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Family comes first LWC alum reflects on late

uncle’s caring nature following untimely death, Page 3

Let the good times roll Dozens support

LWSRA at candlelight bowl fundraiser, Page 4

Discussing D210 Superintendent responds to

latest allegations at special meeting, Page 8

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Senior Social

1-3 p.m. Oct. 12, VFW

Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory

Road, New Lenox. Join in

the fun for a hoedown where

the 2 best country dressed

people will receive gift

cards. The Ole Time Country

Players will be providing

entertainment. Cost is $5

and participants are asked to

bring a snack to share and

a canned good for the food

pantry. For more information,

call (815) 462-0686.

Ladies Night Out

5-8 p.m. Oct. 12, Silver

Cross Hospital Conference

Center, 1890 Silver Cross

Blvd., New Lenox. Silver

Cross Hospital will hold a

Ladies Night Out evening

full of laughter, shopping,

and tasty treats. Participants

will enjoy an inspirational

one-woman show titled

“Life Happens, Laugh Anyway”

with local comedian

and breast cancer survivor

Tracy DeGraaf. Seating is

limited for this free event.

For more information and

registration, visit

CPR and First Aid

6-10 p.m. Oct. 12, New

Life Christian Preschool, 500

Gougar Road, New Lenox.

This class is open to the community,

however pre-registration

is required. Class size

is limited to 20 participants.

Cost is $45 per registrant. For

more information and registration,

call Child Care Resource

and Referral at (815)

741-1163, ext. 263.


MOMS Club of New Lenox

10 a.m. Oct. 13, Mokena

Public Library, 11327 195th

St., Mokena. This month’s

meeting is the Halloween

Social. Bring the kiddos in

costume and do a fun craft.

Meetings for the MOMS

Club of New Lenox are free,

and all ages are welcome to

attend. Meeting locations

change monthly. For more

information, visit www.

or email momsclubnew

5th Quarter

Fridays, Oct. 13 and

20, Cornerstone Church,

1501 S. Gougar Road, New

Lenox. The church will host

a 5th Quarter event after

every Lincoln-Way West

regular season home football

game. There will be free

pizza, a bonfire, games and

professional athlete speakers.

There will also be a free

raffle for an autographed ball

each event. All students and

parents are invited.


Fire Department Open House

Oct. 14. New Lenox area

residents are invited to stop

by any of the New Lenox

Fire Protection District’s

fire houses the morning of

to meet some of the area

firefighters and take a quick

tour of each station. Times

and addresses for each open

house are: 8-10 a.m. join

Station 1, 261 E. Maple

Street, for the New Lenox

Fire Foundation’s pancake

breakfast; 9-11 a.m. open

house at Station 2, 1205 N.

Cedar Road; 9-11 a.m. open

house at Station 3, 930 N.

Country Creek Drive; 9–11

a.m. open house at Station

4, 19819 Schoolhouse


Park Clean Up

9 a.m.-noon Oct. 14-15,

Old Plank Road Trail at

Constitution Road, New

Lenox. Clear brush, remove

invasive species or

harvest seeds for woodland

and prairie restoration during

an upcoming volunteer

workday hosted by the Forest

Preserve District of Will

County. A District representative

will be at each workday

to coordinate the day’s

activities. Registration is

required. For more information

and registration, visit

(815) 722-7364 or email Dress

for the weather and outdoor


Schmuhl School Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14,

Schmuhl School - Hickory

Creek Preserve, 20733 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New

Lenox. Experience what

school was like in a oneroom

school in the 1930s. At

New Lenox Area Historical

Society, history is fun. For

more information, call (815)



Pant for the Pantry

8:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 280 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

Use your legs and lend a

hand at the seventh annual

Pant for the Pantry 5K to

benefit local food pantries.

There will also be a halfmile

fun run for runners 10

years and younger beginning

at 9:30 a.m. Cost for day-of

registration is $35 for runners

18 years and older, $20

for runners 15-17 years and

$15 for runners 14 years and

younger. There is no cost for

runners 14 and under without

a shirt. Cost for the kids

race is $15 on the day of the

race. For more information

and registration, visit www. or any

Old Plank Trail Community

Bank location.


Survivors of Suicide Support


7 p.m. Oct. 16, New

Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

The guest speaker, Pastor

Troester from St. Paul Lutheran

Evangelical Church,

will present “Surviving the

Holidays” DVD with questions

and answers. “Healing

Hearts” provides a safe place

where family and friends

who have lost loved ones

can share their stories, experiences,

and work through

their grief. For more information,

contact Dan Martin,

Safe Community Coordinator,

Village of New Lenox, at

(815) 462-6493 or dmartin@ or the Healing

Hearts Facilitator at Heal


Artistic Afternoon

1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday,

Oct. 18, Park District Administration

Bulilding, 701

W. Haven Ave., New Lenox.

Join the Park District and

create your own masterpiece.

The instructor will provide

step-by-step directions on

how to create an acrylic

painting. This program is for

adults and cost is $43. Registration

is required. For more

information and registration,

call (815) 485-3584 or visit


Trick or Trot 5K

8 a.m. Saturday, October

21, Lincolnway Special

Recreation Association,

1900 Heather Glen Dr.,

New Lenox. LWSRA and

the Heather Glen HOA will

host a timed 5K Trick or Trot

race to raise funds for the future

LWSRA ADA inclusive

playground. Race begins at

8 a.m. Cost is $30 for adults

and $15 for participants 14

and younger. Day of registration

will be from 6:30–7:45

a.m. Pre-registrations are being

taken at LWSRA or visit to guarantee a

t-shirt size.

Active Aging - An Expo for

Ages 50+

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

Oct. 21, Tinley Park Convention

Center, 18451

Convention Center Drive.

Join 22nd Century Media,

publisher of The Frankfort

Station, for its third annual

expo, complete with vendor

booths, entertainment,

bingo and more. Free admission

and free parking. For

more information, call (708)

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Boo & Brew

5:30-11 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 21, Sanctuary Golf

Course, 485 N. Marley

Road, New Lenox. Join the

Park District for a Halloween

party featuring beer tasting,

costume contests, adult

games, hayride and more.

Purchase tickets by Oct. 17

for $30. Cost after Oct. 17 is

$40. This event is for ages

21 and older. For more information

and registration,

call (815) 485-3584 or visit


Fall Car Club

Beginning Sunday, Oct.

15. The Frankfort Car Club,

which features New Lenox

residents, will begin its fall

season of garage tours to interesting


collections and businesses.

For more information, email

Fiber Arts

6-7:30 p.m. First and third

Thursday of every month,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Join other knitters

and crocheters in an informal

exchange of ideas and

information. Beginners are

welcome. For more information,

visit www.newlenoxli

To submit an item to the printed

calendar, contact Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll at (708)

326-9170 ext. 34, or email


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LW Central alum creates GoFundMe

following late uncle’s untimely death

Meredith Dobes

Freelance Reporter



Joseph Bellassai, of Orland

Hills, is being remembered

by his nephew as a

kind, caring person who was

always willing to give to

anyone in need.

Bellassai, 45, died Sept.

25, four days after reportedly

being robbed of an iPad

in Hammond, Indiana.

Lincoln-Way Central

alumnus Andrew Ryder, his

nephew, said Bellassai traveled

to Hammond with his

mother on Sept. 21 to sell the

iPad to a teenager. Bellassai

handed the iPad to the boy

so that the boy could see that

everything was working, but

the boy ran away with the

iPad, without paying, Ryder


Bellassai ran after the boy,

but after approximately half

a block, he collapsed, suffering

a heart attack, Ryder


Bellassai’s mother then

called 911, and he was taken

to St. Margaret Mercy Hospital.

It was discovered that

he was not getting enough

oxygen to his brain and was

in a coma. The lack of oxygen

ultimately resulted in his

death, Ryder said.

Formal charges are pending

for the boy who reportedly

stole the iPad.

Bellassai lived with his

mother and cared for her.

Ryder said that, months

prior, his uncle paid for his

mother and stepfather to go

on a trip to Las Vegas for

their anniversary.

“He was always a good

cook,” Ryder said. “Whenever

we had family parties,

he would be the first one

willing to cook something

up for anyone. He was a hard

worker. He worked at Jewel

in Orland as a stocker, and

if he was ever asked if he

was willing to take on extra

Joe Bellassai (right) poses for a photo with his sister,

Sharon, during a family vacation 10 years ago. Bellassai

suffered a heart attack and was in a coma after chasing a

boy who reportedly stole his iPad. He died four days later

on Sept. 25. Photos Submitted

The Bellassais pose for a family photo during a vacation at

the Grand Canyon in 2007.

hours, he’d be the first one to

say ‘yes.’”

Ryder said his uncle’s caring,

helpful nature extended

to all of Bellassai’s relationships.

Outside of working and

spending time with family,

Bellassai enjoyed playing

video games and traveling.

Ryder said his uncle is

survived by his mother and

stepfather, sister, and one

other nephew — Ryder’s


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during this difficult

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Candlelight bowl fundraiser supports LWSRA

Megann Horstead

Freelance Reporter

The lights shine down and

the music surrounds Darla

Vogelsang as she tries to

select a bowling ball to use.

Members of the community

filled several lanes at Laraway

Lanes on Saturday,

Sept. 30, to show support for

special needs children, such

as Darla, who belong to the

Lincolnway Special Recreation


The evening marked the

return of the annual Candlelight

Bowl Fundraiser for

supporters of the LWSRA,

which describes itself as a

provider of recreation and

leisure services for individuals

with physical or intellectual

disabilities while

promoting greater disability

awareness in the community.

“It’s about having camaraderie

in our community,

awareness about who LWS-

RA is, and the profits from

this fund our events, like

Trunk-or-Treat, that are open

to the public,” said Karyn

Reczek, marketing outreach

and fundraising coordinator

for LWSRA.

Another portion of proceeds

— depending on what’s

raised — typically supports

the organization’s scholarship

fund, which can go toward

anyone who applies.

Last year, LWSRA awarded

more than $12,000 in


Reczek stressed that they

like to help anybody who

is having financial hardship

as a member of the LWSRA

and said they want to make

sure they’re accommodated.

This year, the candlelight

bowl fundraiser was

anticipated to raise roughly

$1,500. It drew in nearly 50

participants this time around.

Bowlers paired up for two

games of scotch doubles,

which is when one person

throws the first ball and the

other person throws the second

one, and a third game

encouraged participants to

be silly while bowling.

Those participating in the

candlelight bowl had opportunities

to compete and win

one of several gift certificates.

The LWSRA conducted

a mystery pot, which is

when a number is randomly

pulled out of a hat and the

winner bowls that number.

“We got a lot of donations

from local vendors, so we’re

going to be awarding those

as prizes,” Reczek said.

During the fundraiser,

people tried their hand at

winning one of several raffle

prizes, which were donated

to the LWSRA. A 50/50

raffle was also conducted to

help the organization to raise


“This year, we actually

have quite a few baskets,”

Reczek said. “In years past,

we haven’t had baskets, but

this year we do have baskets.”

The fundraiser’s ability

to draw in participants year

after year is “amazing,” Reczek


“For me, personally it just

warms my heart that they’re

all so supportive,” she said.

The event’s purpose rings

true for many, Reczek said.

“We do have a lot of the

same people come back because

it’s just a fun night

out,” she said. “It’s a family

event. They can bring their

kids and their friends. It’s

just a fun night.”

Reczek stressed how important

it is for the LWSRA

to host events that are open

to the entire community and

said they’re appreciative of

any support provided.

“That’s why we do these

events,” Reczek said. “We

do them as a community

outreach, so that people understand

who we are because

we’re always surprised when

people don’t understand

who LWSRA is and what is

available to those with disabilities.”

For more information

about the LWSRA, visit lws


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Residents show support at Oktoberfest amid rainy forecast

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Any outdoor activity or

event, particularly in autumn,

runs the risk of being

adversely affected by

weather conditions.

All one can do when planning

something months in

advance is set a date and

hope for the best, and let the

chips fall where they may.

Until humankind develops

machines that can control

the weather, atmospheric

disturbances are out of our


The Village of New

Lenox attempted to hold its

inaugural Oktoberfest on

Saturday, Oct. 7, and the

event was off to a strong

start before rain and high

winds dampened the festivities.

Even as threatening

skies rolled in from the

west, more than 200 people

– more than half of them

children – made their way

to the Village Commons

with the hope the storm

might blow over.

But about an hour into

Oktoberfest, the mid-afternoon

sky grew increasingly

dark, high winds whipped

across the Commons and

rain sent attendees scurrying

for cover in the shadow

of Village Hall. Village

staff quickly deflated and

dragged way the multiple

inflatables that only minutes

earlier had been crawling

with children.

New Lenox Special

Events Coordinator Beth

Alderson took the turn of

events in stride. She and

her staff knew as they were

setting up for the event of

what might be in store, as

ominous clouds loomed in

the west.

“Unfortunately, this just

happens sometimes when

you’re dealing with an

outdoor venue,” Alderson

said. “We were wondering

if we would have a crowd,

if people would even show

up [given the forecast for

rain]. So, just to see the support

and the turnout before

this happened was pretty

good. At least we know for

next year that people like it

and want to come, and we’ll

plan something bigger and


New Lenox has made the

Commons a popular destination,

with concerts, festivals

and even a flea market

among the events that draw

people to the park nearly

every weekend during the

summer. The Village had,

however, never before held

an Oktoberfest.

“There’s still nice weather

in the fall, so we thought

let’s maybe roll some of that

over and see if we can have

some more fun stuff going

on for people as we go into

October,” Alderson said.

“We wanted it to be familyfriendly

but appeal to the

parents, as well, something

they’d all have a good time


Oktoberfest featured

pumpkin decorating, and

youths used markers and

adhesives to create works

Courtney Shoaf (left) paints the face of J.J. Esposito, 5, of New Lenox, to look like a skull Saturday, Oct. 7, during the

Village’s inaugural Oktoberfest at the Village Commons. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

of art out of relatively small

orange gourds. There was

also face painting, Tarot

card readings and the aforementioned

inflatables. For

adults, Arrowhead Ales

was on-hand serving two

of its brews – Evil Genius

and Coconut Killjoy – and

out on the Commons stage,

Bruce Rosa pumped away

his accordion, as he played

a selection of polka and other


Emily Doyle (left), 4, of New Lenox, and Madison Etchison, 5, of Oak Forest, put the

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Lauren Doyle and her

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families hanging out in the

pumpkin-decorating area.

