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Nature Photography Hike

Register by Aug. 2. Hike

will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 5, Hickory

Creek Preserve – LaPorte

Road Access, 10537 W. La

Porte Road, Mokena. Hike

with a naturalist and take

photos along the way. Meet

at Hickory Hollow Shelter.

This free program is for ages

16 and older. To register,

visit ReconnectWithNature.

org or call (708) 946-2216.

Mokena Miracles Fundraiser

3-9 p.m. Aug. 2, The

Creamery, 19100 S. Wolf

Road, Mokena. The Mokena

Creamery will donate 20

percent of sales to Mokena

Miracles. Mention Mokena

Miracles when ordering.

For more information on the

Mokena Miracles organization

and their mission assist

local families facing challenges

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FRIDAY

After Hours Game Night

(14+)

6-9 p.m. Aug. 3, Mokena

Public Library, 11327 W.

195th St., Mokena. Join the

Mokena Library as they host

an After Hours Game Night

every first Friday of the

month for children 14 and

older. The program will begin

when the library closes

at 6 p.m.. With the exception

of the Reading Room and the

restrooms, the library will be

closed down. Registration is

suggested. A signed waiver

is required for anyone that

participates. For more information,

call (708) 479-9663

or visit www.mokenalibrary.

org.

SATURDAY

Sensory Yoga

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Aug. 4, Mokena Public Library,

11327 W. 195th St.,

Mokena. The Sensory benefits

of yoga for kids are impressive.

Yoga is a great way

to get proprioceptive (joints/

heavy work) and vestibular

(inner ear/balance) input.

This program is for children

in Pre-K through 9 years old

and caregivers of participating

children only. Registration

Required. For more information

and registration,

call (708) 479-9663 or visit

www.mokenalibrary.org.

TUESDAY

Fall Soccer League

Aug. 7-Sunday, Oct. 21,

Willowview Park Soccer

Fields, 11420 197th St., Mokena.

The Fire Starters staff

and Mokena Park District

are teaming up to conduct

this instructional soccer

league for boys and girls age

4 through grade 8, which

will focus on small-sided

games for maximum touches

on the ball and maximum

player participation. Practice

days and game days vary depending

on grade division.

Player evaluations will be on

Sunday, July 29. For more

information and registration,

call (708) 390-2401 or visit

www.mokenapark.com.

WEDNESDAY

Community Flea Market

Vendor sign-up deadline is

Aug. 8. Sale will take place

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10 and

11, Mokena United Methodist

Church, 10901 W. La

Porte Road, Mokena. For

more information, call (708)

478-6182.

Preschool Screening

Aug. 8, Mokena Elementary

School, 11244 Willow

Crest Lane, Mokena. Mokena

School District 159 will be

screening children from the

ages of three to five who live

in the district in the areas of

motor, cognitive, and speech

and language development.

There is no charge for the

screening, which is designed

to identify preschoolers who

show delays or problems in

speech and language skills,

large and small muscle coordination

skills, cognitive

skills, or social/emotional

growth. To make an appointment,

call (708) 342-4850.

Blood Drive

3:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8,

Rep. Margo McDermed’s

office, 11032 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort. To

schedule an appointment,

call (815) 277-2079 or visit

heartlandbc.org.

UPCOMING

Community Garage Sale

Thursday, Aug. 9-Sunday,

Aug. 12. For more information,

call (708) 478-6182 or

(708) 479-9619 between 8

a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-

Friday.

Joliet Slammers Game

5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9,

Route 66 Stadium, Michigan

Place, Joliet. Join the Mokena

Chamber of Commerce

for a Community Night at the

Joliet Slammers game. Business

After Hours will begin

at 5 p.m. in the Hall of Fame

room, followed by the game

at 7:05 p.m. For more information,

call (815) 469-3356.

Ladies Night Out

6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9,

Georgios Banquets Quality

Inn & Suites Conference Centre,

8800 159th St., Orland

Park. Join 22nd Century Media,

publisher of The Mokena

Messenger, for its first Ladies

Night Out, with more than 50

vendors, mini workshops and

more. Free admission. For

more information, call (708)

326-9170 or visit 22ndcentury

media.com/nightout.

St. Anthony WOW

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10,

Frankfort Township Building,

11000 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort. Join

St. Anthony WOW, a nondenominational

social group

for widows and widowers,

for a short meeting, entertainment

and refreshments.

New faces are welcome. For

more information, call Mary

at (815) 469-4351 or Bill at

(708) 478-6118.

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Farm & Barn Fest

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday,

Aug. 11, Historic Yunker

Farm, 10824 W. La Porte

Road, Mokena. Farm & Barn

Fest is held annually in the

heart of Mokena celebrates

the significance of farming

life in Illinois’ history. This

unique event gives guests

the opportunity to experience

farm life through entertaining

demonstrations such as

horseshoeing and blacksmithing,

entertainment, delicious

food, kids’ activities,

and old-fashioned contests

for kids of all ages. Event admission

and parking are free

from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There

will be a fee for some activities.

For more information,

call For (708) 390-2401 or

visit www.mokenapark.com.

ONGOING

NYC Trip

Register now for the

Frankfort Township’s trip

to New York City Sept. 28-

Oct. 4. See the sights including

a guided tour of the city,

a back stage tour of Radio

City Music Hall, 9/11 memorial

and museum, Top of

the Rock observation deck,

the Statue of Liberty, Ellis

Island and see the Broadway

musical “Wicked.” Cost is

$1,739.00 for double occupancy

and $2,299.00 for single

occupancy. Trip includes

hotel accommodations traveling

to and from NYC and

in city as well as four dinner

meals, two lunch meals and

breakfast daily. To reserve a

spot, call (815) 806-2766.


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Scales and tails take over Mokena Library

Rochelle McAuliffe

Freelance Reporter

“A man walks into a pet

store with an amphibian on

his shoulder. The pet store

owner looks at him and

says, ‘That’s kind of small

for an amphibian.’ The man

replies: ‘It’s my newt.’”

Jokes like this and more

kept the crowd laughing

as things got creepy and

crawly at the Mokena Community

Public Library District

the afternoon of Friday,

July 29. Those in the library

didn’t mind the slithering

guests though, because the

creatures, some over 15 feet

long, were the main attraction.

Dave DiNaso’s Traveling

World of Reptiles took over

the conference room inside

the library for a packed audience,

and the attendees

– both children and parents

alike – were eager to see

what beasts rose from the

boxes, some of which were

rattling around, waiting to

emerge.

The hourlong show combined

the elements of comedy

and education, making

sure it was entertaining to

watch, but that it also taught

a higher level of understanding

and respect for some of

the most misunderstood animals

in the ecosystem.

“I don’t teach people to

like them. I teach people

to respect them. There’s a

huge difference,” DiNaso

said. “You don’t have to like

snakes, you don’t have to

like spiders. But understand

why they’re important, why

you shouldn’t get rid of

them if they’re not bothering

you.”

After attending Illinois

State University and majoring

in communications,

DiNaso combined his lifelong

love for reptiles and

Raegan Brogan, a 7-year-old from Frankfort, lets a salmon bird-eating tarantula named

Webster crawl on her shirt.

amphibians with the public

speaking element of his degree

to start his business,

saying working with these

animals is something he was

“born to do.” Since its foundation

in April 1993, DiNaso

said he’s performed over

16,000 shows to date across

the Chicagoland and Northwest

Indiana region.

“As a kid, I just looked for

snakes, turtles, whatever I

could find that’s creepy and

crawly. I had three brothers

and we had a cottage in

Michigan. If we saw a snake,

they would all run away, but

I was always fascinated. My

brothers’ disinterest in the

animals was what told me

that this was what I was supposed

to do.”

His team for the day consisted

of Zany, the African

black throat monitor lizard;

Sumo, the pixie frog; Julius

Squeezer, a reticulated python;

Boulder, the sulcata

tortoise; a salmon bird eating

tarantula named Webster;

as well as Suffo Kate

the anaconda. Children were

able to get an actual handson

experience by touching,

and for some lucky ones,

holding the various animals.

Elizabeth Keane, a

2-year-old from Chicago

who attended the event with

her grandparents in Mokena,

even reached out to

touch the reticulated python.

While she wasn’t sure about

the scaly texture of the

snake, she shouted, “snake!”

with excitement after.

Ten-year old Isabelle

Dunn of Mokena has been

coming to the traveling reptile

show at the library for

the past three years, using

the show as one of the only

things to get a fix of her favorite

animal.

“I think I love this so

much because one of my favorite

animals are snakes,”

Dunn said.

For Dunn, even though

she’s only 10, she knows that

animals are a part of her future,

although it may be big

cats rather than big snakes.

“I don’t know if I want to

work with reptiles in particular,

but I think I’ll definitely

work with animals

because I love cats, even big

cats,” Dunn said. “I want to

be a zookeeper.”

As the show concluded,

DiNaso left the audience

with a couple of nuggets

of advice. And, no, they

weren’t made from catfish,

even though DiNaso must

buy nearly 20 pounds of it a

week for the animals.

“I took my childhood

fantasy and turned it into

a career. You are never too

young to think about what

you might want to be when

you grow up,” DiNaso advised

the children, with the

encouragement to check out

a few books from the library

as they left.

“And to the parents: Never

encourage your children

based on your passions,

and do not discourage them

based on your fears.”

Lillie Gunther, a 10-year-old from Mokena, holds two young

snakes on her head during Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World

of Reptiles at Mokena Community Public Library District

on Friday, July 27. The rainbow boa constrictor found a

comfortable spot in her hair; and the other, an eastern

hognose snake, settled in on her face. Photos by Rochelle

McAuliffe/22nd Century Media

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Youths show off skills in library talent show

Megan Schuller

Freelance Reporter

As the annual summer

reading programs wraps up

this week, the Mokena Community

Public Library District

gave its participants a

chance to take to the stage

on July 24 to perform an act.

Participants in grades

fourth through eighth showcased

their talent before

other summer reading participants

and their families

in a talent show.

“We decided to have this

program so they can show

their stuff,” Director of

Young Adults Wendy Asbridge

said.

The Summer Reading Program

is held every summer

but programs vary every year.

The last time they held a talent

show as part of the reading

program was four years ago.

