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Beth Holste and her

7-year-old grandson,

Adam Owen, check

out a 1966 Corvette

June 3 during the first

Cruisin’ into Lockport

event of 2019. Mary

Compton/22nd

Century

Media

Making

the most

of it Mayor

proposes plan

for old Chevron

property at

meeting, Page 4

Shifting

roles

Batusich

discusses three

decades as LTFPD

firefighter,

joining board of

trustees, Page 6

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Thursday

Old Canal Days

June 13-16, 222 E. 9th

St., Lockport. The Old Canal

Days will feature live

music, a craft show and

much more.

Ladies Night Out - Summer

Social

5-8 p.m. Thursday, June

13, Orland Park Crossing,

14225 95th Ave., Orland

Park. Free event featuring

music, a fashion show, and

a variety of vendors with

health tips and screenings,

fashion and beauty, food,

home decor, shopping, and

more. Free tote bags to the

first 200 people. Fashion

show by Jenny Applegate

of The Leading Image.

Make-and-take project

with DIY Sign Party (additional

cost). For more information

and registration,

visit 22ndcenturymedia.

com/events.

Teen Craft: Space Mugs

5:30-7:30 p.m. June 13,

White Oak Library Lockport

Branch Teen room,

121 E. 8th St. Teens ages

12-18 can come decorate

a mug inspired by outer

space.

Friday

Tween Scene

3:30-5 p.m. June 14, 17

and 19, 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 are welcome. The

first time attendees come,

they will receive a punch

card. The more punches

they get, the better the

prizes they can earn. This

is for 4th, 5th, and 6th

graders.

Saturday

Flag Day

11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15,

Lockport Square Gazebo.

Lockport residents are

invited to commemorate

Flag Day with music and a

presentation during Lockport’s

Old Canal Day.

Annual Old Canal Days

Book Sale

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June 15, White Oak Library

Lockport Branch,

121 E. 8th St. Friends of

the White Oak Library are

invited to this used book

sale featuring a large selection

of used books: best

selling fiction, hardcover

and paperbacks, non-fiction:

history, biographies,

health, inspirational, and

many subjects of interest.

Monday

CARE Monthly Meeting

6-7:30 p.m. June 17,

White Oak Library Lockport

Branch Meeting

Room B, 121 E. 8th St.

Citizens Against Ruining

the Environment are hosting

their monthly meeting.

Tuesday

ESL Conversation Group

1-2 p.m. June 18, White

Oak Library Lockport

Branch Meeting Room

B, 121 E. 8th St. A group

where participants can

practice speaking and

listening to English. For

adults whose first language

is not English. This

is a weekly meeting with

other multi-lingual adults

and English-speaking instructors.

The group is led

by a trained English as a

Second Language instructor

and tutors. Everyone

is welcome. For more information,

call Patricia at

(815) 552-4185.

Wednesday

TRIAD Meeting

9 a.m., 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.

LTHS Foundation Golf

Outing

2:30 p.m. June 19, at

Prairie Bluff Golf Course

19433 Renwick Road,

Lockport. The 20th Annual

Lockport Township

High School Foundation

Golf Outing will be held;

Check-in begins at 2:30

p.m. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.

This nine-hole outing features

scramble golf format,

raffles, buffet-style dinner,

with a dinner only option.

All proceeds benefit LTHS

students and staff through

scholarships and minigrants.

Register at bit.ly/

LTHSFoundationGolfOuting.

UPCOMING

PFLAG Homer Glen,

Lockport Meeting

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday,

June 25, Cross of Glory Lutheran,

RIC Church, 14719

W. 163rd Street, Homer

Glen, IL 60491. LGBTQ+,

families, friends and allies

are invited to join Parents,

Families and Friends of

Lesbians and Gays as they

come together to listen,

learn & connect. For more

information, contact pflag.

hgl@gmail.com, meetings

are the last Tuesday of every

month.

Historic John Lane Farm

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,

July 13 and Sunday, July

14, 16217 S. Gougar Road,

Lockport. John Lane Farm

is holding its annual fundraising

event to raise money

to renovate its historic

barn into a museum.

ONGOING

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

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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.

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. For more information

on rates and court

availability, call (815)

838-3621, ext. 0 or visit

www.lockportpark.org.

Early Will County (pre-

1850) and Wedding

Gowns Exhibits

Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays

through Sundays,

Will County Historical

Museum and Research

Center, 803 S. State St.,

Lockport. Two new exhibits,

Early Will County

(pre-1850) and Wedding

Gowns are on display as

well as “Spring and Summer

Vintage Hats”, Dr.

Dougall’s 19th Century

office, and Early Textiles.

For more information or

tours, call (815) 838-5080

or visit www.willcohis

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Car show cruises back into Lockport for 2019

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

On June 3, people were

dancing while little deuce

coupes were lined up along

S. Hamilton Street in Lockport.

The scene meant one

thing: Cruisin’ into Lockport

has returned.

“This night is always

fun,” Lockport Mayor

Steve Streit said. “Everyone

likes gathering on a

Monday. It’s a small festival

we do where we get to

say ‘hi’ to neighbors.”

Streit and his wife, Wendy,

were checking out the

muscle cars at the Monday

night event.

“I’m going to try and

bring out my Willys Jeep,”

Steve Streit said.

“We do have other

things planned throughout

the summer, as well,”

added Wendy Streit, who

is Lockport’s Summer Art

Series chairperson. “We

want to make sure we have

lots of events throughout

the summer in Lockport.

One of the things were doing

is the frames. There

will be three, 6-feet-tall

frames placed in various

places in downtown Lockport.

We would like people

to take photos behind them

and post the photos online

where you’re entered in a

raffle to win prizes. You

don’t have to be a Lockport

resident to do this.”

“The State Street construction

will be wrapping

up in a few weeks,” Steve

Streit added. “Then, Stagecoach

Restaurant will also

be opening up.”

Hundreds of residents

turned out for the first

festival of the summer in

Lockport. As residents

and friends sat on folding

chairs and blankets, others

danced where they could.

Lockport Mayor Steve Streit (right) and his wife, Wendy Streit, check out the cars

on display June 3 during the first Cruisin’ into Lockport event of the year. Photos by

Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

Lockport resident Kevin Perkins (left) talks to Nick Kleinmark, of Lockport, about his

roadster.

Providing the music for

the evening was Cadillac

Grove. There is to be a

different band every Monday

night. Listening to the

music as he walked around

the classic cars was Lockport

Township Supervisor

Ron Alberico.

“I come out and support

the car show every

Monday night if it’s not

raining,” Alberico said.

“Being a musician all my

life, I enjoy the bands that

perform each week.”

Lockport Township

partners with the city of

Lockport and the Lockport

Township Park District

that helps sponsor Cruisin’

into Lockport. There are

also business sponsors

each week. Cruisin’ into

Lockport T-shirts are sold

during the events.

“Tonight is about community,”

Alberico said.

“It’s good to have people

come on a beautiful night.

We get a lot of cars, we get

a lot of people.”

This is the second year

that Lockport resident

Kevin Perkins has been

bringing his 1922 Dodge

Roadster out for the event.

According to Perkins, he

has the oldest automobile

at Cruisin’ into Lockport.

“I did most of the work

myself on this Roadster,”

Perkins explained. “It was

a half-started project. I saw

this on eBay, and I was the

only bidder.”

Everyone from old men

to young boys wanted to

get a closer look at the

relic. The doors on it are

welded shut, so Perkins has

to jump in the driver’s seat.

“That’s the best way to

get in and out is jump in

and go,” Perkins said. “This

car always seems to draw a

crowd. Almost 100 years

old and it’s going strong.

And if you gotta go, the air

cleaner is a bed pan.”

Perkins owns five cars

and switches them around

at each show.

“It’s a good hobby,

but they take up a lot of

space,” he said.

Perkins has lived in

Lockport for 12 years. One

of the reasons he attends

Cruisin’ into Lockport is

to see old friends and meet

new ones.

“I love Lockport,” Perkins

said. “This is a nice

close-knit town. This is

one of the reasons I moved

here, it’s an old lifestyle

like living in the [1950s].

We all have a good time.”

For more information

on Cruisin’ into Lockport,

contact Jodi Herman

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City Council

Streit unveils plans for ‘Maker’s Park’ at old Chevron property

Jessie Molloy

Freelance Reporter

Lockport Mayor Steve

Streit has a plan for the 13

City-owned acres of land

on the site of the former

Chevron refinery, which

he unveiled in detail June

5 during the Committee of

the Whole meeting.

Streit’s proposal is to

use the site to construct a

“Maker’s Park,” a co-op

facility including indoor

and outdoor spaces which

could be utilized by a

variety of students and

craftsmen (or “makers”) to

hone their skills and create

unique products. Streit

says he believes the project

could “foster a sense of

community and collaboration”

as well as “encourage

quality products and

meaningful work” while

helping small businesses

grow in the south suburbs.

Makers could include

individuals who work in

classical trades such as

tailoring or shoemaking,

tradesmen such as metal

or wood workers, chefs, or

high tech engineers working

on robotics or computer

devices. Streit’s proposed

facility would rent

space to these individuals

where they could work

privately on their projects

or launch their own businesses

selling their refined

goods.

“This would not be a

craft fair,” Streit said.

“This is about interacting

with makers and buying

quality items, which could

reduce our throw-away

culture.”

Streit’s vision for the

plan not only includes the

maker spaces, but also a

public courtyard and potential

event space with a

permanent stage and bathroom

facilities that could

host summer events. While

the City only currently

owns 13 acres on the site,

the plans could include the

acquisition of up to seven

more acres.

In addition to the

schools, Streit has involved

several other organizations

in a coalition to

explore the City’s options

on this project including

CL Enterprises, the State

of Illinois’ Enterprise

Zone, and Space Lab —

a Mokena-based makers

space that offers public

access and community

classes.

Streit’s proposal to the

Committee of the Whole

was to vote at a future

board meeting to commission

a feasibility study for

the project. The estimated

cost of the feasibility study

would be $39,000, though

Streit said he would only

be asking the board for a

maximum of $29,000, because

he assumes he would

be able to get funding from

the state or donors for “at

least $10,000.”

Streit said he believes

Lockport would be an ideal

location for the park because

of the city’s “authenticity,”

the proximity to the

canal walk and downtown,

as well as its location in

relation to Chicago, which

has a “large maker talent

pool.”

Going forward, the hope

is that the project would be

self sustaining from rent

paid by makers, grants,

donations and educational

program fees.

“Hopefully, we would

only need to invest in it

at first to help prime the

pump,” Streit said, addressing

the concerns of

Alderwoman Catherine

Perretta.

While the Maker’s Park

may be years away, one

maker space could enter

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professor Jay Margualus,

who spoke on behalf of Streit’s

proposal, may soon

be renting space from the

City for his organization.

“Recently, we’ve received

a grant to hold more

educational events in the

space, and we’re looking

to find a space that’s more

conducive for students and

parents than dropping their

kids off in a garage,” he

said.

The City is offering to

lease under-utilized space

in the City Hall building to

Margualas.

The rent for the space

has not been determined

and is to be presented with

the lease agreement establishing

hours and security

protocols at a later meeting.

Streit said he thinks the

lease would “add value to

all the residents of Lockport”

while Perretta noted

that the organization would

“be a good test market for

the makers park idea.”

Building developments

Throughout the Committee

of the Whole meeting,

several items regarding

changing zoning and

plans for ongoing developments

were considered.

Several measures were

agreed to, which are to be

voted on at the next meeting,

to approve changes to

the Prologis development.

The committee agreed

to reduce the size of one

previously approved

warehouse parcel in the

development, Building 5,

in order to add three new

commercial out lots to the

development along Archer.

Additionally, changes

to the development layout

have also added two new

warehouse spaces to the

development along 143rd

Street.

The Committee also

gave preliminary approval

for a Special Use Permit

allowing a dog day care

facility to open in the General

Office District on Lot

13 of the Prime Business

Campus.

The 8,051-square-foot

commercial building is to

host J & D Doggie Day

Care, a facility which will

allow for overnight and

day-time dog boarding

and host pet obedience and

training classes.

