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Police, first responders and residents come together at Night Out Against Crime, Page 3

Frankfort

firefighter and

EMT John

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dances with

his 3-year-old

son Gavin on

Aug. 6 during

Frankfort’s

annual Night Out

Against Crime

event at Breidert

Green. Mary

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Century Media

Tee time

LWSRA golf outing

draws more than 100

golfers, Page 4

Village

amendment

Sweepstake machines

prohibited in Frankfort,

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THURSDAY

Cruisin’ Frankfort

5-8 p.m. Aug. 15, Downtown

Frankfort. Sponsored

by the Frankfort Car Club.

Enjoy viewing classic cars

as they line the streets of

downtown Frankfort.

It’s a Teen Book Club (Gr.

6-12)

6-7 p.m. Aug. 15, 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

“Sadie” by Courtney Summers.

Sadie’s been raising

her sister Mattie in an isolated

Colorado town, trying

her best to provide a

normal life and keep their

heads above water. When

Mattie is found dead, and

the police investigation is

botched, Sadie is determined

to bring her sister’s

killer to justice.

Maggie Speaks

Doors open 6 p.m.,

Show 8 p.m., DJ 11 p.m.-

1 a.m. Aug. 15, CD&ME,

23320 South La Grange

Road, Frankfort. Maggie

Speaks changed the world

of cover bands. Dance and

sing to your favorites, from

that 80s song you love

reaching back to the 50s

to Top 40 hits released just

last week. Having shared

the stage with names like

Earth Wind and Fire, The

Doobie Brothers, .38 Special,

and Jay Leno, among

many others, Maggie

Speaks is considered one

of the hottest live bands

in Chicago – and has been

for 20 straight years and

counting.

D210 Board of Education

meeting

7 p.m. Aug. 15, Knights’

Round Table Hall, Lincoln-Way

Central, 1801

E. Lincoln Highway,

New Lenox. All regularly

scheduled Board of Education

meetings begin at 7

p.m. in the Knights’ Round

Table Hall at Lincoln-Way

Central unless otherwise

noted.

FRIDAY

Frankfort Township Senior

Trip: Woodstock Tour

Aug. 16, through Sunday,

Aug. 18. Package includes

two nights of deluxe

lodging, two hotel breakfast

meals, one lunch meal,

one dinner meal, snacks at

Rock Hall, all taxes and

gratuities, luncheon on

The Nautica Queen and

shopping for bell bottoms.

Tour highlights include

a Moon Rock Evening at

the Rock & Roll Hall of

Fame with snacks, music

and dancing, as well as

a Woodstock Rock Gala

with dinner, music and

dancing.

10th Annual Back to

School Bash

6-8 p.m. Aug. 16, Commissioners

Park, 22108

S. 80th Ave., Frankfort.

School has started and

what a way to celebrate.

Join the Frankfort Park

District for the annual

Back to School Bash. The

evening will consist of

field and carnival games,

music, craft area, giant inflatable,

touch-a-truck and

concessions, plus playtime

at Fort Frankfort and in

the Splash Park. We ask

that all kids bring a school

supply to donate to a worthy

cause. These school

supplies will be given to

children in need. Rain location:

Founders Community

Center gym, 140 Oak

St., Frankfort.

SW

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SATURDAY

Woodstock 50th Event

Sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17

and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday,

Aug. 18, 4 W. Nebraska

St., Historic Downtown

Frankfort. Enjoy groovy

sales, live music, sweet

rewards and much more.

Music will be performed

by Robin Chandler and

Friends; Bruce Stone and

Brad; Mokena Mike and

John Weeks; and The Rescue

Dogs with John Cymerman,

Billy Sheppard,

Mark Collier and Robin.

SUNDAY

Frankfort Country Market

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 18,

Downtown Frankfort,

Enjoy a variety of fresh

produce, prepared foods,

plants and specialty products

locally grown. Special

events and demos throughout

the season.

Concerts on the Green:

Johnny Russler & The

Beach Bum Band

6:30–8 p.m. Aug. 18,

Breidert Green, White and

Kansas streets, Frankfort.

Sponsored by the Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy “live” music

in downtown Frankfort.

No admission charge.

Bring lawn chairs and a

blanket for your enjoyment.

MONDAY

Splash Park Hour Change

Starting Aug. 19, Splash

Park, 22108 S. 80th Ave,

Frankfort. Beginning Aug.

19, the hours are as follows:

10 a.m. to noon and

12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday

– Sunday. The Splash Park

will close for the season on

Aug. 30. There is a limit

of 60 patrons per session,

according to splash park

safety codes. The facility

will be cleared of users

between sessions. Concessions

are available. Admission

is charged on a firstcome,

first-served basis at

the splash park entry gate.

Fees are $1 per resident

and $2 per non-resident.

Children 1 and under are

free. Children under the

age of 12 require a parent

and/or guardian present.

Microsoft Word 2013

Basics

7-8 p.m. Aug. 19, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Learn

how to create and edit documents

with Word 2013.

Learn to navigate, format

text, and insert pictures.

Prerequisite: Participants

must know how to navigate

the keyboard and use

a mouse.

Village Board Meeting

7 p.m. Aug. 19, Frankfort

Administration Building,

432 W. Nebraska St.,

Frankfort. The Village

Board meets the first and

third Monday each month.

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WEDNESDAY

D157-C Board of Education

meeting

7 p.m. Aug. 21, Frankfort

School District 157-

C Administrative Center,

located at Grand Prairie

School, 10482 West Nebraska

St., Frankfort. Interested

parties who wish

to speak at a Board meeting

may do so during the

“Public Forum” portions

on the agenda when they

will be recognized by the

board president. Agendas

for the Board meetings are

available online 48 hours

before the regular scheduled

meetings.

UPCOMING

Cruisin’ Frankfort

5–8 p.m. Thursday, Aug.

22, Downtown Frankfort.

Sponsored by the Frankfort

Car Club. Enjoy viewing

classic cars as they line

the streets of downtown

Frankfort.

One of These Nights

Doors open 6 p.m.,

show 8 p.m., DJ 11 p.m.-

1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22,

CD&ME, 23320 South

La Grange Road, Frankfort.

One of these Nights

is a 2+ hour note for note

tribute to the Eagles and

the solo work of Don Henley,

Glenn Frey and Joe

Walsh. You will hear all

of your favorite hits from

“Take It Easy” to “Hotel

California” with some surprises

in between. One of

these Nights does not simply

play the music of the

Eagles, they become the

Eagles.


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Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Several hundred residents

and guests stopped

by downtown Frankfort to

touch a truck, taste food

from Joey’s Red Hots and

enjoy the music of DJ

Keith Wallace — who also

serves as the executive director

of the Lincolnway

Special Recreation Association

— Aug. 6 at Frankfort’s

Night Out Against

Crime.

“This is the 12th annual

National Night Out,” said

Frankfort Police Department

Sgt. Leanne Bender,

who organized and planned

the event. “Each year we

try and build on what we

have, building more community

partnerships. This

is about building our community

and taking a stand

against crime together.”

National Night Out began

in August 1984. The

first few National Night

Outs began with neighbors

turning on their porch

lights and sitting in front

of their homes. The event

is sponsored by the National

Association of Town

Watch in the United States.

According to National

Town Watch history, the

first event began with 2.5

million residents across

400 communities in 23

states. Today, National

Night Out involves almost

40 million residents across

16,000 communities in the

U.S.

Bender said she could

still recall the very first

National Night Out hosted

by the Village of Frankfort.

Shyann Skinner (left), of Frankfort, a Lincoln-Way

East senior and a cadet with the Frankfort Police

Department, shows Christine Henning and her children

Brody and Brooke the inside of a police car Aug. 6

during the annual Night Out Against Crime event in

Frankfort. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

“We had never done this

before,” she said. “We got

the idea to do hot dogs.

We actually had a big grill

— we weren’t sure how

many people were going to

come, so I bought 100 hot

dogs. I asked [Frankfort

Police Chief John Burica],

‘What if nobody comes?’

He said, ‘We’ll eat hot

dogs all week.’

“Well, we had to keep

going to the grocery store

to keep buying hot dogs

all night because hundreds

of residents showed up,”

Bender added, laughing.

“We wound up buying 400

hot dogs.”

This year, Joey’s Red

Hots brought 700 hot dogs,

she said.

“We upped the number

incrementally since the

first event,” Bender said.

“We probably will run

out.”

Lined up at Breidert

Green were bounce houses,

games, snow cones,

popcorn and much more. A

few more businesses have

joined the annual event,

Bender said.

“The newest business

this year is New York

Life Insurance,” she said.

“They have set up a child

ID station, making child

ID kits.”

Frankfort resident Ken

DeLuc, an agent with the

company, measured and

weighed the children for

the kits that were given to

the parents.

As several residents

began to take part in the

activities for the evening,

Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland

welcomed everyone

to the event.

“Frankfort’s Night Out

is an event for families,”

Holland said. “Here, you

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Scores scramble to Sanctuary to support LWSRA

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

With a pale blue sky

overhead and a slight

breeze to keep the conditions

cool, 159 golfers teed

up for Lincolnway Special

Recreation Association

Foundation’s 12th annual

golf outing Friday, Aug. 9,

at Sanctuary Golf Course

in New Lenox.

Rows upon rows of golf

carts lined the driving

range area for the 11 a.m.

shotgun start, as golfers

eagerly drove off for a day

on the links and the opportunity

to contribute to

LWSRAs programs, which

serve approximately 400

individuals with special

needs in the surrounding

communities, including

Mokena, New Lenox and

Frankfort.

Some holes had special








challenges — such as longest

drive, longest putt and

closest to the pin — where

golfers could earn prizes

or additional raffle tickets

for some of the many raffle

baskets.

Scott Lorenz, president

of LWSRA Foundation’s

board of directors, said he

was glad so many people

chose to participate in this

year’s golf outing because

the money raised goes toward

nearly every aspect

of LWSRA’s programs —

from support of its various

athletic programs to

behind the scenes logistics

that help make any organization

run — all of which

directly or indirectly benefit

the participants.

