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Village honors

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Paralympian Master

Sgt. Israel Del Toro,

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Master Sgt. Israel Del

Toro shows the key to the

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Sunday, Sept. 3, during a

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Trip to Silk Avenue Scarves

Deadline to register for trip

is Sept. 7. Bus trip will depart

10 a.m. Thursday, Sept.

14, New Lenox Park District,

701 W. Haven Ave., New

Lenox. Travel to Silk Avenue

Scarves in Plainfield for a

unique afternoon of creating

a one-of-a-kind, 100 percent

silk scarf or table runner. Silk

Avenue utilizes the ancient

Turkish art form “Ebru” (water

marbling) to create beautiful

one-of-a-kind creations.

Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet

at a nearby Aurelio’s Pizza.

Cost is $70 and includes

transportation, project materials

and lunch. For more

information and registration,

call (815) 485-3584 or visit

Senior Coffee and Treats

10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 7,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Seniors 55 and older

are invited to join the library

for coffee and treats in the Senior

Center, located upstairs in

Adult Services. Talk with other

older adults, and hear about

other upcoming events at the

library especially for seniors.

For more information, visit or

call (815) 485-2605.

Afternoon Movie

1:30-3:15 p.m. Sept. 7,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. The Library will be

showing the classic 1939

Comedy-Drama “Mr. Smith

Goes to Washington.” When

idealisic young Jefferson

Smith (James Stewart) winds

up appointed to the United

States Senate, he gains mentorship

of Senator Joseph

Paine (Claude Rains). For

more information, visit www. or call

(815) 485-2605.

Suicide Prevention Day

6-9 p.m. Sept. 7, New

Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox. In support

of World Suicide Prevention

Day, the New Lenox Safe

Communities America Coalition

is hosting A Pathway to

Hope and Healing. Community

agencies involved with

suicide prevention and awareness

will host an information

expo, followed by a panel

discussion. The panel will be

followed by a QPR suicide

prevention training. Opening

remarks will be made by

Mayor Tim Baldermann. To

register for this free event,

call (815) 462-6493 or email


Art Attack!

4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 8,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. This program is for

students in grades 4-8. Mix

imagination with art in this art

club just for tweens. Zentangle

Mugs will take doodles to

a higher level.For more information

and registration, visit or

call (815) 485-2605.


Donation Drive

Sept. 9, Jewel, 475 N.

Nelson Road, New Lenox.

Sharefest will be collecting

items for the troops, schools

and pantries. A list of items

suggested will be provided

by volunteers at the door.


8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9,

Spencer School Campus,

1701 S. Spencer Road, New

Lenox. Sharefest will host a

recycling event. Pack to unload

in this order: household

hazerdous waste, electronics,

Styrofoam, scrapmetal,

textiles/clothes, home goods,

toys, books, food donations

and American Flags. Vehicles

will be unloaded according to

and in order of the list above.

i.e. household hazardous

waste will be unloaded first,

then electronics second. etc.

foreverU 5k

9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Hickory

Creek Barrens Nature Preserve,

20733 S. Schoolhouse

Road, New Lenox, IL. Join

foreverU, an organization

founded by Mokena native

Ryan Hesslau, for a 5k run

and walk. Support their mission

to reduce bullying, division,

and student suffering in

our culture and provide support

to struggling youth. Registration

cost is $25. Walk-up

registration cost is $30 (shirt

not guaranteed). Children 10

and under run for free (shirt

not included). For more information

and registration, visit



Shredding and Food Drive

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 9,

First Bank of New Lenox, 836

Laraway Road, New Lenox.

The First Bank of New Lenox,

a branch of First Bank of Manhattan,

will host a Shredding

and Food Drive Event. 15 box

limit. For more information,

call (815) 462-9268.

Schmuhl School Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9,

Schmuhl School - Hickory

Creek Preserve, 20733 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New

Lenox. Experience what

school was like in a one-room

school in the 1930s. At New

Lenox Area Historical Society,

history is fun. For more information,

call (815) 485-5576.


9/11 Memorial Ceremony

9:11 a.m. Sept. 11, Fireman’s

Memorial, Village

Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. 9/11 memorial

ceremony with guest

speakers an 9/11 artifacts on


Matter of Balance

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays,

Sept. 11-Oct 30, New Lenox

Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox; and 9:30-

11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept.

28-Nov. 16, Lincolnway

Christian Church, 690 E. Illinios

Highway, New Lenox.

This class is designed to reduce

the fear of falling and increase

activity levels among older

adults. Set goals to increase

activity, change the environment

to reduce fall risk factors,

and learn exercises to increase

strength and balance. For more

information and registration,

call (815) 462-6493 or email

Village Board Meeting

7 p.m. Sept. 11, Village

Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. For more information

and meeting agendas,



Business on the Move

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12,

Gatto’s Restaurant & Bar,

1938 E. Lincoln Highway,

Suite 117, New Lenox. Join

the New Lenox Chamber of

Commerce for “30 Ways to

Grow Your List.” Kathy Hays

of Hays Digital Group will

present a workshop on email

marketing. Cost is $20 for

Chamber members and $25

for non-members and includes

lunch. For more information,

call (815) 485-4241.


Job & Resource Fair

1-4 p.m. Sept. 13, Frankfort

Township Building, 11000 W.

Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.

Network with local employers

at this job fair hosted by

Sharefest. A variety of industries

will be on-site. Be prepared

for interviews, dress for

success and bring resumes.

Part time, full time and seasonal

positions will be available.


Dinner and Dance Auction

5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

16, The Odyssey Country

Club 19110 Ridgeland Avenue,

Tinley Park. Join Trinity

Services, Inc. for an evening

of fine dining, dancing,

and silent and live auctions

at their 28th Annual Dinner

Dance & Auction. The theme

is “Havana Nights,” and the

event will feature music by

The Connextion Band, with

cocktails starting at 5 p.m.

Cost is $100 per person. All

proceeds benefit the children

and adults with developmental

disabilities and mental illness.

For more information

and tickets, visit www.trini

or call (815) 717-3750.


Restaurant Week

Ongoing through Sept. 17.

More than 20 local restaurants

will be offering specials

during New Lenox Restaurant

Week. Specials include

20 percent off, buy one/get

one free and free food with

purchase. Try them all and

mention Restaurant Week.

Visit and

for a list

of participating restaurants.

Donations for Hurricane

Harvey Victims

Ongoing through September.

New Lenox Dental

Group, 1600 West Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox. New

Lenox Dental Group will be

accepting donations of nonperishable

foods, baby supplies

(formula/food, wipes,

bottles, clothes), hygeine

products (shampoo, body

wipes, hand sanitizer, feminine

products, razors ect.)

and plus-size adult clothing.

Refrain from donating water/

beverages, candy, perishable

food and toys. Drop Off Times

are Mondays, Tuesdays and

Thursdays from 3-6 p.m.

To submit an item to the printed

calendar, contact Assistant

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New Lenox Village Board

Trustees approve hike in sales tax

Megann Horstead

Freelance Reporter

To ensure the Village of

New Lenox’s ability to secure

funding to help offset

the cost for infrastructure

improvement projects, officials

decided Aug. 28 to

adopt an ordinance increasing

the home rule sales tax.

In a pair of unanimous

decisions, trustees agreed

to convey a 0.5 percent increase

to the Village’s home

rule sales tax thereby establishing

a new rate at 2 percent

effective Jan. 1

Village Administrator

Kurt Carroll said the Village

views the actions taken by

the trustees as being “more

advantageous” to residents

and business owners.

“There were discussions

of how we would fund our

infrastructure improvement

projects,” he said of the alternatives

explored. “The

board favored [the home rule

sales tax increase] because it

was more advantageous to

our residents and businesses

than the alternatives.”

The Village intends to use

the dollars generated by the

home rule sales tax to help

pay for projects valued approximately

at $80 million

to address wastewater treatment,

water mains on Route

30 and Cedar Road, and access

to Lake Michigan water.

Carroll said the Village

has initiated efforts to fund

a part of these projects and

added officials hope to lessen

the impact imposed on

Round it up

A brief recap of action and discussion from the Aug. 28

meeting of the Village Board of Trustees:

• Trustees approved a site plan and the setting of

surety for Ridgeway Gas Station at the northwest

corner of Laraway and Cedar roads.

• The board pulled from the agenda a measure

authorizing an amendment to a purchasing contract

with CVS Pharmacy.

• Officials agreed to adopt an ordinance creating

a Class D4 liquor license to help advance plans

presented to the Village to operate a craft brewery

called Hickory Creek Brewing Company.

residents and business owners

by imposing an increased


Municipalities are typically

allowed to impose a

1-percent sales tax. Under

home rule, New Lenox is afforded

the ability to extend

another sales tax.

New Lenox received

community support in 2008

when officials passed a referendum

to become a home

rule municipality. That measure

gives the Village powers

in governing that otherwise

are not defined by state

statutes. The extent to which

New Lenox can extend its

taxation authority, for example,

serves as one way that

officials can put to use its

added options in governing.

In 2010, the Village presented

a plan to the board to

implement a home rule sales

tax; it was approved. New

Lenox started by assessing a

1-percent sales tax and subsequently

increased the rate

by 0.5 percent twice in 2011.

State law allows the Village

to establish changes to

its home rule sales tax, so

long as it goes into effect on

July 1 or Jan. 1.

Now, in 2017, trustees

took action on the Village’s

third ordinance regulating

its home rule sales tax by

approving a 0.5 percent increase.

Carroll referenced a study

that showed 80 percent of

sales tax generated comes

from people outside of the

Village’s borders and said

it’s clear that our residents

will benefit from such a


The matter of adopting an

ordinance to increase the rate

received no discussion at the

board’s regular meeting.

Carroll said the Village

needed to inform the state

of its intent to increase the

home rule sales tax by Oct.


“The board had to approve

it for this to take effect,” he




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Del Toro caps off weekend in hometown with parade

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Labor Day weekend was

a special few days for Air

Force Master Sgt. Israel Del


The celebrated serviceman

– who less than two

months ago received the Pat

Tillman Award for Service

at the 2017 ESPY Awards

– returned last weekend to

his old stomping grounds of

New Lenox to much fanfare.

Del Toro kicked off the holiday

weekend Friday, Sept.

1 by serving as an honorary

captain at Providence Catholic’s

home-opening football

game, where he stepped on

the field on which he once

played for the first time since

graduating in 1993.

“It was just an amazing

feeling,” said Del Toro, who

spent much of his youth in the

Home of Proud Americans.

The following night, he attended

the Barenaked Ladies

concert on the Village Commons,

and was greeted with

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Don Boyer, senior state vice commander of the VFW

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Anderson VFW Post 9545 in New Lenox, informs Israel Del

Toro he has been granted a life membership in Post 9545.

Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro (left) rides with Mayor Tim Baldermann in a convertible around

the Village Commons to kick off the ceremony for Del Toro on Sunday, Sept. 3. Photos by

Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

Members of the Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West Air Force Junior ROTC bear

numerous American flags while marching in the procession on the New Lenox Village


louder cheers than the crowd

gave the Grammy-nominated


“I was like, ‘Whoa,’ there

were people screaming and

yelling,” he said, and added

that New Lenox Mayor Tim

Baldermann joked that he

was going to make the band


The celebration of Del Toro

concluded Sunday, Sept. 3,

which Baldermann honored

Del Toro with a parade and

rally. The airman, who was

nearly killed by a roadside

bomb in Afghanistan in 2005

and was told by doctors he

might never walk or breathe

without a respirator, received

the key to the village, the

Stars of American Freedom

award and several other commendations

in front of family,

old friends and some 200

other people who gathered on

the Commons on a sunny and

warm morning.

“For me, it’s been a great

weekend... it’s a great honor,”

Del Toro said at a press

conference prior to Sunday’s

festivities. “I consider this

my hometown; I spent my

teenage years here. Seeing

that my community and the

mayor reached out and wanted

to do something for me

was eye opening and awesome.

It’s just awesome.”

The Del Toro Day program

featured a brief procession

around the Commons’

Ring Road, and guest speakers

from the Military Order

of the Purple Heart Chapter

252 in Tinley Park and Operation

Welcome You Home.

Afterward, the airman hung

around and had photos taken

with attendees.

A life of purpose

Del Toro, known to friends

as D.T., was riding in a Humvee

when disaster struck 12

years ago. He sustained thirddegree

burns on more than 80

percent of his body, lost most

of his fingers and was given

a 15-percent chance to survive.

He spent four months

in a coma, and when he

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awoke, he thought the life he

had known was over. He has

since undergone more than

100 surgeries.

But through it all, Del Toro

maintained the spirit of the

fighter he had always been.

By the time he was 14 years

old, he lost both his parents

and was forced to help raise

his younger siblings. That

experience, among others,

helped prepare him for what

was to come.

“I’ve always been challenged

in life,” he said.

“Maybe God put all those obstacles

in front of me to help

get me to where I am now.”

Del Toro did walk again,

is breathing just fine on his

own and is once again serving

his country – he is the

first airman to re-enlist after

being granted 100-percent

disability. He is also a Paralympian

who has participated

in the Invictus Games and

the Department of Defense

Warrior Games, and he owns

world records in the shot

put, discus and javelin. He

is the first disabled airman

to be selected for the World

Class Athlete Program.

And while the awards, accolades

and world records are

all meaningful, what matters

most to Del Toro is the effect

his story of perseverance can

have on other people.

“It showed my son and

everyone else you can accomplish

anything as long

as you keep pushing, keep

fighting, find that fire and

stay positive,” he said as to

why, among other reasons,

he re-enlisted when he could

have retired.

After he received the Pat

Tillman Award in July, Del

Toro was bombarded with

direct messages, many from

people who were inspired by

his story. Some of them, he

said, had all but given up on


“The ones that were more

meaningful to me were the

people who were inspired

to keep pushing,” he said.

“Some said they were ready

to end their life. I answered

all those. I might not reach

Some of the roughly 200 ceremony attendees, seen here at the Village Commons beyond

Air Force Junior ROTC members, clap for Del Toro.

everyone, but if I reach that

one person who’s down and

out, I do my job. There’s a

reason why God kept me

alive. If it’s my purpose in

life to go out and speak to

help others, so be it.”

Coming home?

The final speaker at Sunday’s

awards presentation

was Del Toro himself, and

he mentioned that when he

does finally retire from the

Air Force – 2020 sounds

good to him, he said – he, his

wife, Carmen, and son, Israel,

may move to New Lenox.

He is currently stationed at

the Air Force Academy in

Colorado Springs.

“The spirit of my town has

always been with me,” he

said, and referenced his time

as a student at Oakview (now

Oster-Oakview) and Providence.

