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Bus fuss

Village discusses Providence’s revised

transportation hub proposal, Page 5

Honoring an educator

NL geographer who passed receives Distinguished

Geographer Award, Page 8

Ready for reading?

Activities aplenty for all ages in library’s

summer reading program, Page 10

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Locals, veterans visit Maplewood

Cemetery for Memorial Day

observance, Page 3

Celeste Bultman (left),

10, places red and

blue carnations on the

gravestones of more than

20 military veterans with

her mom, Sue, before a

Memorial Day observance

at Maplewood Cemetery

Monday, May 29, in New

Lenox. Jason Maholy/22nd

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FRIDAY

Donut Party

4:30-5:30 p.m. June 2,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Join the New Lenox

Public Library to eat donuts

and hang out on National

Donut Day! Registration

required for this teen event.

To register, visit www.new

lenoxlibrary.org.

SATURDAY

Plant Swap

10 a.m.-noon June 3, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Bring your extra

plants to swap with other

gardeners.

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!

10:30-11:15 a.m. June

3, Spencer Crossing Gym,

1711 S. Spencer Road, New

Lenox. The amazing Jason

Kollum will dazzle attendees

with his juggling, balancing,

and ball spinning

stunts. Everyone participates

in this fun, interactive, family

show. This event is for

children ages 2-12. Register

online at www.newlenoxlibrary.org.

MONDAY

Taylor Glen Grand Opening

Deadline to register is

June 5. Event will be held

from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday,

June 14, Taylor Glen

Park, intersection of Taylor

Glen Drive and Northern

Lights Way, New Lenox.

Celebrate the grand opening

of Taylor Glen Park. Bring a

lawn chair or a blanket and

join the New Lenox Park

District for lunch. Hot dogs,

chips and a drink will be

provided. A variety of games

will be played. There is no

cost to attend the event, but

call (815) 485-3584 to register.

Ice Cream Social

3-5 p.m. June 5, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Pick up a Summer

Reading log and then stay

for some free ice cream. All

ages are invited.

CPR and AED Class

5:30-9 p.m. June 5, Silver

Cross Hospital Pavilion

A, Conference Center, 1890

Silver Cross Blvd., New

Lenox. Participants will

learn adult, child and infant

CPR, rescue from choking,

and how to use an automated

external defibrillator (AED).

Cost is $45 and includes

American Heart Association

certification. To register,

visit www.silvercross.org.

Plant Markers

6-7 p.m. June 5, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Making various

kinds of plant markers for

the garden. Registration required.

For more information

and registration, visit

www.newlenoxlibrary.org.

TUESDAY

Plan Commission Meeting

7 p.m. June 6, Village

Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. The Plan Commission/Zoning

Board of

Appeals meets the first and

third Tuesday of each month.

For more information and

meeting agendas, visit www.

newlenox.net.

WEdnesday

Movie Nights

8:30 p.m. Wednesdays,

June 7-Aug. 16, New Lenox

Village Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

Free screenings of familyfriendly

movies will be

shows at dusk throughout

the summer. For a full lineup

of movies scheduled to play,

For more information, call

(815) 462-6400.

Chasing the Sun 5K

Deadline to register is

Wednesday, June 7. Race

will be from 6-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8, The Commons,

1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. The Chasing the

Sun 5K benefits educational

scholarships and programs

provided by the New Lenox

Chamber of Commerce and

the New Lenox Community

Park District. The race/fitness

walk offers a 5K certified

course with a post-race,

family-friendly party. Cost

is $30 plus a $2.50 sign-up

fee. For more information

and registration, visit www.

newlenoxchamber.com.

UPCOMING

Cotton Candy & Carnival Fun

Deadline to register is Friday,

June 9. Event will be

held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30

p.m. Friday, June, 16, Walker

Country Estates Park,

299 Lenox St., New Lenox.

Spend the afternoon in a

carnival-like setting with

games, prizes, cotton candy

and hot dogs. This event is

for ages 3-12. Registration

required. Cost is $6 per person

and includes hot dog,

chips, drink and 10 tickets.

Register online at www.

newlenoxparks.org.

Reptile & Amphibian Show

10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday,

June 10, New Lenox

Public Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox. Join

The Frog Lady for reptile

and amphibian fun. Meet up

close and touch over 20 live

animals. For more information

and registration, visit

www.newlenoxlibrary.org.

Live on the Lawn

7 p.m. Sundays, June 11,

July 9 and Aug. 27, Performing

Arts Pavilion in the Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway in New Lenox. The

Martini Lunch Band will

perform June 11, followed

by performances by the New

Lenox Community Band

on July 9 and Aug. 27. The

concerts are free. For more

information, visit www.newlenox.net/events.

Gun Education Documentary

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday,

June 12, Orland Park

Public Library, 14921 Ravinia

Avenue, Orland Park.

The South Suburban Moms

Demand Action for Gun

Sense will be hosting a viewing

of the education documentary

mentioned above.

The film represents the

growing gun violence problem

in America. The film

focuses on prevention and

gun violence awareness. A

question and discussion session

will proceed the viewing.

This movie is for mature

audiences, no one under 18

years old will be permitted.

For more information, visit

www.momsdemandaction.

com.

Dollar Store Bingo

5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June

14, New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. B-I-N-

G-O! The Library will host

Bingo night for teens. Winners

will get various prizes

ranging from $1 - $5. Registration

required. For more

information and registration,

visit www.newlenoxlibrary.

org.

Customer Appreciation Day

Deadline to register is Friday,

June 16. Event will be

held from Noon-2 p.m. Sunday,

June 25, Walker Country

Estates Park, 299 Lenox

St., New Lenox. The Park

District staff would like to

thank everyone for participating

in their programs and

enjoying their parks. Join

them for a day at the Splash

Pad, where they will provide

lunch and a variety of games

to play. There is no cost to

attend the event, but call

(815) 485-3584 to register.

Friday Night Flicks

6 p.m. Fridays, June 16,

July 21, and Aug. 18, New

Lenox Park District’s Administration

Building, 701

W. Haven Ave., New Lenox.

Deadline to register is one

week before the event. Friday

Night Flicks are a great

opportunity for parents to

have a night out. Children

will make a movie-themed

craft, play games and enjoy

pizza for dinner before

watching a movie and having

some popcorn. These

programs are for children

ages 4-10. Cost is $12 per

child. For more information,

visit www.newlenoxparks.

org or call (815) 485-3584.

Father’s Day Fishing Fun

Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, June

18, Hibernia Park Concession

Stand, 1664 Eagle Circle,

New Lenox. Boat rentals

will be half price for the day.

Have a picnic, fish a little,or

just sit back and enjoy the

day. Bait and concessions

will be available for purchase.

Must be 18 and over

to rent. Prices are $3 per

half hour for kayaks, paddle

boards and pedal boats; $3

per hour for row boats; and

$5 per hour for row boats

with a trolling motor.

ONGOING

Blood Pressure Screening

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Silver

Cross Health Center, 2701

W. 143rd St., Homer Glen.

Those interested in getting

their blood pressured

checked can do so at the

health center. Walk-ins are

welcome. For more information

call (708) 364-6337.

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of Post 9545 and Post 1977

had died in the year since the

previous observance. Each

of those men’s names were

read during the next portion

of the ceremony.

VFW and American Legion

officers then placed

flowers on the memorial

gravestone in the center of

the cemetery, a two-shot

salute was fired into the air,

and VFW Service Officer

Timothy Terrell sounded

“Taps” to conclude the observance.

Everyone in atten-

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Locals, veterans honor fallen

soldiers at Maplewood Cemetery

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Carrying clear plastic floral

bags containing a few

dozen blue and red carnations,

Mike and Sue Bultman

and their daughter,

Celeste, made their way

through Maplewood Cemetery

and gently placed a

flower on the grave of every

person who had served in the

armed forces.

The New Lenox family

wanted to show their

appreciation for those who

have served, and Mike and

Sue wanted the experience

to be educational for their

10-year-old daughter.

“We try to do it every

year,” Mike said. “We want

our daughter to know it’s

more than a day off – it’s

important, I think. We don’t

know any of these folks, but

they did something special,

so we want her to know

that.”

The Bultmans were three

of more than 200 people

who ventured out to Maplewood

Cemetery, 100 W.

Haven Ave., for the annual

Memorial Day observance

Monday, May 29, organized

by the Harry E. Anderson

VFW Post 9545 and the Tom

E. Hartung American Legion

Post 1977.

The service opened with

the uniformed officers of the

VFW and American Legion

marching into the center of

the cemetery, each group

carrying an American flag

as well as its respective gold

and blue flag. VFW Post

9545 Chaplain “Wild” Bill

Welch then said a prayer

that included a passage from

John 11:25, and a message in

remembrance of all military

service members who have

died, whether in service or

during their civilian lives.

Members of the Tom E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977

march into Maplewood Cemetery Monday, May 29, at the

start of the annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony

which is organized by the Legion and Harry Anderson VFW

Post 9545. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

VFW Post 9545 Jr. Vice Cmdr. Tom McGowen lays flowers

on the veterans memorial gravestone during the Memorial

Day remembrance at Maplewood Cemetery.

“As comrade after comrade

departs, we march on

with our ranks grown thinner,”

Welch said. “Help us to

be faithful onto thee and to

one another. Look in mercy

on the widows and children

of our departed comrades;

and with thine own tenderness,

comfort those who are

bereaved.”

Memorial Day is a remembrance

of all military

veterans who died while in

service to the country, but

Welch’s remarks were topical

given that 15 members

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dance was invited to a free

lunch at either the VFW or

American Legion.

Welch said afterward the

gathering was one of the

largest he has ever seen at

Maplewood on Memorial

Day. The majority of people

who attend the service are

relatives of a veteran who

has passed away, he said.

“They’ve lost somebody,

so they know the true meaning,”

he added.

New Lenox Library Board

President Ed Tatro was at

the observance with his father-in-law,

Harold Klode,

a World War II Army Air

Force veteran. Tatro’s father

died last October and

was among the 15 veterans

whose names were recited at

the remembrance.

Tatro said he was at the

event to pay tribute to fallen

veterans.

“Just the fact that our

country is free because of

all these guys willing to go

to war to save us, and there’s

still people doing that right

now,” he said. “You read

about all the bad things that

happen to people when you

have despots for governments.

Luckily, we’re not

speaking German because

these guys were willing to

fight the Japanese and the

Germans so we could have a

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Tom E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977 Cmdr. Brian

Kloss stands at attention during the annual Memorial Day

remembrance.

Mike Galvan, a member of the Post 1977 Color Guard, fires

a shot into the air to salute those U.S. military members

who have died for their country.

free world.”

Ross and Marsha Nelson

have been attending the New

Lenox Memorial Day service

since at least the 1960s.

Marsha said she was there to

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New Lenox Village Board

Vote on Provi transportation hub coming next month

Megann Horstead

Freelance Reporter

The New Lenox Village

Board of Trustees will vote

on a revised proposal for

Providence Catholic High

School’s transportation hub

next month after reviewing

the matter at its May 22

meeting.

The plan as devised involves

relocating the bus

parking lot from the main

campus to another locale

right off the school’s west

campus, located at the southwest

corner of Gougar Road

and U.S. Route 30. Such a

move will allow Providence

to build a new addition as

part of the school’s capital

improvements project, set to

get underway this summer.

The transportation hub,

if approved by the board in

June, intends to house 14

buses. It also includes 10

employee parking spaces,

a 224-square-foot modular

trailer, a 2,500-gallon above

ground fueling tank, a storage

shed and landscaping.

The Rev. Richard Mc-

Grath withdrew the school’s

previous proposal in March,

at which point a number of

residents expressed concerns

for the project outlining

plans to host a transportation

hub at the northwest corner

of Gougar Road and Ferro

Drive. Also at that meeting,

Trustee David Smith suggested

the use of the school’s

west campus.

Providence officials had

surveyed the property that

formerly housed K-Mart for

its proposed transportation

hub and approached Village

officials about developing

the lot only to find it wasn’t

feasible.

Members of the Village’s

Plan Commission were split

on how to proceed with the

proposed special use for the

bus transportation hub at the

corner of Gougar Road and

Route 30.

Will County Board Member

Ray Tuminello (R-New

Lenox), who serves on Providence’s

advisory board,

said he would work to make

sure the community’s voice

is heard throughout the process

if the revised plan is approved.

“I want to make sure that

[Rev. Richard McGrath] was

very clear that when this gets

built, if it gets approved, it

has to be built on high standards,

and we have to address

every one of the resident’s

concerns,” he said.

Smith maintained that the

corner of Route 30 and Gougar

Road is viewed as a good

location fit for Providence’s

project.

Much like the previous

proposal, a petition had circulated

and amassed more

than 200 signatures. Arguments

for asking the Village

to reject the special use include

issues for traffic, pollution,

risk for vandalism

and noise.

Village staff agreed that

traffic created by the 14 buses

entering and leaving the proposed

bus transportation hub

would not create a detriment

to the surrounding area.

The development is to occupy

a 17.8 site that is 600

feet from nearby residential

properties, whereas the previous

location considered

only allowed 200 feet of

separation.

Mayor Tim Baldermann

questioned if the lot on the

corner of Route 30 and Gougar

will be able to continue

serving visitors looking to

attend after-school events.

Tuminello explained that

buses are to be relocated

to the parking lot near the

school’s main campus or

Cherry Hill Church of Christ

on days when events are

hosted.

The Village Board will

vote on revised plan for the

bus transportation hub at its

June 12 meeting.

Site plan amendment for

Silver Cross Ambulatory

Surgery Center OK’d

Silver Cross Hospital is

seeking modifications to its

construction plan for its ambulatory

surgery center, as

well as changes to Pawlak

Parkway.

Plans for the northwest

corner of Silver Cross Boulevard

and Pawlak Parkway,

as approved by the Village

Board in November 2016,

need to be revised to accommodate

the needs of the site

now under construction, future

traffic concerns and the

development of a behavioral

health facility.

Pawlak Parkway is to be

redesigned to eliminate the

median and extend the road

straight west allowing it to

end to the west of the ambulatory

surgery center, instead

of bending southwesterly

from Silver Cross Boulevard.

It will initially serve as

a private roadway and later

Round it up

A brief recap of Village Board action from the May 22

regular meeting:

• New Lenox officials adopted an ordinance to

authorize the Village to borrow funds from the Public

Water Supply Loan program to pay for Cedar Road and

Route 30 water main replacement projects. Costs for

the construction and installation will amount to an

estimated $9,485,000.

• The board approved a bid award in an amount of

$35,000 to advance the Village’s 2017 Motor Fuel Tax

Road Resurfacing project. The funds are to cover the

cost of 5.48 miles of roadwork.

• Trustees rejected a measure that could have

awarded a $445,00 contract to Seven Brothers for

Ferro Water Tower rehabilitation and thereby will

rebid the project. The Village said there’s a finding

that they did not pay the prevailing wage. In a related

development, officials voted to remove from the

agenda the consideration of a proposal submitted by

Dixon Engineering for Ferro Water Tower rehabilitation

inspection.

• New Lenox officials granted a proposal, valued

at $22,450, to Dixon Engineering for Ferro Water

Tower antenna removal and replacement. The Village

contends that approving this measure is a necessary

action to keep the rehabilitation project from

experiencing further delay.

will be designated as a public

roadway to promote further

development in the area.

“By doing so, you’ll get

two westbound traffic lanes

heading west [toward the

ambulatory surgery center

and proposed behavioral

health center,]” said Village

Planner Jeff Smith.

Other amendments include

updates to landscaping,

lighting and stormwater

detention facility plans.

Lincoln-Way schools listed on nude photo site

Kirsten Onsgard

Contributing Editor

Three Lincoln-Way Community

High School District

210 schools are listed on a

site that propagates anonymous

image sharing, often

of nude photographs, according

to reports.

The site is known for

hosting illegally obtained

nude photographs, includes

online threads for the soliciting

and spreading of photographs

of former students

at 67 Chicago-area high

schools, including Lincoln-

Way North, Central and

West, according to a report

by NBC 5 Chicago.

The specific site hosted

the cache of hundreds

of nude celebrity photos

hacked from iCloud and

leaked in 2014.

Some of the photos shared

on the site include underage

Chicago-area women, according

to the report.

District 210 Spokeswoman

Taryn Atwell said the

district is aware of the story

but did not personally confirm

that the three schools

were listed.

The district is taking no

action, she said, because

the site does not have do

with Lincoln-Way other

than how the photographs

are organized, she said. In

part, the site uses schools as

a means for users to search

for specific photos or women

by graduating class. The

problem is a legal issue, she

said, and “doesn’t have to

do with the school.”

According to the district’s

Computer and Technology

Acceptable Use Policy,

“inappropriate content —

which includes “obscene

material and any software

designed to facilitate the

bypass of Lincoln-Way

electronic security systems”

— may not be on personal

electronic devices while on

school grounds. Violation

could include a revocation

of computer privileges, suspension

or recommendation

for expulsion.

The district is not reaching

out to community

members, but Atwell said

she is aware that the NBC

5 Chicago story has been

shared among Lincoln-Way

residents in social media

groups.


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NL native serves aboard Navy’s most advanced submarine

Submitted by Navy Office of

Community Outreach

A 2004 Lincoln-Way

Central High School graduate

is serving in the U.S.

Navy as part of a crew

working aboard one of the

world’s most advanced ballistic

missile submarines,

USS Tennessee.

Chief Petty Officer David

Bembenek, an information

systems technician (submarine),

serves aboard the

Kings Bay-based boat, one

of 14 Ohio-class ballistic

missile submarines.

As an information systems

technician, Bembenek

is responsible for the cyber

security and network maintenance

on the boat.

“The best thing about my

job is that there are constant

challenges and there is an

ever-changing landscape

of the mission,” Bembenek

said.

The Navy’s ballistic

missile submarines, often

referred to as “boomers,”

serve as undetectable

launch platforms for intercontinental

ballistic missiles.

They are designed

specifically for stealth, extended

patrols and the precise

delivery of missiles,

and they are the only survivable

leg of the nation’s

strategic nuclear forces,

which also include landbased

missiles and aircraft.

