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Along U.S. Route 6, just past its intersection with Cedar Road in New Lenox, sits a house that many drive past on a daily basis.

When drivers sit at the stoplight waiting to board the on-ramp to Interstate 355, they may wonder how this house came to be, what its history is, or whether anyone lives inside.

Meredith Dobes

Making art with ink and skin might be the only type of creation one would expect to take place in a tattoo shop, but Mike Luera aims for his new studio in New Lenox to be much more than that — a place for artistic creation of all kinds.

Luera, who has 21 years of experience in tattooing, recently moved his shop, Sacred Art Studio, from Calumet City to 1921 Ferro Drive in New Lenox.

James Sanchez
A Springfield woman has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a 22-year-old woman from New Lenox to death.
Meredith Dobes

The New Lenox Village Board unanimously passed an ordinance adopting an affordable housing plan for the Village at its April 27 meeting. This is in response to the passage of the Illinois Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act, which went into effect in 2004.

Meredith Dobes

Three people were arrested Friday, Sept. 30, after one allegedly took four guns from a New Lenox residence and sold them.

Police arrested Brian Rudnicki, Trenton Felkamp and Gianna Davenport after an investigation that stemmed from a Sept. 24 report of firearms theft from a residence in the 2400 block of Jackson Branch Drive, according to a press release issued Sept. 30 by the New Lenox Police Department.

James Sanchez

The New Lenox Police Department apprehended a suspect in the armed robbery of a New Lenox Walgreens, according to a news release issued Friday, March 13, by the NLPD.

Christopher Sanders, 41, of 1279 Edmonds Ave. in New Lenox, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated robbery after a police investigation, the news release said.

The armed robbery in question reportedly happened Feb. 1 at the Walgreens at 466 N. Nelson Road, where a suspect reportedly stole narcotics.

Danielle Tabor

When the residents of New Lenox’s Horizon Meadows subdivision heard that there may be a 150-foot wireless communications tower built next to their neighborhood, they immediately began efforts to prevent it from happening, concerned about the tower’s proximity to their homes.

Residents who have homes within 250 feet of the proposed tower location received notice of intent letters from TNG Wireless, the company to build the tower, on behalf of T-Mobile.

Meredith Dobes

Those looking for a place to grab a cold beer in a joint that has the same kind of neighborhood bar feel of Orland Park’s former long-standing establishment Fat Sam’s need look no further than its spiritual successor, Fatties Pub.

“We’re just like ‘Cheers,’” owner Steve LaRocco said. “We want to know everyone’s name.”

Meredith Dobes
Police: Alcohol suspected to be factorA New Lenox woman was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle collision in which alcohol may have been a factor, according to Indiana State Police.The crash happened around 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, near the intersection of Interstate 65 and U.S. Route 231 in Remington, Indiana, according to a press release issued by police.Michele Pavesich, 45, of New Lenox, was the passenger in a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer that was traveling south on Interstate 65, police said.
Danielle Tabor

It’s a church where there’s a live band, prerecorded teaching sermons are played on a screen and people don’t have to part with their coffee at the start of the service. 

It might sound strange to some people, but at Parkview Christian Church, it’s the norm.

James Sanchez

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