“You make me feel

like I am part of this community

again. And while the

awards and all this is great,

but you guys being out here

for me is even better. As a

wounded service member,

we usually don’t get these

welcome-home celebrations

– we’re in a hospital recovering,

trying to get better – so to

have one, finally, thank you.

It truly means a lot to me.”

Among the attendees was

New Lenox resident Matt

Kelly, who served in the

Israel Del Toro speaks to the crowd alongside the Pat

Tillman Award for Service he received at the 2017 ESPY

Awards earlier this summer.

Army from 1993 to 1997.

Kelly was there with his

wife, Jennifer, and children

Madelyn, 7, and Casey, 5.

“Because of heroes, like

Israel, we get to do our dayto-day

business and get to

enjoy our lives,” Kelly said.

Several of Del Toro’s old

high school pals also came

out to see him, including

Kristin McWilliams, who

brought two of her children

– daughter, Peyton, 10, and

son, Seth, 12 – because she

wanted them to see firsthand

the sacrifice Del Toro

made to the United States.

McWilliams, of Manhattan,

said “Izzy” is much the same

guy he was during his high

school years.

“He was quite the character,

quite the jokester and he

still is,” she said. “And that’s

what I love about him. He

hasn’t lost his sense of humor,

he hasn’t lost who he is

throughout his whole ordeal.

It’s humbling.”

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The information compromised

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2016, the notice said.

Silver Cross stated there’s

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navigated to one of the

affected web forms and accessed

sensitive information.

Silver Cross has offered

12 months of complimentary

credit monitoring to those

affected. It is also working

with the vendor to reconfigure

its security settings and

called upon computer experts

to assess the operation,

the notice said. Policies will

be reviewed and additional

training will take place to

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LWMB Community Night fit for ‘The King’

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Months of team practice

and countless hours of individual

preparation take place

before the talented students

of District 210 even step foot

onto the football field to provide

the music for the big

game. That’s right, it’s marching

band season again and for

the second year in a row approximately

280 musicians

from Lincoln-Way Central,

Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way

West have joined

forces to create cheer-inducing

music as the combined

Lincoln-Way Marching Band.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the

Lincoln-Way Marching Band

welcomed fans to Lincoln-

Way West for a Community

Night with Elvis – sponsored

by Giordano’s, Culver’s and

Riverside Healthcare – to enjoy

an evening full of free music

including the debut of the

competitive band’s new show,

“Bend, Twist and Turn.” Under

the direction of Christopher

Mroczek, Justin Barnish,

Dr. Bert Johnson and Cary

Ruklic, the band has been rehearsing

for the 2017 season

throughout the summer.

“This is year two and it’s

been a really great start to

the year so far,” said Ruklic.

“We’ve had a couple of parade

performances and this

is our first performance of

our competitive show. The

parents are super excited

about it.”

The night began with the

band playing “The Star-

Spangled Banner” and

sharing two of their parade

songs, “Battle Hymn of the

Republic” and “Born in the

U.S.A.” The group stuck

around to lead the crowd in

a rendition of the Lincoln-

Way alma matter before

leaving the field to prepare

for the debut of the competitive


“The competitive show

definitely showcases special

Don’t step on his blue suede shoes. Nick Miller, of Joliet,

performs as Elvis Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Lincoln-Way

Marching Band Community Night.

music and it’s all arranged

for the group,” said Ruklic.

“We have a design team that

goes through and creates the

design concept and an arranger,

who is based out of

California, who does all of

the music arrangements.”

A variety of interesting and

varied pieces – including

“Toward the Splendid City”

by Richard Danielpour, “The

Carnival Is Over” by Dead

Can Dance, the “3rd Movement”

of Michael Torke’s

Saxophone Concerto and

“Joyride” by Michael Markowski

– were highlighted

throughout the performance.

2017 marks the second

year of the combined Lincoln-Way

Marching Band

as well as the second opportunity

to host a community

night to raise funds for

supplies, equipment, meals,

travel and instrument repairs

for the band. Sponsorship

Director, Kim Hansen,

and LWC Music Boosters

President, Karen Bussean,

brought something new to

the program this year with

Nick Miller’s “Keeping the

King Alive” Elvis Presley

tribute show.

“Elvis is new this year,”

Hansen said. “We were looking

for something to entertain

the crowd and Elvis is a


Miller used his time to

perform some of Presley’s

biggest hits from the 1970s

era as well as early favorites.

“I was in band when I was

in high school, so this setting

brings back a lot of memories,”

he said. “It’s fun.”

The bleachers at Lincoln-

Way West were lined with

families eager to witness the

many talents of the young


“We’ve seen a few rehearsals

and a couple of her

parades, but this is the first

football-ish thing,” said New

Lenox resident Robert Lask,

whose daughter Amanda is a

freshman flutist at Central.

“It’s very exciting,” added

his wife Sandra.

Cindy Krawulski of New

Lenox was also eager to see

her daughter, Kylie, play

clarinet during the show.

“I’m excited to see how

the new show as evolved

and changed and become

Nikki Skiniotes, of Manhattan, fills out tickets for the fundraiser raffle Aug. 26 during

the Lincoln-Way Marching Band’s Community Night in New Lenox. Photos by Laurie

Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Lincoln-Way Marching Band’s wind section performs Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”

even more exciting and colorful,”

she said. “We want

the whole community to get

excited about it.”

As fans come out to support

local sports teams, the

music boosters hope that

families, friends and neighbors

will also continue to

cheer on the marching band.

“We encourage everyone

to be supportive and support

area music,” said Bussean.

“That’s the biggest thing.

We need the parents – and

the community members –

to support what these kids

are doing.”

Lincoln-Way Marching Band drum majors (left to right) Tara

Tischer, Meg Swanson (LWC) and Hailey Woock (LWW) look

up at the crowd. News

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New Lenox vendor to be a part of Mokena health fair

Amanda Del Buono

Freelance Reporter

For many, living a healthier

lifestyle is becoming more

important. As part of their

mission, Tammy Spatola

and Kris Geigner, co-owners

of Health Nutz, are driven

by a passion for educating

and helping people pursue

healthier lives.

Bringing their mission to

fruition, Health Nutz will

be hosting its second Health

Fair as a means to educate

and introduce people to the

variety of health and wellness

goods available. Taking

place Sept. 9, from 9 a.m.-3

p.m., the health fair will feature

about 50 vendors offering

demonstrations, samples

and more.

Expanding on the event

this year, five speakers will

talk about health and environmental

issues and their

natural solutions, Geigner


“We’re just celebrating the

community and everybody

getting healthier,” Geigner

said. “Our mission is getting

people healthy in a natural


Last year, the company

hosted its first Health Fair as

a way to celebrate its grand

re-opening after the business

partners purchased the company.

“Last year, we wanted to

do a grand re-opening, but

we wanted to give people

the opportunity not only to

learn about living healthy

lifestyles, but also to meet

people in the community doing

health-oriented things,”

Geigner said. “We had an

amazing response. … We

had close to 1,500 people attend.”

Since the success of last

year’s event, Health Nutz

has received inquiries about

when it will host its next

health fair, Spatola said.

“It has become, and will

be remembered in years to

come, as an actual community

event,” she said.

“It’s an annual, ongoing

event that the community

looks forward to every year.”

Among the vendors that

will be present at this year’s

health fair, Michael Nastepniak,

owner of Bee Humble

Bee Farm and Bee & You in

Frankfort and New Lenox,

will show off his live bees

and will offer insights to attendees

about the insects.

The company also will

showcase its line of cosmetics

made with bee products.

“I’m excited just to talk

to people, educate people,

as much as I can. That’s exciting

for me,” Nastepniak

said. “Bees are a hot topic

right now, and I want to give

people more information if I


Nastepniak said that he enjoys

the opportunity to work

with Spatola and Geigner.

“We have the same passion,”

he said. “They just

want to bring good products

to people and educate them

as much as they can. When

you have a passion for something,

it just comes out of

you, and you can see that in

Kris and Tammy.”

The passion in the Health

Nutz co-owners is clear to

many. Deana Hryn, a New

Lenox resident and independent

distributor for Norwex

and Nucerity, products that

offer a natural and healthier

way of cleaning, also shares

a passion for helping others

lead healthful lives.

Hryn will have products

on display at the fair. She

also looks forward to speaking

with people one-on-one

and sharing information

with others about innovations

in the health space, she


“You get to share your

love of health and wellness

and living better lives for

ourselves and our children,”

she said.

“There is so much information,

people are so confused

about all of the big,

bulk mass marketing on

products that they truly don’t

know the long-term effects

of what we consume. I want

to help them not just live

healthier lives but long lives

with better quality of life.”

Understanding the difficulties

that come with celiac

disease, Nancy O’Connor,

owner of Tinley Park’s

Sweet Pea Gluten Free, is

looking forward to sharing

her solution for those looking

for gluten-free options.

“For me, the most important

thing is being able to

provide not just something

healthier, but to provide

to people … a gluten-free

product that tastes good,”

O’Connor said.

O’Connor said she also

appreciates the variety of

health-and-wellness products

available at the fair.

“It’s a unique opportunity

to find a number of new

products, and it’s kind of

like a one-stop-shop, from

chiropractors to gluten-free

food to wonderful honey,”

she said. “It’s a great way to

talk to vendors about what

they offer directly. It’s a nicer,

personal, one-on-one way

to meet … folks who have

small businesses.”


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Community invited to free

disaster preparedness classes

Submitted by Village of New


The Village of New

Lenox will be hosting a

Community Emergency

Response Team (CERT)

20-hour basic course starting

Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Class size is limited to

40 and registration closes

Sept. 8.

The course is free to

New Lenox residents and

takes place every Wednesday

from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at

Village Hall. The final exercise

and graduation will

be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28.

The CERT program educates

people about disaster

preparedness for hazards

that may impact their area

and trains them in basic disaster

response skills, such

as fire safety, light search,

rescue-team organizations

and disaster medical training


Using the training

learned in the classroom

and during exercises,

CERT members can assist

others in their neighborhood

or workplace following

an event when professional

responders aren’t

immediately available for

help. CERT members are

also encouraged to support

emergency response agencies

by taking a more active

role in emergency preparedness

projects in their


CERT training will teach

participants to describe the

types of hazards that affect

their homes and communities;

describe the functions

of CERT and their roles in

immediate response; take

steps to prepare themselves

for a disaster; identify and

reduce potential fire hazards

in their home or workplace;

work as a team to

apply basic fire suppression

strategies, resources

and safety measures to

extinguish a burning liquid;

apply techniques for

opening airways, controlling

bleeding, and treating

shock; conduct triage under

simulated conditions; perform

head-to-toe assessments;

select and set-up

a treatment area; employ

basic treatments for various

wounds; identify planning

and size-up requirements

for potential search

and rescue situations; and

describe the most common

techniques for searching a


Those interested in registering

for the CERT course

should contact Daniel Martin,

Safe Community Coordinator,

Village of New

Lenox, (815) 462-6493 or

Free falls prevention classes

offered for older adults

A Matter of Balance

classes begin Sept.

11 and Sept. 28

Submitted by Village of New


Has someone turned down

a chance to go out with family

or friends because he or

she was concerned about

falling? Has one cut down on

a favorite activity because of

the possibility of falling?

If so, A Matter of Balance:

Managing Concerns About

Falls is a program to attend.

The New Lenox Safe

Communities America Coalition,

through collaborative

partnerships with member

organizations, is offering

two free, different sessions

in September for participants

to attend. The upcoming

session starts 9:30-11:30

a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 and

will have classes every

Monday through Oct. 30 at

Village Hall. If unavailable

on Mondays, the second set

of classes begin Thursday,

Sept. 28 from 9:30- 11:30

a.m. and occur every Thursday

through Nov. 16 at Lincolnway

Christian Church,

690 E. Illinois Highway in

New Lenox.

Fear of falling can be just

as dangerous as falling itself.

People who develop this fear

often limit their activities,

which can result in severe

physical weakness, making

the risk of falling even greater.

Many older adults also

experience increased isolation

and depression when

they limit their interactions

with family and friends. A

Matter of Balance can help

people improve their quality

of life and remain independent.

A Matter of Balance is designed

to reduce the fear of

falling and increase activity

levels among older adults.

Participants learn to set realistic

goals to increase activity,

change their environment

to reduce fall risk factors,

and learn simple exercises

to increase strength and balance.

For additional information

or to register for either

class, please contact Daniel

Martin, Safe Community

Coordinator, at (815) 462-

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local eateries

participate in

Restaurant Week

Food specials run

through Sept. 17

James Sanchez, Editor

The Village and New

Lenox Chamber of Commerce

decided to switch

things up for the local foodies.

Through Sunday, Sept.

17, participating eateries

will have special offers and

discounts for their customers

as part of the village’s

first installment of Restaurant


For the last five years,

Celebrate and Shop New

Lenox, which occurred between

Thanksgiving and

Christmas, was the period

when all local deals from a

variety of businesses took

place. However, designating

a time to each industry

throughout the year was the

more effective way to go. It

started with Bring on Spring

last April, which featured

mostly cleaning, flooring,

landscaping and home decorating

specials and now

Restaurant Week.

“We were thinking that

businesses will be more apt

to participate if it’s more

specialized rather than having

everything at the end of

the year,” said Village Economic

Development Coordinator

Nancy Dye.

Moving forward, Celebrate

and Shop New Lenox

will predominantly feature

deals from clothing and accessory

stores. Dye chose

Restaurant Week

When: Runs through Sept. 17

Participating restaurants with deals…

Twenty-percent off:

• Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company,

2101 Calistoga Drive (excluding alcohol,

tip and taxes)

• Bulldog Ale House, 2387 E. Joliet

Highway (excluding daily specials, tip and


• IHOP, 411 E. Lincoln Hwy. (excluding

tip and taxes)

• Mattina Café, 280 E. Lincoln Highway

(excluding alcohol, tip and taxes)

• Raffy’s Candy Store, 2571 E. Lincoln

Highway (excluding taxes)

• Rosati’s Pizza - 108 W. Illinois Highway

(excluding tip and taxes)

• Tom Kelly’s Chophouse & Pub, 495

DeGroate Road (excluding alcohol, tip

and taxes)

Buy one, get one free:

• Aurelio’s Pizza, 320 W. Maple St.,

free appetizer of up to $6.99 value with

purchase of a large or fiesta-sized pizza

• Buffalo Wild Wings, 414 Nelson Road,

free appetizer up to $6.99 value with

purchase of two entrées and two drinks

(not valid with other discounts, coupons

or offers)

• Chicago Dough Company, 1080 E.

