• “1 Happy Girl Boutique owner and Lockport Township High School graduate Paige Schwartz organizes beaded bracelets Thursday, Oct. 12, during the 1 Happy Girl Breast Cancer Benefit hosted at the store in New Lenox. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    1 Happy Girl Boutique benefit gives back to cancer survivors

    October 16, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    “Everything happens for a reason.” It was with this sentiment Dawn Schwartz had in mind that she and her daughter, Paige, the owner of 1 Happy Girl Boutique in New Lenox, decided to give back to cancer survivors in a unique and personal way.
  • The micro-pantry, located outside of Canals & Trails Credit Union in Lockport, provides 24-hour, seven-days-a-week access to food, hygiene items and even toys to those in need in Lockport. PHOTOS BY Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    Local micro-pantry does big things for hunger

    October 17, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor News
    “Sometimes the people that are the most proud ask the least.” Jeff Eberhard, who said the above statement, has known this to be true after years of helping those in need. He knows that pride may also prevent those individuals, like veterans, from getting basic human needs, like food, when they might be in need of it. He set out to change that last year with a new project.
  • Laura Pogore (left) and Melanie Mobeck check their bingo cards during the Spooktacular Bow Wow Bingo event held Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Harry E. Anderson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9545 in New Lenox. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Spooktacular Bow Wow Bingo packs New Lenox VFW

    October 17, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    There was a fundraiser for some dogs, and bingo was the game-o.

  • Lockport’s Kaitlyn Graves returns the ball during the Class 2A sectional meet Saturday, Oct. 14, at Challenge Fitness in Lockport. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Girls Tennis: Porters rack up 28 points, win sectional at Challenge Fitness

    October 17, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    After his team captured the Blue Division championship of the SouthWest Suburban Conference on Oct. 7, Lockport Township girls tennis coach Bob Champlin was prophetic.
  • Payton Collins (left) and Mike Palumbo celebrate Palumbo's touchdown reception for the Porters during the game against Wheaton-Warrenville South on Friday, Oct. 13, in Lockport. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Football: Porters lead by 10 at half, succumb to Tigers after three turnovers

    October 15, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Back in 2003, Lockport hosted Wheaton-Warrenville South in a quarterfinal playoff game to see which team would advance to the Class 8A semifinals. This past Friday, Lockport hosted Wheaton-Warrenville South in a Week 8 regular season game to see which team would get to two wins.

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