• The Nashville hot chicken is seasoned with variety of spices like cayenne pepper, paprika and chili powder. Derek Wolff/22nd Century Media

    At Honey’s Hot, Southern-style spice worth the bite

    June 21, 2016 By Colin Hanner, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    At the end of February, Jeff Shapiro and Dean Eliacostas, the minds behind local favorite Real Urban Barbecue, packed a car and went on a culinary journey some 500 miles south to Nashvil

  • Steve Malone, Lake Forest Theatre’s founder and managing artistic director (left), goes over scenes with Elizabeth Mazur, the actress portraying Martha in the company’s inaugural production, “The Secret Garden.” 22nd Century Media File Photo

    New theater company launches in Lake Forest

    June 21, 2016 By Danielle Gensburg, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    Although there’s no shortage of appreciation for the arts in Lake Forest — from popular plays and musicals being performed throughout the year by CenterStage in Lake For

  • Bob Verdi, a Lake Forest College Class of 1967 graduate and former Chicago Tribune sportswriter and sports columnist, was inducted as a “Media Honouree” on Nov. 14 to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He was recognized to be the recipient of 2016 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, announced earlier this month by the National Hockey League. Chicago Blackhawks

    ‘Best columnist, beat writer, reporter’ Verdi honored

    June 20, 2016 By Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter Sports

    Bob Verdi is to Chicago sports writing what Bobby Hull was to the Blackhawks, Ernie Banks to the Cubs, Walter Payton to the Bears and Michael Jordan to the Bulls.

  • The salted caramel cupcake is topped with salted caramel buttercream and a drizzle of cooked caramel, making it both sweet and salty. Photos by Derek Wolff/22nd Century Media

    Living that gluten-free lifestyle

    June 16, 2016 By Chris Pullam, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Ali Graeme’s son, Colin, was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2007 at the age of 12.

  • Nathan (right) rides at Horsefeathers with help from instructor Katherine Love. Alan P. Henry/22nd Century Media

    Horsefeathers program in LF empowers those with special needs

    June 14, 2016 By Alan P. Henry, Staff Writer News

    Horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who helped inspire the lead character in the Nicholas Evans novel “The Horse Whisperer,” speaks from experience about the healing power a h