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Senior Fair

10 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, the

Oaks Recreation and Fitness

Center, 10847 W. LaPorte

Road, Mokena. At the fair,

residents and their caregivers

can glean valuable information

and access resources from state

and local vendors. Staff from

Rep. McDermed’s district office

will also be available to assist

constituents with any state

government concerns. The fair

will feature a mobile unit from

the Illinois Secretary of State’s

office, which operates similar

to a DMV office and offers

services that include drivers’

licenses renewals, identification

cards, vision and written

tests, organ donor registration,

voter registration applications,

and vehicle and license plate

renewal stickers. The mobile

unit will continue to run until 1

p.m. Refreshments will be provided

and attendees will have

the chance to win door prizes.

For more information on the

event, call (815) 277-2079.

Active Shooter Training

7-9 p.m. Aug. 16, New

Lenox Village Hall, 101 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

A course entitled “Surviving

an Active Shooter Event” is

being offered by the Village

of New Lenox, through its

Safe Communities America

Coalition. This free, 2-hour,

interactive course was designed

by the National Safety

Council and will be held in the

Community Room at the New

Lenox Village Hall. Learn

how to respond to an active

shooter situation, regardless

of where it might occur.

To register, visit www.nsc.



Training.aspx. For more information,

contact Daniel

Martin at (815) 462-6493 or


NARVRE Meeting

11 a.m. Aug. 17, Little

Joe’s Restaurant, 1300 N.

Cedar Road, New Lenox.

Join ght National Association

of Retired and Veteran Railway

Employees for socializing

at 11 a.m. followed by

lunch at noon and the news

at 1 p.m. Agenda items include

a memorial moment

for Bob Stoddard, RRB and

RRIT news, Will County

news, State of Illinois news,

national and world news affecting

seniors as well as railroad

news including Amtrak,

BNSF, CSXT and Metra.

Ladies Night Out

4-8 p.m. Aug. 17, New

Lenox Village Commons,

101 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Enjoy a night at the

Commons with vendors and

live music from CK and The

Gray starting at 5 p.m. Admission

to this event is free.

Guests of all ages are permitted.

No pets are permitted in

the Village Commons during

Village events. For more

information, visit and

click on the event.


Committee of the Whole

7 p.m. Aug. 20, Village

Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. Meetings are

open to the public and all

citizens are invited to attend.

For more information and

meeting agendas, visit www.


Senior Driving Seminar

10 a.m.-noon Aug. 21,

Frankfort Police Station,

20602 Lincoln-Way Lane,

Frankfort. State Representative

Margo McDermed will

provide four senior driving

seminars over the course

of the year for older drivers

looking to refresh their

memory of the written driving

test, a necessary step

to renewing their license.

Each two-hour seminar will

be taught by an instructor

from the Secretary of State’s

Office. The seminar will

cover an overview of the

contents of the Rules of the

Road booklet and include a

sample test. The seminars

are offered free of charge.

For more information and to

RSVP, call (815) 277-2079.

Plan Commission Meeting

7 p.m. Aug. 21, Village

Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. The Plan Commission/Zoning

Board of

Appeals meets the first and

third Tuesday of each month.

For more information and

meeting agendas, visit www.


Self-Defense Class

6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.

23, Frankfort Square Park

District, 7540 W. Braemar

Lane, Frankfort. State

Representative Margo Mc-

Dermed, together with One

Light Self Defense, will host

a free workshop for women

and girls. The 3-hour course

will teach avoidance tactics,

self-defense misconceptions,

offensive techniques

and defensive escapes.

Space is limited and registration

is encouraged. While

the class is free, donations

to One Light are appreciated.

For more information

and registration, email mc or

call (815)277-2079.

JointPro Seminar

6:30 p.m. Thursday,

Aug. 23, JointPro Physical

Therapy, 1405 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox. This

community presentation will

address join pain and option

to avoid surgery. Join

Dr. Matthew Vogt and Dr.

David Hunnius to discuss regenerative

medicine in interventional

orthopaedics. To

attend, call (815) 215-8200.

Triple Play Concert Series

5:30 Saturday, Aug. 25,

New Lenox Commons, 101

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. The third and final

concert in this year’s Triple

Play Concert Series features

Bruce Hornsby and the

Noisemakers with special

guest Joan Osborne. Gates

will open at 5:30 p.m. followed

by an opening act at

6 p.m., a performance by

Joan Osborne at 7:30 p.m.

and Bruce Hornsby and the

Noisemakers at 9 p.m. For

more information on parking,

carry-in policies, handicap

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7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27,

Village Hall, 1 Veterans

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Preschool Enrollment

Providence Catholic Children’s

Academy in New

Lenox has open enrollment

for children ages 3-4 for preschool

and age 5 for kindergarten.

For information on

scheduling a tour and registration,

call (815) 485-7129.

Chess Club

10 a.m. Thursdays, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Group meets on the

second floor, southwest side

until after noon. Open to

anyone, from beginner to

master, who enjoys playing

chess. For more information,

call (815) 485-7425.

LWABWO Meetings

6-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday

of each month Sept.

through June, Gatto’s Restaurant,

Route 30 & Schoolhouse

Road, New Lenox. The

Lincoln-Way Area Business

Women’s Organization is

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National Night out brings police and community together

Megan Schuller

Freelance Reporter

A young boy sat on a New

Lenox police motorcycle,

making “vroom” noises as

he reached for the handlebars

that the officer showed

him how to hold properly.

This was one of the many

interactions shared between

the community and the New

Lenox police during its National

Night Out event on

Aug. 7 in the New Lenox


National Night Out is a

nationwide initiative that

strives to promote healthy

relationships between the

police and their communities.

Local law enforcement

volunteered their time for

National Night Out as a way

to make lasting connections

with residents.

New Lenox Chief of Police

Bob Sterba said that the

event makes a difference,

especially since “more of

a younger crowd” that attends.

“I think the most important

thing is to break down

any barriers that may exist,

be it fear or otherwise,” Sterba

said. “But the thing I like

most is the looks and smiles

in the children’s faces.”

As a family friendly

event children could sit inside

police squad cars and

honk the loud horn on the

public works truck, as they

interacted with officers who

gave tours and answered

their questions.

Ariana Hobby, of New

Lenox, brought her whole

family to the event for the

third year in a row.

“The kids just love meeting

the police officers and

seeing all the trucks,” Hobby

said. “That’s why we

come every year, they really

enjoy it.”

Hobby said that her two

children keep telling her

they want to become police

officers after attending National

Night Out. She said

it has brought a lot of good

and positive things to the


“My kids are getting older

now so they enjoy it more

and they understand it a little

more too,” Hobby said.

Patrick Dalseth, also of

New Lenox, said he brought

his children to National

Night Out to teach them

about community, respect,

and kindness for each other.

“It’s important for us to

come together as a community,”

Dalseth said. “There’s

a lot of law enforcement here

and it’s good for the kids to

see the law enforcement as

a positive force in their life

rather than a negative.”

There wasn’t just lessons

for children to learn on National

Night out, there were

lessons for parents to learn,

too. The Heroin Epidemic

Relief Organization truck

was parked in the commons

and gave demonstrations of

how teens hide drugs within

a mock-up mobile teenagers


“As a parent of two teenageers

to learn about all of

the ways the teenagers try

to hide their addiction and

the signs to look for to help

Fares Suleman, 3, of New Lenox, makes “vroom” noises as he sits on the New Lenox Police motorcycle and pretends to

ride it Aug. 7 during National Night Out in the Village Commons. Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media

them, that was an eye opener

for me,” Dalseth said.

Samantha Fritz, 15, of

New Lenox said that the

event was not only fun but

educational, too.

“I think it’s a good thing

to come out here because

you get to experience what

the community really does

for you and how much of

an impact the police have

in our lives by keeping us

safe,” Fritz said.

Some neighboring towns

canceled their events due to

New Lenox police officers volunteered their time to greet residents and pass out items

such as cups, pencils, plastic badges, and dog tags that have the New Lenox police logo.

the inclement weather earlier

in the afternoon. New

Lenox’s National Night out

went off without a hitch as

the weather improved in the


According to Sterba, the

event and community support

has grown over the past

few years since they started

holding a National Night


“We’ve got a lot support

and a lot of thank yous from

the community tonight,”

Sterba said.

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New Lenox Fire Protection District brings family fun to Station 1

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Fighting fires and protecting

the community are the

primary goals of the New

Lenox Fire Protection District,

and these brave men

and women took time out to

thank residents for helping

them achieve their mission

by hosting the annual Family

Fun Day at Station 1 on

Aug. 4.

Engine rides, bounce

houses, kids activities, food,

drinks and even snow cones

were provided to attendees

who stopped by during the

hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The

highlight for many visitors

was having the opportunity

to spend time with the firefighters


“It’s nice for the community

to be able to come in

and see the firefighters, interact

with them and be able

to get some time – other

than on calls – with them.

The kids enjoy it so much

every year,” said Chief

Adam Riegel.

Firefighters were on hand

to host a variety of activities

that taught children tips

for fire safety and preparedness.

Fire and Life Safety

Educator Marisa Schrieber

explained that along with

fire engine rides through the

Metra parking lot, children

enjoy the hands-on highlights.

“We also have the children’s

maze which is always

a great favorite because

they get to try on junior firefighter

gear,” she said. “Of

course, everyone loves the

Ben Adorno (left), of New Lenox, meets a kitten held by

Berni Kacor, of CERT, who was on hand to teach about pet


bounce house and the fire

safety house where we can

go through and talk about

different fire safety hazards

in every room before they

roll out the window in the


New Lenox resident

Ben Cristobal, 4, who was

joined by his parents, Hafid

and Bridget, as well as his

2-year-old brother Jacob,

loved using the firehose at

the fire safety simulator, but

his favorite part of the event

was meeting real-life firefighters.

“I like them because they

put out fires,” Ben said.

Inside Station 1 a variety

of local businesses and organizations

were on hand

to add to the fun. Chicago

Dough Company provided

pizza, Servpro brought

cookies, and Old Plank

Trail Bank was keeping everyone

cool with free snow

cones. New Lenox Police

Department, CERT, New

Lenox Public Library and

Comfort Dogs were also on

hand with information and

activities for attendees.

At the American Red

Cross booth, visitors learned

about safety planning as

well as the Home Fire

Campaign, which distributes

free, battery-operated

smoke alarms in partnership

with local organizations including

the New Lenox Fire

Protection District.

“Smoke alarms truly save

lives,” said Red Cross disaster

program specialist

Jeremiah La Plante. “Since

2014, we’ve installed over

1 million smoke alarms

and we’ve documented

474 individual lives saved.

