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Village Board

welcomes three new

trustees, Page 3

Family time

Parents and children

bond at

Mother/Son Bowling

Night, Page 4

Families explore area

resources at LWSRA

Disability Fair, Page 5

Diving into

a good time

Summer Fun Guide

offers readers plenty

of activities while the

weather’s just right,


Lemont resident Isabell Merrion looks at the display at the Holistic Riding Equestrian

Therapy booth on Saturday, May 11, at the Lincolnway Special Recreation

Association’s second annual Disability Fair. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media








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It’s a Teen Book Club (Gr.


6-7 p.m. May 16, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. Teens discuss

their monthly reads, be

it something awesome

or something lame. This

month’s selection is “Broken

Things” by Lauren Oliver.

Community Garden

7 p.m. May 16, Frankfort

United Methodist Church,

215 Linden Drive in Frankfort.

Join Frankfort United

Methodist Church to meet

about purchasing a garden

plot. The sites will be onsite,

and the church will be

reviewing sizes, costs and

rules of the road for this exciting



Library closure

All day May 17, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. The library is

closed for staff inservice.

Hickory Creek Middle School

Spring Musical

7 p.m. May 17; 2 p.m.

and 7 p.m. Saturday, May

18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May

19, Hickory Creek Middle

School, 22150 W. 116th

Ave., Frankfort. Hickory

Creek students will perform

their version of “Beauty

and the Beast.” The show

will be presented by the

Hickory Creek Middle

School choral department

and directed by teacher

Leslie Walton with Cynthia

Corso Heath as the assistant

director. This production

will mark the school’s

23rd musical. Tickets are $6

each and can be purchased

at the door or in advance by

emailing Cori at corimcho


Marriage Night

7-10 p.m. May 17, Hickory

Creek Church, 10660 W.

Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.

Hickory Creek Church

is registered as a host site

for the first-ever Marriage

Night simulcast event presented

by RightNow Media.

Marriage Night is a onenight

event for married, engaged

and dating couples to

laugh and learn as they hear

from marriage experts and

discover how to honor God

through their relationship.

Tickets are available for

$15 per person. Register at


Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Mental Health First Aid

Training Part 2

9 a.m.-noon May 18,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Just as

CPR helps you assist an

individual having a heart

attack, Mental Health First

Aid helps you assist someone

experiencing a mental

health or substance use-related

crisis. This is the second

in two sessions, and you

must complete both session

to receive your certification.

You cannot attend this event

if you did not attend the first


Sew a Zip-Away Shopping


9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

May 18, Frankfort Public

Library District, 21119 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

Learn how to sew a small

shopping bag that zips into

itself with sewing instructor

Barb Bakun. This project

involves learning to sew a

zipper. Please note: Frankfort

Library card holders

have priority registration.

Non-FPLD patrons may

register one week prior to

each session.




Spring Walk of Hope

8 a.m. May 19, Commissioners

Park, 22108 S. 80th

Ave., Frankfort. To register,

visit www.cancersupportcenter.org

or call (708) 798-

9171. The cost is $30 for

individuals 15 years old and

up and $15 for children 5-14

years old. Children under 5

years old can participate for

free. The individual registration

fee will be raised $10

after May 13.

Tabletop Board Gaming

2-4 p.m. May 19, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. Join us on the

third Sunday of the month

for an afternoon of fun and

games. May’s theme will

be Superheroes. We will

have an assortment of board

games to choose from, or

bring your favorite to share.

This event is open to teens

and adults of all playing levels.

Registration is encouraged

but not required and

drop-ins are welcome.


Story Time at Panera Bread

9:30-10 a.m. May 20,

Panera Bread, 11069 Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort.

Spring stories this month at

Panera bread. We will have

songs, finger plays, and an

easy craft and end with complimentary

milk and cookie.

Register online or call the

library at (815) 534-6178

to sign up. Panera Bread is

located at 11069 Lincoln

Highway in Frankfort.


Tuesday with Friends

1-2 p.m. May 21, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. Join us on Tuesday

afternoons to discuss

an eclectic selection of fiction,

biography, mystery

and nonfiction. This month

we will discuss “The Future

Home of the Living

God” by Louise Erdrich, a

chilling dystopian thriller

about the plight of a young

woman fighting for her life

and her unborn child against

oppressive forces that manifest

in the wake of a governmental

shift and societal



Finals Study Space

3-8:30 p.m. May 22

through Thursday, May 23,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Additional

space in the Library’s Meeting

Room B will be opened

to students needing tables

for group study. Covered

beverages and small packaged

snack food items will

be permitted.

Open House Tour

5-7 p.m. May 22, various

locations in Frankfort.

Guided tours will be available

every 10 minutes at

these locations: Village Administration

Building, 432

W. Nebraska Street; Frankfort

Police Department,

20602 Lincoln-Way Lane;


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Veteran’s Day Memorial


9:30 a.m. May 22, Latko

Wealth Management Office,

45 E. Colorado Ave.,

Frankort. Please join Latko

Wealth Management on this

very special occasion as a

new memorial is dedicated

at the office. The business

will be honoring John J.

Latko, a Pearl Harbor survivor,

who was stationed on

the U.S.S. West Virginia on

Dec. 7, 1941. Veterans and

active servicemembers who

have served the country will

also be honored.

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Frankfort Village Board

Funding approved for final

phase of wastewater project

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An loan agreement approved

by the Frankfort

Village Board of Trustees

on May 6 will provide

funding for the last phase

of the Village’s wastewater

treatment project,

which is expected to cost

millions of dollars less

than the original cost estimate.

The project, which

involves consolidating

Frankfort’s wastewater

treatment plants into a

single plant, is funded by

money borrowed from the

Illinois Environmental

Protection Agency. The

latest loan, is for about

$7 million, Trustee Dick

Trevarthan said.

“The great part about

this is 1.8 percent interest

the IEPA charged us,”

Trevarthan said. “Believe

it or not, guys, we saved

$5 million. We got it done

for $5 million less, which

was great.”

Frankfort Mayor Jim

Holland said he wanted

the public to be aware

that the Village had “consistently

said” the project

would cost about $60 million,

but it was now expected

to come in at about

$55 million.

“We congratulate our

staff and all of the workers,

all of the people who

made this thing work, for

less than was expected,”

Holland said. “And it also

meant that we had planned

to have a final increase in

the wastewater rates to

our public, and that final

increase we don’t have to

do, so that’s good news on

that front too.”

Round it Up

A brief recap of other items discussed at the May 6

Frankfort Village Board of Trustees meeting

• A corner side yard setback variance was

approved for a property at 136 S. Maple St.

• The Board approved a special use permit for

the Frankfort Circus Center, located at 700 Center

Road. The indoor circus arts training facility will

offer group classes and individual training in acts

such as juggling, hula hoops and aerial skills.

• Trustees approved a special use modification for

the expansion of an outdoor storage area at Timber

View RV, located at 21700 S. La Grange Road.

• Trustees approved committee and commission

appointments for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

• The Board voted to declare May 2019 as

Motorcycle Awareness Month.

• Frankfort Police Chief John Burica gave an

update on a grant from the Illinois Department of

Transportation that paid for overtime for officers

to identify instances of distracted driving in April.

Out of 124 stops, officers issued 69 tickets for

distracted driving.

New trustees take office

At the beginning of

the meeting, Frankfort’s

three newest trustees were

sworn into office and took

their seats on the Village


Adam Borrelli, the former

Frankfort Village

Clerk, and former Frankfort

plan commissioners

Margaret Farina and

Jessica Petrow replaced

outgoing board members

Mike Stevens, Bob Kennedy

and Cindy Heath after

winning the top three

seats in a four-candidate

race in April.

The new trustees

thanked residents for voting

them into office and

said they would take the

opportunity to serve the

community seriously.

“I’m really fortunate

that we are blessed with

a top-notch staff, really

second to none, and so

our jobs are slightly easier

than some that come in,

and we have a fantastic

Board, and I’m looking

forward to working with

you all as well,” Borrelli

said, adding he encouraged

residents to apply for

the vacant Village clerk


Petrow said she appreciated

all of the support

her friends and family had

given her.

“It has been a warm

welcome from the Village

of Frankfort, from all of

the staff, the mayor, the

outgoing trustees,” she

said “It is a pleasure to be

serving with everyone on

the Board.”


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Throwing strikes for mom

Mothers, sons bowl

at Frankfort Park

District event

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Flashing lights and neon

bowling balls: What a way

for a mother to spend date

night with her son. On Friday,

May 3, the Frankfort

Park District held a night

of bowling at Thunderbowl

for mothers and their


“This is the seventh

year we’ve hosted this”

said Cali DeBella, special

events coordinator for the

Frankfort Park District.

“We do daddy daughter

dance so we thought we

would do something different

for mothers and

their sons. Every year this

event gets bigger.”

About 60 people participated

in the event. Besides

bowling, pizza was served

and moms brought home a


“We always hold this

event a week or so before

Mother’s Day so that

moms can have an evening

with their sons,” DeBella

said. “A few of the moms

and sons have been attending

since the beginning,

so it’s fun to watch them



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Thunderbowl in Mokena. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

grow through the years.”

Jennifer Hayward of

Mokena brought her son

Ben. It was their third year

taking part in the event.

“We have a great time

hanging out together,” Jennifer

said. “It’s become a

tradition because we come

with the same neighbors

and friends. This is equivalent

to the daddy daughter

dance to take a special

night out. It’s important to

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Tina Kohler from Frankfort

said she was excited to

spend time with her 9-year

old son Kevin.

“We’ve been coming

for about five years,”

Tina said. “It’s a lot of

fun to bowl with my son

and to get together with

friends who bring their

sons, as well. My son is

the youngest of three.

He has two older sisters.

They get a lot of attention

during their activities.

I think it’s important

for moms to go out and

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keep their sons close are

setting them up for success

later in life, both in

personal relationships and

at work. Because mothers

work to teach their

sons emotional intelligence

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the days they urge their

screaming toddler to ‘use

your words’ to when they

won’t accept their teenage

son’s grunts as a reasonable

response) their sons

grow up with the communication

skills that they

need to navigate adulthood.”

As mom’s gave high

fives to their sons after a

game, Jacquelyn Vondrak

from Frankfort was excited

to talk about celebrating

her son’s birthday for the


“We’re celebrating Samuel’s

birthday today. He

turned 9,” Vondrak said.

“When you have more

than one kid, spending individual

time with one is

rare but totally awesome.

It’s important to spend

one-on-one time with all

your kids. It’s not only

needed, it’s special.”

DeBella added the

Frankfort Park District

will be holding a mother

son dance Sept. 27. For

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Disability Fair helps residents

learn about inclusive services




Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Repporter

Everything from equestrian

therapy to financial

advice to camp options

for individuals with special

needs was found at the

Lincolnway Special Recreation

Association’s 2019

Disability Fair.

The May 11 expo – held

onsite at LWSRA – featured

vendors sharing information

about services

available to parents, teachers

and individuals with

disabilities. Four presentations

further educated

attendees on disability

services available in the

Lincoln-Way area.

Karyn Reczek, LWSRA

marketing, outreach and

fundraising coordinator,

explained that the 2019

fair was building on the

success of last year’s inaugural


“This year, we have 34

vendors sharing everything

and anything that a

family with a disability

might need some guidance

on,” she said. “They can

come here, check it out,

talk to people, get some information

and take it from


The idea for the Disability

Fair originated from

a conversation between

Reczek, Helping Hands

Children’s Therapy parent

liaison Tessa Quinlan and

Renewal Disability Services

founder Gina Smith.

“We wanted to have all

of the disability services

under one roof so that not

only can the community

know that all of us exist

to help, but also as business

owners we can help

one another to refer out

clients in case they need

something that we don’t

offer,” Smith said. “This is

a dream come true. It was

really successful for its

first year, so I’m excited to

see what this year’s going

to hold. I’m sure it’s going

to be even bigger.”

Smith had a booth at the

fair right next to Helping

Hands Children’s Therapy,

where physical therapist

Rhonda Kleber shared information

about the organization’s

many programs.

“We offer speech therapy,

occupational therapy,

physical therapy, and we

have a parent liaison on

staff,” Kleber said. “We

also have a behaviorist on

staff that can help with issues

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Summit Hill D161 Board of Education

Proposed goals prioritize student achievement, improving whole child

Nuria Mathog, Editor

At its May 8 meeting,

the Summit Hill School

District 161 Board of Education

began discussing

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developing the whole

child and enhanced communication.

While the goals would

be finalized in June, Board

President Rich Marron

said he wanted to start the

discussion early to avoid

an “elongated meeting.”

The Board opted to table

action on the item and return

to the matter during a

future meeting.

