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Debbi Mason had her eyes glued to the screens streaming election results on Tuesday, April 4, at 12 Handles Ale House in Crest Hill. With 21 of 24 precincts reporting and a narrow lead, she was apprehensive to celebrate anything just yet.
Max Lapthorne

A 20-year-old man was hit and killed by a train Tuesday evening at the C-N railroad tracks at W. 2nd Street and State Street in Lockport.

Jacob A. Hegeduis, of Lockport, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, according to a press release issued by the Will County Coroner at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Danielle Tabor
On Monday, April 15, the Lockport Township High School District 205 Board of Education named John Greenan the new principal of East Campus.
Max Lapthorne
Getting a ticket during the holidays can really put a damper on the spirit of the season.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
No injuries were reported following a fire at the Burger King located at 919 E. 9th St. in Lockport Monday, Sept. 19, the Lockport Township Fire Protection District reported.
Max Lapthorne

Nick Strahanoski walked out on stage to nothing but silence. The four judges on the “The Voice” were turned away from him during the blind auditions, and the audience was told to hold their applause. Strahanoski’s tenor was the first sound.

“All the sudden, you’re standing out there, doing what you watch on TV,” he said. “It’s surreal, it’s crazy.”

He was nervous — the most he had been in years — enough to pace backstage even with cameras pointed on him, enough that much of the experience is blacked out in his memory.

Kirsten Onsgard

Author John Green once wrote that grief has the unique ability to reveal our most authentic selves, and that is true for Sandi Moleski.

A few years ago, one of her dearest friends, Anne Swaney, was tragically murdered at the age of 39, while on a horseback riding trip in Belize. Despite the crippling sorrow, Moleski was inspired to change people’s lives with a new therapy center.

The Legacy Ranch, located at 2705 S. Farrell Road in Lockport, celebrated its grand opening July 19.

Abhinanda Datta
At 17 years old, Mervet Nolte went to SaGe’s plaza and got her first tattoo at Wolf Man’s Tattoo’s. She would have never thought that almost 20 years later she would own that plaza.
Max Lapthorne

Fairmont School District 89 Board of Education member Hope Thigpen-McElrath has accused Superintendent Sonya Whitaker of “unethical” and “illegal behavior” in a resignation letter dated Friday, April 11.

Danielle Tabor
Lockport Township is looking for a new football coach. The school announced Friday, Jan. 25, that Dan Starkey would not be brought back for a sixth season this fall.
Max Lapthorne