The Ohio-class design allows

the submarines to operate

for 15 or more years

between major overhauls.

According to Navy officials,

submarine sailors

are some of the most highly

trained and skilled people

in the Navy. The training is

highly technical and each

crew has to be able to operate,

maintain, and repair

every system or piece of

equipment on board. Regardless

of their specialty,

everyone also has to learn

how everything on the ship

works and how to respond

in emergencies to become

“qualified in submarines”

and earn the right to wear

the coveted gold or silver

dolphins on their uniform.

“We demand the highest

standards from our sailors

- both professionally and

personally,” said Rear Adm.

Randy Crites, commander,

Submarine Group 10 in

Kings Bay. “Their chain of

command, family and our

great nation take immense

pride in their devotion and

service. These sailors are

absolutely crucial to ensuring

our ships and submarines

are operating at

their best - always mission

ready, providing our nation

with the greatest Navy the

world has ever known. I’m

so very proud these sailors

are on our team.”

“I like the opportunity

my job gives me to defend

my country in a way few

get to experience,” Bembenek

added.

As a member of one of

the U.S. Navy’s most relied

upon assets, Bembenek and

other sailors know they are

part of a legacy that will

last beyond their lifetimes.

“The Navy has brought a

lot of structure and skills to

my life,” Bembenek said.

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Late New Lenox resident receives geography award

James Sanchez, Editor

Donald Tolen may have

passed away months ago,

but his contributions to the

Illinois Geographical Society

were never forgotten.

Tolen received the 2017

Distinguished Geographer

Award for his efforts with the

organization for close to three

decades before he succumbed

to stomach cancer in November

2016 – a bout he battled

for more than three years. His

wife, Phillys, daughter, Dianna

Perrico, and friends traveled

to Champaign to receive

the award on his behalf in late

April during the IGS’ annual

conference.

“I was very surprised,”

Phyllis said. “I didn’t expect

[the IGS] to be calling.”

IGS member Ani Thompson-Smith

presented the

award during which she

opened her speech by saying

it was bittersweet. Tolen

attended the annual conference

for 28 consecutive

years before being too ill to

attend in 2016.

“He was known by most

IGS members and if one

were unknown, this gentleman

would typically introduce

himself first and start a

conversation,” Smith said in

her speech.

The annual conference is

more than just a gathering

of geographers. It’s hosted

at a different site in the state

every year, partly because of

the field trip that coincides

with it. The IGS sponsors

these educational trips for

the public to join for free.

IGS member and Tolen’s

friend Joseph Kubal recalled

a time when they went on a

field trip to Charles Mound

in Jo Daviess County where

the highest peak in Illinois

is located. Kubal said it was

a tumultuous two-mile hike

that Tolen endured, despite

his age and health.

Kubal said Tolen represented

everything the Distinguished

Geographer Award

stood for. It is given to a

prominent geographer in the

organization who has given

up themselves and has been

dedicated to promoting geography.

Kubal was part of

the decision process for the

award. Although it is given

annually, he viewed Tolen’s

recognition as a lifetime

achievement award.

“It was a longstanding

contribution where he was

always there to help, and he

helped promote geography

any way he could – from

writing political letters to

teaching students and helping

out at meetings,” Kubal said.

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The IGS has about 150

members in the group, mostly

comprised of teachers.

The IGS’ efforts are becoming

more important with the

shift in some schools deviating

away from having geography

as its own class.

“[Don] would be astounded

and petrified that there

was a report last week that

only 36 percent of the U.S.

population knew where

North Korea was,” Kubal

said. “Don wanted to make

sure that geography was

promoted in the state, even

with the funding cuts and the

movement of geography into

many history departments.”

Finding a passion

Tolen initially majored in

engineering at Eastern Illinois

University until he took a geography

class at school that

changed his career path. Phyllis

said he was drawn to the

teacher and the students in the

field – one of whom became

his best man at his wedding.

He and Phyllis spent a lot

of their early married life

traveling across the U.S.,

countries in Europe, Philippines,

Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia,

Thailand and Cambodia

for their enjoyment and

also for Don to learn about

each destination’s geography.

Phyllis remembered a time

when they went to Mammoth

Cave in Kentucky, and

instead of going in it, Don

went on top of the cave to

study its formation.

“When we went on a vacation,

we didn’t get to look

at the things you usually

look at.,” Phyllis said with a

laugh. “He was just geography

all over.”

Tolen used those experiences

from traveling and applied

it as a teacher at Joliet

West and Joliet Central from

1968-1994. He used the pictures

he took from those trips

and turned them into slides

for learning material in his

classroom. The use of images

(Left to right) Illinois Geographical Society member Ani Thompson-Smith, Phyllis Tolen,

Dianna Perrico and IGS member Michael Cornebise pose for a picture with the 2017

Distinguished Geographer Award, which was awarded to Tolen’s husband, Donald, who

died in 2016. Photos Submitted

Phyllis and Donald Tolen were married for 52 years. Phyllis received a recent IGS award on

Donald’s behalf.

left constant reminders to his

students, Phyllis said.

“He made geography interesting,

I think,” she said.

“And he made students think.

One student recalled when she

went to the Grand Canyon,

it was like stepping into his

classroom again because all

those [pictures] came back.”

Extending his passion to the

IGS

Tolen joined the IGS as an

avenue to spread the importance

of geography and pick

the brains of other educators.

Kubal was one of many

he befriended. Kubal said

most geographers specialize

in one area within the realm,

but Tolen was interested and

knowledgeable in nearly all

disciplines.

Aside from geography,

Tolen was also generous

with the bounty of crops

he grew in his garden and

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Program kicks off

Saturday, June 5,

with ice cream social

James Sanchez, Editor

The New Lenox Public

Library added some wrinkles

to its summer reading

program with a focus on

community involvement.

The success of the New

Lenox Public Library’s 15-

year anniversary free open

house in December inspired

staff to incorporate more

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to do more events like that,

that involves the community

and all age brackets. It’s

a little different than we’ve

done in the past, and we’re

going to do more of that going

forward.”

This also allows the locals

to find out what the library

has to offer, including the

start of the summer reading

program on Saturday, June

5. It will host the Summer

Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

from 3-5 p.m. that day for

the public to know more

about the eight-week program

while treating themselves

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summer reading program

will also be open to the

public. The Dog Days of

Summer Party from noon-2

p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 will

feature a DJ, food, carnival

games and more as a thank

you for supporting the program.

This year’s theme is Reading

by Design. It coincides

with STEM, and the library

will host events throughout

the program relating to the

theme. The events between

the kick-off and the finale

are for those registered in

the program.

On Saturday, June 10,

the library will welcome

FrogLady from 10:30-11:30

a.m. in the meeting room

for those ages 3-12. Children

will get to meet more

than 20 live animals at the

presentation and be able to

touch them.

For Saturday, June 24,

another set of creatures,

this time, from the Exotic

Wildlife Sanctuary will be

showcased. They will teach

about the conservation and

treatment of these species.

A white-crested hornbill,

pot belly pig and a kinkajou

are among many creatures

to be in the library that day.

Also in June, the library

will have its makerspace

completed, which will feature

iPads, LEGOs and other

work stations.

July’s lineup will feature

The Mr. Freeze Cryogenics

Show from 10:30-11:30

a.m. Saturday, July 8. Fermilab

scientist Jerry Zimmerman

will teach children

about how materials react

in extremely cold temperatures.

Ben’s Bubble Show from

10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday,

July 29 will be the last

scheduled entertainment of

before the finale event. He

is a magician who creates

sculptures and does tricks

all with bubbles.

In addition, those who

complete reading challenges

will receive a raffle ticket

that could lead to prizes.

For the youth department’s

program, children have to

complete 12 activities on

their list in order to receive

a prize and a raffle ticket.

Completing all 36 will earn

them a free book, and completing

a bonus log can earn

them even more tickets.

For the adult and teen

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will have weekly raffle

drawings, as well as a grand

prize drawing at the end of

the program.

The lobby display case

inside will feature the items

participants could win.

“It’s an awesome way to

read, to learn, to participate,”

Wentmore said of the

program. “And you’re also

earning prizes to read. So

it’s kind of a win-win.”

For more information

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New Lenox is to host free

senior driving seminar

Submitted by the office of

State Rep. Margo McDermed

State Rep. Margo Mc-

Dermed is pleased to offer

a Senior Driving Seminar

in collaboration with the Illinois

Secretary of State.

The two-hour class is offered

at 10 a.m. Tuesday,

June 6 at the New Lenox

Police Department, 200

Veterans Parkway in New

Lenox. This will give senior

citizens an opportunity to

refresh their memory for the

written driving test when

renewing their licenses.

The seminar is taught by

an instructor from the Secretary

of State’s Office and

includes an extensive overview

of the contents of the

Rules of the Road booklet

and sample test. It is offered

free of charge.

“I know how important

it is for seniors to maintain

their independence and being

able to drive is an important

part of that,” Mc-

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GEOGRAPHy

From Page 8

always shared it with the

members and people in

the neighborhood. He also

took Kubal and many other

members out mushroom

hunting, which was one of

his other favorite hobbies,

along with woodworking

and knitting.

Things took a dramatic

turn when he was diagnosed

with stomach cancer. Phyllis

said he became weak and

lost up to 40 pounds during

his cancer bout.

He still managed to attend

a few more field days and

conferences until last when

he was too ill to go. Phyllis

said he was heartbroken the

day he decided not to go to

the 2016 conference. Then

months later, the IGS was

heartbroken to hear the news

of his passing.

“Don was a wonderful

guy, and I miss him dearly,”

Kubal said. “I would’ve done

anything for him because he

was always there when you

needed him. He was the first

person who approached me

and bought me dinner when I

put together one of these field

days, and we got to be good

friends after that.”

Phylis will always remember

her husband for his love

for his family, friends and, of

course, geography.

“Our marriage lasted 52

years,” she said. “That’s unusual

these days. I’ll always

remember him being a kind,

generous and gentle man,

and he loved geography

and his students. He was in

heaven when he would meet

someone who he had taught

before.”

Ginger and Ozzie

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years old. My little brother, Ozzie, who is

18 months old, joined our family a little

over a year ago, after my big sister, Allie

crossed over the rainbow bridge. We have

THE best “people” who spoil us! We get lots

and lots of walks, yummy treats, lots of car

rides and even get to snuggle on the couch!

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the new lenox patriot’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Asim Williams, Lincoln-Way

West, Senior

Asim Williams was picked as this week’s

Standout Student because of his academic

performance.

What do you like to do when not in

school or studying?

I spend most of my time drawing,

reading books and comics and researching

cars. Recently, I have been learning

to produce music. I also love collecting

shoes, but I have slowed down on that

recently.

What is your dream job?

My goal is to be working for myself,

owning a Fortune 500 company that

makes a positive, social impact and can

make an economic boost to my home

city of Detroit.

What are your favorite artists to play

on your Spotify?

I have so many songs that it is hard to

pick, but anything from Kendrick Lamar,

Logic, Joey Badass is constantly

in my rotation.

LWC raises funds for local special recreation service

Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community

High School District 210

Last month, Lincoln-Way Central

students enrolled in human performance

classes raised more than $1,200

for the Lincolnway Special Recreation

Association (LWSRA). The funds

were collected through voluntary donations

from students.

The LWSRA provides adaptive and

special recreation services for individuals

with disabilities through partnerships

with various local villages. Their

Photo Submitted

What is one thing people don’t know

about you.

Something almost nobody knows

about me is that I am really well-versed

in ancient Japanese culture, especially

in the fuedal period of Japanese history.

Whom do you look up to and why?

The person I look up to the most is

my dad because he built himself from

nothing as a kid to providing me with

a great education, countless opportunities,

and everything I could ever need

programs are provided for individuals

from preschool through adulthood,

making recreation services available

to those with special needs.

“I am so proud our human performance

students,” said Physical Education

Department Chair John Karales.

“Our students are always looking for

ways to help out people in our community

and they really commit to

helping the LWSRA. LWSRA does so

many great things for athletes in our

area, and we love to help and support

them.”

or want. He is the reason I work hard

and try to make the most of my opportunities.

Who is your favorite teacher and why?

I can’t answer that question because

being involved in many extracurriculars,

I have built many meaningful

relationships with many teachers who

have helped me grow over the past four

years.

What’s your favorite class and why?

My favorite class is Computer Science

because it challenges me mentally

and poses problems that have to be

solved with logic. Also, computer programming

is a building block to everything

we use in technology today, and

learning how to control that allows you

to bring ideas into reality.

What extracurricular do you wish your

school had?

I play club rugby, so it was be crazy

if West had a rugby team.

If you could change one thing about

school, what would it be?

Anyone who knows me know that I

strongly dislike gym class because being

sweaty in class is the worst, and it is

a waste of a period. I would like to take

an art class instead.

What’s your best memory from school?

No moment has felt more exhilarating

than playing football under the

lights on Friday nights.

Standout Student is a weekly feature for

The New Lenox Patriot. Nominations come

from New Lenox area schools.

Additionally, a “P.E. Takeover” took

place about a week later which will allowed

Central students to experience

physical education through the perspective

of those with special needs.

Human performance students will

be able to rotate between wheelchair

basketball, sit-volleyball, and goalball

each activity further expanding

the students’ understanding of special

needs recreation.

Those who wish to donate or learn

more about the LWSRA can visit

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School News

Grand Valley State University

NL resident makes school’s

dean’s list

Abbey Jones was recently

named on Grand Valley

State University’s dean’s list

for the spring semester.

Students who complete at

least 12 credit hours and earn

a 3.5 grade-point average on

a 4.0 scale are recognized on

the school’s dean’s list.

South Dakota State University

LWW alumna earns

scholarship

Rebecca Cantwell of New

Lenox received the Dairy

Manufacturing Scholarship

for the upcoming academic

year on May 15.

Cantwell is pursuing a degree

in dairy manufacturing.

Southeast Missouri State

University

Local makes school dean’s list

Madeline Grimm was recently

recognized on Southeast

Missouri State University’s

dean’s list for the

spring semester.

Students named to the list

earned at least a 3.75 gradepoint

average on a 4.0 scale,

completed at least 12 hours

of standard graded credit,

achieved no grade lower than

a B and received no failing

grades in enrolled courses.

St. Norbert College

LWC alumna earns dean’s

list honors

Lincoln-Way Central grad

from Class of 2013 Jillian

Kosteck was named on St.

Norbert College’s dean’s list

for the spring semester.

A minimum 3.5 gradepoint

average is required for

academic eligibility.

University of Evansville

New Lenox resident among

many Evansville graduates

Hannah Nilsen graduated

from the University of

Evansville with the degree

of Bachelor of Music in Music

Therapy.

Nilsen graduated during

University of Evansville’s

159th Commencement held

May 6 at the Ford Center in

downtown Evansville.

University of St. Francis

Numerous locals make

dean’s list

New Lenox residents Valerie

Avalos, Brianna Bertucci,

Christopher Bruno, Terry Cirrencione,

Clayton Ferm, Elizabeth

Heise, William Hensel,

Julie Jandeska, Mallory Johnson,

Jasmine Kindt, Jasmine

Lopez, Jake Mahy, Rachel

Miner, Brennan Mulroe,

Katherine Nork, Mary Ruane,

Matthew Ryan, Samantha

Sayre, Cailee Tylin and Katherine

Wozniak made University

of St. Francis’ dean’s list

for the spring semester.

Students who have attained

a grade-point average of 3.5

or higher at the end of the semester

and taken at least 12

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dean’s honor list.

University of Wisconsin-

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degrees

Brandon Matthew Bembenek

(College of Letters

and Science), Emily Head

(Lubar School of Business)

and Justin Edward Misiora

(Global Studies Interdisciplinary)

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students who graduated at

University of Wisconsin-

Milwaukee’s commencement

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University of Wisconsin-

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scholarship

Jessica Kaemerer was

awarded the Letters and Sciences

Promise Scholarship

from the College of Letters

and Sciences at the University

of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Kaemerer is studying

criminology.

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Editor James Sanchez, james@

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FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Teal Tuesday returns, raises

money for Tourette camp

Like most days, Sizzles

was buzzing with customers

around 5 p.m. May 23, but

that day all the customers

and staff in the cozy family

restaurant donned matching

teal T-shirts.

The cause for the T-shirt

coordination was Teal Tuesday,

an event meant to spread

awareness for Tourette syndrome.

Jayme and Anthony

Sala brought Teal Tuesday

to Lockport four years ago

when their son Dominic,

now 9, was diagnosed with

Tourette syndrome.

It started with the Sala’s

simply asking all the students

in Dominic’s class at

Walsh School to wear teal,

and they were taken aback

by the support they received.

“It was just so easy to have

the school say yes, and they

were so behind us,” Jayme

said. “I think that first year,

every person in his class

wore teal. So, it was fantastic.”

After having a number

of people say “we don’t

own any teal” the past few

years, the Sala’s decided to

sell teal T-shirts and partner

with Sizzles so that anyone

wearing one of the T-shirts

May 23 would receive a free

slushies. The intention was

not to raise any money, but

when they ended up selling

221 shirts, they decided

to donate the $370 profit to

Tourette Syndrome Camp

USA.

Reporting by Max Lapthorne,

Editor. For more, visit

LockportLegend.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

The Bridge’s annual open

house to return June 3

Once a year, The Bridge

Teen Center opens its doors

to community members who

are curious about the services

it offers to teens. And this

weekend marks 2017’s open

house for the facility.

For those not in the know,

The Bridge opened in 2010

and has steadily grown not

only in space but in the variety

of free programs it offers.

“There is something like

30,000 different teenagers

within five miles of The

Bridge Teen Center, and we

haven’t event scratched the

surface,” co-founder Rob

Steinmetz said.The Bridge

Teen Center is to host a Community

Open House from 10

a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 3,

for area residents who do not

currently know about what

the facility offers, and teens

who are old enough to sign

up events.

“Our busiest semester of

the year, hands down, is our

summer semester,” Steinmetz

said.

Reporting by Brittany Kapa,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

OPPrairie.com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

TLC Animal Shelter founder

preps for fundraisers

This summer may be one

of the busiest for Janine

Carter.

