• Lockport Township High School graduate Matt Chmielewski, of the class of 2016, will be competing for a starting spot along the offensive line at Southern Illinois University this fall. Photo submitted

    Alumni Spotlight: Chmielewski chasing starting spot at Southern

    July 11, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College
    Matt Chmielewski will never forget what it was like to start his first college football game.
  • The Cast Iron Hot Brown ($16) at Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park features roasted turkey breast, peppered bacon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, heirloom tomatoes and a Mornay sauce. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Chef finds space, support for creativity at Tribes

    July 12, 2018 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Regulars at Tribes — be it the Mokena Beer Company or the Tinley Park Alehouse — know that the menu is always subject to change.
  • Lockport resident Michel Pobst places her ballot inside the voting box at Vegan Cafe in downtown Lockport for “Down by the Water” by Suzanne Serna, which is one of 18 art pieces on display throughout downtown for the Local Artist Choice Awards. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

    Summer art contest asks for input from residents

    July 11, 2018 By Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, The Arts
    With summertime in full swing, there are countless activities to do both indoors and outdoors to soak up the season.
  • Bryan Falat (front) takes a photo of his son, Brandon Falat, with Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Max Daniels) Friday, July 6, during the Fridays in the Park with Abe event.

    Fridays in the Park with Abe features special guests

    July 10, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    The legacy of Abraham Lincoln is always an aspect of Gallery Seven’s Fridays in the Park with Abe free concert series as it takes place on Lockport’s scenic Lincoln Landing, just north of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery.
  • Matt Ramos celebrates with the U.S. flag after taking home the gold medal in the Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Photos submitted

    Wrestling: Porters’ Ramos wins gold in Croatia

    July 9, 2018 By Erin Redmond, Freelance Reporter Sports
    This year, Matt Ramos gave the United States one heck of a birthday present: a gold medal. The soon-to-be Lockport senior wrestler captured the 51-kilogram crown at the Cadet World Championships and stood high atop the podium, draped in the American flag, on July 4 in Zagreb, Croatia.

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