The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years

LION Newspaper

Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A 62-year-old woman from Summit Ill., was reportedly struck by an eastbound Metra train near the Willow Springs Road rail grade crossing an April 20. La Grange Police are continuing to withhold the victim's name until next of kin are notified of the occurrence. La Grange Police units were dis...

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

On April 10, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. There was a long battle over this nomination since former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016. Both Republicans and Democrats were eager to claim the seat. For...

Don’t trust the DNA

Don’t trust the DNA

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

As a history buff, my family history is important to me. I’ve always been curious about my roots, and I’ve always intended to discover more about them. Last year, I finally decided to start searching for more. I used my living relatives, available records and Google to try to discover where my...

Why Nationalism is on the Rise

Henry Groya, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, not only did it become apparent that Americans were in shock, but the world as well. Trump ran on an anti-establishment platform advocating for the implementation of nationalistic policies such as building a wall along the American-Mexican border, stopping...

Nazareth Academy seniors fundraise for Syria

Nazareth Academy seniors fundraise for Syria

Sydney Hansen, News editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After learning about the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Contemporary World Issues class at Nazareth Academy, seniors Bridget Brodlo, Maddy Schierl and Molly Owens banded together to form Seniors for Syria. The group began with the original goal of $1,900—$10 for each of the 190 seniors at the Catholic hi...

Board of Education candidates participate in forum before election

Board of Education candidates participate in forum before election

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
March 25, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

On March 23 the LaGrange League of Women Voters hosted a forum for candidates seeking seats on the Board of Education. The election will not be held until April 4 and while there are four positions opening up, five candidates are running. The four incumbents, Board President Thomas Cushing, George Dougherty...

Three underdog teams that can make a tournament run

Three underdog teams that can make a tournament run

Grant Campbell, Assistant News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

No. 4 West Virginia West Virginia is one of the most aggressive styles of defense in college basketball. The Mountaineers are capable of producing double digit steals due to Head Coach Bob Huggin’s press.  In addition to the talented defensive effort, the talent on the team speaks for itself. ...

Defects inspire many

Defects inspire many

Harper Hill, Freelance writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Bridget and Brian O’Meara co-founded the Mend a Heart Foundation ten years ago, in hopes of turning devastating news into something positive. While pregnant with their second son Liam O’Meara, Bridget and Brian learned their precious baby boy would be born with a severe congenital heart defect, hypopla...

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

Henry Groya, Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is bound to be more exciting than ever before. Wild upsets will happen, dreams will come true and hearts will be crushed. For the first time ever, programs such as Northwestern and Jacksonville State received bids, and for the 56th time the University...

“Matchmaker” takes the stage

Hallie Coleman, Online Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives

LT theatre debuts the play “Matchmaker” March 17 at 7p.m. in the Reber Center, with following performances Saturday March 18 at 7 p.m. and March 19 at 3 p.m. “The humor in the characters as they pursue their adventures and find their matches is my favorite thing about the play,” director Ann Dudek s...

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Luke Lusson, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

(11)Rhode Island beating (6)Creighton: Coached by defensive-minded Danny Hurley, the Rhode Island Rams enter the tournament fresh off an Atlantic 10 title and have won 10 of their last 12 games. On the other hand, Creighton is without key player Maurice Watson Jr. due to a season ending injury. The ju...

LaGrange consumers give back in recent campaign

LaGrange consumers give back in recent campaign

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A recent LaGrange charity campaign helped to benefit 19 participating nonprofits in the community Feb 15-18. Spearheaded by the LaGrange Business Association (LGBA), the #LaGrangeGives campaign involved 18 participating restaurants who donated a portion of their customers' food purchases to the local...

This issue’s puzzle answers

This issue’s puzzle answers

March 3, 2017
Filed under March 3, Online Exclusives, Print Issues, Pulse, Top Stories

Caroline’s Chaos: Pot of gold Bagpipe Clover Ireland Leprechaun Shamrock FINAL WORD: Corned Beef Crossword puzzle: ACROSS 9. Vita Plena 10. Eighteen Eighty Eight 12. COD 14. Heart rate 15. Health 17. Biology   DOWN 1. Waterman 2. Bennet 3. ...

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Starting on Feb. 4, I embarked on a Utah ski trip with 28 fellow cancer survivors from Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. The program is held by Children’s Oncology Services (COSI), which provides pediatric cancer patients and survivors programs such as summer camps, dude ranches, whitewater...

A failed movement

A failed movement

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair on Feb. 25, 2017. Securing 235 votes, he narrowly defeated Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota who received 200 votes. The election of Perez, an establishment favorite, is a fatal blow to the Democratic party. If th...

Relay for Life Dance makes history in North Cafeteria

Relay for Life Dance makes history in North Cafeteria

Maggie King, Freelance writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions

“Disco Fever”, “Funky Jams”, “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” and many more throwback hits blasted through the first dance in the newly renovated North Cafeteria. This dance, unlike Homecoming or KOH, had a special twist to it. Students’ $5 admission went towards the National Cancer Foundation. On...

The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years
Online Exclusives