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Party in the Park

Locals get together for first Pop-Up

Park Party, Page 4

Ribs, ribs and more ribs

Twenty teams compete in Rib Cook-Off to raise

money for Manteno Veterans Home, Page 7

On the hook

Check out some photos from the Let’s Go Fishin’!

event at the New Lenox Public Library, Page 9

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Friday

MOMS Club of New

Lenox (including Mokena,

Manhattan, Tinley Park

and Wilton Center)

10 a.m. Friday, July 19,

Firefighter Park, 1 Manor

Drive. A fun way to meet

other moms. Bring the kiddos

and there will be a fun

craft. All ages welcome,

free admission, visitors

welcome. For more, visit

MomsClubNewLenox.

com or momsclub.org or

contact momsclubnew

lenox@yahoo.com.

Saturday

Triple Play Concert

5:30 p.m. Saturday, July

20, New Lenox Village

Commons, 101 Veterans

Parkway. Joan Jett and

the Blackhearts are set to

perform the second of the

three Triple Play Concerts.

Sunday

National Dance Day

2-4 p.m. Sunday, July

21, Hibernia Park, 1664

Eagle Circle. Join us at the

splash pad to celebrate our

50th Anniversary. Dance

the day away on National

Dance day featuring music

from the 1960s – the

New Lenox Park District’s

founding decade. We will

play sweet jams at the

splash pad and encourage

all of our friends to enjoy

some silly dancing while

playing in the splash pad,

which will also include

a discounted entry fee

for this special occasion.

There is a $.50 splash pad

entrance fee.

Wednesday

Ladies Night in New Lenox

5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday,

July 24, Hickory

Creek Plaza, 1800 E. Lincoln

Highway. The evening

will be filled with

fun events, giveaways,

exclusive deals, refreshments

and raffle prizes for

all attendees — including a

Grand Raffle Prize. Participating

businesses include

Bella Fiori Flower Shop,

Oy’s Thai Cuisine, Cornerstone

Jewelry, Tropical

Smoothie Cafe, Associated

Orthodontists, Moody

Blues Jean Boutique,

Nancy’s Pizza, Charles

Morris Salon, CPR Cell

Phone Repair and H&R

Block — each with different

deals and prizes. For

more information, contact

Julie Gardner at jgardner@

greatbraces.com or (815)

584-6686.

Ladies Night in New Lenox

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday,

July 24, Laraway

Ridge Plaza, 812 W Laraway

Road. The event will

be held in the parking lot

of the Plaza and men are

also invited. This year each

participating business will

have a drawing for a basket

worth at least $75. In addition,

there will be a grand

prize for a $250 Southwest

Gift Card for anyone

who visits all participating

businesses and gets their

form checked. Participating

businesses include ATI

Physical Therapy, Split

Endz, Molloy State Farm,

Nelson Ridge Family Dental,

Pizza Mia, First Bank

of New Lenox, Laraway

Cleaners and Dunkin’. For

more information, contact

Jennifer Stoner at Jennifer@jstonermarketing.com

or at (815) 545-2904.

Movie Night

8:30 p.m. Wednesday,

July 17, New Lenox Village

Commons, 101 Veterans

Parkway. Come out

and watch Spider-Man:

Into the Spider-Verse (PG).

UPCOMING

Movie Night

8:30 p.m. Wednesday,

July 24, New Lenox Village

Commons, 101 Veterans

Parkway. Come out

and watch How to Train

Your Dragon: The Hidden

World (PG) with special

activities prior to the

movie.

Proud American Days

Times vary. Thursday,

July 25-Sunday, July 28,

601 E. Lincoln Highway.

Come enjoy New Lenox’s

highly anticipated annual

festival. It has fun for the

whole family. Visit http://

www.proudamericandays.

org/index.html for the full

listing of events, food vendors,

games and other information.

Summer Finale: Forest

View Farms Petting Zoo

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway. Kids,

Teens, and Adults Outside

Behind the Library Come

see, feed, and pet a variety

of farm animals from Forest

View Farms. Petting

farm animals include pigs,

chickens, sheep, geese,

ducks, llamas, goats, and

some surprise animals

too. Event occurs rain or

shine. No registration is

required.

Cruise the Commons

5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July

30, New Lenox Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway. These cruise

night events will offer residents

and visitors the opportunity

bring their cars,

trucks, Jeeps, and bikes and

put them on display in the

Village Commons. Cruise

the Commons will take

place on the last Tuesday

of the month throughout

the summer. The evening

will feature live music by

The Walk Ins.

Painting Party

11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday,

July 31, New Lenox

Public Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. Grab a friend

and paint an original masterpiece.

We provide the

supplies; you bring the

fun. Registration required

at https://newlenox.li

brarymarket.com/paintingparty-0.

Lincoln-Way Area

MobliePack meal packing

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug.

3, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug 4,

Lincoln-Way West High

School, 21701 Gougar

Road in New Lenox. Lincoln-Way

Area Mobile-

Pack and Feed My Starving

Children are looking

for volunteers to help

pack 132,192 meals. This

will potentially feed 362

hungry children for an entire

year. For information

on how to volunteer, or

to make a donation, visit

fmsc.org/mobilepack.

Water Lantern Festival

4-9 p.m. Saturday, September

7, New Lenox Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway. Water Lantern

Festival is an incredible

experience where thousands

of family, friends,

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and strangers celebrate life

together. Water Lantern

Festival brings together

individuals from all ages,

backgrounds, and walks

of life to join in one emotional

and memorable

night. You’ll cherish these

moments as you witness

the beauty of thousands

of lanterns reflecting upon

the water. Tickets are $30

through Aug. 31. Included

in the price is entry, floating

lantern, commemorative

drawstring bag,

marker and wristband, For

ticket and more information,

visit https://www.

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tid=529.

ONGOING

Recycling Center

The recycling center

is open from 1-3:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday and from

8 a.m.-noon on the fourth

Saturday of each month.

For more information, call

the New Lenox Township

Office at (815) 485-6431.

The Senior Knights Chess

Club of New Lenox

10 a.m.-1p.m. Thursday

mornings, New Lenox

Commons Area. Anyone

with interest in chess is

welcome to join regardless

of skill level. In the event

of inclement weather, we

move into the library on

the second floor. Any questions,

call Jim at (815)

485-7425.


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Stories, memories shared at

Relay For Life in New Lenox

Lincoln-Way Residents Looking to

Move Have Clear Choice …

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Mayor Tim Baldermann

was encouraged by cancer

survivors seated in front of

him during a speech at Relay

for Life in New Lenox.

In one part of his speech,

he mentioned Bryce Bartczak,

an 8-year-old who

survived cancer. As soon

as Baldermann mentioned

his name, Bryce ran up to

give the mayor a hug.

“My son was diagnosed

when he was 3,” said Julia

Bartczak, Bryce’s mother,

of Manhattan.

Bryce, who was diagnosed

with leukemia, went

through two-and-a-half

years of treatment. Talking

through tears, Julia is

grateful to have her son

with her today at the Relay

For Life event held at Lincoln-Way

West, July 12.

“We just had his appointment

two weeks ago,

showing everything is now

clear. We’re now part of

the survivor program,” she

said.

The theme for the event

was “A Million Dreams.”

According to the Relay

For Life: American Cancer

society website, in 2019

there will be over 68,000

new cases for selected cancers

in Illinois.

The Relay For Life of

New Lenox funds raised

help services and research

for cancer patients. Terrie

Murphy, of New Lenox,

was the top participant

raising the most in her

category. She is also with

the Relay for Life of New

Lenox co-chairs along

with Maureen James.

“My husband was diagnosed

with cancer in

2010,” Murphy said. “We

had never been to a relay

We thought it was a race

you run. During the time

when “Murph” was in the

hospital we stopped by

our first relay. On the way

home we were already

forming a team for the

next year.”

The Relay for Life is the

American Cancer Society’s

signature fundraiser.

At this Relay for Life, 36

teams raised funds for the

event. The top team, Panduit

raised over $16,000.

Residents in the local communities

that have been diagnosed

with cancer can

seek various free services

through the American

Cancer Society located at

17060 Oak Park Ave. in

Tinley Park.

“My husband passed

away in November of

2017,” Murphy said. “He

was diagnosed with stage

4 colon cancer. He beat it

four times. To look at him

you would never know he

was sick. He never complained,

never even talked

about it.”

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Pop-Up Park Party draws in residents from all across town

Sean Hastings, Editor

The New Lenox Park

District is having extra fun

this summer as it is spending

it celebrating its 50th

anniversary.

One event in the lineup

this summer is Pop up

Park Parties — where a

date is set for a party at

one of the 39 parks in New

Lenox, but the location is

not known until the week

of. Two were scheduled

this summer.

The first of this summer

was at Palmer Valley Park,

2825 Tanaga Basin, which

is on the far south side of

town.

For some, they had no

idea that the park even existed.

Which was the case

for Kevin Krsek and his

son Jack. They have not

been on that side of New

Lenox, but were having a

fun time playing “bags.”

Becky Tilton is the new

recreation supervisor for

the New Lenox Park District

and this was the first

event she was a part of

planning.

“We’re really trying to

better engage the families

in getting out to the different

parks that we have,”

she said. “Right now, we

have 39 parks and we’re

just trying to get people

in the subdivision out and

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New Lenox residents Blaise (left) and Chris Radzik

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Valley Park in New Lenox, June 27. The two were

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Century Media

New Lenox resident Lucy Miller plays at the Pop-Up

Park Party.

Families were treated

to a bouncy house, a hula

hoop competition, bags,

big Connect Four, lemonade

and popcorn, regular

playground equipment,

and more.

Despite being tucked

away in the back corner of

New Lenox, it still drew in

a large crowd and lots of

happy children.

People can check the

New Lenox Park District’s

website and social media

for updates to its events,

but for New Lenox residents

Chris Radzik and his

son Blaise, they were just

driving home, saw the party

and decided to stop by.

The two spent time

playing Connect Four and

bags.

And with what Tilton

said about bringing people

from different subdivisions

and part of the community

together — it did just that

as new New Lenox residents,

Beth Nowicki and

her daughter Kathryn, it

was a good way to see

what New Lenox has to

offer.

Beth said they are loving

it so far and her children

are involved in different

park district camps and

sport leagues. She added

that it is a beautiful community

and it is not like a

“city.”

Tilton, too, is starting

to get a feel of what

New Lenox has to offer.

She and her husband live

in Beecher currently, but

are moving out to New

Lenox in the next couple

of months, she said.

“It’s a smaller community

that is growing,”

she said. “I think there is

a lot to offer. There are a

lot of great school districts

out here, too. And Proud

American Days draws in a

ton of people.”’

The next Pop-Up Park

Party is scheduled for Aug.

15 and is from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information

about upcoming New

Lenox Park District events

celebrating 50 years, visit

newlenoxparks.org/.


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Other developmental

plans get their approval

Jessie Molloy

Freelance Reporter

The New Lenox Village

Board gave initial

approval to plans for the

Briarwood subdivision

as well as a plan which

would see an existing institution

incorporated into

the village.

The board voted unanimously,

minus the votes

of absent trustees David

Butterfield and Keith

Madsen, to approve the

first read of the P.U.D.

plat of Briarwood Place

Townhomes, a 5-acre development

located at the

intersection of Route 30

and Briarwood Court.

The plan which was reviewed

Monday night

included several changes

from the plan which was

initially discussed in February,

including the physical

rotation of several

buildings.

The development plan

is set to include 48 townhome

units, divided into

eight six-unit buildings.