New Lenox is one of our

more active partners in Will

County and over 60 or 70

smoke alarms have been

given away here in just the

last year.”

There was also a demonstration

showcasing how

sprinkler systems work

from the Northern Illinois

Fire Sprinkler Advisory


(Left to right) Firefighter and paramedic Tim Rhodes and Ben Bowden watch Bella Bowden

and Kyle Dunne, all of New Lenox, use a firehose Aug. 4 during Family Fun Day hosted by

the New Lenox Fire Protection District. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

New Lenox residents Gretchen (left) and Devyn Valenta pose for a picture inside the firetruck.

“This really is a community

event,” Riegel said.

“Everybody donates parts to

make it as nice as possible.

It’s great to have all these

partners who enjoy doing it,


More information about

programs offered by the

New Lenox Fire Protection

District – including

the smoke alarm program

and monthly CPR classes –

can be found at www.nlfire.


Pizza King temporarily closes its doors after 45 years

James Sanchez, Editor

Pizza King, located at 123

W. Maple Street, is temporarily

closed as of Aug. 7,

according to the pizzeria’s

website. The pizzeria has

served the New Lenox community

for 45 years.

According to the website,

the pizzeria is looking for

someone to “carry on the 45-

year tradition of the area’s

best pizza.” Those interested

are encouraged to call (847)


George Schneeweiss Sr., a

New Lenox resident for 35

years, opened the eatery in

the 1970s and ran the business

until he died in 2006

at age 62. His son, George

Schneeweiss Jr., ran the pizzeria

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New Lenox 7-11 robbed at gunpoint

for the second time in three days

James Sanchez, Editor

Two men, one of whom

was armed, robbed the 7-11

on Route 30 and Cedar

Road at around 12:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The two men reportedly

took approximately $100

and lottery tickets, said

Deputy Chief Lou Alessandrini.

The clerk reportedly

was not hurt.

Alessandrini said there

was a higher police presence

in the area because of

the armed robbery that took

place there on Aug. 4. An

officer was down the street

during the incident, he said.

The two men reportedly

robbed a 7-11 in Shorewood

45 minutes later. Alessandrini

said police are actively

following leads via social

media, the tip line and working

with Shorewood police

and neighboring agencies, including

the Frankfort police

and the Will County Sheriffs

Department, which have

been recently dealing with

the same type of crime, possibly

from the same offenders.

Police released still photos

of the incident. One man with

the handgun was wearing a


dark, hooded sweatshirt, and

the other was wearing a dark

T-shirt and a hat.

In addition, police are

still looking for the suspect

from the Aug. 4 armed robbery

during which a man

covered from head to toe in

black clothing stole around

$100 and cigarettes.

Police are asking anyone

with information from both

incidents to call a tip line at

(815) 462-6111.

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Rabid bat found in New

Lenox homeowner’s bedroom

Seventh rabid bat

found in Will County

this summer

James Sanchez, Editor

The seventh rabid bat

found in Will County this

summer was found on July

31 inside a New Lenox

home, according to a press

release from the Will County

Health Department.

Homeowners near Fir

Street in New Lenox reportedly

were awakened

by a live bat flying in their

master bedroom where they

were sleeping. Will County

Animal Control arrived

to the home the following

From AUG. 7

morning, captured the bat

and sent it to the Illinois Department

of Public Health

lab for testing, the release


The bat tested positive for

rabies on Aug. 3, and the

residents were referred for

rabies post-exposure prophylaxis,

the release added.

The last rabid bat found

in Will County was on June

30 in Lockport. Other positive

tests came from bats in

Monee, Naperville, Homer

Glen and Joliet.

Health officials said that

any bats discovered in Will

County should be immediately

reported to Will County

Animal Control at (815)

462-5633. The Will County

Animal Control program

has a 24-hour answering

and emergency pickup service

for confined stray animals,

injured animals and

stray biters.

Besides reporting bats,

residents are also asked to

remove any people and animals

from the area where a

bat is, close off that area,

if possible, and check residents

and pets that were by

the bat for any small punctures

or bite marks. Pets

should also be vaccinated

against rabies.

For more information on

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Police Reports

Ten car burglaries reported in two-day span

James Sanchez, Editor

Ten car burglaries were reported

to unlocked vehicles

between Aug. 4-5. Most recently,

on Aug. 5, four were

reported on the 1800 block

of Edmonds Avenue.

Credit cards, cash, sun

glasses, a wallet and clothing

reportedly were stolen in

three of the incidents. In the

fourth incident, an unknown

person reportedly rummaged

through an unlocked vehicle,

but nothing was reported

missing, police said.

Two reports came from

Regan Road on Aug. 5.

A black male reportedly

stole credit cards from unlocked

vehicles parked on the

1600 block of Regan Road.

Police said the man used a

garage door remote to enter

the home’s garage. The

homeowner reportedly heard

the garage open and went to

check and saw the man inside.

The man fled the home

and into a getaway vehicle.

The homeowner got the license

plate number of the

vehicle, which police later

discovered was a stolen car

from Frankfort. Also, An unknown

person reportedly entered

an unlocked vehicle on

the 100 block of Regan Road,

used the garage door opener

in that vehicle to open the

garage and enter a second vehicle.

Nothing was reported

missing, police said.

Also, an iPod and an

iPhone charger reportedly

was stolen from an unlocked

vehicle parked on the 1700

block of London Road.

On Aug. 4, three incidents

took place on the 900 block

of East Bentley Road.

A wallet containing cash

and credit cards reportedly

was stolen in one incident;

loose change in another; and

$1,000 of fishing gear was

stolen in the third incident.

A neighbor reportedly saw a

black or Hispanic male run

from the area where the fishing

gear was stolen and into

a getaway vehicle.

The day before, $5 reportedly

was stolen from an unlocked

vehicle parked on the

1900 block of Regent Street.

July 25

• An unknown person reportedly

damaged a vehicle

parked on the 800 block of

Blarney Road by using a

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A break from business

Area business owners, locals hit the course at annual New Lenox

Chamber of Commerce golf outing

(Left to right) Will County Board Member Ray Tuminello; Ross Loebe from HR Green in

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Paul Marolda, from Mars Medical in New

Lenox, eyes his drive. NEWS

the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 9

NL motorsport business adds New Lenox Raceway in backyard

Go-karts, ATVs can

be rented out to ride

on dirt course

James Sanchez, Editor

It’s only fitting that a

business that sells mostly

motorsport vehicles would

construct a new dirt course

on its property.

Gary Briden, owner of

Safer Wholesale located on

1333 S. Schoolhouse Road

in New Lenox, opened

New Lenox Raceway in

the back of its property on

last month as a way to give

residents the opportunity

to ride off-road vehicles in

a safe, controlled environment.

This would also give

an opportunity for customers

to test drive any vehicles

they want to buy in an open

space, which is a luxury the

business didn’t have in the


Safer Wholesale, which

Briden has run for the past

15 years, previously operated

in the lot next door at

1307 S. Schoolhouse Road

where numerous businesses

were also housed. Briden

moved into the larger space

in November.

“It’s a whole different

ball game because we got

all kinds of room now,”

Briden said.

The track also addresses

the issue of people not

having anywhere to ride

considering they aren’t allowed

take out their offroad

vehicles in a residential


“You can’t rip around in

a dirt bike in a residential

neighborhood,” he said.

“This gives them a place to

ride without getting tickets

from the cops. Sound

ordinance-wise, we’re in an

industrial area, so it doesn’t

matter; no houses nearby. It

all works out perfect for riders.”

At New Lenox Raceway,

guests can bring their own

vehicle, or they can rent

from the facility. Briden

rents out ATVs ($60 per

hour), two-seat and fourseat

go karts ($70 per hour

and $95 per hour, respectively),

and golf carts ($65

per hour). All rental pricing

is per driver. Briden doesn’t

rent out dirt bikes, but

guests can bring their own.

Those who bring their own

vehicles can use the track

all day for a $30 fee.

First-time guests are required

to pay a $15 raceway

membership, which

lasts for a year. The membership

includes access to

the safety course, a free

head sock, use of helmets

and access to special offers,

according to the business’s


Briden ensures safety for

novice and first-time riders

at the track. After being

fitted in the safety equipment,

the riders will watch

an instructional video. They

will then be taken to the test

track where a trained professional

will instruct them

on how to operate the vehicle.

Riders will drive the

vehicle on the test track until

he or she and the trainer

feel comfortable to move to

the big track.

The rented ATVs and gokarts

are 150cc and run at a

throttled speed. They’re all

fully automatic and easy to

ride, Briden said. For those

who bring their own, Briden

allows 400cc vehicles and

below, and there is no speed


“Going 25 miles per hour

on a dirt track seems like

you’re going much faster,”

Briden said. “And then you

got the hills, bumps, berms,

tabletops [on the track].”

Don’t expect to get too

much air with the throttled

speed vehicles, Briden said.

He said he made the course

mild on purpose for safety

reasons, but it should not to

Pictured is a four-seater go-kart that can be rented out for $95 per hour. Two-seat go-karts

cost $70 per hour. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

take away from the fun.

“It’s more of a practice

track [for experienced riders]

and a family, fun-type

thing,” he said. “It’s more

for a family who wants to

bring the kids out and have

fun for a few hours that’s

not far from home.”

For more information,

visit www.newlenoxrace And for those interested

in buying an offroad

vehicle, visit www.

ATVs can be rented out for $60 per hour. All rented vehicles

are 150cc and run at a throttled speed.

Broker - Management Team

New Lenox Raceway, located at 1333 S. Schoolhouse Road, opened last month. The business goes hand in hand with the

owner’s main business located on the same lot, Safer Wholesale, which sells mostly motorsport vehicles and accessories.


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Locals earn dean’s list honors

Nicole Beechy, Gregory Derk, Peter

Grubisich, Samuel Grubisich, Nolan

Hullinger, Elijah Lyons and Paige Siwinski

were all named on University of Iowa’s

dean’s list for the spring semester.


New Lenox resident earns master’s

Elizabeth Ann Roth, of New Lenox,

earned her Master of Science in Education

at University of Kansas following this past

spring semester.

More than 5,000 candidates for degree

from the University of Kansas this past

spring — representing 90 Kansas counties,

46 other states, territories and Washington,

D.C., and 48 other countries — officially

conferred in June.

New Lenox resident makes dean’s list

Justin Gianares, of New Lenox, was recognized

on University of Kansas’ dean’s list

for the spring semester.

More than 5,400 undergraduate students at

the University of Kansas earned honor roll

distinction for the spring 2018 semester.


Lincoln-Way West alum recognized by school

Cassie Ruetigger, of New Lenox, was

one of more than 4,900 students who were

named on University of Nebraska’s spring

dean’s list.