The four tentative goals

are student achievement,

which comes with subgoals

of student growth,

standards alignment and

rigor, algebra readiness

and technology integration;

focus on the whole

child, which has subgoals

that aim to address

chronic absenteeism,

social-emotional supports

and bullying and cyberbullying;


which includes subgoals

of telling the district’s story

and having two readiness

dashboards; and human

and fiscal resources,

which is tied to a single

subgoal of building utilization.

Round it Up

A brief recap of other items discussed at the May 8 Summit Hill School District

161 Board of Education meeting

• Jim Martin was appointed as the D161 representative to the Lincoln-Way Area

Special Education District 843 Governing Board, with Trudy Sturino selected

as the alternate; Rich Marron was appointed as the Summit Hill Educational

Foundation liaison; and Stacey Borgens was chosen as the D161 representative

to the Illinois Association of School Boards Governing Board and the Three

Rivers Governing Board.

• Board members approved an online intervention resource for mathematics.

• The board approved a contract with Malcor Roofing to recoat the Mary Drew


• A continuation of D161’s supplemental bus transportation program was

approved for the 2019-2020 academic year.

• The board approved a .5 math improvement/.5 resource teacher position.

• A family insurance proposal for D161 non-certified staff was approved.

“The subgoals would

be the ones that would

be measured, reported on

and then ultimately would

tie, into, in our case, the

superintendent’s review,

as it has in the past and

then would presumably

flow into the principals

and other administrator

reviews,” Marron said.

Several Board members

expressed concerns

or asked for clarification

on some of the subgoals,

particularly with how

student growth would be

measured. That subgoal

comes with two indicators:

a 3 percent gain in

students meeting and exceeding

standards in the

English language arts and

math portions of the Illinois

Assessment of Readiness,

along with 70 percent

of students meeting

individual growth targets

on local assessments.

“As soon as we make

this a goal, and as soon

as we put in standards,

then we’re sending a message

that if push comes

to shove, teach to the

test, because that’s the

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George Leonard said.

“And I wonder if we’re

sending the right message

by setting a firm percentage

increase based off of

different kids and everything


Marron told the Board

he he was unsure why

social-emotional supports

should be included as a


“I’m not fully understanding

it, because I don’t

want to attach percentages

to giving kids social-emotional

supports,” he said.

“Why are we giving it a

target? ... When somebody

needs help, I don’t want

anybody thinking about a


Leslie DeBoer, D161

Director of Special Education,

explained the District

has a student risk assessment

in place, with universal

targets for the majority

of students and different

levels of supports for those

who may need more help.

“It’s just showing that if

our numbers do fall in with

them, then we are providing

the appropriate amount

of support for the students

who are in need,” she said.

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Alleged blackface incident draws mixed responses from community

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

A photo surfaced May 4

on Instagram that reportedly

showed Lincoln-Way

Central students in what

some people believed to be

blackface at the Speedway

on Front Street and Wolf

Road in Mokena.

The photo appeared

to show three Caucasian

youths wearing black volcanic

ash charcoal acne

masks while inside of a

vehicle at the gas station.

Mokena Police were

notified of the situation

and declined to pursue

any criminal investigation,

but referred the matter to

a resource officer with

Lincoln-Way Community

High School D210, according

to Mokena Police

Chief Steve Vaccaro. The

alleged students in the

photo all were under the

age of 18, Vaccaro confirmed.

Mokena Mayor Frank

Fleischer said that he had

been made aware of the

incident, and that he understood

the situation to be

that the students we wearing

black volcanic ash

charcoal acne masks and

decided to go to the gas

station for snacks while

the masks dried.

Fleischer said that while

the actions of the students

may have been ill-advised,

there was “no reason [for

anyone] to be offended,”

adding that, “There’s no

law or ordinance against


“Kids get a chance to

make mistakes,” Fleischer


The person who posted

the Instagram photo —

Sylvester Williams, who

goes by the Instagram

handle 1st_generation_life

— said he did so at the

request of the person who

took the photo but wishes

to remain anonymous because

of personal safety


Williams said he posted

the image not to “bash”

the students but, rather,

to bring the adults of the

community together to

have a conversation about

racial issues, especially

with the string of recent

similar incidents that have

happened locally and nationally.

“I live in the area, and

I know how the area can

sometimes be,” Williams

said. “I know that there

are good people and bad

people everywhere; however,

this was a situation

that had just came up with

the high school not to far

away, Homewood-Flossmoor.

Prior to that Gucci

had some issue and Prada

had some issues. These are

things that have been in

the news, have been in the

media, and for the young

people to still do it, to say,

‘Hey, it’s not a big deal.

It’s just a charcoal mask,’

is kind of like a way of

brushing it off and saying

that it’s OK.”

The Homewood-Flossmoor

incident Williams

mentioned referred to an

April 27 posting of a video

to social media showing

the four students in

blackface driving through

a carry-out window at a

McDonald’s and making

racist remarks to a black

female employee. Prada

in December was forced to

pull products that resembled

“Black Samba” characters.

Gucci, in February

received criticism for its

sweater that angered many

over its blackface appearance.

Lincoln-Way Community

High School District

210 issued the following


“On Saturday, the Lincoln-Way

210 School

Resource Officer was in

contact with the Mokena

Police Department. Any

questions regarding the alleged

incident should be

directed to the police.”

The Messenger has requested

further comment

from district administration,

including how LW

administration plans to

handle this incident.

“We have no additional

comments,” Jen Hannon,

director of communications,

wrote, continuing to

direct comments to the Mokena

Police Department.

Police reports

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a Frankfort Mariano’s loss

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to detain him as

he left the store with unpaid

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Submitted by Frankfort

School D157-C

More than 130 students

at Hickory Creek Middle

School are preparing a

lively, colorful production

of “Beauty and the

Beast”, set to premiere at

7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at

the school.

Additional performances

are scheduled for 2

p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday,

May 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday,

May 19.

The show, which is

Hickory Creek’s 23rd

Spring Musical, is being

presented by the Hickory

Creek Middle School

Choral Department and is

directed by Leslie Walton,

and assistant directors

Cynthia Heath and Rebecca


Walton chose this year’s

show to fit the personalities

and talents of the students

involved, particularly

the eighth-graders who

will soon graduate.

Auditions were held

in January, and rehearsals

began in February. In

March, after the chorus

competes in the annual

Illinois Grade School Music

Association district

competition, rehearsals

intensify and include chorus

members. Since then,

students have practiced

every day after school.

Walton and her assistant

directors also double cast

the musical’s lead roles to

give more students the opportunity

to perform.

Students involved in

the musical are expected

to learn their music and

lines, which way to enter

and exit the stage for

each scene, choreography

and how to keep up with

practicing. Student volunteers

are also involved

behind the scenes, directing,

working on the stage

crew, helping with hair

and makeup, working on

costumes and helping coordinate

the productions

on the weekend of the


“Students gain a sense

of responsibility and accountability,”

said Cori

Chojnacki, president of

the Chorus Boosters. “Everyone

wants the show to

be a good one, and knows

that they each need to do

their part to ensure that

success. The older students

learn to be mentors

for the younger students.

The cast members support

and encourage each other,

and keep each other positive.

This can be a long

and tiring three months,

and they make it fun for

each other. They also

learn the value of hard

work and the great feeling

of a job well done.”

“I am so proud of the

fact that all students are

included in this musical

production,” Superintendent

Dr. Maura Zinni said.

“Mrs. Walton works wonders

with all the students,

and the end result is always

a very special showcase

of our extremely talented

students. “

The Chorus Boosters

are also an integral part

of the musical production.

At the beginning of the

school year, the group of

parent volunteers works

on purchasing the rights

to the musical and recruiting

volunteers to lead

committees. Generous

parent volunteers lead

fifteen committees solely

for the musical. Many of

these volunteers attend

rehearsals to ensure staff

and students have everything

they need.

Tickets to the musical

are $6 per person and can

be purchased at the door

or in advance by emailing

Chojnacki at corim


Ticket sales, as well as

flower and concessions

sales at the productions,

help offset costs incurred

by the production. The

Chorus Boosters pays for

the rest of the production

costs from money raised

through hot lunch sales

during the school year.

“The musicals that are

staged at Hickory Creek

are greater than an audience

might expect from

a middle school performance,”

Chojnacki said.

“This is due to the dedication,

love, and hard work

given by Mrs. Walton, her

assistant directors, the numerous

parent volunteers,

and most importantly, the

hundreds of students involved

in this production.

“The Chorus Boosters

are proud to support

the hard work all of the

students involved in the

musical, Mrs. Leslie Walton,

Mrs. Cindy Heath,

and Mrs. Rebecca Schumacher

for their dedication

to these students, and

the award winning chorus

program at Hickory

Creek. We look forward

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LWE students conduct research with Argonne scientist

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pursue a career in science.

Their project examined

the degradation of iron supplements.

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particle accelerator, the Advanced

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at Argonne and about

100 other doctoral, postdoctoral,

and professional

scientists, and the other

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Their project will be in the

2019 catalog of projects for

Argonne National Laboratory

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“This is a tremendous

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said Benjamin Voliva,

a chemistry teacher at

Lincoln-Way East.

“Argonne National Laboratory

is the only U.S. Department

of Energy facility

that permits high school

students an opportunity to

perform research.”

This is the second year

Lincoln-Way East has participated

in the program.

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converters for the experiment,

which were donated

by Bettenhausen Dodge of

Tinley Park. Their project

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LW schools earn high U.S. News rankings

Submitted by


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School D210

U.S. News & World Report

has released its 2019

Best High Schools rankings,

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all three Lincoln-Way high

schools made the list.

The U.S. News rankings

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23,000 public high schools

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of Columbia. More

than 17,000 schools were

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state assessments and how

well they prepare students

for college.

On their 2019 rankings,

Lincoln-Way East ranked

1,330 nationally (61 in Illinois),

Lincoln-Way Central

ranked 1,625 nationally

(72 in Illinois), and

Lincoln-Way West ranked

2,673 (104 in Illinois).

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high schools making the

list is quite an accomplishment,”

D210 Superintendent

Scott Tingley said.

“Their findings show that

Lincoln-Way 210 is putting

students first, and we

will continue to strive to

improve. We are extremely

proud of our students and

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TCC to host pet adoption event

Submitted by TCC

Eagle Scout attends Court of Honor ceremony

Submitted by Boy Scout

Troop 237

Nathan Schutzius of

Boy Scout Troop 237 was

presented with his Eagle

Scout badge at a special

Eagle Scout Court of

Honor on May 4. Nathan

achieved the rank of Eagle

Scout on Dec. 21.

Nathan is currently a senior

at Lincoln-Way East

High School. During his

high school career, Nathan

was part of the Lincoln-

Way Marching Band that

marched in the 2019 Tour

of Roses Parade in Pasadena,

Calif. He was also a

member of the boys swim

team. Along with these

great accomplishments,

he is equally proud of his

achievements in his twelve

Round Room LLC, the

nation’s largest Verizon

Authorized Wireless Retailer,

announced May 10

that more than 500 of its

TCC and Wireless Zone

stores are teaming up with

local animal rescue organizations

to host pet adoption

events and supply drives.

The company’s firstever

“Rescues Rock” campaign

will be held at TCC

and Wireless Zone stores

across the country at 1

p.m. Sunday, May 19, including

the store at 20930

South La Grange Road

Suite B in Frankfort.

“Of the 6-8 million pets

surrendered each year, approximately

4 million of

them are adopted,” said

Scott Moorehead, CEO

of Round Room, parent

company of TCC. “In our

household, our four-legged

friends are important members

of the family, and we

feel honored to work alongside

local animal rescues

across the country to encourage

more people to give

these pets a forever home.”

Each participating TCC

and Wireless Zone store is

partnering with a local animal

rescue organization to

promote pet adoptions on

site and donate supply kits

to the owners of the first

dog and cat adoptions of

the day. Each kit includes

a rescue car magnet, drawstring

bag, collar, leash,

food scoop, toy, treats and

a bowl.

According to the Humane

Society of the United

States, humane organizations

spend upwards of

$2.5 billion each year to

house and care for stray

animals. While the number

of pets purchased from

breeders has decreased

since 2016, there are still

millions of animals in need

of loving homes.

For a list of participating

TCC stores or to find a

store near you, visit www.


Additionally, TCC

asked employees to nominate

local animal rescue

organizations around the

country to receive a facility

makeover grant valued

at $20,000. After selecting

three finalists based on the

shelters with the greatest

need, East Coast Adoptions

in Sherburne, New

York, Elk Humane Society

in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania

and Terre Haute

Humane Society in Terre

Haute, Indiana are soliciting

community votes to

determine the winner. Both

runners up with receive a

$1,000 Home Depot gift

card to assist with necessary

repairs and renovations.

Community members

can cast their votes

from May 6-12 at: http://


years of Scouting.

