• Lockports Treasure Thompson (right) tries to dribble past a defender Feb. 20 during the Porters 58-43 loss in the second semifinal of the Class 4A Neuqua Valley Sectional. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Girls Basketball: Naperville Central ends Lockport's playoff run

    February 22, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter School, High School
    It was the end for a small but special group of seniors. For the rest of the Lockport Township girls basketball team, it should only be the beginning.
  • Lockport residents Tom and Lynn Sperling toast Friday, Feb. 16, before beginning the blind wine tasting at The 1836 Event at the Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport.

    Fun times and fundraising intersect at The 1836 Event

    February 20, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Lockport is a city that honors the past while looking toward the future. At this year’s 1836 Event – hosted by Main Street Lockport – organizers held true to tradition while offering guests something new at the popular fundraiser which was hosted at Public Landing Restaurant on Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Bob Carr hugs Melanie Collins, Saturday, Feb. 17, during the CASA of Will County’s Have a Heart for the Child Gala at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Robert Carr attends CASA gala to cement new partnership

    February 19, 2018 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    More than 400,000 U.S. children were in foster care in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System’s 2016 estimates, made as of Oct. 20, 2017. Of those, nearly 40,000 were 17 to 20 years old and getting ready to leave the system, according to the report.
  • Lockport’s Anthony Molton is declared winner after his 7-4 victory over Marian’s Travis Ford-Melton in their Class 3A 120-pound division championship match on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Clark Brooks/Photonews Media

    Wrestling: Molton makes improbable run to state title

    February 19, 2018 By Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Lockport junior Anthony Molton believed he could be a state champion wrestler, but standing in his way in the Class 3A 120-pound bracket were two wrestlers ranked in the top six in the country, both of whom had already been state champions.
  • Father Richard McGrath, who was accused of having a lewd photo of a teenaged boy on a cellphone that disappeared, was not charged by the New Lenox Police Department.

    Provi ex-president not charged after phone in question vanishes

    February 16, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News, Breaking, Police, School
    New Lenox police declined to file charges Thursday, Feb. 15, after a nearly two-month investigation into alleged inappropriate content on a cellphone used by the Rev. Richard J. McGrath, former president of Providence Catholic High School.