Ruettiger, a pre-mathematics major, was

named to the dean’s list for the College of

Education and Human Sciences by earning

a minimum GPA of 3.75 during the spring


University of St. Francis

Local residents make dean’s list

New Lenox residents Valerie Avalos,

Terry Cirrencione, Shane Cummins,

Madisyn Enright, Anthony Faron, Taylor

Green, Sarah Heimberg, William Hensel,

Julie Jandeska, Brandon Jarosz, Jasmine

Kindt, Ryan Korte, Frank Manganiello,

Hanah Mastandrea, Aaron Michalak,

Patrick Michalak, Kristen O’Connor,

Kaylynn Pinder, Caroline Pollock, Kassandra

Rosinski, Matthew Ryan, Makayla

Turner, Cailee Tylin and Katherine

Wozniak received recognition for making

the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at the

University of St. Francis.

To be qualified for the dean’s list, students

must achieve a 3.5 or higher at the end of the

semester in which they have taken at least 12

credit hours.


New Lenox resident named on dean’s list

Taryn Springgate was recently named on

University of Indianapolis’ dean’s list for the

spring semester.

Students named to the dean’s list have

completed at least 12 hours during a regular

semester and earned a grade point average of

3.7 or higher.


New Lenox resident makes high honor roll

Jessica Blatzer was recently named on

University of Wisconsin’s dean’s list for the

spring semester. She was named on the high

honor roll.

Blatzer was a Lincoln-Way West alum.


Pair of locals named to dean’s list

New Lenox residents Thomas Brennan

and Jena Schneider were named on their

school’s dean’s list for the spring semester.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s

dean’s list recognizes full-time undergraduate

students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or



LWW alum graduates cum laude

Christopher Gonzalez, of New Lenox,

graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of

Science in Law Enforcement and Justice

Administration. In addition, he was also accepted

into WIU’s Integrated Baccalaureate

and Master’s Degree Programs earlier this

month, and he’s currently working on his

Master of Arts degree in the same field.

Integrated degree program proposals must

require a minimum cumulative grade point

average of 3.25 and a minimum of 3.25

grade point average in the major for admission

to the integrated program. Higher grade

point averages may be required by individual

integrated baccalaureate/master’s degree

programs. Students must have a minimum

cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and a

minimum of 3.25 grade point average in the

major prior to enrolling in bridge courses.

Four New Lenox students make dean’s list

Rachel Czaja, Olivia Judge, Clara Leo

and Brandon Voss, all of New Lenox, were

named on Wheaton University’s dean’s list

for the spring semester.

Dean’s List honors are earned by undergraduate

students who carry 12 or more

credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point

average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

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Video gaming ban lifted by

4-3 vote

It is “game on” for the Village

of Orland Park.

The ban on video gambling

was lifted Monday,

Aug. 6, and a new restrictive

ordinance allowing it was

approved by the Village of

Orland Park Board of Trustees

in a 4-3 vote.

Voting in favor of video

gaming were Mayor Keith

Pekau, as well as Trustees

Kathy Fenton, Carole Griffin

Ruzich and Mike Carroll.

Voting against video gaming

were trustees James Dodge,

Patricia Gira and Dan Calandriello.

The move comes after

months of discussions and

town hall meetings on the

topic, as well as two advisory

questions placed on the

April 2018 primary ballot

— the results of which were

51-53 percent against video

gaming and 49-47 percent

in favor of allowing it in

Orland Park, depending on

which referendum is used.

In November 2009, the

Village Board voted in favor

of prohibiting video gaming

in Orland Park.

But the new ordinance will

allow for businesses with

a Class A liquor license —

retail establishments where

alcoholic liquor is drawn,

poured, mixed or otherwise

served for consumption on

the premises — that have

been “lawfully conducting

business on the premises

for at least 18 consecutive

months immediately prior to

applying” to be eligible for

the video gaming license.

Any business granted a license

will be limited to five

video gaming terminals,

and the number of Class A

license-holders allowed to

hold a video gaming license

is capped at 30 percent. Any

licenses considered beyond

that cap will be determined

on a case-by-case basis after

an initial one-year review


Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For more,



Lockport native looks to

corner microgreen market

As the days go on, more

and more grocery stores and

restaurants are offering locally

grown foods.

Lockport native Kevin

Whitehead followed that

trend by creating his home

business, which grows

plants known as microgreens.

He started Ashley

Urban Farms more than

three months ago and is

slowly expanding to small,

local shops in the area.

Customers can order locally

grown greens from

Ashley Urban Farms online

at www.ashleyurbanfarms.

com, and Whitehead even

ships them himself. The

website includes his weekly

“fresh sheet,” where he lists

what he has available for the

entire week that can be delivered.

“I’m pretty much local,”

Whitehead said. “I’ll go

about 15 miles in any direction,

and I’ll deliver myself,

and we also sell retail, too. I

can’t go too far, because you

can’t really ship them. They

are too delicate.”

Prices may vary depending

on the size, but the average

cost for Whitehead’s

products is $4-5 for 2 ounces.

Out of that, restaurants

can get approximately 20-25

plates worth of microgreens.

“I never saw myself doing

this,” Whitehead said. “It

just fell on me. I like to grow

herbs, and I went to YouTube

one day and I saw something

about microgreens, and it

went from there. I thought,

‘Well, I’ll try that and see

if I could do one,’ and now

I have a whole business out

of it.”

Reporting by Kara Keating,

Editorial Intern. For more, visit


D230 hires new athletic

director for Andrew

Andrew High School has

a new athletic director, after

the Consolidated High

School District 230 Board of

Education voted unanimously

to approve the hire Aug. 6

during a special meeting.

Kevin McKeown, who

spent the last five years in

the same position at Oak

Lawn High School, replaces

former athletic director Mike

Dwyer. Dwyer had served in

the role since 2014 and left

in July to accept the athletic

director position at Lockport

Township High School.

McKeown’s career in education

spans 15 years, served

at Oak Lawn as a social studies

teacher and coach for the

football and bowling teams.

“He matched the same

hopes that we had,” Principal

Bob Nolting said after

the meeting. “He is very

into community connection

through the athletic program.”

Nolting said that Mckeown

is data driven, which he

said is fairly uncommon in

the athletic field can help the

athletes improve their skills.

“He has the right perspective

on sportsmanship and

building character through

athletics that we felt we

could benefit from as a

school,” Nolting said. “He

had a very good plan on

how he was going to attract

athletes, particularly multisport

athletes, by getting

kids in sports to try and participate

in other sports.”

Nolting said that he had

been anticipating the board’s

decision, so he could contact

McKeown and let him know

he is on board.

“I know he’s waiting for

my call, so I can tell him,

‘It’s time to go,’” Nolting


Reporting by Megan Schuller,

Freelance Reporter. For more,



Lincoln-Way Swim

Association to hold tryouts

for 19th season

Whether it is freestyle,

breaststroke, backstroke or

butterfly, the Gators swim

club does it all.

With more than a dozen

people on the coaching staff,

they are able coach children

from the age of 5 through

high school. Many of their

swimmers go on to swim for

their respective school swim

teams during the high school

season and continue with the

Gators in the off-season.

Under direction from the

board, head coach Ryan

Counihan takes the reins in

the pool, while administrative

coach Mark Hoffer covers

much of the “dry” workings

of the team.

No matter the age, Counihan

said the team’s goals are

not all about trophies and

titles — although they have

quite a few of those in the

trophy case — but also helping

each swimmer meet his

or her own goals, no matter

how big or small.

“We try to work with our

fastest kids to make sure that

they are getting to that national

level, and we’re working

on the kids that want to

get there, and we’re working

on the kids who just want to

be here to make friends and

have fun,” Counihan said.

The three biggest rules:

make friends, have fun and

work hard.

Tryouts for the upcoming

winter season are to be

held on Monday, Aug. 20,

and Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the

Lincoln-Way Central Aquatic

Center, 1801 E. Lincoln

Highway in New Lenox.

Children 8 years old and

younger are scheduled for

tryouts at 6 p.m., while children

ages 9 and older are to

try out at 7 p.m.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

Welcome to

the community!

Village, Chamber of Commerce welcomes

second Dunkin’ Donuts in town

RIGHT: Mayor Tim Baldermann (center) poses for

a picture with New Lenox Chamber of Commerce

members and Dunkin’ Donuts owners during a ribbon

cutting. The store is located at 273 W. Maple St. Photo

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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From as of Monday,

Aug. 13

1. LW madrigal founder defends program

following ban on church performances

2. Murphy takes on role of Celtics head coach

for boys basketball

3. Three bands rock out at the Village


4. New Lenox Metra depot to make move to

Konow’s on Aug. 15

5. Going Places: Hard-throwing righty brings

star potential to Western Michigan

Become a member:

Lincoln-Way Community High School D210

posted this Aug. 6:

“Freshmen Warriors learned their school’s

fight song as they participated in orientation

today! Supportive families filled the auditorium

to learn about their students’ high school

journey...Way to go, West!”

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From the editor

Knights girls golf deserves Woods-like support

James Sanchez

Although I grew up

watching Michael

Jordan, I cannot say

he’s the greatest athlete I’ve

watched in my lifetime.

I was born in 1987, three

years after he was drafted.

I was around the preschool

age during the Bulls’ first

3-peat and in elementary

school during the next three

consecutive championship

titles. Basketball is my favorite

sport and hobby, but

during that young age, you

don’t appreciate the game

as much compared to when

you’re older and know the

X’s and O’s, and how the

game is played.

The greatest athlete

I’ve witnessed in my life

was one who made waves

this past weekend at the

PGA Championship: Tiger

Woods. Maybe I’m biased

because I grew up playing

golf and was on the team in

high school, but he has the

longevity of dominance in

a sport that no one in my

lifetime can match. Plus, he

has that fiery attitude, shot

making and power that was

so polarizing.

He didn’t win the major.

He placed second to Brooks

Koepka on Sunday, but he

created a frenzy at Bellerive

Country Club in St. Louis,

storming back from sixth

to start the final round to be

within one shot of tying the

leader. Each birdie he made,

each up and down to save

par, the crowd was going

crazy. I, like I’m sure many

at home watching, was on

the edge of my seat during

each tense moment. The

volume of the cheers when

Tiger made a big putt compared

to any other golfer

was like night and day. Seeing

the fans rallying around

Tiger on Sunday made me

realize that this type of support

should be going on here

in town for the same sport.

