• Abby Ormins paints a pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Children’s Halloween Party hosted by Homer Township at Trantina Farm. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Cast of characters attends Children’s Halloween Party at Trantina Farm

    October 24, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News
    The Trantina Farm was crawling with superheroes, princesses and a handful of scary, even bloody characters as Homer Township presented its annual Children’s Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 22, on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
  • Homer Jr. High students walk in solidarity Oct. 19 outside the school as a part of an anti-bullying Unity March. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Homer Jr. High Unity March promotes positivity, anti-bullying

    October 24, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Homer Jr. High seventh- and eighth-graders carried neon signs with positive slogans and took to a clustered march around the track.
  • Lockport Township’s Jacob Karli looks to pass the ball Friday, Oct. 21, during the regular season finale against Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort.

    Football: Porters prepare for postseason after 28-0 loss to East

    October 24, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    In a Week 9 battle of 6-2 teams Friday, Oct. 21, both the Lincoln-Way East and Lockport Township football teams knew the game would come down to making big plays at key times. For the Griffins, it just so happened to be their first defensive play of the game.
  • Laura (left) and Dennis Lee take big bites of spaghetti Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Lockport Band’s dinner fundraiser at LTHS’s East Campus. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    LTHS Band dinner has plenty of pasta

    October 17, 2016 By Ryan Esguerra, Freelance Reporter News
    Listening to the volunteers and attendees at the Lockport Township High School Band spaghetti dinner fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 15, at LTHS’s East Campus, and one would have heard a common theme; “It’s for the kids.”
  • Veronica Skibicki, 7, skips across hay Thursday, Oct. 13, at Garden Patch Farms. Its annual Fall Festival runs through the end of October. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Garden Patch Farms commits to fresh food alongside autumn festival

    October 18, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Garden Patch Farms in Homer Glen is a personal business for co-owner Lexie Miller, and not just because it runs in the family. The food she and her brother and fellow co-owner, Tony Ndoca, sell in their farm’s store — from just-laid eggs to tomatoes and apples — often make it to her own dinner table.