• Joe Kral, Sr., of Frankfort, left, and Dan Michalak, of New Lenox, both members of St. Mary Mokena Knights of Columbus Council 6993, sort coats the group donated to the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Photos by Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Mokena Knights donate nearly 50 coats to Frankfort Township Food Pantry

    November 21, 2014 By Danny Ciamprone, Contributing Editor News

    Late afternoon on Monday, Nov. 17, and the wind chill outside keeps temperatures below zero throughout the southwest suburbs as a line forms at the Frankfort Township Food Pantry.

  • Dancers from Ballet 5:8 (left to right) Megan Acke, Libby Dennen and Mikayla Gardner perform during a Nov. 18 rehearsal for the studio’s production of “The Carpenter’s Son.” The play will run for the third consecutive winter at Lincoln-Way East this year. Photos by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    ‘The Carpenter’s Son’ returns for third run

    November 21, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    When Julianna Slager created a ballet chronicling the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, she wanted to help her audience do what the visitors to Jesus’ manger did: pause and reflect. 

  • Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland, former member of the U.S. Coast Guard, speaks to the audience Tuesday, Nov. 11, during Hickory Creek Middle School’s annual Veterans Day concert. Holland emceed the event. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    HCMS’ Veterans Day concert honors all branches of service

    November 14, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    When Frankfort resident Edward Pieczynski returned home from the Korean War, there were few opportunities to recognize his service.

  • Lincoln-Way East quarterback Mike Weller rolls out of the pocket Friday, Oct. 31, to try and find an open receiver during a Class 7A playoff game against Lincoln-Way Central. Weller threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another during a snowy, windy game in Frankfort. Photos by Rick Sanchez/RickSanchezPhotography.com

    Griffins demolish Knights 42-7 in opening round of playoffs

    November 7, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor Sports, High School

    In a battle of district rivals, not even snow and heavy wind could keep the Lincoln-Way East football from advancing to the second round of the Class 7A playoffs.

  • Frankfort resident Kelsey Rancatore (left) and New Lenox resident Andy Bolte (middle) — both members of the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association’s Aktion Club — accept donations from Jo Hart Thursday, Oct. 30, during a food drive organized by the group. Aktion Club is a joint effort from the LWSRA and the Frankfort Kiwanis to allow young adults in LWSRA to give back to the community. Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Aktion Club helps out Frankfort Township Food Pantry

    November 7, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    Appreciative of the kindness and support he’s received from the community through the years, Michael Gilles, an adult member of the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association, now has a way of payin