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THURSDAY

Senior Crafts

9:30 a.m. April 20 and

27, Frankfort Township

Community Room, 11000

W. Lincoln Highway,

Frankfort. Lunch will be at

11 a.m. For more information

and registration, call

(815) 806-2776.

Magic Class

5-5:55 p.m. April 20, Community

Center, 7540 W. Braemar

Lane, Frankfort. Join

the Frankfort Square Park

District for a magic class for

ages 5-12. Cost is $22. Registration

required. For more

information and registration,

call (815) 469-3524.

Poetry & Wine

7-8 p.m. April 20, Frankfort

Public Library, 21119

S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

Prepare a poem or two to

read out loud, or just come

to listen. It can be the work

of another poet or an original

piece. For more information

and registration, visit www.

frankfortlibrary.org or call

(815) 534-6173.

Frankfort Square Park

District Board Meeting

7:30 p.m. April 20, 7540

W. Braemar Lane, Frankfort.

For more information visit

www.fspd.org.

FRIDAY

Coffee with a Cop

9-10:30 a.m. April 21.

Starbucks, 20891 S. La-

Grange Road. Join the

Frankfort Police Department

for coffee and conversation.

There is no agenda — just an

opportunity to ask questions,

voice concerns and to get to

know the officers who serve

the community.

Engineering for Kids (4-6)

4:30-5:30 Fridays from

April 21-May 26, KidsWork

Children’s Museum, 11 S.

White St., Frankfort. Explore

and construct six different

toys, and learn fundamental

concepts of energy,

materials, and movement.

For more information and

registration, call (708) 250-

5858 or visit engineeringforkids.com/chicagoland.

Engineering for Kids (7-12)

6-7:30 Fridays from April

21-May 26, KidsWork Children’s

Museum, 11 S. White

St., Frankfort. Design, create,

test, and improve a variety of

machines and mechanical systems.

For more information

and registration, call (708)

250-5858 or visit engineeringforkids.com/chicagoland.

SATURDAY

Earth Day Celebration

8:30-11:30 a.m. April 22,

Utilities/Public Works Facility,

524 Center Road, Frankfort.

Help clean up, plan and

invest in keeping Frankfort

beautiful. Meet at the facility

and bring your own

transportation. Large groups

should email mcanino@vofil.com

to arrange a location

in advance.

Preschool Open House

Noon-2 p.m. , April 22,

Susan Puent Building, 400

Nebraska St., Frankfort.

Meet some of the preschool

staff and see the facility. All

preschool programs run from

September 2017 to May

2018. For more information,

call (815) 464- 5579.

Celebrating Earth Day

12:30-2:30 p.m. April 22,

Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska

St., Frankfort. There will be

green education workshops,

kid-friendly games, a paper

shredding drop off, tree dedication

and more. Each family

will receive a tree sapling to

plant. For more information,

visit www.frankfortparks.org.

Electronic Recycling

12:30-2:30 p.m. April 22,

Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska

St., Frankfort. Electronic recycling

will be available at the

Celebrating Earth Day event.

Visit www.frankfortparks.org

for a list of accepted items.

Veggie Bowl

1 p.m. April 22, Laraway

Lanes, 1009 Laraway Road,

New Lenox. This event will

raise funds to support the

Manhattan Friendship Garden

for the 2017 growing

season. The Garden provides

free vegetables to area pantries

including the Frankfort

Food Pantry. Cost is $20 for

ages 16 and older, $10 for

ages 7-15 and free for children

6 and younger. For more

information and tickets, call

(815) 478-5165 or (815) 712-

8091 or email manfriendshipgarden@gmail.com.

MONDAY

Spring Wine Tasting

Deadline to register is

Monday, April 24. Event will

be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday,

April 28, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St.,

Frankfort. Wines featured at

the tasting will be available

for purchase that evening.

Registration is required. No

registration will be taken at

the door. Cost is $15 and includes

eight wine tasting tickets,

light hors d’oeuvres and

a souvenir wine glass. This

event is for adults 21 years

and older. For more information

and registration, visit

www.frankfortparks.org.

Township Board Meeting

7 p.m. April 24, Frankfort

Township Office, 11000 W.

Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.

For more information, agendas

and minutes visit www.

frankforttownship.com.

Village Board Meeting

7 p.m. April 24, 7 p.m.,

Village Administration

Building, 432 W. Nebraska

St., Frankfort. For more information

and agendas, visit

www.villageoffrankfort.com.

College Costs Presentation

7-8 p.m. April 24, Frankfort

Public Library, 21119 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. Joe

Orsolini, a Certified Financial

Planner, will be presenting

strategies that enable your

family to reduce the overall

cost of a college education.

For more information, call

(815) 534-6173 or email reference@frankfortlibrary.org.

TUESDAY

Ribbon Cutting

4:30-6:30 p.m. April 25,

Illinois Foot & Ankle Center,

9645 Lincolnway Lane,

Suite 104, Frankfort. Join the

Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

for a ribbon cutting

and reception at Illinois Foot

and Ankle Center. For more

information, visit www.

frankfortchamber.com.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Game

6:25 p.m. April 25, Lincoln-Way

West High School,

21701 S. Gougar Road, New

Lenox. The Lincoln-Way

East and Lincoln-Way West

girls soccer teams will play

each other in 8th Annual

Girls Soccer Night to Support

Breast Cancer Awareness.

Donated gift baskets will

be raffled during the game.

Come as early as 4:25 p.m.

to watch the JV game and

take part in the raffle. Local

area youth soccer teams will

play during halftime of the

varsity game. For more information,

email hospodar2

@comcast.net.

Strange & Wonderful Illinois

7-8 p.m. April 25, Frankfort

Public Library, 21119

S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

This presentation will reveal

quirky roadside attractions,

unusual festivals and surprisingly

beautiful scenery

in Illinois for those looking

for inspiration for a summer

road trip. For more information

and registration, visit

www.frankfortlibrary.org or

call (815) 534-6173.

WEDNESDAY

Youth Art Contest

Deadline to submit entries

is April 26. Open to students

in sixth grade and older.

Draw or paint a picture that

resembles your community.

One middle school and one

high school winner will be

selected to have their art

displayed in State Representative

Margo McDermed’s

Springfield Office. Drop

off entries at 11032 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort.

For more information, call

(815) 277-2079 or email mcdermed@ilhousegop.org.

Plan for Your Retirement

7-8 p.m. April 26, Frankfort

Public Library, 21119

S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

John McNamara of McNamara

Capital Investment

Group in Palos Heights will

discuss retirement planning.

Discover the “what,”

“where,” “when,” and “how

much” of retirement planning

so that you can enjoy

happiness as well as savings.

For more information

and registration, visit www.

frankfortlibrary.org or call

(815) 534-6173.

UPCOMING

CUB Utility Bill Clinic

10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30

a.m. Thursday, April 27,

Frankfort Public Library,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. Citizens Utility

Board is coming to Frankfort.

Bring copies of your gas,

electric, and phone bills for

a free analysis from one of

our experts. Registration required.

To register for a time

slot, call (815) 534-6173.

To submit an item to the

printed calendar, contact

Amanda Stoll at (708)

326-9170 ext. 34, or email

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Summit Hill Junior High

seventh-grader Amanda Butryn

dipped a thermometer

into three beakers: one ice

cold, one warm, one hot. She

and her classmates watched

the tiny UV beads inside, illuminated

by an overhead

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Like the real solar panels

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school, the beads brightened

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The experiment in Roxanne

Rodgers’ seventh-grade classroom

last week was among

the first of several ways Summit

Hill students are learning

about energy through the solar

panels that were installed on

the roof before the beginning

of the school year.

“Kids come into the classroom

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science — and they’re always

like, ‘well, when are

we going to use this? Why

do I have to learn this?’”

Rodgers said. “This a really

interesting way to show

them the real world.”

The four, 16-foot-by-16-

foot panels are thanks to a

$7,000 grant from the Illinois

Clean Energy Community

Foundation awarded to

the school about a year ago.

New to teaching science

last year, Rodgers was inspired

after attending a

teaching workshop through

the National Energy Education

Development Project

and hearing about the possibilities

of solar panels from

fellow teachers. Rodgers

wrote the application, and

Summit Hill Junior High

was one of 23 accepted to

the grant program out of 50

applicant schools.

The panels were installed

on the south, first-floor roof

in July along with help

from Earth, Wind and Solar

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With several sunny or

dreary months of data to dig

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powering 1,315 light bulbs

for one night.

“It’s not going to produce

enough energy to make our

electricity bill go down —

it’s only going to produce

enough energy for a few

lightbulbs,” Rodgers said.

The lessons are a precursor

to the eighth-grade curriculum,

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Officials review school lunch program’s future

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The prospect of losing the

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“The bottom line is the

vision of our current lunch

program [and] the vision of

the National School Lunch

Program [are] very different,”

Superintendent Barb

Rains said.

The lunches provided at

Summit Hill schools are prepared

by Quest Food Management

through an agreement

formed with Union

School District 81 in Joliet.

In November, the program

was reviewed for compliance

to National School Lunch

Program requirements. That

audit is performed once every

three years.

“The result of that

was findings that were

mostly easily correctable,”

Director of Business and

Transportation Doug Wiley

said, noting that the reviewer

raised some concerns that

could not be addressed

through corrective action

through the administrative

review. “We chose to run

those through their complaint

process. Really, the focus of

those issues were why the

participation in our program

was low, even among the

free and reduced.”

Rains said the district had

tried to cater the program

to the entire population, but

it didn’t work. Wiley said

the district has many students

who are eligible for

free or reduced lunch but

choose not to participate.

To date, there are 210 students

participating in the

program.

“The crux of this is the

fact that we’re trying to

provide lunch to the folks

who need it, whereas the

National School Lunch

Program is more interested

in providing school lunch

to the entire population,

which is not something we

can accommodate,” Wiley

said.

Wiley said if the board

does nothing to align the

program to fit the spirit of the

National School Lunch Program,

the district could lose

more than $20,000 in funding.

The Illinois State Board

of Education offered a

number of suggestions to

Summit Hill to gauge why

participation is limited. This

included efforts to offer

families the added option to

purchase lunch daily rather

than one month at a time,

open up test tastings, and

conduct parent surveys both

from the free and general

lunch populations.

Wiley said officials

will need to determine if

they wish to stay in the program.

“The only part that would

be changed if we left the program

was we wouldn’t get

the federal reimbursement

for those lunches,” Wiley

said. “We’d still get the direct

certification list. People

would still apply at the beginning

of the year for free

lunch if they’re interested.”

The healthy food requirements

would need to remain

in place.

Wiley said the district

could choose to run a more

robust lunch service, but that

would require additional

staffing they don’t currently

have.

Board President Rich Marron

negated the idea, saying

there are a number of variables

at play.

“We’re not going to

stop going through Union,

[with whom] we have

the intergovernmental

agreement,” Marron

said. “We can’t manage

this on our own, because

the guidelines are too

restrictive. You have to

[have] a specialized kitchen

to work within them. We

can’t do this daily, because

we’d have to hire a fulltime

person, and we’d end

up losing money.

“The question is, really,

if we do some taste testing

and a survey, is that enough

to make this go away?”

Marron asked, noting that

the reviewer could continue

to have concerns. “Then, I

think the answer is there for

us.”

Summit Hill officials

came to a consensus that

nothing is changing on the

front end with the lunch

program. The difference

is that the district may not

seek reimbursement.

Budgets items discussed

Summit Hill officials also

took a look at the district’s

proposed budgets for technology

and operations and

maintenance.

Wiley presented to the

board a proposed technology

budget, excluding salaries

and benefits, accounting for

nearly $700,000 in expenditures.

Spending includes

plans to employ 234 student

tablets, along with contractual

services for access points.

“That’s half of what was

proposed,” Wiley said. “Once

we have the budget fully compiled,

we can determine if

there’s room to include more

tablets.”

This year, Summit Hill

purchased 729 tablets.

“That leaves us roughly

650 tablets short for the district,”

Wiley said.

Other items highlighted

in the technology budget include

three copy machines

and two intercom system replacements.

To get the tablets and access

points ready for the

2017-2018 academic year,

district officials intend to

take board action at the next

regular meeting to ensure that

work is performed during the

summer.

Summit Hill officials said

they still have five years before

they’ll start needing to

budget for replacement tablets.

As for the district’s operations

and maintenance

budget, school officials

identified two main projects

they’ve wrapped up,

including roof improvements

at Dr. Julian Rogus

School and installation of a

condenser unit at Hilda

Walker.

“They’re done, they’re on

track to start [when] school

gets out,” Wiley said.

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Business owners, Village compromise on fest street closures

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Dozens of people turned

out for the Community Services

Committee meeting to

register concerns over action

items involving potential

street closures in the downtown

district for events.

One such event is the

Bluegrass Fest, which is

scheduled for July 8-9 at

Breidert Green.

Trustee Keith Ogle said

the original plan for the festival

was to close Kansas

Street, from White to Oak

streets; as well as Ash Street,

from Kansas to Nebraska

streets. The closures would

be from 9 a.m. Saturday,

July 8, to the end of the festival

at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 9.

Downtown business owners

attended the meeting to

voice their displeasure over

the Village considering closing

down streets for such a

length of time, with several

stating that it would negatively

affect their businesses.

A big reason is parking is not

sufficient in the area, once

the streets are closed.

Trustees said it was a

safety issue that led the committee

to consider closing

the streets for the festival.

Last year, during the festival,

while Trustee Mike

Stevens was sitting outside

at Smokey Barque — which

is directly across the street

from Breidert Green — and

said he saw someone “nearly

get run over.”

“People are walking up

and down the sidewalks and

crossing at different parts of

the street,” Ogle said. “And

it’s not just the street corners

— they are crossing in the

middle of the street. During

the Concerts on the Green,

people are dancing in the

middle of Kansas Street.”

Business owners asked for

the roads to be allowed to

stay open until 3 or 4 p.m.

on both days. One potential

issue with closing the roads

at 3 or 4 p.m., however, was

discussed by Heath. She

said if vehicles are parked

in those spots on Kansas

and Ash after that time,

they would either need to

be towed or police or volunteers

would have to stop

what they were currently doing

to try and find the owners

of the automobiles to get

them to move.

Ultimately, a compromise

was discussed with the

members of the community

and the committee. It would

close the stretch between

Ash and White streets at 9

a.m. July 8 through the end

of the festival on July 9;

prohibit two-way traffic at

Oak and Kansas streets; and

close Ash Street (from Nebraska

to Kansas streets) and

Kansas Street (from White

to Oak streets) at 3 p.m. on

both days of the festival.

Similar to the Bluegrass

Fest discussion, several

business owners in attendance

were against the idea

of closing down the same

streets for Cruisin’ Frankfort

— a classic car show that

takes place Thursdays, from

May 11-Sept. 14.

The shows begin at 5

p.m., but the roads would

potentially be closed by 5

p.m. so that car club members

could park their classic

automobiles onto Kansas

Street and other spots with

no other traffic along Kansas

and Ash.

