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Ex-Lincoln Way Central worker accused of skimming from football ticket sales: source  WGN TV Chicago

NEW LENOX, Ill. — WGN Investigates has learned that a former worker at a Will County high school is under criminal investigation for allegedly skimming money ...



Flower Sale Held At Lincoln-Way Central  New Lenox, IL Patch

Lincoln-Way Transition Flower Sale - New Lenox, IL - There will be petunias, zinnias, spider plants, swedish ivy, vegetables, geraniums, cosmos, nictotiana and ...



Lincoln-Way Centrals Charles R. Stark Auditorium To Be Dedicated  New Lenox, IL Patch

Lincoln-Way Dedicates Auditorium - New Lenox, IL - Lincoln-Way District 210 will dedicate the newly named Charles R. Stark Center for the Performing Arts.



Lincoln-Way Central rallies past West  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Even though it's still a fairly young rivalry between the New Lenox schools in Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, Friday's ...



LW Central Welding Teacher Is Finalist In National Competition  New Lenox, IL Patch

LW Central Welding Teacher Competition - New Lenox, IL - Lincoln-Way Central welding teacher Daymon Gast has been nominated in a national competition.



LW Centrals Aaron Raatjes Named Golden Apple Finalist  New Lenox, IL Patch

Golden Apple Names LW Central's Raatjes Finalist - New Lenox, IL - Aaron Raatjes, a German teacher at Lincoln-Way Central High School, has been named a ...



Lincoln-Way district officials credit closing of North high school to financial progress  The Herald-News

Lincoln-Way High School District 210 no longer has the worst financial rating by the Illinois State Board of Education. Every year, the state board rates school ...



Celebrity Sports Academy Returns To New Lenox  New Lenox, IL Patch

NEW LENOX, IL — New Lenox will welcome back Dwayne Wade at this year's Celebrity Sports Academy. The village said Wade and Chicago Bears player ...



Teens wearing facial masks spark blackface concern in Mokena  The Herald-News

Lincoln-Way District 210 resource officer inquires about incident.



LW Central Holds Open House For Class Of 2023  Mokena, IL Patch

LW Central Open House - Mokena, IL - Students of the Class of 2023 are invited to an open house at Lincoln Way Central High School on Feb. 13.



Meet District 122 School Board Write-In Candidate Aaron Raatjes  New Lenox, IL Patch

Meet District 122 Write-In Candidate Aaron Raatjes - New Lenox, IL - In New Lenox, one of the contested local races is the race for the unexpired 2-year term on ...



Pedestrian Struck By Truck in Front of Lincoln-Way Central High School  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - District officials do not believe it was a student who was hit by the tractor-trailer.



Campaign Raises Funds For Funeral Of New Lenox Teen  New Lenox, IL Patch

Campaign Created For Charlie Cooper And Family - New Lenox, IL - The funds will be used toward funeral expenses for Charlie.​ So far, $21010 has been ...



Prep football: Knights get it right in rivalry win  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way Central's 22-14 victory over Lincoln-Way West accumulated virtually no style points Saturday. The Knights couldn't have cared less.



Indicted former Lincoln-Way superintendent quietly repaid $16,000 bonus, records show  Chicago Tribune

Lawrence Wyllie, the former Lincoln-Way superintendent who is scheduled to go on trial next month on federal fraud charges, has quietly repaid the ...



Girls water polo: Knights remain unbeaten in SWSC  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – It was senior day for Lincoln-Way Central's girls water polo team, three members of which were on a 2017 team that had a school-best 29-5 ...



Slowik: Why does Gilletts, a forgotten railroad milk stop in Will County, appear on digital maps?  Chicago Tribune

Gilletts was once a milk stop along the Rock Island Line railroad between New Lenox and Mokena that no longer exists in the real world, but it shows up on ...



Lincoln-Way Central Bowling Coach Gets 6 Years For Sex With Teen  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - The former volunteer bowling coach is headed for prison.



Boys basketball: Knights bounce back to improve to 3-3  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – When two-thirds of the players on your boys basketball team are juniors or sophomores, it can take awhile for all of the pieces of the puzzle to ...



