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The Lockport Township Fire Protection District and Courtney Foster made history at a recent promotional ceremony with Foster’s promotion to lieutenant.
Aleksandra Ivanisevic
Most people have at least one guilty pleasure, and for many it is indulging in sweets.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
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
It was a sight to be seen on State Street Saturday, when two horses walked past the construction traffic. Although the construction workers may not have been enthusiastic to see them, the crowd that gathered outside the Stagecoach Eatery & Saloon was quite pleased.
Aleksandra Ivanisevic

Lockport residents help support submarine’s mission

George Schmoll of Lockport used to hunt submarines from the air. Now, he’s sponsoring the construction of one.

Schmoll, 69, is a member of the USS Illinois Commissioning Committee, a group of volunteers helping to coordinate events surrounding the launching and commissioning of the Illinois, a nuclear submarine now under construction on the East Coast.

Danielle Tabor
From the moment Sean Callahan first played disc golf, he was hooked. The LTHS grad first tried his hand at the sport in 2009 and soon after was playing in tournaments around the Midwest. Callahan would frequently travel to Joliet or Mokena to play disc golf, but in the fall of 2012, he had an idea: bring disc golf to Lockport.
Erin Redmond
A high-speed car chase Aug. 17 in Lockport Township — in which a passenger was observed hanging out of a car window and firing a handgun back at a pursuing vehicle — resulted in two juveniles being hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a press release issued by the Will County Sheriff's Office.
Eric Skalac

While the City is preparing for the holiday season, this local family is grappling with a terrible loss.

Colleen Roberts, of Lockport, lost her husband, Brett,  while he was working at Exelon's LaSalle Generating Station near Marseilles Nov. 12.

“This is devastating and absolutely heartbreaking,” said Kit Evans, Colleen’s sister. “It was just so unexpected. Brett was just 37 years old and one of the best human beings I’ve ever known.”

Abhinanda Datta