• Lockport’s John Meyer easily took first in both shot put and discus Friday, May 18, at the Downers Grove North Sectional to advance to this weekend’s state competition. 22nd Century Media File Photos

    Lockport boys track and field wins five events at sectional

    May 22, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The Lockport Township boys track team hasn’t won a sectional since 2012. The Porters were favored to break that streak last week, but they instead fell a point short and finished second behind Romeoville on Friday, May 18, at the Class 3A Downers Grove North Sectional.
  • “Seussical Jr.” director Brooke Ferricks smiles while interacting with some of her youthful cast during a photoshoot May 16 at SOS Children’s Village in Lockport. At-will donations will be collected at the show’s two performances to help construct a new playground at SOS Children’s Village.

    LTHS sophomore to direct ‘Seussical Jr.’ at Homer church

    May 22, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    “And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed),” wrote Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) in his popular book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”
  • Lockport Township Park District staff, board members, honored guests and members of the preschool program lead the Dellwood Park Community Center ribbon cutting Saturday, May 19, as part of the grand opening event for the new facility. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Dellwood Park Community Center unveiled at grand opening

    May 21, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    Dellwood Park has always been a meeting place for members of the greater Lockport community, especially when sunny skies compel residents to run the path, catch a ball game or simply spend quality time with family. Visitors can now enjoy Dellwood Park whether the weather is warm, cold, sunny or rainy as the Lockport Township Park District has now opened the Dellwood Park Community Center (DPCC) at the popular landmark.
  • Members of the Caridi family, of Orland Park — (left to right) Bob, Kris and Adam — take in the fireworks display July 4, 2017, at Centennial Park in Orland Park. 22nd Century Media File Photos

    Publisher 22CM looks at 50 ways to enjoy the season with 2018 Summer Fun Guide

    May 17, 2018 By Staff Report News
    As the weather gets warmer, school is let out for the summer and families are starting to plan upcoming vacations. Summer is finally here, and with a multitude of fun events waiting to be explored, it is time to enjoy what the southwest suburbs have to offer.
  • Trail’s Edge Brewing’s brisket grilled cheese ($13) has brisket, Swiss cheese, kale Brussels slaw and Thousand Island dressing, and it is served on marble rye. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Trail’s Edge Brewing Co. a trailblazer for beer in Frankfort

    May 17, 2018 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor  Life & Arts, Dining Out
    There is a stretch of the 22-mile Old Plank Road Trail that runs through downtown Frankfort.