• Pictured are Cakes XO staff members (left to right) Cody Houlihan, Shanon Vanoskey, owner Joanne Saccomanno, Ines Bautista and Barbara Sass. Located at 14929 Archer Ave. in Lockport, the bakery offers a wide selection of specialty cakes and cupcakes, cookies, pastries and gluten-free items. (Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media)

    Ready to kiss and hug a cupcake?

    July 23, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Cakes XO now open on Archer Avenue

    Something sweet is coming to Lockport. 

  • Pictured is a steampunk sculpture along the Illinois and Michigan Canal in Lockport created by Legacy 3D, a company affiliated with Legacy Paintball Park in Lockport. Legacy Paintball Park will host an Airsoft Battle Steampunk Open Play Event Sunday, July 27 as part of the Summer Art Series Celebration Weekend. Pictured in the background are some of the “River Weaving” art installations along the canal created by artist John Siblik that also are part of the Summer Art Series. (Dennis D. Jacobs/22nd Century Media)

    Steampunk invasion to hit Lockport this weekend

    July 23, 2014 By Beth Krooswyk, Staff Writer News

    Residents encouraged to enjoy Lockport’s Summer Art Series Gala weekend

  • Lockport Township High School graduate Shaunna Weber (23) tries to carry the ball around a defender while playing lacrosse for Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. (Photo submitted.)

    Coming out stronger on the other end

    July 18, 2014 By Ryan Wallace, Staff Writer Sports
    Tumultuous start turns into positive story for LTHS grad

  • Pictured is the chicken oreganato ($23), one of 20 new items at the newly remodeled 94 Grille & Tavern. The bone-in chicken breast and legs are smothered in a zesty lemon and oreganato butter, and served alongside potato wedges. (Erik Schmidt/22nd Century Media)

    Don’t mess with 94 Grille & Tavern

    July 15, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    One time, because he felt like it, Bryan Sord built an entire 8,000-square foot restaurant from scratch in just 93 days.

  • Pictured is the Rose of Sharon Variation Quilt, ca. 1862, one of many Civil War-era quilts on display at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery. (Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    New attention for old quilts

    July 15, 2014 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Life & Arts
    Civil War-era quilts on display in Lockport

    Men may have fought the Civil War, but women shared in its burdens.