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Annual Christkindl Weekend

brings the joy of the season

to Frankfort, Page 3

Bella Abraham, 3, receives a chocolate coin from St. Nick on Saturday, Dec. 7,

during Frankfort’s annual Christkindl Weekend. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media




reported at




Page 4

Community service

Village officials share thoughts on

working with former trustee, Page 6

Holiday happenings

Ladies Night Out series rings

in the season with Mistletoe

Market, Page 10

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Feminist Book Club

7-8 p.m. Dec. 12, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer Road,

Frankfort. This month, we

discuss “I Know Why the

Caged Bird Sings” by Maya

Angelou. Sent by their mother

to live with their grandmother

in a small Southern

town, Maya and her brother,

Bailey, endure the ache of

abandonment and the prejudice

of the locals. Back with

her mother, Maya is attacked

by a man many times her

age. Years later, in San Francisco,

Maya learns that love

for herself, the kindness of

others, and the ideas of great

authors will allow her to be

free instead of imprisoned.

Books are available at the

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10 a.m.-noon with lunch

at 11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30

p.m. with lunch at 1 p.m.,

Dec. 14, Lincolnway Special

Recreation Association,

1900 Heather Glen Drive,

New Lenox. Enjoy pizza, a

bounce house and a visit and

photos with the Grinch. Cost

is $12 per person. Tickets

can be purchased at lwsra.

org/grinch. For additional

information or sponsorship

opportunities, contact Kristen

Ehrman at (815) 320-

3507 or kehrman@lwsra.


Lincoln-Way East High

School Madrigals

11 a.m.-noon Dec. 14,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. The Madrigals

from Lincoln-Way East

will showcase their amazing

vocal skills at the library today.

All are invited.


Harry Potter Yule Ball Reindeer on the Green

6-8 p.m. Dec. 13, Founders

Community Center, 140 Breidert Green, Kansas

Noon-2 p.m. Dec. 14,

Oak St., Frankfort. Calling and Ash streets, downtown

all Muggles, wizards and Frankfort. Participants are

witches. Come dressed to invited to enjoy live reindeer

on the Green, as well as

dance and celebrate the festive

event inspired by the free hot cocoa and cookies.

Yule Ball in “Harry Potter

and the Goblet of Fire.” vice Unit 718 will provide

Frankfort Girl Scouts Ser-

Enjoy a magical evening of caroling.

Harry Potter-themed crafts,

wizarding games, enchanting

music and spellbinding


surprises. This program is Polar Express Storytime

for children ages 5-12. Fee Train

is $25 for residents and $30 9:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.

for non-residents.

Dec. 15, Hickory Creek Metra

Station, 9430 Hickory


24th Annual Midnight Creek Drive, Mokena. The


Frankfort Park District invites

children and their par-

6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 13,

Historic downtown Frankfort.

This fun, annual shop-

ride to the “North Pole.”

ents to take a special train


ping event features area Along the journey, Santa’s

businesses that stay open elves will be busy making

late and offer special deals, balloon animals while passengers

enjoy listening to

raffles, giveaways, refreshments,

etc. For a list of participating

businesses, visit At the “North Pole,” par-

the “Polar Express” story.

frankfortchamber.com. ticipants will find Santa

Claus and bring him back


with them on the train to the

Hickory Creek Metra Station.

Participants will Lunch with the Grinch


holiday cookies and music

on the way home. A parent

or guardian must accompany

all children. Because of

the popularity of this event,

a maximum of six tickets

per household are available

to purchase at time of registration.

The first rain departs

at 9:30 a.m. sharp and the

second train departs at 11:20

a.m. sharp. This event is

for all ages. The fee is $16

for Frankfort Park District

residents and $21 for nonresidents

if tickets are still

available after resident registration.

PANda-monium: Handpan

Symphony and Gong


5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 15,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Relax,

meditate, and dance with us

through music and vibration.

Prepare to nurture yourself

with sweet harmonic tones

of the handpan and physical

vibrations of the gong. Artist

and musician Simon Jay

will lead the soundscape accompanied

by fellow handpan

players. Bring your own

mat, blanket, and pillow. All

are welcome. Registration

online or call (815) 534-



Senior Christmas Party

5 p.m. Dec. 18, CD&ME,

23320 S. La Grange Road,

Frankfort. Participants will

enjoy catering by Gatto’s

and entertainment by Vitto

Zatto. Seniors are asked to

bring an item for the Frankfort

Township Food Pantry.

There is a fee of $25 per person,

and the bus is available

for an additional $4. Participants

can take part in the optional

gift exchange for $10.

Magic Class

5-5:55 p.m. Dec. 18,

Mary Drew School Room

104, 20130 S. Rosewood

Drive, Frankfort. Children

will have a great time as

they learn a collection of

fascinating and mesmerizing

tricks. Amaze family

and friends with tricks that

involve cards, ropes, coins,

mind-reading and more.

While the tricks may appear

difficult, they are quick to

learn and easy to perform.

All materials are provided,

and each child receives a

magic kit to take home. New

tricks are always taught each

class. This program is for

children 5-12.


Animal Rescue Fundraiser

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 19, Rich’s Pizza Joint,

7228 Benton Drive, Frankfort.

Help raise some dough

for Cache Creek Animal

Rescue. 20 percent of all

pizza sales and 10 percent of

other menu item sales will

be donated to Cache Creek

Animal Rescue. For more

information, call (708) 532-



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Santa’s Little Helper

6:30-8 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 19, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak

St., Frankfort. Here’s your

chance to be a little elf.

As your parents are out

shopping for that one last

gift, you can be “Santa’s

Little Helper.” Each child

will be making a gift for

that special someone and

wrapping it up to surprise

them. What a surprise

it will be on Christmas

to give someone a gift

handmade and wrapped

by you. A light snack and

drink will be provided

too. To end the night, a

Christmas movie will be

enjoyed. This program is

for children ages 3-anda-half

to 9. Fee is $24 for

residents and $29 for nonresidents.

Elsa Character Brunch

9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday,

Dec. 21, Dancing

Marlin Restaurant, 20590

S. La Grange Road, Frankfort.

Join Elsa at Dancing

Marlin for brunch, singing

and photos while supporting

KidsWork Children’s

Museum. Each child will

receive Frozen goodies,

and Elsa visits every table.

Tickets are limited and

can be purchased over the

phone by calling the museum

at (815) 469-1199 or

on Eventbrite. Tickets are

$35 per adult and $20 per

child. Children 2 and under

attend free.

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Magic moments abound at Christkindl Weekend



Freelance Reporter

Walking through downtown

Frankfort, hearing

holiday music playing from

the outdoor speakers and

the sounds of sleigh bells,

one thing was clear: Christmas

has come to Frankfort.

The 34th annual Christkindl

Weekend brought

hundreds of families out to

take part in various activities

Saturday, Dec. 7, and

Sunday, Dec. 8.

“We have the cookie

walk where we have sold

325 tickets,” said Marianne

Melcher, executive director

of the Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce. “It’s a $20

ticket where they go to 25

stores and get a cookie.

“The event [Saturday]

has become tradition for

some families. This is also

Christkindl Weekend.”

The Christkindl Weekend

is sponsored by the

Frankfort Chamber of

Commerce and the Frankfort

Historic Business Alliance.

Watching St. Nick handing

out chocolate coins

while families kept warm

by the fire brought many

residents together to share

holiday happenings.

“We want to do as much

as we can for our businesses,”

Melcher said. “When

we bring events like this,

it brings people to our

businesses. This is such a

quaint town where everyone

is so friendly, the community

makes the holidays

more special.”

Hadley Salvatori, 9, of New Lenox, looks for Christmas

gifts for her parents during a Santa’s Secret Workshop

at the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, where all gifts

were $2. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

As families walked

through the trolley barn,

they watched children writing

letters to Santa.

One place giving away

treats was Kernel Sweetooth,

which has been taking

part in the cookie walk

for the past 12 years.

“Today, we’re giving

a rice krispie treat on

a stick,” owner Debbie

Kovarik said. “My husband

made the homemade bars

which he decorated. Today

is also a great way to meet

all the people that have not

stopped in before. It’s such

a happy holiday time.”

Walking down the street,

children were seen holding

dollar bills. In the Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce

building, several

gifts were laid on a large

table to create a Santa’s

Secret Workshop for children.

There, children could

purchase gifts for parents

and/or grandparents for


Volunteer Hannah Anderson,

of Frankfort, was

happy to help at the Santa’s

Secret Workshop.

“Seeing kids buying

presents for their families

is such a treat,” Anderson


After the children

picked out presents, teen

volunteers Maddie Griffith

and Kayla Pivaronas, both

from Frankfort, wrapped

the gifts.

Pat Salvatori and her

husband walked in the

chamber office with three

grandchildren: Hadley,

Hudson and Ava Salvatori.

They have been coming to

the Christkindl event for

five years.

“Today means everything

to me,” Pat Salvatori

said. “This has become a

tradition. We are creating

memories and this has become

their favorite thing

to do every year.”

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New Lenox man charged with sexual offenses against minors

Carbone previously

charged with

aggravated battery

in Frankfort

Sean Hastings

Contributing Editor

New Lenox resident

Anthony Carbone, 19, of

812 Spinnaker Drive, was

charged with two counts

of indecent solicitation

of a child, three counts of

grooming a minor, two

New Lenox man reportedly abducted at gunpoint

Police: Incident

related to similar

event in Frankfort

Sean hastings

Contributing Editor

A New Lenox man was

reportedly abducted at

gunpoint in his driveway

around 6 a.m. on Friday,

counts of

sexual exploitation


a minor and



material to

a minor, according



documents from the Will

County Circuit Court.

The alleged incidents

occurred between Nov.

7-16, according to court


He was arrested by Mokena

police and charged

Nov. 29, according to a

press release from the Will

County Sheriff’s Office received

on Monday, Dec. 2,

three days after the incident


The abduction happened

in the northeast part of

New Lenox Township, Will

County Sheriff’s spokeswoman

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Vaccaro said Mokena

police received a call

from one of the victim’s

parents on Nov. 18. Two

of the victims were Mokena

teenagers, aged 13

and 14. Mokena police

began an investigation

and executed a search

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The man was found safe

in Indiana at 11:08 a.m. on

Nov. 29.

The release states that

after speaking with family

members and an initial

investigation, it was determined

the man was leaving

for work at the time of his


Police learned that four

male black subjects wearing

ski masks directed the

victim at gunpoint into an

SUV and the men made several

stops at stores and used

his bankcard, according to

the release.

Frankfort police also reported

a similar incident on

Nov. 16 when a woman was

abducted at gunpoint at an

ATM and forced to access

her accounts for cash. She

was driven around with the

three men for three hours,

who also made stops and

used her bankcards. She was

also unharmed and dropped

off in Chicago with her vehicle.

The release states sheriff’s

detectives think that the suspects

in the New Lenox case

were masked while they

were inside the stores doing

individual gift card transactions

to avoid a fraud alert.

Sheriff’s detectives and

Frankfort police think the

two incidents are related, the

release states.

The Will County Sheriff’s

Office and the Frankfort PD

are asking residents to be



After being arrested, he

was taken to the hospital

for health concerns and

released from the hospital

to Mokena police custody

on Nov. 30, Vaccaro said.

He was taken to the Will

County Adult Correctional

Facility on Nov. 30.

His bond was set at

$1 million at his hearing

on Monday, Dec. 2. Carbone’s

attorney Jeff Tomczak

was not immediately

available for contact.

Carbone had been previously

charged with aggravated

battery after reportedly

knocking down

a woman on Old Plank

Road Trail in Frankfort in

June. It was later learned

that the attack reportedly

was sexually motivated.

He became startled after

knocking her to the ground

and fled, police said at the


Contributing Editor T.J.

Kremer III contributed to this



The Will County Sheriff’s

Office is seeking help

identifying subjects

reportedly involved in

the abduction of a New

Lenox man on Nov. 29.

Police think the incident

is related to a similar

incident in Frankfort on

Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of

the Will County Sheriff’s


extra cautious of their surroundings

while detectives

continue their investigation.

If anyone has information

regarding the incidents,

or can identify the subjects

in the photos, call the Will

County Sheriff’s Office at

(815) 727-8574 or Frankfort

police at (815) 469-9435.

From Dec. 6


gas station


robbed at


Nuria Mathog, Editor

Two men allegedly stole

cash and merchandise

from the Speedway gas

station at 22305 S. Center

Road around 5:20 a.m. Friday,

Dec. 6, before fleeing

the scene.

Frankfort Deputy Police

Chief Kevin Keegan said

an officer pulled into the

station just as the offenders

were leaving in a newer dark

gray Dodge Challenger that

had bright orange daytime

running lights. The officer

pursued the vehicle on Laraway

Road onto Interstate

57 but had to terminate the

pursuit near Vollmer Road

because the vehicle was

continuing at a high rate of

speed and making evasive

maneuvers, which caused

the officer to lose sight.