Lincoln-Way Central’s

Brianne Bolden and Grace

Curran both showed a

Woods-like dominance in

their careers. This year,

Bolden has the chance to

be an individual regional

champion in all four years

of high school. She’s coming

off a second-place finish

at state last year. Grace

Curran won the state title

in 2016 and was a Top 5

finisher last year. Just last

week, she shot a 66 to win

the Lincoln-Way Cup. For

both, this is their final year

at Central, so I encourage

the locals to come out to

a meet or two this year to

show your support and witness

great golf (see Page 36

for the team’s schedule this

week). Unlike football or

basketball, it’s free to attend

these meets.

For those who play golf,

you know how hard the

sport is. I was on the team,

but I couldn’t break 80 until

after college. It’s hard to

be consistent all 18 holes.

These girls break 80 consistently

and can shoot in the

60s if their game is on. So,

come out and support the

team. It’s rare you see arguably

the two best golfers in

the state on the same team

at a public school.

Letter to the Editor

A final farewell

With a saddened heart

the Adairs are leaving New


There was a tragedy in our

family with the loss of our

daughter-in-law down near

Indianapolis. With our son

raising three young ones,

we decided that instead of

commuting back and forth,

it would be easier to move

near him to help him in raising

the kids.

This was a very tough

decision as it has been 46

years since we started our

family here. We raised two

sons who went through the

New Lenox grade schools,

Lincoln-Way High School

and on to college. We participated

with St. Jude’s, Women’s

Club, Trojan Club and

Knights of Columbus. These

were memorable activities as

“Starting out the season with a little outdoor


@LWCswimpolow, on Aug. 9

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they offered us the opportunity

to meet so many friends.

We were also involved with

many sports such as baseball,

basketball and football

with the New Lenox Mustangs.

There, Phil was the

play-by-play announcer for

39 years. This activity will

truly be missed. He also was

a driver for Trinity Services

for seven years after he retired

in helping the special

needs adults.

Phil was on the New

Lenox School District 122

Board of Education for five

years where he was helpful

in bringing the students and

community a world class

school system. This function,

again, will be missed,

as to be a part of such a

wonderful organization is

such a great honor.

We will be attending the

New Lenox D122 board

meeting on Tuesday, Aug.

21, at 6 p.m. to say goodbye.

We would like it if anyone

would want to come by to

say hello and goodbye. Just

stop in. The meeting will be

at the Administration building

on Haven Avenue and

Cedar Road.


Bev and Phil Adair

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Not his first rodeo New Lenox

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front of Chicago White Sox faithful, Page 20

Taking a look inside

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storefront, the third for the franchise, Page 21

LW students get early jump with JROTC Summer Drill Camp, Page 17

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Road, New Lenox)

Celebrate Recovery

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

For anyone struggling with

hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

For more information, call

Deb at (708) 516-6318.

St. John of Chicago Chapel (112 Church

Street, New Lenox)

Orthodox Divine Liturgy

10-11:30 a.m. Sundays.

Journey to Fullness

7 p.m. Wednesdays. This

is a ten-part video introduction

to the Orthodox Church.

There will be an open discussion

with refreshments

after. Seekers are welcome.

New Life Church (500 Gougar Road, New


Preschool Open House

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday,

Aug. 30. Join New Life

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Acquainted Day” for families

of preschoolers. Learn

more about the weekday

preschool program at New

Life Church. For more information,

contact preschool

director Kim Kalnins at kkal

or call (815) 462-0202.

Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays. For

more information, call (815)


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to ministry. To register,

sign up at newlifenew or call the church

office at (815) 462-0202.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox)

Church Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30





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a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays.

Adult Class

9:55 a.m. Sundays. The

adult class usually meets in

the back of the sanctuary to

discuss a different topic each


Peace Women’s Group

The Peace Women’s

Group is open to all women

18 and older. We invite all

interested to join us for our

next events. For more information,

contact Jan Stoller at

(815) 530-2786. Please use

the sign-up slip in the bulletin

and indicate which events

you would like to attend.

Bible Study

10 a.m. Every Wednesday.

For more information, call

(815) 485-5327.

The Journey Church (14414 W. Ford Drive,

New Lenox)

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

Reverberate Youth Group

1-3 p.m. Every first Sunday

of the month. The group

meets to discuss a message

geared toward junior and

senior high school students.

For more information, email

St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second

Ave., New Lenox)

Mass Schedule

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

and 6:30 p.m. Sundays; 7:30

a.m. Monday-Saturday; 5

p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m.


United Methodist Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox)

Worship Schedule

Traditional worship is at 9

a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays.

Musical Opportunities

Join the vocal choirs, bells

choirs, or praise team. There

are opportunities for children,

teens, and adults. Rehearsals

are on Wednesday or Thursday

evenings. For more information,

call (815) 485-8271.

Chapel Bible Study

7 p.m. every Monday.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Church Service

10:30 Sundays. For more

information, call the church

at (815) 485-5152.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Caregiver Support Group

11 a.m. Mondays. Receive

insights from those who have

been on a similar journey,

suggestions for dealing with

various issues, and relief from

isolation, with confidentiality

in a non-judgmental environment.

Care provided for your

loved one during meeting, if

needed. For more information,

call Roger and Connie

at (815) 722-7841.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

Junior and Senior High Bible


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

Wednesday. For more information,

call (815) 462-7700.

Sunday School

9-10 a.m. Sundays. Christian

education classes are

available for all ages. A

nursery is also available. For

more information, call (815)


Worship Service

8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

every Sunday.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll at


com or call (708) 326-9170 ext.

34. Information is due by noon

on Thursdays one week prior to

publication. LIFE & ARTS

the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 17

Lincoln-Way AFJROTC motivates future cadets

Rochelle McAuliffe

Freelance Reporter

“Motivated, motivated!

Downright motivated!”

echoed throughout the parking

lot near the North Gym

at Lincoln-Way Central

as flight groups from the

JROTC drill camp spread

the motivation, and at times,

intimidation, to their competition.

The five-day AFJROTC

Summer Drill Camp, which

began Aug. 6 at Lincoln-

Way Central, was free for

any current or incoming

Lincoln-Way student who

was interested in learning

about the Air Force Junior

Reserve Officer Training

Corps program, a high

school citizenship program

that’s about citizenship and

leadership. Throughout the

course of the week, cadets

learned drill maneuvers and

leadership skills, and were

able to meet new people

while participating in team

building activities, such as

tug-of-war, capture-theflag,

water games, relay

races and various sports.

The JROTC program at

Lincoln-Way offers students

the opportunity for students

to enroll as a student cadet

for physical education credits

in lieu of a regular P.E.

class. During the school

year, cadets continue their

training while also learning

in the classroom about the

history of flight, the science

of flight and even space.

While the classroom portion

is for an elective credit, the

intense drill camp is akin to

a “leadership lab,” showing

the students what the program

is like.

Over the five days at

camp, cadets learn drill sequences

and other military

basics through the principle

of DLT – discipline, leadership

and teamwork.

“They learn discipline

through drill, by following

orders and taking commands,”

said Master Sgt.

Dan Schliffka, an aerospace

science instructor at Lincoln-Way

Central for the

last 16 years after serving

20 years in the Air Force.

“Leadership is when they

take charge of their flights.

We make complete strangers

work together, so the

teamwork component is

probably the biggest. It’s a

great concept because it carries

on into the classroom.

It carries on when they start


On Friday, Aug. 10, the

camp’s final day, the student

cadets from all three Lincoln-Way

schools showed

their energy and motivation

as each cadet participated

in a drill competition. Each

flight team was judged on

a drill sequence that was

learned, practiced and perfected

throughout the week

of camp. The sequences

consisted of 30 commands

that were awarded zero to

three points per command,

based on execution. The

judges consisted of members

of the Army Reserve,

as well as former Lincoln-

Way JROTC cadets who

returned to volunteer their


“We have people who

graduated more than six

years ago who came back

to this summer camp to

watch and to mentor current

cadets, just because

they develop such incredible

friendships here,” said

Lieutenant Colonel John

O’Connor, a former B1

Bomber navigator and the

senior aerospace instructor

at Lincoln-Way East.

For Karys Mackey, an

incoming freshman at Lincoln-Way

East and a firstyear

cadet, becoming a

Members of the E and F flight groups face off as they lead the “motivated” chant in an effort to intimidate the other Friday.

Aug. 10, during the Lincoln-Way AFJROTC summer drill camp. photos by rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media

flight commander at camp

was an opportunity to get

ahead of the competition in

the JROTC for a potential

future in the military.

“I feel a lot more prepared,

considering there’s

a lot of people who didn’t

participate in the camp but

want to be in JROTC. I now

know some of the sequence,

and I’ve met a lot of awesome

people,” Mackey said.

“[When commanding,] I

tried really hard to make it

as perfect as I could, and I

didn’t just stop and freeze

up like some others might

have done.”

“If you saw these guys

Monday when camp started,

you’d be thinking this is a

gag, they’re a mess. They

don’t have a clue. But in

these five days, they’ve

learned all about discipline,

leadership and teamwork.

It just really amazes me.

I love to see it,” Schliffka

stated. “They have no clue

what schools everyone is

from, all they know is that

they’re all from Lincoln-

Way, whether it be Central,

West or East. They have no

clue, but that doesn’t matter.

They’re all here for the

same purpose: to work together.”

RIGHT: Karys Mackey

(right), commands the D

flight group, with guidon

Peter Fasano (left).

18 | August 16, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot LIFE & ARTS

Ladies Night Out combines shopping, socializing at Georgios

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

The community came together

at Georgios Banquets

in Orland Park the evening

of Thursday, Aug. 9, as

22nd Century Media hosted

its inaugural Ladies Night


The free event — inspired

by the popularity of the

company’s annual Lady: A

Women’s Expo — recruited

more than 70 vendors to

share offerings and information

about everything

from health and fashion

to finance and law. KIND

Snacks and Honest Tea

served complimentary refreshments,

and attendees

also were invited to participate

in a series of 30-minute

workshops focusing on

cooking, fall fashion, family

advice and more.

The event kicked-off at

Lynn Larue, of New Lenox, and Joan Burns, of Romeoville, look at the clothes at Lularoe Jill Mejia Thursday, Aug. 9,

during 22nd Century Media’s Ladies Night Out event at Georgios Banquets. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

6 p.m., and more than 500

people had passed through

the doors within the hour.

“We honestly had no idea

that it would be this huge of

a response,” said Heather

Warthen, chief events officer

of 22nd Century Media.

“Thank you to those

who were patient with us.

