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Newly opened pet styling shop

in Mokena caters to man’s best

friend, Page 3

Well-ding

done LW Central

teachers wins $30K in

welding equipment for

school, Page 4

motherly

love

Thunder Bowl in

Mokena site for

Frankfort mom-son

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Pictures

worth $1,000

Mokena library awards

four artists $250 each,

Page 7

Bone-ita Pet Styling

owner Kristin Anaya

is surrounded by

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finishes grooming

one of her fourlegged

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SATURDAY

Disability Fair

10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11,

Lincolnway Special Recreation

Association, 1900

Heather Glen Drive in

New Lenox. Join for a one

stop spot to learn about

disability services in the

Lincoln-Way area. This

free resource fair is open

to parents, guardians, family

members, teachers and

therapists looking for disability

services in the Lincoln-Way

area. For more

information, visit lwsra.

org.

Mother’s Day Tea

10:30 a.m.-noon May

11, Yunker Park, Mokena.

Spend a memorable day

enjoying tea & crumpets

with your Mom. Each

registrant will get to enjoy

mini sandwiches’,

crumpets and cakes while

we play games and enjoy

some fun crafts. Each

person will get to decorate

their very own hat

for the tea party and you

will even get to paint a

flower pot to take home

to your garden. Cost is

$20 for residents, $23 for

nonresidents. For more

information, call Mokena

Community Park District

at (708) 390-2401, or visit

mokenapark.com.

The Legends of Rock &

Roll

1-2 p.m. May 11, Mokena

Community Public

Library District, 11327

W. 195th St. in Mokena.

Join the Mokena Community

Public Library

District and Mike Valentine

in a Vegas style musical

tribute. The “Legends

Of Rock & Roll”

show is a musical variety

of song and dance with

music from the crooners

of the late 1940s and the

early 1950s to the very

birth of the rock & roll

era in 1954, continuing

to the music of the popular

1960s and 1970s rock

& roll groups, and even

music into the 2000s. To

register, call (708) 479-

9663 or register on our

events calendar at mokenalibrary.org.

Monday

Spring Free Senior

Luncheon

10:30 a.m. May 13. Fire

Station No. 1, 19853 S.

Wolf Road. Learn helpful

tips regarding fall injury

prevention. Call (708)

479-5371 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

M-F, or register online at

mokenafire.org. Seating is

limited.

Village Board Meeting

7 p.m. May 13. Mokena

Village Board of Trustees

meeting, Mokena Village

Hall, 11004 Carpenter St.

in Mokena.

TUESDAY

Dizziness and Balance

Workshop

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

14, Mokena Community

Public Library District,

11327 W. 195th St. in

Mokena. Has dizziness

and vertigo affected your

favorite activities? Join

the Mokena Community

Public Library District

and Good Life Physical

Therapy as their educational

workshop reveals

the Top 3 causes of vertigo

and dizziness, and

what scientific treatments

help with recovery. Many

people suffer from dizziness,

the spins, vertigo

and falls. The intense

sensations can lead to

fear, avoidance and decreased

function. Take

back your life from imbalance.

To register, call

(708) 479-9663 or register

on our events calendar

at mokenalibrary

.org.

UPCOMING

D210 Board of Education

Meeting

7 p.m. Thursday, May

16, Lincoln-Way Central

High School, 1801 E.

Lincoln Highway, New

Lenox. Meetings are held

on the third Thursday of

every month at the Knights

of the Roundtable at LWC.

Brewga =

Yoga+Beer+Community

9:30-11 a.m. May 18,

Tribes Beer Company,

11120 Front St. in Mokena.

Join us for our first

collaboration with yoga

teacher Marti LaHood,

Tribes Beer Company on

Front Street and the Mokena

Public Library for a

fun all-levels yoga class.

After class join us for a social

hour. Relax and enjoy

a delicious beer or wine

within an awesome community.

Doors open at 9

a.m., get there early to get

your spot because class

starts promptly at 10 a.m.

Must be 21 to participate

so please your bring identification.

Tickets must be

purchased in advanced.

Tickets will not be available

at the door. Get your

tickets at tribesbrewga.

eventbrite.com.

Family Fun Day

Noon-2 p.m. June 8,

Fire Station No. 1, 19853

S. Wolf Road in Mokena.

This event will include lots

of fun and educational activities,

including: Dress

the Firefighter, Play Water

Ball, Touch a Truck, and

more. In addition to these

activities, a free lunch will

be served.

ONGOING

Community Wide Garage

Sale

May 16-19, and Aug.

8-11. Applications at

11020 Front St. Unit A,

Mokena. Call (708) 478-

6182 or (708) 479-9619

8-4 p.m. M-F. Sign up

ends at 4 p.m. May 10.

Citizens Police Academy

Thursdays, ongoing

from March 7 through

May 23. Will County

Sheriff’s Building, 16911

W. Laraway Road, Joliet.

Some topics covered in

this hands-on academy

include: active shooter

response training, traffic

stops, a K-9 demonstration,

a tour of Will County

Jail and more. All participants

must be 18 years of

age and completed an application

returned to the

Mokena Police Department.

Contact Officer

Dennis Boardman at (708)

479-3912 for more information.

Kindergarten Registration

Drive

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ongoing.

District Administrative

Center, 20100 South

Spruce Drive in Frankfort.

Summit Hill School

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District’s 2019-20 kindergarten

registration drive

continues. Parents may

access studentregistration.

org to review the checklist

of documents needed

for registration. Parents

have the option of enrolling

their kindergartener in

the extended day program

or the half-day program.

Registration fee for extended

day is $150. Registration

fee for half day is

$125. Payment options are

available.

Mokena Fire Protection

CPR Class

6-9:30 p.m. Ongoing.

Mokena Fire Station

1, 19853 S. Wolf Road,

Moknea. The Mokena Fire

Protection District offers

monthly CPR classes for

the public. Students are instructed

in adult, child and

infant CPR and AED. The

cost of the class is $35 for

Community CPR and $40

Healthcare CPR. Register

for specific dates at moke

nafire.org.

Lincoln-Way Toastmasters

7:30 p.m. Thursdays,

Frankfort Village Hall, 432

Nebraska Street, Frankfort.

Meets the 1st and 3rd

Thursday of each month.

Toastmasters is a community

based organization

whose primarily goal is

to help people overcome

their fear of public speaking

while also developing

leadership skills.


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Deep passion for pooches

inspires Mokena pet stylist

T.J. Kremer III, Editor

Different styles for dog grooming adorn the wall at

Bone-ita Pet Styling.

The dog days of summer

may still be months away,

but a new spot in Mokena

can let pooches get a head

start on their summer hairstyles.

Bone-ita — located at

11600 Francis Road, Unit

C3, in Mokena — held its

grand opening and open

house April 28, where

community members and

their canine companions

got a look at the pet-styling

shop and were served

some treats.

Kristin Anaya, owner of

Bone-ita, got started in the

dog-grooming profession

straight out of high school

and has continued with her

passion for nearly the past

20 years.

“A lot of my friends

were going off to college,

and I wasn’t sure what I

wanted to do,” Anaya said.

“I’ve always loved animals.

I thought about possibly

being a vet tech, but

I just didn’t think I could

deal with the sad stuff.

So, I heard of a grooming

school in Homer Glen,

which was close to home,

so I went there.”

Since then, Anaya has

worked with other pet

groomers, most recently

in Frankfort at Hair of the

Dog, and even competed

in dog-grooming shows,

at which she specialized in

miniature poodle styling.

“People ask me all the

time, ‘If you didn’t groom,

what would you do?’” Anaya

said. “I truthfully don’t

know. It’s my passion. I

love it. I can’t see myself

doing anything else, ever.”

For more information,

visit facebook.com/bone

itapetstyling.

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Lincoln-Way welding teacher wins equipment for school

Sean Hastings

Contributing Editor

Lincoln-Way welding

teacher Daymon Gast won

$38,000 worth of welding

equipment after being

the leading vote getter in a

competition held by Miller

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recognition that the program

got from it, is worth

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competition called “Who’s

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teachers were nominated

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nominated Gast. Gast was

one of 459 teachers nominated.

The final voting was

narrowed down to a top

three, where Gast won by

50 percent of the votes.

“I was honored and excited

that a student would

remember me for this opportunity

being a year out

of school,” Gast said.

Underwood is now a

first year apprentice in the

597 Pipefitters program.

“He really had done

things right,” Gast said

about Underwood taking

advantage of what the

Lincoln-Way programs offered.

“He was a shining

example of how Lincoln-

Way and this program can

help students.”

Gast’s welding classes

have become so popular

that he now teaches them

all day to accommodate

for the amount of students

wanting to be in it.

“The prizes are nice and

we’ll utilize those quite

well,” Gast said. “But the

recognition that it gives

the program is important

and when a student goes

out and interviews and

they see on an interview

application that they went

through our program,

that’s going to help a student

and ought to give

them a leg up”

He also noted the importance

of having skilled

workers in the workforce

and how the numbers have

declined slightly lately.

In class April 24 students

were working toward

finishing up a number of

different projects and Gast

took the time to check on

each student, assessing

their work and helping

them if they needed it.

And for senior students

Vaughn Clymer and Wyatt

Daymon Gast assess sophomore Tommy Schaaf’s work

in class April 24 at Lincoln-Way Central. Gast said it

is tough to get the students out of the shop when the

period is up. Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

Grady, to see their teacher

be properly recognized for

the work he puts in, was

nice to see.

It was clear that Gast’s

class is something the two

graduating seniors will

never forget.

“[I’ll remember] his

whole class; there’s no

dull moment in his class,”

Grady said.

“He’s a great teacher,

from working on the

smoker to learning pipe

and he wants to get us certified

by the end of the year

on certain parts,” Clymer

said. “The three years that

I’ve been in this class, it’s

hard to say anything bad

about it.”

