• Participants at CrossFit Mokena’s fundraiser for PAWS in Tinley Park go through a series of exercises Sunday, Sept. 16. PHOTOS BY MEGAN SCHULLER/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    PAWS-itive Impact: CrossFit Mokena raises $4,400 for Tinley Park animal shelter

    September 21, 2018 By Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter News, Community, Business
    BoJack, a 4-year-old German Shepherd mix, donned a bright yellow vest that read “Adopt Me” as he watched members of CrossFit Mokena do a series of workouts to raise money his shelter. The community and Crossfit Mokena members banded together to raise money Sunday, Sept. 16, for the no kill PAWS animal shelter in Tinley Park, across the street from the gym.
  • But in 2017, after a 20-year hiatus, Oktoberfest returned to the Village much to the satisfaction of residents and nearby locals who can once again enjoy an array of genuine German food, beer, music, crafts and culture from Sept. 21-23 at the 80th Avenue Metra train station. OKTOBERFEST TINLEY PARK

    From The Editor: Oktoberfest Tinley Park a great way to kick off Fall

    September 20, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Editor Opinion, From the Editor
    The new Oktoberfest Tinley Park returning for its second year is organized by the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce with the help of local craft brewers Hailstorm Brewing, 350 Brewing, and Banging Gavel Brews who have taken tremendous pride in returning the festivities to its glory days.
  • Former Andrew, Western Michigan University and Pittsburgh Steeler football player took some time out and talked with Andrew players during a Sept. 11 practice. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Thursday Morning Quarterback: Practices were made perfect for Andrew, Sandburg

    September 19, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Alumni-College
    At Andrew High School football players welcomed a special guest as alum Jarvion Franklin, who earlier this month was wearing an NFL uniform, stopped by to talk with the T-Bolts.
  • A conceptual rendition of what Banging Gavel Brewery’s outdoor patio area could like with the addition of a small accessory structure and outdoor seating. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Tinley Park committees discuss new fire station, Banging Gavel licensing, trash collection

    September 18, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Editor News, Local Government, Village, Community, Business
    The Village’s sub-committee tasked with planning Tinley Park’s new fire station is looking to cut costs without sacrificing service response time after receiving a preliminary estimated price tag of over $6.1 million.
  • Tinley Park nurse Jessica Leja (left) poses for a photo with Tennessee resident Toni Roberts after the two women met for the first time the weekend of Sept. 1. Leja donated her new wedding dress to Roberts who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Tinley Park nurse donates wedding dress to Tennessee woman battling breast cancer

    September 16, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor News, Community
    Despite living nearly 500 miles apart, Jessica Leja and Lebanon, Tenn. resident Toni Roberts have forged a special bond through a unique act of generosity and a shared camaraderie in the fight against cancer.



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