• Lockport musician Andrea Veltri now is a student at Illinois State University but seeks to further her career as a professional musician. Photo submitted

    Lockport resident finds rhythm as musician, college student

    July 19, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor Life & Arts

    Not many 8-year-olds join a band and perform Weezer’s “Beverly Hills” at the Taste of Chicago, but those are some of Lockport resident Andrea Veltri’s earliest memories

  • Lynn Kim (left), of Creative Home Parties, paints her daughter Aeryn Leyba’s face Saturday, July 16, during the Save the Playground fundraiser for SOS Children’s Village.

    Lockport business spearheads fundraiser for local nonprofit

    July 18, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News

    Fred McEwen and his wife, Ara, are new foster parents to six siblings at the SOS Children’s Village in Lockport.

  • Trevor Cielenski (right), a 2015 Lockport Township graduate, is currently one of seven semifinalists in the 2016 “Mario, Make Me a Model” competition. Photo submitted

    Lockport graduate named a finalist in Chicago modeling competition

    July 12, 2016 By Jennifer Nunez, Staff Writer News
    Lockport native Trevor Cielenski is one of seven semifinalists in the 2016 “Mario, Make Me a Model” competition. Cielenski was selected out of a group of 40 aspiring models this past month at the Wit Hotel in downtown Chicago.
  • Madalynn Peska, 8, swims in the girls 8 & under 100-yard medley relay July 6 for the Lockport Homer Swim Club Meet against the Hickory Willow Swim Association at Stagg High School. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Lockport Homer Swim Club make big strides while preparing for conference

    July 14, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports, Youth
    The pool deck was in a frenzy July 6 at Stagg High School, with dozens of youth swimmers warmed up in preparation of a crucial dual meet. The Lockport Homer Swim Club was set to take on the Hickory Willow Swim Association in the teams’ final dual meet before the South Suburban Swim Conference meet.
  • Brian Skrabutenas, of The Baltic Forge in Frankfort, participates in an iron work demonstration Saturday, July 9, at John Lane Days in Lockport. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    John Lane Days raises funds for historic farm

    July 11, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    In the early 1800s, John Lane moved his family to a Homer Township farm at the northeast corner of Farrell Road and 7th Street. Although significantly smaller, the farm still stands as a testament to the impact that the former resident had on the community. The farm’s current owner, Sylvia Zielke, spent nearly a decade fighting for ownership of the land and now looks to share its history with others.