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Churches turn to technology in time of crisis

March 23, 2020 by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Life & Arts, Living

As Rev. Dindo Billote of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena prepared for Sunday Mass this past weekend, he recognized he and the church were in uncharted territory.

Instead of preparing to greet in person the 100 or so parishioners that...

Coin appraiser helps know heads from tails

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Life & Arts, Living

Banks are usually a place where one goes to deposit money, sometimes in the form of accumulated loose change that has been collecting in a jar or some other receptacle over time. It is not often that people end up discovering that the...

LW-area homeschooling families share experiences

by Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Living

Melissa Beechy first came across the idea of homeschooling her future children when her now-husband, Wayde, brought it up during the couple’s first date. At the time, she dismissed the concept as “totally crazy.” 

But...

Mission Meals spreads love for Valentine’s Day

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Life & Arts, Living

Nearly 150 members of the community turned out for a special Valentine’s Day dinner Thursday, Feb. 13, at EggCetera Cafe, located at 19709 Mokena St. in Mokena.

The dinner was part of the nonprofit group’s One Love...