Lincoln Highway, buy one meal, get one


• Gatto’s Restaurant & Bar, 1938 E

Lincoln Highway, buy one full-priced adult

entrée and get two free kids’ meals,

each with an Italian ice scoop (valid

Monday - Thursday only)

• Jersey Mike’s, 527 E. Lincoln Highway,

September as the target date

for Restaurant Week due to

vacation season being over,

school starting up and the

friendlier weather that will

keep families from staying


Twenty-two restaurants

have latched on to the nearly

two-week event — from

national chains, bars, restaurants

and more. Three

restaurants — Teardrop

Café, Rosati’s Pizza and

Chili’s — note customers

must mention Restaurant

Week for the deal to apply.

Deals range from 20 percent

off a bill, up to $5 off a bill

and varying buy-one-getone

free offers.

Dye said the residents

have latched on, as well,

noting brochures at Village

Hall have run out and needed

to be refilled.

“New Lenox has great

restaurants, and this just

gives you the incentive to

try them all,” Dye said.

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buy any regular or giant sub and get free

chips and 22-ounce drink

• Kentucky Fried Chicken, 340 W. Maple

St., free cake with any purchase

• Paisano’s Pizza, 350 W. Maple St., buy

any regular price 18-inch pizza, get free

12-inch cheese pizza

• Rosati’s Pizza, 108 W. Illinois Highway,

buy any 16-inch thin crust pizza, get

a free 16-inch thin crust (mention

“Restaurant Week” for a special Rosati’s


• TCBY, 2356 E. Lincoln Highway, buy

two, get one free of equal or lesser value

Other specials:

• Badda Bing’s Italian Beef & Sausage,

2001 Calistoga Drive, $4 off any

purchase of $20 or more

• Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurant, 2390 E.

Lincoln Highway, $5 of any purchase of

$25 or more (must mention “New Lenox

Restaurant Week.” Also excludes alcohol,

tip and taxes, and not valid with other

offers or promotions)

• JBD White Horse Inn, 348 W. Maple

St., $5 off entire purchase (must include

food and beverage)

• Nancy’s Pizza, 1840 E. Lincoln

Highway, large original stuffed cheese or

18-inch family thin cheese pizza for $20

(toppings available for additional charge;

not valid with other offers)

• Teardrop Café, 826 W. Laraway Road,

$1 off red velvet French toast, and $1 off

chicken Parmesan panini

• Williamson’s Restaurant - 1490 W.

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Police Reports

Man charged after allegedly punching cab driver, not paying fare

Matthew M. Goggin, 26,

of 200 Elgin Ave. in Forest

Park, was charged with battery

and theft Aug. 26.

Police reportedly was running

radar on cars when an

officer was approached by a

taxi cab on the 300 block of

West Maple Road.

The taxi driver said Goggin,

who was in the car at the

time, allegedly struck him

and refused not to pay the

cab fare, according to Detective

Sgt. Micah Nuesse.

Aug. 28

• A wallet was stolen from

an unlocked vehicle at a residence

on the 2100 block of

Foxwood Drive.

Aug. 27

• Richard E. Koschetz, 21, of

2427 Jackson Branch Drive

in New Lenox, was charged

with driving under the influence

when he was stopped

on Route 30 and Oak Drive

for allegedly failing to signal

and improper lane usage.

• Renaldo M. Askew, 20, of

1116 Helen Ave. in Joliet, was

charged with possession of

drug paraphernalia when he

was stopped on Route 30 and

Gougar Road for allegedly

committing a traffic violation.

Aug. 24

• Christine L. Green, 40, of

2972 Brett Drive in New

Lenox, was charged with retail

theft at Walmart on the

500 block of East Lincoln

Highway. Police said Green

paid for several items, but

tried not to pay for about

$144 worth of other goods in

her shopping cart.

• A black, duel multimedia

DVD receiver reportedly

was stolen at Walmart on the

500 block of East Lincoln

Highway. Police said two

black men were involved in

the theft.

Aug. 22

• A miscellaneous item reportedly

was stolen from an

unlocked vehicle on the 100

block of Oak Street.

• Miscellaneous paperwork

reportedly was stolen from

an unlocked vehicle on the

100 block of Oak Street.

Aug. 21

• Decorative potted planters

reportedly were stolen from

outside of Mars Medical

Supplies on the 300 block of

Maple Street.

Aug. 19

• Eleuterio Tello-Gonzalez,

51, of 610 Jerome Ave. in Joliet,

was charged with driving

under the influence of alcohol

when he reportedly was involved

in a traffic accident on

Gougar and Laraway Road.


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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.


Bike path set for completion

this fall at Stellwagen Farm

A bike path is set to open

at Stellwagen Farm this fall,

providing a new layer of access

to the historic farmland.

Since purchasing the 60-

acre farm at 108th Avenue

and Louetta Lane in 2002

through the State’s Open

Space Lands Acquisition

and Development Program,

the Village of Orland Park

has worked on a plan to

make the farm more accessible

to all.

The Stellwagen Family

Farm Foundation offers special

events at the farm and

free tours of the farm in the


The addition of a bike

and walking path will be

one more way for residents

of Orland Park and the surrounding

area to enjoy the

farm, according to Trustee

Kathleen Fenton, who serves

as chairwoman of the Village’s

Development Services,

Planning & Engineering


“The path will give visitors

to the farm a bird’s eye view

of buildings, crops, prairies,

everything,” she said. “It’s

going to connect to three

other parks. It’s a long time

coming, getting the funding

to put the path in, because

they’re not cheap.”

The total cost of the bike

path is $384,316, Fenton

said, and the Village is paying

for it through a mixture

of budgeted funds and


Construction of the path

is underway, and once completed

the path is to connect

to sidewalks at Rachel Lane,

Louetta Lane, Amber Lane,

Diego Lane and Olde Mill

Drive. The path also is to

connect to Eagle Ridge and

Mission Hills parks.

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WWII Days to blast back

into Lockport

Dellwood Park will be

under siege yet again this


All of the explosions, gunfire

and entertainment of the

Lockport Township Park

District’s annual World War

II Days event is set to make

its return Saturday, Sept. 9,

and Sunday, Sept. 10.

The first event of the

weekend is to be the popular

WWII Weapons & Uniform

Demonstration, taking place

at 10:15 a.m. at the Performing

Arts Center in Dellwood

Park. Spectators will have

the opportunity to get an upclose

look at the clothes and

weaponry of the time before

seeing it put to use on the


One aspect of the event

that has evolved is the hospitality

tent for veterans.

Previously, the tent only had

been available for WWII

veterans, but this year it will

be open to all veterans, according

to Pamela Hutton,

public relations and marketing

supervisor for the Lockport

Township Park District.

The tent is to be open from

12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in

the beer garden, she said.

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Tribes Alehouse is hoping

to capitalize on those concepts

with Paints & Pints, an

informal three hours of instructional

painting coupled

with a beer or glass of wine.

The restaurant and bar

kicked off the series —

scheduled to be held the last

Wednesday of each month

through the end of fall —

Aug. 30 at Tribes’ Tinley

Park location, 9501 W. 171st


Erin Daly, a Tribes employee

and chief organizer

of the event, has attended

painting nights before, and

thought bringing the event

to the alehouse would be a

way to get people out on a

weeknight to have fun with


“It’s beer and painting,

you know what I mean?”

Daly said. “Everything can

go wrong, and that’s the fun

part about it.”

Reporting by Jason Maholy,

Freelance Reporter, For

more information, visit


Annunciation Byzantine adds

mural to exterior of church

Bright blue arches decorate

the exterior of the Annunciation

Byzantine Catholic

Church in Homer Glen;

however, they are not meant

to stay blue.

“If people go by our

church, they’ll see these

blue, arched areas,” the Rev.

Thomas Loya said. “All of

them are intended for murals,

so we have them all

across the front — that’s

complete — and now we are

working on the other parts.”

Six of the arches already

have been converted to murals,

and Loya started working

on the seventh in July.

These murals come from a

long-standing tradition of

iconography in the Byzantine

Church, according to

Loya, who has been involved

with art his whole life.

“I painted all of the interior

of the church,” Loya said.

“The murals from floor to

ceiling are our tradition with

the Byzantine icons.

The latest mural is of Theotokos

of the Life-giving

Font, spanning a 9-foot-by-

14-foot arch space. Such a

large mural called for the

grid method, in order to keep

the icon proportional.

According to Loya, he

used a “quality exterior paint

and 23-karat gold leaf” for

the mural. The supplies are

funded by parishioners who

would like an icon painted in

honor of a loved one.

Reporting by Claudia Harmata,

Editorial Intern. For more, visit


Frankfort woman heads local

effort to save butterflies

“It’s a boy!”

But it is not what one

might expect — it is a monarch

butterfly taking flight

from the hand of a Frankfort


Kay MacNeil — the bee,

bird and butterfly chairperson

for the Garden Clubs of

Illinois — has had an interest

in butterflies and gardening

for many years, but it

was not until a few years ago

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Conservation and science in your own backyard

Amanda Stoll


don’t even particularly

care for most insects,

although I do understand

the importance of them in

the environment.

I don’t wear clothing with

butterflies on it, and I don’t

think I ever really did as a

child. And, I would never

consider getting a butterfly

tattooed on my skin.

But, man, I love butterflies.

I dressed up as a monarch

butterfly once for trick-ortreating

for Halloween. My

mom would make costumes

for us every year, and I

swear every year they were

just as elaborate as the next.

Two years later, that

costume got used for my

sister’s second grade class

play, “The Garden Show.”

The costume was a huge

orange poncho, so when I

stretched out my arms the


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that she realized she could

use those interests for good.

When her children were

young, she would sometimes

find a monarch caterpillar

in the yard and bring

it in, nurture it and watch

it emerge from its chrysalis

with her family as an educational


Now, however, she is doing

it on a bigger scale to

try to help the population


brightly colored and painstakingly

accurate vein and

dot patterns on the wings

looked like something from

a Broadway musical.

Or so I felt every time

I put on that costume. My

sister and I played dress-up

with our friends and that costume

was always a favorite.

The felt dots fell off, and

my mother glued them back

on. I even tried to squeeze

myself into the costume during

college when my parents

moved, and I found the

costume in the basement.

Obviously I was not the

same size as I had been, but

I guess my love for butterflies

had never changed.

This week I interviewed

Kay MacNeil, a Frankfort

resident who has spent years

nurturing monarch butterflies

in her home. It started

as an educational tool for

her children, but now she

does it as her own way to

help monarch populations

recover from a nearly 90

percent population decrease

in the last two decades.

During that hour I

saw caterpillars turn into

chrysalides and butterflies

emerge with wrinkled wings

— well, almost. Those little

guys are fast and before we

knew it, he was out!

The monarch butterfly

has been the state insect of

Illinois since 1975, but its

numbers have been steadily

and alarmingly declining in

recent years because of loss

of habitat. In 1996, there

were an estimated 1 billion

monarch butterflies. In

2013, there were 33 million.

The milkweed on which

the caterpillars feed and the

butterflies lay their eggs is

frequently mowed, leaving

the monarchs nowhere to


As part of the Garden

The interview has brought

back so many memories

for me. I think it was also

second grade when we did

the exact project in our


It was a great learning

experience then, but even 20

years later I found myself

learning things I didn’t

know about monarch butterflies.

In college, I changed my

major multiple times and

spend my sophomore year

as a biology major with a

journalism minor. I ended

up changing my major the

following year. Even as a

journalism major; however,

I couldn’t bear to drop the

biology, so I kept it as my


Learning about the life

cycle of the monarch, and

all butterflies and moths,

really, is a great learning

experience. It’s one project

I sure hope they do in the

New Lenox schools — and

not just for elementary

school students, either.

I think there is something

for everyone to learn, and

I think learning is the first

step in caring.

Monarch butterflies are

not currently protected under

the Endangered Species

Act, but there is a petition to

Clubs of Illinois Milkweed

for Monarchs program,

which MacNeil started three

years ago, volunteers distribute

and plant milkweed

seeds of many varieties

in their personal gardens.

They also partner with local

municipalities and organizations

to plant milkweed in

larger areas and along roadsides.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

have them listed as “threatened.”

There aren’t usually

a lot of ways for the average

person to help out species

that are in need, but helping

monarchs is an easy one.

Planting milkweed in

your yard or along a roadside

helps give monarchs

back some of their habitat,

and even though MacNeil is

very hands-on with raising

the insects, it is not necessary

to be.

So, consider planting

milkweed in your yard,

or talking to your child’s

teacher about doing the

project in their classroom.

Hey, they might even like

some help with it if you

have the time.

Milkweed seeds are available

through MacNeil, who

is the bee, bird and butterfly

chairperson for the Garden

Clubs of Illinois. Call her at

(815) 469-1294. She’d love

to hear from you.

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20 | September 7, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Faith

Exhibitors sought

for the UMC’s

annual flea market

Submitted by United Methodist Church

With the 39th Annual Old Campground

Flea Market around the corner, United Methodist

Church is searching for vendors to sell

items at the event.

The well-advertised outdoor sale is held

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at the

wooded grounds of the church at 339 W. Haven

Ave. in New Lenox. The 15-by-20 foot

spaces are available for $30 each.

For application and information, call (815)

485-8271 ext. 53, or register online at www.

In Memoriam

Sally A. Voigt

Sally A. Voigt (Wallace), 77, of New

Lenox, died Aug. 21. Sally is survived by her

husband, Jerry Voigt; children Michael Voigt,

Linnea (Bob) Jamski; sister, Bonnie (Paul)

Lowe; and grandchildren Tyler (Christa)

Voigt, Brett Voigt, Chelsea (Dave) Stiles, Alice

Solon, Eden Voigt, Eli Voigt and Arianna

Jamski. Sally was preceded in death by her

parents, George and Velma Wallace (Haven)

and children Jody Voigt and Todd Voigt. Sally

was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in

New Lenox. Family received friends at Kurtz

Memorial Chapel. Interment was private.

Rosemary Knowles

Rosemary Knowles (nee Greene), 88, of

New Lenox, died Aug. 20. Rosemary is survived

by her children Marjorie (Wayne) Babiak

and Terry (Jan) Knowles; grandchildren

Renee Knowles, William Knowles and Matthew

(Amber) Babiak; and great-grandchildren

Amelia and Eloise Babiak. Rosemary

longed to join her beloved husband of 65

years, William who preceded her in death by

five years. Together they were able to enjoy

a long retirement spending time with family

and traveling both in the states and abroad.

A service was held at Abraham Lincoln National

Cemetery in Elwood.

Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email

Editor James Sanchez at

with information about a loved one who

was a part of the New Lenox community.


St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second Ave.,

New Lenox)

Remembrance Service

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. St.

Jude Elizabeth Ministry invites

all who have been touched by

the loss of a child through infant

death, stillbirth, SIDS, miscarriage,

illness or other childhood

death, failed adoption or infertility.

