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Connor Kubik did not want his opportunity to take over as the lead running back for Lincoln-Way East to come about the way that it did, but the junior was ready to step up when called upon.

After senior Devon Williams was injured on the first play from scrimmage, Kubik rose to the occasion by running for 141 yards on 14 carries as the Griffins cruised to a 40-0 win over Plainfield South in their Class 8A playoff opener Friday, Nov. 1.

East (10-0) now awaits a second-round game against the winner of the Saturday, Nov. 2 game between Notre Dame and Barrington.

Steve Millar

Jeffrey LaMorte Salon & Day Spa celebrated a milestone anniversary last month: 25 years of business in the southwest suburbs. 

A celebration was held on March 11 at the Frankfort location to give a hand to the many employees and clients who have stuck by the company over time. 

When Jeffrey LaMorte Salon and Day Spas first opened in Frankfort, the business had nine employees. Now there are more than 130 employees among the three locations in Frankfort, Orland Park and Lemont. 

Nuria Mathog

The Will County Sheriff’s Department is investigating “financial discrepancies” within the Lincoln-Way Central High School Athletic Department, according to a press release from the district Monday, Aug. 19, evening. 

The department was notified by D210 officials, who reportedly found the discrepancies while developing the annual budget. After the issue was flagged, the release says, officials tapped an independent investigator whose review led to the resignation of a single Lincoln-Way D210 employee.

22nd Century Media Staff

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort Square Road, Frankfort; (815) 464-8100)

6-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free N’ Fun Bar Game. Free to play. 

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave, Orland Park; (708) 532-2220)

5-7 p.m. Mondays: Free bar bingo

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park (708) 825-7339)

Nuria Mathog

The Village of Frankfort Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 1, to settle a lawsuit from a Frankfort Police Department officer who alleged she was forced to go on involuntary leave because of a lack of adequate accommodations as her pregnancy progressed. 

Nuria Mathog

Two years ago, Gina Barrett could be found making a specially designed dress for the character Esmerelda in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Today, Barrett, who has a degree in fashion design, has switched her sewing machine skills to making masks for nurses. When she found out first responders were running out of masks, she wanted to do something to help.

Nuria Mathog
Brandon Davidson’s love for Culver’s dates back to his very first bite of the fast food chain’s Deluxe burger. “I eat that every day,” Davidson said. “That’s what I ate the first time I went to Culver’s.” From that point on, Davidson’s story took a different turn.
Rebecca Susmarski

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

From high school to college, Nick Allegretti has dominated on the gridiron. Now, the Lincoln-Way East graduate hopes to make it to the top of the mountain: the National Football League.

The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25 to 27 in Nashville. Some experts’ mock drafts predict Allegretti will be taken in the late rounds, while others have him going undrafted.

Allegretti is capable of playing several positions on the offensive line, but said most teams are interested in him as a center.   

Steve Millar

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

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