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First death related to COVID-19

in Will County reported by State

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

A case of COVID-19

has led to a death in Will

County.

The Illinois Department

of Public Health announced

Thursday, March

19, the death of three

more people in Illinois

with COVID-19, the disease

caused by the coronavirus,

bringing the total

deaths in the state related

to the illness to four.

The individuals include

a Will County resident in

his 50s, a Cook County

resident in her 80s and an

out-of-state resident in her

70s who was in Sangamon

County, according to the

statement.

Currently, IDPH is reporting

a total of 422 cases

in 22 counties in Illinois.

Cases have occurred

in ages 9 to 99.

Will County Executive

Larry Walsh on March 16

issued a Proclamation of a

Disaster for Will County

Four patients test positive for the

coronavirus at Silver Cross Hospital

Sean Hastings

Contributing Editor

Four patients at Silver

Cross Hospital have tested

positive for COVID-19, according

to an email sent by

President/CEO Ruth Colby

on Monday, March 23.

In the same email received

March 23, Silver

Cross noted it has tested 138

via email in relation to

the COVID-19 outbreak

across the county. This

proclamation will activate

the county’s emergency

response plans to assist

the residents during this

time, according to the

email.

The email advised to

limit gatherings with more

than 50 people and to consistently

wash hands and

use hand sanitizer. People

also are encouraged to

self-quarantine to limit

the spread of the virus.

The Will County Health

Department is recommending

the following

actions be taken for those

who feel they may have

been exposed to the coronavirus:

• Isolate yourself and

self-monitor for the

symptoms. This includes

taking your temperature

three times daily (morning,

afternoon, evening)

to check for a fever, along

with watching for other

patients to date, with 51 of

those coming back negative.

It is awaiting the results of

83 others. The email states

that 29 persons under investigation

are in-house.

Silver Cross had its first

patient test positive March

18. The hospital also announced

that beginning

March 18, it is not allowing

visitors in any area of

7

symptoms such as cough

and shortness of breath.

• If you do have these

symptoms, you are asked

to phone your medical

provider for an examination,

as your medical

provider is the one who

knows you and your family’s

medical conditions

best. Always call ahead

of time, as your provider

may have certain times or

areas where they prefer

symptomatic patients to

go.

• Call the hotline. The

Will County Health Department

has established

a Coronavirus hotline for

questions, available from

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday

through Friday at (815)

740-8977.

Residents are encouraged

to continue to monitor

the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention’s

website for more information:

www.cdc.gov/

coronavirus/2019-nCoV/

index.html.

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Frankfort Village Board

Village announces changes amid COVID-19 concerns

Nuria Mathog, Editor

In compliance with

guidelines designed to

curb the spread of CO-

VID-19, the Village has

enacted several new measures

to help keep residents

safe, Frankfort Mayor Jim

Holland announced during

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inspections and water

line flushes, and meeting

rooms will temporarily

be unavailable for homeowners

associations or

other groups, he said. The

Village is also asking residents

to pay their water

bills either by mail, electronically,

or through the

dropbox located outside

the Village Administration

Building at 432 W.

Nebraska St.

“I am pleased to report

that institutions all around

Frankfort appear to be

following the State and

federal guidelines to help

control the spread of CO-

Round it up

A brief recap of items discussed at the Frankfort

Village Board of Trustees March 16 meeting

• The board approved an intergovernmental

reciprocal reporting agreement with Lincoln-Way

Community High School District 210.

• Trustees approved the final plat for the Savarino

Re-Subdivision, which consolidates lots 16 and 17

in the Five Oaks subdivision, contingent upon the

approval of the Five Oaks Homeowners Association.

VID-19,” Holland said.

“Places where people

gather and might inadvertently

spread the virus

are either closing or taking

steps to provide social

separation and disinfecting,

as the medical experts

are recommending.”

Village events for the

next eight weeks, including

the Earth Day Celebration

and the spring

Frankfort Country Market,

have been canceled,

and the Plan Commission

meetings scheduled for

March 26 and April 9 have

also been canceled. While

Village Board meetings

are still slated to proceed

as scheduled, seating has

been rearranged to follow

social distancing guidelines,

Holland said.

“All of us are being impacted

by COVID-19,”

Holland said. “Some will

be impacted more than others.

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Chamber aims to help businesses affected by closures, shutdown

4

Nuria Mathog, Editor

State-mandated closures

of bars, restaurants and

other businesses in an effort

to curb the spread of

COVID-19 have hit small

businesses hard, and the

Frankfort business community

is no exception.

Frankfort Chamber of

Commerce Executive Director

Marianne Melcher

said these new restrictions

have had a significant

impact on the Chamber's

approximately 670 members,

and the Chamber is

looking to support these

businesses in any way

possible.

"It's obviously devastating

to those owners,"

Melcher said. "We're trying

to do what we can to

help them, but it's really

Raffy’s Candy Store is one of 14 businesses registered

with the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce’s E-Gift Card,

which can be used at any participating business, an

initiative the Chamber is promoting to help the local

business community in the wake of recent closures

across the State. Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

affecting all of our businesses,

because people

are being quarantined,

not going out shopping.

So, we're just encouraging

everyone to keep the

public informed, keep the

social media updated with

their hours and information.

Anything that we can

share, we're happy to do

that."

Melcher said the Chamber's

best recommendations

for helping local

businesses are ordering

takeout or delivery, purchasing

gift cards for local

shops, being patient and

non-judgmental, showing

kindness and gratitude and

offering hope.

She noted residents can

support local businesses

by buying an E-Gift Card,

a new initiative the Chamber

launched prior to the

pandemic, which can be

used at any participating

Frankfort business. Currently,

14 businesses are

registered with the service:

Body & Brain, Body

Fountain, Briosa Boutique,

Budget Blinds of

Frankfort, Enrico's Italian

Dining, Fuse Salon, My

Sisters and Me Boutique,

Raffy's Candy, Royal Salt

Cave & Spa, Silver Strand

Boutique, Simply Home

Again, The Brow Lounge,

Whimsy and White Street

Cafe.