For this weekly event, the

motion was to close Kansas

Street (from White to Oak

streets) and Ash Street (from

Nebraska to Kansas streets)

from 5-8 p.m.; to add no

parking signage around the

downtown; and to not allow

show cars to park until

around 4 p.m.

The motions for both of

those items were not yet finalized

as of Friday, April

14.

Committee members

voice opposition to Village

ownership of private streets

[hed]

Those who are living on

private streets in Frankfort

and wanting the Village to

take ownership of those

roads in order to gain services

such as snow removal

shouldn’t hold their breath.

The Land Use and Policy

Committee discussed the issue

Wednesday, April 12, at

a combined meeting with

the Community Services

Committee at Village Hall.

The committee members appeared

to be unanimously

against the idea of the Village

taking ownership of the

private streets. The Village

does not provide services,

such as maintenance or snow

removal, to these private

roads. Frankfort Police still

patrols the areas, but officers

cannot write traffic tickets

there.

For the purposes of the

discussion, Director of Development

Services Jeffrey

Cook listed three options for

the committee in a memo

to the members. One option

was to continue as is, with

private roads remaining private.

The second option was

to accept ownership of certain

private roads, as long

as certain criteria were met.

The third would be a hybrid

of the two, in which the Village

would agree to offer

services and maintenance of

the private roads while not

owning them.

Frankfort resident Tom

Barz, who was representing

a couple of homeowners

associations, spoke at the

meeting.

“Mostly what they are

looking at, as it was brought

up at a homeowners meeting,

is that they are paying

taxes and they want the

services,” he said. “I understand

both sides of the fence,

but I think the associations

that I represent are basically

looking for snow plowing

and they are willing to turn

around and participate with

the Village on some kind of

plowing situation.”

The committee members,

however, seemed wholly

against the idea of taking on

the private roads.

Frankfort Village Clerk

Adam Borrelli said while he

understands the point of residents

on the private roads

wanting the services, he believes

the Village currently

already has a lot of roads to

maintain.

“That’s already been a

struggle,” he said. “To take

on more roads, and substandard

ones, doesn’t make any

sense to me.”

Trustee Cindy Heath

equated this issue to that of

funding sidewalks for those

areas.

“I have continued to have

issues with us putting in

[sidewalks] and using Village

funds from other taxpayers

to pay for amenities

that weren’t originally part

of purchase price,” Heath

said.

She also said she owns a

commercial property and

pays a lot of Village taxes

there, but it doesn’t maintain

the lot or plow it.

“There’s an understanding

that sometimes you have to

pay taxes for the common

good, and it is not necessarily

going to cover your own

personal situation,” she said.

Village Administrator

Jerry Ducay said the Village

has had this discussion

a number of times.

“Our response has been

that we were not in favor of

taking [ownership of private

roads] for a litany of reasons,”

Ducay said. “There

are a diverse quality in the

various private roads in the

community, as some in fact

are actually gated. Others

are built to a lesser width,

and some are built to a different

standard as far as curb

and gutter. Therefore, rather

than trying to distinguish between

all the different standards,

we just changed our

rules to say we don’t allow

private roads anymore.”

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From Page 3

atoms to debating nuclear

energy.

“It applies to their lives —

everyone talks about solar,

but I don’t think that they’ve

ever really seen data from a

solar panel,” eighth-grade

science teacher Lori Szymanski

said. “It gives them

meaning, and it’s not just

this far away kind of energy

in sunny places only.”

Working with real equipment

and hard numbers isn’t

beyond her students, Szymanski

said.

“It’s not overwhelming

and too difficult for kids,” she

said. “Most of the students

understood the solar energy

and the energy concepts because

it is everywhere.”

For Rodgers, the solar panels

are a way to bring classroom

experiences into the

real world. She said students

have pointed out neighbors’

homes with solar panels, and

have become more aware of

how they reduce the need for

other sources of electricity.

“It’s fun, it’s interesting,

it’s new,” said Butryn, who

has solar panels on her own

home.

Along with classmate

Geena DiBenedetto, Butryn

tinkered with a tiny solar

panel last week, powering a

miniature fan under a lamp.

A note card acted as a cloud,

shading the light and causing

the fan to sputter to a

stop. Afterward, the class

debriefed: More light means

more energy.

As the weather becomes

warmer, Rodgers’ students

will head outside to launch

solar balloons, filled with

air but powered by the sun’s

rays. It’s a unique, hands-on

activity. But Rodgers hopes

it will have a brighter impact.

“It really just intrigues me

that I could create some future

engineers here, just because

of putting something

on our school,” she said.

For more information

and real-time data from

Summit Hill’s solar panels,

visit www.summithill.org/

shjh_home.htm and scroll to

the bottom of the page.

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discusses how temperature and sunlight affect solar

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Less than one-fourth of registered voters turn out to polls

Kirsten Onsgard, Editor

Despite a contested mayoral

and trustee race, Frankfort

voter turnout dipped

slightly during the April 4

Consolidated Election compared

to the last mayoral

election, an uncontested

race.

Though Frankfort Township

turnout this year was

more than double that of

2015 — when only about

one out of every 10 registered

voted submitted a

ballot — it slipped nearly

one percent compared to

the 2013 race, when Mayor

Jim Holland was re-elected

without a challenger.

During this year’s April

4 Consolidated Election,

23.73 percent of registered

voters in Frankfort

precincts turned out, compared

to 24.41 percent in

2013 and just 10.60 percent

in 2015.

In 2013, Holland won

a third term with just

2,473 votes — compared

to 3,550 this year — and

trustees Dick Trevarthan,

Todd Morgan and

R. Douglas Walker all ran

uncontested.

However, that year saw a

contested Frankfort Township

race when a slate of

Democratic candidates

challenged the Republican

slate, who ultimately swept

the race.

This year, most of the

now-incumbent Township

candidates were re-elected

without contest, including

trustees Nick George,

David Smith, Gregory

Griffin and Bruce Ebert;

Highway Commissioner

Bill Carlson; Assessor Joe

Kral; Clerk Nella Piccolin;

and Supervisor Jim

Moustis.

Frankfort turnout was

highest in downtown areas,

including precinct 23 (40.32

percent turnout), which

stretches from Wolf Road to

South LaGrange Road, and

precinct 25 (47.68 percent

turnout), which includes

much of the historic downtown

district.

All precincts had decisive

wins for Holland — who

received 79 percent of the

vote by Village of Frankfort

residents — over challenger

and former trustee Todd

Morgan. But Morgan saw

the most support in precinct

11 — which is bounded by

Laraway Road, South La-

Grange Road, West Steger

Road and Scheer Road —

where he received about

one quarter of the vote.

In the highly contested

election for Lincoln-Way

Community High School

District 210 Board of Education,

21.2 percent of

registered voters cast ballots

in the 13-candidate

race, compared to 14.7

percent in 2015, when six

candidates vied for four

spots.

Overall, turnout in Will

County was 17.87 percent,

down from 18.35 percent in

2015 and 18.13 percent in

2013.

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Other projects the district

is considering include

replacement of windows

at Arbury Hills School

and tiles at Indian Trail

School.

The board will consider

the adoption of budgets for

technology and operations

and maintenance at its April

26 meeting.

Summit Hill officials approve

supplemental busing program

The Summit Hill School

Board authorized a supplemental

busing plan for students

who live within 1.5

miles of their school and do

not cross a hazardous road

as defined and certified by

the State.

Those interested will be

subject to a set of guidelines

requiring registration and a

fee of $250 per student per

school year. The fee can be

waived or altered for individuals

who demonstrate

hardship.

“[We’re] not adding bus

routes, because increased

bus routes will lead to direct

cost to the district that we

then can’t recover,” Marron

said. “This way, at least

we’ll have the same cost; we

just won’t be able to recover

some of which we otherwise

would be able to.”

Bus stops will be established

prior to the consideration

of supplemental bus

riders, at which point only

the superintendent or a designee

will have authority

to add stops. Supplemental

bus riders will be taken on

a first come, first served

basis.

“There’s room to add a

number of riders without

having problems,” Marron

said, noting that it will be

possible for the district to absorb

the costs.

The program, as approved,

goes into effect at the start

of the 2017-2018 academic

year, and the measure will require

reauthorization moving

forward.

Old Town Homeowners

Association elects board

Submitted by the Old Town

Homeowners Association

The Old Town

Homeowners Association

held board elections at its

April meeting on April 11.

Board members are Mark

Adams (president), Danette

Muscarella (vice president),

Pam Griffin (treasurer)

and Marcia Steward

(secretary).

Old Town Homeowners

Association meetings are

held on the second Tuesday

of every even-numbered

month (February, April,

June, August, October and

December) at 7 p.m. at the

Founders Community Center

on Oak Street. All Old Town

subdivision residents are encouraged

to attend to meet

their neighbors, become

more involved in the civic

organization and to become

more informed about what is

happening in their neighborhood.

The Old Town Homeowners

Association will be organizing

a team for the annual

Frankfort homeowners association

softball tournament

to take place in August,

hosting their annual block

party in the historic downtown

area in August, and

participating in the Frankfort

Fall Fest by running the

bike corral and volunteering

their time at the beer tent.

Additionally, they maintain

the medicine wheel planting

at the Founders Community

Center and host an annual

holiday party.

Old Town Homeowners

Association members

(left to right) Mark

Adams (president),

Marcia Steward

(secretary), Danette

Muscarella (vice

president) and Pam

Griffin (treasurer)

were elected at the

association’s April 11

meeting.

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Foundation funds therapy, support items for children with special needs

Westside selects

seven recipients for

quarterly award

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

All of the pieces have finally

fallen into place for

Westside Children’s Therapy

staff who worked to create

the Westside Foundation.

They created the foundation

with the goal of raising

enough money to provide

much-needed therapy and

support items to families that

didn’t have the funding or

resources to get those things

for their children with special

needs.

Though they were able to

recently give that funding

to seven area families, their

work is not done. The foundation

will continue to raise

funds in hopes of funding

many more families’ needs

in the months and years to

come.

“It’s been a long time

coming, and it feels very rewarding,”

said Amy Erb, an

applied behavior analysis

specialist at Westside Children’s

Therapy’s Joliet clinic.

“To finally be able to feel like

we’re able to make that difference

for them is pretty great.”

Erb, who originally had the

idea to create the foundation

during one of many sleepless

nights thinking about the

families she works with, said

there were a lot of pieces that

had to fall into place before

the group was able to provide

the financial support for those

families.

While the foundation was

launched by people affiliated

with Westside Children’s

Therapy — which provides

physical therapy to children

with special needs — it took

applications from more than

just its own patients. Erb said

they had hoped to get the

word out to the community

and get applications from

many non-Westside families.

She said almost half of the

applications they received

were from people in the community

who don’t currently

attend therapy at Westside.

Because some of the requests

were for less expensive

items, Erb, who is a member

of the board of directors for

the foundation, said they were

able to reach more families

than they’d hoped.

Requests ranged from a

weighted blanket — a small

item with a big impact, she

said — and other sensory

items to more expensive requests

involving therapy or

specialized equipment.

“It was nice to be able to

reach a bigger number of

families than we anticipated

because some were just looking

for those little things,”

Erb said.

One of those requests came

from Akilah Huisar, who requested

funding for her son

Jaleel to attend feeding therapy.

Jaleel, who has autism,

has been attending therapy

at Westside for almost a year,

and has already shown immense

improvement in his

behavior and communication.

Huisar said she struggles

daily with feeding her son,

who will only eat a few, very

specific foods.

Though his therapists

don’t think he’s ready for the

requested feeding therapy

yet, the money will be put

to good use in hopes he’ll

eventually be able to receive

therapy to increase the number

of foods he will eat, as

well as the time he spends at

the table.

Instead, the foundation’s

award will be used to purchase

an augmentative and

alternative communication

(AAC) device. The AAC

device will be used to help

Jaleel communicate with the

people around him.

Huisar said she was very

happy when she found out

Westside Children’s Therapy employee Devin Cassidy

works with Jaleel Huisar, who has autism. The Huisars

were recently given an award to expand their therapy

through the Westside Foundation. Photos submitted

that Jaleel was selected

for one of the foundation’s

awards. They have insurance,

but it doesn’t pay for everything.

With the help of an AAC

device, she said she hopes

that Jaleel will be able to

better communicate some

of his basic needs — things

like when he’s sick, when

he’s hungry, when he’s cold

or when he needs to use the

bathroom.

Huisar said he’s recently

been working with a picture

exchange system (PES) with

his therapists and is even beginning

to initiate communication

on his own.

The PES is a step in his

communication journey,

as she calls it, and is one of

many systems they’ve tried

with Jaleel. The lack of communication

makes school and

home life difficult, but Huisar

said Jaleel is very interested

with technology and is hopeful

that an AAC device will

be just what he needs.

“I’m looking forward to

being able to understand him

as a parent,” she said.

Nicole Roberson, an ABA

specialist at Westside Children’s

Therapy, said she’s

seen a lot of improvement in

Jaleel since she started working

with him last year.

When he began going

there, she said he wasn’t able

to communicate basic things

and didn’t want to comply

with anything the therapists

would ask of him, like sharing

a toy.

Without a way to communicate,

she said those

exchanges often resulted in

aggression and whining and

crying.

“Now, he’s completely

turned around and is able to

hand over an item if we ask

him for it,” Roberson said.

She said she’s also seen

improvements with his verbal

communication skills and his

ability to attend to an activity

for longer periods of time.

“He went from being able

to attend to an activity for

only a few seconds to a minute

or longer depending on

the activity,” Roberson said.

“He can attend to a puzzle or

some type of sorting activity

or the shape sorter for a

lot longer now and actually

complete more things.”

Those things are all part of

Jaleel’s journey to attend the

feeding therapy that would

benefit him and his family on

a daily basis.

“Hopefully he can go

forward with some type of

feeding therapy once we increase

his compliance,” Roberson

said. “That would help

[Akilah Huisar] out because

Westside ABA Therapist Nicole Roberson works with

Daevion Hall. Roberson often sees Jaleel Huisar, as well,

as said he’s improved his communication skills since

beginning therapy.

How to help

The Westside Foundation is continuing to raise money

for the next set of awards, which will be given on June 1.

They are also gearing up for the Illinois Alumni Hockey

Tournament Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25

when hundreds of hockey players who have signed

up will help raise money for the foundation. Erb said

with the number of people who have signed up for the

tournament, the foundation raised their fundraising

goal to $50,000.

To learn more about the Westside Foundation, visit

www.westsidegivesback.org.

I know she goes through a

lot because he will only eat a

few things.

“Hopefully we can expand

his repertoire with food and

just general compliance, and

we would like to work on

him being able to eventually,

long-term engage with kids

and play alongside of other

kids without taking toys or

engaging in behaviors.”

Although she’s been working

in the ABA field for more

than six years, Roberson

said the last year she’s spent

working at Westside has been

a wonderful experience because

of the people she works

with and their dedication to

the children they work with.

“I love [working at Westside].

