• Porters senior Austin Moralis pitches May 12 in a game against Sandburg, held at Flink Field in Lockport. (Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Porters’ Moralis throws one-hitter to shut out Sandburg

    May 21, 2015 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    In a week when Lockport’s baseball team honored its history, the Porters looked capable of making more.

  • Julie Shapiro, of Orland Park, won the 2015 Vacation Photo Contest with this photo of her daughter jumping into a rive while on a hike in Big Sky, Montana. (photo submitted)

    Getting ready for summer

    May 21, 2015 By Staff Report News

    51 fun things to do in the southwest suburbs this summer

    The weather is getting nicer, school is out and vacation time is aplenty.

  • Ethan Altobello, of New Lenox, plays a hockey game at the Saturday, May 16 Nick-a-palooza fundraiser in Lockport. (Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Nick-a-palooza brings music to downtown Lockport for a good cause

    May 20, 2015 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    A trio of Lockport twenty-somethings walking north on State Street on a recent, pleasant Saturday afternoon suddenly stopped in their tracks near the Roxy Theater.

  • Jack Linehan, assistant to the Lockport city administrator, pulls weeds Saturday, May 16, in the south Public Landing Restaurant & Banquet Center parking lot at Lockport’s 24th annual Clean Sweep. (Photos by Eric Skalac/22nd Century Media)

    Volunteer crews sweep Lockport’s State Street clean

    May 20, 2015 By Eric Skalac, Editor News

    Even though there were bursts of rain throughout the morning of Saturday, May 16, it did not stop the 24th annual Clean Sweep event from adding some beauty to Lockport’s downtown.

  • The sausage and pepperoni pizza, made with Mancuso cheese and homemade sauce, is a favorite at The Alley Grill & Tap House inside Mokena’s Thunder Bowl. (Photos by Danny Ciamprone/22nd Century Media)

    Food, drinks and a side of bowling

    May 14, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Just a few yards away from the rolling lanes and high-fives between patrons bowling strikes lies another getaway; only, guests will not find anything that requires a different pair of shoes, just a variety of casual and upscale food, HDTVs around the room and a bar featuring 32 taps that would even have “The Dude” abiding.