• Ranch Frostie owner Teri Hoyt decided to retire after decades of owning the business, but the soft-serve ice cream shop, located at 1259 N. Cedar Road, is expected to open back up in spring under new ownership. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Hoyt says goodbye to Ranch Frostie, looks toward retirement

    October 17, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News

    In small towns — places that lack the towering skyscrapers or highly concentrated city centers — little things can take on bigger roles.

  • Lincoln-Way West No. 1 doubles player Meghan Maynard, hits a forehand shot Friday, Oct. 13, during the IHSA Andrew Sectional in Tinley Park. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Girls Tennis: All three NL schools qualify players to state

    October 17, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    A Lincoln-Way school won last weekend’s sectional, but it wasn’t from New Lenox.

  • Lincoln-Way West wide receiver Alex Croft dives for a pass Friday, Oct. 13, during a game against Stagg in New Lenox. Photo Submitted

    Football: West’s strong second half secures playoff berth

    October 17, 2017 By James Sanchez, Editor Sports, High School

    Since Week 5, Jake Price, known for his grit and tenacity on the defensive side, was asked to help the team in a different way.

  • Brianne Bolden finished runner-up at the the IHSA 2A state tournament in Forsyth. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Golf: LWC pair finishes in Top 5 at girls state, Sean Curran finishes 26th on boys side

    October 17, 2017 By Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    A year after Lincoln-Way Central’s Grace Curran won the school’s first golf state championship, her teammate and friend Brianne Bolden nearly made it two in a row.

  • 1 Happy Girl Boutique owner Paige Schwartz organizes beaded bracelets Thursday, Oct. 12, during the 1 Happy Girl Breast Cancer Benefit hosted at the store at 1421 E. Lincoln Highway. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    1 Happy Girl Boutique benefit gives back to cancer survivors

    October 16, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    “Everything happens for a reason.” It was with this sentiment Dawn Schwartz had in mind that she and her daughter, Paige, the owner of 1 Happy Girl Boutique in New Lenox, decided to give back to cancer survivors in a unique and personal way.