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In this week’s

station

Police Reports................20

Sound Off.....................21

Faith Briefs....................24

Puzzles..........................28

Home of the Week.........33

Classifieds................ 34-41

Sports...................... 42-48

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THURSDAY

Dizzy and Balance

Workshop

10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 5,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road., Frankfort. Many

people suffer from dizziness,

unsteadiness, “the

spins”, vertigo, and falls.

While these sensations can

be intense, there is hope.

Dr. Mickey Shah, a certified

vestibular rehabilitation

specialist, will reveal

the top three causes of vertigo

and dizziness along

with scientific treatments

that can help with recovery.

Ladies Night Out -

Mistletoe Market

4-8 p.m. Dec. 5, Orland

Park Crossing, 14225 95th

Ave. Free admission to this

22nd Century Media event.

Toy drive, 70-plus vendors,

visitors from the North

Pole, photos with live reindeer,

ice-carving demonstration,

Sandburg Chamber

Singers and more. Free

tote bag to the first 200

attendees. For more information,

visit 22ndcenturymedia.com/our-company/

events.

Lighting of the Green

6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5,

Breidert Green, downtown

Frankfort. Participants can

experience a tree lighting

ceremony to kick off the

holiday season in Frankfort

and enjoy a visit from

Santa & Mrs. Claus, hot

chocolate and cookies. Fun

for the entire family.

FRIDAY

Coffee Cake and Crime

9:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 6,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. This

month, we will discuss

“The Life We Bury” by

Allen Eskens. Joe Talbert

has finally left home for

college, but not without

guilt over leaving his autistic

brother behind with

his dysfunctional mother. A

college assignment gets the

young man entangled in a

cold case, raising to clear

the name of a Vietnam veteran

before he dies. Books

are available at the Circulation

Desk. Join the discussion.

Candlelight House Walk

5-10 p.m. Dec. 6, Downtown

Frankfort and surrounding

areas. Get in the

holiday spirit by joining us

for this very special event

sponsored by the Historical

Society. Homeowners

throughout the Frankfort

area open their festively

decorated homes for visitors’

enjoyment. The historical

society is open for

viewing. Participating

shops and restaurants are

open as well.

SATURDAY

Bath Bombs, Bubble Bath,

Body Wash and Lotion

10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 7,

Founders Community Center,

140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Students will be making all

of these toxic free products

that they will get to take

home and enjoy with their

family. This is a handson

class, so get ready for

some good clean fun. This

program is for students age

12 and up. Fee is $57 for

non-residents and $62 for

residents.

SW

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Santa Photos and

Workshop

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec.

7, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Santa is making a

special appearance at the

Founders Community Center.

There will be cookie

decorating, holiday themed

games and a chance to visit

with Santa. New this year, a

professional photographer

from Anna Thielen Photography

will be onsite for

photos. Each family will

receive a free 5×7 photo

with Santa. Additional

photos are available to purchase

through the photographer’s

website. Participants

should remember to

bring a camera. There are

three time slots available

from 11-11:30 a.m., 11:30-

noon and noon-12:30 p.m.,

and participants should

specify a time on the registration

form. There is a $5

fee per child. Registration

deadline is Dec. 5.

Cookie Walk

Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7, and

Sunday, Dec. 8, Breidert

Green, downtown Frankfort.

Check-in is from 11:30

a.m.-1 p.m, and participants

will receive a wristband

and cookie bag. Tickets are

$20 per person and all ages

are allowed. Each ticket

allows participants to take

part in either the Saturday

or Sunday event and collect

a festive, individually

wrapped holiday cookie at

up to 25 downtown Frankfort

merchants. Participants

can also enjoy hot chocolate

stations and a visit with

Santa. To register, visit

frankfortchamber.com or

call (815) 469-3356.

Paws with Claus

1-2 p.m. Dec. 7, Founders

Community Center, 140

Oak St., Frankfort. Participants

can bring their friendly

family pet and a camera

for a holiday photo opportunity

with Santa Claus.

New this year, a professional

photographer from

Anna Thielen Photography

will be onsite for photos.

Each family will receive

a free 5×7 photo with

Santa. Additional photos

are available to purchase

through the photographer’s

website. All pets must be

on a leash. Participants are

asked to bring a pet item to

be donated to a local shelter.

There is a $2 fee per dog

family. No registration required.

Racism Book Discussion

1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 7,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. This

month, we will discuss

“The Sun and Her Flowers”

by Rupi Kaur. To

understand racism in its

many forms, we have to

understand our own, how

we deal with society, and

the history behind what

race means today. Her poems

are about the bitter aspects

of love, loss, abuse,

violence and trauma, while

also celebrating the power

of grace, healing and

strength through adversity.

Books are available at the

Circulation Desk. Join the

discussion.

Christkindl Weekend

Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and

Sunday, Dec. 8, downtown

Frankfort. Visit downtown

Frankfort for Christkindl

activities throughout the

weekend. The event is

sponsored by the Frankfort

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Historic Business Association.

For more information,

contact the Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce at

(815) 469-3356.

MONDAY

Stamping on Metal

6-8 p.m. Dec. 9, Founders

Community Center, 140

Oak St., Frankfort. Do you

have a mantra you want

to live by? Do you have a

saying or phase you want

to be reminded of? Whatever

it is you can put it on

metal. Learn how to stamp,

bend and color your pieces.

All tools and supplies are

included in the fee. This

program is for participants

16 and up. Fee is $25 for

residents and $30 for nonresidents.

Nonfiction at Night Book

Club

7-8 p.m. Dec. 9, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. This month, we

will discuss “Charity and

Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage

in Early America”

by Rachel Hope Cleves.

Cleves explores the lives of

two ordinary middle-class

women who serve as a

window on historical constructs

of marriage, gender

and sexuality in late 18thcentury

and early 19th-century

America. Books are

available at the Circulation

Desk. Join the discussion.


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LW East celebrates with parade a year in the making

3

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

The slogan for the Lincoln-Way

East football

team in 2019 was “redefined,”

but the postscript

can read “champions.”

The Griffins celebrated

winning the Illinois High

School Association Class

8A state championship

Sunday, Dec. 1, with a parade

around the communities

that make up East. It

all culminated with a midday

rally at the school in

Frankfort.

“This really started last

November … after we lost

to Loyola,” East Athletic

Director Mark Vander

Kooi said during the rally.

“This team and these

coaches were determined

to make sure that we were

going to finish the deal

this year.”

East Principal Sharon

Michalak also praised the

team for the work it put

into preparing for the season.

“You redefined having

spirit and it shines brightly,”

she said. “You redefined

teamwork, which

resulted in a championship.

Lincoln-Way East

football team: We are so

proud of you.

“We want to thank you

for sharing with us the joy

of watching you compete

and never giving up in order

to earn the title of state

champions.”

East coach Rob Zvonar

also thanked the team’s

fans for braving the elements

to watch the game

in DeKalb.

“You were loud, and

you were awesome,” he

said.

During his speech,

Zvonar said he found it

fitting that the state title

games took place on the

weekend after Thanksgiving,

because it allowed

him to think about for

what he is grateful – such

as the support from the

school district and administration,

the families of

the players and coaches,

the youth football feeder

programs, the athletic

boosters, and the communities

that make up East.

“And then these guys

here – we are blessed

to have these players,”

Zvonar said. “Thank you

Please see parade, 4

Four busses full of Lincoln-Way East High School football players make their way

around the Lincoln-Way community Sunday, Dec. 1. The Griffins wrapped up a

perfect season with an ISHA Class 8 State Championship over Warren the previous

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Man arrested, charged with

groping women in multiple

Plank Road Trail incidents

Nuria Mathog, Editor

A Richton

Park man

was arrested

Nov. 25

and charged

with Class 4

felony battery

after he Swift

allegedly

groped multiple women on

the Old Plank Road Trail in

three separate incidents this

fall, the Frankfort Police

Department announced in a

Nov. 26 news release.

Anthony C. Swift, 33,

of the 22800 block of East

Drive in Richton Park, was

arrested in connection with

incidents reported on the

trail Sept. 10, Oct. 23 and

Nov. 6. In each incident,

a woman reported a lone

man had grabbed her buttocks.

At around 11:20 a.m.

Nov. 25, Frankfort officers

received several reports of

a potential suspect running

between the Larch Road

and the LaGrange Road

suspension bridge, according

to police. A woman

reported she was walking

westbound on the trail

when she saw a man matching

the description of the

suspect in previous cases

running eastbound toward

her. The woman said she

passed the man, continued

walking westbound and

noticed someone quickly

approaching her from behind.

At that point, she said

she turned around and saw

the man behind her. She reported

she thought he was

attempting to touch her,

but he was startled by her

movement and changed di-

From Nov. 26 From dec. 2

rection, running east along

the trail.

Frankfort patrol officers

worked with a Will County

Forest Preserve officer to

set up a perimeter, which

they began to tighten

with each reported sighting,

according to police.

The man, later identified

as Swift, was detained on

the trail between Oak and

White Streets, and taken

to the Frankfort Police station

for additional questioning.

Through investigation,

police determined

Swift was a regular trail

user and would sometimes

park near the trail and

Larch Road, according to

the release. On Nov. 25,

he reportedly parked near

White and Elwood streets.

After being processed

and interviewed by Frankfort

police, Swift was

transferred to the Will

County Jail, where he

awaits a bond hearing.

The Frankfort Police Department

wishes to thank

the community and other

law enforcement agencies

for all of the leads and tips

investigators received that

led to the arrest.

“I thank the users of the

Old Plank Road Trail who

immediately called the police

when they saw somebody

doing something inappropriate,”

Frankfort Mayor

Jim Holland told The Station.

“We certainly also

thank the police for quickly

using proper police techniques

to set up a perimeter

and close in on the subject.

We also thank our detectives

for their good work in establishing

the evidence that has

led to a felony charge.”

Trustee resigns from Village Board

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Frankfort Village

Trustee Dick Trevarthan

resigned from the Frankfort

Village Board effective

Dec. 2, citing health

issues as the reason for

his departure, Frankfort

Mayor Jim Holland was

expected to announce at

the Board’s regular meeting

that same evening.

In an interview with

The Station, Trevarthan

said he was thankful for

the opportunity to have

served the people of

Frankfort and appreciated

that they had continued

to elect him for so many

years. Trevarthan was a

Village trustee for a total

of 32 years, serving from

1971-1973, 1975-1979

and from 1993 until his

resignation this week.

“That makes me proud,”

he said. “I was always

happy to be there.”

During his time as

parade

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for showing an uncommon

commitment. Thank

you for setting aside individualism

and believing

in team first. Thank you

for redefining yourselves

on a daily basis in all that

you do. It is because of

that redefining that today

you sit here as the very

best in what you do. Not

very many people get to

wake up in the morning

and be the very best at

what you do, but that is

exactly what you guys are

today.”

Zvonar said he was

proud to be the coach at

East.

“This is not some

trustee,

Trevarthan

held a number

of roles

on Village

committees,

most recently

as the Trevarthan

chairman

of the Operations Committee.

He contributed to

several projects in downtown

Frankfort, including

improvements to the west

side of Oak Street, and

advocated for the consolidation

of Frankfort’s

normal group of young

men,” he said. “They are

going to change the world

for the good. But for now,

they’ve earned the right

to celebrate. The trophy

will be in the case, and

you are going to get the

ring, but the legacy will

last a generation and all

the memories that go with

it.”

After the rally concluded,

and while the families

and students took to the

court to celebrate with

the football team, East

standout senior defensive

linemen Adrian Wilson

and Sean McLaughlin reflected

on the season and

the parade.

“Getting on the bus

and going around with

the team, that was one

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“I was lucky in my life

to meet a lot of sharp

people and work with

them and learn a lot from

them,” Trevarthan said. “I

learned from a lot of good

people that were on that

board. I’ll miss that.”

Trevarthan is an alumnus

of Purdue University,

graduating in 1959 with a

degree in agronomy and

a minor in golf course

management and landscaping.

He helped build

Frankfort’s Prestwick

Country Club golf course

and maintained it for more

than three decades as a

golf course superintendent.

Holland told The Station

he credits Trevarthan

with playing an important

role in landscaping and

beautification efforts in

Frankfort.

“For many years, since

I was first elected 22 years

ago, Dick and I have

served on as trustees together,

and while I was

mayor,” Holland said.

“Dick will be very missed

by the people of Frankfort.

He always would talk

a stand on even controversial

issues and he would

vote for what he thought

of the coolest things,”

McLaughlin said of the

parade. “It’s kind of one

of the last times that

we’re all going to be together

for an organized

event.”

They also touched on

how it felt the night before

as the clock hit zeroes.

“It was just surreal,”

Wilson said. “You just

think all the way back to

January and all the hard

work you’ve put in.”

“You’re lost in emotion

almost,” McLaughlin

added. “You don’t

know what to do, because

all of the work that you

put in has finally like

come to a point and you

have nothing other to do

than to celebrate with the

would be in the best longterm

interest of the people

of Frankfort.”

State law calls for the

mayor and trustees to appoint

a new trustee within

60 days of a trustee’s resignation.

Holland said the

Village will begin accepting

applications for the

vacancy, which will be

made available on the Village’s

website, vofil.com,

and at the Village Administration

Building, 432 W.

Nebraska St. All residents

who are registered voters

are eligible to apply, and

applications must be submitted

to Theresa Cork at

the Village Administration

Building by Monday,

Dec. 30.

Holland said he expects

to conduct interviews for

the position the first week

of January and appoint

a new trustee during the

Tuesday, Jan. 21 Village

Board meeting.

brothers you’ve grown up

with something you’ve

worked toward forever.”

As for how they felt this

team would rank in the

pantheon of East football

teams, they each pointed

to the team’s toughness.

“The defense putting

up a zero in a state

championship game is

like truly unheard of, especially

with the other

games where there was

like 37 and 42 [points],”

McLaughlin said. “I definitely

think our grit was

one of the biggest things.

We had kids that were

playing with one shoulder,

and we had a kid with

a club on his hand. Just

the grit and toughness

that we had was crazy.”


