• Lincoln-Way North graduate and football standout Julian Hylton is entering his third season on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football team. Photos by Craig Pessman/Illinois Athletics

    Standout North defensive back preps for third Illini season

    July 26, 2017 By Kyle LaHucik, Editorial Intern Sports
    Working to improve his playing abilities, knowledge of the game and defensive mindset — “clean everything up” — is what Tinley Park native and Lincoln-Way North graduate Julian Hylton is doing this summer as he prepares for his third year on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football team.
  • Megan Stevens, 11, of Mokena, demonstrates a kick while practicing at Family Martial Arts. Megan placed third in her division at the 2017 USA Taekwondo National Championships held June 29-July 6 in Detroit. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Oh, the places they'll taekwon-go

    July 25, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News
    When Hylary Sheleheda took up taekwondo a little more than one year ago, she had no idea what the future held for her in the sport.
  • The Old Plank Road Trail – which stretches through New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort – celebrated its 20th anniversary this month. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Old Plank Road Trail celebrates two decades of use

    July 25, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    It’s been 20 years since the first segment of the Old Plank Road Trail was completed — 20 years of walking, running, biking and time spent winding through sections of prairies and woods.
  • Emma DiFiore (right) paints her cousin Frankie DiFiore’s face during Festa Italiana July 16 at the Front Street Metra station. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Fourth annual Festa Italiana brings slice of Italy to Mokena

    July 24, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News
    Festa Italiana returned to downtown Mokena July 16 to offer a space for family, food, fun, faith and music.
  • Members of the Mokena Bluewave 11-and-under softball team pose with their trophies after winning the United States Specialty Sports Association Fastpitch National Championships July 12-16 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo Submitted

    Young fastpitch softball players earn national win

    July 24, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth
    No matter what the age, when a team plays its best, it can do great things.



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