The original plan would

have required significant

drainage work to reconfigure

an existing detention

pond, which the developer

deemed to be too costly.

The revised plan rotates

the orientation of the four

southern buildings so

more units face out over

the detention pond and

less reconstructive work

is required. According to

Director of Community

Development Robin Ellis,

the change eliminates

some courtyard area between

the buildings from

the original plan, but does

not fundamentally change

the density of the development.

The plan also requires

a variance to allow for

less than 25 percent of the

units to contain three or

more bedrooms. Since the

developer plans to market

the subdivision primarily

to “empty-nesters and

millenials” the majority of

the units contain only two

bedrooms.

The board also gave

preliminary approval to an

annexation agreement for

the Augustinian Monastery

located at 440 North

Marley Road after holding

a brief public hearing

on the issue. The Augustinian

nuns are considering

options to put an addition

on building to create

additional meeting space.

If that plan moves forward,

the building would

be required to install fire

sprinklers, which would

necessitate a connection

to New Lenox’s village

water and sewer systems.

No one from the public

came forward to speak at

the public hearing and the

board voted unanimously

to accept the first reading

of the annexation agreement.

After approving the two

first-readings, the board

also expedited the process

of creating a Special

Service Area for the new

Ashton Estates North subdivision.

A Special Service Area

creates a provision for the

village to introduce a tax

on a subdivision should

the Home Owner’s Association

ever need the village

to take responsibility

for maintenance such as

detention pond mowing.

Since the subdivision,

which is located at Spencer

Road just south of

Laraway, currently has no

property owners except

for the developer who requested

the agreement be

made, the board opted to

waive the first and second

readings of the ordinance

to allow for a public hearing

and approval to take

place at the next board

meeting.

Finally, the board voted

to approve the appointment

of Chuck Devriendt

as a village magistrate.

Devriendt is a former

police officer who has

worked as legal counsel

for the City of Chicago

and the Chicago Park

District. According to

Mayor Tim Baldermann,

he recently oversaw the

workers compensation

hearings for the State of

Illinois in Will County.

As magistrate, he would

serve the village as a

judge overseeing administrative

tickets and challenges

to local ordinance

violations. Devriendt was

appointed to fill the seat

left by magistrate Tom

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Residents pack room to learn about Beatles history

Sean Hastings, Editor

More than 25 people

showed up to the New

Lenox Public Library on

June 26 to learn about “The

Beatles: Their History in

One Hour.”

Attendees shared their

favorite songs, in a small

survey to decide what New

Lenox’s favorite Beatles

song was. It was close but

the majority picked “Yesterday”

as their favorite.

The event was planned

by programming director

Kelli Svancarek, who is

still new to her position,

but was happy with how

the night turned out.

“I heard from other libraries

that this program

is really good,” she said.

“Our theme for summer

learning programs is “It’s

Showtime.” l wanted to get

a show that I know a lot of

people would be interested

in. Fortunately, I knew that

the anniversary of Abbey

Road is coming up, so this

kind of fit in with a lot of

the Beatles stuff.”

The 50th anniversary for

the iconic album is Sept.

26.

The history lesson was

given by pop music historian

and lecturer Gary Wenstrup.

He took the Beatle

fanatics through the entire

history touching on their

hit songs/albums, how they

formed, where the name

came from, how their look

and sound was nothing like

what anyone was doing at

the time.

From being incredibly

young when they formed

— ages ranging from 14-

17 — what they were doing

was too original and it was

not until their seventh try at

a record label where they

finally got signed. Also, the

name was “corny” because

they added the “A” into the

name to represent a “beat.”

There is far more information

to be learned about

arguably the most successful

band of all time, but

Wenstrop made it work

within an hour.

And for Wenstrop, he

is in a sense, living out a

dream.

He also teaches similar

courses at the College of

DuPage, such as Simon &

Garfunkel, Motown and

more.

“The first time I heard

The Beatles, I just flipped,”

he said. “I loved it. I never

stopped living it.”

He spent his career in advertising

in sales and when

he retired from that, he took

a class at COD and learned

about Bob Dylan and eventually

started to teach about

The Beatles.

“I’m always researching,”

he said. “I was talking

to some friends when

I first started this and that I

was going to do this, they

asked, ‘How long have you

working on it?’ My younger

brother was standing

right next to me and under

his breath, ‘His whole life.’

“I still read about it, I

still listen to it, but I went

back and read all the books

to make sure I had my facts

right as best I could. I lived

it, but I also researched it.”

Everyone at least knows

who The Beatles are. And

having been big in the 60’s,

the attendees at the event at

the library were what one

could expect, but there was

a younger person there, too,

and that is something Wenstrup

loves to see.

“All this time later [people

still become fans],” he

said. “I was listening to

an ad or podcast and they

said, “Even if you don’t

like The Beatles, they still

influenced whatever you

listened to...even if The

Beatles aren’t your thing,

the people that are your

thing, love them.”

There are more similar

events planned for the future

and they can be viewed

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The family decided to

name a team after him

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That team raised over

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and triumphs getting

through chemotherapy and

college at the same time.

“Six years ago, I was a

rising senior at Lincoln-

Way West high school. I

was involved in all the cancer

fundraisers,” Foley told

the crowd. “I spoke about

my late father when he lost

his battle to cancer when I

was five years old. I spoke

about other friends and family

members who battled

cancer. A lot has changed in

those years. I’m now a college

grad entering the work

force in a month. The thing

that has most impacted my

life from when I left here is

now I have cancer.”

Just two months into a

new college in 2017, Foley

was diagnosed with stage

3 thyroid cancer.

“Imagine getting diagnosed

and you’re an hourand-a-half

away from any

support system and in your

dorm room alone,” Foley

said. “People told me that

thyroid cancer is the good

cancer, I don’t know how

any cancer can be good.”

Foley had her thyroid

removed. Shortly after

the surgery she found out

there were two large tumors.

She went through

radio active iodine.

“I wanted to reach two

goals — one go into remission

by graduation and two

finish my degree,” Foley

said. “I returned to school

in 2018 and got support by

my accounting classmates.

No one prepared me how

hard it was to have cancer

while you’re attending college

full time. Because of

how bad I was feeling both

physically and emotionally

I decided it was time

to go to a support group.

“I went in thinking it

would be like the movie

“The Fault in Our Stars.”

It wasn’t. I was the youngest

person there by 50

years. Afterwards an elderly

woman told me don’t worry

you’re young, you have the

rest of your life to live. To

which I wanted to respond,

you already lived your entire

life, I might not make it

to next year. I never went to

the support group again.”

Foley returned back to

school. She rearranged her

classes around her treatments.

In January 2019

there were two more spots

found, which Foley has today.

“I decided that cancer

doesn’t define me,” Foley

said. “When I look I look

at all my accomplishments

I have decided I will not

let cancer stop me from

living.”

For information on Relay

For Life or American

Cancer Society, call (800)

227-2345.

State Rep. McDermed

announces retirement

Staff Report

State Rep. Margo

McDermed announced

through a press release

July 10 that she would not

be seeking reelection in

November 2020.

“If I were to win reelection

next year, I would turn

70 years old shortly after

being sworn in,” the statement

read. “After 30 years

as a corporate lawyer, followed

by 14 years as an

elected official, it’s time to

retire again.”

After finishing her corporate

career in 2006, Mc-

Dermed was elected to a

series of offices including

Frankfort Township Clerk,

Will County Board and finally

as State Representative

for the 37th District,

which covers portions of

Mokena, Frankfort and

New Lenox.

“It has been an honor to

Margo McDermed

serve and get to know the

residents of the 37th District,”

McDermed wrote in

her announcement. “I will

continue to call it home

and be its staunch advocate,

but the time has come

for me to take a step back.

After serving out my current

term that ends in January

2021, I plan to travel,

quilt, volunteer and spend

more time with my two

granddaughters and all my

family.”


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Rib Cook-Off raises money for Manteno Veterans Home

Lee Cruz, Freelance Reporter

The Thomas E. Hartung

American Legion Post

1977 hosted its second annual

Rib Cook-Off, Saturday

July 13.

The 90-degree air temperature,

the fired-up

smokers of 20 competitors

and the presence of a

couple hundred attendees

are all factors that made

the occasion a hot one.

The event generated

money that was donated to

the Illinois Veterans Home

in Manteno.

The event was a feast

for the senses, as it featured

the scents and savory

tastes of the barbecue and

the festive sights and spirited

sounds of community

members engaged in fun

activities and lively conversation.

The competitors toiled

diligently over their smokers

through the harsh

weather conditions in an

attempt to claim first prize.

But they were united in

the prevailing reason that

they entered the cookoff—to

demonstrate their

support for military veterans.

“This was an opportunity

to support a good cause

and help out our veterans,”

John Quinlan of the Q-1-9

team said. “We owe them

a deep amount of gratitude

for their service.”

Everyone had their own

style of ribs and experience

of competing.

“Any time my buddies

and I can get together to

doing something that we

like to do and at the same

time raise money for the

veterans, it’s a win-win,”

Brendan Richardson of the

Beer Nuts team said.

The Beer Nuts team prepares their ribs at the Rib Cook-

Off at the New Lenox American Legion, Saturday July

13. Lee Cruz/22nd Century Media

Some teams had direct

connections to the Legion

and some did not. For

Brittni Voltolina of the Silence

of the Hams, she did.

“My dad is a member

of the Sons of American

Legion, and we love to

cook ribs, so we figured

we would give it a shot,”

she said.

Some teams have involvement

with the veterans

in other ways.

“Airgas is a big supporter

of the vets,” Fred Ewing

of the Airgas team said.

“We do Wounded Warriors

projects on a national level,

so we thought it would

be a great opportunity to

come out here and support

the vets.”

Judges included local

business owners, community

leaders, local media

personalities and even a

Kansas City Barbecue Society

certified judge.

Ribs were judged on

taste, aroma, tenderness,

appearance, and overall

impression. Sweet Cleaver

Barbecue emerged as the

first place victors, with

Smokin’ the Good Stuff

BBQ and Alpha Baking

Company, Inc. finishing

in second and third place,

respectively.

Sweet Cleaver, based

out of South Bend, Indiana,

is the father and son

team of Michael and Daniel

Gard.

Michael attributed his

recipe’s success to its ability

to please a wide variety

of palates.

“We try to put together

a flavor that’s well-balanced

— not too hot, not

too sweet,” he said. “It just

kind of appeals to the most

people.”

Mayor Tim Baldermann

was on hand to offer his

support for the event.

“I’m out here all the

time for events with the

American Legion,” he

said. “They do such a

great job. This is an amazing

post. They really care

about the New Lenox

community; not just the

veterans, but the community

as a whole.”

This article was cut to fit for

print. To read the full article,

visit NewLenoxPatriot.com.

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The New Lenox Fire

Protection District Foundation

will hold the Controlled

Burn Beef Cook-

Off — held in conjunction

with Family Fun Day —

Aug. 3 in its eighth consecutive

year.

“The purpose of this

event is two-fold,” said

Tim Hartnell, president of

the New Lenox Fire Protection

District Foundation.

“Number one, this is

to support the foundation,

number two, is to honor a

long-standing tradition of

what New Lenox Chamber

used to do many years

ago.”

Hartnell said New

Lenox residents sometimes

take home roasts

during Proud American

Days, cook them up and

bring the roasts back for

judging.

“When we started the

Foundation 10 years ago

this past June, one of the

things we talked about

was building relationships

between the community,

the fire district and the

foundation,” Hartnell

said. “We thought this

would be a way to do this,

bringing back the beef

cook-off.”