Keegan described the

two subjects as male,

black and wearing allblack

clothing and ski-type

masks blocking their faces.

Both men were armed with

handguns, he said.

No injuries were reported.

The case remains under investigation,

and Keegan declined

to state the amount of

cash and merchandise taken

from the store at this time.

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Frankfort Village Board

Trustee thanked for years of service to community

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Past and present Village

officials reflected on working

with longtime Frankfort

Village Trustee Dick Trevarthan

following the announcement

of Trevarthan’s

resignation, effective immediately,

during the Frankfort

Village Board’s Dec. 2 regular


Trevarthan served as a

Village trustee for more than

three decades, a position he

held from 1971-1973, 1975-

1979 and from 1993 to

2019. He was the chairman

of the Village’s Operations

Committee and contributed

to a variety of projects in

Frankfort throughout the

years, most notably the Village’s

beautification efforts.

At the Dec. 2 meeting,

Trevarthan said he was


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leaving the Village Board

because of health reasons.

He said he viewed his departure

as a retirement, not a

resignation, and that he had

enjoyed watching Frankfort

grow from a population of

1,800 to a community of

more than 19,000 people.

“I’ve never once gotten

tired of standing up and saying

the Pledge of Allegiance

to the flag,” Trevarthan said.

“I always thought that was

my responsibility, and I’d

like first to thank all these

people that have supported

me, good or bad. I tried my

best. I always came from my

heart, when I did what I was

trying to do.”

Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland

said Trevarthan would

be missed by the people of


“Certainly, on behalf of

a grateful public, we say

thank you,” he said. “For all

those years of service, we

say thank you, because our

town looks better because of

you: Landscape ordinances,

a lot of the landscape work

in places like right around

this building, the Village

hall. You were very instrumental

in adjusting the plans

so they’re appropriate for

Frankfort, and that’s very

helpful for us. It always has


Trustee Keith Ogle said

he respected Trevarthan’s

commitment to the Village

and his passion for his work,

adding he would miss working

alongside Trevarthan on

the Operations Committee.

“You’ve brought great

context to our discussions,

to understand where Frankfort

had come from and how

we put that together with

where Frankfort was going,

and I thought that was

invaluable, and I’ve always

been a big fan of yours because

of that,” Ogle said. “I

Round it up

A brief look at other items discussed at the Dec. 2

Frankfort Village Board of Trustees meeting

• The Board approved a special use permit for

indoor recreation and entertainment to allow the

operation of Classical Martial Arts Academy at 67

W. Bankview Drive.

• Trustees voted to grant DY4 Athletics special

use permits to open F45 Training, a team-based

physical training facility located at 11047 W.

Lincoln Highway.

• Trustees congratulated the Lincoln-Way East

varsity football team for winning the Illinois High

School Association Class 8A state championship on

Nov. 30 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

• Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan

thanked the community for all of the tips and leads

that led to the identification and arrest of Richton

Park resident Anthony C. Swift, who was charged

with Class 4 felony battery in connection with three

incidents this fall in which women reported being

groped on the Old Plank Road Trail.

don’t think we could have

gotten through our largest

public works project, the

waste treatment system,

without you having led that,

a $60 million project which

is being close to being all

wrapped up. And I think

you were the one that really

helped keep us on track with


Former Trustee Mike Stevens

also took the opportunity

to share a few words

during public comment,

describing Trevarthan as his

“best friend.”

“He moved here as a

young man and started raising

a family, went to work

at Prestwick [Country Club]

and made it into what it is

today ... He’s worked very

diligently with the Little

League and got that started,”

Stevens said. “But most of

all, we’ll remember you

for what you’ve done for

this community, Dick. Our

residents are so fortunate to

have had you serve for so

many years.”

Annual tax levy approved

The Village Board voted

to approve a tax levy of approximately

$3.2 million

from May 1, 2019, through

April 30, 2020, along with a

tax cap levy resolution that

provides the Will County

Clerk with directions regarding

possible tax cap

levy reductions to be made

in Frankfort’s corporate and

police protection funds, subject

to the Village’s further


Trustee Adam Borrelli

said the Will County Assessor’s

preliminary equalized

assessed valuation, or EAV

figures, indicated an overall

increase of about 3.79 percent.

The estimated limiting

rate is calculated at .3381,

compared to the 2018 rate of

.3385, Borrelli said, adding

the amount requested by the

Village will most likely be

reduced by about $26,000.

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The bells are ringing, the

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Bill Jones, Managing Editor

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Most everyone’s filled

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The contest is in high gear

So send us your best, we’ll

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Our mailbox overrunning

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These questionable

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We’re looking for craftforward

Christmas wishes,

clever year-end letters, fantastic

photos capturing the

soul of the holiday, drawings

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thawing, Kwanzaa and

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Simply address these

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Mistletoe Market offers holiday cheer during Ladies Night Out at Orland Crossing

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Orland Crossing is bustling

this time of year, as

holiday shoppers look for

gifts for everyone on their


On Thursday, Dec. 5,

even more holiday cheer

blanketed the shopping

hub during the Mistletoe

Market — the latest installment

of 22nd Century

Media’s Ladies Night Out

event series — as patrons

enjoyed perusing unique

items from more than 70

local vendors. Visits with

Santa, carols from the

Sandburg Chamber Singers,

photos with live reindeer,

ice demonstrations

from Chef Mike McGreal


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and more added to the festive


“Christmas is my favorite,

and I always have

such a good time,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer for 22nd

Century Media. “The most

important thing we want

to do with these events is

make memories for people.

I want people to think,

‘Hey, I remember seeing

that reindeer when I was

at this event.’ You can be

1-92 [years old] and you’ll

remember where you were

when you first saw live


Originally, the Mistletoe

Market was slated to

be an outdoor event, but

Edwards Realty and Orland

Crossing allowed the

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Kim Trichardt, a technician with Artistic Med Spa, offers

samples of to RumChata Ladies Night Out attendees.

use of two vacant spaces

— the former locations

of Charming Charlie and

The Dailey Method —

which were dubbed the

North Pole and the South


The McLaughlin Team

of Coldwell Banker hosted

a gingerbread-themed

booth near the entrance

of the North Pole. Colleen

McLaughlin, of the realty

team, said she loved having

an opportunity to build

relationships with Mistletoe

Market attendees.

“It’s so great to personally

get to know the people

in your community,”

McLaughlin said. “We see

a lot of people we already

know — friends and neighbors

come out — and it’s a

really festive environment.

We’re overwhelmed by the

turnout. It’s been phenomenal.”

Nothing Bundt Cakes,

Von Maur, Just a Spoonful,

Virtue Cider, Brannigan

Chiropractic Center,

Gracie Pie Apothecary

and Oberweis Dairy Home

Delivery were among the

many vendors hosting

Mistletoe Market booths.

“We have a great variety

of vendors offering everything

from bath scrubs,

chocolates and fudge to

Kim Griese (left), of Tinley Park, chats with Rhonda

Kujawa of Gift Basket By Occasion on Thursday, Dec.

5, during the Ladies Night Out Mistletoe Market event

at Orland Park Crossing. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd

Century Media

nail art and dance lessons,”

Warthen said. “Whatever

you need, we’ve got

it here. It’s a great way

for people to finish their

Christmas shopping list.”

Tinley Park resident

Kim Griese made a point

to stop by her favorite vendor

booth, Gift Basket by

Occasion, to see Rhonda

Kujawa’s holiday creations.

“They’re fantastic,” Griese

said. “There’s such a

variety, and it’s not only

about what’s in it; it’s the

basket itself. It pulls in

everything you want. I

bought a basket before,

and my husband and I put

it in our dining room and

stared at it for a month

because we didn’t want to

wreck the basket.”

Free tote bags, courtesy

of Artistic Med Spa, were

handed out to the first 200

attendees, and Mistletoe

Market patrons were encouraged

to bring a new,

unwrapped toy to benefit

local charities.

The Mistletoe Market

was the last of the Ladies

Night Out series of the

year as well as the final

22nd Century Media expo

for 2019, and event organizers

are already looking

forward to 2020. The annual

Healthy Living Expo

is to be held at the Tinley

Park Convention Center

on Jan. 18, and the Lady

Expo — also held at the

convention center — is

slated for Derby Day, May


Chef Michael McGreal leads an ice-sculpting demo

during the Ladies Night Out Mistletoe Market event.

2. Lady Expo attendees

can expect a slew of Kentucky

Derby-themed activities

including a Derby

hat contest, and a cash bar

with a menu featuring mint

juleps and more.

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the frankfort station | December 12, 2019 | 11

Shop Small Saturday highlights local businesses

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter


As they entered the

Trolley Barn, Shop Small

Saturday customers were

greeted with a bowl of

Christmas Hershey’s

Kisses and a smile from

This and That Gifts owner

Nancy Cartolano.

Cartolano was one of

several business owners

to take part in the Nov. 30

event, in which downtown

Frankfort shops offered

reverse progressive sales

at different price points

throughout the morning.

As she wrapped gifts

for customers, Cartolano

explained how important

it was for locals to get to

know small businesses in

the community.

“This is a good day for

me,” she said. “We offer

some light discounts of

the day. This is a downtown

event, so our customers

can come shop not

only here but the other

shops as well. This is [a]

kickoff to the holiday season.”

Frankfort resident Ellen

DiCosola said she was

happy about the discounts

and had found many gifts

at Cartolano’s store.

“I like to shop in Frankfort,

and I walk my dogs

past these beautiful windows

that salespeople put

up,” DiCosola said. “It

makes me want to come

in and shop. When there

are discounts like this, it

is fun. We have great businesses

in a great town.”

Frankfort Mayor Jim

Holland and his wife,

Stacy, both came out early

to shop for family gifts

at Whimsy. Lines were

already forming inside

the Frankfort business, a

newer store in town.

This and That Gifts, one of the participating businesses

in Shop Small Saturday, features unique gift items.

“We support Shop

Small Saturday,” Jim Holland

said. “It is a fun day.

It’s blustery and cold.

We’re out shopping for

gifts for the holidays. We

are stopping in most of the

shops today.”

“We’re definitely shopping

in My Sisters and Me

for our daughter-in-law,”

Stacy Holland added.

The Hollands said they

also planned to visit the

new art gallery from the

Frankfort Arts Association,

where they had already

purchased a piece

of artwork.

“Shopping in Frankfort

supports the small business

owners and employees,”

Jim Holland said. “It

brings revenue to the government,

so it decreases

the pressure on increasing

property taxes. If we

shop locally, some of the

money goes to the local

government and helps

maintain the roads and infrastructures.”

Inside Whimsy, longtime

Frankfort resident

Peggy Slager was collecting


“I am here to support

the town and to support

the Chamber’s events,”

Slager said. “All our tax

dollars go back into our


Kristen Schoon, owner

of Little Surprises, already

had several sales for

Shop Small Saturday.

“It’s been great; we’ve

been packed this morning,”

she explained. “Everyone

who has come in

today said, ‘We’re here

to support the small businesses

in our town.’”

One of the top sellers

in the shop was Christmas

dresses, Schoon said.

Little Surprises features

girls’ sizes from newborn

through 16.

“A lot of baby gifts

have been sold as well,”

Schoon added. “Small

businesses are the foundation

of our town. We’re

always giving that special

touch to the community.

Personalization is key.”

Nancy Cartolano (left), owner of This and That Gifts, wraps Christmas presents

for Ellen DiCosola on Nov. 30 at the Trolley Barn during Shop Small Saturday in

Frankfort. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

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Police reports

Car allegedly stolen from delivery driver

A vehicle was reported

stolen Nov. 24 from the

7200 block of Benton

Drive. According to the

Will County Sheriff’s Office,

a delivery driver from

Rich’s Pizza Joint ran into

the store around 8:30 p.m.,

leaving his vehicle’s doors

unlocked and the engine

running. When the driver

returned about 10 minutes

later, the vehicle, a 2014

Dodge Avenger, was gone.

Nov. 28

• Alexander A. Attar, 18,

of 11515 Myrrh Lane in

Frankfort, was cited in the

area of Settlers Pond Drive

and Lincoln Highway for

alleged reckless driving,

failure to signal, speeding,

failure to yield at a stop

sign, illegal screeching of

tires and improper lane usage.

According to Keegan,

an officer observed a green

Jeep Cherokee traveling

westbound on Nebraska

Road from Penny Lane

while making a loud engine

noise. The vehicle reportedly

made a right turn

onto 108th Avenue without

stopping at the stop sign or

signaling and then turned

westbound onto Pioneer

Trail at a high rate of

speed, causing the wheels

to screech. The officer conducted

a traffic stop on the

vehicle and met with the

driver, later identified as

Attar. Keegan said the officer

noted Attar’s breath

smelled of alcohol and he

had glassy, red eyes and

slurred speech when responding

to questions. The

front of the vehicle allegedly

had heavy damage and

fresh white paint transfer,

and another officer noticed

a damaged mailbox lying

in the roadway in the 10900

block of Pioneer Trail.

