2 | September 6, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot calendar newlenoxpatriot.com In this week’s Patriot Sound Off.....................13 Obits.............................16 Faith Briefs....................16 Get out of Town!...........21 Puzzles..........................22 Home of the Week.........26 Sports...................... 35-40 The New Lenox Patriot ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor James Sanchez, x48 email@example.com Sales director Lora Healy, x31 firstname.lastname@example.org real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 email@example.com business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 email@example.com PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, 847.272.4565, x16 firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 email@example.com president Andrew Nicks firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 email@example.com 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 www.NewLenoxPatriot.com Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org The New Lenox Patriot (USPS #025404) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451. Periodical postage paid at New Lenox, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The New Lenox Patriot, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com Amanda Stoll email@example.com THURSDAY Ribbon Cutting 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7, New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Refresh your driving skills with this 2-day course offered through AARP. Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies as well as new traffic laws and rules of the road. Upon completion participants could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance. The course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Fees are payable to AARP by check on the first class session. The class is especially oriented toward the senior driver (55+), but anyone may attend. To register, visit www.newlenoxli brary.org or call (815) 609- 1255. Ribbon Cutting 6 p.m. Sept. 6, Mathnasium, 521 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Join the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce to welcome Mathnasium to New Lenox with a grand opening and ribbon cutting. Learn more about Mathnasium at www. mathnasium.com/newlenox. SATURDAY Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8, New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. All proceeds from the event will benefit the New Lenox Public Library. For more information, email friends@newlenoxlibrary. org. Schmuhl School Open House 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8, Schmuhl School, Hickory Creek Preserve, 20733 S. Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox. Experience what school was like in a oneroom school in the 1930s. Fun for all ages. At New Lenox Area Historical Society, history is fun. For more information, contact the office at (815) 485-5576. MONDAY CERT Training Deadline to register is Sept. 10. Class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Join the Village of New Lenox for a free Community Emergency Response Team 20-Hour Basic Course. The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Class size is limited. The Final Exercise and Graduation will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. For more information and the program application, visit www.newlenox.net/pView. aspx?id=40141&catid=528. Those interested in registering may contact Daniel Martin at (815) 462-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday Ladies Night Out 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Laraway Ridge Plaza, W. Laraway Road. Grab a friend, visit the 10 participating businesses, get your card checked and be entered for a grand prize of a Southwest Airlines gift card. Admission and parking are free, and there will be lots of giveaways. UPCOMING Falls Prevention Class 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 13, New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Join the New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition for a free Matter of Balance class, which is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants will learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. This class will meet on Thursdays and run through Nov. 1. For more information and registration, call (815) 462- 6493 or email dmartin@ newlenox.net. Falls Prevention Class 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 17, New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Join the New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition for a free Matter of Balance class, which is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants will learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. This class will meet on Mondays and run through Nov. 5. For more information and registration, call (815) 462-6493 or email email@example.com. Dog Training Classes Various times, Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18, Francis Field Youth Foundation Building, 801 E. Francis Road, New Lenox. Monday evening classes will include Puppy Class at 5:30 p.m.; beginner class at 6:30 p.m.; group heeling and obedience exercises at 6 p.m.; and beginning open and utility class at 6:45 p.m. There will also be advanced level drop-in training from 5-8 p.m. on Mondays. Cost for Monday classes is $120 for six sessions. Tuesday classes include a puppy/ beginner class at noon; a beginning open and utility class at noon; and advanced level drop-in training from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost for Tuesday classes is $100 for five sessions. For more information, contact Carolyn McGuire at (815) 922-3058 or at clm51230@sbcglobal. net. LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at NewLenoxPatriot.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to firstname.lastname@example.org *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. ONGOING New Lenox Toastmasters This group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of the month at New Lenox New Life Church (media room), 500 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox. The club’s mission is to help members improve their speaking, communication and leadership skills. For meeting times or more information, email email@example.com. 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 a non-profit club formed in 1971 to provide scholarship funds to graduating female high school seniors and adult women for the purpose of continuing education. We are always looking for new members. For more information, visit www.LWABWO.org. Rotary Club of New Lenox 7-8 a.m. Thursdays, Country Charm Restaurant, 101 Lincoln-Way Drive, New Lenox. Learn more about the Rotary Club of New Lenox and their mission to impact the community and the world through service. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free N’ Fun Bar Bingo! 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays at American Legion Post 1977, 14414 Ford Drive in New Lenox. Each night there will be a cash jackpot between $3,000-$10,000 and great nightly prizes. Food and all drinks will be available at the bar. For more information, call (815) 485-4651.
