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Monthly pet vaccine

“pop-up” clinic provides

veterinary necessities for

Lockport pets, Page 3

LTHS engineering and

design students take

home silver at national

competition, Page 5

A helping

hand Lockport teens

take part in volunteer

nights at the White Oak

Library, Page 4

Family and

fireworks

Hundreds gather for

the Fourth of July

fireworks display at

Dellwood Park, Page 7

Lockport Township High School Teamworks team members (left to right) Brett MacHart, Nick Soltys, Charlie Patula and Lucas Zentmyer take

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Thursday

Midwest Waters Short

Film Festival

6- 10 p.m. Second and

fourth Thursdays, July

11-Sept. 12. Roxy Theater,

1017 S State St.,

Lockport. The Summer

Art Series Committee is

introducing its first-ever

Midwest Waterways Short

Film Festival. Films will

cover five genres including

drama, comedy, horror,

documentary, sci-fi

and animated. For more

information, www.mws

filmfest.com/.

Grown-Up Game Night

6:30-8 p.m. July 11,

White Oak Library Lockport

Branch, 121 E. 8th

St. Show off your Settlers

of Catan or Flux skills.

Snacks will be provided.

Saturday

Historic John Lane Farm

11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13-

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.

Monday

“Art of Illinois: 2019”

Submission dates are

July 15-Aug. 15, Gallery

Seven 200 W. 8th St.,

Lockport. Gallery Seven

will hold a juried exhibit

of the artists of Illinois.

For more information,

visit galleryseven.net or

contact gallerysevenexhib

its@gmail.com.

Tuesday

Glitter Your Pallet

6:30 p.m. July 16,

Prairie Bluff Golf Club,

19433 Renwick Roadd,

Lockport. Paint and personalize

what you love

on your statement piece

decor pallet board with

Glitter Your Pallet’s third

annual Christmas. All

supplies included in the

price. Boards are sustainable

and environmentally

friendly. Food and drinks

are available at an additional

cost. For more information,

or to register,

visit www.glitteryourpal

let.com.

City of Lockport: TRIAD

Event

9 a.m. July 16, Lockport

Township, 1463 S. Farrell

Road, Lockport. Focus on

physical and emotional

well-being and learn how

to help diminish memory

loss with Reflexologist

Andrea Carli. For more

information, or to register,

call (815) 838-2132 ext.

2219.

Wednesday

Bingo “Bring a Guest”

Night

7 p.m. July 17, Lockport

Moose Lodge, 118th

E. 10th St. Brings your

friends and family for a

fun evening and receive

the chance to win a free

jackpot card, along with

enjoying ice cream from

Cool Creations. For more

information, email cathy

jay94@sbcglobal.net.

Create Your Own

Dreamcatcher

6:30- 8 p.m. July 17,

White Oak Library Lockport

Branch, 121 E. 8th

St. Enjoy a fun craft

night where you can create

dreamcatchers from

scratch. All supplies will

be provided. For more information,

call (815) 552-

4190 or email kflynn@

whiteoaklibrary.org.

UPCOMING

LEGO Robotics

Registration

Now through Aug. 31.

Teams currently forming

at the Lockport Branch Library

and meetings begin

in August. Cost of registration

is $60, open to students

grades 4-8. For more

information, email porter

bots@gmail.com.

Comicopolis

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday,

July 27, White Oak

Library Lockport Branch,

Meeting Room A/B, 121

E. 8th St. Lockport’s fifth

annual pop culture and

comic festival is free to the

public. Meet artists, buy

unique artwork and crafts,

enter a costume contest for

cash prizes, cosplay, strike

a pose in the photo booth,

bring the kids for activities

and crafts, test your skills

in online gaming, get some

swag, eat and enoy live

music. For more information,

call Patricia Jarog at

(815) 552-4185 or email

pjarog@whiteoaklibrary.

org.

Paint Nite: The Original

Paint and Sip Party

3-5 p.m. Sunday, July

28, Diamonds Restaurant

and Bar, 16529 W. 159th

St., Lockport. Grab your

friends and unleash your

inner artist at the original

paint night, brought to

you by Yaymaker. You’ll

go from a blank canvas

to a masterpiece of your

own, with plenty of laughs

along the way. Tickets

priced at $37 include paint

materials and instructions.

For more information, visit

www.eventbrite.com/e/

paint-nite-the-originalpaint-and-sip-party-tick

ets-63130966420.

National Night Out Against

Crime

5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday,

Aug. 6, Lockport City

Hall - Greens, 222 E. 9th

St. Unite with the Lockport

Police Department

and the community at this

annual event to enjoy activities

for kids, food vendors,

music and games.

For more information, call

(815) 838-2132 ext.2219.

Will County Auto

Rebuilders 22nd Annual

Carshow

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday,

Aug. 18, Dellwood

Park, IL-171 and Woods

Drive, Lockport. Enjoy

this annual show and be

one of the 400 registered

cars to win an award.

The event will also include

a craft show. For

more information, visit

www.allevents.in/lock

port/will-county-auto-re

builders-22nd-annual-car

show/200017390001458.

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Re-enactment

12-4 p.m. Friday Sept.

6- Sunday, Sept. 8, Dellwood

Park Route 171 and

Woods Drive, Lockport.

Be a part of this epic battle

re-enactment. For more

information, email vizs

la25@sbcglobal.net.

Lobsterfest

5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

5, Illinois State Museum,

201 W 10th St., Lockport.

A portion of the proceeds

of this event will be donated

to the Illinois State

Museum. The event will

include live music and

the opportunity to view

the beautiful art exhibits.

Seatings limited to 24

seats will be available at 5

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

p.m. respectively. Tickets

priced at $60 include a

drink. For more information,

or to reserve a spot,

visit www.mainstreetlock

port.org/events.html.

ONGOING

Free Jazzercise Classes

The Lockport Jazzercise

Fitness Center, 102/104

MacGregor Road, Lockport.

Through a program

dubbed GirlForce, free

classes are being offered

to girls ages 16-21 in an

effort to empower young

women, give them a place

to get fit, learn healthy

habits and find a place they

belong in their communities.

Call (815) 370-3751

for more information.


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Monthly low-cost pet vaccine clinic available in Lockport

Alex Ivanisevic, Editor

Lockport pet owners on

a tight budget can take a

sigh of relief, Spay Illinois

of Lisle has made it possible

for cats and dogs to

receive affordable veterinary

care in Lockport.

Spay Illinois’ low-cost

pet vaccine clinic at A1

Pet Grooming located at

1128 S. State St. in Lockport

has given pet owners

the opportunity to receive

quality, affordable veterinary

care for their dogs

and cats every month. The

most recent vaccine clinic

was on the afternoon of

July 8.

No appointments were

needed to receive care and

no added exam fees were

applied. The clinic comes

to A1 Pet Grooming the

second Monday of every

month.

“One of the main reasons

I find working at

Spay lllinois rewarding

and enjoyable is knowing

we are helping individuals

that may not be able to

keep their pets updated on

vaccines or wellness care,”

Rebecca Flaws, off-site

clinic manager said.

Packages of core vaccines

for cats and dogs

start at $30 and $69, respectively

and include

everything pets need to

stay safe and healthy.

Pet microchips are available

for $25, including

lifetime registration and

heartworm testing can be

There will be a Spay Illinois’ low-cost pet vaccine clinic at A1 Pet Grooming located at 1128 S. State St. in Lockport on Aug. 12. Alex

Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media

performed onsite for $22.

Plus, purchase trusted

brands in heartworm, flea

and tick prevention at reduced

rates.

Assistant Director of

Development and Marketing

for Spay Illinois

Pet Well Clinics Brittany

Eslary said, “we

started bringing this lowcost

vaccine pet clinic to

Lockport approximately

two years ago. We try to

partner with local organizations

who share our

mission such as groomers

and pet shops.”

Spay Illinois is a registered

non-profit organization.

Its mission is to bring

pet owners the resources

they need to keep their

pets healthy.

Eslary said their overall

mission is to end pet

homelessness, “we provide

a couple of different

pet programs to be a community

resource for pet

owners and shelters.”

The next Spay Illinois

“pop-up” Lockport clinic

will be on Aug. 12.

“We will always have

one veterinarian there administering

vaccines and

two to three vet technicians,

every second Monday

of the month between

4 and 7 p.m., we bring our

staff in and set everything

up and people are able to

just walk in without an appointment,”

Eslary said.

“We come overprepared.”

Call (630) 961-8000 for

more information or visit

www.spayillinois.org to

learn more.

Spay Illinois’ Dr. Sam Schaft (right) and veterinary technician Sarah Wood (left) with

one of the “pop-up clinic” patients. Photo Submitted

Lockport violation-free in investigation of facilities selling alcohol to minors

Staff Report

Illinois State Police

Zone 3 agents conducted

Alcohol Countermeasure

Enforcement surveillance

at various establishments

in Will County June 19, to

determine which businesses

sell alcoholic beverages

to persons under the age of

21 years.

Four out of 24 locations

surveilled in

Crest Hill, Lockport

and Romeoville, were involved

in the sale of an

alcoholic beverage to a

minor.

Shell employees Olivia

Hamilton and Sukhbir

Singh Rehal, Speedway

employee Gregory

A. Simson Jr. and Falcon

Food and Liquor

employee Hirenkumar

M. Patel, were arrested

for unlawful delivery

of alcoholic liquor

to a minor, a Class A

misdemeanor. No one

from Lockport was

arrested.

All four were released

on a notice to appear in

court.


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Police Reports

Police: Numerous cellphones stolen

Cellphones were taken

from a T-Mobile store located

at 16600 W. 159th

St. by unknown person(s)

who gained entry by

breaking the front, glass

door on June 27. At 3:11

a.m., Lockport officers

were dispatched to an

alarm call. The Lockport

Investigations Unit is currently

following up on

leads in the case.

Lockport Police

Department

June 30

• Tondra Newell, 33, of

Joliet, was charged with

driving while license revoked

after being stopped

in the 1200 block of Farrell

Road for operating a

motor vehicle while utilizing

a hand held electronic

device (cellphone). Upon

further investigation subject

was also driving while

license revoked. Subject

and was released on bond

pending a Will County

court date.

June 28

• Lizeth Tovar Avalos,

18, of Midlothian, was

stopped after disobeying a

traffic control device at the

intersection of Rt. 171 and

Smith Road. Upon further

investigation subject was

also driving without a valid

driver’s license and did

not have proof of insurance

for the vehicle. Subject

was charged with disobeying

a traffic control

device, driving without a

valid driver’s license and

operating an uninsured

motor vehicle. The subject

was released on bond

pending a Will County

Court date.

June 26

• Richard Kelly, 20, was

charged with retail theft.

Officers responded to

Walmart for a retail theft

after a subject reportedly

concealed numerous

items exceeding $300

into a backpack and left

the store without paying

for the merchandise.

The subject posted bond

and was released pending

a Lockport court

date.

June 25

• A book bag was reportedly

stolen from a vehicle

Please see police, 9

Police: Offenders complete multi-town

robbery spree evening of Fourth of July

Staff Report

Businesses in Lockport

and Tinley Park are believed

to have been robbed

by the same duo on the

evening of the Fourth of

July. Five Lockport businesses

located on Ninth

Street were robbed at approximately

12:15 a.m.

on July 5 during a robbery

spree.

Commander John Arizzi

with the Lockport Police

Department said Ace

Hardware, Subway, Rosati’s

Pizza and Tobacco

Empire all were hit at the

same plaza, and the nearby

Strictly Vape also was hit.

According to Arizzi, the

offender(s) involved were

“clearly looking for cash

and were not interested in

any of the products in the

stores.”

Library gives teens volunteer opportunity

Alex Ivanisevic, Editor

The offender(s) gained

entry into the establishments

through front, glass

doors or windows which

all had alarms. Arizzi said

that once the alarms sound,

it takes one to two minutes

for the initial call to go

through to dispatchers.

“By the time we were

there, they were gone,” he

said.

In total, almost $150

was taken from the five

Lockport businesses,

Arizzi said.

The vehicle used during

the robberies was stolen

but has since been recovered,

and investigators

hope to uncover evidence

in the vehicle that will lead

them to suspects.