“I see the benefits that

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Participants at Lincolnway Special Recreation Association Foundation’s annual golf outing vie for a chance to out

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Aug. 9. Former Executive Director Lana Graser was able to do so. PHOTOS BY T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

invaluable to their growth,

not only in sports but in

their everyday life. It really

makes a big difference.”

Executive Director of

LWSRA Keith Wallace

said a big part of the golf

outing is the exposure it

brings for LWSRA and

reaching out to members

of the community who

may not know what the organization

does.

“One in four has a disability

or knows someone

with a disability. So, we

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know there’s more people

out there,” Wallace said.

“So, our goal is to spread

the word and spell the love

of what we do so we can

get the people who don’t

know about us to join our

programs.”

Some participants were

members of other local

organizations with similar

goals as LWSRA.

Charlie Ryl-Kuchar and

Paul Hammerton, both of

whom work with Knights

of Columbus, said it was

one of the booths [has] fun

things for the families to

take part in. There is a serious

side to Night Out. The

Frankfort Police Department

sponsors a number of

community events through

the year.”

While Bender passed

out information and swag

items from the Frankfort

Police Department booth,

Burica stressed the importance

of community involvement.

“In order for policing to

work, you have to work in

the community,” Burica

said. “It’s not done by itself;

it won’t work that

way. What we want is to

have a relationship with

the residents where they

feel comfortable talking to

us.”

Throughout the evening,

Frankfort police officers

and cadets showed children

the inside of a squad

important that organizations

such as theirs work

together to help as many

people as possible.

“We do a lot of charity

work with [LWSRA]. It’s

just a nice organization to

be raising money for, and

we enjoy it,” Ryl-Kuchar

said.

“The work that they do

with kids is absolutely

phenomenal,” Hammerton

added.

For more information on

LWSRA, visit lwsra.org.

car and the Frankfort Fire

Department District provided

information on the

district’s fire trucks.

“We have a program

about community policing;

the purpose is to make

people more comfortable

working with the police”

Holland said. “Criminal

activity can’t be corrected

just by the police. It requires

the help of the citizens.

These events bring

the citizens closer together

with the police force.”


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Frankfort Village Board

Amendment prohibits sweepstake machines

Nuria Mathog, Editor

An ordinance amendment

approved Aug. 5

by the Frankfort Village

Board of Trustees prohibits

sweepstake machines within

the Village’s limits.

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Trustee Keith Ogle said

the Village had adopted

an ordinance in 2010 that

prohibited video gambling

within the boundaries of

Frankfort. The State of Illinois

legalized video gambling

in 2009.

Since then, Ogle said,

there has been a rise in unregulated

sweepstake machines.

“They look and operate

nearly identical to the video

slot and poker machines,

but they attempt to skirt the

gaming laws by advertising

or selling a product, such

as internet time or long

distance phone minutes,”

Ogle said. “So, people are

getting drawn into this.

We’re in the process of

cleaning it up.”

In other action, Mayor

Jim Holland announced the

appointment of Frankfort

resident Casey Stanevicius

to the Village’s Historic

Preservation Commission,

following the resignation

of Shannon Muehlnickel.

Trustee John Clavio said

he was excited to see Stanevicius

take a place on the

commission.

“I hate to admit this,

event amongst myself, but

we’re all getting older, and

that next generation needs

to step up, so it’s exciting

to see that the next generation

is stepping up,” he

said. “And her family is no

stranger to the downtown

and the historic area, so

she’ll be a great addition

there.”

Village officials speak out

against gun violence

Holland noted flags were

flying at half-staff outside

the Village’s administration

building in light of the August

mass shootings in El

Paso, Texas, and Dayton,

Ohio, adding the victims

of the July 28 shooting in

Gilroy, Calif., were also in

the thoughts of Village officials.

“We can’t help but think

about the 46 wounded

people from gunshots and

the seven people who were

killed just this last weekend

in Chicago by gunfire,”

Holland said. “Our society

needs to find better ways to

keep guns out of the hands

of people who will commit

criminal acts with those

guns.”

He stressed there were

multiple local programs

and measures in place designed

to deter criminal

acts, such as anti-bullying

programs at area high

schools and training to help

police officers recognize

and assist individuals with

mental illness, as well as

park districts, churches,

service organizations that

provided “positive experiences

for residents.”

Holland also noted

Frankfort School District

157-C had a new school

resource officer and that

the Village was hiring five

police officers and funding

two directed patrol units

that will “specifically work

on certain potential criminal

activities and threats.”

“Our department provides

active shooter training

to the schools and also

to organizations and others

who ask for active shooter

training,” Holland said.

“Our police receive training

in major incidents. All

of our police understand

that there is a need for immediate

response.”

Several trustees also expressed

their condolences

and support for the victims

and survivors of the shootings.

“I can’t echo enough the

sentiment for the victims

and the families,” Clavio

said, adding he appreciated

that the Lincoln-Way

community was hosting

a presentation on active

shooting awareness and

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Park district seeks to fill vacant commissioner seat

Submitted by Frankfort

Park District

Frankfort Park District

Commissioner John Reilly

has served on the Board of

Commissioners for seven

years. He submitted his

resignation, which will

be effective following the

Aug. 13 Board meeting.

During his time on the Park

District Board, Reilly has

served as Board president

and recently served as vice

president of the Board.

Reilly has contributed his

time to better the parks

and recreation services for

the residents of Frankfort.

The staff and fellow commissioners

are thankful for

Reilly’s service.

Reilly’s resignation

leaves an open seat on the

Frankfort Park District

Board. The Frankfort Park

District has a five-member

board and will be appointing

a qualified candidate

to fill the open position.

There are 21 months left

remaining in the term that

will serve through May of

2021. Individuals interested

in being considered for

the open commissioner

seat should submit a letter

of interest and resume to

Executive Director Gina

Hassett. Qualifications

for Park District commissioners

include being a

presently registered voter

in the District and having

resided in the District

for at least a year. The

Board of Commissioners

will review the qualified

applicants. For more

information on serving

on the Board, individuals

can contact Hassett at

ghassett@frankfortparks.

org or (815) 469-9400.


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Dental office promotes positive patient experiences

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Going to the dentist is

not typically an experience

most people look

forward to, but Snow

Family Dental is hoping

to change that.

The Frankfort business

celebrated its grand

opening Thursday, Aug.

8, with a ribbon-cutting

ceremony and reception at

its new location, 9501 W.

Lincoln Highway. The office

first opened its doors

to patients in mid-March.

“We’re a family dental

office, so we just want to

have a warm atmosphere,”

said Brittney Kats, Snow

Family Dental office manager.

“We want people to

feel at home when we’re

here. We’ve decorated

the office very warm and

home-like so people don’t

feel like they’re coming

to the dentist. We’re just

here to serve everyone

from grandma down to

little Johnny.”

The office features

ergonomically correct

chairs, salt lamps to help

promote a positive environment

and speakers that

allow patients to select

music that will relax them

during their appointment.

“They can choose any

type of music that they’d

like to listen to to help

make their experience a

little bit better,” Kats said.

Services offered at

Snow Family Dental include

routine cleanings,

fillings, crowns, braces

and Invisalign — clear

aligners that function as

an alternative to metal

braces. Business hours

are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday,

Wednesday and Thursday.

The office takes emergency

patients, but they must

call to make an appointment

first, Kats added.

To help make visiting

Dr. Christine Snow stands next to one of the practice’s

ergonomically correct chairs.

the dentist a positive experience

for young patients,

the office ensures

each child has an initial

“happy visit” that includes

picking out a new

toothbrush from a treasure

chest, Kats said.

“We don’t break out

any tools,” she explained.

“They go for a ride in

the chair, they go up and

down. We squirt water on

the chair. We just make it

really fun. We don’t put

anything in their mouth.

Dr. Snow comes in, tells

them to smile. She looks

at them like that, and

that’s it. So, their first

experience is nothing but

cupcakes and rainbows

... We really want to start

them out young with great

experiences.”

Dr. Christine Snow,

who owns the practice,

is a Tinley Park resident.

She previously had an office

in Homewood that

she purchased in 2015,

but the business flooded

in February 2018.

“I knew it was an older

space and that at some

time I would have to move

and renovate, and I had,

the prior weekend, called

my banker to say, ‘Hey, I

think I need to open a savings

account’ so I could

start to save up so I could

either renovate or buy a

building or move,” she

said. “And that Tuesday is

when we flooded.”

Figuring out where to

go from there was a long

process, but the dental

community helped her get

back on her feet, she said.

“So many people

reached out and opened

their arms to me and said,

‘You can move in with

me, here’s a chair if you

need it — whatever you

need to do to keep your

practice running,’” Snow

said.

Staff members at Snow Family Dental in Frankfort pose for a photo Thursday, Aug.

8, during the business’s grand opening celebration. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd

Century Media

Pictured is one of Snow Family Dental’s salt lamps, which the office uses to create a

positive environment for patients.

She temporarily moved

in with a periodontist

who let her use her space,

and both businesses condensed

their hours to

make the new arrangement

work. After looking

around for a new home

for her office, Snow eventually

found the space in

Frankfort, which she described

as “the right fit,”

adding Frankfort was “an

awesome place to be.”

Her goal, she said, is to

grow the business, either

by renting out space to a

tenant or bringing another

doctor on board.

“I’ve been part of a lot

of study clubs, because I

really like the camaraderie,

being around other

dentists and being able to

talk through cases,” she

said. “You always learn

from each other. So, I’d

love to eventually have

somebody else move into

the space with us.”

Snow, who comes from

a family of engineers, had

originally planned to be an

engineer as well, but after

her first year at Purdue

University, she decided

to start exploring options

in health care. After completing

her undergraduate

degree at Purdue, she

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went on to study dentistry

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all while bringing

business to downtown

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Event Sale, which commemorates

the golden anniversary

of the historic

music festival, is a collaboration

between Stacey’s

Place and Trails Edge

Brewing Company, Fat

Rosie’s, Junk & Disorderly,

Karolina’s House, Silver

Strand Boutique and

La Vie Vintage. The twoday

event is scheduled to

run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17, and 10

a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug.

