• More than 300 people participated April 24 in the Mustang Color Run, which raised money for technology-related maintenance and upgrades at Homer Jr. High and Hadley Middle School. Photo submitted

    Mustang Color Run promotes community, competitive spirit

    May 2, 2016 By Tim Hadac, Freelance Reporter News
    As more than 300 people ran and walked through Dellwood Park in Lockport, the trails came alive with both laughter and color April 24 for the inaugural Mustang Color Run. Hosted by the Hadley Middle School and Homer Jr. High Parent Teacher Organizations, the event featured a 5K main race preceded by a 2K buddies race.
  • Jeff Rimsnider completes a money management exercise Thursday, April 28, during class at the Career & Community Connections transitional program at Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Students grow, explore in LTHS’s transitional program

    May 2, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor News
    Once a month, the Career & Community Connections classroom at Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus transforms into a Souper Tuesday Café. Students enrolled in the transitional program become waiters and waitresses, chefs, hosts and bussers, as Central Campus faculty receive soup, salad or sandwiches at the makeshift restaurant.
  • The Porters celebrate after Jake Huber hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning against Homewood-Flossmoor April 19 at Edward Flink Field in Lockport. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Baseball: Porters outlast Vikings 2-1

    April 29, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    The Lockport baseball team’s offense was dormant for the first six innings of the Porters’ SouthWest Suburban Conference clash with Homewood-Flossmoor April 19 at home, but that all changed in the seventh. With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, senior shortstop Jake Huber delivered a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Porters a 2-1 victory after the team trailed 1-0 going into the inning.
  • The Baldinelli Favorite pizza (prices vary by size) comes topped with a thick layer of cheese, homemade meatballs, spinach, garlic and mushrooms at Baldinelli Pizza in Homer Glen. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Baldinelli offers more than just pizza

    April 27, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    While many people would refrain from eating garlic on a first date, Vince Distasio and Michelle Honein ordered a meal full of garlic on theirs, and pizza quickly became another one of their go-to date dishes. Three years later, the now-engaged couple has access to all the pizza and garlic they could dream at Baldinelli Pizza.
  • Kelvin Grove student Kelly Collins plays a flamingo Thursday, April 21, during a preview performance of excerpts from the Kelvin Grove Drama Club’s production of “Born to Be Wild” at the junior high school. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Kelvin Grove Drama Club performs ‘Born to be Wild’

    April 26, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor Life & Arts
    From an insect hoping to make her date her main course to raccoons planning a raid, Kelvin Grove students’ performance of the play “Born to be Wild” included dozens of animals in whimsical, yet human situations. Thirty-four cast members and eight crew members have worked since October to put together the drama club’s spring production, which students performed Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, at Kelvin Grove.

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