Gaylord Building Executive Director Pam Owens checks out a piece by Larry Brogan Friday, June 16, at The Artist Guild of Lockport’s EMERGENCE show at the Gaylord Building. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
June 20, 2017By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance ReporterLife & Arts
Lockport is a city built on a rich history, and the Gaylord Building – a landmark since 1838 – is a shining example of the community’s strength in honoring the past.
Porters football players Malik Daghash (left) and Sam Pierson go against one another in a drill Thursday, June 15, at one of the team’s summer football practices at the school’s East Campus. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media
When the Lockport Township football team takes the field this fall, there will be another packed house to cheer them on.
The Porters open at home Aug. 25 against Downers Grove North and are coming off their first playoff appearance in five years. What some of the numerous fans that will be in attendance for that game do not think about is how long the Porters prepare before the first game.
Mandy DiTola (right) passes out information along 8th Street in Lockport Saturday, June 17, during Old Canal Days. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
June 19, 2017By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance ReporterNews
With a carnival, expanded craft fair, live entertainment, a wine tent and beer garden, there was something for everyone at this year’s Old Canal Days, which took place in downtown Lockport Thursday, June 15, to Sunday, June 18.
Sandeep Joshi, 28, cooks a meal for an order Wednesday, June 7, at Chak De Fuzyon, his new restaurant in Tinley Park. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media
Sandeep Joshi strongly believes that cooking is an art form that can touch all of the senses.
“The chef is the biggest artist for me,” he said. “The art of the chef, people can smell; people can see and eat. I’m really influenced by that.”
Newly-elected Township Trustee Gregg Bickus (left) is sworn in by Judge Dan Kennedy June 10 at the Lockport Township Board Meeting.
June 13, 2017By Mary Stroka, Freelance ReporterNews
Now that election season is over, two new Lockport Township trustees — Barb DeLaney and Gregg Bickus — have taken their positions on the board, which is adjusting to the mix of political parties.
The board’s first official meeting was held June 12 at the Lockport Township building, which has been the home of the Township since January.
Since 2001, a new high-level bridge over the Des Plaines River between Caton Farm Road and Bruce Road in Lockport has been discussed and planned by County officials as part of its 2030 Transportation Plan.
At the Lockport City Council's June 21 meeting, City Administrator Ben Benson gave the council an update on the project and its proposed alignments, or connecting roads.