Students, community

members, other teachers

and fellow welders all rallied

behind Gast with voting

on Facebook after Gast

posted a video of himself

detailing what the competition

was. He received

over 80 Facebook requests

during the week of the

competition.

“I was pretty proud of

him,” Grady said. “It’s

a pretty big accomplishment,

I’d say, for New

Lenox and the welding

community.”

Clymer built off what

Grady said saying that it

benefits everyone because

it gives them recognition

as well as equipment they

need.

The “coolest” piece of

equipment in the prize

package is the augmented

virtual welding system,

Gast said.

The system allows the

students to weld without

striking an arc and it

gives feedback through its

technology sensors. It can

generate a report and tell

the student how they performed

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the machine.

“In the big scope of

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the student is struggling on

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come into the classroom,

weld on the machine and it

will give an assessment,”

Gast said.

Gast said it’s like having

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$22,000, Gast said.

“We would never be

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Local artists’ work on

display for Mokena

library’s Art Galleria

Friends of the Library award four $250

prizes in Mokena Library’s Art Galleria

contest

David Kubart’s “Please Leave a Message” was one of

about 15 entries on display for Mokena library’s Art

Galleria.

Janie Dobson’s “Bubble Bath Time,” featuring a guinea

pig in a bathtub, was a popular choice among judges

and patrons.

Artist Douglas Kirschbaum, from Mokena, poses next

to his winning artwork of Hickory Creek Saturday,

May 4 at Mokena Community Public Library District.

Kirschbaum was one of four artists — including: Ceen

Strubin, of Mokena; Jaclyn Duske, of New Lenox; and

Catherine Trezek, of Mokena — who received $250 each

from Friends of the Library. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd

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Scrappy is a friendly hound mix with an energetic

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explaining why your pet is outstanding to Editor T.J. Kremer

III at tj@mokenamessenger.com or 11516 W. 183rd St.,

Office Condo 3, Suite SW, Orland Park, IL 60467.

Christopher M. Dove,

33, of 209 S. West St. in

Crown Point, Indiana,

was charged April 18 with

driving while license suspended/revoked.

According to police reports,

an officer was dispatched

to the 11600 block

of West 195th Street for a

report of a suspicious vehicle

that had been sitting

occupied for about 30 minutes.

Upon arrival, the officer

approached Dove and

Dove presented the officer

with an Indiana driver’s

license. The officer ran

a check on Dove, both in

Indiana and Illinois, and

the Illinois driver’s license

came back as suspended.

Dove was then arrested.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Mokena Messenger’s police

reports come from the

Mokena Police Department.

Anyone listed in these reports

is considered to be innocent

of all charges until proven

guilty in a court of law.

Last Call Before Fall

6–9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8,

Georgios Orland Park,

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Orland Park Crossing,

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FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Celebrating 50: Orland Fire

dedication paves way for

open house in July

Throughout the past 50

years, the Orland Fire Protection

District has grown

from a volunteer fire department

into a full-time

district with high accolades.

And with its 50th anniversary

upon it, Orland

Fire is focusing on its beginnings.

To begin its 50th anniversary

festivities, Orland

Fire hosted a dedication

ceremony April 27, honoring

past members.

“Each vehicle has a

plaque on the side, and our

goal here is to remember

our history,” Fire Chief Michael

Schofield said prior

to the event.

Several past members

were honored April 27.

Among them was Art

Granat Jr., who accepted the

honor for himself and his

late father, Art Granat Sr.

OFPD dedicated its newest

fire truck to the father

and son. Granat Sr. was the

first elected fire chief when

it was a volunteer department.

And Granat Jr. spent

38 years as a firefighter for

Orland Fire.

The department also

dedicated a new ambulance

to Donald Piscitello,

who served Orland Fire

from 1994-2011. He died

in 2016.

Finally, Orland Fire

dedicated its new Legacy

Lane, a wall within the administrative

building that

features images of all the

retired OFPD firefighters.

The wall was dedicated to

the two retired firefighters

who made it possible: Dan

Schloegel and Dan Smith.

Orland Fire is to continue

to celebrate its anniversary

with an open house on July

20. The open house is to be

held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at

the Orland Fire Protection

District Training Academy,

10728 W. 163rd Place in

Orland Park.

Reporting by Amanda Del

Buono, Freelance Reporter.

For more, visit OPPrairie.

com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Tragedy begets comedy

during Limestone Stage’s ‘I

Hate Shakespeare’

The histories, tragedies

and comedies of William

Shakespeare have caused

countless theatergoers to

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contemplate the meaning

of life and love. Limestone

Stage added laughter to that

list with its latest production,

“I Hate Shakespeare.”

The Steph DeFeriepenned

play found the

works of The Bard reimagined

and mined for humor

during a series of performances

held April 25-28

at the Lockport Township

Building. A texting Juliet,

zombie-hunted Richard III

and more had fans in tears

as a result of laughing,

from start to finish.

First-time Limestone

Stage cast member Josh

Funneman played Hamlet

throughout the night both

in the traditional sense and

as Shakespeare’s greatest

defender against the harsh

criticism of an Unhappy

Person played by Sabrina

Mangan. He served as a

narrator of sorts, introducing

scenes while illustrating

the many ways Shakespearean

themes are still

relevant today.

Limestone Stage Artistic

Director Kit Lindblom explained

that each year the

group presents a “spring

classic.” Past performances

have included “The Taming

of the Shrew,” “The Importance

of Being Earnest”

and “The Seagull.”

“This is a newer show,

but because it deals with

Shakespeare we are considering

it under the classic

theme,” Lindblom said.

“It very much has a sense

of irony because, while it’s

titled ‘I Hate Shakespeare,’

it shows the audience that

you can still like the guy.

It pokes fun at him, but by

the time the show is over I

think people will think that

Shakespeare isn’t too bad.”

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit LockportLegend.

com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Grade-school project has

kept Tinley Park family

smiling for more than 20

years

Most Mother’s Day gifts

have a short shelf life: A

card displayed for a month;

flowers that last a week; a

nice, two-hour meal.

For one Tinley Park family,

however, a simple plant

is a gift that has kept giving

for more than 20 years.

As a young student at

Christa McAuliffe Elementary

School, Amanda

Meyers — a 30-year-old

English teacher these days

— painted a pot, put a plant

in it and gave it to her mother,

Trish, as a Mother’s Day

present. The plant is still

going and bringing smiles

to the family all these years

later.

The Meyers family is not

100 percent sure when the

plant entered their lives —

Amanda’s third-grade year

is their best bet. But Trish

fondly recalls receiving it.

“She came home and

was all excited but had to

wait to give me it,” Trish

said. “She was wondering

what my reaction would

be. I was over the moon,

of course, and she broke

out in the biggest, proudest

smile.”

In the years since, the

plant — still in its original

pot, with a young Amanda’s

handwriting etched on

its side — has been a continuous

presence on their

kitchen sink windowsill, a

reminder of their bond and

what they’ve meant to each

other.

“My mom is the strongest

woman I know,”

Amanda said. “My mom

puts family before anything

else. Growing up, she never

missed anything — and I

mean anything.”

Reporting by Will O’Brien,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit TinleyJunction.

com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

New Lenox triplets all put

up big numbers on ACT

The McDermott sisters

felt confident that they

would score well on the

ACT after all of the practice

tests they had done,

but for all three to score

near perfect or perfect was

something else.

Alayna, Corina and

Madeline McDermott, triplet

juniors at Lincoln-Way

West, scored 36, 35, 35 on

their ACTs, respectively.

Alayna scored a 35 the

first time she took the test

and turned it into a 36 on

the second try.

“I was speechless for

a while,” Alayna said.

“But I knew once I saw

that my scores were pretty

good, I knew that my sisters’

would also have done

pretty well because they’re

pretty on par with me most

of the time.”

Corina, though, is her

own worst critic, she said,

and while she knew her

sisters were going to score

well, she wondered if her

scores would be up there

with her sisters.

“When I got my score,

I was thrilled and really

proud of myself,” she said.

“I put effort in, too, I just

don’t realize it as much. I

was proud of them, and it

just shows that hard work

pays off.”

Madeline scored a 35 in

all four sections the first

time she took the test, with

no preparation or studying,

so she felt that with extra

practice tests and studying,

she could maintain or improve

her score.

“I didn’t really need to

learn anything; I just needed

to see if I could apply it

all in four hours, because it

does wear you down as you

go,” Madeline said.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more, visit

NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Stacey’s Place designs oneof-a-kind

projects

For Frankfort resident

Mike Moyzis, the best

part of completing a custom

woodworking project

is seeing how the finished

piece brings a smile to his

customers’ faces.

“It’s all personalized,”

he said. “The items that we

have in here are items that

pretty much nobody else

has.”

Moyzis and his wife,

Stacey Burke, celebrated

the grand opening of their

new downtown Frankfort

shop on April 26. Stacey’s

Place, located at 4 W. Nebraska

St. in Frankfort,

incorporates many of the

items sold at the couple’s

former business, Morgan’s

Place, which specialized

in vintage and repurposed

home goods.

The new store also focuses

on refinished furniture,

Burke said.

“People bring in furniture

for us to paint, and we

couldn’t do that in a small

space,” she said. “So, by

taking this space on, it allowed

to showcase our

pieces, the scale of what we

do.”

Morgan’s Place was

named after former Lincoln-Way

Central student

Morgan Schiller, who has

Williams syndrome, and

Moyzis said the new business

will continue the

couple’s tradition of supporting

individuals with

special needs. In October,

Stacey’s Place partnered

with the Chicago-based I

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“2nd grade went on a field trip yesterday

to the Plum Creek Nature Center. They

braved the elements and had lots of fun in

the rain!”