"It's convenient,"

Melcher said. "People can

buy them online, and they

use it at any of them ... We

would love to see more

members sign up for this

gift card opportunity. It's

no financial gain whatsoever

for the Chamber.

It's just to help the businesses."

The Chamber is also

working to provide up-todate

information on how

local businesses are adapting

to the new restrictions.

While some establishments,

such as Emagine

Theater, Grounded Coffee

Bar and Anytime Fitness,

are closed at the moment,

others have made changes

to hours or services. Old

Plank Trail Community

Bank announced it would

be temporarily closing its

lobbies but would still allow

drive-up and walk-up

services, Snow Family

Dental is only seeing existing

patients with dental

emergencies and restaurants

such as Dancing

Marlin are serving customers

via carryout, curbside

pickup and delivery.

A full list of affected

businesses can be found

at the Chamber's website,

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Election 2020

Incumbent Bobby Rush wins

D1 Democratic primary

Jacquelyn Schlabach

Contributing Editor

Incumbent Bobby Rush

won a four-way U.S. Congressional

District 1 Democratic

primary March 17,

setting up a three-way bout

in November against Republican

nominee Philanise

White and independent

Ruth Pellegrini.

In the primary, Rush

earned 88,499 votes (71.76

percent of total ballots

cast), with all precincts

reporting, according to

unofficial results from the

Board of Election Commissioners

for the City of

Chicago, as well as the

clerks’ office from suburban

Cook and Will counties.

Challenger Sarah Gad

earned a total of 12,805

(10.38) votes, while Robert

Emmons Jr. had a total

of 12,254 (9.93) and

Ameena Nuur Matthews

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush Photo submitted

earned 9,761 (7.91), as of

Saturday, March 21.

In Chicago, Rush dominated

with 67,545 votes

(70.55). There, Emmons

took second with 7,067

votes (8.32), Matthews

third with 5,705 (6.72)

and Gad last with 4,595

(5.41).

In suburban Cook County,

Rush tacked on another

16,861 votes (58.62).

Gad followed with 5,349

(18.60), and then Emmons

with 3,595 (12.50) and Matthews

with 2,958 (10.28).

Rush also won Will

County with 4,093 votes

(42.45). Gad was closest

there, with 2,859 (29.65).

Emmons follows with

1,592 (16.51), then Matthews

with 1,098 (11.39).

Election 2020

Joyce wins District 40 Democratic primary

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Incumbent State Sen. Patrick Joyce is

set to advance to the general election after

winning the Democratic primary for State

Senate District 40 on Tuesday, March 17,

according to unofficial results from the

clerk's offices of Will, Grundy, Kankakee

and Cook counties.

In the primary, Joyce emerged with a

significant lead over his three challengers,

winning 11,103 votes and approximately

47 percent of the overall vote. Lori Wilcox

was second with 6,319 votes, Monica

Gordon third with 4,678 votes and Marta

Perales in last place with 1,612 votes.

In Will County, with all precincts reporting,

Joyce was in the lead with 2,605

votes, followed by Wilcox with 1,404

votes, Gordon with 893 votes and Perales

with 428 votes.

Joyce was appointed to fill the State

Senate District 40 seat in November after

former State Sen. Toi Hutchinson was

chosen to oversee Illinois' recreational

cannabis program. In a statement released

March 19, Joyce said he was "humbled,

honored and excited" about the victory.

"My commitment as senator is to do

my best to serve in public office as I campaigned,"

he said in the statement. "I want

to be accessible and visible in all parts

State Sen. Patrick Joyce Photo submitted

of the district, meeting with constituents

and listening to them so I can best meet

their needs. I will address the challenges

ahead – natural gas for Pembroke Township,

clean water for University Park,

lower property taxes and supporting job

creation and school funding for the entire

district – with the same enthusiasm that I

had while meeting people at their homes

and businesses these past few months."

virus

From Page 3

email states.

Also starting on March

18, the hospital will be

screening all that enter

the hospital at all four locations:

the emergency

department, main lobby

entrance, Pavilion A/B and

the cancer center.

Those that fail the

screening will be given

a mask and asked to return

to their car and drive

around to the ambulance

bay near the negative pressure

room where they will

be met by staff wearing

protective equipment, the

email stated.

The building’s main lobby

hours have been changed

from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. to 8

a.m.-6 p.m. There will also

be a checkpoint located in

the corridor between the

hospital and Pavilion A.

The hospital is also suspending

direct admission

to the building. The email

states that physicians who

would ordinarily directly

admit a patient to Silver

Cross will call the emergency

department and talk

to the attending ER doctor

to determine next steps.

The Outpatient Endoscopy

Center, Pulmonary

Function Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phases II and

III, Pulmonary Rehabilitation

and the Sleep Lab are

of the outpatient services

temporarily suspended.

business

From Page 5

Communications Coordinator

Kris Pasquini has

been sharing social media

updates from local businesses

on the Chamber's

social media page, face

book.com/frankfort.cham

berofcommerce/.

Melcher said the message

she wanted to send

to the Frankfort business

community was "we are

here for you."

"We hope that this passes

soon, and we will try to

help you any way we can,"

she said. "Please hang in

there, and everybody, just

try and be kind and take

care of each other."

LWSRA provides timeline, answers questions

about participant who tested COVID-19 positive

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Lincolnway Special Recreation

Association provided

additional information

March 18 about a situation

involving one of its participants

who tested positive

for COVID-19 after taking

part in three events in early

March, in response to questions

the organization said

it has received since publicly

addressing the situation

March 16.

LWSRA issued a letter

March 18, offering a timeline,

message from the parent

of the Cook County resident

who reportedly tested

positive for COVID-19 and

answers to some frequently

asked questions about the

situation.

The timeline says the

participant may have come

in contact with someone

at Elim Christian Services

in Crestwood who tested

positive for the coronavirus,

though the letter from

LWSRA emphasizes this

has not been confirmed. That

LWSRA participant then attended

a Shamrock Shuffle

event March 6 at the Orland

Park Civic Center, spending

20 minutes around 6 p.m. at

the LWSRA facility.