Carter, one of the founders

and the coordinator of TLC

Animal Shelter, is gearing

up for fundraisers to benefit

the four-legged friends at

the Homer Glen-based organization.

The shelter has

a plethora of pets awaiting

their “fur-ever” homes, but

providing care in the meantime

can cost a tail and a

paw.

The summer of fundraisers

is to kick off at 9:45

a.m. Saturday, June 3, with

the annual Vasco’s Walk for

TLC. The first 100 entrants

will receive a walkathon T-

shirt, and all canine companions

get a doggie bandana.

Things get even busier

Sunday, July 9, when two

events are to be held to benefit

the shelter.

The first is the 17th annual

James Endebak Memorial

car wash for TLC, The

car wash will be held from

9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Animal

Care Clinic, 13061 W. 143rd

St., Homer Glen.

At 1 p.m., the second annual

Freedom Ride benefitting

TLC will be held at

Jackie’s Pub, 1014 S. State

St., Lockport. The cost is

$25 per motorcycle, $10 for

passengers, and includes

admission to an after party,

food, vendors, raffles, 50/50

split-the-pot and live entertainment.

Reporting by Erin Redmond,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

HomerHorizon.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Andrew High School seniors

encourage each other to ‘go

into the unknown’

“It’s the oldest story in the

world. One day you’re planning

for someday. And then

quietly, without you ever

really noticing, someday is

today. And that someday is

yesterday. And this is your

life.”

Andrew High School senior

Auzin Sarnia opened

her graduation speech May

24 with these lines from her

favorite TV show “One Tree

Hill.”

In front of her family,

friends and her classmates,

she shared these words that

meant so much to her and

mapped out her memories at

Andrew.

“That someday is today,

and we’ve learned to take

the world by storm ever

since,” Sarnia said.

Fellow classmate Aubrey

Zwartz took center stage

next, borrowing themes from

her favorite Disney movies.

Equating freshman year

to “Finding Nemo,” Zwartz

talked about how she and

her peers had to figure out

the waters of high school.

Eventually, they found their

way — “just [kept] swimming”

— until they reached

their sophomore year. “Toy

Story” served as the comparison

for sophomore year

in finding friends and a sense

of community, and Belle

from “Beauty and the Beast”

taught Zwartz to “dare to be

different.” Finally, “Moana”

closed Zwart’s journey.

“Moana, both excited

and scared, found the courage

to go into the unknown,

and now it’s our turn to sail

where the ocean meets the

sky,” she said.

Sarnia’s and Zwartz’s

speeches hit home for the

audience, and parents were

quick to recognize that this

moment was bittersweet.

“I wish it wouldn’t have

come this fast,” Angela

Wrona said. “I’m just very

overwhelmed that she’s 18

already.”

Reporting by Brittany Kapa,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Walkathon raises money for

new school playground

On Friday, May 26, Mokena

Elementary School

students in kindergarten

through third grade spent 30

minutes of their school day

by walking to raise money

for a new school playground.

Currently, there are dozens

of swings behind the

elementary school, but aside

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Police Reports

New Lenox woman charged with possession of cannabis, DUI

Samantha Ryan, 22, of 611

Goldfinch in New Lenox,

was charged with driving

under the influence of cannabis,

possession of cannabis

and possession of drug

paraphernalia on May 18.

Police reportedly stopped

Ryan on Nelson Road and

Joliet Highway for allegedly

speeding and later discovered

she was under the influence

of cannabis.

May 18

• Diamond D. Kennedy, 22,

of 376 Whitewater Drive in

Bolingbrook, was charged

with driving on a revoked license

when she was stopped

on the 500 block of East Lincoln

Highway for failure to

signal.

May 17

• A stolen vehicle out of Orland

Park was reportedly recovered

at the Pep Boys on

the 600 block of East Lincoln

Highway when an employee

called police about

an abandoned vehicle at the

auto store.

May 16

• Personal information was

reportedly stolen to open

unauthorized lines of credit

and make fraudulent purchases.

May 15

• Samantha Burdelik, 18, of

181 W. Wood St. in New

Lenox, and Alexandra

Hoye, 18, of 12404 Country

View Lane in Homer Glen,

and two other juveniles

were charged with retail

theft after allegedly taking

miscellaneous items from

Wal-Mart on the 500 block

of East Lincoln Highway.

• Jelissa Cage, 29, of 13360

S. Edbrooke Ave. in Chicago,

was charged with driving

on a suspended license

when she was stopped on

Laraway and Gougar Roads

for allegedly speeding.

• A window of a vehicle

was reportedly broken

when it was parked on the

street in front of a home on

the 400 block of Kingston

Drive.

• Several cans of Enfamil

baby formula were reportedly

stolen from Wal-Mart

on the 500 block of East

Lincoln Highway.

May 12

• Groceries were reportedly

stolen from Jewel on the

2000 block of East Laraway

Road.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New

Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

New Lenox Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Anyone listed

in these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.


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Business Briefs

Local Silver Cross Hospital

employees honored for years

of service

During National Hospital

Week last month, Silver

Cross Hospital honored employees

who reached milestones

from five to 45 years

of service. More than 200

employees with 10 or more

years were honored at a

special dinner at the Patrick

Haley Mansion in Joliet on

May 9. Employees with five

years of service received a

gift of their choice.

The following employees

from New Lenox were

recognized for 20 or more

milestone years of service:

Jill Drotts (Nursing Administration;

20 years), Deborah

Wright (Women and Infant

Services; 20), Tracy Simons

(Marketing/Community Relations;

20), Kimberly Boba

(Intensive Care Unit; 30),

Robert Vroegindewey (Procedural

Care Unit; 40), Jenny

William (Administration;

40), Robert Vroegindewey

(Procedural Care Unit; 40)

and Mary Lynn Gerencher

(Cardiac Cath Special Procedures

Lab; 40)

Business Briefs is compiled by

Editor James Sanchez, james@

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From The Assistant Editor

Do you need to de-stress?

Amanda Stoll

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.com

Who’s to say what

the most stressful

time of the year is?

For many people it can

be the holidays, or maybe it

is when the school year is

nearing its end.

While I enjoy the summer

weather just as much as

everyone else, for me it also

brings a lot of stress.

There’s so many more

outdoor projects I can work

on, but my creative side

often gets the best of me,

causing me to overestimate

what I can get done in a

reasonable amount of time.

It is also the time of year

when I want to get outside

as often as possible, but am

stuck inside much of the day

at my desk. That’s not to say

nfyn

From Page 16

from the blacktop area, there

is not much else for the students

to do.

“The swings are very old

and need to be replaced

anyway,” Mokena Elementary

School Principal Anna

Kirchner said. “We’re spending

a lot of money replacing

the chains for the swings and

things like that. They’re really,

really outdated.”

She said it does not make

I don’t take time to eat my

lunch outside or take a walk

on my afternoon break, but I

often imagine what it would

be like to take my computer

out onto the lawn to work all

day.

Since that’s not reasonable,

I use my weekend time

to be outside as much as

possible. I don’t care if it’s

hiking, kayaking, camping

or rock climbing — if the

weather is nice, I just want

to be outside.

Those weekend trips,

however, can create a lot

of stress for me between

planning meals, reserving

campsites and then trying to

get everything done during

the week so I can take the

weekend off.

Even so, I don’t know

anyone who wants to work

all day, and then go home

and clean the house, do the

laundry, and cook a meal,

but there are a lot of things

that need to get done around

the house — and I don’t

even have children.

All of those to-do list

items and projects I want to

do tend to cause me more

stress than they probably

should in the big scheme

sense to continue replacing

chains on the swings, because

new chains are expensive.

The swings would have

to be taken down before a

new playground could be

installed.

A new playground, which

is to cost $60,000, would

give students more activities

during recess, and Kirchner

said it would be good for

students who might not be

interested in playing a sport

during recess.

After the elementary

school students raised

$20,000 for the American

Heart Association’s Jump

Rope for Heart this year,

Kirchner said she hoped they

could do a similar fundraising

event for a cause that

would benefit the school.

“I think the parents are

happy just to see that the

funds will stay here and go

to something that their student

will be able to use and

access every day,” she said.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

of things, but nonetheless,

I have to remind myself to

take a step back and relax.

Whether that’s going to a

yoga class at my gym or sitting

down at the table with a

coloring book — the reallydetailed-but-surprisinglycalming

kind of coloring

book made for us adults — I

know it’s something I need

to do for my own sanity.

It’s not just something I

do for me, it’s something

I do for the people around

me like my coworkers and

friends, because I know

when I’m too stressed out,

I’m no fun to work with and

no fun to hang out with.

While reading this, if

you’ve thought, “That’s

exactly how I feel,” or “I

don’t even know why she’s

stressed; I have so many

more things stressing me

out than she does,” then you

probably need some destressing

too.

Not sure where to start?

Libraries and park districts

are great places to start

your search for a relaxing

activity, which could be

something different for

everyone.

The library offers numerous

adult craft classes,

book clubs and gentle yoga

programs each month, with

new things being added frequently.

Take a look at the

calendar on their website,

www.newlenoxlibrary.org.

The park district also

offers tons of programs for

all ages, which you can find

out more about at www.

newlenoxparks.org.

If you think you don’t

have time for any of those

things, I would argue that

you should make time. It

isn’t healthy to be go, go,

going all the time, and to

never take any time for

yourself.

So take a break, because

you work hard and deserve

some “me time.” I guarantee

it will make you and

the people around you a lot

happier.

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are featured in The Scene, Page 27

Close to 300 Providence students take part in commencement ceremony, Page 23

Providence students Lexi Vennetti (left) and Katie Wheeler walk down the aisle during the school’s graduation ceremony May 23 in downtown Joliet. BURNS PHOTOGRAPHY


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22 | June 1, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot FAITH

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FAITH BRIEFS

Cherry Hill Church of Christ (2749

Lancaster Drive, Joliet)

Vacation Bible School

6-8 p.m. Monday, June

19-Wednesday, June 21. This

program is for children age 3

through 15. There is no cost,

and snacks will be provided.

The theme is “Water of Life.”

To register, visit www.cherryhillchurchofchrist.org/

vbs_registration. For more

information, call (815) 726-

4563 or (815) 514-0202.

Worship and Bible Service

7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine St.,

New Lenox)

Sunday Services

8 a.m. Rite II. 9 a.m.

Christian Formation for all

ages. 10 a.m. Rite II with

music. For more information,

call (815) 485-6596.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

Men’s Bible Study

6-7:30 a.m. every Friday.

For more information,

call (815) 462-7700.

Junior and Senior High Bible

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Study

6:30-8:30 p.m. every

Wednesday. For more information,

call (815) 462-7700.

Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Celebrate Recovery

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

For anyone struggling with

hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

For more information, call

Deb at (708) 516-6318.

St. Luke Orthodox Chapel (112 Church

Street, New Lenox)

Orthodox Divine Liturgy

10-11:30 a.m. every Sunday.

Missio Dei Church (123 W. Wood St., New

Lenox)

Women’s Study

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and

9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Study materials will cost

$10.50, and books will be

distributed before the study

begins. Payments will be

collected on the first class.

Pay by cash or make checks

payable to Missio Dei

Church.

Elder-led Prayer

7-8 p.m. second Tuesday

of every month, 123 W.

Wood St., New Lenox. For

more information, visit mdchurch.us.

In Memoriam

Cathy Anne Kooper

Cathy Anne Kooper

(Kane). 59, of New Lenox,

died May 18. She is survived

by her husband Steven

Kooper; daughters Nichelle

(Anthony) Tomalewicz

and Brittani Kooper; siblings

Tommy Kane, Tammy

(Mitch) Falco, Debbie Kane,

Patti Bagus, Keri (Rich)

Fitzgerald and Jeri Knepper;

grandchildren Lincoln, Cruz,

Jett and Dallas Tomalewicz

and many nieces and nephews.

Family received friends

at Kurtz Memorial Chapel.

Interment was private.

James E. Moore

James E. “Jimmy” Moore,

Date With Our Beloved

7-8:30 p.m. every first

Friday of every month, Kati

Konkol’s house. This will

be a time of silent prayer

and meditation on the Lord

as well as group prayer and

short devotions. All women

are welcome. For directions

and more information, visit

mdchurch.us.

United Methodist Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox)

Summer Activities

Odyssey Fun World: 1:30-

8:30 p.m. Thursday, June

8. Cost is $40; Hiking Trip

to Matthiessen State Park:

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday,

July 15. There is no cost

to attend this event; Raging

Waves Water Park: 8:30

a.m.-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July

25. Cost is $40. These summer

events are for youth entering

grades 7-12. Permission

slips can be found in the

chapel. For more information,

call (815)485-8271.

Old Campground Festival

Deadline to register is

Thursday, June 1 for the Saturday,

June 24 event. The

United Methodist Church of

New Lenox is seeking crafters

for the 150th Anniversary

of the United Methodist

Church Campgrounds. Cost

is $45 for a 12x15 foot space

and $50 to park in the craft

space. For more information

and registration, call (815)

485-8271 ext. 52.

Preschool Registration

Now accepting registration

for ages 2 through 5

for the 2017/2018 school

year. Registration open until

classes are filled. Kids

& Company Preschool, in

Partnership with the United

Methodist Church of New

Lenox. For more information,

call (815) 485-9504.

Chapel Bible Study

7 p.m. every Monday.

Wildside

7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Children from grades 7-12

will hang out, play games

and discuss relevant items.

For more information, call

(815) 485-8271.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Church Service

10:30 Sundays. For more

information, call the church

at (815) 485-5152.

65, of New Lenox, died May

17. He is survived by his

wife Louise; brother Danny

(Carol) Moore; step-sister

Shirley Derby; and numerous

step-nieces and nephews and

many friends. He was preceded

in death by his mother

Joan R. Ekstrom and a stepson

Ronald R. Ingram. Jimmy

was the owner of Moore

Tree Service in New Lenox.

Family received friends at

Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment

was private.

Daniel T. Pretto

Daniel T. Pretto, 60, of

New Lenox, died May 16. He

is survived by his wife Laura

(Barclay) Pretto; children Angela

(Ed) Pretto-Marks and

Emily Pretto; siblings Dennis

(LouAnn) Pretto, David

Pretto, Donald Pretto, Diana

(Kevin) Sweeney and Donna

(Jim) Pratl; many nieces and

nephews; and his beloved

dogs Ivy, Dudley and Zoey.

Family received friends at

Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment

was private. In lieu

of flowers, memorial donations

to the family would be

appreciated.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second

Ave., New Lenox)

St. Jude School Garage Sale

Drop off: 10 a.m.-6

p.m. Tuesday, June 6 and

Wednesday, June 7. Sale: 8

a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 9

and Saturday, June 10 and 8

a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 11.

For more information, call

(815) 485-2549.

Called To Holiness

7-8:30 p.m. every first

Monday of the month. This

is a new young adult faithsharing

group for Catholics

in their 20s or 30s in the Chicago

Southland area. Its purpose

is to grow in our faith

through scripture, discussion

and prayer. For directions

to the meeting location

and more information, contact

Jennifer at calledtoholi

nessgroup@gmail.com.

New Life Church (500 Gougar Road, New

Lenox)

Preschool Registration

Registration is now open

for New Life Christian Preschool,

a ministry of New

Life Church. Morning class-

Please see faith, 25

Philip J. Campbell

Philip J. Campbell,

70, of New

Lenox, died May 11. He is

survived by his wife Linda J.

Ronana; children Sean (Kimberly)

Campbell, Lorri (Carmen)

Barone; grandchildren

Ryan Campbell, Josh Campbell;

stepchildren Jon Koniarski;

and sister Jeanne (Michael)

Margaret. Philip was a

Vietnam Veteran, serving as

a crew chief and door gunner.

Family received friends

at Colonial Chapel in Orland

Park. Internment with military

honors held at Abraham

Lincoln National Cemetery.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email Editor

James Sanchez at james@

newlenoxpatriot.com with

information about a loved one

who was a part of the New

Lenox community.

Poetry Corner

Do not swim

Julie Sanders

New Lenox resident

There lies the pool of self

pity

Oh how I like to swim

The flow of discontentment

Any decisions seem grim.

Shift gear into victim mode

Diving head first all alone

In deep, trying not to panic

Headed for the drop zone.

Stay in the depth you can

handle

Trust in the Lord with all

Though the waves may get

higher

God holds me so I don’t fall.

Should have worn my

goggles

I’d have a clearer view

Trials are disheartening

Scripture gets me through.

Sometimes I’m kept afloat

Treading water for some

time

Though I may be exhausted

The church brings me

peacetime.

Don’t swim against the

current

Struggling with what has

come

In God’s peace, gain your

composure

Stay the course, not grow

numb.

God keeps your head above

water

Truly, he won’t let you

drown

Trust in Him, sing praises

As God’s child, heaven

bound.


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the New Lenox Patriot | June 1, 2017 | 23

Provi seniors leave school with knowledge, character

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

High school is a time for

learning new skills, increasing

knowledge of core subjects,

exploring new interests

and, for many, preparing

for college.

But the 275 graduating seniors

at Providence Catholic

High School gained another

foundational skill that’s possibly

even more important

than the others — character.

“Above all … the spiritual

dimension to the building is

what prepares them most for

college and for life,” said John

Harper, principal at Providence

Catholic High School.

Those sentiments were

echoed in the graduation

speeches of the valedictorian

and co-salutatorians at this

year’s graduation ceremony,

which was held at the Rialto

Square Theatre in Joliet on

May 23.

Valedictorian Samantha

Dorning, who is from Orland

Park, said the three student

speakers decided to do

something different this year.

Since there were three of

them, they decided to focus

of the three core Augustinian

values: truth, unity and love.

Dorning said co-salutatorian

Meghan Howat, who is

from Plainfield, spoke about

love in a speech written as

if it were a letter from God

and what he would say about

loving and caring for people.

Michael Massaro, who

is from Homer Glen, spoke

about unity and the examples

of teamwork and camaraderie

during he and his classmates’

time at Providence,

according to Dorning.

“It is a class that is very

close. It’s a class that has

enjoyed a lot of success

both academically as well

as athletically,” Harper said.

