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Friday

Turkey Bead Necklace

Craft

10-4 p.m. Nov. 29,

Homer Township Public

Library, 14320 W.

151st St., Homer Glen, IL

60491. Bring the whole

family down to the Homer

Public Library to put

together necklaces with

Turkey Beads the day after

Thanksgiving. Limit one

necklace per child while

supplies last. For more information,

call (708) 301-

7908.

Saturday

Petition Signing for

President

5-8 p.m. Nov. 30, Rubi

Agave, 12622 W. 159th St.,

Homer Glen. There will be

a petition to sign for President

Donald Trump. There

will also be a notary there

for those who have names

on a petition that they have

passed. Those interested

are invited to stay and socialize

or just sign the petition

and leave.

Sunday

Holiday Toy Drive

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1.

Front Row Sports Bar

14903 Founders Crossing,

Homer Glen. Join the

Jonathan Darin team of

the Homer Glen office of

Coldwell Banker Real Estate

to get a professional

photo with Santa, decorate

cookies and take part

in the holiday toy drive.

Pizza and drinks will be

provided.

Holiday in Whoville

2-5 p.m. Dec. 1, Lockport

American Legion

Post 18, 15052 Archer

Ave, Lockport. This year,

the Homer Glen Junior

Woman’s Club is proud

to announce their second

annual holiday event. The

cost will be $10 per person.

Admission includes

spaghetti, salad, bread,

juice, hot cocoa, dessert,

festive photo ops, a visit

with Santa, children’s

crafts, letters to Santa,

cookie decorating and other

fun activities. A portion

of the proceeds will benefit

NEDA, Feeding Hope and

the Will-Grundy Medical

Clinic. For more information,

visit, homerglenju

niors.org.

Tuesday

An Old-Fashioned

Christmas

2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Marian

Village, 15624 Marian

Dr., Homer Glen. Join author

Rochelle Pennington

as she highlights a time

when Christmas shopping

meant paging through a

Sears, Roebuck and Company

catalog and heading

downtown to the local five

and dime. Her presentation

features nearly 100

vintage photographs along

with a collection of Christmas

antiques on display.

For more information, call

(708) 226-3733.

Life as a Rehab

7-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Homer

Township Public Library,

14320 W. 151st St., Homer

Glen. We seem to think

of our lives as fixed and

unchanging. What would

you modify about your

life if you instead thought

of it the same was as you

approach a home that no

longer fits your needs?

Join the Homer Township

Public Library for this discussion.

For more information,

visit homerlibrary.

org or call (708) 301-7908.

UPCOMING

Ladies Night Out -

Mistletoe Market

4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

5, Orland Park Crossing,

14225 95th Ave. Free admission

to this 22nd Century

Media event. Toy

drive, 70-plus vendors,

visitors from the North

Pole, photos with live reindeer,

ice-carving demonstration,

Sandburg Chamber

Singers and more. Free

tote bag to the first 200

attendees. For more information,

visit 22ndcentury

media.com/our-company/

events.

It’s Christmas Time In

The City: Chicago and Its

Yule Contributions and

Traditions

2-3 p.m. Friday, Dec.

6, Homer Township Public

Library, Community

Meeting Room, 14320

W. 151st St. One of Chicago’s

earliest industries

was Christmas trees and

wreaths, and Chicagoans

have contributed some of

the most beloved holiday

songs. These tidbits only

scratch the surface when

it comes to Chicago’s role

in all things Yule. To learn

more, join Clarence Goodman

at this event. For more

information and to register,

visit homerlibrary.org

or call (708) 301-7908.

Christmas on the Prairie

2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

7, Annunciation Byzantine

Catholic Church, 14610

S. Will Cook Road. At

Annunciation Byzantine

Catholic Church, the celebration

of the feast of St.

Nicholas — which occurs

on Dec. 6 each year — is

a venerable tradition. Attendees

will have an opportunity

to learn about

the true story of the original

St. Nicholas and what

Christmas on the prairie

might have been like for

the early settlers. The indoor/outdoor

event will

take place on Annunciation’s

rolling 10 acres of

restored prairie. There will

be frontier era Christmas

crafts for children, homemade

Christmas bake sale

items and a visit with St.

Nicholas where attendees

can get a ride on his horsedrawn

carriage. Those

who attend will experience

the mystical beauty of a

Byzantine Church. For

more information, visit

byzantinecatholic.com or

call (708) 645-0241.

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Homer For The Holidays

4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, Homer Glen Village

Hall, 14240 W. 151st

St. The Village of Homer

Glen hosts its Christmas

tree lighting ceremony and

more. There will be photos

with Santa Claus, holiday

crafts, a new light display,

live music, seasonal refreshments

and a chance to

enter to win the Dress Your

Pet Holiday Costume Contest.

For more information,

visit homerglenil.org, or

call (708) 301-0632.

Second Santa Paws Craft

and Vendor Show

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 8, Orchard Valley

Golf Course, 2411

W. Illinois Ave., Aurora.

There will be a craft a

vendor show, along with

a raffle that will have its

proceeds go toward TLC

Animal Shelter in Homer

Glen. The event is free

and pet friendly. For more

information, visit tlcani

malshelter.org.

Seasonal Celebration

4-5:30 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 8, Homer Township

Public Library, 14320

W. 151st St. Guests can

dress in their holiday finest

to join for this family

event. There will be crafts,

games, prize wheel, snack

station, Santa, Snow White

and Ollie the Snowman.

Attendees are encouraged

to bring their cameras for

photos. The event is all

ages; ages 6 and under

must be accompanied with

an adult. For more information,

visit homerlibrary.

org or call (708) 301-7908.

Winter Band Concert

7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

10, Homer Jr. High, 15711

S. Bell Road. The sixthgrade

Concert and Symphonic

Bands will perform

their winter concert in the

gym.


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Holiday cheer spreads at 49th annual Christmas Crossroads

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Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Black Friday may be when

stores and nationwide chains offer

doorbusters, but the weekend

before Thanksgiving is when

the holiday shopping season begins

at LTHS during Christmas

Crossroads.

Held at Lockport Township

High School’s East Campus on

Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday,

Nov. 24, this year’s Christmas

Crossroads featured over 165

crafters and artisans offering

unique gifts for everyone’s list.

More than 100 volunteers —

many from the Lockport Woman’s

Club, which presents the

annual event — helped to make

the craft fair a rousing success,

and, as always, the event was

embraced by the community.

Lockport Woman’s Club and

Christmas Crossroads committee

member Sarah Hamilton

explained that she loves seeing

all the smiling faces of the vendors

and shoppers year after

year.

“It’s the 49th year. One more

year, and it’s 50. It’s a full show

with all of our vendors. We’re

happy to have a lot of new vendors

and excited to have a lot

of our returning vendors here

this year,” Hamilton said. “It’s

a tradition. It’s close to the holidays,

and a lot of people make it

a weekend to come out here and

enjoy the crafts. People come to

check in with their favorite vendors.

We love to see our guests

reconnecting with our returning

vendors.”

Everyone from foodies to

movie buffs, interior designers to

jewelry lovers were able to find

something to love at this year’s

Christmas Crossroads.

“We have candles, bath and

body products, stained glass —

ornaments, suncatchers, vases

— knits and crocheted items and

Christmas items galore, anything

from ornaments to decorations

for your home,” Hamilton said

Alana Vermeulen checks out the baby ornaments at the Olis Originals booth during Christmas

Crossroads on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Lockport Township High School. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/ 22nd

Century Media

Richele Schaffer organizes her Woolagins display at the Lockport Woman’s Club’s Christmas

Crossroads.

of the event’s offerings. “We also

have food items like pretzels, a

bakery, Hollingworth [Candies]

— which is a local business here

in Lockport, as everyone around

here knows — and jewelry. Everything

is unique.”

Vendor Linda Young offered

natural, organic beauty products

at her Windy Acres Crafts booth.

She started the business after surviving

cancer from secondhand

smoke as she became inspired

to share toxin-free soaps, lotions

and more with her customers.

“My Cherokee grandmother

started me on this when I was 5. I

make it all from raw ingredients

in my farm kitchen. It’s all organic

bath and body products. I

have 70 fragrances, so my favorite

is whatever I have on hand,”

Young said.

Barbara Olson and her niece

Terri Stonecipher have made it

a tradition to come to Christmas

Crossroads for the last few years.

“We always seem to find

something. This year, I bought a

sign, some dog collars and some

dog biscuits. See, my pets win

out,” Olson said.

Stonecipher also purchased a

few personalized ornaments to

give as gifts.

Along with volunteers from

the Lockport Woman’s Club,

several other organizations

helped throughout the weekend.

The Boy Scouts hosted a coat

and bag check, members of the

Lockport High School Band ran

the cafeteria and the Lockport

Auxiliary Police helped with

traffic and parking.

The Lockport Woman’s Club

holds Christmas Crossroads annually

as a fundraiser to support

the organization’s year-round

mission to give back to the community.

“The money that we raise at

Christmas Crossroads goes towards

different things within

the community,” Hamilton said.

“The biggest one is scholarships

for those senior students, and we

have multiple other scholarships

for different age groups. It’s a

big partnership for us with the

high school letting us use this for

our event and also working with

them to help their students get

an opportunity to get a scholarship.”

