• Boutique owners (left to right) Rae Vegetabile, Debbie Bell, Christina Bergbower and Gloria Ursich gather for a photo Nov. 8 during the grand opening for To the Nines on 9th and Briosa Boutique in Lockport. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Pair of boutiques open in Lockport

    November 14, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor News
    For Christina Bergbower, runnning a boutique isn’t all that different from running a Dairy Queen.
  • A large Emilio’s Philly ($10.99) comes topped with sautéed onion, mushroom, green pepper and provolone cheese. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Orland Park eatery looks to do East Coast classic right

    November 14, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    There are three things all successful restaurants must have, according to Emilio Musa: great food, good customer service and a clean restaurant.
  • Nesreen Abulaban (left) and Cheryl Neylon, both of Homer Glen, look at dresses Abulaban designed at the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club Sip & Shop fundraiser Friday, Nov. 10, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5788 in Lockport. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Attendance increases at second annual Sip & Shop

    November 14, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Black Friday is the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, but the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club provides a means for women to get a jump on their gift-buying.
  • Lockport’s Francesca Brunetti participates in the 200-yard freestyle Saturday, Nov. 11, during the IHSA Sectional swimming competition at LTHS East Campus. Photos by Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    Girls Swimming: Porters win sectional meet in thriller

    November 14, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    It all came down to one-hundreth of a second. Lockport and Sandburg were neck and neck heading into the final event of the IHSA Lockport Sectional — and they ended the same way.
  • Lockport resident David Neff takes part in the Mayor’s Veteran Story Contest Saturday, Nov. 11, during the City of Lockport 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lockport VFW Post 5788. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Lockport VFW recognizes service on Veterans Day

    November 13, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Since 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day to pay homage to those who served in all U.S. conflicts, the country has held strong to this day of honor and remembrance.