Performances varied from

singing to playing instruments

to dancing.

Mokena resident Emily

Arduinn, 13, did an Irish

dance as her performance.

“I like performing and

showing people what I’ve

got,” Arduinn said. “I compete

in competitions through

Hughes Farrelly Irish Dance

in New Lenox. I’ve been Irish

dancing since second grade.”

New Lenox resident Siena

Adducci, 10, performed the

Harry Potter theme song on

the piano dressed as a Hogwarts

student. She said she

learned the song on her own

without lessons, and chose

the song because she is a big

fan of the series.

“I like to play the piano,

it makes me feel good,” Adducci

said. “I went to Universal

Studios and recently won

all eight Harry Potter books

from the New Lenox library.

I really like Harry Potter and

enjoy showing my talent.”

Mokena resident Raegan

Fuller, 11, played “Mary

Had a Little Lamb” on the

recorder for her act.

“I felt good about it. I decided

to do this because I really

love music,” Fuller said.

Participants of the summer

reading talent show brought

home trophies and plastic

medals for their effort.

“It’s always fun to see

what they come up with,”

Asbridge said.

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Mokena Board of Trustees

Mokena police promote pair, 4th of July parade awards announced

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

It was a night of celebration

for two members of the Mokena

Police Department July

23, at the Village of Mokena

Board of Trustees meeting.

Mokena Police Chief

Steve Vaccaro said the budget

allowed for the hiring of

a second police commander

position. After receiving five

letters of interest from Mokena

police sergeants — all

of whom Vaccaro said were

good candidates — Chris

Carlson was selected as the

new commander. Vaccaro

said Carlson began serving

in that role earlier in the day.

Carlson started with the

Mokena Police Department

in 1993. During his tenure,

he’s served as a patrol officer,

a DARE officer, a tactical

officer, a detective, and

most recently as a sergeant

— taking over the Crime

Prevention Unit.

“During his career, he’s

received 45 letters of distinguished

duty and one letter

of meritorious duty, and 10

letters of exceptional duty,”

Vaccaro said.

Carlson thanked the board,

as well as his family, for the

promotion.

“It means a lot to me and

my family,” Carlson said.

“From my heart, 25 years

of dedication to the Village,

I’m glad I finally got to this

point. It’s been fantastic.”

Carlson said he feels that

Mokena has one of the best

police departments around

and said he is honored to

work alongside his fellow

officers and colleagues.

Also, as a result of the

promotion of Carlson, Joseph

Ballantine — formerly

a detective with the department

— was promoted to the

rank of sergeant.

Vaccaro said Ballantine

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La Grange Road. Trustee Jillian Hersted was absent.

• Trustees also voted 5-0 to approve a special use

permit for Car Doc Automotive, located at 18813 82nd

Ave.

• In another 5-0 vote, trustees approved an ordinance

amending public ways and property regulations for

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was hired in 2007. During

his time with the department,

he has been a patrol

officer and a detective with

the investigations division.

Ballantine has received one

letter of meritorious duty, 30

letters of distinguished duty,

and eight letters of exceptional

duty.

“I’m looking forward to

having Sgt. Ballantine on

my staff,” Vaccaro said. “He

did a phenomenal job as a

detective, and he’s going to

do an even better job as a supervisor.

He’s well respected

by his peers and by the patrol

division.”

Ballantine also thanked the

board, as well as his family.

“Honestly, if it wasn’t for

my wife telling me to quit

doing the banking job and

becoming a police officer

— because I talked about

it enough — I wouldn’t be

here,” he said. “Honestly,

it’s been the best thing that

has ever happened to me.”

Ballantine said it is a joy

coming to work every day at

the Mokena Police Department.

And the winners are...

The night also kicked off

with a celebration of the

Fourth of July Parade float

winners. Cindy Gamboa,

who organizes the event,

was on-hand to hand out the

trophies and thank the volunteers

and donors.

“Thank you to Village

Administrator John Tomasoski,

Mayor Frank

Fleischer and all the Village

people,” Gamboa said.

“The staff and the board

who support our efforts

each year to make it the

best parade yet.”

Gamboa said organizing

and volunteering for the parade

has been a family tradition

for years.

“It’s our favorite summer

tradition, and we love to

pass it on to everyone,” she

said. “We hope it continues

on for years to come.”

Judges for the floats this

year were: Kelly Quigley,

of Aurelio’s Pizza; Terri Erickson,

of Grace Fellowship

Church; and Emily Vaccaro,

wife of Mokena Police Chief

Steve Vaccaro.

The winners were: Best

Parade Float went to St.

John’s United Church of

Christ; Most Creative Presentation

of a Business or

Group went to the Veterans

Garage; Best in Keeping

with the Theme “200 Years

of Amazing Things in Illinois”

went to Our Fallen

Hero 5K in Memory of Pfc.

Aaron Toppen; the judges’

choice award winners were

Minuteman Press of Frankfort,

the Crowhurst family,

and the Mokena Community

Park District; and the executive

director’s choice was

Same Day Tees.

After the awards were

handed out, Mayor Frank

Fleischer thanked Gamboa

for her efforts.

“I think all of us up here

[on the Village Board] appreciate

what you do year

after year for us,” Fleischer

said. “We appreciate all the

people who put the time and

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Newly promoted Mokena Police Commander Chris

Carlson thanks members of Mokena’s Board of Trustees

and his family during the July 23 meeting. Photos by Jon

DePaolis/22nd Century Media

Joseph Ballantine — formerly a detective with the

department — was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Cindy Gamboa, who organizes the Fourth of July parade,

recognizes the parade float winners.


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D161 Board of Education

K-12 feasibility committee

fills two constituent seats

Megan Schuller

Freelance Reporter

Summit Hill District 161

held its first unit district

committee meeting on July

25 to lay the foundation for

the work ahead of the committee.

The idea of a K-12 unit

district was first suggested

to the board on May 9 by

Steve Cook and community

members. Just shy of three

months later, he sat beside

members of the board as a

constituent representative

alongside fellow representative

Karen Miner.

“The reason why I believe,

personally, why [the

committee] is here today

is because the community

wanted it,” Cook said after

the meeting. “There’s still a

long way to go but I’m excited

for the district.”

There were 21 applicants

for the constituent representative

positions and, for now,

only two were chosen. Board

President Rich Marron, and

board members Dave Faber

and Jim Martin, oversee

the committee, which also

includes four D161 administrators

and teachers who

were chosen as district representatives.

The board adopted the

committee purpose and

structure to set an expectation

for the committee and

its process of data collection.

The committee will use

authoritative and verifiable

sources for its data to produce

quantifiable information.

“We’ll wait and see

where the data takes us.

I think we’ve got a good

team assembled,” Marron

said.

“We’ll wait and see where the data

takes us. I think we’ve got a good

team assembled.”

Rich Marron — D161 Board President

There are plans for the

committee to add more constituent

representatives and

positions as it gets further

into the process of collecting

data from D161, Lincoln-Way

Community High

School District 210 and the

state.

The next tentative meeting

date set for Aug. 15 is

dependant on if an Illinois

School Board of Education

representative from

Springfield can come in to

do a presentation on how

to move forward with the

feasibility study and what

resources are available to

them as a district.

By the next meeting date,

the committee will have a

separate email domain under

the district’s server to

ease the pathways of communication

and give the

community a specific point

of contact. A tab on the district’s

web page will be created

to update the community

on the progress. As they

start to look for more people

to help with data collection,

a link will also be created

to contact the committee

members and to show interest

in volunteering.

The committee members

made it clear that they are

collecting data objectively

to see what potential impacts

there are. It is up to the district

board and the community

to interpret the data and

draw conclusions on whether

those impacts are positive

or negative.

Marron said that the decision

down the road to make

it a unit district will likely

require referendums and a

board vote.

“Ultimately it’s going to

be the voters who decide if

this is positive or negative,”

Marron said during discussion.

“Let’s worry about

reporting the facts, and let

everyone come up with their

own opinion.”

A feasibility study will

also likely need board approval

in the future and is

expected to cost around

$12,000, but the state foots

more than half of the bill.

Parent of three Marisa

Barnas, of Mokena,

stood up in public comment

at the end of the

meeting to thank the committee

members for their

serious consideration of the

unit district proposal.

“In our community

there’s a lot going on. We

need to consider what’s

best for our children, what’s

best for our community and

what’s best for our district,”

Barnas said.

Marron advised the community

to look out for the

committee’s upcoming web

page for information on the

meetings and ways to get

involved with the data collection.

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Home

Police Reports

Police: Both parties in crash without valid DL

Austin P. Larson, 18, of

17195 Highwood Drive in

Orland Park, was charged

July 12 with driving on a

suspended/revoked driver’s

license; while Keith A. Bass,

43, of 225 Culen St., in Rensselaer,

Indiana, was charged

with driving on a suspended/

revoked driver’s license, operating

an uninsured motor

vehicle, improper use of registration

and failure to yeild

while turning left.

According to police reports,

an officer responded

to a report of a two-vehicle

crash with injuries at the intersection

of West LaPorte

Road and South LaGrange

Road. Upon arrival, the officer

located Larson standing

next to his motorcycle,

which had front-end damage.

Larson told the officer that

he was traveling southbound

on LaGrange in the left turn

lane when Bass turned in

front of him. Larson said he

laid his motorcycle down to

try to avoid a collision and

suffered injuries to his arm

and head.

The officer asked Larson

for his driver’s license,

which Larson said was suspended.

A check on the license

confirmed this, and

showed Larson had no motorcycle

endorsement, as

well. Larson was then placed

under arrest.

Bass was also arrested after

it was determined that he

was driving on a suspended

driver’s license. Additionally,

Bass was found to be

using a registration for a

different vehicle on the one

involved in the accident and

did not have valid insurance

for the vehicle.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mokena

Messenger’s police reports

come from the Mokena Police

Department. Anyone listed in

these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.

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Metra recently announced

that it will begin replacing

the inbound platform at the

Hickory Creek station Monday,

July 30.

The east end of the inbound

platform will be out

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Board

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During that time, the station

track side door will be

closed, as will the two pedestrian

crossings, ramps,

and stairs located on the

east side of the station. In

addition, all designated

handicapped parking on the

east side will be unavailable.