It’s amazing,” Roberson

said. “They’re really

invested in the kids, and it

really is all about the kids

and making a difference with

them and what’s best for

them. That’s my favorite part

of working here.”

She said the collaboration

between teams at Westside

contributes to the consistent

treatment that children like

Jaleel receive when they attend

multiple types of therapy.

For Roberson, that hard

work is accompanied by a

heartfelt love for her work.

“I really fell in love with

the way ABA works and how

we can change behaviors for

the better and increase more

positive behaviors, [while]

decreasing those inappropriate

behaviors,” she said. “I

just really saw the difference

that it made with a lot of kids.

“I think to be really successful

in ABA and to really

change things and make a

difference, your heart does

have to be all in.”


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Southwest Suburban Activists highlight empathy, equality at vigil

F. Amanda Tugade

Contributing Editor

The evening of April 13

was rather chilly, but for the

small group who gathered at

Breidert Green in Frankfort

and expected rainfall, the

weather was more than favorable.

The crowd was composed

of couples, friends and families.

Some came equipped with

handmade signs that read

“Hate has no home here” or

“Together with Syria,” while

others held tightly onto their

American flags, which billowed

in the breeze.

Silence washed over them

as Emily Biegel stepped on

stage, grabbed hold of the

mic and began to read a few

poems aloud.

“Aleppo strikes the child

of concrete dust and blood,”

Biegel read from “Assad’s

Legacy” by Danae Wilkin.

“He raises his hand, feels

the warmth on his forehead.

Shock, not yet knowing his

orphaned life, siblings gone.”

That Thursday night, she

explained, was marked as

#WomenforSyria: Day of

Action for Syria. In conjunction

with the Women’s March

on Washington, the vigil was

part of a nationwide effort to

put a spotlight on the country,

which has seen much political

warfare, ultimately displacing,

dividing – even killing

– its people.

“I would like to invite you

to light your candles,” Biegel

said, as she encouraged others

to remain compassionate

and extend kindness.

Uniting for a cause

Biegel, 36, of Frankfort,

is the founder of Southwest

Suburban Activists, a recently

formed 350-member

group that promotes equality,

justice and progress.

After participating in a local

Women’s March, Biegel

felt inspired to do more for

Participants (left to right) Jennifer Larkin, Tina Zagone

and Chris Greiner listen to speakers from the Southwest

Suburban Activists.

her community, understand

the changes around her postpresidential

election and engage

in discussion with others.

She wanted to create a

safe space for people to talk,

to share their ideas and to

learn of ways to help others.

“Being in the march felt

so good – like finally having

your voice heard, beyond

posting things on Facebook,”

Biegel said.

A Day of Action for Syria

called attention to its refugees,

who are seeking “freedom,

safety and security,”

according to Women’s March

on Washington website.

“For me and a lot of our

members, it is really important

to get involved,” Biegel

said of establishing SSA and

hosting the vigil. “There is

this idea – this false idea –

that refugees are going to

ruin our country and that they

don’t assimilate well. There’s

this false fear of anyone who

happens to be Muslim, and

that is stupid. It’s just important

that we do these things.”

Peggy Killacky, 66, and

Susann Spring, 62, both of

Tinley Park, shared Biegel’s

sentiments.

The two, who attended the

vigil, talked of spending time

in their youth to promote

women’s rights, and they

noted SSA picks up where

they left off.

“I just found this event this

week, and it was like, ‘Yes.

We need something like this

in the southwest suburbs,'”

Spring said. “So, this fits the

bill. Just talking to people

here tonight, there’s a lot

of passion. That’s what we

need.”

What is at the core of SSA

is educating each other on

current events and ongoing

societal issues, as well as

keeping an open mind and

listening, Biegel said.

Forty-seven-year-old John

Ganeff, of Chicago, and

50-year-old Pam Moris, of

New Lenox, said SSA gives

them the chance to find and

express their voice.

“Sometimes, when you listen

to the news, a lot of times

it’s just powerful people making

pronouncements,” Ganeff

said. “You don’t feel like you

have a voice, and [by taking

action] hopefully you feel like

you have an influence over

how things are done.”

As SSA continues to grow,

their mission to help and

serve others expands, as well.

Biegel said the purpose of the

group is to bring people from

all of walks of life together

and work toward a common

goal.

“Empathy matters, and

equality is something we

should strive for,” Biegel

said.

Supporters (left to right) Susann Paus-Gortowski, Susann Spring and Marilyn Malik stand

in solidarity with Syria Thursday, April 13, during a vigil on Breidert Green.

PHOTOS BY Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

John Ganeff lights a candle for Susann Paus-Gortowski.


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of the organization. The

members took the oath from

Donna Vegter, president

of the Board of Fire Commissioners.

The members

promoted were Sean Fierce,

Paul Kinsella, John Murdie,

Brian Adcock, Bill Kramer

and Tom Warszalek.

Sean Fierce was promoted

from assistant chief

of operations to the rank of

deputy chief. Sean began

his career with Frankfort

in 1998. Sean has a bachelor’s

degree and is a member

of incident management

team.

Paul Kinsella was promoted

from lieutenant to assistant

chief of operations.

Assistant Chief Kinsella began

his career with Frankfort

in 2005 and has an associate’s

degree. Assistant

Chief Kinsella is member

water rescue team as a rescue

diver.

John Murdie was promoted

from engineer to

lieutenant. Murdie began

his career with Frankfort

in 2008. Lieutenant Murdie

has a bachelor’s degree and

is a member of the hazardous

materials and technical

rescue teams.

Brian Adcock was promoted

from engineer to

lieutenant. Adcock began

his career with Frankfort in

2007. Lieutenant Adcock

has a bachelor’s degree and

is a member of the fire investigations

and fire arson

taskforce teams.

Bill Kramer was promoted

from firefighter to

engineer. Kramer began

his career with Frankfort

in 2010. Engineer Kramer

has an associate’s degree

and is a member of the water

rescue team as a rescue

diver.

Tom Warszalek was promoted

from firefighter to

engineer. Tom Warszalek

began his career with

Frankfort in 2010. Engineer

Warszalek has a

bachelor’s degree and is a

member of the fire investigation

team.

Gerald Cahill, MD, is a Midwest Bariatrics surgeon contracted with Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC,

who chooses to practice at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields.

Visit us online at

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Chicagoly named among Chicago’s best publications

Staff Report

The first year for Chicagoly

magazine was an awardwinning

one.

Chicagoly, a sister publication

of The Frankfort Station,

both published by 22nd

Century Media, was named a

finalist in four categories of

the 40th annual Peter Lisagor

Awards from the Chicago

Headline Club.

Chicagoly, a quarterly magazine,

competes in the Non-

Daily Newspaper, Magazine

or Newspaper Magazine division.

Winners are to be announced

during a honorary

banquet May 12 at the Union

League Club of Chicago.

Highlighting the nominations

was a spot in the General

Excellence in Print Journalism

field, where Chicagoly

will compete with Chicago

magazine and Crain’s Chicago

Business for best nondaily

publication of 2016.

Chicago magazine won the

award in 2016 and Crain’s in

2015.

Also earning nominations

for Chicagoly were feature

stories from three of the magazine’s

four 2016 issues.

Jamie Lynn Ferguson’s

homage to artist and author

Shel Silverstein (Summer

2016) earned a nomination

in the Best Feature category,

while Zach Brooke’s breakdown

of the mattress-store

boom in Chicagoland (Spring

2016) is a finalist for Best

Business Reporting.

Also a finalist is “Plugged

In: The Story of Internet Addiction,”

by Lorraine Boissoneault

(Fall 2016), which

is up for Best Non-Deadline

Reporting against a story

from Sports Illustrated and

another from Rolling Stone.

“For such a fairly new publication

like ours, just being

nominated feels like we’ve

already won,” said Vasilis

Papadrosos, Chicagoly’s

creative director. “I’m very

honored we’re recognized

among so many well-established

publications. And it’s

Just the beginning

In just six issues, Chicagoly magazine has earned numerous recognitions

From What Story/Issue

American Society of

Magazine Editors

Chicago Headline Club:

Peter Lisagor Awards

finalist

also great recognition for the

hard work all of us put into

this magazine every issue

and motivation to keep producing

quality work.

“But — let’s be honest —

we want to win.”

Chicagoly burst on the

scene in late 2015, debuting

with a winter issue. That one

Readers’ Choice: Best Business and

Technology Cover

Non-Daily: General Excellence in Print

Journalism

Non-Daily: Best Feature Story

Non-Daily: Best Business Reporting

Non-Daily: Best Non-Deadline Reporting

Non-Daily: Best Sports Story

issue earned a Lisagor Award

nomination for a Best Sports

Story. The magazine, also

known for its vibrant and creative

covers, earned a Readers’

Choice Award for Best

Business and Technology

Cover (Fall 2016) from the

American Society of Magazine

Editors.

Fall 2016

Spring, Fall and Winter 2016

“Portrait of an Artist,” by Jamie Lynn

Ferguson (Summer 2016)

“Soft Landing,” by Zach Brooke (Spring

2016)

“Plugged In: The Story of Internet

Addiction,” By Lorraine Boissoneault (Fall

2016)

“Back in the Bigs,” by Joe Coughlin (Winter

2015)

Chicagoly has continued its

dedication to well-researched,

in-depth and colorful storytelling

on subjects and people

important to Chicagoans.

Calling itself “The most compelling

read in Chicagoland,”

the magazine recently moved

to a subscription model.

Annual subscriptions are

just $16, while two-year

buys, which have been the

most popular choice so far,

can be made for only $24. To

get a subscription or for more

information, visit Chicagoly

mag.com/subscribe or contact

Publisher Joe Coughlin

at (847) 272-4565 or joe@

chicagolymag.com.

Lady — A Women’s Expo to return for fourth year to Tinley

Publisher’s event

to take place April

29 at Tinley Park

Convention Center

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

A local favorite for the

ladies is about to return to a

nearby convention center.

The fourth Lady – A

Women’s Expo, presented

by 22nd Century Media and

Diamond Sponsor Planet

Fitness, is scheduled for 9

a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April

29, at the Tinley Park Convention

Center, 18451 Convention

Center Drive.

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Care

• Planet Fitness

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• Point Blank Range &

Gun Shop

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Remodeling

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Products

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• Window & Siding

Planet Inc.

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Chelsea raises $50,000

to help heart health

Submitted by Frankfort

School District 157-C

This was the 21st year

of Chelsea Intermediate

School’s participation in

Jump Rope for Heart. This

is a national educational and

fundraising program to benefit

the American Heart Association.

Jump Rope for Heart

teaches students about the

importance of a healthy

lifestyle and also demonstrates

that they can be

empowered to provide vital

community service and

make a difference. At the

same time, the children enjoy

getting into the spirit of

this fun-filled event. Students

jump for their own

healthy hearts and to help

save the lives of others because

the donations collected

fund research and training

to fight heart disease.

Chelsea’s physical education

instructors are Kay

Elam, Randy Klosowski

and Matt Dykema. The

Chelsea third- through

fifth-graders jumped rope

during their physical education

classes. All students

jumped in honor of someone

by making a heart with

their name to post on the

wall.

Students earned “zoo

crew” key chains and lanyards

for their donations

as they collected. The top

five Chelsea collectors were

Dylan Lemmons, Leah Signore,

Sophie Banninga,

Owen Britt and Cooper Dust.

In 2016, Chelsea had the

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distinction of being No. 2

in the nation and No. 1 in

the 11-state Midwest Affiliate

for the most donations

raised.

For 2017, Chelsea’s contributions

totaled $50,112.

Because it takes $50 to train

one person in Cardiopulmonary

Resuscitation (CPR) it

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student donation collectors (front left to right) Owen

Britt, Leah Signore; (middle left to right) Sophie Banninga,

Dylan Lemmons and Cooper Dust pose with (back left to

right) physical education instructors Randy Klosowski, Kay

Elam and Matt Dykema. Photo submitted

Contact

Dana Anderson

708.326.9170 ext. 17

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Summit Hill Junior High seventh- and eighth-graders who qualified for the Illinois Junior

Academy of Science State Science Fair pose for a photo: (top row left to right) Olivia

Ernst, Elaine Foster, Luke Meacham and Madeline Dickenscheidt; (middle row left to right)

Sydney Smithgall, Charlie Squires, Ryan Lenart, Grace White and Morgan Frech; (bottom

row left to right) Josie LaPapa, Allison O’Connor, George Flaris, Jillian Mills and Jenna

Wols. photo submitted

Summit Hill science students

put their skills to the test

Submitted by Summit Hill

School District 161

Congratulations to the

accomplished Summit Hill

Junior High seventh- and

eighth-grade students who

qualified for the Illinois Junior

Academy of Science

State Science Fair. The following

students excelled

and received state qualifying

outstanding awards for

the IJAS Regional Paper

Science Fair on March 11 at

Still Middle School in Aurora

and/or IJAS Regional

Project Science Fair on

March 18 at Metea Valley

School in Aurora.

Over the past one to two

years, these students have

researched and developed

their projects and the SHJH

staff are very proud of their

accomplishments. Good

luck to everyone going to the

state competition at Northern

Illinois University in

DeKalb, Illinois on May 5-6.

Lincoln-Way phishing scam resurfaces

Submitted by Lincoln-Way

Community High School

District 210

District officials have

been made aware of an

email phishing scam that has

resurfaced in the Lincoln-

Way area. Individuals claiming

to work for a custom

T-shirt and spirit wear company

(TD Sports) have sent

emails to local Lincoln-Way

area businesses claiming to

have sponsorship opportunities

available through T-shirt

and product sales. The individuals

sending these emails

have no association with

Lincoln-Way Community

High School District 210,

or with TD Sports, a North

Carolina-based business.

Residents and/or business

owners who receive solicitation

asking for a financial

donation in exchange for

sponsorship of Lincoln-Way

spirit wear and/or accessories

should not offer financial

information or payment

of any form. Any donations

made to this individual will

not benefit the students or

operations of District 210.

Additionally, any donation

made will not result in a

Lincoln-Way sponsorship of

companies or individuals.

Anyone in the Lincoln-

Way area who has donated

money to individuals claiming

to be associated with

TD Sports should file a report

with their local police

station.


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The frankfort station’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Alexander Lizak,

Chelsea fourthgrader

Alexander Lizak was chosen as

this week’s Standout Student for

his academic excellence.

What is one essential you

must have when studying

and why?

I need peace and quiet when

I am studying or I can’t think.

What do you like to do when

not in school or studying?

I like to go to Celtic Elite

where I practice wrestling

or I go and play with my

friends.

What is your dream job and

why?

My dream job is to become

a pro football player

for the Chicago Bears.

What are some of your mostplayed

songs on your iPod?

I don’t have any played

songs, I just listen to the radio

in my room.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

I used to play baseball, but

I was very bad at it so I quit.

Whom do you look up to and

why?

I look up to my coach. He

is one of the best coaches.

What do you have under

your bed?

Baby stuff from when I

was little.

Who is your favorite teacher

and why?

Mrs. Dell because she was

very nice and gave me candy

for when I read very nice.

