• Pictured are (left to right) Homer Glen resident Karen Vanhuezen and Hinsdale residents Richard Winters and Jennifer Winter socializing during the 1836 Event. The Friday, Feb. 20 event helped raise funds to clean and improve downtown Lockport. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Public Landing hosts fundraiser for betterment of Lockport

    February 27, 2015 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer News, City

    Old-fashioned optimism was in abundance at the Public Landing Restaurant on Feb. 20, as 19th century boosterism had 21st century reality on the run, at least for one Friday night.

  • Liz Lantero goes into the plank position at Perfect Shape Fitness in Lockport. The fitness center, located at 703 E. 9th St., had its ribbon cutting earlier in the month and offers a fresh take on the local workout scene. (Photos submitted)

    Perfect Shape Fitness trains, motivates clients in positive way

    February 24, 2015 By Thomas Czaja, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Physical fitness is an area many work hard at, striving to make themselves healthy.

  • The United States Youth Soccer Region II Olympic Development Program team, including LTHS student Jack Dilger (front row, second from right), gathers for a photo. (Photos by US Youth Soccer Region 2 ODP)

    Exploring a different taste of competition

    February 24, 2015 By Ryan Wallace, Staff Writer Sports

    Lockport student reflects on weeklong soccer trip to Costa Rica

  • Lockport Township’s Danielle Mensik (left) and Kierstin Vandenburg hoist the girls bowling state championship trophy Sunday, Feb. 22, during a parade. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Porters strike IHSA history in state finals

    February 27, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Lockport’s Kierstin Vandenburg, who finished second as an individual in the state championship, is pictured Wednesday, Feb.

  • Lockport's Shayne Oster hugs one of his coaches after his victory over Marmion's Anthony Cheloni in their 138-pound Class 3A championship match at the IHSA State Wrestling Finals on Saturday, Feb. 21. Oster went on to win the bout 5-4 for the title, while Cheloni finished as this year's runner-up. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    Oster wins state title

    February 27, 2015 By Matt Yan, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    The Oster family has left quite a mark on the Lockport wrestling program. Brothers Josh, Chris, Jake and Jameson all competed for the Porters, with Jake and Jameson winning state titles.