More information on the

Lockport Woman’s Club and

its scholarship program can be

found at lockportwomansclub.

org.


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The Homer Township

Board approved the tax

levy request for 2020 at its

Nov. 18 meeting, marking

the fifth consecutive year

the board has done so while

lowering the tax rate.

The total requested

levy amount issued by the

Township is $1,608,600,

which marks an increase

of about $25,000 over last

year due to the valuation of

new property. However, the

tax rate accounting for this

figure is projected to fall

between 0.0904 percent

and 0.0913 percent, a decrease

from last year’s rate

of 0.0948 percent.

Supervisor Pam Meyers

said she is recommending

the new revenue be added

to the Park Maintenance

Fund for “anticipated necessary

future capital projects.”

The total funds levied for

the Park Fund will therefore

increase to $290,000

over last year, while all the

Township’s other funds

will remain at their levy

rates from 2019, including

the General Fund, which

will receive $1,130,000.

Meyers also issued an

official statement at the

meeting congratulating the

board on lowering the tax

rate once again while abating

any taxes for senior

housing and debt service.

“Teamwork between

Township staff, residents,

management and the board

have enabled this successful

outcome while continuing

to increase services,

make necessary capital improvements

and maintain

reserves for future projects,”

she said.

While the tax rate will

definitely go down, Meyers

said it is important to note

that the final levy figure is

an estimate and could vary

slightly.

Road Commissioner

Mike DeVivo also submitted

the Road District’s

requested levy amounts,

which amount to a total of

$4,933,367 between the

department’s two funds.

The majority of that levy,

$4,291,010, is allocated to

the Road and Bridge Fund,

while the remainder belongs

to the Equipment and

Building Fund.

Park projects

While the Township will

be allocating more funds to

capital park projects next

year, several projects from

this year are being delayed

until spring.

Due to the sudden, early

onset of freezing temperatures

repairs, sealcoating

and re-striping of the

Sendra Park and Culver

Park parking lots has been

postponed until spring as

weather conditions allow.

Similarly, the repairs

to the football announcer

tower at Town Center Park

have also been pushed back

until spring, although Meyers

plans to continue working

with the contractors to

approve the final scope of

the work on that project.

One project that was

completed before the turn

in the weather was the installation

of two storage

sheds in Morris Park. The

equipment currently being

stored in the concession

building will be moved to

the sheds upon the arrival

of spring weather, and the

restoration of the concession

building will then

commence.

Finally, the board also

agreed to explore options

for the improvement of

pathways between the

Town Center Park parking

lot and the Village’s Heritage

Park. Due to the use

of the parking lot for the

Village’s Homer Community

Fest, the Village has

requested the Township’s

assistance in the matter

of improving transportation

between the two sites

for the ease of pedestrians

and emergency vehicles, if

needed.

The Village’s proposal

suggests the Village would

pay for the engineering

costs, if the Township

would consider paying half

the cost of the construction.

While no commitment

has been made, the board

agreed the safety concerns

are valid and agreed to continue

looking into it.

Request to shops for carts

for those with special

needs

The board granted approval

to the Senior Citizen

& Special Needs Advocacy

Committee to issue a formal

letter to retail stores in

the Township requesting

they provide “Go To Shop”

carts for those with special

needs. The idea was presented

by committee member

Nicole La Ha Zwiercan,

who is the mother of a child

with cerebral palsy.


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Current traffic

safety campaign to

focus on impaired,

unbuckled drivers

Drivers urged to

be safe around

Thanksgiving

holiday weekend

Submitted by Will County

Sheriff’s Office

As Illinoisans gear up

for one of the busiest travel

times of the year, the Will

County Sheriff’s Office is

announcing its plans for

a traffic safety campaign

focusing on impaired and

unbuckled drivers.

Traffic Sgt. Kyle Lakomiak

said holiday traffic

brings with it an increased

risk for accidents, and

that to ensure one’s family

makes it to and from

their Thanksgiving feast

without incident to make a

conscious choice to buckle

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ride home.

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with the Illinois

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through the holiday weekend

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The “Click It or Ticket”

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Code Ninjas opens Homer Glen location

Thomas Czaja, Editor

The dojo is a place

where children and teens

can learn at their own pace,

gaining discipline not in

martial arts, but rather important

technology skills

of present day.

The new Code Ninjas

business in town that had

its soft opening Nov. 11

and ribbon cutting with

Village of Homer Glen officials

Nov. 13 prides itself

on teaching youths to code

while making their own

video games. The business

with franchises nationwide

provides a curriculum

that includes aspects

of not only coding, but

also STEM, engineering,

robotics, logic, problem

solving and more.

Homer Glen resident

Melissa Potempa, formerly

of Tinley Park and an

Allstate agent in Frankfort,

already opened Code Ninjas

locations in Tinley Park

and Oak Park, with Homer

Glen being her third. A

New Lenox location is

planned to open early fall

2020, with a Frankfort

Code Ninjas slated to open

early 2021.

“Our mainstay is our

drop-in program where

kids can create and program

between ages of 7

and 14,” Potempa said.

“They run through belting

from white to black, and

each one of those has different

components.”

Potempa added parents

can either drop of their

children and stay in the

lobby where they have refreshments

and work with

the internet available, or

they can leave and come

back. While the drop-in

program is usually about

an hour, Code Ninjas offers

a flexible schedule on

when attendees can arrive.

“There is no scheduled

time for them,” Potempa

Melissa Potempa (holding scissors on right), owner

of the local Code Ninjas, helps cut the ribbon during

the official ribbon cutting ceremony held with Village

of Homer Glen officials Nov. 13 at the Homer Glen

business. Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

said. “If they get here at

3:05 [p.m.], they get here

at 3:05. If they get here at

6:52 [p.m.], then they got

to no set time. I think that

is one of the beauties of

the program for moms and

dads.”

Code Ninjas is planning

to launch a junior program

next month for children

about ages 4 or 5 to 8 who

are mostly non-readers or

just starting to read with a

more structure classroom

environment about once a

week. That program’s curriculum

will be not as intense,

teaching the basics

of coding and how to make

games with sharing more

on technology and STEM.

“Once they finish that

junior program, however

long it takes for them and

depending on age, they

can then go into the [core

program for ages 7-14],”

Potempa said.

The business has plans

to adapt a program eventually

for more advanced

pupils, as well.

In addition to the programming,

another feature

of the business is a party

room in back that can be

used for birthday parties,

social events or when

Code Ninjas has coding

and game-building day

camps. It is a place where

youth can eat snacks and

have lunch, no matter the

party.

Birthday parties are typically

held in one of the dojos

and usually have some

type of theme, with Code

Ninjas asking the parents

what they like. Different

stations ranging from

virtual reality to a STEM

game to Mario Kart to a

combo of all three could

be included.

According to Quinn

Robinson, the center director

for Code Ninjas in

Homer Glen, people have

been “very welcoming” of

the business thus far, traveling

from as far as Naperville

for their children to

go there.

“When they found out

we were here, they were

really ecstatic,” Robinson

said. “Everyone’s been really

friendly.”

She added they have had

a mix of little and older

children show an enthusiasm

for game building,

exciting them about the

future of the business in

the community. In the

first week, a handful of

birthday parties had been

booked, and a grand opening

took place Nov. 16.

Potempa said they have

found with Code Ninjas is,

typically, but not always, a

place where children also

find their social group.

Those who may not be as

interested in athletics or

some other hobby or interest

find commonalities

with others there who enjoy

gaming, coding and

the tech side of things.

With that, Code Ninjas

helps foster a sense of

belonging and community

while providing an educational

experience.

“It gives them a socialized

experience and environment

where they can

exchange ideas and info,”

Potempa said. “Again, we

are trying to look at doing

different things at centers

that would allow that community

to expand above

and beyond just the program,

whether or not that

is with parents’ night out

or offering camps.”

To that end, Code Ninjas

may ultimately have

additional clubs available

for some of the drop-in

children wanting to keep

advancing their tech skills,

a place they can hangout

instead of watching television

or doing nothing at

home.

“It’s nice to be able to

have a place that is safe

with learning that is also

fun and local,” Potempa

said. “That’s what we are

trying to offer.”

Code Ninjas is located

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Its center hours are 10

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FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

D159 superintendent to

retire June 30

Mokena School District

159 Superintendent Don

White announced in a letter

to the district’s School

Board members his intention

to retire effective June

30, 2020.

The letter appears in

the board packet for the

district’s Nov. 20 regular

meeting.

“It is with very mixed

emotions that I am writing

to notify you that I plan

to retire at the end of this

school year,” White wrote.

“This will be effective at

the end of the work day on

June 30, 2020. It has been

my true honor to serve as

a public school district superintendent

for [19] years

and as an educator for [33]

years; with the last two

years being a joyous capstone.

In fact, these two

years have reinforced my

belief that a group of dedicated

people working as a

team can accomplish great

things in service to children

and the community.”

White was elected by the

board on Dec. 20, 2017,

to replace then-outgoing

Superintendent Omar Castillo.

White had one year

remaining on that contract.

White has spent the past

33 years in education, 17 of

which were spent as superintendent

at D181, and the

last two as superintendent

of D159.