During construction, the

pedestrian crosswalk at

the west end of the station

will remain open to allow

access to the platforms;

however, in light of the

congestion, Metra advises

commuters to budget extra

time to access the platform

and board.

Speed limit increase

considered

Later in the evening, during

the work session, a potential

speed limit change on

88th Avenue was discussed.

Vaccaro said that several

months ago he was contacted

by some motorists with

regard to the speed limit on

88th Avenue, between 187th

and 191st Streets.

“In response to that, working

with engineering, we did

a traffic study in that area,”

Vaccaro said. “In excess of

2,700 vehicles per day travel

88th Avenue on that stretch

of roadway. The traffic study

supported a speed limit increase,

although it recommended

about 40 mph based

on the evaluation and data.”

After consulting with the

engineering team, Vaccaro

said the recommendation to

the Village Board is to increase

the speed limit from

25 mph to 35 mph for both

north and southbound traffic.

“The reason for that is that

area is not completely developed,”

Vaccaro said.

The board members expressed

support for this

change. It will come before

the Village Board again at a

future meeting.

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Game time 7:05 pm

Business After Hours-5 pm in the Hall of Fame Room

Any company (or group) purchasing 30 tickets or more

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University Level

Care in Your

Backyard

Dr. Daniel Troy

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Dr. Paul Danielsky

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Kara is a sweet, 1-1/2-year-old black Lab mix. She is friendly, silly and energetic.

She loves people, is a smart girl who knows sit and is eager to please. She will

make a loyal and loving companion. Please email Stacy at stacy@nawsus.org or

call (708) 478-5102 to set up an appointment with an adoption counselor to meet

this wonderful girl.

Want to see your pet featured as The Mokena Messenger’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s

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University Level

Care in Your

Backyard

Dr. Daniel Troy

Dr. Jonathan Watson

Dr. Paul Danielsky

Dr. Kirsten Oliversen

Dr. Jose Perez Sanz

Kara

NAWS Illinois Humane Society 9981 W. 190th St. Mokena, 60448

Kara is a sweet, 1-1/2-year-old black Lab mix. She is friendly, silly and energetic.

She loves people, is a smart girl who knows sit and is eager to please. She will

make a loyal and loving companion. Please email Stacy at stacy@nawsus.org or

call (708) 478-5102 to set up an appointment with an adoption counselor to meet

this wonderful girl.

Want to see your pet featured as The Mokena Messenger’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s

photo and a few sentences explaining why your pet is outstanding to Editor T.J. Kremer III at

tj@mokenamessenger.com or 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3, Suite SW, Orland Park, IL

60467.

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Social snapshot

Top 10 Web Stories

From MokenaMessenger.com as of

Monday, July 30

From the Assistant Editor

The problem with ‘fake news’

1. Matt’s Old Mokena: Piece of Mokena

history now up for sale

2. LWC running back aims for fullback role

at SD State

3. Mokena Board of Trustees: Mokena

Police promote pair, 4th of July parade

awards announced

4. Noonan Academy student wins division

in state open water championship

5. 10 Questions with Elizabeth Myotte,

Lincoln-Way girls co-op lacrosse

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“A huge Thank You to Samantha Mohorek

and her friends for creating a lemonade

stand and collecting donations for the

NAWS pets!! One of the girls even made

bracelets to sell at the lemonade stand! We

predict that these young ladies will become

animal welfare advocates and possibly

even NAWs board members in the future ”

NAWS Humane Society of Illinois posted

this to its Facebook page on July 25

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LWCFootball”

@GerryReyna posted this on his Twitter

page on Friday, July 27

Follow The Mokena Messenger: @mokenamessenger

Amanda Stoll

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.com

I

hate the term “fake

news,” as I would guess

most journalists do.

It undermines the entire

journalistic community,

while carelessly throwing

around a term that should

have serious implications.

Fake news should be

a term reserved for those

situations where someone

has knowingly published

something false, not typos

or miscommunications or

opinions. Publishing something

they knew without a

doubt to be false is something

that should not be

taken lightly.

In legal terms it would

be known as libel — or in

terms of spoken statements,

slander — which is a serious

accusation.

Instead, the term “fake

news” is often used by

people who either do not

agree with something

they read or do not want to

believe it.

The word “fake” makes

the allegation seem less

serious, in my opinion, like

false eyelashes or a toupee.

Something that is designed

to fool people but is not

likely to do any major harm.

Even a con artist or

someone selling knock-off

designer purses embodies

the idea of something

that is fake, but even those

crimes do not stand to cause

the type of damage that

someone can by disseminating

slanderous or libelous

information.

Professions have been

dramatized in every movie

under the sun, and, while

entertaining, I think most

of us can agree that those

portrayals are not usually

accurate for most people

working in the profession.

There are unscrupulous

and immoral people in every

profession in history, but

those in the public eye face

a higher level of scrutiny

than most.

Anyone going into a

profession working with the

public knows that they will

Sound Off Policy

Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd

Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Mokena

Messenger encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters

must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also

ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification,

not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Mokena Messenger

reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The

Mokena Messenger. Letters that are published do not reflect the thoughts

and views of The Mokena Messenger. Letters can be mailed to: The Mokena

Messenger, 11516 West 183rd Street, Unit SW Office Condo #3, Orland

Park, Illinois, 60467. Fax letters to (708) 326-9179 or e-mail to tj@mok

namessenger.com.

www.mokenamessenger.com.

likely be judged by a lot of

people, maybe everyone

they meet. It may even take

a toll on our personal lives.

When I tell people I am a

journalist, I am consistently

asked about the state of

journalism, how it can stay

profitable and mass media

despite the fact that I work

at a hyperlocal publication.

No matter what the topic, I

am happy to oblige and talk

to people.

The conversations do not

always leave me feeling

warm and fuzzy inside, but

that is OK.

I know some people have

preconceived notions that

journalists have some kind

of a hidden agenda. News

organizations all over the

world have been accused

of it, but the truth is that

represents only a fraction

of the media industry. At

small companies, such as

22nd Century Media, our

goal is nothing more than to

provide quality journalism

to our local communities.

We write about things

that matter to us, but, most

importantly, we write about

things that matter to you,

our readers.

While I do not hold my

job to the same level of

importance of that of firefighters

or police officers,

journalists also consider

themselves public servants.

At least I do.

We do not do it for the

recognition or to get a star

on the Hollywood Walk of

Fame. We do it because it

matters to our communities.

Not just investigative

journalism, either. Newspapers

bring communities

together to support each

other and celebrate successes.

When a local family

struggles with an illness or

loss, other people might find

out through social media,

word of mouth or a newspaper.

Newspapers provide

a place of learning and can

spark discourse on hard-totackle

topics.

So next time you meet a

journalist or someone you

think you might not like

simply based on their profession,

remember there are

bad eggs in every industry

in the world.

Do not let the few bad

ones ruin your chance of

getting to know someone

who might turn out to be a

friend.

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Taking a look inside The

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storefront, the third for the franchise, Page 21

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Faith Briefs

Victory Baptist Church (13550 US Route

6, Mokena)

Sunday School

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Morning Worship

10:45 a.m. Sundays.

Evening Worship

6 p.m. Sundays.

Weekday Worship

7 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. John’s United Church of Christ (11100

Second St., Mokena)

Traditional Service

8 a.m. traditional mass,

9:45 a.m. contemporary &

traditional music in a service

of praise and reverence. Supervised

childcare available.

For more information, call

(708) 479-5123.

Garden Club

8 a.m. Tuesdays. For more

information, call (708) 479-

5123.

Cards for a Cause

7 p.m. the second Monday

of each month. Bring your

tape, scissors and colored

pencils — if you have them

— and plan for a creative

evening with lots of fun.

Bundles of Love

7 p.m. the second and

fourth Monday of each

month. Enjoy fun and fellowship

while making baby

quilts for infants baptized at

St. John’s and lap quilts for

shut-ins.

Mokena United Methodist Church (10901

LaPorte Road, Mokena)

Service and Sunday School

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10:15 a.m. Sundays.

Church service and children’s

Sunday School will

be held. For more information,

call (708) 479-1110.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Thursdays. For

more information, call (708)

479-1110.

Community Prayer Gathering

2:30 p.m. every 4th Sunday.

Breakfast

9 a.m. every third Saturday

of the month.

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Choir Practice

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Newcomers welcome.

Weight Watchers

Wednesday

Weigh-ins take place at

6:30 p.m., while the meeting

is at 7 p.m.

Marley Community Church (12625 W.

187th St., Mokena)

Church Service

10 a.m. Sundays. Childcare

is provided.

Sunday School

9-10 a.m. Sundays.

Senior High Youth Group

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information, email

marleycommunitychurch@

gmail.com.

Junior High Youth Group

6-7:30 p.m. Fridays. For

more information, email

marleycommunitychurch@

gmail.com.

Men’s Group

6 p.m. Sunday nights in

the church basement. All

men are welcome.

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

(10731 W. La Porte Road, Mokena)

Preschool Registration

Registration is underway

for the 2018-2019 school

year at Immanuel Lutheran

Preschool in Mokena. Classes

are available for children

from 2 1/2 to 5 years old, and

In Memoriam

Stephen C. Johnson

Stephen C.

Johnson, 79, of

Mokena, died July 1.

He graduated with his

bachelor’s degree from

Michigan State and retired

from Airway Systems as

vice president.

He was a United States

Army veteran and enjoyed

traveling around the world.

they must be toilet trained.

For more information, call

(708) 479-5600, email il

pmokena@att.net, or visit

www.immanuelmokena.org.

Worship

9 a.m. Sundays.

God’s Kids Club

10:15 a.m. Sundays in

Sept.-May.

Adult Bible Study

10:15 a.m. Sundays in

Sept.-May.

Mokena Baptist Church (9960 W. 187th

St., Mokena)

Sunday Services

11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For

more information, call (312)

350-2279.

Sunday School

10:15 a.m. Sundays. Mokena

Baptist offers Sunday

School classes for all ages.

For more information, call

(312) 350-2279.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church (19515 115th

Ave., Mokena)

Church Service

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m,

9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:

p.m. Sundays

Adoration

Wednesdays following

8:00 a.m. Mass in the Chapel

until 6:45 p.m.

