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Periodical postage paid at New Lenox, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Frankfort Station, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com Amanda Stoll email@example.com THURSDAY Virginia Beach Trip Deadline to register is March 1. Trip will depart 8 a.m. Sunday May 20 from the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Join the Frankfort Park District for a trip to the coastal city of Virginia Beach and experience a rich array of history and entertainment on this bus tour. Stroll along or relax on the famous Virginia Beach Boardwalk and see where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. The group will visit Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, the flagship Yankee Candle Village, Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Cost is $830 per person at triple occupancy, $850 per person at double occupancy or $1,150 at single occupancy. For more information, visit www.frankfortparks. org or call (815) 469-9400. Ribbon Cutting/Reception 5-7 p.m. March 1, Hart Wellness Center, 32 W. Nebraska, Unit 1A, Frankfort. Join the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting/Reception to celebrate the opening of Hart Wellness Center in Frankfort. Citizens Police Academy 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 1, Frankfort Police Department, 20602 Lincoln-Way Lane, Frankfort. The Citizens Police Academy is an program open to residents that gives an inside look at how police departments and the criminal justice system work. This program will include a tour of Will County Jail, Taser Demonstration, K-9 Demonstration, Active Shooter Response Presentation, and more. The class meets every Thursday night from March 1-May 17. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Space in this class is limited. For more information and an application, visit www.frankfortpo lice.net. Applications are also available at the Frankfort Police Department. FRIDAY Library Closure The Frankfort Pubic Library will be closed March 2 due to a staff in-service day. SATURDAY Spring Craft & Vendor Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Easter decorations, blankets, note cards/tags, personalized photos, handmade jewelry, hair accessories, hand painted glassware and more. For more information or booth availability, call (815) 469-9400. There is no cost to attend. Clover Hunt Noon March 3, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Join the Frankfort Park District for the Clover Hunt to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Prizes will be given to those children who find the special clovers. Registration is not required, just show up for the hunt. This event will be held rain or shine, and there is no cost. MONDAY Leprechaun Traps 2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 5, Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so put your imagination and engineering skills to work and come construct leprechaun traps. Legend says that if you catch a leprechaun, he will give you his pot of gold, but beware — these little pixies aren’t so easy to capture. Note: Bring a box. Shoe boxes, cereal boxes or any small container will work. This program is for children in grades K-5. For more information and registration, visit www. frankfortlibrary.org or call (815) 534-6178. Village Board Meeting 7 p.m. March 5, Village Administration Building, 432 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort. For more information and agendas, visit www.village offrankfort.com. TUESDAY Day Camp Parent Meeting 7 p.m. March 6, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Frankfort Park District’s Summer Day Camp program. Registration information will be available. An Open House is tentatively scheduled on Thursday, June 7 at Chelsea Intermediate School. Check the summer brochure for confirmation on Open House date. WEDNESDAY Super Senior Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 7, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak. St., Frankfort. This one-day program includes Rules of the Road (10–11:30 a.m.); vision screening (10 a.m.–2 p.m.); mobile drivers facility (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). There will be a charge for the licenses and ID Card. At the mobile drivers facility a person can obtain a new or renew the Illinois identification card, renew a driver’s license (must be under 75 years old, no road test given) and register to vote. NOTE: To apply for or renew a Driver’s License, you must provide acceptable identification to verify your name, date of birth, Illinois residence, social security number and signature. To apply for an Illinois Identification Card, you must present a birth certificate, social security card and proof of address. For more information, call 1 (800) 252-2904. Powered by Plants 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. This event is for those who like to cook, but more importantly for those who like to eat. Cookbooks are available from the Circulation desk. Choose 1 book and make 1 dish from it to share. Bring your dish in a container that you will take home with you as well as serving utensils and the recipe — including any alterations. For more information and registration, visit www.frankfortlibrary.org or call (815) 534-6173. UPCOMING Plan Commission Meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Village Administration Building, 432 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort. For more information, visit www.villageoffrankfort. com, or call (815) 469-2177. St. Anthony WOW 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, Frankfort Township, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Join this non-denominational social group for Widows or Widowers for a short meeting, entertainment and refreshments. New faces are welcome. Enter through the back of the building. For more information, call Mary at (815) 469- 4351 or Bill at (708) 478-6118. FPLD Fan Fest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. Join the library for Fan Fest: a day of fun, trivia, art, and raffles. Comics, prints, merchandise, and original art will be available for purchase in Artists’ Alley and various merchandise will be raffled off throughout the day. Get lightsaber training and take pictures with the Chicago Jedi. Hear music performed by pianist Chris Valera. Special appearance by the 501st Legion. Children in grades 3-5 can attend a jedi drawing workshop. The highlight of the day will be Star Wars Trivia for teens and adults; the winning team wins passes to C2E2. For more information, event schedule and registration, visit www.frankfortlibrary.org or call (815) 534-6173. ONGOING Preschool Registration Registration takes place at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. All Frankfort Park District preschool programs run from September 2018 to May 2019. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required at the time of registration for new participants. All registrations must be done in person. A $50 nonrefundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. If tuition is paid in full between May 1 and July 16, there will be a 10% discount for the entire year. For more information or to schedule a tour, call (815) 469-9400. Chorale Scholarships Applications must be submitted to the school counselor by March 8. To meet its mission of enriching and enhancing musical opportunities in the community, Lincoln-Way Area Chorale will be awarding a scholarship to one senior student from each of the Lincoln-Way High Schools. The student must be planning on majoring in vocal performance, vocal education, or musical theater in the fall semester of 2018. Qualifying students should see their school counselor or music teacher for the application. To submit an item to the printed calendar, contact Amanda Stoll at (708) 326-9170 ext. 34, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline is noon Thursdays one week prior to publication.
said Franciscan Health Senior Brand Manager Jeff Lebioda. “We encourage people to come by and get their free screening results to keep their health in check. They can take that informa- frankfortstation.com news the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 3 Support a Great Cause! The entire Month of March BoKAY will be featuring the “Support BoKAY” in honor of their 25th Anniversary. The Support BoKAY will be donating 20% of the proceeds to the Cancer Support Center. It’s PROM season Order your prom flowers today The Cancer Support Center is here to give strength,guidance and SUPPORT to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. Frankfort Lions Club members Joe Rohaly and Alan Stratton pose for a photo Saturday, Feb. 24, during the Wellness Fair at the Founders Community Center. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media Frankfort Wellness Fair promotes healthy living with informative offerings BoKAY Flowers Downtown Historic Frankfort 130 W. Kansas St. Frankfort, IL 815.469.6063 bokayandcompany.com Laurie Fanelli Freelance Reporter As the snow begins to melt, temperatures warm up and hints of spring emerge, people want to shed the baggage of winter and start anew. Health and wellness are often revisited during this time of rejuvenation and a quick screening can reaffirm a balanced lifestyle or reveal a potential area of concern. The Frankfort Park District and the Village of Frankfort – along with exclusive partnering sponsor Franciscan St. James Hospital – fostered overall wellbeing empowerment during the annual Wellness Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24. Held at Founders Community Center from 8-11 a.m., the free Frankfort resident Tom Cowfer (left) learns about heart health from nurse manager Susan Rossi. event featured health screenings, educational information, demonstrations, giveaways and more. There was even an area where visitors could receive a short chair massage. “This is our 15th Annual Frankfort Wellness Fair,” Please see wellness, 8 SINGLE FAMILY •815.462.0242 Immediate occupancy available. TOWN HOMES •815.680.5037 First floor master bedrooms &ranches available. Immediate occupancy available. Model open 11:00-3:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday
4 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station news frankfortstation.com Frankfort Village Board Officials approve contract for comprehensive plan update Nuria Mathog, Editor The Frankfort Village Board authorized a professional planning services contract for updates to its comprehensive plan during the Board's Feb. 20 regular meeting. The contract with Teska Associates, which comes with a maximum compensation of $131,500, will fund a comprehensive plan review including six subareas: downtown residential, downtown commercial, Route 30/45 east to 84th Avenue, east Route 30 development from 84th Avenue to Harlem Avenue, I-57 business development and the Laraway Road corridor. "Those items will all be reviewed in the comp plan, and the Village Board, our community development staff and Teska will engage the community as appropriate to develop this updated plan for the future," Trustee Bob Kennedy said. The last update to the Village's comprehensive plan, which reviews and offers recommendations for future land use revisions and community economic development, took place in 2004. Subsections of the plan were amended in 2007 and 2010. The Board also agreed to authorize a memorandum of understanding between the Village and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) for planning technical assistance services. In 2017, the Village submitted multiple grant applications under CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program, and the agency awarded assistance to the Village for plan commissioner training. In other action, the Board approved a plat of easement to accommodate the relocation and installation of a standby generator at the Jackson Creek Lift Station, an expenditure of up to $34,931.00 for the purchase of a 2018 Falcon Asphalt Hot Box that will be used during pothole reparations and an agreement with The Fields on Caton Farm, Inc. for the reforestation of 585 trees in Frankfort that were removed because of Emerald Ash Borer infestation. "What we've done is we're pretty happy with the bid we received," Trustee Dick Trevarthan said. "It's $165,800 for 500- plus tress, 585 trees. The project would start in the spring, but we may do half in the spring and half in the fall." Other items approved during the meeting included a front yard setback variance, side yard setback variance, lot coverage variance and first floor building materials variance for the construction of a new single-family residential home at 140 Walnut Street. The owners and applicants, Keith and Gail McLean, inherited the property and intend to eliminate the onestory structure currently located on the site that contains a significant crack in the foundation. They plan to construct a two-story home on the property in its place. The Plan Commission approved recommendations for the four variances during a Jan. 25 public hearing on the project. The Board also gave the green light to the final plat for the Luoma Resubdivision, which involves consolidating the property at 20700 N. Locust Street with a small parcel located behind the property that the owners, applicants Barbara and Laird Luoma, previously purchased. Board members also agreed to release written Village executive session minutes from 2013-2017 after determining a need for confidentiality regarding the minutes no longer exists. Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, which allows governmental bodies to destroy closed sessions' verbatim records more than 18 months after the date of the session, the destruction of audio recordings of Village executive session meetings prior to June 30, 2016, was approved. Mayor Jim Holland noted applications for Village of Frankfort committees are currently available at the Village Administration Building or at the Village website at www.villageoffrankfort.com. The applications must be submitted to the Village by 4 p.m. Friday, March 30. "We make these appointments to be effective at the beginning of May," he said. "They're made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the trustees. Public participation in this government is very important to this Board, and we have these committees specifically to help with that purpose." Holland added he wanted to thank Village staff for assisting the residents of Frankfort with the excess water that struck the area. "We had a lot of rain today and some very warm temperatures and a significant amount of melting snow," he said. "There was a lot of water around Frankfort, water just about everywhere. And it's really remarkable how well our storm management programs do work in this community. Certainly, there are occasions of leaves that plug up different storm drains and if the residents don't clear those out, our staff certainly will." He also took a moment to thank Frankfort's police officers and their families for their contributions to the community and encouraged residents to report "suspicious activities that might lead to violence" to the police. "The murder in the commander in Chicago last week reminds all of us about the dangers that our police face," Holland said. "And while this police killing was surely on the minds of every one of our Frankfort officers last week, we had them making extra patrols of every one of our schools after a school shooting in Florida that resulted in the deaths of so many students. There are just too many shootings in our society. We need to do more to prevent criminals from obtaining guns and to prevent people whose purpose is to unlawfully harm others from obtaining guns." Election 2018 Park District referendum proposes sale of undeveloped land Nuria Mathog, Editor Voters will decide in March whether to authorize the Frankfort Park District to sell a piece of undeveloped land at the northwest corner of La Grange and Laraway roads, a site the District purchased in 2014 as a potential location for a proposed community center. According to District officials, the District issued non-referendum bonds to buy the land for $725,000 with no tax increase. The purchase was made pursuant to the Park District's comprehensive plan. A 2016 mail survey conducted by the Park District found District residents did not support a tax increase for the construction of the proposed community center, and the District subsequently decided not to move forward with a referendum vote proposing a tax increase to fund the project, and the property in question has remained undeveloped. District officials have expressed interest in selling the land, as as the District currently holds debt certificates for the site with annual payments of $96,000 through 2025, leaving less money available for operating funds to finance projects Ballot language Shall the Frankfort Park District sell the following described real estate: that property identified as Permanent Index Number 19-09- 29-400- 013-0000 and commonly known as 10840 Laraway Road, Frankfort, IL? such as parking lot repairs, playground improvements and roof replacements. Illinois Park District code requires a majority of voters to approve the sale of land exceeding three acres through a referendum. If the referendum is approved, the District intends to sell the land via a competitive bidding process allowing the District to specify the sale's terms, including the power to deny any and all bids and relist the property. If the land is not sold within a 12-month period following the initial sale, a second referendum must be authorized for its sale. Money from the sale would go toward paying off the debt certificate, and proceeds would be placed in the corporate fund.