“We’re here for the kids

just to have fun, and we

heard Arrowhead was going

to be here, so it was nice

they had something for the

adults,” said Doyle, a New

Lenox resident and fan of

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“He puts a smile on everybody’s

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“And he’s a very nice man.”

Among the last holdovers

after the storm hit was Mike

Trotter, whose sons Jackson,

6, and Declan, 4, were

determined to have their

faces painted regardless of

the weather. Trotter stood

stoically in a light rain as he

waited in line with the few

other parents and children

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Tingley addresses questions surrounding release of financial report

Megann Horstead

Freelance Reporter

Amid concerns circling

the release of a report prepared

by PMA Financial

Network detailing the financial

standing of Lincoln-Way

Community High School

District 210, Superintendent

Scott Tingley sought to address

the timeline of events

and recent questions raised

during a special meeting of

the Board of Education on

Thursday, Oct. 5.

“To clarify some statements

that have been made in public

comment, I did not have

access to the full financial records

of the district at the time

of my hiring,” Tingley said.

“There were no secret meetings

when Dr. Wyllie instructed

me in the ways of finance.

I was hired by the Board of

Education, not by Dr. Wyllie.”

The announcement of former

superintendent Lawrence

Wyllie’s resignation dates

back to 2012 thereby positioning

the district to seek a replacement

on an interim basis

the following year. Since that

time, Wyllie has been indicted

on fraud charges by federal


“When I began as superintendent

in July of 2013, the

financial and business operations

of the district were not

in question,” Tingley said.

“My background was the

operation of school districts.

I was hired to build upon the

tradition of academic success

of our schools.”

A short time later of his

hiring, Tingley started noting

inconsistencies in the

accounting of reporting

processes for the district.

Deficits had been publicly

reported in previous years,

and the district’s initial plans

were to reduce expenditures

to get rid of the shortfalls.

In December 2013, the

Board of Education in public

session authorized tax anticipation

warrants, valued at

$11 million, for short-term


None of the D210 board

members commented on the

statement Tingley read aloud

during their Oct. 5 special


However, several constituents

took to the podium

calling for the Board

of Education to remove the

superintendent and begin the

search for the next.

Tingley denied media reports

and comments raised

by the public suggesting that

he intentionally concealed

information regarding the

financial standing of the district

and referenced a January

memo he released within

his first four months as superintendent,

in which he

expressed potential concern

for declining revenues and

an increase in need for tax

anticipation warrants. At that

point, Tingley expressed that

he saw the need for an outside

perspective to conduct

an independent analysis.

In another January memo,

he followed up with another

write-up highlighting some

of the projected deficits and

concerns for the district.

“PMA information was

contrary to what they had

been led to believe in the

past,” Tingley said. “There

were individuals who were

not confident in the PMA

numbers provided. It was

decided that the document

would not be presented at a

public meeting, this was not

my recommendation.”

Instead, the financial report

was used as a planning document

in negotiations with

teachers and in determining

staffing for upcoming years.

The attorney general determined

recently that since

the document is no longer

being used for its original intent,

the district was advised

to release the report publicly.

“Back then, it was my

hope — and I believe the

hope of the Board at the

time — that we could work

our way out of the financial

crisis by making some substantial

reductions in personnel

and in programs without

significantly impacting the

academic programs for our

students,” Tingley said.

During a January planning

session, the Board faced opposition

to eliminating the

Junior ROTC program and

reducing several elective

teaching positions, public

access to swimming pools

and other supervisory and

staff positions. The district

determined that such cuts

would not be enough to reduce

the deficits.

The balance budget presented

for fiscal year 2014 —

the first created during Tingley’s

tenure — was created in

the same manner it had been

constructed over the previous

decade. He acknowledged

that this was a mistake and

said we now know the district’s

business operations

were not up to standard.

“I own that decision in the

next year and all subsequent

years,” Tingley said. “We

have re-worked the way

budgets were designed and


The Board of Education

hired an interim business

manager during the fall of

2015. By December 2015,

a director of finance was

brought on staff.

Tingley said the district’s

finances are recovering even

faster than expected, but

there is a dependence on tax

anticipation warrants, which

means more work still has to

be done.

Board of Education weighs in

on 10-year capital projects


Also at the meeting, the

Board of Education took

time to review a draft of

the district’s 10-year capital

projects plan.

“We have been working

with our architects and some

other individuals to help us

with budgetary estimates for

the work that’s proposed for

FY ’19,” said Richard Wilke,

the district’s director of

building and grounds.

The district’s 10-year life

safety survey was recently

completed, and the items

identified in it are to be addressed.

That includes upgrades

to the mechanical,

electrical, carpentry, plumbing

and fire protection systems.

Outside of the survey,

additional repairs highlighted

in the plan include roofing,

bleachers and stadium

turf. In total, the capital projects

identified across the district

through 2028 amount to

nearly $3 million.

D210 has 3-percent of its

capital fund allocated toward

covering improvements.

Board member Christopher

Lucchetti acknowledged

that D210 is going in

the right direction to maintain

a sustainable budget

said the plan is concerning in

that it gets too aggressive in

spending moving into 2019

and 2020.

“We have the $5 million

we started with prior to this

year in restricted cash in

the capital projects fund,”

he said. “Initially when we

were talking about that, we

were talking about that covering

the capital projects we

were going to do for three to

four-year period,” he said.

“This basically spends down

that $5 million within the

first two years. My concern

is we are on the path to recovery.

We have very little

margin for safety.”

The 10-year capital projects

plan, however, is intended

to serve as a dynamic

document, in which changes

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T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

“I was with a friend, and we

went out with two guys who

were a lot older than us. We

hadn’t really dated anyone

before. We had something

slipped into our drinks, and

that was my first experience

with any kind of assault or


This could be, and far too

often is, any woman’s story.

Everything starts out OK;

there are laughs, there are

smiles, there are drinks —

alcoholic or not — and then

there is horror.

Kaleigh Wood knows that

horror. The New Lenox native

and former Lincoln-Way

Central student was the one

who was out with her friend.

That’s her who was abused

later that night. But it could’ve

been anyone’s sister, brother,

daughter, son, mother, father,


Wood was just 17, fresh out

of high school after graduating

a year early and living in New

York City. She didn’t know


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are made continually based

on conditions and needs.

In October, the Board of

Education will have a first

read for a responsible bidder

policy. D210 intends to

begin the bidding process in

early 2018.

Five-year financial

projections reviewed

Assistant Superintendent

of Business Brad Cauffman

presented the Board of Education

with a look at its fiveyear

financial forecast.

The district uses the document

for purposes of budget

development, tax levy determination,

scenario analysis,

trend analysis and annual

update and reassessment. It

what to do about the abuse,

how to cope with the feelings

of anger and depression.

That’s why she’s decided to

team up with other local artists,

to show people through

a variety of artistic mediums

that their voices can be heard,

that they are not alone and that

they do matter.

“I tried to brush it off,”

Wood said of her first encounter

with abuse. “I drank alcohol

that night and I kind of

blamed myself for what happened;

I was underage and I

was kind of like, ‘Oh, I was so

stupid.’ I kept trying to justify

what happened, saying, ‘It’s

not a big deal.’”

But it was a big deal, and it

influenced her next relationship

when she moved back

home. She ended up with an

abusive boyfriend who she

couldn’t leave for years, until

one day it clicked for her that

she needed help.

Wood said she had a “mental

breakdown.” That prompted

her to go to therapy.

“I thought therapy was only

for crazy people, but I realized

is based on hundreds of assumptions

that affect the

model’s outcomes.

The district’s budget relies

predominately on local

property taxes, which make

up 73 percent of its operating

revenues for fiscal year 2018,

and it is projected to become

more dependent on these collections

moving forward. The

consumer price index, or the

rate of inflation, is the largest

revenue assumption controlling

the district’s budget.

Another assumption of

note for the district’s budget

is revealed in the growth of

its new equalized assessed

valuation. New Lenox

School District 122 recently

received an early estimate

from Will County that

shows it retaining $51 million

instead of $68 million

as initially projected. That

that I needed to talk to someone

about what happened, and

I didn’t want to talk to my

parents, I didn’t want to talk to

anyone else. I had no one else

to talk to,” Wood said.

Therapy helped work

through her issues, and that

inspired her to do something:

start Arts Against Abuse.

“I didn’t really want to just

go on Facebook and beg people

to donate money to me, so

what I decided to do was to

put together a show as a way

of raising money,” Wood said.

So she posted her idea

online seeking other artists'

involvement. A lot who responded

were old friends

from high school, but a good

portion of them were strangers

who just wanted to get

involved and related to the

issues and wanted make a difference.

And "eNOugh: Arts

Against Abuse" was born.

Many of the artists are also

domestic violence and/or sexual

abuse survivors. They decided

to come together and do

something positive with what

they’ve been through. The

group is a collection of visual

artists displaying pieces on

stage; musicians playing original

songs, poetry and spoken

word; dancers; and independent


"eNOugh: Arts Against

Abuse" will perform at The

Drama Group in Chicago

Heights on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Proceeds from the show will

go toward organizations that

work to promote awareness of

and provide services for victims

of domestic violence and

sexual abuse.

“I didn’t want to negatively

work through [my experiences],"

Wood said. "I like to create

things, and that’s kind of

how I deal with everything.”

Wood has a music degree

from St. Francis. She teaches

part-time in Minooka teaching

private piano and voice

lessons, and theater classes.

She gives private lessons in

New Lenox and Frankfort.

She works one day a week at

Plainfield North High School

playing piano and running

choir groups. And she’s got a

church job on Sundays.

means the district is to bring

in $145,000 for fiscal years

2018 and 2019.

With these two assumptions,

D122 is anticipating

that its aggregate tax levy,

including debt service, to

increase to more than $100

million by 2022.

The district is projecting

that its property tax rate will

remain flat, but officials are

expecting an increase in the

levy due to the onset of additional

bond service payment.

“If you look as the district

begins to rebuild its fund balance

and to begin to eliminate

its need for tax anticipation

warrants, you will notice

that we have an additional

$1 million scheduled to be

levied into working cash as

the district begins to build

its own working cash fund

to eliminate the need for borrowing,”

Cauffman said.

D122 is anticipating surpluses

for fiscal year 2018

through 2023 in its five-year


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“I was going through a period

in my life where I was super

angry about it, and I kind

of wanted revenge from the

people who hurt me," Wood

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I teach music, I write, I do all

kinds of different art, actually.

I decided in the last year,

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Annual Halloween contests seek creative costumes, pumpkins

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

In case you did not hear,

22nd Century Media Southwest

Chicago announced this

past week that readers have

five ways to win prizes this

Halloween season with the

return of our costume and

pumpkin carving contests.

Details for each are below,

but questions can be directed

to Managing Editor Bill

Jones at

or (708) 326-9170 ext. 20.

The Costumes

The Halloween Costume

Contest for 2017 features

a total of three categories.

Adults 16 and older have two

ways to win, with awards for

scariest costume and most

creative up for grabs. Children

15 and younger, meanwhile,

will compete in one

category in which creativity

is key.

We’re going to pick just

one winner across each category

from all seven of our

southwest suburban towns.

So, your entries need to be


We have just a few rules.

1) You have to be the person

in the costume. You cannot

submit for anyone else,

with the exception of parents

who submit for their children.

2) Each person can only

submit one costume for an

entry (basically, you cannot

send yourself in multiple costumes

— pick one), though

families can send one entry

per person from different

members of the family (and

they can be submitted together).

3) We understand there

may be a bit in the way of

scary imagery (such is the

nature of the holiday), but

the costumes have to be relatively

family friendly to be

considered and published.

Nothing beyond PG-13.

4) Entries must be submitted

no later than 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, to bill@ or 22nd Century

Media, c/o Managing

Editor Bill Jones, at 11516

W. 183rd St. Unit SW Office

Condo 3, Orland Park, IL,

60467 (physical entries cannot

be returned), along with

names, email addresses and/

or phone numbers, and towns

for each of the entrants.

5) The entries will be

judged by 22nd Century

Media’s editorial staff, with

winners being chosen based

on creativity, successful execution

of an idea, quality of

craftsmanship and consideration

of the holiday/season.

6) All entries are subject to

being published.

The Pumpkins

Our pumpkin carving contest

returns in 2017 with a

category for adults 16 and

Please see Contest, 16

The Prizes

A breakdown of the prizes available in

22nd Century Media’s 2017 Halloween

Costume Contest, by category.

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• Gift certificate valued at $25 for

Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille, 15764 S.

Bell Road in Homer Glen

• Four 9-hole Rolling Hills walking

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82nd Ave. in Orland Park

Best Adult Costume-Creative (16 and older)

• A one-hour massage (valued at $65)

from Aura Bella Salon & Day Spa, 20491

S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort

• A gift certificate valued at $25 to

Sizzles, 571 E. Division St. in Lockport

Best Children’s Costume (15 and younger)

• An 11-week recreational gymnastics

session starting Jan. 22 ($15

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in Mokena

• Four unlimited play Power Cards for

Dave & Buster’s, 49 Orland Park Place

• One free pizza at Nancy’s Pizza,

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Best Adult-Crafted Pumpkin (16 and older)

• Two 1-hour racquetball/volleyball

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82nd Ave. in Orland Park

• Two hours of free bowling for up to six

people, including shoe rentals, along

with a pizza and pitcher full of pop, at

Laraway Lanes, 1009 West Laraway

Road in New Lenox

Best Pumpkin Created by a Child (15 and


• Gift certificate valued at $25 from

Odyssey Fun World, 19111 Oak Park Ave.

in Tinley Park.

