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Daddy Daughter Ball helps strengthen family bonds

February 12, 2019 by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

Myriad colored ball gowns swirled around the dance floor Saturday, Feb. 9, at Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Lockport. 

Girls ages 2-16 spent the evening with their dads at the annual Daddy Daughter Ball. 


Looking for warmth in all the right places

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Living

You braved the elements of winter in Chicago. Now what?

First and foremost, get inside. While I love the city in winter, I’m not a fan of frostbite (or even a lingering chill), so I try to find prolonged indoor...

Former Lockport resident’s film detailing struggles during cancer battle to be shown at local church

by Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

When Kayla Redig went through treatment for breast cancer in her mid-20s, she met plenty of other patients, but none seemed to be close to her age.

Redig, a former Lockport resident, is the director and producer of the...

Lockport resident helping grow Rustic Knead in Lemont

by Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Living

When Lockport resident Robert Kruczak and his brother Richard first opened Rustic Knead on July 1, 2015, they came into the community of Lemont with their business to test their product and concept there.

They rebuilt...