• The Levato family has been decorating its yard at 16719 W. 144th Place for Halloween for roughly eight years. Tony Levato builds and buys new pieces annually, including a taxidermist this year. Photos by Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Lockport residents attract visitors with haunting decor

    October 17, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor News
    Crafting the creepiest Halloween yard display is all about the details for Sue Rager and her husband, Rick. In their makeshift parlor room, a faded family photo hangs on the wall, and antique children’s crutches prop up a doll. There’s a 100-year-old rocking chair and 19th century vacuum.
  • The smoked salmon sandwich ($9.99 with fries and coleslaw) is a new menu item at Just Shrimp in Tinley Park that has proven popular among diners, according to co-owner John Mihalos. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Smoked salmon sandwich taking on starring role on Just Shrimp’s menu

    October 20, 2016 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The restaurant’s name is Just Shrimp, but co-owner John Mihalos is willing to share a little secret.

  • Laura (left) and Dennis Lee take big bites of spaghetti Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Lockport Band’s dinner fundraiser at LTHS’s East Campus. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    LTHS Band dinner has plenty of pasta

    October 17, 2016 By Ryan Esguerra, Freelance Reporter News
    Listening to the volunteers and attendees at the Lockport Township High School Band spaghetti dinner fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 15, at LTHS’s East Campus, and one would have heard a common theme; “It’s for the kids.”
  • Lockport Township High School Director of Choirs Chad Goetz conducts the Concert Choir Thursday, Oct. 13, during the LTHS Fall Concert.

    LTHS choirs show talents at Fall Concert

    October 17, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Lockport Township High School senior Jake Parsons’ dream is to make it to Broadway.
  • Tavares Moore stiff arms a defender, Friday, Oct. 14, during the Porters win over Stagg in Palos Hills.

    Football: Lockport clinches playoff berth with win over Stagg

    October 15, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    To break a 5-year playoff drought, the Lockport Township football team knew it had to play together as a team. So, when senior quarterback Ben Davis became ill last week and wasn't able to play in the Porters possible playoff clinching game, others stepped right in.