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New Lenox board salutes Providence baseball champs

The New Lenox Village Board on Monday honored the Providence High School varsity baseball team, which won the Class 4A state title earlier this year. Mayor Tim Baldermann presented the coaches with signs acknowledging their status as champs. “We are honored, we are humbled,” head …

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 …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

RETAIL THEFT: Joseph Lionello, 41, of Joliet, was charged with retail theft after he stole goods July 6 from Wal-Mart in the 500 block of East U.S. 30, police said.

BIKE THEFT: A bicycle was stolen July 8 in the 2600 block of …

Brashinger: Manhattan teen competes for title of Miss Illinois USA

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Miss Manhattan, Kaley Albrecht, 18, is a finalist in the Miss Illinois USA contest, which will determine the state’s representative in the Miss USA contest. Albrecht obviously hopes she will be named Miss Illinois USA but said participating in the first leg of the competition …

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 …