Monday, December 31, 2012
See which articles were among the most read during the past year.
As the year draws to a close, Frankfort Patch revisits some of our most read stories of 2012. The articles below were among those that most captivated readers during the last year: 1. Local Culver’s Owner Finds Solace in Religion Justin Obriecht thought he had it all. "I had a good life,” said Obriecht recently at Hope Covenant Church. “I had enough money, I didn't have a lot of stress. Things were really good for me as an atheist" ... to read more, click here. 2. Woman Dead in Possible Domestic Incident (Updated) One woman is dead and a person is in custody Wednesday in what was described as "a domestic case" in the Brookside Glen neighborhood ... to read more, click here. 3. Sex Offender Faces Charges for Coaching Kids at Park A former …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Frankfort Patch reviews some of the most read crime stories from the past year.
As 2012 draws to a close, Frankfort Patch will review some of the year's top headlines. These crime stories were among Frankfort's most read in 2012: 1. Frankfort Woman Hides Drug Contraband Where the Sun Don't Shine A Frankfort woman in police custody told officers she had four syringes, a large spoon and a clear plastic bag hidden in her vagina, a Frankfort Police official said ... to read more, click here. 2. Woman Dead in Possible Domestic Incident (Updated) One woman is dead and a person is in custody Wednesday in what was described as "a domestic case" in the Brookside Glen neighborhood ... to read more, click here. 3. Sex Offender Faces Charges for Coaching Kids at Park A former boys and girls sports coach with a history of exposing…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Jon Filipkowski, 33, was found guilty on four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of traveling to meet a minor last year.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A 33-year-old Florida man who used the Internet to prey and manipulate a disabled Frankfort girl into having sex with him in 2010 was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison. In May 2011, Jon Filipkowski was found guilty of four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of traveling to meet a minor. According to Sun-Times Media, it took a jury less than an hour to convict Filipkowski of driving from Jensen Beach, FL — where in an Internet chat room he had once pretended to be a boy — and luring the girl into sex in a Mokena hotel. Despite feeling sick and violated at the truth, she continued her relationship with Filipkowski, the Sun-Times reported. While the girl reportedly spoke Wednesday of enduring psychological pain, …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
There's nothing neighborly about a guy with a dangerous past. But would the presence of a convicted child molester (or worse) make you think about selling your house?
When a registered child sex offender moved onto our street, neighbors gathered together to discuss everything they knew. Bus stops became places where parents would linger long after the bus had picked up their children to discuss everything from the color of his car (red) to why he would put a swing in his back yard. Should they sell their homes and move to a "safer" neighborhood? Would he hand out Halloween candy? (By law he could not display Halloween decorations or offer candy and so far he's followed these rules.) He has children, a wife, a nice house and a neighborhood of people who grow quiet when his car passes. The idea of this man — who, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, had molested a 13 year-old child (he was 33 …