GoFundMe Created In Memory Of Mokena Teen  Mokena, IL Patch

GoFundMe Created For Teen Killed By Train - Mokena, IL - The memorial GoFundMe for Manka has raised $6225 so far.​



WATCH AGAIN: Rob Ninkovich Day Parade, Rally Honor L-W Central Alum (VIDEO)  Patch.com

WATCH: Parade, Rally Honor L-W Central Alum - New Lenox, IL - Hundreds turned out Sunday in New Lenox to celebrate the recently retired New England ...



Update--Lincoln-Way Central Student Struck And Killed By Truck In Front Of High School: Source  Patch.com

The pedestrian struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in front of Lincoln-Way Central High School Friday morning was a 17-year-old student from Manhattan, ...



Board Hires New Athletic Director, Head Football Coach for Lincoln-Way Central  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - The board approved the staffing decisions at a meeting this week.



Lincoln-Way Central hosted 'Road to Reality  The Herald-News

On Sept. 12, Lincoln-Way Central High School hosted its annual “Road to Reality” event. The event hosted six, 45-minute tours from 4:30 until 6:10 p.m..



Lincoln-Way Central NHS in New Lenox welcomed 134 new members  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way Central National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed 134 new members in their induction ceremony on Oct. 16 at the Central Fine Arts ...



Mokena Junior High To Perform Spamalot  Mokena, IL Patch

MOKENA, IL — Mokena Junior High School will perform the musical 'Spamalot' during the first week of April. There will be three showings: 7 p.m. on Friday, April ...



L-W East Football 2018: Griffins Take On L-W Central  Frankfort, IL Patch

FRANKFORT, IL — Jay-Z's 2003 single "Encore" might not be the theme song for Lincoln-Way East High School's 2018 football team, but maybe it should be ...



Lincoln-Way Central to Host AFJROTC Summer Drill Camp  Patch.com

Lincoln-Way students are invited to the AFJROTC Summer Drill Camp on August 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lincoln-Way Central High School in the north gym.



Moody's raises Lincoln-Way School District bond rating from 'negative' to 'stable'  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Moody's Investors *Service* announced last week that it was upgrading the Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210's bond rating from ...



L-Way-area students get Seal of Biliteracy awards  The Herald-News

On April 18, in the Fine Arts Center at Lincoln-Way Central High School, District 210 recognized 188 Lincoln-Way students and 13 incoming freshmen for their ...



Lincoln-Way put on watch list for 3rd year  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way High School District 210 will be able to rise from the lowest state financial rating by building back budget surpluses only borrowing ...



Lincoln-Way Central High School seniors graduate  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX — Lincoln-Way Central High School seniors graduated Thursday. Before the ceremony, class presidents Sebastian Esparza and Jason White ...



Students at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox participate in bridge project  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – For 28 years, students Lincoln-Way Central in New Lenox students have participated in the Bridge Building contest. This year's contest was Dec ...



Lincoln-Way cuts daytime use of pools, other facilities, citing student safety: 'This is what it has come to'  Chicago Tribune

Citing student safety, Lincoln-Way will no longer allow public use of its facilities during the school day.



Softball: Lincoln-Way Central in good hands with Weyh, Platek  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – While Lincoln-Way Central's softball team has holes to fill after a good deal of talent graduated from last season's 23-7 squad, one thing the ...



Lincoln-Way Central High School Music Department receives award  The Herald-News

On April 17, 2018, the Lincoln-Way Central High School Music Department was honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The National Association of ...



Lincoln-Way offers JROTC program to all students  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way students wanting to know firsthand the experience of being a Air Force JROTC cadet came to Central High School for a camp that ...



Girls volleyball: Lincoln-Way Central rallies past Lincoln-Way West  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Cassidy Wyman, Kylie Kulinski and the other five seniors on Lincoln-Way Central's girls volleyball team were not pleased to see a 24-19 first-set ...



