• Gina Berkey (left) and Kim Mula, both of Lockport, enjoy a game of bingo Saturday, Feb. 18, at the third annual Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club Take a Chance for Change Bingo Fundraiser. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    HGJWC bingo fundraiser draws approximately 170 people to Lockport

    February 20, 2017 By Mary Stroka, Freelance Reporter News
    About 170 people came out to the Lockport Moose Lodge 1557 on Saturday, Feb. 18 for Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club’s third annual Take a Chance for Change Bingo Fundraiser. The organizations this year that benefited from the fundraiser were GiGi’s Playhouse and CASA of Will County. The organizations are selected through members’ nominations to the philanthropy committee, which then narrows the pool down for members to vote on.
  • Homer Glen resident Lisa Sons’ dog, a 4-year-old Norwich terrier named Tanner, won Best in Group and was a finalist Feb. 14 in the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Derek Glas

    Homer Glen Norwich terrier a finalist in prestigious dog show

    February 21, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News
    At the center of Madison Square Garden Feb. 14 in New York City, Tanner had the biggest night of his young life. He was not the newest star player of the New York Knicks or New York Rangers; rather, the 4-year-old canine from Homer Glen was one of the finalists in the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
  • Campers and their counselors pose for a picture during camp in 2016. Photos submitted

    In 70th year, Shady Oaks Camp in need of a lifeline

    February 21, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor News
    In 1947, a group of parents and guardians set out to ensure their special needs children would have a summer to remember. And with that, Shady Oaks Camp for People with Disabilities was born.
  • Kaitlyn Sedlacek, a 12-year-old Oak Prairie Junior High School student, will star in the upcoming horror film “Stalkers.” Vin Rodriguez/GoSkyeProductions

    Homer Township preteen stars in horror film

    February 22, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    In the dead of winter, 12-year-old Kaitlyn Sedlacek found herself running for her life. She searched desperately for somewhere to hide and hoped her frozen breathe would not give her away.
  • Lockport Township’s Trevell Timmons celebrates his victory over Marmion Academy’s Nate Jimenez after their 160-pound Class 3A championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center in Champaign. Photos by Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media

    Wrestling: Lockport’s Timmons wins individual state title at 160

    February 20, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    All season Trevell Timmons was favored to win the 160-pound individual state title — and he didn't disappoint. The Lockport wrestler captured his long-awaited title at the Illinois High School Association Individual State Tournament Saturday, Feb. 18 in Champaign. He was one of seven Porters to place at the tournament. Jake Lindsey of Providence also won a title.