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A tradition 10 years strong

Rock Bottom, 22nd Century Media team up for Cheers to

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Heather Warthen, 22nd Century Media’s Chief Events Officer, welcomes guests to the

10th annual Cheers to Charity and explains the sales at Rock Bottom that benefit the

Orland Township Food Pantry.

Sandburg Chamber Singers (left to right) Maudy Miklos, Abby Hooks and Veronica

Leafblad perform during Cheers to Charity. Through Dec. 20, guests at Rock Bottom

Orland Park get $5 off their bill if they bring three canned food items or a new,

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food deposit on Nov. 26 during 22nd Century Media’s

annual Cheers to Charity event at Rock Bottom

Restaurant and Brewery in Orland Park. Photos by Bob

Klein/22nd Century Media

Pat and Ann Rodgers, of Tinley Park — longtime

contributors to the cause — donate toys for the Toy

Box Connection as well as food during Cheers to

Charity. Through Dec. 20, 25 cents of every glass of

Rudolph the Prairie Red sold at Rock Bottom Orland

Park will benefit the Orland Township Food Pantry.


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Contests

Already underway: Holiday Card Contest 2019

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

We hope you weren’t

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Now, if we can have but

a moment of your time. In

that Holiday Guide, we officially

announced our Holiday

Card Contest for 2019.

We’re looking for your

custom and creative Christmas

cards, those loud and

proud year-end letters (we

also enjoy the ones that

make us laugh), pictures of

your child’s first celebration,

artistic interpretations

of what the family would

look like if they were actually

happy together for

the holidays, your all-time

favorite Kwanzaa customs

or Hanukkah handwritten

blessings — whatever it is

you send to the people you

love to remind them you

care this time of year.

We want to see your intricate

paperwork. We want

to hear who got a new job,

how they’re spending the

money and who is being

left out (and why, please).

We want holiday photos, be

they riffs on your favorite

National Lampoon movie

or in the true spirit of the

holiday.

Whatever it is you do

to greet people for the

holidays (just the familyfriendly

stuff, please), simply

address these things

to Managing Editor Bill

Jones, and mail them to

11516 W. 183rd St. Unit

SW Office Condo 3, Orland

Park, IL, 60467. Make

sure the items somewhere

include a name and a phone

number at which we can

reach you, should you happen

to win the contest, as

well as your hometown.

We will accept submissions

through 5 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 24, because we,

Holiday Card Contest 2019 Prizes

A look at what you can win in this year’s Holiday

Card Contest

Best in Show

• Four $25 gift cards to Bonefish Grill, 15537 S.

LaGrange Road in Orland Park

• Four one-hour passes for racquetball/wallyball

at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave. in

Orland Park

• A $25 gift certificate for Tazza Italian Ristorante,

14065 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen

• $25 gift card for One Paper Place, 590 Bankview

Drive, Suite B, in Frankfort

• A certificate good for $5 off a purchase of $10 or

more at Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage, 16600 W.

159th St. in Lockport

Funniest

• A $100 gift card to Urban Air Adventure Park,

19800 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena

• Four $10 gift certificates for The Barrel Club,

4910 W. 111th St. in Oak Lawn

• Two hours of free bowling for up to six people,

including shoe rentals, along with a pizza and

pitcher full of pop, at Laraway Lanes, 1009 West

Laraway Road in New Lenox

• Certificates for four free value baskets at

Culver’s, 18248 Sayre Ave. in Tinley Park

• A certificate good for $5 off a purchase of $10 or

more at Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage, 16600 W.

159th St. in Lockport

too, wait to do things until

the last minute sometimes.

The entries must be received

(not postmarked) by

that day, so make sure to

give yourself enough time

for holiday mail service.

The entries will be evaluated

by our editorial staff

and judged in two categories:

Best in Show and Funniest,

so tell us in which

category you’d like to be

considered. We will pick

one winner in each of the

categories from across all

seven of the towns covered

by 22nd Century Media’s

Southwest office: Orland

Park, Tinley Park, Frankfort,

Mokena, New Lenox,

Lockport and Homer Glen.

In addition to awarding

prizes (detailed in the accompanying

sidebar), we

plan to publish images or

transcripts of our winners

in print, along with a few of

our other favorites.

We do have three rules.

• We are allowing only

one entry per household for

this contest.

• The entry must be from

this holiday season.

• Because we’re living in

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Eighth-graders celebrate

Student Government Day

Submitted by Village of

Frankfort

Eighth-grade students

from Hickory Creek Middle

School demonstrated

true leadership skills Nov.

18 as they participated in

the Village of Frankfort’s

annual Student Government

Day. The full day of

activities began with an

overview of the Village

at the Village Administration

Building, followed

by visits to the Frankfort

Fire Protection District,

Frankfort Police Station,

Wastewater Treatment

Plant and the Utilities/

Public Works Facility.

During a luncheon at Aurelio’s,

students were able

to talk with their Village

counterparts about their

responsibilities and issues

of concern. The day concluded

with a “mock” Village

Board meeting with

all student government

representatives in their appropriate

role.

“Meeting with the future

leaders of our community

is always a pleasure for our

entire Village Board and

staff members,” Frankfort

Mayor Jim Holland said.

“The questions asked are

well thought out, and their

enthusiasm to learn more

about Village government

and its activities was evident

throughout the day.”

Student Government

Day participants included

Avery Jones (mayor), John

Mitchell, Sohum Desai,

Kylie Steinhauser, Avery

Bath, Sam Singer, Drew

Clarkin (Village trustees),

Lia Delage (Village clerk),

Logan Venable (Village

administrator), Caroline

Carr (assistant Village

administrator/development

services director),

Madalyn Genz (police

chief), Katie McCreary

(fire chief), Cassidy Venable

(finance director),

Riley Drzewiecki (utilities

director), Sama Muhsen

(public works superintendent),

Tony Mazziotta (assistant

director of development

services), Maddie

Clark (building manager),

Ashley West (event coordinator)

and Michael

Lombardo (Village attorney).

Eddie Olczyk to sign at bookstore in

conjunction with LW East Book Fair

Staff report

Eddie Olczyk — professional

hockey analyst, former

player and coach — is

to hold a signing for his

book “Beating the Odds

in Hockey and in Life”

starting at 2 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, at Barnes & Noble,

160 Orland Park Place in

Hickory Creek Middle School students participate

Village of Frankfort’s annual Student Government Day

on Nov. 18. Photo submitted

Orland Park.

The event is being held

in conjunction with the

Lincoln-Way East Bookfair,

and Olczyk agreed

that his book sales will

support the fair. The fair

also will have a cookie/

cupcake decorating and

coloring table, storytime

board games, Lego table,

gift-wrapping and a speciality

drink called “The

Griffin Claw” in the cafe.

Olczyk will sign copies

of his book but not memorabilia,

according to the

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Frankfort residents (left to right) Erik, Makenna,

Madison and Karah Hoffer pose for a photo Nov. 25 in

their new house, which is retrofitted with sprinklers.

photos submitted

Pictured is an example of a sidewall sprinkler.

When Erik Hoffer purchased

his new home in

Frankfort, he saw a unique

educational opportunity.

Hoffer, the executive

director of the Northern Illinois

Fire Sprinkler Advisory

Board, had the house

retrofitted with sprinklers

and opened his doors to

the public Nov. 25 to give

guided tours on a cause he

cares deeply about.

“Being that it’s a retrofit,

it’s a little bit different than

new construction,” he said.

“You don’t know what

you’re walking into as

far as the walls, so there’s

some challenges here and

there, but overall it’s a really

smooth process.”

Hoffer said about a dozen

people stopped by his

house throughout the day,

including elected officials,

fire officials, building officials

and realtors interested

in the retrofitting process.

Representatives from USA

Fire Protection and the

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

were also on hand to

answer visitors’ questions.

“Being able to teach

people and educate people

about fire safety has become

a passion, and so this

is a really good opportunity

to show people what is the

ultimate protection you can

have in your house to protect

you and your family,”

Hoffer said.

The rooms of his house

feature different setups and

types of sprinklers, depending

on the size and dimensions

of each area. Some

rooms contain concealed

pendent sprinklers that activate

through a two-part

process: the plate drops

down at 130-140 degrees,

and at 155 degrees, the

liquid in the glass bulb expands

and breaks, setting

off the sprinkler.

“You’re not going to set

them off if you have smoke

or burnt cooking,” Hoffer

explained. “You’re not going

to set them off just because

a smoke alarm goes

off. You have to have the

heat of a fire to be able to

set them off. And they don’t

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go off all at once, like you

see in the movies. That’s the

biggest misconception that

we deal with day to day.”

Hoffer said he promotes

the use of smoke alarms to

give families an early warning

to evacuate a house in

the event of a fire. He also

recommended that residents

looking to install sprinklers

in their homes consult with

a fire sprinkler contractor, a

list of which can be found at

the Sprinkler Fitters Local

281 website, sprinklerfitterchicago.org.

For a standard

Please see sprinklers, 14


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Support your Community—SHOP LOCAL!

Downtown

Behnke Photographers, 100 Kansas

Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 21 Ash

Bokay Flowers, 130 Kansas

Briosa Boutique, 22 S. White

Clover Clothing Co., 11 S. White

Down Home Guitars, 11 S. White

Francesca's Fortunato, 40 Kansas

Frankfort Arts Association, 21 Ash, Ste. 7

Fuse Salon and Spa, 28 Kansas

Glory Bee Gift Shop, 122 Kansas

Grounded Coffee Bar, 19 Ash

Isabel’s Journey, 28 Kansas

Kids Works Children’s Museum, 11 S. White

La Vie Vintage, 4 W. Nebraska

Lil Surprises, 22 Ash

Lorin’s Luxe, 21 S. White

My Sisters and Me Boutique, 1 N. White

Raffy’s Candy Store, 21 S. White

Redtail Market, 3 W. Nebraska

Silver Strand Boutique, 4 W. Nebraska

Simply Home Again, 115 Kansas

Simply Rose Boutique, 11 S. White

Smooth Ink Custom Apparel, 26 Ash

Stacey’s Place, 4 W. Nebraska

The Belly Factory, 20 Ash

The Brow Lounge, 111 Ash

The Family Hearth General Store, 119 Kansas

The Paper Spot, 11 S. White

The Storehouse, 24 Elwood

This &That Gifts, 11 S. White

Whimsy, 27 Ash

Other locations

Action Sports, 75 Bankview Drive

Amazing Fantasy Comics &Games, 20505 S. LaGrange

Evilena’s Red Dresser, 20887 S. LaGrange

Green Envee, 9401 W. Larawy Rd, Ste 4

Nearly New Resale, 9995 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Royal Salt Cave &Spa, 20881 S. LaGrange

Sweet Lulu, 9401 W. Laraway

The Dressing Room, 9645 Lincolnway Lane

The Conservation Foundation, theconservationfoundation.org

White Street Market, 20901 S. LaGrange

Yarns to Dye For, 59 Bankview Drive

Child Care Option

Kids Works Children’s Museum, 11 S. White

Frankfort shoppers can drop off their children from

5-9 p.m. $20 per child for Museum members; $25 for

non-members. Children must be potty-trained.

Reservations required. Call 815-469-1199.


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Commissioner honored for 20 years of service

Submitted by Frankfort

Park District

On Nov. 1, Frankfort

Park District Commissioner

Tom Barz was honored

by the Illinois Association

of Park Districts, or IAPD,

for his 20 years of service

as a Commissioner of the

Frankfort Park District.

Barz was first elected to

the Frankfort Park District

Board in 1999. Barz was

most recently re-elected to

the Park Board in 2019 for

a four-year term that runs

through May 2023. He is

currently the president of

the Frankfort Park District

Board of Commissioners

and has previously served

at the vice president of the

Board.

Barz has committed to

serving the residents of

Frankfort. During his time

on the Frankfort Park District

Board of Commissioners,

he has assisted in

the District receiving more

than $2 million dollars in

Open Space Lands Acquisition

and Development

grant funding along with

acquiring 150-plus acres

of park land inventory.

Barz has been a strong

advocate for funding and

advocacy of park issues

at the State level. In 2017,

he served as the chairman

of the IAPD board. During

that time, Barz spent

countless hours of his time

advocating and supporting

initiatives for parks and

recreation. Prior to serving

as the chairman, Barz

served as a joint conference

chairman for the Illinois

Parks and Recreation

Association. He continues

to dedicate many hours

to improving recreation

services in Frankfort and

Frankfort Park District Commissioner Tom Barz (right)

is recognized by and Kevin Dolan, chairman of the

Illinois Association of Park Districts. Photo submitted

throughout the State of

Illinois. It is an honor to

have Barz represent Frankfort.

Lincoln-Way students invited

to apply for scholarships

Submitted by GFWC Mokena

Woman’s Club

The General Federation

of Women’s Clubs Illinois

is offering scholarships

through the GFWC Mokena

Woman’s Club sponsorship

for students planning

on enrolling in an Illinois

college, university, trade

or vocational school for

the 2020 fall semester. Applicants

are not limited to

current high school seniors.

All ages of potential students

are welcome to apply,

and past applicants and/or

winners may re-apply.

Applicants need only

to be a resident of Illinois

and plan to attend an Illinois

college, university or

vocational school.

The 2019-2020 GFWC

Illinois scholarships include:

Lorado Taft Art

Scholarship, Arthur Grant

Smith Drama Scholarship,

Hamilton Ridge Music

Scholarship, Illinois Cottage

Park Ridge Vocational

Scholarship for Girls,

Lincoln Lodge Vocational

Scholarship for Boys and

Vina A. Miller Education

Scholarship.

Applications with all

supplemental materials

must be postmarked by

Feb. 15 and mailed to:

Judy Rader, 132 11th St.,

Lincoln, IL 62656.

Applications may be

obtained on the websites

of the Lincoln-Way high

schools and Providence

Catholic High School, as

well as at the Mokena and

Frankfort Public Libraries.


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sprinklers

From Page 10

new construction house, the

cost is typically 1 1/2 to 2

percent of the home’s overall

cost, Hoffer said. “When

you roll that into a 30-year

mortgage and you advertise

it over 30 years, you could

be talking as little as $10

a month,” he said. “And if

it’s providing you protection,

and your family that

life safety that you have,

you can’t beat that for that

price.”