Holy Rosary

7:30 a.m. daily; 7 p.m.

Tuesday evenings.

Please see FAITH, 18

In lieu of flowers, donations

to the American Cancer

Society, cancer.org, would

be appreciated.

Do you have someone’s life

you’d like to honor? Email

Editor T.J. Kremer III at tj@

mokenamessenger.com with

information about a loved one

who was a part of the Mokena

community.


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An English Garden offers much more than just flowers

Cynthia Freeman

Editorial Intern

Flowers bring joy to most

situations, whether it be for a

special event or just because.

And Mokena-based An English

Garden specializes in

bringing that joy.

The flower shop was recently

featured on WGN

giving some essential details

about the one-stop flower

and gift shop. The familyowned

floral shop has been

in business since 1994. Residing

in an old historic

home dating back to 1874 at

Front Street and Wolf Road,

the flower shop has a classic

twist compared to other

shops like it.

An English Garden offers

various flower arrangements

and gifts, and they also offer

floral decor for special

events, such as weddings,

bridal showers, engagement

parties, anniversary parties,

as well as baby showers,

prom, homecoming

parties and much more.

They also offer decor rentals

from candles to lanterns

and fun signs. Additionally,

they make sympathy windchimes,

benches and statues,

and tapestries.

Owner Kim McAuliffe

has always had a passion

for art since she was a

young child, which made

her dreams come true once

she opened her own flower

shop.

“I was always an artist.

Every class I could possibly

take from when I was

5 years old and up had to

do with some form of art,”

McAuliffe said. “Flowers

just came naturally because

we lived in a house from the

1800s, hence why my flower

shop has to be in a 1800s

house. I would just arrange

things on my own then. I

would even make corsages

out of the flowers in the gardens

around the house.

“Back in 1984, I worked

for a gentlemen from Denmark,

and how I got the job

there is I pestered him for

two weeks straight, calling

him sometimes twice a

The two-story shop, owned by Kim McAuliffe, has vintage

treasures for just about any special occasion.

day to hire me,” McAuliffe

chuckled.

In between working for

other people for 10 years,

McAuliffe noticed that she

was always taking initiative

in her work environment and

customers followed her. She

knew her stuff and it was

evident.

“In ‘94 I decided to open

Customers at An English Garden can purchase floral

arrangements or a wide range of items for special events.

my first shop and I started

out small, like everybody

else does. One vehicle, one

cooler, and then graduated

to three vehicles, five coolers,

two houses. The minute

I started working for the

gentleman back in 1984, I

said in five minutes, ‘I want

my own flower shop.’ I knew

in five minutes I wanted my

own flower shop, it took me

10 years to get there, but perseverance

pays off,” McAuliffe

said.

With such a lively business,

An English Garden has

marked its territory. Customers

can see that it’s not just

any ordinary flower shop;

the passion behind it shows

through and customers keep

on returning because of it.

“The best special occasion

is when they call me

up after a delivery has been

completed and they’re like,

‘Wow, you really took care

of me’ or, ‘You made that extra

step.’ I like hearing that,

when I know I have gone

above what anybody else has

expected,” McAuliffe said.

In addition to local flower

deliveries in Mokena,

An English Garden offers

flower delivery services to

nearby areas in Country

Club Hills, Frankfort, Home

Glen, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan,

New Lenox, Orland

Park, Tinley Park and Orland

Hills.

For more information on

floral arrangements, gifts,

special event rentals and

more, visit anenglishgarden.

com.

Don’t let your

advertising cool

down this summer.

BE SMART. ADVERTISE IN

The Mokena Messenger

An English Garden is housed in a 19th century home near the intersection of Front Street

and Wolf Road. Photos by Cynthia Freeman/22nd Century Media

LORA HEALY

708.326.9170 ext. 31 l.healy@22ndcenturymedia.com

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mokenamessenger.com

14th annual

Farm & Barn

Fest scheduled

for Aug. 11

Staff report

FAITH

From Page 16

Parker Road Bible Church (18512 Parker

Road, Mokena)

Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Sundays. Be

sure to arrive early for our

Sunday Worship Service to

enjoy a hot, complimentary

cup of coffee every week at

the church. Following the

Christian Education Hour

(9:15 - 10:15 a.m.), all beverages

can be found just outside

the sanctuary.

Grace Fellowship Church (11049 LaPorte

Road, Mokena)

Narcotics Anonymous

7-9 p.m. Mondays. All

those struggling or who have

struggled with a narcotics

addiction are welcome. All

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Mokena’s annual Farm &

Barn Fest is scheduled for

10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 11.

Farm & Barn Fest is held

celebrates the significance of

farming life in Illinois’ history.

The event gives guests

the opportunity to experience

farm life through entertaining

demonstrations, such

as horseshoeing and blacksmithing,

entertainment,

food, childrens’ activities,

and old-fashioned contests

for children of all ages.

Activities this year include:

Cutest Kid Contest,

country music concerts from

4-11 p.m., barn quilt contest,

and more.

For more information, call

(708) 390-2401, or visit mo

kenapark.com.

meetings are confidential.

For more information, call

(708) 479-0300.

Spanish Church

12:30 p.m. Sundays.

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays. All are

welcome.

Women’s Bible Study

8:45-9:45 a.m. Sundays

and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll at

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.com

or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 34.

Deadline is noon Thursday one

week prior to publication.

For more info, call

708-326-9170 ext.47

‘Zootopia’ at Yunker Park Bandshell for Movie In The Park

Caitlin Fyfe

Freelance Reporter

Gather the kids, pack

some munchies and enjoy a

summer night at the historic

Yunker Farm. The showing

of “Zootopia” — an animated

mammal metropolis

where the first rabbit to join

the police force quickly

learns how tough it is working

alongside a sly fox who

makes her new job harder —

came courtesy of the Mokena

Community Park District

alongside MOO-V-Night, an

outdoor movie theater company.

“I enjoy being able to

bring my little brother to

events like this considering

it’s almost impossible

to get any child to sit and

enjoy something outside.

It’s convenient, a nice space

and such a good thing for the

community.” said 24-yearold

Mokena resident Lauren

Litoborski, who mentioned

she loves that the bandshell

is around the corner

from Berkot’s if last minute

snacks are needed.

Prior to the Park District’s

$7 million expansion and development

project, the community

events were solely

held at Main Park. Although

it was a feasible location, the

Yunker Park Bandshell provides

a more accommodating

capacity with terraced

lawn space and picnic tables.

“It almost reminds me of

a new age drive-in where

you can sit outdoors and

watch a movie, it’s nice for

people who can appreciate

and enjoy all the nostalgia

that comes with it,” said Bob

Gamboa, Mokena resident

for 66 years, and owner of

Gamboa’s Automotive and

Grease Lightning.

The Yunker Park showings

were sponsored this

summer by Old Plank Trail

Community Bank, Chiro

One Wellness Center and

Meijer, and thus far there’s

been a plethora of events at

Families take selfies together and children play in the open space before the start of

Movies in the Park, featuring “Zootopia.”

Yunker Farm, from concerts

to engaging entertainment

for children. The upcoming

events include the 14th

Annual Farm & Barn Fest,

and Woofstock — a fest for

the Park ‘n Bark Dog Park

members.

“I think this place is really

cool, and I like this movie

and going to the Splash Pad

is my favorite,” said 5-yearold

Atilla Gamboa, who exclaimed

he saw this movie in

theaters before.

The kids run around together

in the open space

next to the bandshell, dancing

to the prelude of music

videos, which occasionally

catches their attention while

the parents set up and munch

on their snacks. Yunker

Farm offers an assortment

of goodies at the concession

with popcorn, soda and

candy. Overall, this is a perfect

venue for the surrounding

community to revel in a

night under the stars.

Bring your neighbors,

blankets, snacks and don’t

forget the mosquito repellent.

As summer comes to

a close, your last chance to

Yunker Park Bandshell is the venue of choice for Mokena

Community Park District’s showing of “Zootopia” at the

Thursday, July 26. Photos by Caitlin Fyfe/22nd Century Media

attend the final Movie In

The Park event is scheduled

for Aug. 24 and features the

award-winning animated

movie “Coco.” The movie

will be shown on a large

inflatable movie screen

with premium audio-visual

equipment for outdoor cinema.

Alcohol, candles and sparklers

are prohibited and, in

the event of inclement weather,

visit the park’s website

or Facebook Page [@Moke

naParks] for event updates.

For more information, call

Mokena Community Park

District at (708) 390-2401 or

visit mokenapark.com


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The Dish

Fratello’s expands with third suburban location

Italian cafe and deli

carving out a niche

in Tinley Park

Cody Mroczka

Contributing Editor

As brothers-in-law, business

partners and fellow

cooks, Marco Caso’s and

Adriano Martino’s lives

have been interconnected for

more than 30 years.

After years of running a

successful family catering

business, the duo had the

perfect name to complement

the homemade, “old

world” cuisine when their

first deli opened in 2015.

Fratello’s, which in Italian

means “brother’s” came to

represent a place where patrons

could get fresh meats,

pastas, salads, sandwiches

and desserts, as well as custom

sauces, herb and spice

blends, or even pre-made

appetizers and meals.

“It reminds me of [how]

my [grandmother], how

she cooked,” said customer

Kevin Spizza, who ordered

chicken BMT [$7.99], a

marinated chicken breast

with fresh mozzarella and

tomato drizzled with a balsamic

glaze, served on the

panini portion of the menu.

“And I’ve got to have some

arancini [$1.99 each] to take

home.”

This past April, the coowners

opened their third

suburban Cook County eatery

off of 183rd Street and

Harlem Avenue in Tinley

Park, joining two smaller

deli and cafe locations in

Homewood. At approximately

3,000 square feet,

with outdoor seating for

roughly 15, Caso said this

location is the largest of

the three and also features

something new: a brick oven

that bakes a very thin crust

Popular side dishes with sandwiches or entrées include

homemade pasta salad, also sold by the pound.

pizza with high temperature.

Dine-in only customers have

the opportunity to sample

Fratello’s Frozen Sangria

Swirl, a frozen red and white

wine mix for $4.99. Non-alcoholic

speciality beverages

include fruit smoothies, cappuccino

and espresso.

