• Andrew's Cole Griffin (left) and Tommy Piekarz tackle Lockport's Austin Hoffman in the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 22, at LTHS. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Football: Porters unable to complete rally in homecoming loss to Andrew

    September 24, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The first words from Cole Griffin following his team's emotional win told the tale.
  • Carla Kosak pets an animal in the petting zoo Friday, Sept. 15, during the opening day of Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest in Homer Glen. Megann Horstead/22nd Century Media

    Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest opens for 37th year

    September 19, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News

    A popular autumn attraction recently returned to Homer Glen, this time with fresh sights and amusements in what will be its biggest year yet.

  • Beckett Szaler picks up a pumpkin Sunday, Sept. 17, on the opening day of Konow’s Corn Maze Fall Fest in Homer Glen. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Konow’s Fall Fest shares farm fun with families

    September 19, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News

    With the fall season here, many look forward to the changing colors of the leaves and the cool weather. 

  • Jill Dryfhout (left) and Joyce Przybylski, of Frankfort, take part in Run Across Illinois in 2015. The pair will participate again in this year’s event from Sept. 23-24 starting from Fulton, Illinois toward the Indiana border in Lansing. Photos submitted

    Family, friends team up to run across Illinois for Alzheimer’s research

    September 19, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News
    What started as a conversation between brothers on the way back from a marathon has turned into a charitable effort that has spurred tens of thousands of dollars in donations toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Members of the Shiloh Baptist Church worship team sing during a performance at the second annual Dellwood Block Party, held Saturday, Sept. 16, in Lockport’s Dellwood Park. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Local churches combine forces for Dellwood Block Party

    September 19, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    When Jessica Olivito organized the first Dellwood Block Party a year ago this month, she didn’t know what to expect. 

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