Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Lipinski’s Congressional office will hold a grand opening at Central Square in Lockport beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.
Area officials will join U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) at a ceremonial ribbon cutting for his new Third Congressional District office at 11 a.m. Friday. The new office will be located on the first floor of Central Square at 222 East 9th St. in Lockport. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointments are necessary. In keeping with the congressman’s goal of locating his district offices in close proximity to local government offices, the Lockport office will be in the same building as the City of Lockport, Lockport Township, and the Lockport Township Park District. “As an elected official who strives to be involved in the communities I represent, I am excited to open a new office in Lockport’s historic downtown area…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A culvert replacement project will require closing State Street between 7th and 8th streets in Lockport beginning July 5. Traffic will be re-routed to Illinois and Main streets in Lemont.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A culvert replacement project in Lockport will require closing a portion of Route 171 (State Street) for three months beginning July 5, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The street will be closed to through traffic between 7th and 8th streets. Access to residences, businesses and side streets north and south of Milne Creek will be maintained. Detour routes will be posted. Southbound Route 171 traffic will be detoured west on Main and Illinois streets in Lemont, south on New Avenue, west on 135th Street, south on Illinois 53 and east on Illinois 7 to reconnect with Route 171. Northbound 171 traffic will be detoured west on Route 7, north on Route 53 and east on 135th Street, north on New Avenue and east on …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Nine-year-old Aiden DiTola, a member of Cub Scout Pack 61 in Lockport, died Sunday after falling 15 feet down a ravine in Kankakee County.
Before celebrating its 50th anniversary Monday night, Lemont Cub Scout Pack 149 held a moment of silence for a 9-year-old Lockport boy who died Sunday after falling down a ravine during a camping trip. Aiden DiTola, a member of Cub Scout Pack 61 in Lockport, fell about 15 feet and struck his head on a rock as he fell to the bottom of a ravine near the Indian Caves area of Perry Farm in Bradley, according to a Sun-Times Media report. He was airlifted to Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. READ MORE: "Homer Township boy dies as result of fall" On Monday, Lemont Cub Scout Pack 149 held its 50th anniversary ceremony at the Lockport American …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The study, which should be completed by spring or summer, will determine the costs and challenges for creating quiet zones in areas along the Heritage Corridor.
In response to a growing number of concerns about train noise along the Heritage Corridor line, three southwest suburban municipalities are joining together this winter to study the feasibility of creating a quiet zone. Officials in Romeoville, Lemont and Lockport have all signed on to participate in a quiet zone study, which will be completed by spring or summer. Establishing a designated quiet zone would require trains to use either a softer horn or none at all. Lemont officials announced the study during a village board meeting Jan. 9. "The goal of the study is to determine which improvements are necessary to achieve a quiet zone designation, and the costs associated with these required improvements," Lemont Assistant Village …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tri County organization serves Romeoville, Lemont parks, Lockport Township parks.
The Tri County Special Recreation Association welcomed a new director this month. Peggy Wilson joined the SRA on Oct. 17, replacing former executive director Pete Pope, who made his exit in June. Wilson is no stranger to special recreation, spending 25 years with the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. There, she filled various roles, including grant writer, program developer and superintendent of recreation, a position she filled for 17 years. “I’ve been involved in all the different areas of special recreation,” Wilson said. The Tri County SRA offers recreation for youths and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, serving the Village of Romeoville, Lemont Park District and Lockport Township Park District, …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Treat your sweet to an evening out in a unique building in Lockport.
Sweetest Day is Saturday. “Bah humbug!” you shout. Is it just another contrived holiday originated by the greeting card industry that commercialism has latched onto with fervor? The most widespread lore suggests that in 1922, candy-maker Herbert Birch Kingston gave candy away in Cleveland, OH, to those he deemed unfortunate and overlooked: orphans, elderly and the infirmed. If you choose to participate in Sweetest Day this year, besides the plethora of cards, candy and flowers at your disposal, an excuse for a nice dinner out could be in order. The Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport has a special menu for the occasion. For the weekend of Oct. 14-16, a four course Sweetest Day dinner is offered for $85. The meal includes a bottle of …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Lemont High School won its own sectional tournament Saturday at Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Collection will begin at 5 a.m. Wednesday for residents in Lemont, Romeoville and Lockport.
Waste Management will be collecting garbage and recycling earlier than normal this week due to the excessive heat throughout the area. Starting Wednesday, collections will begin one hour earlier in several of its southwest suburban service communities as a safety measure for drivers, Waste Management announced Tuesday. Collections in Lemont, Lockport and Romeoville will begin at 5 a.m., the release stated. “We are scheduling our drivers to start their routes earlier in the morning in order to safely limit their heat exposure in the late afternoon, when temperatures are at their highest,” said Mike Morley, Waste Management municipal marketing representative. “We would ask that residents place their materials out on the night before their …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
UPDATE: New Avenue will remain closed through the weekend, officials say
A leaking pipeline spilled an estimated 500 barrels of crude oil into the soil near the Citgo Lemont Refinery Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The leak was discovered early Tuesday about a half-mile south of 135th Street near New Avenue. The 12-inch pipeline runs from the Shell Tank Farm in Lockport and feeds into the Lemont refinery. Spokeswoman Maggie Carson said IEPA personnel are monitoring efforts as HazMat teams continue the clean-up. She said it was too soon to gauge the environmental impact of the spill. "We're still in the emergency phase right now," she said. Colleen Kester of Buckeye Partners, the petroleum company that operates the pipeline for owner West Shore Pipeline, …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
UPDATED AT 4 P.M.: A 12-inch pipeline leak tied up traffic along New Avenue in Lockport and Romeoville, and forced Metra to halt service Tuesday morning.
Cleanup efforts are underway after a crude oil spill from a pipeline near the Citgo Lemont Refinery. The leak prompted the shutdown of New Avenue from Archer Avenue in Lockport to 135th Street in Romeoville and delayed Metra commuters this morning. The pipeline, which runs from the Shell Lockport Tank Farm to the Citgo refinery, is owned by West Shore Pipe Line, according to Citgo Government and Public Affairs Manager Steve Colarelli . West Shore spokesperson Colleen Kester said it's too early to say what caused the leak. "We're currently recovering product and working with local emergency response crews," Kester said. "We're still in emergency response mode." Will County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said the leak was …