• Lincoln-Way co-op gymnast Allie Reis performs her floor routine during a meet Dec. 4 at Andrew. The Lincoln-Way co-op team took the meet 133.44 to 117.35. Photos by Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

    LW in transition year continues domination of area competition

    December 10, 2018 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Kmak, Jarosz, Reis to pick up slack after eight state gymnasts graduated.
  • Members from Mokena’s All About Music and Children’s Theatre join up with St. Johns United Church of Christ NAWS Humane Society Saturday, Dec. 8, to raise money for the animal shelter with the annual “Caroling for Critters” concert. Photos by Analisa Trofimuk/22nd Century Media

    Annual ‘Caroling for Critters’ benefits NAWS animal shelter

    December 10, 2018 By Analisa Trofimuk, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    All About Music students celebrated the happiest season of all during its annual “Caroling for Critters” recital Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Mokena. This year the event was to benefit the local no-kill animal shelter NAWS.
  • Mokena residents Laney Roberts (left), 6 months old, and her brother, Tucker Roberts, 4, pose with Santa Saturday, Dec. 8, during Mokena Community Park District’s annual Breakfast with Santa at Aurelio’s in Frankfort. Photos by Analisa Trofimuk/22nd Century Media

    Nearly 100 show for Breakfast with Santa

    December 10, 2018 By Analisa Trofimuk, Freelance Reporter News, Community
    Children’s faces lit up as Santa and his jolly elf entered the room. Santa led the room in song, properly kicking off the festive morning. The Mokena Community Park District hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa at the Frankfort Aurelio’s on the morning of Sat. Dec. 8, with a crowd of almost 100 guests.
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    Standout Student: Liam Fowler, Noonan Academy

    December 7, 2018 By Staff Report News, Community
    Liam Fowler is a third-grader at Noonan Academy.
  • Jan Fitzgerald, of Frankfort, helps pack presents for the holiday gifts that will be given to children in the Chicago are and south suburbs through My Joyful Heart. Photos by Amanda Villiger/22nd Century Media

    Nonprofit brings Christmas cheer to children

    December 7, 2018 By Amanda Villiger, Assistant Editor News, Community
    When providing food and shelter are the biggest financial concerns a family faces, the extra things — such as new clothing or Christmas presents — can often fall by the wayside.


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