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If the first drive of the season is any indication of what is in store for the 2019 season, Lincoln-Way East will be playing long into November.

The Griffins went 76 yards on the opening possession and capped it off with a 6-yard touchdown run by senior running back Devon Williams en route to a 30-7 Week 1 drubbing of Stevenson on Friday, Aug. 30, in Frankfort.

Steve Millar

He’s set fires, rode a Harley Davidson and smashed an expensive bottle of alcohol during his sermons. Now, Pastor Billy Knott hopes to do much more to bring ordinary people back to church.
Knott said he has fulfilled what he feels God called him to do by opening his own nondenominational church in Frankfort, dubbed Revolution Church. The church’s first service will take place Sunday, March 2, at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St.

Jon DePaolis

Two Chicago residents and a Matteson resident face criminal charges after allegedly living at a property in the 19900 block of Aine Drive without a valid lease, according to the Frankfort Police Department. 

Jessica E. Smith, 27, of 7704 S. Avalon Ave. in Chicago was charged with felony burglary and forgery, while Lonnie S. Hardy, 37, of 29 Denise Court in Matteson, and Tillman J. Smith, 28, of 6148 Damen Ave. in Chicago, were each charged with felony burglary.

Nuria Mathog

St. Anthony Catholic Church in Frankfort has offered the community two recreational ice rinks for more than half a decade.
The first rink, which was put together in 2009 by the father-and-son team of Jim and Matt Domzal, was predominantly used for pick-up hockey games, so a second rink was installed in 2010 for smaller children and figure skaters.
It has been a huge success for the members of the parish and their families.

Jon DePaolis

A shop that recently opened in downtown Frankfort aims to bring a personalized touch to residents’ homes. 

Simply Home Again, located at 115 Kansas St. in Frankfort, celebrated its arrival in the community Thursday, July 18, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening.

New Lenox resident Jamie Okon, who runs the store with her husband, Ron, said the couple’s friends owned a shop called Simply Home in Oregon, Ill., and the Okons were inspired to create a sister store in Frankfort, which they thought would be a “great location” for the new business.

Nuria Mathog

I have the privilege to work with amazing clients, many of whom are multi-tasking moms with jam-packed schedules.
They are definitely overworked and underpaid. Whether they be full-time homemakers or juggling additional work responsibilities outside of family, many of their stress levels are at an all-time high. Back-to-school season is especially tough, as moms burn the candle at both ends to ensure things run smoothly on all fronts.

Rebecca Susmarski

Superintendent: No official talks amid financial crisis

The rumors were out there; they just weren’t addressed – until now.

A troubling financial reality — which includes a reduction in State aid, unmet enrollment projections and a spot on the Illinois State Board of Education’s financial watch list — has caused talks of a school closing to circulate Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, which directs four area high schools.

Danielle Tabor
Months after Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 began the school year with three high schools, not four, 13 candidates have announced their bid to join a Board of Education marked by years of mismanagement claims and denounced by community members.
Kirsten Onsgard

Lincoln-Way East honored 12 student-athletes who committed to compete at the collegiate level during the November College Signing Day Ceremony Nov. 15 in the Griffins’ Lair at Lincoln-Way East High School.

Nuria Mathog
Illinois School Board of Education employee Michelle Heninger visited Summit Hill School District 161 on Aug.15 to give a presentation on district reorganization to the unit district committee and more than 30 residents who attended the meeting.
Nuria Mathog