Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Frankfort kids rang in the new year a few hours early.
KidsWork Children's Museum hosted a "Noon Year's Eve" gathering on Monday. Frankfort kids had the opportunity to celebrate New Year's Eve with the proper fanfare and still get to bed at an appropriate hour. The museum provided noisemakers for the occassion and dropped balloons from the ceiling at noon. More than 100 kids attended the event and BMO-Harris Bank's mascot, "Hubert the Lion" made an appearance as well. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, December 31, 2012
If you insist on driving after a few drinks, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system -- and your criminal record.
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure blood alcohol content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. The legal limit in Illinois is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. The limit for people under 21 is 0.00. These charts show -- in general -- how many drinks it takes to become too impaired to drive. They're not exact, and they don't take a person's tolerance into account. Police say the best…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
A recent state law lets Frankfort recover costs from drivers when police officers investigate DUI accident scenes.
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- Joe Vince
Saturday, December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve--like St. Patrick's Day--has a reputation as being "amateur night" for drinkers, bringing out people who too easily imbibe to excess while celebrating. Unfortunately, that can lead to too many people driving under the influence. Although the Frankfort Police Department won't be setting up any sobriety checkpoints New Year's Eve, officers will be out in force on village's roads. READ: New Year's Eve Events in Frankfort and Around the Area "We handle it like we do any other night. ... We have extra officers and available that night," said Commander Kevin Keegan. "Obviously, we try to be proactive and prepare. It's different every year. That's just the nature of every day police work." One big difference this year is that a …
We round up some of the local spots where you can ring in the new year Saturday night.
Still looking for the right place to be to ring in the new year? We've put together a roundup of some of the New Year's Eve parties that will be going on around the area. CD & ME When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: $75. Must be 21 or older, and tickets can be purchased at CD & ME's website. What's on tap? It's not called the Black and White Spectacular for nothing. Come dressed in your best black-and-white attire and enjoy a buffet dinner, a champagne toast and music from Johnny & Coax. Chicago Blu When: 8 p.m. to midnight Cost: $50. Reservations required. What's on tap? Chicago Blu is keeping tickets limited to guarantee everyone a seat. The party includes hors d'oeurvres buffet, open top shelf bar, a champagne toast and music by DJ Jimbo. …
Friday, December 30, 2011
From 11 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago for a free ride home.
If you have too much to drink during your New Year's revels, don't drive. Call Safe Ride Home at 1-800-752-5400. From 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago Inc. at 1-800-752-5400 for a free ride home, only from establishments within the participating towns. The rides are completely free and only take people to their homes, not to other establishments. More than 100 people took part in the program last year. The program is funded by each of the five villages, along with a $1,500 grant from the Michael P. Gordon Memorial Foundation. The foundation was named in honor of a Chicago police officer who was killed in 2004 …
What do you do after a hard night of New Year's Eve partying? We asked the people who should know best.
For some (most?), an epic night of partying on New Year's Eve means an epic night of drinking. By morning, however, all that epic-ness doesn't feel worth it when you're struggling with an epic hangover. That's why we spoke with a few area bartenders to get their suggestions for hangover remedies. Be advised: Some of them aren't pleasant. Bar manager at Chicago Blu Sports Bar & Grill, 19917 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort Her hangover cure: Brevitz suggests putting bitters on a lime with a splash of tabasco, then biting down on it. It's an ideal way to cure stomach problems caused from over-drinking. "I've tried it, and it works," she admits, adding that it's not the most pleasant tasting remedy. Other advice: Brevitz also preaches prevention…
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The last days of 2010 were filled with New Year's Eve advice, a dog rescue and ilegal snowmobiling.
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- Joe Vince
Sunday, January 2, 2011
"Most of my time is spent making beats. That's my hobby, I guess, and my future career. That's how I hope to make my living. Everyone wants a job that's fun to go to." --Cody Knazze, a Lincoln-Way North High School senior who is building a reputation in the music world by creating hooks and beats then leasing and selling them to other musicians. Fine a federal regulatory group imposed on Canadian National Railway, which owns a line that runs through Frankfort. The downtown music shop began the new year with a bluegrass concert and is looking at expanding to space on the second floor of the Trolley Barn. Three area men on snowmobiles were taken into custody after leading Frankfort police on a chase while allegedly illegally driving …
Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve is champagne's time to shine. Find out what types are best for specific occasions.
We'll soon be ringing in the new year, a time when champagnes and sparkling wines rule the drink menu. Choices of these great sparklers can be overwhelming, so let's review which ones may be best for your New Year's Eve dinner or celebration. Generally speaking, people refer to all sparkling wines as champagne. Actually, the only wines that can be called champagne are the ones that are produced in the Champagne region of France, hence the name. Wines produced outside this region of France are called by different names. The primary grapes used to produce champagne are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. There are now only five family-owned champagne houses in France, and Laurent-Perrier is the largest of the three. Champagnes …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
These bars and restaurants in the Lincoln-Way area offer something special to celebrate the end of 2010.
Still looking for ways to spend New Year's Eve? We've compiled a list of 10 restaurants, bars and pubs in the Frankfort-Mokena-New Lenox area that are offering drink and food specials, as well as entertainment on the last evening of 2010. Are we missing your favorite spot to ring in the new year? Tell us in the comments section, and we'll add it to the list. Oh, and be smart when you party. Make sure you have a designated driver or make other arrangements to get to your final destination. Where: 23320 S. LaGrange Road What's on tap? Wear your best black-and-white attire and listen to the band Maggie Speaks. A premium bar, appetizers and party favors will be a part of the evening, too. When: Doors open at 8 p.m. Music begins at 10 p.m. …