• Katy Crossett holds up a FaceTime of her sister-in-law, Ashley Crossett, during a fundraiser for Ashley held Sept. 17 at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant and Bar in New Lenox. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Hundreds come out to support Frankfort woman at fundraiser

    September 26, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    On Sept. 17, the Crossett family of Frankfort received an overwhelming amount of support when more than 270 friends, family members and community members came together at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant and Bar in New Lenox for Wheels for Ashley, a benefit event for Ashley Crossett.
  • The grilled salmon and shrimp dinner ($12.95 on special, $13.95 otherwise) at Frank’s Shrimp & Chicken incudes a piece of salmon and three jumbo shrimp served on a bed of rice, as well as garlic bread, coleslaw and the diner’s choice of sauces. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Serving up seafood from international sources

    September 20, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Two or three mornings every week, Frank Castro heads out the door before 6 a.m. to get a taste of international cuisine, but not for himself.
  • Musician Bernie Glim (left) strums his guitar on the final note of a song Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Hometown Hoedown cancer fundraiser at CD&ME in Frankfort. Photos by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Hometown Hoedown fundraiser gives aid to those affected by cancer

    September 21, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor News
    The 23rd edition of Frankfort’s Hometown Hoedown featured many of the staples the event has become known for the last 22 years.
  • Lincoln-Way East’s Nick Zelenika runs with the ball Friday, Sept. 16, during a game against Bolingbrook. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    LW East rebounds from early errors to defeat Bolingbrook

    September 20, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Early in the third quarter of a Week 4 contest between Lincoln-Way East and Bolingbrook Friday, Sept. 16, it looked as if the Griffins might be headed for their second straight loss of the season.
  • Actor Jim O’Heir (left) and actress Karen Lesiewicz act out a scene for “Heavens to Betsy” during a filming session Sept. 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Country Club Hills. Photos submitted

    Filming begins on Frankfort director’s eighth feature film

    September 20, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News
    The movie “Heavens to Betsy” asks the question of what would happen if all of someone’s prayers were suddenly answered, and for director and writer Robert Alaniz, the story is a personal one. Before his latest project took off, the Frankfort filmmaker wasn’t sure if he would ever be behind a camera again.


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