• Christine Egley-Rashkow (left) plays basketball with her daughter, Keva Rashkow, 7, during Nick-A-Palooza Saturday, May 21, in Lockport. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Nick-A-Palooza continues to have support

    May 23, 2016 By Mary Stroka, Freelance Reporter News
    More than 12 years after the Kot family started the Nick Kot Charity for Traumatic Brain Injury, the charity raised another $26,327 for research, education and awareness of traumatic brain injuries on Saturday, May 21, at the eighth annual Nick-A-Palooza. “People still come,” said Trisha Kot, a Homer Glen resident, of the event held outside near Paradise Bay Bar & Grill in downtown Lockport.
  • Frank Tantum (right) walks with his granddaughter, Julianna Fazio, 3, during the Earth Day-Arbor Day event Saturday, May 21, at Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Earth Day-Arbor Day remains rooted in environmental tradition

    May 24, 2016 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News
    They crawled, they crept, they clawed. Raptors, wolves and cold-blooded creatures were some of the main attractions at the Village of Homer Glen’s ninth annual Earth Day-Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, May 21, at Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen.
  • Sam Fiaccato (left) talks to Jim Janowiak about his 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner during the Lemont Classic Car Club car show May 15 in the Big R parking lot in Homer Glen. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Car show makes return to Big R parking lot

    May 25, 2016 By Tim Hadac, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    On the coldest May 15 in the area in more than a century, Homer Township resident Debra Frantella was not so sure about the song blaring from a loudspeaker in the parking lot of the Big R farm and ranch store at 15830 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen.
  • Orland Park’s new Dixie Chicken Company, at 15866 S. LaGrange Road, specializes in fried chicken, biscuits and sides. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Dixie Chicken aims to keep customers returning with natural product

    May 27, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Following its run in Mokena, Aiman Kassar’s Streets of Philly transformed into Dixie Chicken Company for roughly two months. “Customers went wild over it, but we had a buyer for the building,” Kassar said of its closing.
  • Andrew Novak pole vaults for the Porters Friday, May 20, at the Class 3A Downers Grove North Sectional. Photos by Seamus Scanlan/22nd Century Media

    LTHS gets second at boys track sectional

    May 26, 2016 By Tim Cronin, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Often in the past few years, Lockport Township’s team has been the rabbit in boys track and field. Other teams were chasing the Porters. The reverse was true Friday, May 20. Lockport was the chaser, not the chasee.

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