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grade. It was at that time

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Boy Scout Troop 237

member Nathan Schutzius

attended a Court of Honor

ceremony on May 4 after

achieving the rank of

Eagle Scout.

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Joe La Margo out as

Village manager at first

meeting for new officials

The search is once again

on for a new Village manager

after the Orland Park

Village Board voted 6-1 on

May 6 to accept the resignation

of Joe La Margo.

The vote came after a

short executive session,

after which Trustee Dan

Calandriello cast the lone

dissenting vote.

After the meeting, La

Margo said he was asked to

resign by Mayor Keith Pekau

shortly after the April


“It was within two days

[after] the election, but he

has been a gentleman about

it,” La Margo said.

La Margo said he met

with all three of the newly

elected trustees recently

and that he thought he

would have been able to

work with them had he

continued working as Village


“They really do seem to

have a passion for the community,”

he said. “I wish

them the best.”

La Margo worked for the

Village for 13 years and

has lived in town for nearly

20 years.

After the meeting, Pekau

said there was no specific

thing about La Margo that

led to the decision to ask

the Village manager to resign,

and the mayor said he

would not comment on La

Margo’s job performance.

Pekau said the reason it

was on the May 6 agenda

— the first at which the

newly elected trustees were

seated — was to move the

Village forward.

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit OPPrairie.com.


Odyssey Golf Foundation’s

community 5K fundraiser

set for May 19

There are many organizations

dedicated to helping

veterans cope with

post-traumatic stress disorder

and other disabilities

they must manage after returning

to civilian life.

Right in Tinley Park, the

Odyssey Golf Foundation

is working to do just that by

allowing veterans to golf

on a closed course among

their peers.

The five-year-old

501(c)3 organization is

headquartered at the Odyssey

Golf Foundation Golf

Course and supports roughly

1,300 veteran members.

“Our mission is to assist

veterans and individuals

with disabilities, and give

them the opportunity to

come and play golf at the

golf course, and it’s been

a very good experience for

everybody,” said Dakota

Stariha, who is the event

coordinator for an upcoming

5K fundraiser. “We

provide therapeutic services

through golf, so we have

outings every single week

for the summer.”

With its cause of providing

therapy through sport,

the foundation is hosting its

first community 5K fundraising

event, Run Fore the

Greater Good 5K. The 5K

walk/run is to take place

Sunday, May 19, with all

proceeds benefiting the

Odyssey Golf Foundation.

The 5K will take place at

8 a.m., with check-in and

registration starting at 7:15

a.m. The course will span

the Odyssey Golf Foundation

Golf Course, with

parking available at 19111

Oak Park Ave. in Tinley

Park. The cost of entry

for runners and walkers is

$25, and registration can

be completed at Odyssey


Reporting by Amanda

Del Buono, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit



Alleged blackface incident

draws mixed responses

from community

A photo surfaced May 4

on Instagram that reportedly

shows Lincoln-Way

Central students in what

some people think to be

blackface at the Speedway

on Front Street and Wolf

Road in Mokena.

The photo appeared

to show three Caucasian

youths wearing black volcanic

ash charcoal acne

masks while inside of a


Mokena Police were

notified of the situation

and declined to pursue a

criminal investigation, but

referred the matter to a

resource officer with Lincoln-Way

D210, according

to Mokena Police Chief

Steve Vaccaro.

Mokena Mayor Frank

Fleischer said that while

the actions of the students

may have been ill-advised,

there was “no reason [for

anyone] to be offended,”

adding that, “There’s no

law or ordinance against


The person who posted

the Instagram photo, Sylvester

Williams, said he

did so not to “bash” the

students but, rather, to

bring the adults of the community

together to have a

conversation about racial


“I live in the area, and

I know how the area can

sometimes be,” Williams

said. “I know that there are

good people and bad people

everywhere; however,

this was a situation that had

just came up with the high

school not to far away,

Homewood-Flossmoor. …

These are things that have

been in the news, have

been in the media, and for

the young people to still do

it, to say, ‘Hey, it’s not a

big deal; it’s just a charcoal

mask,’ is kind of like a way

of brushing it off and saying

that it’s OK.”

Reporting by T.J. Kremer

III, Editor. For more, visit



Triple Play Concert tickets

still available, but going


If any resident is still

considering buying tickets

for the Triple Play Concert

Series, they are in luck,

because some tickets still

remain but will for much

longer, Mayor Tim Baldermann


Tickets for all three con-

Please see nfyn, 19


From Page 7

lice Chief Kevin Keegan

said the loss prevention

officer saw Bernacki enter

the store alone and recognized

him from previous

incidents of theft at other

Mariano’s locations.

Bernacki allegedly

placed several bottles of

alcohol, toiletries and food

products into a shopping

cart and headed toward

the store exit with the cart

without making a purchase

When the loss prevention

officer tried to detain

him, he reportedly pushed

the officer in the chest,

causing both men to fall

against the wall, and began

to pull the officer’s fingers

back towards his wrist before

attempting to headbutt

the officer

The two men fell a second

time, but this time, the

officer was able to wrap

his arms around Bernacki,

gain control, and escort

Bernacki to the store’s loss

prevention office to wait

for the police, Keegan said.

The merchandise was

valued at about $690.

May 5

• Oliver J. Kearns, 20, of

4936 N. Mont Clare Ave.

in Chicago, was charged

with felony possessio nof

cannabis and felony possession

of a controlled

substance, and Isaiah L.

Rolon, 20, of 5149 N.

Leclaire Ave. in Chicago,

was charged with felony

possession of cannabis.

Keegan said an officer

responded to the Frankfort

McDonald’s located at

21011 S. La Grange Road

in reference to an anonymous

complaint of people

smoking marijuana.

The officer observed

a white Honda Prelude

parked on the south side

of the business and noted

a strong odor of raw cannabis

emitting from the vehicle,

which was occupied

by three subjects.

A search of the vehicle

allegedly revealed 11 individual

bags of suspected

cannabis, along with a prerolled

blunt and an edible

cannabis cookie. The total

weight of all the cannabis,

excluding the cookie,

amounted to 321.9 grams.

Additionally, 37 tabs

of suspected LSD and 5

grams of suspected psilocybin

mushrooms were reportedly

discovered in the


Kearns was identified

as the owner of the LSD,

psilocybin mushrooms and

half of the cannabis, while

the remaining cannabis belonged

to Rolon, Keegan

said. The third suspect was

released without charges.

April 30

• Julie L. Gaines, 41, of

551 Tanglewood Lane in

Frankfort, was cited in the

area of Laraway and La

Grange roads for alleged

failure to reduce speed to

avoid an accident, illegal

transportation of alcohol,

DUI and having a blood

alcohol content above .08.

According to Keegan, police

were dispatched to

the intersection regarding

an accident. Upon arrival,

the officer observed a gray

Kia Forte with front end

damage and a black Honda

Pilot SUV with rear end


The driver of the Kia,

identified as Gaines, told

police she attempted to

stop in the left turn lane

for the red light on eastbound

Laraway Road at

La Grange Road when she

slid on the wet pavement

and rear-ended the Honda,

Keegan said.

Gaines allegedly had difficulty

verbalizing what had

occurred and had slurred,

slow speech, and the officer

noted a strong odor of

alcohol coming from her

breath and person.

Gaines was taken into custody

after reportedly failing

field sobriety testing

and allegedly had a blood

alcohol concentration

more than double the legal



Frankfort Station’s Police

Reports are compiled

from official reports found

online on the Frankfort

Police Department’s

website or releases issued

by the department and

other agencies. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

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From the Publisher

We can do better as a community

Joe Coughlin



was embarrassed by

my community this

week and I would like

to tell you about it.

I know and I love this

community. I was raised in

New Lenox, went through

public schools at District

122 and LW D210, and

remain a community member,

though living with my

family in a western suburb.

This community is

compassionate, loyal

and proud. It believes in

respect and kindness. And

those values seemed to be

at odds last week.

Through our reporting,

we learned that three

young people (juveniles)

who reportedly had on

black face-cleansing masks

allegedly drove to a local

gas station for snacks

while wearing the masks.

I am not interested in

debating their intention. It

is irrelevant to me whether

they wanted to do harm,

thought it was a meaningless

joke, or were completely

ignorant to “blackface”

and its implications.

That’s because either

of the options is a problem,

and a problem we

as a community need to


“Blackface” has a racist

history, one in which

it was used to degrade,

demean, insult and generally

disrespect persons of

color. Wearing blackface,

regardless of your intention,

aligns you with that


And this is where I grew

embarrassed, not necessarily

by the kids or their act,

but by our community’s

reaction as the incident

became news.

That reaction was a

general shoulder shrug.

We need to admit that

what these kids did was

wrong — not because they

are racist, not because they

meant offense, but because

we as a community respect

each other and believe in


While this community

lacks diversity (and that’s

not a crime), we value and

respect all our neighbors.

Therefore, we must recognize

how an act like this

affects everyone.

This community is

proud and believes in

loyalty. Those attributes

are at the top of the list of

reasons I love it. We rush

to protect our own and

defend what is ours.

In that rush, though,

amid that fierce loyalty and

wall of pride, we can lose

perspective — forget the

other values we hold dear,

like our steadfast belief in

right vs. wrong.

Think about the times

you remained silent even

though you felt uncomfortable

with a friend’s or

relative’s behavior. Our

love for and loyalty to that

person may keep us from

being honest.

But we know better. We

know true friendship, true

leadership is calling out

our loved ones and our

neighbors when they need

calling out. Love is based

on mutual respect, and

mutual respect allows us

to constructively challenge

each other.

We can, at the same

time, support our young

people (like the three teens

in the facemasks) and take

a stand against insensitivity

(like wearing blackface).

We can shoulder this

burden as a community

and say, “Kids, this was an

error in judgment, but you

are not villains. We believe

in you, and we apologize

for not showing you the


We have a responsibility

to do that together.

Our community leaders,

like those in charge of our

education at LW District

210, have a responsibility

to speak up.

Silence sends a message

that is loud and clear that

we condone these acts. By

ignoring them, we enable


This leads into a final

point: We can do better.

No doubt, there are

worse things you can do

than wear face-cleansing

masks to a local gas station,

but it is behavior —

malice-free or not — that

is not acceptable anywhere

and certainly not here. We

need to ask and discuss

why anyone would think

it is OK to go out in our

community while wearing

black facemasks.

It is not a simple question

to ask or answer. It

forces us to take a hard

look in the mirror, and I

hope our community leaders

— from government

officials to educators to

longtime residents — ask

themselves that question.

I know I did. I hope you

do, too.

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From Page 18

certs are $75 each and can

be purchased at the Village

Hall from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday. There is

no limit on how many tickets

can be purchased by one


Performing this year is

Cheap Trick on June 8, Joan

Jett and the Blackhearts

with special guests Blue

Oyster Cult on July 20 and

Kenny Loggins on Aug.

31. The headlining acts are

scheduled to start at 9 p.m.

for each concert. The first

supporting act performance

for each date is scheduled to

start at 6 p.m., with the second

performance beginning

at 7:30 p.m.

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Faith Briefs

Frankfort United Methodist Church (215

Linden Drive, Frankfort)

Community Garden

Stop by 7 p.m. Thursday,

May 16, to meet about purchasing

a garden plot. The

sites will be onsite and we

will be reviewing sizes,

costs and rules of the road

for this exciting venture.

Worship Service

9-10 a.m. Sundays. Nursery

available. For more information,

call (815) 469-


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-


American Islamic Association (8860 W. St.

Francis Road, Frankfort)

Daily Prayer Services

For service times, visit


Jum’ah Prayer Services

Fridays. Sermon at 1:10

p.m. followed by prayers at

1:30 p.m.

The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St.,


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

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donation. To register, call

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Needlecraft Workshops

10 a.m.-non Wednesdays.

Learn cross stitch or

crochet or work on your

own projects. There will

be free refreshments and a

free-will donation. Stop by

for a while, and sit a spell.

For more information or to

inquire about the possibility

of evening workshops,

call (708) 334-1988 or

email familyhearthfrankfort@gmail.com.

Scripture Study

10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays.

Join James Littleton,

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scripture study, and find

hope and healing through

Scripture for your daily

walk with God. There will

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Endow Study

10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays

beginning Jan. 15. This

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Cost is $35 and includes

refreshments. For more

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workshops, call (708)

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Book Club

10 a.m.-noon on the first

and third Thursdays, and

6-8 p.m. on the second

and fourth Tuesdays. The

Frankfort Literary Tea and

Scone Society Book Club

was inspired by the popular

“Guernsey Literary and Potato

Peel Pie Society” book

and movie. A presentation

of a classic will be read out

loud followed by a lively

discussion each month. A

$10 per month donation includes

refreshments (book

not included), or $20 includes

the book cost.