“They have a very strong

spirit, and they are kids who

support one another.”

To speak about truth,

Dorning said she decided to

perform a spoken word poetry

piece about truth and

finding yourself.

“I was able to speak about

that and it was just a lot of

fun,” Dorning said about her

graduation speech.

All of the graduates are

planning to attend a fouryear

or community college

following graduation, according

to a press release

from the school. Harper said

many of the students will

also be continuing their athletic

involvement in the fall.

Dorning said she will be attending

Boston University in

the fall to study political science

as part of a pre-law track.

As a second major, she said

she is interested in adding history

or English, but is not sure

yet which she will choose.

Either way, she said she

intends to eventually go into

constitutional law.

“I’m very passionate about

America — I’m a very patriotic

person,” Dorning said.

She said she got interested

in that specific area of

the law through history and

government classes at Providence,

where she learned

about interpretation of the

law and how it is not always

black and white.

The two biggest things she

said she will take with her

from high school into her

college life are time management

and the character

building that has been a part

of her education.

“The spiritual part of

Providence really formed me

into a good person,” Dorning

said. “I have that foundational

character that Providence

helped me set up.

“I hope I can continue that,

and I hope I can grow on that.”

During the ceremony, the

Bishop Blanchette Religion

Providence Class of 2016 valedictorian Samantha Dorning (left) poses for a picture with school president The Rev.

Richard McGrath during the graduation ceremony in downtown Joliet. Photos by Burns Photography

Award was presented to

Meghan Howat, of Plainfield,

and T.J. Quinlan, of Orland

Park, and the Bishop Roger

Kaffer Leadership Award was

given to Richard Warfield,

of Orland Hills, and Meghan

Morrissette, of Joliet.

Awards were also given to

Rosie Lagone, of Mokena,

and Ryan Iaciancio, of Tinley

Park, for the Senior Athletic-

Spirit Award. The Jaime Garcia

Scholastic Athlete Award

was given to Richard Warfield,

of Orland Hills, according

to the press release.

Harper said he is “very

proud of our kids” and their

accomplishments in high

school, as well as their plans

for the future.

“I think that Providence

provides a very strong academic

program, and we hear

back from our graduates that

they were prepared for their

first year of college,” he said.

Co-salutatorian Michael Massaro speaks during the ceremony, which was held at the Rialto

Square Theatre.


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Central student places third

in annual welding contest

Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High

School District 210

On May 5, more than 30 students from

Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East,

and Lincoln-Way West participated in the

annual Joliet Junior College (JJC) Welding

Competition. Eighty students from local

schools participated in the event, which was

divided into a high school and a vocational

competition. Students from Joliet West, Joliet

Central, Grundy Area Vocational Center,

Wilco Vocational Center, and Kankakee Area

Career Center were among the competitors.

“Welding competitions are a great way

to test our students’ ability to weld,” said

Lincoln-Way Central Welding Instructor,

Daymon Gast. “My students also get to see

post-secondary opportunities for continuing

their welding experience.”

The top three winners in the high school

competition were all District 210 students.

Lincoln-Way Central senior Kevin Fox took

third place; Lincoln-Way East junior Adrian

Villasenor took second place; and Lincoln-

Way East senior Tyler Mahy won first place.

Lincoln-Way Central senior Kevin Fox

(right) took third place behind Lincoln-Way

East students Tyler Mahy (left) and Adrian

Villasenor. Photo Submitted

Each student received a plaque for their

respective school, and also received welding

equipment as their winning prize. Joliet

Junior College also provided students with

lunch and a tour of the campus.

“All my students practiced hard and deliberately

for this contest; you have to,” Gast

said. “It’s not like you can just show up and

do it. It’s a real skill — one that is very marketable

for a great paying career.”

WC Forest Preserve launches website

Submitted by Forest

Preserve District of Will

County

The address is the same

– ReconnectWithNature.

org – but the Forest Preserve

District of Will County’s new

website has a completely different

look and feel and it’s

faster, more interactive and

photo rich than ever before.

The new website, which

debuted last month is better

organized and packed with

the latest programs, events

and District news. Because

more and more people are

getting their information

from electronic devices, the

new website can be accessed

as easily from a phone or

tablet as it is from a desktop

computer.

If you’re looking for an

event, program or location,

the website is better organized

to help you find what

you are seeking. And if that

fails, there’s a more powerful

search function.

The website also has more

interactive features which

will let you scout out your

destination ahead of time

by viewing the interactive

map, which will be available

from any page on the

site. Each preserve will soon

feature a 360-degree photo

to give visitors an idea of

what they will encounter.

Since the 360-degree photos

have been incorporated into

the website, they’ve been

viewed more than 330,000

times, with a shot of Lake

Renwick Preserve having

been seen 136,000 times.

If you want to know the

latest news and program

information, the website’s

headlines section will keep

you up to date on news and

major events, while “The

Big Picture” takes a multimedia

approach to showcase

the preserves and their history.

If you’re looking for fun,

check out the website’s new

blog titled “The Buzz.”

The website also has a revamped

calendar that allows

visitors to scroll through the

entire list of programs and

events, or filter the results

based on date and/or location.

A kids’ page is chockfull

of activity ideas, as well

as fun and interesting videos.

In addition, online program

registration and the

ability to check availability

of preserve picnic shelters

are coming soon. Work on

the new website began in the

summer of 2016 and the developer

is Des Plaines-based

American Eagle.

Visit the District’s You-

Tube page at youtube.com/

WillCoForests to view a video

demonstrating the website’s

new look and features.

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faith

From Page 22

es are open for children ages

3-5. For more information,

call (815) 462-1247.

Vacation Bible School

6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July

9-Thursday, July 13. Registration

for “Maker Fun Factory

— Created by God, Built

for a Purpose” is open for

children entering kindergarten

through 6th grade. Cost

is $5 per participant. Scholarships

are available. For more

information and registration,

call (815) 462-0202 or visit

newlifenewlenox.org.

Revolution Church (1900 Heatherglen Dr.,

New Lenox)

Men’s Ministry

7 p.m. every Tuesday. For

directions and more information,

email pastorbilly@

therevolutionchurch.org.

Women’s Bible Study

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays

at a private home in

New Lenox. The theme is

“Making the Most of Your

Resources.” For the exact

location, visit www.therevolutionchurch.org.

For more

information, email penny@

therevolutionchurch.org.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m.,

10:30 a.m. and noon Sundays.

Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox)

Blood Drive

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday,

June 17. Mark your calendar

for the next blood drive.

Vacation Bible School

July 25-28. The theme will

be”Come to Camp Peace.”

With a camping background,

we will draw on some great

Bible stories to make our

VBS as fun and attractive as

ever.

Adult Class

9:55 a.m. Sundays. The

adult class usually meets in

the back of the sanctuary to

discuss a different topic each

week.

Peace Buddies

Noon – 2:00 p.m. Sundays.

Peace Buddies is a

special needs youth group

for high school age and older.

New Buddies are always

welcome. You do not have to

be a part of the church. This

group usually meets on the

first and third Sundays of the

month. For questions, please

see Pastor Dave or call (815)

529-7546.

Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Gadgets & Gizmos VBS

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday,

July 17- Friday, July 21.

Come check out Gadgets and

Gizmos, where we find out

that we are uniquely wired

and wonderfully made.

Learning about how God

made each of us in His image

and unique at the same

time. Register at lincolnway.

org/vbs.

Money doesn’t Grow on

Trees

9-1:10 a.m. Sunday, June

11, Room 132. This budgeting

seminar will teach you

how to make a budget that

you can stick to, what do you

tackle first, the psychological

aspects (good and bad)

of sticking to a budget, and

how men and women look at

money differently. Register

at lincolnway.org.

Mother’s Day Out Preschool

Openings available for

2-year-olds for the 2017-18

school year. Visit www.lincolnway.org/kids/mothersday-out

for more information

and to schedule a tour.

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26 | June 1, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot dining out

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The Dish

Which Wich the toughest choice to make at Orland’s new sandwich shop

Worldwide franchise

makes southwest

suburban debut

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Walk into Orland Park’s

newest sandwich chain and

the experience is almost

alarmingly different than

most.

First, it is the color

scheme: a bright yellow that

pops around every corner,

from the walls to the signs

to the counters to the treats

inside the old-school candy

dispenser.

Then, it is the concept.

The register and food service

area are set a bit farther

back than usual from

the door. Instead, diners

are greeted by large menu

boards overhead and numbered,

metallic sleeves

housing a variety of brown

sandwich bags.

Pick a sandwich, grab the

corresponding bag, grab

a Sharpie and get to work.

Whether choosing a basic

sandwich type or one of the

“favorites” at Which Wich,

the bag offers seemingly

endless customization options:

style, cheeses, sauces,

onions, peppers, veggies

and more. Simply mark

whatever you want on the

sandwich, at no additional

cost, put your name at the

top and present the bag to

the cashier. It is put up on

hanger above the food prep

station, and Which Wich

employees get to work on

the custom sandwich.

“It’s a lot of options,”

franchise owner Vishal Patel

said. “You can customize

your sandwich however you

want.”

But a good concept is

just a cute gimmick if the

food does not deliver. And

Patel, who first became acquainted

with the franchise

Franchise owner Vishal Patel mans the counter at Which

Wich in Orland Park, near the display for the store’s Project

PB&J fundraising initiative.

while working for Verizon

in Dallas, said what really

drew him to Which Wich

was the quality and variety.

He said both the meat and

vegetables are fresh, and

as a vegetarian and healthconscious

diner he loves

that in addition to white

and wheat, anything Which

Wich makes can be crafted

as a Lettucewich, spinach

wrap or salad, as well.

Personally, Patel said he

goes for the Superfoodwich

($7.95) — a vegan

black bean patty with fresh

avocado, jalapeño hummus,

roasted red peppers and quinoa,

wrapped in a spinach

tortilla. He said the quality

of the ingredients make it a

favorite, but the sandwich

also appeals to a sense other

than taste.

“Run it through the oven,”

he said. “It smells good. It’s

fresh.”

While Patel said he

loves that Which Wich has

“healthier options” and lists

the calories alongside all

of the choices on its menu,

there is plenty to love, as

well, about the more traditional

offerings of the franchise.

The store’s signature

sandwich, for instance, is

the Wicked (prices vary

by size). It starts with turkey,

ham, roast beef, pepperoni

and bacon, plus three

cheese choices. And that is

all before diners start selecting

those custom options.

The restaurant offers

eight core sandwich types,

with three varieties under

each, as well as eight “favorites”

and the Wicked, for

a total of more than 30 sandwiches.

Multiply that by the

different styles and customizations,

and the number of

options quickly becomes

too absurd to count.

Which Wich also offers

standard soft drinks, lemonade

and water; a variety

of chips; three types of

cookies, along with Which

Krispies and brownies.

But on the sweet side its

true standouts are the real

ice cream shakes ($3.50),

which are sold in Oreo,

Hershey’s chocolate, vanilla

and strawberry options.

Many swear by the

shakes, and Patel said he

thinks that is because the

chain keeps it simple.

“It’s 100 percent real vanilla

ice cream, 2 percent

milk, blended,” he said.

While the shakes lean

more toward the decadent,

indulgent side of the menu,

The Wicked is the signature choice of Which Wich. It features five meats, along with three

cheese selections. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

Which Wich keeps more

of a health-conscious focus

with its Kids Menu. The

children’s sandwiches come

with apple slices, carrots

and a choice of drink, as

well as stickers and candies.

The store, like the rest of

the chain, also offers a peanut

butter and jelly sandwich

for a cause through its

Project PB&J program. For

$3, customers get a fresh

sandwich, and Which Wich

in turn provides a sandwich

to a local organization.

Customers also can order

ahead online with the same

variety of options. And

Which Wich offers a separate

catering menu, which

features many of the same

sandwiches alongside additional

offerings like pasta

salads.

While the concept may be

a bit different than those to

which customers in the area

are accustomed, with Orland

Park marking the first

(but maybe not last) excursion

into Chicago’s southwest

suburbs, Patel said

customers can streamline

the process by opting for a

favorite, if they are intimidated

by the selections.

Thankfully, he has not

had to introduce the concept

to many at Orland’s Which

Wich, thanks for the franchise’s

large presence in

college towns.

“Many people went to

Which Wich before and

were waiting for one to

open,” he said.

For those looking to give

it a whirl, though, Patel reiterated

the franchise’s “satisfaction

guarantee,” which

states it will remake, refund

or both.

“No questions asked, if

you don’t like it,” Patel said.

There is no question Patel

has been satisfied by

the experience of opening

his first restaurant. And the

Park Pointe Plaza location

was the perfect spot for it,

he said.

The Woodridge resident

said his wife grew up in

Which Wich

14934 S. LaGrange

Road in Orland Park

Hours

• 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Monday-Saturday

• 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 966-2462

Web: www.whichwich.

com

nearby Oak Forest.

“We used to hang out at

this mall,” he said. “This

area is good.”

Since it opened April 19,

he has seen the demand

firsthand.

“If the weather is sunny,

business is booming,” he

said.

“Satisfied” might not be a

strong enough word to encompass

the way Patel said

he feels about the store.

“It was my dream to open

a business,” he said. “Here I

am. ... Which Wich gave me

a perfect platform.”


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Radiant rings

6. 100 percent

9. Stop for a moment

14. Indian language

15. Hawaiian garland

16. Title holder

17. Magnitude or

extent

19. Stomach woe

20. Bakery request

21. Execute perfectly

23. Want ____

24. Cry for assistance

26. Scary place in

Frankfort, goes with

44 across

28. Surpass

33. Place to rest

34. Met showstopper

35. Right-angled pipe

36. Write illegibly

40. Confess

41. Type of floor

43. U.N. agency

44. See 26 across

47. The point where

pen meets paper

49. A sparkling wine

50. John’s Yoko

51. Bandana cloth

53. Bow (to)

56. By way of

57. In place of

58. Underground passage

60. Ingress

64. DOL part

66. Frankfort taqueria

69. CSI accused’s

defense

70. Just survive

71. Bald __

72. Garden terrace

73. Longing

74. Cover, in a way

Down

1. Coal bucket

2. Like Australia’s Outback

3. VIP vehicle

4. Hear ye!

5. Most level headed

6. “Aladdin” prince

7. Musicians Kings of

____

8. Accelerator (physics

term)

9. Last name, French composer/pianist

10. Leather sticker

11. Open a bottle

12. Not so nice

13. Snarls up

18. Nighttime racket

22. Spring bloom

25. Launch site

27. Improve

28. Formal affirmation

29. Water-soluble compound

30. Before then

31. Of a sickly color

32. Ship board

37. Berry considered a

superfruit

38. Heat ___

39. Take it easy

42. Capital of Ukraine

45. Canadian Great Lake

46. You saw it

48. Pipe type

52. Moseyed down the

river

53. Eucalyptus muncher

54. Curved path

55. Judy Blume best seller

57. Ado

59. Put up with

61. Rimsky-Korsakov’s

“The Tale of ___ Sultan”

62. Baltic capital

63. Kennel cry

65. Kimono sash

67. Bottom of a royal flush

68. Picture

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

5-8 p.m. Tuesdays: Piano

Styles by Joe

ORLAND PARK

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square Drive,

Orland Park; (708) 226-

9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Acoustic Night/Open

Mic Night

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Country

Night

■10 ■ p.m. Fridays: Live DJ

■10 ■ p.m. Saturdays: Live

Music/Band

■9 ■ p.m. Sundays: Karaoke

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

LOCKPORT

The Outpost Pub & Grill

(14929 Archer Ave., Lockport;

(815) 836-8893)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and

Thursdays: Live DJ and

Karaoke

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-

1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

■Fridays: ■ Live bands

HOMER GLEN

Mullets Sports Bar and

Restaurant

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort; (815)

464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.

Free to play.

To place an event

in The Scene, email

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.

com.


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Award-Winning Tinley Park: The Perfect Home for Brookside Meadows

Ready to make a move?

Great, your first decision

is done! Now focus on

location. There are

hundreds of choices in the

Chicago area. Look for one

that is well-established with

attractive neighborhoods,

community amenities like

parks and recreation,

excellent schools and a

thriving economic base.

Check for conveniences

like transportation and

necessities like police, fire

and water. It might seem

impossible to find the

perfect location but rest

easy.

All the ingredient of

a perfect location are

mixed together in one

spot: award-winning

Tinley Park. It is attractive

and offers residents

more than just about

every other community

including a history of

appreciating home values

like the homes found in

Brookside Meadows, the

award-winning Tinley Park

neighborhood developed

by Crana Homes. Crana

homes are beautifully

designed, quality built and

hold their resale value.

So, what makes Tinley

Park a special location for

new home buyers? More

than half of all buyers are

looking to raise a family.

After extensive research,

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

declared Tinley Park is

The Best Place in America

to Raise a Family. It’s an

impressive credential from

a respected source!

But that’s not all. Movoto

online Real Estate blog

placed Tinley Park in a

list of Top Ten Small Cities

in America To Move To.

The list is based on data

collected from the Census

and the Bureau of Labor

Statistics on 100 cities

under 60,000 population.

Another important factor

is the local business climate

and Tinley Park once

again stands out. The U.S.

Department of Commerce

gave a national award to

Tinley for its Excellence in

Economic Development.

An impressive recognition

that acknowledges the

economic health of the

community.

So Tinley Park is

established as a great

location. Now, the next

step is to zero in on a

home. In Tinley Park,

the ‘gem inside the gem’

is Brookside Meadows.

These impressive luxury

townhomes have awardwinning

designs, energyefficient

features and

prices holding in the upper

$200s - including site.

Brookside Meadows

currently features two very

popular luxury townhome

designs. The Fahan II is

a beautiful 3,303 total

square foot home (2,087’

living space and a 1,216’

basement) with a twocar

garage and cement

driveway. The split level

layout has three (optional

four) bedrooms and

two-and-half baths. The

Lennan II is a comfortable

two (or optional three)

bedroom split level home

with a spacious upper

level master suite and an

optional cathedral ceiling.

The Lennan II has 3,167

square feet of total space

(2,118’ living space and

1,049’ basement) and a

twocar garage.

