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Friday

Tween Scene

3:30 May 24 and 29,

White Oak Library Lockport

Branch Children’s

Program Room, 121 E.

8th St. The library will

transform the children’s

programming room into a

comfy, cool space to hang

out with friends, do homework,

play games, and

more! There will be new

furniture, new games, and

snacks will always be welcome.

This is for 4th, 5th,

and 6th graders.

Saturday

Mental Health Month Yoga

Triathlon 2019

9 a.m.-noon May 25,

Dellwood Park Route 171

and Woods Drive, Lockport.

This fundraising

event will include a 5k run

or walk, one hour of yoga

and 30 minutes of meditation

all to raise money and

awareness for those suffering

from mental illness.

Funds raised through the

purchase of a $35 T-shirt

will go to the National Alliance

on Mental illness.

Tuesday

Exam Cram

3:30-8 p.m. May 28 and

29, White Oak Library

Lockport Branch Meeting

Room A/B, 121 E. 8th

St. For students needing

a quiet study space with

wifi, the library will provide

that and a tutor from

3:30-5:30 p.m. Plus, there

will be snacks and stress

reducing activities for

study breaks.

Summer Reading

Challenge: Read Under the

Stars

May 28- Friday, July

12, White Oak Library

Lockport Branch, 121 E.

8th St. Sign up for Read

Under the Stars -- the annual

Summer Reading

Challenge. Prizes including

a sign-up bonus prize

for three lucky people who

register by June 8th -- a

year-long membership to

Brookfield

UPCOMING

Tattoo City Skin Art 25th

Anniversary

Noon-8 p.m., Saturday,

June 1, 1601 S. State St

in Lockport and parking is

available at the Metra Station

just a 1/2 block North

on State Street. Tattoo

Skin City is celebrating

their 25th Anniversary and

to show appreciation to

their clients, they are holding

this event with a raffle

benefiting Main Street

Lockport. There will be art

in the attached Flower of

Life Art Gallery and local

businesses such as Sizzles,

George’s, Cakes XO, and

our future neighbors Tangled

Roots, have jumped

in to contribute with food,

beverages, and treats for

our guests.

Senior Expo

9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday,

June 5, Lockport

Township Government

Offices 1463 S Farrell Rd.,

Lockport IL. Lockport

TOwnship and AARP are

sponsoring this event with

30 vendors, designed to

help our Senior citizens be

more informed about organizations

and programs

available to them that will

lead to healthy, happy, safe

and productive lives.

Seussical Jr.

7 p.m. June 6, 7 and 8,

and 3 p.m. June 9, Taft

School’s Theatre at 1605

S. Washington St., Lockport

IL. See Dr. Seuss

characters brought to life

in the musical production

of Seussical Jr. Presented

by Bragi’s Players

youth theatre. Tickets are

$12.00 and can be purchased

at www.showtix4u/

events/bragisplayers For

more information email

colepay75@gmail.com.

Flag Day

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,

June 15, Lockport Square

Gazebo. Lockport residents

are invited to commemorate

Flag Day with

music and a presentation

during Lockport’s Old Canal

Day.

TRIAD Meeting

9 a.m., Wednesday,

June 19, Lockport Police

Department Community

Room 1212 S. Farrell

Road. TRIAD works

to improve the quality of

life for seniors by providing

an opportunity for

the exchange of information

between residents,

Law Enforcement and the

Lockport Community.

ONGOING

Citizens Against Ruining

the Environment

6-7:30 p.m. every third

Monday of the month,

White Oak Library Lockport

Branch, 121 E. 8th

St. CARE, a nonprofit allvolunteer

organization, is

to discuss environmental

and health-related issues

in Will County and the

surrounding areas. Community

service hours also

available.

Challenge Fitness Court

Rentals

Challenge Fitness, 2021

S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport,

offers court rentals

for tennis and racquetball/

wallyball courts when

Lockport Township Park

District programs are not

running. Tennis courts are

rented on a per-hour basis,

with rates beginning

at $14 an hour during the

summer. Racquetball/wallyball

courts begin at $3 an

hour and have a two-hour

limit. Individuals who are

not members of Challenge

Fitness are subject to guest

fees. For more information

on rates and court availability,

call (815) 838-

3621, ext. 0 or visit www.

lockportpark.org.

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All By Myself

Wednesday and Thursday

mornings, Dellwood

Park Volz Fieldhouse, 199

E. Woods Dr., Lockport.

The Lockport Township

Park District is offering

“All By Myself” classes

for 2- and 3-year-olds with

a parent or adult. Social

and emotional development

is the main focus of

this class. Teachers are

to help children develop

healthy separation habits,

make new friends,

exercise independence,

practice good manners

and develop foundational

literacy and math skills.

Parents are asked to pack a

small snack for their child.

Cost is $52 for residents

and $62 for non-residents.

Classes offered at a variety

of times, visit www.lockportpark.org

or call (815)

838-3621 ext. 0 for more

information.

SilverSneakers

Challenge Fitness, 2021

S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport.

Classic Fitness is

offered on Mon-Thurs

mornings which will increase

muscle strength

and range of movement

with a variety of exercises.

Yoga Stretch is offered on

Tuesday and Friday mornings

and helps moves the

body to increase flexibility

balance and range of

movement. SilverSneakers

classes are free to SilverSneakers

members and

$4 per class for walk-ins.

Visit www.lockportpark.

org or call (815) 838-3621

ext. 0 for details.

Moose Lodge Bingo

7 p.m. Wednesdays,

Lockport Moose Lodge

118 E. 10th Street, Lockport.

Specials, raffles,

jackpots and video gaming

are scheduled to take

place. For more information,

visit www.lockport

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Lockport City Council

Contract approved for Farrell Road bike path,

demolition plans for Sloyan Building discussed

Jessie Molloy

Freelance Reporter

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Community supports

Lockport Love at annual

Candlelight Bowl

The Lockport City

Council approved a contract

for the long-in-development

bike path along

Farrell Road at its May 15

meeting.

The eight-foot wide path

is to run along the west

side of Farrell from 163rd

Street to 167th Street and

include a guard rail along

its east side. Because of

the length of the planning

process and changes

made to the project, the

City was uncertain if the

path would qualify for an

IDOT grant and, therefore,

budgeted $560,000 for the

construction. The project

did receive approval for

grant funding and IDOT

received bids lower than

the original estimates.

The Council voted to

approve the contract with

P.T. Ferro in the amount of

$334,678. However, since

the grant is an 80-20 split

with IDOT picking up the

larger portion of the cost,

the City is to only be paying

a cost of $66,935.

The board voted to approve

that spending out

of MFT funds, as well as

$51,000 in construction

engineering services for

the project.

Lockport’s Director of

Public Works Brent Cann

noted that the project is

a “good use” of the MFT

funds, and that the plan

“frees up $560,000 in the

budget for capital projects.”

Although the plan had

at one point also included

path pieces for Briggs and

Division streets, those portions

of path will need to

be considered in future

projects.

City Administrator Ben

Benson noted that Division

Street is a County

road and could be done in

the near future if the road

is rebuilt.

The Council also voted

unanimously to approve

improvements to the Hamilton

Street parking lot

across from the city hall

building. The board approved

a contract with V3

construction to eliminate

the “tripping hazards” in

the parking lot including

loose concrete, repave the

lot and alley, and restore

the lot’s damaged curbs

and islands. The project

is to also include drainage

improvements by repairing

the existing storm

sewer and installing a new

one.

In addition to the public

lot, the City reached

an agreement with two

private property owners

with lots to the west and

south of the lot. In order

for the property owners to

get a better price on their

restoration work, the City

included their property in

the construction bid, and

will send them separate

invoices to cover their portion

of the costs.

The two private lots are

receiving similar maintenance

work, while the

property owner to the west

is covering the entire cost

of their project, the City

is covering a portion of

the southern lot’s cost in

exchange for the property

owner providing the city

with a sidewalk easement.

The city’s cost for the

project totals $274,520.

Construction will take

place this summer.

District 205

The board voted to approve

a special use permit

for Lockport Township

High School to allow the

district to pave the gravel

Athletic Field parking lot

at 800 Garfield St. After

ensuring that the area has

adequate storm sewers and

the pavement will not result

in flooding, the Council

voted unanimously to

approve the change.

Sloyan Building

The Committee of the

Whole discussed the

plans to demolish the

Sloyan Building at 201

W. 6th St. According

to Benson, the property

owner was unable to pay

for the building’s maintenance

or demolition, so

in exchange for the deed

to the property the City

is taking on the responsibility

of demolishing it.

The project is out to bid,

so the exact cost of the

project is unknown, however,

Benson acknowledged

that the City hopes

to make its money back

selling the property to a

developer.

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New District 92 superintendent to begin July 1

Arnold currently

superintendent

at Downers Grove

school district

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Will County School District

92 welcomes in a new

superintendent

starting

July 1.

Dr. Tim

Arnold has

Arnold

been hired

by the District

92

Board of Education

to a four-year contract

that pays $200,000

annually.

Arnold, who is currently

superintendent at Center

Cass School District 66 in

Downers Grove, also has

served as an elementary

school principal, middle

school assistant principal,

a dean of students at Normal

West High School and

a special education teacher.

He received all three of his

degrees — undergraduate,

graduate and doctorate —

at Illinois State University

and is currently an adjunct

professor there, teaching

an assessment class for

prospective principals.

His start in education

Arnold did not always

dream of being an educator.

In fact, if it was not for

his girlfriend — now wife,

Stacie — he may never

have gone down that path.

During his senior year

in high school, Stacie encouraged

him to join a

program helping students

with special needs. It was

a perfect fit.

“That changed my life

— working with the students

there,” Arnold said.

“It opened my eyes to a

lot. That got me to change

my major. Senior year,

you already know where

you are going to school. I

was going to go be a civil

engineer. But I got into

this, and I [felt] this was

my passion, and this is

what I wanted to do. So,

I changed my college and

changed my major. I went

to ISU to be a special education

major.”

After earning his undergraduate

degree,

he took a job as a special

education teacher

at Bloomington Public

Schools District 87. Later

on in his career, he began

thinking about going

back to school to get his

master’s degree in curriculum

instruction. But the

principal Arnold worked

for at the time encouraged

him to go the route

of school administration.

Arnold said that at the

time, he felt he could not

imagine himself as a principal.

“There’s no way I can be

a principal — I’m a teacher,”

he recalled. “It’s funny,

though — the more experience

you get, the more you

think, ‘I can do this.’”

And so began the next

chapter of his career, this

time in education administration.

Administration experience

Arnold was hired as superintendent

at District 66

in 2012. He said the biggest

thing he has learned

in his time there is that

relationships matter — be

it teacher-student, teacherparent

or teacher-administrator.

“Without those relationships

in place, you can’t

move forward as a school

district,” he said. “It’s just

the nature of what we do.

If we’re talking school

improvement, you can’t

have that unless you have

that collaborative piece in

place as a system and organization.”

Arnold said the “feedback

loop” for students

and how assessment is

happening in the classroom

are crucial aspects,

as well.

“If students aren’t engaged,

and we don’t have

a student voice in that

learning, we’re limited in

what we can do,” Arnold

said. “Teaching, for me, is

change. When I got out of

school, we taught where

you teach at the kids. We

kind of knew it didn’t work

back then, but we kept doing

it. We know now that

doesn’t work. What has

to happen now is students

[being] part of the learning

process — their voice, and

their driving that part of it.”

Arnold said Lockport is

a “very comfortable” community

for him. He and his

wife have socialized and

dined in town for years.

And when it came to

District 92, Arnold said he

saw some opportunities to

not only take the next step

in his career but also to be

able to further the district’s

reputation and continue to

improve it.

Meanwhile, District 92

Board of Education President

Matthew Dusterhoft

said one of the first things

the board members were

looking for in a candidate

was experience.

“We’re a good district

with lots of good things

happening, and we’re

looking to continue to

grow and perform better,”

Dusterhoft said. “Someone

with experience with leadership

as a superintendent

was a key hiring decision.

Through the entire interview

process — including

time that he had to spend

with community members,

staff and other administrators

— everyone believed

that [Arnold] would be a

good fit with our district.

His leadership style was

attractive to both the board

and the staff that got an

opportunity to interview

him.”

Dusterhoft said the

board members presented

two candidates to the staff

and gave them an opportunity

to provide feedback.

“Across the board, they

really felt like this was

someone who will listen

to [them] and take [their]

professional opinions and

thoughts in mind as decisions

are made and goals

are set,” Dusterhoft said.

Ultimately, he feels Arnold

will be a good match

for the district.

“I think the unanimous

vote by the board to approve

his contract and

hire him speaks volumes

to our confidence in him

and what he can provide

the school district,” Dusterhoft

said.

Initial focus

When he takes over in

July, Arnold said he is going

to focus right away on

what he called “guaranteed

and viable curriculum,” or

alignment of a system.

“We can’t in public education

get better if we’re

not aligning our efforts —

from preschool, all the way

to high school,” Arnold

said. “How do we ensure

that whatever we put down

on paper that every kindergartner

or third-grader or

eighth-grader is supposed

to be learning and achieving

— how do we know

that is really happening?

There is the guaranteed

part: That every student

gets that experience.

“The viable part is: Do

we have the right amount

of expectations with the

time that we have in the

school day?”

Arnold said there aren’t

always enough minutes in

the day or days in the year

to teach to the expectations

that are currently set.

“So, how do we make

sure it is the curriculum we

say we’re going to do?”

Arnold said.

He also wants to focus

conversations on what

constitutes a quality school

and determining where the

gaps are with the district

and how to improve.

From there, it is all about

finding solutions — and

Arnold will get his chance

at putting those in place

beginning this summer.


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the lockport legend | May 23, 2019 | 5

Camp 911 teaches Fairmont

students variety of lessons

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

When Fairmont Superintendent

Diane Cepela,

along with Kim Bezek

and Jodi Falica, organized

Camp 911 they didn’t realize

the students at the

school would learn about

inclement weather in a real

situation.

When the sky became

dark over Fairmont School

Thursday, May 16, with

sheets of rain falling, the

school went into tornado

drill mode.

“This is two-fold for

us,” Cepela said. “When

we had a tornado drill,

several of our young children

were scared. No. 1,

we don’t want the students

to be afraid of our policemen,

emergency management

and firemen. We

want them to feel safe. The

other part of this is a career

awareness... Because of

the weather scare we just

Fairmont students Arely Urqulzo (left) and Nevaeh Cook

eat popcorn during Camp 911.

had, the students felt safe

seeing the uniformed Will

County Sheriff officers

and learning about emergency

care management.”

A helicopter landing

was planned at the school

for the event, but because

of the weather they had to

cancel it, along with appearances

by fire trucks

and an ambulance.

“I’ve done Camp 911

before but not here,” Cepela

said. “We’ve done

your traditional career

fair in the gym for Fairmont’s

older students, fifth

through eighth grade. This

year we are doing a fair for

younger students.”

Camp 911 was geared

toward students from Pre-

K through fifth grade.

About 200 students took

part in instructional settings

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Lockport AFJROTC instructor looks back on decades of service

Alex Ivanisevic

Assistant Editor

After 20 years of instructing

the Air Force

JROTC, Air Force Veteran

and “role model”

Maj. Steve Brown is bidding

farewell to Lockport

Township High School.