St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 Sauk

Trail, Frankfort)

St. Joseph’s Table

5 p.m. Saturday, March

16. The Council of Catholic

WOmen is hosting a

Joseph’s Table after 5 p.m.

mass. The table will be

blessed, a meatless meal

will be provided of pasta,

salad and pizza. A free will

offer is appreciated. A raffle

of several gift baskets will

be held.

Mass Service

5 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30

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

noon Sundays.


4-4:50 p.m. Saturdays.

Knights of Columbus


7:30 p.m. every second

and fourth Tuesday of the

month in St. Anthony Hall.

The Knights help at parish

functions such as the

church picnic and their annual

pancake breakfast.

Bereavement Support

7 p.m. once a month at

the Padua Center. For more

information, call (815) 469-


Tuesday Morning Rosary

and Scripture Group

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. To join, call

the Parish Office at (815)


St. Anthony Seniors

Wednesday afternoons

monthly. Seniors gather for

meetings, bingo and more.

For more information, contact

Pat Backus at (708)


Sew ‘n’ Sews

10 a.m. Tuesdays in

Memenas Hall. Attendees

make handmade crafts for

the church. For more information,

call (815) 469-


Holy Spirit Prayer Group

7 p.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. Meetings

are open to anyone who

would like to join to grow

spiritually through praise,

prayer, scripture and music.

For more information, call

(815) 469-3750.

St. Anthony Religious


Faith formation Classes

are Wednesdays or Sundays

weekly beginning

first through eighth grade.

Please call (815) 469-3750

for more information.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177 Luther

Lane, Frankfort)

Adult Bible Class

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Contemporary Worship


10:46 a.m. Sundays.

Weight Watchers

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

10 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

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

Sauk Trail, Frankfort)

Sunday Worship with


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-


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)

Marriage Night

7-10 p.m. Friday, May

17, Hickory Creek Church

is registered as a host site

for the first-ever Marriage

Night simulcast event presented

by RightNow Media.

Marriage Night is a

one-night event for married,

engaged and dating couples

to laugh and learn as they

hear from marriage experts

and discover how to honor

God through their relationship.

The speaker lineup

includes Francis and Lisa

Chan, Les and Leslie Parrott,

and comedian Michael

Jr. Tickets are available for

$15 per person. Register at


Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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


Men’s Bible Study

7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays at

the church. Session is off

the last Saturday of every


Amazing Love Lutheran Church (21301 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort)

Mornings with Mommy

10–11 a.m. first and

third Wednesdays of each

month. The cost to attend

the one-hour 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

Ashley Schoech at ashley.

schoech@gmail.com or

visit www.amazinglove.



Teen Group

Teens in grades 6-12 are

welcome to join. There will

be a meeting with new activities

every second Saturday

of the month. For more

information, visit www.



Women’s Group

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

first and third Saturday of

the month, at the church.

This semester we will be

studying “Uninvited” by

Lysa TerKeurst. More information

is available at

the church.

Please see faith, 23

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Fundraiser benefits Frankfort Bluegrass Festival

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

The sounds of banjos,

fiddles and traditional

American roots music have

become staples of the summer

soundtrack thanks to

the Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival. The event’s free

admission and impressive

lineups are also music to the

ears of festival-goers who

have enjoyed the festivities

annually at Breidert Green.

On the evening of Friday,

May 10, CD & ME

hosted a fundraiser for the

2019 Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival with one hundred

percent of the proceeds

benefiting this year’s

event which will be held

in downtown Frankfort on

July 13 and 14.

Three drink tickets

provided by Trails Edge

Brewery, Blue Island Beer

Company and Frankfort

Spirits; live music by River

Valley Rangers, Miles Over

Mountains and The Grateful

String Band; and food from

Trails Edge Brewery and

Berkot’s were all included

in each admission ticket.

Raffles and silent auctions –

featuring prizes from many

local businesses – added to

the fun.

The fundraiser also gave

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival

organizers an opportunity

to showcase their International

Bluegrass Music

Award, which they won for

Event of the Year in 2018.

“This is our first year

after winning such a prestigious

award,” explained

Amanda Thompson, who

runs social media and the

vendor area for the festival.

“Since we’re internationally

recognized, we’re now

getting notifications from

people all over the world.

It’s nice for our little town

that I grew up in. It’s great.”

Thompson explained

that the Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival is entirely

organized by volunteers

and that the fundraiser –

which was expected to

be attended by approximately

500 people – will

help with the 2019 event

expenses. Organizers are

also seeking sponsorships,

donations and volunteers.

Steve Haberichter – an

event organizer, Grateful

String Band musician and

owner of Down Home Guitars

– added, “We need lots

of help. We need the fundraisers.

We need the sponsorships

because its completely

free and we bring

top-notch national, international

and regional acts to

Downtown Frankfort.”

Blue Highway, Junior

Sisk and Roland White

are among the notable acts

performing at Frankfort

Bluegrass Festival 2019.

Manhattan residents

Don and Carol Schirmer

attended the fundraiser to

support the festival and

enjoy an evening of live

music in a casual setting.

“I’ve been listening to

bluegrass music my whole

Tinley Park resident Dan Disabato (left) and Frankfort

resident Denny Nicholson enjoy listening to live music

at the fundraiser.

life,” Don Schirmer said.

“I went to the very first

festival when there was

hardly anyone there. We

thought this event would

be cool and we could support

the festival.”

Carol Schirmer said of

the bluegrass genre, “I like

the music. It’s fun, downhome

– kind of similar to

country – and I like the instruments.”

Along with a weekend

full of music, the Frankfort

Bluegrass Festival offers

a variety of family fun.

Brooke Groszek organizes

the kids area for the weekend

making sure that little

ones have tons of options

for entertainment including

art projects, face painting,

yoga, crafts and more.

“There’s a lot of fun stuff

in the kids area,” Groszek

said. “It’s important for

the kids to have something

to enjoy. They have fun

things and crafts to do so it

goes hand in hand with the

music. They’re having fun,

Midlothian resident

Sharon Aardema models

a newly purchased

Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival T-shirt.

running around and wanting

to try out stuff. I think

the kids area and bluegrass

music go well together.”

Above all else, the festival

celebrates bluegrass

music, which has been a

passion for Haberichter for

25 years.

“There’s just something

about the tradition of bluegrass

and passing it down,”

Jesse Beilfuss – and his bass Anna – perform with

the River Valley Rangers Friday, May 10, during the

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival fundraiser held at CD&ME.

Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Haberichter said. “It’s sitting

down with people – of

all ages and all walks of

life – coming together and

just playing music. It’s a

true American style of music.

For me, it’s very joyful

and it’s fun to play. People

really seem to like it and

it’s a nice family-friendly

style of music.”

He added, “Downtown

Frankfort is a beautiful

place to host a festival.

The Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival has grown into a

bigger and better thing every

year. It’s creating such

a great community.”

More information about

sponsoring, becoming a

volunteer or attending this

year’s Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival can be found at



From Page 22

Men’s Group

6:30-8 a.m. every second

and fourth Saturday of

the month, at the church.

This group uses the Men’s

Fraternity curriculum,

which is currently focusing

on “Winning at Work

and Home.”

International Community Church (200 S.

Elsner Road, Frankfort)

Sunday Service

10 a.m. Sundays. Nursery

available. For more

information, visit www.i


Adult Sunday School

9 a.m. Sundays.

Teen Impact Group

10:30 a.m. Sundays.


10:30 a.m. Sundays.

This children’s church

teaches character-building

virtues in a fun and interactive


To have your church’s events

included in Faith Briefs, email

them to Editor Nuria Mathog

at nuria@frankfortstation.

com or call (708) 326-9179

ext. 14. Deadline is noon

Thursdays one week prior to


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New space, new look makes Salon Rhapsody pop in Mokena

Salon makes move

to new site after 11

years in Frankfort

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Mokena has pulled off a


Salon Rhapsody, which

spent the last 11 years in

Frankfort, is now a part of

the Mokena business scene

on Lincoln Highway.

The salon held its official

grand opening May 8

at its new location, 11400

W. Lincoln Highway.

With a new space comes

a new ambiance, though

the quality of service patrons

have come to expect

remains the same, said

owner Heather Fox.

“We changed everything

[inside],” Fox said. “So,

everything is repurposed,

reused, recycled in some

way. All of the chairs [in

the waiting area], some

of them were from my

grandma’s house, and she

passed away 15 years ago.

So, I repainted them, reupholstered

them. Some were

some the thrift store and

we reupholstered them.”

And it doesn’t stop with

the waiting area. All of

the hairstyling stations, of

which there are eight, are

outfitted with old, wooden

doors that have had mirrors

placed in the panels and

crystal door knobs used as

purse hangers to give the

stations a rustic chic look.

Designing and constructing

the space was

a special project for Fox

and her father Jim Romeli.

The pair spent about three

months putting all the details


“It was a lot of fun,”

Fox said. “We did pretty

much everything together.

He helped me with all the

ideas. … It was a fun project

for me and my dad.”

The space is smaller

than it was in the Frankfort

location, but that just adds

to the cozy, comfy feel of

the salon, which returning

clients from Frankfort and

new clients both appreciate,

Fox said.

“They all love it,” Fox

said. “They said it’s homier,

it’s smaller, quaint. They

like the atmosphere better

than the old location.”

Some of Fox’s staff made

the transition from Frankfort

to Mokena, and some

new faces have since come

on board. The salon employs

eight stylists — Cat

Minnick, Linda Nolan, Michelle

Blazek, Ellen Gengo,

Sarah Casler, Heather

Fox, Kristen Hippenhammer

and Geri Melyon —

nail technician Donna Kelliher,

estheticians Sarah

Teare and Kate Karkacova,

and receptionists Mallory

Eisfeller, Erica Cundiff and

Isabelle Mccormick.

Fox said the decision to

move the business went

hand-in-hand with her

family’s decision to move

to Mokena, as well.

“I moved to Mokena

myself and my family four

years ago, and I just love

the town,” Fox said. “I was

looking to buy a building, I

was looking to see where I

wanted to go. Then I found

this space, and I really like

the location of it because

there’s so much building

going up around it. So, we

thought it would be a better

fit for us.”

Salon Rhapsody specializes

in everything hair

related — from cuts and

colorings to extensions

and keratin treatments —

as well as nail care, eyelash

extension, facials,

massages, microblading

and body waxing. Staff are

even being trained on how

to offer and apply CBDinfused

skin care products,

which does not get a client

“high,” but, rather, helps

to relieve pain associated

with arthritis and other

aches and pains.

For more information,

visit salonrhapsody.com,

find them on Facebook at


or call (815) 469-


Staff at Salon Rhapsody listen to a presentation on CBD-infused products from Jeff

Bemis (far right), owner of Seven Leaves, during the salon’s grand opening and open

house May 8. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

Salon Rhapsody owner Heather Fox (middle in green shirt) poses with her staff

during the salon’s grand opening and open house.

Concerts on the Green to feature new, returning acts

Nuria Mathog, Editor

For more than three decades,

summers in Frankfort

have brought Fourth of July

fireworks, opportunities to

explore the great outdoors

and Sunday evenings with

music at Breidert Green.

Now in its 32nd season,

the 2019 Concerts on the

Green series is to kick off

June 16, with performances

scheduled for every Sunday

through Aug. 25. The

concerts, sponsored by

the Frankfort Chamber of

Commerce, are typically

held at Breidert Green,

but in the case of stormy

weather, the shows will

move indoors to the Founders

Community Center.

“Continued generous

donations from businesses,

churches, civic groups and

individuals to fund these

concerts are the reasons

we have been able to bring

high-quality free entertainment

to the Green for

so many years,” said Pam

Griffin, a member of the

Frankfort Concerts on the

Green committee.

Eight volunteers are

tasked with reviewing the

hundreds of bands that request

to perform for the occasion.

This year’s lineup

encompasses a broad range

of musical genres, from

Motown and R&B to Caribbean

reggae and calypso.

While several familiar

acts will return to the Breidert

Green stage, such as

the Joliet American Legion

Band and retro rock

and roll band Rosie & The

Rivets, three new groups

are scheduled to perform:

Backdated, Flipside and

Chicago Rhythm & Blues


“As always, we try to

provide variety in the 10

concerts we present, and

hope to please the audiences,”

Griffin said.

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The Dish

Songbird Cafe ‘spoiling’ customers with the coffees it offers

Sean Hastings

Contributing Editor

For decades, Songbird

Cafe owner Maria Kopulos

dreamed of owning

her own cafe one day and

kept a journal of names

she liked.

But when she had the

chance to open her own

place, those names did not

fit what she wanted. And

what she wanted was to

sell “really awesome coffee

with some really good


She always liked the

saying “giddyap” and its

relation to horses getting

up and going, but she

knew she wanted a comfortable

and cozy cafe setting.

Her next thought was

that birds are approachable.

