• Denise McLaughlin finds some book bargains Friday, Aug. 26, during a used book sale at the Homer Township Public Library. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Library puts on book sale

    August 30, 2016 By Lee Edwards, Freelance Reporter News
    Classic literary titles, bestsellers and new favorites alike were flying off the shelves Friday, Aug. 26, during Homer Township Public Library’s biannual used book sale. HTPL hosts used book sales in August and January every year, featuring lightly used, donated books from local residents as a fundraiser to support the library’s programming and to purchase CDs, videos, reference books, computer databases and more. The library sold hardcover books for $1, paperback books for 50 cents, children’s books for a 25 cents, DVDs for $1 and Blu-Rays for $3.
  • Singers (left to right) Sena Scheel, Sue Knox and Patricia Chan sing Sunday, Aug. 28, during the Community Freedom Choir rehearsal at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Lockport. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Local commemoration of 9/11 to be driven by music

    August 31, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    The auditorium at Lockport Township High School’s East Campus is to play host to a special event commemorating the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Heather Lalla (left) and her mother, Sandy, both of Orland Park, take in “Caddyshack” from the comfort of a golf cart at Ruffled Features Golf Club in Lemont, during an event held by the Homer Township Chamber of Commerce. Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Chamber’s inaugural drive-in movie a draw

    August 31, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    No rain, no wind and an overall pleasant evening helped make the Homer Township Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural drive-in movie night a successful endeavor. Nearly 80 people came out to Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont Thursday, Aug. 25, to watch the comedy classic “Caddyshack” from the comfort of golf carts. The idea to watch a movie from golf carts was brought to the chamber by Board Secretary Kim Brehm, who admitted she borrowed the concept from an event she attended at a golf course in neighboring Orland Park. “I just thought it was really fun and that we should do something like that,” Brehm said.
  • Lockport’s Ben Davis lets loose a pass Friday, Aug. 26, during the Porters’ season-opening win against Downers Grove North. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Lockport football’s good fortune continues, as Porters start season with win

    August 28, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    On the second play from scrimmage in its opening game of the season, the Lockport Township football team lost a fumble. Even the most diehard of the Porters’ faithful could be excused for thinking, “Here we go again." But not this year, not this team.
  • Elizabeth Meyer (left) along with her father Robert (middle) and older sister Alayna take time to select their favorite cupcakes Aug. 17 at Homer Township Public Library. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Cupcake creations part of 10th anniversary of bookmobile

    August 24, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts

    Tucked away inside Homer Township Public Library, more than 100 cupcakes sat on display in a variety of colors and creations in celebration of a 10th birthday party.