Then, on March 8 the participants

attended a Chicago

Wolves game, as part of an

LWSRA program, during

which the group sat in Section

116; Rows P, Q and R;

Seats 1-7. And on March 9,

the individual was part of an

LWSRA program at Thunderbowl

in Mokena.

LWSRA said the bowling

alley also was notified.

According to the partici-

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Police reports

Man accused of

possessing gun

unlawfully

A Frankfort man was charged with felony

unlawful possession of a firearm March

3 after reportedly keeping a rifle in his

home without a valid FOID card.

According to Will County Sheriff's Office

spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer, deputies

were dispatched to 21373 Old North

Church Road to serve a Will County warrant

for Toure L. Robinson, 45, on charges

of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and

an extradition fail to appear warrant from

McLean County for aggravated fleeing of

a police officer.

Hoffmeyer said the deputies approached

the home and saw Robinson inside. Robinson

reportedly hid and refused multiple

verbal commands from deputies to exit the

house.

When deputies forced entry into the

home, Hoffmeyer said, they observed a

rifle inside, and a check revealed that Robinson

had a revoked FOID card.

Robinson was taken into police custody

and also held on the outstanding warrants.

March 4

• Javonni Williams, 19, of 959 Notre Dame

Drive in Matteson, was cited in the area of

West Lincoln Highway and South Harlem

Avenue for alleged expired registration and

driving with a suspended license.

March 3

• Brent C. Carlson, age 36, of 17750 Iroquois

Terrace in Tinley Park, was arrested

in the area of Trinity Place and Maryview

Parkway for alleged speeding, reckless

driving, disobeying a traffic control device,

failure to wear a seat belt, operating an uninsured

motor vehicle, and possession of a

controlled substance.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Frankfort Station’s

Police Reports are compiled from official

reports found online on the Frankfort Police

Department’s website or releases issued by the

department and other agencies. Individuals

named in these reports are considered innocent

of all charges until proven guilty in a court of

law

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Medical group offers drive-up

coronavirus testing

Family First Medical

Group, with offices in Mokena

and Evergreen Park, has

begun offering people driveup

testing for the coronavirus.

Testing begins with a phone

consultation, followed by a

video screening, according to

Ryan Dawson, marketing director

for Family First.

Should a physical test be

recommended, patients are

scheduled for a drive-up appointment,

where they are first

given a flu swab, the results

of which take 8-10 minutes,

Dawson said.

If that flu swab comes back

negative, then patients are administered

a COVID-19 swab,

which takes roughly 48 hours

for results to come back, Dawson

said. COVID-19 is the

disease caused by the coronavirus.

Patients enrolled in Family

First’s in-network health insurance

plans typically have

their costs covered through

their insurance policies; however,

those outside of the network

also can be tested by

paying out of pocket.

Family First also works

with Women’s Healthcare of

Illinois.

The group’s founder, Dr.

David Beckmann, understood

the need for quick testing

while maintaining the safety

of patients who have to come

into the group’s offices, according

to Dawson, and so

began the drive-up testing on

Monday, March 16.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III,

Editor. For more, visit Moke

naMessengerDaily.com.

FROM THE lockport legend

D92 parents self-quarantine

after possible exposure to

coronavirus

Though there is no positive

test, a parent at Lockport’s

Ludwig School may have

been exposed to the coronavirus

at work, according to a

letter from District 92 Superintendent

Tim Arnold.

The community letter stated

that Arnold spoke to the parent

at 10 p.m. the evening of

March 17 to verify the status.

The Ludwig parent was exposed

to a student at the school

where the parent teaches, and

the student’s father owns a

business that has an employee

who has been tested, but no

results are available yet.

According to Arnold, the

school district is monitoring

the student and their family.

There are no positive test results

at this time

The Ludwig parent has been

self-quarantining and acting

out of an abundance of caution.

No family members have

been on school grounds since

March 13.

“Throughout last night and

this morning, I have been

in contact with the Illinois

Coronavirus Hotline, the Will

County [Regional Office of

Education], and the [Chicago

Department of Public Health]

to ensure that District 92 is

taking every responsible measure

to ensure the safety of our

community,” Arnold wrote in

the letter.

D92 staff members are being

asked to stay home as authorities

assess the situation.

Reporting by Abhinanda Datta,

Editor. For more, visit Lock

portLegendDaily.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Tinley police chief warns

residents at-home coronavirus

testing ‘does not exist’

Some recent Facebook

postings surrounding coronavirus

concerns have warned

the public that scammers are

going door-to-door, claiming

they are authorized to administer

at-home tests.

Tinley Park Police Chief

Matthew Walsh said the police

station has not received

any calls related to it but that

it is still important to let residents

know “this does not exist.”

“Do not let people in [your]

house to be tested for this

virus because it does not exist,”

Walsh said. “There’s not

enough kits available, and

there’s nobody that’s doing

that.”

Assistant Village Manager

Pat Carr said in an email to

The Junction that he also has

not heard of anything like this

in the area, but the Village of

Tinley Park is not testing anyone.

He added that testings are

to go through an individual’s

health care provider.

Carr is involved in a new

volunteer initiative with other

residents to provide assistance

to those who are at-risk individuals

and the elderly.

Reporting by Jacquelyn Schlabach,

Editor. For more, visit

TinleyJunctionDaily.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Joey’s donates roughly 500

pizzas to people helping in

Chicago area

Two Orland Park businesses

have been helping those

helping others by making sure

they are well-fed — to the

tune of roughly 500 pizzas.

Joey’s locations in both Orland

Park and Morgan Park

teamed up with Nick’s Painting

& Decorating Inc., of Orland

Park, to deliver the pizzas

March 19 and 20 to first

responders, family shelters,

city workers, medical staff

and more in the Chicago area.

Nick Ipema, owner of

Nick’s Painting, said the idea

started with interior designer

Susan Devito, who wanted to

serve the community during

its response to the coronavirus

pandemic. She wanted to “be

a light for those that serve us

daily,” Ipema said.

