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The Lockport Legend 021617

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2 | February 16, 2017 | The Lockport Legend calendar In this week’s legend Sound Off.....................17 Faith Briefs....................20 Dining Out....................27 Puzzles..........................28 Classifieds................ 32-41 HOTW...........................42 Sports...................... 43-48 The Lockport Legend ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Max Lapthorne, x19 Assistant Editor Erin Redmond, x15 Sales director Sherry Ranieri, x21 real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Lockport Legend (USPS #11290) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451. Periodical postage paid at New Lenox, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Lockport Legend, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451 Published by Erin Redmond THURSDAY Lockport Women’s Club Meeting 6:30 p.m., Feb. 16, Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St., Lockport. A soup and salad supper will be served, followed by a presentation called “Keeping Fit” by Toni Moran, a Lockport Township Park District instructor. Guests are welcome. Please call (708) 997-8524 to make a reservation. LTHS Choir Performance 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Ozinga Chapel Auditorium, 66601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. The Lockport Township High School choir will perform in Trinity Christian College’s 2017 WorldView series. The event is free. Visit for more information. FRIDAY 1836 Event 6-9 p.m. Feb. 17, Public Landing Restaurant, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. Mainstreet Lockport’s annual fundraiser. The event will be hosted by Walt Willey from “All My Children” and includes a raffle, live auction, one drink ticket, Hors d’oeurves, dessert, music and more. Cost is $50 for advance tickets, $60 at the door. Go to, email mainstreetlockport@ or call (815) 834- 0700 for more information. SATURDAY High School and College Student Job Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18, White Oak Library District Lockport Branch, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Teens and young adults looking for a part-time or seasonal job will meet lots of potential employers at the job fair. Bring copies of your resume. Contact Flannery Crump at for more information. Lockport Lions Annual Spaghetti Supper 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18, St. Dennis Parish, 1214 S. Hamilton St., Lockport. The 32nd annual Spaghetti Supper. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under; tickets will be available at the door. Carry-out is available and all are welcome. For questions, contact Jerry Richards at (815) 838-0516 or Ron Cornolo at HGJWC Bingo Fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Lockport Moose Lodge 1557, 118 E. 10th St., Lockport. The Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club is hosting its third annual Take a Chance for Change Bingo Fundraiser, which includes Bingo, Split the Pot and raffles. Food will be available for purchase. Must be 18 or older to play. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can purchased at or by contacting Jody at (708) 301-9397. SUNDAY 5th Annual Wild Fest 10 a.m-4 p.m. Feb. 19, Lockport Township High School East Campus, 1333 E. 7th St., Lockport. The Lockport Township High School Foundation presents the 5th annual Wild Fest, featuring wild animals such as wolves, pythons and more. There will be educational presentations, concessions, vendors, photo and petting opportunities with proceeds benefiting student scholarships and animal rescue programs. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under as well as students with valid school I.D. Venturing Crew 63 Chili Cook-off Fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Feb. 19, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5788, 1026 E. 9th St., Lockport. Do you think you have the best chili recipe? Bring your best and see if it wins. Entry fee is $15 and the winner takes half of all the entries. Attendees can eat and vote for their favorite chili for $3 per bowl. Entry fees are due by Feb. 11. Contact Chris at ckcarber for more information. TUESDAY State of the City Address 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21, Broken Arrow Golf Club, 16325 Broken Arrow Dr., Lockport. An annual address presented by the Mayor of Lockport and hosted by the Lockport Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit WEDNESDAY Ward 1 Town Hall Meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Central Square boardroom, third floor, 222 E. 9th St., Lockport. Alderman Jim Petrakos and Alderman Kris Capadona, representing Ward 1 in the City of Lockport. All residents are welcome. They will be discussing city-wide accomplishments in 2016, as well as plans for 2017, focusing on Ward 1 specifically. UPCOMING Harry Potter Wands for Teens 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, White Oak Library District Lockport Branch, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Create beautiful