A special board meeting

was scheduled for 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 25, at which

board members began the

process of finding a replacement

for White with a

superintendent search firm.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III,

Editor. For more, visit Moke

naMessengerDaily.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Dozens of teachers turn

out to D228 meeting as

potential strike looms

Dozens of teachers

turned out at the Bremen

High School District 228

School Board meeting

Nov. 19 as the threat of a

strike draws nearer.

The D228 Joint Faculty

Association has been asking

for more pay, no cuts in

classes offered and smaller

classes, but so far — after

11 months of negotiation

— district officials have

balked at the demands.

As previously reported

by The Junction, the union

members have been working

without a contract

since July 31 and negotiating

with the BOE since

December 2018. On Oct.

3, the D228-JFA voted

“overwhelmingly” to authorize

a strike.

The union submitted its

final contractual offer to

the Illinois Educational

Labor Relations Board for

public posting, prompting

what could lead to a strike,

according to the release.

Amanda Godin, a TPHS

parent in attendance at the

board meeting, spoke for

the assembled, and said

teachers should feel appreciated

by the district.

“The educators in this

district are a group of hard

working, devoted men and

women who deserve a

contract that shows every

member of the 228 community

that they are appreciated

by you, the board of

education,” Godin said.

Reporting by Jesse Wright,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit TinleyJunction

Daily.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Realtor’s Good Neighbor

Award grant doubled

Dale Taylor nearly fell

to the floor when it was announced

that he, along with

the other Good Neighbor

Award recipients, would

have their $10,000 grants

doubled.

The surprise came at the

annual convention for the

National Association of

Realtors Nov. 8-11 in San

Francisco. It was done to

celebrate the 20th anniversary

of the Good Neighbor

Award.

Taylor was given the

award for his work with

the South Suburban Public

Action to Deliver Shelter

— a nonprofit organization

that assists with homeless

people in the Chicago

southland region. Taylor

works every Monday night

at his shelter in Homewood

that helps homeless

men.

“On stage, there was a

prompter that I could see,

and there was an audience

of about 6,000 colleagues,”

Taylor said. “I

saw the ‘20,000’ come up

on the prompter just before

they announced it. When I

saw it on the prompter, I

just bent over, and Bruce

Johnson [another award

recipient] was standing

next to me, and I just

grabbed him and hugged

him. I was in such shock.

It was a natural reaction of

surprise.”

Before the convention,

Taylor had not had

a chance to meet any of

the other winners but was

floored as he read about

the work they do in their

respective communities,

he said.

Nov. 9 was the day he

met the other winners,

along with NBA Hall-of-

Famer Magic Johnson,

who also assists people in

need.

“To be present with

those caliber of people, it

was so fulfilling for me,”

Taylor said.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more, visit New

LenoxPatriotDaily.com.


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From the Assistant Editor

A little about me, a little about you

Ben Conboy

b.conboy@22ndcenturymedia.com

It isn’t often that you

say hello to a stranger

without even meeting

them. But here we are.

I am Ben Conboy, and

I’m the new assistant

editor for The Homer

Horizon and The Lockport

Legend, and it will be my

pleasure to get to know

you all over the coming

months.

I recently graduated

from college at DePaul

University with a bachelor’s

degree in journalism.

At DePaul, I was

the editor-in-chief of the

university’s nationally

recognized student newspaper.

Our staff worked

tirelessly to cover our

university and the City

of Chicago with sensitivity,

giving our readers the

stories that they wanted,

but more importantly, the

stories they needed to be

well-informed.

I also interned for the

venerable Chicago political

reporter Mary Ann

Ahern at NBC 5 Chicago,

where I wrote about the

2019 Chicago mayoral

and City Council elections,

the newly minted

administration of Gov.

JB Pritzker and the State

legislature.

I was born and raised

in LaGrange and spent

most of my life there,

apart from a year of soulsearching

in Colorado

shortly after high school,

where I hopped around

working on dairy farms

on the front range of the

Rockies.

I was searching for

purpose. All I found was

cow dung.

But when I was there,

I missed Chicago and

its suburbs. I missed

proper Mexican food and

hot dogs with the correct

garnishes. I missed

commiserating with

Bears fans (some things

never change), and, sure, I

missed the skyline, too.

But what I missed the

most was the people.

What I missed most was

you.

The people in our

delightful corner of the

Midwest are brash and

tough. We brave some

of the worst winters in

the country with pride —

maybe without a smile,

but with pride. We’re not

afraid to tell you what we

think. We work hard, and

when we’re not working

hard, we like to enjoy

ourselves.

This is what makes doing

journalism in our area

so special. The people.

My journalism hero,

Mike Royko, the indomitable

columnist for the

Chicago Daily News,

and later, at the Chicago

Sun-Times and Chicago

Tribune, taught me a lesson

that I will always carry

with me on every story I

pursue: Give a voice to

those without one.

Whether it’s covering a

board meeting or a parade,

I’m always trying to find a

story that hasn’t been told.

After all, this is your

town, and these are your

stories. You deserve a

voice, too.

That’s enough about

me. Now, I want to hear

from you.

What do you want me

to know about Homer

Glen? Do you have a

neighbor whose good

deed has gone unnoticed,

or just a good story that

needs to be told?

What issue hasn’t gotten

enough attention and

deserves a deeper dive?

I’d love to hear from

you, so it would make me

really happy if you drop

me a line and share something

with me. Anything.

I’m looking forward to

meeting you all.

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creating at Tinley Park Siam Marina, Page 15

Homer dancer, 15,

reprises her lead role in

‘The Nutcracker’ ballet,

Page 13

Reagan Davidson

(right) as Clara

and professional

dancer Michael

Anderson as Uncle

Drosselmeyer

perform during

“The Nutcracker”

ballet at the Rialto

Square Theatre

in Joliet last year.

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12 | November 27, 2019 | the homer horizon faith

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FAITH BRIEFS

Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

(14719 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen)

Wednesday Fellowship

Nights

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 4. Meal at 6 p.m., followed

by a time to watch

and discuss parts of the nativity

story, including practice

for the children’s play.

Nursery for Children

9:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30

p.m. Wednesdays. Parishioners

may use the nursery

for their children up to age

3 during services. There is

a Kids Klub for children in

grades 4-5 during the service.

Bible Study

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Open to anyone ready to

discuss the Bible.

Christian Life Church

(15609 W. 159th St., Homer Glen)

Sunday Service

10 a.m.

EDGE Youth Service

7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish

(16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Daily Mass

8 a.m. Monday-Saturday

Weekend Mass

5 p.m. Saturday

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

Sunday

Confessions

4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays;

9:30-10:15 a.m. Sundays;

8:30 a.m. every first Friday

Holy Hour

First Friday of each

month with 8 a.m. Mass

followed by exposition of

the blessed sacrament at

8:30 a.m. and concluding

with benediction at 9 a.m.

Council of Catholic Women

7 p.m. Second Tuesday

of the month.

Women of the parish

meet to discuss its needs.

The group also hosts a

monthly charity bake sale.

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(13030 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen)

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Pastor column

Trying to give thanks in all

different circumstances

Pastor Dana O’Brien

Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

The Apostle Paul

reminds us to

“give thanks in all

circumstances.” (1 Thessalonians

5:18)

I know sometimes that’s

pretty difficult to do;

however, since this edition

of The Homer Horizon

comes out the day before

Thanksgiving, I’m hoping

many of you are feeling

thankful right about now

(and if you’re not feeling

especially thankful right

now, I hope you are by

the time you finish this

article).

Biblical writers tell us

that gratitude makes us

more of the people God

originally created us to be.

And recent studies have

confirmed the benefits

of gratitude. Researchers

have found that grateful

people have fewer health

complaints, lower levels

of anxiety, higher selfesteem,

stronger relationships

and more creativity.

Overall, grateful people

are happier and more

pleasant to be around.

If you would like to

cultivate some gratitude

in your own life, the good

news is that gratitude can

be learned. Five quick

ways to become more

thankful: be intentional

about noticing and appreciating

things you

previously may have

taken for granted; each

day, write down a few

things for which you are

grateful; tell someone

how much they mean to

you; consistently try to

put a positive spin on

negative thoughts; and/or

carry a physical “gratitude

reminder” around

in your pocket or purse

(I have a little stone that

says “gratitude,” and I

have a couple extra, if

anyone wants one).

If you commit to these

practices for a couple of

months, you will become

a more thankful person.

And this is a really good

thing, because not only

does gratitude benefit

those who are grateful,

gratitude also benefits our

entire society. Oftentimes,

our own feelings of thanks

inspire us to do something

good for others, either

by paying it back to the

source of our gratitude, or

by doing something good

for others (i.e., “paying it

forward”).

Indeed, paying it

forward is often how we

respond to God’s many

blessings in our lives.

Certainly, we thank God

for God’s gifts, but we

are also invited to pay it

forward by loving and caring

for our neighbors, just

as God loves and cares

for us.

More good news —

just as we can cultivate

a spirit of thankfulness,

so can we become people

who more frequently

live out our gratitude by

helping others. Simply

Google “pay it forward”

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the homer horizon | November 27, 2019 | 13

Homer resident to lead ‘Nutcracker’ production in Joliet

2

Abhinanda Datta

Contributing Editor

Homer Glen resident

Reagan Davidson is a constant,

shining fixture in

the productions of the renowned

Chicago Festival

Ballet, and she is to reprise

her role of Clara for the

eighth time in “The Nutcracker”

this December.

