• Michael Wlodarek, 45, and his son, Joe, 10, both of Frankfort, entered into the Frankfort Square Park District’s Halloween Decorating Contest. The two are featured in front of one their decorated items, a scarecrow. Photos by F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media

    Residents vie for FSPD’s top Halloween house

    October 19, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor News

    There is a large, colorful sign posted on the front of Michael Wlodarek’s home on Benton Drive in Frankfort. 

    “Scare at Joe’s,” it reads. 

  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio Mokena manager and instructor Vance Mabry (left) teaches attendees a basic box step Friday, Oct. 14, at the Sweetest Day Bowtie Bash. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Dance studio makes Sweetest Day even sweeter

    October 18, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    The Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio in Mokena was one of three in the Chicagoland area to host the Sweetest Day Bowtie Bash the night of Friday, Oct. 14. 

  • Lincoln-Way Central’s Matt Pollack evades a tackle by Andrew’s Brian Gebert Friday, Oct. 14 in Tinley Park. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Central football defense, offense make impact in 49-13 win

    October 18, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The Lincoln-Way Central defense intercepted four passes and scored a touchdown for the second straight week; and the offense found the end zone five times in the first half, as the Knights dismantled Andrew, 49-13, on Friday, Oct. 14, in Tinley Park.
  • The turkey and Havarti sandwich ($9.95) at Frankfort’s White Street Café is served on a soft focaccia bread, topped with herb mayonnaise, mixed greens, sliced tomato and red onion. Photos by F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media

    White Street Café continues to find comfort in food, family

    October 17, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Pauline Modjeski could not help but feel like there was something missing in her Frankfort neighborhood.

  • Half the cast of “The Mousetrap,” (left to right) Cassi Russell, Brandon Vlach, Mark Frost and Shane Tierney, poses for cast photos Oct. 6 at Curtain Call Theatre. Photos by Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    Curtain Call Theatre finds a new home in Mokena

    October 12, 2016 By Tim Carroll, Editor Life & Arts

    Patrons do not have to look very hard to see that the new Curtain Call Theatre in Mokena was once a pharmacy.