What is your favorite class

and why?

Math because I know all

the answers to all the questions

when the teacher asks

for the answer.

What is one thing that stands

out about your school?

The rock climbing wall.

What extracurricular(s) do

you wish your school had?

I wish we had a taller rock

climbing wall so we could

climb to the top.

Photo submitted

What is your morning

routine?

I put my backpack in my

locker, then I take the homework

to my desk and I wait

until my teacher gives us an

assignment.

If you could change one thing

about school, what would

it be?

I would change the zipline

on the playground because it

breaks. When it was there, it

was fun.

What is your favorite thing

to eat in the cafeteria?

I like the cheese pizza that

the hot lunch gives us.

What is your best memory

from school?

When I became friends

with most of my classmates

it was all in one day.

Standout Student is weekly

feature in The Station. Nominations

come from Frankfort

schools.

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From Page 13

Cooking demo schedule

• 9:15-9:45 a.m. Chef Lesley, personal chef

• 9:45-10:15 a.m. Chef Tim Bucci, Joliet Junior College

Culinary Arts

• 10:15-10:45 a.m. Chef Tom Grotovsky, The

Unforgettable Chef

• 11:15-11:45 a.m. Chef Jose Torres, Italian Village

• 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Chef Jen Gavin, Edible

Passport and former “Hell’s Kitchen” competitor

ture live cooking and fitness

demonstrations, approximately

60 vendors, and gift

bags to the first 500 attendees.

“It’s a fun day out,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer at 22nd Century

Media. “We shifted

the date this year, and it’s

a little [earlier] with a couple

of weeks before Mother’s

Day. It’s an opportunity

to kick off the spring

season.

“The best part about

the whole thing is that it is

free admission. We want

people to come ready to

shop and to learn some new

things.”

New to the event this year

will be special guest Danni

Allen, the Season 14 winner

of “The Biggest Loser,” at

10 a.m.

“She is coming to speak,

and she will be around all day

to do some meet and greets,”

Warthen said. “We’re very

excited to have her to give us

the ins and outs of what it is

really like to be on that show

and to have Jillian Michaels

as your trainer.”

This year’s expo also features

an expanded — and

separate — cooking demo

stage.

“We have a whole stage

dedicated to cooking demos,”

Warthen said. “It’s

something we’ve typically

done with one or two chefs,

but this year we’re bringing

in five. One of the chefs is

planning to do a breakfast

item, and we’ll have some

quick and easy appetizers

and salads.”

The event also is to feature

free fitness classes, with

Planet Fitness leading the

way with a cardio session

from 9:30-10 a.m. Then,

from 10-10:30 a.m. — and

again at 11:30 a.m.-noon

— Natural Healing Center

are scheduled to lead yoga

classes.

“People are welcome to

come out and try something

new — start their Saturday

out being healthy,” Warthen

said.

For the third year, the

expo will feature a fashion

show styled by Jenny Applegate,

of The Leading Image,

with makeup by Diva Me

Bella and sponsored by Orland

Park Crossing shopping

center.

“It will be our third year

for the spring fashion show,”

Warthen said. “It’s an allages

show, so we try to do

some [fashion choices] for

young and mature women.

We try to get a smattering of

all ages.”

There also will be a blood

drive with LifeSource.

Then, there are the vendors.

Among the unique returning

businesses, Warthen

pointed to Silk Avenue,

which will have a station

set up at which people can

pay to create their own silk

scarves.

“They use an ancient

Turkish art form, ebru (or

water marbling), and you

can create a one-of-a-kind

silk scarf,” Warthen said.

“I don’t know of any other

event where you can make

your own silk scarf. That

makes a great gift.”

Additional sponsors for

the expo are Celebrity Cruises,

Chicago Sky, Chicago

Red Stars, Ingalls Health

System, LifeSource and

SlimSmart Balloon.

To register for the expo, visit

www.22ndcenturymedia.

com/lady.

Come in for a tour to meet our staff, visit

our classes, and learn about all we have to

offer. Schedule your tour Monday through

Thursday between 9:30am and 11:30am.

Programs

& Curriculum

3 Year Old Preschool Classes

4 Year Old Pre-Kindergarten Classes

• 13 Student Maximum Per Class

• Frankfort’s Only Catholic Preschool

• Certified and Experienced Teachers

• Monthly Prayer Services

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FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Weather spotter training,

health and safety expo set

for April 26

Again this year, area residents

will have the opportunity

to learn about emergency

preparedness, safety, health

and nutrition, as well as become

a certified severe weather

spotter for the National

Weather Service.

The eighth annual Health

and Safety Expo — sponsored

by the New Lenox

Safe Communities America

Coalition and Citizen Corps

Council, National Weather

Service, Will County Emergency

Management Agency,

and Lincoln-Way Community

High School District

210 — will be held from 5-7

p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at

the Performing Arts Center

at Lincoln-Way West High

School, followed by the NWS

training at 7 p.m.

Dan Martin, Safe Community

Coordinator for the Village

of New Lenox, said the

expo and weather training are

great opportunities for people

to stay informed and learn

about severe weather.

“It’s not a question of if; it’s

when we will be struck by severe

weather,” Martin said.

For that reason, he said it is

important for people to know

what to do in emergency situations

and how to prepare for

them.

Becoming a weather spotter

for the NWS is an extra

step he said people can do to

help keep themselves, their

families and their communities

safe when severe weather

happens, because spotters

are able to provide real-time

information for the weather

service.

Martin said even with the

advanced technology used by

the NWS to track storms, they

also rely on spotters on the

ground to provide up-to-date

information.

“The more people we have

trained … the greater service

is going to be to our community

and the National Weather

Service,” he said.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Motorists urged to avoid

driving distracted

An upcoming event was top

of mind April 10 at the Village

of Mokena Board of Trustees

meeting.

Motorists were urged to

keep their eyes on the road,

as April 24-28 is Distracted

Driving Awareness Week.

Mokena Police Chief Steven

Vaccaro said distracted driving

includes texting, applying

makeup or any activity

that take the driver’s attention

away from the road.

He said police will use

traffic stops to educate drivers

thought to be driving distracted.

“What the Mokena Police

Department will do is target

high-traffic areas and highcrash

areas and, most importantly,

our school zones,” he

said. “We’ll ensure that our

motoring public isn’t driving

distracted, for the safety of our

kids and our community.”

Vaccaro said the week is

meant to be educational.

“Rather than being punitive,

citations will be discretionary

by my officers,” Vaccaro said.

“As long as we’re getting the

word out that distracted driving

can cause a serious injury

or death.”

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit MokenaMessenger.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Man allegedly slams, spits at

and grapples with off-duty

officers outside Gizmos

A Chicago man who allegedly

got into altercations with

a manager and then police at

an Orland Park family entertainment

spot this past week

was charged with two felonies

and two misdemeanors.

Carlos D. Kehl, 33, of 1038

W. 104th St., was charged

with two counts aggravated

battery to police officer, a

Class 2 felony; one count

disorderly conduct, a Class A

misdemeanor; and one count

of assault, a Class A misdemeanor;

according to a press

release issued the morning of

April 11 by the Orland Park

Police Department.

Orland Park police responded

at 2:15 p.m. April 8

to Gizmos Fun Factory, 66

Orland Square Drive, for a

reported disturbance between

Kehl and security.

Kehl allegedly began yelling

and swearing in a crowded

area near other adults and children

in the lobby. A manager

asked him to stop, and Kehl

“aggressively” confronted the

manager and began to swear

at him, police said.

Two off-duty officers hired

as site security reportedly

were summoned to the scene.

They asked Kehl to leave Gizmo’s,

and he refused — berating,

swearing, threatening and

spitting at the officers, police

said.

Kehl eventually walked out

of the business and into the

parking lot, followed by the

officers, who remained on the

sidewalk, waiting for the arrival

of on-duty Orland Park

officers, police said. Kehl allegedly

walked back toward

the officers, spit in an officer’s

face and used a body slam to

take him to the ground.

The other officer intervened

and was subsequently put in

a headlock by Kehl, with the

first officer still on the ground,

police said.

Reporting by Bill Jones, Editor.

For more, visit OPPrairie.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Siblings launch new fitness

app

Matt and Julie Knippen

never thought their professional

worlds would combine,

but the tech-minded brother

and kinesiology-major sister

have teamed up to launch a

new fitness app for iPhone users.

“Running alone sucks,”

Julie said. “That’s our basic

idea.”

That idea also happens to be

the motto behind the sibling’s

new app, CHARGE Running,

which launched April 3 via

the Apple store.

Matt and Julie are Tinley

Park natives and graduates of

Andrew High School.

Matt, 27, is the CEO and

founder of CHARGE. He

works behind the scenes

to make sure the app runs

smoothly for its users. Twenty-five-year-old

Julie, on the

other hand, is in charge of

the company’s marketing and

public relations needs. She,

along with longtime friend

Rory Garman, also from Tinley

Park, act as CHARGE’s

trainers.

In a competitive market of

fitness apps, Matt and Julie

knew they had to set their app

apart from others. CHARGE

allows users to join in on live

runs with live feedback from

a trainer, solving the problem

of not having a running

partner. Users can sign up for

various class times throughout

the day, and during the

run the app sends data back to

the trainer in real time. Runs

range in length from 25-50

minutes. Another feature is a

live leaderboard, which lets

users see where they rank

against other runners.

“This can change the way

you run,” Julie said. “It’s not

just putting in your headphones

and picking a video.

You can get the competitive

aspect with our leaderboards.

We’re all a little competitive.”

Reporting by Brittany Kapa,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

TinleyJunction.com.

Police reports

Three burglaries to motor vehicles reported

Items were reported stolen

from three unlocked vehicles

April 9 and 10.

According to Frankfort

Police, a vehicle in the 700

block of Oakwood Drive was

reported burglarized around

10 p.m. April 9. The following

day, items were reported

stolen around 6 a.m. from a

vehicle in the 10400 block

of Yankee Ridge Drive, and

around 6:30 p.m. from a

vehicle in the 800 block of

Stratford Court.

All were unlocked, according

to police.

Earlier this week,

Frankfort Police issued a

warning that they were once

again getting reports of car

break-ins in the Chicago

area. The Village recorded

its first reported breakin

of the year earlier this

month.

April 6

• Michael Maebane, 23, of

17141 California Ave. in Hazel

Crest was cited at the intersection

of Lincoln Highway and

Locus Street after he allegedly

was speeding and driving with

a license suspended. He was

released on bond.

April 8

• John Hendrickson, 43, of

4201 W. 115th Street in Alsip

was cited at the intersection

of Laraway Road and

Majestic Lane after he was

allegedly speeding, improperly

using lanes, driving

without insurance and driving

under the influence. He

was released on bond.

April 9

• Damage was reported to a

mailbox in the 10900 block

of Pioneer Trail

• Jennifer Cook, 35, of 244

Sangamon Street in Park Forest

was cited at the intersection

of Lincoln Highway and

Windy Hill Drive after she was

allegedly speeding, driving

without insurance and driving

with a license suspended. She

was released on bond.

April 10

• A wallet was reported stolen

from a retail food establishment

in the 21000 block

of South LaGrange Road.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Frankfort

Station’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

Frankfort Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.


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Creating passion with practical learning

Kirsten Onsgard

kirsten@frankfortstation.com

Growing up, I loved

math. I was good at

math. Math made

sense.

Then, I hated math.

This shift happened

right around the seventh

grade, the same age as

the students I spoke with

last week at Summit Hill

Junior High. Algebra I was

tough, abstract. X’s and Y’s

didn’t come with the same

luster of fifth grade handson

activities. By the looks

of every word problem, I

would only to determine the

hypotenuse of a triangle to

calculate the length of an

electrical wire, or the shortest

distance from Point A to

B (the first of which I never

planned on doing, and the

second was a problem for a

GPS).

My Type A personality

— and quarterly quest

for an A — kept me in the

class, not a passion for the

subject. And I certainly

didn’t think it would be

something I would use

regularly.

Of course, I was wrong.

This practical, realworld

application is, in

part, what spurred Summit

Hill seventh-grade science

teacher Roxanne Rodgers

to pursue a grant to install

solar panels on the school’s

roof. The solar panels have

been soaking up the sun —

and creating lots of data —

since late July. This week,

the students began working

with them firsthand. You

can read more in our cover

story on Page 3.

In the classroom, that

meant manipulating the

temperature of tiny UV

beads to determine what

conditions resulted in the

most efficiency. What they

discovered reflected their

results from the large-scale

panels right outside their

window.

My best memories from

the classroom are similar

to that: acting out historical

debates, designing our

own biology experiments,

learning about controversial

scientific issues. Some

of my classmates went on

to become chemists and

lawyers.

For me, those seventhgrade

algebra skills are

essential to understanding

election data. A scientific

skepticism is at the core of

journalism — or for consumers,

separating the

truth from so-called "fake

news."

Rodgers, too, hopes this

isn’t a one-off assignment

for her students. Sure, it’s

fun and incredibly valuable

to manipulate and work

with practical examples of

science, but she hopes this

is more.

Instead, she wants to

inspire a lifelong love for a

subject.

“Lunch with the Bunny!”

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Easter meals, Page 26

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Faith Briefs

American Islamic Association (8860 W. St. Francis

Road, Frankfort)

Daily Prayer Services

For service times, visit www.

AIAmasjid.org.

Jum'ah Prayer Services

Fridays. Sermon at 1:10 p.m. followed

by prayers at 1:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Fellowship (8128 W. Lincoln Highway,

Frankfort)

Group Prayer Meeting

7 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome.

Revolution Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. This youth

ministry is for those in grades 7-12.

Meet for worship, games, food and

Bible study. Enter through the upper-west

doors. For more information,

call (815) 469-0611.

Men’s Prayer Group

8-9 a.m. Saturdays.

Bible Study

9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays. These

small groups meet at the church

and are open to anyone who wants

to attend, offering a place to ask

questions and get answers without

being put on the spot. Coed

groups for students and adults of

all ages are offered along with

men’s and women’s groups. For

more information, call (815) 469-

0611.

International Community Church (200 S. Elsner

Road, Frankfort)

Sunday Service

10 a.m. Nursery available

Highpoint!

10:30 a.m. Sundays. The children’s

church teaches characterbuilding

virtues in a fun and interactive

way.

Impact Student Ministries

7-8:30 p.m. Mondays for high

school and junior high students.

Divorce Care support group

7 p.m. Mondays. For more information

about this divorce support

group, contact the church at (815)

469-1966 or email iccis4me@sbc

global.net.

Grief Matters

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. This small

group is for people coming to

terms with grief. For more information

and meeting location, call

(815) 469-1966.

Frankfort United Methodist Church (215 Linden

Drive, Frankfort)

Worship Service

9-10 a.m. Sundays. For more information,

call (815) 469-5249.

Living Streams / Calvary Chapel (7837 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort)

Midweek Bible Study

7 p.m. Wednesdays. The group

study will focus on Old Testament-

II Kings. For more information,

call (815) 464-5230.