Nov. 23

• Stacey Santoro-Murphy,

44, of 24448 S. 88th Ave.

in Frankfort, was cited for

alleged DUI in the area of

South 88th Avenue and

West Dralle Road.

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


T-Mobile allegedly


Nuria Mathog, Editor

Two teenagers reportedly

stole merchandise

worth thousands of dollars

from the Frankfort

T-Mobile store on La

Grange Road the afternoon

of Nov. 27.

Frankfort Deputy Police

Chief Kevin Keegan

said the two subjects entered

the store at around

4:20 p.m. and stole several

display projects.

While the products were

tethered with a security

cable, the subjects were

able to remove the merchandise


Keegan said the first

teen was wearing a black

hoodie, while the second

teen wore a Cubs hoodie,

had dreadlocks and used a

ski mask to cover his face.

Both teens were described

as male and black.

Several thousand dollars

worth of merchandise

was taken from the

store, Keegan said.

Frankfort Township opposes Matteson Casino

Submitted by Frankfort


The Frankfort Township

Board on Dec. 3 called

upon the Illinois Gaming

Board to deny the location

of a proposed casino

in Matteson at the corner

of Harlem Avenue and

Lincoln Highway. Multiple

reasons led to the

Board’s opposition of the

casino location, including

the close proximity

to two schools and three

densely populated residential

neighborhoods. The

request was made through

a letter sent to the Illinois

Gaming Board.

“The proposed location

for this casino is inappropriate,”

said Frankfort

Township Supervisor Jim

Moustis. “Casino gambling

should be located

farther from school children

and residential neighborhoods

than the selected

site. A more commercial

location would be appropriate

for a casino than

directly adjacent to residential

neighborhoods and


The current site selected

by the Village of Matteson

is directly across the street

from Frankfort Square, a

densely populated residential

area with nearly 10,000

residents. Summit Hill Junior

High School is less

than a half a mile from the

proposed casino location

and Indian Trail Elementary

School is less than one

mile from the site. Harlem

Avenue marks the boundary

between Matteson and

Frankfort Township.

Residents have voiced

concerns about the casino

that would be adjacent to

their homes but out of the

jurisdiction of their local

government. A casino

would lead to increased

traffic and a strain on local

infrastructure while providing

no tax revenue to

local governments west of

Harlem Avenue. Residents

have also voiced concern

over a decrease in property

values because of the close

proximity to the proposed

casino site.

“The current site location

will have tremendous

impact on our residents

and our local infrastructure

without the corresponding

revenue to address those

impacts,” said Frankfort

Township Trustee Dave

Smith. “This is not an appropriate

location for a

casino, and we are asking

the Village of Matteson to

look into other more appropriate


Since the inception of

the riverboat gaming act in

1993, casinos are intended

to be located in areas that

are ripe for economic reinvestment.

“This area is flourishing,”

Frankfort Township

Trustee Nick George said.

“We don’t need a casino

here. It should be located

in a commercial area that

needs reinvestment.”

Safety lesson

Frankfort resident leads cybersecurity program for teens

Frankfort resident Michael Larson (right) shows Jude Evans how to keep his

information safe and secure when using the internet during a Nov. 20 cybersecurity

program at The Bridge Teen Center. Photo submitted

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The frankfort station’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Lauren Townsend,

Noonan Academy

second-grader and

Frankfort resident

Lauren Townsend was chosen

as this week’s Standout

Student for his academic


What is one essential you

must have when studying?

When I study one thing I

must have is a snack. I do

Photo submitted

my homework as soon as I

get home from school, and

I’m always hungry after


What do you like to do

when not in school or


When I am not in school

or studying I like to draw,

play outside and do gymnastics.

What is your dream job?

My dream job would be

to be a veterinarian for just


What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

One thing most people

don’t know about me

is that I have two older

brothers who are in college

and one older brother

that is in high school. They

all graduated from Noonan


Whom do you look up to

and why?

Someone I look up to

is Jesus because He lived

without sinning.

What do you keep under

your bed?

I keep some of my

stuffed animals and a box

of my school work under

my bed.

Who is your favorite

teacher and why?

My favorite teacher is

Mrs. Hurt because she lets

us earn paper “froggy”

dollars to spend on prizes,

she does a weekly Boggle

game and she is very fun.

What’s your favorite class

and why?

My favorite classes are

art and reading.

What’s one thing that

stands out about your


One thing that stands out

about Noonan Academy is

that the teachers are fun

and make learning fun.

What extracurricular(s) do

you wish your school had?

In second grade we can

play volleyball or basketball

after school. If I could,

I would like to do gymnastics

after school.

What’s your morning


My morning routine includes

eating breakfast,

getting ready, making my

bed and getting in the car

with my mom, who drives

me to school.

If you could change one

thing about school what

would it be?

If I could change one

thing about Noonan Academy,

it would be to allow

candy and other sweets.

What’s your favorite thing

to eat in the cafeteria?

We don’t have a cafeteria,

but we do get pizza the first

Thursday of each month.

What’s your best memory

from school?

My best memory from

school was meeting my

friend, Sonia, in PreK.

Standout Student is a weekly

feature in The Station. Nominations

come from Frankfort


Frankfort resident named student of month

Submitted by Providence

Catholic High School

John Harper, principal

of Providence Catholic

High School, is pleased

to announce the school’s

Students of the Month for


“We are very proud of

these students who were

recognized for achievements

and/or improvement

in school courses as well

as other school-related activities,”

Harper said.

Every month, each academic

department chairperson

selects one student

as its Student of the Month

from a number of students

nominated by faculty

and staff. Students of the

Month receive a certificate

of recognition, have

their photos displayed in

Providence Catholic High

School’s main hallway for

the following month and

are invited to a special luncheon.

The Providence Catholic

Students of the Month

for November are Kate

Frankfort resident Kate Koszulinski (bottom left) was

one of 10 students selected as Providence Catholic

High School’s Students of the Month for November.

Photo submitted

Koszulinski, of Frankfort;

Sarah Kerfin, of Downers

Grove; Chloe LaBine, of

Mokena; Emily Slocum,

of Channahon; Zoe Rzonca,

of New Lenox; Ryan

Gade, of Monee; Olivia

Stepanek, of Lockport;

Zachary Xydakis, of Joliet;

Seamus Ryan, of Joliet;

and Hadley Nickel, of

New Lenox.

Summit Hill Junior High students will present their projects at the Science Expo on

Dec. 13. Photo submitted

Summit Hill students gear up for science expo

Submitted by Summit Hill

Junior High

The students in the

Summit Hill Junior High

School program have

been working on their

science fair projects since

the beginning of September

and meeting deadlines

every Friday. Some

of the students developed

new projects around their

interests, and others are

extending their past experiments

to challenge

themselves with additional


Summit Hill Junior

High would like to invite

family, friends and everyone

from the community

to celebrate the seventhand

eighth-grade science

fair projects’ results and

conclusions. It is a great

opportunity to ask the

students questions, engage

them and commemorate

their success. The

students look forward to

sharing the fun of science

with everyone.

The schoolwide Science

Expo is scheduled

for 1:15-2 p.m. Friday,

Dec. 13, in the Summit

Hill Junior High cafetorium.

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Sink’s Shots


resident Dale

Sink snapped

this shot of a

goldfinch sitting

atop a feeder,

waiting for her


Dale Sink is a

Frankfort resident

who enjoys

photography and

regularly submits

photos to The



Police charge retired priest

in hit-and-run that killed

teacher, injured another

Orland Park Police have

charged a retired St. Michael

priest in an alleged

hit-and-run that claimed

the life of one of the parish

school’s teachers and

injured another following

a parish Christmas party at

Square Celt.

Paul C. Burak, 73, of 82

Canterbury Court in Palos

Heights, was charged with

aggravated DUI and leaving

the scene of a fatal

accident, both felonies,

according to Orland Park

Police Chief Tim McCarthy,

who spoke Saturday,

Dec. 7, during a press conference

at the station.

Burak attended the

parish Christmas party

the evening of Dec. 4 at

Square Celt, 39 Orland

Square Drive, according

to McCarthy, when

the retired priest allegedly

struck both Margaret

“Rone” Leja, a 61-yearold

technology teacher at

the Catholic school from

Tinley Park, and Elizabeth

Kosteck, a 54-year-old

third-grade teacher at the

school, around 8 p.m., as

they were crossing a service

road north of the restaurant.

Burak then left the

scene and did not contact

police, McCarthy said.

Both women were transported

to Silver Cross

Hospital in New Lenox.

Kosteck was treated and

released the next day for

what the Cook County

State’s Attorney’s Office

identified Saturday, Dec.

7, as a broken wrist, soreness

and bruising to her

shoulder. Leja was pronounced

deceased at 8:33

p.m., according to the Will

County Coroner’s Office.



Dave Ernst resigns as head

LW West football coach

After eight seasons, Lincoln-Way

West football

coach Dave Ernst has resigned,

Lincoln-Way West

Athletic Director Ted Robbins

confirmed on Dec. 3.

The Warriors had a 65-

27 record under Ernst and

made the playoffs all eight

seasons. Those eight playoff

runs resulted in an 12-8

record, a state runner-up

in 2015 in Class 5A, three

trips to the quarterfinals

— four including the state

runner-up season — and

just two first-round exits.

Ernst took over the program

in 2012 after Mark

Vander Kooi coached the

Warriors for the first three

seasons. Vander Kooi now

serves as the athletic director

at Lincoln-Way East.

Ernst said that he was

grateful for his years as

head coach and for the

players he went out with in

his final year.

Robbins said he hopes to

have a new coach in place

by the time winter break

comes — around Dec. 20.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more, visit New


received by the Village,

2,575 said they were Tinley

Park residents.

Village Manager David

Niemeyer noted that an

additional random survey

to roughly 3,000 people —

one that would get a statistically

significant sample

size and data set — would

cost between $8,000 to

$11,000. But he said while

there may have been some

instances of people voting

multiple times in the last

survey, it was still a “pretty

significant difference between

the supporters and

the nonsupporters.”

The survey results

showed roughly 30 percent

“strongly opposed or

somewhat opposed retail

recreational dispensaries,”

while approximately 68

percent “strongly supported

or somewhat supported


Trustee Michael Glotz

said his preference would

be to go to referendum to

ask for resident feedback.

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For

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LTHS students collect food

for local nonprofit

National Honor Society

students from Lockport

Township High School

dropped off an estimated

3,000 pounds of food to

the Lockport Fish Food

Pantry after a food drive

Nov. 23-24 at the Jewel-

Osco in Lockport.

Sarah Steinke, a chemistry

teacher and co-sponsor

of the NHS at LTHS, said

that doing service for local

communities is a critical

part of being an NHS


“We see service as a vital

piece of students being

well-rounded community


Officials continue debate

cannabis dispensaries


Retail recreational cannabis

dispensaries may not

Lulu’s Locker Rescue

be in the cards for Tinley


Ansel is a 5-month-old male orange tabby shorthair. He is a playful kitten who

The issue was discussed

would do best with another cat. He enjoys entertaining himself with items he

Dec. 3 during the Committee

of the Whole prior to

finds around the house and taking naps next to his feline companions. He likes

the start of a special meeting

of the Village Board.

to be held on his back and doesn’t mind having his belly rubbed. For more

information, visit luluslockerrescue.org/adoption/.

During the conversation,

Tinley staff detailed the

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nuria mathog


When former

Frankfort Village


Dick Trevarthan formally

announced his resignation

from the Village

Board, the response from

the community was immediate

and overwhelming.

During Trevarthan’s

final Village Board meeting

on Dec. 2, countless

Village officials, both

past and current, took the

time to reflect on their

relationships with the

former trustee, describing

him as a public

servant who cared deeply

about Frankfort, spoke

his mind and stood up

for what he believed was

right. The prevailing

sentiment of the evening

was that Trevarthan’s

contributions would continue

to make Frankfort a

better place for years to


We received many

comments from readers

on our initial breaking

news story thanking

Trevarthan for his years

of service. Trevarthan

was a staple of the Village

Board for more

than three decades — an

incredible feat of public

service — and it is clear

that he will be greatly

missed for his commitment

and dedication to

improving the Village.

Frankfort is fortunate

to have a large number of

citizens who are passionate

about their community.

With Trevarthan’s

resignation comes an

opportunity to participate

in Frankfort’s principal

governing body and

enact change at the local


In accordance with

State law, the mayor and

trustees are responsible

for selecting a new trustee

to serve out the remainder

of Trevarthan’s

term, which expires in

April 2021, within two

months of his resignation.

