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Ribbon Cutting

4:30-6:30 p.m. May 4,

Glory Bee, 122 Kansas St.,

Frankfort. Join the Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce

in welcoming Glory Bee to

their new, larger location.

Weight Loss Program

6:30-8:30 p.m. May 4,

Dancing Marlin, 20590 S.

Lagrange Road, Frankfort.

Come to a free workshop and

dinner to learn from health expert

Davis Jaspers. To reserve

a spot, call (815) 463-0705.


Kids Garage Sale

Deadline to register is May

5. Event will be held from 9

a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May

13, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Kids, do some spring

cleaning and make some

money. An adult should be

with the children at all times.

This event is for sellers ages

5-14 years old. Cost is $9

per space and includes tables

and advertising. For more

information and registration,

visit www.frankfortparks.

org or call (815) 469-9400.

KidsWork Fundraiser

7-10 p.m. May 5, Trolley

Barn Courtyard, 11 S. White

St., Frankfort. Come to the

fiesta to enjoy hors d’oevres,

tequila tastings, mariachi

band, silent auction, wine

auction, and cash bar. Cost

is $50 in advance, $60 at the

door. For more information

and tickets, visit www.kids


Jazz Showcase

Ticket sales end May 5.

Event will be held from

5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May

12 and Saturday, May 13,

Lincoln-Way East, 201 Colorado

Ave., Frankfort. Tickets

can be purchased online

at lwemusic.org, and are

only available in advance.

This dressy casual event is

open to all jazz lovers, and

includes buffet dinner from

Ambrosinos, dessert, soft

drinks, coffee, raffles and

raffle prizes, dancing, and

vocal and instrumental jazz.


Spring Plant Sale

9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May

6 and May 13, Lincoln-Way

Central Greenhouse, 1801

E. Lincoln Highway, New

Lenox. The Lincoln-Way

Transition Program will be

selling plants grown in the

greenhouse at Lincoln-Way

Central. The Lincoln-Way

Transition Program is a district

program designed to

meet the individual needs

of students with disabilities.

Prices are $2 per six pack or

$12 per flat of perennials, $3

per six pack or $18 per flat of

geraniums, $2 per plant for

vegetables and herbs and $5

per potted plant.

Shred Event

10 a.m.-noon May 6, Old

Plank Trail Community

Bank, 20901 S. LaGrange

Road, Frankfort. Old Plank

Trail Community Bank will

be hosting a free shred event.

No plastic bags with a limit

of two paper bags/two small

boxes of shredding per car.

All paper collected is 100

percent broken down and recycled.

For more information

or to see other location dates,

visit www.oldplanktrailbank.


Kentucky Derby Party

2-6 p.m. May 6, Frankfort

Spirits, 23320 S. LaGrange

Road, Frankfort. Get your

bow ties and Derby Hats

ready for the best Derby Party

north of the Mason Dixon

Line. The Mint Juleps will

be ready upon arrival. Cost

is $55 in advance, $50 for

four or more tickets and $75

the day of the event. Ticket

includes two specialty cocktails,

southern cooking, live

music, guys and gals hat

contest, raffles, games and

more. This event is for adults

ages 21 and older. For more

information, visit www.

frankfortspirits.com or email


BDC Dance Showcase

4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. May

6, Lincoln-Way East High

School, 201 Colorado Ave.,

Frankfort. For more information,

call the Frankfort

Square Park District at (815)


Parent’s Night Out

6-10 p.m. May 6, Mary

Drew Elementary, 20130 S.

Rosewood Drive, Frankfort.

Join the Frankfort Park District

for a Parent’s Night Out.

This program is for students

in kindergarten through sixth

grade. Cost is $23. Registration

required. For more information

and registration,

call (815) 469-3524.


Mother’s Day Bazaar

11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7,

Frankfort VFW, 22057 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

Vendors include LuLaRoe,

DotDotSmile, Perfectly Posh,

Lipsense and ThirtyOne. For

more information, email


or call (773) 852-6117.


3D Design with SketchUp

7-8 p.m. May 8, Frankfort

Public Library, Frankfort

Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Learn

how to build 3D Models,

which can get printed on the

library’s 3D Printer. Participants

will be able to print one

object on our 3D printer, free

of charge. This is an adult

program. For more information

and registration, visit



Ribbon Cutting

4:30-6:30 p.m. May 9, Edward

Jones — Brett Schaibley,

20238 S. La Grange

Road, Frankfort. Join the

Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

for a ribbon cutting

and reception.


Girls Night Out Fiesta!

6-9 Wednesday, May 10,

Breidert Green, corner of

White Street and Kansas

Street, Frankfort. Join the

Frankfort Historic Business

Association for a night of

music, prizes and plenty of

sales. Guests will receive

a list of participating merchants

at check-in. For more

information, email nancy@

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Ribbon Cutting

5-7 p.m. Thursday, May

11, Curtain Call Community

Theater, 11112 Front St.,

Mokena. Join the Frankfort

and Mokena Chambers for a

ribbon cutting and reception.

Cruisin’ Frankfort

5-8 p.m. Thursday, May

11, downtown Frankfort.

Enjoy viewing classic cars as

they line the streets of downtown

Frankfort. For more information

and event schedule,

visit www.frankfort


Flower Pot Arrangements

6-8 p.m. Thursday, May

11, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Learn to create show

stopping flower pots with

coordinated colors and balance

in design as well as

what flowers to use to create

the desired look. Come prepared

with a pencil and paper

to take notes and sketch

designs. After the class, the

group will go shopping to

pick out plants. Cost is $15.

For more information, visit

www.frankfortparks.org or

call (815) 469-9400.


Frankfort Country Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays

through Oct. 29, Downtown

Frankfort. Enjoy a variety

of fresh produce, prepared

foods, plants and special

products locally grown.

Chair-side Yoga

1-2 p.m. Mondays through

June 5, Event Centre, 20701

Landings Pointe Road,

Frankfort. Improve strength

and balance with chair-side

yoga as part of Frankfort

Township’s Senior Enrichment

Program. Cost is $5

per class. For registration,

call (815) 806-2766.

Light Cardio

11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays,

through June 13, Event Centre,

20701 Landings Pointe

Road, Frankfort. This class

is part of Frankfort Township’s

Senior Enrichment

Program. Cost is $5 per

class. For registration, call

(815) 806-2766.

Summer Day Camps

Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Registration is no open

for the Frankfort Park District

summer day camps for

ages six to ninth grade. Enjoy

outdoor games and activities,

pool days, arts and

crafts and weekly field trips.

Registration must be done

in person. A birth certificate

must be presented at the

time of registration. Campers

may register for the entire

camp or on a per week

basis. Register for all eight

weeks to save 10 percent.

For more information, visit

www.frankfortparks.org or

call (815) 469-9400.

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Amanda Stoll at (708)

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Jacob Heimlich, of Frankfort, finishes first in the men's division of the Lincoln-Way Half

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Dana Decker had never

run in a race until Saturday.

Training for the Chicago

Marathon, which takes place

in October, she saw a great

training opportunity in the

Lincoln-Way High School

District 210 Foundation’s

Half Marathon, which took

place on Saturday morning.

“I thought it was a great

experience,” Decker, a Tinley

Park resident, said. “It

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different path.”

More than 150 runners

gathered at Breidert Green in

Frankfort to participate in the

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The route snaked west

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said Stacie McGlone,

chairperson of the event for

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“Basically, we want to let

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our mission,” she said.

The foundation plans to

continue the half marathon

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Summit Hill D161 Board of Education

School Board welcomes, swears in two new members

Meredith Dobes

Freelance Reporter

At its first regular meeting

April 26 following the

tallying of official results

from the April 4 Consolidated

Election, the Summit

Hill District 161 Board of

Education welcomed new

members Joy Murphy and

Jim Martin and welcomed

back Board President Rich

Marron and Board Secretary

David Faber, who were


Murphy and Martin filled

the seats of former members

Pam Kohlbacher, who

did not seek re-election, and

Rich Ward, who lost as a


With all members present,

following the administration

of the oath of office,

the School Board unanimously

voted to reinstall

Marron as president, Stacey

Borgens as vice president

and Faber as secretary, and

readopted its board policies.

Under old business, the

board unanimously approved

the 2017-2018

technology budget and the

2017-2018 operations and

maintenance budget, which

were separated from the

general fiscal year 2018

budget because projects associated

with the budgets

needed to be planned prior

to the summer, Marron said.

The technology budget

includes the installation of

Wi-Fi, as well as the preparation

of tablet carts for the

2017-2018 school year. The

operations and maintenance

budget includes the replacement

of two classroom windows

at Arbury Hills School,

the installation of tile floor at

Indian Trail School and repairs

for the rear parking lot

at Hilda Walker School.

The School Board voted

4-1-2 in favor of adopting

an amended budget for fiscal

year 2017, with Borgens

voting “no,” and Murphy

and Martin abstaining. The

amended budget reflected an

Round it up

A brief recap of action and discussion from the April 26

meeting of the Summit Hill School District 161 Board of


· Board members Joy Murphy and Jim Martin abstained

from the consent agenda vote, while the rest of the board

voted “yes,” as they said they had questions regarding the

Treasurer’s Report and bills payable.

· A new board member orientation is scheduled for May 8 as

an open meeting.

· The board unanimously approved the 2017-2018 parent/

student handbook, as well as the purchase and installation

of internal cameras at Summit Hill Junior High School for


· Members approved a $27,250 audit services renewal with

Mack & Associates.

amended amount of approximately

$860,000 the district

received from the State of Illinois,

Marron said.

Borgens said she voted

against the amended budget

because she does not like the

practice of amending budgets

and did not see a reason to

amend the FY 2017 budget

because the School Board did

not legally have to do so. Murphy

and Martin said they abstained

because they did not

know enough about the budget

to feel comfortable voting

on it.

The School Board postponed

voting on the appointment

of members to

serve on committees, as

Marron said he wanted to

allow members time to

consider which committees

they would like to serve on.

However, he did appoint

himself as the Lincoln-Way

Area Special Education

District 843 representative

and Faber as the alternate,

as those appointments were


Curriculum update

Arbury Hills Principal

John Snipes, who will become

director of curriculum

at the beginning of next

school year, provided the

School Board with an update

on the district’s progress

toward a comprehensive

grading scale.

He said that after meetings

with staff and parents, the

district is going to move to a

system where a student’s total

grade is composed of 75

percent summative exams,

which the student takes following

learning information,

and 25 percent formative exams,

which the student takes

as practice while learning a


Snipes said some parents

have voiced concerns about

consistency with grading,

so the district will continue

to have separate English

language arts and math

committees to work toward

aligning curriculum and ensuring

grading is consistent

with teachers from kindergarten

through eighth grade.

He added that educator

and speaker Rick Wormeli

will visit the district at 6

p.m. May 22 at Hilda Walker

School during Parent

Night, will address the Assessment

and Grading Team

May 23 and will return in

March 2018 to address all

staff at a half-day in-service.

Wormeli will focus

on curriculum and grading

consistencies, Snipes said.

Superintendent Barb

Rains said that this will

be a multiyear process,

and the district’s main focus

is getting consistency

in place.

“That will help us determine

where to head with

teachers and parents,” she

said. “We still have a long

way to go.”

Frankfort 157-C welcomes new board members

Staff report

Returning board member

Gina Briese along with

new members Brett Cosich

and Christopher McFadden

were took the oath of office

at a special meeting of the

Frankfort School District

157-C Board of Education

April 26.

Briese acknowledged Brian

Sasso, who served for one

term from 2013-2017, and

Mike Turner, who served

from 2011, for their service.

The board also passed a resolution

of appreciation on

their behalf.

Superintendent Maura

Zinni recognized their work

in approving $3.1 million

in tax abatements, passing a

teacher contract and approving

the 21st Century Continuous

Learning Plan and

widening the net to include

more students in advanced


The board then approved

the canvass of votes as presented

by the Will County

Clerk’s Office, which showed

that candidates Brett Cosich

received 2,652 votes; Gina

Briese received 2,700 votes;

and Chris R. McFadden received

2,775 votes. Board

secretary Edie Adamski administered

the oath of office.

Briese was then nominated

and re-elected president;

Tom Reidy as vice president;

and Adamski as secretary.

All will serve as officers for

two years.

In addition, Adamski

will serve as special education/843

board liaison;

Cosich will serve as the liaison

for the Frankfort Township

Planning Commission;

Kevin Regas will serve

as the Board of Education

Hearing Officer; Edith Lutz

will serve on the District

Insurance Committee, and

Reidy will serve as the Illinois

Association of School

Boards (IASB) delegate.

Dates were also approved

for the board’s upcoming

meetings for the next

year. The Board of Education’s

next meeting is 7 p.m.

May 17.

Frankfort School District 157-C board members (left to right) Gina Briese, Brett Cosich and

Christopher McFadden are sworn in after the April 4 election. photo submitted

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Frankfort Village Board

Road repair, wastewater project

top spending priorities this year

Kirsten Onsgard, Editor

The Village has set aside

nearly $1 million for street

repairs in its budget that

takes effect this month.

