• Mokena resident and prostate cancer survivor Anthony “Tony” Babiarz looks through his book of memories from his journey with cancer. Babiarz has been cancer-free since 2016. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

    Cancer survivor urges PSA screenings

    September 25, 2017 By T.J. Kremer III, Editor News
    In 2011, a routine physician appointment for acid reflux sent Anthony Babiarz of Mokena to the doctor.
  • Lincoln-Way Central student Morgan Schiller poses for a picture during the school’s homecoming game Sept. 15 when she was recognized as homecoming queen. Schiller was diagnosed as an infant with the genetic disease Williams syndrome. Photo Submitted

    Central crowns special education student as homecoming queen: Senior Morgan Schiller chosen with overwhelming support of students

    September 25, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    When senior Morgan Schiller told her mother, Michelle, that she wanted to run for homecoming queen, Michelle said she was a bit nervous.
  • Participants in the Hero 5K bolt out of the starting area. More than 500 people, ranging in age from 2 to 80 years old, took part in the race on Saturday, Sept. 23, and raised more than $18,000. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Running to remember: Fourth annual Our Fallen Hero 5K raises about $18,000 for charity

    September 25, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News
    Bridget Shafer was out for a run on July 4, 2014 when the idea hit her... hard.
  • The Griffins’ sophomore Ryan Corydon (left) gets tangled up with the Knights’ junior Connor Erickson during the match on Sept. 20. The Knights would win the game 1-0. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Willner, Knights defense down Griffins

    September 25, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The margin between success and failure in soccer can be very thin. That was evident last week as Lincoln-Way East traveled to take on the Lincoln-Way Central boys soccer team in a SouthWest Suburban Conference crossover on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in New Lenox.
  • Lincoln-Way East running back/wide reciever A.J. Henning makes a spectacular, fingertip-grab during the game against rival Lincoln-Way Central on Friday, Sept. 22. East would prevail 28-14 to remain undefeated. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    A tale of two halves: East fails to score in the first half against Central, but returns the favor in the second half for the win

    September 23, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Trailing 14-0 at the half and in enemy territory Friday, Sept. 22, Lincoln-Way East sophomore A.J. Henning knew his team needed a big moment to start the second half against sister school Lincoln-Way Central.