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• One free pizza at Nancy’s Pizza,

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Active Aging Expo to return Oct. 21 for third year

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Center event to

feature seniorfocused


Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

The Active Aging Expo

may be turning 3 years old,

but the event is geared toward

seniors ages 50 and up.

The expo is slated for 9

a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

21, at the Tinley Park Convention

Center, 18451 Convention

Center Drive.

The free event is being

sponsored by DuPage Medical

Group, Ingalls Health

System, and Spring Creek

Nursing & Rehab.

The expo is to feature free

games of bingo and prizes,

music, informational sessions

and more than 40 vendor


“We provide a variety of

vendors, covering everything

from health and wellness to

insurance and financial planning,”

said Heather Warthen,

chief events officers at 22nd

Century Media. “It’s really

a benefit to seniors. We have

nursing homes and long-term

care facilities also there. It’s

helpful to get that information,

even if they are not quite

at that step yet. It’s good to

get information on those topics,

so they can plan for the


There also will be health

screenings provided by the

College of DuPage nursing

department, including blood

pressure screenings. Jewel-

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Among the vendors are

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Quality Plus Photo, which

provide services to take old

pictures and store them on

modern filing devices.

“It helps to preserve your

family history,” Warthen


Representatives from

American School Bus Company

also will be on-hand,

looking for retired seniors to

join the ranks as bus drivers.

Informational sessions

are to include speakers from

Spring Creek Nursing & Rehab,

DuPage Medical Group

and Ingalls Health System.

“The point of the Active

Aging Expo is to not only

provide a service to the community

and information to

our aging community but

also to provide an opportunity

to learn what businesses

are available in the community

to help with future planning,”

Warthen said.

Additionally, Patricia Mc-

Clure, the author of “Losing

a Hero to Alzheimer’s: The

Story of Pearl,” is scheduled

to talk about her book

around 9:15 a.m.

Bruce Korosa will be leading

a polka music band and

performing at the expo, and

the Something Special Singers

— a choral group featuring

senior citizens, from Kankakee

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Police Reports


Lockport man charged with

mob action, reckless conduct

A Lockport man was arrested

in Riverside Oct. 4 in

connection with an alleged

dispute involving two other

men and a handgun.

Alijandro Mosies

Mosquenda, 21, of the 1300

block of McCameron Avenue

in Lockport was charged

with mob action and reckless

conduct following a drugrelated

dispute on a bridge

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Oct. 5, by the Riverside

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Mosquenda, along with

Ruben Fallas Sapaula, of

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All three men were known

gang members, and the confrontation

was over a “drug

rip-off” that took place

months prior, police said.

Johnson was riding his bike

on the Barrypoint Bridge

when Mosquenda and Sapaula

approached him and

subsequently threw his bike

off the side of the bridge, according

to the release. That

was when Johnson revealed

his gun, racked it so there

was a live round in the chamber

and threatened to kill the

other two men, police said.

Witnesses told police that

Mosquenda and Sapaula got

back into a vehicle and fled,

while Johnson threw the

gun into the woods and fled

on foot to a nearby wooded


Mosquenda and Sapaula

posted bond and were released,

police said.

Reporting by Max Lapthorne,

Editor. For more, visit


Help from Mokena church

arrives in Texas

A team of eight volunteers

from Grace Fellowship

Church in Mokena arrived

in hurricane-battered Houston

Sept. 27 to help in the

clean-up efforts for those severely

affected by Harvey’s


Some flew, some drove.

But each of the eight arrived

ready to work and up

to the task. And what a task

it turned out to be.

All of the homes in the

Houston area that the Fellowship

volunteers visited

were inundated with between

3 and 5 feet of water

inside the homes. That meant

there would be days ahead of

tough manual labor, in sweltering

heat, if the group was

to fulfill its mission.

“You just can’t imagine

the debris and devastation

these people are dealing

with,” said Teri Erickson,

one of the Fellowships’ volunteers.

“It has become their

new normal.”

The supplies and financial

donations that were brought

to Texas have allowed the

group to help people in places

they need it the most.

They have given diapers,

formula and money to a

single mom with five children

she can barely afford

to feed. They bought a hot

water heater for an elderly

couple, who had to remain

in their home because the

81-year-old wife is caring

for her 86-year-old bedridden


Reporting by T.J. Kremer

III, Editor. For more, visit


Sandburg Principal Deb

Baker plans to retire at end

of school year

The Consolidated High

School D230 School Board

voted at its meeting Thursday,

Sept. 28, to approve

the retirement of Sandburg

Principal Deb Baker for the

end of the 2017-2018 school


Baker has been part of the

district since 2001, serving

in a variety of roles, including

English teacher, division

chairwoman, assistant

principal, associate principal

and, currently, principal.

Many of the School Board

members said they were

“reluctantly” approving her

retirement, as they did not

want to see her go.

In a memo to district staff

from Superintendent James

Gay, he wrote that he could

always “count on her honesty,

her integrity, her humor

and her absolute passion for

the calling of education.”

Prior to her time at D230,

Baker worked at De La Salle

Institute and Chicago Public



Frankfort Village Board

reacts to Las Vegas shooting

Members of the Frankfort

Village Board took several

minutes to express sympathy

for the victims of the recent

Las Vegas shooting during

the board’s Oct. 2 regular


On Oct. 1, a gunman staying

in a Las Vegas Strip hotel

opened fire on a crowd at a

nearby country music festival,

killing 59 people and injuring

hundreds more in one

of the worst mass shootings

in American history.

In memory of the victims,

the flag at the Frankfort

Village Hall building was

placed at half-mast, Frankfort

Mayor Jim Holland said.

Trustee Keith Ogle described

the shooting as a

“cowardly and evil act” and

said the board’s thoughts and

prayers were with the victims

and their families.

“Our sympathies go out

to those families affected by

the horrible shooting in Las

Vegas,” Trustee Mike Stevens

added. “It’s something

that’s hard to understand,

but it seems like it happens

way too often in our country.

Our sympathies do go out to

those folks.”

Reporting by Nuria Mathog,

Editor. For more, visit


Homer Pride Color Run

draws approximately 700

people in third year

Homer Jr. High School student

Nicholas Skiba topped

the third annual Homer Pride

Color Run Oct. 1.

Skiba, who serves as a

member of his school’s cross

country team, covered the

3.1-mile race just moments

ahead of the second-place


“It was hard,” said Skiba,

a Homer Glen resident. “I

tried my best, and I ran as

hard as I could.”

People of all ages took to

the racecourse to take part

in the Future Ready Student

Foundation’s Color Run,

which benefits Homer Community

Consolidated School

District 33C students, staff

and schools.

The Future Ready Student

Foundation aims to support

students, staff and classrooms

in the areas of science,

technology, engineering,

art and mathematics.

This year’s Color Run raised

more than $10,000, according

to the district.

Skiba said he prepared for

the run and that winning the

race did not serve as a first

for him.

“I sometimes get first,”

he said. “I like running on

grass, but it’s a good course.

Reporting by Megann Horstead,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit

Four thefts reported in one week

Four thefts reportedly occurred

between Sept. 25-

Oct. 2 in New Lenox.

The most recent reportedly

took place Oct. 2 when

two cartons of Newport cigarettes

(valued at $139) were

stolen from Speedway gas

station on the 800 block of

West Lincoln Highway.

On Oct. 1, a purse reportedly

was stolen from a

vehicle as it was parked in

front of Sports Clips on the

400 block of East Lincoln

Highway. Credit cards were

stolen from the purse and

used to make fraudulent purchases,

police said.

On Sept. 28, a package

delivered to a home on the

100 block of Forest Avenue

reportedly was stolen prior

to the homeowner’s arrival.

On Sept. 25, a wiper blade

and a wiper blade arm reportedly

were stolen from a

vehicle as it was parked at


From Page 14

older, as well as one for children

15 and younger. In both

categories, it is all about creativity

and skill.

We will pick just one winner

across each category

from all seven of our southwest

suburban towns.

We have just a few rules.

1) You have to be the person

who carved the pumpkin.

You cannot submit for anyone

else, with the exception

of parents who submit for

their children.

2) Each person can only

submit one pumpkin photo

(can feature multiple pumpkins

if there is a theme) for

an entry, though families can

send one entry per person

from different members of

the family (and they can be

submitted together).

3) We understand there

may be a bit in the way of

Jewel on the 2000 block of

East Laraway Road.

Sept. 26

• Personal information reportedly

was stolen and used

to open a fraudulent Verizon

Wireless account.

Sept. 25

• A vehicle reportedly was

damaged by a person or a

group of people throwing

rocks at it as it was parked on

the 2900 block of Star Pass.


Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

New Lenox Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Anyone listed

in these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.

scary imagery (such is the

nature of the holiday), but

the pumpkins have to be relatively

family friendly to be

considered and published.

Nothing beyond PG-13.

4) Entries must be submitted

no later than 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, to bill@ or 22nd Century

Media, c/o Managing

Editor Bill Jones, at 11516

W. 183rd St. Unit SW Office

Condo 3, Orland Park, IL,

60467 (physical entries cannot

be returned), along with

names, email addresses and/

or phone numbers, and towns

for each of the entrants.

5) The entries will be

judged by 22nd Century

Media’s editorial staff, with

winners being chosen based

on creativity, successful execution

of an idea, quality of

craftsmanship and consideration

of the holiday/season.

6) All entries are subject to

being published. Sound Off

the New Lenox Patriot | October 12, 2017 | 17

Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From as of Monday,

Oct. 9

1. Football: Birthday boy Marconi grinds

through Sandburg defense in win

2. Standout Student: Matt Maguire,

Lincoln-Way West, Senior

3. Boys Golf: Provi golfer wins regional,

Knights place third, West freshman


4. Arrowhead Ales, Irish Pig BBQ challenge

southland eateries, pubs

5. Football: Central responds big time after

loss to East

Become a member:

New Lenox Community Park District posted

this Oct. 3:

“When Ms. Kelly graduates from college,

Nelson ACES throws her a graduation


Like The New Lenox Patriot:

“The Girls Cross Country team won the Will

County championship. The varsity team had

8 runners in the Top 20!!”

@LWCKnights on Oct. 3

Follow The New Lenox Patriot: @TheNLPatriot

From the assistant editor

It’s so easy to do good

Amanda Stoll

Doing good for your

community and your

nation has never

been so easy, and is arguably

needed now more than


I’ve talked about hurricane

victims in the past

weeks and all the good that

people in the area are doing

to help them out. We are

getting into the fall season

when giving is on people’s

minds. Like it or not,

Thanksgiving is now less

than two months away.

But why can’t every day

be Thanksgiving?

Let’s start the season of

giving off the right way

and support our neighbors

and people right here in our


With the ever-popular

Pant for the Pantry 5K in

New Lenox on Oct. 15, anyone

can walk, run or sprint

their way to help financially

support the pantry.

Register for the race at And,

whether you’re a participant

or a spectator, everyone can

contribute in the form of

non-perishable food items.

Every year, the combined

race registrations and Old

Plank Trail Community

Bank donation amounts to

$10,000, and this year will

be no exception. But, with

truckload after truckload of

food making its way to the

pantry as well, they will be

well stocked for a while.

That’s not the case yearround,

though, and I think

it would be prudent to set

ourselves a reminder to donate

during the “off-season”

of giving. While we’re all

thinking about it now, make

a note on your calendar or

get out your phone and set

a reminder to think about

giving in a few months, and

a few months after that.

Many of us have extra

food items in our pantries

— I know I sure do — so

why not put those things to

good use?

Another race to support

your community is coming

up the following weekend,

with the Lincolnway Special

Recereation Association’s

Trick or Trot 5K. Funds

raised through the LWSRA

and the Heather Glen HOA

will benefit the construction

of an ADA inclusive playground

at the LWSRA.

The race will be held on

Oct. 18. The cost is $30 for

adults and $15 for participants

ages 14 and younger.

For more information and

registration, visit lwsra.


Later that day, those of

us 21 and older will really

enjoy the craft beer tasting

event being held in Frankfort

to support the Frankfort

Park District’s Operation

Playground Foundation.

They hope to purchase

a pumptrack to be named

in honor of the late Judy

Herder, who was a huge

supporter of the organization

and helped develop

many things in the Frankfort


The cost for the tasting is

$30 in advance and includes

12 tickets for 3-ounce

tastings. The cost at the

door is $35. For details and

tickets, stop by the Founders

Community Center or visit

Just in time for Halloween,

Mokena’s St.

John’s United Church of

Christ would like to take

your blood ... Sorry, I just

couldn’t resist the vampire


In all seriousness, though,

New Lenox churches frequently

host blood drives.

Giving blood is a quick,

easy and nearly painless

way to make a difference.

Chances are, you or

someone you know has

needed a blood transfusion

in the past, so this is a good

way to give back in a way

you know will be beneficial

to someone in a similar


To schedule an appointment,

call (708) 479-5123

or visit

Walk-ins are welcome, but

appointments are preferred.

A photo ID is required

to donate blood. Donor

eligibility questions can be

directed to (800) 786-4483.

So go, do one or two or

all of these things if you’re

feeling up to it — luckily

you won’t be giving blood,

going for a run and drinking

beer all on the same



From Page 11

their abuser, or from the fear

of the stigma of being labeled

negatively, or because they

just might not be able to come

to grips with their own psyche

and confront the fact that they

were abused.

Wood said she hopes those

who are part of that group

who are struggling to confront

their own abuse, as well

as those who have and want

to support others, will walk

away from the show with a renewed

sense of purpose.

“[You] don’t have to be

stuck in [an abusive situation],"

she said. "It’s very hard

to recognize; it’s just so easy

to be in an abusive situation

and not realize it because it’s

not like what you might see

on TV. Even the sexual assault,

I didn’t really realize I

had been sexually assaulted. I

kept trying to change the story

in my head, or blame myself,

because when you think about

rape, you think about someone

in a back alley with a

knife at your throat, and that’s

not what had happened.

“You can change your path

and you can do something

positive. A lot of people get

depressed and angry and they

don’t funnel their anger anywhere.”