Comfort, hope and healing

are extended to all. Mothers,

Fathers, Grandparents, Siblings,

Relatives and Friends are encouraged

as we support each

other. To RSVP, email ElizabethMinistryStJudeNL@gmail.


Mass Schedule

7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7

p.m. Sundays; 7:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday;

5 p.m. Saturdays

and 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Called To Holiness

7-8:30 p.m. every first Monday

of the month. This is a new

young adult faith-sharing 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 calledtoholinessgroup@

United Methodist Church of New Lenox (339 W.

Haven Ave, New Lenox)

39th Annual Old Campground

Flea Market

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

16. Antiques, collectibles, crafts

and more will be sold at United

Methodist Church’s annual

event. The event will take place

at “Grandpa’s Attic” outdoors at

the church. Some of the items

being donated for the sale are:

furniture, appliances, lamps,

shelves, paintings, patio furniture

and tools. All proceeds from

“Grandpa’s Attic” will support

programs and church ministries.

For more information, call (815)

485-8271 ext. 53.

Family Night

5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

This event is held to help families

grow spiritually together.

You don’t have to be a “traditional

family,” as we benefit

from all ages and family situations.

Enjoy dinner, music and

an activity for Pre-K to adult. It

is a great way to connect with

our church family. RSVP at

Worship Schedule

9 and 10:45 a.m. traditional

worship; 10:20 contemporary

worship is held the first and

third Sunday of the month.

Musical Opportunities

Join the vocal choirs, bells

choirs, or praise team. There

are opportunities for children,

teens, and adults. Rehearsals

are on Wednesday or Thursday

evenings. For more information,

call (815) 485-8271.

Chapel Bible Study

7 p.m. every Monday.

Youth Experience Bible Study

9 a.m. Sundays. Study the

bible through interactive lessons.

Explore a story and talk

about what the characters might

have been thinking and feeling

and how that applies to us today.

For more information, call (815)



Thursdays starting Sept. 14.

7th and 8th graders will meet

from 6-7:30 p.m. and High

Schoolers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. so

that they will have a half hour

of overlap to bond with each

other, yet have activities geared

specifically for their age groups.

For more information, call (815)


Cool Christians Club

5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, September

10, 17. Enjoy food, fun

and fellowship. This group is

for students in 3rd through 6th


Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E. Illinois

Highway, New Lenox)

Food Drive

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

9. The church will be collecting

for the New Lenox Food Pantry

and Operation Care Package in

front of the Jewel at 475 N. Nelson


Growth Groups

Growth Groups start the

week of Sept. 11. Check out

the Growth Groups Catalog and

sign up at

A Matter of Balance Classes

9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays,

Sept. 28-Nov. 16. A Matter of

Balance is designed to reduce

the fear of falling and increase

activity levels among older

adults. Participants learn to set

realistic goals to increase activity,

change their environments

to reduce fall risk factors, and

learn simple exercises to increase

strength and balance.

For more information and registration,

call (815) 462-6493 or


Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

HERO Family Support Group

7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

This group is open to anyone

with a family member currently

struggling with addiction, suspected

addiction, or currently

in recovery. Family support

meetings provide helpful tools

and information to better equip

people to help their loved ones

through their struggle. This

group provides a supportive environment

with others who have

had similar experiences and an

opportunity to meet and network

with others.

Grandparents Raising


6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth

Thursday of each month. Are

you a grandmother/grandfather/

aunt/uncle or other relative age

55 or older raising a child in

place of their parents? This support

group will assist with social

and emotional support and ideas

to help you cope with the impact

of this role on your health,

emotional well-being, finances,

and family. Social skills groups

are also provided for children

ages 3-12 with a reservation. To

reserve a spot, call Kimberley

Tarcak at the Senior Services

Center of Will County at (815)


New Life Church (500 Gougar Road, New


Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays. For more information,

call (815) 462-0202.

Intro to New Life

Church staff offers a one-day

Intro to New Life workshop,

which will provide the opportunity

for attendees to engage in

an in-depth dialogue about the

church’s mission, beliefs and

approach to ministry. To register,

sign up at newlifenewlenox.

org or call the church office at

(815) 462-0202.

Revolution Church (1900 Heatherglen Dr., New


Men’s Ministry

7 p.m. every Tuesday. For directions

and more information,


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

For more

information, email penny@

Weekly Services

10 a.m Sundays. Services are

held in a casual atmosphere and

feature versatile music including

traditional, contemporary

and country styles. For more

information, visit

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.

Have something for Faith Briefs?

Contact Assistant Editor Amanda

Stoll at a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.

com or call (708) 326-9170 ext.

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Husband, wife educate children about anatomy through book

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Most preschool-aged children

know – even before

they can read – “C” is for

cat. But do they know the

third letter of the alphabet is

also for “cranium?”

A husband and wife from

New Lenox believe most

probably don’t, but through

a book they co-authored

hopes to educate children on

that fact, and other aspects of

human anatomy and physiology.

“B is for Biceps,” the

first book by professional

physical therapists James

and Amy Randolph debuted

in May on Amazon and

“The idea is to [introduce]

anatomy to children, and

spark an interest and curiosity

on what makes up the human

body,” said James, who

teamed up with his wife,

Amy, to write the book.

The inspiration to write a

children’s book on anatomy

came to the Randolphs a

couple years ago during a

fruitless search for just such

a publication. The couple

was in a large chain bookstore

looking for a book for

their children, Jayden and

Hailey, now 8 and 4, respectively,

but found nothing that

was appropriate for and understandable

to young children.

“So, we decided to write

one of our own,” James said.

“It’s a book we wanted our

children to have.”

“B is for Biceps” uses

rhymes and illustrations to

present human anatomy to

children in a way that is fun,

educational and easy to understand,

Amy explained.

The journey from A to Z covers

proper anatomical terminology

for various muscles,

bones and other parts of

the body, and explains their

The characters in the book are inspired by James and Amy’s two children, Hailey and

Jayden. Their dog, Sadie, is also illustrated in the book.

functions and what they look


“And adults can learn

from it too,” said Amy, a

Frankfort native and a Lincoln-Way

East alum. “It was

a lot of fun writing it.”

Children with strong reading

skills should be able to

read the book themselves,

though Amy acknowledged

youths may need help with

a few of the more complex

anatomical terms, such as xiphoid

process and orbicularis

oculi. For those who don’t

know, the former is a small

cartilaginous extension of

the lower sternum – feel

for the small hard bump in

the middle of the chest, just

above the abdomen – while

the latter is the muscle that

blinks the eye.

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“B is for Biceps” is available on Amazon and Images Submitted

James and Amy Randolph co-authored “B is for Biceps”

after noticing a lack of child-friendly books about the human

anatomy. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

The book lists body parts from A to Z with each page

describing the part’s’ function in a catchy rhyme.

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WC Forest Preserve to distribute free safety wristbands for trail-goers

Submitted by the Will

County Forest Preserve


The Forest Preserve District

of Will County has

launched a wristband campaign

to help people remember

the telephone number

they should call if they need

police assistance in a preserve

or on a trail.

The colorful wristbands

come in two sizes – small

and large – and they are imprinted

with the telephone

number for the Will County

Sheriff’s Police dispatch

center. The center provides

dispatching services for the

Forest Preserve District’s

Police Department.

If one is faced with an

emergency where seconds

count, call 911. But if there

is a non-emergency that requires

police assistance, or

if one sees something suspicious,

call the dispatch number,

(815) 727-6191.

The wristband campaign

is part of the Forest Preserve

police department’s “Eyes,

Ears and Cell Phones” campaign,

which provides advice

about how to stay safe

in the forest preserves by using

your sight and hearing to

be aware of your surroundings

and a cell phone to call

for assistance or report concerns.

Police Chief Tracy Chapman

said she came up with

the idea for wristbands while

A cyclist on the Old Plank Road Trail shows off a new safety wristband he recently received from the Forest Preserve

District of Will County. The free wristbands list the dispatch number people should call if they need non-emergency police

assistance on a trail or in a preserve. Photo Submitted

she was in a safety planning

meeting where public outreach

was being discussed.

“I looked down at my

wristband that I wear every

day for my best friend who

passed away in 2011 from

brain cancer, and it hit me.

We should have wristbands

with our dispatch phone

number on it,” Chapman


Forest Preserve staff hand

out “Eyes, Ears and Cell

Phones” brochures, which

also include the dispatch

number and other safety tips.

And trail users are encouraged

to program the number

into their phones. But that

might not always happen,

Chapman said. So the wristbands

will help guarantee

that the number is always

available and help is only a

phone call away.

“The wristbands are not

just for your wrist,” Chapman

said. “They also can be

placed on a bike’s handlebars,

around water bottles or

even around your cell phone

while you are spending time

in the preserves. Having the

phone number right there

and available will encourage

people to call.”

Chapman said people

shouldn’t wait to call with

information or concerns.

“See it; report it,” she said.

“Real-time reporting will

increase public safety and

crime prevention.”

Ralph Schultz, the Forest

Preserve’s chief operating

officer, said the wristbands

are informative and helpful,

but they also serve another


“Along with providing

a contact number for our

police, the wristbands can

serve as a subtle reminder

to think about safety and to

be aware of your surroundings,”

he said.

The free wristbands were

distributed by police during

Trail Safety Days. Around

100 wristbands were distributed

during a Trail Safety

Day on July 30 at Rock Run

and Hadley Valley preserves

and Veterans Memorial and

Old Plank Road trails.

Wristbands also can be

picked up at four Forest

Preserve visitor centers: Isle

a la Cache, 501 E. Romeo

Road in Romeoville; Monee

Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland

Ave. in Monee; Plum Creek

Nature Center, 27064 S.

Dutton Road in Beecher; and

Sugar Creek Administration

Center, 17540 W. Laraway

Road in Joliet.

For more information on

the Forest Preserve District’s

police department and its

“Eyes, Ears and Cell Phones,”

campaign, visit www.recon


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Determining which body

part to relate to each letter,

and coming up with good

rhymes while keeping the

passages short were among

the greatest challenges, the

couple said, and agreed “X”

was the most difficult letter

with which to work.

“We don’t have a lot of

anatomical or physiological

terms that start with X, so

we ended up with xiphoid

process,” Amy added.

There are also simpler

ones, like “L” for lungs and

“K” for kidneys. And “B,”

obviously, for biceps.

“After we decided to write

the book, we started talking

about what would we

call the it, and quickly came

up with ‘B is for Biceps,’”

James said. “We thought

that was really catchy, and

we thought the book should

have rhyming because kids

love rhyming books – we

know that, as parents.”

The couple kept the book

a secret from their children

until they received a proof

copy from their publisher.

Jayden and Hailey were

thrilled to learn they are the

two characters that take the

journey through the human

body. The family’s golden

retriever, Sadie, also makes

an appearance.

The book has been wellreceived

by healthcare professionals,

and many of

James and Amy’s colleagues

have told them they hadn’t

before seen such a book,

the couple said. The school

district Jayden and Hailey

attend will incorporate the

book into its preschool curriculum

this year, they said.

“We came with the idea

and put it out there, and people

really like it,” Amy said

of the satisfaction of being a

published author.

“We’re definitely happy

with how everything turned

out, and it was really exciting

to see our idea come together

on the pages,” James

added. “Once we actually received

the physical copy, we

were so excited to have the

completed project because

we knew all the work that

went into it, and we were

really excited to show our


The next thought, he said,

was “what now?” The Randolphs

have answered that

question, and are working

on the idea for their second

book. The couple is ironing

out the details, but will

continue with the concept

of anatomy, physiology and


The Randolphs will be

selling their book at the

Friends of the Library Community

Rummage Sale from

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

9, at the Village Commons. Dining Out

the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 23

The Dish

Chak De Fuzyon introduces Indian cuisine to Tinley Park

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

Sandeep Joshi strongly

believes that cooking is an

art form that can touch all of

the senses.

“The chef is the biggest artist

for me,” he said. “The art

of the chef, people can smell;

people can see and eat. I’m

really influenced by that.”

That influence shows in

his work. Joshi prepares everything

from scratch and

in-house. Naan dough and

all of the base gravies – onion,

tomato and vegetable

– are made in the morning.

Aside from that, every dish

featured on the menu is prepared

fresh once a customer

places an order.

“Indian cooking has to

simmer; Indian cooking has

to be seasoned properly,” said

Lupita Hermosillo, Joshi’s

business partner. “There are

dishes that have over 20 or 30

different spices in it. There

are some dishes that he has to

marinade overnight.”

Hermosillo stressed that she

hopes patrons can appreciate

the dish despite the wait. Joshi

does not make bulk batches

and then re-warm dishes; he

makes everything to order.

In January, the pair came

across an advertisement on

Craigslist for the space that

they would later call Chak

De Fuzyon. This is the first

restaurant for Hermosillo, 35,

and Joshi, 28.

“When we met I had already

been serving and bartending

and hosting,” Hermosillo

said. “I pretty much

did everything in the front of

the house for over 15 years.

I was tired of working for

someone else, seeing the

things they were doing that I

would do differently but I had

no power to actually change

[those] things because I was

not in charge.”

After some minor renovations,

the duo opened their

Chicken tikka masala ($10.99) can be ordered mild or spicy,

and has a creamy butter, tomato and fenugreek sauce that

simmers with masala spices for a complex flavor.

Tinley Park restaurant, located

at 7982 167th Street,

on April 1. Hermosillo said

for the first three weeks the

restaurant opened were very

busy. Now, they have leveled

out to a good ebb and flow.

The restaurant’s name

stems from a movie released

in 2007 by a similar name,

“Chak De! India.” The phrase

“chak de” translates to “let’s

go.” Since Joshi also has experience

in Chinese cuisine,

the “fuzyon” part of the name

refers to the fusion between

the two cuisines.

“We wanted something

different but at the same time

we feel like in Tinley Park,

there is no Indian restaurant,”

Joshi said. “We wanted to put

a name that brings the people

[to the restaurant].”

Joshi said when choosing

the name he had hoped people

would Google the phrase

and then say, “Let’s go for

Indian bistro.” Hermosillo

said she hopes the restaurant

becomes people’s “hole in

the wall” restaurant that may

not be the fanciest but has the

best food.

“The most rewarding

places that I usually go to,

and I keep going back, are

the small places where there

is that dish that nobody else

makes better,” she said.

“That’s what we strive for because

that’s all we can offer.”

‘His work is his worship’

Joshi’s level of dedication

to his food shows in every

dish he makes. Whether it is

a traditional and well-known

dish like chicken tikka masala

($10.99) or dal tadka

($9.99) that brings him back

to his roots, he prepares each

dish with care.

