• Members of the Frankfort Black Belt Academy (left to right) master Peggy Hoogheem, Angie Casamento, Matthew Frame, Haley Mazon, Vicki Truesdale and senior master David Kikoen pose for a photo at the American Taekwondo Association International’s Tournament of Champions last month. Photo submitted

    Frankfort black belt perseveres, wins championship

    July 17, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports
    When Matthew Frame sets his mind to something, he gets it done.
  • Frankfort resident Cynthia Madsen recently was inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame for her enthusiasm and community service work. Photo submitted

    Frankfort aviator inspires, inducted into Hall of Fame

    July 17, 2017 By Kyle LaHucik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts
    On her first flight in a small plane in the late 1970s, Cynthia Madsen could see her home from up above. At that point, she wasn’t an aviator; she just thought it would be fun to see the Chicago area from above.
  • Mokena residents Alan (left) and Caelen Haag enjoy ice cream, which was just one of the many attractions available to families during the Mokena Fire Protection District’s 100th Anniversary Celebration July 4 at the Mokena Metra station parking lot. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Mokena Fire Protection District celebrates 100th anniversary

    July 17, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News
    Residents of Mokena since the 1960s, Darlene and Clifford Whyte have watched firsthand as the town has grown from a small farming community into the village it is today.
  • Jim Gribbin (left) talks with Will County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dirk Obermayer during a community forum Thursday, June 13, on safety and crime in Frankfort Square.

    Residents voice concern about break-in uptick

    July 17, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News

    To help protect residents of Mokena and Frankfort from falling victim to the increase of car burglaries reported in the area, the Frankfort Square Park District and Will County Sheriff’s Office hel

  • Christopher McFadden poses with his wife, Sarah, and three children, (left to right) Erin, Brooke and Matt. McFadden, a member of the Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education, was found dead June 29 in his home. Photo submitted

    Frankfort school board member McFadden valued public service, family

    July 10, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News
    The man went to work every day.