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Earlier this decade, lacrosse was named as the fastest growing sport in America. While the growth has leveled some in the last few years, the sport still remains popular.
Thomas Czaja
Nearly 70 local high school students recently earned Girl Scouts of the USA’s most prestigious national honor for girls, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana honored their accomplishments during a special ceremony in June at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook.
Max Lapthorne
Traffic, semi-trucks, limited public transportation options and — of course — the State’s pension woes were the big-ticket items discussed Tuesday, April 18, a town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena).
Erin Redmond

The current owner decided to move closer to work, so his luxury townhouse is now available.

What: A two-story townhouse with a finished, walk-out basement

Where: 16163 Alissa Court, Homer Glen 

Kirsten Onsgard
Lockport Township boys basketball coach Brett Hespell always reminds his team that they are “uncommon.”
Jacquelyn Schlabach
For those with a major sweet tooth, Raffy’s Candy Store has a fix for them all. “There is just such a variety,” said Dave Rafalski, owner of Raffy’s Candy Store.
Brittany Kapa

Girls Basketball

Lockport 44, Joliet West 34

Sawyer Hollatz was the top scorer for the Porters Nov. 27 against their former conference foe, finishing the game with 9 points. Lockport improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory.

Boys Bowling

Lockport 2,144, Bolingbrook 2,025

Jacquelyn Schlabach
Homer Jr. High and Oak Prairie Junior High students were invited to join in a contest to rename the Village of Homer Glen’s new park that was formerly Woodbine.
Max Lapthorne
After opening the season with five games in a week span — the last four of them victories in winning the Romeoville Thanksgiving Tournament — the Lockport Township girls basketball had a 10-day gap before playing again.
Erin Redmond

With Halloween now behind us, various events to recognize Veterans Day are now upon us.

Veterans Day is a day where we remember all those veterans that served, and the ways to mark the day have often become annual traditions, yearly remembrances that we stop and take part in to remember all the tremendous sacrifices made.

Max Lapthorne