The original plan was to

provide goods, doughnuts and

other items to people, but Ipema

started making calls and

found everyone was short on

food and had limited supplies.

“We wanted to do something

big,” he said. “So, I was

conjuring up ways that we

could get a lot of food, quickly

and efficiently, without taking

over a shop’s entire product

and workload.”

Reporting by Bill Jones, Editor.

For more, visit OPPrairieDaily.

com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

Neighborhood comes together

to provide safe, fun activity

for kids

As the world around them

stopped and people sealed

themselves inside of their

homes, one neighborhood in

Homer Glen found a unique

way to get out of the house

while practicing social distancing.

On March 17, residents of

the Pebble Creek neighborhood

put shamrocks in their

front windows and challenged

local children to find as many

as they can. Throughout the

rest of the week, it offered a

way for youths to get out of

the house and burn some energy.

It also gave parents a way

to get a few minutes of relief

and relaxation.

Kaitlyn Yoder, a resident of

Pebble Creek, found out about

the hunt on Facebook.

“It falls under the social distancing

guidelines, because

we can all do it from our

houses and decorate,” Yoder

said. “But we can still get out

and walk around the neighborhood

and ride bikes with your

family and make a game of

it.”

With the world slowing

down, people are coming to

terms with the fact that some

things they have enjoyed in

the past might not be there

for them as the coronavirus

continues to spread across the

country.

Reporting by Benjamin Conboy,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

HomerHorizonDaily.com.


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nuria mathog

Editor

This past week has

been a complicated

week for local businesses

and organizations,

many of which have

temporarily shut their

doors or altered their

services in compliance

with new State mandates

aiming to limit the spread

of COVID-19, the disease

lwsra

From Page 6

pant’s family, the individual

did not show symptoms of

COVID-19 until March 12,

and LWSRA said it was not

aware at that time. The person

tested positive for the

coronavirus at Northwestern

Hospital in Chicago, as previously

reported.

On March 13, the association

said it canceled programs,

and cleaned buses

and vehicles, unaware that

an individual was infected

but to address growing coronavirus

concerns.

LWSRA received notice

of the positive coronavirus

test on March 16. It closed

the Lincolnway Special Recreation

Center that day, according

to the letter, and staff

started to notify people.

LWSRA confirmed in

the letter that the participant

was on buses, which were

sanitized after the March 6

and March 8 events. Daily

caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce is working

hard to support local

businesses that have been

affected by these changes,

and residents looking to

help their favorite stores

and restaurants have several

ways to offer support.

Many Frankfort restaurants

are continuing to

serve food through carryout

and delivery options,

and residents can purchase

gift cards at some businesses

to use when they

reopen. Readers can find

a detailed list of local

businesses' updated hours

of operation and services

at the Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce website,

sanitizing started March 13

in an effort to be “proactive,”

according to LWSRA.

The organization said

no one on its staff has been

experiencing symptoms.

The letter also notes the participant

did not take part in a

March 9 lunch, but was on

the bus the day prior to that

program going out.

CONTACT

frankfortchamber.com.

The Frankfort Arts

Association has had to

close its physical gallery,

but the organization

recently debuted a virtual

gallery featuring its latest

exhibition, "Treasures,"

which can be viewed at

frankfortartsassociation.

org. This initiative allows

residents to enjoy the

beauty of local artists'

work from the comfort

and safety of their homes

— and even support local

artists by purchasing their

work online. Our story on

the gallery can be found

on Page 15 of this week's

issue of the newspaper.

In my nearly three years

as editor of The Frankfort

Station, I've been continually

impressed by how

committed Frankfort's

residents are to helping

one another when times

are hard. This is one of

those times when every

action, every word, every

gesture of support is

crucial. I hope we will all

continue to be supportive

of one another and find

further ways to strengthen

this wonderful community

in the weeks ahead.

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Lutheran Church pastor discusses peace

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Frankfort Arts Association creates online art gallery, Page 15

Pictured are some of the winning pieces of artwork in the Frankfort Arts Association’s “Treasures” exhibition: (left to right) Carla Toth’s “Daisy May,”

which won second place; Kristin Murphy’s “My Little Ballerina,” which earned an honorable mention; and Catherine Trezek’s “Blessings,” which

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Editor’s Note

All events listed here were set to occur Monday,

March 23. As cancellations may occur, please

check directly with the organization hosting the

event for the most up-to-date information.

Pastor column

Peace through the pandemic

Faith Briefs

St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 Sauk

Trail, Frankfort)

Good Friday Cross Walk

Cancellation

For obvious reasons, the

Annual Frankfort Good

Friday Cross Walk has

been canceled. Please pray

for all affected by this virus.

Mass Service

4 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30

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

and noon Sundays.

Reconciliation

3-3:50 p.m. Saturdays.

Knights of Columbus

Meetings

7:30 p.m. every second

and fourth Tuesday of the

month in St. Anthony Hall.

The Knights help at parish

functions such as the

church picnic and their annual

pancake breakfast.

Bereavement Support

7 p.m. once a month

at the Padua Center. For

more information, call

(815) 469-3750.

Tuesday Morning Rosary

and Scripture Group

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at

the Padua Center. To join,

call the Parish Office at

(815) 469-3750.

St. Anthony Seniors

Wednesday afternoons

monthly. Seniors gather

for meetings, bingo and

more. For more information,

contact Pat Backus at

(708) 720-9321.

Sew ‘n’ Sews

10 a.m. Tuesdays in

Memenas Hall. Attendees

make handmade crafts for

the church. For more information,

call (815) 469-

3750.

Holy Spirit Prayer Group

7 p.m. Tuesdays at the

Padua Center. Meetings

are open to anyone who

would like to join to grow

spiritually through praise,

prayer, scripture and music.

For more information,

call (815) 469-3750.

St. Anthony Religious

Education

Faith formation Classes

are Wednesdays or Sundays

weekly beginning

first through eighth grade.

