• Haleem Ajibola (left) and Austin Hoffman go head-to-head in a drill July 19 during a youth coaches clinic at Lockport Township High School. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Porters varsity football works on fundamentals

    July 29, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The summer has been an opportunity for the Lockport Township football team to get some practice time in, but it also is a chance to bond. This season’s team won’t have its first game until traveling to face Downers Grove North in roughly four weeks.
  • Wooden Paddle Pizza’s The Buzzkill (starting at $8.35) features fresh basil, pepperoni, Calabrian chili peppers and fresh mozzarella on red tomato sauce, topped with honey. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Wooden Paddle signature pie anything but a buzzkill

    July 28, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    No matter how much January 2014’s Pizza of the Month was, like any other Pizza of the Month, designed to simply come and go at Orland Park’s Wooden Paddle Pizza, owners Jonathan and Brianna Cowan simply could not kill its buzz.
  • Local residents (left to right) Ben Budz, Ryan Collins and Aaron Norman play “Pokémon Go” Saturday, July 23, near the I&M Canal Path in Lockport. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Lockport residents hunt for pocket monsters

    July 27, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor Life & Arts
    Carlina Ivey-Dworak has found several Rattatas, Weedles and Pidgeys in downtown Lockport. “Those are the three really common ones in Lockport,” she said.
  • Jeff Hobson paints one of the walls at the Lockport/Homer FISH Food Pantry July 16 during Parkview Christian Church’s All Church Serving day. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Parkview Christian Church members spend All-Serve Day at five locations

    July 26, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Putting down the window-cleaning equipment, Kathy Therry, a Homer Glen resident and Parkview Christian Church member, picked up a paintbrush and a container of paint, and carefully began painting the concrete in between the bricks on the walls inside the Lockport/Homer FISH Food Pantry.
  • Phil Farias (left) and Bob Morris remove claw bands from a lobster Saturday, July 23, during Main Street Lockport’s Lobster Fest. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Lobster Fest attracts residents to downtown

    July 25, 2016 By Lee Edwards, Freelance Reporter News

    The Lockport faithful showed up in droves to Main Street Lockport’s Lobster Fest, held Saturday, July 23, at the Scale House Plaza.

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