• Jack Quas, 2, of New Lenox, takes some time to soak in the fun Friday, Aug. 22, at the Frankfort Park District’s annual Back to School Bash, held at Commissioners Park in Frankfort. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Frankfort Park District hosts annual Back to School Bash

    August 31, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor News

    For the fifth year, the Frankfort Park District hosted a back-to-school party.

  • Lincoln-Way North student-athlete Abby Casey (left) visits with Dr. Julian Rogus School kindergartner Nathan Bergunder Monday, Aug. 25, at Frankfort elementary school. The event was part of North’s “Future Phoenix” program, where students visit the kindergarten center. Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    LW North students meet with Rogus School kindergartners

    August 31, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    It may have been Patrick O’Donnell’s first day of kindergarten at Dr. Julian Rogus School in Frankfort, but he is already looking — and dressing — toward the future.

  • Lincoln-Way North junior running back Jaylin Branch (left) busts through a hole Friday, Aug. 29, during a Week 1 contest against LaSalle-Peru in Frankfort. Branch rushed for three touchdowns in the North win. Photos by TD Paulius/Midwest Lacrosse Photography

    Phoenix run all over Cavaliers in Week 1 victory

    August 31, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    To earn the nickname “the human joystick” in your first game with the team, you better do some special things.
    Jaylin Branch certainly did.

  • Lincoln-Way East quarterback Mike Weller looks to pass Friday, Aug. 29, during a Week 1 contest against Oak Park-River Forest. Photos by David Krugley/22nd Century Media

    Griffins unable to stop Yates, Huskies’ offense

    August 31, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Editor Sports, High School

    The Lincoln-Way East offense was great.
    But the Oak Park-River Forest offense was just better Friday, Aug. 29, during a Week 1 scoring blitz in Frankfort.

  • Teresa Kara, owner of Chew On This Dog Barkery, speaks Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Mutts in Margaritaville event in downtown Frankfort.

    Chew On This Dog Barkery hosts annual Mutts in Margaritaville event

    August 29, 2014 By Jennifer Nunez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Local pet store Chew On This Dog Barkery celebrated 10 successful years by hosting its annual Mutts in Margaritaville party Saturday, Aug.