• The Lockport dance team performs at the SouthWest Suburban Conference competition held Jan. 10 at Bolingbrook High School. Photos by Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    Dance: Porters team receives 90.63 score at conference

    January 16, 2018 By F. Amanda Tugade, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    It was just moments before the Porters varsity dance team stepped on stage.
  • The grilled calamari ($15) is one of the most popular appetizers at Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Family comes first at Homer Glen’s Tazza

    January 16, 2018 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    The roots of Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen can be traced back decades to a quaint town just northwest of Naples, Italy, called Teano.
  • Oak Prairie eighth-grader Faith Mihaljevic takes a turn in the center circle during an ice breaker game Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Choir Step-Up Day at LTHS East Campus.

    Eighth-graders learn about LTHS choir, band at Step-Up Days

    January 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Entering high school can be intimidating. From choosing the best electives to learning the way around campus to meeting new friends, there is a lot to take in for incoming freshman.
  • Nancy Dornhecker (left), of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, hands out a T-shirt to Priscilla Mendoza, of Chicago, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 22nd Century Media’s Healthy Living Expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Annual Healthy Living Expo inspires all-around wellness

    January 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    South suburban residents looking to get lean and mean in 2018 had the opportunity to jump-start their wellness plans at 22nd Century Media’s annual Healthy Living Expo, presented by Planet Fitness.
  • Will County Historical Society Executive Director Sandy Vasko stands beside the display case that contains the flower bud from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral bier that is to be unveiled Feb. 17. Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

    Flower bud from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral discovered in Lockport

    January 16, 2018 By Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor News
    One-hundred fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was assassinated. It wouldn’t be until December 2017 that the flower laid on his funeral bier in Washington D.C in April 1865 would be discovered in of all places — Lockport.