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new lenox’s Award-Winning Hometown Newspaper NewLenoxPatriotDaily.com • November 14, 2019 • Vol. 13 No. 35 • $1

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Ivy Kimble (right),

4, sits with

another model for

the American Girl

holiday catalog.

American Girl

Marching

along New Lenox

man marches 20 miles

for veteran suicide

awareness, Page 4

Celebrating

the vets New

Lenox Veterans Day

brings out community

to celebrate, Page 6

New Lenox 4-year-old with Down syndrome shines in American Girl holiday catalogs, Page 3

Making the

grade Lincoln-Way

District 210 report card

released, Page 10

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Thursday

Free Vehicle Inspections for

Seniors

9:15-11 a.m. Thursday,

Nov. 14, Lincoln-Way

Central High School, 1801

E. Lincoln Highway. The

Village of New Lenox

and its Safe Communities

America Coalition, in partnership

with Lincoln-Way

School District 210 and

New Lenox NAPA, are offering

free vehicle inspections

to seniors (60+) to

help them prepare for winter.

Fluid, belts and hoses,

tires for tread, underside

suspension and front end

parts, load test batteries,

coolant, headlights, turn

signals, parking lamps

and registration plate

bulbs will all be checked.

Contact Dan Martin at

dmartin@newlenox.net or

(815) 462-6493 to reserve

an appointment.

Understanding the Risks

with Vaping

7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov.

14, Lincoln-Way West

High School Auditorium,

21701 Gougar Road. The

New Lenox Safe Communities

America Coalition

and the Village of New

Lenox put together a forum

to teach parents and

teens the risks with vaping.

There will be example

devices as well as other

informational tables. No

registration is needed. For

more information contact

Safe Community Coordinator

Dan Martin at dmar

tin@newlenox.net or (815)

462-6493.

Saturday

Cheese 101

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

Saturday, Nov. 16, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway. Taste

and learn about traditional

cheese styles, milk types

and basic flavor profiles

in this introductory class

designed to get your taste

buds jumping. Certified

Cheese Professional Meredith

Meder has been

educating cheese fans and

sharing her passion for artisan

cheese in the Chicagoland

area for over six years.

Sunday

Fall Family Game Night

3-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

17, Grapple Games, 2121

Calistoga Drive. Join the

New Lenox Community

Park District for a family

game night, hosted by

Grapple Games of New

Lenox. Enjoy a night of

family bonding while

competing in a game of

your choice. There will be

classics available such as

Monopoly, Scrabble or try

something new like Catan

or Ticket to Ride.

UPCOMING

Parents Night Out

Register by Friday, Nov.

22. This is a chance for

parents to enjoy a holiday

party or finish up lastminute

shopping. Your

little ones will be in good

hands with the New Lenox

Community Park District

staff. The staff will play

games, make a craft, watch

a movie and have pizza for

dinner. Have your children

wear comfortable clothes.

They may also bring blankets

and pillows. Children

must be potty-trained. The

nights are 6-10:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6 and Friday,

Dec. 20. Cost is $18 per

child and $10 for a second

child.

North Pole Adventure

Register by Friday, Nov.

22 or until full. Come

aboard as we travel to the

North Pole. We will take a

bus journey that will drop

you off at the North Pole,

where you will get to see

Santa himself. Parents

don’t forget the camera because

we will have an extra

Elf on hand to help with

taking family pictures.

Once you have seen Santa,

you will head next door

to his workshop where

the elves will have games

and other activities for

the whole family to enjoy.

The trip should take about

an hour, come dressed in

your pajamas for a magical

time. For registration details

and more information

visit newlenoxparks.org/

special-events/.

Gobbler Gauntlet 5K

8 a.m. Saturday, Nov.

23, Sanctuary Golf Course,

485 Marley Road. The terrain

of the race/walk is

mostly flat with a few rolling

hills. The route will

have a water station and an

electronically-timed finish

line. All participants will

receive one complimentary

drink in the clubhouse upon

finishing the race. Medals

will be awarded to the first

and second place finishers

in each age category such

as top male and female finishers

as well as male and

female winners from New

Lenox. Costs are $30 until

Nov. 15 by mail, walk-in

or fax; $30 on thtiming.

com until 5 p.m. Nov. 19;

walk-up registration is $40

and begins at 7 a.m. All net

proceeds will benefit the

NLCPD Scholarship Program.

Holiday Cards

6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.

26, New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway.

Join us in the Teen

Scene to make crafty holiday

cards for residents of

our local nursing homes.

This is an opportunity to

get service hours. See you

there. Registration requested

at https://newlenox.li

brarymarket.com/holidaycards-0.

ONGOING

Lincoln-Way General

Federation of Women’s

Clubs Meetings

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday,

Jan. 8, Trinity Services,

301 Veterans Parkway.

The New Lenox branch of

the General Federation of

Women’s Clubs. We are

a local organization dedicated

to strengthening our

community and enhancing

the lives of others through

community service.

LWABWO Meetings

6-8 p.m. on the third

Tuesday of each month

Sept. through June, Gatto’s

Restaurant,1938 E. Lincoln

Highway. The Lincoln-Way

Area Business

Women’s Organization is

a non-profit club formed in

the 1970s to provide scholarship

funds to graduating

female high school seniors

and adult women for the

purpose of continuing

education. We are always

looking for new members.

For more information, visit

LWABWO.org.

Chess Club

10 a.m. Thursdays, New

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Lenox Village Commons,

1 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Group meets at

the tables near the pond

until after noon. Open to

anyone, from beginner to

master, who enjoys playing

chess. For more information,

call (815) 485-7425.

Stroke Risk Assessment

Each year, nearly

800,000 Americans suffer

a new or recurrent stroke.

That means on average,

a stroke occurs every 40

seconds. Taking the Silver

Cross Neuroscience

Institute’s free stroke risk

assessment at silvercross.

org/neuro.

VFW Events

The New Lenox VFW

Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory

Road, New Lenox, hosts

Bingo every Tuesday night

at 5 p.m. For weekly drink

specials or more information,

visit vfwpost9545.

org.

Bipolar Disease Support

Group

6:30-8:30 p.m. second

and fourth Tuesday of each

month, Silver Cross Hospital,

Behavioral Health

Services, 1900 Silver

Cross Blvd., New Lenox.

This support group is for

individuals and family

members coping with bipolar

disease. First time

participants should visit

silvercross.org to register

to attend.


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NL girl with Down syndrome featured by American Girl

Sean Hastings, Editor

Four-year-old Ivy Kimble

may not know it yet, but

her being featured in the

American Girl holiday catalog

— October’s issue being

the first — has sparked

an international conversation

about inclusion.

She sees herself in the

magazine and says “oh,

wow,” and tells her mother,

Kristin, a former Lockport

Township High School

special education teacher,

that she remembers the

photo shoot. But like most

4-year-olds, she is one activity

to the next.

Ivy has Down syndrome.

And to make her magazine

feature more special — October

is Down Syndrome

Awareness Month. And

before her celebrity debut,

Ivy has always been one

to light up a room with her

magnetic personality. Anyone

who meets her has an

instant connection, Kristin

said.

Kristin has been overwhelmed

by the support

and love her family has received.

“For me, it just goes to

show you that anyone can

do anything and anyone

can be anything,” she said.

“Look at Ivy at 4 years old

and what she has started.”

Back in April and May

when the process started,

Kristin did not think much

about what the possibly of

having a child with Down

syndrome in the magazine

would do. Just like the

countless number of other

parents who submitted

photos of their children,

then the hundreds of others

who were asked back to the

casting call, she thought it

would just be a great experience

for her daughters.

Kristin heard about the

opportunity through a

group she is a part of called

Gigi’s Playhouse. Her and

her husband, Chris, served

on the board.

Ivy has two older sisters,

Lyla, 9, and Ruby, 8, who

also went to the Chicago

casting call. Ivy also has a

younger sister, Violet, who

is 10 months old.

Lyla and Ruby, though

they were not selected to be

featured in the magazine,

could not be happier and

more supportive of their

“baby,” Kristin said.

“My girls are very

close,” she said. “...They

adore [Ivy] and they are

Ivy Kimble (far right), 4, poses for a photo with her

sisters (from left) Violet, 10 months old, Ruby, 8 and

Lyla, 9. Ruby and Lyla have been very supportive of Ivy,

who was featured in American Girl’s holiday catalogs.

Photo Submitted

very protective of her, so

they are very excited about

it.

“They’re kind of always

on the defense with Ivy,

kind of waiting for someone

to say something negative.

Not to say that always

happens, but I think they’re

always waiting to spin in

positively and teach their

school friends about it. October

is Down Syndrome

Awareness Month. My oldest

always reads a book to

her classmates about Down

syndrome and teaches them

about it because that is

what she wants to do.”

She added that her girls

were going nuts about it

and bringing the magazine

to school to show their

friends.

Even at 9 and 8, the two

are keeping the conversation

about inclusion going,

something Kristin hopes

that will not require any effort

to have soon.

“It’s awesome that companies

are making the effort

to do it, but I think we

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Man in Navy does 20-mile ruck

march for veteran suicide awareness

Sean Hastings, Editor

Twenty miles for the

20 veterans who die by

suicide every day. That is

what New Lenox resident

Ryan Brazel — who has

been in the Navy since he

was 18, enlisting in the

wake of Sept. 11 — did

Nov. 2.

That Saturday was cold,

and he had an extra 35-40

pounds on his back, with

blistered and bloody feet,

but the ruck march was

something he had to do.

Brazel’s trek started at

his home in New Lenox,

went down Nelson Road to

Old Plank Road Trail, went

to Frankfort and just a little

past the bridge that goes

over LaGrange Road, he

turned around and walked

to Harry E. Anderson VFW

Post 9545 in New Lenox to

finish.

And at each mile marker,

Brazel took a video to

let people know where he

was at. Some of those videos

were funny, some were

him talking about fighting

through the pain and the

tiredness, some pleading

for Dunkin’ coffee, but

many were to share information

about those suicide

rates.

Brazel talked with people

as he walked along the

trail, some knew, but some

did not.

“The number 20 always

stuck out to me because the

suicides among the active

duty veterans is 20 a day,

7,300 a year, which is more

than the number we had

killed in action in Afghanistan

and Iraq the entire

time we’ve been there,”

Brazel said. “I did pushups

everyday at 11:11 being the

11th day of the 11th month,

which is Veterans Day. I

figured I’d knock out 20

pushups every day to represent

the 20 that commit

suicide. It’s something I’ve

done to raise awareness.”

Brazel grew up on the

southside of Chicago in

Canaryville and has been

in the Navy for more than

17 and a half years. He said

he plans to be retired from

the Navy reserves in June

2024.

In active duty, he did two

deployments to the Northern

Arabian Gulf doing

small boat ops, got out of

active duty, went reserves,

got deployed to Iraq, boots

on the ground twice and

did 10 months in Iraq,

came home met his now

wife, Lauren, did another

13-month deployment in

Iraq, came home and got

married, had children and

did another trip to Oman.

