• Lincoln-Way East’s Jayison McCorkle (middle) makes contact with Mount Carmel punter Patrick McDonagh (left) Saturday, Nov. 15, during a crucial play in the second quarter of a Class 7A quarterfinals game at Gately Stadium in Chicago. Roughing the kicker was called on East, giving the Caravan a first down. They would later score and win 20-7. Photos by Rick Sanchez/RickSanchezPhotography.com

    Griffins’ season comes to a close after loss to Caravan

    November 21, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    In a game that wound up having as many storylines as it did scoring drives, perhaps the most important was what Lincoln-Way East football coach Rob Zvonar emotionally delivered min

  • Katie Keserich, left fielder for the Mokena Junior High School Meteors, takes a swing at a pitch. This year marked the Meteors’ inaugural season, and the 16 players wrapped up their season in mid-September with a 12-3 win-loss record. Photos submitted

    Meet Mokena’s ‘all-star’ softball team

    November 21, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Sports, Youth

    Many athletes determine their team’s success by numbers, and for the first Mokena Junior High School softball team, that measurement included the number of laughs the players shared.

  • Tom Healy leads the Tinley Park American Legion Color Guard Saturday, Nov. 8, during the Songs of World Wars concert in Frankfort. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    ‘Greatest generation’ concert draws crowd

    November 21, 2014 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Every year around the same time, Dave Molinari will grab his microphone, cords and guitar as the songs from World War l and World War ll resound from his amplifier for a patriotic tribut

  • Helping to dedicate the “St. Mary Prayer Garden – Under the Protection of Our Blessed Mother” on Sunday, Nov. 9, included (left to right) Principal Beth Cunningham, Sister Kim Wolf, teacher Katie Plankinton and Assistant Principal Jeanne Wolski. Photo by Danny Ciamprone/22nd Century Media

    Prayer garden installed at St. Mary in Mokena

    November 20, 2014 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    Just as Rev. Dindo Billote approached the walkway to dedicate the newly installed garden at St.

  • Six plaques, along with a large memorial, were officially dedicated Tuesday, Nov. 11, at VFW Post 725, 19825 Wolf Road in Mokena. Photo by Danny Ciamprone/22nd Century Media

    Remembered as far more than just names

    November 20, 2014 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    It was more than just a wall of names that Jim Hogan gazed upon inside the VFW as a collective group of soldiers symbolizing bravery, sacrifice and everything that embodies the American