The fiscal year 2017-

2018 budget, approved at

the Village Board’s April

24 regular meeting, otherwise

maintains much of the

same spending as the previous

year — including millions

for the Wastewater

Treatment Plant consolidation

project — in addition to

regular services.

The half million dollar

increase in street repairs is

in response to growth that

occurred in Frankfort years

ago when several new streets

were built, according to

Trustee Cindy Heath, chair

of the finance committee.

“We’re at a point in this

Village where, we had a lot of

subdivisions built at the same

time several years ago, and

those roads are all now coming

in this situation where

we have to look at them and

we have to start maintaining

them,” Heath said.

About half of that funding –

$400,000 — comes from taxes

on gasoline and fuel sales,

and the other $550,000 is

from the capital development

fund, which is the result of

savings from previous years.

Heath said the Village is

forecasting about a $1.5 million

surplus from the 2016-

2017 fiscal year, which will

be put toward capital projects.

“That is the result of our

very conservative spending

and planning and management

of funds within this

Village,” Heath said.

The Village will continue

to pay for its share of the

St. Francis Road and bridge

project, expected to total

Round it up

A brief recap of action and discussion from the Monday, April

24, meeting of the Frankfort Village Board

• Mayor Jim Holland presented outgoing Trustee R.

Douglas Walker a plaque after serving on the Village Board

for 16 years. Holland said he especially appreciated the

thoughtfulness Walker brought to issues and his ability to

“cut through to the meat of the matter.” Walker was beaten

in the April 4 election by incoming trustee John Clavio.

• Village Attorney George Mahoney was named to the 2017

Class of Laureates by the Illinois State Bar Association’s

Academy of Illinois Lawyers. Trustee Cindy Heath said the

Village was “lucky to have someone of his caliber.”

• Because regulating donation boxes could violate First

Amendment rights, the Village changed its policy by

discarding its old ordinance and implementing a new one.

The Village of Crest Hill was recently sued after it banned

donation boxes, with a federal court determining that the ban

infringes on free speech. In response, the Village set new

standards to regulate them. Prior to the change, residents

could not place recycling collection boxes on any privately

owned property.

about a half million dollars,

as well as engineering costs

for Sauk Trail, Harlem Avenue

and the signal at La-

Grange and Steger roads.

Continued work on the

$60 million Wastewater

Treatment Plant consolidation

program is expected to

cost $18 million this year,

nearly all of which will be

financed by a loan from the

Illinois Environmental Protection

Agency. The project

will be repaid over time

through sewer rate increases.

The Village also expects to

earn money from utilities this

year. The excess will be put

toward the Wastewater Treatment

Plant project’s loan

payments and other projects,

according to the Village.

Still, Heath said the Village

will need to consider

how it will continue to meet

future expenses — such as

increases in police pension

and road maintenance costs

— which will be topics of

discussion going forward.

“There is some concern

that managing the way we

have cannot sustain the ever-increasing

capital needs

of this community,” Heath

said. “We have projects like

drinking water quality, new

walking trails, sidewalks

… snow plows, police cars,

economic development.”

She said the board is exploring

other revenue options

as future projects come up.

“[The Village is] looking

at what we can do to sustain

that long-term capital need

— if there are any revenue

sources we can look at, or

what we can do to plan — so

we can continue to supply the

residents of Frankfort with

the type of services they need

and expect from us, while

still managing ourselves in a

way that is respectful of their

money, too,” she said.

In total, the Village anticipates

spending about $49

million in the next fiscal year

with a total operating surplus

of about $1.8 million when

accounting for both government

and utilities.

Terminix truck driver used

heroin before crash, police say

Kirsten Onsgard, Editor

A man was allegedly under

the influence of heroin when

he crashed a Terminix truck

through two storefronts in

Frankfort Square last week,

according to the Will County

Sheriff’s Office.

Frankfort Fire Protection

District officials administered

Narcan to 21-yearold

Stephen Dietrich when

they responded to the April

20 crash, according to Will

County Sheriff’s Office

spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.

Narcan is an antagonist

that reverses the effects

of heroin and other opioids.

Dietrich allegedly used

heroin before backing out

of a private driveway on the

east side of Harlem Avenue

at about 10 a.m. April 20. His

company vehicle moved in

reverse across the four-lane

road, over a grassy embankment

and into two parked

cars before crashing through

the front of Heatwaves Tanning

and ABC Bartending

School. Both businesses are

in a strip mall in the 7200

block of West Benton Drive.

That morning, Heatwaves

Tanning owner Shearin Jurus

was standing behind the

counter of her salon when

she said she saw a flash of

white — Dietrich’s Terminix

truck crashing into her Ford

Expedition, pushing into a

Ford Explorer before breaking

through her storefront.

She said she was surprised

that no one was injured

other than Dietrich,

who was transported by the

Frankfort Fire Protection

District to St. James Olympia

Field Hospital.

“No one was harmed —

people had just left, people

had just come in, people had

just parked to open their business

for the day,” Jurus said.

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A 21-year-old allegedly under the influence of heroin

crashed a truck into two storefronts in the 7200 block of

West Benton Drive. Photo submitted

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Frankfort dentist to offer free cleanings, fillings

Dentistry From The

Heart will take place

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, May 6

James Sanchez

Contributing Editor

For the past handful of

years, there’s always a day

in May when Atrium Family

Dental in New Lenox is at

its busiest. Lines are out the

door and each of the patient

rooms are occupied throughout

the day.

The hustle and bustle is

something Atrium’s operations

manager Sara Sudman

and her husband, Shane, a

dentist, embrace, despite

their business not making a

single penny from the day’s


Atrium annually hosts a

day of free cleanings, fillings

and extractions as part

of Dentistry From The Heart

– a nonprofit worldwide organization

whose initiative

is to provide free dental care

for those in need. This year’s

event is to take place from 9

a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May

6, at their office located on

1938 E. Lincoln Highway in

New Lenox.

“It’s something that I

look forward to every year,”

Shane said, who lives in

Frankfort with his wife. “I

enjoy doing what I do, so

going out and doing a mission

trip to Honduras [back

in March] and doing charity

events, it’s something I’ve

always wanted to do.”

Patients will be served on

a first-come, first-served basis.

Everybody gets a cleaning,

and after, they could

get one filling or extraction.

Those seeking additional

fillings or extractions could

be accommodated, but they

would have to wait back in

line so dentists could serve

all visitors. However, multiple

teeth could be worked

Frankfort resident Dr. Shane Sudman of Atrium Family Dental works on Julie Rice during 2016’s Dentistry From The Heart event. 22nd Century Media File Photo

on in one session if they’re

next to each other since the

novocaine would already be

numbing that area.

Sara recalled one year

when a woman asked for all

eight of her remaining teeth

to be pulled. All of them were

unsalvageable, as they were

either broken or rotted. They

were all in different areas,

too, so she went back in line

multiple times.

“I could not believe it,”

Sara said. “She walked in

with eight teeth and left with

none. She was on a mission

to get them all pulled because

she knew she needed

dentures. I could understand

because if you don’t have the

money to go to the dentist,

and the alternative is to just

to get it all pulled to make it

cheaper in the long run for

her, then just pull it.”

Sara said the woman’s other

teeth were pulled at other

Dentistry From The Heart

events, adding that families

rely on the organization as

their sole dental provider.

Sara has dealt with hundreds

of people since starting the

program – some from Indiana

and Michigan. In the

past, she has seen lines forming

outside the office as early

as 6 a.m.

The planning for the event

starts a year in advance. Sara

and Shane have to solidify a

date to Dentistry From The

Heart early so it is posted

on its site. Six months later

is when they ask vendors to

donate toothbrushes, toothpaste,

floss, material for fillings

and novocaine.

To help alleviate the workload,

Shane brings on an additional

dentist, and now a

third dentist, who Shane met

on the mission trip, will also

contribute. In addition, there

will be extra hygienists and

30 volunteers.

Shane said the most rewarding

part is the response

he receives after he’s done

with the patients, especially

children who have a positive

experience after initially

being afraid to go. He said

people often overlook how

a clean mouth can better a

person’s physical and mental


“There are constant research

studies that show

that having an unhealthy

mouth can cause several systemic

diseases,” Shane said.

“Whether if it’s a stroke,

diabetes, pancreatic cancer,

there’s just so many things

that are linked to that.

“People who don’t have

teeth or have dentures can

have digestive problems because

they can’t chew up

their food properly.”

As busy as May 6 might

be, it might feel easier after

what they experienced

earlier this spring in Honduras,

when they provided

care for hundreds of people

with seemingly worse oral

issues in a makeshift clinic.

Now, Shane and Sara will be

in the comfort of their own

office with their own equipment,

but the goal remains

the same.

“Some of the people that

we see on this day are similar

to the patients we saw in

Honduras,” Sara said. “The

interesting part is whether

we’re in a third-world country

or a country where there

shouldn’t be any poverty,

there are still people lacking

dental care and need help.”

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Business briefs

Frankfort Historic Business

Association to host Girls

Night Out shopping event

The Frankfort Historic Business

Association will offer prizes and

sales during a fiesta-themed event

next week.

The FHBA’s first event of

the year, Fiesta! Girls Night

Out, is scheduled to take

place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday,

May 10, in downtown


The event will feature music,

a pinata of prizes, refreshments

and sales. At check-in,

guests will receive a list of merchants

offering specials and activities.

Behnke Photographers

will also be taking photos of

visitors in fiesta-themed cutouts.

Check-in will be located at

Breidert Green, White and

Kansas streets. The event

is free.

Business Briefs is compiled by Editor

Kirsten Onsgard, Kirsten@Frank



From Page 3

with which to enrich and enhance

the opportunities and educational

experiences of Lincoln-Way High

School District 210 students,” according

to the foundation’s website.

Lincoln-Way Foundation president

Dave Zang said that the foundation

has given more than $4 million

to the district in 20 years.

“We provide a lot of technology

in classrooms,” he said. “What we

do benefits all students in Lincoln-

Way. When we make a donation, we

try to make sure it touches all of the

kids we can.”

Supporting the foundation was

the main purpose of participating

for some runners. Mokena resident

Maggie Palermini graduated from

Lincoln-Way East in 2011 and was

glad to support the school district.

“I did this one for the cause, not

so much for the time,” she said. “It

was a lot more challenging than I

thought it would be, but I also like

a new challenge.”

The second marathon she participated

in during April, Palermini

added that she appreciated that this

one was close to home.

Runners approach the end of the course on Old Plank Road Trail. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

For others, the event served as a

kick-off and training opportunity to

their race season. Frankfort resident

Bill Gray said that he was participating

in an effort to get ready for

another race in May.

Racing in six to seven races a

year, he said that he appreciated the

close parking, water stops and all of

the volunteers.

McGlone said that the event was

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who helped organize and run

various aspects of the race.

“I’d like to say thank you to all

of the sponsors and volunteers and

their involvement. We couldn’t have

done it without them,” she said.


From Page 5

After he was discharged, Dietrich

was arrested and charged

with driving under the influence

of drugs, improper backing up,

operating a motor vehicle without

a safety certificate and possession

of a controlled substance. Dietrich

allegedly was carrying 2 grams of

heroin and syringes, Hoffmeyer


Bond was set at $30,000, which

he failed to post. He awaits trial

May 11.

As a result of the crash, five businesses

in the strip mall temporarily

shut down pending building

inspections. The Terminix truck

also spilled a diluted pesticide

substance, according to Frankfort

Fire Battalion Chief Paul Kinsella,

which the company cleaned.

Heatwaves Tanning was closed

for five days before reopening

Tuesday, April 24, Jurus said.

Because her storefront and door

is boarded up, she is closing at 7

p.m., instead of 10 p.m. This time

of year is especially busy for tanning

because of summer vacations

and prom, she said.

“This is our prime — this is

our prime time,” Jurus said. “This

was prom [season] right as this

was happening. I’m very certain

through that five days of being

closed that [customers] had to go

somewhere else.”

Ninety-six people died from

heroin, fentanyl and other opioidrelated

overdoses in 2016 in Will

County. Jurus said this incident

was the first time she was personally

affected by the epidemic.

Kinsella could not discuss the

use of Narcan, but said the Frankfort

Fire Protection District followed


“It’s harming not just the person

— they’re putting themselves in

harm’s way of everybody, especially

in this instance,” Jurus said. “I

was in total shock to find out that’s

what he was doing that day.”

Terminix did not immediately

respond to a request for comment.

ABC Bartending School and Heatwaves Tanning were boarded up after a Terminix truck crashed into the

storefronts April 20. Shearin Jurus, 12-year owner of Heatwaves Tanning, said her salon was closed for five

days after the crash. Her truck was also totaled. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

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Students have a ball for a cause during annual tournament

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

The players went by

names including Elf and

Alaskan Ice, on teams

dubbed Not in the Face, The

Dodgefathers and Sacara

la Basura – the latter being

Spanish for “Take Out the


Some wore homemade

“uniforms” bearing their

team names the front and

made-up names on the

back; while others were

clad in the jerseys of Derrick

Rose, LeBron James

and the Flint Tropics’ Clarence

“Coffee Black” Withers.