In one of his videos, he

talked about some of the

people he knew that he lost

to suicide, including one of

his neighborhood friends

from Chicago. He recalled

in the video getting a call

from a mutual friend that

their buddy became one of

the 20.

“You would have never

thought,” Brazel said in

the mile marker two video.

“Not [him]. [He] was

tough as nails. He would

fight anybody. He kept his

head on straight, a good

dude, he was a Canaryville

guy, take that for what it’s

worth, we’re kind of a

rough bunch … I couldn’t

believe it.”

He added that people

never know what people

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later in the walk he said it

is not a weakness to ask

for help and that no one is

alone “even in the slightest.”

And to build on that,

Brazel is continuing to try

and raise awareness and

get the veterans help that

they need. He talked about

a friend he had who had to

wait nine weeks to get in

front of somebody going

through the VA.

“That’s over a month

and a half,” he said. “God

knows what can happen

to a vet in a month and a

half. I’m trying to find

more organizations like

the Get Headstrong Project

for whatever else vets need

help with.

“They come home with

limbs blown off and they

can’t get the insurance and

try to go to the VA. I’m just

trying to do whatever I can

to help out. Not everyone

is as fortunate as I have

been to come home. I don’t

have any physical disabilities

that I know of just yet.

But I believe everybody

who has served can benefit

from the Get Headstrong

Project.”

The Get Headstrong

Project is an organization

in which the mission is to

provide cost-free, stigmafree

and bureaucracy-free

mental health care to post

9/11 combat veterans.

“It upsets me greatly

that these guys are coming

home after doing their part

to serve the country and

are just put in this part of a

long line of people who are

just like them trying to see

somebody,” he said. “The

Veterans Affairs is understaffed,

undermanned and

completely overwhelmed

and are unequipped to be

Ryan Brazel poses for a photo with his wife, Lauren,

and children (from left) Charlie, Molly and Frank “The

Tank.” Photo Submitted

able to handle everything.

Especially with the large

draw down that happened

in 2011 and 2012.”

Brazel raises money for

the organization and is on

Facebook as Ryan Patrick

and people can find the

link to donate to the cause

there.

Brazel has raised over

$1,600 for Get Headstrong.

“They’re getting veterans

in front of mental

health professionals within

days,” he said.

He admitted that he is

a “little out of his league”

with all of this, but this is

the best way he knows how

to help: raising awareness

with the pushups, rasing

funds for the organization

and doing the ruck march.

As Brazel said throughout

the videos and three

days after, for lack of a better

word, it “sucked.”

“The physical abuse to

my body, it was rough,”

he said. “They always say

your body gives out before

the mind does.”

Starting at approximately

9 a.m., a quick runin

with the NLPD, Will

County Officers, the Forest

Preserve, dubbing himself

“Mr. Suspicious, “laughing

in the video, saying it felt

like a mini support group;

finally getting his Dunkin’

Coffee around mile 17,

and braving the open-field

wind, he finally made it

to the VFW at 3:30 p.m.

greeted by his family.

“The guys you can hear

yelling in the background

[when I got to the VFW]

are guys from the old

neighborhood that I grew

up with,” he said. “It was

very emotional, sad, angry,

but I was happy to be

done.”

But at the end, it’s all

about those 20 veterans

who die by suicide everyday

and finding people

help to lower that number,

he said.

For more information

about the Get Headstrong

Project, visit gethead

strong.org.


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‘Home of Proud Americans’ celebrate and honor veterans with ceremony

Sean Hastings, Editor

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supposed to take place outside

at the Veterans Memorial

in the Commons, but

the snow moved the event

inside.

Though some could not

make it because of the

weather, it was an event

that would never be canceled.

“There is not way that we

would ever cancel an opportunity

to say thank you

to our veterans,” Mayor

Tim Baldermann said. “I’m

sure the veterans will tell

you if they looked outside

that this is a picnic compared

to what a lot of what

Cheers

Members of the New Lenox VFW Color Guard stand in line during the Veterans Day

ceremony inside the Village Hall on Monday, Nov. 11. Sean Hastings/22nd Century media.

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said Veterans Day is more

than a federal holiday.

“Every generation of

Americans owes a debt of

gratitude to those great people,”

he said in the speech.

“We must do everything we

can to make sure the men

and women that serve are

shown what the mean.”

American Legion Chaplain

Larry Beaudin led the

group in prayer.

He also mentioned that

all veterans “signed a blank

check” and cashing that

check sometimes meant

death, but the ones who

are still here and were at

the ceremony, continue to

honor those lost.

There are a few days a

year where veterans are singled

out and honored, but it

is important to do that year

round, Baldermann noted.

“You don’t hear it

enough, but thank you for

your service,” Baldermann

said to the veterans in attendance.

“Not only for

your service to this great

nation, but you have given

us so much here in New

Lenox. Your service did not

end with your tours of duty,

you continue to be great

citizens and great residents

and we’re grateful for that.”


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What’s it

worth?

Students in the Liberty Junior High Band hold up signs to represent the different

branches of the military during their Veterans Day assembly. Sean Hastings/22nd

century media.

Liberty Junior High honors

veterans on Veterans Day

Sean Hastings, Editor

Liberty Junior High

School teacher Bridget

O’Brien is glad New Lenox

has students in school on

Veterans Day. Having

school on the holiday allows

the students to learn

more about and appreciate

what those men and women

have done for the country.

All of the students were

on board with it as the

school raised $1,700 in just

one day for Honor Flight

Chicago. The organization’s

mission is to honor

veterans with a one-day trip

to Washington D.C. to visit

the respective memorials of

the wars fought.

The goal was to raise

$1,100, which is the cost

to send one veteran on the

trip and with the help of

Haines, Spencer Pointe

and Spencer Crossing, they

raised a combined $2,700

— almost enough to send

two on the trip.

“It’s exciting because

it’s a full school event everyone

participated in,”

O’Brien said. “When junior

high kids do stuff like

this, it’s special. I show

them about giving back and

helping others, like the veterans.

They watched videos

in their history classes

about the Honor Flight. It

was rewarding to see the

students do this.”

The assembly on Monday,

Nov. 11 included

speeches by different Liberty

students, who gave the

history of Veterans Day,

remarks on behalf of the

students and explanation of

taps, which was performed

by Josh Roache, an eighthgrader

at Liberty.

The Liberty Band, Orchestra

and Choir all performed

at the assembly,

playing “God Bless America,”

and other military

songs.

Students were also asked

to bring a veteran to school

if they wanted to. Students

brought their grandfathers,

fathers and some brought

their mothers, too.

“That was cool as the

notices were coming back

in that the heroes and role

models included so many

different people,” she said.

She added that it was the

largest turnout for the event

Liberty has had and that it

was especially special for

the grandparents, because

some were not welcomed

back after they served.

“It’s nice to see the students

doing something positive,”

she said

Leading up to the event,

every student wrote on

a slip of paper as to why

they were thankful for the

veterans. On the windows

at Liberty, all the slips of

paper were pieced together

to read “Home of the Free

because of the Brave.”

Some of the reasons included:

“Sacrificing your

safety and freedom to keep

us safe,” “keeping peace in

the world and for the freedoms

we have,” “the fact

that you were willing to

give the greatest sacrifice

for your country,” “for the

freedoms that we get to enjoy,”

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Barks at the Park

Residents gather for Barks and Brews event held by the New Lenox Community Park

District at Firefighters Park Oct. 20

Posing for a photo (from left) are Nadia, James and

Dominic Bielak and their dog, Pepper, as they enjoy the

Halloween fun during Barks and Brews.

Nathan and Allyson Hennebry, of New Lenox, pose for a photo with their dog, Ruby, at Barks and Brews Oct. 20.

photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

The Schuerg Family dog, Tazer, of New Lenox has fun

at Barks and Brews.

ABOVE: Elwood resident Emelia Truhlar hangs out with

Gretchen, the spokes-dog of Wiener Tactical.

RIGHT: Brody – New Lenox resident Dave Poe’s dog,

who his son rescued while serving in the Navy in Guam

– shows off his lion costume during Barks and Brews.

Mokena resident Megan Nelligan’s dog, Nala, checks

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From Page 3

it is not an effort anymore,”

she said. “We’re seeing

it everywhere where we

don’t have to celebrate it so

much. That’s the goal, for

sure.”

And the conversation

will not stop there as Ivy

is on the cover of the November

catalog of American

Girl.

“It’s just super exciting,”

Kristin said. “I can’t

imagine how much further

this is going to go. I didn’t

even think it would go this

far. It just keeps getting

better and better.”

Aside from Ivy being

featured in American Girl

and sparking a conversation

about inclusion with

Down syndrome, Kristin

said it is important for everyone

to be seen in the

world.

“Anyone with unique

qualities needs to be a

part of our society especially

with kids growing

up,” she said. “Even with

my other girls, it’s just as

important for them to see

Ivy out there as it is for

Ivy.”

And after spreading

word and raising awareness

through Gigi’s

Playhouse, this has given

the Kimbles a new platform

to continue to do so

with “endless possibilities.”

For the entire family,

this whole experience has

been “full circle.”

When Ivy was about 10

days old, she became sick

and got put in the hospital

and had a Respiratory

Syncytial Virus and had a

hard time breathing.

She got transferred to

Lurie Children’s Hospital.

And at 5 and 4 years old,

Lyla and Ruby missed

their mom and sister who

were gone for a little bit

too long for their liking.

Kristin’s mother took

the two girls to American

Girl to cheer them up.

“It was funny because

in Ivy’s hospital room,

we could see Water Tower

Place, we could see American

Girl,” Kristin said. “I

was happy that they were

going and getting cheered

up, but I was also sad because

I wish Ivy could

go too. I said ‘one day

we’ll go to the store and

you can get a doll. It’s

cheesy, but that’s what we

thought. And now she’s in

the magazine. It’s kind of

just full circle.”

Announcements

Happy Birthday, Sean!

Happy 18th Birthday to our grandson

Sean Kloswoski, who turned 18 on

Nov. 11. Always know we’re proud of

you and love you very much. Have a

great birthday.

Love, Grandpa and Papa

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The Ewart Family, New Lenox

residents

This is Meatball. He is a

2-year-old French Bulldog,

that has equal love for family

and food. His past times

include, snacks, naps and

long walks at the dog beach.

Would you like to see your pet

pictured as The New Lenox Patriot’s

Pet of the Week? Send your

pet’s photo and a few sentences

explaining why your pet is outstanding

to Editor Sean Hastings

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Report card shows D210

as one of best in Illinois

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

The grades are in, and all

three Lincoln-Way Community

High School District

210 schools have received

“Exemplary” status,

according to the 2019 Illinois

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For the second year in a

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rates and SAT scores.

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compared with the state

average of 85.9 percent;

however, this number was

slightly down from its 2018

graduation rate of 96.8 percent,

compared with the

state average of 85.4 percent

from the same year.