Based on ETA Hoffmann’s

magical story,

“The Nutcracker” ballet

is the tale of a girl who

befriends a nutcracker,

and, as he comes to life on

Christmas Eve, they embark

on an adventure together

to vanquish the evil

Mouse King.

The 15-year-old LTHS

student has been enthralling

audiences since the age

of 2, appearing in several

shows alongside dance

veterans.

Davidson’s mother, Rachel,

said her daughter

first appeared in “The Nutcracker”

as a mouse and an

angel.

Once a dancer herself,

she enrolled her daughter

in hip-hop, jazz and ballet

as a toddler. But her

daughter did not care for

anything other than classical

ballet, Rachel said.

Since then, she has

trained at eminent choreographer

Kenneth von

Heidecke’s school that has

a very classical approach

to the production.

Von Heidecke was a

student of George Balanchine,

who choreographed

and premiered

“The Nutcracker” for the

New York City Ballet —

which he co-founded —in

1954.

“He uses dancers from

across the country and that

is truly unique,” Rachel

said. “I wanted to enroll

her in a school that taught

true classical ballet, and

von Heidecke uses a Russian

method, and you can

see cleaner lines.”

Davidson said she is

thrilled to again play Clara

and “would like to take the

role to another level, perfecting

my technique, partnering

and acting.”

“I love being able to

form a bond with the other

cast members and connect

to the audience as I’m

dancing,” she said. “One

of my favorite things is

seeing everyone after the

show, regardless of age, to

meet people who love the

ballet and have either seen

it for the umpteenth time

or the very first time. The

little girls are adorable,

usually asking me how my

nutcracker became a real

man.”

What appeals to Davidson

about ballet is the

structure of the class and

the elegance of the movements.

She said of the

barre and center work that

“it’s much more difficult

than we make it look on

stage.”

Finding a balance between

dance and school

is difficult, but Davidson

deftly juggles all her responsibilities

and excels

in academics. Ballet aside,

she also is a part of the

LTHS dance team.

“She is a very hard

worker, and that is just

her personality,” Rachel

said of Reagan’s ability to

manage her busy schedule.

“She is a straight-A student;

she knows that after

her ballet class, she has to

come home and finish her

homework. She works late

into the evenings to keep

her grades up.”

Davidson was the

youngest to play Clara

in the history of Chicago

Festival Ballet, and Rachel

added that she has a come

a long way since she first

assumed this role.

“Her technique has improved,

and she has definitely

become more confident,”

she said. “During

her first performance, she

was paired against a professional

male dancer who

played the prince, and a lot

of girls don’t experience

that until they are professionals

themselves. That

gave her a boost of confidence.”

Working with a mentor

such as von Heidecke

means long, stressful

hours and abundant constructive

critiques, but Rachel

said that Reagan has

the ability to take “to take

it in stride.”

This year marks von

Heidecke’s 30th production

of “The Nutcracker,”

and Reagan said she hopes

it is “one of our best performances

to date.”

“I enjoy telling a story to

the audience through not

only my movements, but

also emotions and acting,”

she said. “We have a very

strong, committed cast of

students and professionals

alike, paired with a beautiful

choreography. We have

really come together as a

ballet family that translates

on stage.”

“The Nutcracker” will

be performed at the Rialto

Square Theater in Joliet on

Sunday, Dec. 1.

Davidson will dance as

Clara in the 5 p.m. show

and as a host of other characters

for the earlier 1 p.m.

performance.

For more information or

to purchase tickets, visit

rialtosquare.com/event/

chicago-festival-balletsthe-nutcracker.

Homer resident Reagan Davidson dances as Clara at the Chicago Festival Ballet’s

“The Nutcracker” last year at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. Photos Submitted

Reagan Davidson poses for a photo with the nutcrackers after her performance last

year.


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LTHS art teacher helps raise funds for school with Paint Night

Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter

Seeing white lights throughout

Fracaro Hall at St. Dennis, the

spirit of the holidays is already

in the church. Small white canvas

boards were waiting for artists

to make their mark as they

learned how to paint an outdoor

Christmas tree during the Paint

Night fundraiser on Nov. 15.

“I will be helping the participants

in the St. Dennis paint

night,” said Andrea Baumhardt,

an art teacher at Lockport Township

High School who wanted

to take part in the fundraiser for

St. Dennis School in Lockport.

As she was preparing brushes,

participants were reading stepby-step

instructions on creating

their own masterpiece.

“Tonight, they will paint their

own version of ‘A Midnight

Clear.’ We’re working with a

limited palette to create a Christmas

landscape,” Baumhardt

said.

If Baumhardt’s name sounds

familiar, it is because it is. Besides

being one of the art teachers

at Lockport Township High

School, she is also a parent of

children who attend St. Dennis.

“With the holiday season

around the corner, I chose a design

that could be created in a

short amount of time,” Baumhardt

said. “Anybody can accomplish

this design with a little

assistance.”

Looking around the room, participants

were already introducing

themselves to each other.

“This is a night where they can

enjoy doing art, and it also gives

a sense of community,” Baumhardt

said.

They had an hour to paint the

canvas. Baumhardt went in front

of the room and explained how to

start with the blue background.

“I love St. Dennis dearly; it’s

my children’s home away from

home,” Baumhardt said. “I

would do what it takes to help

this community.”

The St. Dennis school parents

helped organize the paint night

to raise funds for the school.

Becky Dryer has three children

attending St. Dennis; a

fifth-grader, a third-grader and a

preschooler.

“We’ve done this art night

fundraiser for the past couple

of years,” Dryer said. “It is very

popular and well attended. People

like me who don’t have any

artistic ability enjoy learning

step-by-step how to paint and

leave with a masterpiece.”

Besides painting a small canvas,

participants also enjoyed

wine or soda, along with appetizers.

Kindergarten parents got

involved by supplying funds to

make five gift baskets, which

Felicia Rodriguez points to the painting of Mary DeSando, sharing

her thoughts on the artwork Nov. 15 at the art night at St. Dennis

led by LTHS art teacher Andrea Baumhardt. Mary Compton/22nd

Century Media

were raffled off.

Dryer had attended the fall and

spring art nights previously.

“All of the funds go back to

the school; it helps promote fine

arts, music and tech programs,”

Dryer said. “They do have a

makerspace where the kids can

go to during lunch. There are

so many supplies in that room

where it gives so many opportunities

for the kids to be creative.

“We’re a tight-knit community

at this school. We believe

in the mission of St. Dennis.

I appreciate that my children

are loved by all the teachers

and staff here. It’s important

for us as parents to give back,

to be able to provide different

resources for our kids and the

teachers.”

According to the St. Dennis

website, the mission of St. Dennis

is a welcoming, sprit-led

Catholic community called to be

disciples of Christ, servants of

those in need and celebrators of

God’s love.

“One of the mottos in the

school for the children is to be

respectful, responsible and Godcentered,”

Dryer said. “That’s

why we love St. Dennis, because

they teach the kids that.”

As each painting came to life,

a mother and daughter-in-law

were laughing and enjoying their

time together.

Heather Becker, of Homer

Glen, said, “My lovely motherin-law

invited me this evening.

I enjoy painting nights. This is a

lot easier than I thought it would

be. Being able to help students

out while being with family is so

important.”

The paintings were coming

together. Each one was similar

but had a special flair and

personality.

Amy Baker has two daughters,

one in the sixth grade and one in

kindergarten, at St. Dennis. She

would not miss the art fundraiser,

she said.

“I was coming to volunteer,

and they didn’t need me, so I

decided to paint,” Baker said.

“Being involved is important,

because it gives you a sense of

community.”

Baker has volunteered at St.

Dennis for six years.

“I will be bringing home a

beautiful Christmas tree that I

painted, which was inspired by

Andrea,” she said.

pastor

From Page 12

or “random acts of kindness,”

and you’ll find lots of fun

and creative ideas for making

someone else’s day.

And then, give it a try. Because

if there is ever a time for

thanking God through helping

others, it is during this Christmas

season, as we celebrate the

birth of Jesus, God’s greatest

gift to us.

The opinions of this column are that

of the writer. They do not necessarily

reflect those of The Homer Horizon.

faith

From Page 12

Happy Hours (Seniors)

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Seniors

meet monthly for food, fun and

fellowship.

St. Bernards Kids’ Choir

4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays. All

children in grades first through

eighth are welcome to join choir.

A permission slip to join can be

obtained through Julie Kane at

the table by the church exit or

through one’s RE teacher.

Weekday Worship

9:30 a.m. weekdays. Communion

Service on Thursdays.

Weekend Worship

4:30 p.m. Saturdays. 8:30

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

Sunday.

Confession

3:30-4:15 p.m. First and third

Saturday of the month. Confessions

are also available upon request

at any time.

Community Choir Practice

7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Parish

members ages 16 and older may

join the choir. The choir needs

vocalists and instrumentalists.

For more information, join the

weekly rehearsal or contact the

music director, Julie Kane, after

Mass on Sundays.

