Sunday, September 18, 2011
We round up the top stories you might've missed in the past seven days. This week: A cross-country runner from L-W East is hit and kiled by a car, D157-C approves schools budget, and Frankfort teen talks about his red carpet movie premiere.
Each week, Frankfort Patch is filled with tons of stories about what's going on in the village, and sometimes it's hard to read them all with a busy schedule of work and family. Catch up on what you missed with this quick roundup of what went down around town last week. Or check out our archive for a day-by-day look at the news. Students, Parents and Faculty Accept Rachel's Challenge A program at Chelsea Intermediate School based on the short life of one of the victim's of the Columbine shootings offers a message of compassion and caring. Maggie: A Dog Who Enjoys Her Toys ... And People, Too (VIDEO) This 2-year-old golden retriever-boxer mix is new to the NAWS-K9 Tailshakers shelter, but she would love to have new owners instead. Sensei …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
At least half a dozen men who lived in the south suburbs were caught up in the federal government's intensified scrutiny after 9/11. Ten years later, here's a look at the results.
The aftermath of 9/11 was felt in profound ways in the Chicago Southland, and among them was the federal government's intense effort to root out terrorism and terrorist sympathizers wherever they may hide. Several times, that attention focused on the south suburbs. Today, Orland Park Patch has an exclusive interview with a former Orland Park man who was deemed, without explanation, a "security risk" by the federal government in 2003. Sabri Samirah was prevented from returning home after traveling to Jordan to visit his sick mother. Samirah, who was never accused of a crime and never labeled a terrorist, kept pressing his case against the U.S. government, and in December 2010 he prevailed. A judge told the federal government that it had no …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Joliet American Legion Band performed a selection of patriotic music at the anniversary event held at Lincoln-Way East High School.
Firefighters and first responders were honored Sunday at a specia tribute concert for the anniversary of Sept. 11 at Lincoln-Way East High School. The Joliet American Legion Band played a variety of patriotic music at the concert. Check out our photo gallery for highlights of the event. HOW DID THE SOUTHLAND REMEMBER 9/11 A DECADE LATER? Check our guide for a list of stories from Patch sites across the region. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Joe Williams was a member of the Joliet American Legion Band. Frankfort Patch regrets the error.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Local perspective on the day that changed our nation in ways large and small.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Video: Orland Park ceremony; Photo Gallery: Tinley Park Patriot Day; Video: Oak Forest ceremony; Photo Gallery: Oak Forest remembers; Video: Palos ceremony: Photo Gallery: Frankfort 9/11 Concert; Video: New Lenox ceremony; Photo Gallery: Oak Lawn Patriot Day; Photo Gallery: Homewood's Patriots Park Ceremony Also: Pastor Leads Emotional 9/11 Prayer Vigil 10 Years After 9/11, Patrick Murphy's Life Continues to Be Celebrated The memory of the Marian Catholic High School grad who died in the attack on the Pentagon is kept alive by his family, friends and alma mater. 'We Live it Every Day': Mothers of Soldiers Find Solace in Other Families with Deployed Loved Ones Two Orland Park mothers saw all of their children sent overseas to fight at …
We round up the top stories you might've missed in the past seven days. This week: Fall Fest breaks attendance records, a village firefighter talks about how 9/11 changed his life and an L-W North senior makes his film debut.
Each week, Frankfort Patch is filled with tons of stories about what's going on in the village, and sometimes it's hard to read them all with a busy schedule of work and family. Catch up on what you missed with this quick roundup of what went down around town last week. Or check out our archive for a day-by-day look at the news. D210 Board Approves 2011-12 Budget Quietly and Quickly Despite being debated over the summer, the nearly $97 million budget passed unanimously and without comment. Molly: This Terrier Can Make Friends With Other Pets (VIDEO) She was given up by her past owners because they lost their house because of economic reasons. Now's your chance to give this 10-year-old dog a new home. Top Dog? Mokena and Frankfort Take on …
Patch looked out across its sites throughout the country to pull together photos of everyday Americans whose lives were changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
In service to country, community, family and God, residents of the Southland reflect in a special Patch photo montage on the changes in their lives wrought by 9/11.
These portraits are part of 9/11: The Decade After, a special Patch.com report. Would you like to read more about these local people? Visit our 9/11 10th Anniversary Guide to view a menu of news and features. You can view more Patch photos from around the nation on the Action America Facebook page.
The Joliet American Legion Band will perform a selection of patriotic music to honor police and firefighters Sunday at Lincoln-Way East High School.
John Herder remembers after Sept. 11, 2001, seeing the signs in people's yards and bumper stickers on cars with their "Never Forget" slogans. A decade later, Herder wants to evoke that same feeling with Sunday's Joliet American Legion Band's memorial concert at Lincoln-Way East High School. "I thought this concert would be along those lines, making sure people would never forget what happened," said Herder, a tuba player with the band and the organizer behind this weekend's event. "I wanted it to be an awakening, so we won't forget. I'm sure those same sentiments happened when they bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. But this is still fresh in our minds." READ: The Southland Reflects on 9/11 in this Photo Slideshow The free concert will …
In Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Frankfort, Palos Hills and hundreds of other communities, chunks of steel from the Twin Towers beget memories of a day to mourn and prayers for a future of peace.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Shards of a symbol, hunks of steel. Bolt-studded, fire-scarred beams that until 9/11 supported the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York now lie scattered across American towns — reminders of the morning over which there remains mourning. In hundreds of American communities, each piece recalls a day to remember, a hope for the future, a prayer for one peace. From historic Savannah, GA, to glitzy Beverly Hills, CA, 9/11 isn’t one moment or a decade’s acknowledgement but a constant commemoration. In the Southland, the steel also connects us to the memory. World Trade Center steel has been delivered to Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, Frankfort and Palos Hills. During the past three years, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which owns …
Friday, September 9, 2011
A donation of food from a Frankfort mosque and a Tinley church's outreach of compassion after 9/11 created the SouthWest Interfaith Team that strives to build bridges between religious communities.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, September 9, 2011
The SouthWest Interfaith Team is a nonprofit group in the south suburbs of Chicago that was born through an act of giving. Rev. Jim Young, then of the Tinley Park United Methodist Church, met with Khalid Mozaffar and Tariq Khan, of Frankfort's American Islamic Association, in November 2002 after the AIA donated to the church a large collection from a food drive. Young, who’d worked at Ground Zero, said he was looking to do something more with Christian-Muslim relations and this meeting with Mozaffar and Khan planted the seeds for that. Around the same time, the Rev. Terrence Baeder of Zion Lutheran Church in Tinley Park reached out to the AIA in a show of support after hearing about threats against area Muslims in the wake of 9/11. This …