• 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.

  • Pictured is the new Vapor Cabin store at 116 E. State St. in downtown Lockport. (Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    New e-cig store in Lockport off to a smoking start

    July 8, 2014 By David Lipowski, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Downtown shop adds to online presence

  • Ed Nemec, managing partner of Dancing Marlin in Frankfort, adds pickled watermelon to a plate during a cooking demonstration Wednesday, June 18, with 22nd Century Media Hometown Advantage members. Members of the online program are invited to exclusive local events. (Photos by Heather Warthen/22nd Century Media)

    22CM Hometown Advantage members learn to cook

    July 7, 2014 By Staff Report Life & Arts
    Dancing Marlin teaches seasonal pairings