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

(14610 S. Will Cook Road, Homer Glen)

Sunday Services

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

Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m. Sunday

School. For more information,

call (708) 645-0652.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

(15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Sunday Services

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

Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m. Sunday

School. For more information,

call (708) 645-0652.

New Life Community Church - Homer Glen

(14832 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen)

Weekly Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays; for more information,

call (815) 838-1416.

Have something for Faith Briefs?

Contact Assistant Editor Benjamin

Conboy at b.conboy@22ndcentury

media.com or call (708) 326-9170

ext. 15. Information is due by noon

Thursday one week prior to publication.


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the homer horizon | November 27, 2019 | 15

The Dish

Relentless innovation drives Siam Marina but favorites persist

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

As Siam Marina coowner

Tammy Pham hustles

behind the bar alongside

her husband and

co-owner, Sam Chung, on

a November evening during

a Fall Harvest cocktail

tasting, customers continually

swing by to address

her by name and thank her

for their meals.

“They all know me,”

Pham says with a laugh.

After five years in Tinley

Park — following 20-

plus in Calumet City with

Siam Marina I and II, and

since 2007 with Asparagus,

a second restaurant

the couple has run in Merrillville,

Indiana — Pham,

who serves as the restaurant’s

executive chef, is

about as familiar to Siam

Marina’s regulars as is the

Asian fusion restaurant’s

prominent building along

Oak Park Avenue. And

while the familiarity says

a lot about the loyalty the

restaurant has earned with

its diners in just half a decade

in town, it is the unfamiliar

that keeps many

of them coming back.

“My customers always

want the new,” Pham said.

That is why the duo

hosts events like the

monthly cocktail tastings

and why it invites

fresh jazz acts to entertain

there twice a month. It is

also why Siam Marina’s

menu is starting to look

like a phone book — albeit

a phone book with an

innovative drinks list, a

seemingly endless offering

of appetizers, 10 salad

options, nine soups, and

entrees that run the gamut

from curries to seafood,

red meat to poultry to

noodles and rice.

Then, Siam Marina

“It’s really fun. I think it’s in my

blood.”

Tammy Pham — co-owner and executive chef

at Siam Marina in Tinley Park, on coming up

with new recipes

brings out a companion

novella full of dessert options.

It gets more interesting

yet when Chung, working

with an enormous display

of liquor, is behind

the bar — made from a

100-year-old cherry tree.

Ever the innovator, Chung

is more than happy to inquire

about diners’ preferences

and whip up special

drinks on the spot.

But part of the reason

the menu itself has gotten

so big is that despite

the demand for “new,”

regulars have their longstanding

favorites, and it’s

tough to let go of a good

recipe.

And customers will

find several of the alltime

standouts on Pham’s

menu before ever getting

past the appetizers. The

asparagus crispy rolls

($10) feature fresh asparagus

and bacon, dusted

with Parmesan cheese,

wrapped in rice spring

rolls, and served with a

ginger and sweet/sour

dipping sauce.

The playfully named

Duo Cargot ($15) bakes

escargot and shrimp together

in little bowls,

with a Thai basil sauce.

They come served with

small slices of garlic

bread, which diners will

want to use to sop up the

sauce, which has a slight

kick.

The spicy lemongrass

Siam Marina

16846 Oak Park Ave.

in Tinley Park

Hours

• 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday-Saturday

For more information ...

Web: siammarina.com

Phone: (708) 407-

8825

The spicy lemongrass beef ($13) at Tinley Park’s Siam Marina features lemongrassmarinated

beef, sesame seeds, herbs, onion, garlic and honey, served with hot sauce

and cucumber, along with mixed greens. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

The pad ki mao — or drunken noodles — with chicken ($14) have long been a

customer favorite at Siam Marina. They feature stir-fried flat rice noodles, carrots, bean

sprouts, pea pods, basil, bamboo and eggs, flavored with a touch of exotic wine.

beef ($13) — featuring

lemongrass-marinated

beef, sesame seeds, herbs,

onion, garlic and honey,

served with hot sauce

and cucumber, along with

mixed greens — goes big

on the presentation, piling

the thin slices of beef

high atop the greens, with

the hot sauce rounding

out the design of a long

platter.

On the portion of the

menu dedicated to noodle

and rice dishes, the pad ki

mao — or drunken noodles

— with chicken ($14)

have long been a customer

favorite. They feature stirfried

flat rice noodles,

carrots, bean sprouts, pea

pods, basil, bamboo and

eggs, flavored with a touch

of exotic wine. They alternately

can be ordered with

tofu ($14), shrimp ($16)

or beef ($18).

The menu plays with

flavors from around the

world but focuses on influences

from Thailand

and Vietnam — the latter

Pham’s first home — in

the French style. If the

ever-growing menu is any

indication, Pham’s riffs on

those flavors are virtually

limitless. And she has no

plans to slow down.

“It’s really fun,” she

said. “I think it’s in my

blood.”


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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. Start of many a

western city

4. Soybean extract

8. Amos Alonso

___ High School

13. Three hulled

sailboat

15. Calls

16. Junk mail addressee,

often

17. Bantu language

18. College class

abbr.

19. “Help ___ the

way!”

21. Falcon film

22. End, in many

books

29. Mach 1 breaker

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31. In demand

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cuppas

35. Abbreviations

for certain companies

37. Expressing

future intention

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topic

39. Power strip part

40. Intensely

42. Orland Park

elementary school

45. Show presenter,

for short

46. Enzyme suffix

49. Don McLean

song

51. Shoot down

52. “Holy ___!”

53. Granada greeting

54. Wish harm upon

58. Catch of the day

62. Breaks from

fighting

63. Expecting

64. Exhorted

65. Managed care

grps.

66. Gold units:

Abbr.

Down

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2. Feet parts

3. Most pleasing

4. Designate

5. Tuscan time period

6. Cooling device

7. Before

8. Pushes around

9. Shelley’s “___ Skylark”

10. ___ Arbor, MI

11. Educational certificate

12. Girls’ organization

(abbr.)

14. Clammed up

15. Matter-of-fact writing

20. Get ready to ride

22. Low pair

23. Witch

24. Personal standards

one aspires to- per

Freud

25. Waggish

26. Creme-filled cookie

27. Paper amount

28. Dentist qualification

32. Lowest point

33. Hearty cheer

35. College sleep spot

36. “A slope to the sea”

(Scottish)

38. Cream ingredient

39. Fin. adviser

41. 23rd Greek letter

43. Barely missed, as

a putt

44. Desktop links

46. Fur-lined jacket

47. Taciturn

48. Puts on a pedestal

50. Maiden

53. Biddy

54. Heat measurement

55. Muff

56. Turned over ground

57. Toronto Blue Jay’s

mascot

59. One ___ bandit

60. Firm’s top dog

61. Metric wts.

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-

7339)

■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month:

Laugh Riot. Cost is

$25 and includes

dinner, two beers

and a comedy show.

For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.

com.

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St.,

Lockport; (815) 834-

9463)

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m.

Thursdays: Comedy

Bingo

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Fridays

and Saturdays:

Live Band

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-

1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

■10 ■ p.m.-midnight Saturdays:

Cosmic Bowl

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar &

Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■■6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Free N’

Fun Bar Game. Free

to play.

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)

478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

To place an event

in The Scene, email

b.conboy@22ndcentury

media.com.

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

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

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

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the homer horizon | November 27, 2019 | 17

Sept. 19

• 14426 W. 167th St., Homer

Glen, 604919718 Jakub Dzielski

to Daniel Krembuszewski,

Stephanie Krembuszewski,

$655,000

Sept. 23

• 14001 W. Clifton Lane, Homer

Glen, 604918587 John Handley to

Laura Cambria, Steven V. Principe,

$273,000

Sept. 24

• 15539 Jeanne Lane, Homer

Glen, 604917944 Ahmad Abuzir to

Mohammad Khalid, Azizeh Khalid,

$95,000

• 15508 Willow Court, Homer Glen,

604918718 Christopher J. Conti to

Bozena Rac, $343,500

Sept. 26

• 12401 W. Martingale Lane,

Homer Glen, 604919276 Collado

Trust to Ryan Charles Blake,

$240,000

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2701 Property for

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COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 15426 Purley Ct, Homer Glen, IL

60491 (Residential). 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: NewRez

LLC, F/K/A New Penn Financial,

LLC, D/B/A Shellpoint Mortgage

Servicing Plaintiff V. John Kohut; et.

al. Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1064 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:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

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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 14359 SElizabeth Ln, Homer Glen,

IL 60491 (Single Family Home). 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: PHH Mortgage Corporation

Plaintiff V. Ted D. Manikas; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0172 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 a surplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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

NewRez LLC, F/K/A New Penn Financial,

LLC, D/B/A Shellpoint Mortgage

Servicing

Plaintiff,

vs.

John Kohut; et. al.

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1064

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 28th 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:

LOT 34, IN FOXLEY ACRES, BE-

ING A SUBDIVISION INSECTION

5, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE

11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCI-

PAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO

THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

OCTOBER 3, 1988 AS DOCUMENT

NO. R88-46865, AND CERTIFI-

CATE OF CORRECTION RE-

CORDED DECEMBER 13, 1988 AS

DOCUMENT NO. R88-59806, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

15426 Purley Ct, Homer Glen, IL

60491

Description of Improvements:

Residential

P.I.N.:

16-05-05-205-016-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PHH Mortgage Corporation

Plaintiff,

vs.