18, in Historic Downtown

Frankfort.

“It was an important

time for music in our

country, and we saw that

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Several area musicians

will perform at the event,

including Robin Chandler

and Friends; Bruce Stone

and Brad; Mokena Mike

and John Weeks; and The

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Cymerman, Billy Sheppard,

Mark Collier and

Robin.

Members of the local

businesses involved with

the event will wear special

tie-dye shirts, which

will also be available

for purchase for $25, according

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proceeds from certain

items offered at the sale

will go toward the Chicago-based

I Am Who I Am

Foundation, which works

with special needs children.

“The goal is to bring

people into town and then

they’ll go out from here

and shop at all the different

stores and eat at all the

restaurants,” Burke said.

Moyzis said the store

plans to create future

events with different

themes to continue to

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Village to spend $4K a

month on PR firm in effort

to improve reputation

The Village of Orland

Park is looking to improve

its public image to the tune

of up to $20,000 by the

end of 2019.

On Aug. 6, the Orland

Park Village Board voted

5-2 in favor of a proposal

to hire Reputation Partners,

a Chicago-based

public relations firm to

amplify the Village’s positive

attributes and offerings

at the rate of $4,000

per month.

Trustees Jim Dodge

and Kathy Fenton voted

against the contract.

In the firm’s proposal

to the board, it states, “In

recent years, some of the

media coverage for the

Village of Orland Park

hasn’t reflected well on

the Village. Too much of

the coverage has focused

on various political issues,

rather than the innate advantages

of living in the

village, its many positive

attributes and the significant

progress that’s been

made toward the Village

of Orland Park’s economy

and infrastructure.”

Dodge was in opposition

of the proposal based

on “process and mindset.”

“I was struck by the language

in this firm’s proposal,

which goes to mindset,

and I’m quoting, ‘Too

much of the coverage has

focused on various political

issues,’” he said. “OK?

That is an inherently political

thing to think about

as a firm focused on brandbuilding

for the Village of

raise awareness of what

downtown Frankfort has

to offer, adding Jim Mc-

Farland of Local Printing

& Design played a big

role in the upcoming sale

by generously donating

printing services.

Pam Pivaronas, owner

of Silver Strand Boutique,

said events such as the

Woodstock sale are great

for promoting local businesses.

Her boutique recently

relocated to 4 W.

Nebraska St., where it

shares a space with Stacey’s

Place, to create a

Orland Park.”

Reporting by Rochelle

McAuliffe, Freelance

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FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Man reportedly robs Bank

of America location

A man reportedly

robbed the Bank of America,

16301 S. Harlem Ave.

in Tinley Park, at 10:07

a.m. Aug. 6, according to

the FBI.

A weapon was reportedly

“inferred,” but no

customers or employees

were physically injured,

according to a post on the

official Facebook page for

the Village of Tinley Park

Public Safety.

The offender fled in an

“unknown direction” by

“unknown means.”

In an email to The Tinley

Junction, Tinley Park Police

Chief Matthew Walsh

said, “our units responded

and secured the scene.”

The investigation was

turned over to the FBI.

The suspect is described

as a large black male, who

“destination shopping”

experience for customers.

“We try to emulate what

we see some other Chambers

of Commerce do

— they create these little

events to [get] not only

the community to come

out but all the adjoining

and surrounding communities,”

Pivaronas said. “If

that’s not on the calendar,

if there’s something not

happening, we decided

to start creating our own

events, and this is one of

the big ones.”

wore a camouflage hat, a

black shirt and multiple

gold necklaces.

The FBI is offering a

reward of up to $1,000 for

information leading directly

to the arrest of this

unknown suspect.

Anyone with information

regarding the robbery

should contact the FBI’s

Chicago Field Office at

(312) 421-6700.

Reporting by Jacquelyn

Schlabach, Editor. For more,

visit TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Young resident recovers

amid community support

A young Lockport resident’s

accident on June 7

had left the community

devastated.

Four-year-old Gabby

Matlak had fallen into the

pool at a friend’s house,

sustaining life-threatening

injuries, and was subsequently

taken to the Lurie

Children’s Hospital. After

days of agony, Gabby’s

condition has taken a turn

for the better.

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From the Editor

Taking chances, making changes

nuria mathog

Editor

The best advice I

have ever received

is to find the kind

of opportunities that scare

you, and dive into them

headfirst.

In February 2015, I

accepted a job offer as

a reporter for the Laramie

Boomerang, a daily

newspaper based out of

Laramie, Wyo. — a small

city more than 1,000 miles

away from any of my

friends or family in California.

On my first night

in my new home, as I battled

both altitude sickness

and a sudden, unexpected

bout of homesickness, I

lay wide awake, staring

out the window at the inkblack

sky, and wondered

if I had in fact made a

terrible mistake.

The second night, I

decided I needed to push

myself out of my comfort

zone and meet some people

in the community. I headed

to a meetup group I discovered

at a local board game

store, where one of the first

people I encountered was a

kind, intelligent postdoctoral

researcher named Bobby

— a man I am incredibly

thrilled to say is now my

husband.

We tied the knot in

Chicago at the end of

July, and as the two of

us exchanged vows and

shared our first dance,

I wondered how different

our lives would have

been if I had never sent

in that initial job application

or dared to set foot in

that game shop. Our first

meeting was a statistical

improbability, given

that neither of us had any

previous connection to

Wyoming — Bobby, who

grew up near Peoria, had

moved to the state just one

month earlier — and all I

could feel was unimaginably,

indescribably grateful

that we had each made

the choices that brought us

together. Against all odds,

we somehow managed to

find each other.

In addition to a new life

together, the professional

experience we acquired

while working in Laramie

has enabled both of us to

pursue fulfilling careers

here in the Midwest. Wyoming

will always have a

special place in our hearts

because of what it gave us.

Not every risk has a

payout as wonderful as

ours did — some may

only lead to setbacks and

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But there was only one

way to find out, and I’m

so glad we did.

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nfyn

From Page 12

According to Becca Matlak-Hodges,

Gabby’s aunt,

her breathing tube has been

removed and that was “a

very big step for her.”

“She is currently using

the BiPAP at night but is

breathing room air majority

of the day,” Matlak-

Hodges said.

Gabby was having trouble

feeding, and the doctors

had to use a nasojejunal

tube — used for those

with weaker digestion —

that bypasses the stomach

to carry food to the second

portion of the small intestine.

But, she is now able to

use a nasogastric tube instead

that carries food directly

to her stomach.

“She has been opening

her eyes gradually the last

few weeks; she is not focusing

on anyone or anything

yet but it’s nice to be

able to see her pretty blue

eyes,” Matlak-Hodges said.

Reporting by Abhinanda

Datta, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit LockportLegend.

com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Meal-planning class coming

to library

The New Lenox Public

Library is giving residents

a chance to learn how to

better prepare and plan

their meals each week.

The event, slate for

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday,

Aug. 28, is geared toward

the ones who struggle

with the daily question

of ‘What’s for dinner?’

Kelli Svancarek, programming

coordinator

for the library, said it is a

perfect time to have this

event because school is

right around the corner.

With the busy schedules

students are about to have,

having a plan for the week

will be beneficial for everyone.

“We have had a lot of

requests for anything we

could do for cooking demonstrations

and classes,”

she said. “Especially with

school starting and having

to make meals for active

kids and families, it’s nice

to get started early and prepare

for the school year.”

The class will be taught

by professional speaker

and organizer Beth Randall.

She has worked on

a number of projects with

people, helping them become

more organized in

any facet of their lives.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

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NewLenoxPatriot.com.

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Downtown delight

Mamma Onesta’s continues to please diners

with its traditions in Lockport, Page 21

Zamaura

Flannery,

6, of Frankfort

mixes an egg with

cake batter Aug. 7

during the Frankfort

Park District’s

“Chocolate Chip

Explosion” cooking

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Community Center.

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Century Media

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Faith Briefs

The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St., Frankfort)

Spiritual Direction

By appointment. Personal

spiritual direction session

for men or women with a

male/female spiritual director

who is fully trained and

experienced with 15 years

of experience. Free will

donation. To register, call

(708) 334-1988 or email

familyhearthfrankfort@

gmail.com.

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,

national host of radio and

television series Forming

Faithful Families for this

scripture study, and find

hope and healing through

Scripture for your daily

walk with God. There will

be a free-will donation.

Endow Study

10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays

beginning Jan. 15. This

8-10 week class will focus

on educating on the nature

and dignity of women. Cost

is $35 and includes refreshments.

For more information

or to inquire about the

possibility of evening workshops,

call (708) 334-1988

or email familyhearthfrank

fort@gmail.com.

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

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discussion each month. A

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St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 Sauk Trail,

Frankfort)

Mass Service

5 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30

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

noon Sundays.

Reconciliation

4-4:50 p.m. Saturdays.

Knights of Columbus

Meetings

7:30 p.m. every second

and fourth Tuesday of the

month in St. Anthony Hall.

The Knights help at parish

functions such as the church

picnic and their annual pancake

breakfast.

Bereavement Support

7 p.m. once a month at

the Padua Center. For more

information, call (815) 469-

3750.

Tuesday Morning Rosary

and Scripture Group

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. To join, call

the Parish Office at (815)

469-3750.

St. Anthony Seniors

Wednesday afternoons

monthly. Seniors gather for

meetings, bingo and more.

For more information, contact

Pat Backus at (708)

720-9321.

Sew ‘n’ Sews

10 a.m. Tuesdays in

Memenas Hall. Attendees

make handmade crafts for

the church. For more information,

call (815) 469-

3750.

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

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Faith formation Classes

are Wednesdays or Sundays

weekly beginning

first through eighth grade.

Please call (815) 469-3750

for more information.