Arizzi said the department

was able to collect

“good” surveillance videos

and, with the help of

the jurisdictions in other

towns experiencing similar

robberies, they will be

able to gather information

to push for arrests in the

future after continuing investigations.

Lockport police believe

the same offenders are

involved in each of the

break-ins and, according

to the Tinley Park Police

Department, two male suspects

in their late teens to

early 20s are believed to

be involved.

Five of the Tinley Park

businesses hit on July 4

were in a strip mall in the

7900 block of 171st Street

and included Plush Horse,

Jimmy John’s, Nancy’s

Pizza and Pine Cleaners.

The other two businesses

were located in the area of

183rd Street and Harlem

Avenue.

On the evening before

the Fourth of July, while

most of the town was diving

into holiday festivities,

a group of Lockport teens

decided to dedicate some

time to volunteer work.

The White Oak Library

in Lockport hosts a tween

and teen volunteer night

every month in the summer

and twice a month during

the school year. Program

organizers Maisie Iven

and Jaci Kohn say teens

are motivated to volunteer

for both the hours they

are credited for attending

the nights, and out of the

goodness of their hearts.

“During the summer we

do this once a month because

we see that there are

Jaci Kohn (far left) gives Lockport teens (left to right)

Courtney Mason and Bethany Mason material to

organize for the library as Maisie Iven (second from the

right) sorts through material with Emily Do (far right)

a Homer Junior High student and LTHS student Isa

Abdallah. Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media

fewer people looking for

[the volunteer work], but

we have many opportunities,”

Iven said.

Kohn added, “During

the rest of the year we have

a tween and teen volunteer

night on the first Wednesday

of every month, that

also goes for during the

summer, and then the third

Saturday of every month

as well.”

There tend to be more

volunteers during the

school year because students

will sometimes need

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LTHS students win big at national competition

Abhinanda Datta

Assistant Editor

Armed with intensive

training and minds bursting

with innovation, three

ambitious Lockport Township

High School students

represented Illinois in a

prestigious national competition

and won secondplace

for their ingenious

engineering project.

“This was something

that I would have never

dreamed of achieving,”

said Adriana Watson, one

of the members of the winning

team.

“It feels incredible to

get recognition for a lot of

hard work and planning.”

Daniel Arechiga, Jonathan

Naughton and Adriana

Watson won Silver in

the Engineering Design

Technology category at the

SkillsUSA National Leadership

and Skills Conference

in Louisville, June

24- 28, that saw over 6,500

students competing in 103

trade, technical and leadership

fields.

The team was required

to design an innovative engineering

project, create a

model and give a comprehensive

presentation.

The silver medalists created

the Marker Parker, a

device to optimize storage

and use that secures the

cap of the marker inside

the product so users don’t

have to worry about losing

them, Watson said.

“We were inspired by

teachers that we interacted

with regularly who had a

difficult time switching

from one color to another

without dropping caps

or losing them along the

way,” she said.

“The product uses suction

cups to adhere to any

smooth surface such as a

Alexander Mullin competes in Power Equipment

Technology during the SkillaUSA competition.

whiteboard, and spins on

a central bolt, allowing the

user to rotate the holder for

easy storage and then onehanded

removal.”

Jeff Brown, architecture

and engineering teacher

said he was impressed

with the idea and had immense

confidence in his

students’ skills.

“From the moment they

decided to develop the

Marker Parker, I thought it

was an innovative product

that I would want, he said.

“The product/invention

is only one part of the overall

score. I was pretty confident

in their engineering

process, engineering notebook,

storyboard display,

problem solving practical

and their presentation, so

I figured they had a good

chance to score well.”

Brown is one of the

LTHS College and Career

Applications teachers who

dedicated several hours after

school to prepare their

teams for the state and national

SkillsUSA competitions.

As rewarding as the

whole experience was, it

presented its fair share of

challenges.

“The students who chose

to compete have to spend

several late hours practicing

and preparing. Finding

all that time can be a

challenge,” Brown said.

“One of the other big

challenges we face is the

numbers of years we have

to prepare them. My students

are all first year engineering

students and most

of their competitors have

two, three or four years of

engineering course experience.

It shows the dedication,

effort and time they

put in to have this amazing

success as first year engineering

students.”

Susan Palis, another

CAD teacher said competitions

like these allow

students to apply their inclass

knowledge in a more

LTHS students (left to right) Jonathan Naughton, Daniel Arechiga and Adriana

Watson at the SkillsUSA competition in Louisville with their project that won them

second place in the Engineering Design Technology category. Photos Submitted

The winning project, Marker Parker (pictured) ensures storage efficiency for markers.

competitive setting.

“It is important to keep

training students for these

competitions because it

gives them the opportunity

to be recognized for

their knowledge and skills,

whereas they might not

have that when it comes to

athletics or other academic

areas,” she said.

“Many of the students

will tell you that the competition

was a great experience

and they would do it

again, if given the chance.”

In over a decade of

competing in SkillsUSA,

LTHS had a total of four

teams qualifying for the

nationals this year.

Madaline Aguilar and

Maxwell Eallondaro competed

in 3D Visualization

and Animation, a timed

event that required the

team to create a real-world

3D creative production,

using specific resources

and design elements.

Alexander Mullin competed

in Power Equipment

Technology, demonstrating

his knowledge and

understanding of both

two and four-cycle engines.

The Teamworks

team was comprised of

Brett MacHart, Charles

Patula, Nicholas Soltys

and Lucas Zentmyer. The

Teamworks competition

required teams to build a

construction project using

carpentry, electrical,

plumbing and masonry

skills to demonstrate their

ability to work together.

Watson had joined

Brown’s robotics team as

a freshman and has not

looked back since. As demanding

as it was, this

competition will help her as

she starts her degree in Robotic

Engineering Technology

at Purdue University.

“The national competition

is essentially a full

week of high-stress, sleepless

fun. It’s an incredibly

fun way to get hands on

experience in your field

and meet more students

who are not only interested

in the same fields as you,

but are just as inspired and

passionate about them,”

she said.


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Lockport Township awards local scholars

Alex Ivanisevic, Editor

Lockport Township recently

awarded scholarships

to four high school

graduates from the area.

The awards were presented

to the students during a

Lockport Township board

meeting on June 11, by

Township Supervisor Ron

Alberico.

The scholarship winners

are Brianna Tulley from

Providence High School,

and John Weis, Julianna

Morales and Hannah Pacheco,

who was not present

at the meeting, from

Lockport Township High

School.

A $1,000 scholarship

was sent to the institutions

where these students will

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continue their education in

the fall. Tulley plans to follow

a career in medicine.

Weis will pursue studies in

accounting or actuarial science.

Morales will focus

on the field of education,

while Pacheco would like

to major in recreational

therapy.

The Scholarship Committee

began it’s search

earlier this year, seeking

students with graduating

GPAs of 2.5 or greater. The

candidates for the scholarship

must also have to

demonstrate involvement

in school, extra-curricular

and work-related activities.

They are required to

submit an essay describing

“What a college education

means to me.”

Commenting on the process

of deciding on four

scholars, Alberico said,

“we are very proud that

we continue to receive so

many applicants for the

scholarship every year,

it makes it quite difficult

to narrow it down to four

winners.”

Four scholarships are

awarded annually and this

is the 16th year the Lockport

Township has presented

the Scholarship Awards,

keeping in mind the rising

cost of education as being

a concern for many families

in the area.

Alberico said, “The

scholarship program is a

great opportunity for the

Township to support education

and recognize outstanding

young members

of this community. Investing

in our youth is an investment

in the future.”

To that he added it is a

joy for him and the Township

to be able to award

this scholarship because,

“every little bit is a big

help when it comes to

college expenses,” and it

is great to see when the

scholars maintain a connection

to the Township

and touch back through

the years.

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the lockport legend | July 11, 2019 | 7

Fireworks,

family and

the Fourth

of July

Lockport

community enjoyed

pre-Fourth of July

festivities at local

park

The fireworks display at Dellwood Park in Lockport

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spectacle. Photos by Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media

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School News

Lockport Township High

School

Seniors recognized on high

honor roll

Members of the LTHS

Class of 2019 who were

named to the high honor

roll included:

Ameera Abu-Khalil,

Lena AbuSafieh, Summer

Ali, Samantha Danielle

Alontaga, Daniel

Arechiga, Katelyn Atac,

Muhammad Atiq, Gabrielle

Bach, Andrew Bean,

Daniel Blaszkiewicz, David

Blickhahn, Klaudia

Bogacz, Alexa Boland,

Marissa Bollnow, Jack

Bradley,Matthew Brock,

Morgan Bruecks, Quinn

Buckley, Jazmin Cazares,

Xiang Cen, Kevin Chen,

William Cichowski,

Christina Conne, Abigail

Connelly, Julissa Connelly,

Colin Connor, Monika

Deksnys, Caleb Derrig,

Therese Diamond, James

DiCaro, Gerald Doherty,

Desolina Dominguez,

Abaigeal Dunn, Michael

Dziadkowiec, Amanda

Eberly, Eric Engberg,

Sophia Errico, Briana Esposito,

Kristin Fesmire,

Kaylee Follett, Julia

Foster, Tyler Fouts, Alexa

Fricilone, Elise Fricilone,

Giancarlo Garnica, Brian

Gibbons, Maggie Goetz,

Julianna Gonzalez, Jacob

Grau, Aaron Grcevic,

Madison Grcevic, Payton

Grcevic, Nytrea Green,

Abigail Groszek, Rebeca

Haas, Brandon Hajnos,

Simon Harmata, Matthew

Hatzopoulos, Leah

Hearne, Alexandra Hennessey,

Cassidy Hillock,

Raymond Holland, Jenna

Jarsombeck, Caitlin Jarzynka,

Jacob Karli, Vincent

Kast, Eric Keta, Erin

Kleffman, Megan Klein,

Euvangalos Klementzos,

Mikolaj Kowalczyk, Mason

Kuhn, Olivia Kuncis,

Alexis Langford, Jillian

Lesniak, Margarita Liunaite,

Jakob London,

Sebastian Lowisz, Kiera

Mackin, Jacqueline Maka,

Tayla Malacina, Kevin

Maltese, Alyssa Mane,

Lee Maru, Joseph McHatton,

Taylor McNally,

Kathleen

Michalak, Logan Molitor,

Jacob Nash, Alyssa

Nava, Mateusz Obrochta,

Jack OConnor, Leah

ODekirk, Emma Odle,

Chibueze Onyenemezu,

Emily Padilla, Arianna

Pannarale, Makena Paramo,

Meagan Paramo,

Aubree Peters, Matthew

Petraski, Alyssa Pichardo,

Christopher Pollard,

Amanda Pollock, Jack

Potempa, Maria Provenzano,

Alexis Quemeneur,

Ahmad Rahman, Ashley

Ramos Chavez, Samantha

Raspopovich, Christian

Reczek, Thomas Rutter,

Blake Sartin, Emily

Seigler, Emily Servin,

Amira Shehadeh, Jaime

Shields, Samantha Spratt,

Megan Staley, Erin Stevenson,

John Stoch, Sara

Svetich, Sydney Tedesco,

Eleanor Tessitore, Joseph

Tracy, Karolina Ulinskas,

Adriana Watson, Grace

Watson, Salem Weingart,

John Weis, Michael West,

Lauren Williams, Joshua

Wolf, Thomas Wolf, Shelby

Woody, Ahmed Zidan,

Diana Zimmerman, Ashley

Zuhn

Seniors recognized on

honor roll

Members of the class of

2019 who were named to

the honor roll included:

