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18 | February 16, 2017 | The tinley junction News Orland police reportedly bust Tinley man for felonious amount of drugs Bill Jones, Managing Editor Orland Park police reportedly relieved a 30-year-old Tinley Park man of a felonious amount of controlled substances and cannabis after executing a search a warrant at his residence. Clayton K. Bruyn, of 7851 Bristol Park Drive, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; according to a press release issued Thursday, Feb. 9, by the Orland Park Police Department. Orland Park police reportedly received information regarding possible unlawful drug sales at the townhome. They conducted an investigation lasting several weeks, concluding on Feb. 9, when investigators executed a search warrant, according to the press release. Bruyn The search of the residence resulted in the recovery of a “felony amount” of cannabis, a drug commonly known as ecstasy or MDMA, “several items” of drug paraphernalia, and cash proceeds, police said. Bruyn is being detained in Orland Park until he attends a bond hearing slated for Friday, Feb. 10, at the Cook County Courthouse for the Fifth Municipal District in Bridgeview. For more on this and other Breaking News, visit Police searching for man who attempted armed robbery F. Amanda Tugade, Editor From Feb. 8 From Feb. 8 Tinley Park police are searching for a man who attempted an armed robbery that took place the morning of Feb. 8 at an apartment complex in the 15900 block of Centerway Walk, according to a press release issued the same day by the Village of Tinley Park. A man — wearing dark jeans and a black, puffy jacket with fur trim — entered the apartment’s leasing office at 11:09 a.m. and “pointed a handgun at an employee before demanding money,” according to the press release. The employee told the man she did not have any money “and advised him to leave due to the many workers and cameras present in the building,” police said. The man reportedly left the area on foot. The man is described as an African-American male, roughly 20 years old, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tinley Park Police Department at (708) 444-5300. For more on this and other Breaking News, visit FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT New Lenox to become village-wide obstacle course The New Lenox Community Park District took the term “obstacle course” and turned it up a notch. For the past several years, the park district hosted The Amazing Race Challenge, similar to the television show “The Amazing Race” — in which teams go to different locations — but on a local scale, to complete challenges that lead to the finish line. But for this year’s event, competitors will have to take on a more calculated approach. Each station will be worth a different amount of points to divert it from being a race. “It was automatically given who the winners were when people got back in the order they came in,” said NLCPD Recreation Supervisor Tracy Wrase. “The way we’re doing it now, there will be different points at different stations, so teams won’t know when they get back right away who the winner is. It’ll be a more suspenseful thing.” Now named the Road Rally Adventure, the event is set to take place from 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 11 (Feb. 24 being the soft deadline to register). Roughly four hours will be spent finishing challenges all over the New Lenox village limits. Then, teams are to enjoy food, games, open bar, a photo slideshow of the night and an awards ceremony. The cost is $260 per team of four. All must be 21 or older. The winners will get their money back, along with a trophy. “This is something different,” she said. “It’s not your average scavenger hunt.” Reporting by James Sanchez, Editor. For more, visit FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE Eagles boys basketball shows unity in tough loss to Lincoln-Way East Lincoln-Way East’s Sam Shafer scored 22 total points — 15 in the second half — to lead the Griffins Feb. 7 in blowing out the Eagles 56- 36 in a SouthWest Suburban Conference matchup. But the Eagles found a moment of team unity late in the game, when reserves got in, with Sandburg’s starters voraciously cheering on their teammates. “We have a good group of kids, and I enjoy coaching them,” Allen said of that team unity. “It’s good to get those kids some playing time, because they bust their butts just like everybody else for six months during the season. It’s unfortunate it had to be in this type of situation, but it’s good to get them in.” Beyond that moment, the Eagles also found something to talk about in the performance of Edmond Mila. Mila scored 15 points and had two rebounds for Sandburg. “Edmond played really well against them