• Nick Younglove, a Lincoln-Way East alumnus, was recently paralyzed after an accident. Photos submitted

    ‘Active’ East alumnus paralyzed while on vacation

    August 14, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News
    Nick Younglove has led an active life. A 2008 graduate of Lincoln-Way East, who grew up in Frankfort and played in the marching and concert bands in high school and middle school, Younglove, 27, also had a fondness for fitness. He played baseball and soccer when he was younger, lived for outdoor activities like water skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking and cycling, and worked out at the gym on a daily basis. But all of that hit a snag in July, when an injury left Younglove paralyzed from the chest down. Now, his family and friends are hoping to raise funds for Younglove’s medical treatment in order to provide him with the best care and rehabilitation possible so he can hope to one day be able to walk again.
  • Recently retired New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich greets area residents Sunday, Aug. 13, during “Rob Ninkovich Day” hosted by the Village. Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    Recently retired Super Bowl champion returns home

    August 14, 2017 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports
    When Rob Ninkovich joined the Lincoln-Way East football team as a freshman, it was the first time he ever played the game. On Sunday, Aug. 13, when he returned to New Lenox for Rob Ninkovich Day, he did so as an 11-year NFL veteran and with a pair of Super Bowl championship rings on his fingers.
  • Participants (left to right) William Coverick, Addison Goodwin, Avery Young and Izzy Lopez jump in the bounce house during the Party in the Park Aug. 7 at Heritage Park. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Frankfort celebrates park district’s 50th anniversary with final party

    August 15, 2017 News
  • Lincoln-Way East Senior and group leader, Michael Thompson, leads the second-year drill sequence during AFJROTC camp Aug. 9. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Junior ROTC camp bonds, builds teamwork

    August 14, 2017 By Kyle LaHucik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts
    As the sun started beaming down on Lincoln-Way Central’s parking lot, Master Sgt. Dan Schliffka spoke into a megaphone to bring the approximately 100 campers at attention in preparation for the morning physical training.
  • Saint Anthony youth football players compete in a game. The league will join the Catholic Youth Football Network this season. Photos submitted

    St. Anthony keeps faith, joins Catholic league

    August 15, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth
    The St. Anthony Fighting Saints are ready for a fresh set of downs after converting on their third attempt.