• Ashley Raehsler competes in triple jump April 11 at the Knights Invitational at Lincoln-Way Central. Burns Photography

    Raehsler aims to lead Central team to success in senior year

    April 21, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor Sports, High School

    Ashley Raehsler does not follow in anyone’s footsteps. She leaps over any obstacles in her way to set the pace — and the records.

  • New Lenox resident Daniel Michalak contributed many items from his personal collection of Civil War artifacts to the “Joliet Remembers the Civil War” exhibit, which will run at the Joliet Area Historical Museum until late July. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    New Lenox resident’s Civil War collection on display in Joliet

    April 21, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    New Lenox resident Daniel Michalak could tell others about life during the American Civil War, but he prefers to show them — to their benefit.

  • Pilar Shaker (left), director of the New Lenox Public Library, laughs with Colette Loecke (middle), library board member, and Liz Wetmore, library marketing manager, Saturday, April 18, at the Friends of the Library’s Spring Arts Festival at the library. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Fundraising, Jay Gatsby style

    April 21, 2015 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    Taking a page from the Great American Novel, the Friends of the New Lenox Public Library’s seventh annual Spring Arts Festival seemed to be a “roaring” success.

  • The Salmone alla Fresca ($25) — fish atop grilled asparagus, dressed with olive oil, basil and an array of avocado, tomato and red onion — is a popular spring and summer dish available at Francesca’s Vicinato in Palos Park. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    ‘From your farm to your table’

    April 20, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Francesca’s brings back classic dish for summer

  • Providence’s Mikayla Sanders (left) prepares to kick the ball away from Marist’s Gianna Stefanos April 15 during a home game. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Provi soccer scores 1st conference win of season

    April 20, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Members of the Providence girls soccer team were looking to register their first conference win of the season April 15 during their home game against Marist.