Brown served in the

U.S. Air Force for 23 years

before eventually taking

on an instructor position at

LTHS for the AFJROTC.

He will be retiring at the

end of this school year after

two decades in the position.

Looking back on his

time spent instructing

students and serving the

committing, he remarked

on how rewarding it has

been seeing the students

become excited to help,

despite how time consuming

it can be.

“If you have a heavily

involved program, it is

going to be time-consuming,”

Brown said. “The

only month I can honestly

say I didn’t have anything

scheduled for JROTC was

July.”

He said the time commitment

depends on the

JROTC’s dedication to

community service hours.

Since the early 2000s,

Brown said the LTHS

JROTC has consistently

put forth more than 3,000

hours of service per year.

“I’ve always had cadets

who were eager to take on

new things and of course,

every cadet had their favorite

of the things we

would do, but particularly

I had students asking ‘is

there anything else we can

do?’,” Brown said.

Brown spoke highly of

the students he has become

familiar with teaching.

The idea to turn to teaching

came to him when he

knew his time in the Air

Force was coming to an

end.

During Brown’s time in

the Air Force, he enlisted

in 1974 and retired from

his service in 1997, he

said “I had taught second

lieutenants in my career

LTHS JROTC Instructor Major Steve Brown (left) and

MSgt. Andy Kinne helped the cadets prepare for the

Homecoming Pep Assembly at Lockport.

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field when I was a captain

and I really enjoyed it, so

I thought there’s always

a JROTC option teaching

high school students.”

He said after doing some

research once he became

interested in instructing

a high school’s JROTC

unit, “nobody answered

the phone but Lockport.”

He had an interview with

the then JROTC instructor

and although the position

was not yet listed,

before the end of the interview

he was offered the

position.

“It was kinda crazy, and

I didn’t know at the time,

but if I had a choice today

I would re-pick Lockport,”

Brown said. “It has been

the best place to teach

JROTC, it’s been a joy and

it is going to be tough to

walk out the door for the

last time because I have really

enjoyed teaching high

school students.”

Working together to

benefit the community and

school is at the core of the

JROTC, Brown said.

“The JROTC is a team

and, depending on your

leadership and what an

instructor can do and can

influence, it can very much

be a family,” he said.

He said over the years

cadets have told him,

“I am so glad I joined

JROTC because it has

been my home and it has

been like a family and they

would often say that when

getting ready to graduate,

JROTC has been - besides

the academic opportunities

at LTHS - JROTC has

been the best thing.”

Principal Dennis Hicks

has witnessed first hand

almost the entirety of

Brown’s time with the

LTHS JROTC.

“Overall, as a principal

working with Major

Brown, it has been both an

honor and a pleasure for

me because what he does

is teaches respect and service

and our cadets have

been very fortunate to

have him as an instructor

and a leader,” Hicks said.

He said Brown’s leadership

skills are “outstanding,”

and he also remarked

on what he believes stands

out most about the JROTC

cadets at Lockport is the

amount of time they put in

to assisting at the school,

their leadership and service.

Hicks said Brown will

be missed at Lockport, he

“leads by example, and

has modeled the behavior”

expected from the cadets

in the LTHS JROTC.

“Leadership and service

are two major areas Brown

focuses on,” Hicks added,

“he really has been a great

asset at Lockport Township

High School the last

couple of decades.”

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each of the nine stations

for 10 minutes. The stations

included kitchen

safety, dialing 911 and

how to react in inclement

weather. Will County police

officers spoke about

bike safety and showed

students a SWAT truck.

Walking around and taking

photos, fifth-grader

Jeremiah said he learned a

lot from the day’s events.

“I like helping people,”

he said. ”I liked seeing the

SWAT truck and learning

about bike safety. I learned

how to stay safe if a tornado

comes. If a tornado comes,

I know what to do now.”

Bezek, a school conselor,

was one of the Camp

911 organizers. Bezak

along with Falica, the

school’s nurse, wanted

Fairmont students to learn

a number of safety drills.

“This year we wanted

the students to learn about

first aid, medication safety,

inclement weather, how to

call 911 and what to call

the emergency number

for,” Bezek said.

It was the first year for

Camp 911 at Fairmont

School. Falica taught the

students about medication

safety.

“This is important for

the students to learn how

to keep themselves safe in

different areas of life,” Bezek

said.

“I want to teach the students

not to be afraid of

people that help us and,

Deputy Jeff Jerz from the Will County Sheriff’s Office

shows Fairmont students, Malik Clayton (middle) and

Ramon Martinez a SWAT truck Thursday, May 16, during

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Roofing it

Officers take to Lockport Dunkin’ rooftop to raise funds for

Special Olympics Illinois

Lockport police officer Debbie Schenk (right) gives Special Olympian Rikki Kirsch a

hug at the Lockport Dunkin’.

Dunkin’ mascot Latte meets the stuffed animal of 2-year-old Gabija Rundell (middle)

Friday, May 17, as her sister, Regina, 4, looks on. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century

Media

Alicia Hrvatin, Lockport Community Service Officer stands on top of the Lockport

Dunkin’ Donuts as she helped raise funds for Special Olympics. Donations for the

day came out to $4,661.

A customer going through the Lockport

Dunkin’ stops by to donate to Special

Olympics.

A donation bucket for Special Olympics

hangs by the drive-thru window at the

Lockport Dunkin’.


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Honoring the Fallen

In honor of Memorial Day this Monday, May 27, The Lockport Legend is

honoring service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. Below is a list of

Lockport service members who have died while serving their country since the

Civil War, compiled from www.memorial.lths.org, www.thewall-us.com, www.

icasualties.org www.koreanwar.org, and with the help of John Johnson, Brian

Boland and Ken Dobson from the Lockport Geneological Society, as well as

Lockport Township High School teacher Ron Vasile and LTHS files.

The Legend salutes all those who have served and continue to serve our

country.

Civil War

April 12, 1861 – April 9,

1865

Lockport area high

school alumni

Albert Anderson

Herbert Anthony

George Barrett

John Bartie

Elijah Basset

John Beagley

Curtis Beal

Abbott Benoni

James Blount

Martin Brinkerhoff

Robert Brown

Albert Bump

Albert Chamberlain

Henry Clark

Thomas Clayton

John Conners

John Crosby

Enos Dodge

Theodore Dorkendoff

Urias Frey

William Hartwell

Benjamin Hopkins

John Hopkins

Thomas Humphrey

Andrew Kenney

Jefferson Knight

Aaron Legg

John Lepp

Charles Maguire

George Mason

Lorenzo Mason

Wade McFadden

Michael Murphy

Daniel O’Brien

William Parks

Seward Pettingill

William Poor

Lewis Prosser

Sidney Quick

Riley Ritchey

Alonzo Rose

Charles Rowley

Mathias Snyder

James Stice

Marcus Taylor

Edward Townsend

Peter Wagner

Joseph Walker

James Wells

Edward Welsh

Nelson Wicker

Albert Zweifel

World War I

July 28, 1914-November

11, 1918

Lockport Township

High School alumni

Edward G. Blakeslee

Carl O. Rosequist

Lawrence A. King

World War II

September 1,

1939-September 2,

1945

Lockport Township

High School alumni

Hugh Allison

John Baxter

Arnold Bertelson

Melvin Boe

Nolan Etchison

David Faut

Stephen Fracaro

Frank Graning

Bernard Homerding

Fred Johnson

John Kirkham

John Krpan

Donald Markstrom

Andrew Materna

Howard Mathison

John Melanovich

Robert Pierce

Arthur Pius

Robert Popovich

Joseph Radich

James Smith

Earl Smithpeters

Charles Sovich

Frank Spiecker

Melvin Strong

Joseph Tusek

Jack Underwood

Adam Vanchina

Robert Whalen

Robert Ziesemer

Korean War

June 25, 1950-Jan. 31,

1955

Adam Peter Tymowicz

Marvin Odell Walters

James M. Smith

Vietnam War

Dec. 22, 1961-May 7,

1975

Lockport Township

High School alumni

John Steven Ambrosini

(Lockport)

William Joseph Brencich

William Eugene Carroll

(Lockport)

Steven Lee Inboden

Glen Alan Jackson

(Lockport)

Gary Steven Johnson

(Lockport)

Leo Juan Miller

(Lockport)

Robert Lee Mitchell

(Lockport)

Charles Lloyd Morrison

Sean Murray

Paul Henry Stein Jr.

(Lockport)

Frank Jay Strnad

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Library Summer Reading Challenge about to heat up

Submitted by the White

Oak Library District

The White Oak Library

District’s annual Summer

Reading Challenge, Read

Under the Stars, is to run

from May 28 through July

12.

Readers (and prereaders)

of all ages from

children to seniors can

win prizes just for reading.

And, to add to the

event this year, three

prizes are being offered

just for signing up. An

annual family membership

to Brookfield Zoo is

to be given away to three

readers — one from Crest

Hill, one from Lockport,

and one from Romeoville

— who get moving on

their Summer Reading by

June 8.

Those interested can

sign up online at www.

whiteoaklibrary.org/

Summer-Reading-Chal

lenge or in person at the

Crest Hill, Lockport, and

Romeoville branch libraries

starting Tuesday,

May 28.

Those interested in participating

can also sign

up at one of the Summer

Reading Kick-Off parties,

which are held at

each branch library. The

Romeoville Branch is to

kick things off at 6 p.m.

on Tuesday, May 28, and

the Crest Hill Branch will

follow suit at 5 p.m. on

Wednesday, May 29, with

camp-out fun and s’mores.

On May 30, Lockport

is to offer its annual ice

cream social and a commemorative

family photo

from 5:30-7 p.m. As usual,

these activities are free

of charge and open to the

public. Registration is encouraged.

The Summer Reading

Challenge does not end

there, though. Registration,

check-ins, programs

and prize opportunities

are going strong through

July 12. Prize baskets for

adults, teens and children

are to be awarded. They

are filled with great items

including gift cards, many

of which have been donated

by local businesses

including Coom’s Corner,

Sizzles, Taco Patio and

Tropical Smoothie. For a

complete list, visit www.

whiteoaklibrary.org. Those

interested can also stop in

the library any time it is

open and ask how they can

participate in Read Under

the Stars and win some

prizes.

Children and teens

who complete the challenge

are to be invited to

the Finale Party, which is

to feature a petting zoo,

free hot dog lunch, Kona

Ice, games and a rocket

launch. If teen participants

reach their cumulative

goal of 2,400 hours

of reading, their party is

to include all of the above

plus a whole lot of extras

including three teens who

will be chosen to pie a

librarian in the face. The

Finale Party is made

possible by donations

from the library’s gold

sponsor, NuMark Credit

Union of Crest Hill, its

silver sponsor, Lockport

Woman’s Club, and its

bronze sponsor, Willow

Falls Homeowners Association.

New this year is a grand

prize that is being offered

to one winner in the library

district. The winner

(who could be an adult,

teen or child) will need to

complete the challenge in

order to enter to win one

of the following prizes: a

telescope, camping gear,

or annual family memberships

to both the Adler

Planetarium and the Museum

of Science and Industry.

For more information,

contact the branch managers:

Amy Byrne at Crest

Hill (abryne@whiteoak

library.org), Pat Jarog at

Lockport (pjarog@whiteoaklibrary.org)

and Beverly

Krakovec at Romeoville

(bkrakovec@whiteoakli

brary.org).

Hitching a ride

Walsh School first-grader receives ride to school from

Lockport Police

Walsh School first-grader Lucas Reposh got a ride to school from Lockport police

officer Jeren Szmergalski Thursday, May 16, a reward he was granted through a

school fundraiser.

Officer Jeren Szmergalski (left) walked Lucas Reposh to his classroom where they

were greeted by his teacher, Jolene Manietta. Photos submitted

Officer Jeren Szmergalski and Lucas Reposh stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts before

heading to school.


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College student proposes change to Lockport on-street parking system

City Council

hears plan for

less ‘restrictive’

ordinance

Jessie Molloy

Freelance Reporter

Lockport resident Sam

Eberly has an issue with

her city’s parking regulations,

and she is making

herself heard. The

20-year-old college student

spoke May 15 before

the City Council not simply

to object to the strict

overnight street parking

rules, but also to propose

an alternative solution.

Currently, there is no

parking allowed on any

city street between the

hours of 3 and 6 a.m. or if

more than two inches of

snow has fallen. Cars are

each given permission to

park on the street overnight

two nights per month, however,

Eberly argues this is

inconvenient for families

with college students, adult

children, or frequent outof-town

visitors.

“I understand the ordinance

is important for

safety,” she said. “But

there’s got to be some sort

of better solution they can

come up with that’s more

convenient for residents.”

Under the present system,

vehicle owners must

register their car to stay on

the street by entering the

car’s license plate number

online before 3 a.m. Previously,

the system had

worked by entering the address

that the car would be

staying in front of, which

allowed for more nights on

the street, but was being

abused by some residents

who would park cars in

front of their neighbors’

homes without permission.

While Eberly acknowledged

the flaws with this

system, she said the two

night limit on any street is

too restrictive.

“A lot of people I know

talk badly about it,” she

said. “People I know from

Homer Glen and Lemont

always complain that they

can’t come stay overnight

at their friends’ houses because

they can’t park on

the street.”

While Eberly has heard

complaints before, she said

the problem in the system

stood out to her more this

year when she came home

from college.

“I went to Joliet Junior

College last year, then I

went away to UIC this

year,” she explained. “I’ve

had my car since high

school but I never really

spent the night anywhere

before. Now, when I come

home from school if I

want to spend the night at

a friend’s I’m getting parking

tickets if I’ve left it on

the street at home more

than one night.”

Eberly says she was driven

to action after she received

several $20 parking

tickets for overnight violations

in the last year, along

with numerous friends and

relatives, some of whom

did not know about the

regulation because many

streets have no signage

explaining the rules. If left

unpaid, these tickets will

rise to a $35 fee.

“I got a couple of tickets,

and I’m just super

stubborn,” she laughed.

“When a woman I questioned

about it at the police

station was really rude

to me, I got annoyed and

decided I was going to try

to change it.”

She attended the meeting

with her parents, Susan and

Kenneth, who she said have

supported her in her plan to

challenge the system.

“It’s not just kids and

college students,” she said.

“One of my mom’s friends

was out one night and had

a lot to drink so she left

her car on the street and

Ubered home,” Eberly explained.

“It was late and

she didn’t think to register

her car online, so she

ended up getting a ticket

even though she was being

responsible.”

Eberly’s proposed solution

to the problem is either

“preferably” switching

to a system like Tinley

Park’s in which you still

have to register the car’s

license plate online before

leaving it on the street (so

police can spot abandoned

and strange vehicles) but

get unlimited free nights,

or creating a sort of parking

pass residents could

purchase to cover additional

nights on the street.

“I’ve talked to the aldermen

and the police about

this and they all said that

it’s about safety more than

revenue,” Eberly said,

although the police department

has been paid

$52,204 in overnight parking

tickets in the last two

years, with an addition

$44,285 in fines outstanding.

“They don’t want

abandoned cars sitting

out in the street or people

hitting or robbing parked

cars, so I understand having

some rules, but this is

too restrictive.”

The additional night fee

she proposed would build

off the current Frontline

system utilized now. Once

a car’s two nights are used,

a “guest parking pass”

could be purchased.