To further highlight the

importance of home sprinklers,

the event featured a

display in memory of 63

Illinois residents who have

died in house fires in 2019.

For residents still interested

in learning more

about sprinklers, it’s not

too late to participate in the

“open-ended open house,”

Hoffer said. He invited

residents to contact him at

his email address, erik@

nifsab.org, to schedule a

future tour.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

FOR FRANKFORT COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED

SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 157C

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy

increase for Frankfort Community Consolidated School District

Number 157C, Will County, Illinois for 2018 will be held on

December 18, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. at the Grand Prairie School

Board Room, 10482 West Nebraska Street, Frankfort, Illinois.

Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present

testimony to the taxing district may contact Dr. Maura Zinni,

Superintendent, Frankfort Community Consolidated School

District Number 157C, 10482 West Nebraska Street, Frankfort,

Illinois 60423; (815) 469-5922.

II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or

abated for 2018 were $29,795,177.

The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to

be levied for 2019 are $30,800,000. This represents a 3.37%

increase over the previous year.

III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public

building commission leases for 2018 were $1,159,700.

The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service

and public building commission leases for 2019 are $0. This

represents a 100% decrease over the previous year.

IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2018 were

$30,954,877.

The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2019 are

$30,800,000. This represents a 0.50% decrease over the previous

year.

Edie Adamski

Secretary, Board of Education

Frankfort Community Consolidated

School District Number 157C

Will County and Cook County, Illinois

The frankfort station’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

William Kush, Noonan

Academy first-grader and

Frankfort resident

William Kush was chosen as this week’s Standout

Student for his academic excellence

What is one essential you must have when

studying?

First, I need to change out of my uniform

and then have a snack. Then I tackle my

homework in a room with a bright light so

I can see, a sharp pencil and my dinosaur

eraser.

What do you like to do when not in school or

studying?

Play with Legos, build with blocks, color

and draw and watch Pokemon with my

brother Chris.

When is your dream job?

A paleontologist who also teachers others

about dinosaurs. I really like dinosaurs.

What are some of your most played songs

on your iPod?

“Farmer and the Dell” and “My Gold

House Key.” We sing them in music with

Ms. Yukich. I don’t have an iPod, but I really

like the music at my school.

What is one thing people don’t know about

you?

That I have two older brothers. Chris is 15

and Cody is 20. I’m the youngest.

Whom do you look up to and why?

My dad because he’s super smart, owns

his own business, likes to hang out with me

and play games.

What do you keep under your bed?

Nothing. My mom won’t let me. She says

that there’s a place for everything. It’s just

not under my bed.

Who is your favorite teacher and why?

Ms. Grotto because she’s pretty, and nice

and smart.

Photo submitted

What’s your favorite class and why?

Gym because we play fun games.

What’s one thing that stands out about your

school?

God. God is everywhere at my school. I

love God and love going to Noonan.

What extracurricular(s) do you wish your

school had?

A swimming pool for a swim team.

What’s your morning routine?

I wake up, get dressed, eat a healthy breakfast,

brush and floss my teeth, wash my face,

pack my backpack, put on my shoes and

coat to leave, then I say goodbye to my cat

and dog and get into my mom’s van.

If you could change one thing about school

what would it be?

Nothing, I like everything about my

school.

What’s your favorite thing to eat in the

cafeteria?

When Mrs. Cathy made pizza for me last

year.

What’s your best memory from school?

The end-of-school picnic because there

were bounce houses and being in the Mokena

Fourth of July parade with my friends

for school.

Standout Student is a weekly feature in The

Station. Nominations come from Frankfort

schools.


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Sink’s Shots

Frankfort

resident Dale

Sink snapped

this shot of a

house finch

sitting in the

tree outside

his family room

window and

posing for a

shot.

December 6th, 13th and 20th at630

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Christkindl Weekend

in Historic Downtown Saturday, Frankfort Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec.

Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 • Noon to 4 p.m.

Bring the family to historic

downtown Frankfort for the 34th

Annual Christkindl Celebration

sponsored by the Frankfort Historic

Business Alliance and the Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday & Sunday:

* Letter Writing to Santa — 1 to 4

* Horsedrawn wagon rides — 1 to 4

* Cookie decorating at Kernel Sweetooth — 1 to 3

* Craft Station — Noon to 4 (while supplies last) Saturday in the

Trolley Barn, hosted by Home Depot Sunday at the Frankfort

Arts Association, 21 Ash St.

* Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Frankfort Chamber of

Commerce — 1 to 3 ($2 gift market for kids; gift wrapping

by elf helpers)

* Hot cocoa stations and more!

Saturday only:

* Grand Prairie Singers — 2 to 4 on Breidert Green stage

* Lantern Parade — 4pm, free lantern for children, meet at the Historical Society and

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Police reports

Man is arrested after

allegedly fleeing police

A resident of unincorporated

Mokena faces

multiple citations after allegedly

fleeing from an officer

Nov. 26 during a traffic

stop in Frankfort.

Stephen C. Kerins, 20,

of 20210 S. Woodland

Circle in Mokena, was

cited in the area of Johnson

Avenue and Mulberry

Road for alleged fleeing/

attempting to elude, reckless

driving, speeding, a

traffic sign violation, having

no driver’s license and

having no insurance.

Frankfort Deputy Police

Chief Kevin Keegan said

an officer conducted a traffic

stop after observing a

black Chrysler 300 fail to

stop at a stop sign located

at Washington Parkway at

Johnson Avenue. As the

officer walked toward the

vehicle, the driver reportedly

stepped on the accelerator

and sped away, entering

Lincoln Highway

at a high rate of speed and

going around several other

vehicles.

Keegan said the officer

learned the vehicle

was registered to the

20200 block of South

Woodland Circle in unincorporated

Mokena, and a

Will County Sheriff’s Office

deputy familiar with

the house located the vehicle

as it entered the driveway.

The Frankfort officer

arrested the driver, later

identified as Kerins, at

that address. Kerins allegedly

did not have a valid

license and 30 grams of a

substance suspected to be

cannabis were reportedly

found in the vehicle.

Nov. 26

• Damage was reported to

the exterior of a residence

in the 20300 block of

Grand Traverse Drive.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Frankfort Station’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on

the Frankfort Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Tinley girl donates birthday

presents to Treasure Chest

six years in a row

When Dawn Beaudry

asked her now 10-year-old

daughter, Ella, to donate

her birthday presents for

her party when she turned

4, Ella did not hesitate.

“I was like, ‘She doesn’t

need anymore toys=; she

has enough toys,’ and so

I just started researching

places to give gifts to and

I found the Treasure Chest

Foundation, and I like that

it helps kids with cancer,”

Dawn said.

The Pediatric Oncology

Treasure Chest Foundation,

located in Orland

Park, gives children with

cancer gifts from its treasure

chest to provide “comfort

and distraction from

painful procedures,” according

to its website.

“I want her to start appreciating

what she has

in life and realize there’s

kids who don’t have all of

that, and that it’s nice to

help others when you can,”

Dawn said.

Every year for the last

six years, Dawn did not

needed to ask her daughter

if she would like to keep

donating.

“She actually asks every

year, she’s like, ‘Can we

bring toys again?’” Dawn

said.

For Ella’s birthday party

on Oct. 11, she collected 15

toys from three friends who

came over for a sleepover.

She and her mother also

went shopping to buy a few

extra.

On Oct. 25, Ella, her

mother and her 6-year-old

brother, Charlie, went to

the Treasure Chest Foundation

to deliver the toys.

Reporting by Jacquelyn

Schlabach, Editor. For more,

visit TinleyJunctionDaily.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Holiday spirit abounds

at LW Central Special

Olympics Cheer Clinic

The talented athletes of

the Lincoln-Way Central

varsity and junior varsity

cheer teams are always full

of school spirit, but it was

holiday cheer that inspired

them to host a heartwarming

event.

On Nov. 24, the LWC

cheerleaders held a free

Special Olympics Cheer

Clinic to teach aspiring

cheerleaders with special

needs tips and techniques.

To build on the season of

giving, each participant

was encouraged to bring an

unwrapped toy to donate to

Toys for Tots.

This first-time event was

inspired by the team’s dedication

to giving back to the

community, as well as the

coaching staff’s passion

for providing wonderful

experiences for children

with special needs. Cheerleading

coach Danielle

Emmart, assistant varsity

coach Alexia Powers —

whose brother Nick has

Down syndrome and took

part in the clinic — and JV

coach Emilie Harris said

they were thrilled to be

able to host the program.

“We do cheerleading

clinics for kids every year

— pre-K through eighth

grade — and we’ve never

really had any special

needs kids do it,” Emmart

said. “The more I thought

about it, the more I felt that

parents shouldn’t feel like

they can’t bring their kids

to something like this.

“I feel like this is something

that we should offer

to these kids to give them

a safe environment, especially

for the parents to feel

that they can stay with their

kids if they need to. We can

make this clinic all about

these kids and make them

feel like they’re cheerleaders

for a day.”

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit MokenaMesseng

erDaily.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Illinois Lottery celebrates

holidays with free hot

chocolate at Orland Park

Mariano’s

After finishing up their

grocery shopping at the

Mariano’s in Orland Park,

customers were handed a

fresh cup of hot chocolate.

The Illinois Lottery

teamed up Nov. 25 with

Mariano’s to provide a

little cup of cheer as they

greeted shoppers.

Excited about the toppings

she can choose, Orland

Park resident Sheila

Blockson said she was excited

to have a hot chocolaty

drink after shopping.

“This is amazing,”

Blockson said. “I was hoping

to get something warm,

because the temperature

dropped outside. This is

perfect.”

And after finding out the

hot chocolate event was

partially sponsored by the

Illinois Lottery, Blockson

said she knew it was not a

coincidence.

“My brother bought a

scratch-off last night and

won some money, so I

thought ‘I’m going to pick

one up today,’” Blockson

said.

Larry Miller, a program

director working with Illinois

Lottery, explained the

promotion.

“The Illinois Lottery

and Mariano’s have a new

partnership,” Miller said.

“We’re giving away hot

chocolate to the consumers

to promote the idea of

giving more surprises this

holiday season.”

Joe Lullo, who was

shopping for his father at

Mariano’s, said he was

happy to receive some hot

chocolate.

“This is a nice setup,”

Lullo said. “I’m on a diet,

but they roped me in, because

it’s tantalizing. I’m

so glad Mariano’s is here.

I appreciate the fact they

set this up and [are] doing

something nice for the holidays

for their customers.”

Reporting by Mary Compton,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit OPPrairieDaily.

com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Homer company recycles

e-waste for LTHS tech

enthusiasts

A Homer Glen technology

company is recycling

junk electronics and

donating the proceeds to

young tech enthusiasts at

Lockport Township High

School.

For every 10 pounds or

20 individual electronic

items recycled, the AJ

Technology Company will

donate $10 to the Technology

Education Club at

LTHS.

Old electronics — except

for computer monitors

— can be dropped off

at AJ’s office, 13231 W.

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3. Breaking News: Lincoln-Way East wins

Class 8A football state championship

4. Football: Henning leaves East with two

state titles, legacy in place

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kindness, big heart

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Another incredible year for the Griffins

nuria mathog

Editor

Lincoln-Way East is

still making history.

I still remember

watching the 2017

Class 8A championship

game between East and

Loyola Academy on TV,

three short months after I

became the editor of The

Station and came to realize

just how special this

team was. When the Griffins

clinched the state title

that day, I felt grateful that

I had been given the opportunity

to witness such

an incredible moment.

Two years later, they’ve

done it again.

This is a story about a

team filled with grit and

a fighting spirit and raw

talent. And in a way, it is

also a story about everyone

who has believed in

them: the friends who pile

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when it’s cold and raining

outside, the coaches who

give valuable lessons both

on and off the field, the

family members who offer

unconditional support and

encouragement no matter

the outcome of a game,

the alumni who come

back week after week to

cheer on a new generation

of Griffins.

Our coverage of East’s

football games this fall

has included some of the

most-read and mostshared

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website. It’s clear that the

community takes great

pride in its student athletes

and has been heavily

invested in the team’s

success since the very

beginning.

I would also like to

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DePaolis and photographer

Julie McMann, who

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From Page 20

143rd St. in Homer Glen,

from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

(and 10 a.m.-5

p.m.) till Dec. 20.

Matt Sypien, a sales

and account executive at

AJ Technology, said the

company’s goal with the

recycling drive is twofold.

They want to give residents

a safe, clean and accessible

way to get rid of their old

electronics while also helping

local high schoolers

pursue their passion for

technology.

“We’re accomplishing

two things here,” Sypien

said. “One, we’re keeping

our environment clean.

And two, we’re giving

back to some younger people

in the community who

are looking to be inspired

by technology and possibly

starting a career [in the

field].”

But it was CEO Anthony

Giacobbe’s idea to start

the recycling drive. Giacobbe,

a graduate of LTHS

and a Homer Glen resident

of 30 years, said it is his

goal as CEO to give back

to the community and to

make positive, meaningful

change.

Reporting by Benjamin

Conboy, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit LockportLegend

Daily.com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

LTHS receives, gets training

on two bleeding control

kits

Lockport Township

High School teachers took

full advantage of their late

start day on Nov. 19 with

a hands-on lesson from the

Lockport Township Fire

Protection District.

The district donated a

bleeding control kit to the

school, which can temporarily

stop bleeding and

drastically increase the

chance of survival in a

traumatic situation.

After months of collaboration

between the school

district and the department,

one kit was donated to each

of the campuses, to be located

next to an automated

external defibrillator.

Raising funds was only

half the mission, as the fire

district aims to give teachers

hands-on training.

To kick off the session,

Lt. Jeremiah Gericke led a

presentation explaining the

need for having easy access

to the kits as well as training

adults on proper usage.

Gericke cited the recent

Saugus High School shooting

in California, where

two children’s lives were

saved by teachers who

intervened using the kits

and stopped bleeding until

paramedics took over.

“We came up with this

idea as a union around this

time last year,” Gericke

said.

