• Lockport Township High School running back Tavares Moore catches and runs in for a touchdown. The junior scored three times in the Porters' win over Andrew. Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Football: Lockport overwhelms Andrew in 42-16 win

    September 24, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Andrew honored its homecoming game with a postgame fireworks show, but it was the Lockport Township football team that provided the fireworks.

  • The grilled salmon and shrimp dinner ($12.95 on special, $13.95 otherwise) at Frank’s Shrimp & Chicken incudes a piece of salmon and three jumbo shrimp served on a bed of rice, as well as garlic bread, coleslaw and the diner’s choice of sauces. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Serving up seafood from international sources

    September 21, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Two or three mornings every week, Frank Castro heads out the door before 6 a.m. to get a taste of international cuisine, but not for himself.
  • Butler student leads Blue Lives Matter March for police

    September 19, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Several hundred community members came together to show their support for police during a Blue Lives Matter March Saturday, Sept. 17, that was organized by Butler School student Aidan Tucker.
  • NASCAR driver Michael McDowell shares details of his family, career and faith Saturday, Sept. 17, at Parkview Christian Church in Homer Glen during an appearance where he also helped put together care packages for colon cancer patients. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    NASCAR driver, volunteers make care packages at Parkview

    September 20, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Michael McDowell became a household name to NASCAR fans more than eight years ago, but for all the wrong reasons. While attempting to qualify for his second race — the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway — the then 21-year-old rookie hit an oil slick as he entered a turn, causing the vehicle to skid and hit a retaining barrier head on at approximately 185 miles per hour.
  • Homewood-Flossmoor quarterback Bryant Wright (left) eludes LTHS's Nicholas Dado Friday, Sept. 16, in Lockport. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Lockport football puts up season-high in points in first loss

    September 17, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    There are usually not a lot of positives to take out of a 29-point loss, but the Lockport Township football team found a few. The Porters faced one of the top teams in the state and hung in for a while, but Bryant Wright and Homewood-Flossmoor proved to be too much in pulling away for a 53-24 win Friday, Sept. 16, in Lockport.