• Students in ProCoreFiteness’ boot camp class use a tire outside of the New Lenox facility as part of the workout. Photo submitted

    ProCoreFitness celebrates one year in community

    April 28, 2016 By Meredith Dobes, Editor Life & Arts
    Kasia Topor set out to help people in the New Lenox community improve their lifestyles through fitness by opening ProCoreFitness a year ago, and now, the entrepreneur and professional bodybuilder has a considerable following.
  • Providence’s Zack Pych celebrates a run April 25 during a game against St. Rita at home. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Providence bats come alive against St. Rita in 12-2 win [WITH VIDEO]

    April 26, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    Providence head coach Mark Smith has been searching for timely hits throughout the season, and it reached a boiling point during a 4-3 loss in walk-off fashion on April 23 to Chicago Catholic League foe St. Rita.
  • Ed Melkonian (left) and Sandra Zahara descend the stairs dressed in Shakespearean costumes Saturday, April 23, during the Friends of the Library’s Spring Gala & Fundraiser at Village Hall. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Evening of fun raises funds for NLPL

    April 25, 2016 By Tim Hadac, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Six hundred years after William Shakespeare died, some of the most memorable lines he penned graced the walls of New Lenox Village Hall on Saturday, April 23, at the annual Friends of the Library Spring Gala & Fundraiser.
  • Emily Johnson walks the runway Sunday, April 24, during the New Lenox Lions Club’s It’s a Garden Party Fashion Show at VFW Post 9545 in New Lenox. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Lions’ fashion show funds group’s community-focused initiatives

    April 26, 2016 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News
    “We serve.” Those two words embody everything Lions Club International stands for in its mission statement and also what the New Lenox Lions hope to achieve through work in the community, according to First Vice President Dave Wheeler.
  • The Baldinelli Favorite pizza (prices vary by size) comes topped with a thick layer of cheese, homemade meatballs, spinach, garlic and mushrooms at Baldinelli Pizza in Homer Glen. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    More than just pizza: Baldinelli Pizza adds 15 new items to menu

    April 25, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    While many people would refrain from eating garlic on a first date, Vince Distasio and Michelle Honein ordered a meal full of garlic on theirs, and pizza quickly became another one of their go-to date dishes.