• A tractor transports children and families around Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Oct. 8 during Siegel’s Pumpkin Fest. Photos by Megann Horstead/22nd Century Media

    Siegel’s adds to Pumpkin Fest with more attractions

    October 17, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    One destination that is typically a hit this time of year is Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm with its annual Pumpkin Fest. The Lockport farm continues to bring fun fall activities that are also family-friendly, from the farm to the city. The farm has four generations of history in Lockport, and the Siegel family continually added to it to keep attractions fresh and new.
  • The Porters’ doubles team of Natallie Barth (left) and Gabby Perillo high-five after scoring a point during the Class 2A sectional on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Challenge Fitness in Lockport. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Girls Tennis: Porters rack up 28 points, win sectional at Challenge Fitness

    October 17, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    After his team captured the Blue Division championship of the SouthWest Suburban Conference on Oct. 7, Lockport Township girls tennis coach Bob Champlin was prophetic. “Our team is very deep, and we push each other,” he said. “That makes us ready to compete better.”
  • Three actors from the Statesville Haunted Prison pose for a photo Friday, Oct. 13 before they start work in the haunted house. Photos by Jessie Molloy/22nd Century Media

    Statesville amps up haunted prison in 22nd year

    October 16, 2017 By Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter News
    Statesville Haunted Prison and the City of the Dead is once again hosting one of the biggest scares in the suburbs, and it’s owned and housed by the same people who bring you family-friendly fun at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm.
  • “1 Happy Girl Boutique owner and Lockport Township High School graduate Paige Schwartz organizes beaded bracelets Thursday, Oct. 12, during the 1 Happy Girl Breast Cancer Benefit hosted at the store in New Lenox. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    1 Happy Girl Boutique benefit gives back to cancer survivors

    October 16, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    “Everything happens for a reason.” It was with this sentiment Dawn Schwartz had in mind that she and her daughter, Paige Schwartz – the owner of 1 Happy Girl Boutique in New Lenox and a Lockport Township High School graduate – decided to give back to cancer survivors in a unique and personal way.
  • Payton Collins (left) and Mike Palumbo celebrate Palumbo's touchdown reception for the Porters during the game against Wheaton-Warrenville South on Friday, Oct. 13, in Lockport. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Football: Porters lead by 10 at half, succumb to Tigers after three turnovers

    October 15, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Back in 2003, Lockport hosted Wheaton-Warrenville South in a quarterfinal playoff game to see which team would advance to the Class 8A semifinals. This past Friday, Lockport hosted Wheaton-Warrenville South in a Week 8 regular season game to see which team would get to two wins.

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