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From the Editor

Remembering fuzzball friends

TJ Kremer iii

tj@mokenamessenger.com

I’ve written about this

before, but it’s still

always nice when The

Messenger gets to cover

news that involves our

furry — or feathered or

scaled or whatever —

companions.

This week, we got

to highlight a new

dog grooming shop in

Mokena, Bone-ita. (You

might have noticed the

happy dogs on the cover

and story on Page 3.)

While I was at the shop

interviewing the owner,

Kristin Anaya, close to a

dozen dogs were having

a grand old time milling

about with each other and,

I’m guessing, complimenting

each other on

their fabulous new ‘doos.

There’s something truly

special about the bond

we humans form with

our animal companions,

including domesticated,

nondomesticated and even

fictional ones.

Some of you may know

that I am admittedly a big

Star Wars nerd, and so last

week’s news that Peter

“Chewbacca” Mayhew

passed away at age 74 was

a significant blow to me

and millions upon millions

of other Star Wars

fans across the globe.

By all accounts, Mayhew

was the true embodiment

of Chewbacca; he

was a gentle giant who

gave generously to multiple

charities, and at an

imposing 7-feet 2-inches

tall still managed to put

young and old alike at

ease in his presence.

Chewbacca was the

ultimate co-pilot. Always

loyal. Always ready to

do what was necessary to

help his friends, especially

Han Solo, whom Chewbacca

had sworn a life

debt to.

Chewbacca could make

us laugh with his gestures

and grunts and growls.

He didn’t need to speak in

any language we knew because

his messages were

universally understood

anyway.

Sure, Disney has found

another body for the suit,

but it will never be the

same knowing Mayhew is

not where he should be.

It’s been reported that

Chewbacca’s character

was inspired by George

Lucas’ own dog, a fitting

tribute to one of mankind’s

truest friends.

It’s never easy to lose a

loved one, including the

nonhuman, even fictional,

beloved characters from

our youth. It’s likely that

the character of Chewbacca

will live on in the

ever-expanding Disney

universe of everything,

but we very well may

never see another Peter

Mayhew again, and the

world is a sadder place

for it.

Rest in peace, dear

Wookie. May the Force be

with you, always!

“Congratulations to LWC Senior Lexie

Kamp on her commitment to further her

education and run track at Olivet Nazarene

University!”

@lwcentraltrack posted this to its Twitter

account Thursday, May 2.

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From Page 12

Am Who I Am foundation

to host an event allowing

young entrepreneurs with

Down syndrome to showcase

jewelry, bath products

and other items they had

created.

Reporting by Nuria Mathog,

Editor. For more, visit

FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

Homer man charged with

DUI, reckless homicide,

leaving scene in fatal I-55

crash

A Homer Glen man

was charged April 30 for

his involvement in a twocar

crash with one fatality

April 28 on Interstate 55 at

the Damen Avenue exit in

Chicago, according to Illinois

State Police.

Rami Matariyeh, 22, was

charged by the Cook County

State’s Attorney’s Office

with leaving the scene

of a crash-death, leaving

the scene of a crash-great

bodily harm, aggravated

DUI-death, aggravated

DUI-great bodily harm and

reckless homicide.

At 3:19 a.m. April 28,

Matariyeh was driving a

2015 Infiniti sedan southbound

on I-55 at Damen

when his vehicle struck the

rear end of a 2011 Hyundai

sedan, ISP said. The

Hyundai was an on-duty

Uber that held a driver and

three passengers, including

Jamie A. Poulos, 23,

of Berwyn, who was in

the backseat and unable to

be extricated from the car

before it became fully engulfed

in flames after being

hit.

Poulos died from the extent

of her injuries, police

said.

All three of the remaining

occupants of the Uber

reportedly were removed

from the vehicle, with two

transported to an area hospital

in stable condition.

Also in Matariyeh’s car

was a 24-year-old Bolingbrook

woman, police said.

She reportedly was transported

to an area hospital in

serious condition.

Matariyeh left the crash

site but was later apprehended

at his home, police

said. He was transported to

an area hospital for injuries

from the crash.

Reporting by Thomas Czaja,

Editor. For more, visit

HomerHorizon.com.

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Nobel life Columnist Matt Galik

explores early Mokena mayor’s life, Page 18

Forget the roll Mokena Munchies

re-examines classic Asian food, Page 20

Lincoln-Way East junior debuts Civil Warthemed

play, Page 17

Lincoln-Way East

students Ellie

Houlihan (left) and

Max Adams perform

a scene in “Sweet

Pride” on April 28

at the Founders

Community Center in

Frankfort. The play

was written, directed

and produced by

fellow Lincoln-

Way East student

Anmarie D’Ortenzio.

Mary Compton/22nd

Century Media


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Faith Briefs

St. Mary’s Catholic Church (19515

115th Ave., Mokena)

Church Service

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

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

p.m. Sundays

Adoration

Wednesdays following

8 a.m. Mass in the Chapel

until 6:45 p.m.

Young at Heart Senior Club

1 p.m. the first and third

Wednesday of the month.

Join the senior club for activities

and outings Sept.-

June. For more information,

call (708) 699-5018.

Holy Rosary

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

Tuesday evenings.

St. John’s United Church of Christ

(11100 Second St., Mokena)

Traditional Service

8 a.m. traditional service,

9:45 a.m. contemporary

and traditional music

in a service of praise and

reverence. Supervised

childcare available. For

more information, call

(708) 479-5123.

Cards for a Cause

7 p.m. the second Monday

of each month. Bring

your tape, scissors and colored

pencils, if you have

them, and plan for a creative

evening with lots of

fun.

Bundles of Love

7 p.m. the second and

fourth Tuesday of each

month. Enjoy fun and fellowship

while making

baby quilts for infants baptized

at St. John’s and lap

quilts for shut-ins.

Mokena United Methodist Church

(10901 LaPorte Road, Mokena)

Service and Sunday School

10:15 a.m. Sundays.

Church service and children’s

Sunday School will

be held. For more information,

call (708) 479-1110.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays at the

church. For more information,

call (708) 479-1110.

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Gathering

2:30 p.m. every fourth

Sunday.

Breakfast

9 a.m. every third Saturday

of the month.

Choir Practice

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Newcomers welcome.

Weight Watchers

Wednesday

Weigh-ins take place at

6:30 p.m., while the meeting

is at 7 p.m.

Marley Community Church (12625 W.

187th St., Mokena)

Church Service

10 a.m. Sundays. Childcare

is provided.

Sunday School

9-10 a.m. Sundays.

Senior High Youth Group

In Memoriam

Jacob Edward Hampel

Jacob “Jake” Edward

Hampel, 26, of Los Altos,

California, died April 13.

He was the loving son of

Christine and Craig Hampel,

and brother of Allison

Hampel. Jake was a frequent

visitor and enjoyed

many great memories

of Northern Illinois and

Wisconsin, visiting family

including grandparents

Fred and Sharon Hampel

and time with grandparents

Rosemary and Stan

Douglas, and later in life

loving husband of Rosemary.

He also enjoyed the

love and companionship

of local family, including:

Scott and Annie Douglas,

and cousins Emma, Grace

and Hannah); Tarri and

Charles Banas, and cousins

Nicole, Kyle and Tyler;

and Christopher and Annette

Hampel, and cousin

Brooke.

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Junior High Youth Group

6-7:30 p.m. Fridays.

For more information,

email marleycommunity

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Men’s Group

6 p.m. Sunday nights in

the church basement. All

men are welcome.

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

(10731 W. La Porte Road, Mokena)

Worship

5 p.m. Saturdays and 9

a.m. Sundays.

God’s Kids Club

10:15 a.m. Sundays in

Sept.-May.

Adult Bible Study

10:15 a.m. Sundays in

Please see faith, 18

Thomas E. Delrose

Thomas E. “TD” Delrose,

73, of Mokena, died

April 29.

He was the beloved

husband of Gloria

(Sharp) Delrose; loving

father of John and Laura

Evans; devoted son of the

late Jerry and Juel Delrose;

and dear brother of

Arrie (Victoria) Delrose,

John “Tim” Delrose and

the late Gerald “Dennis”

(Judy) Delrose.

In lieu of flowers, memorials

may be made ot

St. Jude’s Children’s Research

Hospital, or a charity

of one’s choice.

Do you have someone’s life

you’d like to honor? Email

Editor T.J. Kremer III at tj@

mokenamessenger.com with

information about a loved

one who was a part of the

Mokena community.


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the mokena messenger | May 9, 2019 | 17

LWE student’s play focuses on history, sacrifice

Proceeds benefit

Frankfort Township

Food Pantry

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

For Lincoln-Way

East student Anmarie

D’Ortenzio, music and

theater have been lifelong

passions.

The high school junior,

who has been singing

since she was 4 years old,

is the daughter of a voice

teacher and the granddaughter

of an opera singer.

She also spent 10 years

with Curtain Call Theatre

in Mokena, experience

that helped prepare her for

her newest role as director.

On April 28,

D’Ortenzio’s play “Sweet

Pride” premiered at the

Founders Community Center

in Frankfort. More than

50 students auditioned for

the community production,

which D’Ortenzio wrote,

produced and directed.

“This is about a love story

during the Civil War,”

D’Ortenzio explained.

“It focuses on sacrifice

and how our pride gets in

the way of what we truly

want. Writing, producing

and directing this has been

the best experience of my

life.”

D’Ortenzio has been in

more than 15 productions,

and her grandmother is her

main voice teacher.

“I’ve always had a love

for theater,” D’Ortenzio

said. “I can remember

my first role, which was a

poppy in ‘The Wizard of

Oz.’ I was 6 years old.”