frankfortstation.com news the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 5 Frankfort school D157-C Board of Education District officials hear curriculum proposal, recognize teachers Nuria Mathog, Editor Students in Frankfort School District 157-C will have earlier access to handson education in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, under a curriculum proposal presented by Director of Curriculum and Instruction Janet McClarence during the 157-C Board of Education's Feb. 21 regular meeting. "If you remember last year, we wrote a grant through Illinois Math and Science Academy, and we were selected ... what we will be doing, what we're asking for is to add one grade level each year," Mc- Clarence said. "So, next coming school year, we'll be bumping that down to fifth grade, so fifth through eighth grade would have an IMSA fusion STEM program as one of their ENCORE rotations, and then the following school year, we'd be adding fourth grade." The Board of Education also took the time to recognize two Hickory Creek Middle School teachers for their recent professional accomplishments: sixth-grade teacher Rebecca Schumacher, who was granted the title of National Board Certified Teacher through the (left to right) Hickory Creek Middle School Principal Will Seidelmann, sixth-grade teacher Rebecca Schumacher, seventhgrade teacher and coach Mitch Stein, and Frankfort School District 157-C Superintendent Maura Zinni pose for a photo during the Feb. 21 D157-C Board of Education meeting. photo submitted national Board for Professional Teacher Standards, and Mitch Stein, a seventhgrade teacher and girls softball and track and field coach who was named one of four Illinois Elementary School Association Coaches of the Year by the Illinois Coaches Association. Superintendent Maura Zinni commented that both Schumacher and Stein "do a lot more in addition to what they do as teachers." "Thank you for giving back to our kids and our staff," she said. "You are certainly making a difference here in 157-C and we appreciate that." During the meeting, the Board approved a second reading of multiple Board of Education policies, including policies related to safety, school wellness and attendance and truancy, but opted to table action on a policy pertaining to administering medicine to students. In other action, the Board approved the employment of several District staff members, a staff member's request for unpaid leave of absence, the Buncee Creative Club for Chelsea Intermediate School thirdand fourth-graders and an agreement with Bill's Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance, Inc. for lawn maintenance and landscaping services from 2018-2020 for $4,900 per month. Approved items on the Board's consent agenda included hiring approval for three seasonal/summer workers, approving Sentinel Technologies as 157-C's contractor to replace uninterruptible power supply units at Chelsea and switching hardware at Grand Prairie Elementary School and to move forward with the Empowerment program in an effort to improve the Skyward software system's operations. As part of the consent agenda, the Board also agreed to certify ongoing compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act. The District manages and reviews school computer activity and uses internet filtering software and lists of restricted sites to prevent students from accessing inappropriate materials through its computers. Frankfort Fire Protection District Board of Trustees Expenditures approved for gear, ambulance work Broker - Management Team Nuria Mathog, Editor The Frankfort Fire Protection District Board of Trustees on Feb. 20 gave the green light to two purchase orders: a $184,815 purchase for the rechassis of a 2008 international ambulance and an $8,160 purchase of four sets of gear. The Board also approved an updated intergovernmental agreement. "We have an (intergovernmental agreement) that we joined with the Laraway Communications Center," Deputy Chief Sean Fierce said. "This is mirroring what we did in 2008 with the five Lincoln-Way agencies. Because we are a fire district, we can not collect funds for monitoring fire alarms." Through the agreement, the dispatch center receives money to offset costs, he said. “10”
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8 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station news frankfortstation.com Franciscan Health opens expanded Emergency Department in Olympia Fields Submitted by Franciscan Health The new Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Emergency Department opened on Feb. 24, 2018. The new Emergency Department consists of 32 treatment rooms, including six minor care beds for treating those with illness or injury of minor acuity, two trauma rooms, and three nurse stations for optimal workflow and proximity to patients. A spacious waiting area and modern design touches, help to create a more comfortable environment at the Franciscan Health Olympia Fields’ new emergency department. It is designed to improve patient flow with the goal of providing quality care more effectively and efficiently. It is also designed to enable EMS professionals to deliver emergency patients and return to serve their communities as quickly as possible. To accomplish that, the Emergency Department includes a greatly expanded EMS room, resupply closet and EMS tracking board positioned near the ambulance dock. The new Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Emergency Department, which includes 32 treatment rooms, six minor care beds and other amenities, opened in late February. Photo submitted The Franciscan Health Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians, who have received comprehensive, specialized training in all phases of emergency medical care. It is also staffed by trauma nurse specialists with certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiovascular life support and pediatric advanced life support. The new emergency department is part of the hospital’s plan to consolidate services between its Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields campuses. The expanded Olympia Fields Emergency Department is designed to accommodate increased demand when it is consolidated with the Chicago Heights Emergency Department later this year. Until then, the Chicago Heights Emergency Department will continue operation at full capacity. “The expanded Emergency Department is part of our larger plan to build a missiondriven, modern system of care that includes centralized emergency and inpatient care at Olympia Fields; primary, preventive and urgent care services at Chicago Heights, and sites of care throughout the Southland,” said Allan Spooner, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights President. “We’re only getting started,” Spooner said. “Throughout this year, we will open new and updated facilities in Olympia Fields, Chicago Heights and throughout the Southland.” Already this year, Franciscan Health has opened a new Walk-In Clinic in Tinley Park and new state-ofthe-art surgical suites, a new inpatient medical/surgical nursing unit with fully-appointed private rooms and a renovated infusion suite with 24 private treatment bays in Olympia Fields. wellness From Page 3 tion back to their doctors to see if there's anything they need to do to get their blood sugar levels or cholesterol under control, whatever the case may be.” Representatives from Franciscan Health's Cardiovascular Institute, Cancer Institute, Rehabilitation Services and more were on hand to answer questions from Wellness Fair attendees. Screenings testing everything from glucose levels to bone density to blood pressure were also available. “This year, we are also offering something new — free Hepatitis C screenings,” said Lebioda. Heart Health presentations by Mo Arekat, DO, Cardiology Fellow and hands-only CPR trainings provided attendees with additional information. Members of the Frankfort Lions Club set-up a station to provide vision testing for children – ages 6 months through kindergarten – and to raise awareness for diabetes. “We're here today as a part of our campaign to make people aware of diabetes," Frankfort Lions Club President Joe Rohaly explained. "The Lions have learned that diabetes is an epidemic worldwide, and there are over 450 million people that have diabetes, but only half of them know they have it.” Increased thirst, headaches, dry mouth and blurred vision are among the symptoms of high blood sugar, which can be a warning sign of diabetes. “We're trying to wake up the other half of people who don't realize they have diabetes so they can talk to their doctors,” Rohaly said. Tinley Park resident Diane Ashmus has been attending the Frankfort Wellness Fair for the past three years. Tinley Park resident Diane Ashmus reads a copy of On Health magazine. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media She appreciated the selection of screenings available, as they gave her confidence before going into a doctor's appointment. “This is nice,” she said. “The doctor's visit is next month, so I won't have to worry about that. This is a good check, it really is.” Franciscan Health participates in a number of health fairs throughout the year and is continuing its commitment to the area through the Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields locations, the latter of which is expanding. “We doubled the size of our ER," Lebioda said. "We're building a whole new pavilion for obstetric and rehabilitation services. And, we've also added a few more surgical suites.” More information about the services provided by Franciscan Health can be found at www.franciscan health.org.
® frankfortstation.com news the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 9 County implements first steps of freight mobility plan Submitted by Will County Board The Will County Board shifted its Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan into gear at its February Board Meeting with a vote to implement a new permitting system for oversized trucks that is designed to keep roads running smoothly for Will County residents. “Maintaining quality of life for our residents is vital, especially as we balance it with the freight industry in Will County,” said Will County Board Speaker Jim Moustis (R- Frankfort). “This new Oxcart program will help us achieve that balance so that residents can continue to move safely throughout the county.” By law, overweight and oversized trucks must obtain a permit to drive on county highways. Currently, application for these permits is still executed by fax. Oxcart Permit Systems, LLC, is a Palatine, Ill.-based company that provides an online platform to facilitate permitting and payments for oversize and overweight trucks. “Oxcart should prove to be a more efficient service for both the county and businesses,” said Don Gould (R-Shorewood), chair of the Public Works & Transportation Committee. “Other counties and municipalities have been very satisfied with the system.” Will County will join six Chicago area counties and the City of Chicago in streamlining the truck permitting process by using Oxcart. More than 60 local agencies use Oxcart throughout the state. Chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Bob Schillerstrom was on hand at the Will County Board meeting to reaffirm the Tollway’s commitment to working with Will County to address traffic congestion on I-80 in the region. Adopting Oxcart’s online system fulfills crucial first steps in the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan, which the board adopted last September. The plan aims to provide community friendly strategies, goals, and policies for freight development throughout Will County over the next few years. Specifically, Oxcart will allow the County to expand data collection and improve the coordination of oversize/overweight permitting between jurisdictions, as recommended in the Freight Mobility Plan. The logistics and shipping industry in Will County is only expected to grow, with CONTACT the volume of freight expected to reach a value of $1.2 trillion by 2040. Careful planning will allow Will County to accommodate this growth while maintaining community safety and economic competitiveness. The Freight Mobility Plan addresses the growth of freight shipping in the region. Developed in conjunction with the Will County Center for Economic Development HELP YOUR CUSTOMERS INTO ACTION THIS SEASON. The Frankfort Station DANA ANDERSON 708.326.9170 ext. 17 email@example.com (CED), the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan makes a number of recommendations that will balance the booming shipping industry with the quality of life that residents expect. business briefs Craig P. Cunningham named to Century Club at Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley recently announced that Craig P. Cunningham — a first vice president, a senior portfolio manager and financial advisor in its wealth management office in Orland Park — has been named to the firm’s prestigious Century Club, an elite group of the firm’s top financial advisors. The appointment recognizes Cunningham’s consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients. Cunningham, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1995, is a native of Homewood. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Cunningham currently lives in Frankfort with his family. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insurance, and retirement and trust services. For more information about Morgan Stanley, visit www. morganstanley.com. I’LL SELL YOUR HOUSE IN 60 DAYS OR LESS, OR Bob Spychalski Real Estate Expert BOB SPYCHALSKI I’ll pay you $ 500! * * Call for details. Call 630.728.8490 today for aFREE, no obligation market analysis. Call 630.728 Your property may be worth more than you think! firstname.lastname@example.org • www.spysold.com
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frankfortstation.com news the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 11 Area officials receive awards at conference Submitted by the Frankfort Park District The Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), headquartered in Springfield, has been serving park districts, forest preserves, and conservation and recreation agencies in the State of Illinois since 1928. IAPD is a grass-roots organization that is a voice for parks, recreation and conservation organizations which provides research, education, advocacy and much more for these agencies. IAPD relies on countless volunteers to support and advocate for initiatives that enhance recreation services. This past year, Commissioner Tom Barz, who serves as the President of the Frankfort Park District Board, served as the chairman of the Board for IAPD. Over the past two years, Tom has spent countless hours of his time advocating and supporting initiatives for parks and recreation. This past January, at the annual IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, Tom Barz, presided over the annual conference. Tom not only served on the IAPD Board, but for the past five years, he has served as a Joint Conference Chairman for Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA). Tom dedicated many hours to improve recreation services in Frankfort and throughout the State of Illinois. It was a great honor to have Barz represent Frankfort while serving as Chairman of IAPD. At the IAPD/IPRA Conference, Tom Barz presented State Rep. Anthony DeLuca and State Sen. Michael Hastings with the Legislator of Year Awards for their service and commitment to Parks & Recreation agencies which include the community of Frankfort. Director of LWSRA honored Keith Wallace, Executive Director of Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) was presented the Chairman’s Citation by Barz at the conference. Wallace is an advocate and leader in the field of Special Recreation. Frankfort Park District Board Commissioner Tom Barz (left) presents State Rep. Anthony DeLuca with a Legislator of the Year award at the Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Soaring to New Heights Conference in January. Photos submitted Tom Barz (left) presents a Legislator of the Year award to State Senator Michael Hastings. Tom Barz (right) gives Lincolnway Special Recreation Association Executive Director Keith Wallace the Chairman’s Citation.
