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On Monday and Wednesday nights the Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park is where you’ll find the Pee Wee hockey team known as the Vikings. This team of children aged 12 years and younger consists of 17 players from the surrounding area.
TJ Kremer III
At 10 a.m. on March 14, students across the nation will leave their classrooms in support of something greater than themselves. For 17 minutes, they plan to honor the 17 people who were gunned down three weeks ago on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
TJ Kremer III
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.
TJ Kremer III

After 8-year-old Bella Rodrigues lost her lower right leg to surgery, a therapy dog named Max came to her assistance — but if he could talk, he might say the young girl helped him just as much. 

Rodrigues, a Mokena resident, has been attending therapy with Max since the late winter of 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Rodrigues regained much of her strength and learned to use her prosthetic leg by walking Max down the hospital’s halls, playing catch with him and performing other activities. 

Danny Ciamprone

For the past three weeks, people have been seen walking around on sidewalks or even streets with their heads buried in their phones. They seem to be walking around aimlessly. These are not tech-crazy millennials, but rather Pokémon hunters. 

The new game “Pokémon Go” has built up unbelievable popularity since being released earlier this month. The game is so popular that one local organization has taken notice. 

Amanda Jarzynski
The seats of Lincoln-Way East High School’s auditorium were full — and the audience was full of anticipation — when seniors Jake Arthur and Kiley Meade were given the titles of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin.
Amanda Stoll
Northbound traffic on Wolf Road in Mokena between 187th Street and 191st Street had to be diverted due to a small stretch of buckling road.
Tim Carroll

The Will County Sheriff’s Office arrested two 15-year-old male students of Lincoln-Way East High School after they allegedly created a “hoax” threat of “shooting up and blowing up the school” the evening of Oct. 27, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a news release issued Oct. 28 by the sheriff’s office, the students were picked up at the school around noon and brought to the Sheriff’s Investigation Division for questioning.

Danielle Tabor

Children’s author and mother of two, Amy Logan, has made it her personal mission to empower children and spread kindness not only through her written words, but with her actions every day.

Danny Ciamprone

Jaime L. McInerney, 41, of 11138 First St. in Mokena, was charged July 6 with retail theft after allegedly attempting to steal multiple items from a retail store in the 11000 block of Lincoln Highway. McInerney allegedly had tried to steal from the store in the past, so was being monitored by a surveillance camera while in the store. Police said that the camera caught McInerney taking items from multiple sections of the store, removing them from their packaging and placing them in his pockets.

Amanda Jarzynski