• Lockport’s American Legion John Olson Post 18 chaplain Michael Bachmann rings a bell Monday, May 30, to honor post members who died since last Memorial Day. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Locals thank Purple Heart recipient for his sacrifices

    May 31, 2016 By Matt B. Walen, Freelance Reporter News
    On a day Americans remember their fallen heroes, the members of Lockport’s American Legion John Olson Post 18 had a chance to thank a decorated war hero. Air Force Capt. Anthony “Tony” Simone received a standing ovation from more than 100 fellow veterans, their families and area residents attending the Memorial Day event Monday, May 30, at Legion Hall.
  • UPDATE: D89 Superintendent Sonya Whitaker announces resignation

    May 24, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor News, School
    Superintendent Sonya Whitaker announced her resignation May 18 during the Fairmont School District 89 Board of Education’s regular meeting. Whitaker’s resignation is to take effect Friday, June 17.
  • Andrew Novak pole vaults for the Porters Friday, May 20, at the Class 3A Downers Grove North Sectional. Photos by Seamus Scanlan/22nd Century Media

    LTHS gets second at boys track sectional

    May 26, 2016 By Tim Cronin, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Often in the past few years, Lockport Township’s team has been the rabbit in boys track and field. Other teams were chasing the Porters. The reverse was true Friday, May 20. Lockport was the chaser, not the chasee.
  • Orland Park’s new Dixie Chicken Company, at 15866 S. LaGrange Road, specializes in fried chicken, biscuits and sides. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Dixie Chicken aims to keep customers returning with fresh, natural products

    May 25, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Following its run in Mokena, Aiman Kassar’s Streets of Philly transformed into Dixie Chicken Company for roughly two months. “Customers went wild over it, but we had a buyer for the building,” Kassar said of its closing.
  • Christine Egley-Rashkow (left) plays basketball with her daughter, Keva Rashkow, 7, during Nick-A-Palooza Saturday, May 21, in Lockport.

    Longtime event honors LTHS alumnus

    May 23, 2016 By Mary Stroka, Freelance Reporter News
    More than 12 years after the Kot family started the Nick Kot Charity for Traumatic Brain Injury, it raised another $26,327 for research, education and awareness of traumatic brain injuries Saturday, May 21, at the eighth annual Nick-A-Palooza. Homer Glen resident Trisha Kot spearheaded the event, held near Paradise Bay Bar & Grill in downtown Lockport. Kot co-owns Paradise Bay with her brother-in-law, Paul Blough.