the first time, too,” Allen said. “He shot the ball well, and he’s been struggling a little. So, it was good to see.” Barlow Alleruzzo finished with eight points and five rebounds, while Jason Pygon added four assists and two steals. Chris Toth and Max Winans each scored two points. “Unfortunately, 36 points is not going to beat a good Lincoln-Way team,” Allen said. “Defensively, I didn’t think we were very good in the second half. We’ve got to keep the game in the 40s for us to have a chance. We just weren’t able to do that tonight.” Reporting by Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND Lockport Resource Center looks to expand in fifth year Cean Magosky stands next to a shelf full of trinkets at the Lockport Resource Center and Thrift Shop, phone to his ear, while Anne Magosky sits across from him, scrolling through the contact list on her phone. The pair is racking their brains to figure out how to help a Lockport resident in need of finding an affordable place to live, so that her 15-year-old daughter can stay in the Lockport Township High School district. This effort is just one example of the variety of services provided by the Lockport Resource Center. The LRC was to celebrate its fifth anniversary Tuesday, Feb. 14, and since its opening the organization has made a significant impact in the community. But Cean, the president of the LRC Board of Directors, and Anne — his wife, a board member and thrift store director — want to expand the LRC’s reach even further. “What we’re trying to do as we go into our fifth year, is break away from [being] just a thrift shop, because so many people see us as just the thrift shop,” Cean said. The LRC offers emergency relief loans for car repairs, rent and home repairs as well as a scholarship called the Transformation Scholarship. The organization also works as a referral source to the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic. Those efforts are funded through the thrift store, which is the “face” of the organization, Cean said. Reporting by Max Lapthorne, Editor. For more, visit FROM THE HOMER HORIZON Homer Glen resident receives proclamation ahead of 100th birthday In 1917, the United States declared war on Germany in World War I, the Chicago White Sox won their second World Series championship and Eugenie Lenc was born. The third event on that list occurred on Feb. 20, 1917. Soon, the Homer Glen resident is to celebrate her 100th birthday. Lenc’s milestone was recognized during the Feb. 8 Village Board meeting, where she was given a proclamation from Mayor George Yukich and the Board of Trustees designating her birthday as Genie Lenc Day in Homer Glen. “Feb. 20, 2017 is your day,” Yukich said, wrapping one arm around Lenc. “Enjoy your special day.” Lenc uttered a simple “thank you” and received a thunderous round of applause upon receiving the proclamation. She posed for pictures with the mayor and welcomed celebratory hugs from her daughter, Mary Thompson; son-in-law, Mark; and caregiver, Theresa Przygoda. “It was a thrill; I was very excited,” Lenc said. “[My family] shares everything with me — the good and the bad.” The proclamation was organized by her longtime friend, Judy Friebel. She said she could not let Lenc’s birthday pass without her receiving proper recognition. “I knew she was turning 100,” she said. “So, I wanted to do something special for her.” Lenc’s greatest joy, she said, comes from spending time with her family. Reporting by Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor. For more, visit FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER Library patrons get a sweet treat Please see NFYN, 19 Sound Off the tinley junction | February 16, 2017 | 19 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From as of Monday, Feb. 13 1. Tinley Park couple opens new candy shop in Frankfort 2. Andrew junior to attend summer camp at Harvard Med 3. Orland police reportedly bust Tinley man for felonious amount of drugs 4. Police searching for man who attempted armed robbery 5. Police Reports: Joliet man charged with misdemeanor public indecency at TJ Maxx in Tinley Park Become a Junction Plus member: The Village of Tinley Park shared this Facebook post Feb. 9 of Deputy Village Clerk Laura Godette’s interview and message on early voting: “Join Deputy Village Clerk Laura Godette, as she discusses early voting options in Tinley Park during a new video short titled ‘Rock the Vote: What You Need to Know About Early Voting,’ available at the link below or by tuning into Tinley Park Television on Comcast Channel 4 and U-verse Channel 99.” To view the video, visit Like The Tinley Junction: “Wind symphony had a great day at SWSC festival today! Thanks to our host Bolingbrook and their outstanding facilities!” – @VJABands, the official Twitter