To purchase tickets for

"eNOugh: Arts Against

Abuse," visit brownpape

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Working with such a successful real estate team has allowed her

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Hope Children’s Hospital. They have two grown children who are

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Patti loves working with people. Her clients know that she is always

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On a roll Orland

Park’s Joy of Thai going

on four years of cultivating

loyal regulars, Page 22

Surveying The

Scene Nightlife activities in

New Lenox and neighboring

towns are featured in The

Scene, Page 26

New Lenox resident

Austin Spalla, dressed

up as a hot dog vendor,

poses for a photo with

his “hot dogs,” Myles

(left) and Louie before the

costume contest Oct. 1

during Pooch-a-Palooza,

hosted by the New Lenox

Community Park District at

Walker Estates Park. Laurie

Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Dogs take over Walker Estates

Park for Pooch-a-Palooza, Page 21

20 | October 12, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Faith


Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Craft and Vendor Fair

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

Oct. 14. The church is seeking

crafters and vendors for

the 9th Annual Craft and

Vendor Fair. Cost for vendors

is $25 for an 8-foot

table and $10 for an additional

table. Admission is

free for shoppers. Registration

forms can be picked up

at the church office or online


craft-fair.html. For more information,

contact Michelle

Hoag at (815) 723-7642.

St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second

Ave., New Lenox)

Senior Social

1-3 p.m. Thursday, October

12, VFW Post 9545,

323 Old Hickory Road, New

Lenox. Join St. Jude for a

“hoedown” senior social

featuring entertainment by

The Ole Time Country Players.

Attendees are encouraged

to dress up for a costume

contest. Two winners

will receive gift cards. Cost

to join the group is $5 for the

year. Bring a snack to share

and a canned good for the

food pantry. For more information,

call (815) 462-0686.

Harvest Luncheon and Craft


10 a.m.-2 p.m. for craft

show, and 11:30 a.m.-1:30

p.m. for lunch, Thursday,

Oct. 26. St. Jude Council of

Cahtolic Women is sponsoring

the church’s annual

luncheon and craft show

at Franciscan Hall. Tickets

are $10 per person, but

children under 5 years old

are free. For tickets in advance,

call (815) 485-3511.

United Methodist Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox)

Trunk or Treat

3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 28. Join the church for a

trunk or treat in the parking

lot. For more information,

call (815) 485-8271.

Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Second Saturday

4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Join the church for a tailgate

party complete with football,

grill out, pumpkin decorating

for the children, and

s’mores for everybody. Hot

dogs will be provided, but

participants are welcome to

bring something else to grill

if they choose.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

5th Quarter

The church will host a

5th Quarter event after every

Lincoln-Way West regular

season home football

game: Oct. 13 and Oct. 20.

There will be free pizza, a

bonfire, games and professional

athlete speakers. All

students and parents are invited.

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In memoriam

Dale A. Klann

Dale A. Klann, 65, of New

Lenox, died Sept. 28. Dale

is survived by his children

Shaun (Natalie) Klann and

Lacey (Tom) Olsen; grandchildren

Travis and Kaitlyn

Klann, and Reese and Nick

Olsen; and numerous friends.

Dale was a mechanic, a realtor

and a home repair business

owner supporting the

New Lenox area. Family services

were private.

Anton J. Schopper

Anton J. Schopper, 84,

of New Lenox, died Sept.

28. He is survived by his

wife Patricia (nee Russell);

children Therese (Dr.

Len) Schlofman, Jacqueline

Steele and Barbara (Mark)

Ringo; grandchildren Jill

(Justin) Redding, Dr. Mike

(Laura) Schlofman, David

(Danielle) Schlofman,

Blaise (Pam) Steele, Anton

(Ashley) Steele, Laura, Ashley

and Caitlin Ringo; eight

great-grandchildren; and

numerous nieces and nephews.

Family received friends

at Kurtz Memorial Chapel,

followed by mass of Christian

burial at St. Jude and internment

at Good Shepherd

Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations to St.

Jude’s Children’s Research

Hospital or Shriners Hospital

for Children would be appreciated.

Howard A. Wall, Jr.

Howard A. Wall, Jr., 78,

of New Lenox, died Sept.

28. He is survived by his

wife Anna Wall (nee Greer);

children Julie (Rev. Evan)

Goranson, Nancy Wall and

Jeffrey (late Diana) Wall;

grandchildren Kate and

Carly Goranson; brother

Joe (Diane) Wall and many

nephews. Howard was a delivery

man for the U.S. Postal

service for 35 years. Family

received friends at Kurtz

Memorial Chapel. In lieu of

flowers, memorial donations

to Hope Covenant Church,

Orland Park to the Junior

and Senior High Youth Program

in Howard’s name

would be appreciated.

Rachel A. Bannerman

Rachel A. Bannerman, 24,

of New Lenox, died Sept.

27. Rachel is survived by

her parents Kirby and Brenda

Bannerman (Vittone);

siblings Rebecca Bannerman

and Luke Bannerman;

grandmother Olga Vittone;

and many aunts, uncles and

cousins. All services for Rachel

were private.

Have someone’s life you’d like

to honor? Email Editor James

Sanchez at james@newlenoxpa with information about

a loved one who was a part of

the New Lenox community. Life & ARts

the New Lenox Patriot | October 12, 2017 | 21

Walker Country Estates Park goes to the dogs

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

The dog days of summer

may have passed, but “fur”-

tunately it’s shaping up to be

a great fall – especially for

New Lenox’s four-legged


On Oct. 1, the New Lenox

Park District hosted an afternoon

of fun-filled activities

aimed at unleashing the good

times for dogs of all ages at

its annual Pooch-a-Palooza at

Walker Country Estates Park.

Raffles, demonstrations, dog

contests and pet massages –

compliments of Girl Scout

Troops 120 and 749 – ensured

that everyone had a “paw”-

some time.

Recreation Supervisor, Tracy

Wrase, especially enjoyed

this event because she is a

dog owner.

“I love dogs in general and

Pooch-a-Palooza is a great

opportunity for dog owners

to come out with no pressure

to check out all the different

products that are available

for dogs in the area,” she

said. “It brings the community

all together at a different

type of event.”

Prizes were awarded to

winners in a variety of dogcentric


“We held competitions for

the biggest dog, the smallest

dog and an owner look-alike

contest,” Wrase said. “All dogs

love to participate in our peanut

butter licking contest, and

we also had a costume contest

as well as the best trick.”

New Lenox residents, David

and Michelle Pawlak,

brought their 9-year-old rottweiler,

Macy, to Pooch-a-

Palooza where she relished in

some pampering while meeting

new pals.

“She enjoyed herself, and

she even made a couple of

new friends,” Michelle said.

“She had a complimentary

massage from the girl scout

Jake Tapella, of New Lenox, holds his dog, Grey.

Jenny English, of New Lenox, leads her dog, Choco Taco,

in an agility demonstration.

troops, she got dressed up and

had her picture taken and got

complimentary treats from

Tucker’s [Doggie Delights],”

David added.

Event sponsor Tucker’s

Doggie Delights – located

by Berkot’s in New Lenox at

2011 Calistoga Drive – was

onsite to help educate petowners

on the benefits of

feeding their dogs all-natural

food and treats, free of corn,

soy, wheat, by-products, artificial

preservatives and fillers.

“We’d rather have dogs

thrive than simply survive,”

said Manager Nick Janowski.

“The cheaper stuff from the

grocery stores – commercial

foods – have a lot of fillers,”

he continued. “A lot of

these products aren’t fit for

humans, so why would you

give your four-legged family

member that type of treat? It’s

all about what is species appropriate.

When pets thrive

on better foods, they have less

vet visits, less health issues

and their all-around health is


Stone City Kennel Club

also had a booth, and they

hosted demonstrations

on nose work and agility.

Advertising committee

Sophia Tannura, of New Lenox, holds her dachshund, Miley, Oct. 1 during Pooch-a-Palooza

at Walker Estates Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

member, Heather Tannura,

explained that the New

Lenox-based club is for petowners

of all ages, skill sets

and fitness levels.

“We have junior handlers

all the way through seniors, so

it’s for everybody,” she said.

“We’re very family based.

From competition level dogs

Catie Kosteck, of New Lenox, poses for a photo with her

boxer, Welder.

to your average house pet, we

want everybody to have fun.”

Tannura encouraged anyone

interested in learning

more about the club to stop

by Stone City Kennel Club on

Fridays at 10 a.m. to try out

the Fido Fitness class, which

takes place on the facility’s

indoor walking track.

“The program is geared towards

seniors – or anyone –

especially when it’s hot, cold

or raining outside,” Tannura


With so many great events

and businesses catering to local

pets it has become clear

that New Lenox has gone to

the dogs.

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Lindsey said a little known fact is that Joy

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where she cooks, cleans, serves and does

pretty much every job there is.

It’s a true family affair, with her two main

employees being her mother and father, Wanphen

and Phaiboon Luangumong, who moved

to the United States from Thailand a few years

after Joy to help her with the restaurant.

“I think my whole family has such a good

work ethic,” Lindsey said. “That has helped

me a lot.”

In addition to her parents, Lindsey has

a small staff, with most of her employees

working the dinner shift, when the restaurant

is busiest.

Lindsey grew up in Lamphun, Thailand

and earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing

before moving to the United States

in 2006. She originally worked as a nanny

in New Jersey before finding her way to the

Chicago area. Lindsey said she studied English

as a second language and one day decided

to open her own restaurant.

Even though she said she enjoys cooking,

Lindsey said she did not until she started

thinking about the restaurant. In fact, she

credited her cooking skills to a woman from

Thailand she met after moving here.

Lindsey said the restaurant is heavily influenced

by her home country. From the decorations

adorning the walls and front counter

to the salt and pepper shakers as well as the

dishes, Lindsey said it is all from Thailand.

Every time she visits, she finds new things to

bring back with her.

She said there are two things on which she

will not compromise: customer service and

fresh ingredients. Between those two things,

she said she wants the customer to have a

good experience and enjoy the food.

“The most important thing for me is to

make sure the customer comes back,” she

said. “I don’t care what it takes. I don’t care

if it’s going to take one dish or two dishes to

make sure they like it.”

Panang curry, pictured with the chicken

option ($10.95), is a moderately spicy

curry at Joy of Thai in Orland Park. Amanda

Stoll/22nd Century Media

Joy of Thai

11013 W. 179th St. in Orland Park


• 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

• Closed Mondays

For more information ...


Phone: (708) 995-1232

Instead of chicken stock, Lindsey said she

only uses vegetable stock in order for her

recipes to be vegetarian friendly, and she

also offers gluten-free menu options. She

said most menu items can be tailored to the

desired spiciness, and all are free of MSG.

Lindsey said she works long hours, from

before open until after close every day,

which she said is tiring but she enjoys it.

“We’ve been working for four years, [but

there is] never one day that I feel I don’t

want to come here,” Lindsey said.

She said she is not great at remembering

names, but she has a way with people’s orders.

She said she remembers her regular

customers’ favorites and even how spicy

they like their food, and what vegetables

they may or may not like.

Lindsey said the yellow curry has become

popular with customers who like their food

on the mild side. The Traditional yellow Thai

curry is simmered in coconut milk with potatoes,

carrots and onions. The dish can be

made with chicken, tofu or mixed vegetables

Please see The Dish, 23 Life & Arts

the New Lenox Patriot | October 12, 2017 | 23

NLFPD to host open house

Oct. 14 at all four stations

Submitted by New Lenox Fire

Protection District

New Lenox area residents

are invited to stop by any of

the New Lenox Fire Protection

District’s fire houses the

morning of Saturday, Oct.

14 to meet some of your area

firefighters and take a quick

tour of each station.

Below are the station addresses

and hours of each

station’s open house:

• Station 1, 261 E. Maple

Street will be welcoming

residents during the New

Lenox Fire Foundation’s

pancake breakfast, from 8

a.m.–10 a.m.

• Station 2, 1205 N. Cedar

Road will be welcoming residents

from 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

• Station 3, 930 N. Country

Creek Drive will be welcoming

residents from 9

a.m.–11 a.m.

• Station 4, 19819 Schoolhouse

Road will be welcoming

residents from 9 a.m.–11


“Many people have never

stopped by their local firehouses,”

said New Lenox

Fire Chief Adam Riegel.

“We thought that this would

give our residents an opportunity

to do that and meet the

firefighters that cover their

area of town.”

The Dish

From Page 22

($10.95); beef ($12.95); or

shrimp ($14.95).

The crispy duck curry

($15.95) is another popular

menu item, found on the

Thai specials menu section,

which is served with crispy

duck sautéed in red curry

and coconut milk, with bell

pepper, pineapple, carrot and


Lindsey said her favorite

menu item is the basil

fried rice, which she said

is a simple dish made with

stir-fried jasmine rice, egg,

basil leaves, onion, bell pepper,

and hot chili. It is one of

the many items that can be

made with chicken, tofu or

mixed vegetables ($9.95);

beef ($11.95); or shrimp or

a combination of shrimp,

chicken and beef ($14.95).

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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Cleopatra’s killer

4. “The X-Files” extras

8. Sandburg badminton


13. Mekong Delta


14. Male and female

16. Glee club

17. Failing grades

18. How some stocks are


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Day” singer from the UK

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23. Event held at Breidert


26. Frankfort’s roots

are this

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54. Father of independent


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62. Super Mario Bros.