While most of the business’

operations will take

place inside, the owners

plan to construct outdoor

dog runs in the back of the

property. The dog runs will

be screened by white PVC

fencing and animals will

not be permitted outdoors

overnight.

Finally, the City Council

voted unanimously to

approve a contract with

Gould Brothers LLC for

the partial demolition of

the Sloyan Building located

at 201 W. 6th St. in

the downtown area. Deconstruction

is to begin in

July and is expected to last

a little more than a month.

The cost of the demolition

is to not exceed

$249,883. In exchange for

handling the cost of the

demolition, the City has

received the deed to the

property from the current

owner. The board plans to

recoup the cost of the project

by selling the property

for redevelopment.

Overnight parking

The City Council revisited

an issue brought to

their attention by 20-yearold

resident Samantha Eberly

at its last meeting.

Eberly is a college student

who objects to the

City’s limits on street

parking, arguing that only

allowing a car to park on

the street two nights a

month when registered

in advance online is prohibitive

and unfair to residents,

who can receive a

$20 parking ticket when

they are in violation.

While a proposal Eberly

submitted to create an online

pay system to allow for

more nights was deemed

unable to be enacted by

Frontline — the website

that runs Lockport’s online

parking registration — Eberly

has continued to argue

for a loosening of the restrictions.

“I want to thank Chief

[Terry] Lemming for taking

the time to look into

my suggestion,” Eberly

said. “After talking with

him, I believe that the purpose

of the parking tickets

is not for revenue, however,

we can’t deny that the

revenue is there.”

Eberly argued that police

have ticketed cars even as

the cars’ owners were coming

out to register or move

the offending vehicles, and

that some residents had received

tickets even though

they were still entitled free

nights because the Frontline

website was not working

properly.

Streit agreed that those

situations were problematic.

“I get that,” Streit said.

“As far as showing some

leeway, we could address

those issues as a police

department.” However,

he would not yield on her

requests to offer more free

nights to residents at this

time.

“Tweaking the rule un-

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LTFPD captain reminisces on decades-long career

Batusich retires

from duty after 32

years of service

Alex Ivanisevic

Assistant Editor

After 32 years of service,

Captain John Batusich of

the Lockport Township

Fire Protection District has

taken his gear off Engine 2

for the last time as he enters

retirement and his new position

on the board of trustees.

Batusich’s last day on the

job was May 17 and LT-

FPD comrades in the district

got to wish him well

during an open house luncheon

which was followed

a couple of days later by a

retirement party.

“It was a fantastic day

and something I will never

forget, we had a fun time

talking about stuff that had

happened over the years

and it was fun to be around

everyone,” he said.

The Lockport Township

High School alumnus

said, “I was born and raised

in Crest Hill and right out

of high school I decided I

wanted to become a firefighter,”

adding that he

tested at numerous municipalities

and fire districts

throughout the country but

luckily he landed a job in

Lockport.

“It was my dream to

work for my hometown,”

Batusich said. “... I think

working with the firefighters

at Lockport, there is

something special there

when it comes to the bond

we all have working 24-

hour shifts together. From

just the regular routine

of being a firefighter and

how we all come together

to handle the emergency

calls.”

He described being a

firefighter as a tough yet rewarding

role and is happy

to have built such a close

bond with his fellow fighters.

Batusich reminisced

on the times spent working

longer shifts as being some

of his fondest memories.

“It is being with the fellow

firefighters and accomplishing

your goals as far

as training and handling

emergency responses, but

also bringing some humor

to the job because it is

stressful at times and we all

handle it in different ways,”

he said.

Looking back on his

decades of work with the

district, he said, “As far as

accomplishments go, the

whole 32 years has been a

great experience for me and

I feel that I made an impact

with the fellow firefighters

and also with the residents

of Lockport when it comes

to helping them. Overall, it

is a feeling of doing good

for others.”

Shortly after his retirement

party, Batusich took

on his new responsibilities

as a trustee on the LTFPD

board.

“It’s going to be a new

challenge, our department

has grown over the years

and now we are up to six

stations and over 80 guys,”

he said.

Batusich’s goals are to

make it so that every station

is adequately equipped

to handle responding to

emergency situations

quickly and safely which

would include “increasing

ambulance services to reduce

response times.”

Although even in retirement

Batusich has taken on

the responsibility of being

a trustee, he is looking forward

to staying active with

hobbies such as serving on

the board of St. Joseph’s

baseball, hunting and fishing,

but he hopes to “slow

down” overall.

Friend and former captain

of the LTFPD Joe

Casagrande, who worked

with Batusich from 1989

until 2018, said, “John has

been with the department

for a really long time and

he really cares about it and

has put everything into it.

Everything he has ever

done was to better the department.”

Casagrande sees Batusich

as a great fit for the

board of trustees.

“The only people that

really know what is going

on with the fire service

and the department that

protects the community is

somebody that has done it

for a long time, they know

what is and is not needed,”

he said.

Casagrande said after he

had the experience of entering

retirement because

of an injury while on the

force, he was happy to see

Batusich was able to “leave

on his own terms and work

on his last day then be able

to tell everybody, ‘hey, see

you guys’ and then drive

home. For me, that did not

work out, but I was happy

to see it did for him and he

will be able to enjoy his retirement,”

he said.

Captain John Batusich (right) stands in front of LTFPD

Station No. 2 with his sons Joseph (back) and Jake

(left) as he celebrates his retirement. Photos Submitted

Captain John Batusich (right) shakes hands with retired

Captain Dave Story on his last shift with the LTFPD.

Upon leaving the station

on his last day, Batusich

said, “I felt free and I felt

good. I enjoyed this job for

over 32 years and it was

tough to leave but it was

time to leave; I felt I did my

job and hopefully affected

a lot of residents in that I

was able to help them over

the years.”
























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city

From Page 4

dermines the reason we

have it in the first place,”

he said. “This is a first

world problem, that people

have more cars than they

can fit in their driveway. If

people have four cars, that

means they would have 16

free nights and they’d be

switching them off so they

didn’t have to move them.

People would game the

system.”

Despite being told there

was “no consensus” to

change the rule at this

time, Eberly is not giving

up.

“I understand that this

is done for safety and you

can’t have unlimited parking

on the streets,” she

said. “But if it’s not for

revenue, then there should

be no harm in increasing

the number of nights

residents can park on the

street.”

To continue her case,

Eberly has launched a petition

on thepetitionsite.

com entitled “Change

the Restrictive Lockport

Overnight Parking Laws.”

As of Monday, June 10,

the petition has 207 signatures,

144 of which are

from Lockport residents.

“I don’t think we’ll ever

get it to what she wants,

but we would like to find

a balance between helping

residents and not needing

to increase our police manpower,”

Benson said.

Benson also noted that

the City would be working

with the police and Frontline

to avoid residents being

ticketed when the website

was down.


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the lockport legend | June 13, 2019 | 7

Stagecoach Eatery and Saloon

officially opens doors to public

Amanda Del Buono

Freelance Reporter

It was a sight to be seen

on State Street Saturday,

June 8, when two horses

strutted past the construction

traffic. Although

the construction workers

may not have been enthusiastic

to see them, the

crowd that gathered outside

the Stagecoach Eatery

& Saloon was quite

pleased.

Lifelong Lockport residents

Sherie and Joe Gallas

opened the doors to

their 1850s-themed bar

and grill with a ribbon

cutting ceremony and

celebration. The event

featured a meet-and-greet

with the horses, children’s

activities and, of course,

the opening of the restaurant

and bar.

They continued their

celebration on Thursday,

June 13, with horse-pulled

wagon rides.

“I’m excited that it’s

open now, and everything

is done,” Sherie said. “We

can actually focus on what

we can do with the community.

I’m hoping we can

be one of those destination

restaurants that people

hear about and travel to

visit.”

The couple purchased

the building, located at

1028 State St., in January,

as previously reported by

The Legend. Less than six

months later, after extensive

construction and planning,

the couple’s vision

came to fruition.

Lockport Mayor Steve

Streit was at Saturday’s

ribbon cutting. As Lockport

continues to improve

its infrastructure, he was

particularly appreciative

that the Gallas couple saw

the potential and wanted

to invest in the community.

“These four buildings

have been vacant for the

better part of 10 years,

since 2008, and it’s really

nice to see these folks

come in and invest in

them,” Streit said.

In fact, Streit likened

Joe to George Gaylord, the

namesake of the Gaylord

Building. Gaylord saw the

potential of the growing

infrastructure in Lockport

during his time and invested

in the location, adding

on to the Gaylord building

and opening his store, Streit

said.

“That’s what Joe is doing,”

he said. “He sees

what we’re doing with

infrastructure and he’s investing.”

Inspired by the history

of 1020 State St. just two

doors down from Stagecoach,

the couple decided

on the 1850s theme to pay

homage the nearby building,

which was once the

stagecoach stop between

Chicago and Joliet, Sherie

said.

“Between my dad, John

Wayne and ‘Tombstone’

the movie, we started talking

about a saloon, and

then we realized that two

doors down was the original

stagecoach stop,” she

said. “That’s how it came

to be, and that’s where the

name comes from.”

“I love our unique

memorabilia, and there’s

nothing around here that’s

themed and a sit-down restaurant

that’s not another

chain,” Joe said.

As for the memorabilia,

the restaurant is decorated

with several authentic

1800s items, including the

bar, a player piano and a

stagecoach. Furthering the

theme, the staff is dressed

in period attire.

On Saturday, the building

was buzzing, breathing

life back into a building

that had sat vacant for so

long.

Lockport resident Jill

Smentec, who will be

opening Sugaristas Bakery

next door to Stagecoach at

the end of the month, came

to the event Saturday to

support her friends and enjoy

a couple drinks at the

bar.

“We’re good friends

with Joe and Sherie, but

who doesn’t want to be at

the opening of a nice restaurant

in Lockport,” she

said. “They have amazing

food, and just to sit at the

bar, it kind of takes you

back in time. The whole

atmosphere is so inviting.”

Lockport native and

Plainfield resident Jennifer

Emerson, her husband

Zack Schreib and

their 9-year-old son Zack

Schreib were interested

in trying the unique menu

items.

“They have a different

type of menu,” Emerson

said. “My son ordered a

burger on a toasted glazed

donut bun, I’m really curious

to try that.”

Jennifer saw photos of

the restaurant on Facebook

and her curiosity brought

them in for a family lunch

on Saturday afternoon.

Although the location

offers traditional bar

and grill options, such

as burgers, the menu

also plays into the 1850s

theme with “The Wild

Side” selections. This section

of the menu includes

entrees featuring rabbit,

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the Lockport Legend’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Mylie Bennett,

Kelvin Grove fifthgrader

Mylie Bennett was chosen

as Standout Student for her

academic excellence.

What is one essential you

must have when studying?

A snack and music.

What do you like to do

when not in school or

studying?

I love to cheer and tumble.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be an

orthodontist.

What are some of your

most played songs in your

iPod?

Pop and country music.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

I like to get shots.

Whom do you look up to

and why?

Simone Biles because I

want to be able to tumble

like her.

What do you keep under

you bed and why?

I keep clothes that don’t

fit me yet under my bed.

Who is your favorite

teacher and why?

Ms. Johnson because

she is a really good teacher

and is always kind.

What’s your favorite class

and why?

My favorite is math.

Photo Submitted

What’s one thing that

stands out about your

school?

All the kids are kind and

great teachers.

What extracurricular(s) do

you wish your school had?

I wish we had a cooking

class.

What’s your morning

routine?

I wake up, brush my

teeth and hair, get dressed,

eat breakfast and go to

school.

If you could change one

thing about school what

would it be?

I would like to make recess

longer.

What’s your favorite thing

to eat in the cafeteria?

My favorite thing to eat

in the cafeteria is cheese

pizza.

What’s your best memory

from school?

Was when a gel pen exploded,

got all over me and

in my mouth.

Standout Student is a feature

for The Lockport Legend.

Nominations come from

Lockport area schools.

