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A tragic accident last fall claimed the life of Mokena native and Lincoln-Way East alum Andrew Tagli, a member of the Griffins’ 2005 state championship-winning football team.

But after the recent efforts of his mother, Kim, Andrew’s name will live on while also benefitting current football players at East.

In May, Kim raised more than $7,500 for scholarship money to be given out in her son’s name to East football players.

‘Larger than life’

Steve Millar

Summit Hill District 161 held its first unit district committee meeting on July 25 to lay the foundation for the work ahead of the committee.

The idea of a K-12 unit district was first suggested to the board on May 9 by Steve Cook and community members. Just shy of three months later, he sat beside members of the board as a constituent representative alongside fellow representative Karen Miner. 

Nuria Mathog

The Lincoln-Way East football team ended the 2018 regular season Friday, Oct. 19, no different from the way it has played all season — breaking school records and blowing out the competition.

Nuria Mathog

A Summit man and woman face criminal charges after allegedly stealing items from the Frankfort Mariano’s, according to the Frankfort Police Department.

Thomas J. Jasinski, 40, of 7343 W. Archer Ave. in Summit, was charged with felony retail theft, while Amanda N. Palenik, 28, of the same address, was charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

Nuria Mathog

After the Cub Scout Pack 101 led the pledge of allegiance, the Summit Hill District 161 Board of Education members ran straight down the agenda at their Sept. 12 regular meeting, starting with recognition.

 Laura Fifer was recognized as the district’s Excel Honoree and an award recipient in Illinois for the classroom teacher category, given to those who excel in education statewide.

 “We just want to thank you for all you do for the kids, for staff members and each other,” Superintendent Barb Rains said.

Nuria Mathog
The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education left a school closure as the only optional solution to its financial issues following discussion at its Thursday, July 16 meeting.
Meredith Dobes
The Village of Frankfort’s Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals met some resistance at a March 8 meeting from Old Town Neighborhood residents making their case against the construction of a new home in the downtown area.
Nuria Mathog
Though Cindy Vassell closed up shop at the Pickwick Society Tearoom on Nov. 27, she hasn’t slowed down one bit yet.
Kirsten Onsgard
A preliminary police investigation revealed a 59-year-old man likely shot a 43-year-old woman “numerous” times June 24 before shooting himself in the parking lot of an Orland Park restaurant.
Amanda Stoll
Nick Younglove has led an active life. A 2008 graduate of Lincoln-Way East, who grew up in Frankfort and played in the marching and concert bands in high school and middle school, Younglove, 27, also had a fondness for fitness. He played baseball and soccer when he was younger, lived for outdoor activities like water skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking and cycling, and worked out at the gym on a daily basis. But all of that hit a snag in July, when an injury left Younglove paralyzed from the chest down. Now, his family and friends are hoping to raise funds for Younglove’s medical treatment in order to provide him with the best care and rehabilitation possible so he can hope to one day be able to walk again.
Amanda Stoll