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John Lane Historic Farm in Lockport hosts its

annual fun-filled weekend, Page 5

Lockport resident Caleb Zale feeds the chickens a snack during Historic John Lane

Days. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Strategic planning

Lockport City Council talks

infrastructure at July 10 meeting,

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Cool and kind

Lockport police officer’s kind gesture

surprises community, Page 4

Prizes for

pages

White Oak Library

wraps up summer

reading challenge,

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Puzzles..........................21

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Thursday

Chamber Chat

8-9 a.m. July 18, VCA

All Pets Animal Hospital,

200 Read St., Lockport.

Start your morning with

the Lockport Chamber of

Commerce, that will spotlight

a Lockport business

or community member,

network and receive feedback

on what it can do to

help support local businesses.

Coffee and pastries

will be provided. Open to

Chamber members and

non-members. For more

information, email office@

lockportchamber.com.

Tabletop Board Game

Night

6-8 p.m. July 18, White

Oak Library Lockport

Branch, 121 E. 8th St.

Learn new games or break

out old favorites while

enjoying free snacks. For

more information, call

(815) 552-4260.

June’s Got the Cash

11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

July 18, Prairie Bluff Golf

Club, 19433 Renwick

Road, Lockport. Enjoy an

afternoon of foot-tapping

music with the band. To

purchase tickets priced at

$35-$40 or for more information,

(815) 838-1183.

Friday

Legacy Ranch Grand

Opening

5 p.m. July 19, The Legacy

Ranch, 2705 S. Farrell

Road, Lockport. Celebrate

the opening of The Legacy

Ranch, an equine-assisted

therapy facility that provides

therapeutic riding,

mental health, occupational,

physical and speech therapy

services. This ribbon cutting

ceremony is open to

the public. For more information,

email office@lock

portchamber.com.

Wednesday

Lockport Chamber

Luncheon

11:30 a.m. July 24, Prairie

Bluff Golf Club, 19433

Renwick Road, Lockport.

Marketing expert Jess Olivito

from Dream Team

Marketing offers a fun and

creative workshop that

highlights practical social

media and email marketing

strategies and ideas.

For more information or to

register and purchase tickets

priced at $25 for members

and $30 for everyone

else, vist www.members.

lockportchamber.com/ap/

Events/Register/VPNW1

MVL?sourceTypeId=Ema

ilInvitation.

UPCOMING

LEGO Robotics

Registration

Now through Aug. 31.

Teams currently forming

at the Lockport Branch Library

and meetings begin

in August. Cost of registration

is $60, open to students

grades 4-8. For more

information, email porter

bots@gmail.com.

Comicopolis

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

July 27, White Oak Library

Lockport Branch, Meeting

Room A/B, 121 E. 8th St.

Lockport’s fifth annual pop

culture and comic festival

is free to the public. Meet

artists, buy unique artwork

and crafts, enter a costume

contest for cash prizes, cosplay,

strike a pose in the

photo booth, bring the kids

for activities and crafts, test

your skills in online gaming,

get some swag, eat and

enoy live music. For more

information, call Patricia

Jarog at (815) 552-4185 or

email pjarog@whiteoakli

brary.org.

Big Run Wolf Ranch Family

Day and Open House

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

July 27, Big Run

Wolf Ranch, 14857 Farrell

Road, Lockport. Meet

eight wolves, a Siberian

tiger, black bear, cougar,

skunk, donkey and more.

The event will also include

food, raffles and music. Admission

fee is $7. For more

information, visit www.bi

grunwolfranch.com.

Paint Nite: The Original

Paint and Sip Party

3-5 p.m. Sunday, July

28, Diamonds Restaurant

and Bar, 16529 W. 159th

St., Lockport. Grab your

friends and unleash your

inner artist at the original

paint night, brought to

you by Yaymaker. You’ll

go from a blank canvas

to a masterpiece of your

own, with plenty of laughs

along the way. Tickets

priced at $37 include paint

materials and instructions.

For more information, visit

www.eventbrite.com/e/

paint-nite-the-originalpaint-and-sip-party-tickets-63130966420.

National Night Out Against

Crime

5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday,

Aug. 6, Lockport City

Hall - Greens, 222 E. 9th

St. Unite with the Lockport

Police Department

and the community at this

annual event to enjoy activities

for kids, food vendors,

music and games.

For more information, call

(815) 838-2132 ext.2219.

Will County Auto

Rebuilders 22nd Annual

Carshow

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

Aug. 18, Dellwood

Park, IL-171 and Woods

Drive, Lockport. Enjoy

this annual show and be

one of the 400 registered

cars to win an award. The

event will also include a

craft show. For more information,

visit www.

allevents.in/lockport/

will-county-auto-rebuild

ers-22nd-annual-carshow/200017390001458.

2019 Lockport Township

World War II and Vietnam

Re-enactment

12-4 p.m. Friday Sept.

6- Sunday, Sept. 8, Dellwood

Park Route 171 and

Woods Drive, Lockport.

Be a part of this epic battle

re-enactment. For more

information, email vizs

la25@sbcglobal.net.

Lobsterfest

5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

5, Illinois State Museum,

201 W. 10th St., Lockport.

A portion of the proceeds

of this event will be donated

to the Illinois State

Museum. The event will

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include live music and

the opportunity to view

the beautiful art exhibits.

Seatings limited to 24

seats will be available at 5

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

p.m. respectively. Tickets

priced at $60 include a

drink. For more information,

or to reserve a spot,

visit www.mainstreetlock

port.org/events.html.

ONGOING

Weight Watchers

6 p.m. Tuesdays, Shepherd

of the Hill Lutheran

Church, 925 E. 9th St.,

Lockport. Weigh-in 30

minutes prior to the start

of the meeting. Visit www.

weightwatchers.com for

more information.

SilverSneakers

Challenge Fitness, 2021

S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport.

Classic Fitness is

offered on Mon-Thurs

mornings which will increase

muscle strength

and range of movement

with a variety of exercises,

handheld weights,

elastic tubing and a chair.

Yoga Stretch is offered on

Tuesday and Friday mornings

and helps moves the

body to increase flexibility

balance and range of

movement. SilverSneakers

classes are free to

SilverSneakers members

and $4 per class for walkins.

Visit www.lockport

park.org or call (815) 838-

3621 ext. 0 for details.


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the lockport legend | July 18, 2019 | 3

City Council discusses goals for the city’s strategic plan

Council plans to

take resident input

for plan

Jessie Molloy

Freelance Reporter

The Lockport City

Council held a special

meeting on July 10, following

the cancellation

of its regularly scheduled

meeting on July 3. The

meeting was held exclusively

for a Strategic

Planning Session to craft

the city’s strategic plan

for the next three years.

The meeting was held

at the Lockport Police

Department’s Community

Room and while it was

open to the public, the

meeting was exclusively

attended by village staff

and community officials.

According to City Administrator

Ben Benson

“There was a lot of good

feedback...Generally people

think the schools are good,

and the community is safe and

affordable.”

Ben Benson — City administrator

the goal of the meeting

was to workshop goals for

the city’s strategic plan

which will be in effect

from 2020 to 2022. The

current strategic plan was

created in 2016 and will

terminate at the end of the

year.

The meeting lasted

nearly three and a half

hours and included a review

of a survey taken by

elected officials, administration,

and staff meant to

determine what the city’s

priorities should be moving

forward.

“There was a lot of good

feedback,” Benson said.

“Generally people think

the schools are good, and

the community is safe

and affordable. Overall

infrastructure was found

to be the biggest priority,

followed by financial responsibility,

governance

and leadership, economic

vitality, city services, city

character and image, and

communications. There

was also a lot of discussion

about how we can revitalize

the downtown and

take advantage of restaurant

and retail opportunities

in that area.”

Benson noted that there

was also “a lot of debate”

about land use development

during the meeting.

“There was a lot of back

and forth about what we

want in the future on unannexed

land: residential,

commercial, industrial...

there are pros and cons to

each,” he said.

In addition to the input

already gathered from

the staff, Benson said

the council plans to take

resident input for the

first time as the plan is

formed.

“The survey is going to

be about ten free response

questions that residents

The July 10 City Council meeting was held in the Lockport Police Department’s Community Room. 22nd Century Media File Photo

can answer online,” Benson

said. “We’ll be posting

it to Facebook and the

village website and we’ll

be seeking input on things

like ‘why you live here,’

‘pros and cons of living in

the city,’ etcetera.”

Benson said the takeaways

from Wednesdays

meeting will be summarized

in a report that he

expects will be presented

to the Committee of the

Whole and City Council

in September.

“We’ll be looking at it

more in fall as we begin

the budgeting process and

the public will have an

opportunity to give input

then,” he explained.

Lockport relies on the

three year strategic plan

to set goals for budgeting

and the overall vision of

the community when considering

development. It

is the primary document

used for such purposes

along with a ten year infrastructure

plan.

The City Council will

return to its regular board

meeting schedule on

July 17.

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Lockport police officer surprises

community with friendly gesture

Police Reports

Police: Tools stolen

Alex Ivanisevic

Editor

The day before the Fourth

of July was a scorcher, but one

Lockport Police Department officer

took the chance to brighten

the day in a cool way.

On that Wednesday afternoon,

Lockport Township Park District

Camp Counselor Stephanie

Dinolfo said the summer camp

children had just settled into

their “free-choice time” playing

games or water activities at Willow

Walk Park in Lockport when

she noticed an officer nearby was

monitoring a stop sign. Residents

in the neighborhood claimed to

be having trouble with the intersection

and speeding cars.

Not long after, the officer

drove into the parking lot of the

park, announced something on

his loud speaker and according

to Dinolfo, the campers took off

running towards the officer.

“Free ice cream,” Officer Vince

Vitacco announced on his speaker.

He brought Bomb Pops popsicles

for all the kids at camp to

cool off with under the pavilion.

Dinolfo said, “I guess Officer

Vitacco just thought it was an extremely

hot day and in the spirit

of Independence Day he wanted

to be patriotic and do something

nice for the kids to show them

police are there as friends and

allies.”

She said the kind gesture really

stuck with her and the other

camp counselors. “We just want

to say thank you to Officer Vitacco

for acknowledging us and

being a good role model,” Dinolfo

said.

Vitacco has been with the

Lockport Police Department for

17 years. He said he saw that the

popsicles were on sale at Jewel

and once he drove around and

saw children everywhere playing

outside in the heat, he knew what

he wanted to do.

“I was just handing them out

to kids as I saw them, prior to the

Fourth of July, I was even playing

the ice cream man music,” he

said. “Families couldn’t believe

it and the kids absolutely loved

it, it filled my heart to share with

the community.”