LTHS Public Relations Director Janine Wheeler (left) and 2018 Jackson Award winner Lori Mattix (right) pose for a

photo with 2019 award winner Jeff Brown. Photo submitted

LTHS technology teacher earns recognition award

Submitted by Lockport

Township High School

Lockport Township

High School teacher Jeff

Brown was selected as

this year’s recipient of the

William and Mildred Jackson

Teacher Recognition

Award.

Brown, who has taught

for 23 years, instructs

computer-aided design,

architecture, engineering

design and 3-D designanimation

in the College

and Career Applications

department.

In addition to teaching,

Brown is a member of the

Illinois Design Educators

Association and sponsors

the SkillsUSA and

Robotics clubs. Brown

was nominated for his

patience, dedication and

professionalism. He devotes

countless hours outside

the classroom and is

known for challenging his

students by setting high

standards.

Brown’s impact on his

students is evident by the

success they have seen this

year. Seven drafting and

design students received

first place at the IDEA

State Competition. Ten

students were named state

champions at the SkillsU-

SA Annual State Leadership

and Skills Conference

and will compete at Nationals

at the end of June.

The William and Mildred

Jackson Teacher Recognition

Award honors an

educator who has exhibited

special skills in the art

and science of teaching.

It is sponsored by LTHS

alumni Robert Carr and

Jill Jackson Carr through

the Give Something Back

Foundation. The award is

named after Mrs. Carr’s

late parents, William Jackson,

who taught science

and coached golf and track

at LTHS from 1958 to

1982, and Mildred Jackson,

who provided music

lessons for many children

in the Lockport community.

The recipient of this

annual award, which includes

a certificate and a

prize of $5,000, is chosen

by a committee of administrators,

teachers and students.

The William and Mildred

Jackson Teacher

Recognition Award is

facilitated by the LTHS

Foundation, a nonprofit

organization committed to

providing college scholarships

and resources for

educational programs and

opportunities beyond the

district’s budget. For more

information about upcoming

events or the organization,

email Foundation@

lths.org or call (815) 588-

8121.


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FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Fire department’s first

Citizens Fire Academy set

for August

The Tinley Park Fire

Department is to host its

first Citizens Fire Academy

starting in August, and is

currently accepting applications.

The academy will provide

participants with

hands-on experience of

what fire service is like in

Tinley Park, Deputy Chief

Dan Riordan said.

“This is the first time that

we’ve done anything like

this,” Riordan said. “It was

something that Fire Chief

[Forest] Reeder thought

would be a great opportunity

to get people, if they live

in town or work in town, to

interact with the fire department

in a different way, and

really get some understanding

of all the things that a

firefighter would be expected

to do during their normal

work shift, and you’ll

get to experience a little bit

of that yourself.”

All of the participants

will get certified in CPR,

learn how to use an automated

external defibrillator

and a fire extinguisher during

the eight-week course.

Additionally, participants

will be involved in training

tower demonstrations at the

local training facility, Riordan

said.

The program is open to

adults ages 21 and older

who live or work in the Village

of Tinley Park. Classes

will take place once a week

for 2-3 hours beginning

Aug. 7 through September.

Applications are due

July 1, and a background

check will be completed,

according to the application

packet.

Questions about the program

can be directed to

Jack Janozik, Tinley Park’s

education officer, at

(708) 444-5200 or jj

anozik@tinleypark.org.

Reporting by Amanda

Del Buono, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit

TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Torch Run for Special

Olympics brings smiles to

officers’, athletes’ faces

Route 30 in New Lenox

was briefly shut down

the afternoon of June 4 as

Torch Run volunteers from

the New Lenox Police Department

and New Lenox

Village Hall ran from

Providence Catholic High

School to the New Lenox

Commons.

The purpose of the Torch

Run is to raise money and

awareness, and help kick

off the Special Olympics

Summer Games, which

were held in Bloomington

June 7-9.

New Lenox’s runners

“took the torch” from the

Joliet volunteers at Providence

and to the Commons,

where the closing ceremonies

were held and Special

Olympic athletes and other

Village officials waited.

Officer Paul Simon was

the organizer for the New

Lenox leg of the race. The

Torch Run took place all

over Illinois and included

more than 3,000 officers

who covered approximately

1,500 total miles.

“It’s an honor, because

the people here are residents,”

Simon said. “Especially

for our athletes —

this is for them. We get to

do things and give back to

the community.”

Simon said all the volunteers

came to him before he

was able to reach out and

ask who wanted to participate.

Sonia Little, who works

with the Village, has been

taking part in the event for

five years.

“I do it because I think

that Special Olympics is

important — to participate

and to donate and give back

to them,” she said. “I run

everyday. At first, I thought

it was just people in law

enforcement. But they’ve

welcomed me.”

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more, visit

NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Mokena warehouse where

the sausage gets made for

Aurelio’s

Joe Aurelio’s life is all

about pizza. Even his license

plate reads “PIZZA.”

Back in 1959, before Joe

was even born, his father

Joseph A. Aurelio started a

pizza parlor in Homewood.

Today, Joe is the president

and CEO of Aurelio’s.

“Aurelio’s Pizza was

founded by my father,” Aurelio

said. “We were living

in Chicago Heights at the

time, and [he] wanted to

start his own pizza place.

Being from Calabria, Italy,

my father brought the family

recipes and Italian influence.”

Today, tere are 41 Aurelio’s

locations in six states.

Because of such growth,

Aurelio’s purchased a

10,000-square-foot warehouse

in Mokena roughly

seven months ago. At the

warehouse, they handmake

all the Italian sausage

fresh. They also distribute

the cheese and other meat

products from the warehouse

to all Aurelio’s locations.

“We outgrew our former

facility” Aurelio said. “This

is a perfect location, being

so close to the Interstate, to

reach our locations. This is

a great expansion for us. It

allows us to grow.”

Aurelio said that the site

was a former pharmaceutical

warehouse, where

it was a sterile and clean

environment, and he has

maintained an emphasis on

keeping it clean today.

“It’s a USDA-inspected

facility,” he said. “We make

12,000 pounds of fresh Italian

sausage a week. We use

... a very lean product with

simple spices, with no preservatives

or fillers.”

Reporting by Mary

Compton, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Police: Men in 60s robbed

Frankfort Township gas

station with screwdriver

Two men police say

were in their early 60s allegedly

robbed a Frankfort

Township gas station

of cash and cigarettes the

early morning of June 4.

Police were called at

3:12 a.m. to the Speedway

at 7218 W. Lincoln Highway

in response to the robbery,

according to a press

release issued by the Will

County Sheriff’s Office.

A store clerk told deputies

she observed two

men enter the store. One

of the men — described

as black, wearing a black

hat, black coat, jeans and

a button-up denim shirt —

began walking around the

store, according to police.

The other — described as

black, wearing a black hat

and a black jumpsuit with

white stripes down the

arms and legs — went into

the washroom, police said.

The man walking around

the store went to the counter

to purchase cigars,

and the other man moved

behind the counter and

placed a screwdriver at the

back of the employee, police

said. The men told the

clerk to lay on the floor,

and they robbed the store

of $585 in cash and 40

packs of cigarettes valued

at $315.60, according to

Deputy Chief Dan Jungles.

The employee was then

ordered to the rear of the

store, and the two men left

in a white SUV, possibly a

Cadillac Escalade, police

said. They fled eastbound

on Lincoln Highway, according

to Will County

Sheriff’s Police spokesperson

Kathy Hoffmeyer.

Reporting by Bill Jones,

Managing Editor. For more,

visit FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Descendent of Orland Park

pioneers reminiscences on

time in village

At 19, Leon Cooper was

not exactly ready to buy his

first house. But now, nearly

60 years later, he is glad he

did.

The 77-year-old Cooper

purchased his house on

Beacon Avenue in 1961

from his grandfather, but

his family’s roots in Orland

Park were planted

well before. Cooper is a descendent

of one of the first

families to settle in Orland

Park, coming to the area in

1850 from England.

The Cooper family established

a large farm,

which encompassed the

area where present day

Palos Primary Care Center

and Centennial Park now

rest.

“I’ve lived here all my

life,” Cooper said. “I grew

up on the farm working.”

In 1961, Cooper and his

new bride, Betty, bought

the home in which they still

live today.

Leon has watched Orland

Park evolve from a

sleepy, little farm town into

the bustling metropolis it is

today.

When Orland Square was

built in the 1970s, he said

“everything just exploded,”

development-wise.

With the mall’s arrival,

subdivision after subdivision

was built, swallowing

up most of the farmland

Leon worked. But even

with all the development,

Leon commends the Village

of Orland Park for

staying true to its roots.

“We live in the Old Orland

area, which is like

being in the country but

with all the convenience of

being in the city, because

everything is within a few

miles,” he said. “Orland is

really good about parks and

bike trails. They could’ve

just subdivided it like a lot

of towns around here did,

but they really took care of

the area.”

Reporting by Erin Redmond,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit OPPrairie.com.

Stagecoach

From Page 7

elk, pheasant, venison

and bison.

“I’m going to have

snake on the menu soon,”

Sherie said.

And the theme doesn’t

stop with the food. The

drink menu also reflects

it with signature cocktails

such as Billy the

Kid, a blend of Jack Daniels

Tennessee Whiskey,

Coca-Cola and a splash

of grenadine; or Annie

Oakley’s Ol’ Fashioned,

which muddles

Bulleit Rye Bourbon

with cherry, orange and

simple syrup.

“We have 63 different

bourbons and whiskeys,”

Joe said.

Stagecoach will be open

Mondays-Thursdays from

11-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday

from 11-2 a.m., and

Sunday from 10-1 a.m.


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This year has been a

roller-coaster ride

to say the least.

I was commuting downtown

for school every day,

then traveled to Mexico

unexpectedly after the

passing of a loved one, and

the next stop I have arrived

at is The Lockport Legend

as a new editorial intern.

My name is Christian

Villanueva, and I am currently

in my senior year

at Roosevelt University,

where I major in communications

and journalism,

with a minor in philosophy.

I have completed all

my credits for graduation,

with only an internship

left before receiving my

degree. I have taken many

types of communication

classes from video production

to feature writing,

but my main interest is in

writing stories, especially

sports stories.

I was born in Chicago

and lived there until I was

9 years old. After that, my

family and I moved to Arlington,

Texas, for almost

a year and then returned to

Chicago temporarily while

we looked for a new home.

We moved to Lockport

in 2005, around the same

time the Chicago White

Sox were getting ready to

start their postseason run. I

have been living in Lockport

for 14 years now.

While I was attending

Lockport Township High

School, I realized that I

loved writing and architecture.

I tried out architecture

first coming out of

high school at the University

of Illinois at Chicago,

but I quickly ended up

changing schools and

switching my major to

communications.

I have a strong passion

for sports that began when

I discovered the Chicago

Bulls, Chicago Bears and

Chicago White Sox as a

child. I consume sports

news every day and I

consume it more than any

other types of news out

there. Instead of listening

to music on the radio, you

will always find me listening

to sports radio instead.

I discovered the sports

writing world back in

high school when I was

browsing the Chicago

Bulls website and noticed

a story on the Bulls game

that night written by

Chicago Bulls writer Sam

Smith. From that point

on, I was hooked. I had no

idea that one could make

a career out of writing

stories about sports.

Writing is a great way

to get across an important

message. That is what

makes journalism so

special to me. Journalism

helps get the truth

out there and informs the

people of stories that need

to be told. As a writer,

your loyalty must always

be to the reader.

I would describe myself

as a simple guy. Journalism

and sports are huge

parts of my life and they

always will be. Aside

from journalism, I mainly

enjoy spending time with

my family, playing sports,

watching movies, playing

video games and reading.

I typically enjoy peaceful

and quiet environments

over hectic and loud

environments. However,

if you got tickets to a big

sporting event, count me

in every time.

During this next step

of my life, I hope to grow

tremendously as a writer,

learn a great deal about

my community, and meet

tons of new people, all

while writing great stories.

I look forward to expanding

past my comfort zone

and exploring the ins and

outs of my community.