In Memoriam: May 9  The New Lenox Patriot

Sheryl Sievert. Sheryl J. “Sheri” Sievert (nee Bachmann), 48, New Lenox, died Sunday, April 28, surrounded by her family, after a fierce four-month battle with ...



Lincoln-Way Students Take Top Honors in Science Conference Meet  Patch.com

Lincoln-Way Central hosted the Southwest Suburban School Conference Science meet recently with 250 students from 15 area schools participating. Students ...



The Lincoln-Way Central High School holds Class of 2015 graduation ceremony  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – The Lincoln-Way Central High School Class of 2015 graduation was a joyous event for the 466 seniors as they received their diplomas.



Dwyane Wade Hosts Final New Lenox Basketball Camp  New Lenox, IL Patch

NEW LENOX, IL - Lincoln-Way Central High School will be jam-packed this weekend as former Chicago Bulls Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler visit New Lenox ...



Search Suspended For Teen Missing After Being Struck By Metra Train In Joliet  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least one teenager was killed by a Metra Rock Island train Wednesday night, and authorities have now suspended the search for a ...



New Lenox to host rally for retired NFL player Rob Ninkovich  Chicago Tribune

New Lenox will host a rally Aug. 13 for native son Rob Ninkovich, who retired after 11 years in the NFL.



Boys volleyball: Providence Catholic rallies past Lincoln-Way Central  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – When a boys volleyball team falls behind 17-7 in the opening set of a road match against a quality opponent, it often signals that things may not ...



Lincoln-Way Parents Sue to Stop LW North High from Closing  Patch.com

Frankfort, IL - Parents and Lincoln-Way Area Taxpayers Unite allege financial malfeasance and mismanagement by board and administration.



Local arts and entertainment: July 22 through July 29  The Herald-News

July 22. • Woodworking Club – 9 to noon., also July 22; and 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet.



Fast start propels Plainfield South past Lincoln-Way Central  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – After winning just six matches a year ago, Plainfield South's boys soccer team seems intent on experiencing a lot more success this season.



'He's our town's goodwill ambassador': Over 100 people attend milestone birthday for beloved Mokena Berkot's e  Chicago Tribune

More than 100 community members and customers turned out to wish a happy 40th birthday to Daniel Potter, an employee at Berkot's Super Foods in Mokena.



3 plant sales in New Lenox area benefit people with disabilities  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Gardeners, beginning and experienced, purchase plants and help people with disabilities. Trinity Services' horticulture program's spring sale ...



Coopers Hawk Construction Starts Soon: Mayor  New Lenox, IL Patch

Cooper's Hawk Construction Starts Soon: Mayor - New Lenox, IL - The highly anticipated project was discussed at Monday night's village board meeting.



Girls water polo: Lincoln-Way Central rallies past Lincoln-Way East in sectional finals  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – After having to rally past Lincoln-Way East in their past two meetings, one thing that Lincoln-Way Central's girls water polo team didn't want to do ...



2 New Restaurants Being Built In New Lenox  New Lenox, IL Patch

2 New Restaurants Being Built In New Lenox - New Lenox, IL - Patch Editor John Ferak visited several construction sites for new village businesses last week.



Coopers Hawk Construction Photos  New Lenox, IL Patch

Cooper's Hawk Construction Photos - New Lenox, IL - On Thursday, Patch Editor John Ferak visited the site of the future Cooper's Hawk and captured these ...



Coopers Hawk, Petes Fresh Market Coming To New Lenox  Patch.com

Cooper's Hawk, Pete's Market Coming To New Lenox - New Lenox, IL - New Lenox's village board will discuss the major development project at Monday night's ...



Oys Thai Cuisine Becoming Big Hit In New Lenox  New Lenox, IL Patch

NEW LENOX, IL - Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration for Oy's Thai Cuisine, the first Thai restaurant to open in Will County's fastest ...



Lincoln-Way D-210 plans to combine student transition programs  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way High School officials plan to relocate students with special needs who attend the Transition House in Frankfort to a new program ...