Camp Counselor Stephanie Dinolfo took this picture of Officer Vince Vitacco giving popsicles to

children at Willow Walk Park on July 3. Photo Submitted

from junior high roof

Two generators, two air compressors,

among tools stolen

from the roof of Fairmont Junior

High, 735 Green Garden Place,

on June 20. The tools were left

there by crew with Olsson Roofing.

The crew had removed the

ladders so there was no access

to the roof, but someone used

a handcart and pipe fencing to

gain access to the roof. Three

blowers, four accutracks, several

drills, saw chargers, batteries,

grinders, extension cords, an air

hose, hand tools and a radio were

stolen as well.

Lockport Police Department

June 23

• Anthony Desimone, 37, of

Woodridge, was charged with

speeding, no valid registration,

operation of uninsured motor

vehicle, driving while license

suspended and had an outstanding

warrant out for his arrest. Officer

observed vehicle traveling

at a high rate of speed in the 700

block of N. State Street, subsequently

conducting a traffic stop

on the offending vehicle. Subject

was released on bond pending

Will County Court date and Du-

Page County Court date.

June 22

• Adam Hesik, 21, of Crest

Hill, was charged with criminal

damage to property. Officers

responded to the 1000 block of

S. State Street for a subject who

had punched an ATM cracking

the glass on the machine. Subject

was released on bond pending

Will County Court date.

June 21

• $75 was taken from an unlocked

vehicle in the 200 block

of Parkview Lane in Lockport.

Officer responded to aburglary

to motor vehicle call after the

owner learned someone had entered

his unlocked vehicle removing

$75 from the center console

of the vehicle.

Will County Sheriff’s Office

June 20

• Jacob Nagel, 19, of the 600

block of Oak Street, was arrested

and charged with two counts of

fleeing/eluding police, disobeying

a stop sign, speeding and

forgery/counterfeit.

June 17

• Patrick L. Taylor, 37, of 223

Riverview Ave. in Lockport, was

arrested for burglary to motor

vehicle, theft of vehicle parts (2

counts), criminal trespass to vehicle,

aggravated driving while

license suspended, and resisting

a peace officer at the 3600 block

of S. State St.

June 16

• Lavoris R. Lennon, 28, of 113

South Ave. in Lockport, was arrested

for battery and resisting a

police officer. Megan M. Glaum,

27, of the same address, was arrested

for two counts of endangering

the life/health of a child.

• Jorge Zamora-Rivera, 21, of

111 Akin Ave. in Joliet was cited

for no valid driver’s license, operating

an uninsured motor vehicle,

and speeding on the 21000

block of West Division Street in

Lockport.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Lockport

Legend’s Police Reports are

compiled from official reports found

online on the Will County Sheriff’s

Office or Lockport Police Department’s

website or releases issued by

the department and other agencies.

Individuals named in these

reports are considered innocent of

all charges until proven guilty in a

court of law.


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the lockport legend | July 18, 2019 | 5

Historic John Lane Days offers farming fun and history

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Each year Historic John

Lane Farm, located at

16217 S. Gougar Road,

celebrates the pivotal invention

of the steel plow

by its namesake with a

weekend full of historic

fun, farm-fresh produce,

family-friendly activities

and a craft and vendor

fair at Historic John Lane

Days.

This year's fourth annual

event – held from 11

a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 13

and 14 – also served as a

unique way to slow down

the clock, connect with

nature and enjoy the local

community.

“We want to help people

appreciate what we had

here in the past, to get in

touch with it and, hopefully,

they will want to

preserve it, too,” said John

Lane Farm owner Sylvia

Zielke-Kuffel, noting the

steel plow's importance to

modern farming, as well as

the American food system

in general. “The humanitarian

efforts that took

place here are enormous,

and the accomplishments

it brought about in the

world, feeding the people,

you can't place a dollar

amount on it.”

Zielke-Kuffel's dream

is to renovate the farm's

historic barn and develop

it into an educational community

center. Historic

John Lane Days serves as

a fundraiser to generate the

money needed to repair the

structure's roof.

New Lenox resident

Ken Philiph grew up on

a farm in Iowa. He and

his wife, Dee Philiph, enjoy

attending John Lane

Days annually to reflect

on a foregone era, shop for

unique items and enjoy a

little fun in the sun.

“It's nostalgic being on a

farm, especially when you

see a horse-drawn wagon.

I'm old enough where I

saw the last of the horsedrawn

wagons on the

farms. It was good times

for me but hard times in

some cases for the farmers,”

Ken Philiph said.

Dee Philiph added,

“This takes you back to

remembering what it was

like connecting with nature.

Nowadays everything

is warehouses and

gaming and kids with their

iPhones. They've gotten so

disconnected with the land

and Mother Earth. You ask

a kid, 'Where do you get

vegetables?' And they'll

say, 'The grocery store.'

A lot of them don't know

about planting a seed and

having something grow.”

The children who attended

Historic John Lane

Days learned a thing or two

about growing vegetables

at the organic farm. They

even got the opportunity to

see some real-life chickens

who call the landmark location

home.

President Abraham Lincoln

– portrayed by Kevin

J. Wood – was on-hand to

meet with attendees, and

author Stan Banash shared

historical anecdotes at his

booth where he sold copies

of his book “Roadside History

of Illinois.” Homer

Township Fire Protection

District hosted a touch-atruck

station, as well.

Sunny Lane Acres, John

Lane Farm's craft and gift

shop, was open for business

displaying everything

from jewelry to photo

prints to specialty glasses.

“We've been adding

some things,” said Michelle

Svee who runs the

shop and organized Historic

John Lane Days. “I

still have my paper bead

jewelry here and we have

local photograph prints,

embroidered tote bags –

those are our newest things

– crocheted items, customized

wine glasses, coffee

mugs, bottles and more

jewelry.”

Eggs and fresh produce

grown on-site were also

for sale, and more vegetable

options will become

available as the season

progresses.

“Right now we have

kale, which will be ready

throughout the whole summer,”

said Svee. “We have

kohlrabi, which is a vegetable

that a lot of people

don't know about, but those

who do love it. We have

some lettuce ready. The

peppers are starting to turn,

so we'll have green peppers

and jalapeno peppers starting,

and I saw a couple of

red tomatoes out there, so

they'll be ready soon.”

The craft fair was one

of the many highlights of

the event, as such vendor

booths as Chris's Creations

– featuring planes and cars

made of cans – Katherine

Badilla Jewelry, Angela

Kristen Made Customized

Items and more offered a

one-of-a-kind shopping

experience.

Svee explained that

more vendors than ever

before participated in

2019, and she hopes to

continue to grow Historic

John Lane Days each year.

“We want to invite more

people to come out because

we do think this is

an important part of the

community,” said Svee.

“If we're able to have this

small event and keep making

it bigger, more people

will participate, and that's

President Abraham Lincoln – portrayed by Kevin J. Wood – shares stories with

Historic John Lane Days attendees. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Lockport residents Susan (left) and Jack Fronek check out the offerings at the

Angela Kristen Made booth.

a good thing.”

Sunny Lane Acres at

John Lane Farm is open,

weather depending,

Wednesday through Friday

from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

on Saturday. Visitors can

support the barn fundraising

efforts by stopping

by Sunny Lane Acres and

talking to Svee.


6 | July 18, 2019 | the lockport legend news

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Awards and reading under the Stars

Christian Villanueva

Editorial Intern

After six weeks of fun

reading, the annual Lockport

White Oak Library’s

summer reading challenge

has come to an end. The

theme for this year’s challenge

was “Read Under

the Stars.”

The summer reading

challenge ran from

May 28 to July 12 at all

three White Oak Library

Branches: Lockport, Crest

Hill and Romeoville.

This year’s reading challenge

saw a huge increase

in participation compared

to the previous year. Last

year, just under 3,000 people

signed up, whereas this

year 4,401 people signed

up; 2,247 children, 643

teens, and 1511 adults.

Year-long memberships

to Brookfield were given

out to three lucky people

who signed up before June

8. There was one winner

from each location.

Patricia Jarog, branch

manager at Lockport,

said the summer reading

challenge is an important

challenge to have

and something that people

of all ages can enjoy.

“Here at the library we

really encourage children

and teens to read books

that they want to read and

not just books for school,”

Jarog said. “Summer is a

really important time to

keep reading, not just for

children and teens, but for

everyone. It also allows

for more recreational reading.”

One of the things the

children really enjoy

throughout the challenge

is the prize wheel.

“Once they get to a certain

amount of reading,

they get to spin our prize

wheel,” Jarog said. “Depending

on where it lands,

they get to choose a small

prize from a prize drawer

that corresponds to where

the wheel landed in the

spin. It is something that

they love to do when they

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come to the library.”

Jane Gardner, one of the

children librarians at the

Lockport branch, feels the

placement and length of

the summer reading challenge

is very effective.

“With parents and families

usually going on vacation

towards the end of July

and most of August, and

with school going back in

session shortly after that,

having the challenge run

from late May to early

July fits well,” said Gardner.

“Six weeks is typically

how long the challenge

runs. It is perfect the way

we have it.”

Besides the prize wheel,

Gardner said that once the

kids finish six hours of

reading they receive a ticket

that they choose to put

in a basket of their choice.

“We have four baskets that

the kids get to choose from

to put their ticket in. Each

basket has different types

of prizes,” Gardner said.

“Each branch has different

baskets, but we usually

draw the winners of those

baskets after the party, on

the following Monday.”

This past Saturday, July

13, the White Oak Library

held its annual finale party

at the Crest Hill branch

with 441 in attendance at

20670 Kubinski Drive,

Crest Hill. Prizes were

given out to children,

teens, and adults, which

included the grand prize

winner Karen Walker from

the Crest Hill Branch. The

grand prize for winner was

between a telescope, memberships

to Adler Planetarium

and the Museum of

Science and Industry, or a

gift certificate for camping

gear. Walker chose the gift

certificate.

The party was sponsored

by Numark Credit Union,

the Lockport Woman’s

Club, and Willow Falls

Nereida Angel, a children’s services specialist at the Crest Hill Branch, watches as

Eva Jarog plays a game at the Read Under the Stars finale party. Photo submitted

Homeowners Association

among others. A free hot

dog lunch was included for

the kids and their parents.

The party at the Crest

Hill library also included

free Kona Ice, and a rocket

launch that was organized

by the teen librarians. In

addition, the library added

a new activity for the kids

to enjoy, a free petting zoo.

