• Lincoln-Way girls lacrosse player Madeline Buck sprints toward the Sandburg goal as Sandburg’s Kailee Tomkins chases April 18 during a game at Lincoln-Way West. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way girls lacrosse scores late goals but falls to Eagles

    April 19, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    For Hannah Michalek, there’s nothing like playing lacrosse.
  • Summit Hill Junior High seventh-graders (left to right) Shayne Bonshire, Kailey McMahon and Geena DiBenedetto experiment with UV beads April 12 to learn about solar energy. The school installed solar panels over the summer and began working with them in the classroom this past week. Photos by Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Bright ideas: Solar panels show students ‘real world’ science

    April 19, 2017 By Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing Editor News, School
    Summit Hill Junior High seventh-grader Amanda Butryn dipped a thermometer into three beakers: one ice cold, one warm, one hot. She and her classmates watched the tiny UV beads inside, illuminated by an overhead projector.
  • Seniors Collin Kavanaugh (left, as Curly) and Lindsey Doody (Laurey) rehearse “Oklahoma!” April 11 at Lincoln-Way East High School. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way East breathes new life into classic musical 'Oklahoma!'

    April 18, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Fresh, young and energetic are not words director Gina Vitucci said most people usually use to describe “Oklahoma!”
  • Mokena Junior High School students Justin Eckert (left) and Joey Berardelli rehearse for the upcoming production of “The Music Man Jr.” Eckert plays the part of Professor Harold Hill, and Berardelli plays the part of Marian Paroo. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Music the only way combat trouble in Mokena Jr. High’s ‘The Music Man Jr.'

    April 18, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Now in its second season, the Mokena Junior High School spring musical has grown from 45 cast and crew members to 60.
  • Lincoln-Way Central’s Colleen Barrett lays down a bunt Thursday, April 13, during a home night game against Andrew. Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

    Knights softball's five-run fifth inning leads to comeback win

    April 17, 2017 By Jeff Vorva, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    After having seven games canceled due to the weather early in the season, Lincoln-Way Central’s softball team finally had a string of three games in three days, and the bats were in a groove.