The latter, dal yadka, is

what Hermosillo describes

as Indian comfort food. Joshi

strays from the typical restaurant

dal tadka and makes a

recipe inspired by his mom’s


“When I was a small kid,

my mom made it in an easy,

simple way like a homestyle,”

Joshi said, adding that

his mom would hand grind

special spices for the soup.

Joshi includes the traditional

cooked lentils and

Sandeep Joshi, 28, cooks a meal for an order at Chak De Fuzyon, his new restaurant in

Tinley Park. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

Chak De Fuzyon

7982 167th St., Tinley



11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 5-10

p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5

p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-


11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5-9

p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 894-7160


mixes the dish with ginger,

garlic, and his own blend of

herbs and spices.

He still remembers coming

home from school as a child

and smelling dal tadka wafting

from the kitchen. It’s a

dish that takes him right back

to his roots.

For those who have not

tried Indian food before, both

Joshi and Hermosillo assure

that the flavors are not as

strong as one might expect.

Dishes like the chicken tikka

masala can be made to suit

the customer’s spice preference.

Hermosillo asks every

Twisted Babycorn ($7.99) is a vegan dish that contains

coconut milk, tomato, ketchup and chili sauce which is

topped with sesame oil and cilantro.

customer if they would like

the dish “American spicy”

or “Indian spicy.” It’s more

about flavor than anything

else, they said.

“A lot of times the chef

only comes out when there

is an issue,” Hermosillo said.

“[Joshi] comes out to talk to

people. There are people that

walk up to the window and

talk with him. They tell him

how good the meal was.”

Other not-to-miss items

include the cheese naan ($3).

Joshi works cream cheese

into the dough before cooking

it in a traditional tandoor

clay oven. Those looking for

vegan options have plenty to

choose from. Twisted Babycorn

($7.99) is one of the bistro’s

fusion dishes that combines

tomato, ketchup, chili

sauce and coconut milk onto

the corn. After being sauteed,

the dish is topped with

sesame oil and cilantro. Vegetable

Korma ($8.99) is another

dish that can be vegan,

and has a creamy almond and

cashew nut base sauce.

“His work is his worship,”

Hermosillo said about Joshi’s

cooking. “He puts his heart

and soul into what he does.”

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the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 25

The Dish

Soundgrowler’s true-to-style craft beer served with a side of grit, attitude

F. Amanda Tugade

Contributing Editor

Tinley Crossing North,

along 183rd Avenue, is

home to several industrial


But Arturo Lamas and

Chris Pennington had something

else in mind.

Their vision was to find

the right spot to grow

Soundgrowler Brewing Co.

into more than a place where

people can drink and dine,

and they sought to sink their

teeth into a community.

There is a certain stillness

that surrounds the North

complex, which is a stark

contrast to the constant rotation

of doom metal bands

that blares overhead in the

taproom and the loud humming

from the brewing

equipment in the back.

The buzz behind Soundgrowler

continues to grow,

especially since Lamas

and Pennington opened the

doors to the taproom nearly

five weeks ago, and for metalheads,

Mexican street food

devotees and craft beer enthusiasts,

the south suburban

brewery is a hidden gem.

“We do what we want to

do, and don’t really care

about what everyone else is

doing,” brewmaster Larry

Hough said. “We don’t try to

fit in or please everyone. You

either get it or you don’t, if

that makes sense.”

Hough, a self-proclaimed

“craft beer geek,” is a stickler

for perfecting Soundgrowler’s

staples, as his

main priority is to bring

Lamas’ and Pennington’s

promise of “our people, our

craft” into fruition.

And he looks to his playlist

as his muse.

“Customers can’t pick

what to play,” Hough said.

“A lot of the [beer] names

come from bands and songs

and stuff like that, whatever

Soundgrowler’s plate of nachos ($7.50) is comprised of house chips, steak, signature pico de gallo, lettuce, tomatoes,

salsa verde, grated Cotija cheese and sour cream. F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media

inspires me at the moment.”

Case in point, his American

Pale Ale 3 Suns is a nod

to New Orleans-based band

Down and its song “Three

Suns and One Star.” Another

example is the Dirty Hesher,

inspired by metal musician

Matt Pike.

Pike, a member of Sleep

and frontman of High on

Fire, is known for his distinct,

heavy sound, followed

by his signature guitar pickup,

“The Dirty Hesher.”

Hough — who also was

eager to share his sense of

humor — cited a definition

of a “hesher,” which

is a “grungy, long-haired

person with a still-stuck-inthe-1980s

image.” The beer

itself, he added, is a hoppy

farmhouse ale, mostly Pilsner

malt-based with a touch

of American hops.

As for Soundgrowler’s

best seller, Hough and taproom

manager Drew Green

turn to Orange Haze — a

West Coast IPA not actually

made with any fruit.

Orange Haze is the end

result of an experiment of

trying a certain yeast strain,

Hough explained. He called

the success an “unexpected”

one, because he “just brewed

it,” and the citrus flavor

comes from the hops, water,

yeast and barley.

Soundgrowler’s craft

beers are sold in a variety of

sizes. Prices start at $5 for a

20-ounce imperial pint (or a

13-ounce nonic, depending

on the beer) and go as high

as $15-18 for a 64-ounce

growler fill.

In addition to the beer, Lamas

and his cousin, Jackie,

have created a menu that

pays tribute to their Mexican


“Basically, all the recipes

are all old family recipes —

all tradition, all authentic,

[all] street,” Hough said.

The hero of the menu are

the tacos ($2.25 each), and

customers have the choice of

steak, al pastor and chicken.

Tacos are served on corn tortillas,

and topped with cilantro

and onion.

Green said those who opt

for the veggie tacos (also

$2.25) can look forward to a

blend of potato with poblano

strips garnished with Cotija

cheese, lettuce, tomato and

sour cream.

Other standouts, he said,

are elotes ($3.50), a Mexican-style

corn on the cob

doused in mayo, butter,

grated cotija cheese and chili

powder; and nachos ($7.50),

which are made with house

chips, Soundgrowler signature

pico de gallo, lettuce,

salsa verde, grated Cotija

cheese and sour cream. Customers

also can choose to

top their nachos with steak,

chicken or al pastor.

Hough noted Soundgrowler

also has its own craft root

beer ($3).

“So, you can come here

and eat, but you don’t have

to drink,” he said.

He said looking to get their

hands on Soundgrowler outside

of the brewery should

keep an eye out for the team

at some festivals, including

Naperville Firkin Fest on

Saturday, Sept. 9; Villa Park

Brewfest Saturday, Sept. 23;

and Arts and Drafts in Orland

Park Saturday, Sept. 30.

Hough reflected on his

partnership with Lamas and

The Breakdown

Brewmaster Larry Hough

pairs his favorite beers

with his favorite bands

1) Beer: Dirty Hesher

(Hoppy Farmhouse Ale)

Suggested track: High on

Fire’s “Rumors of War”

2) Beer: Space

Ceremony (Double IPA)

Suggested track: Om’s

“Unitive Knowledge of

the Godhead”

3) Beer: Black Bob

(American Porter)

Suggested track: Electric

Wizard’s “Funeralopolis”

4) Beer: Snake Mittens

(American IPA)

Suggested track: High

on Fire’s “Snakes for the



Brewing Co.

8201 183rd St. Suite P.

in Tinley Park


• 11 a.m.-10 p.m.


• 11 a.m.-Midnight

Friday and Saturday

• Noon-8 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Website: www.

Pennington, which stemmed

from replying to an ad on a

site for craft brewers, and

navigating through the industry

for the last 10 years.

He said his interest in craft

brewing came from a kit his

wife gifted him on Father’s

Day and “it exploded from


He snagged an opportunity

to intern at 5 Rabbit Brewery

in Bedford Park and gained

more experience with 51st

Ward and Lagunitas.

“And here I am now,” he

said. “So, now it doesn’t

suck to go to work.”

26 | September 7, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Puzzles

crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Toward the stern

4. Fashion designer

8. Pappy

11. Award coveted in

“Mad Men”

13. Cut into

14. Key ___ pie...

15. Territory

16. Lockport H.S.


18. Render unclear

20. Altar cloth material

21. Hula go-with

24. For a gentleman

25. Middle East snack,

with Shami __

29. Thudding sound

32. Insect stage

33. Robe of Roman


34. “Chi” lead-in

37. Like Pinot for example

38. Title before “Khan”

39. Chickens and ducks

41. Pronoun

42. Rachel Ray equipment

43. Manner of speaking

44. Large, finely divided


45. Skate blades

46. Win __ or draw

49. Jolly boat

51. Bread winner

53. Something to shoot


57. Non-profit in Tinley

Park helping people

with disabilities

61. “I’ll second that”

63. Great (slang)

64. Commence

65. Tear

66. Agreement

67. Cleaning cabinet


68. Hair color


1. Behave

2. Mess up

3. Poop out

4. Like some wines

5. Charged atom

6. Keats’ creation

7. Like some generals:


8. Parlor piece

9. Out of place

10. Office feature

12. Mistaken

13. Accordingly

14. Tibetan priest

17. Skater’s prop

19. Cry of delight

22. Book size

23. Offspring

25. Fruit or bird?

26. Give off

27. Prohibits

28. Grow old

30. Land on Lake


31. Tea party state

34. Offshoot

35. Skin lotion ingredient

36. Doctrines

39. Soccer milieu

40. Kooky

42. Alternative maker

44. Experience

46. Precision tool

47. Killer whales

48. Impudent person

50. “Healthy, wealthy”


51. Catch a glimpse

52. Bona fide

54. It’s used when

looking for the right


55. In the middle

56. Impose, as a tax

58. Crack

59. Bind

60. Balaam’s beast

62. Original name

before marriage


Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-


■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe


The Alley Grill and Tap


(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708) 478-


■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St., Mokena;

(708) 478-8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

Fridays and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry


Jenny’s Southside Tap

(10160 191st St., Mokena;

(708) 479-6873)

■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Acoustic

Avenue, Psychic

night - second Tuesday

every month.

■9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:


■Fridays ■ and Saturdays:

Live bands


Girl in the Park

(11265 W. 159th St.,

Orland Park, IL; (708)


■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia

■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Live Music

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live Music

The Brass Tap

(14225 95th Ave. Suite

400, Orland Park; (708)


■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia.

Prizes awarded

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live music

Dan ‘D’ Jac’s

(9358 171st St., Orland

Hills; (708) 460-8773)

■Thursdays: ■ Friday and

Saturday: Whirlwind


■Wednesdays: ■

Open mic

comedy night with host

Ray Fischer

To place an event

in The Scene, email




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 Local Living

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natural light and a soaker tub in the master bath.

Homes include cost-efficient, energy-saving features

like a high-efficiency furnace, Lo-E glass and other

‘Green’ features. Chicago water is on tap.

Brookside Meadows’ location is a winner,

too! Tinley Park has everything: great schools,

numerous parks and playgrounds, close proximitry

to thousands of shopping choices plus all the

recreation, cultural events and dining choices of a

neighboring world class city. Major highways and

the Metra commuter line are just minutes away.

Discover Crana Homes’ great reputation in

Brookside Meadows. The Sales Center, with fully

decorated luxury townhome models, is open Mon-

Thurs, 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm; and Friday

by appointment. From I-80, exit La Grange Road

south for two miles to La Porte Road and turn

east for one-half mile. GPS users can enter: 19839

Mulroy Circle, Tinley Park, IL. Designs, sizes, specs

and prices can change. Contact a Sales Associate

for updates and details at 708-479-5111 and visit any time.

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bonuses. APPLY NOW!


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Fri, Sept 8-Noon-6 p.m. & Sat, Sept 9-10 a.m- 2 p.m.

Quality Inn & Suites-Georgio’s Banquets

8800 W. 159th St, Orland Park, IL

1003 Help


Guest Service Rep.

FT & PT. 2nd shift. Enjoys

working with customers.

Email resume to

or apply in person.

Sleep Inn Hotel

18420 Spring Creek Dr.

Tinley Park

The Frankfort Park District

is accepting applications for

P/T Buildings & Grounds.

General landscaping &

maintenance work. Eve &

wknd shifts, 20-30 hrs/wk.

Valid DL req. Applications at &

140 Oak St, Frankfort. EOE.

Immediate openings

for house cleaners in

SW suburbs.

P/T wkdays. No



1037 Prayer /


Holy Spirit thou who make mesee

everything and show me the way to

reach myideal. You who give me

the divine gift to forgive, and forget

the wrong that is done to me

and who are in all instances of my

life with me. I, in this short dialogue,

want to thank You for everything

and confirm once more that

Inever want to be separated from

You, no matter how great the material

desires may be. Iwant to be

with You and my loved ones in

Your Perpetural Glory, Amen. Say

this prayer for 3consectutive days.

After 3days the favor requested

will be granted even though it may

appear difficult. This prayer must

be published immediately after the

favor is granted w/o mentioning

the favor. Thank you! P.H.



1052 Garage Sale

1052 Garage Sale

Village of Manhattan

Community Wide Garage Sale

Sept. 15th & 16th, 8:00a-3:00p

All participant’s addresses

will be listed in a map of the

community. Maps will be

available for distribution on

Sept. 11th at Village Hall, located

at 260 Market Pl.

Manhattan, IL and online at

For questions, please call

Village Hall (815) 418-2100

Tinley Park, 17719 Mulberry,

9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 8-3p. Garage

items, light fixtures, hshld,

yard, clothing, leathers, coats

& boots, DVDs, jewelry, craft

materials, bar ware, sports, &


Tinley Park 6419 181st St

9/8-9/10 9-3pm Clothes, tools,

housewares, outdoor items,

Pergola for patio & more!

1057 Estate Sale

1053 Multi Family


New Lenox Chessington West

Subdiv. off Schoolhouse, between

Laraway & Delaney

9/7-9/8 8-3pm Hshld, decor,

holiday, antiques & furn

Mokena, 19531 Blyth Way,

Grasmere Sub. 9/7, 9/8, 9/9,

8-3p. Hshld, baby, dishes,

bikes, art work & much more!

1054 Subdivision


Orland Park, 173rd &Wolf

Rd. Sept 8-9. 8am-2pm. Brook

Hills, largest subdivision in Orland

Park. Dozens of homes.

Something for everyone. For

more info visit



Are you made for ALDI?

Hiring Event

We are looking for

Casual/Store Associates

and Shift Managers for the

following locations:

Tinley Park and

Orland Hills.

Casual Store & Store


Shift Manager-$17.50/hr

when performing Manager


Please visit the following

location on Friday, Sept 8,

2017 between the hours of

6 A.M. –6 P.M. to

complete an application:


16150 S. Harlem Ave

Tinley Park, IL 60447

Mokena School District

159 Substitute Teachers

needed. Submit application

and credentials to:

Mokena School District

159 District Office, 11244

Willowcrest Ln, Mokena,

IL 60448 or email

Outdoor work: F/T

year-round & seasonal


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

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!

