• Conor Kerrigan rappells down a rock after learning the basics of climbing and belaying at the House Range in Utah. Photo Submitted

    Resident spends semester backpacking through the Rockies

    July 26, 2016 By Alyssa Groh, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Living in the wilderness for three months with little to no communication with the world would be a scary thing for most people, but Northbrook resident Conor Kerrigan felt it was something he needed to do.
  • Artist Matthew Mayes of Birmingham, Ala., shows his artwork to Sonal Patel and her son, Elaan Narang. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

    Art in the Park features artists young and old

    July 26, 2016 By Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter News
    Northbrook residents didn’t have to go all the way out to the Art Institute of Chicago to see artwork Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17. More than 75 artists lined Village Green Park at the ninth annual Art in the Park.
  • Guanajuato’s summer guacamole ($12.95) comes with pieces of papaya, pineapples and oranges. Fouad Egbaria/22nd Century Media

    Summer reaches its sweet peak

    July 26, 2016 By Staff report Life & Arts, Dining Out
    We’ve entered that sweet spot of summer — when most fruit is not only in season, but it’s reliably delicious. No more bitter blueberries and blackberries, no more mealy peaches and faded-red strawberries.
  • Sing Fong helped the North Central College Cardinals go 31-12, tying for the program’s second-best single-season victory total. Photos from North Central College Sports Information

    From bench to breakout year

    July 26, 2016 By Patrick Z. McGavin, Freelance Reporter Sports
    To some baseball is science, a game of numbers with very specific values, and for others a sport closer to art characterized by a purity and grace.
  • Matthew Matti (left) tries to get the ball during a pickup soccer game July 20 at the Athletico Center. Photos by Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

    Soccer enthusiasts welcomed at weekly pickup games

    July 26, 2016 By Matt Yan, Editor Sports
    The proverbial weekend warrior no longer needs to wait for Friday to quench her competitive thirst. The Athletico Center is playing host to Wednesday night soccer games open to all adults, thanks to a program that “provides all the fun and competitiveness of a sports league ... without the league part.”



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