The foundation is looking

to have eight to 12

cooks. There is a $75 fee

for the cooks. Sponsorships

are also available

for $100 and allows the

business to have its name

on a banner.

“You cook a 13-pound

roast,” Hartnell said. “You

are given three-and-a-half

hours to cook it, then you

do a presentation box, just

like in a competition. It’s

being judged on appearance,

texture, tenderness

Preparing for the annual Controlled Burn Beef Cooking

event are (left to right) Chief Adam Riegel, Fire Marshall

Jamie Brown, Tim Hartnell, President of the New Lenox

Fire Protection District Foundation, Bill McCollum,

Sandra Delair and Carol Michalski. Mary Compton/22nd

Century Media

and flavor. It allows people

to take their passion of

cooking for the Village of

New Lenox to see.”

Cooking spaces are

limited to a first-comefirst-served

basis for those

wishing to enter.

“What is great is, after

we deem a winner from

the cookers, we take all

these roasts and donate

them to Morning Star

Mission. The mission then

takes that meat and feed

those struggling and having

a hard time,” Hartnell

said.

This is one event the

New Lenox Fire Protection

District Foundation

puts on to raise funds that

help the firefighters. Because

of events like this,

the foundation was recently

able to purchase a

thermal imaging camera.

“These events are very

important,” said Sandra

DeLair, director of the

New Lenox Fire Protection

District Foundation.

“We have so many lives

that were trying to help.

We want to fill the needs

for emergency situations

in the community. When

the fire station comes

to use with needs such

as new leads or updated

equipment, we want to

make sure as a foundation,

those first responders

are equipped.”

“When we go out to

buy a new engine, by the

time it is street ready it is

$700,000 dollars,” Hartnell

said. “It takes a lot of

money to make this operation

run. The district

does a great job with the

proceeds they have been

blessed with from the

village. Everything this

foundation does is based

on the concept of saving

a life.”

The winner gets a trophy

that they can bring

home for a year.

The event will be held

at Station One, 261 E.

Maple St.

Cooking starts at 9 a.m.

and judging will take

place at about noon.

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Fishing for Fun

Local children and high school students fish at the library

during the ‘Let’s Go Fishin’!’ event

beef

From Page 8

The day begins at 11

a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

The event will also feature

fire engine rides,

a bounce house, safety

house, children’s activities,

a side-by-side burn

demonstration, fire extinguisher

training and more.

There will also be pizza

and snow cones, sponsored

by Chicago Dough

and Old Plank Trail Community

Bank.

“This is a great time of

fellowship, it’s a way to

bring people together,”

Hartnell said. “We believe

in Proud American Days,

we believe in our heritage

as a village as part of the

state and part of the country.

We use this as a way

to get together as New

Lenox residents to show

our love and support.”

To be a sponsor or take

part in cooking the beef,

contact Tim Hartnell at

(815) 462-0023.

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Tristian Minarik, a sophomore at Lincoln-Way West, holds up the fish he caught.

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Club member, helps Harrison

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LEFT: Alex Fox (right) and his

grandpa Bill Schaefer reel in

a catfish during the ‘Let’s Go

Fishin’!’ event. Photos by Sean

Hastings/22nd Century Media




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School News

Southeast Missouri State University

New Lenox student graduates

Kaila Pohrte, Bachelor of Science in

sport management; Cum Laude, graduated

in the spring of 2019.

University of Illinois

New Lenox student makes dean’s list

Chantz A. Pinder was named to the

dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester.

Miami University

Three students named to dean’s list

Andrew Linares, Alaina Singh and

Bella Zarlengo were named to the dean’s

list for the spring 2019 semester.

Kaitlyn Blake, Rachel Gamen, Trevor

Hoffmann, Samantha Keating, Hailey

Krone, Anthony Marotta, Sarah Mikolajczak,

Alex Muehlbacher, Katherine

Pavlak, Renee Propp, Samantha Santo,

Hanna Schuman, Owen Sigrist, Bridget

Soukup, Megan Swallow, Mariah

Vanslyke and Alyssa Ward were named

to the dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester.

Wheaton College

New Lenox students included on dean’s list

Clara Leo, Rachel Czaja and Olivia

Judge made the dean’s list for the 2019

spring semester.

the new lenox patriot’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Andrew Madon, Rising

sophomore at Lincoln-Way

Central

What is one essential you must have when

studying?

One essential thing you need for studying

is effort because if you don’t care,

you’re going to do bad. Those grades can

affect your future plans for college.

University of Kansas

Honor roll list includes New Lenox

student

Justin Gianares was named to the honor

roll for the spring 2019 semester.

Trinity Christian College

Four student from New Lenox make dean’s

list

Ryan Bakke, Nicole Buggert, Hannah

Dooley and Moira Garvey were named to

the dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester.

What do you like to do when not in school

or studying?

When I am not in school or studying, I

am practicing sports or playing many different

games with my brother. Usually

these games get very competitive.

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Illinois State University

Dean’s list includes New Lenox students

School news is compiled by Editor Sean Hastings

What are some of your most played songs

on your iPod?

Some of my most played songs are

“Wow” by Post Malone, “Human,” by

Rag’n’bone Man and “Underdog,” by

Eddy B and Tim Gunter. I like these songs

because they can inspire you or get you

ready for something big coming up.

What is one thing people don’t know

about you?

One thing people usually don’t know

about me is that I am very competitive. I

do not like to lose to someone I know I can

beat or is not very good at what we are doing.

Whom do you look up to and why?

I look up to my parents because they

want to make my life easier or put me

on the right path to be successful in the

future. Also, they teach me how to get

out of a bad situation where I can’t get

any help.

Who is your favorite teacher and why?

My favorite teacher is my English teacher

Mr. P. He is my favorite teacher because

he always makes English fun. English is

the class I disliked the most until I had Mr.

P as my English teacher.

What’s one thing that stands out about

your school?

One thing that stands out in our school

is that we have the best test scores in the

state. And how well we do in other activities

involving the school.

What’s your favorite thing to eat in the

cafeteria?

My favorite thing to eat at the cafeteria

is probably the fries, but I don’t get them

often.

What’s your best memory from school?

My best memory from school is when

I was able to play soccer for the Central

team and we won the first game I played in.

What do you keep under your bed?

I keep a bunch of shoe boxes with baseball

cards in them under my bed.

Standout Student is a weekly feature for The

New Lenox Patriot. Nominations come from

New Lenox area schools.

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Dancing to the Music

New Lenox children and their parents spend morning dancing

and listening to music from Alina Celeste, internationally

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Police Reports

Generator valued at $4,000 stolen from construction site at Silver Cross

Someone reportedly stole

a $4,000 generator from

a construction site on the

Silver Cross campus, 1851

Silver Cross Blvd., July 1.

July 7

• Christopher Wahl, 38,

2995 Royal Court, was

charged with disorderly

conduct. An officer was

dispatched to Royal Court

in reference to a harassment

complaint, police said. The

officer reportedly learned

of an on-going dispute between

neighbors. Police

said the officer learned that

the complainant felt threatened

by statements made

by Wahl.

July 6

• Vandalism was reported at

John Street and Elm Drive

at Linden Oaks. Police said

the complainant advised

that someone spray-painted

graffiti on the sidewalk and

on the street.

July 5

• Bryant H. Antonio, 19,

521 N. Briggs St., Joliet,

was charged with retail

theft. An officer was dispatched

to Walmart, 501 E.

Lincoln Highway in reference

to a retail theft complaint.

The complainant

advised that the offender,

Antonio, stole a Bluetooth

speaker valued at $39 from

the store. The speaker was

recovered.

July 3

• Nicholas Alcantar, 18,

424 Bethel Drive Apt.#1,

was charged with DUI. An

officer reportedly observed

a vehicle speeding and conducted

a traffic stop on the

vehicle at Nelson Road and

Coyote Trail. The officer

met with the driver, Alcantar,

and learned that he was

driving under the influence

of alcohol.

July 1

• A resident in the 600

block of Lilas Court reportedly

had their identity

stolen. Police said the complainant

advised that someone

obtained their personal

information and opened a

fraudulent account with Verizon.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New

Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

New Lenox Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Anyone listed

in these reports is considered

to be innocent of all charges

until proven guilty in a court

of law.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Residents ‘hurt’ by

Confederate group in

Fourth of July event speak

out

Concerns from residents

regarding the participation

of a pro-Confederacy

group in Mokena’s Fourth

of July festivities was top

of mind July 8, during the

Village Board of Trustees

meeting.

Mokena residents and

members of the Southwest

Suburban Activists spoke

during the public comment

portion of the meeting to

register their complaints

and ask Village officials

for answers — as well as

action. This came after

the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

group participated in the

Village’s Independence

Day festivities.

Bill Walsh detailed his

family’s deep roots in the

military and said he was

“hurt” by the inclusion

of the pro-Confederacy

group.

“I’m hurt by a number

of different things because

the history of the Confederacy

is they were antiblack,

anti-Jew and anti-

Catholic,” Walsh said.

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“The neo-Confederates

will add anti-brown and

anti-Muslim to that group.

This is really a disgusting

group. I have no problems

with Confederate cemeteries

and appropriate statues

honoring the passing of

a fellow person. But we

have no business honoring

basically what I call a

treasonous group of people

who wanted to secede

from the union. I’m hurt

by it.”

Later, during his comments

to the Village

Board, Fleischer addressed

the Fourth of July

concerns.

Fleischer said “the Village

of Mokena has never

and will never condone

action that threatens the

safety of our residents.”

“Further, as the Village’s

motto says —

‘Pleasant living through

planned progress’ — [that]

requires all of us, elected

officials and residents

alike, to work together

when there is an issue that

could interfere with our

pleasant living or planned

progress,” he said.

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit MokenaMessen

ger.com.

FROM THE orland park

prairie

Man shot through door in

alleged targeted attack

An Orland Park man

reportedly was in stable

condition Monday, July

15, after being shot twice

in the abdomen the prior

night.

The 20-year-old man or

his family are believed to

have been the “intended

target,” according to a

press release from the Orland

Park Police Department.

As of press time, Lt.

Ken Rosinski said a motive

was not yet known,

but the manner — the offender

rang the doorbell

and did not enter the home

— suggests it was targeted.

The incident occurred

at 9:11 p.m. in the 9600

block of Kris Trail.

The weapon, a 40 caliber

semi-automatic gun,

was fired through the

still-closed door, which is

glass, Rosinski noted.

“We do believe that this

house and/or family was

the intended target,” Rosinski

said. “Whether or

not it’s the actual victim

was the target we do not

know.”

Rosinski said police did

not believe there was any

danger to the public.

The victim was transported

to Christ Hospital

and reportedly was in stable

condition.

The alleged offender

was described as a black

male in his mid-20s who

may have been driving a

silver, older model sedan.

Anyone with information

is asked to call (708)

349-4111 or email cri

metips@orlandpark.org.

Reporting by Lauren Coughlin,

Contributing Editor. For

more, visit OPPrairie.com

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

Eagle Scout recognized by

Village for service project

The Homer Glen Village

Board recently recognized

Homer Glen resident and

Lockport Township High

School student Alex

Worachek, who received

his Eagle Scout award on

April 25.

While many Scouts do

not achieve Eagle status,

the highest rank in the Boy

Scouts of America, until

their junior or senior year

of high school, Worachek,

15, received his just before

completing his freshman

year.

