• City Council: Big Run Golf Club owners to sell land, car dealership could replace Target in Lockport Square

    January 17, 2019 By Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter News, City, Local Government
    The Lockport Committee of the Whole heard plans for two large developments and the Lockport City Council approved an updated timeline for the construction of the planned Ganesha Gayathri temple at its Jan. 16 meeting.
  • LTHS alumnus Austin Mastela graduated in November from the U.S. Navy’s Officers Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and returned home for a visit over the holidays. Photos submitted

    LTHS graduate finishes naval officers school, begins further education

    January 16, 2019 By Bella Zarlengo, Editorial Intern News
    Austin Mastela comes from a military family. His father, grandfather and great uncle all spent time serving their country in the United States Navy. Mastela, a Lockport Township High School graduate, grew up in Homer Glen and played baseball with the Homer Athletic Club.
  • Former Lockport boys basketball coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. (pictured here in 2012) coached at LTHS for 33 years and recently earned his 300th win as a head coach. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Legendary Lockport basketball coach earns 300th win

    January 15, 2019 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Lawrence Thompson, Jr. never thought about reaching 300 wins as a varsity basketball coach. But that’s exactly what the former Lockport Township boys basketball coach accomplished earlier this month.
  • Teachers (left to right) Mike Schramm, Brigid Haun, Daniel Eween and Amanda Allison watch a Next Generation video and try out DrumFit Jan. 7 during Ed Camp at Fairmont School. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Fairmont Ed Camp puts new twist on teacher institute day

    January 15, 2019 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter News, School
    Fairmont School District 89 Superintendent Diane Cepela and the Will County Regional Office of Education recently teamed up to organize a day dedicated to showing local teachers how to bring excitement to the classroom.
  • Lockport’s Tommy Halatek lets out a roar as the buzzer sounds for halftime of Lockport’s Jan. 9 road win over Andrew. Photos by Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

    Boys Basketball: Big men providing spark for Porters as conference play heats up

    January 14, 2019 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Post play seems to be a lost art in basketball, where so much of the action involves the guards, 3-point shooting and the transition game.