The 2019 graduation rate

compared almost exactly

to data that showed that

ninth-graders in the district

were 95.6 were on track to

graduate, compared with

the state average of 86.6

percent.

Across the district, 17.8

percent of students earned a

Level 4 — which is designated

“Exceeds Standards,”

the highest level attainable

— on the ELA portion of

the SAT scores and 13.5

percent in the same category

for math, compared with

the state’s average of 10.6

percent and 9.1 percent, respectively.

Those numbers appear

to fair well for D210 students,

as approximately 83

percent of D210’s Class

of 2018 students were enrolled

in a two- or fouryear

college within 12-16

months of graduation,

compared with the state average

of approximately 73

percent.

Other data showed the

district’s student population

in decline, losing 87

students, down from 7,010

in 2018 to 6,923 in 2019.

The district is also operating

with fewer teachers in

2019, down from 404 in

2018 to 390 in 2019. Average

class sizes increased

from 20 in 2018, which was

also the state’s average that

year, to 26.4 in 2019, compared

with the state average

of 21.7.

Carly Styka, Editorial Intern,

contributed to this article.

Halloween costume

still draws attention

after five years

Sean Hastings, Editor

For the last five years, New Lenox resident

Jeff Eggener’s homemade Halloween

costume has drawn crowds to his Home

Haunt. Eggener’s creativity also won him

22nd Century Media’s adult creative costume

contest.

The costume consists of 30 burlap sacks

he hand-sewed together with burlap twine,

a canvas tarp underneath, and the hands

of the costume are made of three quarter

inch conduit he bent into position and are

attached to modified crutches steel. The

head is a heavily modified motorcycle helmet

and has sheet metal attached to it.

The costume is approximately 8-foot-6

inches tall and has a fog machine remote in

the right crutch Eggener can control while

in the costume.

The costume used to be taller, but it became

a little dangerous as he did not want

to fall over, especially with the crowds he

drew.

“It was crazy and I don’t know why I

thought it would work,” Eggener said with

a laugh.

It took him about two weeks to put the

entire costume together.

“I knew I wanted to be tall,” he said. “I

had all these burlap sacks I was collecting

for Halloween because they looked creepy.

One night I just said I should sew them

all together. That’s how it started. I got on

stilts and designed from the top down. I

just kind of winged it.”

He added large hands, because if he did

fall from the height he was at, he could

catch himself before hitting the ground.

He does not have a name for it, because

some people think he is a tree or some sort

of Grim Reaper.

“It is almost therapeutic in a way,”

Eggener said. “I work a lot of side jobs

throughout the year and I take September

and October off to unwind and devote it to

Halloween and the haunt.

“I didn’t make the costume to enter any

contests, I just did it for one more thing for

people to see at the haunt.”

Even though the costume looks great

and draws attention, Eggener said there

are a lot of things he wishes he would have

done differently, including using aluminum

instead of steel, because the costume

Jeff Eggener poses for a photo in his

costume in front of his home haunt.

Photo Submitted

is so heavy the way it is.

Getting the costume on

Eggener gets on the stilts first and tapes

them so the are secured, then puts on the

football shoulder pads in which everything

is sewed to.

He drapes it over his 6-foot fence, ducks

and gets into it, and then puts the helmet

on followed by throwing the arms over the

crutches and makes sure he has the fabric

hanging over perfectly.

He stays in the costume from dusk to 10

p.m. sometimes, he said.

“I’m addicted to it,” he said. “When I’m

in it, it’s cool, because you’re like someone

else. And all the reactions from people are

great too and the pictures.”

Halloween Home Haunt

It is a full-frontal facade Eggener made

out of wood and it covers the front of his

house.

He did not want an average home haunt.

“I wanted to have the feel of you were at

a haunted place,” he said. “The first year,

I just did the entryway [then I added more

and more].”

The haunt takes three-to-four weeks to

set up and almost as much to take it down.

Moving forward

This was going to be the last year he did

the haunt, but the feedback he got from

people in community pages on Facebook

fueled his energy to add a coffin this year

and do it again for years to come.

“The memories I am creating people

gave me goose bumps when I was reading

the replies,” he said. “It was overwhelming.

To see people come together and take

the pictures, love the costume, I’ve taken

hundreds pictures with people I don’t even

know. It’s great.”


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FROM THE MOKENA MESSEnGER

Mokena’s own ‘Golden

Girls’ honored for 50 years

of service

Three women — Carmen

Smallwood, Joan Fleckenstein

and Virginia Backhus

— attended their first

few meetings of the then

recently formed Mokena

Woman’s Club in 1969.

Fifty years later, at the

club’s Oct. 14 monthly

gathering, these Mokena

residents were recognized

in a surprise celebration for

their golden anniversaries.

Smallwood had a similar

reaction.

Club historian Joann Jeffers,

who also is first vice

president and parliamentary

advisor, went through

many past club photos and

archives to prepare a scrapbook

for each of the ladies

as a keepsake.

While the club’s future

projects will continue to

serve the changing needs

of the times — especially

in the areas of education,

scholarships, politics and

charitable giving for the

community — the focus

will stay the same as it has

always been in the past.

Reporting by Beth Krooswyk,

Freelance Reporter. For

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FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Scouts celebrated with

Eagle Court of Honor

ceremony

The members of Frankfort

Boy Scout Troop 270

are well-known throughout

the community. From

running the Frankfort Fall

Fest parking lot to hosting

Winter on the Green events

to coordinating food drives

for the Frankfort Food Pantry,

these Scouts are always

ready to help in any way

they can.

On Nov. 3, Michael

Clarkin, Alex Desjardins,

Rory Hanlon, Jake Leonard,

Matthew Lexow and

Justin Murray of Troop

270 participated in an

Eagle Court of Honor

ceremony commemorating

each young man’s

achievement of attaining

Scouting’s highest rank of

Eagle Scout.

Jim Hurley, who serves

as Scoutmaster of Troop

270 along with Arnaud

Desjardins, explained that

the event was a milestone

for the group.

“This past year, we

reached 100 Eagles, so

now we’re above 100,”

Hurley said. “These boys

have done a fantastic job

supporting the community

through different service

projects, Eagle projects and

food drives. I’m really, really

proud of them.”

Troop 270 Committee

Chairman Chuck Rudy said

he was also proud of the

new Eagle Scouts especially

because only “3 percent

of people who start out as

Scouts make it to the Eagle

rank nationally.”

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Police Reports

Vehicle damages football field at

Walker Country Estates Park

Someone reportedly

drove a vehicle in circles

on the football field at

Walker Country Estates

Park, 401 Lenox St., causing

damage to the grass on

Nov. 4.

Nov. 4

• A New Lenox resident

reportedly had their personal

information stolen

and several fraudulent

credit card accounts were

opened and fraudulent

purchases were made.

Nov. 3

• A New Lenox resident

reportedly had their personal

information stolen

and a fraudulent Cingular

account was opened.

Nov. 2

• Virginia Blac, 32, 1413

Burry St., Joliet, was

charged with hit and run.

Police said an officer was

dispatched to the 400

block of Nelson Road

where a hit and run reportedly

occurred. The officer

reportedly learned the license

plate of the offending

vehicle which left the

scene. The officer went to

the Joliet address associated

with the license plate

and located the offending

vehicle, police said.

Nov. 1

• Yazmeen Ocampo, 23,

571 Roseanne Lane,

Lockport, was charged

with possession of a controlled

substance. Police

said an officer was on patrol

and observed a vehicle

speeding and conducted a

traffic stop on the vehicle

at Lincoln Highway and

Veterans Parkway and met

with the driver, Ocampo.

The officer observed open

alcohol inside the vehicle

and during a search of the

vehicle, the officer reportedly

learned that Ocampo

possessed three pills of

Xanax, which she did not

have a prescription for.

EDITORS NOTE: The

New Lenox Patriot’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found online

of the New Lenox Police

Department’s website or

releases issued by the

department and other agencies.

Anyone listed in these

reports is considered to be

innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of

law.


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From the Editorial Intern

Don’t rush into Christmas

Carly Styka

Editorial Intern

Christmas is a big

deal for many

people. Sharing in

the holiday festivities with

family is one of the best

things about it. Despite

this, putting up decorations

and shopping for

gifts can be time-consuming

and even stressful. Not

to mention the difficult

transition from crisp fall

weather to brutally cold

temperatures and snow.

Why wouldn’t we want

to dwell on Thanksgiving

more?

Thanksgiving is a great

Letter to the Editor

Dear Village of New

Lenox,

I would like to thank

Mayor Tim Baldermann

and Sean Vandenbergh,

Public Works Superintendent,

for helping to get a

diseased tree removed and

another trimmed back on

my neighbor’s property.

These trees have been a

hazardous nuisance for 15

years and it only took 4-6

weeks to get them brought

into compliance with New

Lenox Ordinances regarding

trees with the likelihood

of causing injury or

damage.

I am thankful that the

holiday to celebrate.

Events such as Turkey

Trots and parades are fun

ways to celebrate and bask

in the cool fall weather.

Don’t get me wrong; I

always look forward to

Christmas. Giving and receiving

presents is a great

way to bond with family

and friends. The only

problem is that it seems to

trump Thanksgiving.

Many retail stores begin

putting up their Christmas

displays right after

Halloween, some even as

early as September. Of

course, people want to get

good deals on decorations

and other holiday items,

but it would be nice if the

stores could hold off on

the Christmas trees just a

little bit.

Holiday sales, such as

Black Friday, have been

creeping up earlier each

year. Many stores are open

on Thanksgiving. Target

released its Black Friday

ad three weeks ahead of

Village has passed ordinances

to ensure the safety

of its residents. In spite

of two concussions from

falling walnuts and small

branches, the Village has

been able to do what I have

been unable to do for years

getting these trees finally

trimmed and removed.

I am proud to live in

a village where those

in charge are truly concerned

about the safety

and well-being of its residents.

Thank you for your

prompt attention to resolving

this matter.

Bobbi Walker,

New Lenox resident

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time and some stores even

have pre-Black Friday

specials.

I’m not totally against

these sales. I have gone

shopping on Thanksgiving

in the past and gotten

some great deals. I have

also had to work on

holidays, and while it is

unfortunate, it is not the

worst thing in the world.

Although, having to listen

to Christmas music for

eight hours straight every

day in the months leading

up to Christmas can drive

anyone crazy.

It makes sense for retailers

to open their doors

and start their holiday

sales earlier if customers

are willing to spend their

money. This is how business

works.

Retailers must stay

competitive. If a store

is the only one in their

region that is not selling

holiday items, then they

are missing out on that

potential sale.

I am not a fan of

holidays being used for

profit many months ahead

of time. It’s overkill and

makes it seem like the

holidays exist solely for

the purpose of making

large corporations money.

It cheapens the meaning

of the holiday.

Whether you like it or

not, the early deals are

most likely here to stay.

We may even see Christmas

trees being sold as

early as July.

