• Linda Soppet paints Jacob Manzo’s face at the ninth annual Nick-A-Palooza event Saturday, May 20, in Lockport. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Nick-A-Palooza recalls memory of Homer Glen teen

    May 23, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Keeping their son’s memory alive while helping those who have been similarly impacted by the complex effects of traumatic brain injury, Homer Glen residents and Lockport business owners Trisha and Bob Kot, along with their nonprofit Nick Kot Charity for TBI, brought community members together for a day of music and support for their cause Saturday, May 20.
  • Homer Glen resident Christine Hare, who has Polycystic Kidney Disease and is in need of a new kidney, organizes bracelets on the front desk at the local Charter Fitness, which is her employer. The $5 donation for the bracelets, which raise awareness for her disease, goes fully to Hare and her family to help with expenses. Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Homer woman upbeat despite kidney disease

    May 23, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News
    Some days are better than others, as Christine Hare will be the first to admit. On the good days, the Homer Glen resident is full of energy, has an appetite and can make it through her day just fine while working at the local Charter Fitness at 14825 S. Bell Road. When the bad days hit, heavy fatigue sets in, and she may be nauseated and unable to eat a single bite. It is a seesaw of physical comfort and discomfort, one Hare has become all-too-familiar in managing.
  • Tracy Moriarty paints a birdhouse Saturday, May 20, at Earth Day-Arbor Day at Konow’s Corn Maze. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Earth Day-Arbor Day promotes wildlife, environment

    May 22, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Creatures stirred, educational tidbits were learned and Mother Nature was once again the star of the show. The Village of Homer Glen, known for its emphasis on nature and embracing the environment, set the stage for its 10th annual Earth Day-Arbor Day on Saturday, May 20, at Konow’s Corn Maze.
  • Michael Gradle (left) passes the baton to his LTHS teammate Alex Drowns Thursday, May 18, at the Lockport Sectional at the school’s East Campus. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Boys Track and Field: LTHS’s Meyer sets IHSA outdoor state record for shot put at sectional

    May 24, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Lockport junior John Meyer belted out an emphatic “oh, yes” almost immediately after he released his third shot put of the sectional competition. The defending state champion felt he got off a solid shot and would find out several seconds later that it was better than he thought. He had just set the new IHSA outdoor state record.
  • Lockport’s Jaclyn Greci smiles after crossing the finish line in the 1,600-meter relay Friday, May 19, during preliminary competition at the Class 3A Girls Track and Field State Finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Douglas Cottle/PhotoNews Media

    Girls Track and Field: Porters come in 23rd at state competition in Charleston

    May 24, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    It was quite a few day for Jaclyn Greci. The Lockport Township senior finished in the Top 5 in a pair of events at the Class 3A Girls Track and Field State Finals on Saturday, May 20, at O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.


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