magic wands just like in Harry Potter. Hot glue will be used, so this event is only open to teens in grades 7 and up. Registration encouraged. Contact Flannery Crump at or call (815) 552-4255 for more details. Chili Cookoff 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, St. Joseph School, 529 Madison St., Lockport. St, Joseph School is seeking cooks for its inaugural chili cookoff. The event is sponsored by the Holy Name Society. Cooks report at 4 p.m. to heat up their chili and decorate their booths. Cooks must be 21 or older. Tickets for the event are $7 at the door. For more information, contact Dan Howard at (815) 931-8356 or dhoward1225@yahoo. com or Dave Londos at (630) 863-3706 or dlondos1310@ Casino Night 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, American Legion- Lockport, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. Will County District 92, the Foundation for Educational Excellence and the Parent Faculty Association host Casino Night. The event costs $30 per person and includes appetizers, desserts, cash bar, silent auction and $25 in gaming money for Black Jack, Roulette and Craps. Proceeds benefit D92 students. For more information, contact Anmarie Miller at or Trish Tabor at tabortrish@ Little Learners Preschool Open House 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, William E. Young School, 16240 S. Cedar Road, Homer Glen. Tour the Little Learners’ wing and see if Homer 33C’s prekindergarten program is right for you and your family. Call 708-226-7649 for more information. March Coffee Thursday, March 2, Montessori School of Lemont 16427 W. 135th St., Lemont. Any prospective parents are invited to attend this information session. RSVPs are requested and can be sent to info@lemontmontessori. com. For more information visit www.lemontmontessori. com. Cub Scout Pack 64 Annual Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 5, Lockport VFW Post 5788, 1026 E. 9th St., Lockport. The cost is $7 per person — children 3 and under are free — and includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk. ONGOING HGJWC 2017 Scholarship The Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club will present a $1,000 Scholarship Award to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism in his or her community. Applications are being accepted now through March 1. For more information and to download the application, visit For more information, contact Lisa Johnson at (708) 301-5405 or LsJohnson5@ Free Jazzercise Classes The Lockport Jazzercise Fitness Center, 102/104 MacGregor Road, Lockport. Through a program dubbed GirlForce, free classes are being offered to girls ages 16-21 in an effort to empower young women, give them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits and find a place they belong in their communities. Call (815) 370-3751 for more information. Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays one week prior to publication. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Assistant Editor Erin Redmond at (708) 326-9170 ext. 15 or email e.redmond@22ndcenturymedia. com. news the Lockport Legend | February 16, 2017 | 3 Love your body! Run into Challenge Fitness this February and start on the new you! Lockport Air Force Junior ROTC cadets (left to right) William Candia, Patrick McMahon and Antonio Lange report out after completing their routine Feb. 6 during the SWSC invite at Lincoln-Way Central in New Lenox. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media Lockport AFJROTC finishes in third place at SWSC invite Challenge Fitness is a facility of the Lockport Township Park District Cadets demonstrate discipline with routine at invite Frank Gogola Freelance Reporter Lincoln-Way Central senior Vincent Senese was not going to let his final home invite go by without putting on display the skill he had been working on since his junior year. Senese wowed the crowd, fellow competitors and judges when he closed out his armed solo routine by performing with a rifle and a saber simultaneously for the first time ever in competition. “This being my home meet, I had to give it my absolute all because you’re representing your school at your own school,” said Senese, the lone solo or duet competitor to use a saber. “You have to bring your best. That’s what I intended on doing.” His performance was one of two event victories for Central, which hosted the event and earned its first first-place finish of the season at the four-team South- West Suburban Conference drill invite Feb. 6 in New Lenox. Central, a combined team of students from Central and Lincoln-Way West, led all teams with 6,342 points. Lincoln-Way East was right behind at 6,322 and Lockport placed third with 5,893 points. Lockport junior Edgar Cana finished in third place in armed solo in what appeared to be the most competitive event of the day. His 694 points were 12 behind East senior cadet colonel Kenny Smith, who was second with 706 points. “I don’t think he deserved to be third place,” said Maj. Steve Brown, the Lockport Air Force Junior ROTC instructor. “He should have finished in a higher place. 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