Lincoln-Way West High School competitive dance teams are doing well  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – The Lincoln-Way West Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) Competitive Dance teams are off to a good start for the 2014-2015 competitive season.



Son's overdose death motivates New Lenox father to aid in fight against addiction  The Herald-News

This article is part of a three-part series, "When Heroin Hits Home," in which The Herald-News takes a closer look at Will County's rise in heroin overdose deaths, ...



Will County police, schools vouch for benefits of having officers at schools  The Herald-News

Joliet District 86 seeks funds for officers at its schools.



Football: Opportunistic Lockport downs Lincoln-Way Central  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lockport scored twice after Lincoln-Way Central turnovers and came away with a 16-14 victory Friday night in the first SouthWest Suburban ...



Binnys Goes Before Joliet Council This Week  Joliet, IL Patch

Binny's Goes Before Joliet Council This Week - Joliet, IL - Can you see anybody on the city council voting against this project?



Softball: Lincoln-Way Central beats rival Lincoln-Way West  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – With a team featuring several individuals who were switching programs as well as a number of younger players, Lincoln-Way Central softball ...



Softball: Porters bounce back to beat Knights  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – One day after suffering its worst defeat of the season, Lockport's softball team looked to be on a mission in Tuesday's nonconference game at ...



Growing brain drain: University of Alabama's gain in drawing Illinois students is a loss for Illinois  Chicago Tribune

A growing wave of Illinois high school seniors, lured in part by generous financial perks, are leaving their home state for college. The University Alabama has ...



Troy band, choir students chosen for ILMEA Junior Music Festival  The Herald-News

Eighteen Troy Middle School band and choir students made this year's cut for the esteemed Illinois Music Educators Association's District 1 Junior Music Festival ...



Friend describes slain woman as 'outgoing' and having a 'rough past few years'  The Herald-News

The best friend of Marissa Koziel, 21, who was found dead Friday of a gunshot in the 1500 block of California Avenue in Joliet Township, posted on Facebook ...



New Lenox Gets Thai Restaurant  New Lenox, IL Patch

New Lenox Gets Thai Restaurant - New Lenox, IL - The first 100 customers will receive one free egg roll at next week's grand opening event.



Soccer: Lincoln-Way West edges Lincoln-Way Central for regional title  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Although Lincoln-Way West's soccer team has excelled on defense all season and Lincoln-Way Central has struggled to score goals of late, ...



Girls soccer: Collinsville halts historic Lincoln-Way West playoff run  The Herald-News

NORMAL – Lincoln-Way West's girls soccer team has prided itself on its tough defense, which resulted in 16 shutouts, including sectional wins over Lincoln-Way ...



With help of lawmakers, Illinois public schools now $20 billion in debt  Chicago Tribune

Illinois' public school system is roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield.



L-W Central Grad Dies in Scooter Accident  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - Matthew D. Zack, of Manhattan, died Sunday night after his motorized scooter crashed. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.



Manhattan Tornado: Buildings Damaged, Trees Knocked Down  Patch.com

MANHATTAN, IL — Several buildings were damaged and a number of trees and power lines were down Tuesday night after a tornado flew through the ...



In Memoriam: James Rayson, 29, Beloved Friend and Father of 2  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - A memorial *service* will be held Friday, Dec. 9.



Troy Students to Play in State Junior Music Festival  Patch.com

Twelve band students and three choir students have been selected to represent Troy Middle School at this year's Illinois Music Educators Association's District 1 ...



High school football 2015  The Herald-News

Lincoln-Way West went to the state championship for the first time in the team's history, but despite a hard-fought game, came up short.



Parker music students chosen for ILMEA festival  The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

Seven Parker Junior High School students have been chosen to participate in a statewide musical festival on Nov. 4. Parker Junior High School students will be ...



Local students receive scholarships  The Herald-News

Many local students have recently received scholarships.



Manhattan Native Breaks Pole Vault Record At Marquette  Manhattan, IL Patch

Swanberg Breaks Marquette's Pole Vault Record - Manhattan, IL - Joel Swanberg cleared 5.00 meters last weekend, an all-time best jump for Marquette ...



