• Interpretive naturalist Bob Bryerton, of the Will County Forest Preserve, shows a group how to identify birds using an app on his phone during a morning bird hike on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hickory Creek Preserve in Mokena. Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media

    Forest preserve combines nature with technology

    August 15, 2018 By Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living
    A repetitive bird call with the rhythmic pattern of a ping-pong ball dropping on the table echoed across the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve Sunday, Aug. 12, as the bird stayed perched in the cover of the brush.
  • Lincoln-Way Central senior cross country runner Mackenzie Brownrigg (middle) returns to this year’s team as one of its Top Three runners. 22nd Century Media file photo

    Cross Country: Knights girls, boys look to build off last season’s success

    August 15, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Last year marked the first time that Lincoln-Way Central sent both its boys and girls cross country teams to state in the same season since 2013.
  • Recent Lincoln-Way East grad Lauren Hunter (bottom row, second from left) poses with her company at a 5K fundraiser. Hunter is currently attending The United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Photo submitted

    Going Places: LW East grad combines service, sports

    August 14, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College
    As a basketball and softball standout in the Lincoln-Way district all throughout her high school career, Lauren Hunter came up big. But when it came time to choose a college, the recent Lincoln-Way East graduate wanted to go somewhere that was bigger than herself. So she’s currently enrolled at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, New York.
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    Village of Mokena Board of Trustees: No bump in the road on improvement measures

    August 14, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government
    Road striping, new roadway surfacing bids awarded.
  • The JROTC E flight group, under the command of Lincoln-Way Central sophomore Anika Svancaek (far left) with guidon Madison Koseo (second row, far left), a Lincoln-Way West sophomore, prepares for a drill at the JROTC Summer Drill Camp at Lincoln-Way Central on Friday, Aug. 10. Photos by Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media

    JROTC summer drill camp motivates future LW cadets

    August 13, 2018 By Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living
    “Motivated, motivated! Downright motivated!” echoed throughout the parking lot near the North Gym at Lincoln-Way Central as flight groups from the JROTC drill camp spread the motivation, and at times, intimidation, to their competition.

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