• Lockport Township High School’s Tyler Hair (25) makes a hit Tuesday, July 15, as the Porters take on Andrew, who they beat with a score of 8-0 in Lockport. The Porters fell to Sandburg in the regional semifinals the following day. (Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Porters fall in regional semifinals

    July 21, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    For the first two games of the baseball summer league regional last week, the Lockport Township baseball team was cruising along with the perfect blend of hitting and pitching.

  • Pictured is Wei’s Great Wall’s sweet-and-sour chicken, with white rice. The chicken is lightly breaded and fried in vegetable oil, and the sweet-and-sour sauce includes chunks of pineapple and green pepper. (Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media)

    Award-winning Wei’s Great Wall arrives in Orland Park

    July 21, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Twenty years of success with a steady flow of orders at the original Wei’s Great Wall in Kankakee led to the restaurant’s expansion into Orland Park.

  • Homer Glen resident Gene Benes works on a pen in his workshop. Each handmade, wooden pen he crafts takes him at least an hour-and-a-half to complete. (Amanda N. Marino/22nd Century Media)

    Local craftsman makes pens from scratch

    July 21, 2014 By Amanda N. Marino, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    When Gene Benes was young, his father had a workshop in his basement. There, Benes learned how to use hand tools and craft wood into a variety of items. 

  • Kitty Zombie (left) stars in ‘The Adventures of Kitty Zombie’ a television pilot which was directed and produced by 1993 Lockport Township High School graduate John LaFlamboy. (Tiela Halpin/The Adventures of Kitty Zombie)

    LTHS grad directs ‘The Adventures of Kitty Zombie’ pilot

    July 21, 2014 By Alan P. Henry, Staff Writer News

  • Lockport Township High School soccer player Jack Brassil (left) heads the ball Thursday, July 10, during the Porters’ matchup against Joliet West. (Sandi Schuttler/22nd Century Media)

    Boys soccer team having strong summer

    July 14, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The Lockport Township boys soccer team is expecting to have another outstanding season this fall.