“I asked myself, ‘What

about Songbird?’” she

said. “So, I started looking

that up. My brother

is a horse race aficionado

and loves to follow the

races. He told me Songbird

is a retired racehorse,

and that was perfect. It

went hand-in-hand where

I wanted to have the horse

incorporated into this.”

Songbird Cafe, located

at 21950 Howell Drive in

New Lenox, serves a variety

of different coffee

blends brought in from

three different Chicagobased

companies that go

beyond a typical cup.

It offers blends from

Dark Matter, Passion

House and Four Letter

Word. Kopulos said when

she tried Passion House

for the first time it was

the smoothest cup of coffee

she ever had. Songbird

also sells Passion House’s

cold brew ($4).

“I said if I’m ever able

to open a cafe, I would

like to spoil everybody

with the phenomenal

things that these people

do with their roasting,

because they just put out

some great blends and

some single origins that

are really good,” Kopulos

said. “I said if I have to be

here all day working, then

I want to drink the best,

and I hope to educate everyone

and what great

coffees we have here.”

Kopulos makes sure to

keep two different styled

roasts from different companies

on the menu. Customers

will usually find

one darker “richer” roast

and a medium roast.

The coffees from each

company change from

time to time, based on

what they have available.

“They’ll all release different

coffees, because

they’ll get the beans and

say, ‘We have this limited

for now,’ and they’ll tell

you the roasting notes on

it,” Kopulos said. “Passion

House, the ones that

we stock here, typically

are the ones that they always

have that we always

brew, and once in a while,

they’ll do a single-origin


All of the coffees are

$3 and come with one refill

for dine-in. Customers

can get a to-go cup at 12

ounces ($2.75), 16 ounces

($3) or 20 ounces ($3.50).

The coffees also are sold

by the bag and can be

taken home. Prices range

from $14-$16. The prices

vary based on the type of


“I just have the retail

side to get coffee out there

to people,” Kopulos said.

“I’m not trying to charge

[a lot]. My business is the

cafe, but I do love having

Songbird Cafe offers three different Chicago-based companies’ coffees: Dark Matter, Passion House and Four

Letter Word. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

Songbird Cafe

21950 Howell Drive in

New Lenox


• 6 a.m.-2 p.m.


• 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Closed Sunday

For more information ...


One of the top items at Songbird Cafe is the Cowboy Bowl ($9.50), which includes

two eggs, hash browns, shoulder bacon and sausage, topped with homemade gravy.

The Songbird Beignets to the right (10 for $5.50) are wildly popular as well.

the availability for people.

I’m not charging out the

nose for some of these

coffees, which definitely

could be more.”

All the coffee comes

in directly from Logan

Square, Bridgeport and

West Town, and nothing

sits on the shelf for more

than a week or two, she


Songbird Cafe also has

a large food selection for

breakfast and lunch on its

menu. Kopulos said the

Cowboy Bowl ($9.50) is

one of the most popular

dishes on the menu. It is

served with hash browns,

shoulder bacon and sausage,

topped with gravy

and two eggs.

One of the top house

specialties is the Breakfast

Burrito Suiza ($7.50),

which features eggs, black

bean, salsa and cheese,

and comes smothered in

Songbird’s homemade

ranchero sauce. Chorizo,

chicken or bacon can be

added for $2.50.

Kopulos said they take

pride in their homemade

sauces because they offer

customers options

for food that most will

not make on their own at


Another fan favorite are

the Songbird beignets (10

for $5.50), which are typically

ordered as a side or

an easy to-go meal.

Songbird is to celebrate

its one-year anniversary

on May 31.

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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


Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave,

Orland Park; (708) 532-


■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo


350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-


■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month:

Laugh Riot. Cost is

$25 and includes

dinner, two beers

and a comedy show.

For tickets, email




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


The Alley Grill and Tap


(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)


■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:



Hickory Creek Brewing


(1005 W Laraway Rd,

New Lenox. (779) 803-


■3 ■ p.m. -close Fridays:

Happy Hour from 3

to 6 p.m. followed by

Smokin’ Z BBQ food

truck from 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. and live


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in The Scene, email




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For those looking

to land a newly

constructed home,

T.J. Cachey Builders

recently announced the

opening of Sky Harbor

Phase II in New Lenox.

The subdivision,

constructed on a former

airport, has more than

140 single-family lots

and is opening a new

model – the Lawler.

A popular ranch

model for all types of

buyers, customization

is available on all plans.

T.J. Cachey Builders

specialty includes

accessible bathrooms

and homes.

While there are four

ranch plans to choose

from the Lawler

highlight is the master

bedroom and guest

bedrooms are separated

by the family room and

kitchen. It’s great for an

empty nester.

The homes come

priced in the low $300s.

Stop by and see the

Lawler model at Sky

Harbor Phase II from

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday,

Saturday and Sunday.

For more information,

call (815) 462-0242.

Cherry Hill South

T.J. Cachey Builders

also has two lots left

in Cherry Hill South,

with homes from

$240,900. The exclusive

community consists of

39 single-family homes,

including look-out lots,

in a natural setting close

to Old Plank Trail bike

path. The 1,600- to

3,600-square-foot ranch

and two-story designs

include generous lot

sizes and semi-custom




A townhouse

community nestled in

Manhattan, T.J. Cachey

Builders is also opening

Phase II with ranch and

two-story townhomes.

With beautifully

appointed features and

options to fit you and

your family’s needs, this

community is close to

the historic Wauponsee

Glacial Bike Trail.

While some are ready

for quick deliveries, the

ranch and two-story

townhomes range in

size from 1,700 to 2,100

square feet and are

priced from $222,900.

Basements are optional.

Cachey Builders

offers more than 90

years experience

Building homes since

1927, T.J. Cachey

Builders takes pride in

building each home

as if it were their own.

Many past clients often

return to T.J. Cachey

Builders for a second

or third time, relying

on them for the same

quality home building

experience that they

have grown to expect.

Additionally, T.J.

Cachey Builders has

a dedicated staff that

will walk their clients

through each step of

their projects. From

planning and designing

to execution and

completion, T.J. Cachey

Builders staff will be

there today and for

years to come.

For more information,

visit CacheyBuilders.

com or call (708) 349-


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The Frankfort Station’s

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of the


The current owners of this home

love the bright, open and airy feel

of this home with vaulted ceilings

and skylights.

What: A ranch in the Autumn

Fields subdivision with three

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bathrooms, a large eat-in kitchen

and dedicated living and dining

rooms off the spacious foyer.

The house features updated

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the family room and kitchen.

Where: 22417 Autumn Drive in Frankfort

Asking Price: $399,900

Amenities: This move-in ready home boasts a new water heater,

microwave, dishwasher, flooring and newer furnace. The backyard

backs up to a field, sprinkler system, three-car garage, and large


Listing Agent: Julia

Labuda, real estate broker.

For more information, call

(773) 732-5629.

Listing Brokerage: Always

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April 18

• 20007 S. Frankfort Square Road,

Frankfort, 60423-9557 — Paybroty Llc

to Claudette A. Flowers, $193,000

• 7375 Yorktown Road, Frankfort,

60423-3013 — Jva Il Llc to Jorge

Carrillo, Melissa Gonzalez, $310,000

• 11555 Zermatt Drive, Frankfort,

60423-8253 — First Bank of

Manhattan Trustee to Blaine M.

Peters, Andrea J. Peters, $838,000

April 22

• 9210 Gulfstream Road, Frankfort,

60423-2567 — Joseph S. Levy to

Gerard Bumba, $125,500

The Going Rate is provided by Record Information

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Needed at Super 8 Motel

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No Phone Calls

Media group looking for

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In-house Mon. - Fri., P/T

Journalism Background

Email Resume to


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Located in Lockport

Every other Mon. 5-9,

Wed. 9-6, & Fri. 9 or 10-3

(815) 955-4650

Construction Work

on a per job basis

Epoxy Flooring/Concrete

Must have car

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Green Gardens Township

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Huge sale -antique, vintage, &

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Homer Glen 14027 Kickapoo

Trail. 5/17, 8 - 3pm and

5/18, 8-1pm. Tools, household,

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Lockport 1224 St. Charles Dr.

5/17 &5/18, 8-3pm. Baby

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Lockport 507 Thornton St.

Fri. 5/17 8-5pm, Sat. 5/18

8-2pm. Man’s Sale - shop

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engine stand, 2ton hoist, tools,

RV equip., & household items

Lockport, St. John’s

Episcopal Church,

11th & Washington

Rummage & Bake Sale

Fri. 5/17 & Sat. 5/18 8-2pm

New Lenox 730 Churchill Dr.

Fri. May 17 - Sat. May 18,

8-4pm. Baby and toddler

clothes, misc. baby items, and


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9-3pm. Household, jewelery,

tools, garden, things for all!

Orland Park 7538 Hemlock

Dr. Fri. May 17 -Sat. May 18,

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kids stuff. Everything must go!

Orland Park Church

Rummage Sale for Orphans

ALL proceeds will benefit

families from our church

community that are adopting!

Selling baby equipment, toys,

furn, hshld items, & much

more! The sale will be held

on Fri, May 17, 8am-2pm &

Sat, May 18 from 8am-noon.

Located at 7500 W. Sycamore

Drive, Orland Park, IL

Tinley Park 18300 Cottonwood

Dr 5/17-5/18 8-2pm

Home decor, men &womens

clothing, holiday items &


Tinley Park 8106 Nottingham

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Tools, furniture, kitchenware

& much more!

1053 Multi Family


Tinley Park

Bristol Park Townhome

Community Sale

May 18th 8 - 2pm

Enter Bristol Park Drive off

of 175th St., half a mile east

of 80th Avenue

Antiques, fireplace accessories,

desks, furniture, lamps,

pots/pans, kid’s clothes &

toys, golf clubs, Coleman

pop-up shade, tools, Wuersch

chime wall clock, and misc.

household items

1054 Subdivision


Annual Breckenridge

Garage Sale

18108 Imperial Lane

Orland Park

May 16th, 17th, and 18th

8 AM - 2 PM

Household items,

men’s + women’s clothes/


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Lockport - Long Bow

Creek & Dakota Glen of

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On Division St between

Gougar & Farrell.

Fri 5/17 & Sat 5/18

9am-2pm. 40+ homes

Don’t miss this one!

Frankfort 145 Center Road,

near downtown. Corner of

Center and Salk. Parking on

street. Fri. May 17 and Sat.

May 18, hours 9-3pm. Living

rm, bedrm, family rm furn. and

accessories. Dinette set, organ,

some antiques, china, TV,

Bernina sewing mach. BBQ

grill, patio set, etc. Costume

jewelery, basement and garage.

Joan’s Estate Sales


Homer Glen 14345 SGolden

Oak Dr 5/18 8-3pm Lots of antique

furniture! Tables, accent

furniture, chairs & more!

1057 Estate Sale

1058 Moving Sale

Frankfort, Timbers Edge Annual

Subdivision Sale. 80th

Ave. & Laraway, 5/17-5/18,

8-3pm. Household, clothes,

furniture, and much more!




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2010 Honda Civic - 67,270

miles. Recent breaks & tires,

automatic. Very good shape!

$7950 Mark: 708-912-0250

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86 sq ft of Bair Lake lake frontage at this year

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1225 Apartments for Rent

Oak Forest Terrace

15815 Terrace, Oak Forest

Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

Serene setting & Beautiful

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2145 Lawn Maintenance

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Certificate No. 32819 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will County on April 23rd, 2019

wherein the business firm ofJillian

Dent Consultancy 959 Troon Trail

Frankfort IL, 60423 was registered;

that the true orreal name ofthe

person owning the business, with

their respective post office address

is as follows:

Jillian Dent

959 Troon Trail

Frankfort IL, 60423


hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 23rd day of April, 2019

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

Certificate no. 32842 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will County on May 6th, 2019

wherein the business firm ofTom

Thorsen DBA Goosehead Insurance.

Located at 20635 Abbey

Woods Ct NSte 303 Off#2 Frankfort,

IL 60423 was registered; that

the true orreal name ofthe person

owning the business, with their respective

post office address isas

follows: Thomas D Thorsen

625 Prestwick Dr

Frankfort, IL 60423


have hereunto set my hand and Offical

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 6th day of May, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

5 piece entertainment center

solid oak smoked glass doors

fully lighted, lots ofstorage for

cd’s, tapes, etc. Ex cord. $65

OBO Call 708-532-4044

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5piece Entertainment Center

solid oak smoked glass doors,

fully lighted, lots ofstorage for

cd’s & tapes, etc. Excellent

condition $65 OBO


7inch tile cutter machine $30.

Craftsman small deluxe router

table. Like new $40

Call 708-479-0193

Ab Lounge Ultra (VGC) $40

Urban Rebounding mini

trampoline (VGC) $40

Call 708-987-8641

Bears XL blue/orange jacket

$35, Winter beige XLjacket

$20, Pink 40R mens sport

jacket made in USA perfect

$40 Call 708-460-8308

Bike Murry 10speed girls fits

4’6-5’2 powder blue $30.

