Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tinley Park's closed mental health center was the site of urban warfare training Wednesday night. The exercises, which included small, controlled explosions and low-flying helicopter drills, were heard throughout the Lincoln-Way communities.
Residents in Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox were rattled by the sights and sounds of low-flying military helicopters that flew overhead beginning around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Turns out it wasn't an invasion or a response to some catastrophe. It was Day No. 2 of a Defense Department training exercise on the site of the now-closed Tinley Park Mental Health Center, 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue. The communities to the southwest of the 1,000-acre facility got the brunt of the helicopter exercise. Many Frankfort residents heard the explosions as well. For the reactions to the drill that were circling around social media Wednesday night and early morning hours today in Tinley Park, read these stories from Tinley Park Patch: …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Austin Lempera, of New Lenox Township, died suddenly on Nov. 19, 2012. He was 16. Here's a collection of reactions from the community.
Did you know Austin Lempera? Share your memories in the comments section below. A wake for Mr. Lempera will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Kurtz Goodale Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort. A funeral service with prayers will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, and then to St. Anthony Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, for a funeral Mass. Interment will be at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. The collection of links, photos and social media posts above was created using Storify.com.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Tommy Schuman, of New Lenox, died suddenly on March 31, 2012. He was 18. Here's a collection of reactions from the community.
Did you know Tommy Schuman? Share your memories in the comments section below. A wake for Mr. Schuman will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Peace Community Church, 21300 S. La Grange Road in Frankfort. The funeral will be at the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4. The collection of links, photos and social media posts above was created using Storify.com.