Friday, January 13, 2012
Now that Christmas has passed, learn where you can dump your Christmas tree and burnt out lights.
Christmas decorations are generally accepted after Thanksgiving. But when do you take them down? If you're looking to get rid of your Christmas tree or burnt out lights, the New Lenox Park District and Will County have programs to help you. The New Lenox Park District will offer a disposal program this year, with donated trees being repurposed and used as mulch and fish habitats at various ponds. Please make sure donated trees are free from all decorations. Trees may be dropped off at the Sanctuary Golf Course off Marley Road. There will be signs you can follow that lead to the disposal area. Trees will be accepted from Dec. 26 to Jan. 14 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. For questions or more information, contact the maintenance department at 815…
Friday, December 30, 2011
From 11 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago for a free ride home.
If you have too much to drink during your New Year's revels, don't drive. Call Safe Ride Home at 1-800-752-5400. From 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago Inc. at 1-800-752-5400 for a free ride home, only from establishments within the participating towns. The rides are completely free and only take people to their homes, not to other establishments. More than 100 people took part in the program last year. The program is funded by each of the five villages, along with a $1,500 grant from the Michael P. Gordon Memorial Foundation. The foundation was named in honor of a Chicago police officer who was killed in 2004 …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The winning decorations from New Lenox will compete against others cross the country for a chance at bringing home $100,000 for
We look back at our Chowdown Showdowns and look at what Lincoln-Way restaurants served the best burgers, fried chicken, stuffed pizza and more this year.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Joe Vince
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
For the past year, the Patch sites for Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena have held a Chowdown Showdown, pitting eateries in the Lincoln-Way area against one another over a singular dish. We're going to show you our "best of the best" tomorrow, but in the meantime, tell us about your favorite restaurants. You can comment below or, if you really want to help out the restaurants that have given you and your families great food and great times, review the restaurants in our Patch Places directory.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Have some great photos from the holidays? Whether it's the kids opening gifts, a great Christmas tree or anything else from the weekend, we want you to share it in our Neighborhood Gallery.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Editor Michael Sewall has a video message for everyone this holiday season, and he recaps some of the stories that showed the holiday spirit in New Lenox.
To all the readers out there, have a Merry Christmas! I'm in Mexico for the holiday, so Feliz Navidad. If you're killing some time between presents and dinner, check out some of the stories that captured the holiday spirit in New Lenox. 'Layaway Angels' Pay Off Local Kmart Bills PHOTO GALLERY: Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Shop-Local VIDEO: Take Your Family on a Christmas Lights Tour Humiliating Your Pets for the Holidays? So Are We. Santa Tracker: Where to Find the Big Guy This Weekend VIDEO: A Merry Christmas from the Commons You can see more holiday stories in our 2011 Holiday Guide.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Christmas may be green in Chicago's south suburbs, but in the meantime, check out the cool search engine effect.
Will it snow in the south suburbs this holiday weekend? Maybe not, but you can get some of the Christmas magic on Google. Join millions in typing "let it snow" in a Google search and watch what happens. You can clear it up by hitting the "defrost" button or by "scraping" with your mouse. According to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Romeoville, the Chicago area might not see much snow. This map shows little to no snow coverage throughout the area now, and most forecasts say we'll be without a White Christmas. The Weather Channel's forecast map shows that the Chicago area will be without a White Christmas. That doesn't necessarily mean we won't have snow; on that map, "White Christmas" means at least an inch of snow. According…
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Park District announced its holiday lights contest winners, and we've got a map to show you where you can go to see the best and brightest New Lenox has to offer. Also, learn how to enter our contest for a shot at winning $100,000 for local schools.
The best and brightest in New Lenox were awarded this week when the Park District announced the winners of its holiday lights contest. If you want to take your family around town on a tour de tinsel, click through the map above. Each snowflake represents one of the participants in the Park District's contest. To see the address of the home, click on the icon. Want to maximize your trip? Use Mapquest's Route Planner. The winners in the Park District contest are also noted on the map, but here's a rundown: The contest was sponsored by Chicago Dough Company, with first-place winners getting a $20 gift card to the restaurant and other winners get a free 7-inch pizza. "Christmas is my husband's favorite holiday," said Angie Hausner, whose home …
Get the hours for New Lenox grocery stores and convenience stores for all your last-minute needs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Plan ahead for the holiday weekend, when there's inevitably something you'll need to go grab at a local store. Most grocery stores are closed Christmas Day and have reduced hours on Christmas Eve, but some convenience stores will still be open for last-minute items. Here's a list of all the hours for grocery stores and convenience stores in New Lenox. CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS DAY
This week, your local editors tried cookies at places in Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena. After we give our reviews, let us know who you think has the best for a shot at winning a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.
This week, local editors Joe Vince (Frankfort), Michael Sewall (New Lenox) and Paul Dailing (Mokena) tried cookies at restaurants and stores in their respective Patch towns. Read our reviews below, learn how to post your own and comment for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. The good: Leave this cookie for Santa and he'll give you tons of great presents. Baked in a skillet dish, this $7 Cookie Monster is gooey on the inside and crispy around the edges. For $2 more, I got it topped with three scoops of vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel, whipped cream and sprinkles. The bad: Leave this cookie for Santa and he'll end up outside your house in July saying, "C'mon man, just one more bite. You know I'm good for it in…