I am very excited to be

working for The Lockport

Legend and am ready to

learn what working at a

newspaper is all about.

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Lockport’s Inspired! Live Lit

event brings people together to

share personal stories,

Page 17

Storytellers Beatriz Badikian-Gartler (top), Amy Burrows (middle) and Lisa Colleen perform June 4 during

the Inspired! Live Lit storytelling event at Public Landing. Photos by Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media


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FAITH BRIEFS

Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church (925 E.

9th St., Lockport)

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Weight Watchers

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays weigh-in,

meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for beginners

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for established

members

All meetings are “closed door”

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

First Congregational United Church of Christ

(700 N. Ninth St., Lockport)

Ladies Craft and Chat

Third Friday, June 21st.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Carry-out dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Mid-Week Reflection

Scripture and Prayers.

Second and Fourth Wednesdays.

June, July, August.

6:30-7:00 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Lockport (1000

S. Washington St., Lockport)

Chicken A’La King Luncheon

11 a.m.-2 p.m. $10 for a large

serving, includes two biscuits,

and $7 for a small serving, all

servings include a salad and dessert.

Worship/Jr. Church

10:25 a.m. June 16, 23 and

30; starting July 7 Worship/Jr.

Church time will be 10:45 a.m.

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.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (15625 S.

Bell Road, Lockport)

Sunday Services

8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m. Sunday

School. For more information,

call (708) 645-0652.

THRIVE Church (Kelvin Grove School, 808 Adams

St., Lockport)

Sunday Worship

10:30 a.m. Adult Service

10:30 a.m. Kid’s Church

Thrive Youth

7 p.m. Wednesdays night

youth gatherings

Thrive Circles

7 p.m. for adults. Days vary.

Email pastorbrian@gmail.com

for more info.

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (312 E.

11th St., Lockport)

Sunday Services:

Worship Services: Holy Eucharist.

8:30 (no music) and

10:30 am

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays

For more information, call

(815)834-1168 or email office@

stjohns-lockport-il.org

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Alex Ivanisevic at

a.ivanisevic@22ndcenturymedia.

com or call (708) 326-9170 ext.

15. Information is due by noon

Thursday one week prior to

publication.

In Memoriam

Raymond A’Hearn

Raymond F. A’Hearn Jr., 60,

died on June 1. Born in Joliet,

and a lifelong Lockport resident,

A’Hearn retired from the Will

County Sheriffs Police in 2009

after 20 years of dedicated service.

Member of FOP and the

Lockport Moose Lodge # 1557.

Raymond loved fishing, the outdoors,

cooking out, spending

time with his family but most

of all enjoyed peace and quiet.

He is survived by his loving

children, Penni Chevalier, Raymond

F. A’Hearn III and Robert

A’Hearn; his mother, Connie

A’Hearn (nee Georgantas); one

brother Tony A’Hearn; three sisters,

Annette (Vince) Driscoll,

Mary Kay (late Chuck) Bernard

and Teresa (Jeff) Kolmodin; one

adored grandson, Kyle Hop. Numerous

nieces, nephews, great

nieces, great nephews, cousins

and dear friends also survive. In

lieu of flowers, memorial wishes

to the family would be greatly

appreciated. Raymond’s family

would like to thank Rosewood

Care Center, Joliet for their exceptional

care. Per A’Hearn’s

wishes cremation rites have been

respectfully addressed. A memorial

gathering celebrating his life

was held June 12 in the O’Neil

Funeral Home Chapel 1105 E.

9th St., Lockport, IL 60441 from

4:00pm until time of services at

7:00pm.

Linda Wahlman

Linda S. Wahlman, (nee Dahlberg),

65, died on June 2. She

was employed as a CNA for

many years. She had a love for

animals and would have loved

to have become a veterinarian.

Wahlman is survived by her loving

husband John Wahlman Jr.;

one daughter Brandie Guerrettaz,

three sons, William (Kathy)

Segatto, Christopher (Carrie)

Segatto, and Robert (Jennifer)

Segatto; two step-sons Michael

(Lauren) Wahlman and Jimmy

(Jessica) Wahlman; 14 grandchildren,

Jacob (Katy) Thorne,

Jaylin Segatto, Zoie Segatto,

Alexander, Bryce, and Andrew

Guerrettaz, Patrick and Lillian

Segatto, Nicholas Slinkard,

Nicholas and Joshua Gurske,

Joseph Sweeney, Aliyiah and

Camron Segatto; three greatgrandchildren

Bentley and Sonny

Thorne and Rowan Slinkard;

two sisters Susan Burke and

Cindy (Randy) O’Rozco; many

nieces and nephews; and Peanut,

her beloved dog. There was

a visitation on June 9 at O’Neil

Funeral Home Chapel 1105 E.

9th St, Lockport, IL., 60441.

Funeral service was held at the

funeral home June 10, Interment

Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Lemont,

IL.

John Emde

John C. Emde, 78,

died on June 4. Emde

owned and operated Pioneer

Carbide Tool Company with his

father for over 40 years and Pioneer

Conversions for 10 years.

A United States Marine Corps

Veteran. He was a lifetime member

of the Fox Valley Electric

Auto Association and Maywood

Mustangs Motorcycle Club. He

enjoyed gardening but above

all else cherished spending time

with his family. Survived by his

loving wife of 55 years, Arlene

(Ellegood) Emde; Cherished

children, Jennifer (Frederic) Gillaizeau

and John (Lois) Emde;

grandchildren, Josh Gall, Matthew

and Emily Gillaizeau and

Sylese Emde; one sister, Kristel

Kamin; special niece, Stephanie

(Brian) Lein and their children,

Austin and Carson Lein; adored

cats, Wilbur and Joey. Numerous

nephews, nieces, cousins and

friends also survive. In lieu of

flowers, memorials to TLC Animal

Shelter, Homer Glen would

be greatly appreciated. Per

John’s wishes cremation rites

were respectfully addressed. A

memorial gathering celebrating

his life was held June 8 in the

O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel

1105 E. 9th St, Lockport, IL.,

60441.

Neil Pellicci

Neil L. Pellicci, 64, died on

June 5. He was born and raised

in Chicago and a resident of

Lockport for the past 35 years.

Pellicci was an educator for

many years, teaching at Darien

School District 61, Taft School,

Lockport District 90, Principal

and Superintendent at Komarek

School District 94, North Riverside

where he retired in May

2015. He also had a 15-year career

as a Lifeguard and Supervisor

at Chicago Park District

Beaches. He enjoyed triathlons,

basketball, cars; but above all

else enjoyed spending time with

his cherished family. Survived

by his loving and devoted wife

of 40 years, Debra (Kot) Pellicci;

three loving children, Neil (Amy

Darby) Pellicci, Derek (Christine)

Pellicci and Nina (Travis

Tejkowski) Pellicci; four grandchildren,

Andrew, Sophia, Anna

and Evelyn Pellicci; his mother,

Leana (Benedetti) Zanardo;

a sister, Tina (Mark) Smith;

two nieces, Bianca and Gianna

Smith and one nephew MarcAnthony

Smith. Many more nieces

and nephews, other relatives

and dear friends also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to

the American Heart Association

or TLC Animal Shelter, Homer

Glen would be greatly appreciated.

Service was held June 10

in the O’Neil Funeral Home

chapel 1105 E.9th St. Lockport,

IL 60441. Following all services

cremation rites will be respectfully

addressed. Visitation was

on June 10 at the funeral home

from.

Have someone’s life you’d like to

honor? Email a.ivanisevic@

22ndcenturymedia.com with information

about a loved one who was

a part of the Lockport community.


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Storytelling event helps foster a creative community

Alex Ivanisevic

Assistant Editor

Laughter rang through

the Public Landing Restaurant

June 4 as Lockport

residents listened to Amy

Burrows debut her comedic

personal narrative.

Burrows was one of five

storytellers who presented

during the (art) Inspired!

Live Lit event.

Lisa Colleen and Barbara

Eberhard are the producers

of (art) Inspired! Live

Lit, a storytelling event on

the first Tuesday of every

month at the Public Landing

Restaurant located at

the Gaylord Building 200

W. 8th St., which they said

has attracted about 40-60

audience members per

month. The two describe

the free event as “a celebration

of self-expression

featuring storytelling and

more.”

Colleen said the event

provides a unique experience

for the audience because

of the connection

created between them and

the teller.

The storytellers featured

at the June 4 event were

Colleen and Burrows —

who are both from surrounding

areas — Ada

Cheng — an Asian American

professor-turned experienced

storyteller — Beatriz

Badikian-Gartler from

Buenos Aires, Argentina,

who has a Ph.D in English

from the University of Illinois

at Chicago and in

2000 she was selected as

one of the One-Hundred

Women Who Make a Difference

in Chicago by Today’s

Woman magazine,

and lastly Randy Kim

who co-produces “TALK

Stories: An Asian / Asian

American Diaspora Storytelling

Show” with Cheng.

Colleen has been storytelling

in Chicago for

a couple of years and she

observed there are many

storytelling events in the

city but not many in the

suburbs, “so we had the

dream of creating a storytelling

community here

in Lockport because it is

a really strong artist community,”

Colleen said.

Eberhard, who is involved

with Gallery Seven

in the Gaylord Building,

said each of the evening’s

storytellers chose an art

piece from the gallery that

tied into their stories.

The first show was in

October and they have

hosted the event every

month since. Aside from

the storytelling event, Eberhard

and Colleen have

also hosted a Live Lit writing

class which began in

January. They will be taking

a break from the class

for summer, but it will

resume in September. The

class is a four-week course

— one class per week —

and costs $50. Colleen said

she found that the community

in the classroom gave

people the encouragement

and practice they needed

to take on the stage.

Amy Curtis, a Lockport

resident who has been in

the writing class, hopes to

present a story at the July

Live Lit event. She said

what she particularly enjoys

about the event is, “I

feel that we live in a time

when everything is divisive

and it’s about what

separates us and makes

us different, yet our stories

connect us, I just love

hearing from someone I

might otherwise not know

or would have never met.”

When asked how the

group was brought together

for the show on June

4, Colleen said they are

friends from the city who

she asked to come out for

the event, “but the goal is

to get local storytellers to

come out from Lockport

because that is how we will

create the community,”

she said, adding that she

hopes by watching a storyteller

an audience member

will decide to take the Live

Lit class and then get up on

stage themselves.

“I love stories and I believe

in their ability to heal

and help people and empower

them, and watching

the faces of the people who

have never been to a storytelling

event is thrilling,”

Colleen said. “We are in

a society where we do a

lot of texting and not a lot

of face-to-face, so when

someone gets up there and

bravely bares their soul it

is thrilling.”

Colleen and Eberhard

said they welcome participants

who have and

have not taken the writing

class to be a part of

the storytelling event. For

more information visit in

spiredlivelit.com and contact

Colleen and Eberhard

at inspiredlivelit@gmail.

com.

Musician Harold McCay entertains the audience June 4 before the (art)INSPIRED!

Live Lit event at Public Landing Restaurant. Photo Submitted


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The Dish

Wooden Paddle thrives with dine-in experience after move to Lemont

Former Orland Park

business recently

hit six months in

new community

Thomas Czaja, Editor

When Jonathan Cowan

was 20 years old, he

bought the struggling Old

Town Pizza business in

Orland Park.

Though he got his first

job at 14 at a pizza place,

Cowan was still inexperienced

as an owner, and he

candidly said he failed for

five years.

Eventually, he and

wife Brianna, whom he

married in 2010, knew a

change was needed. They

switched the name to

Wooden Paddle Pizza in

2013, and made a pledge

to go with fresher ingredients

and a totally new

menu.

Realizing they did not

have the know-how to

compete in making Chicago-style

pizza with area

competitors that have done

so for years, they did research

and began selling

artisan pizza. Still, something

was missing.

“We just didn’t know

enough about our business

yet at that point,” Jonathan

Cowan said. “What I mean

by that is we are more an

experience-based company,

as opposed to a transactional

company.”

