• Kevin Schaefer, associate director of adult learning at Trinity Services, shows one of the art projects a Branch participant completed during a Branch open house Sunday, Dec. 14, at Trinity’s Well-Being Center in New Lenox. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Trinity Branch program creates space for young adults

    December 15, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News

    Teenagers and young adults with learning disabilities can now join a new program to help them transition from the educational environment to the “real world.”

  • Celtics senior guard Alyssa Jurges (left) drives the ball down the court past Bishop McNamara senior guard Khadaizha Sanders Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Providence Catholic High School. Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

    Strong, senior-led Celtics team shoots for wins, learns from losses

    December 15, 2014 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Providence senior guard Alyssa Jurges continues to show the talents that earned her a scholarship to play basketball at Lewis University.

  • In the 160-pound class, Tristan Singer (left), of Lincoln-Way Central, pulls down Tom Slattery, of Sandburg, on Thursday, Dec. 11, at a match in New Lenox. Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

    Central meets its match with Sandburg

    December 15, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    As a wrestler at Lincoln-Way Central and now as coach of the Knights wrestling team, Jason DePolo knows what its like to go against top opponents in the state.  

  • Pictured is Bobby’s Favorite BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($8.95) at J.W. Hollstein’s. The sandwich is smothered in barbecue sauce, and served with bacon and cheddar jack cheese on a pretzel roll. Michael Gilbert/22nd Century Media

    Hollstein’s offers fresh take on bar food

    December 15, 2014 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    “Upscale bar food” seems like a phrase too good to be true, something far from the norm.

  • Ann McMann, a soprano guest soloist, sings at the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale concert Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lincoln-Way East High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    LWAC delights large crowd with holiday classics

    December 15, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Editor Life & Arts

    The well-recognized and respected Lincoln-Way Area Chorale, in its 20th season, put on a two-part show that received two separate standing ovations from a packed house Saturday, Dec.