• Lincoln-Way East senior Michael Thompson leads the second-year drill sequence during AFJROTC camp Aug. 9. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Marching as one: Junior ROTC camp bonds, builds teamwork

    August 15, 2017 By Kyle LaHucik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts

    As the sun started beaming down on Lincoln-Way Central’s parking lot, Master Sgt.

  • Incoming Lincoln-Way East freshman and Tinley Park resident Matt Kelley takes a putt on the first hole of the Bear Trap, the 15th hole at PGA National Resort’s Champion Course, during his second round of play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships July 26 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photos Submitted

    Bearing down on PGA National’s Bear Trap

    August 10, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Sports Editor Sports, High School

    Matt Kelley will only be a freshman at Lincoln-Way East this fall, but the Tinley Park resident already has significant experience in tournament golf.

  • Doc’s Smokehouse and Craft Beer’s three-meat plate is shown here with smoked brisket, ribs and custom-made Usinger’s sausage. Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Doc’s Smokehouse plays on owner’s Southern heritage, traditions

    August 13, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Blues music plays over the sound system, as Birmingham, Alabama native Brent Brashier discusses his emotional attachment to Southern-style barbecue at Doc’s Smokehouse and Craft Beer in

  • Recently retired New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich greets area residents Sunday, Aug. 13, during “Rob Ninkovich Day” hosted by the Village of New Lenox. Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    A super day: Super Bowl champion Rob Ninkovich returns home

    August 14, 2017 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports
    When Rob Ninkovich joined the Lincoln-Way Central football team as a freshman, it was the first time he ever played the game.
  • Jailee Clemmons tries out the swinging bars. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    United Gymnastics Academy finds home in Tinley Park

    August 14, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News

    When Mike Kociolek graduated from college 10 years ago with a degree in journalism, he was not quite sure what path he would take toward a career.