He noted the old Orland

Park location only had

four stools, and there was

not much of a chance for

customers to truly have a

dine-in experience. But as

the catering side of their

business began to grow,

they realized they wanted

to focus on that experience.

The Red State of Mind ($12) is made up of tequila,

Priqly liqueur, hibiscus lime and meringue.

So, when the lease was

up in Orland, they began

a search and eventually

settled on the location in

Lemont.

Wooden Paddle shut its

doors in Orland in August

2017 and opened up shop

on Dec. 4, 2018, in Lemont.

It was not an easy process.

Jonathan said the new

72-seat location required

extensive work inside and

that they needed to switch

contractors when the first

one they hired got behind

schedule. They were able

to keep up their busy catering

schedule in between

restaurants to help pay the

mortgage on the new spot.

Now, more than six

months in, the Cowans,

who also moved to Lemont

and live less than a

mile away from the business,

have seen plenty of

old customers visit and

new local ones stop in, too.

“I’m very happy with

how everything is going,”

Jonathan said. “Everyone

is very open in this community.”

Wooden Paddle sits on

the corner of Stephen and

Illinois streets on the edge

of the downtown. Some

people thought “oh, another

pizza place” upon

their arrival, Jonathan said,

which is why they took

“pizza” out of the name of

the restaurant, preferring

to go simply by Wooden

Paddle. While pizza is no

doubt a focus of the menu,

the owners view what they

offer as more than just that.

“We added on a lot of

small plates and fancy ourselves

more a tapas restaurant

now,” Jonathan said.

“Pizza is like the ultimate

tapas food — a very shareable

dish for people.”

And the wood-fired,

artisan pizza at Wooden

Paddle is more New Yorkstyle

by nature, he said.

“It’s wood-fired, so it is

cooked a lot quicker,” he

noted. “There is more air

in the dough with our pizza.

... So, our pizza has a

little bit of crispness to it.”

And all pizzas are made

with fresh mozzarella.

One of the popular pizzas

is the Gettin’ Figgy

Wit It ($14), which is

baked with mozzarella and

mascarpone cheeses, and

The fried meatballs ($10) at Wooden Paddle in Lemont feature chuck beef, marinara,

freshly grated Parmesan and basil chiffonade. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd

Century Media

topped with thinly sliced

prosciutto and a fig jam

also made in-house. Mascarpone

provides a richness

to the pizza, the prosciutto

a saltiness and the

fig jam a sweetness.

“It is hitting a lot of sensory

things, and that’s what

we are looking for when

making food items,” Jonathan

said. “How do we hit

a few different things?”

While many classic pies

transferred with the restaurant

from Orland Park,

there is now a new “Beginnings”

section on the

menu, including the fried

meatballs ($10). Those are

four all-beef meatballs.

Again, nothing touches the

freezer, and Wooden Paddle

works in a mix of fresh

herbs, cheese and spices.

In the future, the menu

is expected to seasonally

rotate some items.

Wooden Paddle has expanded

its offerings to

craft cocktails at the new

location, as well. Pressing

their own lime, lemon

and grapefruit daily and

making their own syrups

has made all the difference

there.

“Just that little extra effort

makes us have a very

elevated drink compared

to buying store-bought

mixes,” Jonathan said.

For dessert, the housemade

gelato flight ($10)

includes five small samples

of salted caramel,

pistachio, olive oil, vanilla

and chocolate gelato.

“We make extremely

small batches of gelato, so

it’s extremely fresh all the

time,” Jonathan said. “We

are literally roasting pistachios

in the oven in back

and cutting them.”

Whether customers are

trying an long-standing

pizza or recently unveiled

salad, a new beginning or

a gelato ending, Jonathan

said the goal of the restaurant

is for family and

friends to be talking about

the experience. The space

has a minimalist design inside,

though the bathrooms

Wooden Paddle

212 Stephen St. in

Lemont

Hours

• 4-10 p.m. Tuesdays

through Thursdays,

Sundays

• 4-11 p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays

• Closed Mondays

For more information

Phone: (630) 326-

8150

Website:

woodenpaddle.com

— including flamingos on

the wall in the women’s

restroom, and trees on the

wall in the men’s restroom

— are meant to be another

conversation piece.

The restaurant continues

to grow, but the Cowans

aim to keep a certain feel

they thinks fits with the

new community they call

home.

“We like the quaintness

and littleness of Lemont,”

Jonathan said.


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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Skirt lines

5. Rein in

9. LW Central alum

who was a University

of Illinois basketball

star, ___ Augustine

14. Board member, for

short

15. Large lake

16. “Gone with the

Wind” star

17. Dance at a Jewish

wedding

18. Verge

19. Cod relatives

20. Flap

21. Film genre

23. ___ the finish

25. Jose or Juan

26. Profitable rock

29. Flytrap

32. Gwyneth Paltrow

character in a film with

the same title

34. Short, as a play

37. Brain readings, for

short

38. ____dextrous (can

use both hands)

42. Place-setting place

43. In between black and

white

44. Road shoulder

45. Grapevine tidbits

47. Perfect place

49. “St. Elsewhere”

singer, ____ Barkley

53. Herbal beverage

54. Goose egg

56. Dixie pronoun

57. Former MLB player

for the Yankees who is a

Lincoln-Way East H.S.

alum

62. Palindromic title

64. Bad, as a situation

66. Oscar winner for

“Hud”

67. Moved ___ the freeway

68. Chicago airport

69. Hill crest

70. Christmas

71. Trifler

72. Japanese subway

tokens

73. Part of ADA

Down

1. Snarky laughs

2. Strange and

exciting

3. Sheep breed

4. Sacred beetle of

ancient Egypt

5. So-so grades

6. Pakistani language

7. Sets up

8. Attention-getters

9. Cash, for one

10. Triumphant

cries

11. Thorough

beauty treatment

12. Palindromic

conjunction

13. British special

forces, for short

22. New York’s

time zone

24. Late lunch hour

27. Port city of

Latvia

28. Like pie

30. Board Amtrak

31. Male companion

33. Piece of

chicken

35. 1972 treaty

subj.

36. Block up

38. Share a border

with

39. Allot

40. Manhattan

destination

41. Mischievous one

46. Put into words

48. Sillier

50. Jim Reeves

song

51. Almost treeless

plains

52. Writing tablets

55. Like Ichabod

Crane

58. Word on an

Irish euro

59. Hawaiian goose

60. Curry extra

61. Austrian peaks

63. Shed feathers

64. That was a lie!

65. Detective’s cry

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

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar &

Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar

Game.

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old La-

Grange Road, Mokena;

(708) 478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St.,

Mokena; (708) 478-

8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays, Fridays

and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

NEW LENOX

Williamson’s Restaurant

and Pub

(1490 W. Maple St. New

Lenox, (815) 485-8585)

■Wednesdays: ■

$5

House Wine Wednesdays

■Sundays: ■ Spicy

Bloody Marys $5

To place an event in The

Scene, email a.ivanisevic@

22ndcenturymedia.com.


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What: A three-bedroom ranch with park-like yard

Where: 16455 144th Place, Lockport

Amenities: This lovely, nicely remodeled three-bedroom ranch that’s nestled on a

prime lot across from a heavily wooded preserve offers strong curb appeal with

its quaint front porch and professional landscaping! Features: updated kitchen

with white cabinets and all appliances; dining area with beautiful wainscoting;

sun-filled living room with cozy gas fireplace; nicely updated bath; gleaming wood

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• 1415 Peachtree Lane, Lockport,

60441-4543 - Michael J. Drew to Todd

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• 15130 W. Laurel Lane, Lockport,

60441-1301 - Jason Koch to Maria I.

Olvera Brown, $200,000

• 16343 S. Downing St., Lockport,

60441-3098 - Jesse Moreno to

Brian Michael Lenz, Edith Barbara

$299,500

May 6

• 303 N. Farrell Road, Lockport,

60441-2311 - Margaret Hillenberg

to Kurt J. Hodges, Rebecca Hodges

$175,000

• 806 Katherine St., Lockport,

60441-3222 - Christopher Hulka to

Matthew R. Lunt, Bridget Cannon

$189,900

• 15249 Fieldview Court, Lockport,

60441-9182 - Stanislaw Roczkowski

to Anthony Hasson, $357,000

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Help

Wanted

1003 Help Wanted

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

1010 Sitters Available

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE

LWE Honors Student with

American Red Cross certific.

Flexible schedule -

days, evenings, weekends

Multiple children are OK

Reasonable fees

LW Area preferred

Call (815) 517-6603

1021 Lost & Found

NEED BABYSITTER

HELP?

Loving mom in New Lenox,

will provide daily care in my

home, Monday-Friday.

Nelson Prairie School area

and Spencer Kindergarten.

Call Stacy at

630-776-4103.

1050 Community Events

New Lenox Printing Company

is looking for a full-time

energetic person to work days

in our post-press department

and make deliveries in the

Chicago area.

Must be 18, able to lift 60 lbs.

& have a good driving record.

Shipping and receiving

experience a plus.

Send Resume to

jobs@inlandgraphics.com

Or call (815)717-7114

Permit Coordinator

Tinley Park Transportation Co.

looking for a full-time

permitting assistant.

Must have experience in

Microsoft Office & possess

good communication skills.

Please forward resume to

recruiting@shipgt.com

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

Award-Winning

Pet Care Company

Looking for Dog Walkers

& Pet Sitters in Orland

and Surrounding Areas

For more info/to apply:

www.pet-patrol.net

Part-Time Accountant

Weekdays

Flexible Schedule

Email: lucykate5@aol.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

Homer Glen-Home Office

adding to permanent office

staff. Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm.

Exp in cust serv, computer,

some accting. Start @

$14/hr w/ pd vacation +

raises. Solid work history +

reliability a must.

Only serious need apply.

Send resume to:

apm-resume@comcast.net

Are you a person with

attention to detail?

Hiring P/T House Cleaners

No Evenings/Weekends

Will Train

(815) 464-1988

Medical Office in

Orland Park seeks P/T,

licensed medical X-ray

technician for 1 day/wk.

Fax resume to 708.460.9254

or email datkenson@aol.com

Hiring Cook

Atleast 2 years of

kitchen experience

(708) 349-2205

1004 Employment Opportunities

Lost Cat

Name: Izzy

Solid black, green eyes

6 years old, 10 pounds

Female

Micro-chipped

Very timid

Missing since May 25th

near Illinois Highway &

Cedar Road in New Lenox

Offering Reward

If found or seen, please call

or text (773)428-1766

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

1024 Senior

Companion

Senior Companion

Do your loved ones need

grocery shopping, to be

taken to a doctor appt,

errands run or just

socialization? If so

Call Betty (815)545-4935

1023 Caregiver

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services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1037 Prayer /

Novena

High Praise and Thanks to

B.V.M., St. Jude, and St. Rita

for wishes granted!

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It!

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1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort 10835 Cardinal

Lake Drive. Sat. 6/15, 8-2pm.

Longaberger, furniture, garden,

seasonal, decor, linens, household,

full mattress, etc.

Mokena 11631 Kluth Drive.

Sat. 6/15, 9-2pm (?). Antiques,

toys, trains, vintage bikes, and

lots of other good finds!

Mokena 11971 Heinecke Dr.

Fri. 6/14 &Sat. 6/15, 8-2pm.

Tons of furniture and kid’s

items in excellent condition!

Houseware and more.

Mokena 18813 Sara Road.

Fri. 6/14 &Sat. 6/15, 9-3pm.

Antiques, glassware, linens,

holiday, and vintage items

Romeoville 1530 Benzie

Circle, in Grand Haven subdivision.

Thurs. 6/13, 4-7pm. Fri.

6/14 & Sat. 6/15, 8am-2pm.

HUGE selection of large

women’s clothing including up

to 5X shirts, men’s pants size

42x30, giant selection of 2XL

t-shirts, sweatshirts, & jackets.

Homegoods such as roll top

desk, tools, king sized bedding,

& lots of knick knacks! We

can’t wait to show you how

BIG our sale is!

Garage

Sale

1052 Garage Sale

Orland Park 15411 Edgewood

Drive 6/13 -6/14 8-2pm

Tools, garden tools, household

items, clothes.