“Guest parking passes

would allow for people to

park their cars for a fee

of $5 per night,” she explained.

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to the police station, prove

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that will give you access

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nights of street parking

past your free two nights.

You would also still need

to fill out the overnight

form when parking your

car on the street.”

Eberly said she has approached

workers at Frontline

who told her no such

system exists, but could

or

probably be developed.

While the City Council

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Police Reports

Passenger arrested after reportedly

attempting to flee during traffic stop

Jeremiah Gavin, 21, of

Crest Hill, was charged

with resisting a peace officer,

and Quindon Gray,

22, of 1311 Arthur Ave.

in Joliet, was charged

with failure to yield to

an emergency vehicle,

speeding and improper

lane usage April 24 after

Will County Sheriff’s

deputies attempted

to stop the vehicle Gray

was driving in the area of

Nobes Avenue and Barrett

Street for allegedly

speeding and swerving

over the center line. The

vehicle did not stop for a

half mile, and when it did

stop, Gavin — a passenger

in the vehicle — got

out of the vehicle and ran

from the deputies before

being taken into custody,

police said.

Will County Sheriff’s

Office

April 28

• Juan Carlos Herrera

Martinez, 22, of 129 Barry

Ave. in Lockport was

charged with aggravated

speeding, driving without

a seat belt and driving

without a valid driver’s license

after being stopped

in the area of S. State and

Harvard streets.

April 23

• Samuel Rodriguez, 29,

of 919 Victory Lane in

Justice, was charged with

theft under $500 after allegedly

stealing a cellphone

from a vehicle at an

auto salvage business and

selling it.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Lockport Legend’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found online

on the Will County Sheriff’s

Office or Lockport Police

Department’s website or

releases issued by the department

and other agencies.

Individuals named in these

reports are considered innocent

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Graduation congratulations

Congratulations Dr.

Alyssa Grycko on your

PharmD from the

University of Iowa! Your

hard work has paid

off and we know it will

continue in your career.

We are so proud!

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These are my doggie

granddaughters. It was

difficult to get them to

poise. I had to share

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From oldest to youngest

they are: Rosie, Bean

and Sammie. They are

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the Lockport Legend’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Ava Reed, Kelvin

Grove fourth-grader

Ava Reed was chosen as

Standout Student for her

academic excellence.

What is one essential you

must have when studying?

A pencil because if I

make a mistake I can erase

it so I will have neat handwriting.

What do you like to do

when not in school or

studying?

I have many things I

do. 1) I get slushies. 2)

Make bracelets, necklaces

and rings out of rainbow

looms. 3) Paint mine and

my younger sisters nails.

4) Draw. 5) Play with my

dog!

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to become

a pharmacist. I want

to help people as much as

I can.

What are some of your

most played songs in your

iPod?

“7 Rings” by Ariana

Grande, “I Like It” by Cardi

B and “Thank U, Next”

by Ariana Grande.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

I can count in Spanish to

59 and I love my two dogs,

Dylan and Casper.

Whom do you look up to

and why?

I look up to my uncle because

right now he is serving

in the military. I look

up to my friends Chloe,

Sophia and Becka because

when I started at a new

school they showed me

around and helped me. I

also look up to my parents

because they always do as

much as they can for me

and my sister.

What do you keep under

you bed and why?

I don’t really keep anything

under my bed except

for my big things like my

bracelet maker.

Who is your favorite

teacher and why?

All my teachers, because

all of them are so nice, caring,

kind, funny and helpful.

My two main teachers

are Mrs. Prades and Mrs.

Brock.

What’s your favorite class

and why?

My favorite class is

math because I want to be

a pharmacist and I need to

do good in math to be a

pharmacist.

What’s one thing that

stands out about your

school?

Photo Submitted

All the students and

teachers.

What extracurricular(s) do

you wish your school had?

Dancing, gymnastics

and crafts.

What’s your morning

routine?

I wake up, shower,

change, take care of my

dog, eat, brush my teeth, do

my hair and go to school.

If you could change one

thing about school what

would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything

because my school

is the best. All my friends

and teachers are the best.

What’s your favorite thing

to eat in the cafeteria?

The chocolate pudding.

What’s your best memory

from school?

Playing kickball and

basketball in gym.

Standout Student is a feature

for The Lockport Legend.

Nominations come from

Lockport area schools.

School News

St. Norbert College

Lockport resident honored

at commencement

Lockport native Drew

Chavarria earned a bachelor’s

degree of arts from

St. Norbert College and

was honored May 12 at the

school’s commencement

ceremony. Frank Shankwitz,

co-founder of the

Make-A-Wish Foundation,

was the commencement

speaker.

There were 560 students

in the 2019 graduating

class, including 537 candidates

for baccalaureate

degrees and 23 candidates

for master’s degrees,

which included 20 from

the Master of Business

Administration (MBA)

program.

University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign

Lockport residents earn

College

From Page 11

cars and is “all for keeping

the system the way it is.”

Aldermen Darren Deskin

and Christina Bergbower

seemed receptive to

discussing an amendment

to the ordinance, and City

Administrator Ben Benson

said, “I think we could

work on deliberating some

ideas with this.”

While Eberly says she

has not heard from anyone

at the city or Police Chief

Terry Lemming as press

time, Benson said staff

would be willing to meet

with her on the issue and

she is hopeful she will be

Memorial

From Page 8

(Lockport)

Chatwin Arnold Strother

(Lockport)

degrees

Lockport residents Leslie

Pardo and Nicole Principe

each earned bachelor’s

degrees and were

honored at the University

of Illinois at Urbana-

Champaign’s winter 2018

commencement. Pardo

earned a bachelor’s degree

from the college of liberal

arts and sciences with a

psychology major, while

Principe earned a bachelor’s

degree from the college

of agricultural, consumer

and environmental

sciences with an animal

sciences major. Principe

also received honors.

Lockport students named

to dean’s list

A number of students

from Lockport were named

to the University of Illinois

at Urbana-Champaign fall

2018 dean’s list. Those

acknowledged.

“I’m hoping they reach

out, but if not I’m not just

going to let it pass by,” she

said. “I’ll call them or maybe

try to organize a petition

or something, because apparently

people complain

about it all the time.”

Despite being told repeatedly

in this process

that “you won’t get the

rules changed for your

own convenience,” Eberly

says she believes the

convenience of residents

should be a “driving factor”

for the city council,

and that the City should

adapt to meet people’s

needs.

“Whenever these rules

were made, I think they’re

Timothy James Sweeney

WM. Thomas Tierney

Albert Lee Vicich

Iraq War

March 20, 2003–

students were: Raquel Caneva,

elementary education;

Deanna Cooper, accountancy;

Jake Harris,

pre-engineering; Nicole

Jennings, anthropology;

Tara Kolmodin, speech

and hearing science;

Brooke Kramer, elementary

education; Rebecca

Latham, animal sciences,

Tyler Nassar, civil engineering;

Nolan Oneil,

curriculum unassigned;

Yvonne O’Rourke, animal

sciences; Leslie Pardo,

psychology; Jazmin

Parker, psychology; Erik

Pintoy; chemical engineering;

Nicole Principe,

animal sciences; Melissa

Schmitz, undeclared and

Grace Tessitore, advertising.

School News is compiled

by Editor Max Lapthorne,

max@lockportlegend.com.

out of date,” she said. “A

lot of people have more

cars than they can fit in

their driveways because

high school and college

kids have them, and a lot

of people are graduating

college in debt and are

choosing to live at home

because it’s cheaper. If you

have four or five adults living

in a house with a twocar

driveway, where do

you put the cars?

“I’m sure they don’t

want people abusing the

system. There may be

some crazy situations at a

few houses with a dozen

people living in them, but

there are more people with

normal situations that this

is causing problems for.”

December, 18 2011

Lockport Township High

School alumni

Michael C. Olivieri

Travis L. Patriquin

(Lockport)


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FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Tinley native named Lynchburg,

Virginia, Teacher of the Year

Andrew Napierkowski has

come a long way since his days

as a studious-but-shy teen in Tinley

Park.

He has moved from the back

of the classroom to the front, and

from the Midwest to the South.

His personal and professional

development has been such, in

fact, that on May 1, his employer,

Lynchburg City Schools in

Lynchburg, Virginia, named him

the district’s Teacher of the Year.

“It’s a really amazing, humbling

honor,” Napierkowski said.

“We have a lot of great teachers

in the area, and we all work hard.

For someone to recognize all

that effort, it’s just really nice.”

Napierkowski said the “ah-ha”

moments with students are what

keep him motivated.

“When you see their eyes get

really big, and watch them get it,

that’s why I teach,” he said. “Everything

else is just a benefit.”

In 2013, his student teaching

assignment landed him at Heritage

High School, where he has

been ever since.

The award, though given in a

surprising, heart-warming fashion,

did not take Napierkowski

totally off-guard.

He puts in long hours, often

working well after work, and

serves on a variety of administrative

committees at the school, including

its faculty advisor group

and its National Honor Society.

In April, Heritage Principal

Timothy Beatty informed Napierkowski

he nominated him

for the award. Napierkowski put

together a packet outlining some

of his accomplishments and

prepped for an interview with an

administrative panel. He thought

the process went well but was

not expecting to win.

“I’m not in it for acknowledgement,”

he said.

Reporting by Will O’Brien,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

3 Corners Grill & Tap now open

The wait has finally ended for

New Lenox.

3 Corners Grill & Tap is now

open at 901 E. Lincoln Highway.

Its official opening day was May

13.

The new establishment takes

the spot of what was formerly

Floyd’s Ale House, which closed

in 2015, and The Charley Horse,

which closed in 2013.

3 Corners has two other locations,

in Lemont and Downers

Grove.

The New Lenox location’s

hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday,

and 11 a.m.-1

a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

On its website, 3 Corners

says it offers 27 different beers.

The menu features a selection

of starters, burgers, wraps,

sandwiches, soups, “minis,”

flatbreads,entrees, sides and a

children’s menu.

For more information, visit

http://www.3cornersgrill.com/

new-lenox.

Reporting by Sean Hastings, Editor.

For more, visit NewLenoxPatriot.

com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Orland Park’s Dylan Cruz

prepares to release film on

Amazon Prime

Dylan Cruz is always on the

move, in pursuit of a new ideas

and new opportunities, and new

ways to share his talents with the

world.

The minute the Orland Park

resident finished post-production

on “The Day After Halloween,”

a feature-length film he wrote

and directed, and in which he

starred, he has been busy in pursuit

of the next project.

“I’ve been running around like

crazy, but it’s been a good crazy,”

he said.

The post-production process

for “The Day After Halloween”

involved intense, sometimes

10-hour-long stints of viewing

footage with the production team

and editing together the best takes.

It took roughly one year of work

before the film was finalized.

Then, Cruz and his team gathered

paperwork to submit the

film to Amazon for streaming

on Amazon Prime. Once closed

captioning was added to the film,

so it could also be shown in other

countries, Amazon accepted the

film for streaming.

It is scheduled to be published

at the end of the summer

on the streaming service. Amazon

Prime customers can view

the film for free, and others can

rent or purchase the film through

Amazon.

“I’m really excited to finally

show the public what I’ve been

up to for the past year-and-ahalf,”

Cruz said. “It’s a proud

moment to see something you

thought about come alive in

front of you. ... It’s definitely put

a new, reignited desire and passion

in me to create more, beyond

what I’ve already made.”

For more information about

Cruz’s projects, visit www.

dylancruzofficial.com.

Reporting by Meredith Dobes,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

OPPrairie.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Mokena preschoolers ready for

real world of kindergarten

The gym auditorium at Mokena

Elementary School was filled

with smiles and songs May 15,

as graduation season began with

Mokena Community Park District’s

Spring Preschool Program

ceremony.

The celebration taught the

toddlers that graduation not

only signifies the end of their

preschool experience but also a

transition on their path to kindergarten.

“I love being each child’s very

first teacher on their educational

journey,” said Janet Nush, the

Mokena Community Park District

preschool teacher. “I love

seeing each child develop a love

for learning, and seeing each

child learn and grow in the two

years that they are with me.”

Nush and childcare aide Janine

White welcomed the attendees.

Following the introduction,

the graduating students came to

the stage to lead the group in

the “Pledge of Allegiance,” followed

by the Mokena Park District

song “Days of the Week.”

The students also danced to the

songs “Twink a Link,” “Jack and

Jill” and “Humpty Dumpty.”

At Mokena Park District Early

Childhood Education, teachers

utilize standard curriculum —

introducing math, science and

social studies concepts — to create

a higher level of thinking and

basis for their continued education.

“We are able to set a path for

success with children involved

in our programs, as we focus on

utilizing both recreation and traditional

educational techniques

to introduce important concepts

that are critical for both social

and intellectual development,”

said Mike Selep, executive director

for Mokena Community

Park District.

Reporting by Caitlin Fyfe,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

LTHS freshman Francesca Frieri

one of the top goal-scorers in

the nation in girls lacrosse

Being a freshman on the varsity

team can be intimidating.

The need to prove they belong

there to their older classmates

creates constant pressure — but

not for Francesca Frieri.

The Lockport freshman has

not only risen to the varsity level

of girls lacrosse but also exceeded

it. As of May 10, she is third

in scoring in the entire nation,

according to MaxPreps.com. Frieri

has fired in 119 goals for the

Porters so far in their inaugural

varsity season.

Despite all of her success, the

rookie remains humble.

“I’m just trying to help my

team out,” she said. “We really

trying to win as many games as

possible. Whatever way I can

contribute to helping the team

out is my fuel for trying to score

the goals.”

The Porters girls lacrosse team

is still in its youth, playing in the

middle of its second season as a

program and its first with a varsity

team. Inexperience comes

with the territory, coach David

Smietanski said, but his team

looks to one of its youngest players

for guidance.

“[Frieri] has been exposed to

lacrosse for a lot longer than a lot

of the girls have been,” Smietanski

said. “So, when it comes to

classroom time, when we review

things, she’ll know other girls

who are at a high level, and she

can point those girls out to us,

so we can have a game plan and

know who we’re looking at.”

Reporting by Erin Redmond,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

HomerHorizon.com.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Hickory Creek students star in

‘Beauty and the Beast’

It was a tale as old as time, performed

by some of Frankfort’s

youngest actors and actresses.

The Hickory Creek Middle

School production of “Beauty

and the Beast,” which debuted

the evening of Friday, May 17,

and ran through Sunday, May

19, was the culmination of

months of the hard work of approximately

130 middle school

students.

In addition to performing onstage,

the students served on the

stage crew, helped with makeup

and costumes backstage and

participated as dance assistants,

said Cori Chojnacki, the school’s

chorus booster president. Several

of the lead roles in the musical

were double-cast to provide

more acting opportunities for the

young performers.

“For me, it’s always fun to see

the progression of it from the

very beginning to the showtime

and how much the kids grow

and how they can be proud of

all their hard work,” she said.

“We are actually sold out of every

show, so we are very excited

about that, and the kids are really

looking forward to performing in

front of such big audiences.”

Now in its 23rd year, the musi-

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Community service

and volunteer work

are selfless acts

that benefit both parties

involved. It makes you

feel good about giving

back to your community

and it helps.