Sunday Morning Service

10 a.m. The weekly service will

focus on Book of Matthew. For

more information, call (815) 464-

5230.

Peace Community Church (21300 S. LaGrange

Road, Frankfort)

Food Pantry

Peace’s food pantry is open the

first Sunday of every month. For

more information on the pantry’s

services, email deacons@peacein

frankfort.org.

Worship Services

9:30 a.m. Sundays. The church

offers a staffed nursery during the

service, Sunday School programs

and biblically based teaching. For

more information, visit www.pea

ceinfrankfort.org.

Healing Hope

7:30-8:30 p.m. every other Sunday

Women’s Bible Study

9:15-11:15 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.

Wednesday

Men’s Meeting

7-8:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Fellowship

Room

The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St., Frankfort)

Spiritual Direction

By appointment. Personal spiritual

direction session for men or

women with a male/female spiritual

director who is fully trained

and experienced with 15 years of

experience. Free will donation.

To register, call (708) 334-1988

or email familyhearthfrankfort@

gmail.com.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177 Luther Lane,

Frankfort)

Divine Worship Service

8 a.m. Sundays

Adult Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Sundays

Children’s Sunday School

9:30 a.m. Sundays

Contemporary Worship Service

10:46 a.m. Sundays

Weight Watchers

9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays

Alcoholics Anonymous

10 a.m.-noon Saturdays

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (12 W. Sauk Trail,

Frankfort)

USO Drop-off

The church serves as a drop-off

location for donations to the USO

from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every weekday.

The church accepts entertainment

items such as movies and

games; food including beef jerky,

powdered drink mix and coffee;

hygiene items such as baby wipes,

shampoo and toothpaste; and miscellaneous

items such as bug spray,

sunscreen and fabric softener. For a

list of things that can and cannot be

donated, or for more information,

call (815) 469-2220.

Sew What?

This is an ongoing gathering for

beginning to advanced sewers that

alternates on Fridays and Saturdays.

For dates and more information,

call (815) 469-2220.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.

Thursdays

Alcoholics Anonymous

7 p.m. Tuesdays. All those currently

struggling or who have

struggled with an alcohol addiction

are welcome. Meetings are confidential.

For more information, call

(815) 469-2220.

Sunday School

9:30-10:45 a.m. Sundays

Sunday Worship with Communion

9:30 a.m. every first Sunday of

the month.

Hickory Creek Community Church (10660 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort)

Ecumenical National Day of Prayer

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May

4 The evening will follow the National

Day of Prayer Task Force

guidelines by praying over the following:

military, media, government,

education, family, churches

and business. There will be special

guest speakers, worship, and

refreshments afterward. For more

information, call (708) 691-5091

or (815) 409-0031.

Study in Thessalonians

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Philbin

Remodeling Company, 9960 191st

Street, Mokena and 10-11:30 a.m.

Thursdays, Together We Cope,

17010 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park.

Every week through April 24,

learn what truths the Apostle Paul

deemed important for all Christians

to be taught. After completing

Thessalonians the Book of

Ephesians will be taught. The same

weekly class is taught on Tuesdays

in Mokena and Thursdays in Tinley

Park. All are invited regardless

of religious affiliations and previous

biblical knowledge. For more

information, email rumps50@sbcglobal.net

or daver@hickorycreek

church.org.

Worship Services

5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m., 11

a.m. Sundays. For more information,

call (815) 469-9496.

Powerzone Kids Ministries

During worship at 5 p.m. Saturday

and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays.

Children newborn to fifth

grade will enjoy age-appropriate

Bible lessons each week. For

more information, call (815) 469-

9496.

Reach Student Ministries

6:45-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Students from sixth grade through

high school can worship, connect

with other students, learn about

God and his word, and enjoy high

energy activities. For more information,

call (815) 469-9496.

Mixed Bible Studies

We have many Bible studies

that meet throughout the week in

the evenings. Contact the church

at (815) 469-9496 for a current

schedule.

Please see faith, 24

In memoriam

Frank Novello

Frank “Frankie” Rocco Novello,

61, of Frankfort died April 3. Novello

was the owner of TURC, Inc.,

property tax specialists in New

Lenox. He is survived by his parents,

Rocco and Bernice; siblings Anthony

and Theresa (Paul); his niece

Christina; his nephews Nick, Joe and

Anthony; his best friend Frank Earullo

Jr.; as well as many colleagues

and friends. Visitation and services

were held April 18 at the Gerardi

Funeral Home in Frankfort. In lieu

of flowers, donations to True Hearts

of Rottweiler Rescue, P. O. Box 424,

Round Lake Beach, IL 60073, www.

horr.org, would be appreciated.

Josephine Czernik

Josephine Czernik (nee Paleczny),

93, of Frankfort, died April 11. She

was born in Chicago on March 6,

1924, and resided in Frankfort for the

last 40 years. She is survived by her

children Christine, Patsy and Peter;

her grandchildren Joseph, Michael

and Lisa; her great-grandchildren

Kayla, Landon, River, Taccoa and

Evangeline; her nephew Joe Paleczny

Jr.; her cousin Walter Plac; and

many friends. A private memorial

service will be held for the immediate

family.

Have someone’s life you’d like to honor?

Email kirsten@frankfortstation.

com with information about a loved

one who was a part of the Frankfort

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Readers’ second-favorite 22nd Century Media competition returns

Vacation Photo

Contest open now

through May 3

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

When it comes to publisher

22nd Century Media’s

annual contests, nothing

can stop the powerhouse

that is the Valentine’s Day

Coloring Contest. It simply

is too hard to compete with

children coloring hearts for

soldiers and veterans.

But running a close (and

respectable) second is the

Vacation Photo Contest —

the submission period for

which is now open.

As always, it all leads up

to 22nd Century Media’s

annual Summer Fun Guide,

which is set to be published

with The Frankfort Station

May 18 — all packed full

of fun things to do this summer

in Frankfort and the

surrounding communities.

That is because tradition

dictates we locate and publish

the area’s best vacation

photo on its cover.

In recognition of this, our

second-favorite contest, we

want to see photos from your

second-favorite vacation.

(Yes, we realize this is ridiculous.

Yes, we realize this is

hard to quantify. Yes, we realize

we have no real way of

knowing. But ... ) We want

photos of those vacations

that maybe were not the best

you ever took but they were

still a respectable amount

of fun, time not completely

Grand Prize Package

• A gift certificate valued at $25 to Odyssey Fun World

19111 Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park.

• A gift certificate for two hours of bowling and shoe

rentals for up to six people on a lane at Laraway Lanes

Entertainment Center, 1009 W. Laraway Road in New

Lenox. The certificate also includes one 12-inch pizza and

one pitcher of pop.

• A family four-pack valued at $200 in gaming to Dave and

Busters, 49 Orland Square Drive in Orland Park.

• Two passes for Emagine Entertainment’s Frankfort

Theatre, 19965 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort.

• A gift certificate good for one session for up to four

people (valued at $70) at BowDoc Archery, 18801 Wolf

Road, Unit 4, in Mokena.

• Gift card for Sizzles, 571 E. Division St. in Lockport

(amount TBD).

• A gift certificate for Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille, 15764 S.

Bell Road in Homer Glen (amount TBD).

wasted, things that made you

grin, if not exactly ear to ear.

Don’t get us wrong. We

still want you to send to us

your absolute best summer

vacation photos, but we

will be giving bonus points

in judging for funny photos

that depict so-so vacations,

and so-so reactions to those

vacations.

Our deadline is noon

Wednesday, May 3.

As always, the grand prizewinning

photo from our seven

southwest suburban towns

will appear on the cover of

our Summer Fun Guide. The

grand prize winner also is

to receive a prize package,

which you can read all about

in the accompanying sidebar.

Other entries also may appear

in the May 18 edition of

The Frankfort Station.

Photos must be submitted

no later than the aforementioned

deadline. To submit a

photo, email bill@opprairie.

com or mail/drop off to Bill

Jones, 22nd Century Media,

11516 W. 183rd St., 3SW,

Orland Park, IL, 60467.

Include your first and last

name, address and a phone

number at which we can

reach you. Physical photographs

will not be returned.

All photos may be posted

on the websites of all seven

newspapers.

Entries will be judged

based on photo quality, originality,

capturing the essence

of vacation, emphasis on

summer and ability to fit the

theme.

Residents of Orland Park,

Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena,

New Lenox, Homer

Glen and Lockport are eligible

to enter.

For more details, visit

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FrankfrtStation or facebook.

com/TheFrankfortStation

faith

From Page 22

Women’s Bible Study

Gathering is typically on

Mondays, Tuesdays and

Fridays at various times

throughout the year. Contact

the church at (815) 469-9496

for a current schedule.

Men’s Bible Study

7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays at

the church. Session is off

the last Saturday of every

month.

Amazing Love Lutheran Church (21301 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort)

Mornings with Mommy

10–11 a.m. first and third

Wednesdays of each month.

The cost to attend the onehour

session is $5 per child

per session, and payments

can be made by cash or

check. Registration is required,

and those interested

may do so online. For more

information, contact program

director Marlena Spurbeck

at marlenaspurbeck@

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Teen Group

Teens in grades 6-12 are

welcome to join. There will

be a meeting with new activities

every second Saturday

of the month. For more

information, visit www.

amazinglove-ministries.org.

Women’s Group

9:30-11:30 a.m. every first

and third Saturday of the

month, at the church. This

semester we will be studying

“Uninvited” by Lysa Ter-

Keurst. More information is

available at the church.

Men’s Group

6:30-8 a.m. every second

and fourth Saturday of the

month, at the church. This

group uses the Men’s Fraternity

curriculum, which is

currently focusing on “Winning

at Work and Home.”

St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 Sauk

Trail, Frankfort)

Mass Service

5 p.m. Saturdays, 7:30

a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 p.m.,

6:30 p.m. Sundays.

Reconciliation

4-4:50 p.m. Saturdays

Pro-Life Rosary Group

7 p.m. every first Monday

of the month in the Padua

Center. This group prays for

the Rosary of Life for the

unborn. If interested in joining,

call (815) 469-3750.

Knights of Columbus

Meetings

7:30 p.m. every second

and fourth Tuesday of the

month in St. Anthony Hall.

The Knights help at parish

functions such as the church

picnic and their annual pancake

breakfast.

Bereavement Support

7 p.m. once a month at

the Padua Center. For more

information, call (815) 469-

3750.

Tuesday Morning Rosary and

Scripture Group

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. To join, call

the Parish Office at (815)

469-3750.

St. Anthony Seniors

Wednesday afternoons

monthly. Seniors gather for

meetings, bingo and more.

For more information, contact

Pat Backus at (708) 720-

9321.

Holy Spirit Prayer Group

7 p.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. Meetings are

open to anyone who would

like to join to grow spiritually

through praise, prayer,

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Lincoln-Way East breathes new life into classic musical

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

Fresh, young and energetic

are not words director Gina

Vitucci said most people usually

use to describe "Oklahoma!"

The 1943 Broadway musical

has been done time and

time again by adults, but

Vitucci said she thinks it’s a

perfect show for high school

students.

“I love 'Oklahoma!' with

young people because it really

is about teenagers,” she

said.

Although the show will be

just the second one Vitucci

has directed, she has a lifelong

passion for theater and

the experience to back it up.

"I love it. It’s my social life.

It’s also my passion. It’s also

my craft that I’m always trying

to perfect,” Vitucci said.

"Oklahoma!" is often considered

one of the classic

musicals. Written by Rodgers

and Hammerstein, the plot

features a love story between

characters Curly McLain and

Laurey Williams.

The part of Curly in East’s

production is played by senior

Collin Kavanaugh, who

has been involved with the

musical productions at East

since his freshman year.

“Musical theater just combines

two of my passions,

singing and acting,” Kavanaugh

said. “Being able to

be up there onstage for two

and a half hours and put on a

show for an audience is really

a cool experience.”

Kavanaugh has also been

involved in many other musical

productions with Curtain

Call Theatre in Mokena

including "Oliver," "The

Sound of Music" and "Joseph

and the Amazing Technicolor

Dreamcoat."

Senior Lindsey Doody,

who transferred to East from

North this year, is playing the

Seniors Collin Kavanaugh (Curly) and Lindsey Doody (Laurey) rehearse "Oklahoma!" April

11 at Lincoln-Way East High School. photos by Amanda stoll/22nd century media

"It’s made this experience

meaningful to them. And, I think

they’re taking a lot of pride in it.”

Gina Vitucci - Director of "Oklahoma!" on the

ensemble cast digging into each character's history

part of Laurey Williams, and

was involved in other high

school shows at North before

coming to East.

“It’s really fun to play really

different people and try

to tap into a different part of

yourself,” Doody said.

She said it’s also fun to see

other students acting onstage

as something completely different

from their normal personalities

and watching some

students come out of their

shell.

In addition to "Oklahoma!"

being a great way for students

to learn about the origins of

musical theater, Vitucci said

it was a great show that gets a

lot of students involved.

The show incorporates students

from both North and

East, so she said they wanted

to pick a show where a lot of

students could be onstage.

"Oklahoma!"

Lincoln-Way East Fine

Arts Center

201 Colorado Ave,

Frankfort

Show times:

7 p.m. Thursday, April 20

7 p.m. Friday, April 21

7 p.m. Saturday, April 22

3 p.m. Sunday, April 23

Cost: $10

Tickets: www.lwemusic.

org

“I think the amount of people

up onstage kind of gives it

more of a real life [feel]” Kavanaugh

said. “For example,

we’re at a party scene and

you don’t usually have like

four people — the main characters

— at a party. There’s,

obviously, going to be tons of

people.”

While all of the students

onstage may not have character

names in the script or

speaking roles, Vitucci said it

was important to her that the

students dig into the meaning

of the show.

“I think they’ve enjoyed

learning about these people,”

Vitucci said. "You have to

learn a little bit about history

and learning what kind

of people these are, what

they’ve been through, really

digging into the meaning of

the show and not just treating

like a beautiful concert

with some lovely singing and

dancing. But, who are these

characters?”

To help the students in the

ensemble cast get into the

show, she said she had each

of them create a character

with a name and backstory.

“I think they liked that, and

I think it’s made this experience

meaningful to them,”

Vitucci said. “And, I think

they’re taking a lot of pride

in it.”

Freshman Anmarie

D’Ortenzio, who is playing the

part of Aunt Eller in the show,

said she thinks the ensemble

cast is a great way for students

who don’t have as much free

time to still be onstage.

The cast sings during a rehearsal for Lincoln-Way East's

spring musical, "Oklahoma!" The group will perform at 7

p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Seniors Lindsey Doody (Laurey) and Kelli Arseneau (Ado

Annie) rehearse the song "I Can't Say No."

“I think that gives an opportunity

for kids to explore

theater, which is great,”

D’Ortenzio said.

D’Ortenzio said she enjoys

theater because it gives her a

way to express herself while

hanging out with her friends.

“All my best friends are

in theater and it’s so fun,”

D’Ortenzio said.

Sam Ruby, who is playing

the part of peddler Ali Hakim,

said he enjoys the characters

in the musical, as well

as the music itself.