Jarog is excited to see

what next year’s theme will

be and hopes more people

continue to sign up for the

reading challenge. “Every

year we have a wrap up

meeting and assess how we

did and try to think of ways

to get more people to sign

up and how to make it more

enjoyable overall,” Jarog

said. “We do our assessment

in August and then

start planning for next year

in January, which includes

finding a theme.”

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challenge participants. Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century

Media

Lockport White Oak Library

hopes the summer

reading challenge can continue

helping kids improve

their reading levels and

find enjoyment in reading

all year-round, not just in

the summer.


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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.

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of different things because

the history of the

Confederacy is they were

anti-black, anti-Jew and

anti-Catholic,” Walsh said.

“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.”

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to the Village Board,

Fleischer addressed the

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Say ‘Aloha’ to the return

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Park Avenue from 171st to

Hickory streets. Residents

can enjoy new vendors

such as 350 Brewing, The

Open Bottle and Parmesan

Station. Food and drinks

can be purchased with

cash.

There will be two stages,

one to the south and one

to the north. The concerts

will begin at noon with

The Walk-ins on the south

stage and South of Disorder

on the north stage. The

Walk-ins are a local Tinley

band made up of teachers

who play a variety of music,

and the South of Disorder

play music inspired

by Jimmy Buffett.

The band Johnny

Russler, a tropical-sounding

artist, will perform at

4 p.m. on the south stage

– while Arra, a classic rock

band, plays on the north

stage. Among the crowd

there will be soloist, duos

and DJs set up to play in

between the main stage

acts.

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visit TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Man shot through door in

alleged target 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

crimetips@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.

“They’re suggesting

the boys try to get them a

little earlier now so they

can continue working with

the younger Scouts in the

troop before they go off

to college and disappear,”

said Alex’s mom, Jennifer.

“It gives them time to give

back to the troop, and that

was important to Alex.”

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.

“I’ve personally seen the

comfort [stuffed animals]

bring to children,” Alex

told the Village Board

when he was presented

with his plaque last month.

“When he was picking

his project Alex wanted to

do something a little different,”

Jennifer explained.

“A lot of the boys will

do projects that revolve

around building something,

but he wanted to do

something that hadn’t been

done before.”

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.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Frankfort families

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Local store participates in

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in the Park

It was an evening filled

with flying frisbees,

bounce house jumping

and music provided by DJ

Keith Wallace — who also

serves as the executive director

of the Lincolnway

Special Recreation Association.

The Frankfort Park

District’s second Party in

the Park of the year, held

at Heritage Knolls Park,

brought families together

for a night of games

and activities. The series

kicked off in June with

the “Fortnite Dance into

Summer” event, and a

third party, “Dog Days of

Summer,” is scheduled for

Aug. 12 at Jackson Creek

Park.

“Tonight is about

awareness,” said Karyn

Reczek, LWSRA marketing,

fundraising and outreach

coordinator. “We

go to different parks and

throw a pop-up party.

The TCC Verizon store

located at 16527 W. 159th

St. in Lockport, is one of

the 850 participating stores

across the country that will

donate backpacks filled

with school supplies from

1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

Round Room LLC, the

nation’s largest Verizon

Authorized Wireless Retailer

announced July 9 that

its TCC and Wireless Zone

stores will donate 140,000

backpacks to ensure children

across the United

States are prepared for the

start of the school year.

According to the National

Retail Federation, families

with school-aged children

spent a total of $27.5

billion on school supplies

last year and this year the

number is expected to increase.

Since 2013, TCC

has donated over 950,000

backpacks through this annual

program that aims to

alleviate the rising costs of

school supplies.

“We want to make certain

the youth in America

have equal access to a

great start of the school

year, so we are thrilled

to support that goal with

our seventh annual backpack

giveaway,” said

Scott Moorehead, CEO of

It’s about getting people

out into the parks. The

Frankfort Park District

hosts these events, so it

gets moved around the

district. We’re in different

parks throughout

Frankfort.”

Along with the LWSRA,

Corona Realty Group and

Riverside Health Care

helped sponsor the party,

which had a Crosstown

Classic theme.

“We do three of these a

year,” said Gina Hassett,

Frankfort Park District executive

director.

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FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

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“By providing families

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burden and helping set students

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The bags will be filled

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Letter to the Editor

Plastic free July

Back in the day, when

plastic was first starting

to have an impact on our

lives, we welcomed it with

open arms. We embraced

its convenience, its affordability

and, due to its

malleability, its seemingly

endless potential.

No one dreamt plastic’s

trajectory would put it on

a collision course with life

on Earth. No one knew

plastic, in just a few decades,

would be found in

our food, water, soil, and

even the air we breathe.

No one knew it would

be found on the highest

mountain tops, the deepest

depths of the ocean, in

the Arctic, and even in our

own bodies.

Well, most didn’t know.

But some people did.

Some knew full well every

piece of plastic ever

produced would be with

us in some form or another

throughout eternity.

Some knew the earth was

being ravaged for the fossil

fuels necessary to produce

plastic. And some

knew there was no known

way to properly dispose of

the tons upon tons of plastic

being spit out onto this

planet every single day.

Yes, some people knew all

about this, but they kept it

very quiet.

We were slow to realize

what “those in the

know” already knew.

Gradually, one by one,

we came to the realization

that plastic, in addition

to offering us great

benefits, was also causing

us great harm. Maybe the

pictures of wildlife ensnared

in plastic opened

our eyes, or learning of

the enormous garbage

patches in the oceans,

or maybe it was something

as simple as seeing

yet one more plastic bag

snagged on a tree branch

and fluttering in the wind.

Whatever the trigger,

we began to wake up to

the realization we have a

major plastic problem on

our hands.

If progress is going to be

made in regard to the plastic

problem that progress

is going to have to come

from you, me, and the guy

down the street because,

unlike plastic manufacturers,

we actually CARE

about this planet. Every

one of us can, and should,

assess our own plastic usage,

determine how we

can reduce the use of plastic

in our lives, and make

a commitment to make it

happen.

“Plastic Free July” is

a global initiative to call

attention to the plastic

problem and acknowledge

the moral imperative to

start taking action. What

a glorious month to gain a

bit of independence from

the plastic chokehold!

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I

have only been Editor

of The Lockport Legend

for a few weeks

now and something that I

have immediately noticed

is the commitment residents

in Lockport have to

the community.

They go out of their way

simply to help one another

whether that be through

supporting each other‘s

businesses or brightening

each other‘s day. A few

examples of these loyal actions

can be found through

this week’s issue.

The news cover on

Page 5 highlights the

Historic John Lane Farm’s

annual weekend of fun

where residents visited

to show their support for

the farm’s history and

what it has done for the

community and people as

a whole. Page 4 should

bring a smile to your face

reading about a Lockport

police officer’s kind gesture

toward children in the

community.

Each week, I get to see

how the Lockport community

is working together to

better it.

Take this week’s letter

to the editor for instance.

It shows how helping

your community and

those around you might

not always be in the way

you imagined; sometimes

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Comedy around every

corner Faith-based comedy group

comes to Lockport, Page 18

Family-made flavor

El Motor Mexican Restaurant features

popular Mexican staples, Page 20

Judy Medvesky (left) dances with Jackie

Baker on Baker’s birthday Thursday, July 11,

at the Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course. Jesse

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Members of the Lockport community gather at the Prairie Bluff Golf

Course to enjoy live music, Page 17


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FAITH BRIEFS

Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church

(925 E. 9th St., Lockport)

Saturday Service

5 p.m.

Sundays Service

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

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Weight Watchers

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

weigh-in, meeting starts at

6 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

for beginners

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

for established members

All meetings are “closed

door”

Care for the Caregiver

Group Meetings:

Please call the church

office at 815-838-0708 for

information and to RSVP.

Vacation Bible School

9am-noon July 15-19;

$15 per child/$35 max per

family

4 years old thru 5th

grade, Registration

forms online: www.shep

herdofthehill.com or at

church

Summer Service Schedule:

Ends on August 7,

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

service, includes a light

supper at 6:00pm

Sunday 9 a.m. and

10:35am all year long

The last Saturday service

will be on June 1, and

start up again on August

17

Legacy Vineyard Church

(315 E. 11th St., Lockport)

Sunday Services

10 a.m.

Mt. Ebal Missionary Baptist Church

(221 Cameron Ave. Lockport)

Early Sunday Morning

Worship

8 a.m. There is communion

every first Sunday.

For more information, call

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Worship Service

11 a.m. There is communion

every first Sunday.

Mission Ministry

6 p.m. Mondays

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Narcotics Anonymous

6 p.m. Wednesdays

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

(1500 S. Briggs St., Lockport)

Divine Worship

9 a.m. Sundays with

Fellowship to follow at 10

a.m. For more information,

call (815) 838-1832.

First Congregational United Church of

Christ

(700 N. Ninth St., Lockport)

Worship

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Nursery Program

Available Sundays during

worship.

Greet and Meet over

Treats

10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Ladies Craft and Chat

Third Friday, June 21st.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Carry-out dinner at 6:00

p.m.

Mid-Week Reflection

Scripture and Prayers.

Second and Fourth

Wednesdays.

June, July, August.

6:30-7 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Saturdays, 6:30

p.m.

First United Methodist Church of

Lockport

(1000 S. Washington St., Lockport)

Worship/Jr. Church

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

Circle of Love

9 a.m. Wednesdays.

Circle of Love provides

diapers, feminine and incontinence

products to

clients qualified to use the

local FISH Food Pantry.

For more information, call

(815) 838-1017.

Joliet Seventh-Day Adventist Church

(21514 W. Division St., Lockport)

Saturday Services

9:30 a.m. Sabbath

school; 10:45 a.m. Worship

Hour.

Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Attendees can share their

praise reports and prayer

requests. The call-in number

is (530) 881-1200.

When prompted enter the

access code: 761835 then

the # key. The prayer line

is free, and there is no additional

cost beyond regular

phone charges.

St. Dennis Church

(1214 S. Hamilton St., Lockport)

Angel Choir

All school and parish

students in grades 3

through 8 can participate.

Rehearsal is every

Thursday from 5-6 p.m. in

church. Angel Choir sings

two weekend mass times

per month.

Kids Chime Choir

All school and parish

students in grades 3

through 8 can participate.

Rehearsal is every

Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in

church music room.

Daily Mass Times

8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday

8:15 a.m. Wednesday

8 a.m. Friday with communion

service

Sunday Mass

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

11:15 a.m. All are welcome.