Olivia Adams, Hussein

Alsalahi, Samien Alvarez,

Katelyn Bacys, Ryan

Barth, Lillia Bartuch,

Leigh Beland, Joanna

Kate Belicena, Joshua

Bentley, Luke Bentley,

Anthony Bertucci, Montiana

Bew, Nicolette

Bodenhagen, Hannah

Bogdan, Kayla Bonfiglio,

Micah Bourke, Shannon

Brennan, Abbey Burke,

Jacob Cala, Nicholas Calderaro,

Alexandra Carberry,

Benjamin

Chimino, Angel Contreras,

Caitlin Corcoran,

Emily Cripe, Andriana

Culafic, Annette Czaja,

Malik Daghash, Emily

Delgado, Omar Diaz,

Jonathan Diaz de Leon,

Alexander Drogemuller,

Ethan Drong, Mackenzie

Everett, Morgan Fahey,

Joanna Findura, Dylan

Gadomski, John Gallet,

Quinn Gardner, Eric

Gasienica, Justin Gasper,

Sean Greaney, Karli

Grooms, Shane Haas,

Thomas Halatek, Megan

Hanes, Madison Hanna,

Maeve Hayes, Isaiah Herrera,

Angeleen Hill, Mary

Hodgson, Mallory Hollatz,

Jason Holtz, Jillian

Hook, Matthew Houlihan,

Jonathan Howell, Ariana

Huerta, Yasmen Hussien,

Amal Jaber, Jenna Jaber,

Batool Jafferi, Michael

Jeszke, Frank Jilek, Lauren

Johnson, Matthew

Johnson, Payton Johnson,

Crista Johnston, Kendra

Jones, Thomas Kabat,

Michalina Kania, Shane

Kelly, Jaylen King, Erika

Klejka, Jacob Konkowski,

Izabela Krawczyk, Matthew

Kronsbein,

Kathleen Kwiatkowski,

Patricia Lee, Zachary Legner,

Maximus Lewis, Robert

Litwicki, Ronia Loving,

Brett MacHart, Matthew

Mahalik, Meaghan Marcin,

Gwyneth Marshall,

Ryan Marshall, Reese

Martin, Beatriz Martinez,

Jacob Martinez, Jacqueline

Mathius, Alex Matteucci,

Michaela Maura,

MaKenna Maurisak, Olivia

Mccullum, Jose Mendoza,

Miguel Miranda,

Jackson Mladic, Alexandria

Mleczko, Vanessa

Montiel, Julianna Morales,

Jack Moran, Daniel

Mucha, Nolan Murphy,

Kaya Nasinska, Thomas

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school

From Page 8

Neuhardt, Eve Obradovic,

Hannah Osborn, Caitlin

Osei, Gabrielle Pacetti,

Hannah Pacheco, Sabrina

Pacione, Vincent Palade,

Hannah Park, Madison

Passolano, Amya Patterson,

Charles Patula, Hailey

Perino, Kearney Pluth,

Carter Posega, Tori Poska,

Sarah Pritchard, Cecily

Pryor, Raymond Pustelnik,

Emma Rarick, Elizabeth

Reczek, Maxwell Renfro,

Haley Roberts, Declan

Ruane, Jacqueline Ryan,

Emily Schalk, Kaylee

Schehr, Cailey Schlink,

Claudia Scialabba, Mirial

Scoggins, Christian Self,

Russell Simmons, Jelena

Simon, Ieva Skeberdis,

Andrew Smigielski, Jake

Spizzirri, Maisie Steele,

Brandon Stornello, Jaylyn

Strayer, Adrian Szczurek,

Annalise Tardecilla, Amber

Timmons, Andrew

Veltman, Jaycee Vrba,

Libby Walton, Christopher

Walus, Gregory Warner,

Alexander Watzke, Dana

Westberg, Jacob Whyte,

Stephanie Wilk, Katherine

Wojcikiewicz, Collin

Woulfe.

police

From Page 4

parked in a driveway, in

the 900 block of Glenmore

Street.

• A wallet reportedly was

stolen from a vehicle

parked in a driveway in

the 800 block of Glenmore

Street.

• A vehicle was reportedly

entered while parked

without permission in the

1200 block of Keywest

Drive. Nothing was reported

to have been taken

from the vehicle at that

time.

June 24

• Amy Quiroz, 20, of Joliet,

was charged with

speeding and driving

while license suspended.

An officer observed vehicle

traveling northbound

on State Street at a high

rate of speed, prompting

a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The subject was released

on bond, pending a

Will County Court date.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Lockport

Legend’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

Will County Sheriff’s Office or

Lockport Police Department’s

website or releases issued

by the department and other

agencies. Individuals named

in these reports are considered

innocent of all charges

until proven guilty in a court

of law.

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must have when studying?

One essential I must

have when studying is a

quiet environment because

it helps me focus.

What do you like to do

when not in school or

studying?

When I am not in school

or studying, I like to spend

time with my family. I also

enjoy watching YouTube

in my free time.

What is your dream job?

My dream is a holistic

veterinarian because I love

being around and helping

animals.

What are some of your

most played songs in your

iPod?

I don’t have an iPod, but

songs I like to listen to are

“I’m so tired” by Lauv and

Troye Sivon and “Sunflower”

by Post Molone.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

One thing people may

not know about me is that

I have been playing the piano

since I was four years

old.

Whom do you look up to

and why?

I look up to my parents

because they are very

hardworking and have always

been there for me.

What do you keep under

you bed and why?

Underneath my bed, I

keep a box full of art supplies

because it is an easy

way to store it.

Who is your favorite

teacher and why?

I personally do not have

a favorite teacher because I

have enjoyed being taught

by all of them .

What’s your favorite class

and why?

My favorite class is gym

class because I get to be

with my friends and I always

have fun playing the

games that day.

What’s one thing that

stands out about your

school?

One thing that stands out

about Kelvin Grove is the

amount of clubs and sports

that we have.

What extracurricular(s) do

you wish your school had?

One extracurricular that

I wash our school had is a

badminton team.

photo submited

What’s your morning

routine?

My morning routine includes

eating breakfast,

packing my lunch, brushing

my teeth, fixing my

hair, getting dressed, feeding

my rabbit, and checking

my backpack to make

sure I didn’t forget anything.

If you could change one

thing about school what

would it be?

If I could change one

thing about Kelvin Grove,

I would add a study hall

period.

What’s your favorite thing

to eat in the cafeteria?

I don’t have a favorite

food to eat in the cafeteria

because I always bring my

own lunch.

What’s your best memory

from school?

My best memory from

school was when our basketball

team went down to

state.

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Announcement

New grandparents

Lockport residents

Stanley and Maria

Szewczyk and

Charlie and Bev

Prodehl became

grandparents on

June 26, 2019, to

a baby boy named

Stan (“Stasiu”)

Szewczyk. Stan’s

interests include

drinking milk

and napping.

The families

congratulate

proud parents

Robert and Stacy

Szewczyk and big

sister Sonia, who’s

4 years old!

Make a FREE announcement in The Lockport Legend. We

will publish birth, birthday, military, engagement, wedding

and anniversary announcements free of charge. Announcements

are due the Thursday before publication. To make an

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Our Mexican Red

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our family for a

year, and we just

love her so darn

much. She is very well behaved, except she gets

cranky when she molts. She has not bit anyone...

yet. We are very proud of her. Wednesday’s best

friend is Mr. Tiger, they hunt crickets together. We

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FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Uproar over use of

Confederate group for

Fourth of July event

The Southwest Suburban

Activists group issued

on its Facebook page July

2 a call for the Village of

Mokena to “not glorify the

Confederacy” by allowing

the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

to participate in firing of

cannons during Mokena’s

Fourth of July events.

Emily Biegel, the

group’s director, said the

use of the 2nd Kentucky

Cavalry was “inappropriate

and insensitive” to

members of the community.

She went on to lament

a lack of response in other

recent racial incidents —

including two separate

rounds of swastika vandalisms

and an incident in

which three Lincoln-Way

Central students were publicly

spotted wearing what

appeared to some to be

blackface — from the Village’s

leadership.

“[Village officials] are

going to have to open their

mouths,” Biegel said about

the lack of public condemnation

of such acts.

Mokena Mayor Frank

Fleischer defended the use

of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

by reiterating previous

responses that “Everyone

has a right to their beliefs.”

Fleischer said there was

“no way in heck” that he

supported slavery, but

he supports keeping our

nation’s history alive —

“the good and the bad”

— through monuments,

documents and other public

displays, lest the public

“lose its reference point”

for such events.

The 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

group on its website

declares: “We chose to be

Confederates because they

fought hard for what they

believed in — protecting

their homes, states’ rights,

equal treatment in commerce,

elimination of illegal

tariffs, and preservation

of the agricultural way

of life.”

Reporting by T.J. Kremer

III, Editor. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Police stress road safety

after teen was hit by

vehicle

The Frankfort Police

Department is urging Old

Plank Road Trail users

to remember to yield the

right-of-way to traffic following

a June 30 accident

involving a teenager on a

bicycle who collided with

a vehicle.

Frankfort Deputy Police

Chief Kevin Keegan told

The Frankfort Station the

incident took place at approximately

12:45 p.m.,

when a 14-year-old cyclist

traveling eastbound on the

trail rode into the path of

a vehicle traveling southbound

on Elsner Road.

“The juvenile bike rider

never stopped at the stop

sign and rode directly

in front of the vehicle,”

Keegan said.

The teen suffered head

and soft tissue injuries in

the collision, and was taken

to Silver Cross Hospital

for treatment.

Keegan said the incident

has been turned over

to an accident reconstruction

team, and the police

department is waiting for

the investigation to be

completed. At this time, no

charges or citations have

been issued.

During the July 1 Frankfort

Village Board meeting,

Frankfort Police Chief

John Burica stressed that

it was important for trail

users to slow down when

crossing the street, and

that drivers had a responsibility

to yield.

“The vehicles have the

right-of-way, and people

should not enter the crosswalk

until it’s safe to do

so,” he said.

Reporting by Nuria Mathog,

Editor. For more, visit Frank

fortStation.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

TPPD’s Shervino named

Illinois’ top DARE

instructor

Tinley Park Police Officer

Bob Shervino has

always had two passions:

police work and teaching.

He has combined the

interests to great impact

as a longtime DARE program

instructor. So much

so that in June he was

selected from more than

100 candidates as the Illinois

DARE Officer of the

Year.

“I was totally surprised,”

said Shervino, a member

of the Tinley department

since 2000 and DARE

instructor since 2002. “I

didn’t even know I’d been

nominated.”

Shervino — who grew

up admiring an uncle

who was a sergeant in the

Tinley department, and

became an Orland Hills

cadet in 1995 — had his

name raised by his colleagues

and a number

of local teachers whose

classrooms he has graced

over the years. He was

formally presented with

the award at the annual

DARE and Juvenile Officers

Conference in

Peoria.

“It was a great day,” he

said.

For Shervino, being an

impactful instructor has

come down to a personable

approach and interest

in making a difference

in the lives of the more

than 5,500 children he has

taught.

“Patrol work is more

reactive, and DARE is

more proactive,” Shervino

said. “I really do

enjoy that. The kids are

really smart, and they’re

pretty truthful and honest.

I teach them, but they also

teach me.”

Tinley Park’s DARE

program reaches nearly

1,000 students in a calendar

year, Shervino said.

“I think it’s made me a

better person, and I hope

it’s made me a better parent,”

he said.

Reporting by Will O’Brien,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit TinleyJunction.

com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

HERO offering support

to families dealing with

addiction

The Heroin Epidemic

Relief Organization began

10 years ago with two fathers

who wanted to plan a

march and rally for heroin

addiction awareness after

they both lost sons to heroin

overdoses.

The organization better

known as HERO originally

was put together by

John Roberts and Brian

Kirk. The march, held in

Homer Glen, brought in

700 people, and Roberts

said one had to be there to

understand how amazing it

was.

After the Roberts and

the Kirks met a few times

to help each other through

their grieving, they knew

that more needed to be

done. HERO is now offering

support to families

with members struggling

with addiction as well as

grief support for families

who have lost someone

because of addiction.

Family support meetings

— which allow both

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TEENS

From Page 4

additional volunteer hours

for different clubs.

Often, the teens who

help out at the library will

be given tasks to do that

are important for the preparation

process for some

of the programs and events

hosted there.

“Tonight we are doing a

lot of stuff for Comicopolis

which is our big, endof-July

event coming up,”

Iven said.

The library will host

Lockport’s fifth annual

comic and fandom con on

July 27. There will be over

50 artists, writers, and specialty

vendors selling one

of a kind merchandise at

Comicopolis.

Kohn and Iven explained

they need help with planning

for such an event.

Besides assisting with

pre-event details, projects

at volunteer nights have

also included creating cards

for senior communities and

lending a hand with general

to-do lists at the library like

organizing books and locating

missing titles.

“It’s like a fun scavenger

hunt they enjoy,” Kohn said.

Iven described the volunteer

nights as being a

fun space where everyone

gets along and commits

time to lending a helping

hand.

