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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

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

Frankfort police are investigating a possible burglary that reportedly took place Jan. 21 at a residence in Frankfort. 

Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan said a man reported a home he was housesitting in the 100 block of Kansas Street had been ransacked. There was no forced entry to the residence, and a vehicle and miscellaneous electronics were reported missing. 

Keegan said the vehicle has been entered into a national database as stolen, and the scene was processed by an evidence technician.

Jan. 16

Nuria Mathog
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

When Jake Kramer takes the field for the last time as a Lincoln-Way East Griffin in the Class 8A state championship game, he will be doing so alongside teammates he has played with for over half his lifetime.

Steve Millar

A Chicago man faces felony charges after reportedly resisting police and injuring a Frankfort officer during the ensuing struggle on Feb. 8.

John C. Ivancich, 33, of 1255 S. State St. in Chicago, was charged with felony resisting/obstructing a police officer and aggravated battery to a police officer and cited for alleged DUI and improper lane usage.

Nuria Mathog

Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 is set to close schools effective Monday, March 16, with classes to resume Monday, April 6, as part of a statewide directive issued Friday, March 13, by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker amid ongoing coronavirus concerns.

Nuria Mathog

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

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