• Lincoln-Way Central’s Alyssa Harvey sets the ball for the Knights Thursday, July 30, during a game against Eisenhower at Palos Courts in Palos Heights. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    LW Central, West teams improve through summer league

    August 4, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    For Toni Leitshuh, the pressure is off. Now, the Lincoln-Way Central senior can focus on helping return the Knights girls volleyball team to its winning ways.

  • The roast garlic spicy miso ramen ($10) is served with roasted pork belly and a split lava egg, hard-boiled with a soft center. Danny Ciamprone/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Tinley Park ramen house offers array of soups, Asian cuisine

    August 4, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Two years ago, while traveling in Tokyo, Mark Cheung came across a small restaurant on the outskirts of the city.

  • The Bandos family (left to right) – Marianne, Sharon and Tony – sit with their dog, Jackson, Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Village of New Lenox’s Bands & Brews event at the New Lenox Village Commons. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    NL’s new, free music event draws hundreds

    August 4, 2015 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    A new event drew locals looking to have a good time, listen to rock music and drink craft beer Saturday, Aug. 1, at the New Lenox Village Commons.

  • Nancy Dye, who recently accepted a position as New Lenox’s economic development director, stands Friday, July 31, in New Lenox Village Hall. Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Dye reflects on career as she begins new position with Village

    August 4, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News

    Nancy Dye has worn a few different hats over the course of her career, but the common thread between all of them, she said, is that she works to build relationships.

  • New Lenox Fire Protection District Lt. Michael Parkhurst smiles for a photo with Walter, a 5-month-old pointer mix, Thursday, July 30, at NLFPD Station 1. Kelli Svancarek/Silver Castle Studio

    Cache Creek photo project highlights local hounds, heroes

    August 4, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News

    A few excited pups jumped around the garage floor of New Lenox Fire Protection District Station 1 Thursday, July 30, for a special photo shoot for a special cause.