We have a lot of our vendors

from the Lady expo

here, and a lot of new faces,

too, which is great. We really

couldn’t ask for a better


Eagle Sports Range, Lorenz

Appliance, Aesthetica

Day Spa, and Gwendolyn

J. Sterk and the Family

Law Group, P.C. were just

a few of the diverse offerings

featured at Ladies

Night Out. And Aesthetica

owner Meghna Patel educated

attendees with skin

care ingredient knowledge

at her booth and during her


“We specialize in inflammatory

skin conditions with

aging, pigmentation, acne

and rosacea at our day spa

on 187th [Street] and Wolf

[Road],” Patel said. “During

my workshop, I will be

talking about empowering

yourself with ingredient

knowledge. I’m going to

speak about the seven ingredients,

in this day and age,

that every individual should

be aware of, in terms of skin


Sterk — who also spoke

and hosted a booth — said

she wanted to empower attendees

during her time at

Ladies Night Out.

“We’re going to talk

about taking care of business

tonight — that’s going

to be my presentation — and

we’re going to discuss the

different phases in life that

we go through,” she said.

“Each phase of life has a

different legal consequence.

Whether it be family law,

estate planning, a business

relationship or you’re living

with someone — so you

need a cohabitation agreement

— twwhere’s so many

different stages when you

have to deal with those legal


Ladies Night Out attendees

also were invited to

paint their own wine glasses

at the Art a la Carte booth,

shop at the Three B’s Boutique

and find the perfect

hair care products at Brooke

Bauer Boutique, where stylist

Clayre Bandyk advised

women on which high-end

Kevin Murphy product

would work best with their


“There’s different lines

for every hair type out

there,” Bandyk said. “We

have one for fine hair, thinner

hair and one for those

who want more volume. We

also have one for repair and

a smoothing line for curly


Lockport residents Shirley

Duray and Linda Hnatow

joked that they came to

Ladies Night Out to get out

of the house and away from

their husbands.

“It was in the paper, and

I had a bunch of girlfriends

that wanted to come,” Hnatow


Duray added that she was

looking forward to stopping

by the Nothing Bundt Cakes

booth to pick up some sweet


“I serve them for company

now,” Duray said. “I

thought it was such a great


Attendees looking to support

good causes had several

ways to do so, including

by purchasing artwork

from The Painted Turtle,

picking-up jewelry from

Trades of Hope or becoming

a volunteer with the Crisis

Center for South Suburbia.

Volunteer and training

coordinator Deonne Senese

— joined by volunteer Pat

Johnson — spent the evening

spreading the word

about the Crisis Center’s

mission to help individuals

and families victimized by

domestic violence.

Senese said, “We’re

bringing awareness [of]

domestic violence issues to

the community, so we’re

hoping that people stop by

our table and take some of

our information and learn

more about domestic violence

and the services that

are available in the area for

victims and their families.”

Henna by Neelam, Massage

Envy, Orland Park

Crossing, Roots Reboot

and many more vendors

also helped to make Ladies

Night Out an evening to remember.

Based on the success of

the inaugural Ladies Night

Out, event organizers are

anticipating that a similar

expo will return in 2019. Up

next, 22nd Century Media is

scheduled to host its annual

Active Aging Expo on Saturday,

Oct. 6, at the Tinley

Park Convention Center. NEW LENOX

the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 19


WhyHaven’t Senior Homeowners

Been Told These Facts?

Keep readingifyou ownahomein

theU.S. andwerebornbefore1955.

It’s awell-known fact that for many senior citizens in the

U.S. their home is their single biggest asset, often accounting

for more than 50% of their total net worth.

Yet, according to new statistics from the mortgage

industry, senior homeowners in the U.S. are now sitting on

more than 6.1trilliondollars of unused home equity. 1 With

people now living longer than ever before and home prices

back upagain, ignoring this “hidden wealth” may prove to

be short sighted.

All things considered, it’s not surprising that more than

amillion homeowners have already used agovernmentinsured

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or “HECM”

loan to turn their home equity into extra cash for retirement.

However,today,there are still millions of eligible

homeowners who could benefit from this FHA-insured loan

but may simply not be aware ofthis “retirement secret.”

Some homeowners think HECM loans sound “too good

to be true.” After all, you get the cash you need out of your

home but you have nomore monthly mortgage payments.



It’s afact: no monthly mortgage payments are required

with agovernment-insured HECM loan; 2 however

the homeowners are still responsible for paying for the

maintenance of their home,property taxes, homeowner’s

insurance and, if required, their HOA fees.

Another fact many are not aware of is that HECM

reverse mortgages first took hold when President Reagan

signed the FHA Reverse Mortgage Bill into law 29

years ago in order to help senior citizens remain in their


Today,HECM loans are simply aneffective way for

homeowners 62 and older to get the extra cash they need

to enjoy retirement.

Although today’s HECM loans have been improved

to provide even greater financial protection for

homeowners, there are still many misconceptions.

For example,alot of people mistakenly believe the

home must be paid off in full in order to qualify for a

HECM loan, which is not the case. Infact, one key

advantage of aHECM is that the proceeds will first be

used to pay off any existing liens on the property,which

frees up cash flow,ahuge blessing for seniors living on

afixed income.Unfortunately, many senior homeowners

who might be better off with HECM loan don’t even

bother to get more information because of rumors they’ve


That’s a shame because HECM loans are helping

many senior homeowners live abetter life.

In fact, arecent survey byAmerican Advisors Group

(AAG), the nation’s number one HECM lender, found

that over 90% of their clients are satisfied with their loans.

While these special loans are not for everyone,they can

be areal lifesaver for senior homeowners.

The cash from a HECM loan can be used for any

purpose. Many people use the money to save oninterest

charges by paying off credit cards orother high-interest

loans. Other common uses include making home

FACT: In 1988, President

Reagan signed an FHA bill that

put HECM loans into law.

improvements, paying off medical bills or helping other

family members. Some people simply need the extra cash

for everyday expenses while others are now using it as a

“safety net”for financial emergencies.

If you’re ahomeowner age 62 or older, you owe itto

yourself to learn more sothat you can make an informed

decision. Homeowners who are interested in learning more

can request a free 2018 HECM loan Information Kit

and free Educational DVD bycalling American Advisors

Group toll-free at 1-(800) 791-2285.

At no cost orobligation, the professionals at AAG can

help you find out if you qualify and also answer common

questions such as:

1. What’s the government’s role?

2. How much money might Iget?

3. Who owns the home after I

take out aHECM loan?

Youmay be pleasantly surprised by what you discover

when you call AAG for more information today.


Source: 2 If you qualifyand your loan is approved, aHome Equity Conversion Mortgage(HECM) must

pay offany existing mortgage(s). With aHECM loan, no monthlymortgagepaymentisrequired.AHECM increases the principal mortgage loan amountand decreases home equity(it is anegative amortization loan).

AAG works with other lenders and nancial institutions that offer HECMs. To process your request for aloan, AAG may forward your contact information to such lenders for your consideration of HECM programs that

they offer.When the loan is due and payable, some or all of the equity in the property no longer belongs to borrowers, who may need to sell the home or otherwise repay the loan with interest from other proceeds.

AAG charges an origination fee, mortgage insurance premium, closing costs and servicing fees (added to the balance of the loan).The balance of the loan grows over time and AAG charges interest on the balance.

Interest is not tax-deductible until the loan is partially or fully repaid. Borrowers are responsible for paying property taxesand homeownersinsurance (which may be substantial). We do not establish an escrow account

for disbursements of these payments. Aset-aside account can be set up to pay taxes and insurance and may be required in some cases. Borrowers must occupy home as their primary residence and pay for ongoing

maintenance; otherwise the loan becomes due and payable. The loan also becomes due and payable when the last borrower, or eligible non-borrowing surviving spouse, dies, sells the home, permanently moves

out, defaults on taxes or insurance payments, or does not otherwise comply with the loan terms. American Advisors Group (AAG) is headquartered at 3800 W. ChapmanAve., 3rd &7th Floors, Orange CA, 92868.

(MB_0911141), (Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee; Illinois Commissioner of Banks can be reached at 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor,Chicago, Illinois 60601, (312) 814-4500). V2017.08.23_OR

These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or agovernment agency.

20 | August 16, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot LIFE & ARTS

New Lenox tuba player to perform at White Sox game

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

For the second year in a

row, Marian Catholic band

member Kyle Lavin, of New

Lenox, will perform with

others at Guaranteed Rate

Field on Saturday, Aug. 18,

during a Chicago White Sox


This incoming junior who

plays the tuba will march

around the field and play

the National Anthem. New

this year is that anyone can

march behind the band if

you purchase a ticket online


“I enjoy being part of Marian

Catholic, it’s a second

home to me,” Lavin said.

Last year, Lavin and the

band performed during Star

Wars Night. The Aug. 18

performance will be during

a game against the Kansas

City Royals. The first 20,000

fans will receive a Tim Anderson


“My favorite experience in

the band was waiting in the

tunnels and then we got to go

on the field for Grand Nationals

in Lucas Oil Stadium,” he

said. “I’ve been in the band

program since I was a freshman.

The work ethic you

have to perform in the band is

going to help me in the future

when I get a job.”

Following a pre-game

tailgate, Marian Catholic’s

marching band, a seven-time

Bands of America Grand

National Champion and

38-consecutive Class 3A

State Champion, will march

into the White Sox’s stadium

with a parade of Marian

Catholic supporters marching

behind them. Any fan

that purchases a ticket from

Marian Catholic will be able

to march in the warning track

parade around the field. The

marching band will then get

the evening started by playing

the Star-Spangled Banner

from center field.

“I can’t wait to walk

around the field at Sox park,”

Lavin said. “Last year, I saw

my family waving to me

from the stands while I was


As a gesture of community

support, a portion of each

ticket sold will be donated

back to Marian Catholic for

scholarships and financial


An added bonus, the first

1,500 fans to purchase tickets

from Marian Catholic

will receive a Marian Catholic

branded White Sox hat.

Win or lose, the night will

conclude with fireworks after

the game.

Kyle Lavin, an incoming junior, from New Lenox, rehearses the National Anthem at Marian

Catholic, where he goes to school. Lavin will join the band on Guaranteed Rate Field on

Saturday, Aug. 18. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media














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the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 21

The Dish

Fratello’s expands with third suburban location

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 pizza with high temperature.

Dine-in only customers

have the opportunity

to sample Fratello’s Frozen

Sangria Swirl, a frozen red

Dining room decor at Fratello’s in Tinley Park features

personal photos of the Caso and Martino families.

and white wine mix for

$4.99. Non-alcoholic speciality

beverages include

fruit smoothies, cappuccino

and espresso.

The cooks pride themselves

on never-frozen,


7101 West 183rd St. in

Tinley Park


• 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-


• 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-


• 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Web: www.

Phone: (708) 864-2777

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 compliment an Italian

chop salad, Chicagostyle

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


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


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

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

Popular side dishes with sandwiches or entrées include homemade pasta salad, also sold

by the pound.