The Village plans

to accept applications for

the open position through

Monday, Dec. 30, which

can be accessed through

the Village website, vill

ageoffrankfort.com, and

at the Village Administration

Building at 432

W. Nebraska St. Village

officials plan to conduct

interviews in early

January and announce

the appointment of the

new trustee at the Village

Board’s Jan. 21 meeting.

By all accounts, Trevarthan’s

departure leaves

big shoes to fill, but I

am confident that our

residents are more than

capable of stepping up to

the challenge.

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From Page 16

members,” Steinke said.

“So, it’s more than just excelling

academically, but

also finding their role as

a global citizen and being

able to support the community

they’re a part of.”

In addition to collecting

food, the students also solicited

monetary donations

and handed out lists with

suggested items to shoppers

on their way into the

store, so they could purchase

those items.

With the money they

collected, the students

bought things they determined

were necessary.

This teaches students valuable

lessons about budgeting

and the prices of consumer

items they might

not have had to buy on

their own yet, Steinke said.

“They can really get a

perspective on budgeting,”

she said. “We will hand

them $20 and say, ‘Don’t

go over.’ They can say,

‘I didn’t realize that dish

detergent is $6 or laundry

soap is $8,’ so they see the

impact of what kind of difference

they’re making on

a financial level, as well.”

Reporting by Benjamin

Conboy, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit LockportLegend



Village workshop focuses

on potential creation of

sponsorship program

The Homer Glen Village

Board held a workshop

discussion after the business

of its Nov. 26 meeting

to discuss the potential of

creating an official sponsorship

program in 2020 to

secure funding from local

businesses for community


While the Village already

has been successful

getting businesses to back

Homer Community Fest,

no official system has ever

been put in place to fund

smaller events.

Village Manager Karie

Friling said she worked on

a similar program in Orland

Park, and it increased

the involvement of local

businesses there and also

streamlined the process of

having to ask for sponsors.

Reporting by Jessie Molloy,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit HomerHorizon


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Giving back

Eagle Scout project helps Frankfort

Township Food Pantry, Page 22

Food with ‘friends’

Paisano’s four-decade legacy in New Lenox

built on community, Page 26

The Paper Spot changes

focus to wedding industry,

Page 21

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Faith Briefs

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),


for grades 7-12, nursery for

ages birth-two years, and

Bible Study and prayer for


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



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 freewill

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



Scripture Study

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

Join James Littleton,

national host of radio and

television series Forming

Faithful Families for this

scripture study, and find

hope and healing through

Scripture for your daily

walk with God. There will

be a free-will donation.

Endow Study

10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays

beginning Jan. 15. This

8-10 week class will focus

on educating on the nature

and dignity of women. Cost

is $35 and includes refreshments.

For more information

or to inquire about the

possibility of evening workshops,

call (708) 334-1988

or email familyhearthfrank


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,


Mass Service

4 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30

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

noon Sundays.


3-3:50 p.m. Saturdays.

Knights of Columbus


7:30 p.m. every second

and fourth Tuesday of the

month in St. Anthony Hall.

The Knights help at parish

functions such as the church

picnic and their annual pancake


Bereavement Support

7 p.m. once a month at

the Padua Center. For more

information, call (815) 469-


Tuesday Morning Rosary

and Scripture Group

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. To join, call

the Parish Office at (815)


St. Anthony Seniors

Wednesday afternoons

monthly. Seniors gather for

meetings, bingo and more.

For more information, contact

Pat Backus at (708) 720-


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)


St. Anthony Religious


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/


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


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 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-


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)


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 ageappropriate

Bible lessons

each week. For more information,

call (815) 469-9496.

Reach Student Ministries

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

Students from sixth

grade through high school

can worship, connect with

other students, learn about

God and his word, and enjoy

high energy activities.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Mixed Bible Studies

We have many Bible studies

that meet throughout the

week in the evenings. Contact

the church at (815) 469-

9496 for a current schedule.

Women’s Bible Study

Gathering is typically on

Mondays, Tuesdays and

Fridays at various times

throughout the year. Contact

the church at (815) 469-

9496 for a current schedule.

Men’s Bible Study

7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays at

the church, except the last

Saturday of every month.

Midweek Bible Study

7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Weekly verse by verse Bible

study, currently teaching

through the book of Isaiah.

For more information, go to

www.Lstreams.com or call

(815) 464-5230.

Sunday Morning Service

10 a.m. Sundays. Weekly

service, currently teaching

verse by verse through

the book of Acts. For more

information, go to www.

Lstreams.com or call (815)


Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart (St.

Francis Woods, 9201 W. St. Francis Road,


Scripture Reflection

9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays in

the Assisi Center. Sr. Marilyn

Renninger, OSF, leads a

reflection and sharing on the

upcoming Sunday readings

and how it applies to daily

life. Participants may come

to as many or as few as their

schedules allow. No fee and

no registration. Just sign in

at the Front Desk.

Spiritual Direction

By appointment, five Sisters

at St. Francis Woods in

Frankfort who are trained

Spiritual Directors offer

Spiritual Direction sessions

at Franciscan Sisters of the

Sacred Heart. The fee is

$50. The Sisters are: Janice

Keenan, OSF, (815) 469-

4883; Norma Janssen, OSF,

(815) 464-3808; Mary Shinnick,

OSF, (815) 464-3807;

Joyce Shanabarger, OSF,

(815) 464-3803; and Sr.

Nancy Roberta Schramm,

OSF, (815) 464-3848.

To have your church’s events

included in Faith Briefs,

email them to Editor Nuria

Mathog at nuria@frankfortstation.com

or call (708)

326-9170 ext. 14. Deadline

is noon Thursdays one week

prior to publication.

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Longtime Frankfort stationery store charts new course

Nuria Mathog, Editor


The Paper Spot is moving into

a new home, but fortunately for

Frankfort residents, they won't

have to travel farther than just

down the hall.

Starting in February, the

store will be based out of fellow

Trolley Barn business

Bridesmaids Social — a partnership

that The Paper Spot

owner Mary Ann Wall has described

as a "strategic alliance"

that will allow the shop to focus

full-time on printed wedding

products, which includes everything

from menu cards and

save-the-dates to invitations

for weddings, engagement parties

and bridal showers.

Wall launched The Paper Spot

nearly 15 years ago with her

longtime friend and neighbor

Gail Sturm. The two Frankfort

residents first opened the shop at

105 Ash St., where it stayed for

about a decade before relocating

to its current site in The Trolley

Barn five years ago.

Neither of the two friends

had a background in the paper

and printing industry, but they

found inspiration for their business

venture in a former Orland

Park-based store called Paper

Creations. They decided to take

the plunge.

"I worked in the city — I'm an

accountant — and Gail worked

in the hospital arena, and both of

us were looking for a change,"

Wall said. "We wanted to stay

local. My company offered the

entire company a package, and I

thought, 'This is the perfect opportunity

to take a leap.'"

A decade and a half later,

Sturm is retiring from the business,

and Wall decided to have

The Paper Spot shift direction


"Gail now has four grandchildren,

and she's just at a time in

her life where she wants to spend

more time with her family, especially

her grandkids, and that's

really the only reason why she's

Pictured is an example wedding invitation suite found in The Paper

Spot’s albums. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

stepping away," Wall explained.

"That was just too big for me to

handle. I'd rather just focus on

something that we do well, and

that's weddings."

Over the summer, Wall approached

Bridesmaids Social

President Diana Kovachev with

the idea of partnering with the

bridesmaid dress boutique, and

Kovachev was immediately on


"I didn't really have to think

hard about it," Kovachev said.

"I was like, 'That's such a smart

idea. You and I are both bridal,

so we should totally be together

in the same spot and be like onespot

shopping for our brides.'"

The Paper Spot's corner of

Bridesmaids Social will feature

albums containing examples of

wedding invitations and other

printed products, allowing customers

to find samples that meet

their needs and place orders onsite.

"The normal process is they

come in and look through all our

invitations albums," Wall said.

"Once they find a few that they

like, I would give them quotes,

and once they make a final decision,

we would actually write the

order. And usually within 48 to

72 hours they're getting a proof,

which is electronically sent to

them. Once they approve the

proof, then usually within 10-15

business days, they're receiving

the product."

Kovachev said she appreciated

that The Paper Spot gives brides

a hands-on look at the invitations

that they will be sending out to

their guests and that Wall brings

years of expertise and advice to

the table.

One of The Paper Spot’s sample wedding invitations is shown.

The Paper Spot owner Mary Ann Wall (left) and Bridesmaids Social President Diana Kovachev pose for

a photo Dec. 3. The Paper Spot will begin operating out of the bridesmaid dress boutique in February.

"I think for weddings, it's nice

that they can come in and actually

see the card, touch it, feel

it," she said. " ... Somebody can

easily just buy something online,

and they can look at 200 of them,

and it's just not what you wanted.

With her, she can really customize

every little thing. You can

change the font, you can change

the size, the colors."

For Wall, the relocation and

rebranding is a big change but

also an exciting one.

"I just think it's awesome putting

two businesses under the

wedding umbrella, feeding off

of one another's customers," she

said. "I just think that it’s going

to be awesome for customers.

The Paper Spot's not going


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Eagle Scout's project

brings fresh food to pantry

Jake Leonard (fourth from left) and fellow members of Frankfort Boy Scout Troop 270

take a break after constructing planter boxes for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry

in May. Photo submitted

Nuria Mathog, Editor

When Jake Leonard first

started brainstorming ideas

for his Eagle Scout project,

he knew he wanted to create

something that would help

local residents in need.

Leonard, a Lincoln-Way

East senior, is a member of

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270 and has been a Frankfort

resident for the past 12

years. Last month, Leonard

was one of six young men

from the troop recognized

at an Eagle Scout Court of

Honor ceremony, which celebrates

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attaining Scouting’s highest


For his project, Leonard

opted to construct three

planter boxes, each raised

about a foot off the ground,

at the Frankfort Township

Food Pantry, which serves

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of Orland Park and Tinley


“The food pantry has a lot

of canned foods, which isn’t

necessarily the healthiest

over long periods of eating

it,” Leonard explained. “A

source of fresh fruits and

vegetables is a good alternative

to that."

Leonard was responsible

for planning, researching

and executing his project.

In mid-May, with the assistance

of fellow members of

Troop 270, he constructed

the planter boxes and the

fence surrounding them, a

process that took approximately

a day and a half.

"We started working

about a year before ... We

had a couple of designs we

looked up, to try to get some

inspiration from," Leonard


Leonard said the experience

taught him a lot about

what it means to be a leader.

"A lot of our service hour

stuff is we're told, 'Hey,

go here and help,'" he explained.

"But actually being

in charge and getting people

to want to work, because

you can't really just tell

someone to do something

Jake Leonard poses for a

photo Oct. 22 next to one

of the planter boxes he

constructed as part of his

Eagle Scout project.

Nuria Mathog/22nd

Century Media

and then they'll do it how

you want, it takes planning."

Leonard is a member of

the Lincoln-Way Air Force

JROTC program and is

considering continuing with

ROTC after high school. He

plans to study aerospace engineering

in college, he said,

adding that his top two university

choices are Purdue

and the University of Michigan.

Leonard first joined the

Scouts in first grade, when

one of his friends involved

with the Cub Scout program

encouraged him to try it out.

He ended up making some

great friends through Scouting

and has stuck with the

program ever since.

Leonard's mother, Shary,

said her son has had his

heart set on becoming an

Eagle Scout ever since his

Cub Scout days.

"We've been watching

him do this all the way and

watching his leadership develop,"

she said.

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Kiwanis collects funds for food baskets


MARY COMPTON, Freelance Reporter

The Frankfort Kiwanis Club

always has one thing on its

minds: to give.

From Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday,

Dec. 8, volunteers stood in

front of the doors at Jewel Foods

in Frankfort to collect funds for

holiday food baskets.

“We’ve got members of our

Kiwanis helping the entire weekend

as well as Key Club members

from Lincoln Way East,”

said Sam Giordano, Lt. Governor

of the Kiwanis, Division 23.

The Frankfort Kiwanis collected

enough funds last month

to give 31 food baskets to needy

families in Frankfort and the

Lincoln Way area. It included a

turkey with all the sides.

“This was a record for us,”

Giordano said. “We delivered

the baskets a few days before


Out of 30 Kiwanis Club of

Frankfort members, 12 volunteered

to help collect funds for

the Christmas baskets.

“We’re hoping to serve over

30 families for Christmas,” Giordano

said. “For Christmas, the

basket will include a ham with

all the side trimmings. Even if

people throw in a dollar it makes

a difference.

“A lot of people are going

through a lot of hard times. They

don’t advertise it. Sometimes it’s

difficult to find these families so

we get names through the police

and fire departments, churches

as well Lincoln-Way East high

school and the food pantry in

Frankfort township.”