Ted D. Manikas; et. al.

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0172

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 10th day of July, 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:

LOT 7INMARILYN'S ACRES, BE-

ING A SUBDIVISION OF THE

NORTH 1320 FEET OF THE EAST

165 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF

THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-

TION 10, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH,

RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED JULY 19,

1977, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER

R77-25362, AND CERTIFICATE OF

CORRECTION RECORDED

AUGUST 31, 1978 AS DOCUMENT

NUMBER R78-34384, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

14359 SElizabeth Ln, Homer Glen,

IL 60491

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

16-05-10-103-007-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

Notice is hereby given that on

12/2/19 at or after 10:00 am at

15935 SParker Rd, Homer Glen,

IL 60491, Parker Self Storage will

sell by public auction a Boat &

Trailer stored in parking spot Y26

by Eric Ortiz. The Boat isdescribed

as a 1985 Lund 14 foot

Row Boat (UIN:LUNE0351A585),

Boat Tr ailer (VIN #

1YR0010086EH001277). Boat and

Trailer will be sold as is with no title

for parts.

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

1960’s Singer sewing machine,

needs some repair, includes

walnut desk-like cabinet $25

Call 708-724-4331

2006 GMC Yukon wheels

17x7.5 with center caps $100

Call 847-312-8343

46 piece Gatehouse by

Pfalzgraff beautiful French

country crafted in USA, excellent

codition (must see) Service

for 8 plus extras. $100 Call

708-444-4423

5ft metal Santa Claus professionally

made and painted.

Great for home or business.

Must see. $30 Call

815-469-3233

60” lrg rnd 4shelf luxury cat

tree house. Free-standing

manufactured wood grn/brn

covered carpet levels w/ lots of

leaves. Sells for $137 new,

never used. $20 Call

773-552-7850

9piece ceramic Christmas Village

each one lights seperately

$40 Call 708-403-2473

Air fryer used once (new $160)

$100 Call 815-258-7763

Avon blinking Santa

retro-boxed $20. Nordstrom ladies

red wool blazer med. like

new $35. Oak bookcase 4’x4’

$30 Call 708-645-4245

Baseball, Hockey, Basketball

cards in sleeves $1.00, Beanie

Babies new 5 for $4 Call

708-465-4014

Bissell power steamer power

brush carpet shapooer/cleaner.

Excellent condition. $98 Call

708-577-8210

Calvin Klein-wool-mens jacket

size large new with tags never

worn $100 Firm. Call

219-308-0205

Charley Brown Christmas trees

new in box $7, 2 flowerpot

lamps $10 ea, Table top wagons

$20 ea. Call 708-633-1978

Crystal wine glasses set of 8

$35, Crystal champaign glasses

set of8$35, Bar mirrors $10

each Call 708-214-8351

Fishing reel new & used

$10-$25, Lures $2 each, Gas

can Johnson/Evinrude 6gal

metal $25 Call 708-214-4022

Free large entertainment center,

cherry wood in good condition

50”long x 40”high Call

708-601-3023

Like new chest freezer 20

1/2”w, 37”l, 33”h $70.

Lighted Christmas houses ceramic

total of 13 $5 ea Call

815-409-2665

Mailbox post kit-white plastic

new in box, fits over 4x4, holds

1 or 2 mailboxes-Gilbraltar $50

at Menards $20 Firm Call

708-380-8671

Motion recliner, neutral color

&very comfortable. $75 OBO

Call 708-921-8505

Motion Recliner, neutral color

&very comfortable $75 OBO

Call 708-921-8505

Recliner like new, brown

leather and plush beigh material.

Paid $425 asking $100.

Call 815-464-9972

Santa Claus outfit XL many

extras with suit $100 OBO Call

708-590-6889

Schwin Aerodyme exercise

bike in like new condition.

$100 Will send pictures. Call

815-600-1240

Shimano rod and Abu Garia

reel $60, Brale rod and Pfluger

reel $50. Call 708-687-5903

Snow skies; 5’6” Dynastar,

5’6” Rosignol, 6’3” Heads, all

with poles $100 Firm Call

708-717-5054

Telescope 41/4” Edmund Reflector

w/ clock drive and Barlow

lens $100 OBO Call

708-429-1371

Bissell power steamer power

brush carpet shampoo/cleaner.

Excellent condition $98 Call

708-577-3210

Bissell Powerforce bagless

turbo vacuum cleaner. Excellent

condition w/hepa media

filter. $79.00 Call

708-577-3210

Christmas decor very large

poinsettia’s in cedar pots,

unique, outdoor, 2 for $45,

orig. $50 each. Hoover electric

broom $15 Call 708-645-4245

Craftsman table saw 10inch

$50, Craftsman skill saw 7

1/4inch $20 Call 708-574-9174

Enviro Cycle composte recycler

(organic) $40 Call

815-320-6142

Halloween new h/d door mat

$9, Solid wood toilet seat elongated

$25, Green folding steel

table 2x5 ft $8, 2gal steel gas

can $4 Call 708-460-8308

Happy Bear wood tree trunk

carving 12” dia. 2ft tall, Bear

fan mascot $45 Call

708-479-7537

Irwin 3snap blade utility knife

$5, New drywall saw $5, New

Torpedo level $15. 20pc Gearwrench

racheting set $55,

Craftsman 12pc wrenches $35

Call 708-460-8308

Kenmore 500 series gas dryer

7.0 cubic foot $50. Call

708-738-2351 leave message if

no answer.

Men’s rubber totes xxl $20,

Black/grey new jacket xl $15,

Bears xl blue/orange jacket

$35, Men’s dark pink 40R

sport jacket USA $35, Call

708-460-8308

Misc plants/bulbs: Asiatic lillies

bulbs pink & red plant now

dozen $39, potted red dogwood

shrub $17, potted burning bush

$20 Call 708-460-8308

Musical Santa car plays Christmas

songs new Marshall Fields

$15, Gold tree top with lights

new $5, Snow shovel aluminum

blade $10 Call

708-460-8308

New deluxe 5piece barbecue

tool set stainless steel with

solid oak wood handles $30,

RockFord air hammer 705 &

Universal air coupler quick disconnect

hose connector $25

Call 708-466-9907

Oak bar stools, very nice condition,

swivel seat. $25 each

Call 815-348-2884

Oil paintings sizes ranging

from 5x7 - 36x48 $10, Curio

cabinet 3’ high +wide $50 3

bowed glass panels with shelf

6” brown oak clawed feet and

1/2 shelf on top

Oreck upright vacuum - Like

new, w/bags $50 Call

708-301-5759


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Tommy Ferriter

Tommy Ferriter is a senior

at Lockport Township and

is a forward on the varsity

basketball team.

You are the only

player back on varsity

who was a starter

last year. Do you feel

you are looked at as a

leader?

I have the most experience.

So, I think that

would naturally put me in

a leadership position. Although,

I think everyone

can step into a leadership

role at some point. But

I’m more familiar with the

team, so I want to help. My

composure helps, too.

How long have

you been playing

basketball?

Ever since I can remember.

I started playing basketball

with my dad, Tom,

when I was a little kid in

the basement. I first played

organized basketball in

third grade. I played in junior

high at Oak Prairie.

Do you play any other

sports?

Not anymore. I played

soccer and baseball as a

kid. But after eighth grade,

I switched to just basketball.

Although I’m pretty

good at frisbee, too. I’m

pretty solid.

What is it about

basketball that makes

it the sport for you?

I think it’s the combo of

it being a team sport, as

well as the individuality of

it. Also, it’s just the pace of

the game. I love the pace.

There’s a quick pace, and

there’s a lot of fast decisions

to be made.

What team do you

look forward to

playing the most this

season?

Sandburg. My whole

AAU team, the Windy

City Magic out of Orland

Park, pretty much plays

there. I think it’s four of

the starters for Sandburg

play on the team with me.

What have you

learned from Lockport

boys basketball coach

Brett Hespell?

He’s taught me that

“Uncommon” is more than

a catchy slogan. It’s a big

focus for everyone, our

whole program. You have

to be uncommon in everything.

On the court, and off

the court.

If you could be any

superhero, who would

you be and why?

I don’t like superheroes.

I think they are kind of

silly. I don’t understand

the fascination with them.

They’re not for me.

What do you do to

pump yourself up

before a basketball

game?

22nd Century Media File

Photo

I usually have a couple

of Swedish Fish. I get a

little bit of a sugar high

from them. Then, I crack

my back. That’s pretty

much it.

Do you plan to play

basketball in college?

I’m not sure yet. I have

a pretty big decision with

academics, so I don’t

know yet. I plan to study

pre-med, and then eventually

be a surgeon.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lockport?

The surroundings. You

get to play with your

friends, and you get to also

be surrounded by your

friends [like in L-Town].

Then you have the community

history, and that’s

part of it all. Plus, athletics

gives you opportunities.

I’m also in four other clubs

at school, too.

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Randy Whalen

Girls Basketball

Porters open fresh season with

convincing win over Romeoville

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

It is one thing to say a

team is going to have a

better season.