It is great knowing that

dedicating an entire weekend

or even a Saturday

morning to picking up

a littered public park or

assisting a neighbor with

her yard work can have a

long-lasting and positive

impact.

Thinking back to when

I was a student in high

school, I’d eagerly jump

at the chance to participate

in activities that would get

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From Page 18

cal was directed by Leslie

Walton, with the assistance

of Cindy Heath and Rebecca

Schumacher.

“Every year, Ms. Walton

chooses her show based on

the students that she has in

the chorus and what show

she thinks best fits their

personalities,” Chojnacki

explained.

Reporting by Nuria Mathog,

Editor. For more, visit

FrankfortStation.com.

my college applications

recognized. The Service

Club was one of those

activities. I recall feeling a

sense of accomplishment

after giving up three hours

on my Saturday morning

to help at a school craft

fair as one of the Service

Club assignments; it also

made someone’s day a

little easier.

Now, as I recall contributing

a handful of hours

here and there to community

service, although it

still makes me happy I did

so, it is nothing compared

to over 3,000 hours the

LTHS JROTC has contributed

to community service

each year for the past

several years.

For this week’s issue of

The Legend I had the opportunity

to talk to Major

Steve Brown, who you

can read about on Page 6.

He has been the instructor

of the JROTC unit at

Lockport Township High

School for 20 years and

will be retiring at the end

of this school year.

Brown not only led

the students in JROTC

through countless hours of

service, but before taking

on the position at LTHS,

he served in the Air Force

for 23 years.

Along those same lines,

selfless acts by those in the

Lockport community are

also highlighted on Page 7.

Will County Police Officers

took part in the annual

Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop

at 1069 E. 9th Street in

Lockport, to raise funds for

Special Olympics Illinois.

And on Page 23, read

about the Lockport

Resource Center’s annual

bike drive that raises

money for local scholarships.

Maybe we can take

notes from the stories in

this week’s issue and do

our part and lend a helping

hand.

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Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church

(925 E. 9th St., Lockport)

Saturday Service

5 p.m.

Sundays Service

9 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

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Alcoholics Anonymous

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In Memoriam

Nancy DeYoung

Nancy L. DeYoung, 81,

late of Lockport, died on

May 7. Born in Chicago,

living in Lockport since

1960. Employed by Joliet

Terrace Nursing Home

for seven years and retired

from Will County Clerks

office in 2005 after eight

dedicated years of service.

Member of First Congregational

Church, Lockport;

where Nancy was a Sunday

School teacher and former

Deacon. She enjoyed sewing

and was an avid quilter.

Survived by two loving

children, Barbara (David)

Narish and James DeYoung;

five grandchildren,

Kelsey (Krutin Amin) and

Kristen Narish, Erin, Robby

and Will Boland; and one

brother, Al (Georgia)Weber.

Visitation was held on May

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Robert Miller

Robert “Whitey”

Miller, 79, formerly

of Lockport, died on May

10. Born and raised in

Lockport and a resident

of Shorewood since 2008.

A proud United States

Navy Veteran, serving his

country from 1958-1964.

Graduated from St. Dennis

School in 1953, Joliet Catholic

in 1957 and the FBI

Academy in 1972. Whitey

was employed by the Lockport

Police department

from 1960, proudly serving

as Police Chief from

1971 until his retirement

in 1990, appointed Undersheriff

for Tom Fitzgerald

in 1990-1994, employed by

the Will County Coroners

Office from 1996-2002.

Member of, Will County

Police Chiefs Association

since 1967, Will County

Police Chiefs elected President

in 1973, Will County

Police Chiefs executive

board, former member of

Will County MANS and

CPAT, Illinois Association

of Chiefs of Police former

board member-1973,

past member of Lockport

Moose Lodge #1557, president

of St. Dennis School

and Parish Council both

for 6 years, Will County

Police Chiefs Association,

life member of both Illinois

and International Police

Chiefs, Old Timers Baseball

Association, Knights

of Columbus, former member

of St. Dennis Church,

Lockport, member of St.

Mary Catholic Church and

Parish Council, Minooka.

Survived by his loving wife

of 55 years, Carole (Van-

Zaghi) Miller; Children,

Sue (Greg) Bell, Diane

Nowicki and Robert (Lori)

Miller; cherished grandchildren,

Nick, Sean and

Caty Bell, Tyler and Ryan

Nowicki and Makenzie

and Ethan Miller; a brother,

William (Vera) Miller;

sister, Jean (Ray) Darin;

sisters-in-law, Jyme Miller

and Phyllis Roman; and

dear friend, Marge Bell. In

lieu of flowers, memorials

to the Whitey Miller Golf

Outing, which will benefit

both Big Brothers and Big

Sisters of Will County and

the Special Olympics or

the Lockport Police Department

Benevolent fund

or St. Mary Church, Minooka

building fund would

be appreciated. Services

were heldon May 15 in the

O’Neil Funeral Home chapel

1105 E. 9th St., Lockport

60441 at 9:30 am to St.

Mary Catholic Church, Minooka

for Mass of Christian

Burial at 11:00am.

Interment Abraham Lincoln

National Cemetery,

Elwood with Full Military

Honors.

Eugene Bilik

Eugene J.

“Gene” Bilik, 85,

late of Lockport, died on

May 13. Born and raised in

Chicago, resided in Homewood

and living in Lockport

since 2015. A proud United

States Korean War Navy

Veteran. Gene loved polka

dancing, a nice cigar and

cherished spending time

with his family. He was always

smiling, laughing and

will be deeply missed by all

who knew and loved him.

Survived by his loving wife

of 61 years, Lois (Geers)

Bilik; one daughter, Tamra

(Michael Smith) Bilik; and

one cherished grandson, Ian

Smith. Services were held

May 17 at St. John Vianney

Catholic Church 401 Brassel

St. Lockport, Il 60441.

Visitation was held Thursday,

May 16, in the O’Neil

Funeral Home Chapel 1105

E. 9th (159th) St., Lockport.

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Annual Bike Drive collects more than 30 bicycles

Jesse Wright

Freelance Reporter

A number of volunteers

gathered Saturday, May

18, to assists the Lockport

Resource Center in

cleaning and repairing bicycles

that were donated

to its annual Bike Drive.

The bikes are to be sold

starting at 9 a.m. June 1

to raise money for local

scholarships. It is to be

held at Sizzle’s in Lockport,

110 MacGregor

Road.

Cean Magosky, president

of the board of directors

at the Lockport

Resource Center, said this

year’s bike drive was a

hit.

“It went really well,”

Magosky said. “The quality

of the bikes we had

donated this year was really

good. We didn’t have

a lot of repairs to do. We

had 34 bikes donated and

31 are up for sale, ready to

run.”

The bikes are to be

priced anywhere from $5

to $25, and Magosky said

they have bicycles for children

and adults. The tradition

began four years ago,

when a person walked into

the Resource Center and

asked for a bike to get to

work.

“Someone called the

Resource Center and said,

‘I need a bike to ride to

work,’ and we didn’t have

a bike, so we put a call out

on our Facebook page.”

Magosky said someone

in the community donated

a bike, but it needed extensive

work. His son fixed it,

and from there, a tradition

was born.

Over four years, the program

has grown to an annual

event, where people

donate bicycles and families

and people in need buy

them — after they’ve been

repaired.

Magosky said the “rehoming”

bike sale in June

is the result of significant

community input. First,

there is the donation of the

bicycle and then the Lockport

police volunteer their

time and space to help

repair and clean the used

bikes and Walmart donates

spare parts such as tires

and brakes and, finally, the

Resource Center donates

a $1,000 scholarship to

someone who is seeking

employment. Magosky

said last year’s bike sale

just about paid for the entire

scholarship.

“It’s a scholarship for

a GED, a trade school or

college, but it’s a transformation

scholarship,”

Magosky said. “We try to

focus on trade schools and

junior colleges, something

that is going to get them a

job or get them on track,

and we focus on non-traditional

learners. It’s about

changing the story for

families that are living on

the edge.”

He added that anyone

can buy a bicycle, and last

year all manner of people

arrived at the bike sale.

“Last year we had some

families that came and

bought bikes for the whole

family and we had some

college students and we

had people who plan to

ride them to work every

day,” he said.

As the nonprofit moves

closer to the day of sale,

Magosky said they will be

displaying bikes on their

Facebook page. For more

information, visit the Resource

Center’s website

at www.lockportresource.

org.

Volunteers and Lockport residents (left to right) Alex Williams, Lockport Police Chief Terry Lemming, auxillary

police officer Bob Tague, Sonni Williams and Julie Perretta help out Saturday, May 18, during the Lockport

Resource Center annual Bike Drive. Photos by bob Klein/22nd Century Media

Lockport Resource Center President Cean Magosky, of Lockport, repairs one of the bikes that was donated.


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faith

From Page 22

Vacation Bible School

9am-noon July 15-19;

$15 per child/$35 max per

family

4 years old thru 5th

grade, Registration forms

online: www.shepherdofthehill.com

or at

church

Summer Service Schedule:

June 12 and ending on

August 7,

Wednesday 6:30pm service,

includes a light supper

at 6:00pm

Sunday 9:00am and

10:35am all year long

The last Saturday service

will be on June 1, and

start up again on August

17

Legacy Vineyard Church (315 E. 11th

St., Lockport)

Sunday Services

10 a.m.

Mt. Ebal Missionary Baptist Church

(221 Cameron Ave. Lockport)

Early Sunday Morning

Worship

8 a.m. There is communion

every first Sunday.

For more information, call

(815) 838-6727.

Sunday School

9:15 a.m.

Worship Service

11 a.m. There is communion

every first Sunday.

Mission Ministry

6 p.m. Mondays

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Narcotics Anonymous

6 p.m. Wednesdays

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (1500 S.

Briggs St., Lockport)

Divine Worship

9 a.m. Sundays with

Fellowship to follow at 10

a.m. For more information,

call (815) 838-1832.

First Congregational United Church of

Christ (700 N. Ninth St., Lockport)

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m.

Fellowship Meet and Eat

Follows worship every

Sunday.

Communion

First Sunday of the

month.

Children and Nursery

9:30 a.m. Sunday; programs

for toddlers through

eighth grade.

Ladies Craft and Chat

Third Fridays, 4:30

p.m.,

Carry-out dinner 6:00

p.m.

Confirmation

Open to high school age;

contact Rev. Eric Quinney-

Burnard to enroll.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets 6:00 p.m. Saturdays.

First United Methodist Church of

Lockport (1000 S. Washington St.,

Lockport)

Circle of Love

9 a.m. Wednesdays. Circle

of Love provides diapers,

feminine and incontinence

products to clients

who are qualified to use

the local FISH Food Pantry.

For more information,

call (815) 838-1017.

Joliet Seventh-Day Adventist Church

(21514 W. Division St., Lockport)

Saturday Services

9:30 a.m. Sabbath

school; 10:45 a.m. Worship

Hour.

Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Attendees can share their

praise reports and prayer

requests. The call-in number

is (530) 881-1200.

When prompted enter the

access code: 761835 then

the # key. The prayer line

is free, and there is no additional

cost beyond regular

phone charges.

St. Dennis Church (1214 S. Hamilton

St., Lockport)

Angel Choir

All school and parish

students in grades 3

through 8 can participate.

Rehearsal is every

Thursday from 5-6 p.m. in

church. Angel Choir sings

two weekend mass times

per month.

Kids Chime Choir

All school and parish

students in grades 3

through 8 can participate.

Rehearsal is every

Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in

church music room.

Daily Mass Times

8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday

8:15 a.m. Wednesday

8 a.m. Friday with communion

service

Saturday Mass

4:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass

8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and

11:15 a.m. All are welcome.

Healing Prayer

Following the Saturday

mass and 9:30 a.m. and

11:15 a.m. Sunday mass.

All are welcome. Contact

Parish Secretary at secretary@saint-dennis.org

or

call (815) 838-2592 for

more information.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Alex Ivanisevic at

a.ivanisevic @22ndcentury

media.com or call (708) 326-

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the lockport legend | May 23, 2019 | 27

crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Across

Down

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. Autocrat

7. Bernadette, e.g.,

abbr.

10. Congo’s continent:

Abbr.

13. Field

14. Originate

15. Future trout

16. The Beach Boys’

“Surfin’ __”

17. “Groovy!”

18. Three as a prefix

19. Craft store in

Tinley Park Plaza

21. Animal house

22. U.S. Army medal

25. Mideast leaders

26. Smaller in number

27. Understandings

28. Took a chance in

baseball

29. Palm with berries

30. Bugs

32. Masseuse job

35. Droop like aging

flowers

37. Light on one’s

feet

38. Home improvement

store in Tinley

Park Plaza

41. Bother

45. ___ the crack of

dawn

46. Muddleheaded

49. QB’s stat

50. Nicknames for

moms’ moms

51. More accurate

52. Passing grade

53. French nobleman

54. Cause to operate

57. “The greatest”

58. Author of “Leading

With My Chin”

59. Soars

63. Previously called

64. Bringing up the

___

65. Katmandu native

66. UFO crew

67. Blvds. cousins

68. Handy-andies

1. Trademarks, abbr.

2. Thumbs-up vote

3. British fliers

4. “Happy Gilmore”

actor Sandler

5. “Me neither”

6. Repeated as stories

7. Ones at the helm

8. Dabbling ducks

9. CPR pros

10. Empire State

Building style

11. Anticipated

12. Checks

14. Mollusk that

moves like molasses

20. Med. care provider

22. Follow

23. A mare, familiarly

24. Austin time

26. ___-slipper

28. Get moving

31. Belts

33. Advantage

34. La ___ Tar Pits

36. Russian empresses

38. Routine

39. Shoulder piece

40. Reagan and

Sinatra

42. Middle X or O

43. Parisian summer

44. Rd.

47. Coach

48. “I’ll be there in a

__!”

51. Canary’s call

54. Some cameras, for

short

55. Creme-filled

cookie

56. Pacific palm

60. Cape Verde island

61. Elbow

62. Family girl

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

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■■4-7 p.m. Monday-

Friday: Happy Hour

■■8-10 p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■■8-11 p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays: Live

Band

■■7-11 p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

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

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708)

645-7000)

■■7 p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

ORLAND PARK

Girl in the Park

(11265 W. 159th St.,

Orland Park; (708)

226-0042)

■■8 p.m. Wednesday-

Saturday: Live music

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-

7339)

■■6:30 p.m. First

Thursday of each

month: Laugh

Riot. Cost is $25

and includes dinner,

two beers and

a comedy show.

For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.

com.

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.

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Scene, email a.ivanisevic

@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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The Dish

Quality sustenance, ‘divine intervention’ keep Honeyfield afloat

Max Lapthorne

Editor

Honeyfield Restaurant

owner Theodore Fotsis

credits divine intervention

for the restaurant’s survival

of the 2008 recession.

Theodore and his wife,

Angie, opened Honeyfield

in 2007 with the intention

of bringing a unique

breakfast-centric dining

experience to Lockport,

but things did not go as

planned.

With the restaurant struggling

to secure a foothold in

the community, Theodore

Fotsis found himself filing

for bankruptcy roughly a

year after opening. Potential

patrons did not realize

what Honeyfield was,

with some even confusing

it with a honey-baked ham

business, calling the restaurant

to inquire about purchasing

pork.

