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    10 Questions with Nick DeGregorio, Lincoln-Way Central football

    May 24, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Editor Sports, Athlete of the Week
    Nick DeGregorio is heading into his senior year as the middle linebacker on the Lincoln-Way Central football defense. He is a Mokena resident.
  • Redtail Market, which is the site of the former Dollar Doe$ It on LaGrange Road, recently opened and sells a variety of craft and boutique items. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Redtail Market takes off with new style, atmosphere

    May 24, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News
    In under four weeks, the former Dollar Doe$ It on LaGrange Road was transformed from a failing dollar store to a thriving boutique filled with vintage and refurbished goods, boutique clothing and handmade creations.
  • Special makeup effects artist Adam Felgenhauer (right) works on lead actor Shannon Brown’s makeup before a scene at Joliet Junior College. Brown is playing the part of Brian Sweeney in the film "Every 21 Seconds." Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    ‘Every 21 Seconds’ movie based on story of Mokena man's recovery

    May 22, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    “My brain didn’t give me the ability to realize something was wrong with me.” When Brian Sweeney drove up to Lake Geneva with some buddies for the weekend in 1992, he had no idea his life would be changed forever.
  • Lincoln-Way Central’s senior leader Nicole McCabe tries to find an open shot Thursday, May 18, during the state quarterfinals against Mother McAuley. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Mother McAuley’s second-half run ends LWC girls water polo's postseason

    May 19, 2017 By James Sanchez, Contributing Editor Sports, High School
    Lincoln-Way Central Athletic Director Matt Lyke refers to the Knights’ girls water polo team as “The Comeback Kids.”
  • Joey Moylan poses with a sign bearing a slogan that has been his mantra as he faces leukemia: “No one fights alone.” The Summit Hill Junior High School eighth-grader is being honored this year during the Loyola Medicine 5K Supporting Pediatric Care & Research. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Community supports Summit Hill student fighting cancer

    May 22, 2017 By Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing Editor News
    Weeks after Joey Moylan was diagnosed with leukemia, it was time to shave his head. Clumps of his dark brown hair were already flaking off onto his pillow from chemotherapy. For the then-12-year-old, it was a small way to take control.