• Lincoln-Way East graduate Brendon McCray poses with a planter box he created as part of his Eagle Scout project. Photos submitted

    Lincoln-Way East grad earns Boy Scouts’ highest rank

    June 15, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Editor Life & Arts

    Years of hard work and dedication have certainly paid off for Brendon McCray. 

  • Frankfort Police Chief John Burica (left) greets Sean Mcfarlane (center) and his 3-year-old son Finn with stick-on police badges Friday, June 8, at the Cone with a Cop event at Raffy's Candy Store. Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media

    Ice cream social connects Frankfort community with police officers

    June 14, 2018 By Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter News
    Residents cooled off at Raffy’s Candy Store at the third annual “Cone with a Cop” event on Friday, June 8, where Frankfort police officers greeted community members and chatted over ice cream cones.
  • New Lenox resident Noah Goes, is the Goes family’s inspiration to donate half of the proceeds from their upcoming estate sale to the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association. Noah, 11, has iatrogenic autism and the family is moving to Naples, Florida to bring him closer to the ocean and a climate he is well suited to. Photos submitted

    Area family's estate sale to benefit LWSRA

    June 19, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News

    Naples, Fla., is more than 1,300 miles from New Lenox, Ill., but before the Goes family makes the big move they want to make a big difference.

  • Running south down LaGrange Road through Mokena and Frankfort on June 13 for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois are: (front, left) Hunter Stumpf, Mokena police officer Jeff Kowalczyk (front, middle) and Frankfort firefighter/paramedic Jason Vaccaro. In back are Rikki Kirsch (back, left), the athlete liaison on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the state of Illinois; Steve Kirsch (with flag), Will County Forest Preserve District; and Mokena Police Chief Steve Vaccaro. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Special Olympics Torch Run comes through Frankfort

    June 20, 2018 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter News
    More than 3,000 police officers from across Illinois help carry the Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope torch to Bloomington. And on June 13, the torch made its way through Frankfort and Mokena, escorted by the men and women who serve and protect the community and the Special Olympians to whom the torch is meant to bring hope.
  • The Chicago-style hot dog ($2.65) comes with fries and is by far the most popular item on the menu at Joey’s Red Hots. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Joey’s Red Hots set to expand with pizzeria

    June 20, 2018 By Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    As if there wasn’t already enough variety on the menu at Joey’s Red Hots in Orland Park, a new expansion is set to bring even more fare to the community.