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After setbacks, HellsGate Haunted House is now scheduled to open Oct. 6 in Lockport.
Kirsten Onsgard
Georgia Alexandros, 15, of Homer Glen — a sophomore at Lockport Township High School — who had been missing since approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, ultimately returned home at about 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, according to her mother, Christine.
Thomas Czaja
A Lockport man has been missing after last being seen by his family late last Wednesday evening, according to his sister. Sean Joy, 20, a former Lockport Township High School student, was last seen about 11:45 p.m. March 21 inside his garage at the family's home with a friend, according to his sister, Alison.
Max Lapthorne
It was a photograph, but to Danielle Sarna, it may as well have been a mirror. As Sarna stared at the image of the blonde-haired, seventh-grade girl, which she said was shown to her by her former boyfriend who was also her former Lockport Township High School teacher, Paul Loveall, she realized that the last seven years of her life were not what she thought they were.
Max Lapthorne

I am writing to encourage people in our community to join Citizens Against Ruining the Environment (CARE) to eliminate the use of disposable plastic shopping bags in Will and surrounding counties. A major problem with the plastic bags is that only a small percent of them are recycled, although collection bins are available for plastic bag recycling at some major grocery stores. Therefore, our landfills are filled with plastic bags and other plastic items that are not recycled.

Elissa Chudwin
Two people are dead following a crash on the 9th Street Bridge in Lockport at approximately 1:25 p.m. today, according to a release issued by the Illinois State Police. The driver and passenger of a gray Chevrolet Suburban died after the vehicle they were in was travelling eastbound on the bridge and crossed into the westbound lane, striking a gray Ford F-150 truck head on, according to the release.
Max Lapthorne
Former Lockport Mayor Tim Murphy, 45, died earlier today, according to a release issued by the City of Lockport this morning.
Max Lapthorne

A vehicle crash in Homer Glen Saturday, April 9, resulted in two fatalities.

Sameh F. Atiq, 20, of Lockport, and Noah Kask, 32, of Homer Glen, died after a reported vehicle crash at the 15000 block of 151st Street, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Atiq and Kask were driving separate vehicles at the time of the crash, the coroner’s office said. Atiq was pronounced dead at 6:18 a.m. at the scene of the crash, and Kask was pronounced dead at 5:49 a.m. at Silver Cross Hospital.

Elissa Chudwin
On what would be the final night of Simone Radde’s life, she was out doing some last-minute Christmas shopping this past Dec. 23 at Target in Lemont, according to her family.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
A variety of sounds emanated from Lockport Township High School’s East Campus the morning of Saturday, Sept. 3, as the noise from several power washers collided with the music played by parts of the Marching Porters. Jumping between working the power washers to wash cars and handling their instruments to practice their performance, the band students spent 13 hours together rehearsing and building relationships with one another.
Thomas Czaja

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