Lockport man’s sugar maple shot snags Forest Preserve photo contest win

A sweet shot of golden sugar maples won November’s portion of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Preserve the Moment Photo Contest.

VVSD, County Health offering COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 at Bolingbrook HS

Valley View School Community Unit School District 365U and the Will County Health Department are joining together to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to all members of the community 5-11 years old. This clinic will administer the Pfizer ...

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new veterans’ service office in Lockport

Lockport The Lockport Township Government will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception on November 9, at 10:00 am, for the new Veteran’s Service Office (VSO) located at 1463 S Farrell Rd in the Lockport Township Government Office Building.

National Dessert Day

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into something sweet and delicious right after having a hardy meal. National Dessert Day is October 14 and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit all these locations below to fulfill your ...

Lockport Homicide – Person of interest in custody

Early this morning Will County Sheriff's detectives took a person of interest into custody regarding the homicide of Patrick Taylor, age 39, of Lockport. Sheriff's detectives have also seized the red Ford conversion van that was suspected to be involved ...

Upgrades coming to local libraries

Libraries will use the grants from the secretary of state’s office to help fund new services and products, such as audiobooks, adult programming, dual language materials and more.

Hazardous waste, recycling made easier in Lockport

Lockport - The City of Lockport has recently expanded its service with Waste Management to include the At Your Door (AYD) Special Collection® Service. The program includes collection of many types of potentially hazardous and hard to recycle items from ...

Lockport Township board approves Gun Violence Awareness Day Proclamation

thetimesweekly.com At their June Board Meeting, the Supervisor and the Board of Trustees of Lockport Township Government approved a Proclamation to recognize Gun Violence Awareness Day. On this day each year, people across the country come together to Wear Orange ...

State Sen. recognizes 14 yr. old boxing champion, Joseph "Jo Jo" Awinongya, Jr.

State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) met with Joseph "Jo Jo" Awinongya, Jr. on Wednesday to present him with a certificate for his outstanding achievements in boxing.

Fireworks show to be held at Old Canal Days

The “Grand Finale” of the annual festival will be held on Sunday, June 13 at 10 p.m.

Lockport to host Strongest Town victory celebration Thursday

A little more than a month after claiming the Strongest Town title, Lockport will host a victory celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at City Hall, 222 E 9th Street.

Lockport owners of Thimbles Quilts hobby turned into thriving business

Thetimesweekly.com Many of us began to pick up new hobbies to help pass time during COVID-19. Around the Heritage Corridor we have a few special craft shops that were busier during quarantine, and one specifically that was in high demand.

Construction summer projects will put more people to work

Communities in Will County will benefit from a third $250 million installment for transportation projects as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement program. Joliet is slated to receive $1.6 million; Plainfield $434,757.27; Lockport $281,080.28; Romeoville $435,844.69; Shorewood $192,164.89; and ...

Two challenge Streit in Lockport mayoral race

The continued redeveloping Lockport’s downtown, getting the city back on track after the COVID pandemic and managing truck traffic – a problem faced by many communities throughout Will County – are some of the issues being raised by the three ...

Lockport gets Holiday Inn Express along expressway exit

A new hotel has opened in Lockport. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 16223 159th Street, officially opened last week.