22 | August 16, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot PUZZLES

crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Grps.

5. Q-tip

9. Farmyard sounds

13. Get together

14. Dismissive gesture

16. “Anything ___?”

17. 2004 Anne Hathaway

title role

18. Reunion attendee

19. 1986 Nobelist Wiesel

20. Surf’s sound

21. Illegal shares of profits

23. Kind of artist

26. Immigrant’s course,


27. Over, old way

29. Pother

30. Not marked with the day

33. Chase scene maneuver,


34. Fortifies

35. Homer Glen spa, Jean


37. King of a Handel oratorio

39. 6-foot-4 pres.

40. Remove from office

41. Breathing problem

42. Picks up

44. ‘’ _____ mouse?’’

45. Babe

47. C.V.

50. Back muscle, in gym


51. Rocky peak

52. Manually

54. Japanese restaurant in

Homer Glen

58. “Splendor in the Grass”


59. Book of Mormon’s longest


60. Capital of Tibet

62. Tropical Asian plant

63. Next in line?

64. Displaced turf

65. Have ___ (be connected)

66. Circumference parts

67. Lap dog, for short

68. Tiny bits


1. Mario Puzo best


2. Replenish

3. Cold dessert

4. Turn on

5. Fig. in identity theft

6. Move with a humming


7. Length x width, for a


8. Car chair

9. Protest

10. Babies crawl on


11. Opinion opener

12. Glimpse

15. High-flying birds

22. Inherited wealth

24. Survives

25. An hour after noon

28. Bread or whiskey

31. Car sales company

32. “Tiny Alice” playwright

34. Go after

36. Vienna’s land:


37. One sitting carelessly

38. Body structure


41. Media company operated

by Time Warner

43. Adam’s gift to Eve

46. Shoulda, coulda,


47. Fruit with slippery


48. Actress Bergman

49. Greek theaters

53. Deride

55. Armed conflicts

56. Keep

57. Avoided serious


59. “That’s what I


61. Spaghetti slurped


Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-


■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe


JW Hollstein’s Saloon

(17358 S. Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 429-


■9 ■ p.m. Mondays: Karaoke

■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia

■8:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Open Mic

■8, ■ 9 p.m. Wednesday:


■10 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Live


■11 ■ a.m. Fridays: Free

pizza with drink purchases

■10 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live entertainment

Side Street American


(18401 N. Creek Drive,

Tinley Park; (708) 928-


■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Bingo

■7 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bags


■9 ■ p.m. Fridays: Flashback


Tribes Beer Company

(9501 W. 171st St., Tinley

Park (708) 966-2051)

■Noon-2 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Sunday Bloody Funday

■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Open

Bluegrass Jam Session

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia


Port Noir

(900 S. State St.,

Lockport; (815) 834-


■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

The Outpost Pub & Grill

(14929 Archer Ave.,

Lockport; (815) 836-


■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and

Thursdays: Live DJ and


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the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 23

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


“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


“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


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


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.

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


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Job training provided.

Job includes product

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Saturday work. Benefits

include vacation, health

insurance and 401K contributions.

Email resume to or

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Responsibilities Include:

Create web/print advertising material, visual web design using

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design projects, Communicate with inside & outside sales reps,

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9423 W. Lincoln Highway

Frankfort, IL 60423

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transportation. Will train.

Call 708.373.4135.

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New Car Dealerships


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with more than 35 years of

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We also have openings for

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flexible hours. Benefits

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Call Bill at 815-485-4050

or email resume to

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18335 Lagrange Road,

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Restaurant Supervisor,

various housekeeping

positions, server/bartender

and guest service agents.

Must apply in person.

Part-time Telephone Work

calling from home for

AMVETS. Ideal for

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Must be reliable and have

morning &evening hours

available for calling.

If interested,

Call 708 429 6477

M-F, 10am - 1pm Only!

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Sat 8/18 9-3pm American Girl,

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Homer Glen. 14641 S. West

Abbott Rd. 8/17 &8/18 8-2.

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tv, clothes, shoes, & more!

Lockport. 15407 W Chesnut

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Mokena-Marley Lane

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Aug 17th & 18th, 9a-3p

2 Blks N of 191 St/104 Av

18901-18948 Marley Ln


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1074 Auto for


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1097 Vacation


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condo for sale: $61,500

Enjoy boating, fishing, golfing,

swimming, and ATV

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condo that’s newly furnished

&near everything isready for

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Where: 2270 Cattleman Drive in New Lenox,

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July 5

• 148 Elm St., New Lenox,

60451-1466 - James T.

Iser to Nicole M. Fazio,

Natale L. Fazio $180,000

• 1635 Kathleen Road,

New Lenox, 60451 -

Chicago Title Land Trust

Co. to James Svoboda

Jr., Shelia M. Svoboda


• 1918 Heatherway Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-2437

- Andrea A. Bodnar to

Kirsten Boren, $161,000

• 634 Lilas Court, New

Lenox, 60451-3453 - Kurt

Heinlen to Todd Strein,

Kathryn Strein $355,000

July 3

• 1810 Lewis Lane, New

Lenox, 60451-9609 -

Steven Maynard to Adam

G. Krause, Rose A. Krause


• 2315 Palmer Ranch

Drive, New Lenox, 60451-

3139 - Scott McFadden

to Frank Grude, Stacee J.

Grude $358,000

• 757 Teal Drive, New

Lenox, 60451-8529

- Eagle Ridge Corp. to

Jason E. Sinovich, Sarah

Sinovich $376,500

• 887 Winter Park Drive,

New Lenox, 60451-3106 -

Richard A. Riley Trustee to

Kathryn Nagel, $180,000

July 2

• 887 Winter Park Drive,

New Lenox, 60451-3106 -

Richard A. Riley Trustee to

Kathryn Nagel, $180,000

• 185 Bent Tree Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-3583

- Fred C. Resner Trustee

to Michelle L. Connolly,


• 314 S. Prairie Road,

New Lenox, 60451-1823

- Jason A. Hermanson to

Scott E. Frigo, $254,000

• 714 Sojourn Road,

New Lenox, 60451-9592

- Bonnie S. Harms to

Vincent Perillo Jr., Melissa

Perillo $145,000

• 820 S. Cedar Road,

New Lenox, 60451-2205

- Robert James Peplowski

to Adam B. Calhoun,


June 28

• 1106 Green Glen Court,

New Lenox, 60451-2583

- Daniel J. Oconnor to

Charles B. Pearson, Nancy

A. Pearson $75,000

• 2182 Knightsbridge

Lane, New Lenox, 60451-

3053 - Glenn W. Devries

to Timothy Turkowski,

Mary Eileen Turkowski


• 674 Goldfinch Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-

8589 - Frank C. Grude

to Elizabeth R. Kaufman,


• 838 Western Ave., New

Lenox, 60451-3397 -

Andrew Thomas Pavlik to

Michael P. Ciukaj, Carrie

A. Ciukaj $398,000

July 27

• 113 Roy St., New Lenox,

60451-1850 - Ericka

Weckler to Jason Terrell,


• 145 W. Francis Road,

New Lenox, 60451-1125 -

Gary L. Borman to Joshua

Patton, $235,000

• 2021 Sanford Ave.,

New Lenox, 60451-2529

- Connie J. Kolodziej

to Denise E. Lozynski,


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2703 Legal


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DOCUMENT NO. R96-002964, AS






Commonly known as: 746 Brockwood

Road, NEW LENOX, IL 60451

Description of Improvements:


P.I.N.: 15-08-23-311-025-1002

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


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.





2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County










) SS.















Defendant. No. 18 CH 0821


Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 9th day of July, 2018,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

30th day of August, 2018 ,commencing

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:












Commonly known as: 922 S. CE-


Description of Improvements:


P.I.N.: 15-08-22-304-004-0000

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


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.





10729 W. 159th St.

Orland Park, Illinois 60467

P: 708-460-7711

F: 708-460-3426

Plaintiff's Attorney


Sheriff of Will County

Notice of Self Storage Sale

Please take notice Red Dot Storage

14- New Lenox located at 10 Ford

Dr., New Lenox, IL 60451 intends

to hold anauction of the goods

stored in the following unit indefault

for non-payment ofrent. The

sale will occur asan online auction

via on

09/04/18 at 10:00AM. Unless

stated otherwise the description of

contents are household goods and

furnishings. Debra Ghalam-Jones

Unit #059. All property is being

stored atthe above self-storage facility.

This sale may be withdrawn

at any time without notice. Certain

terms and conditions apply. See

manager for details.




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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Juney Bai

Juney Bai is an incoming freshman on the

Knights boys golf team

How’d you get started in golf?

When I was 2 years old I had those plastic

clubs, and I was hitting those in the house

and my dad realized I was hitting them really

well and solid. So, one day he took me to

the range, and I was hitting them really pure,

and I picked it up because I loved seeing the

ball fly.

What’s your favorite memory of

playing golf?

My favorite memory is probably back

when I was 8 years old. I went to Pinehurst

for the [US Kids] World Championships.

My whole family went and it was a great

experience because we stayed there for a

week. We hit the pool, hit the arcade, kind

of toured basically all of North Carolina.

What’s your spirit animal?

It would probably have to be a sloth because

I love to sleep.

What’s more impressive: a hole-inone

or a 50-foot putt?

I think it’s more impressive to see a holein-one

because it’s farther distance, and I’ve

never really seen one, nor have I gotten one,

so I think that’s more impressive.

What would be the first thing you’d

buy if you won the lottery?

I’d probably donate half to get rid of

homelessness and the other half to buy a

mansion… down in Florida because it’s really

nice and you can play a lot of golf all

year round.

What would you say is the better

part of your game: short game or

long game?

The better part of my game would probably

because my coach, Kevin Weeks, his

philosophy is that you can’t hit every drive

in the fairway, nor can you hit every green,

so he expects you to get up and down from


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Who be in your dream four-some?

Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jordan

Spieth because they’re among the greatest

players in the world and I’d like to see how

they manage the course.

Do have any superstitions or rituals

on the course?

One of my rituals is I actually start with a

driver on the range before a tournament because

it actually loosens up my body. And

if I start with the wedge, it actually tightens

up — my body tightens up. People think it’s

really weird, but it works for me.

What are you looking forward to

most about high school as an incoming


Golf, No. 1. Meeting new people and just

a different experience to be in high school. I

am really looking forward to working with

Coach Pohlmann.

What’s a lesson you’ve learned

playing golf that you’ve applied to

your life?

To never give up because on the golf

course if you give up after a bad shot or a

bad round then you can’t really succeed. And

the same in life: you give up in life then you

can’t do anything successfully.

