• David Lauer (left) helps secure an injured mannequin with the help of Mike English and Dan Johnson on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Prairie State CERT Challenge in Glen Ellyn. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    New Lenox CERT places second in state

    October 28, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News

    When a disaster strikes close to home, and the assistance of first responders is spread thin, there are some New Lenox residents who will be ready to step up and help out their neighbors

  • New Lenox Fire Protection District Board of Trustees president Skip Minger (left) swears in fire chief Steve Engledow at the beginning of the board’s Oct. 20 meeting. Engledow commenced working as fire chief of the fire district on the first day of the month. Photo by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    New chief inducted at fire district board meeting

    October 28, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    The New Lenox Fire Protection District Board of Trustees swore in the district’s new fire chief at the board’s Monday, Oct. 20 meeting.

  • Kevin Sullivan competes Wednesday, Oct. 22, during Providence’s Class 2A regional semifinal game against Brooks College Prep. David Krugley/22nd Century Media

    Celtics’ regional loss does not detract from progress made

    October 28, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The Providence Catholic boys soccer team was happy to host a Class 2A regional last week.

  • New Lenox residents Yaritza Perez (left) and Katherine Hernandez hold hands Saturday, Oct. 25, on their way to the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce’s 47th annual Halloween Fest at the New Lenox Public Library. (Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Bigger, better Halloween festival to remember

    October 28, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Editor Life & Arts

    For its 47th annual Halloween Fest, the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce put on a larger event than ever before.

  • Pictured is the BAB’s Burger ($8), paired with a side of fries ($3) and an America’s Original Pumpkin Ale craft beer ($6 for a 12-ounce bottle) at Build-A-Bun in Frankfort. (Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media)

    Build-A-Bun delivers quality based on tradition

    October 27, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Don Melton has an unusual but effective way of measuring whether or not customers enjoy his food.