• Trailing offensive lineman Tom Younker (left), Provi’s Richie Warfield (second from left) runs Saturday, Nov. 22, during the Celtics’ Class 7A state semifinal game against Mount Carmel. Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

    Celtics crush Caravan, advance to state title game

    November 24, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    When the call came in to the offense early in the first quarter Saturday, Nov. 22, even Miles Boykin was surprised.

  • Jake Vennetti (left) and Mike Altobelli celebrate a goal at the Celtics’ game Friday, Nov. 21, against St. Rita at Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park. Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

    Celtics sweep four teams at Governor’s Cup Tournament

    November 24, 2014 By Chris Walker, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    New Trier Green has had Providence’s number.

  • Pictured is a split order of bangers and mash ($12 for a full order) — Irish sausages with mashed potatoes and Boston baked beans — at Square Celt in Orland Park. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland gets new taste of Ireland

    November 24, 2014 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    It has been a long time since Sam Maguire’s barred its doors and shuttered its windows in Orland Park. But the restaurant has not been forgotten.

  • Susan Trimby, librarian at Spencer Trail Kindergarten and Cherry Hill School, helps Colin North (in blue) and Robert Stygar (in red) secure cows in the barn to wait out an imaginary impending tornado Thursday, Nov. 20, during a class at Spencer Trail Kindergarten. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Kindergarteners learn farming through hands-on program

    November 24, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Students might not expect to find livestock or apple trees in their school’s library, but one librarian has brought such items to one New Lenox school for an educational purpose. 

  • Pictured are the cages in the booking area of the New Lenox Police Station. In between the cages is the entrance to the sally port officers can use to transport people in custody into the booking area. To the right of the cages is the bond-posting area. Photos by Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    New police station allows room for department to grow

    November 24, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News, Police

    The New Lenox Police Department’s brand new station, the newest addition to the New Lenox Village Commons, opened to the public Friday, Nov. 7.