• Frank Karolcik (left), a 92-year-old World War II veteran, sits with Cynthia Reynolds, the granddaughter of World War II Marine Oscar Eriksen. Karolcik and Eriksen both survived a torpedo attack Oct. 20, 1944, on the USS Honolulu CL-48. Photos by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Aboard one ‘charmed ship’

    October 20, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    When Cynthia Reynolds approached Frank Karolcik at the Frankfort Aldi’s five years ago and tearfully asked him if he owned a Cadillac, he thought she had hit his car. 

  • Lincoln-Way Central’s Mary Yonkaitis gets ready to take a swing Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Class 2A Joliet Central Regional, held at Inwood Golf Course in Joliet. (David Krugley/22nd Century Media)

    Shooting for the best

    October 13, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    When Lincoln-Way West senior Alexis Biedrzycki came back to play high school golf this fall, she had her sights squarely set on one time of year — the postseason.

  • Pictured is a calzone from The Godfathers Eatery in Lockport. The dish starts at $7.99 with just cheese and sauce. (Lauren Finkler/22nd Century Media)

    Grab a seat at The Godfathers Eatery, capiche?

    October 13, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Chris and Gina Circelli have an offer you can’t refuse.

  • Founder of foreverU and Lincoln-Way East graduate Ryan Hesslau, of Mokena, addresses a crowd Saturday, Oct. 11, during foreverU’s second annual Walk of Revival, held at the New Lenox Village Commons. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about bullying-related suicides. (Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media)

    Walk of Revival honors victims of bullying

    October 13, 2014 By David Lipowski, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    In May 2012, Ryan Hesslau – at that time a student at Lincoln-Way East High School – wanted to stand up against bullying.

  • Overcome with emotion, brothers (left to right) Lawrence, Ray and Don Sabec step inside their newly renovated home Saturday, Oct. 11, during a homecoming event held in New Lenox. (Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media)

    Prairie House Project provides new home for Sabec brothers

    October 13, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    Shiny new keys in hand, Donald, Lawrence and Ray Sabec unlocked the front door to step inside their “new 100-year-old house.”



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