Some went completely

outside the box and donned

what can best be described

as costumes: Superman and

his red cape; an outlaw’s

bandana teamed with women’s

patterned boxer shorts

worn over leggings; the rare

combination of an armless

Captain America T-shirt and

a necktie.

Lincoln-Way East students

put a whole lot of creativity

into the third annual

Lincoln-Way East Aaron

Toppen Memorial Dodgeball

Tournament, which

appeared to be as much a

venue for personal expression

as it was for bragging

rights as greatest dodgeball

team in school.

In the end, the Wet Bandits

topped Free O.J. for the


East English teacher

and Student Council sponsor

Laura Render said the

whole production is simply

about having fun, and raising

a few hundred dollars

for charity.

“I just really think they

have a great time,” Render

said. “It was really

fun to watch them enjoy

themselves in kind of a

wholesome-fun sort of way

at school, which is always

nice to see. It gives them

an outlet to play something,

especially if they’re not in a

sport right now.”

The idea of a dodgeball

tournament was proposed

three years ago by students

who thought it would be fun

thing to do, and the Student

Council turned it into a fundraiser,

Render explained.

Proceeds from the $10 per

student entry fee went to

Puppies Behind Bars, which

trains prison inmates to

raise service dogs that assist

wounded veterans, and

detect explosives for law


Puppies Behind Bars

was chosen as the beneficiary

by the family of late

Army Pvt. Aaron Toppen,

a former Mokena resident

and East graduate who was

killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

in June 2014. A

former East Student Council

sponsor taught Toppen,

and wanted to pay tribute

to his memory by using the

tournament as a fundraiser

held in his memory, Render


The event has raised ap-

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Lincoln-Way East junior Devin O’Rourke prepares to throw a ball during a game of

dodgeball at the third annual Aaronn Toppen Memorial Dodgeball Tournament April 25.

photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

Danny Scianna, a sophomore at Lincoln-Way East, fires a ball.

Lincoln-Way East sophomore Val Ryba can’t get off a shot before taking a ball to the foot

and being eliminated from play.

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What do you like to do when

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What is your dream job and


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From Page 11

proximately $1,500 in three

years, according to Render.

The rules were simple:

players are eliminated from

play by either being struck

by a ball, or throwing a ball

that is caught by an opponent.

A player who catches

a ball, and whose team has

three or fewer members still

in the game, gets to reactivate

a teammate that had

been eliminated.

Each of the 12 teams that

competes consisted of at

least eight players, and every

squad had to choose a

name and “uniform” – although

the rules pertaining

to the latter are loose, if

not altogether nonexistent.

Several players wore T-

shirts on which their team’s

and individual names

were scribbled in black


“They’re quite creative

and amusing – they amuse

themselves, I think,” Render

said. “How creative

they get is entirely up to

them. This is really just a

way for them to have good

old-fashioned fun.”

Some teams consisted

entirely of members of one

graduating class, while others

were mixed. All but two

squads were composed of

all boys – one was represented

by both genders and

the other, the Student Athletes,

was all girls.

“We were actually joking

about [signing up] at

first and then we decided

we should actually do it,

and we scraped together

everybody else we could

find who would actually

do it with us,” said Student

Athlete member Abby Aguirre.

Aguirre, a sophomore,

joked she was a dodgeball

veteran because of her

past experience playing the

game during the school’s

Homecoming Olympics.

She and several of her teammates

acknowledged it was

intimidating playing dodgeball

against squads composed

entirely of boys.

“We didn’t expect it to

be like this, but it is kind

of fun, too,” Aguirre said

regarding being the lone allgirls

team. It doesn’t hurt

when you get hit, it’s more

like you’re sad you got hit,

kind of a depressing feeling.”

“Nobody hit me with the

ball, which was nice, because

it was kind of scary,”

added Student Athlete member

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was fun, I had a lot of fun.”

Jalen Hacha, a freshman

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“The Biggest Loser” winner Danni Allen encourages

everyone to join her fitness demo Saturday, April 29, during

Lady - A Women’s Expo at the Tinley Park Convention

Center. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Fashion, fitness and fun

combine at 22nd Century

Media’s women’s expo

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

On Saturday, April 29,

south suburban women converged

on the Tinley Park

Convention Center for Lady

– A Women’s Expo.

The event — now in its

fourth year — featured 79

vendors specializing in everything

from fitness to aromatherapy

to travel tips.

“We want to provide an

easy girls day out,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer at 22nd Century

Media. “Women can get

up early and come out and

have some fun. We’ve got

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some health screenings.

It’s fun and free.”

Local women seemed eager

for the start of the expo,

as hundreds lined up throughout

the halls of the convention

center before the doors

opened at 9 a.m. sharp. Park

Forest resident Carol Clark

said she thought it sounded

like an interesting event —

and a good time — so she

recruited her friend Betty

Rodgers, of Homewood, to

join her.

“I hope I see something to

purchase and maybe I would

like to participate in some of

the on-site classes that they’re

having,” Rodgers said.

One such event featured

“The Biggest Loser” winner

Danni Allen leading a

20-minute exercise class

with experts from Planet

Fitness, who were on hand

throughout the expo to offer

exercise tips and techniques

to attendees. Natural Healing

Centers also led sessions

on natural and holistic solutions

to encourage healing

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Science-based workouts

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Fitness, which was on

hand at the expo. Katie Krop,

assistant manager of the

Frankfort location, explained

that each one-hour total body

workout combines endurance

and strength training to target

five different heart rate zones.

“The goal is to spend at

least 12 or more minutes in

our orange zone,” she said,

adding that people who

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Solving a problem

Students’ math adds

to dollars and cents

for St. Jude families

Submitted by Summit Hill

School District 161

The students at Dr. Julian

Rogus Elementary School

were offered the opportunity

to participate in St. Jude

Children’s Hospital Matha-Thon.

Math-A-Thon is an

educationally based program

that challenges students to

work math problems that

are fun and intriguing while

providing a positive learning


This year, the students

of Dr. Julian Rogus raised

$12,475 for the children and

families of St. Jude. Proceeds

help cover all costs

for families without insurance,

and will cover all costs

above those reimbursable

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We are very proud of

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Over the past 16 years,

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School news

Augustana College

Frankfort native awarded by

Jewish center

Emma Albers-Lopez, of

Frankfort, was awarded the

Geifman “Responses to the

Holocaust” prize by Augustana


Submissions for this

award could take the form

of an essay, research paper,

poem, drama, film, artwork,

musical composition, or

other creative expression.

Entries were evaluated by

the board of the Augustana

Center for the Study of Judaism

and Jewish Culture.

Northwestern University

Murray graduates, named to

dean’s list

Matthew Murray, of Frankfort,

was named to the dean’s

list at Northwestern University

for the Winter Quarter.

Murray graduated in

March with a degree in economics.

To qualify for the

dean’s list, students must

maintain at least a 3.75 GPA

on a 4.0 scale for the quarter.

Pictured below

are some of

the students

who raised the

most money

this year. (back

row left to

right) Kaylee


Dylan Martinek,


Urban, (front

row left to right)

Corey Romines

and Danny

Ceko. Photo


Olivet Nazarene University

Zralka to study


Kimberly Zralka, of

Frankfort, will pursue an

intensive research project

next summer on woodpeckers

through Olivet Nazarene


Zralka’s research project

is “The effects of imperiled

bur and black oak savanna

habitat on red-headed woodpecker

(Melanerpes erythrocephalus

L.) population density

and nest success” in the

Department of Biological

Sciences with Derek Rosenberger,

zoology professor, as

Zralka’s mentor.

The project was awarded

to the junior zoology student’s

faculty mentor by the

Pence-Boyce Committee,

an alumni group that fosters

mentoring of individual

students by Olivet faculty

in mathematics, science or

engineering research. Pence-

Boyce grants are sponsored

by Olivet alumni who wish

to honor two outstanding

former faculty members

who exemplify integrity,

dedication and spirit in pursuit

of academic excellence.

School News is compiled by

Editor Kirsten Onsgard.

Lincoln-Way West High School sophomore McKenzie Dickerson (center) created the

winning artwork for the Frankfort Fall Fest Poster Contest. Photos submitted

Lincoln-Way student designs Fall Fest poster

Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High

School District 210

On April 21, sophomore McKenzie Dickerson

was named as the winning artist for

the 2017 Frankfort Fall Fest Poster Contest.

Frankfort Chamber of Commerce President

Steve Hogan and Fall Fest Chair Lisa Ricchio

arrived at Lincoln-Way West to surprise

Dickerson among her peers during her seventh

hour art class.

For the contest, students were tasked to

create an original artwork reflecting this

year’s theme: “Frankfort & Co. A business

community that is Elegant. Unique. Classic.”

“We are very proud of McKenzie winning

the Frankfort Fall Fest Poster Contest,”

said Lincoln-Way art department

chair, Phil Labriola, in a statement. “She

is a hardworking and talented student, and

is very deserving of the recognition. McKenzie

did a great job of creating a poster

design that captures this year’s theme of

classic elegance within the business community

of Frankfort.”

Dickerson used Adobe Photoshop to create

the poster, which depicts two people dancing

beside the Frankfort Grainery building.

Dickerson said she was taken aback when

the chamber took notice of her design and

asked for slight tweaks.

“I was surprised,” she said in a statement.

“I thought, ‘Wait, this has a shot?’ I’m still


Dickerson’s design depicts two people

dancing beside the Frankfort Grainery


Dickerson’s art will be used in Frankfort

Fall Festival advertising and merchandising,

including the cover of the 2017 Frankfort

Fall Festival Guide and the Frankfort Fall

Festival website. The Frankfort Fall Fest

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Police reports

Breidert Green

door damaged

A few hundred dollars in damage

was done to public property in downtown

Frankfort late last month, according

to Frankfort Police.

Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan said

the door on the stage at Breidert

Green, Kansas and White streets, was

reported damaged close to 10 a.m.

April 24. The value of the damage is

about $200, he said.

The incident is still under investigation.

April 20

• Nikoya Robinson, 27, of 22534 Latonia

Court in Richton Park was cited

after allegedly speeding and driving

with a suspended license. Robinson

was released on bond.

April 23

• Feliksas Timukas, 28, of 21364 Old

N. Church Road in Frankfort was cited

after allegedly driving with a suspended

license, having no insurance

and violating a license classification.

Timukas was released on bond.

• Arturo Gamino-Saucedo, 30, of

1828 S. 51st Court in Cicero was cited

for alleged DUI, illegal transportation

of alcohol, speeding and failure to notify

SOS of change of address.

April 24

• Items were reported stolen from

the parking lot of a retail business in

the 20100 block of South LaGrange


• Damage was reported to the exterior

of a residence in the 22700 block

of Stanford Drive.

April 25

• An unsecured vehicle was reported

stolen from a residential driveway in

the 600 block of Brookside Lane.

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.


Bridge Teen Center takes part in

Global Youth Service Day

Priscilla Steinmetz stood before

the more than 100 youths gathered

in the main room at The Bridge

Teen Center in Orland Park and put

out a call for volunteers who have

specific skills sets.

She needed clean freaks for one

set of tasks, good communicators

with long arms to comprise the

“ladder crew,” and agile youths

who are “controlled and very aware

of their surroundings” to function

as “runners” who would buzz between

various work stations. And

she wanted leaders to help keep everything

organized and running at

the optimum level.

The youths did, after all, have

some 200 garbage bags containing

thousands of pounds of clothes

through which to sort in only three


With each request by Steinmetz,

small groups of teens weaved their

way through the mass of bodies

and joined their peers with similar

abilities. Twenty minutes later,

The Bridge was a bustling hive, in

which the youths made their way

through the garments and linens

that will be sold at the nonprofit

organization’s adjacent thrift store.

The teens were at The Bridge

the morning of April 22 for Global

Youth Service Day, which Bridge

program associate Amanda Speakman

defined as “the longest-running,

largest youth-led service event


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after your workout.

Also this year, Lady – A Women’s

Expo featured an entire cooking

demo stage. Chef Lesley

Shworles kicked off the culinary

fun by sharing her recipe for making

overnight oats, which includes

such healthy and delicious ingredients

as chia seeds, flax seed, dried

fruit and more. Joliet Junior College’s

Chef Tim Bucci; Chef Tom

Grotovsky (The Unforgettable

Chef); Ann Poidomani, of Simply

Serve Meals; Chef Jose Torres, of

Italian Village; and Chef Jen Gavin

in the world.” Millions of teens in

more than 100 countries were, during

the weekend of April 21-23,

reportedly engaged in community

service projects, service learning

and youth voice activities, all with

the purpose of giving back to their

respective communities.

