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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
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
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
A 53-year-old Tinley Park woman was reported to have gone missing on Monday, Nov. 4, and was last seen at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
Aleksandra Ivanisevic
One Lockport Township High School freshman is being charged with disorderly conduct and a second LTHS freshman is being charged with obstruction of justice after a pellet gun was brought to the school's Saturday, Sept. 29 homecoming dance. Shortly after the second of the two students was arrested, students began rushing for the exit after a student stated, “someone has a gun,” according to a press release issued Tuesday, Oct. 2, by the school district.
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
A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery that reportedly occurred the morning of Sept. 24 at Dunkin Donuts in Lockport. Tyler J. Guenard, 25, of McCameron Avenue in Lockport Township, was charged with aggravated robbery after allegedly entering the Dunkin Donuts located at 1069 E. 9th St., demanding money and a doughnut and threatening to harm an employee if they did not comply with his demands.
Max Lapthorne
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