• The Artist Guild of Lockport President Ed Smith gives some background information on “Contemplation” by Kevin Beilfuss during TAGOL’s EMERGENCE show June 16 at the Gaylord Building. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Gaylord Building receives $50K grant

    June 28, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    Lockport is known as a “City of Historic Pride,” and it is quickly earning a second reputation as a community of modern art thanks to the city’s Summer Art Series, The Artist Guild of Lockport, the many art galleries peppering downtown and much more.
  • Lockport Township High School alumnus Connor Ryan was picked 227th overall in the 2017 MLB Draft after a stellar season with the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC Athletics

    From ‘B’ team to MLB: LTHS alum Ryan gets drafted

    June 27, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports
    Early in his playing career, Connor Ryan found himself on the B squad, unsure whether or not he’d ever make it as a baseball player. But on June 13, the Homer Glen native’s dreams were affirmed when he took his first step into the big leagues.
  • 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

    Old Canal Days draws thousands

    June 19, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    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

    The Dish: Chak De Fuzyon spices up Tinley Park

    June 15, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Contributing Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    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.

    Township Board: Officials say board's new mix ‘off to a good start’

    June 13, 2017 By Mary Stroka, Freelance Reporter News
    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.

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