Both designs have large

open space kitchens,

custom maple cabinets and

sleek granite countertops.

A stately loft overlooks an

impressive and relaxing

great room. Gorgeous oak

is used on floors, doors,

railings and trim. Ceramic

tile covers the floors of

the foyer as well as the

The Fahan II, a split level single-family two or three bedroom luxury townhome

in Brookside Meadows

bathrooms - which also

feature cultured marble

vanity tops. A full lookout

basement and a patio are

included.

Options include a

fireplace, coffered ceilings,

skylights and a soaker tub in

the master bath. A walkout

basement is available in

some layouts. Energysaving

features like a

high-efficiency furnace and

Lo-E glass are standard.

Other ‘green’ features

include an Energy Miser

hot water heater, vented

soffits, 1.75” insulated

entrance doors and energy

efficient appliances. Smoke

detectors, Lake Michigan

water and sprinklers are

also standard. Specs and

options can change so

contact a sales associate

for details.

Look no further.

Brookside Meadows is

the best home to own and

Tinley Park is the best place

to live! Decorated models

are open Monday through

Thursday, 10:00am to

4:00pm; Saturday and

Sunday from noon to

4:00pm; and on Friday by

appointment. Exit I-80 at

La Grange Road south for

just under two miles to La

Porte Road and turn east

for one-half mile. If using

a GPS enter: 19839 Mulroy

Circle, Tinley Park, IL.

Contact the Sales Center

for details at 708-479-5111

and visit online at www.

cranahomes.com any time.

The Lennan II, a split level single-family three bedroom luxury townhome

at Brookside Meadows in Tinley Park.

Brookside Meadows by Crana Homes with beautiful and functional

kitchens with generous cabinet space and granite countertops.

Start or end your day in comfort and style in the Lennan II in Brookside

Meadows.


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Build and Move into Your New Home from the low $200s

With Lincoln-Way Schools at Prairie Trails in Manhattan

Distinctive Home Builders provides homeowners the

highest quality home on the market

Distinctive Home Builders

continues to add high quality

homes to the Manhattan

landscape at Prairie Trails; its

latest new home community,

located within the highly-regarded

Lincoln-Way School

District. Many families are

happy to call Prairie Trails

home and are pleased that

Distinctive is able to deliver a

new home with zero punch list

items in 90 days. Before closing,

each home undergoes an

industry-leading checklist that

ensures each home measures

up to the firm’s high quality

standards.

“Actually our last average

was 81 working days from excavation

to receiving a home

occupancy permit - without

sacrificing quality,” said Bryan

Nooner, president of Distinctive

Home Builders. “Everyone

at the company works

extremely hard to continually

achieve this delivery goal for

our homeowners. Our three

decades building homes provides

this efficient construction

system. Many of our

skilled craftsmen have been

working with our company for

Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model

over 20 years. We also take

pride on having excellent communicators

throughout our

organization. This translates

into a positive buying and

building experience for our

homeowners and one of the

highest referral rates in the industry

for Distinctive.”

In all, buyers can select

from 13 ranch, split-level and

six two-story single-family

home styles; each offering

three to eight different exterior

elevations. The three- to

four-bedroom homes feature

two to two-and-one-half

baths, two- to three-car garages

and a family room, all in

approximately 1,600 to over

3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included

in most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new

home truly personalized to

suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of

the first floor; custom maple

cabinets; ceramic tile or hardwood

floors in the kitchen,

baths and foyer; genuine wood

trim and doors; granite countertops

and concrete driveways

can all be yours at Prairie

Trails. All home sites at Prairie

Trails can accommodate a

three-car garage; a very important

amenity to the Manhattan

homebuyer, according

to Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails we wanted to provide

the best new home value for

the dollar and we feel with

offering Premium Standard

Features that we do just that.

So why wait? This is truly the

best time to build your dream

home!”

Distinctive offers custom

maple kitchen cabinets featuring

solid wood construction

(no particle board), have solid

wood drawers with dove tail

joints, which is very rare in the

marketplace. “When you buy

a new home from Distinctive,

you truly are receiving custom

made cabinets in every home

we sell no matter what the

price range,” noted Nooner.

Nooner added that all

homes are highly energy efficient.

Every home built will

have upgraded wall and ceiling

insulation values with

Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model

energy efficient windows and

high efficiency furnaces. Before

homeowners move into

their new home, Distinctive

Home Builders conducts a

blower door test that pressurizes

the home to ensure that

each home passes a set of very

stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

Typically a wide variety of

homes are available to tour

that include ranch and twostory

homes.

Distinctive is also offering

a brand new home, the

Stonegrove, a 3,000 square

foot open concept home with a

split foyer entry, formal living

and dining rooms, a two-story

great room, four bedrooms

and an upstairs laundry room.

Distinctive also offers Appbased

technology allowing its

homeowners to be updated

on the progress of their new

home 24 hours a day, seven

days a week at the touch of a

button.

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live featuring a

20-acre lake on site, as well

as direct access to the 22-mile

Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through

many neighboring communities

and links to many other

popular trails. The Manhattan

Metra station is also nearby.

Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive

Home Builders has

built hundreds of homes

throughout Manhattan in the

Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well

as thousands in the Will and

south Cook county areas over

the past 30 years.

Visit the on-site sales information

center for unadvertised

specials and view the numerous

styles of homes being

offered and the available lots.

Call (708) 737-9142 for more

information or visit us online

at www.distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails

new home information center

is located three miles south

of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. The

address is 16233 Pinto Lane,

Manhattan, IL, 60422. Open

Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

and always available by

appointment. Specials, prices,

specifications, standard features,

model offerings, build

times and lot availability are

subject to change without notice.

Please contact a Distinctive

representative for current

pricing and complete details.


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The New Lenox Patriot’s

Sponsored Content

of the

WEEK

Wonderful four bedroom,

two bath, split-level on

great oversized lot in Cherry

Hill!

Where: 210 Wintree Lane

in New Lenox

Amenities: This great

home features a

spacious living room and

dining room! Kitchen

has custom cabinets;

nearly all stainless steel

appliances and slider to

the maintenance-free deck!

Huge lower-level family

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flooring, loads

of windows and fireplace!

Lower level also features a

newly remodeled bath with

beautiful tile work and walkin

shower, laundry room

and large fourth bedroom!

There are three upper-level

bedrooms plus a full bath

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glass/screened porch

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lot backing to the school

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a paver patio and pathway

to the firepit area! Also,

it features a newer roof,

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Listing Price: $279,000

Contact: James Murphy with

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April 19

• 890 Somerset Court,

New Lenox, 60451-3930

- Chicago Title Land to

Ryan M. Smith, $363,658

• 513 W. Haven Ave.,

New Lenox, 60451-1615

- Jonathan R. Knol to

Robert Bulthuis, Carol

Bulthuis $181,000

• 2530 Kingsway Ave.,

New Lenox, 60451-2577

- US Bank Trust to Jeffrey

Lee Jackson, Jessica

Marie Jackson $295,000

• 2982 Brett Drive, New

Lenox, 60451-2772

- First Midwest Bank

Trustee to Jonathan S.

White, Jennifer N. White

$278,500

April 18

• 846 Laurel Bay, New

Lenox, 60451-9271

- Laura A. Gardella

To Joseph M. Lach,

$405,000

• 2085 Rownham Hill

Road, New Lenox, 60451-

3476 - Drh Cambridge

Homes to Justin K.

Oyoung, $371,000

• 252 Bent Tree Court,

New Lenox, 60451-3581

- Shirley J. Della to Steven

V. Parlick, Tracy J. Parlick

$280,000

• 1234 Shagbark Road,

New Lenox, 60451-2413

- Hud to Quentin Vaughn,

$225,000

• 131 W. 4th Ave., New

Lenox, 60451-1711

- Michael H. Langlois

to Bridget K. Meaney,

$113,500

April 17

• 1128 Elm Drive, New

Lenox, 60451-1119 -

Silver Valley Kennels

Inc to William J. Miller,

$255,000

April 11

• 621 Columbia Drive,

New Lenox, 60451-3821 -

Robert H Smith To Lauren

E Chasey, $282,000

• 1074 Chase Trail, New

Lenox, 60451-3740 -

Scott P. Slykas to Cynthia

M. Bruneau, $375,000

• 1105 Plaza Drive, New

Lenox, 60451-1388 -

Joshua M. Nooner to Jill

Kolinski, $295,000

• 1729 Glenbrooke Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-3779

- Cambridge Homes to

John R. Krzos, $319,990

• 249 Canterbury Court,

New Lenox, 60451-1180

- Gerald F. Schoppen

to Brian Malpeli, Mary

Malpeli $850,000

• 1683 Glenbrooke Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-3783

- Cambridge Homes to

Paul J. Suski, Toni N. Suski

$349,500

The Going Rate is provided by

Record Information Services,

Inc. For more information,

visit www.public-record.com

or call (630) 557-1000.


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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

1003 Help Wanted

Village Seeks Custodian – P/T - Evenings

The Village of Homer Glen is seeking a part-time

custodian to work a maximum of 18 hours per week. The

position will perform a variety of routine unskilled and

semi-skilled housekeeping work while maintaining the

Village Hall, Sheriff’s Office, Board Room and

Community Room in a clean and orderly fashion.

Applicants must have a H.S. diploma or GED, a valid

driver’s license and possess the ability to understand the

English language and follow written and oral instructions.

Pay is $15.00 per hour. Selected candidates will be

required to pass a criminal background check, medical

physical and drug screen.

A position description and application may be found on

the Village’s website www.homerglenil.org. Completed

applications may be e-mailed to Heather Kokodynsky

at hkokodynsky@homerglenil.org or mailed to

Village of Homer Glen, Attn: Heather Kokodynsky,

14240 W. 151st Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491.

Applications are due Friday, June 23.

Outdoor work: F/T

year-round & seasonal

Employment

Potential for paid winters

off. Benefits incl. health,

dental, IRA. Clean driving

record a MUST. Starting

rate: $14/hr. Time and 1/2

over 40 hrs. Apply

in-person 7320 Duvan Dr,

Tinley Park M-F 8a-4p or

email resume to

callus@lawntechltd.com

Part-time Telephone Work

calling from home for

AMVETS. Ideal for

homemakers and retirees.

Must be reliable and have

morning &evening hours

available for calling.

If interested,

Call 708 429 6477

M-F, 10am - 1pm Only!

P/T Salesperson. Hourly +

commission. Must have

excellent phone skills.

Experience preferred.

Bridgeview area. Ask for

Benny 708.417.0229

Help

Wanted

Fuse Salon Front Desk

Manager for Hair Salon/Spa

Looking for someone with

interpersonal skills & cheerful

disposition. Computer skills &

customer service experience is

a must! Flexible schedule

preferred. If you think you are

a good fit, please call

(815)468-1500.

Immediate openings

for house cleaners in

SW suburbs.

P/T wkdays. No

evenings/weekends.

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

Real Estate

1005 Employment

Wanted

Maryanne’s Helping Hands

House cleaning, laundry, pet

care, and senior help. Call

Maryanne 815.325.2514.

1021 Lost &

Found

Kitty Found Near Prairie

Rd & Haven Ave.

Beautiful grey cat, about 7

years old. She is neutered &

declawed on front feet & does

not have achip. Was someone's

house cat. Found very

hungry but has been seen by

vet &well cared for. Need a

loving home. Seems well

behaved. Uses box. Very affectionate.

Very attached to

women. Call 815-485-2528

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Caring, companion caregiver.

Over 25 yrs exp. Great

references w/ prof. healthcare

& social engagement

provided. Please call Ewa:

708.926.4034

1027 Arts and

1050 Community Events

items.

815.464.1988 Craft Fairs

New Lenox 913 N. Cedar Rd.

6/1-2, 9-2. Clothes, shoes,

hshld, brkn SS fridge, &much

more. Cash & carry only!

HIRE LOCALLY

Reach over 83% of prospective

employees in your area!

CALL TODAY FOR RATES

& INFORMATION

708-326-9170

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VENDOR SPACES

AVAILABLE! Marley

Community Church 53rd

Annual Flea Market &

Antique Show. June 17,

2017. Booths starting at

$50.Call 815.485.8587

to reserve your space or

register online at

marleychurch.org

$52

4 lines/

7 papers Help Wanted

$50

7 lines/

7 papers Merchandise

$13

per line

4 lines/

7 papers

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

1037 Prayer /

Novena

Oh most Beautiful Flower of

Mt Carmel, Fruitful vine,

splendor of heaven, blessed

mother of the Son of God, Immaculate

Virgin, Assist mein

this my neccessity, oh star of

the sea help me and show me

herein you are mymother. Oh

holy Mary, Mother of God,

Queen of Heaven and Earth, I

humbly beeseach you from the

bottom ofmyheart to succor

me in my necessity (make request)

there are none that can

withstand your power, oh Mary

conceived without sin, pray for

us who have recourse tothee

(3x). Holy Mary, Iplace this

cause in your hands (3x). Say

this prayer for three consecutive

days, you must publish it

and itwill be granted to you.

LR

Oh, Holy StJude, Apostle &

Martyr, great in virtue and rich

in miracle, near kinsman of Jesus

Christ, faithful intercessor

of all who invoke your special

patronage in time ofneed. To

you Ihave recourse from the

depth of my heart and humbly

beg to whom God has given

such great power to come to

my assistance. Help me in my

present and urgent petition, In

return, I promise to make your

name known and cause you to

be invoked. Say three Our Fathers,

three Hail Marys and

glories for nine consecutive

days. Publications must be

promised. St. Jude pray for us

all who invoke your aid.

Amen. This Novena has never

been known tofail, Ihave had

requests granted. D.B.

1050 Community

Events

Giant Perennial Sale

Frankfort 220 Pacific St.

6/3 8a.m. - 3p.m. Lilies,

Hostas, asst. perennials.

Very affordable.

...to place

your

Classified Ad!

CALL

708.326.9170

Frankfort, 10835 Cardinal

Lake Dr. Sat 6/3, 9-2p. Furn,

home decor, Longaberger baskets,

Americana & vintage

New Lenox 3304 Crazy Horse

Dr. 6/1 &6/2, 9-2. 6/3, 9-noon.

Antique kitchen set, Longaberger,

curtains, bedding,

hshld, books, dishes & more!

Tinley Park, 8401 Dunmore

Dr. Sat June 3rd, 8-3p. Brookside

Glen Sub. Clothes, fishing

supplies, home goods, furn,

plus a bit of everything else!

Garage

Sale

1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort, Gateway Homes

Annual Community Garage

Sale. Individual Homes Just

East of LaGrange Rd. &

North of Steger Rd.

Sat. June 3rd 9am-4pm &

Sun. June 4th 9am-4pm

Frankfort , Sandalwood Estates,

Wolf & Laraway Rd.

6/1-6/3, 8:30am-3pm. MUST

SEE! Come see all the great

deals!

Homer Glen, 15439 Pinto St.

June 2, 3&4. 9-3p. Holiday

decor, baby clothes, household

items & much more!

New Lenox 1809 Tudor Ln.

M-F, 6/5-9, 8-4. Hshld, crafts/

supplies, antiques, clothes,

toys, deco + much more!


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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

1052 Garage Sale

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

Real Estate

$52

4 lines/

7 papers Help Wanted

$50

7 lines/

7 papers Merchandise

1061 Autos Wanted

$13

per line

4 lines/

7 papers

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

2004 Mercury Sable. Garage

kept. 111k mi. 4dr. New tires.

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Dr. 6/2-3, 9-2. Tons of furn,

crib, mirrors, lamps, nice

hshld, adult & baby clothes.

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teen-YA clothing, shoes, hand

bags, record player, speakers,

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Community Wide Garage Sale

June 9th & 10th, 8:00a-3:00p

All participants’ addresses

will be listed in a map of the

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located at 260 Market Pl.

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2701 Property for

Sale

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ES-

TATE of 740 NSCHOOLHOUSE,

NEW LENOX, IL 60451 (SINGLE

FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROP-

ERTY). On the 8th day of June,

2017 to be held at 12:00 noon, at

the Will County Courthouse Annex,

57 N. Ottawa Street, Room

201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case

Title: BMO HARRIS N.A., AS

SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO

HARRIS N.A. Plaintiff V. DAVID

F. DOMZALSKI, CHRISTINE A.

DOMZALSKI, UNKNOWN

OWNERS AND NON-RECORD

CLAIMANTS Defendant.

Case No. 15CH 2313 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial

Circuit, Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Keough & Moody, P.C.

1250 East Diehl #405

Naperville, Illinois 60563

P: 630-369-2700

F: 630-369-9279

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

2701 Property for

Sale

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ES-

TATE of 107 E. Joliet Hwy, New

Lenox, IL 60451 (Single Family

Home). On the 22nd day ofJune,

2017 to be held at 12:00 noon, at

the Will County Courthouse Annex,

57 N. Ottawa Street, Room

201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case

Title: Lakeview Loan Servicing,

LLC Plaintiff V.James A. Malas;

et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 16CH 0446 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial

Circuit, Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required by subsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite

100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ES-

TATE of 71 Victorian Drive, New

Lenox, IL 60451 (single ).Onthe

22nd day ofJune, 2017 to be held

at 12:00 noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

under Case Title: Provident Fundi

A i L P Pli iff V

2701 Property for

Sale

ing Associates, L.P., Plaintiff V.

James J. Wallace; Lynn M. Wallace;

Unknown Owners and Non

Record Claimants, Defendant.

Case No. 16CH 2014 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial

Circuit, Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

For Information Please Contact:

POTESTIVO AND ASSOCIATES

811 E. South Blvd.

Rochester Hill, Michigan 48307

P: 248-853-4400

F: 248-853-0404

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS )

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL )

2703 Legal

Notices

COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-

CUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

BMO HARRIS N.A., AS SUC-

CESSOR IN INTEREST TO

HARRIS N.A.

Plaintiff,

vs.

DAVID F. DOMZALSKI, CHRIS-

TINE A. DOMZALSKI, UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendant.