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

Trail, Frankfort)

Sunday Worship with

Communion

9:30 a.m. every first Sunday

of the month.

Sunday School

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

Sew What?

This is an ongoing gathering

for beginning to

advanced sewers that alternates

on Fridays and Saturdays.

For dates and more

information, call (815) 469-

2220.

USO Drop-off

The church serves as a

drop-off location for donations

to the USO from 9

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

The church accepts

entertainment items such

as movies and games; food

including beef jerky, powdered

drink mix and coffee;

hygiene items such as baby

wipes, shampoo and toothpaste;

and miscellaneous

items such as bug spray,

sunscreen and fabric softener.

For a list of things that

can and cannot be donated,

or for more information,

call (815) 469-2220.

To have your church’s

events included in Faith

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Editor Nuria Mathog at

nuria@frankfortstation.

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ext. 14. Deadline is noon

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the frankfort station | August 15, 2019 | 17

Frankfort Park District class

introduces children to baking

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Matthew Nicoletti (left), of Frankfort, watches Frankfort

Park District instructor Sharon Koczor remove eggshell

fragments while preparing a batter to make chewy chip

bars during an Aug. 7 cooking class at the Founders

Community Center. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

Briella Price came to

the Founders Community

Center ready to cook

— and donned a princess

apron just for the occasion.

The 5-year-old Frankfort

resident was one of

several children to attend

the Frankfort Park District’s

Aug. 7 Chocolate

Chip Explosion class,

which instructed young

chefs in baking basics.

Instructor Sharon Koczor,

of Frankfort, has been

teaching children to cook

at the Founders Community

Center for three years

and leads a cooking class

once a month.

“Tonight, we’re making

chewy chip bars,” Koczor

explained. “Each recipe

that I do each month is

a different recipe. … I

started this class because

kids like to help out in the

kitchen. This gives them

an opportunity to mix and

pour and learn the steps of

baking along with reading

a recipe.”

It was the first cooking

class for 3-year-old Monroe

Nicoletti, who attended

the event with his two

older brothers.

“I like to cook a lot,”

said older brother Michael

Nicoletti, who has attended

the Frankfort Park

District’s cooking classes

since he was 3 years old.

“I liked making the snowballs.”

Before the baking began,

Koczor went over

the importance of cleanliness

with her students.

Stepping up to the sink,

the children washed their

hands and prepared to mix

ingredients.

“Every recipe I bring

here, the kids love,” Koczor

said. “I try and bring

something different that

they don’t make at home.

The most popular cooking

class I do is ‘Cookies

for Santa.’ I have about 15

kids making cookies. Each

of them makes about 12

cookies each with sprinkles

and more.

“Some of the kids get

flour all over them; their

hands get all sticky from

the frosting,” she added,

laughing. “It’s a mess.

They have a lot of fun.”

Koczor has been leading

the ‘Cookies For

Santa’ class for six years,

and it is one of her most

popular cooking classes

for children. In September,

she will be trying a

new type of class called

“Come Bake With Me,”

which will allow adults to

cook with their children or

grandchildren.

“I got the idea for this

class from a grandmother

who always like to bake

with her grandchild,” Koczor

explained. “I’m looking

forward to this new

class.”

In October, Koczor will

teach students to bake Halloween

cookies, and in

November she will hold a

class called “Thanks For

Dessert,” which will focus

on learning a recipe for the

holiday season.

Parents can register

children 3-9 years old for

a class online by visiting

www.frankfortparks.org.

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Last Call Before Fall, but

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22nd Century Media’s Ladies Night Out wraps summer

schedule, but Ghouls Night Out set for Oct. 3

Joliet Junior College’s chef Kenneth Thompson and chef Renee Lewis teach

attendees how to make Southern-style pimento cheese and tomato pie during the

Ladies Night Out event.

Michele Kueitz (left), of Color Street, shows Ronetta Stewart, of South Holland, how

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Call Before Fall event by 22nd Century Media, held at Georgios Banquets. Photos by

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Midlothian resident Joannetta Moore

picks up popcorn from LaVerne Hall, of

Fabulously Sweet Creations.

Colleen and Mike McLaughlin of The

McLaughlin Team, Coldwell Banker, host

a booth at Ladies Night Out - Last Call

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Frankfort resident Lori Jacobs creates an artwork at DIY Sign Party during Ladies

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Submitted by The Maddog

Strong Foundation

The Taste of Orland

Park 2019 included an especially

poignant moment

for a Frankfort family.

Members of the Beatles

cover band American

English called the Grobmeier

family to the stage

to watch Paul McCartney,

portrayed by Eric Michaels,

perform the song

“Blackbird” during their

Aug. 4 performance.

Cyndi and Frank Grobmeier,

along with their

daughter Sam, watched as

Michaels performed the

last song that Sam sang to

her younger sister before

she died June 30.

Maddie Grobmeier died

from an acute asthma attack

the day after her 18th

birthday.

“Our girls grew up listening

to the Beatles and

we had been taking them

to see American English at

the Taste since they were

small,” Cyndi Grobmeier

said. “My husband emailed

the band to let them know

what happened and they

invited us backstage.

“We didn’t know that

they were going to call

us onto the stage for the

song,” she said, smiling.

“Maddie and I grew up

on The Beatles – it was

honestly the core of our

music taste ever since we

were little,” Sam Grobmeier

said. “When one

of the music therapists at

the hospital started playing

‘Blackbird’ on her

guitar, it felt like fate. A

month earlier, I had gotten

a blackbird tattoo because

that song meant so much

to me. When I explained

this to the music therapist,

once she started playing

Cyndi, Sam and Frank Grobmeier listen as Eric

Michaels, who portrays Paul McCartney in the

Beatles cover band American English, plays the song

“Blackbird” at the Taste of Orland Park on August

4. The band played the song in memory of Maddie

Grobmeier, who died from an acute asthma attack on

June 30. photo submitted

that particular song out of

nowhere, she asked if I

wanted to sing it to Maddie.

“I’ve been singing my

whole life, and Maddie

was always my number

one supporter of everything

I did with music and

my career. I knew that

singing to her in some of

her last moments would

mean so much to her and to

me. This song was fate and

it means so much more to

me now than ever before.

I will carry this song with

me forever.”

Leaving a legacy

To remember Maddie

and to educate the public

on the importance of organ

donation, the Grobmeier

family has created The

Maddog Strong Foundation

in Maddie’s memory.

“We created The Maddog

Strong Foundation to

inspire teens to have that

conversation about their

decision to be an organ and

tissue donor with family

and friends,” Grobmeier

said. “Don’t just check the

box – have the conversation.”

In March, Maddie Grobmeier

survived a serious

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She told her parents, “If

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The Dish

Mamma Onesta’s serves traditional Italian

Alex Ivanisevic

Contributing Editor

“Of course I am going to say

this, but this place is really the

best, the best food. It is great to

come and be with friends and

family.”

Erminia DeGrassi — the ‘Mamma’ of Mamma

Onesta’s fame

Mamma Onesta’s Italian

Restaurant, on the

corner of State and 11th

streets in downtown Lockport,

has been serving the

community for almost 12

years.

Frank and Mary De-

Grassi own the restaurant

and have found that it fits

right into Lockport — a

town rich with Italian

heritage that calls Asiago,

Italy, its sister city.

Stepping into the cozy

restaurant, customers

would swear they have

left the streets of suburban

Chicago far behind and

have taken a trip to Tuscany,

with one wall covered

in a mural resembling

the Italian countryside and

classic white tablecloths

set for date nights or family-style

dinners.

Manager Laura Serksnas

said, “It is a very cozy

and friendly place to eat,

where we are not rushing

and want people to have a

nice experience here.”

The restaurant is staffed

by roughly 30 employees,

and although it is mainly

open during dinner hours,

it is available to book for

showers and other gatherings

before restaurant

hours begin on Saturdays

and Sundays. Mamma

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Italian Restaurant

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Lockport

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Thursday

• 4-10 p.m. Friday

• 3-10 p.m. Saturday

• 3-8 p.m. Sunday

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Onesta’s also caters to offsite

parties.

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One of the house specialties as Mamma Onesta’s Italian

Restaurant in Lockport is their eggplant Parmigiana

($16). Photos by Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media

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15. Leaking slowly

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18. British pop singer

Lewis

19. Future atty.’s

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Mokena

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airer

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30. Pat

33. Limb

35. High flier at the

beach

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tasks

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star, Lindsay ____

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pizza place, goes with

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for short

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Ottoman Empire

33. Murdoch company

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36. Special attention,

for short

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38. Genetic code

43. Brain readings, for

short

45. Cooking vessel

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50. Flow controller

52. Honshu city

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54. Congress testimony

type

55. Fast one

56. First-class

57. Many a trucker

58. Lead-in to “apple”

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59. Dumbo’s likeable

trait

61. It has nine lives according

to legend

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ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

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Orland Park; (708) 532-

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LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-Friday:

Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live Band

■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)

478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

NEW LENOX

Hickory Creek Brewing

Company

(1005 W Laraway Rd,

New Lenox. (779) 803-

3974)

■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 music.

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.datta@22ndcenturymedia.

com.

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Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

In Manhattan, Peotone, and Joliet – From the mid-$200’s

New designs are a result of buyer feedback

Two refreshing designs mark

the beginning of a new series

of Craftsman-style homes

available from Distinctive Home

Builders at its latest new home

communities: Prairie Trails;

located in Manhattan within the

highly-regarded

Lincoln-Way

School District and at WestGate

Manor in Peotone within the

desirable Peotone School District.

“Craftsman homes were

introduced in the early 1900s in

California with designs based on a

simpler, functional aesthetic using

a higher level of craftsmanship

and natural materials. These

homes were a departure from

homes that were mass produced

from that era, “according to Bryan

Nooner, president of Distinctive

Home Builders.

“The Craftsman design has

made a comeback today for many

of the same reasons it started over

a century ago. Our customers

want to live in a home that gets

away from the “mass produced”

look and live in a home that has

more character. As a result of

our daily interaction with our

homeowners and their input, we

are excited to introduce these two

homes, with additional designs in

the works.”