The proceeds from the eventual

sales of the clothes the youths sorted

will go toward funding The Bridge’s

350 free recreational, educational

and job readiness programs.

Reporting by Jason Maholy, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit OP-



Martino, Liberty take part in mock

meeting for Student Government


Students from Martino and Liberty

junior high schools assumed

the roles of New Lenox officials

and Village staff April 24, as they

participated in a mock board meeting.

It was all part of a three-part exercise

coordinated between New

Lenox School District 122 and the

Village of New Lenox.

“It’s something we’ve done for

a long time within the community,

and it just gives the students

a chance to see how local government

works and really understand

the process in local government,”

said Bonnie Groen, principal of

Martino. “They do a nice job of

representing the district, and their

(Edible Passport); also led cooking

demos throughout the morning.

The spring fashion show — presented

by Jenny Applegate of The

Leading Image, Diva Me Bella and

Orland Park Crossing — offered

women a chance to see the latest

fashion, hair and makeup trends,

modeled by members of the south

suburban community. It is this type

of unique neighborhood connection

that makes Lady – A Women’s

Expo a truly special event for many.

“We’re the local community

newspaper, and everybody knows

who we are,” Warthen said. “So,

it’s a fun opportunity for us to put

faces with names.”

Publisher 22nd Century Media

parents enjoy seeing them stepping

up to being young adults.”

While the actions taken by the

board were fake, the discussions

were not. Students discussed

the idea of hosting a community

clean-up day, the need to install a

new ice rink and a recent request

received by the Village to host a

concert for teens.

“It’s important that all of our

kids [have a good grasp of how

local government works],” Mayor

Tim Baldermann said. “For the

future of our schools, for the future

of our communities, for the

future of our state and our country,

we need smart, young people

to be engaged and involved, and

it starts at the local level. Let’s

face it: this is where you get your

streets plowed; this is where your

kids get educated; this is where

they recreate in the park district.”

Reporting by Megann Horstead,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit



Children’s rock bands begin

summer season at Jenny’s

Southside Tap in Mokena

Mokena rock fans were treated

to live performances by two talented

young bands April 23.

Organized Chaos and Mentally

Purple performed at the All About

Music & Children’s Theatre’s

Rock Band Showcase at Jenny’s

Southside Tap in Mokena.

The concert served as a preview

for the groups’ busy summer season,

during which they are to perform

at events, fairs and festivals

across the south suburbs.

“There’s so many great shows

this summer,” rock band instructor

Todd Beebe said. “I just can’t wait

to get them in front of a big crowd.

It’s going to be great.”

His wife and AACMT creative

director Connie Johnson-Beebe

echoed his excitement, noting that

the groups’ Proud American Days

debut July 29 is especially noteworthy.

“This is our first year, and we’re

really excited to be playing at

Proud American Days in New

Lenox,” she said.

With a setlist featuring songs

like The Beatles’ “Love Me Do”

and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride

and Joy,” the music came well before

any of the young musicians

were born. Still, classic rock continues

to resonate with the next

generation of superstars. Mentally

Purple guitarist Genevieve

Schramm said some of her favorite

artists are classic rockers.

“I really like Tom Petty and Nirvana,

because ... I really like the

style of music,” Schramm said,

noting she is scheduled to see

Tom Petty in concert this summer.

“And it’s cool to know those

people, because their music is fun

to play and cool.”

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit


Bonnie Hollaway (left), of Orland Park, gets her runway makeup done by

Julia Tyler, of Diva Me Bella, before the fashion show at publisher 22nd

Century Media’s most recent expo. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

is to host a career fair at Georgios

in Orland Park in August and its

annual Active Aging Expo in October.

More information can be

found at www.22ndcenturymedia.


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“Students from Ms. Marshall’s and Ms. King’s

classrooms have been learning about therapy

dogs and service dogs and different ways

these dogs help people. This learning was

brought to life on April 19, 2017 when Debbie

Tomasik, Therapy Dog Trainer, and her

companions, Sadie and Whalen, stopped in

for a special visit to share the experience of

some of the true talents of a therapy dog and

a service dog first hand. The students were

able to capture the calming affects therapy

dogs can bring to people and discussed many

situations where therapy dogs and service

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the many talents and skills these dogs bring to

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and making sense of it

Kirsten Onsgard


It feels senseless.

A truck speeds across

four lanes, over an

embankment, into two cars

and through two storefronts.

Shocked, a store owner

calls 9-1-1. The driver is

unresponsive. And when

the fire department arrives,

the young man is revived

and hospitalized, later to be


That’s what happened

about two weeks ago in

Frankfort Square in the

7200 block of West Benton

Drive near Harlem Avenue.

It was morning, and Shearin

Jurus had just opened her

tanning salon for the day.

Other business owners were

just arriving. Customers

were coming and going.

But in a flash, her truck

was totalled and her shop’s

windows smashed.

At first, it’s an incident

that sounds like a freak accident.

But the driver’s story

plays into a larger tragedy

in Will County: the 21-yearold

was allegedly under the

influence of heroin. Frankfort

Fire Protection District

administered Narcan, a

powerful treatment.

If it was required to save

his life, the young man is

lucky, relatively speaking.

Last year, 96 people in Will

County died from overdoses

related to heroin, fentanyl

and opiates.

As Jurus and I spoke

last week, we struggled to

make sense of the incident.

An alleged drug overdose

impacted her life in a way

she never expected, leaving

her to clean up the pieces

and shut down her salon for

several days.

She recalled several coincidences:

she never parks

her large truck in that spot,

but it ended up slowing the

trajectory of the truck. And

somehow, no one was hurt.

The good, the bad — it

felt random.

This was the first time

Jurus was affected by the

epidemic. Perhaps it’s

because of my age, but it’s

touched me a little closer.

I don’t know friends who

have died, but friends of

friends. My boyfriend has

acquaintances who were

killed. Facebook memorials

I read often lament the suddenness

of the tragedy.

But it’s not sudden, senseless

or random — this problem

has been going on for a

long time. And the epidemic

has become exponentially

more deadly.

What’s hopeful is Will

County has officials that see

this as it is: a mental health

crisis complicated and fed

by criminal activity. They

understand that locking

up users for a short time

doesn’t cure addition, and

that silence only fuels it.

These viewpoints evident at

last month’s annual Hero-

Helps summit.

As citizens — and as

good humans — it’s imperative

we are not complicit. If

you, a family member or a

friend has a substance abuse

or mental health problem,

there are free resources.

Call the Substance Abuse

and Mental Health Services

Administration help line

at (800) 662-4357, or the

National Suicide Prevention

Hotline at (800) 273-8255.

Help your customers

Find treatment, be supportive,

be loving.

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Singing the bluegrass

Frankfort singer/songwriter duo

performs ahead of season, Page 27

Dropping a new menu

Orland Park’s Bonefish Grill introduces fresh food,

drink on Hand-Crafted Happy Hour menu, Page 30

Lincoln-Way transition program blossoms

into spring with flower sale, Page 25

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Faith Briefs

American Islamic Association (8860 W. St.

Francis Road, Frankfort)

Daily Prayer Services

For service times, visit


Jum’ah Prayer Services

Fridays. Sermon at 1:10

p.m. followed by prayers at

1:30 p.m.

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


10:46 a.m. Sundays

Weight Watchers

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

10 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Women’s Bible Study

10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Tuesdays. Study is based

on the book “1 Peter: A Living

Hope in Christ” by Jen


Adult Bible Study

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

May 14 through the end of

August. A sermon series on

the book of Romans begins

May 21st. Martin Luther

called Romans “the soul’s

daily bread” which “can

never be read too often or

studied too much.”

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

Sauk Trail, Frankfort)

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.

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)


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


9:30 a.m. every first Sunday

of the month.

Hickory Creek Community Church (10660

W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort)

Ecumenical National Day of


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.

Worship Services

5 p.m. Saturdays and 9

a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays. For

more information, call (815)


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-


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)


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


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


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 marlena

spurbeck@gmail.com or

visit www.amazinglove.org/


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.


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-


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.


4-4:50 p.m. Saturdays

Knights of Columbus


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


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.

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)


St. Anthony Seniors

Wednesday afternoons

monthly. Seniors gather for

meetings, bingo and more.

For more information, call

(708) 720-9321.

Sew ‘n’ Sews

10 a.m. Tuesdays in

Memenas Hall. Attendees

make handmade crafts for

the church. For more information,

call (815) 469-


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, scripture and music.

For more information, call

(815) 469-3750.

St. Anthony Preschool

Registration is now open for

3-year-olds and 4-year-olds.

School is Monday through

Thursdays 9 a.m-noon. Call

(815) 469-5417 or visit www.

stanthonypreschool.com for

more information.

St. Anthony Religious


Faith formation Classes

are Wednesdays or Sundays

weekly beginning first

through eighth grade. Please

call (815) 469-3750 for more


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)


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.

Men’s Prayer Group

8-9 a.m. Saturdays.

Peace Community Church (21300 S.

LaGrange Road, Frankfort)

Lori Sealy concert

7-8:30 p.m. June 2. Christian

singer-songwriter Lori

Sealy brings her “Songs &

Stories of Grace” tour to

Peace Community Church.

Sealy sings about life with

autism and pro-life issues.

Tickets are $10 per person,

$15 per couple or family.

For more information, visit

www.lorisealy.com or www.

peaceinfrankfort.org, or call

(815) 469-2868.

Food Pantry

Peace’s food pantry is

open the first Sunday of

every month. For more information,

email deacons@


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


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

To have your church’s events

included in Faith Briefs, email

them to Assistant Editor Amanda

Stoll at a.stoll@22ndcentury

media.com or call (708) 326-

9179 ext. 34. Deadline is noon

Thursdays one week prior to


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Summit Hill to present ‘Review of Revues’

Submitted by Summit Hill

School District 161

Performers in last year’s musical revue pose for a photo.

This year’s Review of the Revues will take place 7 p.m. May

5 and 6. Photo submitted

The Summit Hill Junior

High School music department

will be presenting its

10th annual Musical Revue

on Friday and Saturday, May

5 and 6. In honor of this being

the 10th year for the

event, the show will feature a

“Review of the Revues” with

highlights from each of the

nine previous years’ shows.

The Musical Revue involves

seventh- and eighthgraders

who are involved

in the music department,

whether in band, choir and/

or strings. Students perform

on stage, in the pit band, as

emcees and as members of

the stage, light and sound

crews. Students are also instrumental

in planning choreography

and with adding

their personal touches to the

revue. The cast is divided

into three groups for rehearsals,

each with specific

parts of the show to cover.

There are also three parts

of the show where the entire

cast will join together,

such as in the opening and

closing reviews of 2008 and

2016. Each of these three

groups meets once a week

for four weeks before coming

together for tech week

the first week of May. This is

also when the pit band (comprised

entirely of junior high

band members) will first

play the music live for the

cast to rehearse to. The band

had made recordings of the

pieces earlier in March that

the casts use to rehearse with

prior to tech week.

The two performances, on

May 5 and 6, will begin at

7:00 p.m. and be held in the

cafetorium at Summit Hill Junior

High. There is no admission

charge. In honor of this

being the 10th revue, a slide

show will loop for the audience

to watch while awaiting

the start of the show.- This

slide show will feature photos

of cast members from each of

the nine previous revues.

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Students learn skills, grow with plant sale

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

Again this year, students

in the Lincoln-Way Transition

Program have been

hard at work growing a variety

of flowers, herbs, spices,

vegetables and potted

plants in the greenhouse at

Lincoln-Way Central High


The transition program

helps students with special

needs to gain life and job

skills after high school graduation.

Their annual plant

sales include the poinsettia

sale that is held annually

before Christmas, and the

spring plant sale, which is

coming up this weekend and

next weekend.

An array of garden- and

planter-worthy perennials

are overflowing in doublestacked

trays in the greenhouse

awaiting the sale, all

of which have been grown

by the students with little

more than supervision from

their instructor.

“I just monitor to make

sure everything is okay,

but they really know the

process,” special services

teacher Josh Kreske said.

“They’ve done a nice job

picking up how it’s supposed

to be done.”

He said the students started

working in the greenhouse

in February. At that

time, they began planting,

fertilizing and monitoring

for disease and bugs.

“If they’ve done it in the

past, they have an idea of

Breanna Ceci demonstrates how to carefully remove a dead leaf without damaging the

plant at Lincoln-Way Central High School on Thursday, April 27. All of the plants in the

greenhouse have been grown and tended to by students in the Lincoln-Way Transition

Program since February, and they are available for sale Saturday, May 6 and 13, from 9

a.m.-noon. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

how it goes about, but we

have a lot of new students

this year,” Kreske said. “But,

after the first couple times

they came in, they were able

to set up their work area by

themselves, and they work

really independently.”

The project — which is

one of many the students

do throughout the year — is

not designed to steer the students

toward horticulture or

agriculture jobs, but rather to

give them transferable skills

they can use at any job.