“We were about to close

here, because we couldn’t

get our name out there,”

Fotsis said.

But intervention came

in the form of a marketing

major-turned-pastor

who enjoyed her meal at

Honeyfield and asked Fotsis

why the business did

not have more customers.

He explained that he was

having trouble getting the

word out about the restaurant,

and she suggested he

reach out to local churches

to see if their congregations

would be interested in dining

there.

Fotsis took the advice

but initially had little luck.

With low expectations, he

dropped a letter off at St.

Dennis Church that contained

background information

on Honeyfield. To

his surprise, droves of St.

Dennis parishioners, led

by the Rev. Jim Curtin, descended

upon the restaurant

the day after he dropped off

the letter. Curtin, the pastor

at St. Dennis, told Fotsis he

did not know much about

him or his business, but he

is always willing to support

local businesses.

The response from St.

Dennis was surprising

enough, but that was nothing

compared to the shock

Fotsis felt when he realized

the church was much

bigger than he anticipated.

With only himself, his

wife, one cook and one

other employee on the

clock, it was a struggle to

keep up with the sudden

influx of customers. Fotsis

said he thought St. Dennis

had roughly 100 parishioners

and was floored when

one of them informed him

that number was closer to

3,500.

“I made an announcement

in the middle of the

dining room,” Fotsis recalled.

“[I said], ‘We had

no idea how big St. Dennis

is. We’re going to do our

best to get the orders out.’”

While ill-equipped for

the surprise influx of customers

that day, Fotsis was

determined to take advantage

of the momentum it

afforded him. By the next

weekend, he had hired two

more chefs and several

more employees, in addition

to pounding the pavement

to advertise the business.

The end result was a

snowball effect of increasing

patronage in the restaurant,

propelling it to its current

position as a mainstay

in Lockport.

“When I thought I was

losing everything and I

went and delivered that letter

[to St. Dennis] and the

people started coming in

here, I was like a little kid

in a candy store,” Fotsis

said. “I was like, ‘Oh my

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goodness, this might actually

work.’

“It literally jump-started

our business. I was so

blown away about it [and]

thankful to God, because it

was a divine thing that happened.”

Fotsis showed his appreciation

to Curtin by naming

Father Jim’s Patty Melt

($9.75) after him and never

allowing him to pay for another

meal at Honeyfield.

No longer worried about

having to close Honeyfield’s

doors for good, Fotsis

was able to get back to

basics.

“It gave me a platform to

start doing things that I always

wanted to do, which

was making house-made

items,” Fotsis said. “It’s a

difficult thing to do, which

is why a lot of restaurants

don’t do it.”

Providing house-made

items and experimenting

with new ingredients have

been obsessions for Fotsis

since he was a teenager,

working in one of his father’s

pancake houses. He

ordered syrup with real

maple in it, only to be told

by his father that it was not

necessary.

“I would order things to

try new stuff, and he would

send it back,” Fotsis said.

“It was frustrating, but my

father was the boss, and

there were certain things

that he didn’t think [were]

necessary.”

At Honeyfield Restaurant,

Fotsis is the boss,

which means everything

is house-made and the

syrup contains real maple.

The quality-over-quantity

approach is the foundation

of Honeyfield’s menu

and what Fotsis says sets

it apart from other restaurants.

“I challenge myself to

become more and more

unique, so when people

come here, it’s different,”

he said.

The homemade quiche

($9.25) and corned beef

hash ($10.49) are two of the

most labor-intensive dishes

on the menu, but it is no

coincidence that they also

are two of the restaurant’s

best sellers, along with its

biscuits. The gluten-free

and organic options also

are some of the most popular

choices on Honeyfield’s

ever-evolving menu.

“We try things, [and]

when customers respond

to it, we’ll keep serving it,”

Fotsis said.

Menu tweaks come in all

shapes and sizes at Honeyfield,

and the new menu,

which is to be introduced

in the next month, is to feature

several subtle changes.

That includes a new, creamier

Maytag blue cheese,

which is served on burgers

and salads. Fresh pears and

house-made candy pecans,

which can be ordered on

pancakes, crepes or some

salads, are to be added.

Fotsis said he cringes

when he looks back at the

restaurant’s menu from

2008, as it has transformed

thoroughly over the last

decade-plus.

“The restaurant has

evolved to [having] everything

fresh,” Fotsis said. “I

would love to say I started

that way, but no. You don’t

know how people are going

to react to it. It’s a slow

thing that you just keep on

trying.”

Honeyfield Restaurant

984 E. 9th St. in

Lockport

Hours

• 6 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

For more information ...

Web: www.

honeyfieldrestaurant.

com

Phone: (815) 836-

3880

Refusing to serve any

canned food and making

almost everything from

scratch takes time and costs

money, but the high-quality

food that comes of it is what

makes Honeyfield special.

And while Fotsis understands

some people prefer

cheaper options, he will

continue spurning convenience

in favor of quality.

“The temptation is there

to have your food provider

make everything for you,”

he said. “It comes in a nice

package; keep it in the

freezer; you don’t have to

worry about throwing stuff

out. But if you make stuff

fresh, and the customers respond

to it, you don’t have

to worry about having a

freezer.”

Eleven years ago, the

future of Honeyfield Restaurant

was in serious jeopardy,

but an unwavering

dedication to house-made

items and ingredients, as

well as a unique menu,

have the restaurant firmly

ingrained in the community

today.

“When other places open

up, I say, ‘OK you can open

up, but I know how hard it

is to be different,’” Fotsis

said. “And if you can do

that, I will applaud it. ...

Being unique sets you apart

from everyone else, and

it’s very challenging to do

that.”


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Outstanding new home values in Peotone can be yours At Westgate Manor

Distinctive Home Builders is building new homes from the mid $200s

When it comes to a preferred location,

Peotone is a steadily growing suburb

with a strong infrastructure and an

irresistible small-town charm with a

bright future—which is why Distinctive

Home Builders chose the Will County

village for its newest community of 38

single-family homes: Westgate Manor.

“Peotone is a family-friendly village

just south of Chicago and is one of

the best kept secrets among new home

seekers,” said Bryan Nooner, President

of Distinctive Home Builders. “We

expect to attract home shoppers from

northwest Indiana and the south

suburban Chicago marketplace. We will

likely also see buyers from the Kankakee

area because the Peotone school district

is so desirable.”

Several factors attracted Distinctive

Home Builders to this hometown

atmosphere community, not the least

of which was its convenient location

between Interstate 57 and Illinois Route

50 and easy access to I-80. Commuters

will enjoy several nearby train stations

and a mere 35-minute drive to Chicago.

“It’s a vibrant, growing community

that benefits from ease of access to

job centers in the west and southwest

suburbs with impressive commercial

and industrial growth that has followed

the residential boom here,” said Nooner.

“Affordable land prices in Peotone,

combined with lower construction costs

add up to savings when compared to a

similarly-equipped home in the area,”

added Nooner.

Westgate Manor brick and frame

homes offer (features vary per model)

three to four bedrooms, two to three

and- a-half baths, full basement, formal

dining room, vaulted, tray or nine-foot

first-floor ceilings, a large kitchen with

custom maple cabinets, family room

or great room, and concrete driveways.

Depending on the home selected, other

standard amenities can include a living

room, den, dinette, a tray or vaulted

ceiling in the master bedroom, and dualzoned

heating and air conditioning.

Distinctive Home Builders offers a

wide variety of styles and selections—

buyers can choose among 12 different

designs—each available in three to eight

different elevations at Westgate Manor,

including two-story and ranch homes.

Square footages span 1,600 to 2,500

for ranches and 1,800 to 3,000 for twostory

homes.

“Most home shoppers feel there must

be a trade off from getting what you need

and what you want in a new home. With

our new premium inclusions we have

closed that gap significantly by including

additional features that our buyers told

us were most important to them,” said

Nooner, who added that “now is the best

time to buy, because you can still take

advantage of preconstruction prices that

range from the mid $200s which makes

this a terrific New home value.”

Other premium standard features

included at Westgate Manor are brick

front exteriors on the first floor, free

basements in most models, ceramic tile

or hardwood floors in the kitchen, baths

and foyer; and custom maple cabinets.

Distinctive kitchen cabinets feature

solid wood construction (no particle

board), have solid wood drawers with

dove tail joints, which is very rare in

the marketplace.

“When you build a new home with

Distinctive, you truly are receiving a

hand crafted home with custom made

cabinets no matter what the price range,”

noted Nooner. This year, Distinctive

Home Builders is celebrating 30 years

building thousands of homes throughout

the Will and south Cook county areas.

Distinctive Home Builders, an

industry leading innovator, offers the

fastest build times (90 working days)

with a “Zero Punch list” closing policy.

Prior to closing, each home undergoes

an industry leading 100-point checklist

to insure the home measures up to our

high quality standards.

Aspen Model

Customers stay connected to the

progress of their home from start to

finish through Distinctive’s unique

construction portal. “Our customers

simply download our Distinctive

HomeBuilders app and they are in

touch with their new home 24/7 from

anywhere in the world. The app allows

our customers to see the progress of

their home and access their documents

at any time,” Nooner explained.

“Our customers really appreciate the

integration of social media sites directly

in our app allowing them to easily share

photos and updates of their new home

with family and friends,” he concluded.

As a semi-custom builder, Distinctive

Home Builders can modify any of its

standard designs to cater to a customer’s

tastes, which means that moving walls,

adding extra windows or even extending

the garage are all possible. Nooner

added that “All our homes are highly

energy efficient and will be built to the

new National Energy Code guidelines.

Every home we build has upgraded wall

and ceiling insulation values with energy

efficient windows and high efficiency

furnaces. Before our customers take

possession of their new home, we

perform a blower door test to insure that

each home passes a set of very stringent

guidelines which insures that our homes

are tight and energy efficient. Owning a

more energy efficient means lower gas

and electric bills for our 2-Story Great

Room Prairie Model customers each

month.”

Peotone was established in 1856 and

offers tree-lined streets and a charming

downtown area complete with diners,

pizza parlors, cafes and pubs. In season

there is a Farmer’s Market in front of the

American Legion. Also the community

has a popular Fall Fest in front of the

famous Peotone Windmill; once a

thriving flour mill that put Peotone on

the map in the late 1800s. A Christmas

in the Village Festival is another annual

community event that concludes with a

Lighted Parade at night. Peotone now

has an estimated population of just

over 4,000. Metra rail service is nearby

providing commuters easy access to

downtown Chicago.

Westgate Manor is conveniently

located within walking distance of the

esteemed Peotone High School. The

Westgate Manor new home offsite Sales

and Information Center is located in

Manhattan three miles south of Laraway

Rd. on Rt. 52. at 16233 Pinto Lane,

Manhattan, IL, 60422. Hours are daily

from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed

Wednesday and Thursday and they are

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.

For more information, call (708) 479-

7700 or (708) 737-9142 or visit www.

distinctivehomebuilders. com.


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What: A great four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath

executive-style home.

Where: 16640 Deerwood Drive, Lockport

Amenities: This like-new, executive-style home is nestled in the upscale Oak Creek

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desirable decor and quality craftsmanship throughout! Features: gourmet kitchen

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Asking Price: $445,000

Listing Agent: Kim Wirtz

(708) 516-3050 www.

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Listing Brokerage:

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

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• 1300 E. Wellwood

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• 21048 W. McGillivray

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60441-6565 - Ross A.

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to Earle W. Aronson,

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1003 Help Wanted

1003 Help

Wanted

1003 Help

Wanted

1052 Garage Sale

1054 Subdivision

Sale

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Aero Rubber Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of

industrial rubber products including industrial rubber bands

and custom rubber parts and we’re looking to enhance

our marketing department. We’re searching for a creative,

deadline-oriented marketing associate.

You must be a self-starter who is ready for a challenge. You will

apply your passion for marketing to assist with content

development, target marketing, email automation,

new business development, and customer loyalty programs.

You will have the opportunity to:

- Develop and curate content for blogs, social media,

and publications

- Create emails to support marketing automation

- Maintain, monitor, and improve lead scoring

- Conduct market research and develop action plans

- Be a driving force behind new coporate partnerships through

outbound calling, lead nurturing, and collaborating with

our sales force

- Plan and support tradeshows

Qualifications

Degree in marketing or a related field

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite

Familiarity with marketing automation

Ability to meet deadlines

Results orientated

(An Added Plus):

Graphic design prowess

Previous writing experience

Knowledge of SEO best practices & WordPress

An understanding of Google Ads & Analytics

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to:

kmoore@aerorubber.com

Chamber Membership Sales Coordinator

The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for

a dynamic Membership Sales Coordinator to promote

the benefits of Chamber membership to area businesses.

The Membership Sales Coordinator should close an average of

8-10 memberships per month, acting on referrals

and identifying new businesses in the Orland Park area.

Minimum of two years of experience in sales/marketing position.

Experience in chamber ofcommerce/association industry a plus.

This is a commission-based position with flexible work schedule.

Send resume to fcortez@orlandparkchamber.org

No phone calls please

F/T and P/T RESIDENTIAL CLEANING

PROS NEEDED!

START IMMEDIATELY! Up to $13/hr plus tips and

bonuses. APPLY NOW!

15868 WOLF RD, ORLAND PARK

708.873.9044 - MaidPro.com

customer_service_chisw@maidpro.com

Kirby School District 140

We are currently seeking

Full-Time Bus Drivers

A CDL License, with current

School Bus and Passenger

endorsement is preferred,

but we are willing to train.

$13.00/hour for training;

$17.00/hour with CDL and

SBP endorsements.

Benefits offered

Apply at KSD140.org

Busy, Southwest Suburban

Ophthalmology Practice

Seeking F/T Receptionist

Medical Office Exp. Preferred

Must be Detail-Oriented

Please Fax Reume to

(815) 725-9358

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

& Housekeeping

(Morning)

Needed at Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

Alvernia Manor

Senior Living - Lemont

Hiring for 3 Positions

Registered Nurse

Full-Time Cook

Part-Time Driver

Call for Details

(630) 257-7721

Manufacturing Position

Larpen Metallurgical Service,

a supplier of graphite products

and carbon additives, is

looking for general labor in

our manufacturing plant

located in Lemont, IL

Duties will include:

- Set-up and operate a machine

that performs a variety of

packaging functions

- Perform general manual

tasks including loading,

unloading, lifting, and

moving materials

- Rely on instructions and

pre-established guidelines to

perform functions of the job

Requirements:

- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

- Forklift experience

The position is full-time

Mon. - Fri. 7:00am - 3:30pm

with benefits after 90 days

Applications accepted in

person or email

Larpen Metallurgical Service

12300 New Avenue

Lemont, IL 60439

Nikki@larpen.com

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

administrative and customer

service functions. This is a

very diversified position in our

FAST-PACED office. The

ideal candidate must be

HIGHLY MOTIVATED and

needs to possess strong

organizational &

communication skills.

Excellent computer literacy

needed, including MS Word &

Excel. Industrial customer

service experience a plus.

Repeat customer & supplier

contact. No telemarketing or

cold calling required.

Competitive salary & benefit

pkg incl. 401K.

Send letter & resume to:

cstratton@aerorubber.com

Local pet food store

hiring for 2 P/T positions:

Sales Associate

Experienced Baker

10-15 hrs/wk.