In order to achieve the

rank of Eagle, a Scout has

to be active as a Life Scout

for at least six months, receive

recommendations

from family and community

members, collect at

least 21 merit badges and

complete a service project

within the community.

For his service project,

Alex decided to pass on a

kindness that was given to

his younger brother, Justin,

when he had medical

problems as a child by collecting

stuffed animals for

children receiving treatment

in the hospital.

Throughout the month

of April 2018, Worachek

collected 1,818 stuffed

animals, which he sorted

through with his fellow

members of Troop 318

and delivered to Stroger

Hospital in Chicago on

July 10, 2018.

Reporting by Jessie Molloy,

Freelance Reporter . For

more, visit HomerHorizon.

com.


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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From NewLenoxPatriot.com as of Monday,

July 15

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benefits different foundations

2. NL resident offering to paint variety of

portraits for others

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through ACL injuries

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from the editor

Rib Cook-Off was more than just some good ribs

Sean Hastings

sean@newlenoxpatriot.com

This past weekend I

was a judge for the

second annual Rib

Cook-Off hosted by the

Thomas E. Hartung American

Legion Post 1977 in

New Lenox.

You know — for my extensive

knowledge of ribs.

Not really, but it was still a

great event to be apart of.

Our judging table — 12

judges — consisted of

other media personalities,

Legion members, one actual

certified rib judge and

other faces of New Lenox.

It was tough to judge the

scores of the ribs — split

into halves as six judges

judged one half the other

six judged the other half

of teams’ ribs — because

they were all unique.

We were judging to find

the best ribs. While we

were able to declare a winner,

the best part of the day

had nothing to do with the

ribs themselves.

The winners — one

through three — all

returned portions of their

cash prizes to be donated

back to the Manteno Veterans

Home. Bob McGuire

of Alpha Baking Co.

came in third place and

donated back his winnings,

Russ Morris of Smokin’

the Good Stuff came in

second place and donated

back some of his team’s

winnings and Mike Gard

of Sweet Cleaver donated

back his first-place winnings

as well.

That gesture goes to

show that the day, while

it was fun for everyone

involved, that it was bigger

than cooking some good

ribs and trying to get first

place.

Teams showed up as early

as 6:30 a.m. to prepare

for the day, though cooking

didn’t start until 8:30

a.m. and winners weren’t

announced until close to 5

p.m. as judging happened

close to 3 p.m.

Mayor Tim Baldermann

says it best. He always

notes how New Lenox

is the ‘Home of Proud

Americans’ and NL sure

lived up to that title on

Saturday.

Last year, lots of money

was raised and the Legion

was able to buy the

veterans home new freezers.

But only eight teams

competed last year.

The Legion nearly

tripled the response this

year. Now it’s time to see

how big the response is

next year. There is only so

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much room on the American

Legion lawn for team’s

to set up shop. But if there

are teams willing to cook

and donate to the veterans

home, I’m sure there will

be a way to get them in.

For me, I’d love to be

back next year and judge

again. Not because I get

to taste good ribs, but

because I get to witness the

gestures I saw on Saturday.

The teams walked away

with some large trophies

and no more cash in hand,

and if it was me that won

the money, I know that it

goes a lot further if I did

not have it in my hand.

The total amount raised

from all of the day’s festivities

were not immediately

known, but with threetimes

the turnout this year,

it will really help the vets.

Nick McGuire, a member

of the Legion, coordinated

the event and said

that they try to buy them

stuff that the state can’t

always provide them.

And what better and

more fun way than to get

the community together to

cook and eat ribs.

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Strength in numbers

A number of local Girl Scouts achieved the

program’s highest rank, Page 18

Pigs fly

Irish Pig BBQ’s variety soars under new

ownership, Page 21

Curtain Call to

perform ‘Working: A

Musical,’ Page 17

Cast of Curtain Call Theatre’s production of “Working: A Musical” Joseph Kotze (left),

Jacob Dorris (middle) and Eva Comerford pose outside the theater on Front Street in

Mokena while construction goes on. Photo submitted


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Revolution Church (24520 South U.S.

Highway 52, Manhattan)

More Faith Less Fret Study

6:30 p.m. Mondays.

Held at the house of a

parishioner. Contact the

church for more information

at (815) 418-6555.

United Methodist Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox)

Worship Schedule

Traditional worship is at

9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays.

St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second

Ave., New Lenox)

The Life in the Spirit

Prayer Group

The Life In the Spirit

Prayer Group meets on

Thursday July 18 at

7:30 p.m. in the Day

Chapel. Father Robert will

do a teaching. Please join

us for a Spirit-filled evening.

Future meetings will

be August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

and August 15th at 8:00

p.m. (after Mass). Information

at 815-557-8990 or

815-557-8274.

Eucharistic Adoration

8 a.m.- 5 p.m. first Friday

of the month.

Lincoln-Way Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

HERO Family Support

Group

7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

This group is open

to anyone with a family

member currently struggling

with addiction, suspected

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experiences and an opportunity

to meet and network

with others.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Church Service

10:30 Sundays. For

more information, call the

church at (815) 485-5152.

Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Worship

5 p.m. Saturday and 9

a.m. Sunday

Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Celebrate Recovery

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

For anyone struggling with

hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

For more information, call

Deb at (708) 516-6318.

St. John Orthodox Chapel (112 Church

Street, New Lenox)

A Discussion Group on

How to be a Sinner

Meets every Wednesday

at 7:30 p.m. For more

information visit saint

johnofchicago.com or call

(630) 638-9462

New Life Church (500 Gougar Road,

New Lenox)

Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays. For

more information, call

(815) 462-0202.

The Hub (1303 S. Schoolhouse Road,

New Lenox)

The Center Youth Group

6:30-9 p.m. every Thursday.

Teens ages 12-19 are

welcome. The night features

live music, an open

gym, an encouraging message

and a chance to meet

new friends. For more information,

call (815) 717-

8002.

Cherry Hill Church of Christ (2749

Lancaster Drive, Joliet)

Sunday Services

10:30 a.m. every Sunday;

1 p.m. on the first

Sunday of each month

and 6 p.m. every Sunday

except the first Sunday of

each month.

Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine

St., New Lenox)

Sunday Services

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Rite II. 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Rite II with music,

followed by coffee hour.

For more information, call

(815) 485-6596.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

Worship Service

8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

every Sunday.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30

a.m. Sundays.

Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox)

Church Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays.

Bible Study

10 a.m. Every Wednesday.

For more information,

call (815) 485-5327.

The Journey Church (14414 W. Ford

Drive, New Lenox)

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

Reverberate Youth Group

1-3 p.m. Every first

Sunday of the month. The

group meets to discuss a

message geared toward junior

and senior high school

students. For more information,

email youth@our

journey.cc.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Editor

Sean Hastings at sean@

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call (708) 326-9170 ext. 48.

Information is due by noon

on Thursdays one week prior

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‘Working: A Musical’ explores what ‘work’ means to others

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Work: For many, it’s a fourletter

dirty word.

But when Studs Turkel wrote

his 1974 book, “Working: People

Talk About What They Do

All Day and How They Feel

About What They Do,” readers

finally caught a glimpse at what

work meant to different people

of different professions from all

walks of life.

Now, Curtain Call Theatre is

scheduled to perform an adaptation

of Terkel’s book, “Working:

A Musical,” July 25-28.

The musical follows more

than 20 individuals in different

professions as they explain the

joys, complications and hardships

involved in their working

lives through a series of monologues

and songs.

Some of the characters are humorous,

such as Candy Cottingham

— played by 15-year-old

Frankfort resident Olivia Ernst

— a fundraiser and socialite

who enjoys mingling with others.

Some of the characters reveal

a darker side to their nature,

such as Edna Jaffe — played by

15-year-old Frankfort resident

Sara Glass — a publicist who

feels as though she’s spent her

career giving attention to others

and not enough to herself,

which leads her down a path of

depression and substance abuse.

New Lenox resident Jacob

Dorris, 17, plays Frank Decker,

an interstate truck driver who

rarely gets to see his family.

Dorris said the loneliness his

character experiences because

of the amount of time that he

has to put in to his job to provide

for his family — as is the

case with people in many professions

— was, “emotionally

striking.”

Joseph Kotze, a 15-year-old

from Frankfort, plays ironworker

Mike Dillard, one of several

blue-collar professionals the

musical portrays.

The cast of Curtain Call Theatre’s production of “Working: A Musical” pose during rehearsal. The show is scheduled to run from July 25-

28 at Curtain Call Theatre in Mokena. Photo submitted

“I feel like a big theme of the

show, and a big theme the character

is centered around, is the

idea that being a laborer is sort

of a lower status, job-wise; it’s

a very blue-collar job, and we

just associate that with having a

lower status in society,” Kotze

said.

But, after going through his

character’s monologue, Kotze

realized there was a lot about

being an ironworker that maybe

wasn’t quite as simple as he first

thought.

“There’s so much more that

people never really take the

time to recognize,” Kotze said,

which leads to an “inability to

know what other people go

through, what other people

have to do to make a living, to

provide for their family. That’s

what the show’s about: It’s

about understanding, relating.”

When Kaitlyn Lee, 16, of

Frankfort, was looking for someone

to relate to for her character,

union organizer Ellen Epstein,

she found that she needed to look

in a different direction to relate

because she noticed that a lot of

the people who had been suggested

to her to model her character

after were men.

“Ellen is doing a traditionally

guy’s job, and I thought that was

something I could use because

it makes her want to work even

harder to prove that she can do

what any guy can do,” Lee said.

Then there are the professions

that take on the tasks that others

seemingly don’t want to do,

such as Theresa Liu, a nanny

played by 18-year-old Mokena

resident Eva Comerford.

“[Liu] takes care of this little

girl from the time she wakes up

until the time she goes to bed,”

Comerford said. “A nanny is

kind of like a kid’s parent; if you

have a nanny, then you don’t

know your kids sometimes. …

She views [her job] as she’s replacing

the parents because the

parents aren’t getting to know

their child.”

And then there are those at

the far end of the spectrum: the

retirees.

New Lenox resident Joshua

Stefans plays the role of Joe

Zutty. Stefans said he found that

people can sometimes lose part

of their identity after they retire,

If you’re going…

What: “Working: A Musical”

When: 7:30 p.m. July 25-27;

2 p.m. July 28

Where: Curtain Call Theatre,

11112 Front St. in Mokena

Cost: $22

For more information…

Phone: (708) 607-2281

Web: ccctheatre.com

as if they were, “being forgotten.”

“I’ve noticed there’s this issue

out there where when people

retire they just kind of waste

away. And it’s really sad,” Stefans

said. “Seeing that side of

things made me embrace the

role differently in a positive

way.”


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Nine reach highest level in Girl Scouts together

Bella Zarlengo

Freelance Reporter

On June 4, the nine

young women that make

up the Mokena Girl Scout

troop 70980 were honored

with a bridging ceremony

signifying their new titles

as lifetime members.

Tori Zoetvelt, Alyssa

Ramirez, Addy Kolsto,

Calista Harvey, Kelly

Garcia, Alexis Madorma,

Kat Flesher, Anna Fushi

and Tori Bailey have all

been in the same troop

since sixth grade. Some

of the girls in the troop

have been apart of the Girl

Scouts organization since

they were in Kindergarten,

others since first and

second grade.

Every Girl Scout is honored

with a bridging ceremony

as they reach each

higher level of the organization.

Each member

moves through the levels

Daisy, Brownie, Junior,

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador.