Overall, the two appreciate

the help they receive

from the volunteers every

month as organizing the

events with the library is

time intensive and the handful

of hours of help make a

difference. The next tween

and teen volunteer night

will be at 5 p.m. on Aug. 7

in the children’s program

room at the library.


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From the Editor

What does summer mean to you?

Alex Ivanisevic

Editor

If you ever have to

drive over the Mississippi

River, I suggest

you try to do so around

sunset. The scenery is

unexpectedly pleasant

and you might forget you

are actually in the center

of the Midwest as you go

across the expansive and

historic body of water.

This is something I do

quite often on weekends

during the summer as I

visit some family and

friends I have who live in

Iowa whom I met while

going to school there. This

is what summer means to

me; Summer is an opportune

time to be with your

most favorite people and

to visit and catch up with

those you have not seen in

a while.

Summer means something

different to different

people. If you are like the

hundreds of people who

gathered at Dellwood Park

on July 3, then summer is

a time for grilling up your

favorite foods and watching

your kids race across

the baseball fields while

waiting for Lockport’s

fireworks display for the

Fourth of July celebration.

Page 7 will give you a

glimpse of that fun-filled

day.

If, however, you are the

Lockport Police Department,

then summer brings

about the not-so-fun task

of dealing with a seemingly

increased number

of break-ins. The police

department would like to

give a reminder to all to

be sure to keep track of

their personal belongings

and to always lock their

doors. More information

is available in the Police

Reports on Page 4.

But summer also is a

time for some to fine tune

skills and continue to

work on things they have

done all year. If you are

Lockport Township High

School’s engineering and

design team, hard work

put in all year paid off

during recent victories at

a national competition,

which you can read about

on Page 5.

Whatever summer is

to you, I hope you make

the most of its fleeting

months and take in all

the fun times you can get

doing what you love with

your favorite people, like

spending time in nature,

visiting art museums

(Page 18) or participating

in your favorite activities.

Whatever you do, stay

safe and have fun this

summer.

“The new Illinois law goes into effect today: Illinois

drivers caught using or holding an electronic

device while behind the wheel will be issued a

moving violation ticket under a new state law.

If you rack up three offenses in one year, your

license will be suspended.”

City of Lockport, Lockport IL, from July 1.

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“Dr. Greenan congratulations on starting your

new job as Lockport Township High School East

Principal. This truly is a great day to be a Porter!!

@DrJohnGreenan”

LTHS Lockport CWC, @CwcPorters from Tuesday,

July 2.

Follow The Lockport Legend: @LockportLegend

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From Page 12

the addict and families to

meet at the same place,

same time, but in different

rooms — are held from

7-8:30 p.m. on the second

and fourth Tuesday of each

month at the Lincolnway

Christian Church, 690 E.

Illinois Highway in New

Lenox.

The Lincolnway Christian

Church donated

$10,000 years ago to

HERO.

Grief support meetings

are held from 7-8:30

p.m. on the first and third

Tuesday of each month at

Calvary Church, 16100 S.

104th Ave. in Orland Park.

The meetings are always

free and open to anyone.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more visit New

LenoxPatriot.com

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Delivery driver allegedly

tried to kidnap female in

Orland Park

A delivery driver was

arrested July 2 after he allegedly

tried to kidnap a

female two days prior in

Orland Park.

Sofiane Mansouri, 34, of

1237 W. 31st Place, Apt. 1,

in Chicago, was charged

with attempted kidnapping,

a Class 3 felony, according

to a press release

issued July 3 by the Orland

Park Police Department.

Mansouri reportedly

pulled up to the female

— Sgt. Wayne Lee declined

to provide a specific

age but said she is

an adult — in the early

morning hours of June 30

while driving a white box

truck in the 11400 block of

143rd Street. The female

was walking eastbound,

and Mansouri asked if she

was OK, police said. The

female said she was fine

and not in need of help, according

to the release.

Mansouri then drove

past her and parked the

truck on the side of the

road, got out of the truck

and approached her, again

offering help, police said.

When the female insisted

she did not need

help, Mansouri allegedly

grabbed her and carried

her back to the truck.

The female was able to

stop Mansouri from opening

the truck door and

eventually broke free of

his grip, police said. She

contacted police, who

were later able to identify

the truck and driver.

Mansouri was arrested

July 2 without incident after

he came to the police

station, according to Lee.

Reporting by Bill Jones, Editor.

For more, visit OPPrai

rie.com.

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Pigs fly

Irish Pig BBQ’s variety soars under

new ownership, Page 21

Day camp a summer tradition for local Girl Scouts, Page 17

Girl Scouts (left to right) Kayla Demoor and Hailey Smith, both of Lockport, along with Christina Harris, of Homer Glen, cook over a fire using pie irons, box ovens,

one-pot cooking and charcoal at the 2019 Service Unit 749 Lockport/Homer Glen Under the Sea Day Camp at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen. Photos by Thomas

Czaja/22nd Century Media INSET: This year’s camp patch was designed by Lockport resident Violet Barder.


16 | July 11, 2019 | the lockport legend faith

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Local church

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new pastor

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The First United Methodist

Church, of Lockport,

welcomed

its new pastor,

Rev. Ga-

Hyung Kim

on July 7.

Rev. Ga-

Hyung came

to the United

States at

the age of 18 from Korea.

She was ordained as

a Deacon in the Northern

Illinois Conference of the

United Methodist Church

in 1988 and as an Elder in

1993.

She has previously

served churches in Aurora,

Winthrop Harbor, Wauconda,

DeKalb, Naperville,

Oak Lawn, Sycamore and

Lake Bluff. Within the

Northern Illinois Conference,

she has been active

on the General Commission

on the Status and

Role of Women, the Board

of Ordained Ministry, and

the Methodist Federation

of Social Action.

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FAITH BRIEFS

Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church

(925 E. 9th St., Lockport)

Saturday Service

5 p.m.

Sundays Service

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

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

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”

Care for the Caregiver

Group Meetings:

Please call the church

office at 815-838-0708

for information and to

RSVP.

Vacation Bible School

9 a.m.-noon July 15-

19; $15 per child/$35 max

per family. Four years old

through 5th grade, Registration

forms online:

www.shepherdofthehill.

com or at church

Summer Service Schedule:

Ends on August 7,

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

service, includes a light

supper at 6:00pm

Sunday 9 a.m. and

10:35am all year long

The last Saturday service

will be on June 1, and

start up again on August

17

Legacy Vineyard Church

(315 E. 11th St., Lockport)

Sunday Services

10 a.m.

Mt. Ebal Missionary Baptist Church

(221 Cameron Ave.

Lockport)

Early Sunday Morning

Worship

8 a.m. There is communion

every first Sunday.

For more information, call

(815) 838-6727.

Sunday School

9:15 a.m.

Worship Service

11 a.m. There is communion

every first Sunday.

Mission Ministry

6 p.m. Mondays

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Narcotics Anonymous

6 p.m. Wednesdays

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

(1500 S. Briggs St.,

Lockport)

Divine Worship

9 a.m. Sundays with

Fellowship to follow at 10

a.m. For more information,

call (815) 838-1832.

First Congregational United Church of

Christ

(700 N. Ninth St.,

Lockport)

Worship

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Nursery Program

Available Sundays during

worship.

Greet and Meet over

Treats

10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Ladies Craft and Chat

Third Friday, June 21st.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Carry-out dinner at 6

p.m.

Mid-Week Reflection

Scripture and Prayers.

Second and Fourth

Wednesdays.

June, July, August.

6:30-7 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Saturdays, 6:30

p.m.

First United Methodist

Church of Lockport

(1000 S. Washington

St., Lockport)

Worship/Jr. Church

10:45 a.m. Worship Service/Jr.

Circle of Love

9 a.m. Wednesdays.

Circle of Love provides

diapers, feminine and

incontinence products

to clients who are qualified

to use the local FISH

Food Pantry. For more

information, call (815)

838-1017.

Joliet Seventh-Day Adventist Church

(21514 W. Division St.,

Lockport)

Saturday Services

9:30 a.m. Sabbath

school; 10:45 a.m. Worship

Hour.

Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Attendees can share

their praise reports and

prayer requests. The callin

number is (530) 881-

1200. When prompted

enter the access code:

761835 then the # key.

The prayer line is free,

and there is no additional

cost beyond regular phone

charges.

St. Dennis Church

(1214 S. Hamilton St.,

Lockport)

Angel Choir

All school and parish

students in grades 3

through 8 can participate.

Rehearsal is every

Thursday from 5-6 p.m. in

church. Angel Choir sings

two weekend mass times

per month.

Changes to In Memoriam

The Lockport Legend’s obituaries have moved.

You can now find our In Memoriam pieces at the

back end of the Life & Arts section. In addition,

obituaries are now handled by the company’s

classifieds department. If you would like to

place an obituary, reach out to Jeff Schouten at

j.schouten@22ndcenturymedia.com or (708) 326-

9170 ext. 51.

Kids Chime Choir

All school and parish

students in grades 3

through 8 can participate.

Rehearsal is every

Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in

church music room.

Daily Mass Times

8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday

8:15 a.m. Wednesday

8 a.m. Friday with communion

service

Saturday Mass

4:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass

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

11:15 a.m. All are welcome.

Healing Prayer

Following the Saturday

mass and 9:30 a.m. and

11:15 a.m. Sunday mass.

All are welcome. Contact

Parish Secretary at secre

tary@saint-dennis.

org or call (815)

838-2592 for more

information.

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

Sunday Services

9:30 a.m. Morning Bible

study classes for all ages;

10:45 a.m.-noon Morning

Worship Service.

Angel Food House Food

Pantry

12:15-1 p.m. Sundays

and 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Open to the public. First

time users please bring

two forms of identification.

For more information,

call Kathy at (872)

216-9212.

Wednesday Night Bible

Study

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Coloring Club

5:30–7:00 p.m. Friday

Nights.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

(18101 W. Oak Ave.,

Lockport)

Sunday Services

8:30 a.m. Sunday

school; 10 a.m. Morning

worship, Nursery ministry

(ages infant to 4) and

Youth church (ages 5-12);

12 p.m. Adult Bible Study.

For more information,

contact (815) 774-1016.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Abhinanda Datta at

a.datta22ndcenturymedia.

com or call (708) 326-9170

ext. 15. Information is due

by noon Thursday one week

prior to publication.


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the lockport legend | July 11, 2019 | 17

Girl Scout event full of learning, amusements at Messenger Woods

Almost 300

campers attend

this year’s Under

the Sea Day Camp

Thomas Czaja

Contributing Editor

It is a place and gathering

that can best be described

as one of constant energy

and movement, with units

simultaneously working on

skills, sharing laughs and

bonding under the summer

sun.

The latest annual Girl

Scout day camp took place

from June 24 through June

27 at Messenger Woods in

Homer Glen, with those

campers entering fourth

grade and up also having

the option to camp out

overnight the final evening

of the weeklong event.

The Girl Scout Service

Unit 749 of Lockport/Homer

Glen Under the Sea Day

Camp in 2019 had approximately

290 Girl Scouts and

45 registered adults helping

run the event, according to

Missy Chandarana, a program

director from Lockport.

“Our camp is broken up

into units by age levels that

are supported by a minimum

of two adults,” Chandarana

said. “While in the

units, they work on basic

camping skills like starting

fires, running a wash line,

working on outdoor badge

skills.

“We try to teach them to

be independent in everything

they do.”

The summer camp is a

chance to become reacquainted

with and further

appreciate nature. The

campers involved — which

can range in age from kindergarten

through 12th

grade, with those going

Homer Glen resident Anna Crabbe (left) and Jania Kennedy show off the bird feeder

craft made out of an orange and twine at the 2019 Service Unit 749 Lockport/Homer

Glen Under the Sea Day Camp at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen.

Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

into eighth grade and up

able to have the chance to

help lead the younger attendees

as aides — tend to

really enjoy that aspect.

“These girls love being

out there,” Chandarana

said. “They go on hikes,

get muddy, get dirty and

go home exhausted. They

have survived 95-degree

days, survived rain. We

have many safety things in

place and weather watches

to keep everyone safe while

at the woods to provide a

wonderful event.”

On the final evening of

camp on Thursday, the Girl

Scouts enjoy a dinner made

possible through donations

from area businesses. That

day is also filled with a variety

of stations the campers

can rotate through and

enjoy, as well as a squeegee

hunt activity.

