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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 …

Brashinger: Space Lab a place in Mokena where ideas come to life

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Space Lab in Mokena is offering a solution to the problem of where to go when you have a great idea but no place to make it happen.

Owner Jay Margalus, 30, of Mokena, said Space Lab is a “co-working space and a maker space …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Bradley Klukis, 19, 106 W. Third Ave., New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a stop Sept. 19 at Haven Avenue and Nelson Road, police said.

FUNNY MONEY: Ameilia Davis, 18, of Loves Park, Ill., …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

DUI CASE: James C. Martin, 39, 21785 Blue Bird Lane, Frankfort, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use after he was stopped Sept. 18 at LaGrange Road and Old Frankfort Way, police said.

VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Vehicles were burglarized Sept. 18 in the …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter

FRANKFORT

WARRANT ARREST: Eric Pate, 25, 20249 Countryside Court, Frankfort, was arrested Sept. 9 on a Cook County warrant after a stop at Harlem Avenue and Sauk Trail, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Jermey M. Taylor, 34, of Minooka, was charged with driving on a suspended …

Brashinger: Mokena teen runs nonprofit group to deter bullying

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Anti-bullying campaigns have become a popular cause nationwide, taken up by school districts and celebrities alike in the hope of making a difference by educating children and parents about the dangers of bullying.

There are some young people who believe that empowering teens to help …

Frankfort hosts 5K on Old Plank Road Trail

A chance to celebrate the autumn changes along Old Plank Road Trail is the reason behind the 5K run/walk taking place Saturday in Frankfort.

“Everyone enjoys the race because it’s such a scenic route along the trail,” village spokeswoman Mary Canino said.

About 300 people …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter

NEW LENOX

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Michael Kramer, 46, of Shorewood, was charged with driving on a suspended license, improper stopping on a roadway, and resisting arrest after police found his vehicle stopped in the middle of Haven Avenue at Pine Street on Sept. 11, police said. …

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 …