66. Flat breads of south


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74. Dentist qualification


1. Pop-ups on your computer

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10. Apple’s operating


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12. Surgeons’ sites,


15. ___ Lanka

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24. Ribbed

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27. Soccer send off

28. Synthetic

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30. Marshal at Waterloo

33. Corn shucks

34. Boom box button

37. Father

40. Give ___ for one’s


41. “All over the world”

singers, for short

42. Time in ads

43. Part of a stress test,


44. In the way of

49. Scared

51. Astronomer Halley

52. Made a walkway

53. Convictions

55. Ups

57. Indian dignitary

59. USNA grad.

60. Spanish appetizer

62. Canine command

63. Quid ___ quo

64. “___ the Hills and Far


65. Musician Yoko

67. One of 100 in D.C.


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(1300 N. Cedar Road,

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■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

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The Alley Grill and Tap


(18700 S. Old LaGrange

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(11247 W. 187th St., Mokena;

(708) 478-8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

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(10160 191st St., Mokena;

(708) 479-6873)

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■9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:


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(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-Friday:

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(14929 Archer Ave., Lockport;

(815) 836-8893)

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Thursdays: Live DJ and


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(811 Northern Drive,

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■7-10 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Cosmic Bowl

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in The Scene, email




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box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

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the New Lenox Patriot | October 12, 2017 | 27

Customer Satisfaction through the Roof at Prairie Trails in Manhattan

Excellent Communications translates into positive home buying and building experience

Distinctive Home Builders continues

to add high quality homes

to Manhattan at Prairie Trails;

its latest new home community,

located within the highly-regarded

Lincoln-Way School District.

Many families are thrilled to call

Prairie Trails home and couldn’t

be happier.

“Homes are one of the last truly

hand made major purchase there

is,” said Bryan Nooner, president

of Distinctive Home Builders.

“Many of our skilled craftsmen

have been working with our company

for over 20 years. We also

take pride on having excellent

communicators throughout our

organization. This translates into

a positive buying and building

experience for our homeowners

giving us one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.”

“But don’t take our word for it ask

our homeowners,” urges Nooner.

Nancy Schueler and her husband

Jim purchased an Ashley ranch at

Prairie Trails last year. “We raised

four sons in a large five-bedroom

home in Mokena. We knew and

liked the area but could not find

what we were looking for in New

Lenox or Mokena. We went a little

further to Manhattan and saw

this home on an oversize lot with

pond views, met with Bryan and

Lynne and liked what we heard.

Bryan sat down with us and allowed

us to make changes we

thought we might like such as

enlarging the width of the home

to accommodate a larger kitchen

and we bumped out a three car

garage because my husband likes

to woodwork and needed the extra

space,” said Nancy Schueler.

“The building process was

great,” continued Schueler. “We

had a picture of a home we wanted

to buy in Colorado and Bryan

customized the facade of our new

home to replicate it. We also liked

the fact that Bryan lived locally

and that we worked with a family

company. He had a good handle

on what we were looking for even

making suggestions about things

that we didn’t even think of. It was

overwhelming but we would do it

all over again. Everything Distinctive

said they would do they did.

If anything wasn’t kosher with us,

they changed it. Distinctive was

so willing to make us happy, was

always present to walk us through

our home under construction and

answer any questions.”

Karie and Jason Emerson recently

built a Prairie model at

Prairie Trails. “Our experience

with Distinctive Home Builders

could not have gone more

smoothly,” said Karie Emerson.

“Everyone says building a home is

one of the most stressful experiences

but ours could not have been

better. Our initial home search

was for a resale home with not

much luck, then we saw an article

in the newspaper for new homes

in Manhattan. We went there and

met Lynne and we were SOLD.

“We found a great lot, a perfect

model for us and worked closely

with Lynne and Bryan on the

design and without their help we

would not have been able to build

such a beautiful home,” continued

Emerson. “We made a lot of modifications

to the standard Prairie

model which was never a problem.

We loved that we were able to see

the progress on their client portal

and Distinctive delivered our

home in the time frame promised.

All of the subcontractors treated

the building of our home as if it

was their own. Thank you Bryan,

Josh, Lynne, Jeff and everyone

that we came into contact with

at Distinctive Home Builders you

gave us our Dream Home.”

Tony and Nikki Uranin lived on

the other side of Manhattan and

wanted a new home they could

grow into with their two young

children ages 2 and 4 – with more

space and new trees. Nikki was

born and raised in Manhattan

and was previously a teacher in

the Manhattan school system.

They also have a lot of family

living nearby.

“We checked out many builders

in the area and Distinctive

had the floor plan and upgrades

we were looking for within our

price range,” said Nikki Uranin.

“From the moment we met with

Lynne we were connected - our

kids loved her and she was not

pushy. The key decision were the

layouts compared to what else was

out there. We even had a home to

sell and they held our lot for us.”

“There was also great communication

throughout the process,”

she added. We met with Bryan,

the owner, and reviewed designs

and wanted to extend our loft

upstairs. Bryan worked on the

floor plan with us and we were

able to do it!

“There is even an App on your

phone where they posted building

progress. Everything went

smoothly. It was a breeze making

selections with the vendors - they

told us that Distinctive was great

to build with. Distinctive was very

responsive after we moved in

when we had a leak from a storm.

They came out the next day and

took care of the issue right away.”

Harold and Molly Hewitt lived in

New Lenox the last 20 years and

initially had no interest in building.

“We then put a deposit down

with another builder and soon

after had to cancel,” explained

Harold Hewitt. “When we came

back to them we lost all of our

incentives. We found out that

Distinctive Home Builders offered

incentives and after meeting with

Lynne; who took us through many

different homes, we put down a


The Hewitts built a Foxgrove

model and took advantage of the

customization from Distinctive

Home Builders. “We did three

custom changes: We moved the

master suite from the front of

the house to the back so we could

enjoy the lake views, made the

loft bigger and added a bathroom

downstairs. Our old house lacked

natural light so we added additional

larger windows throughout

our new home,” said Hewitt.

“The building process went

fast for us because the weather

was on our side and we moved

in last May,” Harold continued.

“Lynne explained all of our options

and she and Bryan went

over everything at a later date

pretty much seamlessly. We knew

what we wanted and appreciated

Lynne’s suggestions and accessed

the online portal for construction

updates and pictures. We have one

child, age 16 still living at home

currently attending Lincoln Way

West, a fine school.”

Frazer and Linda Gulli closed

eight months ago on an Arbor

ranch. Two of their grown children

live across the street in another

subdivision and a third not

too far from there. “When Distinctive

opened up we were curious,”

said Linda Gulli. “We wanted to

be close enough to help with the

kids but not too close. We built

a ranch, made custom changes

and have plenty of room for us.

We modified the master bath and

replaced the second closet with

a walk-in shower. We also added

a lot of canned lighting; so far

we have been told that we have

the most canned lighting in the


“We previously built a townhome

so we were familiar with building,”

Gulli continued. The process

was fine with Distinctive, they

were accommodating and willing

to meet us after work. Distinctive

also has a web site where we

logged in to check progress and

pictures as our home was being

built. Even though we drove by

often it was a nice convenience

and understand how some people

who live further away can appreciate

it. Lynne and Josh are so nice

and helpful! We appreciate all the

help throughout the whole process

from both of them! Everyone at

Distinctive is nice and even now

that we are moved in they still

wave to us when they drive by! We

can see the lake from our home,

the neighbors are very friendly

and we absolutely love the fact

that the Wauponsee Glacial Trail

is so close for us to just hop on

with our bikes.”

There are 13 ranch, split-level

and six two-story single-family

home styles to choose from each

offering three to eight different

exterior elevations. The three- to

four-bedroom homes feature two

to two-and-one-half baths, twoto

three-car garages and a family

room, all in approximately 1,600

to over 3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included in

most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new home truly

personalized to suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick exteriors

on all four sides of the first

floor; custom maple cabinets;

ceramic tile or hardwood floors

in the kitchen, baths and foyer;

genuine wood trim and doors

and concrete driveways can all

be yours at Prairie Trails. All

home sites at Prairie Trails can

accommodate a three-car garage;

a very important amenity to the

Manhattan homebuyer, according

to Nooner.

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

featuring a 20-acre lake on site, as

well as direct access to the 22-mile

Wauponsee Glacial Prairie Path

that borders the community and

meanders through many neighboring

communities and links to

many other popular trails. The

Manhattan Metra station is less

than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive

Home Builders has built

homes throughout Manhattan

in the Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well as

in the Will and south Cook county

areas over the past 30 years.

Visit the on-site sales information

center for unadvertised

specials and view the numerous

styles of homes being offered

and the available lots. Call

Lynne Rinck at (708) 737-9142 for

more information or visit www.

The Prairie Trails new home information

center is located three

miles south of Laraway Rd. on

Rt. 52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, Manhattan, IL. 60422.

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

and always available by appointment.

Specials, prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and lot

availability are subject to change

without notice. Please contact a

Distinctive representative for current

pricing and complete details.

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TATE of 132 DAWN WAY, ,

NEW LENOX, IL 60451 (Single

Family Residence ). On the 2nd

dominium, in accordance with 735

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

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




day of November, 2017 to be held

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38 | October 12, 2017 | The New at Lenox 12:00 noon, Patriot at the Will County

Classifieds hereby notified that the purchaser LORD'S SUNSET TRAIL, UNIT

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

of the unit, other than a mortgagee, 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

shall pay the assessments and legal PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4

under Case Title: ILLINOIS

fees required by subdivisions OF SECTION 22, IN TOWNSHIP

2701 Property for HOUSING 2701 Property DEVELOPMENT for 2703 Legal (g)(1) and 2703 (g)(4) of Legal Section 9 and 35 NORTH, AND IN RANGE 11

AUTHORITY, Plaintiff V.

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NOX, IL 2703 60451 Legal


Description of Improvements:


Single Family Residence


TATE of 2311 Heron Lane, New

Lenox, IL 60451 (Single Family

Residence ). On the 2nd day of November,

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: Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Plaintiff V. Joseph K. Baumeister;

Elaine J. Baumeister Defendant.

Case No. 16 CH 1753 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 a mortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

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

the assessments required by subsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property


Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) if there is a surplus 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party

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:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611













TATE of 132 DAWN WAY, ,

NEW LENOX, IL 60451 (Single

Family Residence ). On the 2nd

day of November, 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: ILLINOIS


AUTHORITY, Plaintiff V.




Case No. 17 CH 0650 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial



Case No. 17 CH 0650 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 a mortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

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

the assessments required by subsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property


Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) if there is a surplus 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party

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:

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175 N Franklin Suite 201

Chicago, Illinois 60606

P: 312-357-1125

F: 312-357-1140











2702 Public


Certificate No. 31823 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will on September 26, 2017

wherein the business firm of Aura

Painting located at 1505 London

Rd, New Lenox, IL 60451 is registered

and a certificate notice setting

forth the following:

Dominic F Ruiz, 1505 London

Road, New Lenox, IL 60451



hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 26th day of September, 2017.

Nancy Schultz Voots

Will County Clerk




) SS.






Wells Fargo Bank, NA



Joseph K. Baumeister; Elaine J.



No. 16 CH 1753


Public notice is hereby given that

pursuant to a judgment entered in

the above cause on the 23rd day of

January, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 2nd day of

November, 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 or bidders

the following-described real


Lot 254 in Laraway Ridge Unit 3,

being a Subdivision in the Northwest

Quarter of Section 33, Township

35 North, Range 11 East of

the Third Principal Meridian, according

to the plat thereof recorded

October 10, 2001 as Document No.

R2001135642, and Certificate of

Correction recorded as Document

R2002-88664 in Will County, Illinois.

Commonly known as:

2311 Heron Lane, New Lenox, IL


Description of Improvements:

Single Family Residence



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 a mortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

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

the assessments required by subsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property


Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) if there is a surplus following

Illinois Condominium Property


Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) if there is a surplus 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party

obtains a court order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.



Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611


Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County












) SS.














No. 17 CH 0650


Public notice is hereby given that

pursuant to a judgment entered in

the above cause on the 1st day of

August, 2017, MIKE KELLEY,

Sheriff of Will County, Illinois,

will on Thursday, the 2nd day of

November, 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 or bidders

the following-described real
















Commonly known as:


NOX, IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Residence



Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%)

at the time of sale and the balance




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 a mortgagee,

shall pay the assessments and legal

fees required by subdivisions

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

the assessments required by subsection

(g-1) of Section 18.5 of the

Illinois Condominium Property


Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03

(J) if there is a surplus 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party

obtains a court order for its distribution

or, in the absence of an order,

until the surplus is forfeited to

the State.



Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel LLC

175 N Franklin Suite 201

Chicago, Illinois 60606

P: 312-357-1125

F: 312-357-1140

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County











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40 | October 12, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

Athlete of the Week

This Week In…

10 Questions

with Ryan Nolan

Ryan Nolan is a senior golfer

on the Lincoln-Way Central

on the boys golf team.

When did you start

playing golf?

When I was around 6 or

7 years old at our local golf

course. ... It first started with

me and all my friends going

out there just messing

around and having fun. And,

the more I played the more

I started to like the game.

My dad is a huge golfer, as

well, so when he started to

see that I had a little interest

in the sport, he started teaching

me. ... It’s not like I was

forced to do it. I just grew

up loving it, and I still love

it today.

What’s your favorite

thing about golf?

The individuality of it. Golf

is all about yourself, and you

can’t blame anything else but

you. If you make mistakes,

it’s your fault, you have to

make up for it. ... It’s just a

sport where everything’s on

me if I do something bad.

In any other team sport, everyone

else on your team

could do bad, and you could

do great and you could still

lose the game. That’s why I

like golf. It’s very rewarding

at times. It can be brutal at

times, but it’s golf. It evens

out eventually.

What is your biggest

challenge in golf?

Keeping your mind in it.

It’s so easy to — right after

a rough hole — give up. But,

that’s what I’ve been working

on a lot. Trying to tell

myself that no matter what,

I can always come back. The

bad hole may happen, but

you could come back with

two good holes, and then

you’re good now. ... It’s just

having the right mindset on

the course, I’d say, is definitely

the most difficult thing

— just keeping your cool.

Out of putting, driving

or chipping, what is

your favorite?

I have to say driving. It’s

fun. When you get your driver

going and you feel confident

with it, you can almost

swing as hard as you want

to feel that it’s going right

down the middle. I think

driving is my favorite, but

my short game is the best.

I’d say out of those three

aspects, I’m pretty confident

with my short game,

but when it comes to hitting

the long ball, it’s pretty fun

when you’re starting to feel

it. There’s no better feeling

in golf than having it drive

right down the middle.

What is something you

have learned from coach

Ryan Pohlmann?

