• Lockport’s Patrick Surane prepares his serve during the conference-opening matchup against Lincoln-Way Central Thursday, April 20, at LTHS’s Central Campus. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

    Boys Volleyball: Porters hold on to top LWC 2-1 in conference opener

    April 24, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    As far as Justin Elliott was concerned, a brand new season started Thursday, April 20.
  • Justyn Boyce, 10, of Homer Glen, picks up trash April 8 near her Pebble Creek subdivision. The Goodings Grove student would like to help organize bigger cleanups going forward. Photos submitted

    Goodings Grove student helps organize cleanup day

    April 18, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News
    The idea came during the daily bus rides to and from school. Along her bus route, Homer Glen resident Justyn Boyce, 10, would see litter scattered across the side of the streets and in the nearby grass. Surprised by the volume of trash, Boyce would even try to count how many pieces of garbage she saw each way of her commute.
  • The PorterBots, a Lockport Township High School robotics team, recently took part in the Midwest Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Photo submitted

    PorterBots build versatile robot for competition

    April 18, 2017 By Mary Stroka, Freelance Reporter News, School
    A team of Lockport high school students has designed robots for competitions that can climb five-foot ropes, shoot wiffle balls and accomplish other feats. And in the process, its members have gained friendships, skills and insight into their upcoming careers.
  • Isabella Rybka, 1, of Homer Glen, fills her basket with eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 9 at St. Bernard Parish in Homer Glen. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    St. Bernard Parish puts on its annual Easter Egg Hunt

    April 17, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Eggs, bunnies and flowers are considered, for different reasons, to be among the symbols of spring. And while sightings of the latter two during the first few chilly and damp weeks of the season of rebirth have been rare here in the southwest suburbs, eggs — in particular, the bright-colored, surprise-filled variety — were in high supply April 9 at St. Bernard Parish in Homer Glen.
  • The petite filet mignon ($29) — accompanied by choice of baked potato or hand-cut fries, along with a house salad or cup of Primal Cut beef vegetable soup — is one of the signature dinner entrees at The Primal Cut Steakhouse in Tinley Park. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Primal Cut Steakhouse realizes the vision of its co-owners

    April 20, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Approximately six years ago, a chef entered a steakhouse in Chicago, where he met another chef working as a dining room captain. Little did Paul Spass know when he sat down and became a regular customer of Mark Dewar’s that evening that the two would become friends and ultimately business partners, one day opening their own restaurant together.

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