• Lockport’s Shayne Oster hugs coach Josh Oster after his victory over Marmion’s Anthony Cheloni in their 138-pound Class 3A championship match at the IHSA State Wrestling Finals on Saturday, Feb. 21. Oster went on to win the bout 5-4 for the title, while Cheloni finished as this year’s runner-up. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    Oster wins state title: Porters nab four medals at state wrestling meet

    February 24, 2015 By Matt Yan, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    The Oster family has left quite a mark on the Lockport wrestling program.

  • Lockport Township’s Danielle Mensik (left) and Kierstin Vandenburg hoist the girls bowling state championship trophy Sunday, Feb. 22, during a parade. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Porters strike IHSA history in state finals

    February 24, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    As the girls bowling state tournament wound down, Lockport Township senior Kierstin Vandenburg turned around — oblivious to her team’s standing — to see tears in her coaches’ eyes. 

  • Homer Glen resident Dave Everson ice climbs at Grand Island, located off the coast of Munising, Michigan, on Lake Superior. Photo Submitted

    Ice climbing thrills Homer Glen man, daring comrades

    February 26, 2015 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News

    The world is a playground for Homer Glen resident Dave Everson, who has always felt the need to physically ascend — from the spindly trees of his youth to the more daunting obstacl

  • Homer Glen resident Eric Selof smiles with his $200,000 winning lottery ticket, which he purchased last month at Jewel, 14200 S. Bell Road, in Homer Glen. Photo Submitted

    Homer man scores $200,000 with winning lottery ticket

    February 24, 2015 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News

    Homer Glen resident Eric Selof just needed to make a quick stop at Jewel in Homer Glen to pick up diapers for his 2-year-old twins, when he decided to splurge on a $5 Illinois Lottery ti

  • Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. is pictured during the Porters’ Tuesday, Feb. 10 game, which doubled as “Porters vs. Cancer Night.”

    Porters hot and cold against Eagles

    February 17, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    For the first 12 minutes of last week’s boys basketball showdown with Sandburg, Lockport Township coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. was happy.