• Caroline Bentley School students (left to right) Kaitlyn Hutchinson, Madison Maeder and Lucy Garza walk to school with Bentley principal Jason Sterritt (second from right) during the fall. Photo submitted

    Bentley School celebrates 40 years of history

    January 26, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    Former New Lenox resident Caroline Bentley may not have had children of her own, but she left a legacy for the children of New Lenox that has spanned generations.

  • Tony Ostrowski (center) stands with his dad, Tony Sr. (right), stepmom Jackie (left) and sisters, 7-year-old Ava (front left) and 10-year-old Anna. After 17-year-old Ostrowski contracted a rare form of bone cancer and had his finger removed, many of his friends and family participated in the Aon Step Up for Kids stair climb to raise money for him. Photos by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Trekking for Tony

    January 26, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    After he contracted cancer last year, 17-year-old Tony Ostrowski lost a finger, but not his positive spirit. 

  • Bruce Korosa plays the accordion. It was the first instrument he learned at the age of 7, after growing up around polka music. Photo submitted

    Keeping polka alive

    January 26, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor Life & Arts

    Bruce Korosa’s music has moved the feet of polka-lovers throughout the Midwest for the past 52 years.

  • Pictured is the six-piece shrimp meal served at Just Shrimp in Tinley Park. The flaky, crispy and succulent shrimp come served on a bed of fries with homemade organic coleslaw and the diner’s choice of cocktail or tartar sauce. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Just Shrimp finds seafood niche in Tinley Park

    January 26, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    John Mihalos’ new restaurant would have made his grandmother proud.

  • Dani Morgan (right) brings the ball down the court for Lincoln-Way West Thursday, Jan. 22, during a home game against Thornridge. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    West adds two games to undefeated record

    January 26, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Members of the Lincoln-Way West girls basketball team were a little concerned that a change in their routine might mess with their mojo.