A dozen firefighters for

each campus volunteered

their time to provide the

training, as well as to

gather the initial donations

needed to afford the kits,

which cost $900 per unit.

Reporting by Derek Swanson,

Editorial Intern. For more,

visit HomerHorizonDaily.

com.

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Faith Briefs

American Islamic Association (8860 W. St.

Francis Road, Frankfort)

Daily Prayer Services

For service times, visit

www.AIAmasjid.org.

Jum’ah Prayer Services

Fridays. Sermon at 1:10

p.m. followed by prayers at

1:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177

Luther Lane, Frankfort)

Midweek Advent Worship

Wednesday, Dec. 11 and

Dec. 18. Advent Dinner

Fellowship from 5-6 p.m.,

with worship from 6:15-7

p.m.

Children’s Christmas

Program

9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday,

Dec. 15

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship (with

Holy Communion)

6:15 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Christmas Day Worship

(with Holy Communion)

9 a.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 25

New Year’s Eve Worship

6:15 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 31.

Divine Service

8 a.m. Sundays. Divine

service gets its name

from the fact that worship

is most importantly God

serving us. We come at his

invitation not to do God a

favor, but to receive from

Him what He alone has

to offer, after which we

respond in praise. Divine

service uses a variety of

rich, beautiful and often

ancient traditions of the

church found in the hymnal

accompanied by the

organ, as well as piano and

other various instruments

on special occasions.

Sunday Morning Adult

Bible Study

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

in the fellowship hall. Sunday

Morning Adult Bible

Study will explore the Gospel

of Matthew during this

fall. The Gospel of Matthew

serves as the “door”

into the New Testament.

Come for refreshments

and join the discussion on

subjects like parables, discipleship,

judgment day,

heaven, God’s promises,

and so much more.

10:46 Worship

10:46 a.m. Sundays.

10:46 Worship gets its

name from Acts 10:46,

where it mentions that the

apostles “heard the Gentiles

speaking in tongues

and praising God” – which

could well describe this

time of worship where

God is present and his people

are responding. 10:46

Worship blends the best of

both ancient tradition and

modern music and instruments

recognizing the ongoing,

present-day work of

the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Beginning at 10:46 a.m.

also suggests a more casual

worship where you’re

invited to come just as you

are.

Weight Watchers

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

10 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

Narcotics Anonymous

6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays

Heritage Baptist Church (21739 S. La

Grange Road, Frankfort)

Worship Services

10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sundays. The church offers

a staffed nursery for ages

birth-two years, and junior

church for ages two-five.

Sunday School

9:30 a.m. Sunday school

for all ages.

Wednesday Night

7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Truth Trackers Bible Club

for children starting at age

four through sixth grade

(September-May), ALIVE

Teens for grades 7-12,

nursery for ages birth-two

years, and Bible Study and

prayer for adults.

Ladies Bible Study

9 a.m. Wednesdays

(September-May). We are

studying the book “Women

Who Met the Master” by

Carolyn Culver. Nursery is

provided during the study.

Heritage Christian School

Heritage Christian

School is a ministry of the

Heritage Baptist Church,

serving students as young

as 4 and up to grade 12.

Call 815-464-9100 for

more information.

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 fami

lyhearthfrankfort@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 familyhearthfrank

fort@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

familyhearthfrankfort@

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 loud followed

by a lively discussion each

month. A $10 per month

donation includes refreshments

(book not included),

or $20 includes the book

cost.

St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 Sauk

Trail, Frankfort)

Mass Service

4 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30

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

and noon Sundays.

Reconciliation

3-3:50 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

Education

Faith formation Classes

are Wednesdays or Sundays

weekly beginning

first through eighth grade.

Please call (815) 469-3750

for more information.

Amazing Love Lutheran Church (21301 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort)

Mornings with Mommy

10–11 a.m. first and

third Wednesdays of each

month. The cost to attend

the one-hour session is $5

per child per session, and

payments can be made by

cash or check. Registration

is required, and those interested

may do so online. For

more information, contact

Ashley Schoech at ashley.

schoech@gmail.com or

visit www.amazinglove.

org/mornings-with-mom

my.

Teen Group

Teens in grades 6-12 are

welcome to join. There

will be a meeting with

new activities every second

Saturday of the month.

For more information, visit

www.amazinglove.org.

Women’s Group

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

first and third Saturday of

the month, at the church.

This semester we will be

studying “Uninvited” by

Lysa TerKeurst. More information

is available at

the church.

Men’s Group

6:30-8 a.m. every second

and fourth Saturday of

the month, at the church.

This group uses the Men’s

Fraternity curriculum,

which is currently focusing

on “Winning at Work and

Home.”

Lighthouse Fellowship (8128 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort)

Group Prayer Meeting

7 p.m. Wednesdays. All

are welcome.

Revolution Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Wednesdays.

This youth ministry is

for those in grades 7-12.

Meet for worship, games,

food and Bible study. Enter

through the upper-west

doors. For more information,

call (815) 469-0611.

Men’s Prayer Group

8-9 a.m. Saturdays.

Bible Study

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

These small groups

meet at the church and are

open to anyone who wants

to attend, offering a place

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Frankfort teen to perform in ‘The Art Deco Nutcracker’

Nuria Mathog, Editor

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A&A Ballet dancers (left to right) Mairead Littleton, Alexandra Guckel, Megan Wefel

and Grace Kurtz-Nelson pose for a photo.

For Mairead Littleton,

ballet is more than just

a style of dance — it is

a unique opportunity for

self-expression.

The 17-year-old Frankfort

dancer will take her

talents to the stage this

weekend in A&A Ballet’s

rendition of “The Art Deco

Nutcracker,” scheduled

for Dec. 6-8 at Chicago’s

Studebaker Theater.

Littleton has several

parts in the upcoming production

— a colorful, energetic

version of the classic

“Nutcracker” ballet set in

the 1920s.

Littleton, a senior at St.

Ignatius College Prep, discovered

her love of ballet

at an early age and has

been dancing since she

was 5 years old.

“I remember I was

watching YouTube videos

of ballerinas and seeing

advertisements, and then

me and my two younger

sisters, we decided we

wanted to stop Irish dance

and start ballet,” Littleton

said. “And then we did

that, and I stuck with it.”

She joined A&A Ballet

in 2018 and has participated

in several of the

company’s productions,

including a rendition of

“Sleeping Beauty” earlier

this year. In February,

Littleton competed in the

student ballet competition

Youth America Grand

Prix, where A&A Ballet

took first place in the ensemble

category.

“I think it’s really cool

to be part of a way to express

yourself that’s different

from the way you

normally do,” she said. “I

like how organized and

structured it is.”

Littleton rehearses for

“The Art Deco Nutcracker”

several times a week

in addition to practicing

specific elements of ballet

such as technique and

pointe. It’s a busy schedule,

but she makes it work

by managing her time well

and staying on top of her

schoolwork, she said.

She said she is most

excited to see how everything

comes together for

the production.

“Nutcracker week is always

really, really fun,”

she said. “You have your

dress rehearsal and you

practice on the stage. And

it’s just a really fun community,

and everyone’s really

excited ... It’s just cool

to see everything come together

on stage after all the

hard work you put in.”

Littleton plans to continue

dancing after high

school and is applying

to universities that offer

strong dance programs, as

well as the opportunity to

study physical therapy. Her

dream job is to be a physical

therapist who works

with dancers, she said.

“I think I could take a

lot of the training from all

of these years of dancing

and I can gear it toward

something and my future

as well, to keep dance in

my life,” she said.

She added she would

encourage young dancers

interested in taking up ballet

to “go for it.”

“There’s always the moment

where you have to

Mairead Littleton, a 17-year-old dancer from Frankfort,

practices her ballet technique. Photos submitted

If you go...

What: “The Art Deco Nutcracker”

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

Where: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

in Chicago.

Ticket information: Tickets can be purchased online

at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1018035. Prices

range from $30-50, depending on seating.

decide if you want to stick

for dance or pursue something

else you’re interested

in,” she said. “But I’m really

happy I stuck with

dance. It’s a really big part

of my identity and who I

am.”

faith

From Page 24

to ask questions and get

answers without being put

on the spot. Coed groups

for students and adults of

all ages are offered along

with men’s and women’s

groups. For more information,

call (815) 469-0611.

Hickory Creek Community Church (10660

W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort)

Worship Services

5 p.m. Saturdays and

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

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Powerzone Kids Ministries

During worship at 5

p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.,

11 a.m. Sundays. Children

newborn to fifth grade

will enjoy age-appropriate

Bible lessons each week.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Reach Student Ministries

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

Students from sixth

grade through high school

can worship, connect with

other students, learn about

God and his word, and enjoy

high energy activities.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Mixed Bible Studies

We have many Bible

studies that meet throughout

the week in the evenings.

Contact the church

at (815) 469-9496 for a

current schedule.

To have your church’s

events included in Faith

Briefs, email them to Editor

Nuria Mathog at nuria@

frankfort

station.com or call (708)

326-9170 ext. 14. Deadline

is noon Thursdays one week

prior to publication.


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Frankfort resident continues

mission to save monarchs

Nuria Mathog, Editor

With their bright orange

hues and black-streaked

wings, monarchs are easily

one of the most distinctive

types of butterflies in

North America. And they

need the public’s help to

stay that way.

For the past five years,

Frankfort resident Kay

MacNeil has educated residents

about these colorful

creatures through the Garden

Clubs of Illinois Milkweed

for Monarchs program,

which aims to raise

awareness of the declining

monarch population.

“It’s something that is

right in front of us, and

it’s so easy to solve this,”

she said. “We don’t see

tigers and we don’t see elephants,

and we send money

to charities like that.

But here is something. A

monarch butterfly is just

such an iconic symbol, and

you put that on any kind

of advertising, everybody

looks at it. And it was just

ridiculous that monarchs

are on this major, major

decline, and here in North

America we just aren’t

doing something about it,

and it’s so simple.”

According to the Center

for Biological Diversity,

the monarch butterfly

population is estimated to

have declined 90 percent

in the past two decades,

a drop attributed in large

part to decreasing milkweed

— the only plant

that monarch caterpillars

eat and where monarchs

lay their eggs. MacNeil

has made it her mission to

collect and distribute milkweed

seeds and encourage

other residents to plant the

seeds in their gardens, giving

monarchs a place to

Frankfort resident Kay MacNeil, creator of the Garden

Clubs of Illinois Milkweed for Monarchs program, holds

a monarch butterfly. Photo submitted

grow and thrive.

MacNeil estimates she

has sold thousands of

packets of milkweed and

given several hundred presentations

throughout her

time with the Milkweed

for Monarchs program.

In 2018, she received an

award from the National

Garden Club for a work,

and she also raises awareness

about the importance

of milkweed and helping

monarchs on her YouTube

channel, youtube.com/

channel/UC8coHlHAR

H7aIkMNJj6uplA.

“The other thing I do

is collect milkweed pods,

seed pods in the fall, and

then those I will send out

to anyone free with big

acreage,” MacNeil added.

“Which means that if

you’re a park district, if

you’re an individual that

has a farm and you don’t

mow, a township, a municipality

that has an area

they want to quit mowing

and want to put milkweed

in, I send that to them free.

I just make them pay for

the postage.”

In the fall, MacNeil collects

milkweed and stores

it in her unheated garage

to cold treat it, sending out

packets to anyone who requests

them. In the spring,

she cleans out the garage,

and any leftovers go to

the Illinois Department of

Transportation and to the

toll roads to use on the

roadsides, she said.

“It’s a wonderful system,”

MacNeil said. “I

don’t make any money

at it, of course. I don’t

care to. But it really is the

cheapest way for anybody

to get milkweed and to get

lots of information.”

More information about

the Milkweed for Monarchs

program, including

instructions for raising

caterpillars and facts about

the butterfly life cycle can

be found online at milk

weedformonarchs.info/.

Residents interested in

obtaining milkweed can

request samples by sending

a $2 cash donation and

a self-addressed stamped

business size envelope to

MacNeil at 689 Golf Club

Lane in Frankfort.


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The Dish

‘Good food, great service’ key to George’s successful 27-year run

Abhinanda Datta

Contributing Editor

After spending over four

decades in the food business,

George Kollintzas

has mastered the key to

running a successful restaurant.

“Good food, clean place

and great service — these

are my secret ingredients,”

George said.

The eatery, established

in 1992 and located at 990

N. State St. in Lockport,

has an extensive menu,

from fresh salads to satiating

desserts, and the

owners take credit for revamping

the items every

few years. But no matter

what the dish, they are all

consistent in flavor, texture

and presentation.

“One unique thing we

offer is consistency, since

we’ve had the same cooks

for about 20 years,” said

Christina Kollintzas,

George’s daughter and

business partner. “People

can always count on us for

the same taste and the same

friendly environment. We

are all one big family here,

and it is just very comfortable

and welcoming.”

The Kollintzas family

moved to Chicago from

California in 1990, and

fortuitously came across a

restaurant that already had

one of its member’s name

on it. While it got a complete

makeover, “I did not

have to spend money on

the sign,” George said.

George said he takes

great pride in the wide variety

of delicacies they serve,

but if he had to pick a favorite,

it would be the Greek

1/2 chicken ($14.95).

Broiling for 30 minutes

in lemon, garlic and herbs

renders the meat tender

and juicy. It is then cut into

George’s Restaurant

990 N. State St. in

Lockport

Hours

• Open 24 hours, daily

For more information...

Web: www.

mygeorgesonline.com

Phone: (815) 838-

7225

four pieces and served with

Greek potatoes.

After a taste of Greece,

guests can allow their palates

to explore some delectable

Italian dishes such as

the chicken broccoli Alfredo

($14.45) or the chicken

penne pesto ($13.95).

For those looking to

discover the restaurant’s

authentic flavors, there are

George’s chicken penne

($13.95) — the owner’s

own recipe, with chicken

tossed with creamy tomato

vodka sauce and penne

noodles — or the spaghetti

or mostaccioli ($13.45),

which are prepared with

meat sauce.

Christina has been

working at George’s since

she was 14 and became a

partner at 21 in July 2000.

She said working with her

dad gave her “the freedom

to do what I needed”.

