• The Original King Special pizza (10 inch for $15.40) — a thin crust with cheese with sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper — is a longtime favorite at Chesdan’s in Homer Glen. (Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media)

    Chesdan’s maintains status as crowd-pleaser

    July 21, 2015 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Contributing Columnists, Dining Out

    At Chesdan’s, the goal is to be innovative in adding things to the menu, but not to the point where people feel uncomfortable trying new dishes.

  • Porters senior Stephen Hill leads off second base during the July 14 summer league game against Lincoln-Way North. (Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Focusing on the positive

    July 21, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The Lockport Township baseball team is still optimistic.

  • Nancy Uznanski (left) demonstrates for her class how to paint textures and use proper shading. (Amanda Jarzynski/22nd Century Media)

    Student artists get creative with series of workshops

    July 21, 2015 By Amanda Jarzynski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    This summer has seen its fair share of rainy days, making it difficult for children to play outside and enjoy outdoor activities. Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor activities for children to participate in and have fun with this summer. That included the July 13-15 Art in Action workshops hosted at William E. Young School, 16240 S. Cedar Road, in Homer Glen.

  • Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery Manager John Lustig explains July 9 how the artwork of Aaron Miller and Rob Bell stays on display in the Gaylord Building, as the Lockport Gallery is emptied of exhibits. (Eric Skalac/22nd Century Media)

    State museums begin to close, but Lockport Gallery perseveres

    July 21, 2015 By Eric Skalac, Editor News

    In early June, as Gov. Bruce Rauner gave the order for the five Illinois State Museums to prepare to close, ISM Lockport Gallery Manager John Lustig was glad he had put some contingencies in place.

  • State Senator Pat McGuire (left) is handed a character card by Liz Rajcan (right), the owner of Mint Salon. (Amanda Jarzynski/22nd Century Media)

    Lockport offers a historical scavenger hunt with a twist

    July 14, 2015 By Amanda Jarzynski, Assistant Editor News, City

    Instead of asking people to sit through a lecture about the history of Lockport, the second annual Summer Art Series is offering a new, more engaging way to learn about the City and its noteworthy inhabitants.

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