southtownstar.suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT webmaster@suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/southtownstar.gif Southtown Star logo http://southtownstar.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Lincoln-Way North, West bask in yearbook success ]]> Lead story image

Hard work and planning paid off for the yearbook staff at Lincoln-Way North High School, as it recently celebrated the completion of the sixth volume of The Paragon, according to a press release from Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. “The meaning of this name truly struck a chord with me as I thought about the makeup of the class this year,” Kathryn Quas, an English teacher and the yearbook sponsor, said in the release. “ ‘Paragon’ means ‘pattern of excellence.’ It is synonymous with an ideal or standard. This class is a perfect definition of the word ‘paragon.’ “From … ]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:37:46 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28405797-521/lincoln-way-north-west-bask-in-yearbook-success.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28405797-521/lincoln-way-north-west-bask-in-yearbook-success.html <![CDATA[ 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 Ridgeway Ave., Richton Park, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use after a July 13 stop at Steger and Wolf roads, police said. VANDALISM: Several mailboxes were damaged July 14 in the 1000 block of Prestwick Drive. DRUG CHARGES: Omar Villa, 25, and Lauren R. Craig, 35, both of Aurora, were charged with … ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:40:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28967804-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28967804-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 Martin Court. VEHICLE BURGLARY: Cash was stolen July 9 from an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of West Wood Street. SIGNS STOLEN: Five “no boating” signs were stolen July 10 from a pond in the Horizon Meadows subdivision, Foxwood and Stacey drives. VEHICLE BURGLARY: A backpack containing a laptop computer and personal items was … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:52:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28936596-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28936596-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Brashinger: Manhattan teen competes for title of Miss Illinois USA ]]> Lead story image

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 already fulfills a childhood dream. “When I was really little, I would always watch the Miss USA pageant,” she said. “I wanted to be one of the pretty girls in the pretty dresses on stage when I grew up.” Albrecht said her mother, Tammi, told her, “if that’s what you want, work for it,” so … ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:16:45 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28783906-521/brashinger-manhattan-teen-competes-for-title-of-miss-illinois-usa.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28783906-521/brashinger-manhattan-teen-competes-for-title-of-miss-illinois-usa.html <![CDATA[ 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. HOME BURGLARY: An undetermined amount of property was stolen during a June 21 burglary of a residence in the 9200 block of Cloister Court. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Shane Senyard, 41, 770 Moon Vista Court, New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license, improper lane use and using a cellphone while driving after being stopped June … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:04:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28804860-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28804860-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 vehicle June 23 in the 1700 block of London. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Kayla Campbell, 21, 215 Riley, Lockport, was charged with driving on a suspended license and with only one headlight after a stop June 24 at U.S. 30 and Vine Street, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Jessica Woods, 31, 759 Burr Oak, University Park, was charged … ]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:36:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28556463-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28556463-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 and drug equipment, underage drinking, improper lane use, no insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after a June 13 accident at 108th Avenue and U.S. 30, police said. PROPERTY DAMAGE: Adam D. Fiedler, 30, 313 N. Maple St., Frankfort, was charged with criminal damage to property after an incident June 13 … ]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:46:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28487006-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28487006-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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. 6 and Silver Cross Boulevard, police said. TRAILER THEFT: A trailer was stolen from a parking lot June 16 in the 200 block of Stone Court. BROKEN WINDOW: A window on a house was broken June 17 in the 2100 block of Foxwood Drive. THEFT: A donation jar was stolen June 17 from a counter … ]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:06:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28330208-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28330208-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Brashinger: Frankfort fire district plans 9/11 memorial ]]> Lead story image

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 and project coordinator Jacob Smith said. The memorial will be located east of the Pfaff Building/Museum at 333 Nebraska St., and will have a foundation of bricks etched with donors’ names and a steel beam from the World Trade Center as the centerpiece. Smith said Fire Chief Jim Grady acquired the beam several years ago … ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:11:04 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28242005-521/brashinger-frankfort-fire-district-plans-911-memorial.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28242005-521/brashinger-frankfort-fire-district-plans-911-memorial.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT SUSPENDED LICENSE: Thomas Drinane, 49, 325 Tanglewood, Matteson, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop June 5 in the 7600 block of U.S. 30, police said. PROPERTY DAMAGE: Two teenage boys from Frankfort, ages 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old Tinley Park boy were charged with criminal trespass and criminal damage to property after being arrested June 6 in the 21200 block of Old North Church Road, police said. Police did not provide any more details on the incident. VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Items were stolen June 6 from a locked vehicle in a business parking lot … ]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:34:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28310189-521/frankfort-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28310189-521/frankfort-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Workforce Center to make Friday stops in Mokena ]]>

