• Lt. Jim Holuj (left) and Deputy Bob Parker, both of the Will County Sheriff’s Office, lead the active shooter training class Nov. 22 at Village Hall. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Police educate citizens on shooter response

    November 29, 2016 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor News, Village
    The Homer Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Will County Sheriff’s Office paired up Nov. 22 to educate residents on what to do if they find themselves in the middle of an active shooter situation.
  • Homer Glen counselor Lana Logan specializes in treating PTSD and trauma in veterans and police officers. She has also led pro-bono training sessions in identifying trauma symptoms with police departments in the southwest suburbs. Photos by Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Homer Glen counselor’s programs aid veterans, police dealing with PTSD

    November 30, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor News
    There is a phrase that Lana Logan’s mother used to say that has stuck with her for more than a decade of working with patients dealing with trauma. Logan was once a Jewish refugee herself who spent nine months in a refugee camp before immigrating to the U.S. from what is now Moldova, then the USSR. Her mother and grandmother survived the Jewish ghettos.
  • Connie Davis peruses ornaments on display at the 46th annual Christmas Crossroads craft show held Nov. 19 and 20 in the Lockport Township High School East Campus Fieldhouse. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Artisans sell wares at Christmas Crossroads

    November 29, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Catherine Trezek had worked in the marketing department for Joliet Junior College for 18 years when she chose to take an early retirement. Trezek, of Mokena, was a manager overseeing advertising and graphic design, but the job had become unfulfilling, and, despite having no backup plan, she decided to walk away.
  • Lockport’s Matt Smietanski (right) pushes around a Lincoln-Way West defender during the WJOL Thanksgiving Classic in Joliet. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Boys Basketball: Team effort leads Porters to overtime win over Warriors

    November 28, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    With both teams coming into the final round of pool play in the 21st Annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic with 1-1 records, the Lincoln-Way West and Lockport Township boys basketball teams were looking for a victory.
  • The tacos al pastor ($1.85 for single, $7.50 for dinner) are a traditional dish made with pork soaked in a marinade of fresh oranges, limes and more, finely cut and served with onion and cilantro on a corn shell. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media.

    The Dish: Buenas Nachos offers authentic fare inspired by family roots

    November 21, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    The light yellow and green walls hint of a different past. Though the inside of Buenas Nachos now is filled with the sights and smells of a variety of authentic Mexican cuisine, the Frankfort eatery used to be a flower shop.