Healing Prayer

Please see faith, 19


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the lockport legend | July 18, 2019 | 17

Music on the Patio brings classic songs to public course

Jesse Wright

Freelance Reporter

It’s Thursday evening

and the sun is setting low

on the horizon across the

Prairie Bluff Public Golf

Course in Lockport, but

the action isn’t on the

course, it’s in the restaurant

on the property.

Paul Stolia is tuning up

his guitar and joking with

the staff, preparing for

another Thursday Music

on the Patio, the weekly

music series at Prairie

Bluff.

This is not the first year

of the Music on the Patio

series, but it is the first

series in several years.

Besides the patio music,

the public golf course is

also offering a variety of

summer fun including

a Wednesday Queen of

Hearts Raffle that benefits

the Dellwood Foundation,

which is a nonprofit that

supports the park district.

The drawing is at $3,592

this week, but it’s all in

good fun. Both the drawing,

the music Thursday

evening and an occasional

Tuesday series that combines

crafts with drinks

are all meant to bring the

community together to the

public course.

Of course, it helps when

the whether cooperates.

“We really lucked out

on the weather today,” said

Becki Dryer, the recreation

supervisory, on Thursday.

She said so far the musicians,

who will be playing

through the last Thursday

in August, have been

drawing in big crowds if

dozens of people all as

part of a plan to remind the

community of a resource.

“We know we have a

great product,” said Ryan

Cronholm the food and

In the foreground, Jean Hillard dances with mom, Carissa

Chruscinski, and her daughter Evelyn. Photos by Jesse

Wright/22nd Century Media

beverage manager. “We’re

trying every single way we

can to know we’re here.”

Last Thursday the

weather cooperated and

the audience enjoyed the

show. Dozens of people

clapped along to the songs

and Judy Medvesky, one

of the dozens in the audience,

said she enjoyed the

show.

“How much better could

it get,” Medvesky asked.

“Paul has been so great.”

Among the inducements

is a special called nine and

five, where for $60 golfers

can shoot nine holes and

get a meal for two or $60.

Though even those who

don’t go golfing can find

fun at the public course’s

clubhouse. The clubhouse

is open all year round and

in addition to the music

and golf discounts, the

club is offering a Tuesday

Glitter Your Palette event,

which is happening next

Tuesday and in August.

For more information,

visit www.lockportpark.

org.

Guitarist and singer songwriter Paul Strolia performs before an audience at Prairie

Bluff Public Golf Course on Thursday, July 11.

The audience at the Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course swings their hands to Neil

Diamond’s Sweet Caroline Thursday evening.


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Comedy group brings lots of laughs to Lockport

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Comedian Dave Ebert,

of Crest Hill, is the

Founder of Well Versed

Comedy and one of the

children’s pastors at Cross

Point Church in Lockport

—the other half of the

team is his wife Bobbie—

has waited for the right

producer to help launch

his comedy troupe. It was

divine intervention meeting

Michael White, President

and film director of

Road 2 Eternity productions

in Joliet.

Well Versed Comedy

has partnered with Road 2

Eternity, a television, radio

and movie production

company based in Joliet,

to produce a five episode

pilot program to be filmed

in Lockport, this month

on July 15, 22 and 29.

For Ebert, comedy is

his life. “I’ve always been

a performer. I’ve always

made people laugh. As a

kid we went to the pool.

I can remember I would

do my own body building

contest while another

contest was going on the

other side. I used humor

to get attention,” he said.

Some comedians hide

rejection behind their

jokes, at one time Ebert

was the same. “I got

into deep depression

in high school,” he explained.

“From that point

on through college I used

humor to shield who I was

and hide how I felt. At the

same time.”

Ebert said he tried

helping people get

out of the depression

and weight he felt.

“Since founding Well

Versed Comedy, I wanted

to do something in Christian

Improv with putting it

on TV,” Ebert said. “[The

five episode pilot] is kind

of like a who’s line is it

anyway but this is for

God, it’s called His Line.

I didn’t have the finances,

the resources or the connections

to make that happen

but God does.”

If the name Michael

White sounds familiar

to Lockport residents,

White’s film “Reflection”

was chosen to be part of

the Midwest Waterways

short Film Festival at the

Roxy Theater. White’s

drama was even filmed in

Lockport and shown at the

Roxy on July 11. It was

a win-win situation when

he and Ebert decided to

collaborate on producing

a comedy show in Lockport

with a live audience.

“I’m taking Christian

comedy to the next level,”

White said. “The project

has been speeding up. A

lot of conversations taking

place. Pictures that

you’re seeing now are not

messages of hope. Most

don’t uplift or push you in

the right direction. What

we’re trying to do with

His Line is provide transformational

media that’s

going to dynamically

shape media in a positive

direction.”

White, has been involved

in projects with

TBN Studio and has

worked with actors from

the Chicago series.

“If we tap into the gift

we are given and exercise

that gift imagine the

atmospheric shift in our

world. Just one person can

make a difference,” White

said. “This is something

new and we’d really like

the residents to be a part

of it.”

There are many more

projects in the works for

this crew.

On Friday night, August

16, Well Versed Comedy

will be performing with a

Working on the comedy show are (left to right) Michael White, Dave Ebert, Founder of Well Versed Comedy and

Sheila White, Producer from Road2Eternity. The group will be taping in Lockport July 22 and July 29. They are

looking for audience members, contact road2eternity.net/contact. Photos Submitted

special guest MADtrimony.

During Comedy Night

at CPC.

“Many couples go to

marriage counseling,

we perform on stage together,”

Ebert laughed.

Another upcoming event

will be PureFest on Saturday,

September 28 from

1-6 p.m. Both events will

be held at Cross Point

Church located at 17530

W. Fox Hollow Drive in

Lockport.

“I’m excited to see my

dreams coming true,”

Ebert said. “Just because

we’re Christian, doesn’t

mean that we’re boring,

it doesn’t mean following

Christ is a bunch of rules.

We can come to church

and laugh and have fun.

For many years I used

humor to hide me, today I

The members of Well Versed Comedy will be performing at PureFest on September

28 at Cross Point Church in Lockport.

use humor to reveal Him.”

Sheila White, the producer

for Road2Eternity,

said “I’m always looking

for talent out there to

bring to the platform.” For

additional questions, contact

info@road2eternity.

net. For information on

the 2nd annual PureFest

visit the website www.

PureFest.org .


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faith

From Page 16

Following the Saturday

mass and 9:30 a.m. and

11:15 a.m. Sunday mass.

All are welcome. Contact

Parish Secretary at secre

tary@saint-dennis.org or

call (815) 838-2592 for

more information.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

(15625 S. Bell Road, Lockport)

Sunday Services

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

a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10

a.m. Sunday School. For

more information, call

(708) 645-0652.

THRIVE Church

(Kelvin Grove School, 808 Adams St.,

Lockport)

Sunday Worship

10:30 a.m. Adult Service

10:30 a.m. Kid’s Church

Thrive Youth

7 p.m. Wednesdays

night youth gatherings

Thrive Circles

7 p.m. for adults. Days

vary. Email pastorbrian@

gmail.com for more info.

First Baptist Church of Lockport

(800 Thornton St., Lockport)

POWER UP Vacation Bible

School

6-8:30 p.m. July 8-12

Sunday Services

9:30 a.m. Morning Bible

study classes for all ages;

10:45 a.m.-noon Morning

Worship Service.

Angel Food House Food

Pantry

12:15-1 p.m. Sundays

and 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Open to the public. First

time users please bring

two forms of identification.

For more information,

call Kathy at (872)

216-9212.

Coloring Club

5:30–7:00 p.m. Friday

Nights.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Abhinanda Datta at

a.datta22ndcenturymedia.

com or call (708) 326-9170

ext. 15. Information is due

by noon Thursday one week

prior to publication.

In

Lo vingMemory

Harry O.Haddix

Harry O. Haddix, U.S. Army Veteran, age 92, passed

away July 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his

loving wife of 59 years Jean (nee Yauger) Haddix and

8 brothers and sisters. Harry is survived by his three

daughters, Laurie Pietkiewicz, Deb Franiak, and Jodi

Williams; grandchildren Jennifer (Matt) Stepinski,

Sara (Mike) Evans, Dan (Rosemary) Pietkiewicz, Jake (Emma) Williams, and

Luke (Brittany) Williams; great-grandchilren Kyle Danalewich, Ariana Stepinski,

Mikella and Kaden Evans, and Aubrey and Riley Williams; one great- greatgrandson

Landon Danalewich. Harry was a car enthusiast and was an avid Cubs

Fan! He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers donations

to the Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org, would be appreciated. Per

Harry’s wishes, cremation rites were respectfully addressed. A memorial gathering

will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00

a.m. at O’NEIL FUNERAL HOME & HERITAGE CREMATORY, 1105 E. 9th

STREET, LOCKPORT. Inurnment private. Relatives and friends are invited to

sign the online guestbook at: www.oneilfuneralhome.com

visit us online at

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The Dish

Flavor, homemade food key to Frankfort’s El Motor

Nuria Mathog

Contributing Editor

At El Motor Mexican

Restaurant, the focus is on

family.

The four members of

the Martinez clan who run

the Frankfort restaurant

are united by a common

goal: encouraging area

families to keep coming

back for flavorful Mexican

cuisine made from

scratch.

“My dad has been

cooking for more than 25

years,” El Motor owner

Ernesto Martinez said.

“He’s always been our

cook, so about two years

ago he wanted to start up

his own restaurant, and

we’ve all worked in the

restaurant industry —

me and my sister and my

brother.”

Each member of the

family plays a different

role at the restaurant, Martinez

said. His father, Gabriel,

cooks up the dishes

in the back, while his

brother Valentine and sister

Gaby help out as servers.

“We’ve always been

family-oriented people,”

said Martinez, who added

that working with his father

and siblings has been

a great experience.

Frankfort’s location and

business community made

it an ideal site for the restaurant,

Martinez said.

“We knew people that

started businesses here,”

Martinez said. “And we

live close, 10 to 15 minutes

from here.”

El Motor offers traditional

Mexican staples

such as tacos and tostadas.

Many of the items can be

purchased as standalone

dishes, as well as part of a

dinner option that includes

El Motor Mexican

Restaurant

9645 Lincolnway Lane

Suite 107, Frankfort

Hours

• 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday and

Sunday

• 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

• Closed Monday

For more information ...

Phone: (815) 464-

5219

Web: www.facebook.

com/elmotormexican

restaurant/

rice and beans on the side,

and the restaurant also offers

specials such as halfprice

margaritas from 4-8

p.m. Fridays.

The tacos, fajitas, burritos

and quesadillas are

among the restaurant’s

most popular items, Martinez

said.