The July schedule for the Mobile Workforce Center has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, and it includes Friday stops in Mokena. The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications, according to a release from the county. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations and Internet access, and participants are offered keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings, including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet, the release said. The center will be at Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, from 9:30 … ]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:18:24 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28138778-521/workforce-center-to-make-friday-stops-in-mokena.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28138778-521/workforce-center-to-make-friday-stops-in-mokena.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT DUI CHARGE: Patrick S. Collins, 29, 11701 Ridgeland Ave., Worth, was charged with drunken driving, illegal transportation of alcohol, making an illegal turn and improper lane use after a stop May 26 in the 21300 block of LaGrange Road, police said. BATTERY: Patrick B. Moriarity, 51, 22671 Merritton Road, Frankfort, was charged with battery in connection with a dispute May 27 at Merritton Road and Misty Falls Lane, police said. STOLEN VEHICLE: Christopher M. Jackson, 28, 53 W. Main St., Chicago Heights, was charged May 28 with possession of a vehicle that had been reported stolen from a business … ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:28:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28127786-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28127786-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ New Lenox sets Wednesday night movie lineup ]]>

After a one-week delay because students still were in school making up snow days, New Lenox is kicking off the Wednesday night movies in the Commons, Trustee Annette Bowden said Monday. The movies start at dusk, about 8:30 p.m., and are free to all ages. The Commons is behind village hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Movies will be “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” on June 18, “Finding Nemo” on June 25, “National Treasure” on July 2, the sing-along version of “Frozen” on July 9, “Mary Poppins” on July 16, “Homeward Bound” on July 23, “The Lego Movie” on July 30, “The … ]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:05:21 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28019265-521/new-lenox-sets-wednesday-night-movie-lineup.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28019265-521/new-lenox-sets-wednesday-night-movie-lineup.html <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT SUSPENDED LICENSE: Natasha Jimerson, 25, 747 Red Oak Lane, University Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and illegal use of a cellphone and was arrested on a Richton Park warrant after a stop May 21 at Elwood and White streets, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Desiree Morris, 29, 283 Allegheny St., Park Forest, was charged with driving on a suspended license and improper lane use after a May 21 stop at U.S. 30 and Pfeiffer Road, police said. DUI ARREST: Jordan Liverett, 21, 96 Ash St., Park Forest, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use … ]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:40:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/27983624-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/27983624-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ New Lenox police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX RETAIL THEFT: Shannon Novak, 30, of Joliet, was charged with retail theft after she stole merchandise May 8 from Wal-Mart in the 500 block of East U.S. 30, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Adam Calhoun, 33, 204 E. Wood St., New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license and no insurance after a stop May 9 at U.S. 30 and Vine Street, police said. DUI ARREST: Danielle Vicek, 26, of LaGrange Park, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, possession of marijuana and drug equipment, improper stopping on a roadway and no insurance after she was found stopped … ]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:58:03 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/27878463-521/new-lenox-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/27878463-521/new-lenox-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Brashinger: Frankfort trainer keeps on winning, giving back ]]> Lead story image

Pam Juliano-Marek, owner of Blitzen Canine Academy in Frankfort, said she knew from the time she was 5 years old that she “wanted to do something with animals” when she grew up. By the time she was 18 in 1973, Juliano-Marek had become a self-taught dog trainer, earning her first dog title in obedience from the American Kennel Club with her German shepherd, named Stormy Night of Dresden. “Back in the ‘70s, that’s all there pretty much was, obedience titles, and nowadays there’s ... probably 20 different things you can do with dogs,” she said. Juliano-Marek does many of them. … ]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:11:12 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/27675866-521/brashinger-frankfort-trainer-keeps-on-winning-giving-back.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/27675866-521/brashinger-frankfort-trainer-keeps-on-winning-giving-back.html