• Chad Hull (right), of New Lenox, gives blood with Raymond Rascoe Jr. of Heartland Blood Centers during the blood drive at State Representative Margo McDermed’s Mokena office on Aug. 8. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Community members do their part by donating at blood drive

    August 20, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News

    It’s a small thing, donating blood. It takes less than an hour, but a blood transfusion can be the difference between life and death for up to three people.

  • Marianne Melcher, of New Lenox, recently became the new executive director of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. Photo submitted

    Local takes on role as Frankfort Chamber of Commerce director

    August 20, 2018 By Cynthia Freeman, Editorial Intern News

    Marianne Melcher, a resident of New Lenox, has stepped into a new role as executive director of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. 

  • A ComEd crewmember lifts a power line for the New Lenox Metra depot to fit underneath and get onto Cedar Road Aug. 15 to start the depot’s move the Walt Konow’s farm in Homer Glen. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    New Lenox Metra depot moves to new home at Konow’s farm

    August 17, 2018 By Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor News

    Almost a year in the making and countless hours of work later, the historic New Lenox Metra depot made its journey across town before reaching its new home in Homer Glen on the property

  • Lincoln-Way West alum Jake Price was a standout defensive back and kick returner for the Warriors and capped off his senior season earning All-State. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Going Places: Price joins former teammates at Winona State

    August 13, 2018 By Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College

    Jake Price is excited to see some familiar faces when he begins his freshman season at Winona State later this month.

  • New Lenox residents Samantha Fritz (left), 15, and Ellery Dalseth, 8, experience what it is like to sit in the back of a squad car Aug. 7 during National Night Out in the Village Commons. Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media

    National Night out brings police and community together

    August 13, 2018 By Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter News

    A young boy sat on a New Lenox police motorcycle making “vroom” noises as he reached for the handle bars that the officer showed him how to hold properly.