D’Ortenzio described

her cast members, many of

whom are fellow Lincoln-

Way East students, as “incredible,”

adding that everyone

volunteered their

time on Sunday nights to

make the production happen.

“Due to complications

with space, we got kicked

out of our original spot,”

D’Ortenzio said, laughing.

“ ... I expected to

show this in a small room

at my school. We ended

up with the show being

at the Founders Center. It

worked out better than I

ever expected.”

In the months leading

up to the play’s debut,

D’Ortenzio’s mother, Marie

Michuda-D’Ortenzio,

opened up the family’s

home as a rehearsal space

for 28 students.

“I cook a lot,” Marie

Michuda-D’Ortenzio

said. “We have a big

foyer. For two months,

I’ve had costume racks, a

stump, prop tables in my

living room.”

D’Ortenzio wrote

three different versions

of “Sweet Pride,” but it

was only within the past

year that the final product

came to life. She credited

Lincoln-Way East Choir

Director Hanna Samawi

with giving her the push

forward to succeed.

“Putting this together

has been a lot of hard work

not only for me, but my

assistant director and the

entire cast,” D’Ortenzio

said. “Everyone pitched

in, even the moms.”

Max Adams, who had

the lead role of John, said

he was honored to be in

his friend’s production.

The Lincoln-Way East junior

not only performed

in “Sweet Pride” but was

also in his high school’s

spring musical, “Mamma

Mia!”

“Anmarie is my best

friend,” Adams said.

“When I found out she

was writing a play, I knew

instantly I wanted to be

involved. I know how

hard she works. I knew it

was going to be amazing,

and I had to be part of it.

When she said proceeds

were going to the Frankfort

Food Pantry, I wanted

to do this even more. Being

involved in a process

like this makes this so

much more rewarding.”

Lincoln-Way East senior

Ellie Houlihan, of

Tinley Park, plays John’s

love interest in the play.

“Sweet Pride” marked

her final performance as a

high school student.

“It’s so meaningful

to work with all these

amazing people — to

keep learning as my final

high school acting career

ends,” she said.

Houlihan has taken part

in all of the Lincoln-Way

East musicals since her

freshman year of high

school.

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Matt’s Old Mokena

Early Mokena mayor Noble in adventure, life

Matt galik

Contributing Columnist

For much of our

Village’s history, it

was a small, rural

community. Like countless

others across the

nation, Mokena was unremarkable

on the surface;

however, underneath the

façade, gold was to be

found, for every resident

had a story. Most were

so unique, as to only be

found here in our neighborhood.

One of these

amazing stories was that

of the life of Noble Jones,

an early Village resident

and mayor.

He first saw the light

of day on Nov. 16, 1834,

in a place called Barnstone,

a stone’s throw

north of the Canadian

border. When a lad of

only 3 years old, the

Jones family crossed into

the United States, settling

in New York state.

An even bigger move

came in 1844, when

they made a pioneer’s

journey to Illinois, which

at that time was the heart

of the untamed west.

The family traveled via

steamer over the Great

Lakes, and touched

down in Chicago, which

presented a very underwhelming

sight. Decades

later, Noble would recall

that upon their arrival,

the city “consisted of a

few unpretentious dwellings.”

His first permanent

home in Illinois was in

what is today Homer

Township, and while

young Noble attended

a rustic country school

there, he spent most of

his time working on his

father’s farm. He later

found work driving teams

of oxen, knowledge of

which came in handy in

1852, when as an 18-yearold,

Noble worked as a

teamster for the Rock

Island Railroad Company,

which at that time was

finishing its line through

the newly-born Mokena.

For his labors, he earned

$1.25 for each twelvehour

workday.

Just as the new community

was being born,

Noble heard the siren’s

call of California, and so

it was that he set upon

the western trail in the

spring of 1852 to seek

gold. Completing the trek

with his brother Wright

and a span of mules, along

the way they and their

caravan were attacked by

native Pawnees a total of

three times. Much later

in his life, in what was a

massive understatement,

it was related that “all

considered it wonderful

that they escaped being

massacred.” Noble got to

Sacramento in one piece,

and ultimately spent two

years in the Golden State

before heading back home

to Illinois.

In the summer of 1855,

he tied the knot with a

long lady named Clarissa

Farley in Indiana. The

same year, as a sign of

the good business prospects

in the new town,

Noble and his brother-inlaw

Cyrus Cross built and

then ran a steam-powered

flour and saw mill in

Mokena. Unfortunately,

fate didn’t smile on the

project, and it failed

before long. In the aftermath

of this downfall, he

stuck with what he knew.

The next western adventure

began in 1858, when

Noble was hired to run

a sawmill in Atchison,

Kansas. Eventually Clarissa

and their child came

to live with him.

After the exploring of

his early years, all roads

led back to Mokena, and

Noble hung up his hat

here permanently around

1864, during the trying

years of the Civil War.

Soon thereafter, he began

buying up grain from area

farmers and shipping it to

Chicago markets over the

railroad. Counting some

success in this endeavor,

Noble founded an implement

business in town in

1867, which went on to

flourish in the 1870s, selling

reaping and mowing

machines.

During this era, he built

a serene house on Second

Street for his growing

family, which came to include

six children. The eldest

was Charles H. Jones,

who distinguished himself

as the young editor of

the Mokena Advertiser

until his untimely death

in 1877 at the age of 20.

Other members of Noble

and Clarissa Jones’ family

were their son Edward,

and daughters Emma,

Belle and Bertha.

A major turning point

in Noble’s life came in

1878, when he acquired a

seat on the Chicago Board

of Trade, where he once

again worked in the grain

market. He was an early

commuter to the city; a

contemporary described

him going hither and

thither “like clockwork,”

establishing a tradition

that is still followed by

countless Mokenians

today. Possessed of “a jovial

and friendly nature,”

Noble was elected mayor

of the village twice; his

first term was served

between 1884 and 1890,

while his second began

in 1894, before he finally

resigned in 1896. While

in office, he oversaw such

projects as the choosing

of a central location for

the town fire engine and

jail, and the planting of

trees on Mokena’s public

square, among others.

Noble breathed his last

on Dec. 22, 1909, and

was interred at the historic

Marshall Cemetery just

west of town. His passing

was profoundly felt in

Mokena, with the village’s

correspondent to the Joliet

Weekly News eulogizing

that “his purpose in

life seemed to do all the

good he could to everyone

else.” Thus was the life of

Noble Jones, one of the

most captivating people to

call our village home.

play

From Page 17

“Today, I play a southern

belle who is not satisfied

with her home life,”

she said. “She is looking

for an outlet to find freedom

and herself in a new

way. This is the biggest

role I’ve ever had. To play

Maggie and see the world

through her eyes has been

interesting. My mom

would say I’m a little like

Maggie. She’s not afraid

to use her voice. She

makes herself heard, and I

admire that about her.”

For D’Ortenzio, the

play was a way to give

back to the community.

Audience members donated

cans of food, boxes

of macaroni and cheese,

and other items, and all

proceeds went to the

Frankfort Township Food

Pantry.

“I have a donation

bucket; we’re selling

tea,” D’Ortenzio said.

“This whole entire process

is to help the community.

There is no better

way to bring the community

together than through

beautiful words.”

faith

From Page 16

Sept.-May.

Mokena Baptist Church (9960 W. 187th

St., Mokena)

Sunday Services

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

more information, call

(312) 350-2279.

Sunday School

10:15 a.m. Sundays.

Mokena Baptist offers

Sunday School classes

for all ages. For more information,

call (312) 350-

2279.

Parker Road Bible Church (18512

Parker Road, Mokena)

Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Sundays. Be

sure to arrive early for our

Sunday Worship Service to

enjoy a hot, complimentary

cup of coffee every week at

the church. Following the

Christian Education Hour

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

can be found just

outside the sanctuary.

Grace Fellowship Church (11049

LaPorte Road, Mokena)

Narcotics Anonymous

7-9 p.m. Mondays. All

those struggling or who have

struggled with a narcotics

addiction are welcome. All

meetings are confidential.

For more information, call

(708) 479-0300.

Spanish Church

12:30 p.m. Sundays.

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays. All are

welcome.

Women’s Bible Study

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

and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays.

Victory Baptist Church (13550 US Route

6, Mokena)

Sunday School

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Morning Worship

10:45 a.m. Sundays.

Evening Worship

6 p.m. Sundays.

Weekday Worship

7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Have something for

Faith Briefs? Contact

Editor T.J. Kremer at tj@

mokenamessenger.com

or call (708) 326-9170

ext. 29. Deadline is noon

Thursday one week prior to

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Mokena Munchies

Deconstructed egg rolls

make meal rotation cut

Beth Krooswyk

Contributing Columnist

Type “egg roll in

a bowl” into a

browser, and you’ll

be rewarded with lots of

recipe variations. It’s a

concept that many people

have put their own spin on

out there in Internetland.

Just in case you haven’t

heard of it, this week I

want to share one of those

versions, no deep frying

required.

My high school friend

Julie, who lives near Indianapolis,

posted pictures

of this meal a while back,

and so I asked her for the

recipe.

But then I forgot about it.

When she mentioned

this dish again recently, I

smacked my head — OK,

not really — and decided I

really needed to try it out.

I’m not one for making

too many Asian-inspired

recipes, but I am one

for eating them, and this

recipe is so simple and

tasty that it will be on our

recipe rotation from now

on.

Egg Roll Bowls

Ingredients

• 1 pound ground pork (or turkey or beef)

• 4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed

• 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

• 1 tablespoon sesame oil (olive oil works too)

• Pinch of sea salt

• 14 ounces shredded fresh coleslaw mix

• 1 cup (or more) pea pods or snap peas

• 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced (or 1 teaspoon

ground ginger)

• 3 tablespoons tamari (or soy) sauce

• 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

• Sliced green onions for garnish, if desired

• Toasted sesame seeds for garnish, if desired

• 4 cups cooked rice, if desired

Directions

If serving with rice, get that started. I cook mine in

the microwave: 2 cups rice and 4 cups water in a

large covered Pyrex dish on high for 5-6 minutes,

then at 50 percent power for 15-17 minutes or until

water is absorbed.

