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Brashinger: Fundraiser set in memory of Frankfort Square couple’s stillborn son

Frankfort Square residents Emily and Frank Smith suffered a devastating loss in April 2013. Their son, Stephen, healthy by all medical accounts, did not survive to full term, leaving the Smiths with a void and unanswered questions. But rather than turn their grief into resentment …

Brashinger: Frankfort man succeeds in overcoming his disability


Victor Bradley, 22, is a success story, a child of “firsts,” his parents, Sheri Bianchin and Brad Bradley, of Frankfort, said.

Bradley was the first student with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism-related disorder, to make the National Honor Society at Lincoln-Way North High School and the …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter


SUSPENDED LICENSE: Nicholas Schweppe, 32, 3538 Golfview, Hazel Crest, was charged with driving on a suspended license after an April 3 stop in the 8700 block of Laraway Road, police said.

WARRANT ARREST: Jessie Monreal, 29, 233 Walnut St., Frankfort, was arrested April 3 …

Entries sought for photo exhibit


“Open Lens V,” the fifth annual juried fine art photography exhibit at Gallery 7 in Joliet, is accepting submissions until April 27, according to a press release from the gallery.

Amateurs, professionals, children and adults may enter digital, film, black and white or color photography. …

Brashinger: Frankfort woman opens second consignment shop


Less than five years after opening Evilena’s Red Dresser, a home goods consignment shop, Frankfort resident Jan Sabey has opened a second store in Frankfort, Evilena’s Red Dresser II. “Initially, I thought this was going to be exactly like the other store, more furniture and …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter


WARRANT ARREST: Frank M. Tieri, 23, of Manteno, was arrested March 19 on a Will County warrant after being stopped for speeding at Center and Laraway roads, police said.

HOME BURGLARY: Miscellaneous items were stolen March 22 during a burglary of a home in …

New Lenox, Will County police blotter


DUI ARREST: Eric Stowe, 37, of Kankakee, was charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and no insurance after a stop March 19 in the 600 block of East U.S. 30, police said.

RETAIL THEFT: Michael Davies, 30, of Joliet, was …

Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission feted


The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission recently was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service from the Senior Services Center of Will County.

It was presented at the center’s Mardi Gras dinner in March, according to a press release about the award. …

Providence athletes sign with colleges


Seven Providence Catholic athletes will continue their careers at the collegiate level. “We are extremely proud of these young men and women for their leadership and hard work,” Providence principal Don Sebestyen said. “We wish them the very best in college and in the future.” …

New Lenox SD 122 students get a turn at the top

For some lucky students, being principal was all in a day’s work.

The New Lenox School District 122 Foundation recently sponsored a drawing at each school for one student to be principal for a day. All district students were given a free ticket. Additional chances …

Success adds up for Lincoln-Way Central


Lincoln-Way Central High School’s mathletes recently won their conference finals meet for the seventh straight year.

The Knights scored 649 points, topping second-place Lincoln-Way East (646) by a slim margin. Lincoln-Way West placed third with a total score of 584.

In the 15 areas of …

Lincoln-Way North environmental club photo contest winners named


Lincoln-Way North High School’s environmental action club recently announced the winners of its third annual Wild About Photography contest.

Kevin McCreary won the community award, and Jacob Grygus, a freshman at Lincoln-Way North, won the student category, according to a press release about the contest. …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter


REVOKED LICENSE: Karen R. Dandridge, 25, of Willowbrook, was charged with driving on a revoked license and improper use of registration and was arrested on a Cook County warrant after a stop March 7 at U.S. 30 and Wolf Road, police said.


New Lenox, Will County police blotter


WARRANT ARREST: Michael Belanger, 28, 1713 Nelson Road, New Lenox, was arrested on a DuPage County warrant after police went to his home March 3, responding to a complaint of loud music, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: John Hill, 41, 349 W. Circle, New …

Nine Lincoln-Way Central students honored on Signing Day in New Lenox

Lincoln-Way Central High School’s athletic department recently hosted its winter college signing day in the Knights Round Table Hall at the New Lenox school.

Nine Lincoln-Way Central student athletes participated in the National Letter of Intent ceremony: Brad Bass, Kevin Mampe, Chris Kaminski, Mallory Johnson, …

Frankfort, Mokena police blotter


WARRANT ARREST: Ronald Pfeifer, 36, 9304 W. Golfview Drive, Frankfort, was arrested Feb. 26 on a Will County warrant in the 20500 block of LaGrange Road, police said.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Katelyn Sievers, 24, of Bourbonnais, was charged with driving on a suspended license and …

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association slates bowling, Bunny Breakfast fundraisers

The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association will host a candlelight bowl fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Laraway Lanes, 1009 W. Laraway Road in New Lenox, according to a press release from the organization.

The cost is $30 per person or $160 for a lane …