No. 15 CH 2313

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 5th day of

January, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 8th day of

June, 2017 ,commencing at 12:00

o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

THAT PART OF THE WEST

3/5TH OFTHE SOUTH 1/2 OF

THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE

NORTHWEST 1/4 OFSECTION

13, IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH,

RANGE 11 EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BE-

GINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST

CORNER OF SAID WEST

3/5THS OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF

THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE

NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE

NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MIN-

UTES 35 SECONDS EAST

183.00 FEET ALONG THE EAST

LINE OF SAID WEST 3/5TH OF

THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE

NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE

NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE

SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MIN-

UTES 46 SECONDS WEST

150.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0

DEGREES 00 MINUTES 35 SEC-

ONDS WEST 52.00 FEET;

THENCE SOUTH 89DEGREES

06 MINUTES 46 SECONDS

WEST 143.50 FEET; THENCE

NORTH 72 DEGREES 01 MIN-

UTES 07 SECONDS WEST

105.12 FEET TO A POINT ON

THE WEST LINE OF SAID

WEST 3/5THS OFTHE SOUTH

1/2 OFTHE NORTHWEST 1/4

OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF

THE NORTHWEST 1/4 WHICH

IS MEASURED THEREOF

165.00 FEET NORTHERLY OF

THE SOUTH LINE THEREON;

THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES

00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS

EAST ALONG SAID WEST

LINE 165.00 FEET TO SAID

SOUTH LINE OF THE WEST

3/5THS OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF

THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE

NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE

NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MIN-

UTES 46 SECONDS EAST

393.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF

BEGINNING; IN WILL

2703 Legal

Notices

BEGINNING; IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

740 N SCHOOLHOUSE, NEW

LENOX, IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDEN-

TIAL PROPERTY

P.I.N.:

15-08-13-100-008-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE

CONTACT:

Keough & Moody, P.C.

1250 East Diehl #405

Naperville, Illinois 60563

P: 630-369-2700

F: 630-369-9279

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS )

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-

CUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

James A. Malas; et. al.

Defendant.


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Defendant.

No. 16 CH 0446

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 11th day of

January, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 22nd day of

June, 2017 ,commencing at 12:00

o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction to the highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

THE EAST 80 FEET OF THE

WEST 160 FEET OF LOT 225

AND THE EAST 80 FEET OF

THE WEST 160 FEET OF LOT

224, EXCEPT THE NORTH 60

FEET THEREOF INARTHUR T.

MCINTOSH & COMPANY'S

NEW LENOX ESTATES UNIT

NO. 4, A SUBDIVISION OF LOT

17 OF COUNTY CLERKS SUB-

DIVISION, PART OF THE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION

15 AND PART OFTHE NORTH-

WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, IN

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, AND IN

RANGE 11, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED OCTO-

BER 24, 1930, IN PLAT BOOK

21, PAGE 68, AS DOCUMENT

NO. 445301, IN WILL COUNTY,

ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

107 E. Joliet Hwy, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

15-08-22-107-006-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acon-

dominium, in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

p p y

obtains acourt order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE

CONTACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite

100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR

DEBT COLLECTION PRAC-

TICES ACT YOU ARE AD-

VISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM

IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS )

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-

CUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Provident Funding Associates,

L.P.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

James J. Wallace; Lynn M. Wallace;

Unknown Owners and Non

Record Claimants,

Defendant.

No. 16 CH 2014

Consolidates with case(s):

102579

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 27th day of

February, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 22nd day of

June, 2017 ,commencing at 12:00

o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction to the highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 8,INFIELDSTONE SUBDI-

VISION UNIT 1, A SUBDIVI-

SION OF THAT PART OFTHE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND PART

OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF

SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF

THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TOTHE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

APRIL 27, 1992, AS DOCU-

MENT NO R92-30912, AND

CERTIFICATE OF CORREC-

TION RECORDED AUGUST 3,

1992 AS DOCUMENT

R92-0059983, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

71 Victorian Drive, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

single

P.I.N.:

00-08-17-305-001-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance

within twenty-four (24) hours. No

judicial sale fee shall be paid by

the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its

credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or

other lienor acquiring the residential

real estate whose rights in and

to the residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. All payments shall

be made in cash or certified funds

payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is a condominium,

in accordance with 735

ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and

(H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are

hereby notified that the purchaser

of the unit, other than amortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and

the assessments required by subsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property

Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) ifthere is asurplus following

application of the proceeds of sale,

then the plaintiff shall send written

notice pursuant to 735 ILCS

5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the

proceeding advising them of the

amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty

obtains a court order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with AJ Ashley

AJ Ashley is a left fielder

and middle infielder for the

Lincoln-Way West baseball

team.

How did you get into

baseball?

It all started back when I

was young. I played T-ball

in New Lenox, and I just

kept going up in the system

– Rebels in-house baseball

and got on a travel team –

and I’ve loved it ever since.

What’s the best part

about the sport?

What I feel is the best part

about the sport is there’s always

another day. If you’re

not going well one day,

there’s always going to be

another day.

What’s the biggest

lesson you’ve learned

from head coach Jake

Zajc?

What I learned from him

was to keep fighting and

never give up. It was a fun

experience with him. He

knows how to coach us, and

he’s really close with us,

and that’s what I like about

him.

What’s been the recipe to

the team’s successful regular

season, losing only one game in

conference?

I think all of us are just really close

as players. We got each other’s backs,

and we’re going to pick each other up

when [a batter] gets an out or [a fielder]

makes an error.

What’s your biggest

accomplishment in baseball?

I would have to say it would be just

overall coming back from labrum surgery

and seeing what I could do. It

was a major surgery, it’s like a year

recovery, and I’m already doing well

seven, eight months after and earned

All-Conference.

If you won the lottery, what

would you purchase first?

I would actually buy a house for my

parents, and for myself, I would invest

in a personal batting cage.

What is a perfect postgame

meal?

Buffalo Wild Wings’ mild-sauce

wings. I’d probably go with that. That’s

my favorite food.

What’s something most people

don’t know about you?

I do like to fish a lot. A lot of people

don’t know that about me. I probably

go fishing every time I’m not out playing

baseball.

If you could be somebody else for

a day, who would you be?

I would be Dustin Pedroia from

the Boston Red Sox. I like how he

plays, he’s got a good approach at the

plate, and he always gives it his all.

I’ve grown up liking the Red Sox and

watching him play.

If you could pull any talent from

a major league player, what

would you take?

I think I would take power hitting

from David Ortiz, also on the Boston

Red Sox. I’m a shorter guy. I’m

about 5-foot-9, 5-foot-9, and I’m a

Photo Submitted

line-drive, gap-to-gap guy. I’m not a

power hitter, so it would be cool to be

hitting home runs like him. It would

be crazy.

Interview by Editor James Sanchez

Athlete of the Month

Lockport boys

volleyball player

claims May honor

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Lockport Township boys

volleyball player Anthony

Pfeiffer has been a big part

of the Porters’ team chemistry

this season.

Now, the junior is a big

part of 22nd Century Media

Southwest Chicago’s sports

history, after he earned the

most votes to claim the

May Athlete of the Month

crown.

The Athlete of the Month

competition pits featured

Athlete of the Week selections

from our south suburban

newspapers against one

another in an online voting

contest.

The next contest is to begin

Saturday, June 10.

To vote, visit NewLenox-

Patriot.com, hover over the

“Sports” menu tab and click

“Athlete of the Month.”

Readers can vote once per

session per valid email address.

Voting ends at 5 p.m.

June 25.

All athletes featured in

the May Athlete of the Week

sports interviews are automatically

entered into the

contest.

Lockport Township boys volleyball player Anthony Pfeiffer earned the most votes to be named 22nd Century Media

Southwest Chicago’s May 2017 Athlete of the Month. 22nd Century Media File Photo


44 | June 1, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot sports

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Softball

LW Central takes home

regional title in extra innings

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way Central

sophomore Gabriella Gedville

admittedly didn’t have

one of her better games of

the season against Plainfield

South.

But with a regional title on

the line, her game-winning

run in extra innings erased

any negative feelings about

her play throughout the day.

“Scoring that run really

pumped me up and got me

feeling better about my

performance in that game,”

Gedville said. “It was really

exciting. That game meant

so much to all of us. I was

just happy that I could help

us all out.”

The Knights won their

first regional title since 2015

as they pulled out a 7-6 win

over Plainfield South in

eight innings at the Lincoln-

Way Central Regional championship

game on Saturday,

May 27.

Third-seeded Central is to

play second-seeded Lockport

in a Minooka Sectional

semifinal game at 4:30 p.m.

on Wednesday, May 31.

While Gedville provided

the winning run, Gabriela

Gross served up the winning

hit with a single to

right field. Gedville went

from first to third, and Gross

stretched the single into a

double as the throw went to

the third baseman playing

near shortstop.

Gross slid under the tag

as the third baseman fired

to second base. Gedville attempted

to run home but

turned back, and the second

baseman fired to third base.

The throw sailed over the

fielder’s head at third base,

and Gedville took off for

home and scored on a headfirst

slide.

“When she hit it to right

field, we had speed on the

bases, so I knew Gabby

(Gedville) was more than capable

of making it [home],”

said senior pitcher Marina

Esparza, who earned the win

in relief. “There was a little

bit of hesitation because they

got the ball in so quick. The

overthrow happened, and

then everybody just went

crazy. There was no throw

to home, so when she took

off we knew we had won the

game.”

“I still sprinted as hard as

I could,” Gedville said. “No

matter what, I was going to

run as fast as I could.”

The game was much closer

than the Knights’ regional

semifinal game, which they

won 10-0 against 15th-seeded

Thornwood on May 24.

Plainfield South, an 11-

seed, had knocked off sixthseed

Lincoln-Way West 10-7

in the other regional semifinal

to advance.

After three scoreless innings,

Plainfield South

struck first with a pair of

runs in the top of the fourth

inning.

The Knights’ offense

came around in the bottom

of the fifth. They took a 4-2

lead on an Amanda Weyh

RBI single and an Esparza

three-run home run.

“I thought that home run

was the turning point,” Central

coach Jeff Tarala said.

“Even though after that, they

did come back and score a

couple more runs on us, I

think that really gave our

girls the confidence they

needed to start hitting the

ball, and I think it loosened

them up more than anything.”

Central surrendered the

lead in the next inning, allowing

four Plainfield South

runs to score. A three-run

home run put the Knights in

a 6-4 hole.

“We were a little sloppy in

the field today,” Tarala said.

“I think it was a combination

of them having hitters up

and down their lineup and

maybe our girls having some

nerves. We were a little uncharacteristic

in the field and

booted the ball around.”

Central’s offense came to

life again the next two innings.

The Knights pulled

within 6-5 in the bottom of

the sixth and tied the game

6-6 in the bottom of the seventh

on Brittany Schultz’s

RBI sacrifice fly that drove

in Weyh before the lategame

heroics in extras.

west vball

From Page 55

linger, Bryce Richards and

Max Rosenfeld.

“Having that mix of Lincoln-Way

Central and Lincoln-Way

West boys coming

together, our team was so

strong that we truly had 15

people who could possibly

start at any given moment,”

Frigo said. “The young roster

is very promising for the

future at West.”

“I kind of expected we

would make it [to the regional

finals] because we’ve

been working, we’ve been

bonding,” Moran said. “We

still have good talent even

though we’re young, and

we’re only going to get better

in the next two years.”


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46 | June 1, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot SPORTS

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Boys Volleyball

Knights come back from dropping first set to win regional

LW Central unable to

continue momentum

in loss to LW East in

sectional semis

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way Central

flipped the switch.

After coming out flat in

the opening set, the Knights

turned things around and

went on to defeat Lockport

Township 17-25, 25-15, 25-

20 May 24 in the title match

of the Plainfield Central Regional.

Central (28-9) won its

third regional title in four

years and ninth since 2004.

The No. 3-seeded Knights

played top-seeded Lincoln-

Way East (30-7) on Friday,

May 26, in the sub-sectional

title match, which amounted

to a semifinal of the Edwardsville

Sectional. East

defeated District 210 rival

Lincoln-Way West 25-21,

Please see lwc vball, 47

Lincoln-Way Central’s Mason Davis gets ready to spike the ball during a Knights win May 24. The victory came over Lockport Township during the IHSA

regional final at Plainfield Central. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

Central’s Jack Yurkanin goes up for a kill against the Porters.

The Knights celebrate after winning the match point in the regional final.


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the New Lenox Patriot | June 1, 2017 | 47

lwc vball

From Page 46

25-22 to win the Joliet West

Regional. The winner of the

Central and East match traveled

to Edwardsville Tuesday,

May 30, for the sectional

championship.

No. 2-seeded Lockport

(31-6) finished with the best

record in school history, but

the Porters fell short of the

program’s first regional title

since 2004.

“I don’t know why we

didn’t start out more aggressive,

and we had some

errors,” Central coach Mary

Brown said. “But this group

has a great sense of humor.

Sometimes, they’re flat, but

they have to hit that button

and turn it around themselves.”

They Knights did so by

having a balanced attack to

pull out the victory. Senior

Mason Davis (11 kills, 4

blocks, 6 digs, ace) at outside

and senior Willy Kickert

(6 kills, 7 blocks, ace)

in the middle teamed up

with sophomore outside hitter

Jack Yurkanin (8 kills,

9 digs, 4 aces) to lead the

comeback.

“It feels amazing,” Davis

said of winning the regional.

“We lost to [Lincoln-Way]

East [24-26, 25-19, 25-23] in

the regional title match last

year, and we knew we were

never going to give up. Once

we won the second set, we

knew we could do it.”

Central did it by taking

control early in the third set.

Senior setter Andrew Stevens

(26 assists, 7 digs, ace,

block) served an ace to make

it 3-0. Kickert then made it

6-2 with an ace. Ahead 7-4,

the Knights went on an 8-2

spurt behind a pair of kills

by Davis and Yurkanin for

a 15-6 lead. But Brown cautioned

her team that it was

far from over.

“Our guys were all excited

in the huddle, but I told them

it was far from over,” said

Brown of what she told them

during a timeout when they

were up nine points. “[Lockport

junior opposite side hitter/setter]

Anthony Pfeiffer

is an amazing player and

can turn around the game

by himself. That’s what he

started to do in the third set

when we had a good lead, he

started taking over. But we

didn’t give [the lead] up.”

Sure enough, the Porters

made a run. Junior outside

hitter Kyle Dixon (4 kills)

had a kill and an ace, and

Pfeiffer (10 kills, 8 assists)

pounded four kills, including

a final one that drew Lockport

within 18-17.

But Davis dinged two

straight kills, and Yurkanin

served an untouched ace and

then came flying in from the

back row to smash a kill as

Central pulled back out to a

22-17 lead.

“I knew there was always

a chance,” Yurkanin said of

serving his ace. “We just

started picking up everything

on our side, and Mason

started putting the ball down.

[Winning the regional] feels

amazing. Our passing fell

into place and our hitting

stayed aggressive. We also

had some major blocks and

great digs by Eric.”

The was Knights senior

libero Eric Phalen (13 digs).

Junior outside hitter Patrick

Surane (5 kills) smacked

a kill for Lockport, but junior

middle hitter Joe Claffy

came through with the same

William Kickert (left) and Matthew von Holst (middle) defend against a spike attempt by

Lockport’s Noah Speechley.

thing for the Knights to make

it 23-18. Senior middle hitter

Noah Speechley (4 kills) had

a kill, and a long hit by Central

closed the score to 23-

20. But Mason mashed a kill

and Kickert, and senior right

side hitter Matt von Holst

combined on a tandem block

on match point to end it.

“It was amazing to put it

down,” Kickert said of being

in on that last block.

“[To win this] feels great,

especially being with all my

classmates.”

Davis agreed.

“From the beginning of the

third set, we said, ‘This is your

game,’” Davis said. “[Lockport]

came back, but we kept

momentum on our side.”

Porter coach Nick Mraz

liked the fight in his team.

“It was 15-6, and I told

them it was mini games,”

Mraz said. “Be the first to

10 before they got 18. Out

of nowhere, they had to call

timeout, and then a second

one. We were then down

two [and then one]. You saw

the confidence and the momentum

of our team. I don’t

know why we fell flat, but

Central cleaned it up and put

pressure on with their block.

“[Yurkanin] comes and

starts ripping off jump serves

and that back row kill. That

was tough. That finished the

game.”

The first set was mostly all

Porters. Central had an early

3-1 lead, but back-to-back

aces by Surane erased that.

After a tie at 4-4, Lockport

went on an 8-3 burst. The

Knights closed back to 16-

14 but could not draw closer.

Ahead 21-17, senior middle

hitter Matt Dalton dinged a

kill, the Knights committed

one of their many first set

errors and Dixon deposited

back-to-back aces to close

out the opener.

But Set 2 turned everything

completely around.

Central scored the first two

points and led the entire way.

The Porters got within 5-4

but could never tie it. Ahead

16-13, the Knights ended on

a 9-2 blitz. Included in that

was a pair of aces by Yurkanin,

and Kickert was in

on a trio of blocks, including

one with von Holst that

ended the set.

“We knew they were going

to clean it up eventually,”

Mraz said of the Knights

making less errors. “We had

them out of system pretty

much the whole first set. But

in the second set, we missed

some jump serves and got

deflated.”

Which was completely

opposite of the first set.

“We didn’t come out with

energy,” Kickert said of the

opening set. “It was mostly

our errors. We just had to

pick up our defense to come

out with a win. We love going

three sets.”

The win improved the

Knights record in three-set

matches to 12-3. One of

those losses, however, was

to Lockport. When the teams

met on April 20 in a South-

West Suburban Conference

clash, the host Porters prevailed

23-25, 25-18, 25-23.

In the regional final,

Lockport also got contributions

from senior opposite

side hitter Justin Elliott (4

kills), senior libero Timmy

Behland (16 digs) and senior

setter Dan Provenzano (16

assists). Kris Aleknavicius,

Colin Schlink and Felipe

Valladares are also seniors

for the Porters, who graduate

eight seniors total off

the team the set the school

record for most wins in a

season.

“This group of eight seniors

are just phenomenal

kids from phenomenal families,”

Mraz said of his team.

“They were all so supportive

and did everything that

needed to be done. I’ll remember

that more than 31

[victories].”

