Lockport resident Lynnea McGrath explains the story behind her piece “Gamer Wolf” Saturday, April 14, during The Artist Guild of Lockport’s All Animals Great & Small exhibition held at The Flower of Life Art Gallery in Lockport. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
April 17, 2018By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance ReporterLife & Arts
Art is personal. Different mediums, styles and tones connect with viewers in unique ways.
Lockport’s Elly Hagen uncorks a pitch Saturday, April 14, during the seventh annual Strike Out Cancer games hosted by LTHS softball and baseball. The participating teams once again wore special shirts for the event, which serves as a fundraiser for a pediatric cancer research foundation.
The weather may not have been nice, but the reason the event was held certainly was.
Mark Schimmelpfennig (left), chaplain for Road Home Program at Rush Hospital, prays for all the Veteran Service Dogs that were presented in a special program Saturday, April 14, at John Olson American Legion Post 18 in Lockport. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
In a packed house at John Olson American Legion Post 18 in Lockport, five U.S. veterans were about to receive their forever friend Saturday, April 14. K9s For Veterans presented Lala, Gunner, Aris, Noah and Battle to Chicago area heroes.
The body of Sean Joy, 20, of Lockport, was found Friday in the Des Plaines River.
A body found in the Des Plaines River Friday, April 13, is that of a Lockport man missing since March 21, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
Bob Krankvich (middle) speaks at a press conference Thursday, April 12, about the alleged abuse he endured in 1995-1996 while a student at Providence Catholic High School. Lawyers Jeff Anderson (left), holding a photo of a 13-year-old Krankvich, and Marc Pearlman stand with him. Photo by Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
When something makes us feel uncomfortable, it’s a natural reaction to try and avoid talking about or acknowledging it. But, while that might work in the short term, when it comes to an issue such as sexual abuse, shoving our heads in the sand and hoping it goes away for decades has done nothing to help prevent an issue that permeates our country.