Call Bruce 708-738-5038

Brand new two headrails with

all new hardware 118”x84L

$25 each.

Call 708-403-2473

Bridgestone Blizzak W570

winter tires size 215/45R17

$100 for all 4never used, still

in wrap. Tinley Park


Brown reclining love seat with

center console. Excellent condition

$85 Call 815-838-0239

Decorative 40”Dx30”H copper

finish table-Great foyer statement

$100 Call 708-966-4470

Dining room orKitchen light

fixture made in Italy. New in

box, never installed. Retail

value at $250 selling for $65


Dining room orkitchen light

made inItaly, $250 retail fixture

new in box never installed

$65 Call 815-485-6008

Ice crusher $10, Waffle iron

$10, Silver plated service for

eight $15. Call 708-349-3238

Ikea Inreda bookshelf lights

new have 10 $5 each.

Call Carl 708-717-5054

Jar 1” plastic anchors and

screws $5, 7pc screwdriver

new set $7, H/D steel scoop

shovel $15, 4pk alkaline D

batteries $5 708-460-8308

Ladies short hooded jacket size

XL $15, Wilson new leather

change purse $12, Mens

black/grey new XL jacket $15,

Honda Accord key chain new

$14 Call 708-460-8308

Like new glass sliding bath tub

doors. $100.

Call 708-614-1988

Maple crib and mattress, car

seat, used only at NaNa’s,

Buggy $100. 815.838.6054

Metal detector MP3 Pro digital

used 1 time and back in box

$100 Call 708-717-5054

Mini rotisserie $20, Cardio Fit

$20, 36” gold lamp $15,

Dinning room chair covers

4 for $20 Call 815-478-3870

Paslode staples full cases $25

ea, Craftsman 10” table saw on

stand w/manual $50, Sears table

router w/skill 13/4 H.P.

$25 708-534-3423

Power-Flo Matrix 1.5 H.P.

Hayward pool pump and filter.

Assembly model# SP15931

$100 OBO Call John


Pro golf bag $30. Bullseye

Putter $30. Golf book by Tiger

Woods “How IPlay Golf” $10.

Golf balls LK. New $4/doz

Large bird cage $20.


Professional drafting table

drawer and key $75. Call


PVC pipes 210’x2” $5 each,

One 10’x4” pipe $8, Craftsman

VAC replacement filter for

16x32 gallon vacs made before

1988 $15. Call 815-485-5966

Red Wing work boots size 10.5

new in box never worn $80

Call 630-247-7535

Set of2handmade cedar Adirondack

chairs with footstools.

$75. Call 708-479-1504

Solid oak 6 panel doors

unfinished 30”x6’8” $50 each,

Unfinished 2panel Y2louved

pine doors 18”x6’8” $25 set,

Huffy men’s 26” bike $25

Call 708-534-3423

Thermogrip hot melt adhesive

12 sticks $3, Hyde tile cutting

pliers w/ instructions $12,

Sears 10pc metric socket set

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Girls Track and Field

Sciarini’s state-best time leads Lincoln-Way East to second at sectional

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East sophomore Katie Sciarini leaps a hurdle on her way to winning the

300 hurdles at the Class 3A Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional on Friday, May 10. STEVE


Katie Sciarini was determined

to run her best race

in the 300-meter hurdles at

the Class 3A Homewood-

Flossmoor Sectional on

Friday, May 10.

Not only did the Lincoln-Way

East sophomore

do that, she posted

the state’s top time in the

event this season.

Sciarini pulled away

from a talented field that included

five state qualifiers

to win by nearly a second,

finishing in 44.48 seconds.

“I just really wanted to

get that [personal record]

really bad and get that

first-place spot,” Sciarini

said. “This feels great going

into state. My goal is to

medal at state.”

With a fifth-place finish

in the 100 hurdles, Sciarini’s

time of 15.53 was

enough to send her to state

in that event as well.

She also qualified on the

Griffins’ 1,600 relay team,

along with Ibukun Ajifolokun,

Sophia Barnard

and Taylor Wright, which

finished second in 4:03.62.

The state meet is set for

Friday, May 17 and Saturday,

May 18 at Eastern Illinois

University in Charleston.

The Griffins finished

second at the H-F Sectional

with 85 points as

the host Vikings ran away

with the title with 141.

Thornwood (60) was

third, followed by Lockport

(44), Bloom (42) and

Lincoln-Way Central (40).

Lincoln-Way East tied

H-F, the state’s top-ranked

team, at the SouthWest

Suburban Blue meet.

“Being in the same conference

and sectional as the

top team in the state only

pushes our kids and makes

us better,” East coach Brian

Evans said. “[At conference],

we spent a lot

of time focused on team

competition. This week,

we were a little more specific

with our lineup with

making sure people qualified,

so that will leave us

a little further back in the

team standings.”

Like Sciarini, Wright

advanced to state in three


Along with the 1,600

relay, the Eastern Illinois

recruit finished third in

the long jump (18 feet, 4

inches) and fourth in the

400 (58.26).

“I’m very excited,”

Wright said. “I had one PR

today [in the long jump] so

I was really excited about

that. My 400 wasn’t the

best, but there’s always

a lesson to learn for state

and I’m just glad I made it.

“I want to make the finals

in both events at state

and one of my biggest

goals is to end with a PR

in the 400.”

East’s Emma Barnard

won the pole vault (11-3),

emerging atop a highly

competitive field as three

vaulters topped 11 feet and

five qualified for state, including

her teammate, Ali

Van Dyke (10-3), who was


“Everyone’s goal [at

state] is to win,” Barnard

said. “I just hope I do personally

my best. It doesn’t

matter what others do.

“It’s more of a mental

game. It’s just breathing,

not letting the moment

control you, making it a

positive thing and loving

the sport that you’re doing.”

East senior Jenna Couwenhoven

had a runnerup

finish in the 1,600

(5:22.93), while freshman

Mariam Azeez also qualified

in the long jump (18

feet), with a fourth-place


The Griffins won the

3,200 relay with Couwenhoven,

Ashley Mills,

Kate Guderjan and Grace

Newton posting a time of

9:32.60, while their 800

relay team of Azeez, Sophia

Barnard, Ibukun Ajifolokun

and Ore Ajifolokun

(1:43.69) qualified with a

fourth-place finish.

Lincoln-Way Central

senior Mackenzie Brownrigg

has been waiting a

long time for the track


It’s what she’s been

working toward ever since

a stress fracture in her tibia

kept her out of the entire

cross country season last


“Being out that time

was definitely a big internal

motivator for this

track season,” she said.

“My teammates kept me

motivated going to rehab,

which was difficult in itself.

“I kind of lost my competitive

edge at the beginning

of the season, but

going from indoor to outdoor

season, something


Brownrigg, an Illinois

State recruit, battled to the

end of the 1600 with her

longtime rival, Couwenhoven,

pulling out the win

in 5:19.23.

Brownrigg’s fellow

distance runner on the

Knights, Merrigan Allen,

will join her at state after

a runner-up finish in the

3200 (11:27.80).

“My plan was to just

hang with the front pack

in the first mile, but the

pace was kind of not there

so I just decided to go out

and lead, which is very not

usual for me at all,” Allen

said. “It wasn’t my plan at

all, but it still turned out


Central’s Jess LiVigni

earned her first trip to state

with a second-place finish

in the pole vault (11-3).

“In conference last

week, I jumped 10-3 and

won it,” LiVigni said. “I

came here and had people

to push me and ended up

getting a PR by a foot.

It’s awesome to have that

competitive aspect.”

The Knights’ Nora Ansburg

qualified with a thirdplace

finish in the discus


Lockport junior Madison

Polinski didn’t know

if qualifying for state in

the 800 was a realistic

possibility. She was just

focused on putting up her

best time, but a wild finish

in the event opened the

door and Polinski took full


She was fourth coming

down the backstretch,

but when a Lincoln-Way

Central runner tripped just

before the finish line, Polinski

leaped over her and

wound up in second, advancing

to state in 2:23.97.

“I was trying to catch

her then she went down in

front of me,” Polinski said.

“I just kind of hurdled over

her. I didn’t even know I

qualified. I wasn’t sure if I

got second or third.”

This Week In

Griffins Varsity



■May ■ 18 – hosts Naperville

North, 9 a.m.

■May ■ 20 – hosts Minooka,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 21 – hosts LW East

Regional semifinal, 4:30


Girls Soccer

■May ■ 17 – at LW Central

Regional final, 5 p.m.


■May ■ 16 – at Bolingbrook,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 17 – hosts

Charleston, 4 p.m.

■May ■ 18 – hosts Downers

Grove South, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 21 – at LW West

Regional semifinal, 4:30


Boys Tennis

■May ■ 17-18 – hosts LW

East Sectional, TBA

Girls Track and Field

■May ■ 17-18 – State Meet

at Eastern Illinois U., 9 a.m.

Boys Volleyball

■May ■ 16 – hosts Sandburg,

5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 21 – hosts LW East

Regional semifinal, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 22 – hosts LW East

Regional final, 5:30 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■May ■ 17-18 – State Finals

at Stevenson, TBA

Girls Water Polo

■May ■ 16-18 – State Finals

at Stevenson, TBA

Lincoln-Way co-op


Boys Lacrosse

■May ■ 17-22 – at Lockport

Sectional, TBA

Girls Lacrosse

■May ■ 17-22 – at

Washington Sectional, TBA

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Athlete of the week

10 Questions

with Alicia Pearson


Seventh heaven: Griffins win

seventh straight conference title


Freelance Reporter

Alicia Pearson is a junior

water polo player and

swimmer at Lincoln-Way


How long have you

played water polo and

how long have you

been swimming?

I started playing water

polo in sixth or seventh

grade, and I’ve been swimming

forever. Since first or

second grade, I’ve always

been involved in the water.

My brother [Austin] decided

one day that he wanted

to swim, and I was the

little sister, so I followed


How did you decide

to start playing water


A bunch of people had

said that it was a really fun

sport and I had played soccer

in the past, so I had that

competitive part of me. A

bunch of friends were doing

it and said, ‘Let’s have

fun’, so we did.

What do you like most

about water polo?

I love that you can work

as a team toward a goal.

With swimming, obviously

you have a team, but

it’s more individual. I love

that in water polo you’re

always working as a team.

How do you want to

keep improving going


Working hard and keeping

my focus is going to

be really important. I just

want to keep getting better

and come back strong for

my senior season.

What have you

learned from coach

Kendra Will?

That you always have to

be aware of what you’re

doing and be focused at all

times. Even when all your

friends are around, you

have to stay focused.

If you could be

anybody else for a

day, who would you

want to be?

I really like Katie

Ledecky. It’d be cool to

be her for a day and be an

Olympic swimmer.

If they were making a

movie about your life,

who should play you?

My mom [Ray-u], definitely.

She’s been there

every step of the way and

she’s always there to hype

Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

me up. I’m really grateful

for her.

You’re stranded on a

deserted island and

can have an endless

supply of one food.

What do you pick?

Tacos, for sure. I love

tacos. I like any kind, but

mostly beef, and definitely

soft shell.

What’s your favorite

TV show?

Definitely “The Office.”

It gives me a break from

everything and it’s just so


Do you have any

hidden talents?

I’m also really into

music. I play the piano

and cello. I’ve played the

piano as long as I’ve been

involved with swimming,

and I started the cello in

fourth grade.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar

The Lincoln-Way East

boys tennis team doesn’t

seem to ever rebuild. The

Griffins just have continued


That showed as East

once again captured the

SouthWest Suburban Blue

championship on Saturday,

May 11 at Lockport.

East won with a total

of 38 points. Lockport

(32 points) was second,

followed by Homewood-

Flossmoor (28), Sandburg

(17) and Bolingbrook (0).

East has now won seven

straight SWSC championships,

capping a 2019 season

which saw the Griffins

(8-0 this season) extend

their SWSC Conference

win streak to 61 straight

dual meet victories, dating

back to 2012.

“The 2019 season has

been a story in developing

our younger players to

gain experience, especially

in Saturday tournament

play,” East coach Chris

Olson said. “So, to fulfill

the lofty expectations

established by last year’s

graduating senior class,

when we graduated 8 out

of our starting 11 from a

year ago, has been special.

“This group has not only

met but far surpassed our

expectations, within an undefeated

dual meet conference

season. We had beaten

Lockport and Homewood-

Flossmoor in dual meet play

by scores of 4-3 during the

regular season. So, we knew

coming into [last Saturday]

that the tournament would

be very evenly matched between

the top three teams.