Please call (815) 469-3750

for more information.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177

Luther Lane, Frankfort)

Service Cancellation

All church services and

activities have been cancelled

until further notice.

People are encouraged to

check the website for the

most up to date information.

Frankfort United Methodist Church (215

Linden Drive, Frankfort)

Worship Service

9-10 a.m. Sundays.

Nursery available. For

more information, call

(815) 469-5249.

To have your church’s events

included in Faith Briefs,

email them to Editor Nuria

Mathog at nuria@frankfort

station.com or call (708)

326-9170 ext. 14. Deadline

is noon Thursdays one week

prior to publication.

The Rev

Dustin Blumer

Amazing Love Lutheran Church

It is interesting how

quickly the world

changes. We have

constant updates on how

COVID-19 is changing

our lives. There are

school cancellations,

business closings and

the sheltering of communities.

There will be

no more NBA season

or March Madness, and

opening day for the Sox

and Cubs is indefinite.

And because of this

there is fear. Is there

anything you’re afraid of

during this time? Perhaps

if you are unable to

work, or are watching the

stock market your fear is

the financial future. Will

you have enough, and

what will these changes

mean? Perhaps it is the

fear of the future and

the unknown. How long

will this last, and when

will normalcy resume?

Or perhaps it is the fear

of getting sick. Perhaps

you have an elderly

relative or a loved one

with a weakened immune

system and you fear they

contract the virus.

What is clear is that our

world needs peace. And I

wanted to share with you

some incredible words

of peace from Psalm 46.

Consider these, “God is

our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in

trouble. Therefore we

will not fear, though the

earth give way and the

mountains fall into the

heart of the sea.”

This psalm sets up a

reason to be afraid but

not because of CO-

VID-19 - he references

mountains falling into

seas. If you’ve ever been

by mountains in Denver

or Utah, can you imagine

watching a great mountain

falling into a lake?

Imagine what it would

be like feeling the earth

tremble and shake. Imagine

how small you would

feel compared to the immensity

of that occasion.

Yet the Psalmist says in

that situation or ours - we

don’t need to be afraid.

We don’t need to be

afraid because God is an

ever-present help.

Now some people are

present but not helpful.

If you have toddlers or

young kids at home they

are very present, but not

always helpful. Have you

ever tried to get a 3-year

old to clean up their toys?

Ever teach a 5-year old to

do the dishes? Good luck.

They are present to listen,

but not able to help very

much.

There are others who

are helpful but not present.

I think of the medical

community right now and

the need for doctors. You

might want the ability to

talk to a doctor immediately,

but you may not be

able to. You might want

to have a conversation

with Dr. Fauci, but I’m

not sure you’ll have access

to him.

God right now is

present. I loved learning

of his omnipresence in

school. His omnipresence

means he is everywhere

all the time. He

is in China, Italy, the

United States and here

in Frankfort. He doesn’t

miss a thing! And he has

promised that for however

long this remains, “I

will never leave you and

I will never forsake you.”

(Hebrews 13:5)

God is supremely helpful.

I consider the way of

Jesus while on earth. He

opened the eyes of the

blind, he made the lame

walk again, he healed diseases

and even raised the

dead! COVID-19 is not

bigger, not stronger than

the Almighty God. With

a word he can cause it to

cease, and he can bring

us through this.

So why doesn’t he stop

it? I don’t know your

theological framework,

but mine is to understand

this world is broken.

And this brokeness has

nothing to do with God’s

goodness or his power. It

has everything to do with

us and our sin. Sin is any

loveless act, thought or

word. And to be loveless

is to rebel against the

God of love. Adam and

Eve first showed their

rebellion in the Garden of

Eden, and it released disease,

death and heartache

that we are still dealing

with. We have unfortunately

continued with

our own lovelessness to

the degree that no one

can claim perfection, and

everyone has to deal with

the consequences.

But what has God

done in spite of all this?

He has shown his power

time and time again. The

power that can take the

bad and the evil circumstances

of life and work

them for a good cause

for those who believe.

He has shown his goodness

and love to send

Jesus. Jesus would pay

the ultimate price for our

sin - not by contracting

COVID-19, but by bearing

the cross. He did this

so we could be released

from guilt, from shame,

and yes, from fear. And

now we don’t fear even

death. Because as Jesus

rose from death as celebrated

on Easter, we too

will rise from death. And

if we don’t fear death,

what is there to be afraid

of?

God is with you. He is

both powerful and good.

He is bigger than CO-

VID-19. Bigger than sin

and death. Peace be with

you!

I invite you to use this

prayer for peace, “Father,

you still are in control,

reigning above all things.

I ask according to your

will to bring a quick end

to COVID-19 and protect

those who may be in

danger. I thank you that

you have promised to be

with me, and to help me

with all that I need. I give

all my fears and doubts to

you and ask you to carry

them. I thank you that

you sent Jesus to reverse

the curse of sin, and grant

new life. Thank you for

your forgiveness and

your love. In Jesus’ name.

Amen.”

The opinions expressed

in this column are those

of the author. They do not

necessarily represent those

of 22nd Century Media and

its staff.


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Digital gallery helps residents support area artists

Nuria Mathog, Editor

4

The Frankfort Arts Association's

downtown

gallery may be temporarily

closed, but community

members can still enjoy

local artists' work by visiting

the organization's

newly launched digital

gallery.

The association's latest

exhibition, titled "Treasures,"

challenged artists

to create artwork with a focus

on something valuable

to them. Originally slated

to run March 8 through

April 25 at the physical

gallery, the exhibition has

since moved to an online

format at frankfortartsas

sociation.org.

Frankfort Arts Association

board member Katie

Stempniak said the organization's

leadership opted

to create the digital gallery

in an effort to help "flatten

the curve" by reducing potential

community spread

of COVID-19.

"We just wanted to be

able to give the community

somewhere to go and

virtually appreciate some

of the art and give them

the option to purchase it

if they wanted to," Stempniak

explained. "We want

to be part of the community,

and whether it's in person

in the gallery, a pop-up

gallery or a virtual gallery,

we just want to support local

arts and artists."