In a Dutch oven pot, brown meat with 2 cloves

garlic, half the onion, plus the oil and salt.

Stir into the pot: fresh coleslaw mix, remaining

fresh onion and garlic, fresh (or ground) ginger, pea

pods, tamari sauce and rice vinegar. Cook until

coleslaw is wilted down.

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47. Frisbee or Slinky

48. Informal eatery

50. Capital near

Casablanca

52. Unburdened

53. Lucy’s best friend

56. New Lenox

middle school

59. Frequent flier

62. Too proper and

modest

63. Moore of “G.I.

Jane”

64. Do followers

65. Gofers

66. Major or Minor

Bear

67. Hoity-toity

68. Henhouse

69. Benefit

70. Top model,

Banks

1. Sportscaster Albert

2. Having spokes

3. About to explode,

maybe

4. Five Nations tribe

5. Ancient Spanish

kingdom

6. Well known garden

7. 15 and 23, e.g.

8. Government security

agency, abbr.

9. See 20 across

10. More resolute

11. “Alice’s Restaurant”

singer ___

Guthrie

12. In ___ of (instead)

13. First name in the

“Ocean’s Thirteen” cast

21. Gibraltar feature

22. Eternity, almost

26. Wading bird

27. Evel Knievel, for

one

29. Aspiring atty.’s exam

30. Ferrari founder

31. Nodding

32. Car from Sweden

33. Tangelo

34. Mind your ____

and Q’s

36. Phi__ Kappa

39. Squeezes out

43. Least damp

45. Person from the

Spanish peninsula

46. Abbr. in many org.

names

49. Flowery verse

51. Water need

54. “Behind __ Lines,”

2001 Hackman film

55. Madagascan

monkey

56. Train

57. The Supremes or

Cream

58. Kind of chop

59. Sleekly designed

60. “Ooooh, ___

scared!”

61. Baltic capital

63. Bestow a knighthood

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)

478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St.,

Mokena; (708) 478-

8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

Fridays and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.

Free to play.

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-

Friday: Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-

1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

■10 ■ p.m.-midnight Saturdays:

Cosmic Bowl

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

To place an event in The

Scene, email a.ivanisevic@

22ndcenturymedia.com.


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Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

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

New designs are a result of buyer feedback

Two refreshing designs mark

the beginning of a new series

of Craftsman-style homes

available from Distinctive Home

Builders at its latest new home

communities: Prairie Trails;

located in Manhattan within the

highly-regarded Lincoln-Way

School District and at WestGate

Manor in Peotone within

the desirable Peotone School

District.

“Craftsman homes were

introduced in the early 1900s

in California with designs

based on a simpler, functional

aesthetic using a higher level

of craftsmanship and natural

materials. These homes were a

departure from homes that were

mass produced from that era,

“according to Bryan Nooner,

president of Distinctive Home

Builders.

“The Craftsman design has

made a comeback today for

many of the same reasons it

started over a century ago. Our

customers want to live in a home

that gets away from the “mass

produced” look and live in a

home that has more character. As

a result of our daily interaction

with our homeowners and their

input, we are excited to introduce

these two homes, with additional

designs in the works.”

Nooner, who meets with

each homeowner prior to

construction, has been working

on these plans for a while and felt

that the timing was ideal for the

debut. “Customers were asking

for something different and

simple with less monotony and

higher architectural standards.”

The result was the Craftsman

ranch and the Prairie twostory,

now available at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

The Craftsman ranch features

an open floor plan with Great

Room, three bedrooms, two

baths and a two-car (optional

three-car) garage. The Prairie

features a two-story foyer and

Great Room, three bedrooms

and one and one-half baths, a

convenient Flex Room space

on the main level and a two-car

(optional three-car) garage. The

Craftsman architectural elements

on both homes include brick and

stone exteriors with cedar shake

accent siding, low-pitched gabled

bracket roofs, front porches with

tapered columns and stone piers,

partially paned windows, and a

standard panel front entry door.

Distinctive Home Builders

offers a Craftsman-style trim

package offering trim without

ornate profiles and routers. The

trim features simplicity in design

with rectangles, straight lines and

layered look trims over doors for

example. The front entry door

will have the standard Craftsman

panel style door. Distinctive has

also created a Craftsman color

palate to assist buyers in making

coordinated choices for the

interior of their new Craftsman

home. Colors, cabinet styles and

flooring choices blend seamlessly

with the Craftsman trim package

and are available in gray tones

package and earth tones.

Distinctive offers custom maple

kitchen cabinets featuring solid

wood construction (no particle

board), have solid wood drawers

with dove tail joints, which is

very rare in the marketplace.

“When you buy a new home

from Distinctive, you truly are

receiving custom made cabinets

in every home we sell no matter

what the price range,” noted

Nooner.

Distinctive Home Builders

works to achieve a delivery goal

of 90 days with zero punch list

items for its homeowners. “Our

three decades building homes

provides an efficient construction

system,” said Nooner. “Many of

our skilled craftsmen have been

working with our company

for over 20 years. We also

take pride on having excellent

communicators throughout our

organization. This translates into

a positive buying and building

experience for our homeowners

and one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.”

Nooner added that all homes

are highly energy efficient. Every

home built will have upgraded

wall and ceiling insulation

values with energy efficient

windows and high efficiency

furnaces. Before homeowners

move into their new home,

Distinctive Home Builders

conducts a blower door test that

pressurizes the home to ensure

that each home passes a set of

very stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

With the addition of these two

new designs, there are now 15

ranch, split-level and six twostory

single-family home styles to

choose from each offering from

three to eight different exterior

elevations at both communities.

The three- to four-bedroom

homes feature one and one-half

to two-and-one-half baths, twoto

three-car garages and a family

room, all in approximately 1,600

to over 3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included in

most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new home truly

personalized to suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of the

first floor; custom maple cabinets;

ceramic tile or hardwood

floors in the kitchen, baths and

foyer; genuine wood trim and

doors and concrete driveways

can all be yours at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

Most all home sites at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor

can accommodate a three-car

garage; a very important amenity

to the Manhattan homebuyer,

said Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor we

wanted to provide the best new

home value for the dollar and

we feel with offering Premium

Standard Features that we do

just that. So why wait? This is

truly the best time to build your

dream home!”

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

featuring a 20-acre lake on site,

as well as direct access to the 22-

mile Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through many

neighboring communities and

links to many other popular

trails. The Manhattan Metra

station is less than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails,

Distinctive Home Builders

has built homes throughout

Manhattan in the Butternut

Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well as in the

Will and south Cook county

areas over the past 30 years.

Distinctive Home Builders

chose the Will County village

of Peotone for its newest

community of 38 single-family

homes at WestGate Manor

within walking distance of the

esteemed Peotone High School.

Its convenient location between

Interstate 57 and Illinois Route

50 provide easy access to I-80

and commuters enjoy several

nearby train stations and a

35-minute drive to Chicago.

Visit the on-site sales

information center for

unadvertised specials and view

the numerous styles of homes

being offered and the available

lots. Call Lynne Rinck at (708)

737-9142 or (708) 479-7700 for

more information or visit www.

distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails and WestGate

Manor new home information

center is located three miles

south of Laraway Rd. on Rt.

52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, Manhattan, IL. 60422.

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00

p.m. Closed Wednesday and

Thursday and always available

by appointment.

Specials, prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and lot

availability are subject to change

without notice. Please contact

a Distinctive representative for

current pricing and complete

details.


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The Mokena Messenger’s

Sponsored content

of the

WEEK

April 9

• 20051 Oakwood

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

1397 - Neil E. Potter

to Albert Farmer Jr.,

Shawn L. Artis Farmer,

$565,000

April 11

• 19829 Breckenridge

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

1874 - Colleen T.

Kaczmarek to Sung

Hae Bai, Daniel Bai,

$600,000

• 11214 Plattner Drive,

Mokena, 60448-9409 -

Excelsior Management

Llc to Elizabeth J.

Sullivan, Kevin C.

Sullivan, $510,000

• 9404 Magnolia

Ave., Mokena, 60448-

8909 - Kathryn R. Lirot

to William Pacura,

$180,200

• 11467 Hummingbird

Court, Mokena, 60448-

1938 - Richard C.

Esparza to Erica Tapia

Esparza, Michael

Esparza, $122,000

April 12

• 19547 Poplar St.,

Mokena, 60448-9323 -

Dennis C. Hon to Jason

T. Hon, $195,000

April 15

• 18707 S. Mill Creek

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

8450 - Cheryl L. Turrise

to Catherine Bonzani,

$307,000

• 11435 194th St.,

Mokena, 60448-8457

- Dennis P. Morrison to

Keri M. Kurbis, Dean E.

Van Kuren Jr., $274,000

• 9229 W. Arquilla

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

8888 - Rakesh K.

Chugh to Vanessa

Lopez, Diana Lopez

Cosme, $204,000

April 17

• 19840 Berkshire

Drive, Mokena, 60448-

1668 - Chicago Title

Land Trust Co Tr to

Mamoun Alhasan, Wafa

I. Alhasan, $472,500

• 9016 Liscanor Ave.,

Mokena, 60448-9024

- Mark Dorko to Marek

Szczech, Katarzyna

Szczech, $350,000

The Going Rate is provided

by Record Information

Services, Inc. For more

information, visit www.

public-record.com or call

(630) 557-1000.

