• Recent Lockport Township High School graduate and camp counselor Patrick Potter helps incoming Hadley Middle School sixth-grader Nyah Janik put the finishing touches on her “DogBit” invention on the final day of Camp Invention Friday, June 16, at Hadley. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

    Interplanetary exploration, inventions highlight Homer 33C camp

    June 19, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor News, School
    A classroom is usually the last place children want to be during the summer, but the students at Camp Invention had no qualms about spending an action-packed week at Hadley Middle School.
  • Joe and Cathy Kovarik sit in front of their 1952 Kaiser-Frazer Henry J June 11 at one of Lemont Classic Car Club’s weekly cruise nights held at the Big R parking lot in Homer Glen. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Cruise nights to run through September outside Big R

    June 20, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Vintage cars shown off by enthusiasts over the course of the warmer months Homer Glen resident Mike Galbraith would like to someday own a classic car.
  • The costeletta alla griglia ($28.99) is one of the most popular special items at Ottimo. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Ottimo brings authentic Italian dining to Orland Park

    June 20, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Tucked away in a strip mall set back from LaGrange Road in Orland Park is a restaurant that seems better fit for a small town in Italy than a southwest suburb of Chicago. And that is no accident.
  • Porters football players Malik Daghash (left) and Sam Pierson go against one another in a drill Thursday, June 15, at one of the team’s summer football practices at the school’s East Campus. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

    Gridiron grind: Porters put in work at summer camp

    June 20, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    When the Lockport Township football team takes the field this fall, there will be another packed house to cheer them on. The Porters open at home Aug. 25 against Downers Grove North and are coming off their first playoff appearance in five years. What some of the numerous fans that will be in attendance for that game do not think about is how long the Porters prepare before the first game
  • Providence Catholic High School Class of 2003 members (left to right) Dan Olszta, Nick Stanton and Clay Cleveland created the Celtic Football Alumni Club to support the school’s football program, which is now in its 50th year. The alumni club will hold its second annual golf outing on Saturday, June 24, at Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen. Photo submitted

    Provi golf outing to tee off at Old Oak

    June 21, 2017 Sports
    The Providence Catholic High School football program will soon begin its 50th anniversary season. Since the first game was played in 1968, the program has earned 10 state championships and produced hundreds of college football players, with alumni having played and coached for the National Football League.



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