From the funds collected, Jewel

Foods puts the holiday baskets

together. The Kiwanis will then

deliver the food baskets a few

days before Christmas. This is

the fourth year the Kiwanis have

been collecting funds in front of


“This is huge because we’re

a community-based club, we’re

all about helping the children of

Jennifer Marshall, of Frankfort, donates to the Kiwanis of Frankfort holiday basket drive in front of

Jewel in Frankfort. Looking on are Key Club members and Lincoln-Way East students (left to right)

Julian Lee, of Frankfort, Charlie Squires, of Mokena, and Tristan Lee, of Frankfort. PHOTOS BY MARY


Sam Giordano, Lt. Governor of the Kiwanis, Division 23 welcomes shoppers to the Jewel in Frankfort

as the Kiwanis of Frankfort collect funds to prepare over 30 food baskets for the disadvantaged.

the world, one community one

child at a time,” Giordano said.

“When we’re helping the children,

we’re helping the entire


The Kiwanis Club of Frankfort

has been helping the community

since 1976.

Six members of the Key Club

from Lincoln-Way East also volunteered

to collect funds. The

teens were happy to help.

The Lee brothers were always

taught to give to others.

“We’re trying to do the best

we can for the community,” Julian

Lee said. “Coming from a

family with privileges, where

there is regular meals, it’s important

for me to give back to those

who don’t have funds to buy a

holiday meal. We are helping

to provide for others, when they

can’t provide for themselves.”

Joining her students was Sharon

Michalak, who is principal of

Lincoln Way-East. She has been

a Kiwanis of Frankfort member

for 19 years.

“We’re out here today collecting

funds for Christmas baskets,”

Michalak said. “I’m proud

that our Key Club members are

out here helping as well.”

Freshman Sophia Jacobs from

Mokena was holding the collection


“Not all people are fortunate

to have meals on Christmas and

Thanksgiving,” Jacobs said. She

was also in front of Jewel collecting

for Thanksgiving meals.

“Everyone should be able to

have a nice meal, especially for

the holidays.”

Junior Liam Kirschbaum from

Mokena helped collect funds for

meals, as well.

“I’m out here because I believe

everyone should have a

warm meal on Christmas,” he


It was the first time Kirschbaum

has volunteered collecting

for holiday meals.

“Nearly everyone has given so

far,” he said. “We should all give

a little bit of our time to help others.”

Another student, Lincoln Way

East junior Josh Oghomeh from

Tinley Park, felt the importance

of helping others.

“It’s pretty cool to be able to

help families that don’t have

enough to eat for Thanksgiving

and Christmas,” he said. “It’s

so important to be part of something

that’s bigger than you.”

If you would like to donate to

the holiday food baskets, contact

the Kiwanis Club of Frankfort

on their Facebook page or

contact Sam Giordano at 815-


26 | December 12, 2019 | the frankfort station dining out


The Dish

Paisano’s maintains family-oriented atmosphere for 41 years

Sean Hastings

Contributing Editor

Not much has changed

since Paisano’s opened its

doors to New Lenox in


The restaurant’s original

owners, Mike and Sandy

Panzo, focused on keeping

a family-oriented atmosphere.

After all, “Paisano”

means “friend” in Italian.

And Steve and Shelly

Trilikis have kept that

alive since 1993 when

they bought Paisano’s,

350 W. Maple St. in New

Lenox. Though there are

other Paisano’s in other

locations, they are not connected.

“My parents kept it and

worked side by side with

Mike and Sandy in the beginning,”

Brittany Glynn,

daughter of Steve and

Shelly said. “They kept it

pretty much the same and

keep with the same tradition.

“It has been there so

long, and people have been

coming for so long, and

people remember coming

in with their grandparents

and family.”

Glynn was an only child

and has been working with

her parents for years. Most

of the employees have

worked at Paisano’s for

more than 10 years, and

the family atmosphere of

the restaurant starts there,

Glynn said.

The customers that

come in — new and old —

just add to the size of that


“Our customers are our

family,” Glynn said. “We

watch kids grow up. It’s a

restaurant, but it really is

much more than that; it’s

like you’re own community.

We’re really lucky we

Paisano’s homemade tiramisu ($5.50) is popular among

customers looking for dessert after their meals.

have the awesome customers

that we do.”

Similar to the atmosphere,

the food had not

changed over the years.

“If something’s not

broke, don’t fix it,” Glynn

said. “ We don’t change,

because that is what people

have liked.”

The pizza is, of course,

a community favorite,

but the ribs ($19.95), Italian

beef ($9.95), shrimp

scampi ($14.95) and all of

the other pasta dishes are

go-to choices, Glynn said.

Paisano’s also offers a variety

of desserts, including

homemade cheesecake

and tiramisu ($5.50 each).

“You could turn someone’s

day around with

some good food and a nice

glass of sangria,” Glynn

said. “It is really easy to

make someone happy.”

In a town as booming

as New Lenox, with the

addition of multiple restaurants,

Paisano’s has

continued to be there for

the community. Paisano’s

sponsored a girls softball

team this year, and plans to

keep finding ways to stay

involved with the community

and grow with it.

Paisano’s Pizza and

Italian Restaurant

350 W. Maple St. in

New Lenox


• 4-9 p.m. Monday-


• 4-10 p.m. Friday-


• 3:30-9 p.m. Sunday

For more information…



Phone: (815) 485-


“We want to stay involved

in the community

and be there for families

when they come in,”

Glynn said. “I love when

kids come in and see stuff

and are excited. We just

do what feels right. If they

want to see the kitchen, I’ll

take them back there and

show them.

“The people are the best

part. The best part about

New Lenox is that there

are all kinds of different

people, but everyone

comes together.”

Paisano’s pizza has been a community favorite since the restaurant opened in 1978 in

New Lenox. Pictured is a thin crust with pepperoni and green peppers. Pan, stuffed,

taco and gluten-free also are sold. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

Shrimp scampi ($14.95) is one of the favorites at Paisano’s.

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(21000 Frankfort Square

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30 | December 12, 2019 | the frankfort station Life & Arts


LW students to perform

at all-state concert

Student wins award

in poetry contest

Submitted by Summit Hill

Junior High

Submitted by Lincoln-Way

Community High School


Thirteen Lincoln-Way

students have been selected

to perform at the Illinois

Music Education Association’s

All-State concert on

Feb. 1 in Peoria.

The All-State concert is

composed of 1,500 selected

musicians representing

more than 300 schools

across Illinois. Students

were selected through an

audition process as a representation

of the best musicians

in each of the nine

Illinois Music Education

Association districts.

Students and their directors

will attend the 2020

Illinois Music Education

Conference Jan. 29

through Feb. 1. While the

directors are attending sessions

full of fresh ideas to

bring to their classrooms,

students are rehearsing for

the conference’s culminating


Students rehearse with

other musicians from all

over the state in Honors

and All-State Band,

Honors and All-State Orchestra,

Honors and All-

State Chorus, Honors and

All-State Vocal Jazz, and

Honors and All-State Jazz


The following Lincoln-

Way student musicians

were selected:


• Tanner Day, percussion,

Lincoln-Way Central

• Ela Eames, trumpet,

Lincoln-Way East

• Tony Eisel, alto clarinet,

Lincoln-Way East

• Matthew Kelley, B flat

clarinet, Lincoln-Way East

• Ryan Zych, bassoon,

Lincoln-Way East


• Alex Desjardins,

French horn, Lincoln-Way


All-State Chorus

• Layne Boyce, alto,

Lincoln-Way Central

• Dominic Rincker, tenor,

Lincoln-Way East

• Veronica Szafoni, alto,

Lincoln-Way East

• Nathan Tilton, bass,

Lincoln-Way East

Honors Chorus

• Brianna Ebenroth, soprano,

Lincoln-Way East

• Joseph Kotze, bass,

Lincoln-Way East

All-State Jazz Band

• Calvin Horsley, trumpet,

Lincoln-Way West

Summit Hill Junior High

School wishes to congratulate

eighth-grader Hannah

Ardagh for writing a top

10 poem in the country for

the Creative Communications

Poetic Power contest.

She was one of two seventh-graders

in the country

to receive a top 10 award.

During Sara Pustz’s

seventh-grade English

Language Arts class last

spring, Hannah wrote a

free-verse poem and submitted

it to the poetry

contest, as well as performing

in Pustz’s annual

Poetry Slam. Hannah had

the room in snaps as she

presented her fantastically

descriptive and beautifully

Summit Hill Junior High

School eighth-grader

Hannah Ardagh (right)

poses for a photo with

teacher Sara Pustz

after writing a top 10

poem in the Creative

Communications Poetic

Power contest. Photo


written words. Hannah is

now a published author

and received a special

award at Summit Hill’s

last awards assembly.


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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


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












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


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


2701 Property for


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










2702 Public



That on December 30, 2019 asale

will be held at:





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 amaterial

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.




VIN: 2C3CDXCT8GH174862

AMOUNT: $21,500


That on December 30, 2019 asale

will be held at:





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 amaterial

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.




VIN: 5YMGZ0C53ALK13284

AMOUNT: $20,000

2702 Public


Certificate 33168 was filed inthe

office of the County clerk ofWill

County on December 6, 2019

wherein the business firm ofKociolek

Design Studio located at 8263

Forestview Dr, Frankfort, IL 60423

was registered; that the true orreal

name of the person owning the

business, with their respective post

office address, is as folows:

Krzysztof Jacek Kociolek

8263 Forestview Dr

Frankfort, Illinois 60423



hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

6th day of December, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

2703 Legal












) SS.






JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association



Antonio M. Pascual Jr.; et. al.


No. 18 CH 0021


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 to the highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:














Commonly known as:

20958 82nd Avenue, Frankfort, IL


Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home



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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will


In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

2703 Legal


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.



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


Sheriff of Will County











) SS.






U.S. Bank, National Association, As Indenture

Trustee Of The Firstplus Home

Loan Owner Trust, Asset Backed Securities,

Series 1998-4



Natalie Esterkamp, as Independent Administrator

to the Estate of John Becker,

AKA John T. Becker, Jr., deceased;

Willow View Condominium Association


No. 19 CH 0900


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 inWillow View

Condominiums, as delineated on a

survey of Lots 3and 4, in RHC Estates,

aSubdivision 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 inthe 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 ofWillow View,

Document No. R85-15755 for ingress

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Under $100

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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

Description of Improvements:




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


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.



Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611


Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

10 piece 1994 Bedfor Falls

Christmas Village, It’s AWonderfull

Life $100. Call


10ft prelite Christmas tree

w/1500 lights 4sections plus

base and frontgate storage bag,

excellent condition $100 Call


1991 GMC Safari van bench

seats intop shape $100 OBO.

Call 815-922-5848

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


3 light bathroom vanity light

by Patriot Lighting oil rubbed

bronze finih with towel bar,

towel ring, robe hook, new in

box $60. Call 708-267-4611

3 portable CD players $10

each, golf umbrellas like new

$8 each, electric drill $25, volleyball

pro set $40 including

accessories. Call


4 Michelin truck tires L265

70R 18 w/30,000 miles. Call


5ft 3 dimension metal Santa

Claus professionally made and

painted $30 Must See Call


6ft oak church pew V.G.C.

$100 Call 708-932-2112

84 inch couch, neutral color,

very good condition, can text

photo. Call 708-307-0279

Avariety of mens suits in excellent

condition, sizes 40 to 46

jackets, waist 32to 34” $20

each. Call 815-838-7770

Airplane lamp green glass

body with metal. $40 Call


Bathroom remodel 60” maple

vanity cabinet $50 Call


Boys clothes sizes 6-8, pj’s,

jeans, t-shirts, underwear, twin

bedding, all for $50. Large

metal tool box $50. Call


Cadillac ATS floor mats all

weather front and rear $50,

Covermate ISPA cover lifter

$50 Call 708-479-2025

Caterpillar mens work boots

size 12 leather stell toe waterproof

worn once like new paid

$110 asking $75 Call


Christmas tree beautiful lrg

11ft $50. Call 815-464-9023

Dozen Coke Christmas glasses

1970’s $35, gold tree topper

w/lights new $5, new bent handle

snow shovel $22, new dust

pan w/brush $6. Call


Dozen pink non-break ornaments

boxed 30yrs old $5,

32oz windsied de-icer $4, Marshall

Fields musical Santa car

new boxed $25 Call


Dunlop at Rover Tire

P245/70R/15 on 5lug Chevy

rim EC was spare $65. Call


George Foreman grilling machine

$10, Electric carving

knife American made $10, Dirt

Devil hand vac w/attachments

$10, ToastMaster waffle maker

$5 Call 708-614-8541

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

Handbags-Coach, red leather

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

Huge plastic bag candy making

supplies $20 takes all. Call


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protector $3, 10pc

fruit/vege containers new misc.

sizes $5, leather ladies new

purse $12 Call 708-460-8308

Kris Kindle Market Mugs. 8

mugs years 2000-2007.

$10.00. TV Stand, black

w/smoked glass. Nice.