Nooner, who meets with each

homeowner prior to construction,

has been working on these plans

for a while and felt that the

timing was ideal for the debut.

“Customers were asking for

something different and simple

with less monotony and higher

architectural standards.” The

result was the Craftsman ranch

and the Prairie two story, now

available at Prairie Trails and

WestGate Manor. The Craftsman

ranch features an open floor plan

with Great Room, three bedrooms,

two baths and a two-car (optional

three-car) garage. The Prairie

features a two-story foyer and

Great Room, three bedrooms

and one and one-half baths, a

convenient Flex Room space

on the main level and a two-car

(optional three-car) garage. The

Craftsman architectural elements

on both homes include brick and

stone exteriors with cedar shake

accent siding, low-pitched gabled

bracket roofs, front porches with

tapered columns and stone piers,

partially paned windows, and a

standard panel front entry door.

Distinctive Home Builders

offers a Craftsman-style trim

package offering trim without

ornate profiles and routers. The

trim features simplicity in design

with rectangles, straight lines and

layered look trims over doors for

example. The front entry door

will have the standard Craftsman

panel style door. Distinctive has

also created a Craftsman color

palate to assist buyers in making

coordinated choices for the

interior of their new Craftsman

home. Colors, cabinet styles and

flooring choices blend seamlessly

with the Craftsman trim package

and are available in gray tones

package and earth tones.

Distinctive offers custom maple

kitchen cabinets featuring solid

wood construction (no particle

board), have solid wood drawers

with dove tail joints, which is

very rare in the marketplace.

“When you buy a new home

from Distinctive, you truly are

receiving custom made cabinets

in every home we sell no matter

what the price range,” noted

Nooner.

Distinctive Home Builders

works to achieve a delivery goal

of 90 days with zero punch list

items for its homeowners. “Our

three decades building homes

provides an efficient construction

system,” said Nooner. “Many

of our skilled craftsmen have

been working with our company

for over 20 years. We also

take pride on having excellent

communicators throughout our

organization. This translates into

a positive buying and building

experience for our homeowners

and one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.” Nooner

added that all homes are highly

energy efficient. Every home

built will have upgraded wall and

ceiling insulation values with

energy efficient windows and

high efficiency furnaces. Before

homeowners move into their new

home, Distinctive Home Builders

conducts a blower door test that

pressurizes the home to ensure

that each home passes a set of

very stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

With the addition of these two

new designs, there are now 15

ranch, split-level and six two

story single-family home styles

to choose from each offering from

three to eight different exterior

elevations at both communities.

The three- to four-bedroom

homes feature one and one-half

to two-and-one-half baths, two

to three-car garages and a family

room, all in approximately 1,600

to over 3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included in

most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new home truly

personalized to suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of the

first floor; custom maple cabinets;

ceramic tile or hardwood floors

in the kitchen, baths and foyer;

genuine wood trim and doors

and concrete driveways can all

be yours at Prairie Trails and

WestGate Manor. Most all home

sites at Prairie Trails andWestGate

Manor can accommodate a threecar

garage; a very important

amenity to the Manhattan

homebuyer, said Nooner. “When

we opened Prairie Trails and

WestGate Manor we wanted

to provide the best new home

value for the dollar and we feel

with offering Premium Standard

Features that we do just that. So

why wait? This is truly the best

time to build your dream home!”

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

featuring a 20-acre lake on site,

as well as direct access to the 22-

mile Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through many

neighboring communities and

links to many other popular trails.

The Manhattan Metra station is

less than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails,

Distinctive Home Builders

has built homes throughout

Manhattan in the Butternut Ridge

and Leighlinbridge developments,

as well as in the Will and south

Cook county areas over the past

30 years.

Distinctive has two early

delivery homes available at its

newest community, Cedar Creek

in Joliet where you can choose

your colors now and move in 45

days. One is a three-bedroom

Princeton ranch with two full

baths in an open floor plan with

kitchen and Great Room. Priced

at $289,990 this home has over

$20,000 in free upgrades. The

second home is a Brentwood

three-bedroom raised ranch with

an oversized garage. Priced at

$279,900, this home features

many interior and exterior

architectural details and over

$30,000 in free upgrades.

Visit the on-site sales

information center for

unadvertised specials and view

the numerous styles of homes

being offered and the available

lots. Call Lynne Rinck at (708)

737-9142 or (708) 479-7700 for

more information or visit www.

distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails and WestGate

Manor new home information

center is located three miles

south of Laraway Rd. on Rt.

52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, Manhattan, IL. 60422.

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00

p.m. Closed Wednesday and

Thursday and always available by

appointment.

Specials, prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and lot

availability are subject to change

without notice. Please contact

a Distinctive representative for

current pricing and complete

details.


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The Frankfort Station’s

Sponsored content

of the

WEEK

Where: 19937 S. Spruce Drive in Frankfort

Amenities: There is a fantastic

opportunity in this wonderful fourbedroom,

two-bath ranch in Frankfort;

what a fun house! The light and bright

living room features beautiful hardwood

flooring, a lovely bay window and a

double-sided fireplace shared with

the dining room. The wonderful brand

new kitchen features white cabinetry,

gleaming granite counters and stainless

steel appliances. There is a great fourseason

room off of the kitchen that

leads out onto the deck. There is also a

master bedroom and bath suite, as well

as three additional main level bedrooms

plus a full guest bath. The full finished

basement features a huge rec/family

room with a second fireplace, game

room and a great bar area. This home

comes with more than 2,400 square

feet of finished living space. The lovely

deck overlooks the fenced yard. There

is also an attached two-car garage.

There are low taxes, and

the home is within Lincoln-

Way Community High

School District 210. Other

amenities include a newer

roof, windows, furnace, sump pump, plumbing and paint. There is

nothing to do here but move right in.

Asking Price: $239,900

Listing Agent: June Gill.

For more information, call

(708) 359-6119, email

junesells4u@gmail.com or

visit murphyrealestategroup.

com.

Listing Brokerage:

Murphy Real Estate

Group

To list a home as Home of the Week, contact t.weber@22ndcenturymedia.com.

July 1

• 606 Prestwick Drive, Frankfort,

60423-9051 — Metropolitan Life

Insurance Co to Gemolyn Henry,

$318,500

• 22653 Lilly Pad Lane, Frankfort,

60423-5120 — Beverly Kies to

Kenneth Boudreau, $504,000

July 2

• 7933 Pineview Lane, Frankfort,

60423-9005 — American

International Relocat to Joseph

R. Tverdek, Jennifer N. Tverdek,

$477,500

• 945 Shetland Drive, Frankfort,

60423-9767 — Danny G. Simpson to

William I. McDermott, $449,000

• 24240 S. Center Road, Frankfort,

60423-8483 — Lubin Trust to Marcia

J. Moeller, $547,500

July 3

• 7754 W. Almond Court, Frankfort,

60423-6934 — Kathleen M. Ice to

Shane Lythberg, $109,000

• 22374 Jeanette Court, Frankfort,

60423-7992 — Stephen D. Novak

III to William A. Enright, Paul George

Enright, $375,000

July 5

• 20144 S. Greenfield Lane,

Frankfort, 60423-8926 — Litkowiak

Trust to Joseph F. Westergaard,

$183,000

• 9306 W. Dralle Road, Frankfort,

60423-8231 — Chicago Title Land

Trust Co Tr to Lawrence Pagliaro,

Susan Pagliaro, $449,000

• 8682 Graystone Court, Frankfort,

60423-8749 — Tabron Properties,

LLC to Ming Qin, Guocheng Zhang,

$559,000

• 8288 Karli Jean Court, Frankfort,

60423-9239 — Jeff Miller to

Gheorghe Blanari, Irina Blanari,

$580,000

• 832 Stonebridge Road, Frankfort,

60423-1182 — Donald E. Prill to

Derek Moore, Tara Moore, $710,000

July 10

• 21851 Yellow Finch Lane,

Frankfort, 60423-2304 — McLeod

Trust to Jeffrey K. Duschene, Carly R.

Duschene, $343,000

• 241 S. 95th Ave., Frankfort, 60423

— Keith R. Weyker to Patrick J. Ford,

Kathy Ford, $305,000

The Going Rate is provided by Record Information

Services Inc. For more information,

visit www.public-record.com or call (630)

557-1000.


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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Maintenance &

Janitorial Positions

Full-time (w/ benefits package)

employees wanted for

janitorial and maintenance

of south-suburban apartment

community (Orland Hills)

Responsibilities would

include but not be limited to:

Janitorial - general, basic

cleaning skills

Maintenance - light electrical,

plumbing, and general

maintenance of the property

If you are interested in this

position, please email:

HRmailbox@pmdchicago.com

School Bus Drivers Wanted

Homer School District 33C

seeks quality individuals

to join our family of

school bus drivers.

$17.42/hr. + full benefits

available

Training provided.

Call (708) 226-7625

or visit homerschools.org

employment tab

Part-Time Kitchen Help

M & W 8-4 Homer Glen

Measure, blend, clean.

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

$11 per hr. no exp,

more based on exp.

Inquiries w/ job history &

contact info:

healthbyjuli@gmail.com

1003 Help Wanted

Outside Work:

Lawn Fertilizing & Core

Aeration: Year-round &

Seasonal Employment

Potential for paid winters off.

Benefits incl. health, dental,

IRA. Good driving rec a must.

Time and a half over 40 hrs.

$15/hr starting pay.

Apply in-person 7am - 5pm

Lawn-Tech, Ltd.

7320 Duvan Dr

Tinley Park, IL

708-532-7411

Sterling Site Access

Solutions LLC.

Located in Phoenix, IL

(near Harvey, IL)

Seeking: Manufacturing

Operators (2 years exp.) &

Manufacturing Maintenance

Technicians (8 years exp.)

