• Lincoln-Way East’s Ben Christensen (left) and Nick Straka (right) combine for a tackle of Bolingbrook’s Jacob Huff Friday, Oct. 17, during a 23-9 Griffins’ victory. Photos by Rick Sanchez/RickSanchezPhotography.com

    LW East beats Bolingbrook in Week 8 battle

    October 21, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor Sports, High School

    Leading up to its homecoming game, Lincoln-Way East coach Rob Zvonar and his staff asked players to focus on someone in their lives for whom they wanted to win Friday, Oct.17.

  • A 26.2-mile journey: Conquering the Chicago Marathon

    October 21, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor News

    In terms of measurement, the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon spans around 26.2 miles. But for most — if not all — the journey started long before that.

  • Michael Tepeli (right) and Amanda Drinkall — playing the roles of Pip and Estella in Strawdog Theatre Company’s production of “Great Expectations” — rehearse a scene from the play during a winter 2013 show. The duo will return for the 2014 run of the show, starting Monday, Nov. 10. Photo by Chris Ocken

    Frankfort native to reprise role for ‘Great Expectations’

    October 21, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor Life & Arts

    For Frankfort native and Lincoln-Way East graduate Michael Tepeli, more actors should want audiences to “enjoy theater” as opposed to just “support the theater.”

  • Pictured is one of the animatronic props haunting the Blood Shed Haunted House at Creepy Hallow Halloween Fun Park in Frankfort. Photos by Jon DePaolis/22nd Century Media

    Creepy Hallow continuing to scare area residents

    October 17, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor Life & Arts

    Terrifying attractions to continue to Nov. 1

  • Area residents (left to right) Cara Horstman, Molly Hofman, Morgan DeRuiter and Kari Folkertsma listen Saturday, Oct. 11, as foreverU founder Ryan Hesslau (not pictured) speaks during the nonprofit’s second annual Walk of Revival, which recognizes teens who have lost their lives because of bullying. The event was held at the New Lenox Village Commons. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Walk of Revival recognizes teens lost to bullying

    October 17, 2014 By David Lipowski, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    As he gazed across over 100 twinkling candlelights on a brisk October night, Ryan Hesslau had a clear message on his mind, but it was his heart that did the talking.