State of the city: Lockport getting in to shape

During his state of the city address this week, Lockport Mayor Steve Streit said that the town is getting back in to shape with construction, development, and infrastructure improvements on the rise.

Lockport gets in shape

Not much was happening when Lockport Mayor Steve Streit took office in 2013. Housing starts, he said, were anemic. Infrastructure planning was non-existent. And the downtown had been, in his words, “written off.” One prominent local businessman told him to ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t forget the Taxpayers

On January 18, 2017 a group of concern citizens and I attended and peacefully protested at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lockport Township Hall. The fifty or so attendees, beside our group of thirteen, consisted mostly of politicians, ...

White Oak Library hosting “Spelling Bee for the Mature Speller”

Adults can test their spelling acumen with the White Oak Library District's spelling bee for the mature speller this month.

January programs at White Oak Library District

Kick start 2017 with some fun, informative programs at the White Oak Library District this January!

Lockport sports center announces Rush Orthopaedics partnership

Rush physicians will serve as orthopedic providers for the center, which includes a 94,000 square-foot athlete training facility that focuses on player development.

White Oak Library hosting “Hooks, Needles, & More” craft club in 2017

Get hooked on the latest programs at the White Oak Library in 2017.

H.S. Boys Basketball: Joliet West handily defeats Lockport

The Joliet West Tigers (8-0) continued their roll to start the season with a 74-45 win against Lockport at home on Tuesday night.

H.S. Boys Basketball: Bolingbrook beats Lockport

The Bolingbrook Raider got up on Lockport with a 12-6 advantage after the first quarter, and that was an off night for the 5-0 team, one of the best in the state.

Lockport’s State Museum re-opens

The Lockport branch of the Illinois State Museum has re-opened thanks to some perseverance by the mayor and the work of some concerned residents.

Children’s story time returns to White Oak Library District in Lockport

Story time series for kids ages 3 months to six years old run through December at the Lockport branch of the White Oak Library District.

White Oak Library hosting “Create by Coloring” program in Sept.

The coloring program will be held on September 20 at the Lockport branch of the White Oak Library District.

White Oak Library District steampunk weekend kicks off September 23

Lockport's Steam Punk weekend kicks off on Friday, September 23 with a visit to the White Oak Library from author Thomas Willeford.

Secretary of State offices closed for Labor Day

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities open Monday to Friday will be closed on Monday, September 5th, while facilities open Tuesday to Saturday will be closed Saturday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.

Stopping it before it starts

More than 2,000 community leaders and substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from around the world, including one from Will County, convened late last month at the Las Vegas Mirage Resort for the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America’s15th annual mid-year ...