• Spectators take in the “Magic Skies IV — Magic, Music, Illusion” fireworks show Thursday, June 23, at Homer Community Fest. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Homer Community Fest full of attractions, patriotism

    June 27, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News
    Anyone who has lived in the Chicago area knows the weather is unpredictable. Temperatures can fluctuate 20 or 30 degrees over the course of a single day — much less four — and attempting to schedule outdoor events around the elements is futile.
  • Chi-Rex, a 1-year-old chihuahua born without his front two legs, is being aided by Imaginative Pet Care in Homer Glen. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Integrative Pet Care steps up to aid chihuahua born without front legs

    June 28, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor News
    Integrative Pet Care in Homer Glen is working to give an exceptional dog an opportunity to live a long and fulfilling life. Chihuahuasaurus Rex — Chi Rex for short — is a 1-year-old chihuahua who was born without his two front legs.
  • LTHS graduate Jaclyn Dominici sits on a wall in Chennai, India. She has traveled to 14 countries to work, volunteer, camp or hike and is to spend the next several months in East Asia. Photos submitted

    Lockport grad explores the world with a tent, backpack

    June 29, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts
    Fourteen countries have been shaded on the tattoo of a world map on Jaclyn Dominici’s back. And as she prepares to go overseas again, four more countries — South Korea, Mongolia, China and Vietnam — also will be filled.
  • The homemade ravioli is a crowd favorite at Sayvor Grill and Custom Catering during its themed dinner nights. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Feeding veterans, now families at Frankfort’s Sayvor Grill

    July 1, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Chef Lisa O’Brien said there is a perception that local VFWs are exclusively for veterans. She is looking to change that. The Mokena resident opened Sayvor Grill and Custom Catering inside the Frankfort VFW in April.
  • Jr. Porters coach Thomas Kot pours a beer Thursday, June 23, during the Pouring for the Porters fundraiser at J.C.’s Catchers Tap in Crest Hill. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Jr. Porters find unique way to raise funds

    July 1, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports, Youth
    Patrons of J.C. Catchers Tap in Crest Hill laughed and joked Thursday, June 23, as they watched bartenders pour beers that were filled with foam. During the inaugural Pouring for the Porters fundraising event, members of the Jr. Porters coaching staff and Lockport Township High School head football coach Dan Starkey took turns behind the bar pouring drinks.

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