Top soil hauling business

needs Class A Driver w/

dump truck exp. FT & PT

seasonal work. Call

815.485.2490 or email

Remodeling laborer

needed. $12.50/hr w/

potential bonuses. Call

Bob 815.806.7690 or text


Admin. Asst. for bookkeeping,

phone mgmt/ other clerical

duties. Must know computers

& type well. P/T, M-F. Send

resume to

1004 Employment



$100/week mailing brochures

from home! No exp. req.

Helping home workers since

2001! Genuine opportunity.

Start immediately!

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.


Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

Frankfort 11732 Anise Dr.

9/8-9, 8-1. Furn, home decor,

patio furn, games, toys, &

more! Something for everyone!

Frankfort/Monee 11141 W.

Saddle Dr., Rt. 45, 5m.south

of Laraway Rd. 9/8-9/9 Full 3

car garage. +, Antiques, Garden/patio

decor, household,

1X+ clothing, hswrs, fishing


Homer Glen 17656 McCarron

Rd. 9/8-9, 9-4. Furn, hshld,

home decor, toys, girl’s

clothes, fish tanks & much


Lockport 16705 Grace St.

9/8-9, 9-2. Art, furn, holiday

decor, hshld & kitch, tools,

gardening & maintenance

Lockport 1925 S State St

9/8-9/10 9-2pm New sewing

machines, furn, clothes, new

shoes & boots & much more!

Mokena, 11217 Kluth Dr. 9/8,

9/9 & 9/10, 9-3p. New and

used. Music, household, appliances

& more!

Mokena , 19332 Galway Bay,

9/7, 9/8 &9/9, 8-3p. Clothes

dryer, toddler beds, crib, high

chairs, toys, patio furn, &

much more!

New Lenox 901 Stafford Ct.

9/7-8, 9-3pm. Home decor,

elect, kitch misc, some furn,

purses, shoes & more!

Orland Park 17954 Kansas Ct

179th St & 108th Ave 9/8-9/10

9-3pm Glasses, cookware,

tools, furn, misc & much more!

Frankfort, 140 Walnut St.

Sept 8 & 9, 8-2p. Antiques,

vintage, mid century, collectibles,

furn, tools, kitchen,

lamps, exercise eqpt. &much


Orland Park, 8510 W. Paloma

Dr. 9/9, 8-3p. Furniture, housewares,

antiques & collectibles!

Everything must go!

1058 Moving Sale

Tinley Park, 6865 West 175th

Pl. 9/8 &9/9 9-3pm. Furniture,

office items, Foosball table,

Acorn chair lift, bar & more!

Monee 25324 S. 80th Ave. 9/9,

8-3pm. Furn, hshld, children’s,

and much more! Everything

must go! Designer items!


Reach over 83% of prospective

employees in your area!



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1061 Autos Wanted

Don’t Junk

Your Vehicle!

$$CASH$$ Paid

Vehicles Running or Not

Cars, Trucks, Vans etc.


1064 Boats





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list your

real estate


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Boat for Sale

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Motor. Anchors, Trolling

Motor & More, $1,600.

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• 262 Bent Tree Court, New Lenox,

60451-3581 - Jay D. Carr to Stephen

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• 2940 Joela Drive, New Lenox, 60451-

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2140 Landscaping

2132 Home Improvement

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Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling · Room Additions · Finished Basements · Decks/Pergolas

· Screen Rooms/ 3 Season Rooms · Front Porches/Porticos · Commercial BuildOuts

- We provide Design, Product, and Installation -

Free Consultation:




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Visit Our Showroom Location at 1223 N Convent St. Bourbonnais

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2140 Landscaping

2150 Paint & Decorating





Sodding, Seeding, Trees

Shrubs, Pavers, Retaining

Walls, Firewood

Since 1973

708 235 8917

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Window Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning

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Office Cleaning

call and get $40.00 off

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2390 Computer Services/Repair

2408 Health and Wellness

Low Cost Blood Test

CBC $10 CMP $18 LIPID $15 TSH $20... AND MORE!

Special on Wellness Blood Test with Doctor visit in Groupon

Deals $49.00

Unilabinc. Oak Park

Phone: 708.848.1556






Metal Wanted

Scrap Metal, Garden



Appliances, Etc.


Call 815-210-8819

Free pickup!

2490 Misc.


Craftsman 10” radial arm saw

w/ base. $175. 6” belt sander,

$65.Band saw, w/ 12” throat

and legs, $50. 708.826.6936

Buy It!



in the



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2701 Property for



TATE of 126 Williams Street ,

New Lenox, IL 60451 (SINGLE


21st day of September, 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: FIRST











20, 2004, AND KNOWN AS





ANTS, Defendant.

Case No. 14CH 1834 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


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 bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property


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.

For Information Please Contact:

gomberg sharfman gold &ostler


208 s. lasalle street suite 1410

chicago, illinois 60604

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

2701 Property for


P: 312-332-6194

F: 312- 332-4083












TATE of 264 Circlegate Road ,

New Lenox, IL 60451 (4 OR



the 21st day of September, 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: Ditech

Financial LLC Plaintiff V. Mark A.

Triumph a/k/a Mark Triumph;

Windermere West IV Condominium

Association Defendant.

Case No. 16ch 1525 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. Judgment amount is

$148,066.61 plus interest, cost and

post judgment advances, if any.

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


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:


Real Estate


7 lines/

7 papers



4 lines/

7 papers

2701 Property for


1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088












2702 Public


Certificate No. 31749 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will onAugust 16, 2017 wherein

the business firm of BGB Strategies

located at 21113 Kenmare,

Shorewood, IL 60404 is registered

and acertificate notice setting forth

the following:

Britney Bouie, 21113 Kenmare,

Shorewood, IL 60404



hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 16th day of August, 2017

Nancy Schultz Voots

Will County Clerk

Certificate No. 31767 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will onAugust 23, 2017 wherein

the business firm of sudoStudio located

at 125 Forest St, New Lenox,

IL 60451 is registered and a certificate

notice setting forth the following:

David Mitchell, 125 Forest Street,

New Lenox, IL 60451



hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 23rd day of August, 2017

Nancy Schultz Voots

Will County Clerk

2703 Legal













) SS.




the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 39

2703 Legal






















No. 14 CH 1834


Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 2nd day of

February, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 21st day of

September, 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














Commonly known as:

126 Williams Street ,New Lenox,

IL 60451

Description of Improvements:




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


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 bysubsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property


2703 Legal


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.



gomberg sharfman gold &ostler


208 s. lasalle street suite 1410

chicago, illinois 60604

P: 312-332-6194

F: 312- 332-4083

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County












) SS.






Ditech Financial LLC



Mark A. Triumph a/k/a Mark Triumph;

Windermere West IV Condominium



No. 16 ch 1525


Public notice ishereby given that

pursuant to ajudgment entered in

the above cause on the 13th day of

June, 2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff

ofWill County, Illinois, will on

Thursday, the 21st day ofSeptember,

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:






TATE: LOTS 79, 80, 81, 82, 83,

84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91 AND



76, 77 AND 78 IN WINDER-









APRIL 14, 1988, AS DOCU-

MENT NO. R88-14983, AND RE-


2703 Legal



DOCUMENT NO. R88-35919, IN












Commonly known as:

264 Circlegate Road ,New Lenox,

IL 60451

Description of Improvements:





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. Judgment amount is

$148,066.61 plus interest, cost and

post judgment advances, if any.

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athlete of the week

10 Questions

with Mackenzie Brownrigg

Mackenzie Brownrigg is a junior at

Lincoln-Way Central and a standout runner

on the Knights’ girls cross country team.

How did you get started?

My mom was a runner, so when we were

younger my mom used to have us do 5K’s. I

started competitive running in sixth grade. I

was also competitive swimming, so when I

moved here I had to decide between running

and swimming because they were both in the

same season, so I decided on running.

What’s your favorite/least favorite

part of running?

The bond between the team, the healthy

competition between team rivals or individuals

rivals, and the feeling of empowerment

of the competition. I definitely love competing.

My least favorite is not being satisfied

with what I do. But it always makes me want

to do better. So it always helps not being satisfied.

What’s the hardest part?

Right now, as a junior, is trying to juggle

running and training with my school work.

I’m definitely taking my hardest classes now,

but I’m making it work.

What have you learned from coach

Jack Young?

At my old school we basically just ran

miles. He’s all about not just running miles

but making sure we’re doing our work at

practice, whether it’s running the right pace

or having a fast finish or doing our strides at

the end of a run. He’s definitely taught me a

lot of things about myself and my team and

how to run better.

Do you have plans for college?

I definitely want to go to college for running.

At the top of my list is University of

Michigan. So I definitely want to go to a D-I

school if I’m able to. I also want to look at

Notre Dame and Arkansas.

What would be your dream job?

My true dream job would be to be an elite,

professional runner. But I’d also like to be in

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sports nutrition. Just to be involved with the

sport of running would be ideal for me.

Who’s your role model?

My dad. He did track in high school, but

he gets out and he runs now, even with me.

He keeps me going in my races. Whenever I

see him and I’m giving in at the end of the

race, then I know I need to start kicking, and

he’s definitely pushed me to be my best.

Where would your dream vacation


Getting to travel to different states to see

what the different terrain and altitude is like.

I would love to go to Colorado and run there.

What kind of exotic pet would you

like to own?

A cheetah would be pretty nice.

Do you have a pre-run ritual?

I have certain stretches I do. But one thing

I always do is write a bible verse on my

hand; I write Philippians 4:13 on my hand,

so whenever I’m getting in a tough spot in a

race I can look down and I know I that I can

always go harder.

Interview by Contributing Editor TJ Kremer III

This Week In...

Warriors Varsity



■Sept. ■ 8 – at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 7:30 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Sept. ■ 7 – hosts Bloom, 5:30


Boys golf

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Providence

Invite (at The Sanctuary), 7:30


■Sept. ■ 12 – hosts Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 12 – hosts Lincoln-

Way Central, 4 p.m.

Girls golf

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Oak Forest

Invite, 9:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 13 – at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 4:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

■Sept. ■ 7 – at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 6:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Pepsi

Showdown, TBA

■Sept. ■ 12 – hosts Pepsi

Showdown, 5 p.m.

Girls swimming

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Lincoln-Way

Central Invite, 10 a.m.

Girls tennis

■Sept. ■ 7 – hosts Bolingbrook,

4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Lincoln-Way

East Invite, 9 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 12 – hosts Andrew,

4:30 p.m.

Boys cross country

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Joliet Invite,

9 a.m.

Girls golf

From Page 42

tee. It was dead into a twoto-three-club

wind, and with

an island green, all hands

faced a critical decision from

about 100 yards in. Go for it,

or bump a shot down to with

50 yards for an easy pitch?

Girls cross country

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Joliet Invite, 9


Knights Varsity



■Sept. ■ 8 – at Thornwood,

7:15 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Sept. ■ 7 – host Lincoln-Way

East, 5:30 p.m.

Boys Golf

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Providence

Invitational, 7:30 a.m

■Sept. ■ 13 – at Lincoln-Way

West, 4 p.m.

Girls Golf

■Sept. ■ 7 – host Lincoln-Way

Central Invitational, 3:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Waukegan

Invitational, 1 p.m.

Boys Soccer

■Sept. ■ 10 – at PepsiCo

Showdown, TBD

■Sept. ■ 12 – at PepsiCo

Showdown, TBD

Girls Tennis

■Sept. ■ 7 – hosts Lockport,

4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Lincoln-Way

East Invitational, 9 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 12 – hosts Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Swimming

■Sept. ■ 9 – host Lincoln-Way

Central Invitational, 8 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 12 – at Lincoln-Way

East, 5 p.m.

Boys Cross Country

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Peoria

Invitational, 9 a.m.

“You hope your second

shot got out there nice and

close,” McAllister said.

“You don’t want to force

it from 150 into a dead-on

wind. You don’t want to take

the chance.”

Hill was the only Griffin

to par the ninth, with Jessica

Loera escaping with a bogey.

Girls Cross Country

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Joliet Central

Invitational, 11:40 a.m.

Celtics Varsity



■Sept. ■ 8 – hosts St. Rita,

7:30 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Sept. ■ 7 – at Stagg, 5:30


■Sept. ■ 11 – at JCA, 6 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 12 – at St. Francis–

Wheaton, 6 p.m.

Boys golf

■Sept. ■ 9 – hosts Providence

Invite, 7:30 a.m.

Girls golf

■Sept. ■ 7 – at Minooka, 4


■Sept. ■ 9 – at Oak Forest

Invite, 9:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 12 – at Sandburg, 4


■Sept. ■ 13 – at JCA. 3:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

■Sept. ■ 7 – at Fenwick, 4:30


■Sept. ■ 9 – hosts Oswego

East, 11 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 11 – hosts Tinley

Park, 4:30 p.m.

Girls tennis

■Sept. ■ 11 – at St. Francis–


Boys cross country

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Joliet Invite, 9


Girls cross country

■Sept. ■ 9 – at Joliet Invite,

9 a.m.

The scores of Loera (46) and

Olivia Hoey (49) completed

their 177 total.

The Griffins had no monopoly

on illness or injury. At

least two Warriors were under

the weather, including Scheer,

who played with a 102-degree

fever. Proof once again to beware

the ailing golfer. Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 41

LW Central girls tennis fundraiser a smash

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

The phrase, “like herding

cats,” was originally coined

by Electronic Data Systems

and was meant to mimic what

is was like to manage senior

programmers, but the phrase

was just as apt for some of the

youngest participants at Lincoln-Way

Central girls tennis

fundraiser on Aug. 27. However,

all that controlled chaos

resulted in a sea of smiles and

money raised to help the team

purchase new equipment,

training and treats throughout

the hard season for the dedicated


The Knights opened their

courts to anyone able to pick

up a racket and get some

one-on-one instruction from

members of the junior varsity

and varsity teams. And

the community responded

by packing the courts at LW

Central, swinging freely and

having a good time.

Sisters Taylor, 8, and Gabriella,

10, Bush each got

a shot to learn from a pair

of freshman tennis players.

When asked what she was

learning that day, Taylor responded,


Gabriella expanded on the

answer a little further for her


“I’m learning forehands,

backhands, overheads and

drop serves,” the older sister

proudly recited, happy she

remembered the name of the

last technique.

Their instructors for the

half hour, Micaela Cesta and

Alexandria Rees, appeared

to be enjoying the time as

much as the young girls.

“The fundraiser is to get

people out in this community,

to come and take their

kids or themselves, to learn

that tennis is a great way

for them to get accustomed

to something they’ve never

done before,” Rees said.