12 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station frankfort frankfortstation.com Happy Anniversary Afourth-generation family owned American company that’s kept our doors open for 90 years byputting people first. Chicago Gaelic Park • 6119 W 147th Street • Oak Forest, Il • 708-687-9323 • www.chicagogaelicpark.org Ireland on Parade March 9-17, 2018 Celebrating 51 Years of Irish Music, Song and Dance Dance School Schedule Friday March 9th 6:30pm McCormack Fay Academy of Irish Dance 7:00pm Mulhern School of Irish Dance 7:30pm Trinity Irish Dancers 8:00pm Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing Wednesday March 14th 7:00pm Weber School of Irish Dance 7:30pm Maiden Street Irish Dancers 8:00pm Foy School of Irish Dance The candidate chosen as the new Irish Festival 2018 Queen and runner-up shall reign as Queen for one full year. Both the Queen and the runner-up will be invited to participate in many activities and events throughout the year. During St. Patrick’s week, the new Queen and runner-up will participate in all the parades. Irish Festival 2018 held over Memorial Day Weekend will be memorable and fun for the Queen and everyone involved. Gifts and prizes will be bestowed upon the newly crowned Queen and runner-up. All girls are invited to enter the contest, if they meet the following requirements. • Are 18-26 years of age up to March 3, 2018 • Single • Must be of Irish Heritage • $10.00 registration fee If interested in entering our Queen Contest - Applications are available online at www.chicagogaelicpark.org Thursday March 15th 6:30pm Gaelic Park Ceili Dancers 7:00pm McNamara School of Irish Dance 7:30pm Mullane Godley Academy of Irish Dance 8:00pm Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance Wednesday March 14th 7:00pm Eilish Sullivan School of Irish Dance 7:30pm Shepard School of Music 8:00pm Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dancing St. Patrick’s Day ~ Saturday March 17 The Carraig Pub Open 11:00am - Pub Food Served from 11:00am - Pub entertainment starting at 1:30pm Children’s entertainment in the Tara Room starting at 4:30pm, and a show by The Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dancing at 6:30pm Live music in the Emerald Room at 6:30pm / Live Music in the Tara Room at 7:30pm Southside Irish Sunday March 11th Mass at 9am followed by Irish Breakfast Doors re-open at 1pm with 3 stages of musical entertainment and an additional stage with children’s entertainment Admission $5 adults / $3 kids
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14 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station school frankfortstation.com The frankfort station’s Standout Student Sponsored by Marquette Bank Noah Baker, Lincoln-Way East High School senior The sixth annual basketball game between Hickory Creek Middle School students and staff and the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Team will take place on March 20. Photo submitted Hickory Creek Middle School invites community to basketball game against LWSRA Submitted by Frankfort School District 157-C The Frankfort School District 157-C community is invited to the sixth annual basketball game between Hickory Creek Middle School students and staff and the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Team. The game will be held on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Hickory Creek Middle School, 22150 W. 116th Avenue. Open donations at the door will support the LWRSA programs. This fun, family event is being sponsored by the District 157-C Charitable Giving Committee. Prior to the game, Hickory Creek Middle School students and staff are excited to be involved with a physical education “takeover” on March 19 and 20 sponsored by the LWRSA. Hickory Creek will be “taken over” in all of the physical education classes where LWSRA staff will work with the students to teach them about adaptive sports and wheelchair basketball. Students will learn the limitations and freedoms athletes are able to experience while competing. Students will participate in wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball, goalball for the visually impaired and a disability awareness rotation. Students will use sport chairs and other equipment to experience the sport the way someone with a disability might experience it. Each morning, disability awareness information will be included with the Pledge of Allegiance and announcements. During lunch time, the students will be asked a question regarding the announcement. If a student knows the answer, he or she can give the answer to the physical education teacher during PE class or submit it during lunch. From these students, a group will be assembled to play in a basketball game that will be the culmination of the “takeover.” Other efforts to support the LWSRA include the selling of popsicles during the lunch periods, staff donations for participation in a “Jeans Week” and the open donation at the door for the basketball game. According to information on their website, www.lwsra. org, LWSRA recognizes the importance of understanding and accepting people with disabilities. Through education, training and hands-on experience, they hope to extend this knowledge to everyone. Assemblies, training and “takeover” days allow LWSRA to reach out to youth, teens and adults in the community in order to build a better understanding and acceptance of those with physical or developmental disabilities. Grand Prairie Elementary and Chelsea Intermediate Schools will also participate in LWRSA assemblies on March 16. Noah Baker was chosen as this week’s Standout Student for his academic excellence What is one essential you must have when studying and why? An essential thing to keep in mind is the big picture. This is super important for Advanced Placement courses in which certain topics are present in different quantities. There is no point in studying Native American history the same amount of time as the 1890-1980s because of the tiny amount of Native American history on the AP U.S. History exam compared to 1890-1980s. What do you like to do when not in school or studying? I play World of Warcraft with my “guildies.” What is your dream job and why? My dream job would be either an amazing public speaker like Steve Jobs and have my own “one more thing” moment, or to be a science advisor for a politician and teach science to politics. What are some of your most played songs on your iPod? “September,” “Bille Jean,” “Mr. Brightside,” “All Star” and “Photograph.” What is one thing people don’t know about you? I love flowers, and botany is extremely interesting to me. Whom do you look up to and why? I look up to my father, as he is an amazing person and pastor. What do you keep under your bed? Anything that falls off my nightstand. Photo submitted Who is your favorite teacher and why? This has to be a tie between Mrs. Richter and Dr. Flitcraft. Mrs. Richter is an amazing lady and has really helped me reach where I am today. Dr. Flitcraft has helped me understand math, especially calculus, better than anyone else. What is your favorite class and why? My favorite class would have to be AP Stats or AP Calc BC. These are my favorite because stats can be applied to so many classes and calculus is the foundation of physics. Shoutouts to Ms. Vandenberg and Dr. Flitcraft. What’s one thing that stands out about your school? I believe the teachers truly make all of the Lincoln-Ways stand out. What extracurriculars do you wish your school had? I wish we had a cybersecurity club. What’s your morning routine? I get up around 5:45 a.m., make a glass of tea, shower, then get on my suit and get to school for zero hour. If you could change one thing about school, what would it be? One critique that I have is that the first AP course that many students take is AP U.S. History. Considering the difficulty of the content, personally I believe that they should instead be put into an AP Government and AP Macroeconomics class. What is your favorite thing to eat in the cafeteria? Easily the pizza puffs and the fantastic lunch ladies. They always work with a smile. What is your best memory from school? I believe my best memory would be being elected my sophomore year as the vice president of Computer Club. It was totally unexpected. Standout Student is a weekly feature in The Station. Nominations come from Frankfort schools.
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16 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station news frankfortstation.com FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT Library emphasizes innovation, imagination in new makerspace New additions to the New Lenox Public Library’s makerspace are inspiring young minds to create, build and collaborate in an everexpanding area of the library. Gone are the days of silent libraries filled with only books and librarians hissing “shhh” to anyone speaking in voices louder than a whisper. Those who happen upon the makerspace in the youth services area of the library may hear the sounds of talking and laughing, as children and families find new ways to explore their creativity. The books have not gone anywhere, but more and more activities and learning opportunities are being integrated into library programming such as technology, arts and crafts and even social events. In the makerspace, children are challenged with a variety of activity prompts, but they also are given the freedom to create their own experiences. Dana Russell, manager of youth services at the library, said the area has been in the works for a few years now, but a recent memorial donation allowed them to purchase some new building toys and technology items. as well as build some things of their own. On the horizon for the makerspace are some iPad devices that are just about ready to be rolled out. The tablets will supplement other types of technology learning devices and toys already available to children in the makerspace that explore areas such as robotics, electrical circuits and engineering. “I think, traditionally, makerspaces provide and opportunity for people to create and work together,” Russell said. “Collaboration is kind of a core aspect of makerspaces.” Reporting by Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor. For more, visit NewLenoxPa triot.com. FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION TPFD set to receive top insurance rating A widely used statistical analysis firm that compiles risk data for insurance companies has recognized the Tinley Park Fire Department in its highest echelon of protection capabilities. Fire Chief Forest Reeder announced Feb. 20 that the department will receive a Class 1 Insurance Services Office classification, the highest rating on a scale of 10, which should result in property insurance reductions for residents and business owners. Formed in 1971 and acquired by Verisk Analytics in 2009, ISO formulates the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, using standards set by the National Fire Protection Association and by evaluating four primary categories: fire department, emergency communications, water supply and community risk reduction. But its Public Protection Classification report is not made public. “I have the great privilege to represent the 100 plus members of Tinley Park Fire Department, both present and past, to let everyone know we have been recently evaluated as an Insurance Service Office, or ISO, Class 1 fire department, which places us in the less than 200 fire departments across the country of the 47,000 fire departments that are eligible for the rating,” Reeder said. The TPFD, established in 1901, has more than 125 personnel who serve around the clock in four fully-staffed stations around the Village. The department responds to nearly 3,000 fire emergencies and 5,000 emergency medical calls annually, according to information provided by the Village. The official presentation is to take place some time in March, but will not go into effect until July 1, Chief Reeder said. Reporting by Cody Mroczka, Editor. For more, visit TinleyJunction.com. FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND Third-grader gets ride to school in fire truck after winning contest Joey DiCiolla, a third-grader at Schilling School, has always wanted to be a firefighter when he grows up. “Then, I can go up the ladder and save people,” Joey said. The 8-year-old’s passion for the job paid off when he got to ride to school in a fire truck Thursday, Feb. 22, with four crew members of the Homer Township Fire Protection District. All classes in third and fourth grade at Schilling participated in a contest that instructed them to design a fire escape plan for their home. Joey’s plan caught the attention of Dave Bricker, division chief of fire prevention at HTFPD. “Part of knowing fire safety is having an escape plan and having two ways out,” Bricker said. “So, [the students] were just basically given the assignment of making an escape plan for your home, make sure you indicate two ways out of every room, and your meeting place. So they could have done a variety of things.” Joey created a large design with wired lights and plenty of detail showing his escape plan. “It was all accurate,” Bricker said. “The lights showed the exist paths and stuff. It was pretty cool.” Joey’s father, Joe, helped him over the course of four days to design the plan. Joey received the news that he won a ride in a fire truck the day before winter break in December and immediately called his father when he got home from school. “I was in a meeting, and he’s like, ‘Dad, dad, I won the fire truck,’” Joe said. Reporting by Assistant Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach. For more, visit LockportLegend.com. FROM THE HOMER HORIZON Homer resident enters into Saint Xavier University Athletics Hall of Fame When Kathy Young was just 11 years old, she would sit on her porch and watch across the street as girls her age practiced softball in the park. She would walk over and join their practices, playing the catcher position, which nobody preferred, or took the place of players who were not at practice. “I would do whatever they needed,” Young said. “They had missing players. I would play whatever position they needed.” Her love for the game only grew, as she went on to play second base at Saint Xavier University in Chicago for three seasons before graduating in 1990. She was captain her senior year, and she was also voted most valuable player her last season, earning National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All- American honors. Young started every game in 1990, batting .332 with a .468 slugging percentage, according to the Saint Xavier athletics website. “As a player, I just enjoyed it so much,” Young said. “I just loved the game and loved competing and loved having my teammates out working for a common goal. After I graduated, I started coaching right away. So, I really never left the game.” The Homer Glen resident’s accomplishments throughout the years were recognized Feb. 17 at Saint Xavier University, when she was one of seven people inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. “That’s the highest individual award you could receive from a university,” Young said. “So, it’s very, very special, and I’m very honored.” Reporting by Assistant Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach. For more, visit HomerHorizon.com. FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER Board approves community relations liaison candidate, more After considerable discussion and a split 4-3 vote, the Mokena School District 159 Board of Education approved the hiring of a community relations liaison to assist the district in communication and fundraising. Nicole Swanberg is expected to begin next week with a variety of tasks assigned to her, including internal communications and those with parents and the community. She also will be tasked with serving as a liaison between the district and the media, researching and submitting grant proposals, coordinating crisis management communication, writing and editing content for the district’s website, and coordinating photography at programs and events. While board members agreed on the benefits of having someone in the position, members Jim Andresen, Anna Briscoe and Lisa Zielinski voted against the hiring based on general concerns about funding and incoming changes in district leadership with the hiring of a new superintendent. The board also approved the retirement of Eileen Parente, director of special education, at the end of the current school year. Parente has worked at D159 for six years, but spent 35 years working in public education and, more specifically, special education. Reporting by Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll. For more, visit MokenaMessen ger.com. FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE Officials approve plans, special use permits for theater at mall A proposal for a new theater to be constructed at the Orland Square moved ever closer to happening Feb. 19, as the Orland Park Village Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to approve a host of plans and special use permits for the project. The petitioner, Seritage Growth Properties, is planning to construct a 10-screen, 49,777-square-foot AMC theater with approximately 100,000 square feet of remodeled retail space in the soon-to-be-vacant Sears lot in the mall. Trustee Kathleen Fenton — who earlier in the meeting explained her hesitation with the project — cast the dissenting ballot, while Trustee Michael Carroll chose to abstain from voting after arriving late to the meeting. The theater item was discussed during the Development Services, Planning & Engineering Committee meeting held earlier in the evening. Assistant Village Manager Karie Friling said the item was for approval of the site plan, preliminary landscape plan, elevations for the second floor of the Sears facility and a special use permit. She noted that it went before the Plan Commission a week prior and was recommended unanimously for approval. During the discussion, Fenton asked a number of questions of the developer. “I have a lot of questions, because I feel there was a lot of homework that wasn’t done here and [answers] that we don’t have,” Fenton said. Her concerns focused on whether Seritage would take businesses already leasing space from Simon Property Group (the operator of Orland Square), whether or not it could fill the space it was proposed to build, and security. Reporting by Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit OPPrairie. com.