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Pulling it off

Trio of friends chase dream of

pub ownership with Tavern in

the Glen, Page 20

A mixed-media piece from Lincoln-Way Central

student Cara Hansen hangs in the Vogt Visual Arts

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An acrylic painting from Lincoln-Way West student Morgan Burke hangs in

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Senior Ministry Bible

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Noon, Wednesdays at

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United Methoidst Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox)

The Artist’s Way Study

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7 p.m. Sunday evenings

Sept. 8-Nov. 24. This fall,

Pastor Matthew and Bridget

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Heartbeat of a Mother

The Kids & Company

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United Methodist Church

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invite you to an evening

with Jane Rubiettta, wellknown

author and speaker,

Wednesday, Nov. 13

from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at

the church. Jane will present

“Tending the Parent’s

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She is also the author of

several other books including

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Please join us for a journey

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Lincoln-Way Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Worship

5 p.m. Saturday and 9

a.m. Sunday

Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Celebrate Recovery

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

For anyone struggling with

hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

For more information, call

Deb at (708) 516-6318.

St. John Orthodox Chapel (112 Church

Street, New Lenox)

Sunday Services

10 a.m. Sundays. After

the service is Introduction

to Orthodoxy. Refreshments

served, Seekers

are welcome. Visit saint

johnofchicago.com or call

(630) 638-9462

New Life Church (500 Gougar Road,

New Lenox)

Intro to New Life

Church staff offers a

one-day Intro to New Life

workshop, which will provide

the opportunity for attendees

to engage in an indepth

dialogue about the

church’s mission, beliefs

and approach to ministry.

To register, sign up at new

lifenewlenox.org or call

the church office at (815)

462-0202.

The Hub (1303 S. Schoolhouse Road,

New Lenox)

Xtreme Church

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

every Sunday. The Hub

partners with Xtreme Ministries

to host a church service.

There is loud music

and preaching. For more

information, call (815)

717-8002.

Cherry Hill Church of Christ (2749

Lancaster Drive, Joliet)

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine

St., New Lenox)

Saturday Service

5 p.m. the first, third

and fifth Saturday of each

month.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

Worship Service

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

every Sunday.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

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

a.m. Sundays.

Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox)

Church Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

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

The Journey Church (14414 W. Ford

Drive, New Lenox)

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

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the new lenox patriot | November 14, 2019 | 17

LW students have pieces featured in art center

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

From self portraits to

still lives, abstract paintings

to photography, the

Vogt Visual Arts Center is

featuring an array of mediums

from talented young

artists during its annual

High School Fine Art Exhibit.

Students from eight area

schools – double last year’s

participation – including

Lincoln-Way West, Central

and East, Victor J. Andrew,

Tinley Park, Bremen, Oak

Forest, Hillcrest and High

Schools all displayed work

in the showcase which will

run through Nov. 27.

During the exhibit’s

opening reception on the

afternoon of Nov. 2, artists

had the opportunity to

see the work of their peers

while also sharing insight

into their own creations.

Lincoln-Way West student

Shawna Gordon

tapped into both her left

and right brain to create

her black and white marker

design.

“I wanted to do something

with depth,” Gordon

said. “Toward the center

you can see that the lines

get closer together and

then [farther] apart going

toward the outside. I like to

play with that kind of thing

along with a sea feeling. It

has these parts on the bottom

and top that are almost

like seaweed and the little

rocks all around play at the

idea of the bottom of an

ocean that’s topsy turvy.”

Gallery Director Julie

Dekker was struck

by the personal, original

and emotional nature of

many of this year’s submissions.

“It’s very individual

type of work, very expressive.

As always, this

group brings in interesting

subject matter,” Dekker

said. “It’s very personal

and evokes emotion more

than some art we see from

adults who are more representative.

That’s always

exciting to see.”

Tinley Park resident

Stephanie Odubunmi, a

freshman at Andrew, captured

a fleeting moment

of perfect lighting on her

brother David with her

photography submission.

She explained that using

film, rather than digital

photography, makes the

artistic process that much

more enjoyable.

“The process of using

film is very interesting

to me. Digital is like you

just take the photo and it’s

there, but I like seeing it

come along,” Odubunmi

said. “This picture was taken

around five o’clock. My

brother came outside and

I saw the light. I told him

to look this way and I took

the picture.”

The result is a beautiful

portrait with shadows and

lights working together to

reveal hints of the subject’s

personality.

A panel of Vogt Visual

Arts Center instructors selected

several pieces from

each school to receive

LW West student Shawna Gordon, of Manhattan, poses

for a photo beneath her piece at the Vogt Visual Arts

Center on Nov. 2. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

special recognition awards

and Jessica Selph, a senior

at Lincoln-Way East, took

home the honor of Best in

Show.

“It’s a very interesting

piece, very imaginative,”

Dekker said of Selph’s colored

pencil work. “It’s sort

of a little girl with a bunny

mask on, big eyes and

she’s holding two bunches

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LW Central grad in production for

mystery film ‘Silent as the Grave’

Carly Styka, Editorial Intern

Creative ideas can come

from all sorts of places,

even from long-lost family

stories.

Film producer Brad

Podowski, a Mokena resident

and Lincoln-Way

Central alumnus, has

started gathering funds for

his upcoming feature film,

“Silent as the Grave.” The

film is currently in preproduction

and Podowski,

a Frankfort native, said he

hopes to start shooting in

February.

The film follows a

documentary filmmaker,

Chris, who aims to get to

the bottom of his uncle’s

mysterious death. Chris

battles dark forces to bring

justice to his uncle and put

an end to the tragedy that

has plagued his family for

decades.

According to the website

for “Silent as a Grave,”

the film “explores the dark

side of the human condition,

while offering hope

in the midst of tragedy.”

Describing the film as a

mystery drama, Podowski

explained how he took

inspiration from events in

his life.

“Shortly after I finished

my first film, I was talking

with my aunt and she said

she had my next movie

idea,” Podowski said. “I

just kind of laughed.”

His aunt’s story ended

up being worth a listen.

Podowski’s uncle, as

a teenager, had died in a

freight elevator accident.

Although Podowski had

heard the story before, he

was surprised to hear that

there were conspiracy

theories and mysteries surrounding

the death.

“My aunt told me someone

had been putting flowers

on his gravesite for

decades,” Podowski said.

“No one in the family had

any idea who it was.”

His aunt had investigated

and asked many family

members for information,

but she never figured out

the person’s identity.

Initially, Podowski had

decided to film a documentary

on the situation,

but after failing to get interviews

with his own aunt

Kathleen Marie Weldin

Kathleen Marie Weldin (nee Embling) age 79, passed away peacefully November 6, 2019 in New Lenox at her home

surrounded by her family. Kathleen is survived by her devoted daughter Debra Dodds Piggott and son in law Craig

Piggott, nieces Diane (Jose) Carreon and Karen (Lu Nemanius) Hamway, great nieces Sharon (Joey) Kunz, Crystal

andAshley Carreon, great-great niece Makayla Cracco and grand puppy Reilly. She was preceded in death by her

parents John and Merlyn (nee Warning) Embling, loving husband of 33 years Guy Weldin and sister and brother in

law Norma J. and Robert R. Sparks.

Kathleen was born in Joliet, raised in New Lenox and was a lifelong resident with deep family roots in the

community. She was retired from Mahoney Enviromental serving them as office manager for 21 years. Kathleen

enjoyed travel and was proud of her dualAmerican and Irish citizenship. She especially enjoyed trips to Ireland and

the Christkindl markets inAustria and Germany with her daughter and sister and to Branson, MO with Guy. Kathleen

was a wonderful homemaker, cook and baker, hosting Friday night dinners for her extended family every week.

Kathleen was an exceptional, proud and selfless mother, adored by her daughter Debbie and was the cherished head

of family and mother to all. Kathleen was a member of Green Garden United Methodist Church and leaves behind

many good friends there.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Green Garden United Methodist Church.

Visitation and Funeral Service was held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at

Hickey Memorial Chapel with interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.

For more information and online register www.hickeyfuneral.com

or 815-485-8697

and mother, he decided to

bring the story to life as a

drama. The story will be

fictionalized but will keep

the same elements from

Podowski’s real-life family

mystery. The main character

will face opposition

and risk his life as he tries

to uncover the truth about

his uncle.

“I like narrative films

as opposed to documentaries

anyways, so I thought

maybe I should just make a

film about this,” Podowski

said.

The film is still in development.

Filming hasn’t

started, but the script is

written and cast members

are finalized. Podowski

recently filmed a proof of

concept trailer, which is

meant to showcase what

style and tone the film will

have.

Podowski recently

launched a crowdfunding

campaign online, where

those interested in the film

can become investors in

it. The film is tentatively

scheduled to be completed

in early 2021, depending

on how quickly they

can raise the funds for it,

Podowski said.

“I always tell people,

‘No money, no movie,’”

Podowski said.

Podowski’s production

company, BP Video Plus,

will be responsible for the

development side of “Silent

as the Grave.” In addition

to feature films, the

company produces promotional

explainer and corporate

videos for small and

medium-sized businesses

and has been doing so for

10 years.

Along with writing and

producing, Podowski will

co-direct the film alongside

Mokena resident and

Brad Podowski films a close-up of a gravesite for the

“Silent as the Grave” teaser trailer. Photo courtesy Rob

Benetti

Lincoln-Way graduate

Dan Gremley, who has

assisted with Podowski’s

other film projects. The

two were roommates during

college.

Podowski initially studied

animation at the Illinois

Institute of Art, but

after helping Gremley out

with a film project, he became

“hooked” on film.

“The next semester I

transferred to Columbia

College, changed my

major and never looked

back,” Podowski said.

Although Podowski

likes the technical side of

filmmaking and producing

videos for companies, his

“true passion” is film and

creative storytelling. The

directors that inspire him

most are David Lynch, Alfred

Hitchcock and Guillermo

del Toro.

Film is something

Podowski said he wants

to focus on more in the future.

“I wouldn’t regret not

doing corporate video

work,” Podowski said.

This passion has brought

him success. His first feature

film, “Redemption

Way,” released in 2017,

received world-wide distribution,

placed in two

film festivals and won an

award at the ICVM festival,

an international Christian

film festival.

“Redemption Way” was

shot in Frankfort and other

local towns. “Silent as the

Grave” will be shot in Chicago

and the surrounding

suburbs, most likely Mokena,

Podowski said.

“Redemption Way,”

which Podowski co-directed

with Gremley, is a faithbased

film that follows the

lives of two childhood

friends who grew apart.

One of them, a hospice

nurse, ends up becoming a

Christian. They meet again

when the other friend ends

up in hospice care where

the Christian friend works.

They explore their past relationship

as the woman

in hospice confronts her

beliefs.

Religion is a huge part

of Podowski’s work, and

he tries to incorporate it in

his films, Podowski said.

Although the focus of “Silent

as the Grave” is not

religion, it does contain

Christian ideas and imagery.