Each day brings its own

fun, with the Wednesday

of the event featuring an

all-camp water gun fight.

Camp likewise has an

opening and closing flag

ceremony honoring the

American flag and featuring

the Girl Scout flag, and

each camper walks around

the site with a buddy.

Chandarana had her

four girls out at this year’s

camp, including Maya,

who helped lead.

“My girls are going into

third grade, so they are

learning all about nature

and going out on hikes and

made bird feeders out of

orange peels,” Maya said

of her unit. “I’ve been coming

here since I was 3 or 4.”

Maya added one of her

favorite parts of camp was

the fact she was once one

of the little ones looking up

to the big girls, and that she

is now one of the older ones

inspiring the youngsters.

The camp is a tradition

that has been going on

for over 30 years for girls

mostly from the Homer

Glen and Lockport area.

The theme for the camp is

constantly remembered,

whether it is one of the

Thursday stations having

sea snacks of blue Jell-O,

red Swedish fish and Goldfish

crackers or a water relay

race filling up buckets

with H20 while wearing

scuba flippers and masks.

Kiley Fiffles, a camper

from Homer Glen, summed

up why she loves camp.

“I like the food and all

the nice ladies that run it,”

she said.

There is even an area

within the Girl Scout camp

dubbed boys’ island for

those moms who volunteer

and have boys they need to

bring with. The boys congregate

and stay busy with

food and activities, even

coming up with chants and

occasionally using water

guns on girls who may

come by.

It all adds up to a memorable

week, one that brings

many of the campers back

year after year. Campers

bring their own mess kit,

and everyone gets a hat,

bandana, camp shirt and is

told to stay hydrated with

plenty of water bottles.

Each unit is given a different

name — an example

this year being Silly

Squids, again tying into the

theme — and campers also

come up with their own fun

nicknames.

Tammy Shea, a Homer

Glen resident helping out

Abraham St Peter, of Homer Glen, plays with

homemade slime at the camp. The Girl Scouts

allow parents with children ages 3 to 5 and boys an

opportunity to volunteer by providing a Pixie Unit and

Boy Unit.

Girl Scouts have a number of fun and unique

traditions, including SWAPS, which stands for Special

Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere

or Shared With A Pal. SWAPS are small tokens of

friendship the girls exchange with other Girl Scouts

they meet along the way.

as a headquarters floater

at camp from the main pavilion

of operation there,

said her daughter, Kailey,

is going into her senior

year at Lockport Township

High School, and that

they have been attending

camp since she was in

kindergarten.

Seeing her child work

her way up from the firstgrade

unit and develop lifelong

friendships along the

way has been an irreplaceable

experience.

“She just loves it,” Tammy

said. “… It’s just fun

meeting all the different

kids, eating the camp food.

Just the atmosphere and the

kids being so excited is the

best part.”

Kailey said sleeping over

on the final night of camp

in tents, spending time with

friends, having a dance

party under the pavilion

and going on the aforementioned

squeegee hunt were

all some of her favorite

memories from there.

Service Unit 749 hopes

to keep the camp flourishing

and is always happy to

welcome new campers and

members to its ranks.

Those interested in learning

more can email gssu

749organizer@gmail.com.


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Illinois State Museum-Lockport presents art exhibit that rocks

Alex Ivanisevic, Editor

The Illinois State Museum-Lockport

debuted an

exhibit that merged two

seemingly unrelated topics

into one gallery that rocks.

The “Rocked and

Rolled” exhibit in the

Lockport Gallery located

at 201 West 10th St., Lockport,

features masterpieces

by over a dozen artists,

photography by several

more and geological artifacts.

The museum exhibit

aspires to bring together

the worlds of rock and

roll music over the past 50

years and natural rocks,

minerals, fossils and meteorites

from the Geology

Collection at the Illinois

State Museum .

“Rocked and Rolled”

opened on May 1 and will

be displayed at the gallery

until Oct. 6, after which

point it will go elsewhere

and a new exhibit will take

its place.

“Our mission at the museum

is bringing together

art, history, culture and

science around Illinois.

What we have in our geology

collection at the Illinois

State Museum are

some amazing stuff that

never gets seen,” Museum

Director and Curator John

Lustig said while pointing

out a presentation

of “Moon Rocks” that

President Richard Nixon

presented to Illinois when

man landed on the moon.

Each state received a

piece of moon rock and

Lockport is lucky enough

to be the home of Illinois’

share.

Wall-to-wall, the gallery

has brought to life rockstars

from generations past

in a way today’s generation

could appreciate and

incorporates timeless artifacts.

There is even a large

geode rock in the gallery

The cassette tape sculptures “Joey, Blondie and

Jimmy” by Erika Iris are on display in the Illinois State

Museum. photos by alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media

where visitors are able to

leave notes with their favorite

songs written on

them.

“People ask me all the

time how I come up with

these ideas [for the gallery

exhibits] and I tell them

what happens is I am listening

and watching what

is going on in the community

and there is this love

of music out here,” Lustig

said, and added how observing

the appreciation

for music of all genres and

how it has changed over

time inspired him to want

to represent that in the gallery.

“What I have seen is

that in art today there are

younger artists being inspired

by that same music

and that to me was the

hook,” he said.

The exhibit, which he

said features many artists

with a connection to

Illinois, took Lustig approximately

two years to

complete and prepare for

public viewing.

“To see the music match

with the rocks, it was as

natural as it gets,” he said.

“What’s been great is, people

come and I want the

visitor to simply be with

the art on display and the

rocks and bring their own

interpretation.”

Right: SPIN-IT record

installation organized

by Robin Monique-Rios

features over 50 handpainted

records in the

“Rocked and Rolled”

exhibit and offers an

interactive opportunity for

gallery visitors

Museum curator John Lustig (center) gives a tour of the “Rocked and Rolled” exhibit

to a group of Cadence Academy Preschoolers.


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The Dish

Irish Pig BBQ’s new owner blends tradition with variety

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Irish Pig BBQ

280 E. Lincoln Highway

in New Lenox

Hours

• 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday-Saturday

• Noon-6 p.m. Sunday

• Closed Mondays

For more information…

Phone: (815) 485-

1744

Web: irishpigbbq.com

When Scott Tabor took

over ownership in February

of New Lenox’s Irish

Pig BBQ, he brought a lot

of experience with him,

albeit from a different profession.

Tabor spent the

last 30 years as a mechanic

and had his own shop in

Lockport.

But his love for all

things barbecue has been

a big part of his life, and

Tabor has been “experimenting”

with barbecue,

He even did some catering

when he was in California,

where he lived for roughly

25 years.

After having neck surgery,

he decided he would

rather work full-time on

ribs, chicken and pork than

go back to working on

cars, trucks and vans.

Everything came together

when Tabor was getting

ready to celebrate a birthday

and told his girlfriend

at the time that he “wanted

something different” for

his meal.

“She saw this place

with the barbecue, and

she knew I loved barbecue,

and she saw the sign

‘For Sale,’ and she let me

know,” Tabor said. “Me

and [former owner Kathy

Connolly] strike up a deal,

and here I am.”

Tabor has kept many of

the same menu items —

such as BBQ ribs ($13.95

for a half slab, $22.50 for

a full slab, each with two

sides), pulled pork ($8 for

a small sandwich, $9 for

the large, each with a small

side or fries) and brisket

($11 for the small sandwich,

$12 for the large,

also with a small side or

fries) — and has started to

add his own touch of flavor

to the restaurant’s offerings.

“I added a whole Carribean

menu, actually,” Tabor

said. “I have a Jamaican

gourmet chef [Newton

Hood], kind of a silent

partner. He prepares all the

food and shows me what

to do.”

That Caribbean menu includes

jerk chicken ($10),

curried goat ($11.95),

oxtail ($9.99) and brown

stew catfish ($11.95).

Of course, Irish Pig

BBQ would not be the

same without its popular

corned beef.

“The platinum dish when

I bought the place was the

corned beef,” Tabor said.

“[Irish Pig BBQ] is known

to have the best corned beef

around. So, I didn’t touch

that, didn’t change it. You

can’t change perfection.”

Connolly left the secret

recipe with Tabor when

she sold the restaurant to

him, and Tabor said he intends

to keep the dish on

the menu.

“We’re keeping a little

bit of the old, because a lot

of regulars they love that

corned beef, and it is good

corned beef,” Tabor said.

But Tabor has started

his own tradition at Irish

Pig BBQ, too, in Southern

Irish Pig BBQ’s half slab of ribs with two sides ($13.95) is one of the staple dishes new owner Scott Tabor has kept

on the menu and put his stamp on after taking over the New Lenox spot. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

Sundays.

“That’s where my Mississippi

comes in,” Tabor

said. While he was born in

Joliet and lives there now,

his family is from Mississippi.

“It’s some comfort

food, some down-home

country food,” he said of

the special Sunday menu,

which he plans on rotating

throughout the summer.

It recently featured

smothered chicken, smothered

pork chops, fried catfish

and rib tips (an entree

costs $11.95 and comes

with two sides).

So what else does Tabor

have planned for Irish Pig

BBQ?

“Still experimenting

with the menu,” he said.

“I love experimenting with

food, in general — trying

to change things up to generate

interest.”

Scott Tabor, the new owner of Irish Pig BBQ, keeps many of the restaurant’s wellknown

attributes in tact — such as the decor and popular menu items — and has

started to add his own touch with a Carribean menu and Southern Sundays.


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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. Subsequently

6. Homer Glen

soccer team

11. Bygone love

interest

14. Sneak ___

15. Financial statistics

term

17. OPEC land

18. Santa ___

winds

19. Backup cause

21. Guru

23. Spiritual center

in the Middle East

26. “Take ___ a

sign”

30. Furtiveness

33. Lack

35. “Enough of

that!”

36. Not very likely

37. It’s cut and

dried

39. Tune player

40. Victor

41. “Good shot!”

43. It’s behind the

Homer Glen Village

Hall

46. City SSW of

Moscow

47. Biblical verb

48. It resounds

52. 1990s singer

Tori

54. LL Cool J’s

genre

55. Snapshot

58. Western that

starred Kurt Russell

64. Prohibition

65. Like Socrates

66. Like much

testimony

67. Falsifiers

Down

1. Patriots’ grp.

2. Lake Okeechobee’s

state, abbr.

3. Spigot

4. Longtime record label

5. Out of service now,

abbr.

6. Glowing circle

7. Confidence trick

8. Filigree

9. Essential

10. Cousin of reggae

11. Fire or Peruvian

12. Russian river

13. Apothecary’s weight

16. IRA part, abbr.

20. 6th note of the musical

scale

22. One who incorporates

23. Board game tokens

24. Apiece

25. Laundered

27. Half a joint

28. “All kidding ___...”

29. Mach 1 breaker

31. Bait

32. More aloof

33. Peter of the duo Peter

and Gordon

34. Horn blast

38. Barks

40. Comedian Margaret

42. Construction site

sight, abbr.

44. Play title word

45. Heart of the matter

49. Gator’s cousin

50. Tennis’s Mandlikova

51. Vectra maker

53. Earth circler

55. N, E, S and W

56. “Left turn, horse!”

57. Abbr. after a seller’s

suggested price

59. Body soother

60. Diagnostic proc.

61. Scarf

62. Elder

63. Frank McCourt’s

memoir

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-

7339)

■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month:

Laugh Riot. Cost is

$25 and includes

dinner, two beers

and a comedy show.

For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.

com.

Hailstorm Brewing

(8060 186th St.,

Tinley Park); (708) 480-

2268)

■Thursdays: ■ Open mic

night

Intimo Lounge

(7068 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 444-4470)

■Wednesdays: ■

Live

music featuring Justin

Griffen

Old Tinley Pub & Eatery

(17020 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 532-

4409)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Trivia Night

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Movie Night

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Karaoke

LOCKPORT

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

To place an event in The

Scene, email a.datta@22nd

centurymedia.com.

answers

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


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Introducing the Dunree II: Crana Homes’ Newest Luxury Townhome Design at Brookside Meadows

Crana Homes, the acclaimed developer

of hundreds of homes in the southwest

suburbs has introduced another awardwinning

luxury townhome design, the

Dunree II, available now at Brookside

Meadows in Tinley Park. The Dunree II

joins the award-winning Lennan II and

Fahan II in a secluded area of trees, lakes

and open spaces. Prices range from the

upper-$200s – including site – and with

only a limited number of sites

available buyers should act quickly.

