• New Lenox Community Park District Board Vice President Brian Fischer enjoys a cup of hot chocolate Dec. 2 during the Village’s Christmas in the Commons celebration. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Village’s annual Christmas event provides super-sized holiday cheer

    December 10, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News

    New Lenox transformed into a winter wonderland at the annual Christmas in the Commons Kick-Off Celebration on Dec.

  • New Lenox resident Mia Nawrocki takes a festive photo with Mayor Tim Baldermann dressed as Santa Claus during Martino Junior High’s Santa’s Village event Thursday, Dec. 6. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Martino’s holiday event benefits children in need

    December 10, 2018 By Submitted Content News

    On Friday, Dec. 7, the Martino Junior High School Student Council hosted a Santa’s workshop with toys and proceeds benefiting local families in need.

  • Sophia Snider (right), of New Lenox, and Catherine Lobash (left), of Mokena, rehearse “English roses” during a dance practice to prepare for Ballet 5:8’s performance of “Beyond the Nutcracker” Dec. 15-16 at Lincoln-Way West. Amanda Villiger/22nd Century Media

    Local dancers featured in annual ballet performance

    December 10, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    The sweet sound of Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is a hallmark of the classic “Nutcracker” ballet that spans generations.

  • Grace Kmak gets in position to land in the uneven bars event. Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

    Girls Gymnastics: LW in transition year still continues domination of area competition

    December 10, 2018 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Lincoln-Way co-op took a big hit after placing seventh in the state last February.

  • Lincoln-Way Central swimmer Danny O’Brien swims the 100 butterfly Thursday, Dec. 6, during a meet against Lincoln-Way East in New Lenox. Laura Burt/22nd Century Media

    Boys Swimming and Diving: Knights win final event to beat Griffins by one point

    December 10, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Anyone who says there’s no excitement at a swimming dual meet was not at the Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East matchup on Thursday, Dec. 6.