• The Lockport girls bowling team took fifth with a score of 11,272 at the conclusion of the IHSA State Finals Saturday, Feb. 16, at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford. Randy Whalen/22nd Century Media

    Girls Bowling: Lockport ends season fifth at state in Rockford

    February 19, 2019 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    For Erin Kleffman, it was a retirement party. For Chloe Siezega, it was an All-State party. And for the Lockport Township girls bowling team, it could be the makings of another state trophy party in the seasons to come.
  • Homer Glen resident Stefanie Bundalo is to release her first cookbook, “Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot,” in April. The cookbook will include meals that take 15 minutes or less to prepare. Photos courtesy Stefanie Bundalo

    Local woman takes home cooking to next level with blog, upcoming cookbook

    February 18, 2019 By Alex Ivanisevic, Assistant Editor News, Community
    Stefanie Bundalo began food blogging, developing recipes full-time in 2013 in Homer Glen.
  • Lockport’s Matt Ramos celebrates after winning the 120-pound state championship Saturday, Feb. 16, at the State Farm Center. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    Wrestling: Fernandes, Ramos capture state titles for Porters

    February 18, 2019 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Matt Ramos had one more chance to capture the one thing that continued to elude him even as he had massive success on the international level: a state title.
  • Village Board: Potential updates reviewed for zoning, liquor codes for community

    February 15, 2019 By Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter News, Village
    The Homer Glen Village Board spent the majority of its Feb. 13 meeting holding workshop discussions regarding potential updates to the Zoning Code Use Tables and Liquor Code.
  • Frank Radochonski, Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage founder, stands next to a sign announcing the franchise’s new “no antibiotics ever” chicken. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Pop’s embraces healthy trend with new antibiotic-free chicken

    February 15, 2019 By Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage founder Frank Radochonski makes decisions about the restaurant chain, he does his best to think like a customer.