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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
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
Most people have at least one guilty pleasure, and for many it is indulging in sweets.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
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
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

No injuries were reported in a residential structure fire Tuesday, May 3, in Lockport Township, according to the Lockport Township Fire Protection District.

The fire reportedly occurred in the 21000 block of Renwick Road, near its intersection with Grand Haven Boulevard.

Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m., LTFPD Chief Dave Skoryi said in an email. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a fire in the attic of the house.

Danielle Tabor
Craft beer and wine boutique expected to open in late summer
Aleksandra Ivanisevic
After opening their new local gym, the owners could not help but feel as if they were “born to win.” The four co-owners of the new CrossFit Natus Vincere gym in Lockport, with Natus Vincere meaning “born to win” in Latin, have brought a new type of exercise to the community that they grew up in. Mingled into that CrossFit exercise is a feeling of family bonds.
Eric Skalac
A 16-year-old from Lockport was involved in a collision Saturday, May 4, that resulted in the death of a 58-year-old woman, according to a release issued Monday, May 6, by Illinois State Police.
Max Lapthorne
Casy Haberkorn, 29, of the 100 block of E. 10th Street in Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with possession of a controlled substance Jan. 3 after police received a call regarding someone “doing drugs” in the library bathroom.
Max Lapthorne