The cooks pride themselves

on never-frozen,

cooked-to-order dishes

that include pollo Italiano

($7.69, a flame grilled chicken

breast with provolone

cheese, roasted red peppers,

and parsley gremolata on a

toasted focaccia bun), eggplant

Parmigiana ($7.59,

served with melted mozzarella

and marinara sauce)

and pancetta and portobello

fettucine ($9.99, made with

imported pancetta and garlic

sautéed in a cherry tomato

Parmesan sauce). Staples

of their past catering businesses

include Italian beef

($7.59) and Italian sausage

($6.69) with french fries or

the soup of the day.

“This menu is pretty extensive,”

Caso said. “We’ve

always followed the notion

of only selling things we

would want to eat.”

Fratello’s also crafts its

own house Italian, ranch and

apple vinaigrette dressings to

Fratello’s

7101 West 183rd St. in

Tinley Park

Hours

• 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-

Thursday

• 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-

Saturday

• 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Web: fratelloscatering.

com

Phone: (708) 864-2777

compliment an Italian chop

salad, Chicago-style chicken

chop salad, and chicken apple

and pecan salad, which

can be ordered in either full

($8.59) or half ($5.59) servings.

For those looking for

healthier options, the Tinley

Park establishment has it’s

own healthy living menu,

which features seared fish,

turkey burgers and flank

steak veggie bowls.

Additional services include

private and commercial

catering, box meal orders,

school meal programs

and cafeteria management.

Food and groceries can

be ordered and delivered

through its website or mobile

apps DoorDash and

Slice.

The classic Italian sub ($7.49) comes with hard salami, capicolla, mortadella, ham,

provolone and fresh greens. Photos by Cody Mroczka/22nd Century Media

Dining room decor at Fratello’s in Tinley Park features personal photos of the Caso and

Martino families.


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Denomination

5. Bel ___ cheese

10. By ___ of (owing to)

14. Halo, e.g.

15. Tangelo varieties

16. Grunts of disgust

17. Eurasia’s ___ Mountains

18. Flower population

19. Arlo Guthrie’s genre

20. Despicable person

22. Sea foam

24. Won __ __ nose

25. Fable maker

29. Rugby formation

33. Meaning of Mokena

in the original

Native American

language

37. “Here comes

trouble!”

38. Bog lime

39. Vitamin bottle info

40. Entre ___

41. Mideast region,

poetically

43. Half-moon tide

44. Hosp. workers

45. Word on a U.S. coin

46. ___ lily

47. Bone fide

50. Stuffed

51. Test format

52. “... ___ quit!”

54. Wasn’t hurt

57. Mokena creek

62. Grandpa Walton

portrayer

65. Drifters

67. Handy plant for

sunburns

68. Alpine river

69. Chicago destination

70. “Body ___” Kathleen

Turner movie

71. German political

group

72. Bed supports

73. Asian juice

Down

1. “Better Call ___” TV show

2. Coin with 12 stars on it

3. Stick in one’s ___

4. Farfetched

5. Swollen

6. Shiny and bright

7. 1970s rock group, abbr.

8. Letter opener

9. Old Testament twin

10. Bad golfer, familiarly

11. Billy Joel’s “___ to

Extremes”

12. Ice hockey org.

13. Sound of impatience

21. Technology giant

23. He succeeded Fidel

26. Jim Cramer’s dot com

with The

27. Senescence

28. Vegetable container

29. Kid’s treat

30. Singing group

31. Drives out of bed

32. Sounds of hesitation

34. Taste that’s not sweet,

sour, bitter or salty

35. Pat

36. Attempt

41. New England’s Cape

___

42. Routine

43. Government security

agency, abbr.

45. One-eighties

48. Wire-___ (like some terriers’

coats)

49. Accomplice

50. An urge for Fido

53. Gets promoted

55. Cries of surprise

56. Germany reunifier

Helmut

58. Gus who wrote “Dream

a Little Dream of Me”

59. Remedy for dry toast

60. Chestnut

61. Mystery Nepalese

62. Tie up the phone

63. ___ de Cologne

64. Ending for north or

south

66. Sheep noise

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708) 478-

3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St., Mokena;

(708) 478-8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

Fridays and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

Jenny’s Southside Tap

(10160 191st St., Mokena;

(708) 479-6873)

■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Acoustic

Avenue, Psychic

night - second Tuesday

every month.

■9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Karaoke

■Fridays ■ and Saturdays:

Live bands

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort; (815)

464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.

Free to play.

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-Friday:

Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live Band

■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.

com.

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

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

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

In Manhattan and Peotone – From the mid-$200’s

New designs are a result of buyer feedback

Two refreshing designs mark

the beginning of a new series

of Craftsman-style homes

available from Distinctive Home

Builders at its latest new home

communities: Prairie Trails;

located in Manhattan within the

highly-regarded Lincoln-Way

School District and at WestGate

Manor in Peotone within

the desirable Peotone School

District.

“Craftsman homes were

introduced in the early 1900s

in California with designs

based on a simpler, functional

aesthetic using a higher level

of craftsmanship and natural

materials. These homes were a

departure from homes that were

mass produced from that era,

“according to Bryan Nooner,

president of Distinctive Home

Builders.

“The Craftsman design has

made a comeback today for

many of the same reasons it

started over a century ago. Our

customers want to live in a home

that gets away from the “mass

produced” look and live in a

home that has more character. As

a result of our daily interaction

with our homeowners and their

input, we are excited to introduce

these two homes, with additional

designs in the works.”

Nooner, who meets with

each homeowner prior to

construction, has been working

on these plans for a while and felt

that the timing was ideal for the

debut. “Customers were asking

for something different and

simple with less monotony and

higher architectural standards.”

The result was the Craftsman

ranch and the Prairie twostory,

now available at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

The Craftsman ranch features

an open floor plan with Great

Room, three bedrooms, two

baths and a two-car (optional

three-car) garage. The Prairie

features a two-story foyer and

Great Room, three bedrooms

and one and one-half baths, a

convenient Flex Room space

on the main level and a two-car

(optional three-car) garage. The

Craftsman architectural elements

on both homes include brick and

stone exteriors with cedar shake

accent siding, low-pitched gabled

bracket roofs, front porches with

tapered columns and stone piers,

partially paned windows, and a

standard panel front entry door.

Distinctive Home Builders

offers a Craftsman-style trim

package offering trim without

ornate profiles and routers. The

trim features simplicity in design

with rectangles, straight lines and

layered look trims over doors for

example. The front entry door

will have the standard Craftsman

panel style door. Distinctive has

also created a Craftsman color

palate to assist buyers in making

coordinated choices for the

interior of their new Craftsman

home. Colors, cabinet styles and

flooring choices blend seamlessly

with the Craftsman trim package

and are available in gray tones

package and earth tones.

Distinctive offers custom maple

kitchen cabinets featuring solid

wood construction (no particle

board), have solid wood drawers

with dove tail joints, which is

very rare in the marketplace.

“When you buy a new home

from Distinctive, you truly are

receiving custom made cabinets

in every home we sell no matter

what the price range,” noted

Nooner.

Distinctive Home Builders

works to achieve a delivery goal

of 90 days with zero punch list

items for its homeowners. “Our

three decades building homes

provides an efficient construction

system,” said Nooner. “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

and one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.”

Nooner added that all homes

are highly energy efficient. Every

home built will have upgraded

wall and ceiling insulation

values with energy efficient

windows and high efficiency

furnaces. Before homeowners

move into their new home,

Distinctive Home Builders

conducts a blower door test that

pressurizes the home to ensure

that each home passes a set of

very stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

With the addition of these two

new designs, there are now 15

ranch, split-level and six twostory

single-family home styles to

choose from each offering from

three to eight different exterior

elevations at both communities.

The three- to four-bedroom

homes feature one and one-half

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 and WestGate Manor.

Most all home sites at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor

can accommodate a three-car

garage; a very important amenity

to the Manhattan homebuyer,

said Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor we

wanted to provide the best new

home value for the dollar and

we feel with offering Premium

Standard Features that we do

just that. So why wait? This is

truly the best time to build your

dream home!”

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.

Distinctive Home Builders

chose the Will County village

of Peotone for its newest

community of 38 single-family

homes at WestGate Manor

within walking distance of the

esteemed Peotone High School.

Its convenient location between

Interstate 57 and Illinois Route

50 provide easy access to I-80

and commuters enjoy several

nearby train stations and a

35-minute drive to Chicago.

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 or (708) 479-7700 for

more information or visit www.

distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails and WestGate

Manor 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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Village Seeks F/T Civil Engineer

The Village of Homer Glen is seeking qualified candidates

for the full-time position of Civil Engineer. Minimum

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or

closely related field, 3 yrs. of progressively responsible

experience in Civil Engineering, previous field

engineering/construction experience required. Must be

computer savvy with excellent MS Office software skills

and experience using GIS and Auto CAD. Salary is

$76,881 plus benefits. Application Process: Cover letter,

resume and completed job application (download at

www.homerglenil.org) due by Friday, August 10, 2018 via

mail to Village of Homer Glen, Attn: Heather Kokodynsky,

14240 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, IL 60491 or email to

hkokodynsky@homerglenil.org

Full position description available at homerglenil.org

Part-time Telephone Work

calling from home for

AMVETS. Ideal for

homemakers and retirees.

Must be reliable and have

morning &evening hours

available for calling.

If interested,

Call 708 429 6477

M-F, 10am - 1pm Only!

1003 Help Wanted

22nd Century Media seeks Graphic Designer

Position Overview:

22nd Century Media, a media publishing company based in

Orland Park & Northbrook, is seeking a Graphic Designer

to join their team.

Responsibilities Include:

Create web/print advertising material, visual web design using

WordPress, Update existing as well as creating new web/print

collateral for Events, Occasional page layout, Miscellaneous

design projects, Communicate with inside & outside sales reps,

Maintain FTP/server files, Edit and upload digital publications,

Prepare & troubleshoot PDF files

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s in Graphic Design or related field preferred,

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite for Mac, Layout and digital

design experience a must, Familiarity with CMS (WordPress),

Strong typography knowledge & expertise, Excellent

Communication, Interpersonal & Organizational skills,

Ability to work independently and with team

within fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment

Next Steps:

For more information or to be considered for this

opportunity, email a resume to:

careers@22ndcenturymedia.com

No phone calls please. EOE

LAWN TECHNICIAN

Professional company

located in Frankfort

looking for reliable

individual to apply dry

fertilizer. Experience a

plus, but not necessary.

