• NAWS associate Austin Bubeck (left) holds Kobe, while Kelly Sandusky holds Melo, Nov. 17 at NAWS in Mokena. The dogs recently were left abandoned outside of NAWS. The nonprofit was able to find a family for them just in time for the holidays. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Helping the four-legged ones find homes

    November 22, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    Melo and Kobe had just come in after going for a walk around NAWS Humane Society, as they were barking with delight to volunteers and staff members paying them a visit. 

  • Lincoln-Way North girls volleyball head coach Mary Brown motivates her players during the Lincoln-Way North sectional game against Minooka earlier this season. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Phoenix girls volleyball coach Mary Brown to leave North with countless accomplishments

    November 22, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    From the time she was young, Mary Brown always got the best out of people. She certainly got the best out of her girls volleyball teams at Lincoln-Way North.

  • The Beefeater ($6.99) starts with rye bread piled high with sliced roast beef. Then, grilled green peppers and melted Swiss cheese are added, and it is plated with sliced pickles and French fries to complete the meal. Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Keeping the Country Charm in New Lenox

    November 22, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The Country Charm has been a staple of the New Lenox community for more than three decades, and the breakfast-and-lunch spot continues to charm locals both new and old.

  • Matt Sharp, of Minooka, pours two glasses of Junction in the Trunk Nov. 17 at 350 Brewing Company in Tinley Park, as part of 22nd Century Media’s Cheers to Charity series. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Giving three cheers for philanthropy

    November 22, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    Publisher 22nd Century Media’s annual toast to community organizations got off to a rousing start Nov.

  • Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North students recently visited DePaul University in Chicago where they got to tour the School of Music. Photo submitted

    LW students visit DePaul University School of Music

    November 23, 2015 By Staff Report School, Life & Arts

    The Lincoln-Way East and North orchestra recently spent a day in downtown Chicago learning, performing and enjoying many aspects of the orchestral world in the Windy