Nearly three dozen artists

from Frankfort and

surrounding communities

contributed work to the

juried exhibition. The submissions

include photography,

sculptures, paintings,

pastels and jewelry,

Stempniak said.

Frankfort Arts Association

Secretary Christina

Cooley, a Frankfort resident

and a founding mem-

Artist Pam Eberlin earned an honorable mention for this

mixed media composition, titled “Child’s Play.”

HIRING

ber of the organization,

was responsible for compiling

all of the work and

uploading it to the digital

gallery, Stempniak said.

Each image is accompanied

by the name of the

artist, the medium used to

create it and whether or

not the work is for sale.

Residents interested in

purchasing artwork from

the gallery are asked to

send an email to info@

frankfortarts.org.

Artist Catherine Trezek

won first place in the competition

with an oil painting

of her granddaughter

titled "Blessings," while

Carla Toth took second

place with "Daisy May," a

watercolor portrait of her

dog.

One particularly unique

submission, which won

third place, was a vintage

treasure book created by

artist Susan Flanagan,

Stempniak said.

"It showcased old photos,

and it was just really

beautiful," she said. "It had

beads and lace and different

paper and mixed media,

and it was actually the

first item that was sold in

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2703 Legal Notices

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 21414 Old North Church Road,

Frankfort, IL 60423 (Single Family

Home). Onthe 16th day of April, 2020

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: Planet Home Lending,

LLC Plaintiff V. Eugene C. Mojekwu

a/k/a Gene C.Mojekwu; Uche

Ajene-Mojekwu a/k/a Uche Mojekwu;

Georgetown Homeowners Association

of Frankfort; First United

Bank; Illinois Department of Revenue;

Illinois Healthcare and Family

Services; United States ofAmerica;

Byline Bank as s/i/i to Allegiance

Community Bank; Unknown Owners

and Non Record Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 0285 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Planet Home Lending, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

Eugene C. Mojekwu a/k/a Gene C. Mojekwu;

Uche Ajene-Mojekwu a/k/a

Uche Mojekwu; Georgetown Homeowners

Association of Frankfort; First

United Bank; Illinois Department of

Revenue; Illinois Healthcare and Family

Services; United States of America; Byline

Bank ass/i/i to Allegiance Community

Bank; Unknown Owners and Non

Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 0285

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 25th day of April, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

16th day of April, 2020 ,commencing

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 35INGEORGETOWN SUBDI-

VISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART

OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER

OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 12EAST OFTHE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

AND ALSO BEING ARESUBDIVI-

SION OFPARTS OF LOTS 5 AND 6

IN GEORGETOWN SQUARE SUB-

DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

MAY 30, 1989, AS DOCUMENT

NUMBER R89-25414, AND AFFIDA-

VITS RECORDED FEBRUARY 14,

1990 AS DOCUMENT R90-008411,

AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 26,

1990 AS DOCUMENT R90-010328,

IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

21414 Old North Church Road,

Frankfort, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

19-09-24-476-014-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

FRANKFORT SCHOOL DISTRICT 157-C

Hickory Creek & Chelsea 2020 Paving

Issued for Bid and Permit

March 20, 2020

SECTION 001113 - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Board of Education, Frankfort Community Consolidated School District

157-C will receive sealed bids for the Hickory Creek &Chelsea 2020

Paving at Hickory Creek Middle School and Chelsea Intermediate School,

according to Contract Documents and Bid Specifications prepared by

FGM Architects Inc., 1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 700 Oak Brook, Illinois

60523. FGM Architects Inc. Job No. 19-2747.01.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

1. The project consists of, but is not neccessarily limited to, pavement replacement

and sealcoating at Hickory Creek Middle School and Chelsea

Intermediate School.

TIME AND PLACE

1. The Owner will receive sealed bids at the District Business Office, located

at 10482 W. Nebraska Street, Frankfort, Illinois 60423 until 11:00

A.M. CST, on April 6, 2020. Bids received after the stated time will not

be accepted and will be returned unopened. All sealed bids should be addressed

to Frankfort School District #157-C and clearly marked onthe outside

as “Hickory Creek &Chelsea 2020 Paving”, as appropriate. It is the

individual bidder’s responsibility to ensure that bids are received on time

and failure of the USPostal Service or any Delivery Service Company to

do so shall disqualify the bidder accordingly.

2. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the above address at

11:00 A.M. CST onApril 6, 2020 for the Hickory Creek &Chelsea 2020

Paving at Hickory Creek Middle School and Chelsea Intermediate School.

No immediate decision shall be made concerning the proposals submitted.

After the bids have been tabulated and studied, they will be presented to

the Board of Education at its next regular meeting for consideration. If

only one bid has been received on the day of the bid opening, this bid will

be opened and considered, and if acceptable, presented to the Board of

Education at its next regular Board meeting for consideration.

CONTRACT TYPE

1. Bids will be based onasingle lump sum General Construction Contract,

with any applicable alternate bids considered individually, as may be

in the best interest of the Board of Education.

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

1. Contract Documents may be examined or obtained atTree Towns Repro

Service. A set is made up of one bound Project Manual and Drawings.

2. Contract Documents may be examined or obtained, beginning on

March 20, 2020 at the following plan room:

Tree Towns Repro Service

1041 South IL Route 83

Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

630-832-0209 (phone)

PRE-BID MEETING

1. There will be aPre-Bid meeting on March 25, 2020 at 1:30p.m. at

Hickory Creek Middle School at 2215 116th Avenue, Frankfort, Illinois

60423. Immediately thereafter there will be a site walk of the project.

BID STIPULATIONS

1. Bid Security is required in the amount of ten percent (10%) percent of

Project Proposal, made payable unconditionally tothe Owner. Security

shall be either certified check, cashier’s check, orabid bond issued by a

surety licensed to conduct business in the State of Illinois.

