• Ryne Travis returns an interception in the third quarter of the Porters victory over Downers Grove North Aug. 26. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Football: Porters dominate in opening night win

    August 27, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    On the second play from scrimmage in its opening game of the season, the Lockport Township football team lost a fumble. Even the most diehard Porter faithful could be excused from thinking, "here we go again." But that wasn’t the case this year. Led by senior defensive lineman Josh Baker the Porter defense rose to the occasion, pitching a shutout until the final moments, and senior quarterback Ben Davis was nearly perfect in firing a pair of touchdown passes.
  • Lockport coach Dan Starkey (middle) addresses his team prior to a Thursday, Aug. 18 practice at the school’s East Campus. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Football Preview Guide: Porters ready to go ‘the hard way’ to return to postseason

    August 25, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    “The hard way” will be the way of the Porters. The slogan for the Lockport Township football team this season emphasizes not cutting corners. While the Porters want to work hard and have been over the summer, they do not want to have the hard losses they experienced this past season.
  • The Seafood Lover entrée ($26) at Q Restaurant in Orland Park features blue sea scallop, shrimp, crabmeat, calamari, crunchy noodle and herbal brandy red curry sauce. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Q Restaurant’s creativity far from finished

    August 24, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Quee Huynh says she is done inventing. She is done tweaking her menu, done offering weekly specials, done adding to the already overloaded cocktail options.
  • Taft physical education teacher Pete Howard (left) and first-grade teacher Kim Thompson work on their “welcome back” designs Thursday, Aug. 18 at Taft School’s Welcome Back Chalk event. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    ‘Welcome back’ event helps bring Taft community together

    August 22, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts
    When students in grades one through eight arrived at Taft School Friday, Aug. 19, for the first day of school, they were greeted by more than just the smell of freshly waxed floors and newly sharpened pencils. Thanks to Superintendent Pamela Kibbons, teachers, local emergency responders and several political figures, the sidewalk leading into the school was covered in messages written in sidewalk chalk welcoming the students for the new school year.
  • Haley Augello (right), a member of the U.S. Olympic women’s wrestling team and LTHS alumna, wrestles against Jessica Blaszka, of the Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. John Sachs

    Augello displays talent, tenacity in Olympic Games

    August 17, 2016 By Craig Sesker, Freelance Reporter News
    Haley Augello did not win a medal. But the 21-year-old certainly showed plenty of fight and proved she definitely belongs on the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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