Submit resumes to:

recruiting@sterlingsolutions.com

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

& Housekeeping

(Morning)

Needed at Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

Local company looking for

Exp. Dump Truck Driver

Class A & B

Full & part-time available

Dump experience necessary

815-485-2490

1004 Employment Opportunities

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

TO YOUR DOOR WITH

A CLASSIFIED AUTO AD

CALL US TODAY at 708.326.9170

Help

Wanted

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Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing quality

care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

1052 Garage Sale

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Frankfort 21334 Brown Dr

8/16 & 8/17 8-4pm men &

woman clothing, household

items, tools, crafts, snow

blower, recumbent bike,

kitchen items, and much more

Mokena 12513 Steamboat

Springs Dr. 8/16 &8/17 9am

to 5pm, men’s dress pants size

42, living room tables, paintings,

housewares and much

more.

New Lenox 1382 Lahard Rd

8/17-8/18 8-3pm Downsizing!

Home decor, patio sets, power

washer, tools, too much to list!

New Lenox 335 EFrancis Rd,

8/16-8/17, 9am-2pm, tools,

furn, store closed new product,

Christmas, office items, more.

Homer 12045 Meadowland Dr.

Fri. 8/16 and Sat. 8/17, 8-4pm.

Great condition home decor,

exercise equip., baby &kids

clothes/toys/gear, and somuch

more!

1023 Caregiver

1061 Autos Wanted

WANTED

I am a retired RN that

would like to care for an

elderly or disabled person

in MY loving,

well-appointed home.

Excellent references

Please call for more details

(815) 614-8140

Garage

Sale

1052 Garage Sale

New Lenox 711 Columbia Dr

8/17 8-2pm Misc items, wedding

dress, dresser, BMC tractor,

sewing machine &much

more

Orland Park 11340 Brigitte

Terrace ,8/16 &8/17 9-3pm

household items, appliances,

sporting goods, clothes, toys

Orland Park 11684 Valley

Brook Dr, 8/15 &8/16 8-1pm

hshld items, designer cloths,

jewerly, Knex sets, golf bag

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Tinley Park 180th Place &

Ridgeland Block Sale, Sat 8/17

8-2pm, kids bikes, tool chest,

tools, vacuums, vintage items,

records, decor, chairs, gardenplanters,

jewelery and more!

Automotive

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

WANTED!

WE NEED CARS, TRUCKS & VANS

Running Or Not from Old to New!

Top Dollar Paid - Free Pick-Up

Locally Located

(708)205-8241

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Don’t Junk

Your Vehicle!

$$CASH$$ Paid

Vehicles Running or Not

Cars, Trucks, Vans etc.

(708)653-6799

For Sale Farm Land

37.59 acres of farm land,

location in Iroquois

County, If interested please

call or leave message

815-216-3723 or

815-278-1576

1225 Apartments

for Rent

Mokena/Weber

Wills Apartments

1 Bedroom apt. $ 850

2 Bedroom apt. $ 980

CLOSE TO METRA AND 1-80

708-479-2448

Real Estate

$50

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1061 Autos Wanted

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1098 Land for Sale

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Merchandise

$30

4 lines/

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1315 Commercial

Property For Rent

2 Units Available!

Frankfort in Heritage Plaza

1900 to 2270 sq. ft.

Call for details

815-469-1844 ext. 206

Place a garage sale ad & reach

over 96,000 homes across

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FOR $42 YOU’LL GET

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

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Automotive

Help Wanted

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Merchandise

per line

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DIRECTORY

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•Professional photography- aerial shots too

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CALL TODAY-LISTED TOMORROW

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708-822-3690

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Contact Classified Department

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

2003 Appliance Repair

QUALITY

APPLIANCE

REPAIR, Inc.

• Air Conditioning • Furnaces

Refrigeration • Dishwashers

Stoves & Ovens • Microwaves

Garbage Disposals

Washers&Dryers

Family Owned &Operatedsince 1986

Someone you can TRUST

All work GUARANTEED

BEST price in town!

708-712-1392

Business Directory

2004 Asphalt Paving/Seal Coating

Sell It 708.326.9170

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Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

2007 Black Dirt/Top Soil

Sawyer

Dirt

Pulverized Black Dirt

Rough Black Dirt

Driveway Gravel

Available

For Delivery Pricing Call:

815-485-2490

www.sawyerdirt.com

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Buy

It!

Real Estate

$50

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It!

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2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

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$30

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7 papers

in the

CLASSIFIEDS

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708.326.9170

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Barb’s Cleaning

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We clean your home the

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cleaned! Good

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estimate.

708-663-1789

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

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Driveways Patios

Garage Floors Steps

& More!

All Work Guaranteed

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Ask About Special

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(708)361-0166

2025 Concrete Work

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2025 Concrete Work 2032 Decking

2070 Electrical

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708 479 9035

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Call Greg At:

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CALL MIKE AT 708-790-3416

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

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2141 Lighting

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CLASSIFIEDS

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2276 Tuckpointing/Masonry

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REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 8045 NATURE CREEK COURT,

FRANKFORT, IL 60423 (FRAME

AND BRICK 3 UNIT ATTACHED 3

CAR). On the 22nd day ofAugust, 2019

to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

under Case Title: WILMINGTON

TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-

TION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE

FOR STRUCTURED ASSET

MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II

INC. BEAR STEARNS ARM

TRUST, MORTGAGE

PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,

SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff V. EDNA

WHITE A/K/A EDNA S. WHITE;

LAKEVIEW ESTATES HOME-

OWNERS COMMON AREA MAIN-

TENANCE ASSOCIATION; WELLS

FARGO BANK, NA; UNKNOWN

OWNERS AND NON RECORD

CLAIMANTS Defendant.

Case No. 09 CH 4402 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County. Judgment amount is

$994,288.34 plus interest, cost and post

judgment advances, if any.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES

1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088

F:

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

Certificate 32948 was filed

in the office of the County

clerk of Will County on

July 3, 2019 wherein the

business firm of Jameson

Heating and Cooling

Located at 25938 Duchess

Lane, Crete, IL 60417 was

registered; that the true or

real name of the person

owning the business, with

their respective post office

address, is as folows:

James Marin

3314 S. Clinton Ave

Berwyn, IL 60402

IN WITNESS WHEREOF,

Ihave hereunto set my hand

and Official Seal at my office

in Joliet; Illinois, 3rd

day of July, 2019.

STATE OF ILLIONOIS CIRCUIT

COURT OF WILL COUNTY

Request of Leah Terese Hagler

Case Number 19MR2217 There

will be acourt date on my request

to change my name from: Leah

Terese Hagler to the new name of:

Leah Terese Ceh. The court date

will be held on September 27, 2019

at 9a.m. at57NOttawa St. Joliet,

IL 60432 Will County in Courtroom

#A236

/s/: Leah Terese Hagler

Leah Terese Hagler

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR

TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS

TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED AS-

SET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II

INC. BEAR STEARNS ARM TRUST,

MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-

TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1

Plaintiff,

vs.

EDNA WHITE A/K/A EDNA S.

WHITE; LAKEVIEW ESTATES

HOMEOWNERS COMMON AREA

MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION;

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA; UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND NON RE-

CORD CLAIMANTS

Defendant.

No. 09 CH 4402

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 21st day of May, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

22nd day of August, 2019 ,commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the Will

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 10 IN LAKEVIEW ESTATES

UNIT 4, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN

THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-

TION 35, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH,

RANGE 12EAST OFTHE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 16,

2005 AS DOCUMENT R2005-100833,

IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

8045 NATURE CREEK COURT,

FRANKFORT, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

FRAME AND BRICK 3UNIT AT-

TACHED 3 CAR

P.I.N.:

19-09-35-215-010-0000

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County. Judgment amount is

$994,288.34 plus interest, cost and post

judgment advances, if any.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES

1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Danielle Drogemuller

Danielle Drogemuller is

entering her senior year

at Lincoln-Way East. She

was an All-State softball

player for the Griffins this

past spring. This summer,

she was a member of the

Beverly Bandits 16U national

championship team.

How did it feel

to win a national

championship?

It feels amazing. Just

working with this team

on and off the field was

great. We always had each

other’s back and winning

it was just something we

always dreamt about.

How long have

you played for the

Bandits?

This is my third year

with them. I was playing

with the Orland Park A’s

on a 14U team and the

Bandits called and said

they needed a pitcher. So,

I did both teams that year

and have just been playing

with the Bandits ever

since.

When did you start

playing softball?

In the third grade. My

dad, Danny, told me we

were going to softball

practice. I was like, “Oh,

OK let’s go.” I’ve just

loved the game ever since.

Did you play any other

sports?

I did dance for about 12

years. But I gave it up right

before high school. I also

golfed for a year when I

was 7.

What is it about the

game of softball that

makes it the sport for

you?

Just all the hard work

you have to put into it. Just

the determination and focus

you have to have in the

game.

Your cousin, Alyssa

Drogemuller, is the

same age as you and

is an outstanding

softball player at

Lockport. Have you

two ever played on

the same summer

team together?

She actually started

playing before I did since

she’s been playing since

T-ball. Yes, we did play on

the same teams at various

times in 10U, 11U, 13U

and 14U with the Homer

Heat, the Mokena Blast

and the Orland A’s. We

both have very competitive

families.

What have you

learned from East

softball coach

Elizabeth Hyland?

Just to always be yourself,

on and off the field.

Also just to never give up

and always be a leader.

What do you do to

pump yourself up

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Media

before a game?

Listen to music and eat

good food. I like to listen

to rock music on the

way to the game and then

pop and rap music with

my team before working

to get ready before the

game. My favorite pregame

food is coffee and

oatmeal.

Have you committed

to play in college yet?

Yes. I’m going to the

University of Pittsburgh.

I was committed to Ohio

University as a freshman.

But the coach from there

[Jodi Hermanek] left and

went to the University

of Pittsburgh. I love the

coaches so that’s where

I’m now going.

What’s the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lincoln-Way East?

It’s definitely the support

you get from the students,

the teachers and the

coaches.

Interview conducted by

Freelance Reporter Randy

Whalen.