$20.00. Golf clubs &bag.

Full set Wilsons. $20.00.


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.


Mens Bears XL blue/orange

jacket $35, winter beige XL

jacket w/zipper/snaps $20,

Blackhawks new XL red/black

L/S shirt $30 Call


Men’s brand new w/tags 100%

lamb’s wool Ralph Lauren

scarfs 2plaid -1solid gray

valued @ $35 now $10 ea, Call


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


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

Penske timing light $15,

Mac 3200 chain saw-needs

priming bulb $20, Kenmore

dehumidifier $20, See-thru

fireplace log grate $20. Call


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


Ratcheting clamps 2” or 3”

new $5ea, Qt. graphite 10W-40

oil $1, Qt. 20W-50 Pennzoil

racing motor oil $5ea Call


Recliner like new, brown

stitched leather & plush

grey fabric, paid $450 asking

$100 Call 815-464-9976

Saloman downhill sky boots

m/f size 9 black $25. Call


Slightly used pingpong table

with net, paddls, and balls. In

great shape $99. Call


Snow alum. scoop blade shovel

new $24, five pink non-break

3in ornaments USA $5, small

steel kids shovel $8 Call


Target computer table $35, AP

Muffler Minute Man clock

$25, Throw rug 5x7 $15. Call


Treadmill with incline feature

and workout monitor, works

great $100. Call 815-485-6008

Unused Rowing machine exerciser

$100. Call 708-633-7406

Very old Red Wing 5-gal

stoneware crock with original

handles. 13” high, 13” diameter,

weighs 25 pounds. Solid

oak lid. Excellent condition no

cracks. $70 firm. Call


VW steel wheels fits 1999 thru

2010 Beetle, Golf, Jetta size 16

$50. Call 708-227-0113

Wener ladder jacks model

#ACIO-20-02 brand new $75

Call 815-838-2344

Whirlpool gas dryer Cabrio

model white works great $100

Call 815-469-5131

Motion Recliner, neutral color

&very comfortable $75 OBO

Call 708-921-8505

Recliner like new, brown

leather and plush beigh material.

Paid $425 asking $100.

Call 815-464-9972

Santa Claus outfit XL many

extras with suit $100 OBO Call


Schwin Aerodyme exercise

bike in like new condition.

$100 Will send pictures. Call


Shimano rod and Abu Garia

reel $60, Brale rod and Pfluger

reel $50. Call 708-687-5903

Snow skies; 5’6” Dynastar,

5’6” Rosignol, 6’3” Heads, all

with poles $100 Firm Call


Telescope 41/4” Edmund Reflector

w/ clock drive and Barlow

lens $100 OBO Call


Wood ladder 6ft $25, 22 cup

coffee pot $15. Call


Wrought iron fireplace set.

Tongs, shovel, porker, broom,

and rack (18”w x 32”h) that

tools hang from. Excellent condition.

$20 Call 815-462-4942

Men’s Sorel winter boots size

10 below zero -5-40 never

worn $45, 2 life like animated

illuminated Christmas dolls

$25 each Call 708-478-8976

Misc plants/bulbs: Asiatic lillies

bulbs pink & red plant now

dozen $39, potted red dogwood

shrub $17, potted burning bush

$20 Call 708-460-8308

Motion recliner neutral color

very comfortable $75 OBO

Call 708-921-8505

Musical Santa car plays Christmas

songs new Marshall Fields

$15, Gold tree top with lights

new $5, Snow shovel aluminum

blade $10 Call


New never used Cuisinart custom

classic toaster oven

broiler, Model TOB-40 $50,

New all-clad slow cooker 6.5

qt w/black ceramic insert $50

Call 773-552-7850

Norman Rockwell prints

$2-$10, Hallmark Disney puzzles

6for $10, Wood croquet

set $10, Bocce ball set $10 Call


Oil paintings sizes ranging

from 5x7 - 36x48 $10, Curio

cabinet 3’ high +wide $50 3

bowed glass panels with shelf

6” brown oak clawed feet and

1/2 shelf on top

Sz 10 men’s Sorel winter boots

-5-40 zero new $40, Large

room humidifier on/off auto

switch $40, 2 Christmas dolls

$20 each. Call 708-478-8976

Bissell power steamer power

brush carpet shampoo/cleaner.

Excellent condition $98 Call


Bissell Powerforce bagless

turbo vacuum cleaner. Excellent

condition w/hepa media

filter. $79.00 Cal l


Christmas decor very large

poinsettia’s in cedar pots,

unique, outdoor, 2 for $45,

orig. $50 each. Hoover electric

broom $15 Call 708-645-4245

Craftsman table saw 10inch

$50, Craftsman skill saw 7

1/4inch $20 Call 708-574-9174

Enviro Cycle composte recycler

(organic) $40 Call


Halloween new h/d door mat

$9, Solid wood toilet seat elongated

$25, Green folding steel

table 2x5 ft $8, 2gal steel gas

can $4 Call 708-460-8308

Happy Bear wood tree trunk

carving 12” dia. 2ft tall, Bear

fan mascot $45 Call


Irwin 3snap blade utility knife

$5, New drywall saw $5, New

Torpedo level $15. 20pc Gearwrench

racheting set $55,

Craftsman 12pc wrenches $35

Call 708-460-8308

Kenmore 500 series gas dryer

7.0 cubic foot $50. Call

708-738-2351 leave message if

no answer.

Men’s rubber totes xxl $20,

Black/grey new jacket xl $15,

Bears xl blue/orange jacket

$35, Men’s dark pink 40R

sport jacket USA $35, Call


Misc plants/bulbs: Asiatic lillies

bulbs pink & red plant now

dozen $39, potted red dogwood

shrub $17, potted burning bush

$20 Call 708-460-8308

Musical Santa car plays Christmas

songs new Marshall Fields

$15, Gold tree top with lights

new $5, Snow shovel aluminum

blade $10 Call


New deluxe 5piece barbecue

tool set stainless steel with

solid oak wood handles $30,

RockFord air hammer 705 &

Universal air coupler quick disconnect

hose connector $25

Call 708-466-9907

Oak bar stools, very nice condition,

swivel seat. $25 each

Call 815-348-2884

Oil paintings sizes ranging

from 5x7 - 36x48 $10, Curio

cabinet 3’ high +wide $50 3

bowed glass panels with shelf

6” brown oak clawed feet and

1/2 shelf on top

Oreck upright vacuum - Like

new, w/bags $50 Call


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Andie Perch

Andie Perch is a senior

forward on the Lincoln-

Way East basketball team.

How long have you

played basketball

and how did you get


I’ve been playing since

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you want to go?

Australia, because I love

all the animals that they

have there.

What is your favorite

TV show?

“Vampire Diaries.” I’m

kind of obsessed with

vampires and all the TV

shows about them.

If you could be any

superhero, which

would you want to


Definitely Spiderman.

He kind of just flings

around everywhere and

flies, which is kind of cool

with the spider webs.

What do you like to do

outside of basketball?

I also play water polo.

I’m the goalie for our water

polo team, so that’s a

lot of fun, too.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar.

This Week In




■Dec. ■ 13 – hosts LW West,

6:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 16 – at Stagg,

6:15 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 13 – hosts LW West,

5 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 16 – hosts Stagg,

6:15 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 12 – Andrew at

Sports Briefs

LW co-op girls gymnastics

opens with win

Grace Kmak led the

way for Lincoln-Way in a

season-opening 139-134.5

win over Andrew co-op on

Dec. 4. Kmak won the allaround,

vault and bars. She

was fourth in beam.

Lucy Haas won the beam,

while Korina Jarosz had

runner-up finishes in the allaround

and floor, to go with

a third in vault, fourth in

bars and fifth in beam.

Olivia Gonda took third

in bars and fifth in vault,

while Sarah Rosinski was

third in beam. Allie Ries

(floor) and Natalie Hrkel

(vault) had fourth-place


LW East girls bowling


From Page 44

what they accomplished,

especially in these last

two years,” Tom Poynton

said. “They bonded as

teammates and brothers

and, as coaches, we were

honored to have the privilege

of coaching them.”

The Frankfort Square

Wildcats, meanwhile,

won River Valley titles at

the super lightweight and

Orland Bowl, 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 14 – Sandburg Invite

at Orland Bowl, 8 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 16 – Lockport at

Strike and Spare, 4:30 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 12 – Lockport at

Strike and Spare, 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 14 – Oak Lawn Baker

Tournament at Palos Lanes,

8 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 16 – hosts LW West

at Thunder Bowl, 4:30 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 14 – hosts LW East

Invite, 6 a.m.

opens season with two

wins, finishes seventh at

Joliet West

The Griffins started the

season with a 2,420-2,186

win over Chicago Christian

on Dec. 2 and a 1,633-

1,076 victory over Bradley-

Bourbonnais on Dec. 4.

East then finished seventh

at the Joliet West Tournament

on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Griffins wrestling goes 2-2

at Plainfield North Duals

LW East had an up-anddown

day at the Plainfield

North Duals on Saturday,

Dec. 7. The Griffins beat

Crete-Monee 60-24 and

Wheeling 68-0 but lost 39-

33 to Hinsdale Central and

39-33 to Harlem.

junior varsity levels.

The super lightweight

team defeated the Homer


■Dec. ■ 12 – hosts LW

Central, 5 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 16 – hosts Stagg,

5 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 12 – hosts


5 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 14 – at Minooka

Duals, 9 a.m.




■Dec. ■ 14 – at Conant Invite,

10 a.m.

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


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


Fees: $35 resident, $40

nonresident. Information:

Call (815) 469-9400 or visit


Sports Briefs are compiled

by Sports Editor Steve Millar,


The Frankfort Square Wildcats junior varsity team won

the River Valley championship.

Stallions 18-6, while the

JV team beat the Homer

Stallions 22-0.

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First team

QB: Kevin Conway, junior,


88-of-174 passing, 1,201 yards,

seven touchdowns; 128 carries,

615 yards, 15 touchdowns. As

dangerous with his feet as with his

arm, Conway led the Celtics to the

6A quarterfinals.

WR: AJ Henning, senior, LW East

52 catches, 748 yards, 13 TDs;

124 carries, 667 yards, 15 TDs.

All-State, SWSC Blue Offensive

Player of the Year. Michigan recruit

led two unbeaten state champion

teams in three years.

OL: Kevin Kuchta, senior, LW East

Opened holes for the Griffins’

many skill players on their way to a

perfect season.

Football (oFFense)

22nd Century Media chose the best football student-athletes based on coach

recommendations and player statistics in its seven-town southwest suburban coverage

area and placed them on one super team: Team 22. The team is made up of studentathletes

from Lincoln-Way Central, LW East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew,

Lockport Township, Tinley Park and Sandburg high schools. This page features the offense.

Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

RB: Rocco Iannantone, senior,


191 carries, 1,024 yards, six

TDs. All-State honorable mention,

SWSC Red Offensive Player

of the Year. Had a 276-yard

performance in the season opener

against Kewaskum (Wisc.).

WR: Malik Makhlouf, senior,


40 catches, 664 yards, four

touchdowns. Overcame the loss of

his starting quarterback to remain

a productive weapon for the

much-improved Porters.

OL: Steven Radosavljevic, junior,


All-SWSC Red. Had 28 pancake

blocks and was one of the

anchors of a line that allowed

just two sacks all season for an

offense that averaged 258 yards

rushing per game.

RB: Aaron Vaughn, sophomore,


230 carries, 1,547 yards, 16

touchdowns; 20 catches, 255

yards. All-CCL/ESCC Green. Had a

366-yard, four-touchdown playoff

performance against Crete-Monee

in the second round.

OL: Billy Doyle, senior, Lockport

All-SWSC Blue. Team captain

had 40 pancake blocks and led

a rushing attack that averaged

over 250 yards over its final four


OL: Jake Renfro, senior,


All-State honorable mention,

All-CCL/ESCC Green. Cincinnati

recruit, one of the state’s top

linemen, had a major impact on

the Celtics’ prolific rushing attack.

WR: Billy Dozier, senior, LW West

43 catches, 672 yards, four

touchdowns; 65 carries, 360

yards, four TDs. All-State

honorable mention, All-SWSC

Red. Northern Illinois University


OL: Matt Keblusek, senior, LW


All-SWSC Red. Three-year starter

anchored the Warriors’ line.

K: Dominic Dzioban, senior, LW


18-for-20 on field goals, with a

long of 50 yards; 50-for-51 on

extra points; 35.9-yard average

on punts. All-State, All-SWSC Blue.

One of the nation’s top kickers

and a Miami Ohio recruit.

second team

QB: Trevor Griffin, junior, Andrew

30-of-75 passing, 496 yards, nine

touchdowns; 737 rushing yards, 10


RB: Caleb Marconi, senior, LW West

987 yards, 10 touchdowns.

RB: Devon Williams, senior, LW East

607 yards, six touchdowns.

