• Jeff Rimsnider completes a money management exercise Thursday, April 28, during class at the Career & Community Connections transitional program at LTHS’s Central Campus. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Students grow, explore in LTHS’s transitional program

    May 2, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Contributing Editor News
    Once a month, the Career & Community Connections classroom at Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus transforms into a Souper Tuesday Café. Students enrolled in the transitional program become waiters and waitresses, chefs, hosts and bussers, as Central Campus faculty receive soup, salad or sandwiches at the makeshift restaurant.
  • Therese Lukowski (right) places a bet with Steph Browner (left) and Hailey Pisano at the Shady Oaks Camp eighth annual dinner dance Friday, April 22, at Orland Chateau Banquets in Orland Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Shady Oaks steps back in time to 1920s for dinner dance

    April 26, 2016 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    For one evening, approximately 300 people dined and danced the night away as though they were living the lavishly grandeur lifestyles shown in the classic 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby.” The ornate celebration modeled after days gone by was Shady Oaks Camp’s eighth annual dinner dance Friday, April 22, at Orland Chateau Banquets in Orland Park. The main highlights for the evening included a silent auction, a live DJ, dinner and dancing.
  • The Baldinelli Favorite pizza (prices vary by size) comes topped with a thick layer of cheese, homemade meatballs, spinach, garlic and mushrooms at Baldinelli Pizza in Homer Glen. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Baldinelli's is more than just pizza

    April 27, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    While many people would refrain from eating garlic on a first date, Vince Distasio and Michelle Honein ordered a meal full of garlic on theirs, and pizza quickly became another one of their go-to date dishes. Three years later, the now-engaged couple has access to all the pizza and garlic they could dream at Baldinelli Pizza.
  • Lockport’s John Meyer broke a school record for shot put. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Meyer shatters school record in shot put

    April 29, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    All it took for John Meyer Jr. to shatter the school record in shot put was a change in technique. The Lockport Township sophomore broke the school record April 16 with a throw of 63 feet at the Homewood-Flossmoor Invite.
  • The Porters celebrate after Jake Huber hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning against Homewood-Flossmoor April 19 at Edward Flink Field in Lockport. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Baseball: Huber hits walk-off single as Porters outlast Vikings

    April 29, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    The Lockport baseball team’s offense was dormant for the first six innings of the Porters’ SouthWest Suburban Conference clash with Homewood-Flossmoor April 19 at home, but that all changed in the seventh. With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, senior shortstop Jake Huber delivered a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Porters a 2-1 victory after they trailed 1-0 going into the inning.