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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.​

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.

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.

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 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 ...

New Lenox Chamber Awards Three Students With Annual Scholarships  New Lenox, IL Patch

New Lenox Chamber Scholarships Awarded - New Lenox, IL - Each of the three students received a check in the amount of $750.

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 ...

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.

Postseason softball preview: Local teams looking to build new winning streaks  The Herald-News

It has been a softball season defined by some impressive winning streaks.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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..

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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

Horticulture programs for people with disabilities offer many advantages.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Platek pitches Knights past Angels  The Herald-News

NEW LENOX – On a windy day where a lot of balls that went into the air proved to be challenging for fielders, Lincoln-Way Central's softball team hosted Joliet ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Lincoln-Way Central Freshman Named to IHSA Committee

New Lenox, IL - IHSA student members attend meetings in Bloomington and provide input on IHSA rules, regulations, and educational initiatives.

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local students receive scholarships  The Herald-News

Many local students have recently received scholarships.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Toddler with neuroblastoma needs 2 stem cell transplants.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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