• David Neff takes part in the Mayor’s Veteran Story Contest Saturday, Nov. 11, during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lockport Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5788. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    VFW honors service of veterans

    November 14, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Since 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day to pay homage to those who served in all U.S. conflicts, the country has held strong to this day of honor and remembrance.
  • Oak Prairie students Azariah King (left) and Blake Kashark tinker with a robot Nov. 8 at the National STEM Day celebration held at Lockport Township High School’s East Campus. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    CITGO joins LTHS for celebration of learning at National STEM Day

    November 14, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News, School
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These are the academic studies that comprise STEM, and they are more important now than ever in a perpetually advancing world.
  • Lauren Tetrick (left) and Jody Martiniak, both of Homer Glen and the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club, shop at the Sip & Shop fundraiser Friday, Nov. 10, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5788 in Lockport. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Second annual Sip & Shop fundraiser surpasses attendance from first year

    November 14, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Black Friday is the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, but the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club provides a means for women to get a jump on their gift-buying.
  • Providence running back Jake Magurnay drags a defender for extra yards Saturday, Nov. 11, during a Class 6A quarterfinal matchup against St. Laurence in Burbank. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Football: Provi pulls away late to set up semifinal versus Nazareth

    November 13, 2017 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Providence senior Joey Markasovic is back. And the Celtics are back to being a dominant player in the postseason and are now just a win away from earning a berth in the Class 6A state championship game.
  • Lockport’s Francesca Brunetti participates in the 200-yard freestyle Saturday, Nov. 11, during the IHSA Sectional swimming competition at LTHS East Campus. Photos by Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    Girls Swimming: Porters win sectional meet in thriller

    November 13, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    It all came down to one-hundreth of a second. Lockport and Sandburg were neck and neck heading into the final event of the IHSA Lockport Sectional — and they ended the same way.

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