WR: Johnny Gonsalves, senior Tinley


20 catches, 403 yards, six TDs

WR: Lucas Porto, senior, Providence

27 catches, 488 yards, seven


TE: Michael Bosco, senior,


15 catches, 150 yards, three TDs.

OL: Matthew Garcia, senior, Andrew

All-SWSC Red, 19 pancake blocks.

OL: Martin Hoban, senior, LW East

All-SWSC Blue. Captain and one of

the leaders for the Griffins’ offense.

OL: Jake Leggero, senior, LW Central

All-SWSC Red. Anchor of the line.

OL: David Stronach, senior, Tinley


Three-year starter was a strong twoway

lineman for the Titans.

OL: Adam Winistorfer, junior, Andrew

All-SWSC Red selection had 15

pancake blocks.

K: Damian Chowaniec, senior, LW


6-for-10 on field goals; 23-for-24 on

extra points.

Honorable mentions:

QB: Kyle Quinn, sr., Lincoln-Way

East; Joe Mackessy, sr., Tinley


RB: JoJo Gallegos, sr., Tinley Park;

Jamal Johnson, jr., LWE; Collin

Schmutzler, sr., Lockport.

WR: Christian Law, sr., Tinley Park;

Sam Paliga, sr., LWE; Mason Pierre-

Antoine, jr., LWE; Max Tomczak,

jr., LWE

OL: Adam Banathy, sr., Providence;

Collin Bockover, sr., Lincoln-Way

Central; Michael Charnot, sr.,

Providence; Payton Collins, sr.,

Lockport; Oliver Cox, sr., Prov.;

Rikki Dobson, sr,, LWC; Nick

Hildenbrand, sr., LWW; Ryan

Stewart, Jr., LWE.

K: Peyton Benes, senior, Andrew.

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FirST Team

DL: Sean McLaughlin, senior,

Lincoln-Way East

56 tackles, four sacks, nine

tackles for losses for one of the

best defenses in the state. All-

State honorable mention.

LB: Anthony Prucha, senior,

Providence Catholic

116 tackles, six sacks, 15 tackles

for losses and 19 quarterback

pressures for a team that made it

to the Class 6A quarterfinals.

FooTball (deFenSe)

22nd Century Media chose the best football student-athletes based on coach

recommendations and player statistics in its seven-town southwest suburban coverage

area and placed them on one super team: Team 22. The team is made up of studentathletes

from Lincoln-Way Central, LW East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew,

Lockport Township, Tinley Park and Sandburg high schools. This page features the defense.

Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

DL: Adrian Wilson, senior, Lincoln-

Way East

54 tackles, six sacks, 13 tackles

for losses and a fumble recovery

for the undefeated Class 8A

champions. All-State honorable


LB: Brett Carberry, senior, Lincoln-

Way West

90 tackles and an interception

returned for a touchdown for West.

He was first-team all-conference

in the SouthWest Suburban

Conference Red Division.

DL: Elias Valdez, senior,

Providence Catholic

52 tackles, six sacks, nine

tackles for losses, 31 quarterback

pressures, a blocked punt and a

fumble recovery. Defensive Player

of the Year in the CCL/ESCC

Green division; All-State selection.

LB: Joe Suchorabski, junior,


81 tackles including 32 solos for

a team that jumped from zero

victories in 2018 to four in 2019.

Played both inside and outside

linebacker positions.

LB: Jake Kramer, senior, Lincoln-

Way East

156 tackles including 85 solos,

two sacks, 21 tackles for losses

and a fumble recovery for a team

that allowed seven or fewer points

in 10 games including three

playoff contests.

DB: Matt Kordas, junior, Lincoln-

Way East

83 tackles, nine tackles for losses,

five interceptions and a fumble

recovery. He saved the best for

last as all five interceptions came

in the Class 8A playoffs.

Second Team

DL: Jaron Hacha, senior, Lincoln-

Way East

73 tackles, five sacks, eight

tackles for losses

DL: Cam Woolery, senior,


63 tackles, nine sacks

DL: Zach Richter, senior, Lincoln-

Way East

54 tackles, four sacks, six TFL.

LB: Joe Fiorello, junior, Lockport

94 tackles including 31 solos.

LB: Griffin Ketelaar, senior,

Lincoln-Way West

81 tackles including seven TFL.

LB: Zach Orr, senior, Lincoln-Way


85 tackles, seven TFL.

LB: Jameel Mukarram, senior,

Lincoln-Way East

70 tackles including 35 solos.

DB: Jalen Hacha, senior, Lincoln-

Way East

62 tackles, 36 solos.

DB: Larry Burks, senior, Lincoln-

Way East,

37 tackles,29 solos.

DB: Kyle Zabinski, senior, Lincoln-

Way Central

41 tackles, two interceptions.

DB: Nick Persha, senior, Andrew

37 tackles, three sacks, four pass

breakups, six tackles for losses.

Honorable mentions:

DB: Kevin Countryman, senior,

Providence Catholic

41 tackles, six interceptions, 10

passes knocked down for the

Celtics. Intercepted two passes

in the final minute to preserve

victories in a pair of games. He

also blocked three kicks.

DB: John Bickel, senior, Andrew

Four interceptions, and nine pass

breakups for a team that won

seven games. He was an offensive

and special teams star but was

also named SouthWest Suburban

Conference Red Defensive Player

of the Year.

DB: Joe DeHaan, senior, Andrew

75 tackles, Six tackles for losses,

eight pass breakups and two

interceptions for the Thunderbolts.

All-State honorable mention

through the Illinois Football

Coaches Association.

DL: Matt Nevin, senior, Lincoln-Way West; Danny Soraghan, senior,

Lincoln-Way West; Oliver Cox, senior, Providence Catholic; Michael

Charnot, senior, Providence Catholic; Brian Henehan, senior, Andrew;

Thomas Panice, junior, Andrew; David Stronach, senior, Tinley Park.

LB: Joe Fiorillo, junior, Lockport; Donovan Kot, senior, Lockport; Ryan

Fitzgerald, senior, Andrew; Josh Kirnbauer, senior, Andrew; Payton

Orth, junior, Lincoln-Way East.

DB: Collin Schmutzler, senior, Lockport; Cole

Horvath, junior, Lincoln-Way West; Noah

O’Connor, senior, Andrew; Wilber

Milhouse, senior, Lincoln-Way East;

Josh Vargas, senior, Lincoln-Way


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LW East football has three of the best eight seasons in 8A history


Jeff Vorva

Contributing Editor

So, where does this

2019 Lincoln-Way

East state championship-winning


season stack up with the

best seasons in Class 8A


According to my criteria,

it had the eighth-best


I’m not talking about

the greatest teams ever.

I’m not talking about

teams that produced the

most number of Division I


I’m a simple man and

I had a simple three-step

formula to determine the

best seasons ever by 8A

teams in the Illinois High

School Association.

First, the teams considered

had to be undefeated.

East, which had a

sprinkling of Tinley Park

residents on the roster,

met that when it beat Warren,

12-0, on a windy, cold

and rainy night on Nov.

30 at Huskie Stadium on

the campus of Northern

Illinois University in


The Griffins became

the eighth unbeaten Class

8A team. The IHSA went

from six classes to eight

in 2001, so this was the

19th Class 8A game to be

played. Less than half of

the champs were unbeaten.

While there were eight

unbeatens, they were divvied

up by five schools.

East was ahead with the

most unblemished campaigns

with three (2005,

2017 and 2019), Maine

South had two while


South, Loyola and Stevenson

had one each.

East’s 2005 squad, by

the way, was the first

Class 8A undefeated team

in history after Downers

Grove South, Lockport

(both in 2002 and 2003)

and Downers Grove North

won titles with one or two


My second criteria

was point differential.

The top team picked up

eight points, second-place

earned seven, etc. Wheaton-Warrenville


2006 team won by an average

of 32.929 narrowly

beating Maine South’s

2008 squad’s 32.857.

In an amazing piece of

math, both Lincoln-Way

East’s 2005 and 2019

teams beat their 14 opponents

by an average of

24.857 points per game.

East’s 2017 team was

right behind at 23 points

per win.

The final criteria was

strength of schedule.

Stevenson’s 2014 team

earned eight points as

its opponents that year

totalled 107 points while

East’s 2017 squad’s opponents

netted 102 victories

for second place. The

Griffs’ 2005 team had 91

opponents’ wins and the

2019 team had 87,

OK, that’s a lot of

math I’m throwing out

there and I hate math, so

I added up the points and

Loyola’s 2015 team (the

combo of 31.1 point differential

and 98 opponents

wins) is the best of the


Maine South’s 2008

and 2009 team tied for

second, East’s 2017 squad

joined Stevenson’s 2014

team and Wheaton’s 2006

team in a three-way tie for

fourth, East’s 2005 team

finished seventh and this

year’s Griffin team was


As a side note, East’s

2019 team allowed just 87

points, which was the best

of the eight teams. Maine

South’s 2008 team scored

the most points of the

eight teams with 630.

When you think of all

the talented teams that

have played in the bigschool

division, East’s history

is pretty amazing.

Youth Sports

Frankfort Falcons, Frankfort Square Wildcats capture titles


The Frankfort Falcons

varsity football team

completed an 11-0 season

by beating the New Lenox

Junior Knights 32-6 in the


River Valley Youth Football

League Super Bowl.

Falcons coach Tom

Poynton said many players

had standout performances.

Cade Serauskis ran

for two touchdowns and

caught another from quarterback

Braden Tischer.

Tischer also threw a

touchdown pass to Luke

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David Wuske blocked a

punt and was a force on the

defensive line throughout

the game. James Kingsbury

recovered a fumble,

while Nuri Muhammad

had an interception.

The Falcons outscored

their opponents 335-46 on

the season.

All-Conference honorees

for the Falcons were

Serauskis, Tischer, Slager,

Wuske, Muhammad, Josh

Janowski, Drew Schiller,

Simon Bromberek, JT

Poynton and Conner Durkin.

The same group of Falcons

won the River Valley

JV Super Bowl last

season, also going undefeated.

“We are so proud of

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The Frankfort Falcons varsity team captured the River

Valley Youth Football League Super Bowl.

Photos submitted

The Frankfort Square Wildcats super lightweight team

won the River Valley championship.

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McLaughlin, Slager debut in East’s loss to Andrew


Contributing Editor

The two-member cavalry

has arrived for Lincoln-

Way East.

Sean McLaughlin, a

6-foot-8 monster in the

middle, and Ty Slager,

a crafty and aggressive

guard, made their season

debuts Friday night, Dec.

6, in a 51-43 nonconference

setback to red-hot

Andrew in Tinley Park.

The two seniors had just

three practices under their

belts after both were on

East’s unbeaten Illinois

High School Association

Class 8A state football

championship team, which

came up with a 12-0 victory

over Warren on Nov. 30

in DeKalb to bring home

the top trophy.

The Griffins were 3-1

in their absence, finishing

second at the Joliet West

Thanksgiving Tournament,

and Griffins coach Rich

Kolimas wisely did not

overuse either player in

their first game back. Each

player came off the bench

in the first quarter and they

were strategically subbed

in and out throughout the

game. Both had six points.

“They gave us a burst

of energy,” Kolimas said.

“Sean is definitely one of

our leaders and Ty provides

us with a lot of offensive

punch and he is super aggressive.

They are a great

addition to have back.

“It’s easier for seniors

(to transition from football

to basketball). Sean played

(in the football games) all

the time so he’s a little fatigued.

Ty was a backup

quarterback who started

some games and he’s a

little fresher than Sean is

at this point. Usually it’s

Christmas before they are

in basketball shape.”

Senior Ryan Sierocki,

who led the Griffins with

15 points against Andrew,

including six points in the

fourth quarter, was glad to

see the football players at

his side back on the court.

“We’re still incorporating

them into our offense,”

he said. “And I really like

the way we looked tonight

even though we lost. They

only had three practices so

when they get incorporated

back in the offense, we’re

going to look a lot better.”

Andrew is a team coming

off a 2-28 season in

2018-2019 but left the

East game with a 5-2 mark

and a four-game winning

streak. The Thunderbolts

showed no signs of a

hangover from a wild and

emotional 42-40 victory

over crosstown rival Tinley

Park on Dec. 4 and had

a 13-point lead over East

late in the third quarter.

But the Griffins fought

back to close the gap to

45-43 with 1 minute, 4

seconds left in the game.

Andrew’s Michael Bobber

Lincoln-Way East’s Ryan Sierocki tries to find some

room against Andrew’s Michael Bobber in Andrew’s 51-

43 victory in Tinley Park. Sierocki led the Griffins with


hit a free throw to stretch

the lead to 46-43 and Jhei-

R Jones hit what looked

like a dramatic game-tying

basket with 19 seconds left

but was called for travelling.