"There are just little fun

things to work with in the

musical like different kinds

of props and the different sets

and the different things you

can do behind the scenes of

the actual plot that’s taking

place,” said the Lincoln-Way

East sophomore.

Senior Kelli Arseneau,

who is playing the role of

Ado Annie, said the show

doesn’t have any flashy sets

so it’s all about the acting and

performance onstage.

“It’s always fun to see the

show from where it starts to

where it grows to and just to

be able to share that production

with everyone,” Arseneau

said.

The students will perform

"Oklahoma!" at 7 p.m. on

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

as well as a matinee

show at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

"I am so excited for people

to see it,” D'Ortenzio

said. "I think everyone is

going to feel that energy

and just energetic vibe out

in the audience they’re going

to realize ‘wow, this is

great.’”


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the dish

Smallcakes offers quality, community atmosphere in Orland Park

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

The sweet smell of freshly

baked cake and sugary icing

wafts over customers,

as they wait in line for cupcakes.

Becky Gross, 57, of

Midlothian, and her friend

Charlene Andrew, 58, enjoyed

Choco-Holic cupcakes

March 29 at the newly

opened Smallcakes in Orland

Park.

The newest location of the

franchise store is thanks to

Matt Hackney. The former

commercial banker knew if

he could find the right home

for his newest business venture

it would do well. He

found that home in Orland

Park.

Hackney opened Smallcakes

to the public March

25 at 14225 95th Ave., Suite

414. Hackney said what set

Smallcakes apart from other

franchise ventures was the

amount of freedom with the

business.

“If you go to different

Smallcakes throughout the

country, they all look and

feel a bit different, because

the business owner has complete

control over marketing,

how they want the store

to look and the size of the

store,” Hackney said. “You

can do whatever you want.”

Smallcakes is a franchise

from the original concept

by Jeff Martin. Martin competed

on the Food Network’s

“Cupcake Wars” during the

show’s first, second and seventh

seasons, according to

the official Smallcakes website.

The original location

opened in Overland Park,

Kansas, and has blossomed

into more than 160 locations

worldwide.

Hackney found Smallcakes

while he was working

with a client and immediately

saw the bakery’s value.

“We really brand ourselves

Smallcakes offers these Hot Fudge Sundae cupcakes

($3.75), which feature chocolate topped with buttercream

frost, drizzled in hot fudge, sprinkled with roasted pecans

and topped with a cherry.

to be premium quality,”

Hackney said. “So, when you

get in there, you’re guaranteed

a freshly baked cupcake

every day — that day.”

The only requirement is

that franchise owners use

Martin’s recipes. Those recipes

are battle tested, which

made Smallcakes a safe bet

for Hackney. He also will be

serving one of Smallcakes

newest ventures: ice cream.

The ultra-creamy ice cream

is mixed with cupcakes to

give it a thick enough consistency

that it will not slide

off a customer’s spoon,

Hackney said.

“When people come in,

I want them to know that

they’re getting top-quality

products,” he added.

In Hackney’s search for

the perfect location for his

new store he wanted a community

that would be receptive

to this type of establishment.

“I also wanted a community

that was engaging, that

had a good chamber of commerce,

had a good location

with a lot of foot traffic,”

Hackney said. “I wanted

a community that needed

something like this, too, that

wasn’t oversaturated with

cupcakes.”

Smallcakes

14225 95th Ave., Suite

414, in Orland Park

Temporary Hours

• 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday- Saturday

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

• Closed Monday and

Tuesday

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 590-6403

Web: facebook.com/

smallcakesorland

Hackney looked at multiple

towns, but Orland Park

— and that particular location

— had the most potential

for Hackney, in terms of

ease of access and foot traffic.

During the shop’s first

three days of business, it

sold out each night. Hackney

was forced to shorten

hours temporarily in order to

deal with the high demand.

Hackney added that once he

gets everything leveled, he is

planning to partner with local

businesses in the area to

donate any unused cupcakes

at the end of the day.

Hackney’s short list includes

nonprofit organizations

like The Bridge Teen

Center and potentially the

Matt Hackney (middle), owner of Smallcakes in Orland Park, helps customers March 29 at

the recently opened location. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

Sam Rodriguez, 23, adds icing to the store’s Birthday cupcakes ($3.75) — one of 12

signature flavors Smallcakes offers.

University of Chicago Medicine

building. While there

are no agreements in place

yet, Hackney said he is confident

that when everything

settles down, he should be

able to come to agreements

with local nonprofits.

Hackney is focused on

getting everything running

smoothly before the planned

grand opening Saturday,

April 29.

Andrew said she came

with her daughter on the first

day the store was open and

brought Gross along with

her for a second tasting.

“We’re connoisseurs of

cupcakes,” Andrew said,

adding she and Gross try

cupcakes across the state.

Andrew and Gross both

gave their seals of approval.

“I was just telling [Gross]

I was having a hard time eating

just one,” Andrew said.


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The Dish

Primal Cut Steakhouse realizes the vision of its co-owners

Mix of classics,

diversification key

for new upscale

Tinley eatery

Thomas Czaja

Contributing Editor

Approximately six years

ago, a chef entered a steakhouse

in Chicago, where he

met another chef working as

a dining room captain.

Little did Paul Spass know

when he sat down and became

a regular customer of

Mark Dewar’s that evening

that the two would become

friends and ultimately business

partners, one day opening

their own restaurant together.

The dream of restaurant

ownership for Spass became

a reality when he and Dewar

held the soft opening for The

Primal Cut Steakhouse in

Tinley Park in late March.

“I saw the ‘for rent’ sign

in the window and decided

to give it a shot and roll the

dice,” said Spass, who has a

background as a pastry chef.

Since then, the steakhouse

has gradually come together

and opened for its full range

of hours, offering locals a

chance to come in and try

the menu designed by Dewar,

the executive chef there

with 32 years of experience.

For Dewar — who along

with Spass is a graduate of

Johnson & Wales University

with a culinary degree — a

call from his one-time customer

this past September

was the initial tipping point

toward agreeing to the venture.

“Believe it or not, I was

raised two blocks away

[from the restaurant],”

Dewar said. “So, it’s kind

of like a coming home-type

thing. ... We sat down and

talked, and the numbers we

The jumbo Alaskan red king crab legs (market price) is

served with drawn butter.

crunched seemed correct.

So, we figured, let’s give it

a whirl.”

A point of emphasis for

Spass was bringing an upscale

establishment to Tinley

and the surrounding southwest

suburban communities.

“I think the neighborhood

and area really deserved it,”

Spass said. “There’s just no

place like this unless you

go downtown or to Oak

Brook.”

To that end, Spass had a

vision of how he wanted the

interior of the restaurant to

look. He did not hire a designer

to lay everything out;

rather, he figured it out himself

using a blend of ideas

from what he had seen over

the years at different restaurants.

“We tried to create a

downtown feel here in Tinley

Park, with the rose brick,

the stone, the barn wood,” he

said.

When it comes to the

menus, Dewar said he kept

things straightforward, with

nothing flashy, since “meat

is the primary focus” of a

steakhouse.

A lunch highlight is The

Primal Cut Burger ($14),

which features stacked

burger patties weighing in

at three-quarters of a pound,

each topped with American,

Gruyère and blue chees,

finished with a mound of

coleslaw on top, served with

French fries.

“The end result is a leaning

tower of goodness,”

Dewar said.

The executive chef added

another focus with his

food program was to add

the highest quality products

available. He did not want

The Primal Cut’s meats sitting

on a semi-truck from

California to the Midwest.

So, he sources “pretty much

everything” on the menu

from within 30 miles of the

restaurant.

The results show, with

“the proof in the pudding,”

he said.

“We’re not here to, per se,

reinvent the wheel, because

the wheel is not broken,”

Dewar said.

While the lunch menu was

designed with both accessibility

and efficiency in mind,

at the same time adhering

to the principle of a kitchen

where everything is prepared

fresh in the moment, the dinner

menu maintains classic

offerings, including filet mignon

($29 for petite, $39 for

king), New York strip ($25

The petite filet mignon ($29) — accompanied by choice of baked potato or hand-cut

fries, along with a house salad or cup of Primal Cut beef vegetable soup — is one of the

signature dinner entrees at The Primal Cut Steakhouse in Tinley Park.

Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

for petite, $38 for king) and

rib-eye ($28 for petite, $50

for king).

In addition, The Primal

Cut Steakhouse prides itself

on diversifying these dishes

through its dry-aged offerings,

which concentrates and

saturates the natural flavor

while tenderizing the texture

of each meat.

The signature dry-aged

prime bone-in rib-eye ($54

for 28 ounces) and signature

dry-aged prime bone-in

New York strip ($48 for 16

ounces) are the end results

of that effort. And they

stand out, according to the

proprietors.

“No one in the area really

has a dry-aged program like

this,” Dewar said.

Those preferring not to

go the steak route can find

alternatives like the chicken

Marsala ($22), matched

with smashed red bliss potato,

or the shellfish cioppino

($29) — a dish with

mussels, shrimp, tuna salmon

and cod, combined and

simmered in a fennel-laced

plum tomato broth.

Of course, no menu is

complete without dessert.

Spass has expertise in that

realm, and the pickings at

The Primal Cut in that regard

are numerous.

Currently, crème brulee

($6), New York cheesecake

($7) and Key lime pie ($7)

are some of the listed items,

with a chocolate mousse cake

— which will be made with a

very fine Swiss chocolate, according

to Spass — planned

for the menu, as well.

“All our desserts are made

in house, fresh,” Spass said.

“The dessert menu will

change depending on the

day.”

So far, feedback has been

positive, with diners happy

the building was revamped

with a formal atmosphere,

Spass said.

“I think the response has

been very good, and we’re

very excited about it,” he

said.

As the business continues

The Primal Cut Steakhouse

17344 Oak Park Ave. in

Tinley Park

Hours

• 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday

and Saturday

For more information ...

Web: www.

primalcutsteakhouse.

com

Phone: (708) 407-8150

to grow, one main component

the owners look to add

“hopefully in the short future”

is a rooftop patio to the

corner of the building.

Ultimately, it all goes back

to Spass’ message of providing

a downtown experience

out in the suburbs at an affordable

rate.

“We just really want to target

the market we went after

and provide quality service,

quality food and a beautiful

environment for the patrons,”

Spass said.


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20. Frankfort’s ____

Garden Party

22. There’s only one in

Maine

24. Anatomical pockets

26. Catalina for example

27. Deck marker,

maybe

32. Fencing sticks

33. Legal summons

34. League members

36. Emit lava

37. Below, in text

38. “Guilty,” e.g.

42. Pig homes

43. Burns and Allen,

e.g.

44. Inclined

48. Frankfort Country

Club

50. Skin cream

51. Sound boomerang

52. Central American

citizen

55. Flee from jail

60. Flight board abbreviation

61. About

63. Cement

64. Catcher

65. Athletes often have

trouble with them

66. Like a shoe

67. Have being

68. 50 yard ___

69. Famous fiddler

Down

1. Sullivan had a really

big one

2. Aaron Spelling’s

daughter

3. Acquire by labor

4. Stallion motion

5. Eat dinner

6. Indexes

7. Greasy

8. Sing the blues

9. Fit for farming

10. One who receives a

bond

11. Shoelace tips

13. Elegant in appearance

15. Sacred places

21. Cheer

23. Nile biter

25. Kitty treat

27. Fox competitor

28. Heidi’s milieu

29. Regret bitterly

30. Dawn’s moisture

31. 3.26 light-years

35. Barker or Kettle

37. Computer people

38. Superhero punch

sound

39. Island chain

40. And so forth

41. Pump

42. Impinged

43. Drooping eyelid,

medically

44. Goddess of wisdom

45. Whistle blower

46. Inherent

47. Showed the way

49. ``___ walks in

beauty’’

53. Drink garnish

54. Surface

56. “Time’s a-wastin’!”

57. Possessing the knowhow

58. Something comparable

59. Taro

62. Tree type

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort; (815)

464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.

Free to play.

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708) 478-

3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St.,

Mokena; (708) 478-

8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

Fridays and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

Jenny’s Southside Tap

(10160 191st St.,

Mokena; (708) 479-6873)

■9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Karaoke

■Fridays ■ and Saturdays:

Live bands

TINLEY PARK

Bailey’s Bar & Grill

(17731 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 429-

7955)

■9 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Karaoke

■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Trivia

■10 ■ p.m. Fridays: DJ

Dance Party

■9:30 ■ p.m. Saturdays:

Live Music

Ed & Joe’s Restaurant &

Pizzeria

(17332 S. Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 532-

3051)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Team Trivia

Intimo Lounge

(7068 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 444-4470)

■Wednesdays: ■

Live music

featuring Justin Griffen

Tinley Park Bowl

(7601 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 532-2955)

■10 ■ p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays:

Cosmic Bowl

To place an event

in The Scene, email

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.

com

answers

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has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

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Distinctive Home Builders

continues to add high quality

homes to the Manhattan

landscape at Prairie Trails; its

latest new home community,

located within the highly-regarded

Lincoln-Way School

District. Many families are

happy to call Prairie Trails

home and are pleased that

Distinctive is able to deliver a

new home with zero punch list

items in 90 days. Before closing,

each home undergoes an

industry-leading checklist that

ensures each home measures

up to the firm’s high quality

standards.

“Actually our last average

was 81 working days from excavation

to receiving a home

occupancy permit - without

sacrificing quality,” said Bryan

Nooner, president of Distinctive

Home Builders. “Everyone

at the company works

extremely hard to continually

achieve this delivery goal for

our homeowners. Our three

decades building homes provides

this efficient construction

system. Many of our

skilled craftsmen have been

working with our company for

Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model

over 20 years. We also take

pride on having excellent communicators

throughout our

organization. This translates

into a positive buying and

building experience for our

homeowners and one of the

highest referral rates in the industry

for Distinctive.”

In all, buyers can select

from 13 ranch, split-level and

six two-story single-family

home styles; each offering

three to eight different exterior

elevations. The three- to

four-bedroom homes feature

two to two-and-one-half

baths, two- to three-car garages

and a family room, all in

approximately 1,600 to over

3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included

in most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new

home truly personalized to

suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of

the first floor; custom maple

cabinets; ceramic tile or hardwood

floors in the kitchen,

baths and foyer; genuine wood

trim and doors; granite countertops

and concrete driveways

can all be yours at Prairie

Trails. All home sites at Prairie

Trails can accommodate a

three-car garage; a very important

amenity to the Manhattan

homebuyer, according

to Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails we wanted to provide

the best new home value for

the dollar and we feel with

offering Premium Standard

Features that we do just that.

So why wait? This is truly the

best time to build your dream

home!”

Distinctive offers custom

maple kitchen cabinets featuring

solid wood construction

(no particle board), have solid

wood drawers with dove tail

joints, which is very rare in the

marketplace. “When you buy

a new home from Distinctive,

you truly are receiving custom

made cabinets in every home

we sell no matter what the

price range,” noted Nooner.

