• Lincoln-Way East’s Bianca Galassini (left) and West’s Sara Loichinger vie for the ball Tuesday, April 25, during the cross-district Kick for a Cure cancer benefit game. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Girls soccer: Griffins play for ‘warriors,’ ‘angels’

    April 27, 2017 By Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Lincoln-Way East coach Mike Murphy was thrilled with his team’s 3-1 win April 25 over Lincoln-Way West. The night, though, was about more than soccer.
  • Pepper Mill’s roast turkey ($10.99 à la carte; $13.75 for the dinner) comes on a bed of homemade stuffing, with homemade mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and choice of vegetable on the side. Photos by Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    Options abound at Pepper Mill in Mokena

    April 27, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Get a group together of 100 motorcyclists, 100 skydivers and 100 Evel Knievels — part motorcyclist, part skydiver — and all of them will say that there is no greater rush than eating the right meal at the wrong time.
  • Drummer Mike Carlson (left) performs with the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale during an April 17 rehearsal. The group will perform its spring concert — a mix of spirituals and big band classics — this Sunday, April 30. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way Chorale to bring the swing to spring concert

    April 25, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    The first half of the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale’s upcoming spring concert Sunday, April 30, will be like many other choir concerts. The second half, on the other hand, is to stray a bit from the pack.
  • Jake Morinec, who has been riding bulls competitively for nearly three years, rides in a competition. Photos Submitted

    No fear: Mokena eighth-grader tackles bull riding

    April 25, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Editor News
    In many ways, Jake Morinec is a typical Mokena Junior High School eighth-grader. In a couple of key ways, though, he varies.
  • Lincoln-Way East right fielder Julian Everett, who finished the game 2-for-3 with four RBI, smacks a hit Friday, April 21. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Rivalry renewed: East baseball bests Central by widest margin of season

    April 24, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Lincoln-Way East junior Julian Everett has eagerly anticipated playing in the district matchups against rival Lincoln-Way schools the past two seasons. In his first year on varsity, he made his impact felt.