The tournament got off to a

Lincoln-Way East won its seventh straight boys tennis

conference title on Saturday, May 11. PHOTO SUBMITTED

great start as we went 7-0 in

the semifinal round, giving

us a significant lead heading

into the championship


The Griffins had a trio

of champions. At third singles,

sophomore Andrew

Ernst defeated Myles Prado

from H-F 5-7, 6-2, 7-6

(5). In third doubles, it was

juniors David Vargas and

Nick Everhart over Lockport’s

Jacob Cala and John

Evans 7-5, 6-4. At fourth

doubles, it was juniors

Nick Meiners and Austin

Majcina defeating Lockport’s

Evan Carlson and

Ethan Cala 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

“David Vargas and Nick

Everhart had a key win in

turning a match against

Lockport, whom they had

previously lost to during

the dual meet season, at

third doubles in the championship

match,” Olson

said. “Making key adjustments

by stepping up the

aggressiveness of their

volleys and placement of

their serves, they were able

to win the first flight championship

of the day.

“Nick Meiners and

Austin Majcina gave us

an insurmountable lead

with a gritty three-set win

at fourth doubles against

Lockport by displaying

a tremendous amount of

athleticism and court coverage

to pull away in the

third set. Sophomore Andrew

Ernst, who came out

for tennis for the first time

this season, displayed the

consistency and steadiness

which earned him a varsity

starting spot early in April

to win a great three-set

match at third singles.”

East’s other players all

finished second to make

All-Conference. They

were juniors Kevin Galassini

and Emerson Dell at

No. 1 doubles, seniors

Toluwa Balogun and Trent

Hein at second doubles, junior

Parker Watson at first

singles and senior Connor

Wrigley at second singles.

“Overall, this group of

players excelled in the

most difficult situations

and gained a tremendous

amount of experience that

was put on display [at the

conference tournament],”

Olson said.

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LW East’s Johnston savoring time in US

Steve Millar, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East senior

Brooke Johnston is

determined to make the

most of her final weeks as

a Griffins soccer player.

More than that, though,

she’s out to create some

memories of her final

months living in the United


Johnston is from Australia

and plans to move back

with her family at the end

of the year and attend college

in her home country.

“My dad works for BP

and we moved here for

three years for his job,”

Johnston said. “It’ll be

the end of three years at

the end of 2019, so we’re

moving back.”

Johnston moved to

Frankfort in the middle of

her sophomore year – and

in the middle of the winter

- at the start of the 2017.

“I’d never really seen

much snow in my life, so it

was pretty crazy,” she said.

Johnston played soccer

in Australia, and the sport

helped her adjust to life in

a new country. She joined

the Griffins and quickly

bonded with her teammates.

“I was really glad that

I made it here in time for

soccer season,” she said.

“It made it so much easier

because I got to see all

my teammates six days

a week, which made me

make friendships right

away and it helped me

get comfortable in school,


Johnston said it was

tough leaving behind

members of her extended

family – and even two siblings

– in Australia.

“Two of my older brothers

still live in Australia,

so it was different being

apart from them,” she said.

“Meeting new people every

day was kind of crazy

at first, but now it’s great.”

Johnston, who’s been

playing soccer since she

was 5 years old, quickly

carved out a role with the


She was expected to be

a key part of the team’s

attack last season but suffered

a concussion early in

the year.

Johnston’s concussion

symptoms lingered, and it

took about a month and a

half for her to be cleared to

return to play.

“I knew I’d be out at least

a few weeks, but I had to

keep going back each week

for six weeks until I finally

got cleared,” she said. “It

was really frustrating, but

I was so excited when I finally

got cleared.”

Johnston returned at the

end of the regular season

and scored the game-winning

goal in the Griffins’

regional championship

victory over Lincoln-Way


Her season, though, was

much too short for her liking.

“I’m just so glad to be

back playing,” she said. “It

was hard being out. I still

got to go watch my friends

play, so that was still nice,

Australia native Brooke Johnston has had a strong

senior season for Lincoln-Way East. Steve Millar/22nd

Century Media

but it wasn’t the same as


Johnston has returned

with a vengeance, scoring

14 goals and adding three


“Brooke has been outstanding

for us this season,”

Murphy said. “She’s

been putting in important

goals for us.”

Johnston hopes to close

her high school career with

a deep postseason run for

the Griffins.

“Our team’s been really

good, and I think we’re going

to have a really good

season,” she said. “I’m excited.”

Soon after the season

ends, she’ll be headed

back to Australia. It’ll be a

bittersweet move.

“It’ll be sad to say goodbye,”

she said. “I’ve made

some great friendships that

will last forever, though.”


Mokena Foot & Ankle celebrates 25-years of providing

superior care to the Lincoln-Way Community

Dr. Phillip Narcissi

and Dr. Johnny Rossi

are honored to be named

the best podiatrist in the

South Suburbs in the 2019

Southwest Choice Awards.

Dr Narcissi started this

practice in 1993 as the first

ankle and foot specialist

in Mokena. “It seems like

yesterday I answered the

phone to schedule my first

patient.” He remembers

driving and walking through

Mokena trying to find office

space. Lucky for him, Dr.

Chip Patterson had office

space adjacent to his dental

practice become available.

With his families help,

he was able to build out

the space and begin the

practice. Dr. Narcissi

immediately became very

involved in the community

with volunteering, coaching

and forming the St Mary’s

Men’s club. Over the past 25

years, he and his wife Diane

continue to be involved in

Mokena as they raise their

six children. With a growing

practice, Dr. Narcissi moved

to their current location at

19841 Wolf Rd, added

additional offices in Hazel

Crest and Beecher and

hired Dr. Johnny Rossi. Dr.

Rossi was born and raised

in Lansing, Illinois. Also a

graduate of the University of

Illinois, he is married and has

three children. Dr. Rossi has

trained extensively in rear

foot and ankle surgery.

What sets Mokena Foot

and Ankle apart is they are

a family friendly, state of the

art, comprehensive practice

that takes care of all your

foot and ankle needs. In the

current age of corporate

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on staying on top of the most

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What has defined Dr.

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Rossi over the past 25 years

is not just their knowledge

and expertise but their

philosophy of conservative

care first approach. Although

both are board certified

surgeons by the American

Board of Foot and Ankle

Surgery and Fellows of the

American College of Foot

and Ankle Surgeons they

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Dr. Phillip Narcissi, Dr.

Johnny Rossi and the staff

of Mokena Foot and Ankle

would like to Thank You

for allowing us to be part

of your medical family and

community for the past 25

years and voting us as the

best Podiatric Practice in

the Southwest Suburbs in

the 2019 Southwest Choice


Submitted by Dr. Phil Narcissi,

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2-1 equals 21 straight wins for Providence

Steve Millar, Sports Editor

Providence’s usual path to

success during a winning streak

that’s lasted more than a month

has involved slugging its way to

victory, and with the wind howling

out on May 9, the Celtics

may have expected more of the


However, Lincoln-Way East

ace and Pitt recruit Danielle

Drogemuller presented a challenge

that forced Providence to

win in a different fashion.

The host Celtics did just that,

getting great pitching from Nicole

Mucha and Laila Summers

and stringing together just

enough hits for a 2-1 win over

the Griffins.

It was the 21st straight victory

for Providence, which extended

its school record streak and improved

to 25-3.

“This was a good one for us,”

Providence coach Jay Biesterfeld

said. “We haven’t had a

lot of low-scoring games. Our

pitchers did a good job of keeping

the ball low in the zone and

getting a lot of groundballs.

“We got some key hits and

were able to score a couple


Mucha was terrific in outdueling

Drogemuller. She allowed

one run on four hits over five

innings, pitching around four


“I was just going in to throw

first-pitch strikes,” Mucha said.

“I knew they could hit, so I just

needed to hit my spots.

“I had to do this a lot in big

games last year, so I guess I’m

pretty good under the pressure.”

The Griffins (17-5) struck first

in the second inning when Chloe

Geijer walked, stole second and

scored on a clutch two-out single

from No. 9 hitter Ashley Esposito.

The Celtics immediately answered,

though, with some of

bottom-of-the-order punch of its


In the bottom of the second,

Mucha walked and Maggie

Hurley (2-for-2) singled. Claudia

Utz and Brittany Rabe, the

seventh and eighth hitters in the

Celtics’ lineup, then followed

with back-to-back RBI singles to

put Providence up 2-1.

“We’re usually really good at

hitting, up and down our lineup,”

Utz said. “It’s great we can depend

on each other so if the bottom

of our lineup isn’t having a

great day we can usually rely on

the top and vice versa.”

Rabe’s hit proved to be the


“It felt good,” she said. “I was

just trying to hit it up the middle,

but I was a little late, but it was

a good hit.

“(The winning streak) is

amazing. I can’t wait to play the

next game because I just want to


Mucha and Summers took it

from there.

Summers struck out three over

the final two innings, allowing

just one hit.

“It was good to get Laila into

that pressure situation in the

sixth and seventh because she’s

used to starting,” Biesterfeld

said. “She really did a good job.”

Drogemuller did all she could

to keep the Griffins in it, striking

out seven and allowing five hits

in six innings.

Chloe Honchar reached base

three times for East with a single

and two walks.

A day before the win over

East, on May 8, the Celtics

clinched the outright GCAC Red

title with a 14-0 rout of Fenwick.

Shannon Smith had a home

run and three RBIs and Summers

threw a five-inning shutout.

The Griffins picked up a 3-0

win over Homewood-Flossmoor

on May 7. Payton Wuske was the

winner in the circle with seven

strikeouts while Danielle Stewart

went 2-for-3. Then on May 8,

East hosted Sandburg and won

by a score of 10-3. Drogemuller

(2-for-3) and Esposito (2-for-3, 3

RBI) paced the offense for East.

Nicole Mucha delivers a pitch

against Lincoln-Way East on

May 9. Mucha was the winning

pitcher in Providence’s 2-1

victory. STEVE MILLAR/22ND


Stewart, who homered May

6 in a 6-2 loss to Lockport, said

it’s key for the Griffins not to get

down on themselves.

“We just need to stay positive,

play our hardest and trust ourselves,”

Stewart said. “We have

the players to win.”


Lincoln-Way players bow out on day one of state tournament

LW East’s Carlson,

KIrschsieper conclude

careers with state trip

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way West’s top

doubles team of junior Allison

Hullinger and senior Shauna

O’Malley won a sectional title

and earned a 13-16 seed for state


The pair had their sights set on

making it to the second day at

state, but fell just short of the top

16, going 2-2 at Eastern Illinois

University in Charleston.

“I thought they gave it their

all,” Thompson said, “We knew

it was going to be hard against

Bradley. We beat them three

times this season and they were

all close matches, so it was difficult

to face them again.”

Hullinger and O’Malley

opened the tournament Friday,

May 10 with a tight 29-27, 23-21

loss to Bradley’s Myra Zaheer

and Josie Majka.

The Warriors’ duo then

bounced back to beat Schaumburg’s

Vickie Wang and Lora

Kusaku 21-11, 21-19 and Sandburg’s

Kate Hudson and Britany

Higgins 21-18, 21-10.

In the consolation third round,

Friday’s final round, Hullinger

and O’Malley fell 21-15, 11-21,

21-16 to Hinsdale Central’s Lily

McCain and Angela Berti.

“That second game against

Hinsdale Central was the best

they’ve played all tournament,”

Thompson said. “I thought they

were back. I think Shaunna had a

little muscle pull in her back and

that hurt them in the third game.”

West’s No. 2 doubles team of

Kayla Wojcik and Emilia Evans

dropped its two matches, 15-21,

21-17, 21-17 to Downers Grove

North’s Katie Hilt and Claire

Drobny, and 21-15, 21-14 to

Buffalo Grove’s Lindsey Lehrfield

and Grace Martin.

“I told them that when we look

back over the season, they’re

going to realize how awesome

it was,” Thompson said. “I

couldn’t ask for greater people

to be around.”

The tournament was the final

one of a 25-year coaching career

for Thompson, who’s retiring.

“It was really awesome to be

honored at state,” Thompson

said. “Now, I’m a little sad.”

Lincoln-Way Central senior

Gillian Underhill made her second

state appearance and got her

first win at state, going 1-2.

She beat Joliet Central’s

Daisy Catalan 21-16, 21-18 in

the consolation first round, but

dropped matches to players

from Hinsdale South and Prospect.

“Her getting that win was

great,” Central coach Ryan Pohlmann

said. “It was something

that she had as a goal at the beginning

of the season.”

Underhill went through some

struggles this season, finishing

last at the SouthWest Suburban

Red meet, but rebounded to win

a sectional title and get a victory

at state.

“Going into sectionals, she just

said it was her senior year and she

was going to lay it all on the line,

play with a little reckless abandon,”

Pohlmann said. “She’s confident

and she kind of relied on that.”