“I like exploring the

hard questions of life,”

Podowski said. “Hopefully

you take something away

from the film after watching

it and maybe you think

of something in a different

way.”

For more information on

“Silent as the Grave,” the

crowdfunding campaign

and Podowski’s work, visit

silentasthegravemovie.

com and bpvideoplus.com.


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20 | November 14, 2019 | the new lenox patriot dining out

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The Dish

Trio of friends collaborate to open Tavern in the Glen

Homer bar and

restaurant strives

to be a comfortable

neighborhood spot

Thomas Czaja, Senior Editor

Three friends spoke increasingly

in recent years

of realizing their dream to

open a pub together.

These buddies — Jeff

Wood, Kevin Connolly and

Greg Stefanon — found

the right spot to make that

goal a reality, opening Tavern

in the Glen on Aug. 30

in Homer Glen.

The trio of Orland Park

residents envisioned a

comfortable neighborhood

gathering place they could

call their own.

“I worked for a family

business that got bought

out four years ago that

manufactured mats; Kevin

is an electrician; and Greg

is retired from the FBI,”

Wood said, noting none

have any prior bar or restaurant

experience. “We

talked for years wanting to

do this, and now seemed

like the time.”

With that mindset, they

learned the industry as they

developed Tavern in the

Glen, with Connolly using

his expertise as an electrician

and builder to completely

remodel the space.

They increased the size of

the bar its seating, upped

the amount of televisions

Tavern in the Glen

15761 S. Bell Road in

Homer Glen

Hours

• 11 a.m.-midnight

Sunday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

Friday-Saturday

For more information ...

Web: tavernintheglen.

com

Phone: (708) 645-4763

from four to 18 and added

a garage door that opens

near an adjacent door to a

new outdoor patio area.

There is one more interesting

new addition to Tavern

in the Glen.

“We have a church pew,”

Wood said of the long pew

stretching across several

tables — part of new seating

where the former entryway

and front windows

to the business are. “A

church closed in Milwaukee.

We bought [the [pew]

online and drove up there

and brought it back.”

While maximizing space

by adding to the bar and

creating more seating was

imperative, the main focus

of any bar and restaurant

is to provide quality food

and drinks. Occupying the

space that used to house

Steamer’s Hot Dogs and

then At Ease Craft Beer

Pub, Tavern in the Glen’s

ownera are confident they

have the goods to stay.

“It’s a simple menu right

“The most rewarding thing

is seeing people coming

in, actually telling us they

feel comfortable and it’s a

welcoming place. That’s what we

love to hear.”

Jeff Wood — co-owner of Tavern in the Glen

now,” Wood said. “Being

brand new, we didn’t want

to have too much on the

menu. We wanted to make

a good, small menu, and

everybody has been very

happy about it.”

The partners plan to

grow the menu as time

goes on, but one of the

most popular sandwiches

so far is the smash burger

($9), which comes with a

6-ounce patty served on a

brioche bun with cheese,

lettuce, tomato and onion.

Diners have their choice

of American, pepper Jack,

cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella

or provolone, and all

sandwiches include one’s

choice of fries or coleslaw.

“We get three deliveries

a week for everything,”

Wood said. “Our burgers

and everything [are] made

fresh daily.”

The chicken tender

sandwich ($9) has chicken

tenders, bacon, cheddar,

lettuce, tomato and onion,

served on a black, charcoal-infused

bun with chipotle

mayo.

The chicken tender sandwich

also made the menu,

because it was the meal

Greg used to have regularly

back when he was at

the Naval Academy.

“All our bread is bought

from a bakery,” Wood said.

“We spend a little more on

that. We want to be aboveaverage

bar food.”

On the appetizer side

of things, the loaded fries

or nachos ($9) — stacked

with bacon, cheese, red onion,

tomato and sour cream

— have been a big hit.

Of course, no tavern is

complete without its alcoholic

offerings, and Tavern

in the Glen keeps a handful

of beers on tap, with several

rotating for seasonal

options. There also are a

number of beer selections

in cans at the revamped

bar.

In striving to be more

than a dive bar, the owners

have made sure to have

The Italian beef ($8) is one of the popular sandwiches at

Tavern in the Glen in Homer Glen. It is served on garlic

bread au jus. Peppers or cheese can be added for 50

cents each. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

The loaded fries ($9) are made with a wedge-like fry,

and feature bacon, cheese, red onion, tomato and sour

cream.

something for the wine

enthusiasts, too, with a red

Mirassou Pinot Noir from

California ($7 glass, $26

bottle) being just one example.

“We went a little higherend

than what most bars

have,” Wood said. “We

have wine drinkers very

happy when they come in.”

The hope for the owners

is the updated ambiance

and selections — along

with daily specials, such

as pot roast on Mondays,

and a $7 burger and draft

beer deal on Wednesdays

— will make Tavern

in the Glen like the local

“Cheers” for Homer Glen.

“The most rewarding

thing is seeing people coming

in, actually telling us

they feel comfortable and

it’s a welcoming place,”

Wood said. “That’s what

we love to hear.”

arts

From Page 17

of carrots. It’s very fantasy

driven and very well

done. It’s a well thoughtout

piece. It jumps right at

you.”

Crosshatching, acrylic

painting and digital photography

were also popular

mediums of this year’s

high school show.

Following the High

School Fine Art Exhibit,

the Vogt Visual Arts Center

is getting ready for the

holidays with its highlyanticipated

Model Train

exhibit.

“It’s time for our model

train show,” Dekker said.

“Our dollhouse and miniatures

show has morphed

into a model train exhibit

and it’s gotten really

popular. This year

we’re excited because

we have several new layouts.

We’re changing it

all around. We have new

participants so it’s going

to be a little bit bigger and

I’m really excited about

it.”

The High School Fine

Art Exhibit will be on

display until Nov. 27

and the opening reception

for the Trains and

Miniatures Exhibit will

be held from 10 a.m.-4

p.m. on Dec. 7 and from

noon-5 p.m. on Dec. 8 to

coincide with Downtown

Tinley Park’s Holiday

Market. The Vogt Visual

Arts Center is located at

17420 67th Court, Tinley

Park. More information

about classes and events

can be found at www.tin

leyparkdistrict.org.


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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. Some Brit. sports

cars

4. Trademarks, abbr.

7. Pandowdy, e.g.

10. Birchbark

13. ‘’__ a Lady’’ (Tom

Jones tune)

14. Epithet for the

Yankees

15. LTHS 2019 Jackson

Award winner,

technology teacher,

Jeff ____

16. Official doc.

17. Regal Norse name

18. At first light

19. Make ___ while the

sun shines

20. ___ gratias

21. Way back when

23. Lucy of “Charlie’s

Angels,” 2000

25. Human blood classification

28. __ Zeppelin

29. Abe Vigoda, in

“The Godfather”

30. Conservative

Justice

32. Railroad employee

35. Welcome rugs

39. Australian jumper,

for short

40. Fund-raising suffix

41. Jealous

44. Tyrant

45. Dig in

47. Do-say link

50. Wore away

51. Land of opportunity

53. “____ into Lockport”

- classic car

event

55. The tone “G”

57. Van Gogh: “___

Cypresses”

59. Gets licked

60. The Adamsons’ cat

62. Border on

63. Mindless

64. Epitome of redness

65. Flower receptacle

66. Do watercolors

67. Some degs.

68. UFO crew

69. Vegas opener

Down

1. 1990s-2000s TV

attorney

2. Car storage locale

3. Wheezed

4. “___-Team”

5. Actress Streep

6. Jet that was retired

in 2003

7. Northern California

city

8. Personal statement

intro

9. Post delivery:

Abbr.

11. Certain hooters

12. Ethereal singer,

and namesakes

13. Academic types

14. Defendant called

John

20. Silver coin

22. Chipper

24. Practice suffix

26. “Très ___!”

27. Dinghy propeller

31. Fireplace remains

33. Money to the

bottom line, abbr.

34. Pigeon pen

35. Bubbly name

36. Estimates value

37. Coffee stirrer

38. Capital of South

Korea

41. Handheld

42. Ave. crossers

43. Musical talent

46. Holland export

47. Attack

48. Reddish brown

49. Atlas features

52. Chance for a hit

54. College in New

Rochelle, New York

56. Cereal grain

58. Weak one

60. Go down

61. Meadow (Brit.)

62. 5th ___

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 1-9.

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NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe

Williamson’s Restaurant

and Pub

(1490 W. Maple St. New

Lenox, (815) 485-8585)

■Wednesdays: ■

$5

House Wine Wednesdays

■Sundays: ■ Spicy

Bloody Marys $5

Hickory Creek Brewing

Company

(1005 W Laraway Rd,

New Lenox. (779) 803-

3974)

■3 ■ p.m. -close Fridays:

Happy Hour from 3

to 6 p.m. followed by

Smokin’ Z BBQ food

truck from 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. and live

music.

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar &

Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar

Game. Free to play.

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old La-

Grange Road, Mokena;

(708) 478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St.,

Mokena; (708) 478-

8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays, Fridays

and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

To place an event in The

Scene, email a.datta@

22ndcenturymedia.com.


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If you are looking for the perfect ranch home

at a great price, look no more. Ranch Villas at

Keating Point, in the Village of Channahon,

offers ranch homes that are both beautiful and

maintenance-free.

These unique, detached townhomes feature

two bedrooms and two baths in 1,308 to 1,621

square feet. Each comes equipped with a full

basement, two-car attached garage, brick fronts,

and central air.

These Ranch Villas start in the $230’s and

boast an association fee of just $140 per month.

We offer five floorplans for you to choose from.

Do you long for a little more time to yourself?

For more family moments, too?

Luxury Ranch Detached Townhomes

Immediate Move-Ins. • Maintenance-Free Living

Starting from the $230’s

Maintenance-free living at The Ranch Villas at

Keating Pointe is our solution to your problem.

In one of our ranch townhomes, you can finally

wave goodbye to the chores that gobble up your

precious time. All exterior and landscaping

maintenance is done for you, including snow

removal. If you’ve had enough of cleaning

gutters, mowing the lawn, and shoveling the

driveway, you’re ready to take the next step.

The photos in this article feature The Roma,

one of the floorplans you can choose from for

your new ranch home. This 1,467 sq. ft. design

features two bedrooms and two baths. Plus,

you’ll get a flex room to use as you see fit.

Office? Guest room?You tell us. The Roma also

features ceilings that reach nine feet high and a

large kitchen with included appliances. You’ll

enjoy an impressively roomy feel, bounty of

spaceforentertaining,andultimateconvenience.

Speaking of convenience, a basement, two-car

attached garage, and patio are included. The

Roma starts in the low $240’s, delivering quality

in its construction and price tag.

Looking to move into a new home sometime

soon? Our ranch homes also feature quick

delivery homes. These quick delivery homes

have move-in dates as early as this fall.

To learn more about our detached ranch

townhomes, give us a call at (815) 290-5303 or

go to homesbycore.com.