For interview call:

(708)479-4600

landscapeassociatesinc.com

1003 Help

Wanted

SALES ASSISTANT

Due to our rapid growth and

expansion, Tinley Park

industrial mfg. Sales office

seeks exp’d, detail-oriented

Sales Assistant for full-time

position. A Sales Assistant at

ARC does both sales,

secretarial & customer service

functions. This is a very

diversified position in our

FAST-PACED office. The

ideal candidate must be

HIGHLY MOTIVATED and

needs to possess strong

organizational &

communication skills.

Excellent computer literacy

needed, including MS Word &

Excel. Industrial cust. service

exp. req’d. Repeat customer

& supplier contact. No

telemarketing, no cold calling

req’d. Competitive salary &

benefit pkg incl. 401K. Send

letter & resume to:

cstratton@aerorubber.com

Seeking PT/FT

Shop Worker

Tinley Park Manufacturing

Co. seeks responsible,

detail-oriented individual to

perform shop production

functions. Part time

schedule likely to become

full time. Duties incl.

running production

equipment, loading/unloading

trucks, & warehouse

duties. Forklift cert. & exp.

with UPS shipping software

are pluses. MUST be

reliable, self-starter, excellent

reading/writing/math.

Competitive wage. Email

resume and/or letter to:

lacosta@aerorubber.com

AERO Rubber Co., Inc.

8100 West 185th Street

Tinley Park, IL 60487

Hilton Garden Inn

18335 Lagrange Road,

Tinley Park. Looking for

Restaurant Supervisor,

various housekeeping

positions, server/bartender

and guest service agents.

Must apply in person.

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

& Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at

Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

1003 Help

Wanted

The Cottages of New Lenox

is Hiring Caregivers

Seeking caregivers for our

memory care community.

Responsible for providing

personal assistance & routine

daily care & services. Come

make a difference, as we want

you to join our team. F/T or

P/T. Shifts: 6:45a - 3:00p,

2:45p - 11:00p & NOC

10:45p - 7:00a.

Apply to:

adminassist@

cottagesofnewlenox

seniorliving.com

1023 S. Cedar Rd.

New Lenox, IL 60451

DAYTIME HOSTESS

8am-3pm Shifts

Weekends Required!

Apply in Person:

Eggheadz Cafe

16952 S Oak Park Ave

Tinley Park

P/T KITCHEN HELP

Apply in person at:

Don’s Hot Dogs

17831 Wolf Road

Orland Park, IL 60467

NO PHONE CALLS

Part-Time Music Director

Needed at Our Mother of

Good Counsel, Homer Glen,

IL. Please submit resume to

frjoseph@omgccc.org

or call 708.301.6246

Full-Time & Part-Time

Cook - Pizza Maker

Will train, Sundays req’d

815-274-7800

1004 Employment

Opportunities

HELP WANTED!

Make $1000/week mailing

brochures from home!

No exp. req. Helping home

workers since 2001!

Genuine opportunity.

Start immediately!

www.IncomeCentral.net

1010 Sitters

Available

NEED BABYSITTER

HELP?

Loving mom in New Lenox, will

provide daily or before/after

school care in my home,

Monday-Friday during the school

year. Nelson Prairie School area.

Call Stacy at 630-776-4103.

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1024 Senior

Companion

Senior Companion

If you need someone to run

errands, go shopping, take

to appointments or just sit

& socialize for your elderly

loved one...

Call Betty (815)545-4935

1037 Prayer /

Novena

Oh, Holy StJude, Apostle &

Martyr, great in virtue and rich

in miracle, near kinsman of Jesus

Christ, faithful intercessor

of all who invoke your special

patronage in time of need. To

you Ihave recourse from the

depth of my heart and humbly

beg to whom God has given

such great power to come to

my assistance. Help me in my

present and urgent petition, in

return, I promise tomake your

name known and cause you to

be invoked. Say three Our Fathers,

three Hail Marys and

Glories for nine consecutive

days. Publications must be

promised. St. Jude pray for us

all who invoke your aid.

Amen. This Novena has never

been known tofail, Ihave had

requests granted. D.B.

1050 Community

Events

Mokena Methodist

Church Flea Market

Bring Your Items to Sell!

Rent a Table!

Saturday, August 11th

Call (708)479-9619 or

(708)479-2706 to SIGN UP!

1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort 20004 Jessica Ln

8/3-8/4 8-3pm Hshld, collectibles,

holiday decor, Avon porcelain

manger figurines &

more!

Homer Glen 13616 Lost Boy

Ln Thu 8/2 8-1pm Home, garden,

holiday items & attic

treasures! Don’t miss this one!

Mokena Community

Wide Garage Sale

Aug 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th

Facebook: Mokena

Community Garage Sale

Maps will be avail at 11020

Front Street Unit A Mokena

on Wednesday August 8th

STOP BY

New Lenox 821 Timber Place

Sat 8/4 8-3pm Clothes, toys,

books, household items,

dresser, nightstand & more!

Orland Park. 8101 Braeburn

Ln. 8/3-8/4, 8-3. Hundreds of

50-80s DOLLS, cheap, tons of

womens PLUS SZ clothesname

brand, toys, TOOLS, &

COW creamer collection.

Tinley Park, 17843 Durkin

Rd. Aug. 3 &4, 8-1p. All the

proceeds go to American Cancer

Society & Riley’s Hospital

1057 Estate Sale

Homer Glen 14461 W Walnut

Ave 8/3-8/4 8-3pm Harley

Davidson, fishing, tools, hshld,

art, scaffolding, ladders &

more!

1058 Moving Sale

Mokena 20011 Edgewood Ct

8/3-8/4 8-4pm Everything in

the house must go! Furn, antiques,

jewelry, hshld lots

more!

New Lenox. 759 O Connell St.

8/3 8-3, 8/4 8-2. Moving Sale.

Furniture, households, clothing,

& a little bit of everything!


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Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

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Business Directory

1074 Auto for

Sale

1225 Apartments for Rent

2003 Appliance Repair

Automotive

1061 Autos

Wanted

WANTED!

WE NEED

CARS, TRUCKS

& VANS

Running Or Not

from Old to New!

Top Dollar Paid !!!

Free Pick-Up

Locally Located

708 205 8241

1065 Motorcycles

2009 H-D fxdfDyna FatBob

13,355 miles new tires

$8,299.00 runs great

Black 708-710-7867

1074 Auto for

Sale

1978 Corvette/Nice Driver

Orig/Matching Numbers

Asking $7,500 OBO

815-258-5318

2016 Chrysler

Town & Country van

6500 miles! Call for price

815-838-1862

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

126,239 miles new tires

$4,999.00 mpg 45/40

Silver 708-710-7867

RealEstate

1097 Vacation

Property

Vacation / Retirement

condo for sale: $61,500

Enjoy boating, fishing, golfing,

swimming, and ATV

trails all in the Ozarks. Beautiful

updated 2BR, 1.5Ba

condo that’s newly furnished

&near everything isready for

you. Property taxes are under

$490.00 per year. Private association

swimming pool is

directly outside condo door.

Breathtaking 43,000 acre lake

&2major golf courses are

only minutes away.

Contact owner @

501-283-1354

Oak Forest Terrace

15815 Terrace, Oak Forest

Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

Serene setting & Beautiful

Grounds. Tennis, Pool,

Walking Trails. Near metra.

708-687-1818

oakterrapts@att.net

1310 Offices for Rent

The perfect downtown

location!

11225 Front St. Mokena, IL

Newly rehabbed office spaces

avail. Office spaces are flexible

for any type of business.

Includes lobby, private bathrooms,

utilities and Comcast

Internet/Wifi. Units ready to

lease July 1st. $299/mo total.

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2004 Asphalt Paving/Seal Coating

2006 Basement Waterproofing

Leaky Basement?

• Bowing Walls

• Concrete Raising

• Crack Raising

• Crawlspaces

• Drainage Systems

• Sump Pumps

• Window Wells

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The Mokena Messenger’s

Sponsored content

of the

WEEK

What: Four-bedroom home on

approximate acre with a total sixcar

garage

Where: Sugarbrook Estates

13560 185th St. Mokena

Amenities: Quality home with a

total of six garage spaces on .92

acre. Great for someone who

enjoys outdoor space or hobbies.

This incredibly well maintained

four-bedroom home is located

just minutes from Interstate 355,

Silver Cross Hospital and Metra.

Second owners have taken great

care of this home, adding a new

A/C unit in 2018, well pump and

pressure tank in 2017, water

heater in 2016, sump pump,

battery back up in 2015, blacktop

drive and garage doors in 2010,

and furnace in 2006. Inside you

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kitchen with loads of counter

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with mud room. Awesome three

season room with wood planked

ceilings steps out onto deck

surrounded by lush

perennial gardens,

enormous back yard,

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Detached three-car garage at back of property is handy man/mechanics

dream. Sixty amp/220 volt service. New Lenox elementary grade schools.

Listing Price: $375,000

Listing Agent: Sandy

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370-3532 for more details

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Want to know how to become Home of the Week? Contact Tricia at (708) 326-9170 ext. 47.

June 8

• 10719 Revere Circle,

Mokena, 60448-2467 -

Chicago Title Land Trust

Co Tr to Thomas R. Waller,

$267,000

• 19657 Cambridge

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

7947 - Gloria F. Chatt

to Suzanne M. Chatt

Palka, Willard B. Palka,

$168,000

• 9246 W. Stanford

Court, Mokena, 60448-

8899 - Vincent R. Insalaco

to Cody William Klaver,

$193,000

June 11

• 19319 Derek Way,

Mokena, 60448-1169 -

Itasca Bank & Trust Co

to Scott Gilman, Melanie

Gilman, $230,000

• 20344 Old Castle

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

9233 - Donna Phalen

Ttee to Christopher J.