“Like my dad says, “When

you teach someone something,

you learn twice.’”

Getting people hooked on

that joy from tennis is really

the other main goal of

the fundraiser, according to

Susan Schneider, head girls

tennis coach at LW Central

In the six years they’ve

been putting on the fundraiser,

Schneider said she’s

seen girls inspired to join the

team after spending part of

an afternoon learning from


“It’s really nice to be able

to get people to come out

here and fall in love with the

sport of tennis,” Schneider

said. “[People] of any age —

we’ve got some 3 year olds

[out here] — all the way up

to adult; people in their 90’s

are still playing tennis, and

it doesn’t matter what their

ability level is, we just want

people to go out an play.” “It’s

a lifetime sport is what it is.”

The Knights are offering

spirt-wear and other merchandise

to those interested

Micaela Cesta and Taylor Bush (foreground, left to right), along with Alexandria Rees and Gabriella Bush (background, left

to right) go over some of the basics during Lincoln-Way Central’s girls tennis fundraiser.

Photos by TJ Kremer/22nd Century Media

in contributing to the girls

tennis team. Email sschnei for more information.

RIGHT: Andy Ventress

(middle) of South Suburban

Tennis Association gets the

younger participants ready

for some tennis drills. SSTA

helped out this year not

only with instruction, but

also provided prizes for a

free raffle that was held at

the fundraiser.


From Page 43

“Junior Brian Sterling and

freshman Sean Curran ironically

are the little brothers

of the program,” Pohlmann

said. “Both share the honor

of following of their sisters’

tradition of great high school

golf. As Brian follows Kathy

and Kelly Sterling and Sean

follows [current junior and

defending Class AA state

champion] Grace Curran,

both families are fantastic

examples of how golf allows

for quality family time and

teaches great lessons along

the way.

“We have a collaboration

of juniors looking to contribute

as well. Jon Soldan,

Noah DeVries and Danny

Bolek will all be looking to

fill out our lineup when we

get ready to head into state


For Lockport, the top four

scores against the Knights

were freshman Ben Sluzas

(36), followed by juniors

Nolan Weis (38), John Elsen

(41) and John Weis (44).

“The boys have been playing

better all year and just

had one of those days,” said

Eber of the matchup against

Central. “I fully expect them

to bounce back and shoot

better next time out. I was

very pleased though that

Ben and Nolan could put a

really good pair of scores on

the board tonight against a

really good team in Lincoln-

Way Central.

“We focus a lot of time on

short game and that let us

down, We failed to get up

and down when needed and

had some bad penalty shots

which hurt us [against Central].

But I know one thing

though, these boys will work

and they will be better.”

In the SWSC Better Ball

Shootout three days earlier at

Balmoral Woods, the Porters

placed second as the team of

Sluzas and John Weis shot a

1-under 71 to finish fourth as

a group.

Both teams saw plenty of

each other to end last week

and this week. Both the

Knights and Lockport ended

last week on Saturday, Sept.

2 at the H-F Co-Ed Classic

Invitational at Lincoln Oaks

Golf Course. This Saturday,

Sept. 9, they are both in the

Providence Invitational,

which starts at 7:30 a.m. at

the Sanctuary Golf Course in

New Lenox.

42 | September 7, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

Girls Golf

Griffins outlast Warriors on a gusty day

Tim Cronin, Freelance Reporter

Golf is a hard enough

game to play on a calm day,

but on a windy afternoon

when a gust is likely to come

along and tip over your golf

bag in your backswing, then

flip your hat off in the middle

of the next shot?

Then it gets crazy. On

the last day of August, it

was crazy, but Lincoln-Way

East’s veterans were able to

keep their wits about them in

the wind and earn a 177-202

victory over district rival

Lincoln-Way West on Green

Garden Country Club’s testing

Emerald nine.

“It’s been a rough one,”

Griffins senior Hannah Hill

said. “You’ve got to have a

positive attitude. You can’t

get down on a bad shot.

When you have one, just

bounce back.”

Hill scored 4-over 39,

birdie-free but with only two

bogeys and a double for her

trouble on a day when she

wasn’t feeling 100 percent.

You couldn’t tell it from the

golf, finishing with three

straight pars on an afternoon

when the Griffins and

Warriors played the fourth

through ninth holes first,

then the second and third,

and finally the first. She

rammed home a 30-footer

on the Emerald’s second

hole, then cozied home a

10-footer for par on the first

to be the only player to come

home in under 40.

“In tryouts I shot 37, but

other than that this is the best

of the year, so far,” Hill said.

She fired a 39 against West

in last year’s match at Green

Garden as well.

Hill’s score was six

strokes better than the 10-

over 45 fired by senior Sarah

Scheer, the best posted score

for West. Scheer, though,

collected a birdie on the

Lincoln-Way West standout golfer Mia Bruno eyes her long drive Thursday, Aug. 31, during

a dual meet against Lincoln-Way East at Green Garden Country Club. Photos by James

Sanchez/22nd Century Media

Lincoln-Way West at

Lincoln-Way East

Griffins’ posted scores

• Hannah Hill – 39

• Kerigan McAllister –


• Jessica Loera – 46

• Olivia Hoey – 49

Warriors’ posted scores


• Sarah Scheer – 45

• Mia Bruno – 49

• Kara Lotz – 52

• Allison Hullinger/

Kaitlyn Valiska – 56

first, ignoring the crosswind

in drilling a 100-yard pitching

wedge to within five feet

of the cup.

“You’ve got to know your

clubs, how far you can hit

them,” Scheer said. “Clubbing

up, I always do that. If

it goes over, it’s OK. I can

always chip back.”

Scheer was joined less

than 50 by Mia Bruno (49),

with the 52 of Kara Lotz and

a 56 – Allison Hullinger and

Warriors senior Sarah Scheer chips the ball onto the green.

Kaitlyn Valiska each carded

that score – adding up to 202

for the Warriors.

“We’re all really close,

pick each other up when

we’re down,” Scheer said.

East’s Kerigan McAllister

played hurt, having been hit

in the right wrist by a softball

during gym class. By the end

of her 8-over round of 43, it

had swelled up, but it didn’t

seem to affect her game. She

was more concerned with

Allison Hullinger takes a practice swing.

Kaitlyn Valiska follows through on her drive on a short par 4.

the wind.

“You’ve got to know the

direction, and you’ve got to

feel confident,” McAllister

said. “And not overswinging.

You might want to bomb

it out there, but you’ve got to

let the club do the work. You

can’t force it.”

A case in point on Thursday

was Emerald’s par-5 ninth, a

435-yard test from the ladies

Please see Girls Golf, 40 Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 43

Boys Golf

Battle of undefeated squads end in Knights’ favor


Freelance Reporter

A couple of the area’s top

boys golf teams teed off

against each other last week

at a special location.

In the end it was Lincoln-

Way Central, with some very

steady scoring, that defeated

Lockport Township 145-159

on Aug. 29 at Joliet Country


The victory kept the

Knights (5-0, 5-0) undefeated

in both dual meets

overall and in SouthWest

Suburban Conference play.

It was the first dual team loss

for Lockport (4-1, 4-1). But

both teams found it neat to

play in a place they usually

wouldn’t get to golf at.

“We did not shoot our

best score [against Central],

but I was pleased with the

boys efforts on an unfamiliar

track,” Lockport coach Matt

Eber said. “We are grateful

we could get out and compete

on such a nice course as

Joliet Country Club, and we

thank Marty [Hetelle] and

the members for allowing us

to play there.”

Central coach Ryan Pohlmann

was also glad his team

got the opportunity to play

there. But he’s also happy

his team has preformed so

well as it’s already midseason.

“This has been an enjoyable

season,” Pohlmann

said. “We have a great mix

of guys on the team that are

talented and have worked

very hard in the off season.”

That showed against the

Porters, as the top four carded

scores were within a few

strokes of each other. Junior

Jon Soldan led the way with

a 35 to register medalist honors.

Freshman Sean Curran

(36), junior Brian Sterling

(36) and senior E.J. Charles

(38) were all consistent for


Lincoln-Way Central No. 1 golfer, Sean Curran, tees off Aug. 29 during a dual against

Lockport at Joliet Country Club. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

“It is fitting that our seniors

E.J. Charles and Ryan

Nolan ... both have become

tremendous golfers and are

even better people,” Pohlmann

said. “E.J., having

transferred over from East

to Central and Ryan grown

up a Knight, they have come

together to become great

friends and teammates that

have worked together to create

high expectations for the

program this season. They

have truly encompassed

what the transition of students

has become.”

Charles is happy to be one

of the veteran leaders and believes

consistency is the key.

“Lockport is a solid

team, and we all played

well against them,” he said.

“We’re doing well, The guys

have just been consistent

and we have a good group of


“Hopefully we have

enough guys that are playing

well at the end of the season.

As a team our goal is to

make it to state.”

That’s a good possibility

Knights other senior starter, Ryan Nolan, follows through

after his tee shot.

as the Knights have done

well in tournaments, too.

They took first place Oswego

Panther Stableford Tournament

on Aug. 10 to open

the season. They were third

at the next day at the Addison

Trail invite behind statecaliber

programs Hinsdale

Central and York, and then

beat out Lockport to capture

first place on Aug. 26 in the

Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational

at Balmoral Woods

Golf Course.

Plus it’s a family affair for


Please see Golf, 41

Senior leader E.J. Charles hits his drive. He posted the

fourth Knights score with a 38.

Brian Sterling, who posted a 36, hits his approach shot

onto the green.

44 | September 7, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

Girls Volleyball

Central’s balanced attack hands Glenbard North its first loss

Knights maintain

momentum following

Silver Division win at

Plainfield North Invite

James Sanchez, Editor

The Knights girls volleyball

team is making up for

lost time.

They spent most of last

season going through the

struggles of gelling with

a team of new faces from

a rival school, new coach

and dealing with the loss of

some of their classmates to

the district boundary shift.

Their full potential was finally

showcased when they

upset No. 5-seed Joliet

Catholic at last year’s regional

semifinal — all the

way at the end of the season.

However, the takeaway of

last fall was the realization

of how good the girls can

really be. And that was the

mindset before heading into

the new season with its core

players returning.

“It was a little bit of a

struggle because of the transitional

year,” said coach

Mary Brown, admitting

some of the team were unable

to grasp what she required

of them. “This year,

the girls knew what to do,

we worked out all summer,

and they understand what

I expect out of them, and

these are the girls that are

willing to give it.”

And the girls know what

to expect out of themselves,

too. This has all translated

to a complete turnaround to

start of the 2017 campaign.

The momentum didn’t stop

when they coasted past

Glenbard North 25-19, 25-9

after a 40-mile trek to Carol

Stream on Aug. 28.

The dual-setter attack,

which Central employed

Lincoln-Way Central setter/outside Kylie Kulinski serves

the ball Aug. 28 during a game against Glenbard North in

Carol Stream. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

last season, was effective

again with Kylie Kulinski

(12 assists) and Cassidy

Wyman (11 assists) nearly

tying in passing stats.

The Panthers (2-1), which

came into the home matchup

undefeated, stayed close

through the early stages of

Set 1 before Kulinski set

Wyman and Hannah Stacy

up for back-to-back kills,

followed up by another kill

by Wyman to break open

the 9-9 tie and never look


“We started out sluggish,”

Brown said. “Granted it’s a

Monday and the long drive,

but I like that they kept

fighting. I liked that we put

it together. Unforced errors-wise,

we were plus-10

(first set) and plus-3, which

means that we made them

earn more than we gave

them. So, I was happy we

were able to play smart, and

we kept up and built up our

energy and didn’t give in.”

Seven of the 25 points

in Set 1 were scored when

Wyman was serving. Fittingly,

an ace from the senior

standout sealed the first set,

and the momentum carried

over in the second where the

Knights went wire to wire.

Libero Lucy Chesla (4 digs)

put the second frame out of

reach when the team scored

nine straight points from her

serve to put the Panthers in

their biggest deficit, down

15-3. Three of her four aces

came in that span.

Sophomore middle Layne

Stevens led the way with

five kills. Wyman was right

behind with four, and Kulinski

had three. That balanced

effort is what to expect from

the Knights all season.

“I don’t have any goto’s;

I don’t have any big

hitters,” Brown said. “It’s

no secret. We just have to

play scrappy, and we have

to play smart, and the girls

understand that. That’s the

way we’ve been successful,

and we got to keep that up.”

(Left to right) Kylie Kulinski, Michelle Burk and Morgan Markus survey the Panthers’

offensive set up before the serve.

Megan Barry gets in position to receive a serve.

The win moves the

Knights to 6-1 on the season,

with the only loss

coming against nationally

ranked Marist at the Plainfield

North Invitational Aug.

25-26. The loss moved them

to the Silver Division of the

tournament, and there, they

bounced back to win that

bracket, capping it off with

a three-set win over Lockport

25-19, 23-25, 25-18.

Now a year under

Brown’s system and tutelage,

Kulinski said the team

is more comfortable and

playing more freely, instead

of overthinking during

games, which has attributed

to the hot start.

“This year, we’re a completely

different team, and

everyone has a lot of energy,”

Kulinski said. “People

are positive, and people are

doing their part.” Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 45


Griffins answer back with a vengeance after Celtics’ opening touchdown

Chris Walker

Freelance Reporter

Providence could not

have asked for a better start

when DeShon Gavin busted

through the line of scrimmage

and past all of St. John

Vianney’s defenders for a

62-yard touchdown on the

first offensive play of its season

opener in New Lenox.

Unfortunately for the Celtics

the rest of the game and

these past two weeks have

not gone anywhere near as

well as they had planned.

After a hard fought loss

last weekend at East St.

Louis, the Celtics hosted St.

John Vianney from Missouri

but proved unable to stop

their offensive attack, losing

35-14 on Friday, Sept. 1.

What proved most frustrating

for the Celtics was

that they probably beat

themselves as much or more

than the Griffins did.

After Gavin fired up the

crowd on a night where the

Celtics honored back a true

American hero, Israel Del

Toro (1993), who re-enrolled

in the Air Force after

being severely burned over

more than 80 percent of his

body in an IED explosion

in Afghanistan, they made

mistakes that proved far too

difficult to overcome against

a team that won a state title a

year ago.

The Griffins answered

Gavin’s touchdown by scoring

28 straight points.

“It was a great experience

with everything before the

game, honoring the Purple

Heart and having the bagpipes

leading them in and

welcoming us in with a barbecue

and open arms,” Vianney

coach Paul Day said. “I

was so happy for our kids to

see this. Everything about

Providence is great. They

have an awesome program

with 10 state championships,

Providence wide receiver Dakota Kotowski stiff arms a

would-be tackler Friday, Sept. 1, during its home opener

against St. John Vianney in New Lenox.

unbelievable tradition and

fan support and are as classy

as can be.”