Immediate Move-Ins • Maintenance-Free Living


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Sept. 11

• 1036 Schoolgate Road 4, New

Lenox, 60451-2681 - Meier Trust to

Jennifer M. Santoro, $140,000

• 102 Michael Lane, New Lenox,

60451-1140 - David C. Jenkins to

Kathryn Korepanow, Devin M. Balicki

$199,000

• 638 Ogden Road, New Lenox,

60451-2115 - James A. Travnik to

Martha EdwaRoads, $210,000

Sept. 12

• 240 W. Circle Drive, New Lenox,

60451-9749 - Chicago Title Land

Trust Co Tr to Scott Nikonchuk,

$158,000

• 2816 Westmorland Ave., New

Lenox, 60451-2740 - Erik Hoffer to

Kyle Boll, Kathryn Boll $247,000

• 609 W. Woodlawn Road, New

Lenox, 60451-3394 - Caponigro

Trust to Adam T. Hinkle, Kathleen M.

Hinkle $338,000

• 541 Northern Lights Way,

New Lenox, 60451-7504 - Joan

GaRoadom to Philip R. Lambert,

Mary E. Lambert $340,000

Sept. 13

• 827 Winter Park Drive, New

Lenox, 60451-3106 - Srebro Trust

to Michael Malone, Nancy Malone

$200,000

• 22529 S. Country Lane, New

Lenox, 60451-3697 - Kevin S. Kosek

to Steven M. Sulikowski Jr., Nicole

Sulikowski $370,000

• 1119 Yamma Road, New Lenox,

60451-3068 - Sandei Pasek Trust

to Dane J. Hellriegel, Jessica R.

Hellriegel $393,000

• 608 Bryan Trail, New Lenox,

60451-3011 - Martin Joint Tenancy

Trust to Joel E. Gorecki, Kerri J.

Gorecki $400,000

Sept. 16

• 1320 N. Marley Road, New Lenox,

60451-1314 - Robert J. Watson Jr. to

Brian T. Malloy, Rebecca L. Hebding

$315,000

The New Lenox Patriot’s

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Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate

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my necessity. Oh, Star of the

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Dear heart of Jesus in the past

I have asked for favors.

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not mine. Amen. - Tom

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Looking for young, adult

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male. Can guarantee a

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1069 Antique

Cars

1948 Plymouth Deluxe

4-Door Sedan

Radio, Spotlight,

Shop-Manual Included

Last Driven 1985

Garage Kept

Asking for $2000

(708) 532-4117

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Sale

1995 Honda Del Sol

New tires, 103k miles

$2250 OBO

708-301-4953

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Custom Lights

Engine/Trans/Brakes Great.

Pull Any Trailer.

160K mileage. $2000

Call (815) 464-8866

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your

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Sale

Beautiful Custom

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Silo Ridge Estates

$975,000 call Whitney

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Prospect Equities Real Estate

1091 Condo for

Sale

Mokena, Condo FSBO

2bd/1ba, $99,900

Excellent conidtion! new

carpeting, electric heat,

wall ac, carpet/tile,

shower/tub, dishwasher,

parking in lot, For

info/pics call 708-479-9655

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1225 Apartments

for Rent

Mokena/Weber

Wills Apartments

1 Bedroom apt. $ 850

2 Bedroom apt. $ 980

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708-479-2448

1226 Townhouses

for Rent

3 bed/2bath townhouse with

garage completed remodeled

in 2011, hardwoods

downstairs new appliances

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Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

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DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

LOCAL

7 papers

REALTOR

DIRECTORY

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per line $13

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$50

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

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DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

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$52

4 lines/

7 papers

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per line $13

4 lines/

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Real Estate

$50

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7 papers

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$30

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Seasoned Mixed

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2701 Property for

Sale

2701 Property for

Sale

2703 Legal

Notices

2703 Legal

Notices

2703 Legal

Notices

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 826 Chelsea Street, New Lenox, IL

60451 (Single Family Residence). On

the 21st day of November, 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: M&T Bank Plaintiff V. James

William Daugherty, AKA James W.

Daugherty; Linnea E. Daugherty;

The United States ofAmerica, Secretary

ofHousing and Urban Development;

Illinois Housing Development

Authority; The United States of

America, Office of the Department of

the Treasury; Reich, Jumbeck &

Stole L.L.P. Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0437 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611

F:

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 120 E. 2nd Ave., New Lenox, IL

60451 (Single Family). On the 5th day

of December, 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: Federal

Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

Plaintiff V. William J. Hemry,

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

and Village ofNew Lenox

Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0620 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 certi-

fied 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:

Heavner Beyers and Mihlar LLC

111 E. Main Street,

Decatur, Illinois 62523

P: 217-422-1719

F: 217-422-1754

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 33136 was filed inthe

office of the County clerk of Will

County on November 7, 2019

wherein the business firm ofD&E

Apartments located at 211 Williams

Street, New Lenox, IL 60451

was registered; that the true orreal

name of the person owning the

business, with their respective post

office address, is as folows:

Ellen Bellah

16440 Millstone Circle Unit 101

Ft Myers, FL 33908

231-349-8329

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

7th day of November, 2019.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

M&T Bank

Plaintiff,

vs.

James William Daugherty, AKA James

W. Daugherty; Linnea E.Daugherty;

The United States of America, Secretary

of Housing and Urban Development; Illinois

Housing Development Authority;

The United States of America, Office of

the Department ofthe Treasury; Reich,

Jumbeck & Stole L.L.P.

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0437

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 19th day of August, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

21st day of November, 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 20 in Windermere Subdivision, a

subdivision in Section 23, Township

35 North, and in range 11 East ofthe

Third Principal Meridian According

to the Plat thereof recorded September

7, 1966 as Document No.

R66-13564 in Will County, Illinois.

Commonly known as:

826 Chelsea Street, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Residence

P.I.N.:

15-08-23-102-009-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

One East Wacker Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 1-614-220-5611

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

Plaintiff,

vs.

William J. Hemry, JPMorgan Chase

Bank, National Association and Village

of New Lenox

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0620

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 15th day of August, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

5th day of December, 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:

fka 08-22-101-013 LOT 260 IN AR-

THUR T. MCINTOSH & COM-

PANY'S NEW LENOX ESTATES

UNIT NO. 5, BEING A SUBDIVI-

SION OF PART OF LOTS 11 AND

16, IN THE COUNTY CLERK'S

SUBDIVISION OFPART OFTHE

SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15

AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST

1/4 OF SECTION 22, IN TOWNSHIP

35 NORTH, AND IN RANGE 11,

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL

MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DE-

CEMBER 19, 1930 AS DOCUMENT

NO. 446622, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly known as:

120 E. 2nd Ave., New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

15-08-22-101-013-0000

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:

Heavner Beyers and Mihlar LLC

111 E. Main Street,

Decatur, Illinois 62523

P: 217-422-1719

F: 217-422-1754

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE

12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY - JOLIET, ILLINOIS

Quicken Loans Inc.

PLAINTIFF

Vs.

Jennifer Mauerman; Village ofNew Lenox;

Unknown Heirs and Legatees of

Edward S. Levon; Unknown Owners

and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard

Kuhn, as Special Representative for Edward

S. Levon (deceased)

DEFENDANTS

19CH1397

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU:

Unknown Heirs and Legatees ofEdward

S. Levon

Unknown Owners and Nonrecord

Claimants

That this case has been commenced in

this Court against you and other defendants,

praying for the foreclosure of a

certain Mortgage conveying the premises

described as follows, to-wit:

COMMONLY KNOWN AS:

941 S Bentley Rd

New Lenox, IL 60451

and which said Mortgage was made by:

Edward S. Levon

Barbara A. Levon

the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic

Registration Systems, Inc. as

Nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., as

Mortgagee, and recorded inthe Office

of the Recorder of Deeds of Will

County, Illinois, as Document No.

R2015109724; and for other relief; that

summons was duly issued out of said

Court against you as provided by law

and that the said suit is now pending.

NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU

file your answer or otherwise file your

appearance in this case in the Office of

the Clerk of this Court,

Andrea Lynn Chasteen

Clerk of the Court

57 N. Ottawa Street

Joliet, IL 60432

on or before December 16, 2019, ADE-

FAULT MAY BE ENTERED

AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AF-

TER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT

MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCOR-

DANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF

SAID COMPLAINT.

CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

Attorneys for Plaintiff

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Tre Allen is a senior

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and how did you get

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I’ve been playing football

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It was kind of on a whim.

Nobody in my family

played before, but I’d always

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accomplish great things. If

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In eighth grade, I was a

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Freshman year, we needed

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Girls Volleyball

Loss to JCA ends Providence’s best run since 2005

7

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Providence was playing its best

volleyball of the year at the right

time, storming through its first

three playoff matches with ease.

The Celtics won all three in

straight sets, and never let an opponent

reach 20 points.

That included a 25-19, 25-18

stomping of Marian Catholic in

the Class 3A Joliet Catholic Sectional

semifinal Nov. 4, an especially

impressive result considering

Marian’s history of success

the last decade, including a 3A

state championship in 2016. The

Spartans also beat Providence

earlier in the season.

“We’ve been really on lately,

and I think it’s because we know

we’ve put in all this work,” junior

Gillian Peterson said after

the Marian win “We know we

can come out here and beat any

of these teams if we play our ‘A’

game.”

Providence earned its way into

a sectional final for the first time

since 2005. But the Celtics ran

into Joliet Catholic in its own

gym in the championship match,

and the Angels’ postseason experience

and homecourt advantage

proved too much to overcome.

Joliet Catholic won its 11th

sectional title in the last 17 years

with a 25-21, 25-20 victory over

the Celtics on Nov. 6.

Providence has still not won

a sectional championship since

2001.

“I think the crowd really made

a difference,” Providence senior

Izabela Gorys said. “It was just

a lot of mental things for us. We

played our hearts out, and I’m

really proud of every single one

of our girls.”

Peterson had seven kills to

lead the Celtics (23-17). Juliana

Warfield added six and Gorys

had five.

After dropping the opening

set, Providence stormed out to a

12-4 lead in the second, behind

three kills from Warfield and

strong serving from Abby Lab,

Gorys and Kailey Labuda.

Joliet Catholic (24-14),

though, countered with an 11-2

run to take a 15-14 lead. After

the stunning swing, Providence

never led again.

The Angels were without their

top player in outside hitter Emily

Wilson - who was injured in

the sectional semifinal win over

Lemont - but got a big game

from New Lenox native Jillian

Gray, who had seven kills.

Despite the result, Gorys was

still proud. Providence had lost

in the sectional semifinal round

each of the last four seasons and

had lost five straight times at that

stage, overall, including a defeat

in 2010.

“We trained hard this year,”

she said. “We really wanted to

get past the sectional [semifinal]

round that we always get stuck

at. I’m proud of us for making it

this far. We really fought.”