In the semifinal match,

which was held the day before,

the Knights defeated

host and No. 9-seeded Plainfield

Central 25-19, 25-22.

Davis (12 kills), von Holst (6

kills) and Yurkanin (4 kills)

led the attack. Stevens (23

assists, 7 digs) and Phalen

(14 digs) also contributed.

That same day, Lockport

squeaked by No. 6 seed Andrew

26-24, 23-25, 25-23.

Pfeiffer (12 assists, 11 kills,

2 aces) pounded the match

winner.

Travis

From Page 48

Travis reportedly was selected

as an active member of

the major league roster after

starting his season with the

Triple-A Pawtucket team.

Travis, who is wearing the

No. 59, played his first game

at first base the following

day. In four at-bats against

the Rangers, he had two hits

and scored a run.

The 23-year-old went

5-for-36 (.139) in his first 10

games of the 2017 season for

the PawSox, but in 23 games

since April 22 he has hit .344

(31-for-90) with six doubles,

three home runs and eight

walks against only 10 strikeouts,

according to a press release

from the organization.

Travis has batted .358 (93-

for-260) against left-handed

pitchers in his professional

career, including .414 (12-

for-29) with two home runs

this season.

Selected by Boston in the

second round of the 2014

June Draft, the right-handed

hitter was named the Red

Sox’ Minor League Offensive

Player of the Year in

2015, according to the press

release. He missed a majority

of the 2016 campaign,

suffering a season-ending

knee injury on May 29. In

278 minor league games,

Travis has hit .301 (319-for-

1,060) with 26 home runs

and 27 stolen bases, playing

no defensive position other

than first base.


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Freelance Reporter

On Saturday, May 27,

Evan Mitchell ended his career

by running with the big

boys.

The Lincoln Way West

senior, who is only one of

two LWW athletes to earn

an individual medal at the Illinois

High School Association

State Finals, finished the

3,200-meter run in 9 minutes,

38.30 seconds. He took

16th in the Class 3A Race.

“I was very disappointed

that I performed so poorly,”

said Mitchell. “I was trying

to earn all-state status, but it

was not in the cards. Before

the race started, I just did not

feel great. I have never felt

that way before. Hopefully,

I never will feel that way

again before a race. It was a

frustrating day for me.”

The Bradley Universitybound

athlete will have plenty

of opportunities to prove

himself. His 9:38.30 run at

the state finals on Saturday

in the fast heat, was almost

six seconds slower than he

ran in the Class 2A race a

year earlier. In 2016, Mitchell

finished in 9:32.75, which

was good for fourth place.

He ran a career best time of

9:13 this year at the Palatine

Invitational.

“I wanted to build and

build,” said Mitchell. “After

my performance at last

year’s state final, I knew I

wanted to run at the state finals

again and an even better

time. It is gratifying knowing

I am one of the first track

athletes in the history of

Lincoln Way West. The area

is growing, so there will be

many more in the future.”

To finish in the Top 9 and

earn all-state status this year,

the senior would have needed

to run a 9:20.15 or faster.

Providence Catholic senior

Lucas Weaver left EIU

with a third place medal in

the pole vault. He vaulted

15 feet, 3 inches, which was

exactly the same height as

the second place finisher,

who was awarded second

on less misses. The winning

height of 17-4 was

jumped by Bloomington’s

Zachery Bradford, who set

a new IHSA record as well

as a new Class 3A record.

Weaver was also involved in

the discus prelims. he threw

137-9 in the prelims and won

the first preliminary flight.

Gavin Jamie, a Providence

Catholic junior, finished sixth

in the 400-meter dash. He

finished with a time of :49.18

in the Class 3A finals. One

day earlier, he ran even faster,

finishing with a time of

:48.95. He was second in the

fourth flight. Jamie had also

qualified in the pole vault, but

did not vault. Instead, he prepared

for the 400-meter dash

prelims and finals.

Andrew Englert, a Lincoln-Way

Central sophomore,

will have another

chance to make the finals

in one year. In the IHSA

Class 3A 1,600-meter prelims,

he ran a 4:38.28 to take

13th in the first heat of the

day. Nate Rittenbacher will

have a chance to join him.

The Lincoln-Way Central

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Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Orland Park Providence Catholic graduate

Sam Travis is officially a Major League Baseball

player.

Travis, who has played for the past few

years with the Red Sox minor league clubs,

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May 23, prior to a game that

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Baseball

Warriors win first regional title since 2012

Seguin shuts out

Bulldogs in 2-0 win

at Palos Heights

James Sanchez, Editor

On paper, the lefty Warriors’

batters seemingly

were going to have a tough

time Saturday, May 27, during

their regional title game

against Richards.

They were up against

Michigan-recruit Angelo

Smith - a hard-throwing

southpaw who throws in

the mid-80s. Lincoln-Way

West head coach Jake Zajc

told his team that Smith will

be tough, but even the best

pitchers will make mistakes.

It was up to the Warriors on

if they could capitalize, and

despite the harder matchup

for the lefty batters, they

were the ones who made the

impact.

All three left-handed batters

- Mike Majcher, Vinny

Schroeder and Connor

Lowman - each recorded

a hit, and it was Majcher’s

two-out single in the third

inning that broke a scoreless

game. Lowman added a run

in the following inning, and

that was all starting pitcher

Marcus Seguin needed, as

he lead West the rest of the

way to a 2-0 regional final

win in Palos Heights. It’s

the program’s first regional

title since 2012.

“It wasn’t an easy guy for

him to face, so for him we

talked about all week to just

keep battling, and you’re

going to run into one, and

he did,” Zajc said of Majcher’s

third-inning at-bat. “He

picked us up. What a huge

hit to break the ice there.”

Leadoff hitter AJ Ashley

(1-for-3, run) lined a single

in the third inning and

reached second on a passed

ball. He advanced to third

on a dribbling single from

Anthony Lullo (1-for-2,

BB) before scoring on Majcher’s

single.

All West needed was the

lead because Seguin kept

the Bulldogs’ hitters off balance

with his location and

off-speed pitches. The junior

registered a completegame

shutout, only allowing

two hits and striking out

a pair, as well.

The junior came in relief

in last year’s regional title

game during which the team

lost 7-6, and he said that experience

helped him on Saturday.

He admitted he was

nervous, but showed composure

in the third inning

when a fielding error led

to a bases-loaded situation.

However, he was able to

get cleanup-hitter Andrew

Calderon to fly out to end

the inning.

“I knew I could use my

defense at any time,” Seguin

said about getting out

of the jam. “They got my

back, and I felt good about

that.”

After the third-inning

scare, Seguin didn’t allow a

baserunner the final four innings.

He also flashed some

leather in the fifth, catching

a comeback, screaming line

drive right at him off the bat

of Jake Moran.

“Marcus didn’t start out

too well, but then he found

it,” Zajc said. “That’s what

he’s done all year. It was

a great win for the whole

program, and these guys deserve

it.”

West’s second run was

triggered by a single from

Lowman. He advanced on a

hit-by-pitch to Nick Anderson

and then to third from

a throwing error on a pickoff

attempt. He was driven

home by the following batter

Noah Hibler (1-for-2,

RBI), who capitalized off

The Lincoln-Way West baseball team celebrates with the regional title plaque Saturday, May 27, after it defeated Richards

2-0 in Palos Heights. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

Designated hitter (30) congratulates Marcus Seguin after

he got out of a bases-loaded jam. Seguin went on to pitch a

complete-game shutout, allowing only two hits and striking

out two.

Smith’s error, with a single.

The sectional semifinal

will be a clash of New

Lenox schools. West will

meet Lincoln-Way Central

at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday,

May 31 at Homewood-

Flossmoor. The Warriors

beat the Knights several

times on the season, but

Starting pitcher Marcus Seguin fires a pitch.

Zajc said the regular season

and the playoffs are two different

animals.

“It’s a whole new ballgame

when it comes to

postseason,” he said. “We

had some really close games

with them early in the year.

It’s going to be a battle, a

high-intense game. That’s

what everyone’s going to

look for in the sectional.”


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Celtics overcome miscues in 4-3 regional semifinal win

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

The streaker came and the

streak continued.

In the bottom of the sixth

inning of the Thursday, May

25, regional semifinal baseball

game, a streaker jumped

over the right-field fence,

ran around for a few moments

and jumped back over

the fence.

Maybe it was a foreshadowing,

as soon after, the

Providence postseason baseball

streak continued.

Down to their final four

outs, the Celtics rallied for

a run to tie in the sixth inning,

and then Dylan Gorski

knocked in the winning run

in the bottom of the seventh.

That gave Providence a 4-3

victory over Stagg in the

second semifinal of the Class

4A Andrew Regional.

The victory improved the

three-time defending Class

4A state champion Celtics

postseason winning streak to

22 games. Stagg (15-14) was

looking to capture a regional

title for the first time since

2014.

The Celtics have not lost

in the playoffs since May 30,

2013 by the score of 2-1 at

home to Lockport Township

in a Class 4A sectional semifinal

game. The May 25 victory

was the 10th time Providence

pulled out a game by

one run in the streak. Toss

in a couple of times that the

Celtics were tied or trailed

in the seventh but rallied

for multiple runs to pull it

out, and the stretch becomes

even more unreal.

“We just have to do what

we do,” said Providence

right fielder Kevin O’Boyle,

who is one of 10 Celtics seniors

who have never seen

their team lose a postseason

game since they’ve been in

high school. “You have to

trust in the process and be

a team when we need it the

most.

“Maybe there is some

pressure, but not a whole lot.

We know what to expect.

We stick with each other and

never give up.”

Batting in the No. 9 position,

O’Boyle (1-for-2) had

a bunt single in the fourth

inning. But, true to the team

concept, he was pinch-hit

for with the Celtics trailing

and one out and none on

in the bottom of the sixth.

That move paid dividends

as sophomore Alex Helmin

hammered a double into the

left-field corner. Following a

popout, junior center fielder

Steven Meyer (2-for-4, RBI,

R) mashed a triple that onehopped

off the right-field

fence to knot the game at

3-3.

Junior right-hander Ethan

Petric, who is usually a starter

but entered in the sixth,

retired the Chargers in order

for the second-straight inning

in the top of the seventh.

That set the stage for another

Celtic celebration. Dakota

Kotowski was hit by a pitch

top open the inning. When

an errant pickoff throw went

down the right-field line, the

junior first baseman went to

third base with no outs.

Stagg elected to intentionally

walk senior left fielder

Drew Hunniford (1-for-3)

and senior catcher Mike

Massaro to load the bases.

That worked out for a moment

as the Chargers got a

force out at home on a tapper

to third. That brought

up Gorski, and the junior

second baseman lined a 1-0

pitch for a single to right for

the game-winning hit.

“I just wanted to get the

ball in the air and do the

job,” said Gorski, who was

3-for-4 from the No. 8 spot

in the lineup. “It was an offspeed

pitch and I held back

and took it to right.

Providence third baseman Logan Anderson runs up to field a bunt Thursday, May 25, during the regional semifinal game

against Stagg in Tinley Park. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

“There was no pressure at

all; that’s the fun of the game

right there. When we were

down 3-2, we just said that

we can do this. Just do the

job and we’ll be fine.”

Stagg was the latest victim

of the streak.

“They don’t have a slouch

in their lineup,” said Charger

coach Matt O’Neill, who

saw the Celtics out hit his

squad 11-to-2. “They know

how to win they just find

ways to win.”

Providence scored a pair

of runs in the third. Gorski

got the first hit of the game

for either team when he hit

a first-pitch leadoff single

up the middle. One out later,

junior shortstop Ryan Kaup

(1-for-4) singled to center

and Meyer made his perfect

bunt up the third base line go

for a single to load the bases.

Junior third baseman Logan

Anderson (2-for-4) then had

a two-run single to left.

Senior right-hander Kurt

Dankovich fired 4 1/3 innings

of no-hit ball for Providence

ran into trouble in the fifth.

He had walked two in the first

four innings, but issued a pair

of one-out walks in the fifth.

A nice squeeze bunt by senior

right fielder Trevor Bumsted

scored a run and sophomore

catcher Danny Russo followed

with a first-pitch RBI

single to left to tie the game

at 2-2. That chased Dankovich

and brought in sophomore

righty Basil Webber.

With runners at first and

third, the Chargers did an intentional

rundown between

first and second while the

runner breaks off from third.

It worked as the ball was

dropped in the rundown, allowing

Russo to score the

lead run. Junior second baseman

Drake Wolan (1-for-2,

BB) also had a single for the

Matt Swanson awaits a pitch.

Chargers.

Fresh off a trip to Boston

the day before to see

the major league debut of

former Providence standout

Sam Travis for the Red

Sox, Providence coach Mark

Smith left immediately after

the game for a family graduation.

But, according to assistant

coach Jason Vitas, he

gave the same pep talk over

again and it worked again.

“It’s the same speech every

year,” Vitas said of what

Smith tells the team every

season during the streak

when they’ve been behind.

He says ‘just play our game

and we’ll be fine.’”


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Baseball

Provi routs top-seeded Andrew to win regional

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Providence Catholic

pitcher Bryce Barnett said

he had been looking forward

to making his first career

postseason start for over a

week before the game.

The first inning, though,

was not what the sophomore

had in mind when he gave

up a 2-run home run that put

the Celtics in an early hole

against Andrew.

“I came back into the dugout

and tried to stay positive

because we’ve got a long

game to go,” Barnett said.

“We were just up, talking,

staying loose. We knew we

had to fight. It was our season

on the line.”

Barnett, an Arizona State

recruit, shut down the topseeded

Thunderbolts the rest

of the afternoon as Providence

won 8-2 at the Andrew

Regional championship

game on Saturday, May

27 to continue its quest for

a fourth consecutive state

title.

The seventh-seeded Celtics

(20-16) advance to a

Homewood-Flossmoor

Sectional semifinal game

against fourth-seeded Sandburg

at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,

May 31.

Barnett gave up just the

two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He

allowed four hits and struck

out eight as he attacked the

strike zone with multiple

pitches.

“It’s been nice to watch

his maturation during the

course of the season,” Providence

coach Mark Smith

said. “We have a lot confidence

in him. He’s got that

confidence and belief in

himself. When he does get

in those tough situations, he

doesn’t panic. He says, ‘Alright,

give me the ball. I got

to find a way to get an out.’

And he can pitch his way out

of that.”

Providence’s Dylan Gorski

and Kevin O’Boyle supplied

two RBIs apiece. Ryan

Kaup added three hits.

Andrew starting pitcher

Scott Youngbrandt (8-1)

suffered his first loss of the

season. He gave up five runs

– four earned – on five hits

and six walks while striking

out four.

“They got Scott deep into

counts, laid off borderline

pitches to draw walks and

stole [seven] bases,” Andrew

coach Dave DeHaan

said. “But I’ll take Scott on

the mound any day of the

week.”

The victory upped Providence’s

postseason winning

streak to 23 games. They

have won three consecutive

Class 4A state titles and

haven’t lost a postseason

game since 2013.

Providence had opened

the postseason by pulling off

a 4-3 comeback victory over

Stagg on Thursday, May 25.

Andrew (26-8) had advanced

to the regional final

with a 9-1 win over ninthseed

Eisenhower in a regional

semifinal on May 24.

Nick Torres earned the win

with 5 1/3 innings of nohit

baseball. Kevin Bushnell

drove in three runs and

scored twice to pace the offense.

Against Andrew, Providence

struck first with a run

in the top of the first inning.

In the bottom of the frame,

Andrew senior Joe Oswald

connected for a two-run

home run. Barnett said he

was trying to pitch Oswald

low in the zone but left the

pitch up.

With Barnett dealing on

the mound after the home

run, Providence reclaimed

the lead with four runs in the

fourth inning. Mike Massaro,

Alex Helmin, O’Boyle

The Providence baseball team poses for a photo with the regional championship plaque Saturday, May 27, after the Celtics

won 8-2 in Tinley Park. Photos by Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

Pitcher Bryce Barnett kept the Thunderbolts scoreless the

rest of the way after giving up a two-run home run in the

first inning.

and Kaup drove in one run

each on a quartet of singles

to give Providence a 5-2

lead.

The Celtics blew the game

open in the fifth inning with

three more runs. Gorski

had a two-run double, and

Dylan Gorski (right) slides into third base before the throw

comes in.

O’Boyle had an RBI sacrifice

fly.

“They’re a three-time

state champ for a reason,”

DeHaan said. “We knew it

wasn’t going to be easy. I

just wish we would have

played our best.”

Andrew hasn’t won a regional

title since 2010.


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Girls Soccer

West and East go down to the wire, end in PKs

Steve Millar

Freelance Reporter

When Lincoln-Way West

goes into a penalty-kick

shootout, coach Jeff Theiss

has plenty of confidence.

Senior goalkeeper Erin

Toomey has experience in

big situations and always

seems to rise to the occasion.

The Warriors shooters

are always primed and ready

for penalty kicks, as well.

Wednesday night was no

exception as the Warriors

won the penalty-kick shootout

4-1 to earn a stunning 1-0

victory over Lincoln-Way

East in a Class 3A Sandburg

Sectional semifinal.

“We said it right from the

start,” Theiss said. “Everybody

can step up with confidence

because we’ve got

Toomey between the pipes.

She’s been huge in PKs.

She’s a PK specialist, honestly.

“We finish every day of

training with each girl gets

one PK and if you miss, you

have to do (burpee exercises).

That’s given us a lot

of success. When you take a

few shots in training, you get

complacent. But when you

have just one, with a punishment

in mind, you’ve got to

step up and bury it.”

The win sent the Warriors

(15-6-2) into a sectional

championship matchup with

third-seeded Sandburg (14-

5-1) that concluded on Saturday,

May 27.

West and the Griffins (15-

4-1) played 100 minutes of

scoreless soccer, forcing the

match to come down to penalty

kicks.

Madison Mikalauski, Breanna

Bembenek and Savina

Filip scored for the Warriors

in the first three rounds of

the shootout.

East, meanwhile, got a

conversion from Bianca

West goalie Erin Toomey kicks the ball.