frankfortstation.com sound off the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 17 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From FrankfortStation.com as of Monday, Feb. 26. 1. Lincoln-Way students selected to showcase artwork in Illinois High School Art Exhibition 2. Lincoln-Way District 210 chess teams attend state tournament 3. Lincoln-Way hopes to continue strong performance in playoffs 4. Host Griffins claim sectional crown at swim meet 5. LW East’s O’Rourke takes fifth at state Become a member: FrankfortStation.com/plus “Thank you Scales & Tails for visiting preschool today! We loved starting with chinchillas!” — Frankfort Square Park District from Feb. 122 Like The Frankfort Station: facebook.com/frankfortstation “Congrats to @LWEGirlsBball Head Coach Jim Martin. Inducted into the Staff Hall of Fame. Well done, Coach Martin. @ LWEGriffins” — @LWEAthletics from Feb. 20 Follow The Frankfort Station: @FrankfrtStation From the Editor Get out and vote in March Nuria Mathog email@example.com Frankfort voters will have several decisions to make in the upcoming primary elections. Two resolutions will appear on the ballot: a Frankfort Park District land sale proposal and a Frankfort Square Park District proposal to issue $1.5 million in park bonds to improve parks and facilities. Three candidates — incumbent Board Speaker Jim Moustis, Board Member Cory Singer and Frankfort Village Trustee Keith Ogle — are competing for the two District 2 seats on the Will County Board, while Democrats Max Solomon, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Cecil Matthews Jr. and David Bonner have filed to run in a four-way race for the General Assembly District 38 seat. We have sent questionnaires to all of the candidates in contested primary races and plan to publish their responses in next week’s letters to the editor Treasure Chest Foundation thanks Frankfort organizations for support The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is to provide comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens who have been diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift card from a Treasure Chest. During this past December, two local businesses, two families, one school and an organization hosted holiday toy drives which resulted in an enormous donation of toys. Each year I am amazed by the fact that these organizations—all located within close proximity to our Orland Park headquarters—are able to provide enough toys to directly benefit more than 13,000 children and teens monthly at 52 children’s cancer treatment centers in 19 states across the nation. As the Founder and CEO of the Treasure Chest Foundation, I would like to convey my personal thanks and deep sense of gratitude to the following organizations: Brownie Troop 75153, Dunkin Donuts, Rich and Theresa Mommsen, Brandon Eppolito, KidsWork Children’s Museum and Peace Community Preschool MORTGAGE ALERT! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT 708-326-9170 22ndcenturymedia.com edition of The Frankfort Station. I hope voters will take the time to read about and research all of the candidates participating in the primaries in advance of Election Day. While the deadline to register by mail or in-person has passed, residents can still register online through Sunday, March 4 or at their designated polling place on Election Day. Voters who opt for the latter option should keep in mind that they must present two forms of identification: one form of identification that shows their current name and address, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate or Social Security card, while the second all located in Frankfort. On behalf of the children and teens who have been diagnosed with cancer, the Treasure Chest Foundation Board of Directors and staff wish to thank the parents, students, staff and administration of our community schools along with the area businesses for their tremendous response. We truly feel blessed to have such support. Sincerely and with gratitude, Colleen M. Kisel Founder and CEO Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation LOCK-IN MORE BUSINESS. ADVERTISE LOCALLY. form of identification can be a piece of mail that has been postmarked within the last 30 days. 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the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | frankfortstation.com Time to shine Curtain Call Theatre actors put on production focusing on human spirit, Page 24 OK, here’s the scoop First in the Chicago area, Freddy’s opening a treat for Orland Park, Page 27 East students compete in Mr. and Miss Griffin contest, Page 21 The Mr. and Miss Griffin contestants have fun backstage before the 2018 show on Saturday, Feb. 24. Laurie fanelli/22nd century media
20 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station faith frankfortstation.com Faith Briefs Lighthouse Fellowship (8128 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort) Group Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. Revolution Youth Group 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. This youth ministry is for those in grades 7-12. Meet for worship, games, food and Bible study. Enter through the upper-west doors. For more information, call (815) 469-0611. Men’s Prayer Group 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. Bible Study 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays. These small groups meet at the church and are open to anyone who wants to attend, offering a place to ask questions and get answers without being put on the spot. Coed groups for students and adults of all ages are offered along with men’s and women’s groups. For more information, call (815) 469-0611. Peace Community Church (21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort) Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Sundays. The church offers a staffed nursery during the service, Sunday School programs and biblically based teaching. For more information, visit www.pea ceinfrankfort.org. Food Pantry Peace’s food pantry is open the first Sunday of every month. For more information on the pantry’s services, email deacons@peacein frankfort.org. Healing Hope 7:30-8:30 p.m. every other Sunday. Women’s Bible Study 9:15-11:15 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Men’s Meeting 7-8:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Fellowship Room Heritage Baptist Church (21739 S. La Grange Road, Frankfort) Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Evening Worships 6 p.m. Sundays. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Ladies’ Bible Study 9 a.m. Tuesdays. International Community Church (200 S. Elsner Road, Frankfort) Sunday Service 10 a.m. Nursery available. For more information, visit www.ic church.us. Teen Impact 7 p.m. Mondays. Divorce Care support group 7 p.m. Mondays. For more information, contact the church at (815) 469-1966 or email iccis4me@sbc global.net. Frankfort United Methodist Church (215 Linden Drive, Frankfort) Worship Service 9-10 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 469-5249. Living Streams / Calvary Chapel (7837 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort) Midweek Bible Study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The group study will focus on Old Testament- II Kings. For more information, call (815) 464-5230. Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. The weekly service will focus on Book of Matthew. For more information, call (815) 464- 5230. American Islamic Association (8860 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort) Daily Prayer Services For service times, visit www. AIAmasjid.org. Jum’ah Prayer Services Fridays. Sermon at 1:10 p.m. followed by prayers at 1:30 p.m. The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St., Frankfort) Spiritual Direction By appointment. Personal spiritual direction session for men or women with a male/female spiritual director who is fully trained and experienced with 15 years of experience. Free will donation. To register, call (708) 334-1988 or email familyhearthfrankfort@ gmail.com. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177 Luther Lane, Frankfort) Special Lent Services 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. This Wednesday evening series will run through March 21. There will be a buffet-style dinner followed by worship at 6:15 p.m. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be at 6:15 p.m. as well. Divine Worship Service 8 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Contemporary Worship Service 10:46 a.m. Sundays. Weight Watchers 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays. Alcoholics Anonymous 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (12 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort) Sunday Worship with Communion 9:30 a.m. every first Sunday of the month. Sunday School 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sundays. 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) 469-2220. Hickory Creek Community Church (10660 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort) Worship Services 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 469-9496. Powerzone Kids Ministries During worship at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays. Children newborn to fifth grade will enjoy age-appropriate Bible lessons each week. For more information, call (815) 469-9496. Reach Student Ministries 6:45-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Students from sixth grade through high school can worship, connect with other students, learn about God and his word, and enjoy high energy activities. For more information, call (815) 469-9496. Mixed Bible Studies We have many Bible studies that meet throughout the week in the evenings. Contact the church at (815) 469-9496 for a current schedule. Women’s Bible Study Gathering is typically on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at various times throughout the year. Contact the church at (815) 469- 9496 for a current schedule. Men’s Bible Study 7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays at the church. Session is off the last Saturday of every month. Amazing Love Lutheran Church (21301 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort) Mornings with Mommy 10–11 a.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month. The cost to attend the one-hour Please see faith, 23 In memoriam George R. Lehman It is with great sadness that the family of George R. Lehman, from Frankfort, Ill., announces his passing on Feb. 16, 2018. George was a loving and devoted husband and best friend to his loving wife, Maria Lehman (nee Speziale) and a loving and devoted father to his loving son G. Hunter Lehman and loving daughter Victoria Lehman. He is also survived by his mother, Susan Sterchele (nee Howe). His death was preceded by that of his father, George C. Lehman. George received his Bachelors of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance as well as his Masters of Science in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago. He was a licensed CPA and was a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was active in the Illinois CPA Society as a Chairman of the Individual Taxation IRS Legislative Subcommittee, a member of the Annual Tax Conference Planning Subcommittee, and had been a volunteer for the Military Tax Assistance Program Professional Tax Preparation. George was a licensed pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He also served as a Secretary of the Naperville Flying Club. George loved to fly with his family and friends to explore new places. George will forever be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date, in celebration of his life at Gerardi Funeral Home, 9501 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Illinois. Please check back on the Gerardi Funeral Home website for updates as to the date of this memorial service, or contact the funeral home at (815) 469-2144. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email nuria@frankfortstation. com with information about a loved one who was a part of the Frankfort community.
frankfortstation.com life & arts the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 21 Lincoln-Way East names Mr. & Miss Griffin 2018 Laurie Fanelli Freelance Reporter Mr. and Miss Griffin are titles bestowed upon two of the brightest, most talented and most congenial students at Lincoln-Way East High School. On Saturday, Feb. 24, ten seniors – Grace Casey, Madi Corey, Lauren Hunter, Paige Skopick, Tessa Troike, Nick DiGiovanni, Patrick Eminger, Caden Mc- Mann, Malachy Murphy and Turner Pallissard – competed in a series of categories to determine this year's Mr. and Miss Griffin, each of which comes with a $500 scholarship and two tickets to Prom. Casual Wear, Talent, Formal Wear and Final Question were the four categories faculty judges and audience members used to determine the winners. After all the votes were tallied, Malachy Murphy and Madi Corey were named Mr. and Miss Griffin 2018. “I've been watching this show since I was a freshman – it started at Lincoln-Way North – and growing-up and seeing the seniors on stage it was definitely something I knew I wanted to do,” Corey said backstage before the competition. “It seals your senior year. Even if you don't win, you want to be a part of the show. It's so much fun.” Murphy and Corey wowed in each of the judging categories most notably when sharing their talents. Murphy wove together humor and truth with an original song about his everyday frustrations which were underlined by his concerns about the dreaded “English intersection.” Corey put her spin on the classic rocker “House of the Rising Sun” belting out the lyrics with passion and pitch-perfect phrasing. Each of the Mr. and Miss Nick DiGiovanni (center) performs an inline skating routine for his talent. Griffin contestants went above and beyond to share their personalities with the crowd. Hunter highlighted her unique sense of humor with Aladdin-themed Casual Wear and Eminger generated lots of laughs with his reimagining of Mariah Carey's infamous New Year's Eve performance during the Formal Wear segment. Casey thanked all of the people at Lincoln-Way who impacted her life answering the Final Question and, for his talent, DiGiovanni had heads spinning with an intricate inline skating routine. Troike's “Pitch Perfect” lip synch medley was bubbling with joy and Skopick's illuminating talent featured a glow-stick dance ensemble. Pallissard used his Formal Wear time to make a surprise Prom-posal and McMann brought one of the best music videos of all time to the East Auditorium during the Talent segment. “I recreated the music video for 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson. I'm doing all the dancing and I have zombie back-up dancers,” McMann explained prior to the show. “I've probably watched the video over 200 times in the last two months. It was a lot, but I'm really happy I chose to do it because it was tons of fun.” While only seniors were eligible to compete for Mr. & Miss Griffin, all classes were encouraged to participate in the event's talent show. Lucy Clayton impressed at the piano sharing her version of Twenty One Pilots' “Before You Start Your Day” while Joel and Emmanuel Willis mesmerized the crowd with their interpretive dance moves. A slow and sweet delivery of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah” by Christine Oludemi left fans with goosebumps. In the end, Adam Barrera, Andres Gutierrez and Steve Newton won the all-grades Talent Show – and a $250 scholarship – for their performance of the Gipsy Kings' cover of “Hotel California.” At the heart of The Mr. and Miss Griffin competition is the desire to help Lincoln-Way East seniors as they enter the next phase of their lives. Jason Pearson and Jaime Pearson started the show nine years ago at Lincoln- Way North as a fun way to support scholarships. Laura Render has now joined the event directors team and the show continues to raise more money annually with Lincoln-Way East student Madi Corey dresses as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" for the Casual Wear portion of the Mr. & Miss Griffin 2018 show on Saturday, Feb. 24. Corey was named Miss Griffin at the conclusion of the show. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/Freelance Reporter Tessa Troike performs a lip sync of a medley from “Pitch Perfect” for her talent. organizers hoping to award $5,000 this year. “Lost in all the laughs tonight, I hope that everybody knows that this is for a good cause,” Jason Pearson said. “The reason we do this show is to help them get a little extra money for college.” He added that this year's seniors were among some of the most unique and fun students that he's had the pleasure of working with on the show. “They are a ball of energy, all of them,” he said. “These are kids you would want your son or daughter to marry. These are great, great kids that are on display tonight. I'm very fortunate to have worked with them this year.”