For45 yearsCrana Homes commitment

to complete customer satisfaction

has been summed up as “Pride of

Workmanship - Pride of Ownership.”

This commitment to quality and

satisfaction makes Brookside Meadows

the ‘best of the best’. The proof is in the

homes which are attractive, comfortable,

well-built and energy-efficient. But, the

entire community will soon be

sold out so now is the time to make a

commitment and select a home from

one of the award-winning floorplans of

the Dunree II, the Fahan II and the

Lennan II.

The new Dunree II is a generous three

bedroom design with 3,194 square feet

of total living space, including a large

1,226 sq.' basement. The master suite is

on the first floor which features a walk-in

shower and seat. The home has elegant

nine foot tall first floor ceilings, two and

a half baths, upgraded custom maple

kitchen cabinets, granite countertops,

upgraded light fixtures, and hardwood

oak floors in the foyer, powder room,

kitchen and living room. The Dunree

II also includes deluxe landscaping

and a two and a half car dry-walled

garage with a cement driveway. Enjoy

entertaining guests with a full walk out

basement and a 12' x 12' deck.

The Fahan II has a grand two-story

entrance foyer that leads to a split level

floor plan with three bedrooms (fourth

bedroom optional) and two and a half

baths. It is a beautiful 3,303 total square

foot luxury townhome (including a

1,216 sq.' basement). A large open space

kitchen with sleek granite countertops is

surrounded by generous custom maple

cabinets. The 1st floor master bedroom

offers an optional coffered ceiling and

the optional master bath includes a

relaxing soaker tub. Overlooking the

great room is an elegant loft. The home

is accented by beautiful oak throughout,

including doors, floors, railings and trim.

A full lookout basement and a patio are

also included in the Fahan II.

The Lennan II is a comfortable two/

three bedroom split level home and

includes most of the features of the

Fahan II except the master suite is on the

upper level and the Lennan II features a

dining/family room. It has 3,167 square

feet of total space (including a 1,049 sq.'

basement).

All homes have underground utilities,

deluxe landscaping and first floor

laundry rooms. Buyers can select options

like an impressive fireplace, walkout

basement, coffered ceilings, skylights and

a soaker tub in the master bath.

Lake Michigan water, a sprinkler system

and smoke detectors are provided.

Brookside Meadows also has important

cost-efficient, energy-saving features

like a high-efficiency furnace and

Lo-E glass installed throughout. Other

‘green’ features include an Energy

Miser hot water heater, vented soffits,

1.75" insulated entrance doors, energy

efficient appliances and Tuff-R insulated

wall sheathing.

Tucked away in a quiet section of Tinley

Park, Brookside Meadows is close to

everything: retail, dining, transportation

routes, Metra rail station and airports.

The school system is among the best in

the state and Tinley Park, named “The

Best Place In America to Raise aFamily”

by Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek, maintains

40 parks and the Bettenhausen indoor

recreational center.

The Dunree II floorplan gives

buyers a fresh set of new choices

at Brookside Meadows – but only

while they last! See the fully furnished

and beautifully decorated models which

are open Monday - Thursday 10:00am

to 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from

noon to 4:00pm; and open Friday by

appointment.

To visit Brookside Meadows take I-80,

exit La Grange Road south for just

under two miles to La Porte Road and

turn east for one-half mile. If mapping

by way of a GPS, enter the address:

19839 Mulroy Circle, Tinley Park, IL.

Options, dimensions and specs can

change so contact a Sales Associate at

708-479-5111 for any updates and go

online at www.cranahomes.com.

Brookside Meadows luxury townhomes are located in Tinley Park,

named“The Best Place In America to Raise a Family”by

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3 Bedrooms, Plus Loft, 2 ½ Bath - Chicago Water

Dunree II

1 st Floor Master Suite with Walk-in Closet

and Large Bathroom

Decorated Models are Open

Contact the Sales Center

Mon-Thu 10am-4pm

for details at 708.479.5111

Sat/Sun Noon-4pm

and visit online any time at

Friday by Appt.

Since 1970

www.cranahomes.com

Exit I-80 at La Grange Road south for just under two miles to La Porte Road and turn east for one-half mile to Brookside Meadows.

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The Lockport Legend’s

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Absolutely wonderful home in

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

May 30

• 500 S. Washington

St., Lockport, 60441-

3039 - Brie A. Brubaker

to Nathan John

Rancatore, Jillian Nicole

Gray, $241,000

• 16026 W. Linsey Ln.,

Lockport, 60441-6822

- A & J Construction Inc

to David Adamski, Agnes

Adamski, $492,609

• 16735 Ennerdale

Ave., Lockport, 60441-

4897 - First Midwest

Bank Trustee to Vivian J.

Sperlak, $306,249

• 308 Barry Ave.,

Lockport, 60441-5106

- 2017-2 Ih Borrower

Lp To Eduardo Villareal,

$115,000

June 3

• 404 Nobes Ave.,

Lockport, 60441-

5004 - David Hulbert

to Mauricio Sanchez

Huerta, $130,000

• 807 Adams St.,

Lockport, 60441-3709 -

James A. Lesnik to Evan

C. Kadlec, $212,500

• 929 W. 151st St.,

Lockport, 60441-

2306 - Andrew Piton

to Krystyna Boreman,

$450,000

• 1208 E. Division St.,

Lockport, 60441-4509

- Don Allen Plumlee to

Paul Carter, Ann Carter

$205,000

• 15322 W. Pinewood

Rd., Lockport, 60441-

1313 - Josh Weinberg to

Eric C. Rutter, Stephanie

M. Fink $209,000

June 4

• 1102 McCameron

Ave., Lockport, 60441-

2706 - Erik Homerding

to Dylan Kopka,

$163,000

• 1123 Cleveland St.,

Lockport, 60441-3634

- Robert Reed to Joanna

M. Vieni, $160,000

• 1333 E. North St.,

Lockport, 60441-2776

- Harold W. Hirshberg

to James Sandford,

Carianne Sandford

$290,000

• 17524 S. Gilbert Dr.,

Lockport, 60441-1114 -

Gary Huppert to Bianca

M. Brill, Kevin W. Brill

$185,500

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pkg incl. 401K.

Send letter & resume to:

cstratton@aerorubber.com

Position available for a full

time water treatment

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suburban company.

On site job training provided.

Job includes product delivery,

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move heavy products for

delivery. 40 hour week plus

occasional Saturday work.

Benefits include vacation,

health insurance and 401K

contributions. Email resume

to jrob36@ameritech.net or

fax to 815-485-2451.

Non-Union Concrete

Company looking for:

- Experienced

Concrete Finishers

- Laborers (will train)

- CDL Drivers

Please call 815.462.8400

and leave a message

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

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(Morning)

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Tinley Park, 7519 Dorothy

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Thursday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.

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1053 Multi Family

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New Lenox, 812 Cessna Court

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 171 North State Street, Lockport, IL

60441 (Single Family Home). Onthe

1st day of August, 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.Antonios Koulouris; Norma

Koulouris; United States of America;

Unknown Owners and Non Record

Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1166 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

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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 032940 was filed in the

office of the County Clerk of Will

County on July 1, 2019 wherein

the business firm of 1080 PRO-

DUCTIONS

Located at 1907 Trafalgar Dr. Romeoville,

IL 60446 was registered;

that the true orreal name ofthe

person owning the business, with

their respective post office address,

is as follows:

Sean King

1907 Trafalgar Dr.

Romeoville, IL 60446

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 1st day of July, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

Certificate 031978 was filed inthe

office of the County Clerk of Will

on June 20, 2019 wherein the business

firm of Voices Photography

Located at 14960 S. Carlton Lane

Homer Glen, IL 60491, which certificate

sets forth the following

changes in operation thereof:

14947 S. Preserve Dr. Lockport, IL

60441. IN WITNESS WHEREOF,

Ihave hereunto set my hand and

Official Seal at my office in Joliet;

Illinois, this 20th day of June,

2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

Certificate No. 32916 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will County on June 13, 2019

wherein the business firm of Coco

Babe Clothing 516 Pinebrook Dr.

Bolingbrook, IL 60490 was registered;

that the true or real name of

the person owning the business,

with their respective post office address

is as follows:

Julia Stevens

516 Pinebrook Dr.

Bolingbrook IL 60490

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 13th day of June, 2019

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

2703 Legal

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PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No.

2016TX297, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LP.

To: Ronald M. Journigen; Occupant of;

Western Sites, LLC, Northwest Registered

Agent Sev.; Will County Clerk;

and all other persons/entities UN-

KNOWN having or claiming any right,

interest or title in the following described

real estate:

Lots 4, 5and the West Half of Lot 3 in

Block 2in Fairmont, asubdivision of

part ofthe Northeast Quarter and part of

the Southeast Quarter of Section 34,

Township 36 North, Range 10 East of

the Third Principal Meridian, Lockport

Township, Will County, Illinois.

Permanent Index No.

04-34-208-005-0000

On June 19, 2019, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LPfiled aPetition for Order

of Tax Deed. The object ofthe

plaintiff’s petition is to foreclose on the

Tax Sale Certificate No. 15-00851 for

the delinquent taxes on real estate described

above which was issued by the

Will County Treasurer onNovember 29,

2016. The taxes due under the certificate

are for the 2015 tax year. The petition

asks the court todirect the county

clerk toissue atax deed if the property

is not redeemed from the sale onorbefore

November 29, 2019, and that Petitioner,

as grantee of tax deed be put in

possession of said parcel of real estate.

The Petition for Order of Tax Deed will

be brought before the Will County Circuit

Court onJanuary 13, 2020 at 9:00

a.m. in Courtroom A236. If you fail to

redeem, the court may enter ajudgment

for the relief demanded in the petition.

Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, LP,

Petitioner

Stuart E. Morgenstern, #6275553

Attorney for Petitioner

1 W. Laurel Street

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

(618)357-5315

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No.

2016TX297, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LP.

To: First Midwest Bank, as Trustee

Trust No. 8935; Occupant of; Will

County Clerk; and all other persons/entities

UNKNOWN having or claiming

any right, interest or title in the following

described real estate:

Lots 12, 13 and 14inBlock 7, in Sterling

Park, asubdivision of part of the

Southeast Quarter of Section 34, in

Township 36 North, and inRange 10

East ofthe Third Principal Meridian, in

Will County, Illinois.

Permanent Index No.

04-34-422-009-0000

On June 19, 2019, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LPfiled aPetition for Order

of Tax Deed. The object ofthe

plaintiff’s petition is to foreclose on the

Tax Sale Certificate No. 15-00893 for

the delinquent taxes on real estate described

above which was issued by the

Will County Treasurer onNovember 29,

2016. The taxes due under the certificate

are for the 2015 tax year. The petition

asks the court todirect the county

clerk toissue atax deed if the property

is not redeemed from the sale onorbefore

November 29, 2019, and that Petitioner,

as grantee of tax deed be put in

possession of said parcel of real estate.

The Petition for Order of Tax Deed will

be brought before the Will County Circuit

Court on January 13, 2020 at 9:00

a.m. in Courtroom A236. If you fail to

redeem, the court may enter ajudgment

for the relief demanded in the petition.

Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, LP,

Petitioner

Stuart E. Morgenstern, #6275553

Attorney for Petitioner

1 W. Laurel Street

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

(618)357-5315

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No.

2016TX297, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LP.

To: Domingo Fox; Gail Fox; Joyce Fox;

Angelia Fox; Raymond Fox; Ricky Fox;

Jack Greenwood, Jr.; Occupant of; Will

County Clerk; and all other persons/entities

UNKNOWN having or claiming

any right, interest or title in the following

described real estate:

Lot 124 in Bruce Highlands, a subdivision

of part of the West Half ofthe

Northwest Quarter of Section 35, in

Township 36 North, and inRange 10

East of the Third Principal Meridian, according

tothe Plat thereof recorded June

27, 1929 in Plat Book 23, page 9, as

Document Number 431623 in Will

County, Illinois.

Permanent Index No.

