• Genevieve Consolino, of Homer Glen, picks out prizes for her goodie bag with a little help from her mother, Jennifer, on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Prairie Fest at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Prairie Fest returns to Homer Glen church for 10th year

    August 14, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News
    Tucked along Will-Cook Road in Homer Glen, Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church houses a place of worship, as well as a prairie for people to enjoy.
  • Amber Beemer shops at the used book sale that ran Aug. 4, 5 and 7 at Homer Township Public Library. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Library’s used book sale sees fiction, nonfiction bargains

    August 15, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    There are two sides to every story at Homer Township Public Library’s used book sale. Every used book has at least two stories to tell; the chapters that unfold from cover to cover, and the plots that led each particular book to find itself in need of a new reader.
  • The mac n cheese dog ($3.75) is a classic dog loaded with spiral mac n cheese, cooked in house at The Lucky Hot Dog in Tinley Park. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Lucky in love with hot dogs in Tinley Park

    August 18, 2017 By Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    It started with a stroke of luck, a closed restaurant and an idea. As Jen and Josh Hullett drove down 171st Street in Tinley Park, they noticed a longtime greasy spoon called Jr’s Hot Dogs had closed.
  • The Lockport girls cross country team jogs on the track Thursday, Aug. 10, at LTHS’ East Campus before a preseason workout. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Girls Cross Country: Porters to feature young, balanced lineup

    August 14, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Sports, High School
    The Lockport girls cross country team is looking to bring the pack back. The squad will be doing more pack running this season, meaning they will stick together as a team during runs in an effort to have all their runners place as high as possible.
  • Lockport’s Nick Kowalczyk attempts to corral the ball during a game last season. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Influx of young talent hopes to bolster Porters boys soccer program

    August 14, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Just a few short years ago, the Lockport Township boys soccer team was reaching new heights. The Porters went 33-8-5 in the two seasons of 2013 and 2014, setting a school record for wins with 17 in reaching the sectional title game in 2014.

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