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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.

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 ...

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 ...

Man Tries To Bring Dying Friend To Chicago To Fulfill Bucket List  New Lenox, IL Patch

Helping A Friend Live Out Life - New Lenox, IL - Chris Bettancourt does not have long to live. His online friend from New Lenox wants to bring him to Chicago to ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 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..

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 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 ...

Night Ranger concert to benefit Lincoln-Way Marching Band in trip to Rose Bowl parade  The Herald-News

The Lincoln-Way Marching Band will soon host 1980s rock band Night Ranger in an effort to assist band members' families in sending their children on a 2019 ...

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 ...

Boys basketball: Romeoville creates 21 turnovers, ousts Lincoln-Way Central  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way Central had a 28-25 lead over Romeoville late in the third quarter of Wednesday night's Class 4A Lincoln-Way Central Regional ...

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 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.

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

Horticulture programs for people with disabilities offer many advantages.

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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, ...

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.

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 ...

Rob Ninkovich Day: Everything You Need To Know

Rob Ninkovich Day Guide - New Lenox, IL - Parade and rally information as New Lenox welcomes home recently retired NFL star Rob Ninkovich on Sunday.

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 Central Bowling Coach Gets 6 Years For Sex With Teen

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

Community news: Lincoln-Way band named Grand Champions at state competition  Chicago Tribune

The Lincoln-Way Marching Band was named 2018 Grand Champion of the State of Illinois Marching Band Championships on Saturday at Illinois State ...

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 ...

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

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

Manhattan Tornado: Buildings Damaged, Trees Knocked Down

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

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 ...

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 road to ...

Lincoln-Way Central Madrigal Dinner Tickets on Sale Now  Patch

Tickets are now on sale for the 45th Annual Lincoln-Way Central High School Madrigal Dinners. The Madrigal Dinners will be presented on December 11, 12, ...

New Lenox rallies around Super Bowl champ Rob Ninkovich  Chicago Tribune

As Rob Ninkovich exited a side door at New Lenox Village Hall, he was spotted by members of the Lincoln-Way Central High School Knights football team, who ...

Lincoln-Way Central Names Nick Olson Schools Knight in Shining Armor

Lincoln-Way Central High School student Nick Olson earned the title of Knight in Shining Armor at the school's prom fashion show pageant-style event hosted by ...

Academic scholarships were presented to Lincoln-Way Central High School students  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Academic scholarships were presented to Lincoln-Way Central High School students on May 5 during the school's annual Senior Scholarship ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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?

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 ...

Rob Ninkovich Day Planned In New Lenox

Rob Ninkovich Day Planned - New Lenox, IL - The village will honor the recently retired linebacker and Lincoln-Way Central alum with a parade and rally.

Parents unhappy with Lincoln-Way District 210 move from transition house  Chicago Tribune

Four years ago, when Lincoln-Way Area Special Education Cooperative District 843 opened its transition house in Frankfort, it was touted as being "innovative," ...

Coopers Hawk, Petes Fresh Market Coming To New Lenox

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Parents Sue to Stop LW North High from Closing

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

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, ...

Ninkovich Retires From Pro Football

LW Central Grad Retires From Pro Football - New Lenox, IL - New Lenox native and LW grad says, "It's been such a blessing and a heck of a run." He played for ...

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.

Lockdown Lifted At Lincoln-Way Central High School  CBS Local

A southwest suburban high school was locked down for a couple hours Friday morning, after a parent reported seeing a man with a gun outside.

Lincoln-Way Central celebrates being Knights  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – On April 17, the entire student body of Lincoln-Way Central celebrated being Knights at their spring pep assembly.

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, ...

Local arts and entertainment Oct. 26 through Nov. 2  The Herald-News

Oct. 26. • Art of Illinois – Through October, Gallery Seven, 200 W. 8th Street Ste 200, Lockport. For information, call 815-483-4310, email or ...

Girls volleyball: Lincoln-Way Central falls to Carl Sandburg  The Herald-News

ORLAND PARK – When a girls volleyball team that hasn't experienced much recent playoff success meets up with a program that's playing on its own court and ...

Lincoln-Way Students Take Top Honors in Science Conference Meet

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

Lincoln-Way North High School to close  Chicago Tribune

Despite 11th-hour pleas, Lincoln-Way District 210 officials decided to shutter Lincoln-Way North High School next year, in a drastic move aimed at shoring up ...

Joliet, Frankfort public schools rank No. 1 in Chicago magazine list  The Herald-News

Eisenhower Academy in Joliet and Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort have been chosen as the top Will County public schools by Chicago magazine.

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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

Following is a list of local students who received scholarships in 2017 and 2018. We will continue to run schools in alphabetical order as space permits.

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 Central boys basketball tops rival behind team effort  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Going into the final quarter of Monday's game, Lincoln-Way Central's boys basketball team clung to a narrow 48-45 lead over Bloom Township.

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

Illinois' public school districts are roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield that have given districts ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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

Toddler with neuroblastoma needs 2 stem cell transplants.

Troy Students to Play in State Junior Music Festival

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

One William B. Orenic Intermediate School band student and 17 Troy Middle School band and choir students made this year's cut for the esteemed Illinois Music ...

L-W Central Grad Dies in Scooter Accident

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.

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.

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

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

Lincoln-Way marching bands come together for Fourth  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – Marching bands at all four Lincoln-Way District 210 high schools have combined into one – representing, for one band director, a new unified era ...

Comings & Goings: Nick's Barbecue moves to Alsip  Chicago Tribune

Nick's Barbecue, which earned a cool $500,000 in August for selling a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket at its Palos Heights location, recently closed that ...

100 Best Public High Schools in Illinois for 2016

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

Man Who Threatened States Attorney Still Stuck in Jail

Joliet, IL - A man convicted of threatening Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow was supposed to be taken to a mental hospital nearly three months ago.

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 ...

Peppo's closes Tinley Park location  Chicago Tribune

Among the recent openings and closings of businesses in the south and southwest suburbs, Peppo's sub sandwich shop closed its Tinley Park location.

Then & Now: Schoolhouse – Frankfort  The Herald-News

The first school classes in Frankfort Township were taught by Mrs. Knight and Mrs. Hiram Wood in a log schoolhouse, located in section 19, near the southwest ...

New Lenox Girl Dies in Fatal Car Crash in Kankakee County

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 ...

Former Lockport resident changing young lives with foundation  The Herald-News

LOCKPORT – Around the time former Homer Township resident Robert O. “Bob” Carr graduated from Lockport Township High School in 1963, he received a ...

Dangers of Heroin Art Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

From the Will County State's Attorney's Office: Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow is proud to announce the winners in his Dangers of Heroin Art ...

Reverend William C. Ryden installed as pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Shorewood  The Herald-News

SHOREWOOD – The Rev. William C. Ryden was installed as pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Shorewood at a special *service* of Divine Worship on June 5.

Plainfield band, choir students take music honors  The Herald-News

Students will participate in the ILMEA District 1 Junior Festival on Nov. 5.

Remark about T-shirt sparked man's damaging punches in Mokena, witness testifies  Chicago Tribune

The two punches that left a south suburban project engineer blind and paralyzed came as three people enjoying a summer night took shelter from the rain, ...

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