And once members

graduate high school

they are honored with a

ceremony as they become

lifetime members. At this

final bridging ceremony,

the young women’s parents

honored them with

a box filled with flowers

from past bridging ceremonies

and pictures.

During their journey

as Girl Scouts, the young

women worked through

service events to earn their

bronze, silver and gold

service awards. The troop

focused mainly on feeding

the hungry for their

service work. For their

silver award as Girl Scout

Cadettes they fasted for an

entire day, having only a

baked potato to eat, in attempts

to simulate what

it is like to live in a third

world country.

The young women,

along with the rest of

the Mokena Girl Scout

troops, also took a trip to

New York and passed out

bags containing mittens,

non perishable food, tissues

and other essentials

to homeless people in the

city. The 9-80s, as they

call themselves, planned

the entire trip, as well as

the fundraising, for all 40

of the members to be able

to take the trip.

“That was very rewarding,

actually. People were

extremely grateful,” Fushi

said.

Ramirez added that

many of the people who

received bags gave them

hugs and took time to

speak with them.

The girls also used to

work with the Ronald Mc-

Donald House nearly once

a month, participated in

Feed My Starving Children

and collected gently

worn shoes for the Share

Your Soles foundation.

“I figure, total over the

course of their Girl Scout

years, they’ve each done

close to 1,000 service

hours,” Troop leader Melanie

Kolsto said.

Melanie, who all of the

girls refer to as “Mom”

even though she is only really

related to Addy, said

that her troop is unique because

very few troops stay

together for as long as the

9-80’s have.

“Fifth grade is the high

drop off point. The girls

that do stay past fifth grade

are generally one or two

in a troop. It’s rare that

there’s nine of them,” Melanie

said.

All of the girls agreed

that their friendships were

the main reason they all

stayed with the organization

until they reached the

highest level possible. The

troop met twice a month

during their Girl Scout

Members of Mokena Girl Scout Troop 70980 and their families receive recognition for making their final bridge

June 4, as each graduated high school and are now lifetime members. Photos submitted

years.

“It’s a good break from

everything else, to have

the same nine girls you can

talk to,” Flesher said.

The troop was also sure

to attribute part of their

bond with the amount of

difficult moments they

have gone through together.

Eighteen months

ago the troop lost their

co-leader Debbie Harvey,

Calista’s mom, to battle

with cancer. And at the

same time, Fushi was also

battling cancer.

“My favorite memory

is, about two years ago, I

got sick with cancer and

everybody here was very,

very supportive and did a

lot of things for me,” Fushi

said.

While all nine girls have

been in the same troop

since sixth grade, some

have known each other

since their very first years

in Girl Scouts. And during

their final bridging ceremony,

Ramirez put together

a slideshow of pictures

to show all of the memories

the troop has shared

Members of Mokena Girl Scout Troop 70980 celebrate after nine made the final bridge

June 4. All nine were given lifetime memberships in Girl Scouts.

together.

The troop was responsible

for planning events,

such as the father daughter

dance for the Mokena

Girl Scouts unit. Now that

they are lifetime members,

the young women are able

to volunteer at events so

they can continue to be

involved with the organization.

All of the girls recently

graduated from high

school: Fushi and Garcia

from Lincoln Way Central,

and the rest from Lincoln

Way East. And while most

of the girls will be going

to different schools out of

state, the few girls who are

staying close to home are

planning on getting lunch

often with their troop

leader. And all of the girls

agreed they will spend

most of their breaks from

school with each other,

just as they have for the

past six years.


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TRIAD: Beware of fake online pharmacies

Kathie Johnson

Director of Family Services for

New Lenox Township

More and more

seniors are

purchasing their

prescription medicine

from online pharmacies

for the convenience and

cost savings they offer.

While there are definitely

legitimate online pharmacies,

there are many more

Reach more than

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Seniors are especially

targeted for scams. That

is why it is of the utmost

importance that seniors

educate themselves on

common scams and big

frauds. Learning and

keeping current with new

scams and fraud is also

important. The goal is to

learn how you can better

understand how you can

avoid falling victim to

criminals who seek to

cheat us and worse.

Here is the website that

the USA Government

provides to help you find

your way on these criminal

acts:https://www.usa.

gov/scams-and-frauds

To learn more about these

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consumers and health

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The FDA has developed

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The risk of purchasing

from a dishonest seller

is high; the National Association

of Boards of

Pharmacy reports that less

than 3 percent of online

pharmacies meet state and

federal laws, according to

a press release.

What are the risks of

purchasing from a fake

online pharmacy?

The risk of purchasing

prescription medicine

from fraudulent online

pharmacies can be dangerous,

or even deadly.

At best, counterfeit

medicines are fakes of approved

drugs and should

be considered unsafe and

ineffective.

Most fraudulent online

pharmacies will most

likely put your personal

and financial information

at risk. These sites may

infect your computer with

viruses, and they may

sell your information to

other illegal websites and

Internet scams.

What are some of the

warning signs of a fake

online pharmacy?

• Allow you to buy

drugs without a prescription

• Offer discounts or

cheap prices that seem too

good to be true

• Send unsolicited email

or other spam offering

cheap medicine

• Ship prescription

drugs worldwide

• State that the drugs

will be shipped from a

foreign country

• Are located outside of

the United States

• Not licensed by a state

board of pharmacy in the

United States

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to identify safe online

pharmacies?

• Requires a valid prescription

• Provides a physical

address in the United

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• Is licensed with state

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the pharmacy is

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question

Is it okay to buy

prescription medicine

online from other

countries?

FDA does not have

jurisdiction of prescription

medication from other

countries; therefore, the

FDA cannot guarantee the

safety or effectiveness of

those medications.

Medicines approved

in other countries may

have slight variations,

or different ingredients,

that could cause you to

develop a resistance to

your medicine or result

in a misdiagnosis by your

doctor. If you take more

than one medicine, these

differences could also

cancel out the effects of

your medicines or cause

harmful interactions.

Aren’t most online

pharmacies safe and legal?

No. Only 3 percent

of online pharmacies

reviewed by the National

Association of Boards of

Pharmacy are in compliance

with U.S. pharmacy

laws and practice standards.

Isn’t it obvious to

consumers which online

pharmacies are fake and

which are legitimate?

No, it is not obvious

that a particular online

pharmacy is fake. Many

illegal online pharmacies

use fake “storefronts”to

make you think they are

real pharmacies. In fact,

many online pharmacy

scams are so sophisticated

that even health care professionals

can have a hard

time detecting illegal sites

at first glance.

The Manhattan-New

Lenox TRIAD for Older

Adults would like to invite

older adults (age 50 and

up) from the area to attend

our monthly meeting

Thursday, July 25 at 1:30

p.m. Our July meeting

will be held at the Manhattan

Village Hall Community

Room, 260 Market

Place, Manhattan.

Our guest speakers are

pharmacists from Jewel-

Osco on Laraway Road

and Schoolhouse Road in

New Lenox. The program

is “Medications and Older

Adults. We will be discussing

medications and their

effects on older adults.

TRIAD works to

improve the quality of

life for older adults by

providing an opportunity

for the exchange of information

between public

safety(police & fire), social

services and seniors.

There is no registration

or membership or fees

needed to attend this or

any of the TRIAD meetings.

Please join us. If you

have any questions,please

contact Marisa Schrieber

with New Lenox Fire,

(815) 463-4527,or Jackie

O’Hara with Manhattan

Fire at (815) 478-3197.

The opinions of this column

are those of the writer. They

do not necessarily reflect

those of The New Lenox

Patriot.


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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 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.”

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

Scott Tabor, the new owner of Irish Pig BBQ, keeps many of the restaurant’s well-known 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. Just barely

5. First name in fairy

tales

9. Rhyme for “stash,”

appropriately

14. Fashionable clothing

store

15. Long, long time

(variation)

16. Bypass

17. Book part

18. Court group.

19. Bogotá babies

20. James of jazz

21. Homer Glen neighbor

23. Western or eastern

25. Civil War soldier

28. A Manning

29. Picasso’s country

31. Evil soldier in “The

Lord of the Rings”

34. Finish

38. Automobile pioneer

39. Trouble

41. Land of opportunity

42. Misanthrope

43. Gas seller

44. Kind of line

46. Man-mouse connection

47. Deli order

50. Omega or flaxseed

52. Spot for a tattoo,

perhaps

53. PJs

59. It runs north to

south through Homer

Glen

61. Rent-__ (airport service)

63. You might talk to

her often at home

65. Halftime lead, e.g.

66. Flower receptacle

67. Kind of acid

68. They often clash in

Hollywood

69. “So what ___ is

new?”

70. Societal division

71. Change for a $50,

maybe

72. Comes out with

Down

1. Legally qualified

2. Choppers, so to

speak

3. Weaken

4. Knock down

5. Arrests

6. Fable maker

7. Tally mark

8. Chinese calendar

animal

9. River craft

10. State

11. Lowest female

voice

12. Get going

13. Publishing execs

22. Cousin of ante-

24. “Why should

___ you?”

26. Terminator

27. Big city in Iraq

30. Blue grass

31. Scarlett of Tara

32. More sparse

33. Crunchy vegtables

35. French nobleman

36. G.I. entertainers

37. Video camera

action

40. Bean

42. 1967 musical

45. Much-admired

woman

48. Intertwine

49. Zero

51. Fall ground cover

54. Receive

55. ___ podge

(mess)

56. Append

57. La ___ opera

house

58. Smart-mouthed

60. Escape route

62. Roger of

“Cheers”

63. Beginner instruction

in a subject

64. Mauna ___ (Hawaiian

volcano)

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

■■5-8 p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe

Williamson’s Restaurant

and Pub

(1490 W. Maple St.

New Lenox, (815) 485-

8585)

■■Wednesdays: $5

House Wine Wednesdays

■■Sundays: Spicy

Bloody Marys $5

Hickory Creek Brewing

Company

(1005 W Laraway Rd,

New Lenox. (779) 803-

3974)

■■3 p.m. -close Fridays:

Happy Hour from 3

to 6 p.m. followed by

Smokin’ Z BBQ food

truck from 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. and live

music.

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar &

Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■■6-8 p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar

Game. Free to play.

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old La-

Grange Road, Mokena;

(708) 478-3610)

■■9 p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St.,

Mokena; (708) 478-

8888)

■■6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays

and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

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@

22ndcenturymedia.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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24 | July 18, 2019 | the new lenox patriot real estate

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Amenities: Rich Brazilian

cherry floors dominate

virtually the entire home

giving it a warm, inviting

feel. Masterfully laid out

two-story family room with

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windows and french doors

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second-floor BR suites. Has

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kitchen is a culinary delight

with granite breakfast-bar

island, top-line stainless

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basement with wine cellar,

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Listing Agent:

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

June 05

• 441 Alan Drive, New

Lenox, 60451-1901 -

Carol J. Fitzena Trustee

to James Millner, Robin

Millner $120,000

June 05

• 128 Terry Ellen Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-

1144 - Christopher P.

Riofski to Brad William

Liberio, $213,000

June 05

• 227 W. Michigan

Road, New Lenox,

60451-2222 - Brian

Harms to Erik Wyman,

$230,000

June 05

• 782 Sojourn Road,

New Lenox, 60451-

9591 - Michael A.

Franco to Bill Yozze,

$269,900

June 05

• 1145 Grand Mesa

Ave., New Lenox,

60451-3121 - Schreiber

Trust to Jonathan

Paape, Aubrey Paape

$274,000

June 06

• 224 Manor Drive C,

New Lenox, 60451-

1694 - Mary Ann

Bennington to Abigail N.