Kolimas had a few

words for the referee at

the time, but none after the

game as he said he did not

want to comment on the


The rest of the game was

a free-throw show for the

Thunderbolts as they connected

on five in the final

17 seconds.

“It was nice to see us

fight back,” Sierocki said.

“It was close all the way

down to the end.”

“I was happy with our

defense and the comeback,”

Kolimas said. “But

we are still trying to find

our identity on offense.”

Jones was the team’s

second-leading scorer with

seven points.

With a few more practices

coming with the full

squad in attendance, the

Griffins are hoping to get

the offense rolling again

when they make their

home debut on Friday,

Dec. 13, against Lincoln-

Way West.

Boys Bowling


Up-and-down Griffins ninth at Oak Forest Invite


Freelance Reporter

The key word for Lincoln-Way

East’s boys bowling

team is consistency.

The Griffins are still

searching for it after a ninthplace

finish at the 16-team

Oak Forest Bengal Invite

on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oak

Forest Bowl.

“One of our coaching

points was that I had to remind

the team that it's a

short season," East coach

Dan Galligan said. "We have

guys that can get it done, but

like a lot of teams, we need

that consistency.

"We have some key meets

coming up. Starting with

Lincoln-Way Central [on

Tuesday, Dec. 10] for our

Senior Night at Thunder

Bowl. Then we are at the

Sandburg Invite [on Saturday,

Dec. 14, at Orland

Bowl] and the Lincoln-Way

Cup [on Dec. 21 at Laraway

Lanes]. So, we will be


Lockport (6,093) won the

tournament ahead of Lincoln-Way

West (6,025).

Just over 100 pins separated

the third through

eighth spots. Host Oak Forest

(5,676) rallied to take

third. Plainfield Central

(5,647) was fourth followed

by Sandburg (5,639), Reavis

(5,610) and Lincoln-Way

Central (5,585). Richards

(5,570), Lincoln-Way East

(5,360) and Bremen (5,328)

capped off the top 10.

Hillcrest (5,315), Oak

Lawn (5,194), T.F. North

(5,129), Romeoville (4,990),

Chicago Christian (4,578)

and Argo (4,386) polished

off the field.

Anthony Bria led East

with a 1,174. Fellow senior

Demitri Przybylinski finished

with an 1,104. Seniors

Nick Signore (888), Luke

Mittler (884), and juniors

Jason Ganser (791) and

Ethan Pacis (519) were the

rest of the Griffin lineup.

“"It's all about building

and trending in the right

direction,” Galligan said.

“We have been scuffling

a little bit. We just have to

block some stuff out and

come back strong for the


West’s Aidan Healy

finished second with

1,308 pins, behind only

Lockport’s Gavin Gucwa


Senior Cameron Jablonski

(4th, 1,285), and junior

Nick Dudeck (11th, 1,237)

also had big performances

for the Warriors, who are

looking for their fourth

straight trip to state.

Ivan Escolar rolled an

1,151 total while junior

Glenn Prynn had an 857

in five games and senior

Ethan Healy had a 187

game as a late substitute.

For Aidan Healy, who is

the second bowler in the

lineup, it was a great tournament.

"It was the best tournament

of the year for me,"

he said. "We have to just

keep climbing. We went

crazy in the first game.

We were stringing tons of

strikes together. I had the

front four and the back

six for strikes and finished

with a 267 score.”

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Markasovic brothers star on both sides of field for SXU


STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

When Joey Markasovic

decided to follow his older

brother, Mike, to Saint

Xavier, Mike was quite


After all, the brothers

from Frankfort had never

played on the same team

before. They both played

at Providence, but were

two years apart.

The excitement of being

teammates for the first

time, though, was delayed

when Mike tore the ACL

in his left knee in the summer

of 2018, shortly before

his junior season and

Joey’s freshman year.

“I was exhilarated when

I found out he was coming,”

Mike Markasovic

said. “I tried to egg him on

to come here, telling him

how great it was to play

here and how great of a

school it was. The second

that the injury happened,

that was my first thought.

It was like, ‘Dang it, now

I’m not going to get to play

with him.’”

A year later, Mike and

Joey got their season together.

Mike returned

from his injury to have a

big season for the Cougars,

while Joey became of

the top defensive players

in the Mid-States Football

Association, despite his


Both were a huge part of

Saint Xavier’s 9-3 season

that included a run to the

NAIA national quarterfinals.

“This year has been

amazing,” Joey said. “I

think it’s pretty cool for

our family, too, to be able

to watch us play and have

some success along the


For Mike, the desire to

get back in time to spend

one season with his brother

constantly pushed him

as he recovered from his


“You have to watch your

brother’s whole freshman

season from the bench and

you want to be out there

with him,” he said. “It’s

humbling. It was tough,

but it was just more motivation

for this year.

“Anybody out there

who’s had an ACL injury

knows it’s a long process.

It’s a lot of hard work, a

long nine months. [Cougars

quarterback Alex

Martinez] and I both had

ACL injuries, it’s a little

bonding thing for us. We

always joke about our artificial


Mike Markasovic was

back by the third game of

this season, making his

return Sept. 28, when he

had five catches for 48

yards and a touchdown

against Concordia. He

became one of Martinez’s

top targets all season, finishing

with 38 catches for

535 yards and six touchdowns.

The senior saved his

best performances for near

the end of his career, putting

up monster games in

back-to-back weeks Nov.

2 against St. Ambrose (10

catches, 100 yards, two

touchdowns) and Nov. 9

against Olivet Nazarene (5

catches, 152 yards, touchdown).

“You don’t know what

to expect, coming off that

kind of injury,” he said. “I

was a little nervous. Overall,

though, it’s been good.

I took a role as a leader

with all the young guys,

and I think it’s been successful.”

Cougars coach Mike

Feminis certainly thinks


Sophomore Joey Markasovic led Saint Xavier with 96 tackles. Photos by Mark Korosa/saint xavier university

“Mike not only makes

plays, but he is a great

leader, too,” Feminis said.

“When he was hurt, he

was basically like another

coach. I felt horrible for

him when he got hurt, he

had a bad tear with his

knee. He’s came back and

had a fantastic season for


Joey, meanwhile, led

the team in tackles with

96 and added 3.5 sacks,

eight tackles for loss and

a forced fumble. He was

named MSFA Midwest

League Defensive Player

of the Week three times.

“That stuff’s pretty

cool, but at the end of the

day it’s all about winning

games,” Joey said of the

weekly honors. “I feel

like I’ve stepped up and

done a good job. Obviously,

having your brother

behind you is a big morale

boost, too.”

Mike has not been surprised

by his younger

brother’s success.

“I knew he was ready,”

Mike said. “It’s awesome

watching him tear

people up. When I see

him do that, it makes me

even more excited to get

out there and do my own


Feminis has enjoyed

watching the two play together,

even getting them

on the field at the same

time as blockers on extra

points. One trick play on

that kicking unit has led to

some laughs.

In the Oct. 19 game at

Missouri Baptist, the Cougars

ran a fake extra point,

and Joey Markasovic ran

the ball in for a two-point


“Mike missed his block,

and Joey had to run the guy

over to score,” Feminis

said. “I gave Mikey grief

for that for weeks after. He

made his little brother do

all the work.”

As fun as games have

been, the brothers have

had just as good of a time

Mike Markasovic, a Frankfort native and Providence

graduate, returned from a torn ACL injury to have a big

senior season for Saint Xavier.

competing against each

other in practice.

“We always joke around

that he’s the old bull and

I’m the young calf,” Joey

said. “It’s pretty fun.

We’ve always had a little

bit of competition, but we

have fun with it.”

Never was it more fun

than this fall.

“Getting to play this season

together was a dream

come true,” Mike said.

frankfortstationdaily.com sports

the frankfort station | December 12, 2019 | 47


Girls basketball

Perch proves herself in LW East win over Bradley


jeff vorva/22nd century



THREE stars of the


1. Grace Kmak

Kmak (above) led

the Lincoln-Way coop

gymnastics team

to a 139-134.5

win over Andrew

co-op in its season

opener. She won the

all-around, vault and


2. AJ Henning

The accolades keep

rolling in for the

All-State receiver/

running back

from LW East. The

Michigan recruit was

named Gatorade

Player of the Year for


3. Andie Perch

The senior forward

on the Griffins’ girls

basketball team

produced a doubledouble

in a win over


with 16 points and

10 rebounds.

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East senior

Andie Perch heard the

shouts from the sideline

every time she touched

the ball on the perimeter

Thursday, Dec. 5.

“Not a shooter, not a

shooter,” was the refrain


coach Evan Tingley directed

at his players.

Perch, a 6-foot-1 forward,

may concern opposing

coaches more with

her inside game, but she

showed the Boilermakers

she can shoot it just fine

during a 16-point, 10-rebound

performance that

lifted the Griffins to a 64-

55 win in a SouthWest

Suburban crossover in


“I try to take that to

heart,” Perch said. “I always

like to prove people

wrong, so when he was

saying ‘Not a shooter’, I

kind of just pulled up to

shoot just because he can’t

say that now.”

Perch hit a pair of

3-pointers to go with a

few two-point jump shots

for the Griffins (4-2). East

shot it well outside all

night, hitting nine 3-pointers

as a team.

“Bradley does a great

job scouting, and we

haven’t shown that [outside

shooting] much as a

team earlier in the year,”

East coach Jim Nair said.

“We’ve seen it in practice

all year, though, that this

Lincoln-Way East’s Andie Perch drives against Bradley-Bourbonnais on Dec. 5. She

scored 16 points in the Griffins’ win. Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

is one of the better shooting

teams we’ve had. It’s

not just an Olivia Molnar


Bradley focused heavily

on slowing Molnar, the senior

guard who came into

the game averaging 19.4


Molnar was held to six

points, but senior Lilly Genis

(11 points), sophomore

Hailee Marek (11 points)

and freshman Morgan

Montaque (9 points, 8 rebounds)

all stepped up in

the backcourt.

“Olivia is a great player

for us,” Nair said. “Coach

Tingley does a great job.

He went box-and-one on

her, but my staff does a

great job. We scouted that

and we were ready for

it. We let the other girls

know they were going to

get their opportunities and

they stepped up.”

radley got off to a hot

start offensively behind

Evey Evans, who went

on to score 30 points. The

Griffins, though, were even

more efficient in the first

quarter, taking a 21-16 lead

behind eight points from

Genis and all six of Samara

Swire’s points on the night.

Perch scored 10 points

in the first half as East took

a 36-32 lead to halftime.

“Those few shots in the

beginning really boosted

up my confidence and led

to a good game overall,”

Perch said.

Marek made a big impact

off the bench in the

second and third quarters,

burying three 3-pointers.

“I need to step up my

game more with driving

and defensively, but I feel

confident with my shooting

because I’ve put in a

lot of work,” Marek said.

Marek has carved out a

big role on the team despite

her youth.

“It’s been a pretty good

experience,” she said. “At

first, I didn’t think I was

going to get as many minutes,

but once I did, I started

to build my confidence.

The girls on the team are

really supportive of me,

being younger, and I really

appreciate that.”

Nair appreciated

Marek’s contributions.

“It was great to see Hailee

hit some shots and Andie

be able to stretch the

floor,” he said.

Bradley pulled within

52-50 with 3:55 left in

the game, but the Griffins

closed the game out in impressive

fashion, outscoring

the Boilermakers 12-5.

Molnar came up with

a key steal and score, and

Genis buried a 3-pointer.

Montaque stepped up with

a 3-point play off a putback

and hit two key free throws.

Perch sees the Griffins

coming together as a team

in a hurry, despite so many

new faces.

“It’s very exciting to see

the younger girls stepping

up and building that team

experience,” Perch said.

“On the court and off the

court, we have great chemistry

and it’s transferring

over to winning.

“Every game, we feel

more comfortable and we

just keep building as a team.”

Depth perception

Nair did not hesitate to

turn to his bench in important

moments in the fourth

quarter. He made offensedefense

swaps several

times down the stretch.

One of the reasons for

the substitutions was to get

freshman guard Sanai Tyler

in on defense.

“Sanai did the little

things for us,” he said.

Listen Up

“We always joke around that he’s the old bull and I’m the young calf. It’s pretty


Joey Markasovic – Frankfort native, on playing on the Saint Xavier football team

with his older brother, Mike

tunE in

Boys Swimming, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

LW East at LW Central

• The district rivals meet in an early-season



42-43 - Team 22 Football

41 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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

Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | December 12, 2019

HEATING UP Griffins girls

basketball comes together with

big win over Bradley, Page 47


Team 22 honors the area’s best

football players, Pages 42-43

Frankfort’s Joey and Mike Markasovic thrive in first season as teammates at Saint Xavier, Page 46

Brothers and Frankfort natives Joey (left) and Mike Markasovic were major contributors for the Saint Xavier football team, which reached the NAIA national quarterfinals.

Photos by Mark Korosa/Saint Xavier University

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