“My father has been a

great support and for the

past 19 years, he has always

had complete trust

in me,” she said. “He believes

in my vision for the

restaurant.”

The restaurant boasts a

special menu section with

healthier food options,

and Christina said she is

responsible for incorporating

that.

“I added them about 15

years ago, because I like

keeping up with the trend

as far as diets are con-

The avocado toast ($8.95) at George’s Restaurant in Lockport is served with smashed avocado, house pico de

gallo, chopped bacon and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

The chipotle chicken and rice ($15.25) at George’s features grilled marinated chicken

breast over rice with chipotle cream, avocado, tortilla strips and sour cream.

cerned,” she said. “When

my father bought the place,

it was all about low-calorie

meals. Later it changed to

low-carb, and so I changed

the menu to reflect more

Paleo-friendly options.”

Despite the lack of delicious,

greasy condiments,

these items are quite popular

with the diners.

“Strangely enough,

one of our most soughtafter

[dishes] is the skinny

Greek chicken ($9.95)

which is basically Greekstyle

chicken breast paired

with tomato, broccoli, and

a cucumber and olive salad,”

she said. “The other

popular low-carb dish is

the steamed veggie pita

($8.95), served with a lowfat

cucumber sauce.”

Another filling, healthy

option is the keto bowl

($9.25), overflowing with

veggies such as baby spinach,

zucchini and squash,

served with turkey sausage,

two eggs and avocado

toast.

Guests can cap off their

meals with one of the selections

from the dessert

menu.

George suggests trying

the berries and cream

crepes ($9.45) — crepes

lathered generously with

sweet cream cheese, blueberries

and strawberry

sauce, and topped with

powdered sugar.

While the food at

George’s is affordable and

delicious, there is a lot of

competition from the other

eateries in Lockport. But,

“we have been here for

many years thanks to the

love and support of the

residents”, George said.

“We have great staff,

and that is important, because

no matter how good

the food is, if the service

is lousy, no one will want

to come back,” he said.

“There is something for everyone

here, and we love to

make our guests happy.”

One thing that sets

George’s Restaurant apart

is its 24-hour service.

Whether it’s a midnight

craving or mid-day pangs

of hunger, the restaurant

always has its doors open.

Its real secret?

“We lost our key, so we

can never close,” George

said.


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Actress Adams

4. St. Petersburg ballet

group

9. They often involve

probate

14. “She loves __”

Beatles

15. Royal band

16. Indigenous Canadian

17. Canada’s ___

Island National Park

18. Keep under wraps

19. Wood fasteners

20. Squabbling

22. Archaeological

site

24. Architectural

style developed from

Baroque

27. Dubai or Qatar

32. Remedies

34. Little letter

35. Post-op time

37. Columbus’

favorite

38. Refuse

42. __-A-Day

43. Fleshy red vegetables

44. ___ Martin

(cognac)

45. Austrian province

whose capital is

Innsbruck

47. On the ___, doing

better and better

50. Magnetic induction

unit

53. Short literary or

musical composition

54. Tempest container,

proverbially

57. Catcher

58. Fermented juice

of the grape

59. Seasoned rice

63. Show

68. Stop functioning

69. “What now?!”

70. Fine golf hole

performance

71. Time on end

72. Satisfy

73. First stomach

74. “ER” extras

Down

1. Annually

2. Very, to Verdi

3. Homer Glen mayor,

George

4. Gold units: Abbr.

5. Half of VI

6. ___ race

7. Spanish for gold

8. Tinley Park mayor,

Jacob

9. Improvise

10. ___ manner of

speaking

11. French pronoun

12. Rapper prefix

13. Urban rds.

21. First body part to

try out the water

23. “What I think,”

online

25. Disney movie

26. Ring cheer

28. Rationalist Descartes

29. “I cannot tell ___”

30. Military quarters

often

31. JFK listings

33. Certain track-andfield

participant

36. In the least

38. Marching band

instrument

39. Bank take-back

40. Actor Sharif

41. Get in tune with

43. Downhearted

46. Stable staple

48. Strip off covering

49. Emirates, for short

51. Carpenter tool

52. Ferrari, for one

55. Whopper topper

56. Adolescents

59. Neg.’s counterpart

60. “____ be seeing

you”

61. Mauna __ (Hawaiian

peak)

62. Famous animalrescue

vessel

64. ___ de cologne

65. Annual meeting

66. Airport near Lake

Erie: Abbr.

67. Chick’s mom

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.

Free to play.

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo

TINLEY PARK

Bailey’s Bar & Grill

(17731 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 429-

7955)

■9 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Karaoke

■9:30 ■ p.m. Saturdays:

Live Music

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Fridays

and Saturdays:

Live Band

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)

478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

NEW LENOX

Williamson’s Restaurant

and Pub

(1490 W. Maple St. New

Lenox, (815) 485-8585)

■Wednesdays: ■

$5

House Wine Wednesdays

■Sundays: ■ Spicy Bloody

Marys $5

To place an event in The

Scene, email b.conboy@

22ndcenturymedia.com.

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row,

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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If you are looking for the perfect ranch home

at a great price, look no more. Ranch Villas at

Keating Point, in the Village of Channahon,

offers ranch homes that are both beautiful and

maintenance-free.

These unique, detached townhomes feature

two bedrooms and two baths in 1,308 to 1,621

square feet. Each comes equipped with a full

basement, two-car attached garage, brick fronts,

and central air.

These Ranch Villas start in the $230’s and

boast an association fee of just $140 per month.

We offer five floorplans for you to choose from.

Do you long for a little more time to yourself?

For more family moments, too?

Luxury Ranch Detached Townhomes

Immediate Move-Ins. • Maintenance-Free Living

Starting from the $230’s

Maintenance-free living at The Ranch Villas at

Keating Pointe is our solution to your problem.

In one of our ranch townhomes, you can finally

wave goodbye to the chores that gobble up your

precious time. All exterior and landscaping

maintenance is done for you, including snow

removal. If you’ve had enough of cleaning

gutters, mowing the lawn, and shoveling the

driveway, you’re ready to take the next step.

The photos in this article feature The Roma,

one of the floorplans you can choose from for

your new ranch home. This 1,467 sq. ft. design

features two bedrooms and two baths. Plus,

you’ll get a flex room to use as you see fit.

Office? Guest room?You tell us. The Roma also

features ceilings that reach nine feet high and a

large kitchen with included appliances. You’ll

enjoy an impressively roomy feel, bounty of

spaceforentertaining,andultimateconvenience.

Speaking of convenience, a basement, two-car

attached garage, and patio are included. The

Roma starts in the low $240’s, delivering quality

in its construction and price tag.

Looking to move into a new home sometime

soon? Our ranch homes also feature quick

delivery homes. These quick delivery homes

have move-in dates as early as this fall.

To learn more about our detached ranch

townhomes, give us a call at (815) 290-5303 or

go to homesbycore.com.

Immediate Move-Ins • Maintenance-Free Living


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Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

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

Stonebridge II Model Opening Soon

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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Dunree II

Contact the Sales Center for details at

708.479.5111

and visit online any time at www.cranahomes.com

Decorated Models are Open

Mon-Thu 10am-4pm Sat/Sun Noon-4pm

Friday by Appt.

Since 1970

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Frankfort musician returns home for holiday concert

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Katie Blomarz is glad to

be back in Frankfort just in

time for the holidays — and

to share some new songs

with the community where

she first fell in love with being

a musician.

For the past two years,

Blomarz has toured the

U.S. as the upright bass

player for the acoustic

group The Barefoot Movement.

It’s a journey that has

taken the band’s four members

— Blomarz, singer/

songwriter and fiddle player

Noah Wall, mandolinist

Tommy Norris and guitarist

and singer Alex Conerly

— to just about every

corner of the country, plus a

few stops in Canada.

“As a band we’ve almost

played in all 50 states,”

Blomarz said. “I think left

we have South Dakota,

Hawaii, Nevada and, I believe,

New Jersey ... We got

to go to Alaska in the last

couple of years. We have

gone out to Colorado and

Wyoming and Montana

and California. We went to

New Mexico for the first

time this year. We’ve been

everywhere, which is really,

really a treat.”

The Barefoot Movement

is set to perform a holiday

concert at Trails Edge

Brewing in Frankfort on

Sunday, Dec. 8, two years

after the group’s first performance

at the venue.

“We originally started

doing a house show at my

parents’ house, and they

live right behind the Trolley

Barn in downtown Frankfort,”

Blomarz explained.

“But it quickly sold out.

And actually, we did one

original concert there and

one holiday concert, and it

If you go...

What: The Barefoot Movement at Trails Edge

Brewing

When: 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the

Black Willow Brass Quintet will open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Trails Edge Brewing Company, 20 Kansas

St. in Frankfort.

Ticket information: Tickets are $20 for adults and

$10 for students. To reserve tickets, email Mike

Blomarz at bmarz57@yahoo.com.

just became too much, so we

decided to move to Trails

Edge. And that worked so

well last time we’re going

to do it again there.”

This year’s concert is particularly

special because her

father, Mike, a fellow musician,

will be opening the

show as part of his group,

the Black Willow Brass

Quintet.

“They’ll play for 45 minutes,

and then we’ll play for

probably an hour and 15-

ish minutes, give or take,”

LOCAL LISTINGS

Blomarz said.

The performance will

consist of a “60/40” split

of holiday arrangements

and a combination of classic

songs and newer music,

Blomarz said, adding she

was excited to announce

that The Barefoot Movement

has just released a new

single, “Early in the Morning,”

from its upcoming

five-song EP “Rise and Fly”

which debuts in February.

That tour begins in early

2020, she said.

The Barefoot Movement band members (left to right)

Katie Blomarz, Noah Wall, Alex Conerly and Tommy

Norris will perform Sunday, Dec. 8, at Trails Edge

Brewing. Photo courtesy of Kira Hooks photography

“We’ve got a couple

little concerts in January,

and then we’ll hit the road

pretty hard in February,”

Blomarz said. “And then

probably sometime next fall

we’re going to be releasing

a full-length record, yet to

be named. That will be a 10-

song record. So, we’re getting

ready to release a ton of

music.”


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2701 Property for

Sale

2701 Property for

Sale

2701 Property for

Sale

2703 Legal

Notices

2703 Legal

Notices

2703 Legal

Notices

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 20958 82nd Avenue, Frankfort, IL

60423 (Single Family Home). On the

19th day of December, 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: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National

Association Plaintiff V. Antonio

M. Pascual Jr.; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 0021 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required 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:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

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.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 23240 Jackson Branch Drive,

Frankfort , IL 60423 (Single Family ).

On the 12th day of December, 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: Apex Bank Plaintiff

V. Entertainment Medical Services,

Inc.; ARR, LLC; Busey Bank sbm to

First Community Financial Bank;

Edward R. Jaquays; Five Oaks

Homeowners and Lakeowners Association;

Unknown Owners and

Non-Record Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0797 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required 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:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR 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.

COMMON AD -REAL ESTATE SEC-

TION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 20224 South Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort, IL 60423 (Condominium).

Onthe 26th day of December,

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: U.S. Bank,

National Association, As Indenture

Trustee Of The Firstplus Home Loan

Owner Trust, Asset Backed Securities,

Series 1998-4 Plaintiff V. Natalie

Esterkamp, as Independent Administrator

tothe Estate of John Becker,

AKA John T.Becker, Jr., deceased;

Willow View Condominium Association

Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0900 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required 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:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

That on December 30, 2019 asale

will be held at:

COLLISION EXPERTS INC DBA

CAR GALLERY

10317 VANS DR UNIT C

FRANKFORT, IL 60423

All bids to be in writing, to sell the

following articles to enforce alien

existing under the laws ofthe State

of Illinois against such articles for

labor, services, skills or a material

expanded upon or storage furnished

for such articles at the request

of the following designated

person(s), unless articles are redeemed

within thirty (30) days of

the publication of this.

NAMES: CECIL BOYD

VEHICLE: 2016 DODGE

CHARGER R/T GREY/BLK

VIN: 2C3CDXCT8GH174862

AMOUNT: $21,500

PUBLIC NOTICE

That on December 30, 2019 asale

will be held at:

COLLISION EXPERTS INC DBA

CAR GALLERY

10317 VANS DR UNIT C

FRANKFORT, IL 60423

All bids to be in writing, to sell the

following articles to enforce alien

existing under the laws ofthe State

of Illinois against such articles for

labor, services, skills or a material

expanded upon or storage furnished

for such articles at the request

of the following designated

person(s), unless articles are redeemed

within thirty (30) days of

the publication of this.

NAMES: JOHNETTA GREER

VEHICLE:2010 BMW X6

WHITE/BLACK

VIN: 5YMGZ0C53ALK13284

AMOUNT: $20,000

Certificate 33138 was filed inthe

office of the County clerk ofWill

County on November 8, 2019

wherein the business firm ofOne

Gifted VA located at 808 Sandra

Drive Apt 1, University Park, Illinois

60484 was registered; that the

true or real name of the person

owning the business, with their respective

post office address, is as

folows:

Shenee Buckner

808 Sandra Dr. Apt 1

University Park, Illinois 60484

773-590-2825

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

8th day of November, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

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

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

Plaintiff,

vs.

Antonio M. Pascual Jr.; et. al.

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 0021

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 5th day of September,

2018 ,MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

19th day of December, 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:

THE NORTH 125 FEET OF LOT

136, IN ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH

AND COMPANY'S ADDITION TO

LINCOLN ESTATES, ASUBDIVI-

SION OF PART OF THE EAST

HALF OF SECTION 23, TOWN-

SHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

MAY 9, 1930, AS DOCUMENT NO.

440834, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS.

Commonly known as:

20958 82nd Avenue, Frankfort, IL

60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

19-09-23-201-029-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Apex Bank

Plaintiff,

vs.

Entertainment Medical Services, Inc.;

ARR, LLC; Busey Bank sbm to First

Community Financial Bank; Edward R.