I’d say keeping my calm.

He’s been working with me

a lot on that. He’s the one

that kind of taught, me along

with my family of course,

that it’s never over. I could

be thinking that I’m shooting

the worst round out of everyone

in the tournament, but it

ends up being one of the best

scores. Golf is one of those

sports that anything could

happen. So, he’s always

driven in the fact to never

give up on yourself.

What is your goal for

this season?

We haven’t had a state

team for golf in a long time,

and that’s our goal. I feel like

we’ve got a good chance at

it. We’ve got a really solid

team this year. We just need

to go in with confidence and

know that we could put up

a good score... I’d say our

team goal is definitely going

down to state because that

would be a fun experience

for everyone, especially for

me and the other couple seniors

on the team, having

our final year on the golf

team going down to state.

That would be amazing, but

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our final year.

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If you could meet any

famous person, who

would it be and why?

There’s a couple people.

Golf related, I would say my

favorite golfer is Phil Mickelson.

He’s a pretty cool guy.

He’s a very good person in

life. He’s unbelievable when

it comes to golf, and I feel

like he would be a cool person

to meet.

What is your ideal postgame


I’m a pizza guy. If I had

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be pizza. My favorite in the

area is probably Aurelio’s.

If you won the lottery,

what would you buy?

I’d probably get some

pretty cool cars. I know my

family loves cars... To be

honest, I don’t know if I

would do too much. I love

the life I have right now. I

like where I live. I love the

situation we’re in at home.

I can’t ask for much more.

There’s always those little

things in life that everyone

wants. Maybe we would go

on a cool vacation or something

but other than that,

I kind of like where I’m

at. Friends and family are

always around me, and I

couldn’t ask for much more

What car would you

love to have?

I’ve always loved Lamborghinis.

I thought they always

looked the coolest.

Interview by Assistant Editor

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Knights varsity



■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Sandburg,

7:30 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 12 - at Thornwood,

5:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts Autumn

Knights Tournament, 8 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - hosts Thornridge,

5:30 p.m.

Boys golf

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at State Final,


Girls golf

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at State Final,


Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 13-14 at Andrew

Sectional, TBA

Boys soccer

■Oct. ■ 17 - hosts Marist, 7


Girls swimming

■Oct. ■ 12 - at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 5 p.m.

Boys cross country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at SWSC Invite,

4:30 p.m.

Girls cross country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at SWSC Invite,

4:30 p.m.

Warriors Varsity



■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Stagg, 7:30


Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 12 - at Thornton, 5:45


■Oct. ■ 14 - at Autumn Knights

Tournament, 8 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - hosts Andrew, 5:30


Boys golf

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at State Final


Girls golf

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at State Final,


Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 13-14 at Andrew

Sectional, TBA

Boys soccer

■Oct. ■ 18 - hosts Andrew,

5:30 p.m.

Girls swimming

■Oct. ■ 12 - hosts Thornwood,

5 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 - at Glenbrook South

Relays, noon

Boys cross country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at SWSC Invite,

4:30 p.m.

Girls cross country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at SWSC Invite,

4:30 p.m.

Celtics Varsity



■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Loyola

Academy, 7:30 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Oct. ■ 13 - at Glenbard East

Autumnfest, 5 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 - at Glenbard East

Autumnfest, 8 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Loyola Academy,

6 p.m.

Boys golf

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at State Final,


Girls golf

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at State Final,


Boys soccer

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Rich East

Regional, 4:30 p.m.

Girls tennis

■Oct. ■ 13-14 at Andrew

Sectional, TBA

Boys cross country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at CCL

Championships, TBA

Girls cross country

■Oct. ■ 14 - at GCAC

Championships, TBA Sports

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Boys Soccer

Krohe returns from injury, scores two goals to beat Central

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Brock Krohe picked a

good time to get reactivated.

The Lincoln-Way West

senior forward didn’t even

know if he’d play when the

Warriors met their crosstown

rivals on the soccer field last

week. But he did and ended

up scoring both his teams

goals — including the game

winner in overtime — as

Lincoln-Way West outlasted

Lincoln-Way Central 2-1 in

OT in a SouthWest Suburban

Conference Red Division

tussle on Thursday, Oct.

5, at West.

While both teams are a

longshot in the SWSC Red

race, that aspect mattered little.

But it was still a matchup

of neighboring schools.

West (9-5-2, 2-2) is now 7-1-

1 in its last nine games. The

Warriors, who defeated Central

3-0 last year, kept their

slight hopes alive for a tie

in the conference race. The

Knights (8-6-1, 1-3) were

coming off a 1-0 win over

Andrew on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

But they are 1-4-1 in their

last six games.

It was made even more extra

special for Krohe, as he

played on the Central varsity

as a junior. He transferred to

West last season when the

District 210 boundaries were


“I sprained my right

ankle against Andrew in

warmups,” Krohe said of

the injury he suffered before

a 3-2 loss at home on Sept.

26. “I was out since then,

but they cleared me to play

about 30 minutes before the

game. I was pretty happy.”

He sure was, especially

in the extra session which

was played in sudden death

format. Earlier in overtime

Central suffered an injury as

sophomore midfielder Nick

Willner went out with a left

ankle injury at almost exactly

the midway point of the

first 10 minute OT. Just over

a minute later West senior

defender Luke James had a

throw-in from the right side.

The ball sailed directly into

the mass of players in front of

the net. There it found Krohe,

who put it in with 3:50 to

play for the game winner.

“I just ran through and

we practice that everyday,”

Krohe said of the game winning

play. “Luke threw in a

perfect pass and I touched it

off my knee for the goal.

“Going into overtime, we

knew we had to play smart,

keep our heads up and get

it done. It’s pretty amazing.

I played sophomore year [at

Central] and now I’m here.

So it was exciting and special,

and can’t get better.”

The timing surely couldn’t

get better.

“It was literally 30 minutes

before the game when

he was cleared,” West first

year coach Matt Laude said

of Krohe’s clearance. “It was

pretty opportune.”

Krohe also scored the

games first goal in the 23rd

minute. Well, he at least

started it as he took a corner

kick from junior midfielder

David Flores and got a shot

off. The ball actually deflected

off a Knight player

and went past junior keeper

Adam Kedzior for a score.

Krohe was given credit for

the goal.

Central tied it up late in

the first half. Sophomore

midfielder Jake Camaioni

creamed an initial shot, but it

was turned back by Connor

O’Shaughnessy. The junior

keeper gave up a rebound

which went back to Camaioni

and he was able to convert

the second attempt to tie the

game at 1-1 with three minutes

left in the half.

“There was no scoring for

Dylan Leonard looks

downfield for a throw-in.

nearly the next 50 minutes,

but not for a lack of opportunities.

The Knights had

possession for nearly four

straight minutes between the

67th and 71st minutes. In

that time they had a couple

of corner kicks and a throwin.

Toward the end of the

half, they also had some

nice long strikes from senior

midfielder Luke Baumgartner

and senior defender Ben

Zuraitis that were turned

back by O’Shaughnessy.

“We had a lot of thowins

and corner kicks, but

we couldn’t finish,” Central

coach Sean Fahey said. “We

create opportunities, we’re

right there. We just miss fire

on them.

“Anytime a Lincoln-

Way school plays another

Lincoln-Way school it’s

emotional and high energy.

Credit West, they came out

on top.”

The Warriors had a great

opportunity to come out on

top near the end of regulation.

Flores sent in a corner

kick from the right side. Senior

forward Kyle Seymour

Lincoln-Way West’s David Flores (left) and Lincoln-Way Central’s Breandan Brannigan

battle for the ball Thursday, Oct. 5, during a SWSC Red crosstown matchup between the

two teams in New Lenox. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

got a well-timed head on

it, but the ball hit the upper

right corner of the goalpost

and crossbar and rolled up

and off with four minutes to

play in regulation.

“I’ll take it,” said Laude

of getting the victory in his

first matchup as head coach

against the crosstown rivals.

“We have a good conference

top to bottom and it was

great to coach against Sean

[Fahey]. We’re both Millikin

University guys, but he went

there before me. All the stories

I heard when I was at

Millikin were about how

good Sean was. So it was an

honor to coach against him.”

Both teams open the postseason

next week. West is

the No. 6 seed in the Reavis

Sectional. The Warriors

host a familiar foe, No. 11

seeded Andrew, at 5:30 p.m.

on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The

winner advances to the regional

title game match at

10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The Knights are the No. 7

seed in the Reavis Sectional

and also host their own regional.

There they face No.

10 seeded Marist at 7 p.m.

on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The

winner will play for the regional

championship at 5

p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.

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Girls Swimming and Diving

Central relay teams make history against West


Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way Central’s Kiera Bulger swims the breaststroke

portion of the 200 IM.

Being the veteran coach

he is, Patrick Shaughnessy is

always looking for a way to

motivate his team.

So when the Lincoln-Way

Central girls swimming

squad strode across town to

square off against Lincoln-

Way West in a SouthWest

Suburban Conference Red

Division matchup last week,

Shaughnessy took a look at

the Warriors record board.

There he saw a couple of

pool records he though his

team could break. They did.

The Knights set new pool

records in the 200-yard medley

relay and the 400-yard

freestyle relay. That helped

them cruise to a 129-57 victory

over West on Thursday,

Oct. 5 at West.

Central (7-2, 3-0) remained

undefeated in Red

Division dual meets. It was

the first Red Division loss

for the Warriors (5-3, 2-1).

“We’re just trying to find

some motivation,” Shaughnessy

said. “So I walked

in, looked at the board and

said, ‘Are you ready? Go for

these!’ It’s hard to find that

motivation at this point in

the season, but the girls did.”

They sure did as the foursome

of freshman Keara

McGowan, junior Cetta Senese,

senior Julia Signorelli

and sophomore Madi Jager

kicked off the meet with

a time of 1:53.7 to win the

200-yard medley relay and

set the new pool record in

the process. The old mark

was 1:55.48 by Peoria Notre

Dame in an invite in 2010.

To give an idea how good

the time was, the Knights

also had the second-place

team in that relay event. That

was the foursome of freshman

Kori Loza, senior Kiera

Bulger, junior Isabelle Dutka,

and sophomore Sierra

Maze (2:05.91) were more

than 12 seconds behind.

West had the third-place

foursome. They were sophomore

Alex Dorencz, junior

Julia Mindy, senior Alex

Carter, and freshman Amelia

Dellamano. (2:12.61).

The Knights bookended

the meet by setting the other

pool record in the last event.

That was the 400-yard freestyle

relay.There the same

foursome of McGowan,

Signorelli, Jager, and Senese

came in with a time of

3:45.58. The old record was

3:46.24 and also set by Peoria

Notre Dame in 2010.

Central actually had the top

three relay teams in the 400.

Placing second last week was

Maze, freshman Sam Triner,

freshman Mallory Brownrigg,

and Dutka (4:07.91).

“That was cool,” Jager

said of being on both relay

teams that set the new pool

records. “We came in wanting

to do that. It was a goal

we set for ourselves on the

way in and we did it.”

Jager believes the relays

can get even better.

“All of our times from

last year have improved by

at least a second,” she said.

“We’re planning on going to

state and medaling in these

relays. It’s going to just take

lots and lots of practice.”

Those hours of practice already

showed for Jager in last

weeks meet as she finished

first in a pair of individual

events. Those were the 50-

yard freestyle - where she

won with a time of 26.11 seconds,

edging West junior Delaney

Janosek (27.10). Jager

(1:14.33) also won the 100-

yard breaststroke. Freshman

Lea Moeller (1:17.30) placed

second for the Warriors.

Dutka also captured two

individual titles for Central.

Those were in the 200-yard

Individual Medley (2:21.23)

where she edged Signorelli

(2:21.72). Then in the 100-

yard butterfly Dutka (1:03.77)

won by a good margin over her

teammate - Bulger (1:07.13).

But Bulger (1:10.43) won the

100-yard backstroke. Junior

Josie Torres (1:13.67) was

second for West.

The other individual wins

for Central were Senese

Lincoln-Way West’s Alyssa Clarke awaits the start of the 200 IM Thursday, Oct. 5, during

a SWSC Red crosstown meet against Lincoln-Way West in New Lenox. Photos by James

Sanchez/22nd Century Media

(2:06.73) in the 200-yard

freestyle. Sophomore Riley

Kettelson (2:14.61) was

second for the Warriors.

McGowan (56.26) captured

the 100-yard freestyle and

Moeller (56.37) was a close

second for West. The Knights

won the top two spots in diving.

Those were sophomores

Rebekkah Schimick (192.90)

and Rachel Kachinsky

(180.70). Senior Erica Dice

(179.15) led West.

In the 200-yard freestyle

relay it was Bulger, Maze,

Brownrigg, and junior Megan

Cales (1:49.73) winning

for Central. Freshman Anna

Bethke, Triner, McGowan, and

junior Alex Perns (1:51.36)

placed second for the Knights.

Bauer, Torres, Dorencz, and

Moeller (1;55.67) took third

for the Warriors.

West did win one race.

That was the 500-yard

freestyle. There Janosek

(5:28.43) had a nice victory

over Signorelli (5:36.91).

“It’s time to focus on the

end,” Shaughnessy said of

the season. “There’s five

weeks [from the time of last

West’s Lea Moeller swims the breaststroke portion of the

200 IM.

weeks dual meet] until sectionals.

Everyone has to focus

on higher goals.”

As usual Central and West

are in the same sectional.

This seasons will take place

on Saturday, Nov. 11 at


“We always like swimming

against Central,” West

coach Eric Pavlacka said.

“[The Knights] are a good

team, a fast team, and it’s

good for them to set those

pool records. It’s nice to

have another Lincoln-Way

school on the board.

“For us, we swam around

[against Central]. I was more

concerned with conditioning

and specialty swimming.

Delaney Janosek has been

having a fantastic season for

us. She’s worked hard and

we’re looking forward to

see what she’ll accomplish.

We’ve had a few freshman

helping us too.”