An Extraordinary Life: Frankfort woman helped anyone, anytime, anywhere  The Herald-News

FRANKFORT – Terri Rossi. Frankfort's former first lady. Longtime athletic secretary for Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. Honorary captain of the ...



Lincoln-Way East overcomes Leitshuh, Central  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Thursday marked the first Lincoln-Way East volleyball game in nine days. It did not look like it, however. East never trailed in securing a 25-18, ...



Illinois Schools Make List of Nation's Best Public High Schools: Report  NBC Chicago

Two dozen schools in Illinois have been named among the top 500 public high schools in the country. Newsweek released its annual ranking of the best public ...



High school football 2016  The Herald-News

After a week filled with controversy, Plainfield North ended its postseason run in second place, falling Saturday, Nov. 26, to East St. Louis in the Class 7A state ...



Chance meeting early in life leads to happily ever after later in life for two couples with Joliet-area ties  The Herald-News

At first glance, Katherine and Russ Wuestenfeld and Ron and Miki Ringwald don't have much in common. Katherine and Russ are in their early 20s and ...



Orland Park Man Gets 4 Years and 8 Months For Deadly Drunken New Years Eve Crash Nearly 5 Years Ago  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - Nicholas Sord will be out of prison in less than two and a half years.



Joliet area students win DAR Good Citizen Awards  The Herald-News

JOLIET – On Feb. 6, the Louis Joliet Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented the DAR Youth Citizenship Award to eight ...



100 Best Public High Schools in Illinois for 2016  Patch.com

Chicago, IL - A new 2016 list compiled by Niche.com, an information *service* provider, ranks the Land of Lincoln's best public high schools.



Associated Orthodontists expands to New Lenox  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Associated Orthodontists, which provides orthodontic care for children, teens and adults, opened its sixth office Sept. 25 in New Lenox.



FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A look back at prep sports from 10 years ago this week  Quad-Cities Online

Moline's Courtney Taube hits during Monday's Class 4A Super Sectional Softball game in Bloomington against Lincoln-Way Central High School from New ...



Local students receive scholarships in 2016  The Herald-News

Below is a list of local students who earned scholarships in 2016 and 2017. Schools will continue to run in alphabetical order as space permits.



Then & Now: Lincoln Highway Marker – New Lenox  The Herald-News

Affectionately known as “The Main Street Across America,” the Lincoln Highway has inspired many tourists, travelers and towns along the coast-to-coast ...



Football: Lockport and Providence to play 2018 season opener at Soldier Field  The Herald-News

The Lockport Township High School and Providence High School football teams will open the 2018 season with a game at Soldier Field in Chicago.



New Lenox Girl Dies in Fatal Car Crash in Kankakee County  Patch.com

New Lenox, IL - Four others were injured in the accident that took the life of a 9-year-old from Nelson Ridge School. The injured were taken to Riverside Medical ...



9 Hart musicians selected for festival performance  The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

District 153 student musicians performing at the IMEA District 1 Festival on Saturday are, from left, Kaitlyn Bolton-Shannon, band; Sophia Hinich, orchestra ...



Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...



Brain tumor survivor appreciates every day  Chicago Tribune

Kurt Orr, of New Lenox, says his two bouts with tumors have taught him a lot.



Fundraiser for toddler with neuroblastoma to be held in New Lenox  The Herald-News

Toddler with neuroblastoma needs 2 stem cell transplants.



Joliet Junior College teacher aims to make learning Mandarin easy  Chicago Tribune

Joliet Junior College prof Mike Hainzinger has become well known for his fun, humorous approach to teaching Mandarin.



Lockport theater has new look  The Herald-News

LOCKPORT — Trinity Services, Inc. revealed an entirely renovated Roxy theater at a private event Feb. 21 in downtown Lockport, allowing members of the ...



Will County State's Attorney announces winners in Dangers of Heroin Art Scholarship contest  The Herald-News

JOLIET – Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has announced the winners in his Dangers of Heroin Art Scholarship Contest. More than 60 Will County ...



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