• Lockport’s Sydney Furr goes up for a basket during a game earlier this season. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Girls Basketball: Porters unable to channel last year’s postseason magic, fall in regional semifinal

    February 15, 2019 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    A year ago, the Lockport Township girls basketball team entered the postseason as the No. 13 seed in the Neuqua Valley Sectional and won a trio of postseason games before losing in the sectional semifinals.
  • The Lockport winners of this year’s Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest Samir Navarro (3-5, pictured), Crystal J. Lopez (9-12) and Sophia Czerwien (6-8) all incorporated a military theme. Images submitted

    Love, creativity, vibrancy claim crown in Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest

    February 14, 2019 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor News, Contests
    The glitter has settled on the 2019 Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest. And it’s hard not to feel the love right now.
  • Lockport’s Matt Ramos (right) was one of four state qualifiers from his team Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Class 3A Joliet Sectional. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Wrestling: Four Porters advance to state out of Joliet Central Sectional

    February 13, 2019 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Getting four individual wrestlers through to the State Finals is cause for celebration for many programs.
  • Frank Radochonski, Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage founder, stands next to a sign announcing the franchise’s new “no antibiotics ever” chicken. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Pop’s embraces healthy trend with new antibiotic-free chicken

    February 12, 2019 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage founder Frank Radochonski makes decisions about the restaurant chain, he does his best to think like a customer.
  • Sizzles Plaza owner Mervet Nolte shows off a micro pantry she had installed at the plaza. Nolte owns Sizzles and Whizzy Puffs Sweet Spot in the plaza. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Sizzles Plaza offers unique businesses, gives back to community

    February 11, 2019 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter News, Business
    At 17 years old, Mervet Nolte went to SaGe’s plaza and got her first tattoo at Wolf Man’s Tattoo’s. She would have never thought that almost 20 years later she would own that plaza.