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    Lockport’s Jones, Bonfiglio, Calderaro vying for 2016 Athlete of the Year crown

    February 9, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Sports, High School

    This past week, 22nd Century Media Southwest kicked off its inaugural Athlete of the Year competition. This week, readers have but one week to select a winner.

  • Lockport Township’s (left to right) Heithon Hurdle, Matt Chmielewski, football coach Dan Starkey, Quinn Polaski and Deiondre Taylor gather together Feb. 3 for National Signing Day, where the four football players signed their collegiate letters of intent at the LTHS East Campus.

    Four LTHS football players make college commitments official

    February 5, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor 

    The Maroon Room at Lockport Township High School East Campus was abuzz with excitement before school began on Feb. 3.

  • The red velvet pancakes ($8.95 for a short stack, $10.95 for a full stack) are homemade buttermilk pancakes with cocoa, dollops of whipped cream, heart-shaped sprinkles and cream cheese, served seasonally at Double Yolk Pancake House. Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Double Yolk sustains success with quality, family atmosphere

    February 9, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The customers at Double Yolk Pancake House in Mokena are like family to owner Argy Theodorou.

  • Lockport resident Mark Parra dances with his daughter, Gabrielle, Saturday, Feb. 6, during the Daddy Daughter Royal Ball at Prairie Bluff Golf Club. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Fathers, daughters treated like royalty at ball

    February 9, 2016 By Connor Relyea, Staff Writer Life & Arts
    With song, dance and a little bit of Disney magic, the banquet hall at Prairie Bluff Golf Club transformed into a ball Saturday, Feb. 6, for fathers and daughters to spend an evening together.
  • Lockport Rotary Club members (left to right) Jim Wartenberg, Cynthia Georgantas and Bill Taylor get ready to distribute dictionaries Thursday, Feb. 4, at Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Lockport. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Lockport Rotary Club promotes literacy, distributes dictionaries

    February 9, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor News

    In a world dominated by smartphones and computers, the Lockport Rotary Club is making an effort to enhance local students’ learning experiences the old-fashioned way.