Nooner added that all

homes are highly energy efficient.

Every home built will

have upgraded wall and ceiling

insulation values with

Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model

energy efficient windows and

high efficiency furnaces. Before

homeowners move into

their new home, Distinctive

Home Builders conducts a

blower door test that pressurizes

the home to ensure that

each home passes a set of very

stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

Typically a wide variety of

homes are available to tour

that include ranch and twostory

homes.

Distinctive is also offering

a brand new home, the

Stonegrove, a 3,000 square

foot open concept home with a

split foyer entry, formal living

and dining rooms, a two-story

great room, four bedrooms

and an upstairs laundry room.

Distinctive also offers Appbased

technology allowing its

homeowners to be updated

on the progress of their new

home 24 hours a day, seven

days a week at the touch of a

button.

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live featuring a

20-acre lake on site, as well

as direct access to the 22-mile

Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through

many neighboring communities

and links to many other

popular trails. The Manhattan

Metra station is also nearby.

Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive

Home Builders has

built hundreds of homes

throughout Manhattan in the

Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well

as thousands in the Will and

south Cook county areas over

the past 30 years.

Visit the on-site sales information

center for unadvertised

specials and view the numerous

styles of homes being

offered and the available lots.

Call (708) 737-9142 for more

information or visit us online

at www.distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails

new home information center

is located three miles south

of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. The

address is 16233 Pinto Lane,

Manhattan, IL, 60422. Open

Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

and always available by

appointment. Specials, prices,

specifications, standard features,

model offerings, build

times and lot availability are

subject to change without notice.

Please contact a Distinctive

representative for current

pricing and complete details.


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• 1022 Hornbeam Court,

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— Donald J. Seefeldt to

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• 21362 Georgetown

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• 7202 Southwick Drive,

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Sean Mcclowry to Daniel

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$348,000

• 8233 W. Norwood Drive,

Frankfort, 60423-8180

— Mcgee Trust to Mary V

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• 132 Center Road,

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— Patrick Daly to Peter

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P/T wkdays. No

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Spray License Helpful

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Frankfort (815)277-2092

Para Espanol (708)941-9254

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ES-

TATE of 880 Saint Andrews Way,

Frankfort, IL 60423 (Residential).

On the 27th day of April, 2017 to

be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N.

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet,

IL 60432, under Case Title: FED-

ERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE

ASSOCIATION (â! œFANNIE

MAEâ! ›), A CORPORATION

ORGANIZED AND EXISTING

UNDER THE LAWS OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Plaintiff V.EDWARD I.RAPPA-

PORT; EVELYN H. RAPPA-

PORT, INDIVIDUALLY AND

AS TRUSTEE OF THE EVELYN

H. RAPPAPORT DECLARA-

TION OF TRUST DATED MAY

13, 1998, EVELYN H.RAPPA-

PORT, TRUSTEE; TOWN CEN-

TER BANK; PRESTWICK

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-

TION; Defendant.

Case No. 15CH 1411 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial

Circuit, Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

For Information Please Contact:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND

ASSOCIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

2701 Property for

Sale

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ES-

TATE of 21278 Brittany Drive,

Frankfort, IL 60423 (Single Family).

On the 11th day of May, 2017

to be held at 12:00 noon, at the

Will County Courthouse Annex, 57

N. Ottawa Street, Room 201,

Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title:

PNC Bank, National Association

Plaintiff V.Ayoola O.Alabi aka

Ayoola Tony Alabi aka Ayoola A.

Alabi aka Ayoola Alabi; Onome O.

Alabi aka Onome Alabi; Plank

Trail Estates Homeowners Association;

PNC Bank, National Association,

successor by merger toNational

City Bank, successor by

merger to MidAmerica Bank, FSB;

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 16CH 0306 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial

Circuit, Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

For Information Please Contact:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

2701 Property for

Sale

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS )

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-

CUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORT-

GAGE ASSOCIATION

(â! œFANNIE MAEâ! ›), ACOR-

PORATION ORGANIZED AND

EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS

OF THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA

Plaintiff,

vs.

EDWARD I. RAPPAPORT; EVE-

LYN H. RAPPAPORT, INDI-

VIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE

OF THE EVELYN H. RAPPA-

PORT DECLARATION OF

TRUST DATED MAY 13, 1998,

EVELYN H. RAPPAPORT,

TRUSTEE; TOWN CENTER

BANK; PRESTWICK HOME-

OWNERS ASSOCIATION;

Defendant.

No. 15 CH 1411

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 23rd day of

January, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 27th day of

April, 2017 ,commencing at 12:00

o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 59, IN ARTHUR T. MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANYâ! S

PRESTWICK UNIT NO. 5, BE-

ING ASUBDIVISION OF PART

OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SEC-

TION 25, IN TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, AND IN RANGE 12,

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCI-

PAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING

TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-

CORDED AUGUST 20, 1969, AS

DOCUMENT NO. R69-15466, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

880 Saint Andrews Way, Frankfort,

IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

2703 Legal

Notices

Residential

P.I.N.:

19-09-25-402-010-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE

CONTACT:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND

ASSOCIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS )

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-

CUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PNC Bank, National Association

Plaintiff,

vs.

Ayoola O. Alabi aka Ayoola Tony

Alabi aka Ayoola A. Alabi aka

Ayoola Alabi; Onome O. Alabi aka

Onome Alabi; Plank Trail Estates

Homeowners Association; PNC

Bank, National Association, successor

by merger toNational City

Bank, successor by merger toMi-


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dAmerica Bank, FSB; Unknown

Owners and Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 16 CH 0306

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 10th day of

February, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 11th day of

May, 2017 ,commencing at 12:00

o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 89INPLANK TRAIL ES-

TATES PHASE 1, BEING A

SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTH-

EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24,

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE

12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRIN-

CIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORD-

ING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF

RECORDED APRIL 13, 2000 AS

DOCUMENT NUMBE R

R2000-37923, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

21278 Brittany Drive, Frankfort,

IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

00-09-24-404-006-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

Automotive

Real Estate

2703 Legal

Notices

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE

CONTACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL OF

PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that pursuant

toSection 4of the Self-Storage

Facility Act, State ofIllinois, Becubed

Frankfort, LLC will dispose

of entire contents of the leased unit

specified below by on-line auction

on 9-May 2017 At 9:00 am CST at

www.storagetreasures.com. The

leased unit tobeauctioned inaccordance

herein and tenant of record

is: Unit 439, Ricardo Mendez

2900

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76”Wx 45”L $35.

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“harmony, love, happiness,

tranquility.” Antique copper

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for an exchange for arefill for

grill or heaters $5 each.

630.639.0638

Doughboy’s collector calender

from Danbury Mint asking

$80. 815.464.6176

Evolution in pool ladder 54”

heavy duty $25. Fit bit flex, 12

colorful bands $10. Watch, 7

colorful bands $10.

708.494.1913

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heavy duty $25. Fit Bit flex, 12

colorful bands $10. Watch, 7

colorful bands $10.

708.494.1913

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708.602.4689

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Will text or email pictures.

708.715.0887

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708.798.9755

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high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Lincoln-Way East

Varsity Athletics

Boys baseball

Lincoln-Way East 7, Minooka

3

Mike Wallance had a

game-winning RBI when he

was hit by a pitch with the

bases loaded during the Griffins’

April 13 win. Jake Pomykalski

had 2 doubles.

Boys tennis

Lincoln-Way East 7, Sandburg

0

Singles players Ryan

Mitchell and doubles Matt

Zuccato and Weston Dell led

Boys volleyball

Brother Rice 23-25, 25-12,

25-14 over Lincoln-Way East

Jake Snyder had 30 assists

in the April 11 loss.

Boys water polo

Lincoln-Way East 20, Stagg 5

Jonathan Limp had 9 steals

and Jason Parkinson added 5

assists April 10. Andrew Brozovic

scored 5 goals.

Lincoln-Way East 13, Central

1

Andrew Brozovic scored

4 goals and Jason Parkinson

and Tom Trojniar both added

one in the April 11 win.

Girls badminton

Lincoln-Way East 7, Lincoln-

Way West 8

Doubles Savanna Watson

and Veda Prestamer won in

three games, and Prestamer

also won in three games in

singles during the tight April

11 matchup.

Girls softball

Lincoln-Way East 3, Marist 7

Christine Malito went 2

for 3 with 3 RBIs and Alex

Storako (2 for 4) had six

strikeouts during the April 11

nonconference loss.

Lincoln-Way East 3, Plainfield

Central 4

Allison Jaquith went 2 for

3 in the April 12 loss.

Lincoln-Way East 1, Wheaton

Warrenville South 0

Bianca Galassini, Caroline

Kilrea, Emily Scianna, and

Anna Power scored in a 4-2

penalty kick shootout April

13 in the win. Goalie Maria

Fields recorded a shutout.

Girls water polo

Lincoln-Way East 16, Stagg 7

Reis Parkinson added 3

and Paige Ruffner, Jess Wolf,

Sarah Jackson and Claire

Fries all scored 2 goals in the

April 10 win. Paige Spacek

had 5 saves in the goal.

Providence Catholic

High School Varsity

Athletics

Boys baseball

Providence 9, Bishop

McNamara 2

Frankfort resident Logan

Anderson of Frankfort hit a

3-run home run to break open

the game and lead the April

10 win in New Lenox. Dylan

Gorski and Josh Mrozek added

two hits in the win.

Providence 14, St. Joe’s 3

Gaosh Williams contributed

to the April 12 blowout by

registering two hits, including

a 3-run home run. Logan

Anderson added a double,

and Bryce Barnett drove in

three on his own double.

Boys Track and Field

Providence finishes first at

Lemont Invitational

Frankfort resident Lucas

Weaver was a first-place

medalist in the pole vault and

discus during the Thursday,

April 13 Lemont Invitational.

The Celtics scored 192 points

total, which was 34 points

better than runner-up St.

Laurence.

This week in

Griffins Varsity

Athletics

Badminton

■April ■ 20 - host Andrew,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 21 - host Joliet Central,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 26 - at SouthWest

Suburban Conference

Tournament, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball

■April ■ 20 - host Homewood-

Flossmoor, 4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 21 - at Lincoln-Way

Central, 7 p.m.

■April ■ 22 - at Lemont,

10 a.m.

■April ■ 25 - host Sandburg,

4:30 p.m.

volleyball

From Page 54

we continually take a step

forward.”

After dropping the opener,

Providence had five leads in

Set 2. But they were all by a

point, and the score was tied

at every point through 7-7.

Then, junior middle hitter

Mike Herlihy (8 kills) had

two kills, as East jumped out

to an 11-8 advantage.

Ahead 12-11, Piet had a

kill, and junior middle hitter

Caden Wise put down a block

to help the Griffins to a 15-11

lead. Trailing 19-15, senior

outside hitter Nick Noonan

knocked a kill in a 3-0 run

that closed Providence within

19-18.

There would be no tie

for the Celtics, however, as

senior outside hitter Jason

Szara smacked a kill and Piet

pounded another for a 21-18

lead. A long serve closed the

Celtics back within 2 points,

but a return into the net gave

the serve back to East. Piet

produced another kill and

then was able to redirect a

ball at the net for another one

and a 24-19 lead.

A net violation let Providence

hang round for another

point, but Piet pinged the

match-winning kill to give

the Griffins their first victory

Girls soccer

■April ■ 25 - at Lincoln-Way

West, 6:15 p.m.

Girls softball

■April ■ 20 - host Sandburg,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 24 - host Plainfield

South, 4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 25 - host Stagg,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 26 - at Minooka,

4:30 p.m.

Boys tennis

■April ■ 20 - at Thornwood,

4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 22 - at Oswego Quad,

8:30 a.m.

■April ■ 25 - at Lincoln-Way

since the second day of the

Wheaton-Warrenville South

Tiger Classic on April 1.

“We came out of a timeout

[at 19-18], and coach [Fiore]

said to be aggressive,” Piet

said of his play down the

stretch. “I just took advantage

of the opportunity.

“It’s a fun little rivalry

playing Providence. In my

second year of playing club

ball, when I was 13, I was

coached by coach Klaver, so

that was neat to play them.

We just have to keep working

hard to get better.”

Patterson had two kills and

a block in the early going of

the opener to help Providence

to a 3-2 lead. But Piet produced

a pair of kills, and senior

setter Jake Snyder (17 assists,

2 kills, 3 blocks) served

an ace, as the Griffins gathered

four straight points to

take the lead for good at 6-3.

During that stretch, however,

East junior middle hitter

Luis Zavala twisted his left

ankle. He was taken out and

didn’t return. He likely was

going to sit out East’s match

the next night against Wheaton-Warrensville

South at

Lewis University, but hoped

to be back this week.

Leading 8-7, the Griffins

went on a 9-2 blitz for a

17-9 lead. Sophomore defensive

specialist Danny Pacini

(9 digs) had an ace in that

West, 4:30 p.m.

■April ■ 25 - at Downers Grove

South, 6 p.m.

Boys track and field

■April ■ 21 - at Tinley Park

Invite, 4:45 p.m.

■April ■ 25 - at Bradley-

Bourbonnais/Thornwood

SWSC Tri, 4:30 p.m.

Girls track and field

■April ■ 22 - at Glenbard West,

9:30 a.m.

Boys volleyball

■April ■ 20 - host Andrew, 5:30

p.m.

■April ■ 21 - at Brother Rice

Smack Attack Invite, 5 p.m.

Lincoln-Way East’s Danny

Pacini serves. Julie

McMann/22nd Century Media

stretch. The Celtics chipped

away and closed back within

20-17, as sophomore middle

hitter Ike Papes (4 kills)

pounded a kill and Noonan

negotiated a block. But Herlihy

and Snyder each had a

pair of kills, and Providence

committed a net violation on

set point to end the opener.

East coach Kris Fiore,

who coached the Griffins to

the state title in 2014, was

glad to get Providence on

the schedule.

■April ■ 22 - at Brother Rice

Smack Attack Invite, 9 a.m.

■April ■ 25 - host Lockport,

5:30 p.m.

Boys water polo

■April ■ 25 - at Lincoln-Way

West, 5 p.m.

Girls water polo

■April ■ 20 - at Andrew, 5 p.m.

■April ■ 21 - at Naperville

Central Quad, 7:30 p.m.

■April ■ 22 - at Naperville

Central Quad, 10:30 a.m.

■April ■ 22 - at Naperville

Central Quad, 12:10 p.m.

■April ■ 25 - host Lincoln-Way

West, 5 p.m.

“They’re a competitive

program that is just down the

street,” he said of the Celtics.

“They were playing some

great defense. But for us,

we’re still a work in progress.

We had a new lineup [against

Providence], and we’re still

tweaking to get the right

group.

“We graduated four starters

from last year, and have had

a brutal stretch of matches.

It doesn’t get any easier. We

just have to focus on playing

better defense and putting

down our shots on offense.”

The day before, April

12, the Celtics traveled to

Loyola and lost 25-19, 25-22.