“It just teaches them

work skills,”Kreske said. “It

teaches them how to follow

multi-step directions, work

as a member of the team,

Lincoln-Way Transition Program Flower and Vegetable Sale

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 6 and 13

Where: Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E.

Lincoln Highway, New Lenox

More information: lwtransition@lw210.org

get things done in a certain

amount of time [and] meet

certain requirements that

it has to look a certain way

before it can be a finished


Breanna Ceci is one of the

students who has been working

in the greenhouse this

semester, and she is quick

to recognize dead or dying

leaves on the plants.

She said it is important to

remove them carefully so

as not to damage the plant

and demonstrated the proper

way to “pinch” the leaves to

remove them.

Petunias, begonias, zinnias,

marigolds, impatiens,

celosia and alyssum, as well

as salvia — which is new to

the sale this year — will be

sold for $2 per six pack or

$12 per flat; Geraniums will

be sold for $3 per six pack or

$18 per flat.

Potted plants, including

A variety of flowers, vegetables, herbs, spices and potted

plants have been grown by students in the Lincoln-Way

Transition Program. Proceeds from the sale support the


Breanna Ceci (left) and Katlyn Boner pose for a photo

in the greenhouse. They are among the students in the

Lincoln-Way Transition Program who have grown the

plants for the spring flower and vegetable sale.

coleus, vegetables, spices

and herbs, will be sold for

$2 each, and larger potted

plants, such as wandering

Jew, Swedish ivy, spider

plants and citronella will be

sold for $5 each.

The greenhouse is located

off Schoolhouse Road

on the East side of the

school, and proceeds from

the sale go back to support

the Lincoln-Way Transition


Chelsea to host first fifth-grade orchestra concert

Submitted by Frankfort

School District 157-C

The Chelsea Intermediate

School Fifth Grade Spring

Orchestra Concert will be

held on May 16 from 6-7

p.m. at the school at 22265

S. 80th Avenue. Frankfort

School District 157-C implemented

the new orchestra

program for the fifth grade

beginning this school year.

There are 55 violin, viola,

cello and bass students in the

Chelsea orchestra under the

direction of Shannon Shanahan

with support from Assistant

Orchestra Director Ben

Clark and Band Director

Doug Adams. A few of the

pieces the students will be

playing at the Spring Concert

include “Fire Dragon

Mountain” by Rob Grice,

a Richard Meyer arrangement

of “Hunters’ Chorus

(from Der Freischutz)” by

Carl Maria Von Weber and

a fun traditional piece called

“Shortnin’ Bread.”

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Frankfort duo tunes up for bluegrass season

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

The Orland Park Public

Library’s lobby was filled

with music and a crowd

April 21.

Residents were eager to

enjoy acoustic music, compliments

of Nikki & Steve,

the Frankfort duo featuring

Nikki Giblin and Steve Haberichter.

Although the library may

seem like an unlikely venue

to host a concert of any kind,

Outreach Assistant Shane

Peterson explained that music

can regularly be heard at

a variety of events.

“We do a monthly musical

showcase in the lobby,

which generally tends to be

smaller groups,” he said.

“Sometimes, we do additional

musical events in our

conference rooms, and the

summer concert series is

coming up. That’s four concerts

out in the library pavilion

in the summer. We try to

have musical performances

anytime we can.

“It’s nice to be able to

bring people in, and that the

music emanates through the

lobby and up through the

teen section. We get a lot

of positive feedback from

people who enjoy the atmosphere

that it brings to the


A group of music lovers

from Peace Village in Palos

Park had nothing but praise

for the library’s concert

events. Rose Krc, who has

attended two previous concerts

at the library as well

as a lecture on the old Chicago

stockyards, said that

these performances give her

a chance to reconnect with a

variety of genres.

“I really like classical the

best, but I can relate to all of

this,” she said.

Her friend Marge Billich

added, “I like all kinds of

music — rock and roll, everything.”

Fellow Peace Village resident

Donna Ives said she

was hoping to hear the blues.

Ives was in luck, as Nikki

& Steve count the blues as

one of their favorite genres,

along with folk, country,

sultry soul and, most of all,

bluegrass. Both Giblin and

Haberichter serve as board

members for the annual

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival,

which is set to take place

on July 8 and 9 at Breidert


Elements of bluegrass

were on display throughout

the performance, as Haberichter’s

fast fingers made

easy work out of the most

complicated of compositions,

gliding up and down

the frets of his acoustic

guitar. Giblin’s expressive

vocals transfixed the crowd

on classics like Etta James’

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I Started,” the recording of

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“This one will bring a tear

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There is something about

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Much like Tedeschi

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Giblin and Haberichter

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The Dish

Happy Hour taps into hunger, too, with new menu at Bonefish Grill

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Stop into most bars between

4-6 p.m., and one will

quickly find that a strange

thing happens. Two hours

magically become one Happy

Hour, where the drinks

tend to flow freely thanks to

discounted prices.

But usually by the end

of those two hours, guests

are starting to recall that

they have not eaten since

lunchtime, should maybe

get something in their bellies.

But dinner is waiting

at home, so the $30 entrées

are out of the question.

And no one can seem

to agree on which apps

to order.

Enter Bonefish Grill’s

new Hand-Crafted Happy

Hour menu, which alongside

four new cocktails offers

a smattering of food

choices in smaller portions,

with the $5 drink

specials complemented by

$6 dining options that hark

back to Bonefish’s former

Bar Bites offerings, but

with a new collection of


“We’ve had the drinks

side for quite some time,

but we finally brought back

the small plate platform,”

managing partner Nicholas

Kapellas said. “Guests were

asking for it, really. Maybe

they don’t want to have a

full meal but just want to

sit down and try a few new


The crispy calamari and

mussels Josephine already

were on the appetizer menu,

though in bigger portions,

but everything else is new.

When asked about favorites,

Kapellas said the ahi

tuna poke is a must-try because

of its fresh avocado

purée, the wonton crisps

and, of course, the fresh


Bonefish Grill’s new Happy Hour menu includes (left to right, top) wagyu beef sliders, crispy au gratin bites, the tropical tiki martini, crispy cod sliders,

(bottom) ahi tuna poke, a fresh margarita, calamari and a raspberry vodka Collins. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media, Illustration by Nancy

Burgan/22nd Century Media

“You can’t get sushigrade

tuna in Orland in too

many places,” Kapellas said

of the appeal.

But his go-to has become

the crispy au gratin

bites — or as the kids are

calling them, nowadays,

“grat tots.” The blend of

potatoes au gratin, cheese,

bacon and green onion is

served alongside two sauces:

a smoky ranch and sour


“They have such great

flavor,” he opined.

But tastes, of course,

vary. And overhearing our

conversation, bartender Angela

DeMarco slyly pointed

toward the crispy cod sliders,

which she said she

likes even more than the

special menu’s wagyu beef


“This has the Bang Bang

shrimp sauce on it,” she

said. “They’re so popular.

They’re not heavy; they’re

not burgers.”

The following is a breakdown

of all of the offerings

on Bonefish Grill’s new

Hand-Crafted Happy Hour

menu. The selections and

the special price points are

only available during the

hours of 4-6 p.m., for dinein

only, but Bonefish offers

the menu seven days a


And the Orland Park restaurant’s

40-seat patio is

open for the season.

The Drinks ($5)

• Blueberry Lemon Drop:

Absolut Citron, blueberry

purée, fresh sour mix, sugar

rim (pictured with Life &

Arts cover teaser)

• Tropical Tiki Martini:

Pineapple and Absolut

infusion; Captain Morgan;

flavors of mango and

pomegranate; and a hint

of lime

• Raspberry Vodka Collins:

Tito’s Handmade Vodka,

fresh raspberries, fresh

sour mix, topped with soda


• Fresh Margarita: Olmeca

Altos Tequila, Cointreau,

fresh lime simple syrup

• Select spirits singleliquor

mixed drinks (Tito’s,

Bombay, Bacardi, Dewar’s,

Maker’s Mark and Jack

Daniel’s) are $5 during the

Happy Hour. House wines

are $4. And draft beers are

$1 off, including Metal

Monkey, a Romeovillebased

local brew that has

been on rotating tap for the

past six months.

Bonefish Grill

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Road in Orland Park


• 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.


• 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.


• 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Web: www.bonefishgrill.


Phone: (708) 873-5170

The Food ($6)

• Crispy Cod Sliders (2):

Alaskan cod on a savory

potato bun, with Bonefish’s

signature sauce, tomato and


• Wagyu Beef Sliders (2):

Served on a savory potato

bun, dressed with Bonefish’s

signature sauce, tomato

and lettuce

• Crispy Au Gratin Bites:

Blend of potatoes au gratin,

cheese, bacon and green onion

• Ahi Tuna Poke: Cucumber,

red bell pepper, red onion,

jalapeño, scallion and

sesame seeds, over avocado

purée, served with wonton


• Calamari (small): Flashfried

with peppers and

served with crispy noodles

and a sweet, spicy Asian


• Mussels Josephine

(small): Served with tomato,

red onion, garlic and

basil in a lemon wine sauce

(not pictured)

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Build and Move into Your New Home from the low $200s

With Lincoln-Way Schools at Prairie Trails in Manhattan

Distinctive Home Builders provides homeowners the

highest quality home on the market

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


“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


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


Typically a wide variety of

homes are available to tour

that include ranch and twostory


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


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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Empty-nesters Flocking to Brookside Meadows in Tinley Park

A day comes when many

people realize that ever

since the kid have left they

find themselves in a house

that: 1) is too large, 2)

requires more maintenance

than they're willing

to give and 3) no longer fits

their needs. If that's you

then you're an 'empty-nester'

and it's time to make a

move. Analyze your new

lifestyle - sort out what you

want in a home – then take

a look at Brookside Meadows

in Tinley Park, a neighborhood

of luxury townhomes

offering quiet and easy


This latest community by

the reputable Crana Homes

is a wise choice for empty-nesters

who are looking

for a full life. Not a retirement

community, a home

in Brookside Meadows is

perfect for comfortable

living, family sleepovers

and entertaining friends.

These landscaped homes

are low maintenance and

have high appreciation

value. They are affordable,

well-built and designed

with plenty of living space

and amenities enjoyed by

a mature generation.

As always, experienced

buyers seek out a great

location. Brookside Meadows

is tucked into a quiet

neighborhood of Tinley

Park surrounded by shopping,

restaurants, entertainment

and medical

facilities. It is also close to

highways, the Metra

station and other major

thoroughfares - ideal for

the empty-nester on the


Of course, quality is

important in a home, too.

Crana Homes' long tradition

of craftsmanship and

customer satisfaction make

Brookside Meadows ideally

suited for everyone who

wants less maintenance,

demands quality and

enjoys adding personal

touches. The floor plans

featured in Brookside

Meadows are the Fahan II

and the Lennan II. Choice

sites are available in Phase

II and with prices holding

in the upper-$200s

(including site) now is the

time to take a look.

The Fahan II is a handsome

3,303 total square

foot attached home (2,087'

living space and a 1,216'

basement) with an

attached two-car,

dry-walled garage and a

cement driveway. The

grand two-story entrance

foyer opens to a split level,

three bedroom floor plan

that has two and a half

baths. A fourth bedroom

is optional. The impressive

loft overlooks a relaxing

great room - with optional

fireplace. A large open

space kitchen greets guests

with stunning granite

countertops and generous

cabinet space. The large

The Fahan II, a split level single-family two or three bedroom

townhome at Brookside Meadows.

Kitchen and dining areas in Brookside Meadows' Fahan II in Tinley Park.

master bedroom offers an

optional coffered ceiling

and a relaxing soaker tub

is a wonderful option for

the master bath.

Finished oak highlights

the home – including doors,

cabinets, railings and trim.

Custom maple cabinets

make the kitchen warm and

elegant. The floors in the

foyer and bathrooms are

covered with ceramic tile

and the bathrooms have

cultured marble vanity tops.

A first floor laundry area,

full lookout basement and

a patio give plenty of room

for work and play.

Anther award-winning

design is the Lennan II

where a spacious master

suite is located on the upper

level. It is a cozy two

(optional three) bedroom

split level home with 3,167

square feet of space (2,118'

living space and a 1,049'

basement) and also has a

comfortable dining/family


Most design features in

the Fahan II are also found

in the Lennan II including

the two-car, drywalled

garage and cement driveway.

The addition of many

'Green,' energy-efficient,

cost-saving advantages are

standard in Brookside

Meadows. Most notably,

you'll find a high-efficiency

furnace and Lo-E glass

installed throughout. Other

‘green’ advantages include

The Lennan II, a split level single-family three bedroom

townhome at Brookside Meadows in Tinley Park.

