• Tilly (left) and Elmer Wilhelm smile for a photo April 28, 2012, at a ceremony presenting Elmer with a Lifetime Dedication Award from the New Lenox Public Library at the library. Photo submitted

    Former Lockport, Joliet educators remembered for generous personalities

    November 23, 2015 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor News

    Former Taft School District 90 employees Jim and Judy D’Amico remember Elmer and Matilda Wilhelm’s caring nature just as vividly as they remember the emphasis the couple

  • Laurel Kucharski (32) drives the lane for the Porters during her team’s season-opening win on Thursday, Nov. 19, against Rockford Guilford at the Romeoville Lady Spartans Thanksgiving Tournament. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Campbell scores 15 points to lead LTHS to victory in opener

    November 23, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Kianna Campbell had one request coming into this season — to run the show.

  • The Beefeater ($6.99) starts with rye bread piled high with sliced roast beef. Then, grilled green peppers and melted Swiss cheese are added, and it is plated with sliced pickles and French fries to complete the meal. Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Keeping the Country Charm in New Lenox

    November 23, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The Country Charm has been a staple of the New Lenox community for more than three decades, and the breakfast-and-lunch spot continues to charm locals both new and old.

  • Matt Sharp, of Minooka, pours two glasses of Junction in the Trunk Nov. 17 at 350 Brewing Company in Tinley Park, as part of 22nd Century Media’s Cheers to Charity series. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Giving three cheers for philanthropy

    November 23, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Publisher 22nd Century Media’s annual toast to community organizations got off to a rousing start Nov.

  • First United Methodist Church Chairman of Trustees Bob Hoffman — who said he hopes the building’s renovations attract new members — poses Wednesday, Nov. 18, outside the church. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Keeping First United Methodist’s history alive

    November 23, 2015 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor News

    The First United Methodist Church Chairman of Trustees Bob Hoffman looks forward to seeing roughly 50 people congregate in the church’s pews every Sunday.