2. Within ten (10) days after notification of award ofcontract, the successful

Contractor shall furnish aPerformance Bond in the amount of one hundred

percent (100%) of the contract and the payment of all obligations

arising thereunder, using a form similar to the AIA Form 312, or one acceptable

to the Owner. The performance bond will become apart ofthe

contract. The failure ofthe successful bidder toenter into contract and

supply the required Performance Bond and Certificate of Insurance within

ten (10) days after the prescribed forms are presented for signature, or

within such extended period as the Owner may grant, shall constitute a default

and forfeiture of the Bid Security, as applicable.

3. The Owner reserves the right to accept orreject any or all bids, to

waive any informalitites inany bid, or to make awards inthe best interests

of the district. The Owner also reserves the right to award apartial amount

of the specification rather than the entire amount, oralternates asitdeems

appropriate.

4. All bids submitted shall be valid for aperiod of at least sixty days from

date of bid opening; the only alterations oradjustments allowed will be

those approved by the Board of Education.

5. The Contractor bidding the project shall be actively engaged inwork of

the nature of the project described and have adaquate specialized men and

equipment todothe work. Each bidder shall submit with his proposal a

list of no less that four different construction projects that have been completed

within the last four years that relate to the scope and type of work

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Athletes, coaches wait and hope for a spring season

6

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Mariam Azeez misses

long jumps.

The Lincoln-Way East

sophomore track athlete

is able to stay in gear for

her running events easy

enough while school is out

and practices are on hold

amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But after breaking the

school record for the long

jump, going 19 feet-1.5

inches at the LW East Invitational

indoor meet on

Feb. 29 at Olivet Nazarene,

she is not able to

practice that event. There

are no pits for her to jump

into at home.

“I miss it,” she said.

“It’s my favorite event.

Right now, I’m just running

outside, going on the

treadmill, trying to stay

active.”

Like all athletes in the

area, Azeez and her Griffins

teammates are in waitand-see

mode, hoping

their seasons can resume

in April or May.

“It’s so sad,” she said.

“Everyone on the track

team is devastated about it,

but we’re all still training.

We’re just hoping the outdoor

season will happen

at some point and that this

will be over with.”

Azeez’s coach, Brian

Evans, said this is unlike

anything he has ever experienced.

“It’s certainly a new

curveball,” he said. “This

is year 21 for me and

we’ve never had a scenario

or event like this take

place. There’s no manual

or playbook we can go to,

so we’re just taking it one

day at a time.

“Obviously safety is a

the number one priority.

We just want everybody

to sit down for a minute

and make sure they’re being

safe and we can get

through this as a society

before we even begin to

think about track and field

again.”

Lincoln-Way Central

softball coach Jeff Tarala

said it is tough for coaches

to be apart from their players

for so long.

“We took team pictures

on Saturday [March 14],

and it was kind of sad,”

Tarala said. “A lot of the

girls were like, ‘Hopefully

we’ll see you in a month.’

You get so connected with

them all. We spend an incredible

amount of time

with each other. We’re sad

to have to separate like

that.”

Players and coaches say

they are trying to remain

hopeful that there will be

competition at some point.

“I feel awful for the seniors,”

Tarala said. “I really

hope there is at least

something, whether it’s a

shortened season or just

a playoffs or tournament

format.”

Lincoln-Way West athletic

director Ted Robbins

said all the Lincoln-Way

district athletic directors

are in a “holding pattern.”

They have not yet canceled

games beyond the

start of April, except in

cases where the scheduled

opponent has mandated a

longer shutdown.

“We’ll adapt and move

when we get further information,”

he said. “That’s

where we’re at, I think like

everybody.

“Everybody’s been great

about it, though. They all

understand this is a bigger

situation than high school

athletics. It’s a worldwide

issue. The athletes, especially

the seniors, are disappointed,

of course, but

they have been fantastic in

dealing with this.”

Azeez said her teammates

have tried to get beyond

the initial shock and

sadness and take a positive

approach to the situation.

“We’re trying to stay optimistic,”

she said. “We’ve

been talking in group chats

and we were all really sad

about it at first, but then we

started trying to encourage

everyone to stay positive

and keep working.”

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Mariam Azeez

Mariam Azeez is a sophomore

on the Lincoln-Way

East track and field team.

How long have you

competed in track and

field and how did you

first get into it?

I’ve been doing it since

sixth grade. I’ve always

just natrually been kind

of a fast runner, and I was

like I might as well try it.

I don’t mean to boost myself,

but I wasn’t bad at it,

so I stuck with it.

When you were

growing up, did you

just start to realize

you were faster than

the other kids?

Yeah, I could kind of see

that, but I never paid much

attention to times or anything

like that. Even now,

I just run and then my

coaches will come over

and tell me I put up this

time or that time or broke

a record.

Did you play any other

sports growing up?

I did cheerleading, but

that was the only sport until

I decided to try track.

What is your favorite

thing about the sport?

My favorite part is the

team. I love running, don’t

get me wrong, but the

thing that makes me love

practices and the sport is

the unconditional love I

get from my teammates

and the bonds we make.

You’re still young, so

do you feel like you

have a lot of potential

to keep improving?

Definitely. That’s what’s

exciting about it. I still

have two years of high

school, and then into college.

I want to keep getting

better.

What is your favorite

event?

Long jump. I feel like

it’s just more calming for

me. It’s kind of my relaxing

event. Don’t get me

wrong, I have to try hard.

But I feel like there’s not

as much pressure on me as

in the races. It’s just kind

of a natural thing for me

and it’s a lot of fun.

Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

If you could be

anybody else for a

day, who would you

want to be?

Simone Biles, for sure.

She’s a legend. I look up

to her and I aspire to be as

great as she is. She’s crazy.

What is your favorite

TV show?

3

“Gossip Girl.” I like to

pretend I’m going to be

living their life one day,

have a successful career

and have unlimited shopping

money.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I’d go to Milan. Well,

not right now! But I’ve

always wanted to go there

for the shopping and the

fashion.

If you could be any

superhero, which

would you want to

be?

Superwoman. She’s

a boss of a woman and

I think everyone should

look up to her.

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Sports Editor Steve Millar.


