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There were only two hours to go before Julia and Patrick Bisch would unlock the door to a new concept in craft beer they’ve been brewing for years.
“We jumped with both feet in,” said Patrick, a Mokena native and graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School, as he sat with Julia in the tap room of The Open Bottle. “I think you can even go further than that — we’re fully submerged in it.”

Jon DePaolis
It began in earnest months ago — maybe even longer. They worked. They battled. They persevered. They survived.
Nuria Mathog

An Orland Park man died late Monday, July 9, after his vehicle ended up in a ditch on the north side of LaPorte Road, according to a press release from the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Nuria Mathog
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley is advising citizens in Frankfort Township — and most notably in the Frankfort Square area — that patrol deputies have reported a significant increase in burglaries to motor vehicles.
Kirsten Onsgard

Cheerleaders take home first state championship

Earlier this month, the Frankfort Falcons Varsity Cheer team proved that practice — and patience — really do pay off.

Jon DePaolis
Former Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, who served from 1989-2013, has been indicted on fraud charges, according to a press release issued Thursday, Sept. 14, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
Bill Jones

A Mokena man was charged with armed robbery, armed violence, home invasion and burglary after he reportedly entered a Frankfort home at approximately 10:09 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the 1000 block of Prestwick Drive.
Micah J. Romanek, 21, of the 19900 block of Newton Way, rang the home’s doorbell and entered through the front door armed with a handgun, said Kevin Keegan, deputy chief of the Frankfort Police Department. Romanek reportedly entered the home after one of the two grade-school aged children in the home opened the door.

Rebecca Susmarski
Anthony Granata, a Republican, announced his candidacy last month for the U.S. House of Representatives seat representing the first Congressional district of Illinois, intending to challenge longtime Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), who has held the office since he was first elected in 1992.
Nuria Mathog

Three male juveniles face multiple criminal charges in connection with vandalism reported at the site of the former Lincoln-Way North High School.

The three juveniles, who are currently in custody, were charged with criminal damage to state supported property, criminal trespass to a state supported property and theft, according to a Thursday, Jan. 4 news release from the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Nuria Mathog
At the Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Board of Education meeting on Jan. 16, few items were voted on, but there was a plethora of discussion regarding informational items on finances and the debt schedule.
Nuria Mathog