04-35-110-009-0000

On June 19, 2019, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LPfiled aPetition for Order

of Tax Deed. The object ofthe

plaintiff’s petition is to foreclose on the

Tax Sale Certificate No. 15-00914 for

the delinquent taxes on real estate described

above which was issued by the

Will County Treasurer onNovember 29,

2016. The taxes due under the certificate

are for the 2015 tax year. The petition

asks the court todirect the county

clerk toissue atax deed if the property

is not redeemed from the sale onorbefore

November 29, 2019, and that Petitioner,

as grantee of tax deed be put in

possession of said parcel of real estate.

The Petition for Order of Tax Deed will

be brought before the Will County Cir-

cuit Court onJanuary 13, 2020 at 9:00

a.m. in Courtroom A236. If you fail to

redeem, the court may enter ajudgment

for the relief demanded in the petition.

Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, LP,

Petitioner

Stuart E. Morgenstern, #6275553

Attorney for Petitioner

1 W. Laurel Street

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

(618)357-5315

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.

Antonios Koulouris; Norma Koulouris;

United States of America; Unknown

Owners and Non Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1166

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 25th day of April, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

1st day of August, 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 orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 5 IN BLOCK 21, AND THE

NORTHERLY 31.9 FEET OF VA-

CATED HENRY STREET, IN ARCH-

ER`S ADDITION TO LOCKPORT, A

SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 14, TOWN-

SHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED MAY 5, 1837,

IN BOOK "B", PAGE 452, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

171 North State Street, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

11-04-14-417-003-0000

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


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Circle One:

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Davis Billows

Lockport resident Davis

Billows is a junior golfer

at Providence.

When did you start

playing golf?

I’ve been playing golf

forever. My dad played it,

so I’ve always been around

it. Around sixth grade, I

really started to take golf

more seriously.

You recently won

the Illinois Junior

Golf Association

tournament at Old

Oak Golf Course and

went to sudden death

strokes. Explain that

experience?

It was cool because it

happened close to home. .

It’s a good reward to know

that all of your hard work

has paid off. I had played in

one other playoff before. I

remember being super nervous

the first time I had to

do that. This time around, I

knew what to expect and it

didn’t really bother me.

Do you plan on playing

golf at the collegiate

level?

That’s definitely the goal

that I am working toward.

It would be amazing to

see that come true, knowing

that all of the work I

have put in was worth it.

It would be awesome to

get a scholarship and see

where the game can take

me. I’d love to go pro, but

I also know that getting an

education is what’s most

important.

Explain something

difficult about golf the

average person may

not realize?

If you’ve never played

golf at the competitive level,

it’s definitely a mental

game. You have to be mentally

fortified to get through

all 18 holes. It’s easy to

have a bad hole and have

that affect you throughout

the course. You have to be

able to move on from that

shot. If you don’t, it can

cost you a lot of strokes and

you fall behind.

Who is your favorite

golfer?

It’s between Rickie

Fowler and Tiger Woods.

They’re both equal in my

favorite golfer rankings.

What do you enjoy

doing in your free

time?

Hanging out with my

friends or working out.

Oddly enough, I also enjoy

golfing with my friends.

It’s different than competing

in a tournament, so I

enjoy that.

Any hidden talents or

anything else you’re

good at?

I do play a lot of other

sports. I played on the

school basketball team

this year. It’s not so much

a hidden talent, but I just

like staying active.

If you could play any

course, which would

Photo submitted

you pick?

Playing Augusta would

be a dream scenario.

What has been your

favorite memory from

golf so far?

The first time that I

broke 80 in a tournament.

Everything fell into place

and that was a really cool

experience. That memory

will stick for a while.

In 2018 you won the

IJGA Sportsmanship

award. Explain what

that is?

It’s an award they give

out to athletes who do

good work around the

community. That year,

I had raised money for

the Nicklaus Children’s

Health Care Foundation.

On the course, I always try

to have good sportsmanship,

too. I go out there

and try to act professional,

nothing too crazy. One of

the coolest things I’ve ever

done, because of winning

the award, was meet Jack

Nicklaus. I got to go to his

house. I’ve never been so

nervous. We were having

normal conversation, but

I was screaming inside the

whole time. It was an unforgettable

experience.

Interview conducted by Editorial

Intern Joe Bielanski


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36 | July 11, 2019 | the lockport legend sports

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Baseball

Porters win their summer league sectional

Porters edge

out Romeoville,

Providence in highscoring

games

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

In the ever-changing

world of high school summer

baseball, Lockport

Township hosted and

played in its own summer

sectional baseball tournament

recently.

The sectional featured

only SouthWest Suburban

Conference teams, as Lincoln-Way

East, Lincoln-

Way West, Sandburg and

the host Porters competed

in the double-elimination

tournament to see who

would advance to the summer

state finals.

That is the Illinois High

School Baseball Coaches

Association/Phil Lawler

Summer Classic State

Tournament, which takes

place at Benedictine University

in Lisle, as well as

at North Central College in

Naperville.

There used to be one big

local single-elimination

regional tournament that

was held, and the winner

would advance to the

IHSBCA/Lawler Finals.

But since about half the

local area teams that participated

a few years ago

play summer ball, that is

no longer the case.

So, Lockport hosted

what was supposed to be

a double-elimination regional

tournament in the

last week of June.

“We followed the same

format as the other teams

who hosted regionals,”

Lockport coach Andy Satunas

said of the intended

format. “We will do the

same in the sectional ... A

lot of teams said this is the

only time they play [high

school] summer baseball.”

An intention of the

double-elimination format

was that a team could

come back from the losers

bracket and still win it.

That was if there was

enough pitching. That

proved to be a big issue.

The scheduled three-day

tournament was now down

to two days because all the

games being washed out

by rain the day before.

Which also meant that

two teams were going to

have to play three games

on June 25. The opening

games that Tuesday were

played at noon at different

sites. Host Lockport

held on to edge Romeoville

8-7, and Providence

beat Minooka 11-7 in New

Lenox.

The rest of the games

were scheduled to be

played at Lockport, with

the Porters and Providence

squaring off in the

winner’s bracket at 3 p.m.

There were so many runs

scored, and the scoreboard

was not in operation, that

each team had a different

final score.

The Celtics had it 19-15,

and Lockport had it 18-14.

But either way, the Porters

won by four, and by virtue

of winning two games on

Tuesday, advanced to the

title game round,

In the wild affair, the

Porters led 8-0 after an

inning and 9-0 after two.

They still led 13-5 after

three, but Providence

poured it on in the top of

the fourth and drew back

within a run. But the Celtics

(1-4 in the summer)

had the bases loaded with

one out and could not add

on. They actually went in

order in the fifth and sixth

innings before adding

more runs in the seventh.

But Lockport (5-2-1 in

the summer) had done that

same too and won by the

four-run margin.

“That’s the way baseball

is in the area,” Satunas

said of the plethora of runs

in the Providence game.

“It’s a great battle and always

a wild game. All the

kids know each other, and

it’s fun.”

There were numerous

good performances on

the day for the Porters.

Senior Jake Kampf had a

grand slam in the Romeoville

game. Also homering

twice for Lockport on

the day was senior Nick

Schindler, who smacked

a two-run homer to left

in the bottom of the sixth

against Providence to put

the Porters up by six runs.

“It just felt really good

to help the team win,”

Schindler said. “I felt like

I was seeing the ball extremely

well all day. I

think [the second homer]

helped a lot going into that

last inning knowing we

had some insurance for our

defense.

“I think [summer baseball]

helps get the team

ready for spring. It gets

everybody used to playing

with one another.”

Juniors-to-be Matt Johnson

and Ryan Moerman

also homered. Although

Lockport gave up a lot of

runs, there were some key

pitching performances.

Joey Mondrella had the

save against Romeoville

and a big hold in the game

against the Celtics, and Joe

Seiber registered the save

against Providence.

Lockport’s Matt Merk takes a swing against Lemont on June 19. 22nd Century Media

File Photo

“It was a fun game with

a lot of offense,” said Moerman,

who will enter his

third varsity season next

spring, of the Providence

matchup. “It just showed

how when you get off to an

early lead like we did that

you can never take the foot

off the pedal, and that no

lead is ever big enough.”

Minooka defeated Romeoville

17-0 in the next

game to eliminate the

Spartans and move on to

the rematch with Providence,

which waited it out

but simply did not have

enough pitching to continue

since many of the

Celtics players would be

in showcase travel team

tournaments that weekend.

With both the Celtics

and Minooka nearly out of

pitching and the prospect

that either team would

have had to win two

games over Lockport the

next day to advance, both

Providence coach Mark

Smith and Minooka coach

Jeff Petrovic decided

they did not have enough

pitching to play.

So, since the Porters

won both games, they

were declared the regional

winner.

“We just had a lack of

arms and decided to turn

it into a single-elimination

type tournament,” Petrovic

said. “Since Lockport

hadn’t lost, they won the

regional. I know both us

and Providence had position

players that volunteered

to pitch. But that’s

a disservice to the kids,

since that’s not their position.

“Summer league for

high school is a great

team evaluation tool. It

does give us a good look

at some incoming kids,

but travel ball is very important,

too. There’s still

a spot for summer league

high school baseball, I’m

just not sure what it is.”

The Porters would have

loved to have finished off

the tournament with a win

June 26. But they were still

happy to move on to play

in the sectional.

“It was obviously disappointing

that we didn’t

win the championship, but

being the only team to not

lose was good for me,”

Moerman said. “Yes, I still

think [high school summer

league] is great in order to

get live at-bats during the

week.”

Lockport actually entered

a second team, the

Porter ‘White’ team, made

up of JV players, which

participated in the Lemont

Regional. That squad lost

3-0 to Lemont and 5-3 to

eventual regional champion

Lincoln-Way West.

But Satunas was happy

with the competitiveness

of the group.

“I’m happy that our sectional

had 12 teams participating

in it,” Satunas said.

“Everyone was expecting

to play competitive summer

league baseball. But

we know that the kids are

getting pulled all over the

place. We want the kids to

succeed. We never want to

put them in harm’s way by

overextending them.”


lockportlegend.com sports

the lockport legend | July 11, 2019 | 37

Going Places

Barnett set for next step at Arizona State

Former Providence

star the winning

pitcher in Chicago

prep All-Star Game

Chris Walker

Freelance Reporter

Bryce Barnett’s fastball

gets in on hitters pretty

quickly — just ask the

Stagg players who combined

to strike out 15 times

against the right-hander

during a Class 4A sectional

semifinal victory in late

May.

The Providence graduate’s

life is also moving

by at a similar rate of high

speed.

The Celtics’ season

ended with a 9-5 sectional

final loss to Marist on June

1, and Barnett was already

planning to be at Arizona

State University by July 1

to prepare for the next step

in playing career.

“I’ll be down there this

summer lifting every day

for six weeks and doing

whatever programs they

have for pitchers,” he said.

“They’ll have a schedule

for me, and I don’t have

much longer to wait. I’m

excited.”

Providence coach Mark

Smith knows that Barnett

is ready for his next challenge.

“If I ever had a kid that

was prepared for the rigors

of Division I, highend,

Top 25 baseball, it’s

Bryce,” Smith said. “From

a mental standpoint, he’s

mature beyond his years.

He’s a kid who wants to

be successful. He wants

greatness. He’s the hardest-working

kid I’ve had

as a coach in 27 years, and

that says an awful lot. And

Providence Class of 2019 graduate Bryce Barnett is headed to Arizona State as a pitcher. 22nd Century Media File Photo

the thing is, when a kid

wants greatness, his actions

have to back that up,

and not every kid is willing

to do that. He not only

says it, but he does it every

day, getting after what he

loves.”

Pitcher Merrill Kelly,

who was called up by the

Arizona Diamondbacks in

April, became the 110th

Sun Devil to make it to the

majors. Maybe someday,

Barnett will be on that list,

too.

Barnett got a little taste

of the big leagues, as he

was the winning pitcher

at Guaranteed Rate Field,

home of the White Sox,

during the Chicago Catholic

League/Public League

All-Star game on June 17.

“That was great, just an

awesome experience to be

in that sort of atmosphere,”

he said. “You play your

whole life on different

baseball fields, and getting

on any big league field is

that goal, and I was able to

experience that at 18 years

old. Honestly, it really was

such a great experience.”

