• Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 students, parents and taxpayers protest the closure of Lincoln-Way North, as well as the School Board and administration Thursday, May 26, outside of Lincoln-Way Central. Photos by Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Protestors call for D210 board, admins to ‘rescind’ LWN closure ‘or resign’

    May 27, 2016 By Meredith Dobes, Contributing Editor News
    The chanting of protestors and the honking of passing traffic in their support filled the air outside of Lincoln-Way Central prior to the Thursday, May 26 meeting of the Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Board of Education.
  • Lincoln-Way East's Kayla Hylton (left) and Jasmine Howell run down the final stretch Saturday, May 20, in the Class 3A 200-Meter Dash title race at the IHSA Track and Field State Finals in Charleston. The Griffins went on to win this year's team title. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    Griffins achieve fourth straight state title

    May 27, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    East coach Brian Evans came into this season with a mindset to be more than just a team carried by its sprint program. 

  • Frankfort native Brad Podowski is currently seeking local talent to join the cast and crew of his film “Redemption Way,” which is to enter the production stage this July. Image submitted

    LW East graduate plans to take his movie to production, looks for local talent

    May 25, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    Lincoln-Way Central graduate Brad Podowski recently learned that when the right people have a little faith in an artist’s creative vision, anything can happen.

  • Aaron Toppen’s grandmother, Betty Winter (left) and mother, Pam Toppen (middle) greeting Will Marquardt Sunday, May 22, at the dedication ceremony for the flagpole honoring Aaron at Mokena Junior High. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Flagpole erected to honor a fallen hero of Mokena

    May 24, 2016 By Amanda Jarzynski, Editor News

    When inspiration strikes, great things can be made.

  • Mokena Police Officer Jim Payne waves to cars during the Friday, May 20 Cop on a Rooftop event at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 187th Street and Wolf Road. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Fund-raising the Roof

    May 24, 2016 By Jeff Vorva, Freelance Reporter News

    Members of the Mokena Police Department were so fired up about raising $5,000 last year – despite enduring a morning of rain – for the Special Olympics that they decided to double their