• New Lenox School District 122 School Resource Officer Michael Jurka (left) greets student Harrsion Scroggins Aug. 25 at Nelson Ridge Intermediate School. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Jurka an ‘invaluable’ resource to schools

    August 31, 2015 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor News

    Officer Michael Jurka has fulfilled numerous jobs in his 16 years of service at the New Lenox Police Department, but he said being a school resource officer has been his

  • Lincoln-Way West’s Jake Mauney returns a kickoff Friday, Aug. 28, at the Warriors’ home opener against Sycamore. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Warriors go down to the wire

    August 30, 2015 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    For Warriors quarterback Connor Lowman, the last minute of Lincoln-Way West’s nail-biting 35-31 victory over Sycamore on Friday, Aug.

  • The 2015-2016 Providence Catholic football team charges the field prior to its game with Joliet Catholic Academy Friday, Aug. 28, in New Lenox. Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

    Provi experiences 'eye-opener' Week 1 loss to JCA

    August 30, 2015 By Chris Walker, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Joliet Catholic Academy wouldn’t allow Steve Simowitz to make enough plays.

  • Doris Handorf stands outside of her New Lenox home, now known as the Van Duser-Handorf house, Aug. 20 along U.S. Route 6 near its intersection with Cedar Road. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    New Lenox woman stays youthful through joys of life in 170-year-old home

    August 31, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor Life & Arts

    Along U.S. Route 6, just past its intersection with Cedar Road in New Lenox, sits a house that many drive past on a daily basis.

  • Kup a Joe Café’s blackened tilapia ($12.99) is pictured layered on seasoned spinach and tomatoes, served with buttery mashed potatoes. It is one of roughly 20 new dinner entrées available at the café. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Dinner delights at Kup A Joe Café

    August 31, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    For the past three-and-a-half years, Frankfort’s Kup A Joe Café has provided an alternative to the drive-thru window for breakfast or lunch.