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Frankfort: Scouts celebrated with Eagle Court of Honor ceremony

by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Regional

The members of Frankfort Boy Scout Troop 270 are well-known throughout the community. From running the Frankfort Fall Fest parking lot to hosting Winter on the Green events to coordinating food drives for the Frankfort Food Pantry,...

Regional: Mokena’s own ‘Golden Girls’ honored for 50 years of service

by Beth Krooswyk, Freelance Reporter Regional

Three women — Carmen Smallwood, Joan Fleckenstein and Virginia Backhus — attended their first few meetings of the then recently formed Mokena Woman’s Club in 1969.

Fifty years later, at the club’s Oct. 14 monthly...

Lockport: Fairmont School gets lesson from state legislators

by Derek Swanson, Editorial Intern Regional

In preparation for the Illinois constitution test, students at Fairmont School were given the ultimate learning tool in the form of a presentation by State legislators.

The group of seventh- and eighth-grade students...