Brookside Meadows by Crana Homes with beautiful and functional

kitchens with generous cabinet space and granite countertops.

an Energy Miser hot water

heater, vented soffits, 1.75”

insulated entrance doors,

energy-efficient appliances

and Tuff-R insulated wall

sheathing. All homes have

underground utilities,

smoke detectors, Lake

Michigan water and a sprinkler


See why empty-nesters are

perfectly happy in

Brookside Meadows. Visit

the fully furnished and

beautifully decorated

models, open 10:00am to

4:00pm Monday through

Thursday, from noon to

4:00pm on Saturday and

Sunday and Friday by


Contact the Sales Center

at 708-479-5111 for information

on any changes to

dimensions, options or

specs. Visit online at

www.cranahomes.com for

home designs, descriptions,

floor plans, features and

options. To visit Brookside

Meadows take I-80, exit La

Grange Road south for just

under two miles to La Porte

Road and turn east for

one-half mile. For GPS

mapping enter: 19839

Mulroy Circle, Tinley Park,


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The Frankfort Station’s

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Where: 11770 Azure Drive

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Amenities: Enjoy the

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tub. The outdoor fireplace

and paver patio is a great

place for entertaining and

enjoying an evening under

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This two-story home

begins with a two-story

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Going upstairs, there’s a

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Downstairs from the main

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den which has been used

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a fifth bedroom, large living

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house 1-3 p.m. May 7.

Listing price: $449,000

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March 22

• 302 Sherlock Street,

Frankfort, 60423-2005 —

Chicago Title Land Trt. Co.

Ttee to Scott Linke, Kristi

Linke $371,100

• 20378 Grand Traverse

Drive, Frankfort, 60423-

1743 — Debra L. Boer

to Michael Goodman,


• 8321 W. Chestnut

Court, Frankfort, 60423-

9304 — Ronald Mcdaniel

to James A. Gonzalez,


March 23

• 21921 Heritage Drive,

Frankfort, 60423-8525

— Nicholas Trust to

Daniel Raymond Kozicki

Jr., Amy Priscilla Kozicki


• 22717 Fieldstone Drive,

Frankfort, 60423-8604

— American Internatinal

Relocati to Alan S.

Spiridon, $460,000

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1003 Help Wanted

Village of Homer Glen, P/T Development Services Inspector

The Village is seeking a part-time Development Services

Inspector to perform site development and municipal

construction field inspections, plan reviews and drainage,

traffic and safety complaint reviews and follow-up.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires HS diploma or GED,

excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to

read and comprehend plans, perform general math

calculations, calculate basic algebra and geometry

formulas and possess valid driver’s license. At least 5 yrs

experience in construction or engineering services related

to municipal construction inspection and moderate level of

drainage concepts and design. Pay Rate: $26.00/hour,

with no fringe benefits. Application Process: Interested

candidates must email a cover letter, resume, and

completed job application to

hkokodynsky@homerglenil.org or mail to Village of

Homer Glen, Attn: Heather Kokodynsky, 14240 W.

151st Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491. Further details and

the job application are available at www.homerglenil.org

Position open until Friday, May 19, 2017.

P/T Maintenance Coordinator

Your day-to-day: Perform maintenance tasks to ensure the

Branch meets our standard of excellence; interact

appropriately with residents and families; ensure all

apartments are move-in-ready; assist in arranging service

contracts and bids; manage the Preventive Maintenance

Work Schedule; ensure equipment remains in working

order; complete tasks necessary to ensure a safe and secure

environment; incorporate opportunities to create small, but

memorable, experiences for residents.

Requirements: Valid driver’s license and acceptable

driving record; CPR & First Aid certification (May obtain

certification upon hire if uncertified); High School

diploma or GED or three (3) months related experience.

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Outdoor work: F/T

year-round & seasonal


Potential for paid winters

off. Benefits incl. health,

dental, IRA. Clean driving

record a MUST. Starting

rate: $14/hr. Time and 1/2

over 40 hrs. Apply

in-person 7320 Duvan Dr,

Tinley Park M-F 8a-4p or

email resume to


Bus Drivers

Kirby School District 140 in

Tinley Park. F/T drivers and

on-call drivers needed.

Preferred: IL CDL with

School Bus & Passenger

endorsements; or paid

training. Benefit/Retirement

package. Apply online:


Additional information,

email: rballard@ksd140.org.

Norman’s Dry Cleaners

17702 Oak Park Ave.

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Counter clerk, 3pm-7pm, 3

nights & Sat 11am-5pm.

Starting pay $9.75/hr. F/T

day position also avail.

Mon-Fri, 9-3pm. Hiring

for Orland Park & Tinley


Speech Pathologist needed

F/T 2017-2018 at

Lincoln-Way Area Special

Education. Apply online at

www.lwase843.org. May be

beneficial if experienced in

autism, ABA methodology,

behavior & assistive


Immediate openings

for house cleaners in

SW suburbs.

P/T wkdays. No



CDL Driver

Tractor Trailer/Dry Van

Dedicated Run. Home Daily.

with Benefits.

Call Krueger Trucking


Life Insurance Case Mgr.

FT/PT-Oak Forest

Office & computer exp req

Call M-F: 708.687.0142

1003 Help


Hiring Desk Clerk (2nd

& 3rd shift) &

Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

1005 Employment


Need help with your TV,

computer or mobile device?

Call J-Tech for local support

that comes to you.

Competitive pricing.

Available evenings &

weekends. (708) 770-3475


1022 Caregiver


CNA needed in Orland

Park home healthcare.

Starting immediately.

Mirella 708.351.8014

Looking for in-home caregiver

for elderly couple in Olympia

Fields. Prep meals, drive, and

ability for overnights. Please

call: 630.400.1069

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.


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services. Licensed &

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$1,000 Reward Offered

for the arrest & conviction.

Incident occured between

10pm & 4:45am. 6 saws stolen

from Old Oak Country Club.

Please Call (708)301-3344

extension 10.

1037 Prayer /


Hail Mary, full of grace. Our

Lord is with thee. Blessed art

thou among women,a nd

blessed is the fruit of thy

womb, Jesus. Holy Mary,

Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and atthe hour of

our death. Amen. TM

Our Father, Who art in heaven

Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy

kingdom come, Thy will be

done, on earth as it is in

heaven. Give us this day our

daily bread, and forgive us our

trespasses, aswe forgive those

who trespass against us; and

lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.




1052 Garage Sale


Sat. May 13, 8:30a - 1:30p

8221 W. 171st Street

For event details, call


Tinley Park, 16960 Grissom

Dr. 5/5 9-2p. 1 Day Only!

Huge assortment of like new

baby girl clothes newborn-3T,

baby boy clothes newborn-9

mos, as well as baby hats,

shoes, jackets &winter coat,

Fischer Price/V Tech toys,

baby/children’s books, variety

of baby gear, maternity clothes

sz XS/S, kitchen wares, home

decor &organizational/storage


Tinley Park 7431 W 163rd St

5/5-5/6 8-3pm Lots of odds &

ends. Everything must go!

Something for everyone!

New Lenox, 2950 S. Wind Dr.

Fri. May 5-Sat. May 6, 9-3p.

Household items, clothes,

something for everyone!

1053 Multi Family


Tinley Park, 8327 Heather Ln.

May 6th, 9-3p. Too much to

list! Multiple Families!

1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort, 756 Birchwood Rd.

5/5-5/6, All Day! Fashionable

teen-young adult clothes, electronics,

furniture, home decor

& more!

Lockport 16718 Grace St

5/5-5/6 8-4pm Household,

womens clothes, jewelry, albums/CDs,

stereo set & speakers

Lockport , 1024 N. Glenmore

St. 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 8-2p. 4families.

Tons of items. Tools,

craft/sewing supplies, furn &

much more!

New Lenox, 125 Sonoma Rd.

(Wildflower Estates) 5/5-5/6,

9-2p. 2 Families. Household

items, clothing, furn, something

for everyone!

1054 Subdivision


Lockport, Victoria’s

Crossing West Subdivision

May 6th-7th. 8am-4pm

Single homes and townhomes

New Lenox Gougar Rd &

Coventry Rd by Woodruff

Golf Course. Fri/Sat, 5/5-5/6,

9-3pm. 6+ homes!

1057 Estate Sale

Lockport , 1531 Madison St.

Friday May 5th & Saturday

May 6th, 9-2pm. Furniture,

household items, & more!

New Lenox 1060 W Regan Rd

5/5-5/6 8-2pm Furniture, jewelry,

glassware, handicapped

items, kitchenware, antiques,

garden, office &craft items.

Much, much more! Huge Sale!

New Lenox 912 Shagbark. Fri

&Sat, 5/5-6, 9-3. Directions:

Rt. 30 to Gougar. Left to

Laraway. Left to Nelson & left

on Nelson. 3rd right. Samsung

55” Smart flat screen TV,

stainless Frigidaire fridge,

treadmill. All like new. Brm,

dinette, LR &patio furn. Grill,

kitch, costume jewelry, misc.

hh &garage. Joan’s Estate

Sales 708.712.7083

1058 Moving Sale

Orland Park, 15670 Peachtree

Dr. Monday, May 8th, 9-5p.

Furniturem pictures, &much


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TATE of 11228 Stoll Road, Frankfort,

IL 60423 (Single Family

Home). On the 25th 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: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National

Association Plaintiff V.Angelo

R. Brown; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 16CH 0071 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


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


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:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite


Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090













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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


In the event the property is a condominium,

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


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 a court order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

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Angelo R. Brown; et. al.


No. 16 CH 0071


Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 9th day of

November, 2016, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 25th 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:











SEPTEMBER 16, 1997, AS


R97-80276, IN WILL COUNTY,


Commonly known as:

11228 Stoll Road, Frankfort, IL


Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home



Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)



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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


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


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.



Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite


Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County












) SS.






PNC Bank, National Association



Ayoola O. Alabi aka Ayoola Tony

Alabi aka Ayoola A. Alabi aka

Ayoola Alabi; Onome O. Alabi aka

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Emily Scianna

Emily Scianna is a senior

forward on the Lincoln-Way

East girls soccer team.

You have been on

varsity since freshman

year. What is it like as

a senior this year?

It’s cool to see the juniors

and sophomores play also,

because I was one of them.

I love being a leader on the

team, and being the oldest is

kind of cool at school, too.

What has that

leadership looked like?

On the field , it’s a big

role because I have to be in

charge of all the forwards,

because I’m the only senior

forward. Off the field, we

have a group message and

the seniors like to take control

of everything. It’s really

nice to be a part of that.

How has it been

working with Coach

Murphy this year?

It’s been really great. I

had Coach Papa freshman,

sophomore and junior year.

Me and him were very close,

but Coach Murphy is great.

I love the new dynamic, and

it’s cool to see two different

coaches in high school —

not many people get to do


You’ve been scoring

more this year. What

has caused that shift?

I think it’s all my mentality.

I’ve gotten a lot of confidence

this year. Being a senior,

it’s cool being a leader

and begin in control.

I’ve really been trying my

hardest being aggressive,

and I’ve gotten rewarded

from that.

What have you learned

over the years?

I’ve learned to always stay

humble — that’s a big thing.

Confidence, not cockiness.

Especially against all the

other good teams: the other

Lincoln-Ways, Lockport and

all them. Confidence definitely

is key.

What has been the

toughest moment so far

this season?

I think the Lyons game

was pretty tough. We were

tied 0-0 until about more

than halfway through the

second half. It was hard as

a whole team to not let up

a goal, or to not let up anything.

That was the toughest

for all of us.

What are your goals

going forward?

I plan on playing club at

my university, San Diego

State University. I definitely

want to coach when I’m

older. I love the game, and

I don’t want to stop playing.

What are your plans for

San Diego State?

I’m not going to play for

the university, just club and


I have family out there,

and I just absolutely love it

— the weather, the people

Julie McMann/22nd Century


— it’s just a different place.

I love being able to go there.

I’m undecided. I might

go into education or athletic


If you won the lottery,

what would you spend

your money on?

My aunt has lung cancer,

and she has this foundation

called LUNGevity Foundation.

I would probably donate

all of it, to be honest,

because she’s a great role

model for me, and I want

everything for her to be

OK. It’s hard seeing her go

through all this.

What are you looking

forward to this year?

Definitely prom, social.

I’m excited for playoffs. I

think we’ll go far this season.

I’m just really excited

for the end of my senior year.

Interview by Kirsten Onsgard,



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Onome Alabi; Plank Trail Estates

Homeowners Association; PNC

Bank, National Association, successor

by merger toNational City

Bank, successor by merger toMidAmerica

Bank, FSB; Unknown

Owners and Non-Record Claimants


No. 16 CH 0306


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 to the highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:











R2000-37923, IN WILL


Commonly known as:

21278 Brittany Drive, Frankfort,

IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family



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


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


Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,


Real Estate

2703 Legal


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 a court order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.





1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120


P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County

The Village ofFrankfort is seeking

proposals from qualified firms to

provide the Restoration of Asphalt

and Concrete following the maintenance

of underground utilities.

Specifications may be obtained online

at www.villageoffrankfort.com

under the tab doing business with

the Village oratthe Village Administration

Building, 432 W. Nebraska

Street, Frankfort, Illinois

60423 (815) 469-2177, beginning

Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Submittals

must be received no later

than 2:00 PM, May 4, 2017.



