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From Lockport: Storytellers old, new regale guests at first ‘Inspired! live lit’ of 2020


On the first Tuesday of every month, a congregation gathers on the second floor of the Gaylord Building in downtown Lockport for what Barbara Eberhard calls “a great way to spend an evening.”

Eberhard and Lisa Colleen...

From Orland: Youth creativity soars during library’s first paper plane contest


On Dec. 26, children tried their paper airplane-making skills at the Orland Park Public Library as part of the first Paper Plane Championship Challenge. 

Children’s librarian Alex Pappas came up with the idea and said...

From Orland: Bridge teens lay the snacks down in gingerbread competition


It was a battle for Bridge Teen Center architects.

On Dec. 10, 25 teens from The Bridge took part in a competition to build the best gingerbread house. Joining them were 10 employees from CarMax dealerships in Tinley...