Jaquays; Five Oaks Homeowners and

Lakeowners Association; Unknown

Owners and Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0797

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 11th day of October,

2019 ,MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

12th day of December, 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 131 IN FIVE OAKS OF

FRANKFORT PHASE 1, BEING A

SUBDIVISION OFPART OFTHE

NORTHEAST FRACTIONAL

QUARTER OFSECTION 6, TOWN-

SHIP 34 NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NO-

VEMBER 19, 2004 AS DOCUMENT

NUMBER R2004-210761, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

23240 Jackson Branch Drive, Frankfort

, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

18-13-06-204-023-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

ties 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:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

U.S. Bank, National Association, As Indenture

Trustee Of The Firstplus Home

Loan Owner Trust, Asset Backed Securities,

Series 1998-4

Plaintiff,

vs.

Natalie Esterkamp, as Independent Administrator

to the Estate of John Becker,

AKA John T. Becker, Jr., deceased;

Willow View Condominium Association

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0900

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 26th day of August, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

26th day of December, 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 to the highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

Parcel 1: Unit D-300 in Willow View

Condominiums, as delineated on a

survey of Lots 3and 4, in RHC Estates,

a Subdivision of part of the East

1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 13,

Township 35 North, Range 12, East of

the Third Principal Meridian, according

tothe plat thereof recorded February

10, 1978 as Document Number

R78-04810, in accordance with the

Declaration ofCondominium made

by Maywood-Provisio State Bank, as

Trustee under Trust Agreement

dated December 20, 1985, known as

Trust No. 6206, and made onMay 21,

1985 and recorded May 21, 1985, in

the Office of the Recorder ofDeeds of

Will County, as Document No.

R85-15755; together with its undivided

percentage interest in the common

elements as set forth in the Declaration

and Survey Exhibit "A" attached

thereto. Parcel 2: Easements

appurtenant to and for the benefit of

Parcel 1asset forth in the Declaration

of Condominium of Willow View,

Document No. R85-15755 for ingress

and egress and driveway purposes.

Parcel 3: Easements as set forth in the

Declaration of Covenants and Easements

dated March 25, 1985 and recorded

May 30, 1985 as Document

Number R85-16493, and asset forth

in Declaration of Covenants and

Easements dated May 2, 1985 and recorded

May 23, 1985 as Document

No. R85-15754, for ingress and egress

and driveway purposes, all inWill

County, Illinois.

Commonly known as:

20224 South Frankfort Square Road,

Frankfort, IL 60423


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2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2703 Legal Notices

Description of Improvements:

Condominium

P.I.N.:

19-09-13-126-016-1004

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

10 piece 1994 Bedfor Falls

Christmas Village, It’s AWonderfull

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815-530-9000

1960’s Singer sewing machine,

needs some repair, includes

walnut desk-like cabinet $25

Call 708-724-4331

1998 Rascal Mobility Scooter

front and rear baskets. Seat up

to 400lb. Needs new batteries.

$100. Call 708-606-3119

24pc foam brush set $5, wallpaper

smoother brush new $5,

6pc wir brush set $6, 3in brass

wire wheel $2 Call

708-460-8308

3 portable CD players $10

each, golf umbrellas like new

$8 each, electric drill $25, volleyball

pro set $40 including

accessories. Call

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84 inch couch, neutral color,

very good condition, can text

photo. Call 708-307-0279

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condition, sizes 40 to 46

jackets, waist 32to 34” $20

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brush carpet shapooer/cleaner.

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jeans, t-shirts, underwear, twin

bedding, all for $50. Large

metal tool box $50. Call

535-9354

Calvin Klein-wool-mens jacket

size large new with tags never

worn $100 Firm. Call

219-308-0205

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new in box $7, 2 flowerpot

lamps $10 ea, Table top wagons

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11ft $50. Call 815-464-9023

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$35, Crystal champaign glasses

set of8$35, Bar mirrors $10

each Call 708-214-8351

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1970’s $35, gold tree topper

w/lights new $5, new bent handle

snow shovel $22, new dust

pan w/brush $6. Call

708-460-8308

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rim EC was spare $65. Call

708-710-0170

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$10-$25, Lures $2 each, Gas

can Johnson/Evinrude 6gal

metal $25 Call 708-214-4022

Free large entertainment center,

cherry wood in good condition

50”long x 40”high Call

708-601-3023

Grey duct tape $3, kelly

green-clear orwhite tape $4ea,

photo/video storage boxes

$4ea, B&D 50pc screw driving

bit set $19, 12in hack saw $5.

Call 708-460-8308

Hamilton Beach bar blender

H-BB908, new-never used in

orginal box $65. Lawn roller

steel $10. 773-552-7850

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hand/shoulder $40, Clairborne

brown hobo $20, Burberry new

k/o $35. Call 708-645-4245

Head TS 6 tennis racket $60, 4

wooden folding chairs $40.

Call 815-463-0282

Honda mags 4bolt pattern fits

Accord 1990-2002, Prelude

1992-1996, Acura 1997-1999

size 15 $80. Call 708-227-0113

Kris Kindle mugs. 8 mugs

years 2000-2007 10.00. TV

stand. Black w/smoked glass.

Nice. $20.00. Golf clubs and

bag. Full set. Wilson. $20.00.

708-514-4623

Like new chest freezer 20

1/2”w, 37”l, 33”h $70.

Lighted Christmas houses ceramic

total of 13 $5 ea Call

815-409-2665

Mailbox post kit-white plastic

new in box, fits over 4x4, holds

1 or 2 mailboxes-Gilbraltar $50

at Menards $20 Firm Call

708-380-8671

Motion recliner, neutral color

&very comfortable. $75 OBO

Call 708-921-8505

New 2008 School House collector

plate boxed $15, new

1992 ceramic candy server

boxed $10, new 1982 crystal

party plate beautiful Wiebolts

boxed $20. Call 708-460-8308

New 20in wide Christmas tee

stand $15, ice blast w/s de-icer

32oz $4, men’s ski gloves XL

$5, men’s rubber totes 9 $10

Call 708-460-8308

New alum scoop wood handle

shovel $24, snow plastic 18”

blade shovel $12. Call

708-460-8308

Over range range hood

w/lite/fan $35, tempered glass

shelving 58in long $12, H/D

steel scoop shovel $15, new

Mohawk runner rug 60in tan

$10. Call 708-460-8308

Potted Dwarf burning bushes

$20 ea, Atomic projection

alarm clock new $15, green

glass tealight holders new

$10ea, new 9”6flute champagne

glasses Holland $12,

new 8” 4 clear stem wine

glasses boxed $12. Call

708-460-8308

Recliner like new, brown

leather and plush beigh material.

Paid $425 asking $100.

Call 815-464-9972

Saloman downhill sky boots

m/f size 9 black $25. Call

708-785-3085

Santa Claus outfit XL many

extras with suit $100 OBO Call

708-590-6889

Shimano rod and Abu Garia

reel $60, Brale rod and Pfluger

reel $50. Call 708-687-5903

Slightly used pingpong table

with net, paddls, and balls. In

great shape $99. Call

708-949-9340

Snow skies; 5’6” Dynastar,

5’6” Rosignol, 6’3” Heads, all

with poles $100 Firm Call

708-717-5054

Target computer table $35, AP

Muffler Minute Man clock

$25, Throw rug 5x7 $15. Call

815-838-7898

Treadmill with incline feature

and workout monitor, works

great $100. Call 815-485-6008

Unused Rowing machine exerciser

$100. Call 708-633-7406

VW steel wheels fits 1999 thru

2010 Beetle, Golf, Jetta size 16

$50. Call 708-227-0113

Acorrection has been made to Lincoln-Way CHSD 210's Annual Statement of Affairs Summary previously printed in the November 27 newspaper.

The Ending Fund Balance at June 30, 2019 for the Municipal Retirement/Social Security Fund was incorrectly printed as $636,677. The

correct ending balance is $626,677.

Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2019

Educational Operations & Debt Transportation Municipal Capital Working Tort Fire

Maintenance Services Retirement/ Projects Cash Prevention

Social Security & Safety

Local Sources 1000 58,253,491 10,806,341 16,474,491 7,793,975 2,774,081 23,056 106,502 731,063 0

Flow-Through Receipts

/Revenues from One

District to Another

District 2000 0 0 0 0

State Sources 3000 9,253,661 0 0 1,014,828 0 0 0 0 0

Federal Sources 4000 1,818,427 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total Direct Receipts

/Revenues 69,325,579 10,806,341 16,474,491 8,808,803 2,774,081 23,056 106,502 731,063 0

Total Direct

Disbursements

/Expenditures 65,324,079 8,693,552 16,129,833 9,374,485 2,508,340 3,616,376 605,908 0

Other Sources/

Uses of Funds 0 (10,200) 10,200 0 0 0 0 0 0

Beginning Fund

Balances - July 1, 2018 377,492 1,031,074 9,182,481 3,066,695 360,936 3,618,813 2,190,533 781,535 0

Other Changes in

Fund Balances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ending Fund Balances

June 30, 2019 4,378,992 3,133,663 9,537,339 2,501,013 626,677 25,493 2,297,035 906,690 0

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Matt Kordas

Matt Kordas is a junior

defensive back on the

Lincoln-Way East football

team.

How long have you

played football and

how did you get

started?

I’ve been playing football

since I was 5 years

old. I started with the

Frankfort Square Wildcats

and I played with them all

the way through eighth

grade. It was a great experience

with them.

Did anyone else in

your family play

football?

Yeah, my dad [Greg]

played at Arizona State,

three of my uncles played

in college, one of them

at Notre Dame. A lot of

family, other cousins and

uncles, also played Division

I. That family tradition

means a lot to me. The

family takes a lot of pride

in me and I want to make

them proud and keep it going.

You have had a huge

postseason with five

interceptions in four

games [entering the

state championship

game]. How exciting

has it been?

It means a lot. We’ve

been working hard. It’s

kind of crazy to me to have

five in the last four games,

Julie McMann/22nd Century

Media

because I didn’t have a lot

in the regular season. But

I’ve kept working hard,

and I guess now I’m making

the big plays. I’m really

happy about the way

I’ve been playing.

What do you imagine

it is going to be like

playing in a state

championship game?

I know it’s going to be

crazy. A lot of us have

been dreaming of this

since we were little kids

playing football. I’ve been

watching the championship

games on TV with

my family for as long as I

can remember. I know it’s

going to be a great experience.

Is there a football

player you idolized or

looked up to growing

up?

I like Harrison Smith

on the Vikings. He played

at Notre Dame. I like how

hard he works and how he

plays the [safety] position.

If you could be

anybody else for a

day, who would you

want to be?

I’d want to be Dominic

Dzioban, the kicker for our

team. I think it’d be cool to

kick in games.

If they were making a

movie about your life,

who should play you?

Zac Efron. I think it

would be funny if he

played me.

What is your favorite

TV show?

I like “Stranger Things”

and “Modern Family.”

“Stranger Things” is really

funny and has a good

storyline. My family has

been watching “Modern

Family” as long as I can

remember and we always

laugh watching it.

Do you have any

hidden talents?

I’m actually really good

at fishing. As long as I can

remember, I’ve loved fishing

with my grandpa and

everything.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you want to go?

Hawaii. I’ve always

wanted to go there.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar.

Boys Bowling

Griffins get a bit of revenge

by beating Warriors in dual

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

The Lincoln-Way East

and Lincoln-Way West

boys bowling teams are familiar

with each other.

When the two local

schools squared off in a

dual meet with each other

this past week, it was the

second of three straight

meetings between the two

teams, including a pair

of Saturday tournaments

both were participating in.

Add to that West’s unreal

comeback in the final frame

to beat East out for the final

qualifying spot in last season’s

regional, and this had

the look of a great matchup.

It lived up to that billing

as East gained a small

measure of revenge by being

the team with the better

game down the stretch in

a 1,921-1,900 victory over

the host Warriors on Nov.

25 in a SouthWest Suburban

match at Laraway

Lanes in New Lenox.

It was the first dual meet

loss of the season for West

(4-1, 2-1), while the Griffins

(3-2, 3-1) were happy

to bowl better than on Nov.

lwe

From Page 47

Zvonar said. “These guys

truly did that, and that

allowed us to improve,

maybe with a team that

wasn’t as talented as last

year’s team.”

There is no doubt this

year’s Griffins team had

plenty of talent. Michiganbound

AJ Henning was the

state’s top recruit, defensive

ends Sean McLaughlin

(Northwestern) and Adrian

23 at the 44-team Plainfield

North Invite, where the

Warriors were fourth, while

East was 18th.

“Bowling is a fickle game

and anything that happened

last year doesn’t matter,”

East coach Dan Galligan

said. “What happened last

year doesn’t matter. When

I think of state last year I

think of our bowler [then

senior, Josh Edgin] getting

seventh overall.

“It was nice to see us

bounce back from a subpar

first game [in the dual

meet]. We were down 64

pins and we got our act together

and won by 21 pins.

It came down to the last

two bowlers and this time

we pulled it out. A key for

us is to not get down on

ourselves.”

The Griffins, who had

an all-senior lineup, rolled

a 1,008 in the second game

after a 913 in the opener.

Demitri Przybylinski led

the way with a 445 (245,

200) series. Nick Signore

had a 391, Luke Mittler had

a 381, Anthony Gordon got

a 359 and Anthony Bria

fired a 345.

Wilson (Bowling Green)

are big-time players, and

Dominic Dzioban (Miami

Ohio) is one of the nation’s

top high school kickers.

But this year’s team

did not blow teams away

simply by showing up.

They had to fight a little

bit harder, and they always

did.

Whenever the Griffins

seemed to be in a bit of

trouble this season, they

came up with a big play.

All three units stepped up

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West was led by a matchhigh

451 (215, 236) by junior

Nick Dudeck. Seniors

Cameron Jablonski (391)

and Ivan Escolar (388) with

a 388 were next. Junior

Glenn Prynn had a 362 and

sophomore Aidan Healy

(308) rounded out the Warrior

scores.

In the Minooka Regional

this past January, the Warriors

(6,053) edged East

(6,050) for the final spot.

West advanced by beating

East by 99 pins in the last

game, much of that coming

in the final frame.

