• Attendees of the 2017 State of the Village Address browse exhibitor tables and mingle March 15 at DiNolfo’s Banquets in Homer Glen. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Mayor speaks on growth, resiliency in 2017 address

    March 20, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News, Village
    The venue and keynote speaker were the same for the second straight year, but the attendance and scope of both the afternoon and speech had increased.
  • Homer Township Board trustee candidates give thoughts

    March 23, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News
    On April 4, the Consolidated Election will take place for the Homer Township Board. In that race, current members of the Homer Township Board seeking reelection will include Supervisor Pam Meyers, Clerk Linsey Sowa, Township Assessor Karen Szynkowski, Road District Commissioner Mike De Vivo and Trustees Tom Fijan, Ed Kalas and John Kruczek, all of whom are on the 4 Homer Township slate.
  • Mokena resident Kris Schoenau admires his freshly sheared locks Thursday, March 16, at the St. Baldrick’s event at Lockport Township’s Central Campus. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    About 40 brave the shave for St. Baldrick’s at LTHS

    March 22, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Even as her long locks hit the floor, Shay Bragg was smiling. For a high school girl, long hair is a prized possession, but Bragg drew strength from her best friend Adrianna Fernandes. And when it was all done, Fernandes is the first person she ran to.
  • Alex Ford (second from right) and his band, Arbor Creek, kicked off its Midwestern tour Saturday, March 18. The band also includes (left to right) Frank Dvorak on drums, Jared Bebee on keyboard, Larry Huff as lead guitarist and David Drilling on guitar and lead vocals. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    LTHS grad’s band kicks off Midwest tour

    March 23, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    From the moment Alex Ford first picked up a bass guitar, he dreamed of playing his music in front of crowds across the country. And now his dream is coming true.
  • Tyler Thompson takes a shot on goal for the Porters during the March 13 matchup against Metea Valley in Lockport. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Boys Water Polo: Lockport suffers close loss in competitive opener

    March 20, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    A one-goal loss in a highly intense game to open the season may be a disappointment to most teams, but the Lockport Township boys water polo team plans to take the positives out of it and move on.

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