• LTHS girls basketball player Laurel Kucharski goes for a basket against Joliet West Friday, Feb. 5, at the Porters’ East Campus. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Porters vs. Cancer doubleheader supports St. Baldrick’s Foundation

    February 9, 2016 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    An inspiring night for Lockport’s basketball teams brought extra motivation for senior Casey Schlusemann.

  • The red velvet pancakes ($8.95 for a short stack, $10.95 for a full stack) are homemade buttermilk pancakes with cocoa, dollops of whipped cream, heart-shaped sprinkles and cream cheese, served seasonally at Double Yolk Pancake House. Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Double Yolk sustains success with quality, family atmosphere

    February 9, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The customers at Double Yolk Pancake House in Mokena are like family to owner Argy Theodorou.

  • Kathy O’Brien leads a laughing yoga class by reminding her students to smile Feb. 2 at Homer Township Public Library. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Laughing yoga comes to Homer library

    February 9, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    The Homer Township Public Library always is filled with books, but on Feb. 2, it also was filled with laughter.

  • Baldinelli Pizza owner Vince Distasio makes a pizza recently at the new Homer Glen establishment. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Baldinelli Pizza opens second location in Homer Glen

    February 9, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor News

    Homer Glen residents looking for a new spot to grab a slice of pizza are in luck.

  • Lockport Rotary Club members (left to right) Jim Wartenberg, Cynthia Georgantas and Bill Taylor get ready to distribute dictionaries Thursday, Feb. 4, at Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Lockport. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Lockport Rotary Club promotes literacy, distributes dictionaries

    February 9, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor News

    In a world dominated by smartphones and computers, the Lockport Rotary Club is making an effort to enhance local students’ learning experiences the old-fashioned way.