Send email to: info@

joysbestfriendsbestbites.com

Construction Work

on a per job basis

Epoxy Flooring/Concrete

Must have car

Send response/info to:

formulaflooring@comcast.net

P/T Salon/Spa Assistant

Located in Lockport

Every other Mon. 5-9,

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

(815) 955-4650

Hiring Cook

Atleast 2 years of

kitchen experience

(708) 349-2205

Need Laundry Attendant

Do laundry, cleaning,

& help customers

Call Ray at 708.203.3734

1021 Lost &

Found

LOST New Widex

Over-the-Ear Hearing Aid

Lost on May 4th near

Fat Rosie’s in Frankfort,

between Nebraska

and Ash Street

Offering Reward

If found please contact:

(312) 909-7754

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing quality

care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1024 Senior

Companion

Offering Free Rent for a

Couple or Single Person to be

a Companion/Friend to an

88-year old man

(312) 209-5151

Advertise your

RENTAL PROPERTY

in the newspaper

people turn to first

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Homer Glen 13206 Creekside

Drive. 3 Families -5/24 and

5/25, 8-1pm. Furn, clothes,

baby clothes, Precious Moments

figurines, kids books,

classroom materials & misc!

SOB

Loads of merch. in 1 location!

Proceeds to charity

Shady Oaks Benefit

14635 Saddle Brook Ln.

Homer Glen, IL

May 23, 24, & 25: 9 - 3pm

1061 Autos Wanted

New Lenox, Palmer Ranch &

Hidden Valley, SWcorner of

Nelson & Laraway, 5/31 &

6/1, 8-2p. 50+ HOMES!

1058 Moving Sale

Homer Glen 14512 W. Walnut

Ave., in Springcreek Woods

Subdivision. Fri. 5/24 and Sat.

5/25, 9-4pm. Vintage dolls,

tools, and more!

WANTED!

WE NEED CARS, TRUCKS & VANS

Running Or Not from Old to New!

Top Dollar Paid - Free Pick-Up

Locally Located

(708)205-8241

2010 Honda Civic - 67,270

miles. Recent breaks & tires,

automatic. Very good shape!

$7950 Mark: 708-912-0250

1225 Apartments

for Rent

Oak Forest Terrace

15815 Terrace, Oak Forest

Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

Serene setting & Beautiful

Grounds. Tennis, Pool,

Walking Trails. Near metra.

708-687-1818

oakterrapts@att.net

Mokena/Weber

Wills Apartments

1 Bedroom apt. $ 850

2 Bedroom apt. $ 980

CLOSE TO METRA AND 1-80

708-479-2448

1074 Auto for Sale

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1310 Offices for

Rent

Orland Park

2separate office spaces for

rent. Bottom floor unit approx

600 sq ft with 1/2 bath, small

conference area. $550/mo.

2nd floor Approx. 600 sq ft

with 1/2 bath. New roof, new

A/C, landlord pays heat, water,

utilities. $550/mo. Not

connected towarehouse, has

its own private entrance.

John Schober 708-705-8898

ReMax 1st Service

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It!

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Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

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& ASSOCIATES

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2007 Black Dirt/Top Soil

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QUALITY

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REPAIR, Inc.

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708-712-1392

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Driveway Gravel

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For Delivery Pricing Call:

815-485-2490

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over 96,000 homes across

the southwest suburbs!

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Please call for

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

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708 479 9035

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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

WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SO-

CIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR

STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN

TRUST A

Plaintiff,

vs.

DOMINIC SENESE, AKA DOMINIC

J. SENESE; DEBORAH SENESE,

AKA DEBORAH A.SENESE; CON-

TINENTAL PACKAGING, INC.

Defendant.

No. 15 CH 1990

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 11th day of September,

2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of June, 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:

LOTS 26 AND 27 IN UNIT NO. ONE

OF PURCELL'S SUBDIVISION, OF

PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF

SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, ACCORD-

ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-

CORDED APRIL 29, 1950 AS DOCU-

MENT NO. 672518, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Commonly known as:

2653 Lawrence Avenue, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home.

P.I.N.:

11-04-26-306-011-0000

LOTS 26 AND 27 IN UNIT NO. ONE

OF PURCELL'S SUBDIVISION, OF

PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF

SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, ACCORD-

ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-

CORDED APRIL 29, 1950 AS DOCU-

MENT NO. 672518, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

P.I.N.:

11-04-26-306-010-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursu-

2703 Legal

Notices

ant 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:

Aldridge Pite, LLP

Two Northfield Plaza Suite 201

Northfield, IL 60093

P: 1-224-216-2826

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB

Plaintiff,

vs.

LUIS O. HERNANDEZ A/K/A LUIS

HERNANDEZ; SECRETARY OF

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOP-

MENT; STATE OF ILLINOIS;

CAROL HERNANDEZ

Defendant.

No. 17 CH 2103

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 11th day of March, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of June, 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:

LOT 36 AND LOT 35(EXCEPT THE

EAST 10 FEET) IN BRUCE HIGH-

LANDS, A SUBDIVISION OF PART

OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH-

WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWN-

SHIP 36NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 27,

1929, IN PLAT BOOK 23, PAGE 9,AS

DOCUMENT NO. 431623, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Commonly known as:

400 North Avenue, Lockport, IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

Residential

P.I.N.:

11-04-35-107-001-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

2703 Legal

Notices

if there is a surplus 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:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND ASSO-

CIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

2701 Property for

Sale

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 405 E. 17th Street, Lockport, IL

60441 (Residential). On the 6th day of

June, 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: US BANK

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS

TRUSTEE, IN TRUST ON BEHALF

OF JP MORGAN MORTGAGE AC-

QUISITION TRUST 2006-CW2 Plaintiff

V. JAMES K. LOVELACE; LISA

LOVELACE; MORTGAGE ELEC-

TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,

INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMER-

ICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER; SIL-

VER CROSS HOSPITAL Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 0217 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND ASSO-

CIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

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.

2701 Property for

Sale

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 208 Cameron Avenue, Lockport, IL

60441 (Single Family Home). Onthe

6th day of June, 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: Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a

Mr. Cooper Plaintiff V. Robert

Thrasher; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 1697 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

Certificate no. 32847 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will County on May 7, 2019

wherein the business firm of

Miscellany Books located at 701

Morgan Street Joliet, IL 60436 was

registered; that the true or real

name of the person owning the

business, with their respective post

office address is as follows:

Classandra Green

701 Morgan Street

Joliet, IL 60436

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 7th day of May, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk


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2702 Public

Notices

Certificate no. 32848 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will County on May 8, 2019

wherein the business firm of

Suburbs Painting located at

12 Haller Ave Romeoville, IL

60446 was registered; that the true

or real name of the person owning

the business, with their respective

post office address is as follows:

Joseph Chavez

412 Haller Ave

Romeoville, IL 60446

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my ofice in Joliet; Illinois,

this 8th day of May, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

STATE OF ILLINOIS

CIRCUIT COURT OF WILL

COUNTY

Request of Euvangalos Ioannis

Klementzos

Case Number: 19MR968

There will beacourt date onmy

Request to change my name from:

Euvangalos Ioannis Klementzos to

the new new name of:

Euvangalos Ioannis Tsakopoulos

The court date will be held on

July 15 at 9:00am at 57 N.Ottawa

St, Joliet IL 60432 Courtroom

#A236

/s/:Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis, Attorney for Petitioner

2701 Property for

Sale

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 2653 Lawrence Avenue, Lockport, IL

60441 (Single Family Home.). On the

13th day of June, 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: WILMINGTON SAVINGS

FUND SOCIETY, FSB, ASTRUSTEE

FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE

LOAN TRUST A Plaintiff V. DO-

MINIC SENESE, AKA DOMINIC J.

SENESE; DEBORAH SENESE, AKA

DEBORAH A.SENESE; CONTINEN-

TAL PACKAGING, INC. Defendant.

Case No. 15 CH 1990 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Aldridge Pite, LLP

Two Northfield Plaza Suite 201

Northfield, IL 60093

P: 1-224-216-2826

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.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 400 North Avenue, Lockport, IL

60441 (Residential). Onthe 13th day of

June, 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: FLAGSTAR

BANK, FSB Plaintiff V. LUIS O. HER-

NANDEZ A/K/A LUIS HERNANDEZ;

SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND

URBAN DEVELOPMENT; STATE

OF ILLINOIS; CAROL HERNANDEZ

Defendant.

Case No. 17 CH 2103 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND ASSO-

CIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

2703 Legal

Notices

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-

TION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST ON

BEHALF OF JP MORGAN MORT-

GAGE ACQUISITION TRUST

2006-CW2

Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMES K.LOVELACE; LISA LOVE-

LACE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC

REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS

NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S

WHOLESALE LENDER; SILVER

CROSS HOSPITAL

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 0217

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 28th day of January, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

6th day of June, 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 EAST HALF OF LOT 5 AND

LOT 4 (EXCEPT THE EAST 45 FEET

THEREOF), IN BLOCK 19, IN

SOUTH LOCKPORT, A SUBDIVI-

SION OF THE NORTH 100 RODS OF

THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF

SECTION 26, IN TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH AND IN RANGE 10EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Commonly known as:

405 E. 17th Street, Lockport, IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

Residential

P.I.N.:

11-04-26-133-015-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND ASSO-

CIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr.

Cooper

Plaintiff,

vs.

Robert Thrasher; et. al.

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1697

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 16th day of January, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

6th day of June, 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:

LOTS 273 AND 274 IN DELLWOOD

HIGHLANDS, A SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SEC-

TIONS 26 AND 27, TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, ACCORD-

ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-

CORDED AS DOCUMENT NO.

354881, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS.

Commonly known as:

208 Cameron Avenue, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

11-04-27-409-002-0000

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.

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the lockport legend | May 23, 2019 | 41

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Ray Holland

Ray Holland is a senior at

Lockport Township. He is

a member of the Porters

boys track and field team

and will participate at the

state meet this weekend in

two events, the 110-meter

high hurdles and the

1,600-meter relay.

How would you say

the season has gone

overall for you and the

team?

I’m happy with the team

and the season. Coming in,

I was very confident, and I

knew the opportunity was

there. There’s not a lot of

seniors, but we are close

as a team. It’s been the favorite

of my four varsity

seasons and the most fun

I’ve had.

How did you start

running track and

field?

I was in the seventh

grade at Homer Jr. High,

and I almost didn’t do track

and field. I had played

baseball and a friend had

to remind me of the tryout

date for the track team. But

then I went out, and I was

fast, so I just had a natural

talent for it.

When did you stop

playing baseball?

When I was really young

I did baseball, basketball

and soccer. But when I got

to high school, it was just

track and field. I chucked

all the other sports and just

stuck with track.

What is it about track

and field that makes it

the sports for you?

I just love going fast and

running. There’s nothing

else like it. When I’m running,

I don’t think about

else. It’s like I’m in my

own little world.

Which do you like

better, running

the 110-meter

high hurdles or the

1,600-meter relay?

That’s tough. I can’t really

pick one. I’m out there

running with my brothers

in both events. So, I love

them both. They both have

different groups and a

great mixture of kids.

What have you

learned from Lockport

track and field coach

Tom Razo?

I’ve learned so much.

I’ve learned to calm down

and not be so anxious.

He’s kept my mind on the

straight and narrow. He’s

always there if you need

him. He always asks us,

‘How bad do you want it?’

He tells us to put our heart

into the race. He’s a great

coach, and I’m so glad I

had him.

Who is your favorite

superhero and why?

With DC, it’s The Flash.

Just because of the super

speed and the running.

With Marvel, my favorite

is Iron Man. That’s because

I love the technical

stuff.

Photo submitted

What do you do to

pump yourself up

before a race?

I do like to listen to

some music. A lot of old

rock music or metal. A

song I like is “Down With

The Sickness” by Disturbed.

But most of the

time, I really like to calm

myself down and keep myself

from being overhyped.

I like to just focus on the

race.

Are you going to run

track and field in

college?

That’s the question. I

have an opportunity to do

that, but I’m not sure yet

if I want to. I want to be

a pilot, and I’ve narrowed

it down to a couple of

schools, but I’d rather not

say where. I will make that

decision soon.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lockport?

The overall atmosphere.

You know your team has

your back. Everyone always

motivates each other.

It’s been an amazing four

years here.

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Randy Whalen

This Week In...

Lockport Township

High School Varsity

Athletics

Baseball

■May ■ 29 host IHSA

Sectional, 4:30 p.m.

Softball

■May ■ 24 host IHSA

Regional Final, TBD

■May ■ 28 at IHSA Sectional,

TBA

Boys Volleyball

Lockport def. Homewood-Flossmoor 25-

18, 25-12

Jake Whyte and Matt Arens each recorded

seven kills and two aces Thursday,

May 16, to lead the Porters past the Vikings

in a SouthWest Suburban Conference

match. Jacob Prince dished out nine

assists in the victory.

Bolingbrook def. Lockport 25-20,

track

From Page 43

along with juniors Aidan

Pajeau, Ross Cronholm

and Mike Barber, who finished

fourth with a time of

LTHS

From Page 42

started playing, and I

thought it was a really interesting

sport because it

was kind of a mixture of

any sport I’ve ever played

before, so I wanted to try it

out. I guess I just never put

my stick down after that.”

The Porters, currently

5-9, may not be having

the breakout season they

■May ■ 29 at IHSA Sectional,

TBA

Boys Track and Field

■May ■ 24 at IHSA State

Championship, TBA

■May ■ 25 at IHSA State

Championship, TBA

Boys Tennis

■May ■ 23 at IHSA State

Championship, TBD

■May ■ 24 at IHSA State

Championship, TBD

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

8:06.90 in the 3,200-meter

relay.

“We did well,” Razo

said. “Kyle winning the

400, we thought he could

do it. Our 4x4 team winning

and our two hurdlers.

It was a good night, and

■May ■ 25 at IHSA State

Championship, TBD

Boys Lacrosse

■May ■ 24 host IHSA Sectional

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 28 at IHSA Super

Sectional, TBA

Girls Lacrosse

■May ■ 24 at IHSA Sectional,

7 p.m.

■May ■ 28 at IHSA Super

Sectional, TBA

21-25, 25-21

Alex Matteucci managed 10 digs in

the SouthWest Suburban Conference

match May 14 in Lockport. Jake Whyte

pitched in 10 kills and two aces and Robbie

Maida dished out 12 assists for the

Porters.

Compiled by Editor Max Lapthorne, max@

lockportlegend.com.

I’m proud of the guys.”

The State Finals are

this Thursday, May 23,

through Saturday, May

25, at O’Brien Field,

on the campus of Eastern

Illinois University in

Charleston.

had hoped for, but it is not

causing them to hang their

heads.

Young stars like Frieri

have Smietanski excited

for the future and said the

best is yet to come.

“[Frieri] definitely belongs

on varsity — any

team would be lucky to

have her; we’re very lucky

to have her,” the Porters

coach said. “We’re very

much comprised of freshman

on varsity this year, so

it does give us that little bit

of a lack of experience, but

we’re going to have four

years with all these girls

on varsity who are varsity

right now. I think that’s

really good, and they’re

going to build a lot of camaraderie.

Come Fran’s

junior, senior year, we’re

going to be a real force

headed by her, for the most

part.”