The fajitas de res

($12.95) feature steak

strips cooked with tomatoes,

green peppers and

onions, and are plated with

rice, beans and salad, then

served with the customer’s

choice of tortillas on the

side.

“With every table, we

bring out our own chips

and salsa,” Martinez added.

“We make our own

chips here, our hot and

mild sauce also, we make

it here, and our pico [de

gallo]; it’s very popular.”

All of the items on the

restaurant’s menu are

made from scratch, including

the drink selection,

which includes horchata,

a strawberry lemonade and

agua de jamaica, as well as

two types of licuados, or

smoothies.

“We don’t make it with

ice cream,” Martinez said,

At El Motor Mexican Restaurant in Frankfort, the fajitas de res ($12.95), made of steak strips cooked with tomatoes,

green peppers and onions, are plated with rice, beans and salad and served with the diner’s choice of tortillas on

the side. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

The steak tacos are sold for $2.20 each with lettuce, cheese and tomato.

of the licuados. “We make

it with real strawberries

or bananas, real fruit, and

then we mix it with ice and

milk.”

Martinez said the restaurant

began offering delivery

services through Doordash

two months ago.

“It’s really helping us

grow and gain new customers,”

he said.

Ultimately, Martinez

said, the restaurant’s goal

is to create a familyfriendly

environment.

Many of the restaurant’s

customers are families

who drop by after their

child’s baseball game,

and El Motor also offers

a 10-percent discount to

customers with a Supporters

in Area Music, or

SIAM card, which benefits

the Lincoln-Way

Community High School

District 210 Music Booster

organizations, he said.

“I like seeing that people

love our food, and they

keep coming back,” Martinez

said. “They kind of became

like family, because

they know my dad, they

know it’s a family restaurant.

... It’s the relationship

that you build with people

in Frankfort, that we build

with them.”


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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

(var.)

16. Bypass

17. Book part

18. Court grp.

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)

ORLAND PARK

Girl in the Park

(11265 W. 159th

St., Orland Park; (708)

226-0042)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesday-

Saturday: Live music

The Brass Tap

(14225 95th Ave. Suite

400, Orland Park; (708)

226-1827)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Trivia. Prizes awarded

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live music

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park; (708) 349-

2111)

■6-9 ■ p.m. Thursday,

Friday, and Saturday:

Eman

■6-9 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Gene Infelise and

Francesca

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square

Drive, Orland Park;

(708) 226-9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Free

Bar Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays or

Saturdays: Live

Music

■10 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Karaoke

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St.,

Lockport; (815) 834-

9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-

Friday: Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays: Live

Band

■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-

1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

■10 ■ p.m.-midnight

Saturdays: Cosmic

Bowl

To place an event in The

Scene, email a.datta@22nd

centurymedia.com.

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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beautiful parklike lot within

walking distance to Dellwood

Park and all it has to offer. This lovely home boasts a sun-filled living room with

gleaming wood laminate flooring and loads of windows; Beautiful, remodeled

kitchen with maple cabinets, custom backsplash, stainless steel appliances,

breakfast bar and adorable “ironing board closet”; Amazing brand new bath that

boasts “wood look” ceramic tile, linen closet & subway tile backsplash in bath;

Both bedrooms have gleaming, newly refinished hardwood flooring; Full basement

with 1/2 bath; Breathtaking, park-like yard that offers 2 ponds, gardens, shade

trees and loads of perennials! It’s a nature lover’s dream! Detached garage with

built-in workbench! Updated electric too!

Asking Price: $184,500

Listing Agent:

Kim Wirtz (708)516-3050

www.kimwirtz.com

Listing Brokerage:

Century 21 Affiliated

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

June 5

• 15027 W. Keswick

Place, Lockport, 60441-

6251 - Ryan Rekruciak

to Matthew D. Rathbun,

$311,500

• 16427 W. 144th

Place, Lockport, 60441-

2330 - Robert A.

Bumber to Gregory W.

Bonner, $196,000

June 6

• 16166 W High

Meadow Drive,

Lockport, 60441-

4120 - Mi Homes Of

Chicago Llc to James R.

Earle, Ream A. Earle,

$445,960

• 217 Bruce Road,

Lockport, 60441-4906

- Gina Pastrick to James

Rich, Karolyn Rich,

$160,000

• 411 Read St.,

Lockport, 60441-3260 -

Miles E. Patchik to David

A. Locke, Patricia A.

Locke, $282,000

June 7

• 16804 S. Morel

St., Lockport, 60441-

4673 - Brian Mertes to

Blaine Lee, Heather Lee,

$223,000

June 10

• 16522 Teton Drive,

Lockport, 60441-7694

- Victoria L. Sordyl to

Michael J. Wojewoda,

Agnieszka Wojewoda,

$172,500

• 16625 W. Springview

Drive, Lockport, 60441-

7007 - Ann Thatcher to

Matthew D. McKee, Amy

M. McKee, $325,000

• 16742 S Sunset

Ridge Court, Lockport,

60441-7674 - Kimberly

Landingham Trustee to

Diane Janke, $230,000

• 318 E. 2nd St.,

Lockport, 60441-2906

- Antonio Romano Jr. to

Jason P. Horn, Kathleen

P. Horn, $270,000

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

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

Help

Wanted

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.

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

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1003 Help

Wanted

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

Are you a person with

attention to detail?

Hiring P/T House Cleaners

No Evenings/Weekends

Will Train

(815) 464-1988

Alvernia Manor

Senior Living - Lemont

Part-Time Cook

Call for Details

(630) 257-7721

Display Ad Salespeople

needed for local business

Great Commission

and Earning Potential

Contact: lucykate5@aol.com

P/T Podiatric Assistant

needed for Homer Glen &

Burbank offices.

Days & Evenings 20-30 hrs/wk

Fax resume to 708.636.4105

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

1004 Employment

Opportunities

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

1037 Prayer / Novena

Oh most Beautiful Flower of

Mt Carmel, Fruitful vine,

splendor of heaven, blessed

mother of the Son of God,

Immaculate Virgin, Assist me

in this my neccessity, oh star of

the sea help me and show me

herein you are my mother. Oh

holy Mary, Mother of God,

Queen of Heaven and Earth, I

humbly beeseach you from the

bottom of my heart to succor

me in my necessity (make

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

Dr 7/19-7/20 8-3pm Household,

furn, electronics, appliances

& much, much more!

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

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Garage

Sale





1053 Multi Family

Sale

Lockport 14921 W. Victoria

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

Furniture, household items.

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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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

Automotive

Help Wanted

Real Estate

Merchandise

per line

DEADLINE -

$52

$13

$50

$30

4 lines/

4 lines/

7 lines/

4 lines/

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7 papers

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LOCAL REALTOR

DIRECTORY

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Your ad could be here!

Call to advertise.

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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!

Place a garage sale ad & reach

over 96,000 homes across

the southwest suburbs!

FOR $42 YOU’LL GET

ASINGLE FAMILY AD

4 LINES in 7 PAPERS

CALL THE CLASSIFIED

DEPARTMENT: 708.326.9170

With the Purchase

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www.22ndcenturymedia.com

1125 Lake Property for Sale

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

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

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Business Directory

2003 Appliance Repair

QUALITY

APPLIANCE

REPAIR, Inc.

• Air Conditioning • Furnaces

Refrigeration • Dishwashers

Stoves & Ovens • Microwaves

Garbage Disposals

Washers&Dryers

Family Owned &Operatedsince 1986

Someone you can TRUST

All work GUARANTEED

BEST price in town!

708-712-1392

2004 Asphalt Paving/Seal Coating

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

2006 Basement Waterproofing

2007 Black Dirt/Top Soil

Sawyer

Dirt

Pulverized Black Dirt

Rough Black Dirt

Driveway Gravel

Available

For Delivery Pricing Call:

815-485-2490

www.sawyerdirt.com

2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

Place a garage sale ad & reach

over 96,000 homes across

the southwest suburbs!

FOR $42 YOU’LL GET

ASINGLE FAMILY AD

4 LINES in 7 PAPERS

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DEPARTMENT: 708.326.9170

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A+


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2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

2025 Concrete Work

2070 Electrical

2070 Electrical

EXPERIENCED

ELECTRICIAN

R E A S O N A B L E

D E P E N D A B L E

SMALL JOBS

CALL ANYTIME

(708) 478-8269

2075 Fencing

2017 Cleaning

Services

FANTASTIK POLISH

CLEANING SERVICE

If you’re tired of housework

Please call us!

(708)599-5016

5th Cleaning is

FREE! Valid only one time

Free Estimates

& Bonded

2025 Concrete

Work

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2090 Flooring

Experiened

Cleaning Lady

Will Clean House or

Apartment.

Free estimates!

815 690 7633

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2032 Decking

2018 Concrete Raising

2025 Concrete Work

2060 Drywall

Sturdy

Deck & Fence

Repair, Rebuild or

Replace

Make It Safe - Make it Sturdy

708 479 9035

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2120 Handyman

Drywall

*Hanging *Taping

*New Homes

*Additions

*Remodeling

Call Greg At:

(815)485-3782

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It!

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It!

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It!

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2120 Handyman

2132 Home Improvement 2132 Home Improvement

HANDYMAN SERVICE —WHATEVER YOU NEED

"OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE"

Windows, Doors, Decks Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling, Plumbing Interior and

Exterior Painting Wall Paper Removal Professional Work At Competitive Prices

CALL MIKE AT 708-790-3416

BEECHY’S

Handyman Service

Custom Painting

Drywall & Plaster Repair

Carpentry Work

Trim & General

Tile & Laminated Flooring

Light Plumbing & Electrical

Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Install StormWindows/Doors

Clean Gutters

Wash Siding & Windows

Call Vern for Free Estimate!

708 714 7549

815 838 4347

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2140 Landscaping

2130 Heating/Cooling

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It!

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It!

FIND

It!

in the

CLASSIFIEDS

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Ideal

Landscaping

Complete

Landscaping

Sodding, Seeding, Trees

Shrubs, Pavers, Retaining

Walls, Firewood

Since 1973

708 856 5422

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2140 Landscaping 2145 Lawn Maintenance

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

2170 Plumbing

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2150 Paint & Decorating

2145 Lawn Maintenance

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over 96,000 homes across

the southwest suburbs!

FOR $42 YOU’LL GET

ASINGLE FAMILY AD

4 LINES in 7 PAPERS

CALL THE CLASSIFIED

DEPARTMENT: 708.326.9170

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MARTY’S

PAINTING

Interior / Exterior

Fast, Neat Painting

Drywall

Wallpaper Removal

Staining

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708-606-3926

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It!