Gorecki, Joel E. Gorecki

$130,000

June 06

• 21731 S. Center Ave.,

New Lenox, 60451-

2803 - Lawrence

A. Dryfhout Trust to

Benedykt Szymanski,

$135,000

June 06

• 1128 Pine Place, New

Lenox, 60451-1190 -

Justin R. Smith to Annie

L. Allgood, $220,000

June 06

• 429 S. Cedar Road,

New Lenox, 60451-

1707 - Richard M.

Criscione to Eric Decker,

Kathleen Decker

$225,000

June 06

• 804 Grumman

Court, New Lenox,

60451-2136 - Carolyn

C. Pignone to James

A. Tranik, Ranette B.

Tranik $265,000

June 06

• 941 Redcliff Road,

New Lenox, 60451 - Dr.

Horton Inc. Midwest to

Steven Pac, Kristin Pac

$382,990

June 10

• 920 Wren Court, New

Lenox, 60451-8572 -

Jannifer L. Kucera to

Michael D. King III, Beth

Ann King $320,000

June 10

• 1917 Regent St., New

Lenox, 60451-3833 -

Matthew A. Caruso to

Nathaniel Lowman, Amy

Lowman $336,000

June 10

• 883 Bristol Lane, New

Lenox, 60451-9226 -

Dee Trust to Nicholas

S. Rozycki, Natalie M.

Rozycki $365,000

June 10

•2838 Meadow Path,

New Lenox, 60451-

1890 - Jason Weseloh

to Jeff Hiller, $370,000

June 10

• 12302 W. Donegal

Lane, New Lenox,

60451-1182 - Andrew

J. Banas to Timothy

Kessen, Bonnie L.

Kessen $408,000

The Going Rate is provided

by Record Information

Services, Inc. For more

information, visit www.

public-record.com or call

(630) 557-1000.


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1003 Help Wanted

1003 Help

Wanted

1004 Employment

Opportunities

1037 Prayer / Novena

CONSULTATIVE SALES ENGINEER

for Custom Rubber Products Company

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

providing a great customer experience, and supporting our teams.

As a consultative sales engineer in our Industrial Rubber Band

Division, you’ll receive in-depth training on our rubber products

so you can actively identify new targets and establish new

business from inception through to final sale.

To succeed you’ll need to evaluate opportunities, build

relationships, and develop leads with the support of targeted

marketing campaigns. You’ll call on qualified targets, provide

technical sales consultations, develop quotes, and provide

outstanding customer service to ensure loyal customers.

Throughout the entire process you’ll track leads with our

CRM system and report on your results.

This is an inside non-commissioned position;

it is not a telemarketing position.

Qualifications

- 3-5 years minimum successful B2B development and

industrial sales experience

- Prior consultative sales and relationship building

(not catalog sales)

- Proven track record of achieving results

- Strong phone presence with excellent verbal communication

and listening skills

- ISO and/or quality system experience a plus

Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision, 401K,

Performance Bonus, Relocation Package

About Aero

Located in SW Suburb of Chicago, 46+ Years Strong

ISO 9001:2015

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to:

bschatte@aerorubber.com

SENIOR SALES

ASSISTANT

Due to rapid growth and growing

business opportunities,

Aero Rubber Company

seeks a detail-oriented

Senior Sales Assistant for a

full-time position.

Working directly with a

sales engineer, you would be

responsible for providing

exceptional customer service

and performing sales

administrative functions.

This is a very diversified

position in our fast-paced

office.

Qualifications:

- Strong organizational &

communication skills

- Expert in Microsoft Office

- Industrial B2B customer

service experience a plus

Competitive salary & benefit

package including 401K

To apply, send cover letter

and resume to:

cstratton@aerorubber.com

Small Cleaning Company

looking for P/T Help for

Commercial & Residential

815-370-2532

Are you a person with

attention to detail?

Hiring P/T House Cleaners

No Evenings/Weekends

Will Train

(815) 464-1988

Experienced

Real Estate Receptionist

Looking for a P/T, long-term

receptionist for our front desk

that can handle a wide variety

of administrative duties.

We would like this candidate

to have prior real estate

knowledge and demonstrate

professionalism as the

first point of contact.

If you are hard-working,

reliable, and honest and have

a willingness to work in the

real estate industry -

please call me, Julie Carnes,

office manager/broker at

(708) 906-3301

Position available for a full

time water treatment

technician for south

suburban company.

On site job training provided.

Job includes product delivery,

installation and/or equipment

repair. Must be able to lift and

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.

Display Ad Salespeople

needed for local business

Great Commission

and Earning Potential

Contact: lucykate5@aol.com

CUSTOMER SERVICE

REPRESENTATIVE

The Village of Mokena has an

opening for a Customer Service

Representative. The successful

candidate will have an extensive

background of customer service, a

thorough knowledge ofMicrosoft

Office and the ability to perform

their duties with minimal supervision.

Duties include but are not

limited to: answering and directing

phone calls, waiting onresidents at

the service counter, maintenance of

various databases, data entry of

water bills and building permits,

etc. Municipal experience preferred

but not required. Salary

range upper 30s. Please send your

resume w/cover letter tothe Mokena

Village Hall, Attn: Finance Director,

11004 Carpenter Street,

Mokena, IL 60448 or electronically

to administration@mokena.org .

Position open until filled. EOE No

phone calls.

Part-time Telephone Work

calling from home for

AMVETS. Ideal for

homemakers and retirees.

Must be reliable and have

morning &evening hours

available for calling.

If interested,

Call 708 429 6477

M-F, 10am - 1pm Only!

Sterling Site Access

Solutions LLC.

Located in Phoenix, IL

(near Harvey, IL)

Seeking: Manufacturing

Operators (2 years exp.) &

Manufacturing Maintenance

Technicians (8 years exp.)

Submit resumes to:

recruiting@sterlingsolutions.com

Van-Go Transportation

Looking for Drivers and

One-on-One Aids

for Special Needs Van

Bus Driver permit a plus,

but will train

Great part-time job with

great pay: $14-$18/hour

(815) 931-2880

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

& Housekeeping

(Morning)

Needed at Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

Alvernia Manor

Senior Living - Lemont

Part-Time Cook

Call for Details

(630) 257-7721

P/T Podiatric Assistant

needed for Homer Glen &

Burbank offices.

Days & Evenings 20-30 hrs/wk

Fax resume to 708.636.4105

1010 Sitters

Available

Need an

Infant Nanny?

Peggy 815 405 7500

(Frankfort)

NEED BABYSITTER

HELP?

Loving mom in New Lenox,

will provide daily care in my

home, Monday-Friday.

Nelson Prairie School area

and Spencer Kindergarten.

Call Stacy at 630-776-4103

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing quality

care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

WANTED

Want to care for an

elderly or disabled person

in MY loving,

well-appointed home.

Excellent references

Please call for more details

(815) 614-8140

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splendor of heaven, blessed

mother of the Son of God,

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in this my neccessity, oh star of

the sea help me and show me

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request) there are none that can

withstand your power, oh Mary

conceived without sin, pray for

us who have recourse to thee

(3x). Holy Mary I place this

cause in your hands (3x). Say

this prayer for three

consecutive days, you must

publish it and it will be granted

to you. Thank you For

Granting my request.

-MMT

1050 Community Events

1052 Garage Sale

Homer Glen 16237 Oak Valley

Tr 7/19-7/20 8-3pm Furniture,

household, clothes, baby

stuff & much, much more!

New Lenox 1219 N. Vine St.

Fri. 7/19 and Sat. 7/20, 9-4pm.

Truck cap, 2 antique school

desks, inflatable pool w/ filter,

kid’s kitchen, and lots more!

Tinley Park 16352 Ironwood

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Lockport 14921 W. Victoria

Crossing 7/19 & 7/20 9-3pm

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Going to school? Getting your

own place? Come see!

1057 Estate Sale

New Lenox 248 Surf Drive.

Thurs. 7/18 - Sat. 7/20, 9-2pm.

Estate Sale and Open House -

something for everyone!


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1057 Estate Sale 1058 Moving Sale

Orland Park Estate Sale, 180

Arthur Drive, Dir: 179th E

Wolf Rd to Eagle Ridge Subdivision.

Fri. & Sat. 19 &209am

to 3pm. Living room, dining

rm furniture, china cabinet.

Precious Moments coll., Family

rm. furn in great cond.,

Bedrm misc. pieces. C-1940’s

AMC jukebox plays 78’s &

45’s. Office, children’s play

things, womans clothing. Patio

furn. dinette set. Garage full

elec. tools and household

items. Joan’s Estate Sale

708-712-7083

Real Estate

1092 Townhouse for Sale

Frankfort

Hunt Club Estates

A premier complex, ranch

unit, great location, offers an

outdoor pool, clubhouse, walk

to shopping, trails, inmint

condition, with finished basement

& 2 car garage.

708-702-6901

Homer Glen 14041 Hialeah

Court, 3blocks West ofWill

Cook Road off Derby Lane.

Fri. 7/19 &Sat. 7/20, 8-2pm.

Adult clothes, home items,

Harley merch, tools, exercise

equipment, pet items, women’s

accessories, etc. All must go!

New Lenox 1054 Southgate

Road , 7/19 & 7/20, 9-3pm,

tools, golf clubs, collectables,

kids stuff and more.

Tinley Park 7922 164th Place.

Sat. 7/20, 10am - 2pm. New

walker, glass table, coats,

kitchenware, and more!

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the southwest suburbs!

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Rental

1225 Apartments for Rent

Oak Forest Terrace

15815 Terrace, Oak Forest

Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

Serene setting & Beautiful

Grounds. Tennis, Pool,

Walking Trails. Near metra.

708-687-1818

oakterrapts@att.net

Mokena/Weber

Wills Apartments

1 Bedroom apt. $ 850

2 Bedroom apt. $ 980

CLOSE TO METRA AND 1-80

708-479-2448

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COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 1019 School Gate Road, New Lenox,

IL 60451 (Single Family ). On the 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: U.S.

Bank National Association Plaintiff V.

Brian K.Holmes; Sherry L. Holmes Defendant.

Case No. 17 CH 0866 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:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611

F:

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 132 Elm Street, New Lenox, IL

60451 (Single Family ). On the 8th 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: Freedom

Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff V.

Eric J. Davenport aka Eric Devenport;

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1217 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:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 305 DOXBURY LN. ,NEW LE-

NOX, IL 60451 (Single Family Residence).

On the 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: U.S. BANK TRUST,

N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MAS-

TER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff

V. BRYAN KLAPPAUF,

MELISSA HEROD, Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1505 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:

Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel LLC

175 N Franklin Suite 201

Chicago, Illinois 60606

P: 312-357-1125

F: 312-357-1140

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 1747 Muirfield Drive, New Lenox,

IL 60451 (Single Family ). On the 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:

Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff

V. Keith Silzer; Heather Glen Homeownersâ!

Association aka Heather

Glen Owners Association; Unknown

Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1660 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:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

U.S. Bank National Association

Plaintiff,

vs.

Brian K. Holmes; Sherry L. Holmes

Defendant.

No. 17 CH 0866

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 24th day of July, 2017,

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 tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

Lot 70, in Windermere West Unit

Eleven, a subdivision of part of the

North West 1/4 ofSection 27, Township

35 North, Range 11 East ofthe Third

Principal Meridian, according tothe Plat

thereof recorded August 4, 1988 as

Document No. R88-35919, in Will

County, Illinois.