This wonderful 1.42 acre property has been

enjoyed by the current owner’s family for

more than 100 years.

What: The three-bedroom, two full-bath

ranch with a full basement in unincorporated

Mokena is in the New Lenox Township and

school districts. Reasonable taxes for the

area of $5,200.

Where: 14261 W. Maple Road, Mokena

Amenities: The home is located near Interstates

355 and 80, and has plenty of room for a pole

building and horse/animals. The hot water

boiler, asphalt driveway, roof sheeting, shingles

and gutters are all new within the past threefive

years. New washer, refrigerator and oven this past year. The two-anda-half-car

garage, Anderson windows and the septic system

were new in 1993-1994, with some updates to the well and

septic recently. A new chain linked fence was added to the large

backyard in 2018.

Asking Price: $298,500

Listing Agent: Mary Jo

McFadden, (815) 861-

3021, maryjo.mcfadden@

bairdwarner.com

Listing Brokerage: Baird &

Warner Frankfort

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


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1003 Help Wanted

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/CONSULTATIVE SALES

for Custom Rubber Products Company

At Aero Rubber Company, Inc. we value the desire to succeed,

providing a great customer experience, and supporting our teams.

As a business development professional at Aero you’ll receive

in-depth training on our rubber products, so you can actively

identify new targets and establish new business from inception

through to final sale. To succeed, you’ll need to evaluate

opportunities, build relationships, and develop leads with

the support of targeted marketing campaigns. You’ll call on

qualified targets, provide technical sales consultations, develop

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This is an inside non-commissioned position;

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- 3-5 years minimum successful B2B business development and

industrial sales experience

- Prior consultative sales experience and relationship building

(not catalog sales)

- Proven track record of achieving results

- Strong phone presence with excellent verbal communication

and listening skills

- ISO and/or quality system experience a plus

Benefits:

- Medical/Dental/Vision

- 401K

- Performance Bonus

-Relocation Package

About Aero:

Located in SW Suburb of Chicago

46+ Years Strong

ISO 9001:2015

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to: bschatte@aerorubber.com

F/T and P/T RESIDENTIAL CLEANING

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708.873.9044 - MaidPro.com

customer_service_chisw@maidpro.com

Creamery is Now Hiring!

- Entry Level Positions

- Fast Paced Environment

- Weekday, Weeknight,

and/or Weekend Shifts

Positions at Mokena/Frankfort

Visit www.mycreamery.com/

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an application

Email your application to

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Media group looking for

Copy Editors/Writers

In-house Mon. - Fri., P/T

Journalism Background

Email Resume to

lucykate5@aol.com

Tractor-Trailer Drivers

Wanted

P/T, 20-30 hrs/week, days.

Drop & Hook Only,

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(Semi-Retired Preferred)

Call (708) 339-7971

1003 Help

Wanted

SALES SUPPORT

ASSISTANT

Due to our rapid growth and

expansion, Tinley Park

Industrial Manufacturing Sales

office seeks detail-oriented

Sales Assistant for full-time

position. A Sales Assistant at

ARC does both sale’s

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FAST-PACED office. The

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Excellent computer literacy

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Repeat customer & supplier

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Competitive salary & benefit

pkg incl. 401K.

Send letter & resume to:

cstratton@aerorubber.com

SW suburban insurance

agency seeking

PT Administrative Assistant/

Receptionist - 25 hrs per wk.

Computer skills required.

Insurance or accounting

experience preferred.

Must be detail-oriented.

Please send inquiries and work

history to:

Insurance HR@outlook.com

Alvernia Manor

Senior Living - Lemont

Hiring for 3 Positions

Registered Nurse

Full-Time Cook

Part-Time Driver

Call for Details

(630) 257-7721

P/T Salon/Spa Assistant

Located in Lockport

Every other Mon. 5-9,

Wed. 9-6, & Fri. 9 or 10-3

(815) 955-4650

1023 Caregiver

Experienced, female

caregiver looking for

come & go job in

Orland/Mokena/Homer

area. Excellent references

& affordable

Call or Text 312.532.7911

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1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing quality

care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

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visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1024 Senior

Companion

Offering Free Rent for a

Couple or Single Person to be

a Companion/Friend to an

88-year old man

(312) 209-5151

Garage

Sale

1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort 9045 Arbor Walk

Drive. Fri. 5/10 - Sat. 5/11,

9-4pm. Furniture, decor,

lamps, kitchenware, crafts,

quilting, preschool supplies,

and much more

Lockport 1323 Prodehl Drive.

May 9-10 - 11, 9-1pm. Morton

salt coffee cups, McDonalds

mugs, and much more

New Lenox 2069 Finborough

Circle. Thurs. 5/9 - Sat. 5/11,

8-2pm. Furniture, household

items, lights, tools

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Orland/Homer Bridelwood

Subdiv. Bell &Anand Brook

5/9 - 5/10 - 5/11, 9-3pm

Household, clothing, furniture

Tinley Park 7525 Claremont

Drive. Fri. 5/10 9-4pm, Sat.

5/11 8-4pm. Baby and toddler

clothes and toys, household

1054 Subdivision

Sale

Frankfort Autumn Field

Subdivision, corner of Wolf

and Laraway Roads. Sat. 5/11,

8-2pm. 15+ families!

1061 Autos Wanted

WANTED!

WE NEED CARS, TRUCKS & VANS

Running Or Not from Old to New!

Top Dollar Paid - Free Pick-Up

Locally Located

(708)205-8241

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Orland Park

Spacious 2BR, 2BA, condo in

Fountain Hills. Amazing water

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Upgraded white trim/doors &

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This building has underground

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Large private balcony

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Oak Forest Terrace

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Wills Apartments

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CLOSE TO METRA AND 1-80

708-479-2448

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 19849 GREEN MEADOWS PARK-

WAY, MOKENA, IL 60448 (SINGLE

FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED 3

CAR GARAGE.). On the 30th day of

May, 2019 to be held at 12:00 noon, at

the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57

N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

60432, under Case Title: NATION-

STAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR.

COOPER, Plaintiff V.BARBRA HA-

MOUD A/K/A BARBRA L HAMOUD;

OTHMAN HAMOUD A/K/A OTH-

MAN M HAMOUD; ILLINOIS HOUS-

ING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY;

MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; PORT-

FOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES,

L.L.C.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 1886 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County. Judgment amount is

$342,285.70 plus interest, cost and post

judgment advances, if any.

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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES

1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088

F:

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC

MEETING

On Thursday, May 9, at 3:00 p.m.,

a meeting will be conducted by

Mokena School District 159 at

Mokena Elementary School, 11244

Willowcrest Lane inMokena, IL in

Room S126. The purpose ofthis

meeting will be to discuss the district's

plan for providing special

education services tostudents who

attend private and home schools

within the district for the

2019-2020 school year. If you are a

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Notices

parent of a private school or

home-schooled student, who has

been identified with a disability

and you reside within the boundaries

of Mokena School District

159, you are urged to attend. If

you have further questions pertaining

to this meeting, please contact

Allison Cirone at 708-342-4900.

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Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC

D/B/A MR. COOPER,

Plaintiff,

vs.

BARBRA HAMOUD A/K/A BARBRA

L HAMOUD; OTHMAN HAMOUD

A/K/A OTHMAN M HAMOUD; ILLI-

NOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

AUTHORITY; MIDLAND FUNDING

LLC; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY AS-

SOCIATES, L.L.C.; UNKNOWN

OWNERS AND NON-RECORD

CLAIMANTS

Defendant. No. 18 CH 1886

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 26th day of March, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

30th day of May, 2019 ,commencing at

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

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street,

Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public

auction to the highest and best bidder

or bidders the following-described real

estate:

THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED

REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN THE

COUNTY OF WILL, IN THE STATE

OF ILLINOIS: LOT 12 IN WEBER'S

GREEN MEADOWS-PHASE 1, A

SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 8,

AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST

1/4 OF SECTION 17, ALL IN TOWN-

SHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

RECORDED 11/4/1992 AS DOCU-

MENT NO. R92-87718 AND CER-

TIFICATE OF CORRECTION TO

WEBER'S GREEN MEADOWS

PHASE 1, RECORDED 4/27/1993 AS

DOCUMENT NO. R93-031988.

Commonly known as: 19849

GREEN MEADOWS PARKWAY,

MOKENA, IL 60448

Description of Improvements:

SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH AT-

TACHED 3 CAR GARAGE.

P.I.N.: 19-09-08-478-003-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County. Judgment amount is

$342,285.70 plus interest, cost and post

judgment advances, if any.

In the event the property is a condomin-

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Notices

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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES

1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088

F: MIKE KELLEY

Plaintiff's Attorney

Sheriff of Will County

STATE OF ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-

CUIT

WILL COUNTY

HOMESTAR BANK AND FI-

NANCIAL

SERVICES, an Illinois Banking

Corporation,

Plaintiff,

vs.

Amy Hood a/k/a Amy L. Hood,

Pheasant Ridge Condominium Association,

Unknown Owners and

Non-Record Claimants

Defendants.

Case No. 19CH559

NOTICE OF

PENDENCY OF ACTION

NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN TO

UNKNOWN OWNERS and

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, of

the Complaint for Foreclosure filed

in the above entitled cause on the

9th day of April, 2019, and that

they are named Defendants in the

above entitled cause, pursuant to

the provisions of Illinois Compiled

Statutes, 735 ILCS 5/15-1502 and

that the above entitled mortgage

foreclosure suit is now pending in

said Court and that day on or after

which default may be entered

against said Defendants isMay 31,

2019 and that the information applies

to said foreclosure proceedings:

1. The names of all Plaintiffs and

the case number are identified

above.

2. The Court in which said action

was brought is identified above.

3. The names of the title holder of

record is: Amy Hood a/k/a Amy L.