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Girls Volleyball

West expects to bounce back after injury-riddled year

James Sanchez, Editor

With the success of the

Warriors’ boys volleyball

team last spring, the girls’

side wants to carry over that

momentum into the new

school year.

“It’s always inspiring when

you have a team in your same

exact sport that was exciting,”

said girls coach Matt

Lawrence, who is also an

assistant coach for the boys’

varsity program. “For the

guys to do what they did and

get the community excited

about volleyball, the girls are

eager to get started.”

Lincoln-Way West is looking

to put an injury-riddled

year behind them and look

towards a bounce-back season

with many starters returning.

One of those returners is

junior outside hitter Kirsten

Leitshuh, who missed half

the year with an injury. The

games when she was on the

court, the Warriors had quality

wins against Lincoln-Way

East, Lockport and Downers

Grove South. She’ll be back

along with senior Caroline

Last year’s leader in kills Brianna Knezz (left) will return for her senior season. The

Warriors only lost two starters from last year’s squad. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Ahern, who was a projected

starter but missed the entire

year with a knee injury.

She’ll slide in at right side

this season.

“We had a really good two

weeks of camp in July,” Lawrence

said. “It was very competitive,

just good energy in

the gym. It was good to have

Caroline back and healthy;

good to have Kirsten there,

too. The level of play was


Outside hitter Brianna

Knezz is another returner,

who helped carry the load

last year due to the injuries.

She finished with the most

kills on the team with 210

and finished with 228 digs

and 49 aces.

She’ll be without the guidance

of her older sister, Noelle,

who had a stellar varsity

career before graduating last

spring. Noelle changed the

team’s dynamic with her

ability to play multiple roles.

She was a strong swinger at

right side with 177 kills in

2017, played setter finishing

with 339 assists and also

played in the back row to receive


Without Noelle’s versatility,

the Warriors will move

to a traditional 5-1 formation

this year where there is

one full-time setter. As much

as that has to do with Noelle

leaving, the growth of junior

Hannah Rubin also factored

into the decision.

“She puts up a lot of hittable

balls, and she’s a competitor,”

Lawrence said of Rubin.

“She set on varsity for three

rotations as a sophomore.

She’s a good passer who hustles

all over the place. This

will give us opportunities to

win long rallies.”

Another change will be at

libero, which was graduate

Marin Pastoor’s spot. Lawrence

sees Katie Little filling

into that role. It’s a new position

for her having played

outside hitter on the sophomore

team and middle in her

stint on varsity, however, she

displayed her versatility at

the summer camp.

“I think this year she really

stepped up, and what

she showed at camp was that

she really improved her serve

receive, her defense, and her

overall communication and

approach to playing volleyball,”

Lawrence said.

While libero will have its

third new face the last three

years (Cassie Ruettiger in

2016), the middle will stay

the same. Three-year varsity

member Sophia Wilkes will

remain in that role. Lawrence

also added sophomore Sage

Dunne making strides in the

offseason. She earned key

playing time as a freshman at

outside hitter and at right side.

Despite the injuries, the

Warriors still finished above

.500 with a 19-16 record, but

lost in the opening round of

the playoffs against Shepard.

With nearly the same team

back, a duplicate of last year’s

result would be a disappointment.

Lawrence did not have

a year-end goal for the team,

but just to improve every day

and keep Manhattan and New

Lenox excited about watching

good volleyball.

“What I mentioned to the

girls is the fall sports tend to

be the most fun because everyone’s

excited to be there,”

he said. “It’s the start of the

year. So lets build on that.”

West is to open the season

at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at

Oak Forest. The team’s first

tournament is the Plainfield

North Invitational on Aug.


This Week In...

Warriors Varsity


Girls Volleyball

■Aug. ■ 21 - at Oak Forest, 6


Boys Golf

■Aug. ■ 22 - at Lincoln-Way

East, 4 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 23 - hosts Bolingbrook,

4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf

■Aug. ■ 18 - at Joliet Township

Invitational, 8 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 20 - at Andrew 4:30


■Aug. ■ 21 - hosts Oak Forest,

4 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 22 - hosts Lincoln-

Way Central, Homewood-

Flossmoor, 4 p.m.

Boys Soccer

■Aug. ■ 21 - at Windy City

Classic, TBA

■Aug. ■ 23 - at Windy City

Classic, TBA

Girls Tennis

■Aug. ■ 16 - hosts Tinley Park,

4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 23 - hosts Crete-

Monee/Plainfield South, 4


Boys Cross Country

■Aug. ■ 21 - at SWSC

Preseason Meet, 5 p.m.

Girls Cross Country

■Aug. ■ 21 - at SWSC

Preseason Meet, 5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

■Aug. ■ 23 - at Stagg, 5 p.m.

Knights varsity


Boys golf

■Aug. ■ 21 - at Bolingbrook, 4


Girls golf

■Aug. ■ 18 - at Joliet Central

Golf Invitational, 7 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 18 - at Midlothian

Challenge, 2:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 20 - at Andrew

Invitational, 4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 21 - host Sandburg,

4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 22 - host Lincoln-Way


4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 23 - host Bradley-


4:30 p.m.

Girls tennis

■Aug. ■ 20 - host Plainfield

North, 4:30 p.m.

Boys cross country

■Aug. ■ 21 - at SWSC

Preseason Meet, 6 p.m.

Girls cross country

■Aug. ■ 21 - at SWSC

Preseason Meet, 5 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Aug. ■ 21 - host T.F. South,

5:30 p.m.

Girls swimming

■Aug. ■ 23 - host Joliet West,

5 p.m.

Celtics Varsity


Girls Volleyball

■Aug. ■ 20 - hosts St.

Laurence, 6 p.m.

Boys Golf

■Aug. ■ 17 - at Lemont

Invitational, 2:45 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 18 - at Mount Carmel

Invitational, 7:30 a.m.

Girls Golf

■Aug. ■ 16 - at Fenwick/Loyola,

1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 18 - hosts Midlothian

Challenge, 2:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 20 - at Andrew Carrie

Cox Scramble, 4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 23 - hosts Lockport,

4 p.m.

Boys Soccer

■Aug. ■ 21 - at Windy City

Classic, TBA

■Aug. ■ 23 - at Windy City

Classic, TBA

Girls Tennis

■Aug. ■ 18 - at Marian

Catholic/ Carmel Catholic/

Marian Central, 9 a.m.

■Aug. ■ 23 - at JCA, 4 p.m.

Boys Cross Country

■Aug. ■ 22 - hosts Celtic

Conditioner, 5 p.m.

Girls Cross Country

■Aug. ■ 22 - hosts Celtic

Conditioner, 4:30 p.m.

This Week In is compiled by

Editor James Sanchez, james@ SPORTS

the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 37

Going Places

Price joins former teammates at Winona State

Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter

Jake Price is excited to see some

familiar faces when he begins his

freshman season at Winona State

later this month.

Price, a defensive back who

graduated from Lincoln-Way West

in May, will join two other West

graduates on the roster for Winona

State, which is also nicknamed the


Fellow defensive back Cam

Gavin is headed into his junior season

while linebacker Trey Telez will

be a redshirt freshman.

“Playing with those guys is going

to be a huge help,” Price said.

“Cam’s already a big leader on the

team up there and Trey is ready to

do big things this year. They both

know the whole gang up there and

I know they both really want to win,

so I’m excited to go up there and

win some games with them.”

Winona State, a NCAA Division

II program in Winona, Minnesota,

has developed quite a connection

with Lincoln-Way West. West defensive

coordinator Luke Lokanc is

a Winona State alum.

“It’s one of the rare places in college

football where the core coaching

staff stays in place,” West coach

Dave Ernst said. “We usually tell

our guys to pick the school, not

the coach, because the coach might

leave, but this is a place where the

coaching staff is going to stay there.

That really attracted all three of

those guys.”

Winona State head coach Tom

Sawyer is set to begin his 23th season

coaching his alma mater, while

co-defensive coordinator/defensive

backs coach Brian Curtin is in his

20th year on the staff.

Price said his comfort level with

the coaching staff was a big draw.

“My recruiting process was a

long one,” he said. “I waited until

the second Signing Day in February.

I really enjoyed the whole process,

though. I went on visits and

got to see how coaching staffs run

their programs.

“At Winona State, it felt like they

ran things a lot like at Lincoln-Way

West. It just felt like the right fit.”

Price capped a terrific career at

West last fall, earning All-State honors.

He recorded 82 tackles, 18 for a

loss, had four sacks, and scored two

touchdowns on kick returns.

“My senior year, we all came together

as one team,” he said. “My

teammates always kept my spirits

up. My coaches and teammates

were great resources for me, always.

They helped me get to college

football, because they were always

there with great tips and advice.”

Price has dreamed of playing college

sports since he was a youth

player with the New Lenox Mustangs.

He drew inspiration from his

older brother, Tyler, a 2012 Lincoln-

Way Central graduate who wrestled

at Elmhurst College.

“I’d watch my brother on the

football field, scoring touchdowns,

and I wanted to do the same thing,”

Price said. “Then seeing him go on

to college wrestling really motivated

me. He got injured and his career

got cut short, but I saw how hard he

always worked to get that far.”

Price said his experience playing

in big games for West helped prepare

him for college football. It all

started in 2015, when he contributed

heavily to the Warriors’ state

runner-up finish in Class 5A.

He recorded a team-high eight

tackles in the Warriors’ loss to Nazareth

in the state championship game.

“I’ll remember that 2015 team the

most,” Price said. “We just played

so sound as a team. I was a sophomore

and I learned a lot from the

seniors. They helped me so much.

“Getting to play against that

Nazareth team, competing against

(wide receiver) Justin Weller, who’s

at Penn State, and (defensive back)

Julian Love, who’s at Notre Dame,

really helped me grow as a football


Price heads to Winona State with

the ability to contribute in a number

of ways, whether on defense or on

special teams.

Ernst, for one, is confident Price’s

role will grow as soon as he gets a

chance to show what he can do.

When envisioning a future scenario

for Price, Ernst referenced

Lincoln-Way West alum Jake Price was a standout defensive back and kick returner for the Warriors and

capped off his senior season earning All-State. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

Price, who was one of the team’s captains, was part of the 2015 Warriors team that made it to the state

championship game.

Wally Pipp, the former New York

Yankee who famously lost his starting

position to future Hall of Famer

Lou Gehrig after Gehrig filled in for

him one game.

“Jake is going to get up there and

he’ll probably be on special teams

right away as a freshman,” Ernst

said. “Then something will happen

where someone gets hurt or something

and that guy will get Wally

Pipp-ed and never get their job

back. Once Jake gets on the field,

he’s not going to come off.”

