• Vaulted sidewalks during construction (Illinois Department of Transportation)

    IDOT proposes left turn lanes, filling underground vaults at intersection of State, Ninth streets

    August 27, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor News, City

    Dozens of Lockport business owners and residents attended an open house hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Lockport Aug. 26 to learn more about proposed improvements on State Street in the historic downtown district.

  • Porters senior Deiondre Taylor looks to evade the Trojans in the Friday, Aug. 28 season opening game in Lockport. (Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media)

    Late game plays push Trojans to victory over Porters in season opener

    August 30, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The start was terrific. The end was terrifying. But after the game was done, it all added up to a season opening loss for the Lockport Township football team. The Porters never trailed until the final minutes and lost 28-21 to Downers Grove North on Friday, Aug. 28, in a nonconference matchup at Lockport.

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    Café au Parc ships taste of Italy to Orland Park weekly

    August 26, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    In recent years, the locally-sourced trend has largely dominated the restaurant scene, but Kevin Gawlinski and Nathalie Baranyk decided to take their business in another direction.

  • Boy Scout Troop 50 members (left to right) Carson Richter, Miguel Salinas, David Bruining, Cameron Holmes, Jake Burnett, Ryan O’Connor, Daniel Paulin, Antonio Lange and Tyler Cluff recently summited Baldy Mountain during a trip to New Mexico. (Photo submitted)

    Lockport Boy Scout Troop 50 returns from challenging adventure out west

    August 26, 2015 By Amanda Jarzynski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    When Boy Scouts get to be in their teen years, they may want to do more than just go camping in their backyards and earn badges. This is why the Boy Scouts of America operate four High Adventure Bases for young men and adult leaders to have fun while practicing survival skills learned over the years as Boy Scouts, according to a local troop leader.

  • A photo of Glen Jackson III was placed before the Moving Wall Vietnam memorial during the Aug. 20 opening ceremonies at the Lockport American Legion John Olson Post 18. (Zach Bernard/22nd Century Media)

    Mobile Vietnam memorial takes residence in Lockport

    August 26, 2015 By Zach Bernard, Staff Writer News

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic and powerful monuments, with its stunning marble structure covered with the names of those who died in the Vietnam War.