of Andrew High School’s Marching Band, tweeted this Feb. 9 and shared this photo. Follow The Tinley Junction: @tinleyjunction From The Editor What’s love got to do with it? F. Amanda Tugade I was 8 years old when my father tried to teach me how to dance. I remember this particular lesson because he was trying to encourage me to join the annual Lip Sync show at my grade school. You see, I had already planned to join the show with my two best friends at the time. At first, we were going to take on Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time,” but then, we changed our minds to tackle Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name.” We choreographed our moves during recess, and we looked to J-14 Magazine for ideas on costume, hair and makeup. In the end, our creative differences put a stop to our venture. We couldn’t agree on anything, and our three-way calls ended with someone saying, “I’m telling my mom” before hanging up. Drama is inevitable when you’re a young girl. One night, my father brought me to the living room. He plugged Janet Jackson’s “Design of a Decade: 1986-1996” in our boombox and set it to track No. 5 “Escapade.” Right before he hit play, he reminded me that it’s common to see musicians in a group fly solo. Cue the Jackson’s “Escapade” introduction, which consisted of bells that transcended into a symphony of strings and electronic keys before segueing into Jackson’s famous “huh.” My father began to move. He began to move his hips, his arms and his feet in ways that I never knew he knew how to. He effortlessly glided across the floor and called out for my mother to join him. My father began singing along to the song, while my mother pretended to take on the role of backup vocalist and dancer. He knew the song by heart, and his groove was contagious. This was one of the first times I ever saw my father in a different light. Between laughs and dramatic poses, he looked to my mother to fill in the steps and ad lib. They, then, recalled the days when they were dating. And even though those younger days have passed them, they still got the moves, my mother said. It was from my father that I learned the true purpose of music: to make you feel. To this day, he’d remind my mother the days when he used to give her mixtapes, which were full of love songs. It was from my father that I learned that love is unconditional, thoughtful and sweet. In this week’s Junction, you’ll see a story about St. George School’s first “My Guy & Me,” a dance that welcomed fathers, grandfathers and uncles, too, to bond with their daughters, granddaughters and nieces. In fact, the Tinley Park- Park District, too, held its own annual father-daughter dance a couple weeks ago. More than that, these dances served as teachable moments for families. Purposefully timed right around Valentine’s Day, together they’ll create an unforgettable memory and share a lesson or two on love, life and happiness. Also, in this issue, you’ll find a story about a new challenge Tinley Park High School students and faculty have recently accepted. Assistant Editor Brittany Kapa took the lead on the story, which you will find on Page 24. The challenge is pretty simple. For the next 100 days, the Titans will be tweeting and sharing the photos of the things that make them happy. Already, students and faculty have put up photos of their family, friends, coworkers and hobbies up on social media to remind themselves that happiness – that love, strength and hope – are sometimes only a few feet away. Just a few more things Don’t forget to take a peek at Page 23. We’ve announced the winners of our Valentine’s Day card contests. Congratulations to our winners! Also, if you’re still searching for love, you should head out to the “What Do You Love” art exhibit at the Vogt Visual Arts Center, which is located at 17420 67th Court in Tinley Park. The display, which runs all throughout February, showcases the artists’ passion for their mediums of choice. NFYN From Page 18 The Mokena Community Public Library District decided to treat its guests to something special during a recent weekend program. On Feb. 5, the library hosted Mokena resident Sue Peltzer, owner and demonstrator at Delicious Creations, located in Hickory Hills. Delicious Creations is a full retail candy shop, open to the public with a madeto-order bakery specializing in candy making and cake decorating. “We do demonstrations like this at a lot of the libraries and churches around the area,” Peltzer said. “The librarian was looking for people to come and do demonstrations when she saw my shirt. ... And she asked what Delicious Creations was, and it went from there.” Reporting by Ryan Esguerra, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. 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