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frankfortstation.com life & arts the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 23 Chelsea Mousetrap Car Championship Race winners (left to right) pose for a photo. Second place: Anthony Flories and Jeff Brewer; first place: Yui Nagashima and Mary Rincker; third place: Dylan Weathers and Warren Yanong. Photo submitted Chelsea fifth-graders race mousetrap cars in STEM course Submitted by Frankfort School District 157-C Chelsea Intermediate School fifth grade students recently built and raced mousetrap cars in their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes with teacher Colleen Jozaitis. Students worked collaboratively in pairs to engineer their mousetrap cars while incorporating their STEM skills. Problem-solving and communication were key to a successful product. Students then tested their cars and redesigned them to improve their velocity and distance. The winners of each of the 12 fifth grade classes competed in the 2018 Mousetrap Car Championship Race. At Chelsea, STEM projects are introduced at each grade level. The projects help students plan, ask questions, think critically, collaborate and communicate to prepare for their future as 21st Century learners. Chelsea students also have an opportunity to participate in after-school learning clubs that provide opportunities with a focus on enhancing STEM experiences. Adding to the STEM opportunities for the Chelsea students this year, major enhancements were made to the Library and STEM Lab. These improvements were completed through a grant from the District’s Education Foundation in the amount of $69,750 and a donation from the Family School Partnership (FSP) organization in the amount of $8,500. These organizations also provided funding to upgrade the Hickory Creek Library and STEM Lab. Every kindergarten through eighth grade student has the opportunity to work with challenges incorporating STEM through initiatives at all three District 157- C schools. faith From Page 20 session is $5 per child per session, and payments can be made by cash or check. Registration is required, and those interested may do so online. For more information, contact program director Marlena Spurbeck at marlenaspurbeck@ gmail.com or visit www. amazinglove.org/morningswith-mommy. Teen Group Teens in grades 6-12 are FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. welcome to join. There will be a meeting with new activities every second Saturday of the month. For more information, visit www. amazinglove-ministries. org. Women’s Group 9:30-11:30 a.m. every first and third Saturday of the month, at the church. This semester we will be studying “Uninvited” by Lysa Ter- Keurst. More information is available at the church. Men’s Group 2017 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" ©2006 Copyrighted Material 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. and noon Sundays. Reconciliation 4-4:50 p.m. Saturdays. ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Knights of Columbus Meetings 7:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in St. Anthony Hall. The Knights help at parish functions such as the church picnic and their annual pancake breakfast. To have your church’s events included in Faith Briefs, email them to Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll at email@example.com or call (708) 326-9179 ext. 34. Deadline is noon Thursdays one week prior to publication. Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 www.22ndcenturymedia.com
24 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station life & arts frankfortstation.com Curtain Call Theatre to bring ‘Enchanted April’ in March T.J. Kremer III Contributing Editor Springtime is all about rebirth and discovery. All around Nature transforms from the cold and gloomy winter into the warm and vibrant spring. So it’s only appropriate that during the first two weekends in March, Curtain Call Theatre is scheduled to present its rendition of “Enchanted April” to the stage, a play that’s focused on transformation of the human heart and spirit. “It’s a story of self-discovery and coming to terms with, if you want to say baggage and demons and ghosts in your life,” said the play’s Director Mark Frost. Based on the 1922 novel, “The Enchanted April,” by Elizabeth von Arnim, the play follows the lives of four women who decide to shrug off dreary post-WWI London in favor of a holiday in Genoa, Italy. Two of the women, Rose Arnott and Lotty Wilton, who are acquainted through sight only at the same church but are both struggling with issues in their marriages, read an advertisement for a trip to Italy; however, they can’t afford the trip on their own, so they get two more women, the widow Mrs. Graves and young socialite WATERSHED WORKS SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 7:30PM Ozinga Chapel, Palos Heights Stilian Kirov, Conductor BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 “Titan” This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. If you’re going… What: “Enchanted April” When: 7:30 p.m. March 2, 3, 9 and 10; 2 p.m. March 4; 2 p.m. March 11 is sold out. Where: 11112 Front St. in Mokena. General admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased online at ccctheatre.com, or by calling the box office at (708) 607-2281 Caroline Bramble, to help share the expenses. “Everyone is trying to escape dreary London for this beautiful enchantment that you will find at San Salvatore, [which] is the name of the castle where they go on holiday,” Frost said. “And, so, it’s a story of those inter-relationships with each other, but then how they use those to figure out some things for themselves, and each one of them finds some transformation. And so I think that’s timeless because all of us, I think, have at times have things in our lives that don’t go the way we exactly plan them to be and we’re looking to transform ourselves, from time to time.” Lynn Meller, of Tinley Park, who plays Rose, said she connected with her character as a straight-andnarrow sort who has some disdain for others not like her, but, by the end, learns to accept her own need for change. “We all go through changes as we get older, as we find our place in life and what we are meant to be doing, or what we think we are meant to be doing, and that’s kind of what’s going Tickets from $25 in advance. Students, $10. Group tickets available. (Fees may apply.) IPOMUSIC.ORG | 708.481.7774 Curtain Call Theatre cast members (left to right) Dan McGrath, Joshua Reid, Judie Brugler and Deb Brunette rehearse on Feb. 22. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media Pre-concert Q&A with Maestro Kirov 6:25PM in the auditorium Stilian Kirov, Music Director on in this show,” Meller said. “We go on this trip to try and get away from people when we realize that wasn’t the entire point of what we should’ve been doing: We should’ve been trying to find out who we are as individuals, and then we can get back together with all of our friends and family and start anew in a way.” Dan McGrath, also of Tinley Park and is making his return to Curtain Call Theatre after a hiatus of a couple years, plays Mellersh Wilton, the husband of Lotty Wilton, who is an acquaintance of Rose. Mc- Grath said his character, at first, represents a profound resistance to change. “He’s very prim and proper,” McGrath said. “He tends to think that the world revolves around him, especially with regard to everything in his immediacy, that he can have any kind of control and he wants to control it, including his wife.” Judie Brugler, of Frankfort, plays Costanza the Italian housekeeper. Brugler said her character is in the middle of all these transformations and unusual situations, and she doesn’t know quite what to make of it all; however, even Costanza gets caught in the transformative web by the end. One challenge for Brugler was the fact that none of her lines are in English. “All my lines are in Italian,” Brugler said. But, with the help of some friends from northern Italy, Brugler was able to prepare for the role. “It was wonderful to sit down and have a glass of wine with them, and they Upcoming productions •”Who Sings Your Story,” an evening of music at 7:30 p.m. March 24. •Auditions for “12 Angry Jurors” are scheduled for April 8-9, performances June 15-17 and June 23-25. would tell me about their travels in Italy and what the people were like, and their thinking and their philosophies, and that helped me a lot,” she said. She added she thinks the overall theme of the play is about "second chances." Joshua Reid, of Mokena, plays Antony Wilding, a young artist who was raised British and fought in WWI. Wilding’s parents and grandparents owned the Please see theatre, 26
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26 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station life & arts frankfortstation.com Hickory Creek Middle School to host spring band concert Submitted by Frankfort School District 157-C Looking for a fast track to spring? Come out to enjoy the Hickory Creek Middle School Band Department’s Spring Concert. It takes place on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the Hickory Creek Middle School Auditorium at 22150 W. 116th Avenue. The Sixth Grade Band and the Concert Band will be showcasing music that the students have been hard at work learning over the winter months. This includes some colorful pieces such as “Aliens Landing” and “Voodoo Dance,” along with uplifting classics like “To a New Beginning” and “Shaker Variants.” This concert will also serve as a preview of the music the Concert Band will be taking to an adjudicated festival performance at the Vandercook College of Music on March 20. The Spring Concert is free to the District 157-C community. The Hickory Creek Band Department is run by Doug Adams, Shannon Shanahan and Ben Clark. theatre From Page 24 castle in his youth but died while he was in the war, leaving the castle to Wilding. “Enchanted April” will be Reid’s first time on stage as an actor, but a love of art in all its forms drew him to try out for a role. “This is my first production I’m ever in, so I’m glad I took the plunge and decided to do it,” Reid said. “But, this one in particular, I think it’s fascinating that it’s set in 1922, which is, like, a hundred years ago now. So to be playing a character that lived a century ago is, one, a challenge, but also very rewarding at the same time. It kind of exposes you to a different way of life that you really wouldn’t have the chance to explore outside the theater, I guess. It was a challenge that I through would be a fun one to take on. And I got to do a British accent, as well.” June Graffy, of New Lenox, who co-produces the production and also serves as assistant executive director of Curtain Call’s Board of Directors, handles the behind the scenes activities needed to make a production run smoothly. She said even though the story is nearly 100 years old, the transformative theme still resonates with audiences today. “I think it brings people back to a point where … it gives a perspective of what life was like, and, really, it’s not that much different than to now: people wondering are they on the right path, are they with the right person, do they need some time alone. Same things as now only in a different time setting,” Graffy said. By the end of the play, all the characters are transformed in some way; some through actively searching for answers, and others simply by stumbling across a set of circumstances that they happen to have found themselves in. Reid said he hopes audiences will walk away from the show feeling that they should never give up hope. “If your life isn’t necessarily going the way you want it to, that it’s not outside of our power to affect some sort of change to make it better.” Lincoln-Way East Air Force Junior Reserve Officer training Corps (AFJROTC) CyberPatriot computer network defense team members (left to right) Grace Arnold, Colin Murphy, Carleigh Phelon, and Rebekah Stryjewski took first place in their division for the state of Illinois. Photo submitted Lincoln-Way East AFJROTC CyberPatriot team takes first place in Illinois Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 On Feb. 15, 2018, Master Sgt. Dale Steen received notification that the Lincoln- Way East Air Force Junior Reserve Officer training Corps (AFJROTC) Cyber- Patriot computer network defense team took first place in their division for the state of Illinois. The team members include Carleigh Phelon, Grace Arnold, Dominic DiAngi, Colin Murphy and Rebekah Stryjewski. The participants competed from the business computer labs at Lincoln-Way East on Jan. 19, 2018. CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program, was created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to the nation’s future. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. The competition is open to high school and junior high school students from around the world. Lincoln- Way East’s team competes in the “all services” division which includes approximately 1700 JROTC and Civil Air Patrol units worldwide. During two qualification rounds, the teams are stratified into platinum, gold and silver tiers. Lincoln-Way East’s team competed in the gold tier along with 16 other teams from Illinois. Master Sgt. Steen, the team’s coach, said, “I’m really proud of our team’s success, especially since they’ve done almost all of their own training. I’ve got limited experience in network security, but fortunately, we’ve got a bright group of kids who’ve researched and learned what they need to know. If we can find a network security mentor for next year, we can excel even more in this competition.” To learn more about CyberPatriot, visit https:// www.uscyberpatriot.org. For more information about Lincoln-Way East AF- JROTC, contact Master Sgt. Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
frankfortstation.com dining out the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 27 The Dish Freddy’s fueled by sense of fast-casual nostalgia New Orland Park spot specializes in frozen custard, steakburgers Bill Jones, Managing Editor The Freddy’s all-beef hot dog ($3.29 solo, $5.69 in a combo) plays to the Chicago-area market but puts its own stamp on the delicacy with Freddy’s signature bun. It is hard to accurately describe the feeling of walking into a Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers for the first time. The primary reds pop from the booths, the lamps, the tiles and more, offering a feeling of nostalgia while not quite looking retro. It is an old-school concept with a modern vibe. It is, at the same time, exactly what one would expect of a fast-casual burger joint and something slightly different. “We would consider ourselves a modern diner,” said Ben Simon, grandson of the Freddy behind the Wichita, Kansas-based franchise and vice president of operations for Freddy’s, which launched in 2002 and finds itself fast approaching 300 locations. Simon was in town Feb. 20 for the first day of business for the company’s Orland Park location. As he sat in one of those booths, he said everything from the decor inside the new store to the drive-thru to the patio play to the “full experience of what a Freddy’s feels like,” noting that across the country it has proven to be a popular spot for dates, aftermovie meals and postgame treats. He said his grandfather built the business on principles of hospitality, service, kindness and authenticity. It also was built, of course, on the food. “Freddy’s is all about quality steakburgers, craveable frozen custard, addicting shoestring fries with special seasoning,” Simon said. The Orland Park spot marks Freddy’s first venture into the Chicago-area market, but Simon said it already feels like home. One of the stores run by the company itself, rather than franchisees, Orland Park is to be joined by a Homewood spot in the next six months, if all goes according to plan. “It feels exciting, as always,” Simon said of being in town for an opening, noting he sees Orland as having similar hard-working, family-oriented values as the restaurant. “We really love this community. We’re happy to be bringing the product to the people. “The [Village] and community of Orland Park was very good to work with — a lot better than the snow to work with.” The company wasted no time in its community outreach, immediately naming The Bridge Teen Center as a beneficiary of Freddy’s charitable efforts. Through Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 7402 W. 159th St. in Orland Park Hours • 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday • 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday For more information ... Web: freddysusa.com/ store/orland-park Phone: (708) 407-8222 March 6, the Orland Park nonprofit is to receive 10 percent of all frozen custard treat sales at the new spot. “We’re just excited to make that connection and help out,” Simon said. As with any restaurant, the menu still has to deliver. And Simon said Freddy’s is all about fresh food. The business does not precook its burgers or fries, and frozen custard treats are never prepared until people ask for them. “We cook everything to order,” Simon said. The company partners with Vienna Beef for its hot dogs and Meadowvale The Freddy’s Original Double ($4.89) is the new Orland Park restaurant’s must-try item, sitting at No. 1 ($7.79) on the list of combos. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers features the primary pop of red, with a nostalgic diner feel, updated for modern times. for frozen custard. Everything on the menu also is customizable, but Simon is more than happy to recommend first-timers start with the Freddy’s Original Double ($4.89 solo, $7.79 for a combo) and signature turtle sundae (prizes vary by size). “You’re going to be a happy person if you go for those two items,” he said.