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It!

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www.orlandpainting.com

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It!

in the

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

2170 Plumbing 2174 Propane 2200 Roofing

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50

7 lines/

7 papers

Merchandise

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

2200 Roofing

Celebrating 3 generations of outstanding service!

Tens of Thousands of Highly Satisfied Customers!

Family owned & operated - 66 years in business!

"HAVE oNEoN THE HousE- • Sffit/Facia

• Skylght

•Chmney Cap

•Rfing

• Sidng

•Windw

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2200 Roofing

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

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Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50

7 lines/

7 papers

Merchandise

$30

4 lines/

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2276 Tuckpointing/Masonry

2394 Debt Relief

2294 Window Cleaning

2220 Siding

2276 Tuckpointing/Masonry

P.K.WINDOW

CLEANING CO.

Window Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning

Power Washing

Office Cleaning

call and get $40.00 off

708 974-8044

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Professional

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2489 Merchandise Wanted

2390 Computer Services/Repair

...to place your

Classified Ad!

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Metal Wanted

Scrap Metal, Garden

Tractors,

Snowmobiles,

Appliances, Etc.

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2701 Property for

Sale

2703 Legal

Notices

2703 Legal

Notices

2703 Legal

Notices

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

COMMON AD -

REAL ESTATE SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 171 North State Street, Lockport, IL

60441 (Single Family Home). 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: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC

Plaintiff V.Antonios Koulouris; Norma

Koulouris; United States of America;

Unknown Owners and Non Record

Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1166 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

Certificate 032940 was filed in the

office of the County Clerk of Will

County on July 1, 2019 wherein

the business firm of 1080 PRO-

DUCTIONS

Located at 1907 Trafalgar Dr. Romeoville,

IL 60446 was registered;

that the true orreal name ofthe

person owning the business, with

their respective post office address,

is as follows:

Sean King

1907 Trafalgar Dr.

Romeoville, IL 60446

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 1st day of July, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No.

2016TX297, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LP.

To: Ronald M.Journigen; Occupant of;

Western Sites, LLC, Northwest Registered

Agent Sev.; Will County Clerk;

and all other persons/entities UN-

KNOWN having or claiming any right,

interest or title in the following described

real estate:

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

Block 2in Fairmont, asubdivision of

part ofthe Northeast Quarter and part of

the Southeast Quarter of Section 34,

Township 36 North, Range 10 East of

the Third Principal Meridian, Lockport

Township, Will County, Illinois.

Permanent Index No.

04-34-208-005-0000

On June 19, 2019, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LPfiled aPetition for Order

of Tax Deed. The object ofthe

plaintiff’s petition is to foreclose on the

Tax Sale Certificate No. 15-00851 for

the delinquent taxes on real estate described

above which was issued by the

Will County Treasurer onNovember 29,

2016. The taxes due under the certificate

are for the 2015 tax year. The petition

asks the court todirect the county

clerk toissue atax deed if the property

is not redeemed from the sale onorbefore

November 29, 2019, and that Petitioner,

as grantee of tax deed be put in

possession of said parcel of real estate.

The Petition for Order of Tax Deed will

be brought before the Will County Circuit

Court on January 13, 2020 at 9:00

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

redeem, the court may enter ajudgment

for the relief demanded in the petition.

Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, LP,

Petitioner

Stuart E. Morgenstern, #6275553

Attorney for Petitioner

1 W. Laurel Street

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

(618)357-5315

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No.

2016TX297, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LP.

To: First Midwest Bank, as Trustee

Trust No. 8935; Occupant of; Will

County Clerk; and all other persons/entities

UNKNOWN having or claiming

any right, interest or title in the following

described real estate:

Lots 12, 13 and 14inBlock 7, in Sterling

Park, asubdivision of part of the

Southeast Quarter of Section 34, in

Township 36 North, and inRange 10

East ofthe Third Principal Meridian, in

Will County, Illinois.

Permanent Index No.

04-34-422-009-0000

On June 19, 2019, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LPfiled aPetition for Order

of Tax Deed. The object ofthe

plaintiff’s petition is to foreclose on the

Tax Sale Certificate No. 15-00893 for

the delinquent taxes on real estate described

above which was issued by the

Will County Treasurer onNovember 29,

2016. The taxes due under the certificate

are for the 2015 tax year. The petition

asks the court todirect the county

clerk toissue atax deed if the property

is not redeemed from the sale onorbefore

November 29, 2019, and that Petitioner,

as grantee of tax deed be put in

possession of said parcel of real estate.

The Petition for Order of Tax Deed will

be brought before the Will County Circuit

Court on January 13, 2020 at 9:00

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

redeem, the court may enter ajudgment

for the relief demanded in the petition.

Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, LP,

Petitioner

Stuart E. Morgenstern, #6275553

Attorney for Petitioner

1 W. Laurel Street

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

(618)357-5315

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No.

2016TX297, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LP.

To: Domingo Fox; Gail Fox; Joyce Fox;

Angelia Fox; Raymond Fox; Ricky Fox;

Jack Greenwood, Jr.; Occupant of; Will

County Clerk; and all other persons/entities

UNKNOWN having or claiming

any right, interest or title in the following

described real estate:

Lot 124 in Bruce Highlands, a subdivision

of part of the West Half ofthe

Northwest Quarter of Section 35, in

Township 36 North, and inRange 10

East of the Third Principal Meridian, according

tothe Plat thereof recorded June

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

Document Number 431623 in Will

County, Illinois.

Permanent Index No.

04-35-110-009-0000

On June 19, 2019, Clearleaf Short Alternative

Fund, LPfiled aPetition for Order

of Tax Deed. The object ofthe

plaintiff’s petition is to foreclose on the

Tax Sale Certificate No. 15-00914 for

the delinquent taxes on real estate described

above which was issued by the

Will County Treasurer onNovember 29,

2016. The taxes due under the certificate

are for the 2015 tax year. The petition

asks the court todirect the county

clerk toissue atax deed if the property

is not redeemed from the sale onorbefore

November 29, 2019, and that Petitioner,

as grantee of tax deed be put in

possession of said parcel of real estate.

The Petition for Order of Tax Deed will

be brought before the Will County Circuit

Court onJanuary 13, 2020 at 9:00

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

redeem, the court may enter ajudgment

for the relief demanded in the petition.

Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, LP,

Petitioner

Stuart E. Morgenstern, #6275553

Attorney for Petitioner

1 W. Laurel Street

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

(618)357-5315

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

Antonios Koulouris; Norma Koulouris;

United States of America; Unknown

Owners and Non Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1166

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 25th day of April, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

1st day of August, 2019 ,commencing

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction tothe highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 5 IN BLOCK 21, AND THE

NORTHERLY 31.9 FEET OF VA-

CATED HENRY STREET, IN ARCH-

ER`S ADDITION TO LOCKPORT, A

SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 14, TOWN-

SHIP 36NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERID-

IAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED MAY 5, 1837,

IN BOOK "B", PAGE 452, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

171 North State Street, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

11-04-14-417-003-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

NOTICE

FORMING A BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

Notice is hereby given that the

Northwest Homer Fire Protection

District Board of Trustees are accepting

applications to form a

Board of Fire Commissioners.

There are three positions to be

filled.

Candidates for the Board of Commissioners

must live within the

Northwest Homer Fire Protection

District.

The Board of Commissioner applications

may be picked up at Northwest

Homer Fire Protection District

Station 1, 16152 W. 143rd St.,

Lockport, IL 60491, between 8am

and 3pm beginning Thursday July

25, 2019 and ending Friday August

2, 2019. Completed applications

must be received by 3pm on Monday

August 5, 2019. If you have

any questions, please call station 1

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2703 Legal Notices

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National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

Will County Regional Office of Education today announced on behalf of the Boards of Education of School Districts #17, #30C,

#33C, #70C, #81, #84, #86, #88, #88A, #89, #90, #91, #92, #114, #122, #157C, #159, #161, #200U, #201U, #202, #203, #204,

#205, #207U, #209U, #210, #255U, #365U, and #843 in the counties of Kankakee, Kendall, and Will, State of Illinois, that Channahon

School District #17, Troy School District #30C, Homer School District #33C, Laraway School District #70C, Union School

District #81, Rockdale School District #84, Joliet Elementary School District #86, Chaney-Monge School District #88, Richland

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lockportlegend.com

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Emma Punter

Emma Punter is entering

her sophomore year at

Lockport Township. She is

a returner from the Porter

girls bowling team that

placed fifth in the state

last season.

The girls bowling team

has been meeting

on Wednesday

throughout the

summer. What do you

get out of those?

I get a lot more spare

shooting. I’ve been struggling

to make them. But I

also get to know the new

people on the team and

know more about them.

When you were in

eighth grade, you

were a member of

the Homer Jr. High

team that won the

Illinois Elementary

School State

Championship. What

was that like?

We had such positive

energy for each other. We

all pulled together and

showed that we could do

it. Plus, we were the first

bowling title at Homer. I

went to state this past year

just to watch when they

won it again. It was great

because it brought back all

those experiences again.

A lot of the feeder

schools — like Homer

Jr. High — for LTHS

have had success

in bowling. How

important is that when

you come into high

school?

It helps a lot. You know

that when you get to Lockport

that you are in with

people that you know are

positive and that are going

to do good.

How did you get

started bowling?

I started when I was 8 or

9. It was [current Lockport

junior teammate] Chloe

Siezega who introduced

me to it. We had played

softball together, but then

she started me on bowling.

Do you still play

softball or any other

sport?

No, I do not. I decided

to quit it and concentrate

on bowling. I still love

softball, and I miss it, but

I wanted to concentrate on

bowling since it’s the sport

that I plan to play in college.

What is it about the

game of bowling that

makes it the sport for

you?

You just get to meet

so many people that you

don’t know and interact

with them. In bowling, you

have the time to do that.

You’re not just out playing

a game. I like that.

What have you

learned from Lockport

girls bowling coach Art

Cwudzinski?

I’ve learned a lot. I’ve

learned about my form and

stuff. But I’ve also learned

that even if you lose, you

can still be a winner because

you have a team behind

you. It’s awesome to

have that.

What is your highest

bowling score ever,

and what do you do

to pump yourself up

before a match?

My highest is 264. But

right before that, I had my

highest score of 246. Both

of those happened within

a week of each other last

year. I do listen to a lot of

music, mostly pop music,

and that calms me down.

I also just breathe slowly

and take my time.

If you could meet

Photo submitted

one person who is

currently living, who

would it be and why?