® newlenoxpatriot.com news the New Lenox Patriot | September 6, 2018 | 3 New Lenox Village Board Officials talk Tractor Supply, Kiddie Academy, other development plans Sharefest’s upcoming events, Cooper’s Hawk opening discussed Tia Carol Jones Freelance Reporter The Village of New Lenox voted to approve the proposal with Environmental Group Services Limited for an environmental assessment for 400 W. Maple St. during its Aug. 27 regular meeting. The board also voted to approve a proposal with Midland Standard Engineering for geotechnical services, and approved the proposal for a land title survey. The parcels of land will be used for future development. The Village also approved surety reductions for Dunkin Donuts, 273 W. Maple St., and Ridgeway Petroleum, 121 W. Laraway Road. The Village approved a proposal for engineering services for a plat for annexation for the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and the U.S. Route 6 Corridor Traffic Impact Study. Tractor Supply Company The Village approved an ordinance granting a wall sign variance. It also approved the site plan, setting of surety and a request to Open Cut Tower Lane. The business will be located at 2161 East Laraway Road. Kiddie Academy The Village approved a site plan and setting of surety. The daycare and preschool will be located at 674 Cedar Crossings Drive. The more than 10,000 squarefoot building will be able to accommodate 169 children. “This is really popular with a lot of people, many of whom work at Silver Cross,” Baldermann said. Sharefest Gary Cheney, founder of Sharefest, updated the board on the upcoming events. Recyclepalooza will take place from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Spencer School, 1701 Spencer Road. This year, Cheney said people will be able to go online and register. “Every year when we do Sharefest in New Lenox, it bogles how large it gets,” Cheney said. “We always have a great turnout. We put on a great event.” Cheney said September is Don’t let your advertising cool down this summer. BE SMART. ADVERTISE IN CONTACT a time for service. Patriot Day will take place at 9:11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. “Thank you for all your efforts, we appreciate you,” Baldermann said. Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant The Village approved an ordinance to approve the creation of a liquor license. A representative from Cooper’s Hawk said the target opening is late October, early November. “We’re excited to see Cooper’s Hawk coming along. I know a lot of our residents are excited to have you, as well,” Baldermann said. “A lot of jobs will be created and it is a great establishment.” Oath of office Ryan Bartels was sworn The New Lenox Patriot LORA HEALY 708.326.9170 ext. 31 email@example.com as a police officer for the New Lenox Police Department. “Our officers do an outstanding job for us here in New Lenox,” Baldermann said. “Thank you for your service, thank you for everything you do.” Bartels was an officer in Posen for less than seven years. “I always give my department 100 percent,” he said. Also at the meeting, Baldermann discussed New Lenox’s Restaurant Week, which will take place through Tuesday, Sept.11. Restaurants include Italian Fiesta Pizzeria, Paisano’s, Gatto’s and Pico de Gallo, among others. “We encourage you to patronize these businesses in town,” Baldermann said. “They rely on our business here.” Visit us online at www.newlenoxpatriot.com Bob Spychalski BROKER 9/20/18. •CustomizedMarketingCampaign •Freeprofessional&dronephotography •Strongonline&socialmediaexposure •5starZillowagent •LocalResident 630.728.8490 BOB SPYCHALSKI ILC 8509 0318 9/20/18.