28 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station puzzles frankfortstation.com crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. Quash 5. Deductive reasoning 10. Portend 14. Indication of goodness 15. Sharp 16. Tom Clancy hero 17. Cancels 18. Board 19. Capri, for one 20. Middle of the ocean 22. Turner in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 24. Roman pot 25. Winter event in Frankfort 29. Equips with weapons 32. “Casablanca” pianist 34. First name in luxury cars 35. Reason for insurance 36. Comic strip cry 37. Commonly 38. Minister’s abode 39. Tobermory topper 40. English people 42. Environmental prefix 43. Abbr. in jazz scores 44. Cunning 45. Subject of a 2018 Frankfort cook-off 48. It borders Wash. 50. “The X-Files” extras 51. Valor 53. ___ canto 55. “Sherlock Holmes” actress 56. Set right 61. ___ Strauss jeans 64. Reef material 66. About 67. Stumbled upon 68. Sort of 69. Highland toppers 70. Urgent request 71. Slush 72. Event in Olympic fencing Down 1. Bygone Mideast ruler 2. Subway alternative 3. First name in fashion 4. Swanky 5. Gold-colored drink, often 6. Tons 7. Vamooses 8. “Don’t mind if __” 9. Pessimist 10. Legless undies 11. Sounds of woe 12. East Indian dish 13. Coastal storm dir. 21. “Calvin and Hobbes” girl 23. Mauna ___ Observatory 25. Mosque VIP 26. Star 27. Mellow 28. Demolition compounds 29. Geronimo, e.g. 30. Impressionist 31. Miniver or Robinson 33. Jackpot 38. Kind of engr. 39. Quick cut 40. Summer camp alarm 41. Hoop 46. 1997 Melanie Griffith film 47. Half of VI 49. Wear off by rubbing 52. Draws (on) 54. Gulf of Aqaba port 56. Caen’s river 57. Memo 58. Hidden danger 59. Lemony Snicket villain 60. Medicinal amount 61. Drink from a saucer 62. Kay follower 63. Compete with 65. Kuwaiti export FRANKFORT Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill (21000 Frankfort Square Road, Frankfort; (815) 464-8100) ■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Free N’ Fun Bar Game. Free to play. ORLAND PARK Girl in the Park (11265 W. 159th St., Orland Park, IL; (708) 226-0042) ■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia ■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Live Music ■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo ■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Live Music TINLEY PARK The Whistle Sports Bar & Grill (7537 W. 159th St., Tinley Park; (708) 904-4990) ■6-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Bar Bingo ■2-5 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Happy Hour ■3-5 ■ p.m. Fridays: Teacher Appreciation ■3-5 ■ p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: Happy Hour LOCKPORT Port Noir (900 S. State St., Lockport; (815) 834- 9463) ■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-Friday: Happy Hour ■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Comedy Bingo ■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Live Band ■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays: Open Mic Night HOMER GLEN Front Row (14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; (708) 645- 7000) ■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Trivia MOKENA The Alley Grill and Tap House (18700 S. Old LaGrange Road, Mokena; (708) 478- 3610) ■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke To place an event in The Scene, email a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia. com. answers How to play Sudoku Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan
frankfortstation.com life & arts the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 29 Lincoln-Way student selected as national anthem singer for IHSA state tournament Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 VENDORS WANTED On the afternoon of Feb. 8, 2018, Lincoln-Way East senior Samantha Grobmeier was traveling to an audition for a college musical theatre program. While en route to her audition, Grobmeier received an email from Choral Director Matthew Granger that notified her of another prestigious musical opportunity: she had been selected as the National Anthem singer at the IHSA State Basketball Tournament. “I am so unbelievably excited to have this opportunity to perform,” Grobmeier said. “It’s opportunities like these that make me want to continue to pursue music as a career in college and beyond.” Initial auditions for the event began in October and were hosted by the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) at Carl Sandburg High School. Students auditioning for the choral ensembles are judged in three categories. In the first category, students sing selected excerpts from the songs to be performed at the district festival; in the second, their tonal skills are tested; and in the third, students are challenged to sight-sing a piece of music. Each year, 6,000-8,000 students across nine districts audition for the ILMEA festivals. After participating in the District 1 festival, Grobmeier was asked to audition for the first round of the National Anthem auditions, securing her position in the Honors Chorus at the All- State Festival. From there, Grobmeier was one of only two vocalists from District 1 chosen to audition for the Lincoln-Way East senior Samantha Grobmeier was chosen as the national anthem singer for the IHSA State Basketball Tournament. Photo submitted second round of the National Anthem auditions, featuring 17 contenders. The highest distinction (singing the National Anthem) is awarded to the judges’ picks for best vocalists. The selection of Grobmeier makes her one of the top four singers in the state of Illinois. “As parents, we hope that our children will aim high in every aspect of their lives, so when they aim high and hit the mark, it is an incredibly proud moment,” says Grobmeier’s mother, Cyndi. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Sam has been given this opportunity to sing the National Anthem.” The IHSA State Basketball Tournament will be held at the Peoria Civic Center. Grobmeier will perform on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Boys Class 3A/4A tournaments at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The performance and games will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. “The power that music has is unlike any other and I could not be more grateful for the impact that music has had on my life,” Grobmeier said. “None of this would have been possible without the support from my family, friends, music teachers, Lincoln-Way, and especially my choir director, Mr. Granger. This music department and the people in it motivate and inspire me every day to strive for opportunities like this. I truly could not be luckier.” 9am – 1pm Saturday, April 21 • Tinley Park Convention Center VENDOR BOOTH DEADLINE: April 4 Reach more than 87,000 homes and businesses! Publishes: For more information, call 708.326.9170 ext. 16 or visit www.22ndcenturymedia.com/lady THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 2018 GUIDE Space reservation deadline: Wed, Mar. 21 Ad approval deadline: Tues, Mar. 27 Calling all businesses in: Health & Wellness Beauty Fashion Food Home Decor & More! We Need Vendors for the 5th Annual Expo 22ndcenturymedia.com Call 708.326.9170 to reserve your Ad today!
30 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station local living frankfortstation.com Distinctive Begins Sales on Cottage and Legacy Series Homes At Hanover Estates in Manhattan within the Lincoln-Way School District Architecturally Refined Home Designs Allow Buyers to Customize Distinctive Home Builders continues to add high quality homes to the Manhattan landscape at Hanover Estates; its latest new home community located within the highly-regarded Lincoln- Way School District. Distinctive is selling 17 Cottage Homes and 46 Legacy Series single family homes with base prices from the upper $200s. Square footage of the Cottage ranch homes begins at 1,800 square feet and the two-story homes start from 2,200 square feet. The Square footage of the Legacy ranch homes begins at 2,400 square feet and the two-story homes start from 2,700 square feet. Many of the sites offer lake views, lookout basements and oversized lots. Sales have opened and construction is underway on a new model to be completed late spring/early summer. According to Bryan Nooner, President of Distinctive Home Builders, these new home designs are a result of an extraordinary amount of time and effort placed on the architectural design features. In fact, we call these homes “Architecturally Refined”. “There is indeed a difference; there is nothing else like it on the market – the elevations are outstanding and our homeowners also have the ability to customize so they can truly have the home of their dreams,” he said. Nooner speaks of the Craftsman designs the company has introduced at Hanover Estates. These new designs feature attractive rooflines, front porches, tapered columns and stone piers, partially paned windows, gable brackets, and an exterior color palate with a variety of earth and grey. Exteriors feature brick, stone and cedar shake style accent siding. Several homes at various stages of construction are available to view and as a semi-custom builder, Distinctive can modify any of its standard designs to cater to a customer’s tastes, which means that moving walls, adding extra windows or even extending the garage are all possible. Numerous floor plans are available, each with multiple exterior elevations. Homes have three to five bedrooms and two full to three and one-half baths and two to three-car garages. All of the Legacy Series homes will have three-car garages. Homes include custom maple kitchen cabinets featuring solid wood construction (no particle board) with solid wood drawers and dove tail joints; ceramic tile or hardwood floors in the kitchen, baths and foyer; genuine wood trim and doors; granite countertops and concrete driveways. Building a new home is certainly not what it used to be. Thankfully, the latest technology coupled with fine-tuned craftsmanship, has made the experience a much more positive one for Distinctive buyers at Hanover Estates. “We are on the leading edge when it comes to the home buying customer sales experience,” said Nooner. “Our sales professionals are among the best. We provide them with high-level training and the latest tech tools to enhance our homebuyer’s experience. We also provide technology that our homeowners can access throughout the home building process with a private homeowner portal app. Building a new home is an exciting. We want our buyers to be informed and empowered every step of the way.” Pictures of customer homes in progress are taken as construction progresses and uploaded for easy access from anywhere in the world. Homeowners can view their selections from their phone, tablet or desktop; review detailed information about the quality components used in their new home, and easily access their documents using a username and password that is issued once construction of home begins. their new “Communication exists on an entirely new level making building with us a very personal experience. Never before could customers have access to all of this information 24/7. We want to raise the bar for our industry,” added Nooner. Through the customer portal, homeowners can easily share the pictures and progress of their home with friends and family via e-mail and integrated links to social media. They can also review the construction schedule to see what is happening next in the building of their new home. Hanover Estates boasts four lakes and three parks within its borders. The Manhattan Metra train station, several forest preserves and many dining and entertainment options are nearby. Hanover Estates children attend schools within the Lincoln- Way School District. Besides Hanover Estates, Distinctive Home Builders has built hundreds of homes throughout Manhattan at Prairie Trails; the Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge developments, as well as thousands of other homes 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 Lynne at (708) 737-9142 or 708 479-7700 for more information or visit www. distinctivehomebuilders. com. The Hanover Estates/ Prairie Trails new home information center is located three miles south of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. The address is 24458 S. Rt. 52, 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. Prices and features subject to change at any time.
frankfortstation.com real estate the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 31 The Frankfort Station’s Sponsored content of the WEEK A classic custom-built home in Cobblestone Walk in Frankfort. This excellent location is across the street from one of Frankfort’s most beautiful prairieland parks, a few blocks from Hickory Creek Middle School and a short bike ride/walk to the bike path. What: This exquisite custom-built home is sure to impress the minute you walk in. Where: 22507 Swanstone Court in Frankfort Amenities: The stunning entrance comes with a mahogany door and masterpiece staircase. There is detail throughout with custom woodworking, wainscoting, coiffured ceilings and granite. The gourmet kitchen offers high end appliances, custom cabinetry, a huge center island and a walk-in pantry. The two-story family room has a stunning detailed fireplace and wet bar. There are four bedrooms, and the master suite offers volume ceilings, a sitting area with a balcony and water views. There is a deluxe master bath with a stellar walkin shower, a Jacuzzi style bath and heated floors. The finished lower level is perfect for entertaining. The home also comes with a custom bar, gaming area, craft room, radiant heat and a utility room with a separate staircase leading to the garage. There is a stunning brick paver patio with fireplace in back yard and a huge heated garage with an extra deep third bay. The extra buildable lot is also available. Asking Price: $789,900 Listing Agent: Sandy Criscione, CRIS Realty. For more information and to schedule a private viewing today, please call (815) 370-3532. To list a home as Home of the Week, contact t.weber@22ndcenturymedia. com. Jan. 23 • 22413 Blarney Road, Frankfort, 60423-7850 — Flaherty Builders Incorporated To James A Walton, Jannifer L Walton, $471,500 Jan. 24 • 10703 Nebraska St., Frankfort, 60423-2309 — Us Bank Na Trustee To Matthew Quigley, Lindsay Quigley, $367,500 Jan. 25 • 10531 Brookridge Creek Drive, Frankfort, 60423-8090 — Harrison Trust to Mary Ann Rose, $220,000 • 20164 S Fairwood Court, Frankfort, 60423- 6993 — Christopher Thomas Dempsey to Kyle Hartung, $110,000 • 8499 Dungarvan Road, Frankfort, 60423-9358 — Flaherty Builders Incorp to Pawel Perkowski, $440,000 • 9210 Gulfstream Road A & B, Frankfort, 60423-2567 — Alpha Epsilon Llc to Michael D Burdick, Sarah W Burdick, $193,500 The Going Rate is provided by Record Information Services Inc. For more information, visit www.public-record.com or call (630) 557-1000.
