• Children race to grab plastic eggs Saturday, April 12, at the New Lenox Community Park District’s annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Haines Wayside Park. (Photo by Sandi Schuttler/22nd Century Media)

    Weather makes day perfect for annual Easter egg hunt

    April 17, 2014 By Erin Traynor, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    The children of New Lenox had an egg-citing time at the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Haines Wayside Park on Saturday, April 12. 

  • Pictured is the railroad crossing on Gougar Road between Spencer and Laraway roads that will be studied for a possible grade separation. (22nd Century Media File Photo)

    Study sets in motion possibility for overpass at Gougar Road railroad crossing

    April 16, 2014 By Sarah Janssen, Editor News, Village

    The Village of New Lenox is planning to complete a study exploring the possibility of a separation of the road and railroad tracks at Gougar Road crossing between Spencer and Laraway roa

  • China native and Lincoln-Way North student Wenbing Huang (right) is congratulated for his study of the English language Wednesday, April 9, by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 board member Christine Glatz (middle), as board Vice President Jim Gast (left) observes. (Michael Ranieri/22nd Century Media)

    Lincoln-Way foreign language learners commended

    April 16, 2014 By Michael Ranieri, Assistant Editor News, School

    Hola, bonjour, hallo and hello — greetings in the four languages that a group of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 students have mastered.

  • Lori Cortese, a stylist at Split Enz salon in New Lenox, works a deep blue color into Paul Austin’s hair Tuesday, April 1. The dye job was to entice Austin’s coworkers to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a cause close to Austin’s own family. (Sarah Janssen/22nd Century Media)

    New Lenox resident dyes hair for cause

    April 15, 2014 By Sarah Janssen, Editor Life & Arts

    Upon his return from a Hawaii vacation, New Lenox resident Paul Austin stopped into Split Enz salon off Laraway Road.

  • Reduction for fees to new homes aids in growth of housing starts

    April 8, 2014 By Sarah Janssen, Editor News, Village

    Officials don’t see reduction being lifted ‘anytime soon’

    Village of New Lenox officials believe that a 2010 decision to waive 50 percent of the impact fees for homes being built in the village has contributed to steady growth in housing starts, evidenced by a recent Chicagoland market study by Metrostudy that ranks the village eighth in the area for housing starts, right behind Chicago and other larger suburbs.