• Lincoln-Way East head coach Rob Zvonar consoles his team after a last-second attempt to tie the IHSA Class 8A semifinal game against Loyola fails on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Griffins battled to the end, but ended up on the losing side of a 24-16 game. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd century media

    Football: Griffins’ title bid comes up short in Loyola rematch

    November 18, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Lincoln-Way East hadn’t lost a game since 2016. With a streak like that, it was easy to understand the raw emotion as the Griffins football team headed off the field Saturday, Nov. 17, for the final time in 2018 one victory short of a return trip to the IHSA Class 8A state final.
  • From the Editor: On veterans and being thankful

    November 16, 2018 By T.J. Kremer III, Editor Opinion, From the Editor
    These next couple of print cycles for The Messenger are a bit odd, in that we’re publishing this week after Veterans Day and next week right before Thanksgiving. So, with that in mind, I thought it would be appropriate to combine the two for this editorial.
  • Lincoln-Way East senior Kaley Sheehan is expected to make big contributions this year after an impressive junior season last year. 22nd Century Media file photo

    Girls basketball: New coach, new players on horizon for Griffins hoops

    November 15, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    A new season, a new coach for the Lincoln-Way East girls basketball team. Or is that an old coach?
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    10 Questions with DJ Armbrecht, Lincoln-Way East boys bowling

    November 15, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Sports, High School, Athlete of the Week
    DJ Armbrecht is a senior on the Griffins boys bowling team.
  • The Italian combo ($13.99), comes with the restaurant’s signature lasagna, penne pasta and cheese ravioli topped with homemade marinara sauce. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Focus on family, community at Fox’s on Wolf

    November 14, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Fox’s on Wolf has been a Mokena staple for roughly a dozen years, but the restaurant’s story is half a century in the making.