The SWSC Red meet is

in just over two weeks at

Central. The Knights will

be favored to win the meet,

which takes place starting

at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27,

and continuing at 9 a.m. the

next day. Sports

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Boys Golf

Knights, Celtics advance to sectionals with Top 3 finish

Provi’s Roat wins

regional, West

freshman advances

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

This is the time of year to

play your best golf.

It certainly was for the

Lockport Township boys

golf team. It also was for

Providence senior Tyler

Roat, who easily won the individual

regional championship

with a 6-under par 66.

Lockport picked a great

time to win its first tournament

of the season. Freshman

Ben Sluzas paced the

Porters with an even par 72

as their top-carded players

all went 78 and under for a

total at 305. That was three

strokes better than Providence

(308) and four over

host Lincoln-Way Central

(309) on Oct. 3, in the Class

3A Lincoln-Way Central

Regional at Sanctuary Golf

Course in New Lenox.

Lincoln-Way East (313)

placed fourth and Sandburg

(318) fifth. Joliet Central

(323), Lincoln-Way West

(331), Andrew (333), Stagg

(358), and Romeoville (441)

rounded out the 10-team regional.

It was the first regional

title for Lockport since 2010

and seventh since 2000.

The host Knights had a

fantastic season, winning

all their dual meets plus five

tournaments, and golfed well

in the regional. But right now

it’s all about moving on.

“At this point you just

want to advance,” Central

coach Ryan Pohlmann said.

“One of the tough things to

do in the postseason is play

your home course. We didn’t

play as focused. But this is a

moment we had to get past

and we did.

“E.J. [Charles] made a

birdie on 16 and 18 to get a

good score and Ryan [Nolan]

shot a 74 to win the

[SouthWest Suburban Red]

conference tournament and

had a 75 [at the regional].”

Nolan (75) indeed led the

way for the Knights. Charles,

a fellow senior, finished with

a 78. Freshman Sean Curran

and junior Brian Sterling also

shot a 78. Junior Jon Soldan

(84) and senior Dylan Gordon

(92) were the rest of the

Central scores.

Considering Nolan double-bogeyed

two of the first

six holes, his score was excellent.

“I had to survive on the

front-nine,” Nolan said. “It

was the first rain of the year

[in the morning]. So there

were super tough conditions.

The second double lit a fire

under me. I knew I had a

par-5 coming up downwind.

I got a birdie there – just

missed eagle – and got back

into it. It ended up being a

fun day.”

Not as much for Lincoln-

Way East. The Griffins

qualified three players for

the sectional - with Kevin

Bullington’s 72 leading the

way. But East, which shot a

306 and defeated Lockport

(309) and Sandburg (312) on

Sept. 26 at Coyote Run Golf

Course in Flossmoor to win

the Blue Division title in the

SouthWest Suburban Conference,

led after the front nine.

Still East coach Jim Nair kept

it all in perspective.

“I’m proud of the guys in

a tough regional like this to

come in fourth,” he said. “As

a team we led after the front

nine, but struggled coming

out of the gate on the back.

Still we got three guys out

with great scores.”

The other two East qualifiers

were freshman Matt

Kelley (77) and junior Scott

Schipiour (80). Senior TJ

Goetsch (84), junior Blake

Gorman (86), and senior Jon

Slager (98) were the rest of

the Griffin scores.

“I was 5-over through six,

then I made three straight

birdies to settle down,” said

Bullington, who shot 74 to

place third in the conference

meet. “I just had to keep going,

keep hitting good shots.

I got three more birdies [on

12, 16, and 17] and a bogey

on the back nine.

“This (72) ended up as my

best round of the year. I’ve

slowly gotten better and I’m

getting closer, but I’m not

as good as my older brother

[Brian] yet.”

Another one of the six

freshmen that shot 80 or under

at the regional was West’s

Zack Phelps. He shot a 78 to

advance to the sectional.

“It feels different being the

only one on the team going,”

Phelps said of advancing

to the sectional. “My short

game was going well [in the

regional. It’s been a fun season.

I hope to do well [at the

sectional] and also to come

back strong next season.”

Junior Dylan Adair (84),

sophomore Nick Hamilton

(84), junior Collin Phelps

(85), and seniors Paul Negri

(87), and Tyler Hubbs

(91) rounded out the Warrior


“Having Lockport and

Sandburg added to the mix

[in the regional] changed

a lot of things,” said West

coach Donna Thompson,

whose group advanced out

of last seasons Class 3A

Joliet Central Regional at

Wedgewood Golf Course in

Plainfield as a team. “Zack

played great and as a team

I thought we did well. But

some of the other guys came

in a little higher than usual.

“Still we had a fantastic

year, with a 9-5 dual meet

record, and a great group of

kids. We had our school records

for lowest scores ever in

Lincoln-Way Central’s Ryan Nolan hits a drive Oct. 3 during the IHSA Lincoln-Way Central

Regional at The Sanctuary Golf Course. Nolan was the team’s top scorer with a 75 in rainy

conditions. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

a nine-hole (153) and 18-hole

(312) tournament. But the 312

wouldn’t have even got us out

of the regional [last week].”

For Providence, Roat is the

old guy. He’s the only returning

player from the Celtics

state qualifying team from

last year. He showed that by

shooting his best ever score

in a tournament competition.

“I had a 65 once just golfing

with friends,” he said. “But in

my head [at the regional] I

took the wind and the rain into

consideration and I was thinking

if I shot even par or 1-under,

I’d be fine. Usually, I’ll

throw up a ridiculous number

in my head and it never happens,

but [at the regional] it


It sure did and resulted in

a fantastic round.

“That’s as good of a score

as I’ve seen,” Providence

coach John Platt said. “What

helped Tyler was he had seven

birdies and one bogey — on

14. Last year we had six kids

that could put up a score like

that. This year we’ve been

average. But not Tyler [at the

regional]. He played great.”

Lincoln-Way West’s Collin Phelps (right) finishes up his

round. He didn’t qualify for sectionals with an 85, but his

little brother, Zack, advanced with a score of 78.

Roat started great and it


“My driving all day was

consistent, a tight draw,”

Roat said. “I couldn’t ask for

a better drive. A lot of holes

into the wind were a lot harder,

so I’d take precautions,

but the holes downwind,

I’d go at with aggression. I

had four birdies on the front

nine. When I made the turn

for the back-nine JP [Platt]

told me to just approach it

like it was a new nine. That’s

what I did and I was within

two inches [of an eagle] on

No. 13 [a 439-yard par-4]. I

tapped in for birdie.”

In addition to Roat, the

other carded scores for the

Celtics were senior Ethan

Judge (80), junior Joey Utz

(81), and senior Ben Zawicki

(81). Seniors Nick Lappin

(82) and Andy Holm (89)

were the other two golfers

for Providence, which saw

its streak of four straight regional

titles come to an end.

44 | October 12, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports


West remains perfect on the

road with win at Thornton

Lee Edwards

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way West received

key contributions in all facets of

the game to put away a physical

Thornton team in a road victory,

31-14, to secure playoff eligibility.

The final score is not truly indicative

of the Warriors’ performance

as Thornton put together

a late scoring drive in the fourth

quarter after having been down

24-6. But West scored a gamesealing

touchdown off a 13-yard

touchdown pass from senior

quarterback Anthony Senerchia

to senior wide receiver Alex Croft

on a fourth-and-2 on the 10-yard

line with 7:20 left in the game.

The Warriors posted the first

score of the game on 24-yard field

goal by junior Brock Krohe with

5:15 left in the first quarter. West

would never trail and led by as

much as 17.

West coach David Ernst applauded

Thornton for their physical

play as acknowledged the

Wildcats are usually a tough out.

“That’s a tough team, they have

a bunch of tough guys, and they’re

well-coached,” said Ernst. “Every

time you come to Thornton

you have a fight on your hands

because they play hard, physical

and tough, and we knew that

going in. We challenged our kids

all week to be ready, ready to go

toe-to-toe, and I was really happy

with how our guys responded.”

Ernst praised the leadership of

his four three-year-starters seniors

Ryan Robbins, Nick Skentzos,

Jake Price, Matt Murphy

and his defensive staff for a great

game. He said on offense their

plan is to limit mistakes and allow

their defense to keep them in


“We have eight returning starters

from a really good defense

a year ago so we have complete

confidence in those guys and

our defensive coordinator does a

great job,” said Ernst.

The Warriors’ offense was led

by Senerchia who completed

16 of 26 passes for 186 yards

with three touchdowns and no

interceptions. His No. 1 target,

Croft, recorded five catches for

69 yards and a touchdown. The

passing game’s proficiency was

needed after sophomore running

back Caleb Marconi had to leave

a game with what team doctors

diagnosed as a thigh bruise, according

to Ernst. Marconi left the

game with 75 yards on the ground

off of 15 rushes. Ernst called

Marconi’s contributions to the

team “huge” given that they lost

junior running back Donte’ Barber

in the first game of the season

to injury.

“The two guys that came in

when [Marconi] got hurt, [Anthony]

Izzarelli and [Greyson]

Grimm did a really good job,

too,” said Ernst. “We’re fortunate

that we can throw a couple of different

running backs out there

and still be alright.”

Playoff preparation

Overall, Ernst was pleased with

his team’s perfect record in road

games this season (3-0).

He said by being playoff eligible,

they’ve achieved one of their

team goals, and they’ve made the

effort to get better every week.

He said improving on offense and

limited the penalties on defense

are two of the goals he has in

mind for his team as they gear up

for postseason play with only two

remaining regular season games

on the schedule.

“I know it sounds stupid and

maybe people think I’m lying,

but we don’t have regular season

goals,” Ernst said. “We try to get

better every single week, we get

better at what we’re doing, and

we move on to the next thing.

Sometimes that gets us beat early

in the year, but we’re going to be

sound in what is the backbone of

our team and by the time we get

to the playoffs, hopefully, we’re

a pretty well-oiled machine, and

that’s our goal every year.”

West will play Stagg at home

on Friday, Oct. 13.


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and it was hard to adjust, because

I hadn’t played in that condition

for a very long time. But I finished

with [back-to-back birdies].

I was in a good rhythm then and

not trying to do too much.”

Curran doesn’t try to do too

much or think about the pressure

of being the defending state


“I try not to think about it too

much,” she said. “It’s kind of

there, but I just try to play my

own game. Golf is golf.”

On the final hole, Curran also

got a birdie. Just like usual, she

and Bolden were trying to match

each other.

“We’re the best of friends on

and off the course,” Curran said.

“We definitely come to compete,

but it’s healthy competition, and

it’s fun. We love it.”

They plan to love it all the way

to state this weekend.

Someone else who hopes to go

to state again is East senior Hannah

Hill. Playing her freshman

and sophomore year at Lincoln-

Way North, she missed the cut for

state her first two seasons. But after

moving over to East, she qualified

last year for the first time.

“It was definitely not one of

my better rounds,” Hill said of

her round of 82. “In fact it was

my first round of the season in

the 80s. It was rough. I had two

three-putts and have to work on

my putting. But I kind of cleaned

it up on the second nine to save

my round.

“Still, it’s always fun to advance

as a team. This [motivated]

me to redeem myself at sectionals.”

Junior Samantha Bollman (97),

sophomore Jessica Loera (101),

sophomore Grace Welk (103),

senior Kerigan McAllister (108),

and junior Olivia Hoey (111)

rounded out the Griffins’ scores.

“We’re excited to move on as

a team,” East coach Mary Mc-

Givern said. “The girls are resilient

and fought back after a tough

front nine. It’s Hannah’s senior

year, and she’s been perched on

top of our leaderboard all season.

So, hopefully, she can make it to

state again.”

A nice score by Providence junior

Ellie Bilotta helped her and

the Celtics edge her hometown’s

high school for the third qualifying

spot. Bilotta, who lives in

Lockport, shot an 85. That was

the fourth-best score of the day,

and Providence (387) finished

seven strokes better than the Porters


“The front nine was a struggle,”

Bilotta said. “I just had to pretend

those holes didn’t happen and

start fresh. The back nine was a

lot better, especially off the tee. I

switched my driver to my 3-wood

and felt more comfortable with


“The pars added up on the back

nine. I certainly know the course.

It’s a challenging course, and it

makes you better.”

Senior Izzy Corso (96), junior

Kayla Ambrose (103), sophomore

Elizabeth Martello (103), junior

Catherine McErlean (103) and

junior Sarah Wedemeier (110)

rounded out the Celtics scores.

“We’re a young team with only

one senior in the Top 6,” Providence

first-year coach Jim Barker

said. “So, it’s a testament to their

hard work to come together as a



Our staff’s predictions for

the top games in Week 8





Tinley Park (3-4) hosts Bremen (3-4)

Providence Catholic (5-2) hosts Loyola Academy (6-1)

Sandburg (3-4) at Lincoln-Way Central (6-1)

Lockport (1-6) hosts Wheaton-Warrenville South (1-6)

Lincoln-Way West (5-2) hosts Stagg (4-3)


Tom Czaja | Contributing


• Tinley Park 27, Bremen 20.

Coming off a loss at Lemont, Titans

need to win out for playoffs. They

take care of business at home.

• Loyola

• LW Central

• Wheaton-Warrenville South

• LW West

Tim Carroll | Sports Editor

• Tinley Park 35, Bremen 24. I wouldn’t

be surprised to see Eli Webster run for

200-plus yards and a couple scores

against the Titans’ district rival.

• Loyola

• LW Central

• Wheaton-Warrenville South

• LW West

Max Lapthorne |

Contributing Editor

• Tinley Park 24, Bremen 13. Titans

bounce back at home against

Bremen after tough road loss.

• Providence

• LW Central

• Lockport

• LW West

Joe Coughlin | Publisher

• Tinley Park 21, Bremen 10. Titans

rebound to best rival.

• Loyola

• LW Central

• Wheaton-Warrenville South

• LW West

Heather Warthen | Chief

Operating Officer

• Tinley Park 28, Bremen 17.

I’m a big believer in home field

advantage. The Titans have it.

