• Lockport’s Hannah Gallagher (right) and Jacki Greci compete Jan. 11 during the SWSC Dance Competition at Bolingbrook High School. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Competitive Dance: Lockport dances its way to third place at conference meet

    January 17, 2017 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    As one of the final teams to take the floor during a lengthy South West Suburban Conference competitive dance meet, Sandburg could have lost its focus. Instead, the Eaglettes put on an unforgettable show, saving arguably the best performance in Bolingbrook’s gymnasium for last, as they won the Blue Division. They were the third from the last team to compete.
  • Aubrey Sheridan (left) and Nicole Spencer mingle Saturday, Jan. 14, during the opening reception for The Artist Guild of Lockport’s photography show at Flower of Life Art Gallery in Lockport. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    TAGOL kicks off the year with photography show

    January 17, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Pictures are worth a thousand words, as the idiom states, but it may be more accurate to say that they capture a moment in time.
  • Lockport’s Patrick Cooper sinks a three Friday, Jan. 13, in a conference game against Sandburg hosted at Lockport Township High School’s East Campus. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Boys Basketball: Porters dismantle conference rival Eagles

    January 16, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Matt Smietanski knows firsthand what the rivalry between Lockport Township and Sandburg is like. Not only has he played in basketball games involving the two schools, but the Lockport senior point guard has a family history when it comes to the rivalry.
  • This BBQ Burger ($12) at Side Street American Tavern in Tinley Park features an antibiotic-free patty with cherrywood bacon, onion strings, cheddar cheese, lettuce and BBQ sauce, garnished with a pickle and seasoned fries. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Side Street combines unique flavors with entertainment

    January 10, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Contributing Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Side Street American Tavern offers more than just good food. Accurately named, Side Street American Tavern is nestled off 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue at 18401 North Creek Drive in Tinley Park. The restaurant not only offers a wide range of meal options on its menu but also seemingly can adjust to anyone’s entertainment needs.
  • The proposed industrial park is just south of Lockport Heights and just north of four other local subdivisions. Image submitted.

    Concept plan for controversial industrial park advances through Planning Commission

    January 11, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor News
    Tension and indignation filled the third-floor board room at Lockport’s Central Square building Jan. 10 as the Lockport Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the concept plan for a proposed 1.97 million square foot industrial park.