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 …
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
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
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 …