Hood

4. A legal description of the real

estate sufficient to identify itwith

reasonable certainty is as follows:

Unit 52, as delineated on the

Pheasant Ridge Condominium survey

of certain lots or part thereof in

Pheasant Ridge, being asubdivision

in the South Half of Section 7,

Township 35 North, Range 12 East

of the Third Principal Meridian,

according tothe plat thereof recorded

July 17, 1972, as Document

Number #R72-19885, which survey

isattached as Exhibit "A" to

declaration ofcondominium made

by Bank ofLyons, anIllinois Cor-

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Notices

poration, as Trustee under Trust

Agreement dated March 16, 1972,

and known as Trust #1251, recorded

in the office of the Recorder

of Deeds ofWill County, Illinois,

as Document

Number R72-30844, as amended

from time to time; together with a

percentage of the common elements

appurtenant to said unit as

set forth insaid declaration, also,

together with an easement for parking

purposes in and toparking area

P-52, asdefined and set forth in

said declaration and survey, in Will

County, Illinois.

Which is commonly known as

19530 S 115th Avenue, Unit D,

Mokena, Illinois 60448.

PIN: 19-09-07-410-008

5. Identification ofthe mortgage

sought to be foreclosed is as follows:

(a) Name of Mortgagor: Amy

Hood a/k/a Amy L. Hood

(b) Name of Mortgagee: Homestar

Bank and Financial Services

(c) Date ofMortgage: February 5,

2010

(d) Date of Recording: February

22, 2010

(e) County where recorded: Will

County

(f) Identification of recording:

R2010-019189

Andrea Lynn Chasteen

Clerk of the Circuit Court

PREPARED BY:

Claire Chaplinski

Attorney at Law

200 E. Court Street, Suite 212

Kankakee, IL 60901

815-939-7155

Chaplinski.lawfirm@gmail.com

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Carly Alvers

Mokena resident Carly

Alvers is a sophomore infielder

on the Lincoln-Way

Central softball team.

How long have you

played softball and

how did you get

started?

I started playing softball

when I was 7 years old at

the Mokena Park District. I

played there for two years

and then I got into travel

ball with the Mokena Blast

and then the Blue Wave.

Now, I’m on the Sparks.

What do you like most

about the sport?

The challenges and the

competition I get to face

along the way. Also, making

friendships that will

last a lifetime.

What’s your favorite

softball memory so

far?

Making the varsity team

at Lincoln-Way Central as

a freshman. There are so

many talented players at

our school, so just to make

the team as a freshman

was a huge accomplishment.

Then making allconference

and all-state

were huge honors, too.

What was like it

playing right away as

a freshman?

To be honest, I was

really nervous in the beginning,

but all the girls

were so welcoming, and

they boosted my confidence.

What advice would

you give to current

freshmen?

I’d say cherish every

moment you have because

you’ll never play with that

exact same team again.

Never take softball for

granted. It could end any

time, so play your heart

out every game.

Do you have any

superstitions?

Before every game, I

have to put on the same

perfume. I’ve been doing

this since I was 12 years

old and I feel like if I don’t

have it, I’m not going to do

well. I also have to wear

the same headband and my

lucky bow.

If you could be anyone

else for a day, who

would you want to

be?

Definitely Kris Bryant.

I’d want to see how he

Photo submitted

works every day. He’s such

a good baseball player and

I love watching him play

every game. It’d be cool to

put myself in his shoes.

Do you have a

favorite TV show?

Definitely “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The show keeps me

guessing and I learn a lesson

about anatomy every

single episode. I can’t go

a day without watching it.

Who would you pay to

see in concert?

I really like Taylor

Swift. I went to her concert

last year and it was such an

amazing experience. I’d

definitely see her again.

Do you have any

hidden talents?

I can guess the title of

any song within like five

seconds. When me and my

friends are in the car, we

play a game to see who

can guess the song and I

win every time.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar

This Week In

Knights Varsity

Athletics

Badminton

■May ■ 10 - at State

Tournament at Eastern

Illinois U., 9:30 a.m.

■May ■ 11 - at State

Tournament at Eastern

Illinois U., 9:30 a.m.

Baseball

■May ■ 9 - at Thornridge,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 14 - hosts Joliet

West, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

■May ■ 14 - hosts LW Central

Regional semifinal vs.

Thornwood, 4:30 p.m.

Softball

■May ■ 10 - hosts

Thornwood, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 14 - at Plainfield

North, 4:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis

■May ■ 9 - at SWSC Meet at

Bradley-Bourbonnais, 4:30

p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at SWSC Meet

at Bradley-Bourbonnais, 8

a.m.

Boys Track and Field

■May ■ 9 - at SWSC Meet at

Thornridge, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 15 - at Bloom

Sectional, 1 p.m.

Girls Track and Field

■May ■ 10 - at Homewood-

Flossmoor Sectional, 2 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

■May ■ 9 - hosts LW West,

5:30 p.m.

hockey

From Page 38

“Hockey was something

that was always there for

me. There was never a

time when I didn’t want

to play hockey. When one

season ended, I couldn’t

wait until the next one. It

was tough, but it was definitely

worth it in the end.”

■May ■ 14 - at Sandburg,

5:30 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■May ■ 9 - vs. Bradley-

Bourbonnais at LW West

Sectional, 6 p.m.

■May ■ 10-11 - at LW West

Sectional, TBA

Girls Water Polo

■May ■ 10-11 - at LW West

Sectiomal, TBA

Griffins Varsity

Athletics

Badminton

■May ■ 10 - at State

Tournament at Eastern

Illinois U., 9:30 a.m.

■May ■ 11 - at State

Tournament at Eastern

Illinois U., 9:30 a.m.

Baseball

■May ■ 10 - hosts Joliet

West, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - hosts Burlington

Central, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 13 - vs. Bolingbrook

at Route 66 Stadium, Joliet,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 15 - hosts

Bolingbrook, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

■May ■ 9 - at Plainfield

Central, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - PepsiCo

Showdown championship

vs. Marist at Lyons, 9 a.m.

■May ■ 14 - vs. Stagg at LW

Central Regional semifinal,

6 p.m.

Softball

■May ■ 10 - at Plainfield

East, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - hosts Joliet

West, 10 a.m.

Malinowski was part

of McKendree’s first

women’s hockey team in

2016-2017. This season,

her junior year, the team

qualified for the American

Collegiate Hockey Association

national tournament

for the first time.

She hopes for more big

things at McKendree and

beyond.

■May ■ 14 - at Stagg, 4:30

p.m.

Boys Tennis

■May ■ 9 - at SWSC Meet at

Lockport, 4 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at SWSC Meet at

Lockport, 8:30 a.m.

Boys Track and Field

■May ■ 15 - at Bloom

Sectional, 1 p.m.

Girls Track and Field

■May ■ 10 - at Homewood-

Flossmoor Sectional, 2 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

■May ■ 9 - at Bolingbrook,

5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at North Central

College quad, 9 a.m.

■May ■ 14 - at LW West,

5:30 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■May ■ 9 - vs. TBD at LW

West Sectional, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 10-11 - at LW West

Sectional, TBA

Girls Water Polo

■May ■ 10-11 - at LW West

Sectiomal, TBA

Lincoln-Way co-op

Athletics

Boys Lacrosse

■May ■ 9 - hosts Downers

Grove South, 7:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at Dunlap, 10:30

a.m.

■May ■ 13 - at Hinsdale

Central, 7 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse

■May ■ 13 - hosts Wheaton-

Warrenville South, 7:30

p.m.

■May ■ 14 - at Naperville

North, 7:30 p.m.

“I’d love to play professional

hockey,” she said.

“And I definitely want to

play for Team USA again.

The next [World University

Games] are in 2021

and I plan to go to graduate

school, so I’d be eligible

for that team. I’d love to

get another chance to put

on that jersey.”


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LW Central grad enjoys Team USA shot

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way Central

graduate and New Lenox native

Jazmin Malinowski has

played hockey nearly her

entire life, and she grew up

imagining herself one day

playing for Team USA.

“I used to always dream

about playing for an Olympic

team,” Malinowski said. “I

grew up watching [Sandburg

graduate and Olympic hockey

player] Kendall Coyne

[Schofield] and playing with

her,” Malinowski said. “Then

watching what she was able

to accomplish, I was like,

‘Whoa, I want to do that.’

I made it a goal to work my

hardest and get there.”

Malinowski still has Olympic

aspirations, but in March

she got her first taste of what

it’s like to represent her country

in international competition.

Now a junior goaltender

at McKendree University

in downstate Lebanon, Malinowski

was chosen to play

on the United States team in

the World University Games

in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

“The whole thing started to

develop last year,” Malinowski

said. “My dad [Rich] told

me to make sure I was ready

to play, make sure I hit the

gym and was playing at my

best, because they’d be picking

players for the team.

“In practice, I made sure

I stopped like every single

puck. I wanted to be at my

best to have a chance to make

the team. Waiting to see if

I’d make the team was really

nerve- wracking.”

College coaches were able

to nominate players for the

team, and a selection committee

then invited players based

on their evaluations of their

play with their college teams.

Malinowski got the call in

January informing her she was

Lincoln-Way Central graduate Jazmin Malinowski and fellow goaltender Hannah Stone don

their Team USA jerseys before a game at the World University Games in March in Krasnoyarsk,

Russia. Photo submitted.

one of two goalies chosen.

“When I got the confirmation,

that was really cool,” she

said. “My family was so excited

for me.”

Putting on a Team USA

jersey for the first time was a

moment Malinowski said she

will never forget.

“It was really cool to see

my last name on the back and

USA on the front,” she said.

“It was such an honor.”