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Girls Lacrosse

Freshman Frieri among nation’s leaders in goal scoring

Frieri an offensive

juggernaut for

team’s inaugural

varsity season

Erin Redmond

Freelance Reporter

Being a freshman on the

varsity team can be intimidating.

The need to prove they

belong there to their older

classmates creates constant

pressure — but not

for Francesca Frieri.

The Lockport freshman

has not only risen to the

varsity level of girls lacrosse

but also exceeded

it. As of May 10, she is

third in scoring in the entire

nation, according to

MaxPreps.com. Frieri has

fired in 119 goals for the

Porters so far in their inaugural

varsity season.

And despite all her success,

the rookie remains

humble.

“I’m just trying to help

my team out,” she said.

“We really trying to win

as many games as possible.

Whatever way I can

contribute to helping the

team out is kind of my

fuel for trying to score the

goals.”

The Porters girls lacrosse

team is still in

its youth, playing in the

middle of its second season

as a program and its

first with a varsity team.

Inexperience comes with

the territory, coach David

Smietanski said, but his

team looks to one of its

youngest players for guidance.

“[Frieri] has been exposed

to lacrosse for a lot

longer than a lot of the

girls have been. So when

it comes to classroom

Porters freshman Francesca Frieri has scored well over 100 goals for LTHS girls lacrosse in its inaugural varsity season, giving the squad

plenty of optimism for the future. 22nd Century Media File Photo

time, when we review

things, she’ll know other

girls who are at a high

level, and she can point

those girls out to us so we

can have a game plan and

know who we’re looking

at,” he said. “Just her experience

in terms of technique

… the flow of the

game and being able to

explain that [is priceless].

We can be like ,‘Hey,

Fran, show us how to do

this,’ and we’ll go through

and show everyone how

to do it. It’s a good attitude

[she has], and it’s

great to have that.”

But knowing the game

inside and out does not

make it less intimidating

for the young Porter. She

said taking the field and

playing against her older

peers has been “nervewracking,”

but it has

only pushed her to work

harder.

Entering her freshman

season, Frieri said she set

a goal of being an “impact

player” — and it’s safe to

say she is achieving it.

“I feel like I’m kind of

a utility player; I kind of

help fill in wherever we

need to,” she said. “I take

the ball to the net, and I

try to get the ball as much

as possible [to help the

team]. One of our main

goals this year was trying

to keep longer possessions,

so just trying to

keep it on our side of the

field.”

Her skills on the field

“Any team would be lucky to

have her; we’re very lucky to

have her.”

David Smietanski — Lockport Township girls

lacrosse coach, on Francesca Frieri

did not just happen overnight,

either. She has been

playing lacrosse for more

than five years and was

hooked from the start.

“I’ve been playing since

like fifth or sixth grade,”

Frieri said. “My brother

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Cobras 11U team

off to 15-0 start

Submitted by the Lockport

Cobras

The Lockport Cobras

Boys 11U Travel Baseball

Team has started this

season red hot in compiling

an undefeated record

of 15-0 while winning

back to back weekend

tournaments in Midlothian

on May 5 and Elgin

on May 12. They took

home the title at the JP

Sports South Side Silver

Showdown in Midlothian

and the Game Day USA

Silver Series Championships

in Elgin.

The team is coached by

Bryon Mane, Steve Lopez

and Chris Bielski. Team

members include: Michael

Arroyo, Ethan Bielski,

Jeffery Bruining, Carson

Fase, Sean Goacher,

Jonathan Lopez, Michael

Mane, Caden Malczewski,

Jack Schiek, Jonathan

Schlender and Daniel Welcome.

The Lockport Cobras 11U baseball team celebrates May 12 after taking first place at the Game Day USA Silver

Series Championships in Elgin. Photo submitted

Boys Track and Field

LTHS sprints to second-place finish at sectional

Lockport finds

success in several

events, ends with

82 points

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

When Kyle Langellier

saw his sprint coach, Robert

Beach, running toward

him, he was not exactly

sure what was going on.

But Beach had good

news for Langellier, a

Lockport Township junior

track and field standout.

“I saw coach Beach

coming toward me and

smiling,” Langellier said.

“It was surreal.”

What was surreal was

that Langellier literally

came out of nowhere to

win the 100-meter dash

with a time of 11.08 seconds.

That edged Naperville

Central senior Cade

McDonald (11.10 seconds)

to win the event. Langellier

was in the third heat of

the 100-meter dash, so he

was not even considered

among the favorites.

“I was seeded ninth in

the 100, but I had a goal

to break 11 seconds,” Langellier

said. “I had just run

it in 11.10 seconds, which

was my best time. So even

though I didn’t break 11

seconds, the 11.08 was my

[personal record], and it

won the race. Between that

and everything else, it was

probably one of the best

nights of my life.”

That is because it was

one of three titles for Langellier

on the night. His

performance helped the

Porters boys track and

field team to a secondplace

finish on Friday,

May 17, at the Class 3A

Downers Grove North

Sectional.

It is the fifth time in a

row and sixth time in the

past seven seasons since

it last won a sectional title

in 2012 that Lockport has

placed second in its sectional.

But unlike last season,

when the Porters fell

a point short as they were

edged 73-72 by Romeoville

at the same location,

this second place was not

disappointing.

“We’re a different team

now,” Lockport coach

Tom Razo said. “It was

good to see us grow. We

thought we could be second

but, we had to do

well, and we did. We had

solid efforts across the

board.”

This season, Lockport

(82) actually scored more

points. But Naperville

Central (99 points) literally

ran away with the team

title. Naperville North

(63) was third, followed

by Downers Grove South

(51), and Romeoville (46)

and Downers Grove North

(46) tied for fifth. Benet

Academy (34), Hinsdale

Central (32), Hinsdale

South (24) and Sandburg

(22) rounded out the Top

10.

Richards (19) was 11th,

and Bolingbrook (14),

Stagg (11), Lemont (9)

and Shepard (6) rounded

out the rest of the 15-team

field.

Langellier also won

the 400-meter dash with

a time of 48.68 seconds.

That edged his fellow junior

teammate Michael

Walkosz (:49.06), who

finished second. In fact,

Langellier’s time set a new

school record by a junior,

although not overall.

The junior record was

previously held by Perry

Robinson. Robinson went

on to win the Class AA

state championship in that

event as a senior with a

time of 47.49 in 1982.

“It was a great night, and

I was really happy to share

the wins with Michael

Walkosz,” Langellier said.

“He’s been my brother out

there.”

The two were part of

the winning 1,600-meter

relay team, too. That consisted

of senior Ray Holland,

Langellier, Walkosz

and freshman Gabe Czako.

The Porters (3:24.08)

edged Naperville Central

(3:25.47). It was the

only relay that Naperville

Central did not win. The

Redhawks captured the

other three and also a trio

of individual events to win

their first sectional title

since 2000.

But there were more

winning combos for the

Porters. In the 110-meter

high hurdles, it was

Holland (14.82 seconds)

winning, and sophomore

teammate Aaron Kiela

(15.31) was second.

“It was really fun,” Holland

said of being in a pair

of winning events. “I think

it was because we were all

relaxed. We just had a lot

of fun together.”

Also finishing in the Top

4 in the sectional and just

missing going to state was

senior Joe Edwards with

a third-place throw of 48-

feet-11 inches in the shot

put, junior Michael Gradle

with a third-place distance

of 22-feet-11.5 inches in

the long jump, Walkosz

with a fourth-place time

of 11.30 seconds in the

100-meter dash, Czako

with a fourth-place time

of 40.70 seconds in the

300-meter hurdles and the

Porter foursome of sophomore

Devan Callahan,

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Girls Soccer

Porters give their all in regional title match, falling 2-1

Team closes out

season with final

record of 14-4-5

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Jennifer Latoza and Samantha

Shafabidy both

had birthdays on Friday,

May 17.

The Lockport Township

girls soccer players could

not think of a better present

than a regional championship.

But unfortunately for

them and the rest of the

Porters, that did not happen.

Instead, it was Metea

Valley with a pair of goals

in a 70-second span late in

the first half that stood up

for the winning goals over

the host Porters in a 2-1

victory on May 17 in the

title game of the Class 3A

Lockport Regional at the

LTHS soccer field.

The No. 6-seeded Mustangs

(10-8-2) won their

sixth-straight regional title

and seventh in the past

eight years. They played

top-seeded Naperville

North, a 3-2 winner over

West Aurora in the regional

title game, on Wednesday,

May 22, in a semifinal

of the East Aurora Sectional.

Lockport (14-4-5),

which was seeded No. 4

in the sectional, closed

out one of its best seasons

in school history recordwise.

But the Porters fell

short in their bid to win a

regional championship for

the first time since 2012.

“A win would have been

a better birthday present,”

Latoza said. “But it’s OK.

We played hard the entire

time. It’s just unfortunate

that we didn’t get too many

chances, but we played our

best.”

Latoza, a forward, and

Natalie Miller, a midfielder,

were the only seniors

on the field for the Porters.

Their only other seniors,

forwards Finley Travis and

Gabby Zieba, were both

out with injuries. Travis

broke her right foot in the

last week of the regular

season in a key game, a

2-0 loss on May 6 at Sandburg.

Zieba tore the ACL

in her right knee on March

18 in a 3-0 loss at SWSC

Red champion Bradley-

Bourbonnais.

“It was a good game,”

Lockport coach Todd

Elkei said of the regional

title tilt. “It would have

been nice to not have two

seniors on the sideline. But

we played hard. It wasn’t

from lack of effort.”

It certainly was not and

will always be a memorable

season.

“I will definitely just

remember this group of

girls and these wonderful

coaches,” Miller said.

“The coaches taught me

everything. I’m looking

forward to the next chapter

in college [at St. Ambrose

University], but I will miss

these girls so much.”

Playing in their second

regional title game in the

past three seasons, Lockport

scored first. That was

when freshman Karolina

Stasik was able to redirect

a crossing pass from the

left by junior midfielder

Chloe Barrett and punch it

in just 3:18 into the game.

“We came out on fire,

just how we wanted to

play,” Elkei said. “I had

seen that play we scored

on and passed it along to

the team the night before

the game. That’s exactly

how we scored our goal.”

Unfortunately for the

Porters, their opportunities

after that were few and far

between. Five minutes after

the goal, freshman forward

Anna Domina had a

shot opportunity from the

right sail high. Another

freshman, defender Sarah

Matuszek, took a corner

kick with 16 minutes left

in the first half and added a

restart kick from the top of

the box about seven minutes

later that went wide.

Less than a minute after

that, Metea Valley

had an excellent opportunity,

as senior midfielder

Kayla Hurst got the ball

all alone on the left side.

She drew junior keeper

Reagan Tompkins out of

the net and sent in a shot.

The grounder was headed

into the goal, but Latoza

swooped in and made a

non-goalie save with 8:25

to play in the first half.

“I saw Reagan come

out, and I wanted to fill in

her spot,” Latoza said of

the play. “I was blessed to

be in the right spot at the

right time.”

The Mustangs, however,

came back four minutes

later and scored. Following

a foul, they had a restart

opportunity from the

top of the box. From there,

senior midfielder Kiley

McKee put in the free

kick, and the game was

tied at 1-1 with 4:51 left in

the first half.

Just over a minute later,

sophomore defender Katy

Flanders fired in a shot

that Tompkins saved. But

she gave up a rebound near

the right post, and freshman

midfielder Jocelyn

Grabow was there to put

it in with 3:41 left in the

opening half. So, the two

goals came within 70 seconds

of each other.

Lockport’s Lauren Philips surveys the field during a game earlier this season.

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“The first goal was from

right outside the box, so

there wasn’t much we

could do,” Latoza said of

the Mustangs’ goal. “Then

the second one, we were

out of position and gave

up a rebound goal.”

Those proved to be the

difference.

“Once they got the first

goal, we got in a threeminute

panic mode,” Elkei

said. “Anyone could have

been the No. 4 through 10

seed in this sectional. Our

younger kids got a lot of

experience. We just need a

goal scorer.”

That was the Porters’

issue in the second half.

They had exactly one opportunity,

a restart from

the top of the box with

29:40 to play in the game.

From there, Matuszek

ripped a laser that was on

goal, but it went right to

junior keeper Nikki Coryell,

who corralled it.

The rest of the game belonged

to the Mustangs.

Junior midfielder Sydney

Rohm had corner kick opportunities

and also had

a shot roll off the top of

the crossbar. Junior midfielder

Grace Galfano also

made a non-goalie save for

Lockport late in the first

half. But, despite Metea

Valley being whistled for

two yellow cards in the

last 35 seconds, the Porters

never got off another shot

on goal.

In the semifinals, Lockport

defeated Bolingbrook

2-0 on May 14. It was the

third win for the Porters

over their fellow South-

West Suburban Conference

opponent this season.

Galfano and Barrett, on an

assist by Miller, had the

goals. It was Tompkins’

15th shutout on the season,

including four scoreless

ties.

The next day, May 15,

Metea Valley knocked out

Oswego East by the score

of 3-0.

Shafabidy, a defender,

was one of six sophomores

on the team. There were

seven freshmen on the

Porter postseason roster.

So, the future looks bright.

“Obviously, it’s always

hard to leave,” Miller said.

“But I’m going to come

back and watch these girls.

I will be happy to see them

grow.”


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Baseball and Softball

Lockport baseball, softball squads ready for postseason

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

As the baseball and

softball postseason opens

this week, both Lockport

Township teams find

themselves seeded second

in their respective sectionals.

So if things pan out

according to the seeds,

there could be excitement

through the end of next

week and beyond for the

Porters.

But first things first, as

the postseason is set to

begin this week for both

teams.

The softball team is

coming off back-to-back

regional championships.

This Saturday the Porters

hope to add to that as they

host a regional and will be

aiming for their 20th regional

title in the past 25

seasons and 25th regional

championship overall in

the 47-year history of the

program.

The Porters (26-5, 10-

0) finished undefeated in

the Blue Division of the

SouthWest Suburban Conference

this season.

“It’s definitely been exciting,”

Lockport softball

coach Marissa Chovanec

said of the regular season.

“It’ been a long time [6

years] since we were conference

champions. This

has been a unique group

— a large group of juniors

to go with our seniors. But

we had a large group of seniors

last year and most of

these juniors stayed on the

sophomore team.

“They won the conference

as freshmen and

then again as sophomores.

They brought that winning

culture to this season. To

finish undefeated in the

conference is awesome.”

Lockport completed the

undefeated conference

season with a 7-2 win

over Stagg on Thursday,

May 16, in Palos Hills. A

trio of those juniors led

the way as Madeline Kundrat

(5 IP, 6 strikeouts),

Brooke Ligacki (2 hits),

and Haley Panfil (2 RBI)

led the way as the Porters

won their eighth in a row

overall.

Earlier in the week, on

May 14, the Porters celebrated

Senior Night by

hosting Sandburg and

coming away with a 2-0

win. One of the seniors,

pitcher Erin Kleffman (6

1/3 IP, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts)

got the win. Panfil (3 hits)

and junior Alyssa Drogemuller

(2-for-2, run, RBI)

paced the offense.

“Right now, we are

firing on all three cylinders,”

Chovanec said of

her team’s hitting, pitching

and defense. “We just

have to continue to focus

on having good at-bats and

having that workmanlike

approach. We know at this

point we can be one and

done, so this is what we

prepare for.”

