• Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Superintendent R. Scott Tingley explains how the district got to a point of needing to close a school during an April 26 interview at Lincoln-Way Central. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    LW superintendent talks past mistakes, potential two-school future and more in Station exclusive

    May 2, 2016 By Meredith Dobes, Contributing Editor News, School
    Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 is less than one month away from officially becoming a three-school system, but the transition process is already underway.
  • Annette Baldwin portrays Elizabeth Van Lew, a Virginia woman who spied for the Union during the Civil War, April 25 at the Frankfort Public Library. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Using history to inspire

    May 2, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor Life & Arts
    Historical portrayer Annette Baldwin can reveal little details about her characters’ lives in the blink of an eye, but the positive impact those characters continue to have beyond the grave matters most to her.
  • Madeline Witt, shown playing Peter Pan in Lincoln-Way North’s 2015 production of “Peter Pan,” plays the role of Johanna in Augustana College’s spring production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Witt, an Augustana freshman, did not expect to obtain a lead role in the play when she auditioned. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Trying something new pays off for LWN grad

    May 2, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor Life & Arts

    When Madeline Witt walked into her first college theater tryout, she would have considered herself lucky if she got accepted into the show’s stage crew. Instead, she walked out with a lead part.

  • Heather Meskimen, who started “The 40 Project” to raise money to donate to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center on her 40th birthday, teaches her students at Independence Junior High School about the Holocaust. Photos submitted

    Instilling empathy through ‘The 40 Project’ fundraiser

    May 2, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor News

    When Heather Meskimen wished for money for her 40th birthday on Thursday, May 5, she did not want to keep it for herself.

  • Lincoln-Way North’s Sarah Jackson attempts a shot during an April 26 matchup against Lincoln-Way West. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    North surges past West 16-4 after slow start

    May 2, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    After Lincoln-Way West’s Emily Brown scored from inside the half-distance line to tie the game at 2-2 in the middle of the second period, Lincoln-Way North coach Kendra Will had to call a timeout.