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If onlookers had not checked the scoreboard minutes after Lincoln-Way East’s 23-13 victory over Niles Notre Dame in a Class 8A second-round game on Saturday, Nov. 9, it could have easily looked like the Griffins were lamenting a loss.

But after a second half that saw the Dons outscore East 13-0, the players and coaches in cobalt blue openly took accountability for the up-and-down performance.

Steve Millar

A New Lenox man was arrested after reportedly attacking a woman Sunday, June 9, on the Old Plank Road Trail, according to the Frankfort Police Department.

Anthony M. Carbone, 18, of the 800 block of Spinnaker Drive in New Lenox, was charged with aggravated battery and taken to the Will County Jail.

Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan said the woman was walking eastbound on the trail near Elsner Road around 7 a.m. when she was struck from behind. The force knocked her to the ground, causing abrasions to her shins and knees, police said.

Nuria Mathog

Three men were arrested Dec. 18 in connection with reported abductions of a woman in Frankfort and a man in New Lenox Township in November, the Frankfort
Police Department and Will County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release that same day. 

Justin A. Brown, 20, of 312 W. 34th St. in Steger; Dontavious A. Harvey, 20, of 14341 Drexel Ave. in Dolton; and Terwon Matthews, 20, of 11355 S. Forest Ave. in Chicago, each were charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and armed robbery.

Nuria Mathog
Since 1987, Dr. Paul Volker Gottfried Bertrand treated and brought joy to lives in the Frankfort area through his role as a neurologist and a friendly, honest neighbor to all.
Kirsten Onsgard

Luck wasn't a factor during the Frankfort School District 157-C Education Foundation's Casino Night fundraiser.

Each one of the over 400 people in attendance walked away a winner as the event benefitted local schools.

Held at The Odyssey in Tinley Park on Friday, March 6, Casino Night offered a variety of ways to have fun while fundraising, including table games, raffles, auctions and more.

Steve Millar

The Frankfort Police Department is continuing to investigate an alleged burglary to a Frankfort residence on June 24.

According to Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan, the resident of a home in the 700 block of Cottonwood Road returned home and discovered the door was kicked in and the house was ransacked. Approximately $5,000 worth of items were stolen.

June 22

Nuria Mathog

The associate principal at Lincoln-Way East High School has resigned, effective Jan. 15, after details of an arrest for DUI-alcohol were made public.

Alexander J. Petrakis, 39, of Bolingbrook, was arrested Nov. 23, 2019, in Lockport and charged with DUI-alcohol and DUI-BAC over .08, according to a Lockport police report. The report also shows Petrakis was ticketed for improper lane usage and speeding (51 mph in a 35 mph zone).

Lincoln-Way Community High School D210 Board of Education accepted Petrakis’ resignation at its Thursday, Jan. 16 meeting.

Nuria Mathog

Frankfort Village Trustee Dick Trevarthan resigned from the Frankfort Village Board effective Dec. 2, citing health issues as the reason for his departure.

In an interview with The Station, Trevarthan said he was thankful for the opportunity to have served the people of Frankfort and appreciated that they had continued to elect him for so many years. Trevarthan was a Village trustee for a total of 32 years, serving from 1971-1973, 1975-1979 and from 1993 until his resignation this week.

Nuria Mathog
One driver was killed and another was critically injured in a head-on crash Thursday afternoon.
Kirsten Onsgard

A Frankfort woman received multiple citations Feb. 25 after allegedly driving off the road and into a vehicle for sale while under the influence of alcohol.

Mary J. Zeniecki, 61, of 201 Mulberry Road in Frankfort, was cited in the 9700 block of Lincoln Highway for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage; DUI and having a blood alcohol concentration above .08.

Nuria Mathog