Commonly known as:

1019 School Gate Road, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

15-08-27-104-015-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Freedom Mortgage Corporation

Plaintiff,

vs.

Eric J. Davenport aka Eric Devenport;

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1217

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 8th day ofFebruary, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

8th 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 tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 169 IN BROOKWOOD PARK, A

SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 15, TOWN-

SHIP 35NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

132 Elm Street, New Lenox, IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

15-08-15-306-010-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made incash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., ASTRUS-

TEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICI-

PATION TRUST,

Plaintiff,

vs.

BRYAN KLAPPAUF, MELISSA

HEROD,

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1505

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 26th day of February,

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 57INCHERRY HILL ESTATES,

UNIT NO. 3, BEING ASUBDIVISION

OF PART OFMCGRATH'S SUBDIVI-

SION IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF

SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF

RECORDED JUNE 5, 1969, AS

DOCUMENT NO. R69-9884, AND

CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION

RECORDED JULY 29, 1969, AS

DOCUMENT NO. R69-13857, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. A/K/A

08-18-213-012.

Commonly known as:

305 DOXBURY LN. ,NEW LENOX,

IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Residence

P.I.N.:

15-08-18-213-012-0000

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel LLC

175 N Franklin Suite 201

Chicago, Illinois 60606

P: 312-357-1125

F: 312-357-1140

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

Keith Silzer; Heather Glen Homeownersâ!

Association aka Heather Glen

Owners Association; Unknown Owners

and Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1660

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursu-


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cause on the 29th day of March, 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 133 IN HEATHER GLEN,

PHASE FOUR, FINAL P.U.D. PLAT

OF SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OFTHE SOUTH-

WEST QUARTER AND A PART OF

THE WEST HALF OF THE WEST

HALF OFTHE SOUTHEAST QUAR-

TER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF

RECORDED AUGUST 27, 2015 AS

DOCUMENT NO. R2015073986, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

1747 Muirfield Drive, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

15-08-25-408-016-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

NOTICE OF HEARING

BEFORE THE PLAN COM-

MISSION OF THE VILLAGE

OF NEW LENOX, ILLINOIS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a public hearing will beheld

by the Plan Commission of the Village

of New Lenox, Illinois, at the

New Lenox Village Hall, 1Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox, Illinois,

at 7:00 p.m. onTuesday, August 6,

2019, at which time and place the

Planning Commission of said Village

will consider petitions submitted

by CJN Properties LLC –

Aurora /New Lenox for arezoning

from R-3 Multi-Family Residence

District to C-2 Community Shopping

District and aSpecial Use for

4residential apartments on asecond

floor for an approximate 0.27

acre parcel located on the southwest

corner of West Maple and

Oak Street, commonly known as

302-304 West Maple Street, New

Lenox,

P.I.N.

15-08-16-413-004-0000.

The proposed requests concern the

following property:

lot 1inblock 4ofthe original town

of tracy now known as new lenox

in section 16, township 35 north,

range 11 east ofthe third principal

meridian, according to the plat

thereof recorded april 9, 1859 as

document no. 34100, in will

county, illinois.

A copy of said petitions may be examined

atthe office of the Community

Development Director, 1

Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, Illinois.

All persons desiring to appear

and be heard for or against

this subject may appear and be

heard thereon.

VILLAGE OF NEW LENOX,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Robin L. Ellis, AICP

Community Development Director

Dated this 18th day of July, 2019

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

Baseball

LW West makes sectional final

run before falling to LW East

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Kyle Waxweiler is a rising

senior on the Lincoln-Way

West baseball team.

When did you start

playing baseball and

have you played ever

since?

When I was around five.

Basically, since middle

school, I’ve played baseball

as long as I can remember.

What have you

learned from playing

for coach Jake Zajc?

Always do your best and

try as hard as you can. Be

patient at the plate and take

it pitch-by-pitch. Baseball

is a game of small things.

You have to be patient and

wait for your pitch.

Your team advanced to

the sectional finals in

the summer playoffs

before falling to LW

East. What were you

trying to work on

during the summer

league?

Hitting is always number

one. Obviously, you

want to work on your position

specific skills, but

everyone needs to hit.

What’s been the best

part about being a

Lincoln-Way West

athlete?

Just playing with your

teammates. It’s a great

with Kyle Waxweiler

group of guys to be around

and it helps make the game

fun. The coaches are always

great, too.

What do you enjoy

doing in your free

time?

Just hanging out with

friends and playing sports.

I like to play sports and so

do a lot of my teammates.

We just hang out and have

a good time.

What’s the last thing

you watched on

Netflix?

“Stranger Things.” I

love that show.

Who is your favorite

athlete?

I really like Bryce Harper.

He has fun while playing

the game.

STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Deep dish or thin crust

pizza?

Definitely thin crust.

You can eat more.

If you could have

dinner with one person

from history, who

would it be?

I would want to have

dinner with Michael Jordan.

He’s one of the best

basketball players and an

incredible businessman.

If you could have any

super power, what

would it be?

Super strength would be

cool. There’d be nothing

you couldn’t do, because

you have super strength.

Interview conducted by Editorial

Intern Joe Bielanski.

Lincoln-Way West’s

deep run in the Illinois

High School Baseball

Coaches Association’s

summer state tournament

had plenty of highlights,

but the Warriors’ final

game of the summer did

not.

District rival Lincoln-

Way East ended West’s run

in resounding fashion with

a 10-0 rout in five innings

in the Lockport Sectional

final July 10.

“We made some early

mistakes and they pounced

all over them,” West coach

Jake Zajc said. “They hit

the ball a lot better than

us. It was disappointing

because we didn’t give

ourselves a shot at all after

getting down like that

early.”

Still, the Warriors were

one of the final 16 teams

alive in the tournament

and Zajc had eight games

to see what next season’s

team may look like.

“I give a lot of credit to

our guys,” Zajc said. “The

guys who could be here

were here, some guys have

other commitments and

that’s fine. The guys who

have been out here have

played hard. All in all, obviously

it’s disappointing

to lose and we didn’t play

well, but it’s nice to see the

young guys play and we

had a lot of teachable moments

and chances to talk

to kids about what they

need to get better at.”

After falling 5-3 to East

July 8 in its first game in

the double-elimination

sectional, West was immediately

back on the field

for a do-or-die contest

Lincoln-Way West’s Mike Kennedy connects for the goahead

two-run single in the Warriors’ win over the host

Porters in a Lockport Summer Sectional game July 8.

STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

with Lockport. The Warriors

prevailed 11-6.

West trailed 4-1 before

scoring five times in the

fourth inning. Glenn Jackson

produced a two-run

single, Josh O’Malley had

an RBI base hit and Kyle

Waxweiler drew a basesloaded

walk. Brian Croix

stole home on a double

steal, and the Warriors got

another run on an error.

After the host Porters

battled back to tie it 6-6,

West broke it open with

five runs in the sixth. Mike

Kennedy’s two-run single

gave the Warriors the lead

for good. Rowan Tyk also

drove in a run with a single

and Ben Gerl had a tworun

double.

“Mike Kennedy has

played well at short, Johnny

Latek in center,” Zajc

said. “The guys that have

been around the program

and are going to be our

leaders, it’s fun to watch

them play.”

Harrison Scroggins also

homered for West.

“[Scroggins] is a sophomore-to-be,”

Zajc said.

“He hit a home run and

he played some good third

base for us.”

The Warriors scored

five runs in the first and

rolled to a 10-3 win over

Sandburg on July 9. Tyk,

Owen Wolcott and Cam

Ward drove in a pair of

runs each.

West was on the other

side of a fast start the next

day against East, however.

The Griffins pushed across

four unearned runs in the

first and rolled from there.

Still, the playoff run provided

valuable experience

for young West players

and gave the rising seniors

a chance to embrace new

leadership roles.

“We saw a lot of guys on

the mound, which was really

nice,” Zajc said. “It’s

good to have that depth on

the mound. We have a lot

of left-handed arms, which

is a plus. We were able to

play some guys at different

positions just to see where

they can all fit in next year.

We have a lot of guys at

the catching position that

we wanted to evaluate.

“It’s great to have the

opportunity to watch guys

play and see what they can

do.”


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Alumni Spotlight

Providence alum Kotowski named Missouri Valley Freshman of the Year

CHRIS WALKER

Freelance Reporter

The only two players in Missouri

State history to put on a

bigger power display during

their freshman seasons than

Providence Catholic alum Dakota

Kotowski both went on to

play in the Major Leagues.

That is quite elite company

Kotowski - a 2018 Providence

graduate - is now in. He joins Jason

Hart, who hit 15 home runs

in 1996 and had a cup of coffee

with the Rangers in 2002, and

Ryan Howard who hammered 19

in 1999 and went on to win National

League Rookie of the Year

with the Phillies in 2005 and National

League MVP in 2006 with

a ridiculous season of 58 home

runs and 149 RBI.

“I didn’t think about any of the

stats until after the season because

I was focused on my game

play,” Kotowski said. “When

my mom pulled me aside and

told me I got named first team

all-conference, it was something

mind-blowing to me because I

didn’t play in [nearly] the first

20 games of the season.”

Kotowski slugged 12 home

runs to tie for the lead in the Missouri

Valley Conference with Illinois

State junior outfielder

John Rave, who was taken in the

fifth round of the Major League

Baseball Draft on June 4 by the

Kansas City Royals.

But, get this: Rave had nearly

twice as many at bats (273) as

Kotowski (139).

Kotowski, an outfielder/first

baseman, certainly caught the

attention of opposing pitchers

as well as coaching staffs – and

those sitting behind the fence - as

he was named Freshman of the

Year in The Valley.

“Winning Freshman of the

Year was something I didn’t actually

expect at all because of

the situation I was in,” he said.

“I was focused first on winning

a spot and every time I got an

opportunity to prove myself I

would do something quality that

would let me play tomorrow. It

was one day at a time and before

I knew it I was playing everyday

and we were in the conference

tournament. I was asleep when

I found out I won Freshman of

the Year.”

Finding his spot

The road to such an honor was

far from an easy one, even if the

right-handed slugger made it

look that way.

The man who recruited him,

Nate Thompson, left for an assistant

coach and recruiting coordinator

position with the University

of Arkansas.

“Because the coaching staff

hadn’t really seen me, there were

a lot of unknowns,” Kotowski

said. “And I’m the first of four

kids so college was an unknown

experience and I didn’t know

what to expect when I went

down there. All I knew was that

they competed every year for the

postseason and the Missouri Valley

Conference is looked at very

highly as a mid-major conference.

I knew I had the potential

to be very successful, but I had to

prove that to the other coaches.”

Kotowski was third in The

Valley in slugging percentage

(.576) and rated among the Top

15 conference hitters in batting,

slugging, on-base percentage,

RBI, total bases and walks during

league play.

On June 5, he was tabbed by

Collegiate Baseball to its 2019

Freshman All-America Squad,

the lone freshman in The Valley

to be named to the distinguished

list.

Those are pretty impressive

accolades, especially for someone

who didn’t become a starter

until 16 games into the season.

“I remember our home opener

and it was 32 degrees outside

and I was sitting on the bench for

seven innings and you walk up to

the plate and hear your walk-up

song and realize this is actually

happening,” he said. “And then

Providence graduate Dakota Kotowski had a huge freshman season at Missouri State, hitting 12 home

runs in just 139 at bats. MISSOURI STATE ATHLETICS

getting that starting role, because

I was in a spot where I started

two out of five games and did

well and my dad called me and

asked, ‘What do you think now?’

