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
May 22, 2017By Amanda Stoll, Assistant EditorLife & 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
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
May 22, 2017By Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing EditorNews
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.
Mokena Junior High School eighth-grade student Lexie Bailey may have Down syndrome and serve as a runner on the track team, and eighth-grade student Maggie Tinman may not, but they share something powerful in common.
Lincoln-Way Central flipped the switch.
After coming out flat in the opening set, the Knights turned things around and went on to defeat Lockport Township 17-25, 25-15, 25-20 May 24 in the title match of the Plainfield Central Regional.