Burgard, Andrea L. Amico,

$595,000

June 12

• 19140 Kristine Trail,

Mokena, 60448-1009 -

Ryszard Bacynski to Anna

Rajter, $224,000

June 13

• 11147 Boyer Court,

Mokena, 60448-1604 -

Josefina A. Perez to Leann

E. Yunker, $230,000

• 18944 Marley Lane,

Mokena, 60448-8686 -

Robin Keathley to James

Szymanski, $336,000

• 19624 Snowmass

Road, Mokena, 60448-

1658 - Evelynn D.

Sweeney to Zvonko J.

Brezak, Rosa Brezak,

$360,000

• 9524 Elm Ave., Mokena,

60448-8494 - Wilmington

Savings Fund Societ to

Ronald Murabito, Martha

Murabito, $138,000

June 15

• 10642 Revere Circle,

Mokena, 60448-2466

- Chicago Title Land

Trust Co Tr to Crystine K.

Stringfellow, $304,000

• 18829 S. Vanderbilt

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

8885 - Jason H. Forlenzo

to Bryan Repa, $220,000

• 19380 Wolf Road #8,

Mokena, 60448-1161 -

Norann C. Miller to Laura

L. Rehak, $85,000

The Going Rate is provided by

Record Information Services,

Inc. For more information,

visit www.public-record.com

or call (630) 557-1000.


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High stakes fun

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association members brush up on

golf game

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association’s (left to right) Nick Lorenz, of Peotone, Matt

Reczak, of Manhattan, Tony DiGregoraro, of Mokena, Brendan Moreley, of Frankfort, Kenny

Zagoda, of Frankfort and Aaron Marks, of Mokena, work on their putting skills July 22 at

Sanctuary Golf Course in New Lenox.

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New Lenox, after winning $5 on a putt. Photos by Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

2701 Property for

Sale

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 18812 Creekview Lane, Mokena, IL

60448 (Single Family Home). On the

9th day of August, 2018 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: CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff V.

Martin Quezada; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 17CH 1034 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. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS )

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

CitiMortgage, Inc.

Plaintiff,

vs.

Martin Quezada; et. al.

Defendant. No. 17 CH 1034

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 6th day of December,

2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

9th day of August, 2018 ,commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the Will

2703 Legal

Notices

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 13, IN CREEKVIEW UNIT ONE,

BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE

SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 6, TOWN-

SHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 2,

1988, AS DOCUMENT NO.

R88-08174 IN WILL COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS, AND CERTIFICATE OFCOR-

RECTION RECORDED JUNE 22,

1988 AS DOCUMENT NO. R88-27145

Commonly known as: 18812

Creekview Lane, Mokena, IL 60448

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.: 19-09-06-312-017-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial 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 tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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for the rank of Police Sergeant

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Athlete of the Month

Lincoln-Way West

runner wins July honor

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Sierra Maze

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Before she graduated this spring, Jenna

Fiore left quite the mark as a runner for Lincoln-Way

West, and North Central College

took notice.

The former Warriors runner is expected to

compete in cross country as well as track and

field for the Naperville school. And she told

22nd Century Media she is excited to take

that next stride, finding a good fit with the

team’s coaches and training.

The distance runner earned one more accolade

on the way, though, claiming the most

votes in 22nd Century Media’s Southwest

Chicago Athlete of the Month contest for

July to win the title.

The Athlete of the Month competition pits

featured Athlete of the Week selections from

our south suburban newspapers against one

another in an online voting contest.

The next contest is to begin Friday, Aug.

10.

To vote, visit MokenaMessenger.com,

hover over the “Sports” menu tab and click

“Athlete of the Month.” Readers can vote

once per session per valid email address.

Voting ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 25.

All athletes featured in the July Athlete of

the Week sports interviews are automatically

entered into the contest.

golf

From Page 38

anne and Taylor went four

holes to decide it, before Bri

eventually won.”

Bolden said she’s “been

in a lot of playoffs.” But a

state title situation, like that,

would be something.

“It would be as friendly

as it would be competitive,”

Bolden said. “We both appreciate

and support each

other. But we both have

the same goal, and we both

want the team to play well

too.”

No matter what happens,

Bolden has an extra motivation

this season. Her grandfather,

Ken Connor, who

taught her the game, passed

away in March.

“He taught me everything

and has always been my golf

coach,” Bolden said. “He got

to see me at state last year

and knew my swing better

than anyone. This season is

a big dedication to him. My

goal is to win state and it

definitely would be for him.”

The Knights open the season

on Thursday, Aug. 9. As

they will do often, especially

early in the season, they

will have a split squad. Half

the team will go to the Barrington

Invitational, starting

Jenna Fiore — a Lincoln-Way West runner

who graduated this spring — won the

July Athlete of the Month competition for

publisher 22nd Century Media’s Southwest

Chicago branch. 22nd Century Media File

Photo

at 9 a.m. at Bonnie Dundee

Golf Course in Carpentersville.

The other half will be

at the Prep Tour Showcase,

also starting at 9 a.m. at

Deer Park Country Club in

Oglesby.

The following Monday,

Aug. 13, brings the Homewood-Flossmoor

Invitational,

starting at 7:30 a.m.

at Linden Oaks Golf Course

in Crete. The next day, Tuesday,

Aug. 14, Central will

host a local triangular with

Providence and Minooka,

starting at 4 p.m. at the Sanctuary

Golf Course in New

Lenox.

Sierra Maze is an incoming junior on the

Lincoln-Way Central girls water polo team

How’d you get started in water polo?

My siblings. My older sister, [Abigail,]

she played in high school and I always went

to watch her. I kind of follow after her in a lot

of things… My sister played then [my brother,

Mason,] played, and I was like, “Ooh, I

want to try that.”

What do you like best about playing

the position of driver?

I’m a swimmer, as well, so I like being

able to use my speed against the other team.

What do you like least about the

sport?

All the training. It’s a lot of hard work

trying to get to the point where we are right

now. Getting all your muscle back over the

summer, it’s hard coming back after a long

summer. I usually work out over the summer,

too, but high school is so much different

than club.

If you won the lottery, what would

be the first thing you would buy?

Probably a car of my own because right

now I use my parents’ car to get around. I

like trucks, so probably some sort of truck.

Black or silver, normal colors.

What’s your favorite subject in

school?

Math. I think it’s probably because I like

problem solving and getting from point A to

point B with lots of different equations.

What’s your spirit animal?

Maybe a tiger because it’s very fierce and

outgoing, and it’s also very fast. So, probably

tiger.

Have you given any thoughts about

college yet?

I have. I’m not quite set completely on

22nd Century Media file photo

what I want to do. I was thinking interior

design. My brother goes to [University of]

Alabama, and I really love Alabama, so it’s

either there or Colorado is where I’d want

to go.

If you could own an exotic pet, what

would it be?

I really like turtles, so I’d probably have a

turtle if I could have a non-normal pet.

If you could visit any place in the

world, where would you like to go?

I would like to visit Hawaii because it’s so

beautiful there and such a nice environment.

What’s a lesson you’ve learned

playing water polo that you’ve

applied to your life?

Your hard work pays off. With all the

training we do, it really does pay off in the

games. And learning different stuff. Even in

school, it pays off, too, because all the work

that you do, when you apply it to your tests,

it definitely shows.

Interview conducted by Editor T.J. Kremer III


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Swimming in to action

Knights’ co-ed water polo camp teaches

newcomers to the sport, refines

veterans’ skills

Freshman Carli Udovich, of Mokena, throws a medicine

ball.

Lincoln-Way Central sophomore Anna Bethke, of Mokena, takes a shot July 24 during the Knights’ co-ed water polo camp.

James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

Returning varsity member Sierra Maze, of Mokena, fires a

shot.

Sophomore Sean Murphy, of New Lenox, catches a medicine ball during a drill.

Junior Bekkah Schimick, of New Lenox, saves a shot.

Freshman Josephine Bernier, of New Lenox, flicks a pass

to a teammate.

Sophomore Dane Cerney, of New Lenox, catches a pass to

transition into a shooting position.


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Field of dreams becomes real for HS baseball players

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

The Griffins’ Randy Johnson poses in front of the White

Sox scoreboard at the Double Duty Classic.

Walking out of the Chicago

White Sox locker room,

Randy Johnson, a member

of the Lincoln Way East

baseball team, looked up

and smiled. You could see

the ballpark reflected in his

eyes.

“Today this is one of the

biggest days of my life,”

Johnson said. “It feels surreal,

it doesn’t feel like this is

happening. As long as I can

remember, I never thought

I’d be playing baseball so

large scale as this. Today I’m

playing where all my favorite

players have played.”

Randy joined another

Lincoln Way East baseball

player, Ethan Lambrigger

of Mokena, at the annual

Double Duty Classic held

at Guaranteed Rate Field on

July 24. The DDC celebrates

the history and tradition of

Negro League baseball in

Chicago and promotes the

next generation of inner-city

players. The annual baseball

showcase featured the best

high school players dressed

in retro East-West All-Star

uniforms, honoring past Negro

Leaguers and those who

played in the historic game

at Old Comiskey Park.

“If it wasn’t for the hardships

and the trouble that the

negroes had to go through

back when they were playing,

there’s no possibility I

would be experiencing what

I’m experiencing today,”

Johnson said. “I believe they

were a huge milestone in my

life and being able to have a

chance to be successful.”

In a press conference before

the game, about forty

high school baseball players

got to hear stories from Negro

Leagues Baseball Museum

President Bob Kendrick,

as well as DDC alumni

Darius Day and Devin Pickett.

Additional special guests

who appeared included former

Negro League players

Ray Knox (Chicago American

Giants and Newark Eagles),

Dennis Biddle (Chicago

American Giants), and

Ernie Westfield (Birmingham

Black Barons).

Lambrigger had the opportunity

to pitch in the

Double Duty Classic.

“I found out early this

summer I was playing for the

Double Duty Classic” Lambrigger

said. “It’s a great experience,

especially playing

with my teammates because

they are like brothers to me.

It’s great to come together

and play for a good cause.”

One of the biggest surprises

was an appearance

by 2005 World Series Most

Valuable Player and White

Sox Ambassador Jermaine

Dye. One of the favorite

players for the World Series

team, Dye stopped by to

take photos with the players

in his old locker room. Dye

also threw out a ceremonial

first pitch.