“And I think I had proved myself

but nothing is guaranteed

and then I started 10 games in a

row and my dad was almost in

tears because he had been in the

same situation where he had to

earn a spot [when he played at

Lewis University], so we shared

that moment and that’s something

I’ll never forget.”

A star is born

While he may have been an

unknown at the start of the season,

he has quickly become a

household name around the conference,

recognizing the difference

in facing Division I hurlers

compared to those in high school

and seemingly making the transition

seamlessly.

“Having played in the Chicago

Catholic League, which is

second to none, helped with adjustment,”

he said. “I would say

the quality of off-speed you see

is the biggest difference. In the

Chicago Catholic League, you’d

regularly see guys throwing 80 to

90 [miles per hour], but the biggest

difference is in the quality of

off-speed. In high school, there

are guys who throw very hard,

but sometimes they don’t have a

feel for a second or third pitch.”

As balls flew off Kotowski’s

bat and landed beyond outfield

fences, pitchers had to adjust to

how they attacked him.

“When teams started to get to

know me, they started to kind

of pitch backward to me, using

breaking stuff first and then tried

to sneak fastballs past me,” he

said. “I had a rough go of that for

about 20 at bats, but then I figured

it out and got right back on

the pace I had at the beginning of

the season.”

Kotowski has taken his big bat

for the summer up to the Northwoods

League where he is playing

for the Kalamazoo Growlers.

“I found out about this opportunity

in the middle of March and

it’s a very time-consuming league

with 72 games in 75 days so it’s

pretty legit,” he said. “I took a

little time for myself before I

showed up here, but now I’m

ready to get back to playing.”

With the way he is depositing

the ball beyond the wall, he

better get used to signing autographs.

But there is little doubt

he will remain humble.

“I have things instilled into

my approach in life and I know

the sacrifices my parents made

in sending me to Providence

because I know it isn’t a cheap

school,” he said. “They worked

hard to make it happen for me

and put me in a situation where

I could play D1 baseball. And

they’ve done the little things like

make the seven-hour drive with

my little sisters waking up at four

in the morning to see me play. It

means the world to me.”

Alumni Spotlight is an occasional

series following the athletic careers

of former area high school standouts.


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Sports Briefs

Currans both Top 10 at

AJGA event

Grace Curran, a 2019

Lincoln-Way Central graduate

who’s headed to the

University of Minnesota to

continue her golf career, finished

third at the American

Junior Golf Association’s

D.A. Points Championship

in Pekin last week.

Curran finished the threeround

event at even par

216, two strokes behind the

champion, YanJun Liu of

Canada. Natalie Cao from

Sugarland, Texas, was second

at one-under.

Grace Curran’s brother,

Sean, meanwhile, tied for

sixth in the boys event. Sean

Curran, a rising junior at LW

Central, shot 3-over 219,

eight strokes behind champion

Brett Reid of Spicer,

Minn.

Dwyane Wade camp

coming to LW Central

The Dwyane Wade Celebrity

Sports Academy is

set for Friday, July 19 and

Saturday, July 20 at LW

Central.

Basketball, football, soccer

and cheerleading camps

will be held from 9 a.m. to

4 p.m. each day. Along with

Wade, Bears star Khalil

Mack and players from the

Fire and Sky are set to attend.

Visit celebritysportsacademy.com

for more information.

Locals a part of Midwest

Collegiate All-Star Game

Mokena resident Nate

DeLoian – a Lincoln-

Way West graduate - and

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‘fresh beginning’ in college

JOSH KROCKEY

Freelance Reporter

Rebounding was one of

Abi Baumgartner’s specialties

at Lincoln-Way

Central.

As she prepares for the

start of college, Baumgartner

continues to rebound

- this time from an ankle

injury suffered during her

senior season with the

Knights.

The 5-foot-11 Baumgartner

is headed to Wisconsin-

Whitewater. To ready herself

for the challenge, she

is playing in the Fast Break

summer league at Elmhurst

College, competing against

incoming, current and former

collegiate players.

“It’s kind of getting me

used to the speed of college

ball and seeing what I

have to work on against the

bigger girls, or the quickness

of the game and stuff,”

Baumgartner said. “So, it’s

giving me a feel for how

next year will go.”

Baumgartner brings with

her an impressive resume.

She was a three-year starter

for Lincoln-Way Central,

earning all-conference honors

in the SouthWest Suburban

Red as a junior and

senior.

Last season, playing forward,

Baumgartner averaged

10.3 points and 6.4

rebounds.

“She was kind of an

undersized big and she

was kind of an oversized

guard,” Lincoln-Way Central

coach Dave Campanile

said. “She can handle the

ball; we would run a lot of

stuff for her, and when she

was guarded by a big, she

would be able to get to the

rack.

Abi Baumgartner, an All-Conference selection as a

junior and senior at LW Central, is prepping for her

career at Wisconsin-Whitewater. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE

PHOTO

“So, she had great versatility,

always led us in

rebounds, had a real knack

for going to find the ball.

Just a lot of great basketball

skill, and elevated her

game between her junior

and senior years.”

Baumgartner’s statistics

came despite missing

five games after severely

spraining her left ankle

against Thornton in early

January. She wore a soft

cast on the ankle for three

weeks, then played the rest

of the season with the ankle

taped and in a brace.

“I kind of rushed back

into playing,” Baumgartner

said. “I was not 100 percent

at all. By the end of the season,

I had to go back in a

soft cast because it never

healed.”

Baumgartner took a

month off with no physical

activity, then underwent

two weeks of physical

therapy in May. The summer

league games are her

first since Lincoln-Way

Central’s season ended in

February.

While saying the ankle

is “definitely better than it

was,” Baumgartner conceded

she’s still working

her way back into form.

“I definitely cannot push

off as hard as I could have

driving to the basket,”

Baumgartner said. “Then,

my explosiveness and ...

the constant pounding on

the ankle and jumping off

of it, is really weak.”

Still, she is ready to make

an impact and contribute to

the ongoing success at Wisconsin-Whitewater,

which

went 18-10 last season in

qualifying for the NCAA

Division III National Tournament

for the fourth consecutive

year.

“Coming into college, a

lot of the girls have been

playing at this level for so

long,” Baumgartner said.

“So, I feel I have to prove

myself to the upperclassmen

and to the coaches and

make a name for myself

again.

“It’s like a fresh beginning,

a new start, and hopefully,

it will go well.”

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fastbreak

Football

Future Knights pack LW Central youth camp

22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE

PHOTO

1st and 3

THREE AREA SOFTBALL

PLAYERS TO WATCH IN

COLLEGE

1. Amanda Weyh

Weyh (above)

looks to follow

up her dominant

senior season at

LW Central with a

successful career

at Lindenwood.

2. Gabriella Gedville

The Knights’ fast,

productive leadoff

hitter is continuing

her career at

Winona State.

3. Sarah Taheny

Taheny, who

emerged as a

powerful threat in

LW West’s lineup

her senior season,

is not going far as

she’s set to play at

St. Francis in Joliet.

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Over 140 grade school

kids participated in Lincoln-Way

Central’s fourday

youth football camp

last week.

Central coach Jeremy

Cordell was thrilled to

see so many eager campers,

ready to compete and

learn even on some of the

summer’s hottest days.

“It’s a great turnout,”

Cordell said. “Every year,

it’s grown exponentially.

This year is no different

with 140-plus kids. The

kids love it. It’s an opportunity

for them to be with

their buddies, work with

our kids.

“We just want to give

them something to hold

on to and to get them excited

for Lincoln-Way

Central Knights football.”

The campers split into

age groups and rotated

through various drills and

competitions, each directed

by a few Knights players

and a coach.

All the Central players

who helped run the camp

thus had an opportunity to

work with each age group.

“It’s a lot of fun,” senior

offensive lineman Ricky

Dobson said. “We get to

interact with them, see

who the upcoming future

Knights are and see how

they work.

“It’s great because I

get to enjoy playing the

game of football and then

I have a bunch of kids in

the community looking up

to me. That means a lot to

me.”

Senior linebacker Mason

Lyons said he enjoyed

interacting with some of

the kids he sees cheering

on the Knights in the fall.

“These kids are always

out here watching us,” he

said. “They see us get to

go out there and do our

thing. That’s really cool.

So, to be able to play football

with them and teach

them some things is really

fun for us.”

The youth players had

a chance to test out Central’s

brand new field turf

as they went through a

wide variety of drills designed

to improve their

all-around games.

Dobson and Lyons, both

captains for the Knights,

encouraged kids to be vocal.

“The main thing I want

to tell them is, ‘Don’t be

scared to be a leader,’ Lyons

said. ‘Get out of your

comfort zone. Everyone is

here for the same reason.

If you be a leader, people

follow you and it’s great

to have that feeling.’”

Lyons felt both sides

benefitted from the camp.

While he hopes the campers

learned a lot from him

and his teammates, the

opportunity to coach gave

the Knights a chance to

perfect their own techniques

as well.

“It helps us a lot because

we’re just reteaching

what we already know

to the little guys,” he said.

“They’re younger so they

don’t understand things

as fast as we do so when

we have to really break it

down for them that helps

us, too.”

The camp was just one

of many opportunities

Central football players

have taken to give back to

the community this summer.

“We’re big on service

and being leaders,”

Cordell said. “The guys

are on sort of sub-teams

over the summer and part

of the competition with

each other is doing community

service.

“We’ve had guys working

in food pantries, one

team did a [Lincolnway

Special Recreation Association]

softball tournament.

Our guys see that there are

a lot of ways you can help

out and give back, and

they enjoy doing it.”

The service time also

provides opportunities

for team bonding, a major

point of emphasis over the

summer.

“It’s important to get

closer as a team because

when it comes to game

time, everyone has to be

on the same page,” Lyons

said.

Dobson sees his team

coming together.

“It’s been a good summer,”

he said. “I think

we’ve grown a lot as a

team and individuals and

Participants in Lincoln-Way Central’s youth football

camp receive instructions from Knights players and

coaches July 9. Photos by Steve Millar/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

Lincoln-Way Central football coach Jeremy Cordell

demonstrates block-shedding techniques to

participants in the Knights’ youth football camp July 9.

we’re ready for the season.”

One day, some of the

kids who attended the

youth camp will likely be

preparing for their own

season with the Knights.

“We told our guys that

these are the kids that are

going to fill their shoes

one day,” Cordell said.

“We told our players,

‘These kids really look up

to you and you’re carrying

on that legacy of Knights

football.’”

LISTEN UP

“I feel I have to prove myself to the upperclassmen and

to the coaches and make a name for myself again.”

Abi Baumgartner – 2019 Lincoln-Way Central graduate, on

returning from an injury and preparing for her freshman

season at Wisconsin-Whitewater

Tune In

Girls Volleyball

Thursday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 23

• Velocity Summer League

• LW Central, LW West and Providence are all competing in the

Mokena-based summer league.

Index

38 - Sports Briefs

35 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | July 18, 2019

KIDS AND KNIGHTS

LW Central football team hosts

popular youth camp, Page 39

FABULOUS FRESHMAN

Providence grad Kotowski shines

at Missouri State, Page 36

Lincoln-Way Central

2019 graduate Abi

Baumgartner is preparing

for her collegiate career

at Wisconsin-Whitewater

after injuries shortened

her senior season with

the Knights. 22ND CENTURY

MEDIA FILE PHOTOS

LW Central grad Baumgartner works back from ankle injury to get ready for college career, Page 38

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