Mokena 19227 Weber Road.

June 14th -15th, 8am -3pm.

Dining room set, microwave,

and many other items!

Tinley Park 16206 S. 85th

Ave. 6/13, 6/14, & 6/15,

9-3pm. New and used household

items, clothes, games,

DVDs, costume jewelery, and

much more!

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Mokena 12960 W 184th Pl

6/14-6/15 8-2pm Attn: teachers!

Hshld, furn &decor, mega

girls clothing, shoes & toys

Tinley Park 17012 & 17018

Milford Ave 6/14-6/15 8-2pm

Kids stuff, furn, bikes, plasma

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

READYTO SELL

YOUR REAL ESTATE?

CALL

Mike McCatty

& ASSOCIATES

708-945-2121

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

Automotive

Help Wanted

Real Estate

Merchandise

per line

DEADLINE -

$52

$13

$50

$30

4 lines/

4 lines/

7 lines/

4 lines/

Friday at 3pm

7 papers

7 papers

7 papers

7 papers

LOCAL REALTOR

DIRECTORY

BILLION IN SALES

5000 SOLD

Are you a REALTOR?

Your ad could be here!

Call to advertise.

708-326-9170 ext. 47

Contact Classified Department

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1054 Subdivision

Sale

Lockport Creekside Estate

South Subdivision, Oak Run

Court. 6/14-6/15 9-3pm. Kids

clothing and toys, home decor,

seasonal, etc.

1057 Estate Sale

Business Directory

2003 Appliance

Repair

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

2006 Basement Waterproofing

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

New Lenox 353 Central(Wildwood)

6/13 8-2pm - 6/14

8-12pm High end beautiul decor

from large home, Christmas,

golf, houshold, kitchen.

2007 Black Dirt/Top Soil

2017 Cleaning Services

Rental

1225 Apartments

for Rent

Oak Forest Terrace

15815 Terrace, Oak Forest

QUALITY

APPLIANCE

REPAIR, Inc.

• Air Conditioning • Furnaces

Refrigeration • Dishwashers

Stoves & Ovens • Microwaves

Garbage Disposals

Washers&Dryers

Family Owned &Operatedsince 1986

Someone you can TRUST

All work GUARANTEED

BEST price in town!

708-712-1392

Sawyer

Dirt

Pulverized Black Dirt

Rough Black Dirt

Driveway Gravel

Available

For Delivery Pricing Call:

815-485-2490

www.sawyerdirt.com

Place a garage sale ad & reach

over 96,000 homes across

the southwest suburbs!

FOR $42 YOU’LL GET

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2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

FANTASTIK POLISH

CLEANING SERVICE

If you’re tired of housework

Please call us!

(708)599-5016

5th Cleaning is

FREE! Valid only one time

Free Estimates

& Bonded

Buy

It!

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It!

2018 Concrete Raising

FIND

It!

in the

CLASSIFIEDS

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708.326.9170

Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

Serene setting & Beautiful

Grounds. Tennis, Pool,

Walking Trails. Near metra.

708-687-1818

oakterrapts@att.net

2004 Asphalt

Paving/Seal

Coating

Mokena/Weber

Wills Apartments

1 Bedroom apt. $ 850

2 Bedroom apt. $ 980

2025 Concrete Work

CLOSE TO METRA AND 1-80

708-479-2448

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over 96,000 homes across

the southwest suburbs!

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2025 Concrete Work 2075 Fencing

2120 Handyman

2060 Drywall

2090 Flooring

2120 Handyman

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"OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE"

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BEECHY’S

Handyman Service

Custom Painting

Drywall & Plaster Repair

Carpentry Work

Trim & General

Tile & Laminated Flooring

Light Plumbing & Electrical

Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Install StormWindows/Doors

Clean Gutters

Wash Siding & Windows

Call Vern for Free Estimate!

708 714 7549

815 838 4347

CALL MIKE AT 708-790-3416

...to place your

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2130 Heating/Cooling

Drywall

*Hanging *Taping

*New Homes

*Additions

*Remodeling

Call Greg At:

(815)485-3782

2032 Decking

2070 Electrical

2132 Home Improvement

Sturdy

Deck & Fence

Repair, Rebuild or

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708 479 9035

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2132 Home Improvement 2132 Home Improvement

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

2140 Landscaping

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2140 Landscaping

Ideal

Landscaping

Complete

Landscaping

Sodding, Seeding, Trees

Shrubs, Pavers, Retaining

Walls, Firewood

Since 1973

708 856 5422

815 210 2882

2145 Lawn Maintenance

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2150 Paint & Decorating

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

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2150 Paint & Decorating

2170 Plumbing

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

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Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

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lines/

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2170 Plumbing 2174 Propane

2200 Roofing

Neat, Clean, Professional

Work At ACompetitive Price

Specializing in all

Interior/Exterior Painting

• Drywall/PlasterRepair

• Wallpaper Removal

• Deck/Fence Staining

• PowerWashing

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Wallpaper Removal

Staining

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

Real Estate

$52

4 lines/

7 papers Help Wanted

$50

7 lines/

7 papers Merchandise

$13

per line

4 lines/

7 papers

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

2200 Roofing

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Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

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Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

2294 Window Cleaning

P.K.WINDOW

CLEANING CO.

Window Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning

Power Washing

Office Cleaning

call and get $40.00 off

708 974-8044

www.pkwindowcleaning.co4

2378 Architects

2390 Computer Services/Repair

2489 Merchandise Wanted

Metal Wanted

Scrap Metal, Garden

Tractors,

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Appliances, Etc.

ANYTHING METAL!

Call 815-210-8819

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2701 Property for

Sale

COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 16637 W. Seneca Dr, Lockport, IL

60441 (Single Family Home). Onthe

27th 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, d/b/a Christiana Trust, not individually

but as trustee for Hilldale

Trust Plaintiff V. Ronald C.

Herschbach; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 17CH 1409 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

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.

COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 15125 West Albright Drive, LOCK-

PORT, IL 60441 (CONDOMINIUM).

On the 27th 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: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee,

for Carrington Mortgage Loan

Trust, Series 2006-NC5 Asset-Backed

Pass-Through Certificates. Plaintiff V.

JULIAN D. GONZALEZ; CONNIE L.

GONZALEZ; CEDAR RIDGE OF

LOCKPORT HOMEOWNERS ASSO-

CIATION; Defendant.

Case No. 17CH 1451 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.

2701 Property for

Sale

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO-

CIATES, LLC.

2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

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 2108 South Austrian Pine Street,

Lockport, IL 60441 (Single Family

Home). On the 27th 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: Bayview Loan Servicing,

LLC; Plaintiff V.Raymond Kinsch;

Pine Valley Townhomes Homeowners

Association, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase

Bank, N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non

Record Claimants; Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 1562 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

2701 Property for

Sale

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

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 16132 West Sagebrook Drive,

LOCKPORT, IL 60441 (SINGLE

FAMILY). On the 20th 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: Wells Fargo

Bank, N.A. Plaintiff V. JOSEPH M.

ROBERTS A/K/A JOSEPH ROB-

ERTS; THE SAGEBROOK COMMU-

NITY ASSOCIATION, LLC; Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 1729 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 incash 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO-

CIATES, LLC.

2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

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 419 Jefferson St., Lockport, IL 60441

(Single Family Residence). On the 20th

day ofJune, 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: PNC

BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

Plaintiff V.FIRST MIDWEST BANK,

AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LOCK-

PORT, AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST

AGREEMENT DATED JULY 25, 1986

AND KNOWN ASTRUST NUMBER

72-19480; CHRISTOPHER PIAZZA;

DEBORAH E.PIAZZA, UNKNOWN

BENEFICIARIES OFTRUST NUM-

BER 72-19480; UNKNOWN OWN-

2701 Property for

Sale

ERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIM-

ANTS Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 1931 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer P.A.

233 South Wacker Drive 70th Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

P: 1-312-566-0040

F: 1-312-566-0041

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 32892 was filed in the

office of the County Clerk of Will

County on June 3, 2019, wherein

the business firm of Corner Salon

Located at 892 NSTATE STREET

LOCKPORT, IL 60441 was registered;

that the true or real name of

the person owning the business,

with their respective post office address,

is as follows:

LORETTA HOWARD

15607 FOREST COURT

HOMER GLEN, IL 60491

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; llinois,

the 3rd day of June, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

STATE OF ILLINOIS

CIRCUIT COURT OF WILL

COUNTY

Request of Christopher Taylor

Holland

Case Number: 19MR981

There will beacourt date onmy

Request to change my name from:

Christopher Taylor Holland tothe


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new name of:

Taylor Christine Holland

The court date will be held on;

July 15th, 2019

9:00am

Room; A236

57 North Ottawa Joliet IL 60432

/s/:Christopher Taylor Holland

Taylor Christine Holland

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

Wilmington Savings Fund Society,

FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust, not individually

but as trustee for Hilldale Trust

Plaintiff,

vs.

Ronald C. Herschbach; et. al.

Defendant.

No. 17 CH 1409

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 3rd day ofJanuary, 2018,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

27th 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 136 IN ARROWHEAD OF BRO-

KEN ARROW, BEING ARESUBDI-

VISTON OF LOTS 9, 11, AND PART

OF LOT 14IN BROKEN ARROW, IN

SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TO SAID PLAT OFAR-

ROWHEAD OF BROKEN ARROW

RECORDED APRIL 28, 1994, AS

DOCUMENT R94-44325, AND CER-

TIFICATES OF CORRECTION RE-

CORDED AS DOCUMENT

R94-47389 AND R94-58257, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

16637 W. Seneca Dr, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

16-05-30-306-025-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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

Wells Fargo Bank N.A., asTrustee, for

Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series

2006-NC5 Asset-Backed Pass-Through

Certificates.

Plaintiff,

vs.

JULIAN D. GONZALEZ; CONNIE L.

GONZALEZ; CEDAR RIDGE OF

LOCKPORT HOMEOWNERS ASSO-

CIATION;

Defendant.

No. 17 CH 1451

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 26th day of March, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

27th 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 tothe highest and best bidder

or bidders the following-described real

estate:

LOT 146 IN CEDAR RIDGE UNIT 2,

BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE

NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29,

TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 11,

AND THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFSEC-

TION 28, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH,

RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORD-

ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-

CORDED JULY 6, 2005 AS DOCU-

MENT R2005112438, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

15125 West Albright Drive, LOCK-

PORT, IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

CONDOMINIUM

P.I.N.:

16-05-28-108-024-0000

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:

SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO-

CIATES, LLC.

2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

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

Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC;

Plaintiff,

vs.

Raymond Kinsch; Pine Valley Townhomes

Homeowners Association, Inc.;

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Unknown

Owners and Non Record Claimants;

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1562

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 28th day of February,

2019, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

27th 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 92 IN PINE VALLEY UNIT

TWO, BEING ASUBDIVISION OF

PART OFSECTION 26, TOWNSHIP

36 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF

THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER

22, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO.

R99-155674, ALL INWILL COUNTY,

ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

2108 South Austrian Pine Street, Lockport,

IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

11-04-26-221-006-0000

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:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

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

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Plaintiff,

vs.

JOSEPH M. ROBERTS A/K/A JO-

SEPH ROBERTS; THE SAGEBROOK

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, LLC;

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1729

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 19th day of March, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

20th 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 65IN SAGEBROOK UNIT 1,A

SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SEC-

TION 19, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH,

RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORD-

ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-

CORDED OCTOBER 30, 2015 AS

DOCUMENT NUMBE R

R2015094251, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly known as:

16132 West Sagebrook Drive, LOCK-

PORT, IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

SINGLE FAMILY

P.I.N.:

16-05-19-412-012-0000

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:

SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO-

CIATES, LLC.

