• Caleb Wlodarski, 7, explores the inside of a Lockport police car Aug. 14 during Lockport’s National Night Out event at Central Square. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

    New location attracts large crowds to National Night Out

    August 21, 2018 By Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor News
    The Lockport Police Department hosted its 10th annual National Night Out the evening of Aug. 14, which brought new attractions as well as plenty of new faces to the new location of the event.
  • Owner Mary Rydberg (left) and employee Tyler Freitag pose for a photo Aug. 8 at the Plush Horse Ice Cream Shoppe in Tinley Park. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Plush Horse scoops fresh, unique flavors in vintage-inspired spot

    August 16, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Contributing Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    With a sleek, stainless steel display and contrasting checkered floor tiles, it might feel like a 1960s diner were it not for the vintage tables and chairs ­— and ice cream.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Forest Preserve District of Will County officials break ground Aug. 6 at Prairie Bluff Preserve in Crest Hill for a multimillion-dollar aquatic ecosystem restoration project that is also to restore the Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve. Photo by Forest Preserve District of Will County staff

    Prairie restoration project gets underway

    August 15, 2018 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Lockport is praised for its rich history and arts, but that’s not all that makes the area unique.
  • K9s for Veterans Operation Stop 22 Motorcycle Run participants conclude their ride Saturday, Aug. 11, at John Olson American Legion Post 18 in Lockport.

    American Legion welcomes motorcycle riders for fundraiser

    August 14, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    A thunderous roar of motorcycles was heard outside John Olson American Legion Post 18 Saturday, Aug. 11, in Lockport, as approximately 100 riders concluded K9s for Veterans’ Operation Stop 22 Motorcycle Run.
  • Nolan Weis was one of the top contributors for the Porters in their season-opening tournament win. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    LTHS boys golf team comes out swinging with tournament win

    August 13, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Coming off its first regional championship since 2010, the Lockport Township boys golf team is looking to match that success this season. The Porters couldn’t have scripted a better opening to this fall’s campaign as they opened the season by finishing first at the Oswego Panther Stableford Tournament Thursday, Aug. 9, at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol.

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