It is another to go out

and show it, like the

Lockport girls basketball

team did.

With nine of their 10

players scoring, the Porters

showed they should

be better in all areas this

season by rolling over Romeoville

59-37 in the season

opener for both teams

on Nov. 19 in Lockport.

Elizabeth Sochacki led

the way with a game-high

17 points. The sophomore

guard, who is in her second

season on the Porter

varsity, hit five 3-pointers.

Junior forward Elena

Knebel added 13 points

and sophomore point

guard Charlotte Fahrner

contributed eight points

for Lockport (1-0).

Romeoville (0-1),

which was once in the

same school District 205

and known as Lockport

West, was led by 11 points

from senior guard Karina

Ortiz.

“Winning is good,”

Lockport coach Dan Kelly

said. “We played as a

team, the girls supported

each other and were really

happy for each other’s

success. I love that.”

Kelly, a former assistant

coach at Romeoville

and now in his sixth season

as Porters head coach,

knows there is still a lot of

work to do.

“I’ve got to watch the

film,” he said. “We’ve got

a lot to work with, but a

lot to get better at, too.”

The Porters got off to

a good start to the season,

especially in the first

quarter. Senior swing

player Sawyer Hollatz

hit the first basket just 16

seconds into the game.

About two minutes later,

Sochacki shot in her first

three-pointer, and Lockport

led 5-0 before the

Spartans got on the board

when Ortiz scored.

But junior guard Miranda

Oesterreich scored

all four of her points in

an 8-0 Lockport run. The

Porters led 13-3 after one

quarter, and, even better

for them, had one turnover

in the opening eight

minutes.

“Our turnovers are better

than last year,” Kelly

said. “I don’t think we

ever went a quarter last

year with just one turnover.”

At halftime, the Porters

defense had forced Romeoville

into nearly double

the amount of turnovers

than points. That was 15,

as Lockport led 24-8 at intermission.

Lockport ended the

third quarter on a 12-2

spurt for a 44-18 lead.

That included a Sochacki

three-pointer at the buzzer.

Ahead 44-22, the Porters

scored seven points in

22 seconds, including five

by Sochacki, to take their

largest lead at 51-22.

“I think we were pretty

good and did really well

moving the ball,” Sochacki

said. “We probably

could have used the

posts more, but it still felt

really good to come out

and play. We hadn’t all

played together in a game

in awhile. So, it really felt

good.”

The Porter post twin

towers of 6-foot-4 inch

Jenna Cotter (5 points,

6 rebounds) and Sydney

Furr (4 points, 10 rebounds)

also contributed.

“We’re going to need

someone to hit from the

outside,” Kelly said of

Sochacki. “That was Elizabeth.

It was great to see,

and a big help for her is

having Charlotte Fahrner

handle the ball more in the

point role.”

Sochacki expects more

good things as the season

progresses.

“I expect us to do pretty

well,” she said. “We are

getting more consistent

in our shooting and passing.

I expect us to get even

more better as the season

goes on.”

It was third-straight

time Lockport has opened

the season with a win over

the Spartans. Last year, it

was 57-45 over host Romeoville.

The rest of this week

brought games at the Willowbrook

Invitational

against Plainfield Central.

Stevenson and Montini.

The Willowbrook tourney

continues this week.

The Porters played the

host school on Monday,

Nov. 25, and concluded

the tournament on Tuesday,

Nov. 26, against East

Aurora.

Then, on Saturday, Nov.

30, Lockport will host Joliet

West at 1:30 p.m. in

a nonconference contest

against old rivals.


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22nd Century Media chose the best girls volleyball players based on coach and writer

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

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

Way Central, LW East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew, Lockport Township, Tinley Park and

Sandburg high schools.

—Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

First team

OH: Izabela Gorys, senior,

Providence

317 kills, 245 digs. All-GCAC

Red, All-Tournament at

Rich East and Oak Lawn.

Six-rotation player was the

Celtics’ go-to player at the

net, helping them reach a

sectional final for the first

time since 2005. Headed

to Eckerd College for beach

volleyball.

OH: Brianna Haggerty,

senior, Andrew

279 kills, 161 digs, 35 aces.

All-SWSC Red. Dynamic

offensive weapon led the

Thunderbolts to their first

sectional championship

game appearance since

2003. Committed to North

Carolina-Wilmington for

indoor and beach volleyball.

OH: Jess Pappas, senior,

Lincoln-Way East

275 kills, 200 digs, 18

aces. All-SWSC Blue.

Already a top offensive

player, Pappas became

much more well-rounded

this season, playing all six

rotations consistently for

the first time and making

major contributions on

defense. Signed with

Wisconsin-Parkside.

OH: Shelby Stefanon, senior,

Sandburg

278 kills, 240 digs, 30 aces,

19 blocks. All-SWSC Blue.

One of the most well-rounded

players in the area, Stefanon

was as effective in the back

row as she was in the front.

She helped Sandburg win 34

games and its first sectional

title since 2004.

M: Leena Ajibola, senior,

Lockport

152 kills, 55.5 blocks, 46

digs. All-Tournament at

Plainfield North. No other

area player made as much of

an impact in the middle as

Ajibola. Lockport coach Nick

Mraz said her 55.5 blocks

“do not do justice to how

many good touches she had

and how often she disrupted

what the other side wanted

to do offensively.”

S: Ava Porada, junior,

Lincoln-Way East

612 assists, 179 digs, 26

kills, 19 aces. The only

junior to crack this tough

first-team list, Porada

was the top table-setter

in the area. In addition to

her assist totals, she was

strong defensively and a

tough server.

L: Rachel Krasowski, senior,

Sandburg

705 digs, 111 assists, 45

aces. All-SWSC Blue. Good

luck getting a ball down with

Krasowski in the back row.

The DePaul recruit, who led

the Eagles to the Elite Eight,

shattered her own singleseason

school digs record

of 541 from her junior

season. Her 2,136 career

digs are also a school

record.

Honorable mention

OH: Katie Barry, senior, LW Central; Katie

Little, senior, LW West; Gillian Peterson, junior,

Providence; Sidona Rao, sophomore, Sandburg;

Juliana Warfield, sophomore, Providence

RS: Emma Kein, senior, LW East.

S: Haley Farrell, senior, Sandburg; Dovile

Gorys, sophomore, Lockport; Abby Lab, junior,

Providence.

L: Kylie Adams, senior, Andrew; Amelia

Bresnahan, senior, Tinley Park; Brooklyn

Condon, sophomore, LW Central; Vittoria Conte,

junior, Providence; Kirsten Leitshuh, senior, LW

West.

second team

OH: Emily Kleffman, senior,

Tinley Park

413 kills, 114 digs, 45 aces,

24 blocks. All-SSC Blue.

School record holder for

season and career kills.

OH: Taylor Morgan, senior,

Lockport

251 kills, 189 digs, 44 aces,

22.5 blocks. All-SWSC Blue.

Committed to Southern

Illinois.

RS: Keegan Carey, junior,

Sandburg

269 kills, 65 digs, 28 blocks.

RS: Nadia Goich, junior,

Lockport

186 kills, 95 digs, 41 aces,

22.5 blocks. All-SWSC

Blue. Committed to New

Hampshire.

M: Ellie Watson, junior,

Sandburg

128 kills, 74 blocks.

S: Nicole Ramirez, senior,

Lincoln-Way Central

567 assists, 192 digs, 48

aces. All-SWSC Red.

L: Kaleigh Ritter, junior,

Lincoln-Way East

471 digs, 36 aces, 30

assists.


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Boys Basketball

LTHS looks for new contributors to emerge after graduating eight players

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Coming off its first

winning season in seven

years, the Lockport Township

boys basketball team

knows it has to overcome

the math in order to have

that same success this season.

That math is this: Lockport

graduated eight players

that equaled 88 percent

of its scoring from last season’s

14-13 squad.

So, some new guys will

have step up in order for

the Porters to maintain that

level of success.

“Our biggest strengths

include our depth and

our versatility,” Lockport

coach Brett Hespell said.

“We have 10 guys who

could realistically get minutes

this year. In addition,

we are much longer than

in the past and have a variety

of guys who could play

multiple positions. Furthermore,

I believe that we

have good shooting ability

as a team.

“Our biggest weakness

is, without question, our

inexperience. We just have

very few minutes played

returning from last year.

This will provide all sorts

of challenges in terms of

speed of the varsity game,

confidence when the lights

go on and the physicality

that you have to play with

to be a successful varsity

player facing the caliber of

schedule that we play.”

The lone returning regular

starter back from last

season is senior swing

player Tommy Ferriter. He

believes the Porters can

play well again this season.

“I think the execution,”

he said of what he believed

would help the Porters have

similar success this season.

“We have a good basis of

things from last year. We

can be good if everyone

works together, everyone

steps into their roles. We

just need to maintain that

same energy level and a

level of sharpness throughout.”

Ferriter is 6-foot-5 and

can play inside or out.

“Tommy is versatile, as

he was one of our top rebounders

last year, as well

as finishing second on our

team in assists,” Hespell

said. “He can shoot it from

the perimeter, post up and

take it hard to the rim. He is

being recruited by several

high academic schools for

basketball, as he is a firstclass

student. I look for him

to have a big season and

lead our team in numerous

categories.”