Price is ready to accept whatever

role he gets but hopes to contribute


“The coaches told me they expect

me to play as a freshman,” he said.

“They said Cam Gavin came in and

played as a freshman and that I’m

a Lincoln-Way West, so they expect

me to do the same. I just want to go

put the work in, help us make the

playoffs and go after a national title.

“You have no clue how excited I


38 | August 16, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot SPORTS

NBA champion, All-Star signals final camp at LWC

Around 300 student

athletes attend

Dwyane Wade’s

basketball camp

Tom O’Connor

Freelance Reporter

The August sun permeated

through each window,

enough to radiate the

Lincoln-Way Central fieldhouse.

The cooling fans, strategically

placed along the track,

energized the day’s entertainment,

emitting a sound

that best resembled a jubilant

cheering section.

Dwyane Wade, microphone

in hand, surveyed the

flock of campers sitting before


The moment had arrived

for one last activity, and

Wade decided to close out

the two-day Celebrity Sports

Academy Camp on Aug. 5

with none other than a dance.

“If you don’t know how

to dance, don’t raise your

hand,” Wade told the campers.

The south suburban native,

12-time NBA All-Star solidified

his selections, courting

a super team of dance gurus,

intent on brandishing their

steps and strides.

Suddenly, the song “In

My Feelings”, by singer and

songwriter Drake, circulated

the air waves of the fieldhouse.

One dancer powered up

his momentum, twirled

around, before rounding it

off with a handstand.

It was the climax to a

weekend compact with

cheerleading routines, skill

sessions and basketball tournaments-divided

along the

boundaries of age.

Jimmy Butler, one of the

most incandescent stars in

the NBA galaxy, returned to

Dwyane Wade takes a jump shot.

the Celebrity sports camp for

the second consecutive year.

“Each year we are trying

to get better, trying to get as

organized as possible, have

cool prizes, cool games with

the campers and parents to

interact with,” said Tanner

Mitchell, basketball commissioner

at the Celebrity

Sports Camp.

Going on its 15th year, the

camp, titled “Farewell Chicago,”

established, or at the

very least signaled, the epilogue

to its presence in the

south suburbs.

Yet, amid speculation of

not returning to New Lenox,

Wade confessed that he has

intentions of bringing back

the camp for yet another year,

but with one stipulation.

“I said, mayor, could we

get some [air conditioning] in

this camp?” Wade said, with a


Mayor Tim Balderman has

maintained an ongoing friendship,

lasting well more than a

decade, with the three-time

NBA champion

“We always want to provide

special opportunities

for our residents whenever

we can,” Baldermann said

in a statement prepared via

email. “We look forward to

our continued partnership

with the camp.”

Participants in Dwyane Wade’s summer basketball camp take part in a drill Aug. 5 at

Lincoln-Way Central. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

Nick Murukas (left) dribbles baseline with Nickolos Hall defending.

Athletic functions encourage

well-being and sportsmanship,

which are all important

aspects in the maturation

process, Baldermann added.

Wade’s desire to form a

basketball camp had been

kindled when he attended

one as a child.

From there, Wade made

himself a promise.

Wade told himself that if

he ever reached the NBA

and had an opportunity to

do this for other children, he

wanted to bring such a proposal

to fruition.

Overseeing camp activities,

Wade applied his 20-20

court vision, defensive instincts

and leaning jump shot

throughout the weekend.

Coaches from Breakaway

Basketball, along with instructors

at Dreamz Elite

All-Star Competitive Cheerleading,

fine tune the proficiency

of neophyte athletes

in their respective sports.

In concert with its emphasis

on technique, the annual

sports academy has set out

to capture the invaluable lessons

specific to youth athletics,

which, when transplanted,

could be applied to other

routine activities.

The camp does not sideline

the value of character

defining attributes, those being

ones that empower kids

to control their behaviors

and emotions.

“It’s not just about being

a great athlete, it’s about being

a great student athlete,”

said Jessica Dereschuk, director

of the celebrity sports

camp. “We encourage them

to be great with their grades,

to be good citizens, we have

a sportsmanship award each

year, so we want them making

friends and treating each

other with respect.”

Younger athletes participate

in a “courtology”

course, where speakers

endorse the relevance of

sportsmanship, positivity, as

well as the study habits most

conducive to favorable outcomes

in the classroom.

Although camp attendance

rates have varied, about 300

kids registered this summer.

The veteran camper receives,

for segments of the

weekend, a guided tour from

notable names, who point out

the realities of playing collegiate

or professional sports.

Tim Martin, an athletic

trainer who has taught NBA

players, offered his own testimony

to the 15 to 18-yearold


A celebrity guest has been

invited to join Wade at camp

every summer, with WNBA

all-star point guard Cappie

Pondexter and Charles Tillman,

former NFL cornerback,

helping out in 2016.

The Celebrity Sports

camp, which Wade has also

hosted in Miami, will expand

to China next summer.

Upholding a motto of “It’s

bigger than basketball,” the

clinic has illuminated a spotlight,

however, on its sincere


“That to us means that this

is not just a sports camp, but

it’s a life skills camp,” Dereschuk

said. SPORTS

the New Lenox Patriot | August 16, 2018 | 39


Cross Country

Knights boys, girls look to build off last season’s success


Adam Jomant/

22nd Century Media

Warriors at Winona


1. Jake Price (above)

Price is the newest

West grad to join

the DII program. He

earned All-State his

senior year after

registering 82 tackles

(18 for a loss), four

sacks, and scored

two touchdowns on

kick returns.

2. Cam Gavin

Price will join Cam

Gavin (Class of 2016)

who was a big piece

in West’s runner-up

finish in 2015. He

also started on the

basketball team that

finished second at

state in 2016. Gavin

had one interception

and two forced

fumbles for Winona

last season.

3. Trey Telez

West’s all-time sack

leader, Telez (Class

of 2017) made a big

impression at Winona

finishing with 23 tackles

(four for loss), two

sacks and one interception

in 2017.


Freelance Reporter


“You have no clue how excited I am.”

Last year marked the first

time that Lincoln-Way Central

sent both its boys and

girls cross country teams to

state in the same season since


With key members back on

both teams, the Knights have

a great opportunity to do that

again this fall.

“Yes, hopefully we will

both qualify for state again,”

Central girls coach Jack

Young said.

While both teams have

talented runners returning,

it’s the Knight girls that are

looking to have an outstanding

season and move up in the

ranks at state. They return five

of their seven runners from

last season’s Class 3A state


“We want to stay healthy

and get better” Young said.

“Our 20th place finish was

our best [since placing 18th

in 2007] and I feel like we

didn’t run our best race.”

The Top Three runners

form last season return.

They are sophomore Merrigan

Allen, senior Mackenzie

Brownrigg and junior Rachel


“As a freshman we saw

right away that Merrigan

had the talent,” Young said

of Allen. “She never beat

out Mackenzie [Brownrigg]

until state. Both Merrigan

and Mackenzie are looking

to become All-State runners

[Top 25]. They both made

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it to state in track and field

too [Allen in the 3,200-meter

run and Brownrigg in the

1,600-meter run]. So they

have the talent to get to that


Junior Lexy Sams and

sophomore Colleen Erdman

also return from the

state team. Junior Grace

McLaughlin, who also plays

soccer, has come back from

an injury and will be looked

at to contribute too.

“We had a couple of summer

camps and then four or

five girls went up to a team

camp in La Crosse, Wisconsin,”

Young said. “They did a

lot of team building stuff, so

that was great.”

Young enters his third

season as girls cross country

coach at Central. He was also

in the same role at Lincoln-

Way North for four years before

the school closed following

the 2015-16 school year.

Veteran coaches Tom Gavin

and Ryan Stapinski will be

his assistants.

“We’ve won the [South-

West Suburban Red] conference

title the past [four]

straight years and the regional

the past two years,” Young

said. “Every day we have to

do the little things right in

preparation for each race.

We’d like to break into the

Top 15 at state this season.”

Not to be overlooked, the

Central boys cross country

team has won four of the past

five SWSC Red titles.

“We are looking to once

again capture the SWSC title

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in the Red division on both

levels,” Central boys coach

John Taylor said. “Last year

we won the conference championship

for the second year

in a row and qualified to the

IHSA State Meet as a team.”

The Top Two runners return

for the Knights, which

placed 24th in the state in

Class 3A last year. They are

junior Jared Kreis and senior

Andrew Englert. Both also

qualified for state this spring

in track and field: Kreis in the

3,200-meter run and Englert

in the 1,600-meter run.

“Our top runners include

Junior Jared Kreis, along with

senior and Captain Andrew

Englert and senior Jackson

Burriss,” Taylor said. “Jared

was our most valuable athlete

from last season. Jared and

Andrew both qualified to the

State Meet in track as well.

“Also in the Top Five are


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home against T.F. South.

junior Erik Johnson and

sophomore Jay Parker, who

was our top freshman from

last year.”

Taylor is a veteran coach

in the sport. Last season was

the eighth tame he’s taken the

Knights to state since 2003.

He said he hopes this year

brings the ninth trip.

“We put in a lot of summer

miles to prepare for the rigorous

season,” Taylor said. “We

are looking forward to seeing

what our one-two punch can

do against the top runners in

the state throughout the season.

We will be working on

running in our packs to improve

our team results and

our 1-5 split.”

Both the boys and girls

teams will open up next

week, on Tuesday, Aug. 21,

at the SWSC Preseason Meet.

That will be held at Lockport

East, with the girls race going


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off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys

at 6 p.m. The two teams will

be together at the end of the

week, as well, as they head to

the Normal West Invitational.

That will be held at 9 a.m. on

Aug. 25 at Maxwell Park in


The following Saturday,

Sept. 1, the Knights go their

separate ways. The girls travel

for a 9 a.m. start at the T.F.

South Invitational, which will

be held at North Creek Meadow

Forest Preserve in Lansing.

There Young expects

his group to compete against

fellow state qualifying team,

Oswego East, which Central

edged by a single point at

state last season.

That same day the Central

boys hope for a good

showing at the Lyons Township

Invitational, which is

slated for 9:30 a.m. at the Lyons

Township South Campus.

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor James Sanchez,

new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | | August 16, 2018

Running wild

Knights boys and girls

cross country aim for

back-to-back team

appearances at state,

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Price is right

All-State defensive back

to work with former

teammates again at the

college level, Page 37

NBA champion, All-Star hosts possible final basketball camp at Lincoln-Way Central, Page 38

Dwyane Wade talks to camp participants and parents during the Celebrity Sports Academy basketball camp Aug. 5 at Lincoln-Way Central.

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