Under $100

1949-1950 Ford deck lid, good

condition $100. 708.460.8308

24 inch pipe wrench $15.

Heavy duty 1/2 in electric drill

$25. 815.260.9290

250 ft. ofblack landscape edging

$50 obo. 4ft tall gumball

machine & stand $35 obo.

New, in box milkshake blender

$15 obo. Call 708.935.5928

4handmade wood dollhouses

from Christmas, must see! Any

reasonable offer. Bill


4 kitchen chairs $10/all: 6”

aloe plant $5. Microwave stand

$25. Coleman coolers $7/ea.

Artificial ficus tree $25.


Construction scaffolding 5x5,

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$75. 815.592.9474

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Must sell $100.


Encyclopedia Britannica 45

vokume set, leather bound,

gold edges, like new condition

$75. 708.429.0111

Fish tank $25. Table stand $15.

Mahogany Hall table $95. Dacor

microwave, still new $75.


Malibu 10 pc. low voltage tier

II outdoor light set, new in box

$30 each. Dekor white diaper

genie $10. 815.485.5966

Men’s Dockers pants 33 waist,

34 length, 4pairs beige, 1pair

black. Like New! $9 each.


Mens stuff: Blackhawks or

muscle car XL t-shirt $15 ea.

New shorts size 36 $12. New

brown leather belt, 34, $10.


New large vintage custom solid

wood hand craft bird house.

Rare & unique made $45.


Over 6,000 assorted baseball or

football cards in storage boxes

$60. Call Gil 815.462.1455

Perinneals $2 each. (20) cannas

(10) hostas (8) phlox (10) sedum.


Petite size wedding dress with

beading and veil, cleaned $75.

New red leather purse $12.

New dearfaom size 9slippers

$12. 708.460.8308

Republic concept one double

pane insulated replacement

window 31.5”W x33.5”H $35.


Sit down walder, like new $80.

Sewing machine table $20.


Stir crazy theater style popcorn

popper “new” 300 watt 24c capacity

on off switch, retail

price $80, now $45. Call Geri


Two-2 benches/storage drawers

$14 ea. Wood shelf racks

$25. All 12 sets not used.

Women’s clothes 8, shoes 10.

Queen & King bedding.


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This week in

Griffins Varsity


Girls badminton

■May ■ 4 at IHSA Sectional


■May ■ 4 at Stagg,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 5 host Andrew,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 6 at Richards,

10 a.m.

■May ■ 9 at Bolingbrook,

4:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

■May ■ 4 host Andrew,

6:15 p.m.


■May ■ 4 host Homewood-

Flossmoor, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 5 at Lincoln-Way

Central, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 6 host Whitney Young,

10 a.m.

■May ■ 9 at Sandburg,

4:30 p.m.

Boys tennis

■May ■ 4 host Stagg,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 5 at Naper Valley

Tennis Invite, 3:30 p.m.

■May ■ 6 at Naper Valley

Tennis Invite, 8:30 a.m.

Boys track and field

■May ■ 6 at Lisle Valley

Invitational, 9 a.m.

Girls track and field

■May ■ 4 at SWSC Conference

Meet, 4:30 p.m.

Boys volleyball

■May ■ 4 at Lincoln-Way West,

5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 9 host Bolingbrook,

5:30 p.m.

Boys water polo

■May ■ 5 at Lincoln-Way

Central, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 6 host Conant,


■May ■ 8 at ISHA Sectional

Girls water polo

■May ■ 5 host Lincoln-Way

Central, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 8 at ISHA Sectional

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Griffins athletics


Lincoln-Way East 8,

Sandburg 0

Danny Zimmerman

pitched six shutout innings

and Jimmy Quinn added a

home run during the April

25 shutout.


Lincoln-Way East 7,

Plainfield South 5

Lexi Krause went 2-for-

2 and Allison Jaquith went

2-for-4 in the April 24 win.

Alex Storako added eight


Lincoln-Way East 10, Stagg 0

Ami Ill went 2-for-3 with

a home run and 3 RBI, while

Lauren Hunter and Lexi

Krause both had a home run

RBI during the April 25 shutout.

Pitcher Danielle Drogemuller

had 6 strikeouts.

Lincoln-Way East 7, Minooka


Lindsay LaDere went

2-for-2 with two home runs

and three RBI and pitcher

Alex Storako landed nine

strikeouts in the April 26


Boys tennis

Lincoln-Way East 3,

Downers Grove South 4

Despite a strong showing

in singles and doubles from

Ryan Mitchell, Spencer

Hein, Nikhil Piska, Weston

Dell and Matt Zuccato, the

Griffins lost their third nonconference

match April 25.

Lincoln-Way East 7, Andrew


Ryan Mitchell won the

marquee match up with a

6-1, 6-2 victory over Nick

Karczynski from Andrew.

Boys volleyball

Lincoln-Way East 30-28,

25-19 over Lockport

Jason Szara had 7 kills and

Jake Snyder had 26 assists in

the two-set match win over

Lockport April 25.

Boys water polo

Lincoln-Way East 18,

Lincoln-Way West 4

Jason Parkinson lead the

way with 4 goals and Ryan

Murphy held down the Griffins’

defense with 7 steals

during the April 25 win.

Girls water polo

Lincoln-Way East 16,

Lincoln-Way West 4

Reis Parkinson scored 4

and Emily Bonebrake scored

3 during the Griffins’ win

over the Warriors April 25.

Kaylie Pollard had 12 saves

in the goal.

Lincoln-Way East 5, Bradley-

Bourbonnais 1

Reis Parkinson scored 2,

and Sarah Jackson, Katie

Meagher and Jordan Bruni

each scored 1 in the conference

win April 27.

Boys volleyball

Lincoln-Way East 25-19, 15-

25, 25-23 over Sandburg

Jake Snyder had 36 assists

8 digs in the three-set win on

April 27.

Celtics Athletics


Providence 5, St. Rita 12

Frankfort resident Logan

Anderson blasted a 3-run

home run added two more

hits, but the Celtics fell short

against the Mustangs on

April 24.

Athlete of the Month

Providence Catholic hockey player

wins hotly contested April title

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

It is rare that 22nd Century

Media Southwest Chicago’s

Athlete of the Month competition

ends in a tie. Potentially

unprecedented, though, is

the contest ending in a threeway

stalemate at the end of


But as everyone outside

of soccer — and, on rare occasion,

American football

— knows, ending in ties is

no fun. So this past month’s

Athlete of the Month competition

got sent to the rare staff

overtime tiebreaker vote.

The choices came down to

Lockport Township baseball

player Kevin Davis, Providence

Catholic hockey player

Kevin Horan and Lincoln-

Way East boys water polo

competitor Ryan Murphy.

When the dust settled, Horan

earned the win yet again.

The senior has played on

the varsity hockey team for

the past two years, in which

the Celtics won back-toback

Kennedy Cups. He

also took the trip once again


From Page 51

said. “We’ve been pushing

them hard in practice lately,

including (Monday). They’re

tired. They’re grumpy. But

they still came out today to


With the postseason approaching,

the focus for East

will begin to switch in practices.

The SWSC outdoor

championships take place on

Thursday, May 11, at Sandburg,

and sectional is May 18.

“It’ll start to get easier,” Widinski

said. “Their legs start to

feel better and they can get everything

else going. We want

After winning a staff-vote tiebreaker, Providence Catholic

hockey player Kevin Horan claimed the title of 22nd

Century Media Southwest Chicago’s April 2017 Athlete of

the Month. 22nd Century Media File Photo

to the Amateur Hockey Association

of Illinois Red

Division State Finals at the

United Center.

The Athlete of the Month

competition pits featured

Athlete of the Week selections

from our south suburban

newspapers against one another

in an online voting contest.

The next contest is to begin

Wednesday, May 10.

to see our top guys continue

to refine their skills. That includes

either their finishing

speed, their form, whatever it

is they need to work on individually.”

“And have fun,” assistant

coach Wayne Hollow said.

“It’s a long season, so need to

keep them going late here.”

Widinski and Hollow have

expectations for several competitors

in the track and in the

field to qualify for state. That

would require finishing in the

top two in their event – by

time or distance – or meeting

the state qualifying standard

during sectional.

Among potential state

qualifiers are Henning in the

To vote, visit Frankfort-

Station.com, hover over the

“Sports” menu tab and click

“Athlete of the Month.” Readers

can vote once per session

per valid email address. Voting

ends at 5 p.m. May 25.

All athletes featured in the

April Athlete of the Week

sports interviews are automatically

entered into the


100-meter dash, Miranda in

the 400-meter dash, a 400-meter

relay team and a 1,600-meter

relay team.

In distance races, senior

Noah Healy (1,600-meter

run), senior Scott Platek

(3,200-meter run) and freshman

Brett Gardner (3,200-meter

run) are hopefuls.

In the field, Paraday (discus)

Stringfellow (triple

jump) and Ben Skolek (pole

vault) are potential qualifiers.

Stringfellow has jumped 42

feet, 9 inches in his first season

in the triple jump; Class

3A state qualifying is 44 feet,

4 inches. He needs to add six

inches to his season-best long

jump of 21 feet, 7 inches.

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Boys track and field

Griffins eye postseason during tri-meet

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way East sophomore

Quinton Stringfellow

knew his long jump was not

his best with approach and

footing. But on a day with

only two other teams competing

and multiple competitors

sitting out, his distance

was good enough to take first

place in the event.

Stringfellow’s win was

one of several individual

event victories for East on

Tuesday, April 25, at Bradley-Bourbonnais.

No official

team scores were kept in the

SouthWest Suburban Conference

tri-meet between East,

Bradley-Bourbonnais and


“What this is, is a glorified

practice,” East coach Ross

Widinski said. “We didn’t

bring a whole team. Other

teams aren’t starting all their

regular guys. There’s no pole


“Not being an invite, this

was a chance for some of the

younger guys to get a chance

to show what they could do.

They were really competing

to show their ability.”

Stringfellow jumped 19

feet, 6 ½ inches in his lone

attempt. The jump was more

than 2 feet shorter than his

season best of 21 feet, 7 inches,

but it was good enough to

win the event.

“I jumped off the wrong

foot, too,” he said.

Stringfellow and teammate

Randy Johnson tied for

first place in the triple jump

(40 feet, 2 ½ inches). Senior

Cole Paraday won the discus

throw. Paraday scratched on

all three of his shot put attempts

but had the distance to

win had he not scratched.

On the track, senior Nick

Miranda took first place in the

400-meter dash. Freshman AJ

Henning won the 100-meter

dash. Sophomore Michael

Honchar crossed the line first

in the 110-meter hurdles.

The 800-meter relay team

finished second behind

Thornwood. The Griffins

took the lead after Thornwood

was slow with the

handoff between the second

and third runners, but Thornwood

came back to win.

Several of East’s top distance

guys got the day off

to rest. Some who ran in the

800-meter run and 1,600-meter

run were switched up,

“Right now, they’re running

on tired legs,” Widinski

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Griffins play to strengths, step up in win

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way East senior

Joe Prestamer knows he

does not have the quickest

fastball, so he has to trust

in his off-speed pitches this


He looked to those offspeed

pitches again to help

East escape a late-game,

bases-loaded jam and end

Sandburg’s best chance of

staging a comeback in a recent

conference victory.

“I’m not really going to

blow fastballs by guys too

much, so I rely on keeping

guys off balance,” Prestamer

said. “My off-speed

pitches were getting mainly

pop ups, getting guys to

roll over and out ahead, so

just attack the zone like any

other batter and trust my

field to step on a base if we

have to.”

Prestamer gave up one run

in six innings and his offense

took advantage of walks

as East beat Sandburg, 3-1,

for the second time in three

days to sweep the defending

SouthWest Suburban Blue

champs on Thursday, April

27, in Orland Park.

Leading 3-1 with two outs

in the fifth, Prestamer used

his curveball to get Ryan

Hampe to pop out in front

of home plate with the bases

loaded. After bouncing two

off-speed pitches to turn an

0-2 count into a 2-2 count, he

put a curveball over the plate

and got Hampe to swing underneath

the ball.

Prestamer had loaded the

bases with a two-out walk

and hit by pitch, but East

coach Paul Babcock had

trust in him to get the final


“No thought of taking him

out in that situation,” Babcock

said. “Joe’s the man.

He’s who I’m going to have

East’s Jake Arthur takes a hard swing during the 3-1 win.

out there in that spot. No

doubt in my mind.”

The Eagles managed just

one run during the 14 innings

against East. In the

second game, they had four

hits, three walks and one hit

by pitch, but they left seven

runners on base.

The Griffins got enough

offense without catcher and

cleanup hitter Jimmy Quinn,

who was out sick, who homered

in the first meeting.

They had six walks and five

hits – only one extra-base hit

– and all three of their runs

were walks that came around

to score against pitcher Evan


“We’re not getting it done

offensively,” Sandburg

coach Jim Morsovillo said.