On Tuesday, April 11, East

hosted only its second home

match of the season. Despite

30 assists from Snyder, the

Griffins fell to Brother Rice

by scores of 25-23, 12-25,

14-25.

Providence stayed local

to start this week by hosting

Lincoln-Way Central

on Monday, April 17, and

Andrew on Tuesday, April

18. The Griffins hosted Andrew

in a key SouthWest

Suburban Conference match

on Thursday, April 20. Both

East and the Celtics are at

the always-tough Brother

Rice Smack Attack this Friday,

April 21, and Saturday,

April 22.


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What is it like as a

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I feel like senior year

should feel natural for me.

But a lot of things are different

this year; I kind of

feel like a freshman, almost.

The way practice is

run now is different, and

I’m doing a lot of different

events — and also the same

events. It’s interesting, it’s

different.

But the year flew by; it’s

crazy.

How have things

changed?

The workouts are a little

different. We do a lot of

strength training and longer

workouts. It’s definitely preparing

us for outdoor.

You’ve been to state all

three years. What have

you learned from those

experiences?

Those two days — the

prelims and finals — are

your days to shine. You put

it all out there. You’ve been

training for months, so you

know what you’re capable

of. You just have to execute

that day.

It’s kind of calming,

knowing that I’ve been there

before, so I know what I

need to do that day.

How have you improved

over the years?

Running the 400 meter, it’s

really a mental race as well

as physical. Over the years,

I think I’ve gained a lot of

mental toughness on what

I’m capable of doing, and just

pushing myself. Although it

hurts, I can push through the

pain and reach my goals.

How’s the season been

going so far?

Indoor season went well.

A lot of our seniors graduated

last year. There’s opportunities

for freshman and

people who are new to the

team to contribute.

Everybody’s just been improving

each week. It’s really

just working toward our goals

for outdoors. Each week has

been better, and we’ve improved

our marks. There’s

been individual growth as

well as team growth.

Have you stepped up

into a leadership role?

During practice, I know

a lot of the underclassmen

are watching me. I try to

show them the ropes and

do my best in practice, as

well in the meets to make

sure they’re doing what they

[need to do], and I’m doing

what I [need to do].

What is key to your

success this year?

State’s the same every

year. I just have to focus

on me, and what I’m trying

to achieve, personally. If I

keep a good mindset and

I’m focused on my goals

for state, then I’ll be fine.

As a team unit, there’s a

lot of different events this

year we’ll do well at state.

So it’s just making sure everyone

is putting in their best

effort at practice, as well as

at all the meets, so we can all

reach our goal for state.

What’s your personal

goal?

I’m planning on doing the

high jump and the 400 meter

at state, hopefully. I obviously

want to PR and shoot

for the goals.

What has kept you in

track and field since

sixth grade?

When I started running

track, I was like, “wow, this

is such an awesome sport,

there’s so many events, and

so many different things you

can try.”

When I got to high school,

it became more serious and

it was a lot more difficult. I

realized I really had a love

for the sport, and there’s

something about it. I guess

it’s the idea of always push-

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ing yourself each meet to be

better that stuck to me —

that constant improvement,

trying to PR, move forward

and progress. That pushed

me to keep doing track, because

I always like to be better

and do better.

What are your plans for

after high school?

I committed to the University

of Illinois Urbana-

Champaign. I’m going to be

running track there.

It was a really good academic

and athletic balance

for me. I knew a lot of the

girls on the track team, and

the coaches were really

genuine. I want to go into

engineering, and they have

an amazing engineering program.

So it was the right fit.

As of right now, I think

I want to go into chemical

engineering. I’ve just had an

increasing love for chemistry.

My teacher, Mrs. [April]

Richter, she really encourages

engineering as a career

choice.

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Girls Water Polo

Central edges out East in 9-7 loss against former teammates

Jeff Vorva, Freelance Reporter

The closing of Lincoln-

Way North last June and

its impact on athletes and

coaches is old news.

Most sports have settled

in and athletes have gotten

used to the displacements

and switches.

But there was one spring

sport in which athletes and

coaches felt a little funny

when they played each

other. The water polo community

is still getting used

to the changes as evidenced

in Lincoln-Way Central’s

home 9-7 victory over

Lincoln-Way East on April

11 in a battle for the South-

West Suburban Conference

lead.

East now has a bunch

of former North players

on the squad. Central now

has a group of former East

players on its team. And

the coaches? Former North

coach Kendra Will is now

at East while her former

assistants, Pam Dettman

and Pat Shaughnessy are

head and assistant coaches

respectively at Central. All

three led North to a state

appearance in 2016 and the

three were back on different

sides of the pool for this

battle.

“It was weird at first,”

said Nicole McCabe, a former

East standout who had

five goals including the goal

with 3:17 left that broke a

7-7 tie game. “It was fun.

We were cracking a lot of

jokes.’’

“Some of the girls on East

were my best friends,” teammate

Caroline Heathcock

added. “It was definitely

tough to play them, especially

when you know their

skill sets. I played with them

last year, and I played with

them in the club season. We

knew it was going to be pretty

evenly matched.’’

“Some of the

girls on East

were my best

friends. It was

definitely tough

to play them,

especially when

you know their

skill sets.”

Caroline Heathcock

— Lincoln-Way Central

girls water polo player

on playing her former

teammates at East

After that game, the

Knights had an 8-0 record

in the SouthWest Suburban

Conference, while Sandburg

was in second with a

7-1 mark, and East was 7-2.

The two teams battle again

May 5 at East.

The sectional sites were

recently released by the

Illinois High School Association

and both teams,

along with Lincoln-Way

West, Sandburg and six

other teams will battle it

out in Lincoln-Way Central

Sectional in mid-May.

Since 2012, Central, East

and North have qualified for

state.

In the April 11 battle,

Central led 4-1 midway

through the second period,

and East scored five straight

goals to take a 6-4 lead with

4:13 left in the third. Central

scored a pair of goals

from Megan Cales and Mc-

Cabe in the final 2:29 to

knot the game up heading

into the fourth.

McCabe scored first in

Lincoln-Way East’s Sarah Jackson (left) defends Lincoln-Way Central’s Megan McCabe during a match April 11.

Photos by Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

Lincoln-Way East’s Paige Ruffner looks for an open teammate while being defended by Central’s Megan Cales. Central

won at home 9-7 over East.

the fourth and East’s Paige

Ruffner answered. McCabe

scored what turned out to

be the winning goal with

3:17 left, and Nicole Howe

added an insurance goal

with 52 seconds left.

Also scoring the Central

were Heathcock and Erin

Muellerschoen

Meghan Fischer and Ruffner

each had two goals for

East. Jordan Bruni, Reis Parkinson

and Katelyn Meagher

each scored for the Griffins.

Central goalies Claire

Connors and Erin Kay and

East goalie Kaylie Pollard

made big stops throughout

the game.

“A lot of shots were taken

from the outside and I focused

on that and tried to position

myself,” Connors said.


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Griffins top Celtics in close straight sets

Providence coach

Klaver makes return

to alma mater

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

After not winning a match

in nearly two weeks, both the

Lincoln-Way East and Providence

boys volleyball teams

were looking to get the winning

feeling back.

Plus, Providence coach

Kyle Klaver was making his

first head coaching appearance

in the gym he used to

play in.

But in the end, it was East

that broke a two-match losing

streak and extended the

Celtics’ setback streak to four

with a 25-19, 25-20 victory in

a local team tussle on Thursday,

April 13, in Frankfort.

Ian Piet led the Griffins

(11-4) with 12 kills, a slew of

which came down the stretch

to help clinch the match. Junior

right side hitter Jack Patterson

(10 kills) paced Providence

(5-12).

“We needed a win for a

moral boost,” said Piet, a

junior outside hitter. “We always

look at the other team

like they’re the state champ,

and we like to play good

competition.”

While the Celtics’ record is

down this season, they have

had high-caliber teams in the

past, finishing fourth in the

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“It was my first time back

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“There are a lot of special

memories here. East is a great

program, and that’s why we

wanted to play them. We

wanted to get on their schedule,

and when an opportunity

opened, we jumped at it.”

Klaver is in his third season

as Celtics head coach.

His squad only started two

seniors, and one of them, setter

Tyler Korhorn, is in his

Providence Catholic High School volleyball player Domenic

Kimak goes up to block a hit by Lincoln-Way East’s Mike

Herlihy April 13 during the Griffins’ win over the Celtics.

photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

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“He never set on the varsity

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“He ran a really efficient offense.

Plus, our libero [Alexander

Zawacki, who had 12

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fastbreak

Boys tennis

Armed with ‘deepest team,’ East topples JCA

Julie McMann/22nd Century

Media

1st-and-3

East boys volleyball

players to watch

this season

1. Jake Snyder

The senior setter

had 17 assists, 2

kills and 3 blocks

April 13 during the

Griffins’ match win

over the Celtics in

two sets. Earlier last

week, Snyder had

30 assists against

Brother Rice.

2. Ian Piet

Piet led the Griffins

with 12 kills,

including a few

during key moments

in each game. The

Griffins’ win was

their first since April

1.

3. Mike Herlihy

The junior middle

hitter had 8 kills,

two of which helped

the Griffins launch

out to a lead.

Griffins extend

five-year SWSC win

streak, look ahead

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

The Lincoln-Way East

boys tennis team has always

had success. Capturing 10

sectional titles in the past

11 seasons — including the

past four in a row — tells

that tale.

So when East coach

Christopher Olson starts

handing out the accolades

for this season’s team, you

know he has a special group.

“This is the deepest team

I’ve had in my seasons of

coaching boys or girls,”

said Olson, who took over

as head boys coach at East

in the 2005 season and

was head girls coach at the

school from 2006-2014.

“We had 45 guys come out

in total this season, and

have 16 on varsity. We had a

no-cut policy. The hard part

is to get some of the lower

level guys matches, but we

always try to get them a

shot.

“On varsity, we have five

guys back that went to state

last season. But we not only

have the talent, we have the

depth.”

That showed last week

as the Griffins made quick

work of Joliet Catholic

Academy with a 7-0 victory

in a nonconference dual

meet on Wednesday, April

“We are winning a lot but also

enjoying it. We stress family,

camaraderie and having a

common goal.”

Christopher Olson — Lincoln-Way East boys tennis

coach on this year’s team

12, in Frankfort.

East (7-2) was so dominant

that the Hillmen only

won two total games in singles

and six in doubles.

But it is in doubles that

the Griffins really have their

depth. All four players on

their first and second doubles

teams went to state last

season, which leaves Olson

the tough decision of which

duo is No. 1.

“There is such parity at

the top of the lineup that

they are interchangeable,”

he said. “In practice they go

to tiebreakers all the time

and are always pushing

each other. There’s no complacency

on the team.”

Against JCA, it was Nikhil

Piska — who has qualified

for state three-straight

seasons, two of those in singles

— and Spencer Hein —

who was at state in doubles

last season at Lincoln-Way

North High School, with a

6-0, 6-1 win over fellow seniors

Alex Demos and Chris

Sherman at first doubles.

At No. 2 doubles were

Weston Dell and Matt Zuccato

— who were at state

as a doubles team last year

with a 6-0, 6-2 over fellow

seniors Chris Mueller and

Jeff Hines.

Dell and Zuccato moved

their record to 8-0 on the

season and they have no

plans to lose anytime soon.

“We had a really good

start to the season, Dell

said. “We won three, threeset

matches to start the season

[at the Triad Knights Invite].

We’ve continued from

there and been really solid.

“I’m more of a baseliner

and Matt is a volley player.

That’s our strengths. Our

postseason goals are team

orientated. We want to get

10 [team] points at state.

The sky is the limit.”

Zuccato agreed that the

two play off each other well.

“I think it’s our cohesiveness

together,” he said.

“Just playing together and

being familiar with each

other. Getting to Day 2 at

state is one of our big [individual]

goals. Our key is

just never giving up on ourselves.

Always knowing it’s

not over.”

East captured the No. 3

doubles match as Will Cooley

and Max Walker won

6-1, 6-1 over Diego Howell

and Josh Minnich in an

all-junior matchup. A No.

4 doubles juniors Spencer

Martin and Donny Tetlow

had a 6-1, 6-0 victory over

senior Jurgen Huebner and

junior John Kuphurman.

In the singles matches, junior

Ryan Mitchell breezed

to a 6-0, 6-0 win over senior

Henry Jones at No. 1.

Mitchell made it to state last

year and hopes to be back

again next month.

“Overall, our team is a

lot better than last year,”

Mitchell said. “We have the

five returning state qualifiers

and everyone got a lot

better. My only loss was to

Hinsdale South [which was

one of the Griffins 2 team

losses] where I had to injury

default with a strained

abdominal muscle. But I’m

100 percent healthy now.”

Mitchell also believes that

the season-opening tournament

in Triad [on March 18]

set the tone for the season.

“I won a tiebreaker there

over Belleville East and everyone

was able to watch

and get behind me,” Mitchell

said. “That united the

team. Now we’re heading to

the homestretch with ll the

big tournaments against the

better teams on the weekends.

We host our 24-team

invite [on Saturday, April

29] and I’m in a tough

singles flight, so I’m really

looking forward to it.”

At No. 2 singles, it was

junior Declan Merbeth also

with a 6-0, 6-0 win over

Max Kottman, and at No.

3 singles junior Will Evans

toppled senior Gibson

Karner 6-0, 6-2.

“It’s a great group and

very talented,” Olson said.

“But they also enjoy being

together. We are winning a

lot but also enjoying it. We

stress family, camaraderie

and having a common

goal.”

On April 11, East hosted

Sandburg and also came

away with a 7-0 victory in

a SouthWest Suburban Conference

crossover. That extended

the Griffins’ (2-0 in

the conference) SWSC winning

streak to 39 straight

matches, dating back to

2012. Mitchell won at first

singles while Dell and Zuccato

played first doubles

that day and had the victory.

“That shows the that

transition of not only this

year, but for all future Griffins

too,” Olson said of his

teams conference winning

streak. “We want to keep it

going.”

East ended last week on

Saturday, April 15, at the

Geneva Invite. A big SWSC

matchup was on tap this

week as the Griffins hosted

Homewood-Flossmoor on

Monday, April 17, in a key

conference clash.

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“This is the deepest team I’ve had in my

seasons of coaching boys or girls.”

Christopher Olson— Lincoln-Way East boys tennis coach, on

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7 p.m. Friday, April 21

• In a game rescheduled due to a rain out, the

Griffins take on the Knights in a cross-district

prime time match.

Index

50 – Athlete of the Week

49 - High School Highlights

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor Kirsten Onsgard, kirsten@

frankfortstation.com.


Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | www.frankfortstation.com | April 20, 2017

Kings of the

court East tennis

returns stronger than

ever, Page 55

Griffins thwart losing streak with win over Celtics, Page 54

Lincoln-Way East’s Jason Szara (left) spikes the ball over Providence Catholic High School players (left to right) Jack Patterson and

Domenic Kimak as East's Mike Herlihy (right) looks on Thursday, April 13. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Friend or foe

East water polo vies

with familiar players at

Central, Page 53

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