The Griffins tied the game

after marching down field

72 yards, culminating with a

7-yard run from Kyren Williams.

Then, the Celtics (0-2)

buried themselves with

all-too costly turnovers on

consecutive possessions.

A pick-6 from Providence

quarterback Caden Kalinowski

put the Celtics down

14-7 and a fumble from

Gavin provided the Griffins

(3-0) with excellent field position

and they only needed

three plays before Williams

caught an 18-yard pass from

Tionne Harris to make it a

21-7 game with still 5:37 left

to play in the opening quarter.

Hopeful to rebound from

those turnovers since the

night was still young, the

Celtics were forced to punt

on their next possession and

moments later, Williams was

at it again, busting through

Linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin tackles a ball carrier. Photos by Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

the Providence defense for

a 75-yard touchdown and a

28-7 lead.

“That beginning was huge

because they got some turnovers

on us in the third quarter,

but then their momentum

stopped,” Day said. “For us

to get those turnovers in the

first quarter, to get some

stops and to score was a big

turning point.”

Providence won the turnover

battle in the second half

as Steven Meyer snagged an

interception and Jack Halper

and Max Pignotti recovered

fumbles, but the Celtics

were unable to turn those

into points the same way the

Griffins did.

“We didn’t take advantage

of the few breaks that

we had,” Providence coach

Mark Coglianese said.

“They gave us a few opportunities.

We had some momentum

in the second half,

but we didn’t finish drives.”

The Celtics finally found

the end zone again on

Gavin’s 13-yard run midway

through the third quarter

to pull them with two

touchdowns, but the Griffins

countered with a 10-play,

time-consuming drive that

ended with Percy Mitchell

crashing into the end zone

on a short run to make it a

35-14 game.

“They’re very talented,

and they took advantage of

our mistakes,” Coglianese

said. “Across the board, they

are a very good team.”

It doesn’t get any easier

for the Celtics as they take

on St. Rita (2-0) next week,

and the Mustangs are playing

extremely well, coming off a

44-25 win over Rich Central.

“We know we’re going

into the (Chicago Catholic)

Blue division all are mustwin

games,” Gavin said. “We

just played two state champions

and when we executed

plays we played well and

when we made mental mistakes

we were in trouble.”

Now, the Celtics have to

get angry and the Mustangs

would probably like nothing

better than to send them to


De’Shon Gavin sprints down the sideline for his second

touchdown of the game.

“We’re in an 0-2 hole but

we know Providence teams

have started bad and finished

great,” Gavin said. “As a

captain, I’m going to lead

this team and we’re going

to play with high-intensity

next week. We just need to

play consistently, make good

plays and nip the bad ones in

the butt. [St.] Rita is probably

the best team we could

play next. They don’t like us

and we don’t like them.”

46 | September 7, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

Knights’ second-half adjustments down Warriors

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way Central

coach Jeremy Cordell said

after the season-opening

shutout of Lake Central

(Indiana) that the Knights’

defense was going to win

games for the team this year.

Consider Central’s victory

on the road over district

rival Lincoln-Way West in

Week 2 one of those games.

The Knights’ defense held

the Warriors to three points

in the second half, and were

dominant in the fourth quarter

of a 27-17 victory on Friday,

Sept. 1.

The win was the Central’s

first over West in five

meetings between the New

Lenox schools. An estimated

4,500 fans attended the hardfought


The Knights limited the

Warriors’ offense to 46 yards

rushing and 206 overall in a

second straight impressive

performance to open the

2017 season. West roared

back from an early 14-0 deficit

to take a 17-14 lead on a

36-yard field goal by Patrick

Ayala with 7:39 remaining

in the third quarter; however,

they moved the ball past

midfield only once more

in the second half, and that

drive ended when Central

junior defensive back Gabe

Meyers intercepted Anthony

Senerchia deep in Knights


Senior linebacker Brett

Widule also picked off a

Senerchia pass.

“Our defense came up

with some key stops and a

couple key turnovers, and

they did a nice job of forcing

some throws,” Cordell

said. “We withstood some

punches, and that’s a football

game. When you have

two good teams, you have to

be able to take some punches

and keep moving on, and we

did that and our defense did

that, and we’re really proud

of those guys.”

The Knights’ prevention

corps did have some help,

including a rushing attack

that ground out 207 yards

against a solid West defense

that made Central work hard

for the bulk of that yardage.

Junior running back Justin

Ellis ran for a career-high 77

yards, with most of it coming

on a 57-yard sprint that

opened the scoring eight

minutes into the contest, and

senior quarterback Sam Pipiras

tossed a 17-yard touchdown

pass to Matt Pollack.

Central also scored on a

punt return for the second

straight week. Pollack followed

a caravan of blockers

54 yards to pay dirt to provide

the Knights a 10-point

cushion with 3:57 remaining

in the game. The play

silenced what had been a

raucous contingent of West

fans, and send Knights’ fans

into a frenzy. The Central

“D” did the rest from there.

West head coach Dave

Ernst was complimentary

of his opponent’s defensive

effort, particularly after the

Warriors took their first and

only lead of the night.

“They played really well

in the fourth quarter,” Ernst

said. “We were able to do

some things early, but by the

fourth quarter their D-line

was the difference – their D-

line and their [line]backers,

no doubt about it. We had a

hard time getting protection,

and by the middle of the

third quarter we couldn’t run


The Warriors didn’t help

their cause with numerous

penalties – including two for

unsportsmanlike conduct.

The penalties, combined with

some youthful mistakes and

Central’s strong defensive

showing, kept West pinned

Lincoln-Way West’s Greyson Grimm leaps to make a catch during the Warriors’ 27-17 loss to Lincoln-Way Central on

Friday, Sept. 1. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

on their half of the field for

most of the second half.

“In a tight game, you can’t

make mistakes in your own

end, and we did,” Ernst said.

“High school football’s such

a field position game, and

we killed ourselves with

dumb penalties. We had 30

yards in penalties on one

play when we had shot at

good field position, then another

unsportsmanlike conduct

penalty later.

“We had our chance to get

better field position, and we

ruined it ourselves.”

Ersnt was pleased with

his squad’s resilience after

they fell behind by two

touchdowns in the first half.

Senerchia completed 12-

of-32 passes for 167 yards,

two touchdowns – a 40-yard

catch-and-run by sophomore

running back Caleb Marconi,

and a 25-yard strike to

Alex Croft. Tight end Evan

Weygandt caught four passes

for 58 yards.

“They didn’t panic; they

fought back, and we had a

couple big plays,” Ernst said.

”They kept playing, and I

don’t think they ever didn’t

believe we weren’t going to

be able to score and win the

game. They kept fighting.”

West was down 20-17

when Pollock’s punt return

broke the Warriors’ back.

The senior running back

hadn’t fielded a punt all

night because of problems

seeing the ball in the lights,

but glimpsed an opening

down the left sideline – and

a blockade of teammates –

moments before he caught

the ball.

“I was actually thinking

about just letting it go, but

I looked up at it and looked

back down and saw I had a

Mike Morgan finds space while running with the ball

lot of space,” Pollock said.

“It was easy for me. I was

kind of able to just walk in

with all the blocks I got.

That was a big moment for

us. I think it kind of boosted

the defense, gave them momentum

to get a final stop.”

Pollack said the victory

was big for Central, which

has high expectations and

responded assertively to a

tough challenge on the road.

“West is a great team, so

if we can come in here and

beat a team like them we

can beat anybody,” he said.

“So I think it’s really good

for us and gives us a lot of

confidence.” Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | September 7, 2017 | 47


Boys Soccer

Celtics score in waning seconds to win road thriller

James Sanchez/22nd Century



Spiking past


1. Kylie Kulinski (above)

The Lincoln-Way

Central girls volleyball

team is off to a

hot start, in part to

the play of captain

Kylie Kulinski. The

senior setter/outside

led the Knights with

12 assists in an Aug.

28 win at Glenbard


2. Cassidy Wyman

Not far behind in

assists was Wyman,

who finished with 11

against the Panthers.

The Knights use two

setter because of

Wyman and Kulinski’s

ability to effectively

pass and kill.

3. Layne Stevens

With two of Knights

middles gone, the

5-foot-11 sophomore

has been a big addition

to the lineup.

Coach Mary Brown

said Stevens is one

of the most efficient

hitters on the team.

Steve Millar

Freelance Reporter

Providence’s boys soccer

team seemed to be in trouble

when Marian Catholic scored

to take a 4-3 lead with just

4:48 during the Saturday,

Sept. 2 nonconference match.

The Celtics, though,

showed they have the firepower

to overcome a late deficit.

After Jack McAllister tied

the game, senior Silvio Gkizas

scored his fourth goal of the

day with just 36 seconds left

to lift the Celtics to a thrilling

5-4 win in Chicago Heights.

“We’ve got to learn how to

play with a lead,” Providence

coach Dan Potempa said. “We

let them come back too many

times, but I liked the way our

guys responded after giving

up the goals.

“They kept fighting all the

way until the last minute to

get the win. You’ve got to

bury teams. I just wish we

wouldn’t wait until there were

30 seconds left to do it.”

The game-winner for the

Celtics (2-2) came when


Our staff’s predictions for

the top games in Week 3

Lockport (1-1) hosts Thornton (2-0)

Providence Catholic (0-2) hosts St. Rita (2-0)

Sandburg (1-1) hosts Bolingbrook (2-0)

Andrew (1-1) hosts Lincoln-Way East (2-0)

Tinley Park (1-1) hosts Oak Forest (1-1)

Gkizas broke free down the

middle of the field. His initial

shot was saved by Marian

goalkeeper Kyle Rusin, but

Gkizas poked in the rebound.

“I had an open shot and

didn’t put it away, but the

goalie bobbled it back to me,”

Gkizas said. “I just made sure

to stay calm and finish.”

It capped a remarkable day

for Gkizas, who missed all of

last season with a broken left

leg and sat out much of his

sophomore year with a concussion.

He’s scored six goals

this season.

“Silvio is a game-changer,”

Providence coach Dan Potempa

said. “Having him back

adds so much to our team and

to our attack.”

Gkizas completed the hat

trick when he scored off a

Scottie Slocum pass to give

the Celtics a 3-2 lead with


Marian (0-4-1) fought back,

as Brian Mendez scored a pair

of goals less than three minutes

apart to put the Spartans ahead.

Mendez also had a hat trick.

After surrendering the lead,


Tom Czaja | Contributing


• Lockport 24, Thornton 7. The

defense is once again stingy at

home for the Porters.

• St. Rita

• Bolingbrook

• LW East

• Oak Forest

McAllister knew the Celtics

needed to respond.

“We had to show what we

were made of,” he said. “We

didn’t expect this kind of

game. We kind of underestimated

them. We’ve got to

make sure we don’t do that


Providence was behind for

just 29 seconds before McAllister

tied it, putting in a rebound

after Jack Land’s shot

hit the post.

“I thought the ball was already

in the net (on Land’s

shot), and the goalie kind of

tapped it out, but they didn’t

call it a goal and I know to

always crash the net to make

sure we score, McAllister


“This comeback showed

the character we have.”

After Mendez gave Marian

the lead 11 minutes in, Gkizas

tied it when he saw Rusin out

of the net and fired a shot in

from 55 yards out.

The match went to halftime

tied 1-1, but Gkizas scored

again six minutes into the

second half off a Cam Cutler


Tim Carroll | Sports Editor

• Lockport 27, Thornton 24. A close

one decided by a field goal or less.

• St. Rita

• Bolingbrook

• LW East

• Tinley Park


Joe Coughlin | Publisher

• St. Rita

• Bolingbrook

• LW East

• Oak Forest

• Lockport 21, Thornton 10. Porters

are on the rise. Their defense

holds off the Wildcats.


Heather Warthen | Chief

Operating Officer

• Lockport 27, Thornton 24 The

Porters pull off a tough victory

at home.

• Providence

• Bolingbrook

• LW East

• Tinley Park


That lead lasted less than

seven minutes before Alfredo

Garcia tied it for the Spartans.

“There’s definitely some

things we need to do better

defensively,” Potempa said.

“We need to keep learning

and getting better as the season

goes on.

“Offensively, we’ve got a

lot of guys that can find the

back of the net. Silvio and

Jack did it in this game, but

(Slocum and Cutler) can definitely

do it, Jake Purvis can do

it. Even our center back Tristian

(Vidican) is a converted

forward and he can score. I

like all the weapons we have.”

The Celtics opened the season

by going 1-2 in the Windy

City Ram Classic.

After dropping their opening

game 3-2 to Joliet Central,

Gkizas scored both goals in a

2-1 win over Eisenhower.

Providence concluded tournament

play with a 5-0 loss to

Mount Carmel, the defending

Class 2A state runner-up.

“We’ve had ups and

downs,” Potempa said. “Playing

Mount Carmel was tough,

but I think it was good for us.

They play the game right and

my boys got the chance to see

that and see what they can

work on to play more like that.

It’s a learning experience.”

The Celtics are a veteran

squad. Eight seniors started

in the win over Marian, and

McAllister said it’s a tightlyknit


“We’ve all played together

and we have good chemistry,”

he said. “We’ve got a good

core group of players that can

take us a long way.”

As Providence heads into

Catholic League play, Potempa

is searching for continued

improvement. He’s confident

his players have the right


“The best thing about this

team is we don’t have any bad

attitudes at all,” Potempa said.

“Usually, you have at least

one or two. I have a bunch of

really good kids. Everyone is

willing to work and give what

they have for the team and

if we keep building on that,

we’ll get somewhere.”

Max Lapthorne |

Contributing Editor

• Lockport 20, Thornton 6.

Porters defense continues early

dominance against Wildcats.

• Providence

• Bolingbrook

• LW East

• Tinley Park



“This year, we’re a completely different team, and

everyone has a lot of energy. People are positive,

and people are doing their part.”

Kylie Kulinksi – Lincoln-Way Central setter/outside, on the formula to the Knights’

strong start


Girls Tennis

9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9

• Lincoln-Way West and Lincoln-Way Central

will play nearby in Frankfort at the Lincoln-

Way East Invitational.


40 – This Week In

40 – Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor James


new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | | September 7, 2017

Home cookin’

Providence football squares off against Missouri

Class 5A defending champions, Page 45

Digging deep

Knights girls volleyball travels 40 miles northwest

to face undefeated Glenbard North, Page 44

Knights clamp down after halftime in crosstown showdown, Page 46

Lincoln-Way Central running back Matt Pollack heads through a hole Friday, Sept. 1, during the Knights’ 27-17 victory over district rival Lincoln-Way West. Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

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