• 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.
  • Sarah Martinez bowls Friday, May 20, during the Lockport Love Candlelight Bowl, held at Strike N’ Spare II in Lockport. Photos by Adam Jomant/ 22nd Century Media

    Area residents find fun, sense of community at Lockport Love event

    May 24, 2016 By Tim Hadac, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    The smiles and carefree laughter at the Lockport Love Candlelight Bowl looked like any other cosmic bowling event, but the fundraiser held Friday, May 20, at Strike N’ Spare II in Lockport had more meaning.
  • 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.
  • Members of a local antique tractor club throw candy to children and adults lining State Street during a past Old Canal Days parade. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Publisher 22CM outlines 50 ways to enjoy the season with 2016 Summer Fun Guide

    May 20, 2016 By Staff Report Life & Arts
    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.
  • Freshman Josh Bentley scores a run for Lockport during its 7-1 win over Sandburg May 11 at home. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Baseball: Porters top Eagles in battle for top spot in conference

    May 19, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    The stakes were high May 11 as the Lockport Township baseball team took on rival Sandburg at Edward Flink Field in Lockport. The Porters (15-10, 9-2) dominated the Eagles 7-1 in a game that both teams came into tied for first place in the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue standings.

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