• Lincoln-Way East running back Nigel Muhammad (right) stays ahead of John Adams High School’s Mason Cossey with the ball Friday, Aug. 26, during a game at John Adams in South Bend, Indiana. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    LW East dominates in Week 1 game against John Adams

    August 29, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Most high school football programs are happy to have one quarterback who can run the offense. Count Lincoln-Way East lucky, then, as the closing of sister school Lincoln-Way North has led to a glut of talent on the varsity roster for the 2016 season.
  • Ava (left) and Grace Zahara of Mokena make trail mix Aug. 19 during the Frankfort Park District’s seventh annual Back to School Bash at Commissioners Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Back to School Bash pays homage to summer

    August 30, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    As families and friends mingled and talked about the upcoming school year Aug. 19 during the Frankfort Park District’s Back to School Bash, 8-year-old Jacob Lorimer and his 5-year-old brother Timmy discovered their musical talents at the Down Home Guitars booth.
  • Frankfort resident Ashley Crossett (middle) hugs her nephews Kaden (left) and Gage, when the boys visited her at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Crossett was diagnosed with dysautonomia, and her family is to have a fundraiser for her Saturday, Sept. 17 in New Lenox. Photos submitted

    Frankfort resident battles dysautonomia forms with ‘strong support system’

    August 29, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor News
    Frankfort resident Ashley Crossett may not currently be able to help others as a nurse as she would like, but over the past three years, she has assisted and inspired other individuals inside and outside of hospitals in more ways than one.
  • 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 three schools from four.
  • 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.

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