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Firefighters battle 2 house fires in Frankfort Township

A firefighter was injured as crews from throughout the south suburbs battled separate fires at two neighboring homes in unincorporated Frankfort Township, officials said. "A hot day like today is very taxing on the crews," said Mokena Fire Protection Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Cirelli, referring to

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:09:29

Frankfort student organizes petition to reduce Metra fares

An online petition calling for Metra fare discounts for college students is apparently gaining traction. The petition at Change.org was started by Cedric Ngwa, of Frankfort, in February when he was a student at DePaul University. As of Friday, the petition had nearly 13,000 signatures and Ngwa hopes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 19:03:11

Frankfort Police Department Discriminated Against Pregnant Cop: Lawsuit

FRANKFORT, IL - A Frankfort police officer is accusing the department of not accommodating her during her pregnancy and forcing her to take materinty leave earlier than she wanted. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Frankfort on Monday on

PATCH - 2017-09-21 19:17:53

On October 17th in Frankfort: `Understanding Social Security: A Look at the Bigger Picture'

Are you or is someone you know ready to begin receiving Social Security? If you are going to collect Social Security benefits in the next 10 years, invest an hour on Tuesday, October 17th at the Frankfort Park District to attend a free session led by a retirement expert. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Greg

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 18:26:38

Blotter: hate crime, unlafwul use of a weapon and more

Crime Report All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Joliet HAMILTON, ANTHONY, 27 of ENGLEWOOD in Lockport, arrested and charged with 3 counts of domestic battery. BELLAMY, IESHA, 23, of N. CAGWIN, arrested and charged with criminal damage to property, resisting a

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-22 16:27:00

Joliet Woman Sues Walmart For $400,000

JOLIET, IL - Without hiring a lawyer, Debra M. Grocesley of Joliet went ahead and recently sued the Joliet Walmart store's human resources department. She is asking that a Will County judge order the nationwide retail chain to pay her $400,000. It's an unusual case all right. Grocesley has no legal

PATCH - 2017-09-22 15:33:15

LW approves $101 million budget

Lincoln-Way High School board of education unanimously approved a budget for its 2018 fiscal year, Thursday night, showing a total surplus in all funds of $2.3 million. Overall, the budget shows total revenues of $104,230,900, a 3.4 percent increase over the previous year, with total expenses of $1

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 01:03:40

2 Charged In Will County Heroin Ring: Complaint

JOLIET, IL - A 43-year-old Joliet man and a 24-year-old New Lenox woman both remain lodged in the Will County jail facing five felony crimes. They stand accused of teaming up to peddle the dangerous and deadly drug of heroin around Will County. A recent criminal complaint filed in Will County Circui

PATCH - 2017-09-23 14:06:40

Friends Plead Guilty To Murder of Pal Shot By Palos Homeowner In Botched Burglary

BRIDGEVIEW, IL -- Three friends accused in a plot to rob and beat a wealthy 65-year-old Palos homeowner who ended up shooting one of their friends dead, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder before Cook County Judge Stephen Connolly. Brandy Marshall, 20, her 21-year-old sister Paige, and Tyler Gulli

PATCH - 2017-09-23 04:00:18

Museum Named after Bloom High School Alum

Bloom High School's 117-year history has many outstanding alums, but Jerry is the first and only alum to have a museum named in his honor. Grand Canyon University unveiled the Jerry Colangelo Museum in a VIP event that showcases Colangelo's illustrious sports life, starting from his schoolboy days i

PATCH - 2017-09-23 20:25:08

Alicia's House Honors Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez

(Chicago Heights, IL) - South suburban food pantry Alicia's House recently honored City of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez for his "devotion" to the 16-year old organization. Located in the Village of South Chicago Heights and serving the south suburban region, Alicia's House honored Gonzalez w

PATCH - 2017-09-23 15:18:17

Disabato: Former Richards star Kenny Carrington makes a different impact

I was making my way to the stadium to cover a football game recently when out of nowhere I heard a voice. "Hey Pat." I couldn't put a name to the face of the middle-aged man, who's a coach for Rich Central's sophomore team. We shake hands before the man introduces himself. Or, more accurately, reint

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Social Security Benefits to Rise Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

For tens of millions of Americans, their monthly Social Security check is a financial lifeline that they couldn't do without. Of the nearly 61.5 million people receiving Social Security each month, 42 million are retired workers -- and of these retired workers, 61% relies on Social Security to compr

NWI.COM - 2017-09-23 10:49:00

31-year-old man shot multiple times in Calumet Heights

A man was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side. The 31-year-old was shot in his neck, arm and leg about 3:40 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-23 21:07:00

Lincolnway Moana at KidsWork Children's Museum

Stop by KidsWork for their "Musical Monday" program featuring Lincolnway Moana! Join us for a story, special craft and, of course, music! Program is $2 for members, $4 for non-members. Stop by KidsWork for their "Musical Monday" program featuring Lincolnway Moana! Join us for a story, special craft

PATCH - 2017-09-22 11:02:29

District 157-C Approves Balanced Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education held a public hearing regarding its proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. The budget shows minimal projected growth in all fund balance reserves of about $480,000, or 1.3% of revenues. When compared to the 2016-201

PATCH - 2017-09-21 16:52:38

News from your neighbors: New Lenox reflects on 9/11

New executive director hopes to lead Tinley Park-Park District into '21st Century' Shawn Roby has one goal in mind for the Tinley Park-Park District. "I'm going to guide the [park district] - with the help of staff - to push our organization into the 21st century," said Roby, who recently was named

FRANKFORTSTATION.COM - 2017-09-21 22:31:00

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre presents the Heartwarming Drama "The Boys Next Door"

Tom Griffin's 1983 play "The Boys Next Door" is about four intellectually disabled men in a group home and their social worker. The Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) is staging the heartwarming comedy with a cast of talented Lewis University students directed by Theatre Department Chairperson, Keith White

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 17:01:30

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Office Manager

Lansing, Ill. - The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hired Teagan Luniewski as their Office Manager. Luniewski comes into the position with seven years of corporate experience with the Potbelly Restaurant Corporation, and was previously employed as a Digital Development Repres

PATCH - 2017-09-22 13:38:52

One family's reunion with lost dog shows how public should treat pets on the run

When her son's dog Smoke took off the night of July 19, Loressa Burkett knew if she didn't find the canine soon, she might never see him again. Suffering from kidney issues, Smoke relied on a special diet to keep him in good health and to prevent him from urinating all day long, said Burkett, of Cou

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:57:00