• Charles Gilroy makes a leaping touchdown Friday, Sept. 15, in Wheaton. Photos by Mike Pal/22nd Century Media

    Football: LA prepares for big game with win

    September 17, 2017 By Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Loyola coach John Holecek wanted his players to enjoy the moment after their most compelling conquest of the season on Sept. 15 at St. Francis in Wheaton.

  • Northfield Police Chief William Lustig leads students and staff in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Sept. 12 at the school’s formal ribbon cutting ceremony for their new building. PHOTOS BY LOIS BERNSTEIN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    A brand new start: Sunset Ridge School opens entirely updated building

    September 18, 2017 By Submitted Content News, School
    Following months of community anticipation, Sunset Ridge School District 29 welcomed students, parents, teachers, administrators and local officials to celebrate the new Sunset Ridge School at its grand opening ceremony Sept. 12 at the new building, housed at Sunset Ridge and Willow roads.
  • Rick Bayless, star of PBS’ “Mexico: One Plate at a Time” and owner of Chicago’s Frontera Grill restaurants, shared the story of his culinary journey Sept. 14 and 15 in Winnetka and Northfield. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Two towns at a time: TV star, Mexican chef visits the North Shore

    September 18, 2017 By Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    He’s authored nine cookbooks, opened nine restaurants and launched a successful packaged foods company, but Chicago celebrity chef Rick Bayless — host of the acclaimed PBS series “Mexico: One Plate at a Time” — still gets a thrill from seeing people relax, share and converse around a meal.
  • Anna Helfman, of Winnetka, crossing the finish line at last year’s Chicago Triathlon as the oldest female finisher at 58-years-old. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Winnetka woman conquers back-to-back Chicago Triathlon races

    September 18, 2017 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor Life & Arts
    By the time most people reach their late 50s, it’s safe to say their peak athletic days are far over.
  • Little Ricky’s pulled pork ($11.95) is a popular option slathered with the restaurant’s famous barbecue sauce. As an add-on, the sandwich is served with onion rings. PHOTOS BY MICHAEL WOJTYCHIW/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Little Ricky’s proves itself more than just a rib joint

    September 18, 2017 By Xavier Ward, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Little Ricky’s nestles itself comfortably on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Elm Street in Winnetka, but you won’t find a nightmare on Elm Street here.