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There is no foul play suspected after a 24-year-old woman was found dead in the parking lot of Walmart in Lockport Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a release issued the next day by the Lockport Police Department.
Max Lapthorne
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.
Max Lapthorne
After a five-plus-hour standoff with police Monday night, a man was arrested for firing an AR-15 rifle recklessly in the area of Bruce Road and Lawrence Avenue that evening.
22nd Century Media Staff
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 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
A gun threat circulating through Snapchat was reported to Lockport Township High School administration following a Thursday, Dec. 13, incident which resulted in a student being charged with aggravated battery.
Max Lapthorne
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
For Mervet “Merv” Nolte, nothing has come easy for her in life. After going through a rough childhood and facing domestic violence, Nolte has had to fight to get where she is today. At 17, she found herself living on the street and thought “I’m going to do something better with my life.” It’s safe to say she has done just that.
Max Lapthorne
Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln once delivered a speech at the old stagecoach stop in Lockport. Regardless of whether the 16th president of the United States delivered a speech at the stop — located at 1020 State Street — there is plenty of history there and in its neighboring buildings.
Max Lapthorne
For Ron Coomer, it was an Opening Day like no other.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

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