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[ New Lenox board salutes Providence baseball champs ]]> Lead story image

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 coach Mark Smith said. “These signs are absolutely incredible.” The team clinched the title with a 4-1 victory against St. Rita High School on June 14. It is the second championship since 1982, the mayor said. “They represented our community very well by winning that championship,” Baldermann said. “We know at Providence it’s about building … ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:13:46 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29222313-521/new-lenox-board-salutes-providence-baseball-champs.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29222313-521/new-lenox-board-salutes-providence-baseball-champs.html <![CDATA[ New Lenox Rebels capture Classic title ]]> Lead story image

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 manager Tom Strilko described as a “sloppy” game. “I reminded them that losing one game in pool play doesn’t mean the end and challenged them to come back (the next day) a different team,” Strilko said. The Rebels came out the next day and won two straight, including a tough 4-1 win in the quarterfinals … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:18:59 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28788295-521/new-lenox-rebels-capture-classic-title.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28788295-521/new-lenox-rebels-capture-classic-title.html <![CDATA[ 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 charged with driving on a suspended license and without valid registration after a stop Aug. 6 in the 21000 block of LaGrange Road, police said. DUI ARREST: Daniel J. Hartnett, 21, 71 Pleasant Hill Court, Frankfort, was charged with drunken driving and leaving scene of an accident after a crash Aug. 8 in the 700 … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:16:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29528706-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29528706-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 their institution, it said. Lisa M. Meister, of Manhattan), a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, received a National Merit University of Alabama scholarship, the release said. Meister was undecided about her field of study. George F. Rung IV, of Mokena), a graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, received a … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:18:18 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28662752-521/two-lincoln-way-grads-earn-national-merit-scholarships.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28662752-521/two-lincoln-way-grads-earn-national-merit-scholarships.html <![CDATA[ Brashinger: New vitamin shop opens in Mokena ]]> Lead story image

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 different,” owner Nate Shaughnessy, 22, said about the shop, 19829 LaGrange Road, that’s decorated with Viking images created by his mother, Carla Dreher. Shaughnessy said although the images give the shop “personality,” what he and his marketing director and partner Dave Schroer, 25, believe is most important is that they “specialize in just making people … ]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:19:03 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29324104-521/brashinger-new-vitamin-shop-opens-in-mokena.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29324104-521/brashinger-new-vitamin-shop-opens-in-mokena.html <![CDATA[ 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 retail theft, driving on a suspended license, improper use of registration and no insurance after police received a complaint about a man urinating in public July 28 outside the Walgreens store in the 400 block of Nelson Road, police said. They said Farr had left the parking lot when police arrived but was stopped minutes … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:16:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29386692-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29386692-521/new-lenox-will-county-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ 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 $30.6 million. The district plans to use about $500,000 of its $28 million in reserves to make up the difference, according to the release. The budget reflects continued cost-cutting measures and flat revenues, with cuts in state funding and a lower equalized assessed valuation, officials said in the release. School officials will continue to take … ]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:18:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29382193-418/sd-157c-faces-budget-deficit.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29382193-418/sd-157c-faces-budget-deficit.html <![CDATA[ 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 July 27 at U.S. 30 and LaGrange Road, police said. LICENSE SUSPENDED: Dontae E. Frazier, 24, 12814 Paulina, Calumet Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a July 29 stop at U.S. 30 and Woodbridge Drive, police said. WARRANT ARREST: Brian J. Frainey, 25, 8648 Saddlebred Court, Frankfort, was arrested … ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:48:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29267437-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/29267437-521/frankfort-mokena-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Chiropractor trading services for food pantry donations ]]> Lead story image

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 spinal X-rays and a complete report showing how people can be helped with their health concerns. The normal cost is $275, but through Aug. 14, it is being offered for a $50 donation to the food pantry or $50 in nonperishable food items, the release said. According to the release, the food pantry needs baby … ]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:16:47 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28405966-521/chiropractor-trading-services-for-food-pantry-donations.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/frankfort/28405966-521/chiropractor-trading-services-for-food-pantry-donations.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 … ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:14:14 -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