• Verona Sawyer (left) does drills with One Light Defense Self-Defense team member Gary Brook June 21 during a self-defense class hosted by State Rep. Margo McDermed in New Lenox. Photos by Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    ‘I’m going to fight. I’m going to get away.’

    June 26, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    After taking the self defense class at the Lions Community Center in New Lenox, women were empowered to defend themselves and avoid being in potentially risky situ

  • Newly retired New Lenox Fire Chief Steve Engledow (right) and his wife, Sherry, pose for a picture Thursday, June 22, during Engledow’s retirement party at VFW Post 9545. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Engledow retires after 45 years in fire service

    June 26, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News

    It’s pretty amazing where life takes you when you think about it. Does it ever work out as planned?

    For New Lenox Fire Chief Steve Engledow it certainly didn’t.

  • The Rogue Curbside kitchen is a New Lenox-based food truck run by Chef Mark Eckert and his wife, Sara. Photos by Kyle Lahucik/22nd Century Media

    Rogue Curbside Kitchen offers gourmet sandwiches aplenty

    June 26, 2017 By Kyle Lahucik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Chef Mark Eckert went rogue two years ago.

  • Lincoln-Way Central alumnus Brad Bass was selected in the 18th round by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 MLB Draft earlier this month. Fighting Irish Media

    Central alumnus starts pro career in Tigers’ system

    June 26, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports

    From New Lenox to South Bend, the Cape Cod League to affiliated ball, Brad Bass’ young career has spanned many destinations. 

  • Lincoln-Way’s Maggie Huizinga (left) was the team’s second leading behind Caroline Behrens with 42 goals. Both will returning starters next season.

    Girls Lacrosse: Team hopes district adopts sport after historic year

    June 26, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Lincoln-Way co-op girls lacrosse hopes its historic showing this past season will help it get adopted as an official sport within the district schools.