• Debbie Slusarski (right), an employee at Old Plank Trail Community Bank, demonstrates to Martino Junior High student Jake Bevers Thursday, March 26, how a money counter is used. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Martino students tour bank for hands-on lesson

    March 30, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News, School

    Behind the teller line, into the vault and inside the operations of the coin machine, four students from the specialized instruction program at Martino Junior High School had the opportunity

  • Lincoln-Way Central’s Anita Fournier (right) goes to head the ball Saturday, March 21, during Central’s season opener against Normal West in New Lenox. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    LW Central poised for competitive, successful season

    March 23, 2015 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Team to build upon hard-fought, season-opening loss

  • Pictured is the bison sugo ($24) at Harvest Room in Palos Heights. It features slow-braised Indiana bison over hand-rolled sweet potato gnocchi, with candied walnuts and Fresno chiles. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Harvest Room’s new chef keeps creativity alive

    March 23, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    When it comes to creativity, Harvest Room was never in short supply.

  • Vendor Savannah Paschen, from Savannah’s Sweet Shop, stands before an array of miniature food-themed jewelry during West Fest, an annual craft fair sponsored by the Lincoln-Way West Music Boosters, held Saturday, March 21, at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox. Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Finding treasures, raising funds

    March 23, 2015 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    LW West Music Boosters host West Fest

  • Pictured is a rendering of the proposed New Lenox Metra train station made by Tria Architecture for the Village Board. The rendering was presented at a Monday, March 16 Council of the Whole meeting. The board was in favor of the style of the building but did not approve of the clock tower, according to Kurt Carroll, Village administrator. Tria Architecture

    Village staff discuss preliminary Metra station plans

    March 23, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News, Village

    New Lenox may be one step closer to having a new Metra station at U.S.