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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 and despair, the couple, both in their early 30s, decided to help others who had or may have the same experience. “We wanted (to do) something to help people channel their grief,” Emily said. With the help of friends and family, they have planned a fundraiser to benefit First Candle, a “leading national nonprofit organization … ]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:24:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26266241-423/brashinger-fundraiser-set-in-memory-of-frankfort-square-couples-stillborn-son.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26266241-423/brashinger-fundraiser-set-in-memory-of-frankfort-square-couples-stillborn-son.html <![CDATA[ Brashinger: Frankfort man succeeds in overcoming his disability ]]> Lead story image

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 first to enter a four-year college program. He is a sophomore at Valparaiso University in Indiana. But those accomplishments came after years of challenging times, especially in school, Bradley’s parents said. He was incorrectly diagnosed at 4 years old with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and then correctly diagnosed at 6 with Asperger’s. He got off … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:28:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26844798-521/brashinger-frankfort-man-succeeds-in-overcoming-his-disability.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26844798-521/brashinger-frankfort-man-succeeds-in-overcoming-his-disability.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT 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 on a Kankakee County warrant after a stop at LaGrange Road and Nebraska Street, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Bryan K. Reynolds, 48, 319 W. 35th St., Steger, was charged with driving on a suspended license, having suspended registration and no insurance after being stopped April 3 at U.S. 30 and Raintree Lane, police said. DUI … ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:24:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26912827-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26912827-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Entries sought for photo exhibit ]]> Lead story image

“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. The exhibit will be on display from June 14 to July 31 at Gallery 7, 116 N. Chicago St., Suite 102, Joliet. The cost for a single entrant to submit one to five original images is $35. Unlimited entries are allowed by paying additional $35 fees for each group of one to five images ($70 … ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:03:59 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26292609-521/entries-sought-for-photo-exhibit.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26292609-521/entries-sought-for-photo-exhibit.html <![CDATA[ Brashinger: Frankfort woman opens second consignment shop ]]> Lead story image

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 home décor,” Sabey said. “We were packed. I had to turn furniture away.” But the concept for the second store changed when customers asked her if she was “doing clothing” in the new store. “I never thought I’d want to do clothing,” she said. But Sabey was offered a unique opportunity when a Frankfort man … ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:32:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26548803-521/brashinger-frankfort-woman-opens-second-consignment-shop.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26548803-521/brashinger-frankfort-woman-opens-second-consignment-shop.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT 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 the 990 block of Folkers Road. WARRANT ARREST: Thomas McDougall, 51, 7937 W. U.S. 30, Frankfort, was arrested March 24 on a Will County warrant in the 20600 block of Lincoln-Way Lane, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Javonte D. Johnson, 21, of Sauk Village, was charged with driving on a suspended license, obstructing justice, no insurance, … ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:08:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26706886-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26706886-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ New Lenox, Will County police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX 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 charged with retail theft and criminal trespass after he used discarded receipts, removed items from Wal-Mart that matched items on the receipts and attempted to return them for cash March 19 at the store in the 500 block of U.S. 30, police said. They said Davies had been banned from Wal-Mart due to a previous … ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:22:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26625523-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26625523-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission feted ]]> Lead story image

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. The certificate honors the $32,000 grant the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission gave to the Senior Services Center to provide additional programs to enhance the lives of area senior citizens. “The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is honored to receive the Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service from the Senior Services Center of … ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:39:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26419790-521/silver-cross-healthy-community-commission-feted.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26419790-521/silver-cross-healthy-community-commission-feted.html <![CDATA[ Providence athletes sign with colleges ]]> Lead story image

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.” Jeff Cesario, son of James and Pat Cesario of Mokena, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Minnesota State University where he will continue his football career. Cesario received both an academic and athletic scholarship and is currently undecided on his major. Noah Cralle, son of Chris and Doris Cralle of Homer Glen, signed … ]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:18:33 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26414163-521/providence-athletes-sign-with-colleges.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26414163-521/providence-athletes-sign-with-colleges.html <![CDATA[ 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 were sold for $1 each. Proceeds go toward classroom extras the schools may not otherwise be able to afford, according to foundation board vice president Nancy Dye. Last year, the nonprofit foundation bought 200 Apple TVs and subscriptions to a scholastic art magazine. The board wanted to serve different types of curricula while reaching the … ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:27:06 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/25828075-521/new-lenox-sd-122-students-get-a-turn-at-the-top.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/25828075-521/new-lenox-sd-122-students-get-a-turn-at-the-top.html <![CDATA[ Success adds up for Lincoln-Way Central ]]> Lead story image

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 competition, the Knights earned one fourth-place medal, two for third place, five for second and six for first. Juniors Maddie McLaughlin and Nicole Rote earned 40 points in their Probability Oral contest. Freshmen Jessica Bettridge and Matt Murphy scored 46 points, capturing second place in the Sets Oral competition. Seniors Jana Mudrock and Michelle Dundek … ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:06:29 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/25657364-521/success-adds-up-for-lincoln-way-central.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/25657364-521/success-adds-up-for-lincoln-way-central.html <![CDATA[ Lincoln-Way North environmental club photo contest winners named ]]> Lead story image

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. “One of the goals of the project is to fill a wall at Lincoln-Way North with pictures of plants and animals found in our area,” said Scott McCreary, a Lincoln-Way North science teacher and the environmental club sponsor. “Kevin and Jacob did a great job capturing the beauty of some of these unique creatures and … ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:07:44 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/25657233-521/lincoln-way-north-environmental-club-photo-contest-winners-named.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/25657233-521/lincoln-way-north-environmental-club-photo-contest-winners-named.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT 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. DUI ARREST: Ashleigh Laxton, 24, 17642 Howe Ave., Homewood, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use after she was stopped March 8 at LaGrange and St. Francis roads, police said. POT POSSESSION: A 17-year-old Frankfort youth was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and resisting police after a March 11 incident in the … ]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:10:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26423672-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26423672-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ New Lenox, Will County police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX 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 Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license, having expired registration and no insurance after a stop March 4 at Manor Drive and Waverly Court, police said. DUI ARREST: Thomas McNeil, 57, 930 Daviess, Lockport, was charged with drunken driving and speeding after a March 5 stop at U.S. 30 and Prairie Road, police … ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:18:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26345077-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26345077-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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, Kelsie Foster, Ashley Evans, Hannah Hosty, Paige Proctor, and JJ Robinson. Each student was introduced by their respective coaches and a brief history about each student athlete was given to all the family members and friends gathered for the signing ceremony. Brad Bass will be playing baseball for the University of Notre Dame. His parents … ]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 02:21:44 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26292232-521/nine-lincoln-way-central-students-honored-on-signing-day-in-new-lenox.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26292232-521/nine-lincoln-way-central-students-honored-on-signing-day-in-new-lenox.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT 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 speeding after a stop Feb. 26 at Larch Road and Nebraska Street, police said. BURGLARY CHARGE: John Shouse, 38, of Joliet, was charged with residential burglary after being arrested Feb. 27 in the 300 block of Willow Street, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Loren Bergquist, 23, 534 Moorefield, Matteson, was charged with driving on a suspended … ]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:34:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26218134-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/26218134-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html