• Lockport resident Agnes Olszanski weeds at the Commerce parking lot Saturday, May 20, during the Clean Sweep event. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Volunteers beautify downtown Lockport at Clean Sweep

    May 25, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Summer is quickly approaching, and downtown Lockport will soon be an epicenter for family festivals, farmers markets, concerts and all-around “Ballyhoo.” Prior to the busy season, volunteers from across the community came out to clean, work and plant in conjunction with the 26th annual Clean Sweep on the morning of Saturday, May 20.
  • Lockport’s Jaclyn Greci smiles after crossing the finish line in the 1,600-meter relay Friday, May 19, during preliminary competition at the Class 3A Girls Track and Field State Finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Douglas Cottle/PhotoNews Media

    Girls Track and Field: Porters place 23rd at state competition in Charleston

    May 24, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    It was quite a few days for Jaclyn Greci. The Lockport Township senior finished in the Top 5 in a pair of events at the Class 3A Girls Track and Field State Finals on Saturday, May 20, at O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
  • Linda Soppet paints Jacob Manzo’s face during the ninth annual Nick-A-Palooza event Saturday, May 20. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Nick-A-Palooza raises awareness for traumatic brain injuries

    May 23, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Keeping their son’s memory alive while helping those who have been similarly impacted by the complex effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Homer Glen residents and Lockport business owners Trisha and Bob Kot, along with their nonprofit Nick Kot Charity (NKC) for TBI, brought community members together for a day of music and support for their cause on Saturday, May 20.
  • The 2017 Summer Fun Guide cover.

    Publisher 22CM outlines 50 ways to enjoy the season with 2017 Summer Fun Guide

    May 18, 2017 News
    As the weather gets warmer, school is let out for the summer and families are starting to plan upcoming vacations. Summer is finally here, and with a multitude of fun events waiting to be explored, it is time to enjoy what the southwest suburbs have to offer. Since now is the time to get out and soak up the sun, what follows is a list of the Top 50 events happening in the area this summer.
  • Port Noir stocks more than 150 wines at its downtown Lockport location. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Port Noir offers more than just wine and martinis

    May 18, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Lockport’s Port Noir has finally invented time travel. OK, not really, but customers of the Port Noir wine and martini bar might feel that way when they step through its doors. With soft jazz playing over the speakers, and silent black-and-white films on the televisions, the historic feel of the downtown is drawn indoors, transporting patrons to days gone by.



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