• Lincoln-Way East senior Stephanie Hunniford (right) play doubles with Nicole Huss Thursday, April 3, during a home matchup against sister school Lincoln-Way North. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media.

    Griffins off to strong start under first-year coach

    April 15, 2014 By Will O'Brien, Editor Sports, High School

    About six weeks into its 2014 season, the Lincoln-Way East badminton team is off to an impressively strong start, said first-year coach Ryan Pohlmann.

  • Lincoln-Way East’s Tom Emola returns a service Thursday, April 10, during a home match against Lockport Township. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Young, talented Griffins built to last

    April 15, 2014 By Jeff Vorva, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Rohan and Nikhil Piska spent time last summer in the northern Himalayan mountain region building houses and toilets as part of a service project.

  • Mokena Elementary School first-grader Elizabeth Signorelli (left) reads her published book to parents Joe (middle) and Stella Friday, April 4, during a book launch and signing celebration at the school. Signorelli’s entire class published books, a project aimed at injecting a love of literature among the youngsters. Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    The 'Write' Stuff

    April 15, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer School, Life & Arts

    Don’t be surprised if a future New York Times best- sellers list includes books from a local author or two. 

  • Michael Antonio Gonzalez (middle) and other local children sprint toward a field filled with treats Saturday, April 12, during the Lions Club of Mokena’s annual Easter egg hunt at Main Park. (Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Hoppin' to it

    April 14, 2014 By Will O'Brien, Editor News

    It’s not every day a rabbit pals around with a lion, but that’s exactly what happened Saturday, April 12, at Main Park, much to the delight of several hundred local boys and girls.

  • A group of commercial service officers representing 40 countries pose for a photo on April 5 near the Lincoln Highway mural located at 11104 Front St. in Mokena. The group visited town as part of a tour showcasing the sights and communities along the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. (Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media)

    International tourism officials get glimpse of small town America

    April 14, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    Forget the big city — small towns like Mokena and Frankfort are working to add their names to international travel itineraries.