• Loyola

• LW Central

• Lockport

• LW West Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | October 12, 2017 | 45


Morgan answers the call in muddy conditions

Senior fullback

rushes for 149 yards

for Knights to earn

playoff spot

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way Central fullback

Mike Morgan might

want to wish for rain every

time he steps on the football


On a night when at times,

heavy rains rendered the natural

playing surface at Waubonsie

Valley a mire, Morgan

looked right at home

rushing for a career-high 149

yards and two touchdowns.

While smaller, faster, more

agile players slipped and slid

through the muck, the 6-3,

210-pound senior’s power

running style was well-suited

to the swampy conditions.

As one Central coach was

heard saying on the sideline, it

as “The Mike Morgan Show.”

Morgan’s effort helped

the Knights to a 19-7 victory

Friday, Oct. 6, over the pesky

Warriors in a game that

was well in doubt until less

than five minute remained

in the contest. Central (6-

1), by virtue of the victory,

punched their ticket to the

IHSA Class 7A playoffs for

the second consecutive year.

Senior quarterback Sam

Pipiras and wide receiver

Devin Smith also helped the

Knights’ cause, connecting

for a 28-yard scoring play

that put Central up 12-0 in

the first quarter. The Knight

defense, as it has been all

season, was rock solid and

made big stops at key moments

in the game.

Morgan was quick to deflect

praise for his performance,

and gave props to his

offensive line, tight end Jake

Pott and Brett Widule, the

latter a starting linebacker

who Central deployed as an

H-back to provide additional

blocking on a night when

head coach Jeremy Cordell

was content giving the rock

to Morgan. The fullback carried

the ball 26 times – seven

more than the rest of the

Knights – and his 149 yards

accounted for 52 percent of

the offense’s output.

“We minimized dumb mistakes

and executed,” Morgan

said, and acknowledged

the soggy field slowed the

Knights’ ground game. “But

mentally we didn’t let it get

to us, we just kind of went

out there and did our best.”

Morgan rushed for a seven-yard

touchdown to open

the scoring with two minutes

left in the first quarter,

powering his way through a

defender at the goal line; but

his best was yet to come. He

punctuated his performance

with the kind of run that can

define a player’s season.

With Central holding a

precarious 12-7 lead and

facing a first-and-10 at

Waubonsie’s 30-yard line

with 4:30 remaining in the

game, Morgan took a handoff

and found an opening on

the right side. Several Warriors

defenders converged

on Morgan, but the fullback

fought them off and, after

emerging from the scrum,

found running room along

the sideline.

With players’ mobility

and agility hindered by the

sloppy conditions, the play

had seemed to develop in

slow motion, but Morgan

was gaining momentum and

broke into a gallop about

10 yards beyond the line

of scrimmage. The final

defender between Morgan

and the end zone was cornerback

Derric Lee, and the

two players met just beyond

the 10-yard line. Lee, generously

listed at 6-feet tall, 173

Lincoln-Way Central fullback Mike Morgan, covered in mud, looks for running room Friday, Oct. 6, during a game against

Waubonsie Valley in Aurora. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

pounds, was no match for

Morgan, who carried the defensive

back the final 30 feet

before diving into the end

zone, with Lee still clinging

to him.

Morgan acknowledged

he was surprised the play

turned out as it did.

“I didn’t expect to score on

that play, to be honest, but I

just stayed patient and read

my blocks,” he said. “I just

had to get in the end zone


Morgan said running with

short, choppy steps and being

patient while waiting for

holes to open was a huge factor

in him running well in the


The Knights’ defense also

came up big, and for the

fourth time in seven games

held an opponent to seven or

fewer points. The Warriors’

offense gained 218 yards, but

much of that came on a 63-

yard pass play that accounted

for the host’s lone score.

Defensive back Peyton

Nigro and linebacker Matt

Granberry, two of the prevention

corps’ leaders, said

the Knights were focused

and prepared coming into the


“We knew we had to win

this game to [give the Knights

an opportunity] to get a high

seed in the playoffs, so we

went hard this whole week

of practice, and we gave it

our all,” Nigro said. “After

they scored that touchdown it

was our goal to hold them to

no more yards, no more anything.”

Nigro came up with one of

the biggest defensive plays of

the game. With 9:50 remaining

in the contest he broke up

a pass on fourth-and-4 from

the Knights’ 19-yard line.

Wide receiver Devin Smith (left) celebrates with Joe

Fulkerson (middle) and Rian Nealon following a touchdown.

“We repped that play so

many times in practice,” Nigro

said. “As soon as I saw

the receiver hit his out route I

knew exactly where the quarterback

was going with the


Granberry said all 67 players

on the Central roster contributed

to the victory.

“Coach Cordell stressed

that if we were going to win

this game it was going to be

about teamwork – we have to

play together as one band of

brothers, one heartbeat,” he

said. “It’s team above self, and

what we do together is great.”

46 | October 12, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

Knights win third-straight regional championship

Bolden 3-peats

for individual title,

edging Curran


Freelance Reporter

The Lincoln-Way Central

girls golf team has looked

forward to this time all

season. Well, it’s here, and

there was no letdown for the


Brianne Bolden threepeated

as the individual regional

champion and in the

process helped the Knights

to their third straight regional

team championship.

Bolden shot a 3-over-par

75 in edging out her fellow

junior teammate Grace Curran,

who is the defending

Class 2A state champion,

for the individual title.

Team-wise, Central shot

a 39-over 327 and won by

56 strokes over runner-up

Lincoln-Way East (383).

The host Celtics hung on

for the third qualifying spot

at the Class 2A Providence

Regional on Oct. 4 at Broken

Arrow Golf Club in


Those three teams advanced

to the Waubonsie

Valley Sectional, which was

held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at

Springbrook Golf Course

in Naperville. There, the

Knights hoped to advance

to the state finals as a team

for the first time in school


Central is so good that it

had the fifth, sixth and seventh

best scores on the day,

and the seventh didn’t even

count for the team. Those

were by sophomore Maddie

Pyle (87), senior Taylor

Miron (88) and sophomore

Carly Schiene (89). Freshman

Sydney Miron (105)

rounded out the lineup for

the Knights.

Lincoln-Way Central’s three-time regional champion, Brianne Bolden, looks for her putt to break to her right and into the hole Oct. 4 during the IHSA

Providence Catholic Regional at Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

“We just try to put the

team in tournaments and

matches that try to match

this pressure, but you can

never really replicate the

pressure of the postseason,”

Central coach Brian Shannon

said. “But the best thing

about this team is they strive

to get better all the time. If

we take it one step at a time

and keep that focus, we’ll

be fine.”

Shannon, in his 12th season

as Knights head coach,

knows he’s blessed to have

the talents of Bolden and

Curran. Last season, they

both placed in the Top 10 at

state. Both plan to be back

for a return opportunity in

the class 2A state finals this

Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday,

Oct. 14, at Hickory

Point Golf Club in Decatur.

“It’s exciting to begin the

postseason,” Bolden said.

“This is when it really gets

fun. I’m always ready for

regionals, and this is where

the team gets closer.”

Bolden was under par

the last two seasons in winning

the regional. But those

scores of 68 and 66 were

at Wedgewood in Joliet.

While she wished she was

at Wedgewood in ideal conditions,

the morning rains

made it more difficult last

week at Broken Arrow.

“There were hard pins

today, so I was just going

along in a good rhythm,

going for the middle of the

green,” Bolden said. “It was

wet, misting, sprinkling,

Please see Golf, 44

Central’s defending 2A state champion Grace Curran hits a drive on the opening hole of

her round. Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | October 12, 2017 | 47



Team effort leads to Celtics’ shutout against Friars

James Sanchez/22nd Century



Peaking at the right


1. Bri Bolden (above)

Bolden has won the

regional championship

every year at

Central, thus far. The

rainy, wet conditions

seemingly didn’t

bother her Oct. 4, as

she shot a winning

round of 75 (3-over).

2. Ryan Nolan

Nolan’s last postseason

with the team

started with abang.

The Knights’ No. 4

golfer led the way

with a 75 (3-over) to

help the team advance

to sectionals.

3. The 78 club

Brian Sterling, E.J.

Charles and Sean

Curran all shot 78 in

the regional. Their

consistency helped

the Knights edge out

the Griffins for thirdplace.

Provi becomes

playoff eligible a

year after missing


Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

“All week, we believed in our O-line. We knew their

D-line was going to be big. We knew our O-line was

big. I trusted them to do their jobs, and they did.”

De’ Shon Gavin – Providence running back, on crediting his offensive line

against a stout Fenwick front seven

On a rainy night in New

Lenox Friday, Oct. 6, the

Providence Catholic football

team looked like a team firing

on all cylinders heading

into the final weeks of the

regular season.

The Celtics dominated in

all three phases, crushing Fenwick

37-0 in Week 7 action.

Leading the way was senior

running back De’Shon

Gavin, who gained 135 yards

on the ground on 15 carries,

and two touchdowns. Senior

quarterback Caden Kalinowski

went 4-of-10 passing

for 87 total yards, and added

67 total yards on the ground

on four rushes.

The game started with a

strong defensive stand by the

Celtics. On a third-and-2 at

the Friars’ 20-yard line, Celtics

defensive linemen Dylan

Davalos and Peter Spesia

burst through the Fenwick

offensive line and tackled

the quarterback for a sack.

The play was a 7-yard loss,

forcing the Friars to punt.

Providence senior Tony

Alejo, listed at 5-foot-5 on

the roster, received the punt

at the Celtics 45, found a

seam on the edge and turned

on the jets to burn by the defenders

to take it to the house

for a 55-yard touchdown not

even three minutes into the

contest. The Celtics missed

the extra point, but the team

was riding high after the play.

“It was a total team effort

all the way around, starting

with that punt return by Alejo,”

Providence coach Mark

Coglianese said. “That kind

of got us going. It’s huge.

He’s only 5-foot-whatever,

so he’s kind of a favorite on

the team. To see him have

some success like that and

get the team going, that got

everyone excited.”

The Celtics defense forced

a three-and-out on the next

series, and the offense took

over at the Fenwick 48. After

the drive stalled in the red

zone, Eduardo Favela booted

a 25-yard field goal with

3:45 left in the opening quarter

to make it 9-0 Celtics.

Early in the second quarter,

a 39-yard passing play

from Kalinowski to Gavin

set up the Celtics with a first

down at the Friars’ 16. They

followed with a handoff to

Gavin, who took it the distance

along the right edge

for the score to make it 16-0.

Later in the quarter, on a

second-and-9 from the 50,

Kalinowski faked a handoff

and burst up the middle and

by the defense for a 50-yard

score to make it 23-0.

On the next series for the

Friars, a passing play was

intercepted by senior linebacker

Logan Anderson at

around the Friars’ 45, and he

returned it to the 19. After

four running plays in a row,

the Celtics had the ball at the

Friars’ 2. They gave the ball

to senior running back Jake

Magurany (17 rushes, 83

total yards), who plowed up

the gut for the 2-yard score

to make it 30-0 with 52.5

seconds left in the first half.

A sack by Davalos closed

out the crushing first half by

the Celtics defense.

“I just timed up the snaps,”

Davalos said of the first-half

performance. “I knew they

double-teamed the edges a

lot. So, when I was able to

get that single-team, I knew

the weakness and I hit it. I

was able to get through. I

know when I timed up [one

of the snaps], he wasn’t

ready for it. That one-step

drop that the quarterback

took really hurt them.”

Providence got the ball to

start the second half, and after

two runs set them up with

a first down at the Friars’ 48,

the Celtics once again gave

the ball to Gavin. He found

the right sideline on the play

and took it 48 yards for the

score to cap the game’s scoring

at 37-0 just 57 seconds

into the second half.

Gavin credited the effort

of the offensive line for his

big game.

“I believed in my O-line,”

he said. “All week, we believed

in our O-line. We

knew their D line was going

to be big. We knew our O line

was big. I trusted them to do

their jobs, and they did.”

As for the long, 48-yard


“Just keep moving my

feet, keep driving — knowing

that at any given moment,

they might miss a

tackle and I might break

free,” he said. “I just got to

keep moving.”

The Providence defense

kept the door shut the entire

game, registering the shutout.

It also kept Friars running

back Jason Ivery to just

10 yards on 11 rushes, while

only giving up 51 total passing


“I think it all starts up

front,” Coglianese said of

his defense. “They certainly

couldn’t run the ball on us.”

The Celtics coach also

gave praise to his offensive

line for winning in the

trenches to allow the team to

gain 326 total yards on the

ground, as well as 87 total

yards through the air.

“That’s got to be our bread

and butter, and it was,” he

said of his offensive line.

“Our O line does a great job.

And our backs don’t need

a whole lot of room, especially

De’Shon. He’ll get us

tough yards also.”

Now, the focus shifts to

Week 8, as the Celtics (5-2)

play host to perennial powerhouse

Loyola Academy at

Bishop Kaffer Stadium Friday,

Oct. 13. After the win

over the Friars, the Celtics

certainly seemed up for the


“We’re ready for what

comes next,” Davalos said.

“We’re ready for Loyola.

I’m ready for Loyola.”

“Last year, [Fenwick]

kind of put us out of the

playoff picture,” Gavin said.

“To come back and give it to

them, knowing we are headed

to the playoffs, makes

the rest of the games a little

easier. But that drives us and

motivates to get into that

conference championship


“Next week, I want more.”


“I try not to think about it too much. It’s kind of

there, but I want to play my own game. Golf is


Grace Curran – Lincoln-Way Central golfer, on her mindset going into

this year’s postseason as the defending state champion


Boys Golf

8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14

• Lincoln-Way Central will host the Autumn Knights

Tournament, which includes crosstown rivals Lincoln-

Way West.


40– This Week In

40– Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor James Sanchez,

new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | | October 12, 2017

Bolden notches third-straight

regional title, Knights blow out

competition, Page 46



Central girls swimming

breaks pool records at

West, Page 42

Close call Central

boys golf comes from

behind to take third at

regional to advance,

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Brianne Bolden hits a tee shot Oct. 4 at the third hole at Broken Arrow Golf Club during the IHSA Providence Catholic Regional in Lockport. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

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