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LWSRA team wins wheelchair softball World Series

The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association Junior Hawks played like a veteran team and captured the National Wheelchair Softball Association World Series recently at Cubs Care Field at McFetridge Sports Center in Chicago, according to a press release from the association. After winning twice and losing …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Rogelio Vargas, 44, of South Holland, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop Aug. 20 at LaGrange and Pleasant Hill roads, police said.

WARRANT ARREST: Shannon M. Hennessy, 34, 456 Ohio Road, Frankfort, was arrested Aug. 20 on …

Brashinger: Horseback riding provides bright moments for disabled kids

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As a child, Sandy Michalewicz, 54, often begged her parents to let her have a horse, but their home in a Chicago neighborhood made it an impossible dream. Like her father, who was determined to walk again after a medication error left him paralyzed, Michalewicz …

Event features ‘Wined-ing’ path in Frankfort

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The Frankfort Historic Business Association will hold its third annual Wined-ing through Historic Downtown Frankfort wine and ale-tasting event from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28.

New for 2014 are event partners WineStyles, of Frankfort, and 350 Brewing and Hailstorm Brewing, both of Tinley Park; …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

DUI ARREST: Taylor Worrall, 19, 420 Livingston Drive, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, improper lane use and no insurance after he allegedly struck a mailbox and a sign Aug. 22 in the 300 block of …

Brashinger: L-Way area park districts offer before- and after-school programs

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Local park district programs can go a long way to ease the concerns of parents who may have longer workdays than their children’s school days. Several park districts in the Lincoln-Way area offer parents an affordable solution to the problem of who will take care …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

CHECK FRAUD: Tytiana Hardmon, 24, of Calumet City, and Anthony Redman, 23, of Chicago, were charged with forgery, money laundering and fraud after they deposited a fraudulent check into an account at TCF Bank and withdrew money Aug. 8 from the ATM at …

PSAT testing at L-Way schools set for Oct. 15

The four Lincoln-Way high schools — Central, East, North and West — will administer the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on Oct. 15 at each high school, according to a press release from Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are …

New Lenox Rebels capture Classic title

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Despite viruses and injuries, the New Lenox Rebels Red 11U baseball team was able to overcome it all and win the Memorial Day Classic tournament in New Lenox. The weekend didn’t start out great with the Rebels losing 12-2 to the Lockport Vipers after what …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Michael Caria, 19, 10213 Cambridge Drive, Mokena, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after he was stopped Aug. 5 at Scheer and Steger roads, police said.

LICENSE SUSPENDED: Keith L. Wallace, 37, 7342 W. Woodlawn Drive, Frankfort, was …

Two Lincoln-Way grads earn National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced the final group of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners, according to a press release about the program.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who enrolled at …

Brashinger: New vitamin shop opens in Mokena

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Valhalla Vitamins in Mokena takes its name from the final resting place of ancient Norsemen, a utopia-like haven for heroes that promises a never-ending supply of nourishment, according to the recently opened nutrition store’s owners. “People come in here and feel a part of something …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Adrian Irvin, 25, 912 Lake St., New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop July 28 in the 100 block of East U.S. 30, police said.

RETAIL THEFT: Dearick Farr, 53, of Joliet, was charged with …

SD 157C faces budget deficit

Frankfort School District 157C will have a projected $500,000 deficit in its operating budget for the 2014-15 school year, according to a news release from the district.

The District 157C board recently approved a budget calling for operating expenses of $31.1 million and revenues of …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

VEHICLE BURGLARY: Items were stolen July 26 from a vehicle in the 8100 block of Sauk Trail.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Courtney P. Alexander, 36, 36 Willow Road, Matteson, was charged with driving on a suspended license and using a cellphone while driving after a stop …

Chiropractor trading services for food pantry donations

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New Horizons Family Chiropractic’s fundraiser to help the Frankfort Food Pantry stock up on supplies for the start of the school year runs through Aug. 14, according to a release about the program.

New patients can get a chiropractic exam, computerized nerve scans, consultation, full …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Kanyla Wilson, 31, 22425 Lakeshore Drive, Richton Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and illegal use of an electronic after a stop July 10 in the 19800 block of LaGrange Road, police said.

DUI ARREST: Mario McKinney, 34, 22611 …