The United States went 2-5

at the tournament and finished

fourth. Malinowski was in the

net for at least part of both

wins. She played the whole

way in a 5-2 win over Switzerland,

making 19 saves, and

split time with fellow goalie

Hannah Stone in a 6-1 victory

over China.

She also played in a 10-0

loss to a high-powered Russian

team.

“Playing against Switzerland,

it was a little bit faster

than what I was used to, and

then going from that game to

the Russia game, it was like a

whole jump up to another level,”

Malinowski said. “It was

fun to play against those girls

and get that experience. They

were so fast, so skilled. It was

like they were either going to

score or I was going to have to

make an amazing save.”

Malinowski said the trip

was her first time in a country

besides the United States and

Canada.

“The whole experience was

really cool,” she said. “Russia

was really interesting to visit.

The food was really different,

the culture was like a shock

for me. It was really fun getting

to play there, though.”

Malinowski was adopted

when she was 3 years old.

Her parents, Rich and Erin,

were both hockey players and

coaches. Rich played at Marquette

and Erin at Illinois.

Shortly after she was adopted,

when she was only 3 or

4, Malinowski began playing

hockey.

“I was kind of a natural

when I learned how to skate,

and then I wanted hockey gear

right away,” she said. “I knew

I wanted to be a goalie.”

It wasn’t always easy carving

out a path to be a women’s

hockey player. Malinowski

played on boys teams until

she was 12. After a couple

years with the Chicago Mission

girls team, she spent most

of her high school years playing

for the Milwaukee Junior

Admirals girls team.

“I’d have to leave school,

do my homework in the car,

sleep in the car,” she said. “It

was different growing up than

most people. I wouldn’t get

home until maybe 10 every

night. I’m glad I had those experiences,

though.

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highlights

The rest of the week in high school

sports

Badminton

LW Central’s Underhill wins sectional title,

Griffins send two to state

Gillian Underhill, a Lincoln-Way Central

senior, won the singles title at the Homewood-Flossmoor

Sectional on May 2.

Underhill beat Stagg’s Nikki Marsh

22-20, 21-12 in the championship match

and will represent the Knights at the state

meet, which begins Friday, May 10 at

Eastern Illinois University.

LW East seniors Paige Carlson and

Casey Kirschsieper also advanced to state

by finishing second and third, respectively,

in singles at the Plainfield East Sectional.

Girls track and field

Knights, Griffins take SWSC titles

Jess LeVigni won the long jump (17 feet-

11.5 inches) and pole vault (10-3) to lead

Lincoln-Way Central to its fourth conference

title in program history.

The Knights finished with 151 points to

hold off Thornton (137), which had won

the previous two titles, for the SouthWest

Suburban Red crown.

Also winning for LW Central were Rachel

Baumgartner in the 800 meters (2 minutes,

28.51 seconds), Mackenzie Brownrigg

in the 1600 (5:21.96) and Merrigan

Allen in the 3200 (11:37.26).

The Knights’ 3200 relay team of

Baumgartner, Brownrigg, Samantha Waters

and Lexie Kamp (10:12.22) also was

victorious.

LW East, meanwhile, tied Homewood-

Flossmoor for the SouthWest Suburban

Blue title, both teams scoring 167 points.

Winning titles for the Griffins were Ashley

Mills in the 800 (2:25.23), Jenna Couwenhoven

in the 1600 (5:28.98), Katie

Sciarini in the 300 hurdles (45.89), Mackenzie

O’Brien in the discus (108-1), Emma

Barnard in the pole vault (10-3) and Mariam

Azeez in the long jump (18-2.25).

Softball

Providence breaks school record with 17th

straight win

Maggie Joutras drove in five runs in

game two and Shannon Smith homered

twice and had four RBIs in game one as

Providence swept a May 1 doubleheader

with Trinity, winning 12-0 and 19-2 to

extend its winning streak to 17.


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Baseball

Knights overcome rough start, roll past Providence

Steve Millar/22nd Century

Media

1st and 3

THREE LOCAL TEAMS

ON LONG WINNING

STREAKS

1. LW co-op girls

lacrosse

Lincoln-Way remained

undefeated

and picked up its

12th straight win,

beating District 230

16-13 on April 29.

Caroline Behrens

(above) scored seven

goals.

2. Providence softball

The Celtics broke a

school record with

their 17th straight

victory, a 19-2 rout

of Trinity, on May 1.

Maggie Joutras had

five RBIs. Providence

also clinched at least

a share of the GCAC

Red title with the win.

3. LW Central softball

The Knights extended

their winning

streak to 13 with

an 8-0 shutout of

crosstown rival LW

West on May 2 at the

Rosemont Dome.

Amanda Weyh

tossed a complete

game shutout and

Sydney Grein drove

in three runs.

Steve Millar, Sports Editor

Just an inning into its

May 1 game at crosstown

rival Providence, Lincoln-

Way Central found itself

down five runs.

Celtics ace and Arizona

State recruit Bryce Barnett

was on the mound.

It was not an enviable

position for the Knights

to be in. In fact, it’s a spot

junior catcher Liam Higgins

doesn’t think Central

could have dug itself out

of earlier in the season.

“Our biggest problem at

the beginning of the year is

when things went bad, we

got down on ourselves,”

Higgins said. “We’ve got

a lot of leadership that’s

developed since the beginning

of the year and now

we get down and we think,

‘We’re still in this game.’”

The Knights were certainly

still in it against the

Celtics. They answered

with nine runs in the second

inning, knocking Barnett

out early, and romped

to a 16-6 win in five innings.

“We go down five,

they’ve got their ace going,

we could’ve quit,” Central

coach Mitch Nowicki said.

“But we didn’t. We had the

big second inning and just

built from there.”

It was a stunning turn

of events for Providence

coach Mark Smith.

“We came out with

five runs, felt really good

about it, had our guy on

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“It was really cool to see my last name on the back and

USA on the front. It was such an honor.”

Jazmin Malinowski - LW Central graduate, on playing for Team USA in the World

University Games in Russia

Lincoln-Way Central senior Noah Cantleberry

earned the win in relief May 1 as the Knights topped

Providence 16-6.

the mound,” Smith said.

“That’s the first time

in four years I’ve seen

(Barnett) struggle with

his command, but he’ll

bounce back and he’ll be

fine.

“It was just one of those

games where we couldn’t

get them out, and offensively

we haven’t been

putting up enough runs

to be able to keep up in a

game like this.”

While the Knights’ offense

caught fire, senior

lefty Noah Cantleberry

was brilliant in relief.

Cantleberry came into

the game with just one out

recorded in the bottom of

the first. The Celtics (13-

11) led 5-0 and had the

bases loaded for the top of

its lineup.

Cantleberry got a strikeout

and a groundout to

escape the jam and set the

Tune In

stage for the Knights (14-

8) to come back.

“My mindset was just

to go in, throw strikes, get

ahead of hitters,” Cantleberry

said. “I feel like we

got some momentum that

did carry over a lot. After

that inning, we really came

together as a team, put up

nine runs.”

Cantleberry threw 3 2/3

innings, allowing one run

on two hits while striking

out seven, to get the win.

Central’s offense then

exploded, with a big boost

from the bottom of the

lineup.

The first seven Knights

hitters of the second inning

reached base against

Barnett. Central had one

run in and the bases loaded

when Higgins, the No. 8

hitter, came up.

He smoked a 3-0 pitch

down the right-field line to

drive in two runs and make

it 5-3.

“At the beginning of

the year, I was taking 3-0

pitches, and (Nowicki)

told me, ‘Liam, you’ve got

to swing on 3-0,’” Higgins

said. “That was my first

swing of the year on 3-0.

I knew he was struggling

with his control on offspeed

pitches, and I knew

he was going to throw me

a fastball for a strike because

he didn’t want to

load the bases.”

Riley Murphy followed

with a RBI single.

“It was great,” Nowicki

said. “Liam gets a 3-0 fastball,

huge double. Riley

gets another RBI. When

you get production from

the guys in 7-8-9 spots, it

lights the fire for the rest of

the team.”

Kyle Labedz (3-for-4)

tied the game with a single

Water Polo, Thursday, May 9-Saturday, May 11 Lincoln-

Way West Sectional

• Boys and girls teams from all three Lincoln-Way

schools compete for a shot at state.

Lincoln-Way Central’s Liam Higgins connects for a tworun

double in the Knights’ 16-6 win over Providence on

May 1. Photos by Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

Index

and the Knights jumped

on top with RBI singles

from Ryan Kraft and Johnny

McGuire, and a tworun

base hit from Turner

Doran.

The Knights put up another

crooked number in

the fifth inning, scoring six

times to go up by 10.

Doran drove in three

runs, while Labedz, Kraft,

McGuire, Higgins and

Murphy each had two

RBIs. Every batter in the

Knights’ lineup had at

least one hit.

Barnett and Brennan

Geers had two RBIs each

to lead Providence, while

Jake Messelmann and Jake

Mucha each drove in one

run.

“Tip your cap to them,”

Smith said. “They swung

the bats, they hit the heck

out of it, they came in here

and kicked our butts.”

38 - High School Highlights

36 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

Steve Millar, s.millar@22ndcm.com.


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CONVINCING

COMEBACK LW Central

rallies from early deficit to

rout Providence, Page 39

SOPHOMORE STAR

Mokena resident and LW Central

softball standout Carly Alvers is

our Athlete of the Week, Page 36

Lincoln-Way Central graduate Jazmin Malinowski plays for the United States in

the World University Games in Russia, Page 38

LEFT: Lincoln-Way Central graduate Jazmin Malinowski represented the United States in the World University Games in March in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photo submitted

RIGHT: Jazmin Malinowski, a Lincoln-Way Central graduate, is the star goaltender of McKendree University’s women’s hockey team. Photo courtesy of McKendree athletics

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