• Carli Rickson warms up her vocal cords during a February evening session at School of Rock Mokena. The franchise is celebrating its 20th year in business. Photos by Megann Horstead/22nd Century Media

    School of Rock Mokena continues to strike a chord with young rockers

    February 20, 2018 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Since opening in 2011, School of Rock Mokena has shown that it is in it for the right rhyme and reason.
  • Lincoln-Way co-op gymnast Madi Flondor competes in three events at the state, scoring a 9.1 on vault, 9.05 on beam and 8.675 on bars. The team finished seventh overall, and was the most improved team from sectionals.

    Girls Gymnastics: Experienced unit finishes seventh at state

    February 20, 2018 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Teams usually have to be at their best during their respective sectional in order to advance to the IHSA girls gymnastics state finals.
  • Mokena resident Sean Gallagher, who is cast as Frankenstein’s monster, hauls Elliot Bilus over his shoulders Thursday, Feb. 15, during a rehearsal for Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre’s “Frankenstein.” Photos by Megann Horstead/22nd Century Media

    Mokena residents perform in ‘Frankenstein’

    February 19, 2018 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    It was a rainy November night when a monster came roaring to life. Its creator was so horrified by his creation, he ran away.
  • James Torres-Gonsales (right), a race operations supervisor at Accelerate Indoor Speedway, explains the different components of the racing karts, including the batteries and mechanisms of accelerations and deceleration, to students from Chicago Heights. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    STEM students study laws of motion on Mokena track

    February 19, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News
    Isaac Newton’s first law of motion states that an object at rest stays at rest, but who cares about that when you can study his second law instead?
  • Father Richard McGrath, who was accused of having a lewd photo of a teenaged boy on a cellphone that disappeared, was not charged by the New Lenox Police Department.

    Provi ex-president not charged after phone in question vanishes

    February 16, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News, Breaking, Police, School

    New Lenox police declined to file charges Thursday, Feb. 15, after a nearly two-month investigation into alleged inappropriate content on a cellphone used by the Rev. Richard J.