• Sam Esposito poses for a picture after bowling a 900 series Feb. 3 at Strike and Spare II in Lockport. Photo submitted

    Homer Glen man bowls perfect 900 series in Lockport

    February 15, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports
    Strike and Spare II was packed with bowlers Feb. 3, yet it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop — 10 of them actually.
  • Lockport Township’s Trevell Timmons celebrates his victory over Marmion Academy’s Nate Jimenez after their 160-pound Class 3A championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center in Champaign. Photos by Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media

    Wrestling: Lockport’s Timmons wins individual state title at 160

    February 20, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    All season Trevell Timmons was favored to win the 160-pound individual state title — and he didn't disappoint. The Lockport wrestler captured his long-awaited title at the Illinois High School Association Individual State Tournament Saturday, Feb. 18 in Champaign. He was one of seven Porters to place at the tournament. Jake Lindsey of Providence also won a title.
  • The pomegranate and sage martini ($9.10) at Bonefish Grill in Orland Park features Reyka small-batch vodka, a hint of sage, pure pomegranate juice and lemon juice, finished with a fresh sage leaf. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Bonefish fashions four-flavor drink in pomegranate and sage martini

    February 16, 2017 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When it comes to flavor profiles, drinks usually lean toward sweet, sour, bitter or, on rare occasions, savory.
  • Ten-year-old Gianna Frieri’s drawing of a soldier earned her first place in our 9-12 age range. Images submitted

    Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest draws hundreds of entries

    February 16, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts
    Given the opportunity once again this year, area youths did not hesitate to show their love and appreciation for America’s armed forces.
  • Celeste Roppo and her son Sean enjoy time together. Photo submitted

    Daughter’s overdose leads Lockport woman to help addicts

    February 21, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor News
    Nov. 28 marked the first time eight-month-old Sean Roppo slept entirely through the night; it was also the last night of his mother’s life. Celeste Roppo, 24, battled drug addiction for six years, and died early in the morning on Nov. 29 after relapsing and overdosing on fentanyl.