• Lincoln-Way West quarterback Cal Pohrte looks for an open receiver Aug. 17 during a practice. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    LW West hopes defense will lead to success in new class

    August 26, 2016 By James Sanchez, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    Despite being Class 5A state runner-up this past season, Lincoln-Way West head coach Dave Ernst voiced his concerns about moving up to Class 7A now that the Lincoln-Way district transitioned to thr

  • Dave “Elvis” Thomas walks and sings to the crowd Aug. 16 during an Elvis and Friends performance at the Frankfort Square Park District’s Island Prairie Park Bandshell. Photos submitted

    Frankfort Square Park District wraps up summer concerts

    August 24, 2016 By Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter News
    The Frankfort Square Park District hosted its final Concerts in the Park show of the 2016 summer series Aug. 16 at the Island Prairie Park Bandshell.
  • Frankfort resident Lou Hayes admires his 1967 replica of a 1931 Ford Model A Phaeton, once owned by former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Frankfort resident owns, drives replica car once owned by Hubert Humphrey

    August 23, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    At first glance, Lou Hayes’ garage appears cluttered with garden tools, miscellaneous items and toys that mostly belong to his grandchildren.
  • Senior Brett Melby takes the ball up the field Aug. 17 during a practice at the Frankfort high school. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    LW East looks to use depth to its advantage

    August 23, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Program depth has been a staple of the Lincoln-Way East football program. And after financial trouble led Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 to close Lincoln-Way North — sending its Frankfort students to Lincoln-Way East — the depth for this year’s East squad is off the charts.
  • John Rigsby, of Frankfort, boils corn Aug. 14 during the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale’s Kids Carnival and BBQ Picnic Fundraiser. The barbecue helped raise funds toward the group's trip to Carnegie Hall this fall. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    LWAC's first Kids Carnival and BBQ Picnic Fundraiser helps bring in cash for Carnegie Hall trip

    August 22, 2016 By Mary Stroka, Staff Writer Life & Arts
    Good weather and teamwork enabled the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale’s Kids Carnival and BBQ Picnic Fundraiser to bring in about another $8,000 on Aug. 14, for its Carnegie Hall performance expenses, said Jackie Pletsch, the chorale’s fundraising chair.