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fastbreak

Air Force brings home Frankfort woman, team stuck in Honduras

8

22nd century media file

photo

1st-and-3

THREE FEATS FROM THE

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

AND FIELD SEASON

1. Kate Guderjan

Guderjan (above,

No. 51), a LW East

sophomore, broke

school records in

the 600 meters and

the mile (5 minutes,

14.33 seconds).

2. Mariam Azeez

The LW East

sophomore broke the

school record in the

long jump (19 feet-

1.5 inches) at the LW

East Invitational at

Olivet Nazarene on

Feb. 29.

3. Sam Spencer

The Providence

senior and

defending state

pole vault champion

broke the state

record in the event,

vaulting 13 feet, 5.5

inches March 5 at

the Joliet Central

Steelmen Shuffle.

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Frankfort native Shannon Cooley

and the other 54 players and

coaches on a women’s tackle football

team that had been stranded in

a Honduras hotel after the country

closed its borders and began

a lockdown were airlifted out of

Honduras on Friday, March 20,

and returned to the United States

via two U.S. Air Force planes.

“It was definitely a crazy couple

days, but I’m really glad to be

back,” Cooley said.

Cooley, a Lincoln-Way East

graduate and a junior at Arizona

State, was part of the U.S. team

competing in the American Women’s

Bowl in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The team was set to fly home on

Monday, March 16, but late night

on Sunday, March 15, Honduras

president Juan Orlando Hernandez

ordered the country’s borders

to be closed for at least seven days

and put a curfew in effect because

of the coronavirus pandemic.

The team was staying at a Clarion

Hotel and was not allowed to

leave the hotel premises.

“We have no idea how long

we are going to be here,” Cooley

said before the team was evacuated.

“Our team is together in one

place, so that helps a lot. We want

to stick together as a team.

“We’re just looking forward to

getting out of here, being back

home. Right now, everything is

turned upside down and we’re

looking forward to getting back to

our families and dealing with the

crisis back in the States.”

Cooley and the rest of the team

got their wish as the Air Force

planes flew them into Charleston,

S.C. Cooley made it back to Arizona

the next day.

“It was wild,” Cooley said. “We

were in the jump seats. All our

luggage was saran wrapped and

put on pallets and loaded on. The

plane was packed. Every seat was

taken. It was crazy loud. It was an

experience that I never thought

would be on my bucket list, but

now it’s checked off.

“Just walking off the plane, it

felt so good to be back in the U.S.

It was crazy. It was unreal. It felt

so good to be home and to be all

together as a team.

The coronavirus had not yet

made much of an impact in Honduras

when the team flew into the

country Wednesday, March 11.

The tournament went on as

scheduled from Thursday, March

12, through Saturday, March 14,

before the Honduras government

issued an edict banning events of

more than 50 people, causing the

championship game between the

U.S. and Mexico, scheduled for

Sunday, March 15, to be canceled.

“It wasn’t hectic at all when we

got [to Honduras],” Cooley said.

“Everything was fine. There were

only three [coronavirus] cases in

Honduras, so it actually seemed

safer than the United States.”

Cooley said the hotel was essentially

void of guests other than the

team. Most of the hotel staff was

also gone, but a few employees

were still around to help them out.

“There are some people who

live at the hotel and also work

here, so they are still here,” Cooley

said. “Other than them, there

are no employees here. The hotel

has been good with us, though,

trying to figure out a solution.

“The Mexico team and Costa

Rica team have had to move multiple

times because their hotels

have closed. We’ve been lucky

that this hotel has worked with us

and let us stay.”

Shannon’s mom, Kathi, was in

regular contact with her daughter

throughout the ordeal.

“She’s tough,” Kathi said.

“She’s going to act like, ‘Mom,

I’m good.’ But I know she’s having

a tough time.

“They shouldn’t have to deal

with this. They should be able to

go home.”

Cooley, who played basketball

at East, decided to give football a

shot and joined the Phoenix Phantomz

of the Women’s Football Alliance.

She is in her second year as a

receiver with the team, and has

also had the opportunity to play

with the U.S. team – essentially an

All-Star team – in multiple international

tournaments.

“It’s so crazy because I tell people

two years ago, I didn’t even

know how to put a helmet on and

now I’m travelling all over the

world playing football,” she said.

“It’s been an amazing experience,

except for something like

this happening.”

It’s a situation Cooley never

imagined she would be in.

“It seems like it was a movie,”

she said. “It definitely doesn’t

seem like it actually happened, but

I know there were a lot of people

who took some time out and there

were a lot of strings pulled to get

us out of there. I’m thankful for

our organization, all the congressmen

and local representatives who

helped, and anyone that had a part

Frankfort native Shannon Cooley

was part of a U.S. women’s

football team that was stranded

in a Honduras hotel for nearly a

week after Honduras closed its

borders amid the coronavirus

pandemic. PHOTO SUBMITTED

in getting us out.”

Cooley said she and her teammates

will now share a lifetime

bond.

“Our team said we have to come

up with a saying, so we came up

with ‘There was always Honduras,’”

she said. “When we go other

places or play other teams, we’ll

think back about this.

“We come from all over the

country, so a lot of us didn’t really

know each other before this. But

after this, we definitely know each

other better than I ever imagined.”

Listen Up

“It’s so sad. Everyone on the track team is devastated about it, but we’re all

still training. We’re just hoping the outdoor season will happen at some point

and that this will be over with.”

Mariam Azeez - LW East sophomore track athlete, on spring sports being

suspended

what2watch

Scheduling decisions

Will spring sports resume as April begins, be further

postponed, or will the season be canceled entirely?

Index

30 - Athlete of the Week

29 - Team 22 Boys Basketball

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | March 26, 2020

HOMEcoming LW East grad,

women’s football team brought home by

Air Force after being stuck in Honduras as

borders close, Page 31

KINGS OF THE

court Meet our Team 22,

featuring the area’s best boys

basketball players, Page 29

Area athletes, coaches deal with life without sports as they hope for seasons to resume,

Page 30

The Lincoln-Way East softball field sits empty March 17 as all high school sports games and practices have been suspended. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

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