Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
See who got arrested this week in the Lincoln-Way communities.
Every week we'll show some of the mug shots of people arrested in New Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena. The photos will be supplied by the Will County Sheriff's Department, New Lenox, Mokena or Frankfort Police Departments. Are you a fan of true crime? "Like" the Crime-n-Shame page on Facebook. This week, all pictures were taken when the accused were booked May 15-21. Information for the Mug Shot Gallery is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor…
Frankfort Girls Softball Commissioner Kristin Simon resigns.
Amid speculation that a former Frankfort Girls Softball commissioner had stolen money from the organization, board members released a statement to clarify the perceived misinformation. In response to questions posed to FGS by Patch in regard to rumors of foul play by former Commissioner Kristin Simon, 39, of Frankfort, as it concerns the refund of membership fees due to families that perform a variety of tasks that keep the organization functioning, including coaching, the board issued the following statement: The FGS did conduct an investigation of its volunteer redemptions history, and while we were prepared to defend our membership from any foul play, we found none. Several factors contributing to the difference in funds paid annually …
Rick Deering, 50, Frankfort, is a committed biker. In good weather he rides his bike to and from his job in University Park.
Bicycling is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. But for 50-yer-old Rick Deering of Frankfort, it's his mode of transportation to and from his job in University Park. It's a 13-mile ride one-way, said Deering. A bike riding enthusiast for many years, he'd rather feel the breeze on his face in the morning than get behind the steering wheel of his car. Patch caught up with Deering on his way home from work May 21 as he pulled into a parking lot in the 2100 block of LaGrange Road. Having hardly worked up a sweat from the 13-mile ride in 80 degree temperatures, he paused to talk about his hobby. "I'm a commuter," he said. Bicycle races are not necessarily in his purview, but he enjoys the exercise a bike ride offers on a nice …
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Tobias Cichon with the winning caption to last week's UFO cartoon: So, does that make THESE the "illegal" kind?
Boaters will be enjoying the lakes and rivers in the area over the Memorial Day weekend. Here's a few safety rules to keep in mind.
See what Frankfort Park District has planned for the balmy days of June.
We put together a map of tick encounters from across the Southland so that you and poochie can stay aware and safe outdoors.
Without a doubt, ticks are out. And many Patch readers have already reported local encounters. Human and canine alike are subject to these pestilent parasites—often times during a casual walk or trip to the park. We put together a map of user-submitted tick spottings. Hopefully, it'll serve as a reminder to stay vigilant, especially when out in natural areas. And for anybody who's starting to feel a little itchy after looking at this, here are some friendly tips for dog owners to protect your pooch.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Culver's Restaurants in Frankfort and New Lenox are donating 10 percent of their profits today to Honor Flight.
There is still time to get to Culver's Restaurants in Frankfort and New Lenox. They are donating 10 percent of their profits today to Honor Flight. Fundraising to cover the cost of the Honor Flight Culver's Restaurants at 421 E. Lincoln-Highway in New Lenox and at 20592 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort are participating Culver's Day of Giving May 21. A total of 60 Culver's in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are donating 10 percent of all sales for Honor Flight participants. This related video is produced by Culver's Restaurants. Lots of fun '40s music and bits of World War II tribute tunes by artists such as the Andrew Sisters and Kate Smith. READ MORE ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT…
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites: New Lenox / Mokena / Frankfort Like New Lenox / Mokena / Frankfort on Facebook