• ShareFest organizer Gary Cheney helps carry boxes of food to a woman’s car at ShareFest’s “Love Thy Neighbor” event July 8 in Lockport. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    ShareFest brings its ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Road Trip to Lockport

    July 18, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News

    “Love thy neighbor” is a concept as old as time itself, but it can sometimes be buried under the doom and gloom on the evening news and mean-spirited exchanges often fou

  • Children enjoy one of the many attractions during last year’s Proud American Days festival in New Lenox. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    PAD to honor military, emergency services and feature new activities

    July 18, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News

    Military tribute, food, entertainment, music, games, carnival rides, classic cars and cute babies — everything Proud American Days is all about.

  • Providence Catholic grad Natasha Tuminello will cheer collegiately at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, where she also will perform for the Green Bay Packers. Burns Photography

    Tuminello brings talent, leadership to St. Norbert cheerleading

    July 17, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports
    Providence Catholic cheerleading coach Laura Duesing remembers the first time she met Natasha Tuminello. It was about four years ago, when the teenager tried out for the squad her freshman year.
  • Jerry Zimmerman, also known as Mr. Freeze, sharies the scientific principles of liquid nitrogen July 8 during the Mr. Freeze Cryogenics Show at the New Lenox Public Library. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Science show redefines ‘cool’ at New Lenox Public Library program

    July 17, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    What’s cooler than being cool? Cryogenics! Parents looking to prevent the summer slide often turn to the New Lenox Public Library to engage their kids in educational and entertaining programs.
  • Brady Clark rides a mechanical bull July 9 during the Hoedown for Hodgkin’s benefit for New Lenox resident Allison Bolhuis at Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Area unites for ailing NL woman at Hoedown for Hodgkin’s

    July 17, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News
    Anyone who has battled cancer knows how crucial it is to have support. As such, the family of New Lenox resident Allison Bolhuis hosted a benefit dubbed Hoedown for Hodgkin’s July 9 for people across the area to help support her in her battle to beat Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the body’s immune system that starts in the body’s white blood cells called lymphocytes. It was all part of an effort to help raise funds to pay for medical bills.

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