“We’re still obviously a

little mad about that, it was

three pins,” Przybylinski

said. “So, we want to beat

them every time. We had

rallied [from 107 pins down

going into the final game to

beat West by seven] to win

the Lincoln-Way Cup last

year. So, whenever we play

them there’s an extra bit of

energy.

“In order to stay successful

this season we have to

keep our energy up much

more than in years past. We

have to keep our hopes up

and do the best we can.”

at different times.

The motivation was

always there.

“That’s definitely the

biggest reason we’re here

right now,” McLaughlin

said of last year’s loss. “I

don’t think it would be as

sweet right now if we were

going back-to-back. You

can’t change what happened

last year. That’s the

way it is. We’re just happy

to be champs now.”

It was special to watch.


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Boys Basketball

Griffins reach Joliet West final before falling to hosts

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

Naturally a team never

wants to lose. But for the

Lincoln-Way East boys

basketball team, the fact

that it was playing for a

tournament title in the first

week of the season was a

very good sign.

In the end, the Griffins

could not muster enough

consistency and fell 65-40

to the host Tigers in the title

game of the Joliet West

Tiger Thanksgiving Classic

on Saturday, Nov. 30.

With a bevy of returners

and talented juniors stepping

in, the Griffins (3-1)

are expecting big things

this season.

But they were without

a trio of players, including

two top ones, who just

happened to be helping the

East football team to an

undefeated season and a

Class 8A football championship

later on that Saturday

evening.

“It was a good way for

us to start the season,” East

coach Rich Kolimas said

of his team advancing to

the title game. “We played

good competition and got

a good measure of where

we were. We found out a

few things, now it’s back to

work [this past] Monday.”

East was without starting

center Sean McLaughlin,

senior guard and part-time

starter Ty Slager and junior

guard Clark Dilger, who

are all football players.

The Griffins were paced

by All-Tournament selections

senior forward Ryan

Sierocki (11 points, six rebounds)

and junior guard

Jhei-R Jones (10 points).

“We hung in there,”

Jones said. “But there were

times we couldn’t run our

offense. Joliet West is a

Lincoln-Way East’s Matt Wasso drives into the lane in a Joliet West Tiger

Thanksgiving Classic game against Harlan on Friday, Nov. 29. The Griffins won 57-30.

Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

very improved team. But

I feel we are going to be

very good and competitive

too.”

Matt Wasso, a senior

guard who had some heroics

in the opening game

of the tourney, scored five

quick points including a

3-pointer that gave the

Griffins’ their only lead at

5-3 with nearly two minutes

elapsed in the game.

But then five different

players scored as Joliet

West went on a 15-1 blitz

to lead 18-6 with 1:30 left

in the first quarter. It was

19-8 after one quarter and

34-16 at halftime.

In the third quarter,

East trimmed the lead to

12 twice, the last time on

a layup by junior forward

Myles Olagbegi with 1:47

left in the period. The Griffins

had an opportunity to

close within 10 or less but

turned the ball over.

After not making a basket

for nearly the first seven

minutes of the quarter,

Joliet West hit a pair of

them in the final 1:02 to

lead 45-30 after three. The

Tigers then opened the

fourth quarter with an 11-2

run to end any doubt.

“We didn’t play enough

team ball, but Joliet West

would close things up,”

Kolimas said. “Our mistakes

[including 22 turnovers]

weren’t because

of effort. It was because

Joliet West forced us into

them.”

East opened the season

with a thrilling 48-47 victory

over Plainfield South

as Wasso hit a 3-pointer at

the buzzer to win it.

The Griffins completed

pool play at 3-0 with a 54-

43 win over Crete-Monee

on Nov. 27 and a 57-30

victory over Harlan on Friday,

Nov. 29.

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Jones scored 17 points

against Crete, while Sierocki

and junior guard

Ryan Sucha scored 12

points each. Sucha led the

way against Harlan with

17 points.

Two years ago, the Griffins

won the tournament

title by beating Joliet West,

which was the defending

champion at that point.

That East team finished

23-6 and won the first regional

championship in

school history.

Sierocki believes the

team can get back to that

point.

“Obviously we were

missing some of our guys,”

Sierocki said. “Joliet West

is a good team but once everyone

is back, I think we

are going to be able to be

on par with that (2017-18)

regional team. That team

set the bar and we want to

continue it.”

This Week In

GRIFFINS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Dec. ■ 6 – at Andrew, 6:30

p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Dec. ■ 5 – hosts Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 6:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 10 – at Andrew, 6

p.m.

BOYS BOWLING

■Dec. ■ 5 – Bolingbrook at

Brunswick Bowl Woodridge,

4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 – Oak Forest Invite

at Oak Forest Bowl, 8:30

a.m.

Sports Briefs

LW East girls basketball

moves to 3-2

After falling 60-49 to

the host RedHawks at

the Marist Tournament

on Nov. 25, the Griffins

bounced back to close out

tournament play by beating

Crete-Monee 56-48 on

Nov. 26 and Plainfield East

49-22 on Nov. 27.

Senior guard Olivia

Molnar led LW East in all

three games. She poured

in 28 points against Crete-

Monee, scored 18 in the

win over Plainfield East

and finished with 13 points

in the loss to Marist.

Galassini, Gamecocks fall

in Elite Eight

The South Carolina

women’s soccer team, featuring

Lincoln-Way East

graduate Bianca Galassini,

advanced to the NCAA

Elite Eight by beating

Kansas 2-0 on Nov. 24.

The Gamecocks fell just

short of the Final Four,

though, as they lost 1-0 to

■Dec. ■ 10 – hosts LW

Central at Thunder Bowl,

4:30 p.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Dec. ■ 7 – Joliet West Invite

at Town and Country, 9 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 9 – Joliet Central at

Crest Hill Lanes, 4:30 p.m.

DANCE

■Dec. ■ 7 – at Minooka

Invite, 8 a.m.

WRESTLING

■Dec. ■ 6 – at Bolingbrook,

5:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 7 – at Plainfield

North Mega Duals, 9 a.m.

Washington State on Friday,

Nov. 29, in Columbia,

S.C.

South Carolina finished

19-2-3. Galassini, a junior

forward, had one assist on

the season.

Frankfort Park District to

host Holiday Hoops camp

Kids ages 6 to 14 are

invited to participate in a

Holiday Hoops camp from

12:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 26

and 27 at Founders Community

Center.

The camp, led by instructor

Dave Esterkamp,

is open to all levels of

players who are looking to

improve their skills while

playing games, participating

in contests and winning

prizes.

Fees: $35 resident, $40

nonresident. Information:

Call (815) 469-9400 or

visit www.frankfortparks.

org.

Sports Briefs are compiled by

Sports Editor Steve Millar,

s.millar@22ndcm.com.

visit us online at

www.frankfortstationdaily.com


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Football

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Henning leaves East with two state titles, legacy in place

JON DEPAOLIS, Freelance Reporter

Just how much can one player

change a program’s fortune?

For the answer, look no further

than Lincoln-Way East and its star

senior AJ Henning. Before the

Michigan-bound Henning took

over as a varsity star in 2017, the

Griffins were a perennial playoff

team capable of making noise in

the postseason.

But with Henning, East has won

two state titles in three seasons

and has held a top three state ranking

since early in the 2017 season.

“We’ve had so many kids that

you could say are once-in-a-lifetime

players – Nick Allegretti,

Devin O’Rourke and the list goes

on,” East coach Rob Zvonar said.

“But Henning might be a once-ina-lifetime

player, and he just continues

to prove it.”

As a full-time varsity player

– Henning made his first official

appearance as a freshman in the

Griffins’ 2016 playoff run – the

standout rushed 195 times for

1,237 yards and 22 touchdowns,

while catching 81 passes for 1,356

yards and 20 touchdowns.

In his two state final appearances,

Henning was at his best.

He rushed for 279 yards and three

touchdowns on 46 attempts over

the two East wins.

Henning said he takes to heart

the old mantra of big-time players

playing their best in big-time

games.

“I visualize myself going into

the game making those big plays,”

he said. “I tell the O-line to visualize

themselves making that block

to free up that extra space for me,

because if I have that crease, I

know we can make something

happen. Whenever there is open

space, there is always a chance.”

Henning proved that one more

time in his final high school game,

when he dashed 56 yards for a

touchdown down the right sideline

to help the Griffins pull away for a

12-0 win over Warren in the Class

8A state championship game Saturday,

Nov. 30.

Lincoln-Way East senior AJ Henning looks for running room in the Class 8A state championship game

against Warren on Saturday, Nov. 30, in DeKalb. Henning ran for 125 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown

run, in the Griffins’ 12-0 victory. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Henning finished with 125

yards on 29 carries.

“The bigger stage, the bigger

the performance,” Zvonar said.

“That’s the old saying: Big-time

players make big-time plays in

big-time games. That’s certainly

who he is. The bigger the stage,

the bigger the performance. He

seems to thrive in those and continually

come through.”

In 2017, Henning stole the show

in the 8A final by rushing for 154

yards in the Griffins’ 23-14 victory

over Loyola. One of his many

highlights was when Henning

found a seam on the right side, got

to the sideline and went 63 yards

for the touchdown to give his team

the narrow lead. Then, he broke a

42-yard run for a touchdown to ice

the game in the fourth quarter.

Zvonar said he thinks Henning

elevated that 2017 team.

“We’ve gone back through that

year several times, and it wasn’t

just the state game,” Zvonar said.

“I’m not sure we win that [second

round] game in the mud without

his kickoff return. We were 14-0,

but we think it might have been an

8-3 season without him.”

Leading into the 2019 title

game, Henning put together his

best season to date – rushing for

523 yards and 14 touchdowns,

while catching 52 passes for 748

yards and 13 touchdowns. In the

playoffs alone, Henning totaled

226 rushing yards, 266 receiving

yards and 10 total touchdowns.

Henning stayed healthy for

a full season for the first time at

East.

“What we’re really so happy

about is that he was able to play

week in and week out this year,”

Zvonar said. “The fact that this

kid played 14 games, rewrote our

record book, he is not just an All-

Stater – he’s an All-American.”

Aside from Henning’s individual

accolades, the Griffins also

sported a 40-1 record during his

three seasons on varsity. The lone

blemish on the Griffins’ resume

during Henning’s tenure was a 24-

16 loss to Loyola in the 2018 8A

semifinals – a game in which Henning

was limited because of an

injury that kept him to just seven

games played in the season.

“I don’t know if there has been

a more storied young man [in

program history],” Zvonar said.

“You’d have to say he is right in

that conversation with the all-time

greats – and probably at the top of

the list of offensive skill players.”

Henning will participate in the

2020 All-American Bowl in San

Antonio on Jan. 4. Then, it is on

to Ann Arbor to play for Jim Harbaugh

and the Wolverines in the

Big Ten.

“I’m going to enjoy this win for

a while, but I’m definitely excited

to close this chapter and open up a

new one and get started playing at

Michigan,” Henning said.

Henning will always be a Griffin

at heart. He said it meant the

world to him to close out his high

school career with the state title.

“It is so special to me, especially

coming off of last year with

the injury,” he said. “Just to do

it with this group of guys, who

I’ve been with since seventh and

eighth grade – we are just a group

of brothers who stuck together and

finished it out here tonight. It’s a

special thing.”

Jeff Vorva

Vorva wins

his first

Pressbox

Picks title

STAFF REPORT

Despite what he calls

one of his worst runs of

luck in covering high

school football, Jeff Vorva,

the sports editor of The

Orland Park Prairie and

The Tinley Junction, won

his first Pressbox Picks

championship after going

61-16, ousting Senior Editor

Thomas Czaja by one

game.

“I don’t want to complain,”

complained Vorva.

“But this football season I

had issues with the internet

under deadline, my camera,

my health and the final

game of the season my car

battery died. So, winning

this was like finding a diamond

in a cesspool. This

was a tough field of pickers

to beat.”

Lincoln-Way-area

Sports Editor Steve Millar

tied last year’s champion,

Publisher Joe Coughlin,

for third with a 58-19

mark. The New Lenox

Patriot editor Sean Hastings

was 54-23 and Chief

Marketing Officer Heather

Warthen finished 51-26.

As a group, the panel

finished 342-120 – 74 percent,

which would be a ‘C’

in most classrooms and a

‘D’ in a few others.


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Girls Gymnastics

Lincoln-Way seniors adept at overcoming adversity

6

CHRIS WALKER

Freelance Reporter

When teens do things

that they enjoy, they are

generally happy kids. But

when things don’t go their

way, it’s much more difficult

to remain positive and

be happy.

Things have gone really

well with the Lincoln-Way

co-op girls gymnastics

team with three consecutive

state appearances, but

its gymnasts have faced

their share of injuries and

other adversity that comes

with being a high school

student athlete, too.

Lincoln-Way just seems

to find a way to overcome

any negativity, and a lot

of that comes from the

leadership of its seniors,

including Allie Reis.

“She’s the light on our

team,” Lincoln-Way coop

coach Kory Thompson

said. “She’s always happy

and positive.”

Thompson, a 2001

Sandburg graduate who

helped Sandburg-Stagg

co-op take fifth in the state

her senior year, takes over

for Kim Lago as head

coach. Thompson had

served as Lago’s assistant

coach for the past five seasons.

Reis, fellow senior

Korina Jarosz, juniors

Juliana Arciszewski,

Lucy Haas, Grace Kmak

and Sarah Rosinski, and

sophomores Olivia Gonda

and Emerson Colins,

are among those who are

returning, bringing their

own unique skills, offering

a well-rounded team

that is ready for continued

success.

Reis and Jarosz are

fourth-year kids who have

experienced a ton over

their time as key members

of the co-op. Now they’re

set to enjoy their final year

while leading the team.

“I’m feeling really good

right now,” Jarosz said,

“We have four seniors

[two on JV] and I think Allie

and I are good leaders.

We have a lot of freshmen

coming in this year, which

I think is good. We can

show them what we’ve

learned and whatever else

they need to know.”

Thompson acknowledged

that Jarosz, an allaround,

bars and beam

state qualifier last year,

has battled many fears and

back injuries over the last

few years. She has matured

into a true team leader

that is now looking to

take the team to Palatine

for a fourth straight time.