Galassini, but Caroline Kilrea’s

shot hit the crossbar

and Toomey made a save on

Emily Scianna’s shot.

“It was an unlucky shot for

Caroline,” Toomey said. “If

that goes in, it’d be a whole

different situation. That

boosted our confidence and

then I was able to make the

save. I try as much as I can

not to think too much and let

the pressure get to me. I feel

like as long as I’m confident,

things will end well for me.”

After Toomey’s save, the

stage was set for sophomore

Jane Pinkerton to win it in

the fourth round. Pinkerton

buried a hard rolling shot inside

the right post to set off

a raucous celebration for the

Warriors.

“It was insanely nerve

wracking, but we always say

‘Just like practice, just like

practice,’” Pinkerton said.

“This win is insanely special

for us. There’s no other feeling

like this.”

Theiss was especially

impressed with Filip, who

doesn’t typically take penalty

kicks.

“Sara Loichinger is normally

our third shooter, but

she was cramping up really

bad, so we slotted Savina

in there,” Theiss said. “She

comes in and smokes a shot

top shelf. That’s what this

game was really all about for

us. It was about next man up

and everybody stepping up.”

The Warriors held the

Griffins’ high-powered attack

to just two shots on goal

through regulation and two

overtime periods.

While West produced just

one shot on goal itself, it’s

defensive focus paid off.

“We didn’t change much,”

Theiss said. “Our back line

has been so sound. It starts

with Toomey being vocal in

the back.

“We had to give Galassini

Lincoln-Way West midfielder Kylee Brandau (left) kicks the ball, while Lincoln-Way East’s

Kelsey McInturff tries to deflect it May 24 during a sectional semifinal game against

Lincoln-Way East in Orland Park. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

some extra attention. Carissa

(Knezz) was doing a great

job with her and unfortunately

she hurt her knee. We

made a couple adjustments

and Madison (Mikalauski)

did a great job maintaining

that role.”

Although the Warriors

came in as an underdog,

Theiss said his team believed

they could win.

“These girls have grit

and resiliency,” he said.

“They’re a fun group. They

were confident going into

this game. You could see it

in their eyes. I give a lot of

credit to our senior leaders.

What a great effort from

these girls. I’m very proud

of them.”

Each team had one good

scoring chance in the first

half. Kilrea fired high on a

free kick in the 28th minute

while Filip’s free kick in the

final minute of the first half

was saved by East goalkeeper

Maria Fields.

That’d be West’s only shot

on goal.

The Griffins picked up

their offense in the second

half, but still had a tough

time generating good chances.

Their best look came with

10 minutes left in regulation

when Kelsey McInturff put a

header on goal.

Toomey leaped to deflect

the shot off the crossbar and

out.

In the end, it was a frustrating

end to a great season

for the Griffins, who went

undefeated in the SouthWest

Suburban Red.

“Soccer is a cruel sport,”

East coach Mike Murphy

said. “We had an outstanding

year. It’s unfortunate it

ended here, but you’ve got

to give West credit. They

wanted to try to get it to PKs.

They put 10 people behind

the ball and it was hard to

score. We had more opportunities

to score and more possession,

but they executed

their game plan.”

11 seniors played their

last game for East, including

eight starters.

“This group of seniors

was special,” Murphy said.

“There are going to be some

voids. These seniors did a

great job getting both East

and North together. The girls

from East welcomed me and

our coaching staff and I’m

thankful to them for that.

“These girls just loved

each other. I think they’re

going to have some lifelong

friends. I told them soccer

is soccer, but there are other

more important things in

life and we built some great

friendships this year.”


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West offense scores early, defense leads rest of the way

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

After a sectional semifinals

matchup that went

down to penalty kicks, it

took the Lincoln-Way West

girls soccer team just 80

minutes to do what no other

team in program history had

— win a sectional title.

The Warriors scored early

in the first half Saturday,

May 27, and survived an

onslaught in the second half

to defeat host Sandburg 1-0

in the Class 3A Sandburg

Sectional championship

game.

What does the sectional

title mean for these girls?

“Everything,” West senior

goalkeeper Erin Toomey

said after the game. “It’s

the greatest feeling ever,

especially this being my

senior year. It’s the greatest

feeling. I can’t really explain

it.”

Toomey recorded her

16th shutout of the season,

tying West’s single-season

record. She came up big in

the second half, as Sandburg

dominated possession

and put chance after chance

either on net or nearby.

“[The Eagles] are a really

talented group,” Toomey

said. “But I think the fact

that we were able to put

one down on them so early

[helped]. I think we knew

what we had to do — play

very defensively and be

very careful with them.”

That early goal came

courtesy of West junior

Savina Filip, who received

the ball inside the box from

senior forward Breanna

Bembenek. Filip, who was

guarded, took a touch to

her right, getting by the defender,

and did not hesitate,

lacing a hard shot to the far

post for the goal with 28

minutes and 2 seconds left

in the first half.

“I saw Bembenek getting

the ball and taking it up the

line, and I just needed to

get up there with her,” Filip

said. “No one was running

up there, so I thought I’d go.

I called for the ball. Luckily,

I got it and turned right

past the defender and took

the shot. I didn’t even think

about it. I saw the goal was

there, and I took [the shot].”

If it were not for an injury,

it is possible Filip would not

have been at that right spot

at the right time. West coach

Jeff Theiss said that after inside

midfielder Sara Loichinger

got hurt, he needed to

find a replacement.

“[Filip] was an inside mid

for the first half of the season,

before we moved her

[to defense],” he said. “So,

we decided to bump Savina

forward, Sam [Sarna] back

in the middle, where she

had been playing, and then

got Meghan Schick on the

field out there at outside

back.

“Talk about timing. Unbelievable.

One counter attack:

Bembenek gets wide

and slots a nice ball across,

and Savina is confident and

composed, and she finishes

it into the back of the net.”

But after the goal, the

tide turned in favor of the

Eagles, as they had scoring

opportunity after opportunity

over the final 60 minutes

of the game.

“I thought we had a difficult

time clearing the

ball,” Theiss said. “Sandburg

was doing a great job

of applying pressure. But

the girls stayed compact.

They did a great job on the

weak-side switch. Sandburg

was doing an excellent job

dropping balls to that back

post. Toomey came up a

few times for us when we

needed her to, and the girls

scrapped and battled.”

Theiss credited his goalkeeper

for her performance.

“She’s a brick wall,” Theiss

said. “She is such a natural

leader and in the right

way. She’s going to be vocal

when she needs to be, but

she also leads by example

more than anything. When

you’ve got a goalie back

there who is willing to sacrifice,

it becomes contagious

throughout the program. We

know what we’ve got out of

her. She’s been huge for us

now for two straight years.”

Theiss also credited his

players’ soccer smarts as

being key to surviving the

second half. Filip also offered

up an explanation.

“It was all about us wanting

it more, to get that first

sectional championship for

West,” she said. “I think

it was us putting it all out

there for our team.

“I think we’re seen as the

underdogs in a lot of circumstances.

So, we wanted

to take advantage of being

able to show what we have

and what we’re made of as

a team.”

Filip is new to West this

season, after playing for

sister school Lincoln-Way

Central prior to the redistricting,

which took place

after North closed at the end

of this past school year.

“Being able to do this is

an incredible feeling,” Filip

said of the sectional title

win. “I wouldn’t want to

have done it for any other

team. These girls have been

great. Coming over from

[Lincoln-Way Central], it’s

a whole new atmosphere.

Being able to help them

[win the program’s first sectional]

was awesome.”

Meanwhile, for Sandburg,

Filip’s game-winner was the

first goal the Eagles had allowed

this postseason. But

it was a big one, making it

back-to-back seasons for

the Eagles in which they

Lincoln-Way West senior goalkeeper Erin Toomey jumps up to bat a ball away Saturday,

May 27, late in the second half on a corner kick attempt by Sandburg. The Warriors held on

to win 1-0. Photos by Jon DePaolis/22nd Century Media

West’s Anna Kirk (left) and Sandburg’s Aislinn Mulvey race toward a loose ball.

lost in the sectional final.

“Those last 40 minutes

[were] everything I could

ask of [the girls],” Sandburg

coach Katie O’Connell said

after the game. “We had

chances. [West’s] goalie is

good. We had the opportunities.

I mean, in the last

10 seconds of the game, we

put one on frame. We had

chances, but it doesn’t always

go the way we want.

“It stinks. This group has

worked super-hard the last

two years only to go out

in the sectional championship.

It’s never the way you

want it to end for anyone.

It would have been nice to

get to super-sectionals, but

West came out and played

hard. You have to wish them

the best.”


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Bennitt holds off East’s late surge in Central win

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way Central

pitcher Brandon Bennit

thought for a split second

that he blew the Knights’

chance to win a regional

final.

He gave up a long foul

ball that looked and sounded

like a potential basesclearing

hit with Central

holding a two-run lead

against Lincoln-Way East

in the seventh inning.

“I didn’t think it would

hook,” Bennit said. “I was

a little nervous. I kind of

laughed it off. It should

kind of shake you up, but I

was like, ‘I can’t let that affect

me.’ I knew to go right

back at him.”

Bennit picked up the final

three outs after that while

limiting East to one run as

the Knights secured their

first regional title since

2010 with a 5-4 victory in

the Lincoln-Way East Regional

championship game

on Saturday, May 27.

Second-seeded Central

(22-8), which scored

all five of its runs against

Louisville recruit Danny

Zimmerman, advances to

a Homewood-Flossmoor

Sectional semifinal game

against third-seeded Lincoln-Way

West at 6:15 p.m.

on Wednesday, May 31.

“To know that we’re

playing our best baseball

right now, I think is a huge

turning point for these

guys,” Central coach Mitch

Nowicki said. “I think we’ll

have a lot of confidence going

forward.”

Bennit, who scored two

runs earlier as the designated

hitter, took the mound in

a 5-3 game with no outs in

the seventh inning. Before

he entered, East loaded the

bases with two walks and a

single against reliever Ryan

Vice.

East junior Julian Everett,

the first batter Bennit faced,

pulled a 3-2 pitch foul by a

foot or two down the rightfield

line. Bennit bounced

back and struck out Everett

on the next pitch.

He got Mike Wallace to

ground into an RBI fielder’s

choice as East pulled within

5-4 with runners on second

and third. Jim Richmond

flew out to right field to end

the game.

“It’s a really tough situation,

but he’s tough as

nails,” Nowicki said. “He

DHs for us, which is a

tough thing mentally to do.

He’s come in in some big

ball games for us and shut

the door. There’s no guy we

trusted more in that situation

to get strikes and get

outs for us. He did an outstanding

job.”

“You have to tip your hat

to [Bennit],” East coach

Paul Babcock said. “I also

tip our hats to our guys because

I loved the approach

we had [at the plate].”

Central had advanced

to the regional championship

game by pulling out

a 1-0 victory against 15thseeded

Joliet Central. Tyler

Schuerg had an RBI

double, center fielder Matt

Duske threw out a runner

at the plate and Josh Currier

earned the win on the

mound.

East, the eighth seed and

SouthWest Suburban Blue

co-champions, had opened

the postseason with a 13-3

victory against 10th-seeded

T.F. South.

In a rematch of an April

21 non-conference game

that East won 12-1 at Central,

the Knights jumped out

early. Schuerg had an RBI

single and RBI fielder’s

Lincoln-Way Central infielder Jake Blount sends the ball in the air during his team’s 5-4 win in the regional final over

Lincoln-Way East Saturday, May 27. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Central’s Brandon Bennitt slides safely into second base

while East infielder Jake Arthur holds the tag on him.

choice, and Aaron Andersen

had an RBI single to

give Central a 3-0 lead after

three innings.

Everett sliced an RBI single

down the left-field line

to pull East within 3-1 in

the fourth inning and chase

Central starter Andrew

Hancock. Reliever Nate

Davis inherited runners on

first and second, walked the

bases loaded but got out of

the inning without allowing

a run.

In the sixth inning, Sean

Robinson stroked a two-run

double down the left-field

line to tie the game 3-3.

Jacob Blount reclaimed

the lead for Central in the

bottom of the sixth inning

with an RBI double off

Zimmerman.

Knights players pose for a photo with their newly won

regional championship plaque.

“He was going to try to

overpower us with the fastball,

so we just had to be

ready for it,” Blount said.

“Make contact with it. He

supplied the power. Just

trying to put the ball on the

right side, get that runner

home.”

Blount scored from third

on a batted ball off of third

base to pad the lead to 5-3.

“I’m so proud of us because

we never gave in,”

Babcock said. “We battled.

Nobody gave in. That’s a

key in life. Baseball teaches

so many life lessons, and

you have to carry yourself

with class and pride. We’re

not going to hang our heads

because we did everything

we possibly could and came

up a little short.”


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fastbreak

Boys Volleyball

Warriors fall in regional final after defeating JCA in semis

Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

1st-and-3

Volley-ballin’

1. Mason Davis (above)

The Lincoln-Way Central

standout put on

a show when it mattered

most for the

Knights, picking up

11 kills, four blocks,

six digs and an ace

en route to an IHSA

regional final win

over Lockport Township

May 24.

2. Louden Moran

Lincoln-Way West’s

right side combined

for 11 kills between

a win against JCA

May 23 and a regional

final loss against

Lincoln-Way East the

following day.

3. Andrew Stevens

The Knights setter

did his job admirably,

and he contributed

beyond setting up

teammates. He

finished the regional

match with 26 assists,

seven digs, an

ace and a block in

the winning effort.

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way West believed

it could be the first

team in program history to

bring home a regional championship.

However, the Warriors ran

into perennial power Lincoln-Way

East, which added

to its trophy collection by

winning its sixth regional

title in seven years.

“We were the fourth seed

playing the No. 1 seed, so

we knew we were the underdogs,”

West coach Jodi Frigo

said. “We were confident in

our abilities and knew if we

could limit errors that possibly

it could go in our favor.

We truly believed it was possible

all the way through.”

The Warriors got off to a

hot start in the opening set

but lost to the Griffins 25-21,

25-22 in the Joliet West Regional

championship game

on May 24.

Junior Brandyn Cullen

paced West with seven kills,

while sophomore Chris Dargan

added six. Sophomores

Ben Pluskota and Louden

Moran had four kills apiece.

Senior Hugh Flores registered

15 digs, and sophomore

David Flores totaled

14 assists.

The young Warriors team

played five sophomores,

one junior and two seniors

against an East team made up

of all upperclassmen except

for one sophomore on the

roster.

LISTEN UP

“From the beginning of the third set, we said, ‘This is your

game. [Lockport] came back, but we kept momentum on our

side.”

“We were young, but we

went with a lineup that was

strong with ball control,”

Frigo said. “[East is] a team

full of experienced players.

They outsized us. Their

height compared to our

height is bigger. They put

up a stronger front line than

we do. They’re beatable, but

they play a very nice, clean

game, and that experience

plays a factor in that.”

West jumped out to 11-7

and 16-11 leads in the first

set. It hit balls out of bounds

and had kill attempts blocked

by East as the Griffins closed

the set on a 14-5 run.

In the second set, the Warriors

trailed 6-2 and 17-12.

They pulled within 18-17

but no closer.

“I’m proud of my guys,”

Frigo said. “I feel like we did

everything we needed to do.

We passed extremely well.

We were very aggressive

swinging and hitting.

“They made their share

of errors, and we made our

share of errors. Unfortunately,

we made ours right at the

last five points.”

The Warriors have not

won a regional title in the

program’s eight-year history.

They’ve gone 0-4 in the

regional finals, with all four

losses coming against a fellow

Lincoln-Way school.

It was West’s third loss to

East this season after losses

in the Smack Attack tournament

and in a conference

contest. This meeting was

closer than their most recent

Mason Davis – Lincoln-Way Central senior volleyball player, on how the Knights beat

the Porters in the regional finals.

TUNE IN

matchup on May 4, which

West lost 25-20, 25-16.

Hugh Flores, West’s libero,

sat out the first two

meetings with an injury that

forced him to miss most of

the season. He returned on

Senior Night, and while

his addition wasn’t enough

for a win over East, he was

thrilled to finish his high

school career on the court

and not on the bench.

“I injured myself at the

first tournament of the year

and just got back,” Flores

said. “The doctors said I

wasn’t going to be able to

come back, but I had a fast

recovery, so I’m really happy

I got to play. I’ve been

feeling good, confident.”

The Warriors got to the

regional final with a pair of

straight-set wins to open the

postseason. They eased their

way to a 25-5, 25-6 win over

13th-seeded Rich East in a regional

quarterfinal on May 22.

They defeated 12-seed Joliet

Central 25-16, 25-16 in

a regional semifinal on May

23. David Flores totaled 20

assists, Moran tallied seven

kills, Pluskota added six kills

and Dargan had five kills.

They led wire to wire

against Joliet Central. After

building a 14-7 lead in the

first set, they led by three or

more the rest of the set. They

went up 11-4 in the second

set and did not allow Central

to get any closer than 13-9.

“With the hard work

we’ve been putting in, these

[first two playoff] games

Softball

June 5

• Lincoln-Way Central travels to the site of

the supersectional.

Lincoln-Way West setter David Flores combined for 34

assists between a regional semifinal win on May 23 and the

regional final loss to Lincoln-Way East on May 24 in Joliet.

22nd Century Media File Photo

have been pretty easy for us

because we’ve been growing

and keep getting better and

better,” Moran said after the

win over Central.

The Warriors return five

sophomores who saw regular

INDEX

playing time throughout the

season, four juniors and one

freshman.

They lose six seniors: Nathan

Bulow, Nate Fairbairn,

Hugh Flores, Justin Rel-

Please see Westvball, 44

43 – Athlete of the Month

43 – Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor James

Sanchez, james@newlenoxpatriot.com


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tradition

No. 7-seed Providence baseball continues its

playoff winning streak, Pages 50-51

Avenging last year’s loss

West baseball takes home regional title

after losing by one run last year, Page 49

Lincoln-Way West

players swarm the middle

of the field seconds after

winning the Class 3A

Sandburg Sectional title

Saturday, May 27, in Orland

Park. Jon DePaolis/22nd

Century Media

Warriors girls soccer

wins first sectional

title in school

history, Page 53

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