2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

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

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-

TION

Plaintiff,

vs.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK, AS SUC-

CESSOR TRUSTEE TOFIRST NA-

TIONAL BANK OF LOCKPORT, AS

TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREE-

MENT DATED JULY 25, 1986 AND

KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER

72-19480; CHRISTOPHER PIAZZA;

DEBORAH E.PIAZZA, UNKNOWN

BENEFICIARIES OFTRUST NUM-

BER 72-19480; UNKNOWN OWN-

ERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIM-

ANTS

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1931

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 19th day of March, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

20th 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:

PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 75 FEET OF

LOT 8, EXCEPT THE WEST 63.5

FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 28IN

THE ORIGINAL TOWN OFLOCK-

PORT, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

419 Jefferson St., Lockport, IL 60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Residence

P.I.N.:

11-04-23-217-008-0000

PARCEL 2: LOT 8, EXCEPT THE

WEST 63.5 FEET THEREOF AND

ALSO EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE

SOUTH 75 FEET OF LOT 8LYING

EAST OF THE WEST 63.5 FEET

THEREOF AND ALSO THAT PART

OF THE SOUTH 70 FEET OF LOT 5

LYING EAST OF THE WEST 63.5

FEET THEREOF, ALL IN BLOCK 28

IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF

LOCKPORT, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

P.I.N.:

11-04-23-217-010-0000

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 CON-

TACT:

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer P.A.

233 South Wacker Drive 70th Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

P: 1-312-566-0040

F: 1-312-566-0041

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

Crushing the competition

Illinois Crush take first at Homer Heat Summer Swing

Tournament

with Haley Panfil

Haley Panfil just finished

her junior year at Lockport

Township. She played

center field on the Lockport

softball team and

helped lead the team to a

29-6 record this season.

How would you say the

team did this season?

I’d say we did pretty

well. We went further

[sectional title game] than

people thought, and we

won the conference. We

were underdogs coming

in, and no one expected us

to do that.

This past weekend,

Joliet West took home

a state trophy. You

lost to the Tigers 6-5

in the sectional final

game. How much do

you think that could

have been you?

Yes, we think about it.

There are things we could

have done differently, but

there’s always next year.

How did you get

started playing

softball?

My dad, Tim, got me

started playing when I was

5 in T-ball. Then, when I

was 8, I started playing on

an 8U travel team, and I’ve

been going since. I’ve always

played center field or

right field.

Do you play any other

sports?

I ran track and played

basketball at Kelvin Grove

Jr. High. Then, I played basketball

at Lockport through

my sophomore year. I was

a guard, and I got brought

up to varsity the end of my

sophomore year, but I quit

playing it this past year to

concentrate on softball.

What is it about the

sport of softball that

makes it the game for

you?

I like how much energy

everyone gives. You can

make the game-winning

catch, but even if you

don’t make the game-winning

catch, the team still

has your back.

What have you

learned from Lockport

softball coach Marissa

Chovanec?

She has this quote to

“make failure your fuel.” I

like that because it taught

everyone that it’s OK to

fail, and then you use that

to bounce back.

If you could be a

superhero, who would

you be and why?

Frozone from “The Incredibles.”

That’s because

he always has that line,

“Where’s my super suit?”

That’s like me, I’m always

looking for my uniform.

Plus, he has everyone’s back.

What would your

Photo submitted

spirit animal be?

An elephant. Like

Dumbo. That reminds me

of my childhood. When I

was really young, I went

on a rollercoaster with

Dumbo. So, that’s it.

Are you going to play

softball in college?

Yes, I’ve already verbally

committed to Charleston

Southern University in

South Carolina. I went to a

camp there and really liked

it. I had a really good connection

with all the players.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lockport?

The relationships with

your teammates, especially

at Lockport. We’re all

so funny, weird and mesh

together perfectly.

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Randy Whalen

Celebrating after winning the Homer Heat Summer Swing Tournament are Illinois

Crush coaches (back row, left to right) Wolf Tone, Greg Maloney, Paul Andler

and Mike Kies (Lockport), and players (middle row, left to right) Adam Stepanek

(Lockport), Jake Maloney, Matt Kies (Lockport), Wolfie Tone, Owen Kanosky, Quinn

Danaher, Declan Andler, (front row, left to right) Tommy Miller, Josh Kies (Lockport),

Dash McCarthy (Lockport) and Aaron Lukaszewski. Photo submitted

grcevic

From Page 39

siblings, and not only were

all three athletes, but they

all also left their mark on

Lockport.

“I’ve been fortunate

enough to get to know all

three of these kids,” Lockport

boys basketball coach

Brett Hespell said. “They

are an incredible family.

It’s easy to have a cynical

attitude about kids, school,

society, and then you meet

the Grcevic kids. They remind

you how much positive

there is in the world.

Hard workers, polite, care

about the people around

them, great students, always

fun to be around. I

hope the other students

in the LTHS community

learned from them.”

Lockport softball coach

Marissa Chovanec agreed.

“Each one of them

brought something unique

to the family dynamic,”

she said. “All three are academics,

and all three are

going to business school.

All three of them are incredibly

smart, and I know

their parents are proud of

all three of them.”

The triplets all feel the

same about how going to

Lockport influenced and

made an impact on them.

“I learned a lot about

hard work and getting

where you want to be,”

Maddy said. “It was really

hard work to get to state

in tennis, and I made my

two best friends through

tennis. That’s what I will

remember.”

So will Payton, who

helped the girls basketball

team to its first regional

championship in 11

years as a junior, and then

helped the softball team to

an undefeated SouthWest

Suburban Blue Division

championship this spring.

“Throughout all the

years, I would never give

up and keep pushing,” she

said. “I will remember that,

along with all the friendships

and memories.”

Aaron was a big contributor

in the second half

of the season, as the boys

basketball team registered

its first winning season in

seven years this past winter.

“Lockport taught me

so much, and the coaches

were a big influence on

me, especially this past

season in basketball,” he

said. “I started the season

on the bench and ended up

starting by the end. Just

never give up.”


36 | June 13, 2019 | the lockport orland Park legend Prairie sports

lockportlegend.com

oPPrairie.com

22nd Century Media chose the best boys volleyball student-athletes based on coach and writer

recommendations, as well as player statistics, in its seven-town southwest suburban coverage

area to place them on one super team — Team 22. The team features student-athletes from

Lincoln-Way Central, LW East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew, Tinley Park, Lockport

Township and Sandburg high schools.

—Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

First team

OH: Ike Papes, senior,

Providence

462 kills, 200 digs, 55

aces, 38 blocks. All-CCL

Green. All-Tournament

at Smack Attack and

the Argo invite. Led area

players in kills for the

season.

OH: Wil McPhillips,

senior, LW East

363 kills, 62 digs, 46

aces, 34 blocks. All-

SWSC. The Griffins’

standout is planning

to attend Ball State

to continue playing

volleyball after high

school.

RS: Jake Whyte, senior,

Lockport

329 kills, .221 hit

percentage, 138 digs,

55 aces, 33 blocks. All-

SWSC. All-Tournament at

Marist and Argo invites.

Committed to Erskine.

M: Brendan McCarthy,

senior, LW Central

99 kills, 74 blocks, 40 digs,

27 aces. All-SWSC. The

Knights middle hitter made

a mark bigger than his

numbers on the conference

during his senior season.

S: David Flores, senior,

LW West

784 assists, 188 digs,

172 service points, 99

blocks (23 for kills), 52

kills, 30 aces. SWSC

Athlete of the Year.

Directed the action all

season long.

L: Danny Pacini, senior,

LW East

450 digs, 2.44 passing,

46 assists. All-SWSC.

The Griffins defensive

specialist is planning to

continue his dominance

at Dominican University

next season.

Utility: Luka Vukanic,

senior, Sandburg

227 kills, 100 digs, 36

blocks. All-SWSC. Vukanic

mostly shined as a scorer

for the Eagles at outside

hitter but proved versatile

in his defensive efforts.

Honorable mentions:

OH: Cort Jensen, senior, Sandburg; Matt

Arens, sophomore, Lockport; Ike Mahajan,

senior, LW East; Tyler Holubek, senior, LW

West; Nico Studer, senior, LW West; Zach

Nelson, senior, Tinley Park; Connor Keating,

junior, Andrew.

RS: David Vales, junior, Sandburg.

M: Jake Maly, junior, Lockport; Michael

Sherwood, senior, Andrew; Jay Pillai, senior,

Tinley Park; Chris Dargan, senior, LW West;

Darryl Farrow, senior, Andrew.

S: Nathan Ryan, senior, Tinley Park.

L: Tyler Vedder, junior, LW West.

U: Matt Russo, senior, Providence.

second team

OH: Ben Pluskota, senior, LW West

310 kills, 176 service points, 148 digs, 78 blocks, 39 aces, 20

assists. All-SWSC.

OH: Jack Yurkanin, senior, LW Central

307 kills, 2.45 serve receive, 165 digs, 74 aces, 36 blocks. All-SWSC.

RS: Louden Moran, senior, LW West

233 kills, 135 blocks (44 for kills), 133 digs, 126 service points, 45

assists. All-SWSC.

M: Michael Sherwood, senior, Andrew.

133 kills, 34 block kills, 10 aces. All-SWSC.

S: Cam Petrusevski, senior, Sandburg

700 assists, 127 digs, 57 kills, 46 aces. All-SWSC.

L: Jeremiah Burden, sophomore, Sandburg

300 digs, 70 assists, 16 aces.

U: Trevor Lewis, junior, LW East

411 assists, 172 kills, 169 digs, 48 aces, 41 blocks.


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Going Places

Porters ace pitcher prepares for expanded role in college

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

On Thursday, June 6,

recent Lockport Township

graduate Erin Kleffman

was on her way to college

orientation at the University

of Evansville in Indiana.

Even though Kleffman

knew two and a half years

ago that’s where she wanted

to college, the standout

softball pitcher for the Porters

wished she wasn’t going

there at that time.

“I wish I was on my way

to state,” she said of the

IHSA Softball State Finals

that were held on June 7

and 8 at EastSide Centre

in East Peoria. “Not on my

way to orientation.”

The Porters, however,

lost to Joliet West 6-5 on

Friday, May 31 in the sectional

title game. The Tigers

went onto win their

super-sectional game, advance

to the State Finals

and finish third in Class

4A. Lockport wondered

what could have been.

“Nothing was clicking

like it had been,” Kleffman

said of the loss to Joliet

West. “Our fielding wasn’t

there, we were hitting the

ball at people. It was just

everything.”

This past season, Kleffman

gave her everything

in being the Porters ace

pitcher. The team went

29-6 and she had more

than half the wins, going

15-3 in the circle with 89

strikeouts. She was named

the SouthWest Suburban

Conference Blue Division

All-Area team in helping

the team to an undefeated

conference championship,

“She was a workhorse,”

Lockport softball coach

Marissa Chovanec said

of Kleffman. “We really

worked hard this season.

She also contributed in the

role as a leader on-and-off

the field.”

Influenced by her mom,

Sue, who played softball at

Shepard in the ‘80s, Kleffman

started playing softball

early.

“I started when I was 4,”

she said. “I’ve been pitching

since I was 8. I was

in Junior Miss Softball

to start and my dad, Jack,

helped to coach me.”

At Lockport, Kleffman

was on the varsity softball

team for three seasons.

That was not her only

sport, however. She also

excelled at bowling. She

was a three-year varsity

member there too and the

only senior on the Porter

girls bowling team that finished

fifth in the state this

past winter.

On the final ball of her

high school bowling career,

Kleffman fired a

strike and then declared

herself “retired” from

the sport.

“It’s not that I was

tired of bowling,” Kleffman

said. “It was just my

hobby, I just did it for fun.

I like the team aspect of

softball better.”

Given that both bowling

and softball pitching requires

one to perform with

an underhand motion, did

that correlate at all?

“No, but a lot of people

have asked me if that

messed me up,” Kleffman

said of the motion for

bowling compared to that

of softball. “But no. I just

went from one sport to the

other. I never combined

the two and it never affected

me.”

Kleffman never threw a

300 in bowling, She has,

however, fired a no-hitter

in softball. In fact, she had

two this past season. The

first one was in a 2-0 victory

over Joliet West with

five strikeouts on April 6

the title game of a WJOL

Tournament. The second

was a 16-0 win in four innings

with 11 strikeouts on

May 21 over Thornwood

in the semifinals of the

Lockport Regional.