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SELL It! in the CLASSIFIEDS 708.326.9170 in the CLASSIFIEDS 708.326.9170 2701 Property for Sale SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE of 22772 Sun River Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423 (Single Family, Detached). On the 8th day ofMarch, 2018 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: Capital One, N.A., assuccessor by merger toING Bank, FSB Plaintiff V. Raymond J. Gorny; Jeannine M. Gorny; ING Bank, FSB; Coquille Pointe Homeowners Association, an Illinois not-for-profit Corporation; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimaints, Defendant. Case No. 16CH 1063 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. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is acondomin- ium, 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 bysubdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is asurplus following application ofthe 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: Randall S. Miller & Associates 120 N. LaSalle Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 P: 1-312-239-3432 F: 1-312-284-4820 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE of 19505 S. Skye Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423 (Single Family Home). Onthe 22nd day ofMarch, 2018 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: Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, asTrustee of Stanwich Mortgage Loan Trust A,Plaintiff V.Helen Radvansky a/k/a Helen Davila, etal Defendant. Case No. 16 ch 1973 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. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will County. 2701 Property for Sale In the event the property is acondomin- ium, 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 bysubdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is asurplus following application ofthe 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: Aldridge Pite, LLP Two Northfield Plaza Suite 201 Northfield, IL 60093 P: 1-224-216-2826 F: PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE of 7722 West Ivy Court, Frankfort, IL 60423 (CONDOMINIUM). Onthe 15th day ofMarch, 2018 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: Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff V.ZO- RANA HAMILTON A/K/A ZORANA M. HAMILTON; COURT HOMES OF FRANKFORT SQUARE CONDOMIN- IUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1; Defendant. Case No. 17CH 0413 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. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is acondomin- ium, 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 bysubdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is asurplus following application ofthe 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: SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO- CIATES, LLC. 2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301 2701 Property for Sale Bannockburn, Illinois 60015 P: 847-770-4348 F: 847-291-3434 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 2702 Public Notices Certificate No. 32047 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will onJanuary 31, 2018 wherein the business firm ofMBaylor Designs located at 820 Stuart Cir, Frankfort, IL 60423 is registered and acertificate notice setting forth the following: Morgan Baylor, 820 Stuart Cir, Frankfort, IL 60423 575-644-3708 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 31st day of January, 2018 Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk 2703 Legal Notices PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Capital One, N.A., as successor by merger to ING Bank, FSB Plaintiff, vs. Raymond J. Gorny; Jeannine M. Gorny; ING Bank, FSB; Coquille Pointe Homeowners Association, an Illinois not-for-profit Corporation; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimaints, Defendant. No. 16 CH 1063 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public notice ishereby given that pursuant toajudgment entered in the above cause on the 30th day of June, 2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 8th day of March, 2018 ,commencing at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction tothe highest and best bidder orbidders the following-described real estate: Lot 4in Coquille Pointe Unit 1, asubdivision of part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 31, Township 35 North, Range 12, East ofthe Third Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof recorded September 10, 1997 as Document number R97-78048 inthe Village ofFrankfort, all in Will County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 22772 Sun River Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423 Description of Improvements: Single Family, Detached P.I.N.: 19-09-31-302-017-0000 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale 2703 Legal Notices 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 inand to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is acondomin- ium, 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 bysubdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is asurplus following application ofthe 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 CON- TACT: Randall S. Miller & Associates 120 N. LaSalle Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 P: 1-312-239-3432 F: 1-312-284-4820 Plaintiff's Attorney MIKE KELLEY Sheriff of Will County PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as Trustee of Stanwich Mortgage Loan Trust A, Plaintiff, vs. Helen Radvansky a/k/a Helen Davila, etal Defendant. No. 16 ch 1973 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public notice ishereby given that pursuant toajudgment entered in the above cause on the 25th day of October, 2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 22nd day ofMarch, 2018 ,commencing at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction tothe highest and best bidder orbidders the following-described real estate: LOT 109 IN HIGHLANDS OF FRANKFORT UNIT 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, SOUTH OF THE INDIAN BOUND- ARY LINE, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST OF TH THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORD- ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE- CORDED OCTOBER 26, 1987 AS DOCUMENT NO. R87-59113 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1988 AS DOCUMENT NO. R88-44526, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 19505 S. Skye Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423 Description of Improvements:
frankfortstation.com classifieds the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 41 2703 Legal Notices Single Family Home P.I.N.: 19-09-12-412-024-0000 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is acondomin- ium, 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 by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is asurplus following application ofthe 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 CON- TACT: Aldridge Pite, LLP Two Northfield Plaza Suite 201 Northfield, IL 60093 P: 1-224-216-2826 F: Plaintiff's Attorney MIKE KELLEY Sheriff of Will County PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. ZORANA HAMILTON A/K/A ZO- RANA M. HAMILTON; COURT HOMES OFFRANKFORT SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1; Defendant. No. 17 CH 0413 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public notice ishereby given that pursuant toajudgment entered in the above cause on the 12th day of December, 2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 15th day of March, 2018 ,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: UNIT NO. 59, AS DELINEATED ON THE CONDOMINIUM SURVEY OF PART OF LOTS IN THE COURT HOMES OFFRANKFORT SQUARE UNIT 2,BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OFTHE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC- CORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 19, 1971, AS DOCUMENT NO. R71-25719; PART 2703 Legal Notices OF LOTS IN THE COURT HOMES OF FRANKFORT SQUARE UNIT 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFSEC- TION 13,TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORD- ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE- CORDED MAY 30, 1972, AS DOCU- MENT NO. R72-14286; PART OF LOTS IN THE TOWNHOMES OF FRANKFORT SQUARE UNIT 1, BE- ING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OFTHE NORTH- WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWN- SHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID- IAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 1971, AS DOCUMENT NO. R71-23641, AND PART OFLOT 1IN THE COURT HOMES OF FRANK- FORT SQUARE UNIT NO. 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OFTHE SOUTH 1/2 OFTHE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC- CORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 1971, AS DOCUMENT NO. R71-23642; WHICH CONDOMINIUM SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDO- MINIUM OWNERSHIP MADE BY HOFFMAN ROSNER CORPORA- TION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. R72-2236, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME; TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE IN- TEREST IN THE COMMON ELE- MENTS, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLI- NOIS. Commonly known as: 7722 West Ivy Court, Frankfort, IL 60423 Description of Improvements: CONDOMINIUM P.I.N.: 19-09-13-114-011-0000 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is acondomin- ium, 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 by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is asurplus following application ofthe 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. 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frankfortstation.com sports the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 43 Athlete of the Week 10 Questions with Devin O'Rourke Devin O'Rourke is a senior on the Lincoln- Way East wrestling team. How did you start wrestling and how long have you been involved with the sport? I first started wrestling, going to wrestling practice, when I was four years old. What do you most enjoy about the sport? The competition that comes with it, just competing one on one with someone is a lot of fun. What was it like going to state this year? It was my first time going to state, first time participating, so it was really cool to take part in that. It's something that I've kind of looked forward to since I first went down there in eighth grade just to watch. So it was really cool, my last year, to get to go to it. What are your biggest strengths as a wrestler? Probably just technique, I guess. What advice would you give to someone starting out wrestling for the first time? I would say you can't get down on yourself. It's going to be rough at the beginning but you've just got to power through it. How do you typically prepare for a big meet? Try not to put that much pressure on myself, because it is just wrestling ... I just go out there and wrestle best I can. What are you most looking forward to about heading off to college this fall? Just a new experience, going off to college, and being able to play football again is going to be awesome. 22nd century media file photo Do you have a role model? I think my favorite NFL player, who would probably be J.J. Watt. Looking back at this season, what accomplishment are you the most proud of? I would say taking fifth place in wrestling and finishing off my wrestling career. I think just wrestling over the 14 years is probably the hardest thing I've ever done. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you want to go and why? Australia, just 'cause it looks cool there. Interview by Editor Nuria Mathog THE GRANITE &MARBLE DEPOT Cabinets •Granite •Marble •Tile •Custom Showers •Fireplaces Stop by and view morethan 200 samples! We havemorethan 350 full slabs of natural stone and quartz and thousands of remnants in our indoor showroom. Stateofart precision equipment for a custom fit. Starting at: GRANITE $ 35 $ sqft 39 sqft (while supplies last, see an associate for details. Restrictions apply. Valid thru FREEestimates and design ideas by our experienced on staff interior designers FREE 16 Gauge Undermount Stainless Steel Sinks and 15 Year Sealer * 10 Colors 5Colors FREE removal of your existing laminatecountertops * TheGranite &MarbleDepot *Min. Purchase of 45 sq.ft. of Countertops. Restrictions Apply- See Store for Details Valid thru 4/7/18 OR QUARTZ 4/7/18 19636 97th Ave. ~Suite 1•Mokena Showroom Hours M-F8am-5pm•Sat.9am-1pm•SundayClosed INC. A RATING 708-479-7770•mygranite.com
44 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station sports frankfortstation.com Retired Lincoln-Way East Athletic Director to be inducted into IADA Hall of Fame Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 On the evening of May 5, 2018, former Lincoln-Way East Athletic Director David Brost will be inducted into the Illinois Athletic Directors Association (IADA) Hall of Fame. The banquet will be held in Peoria, Illinois at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel at 6 p.m. Brost is one of just five Athletic Directors in the state to receive this prestigious honor. After spending six years as the Athletic Director at his alma mater of Reavis High School, Brost began his 13- year career with District 210 in 1999. At the time, students at Lincoln-Way High School spanned across two campuses. With a growing student population, in 2001, the two campuses became separate high schools: Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East. Although the Griffins did not house a senior class their first year, under Brost’s leadership, the Lincoln-Way East girls softball team won the State Championship. Three short years later, the Griffin Football Team earned their first State Championship. While his record of winning teams is impressive, many would argue that Brost’s leadership within the community outshines his teams’ victories. While at Lincoln-Way East, Brost established many recognition programs for athletes, This Week In... Griffins Varsity Athletics Boys basketball ■March ■ 6 – at IHSA Sectionals, TBA Former Lincoln-Way East Athletic Director David Brost will be inducted into the Illinois Athletic Directors Association (IADA) Hall of Fame on May 5. Photo submitted “superfans,” community members and staff members. Maintenance crew, coaches and administrative members were frequently recognized for their contributions and support of Griffin athletics. “Fall, winter, and spring awards nights were my favorite of the year,” says Brost. Although he retired in 2012, he clearly left his mark on both students and staff. Unbeknownst to Brost, in the fall of 2017, Lincoln- Way Central Athletic Director Matthew Lyke nominated Brost to the IADA Hall of Fame. On Jan. 29, 2018, Brost was notified of his upcoming induction by the IADA Executive Committee. Though his career is impressive, Brost still credits others with his success. “Being inducted into the Girls track and field ■March ■ 1 – at North Central College Classic, 4:45 p.m. ■March ■ 5 – at Downers IADA Hall of Fame is mainly because of the people I worked with at Reavis and Lincoln-Way East,” he said. “Although I’m truly honored to receive this award, I know it’s definitely ‘not about Dave,’ but it was a team effort from the coaches, the secretaries, the maintenance people to administration and staff, the community members and, of course, the students.” Although his children graduated from District 210 before his career at East, Brost still lives in the Lincoln-Way area and regularly follows the success of the Griffins. “And as you can see Lincoln-Way East keeps rolling on,” he said. “They keep having success in all areas. Go East, Go Griffins, Go Blue!” Grove Invitational, 6:30 p.m. Boys track and field ■March ■ 2 – at Homewood- Flossmoore Invite, TBA The third-grade Lincoln-Way Xplosion travel basketball team (left to right, top to bottom): assistant coach Ryan Harper, head coach Greg Westerberg, assistant coach Tim Stauffacher, Zack Kuk, Drew Harper, Cooper Johnson, Aaron Stauffacher, Aidan Bach, Drew Martin, Evan Riiff, Zach Westerberg, Bronson Bates and Jack Merlo. Photo submitted Xplosion wraps up great season Submitted by Lincoln-Way Xplosion The third-grade boys Lincoln-Way Xplosion travel basketball team has had an outstanding season. As of Feb. 20, the team’s record was 21-7 overall and the team was undefeated 17-0 versus all other third-grade teams. The team has won two championships out of four tournaments and was also the first-place champions of the Boys basketball LWE 63, Stagg 47 Brandon Petkoff hit five three-pointers in the third quarter and the Griffins went on to steamroll Stagg 63-47 at the Feb. 16 game. Frankfort ROMA tournament in November. The boys had two second-place finishes at ROMA in December and Joy of the Game in Deerfield, losing to two very highly ranked fourth-grade teams. Bronson Bates and Zach Westerberg have been the leading scorers for the team this year each with more than 125 points on the season. Evan Riiff, Zach Westerberg, Aaron Stauffacher, Drew Martin and Bronson high school highlights The rest of the week in high school sports LWE 63, Sandburg 56 Sam Shafer netted 21 points Feb. 22 in the Griffins’ 21st victory of the year, a school record. Girls basketball Bates have all earned MVP badges in our SUPREME COURTS, Aurora League. The team finished up the season at its annual fundraiser Xplosion shootout on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Lincoln- Way Central. The boys have worked extremely hard on their fundamentals and skills throughout the entire season. It has been very rewarding to see the rapid growth of all the players on the team. LWE 44, Marian Catholic 40 Lauren Hunter scored 16 points at the Feb. 19 game. High School Highlights is compiled by Editor Nuria Mathog, firstname.lastname@example.org
frankfortstation.com sports the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 45 Providence defeats Neuqua Valley in first round of playoffs RANDY WHALEN Freelance Reporter The Providence hockey team gets a second chance to finish first. The Celtics scored early and often and went onto a 6-2 victory over Neuqua Valley in a first round Blackhawk Cup Tournament game on Friday, Feb. 23 at Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park. After making a disappointing early exit in the Catholic League/Kennedy Cup playoffs in late January, the Celtics (25-16-7) get another opportunity. That's because the Blackhawk Cup is the Illinois State Tournament. Providence has been to the title game of the Blackhawk Cup the past two seasons, but lost both times. To win it this time would be even more satisfying, given the Celtics, who had won the last two Kennedy Cups, had a first round exit from those playoffs. "It's kind of a reset button for us," Providence coach Nick Iaciancio said of the Blackhawk Cup playoffs. "It wasn't the way we expected to go out [of the Catholic League playoffs]. But we took a week off and forgot about it. it looked like we regained some form [against Neuqua Valley]. "For us it's not about physical talent, it's about making the right mental decisions. Hopefully we learned from our mistakes. I told the team that we only have to win three more games and we'd be back at the United Center." Providence scored two goals in the first quarter against Neuqua Valley (12- 33). Junior forward Colin Ries scored first for the Celtics off an assist by sophomore forward Tom Davis midway through the first period. Dylan Gorski added a goal off an assist by fellow senior forward Jack McConnell with 2:28 left in the period. Gorski added a rebound goal off a shot by senior defenseman Ryan Kaup with 11:04 to play in the second period. Just 42 seconds later senior forward Cam Cutler made it 4-0 off an another assist by McConnell. The Wildcats tried to rally by tallying a goal with 8:32 left in the second period by Tim Guaglirardo off an assist by Ben Granato. It was still 4-1 at the end of the second period, But Neuqua Valley scored again 4:24 into the final 17 minute period to cut the lead in half as Granato slapped one home. Kameron Bustos settled back in after that, however. The freshman goalkeeper made 19 saves and had a great defense in front of him. The Celtics had great puck possession as they outshot Neuqua Valley 49-21. "We rotated games in the regular season, but I've been in goal all the way through the playoffs," said Bustos, who lives in Orland Hills. "It's a big change from junior hockey to high school. There's kids here four years older than me. There's always pressure, but in the end you just have to focus. "We really practiced hard [the previous week]. Now we want to keep going hard and make a run." The Celtics clinched the victory as sophomore defenseman Tom Zschach tipped in a goal off an dual assist from Kaup and McConnell with 9:49 to play. Three and a half minutes later McConnell got in on the act as he scored the final goal of the evening on an unassisted play. "They had a couple of goals so we had to build the momentum back," said Mc- Connell, who lives in Mokena. "Anything can happen, Celtics hockey player Colin Ries takes the ice during Providence's playoff game against Neuqua Valley on Friday, Feb. 23 at Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media so we had to focus and keep them down." The season did not end for Neuqua Valley, however. It actually played another local team - The Sandburg Eagles Hockey Club, on Sunday, Feb. 25 in an IL West semifinal playoff game at the Canlan Ice Arena in Romeoville. As of Feb. 24, the next game time and opponent wasn't immediately set for the Celtics. Whoever and wherever it will be, they will be ready. "Now we've got some momentum back," McConnell said. "We've just got to keep our heads clear. Everyone doubts us, but we have people who can step up. It's a great experience [getting to the Blackhawk Cup Final at the United Center]. We lost the last two years, but the third time's a charm. We want to go out on top." Providence athlete Brody Brenczewski keeps an eye on the puck during the team's game against Neuqua Valley, which the Celtics won 6-2.