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the frankfort station | August 15, 2019 | 35

Going Places

LW East grad Couwenhoven follows family footsteps to Indiana Wesleyan

JOE BIELANSKI, Editorial Intern

Jenna Couwenhoven’s

running career wasn’t always

easy.

The 2019 Lincoln-Way

East graduate had her last

two cross country seasons

cut short due to health issues.

She had to fight back during

track season to achieve her

goals, capping it off with a

state trip this spring in track.

“My cross country season

didn’t go great,” Couwenhoven

said. “I noticed during

races that I was getting

unusually tired, just no energy.

We didn’t know what

was wrong, so I finally got

my iron levels tested. When

the test came back it showed

that my iron was a level 12,

when it should be at 30.

“Junior year, I couldn’t

compete because I had

mono. So, it was kind of a

bummer that I had another

health issue out of my control.

But everything started

to pick up once track started.

I did really well in the mile

and [3,200 relay] races. It

was fun to be able to go

down to state in track.”

Couwenhoven will now

continue her running career

at Indiana Wesleyan University.

After the trials and victories,

she is excited for her

high school career to end

and college to begin.

“It was fun, but I’m

glad it’s over,” Couwenhoven

said. “It did go by

super quick, but I was able

to make some really good

friends. I also made a lot of

good memories. It was kind

of difficult at times, but I

made it through. I’m excited

Lincoln-Way East Class of 2019 graduate Jenna

Couwenhoven is set to continue her running career at

Indiana Wesleyan. 22nd Century Media file photo

to move on to the next four

years of my life and see

what happens there.”

Couwenhoven initially

wasn’t interested in going to

IWU but is now excited for

the opportunity.

“The coach actually

played a big role in that,”

Couwenhoven said. “My

older sister used to be a

teacher there, so when she

was working there, I thought

it was a nice school but

didn’t think that it was for

me. When I went for my official

visit, I ended up falling

in love with the school.”

Once she arrives, she

won’t be the only Couwenhoven

on campus. Jenna’s

sister, Erin, is currently a

senior on the track and field

team.

“I think that it will be very

comforting just to have a

family member there with

me,” Couwenhoven said.

“My sister and I are super

close. I think that it will be

good for both of us. We’ll be

able to push each other both

at practice and in the classroom.

I’m really looking

forward to it.”

Erin will have to show the

younger Couwenhoven how

to be successful in college,

on and off the track.

“She has actually been a

really big help,” Couwenhoven

said. “She’s helped

me with all the paperwork

and other things that I need

to get done over the summer.

She’s guided me through everything.

“She’s even helped with

picking out the things that

I’ll need for my dorm. She

always makes sure that I’m

keeping up with the workouts

and doing everything

that I should during practice.”

Couwenhoven will fondly

rememember her time at

East.

“I’m very thankful for

meeting the friends that I

have at East,” Couwenhoven

said. “It’s a blessing

to be able to have something

to miss as I’m leaving because

of the friends that I’ve

made. It’s just awesome to

have something that is so

hard to say goodbye to.”

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Volleyball

Ultimate under new ownership, but few changes expected

JEFF VORVA

Contributing Editor

There is a shakeup at the

top of the Ultimate Volleyball

Club food chain, but it

appears that there may not

be many changes beyond

that.

After 22 years owning

the Frankfort and Mokenabased

club with hundreds

of area athletes, founder

Erin Lorenz relinquished

ownership to Joel Anderson

earlier this month.

“I want to thank all of

our players, coaches and

families – past and present

– for helping to build

Ultimate Volleyball Club

from one team of 11-yearold

players to a nationally

recognized club of almost

60 teams,” Lorenz said in a

statement. “After 22 years

of tremendous successes

and lasting memories, I

am retiring. I am happy

to say that Ultimate will

continue and will be better

than ever. Our coaches,

staff, and practice facilities

will remain the same ... for

what promises to be a banner

year.”

Anderson, who also

owns Chicago Elite and

the Plainfield-based Club

1, said that he is an admirer

of Lorenz and the program

and is not looking to

change the chemistry.

“There will be no program

changes,” Anderson

said. “The only thing we

may look at are the enhancements

to the already

great program that Erin

built over the 22 years.

We’re looking at developing

in-house leagues and

enhanced small-group

training. Position training.

Having an academy atmosphere.

As far as the overall

program goes, you can’t

disrupt something that it

Joel Anderson is the new owner of Ultimate Volleyball Club, a highly successful club

based in Frankfort and Mokena. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

already great.”

Over the years, the boys

teams have become national

powers and this year,

the 18 Gold team took 10th

in the nation in the USA

Volleyball Junior National

Championships in Dallas

in early July.

That squad included

Lincoln-Way East’s Wil

McPhillips and Ike Mahajan.

The girls 18 Gold team

this season also had a plethora

of area stars including

East’s Nicki Bechtold.

Anderson, a north side

of Chicago resident who

will divide his time between

his three clubs and

coaching the boys team at

St. Patrick High School,

will be on the move quite

a bit so he will rely heavily

on Ultimate staff members

to run the show.

“I stay pretty busy,” he

said. “I’m running around

a lot. But I have some key

staff members in place in

the other two clubs and

I’m sure it’s the same at

Ultimate. I’m just getting

to know the staff at Ultimate

and getting those key

things lined up. It’s not going

to be like I have to be

on the court all the time.”

He said that after 28

years, this will be the first

time he will not coach a

club team.

Meanwhile, he enjoys

the fact that he is the boss

of an established program

that will be using the Hallmark

Sports Club in Frankfort

and the Velocity All

Sport Athletic Training and

Complex in Mokena.

“It’s exciting because

Ultimate has bigger facilities

to work with and has

a comprehensive staff,”

he said. “It’s very experienced.

Some of our other

clubs, we were limited on

space and that presents a

challenge. When you are

at Velocity and you have

60,000 square feet to work

with, that’s a nice accompaniment

to your program.

Between Hallmark and Velocity,

we have 12 courts at

our disposal.”

Anderson grew up in a

small town in Iowa called

Pocahontas. He said it was

a town of 2,000 and he

played every sport except

volleyball because there

was no boys program.

He added that Pocahontas

Area High School had

a strong girls volleyball

program and he became

intrigued with the sport.

He said he joined the University

of Iowa club team

as a setter to open his volleyball

career.

He has won several

coaching awards over the

years including the Illinois

High School Association

and East Suburban Catholic

Conference’s Coach of

the Year in 2009, a season

which found his St. Patrick

team finish fourth in the

state and 46th in ESPN’s

national rankings.

“Since 2003, Joel and I

have had a close friendship

through club volleyball,”

Lorenz said. “I like him,

I trust him. I think he is a

great volleyball mind and

leader. His clubs have been

highly successful for both

boys and girls at the national

level, with numerous

national championships

and hundreds of scholarships

earned. I am thrilled

and confident that Joel will

take our teams and players

to new heights.”

Anderson was, however,

the subject of an unflattering

TV news story on CBS

Chicago in 2016, which

said he used gym time at

Chicago Public Schools

for his clubs for free while

clubs in other sports paid

fees to the CPS.

Anderson said that he

was given permission to

use Payton High School,

where he was the girls volleyball

coach.

“It was nine days of a

summer camp we had at

Payton,” he said. “The

principal said, ‘You should

use the gym.’ What wasn’t

reported is that I supplemented

the entire [Payton]

program. They didn’t pay

for balls and carts and nets

or any of that. So the principal

said, ‘Just use the gym.’

“Sometimes I think that

when you find success people

find a way to try to tear

you down.”

Speaking of success,

what would happen if Chicago

Elite or Volleyball 1

faces Ultimate for a tournament

championship? Who

would he root for?

“I would flip a coin and

watch from the sideline,”

he said.

This Week In

Griffins Varsity

Athletics

BOYS GOLF

■Aug. ■ 16 – LW West Invite

at the Den at Fox Creek,

10 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 19 – Plainfield

North Invite at the Links of

Carillon, 1 p.m.

GIRLS GOLF

■Aug. ■ 15 – at Minooka at

Heritage Bluffs, 4 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 17 – Homewood-

Flossmoor Invite at Lincoln

Oaks, 1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 17 – Providence

Midlothian Challenge at

Midlothian Country Club,

2:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 20 – hosts LW West

at Green Garden, 4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 21 – vs. LW Central,

Lockport at Sanctuary,

4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

From Page 38

Coach ‘Hutch’ has really

just set an example for a

lot of people all around.

She’s a great coach to play

under, and you really put

everything out there and

you leave every last bit on

the field.”

Michigan was eliminated

by James Madison in

the regional round in May

as the Wolverines finished

45-13 in advancing to the

postseason for the 26th

consecutive year.

“I feel that I definitely

held my own, but I have a

lot ... I have bigger expectations

for myself coming

into my sophomore year,

Storako said.

“I just know that I’m

coming in with a year of

experience now. So, just

being mentally tough and

being able to go seven innings

all the time and just

having a stronger mentality

against the batters ...

and really being able to

hold my own.”


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LW East grad Storako makes immediate impact at Michigan

JOSH KROCKEY

Freelance Reporter

It didn’t take Alex Storako

long to establish herself

as a key contributor for the

Michigan softball team.

The right-handed pitcher

out of Lincoln-Way East

was named to the Big Ten

All-Freshman Team as the

Wolverines won the conference

regular season and

postseason tournament

titles in advancing to the

NCAA Tournament this

spring.

“I know a lot of people

growing up have had their

doubts in me and I wanted

to make a name for myself

and show others that

I belonged here,” Storako

said. “And I wanted to

show myself that I belonged

here on the Division

I level.”

Storako had no problem

on that front, posting

a 14-6 record with a

2.02 ERA in 38 games,

25 of them starts. She also

struck out 190 in 142.1

innings, posted four shutouts,

threw four complete

games and notched two

saves.

“I think mentally [it]

was a huge change [from

high school] but also

physically, too,” Storako

said. “Like, I got so much

stronger, finally being able

to put on the muscle that I

needed and all of that.

