• Greg Wietting carries the torch June 12 while running along Route 53 with the Illinois State Troopers during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Lockport law enforcement carries the torch

    June 19, 2018 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter News
    Hitting the pavement running has never been a problem for Lockport police officer Debbie Schenk.
  • Joey Zubek works on his agility June 13 during the Porter Football Youth Summer Skills Camp.

    Youth players get a taste of Porter football at camp

    June 19, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth
    Lockport Township High School football coach Dan Starkey has had plenty of success in his time as head coach at three different schools. He’s taken them all to the state playoffs and has nine postseason appearances overall, including two years ago at Lockport.
  • Jonathan Norman poses for a photo Saturday, June 16, alongside his piece titled “Baby Zeus,” which was part of the By the Gods show at the Flower of Life Art Gallery in Lockport. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Mythology, religion meet at art show

    June 19, 2018 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    For artists, god takes various forms. Putting that vision on canvas can be seen at the new show By the Gods, a mythology and religious themed art show which opened Saturday, June 16, at the Flower of Life Art Gallery.
  • Pauly Forst, 5, of Lockport, and Julianna Maurer, 4, of Crest Hill, try out the motorcycle ride Friday, June 15, at the Old Canal Days carnival. Photos by Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

    Old Canal Days bring history, fun in one

    June 18, 2018 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Bringing together the fun of a carnival and local fair with a twist of history, Lockport Old Canal Days took place this past weekend, despite the construction on State Street. Local families braved the heat to enjoy the annual festival, which has become a tradition for many people in the Lockport area.
  • Burger 21’s current featured items are its Bayou Burger and the pistachio mint shake, both of which will remain available until July 20, as the restaurant chain rotates its featured items quarterly. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Featured burger, shake add flavor to Burger 21 menu

    June 13, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Contributing Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Most of Burger 21’s menu stays the same from month to month, but diners looking for a little variety can turn to a rotation of featured burgers and shakes.

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