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When storytellers brainstorm together, anything is possible. Creating new worlds that haven’t been discovered and designing ways for people to experience those worlds is exactly what Zombie Army Productions does, and will be doing, for the new Legacy Adventure Park opening April 14 in Lockport.
Max Lapthorne

Two people have died as a result of a crash on IL Route 171 (State Street) the morning of Friday, June 9.

Juan Huerta-Hernandez, 23, of Joliet, and Juan Munoz Martinez, 32, of Joliet, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Will County Coroner following a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of State Street and Dell Park Avenue in Lockport, according to a release issued by the Illinois State Police.

Danielle Tabor

A 38-year-old man died after obtaining a head injury during an industrial accident at Homer Tree Service, 14000 Archer Ave. in Lockport, according to Lockport police.

The Lockport Police Department and the Northwest Homer Fire Protection District received the call at approximately 1:37 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, that there had been an accident, according to Lockport Deputy Chief Ron Huff. The man was then transported to Silver Cross Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Elissa Chudwin
Nov. 28 marked the first time eight-month-old Sean Roppo slept entirely through the night; it was also the last night of his mother’s life. Celeste Roppo, 24, battled drug addiction for six years, and died early in the morning on Nov. 29 after relapsing and overdosing on fentanyl.
Erin Redmond

Cruise nights in Lockport will be held every Monday evening from June 2 through August 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Square and First Midwest Bank parking lots, located at 9th and Hamilton streets in downtown Lockport.

The weekly event will feature a classic car show, as well as live entertainment. Food and drinks will be available and kids may enjoy the inflatable obstacle course, face painting and other activities.

Danielle Tabor

A Lockport woman was killed Sunday afternoon in what Kendall County investigators are calling a hit and run.

The body of Amanda Stanton, 26, of Lockport was found around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, June 24, near Plainfield Road and Plainsman Court in Oswego, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Department. 

The department's preliminary investigation has indicated that Stanton was struck and killed by a car, which then fled the scene. 

There was no further information provided at the time, but the office said it will give updates as new information is available.

22nd Century Media Staff
The Lockport Township Fire Protection District and Courtney Foster made history at a recent promotional ceremony with Foster’s promotion to lieutenant.
Aleksandra Ivanisevic
One out of retirement and the other chasing a dream, Lockport father-and-son duo John and John Kure have worked as a team to establish Kure’s Craft Beverage Company.
Max Lapthorne

Two bodies found the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 29, in a townhome under construction in Lockport’s Sagebrook subdivision have been identified.

The two men have been identified as Marco Ceja-Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja-Sanchez, 36, both of Aurora, according to a press release issued the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 30, by the Lockport Police Department. The two men are thought to be related, police said.

Both men died of gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy by the Will County Coroner’s Office conducted Nov. 30.

Danielle Tabor

When it came time for Mervet Nolte to choose the perfect name for her new restaurant, she let the sound of a hot grill do the talking. Sizzles, located at 571 E. 13th Street, is Lockport’s latest go-to for char-

broiled gourmet burgers, dogs and sandwiches.

Opening Sizzles has been a culinary dream come true for Nolte, who has worked in various eateries, from humble burger n’ fries-type of establishments to five-star fine dining. She paid her dues, taking every front and back-of-the-house position in order to hone her skills. 

Danielle Tabor