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Lincoln-Way North, West bask in yearbook success

Hard work and planning paid off for the yearbook staff at Lincoln-Way North High School, as it recently celebrated the completion of the sixth volume of The Paragon, according to a press release from Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. “The meaning of this name …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

MARIJUANA CHARGE: Andrzei Zarycki, 24, 901 Sierra Lane, Palos Hills, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, using a cellphone while driving and no front license plate after a stop June 21 at LaGrange Road and Old Frankfort Way, police said.

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New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

RETAIL THEFT: Jeffrey Kurinec, 28, 16508 Lee St., Orland Park, was charged with retail theft after he stole $450 worth of electronic items June 19 from Wal-Mart in the 500 block of East U.S. 30, police said.

VANDALISM: Tires were flattened on a …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

WARRANT ARREST: Louis Schmude, 31, 5636 Fairfax, Oak Forest, was arrested June 13 on a Cook County warrant in the 20500 block of LaGrange Road, police said.

MARIJUANA CHARGE: Brent J. White, 18, 21535 Morning Dove Lane, Frankfort, was charged with possession of marijuana …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

VANDALISM: A vehicle was scratched June 9 in the 1800 block of Heatherway Lane.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Gilardo Carino, 38, 327 W. Oak, Lockport, was charged with driving on a suspended license and having only one headlight after a stop June 10 at U.S. …

Brashinger: Frankfort fire district plans 9/11 memorial

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The Frankfort Fire Protection District will erect a 9/11 memorial this summer to honor firefighters, military personnel, police officers and others who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks. “It’s just a way to ... let the memories of those people live on,” Frankfort firefighter/paramedic …

Frankfort police blotter

FRANKFORT

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Thomas Drinane, 49, 325 Tanglewood, Matteson, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop June 5 in the 7600 block of U.S. 30, police said.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Two teenage boys from Frankfort, ages 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old …

Workforce Center to make Friday stops in Mokena

The July schedule for the Mobile Workforce Center has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, and it includes Friday stops in Mokena.

The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications, according …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

DUI CHARGE: Patrick S. Collins, 29, 11701 Ridgeland Ave., Worth, was charged with drunken driving, illegal transportation of alcohol, making an illegal turn and improper lane use after a stop May 26 in the 21300 block of LaGrange Road, police said.

BATTERY: Patrick B. …

New Lenox sets Wednesday night movie lineup

After a one-week delay because students still were in school making up snow days, New Lenox is kicking off the Wednesday night movies in the Commons, Trustee Annette Bowden said Monday.

The movies start at dusk, about 8:30 p.m., and are free to all ages. …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Natasha Jimerson, 25, 747 Red Oak Lane, University Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and illegal use of a cellphone and was arrested on a Richton Park warrant after a stop May 21 at Elwood and White streets, police …

New Lenox police blotter

NEW LENOX

RETAIL THEFT: Shannon Novak, 30, of Joliet, was charged with retail theft after she stole merchandise May 8 from Wal-Mart in the 500 block of East U.S. 30, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Adam Calhoun, 33, 204 E. Wood St., New Lenox, was charged …

Brashinger: Frankfort trainer keeps on winning, giving back

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Pam Juliano-Marek, owner of Blitzen Canine Academy in Frankfort, said she knew from the time she was 5 years old that she “wanted to do something with animals” when she grew up. By the time she was 18 in 1973, Juliano-Marek had become a self-taught …

Grand Prairie raises $13K for diabetes research

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A successful fundraising walk by kindergartners through second-graders at Grand Prairie Elementary School in Frankfort on May 7 raised $13,249 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, according to a press release from Frankfort School District 157C.

The event was coordinated by Grand Prairie physical education …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

WARRANT ARREST: Robert Jabaay, 38, 510 Wisconsin Road, New Lenox, was arrested April 24 on a Will County warrant in the 20600 block of Lincoln-Way Lane, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Lattaniah Horton, 26, 106 E. Normandy Drive, Chicago Heights, was charged with driving on …

Brashinger: Frankfort Special Olympian seeks medal in pentathlon

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Allison “Allie” Leehaug, 26, possesses two important characteristics that an athlete needs for success — skill and confidence. The Frankfort resident is a good bet to come home in June from the 2014 Special Olympics USA games with a medal, according to her Lincolnway Special …

Water activities featured at new New Lenox park

The New Lenox Community Park District recently announced the summer schedule and park information for Hibernia Park, at Eagle Circle and Blarney Road.

Weather permitting, the official opening weekend will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 and May 25 and from …