• Laura (left) and Dennis Lee take big bites of spaghetti Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Lockport Band’s dinner fundraiser at LTHS’s East Campus. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    LTHS Band dinner has plenty of pasta

    October 17, 2016 By Ryan Esguerra, Freelance Reporter News
    Listening to the volunteers and attendees at the Lockport Township High School Band spaghetti dinner fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 15, at LTHS’s East Campus, and one would have heard a common theme; “It’s for the kids.”
  • Veronica Skibicki, 7, skips across hay Thursday, Oct. 13, at Garden Patch Farms. Its annual Fall Festival runs through the end of October. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Garden Patch Farms commits to fresh food alongside autumn festival

    October 18, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Garden Patch Farms in Homer Glen is a personal business for co-owner Lexie Miller, and not just because it runs in the family. The food she and her brother and fellow co-owner, Tony Ndoca, sell in their farm’s store — from just-laid eggs to tomatoes and apples — often make it to her own dinner table.
  • Soloist Jaycie Shake performs with the Lockport Township High School Concert Choir Thursday, Oct. 13, during the Fall Concert. Photos by Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media.

    LTHS choirs show talents at Fall Concert

    October 17, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Lockport Township High School senior Jake Parsons’ dream is to make it to Broadway. After singing in junior high, he worked his way through the high school groups, and he now sings in Jazz Choir, A Cappella Choir and will be the king at the annual Madrigal Dinner.
  • The smoked salmon sandwich ($9.99 with fries and coleslaw) is a new menu item at Just Shrimp in Tinley Park that has proven popular among diners, according to co-owner John Mihalos. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Smoked salmon sandwich taking on starring role on Just Shrimp’s menu

    October 20, 2016 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    The restaurant’s name is Just Shrimp, but co-owner John Mihalos is willing to share a little secret. “Even though we are called Just Shrimp, you don’t need to like shrimp to eat here,” Mihalos said. “Our speciality is fried shrimp, but we have enough of a menu to give people a variety to eat.”
  • Ricky Costello, of Homer Glen, was a key component for the Celtics all season, helping them advance to the state finals. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Boys golf: Costello leads Providence during state finals

    October 19, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Fresh off a win in the Pekin Sectional, the Celtics entered the boys state tournament among the favorites to win it. 


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