Lockports Treasure Thompson (right) tries to dribble past a defender Feb. 20 during the Porters 58-43 loss in the second semifinal of the Class 4A Neuqua Valley Sectional. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media
February 20, 2018By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance ReporterLife & Arts
Lockport is a city that honors the past while looking toward the future. At this year’s 1836 Event – hosted by Main Street Lockport – organizers held true to tradition while offering guests something new at the popular fundraiser which was hosted at Public Landing Restaurant on Friday, Feb. 16.
Bob Carr hugs Melanie Collins, Saturday, Feb. 17, during the CASA of Will County’s Have a Heart for the Child Gala at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media
February 19, 2018By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance ReporterNews
More than 400,000 U.S. children were in foster care in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System’s 2016 estimates, made as of Oct. 20, 2017. Of those, nearly 40,000 were 17 to 20 years old and getting ready to leave the system, according to the report.
Lockport’s Anthony Molton is declared winner after his 7-4 victory over Marian’s Travis Ford-Melton in their Class 3A 120-pound division championship match on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Clark Brooks/Photonews Media
Lockport junior Anthony Molton believed he could be a state champion wrestler, but standing in his way in the Class 3A 120-pound bracket were two wrestlers ranked in the top six in the country, both of whom had already been state champions.
Father Richard McGrath, who was accused of having a lewd photo of a teenaged boy on a cellphone that disappeared, was not charged by the New Lenox Police Department.
New Lenox police declined to file charges Thursday, Feb. 15, after a nearly two-month investigation into alleged inappropriate content on a cellphone used by the Rev. Richard J. McGrath, former president of Providence Catholic High School.
The Lockport City Council moved one step closer to implementing two new revenue sources Wednesday, Feb. 21, after the eight present aldermen agreed to place the items on the consent agenda for the next meeting in March.
Hey, wait a minute...
The Illinois High School Association held its Class 3A Boys Team Dual wrestling championships at the Grossinger Motors Arena on Saturday, Feb. 24, and there were no representatives from the SouthWest Suburban Conference.