The postseason opens

this week and Lockport

is the No. 2 seed behind

Lincoln-Way Central in

the Class 4A Thornwood

Sectional. The Porters host

their own regional and face

the winner of the Bloom

Township and Thornwood

game from the day before

at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May

21.

Andrew and Plainfield

South square off afterward.

The winners are to

play in the regional championship

game at 11 a.m.

on Saturday, May 25.

While things haven’t

gone as well lately, the

Lockport baseball team is

not going to go down without

a fight. At the end of the

regular season, the Porters

sat at 21-14. But they had

opened the season with a

record of 18-2, so they lost

9-of-11 through Thursday,

May 16.

Even though the last few

weeks have not exactly

gone the way the Porters

envisioned it, they know

the real test starts this

week in the postseason.

That is where anything can

happen and they certainly

have the talent to make a

deep run in the State Tournament.

“We continue to battle

throughout this final

stretch of the season,”

Lockport coach Andy Satunas

said. “We have been

hitting a lot of ‘at them’

balls. Once they start falling

we will see good things

happen. Our pitching continues

to compete and our

defense has been playing

Lockport outfielder Collin Woulfe tracks a fly ball during a game earlier this season.

22nd Century Media File Photo

catch better. We continue

to focus on the little things

day after day.”

Little things cost Lockport

last week in three

losses. In a 6-2 home loss

to Stagg in an SWSC Blue

game on May 14, Lockport

out-hit the Chargers

9-5 but issued six walks

while Stagg surrendered

none. Sophomore Ryan

Moerman, along with

seniors Josh Bently and

Alex Martinez all had two

hits for the Porters.

The next day, the Porters

traveled to Stagg and lost

9-6. But they were behind

9-0 after three innings before

rallying for four in

the fourth and single runs

in the sixth and seventh.

They left the bases loaded

in the seventh. Junior Tim

Hoak had two hits off the

bench for Lockport. The

Porters finished 3-7 in the

SWSC Blue. Stagg improved

to 14-15 and 5-5.

Then on Thursday, May

16, Lockport lost 4-1 to De

La Salle at Route 66 Stadium

in the quarterfinals

of the Do It Stevie’s Way

Tournament. Martinez was

3-for-3 and Moerman added

two of the Porters seven

hits. Lockport scored in

the first but couldn’t plate

another run. De La Salle

scored three runs in the

bottom of the fifth to break

a 1-1 tie.

The Porters host their

own sectional and hope

to advance to it. But first,

they have to go through

the Andrew Regional this

week which is to be held

in Crestwood at Standard

Bank Stadium.

Lockport opens at 4:30

p.m. on Thursday, May

23, against the winner of

the Bloom Township at

Crete-Monee game. Andrew

plays Sandburg right

after that under the lights.

The winners play for the

regional championship at

11 a.m. on Saturday, May

25.

tennis

From Page 47

the SouthWest Suburban

Conference Red Division

championship with

Stagg this season. It was

Central’s first conference

championship in the sport

since 2010.

“I think my first and

second doubles teams

were pretty even all year,”

Riebe said. “Each one

would pick each other

up all the time. We just

wanted to stay in on every

point. It was great for the

team to tie for the conference.

That’s the first time

since 2010.”

If the Knights can wait

nine years to get another

conference crown, Winter

and Piltaver can wait another

week to be officially

done with high school.

The final day for the

Central seniors was Friday,

May 17. But not for

them as the State Finals

are this Thursday, May

23 through Saturday, May

25 at various locations

with the main one being

Hersey High School in

Arlington Heights.

“I thought I was done

with high school,” Winter

said. “But this is a good

reason to keep me here

another week.”


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LTHS led by Hennessey’s finish in Top 10 for pole vault

Jeff DeGraw

Freelance Reporter

The 47th IHSA Girls

Track and Field finals had

great weather, although

very windy, with temperatures

in the mid-80s, and

that translated to some

great performances by area

athletes last weekend.

Lockport was led by

the ninth-place finish in

the pole vault from Andi

Hennessey, as the senior

jumped 11 feet.

“I can’t complain about

this state meet at all, and

it’s very emotional,” Hennessey,

a senior, said. “I’ve

worked very hard to make

my senior year a good one,

and to place at state is just

amazing.”

The Porters 3,200 relay

of Kate Wojciewicz,

Madison Polinski, Abbey

Kozak and Anna Kozak

did not qualify for the finals,

and Polinski also

ran the 800 but did not

advance.

“Today didn’t go the

way we wanted, but it’s

always an accomplishment

when you qualify for

state,” Polinski, a junior,

said. “We were here, and

I’m sure there are plenty

who would trade places

with us. We are proud of

the fact that we qualified,

represented our school and

did the best we could on

this day.”

Providence Catholic junior

Sam Spencer won the

2A pole vault title with a

jump of 12-6. The Celtics

also received a fifth -place

performance from senior

Chelsea Wells in the triple

jump (37-5), and the 800

relay of Teresa Topolski,

Sara Kerfin, Kendall Dickason

and Sam Spencer was

ninth (1:46.32). That relay

ran a school record 1:43.91

in qualifying for the finals

last Friday.

“This is sort of a bittersweet

meet for me,” Wells,

a senior, said. “I placed

fifth last year, also, but I’m

proud of how this season

ended, because I was so

inconsistent this outdoor

season. It’s sad to see it

end, but it’s time. I’m going

to the University of

Wisconsin, but I’m done

with track.”

“It’s been a long season

with the weather we had,”

Kerfin said. “But we now

know we can run fast and

compete with all of these

teams in the relay. All of

our relay members are

back next year, and we

want to do this all over

again and get a better place

next year.”

Lincoln-Way East

placed eighth as a team

with 24 points and had five

All-State placers.

The Griffins had three

sixth-place individual performances,

with freshman

Marian Azeez in the long

jump (19-0), senior Taylor

Wright in the 400 (57.04)

and sophomore Katie

Sciarini in the 300 hurdles

(45.79).

The 1,600 relay of

Wright, Sciarini, Sophia

Barnard and Ibukun Ajifolokun

placed second

(3:55.53), and the 800

relay of Azeez, Barnard,

Wright and Ajifolokun

was sixth (1:42.70).

“This has been a great

meet for us,” Azeez said.

“Not everything went our

way, but we are young,

and we will certainly miss

Taylor [Wright] next year.

But we are excited to keep

the tradition of the Griffins

girls track and field going.”

“This experience was

something,” Sciarini

Lockport’s Kate Wojciewicz (left) receives the baton from teammate Abbey Kozak as

they compete in the Class 3A 3,200-meter relay in the Friday, May 17, preliminaries at

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said. “I really wanted to

run better times, but this

really motivates you to

work hard for next year.

Lincoln-Way Central’s

Jess LiVigni tied for sixth

in the pole vault with an

11-0 effort.

“It was very cool and

fun to be here and compete,”

LiVigni said. “It’s

exciting to get to the podium,

and I’m sure everyone

will work hard to

get back, because I know

I will.”

The Knights Mackenzie

Brownrigg had a difficult

senior season. She missed

the cross country season

with an injury and never

thought it was possible to

make it back to Charleston.

She did, ran in the

1,600 meters and although

she did not qualify for the

finals, Brownrigg was satisfied

with just being back

at the state finals.

“I never dreamed that

in the fall I would be

able to qualify for the

state track finals and end

my career here on this

track,” Brownrigg said. “I

wrote ‘injury’ on my hand

to remind me of what I

have been through and

how hard I have worked

to make this happen. It

wouldn’t be possible

without my teammates,

and I’m so proud of everyone.

“In October when I

started running again, my

sole purpose was to get

back here. It wasn’t going

well, and then I quit

worrying about times, and

I knew I just had to trust

myself and what I was doing.

It wasn’t the senior

year anyone would want,

but I’m certainly proud of

what I accomplished.”

Central’s Merrigan Allen

placed 28th in the

3,200 meters (11:44.40).

“It was very hot out

there, and when you hit the

wind, it felt like you were

standing still,” Allen said.

“This is such an awesome

experience, and there is

such a great camaraderie

among the distance runners.

This is also so motivating

to get ready for

cross country.”


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fastbreak

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st and 3

Porters softball

finishes

undefeated in

conference

1. Ending on a strong

note

The LTHS softball

team was 26-5

and finished 10-0

in the Blue Division

of the South-

West Suburban

Conference ahead

of the Moline Invite

this past weekend.

2. Another victory

Lockport completed

the undefeated

conference season

with a 7-2 win over

Stagg on Thursday,

May 16, in Palos

Hills.

3. Postseason positioning

The postseason

was set to open

earlier this week,

and Lockport was

the No. 2 seed

behind Lincoln-

Way Central in the

Class 4A Thornwood

Sectional.

Boys Tennis

Blomquist and Naylor combine for doubles sectional championship

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

The partnership paid

off.

When sophomores

Douglas Blomquist and

Peter Naylor were paired

at first doubles for the

Lockport Township boys

tennis team this season,

they didn’t know exactly

how it would turn

out.

After all, Blomquist

was a sectional doubles

champion last year with

a different partner, while

Naylor was on the second

doubles team and lost in

the sectional quarterfinals.

But the duo developed

all throughout the

season and they rallied

from an early deficit last

weekend to capture the

doubles championship

of the Lockport Sectional

on Saturday, May

18 at the Lockport tennis

courts.

Blomquist and Naylor

are the only Porters to advance

to state this season,

however, as Lockport

saw its four-year sectional

title win streak come

to an end. That’s because

Hinsdale South, which

qualified both singles and

both doubles players to

this weekend’s State Finals,

scored 30 points to

easily win this season’s

otherwise balanced sectional.

Lockport (18 points)

was second. Followed

by Minooka (16), Romeoville

(14), Lincoln-Way

Central (10), Sandburg

(6), Joliet West (4), Lincoln-Way

West (0) and

Bolingbrook (0).

“This is two years in a

row,” Blomquist smiled at

winning a sectional championship

in each of his

first two high school seasons.

“I’m halfway there.

It’s been amazing.”

In the finals, the duo

defeated Hinsdale South

junior Tony Lu and freshman

Zane Bisharat 7-5,

7-5. Blomquist and Naylor

rallied from 5-2 down

in the first set to win. The

second set was back-andforth.

They were down

3-1, up 4-3, down 5-4, but

then regrouped to take the

final three games and win.

“We have a new partnership

that’s come together

and really paid

off,” Naylor said. “For us

to get to Day 2 at state is

the plan.”

They were the only

Porters to get to Day 2 of

the sectional. They easily

won their first-day matchups,

on Friday, May 17,

with a 6-1, 6-1 win over

Sandburg and a 6-0, 6-0

victory over Joliet West.

But the semifinals on

Saturday were a little

harder as the pair pulled

off an epic 6-7(7), 7-6

(4), 6-3 win over fellow

sophomores Dhruv Vaze

and Aaron John from Hinsdale

South.

“We just never gave

up,” Blomquist said of

the semifinal match. They

wanted to play their game,

we wanted to play ours.

When we won that we

were fired up.”

Naylor agreed.

“It was bang, bang tennis,”

he said of the threehour

semifinal. “Since we

won that we wanted to go

all out and win the final

too. Every point matters,

every point is a new start.”

Lockport coach Bob

Champlin was impressed.

“They started playing

aggressive,” he said of

his top doubles players.

“They were up 5-2 in the

first set of the semifinal

and let off the gas a little.

But they regrouped for the

second set. We’re excited.

They’ve done so much

to be in this spot. Douglas

was in this spot last

year so it’s great that he’s

back.

“That was really an

awesome performance

and some of the best tennis

that they played all

year. We play tough competition

for moments like

this. The team did well

this season. There were a

lot of positives in a lot of

spots.”

Lockport’s No. 1 singles

player, Quinn Robinson,

lost 6-0, 6-0 in a

quarterfinal matchup to

eventual third-place finisher,

senior Jacob John

from Hinsdale South. The

Porters second doubles

player, senior Daniel Evans,

dropped a close 7-5,

6-3 opening round match

to the eventual fourthplace

finisher, sophomore

Bryce Ranchero from Romeoville.

The LTHS second doubles

pair of senior Andrew

Whetter and junior

Jared Kocolowski nearly

advanced to the final day

too. But they ended up

losing 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to

the eventual fourth-place

pairing of seniors Pat

Winter and Matt Piltaver

from Lincoln-Way Central.

That was the second

of two upsets that Winter

and Piltaver pulled on the

first day. The other was

their opening match, that

was a 7-6 (3), 7-5 win

over Lincoln-Way West

seniors Andrew Stai and

Marek Spader. When the

Knight duo, who played

second doubles all year,

went onto win 6-4, 3-6,

7-5 over Whetter and Kocolowski

there was a celebration

in knowing they

were at state.

“For two of our seniors

to get to state is great,”

Central coach Jacob Riebe

said. “They have only lost

five matches on the season

[through the sectional].

They upset the Lincoln-

Way West No. 1 doubles

team and then beat the

No. 2 Lockport doubles

team, who they had lost

to twice during the season

in an epic 3-set match on

Friday night. When that

happened it was quite a

scene.”

Even though Winter

and Piltaver lost 6-2, 6-2

to Hinsdale South junior

Tony Lu and freshman

Zane Bisharat in the

semifinals, and then 6-3,

6-1 to sophomores Dhruv

Vaze and Aaron John from

Hinsdale South in the

third-place match, they

were through to the state

finals.

“I played singles last

year and I told coach that

I wasn’t playing singles

this year,” Winter said.

“I admit we didn’t think

we’d get here but we

beat Lincoln-Way West

and Lockport. When we

won that third set against

Lockport we were going

crazy.”

It was a crazy time for

Piltaver too.

“I started playing tennis

my sophomore year,” said

Piltaver, who played football

for the first time in

high school this past fall.

“Last year I came up short

in the sectional quarterfinals

with a 3-set loss in

doubles to Lincoln-Way

East (2-6, 6-0, 6-1). So I

wanted to make it this season.”

Central’s singles players

in the sectional were

freshman Collin Bush

and junior TJ Edmier. The

Knights other doubles

team was junior Michael

Bloodgood and sophomore

Matt Soldan. They

helped the Knights tie for

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“Right now, we are firing on all three cylinders. We just have to continue to focus

on having good at-bats and having that workmanlike approach. We know at this

point we can be one and done, so this is what we prepare for.”

Marissa Chovanec — Lockport softball coach, on the team’s wellrounded

play and mentality heading into the postseason

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Baseball

Beginning the playoffs — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at

Andrew Regional

• The Porters open postseason play with a game at

Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.

Index

41 - This Week In

41 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Contributing

Editor Thomas Czaja, tom@homerhori

zon.com.


lockport’s Hometown Newspaper | May 23, 2019

Cruising through

conference Lockport softball team

finishes undefeated in conference play, Page 45

Fire on the field LTHS

freshman Frieri is top scorer on girls

varsity lacrosse team, Page 42

Lockport was led

by the ninth-place

finish in the pole

vault from Andi

Hennessey at the

IHSA Girls Track

and Field finals

on Saturday, May

18, in Charleston.

Clark Brooks/

PhotoNews Media

Lockport pole vaulter gets ninth at state

to lead school’s qualifiers, Page 46

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