It hasn’t always been

easy, although Jarosz may

often make it look that

way.

“Since freshman year,

I’ve known to get back

up and let things go when

they don’t go your way,”

Jarosz said. “You have to

learn to refresh and move

on.”

Sometimes that’s easier

said than done as this sport

can be so unfair. It certainly

was not fair to junior

Jackie Furlong. She had

put in a great deal of hard

work in the offseason, but

broke her foot and will

now miss the entire year.

“It’s a huge loss,”

Thompson said. “She was

training all-around in the

offseason and looked better

than ever.”

Lincoln-Way knows

that when a teammate

goes down, you need to

find a positive way of responding.

“I think it’s especially

important as seniors to be

as positive with everyone

in a sport where there is

a lot of downsides,” Reis

said. “There’s a lot of

injuries and sometimes

things don’t go your way,

so we’re really going to

focus hard on making sure

we’re having fun.”

Fun has coincided with

winning at Lincoln-Way

and that won’t change

with Thompson taking

over as head coach. It’s

business as usual with the

girls balancing gymnastics

with their studies and

other interests.

“Gymnastics is like the

No. 1 thing about who I

am,” Reis said. “I’m definitely

involved in a lot of

different things, but a lot

of us are like that. I’ve

just had to deal with time

management and avoiding

being stressed by all of

things I like to do.”

Calling junior Grace

Kmak the best hitting and

fielding gymnast in the

state isn’t a stretch by any

means as she’s equally

impressive on the softball

diamond as she is in the

all-around.

She advanced to state

individually in three

events and the all-around

as she dazzled with a

37.05 in the sectional last

year. Lincoln-Way will

need another huge season

from her if its destined for

state again.

Colins’ role becomes

even a bigger one this

year. She was mostly a

cheerleader on the sideline

last season due to being

injured, but she’s back

now and ready to contribute.

Freshman all-arounder

Natalie Hrkel also is

someone who will hopefully

make a positive impact

this year as one of the

team’s key newcomers.

“We have a few girls

out with serious injuries

but with several returning

athletes, these girls

understand what it takes

and have been really

stepping up,” Thompson

said. “With a larger team,

we are trying our best as

coaches to utilize every

athlete’s strengths and

make this a positive and

successful season.”

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Andrew volleyball player wins November honor

JEFF VORVA

Contributing Editor

Kylie Adams digs her

position.

The Andrew High

School senior played libero

on the Thunderbolts’ volleyball

team, which made

it to the Sweet 16 in Class

4A this season. Although libero

can be a thankless position,

Adams embraces it.

“I just like the feeling

of getting a good dig, it’s

the greatest feeling in the

whole world,” she said.

Adams was voted as the

winner of 22nd Century

Media’s Southwest Chicago

Athlete of the Month

contest for November.

She is the first Andrew

athlete since Jack Pranckus

(June 2017) to earn the

honor.

The Athlete of the

Month competition pits

featured Athlete of the

Week selections from our

south suburban newspapers

against one another in

an online voting contest.

The next contest is to

begin Tuesday, Dec. 10.

To vote, visit MokenaMessengerDaily.com,

hover over the “Sports”

menu tab and click “Athlete

of the Month.” Readers

can vote once per

session per valid email

address. Voting ends at 5

p.m. Dec. 25.

All athletes featured in

the November Athlete of

the Week sports interviews

are automatically entered

into the contest.

RIGHT: Andrew libero Kylie

Adams is the Athlete of the

Month for publisher 22nd

Century Media’s Southwest

Chicago branch. 22ND

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Griffins win third state title with historic defensive effort

4

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

The members of Lincoln-Way

East’s defense

hold themselves to a high

standard. The Griffins are

always chasing perfection,

and though they had not allowed

an opponent to score

more than 14 points all season,

they felt they still had

not played their best game

on the defensive side.

“Going throughout the

year, we had bits and pieces

where we had a quarter

or two holding teams to

one first down and negative

yards,” senior defensive

end Sean McLaughlin

said. “We just had to pull a

full 48 minutes together.”

What a time to do it.

On a rainy, cold night in

DeKalb, the Griffins turned

in one of the most dominant

defensive performances in

IHSA history.

East held Warren to 36

total yards, AJ Henning

scored the game’s lone

touchdown on a 56-yard

run, and the Griffins captured

the third state title in

school history with a 12-0

victory in the Class 8A

state championship game

Saturday, Nov. 30, at Huskie

Stadium.

“We laughed a little bit

because you look at our

scores and we thought we

had done pretty good not

letting a team score more

than two touchdowns a

game, then we looked at

[Warren’s] scores and they

hadn’t let a team score

more than one touchdown

in a game,” East coach

Rob Zvonar said. “You

don’t see a high school

defense like Warren’s very

often, maybe the best I’ve

ever seen.

“I think our guys wanted

to prove that they’re in that

conversation, too.”

Class 8A State Championship Game, Nov. 30

1 2 3 4 F

LW East 0 6 6 0 12

Warren 0 0 0 0 0

Three Stars of the Game:

1. AJ Henning, LW East, senior running back – 29 carries,

125 yards, 56-yard touchdown run

2. Jalen Hacha, LW East, senior defensive back –

Interception, six tackles

3. Sean McLaughlin, LW East, senior defensive end – Sack,

tackle for loss, fumble recovery

The Griffins (14-0)

drew motivation all week

from the hype surrounding

Warren’s defense. The

Blue Devils (13-1) had

not given up more than

seven points in a game and

only surrendered 40 points

through 13 games.

“We have a group chat

with all our defensive

players and all week, we

were texting,” East senior

linebacker Jake Kramer

said. “It started with just,

‘Beat Warren.’ Then, every

day, I was sending a newspaper

article that said Warren

was the best defensive

team in the state, or Warren

gives up an average of

this and this.

“So, we took that into

every rep in practice knowing

we wanted to come out

and prove we were the best

defense in the state. We

just wanted to come out

and make a statement.”

The 36 yards allowed

shattered the previous

record of 156 for fewest

yards allowed in a Class

8A state championship

game. It was just six yards

off the all-class record, as

Joliet Catholic held LaSalle-Peru

to 30 yards in the

1978 4A championship.

“We knew that in order

to prove we were the

best in the state, we had

to go up there and put up

a zero,” McLaughlin said.

“Doing that solidifies our

place as the best defense in

the state.”

East scored on a pair of

second-quarter field goals

from Dominic Dzioban of

46 and 45 yards to take a

6-0 lead to halftime. Dzioban

took a hard hit to his

leg on the second field

goal and was taken off the

field on a cart but returned

to kick in the second half.

“I knew this was my last

game as a senior, a state

championship game,”

Dzioban said. “I told [the

training staff], ‘I am playing.

It could be broken. I

will play.’ I wanted to go

out with my brothers, with

a bang, and we did just

that.”

The Griffins finally got

the big play they had been

waiting for to break the

game open when Michigan

recruit Henning broke free

for a 56-yard touchdown

run down the right sideline

with 2:12 left in the third

quarter, a play that was

very reminiscent of his

two touchdown runs in the

2017 championship game

won by East.

“We were getting little

chunks of yards all night,”

Henning said. “Me and

Jamal [Johnson] were

pounding away at them

and we knew it was just

a matter of time before

we hit that big play. Sam

AJ Henning lifts the IHSA Class 8A state championship trophy as his teammates

celebrate around him following Lincoln-Way East’s 12-0 win over Warren on

Saturday, Nov. 30, at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Paliga had a great kickout

block on the outside to free

me up some space. I hit the

sideline and it was history

from there.”

Henning ran for 125

yards on 29 carries in the

final game of a brilliant

high school career. Johnson

added 47 yards on 18

carries as the Griffins won

despite not completing a

pass.

Jalen Hacha had six

tackles and an interception

to lead the defense, while

his brother, Jaron Hacha,

and McLaughlin each recorded

a sack.

The Griffins also won

state championships in

2005 and 2017.

East had been on a mission

ever since falling in

the semifinals 24-16 to

Loyola last season in what

was a shocking end for a

team that had outscored

opponents 558-70 on its

way to a 12-0 start.

For the Griffins, the road

to redemption is now complete.

“I hopped on my computer

after I finally got

Third time’s a charm

A look at Lincoln-Way East’s three football state

championships

2005: Griffins 30, Maine South 24

In a two-overtime thriller, quarterback Anthony

Kropp’s 1-yard touchdown run in the second

overtime was the winner. Kropp threw for 230

yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Joe

Mau, who had nine catches for 107 yards. East won

the title in just its fifth year in existence.

2017: Griffins 23, Loyola 14

AJ Henning’s touchdown runs of 63 and 42 yards

were the highlights as the Griffins defense made

key stops to limit Loyola’s scoring despite 354

yards of offense. Brendan Gallagher recorded

seven tackles. Brendan Morrissey threw a 25-yard

touchdown pass to Mason Keenan.

2019: Griffins 12, Warren 0

Behind the most dominant defensive performance

in 8A championship game history, East won its

second title in three years. Warren managed

just 36 yards against the Griffins’ defense, while

Henning broke free for a 56-yard touchdown in the

third quarter.

done crying the day after

that loss to Loyola,”

Kramer said. “I printed

out a newspaper story that

said, ‘Loyola stuns Lincoln-Way

East.’

“I taped that on my wall

and I wrote, ‘Never again’

on it. I got up every morning

since then, looked at

that and said, ‘Never again’

until we got here. We got

here now, and we’re going

out as champs.”


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fastbreak

22nd Century Media photo

1st-and-3

THREE NOTES

ON ANOTHER

CHAMPIONSHIP

SEaSON FOR LW EAST

FOOTBALL

1. All-State honorees

Star receiver/

running back

AJ Henning and

talented kicker

Dominic Dzioban

(above) were

named to the 8A

All-State team by

the IHSFCA. Senior

defensive ends Sean

McLaughlin and

Adrian Wilson were

honorable mentions.

2. Double-digit wins

The Griffins won all

14 of their games

by double digits. The

closest calls were

a 20-10 win over

Bolingbrook in Week

4 and a 23-13 win

over Notre Dame in

the quarterfinals.

3. A complete team

The Griffins were

strong in all facets,

averaging 31 points

and allowing an

average of 6. Special

teams were also

excellent.

A year later, Griffins get their chance to celebrate

Steve Millar

s.millar@22ndcm.com

The Lincoln-Way East

Griffins are your

Class 8A football

state champions.

Those are words many

would have expected to

read on the pages of this

paper around this time last

year, when East seemed

destined to win the championship

with what through

RECAPPING PERFECTION

A look back at the Griffins’

14-0 season.

Aug. 30 – LW East 30,

Stevenson 7

Kyle Quinn impressed

in his starting debut,

throwing a touchdown

pass to AJ Henning.

Sept. 6 – LW East 31,

Naperville Central 10

It was a career night for

Devon Williams, who

ran for 285 yards and

three touchdowns on 18

carries.

Sept. 13 – LW East 42,

Bradley-Bourbonnais 7

12 weeks had been one of

the most dominant teams in

state history.

But it was clear that

the Griffins’ 24-16 loss to

Loyola in last year’s semifinals

not only drove this

year’s team all season long,

it also made this season’s

14-0 run even sweeter.

Accomplishments mean

more when there is some

adversity required. As

Lincoln-Way East’s seniors

soaked in the moment following

the 12-0 championship

win over Warren, they

repeatedly talked about

redemption.

Most teams that lose

only once in three years

don’t need to redeem

themselves to anyone, but

the Griffins felt the need to

The Griffins scored 42 in

the first half and cruised.

Henning had three total

touchdowns.

Sept. 20 – LW East 20,

Bolingbrook 10

East’s defense was

dominant, holding the

Raiders to 76 yards in the

road victory.

Sept. 27 – LW East 28,

Homewood-Flossmoor 14

In his first start at

quarterback, Ty Slager

threw a 43-yard

touchdown to Mason

Pierre-Antoine.

Oct. 4 – LW East 38, LW

Lincoln-Way East takes the field for the Class 8A state championship game Saturday,

Nov. 30, at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. The Griffins capped a perfect season with a

12-0 win over Warren. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

do it for themselves after

feeling like they let last

year slip away.

“Coming in here and

redeeming ourselves and

righting a wrong, it’s an

amazing feeling,” senior

Central 2

Slager threw two

touchdown passes and

the Griffins’ defense

dominated.

Oct. 11 – LW East 45,

Lockport 7

Max Tomczak stepped up

with 103 yards receiving

and two touchdowns.

Oct. 18 – LW East 40,

Sandburg 0

Henning ran for two

touchdowns and returned

a punt for a score, and

East recorded its first

shutout.

Oct. 25 – LW East 35, LW

defensive end Adrian Wilson

said.

The team’s motto all

season was “redefined”,

and the Griffins held

themselves to the standard

of redefining themselves

West 3

Returning after missing

more than a month with a

knee injury, Quinn threw

five touchdown passes.

Nov. 1 – LW East 40,

Plainfield South 0

Connor Kubik ran for

141 yards in the playoff

opener.

Nov. 9 – LW East 23,

Notre Dame 13

Henning had three

total touchdowns as

the Griffins took a 23-0

halftime lead.

Nov. 16 – LW East 26,

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4

daily.

“For us, that meant

to come back on a daily

basis better than we were

before,” East coach Rob

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Dominic Dzioban kicked

four long field goals as the

Griffins knocked off the

Vikings again.

Nov. 23 – LW East 24,

Marist 7

Matt Kordas came up

with his fifth interception

of the postseason and

Henning’s 66-yard score

on a shovel pass from

Quinn sealed the win.

Nov. 30 – LW East 12,

Warren 0

The Griffins finished off

their second perfect

season in three years,

holding Warren to 36

yards of offense.

Listen Up

“We wanted to come out and prove we were the best defense in the state. We just

wanted to come out and make a statement.”

Jake Kramer– LW East senior linebacker, on the Griffins’ record-breaking

defensive performance in the 12-0 Class 8A state championship game win

over Warren

tunE in

Boys Bowling, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Oak Forest Invite at Oak Forest Bowl

• LW East, LW Central and LW West are all

competing in the tournament.

Index

43 - This Week In

42 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


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