In the win over Marian, Gorys

and Warfield led with eight

kills each, Peterson had six kills,

Labuda and Vittoria Conte added

11 digs each, and Lab had 10 assists.

“The girls came in ready to

roll and played great the whole

game,” Providence coach Jean

Phelps said of the sectional

semifinal win. “I’m really proud

of them.”

Gorys, who has committed to

play beach volleyball at Eckerd

College in Florida, will be a big

Providence’s Juliana Warfield goes up for a spike during the

Celtics’ loss to the host Angels in the Class 3A Joliet Catholic

Sectional final Nov. 6. STEVE MILLAR/22nd Century Media

loss. But Providence had just

four seniors on the roster, also

including Labuda, Sarah Kerfin

and Tori Quinlan.

With the bulk of the team expected

back in 2020, Gorys plans

to hear about some major accomplishments

when she follows the

Celtics’ progress from Florida.

“I expect big things from every

single one of them,” she said.

“I know they’re all talented and

they’re going to have great seasons

upcoming in the future.”

This Week In

KNIGHTS VARSITY ATHLETICS

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Nov. ■ 19 – hosts Joliet Central, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 14 – hosts Stagg at Laraway Lanes,

4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 16 – Lake Park Invite at Stardust Bowl,

10 a.m.

■Nov. ■ 18 – T.F. South at Lynwood Lanes, 4:30

p.m.

GIRLS SWIMMING

■Nov. ■ 16 – hosts LW Central Sectional, 9 a.m.

WARRIORS VARSITY ATHLETICS

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Nov. ■ 18 – hosts Bishop Mac, 6 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 19 – at Waubonsie Valley, 7 p.m.

BOYS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 15 – hosts Joliet West at Laraway

Lanes, 4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 19 – hosts Bolingbrook at Laraway

Lanes, 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS SWIMMING

■Nov. ■ 16 – at LW Central Sectional, 9 a.m.

CELTICS VARSITY ATHLETICS

BOYS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 16 – Catholic League North vs. South

at Hillside Bowl, 11:30 a.m.

■Nov. ■ 20 – Brother Rice at AMF Forest Lanes,

4 p.m.

FOOTBALL

■Nov. ■ 16 –hosts Class 6A quarterfinal vs.

Chatham Glenwood, 2 p.m.

BOYS HOCKEY

■Nov. ■ 15 – hosts St. Ignatius at Arctic Ice

Arena, 8:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 17 – hosts Hinsdale Central at Arctic

Ice Arena, 5:15 p.m.

Sports Briefs

Knights bowlers fifth,

Warriors seventh in seasonopening

tournament

Lincoln-Way Central’s

boys bowling team opened

the season with a fifth-place

showing at the Naperville

Central Baker Kickoff Classic.

The Knights qualified

for the tournament’s Gold

Division, then fired 2,272

over 12 Baker games to finish

fifth as Glenbard East

(2,506) won the event.

Lincoln-Way West was

not far behind, finishing seventh

with 2,262 pins.

New Lenox’s Gasbarro

commits to Purdue

Northwest for baseball

Alex Gasbarro, a senior

baseball player at St. Laurence

and New Lenox resident,

recently announced

his commitment to Purdue

Northwest.

Gasbarro, an infielder,

helped the Vikings finish

second in the state in Class

3A this past spring, hitting

.282 with 32 runs.

Locals help St. Xavier

football win conference title

St. Xavier, ranked No. 11

in NAIA, clinched the Mid-

States Football Association

Midwest League title with a

55-42 win over Olivet Nazarene

on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Starring for the Cougars

were New Lenox natives

and Providence graduates,

brothers Michael and Joey

Markasovic.

Michael, a senior receiver,

had five catches for 152

yards and two touchdowns.

Joey, a sophomore linebacker,

had a team-best 11

tackles.

Providence graduate Steven

Meyer (seven tackles)

and Lincoln-Way Central

graduate Peyton Nigro (five

tackles) also contributed in

the win over Olivet.

Sports Briefs are compiled

by Sports Editor Steve Millar,

s.millar@22ndcm.com.


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Cross Country

Kreis pushes hard, finishes fifth in historic state meet

JEFF DEGRAW

Freelance Reporter

4

Lincoln-Way Central senior Jared Kreis runs on his

way to a fifth-place finish in the Class 3A state cross

country race Saturday, Nov. 9, at Detweiller Park in

Peoria. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media

It was the fastest cross

country race ever ran

on the famed Detweiller

course in Peoria at the

IHSA state cross country

finals, and Lincoln-Way

Central's Jared Kreis had

no regrets.

Josh Methner, of Hersey,

broke Craig Virgin's course

record of 13 minutes, 50

seconds set in 1972, running

13:49 on Saturday,

Nov. 9. The record had a

magical connotation for

many in the sport.

Kreis, a senior who was

in second place the first

half of the race, was satisfied

with his effort and his

fifth-place finish, running

14:30.

It was the best finish

ever for a Central runner,

topping the sixth-place

showing from Mark Battista

in 2006.

"I was really surprised

that Josh [Methner] took

it out so hard," Kreis

said. "He went for the

record and it was really

fast from the start. But I

have no regrets because I

went after it also. It was

fun and I can look back

and not have any what ifs.

It's pretty good to finish in

fifth place."

The Knights placed

23rd as a team and Kreis,

a Duke recruit, was the

only senior among the

five runners who scored.

Sophomore Caden Simone

finished 132nd, freshman

Nolan Sams 158th, freshman

Connor LeBeau 184th

and junior Jay Parker was

199th.

"Jared went out after it

and he knew what he had

to do because he is such a

great student of the sport,"

Knights coach John Taylor

said. "This team had a

great mix of guys this year

and we are young.

“Our younger guys

learned a lot today and

they ran well and when

you do that in the biggest

meet of the year that is all

you can ask."

Lincoln-Way East finished

in 25th and is in a

similar situation as Central

with a very young team.

East was led by sophomore

Nolan Rogers in

153rd. He was followed

by junior Nolan Enright

(190th), and freshmen Justin

Falejczyk (193rd), Jack

Roberts (208th) and Gerry

Cushing (209th).

The Griffins were without

one of the best runners

in the state, as senior Brett

Gardner could not run because

of a left leg injury.

After finishing second in

the sectional meet, Gardner

knew there was something

wrong.

"I felt something before

the race but didn't think

much about it, but coach

[Ross Widinski] and I

talked and he just said run

to qualify. He told me during

the race that our team

was qualified, so I backed

off, but after the race I

knew something wasn't

right. It was different than

I had ever felt before and

runners know their bodies

well and I knew this wasn't

good.

"I didn't want anyone to

know until after the visit to

the doctor on Monday and

it was a stress reaction in

my lower leg. I feel bad

and it's frustrating not to

run here, but I'd rather be

Junior Merrigan Allen led the Lincoln-Way Central girls team with a 45th-place finish

in the Class 3A state cross country race. 22nd Century Media file photo.

out four weeks than four

months.”

Gardner shifted to a

cheerleading and coaching

role.

"This entire weekend

I've been excited for our

team and I'm here to help

them anyway I can,” he

said. “It's different and

I’m taking this entire experience

of being here

from a different perspective.

I know that if I get

healthy my hard work

will pay off down the road

and hopefully that will be

[next spring] in track."

Central placed 22nd as

a team in the girls race

and received a 45th-place

finish from junior Merrigan

Allen (17:45). Senior

Rachel Baumgartner

followed in 75th (18:06).

Junior Catherine Ihrke

(136th), junior Colleen

Erdman (174th) and freshman

Emma Olson (186th)

rounded out the scorers.

"I'm so happy with my

race today," Allen said.

"All the hard work has

paid off and hopefully

this will now carry over to

track. Last year being here

and getting sick just days

before the race really motivated

me to do so much

better this year and it's sort

of redemption for getting

sick last year."

Ihrke — who Knights

coach Ryan Stapinski said

has improved as much as

anyone on the team — was

extremely happy with her

race and the state meet experience.

"It was fun," Ihrke said.

"I came through the mile

faster than I ever have and

I thought to myself If I

feel this good going this

fast, I might as well keep

going.

“It's a mindset that you

can do this, and our team

is really close. We have

great chemistry together

and really help each other

and I'm looking forward to

more of this next year."

Stapinski said there was

a lot for the Knights to be

proud of.

"I'm very pleased with

our performance," Stapinski

said. "Merrigan ran so

well and Rachel went out

after it today. Everyone did

their best and how can you

not be happy with that, this

meet is what it's about."

Lincoln-Way East

sophomore Kate Guderjan

placed 142nd but suffered

a fall in the first half-mile

of the race according to

coach Wendy Hegarty.

Providence had one individual

in the girls 2A

race as Emma Kulpinski

finished 163rd.


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Celtics hand Crete-Monee first loss in wild shootout

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RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

On Saturday, Nov. 9,

Aaron Vaughn ran into

some old friends — and

past them, around them and

through them.

Providence’s sophomore

running back, who is from

Crete, ran wild to help end

the season of Crete-Monee,

which rostered many of

Vaughn’s friends.

So does he feel bad about

that?

“A little bit,” he said before

pausing. “Well, not really.

It’s business.”

Vaughn made sure the

host Celtics took care of

business as he ran 26 times

for 366 yards and scored

four touchdowns. His

career-best performance

helped Providence pull

away from the Warriors for

an unforgettable 61-37 victory

in a Class 6A secondround

playoff game in New

Lenox.

There were nearly 900

combined yards of offense

in the game. The 61

points are the second most

in Providence postseason

history. The record is 68

in a shutout of Fenger in a

first-round playoff game in

2002.

The Celtics (8-3) are now

19-1 in second-round playoff

games, including 9-0 at

home in the past 25 years.

They will host another undefeated

team – Glenwood

(11-0), from downstate

Chatham, in a quarterfinal.

Crete-Monee (10-1), the

2018 6A state runner-up,

was hoping to make its

fourth state title game appearance

in the past eight

seasons. But Vaughn had

other ideas. Even if he was

anxious about them.

“I was nervous,” Vaughn

said. “I came out and felt

like I was going to puke.

These were the guys I grew

up with. I knew them and

they knew me. I couldn’t

sleep [Friday] night. I

woke up at six [Saturday

morning] and I was going

to sleep until eight.”

Those nerves didn’t matter

much as Vaughn scored

on runs of three, 65, 42 and

33 yards. The final two of

those came in the last 1:44

of the game as the Celtics

capped it off by scoring the

final 21 points.

“Every time they [the

Warriors] scored I told our

Crete-Monee At Providence

1 2 3 4 F

Crete-Monee 3 13 8 13 37

Providence 7 17 10 27 61

THREE STARS OF THE GAME

1. Aaron Vaughn, Providence, sophomore running back: 26

carries - 366 yards, four TD’s of 3, 65, 42 and 33 yards.

2. Trayvon Rudolph, Crete-Monee senior quarterback: 23

carries - 201 yards, four TD’s of 38, 40, 1 and 50 yards.

Also 12-of-19 passing for 83 yards.