“It’s hard to throw a

300,” Kleffman said. “You

just have to stay mentally

focused the whole time. In

softball, other people can

do things to affect it. So I

actually think a no-hitter is

harder to accomplish.”

Even though she wished

her orientation for college

was later, Kleffman is

ready to move to the next

step. She has known for a

long time that the University

of Evansville in Indiana

was the place for her.

“I committed there in

January of my sophomore

year,” she said of her early

commitment in 2017.

“For me, I went to a lot of

camps, a lot of schools. I

like that it was a smaller

school. I’m going to major

in economics and the

coaches there prioritize

education. They make sure

you get good grades and

keep that balance.”

Kleffman plays for the

Chicago Bulls/Sox Youth

Academy Softball team

and will do so again this

summer. She also bats and

plays some first base there,

which she might also do in

college.

“I have more of a possibility

of playing sooner,”

Kleffman said of going to

the University of Evansville

in Indiana. “I will be

pitching, hitting and maybe

playing some at first.

I’m looking forward to it.”

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LTHS grad re-writes record books at North Central

Quade sets one

single-season, five

career program

records

Max Lapthorne, Editor

The most memorable

hit of Jeremy Quade’s

baseball career probably

should not have been a hit

at all.

In his penultimate game

at North Central College

on May 19, the Lockport

native dug into the batter’s

box in the top of the seventh

inning having compiled

245 hits during his

collegiate career, tied for

the most in program history.

He got a changeup in

the zone — a pitch Quade

had done plenty of damage

with in his career — but

the pitch had its desired

effect with Quade starting

his swing a fraction of a

second too early and popping

the ball high into left

field.

But what should have

been an easy putout turned

into a record-breaking

hit as Quade’s big swing

and some swirling winds

teamed up to trick the

Webster University outfielders,

and the ball fell to

the turf in left-center field

for his 246th hit as a Cardinal.

“I was a little angry at

first because of the way

it happened, but I [remembered]

how many

times I hit a ball hard

right at somebody and it

was caught, so I was able

to take a deep breath and

enjoy the moment, realize

what just happened and

how special it is,” Quade

said.

Although the historic hit

was not a majestic home

Lockport Township graduate Jeremy Quade (left) is the all-time career leader in hits,

stolen bases, at-bats, games played and runs scored at North Central College.

Steve Woltmann/North Central College

run or frozen rope, it was

perhaps more apropos,

because despite flinging

his bat in frustration after

initially making contact,

Quade — as he always

did — hustled down the

line and ended up with a

double on the play. North

Central coach Ed Mathey’s

first reaction when the record-setting

blooper fell

to the grass was to crack a

smile, because he knew it

was probably not how his

senior center fielder imagined

that moment playing

out.

“In his mind, it’s probably

not the glorious home

run or the line drive into

right-center field, but it’s

one he’s always going to

remember [and] so will

I,” Mathey said. “... For

the most part, Jeremy approached

the game to play

hard each and every day.

That’s not an easy thing to

do at any level.”

Quade’s collegiate career

came to a close later

that day in the Whitewater

Regional Championship,

but he will not be soon

forgotten around the North

Central baseball complex

as he left as the career

leader in runs, games

played, stolen bases and

at-bats while also breaking

the single-season record

for at-bats. In addition to

his individual exploits,

Quade helped the Cardinals

to four consecutive

Collegiate Conference

of Illinois and Wisconsin

titles, was part of four

NCAA regional qualifying

teams and led his team to

a third-place finish at the

Division III College World

Series his sophomore year.

“It’s a Division III

school, but our athletic

program is outstanding,”

Quade said of North Central.

“The opportunities

at Lockport that I was

able to take advantage of,

whether that be classroom

stuff, weight room stuff,

leadership stuff, just kind

of the whole package that

Lockport offered me, and

the people that were there

prepared me to take advantage

of the opportunities at

North Central.”

One of the opportunities

Quade had at LTHS most

pivotal to his success at

North Central was playing

quarterback for the Porters

football team. His time on

the gridiron helped finetune

his leadership skills,

and the overall mentality

he had during football

games translated to the

diamond as well.

“With baseball, they say

you only play or are focused

for like 22 minutes

out of three hours,” Quade

said. “For those 22 minutes,

you have to have a

football mentality. Hustle

out of the box, fighting

for the extra 90 feet. Just

like in football, you’re always

fighting for that extra

yard.”

When recruiting Quade,

Mathey was enticed by

Quade’s work on the football

field, but not only

because it showcased his

leadership and focus.

“It shows a lot of different

things from a leadership

standpoint, from

an attention-to-detail

standpoint and [about]

his decision-making ability,”

Mathey said. “That’s

part of the game of baseball

that I don’t think gets

looked at enough, is the

ability to make good decisions

when you’re on the

field.”

One of the moments

that stands out most to

Mathey when it comes to

Quade is an at-bat that he

did not even take. Late

this past season — as

Quade was in pursuit of

the all-time hits record

— Mathey and his coaching

staff were hoping to

get an at-bat for one of

Quade’s teammates who

had battled several shoulder

injuries throughout

his career and worked to

rehab the injury despite

the odds being against

him being able to play

again.

The game was well in

hand in the eighth inning,

and the coaching staff

was planning to give him

the at-bat in the designated

hitter spot, but given

where the Cardinals were

in the order, there was no

guarantee that spot would

come up before the game

ended. Quade overheard

this conversation between

Mathey and his coaching

staff as he headed to the

on-deck circle and immediately

offered to give up

his at-bat.

“Here is a guy who has

been in the lineup a lot,

and I know he’s aware of

the hit record and everything

else and he’s willing

to do that for a teammate,”

Mathey said.

Quade recently finished

up his degree in

sports management and

communication and accepted

a business education

teaching position at

a high school in Indiana

where his first base coach

at North Central College

was recently named athletic

director. Quade plans

to coach baseball and

football and may do some

strength and conditioning

work as well.

“I’m really excited about

this opportunity that I have

with that teaching position

and the coaching,”

he said. “I never thought

about teaching until this

year, but I think it’s a good

fit for me and I think it still

allows me to work toward

my career goals.”

Quade credits his family

and those involved in

the baseball programs at

LTHS and North Central

for getting him to where he

is today. Going forward, he

plans to continue playing

baseball with a semi-pro

collegiate summer league

team called the Lombard

Orioles, and would be

open to playing professionally,

but if that opportunity

does not come, he

is satisfied with how his

baseball career has played

out — especially now that

he has two more hits than

anyone else to ever put on

a Cardinals uniform.

“As I started to realize

I was getting close, it was

one thing that I personally

was wanting to achieve

that kind of put the icing

on the cake for my senior

year having it be a good

year overall, that was the

last record I was really

chasing,” Quade said.


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fastbreak

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st and 3

Porters triplets

all athletes in high

school, move on to

same college

1. Going forward

together

Aaron, Maddy and

Payton Grcevic, triplets

who recently

graduated from

LTHS, will all be

heading to Indiana

University for college

to study in the

business school

there.

2. Different sports

Aaron and Payton

both played basketball,

and Payton

also played softball.

Maddy made it to

state in tennis this

past autumn.

3. Staying active

Payton plans to

participate in intramural

softball at Indiana,

while Aaron

plans to do intramural

basketball

there. Maddy said

she might pick up

tennis again, calling

it a lifelong sport.

Grcevic triplets all to head to Indiana University

Trio reflects on

four years of being

student-athletes for

Porters

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

.The new Godzilla movie

might have Ghidorah,

the three-headed monster,

but for the past four years,

Lockport Township athletics

had Grcevic, the threeheaded

athlete

All three of the Grcevic

triplets, Aaron, Maddy,

and Payton, will be attending

college together

at Indiana University. Not

only will all three be going

there together, but they all

will also be in the business

school at the university,

even if it was not planned

that way.

“When we started looking

at colleges last summer,

I knew that Indiana

University was my top

choice,” Maddy said. “So,

I decided to go there first.”

Aaron was next.

“My top choice was the

University of Wisconsin,”

he said. “But I didn’t get

direct admission to there.

So last December, I decided

to go to Indiana. It just

worked out.”

It also worked out for

Payton.

“It was between Indiana

and the University of

Dayton in Ohio,” Payton

said. “But Indiana had a

better business school, so I

decided this past February

to go there. I would never

Triplets and recent LTHS graduates (left to right)

Payton, Aaron and Maddy Grcevic were all studentathletes

in high school, and they will all attend Indiana

University to study in the business school there.

photo submitted

have thought that we’d all

go to the same school. It

just happened.”

While they will all attend

Indiana together, they

all had their own identity

in athletics at Lockport.

Aaron and Payton both

played basketball, but Payton

also played softball.

Maddy made it to state in

tennis this past fall.

Being the only two-sport

varsity athlete at Lockport

and a starter in both basketball,

at guard, and softball,

at second base, which

sport did Payton like better?

“I could never decide

that,” she said. “It just

depended on the season.

But at Indiana, I might

do intramural softball, but

not basketball. I think I’m

done with basketball, so I

guess it’s softball.”

Aaron plans to do intramural

basketball in college.

“Oh, yeah, I will probably

play intramurals at

Indiana,” he said. “I want

to stay active.”

Being a tennis player,

Maddy can stay active

most any time.

“Maybe I will be picking

it up again,” she said.

“The good thing about tennis

is you can play it your

whole life.”

Maddy does have a bit

of bragging rights over her

siblings. She is the only

one who went to the state

finals. That happened last

fall, when she and her doubles

partner, sophomore

Kamila Kalinowska, advanced

to state as the Porters’

second doubles team.

There, they won a match.

“That was my goal for

the past four years,” Maddy

said of advancing to

state. “I worked really hard

for that, and I’m glad I got

the experience.”

Naturally, there is some

sibling rivalry between the

trio.

“I’ve been telling Payton

to practice against me

for years,” Aaron said of

the fact they were the only

ones to both play the same

sport of basketball. “But

she never wanted to play

me one-on-one.”

Payton did not want to

go that route.

“We would just shoot

around together,” she said.

The competition got

lessened as the years went

on.

“When we all played

the same sports, there

was more competition,”

Maddy said of the trio in

junior high at Oak Prairie

Junior High. We all played

basketball and volleyball

there.”

But the three all support

each other and attended

each other’s games whenever

they could. They also

all credit their parents, Allycn

and Brad, for their

support. Their parents met

at Lockport Township,

where they were both part

of the Class of 1988 and

both played sports at the

school.

Allycn was a cheerleader,

while Brad was a varsity

baseball player.

“We all supported each

other, and so did our parents,”

Maddy said.

Plus, their parents are

remembered at Lockport.

“Some of the coaches at

Lockport, like [Ken] Dobson

and [Ron] Kulwinski

tell stories about my dad,”

Aaron said. “My dad was

a big influence on me and

continues to help me get

better and continue my

work ethic.”

Payton agreed.

“They helped us in everything

in life,” she said.

“Not just in athletics, but

in academics, as well.”

The three were all born

a minute apart on Oct. 20,

2000. Aaron was first, followed

by Maddy and Payton.

They have no other

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“They remind you how much positive there is in the world. Hard workers, polite,

care about the people around them, great students, always fun to be around.”

Brett Hespell — LTHS boys basketball coach, on the Grcevic triplets

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Avoiding getting hurt — 8 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14, and

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Index

36 - Team 22 Boys Volleyball

35 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Contributing

Editor Thomas Czaja, tom@homerhori

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lockport’s Hometown Newspaper | June 13, 2019

Triple threat

Grcevic triplets reflect on successes in

various sports at LTHS, Page 39

Ready to deliver

LTHS softball team’s star pitcher prepares to

continue career collegiately, Page 37

Jeremy Quade played

football and baseball

at Lockport Township

before going on to

become the all-time

hits leader in North

Central College baseball

history. Steve Woltmann/

North Central College

LTHS graduate caps collegiate career by becoming

North Central’s all-time hits leader, Page 38

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