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Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Ed Sheeran dazzles crowd at Allstate Arena

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

September 26, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Top Stories

One might think that one man and a guitar would not be enough to entertain the entirety of the Allstate Arena. If that is the case, this person has not seen Ed Sheeran perform live. Sheeran’s concert consists of him, his guitar, and a loop, which allows him to repeat recorded sounds with a pedal to ...

From Bennett Field to NFL

From Bennett Field to NFL

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Sept. 17 was a day to be remembered forever as Jake Elliott ‘13 stepped onto the field in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs and made his NFL debut for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went two-for-three on field goals, knocking one in from 40 yards out, and two-for-two on extra points. If...

In memoriam: Tony Burkes, 1997-2017

In memoriam: Tony Burkes, 1997-2017

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


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LT students and faculty joined together on Sept. 1, 2017, by wearing blue to honor the memory of transition student Albert “Tony” Burkes ‘15. Burkes’ death, which occurred on the night of Aug. 24, came as a shock to many LT community members. As an M.V.P. of the LT Special Olympics Basketball team ...

Improv show returns to the stage for ninth year

Improv show returns to the stage for ninth year

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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The curtain goes up for "So _________ You'll _________ IX: So ________!" Thursday, Sept. 21; Friday, Sept. 22; and Saturday, Sept. 23. The show starts at 7 p.m. each day, and there is an additional show on Sept 22, at 3:30 p.m. Each show takes place in the SC PAC. "I like the PAC more for the Improv...

LT in soft lockdown after police chase ends in Countryside

LT in soft lockdown after police chase ends in Countryside

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant New Editor

September 14, 2017


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A police pursuit stemming from a robbery in Chicago ended in a crash in Countryside on Thursday, sending LT and many of its feeder schools into an hours-long soft lockdown as police searched the area for a potential suspect who may have fled the scene on foot. The lockdown, which began at the beginning...

Zac Brown Band strums excellence at Wrigley Field

Zac Brown Band strums excellence at Wrigley Field

Brandt Siegfried, Online/Social Media Editor

September 5, 2017


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For any country lover, Zac Brown Band is a beloved favorite. From “Chicken Fried” to “Toes,” the band's anthems blare from radios as fans of all ages welcome summertime. Zac Brown filled Wrigley Field on Aug. 26 in an awesome display of showmanship and musical art. If you have not attended...

Lions win big in Salute to Service game

Lions win big in Salute to Service game

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Sports Score, Top Stories

With only three points on the board in the second quarter, LT’s normally explosive offense knew it needed a big play to get things rolling, especially after missing a few big play opportunities. That play came on a 72-yard touchdown throw from quarterback Ben Bryant ‘18 to wide receiver Nate Rusk...

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

August 24, 2017


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To all students, staff, parents, and members of the LT community: The 2017-2018 school year has finally arrived, which means it’s time for our staff to start fresh and kickoff another year of journalism! Over the course of the next 10 months, we will be working to inform, update and entertain you...

Pritzker taps State Rep. Juliana Stratton as running mate

Pritzker taps State Rep. Juliana Stratton as running mate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

August 10, 2017


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Illinois Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker officially tapped state Rep. Juliana Stratton as his running mate late Thursday morning, one of the first major candidates to make that decision.   Stratton, a freshman representative only elected to the General Assembly in 2016, was p...

Soda tax provokes changes, confusion at local businesses

Soda tax provokes changes, confusion at local businesses

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

August 4, 2017


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Di Nico’s Pizza in La Grange is no longer giving away free drinks with every slice of pizza sold at the establishment, changing their policy on Wednesday as a result of Cook County’s new penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks going into effect, a store manager told The LION.   Bob...

Health Care bill fails in Senate

Health Care bill fails in Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 30, 2017


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After the Republican leaders in the Senate successfully mustered enough votes to pass a procedure to initiate debate on how to best follow-through on Republican’s years-long promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the senator who was critical in the passage of that procedural vote ended u...

Illinois budget approved

Illinois budget approved

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 12, 2017


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Politicians in Springfield brought the nearly 3-year-long budget impasse to a close July 6 when lawmakers voted to override the veto of Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, restoring a full budget to a state that has been lacking one for the majority of Rauner’s term.   “The people in this chamber today did not ...

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 11, 2017


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WASHINGTON—A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian Attorney who claimed to have information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton has offered more insight to when some members of the campaign of now-President Donald Trump knew of Russian Interference in The U.S. Election. Newly-released ema...

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 2, 2017


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A feud between President Donald Trump and the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, has resulted in a barrage of criticism towards the president after unleashing a two-tweet tirade on June 29 against two individuals whom he used to be friendly with back when he was ...

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

July 1, 2017


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Springfield—Christine Radogno, the Senate Republican Leader in the Illinois General Assembly and an LT alumnus, has officially abducted her position in the Republican Leadership and from the Senate Saturday to “focus on my personal life” and spend more time with her grandkids, the senator said...

Three reporters resign from CNN after article retraction

Three reporters resign from CNN after article retraction

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant news editor

June 27, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

An online story posted by CNN tying a member of the Trump Campaign to a Russian investment fund has lead to three journalists in the network’s “CNN Investigates” division to resign on Monday only three days after the article was retracted by the network. In the now-retracted June 22 article, it cla...

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