Barnett does not possess

a ton of size, but he packs

a lot of firepower in his

6-foot-1, 175-pound frame

and is bound to get even

stronger as he remains

committed to working

hard in the weight room.

His fastball already is

regularly registering in the

low 90s [miles per hour]

on the radar gun, and he

has got other pitches, including

a dynamite slider,

combined with command

and a mental approach of

attacking hitters that is unparalleled.

“When you’re right at

the same level, and you’re

a pitcher, you’ve got to

find what separates you,”

he said. “For me, it could

be moving the ball in and

out. Look at Kumar Rocker

[a freshman who just

helped Vanderbilt win the

national championship].

He was throwing 97 when

he was 17, but when he

got to Vanderbilt, his stuff

took off because he probably

used to just throw,

and now he’s learned how

to pitch.”

Barnett realized relatively

early during his high

school years that he needed

to find ways to work on

his craft consistently, and

he established a regimen,

one which he is taking to

Tempe.

“I had a good sophomore

year at Providence,

but when I looked back at

all the downtime and then

went into junior year with

arm fatigue and then got

hurt, I had to ask myself

what I was doing wrong,”

he said. “So, after that summer

when I went down to

ASU, I asked the trainers

what they do with their

pitchers consistently to

keep them healthy. They

told me they kind of create

and do whatever they want,

but they still have some

guidelines, so I went home

and created something for

me to do day after day.”

A combination of different

distance throwing,

doing so at different percentages

of effort, working

on mechanics, doing flat

ground work, dedicating

time to leg work, weight

lifting and focusing on a

plan of attack against opponents

are just some of a

variety of the tasks included

in such a program.

The transition to Tempe

could freak out many

18-year-olds, but not Barnett.

“Being away from

home is definitely going

to be a little weird, but I

also have some family out

there,” he said. “It’ll be

a little different, and I’ll

have to adjust, but that’s

the same with everything,

and I think I’ll be fine.

The culture will be a little

different, and I’ll have to

focus on time management,

making sure I get

my homework done, but

I just have to make sure I

have a nice balance.”

Going Places is a summer

series featuring area athletes

who have committed to play

sports in college.


38 | July 11, 2019 | the lockport legend sports

lockportlegend.com

LTHS softball player commits to Ball State in Muncie

Ligacki a leader

on offense for her

team heading into

senior season

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Sometimes, a life decision

all comes together

very quickly.

It certainly did for

Brooke Ligacki.

Fresh off a very good

junior season for the Lockport

Township softball

team, Ligacki recently

committed to continue her

softball career at an NCAA

Division I college, Ball

State University in Muncie,

Indiana.

The thing was, just over

a month ago she had no

idea that she would be going

there.

“I was at a camp in

Crown Point, Indiana with

my travel team, the Chicago

Barbusters,” Ligacki

said of the June 8 event. “I

met the Ball State coach

[Megan Ciolli Bartlett]

there, and they invited me

to their softball camp [on

June 11]. There, I met with

the coach again, and she

invited me on a visit.

“It was really nice there,

everyone was great, so I

took that official visit the

next day. I just liked the

school. It’s all on one street

and easy to navigate. It’s

not super big, but it’s not

super small, either. I liked

everything. It all happened

really fast.”

Plus, it helped that they

have a program in her intended

field.

“They have a very good

biology program, and I

most likely want to major

in that,” Ligacki said. “I

want to do bio-med work

in a lab. I’ve always found

that interesting.”

She plays mostly right

field for the Batbusters

and plans to play outfield

for the Cardinals in college.

Ligacki announced

on Twitter on June 28 that

she had committed to Ball

State. Now, no matter what

position she plays, she is

happy the process is done.

“Yes, it’s nice,” she said

of having her college decision

out of the way. “It’s

less stressful, and in my

senior year, I can just go

out and play relaxed.”

Playing in left field for

the Porters, Ligacki had a

good initial varsity season

as a junior this spring. She

batted .337 with an onbase

percentage of .362

and a slugging percentage

of .525. She had a pair of

doubles, led the team in

triples with four, as the

Porters only had 10 total,

and she smacked three

home runs. Her 29 RBI

were second on the team.

“Brooke is a great

student-athlete,” Lockport

softball coach Marissa

Chovanec said. “She

worked hard in the offseason

on her hitting. Not

only did Lockport benefit

from her efforts this past

season, but her efforts are

paying off for her future in

college, too. Brooke is a

player who wants to learn

the game and improve

every day, an athlete any

coach would want to have

on their team. Excited for

Brooke and her decision to

play ball in college.”

Ligacki wears No. 7 to

follow in the footsteps of

her brother, Ben.

“My brother was always

No. 7 when he played,”

Lagacki said of Ben, who

played baseball for the

Porters and graduated in

Porters left fielder Brooke Ligacki (7) announced at the end of last month on Twitter that will she will continue

playing softball at Ball State in Muncie, Indiana. Photos submitted

2017. “So, I just decided

to be No. 7, too.”

But when she was age

7, Ligacki was not playing

softball.

“I started really late for

most people,” she said. “I

started playing in a 10U

league with Lockport Jr.

Miss. I played there for

two years, and then went

to travel ball. I used to play

volleyball too, but I stopped

that to focus on softball.

“I’d say hitting is my favorite

part of the game. It’s

what I’m best at, and it’s

fun for me. I just want to

work to be better. This past

season, it was just keeping

my head in there and my

eye on the ball. I really did

that better as the season

progressed.”

This past season the Porters

reached 29 wins but

lost to eventual Class 4A

third-place winner Joliet

West 6-5 in the sectional

final. In that game, Ligacki

did her part by going 2-for-

4 with two runs scored.

Brooke Ligacki was a force at the plate this past season for Lockport, batting .337

with 29 RBI.

She belted a home run and

drove in three runs.

“Just to get better,” she

said of the goal for next

spring. “We just hope to

get farther next year. I

just know if we have that

same bond, it will be really

good.”

Ligacki knows playing

for the Porters has helped

her in preparation to play

at a DI softball program.

“Coach Chovanec and

coach Angie [Findlay

Cushman] help a lot because

they want the best

for us,” Ligacki said.

“Plus, playing all the good

teams and competition

that we do helps a lot, too.

Most of the girls on the

team want to play in college.

That’s the goal.”


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fastbreak

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st and 3

Porters sharp in

summer baseball

contests [hed]

1. Winning a shortened

tournament

The Porters baseball

team won the

shortened sectional

it hosted late last

month. The tournament

was ultimately

shortened from

three days to two

since Providence

and Minooka were

both nearly out of

pitching.

2. Putting runs on the

board

Lockport beat

Romeoville 8-7 and

Providence in a wild

19-15 game in the

summer sectional

competition.

3. Big leads

LTHS raced out to

an 8-0 lead after

the first inning

against Provi, but

the Celtics showed

a lot of heart in

getting the score to

within a run in the

top of the fourth

before the Porters

secured the win.

Baseball

Celtics compete in summer league play, evaluate roster

Provi emphasizes

working on defense

during offseason

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Providence coach Mark

Smith still sees benefits of

playing high school summer

league baseball.

But for him and the Celtics,

those benefits were not

enough to keep the team

going last week.

The Celtics simply ran

out of pitching and decided

to not play the third

game in one day as part

of the Lockport Summer

League Regional on June

25 at Flink Field in Lockport.

Under a new format,

the regional tournament

was a double elimination

one. So, a team could

come back from the loser’s

bracket and still win it.

Due to all the games being

washed out by rain the

day before, the scheduled

three-day tournament went

down to two days, which

also meant that two teams

were going to have to play

three games on that Tuesday.

Providence, which defeated

Minooka to start the

day before losing a wild

game to the host Porters,

had one pitcher left for a final

game of the day, which

once again would have

been against Minooka.

With both the Celtics

and Minooka nearly

out of pitching and the

prospect that either team

would have had to win two

games over Lockport the

next day to advance, both

Providence coach Mark

Smith and Minooka coach

Jeff Petrovic decided they

didn’t have enough pitching

to play.

So, since the Porters

won both games, they

were declared the regional

winner.

“It was a good idea but

for us, it just didn’t work,”

Smith said of the summer

regional format. “It’s not

that the kids don’t want to

play — they want to play.

It’s just that many of them

pitch on the weekend for

their travel teams. I had 10

seniors that were at showcases.

That’s where they

get the exposure. I’m not

going to stop them from

that.

”I like the team bonding,

the team camaraderie

of high school summer

baseball. I was proud of

our guy’s efforts. We just

didn’t have the pitching.”

The opening games on

that Tuesday were played

at noon at different sites.

Host Lockport held on to

edge Romeoville 8-7, and

the host Celtics beat Minooka

11-7.

The rest of the games

were scheduled to be

played at Lockport, with

the Porters and Providence

squaring off at 3 p.m.

There were so many runs

“I like the team bonding, the

team camaraderie of high

school summer baseball. I was

proud of our guy’s efforts.”

Providence coach Mark Smith

scored, and the scoreboard

was not in operation, that

each team had a different

final score.

The Celtics had it 19-15,

and Lockport had it 18-14.

But either way, the Porters

won by four, and by virtue

of winning two games on

that Tuesday, advanced to

the title game round,

In the wild affair, the

Porters led 8-0 after an

inning and 9-0 after two.

They still led 13-5 after

three, but Providence

poured it on in the top of

the fourth and drew back

within a run. But the Celtics

(1-4 in the summer)

had the bases loaded with

one out and could not add

on.

They actually went in

order in the fifth and sixth

innings before adding

more runs in the seventh.

But Lockport (5-2-1 in

the summer) had done that

same too and won by the

four-run margin.

Minooka defeated Romeoville

17-0 in the next

game to eliminate the

Spartans and move onto

the rematch with Providence,

which waited it out

but simply did not have

enough pitching to continue.

“We just had a lack of

arms and decided to turn

it into a single-elimination

type tournament,” Petrovic

said. “Since Lockport

hadn’t lost, they won the

regional. I know both us

and Providence had position

players that volunteered

to pitch. But that’s a

disservice to the kids since

that’s not their position.

“Summer league for

high school is a great

team evaluation tool. It

does give us a good look

at some incoming kids,

but travel ball is very important,

too. There’s still

a spot for summer league

high school baseball, I’m

just not sure what it is.”

Providence junior shortstop

Ryan O’Neil did enjoy

it, however.

“It’s the program bond,”

O’Neil said of summer

high school baseball. “You

get to know your teammates

and get to play with

everyone.”

Despite the outcome,

O’Neil, a Homer Glen

resident, enjoyed playing

against a lot of guys he

knows on Lockport.

“It’s just high emotions,”

he said of playing

against the Porters. “Of

course you want to win it,

but it’s so much fun playing

against your buddies.”

Aidan Goggins, a senior

right-handed pitcher and

first baseman from New

Lenox, agreed.

“It’s more for development,”

Goggins said of

high school summer baseball.

“It’s a good time for

development, and it’s not

about wins and losses.

[Losing to Lockport] was

a little disappointing, but

everyone is getting better.”

Smith also credited juniors

Cain Headrick, who

caught both games against

Minooka and Lockport,

Kyle Hussey, Sebastian

Biggs and Justin Janowski

among others, as playing

well in the regional.

“One thing it is about is

becoming a great defensive

team in the summer,”

Smith said. “We try to put

guys in the best position,

and I thought that’s what

we did.

“I’m really excited

about next season. We lose

a couple of top pitchers

but also have a lot back.

We lost eight games this

spring in the opponent’s

last at-bat, but then won

12 of 14 at the end and

finished 23-16. We have a

great group of seniors.”

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“It was a fun game with a lot of offense. It just showed how when you get off to

an early lead like we did that you can never take the foot off the pedal, and that

no lead is ever big enough.”

Ryan Moerman — LTHS baseball player, on his team’s 19-15 win over

Provi in the summer sectional

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lockport’s Hometown Newspaper | July 11, 2019

Celtics to Sun Devils

Providence pitcher takes his fastball to

Arizona State University, Page 37

Summertime success

Porters win their summer sectional baseball

tournament, Page 36

Key contributor for Lockport softball announces college

choice, Page 38

Lockport’s

Brooke Ligacki

has decided

to commit to

Ball State after

meeting the

university’s

coach at a camp

with her travel

team last month.

Photo submitted

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