“But I would definitely

say, bottom line, mentally,

just being in a different

role and being able to play

my role in any kind of

situation, being ready to

come in at any time and

really taking some big

steps as a young kid on a

big stage, was really exciting.”

Storako provided more

than her share of thrills in

high school, compiling a

70-19 record. As a junior,

she went 22-3 with a 0.86

ERA and 289 strikeouts in

leading the Griffins to second

place in Class 4A. In

her final season, Storako

was just as impressive, going

21-2 with a 0.76 ERA

and 255 strikeouts.

Storako was named an

Underclass All-American

by MaxPreps in 2017

and made MaxPreps’ All-

American team in 2018.

“Alex has a very athletic

mindset; she’s very

determined,” Lincoln-

Way East coach Elizabeth

Hyland said. “And I think

that postseason run we

had [in 2017] is a tribute

to who she is as an athlete,

as a leader and role

“But I would definitely say,

bottom line, mentally, just being

in a different role and being able

to play my role in any kind of

situation, being ready to come

in at any time and really taking

some big steps as a young kid on

a big stage, was really exciting.”

Alex Storako — LW East graduate, on having

success as a freshman pitcher at Michigan

model, as well as the other

girls we had on the team

that year.

“I think it was the perfect

mixture to what you

need to be successful. You

know, there was a codependency

between her as

the pitcher and the defense

behind her. They all had to

work together and rely on

one another and they did.”

The transition to Michigan

was not entirely

smooth for the freshman.

Storako had a rough start

to her collegiate career,

going 5-6 in the first month

of the season.

She rebounded, though,

to win her last nine decisions.

The streak included

a seven-inning complete

game against Michigan

State on April 16, when

Storako allowed four hits

and struck out a careerhigh

15.

She earned back-to-back

Big Ten Freshman of the

Week honors to close out

the regular season as the

Wolverines - under the direction

of Carol Hutchins,

the winningest softball

coach in NCAA history -

swept the conference regular

season and postseason

tournament championships

for the seventh time

in school history.

“The Big Ten is an

LW East graduate Alex Storako went 14-6 with a 2.02

ERA as a freshman pitcher at Michigan this spring.

Roger Hart/Michigan Photography

amazing league,” Storako

said. “It’s really some of

the best of the best. The

power five (conference)

schools are really great

and you are held to a higher

standard for sure.

“Playing for the University

of Michigan is a higher

standard, and I think

Please see SOFTBALL, 37

Sports Briefs

Allegretti, Boykin make

NFL debuts

Lincoln-Way East and

Illinois graduate Nick Allegretti

saw his first preseason

action with the

Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday,

Aug. 10. Allegretti

was part of the second

team offensive line and got

plenty of playing time in

the Chiefs’ 38-17 win over

the Cincinnati Bengals.

Providence and Notre

Dame graduate Miles

Boykin, meanwhile, debuted

with the Baltimore

Ravens on Aug. 8. Boykin

led the Ravens in catches

with four for 39 yards in a

29-0 win over the Jacksonville

Jaguars.

Oilmen fall in MCL

championship series

The Northwest Indiana

Oilmen, featuring

Frankfort native Brandon

Petkoff, Mokena native

Nate DeLoian and New

Lenox native Jackson

Dvorak, advanced to

the Midwest Collegiate

League championship

series, but were defeated

in two games by the

Bloomington Bobcats.

LW East’s Stanwich

commits to Tennessee

(hed)

Alex Stanwich is only

entering his sophomore

year at Lincoln-Way East

and had a brief stint on the

varsity baseball team as a

freshman, but he’s already

committed to an SEC

school.

Stanwich, who had an

impressive summer as a

pitcher and hitter and has

continued to turn heads in

travel ball, announced his

commitment to Tennessee

via Twitter on Aug. 8.

United Gymnastics

Academy holds lessons

United Gymnastics

Academy, 722 Center

Road, will host lessons for

ages 2 to 18 from Aug. 19

to Oct. 14. Students will be

grouped according to age.

Both morning and evening

classes are offered for

kids ages 2 to 5 on various

weekdays. Boys ages 6

and up will meet Mondays

from 4 to 5 p.m. and girls

ages 6 and up will meet

Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Fees: $120 resident, $125

nonresident for ages 2 to 5;

$130 resident, $135 nonresident

for ages 6 and up.

Contact the Frankfort Park

District at (815) 469-9400

or visit frankfortparks.org.

Sports Briefs are compiled by

Sports Editor Steve Millar,

s.millar@22ndcm.com.


frankfortstation.com sports

the frankfort station | August 15, 2019 | 39

fastbreak

boys Soccer

LW East’s Pitlik earns spot on Eclipse, wins national title

22nd Century Media file

photo

1st-and-3

THREE LW EAST PLAY-

ERS TO WATCH AS HIGH

SCHOOL GOLF SEASON

STARTS THIS WEEK

1. Kailey White

White (above)

qualified for the

Class 2A state finals

as a freshman

last season and

is looking for even

bigger things with

the Griffins this

year.

2. Jessica Loera

Loera looks to be a

senior leader for the

Griffins after a solid

junior campaign

during which she

finished fourth

in the Southwest

Suburban Blue

tournament.

3. Matt Kelley

Kelley was just

one stroke shy of

becoming a regional

champion as a

sophomore last

season, as he shot

a 72 at the Class

3A Homewood-

Flossmoor

Regional.

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

When you are the only new

player on a team who won a national

championship last season,

finding your role is not easy.

Lincoln-Way East senior Cory

Pitlik discovered that this summer

in his first season with Eclipse Select,

an elite club team based in

Oak Brook.

Pitlik started the summer playing

for Eclipse’s second team but

worked his way up to the top team

and eventually cracked the starting

lineup.

Last month, he helped Eclipse

win the 17U U.S. Club Soccer National

Cup in Denver.

“It took a lot longer than I wanted

it to, but I knew that [Eclipse

director Dino Delevski] would

give me an opportunity to play

with this team at some point,” Pitlik

said. “I just waited patiently

and when I got the chance, I wanted

to take advantage of it.

“It feels great now because I

came in and my first year, I won

a national championship. All the

work that I put in since the fall

season ended [at East], working

through the winter and spring, I

felt like I earned this.”

Delevski was impressed by Pitlik’s

tenacity all summer.

“This is a very difficult group to

break,” Delevski said. “Cory remained

persistent. He was playing

with our second team and he kept

working. His willingness to change

his game for the purpose of fitting

in with this team was huge.

“Cory’s presence was visible

when he joined the team. He definitely

made a difference. When

he got the opportunity, he made

the most out of it. He got into the

LW East senior Cory Pitlik helped the Eclipse Select 17U team win the

National Cup in his first season with the team. Photo submitted

starting lineup because he made

such a big impact.”

Eight teams qualify for the National

Cup. Teams must first finish

in the top two in their local league

to earn a spot in a regional tournament,

then win that. Eclipse won

the Midwest Regional in Waukegan

to seal the trip to Denver.

At nationals, Eclipse – with essentially

the same group that won

the 16U title last season, plus Pitlik

– dominated.

After a tight 2-1 win over California

club De Anza Academy in

the quarterfinals, Eclipse crushed

the New Jersey Stallions 8-1 in the

semifinals.

The championship match

against Tampa Bay United was

scoreless at halftime. Pitlik did

not start but entered the game at

the start of the second half and immediately

made a difference.

After ripping a shot off the post,

Pitlik got the rebound and sent a

second shot toward the goal. He

did not score, but he drew a hand

ball on a Tampa player, giving

Eclipse a penalty kick.

Eduardo Berrum buried the PK,

and Eclipse rolled from there,

winning 4-0.

“I came off the bench right at

the beginning of the second half

and I wanted to go out and make

an impact and luckily I was able to

do that,” Pitlik said. “I hit the post,

it came right back to me, I shot it

again and drew a hand ball, we got

the PK and scored it.

“Once we score, the floodgates

just open.”

Eclipse is certainly a talented

team, but Pitlik felt there were other

reasons it was a special group.

“It’s the unity in our team,” he

said. “We’re all best friends with

each other. We all had the same

idea and vision, and we just stuck

to our game plan and knew 100

percent that it was going to work.”

Pitlik scored 17 goals and had

nine assists for the Griffins as a junior

last season, earning All-State

honors.

He feels playing with the

Eclipse has prepared him for an

even bigger year this fall.

“That was probably the highest

level of soccer I’ve played my

entire life,” he said. “It was definitely

an eye-opener.

“The speed of play was faster

and just the individual players in

general were at a higher level and

were more physical. It was great

competition.”

Delevski feels Pitlik’s attitude

and work ethic will take him a

long way.

“We have a lot of kids who, if

it doesn’t go their way in the first

couple months, they quit,” Delevski

said. “Cory was persistent. He

was patient. He knew that he had

to find a way to fit in and figure out

our style of play and he did that. “

Going forward, Pitlik knows

others’ expectations of him are

now higher. As are his own.

“I think this sets a standard for

me,” he said. “I know that every

time I play, I’m going to expect

myself and my team to play well

and win.”

Listen Up

“I feel that I definitely held my own, but I have a lot ... I have bigger expectations

for myself coming into my sophomore year.”

Alex Storako - LW East graduate, on her strong freshman season at Michigan

and looking ahead to next season

tunE in

Girls Golf, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21

• LW Central hosts LW East and Lockport for an

early-season triangular at The Sanctuary Golf

Course in New Lenox.

Index

37- This Week In

34 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | August 15, 2019

NATIONAL

CHAMP LW East’s

Pitlik helps Eclipse

Select soccer win

National Cup, Page 39

CHANGE AT

THE TOP

Ultimate Volleyball

Club has a new

owner, Page 37

Lincoln-Way East

graduate Alex

Storako had a big

freshman season

at Michigan,

going 14-6 with a

2.02 ERA. Roger

Hart/Michigan

Photography

LW East grad Storako quickly finds

prominent role as freshman pitcher

at Michigan, Page 38

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