Shawn Mendes. I just

saw him in concert. He has

such good energy around

him. He’s a good motivational

speaker, too, and reminds

us that we all have

youth in us.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lockport?

It’s amazing knowing

that you can get all these

accomplishments here

at Lockport. It’s just an

amazing school and so

supportive. It’s just awesome

to have the teachers

and coaches that we have.

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Randy Whalen

Porters

From Page 36

Juniors Matt Johnson,

a first baseman, and Justin

Waddell, a left fielder,

both had big hits in the

top of the fourth. Waddell

walloped a 2-run single to

right and Johnson jolted a

2-run double to left center.

“It was a good run,”

Waddell said of the high

school summer season.

“We all go to school together

so we want to win.

But now that we have a

break it will be good for

us.”

That break was from

the high school ball as the

travel season continues

throughout the month. In

fact, both Johnson and

Waddell were on the Rhino

traveling team, which was

playing in Kansas City,

Kansas in the latter half of

last week.

“It’s disappointing,”

Johnson said of losing

the first two games of last

week sectional. “But we

came this far. In the end,

we didn’t have our full roster.

We still got to win the

regional [2 weeks earlier].

I lot of us are on the Rhino’s

together but I’d rather

play with these [high

school] guys. They’re

my classmates and close

friends.”

The Warriors, who got

on the board first on a

home run by sophomore

Harrison Scroggins, retook

the lead at 6-4. But Lockport

scored a pair of runs

in the top of the sixth to tie

it at 6-6. The first one was

on an error and the tying

run scored on a 2-out linedrive

RBI single over third

by junior Owen Fitzgerlad.

But West tallied five

runs in the bottom of the

sixth for what proved to

be the final margin. With

one out, senior Mike Kennedy

had a 2-run single

past third on a full count

pitch to give the Warriors

the lead for good. Rowan

Tyk tacked on an RBI double

down the left field line

and fellow senior Ben Gerl

got a 2-run double to deep

right field to cap the scoring

in the inning.

The Porters left the bases

loaded in the seventh.

The next day, Tuesday,

July 9, saw Lincoln-Way

East slip past Sandburg 5-4

in eight innings to advance

to the title game. Next up

was the elimination games,

which saw West whack the

Eagles 10-3 to also move

onto the sectional championship

round.

The sectional championship

then went to East,

which blanked West 10-0

in five innings on Wednesday,

July 10 at Flink Field.

It’s the second time in the

past three seasons that

the Griffins (14-2) will

play in the Illinois High

School Baseball Coaches

Association/Phil Lawler

Summer Classic State

Tournament. Two years

ago they were runner-up.

That takes place this week

at Benedictine University

in Lisle as well as at North

Central College in Naperville.

Despite the losses, Satunas

looked at the positives

from the regional and sectional

rounds the Porters

got to play in.

“We got to go down

swinging,” Satunas said.

“I liked that you are guaranteed

two competitive

games [in the secional]

and we got to see our guys

in four postseason type

games overall. It’s very

good. You get to see different

players in different

situations Some guys step

up in those situations and

make a name for themselves.

“We saw a lot of good

things. We also get to see

what other teams have

and get familiar with them

coming up. We saw a lot of

things that we wanted to

see this summer and that’s

good.”


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Memorial Golf Outing held for LTHS alum lost too soon

Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter

The Lammers family (left to right) Gabe, Ally, Yumi, and Tom at the 3rdAnnual Zachary Lammers Memorial Golf Outing Friday, July 12 at

Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen. Photo Submitted

Zack Lammers loved people.

Nearly five years after his untimely

death that love is still being

returned.

That was evident last weekend

as the 3rd Annual Zachary

Lammers Memorial Golf Outing

was held on Friday, July 12 at

Old Oak Country Club in Homer

Glen.

A full house was on hand to

not only honor Lammers legacy

but to contribute to the memorial

scholarship fund in his name

that awarded a trio of them this

year. Those came through generous

donations for silent auction

items, raffles, and golf hole

sponsorships.

All in the name of Lammers, a

2005 Lockport Township graduate,

who made an impact on the

field as a 3-time state champion,

but off the field as well.

“He was as good of a person

and a player as I’ve been around

in my 46 years of coaching,”

said longtime Lockport coach

Jim Hall, who was a longtime

assistant football coach and head

baseball coach for 16 seasons.

for the Porters. “He was such a

quality player and person from a

great family.

“It’s tough not having him

here. But there was such a great

response from so many people

for this event. There are so many

people that remember Zack and

what he stood for.”

Lammers made his mark at

Lockport, being a wide receiver

on the Porters Class 8A Football

State Title teams in 2002 and

2003. As a junior in the 48-27

2003 win over Maine South, he

had three catches for 101 yards.

He ended high school as a member

of the 2005 Class 4A State

Champion Baseball team, which

went 40-3 and is one of eight

teams in state history to have 40

or more wins in a season.

But off the field, Lammers had

even more success. He graduated

at the top of his class with

a 4.6 GPA. He was an Illinois

State Scholar, a Top Ten Percent

member and included in the

Who’s Who Among American

High School Students.

He played football at Brown

University in Providence Rhode

Island and was a member of

the 2005 Ivy League Champion

team there. He graduated in 2009

and was a Senior Operations

Specialist, Project Delivery for

BMO Financial Group when an

accidental fall led to his death on

August 4, 2014.

His loving family, parents

Tom and Yumi, as well as sister

Ally and brother Gabe, are proud

to help keep Zack’s legacy alive.

“We are so thankful for the love

and support from family, friends

and the community,” Yumi said.

“It’s such a great cause to get everyone

together, honor his legacy

and help the deserving athletes.

The golf outing sold out with

148 people and we had about 230

people here for dinner.”

Because of that support, this

year there were three receipts of

the Memorial Scholarships. They

were Mallory Hollatz, Jackson

Mladic, and Caleb Speechley.

They joined the past winners

which were Kevin McDivitt and

Kayley Uy in 2018, Nicholas

Dado and Jessica Writz in 2017,

and Roman Starkey and Deiondre

Tylor in 2016.

The first scholarships, in 2016,

were presented at a Porter football

camp. Ever since then they

have been announced at the memorial

golf outing, which has

been dubbed “2FeetIn” That’s

because Zack’s favorite saying

was “you gotta have commitment

in life with both feet in -

2FeetIn.”

“Through four years we’ve

been able to give away $12,000

in scholarship money, that’s all

due to the people,” Tom said.

“We hope to make this into a

foundation where there is scholarship

money always available.

“This is all because of Zack.

His outgoing nature with people

was phenomenal. He was a very

caring person.”

Numerous people donated

their time and money in helping

the event. But there were

four Gold Sponsors. They were

Gail Loughlin of Midwest

Tankerman. Bob Delany of Chicago

Electrical Company. The

Chmielewski Family of Uncle

Richie’s Place, and Michele

Rothlisberger of the RTR Foundation.

“We’ve had more people every

year,” Ally said. “It’s so nice to

see the love and support for our

family and that showed through

the good people here that are so

giving.

“It’s just a great way to remember

Zack and his legacy. He

made everyone feel comfortable,

everyone feel important. So it’s

nice to see so many people remember

that.”

Adam Decaire knows what

an impact Lammers made. Decaire,

2004 Porter graduate was

also on both Class 8A state title

teams and was great friends with

Lammers. He is currently a social

studies teacher at the school

and will enter his 11th season as

wide receivers coach at Lockport

this fall.

“It was another great event

put on by Tom, Yumi, Ally, and

Gabe,” Decaire said. “This is

always such a great outing because

it honors Zack’s legacy in

the exact way he would want it

to be celebrated, with friends,

family and plenty of laughter.

Zack was the type of friend and

teammate you strive to be like so

it’s awesome to see this outing

sell out again and bring so many

old faces back together. This

year was just another testament

to how special Zack is and how

many people’s lives he impacted

in such a positive way.”


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Baseball

Porters strike out in

summer league sectional

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

In a new format for the

local summer league baseball

playoffs, the Lockport

Township baseball team

hosted the sectional round

last week.

Unfortunately for the

Porters, they were oneand-done

in the sectional.

Actually, that should be

two-and-done, as the tourney

was a double elimination

one. The Porters,

however, were knocked

out on the first day of the

tourney. They lost 13-3

in five innings to Sandburg

and then fell 11-6 to

Lincoln-Way West in the

opening day elimination

game on Monday, July 8,

at Flink Field in Lockport.

As most high teams in

this era of travel baseball,

Lockport was limited in its

roster as numerous regulars

weren’t there.

“We have guys playing

in tournaments in Georgia

and Indianapolis,” Lockport

coach Andy Satunas

said. “But the players that

were here, they battled out

there and you can’t ask for

any more than that. I’m

proud of their efforts.”

In the first game of the

day, the Porters (5-4-1 in

the summer) fell behind

5-0 right away and never

got going against a Sandburg

squad that was put

together right before the

postseason playoffs.

We gave up a 5-spot in

the first and their pitcher,

Will Tenuta, was dealing,”

Satunas said of the Sandburg

senior. We made it

5-1 but then they got four

more runs to go up 9-1. At

that point, you start looking

toward the next game.

Double elimination tournaments

are a whole different

style of baseball and

you have to make some

decisions based on that.

You have to hold back

some.”

In the second game,

Lincoln-Way East slipped

past Lincoln-Way West

5-3. That meant that East

automatically advanced to

the next day against Sandburg,

while West played

the Porters in an elimination

game. There, batting

as the visiting team, Lockport

took a brief lead with

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Lockport hosts summer badminton camp

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Badminton is alive and

well at Lockport Township.

One of the original girls

sports when the Illinois

High School Association

started State Tournaments

for females in the 1970s,

badminton has fallen out

of favor at some schools.

Especially with newer

sports like lacrosse being

introduced in the spring.

But it’s still going

strong at Lockport.

That was evident last

week as the Porters held

their annual badminton

camp. The camp, which

encompassed junior high

through seniors in high

school, was attended by

nearly 60 people.

It was actually split up

into three minicamps, a junior

high one, one for the

incoming freshmen and

one for the sophomores

through seniors that were

in the program last season.

“We had 22 in our junior

high class and 35

here in our high school

camp,” Lockport badminton

coach Stacy Sparlin

said. “Plus we have 12

people going to the badminton

camp at Eastern Illinois

University later this

month. That’s the most

we’ve ever had since I’ve

been here.”

Sparlin is entering her

fourth season as badminton

coach at Lockport. A

former tennis player and

tennis coach at the school,

she’s continued the success

that Denise Hadley

had as coach of the Porters.