For former Lincoln Way

East player Brandon Laux,

who lives in Frankfort, he

begins a new chapter in his

high school baseball life:

Brandon has decided to finish

up his senior year at

Brother Rice.

“Today is a once-in-alifetime

experience,” Laux

said. ”I just want to go out,

have fun. Growing up, playing

baseball, I never thought

I’b be playing on a Major

League field this young.

I played at the Minnesota

Twins field and Cincinnati

Reds field, never played here

until today. Baseball means

everything to me because I

put my heart and soul into

it, I just want to be the best

player I can be.”

Laux already has committed

to play and attend college

at University of Houston

for 2020.

As Laux, Johnson and

other players hit the ball you

can hear the crack of the bat

in the stands. You can almost

Lincoln-Way East baseball player Ethan Lambrigger, of Mokena, gets a chance to toss

some pitches during at the annual Double Duty Classic held at Guaranteed Rate Field on

July 24. The annual baseball showcase featured the best high school players dressed in

retro East-West All-Star uniforms, honoring past Negro Leaguers and those who played in

the historic game at Old Comiskey Park. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

(Left to right) Lincoln-Way East’s Randy Johnson, former Griffin and current Brother Rice

baseball player Brandon Laux, and Griffin Ethan Lambrigger pose together in the tunnel

behind the Sox dugout before heading out to the field.

feel the presence of Jackie

Robinson, Larry Doby and

Moses Fleetwood Walker

looking down for the next

generation of baseball heroes.


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Knights girls golf primed for state title run

Accomplished golfers

Bolden, Curran to

make final season a

memorable one

RANDY WHALEN, Freelance Reporter

Pardon the Lincoln-Way Central

girls golf team this season if

it takes a hashtag slogan from the

Chicago Cubs.

#Everybodyin.

The Knights have nearly everyone

back from last season’s squad,

which placed sixth in the state as

a team. Now, the team is ready for

another title run this season. And

hungry for another shot are two of

the top players in the state: Brianne

Bolden, of Mokena, and Grace

Curran.

All the pair of seniors have done

the past two years is win an individual

state title and finish second.

Curran won the Class 2A individual

championship with a 3-under par

141 as sophomore in 2016. In the

process, she became the first, firsttime

state qualifier to accomplish

that feat. That fall, Bolden tied for

10th in the state tournament, which

was held at Hickory Point Golf

Club in Forsyth.

But last season it was Bolden

who came so close to winning the

title. Instead, she tied for second

with a 145, one stroke off the lead,

while Curran tied for fifth at 147.

Curran, who has committed to

continue her golf career at the University

of Minnesota, is all about

the team.

“Yes, absolutely the team comes

first,” Curran said. “We want to

show everybody the team we have.

Everyone on the team has played

in tournament after tournament this

summer.”

That, of course, includes Curran.

She played in 10 tournaments this

summer, including her final one,

which was the 39th Illinois State

Junior Girls’ Championship. That

was held on July 31 and Aug. 1 at

Hickory Point Golf Club. Yes, the

same course that hosts the state

finals. Curran looked forward to a

good performance there.

Bolden also played in 10 tournaments,

She won the title in the

12-18 girls division in the MAJGT

Championship at Ruffled Feathers,

which was held between June 11-

13 in Lemont.

“Everyone has been playing in

tournaments over the summer,”

Bolden said. “Everyone on our

team is all really close. We know

we have the potential to make it

down there [to state] again and to

bring home some hardware.”

That’s because not only are

Bolden and Curran back, nearly

the whole team is too. The only

graduate from last season’s Top

6 was Taylor Miron, who placed

third on the team at state (tied for

45th at +15), and is now at Michigan

State. She was the team’s consistent

third scorer. However, her

younger sister, sophomore Sydney

Miron, could step right in and take

her place in the lineup.

Junior Maddie Pyle and Carly

Schiene, along with sophomore

Caitlyn Parrish, round out the

Knight returners.

“They’ve all gone out and

worked so hard,” Central coach

Brian Shannon said. “I’m really

pleased with all of our girls and

what they’ve done this summer.”

Last season the Knights won the

Providence Regional title at on the

Southeast course at Broken Arrow

in Lockport, their third straight regional

championship. Then they

captured their first ever sectional

by winning the Waubonsie Valley

Sectional tile at Springbrook Golf

Course in Naperville.

“I remember winning that sectional

really gave us that confidence,”

Curran said. “Going to

state as a team, we really wanted

to enjoy that experience, but on

the first day [Friday, Oct. 13] we

didn’t play well [finishing 35-over

par]. So coach [Shannon] called a

team meeting and lit a fire under

our butts. Then we came out and

played well the second day [going

19-over]. We wanted to show that

we could hang with everyone as a

Mokena resident Brianne Bolden will look to finish her high school career as a state champion. She came up

short as the runner-up in 2017. Burns Photography

team.”

Indeed if the Knights would have

golfed 19-over each day as a team,

they would have placed third, one

stroke behind second place Barrington

(+37). New Trier (+27) was

the Class 2A state champion.

“We were the only team to move

up the second day,” said Shannon,

who saw his squad go from seventh

to sixth. “The first day we had an

average day at best. Our schedule

is good enough to prepare us for

these situations at the state tournament.”

A dream scenario, that’s not

far-fetched, would have Bolden

and Curran tie for the individual

champion honors as they help

the Knights to new heights. What

would that be like?

“It would be crazy, but it would

be so much fun,” Curran said. “In a

playoff, we’d both be cheering for

each other and happy for one another.

If it happened, it would just

be fun competition.”

It already happened on a smaller

scale last season.

“At our [SouthWest Suburban

Red] conference meet last season,

Brianne, Grace and Taylor

[Miron] all tied for first,” Shannon

said. They had a playoff and Grace

dropped out right away. But Bri-

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fastbreak

Girls volleyball

Summer cools down, LW Central heats up

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st-and-3

Central girls golf

storylines

1. Grace Curran

(above)

Curran’s game

shines brightest

when there’s more

at stake. The senior

won the state championship

in 2016

with 3-under total

between two rounds.

She followed it up

with a tie for fifthplace

in 2017.

2. Brianne Bolden

Bolden is also battle

tested, earning state

appearances every

year in high school

up to this point. She

was tied for 34th in

2015; 10th in 2016;

and followed it up

with her best finish

in 2017 where she

tied for second.

3. Third- and fourthscorer

No. 3 and No. 4

scorers are a must.

Last year’s No. 3,

Taylor Miron, graduated,

so Maddie

Pyle, Caitlyn Parrish

and Carly Schiene

must step up.

Knights finish 6th in

summer league, young

starters improving

RANDY WHALEN, Freelance Reporter

The girls volleyball season hasn’t

even started and Lincoln-Way Central

coach Mary Brown is already

busy tinkering with possible lineups.

“Every single night I write down

10 different scenarios,” she said. “I

was impressed with what we did in

summer league, we did some smart

things.”

The summer season ended last

week. As usual, Central was in the

Palos Courts Summer League. There

the Knights finished sixth overall

with a young lineup as they tuned up

for the regular season, which is less

than three weeks away.

“We’re going to be very young,

but we’re going to be very competitive,”

Brown said. “I obviously

haven’t made cuts yet and we will

still be looking at players. It’s a new

group and we have to see how they

work together.”

Last season was a successful one

as the Knights (26-9, 6-0) won the

Red Division of SouthWest Suburban

Conference for the first time

since 2013 and the fourth time in

their history. But seven seniors graduated

from that team, so youth will

be served and serving for Central

this season.

Some of the returners the Knights

will look to are junior right side hitter

Nicole Dvorak, sophomore outside

hitter Jackie Kulinski, junior middle

hitter Layne Stevens and libero/defensive

specialist Gillian Underhill.

Lincoln-Way Central coach Mary Brown (center) will go into the season with plenty of new starters after losing four

key starters to graduation – three of whom are playing college volleyball (Kylie Kulinski, University of Pennsylvania;

Cassidy Wyman, St. Xavier University; Hannah Stacy, St. Mary’s College). 22nd Century Media File Photo

Sophomore Rachel Kolodziej is also

expected to move up from last season’s

sophomore squad to play middle

hitter on the varsity.

Central went 6-3 in pool play during

the summer. That was good for

fourth in its pool. In the playoffs

opener on July 24, the Knights defeated

T.F. South 25-21, 27-25, but

then lost a quarterfinal matchup to

the Sandburg Blue team 25-8, 25-21.

In the final day of playoffs, the

Knights defeated Chicago Christian

25-23, 25-17, but they fell to Lincoln-Way

East 25-21, 25-22 in the

fifth place match.

“We played well against East, but

we still have a lot to learn,” Brown

said. “Still, we’re moving in the

right direction and this season is going

to be a lot of fun.”

In the title match it was the Sandburg

Blue team, which was 8-1 in

pool play, defeating the Sandburg

White squad, which was 9-0 in pool

play, 25-20, 25-16. Lockport (7-2 in

pool play) defeated Shepard 25-15,

25-21 for third.

The regular season opens at 5:30

p.m. on Aug. 21 as Central will host

T.F. South. That is followed by a

huge early season test where the

Knights are among many top teams

at the Plainfield North Invite, which

is scheduled for Aug. 24-25.

If that isn’t enough, the Knights

are back at home at 6 p.m. on Aug.

27 for a match against highly regarded

Plainfield Central. The next day

brings a SWSC crossover as they

travel to Palos Hills for a 5:30 p.m.

matchup with Stagg.

Listen Up

“This season is a big dedication to him. My goal is

to win state and it definitely would be for him.”

Brianne Bolden – Lincoln-Way Central girls golfer the impact her late

grandfather Ken Connor had on her game.

TUNE IN

Football

Countdown to kickoff: 22 days

• Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East

start Week 1 of the football season on Friday,

Aug. 24.

Index

35 – Athlete of the Month

35 – Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor T.J. Kremer III, tj@

mokenamessenger.com.


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Lincoln-Way Central standout golfer Brianne Bolden and

the rest of the girls golf team return to action Thursday,

Aug. 9. Burns Photography

No more

summer fun

LWC girls volleyball

finishes summer camp,

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Field of

dreams Mokena

teen, LWE baseball

players get on Sox field,

Page 37

Brianne Bolden part of 1-2

punch for Knights, Page 38

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