3. Kevin Conway, Providence, junior quarterback; 20 carries

- 96 yards, three TD’s of 7, 1 and 1 yards. Also 4-of-6

passing for 108 yards, including a 66-yard TD pass to

Lucas Porto.

Up Next: Providence hosts Glenwood (11-0) in a Class 6A

quarterfinal.

guys, ‘That’s OK,” Vaughn

said. “We will just score

again and add to our stats.

We have the best offensive

line in the state and they

showed that.”

Indeed, the all-senior offensive

line of Tre Allen,

Adam Banathy, Michael

Charnot, Oliver Cox, and

Jake Renfro, along with

junior tight end Jameson

Geers, helped lead the way

as 481 of the Celtics 589

total yards came on the

ground.

But in a game where

Vaughn was the star, it was

a handoff by him that led to

the most important play of

the game.

Crete-Monee had cut the

Celtics’ lead to 40-37 with

8:48 to play on a 50-yard TD

run by Trayvon Rudolph.,

the quarterback’s fourth

touchdown run of the game.

On the ensuing possession,

Providence had a

third-and-16 from its own

49. Junior quarterback

Kevin Conway had left the

game moments before after

taking a big hit. Vaughn

lined up at quarterback

in the Wildcat formation

Providence’s Kevin Conway looks to throw on

Saturday, Nov. 9, in New Lenox. Conway ran for three

touchdowns and threw another in Providence’s 61-37

win over Crete-Monee. BOB KLEIN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

and handed it off to Kevin

Countryman, who ran 18

yards for a first down.

Countryman, a senior

defensive back who had

an interception earlier in

the game, was playing offense

for the first time this

season.

Conway came back in

and scored on a 1-yard run

with 3:53 remaining to up

the lead to 47-37.

Conway ran 20 times for

96 yards, including TD runs

of 7, 1 and 1 yards. He was

4-of-6 passing for 108 yards,

including a 66-yard TD pass

to senior Lucas Porto.

“I came in with an injured

ankle, but on that play

I got clobbered in the ribs,”

Conway said of leaving the

game. “I just needed to take

a play or two off. No, I have

never played in a game like

this. But our tough schedule

prepared us for it.

“Still, it was insane. But

[Vaughn] did the greatest

job I’ve ever seen by a running

back.”

Our staff’s predictions for the top games in the quarterfinals of the playoffs

There are still just two teams left from our area

– Providence and Lincoln-Way East. Could we

see two teams in the state title game in DeKalb

two days after belching up our Thanksgiving Day

meals? It is a possibility.

54-12

53-13

Thomas Czaja |

Editor

• LWE 27, Homewood-Flossmoor

24. Vikings will give Griffins their

closest game of the season in

rematch, but East handles them

again to advance.

• Providence 35, Chatham Glenwood

28. Celtics have proven time and

again to throw out the records this

time of year – they know how to

make a postseason run.

52-14

49-17

48-18

Sean Hastings |

Contributing Editor

• LW East 34, Homewood-Flossmoor

28. Griffins win battle of two area

powerhouses.

• Providence 24, Chatham Glenwood

14. Celtics utilize home-field

advantage.

46-20

GameS of the Week

• Homewood-Flossmoor (10-1) at LW East (11-0)

• Chatham Glenwood (11-0) at Providence (8-3)

Jeff Vorva |

Sports Editor

• LWE 35, Homewood-Flossmoor 14. A

rematch of the regular season Game

of the Century should receive plenty

of hype, but Griffs’ are refocused

after being shut out in second half

against Niles Notre Dame.

• Providence 28, Chatham Glenwood

23. Hay, Hay! Coach Dave Hay of

Glenwood brings in a spiffy 34-9 career

record but the Celtics should send

him home with double digit losses

after a fun game in New Lenox.

Steve Millar |

Sports Editor

• LWE 31, Homewood-Flossmoor 20.

East QB Kyle Quinn did not play

in the regular season win over the

Vikings. He will throw a couple of

TD passes in this one to get the

Griffins back into the semifinals.

• Providence 31, Chatham Glenwood

28. Beating undefeated teams in

back-to-back weeks is a tough task,

but if the Celtics offense keeps

rolling, they can pull it off.

Joe Coughlin |

Publisher

• LWE 24, Homewood-Flossmoor 14.

Griffins defense answers the call

against familiar foe.

• Providence 45, Chatham Glenwood

38. Celtics are on fire and outscore

another big-time opponent.

Heather Warthen |

Chief Marketing Officer

• LWE 24, Homewood-Flossmoor 21.

Griffins continue hot streak and

close out the Vikings’ season.

• Providence 28, Chatham Glenwood

21. Home-field advantage does the

Celtics good as they continue their

playoff march.


newlenoxpatriotdaily.com sports

the new lenox patriot | November 14, 2019 | 39

fastbreak

Boys Soccer

Warriors’ underdog journey ends just short of state

6

steve millar/22nd Century

Media

1st and 3

three notes on

GIRLS BASKEtball,

which is set to

begin monday, nov.

18

1. LW Central

The Knights look to

improve on a 13-15

season in 2018-

19 behind senior

sharpshooter Regan

LoConte (above)

and junior Haley

Stoklosa.

2. LW West

The Warriors have

fix of their top six

players back from

a 27-5 team, led

by Taylor and Tara

Gugliuzza. Their

freshman sister,

Ava, joins the party.

3. Providence

The Celtics have

a strong trio of

starters back from

a GCAC White

championship

squad: Lauren

Knight, Ashley

Raymer and Claire

McGrath.

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Anyone who has

watched Lincoln-Way

West’s boys soccer team in

the playoffs likely was not

surprised to see the way

the Warriors battled back

time and again in the Class

3A Bradley-Bourbonnais

Supersectional against Edwardsville.

The Warriors rallied

from a pair of deficits, but

could not erase a third as

Edwardsville pulled out a

dramatic 3-2 win Nov. 5.

“We knew it was going

to be a battle,” West

coach Matt Laude said.

“We knew [Edwardsville

was] going to be good. We

didn’t give up. These boys

have grit. They don’t give

up. It’s a testament to their

character and how far they

are willing to go for the

guy next to them.”

Edwardsville (21-4-

1), a perennial downstate

power which has won two

state championships in the

last 20 years, was playing

in a supersectional for

the ninth time since 2000,

while West (14-11) was

playing in the first super in

program history.

The Warriors, though,

never looked intimidated.

After falling behind 1-0

on Brennen Weller’s goal

for the Tigers in the 13th

minute, West answered

back.

The Warriors have been

lethal on set pieces in the

playoffs, and that continued

as Tyler Vedder’s

throw-in set up Miles Hagen,

who beat charging

Edwardsville goalkeeper

Tyler Frolik to the loose

ball and just barely got a

touch on it, enough to poke

it over the goal line for the

equalizer in the 20th minute.

“I turned and hoped

for the best and it worked

out well for us,” Hagen

said. “They came out and

scored first, so we had

to come back. We never

give up and we worked

our butts off. We fought

so hard throughout every

place on the field.”

Edwardsville again went

up as Weller struck again

in the 31st minute, poking

in a rebound after West

goalkeeper Chris Zavala

made an initial leaping

save to deny Alan Ebert.

With his team down 2-1

at halftime, Laude issued a

challenge.

“I said we couldn’t lose

this game because of a lack

of effort,” he said. “We

had 40 minutes to prove

we could outwork and outplay

this team. They really

took that to heart and came

out and played great.”

The Warriors dominated

the early portion of the

second half. Junior Codey

Collin nearly tied it with

30 minutes to go, firing a

shot off the post.

But 13 minutes later,

Collin tied it for real, getting

behind the Edwardsville

defense and burying

his shot to make it 2-2 with

17:24 to go.

Lincoln-Way West’s Codey Collin gets around Edwardsville goalkeeper Tyler Frolik

to score a goal in the Class 3A Bradley-Bourbonnais Supersectional on Nov. 5.

Edwardsville beat the Warriors 3-2. STEVE MILLAR/22nd Century Media

“I think we just turned

the intensity up a little bit

in the second half,” West

senior Justin Darlage said.

“I think everybody got a

little more comfortable,

got the jitters out and started

connecting with each

other. We were getting the

ball forward and creating

chances.”

A big turning point came,

however, with just over 11

minutes to go. Collin, who

had already picked up a

yellow card in the first half,

committed a hard foul and

was issued his second yellow,

resulting in a red card

and putting the Warriors a

man down for the rest of

the match.

Edwardsville took advantage.

All-State forward

Cooper Nolan made a nice

move around Zavala and

scored the game-winning

goal with 8:10 left.

“It was challenging losing

Codey,” Laude said. “It

hurt us bad. At that point,

we were just kind of looking

to defend, get through

to overtime and reassess

and figure things out. Unfortunately,

it didn’t fall

that way. They played a

great ball through, [Nolan]

took a great touch around

our goalie. We have to give

them credit.”

West continued to push

hard, creating a flurry of

activity in front of the Edwardsville

net in the final

minute, but could not tie it

again.

The Warriors left it all on

the field.

“I think everybody battled

as hard as they could,

everyone played as well as

they could, everyone did

their role,” Darlage said. “It

just ended up not working

out for us.”

West entered the postseason

as a .500 team. But

the Warriors’ seniors will

not be remembered as an

average team. They will be

known for the playoff run

that saw them win the Lincoln-Way

East Sectional as

the No. 8 seed and make

school history.

“This was pretty cool,”

Hagen said. “I don’t think

any of us really expected it,

but we’re happy with the

result.”

West’s seniors, including

Vedder, Hagen, Zavala,

Darlage, Ryan Towner,

Brady Forsythe, Andrew

Steele, Ben Trout, Ethan

Sall, Pat Szubryt and Michael

Mortarano, set a new

standard for the program.

“I think everybody now

is going to want to one-up

us, keep working hard to

try to do even better than

we did,” Darlage said. “I

hope it sets the bar a little

higher for kids to show up

and play better.”

LISTEN UP

“It was fun and I can look back and not have any what ifs. It’s

pretty good to finish in fifth place.”

Jared Kreis – LW Central senior, on pushing hard to try to keep pace

with Hersey’s Josh Methner’s record-breaking run at the Class 3A

cross country state meet

Tune In

Girls Swimming, 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

LW Central Sectional

• The Knights, Warriors and Griffins all compete and

each team should send several swimmers to state.

Index

35 - This Week In

34 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | November 14, 2019

END OF THE RUN

LW West soccer falls in first

supersectional, Page 39

RUNNING TO THE END

LW Central’s Kreis takes fifth at state

cross country, Page 37

Vaughn trounces old friends for 366 yards, four touchdowns as

Providence knocks off Crete-Monee, Page 38

Providence’s Aaron Vaughn breaks off a big run as the Celtics’ sideline cheers him on Saturday, Nov. 9, in New Lenox. Vaughn ran for 366 yards and four touchdowns

in Providence’s 61-37 win. BOB KLEIN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

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