In her 33 years as

head coach Hadley won

a trio of state trophies,

including the State Title

in 1995, and 17 sectional

titles, including 16 between

1995-2016. Sparlin’s

squads have captured

sectional titles two of the

past three years, including

this spring.

The top player from

this past season’s team

will be back, too. That’s

Sawyer Hollatz. This past

spring she pulled off the

double feat of winning

the SouthWest Suburban

Conference Blue Division

titles in both singles and

doubles. It was the ninth

time that Lockport has

won or shared the SWSC

Blue title since the league

formed for the 2005-06

season. It was also the

Porters fifth conference

crown in the past six seasons.

“I may have to play her

at No. 1 for the conference

again next season,” Sparlin

said of Hollatz. “That’s

because she’s clearly the

best at both.”

Hollatz is also a key

player on the basketball

team. But what is her favorite

sport?

“Badminton 100 percent

is my favorite sport,”

Hollatz said. “I just enjoy

coming here and I love it.

It’s sad that it’s not a colligate

sport. I just like the

people, the coaches, the

atmosphere. I like it better

than all the others and

have a lot more success.”

That success continues

at the State Finals

where Hollatz and her

now-graduated doubles

partner, Felicita Espada,

won three matches. So did

the Porters No.2 doubles

team of Leigh Beland and

Tess Peckman. But that

duo were seniors and also

graduated. But as usual,

the Porters will look for

someone else to step up

next season.

“It’s uncommon to play

No. 1 at both singles and

doubles,” Hollatz said. “I

will look to play doubles

again at state next year but

will have to see who my

partner is.”

In the meantime, Hollatz

enjoyed the camp and was

certainly a leader in the

drills and activities.

“I first came to the

camp the summer between

eighth grade and freshman

year,” she said. “What I

like most about it is that

it gets you back into it. I

like that and helping the

younger kids.”

Of the 22 kids that were

at the Jr. High camp, three

of them were boys.

“The IHSA says that

guys can’t play girls badminton

in high school,”

Sparlin said. “But they can

come to camp. The camp

is for everybody.”

A pair of sixth graders

were at the camp and really

enjoyed it.

“I would always play

with my dad [Kevin] in the

yard,” said Janice Carpenter,

who attends Oak Prairie.

“So my mom [Kelly]

was like, ‘Wouldn’t you

like to learn more about

it.? I’ve made friends and

had so much fun.”

The family influence

was also there with Abigail

Heintz, who attends Taft.

“I usually play with my

sister [Heather] in the back

yard,” Heintz said. “She

was on the team this past

year. She taught me to play

and this camp will help me

get better and better. I really

like it and it’s fun doing

the games together.”

Heather Heintz was one

of 27 freshmen in the program

last season. She’s

looking forward to playing

JV and possibly varsity as

a sophomore this next season.

“I will probably be

playing doubles because

myself and [fellow sophomore]

Catherine Suchocki

work very well together,”

Heather Heintz said.

“These camps are a lot of

fun. You learn a lot of new

techniques and play a lot

of different people. The

older girls help you to improve.

The older Heintz is also

glad for an opportunity to

play badminton, even if

some still don’t know it’s

a sport at the school.

“Not many people know

that high schools have it,”

she said of badminton.

“But it’s a real sport. We

practice six days a week

and work as hard as anyone

on any other team.”

A pair of junior doubles

players will look to make

an impact on varsity for

sure next season. They

are Kiersten Adamski and

Miracle McClendon.

“It’s a really good program,”

Adamski said of

Porter badminton. “We all

have a sense of teamwork.

Of course, the camp helps

us build our skills but it

also really helps build us

as a team. We get to get

together as teammates and

build that sense of togetherness.”

Adamski also gets that

sense of togetherness playing

doubles with McClendon,

who feels the same

way.

“I just love the sport, it’s

the only sport I play,” Mc-

Clendon said. “The people

on the court are really

nice and the coaches help

us. This [camp] helps us

warm up for the season. It

teaches us to refine our old

skills and you get to meet

new people as everyone is

moving up, so you get to

Korryn Swedko hits a birdie during the LTHS camp

photos by Adam Jomant/22nd century media

Lockport badminton coach Stacy Sparlin (left) teaches

Emma Cochonour during the Lockport Badminton

Camp on July 9, 10 and 11.

make new friends.”

A camp like this

couldn’t go on without a

great staff and that’s what

Sparlin has. Former Porters

Amy Benes, Hannah

Hollatz, and Kim Nakutis

are on staff, as well as Peter

Sidorczuk.

“Peter is amazing,”

Sparlin said of Sidorczuk,

who is from Buffalo

Grove. “He’s been playing

for 20 years. “The whole

rest of the staff is amazing

too. They all went to state

and they all love badminton.”


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fastbreak

Girls bowling

Summertime bonding behind season success

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st and 3

THREE FACTS ABOUT

THE LOCKPORT

BADMINTON TEAM

1. Excellent tradition

Coach Denise

Hadley won a trio

of state trophies

in her 33 years

as head coach,

including the state

title in 1995,

and 17 sectional

titles, including 16

between 1995 and

2016.

2. Recent success

Stacy Sparlin took

over as coach

when Hadley

retired and her

squads have

captured sectional

titles two of the

past three years,

including this

spring.

3. Looking ahead

Lockport has

reasons to be

excited about next

spring, especially

with Sawyer Hollatz

returning after winning

conference titles

in both singles

and doubles this

spring.

LISTEN UP

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

With a program as successful

as the Lockport

Township girls bowling

team, the preparation and

team bonding don’t start

on the first day of practice

in November.

It’s going on all year

long.

That includes the summer

when the Porters hold

informal workouts every

Wednesday at Strike N’

Spare II in Lockport.

So every Wednesday

between June 12 and July

24 as many of the Porters

as possible get together to

bowl and have other team

activities.

“It’s not mandatory,”

Lockport coach Art

Cwudzinski said of the

summer practices. “We’re

getting together for informal

practices until the end

of July. We, as coaches,

can have 25 contact dates

with the kids in the summer

but once a week for

this is fine.”

“We know that most of

the girls take private lessons.

Knowing most of

their coaches, we can see

what adjustments they’ve

made and build off that.”

Cwudzinski, who will

enter his 20th season as

head coach this winter,

stresses that it’s more than

just bowling when the

team gets together for the

practices which usually

run a couple of hours.

“The players that were here, they battled out there and you can’t ask for any

more than that. I’m proud of their efforts.”

Andy Satunas – Lockport baseball coach, on his team’s strong effort

despite going 0-2 in summer sectional play

“We show some videos,

we meet to go over some

things,” he said. “But we

as coaches can also see

how the returning girls

have progressed and also

an opportunity to see the

incoming girls. With the

younger girls, we want to

show them what the program

is made of.”

One of those is incoming

freshman, Morgan Li-

Causi. This past spring, as

an eighth-grader at Richland

Jr. High, she placed

24th overall at the Illinois

Elementry School Association

(IEDA) State Finals.

“I’ve already had a

couple of practices is,”

LiCause said earlier this

month. “It’s good exposure

for the coaches to

look at me. I practice on

my own three-to-four

times a week. I’ve thrown

a 234, that’s my highest

game. Also, me making it

to IESA State at Richland

last year helps me coming

into high school.”

It also helps that Homer

Junior High won the IESA

State Championship for

the second straight season

this past year. The school

is a main feeder one for

Lockport and although

grade school success

doesn’t guarantee high

school success, it doesn’t

hurt either.

Take Emma Punter.

As an eighth-grader, she

placed eighth overall at

State and helped Homer to

its first State title in 2018.

Tune In

This past high school season

she was on the Porter

state bowling roster as a

freshman. So was Isabella

Colon, who had the second-best

score in the State

Finals for the Porters last

winter after finishing fifth

overall at IESA State as an

eighth-grader at Richland

in 2018.

The Porters best score at

State this past season was

turned in by Chloe Siezega,

who placed fourth

overall with a 12-game

score of 2,531, an average

of 210.9 per game. Now

entering her junior year,

she’s already a team veteran

and leader.

“My goal is definitely to

go back to State and place

individually and also as

a team,” Siezega said. “I

bowl three-to-four times

per week but I like these

[summer team workouts].

I think it helps us have

more bowling togetherness

and less drama as a

team.

“I’m excited to help

out the younger girls here

too.”

One of three juniors,

along with Jessica Ramirez

and Emilie Pleshar on last

seasons State Finals roster,

Sam Traina is looking forward

to her senior season.

“I love doing this as

a team,” Traina said.

“There’s more team bonding

and spending time with

the coaches. It’s nice to

meet the new people, to all

get together and do drills

Girls Volleyball

Thursday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 23

• Velocity Summer League

• Lockport and Providence are competing in the

Mokena-based summer league.

The Lockport girls bowling team took fifth with a score

of 11,272 at the conclusion of the IHSA State Finals

Saturday, Feb. 16, at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford.

Randy Whalen/22nd Century Media

like working on spares.

“My goal this season is

to place at State. I’ve been

to State twice and want to

be back since it’s my last

year at State.”

In the meantime, the

Porters are continuing

their gatherings until July

24. Longtime assistant

coaches, Andy McCormick,

who has been an unpaid

assistant at Lockport

for the past 25 years, and

Lynda Siezega, who was

on the Porters first bowling

team in 1986 and is Chloe

Siezega’s mom, are also at

the summer practices offering

insight and instruction.

The fact that girls bowling

has probably been the

Index

most successful sport at

Lockport doesn’t start by

accident. Since the inception

of the program

in 1986, the Porters have

captured four state championships,

the most by any

team in the school, brought

home seven trophies, won

a State record 21 sectional

championships, and placed

in the Top 10 at State a record

21 times.

“We tell the girls that

what they do in the 38

weeks off is more important

than what they do

in the 14 weeks that the

high school season is on,”

Cwudzinski said. “Hard

work doesn’t guarantee

success. But without it

you’ve got no chance.”

36 - Lockport baseball

34 – Athlete of the Week

This FASTBREAK is compiled by Contributing

Sports Editor Steve Millar,

s.millar@22ndcm.com.


lockport’s Hometown Newspaper | July 18, 2019

Bonding over bowling

Lockport girls bowling team makes point of

practicing throughout the summer, Page 39

a good cause

LTHS athlete remembered at golf

outing, Page 35

Nearly 60 participants from junior high through

seniors in high school attend Lockport’s threeday

badminton camp, Page 38

Badminton camp participants Miracle McClendon (left) and Kirsten

Adamsk (middle) take some pointers from Lockport badminton coach

Stacy Sparlin. Adam Jomant,/22nd Century Media

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