46 | March 1, 2018 | The frankfort station sports frankfortstation.com LWE’s Wyma, Lockport’s O’Connor finish Top 10 Erin Redmond Freelance Reporter What a difference a year can make. Despite qualifying for state as a sophomore, the trip was short-lived for Lockport’s Jack O’Connor, as he failed to advance beyond Day 1. But he was far from one and done this time around. The Porters’ swimmer earned his highest finish at state of his high school career, taking 10th in the 200- yard individual medley at the IHSA State Finals Saturday, Feb. 24, in Evanston. “The swim itself felt pretty good,” O’Connor said. “I still feel like there are improvements to make, but I’m definitely happy with the end result and the time and the place. It was good.” Lincoln-Way East’s Bryce Wyma also notched a Top 10 finish, taking 10th in the 50-yard freestyle event in a time of 21.44. His teammate, Kellen Bachler, missed the cut and finished 50th in the preliminary swim on Friday (22.67). “Bryce finishing in the Top 10 is incredible,” Griffins coach Steve Anderson said. “...Mason [Rhode] and Bryce are ready to be competing at that top tier, and next year rather than tapering for the sectional meet, I think they’re both looking to make the state meet their main event. I think Bryce is really looking to move into that champion group [Top 6] in the 50 [freestyle].” O’Connor, the lone Lockport swimmer to qualify for the state tournament, swam a 1:53.82 to claim his Top 10 finish. “He got back for Day 2 [this year] and did really well,” Lockport coach Jason East's Bryce Wyma swims in the 100-yard backstroke event. Ozbolt said. “He went faster than he did yesterday, and it was good. It was a good way to end the season.” The Porter locked up his spot in the finals with by taking 11th in the preliminaries. A year’s worth of experience and growth, he said, made all this difference this time. “I feel like last year — I don’t know if I would’ve admitted it last year — I was pretty nervous going in,” O’Connor said. “I just wasn’t used to the whole atmosphere of the stands being packed at state meets. Being used to that this year was a big difference maker; I could focus a lot better on my race.” Lincoln-Way East’s Mason Rhode also qualified for the 200 IM, but he was unable to advance, as he finished 21st (1:56.29). Rhode also swam in the 100-yard butterfly but finished 26th on Day 1 (51.66). “Mason Rhode made the state cut in both his individual events, which tells me that next year, he’s going to have a really good state meet,” Anderson said. O’Connor and Wyma both qualified for state in the 100- yard backstroke. O’Connor missed the cut for the finals, however, after finishing 20th in the prelims (52.30). Wyma was right on his heels, taking 24th (52.72). Lockport was also represented at state by divers Wrigley Fields and Logan Morgan. The latter didn’t advance out of the preliminary dive, finishing 42nd with a score of 162.05. Fields, on the other hand, reached the semifinals and finished 14th — just missing the cut for the finals, as only the Top 12 divers advance. The junior accumulated 309.85 points for his dives at state. “The divers did well,” Ozbolt said. “They improved from their showing from last year, so it was a good way to close out the season.” Lincoln-Way East sent two relay teams to the state meet, but both were unable to reach the finals. The Griffins’ 200-yard medley relay — composed of Wyma, Dante Smith, Rhode and Kellen Bachler — qualified for state, but they were unable to reach Day 2, taking 18th in the preliminary swim with a time of 1:36.73. “Our medley was the second fastest it had been all season,” Anderson said. “And in the 400, same story; they were the second fastest they had been all season. … East's Dante Smith swims in the 100-yard breaststroke event on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the IHSA State Finals in Evanston. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media Griffins swimmer Mason Rhode swims the breaststroke portion of the 200-yard individual medley. [The state meet] was exactly what I had hoped for. At the beginning of the season, we were hoping to get seven to eight guys down, we were hoping to get three relays, which unfortunately we didn’t do. But it makes for a really fun meet, and it really does help the boys keep the energy up.” Smith also qualified individually in the 100-yard breaststroke, but he took 44th in the prelims (1:01.02), leaving him unable to reach Day 2. Wyma, Rhode, Colin Brady and Trevor Horn represented the Griffins in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team took 24th in the prelims with a time of 3:15.88. Ozbolt is hoping the results from state trickle down and inspire his young team to qualify even more Porters for the state meet next season. “We have a lot new, young freshman,” he said. “Our conversation has been with them that they have to step up. If they want to see the same success, it’s in their hands to put in the hard work now, and it’ll pay off later.”
frankfortstation.com sports the frankfort station | March 1, 2018 | 47 fastbreak Girls basketball LW East record-setting season ends at sectional final 1st-and-3 Photo submitted Three things to know about the IHSA state swimming finals 1. Bryce Wyma, a member of Lincoln-Way East's boys swimming team, finished in 10th place in the 50-yard freestyle event with a time of 21.44. 2. Mason Rhode, Wyma, Colin Brady and Trevor Horn swam for the Griffins in the 400- yard freestyle relay and took 24th in the preliminaries with a time of 3:15.88. 3. Dante Smith, Wyma, Rhode and Kellen Bachler, the Griffins' 200-yard medley relay team, took 18th place in the preliminary swim with a time of 1:36.73. RANDY WHALEN Freelance Reporter All good things must come to an end. Even the best season in Lincoln-Way East girls basketball history and the longtime coaching career of Jim Martin. The top seeded Griffins saw their season end last week under an onslaught by Mother McAuley. Bolstered by their large, loud crowd, the host Mighty Macs scored early and often and raced to a 67-43 victory over East in the title game of the Class 4A Mother McAuley Sectional. It was the school’s first sectional title since 2003, but 11th in their history for the third seeded Mighty Macs (26-7). Tara O’Malley (19 points, 6 rebounds), Jenna Badali (18 points, 6 rebounds), Grace Hynes (16 points,10 rebounds) and junior guard Nikki Murphy (9 assists) led McAuley, which moved on to play Edwardsville (29-0), a 48-44 overtime victor over Rock Island, on Monday, Feb. 26 at the Illinois Wesleyan Supersectional. It was the third straight year the two teams met in the postseason. The Griffins won a regional title match on the same court by the score of 44-37 in overtime in 2016. McAuley turned the tables and won 52- 33 last February in the title game of the Stagg Regional. East (28-5) set a school record for most wins in a season, but couldn’t get over that sectional hump, having never won one. It lost in the sectional title game for the third time in its history. Not only was it the final game of the season, but it was the final game for Griffin coach Martin, who coached one season at Lincoln-Way and then moved to East when the school opened for the 2001-02 season. He’s retiring at the end of this school year. In 17 total seasons at East, Martin had a career mark of 341-153. That included 14 winning seasons, 10 seasons of 20 or more victories, and nine regional titles. “I’m so happy to be part of coach Martin’s last year,” East senior guard Carolyn Waleski said. “We set a school record for wins and were the No. 1 seed in the sectional for the first time in East history. I’m super happy to be part of that. I’ll miss everyone.” Waleski, who played her first two seasons at Lincoln- Way North, before moving onto East after North closed in 2016, will attend the University of Illinois as a preferred walk-on. She led the Griffins in the sectional title game with 10 points. But she picked up her last three fouls in less than three minutes, the fifth and final one coming with 7:49 to play in the game. “I get so riled up with adrenaline. That can end up hurting me and get me into foul trouble,” Waleski said. Hynes was the beneficiary “My first year as a boys coach [in the 1991-92 season at Oak Lawn] I was 0-25, I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m a little smarter now, and a little older, and to go out with the most wins we’ve ever done is nice. It’s because of our kids and I can’t thank them enough.” - Jim Martin, Lincoln-Way East girls basketball coach of Waleski’s final foul as the junior forward converted an old-fashioned 3-point play off of it. That put McAuley up 50-33. Leading 55-35, the Mighty Macs ended any hopes of an amazing East comeback by going on a 13-0 run. O’Malley, a senior guard, started the spurt with a driving layup and ended it on a pair of free throws for a 63-35 advantage with 3:43 to play in the game. The excitement for the Mighty Macs started early. East had leads of 2-0 and then 5-3 on a 3-pointer by senior guard Delani Grayer (7 points). But McAuley exploded for a 13-0 run from there as Hynes hammered seven points in the burst. The Mighty Macs led 18-7 after one quarter and then 21-9 early in the second quarter on a a 3-pointer by Badali, who is a senior guard. Down 23-11, the Griffins got back in the game as senior guard Cambrii Alexander (6 points) came off the bench to provide a spark with six quick points to trim the lead to six; however, East missed a pair of free throws with 2:29 left in the half that would have cut the deficit to four points. McAuley then went on another burst and led 32-19 at halftime. “We started out in our 3-2 zone, trying to get out on their guards,” Martin said of his team trying to defend the Mighty Macs. “But they got out and hit shots in transition and we just lost them. We can’t give up 67. I was hoping for a 43-40 game. “McAuley outplayed us. I wish them the best of luck. I think they have a good chance to go and beat some teams.” Still, Martin was fired up when the Griffins opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run, capped by a Waleski 3-pointer, to pull back within 32-25 with 5:41 to play in the third. That forced McAuley to take a time out, but Badali scored seven straight points out of it as the Mighty Macs jetted back ahead 39-25. East never got closer than 12 the rest of the quarter as McAuley led 47-33 after three. “It definitely shut down our shooters,” Waleski said of McAuley’s packed in defense. “It gave us a lot of good opportunities to drive to the basket, but we didn’t finish on a lot of them. They hit their shots lights out, so hats off to them for that.” Senior forward Lauren Hunter added six points for East, but was held scoreless in the second half. Junior guard Kaley Sheehan came off the bench to add six points for the Griffins, who also graduate senior Amanda Logan. Despite the loss, Martin certainly finished his coaching career on a high note and the Griffins had a season to remember. “My first year as a boys coach [in the 1991-92 season at Oak Lawn] I was 0-25,” Martin said. “I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m a little smarter now, and a little older, and to go out with the most wins we’ve ever done is nice. It’s because of our kids and I can’t thank them enough.” Listen Up "Our medley was the second fastest it had been all season. And in the 400, same story; they were the second fastest they had been all season. … [The state meet] was exactly what I had hoped for." Steve Anderson — Lincoln-Way East boys swim coach What 2 Watch Boys track and field At Homewood-Floosmoor Invite, Friday, March 2, TBA • The Griffins boys track and field team takes on area teams during its second varsity meet of the season. Index 44 — This Week In... 43 — Athlete of the Week FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor Nuria Mathog, nuria@ frankfortstation.com.
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