Lincoln-Way East seniors

Paige Carlson and Casey Kirschsieper

were both able to finish

their careers at state, though both

went 0-2.

Carlson fell 21-9, 21-13 to

Willowbrook’s Hanna Konrath

and 21-17, 21-15 to Hersey’s Susan


Kirschsieper lost 21-8, 21-14

to T.F. South’s Ivy Flores and

21-16, 21-9 to Buffalo Grove’s

Claire McLoone.

46 | May 16, 2019 | the frankfort station sports


HOF pick ‘special’ for Martin

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Longtime Lincoln-Way

East girls basketball coach

Jim Martin has always

felt a bond with his fellow

coaches, so earning admiration

from those within the

profession means a bit more

than getting it from outsiders.

That’s why Martin was so

touched when he heard he’d

been chosen for the Illinois

Basketball Coaches Association

Hall of Fame.

He was inducted into the

hall in a May 4 ceremony in


“It was a special night,”

Martin said. “It was very

nice recognition from my

coaching peers. These are the

basketball coaches, so these

are the guys you’ve worked

with, coached against. To be

recognized by them makes

you feel respected and that

you’ve done some good in

the coaching world.

“When I started out of college

in 1981 coaching junior

high basketball, who would

have ever thought that 38

years later I’d be inducted

into a Hall of Fame?”

Martin, a Frankfort resident,

was the only girls

basketball coach in Lincoln-

Way East history until he

retired in June last year and

was replaced by his longtime

assistant, Jim Nair.

After coaching boys for

nearly 20 years with stops

at Fenwick, Stevenson, Oak

Lawn and Riverside-Brookfield,

Martin – who became

an assistant girls coach under

Don Hayes at Lincoln-

Way in 1998 – was tabbed

to start the girls program at

East in 2001.

He had originally applied

for the East boys job, which

went to Rich Kolimas.

“I would have hired Rich

Jim Martin was the first coach of the Lincoln-Way East girls

basketball program and won 341 games in 17 seasons.


Kolimas over me, too,” Martin

said. “Then they asked

me to start the girls program

at East. It was basketball. I

didn’t see it as any different

because it was girls. I taught

it the same way, coached it

the same way.

“The girls have a few more

pasta parties and things like

that, but other than that, we

did everything the same.”

Martin’s East teams had

immediate success, with

future WNBA player Jenna

Rubino [McCormick] starring

on the first edition of

the Griffins, who went 19-8.

Rubino McCormick, who

lives in Frankfort, followed

Martin into coaching and

had a stint as head coach at


“Coach Martin was kind

of the foundation for my

knowledge of the game,”

she said. “He was such an

offensive-minded coach. He

really understood how to put

people in position to be successful


“I learned a lot from him

as a player and as a coach.

I’ve always appreciated how

he doesn’t settle. He always

pushed you to your full potential.”

Martin continued to win

throughout his 17 seasons

at East, going 341-153. The

Griffins won 20 or more

games 10 times, including

in nine of Martin’s final 11

years – they won 18 and 19

in the other two.

East won nine regional

titles under Martin.

“I had a great first group

of girls and the program kind

of blossomed from there,”

Martin said. “You start out

with Jenna Rubino, the

Scheifelbein twins [Courtney

and Kristina]. Then you

have players like Kersten

Magrum and Taylor Johnson.

“Having kids like that

doesn’t hurt you. I was very

fortunate to have great players.”

Martin also credited his

assistant coaches. Nair

coached with him on the

lower levels at Lincoln-

Way, became his assistant

at East, left to become the

head coach at North when it

opened, then assisted Martin

again at East after North


“I was very fortunate to

have Jim Nair until he went

to North,” Martin said. “All

the other coaches I had with

me through my time were

fantastic and I couldn’t have

done it without them. I had a

great administration that was

very supportive of me, too.”

East athletic director Mark

Vander Kooi said the administrators

appreciated Martin

not only for his coaching

abilities, but his skills as a

guidance counselor and for

who he is as a person.

“He’s this kind, nurturing

guidance counselor, but then

when he got on the court, he

was a very fierce competitor

and obviously very successful,”

Vander Kooi said.

“He’s just a tremendous person,

and a great example of

what high school educators

should be about.”

For Martin, the Hall of

Fame induction served as an

opportunity for stories to be

told and many great memories

to come back to the forefront

of his mind.

He especially enjoyed

sharing the moment with his

wife, Cari, and children Michael

and Sarah.

“My family was very supportive,”

he said. “I lost a lot

of time. My son played basketball

and I missed some

of his games. My daughter

was in music and I may have

missed a concert here and


“My wife gave a lot. She’s

an amazing coach’s wife.

She loves basketball, she understood

how much it meant

to me and she supported it.

My kids are adults now and

we’re sharing our time together.

It was great to have

them there for the induction.”

Martin said retirement has

been good to him so far. Of

course, he still spends plenty

of time at East sporting


“Stepping back from the

game, I miss it, but I’ve had

an enjoyable year watching

games, sitting in the stands,

watching people coach, and

trying to be a mentor if I can

in any way,” he said.

high school


The rest of the week in high school sports

Boys track and field

Four conference champs for Griffins

Fard Farrakhan had a personal-best high jump

of 6 feet, 6 inches to win the SouthWest Suburban

Blue title on May 8. He helped Lincoln-Way

East (125 points) finish third in a tight race for the

team title, behind Homewood-Flossmoor (133.5)

and Lockport (128).

Other champions for the Griffins were Brett

Gardner in the 1,600 (4:26.88), John Kruzel in

the discus (164-4.5) and Julian Bendy in the pole

vault (12-2).

Farrakhan also had a pair of runner-up finishes,

in the long jump (21-7.75) and triple jump (45-7).


3-1 week for Griffins

Cole Kirschsieper fired a three-hit complete

game shutout as Lincoln-Way East knocked off

Joliet Catholic 1-0 on Friday, May 10 in a battle

of two of the state’s top teams. Ryan McCoy

drove in the lone run.

The Griffins also beat Burlington Central 7-4

on Saturday, May 11, and split a pair of games

with Stagg – falling 2-1 on May 6 and winning

13-6 on May 8.

Girls soccer

Lincoln-Way East 2, Bradley-Bourbonnais 1

Lucy Clayton and Kayleigh Hanlon each

scored a goal as the Griffins topped SouthWest

Suburban Red champion Bradley-Bourbonnais

on May 7.

Lincoln-Way East 1, Plainfield Central 1

Brooke Johnston scored for the Griffins in the

tie on May 9.

Boys volleyball

Lincoln-Way East d. Bolingbrook 25-19, 25-14

Wil McPhillips had 11 kills in the May 9 win.

Trevor Lewis added six kills and 12 assists, and

Danny Pacini had 15 digs.

Boys lacrosse

Lincoln-Way co-op 13, Dunlap 5

Vince Grunert had four goals in the Saturday,

May 11 contest to lead Lincoln-Way (14-3, 9-0)

to the road win, which sealed its second straight

conference championship.

Girls lacrosse

Lincoln-Way co-op 25, Downers Grove co-op 13

Caroline Behrens scored eight goals and Erika

Ho added five as Lincoln-Way stayed undefeated,

improving to 13-0.

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MArk Korosa/22nd century


1st and 3

Three Athletes

to watch in state

events this week

1. Taylor Wright

Wright (above), the

senior leader of a

young LW East track

team, qualified for

state in the 400

meters and long

jump, and as part

of the 1,600 relay


2. Katie Sciarini

Sciarini will also

compete in three

events at state. She

has the state’s top

time in the 300

hurdles, and also

advanced in the 100

hurdles and on the

1,600 relay team.

3. Adam Hudson

Hudson, the leading

scorer on the LW

East boys water polo

team, had four goals

in the sectional final

win. He looks to lead

the Griffins to their

first state trophy.

Water Polo

Four-peat: Griffins boys roll to fourth straight sectional title

LW East girls come

up short against


STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East’s

boys water polo team

didn’t just win the Lincoln-Way

West Sectional.

The Griffins dominated it.

East won all three of its

games by double digits,

including a 17-6 rout of

Andrew in the sectional

championship game on

Saturday, May 11.

“It’s always good to

play well when it matters,”

senior Adam Hudson

said. “We were out

here to prove a point and

show what we’re bringing

to state.”

The Griffins (22-8),

making their fourth straight

appearance at state, are set

to take on New Trier (21-

12) in a quarterfinal at

4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17

at Stevenson.

Hudson led East with

four goals and fellow senior

Ryan Kilpatrick added

three. Gabe Dirienzo,

Noah Schor, Patrick Rossetto

and Bryce Wyma

scored two goals apiece

while Jacob Falejczyk and

Jayden Lott each scored


Max Gilmore made nine


“Our bench has been really

deep this year so it’s

nice to be able to rely on

those guys,” Hudson said.

Lincoln-Way East celebrates in the pool after its 17-6 win over Andrew in the Lincoln-

Way West Sectional championship game on Saturday, May 11. JEFF VORVA/22ND


“We had a lot of players

getting involved.”

The Griffins led 4-1 after

a quarter and 9-3 by


After Andrew (17-11)

pulled within 5-2 early in

the second, East reeled off

four straight goals as Hudson

connected before Kilpatrick

scored two in a row

and Schor made it 9-2.

“I think this is the best

we’ve played all season,”

Kilpatrick said.

The Griffins’ offense

was lights-out throughout

the sectional as East beat

Stagg 22-2 in the May 9

quarterfinal and routed

Lincoln-Way Central 25-8

in a semifinal on Friday,

May 10.

“One thing we needed to

try to connect on was our

offense,” East coach Ryan

Lodes said. “We’ve struggled

a bit to score, but we

had it all going this week.

“We understand that

we’ve gotten to this point

because it’s the buy-in

from everybody, from

guys coming off the bench

to guys we just pulled up

from JV. We have 19 on

the roster and the 19 are all

pushing each other.”

The Griffins got goals

from seven different players

in the second half as

they cruised to the victory.

The state quarterfinal

appearance will be the seventh

in program history.

East has yet to win a game

at state.

“We just need to keep on

playing how we’ve been

playing and hopefully we

get something out of it,”

Kilpatrick said. “It’d mean

a lot to go up there and get

a win.”

The Griffins will find

themselves in a new position

as they will go into

their quarterfinal as the

higher-ranked team. East

is ranked No. 10 by illpolo.com.

New Trier, which

was seeded third in its sectional,

is No. 14.

“We’ll be ready,” Lodes

said. “We’re going to play

our game up there and I

think that’s our remedy.

The past years we’ve gone

up there and played other

peoples’ games.”

Bringing home a state

trophy would be the next

major step for a program

that’s had so much success

locally in recent years.

“These guys have the

opportunity to do it and it’s

on them now,” Lodes said.

“These guys have seen that

you have to fight for it, and

I think they know more so

than any other team we’ve

had how to do that.”

LW Central pulls away late

to knock off LW East girls

The Griffins’ girls team

could not get back to state

for the second straight season,

falling 11-8 to Lincoln-Way

Central in the

sectional championship


Senior Megan Cales

scored five goals to lead

the Knights (22-5), who

are set to take on Naperville

North (30-3) in a

state quarterfinal at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 16.

Mady Athos and Madi

Jager added two goals

each, while Sierra Maze

and Anna Bethke each

scored once.

Cali Burns paced Lincoln-Way

East (19-10-

1) with three goals. Tina

Winter scored twice, while

Jordan Bruni and Emma

Hernandez each had a


Burns’ third goal, with

1:10 left in the third quarter,

tied the game 6-6.

Athos, though, sent the

Knights into the fourth

quarter with momentum

when she scored from outside

with just 24 seconds

to go in the third.

She then scored early

in the fourth, putting in a

rebound after Jackie Mc-

Guire’s shot was saved.

The Griffins beat Andrew

14-2 and Homewood-Flossmoor

15-4 to

reach the finals.


“To be recognized by them makes you feel respected and

that you’ve done some good in the coaching world.’”

Jim Martin - Longtime Lincoln-Way East girls basketball coach, on being inducted into the

Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame after a successful 17-year career with the Griffins

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Girls Soccer, 5 p.m., Friday, May 17

Lincoln-Way Central Regional final

• The championship game of the regional,

which may include the Knights and Griffins.


43 - Athlete of the Week

42 - This Week In

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

Steve Millar, s.millar@22ndcm.com.

Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | May 16, 2019


LW East boys water

polo wins fourth straight

sectional, Page 47

top speed LW

East’s Sciarini runs

state’s best time in

hurdles, Page 42

Longtime Lincoln-Way East girls basketball coach inducted into IBCA Hall of Fame, Page 46

LEFT: Former Lincoln-Way East girls basketball coach Jim Martin (left) was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 4. Photo submitted

BELOW: Jim Martin coached Lincoln-Way East’s girls basketball team for 17 seasons and won 341 games. 22nd Century Media file photo

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