“We swung better today,

hit the ball harder, but everything

we hit was right at

them. We got some hits, got

some guys on but didn’t get

the big hit. And we walked

guys who came around to

score. You can’t do that and

win baseball games.”

Sandburg (10-4, 2-2)

dropped its second game in

three days after only losing

twice in its first 12 games.

It lost 8-0 on April 25 in

Frankfort against pitcher

Danny Zimmerman.

“Last game, [Zimmerman]

really filled it up and

competed,” Morsovillo said.

“This game, [Prestamer]

made more mistakes over

the middle of the plate, but

we didn’t make him pay.”

The wins over Sandburg

added to the Griffins’ (8-

10, 3-1) resurgence. They

have gone 7-2 after starting


“I’m not trying to sound

cocky, but with these guys

the past two games, that’s

what I expect,” Babcock

said. “I did not expect how

we started the season. When

these guys play the way they

can, good things can happen.”

East struck first when

Brett Melby drove in Zimmerman

with a two-out RBI

single in the top of the first.

Mike Wallace drew a bases-loaded

walk in the second,

pushing pinch runner

Jacob Slager across the plate

to put East up 2-1. It was the

third walk of the inning surrendered

by Tenuta.

Wallace scored from

first base on a Zimmerman

double to the right-center

East’s Mike Wallace slides by Sandburg catcher Ryan Hampe to score Thursday, April 27,

during East’s win over Sandburg. photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Joe Prestamer leans into a pitch. Prestamer pitched six innings for the win.

field gap in the fifth to make

East’s lead 3-1.

Hampe drove in Sandburg’s

lone run on a onehopper

off the left-center

field wall. His hit scored

Seth Masters and tied the

game 1-1 in the bottom of

the first.

Nick Tortorici earned the

save with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.

Tenuta took the loss, surrendering

three runs on three hits

and six walks in five innings.

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From Page 54

said. “There’s more to life

than soccer so it’s great to

play for something bigger

than the game.”

Theiss heaped praise on

Galassini and McInturff.

“Galassini is good,” he

said. “We tried to double

her, but good players make

plays. Sometimes you have

to tip your hat. You have to

give credit to [McInturff],

too. She’s whipping great

balls in. Those three set

pieces made all the difference.”

Despite falling behind

3-0, the Warriors kept battling.

Madison Mikalauski

broke the shutout with 8:04

to go when she put in a rebound

after Kate Honan

fired a free kick off the


“I’m proud of the girls for

fighting,” Mikalauski said.

“We could’ve played better,

but at least we didn’t give


“It was really fun to be

able to participate in this

event, too. The community

has done a lot for us and it’s

nice to be able to give back.

This game helps us think of

those we know who were

affected by cancer and it

makes us grateful for everything

we have.”

West nearly made it 3-2

with under two minutes

left, but East goalkeeper

Kim Seper robbed Mikalauski

with a leaping


Erin Toomey had two

saves for the Warriors.

“The girls never quit,”

Theiss said. “They got a

goal back and they had a

great opportunity to score

again in the final minute and

a half.

“These girls are going to

continue to fight. They’re

improving every day. If they

keep that up, who knows

what can happen the rest of

the way in conference and

into the postseason.”

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Griffins play for ‘warriors,’ ‘angels’

Steve Millar

Freelance Reporter


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Lincoln-Way East coach

Mike Murphy was thrilled

with his team’s 3-1 win

Tuesday night over Lincoln-Way


The night, though, was

about more than soccer.

The rivals came together

for the annual Kick For a

Cure breast cancer awareness

game, raising money

for cancer research.

“I love this game because

it teaches the girls and everyone

else that when we’re

on the field we’re competing,

but off the field we’re

competing for a common

cause,” Murphy said. “The

parents at both schools put

in a lot of effort. West did

a great job hosting. To give

back to the community is


The teams wore special

T-shirts and helped

organize gift baskets that

were auctioned off. Proceeds

were donated to Silver

Cross Hospital Cancer


“We’ve now raised over

$30,000 since we started the

event in 2009,” West coach

Jeff Theiss said. “This continues

to grow every year.

It’s always a special experience

to see the community

come together for a bigger


On the field, East’s

star midfielder Bianca

Galassini proved to be unstoppable.

The South Carolina recruit

had a hat trick, scoring

all three goals on headers,

as the visiting Griffins prevailed

in a SouthWest Suburban

Red game.

It was the conference

opener for East (10-3-1,

1-0) and a key victory over

the Warriors (9-6-1, 1-1),

who had established themselves

as a major contender

Lincoln-Way East’s Bianca Galassini and West’s Sara

Loichinger vie for the ball April 24 during the cross-district

Kick for a Cure cancer benefit game.

Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

in the league with its win

over Andrew.

“We knew West was going

to be a tough opponent,”

Galassini said. “This was

a big result to improve our

spot in conference and with

our sectional seeding.”

Galassini got the Griffins

on the board in the

30th minute, heading in a

long throw-in from Anna


It was the start of a strong

performance from Power.

“Anna did a great job

winning headers,” Murphy

said. “She played some

dangerous balls outside and

she was dangerous on the

throws. I was really happy

with how she played.”

After playing nearly the

entire first half on the offensive

side of the field with

strong winds at its back,

East led 1-0 and faced the

challenge of having the

wind against it in the second


The Griffins, though, negated

that disadvantage by

scoring two goals off corner

kicks early in the half.

Galassini headed in

Kelsey McInturff’s corner

kick with 38:35 left in the

match, then did it again with

28:29 to go.

“I love taking corner

kicks,” McInturff said. “I

know as long as I do what I

need to do, Bianca is going

to finish it.”

McInturff was especially

motivated by the Kick For a

Cure event.

Players who have had

family members or friends

affected by cancer were

recognized before the game

and wore patches on their

uniform in honor of their

“angels” — those who

died from cancer —“warriors”

—those still battling

the disease — and


“I had two angels and two

survivors to honor,” McInturff

said. “Having a lot of

family behind me and a lot

of people to play for meant

a lot to me. The names on

those wings were with me

during the game.”

Galassini, who honored

her aunt Idelma, a cancer

survivor, was also grateful

for the chance to play for a


“It’s really awesome to

play for a good cause,” she

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Storako fires on both sides of plate in key win

Julie mcmann/22nd Century



East’s key soccer

players during their

conference opener


1. Bianca Galassini

The star midfielder

proved unstoppable

during Lincoln-Way

East’s win over

West, scoring three

goals on headers

and landing a hat


2. Kelsey McInturff

McInturff’s key

corner kick

hit Galassini’s

header during the

conference opener.

She also honored

four family members

impacted by cancer

during the benefit

game last week.

3. Anna Power

Power’s throw-in

during the 30th

minute found

Galassini for an

assist. Power’s

overall strong

showing also

included winning



Freelance Reporter

In an old-fashioned pitchers’

duel, Alex Storako came

up big in the circle and at the


The Lincoln-Way East junior

fired a two-hitter from

the mound and belted what

proved to be the winning

home run as the Griffins rallied

for a 3-2 victory over

a tough Bolingbrook team

in a first place SouthWest

Suburban Conference Blue

Division battle on Thursday,

April 27, in Bolingbrook.

With the win, East (14-2,

4-0) claimed the top spot in

the SWSC Blue by itself.

Bolingbrook (8-7, 3-1),

which had defeated visiting

Lockport Township 9-1 on

April 18, stood toe-to-toe

with the Griffins before a

3-run fifth proved to be the


“This was a huge game,”

East senior left fielder Sidney

Bloomfield said. “We

went 4-0 this [past] week

and are playing well.”

With East trailing 2-0,

Bloomfield came up big in

the fifth. With one out, the

number nine hitter, sophomore

second baseman Lindsay

LaDere, put down a

bunt. Raider senior pitcher

Lorrin Pondo picked it up,

but her hurried throw was

low and skipped past first

base as LeDere reached on

Bolingbrook’s only error of

the game.

Pondo (0 ERA, 7 H, 8 K, 2

BB) came back with a strikeout,

but up stepped Bloomfield

(2-for-4, R, RBI). She

bashed the first pitch she saw

off the right-hander to the

right center field gap for an

RBI triple that cut the Griffin

deficit in half.

“I was just looking for

something to drive,” Bloomfield

said. “I was just looking

for something to get the

team going and give us some

energy. I wanted to get our

bench going.”

The Griffins bench —

which had been loud early

on during the cold, gray day,

but had grown more quiet

when they were seven outs

away from defeat — was

then alive with cheers again.

Moments later, they were

pouring out to home plate.

That’s because they came

out to congratulate Storako

following her slam.

“It was big,” said Storako,

who had a big smile on her

face after rounding third

with her second homer of the

season. “I just saw the pitch

and reacted to it. I just wanted

to get a hit for the team.”

Storako (1-for-3, BB, 2

RBI) had fallen behind in

the count 0-2, but worked it

to 2-2. The fifth offering was

high and inside, and the lefthanded

batter bashed it well

over the fence in right center.

“No, I really didn’t know

[that it was a home run] right

away,” Storako said. “But it

felt good off the bat. After

that, it was very easy to relax

[in the circle] and I knew the

“I was just looking for something

to get the team going and give us

some energy. I wanted to get our

bench going.”

Sidney Bloomfield — East senior left fielder on

landing a big RBI hit

defense was behind me.”

They were, but Storako

didn’t give them many opportunities

as she struck out

13, walked none, hit a batter,

and allowed two hits while

retiring the final 13 batters.

The right-hander was especially

tough after hitting her

home run, getting the final

nine outs on seven strikeouts

and two ground balls back

to herself. In fact, she struck

out the side — the heart of

the Bolingbrook lineup —

on nine pitches in the bottom

of the seventh.

Storako settled in, but

started shaky, hitting center

fielder Katrina Yep with on

her first pitch of the game.

One out later, Pondo lined a

single to right and both runners

moved up to second and

third on a wild pitch. With

two outs, Storako uncorked

another wild pitch and Yep

raced home. When senior

catcher Riley Lang’s throw

to Storako covering the plate

got away, Pondo came home

too and it was 2-0.

Junior right fielder Nia

Fowlkes had the other Raider

hit, an infield single to

deep short with one out in

the second inning. But she

never moved from there, and

that was the final Bolingbrook

base runner.

East had a golden opportunity

to put runs on the

board in the second. Senior

designated hitter Christine

Malito (2-for-3) singled to

right, junior first baseman

Lauren Hunter walked and

sophomore third baseman

Lexi Krause (1-for-3) had a

bunt single to load the bases.

But Pondo got a pop-out

back to herself and a pair of

strikeouts to end the inning.

Griffin leadoff hitter Alli

Jaquith (1-for-4) had the

team’s other hit: double to

left center with one out in

the seventh.

Winning close conference

games is something the

Griffins have done for years.

They are the two-time defending

SWSC Blue champions,

but with many new

faces on this year’s squad,

there were question marks

on how they would mesh.

“With [Lincoln-Way]

North closing and a lot of

different people coming together,

we’ve jelled really

well,” Bloomfield said. “Our

theme this year has been

‘synergy.’ That’s what we


Storako, who transferred

in from Bishop McNamara

after pitching two seasons

for the Irish, has added to

that. Did she expect to be in

these big games when she

came to East?

“I came in expecting a

good, exciting season,” Storako

said. “That’s what we’ve

had so far.”

East opened the week on

Monday, April 24, by hosting

Plainfield South and

coming away with a 7-5 victory.

Krause (2-for-2) and

Jaquith (2-for-4) led the offense

and Storako had eight

strikeouts in the circle. The

next day, the Griffins hosted

Stagg in a SWSC Blue game

and won 10-0 in five innings.

Bloomfield (3-for-3)

and senior center fielder Ami

Ill (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) had

multi hits while Hunter and

Krause clubed homers in

the 13-hit attack. Freshman

Danielle Drogemuller had

six strikeouts in four innings

to register the win.

Then on Wednesday, April

26, East traveled to Minooka

and defeated the host Indians

7-1. Hunter and LaDere

led the offense with two hits

and three RBI piece. Storako

went the first five innings to

get the win and finished with

nine strikeouts.

Listen Up

“We knew West was going to be a tough

opponent. This was a big result to improve

our spot in conference and with our sectional


Bianca Galassini — Lincoln-Way East midfielder on their win

over West



5 p.m. Friday, May 5

• East softball faces off against a strong Central

team during a cross-district game


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Lincoln-Way soccer teams play for cancer victims, survivors, Page 54

Shine bright

on the


Storako scores big in

win over Bolingbrook,

Page 55

Coming in

fast Boys track

looks ahead after

strong start to season,

Page 51

inset: East girls

soccer players pose

with angel wings

representing family

members they have

lost to cancer.


East’s Carolyn

Waleski (left)

and Lincoln-Way

West’s Breanna

Bembenek go

after a ball April 25

during the Kick for

a Cure fundraiser

match between the

two teams in New

Lenox. Photos by

Julie McMann/22nd

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