Other key players that return

are senior guards Timmy

DiCristofano and Jake

Kaczmarek, junior Matas

Deksnys and Angelo Vassilakis

at guards and 6-foot-6

Scott Szymkowiak at center.

“Timmy is a senior point

guard who just has a knack

for making plays,” Hespell

said of DiCristofano. “He

is a solid shooter and passer

with a great change of

pace to his game. He really

played well this summer

and showed that he could

have a nice senior season.

Jake Kaczmarek is another

returning senior who is a

potent outside shooter and

tough defender.”

DiCristofano broke out

in a close late-season loss

at Stagg this past February.

He is ready to make bigger

contributions this season.

“I’m hoping to build

on last season,” he said.

“We’re just getting better

every day and at practice.

We have the work ethic

and the ability to be a good

team.”

But how can the Porters

avoid a late season letdown

like last year, when they

lost their last four games

and eight of their last 11 after

starting the season 11-5?

“We just have to focus on

the little things,” DiCristofano

said. “Boxing out,

stopping the best player,

just playing better. Those

little things will help us to

win games.”

Hespell believes the trio

of juniors will help a lot,

too.

The rest of the seniors on

the roster are guards Tyrell

Harris, Mario Parham and

forward Donny Wallace.

Junior post players Brendan

Spratt and Sam Trafton,

along with sophomore

swing player Ethan Gallagher,

will also be looked to.

As they have for more

than two decades, the Porters

opened the season this

week with play in the 24th

annual WJOL Thanksgiving

Classic at the University

of St. Francis in Joliet.

Boys Basketball

Providence hopes to find enough scoring to take next step

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

So close.

That is what the Providence

boys basketball team

was to capturing a Class 3A

regional championship this

past March.

With nine players back

from the team, the Celtics

hope to take that extra step

and capture their first regional

title since 2015. But

even with that many players

back, they will have to

find some more scoring.

“We return nine seniors

from last year’s regional

run,” Providence coach and

Homer Glen native Kyle

Murphy said. “We, however,

lost 70 percent of our

scoring to graduation. So,

the first half of the season

will be an adjustment period,

but we hope to make a

run in the second half.”

Murphy, a 2004 Providence

graduate, enters his

second season as head

coach at the school. While

his inaugural campaign

might not have turned out

great record-wise, with a

mark of 12-20, the No. 8

seed and host Celtics were

seconds away from toppling

No. 3 seed Rich Central

in a Class 3A regional

championship game.

Instead, it was the Olympians

that won 70-69 on a

driving layup with three

seconds to play.

A pair of Providence senior

starters return from

that team to play guard.

They are Joe Alfirevich

(6.5 points, four assists,

three rebounds per game),

who will play the point, and

Luke Pell (Eight points,

four rebounds, two assists,

39 percent shooting on

three-pointers).

A trio of seniors who

saw time last season will be

looked to produce as well.

They are guard Noah Vassall,

along with forwards

Lucas Porto and Jack Ruddy.

“Noah was our sixth man

from last season,” Murphy

said. “He’s got a quick first

step and can really attack

the rim. Lucas is an athletic

wide receiver for football

and is getting a lot of

interest in that sport. Jack

is a track star, athletic and

physical.”

Two juniors forwards,

who are or were injured,

will also be looked to.

One is Jameson Geers.

The 6-foot-6 inch football

tight end/defensive

end is being recruited by

many Division I schools

in football. He, however,

is out until January with

broken wrist. The other is

John Townsend, who was

injured all of last year.

Murphy says Townsend

“is athletic and can shoot it

from three.”

The rest of the seniors

are guard Zach Sicinski,

along with forwards Keith

McClelland, Matas Mikuzis,

and Adam Tompkins.

Juniors are guard Luke

Denny along with forwards

John Bai, Justin Janowski,

and Lucca Kessler. Sophomores

Jimmy Arentz at

guard and Owen Moran at

forward, will also be in the

mix.

“We will be an athletic

and physical team that

will have the ability to rebound

and get out and run

the floor, including our two

athletic bigs,” Murphy said.

“We will have the ability to

attack the rim and pound

the ball inside. More of an

old school roster makeup.

We have a dynamic and underrated

backcourt with Joe

Alfirevich and Luke Pell.

Both are extremely athletic,

can handle the ball and

score from anywhere.

“But our weaknesses

could be scoring consistently

with only two proven

scorers. We need other

guys to step up as shooters

and inside players.”

When asked what the

team’s goal was, Murphy

looked ahead.

“To win a regional,” he

said. “After losing last year

at the buzzer to Rich Central

this group of seniors is

playing with a chip on their

shoulder. We need time for

players to fit into roles and

take the next step. We are

getting football players back

late and some have injuries

so we may struggle early.

“We expect to be playing

our best basketball at the

end of the season.”

The Celtics were set to

open the season this week

with play in the 24th Annual

WJOL Thanksgiving

Classic at the University of

St. Francis in Joliet. Play

continues in that event Friday,

Nov. 29, and Saturday,

Nov. 30.


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Merk earns fifth state medal in girls swimming

2

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Lindsey Merk stands

alone in Lockport Township

girls swimming history.

The senior earned her

fifth state medal this past

weekend at the Illinois

High School Association

Girls State Swim Meet.

The finals were held on

Saturday, Nov. 23, at New

Trier.

There, Merk was in the

final heat of the 100-yard

butterfly and took sixth

in the state with a time of

55.16 seconds. It was her

fourth straight Top 6 finish

in the event. She also

medaled in the backstroke

with a seventh-place finish

last year.

“I always hope to come

in and do my best,” Merk

said. “I wanted to make the

top six again in the fly, and

I did. When I knew that I

had made it [after the preliminaries

on Friday, Nov.

22], I was happy because

I made the finals all four

years. The most important

part then was to have fun.”

Merk managed to have

fun and make records along

the way. She is the first female

swimmer in Lockport

history with five state medals.

On the boys side, however,

Dave Kimmerly holds

the overall record with six

in a two-year span of the

1996-1997 and 1997-1998

seasons. Both years those

came in the 100-yard backstroke,

200- yard individual

medley and 200-yard medley

relay.

Merk is the first Porter,

boys or girls, to medal all

four years of high school.

“I made the most of my

four years,” Merk said.

“[On the medal stand at

the end], I did take it in. I

was like, ‘Wow, this really

is it.’ I’m proud of what

I’ve done, and it does feel

good.”

In the Athletes with Disabilities

category, Lockport

sophomore Ellie Fontanetta

was considered a Class A

participant. Thus, she won

the state title in her category

in both the 50- and

100-yard freestyle. She was

Lockport’s Hannah Ostrander finished 10th in the 50-

and 100-yard freestyle events in the regular Athletes

with Disabilities category at state on Saturday, Nov. 23,

at New Trier. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

second in the breaststroke.

“Ellie got certified for

the A category in a meet at

New Trier back in September,”

Lockport coach Grant

Ferkaluk said. “So, she is

considered a state champion

in that category.”

Ferkaluk also had high

praise for Merk, who will

continue her swimming career

at Georgia Tech.

“It was fantastic,” Ferkaluk

said of Merk placing

in the Top 6 once more.

“The impact and the pride

that she brought to Lockport

swimming is amazing.

To go out with another

All-State performance is

tremendous. Just her character

and what she brought

to our program is second to

none.”

In the 100-yard butterfly

preliminaries, Merk

was fourth with a time

of 55 seconds even. That

was only 11 hundredths

of a second out of second.

McKenna Stone, a junior

from Metea Valley, had

the best preliminary time

(53.27) and ended up winning

the finals by exactly

one second (53.38) over

Naperville Central junior

Paige Collins.

Coming into the state finals,

Merk hoped to once

again qualify for Saturday

in the 100-yard backstroke.

But this season, that was

going to be a tall task.

“The backstroke was a

fast meet,” Ferkaluk said.

“She was in the second

heat and finished well. But

it was a ways to go to get to

the final cut [Top 12]. She

handled it well.”

Merk had a preliminary

time of 57.28 in the

backstroke, which was 61

hundredths of a second

better than her seed time

of 57.89. She was only 24

hundredths of a second out

of 12th.

“My focus was on the

fly, so I wasn’t disappointed,”

Merk said of the

backstroke. “What I will

remember most is being so

close to my team and having

a great time with them.”

A great thing for Lockport

sophomore Hayley

Bogdan was getting to state.

While her time of 55.87 seconds

in the preliminaries left

her just over four seconds

out of the qualifying heat, it

was just about on par with

her seed time. Plus, it was a

great experience for someone

who hopes to be back

the next two years.

In the relay preliminaries,

Lockport’s group of

freshman Maddie Yehling,

Bogdan, Merk and junior

Alyssa Wengel had a time

of 1:52.65 in the 200-yard

medley relay to place 31st

overall. The Porters were

30th in the 400-yard freestyle

relay with 3:41.59.

That foursome was Merk,

senior Maddie Odeen, Bogdan

and Wengel.

In the regular Athletes

with Disabilities category,

Lockport freshman Hannah

Ostrander was 10th in the

50-yard freestyle and also in

the 100-yard freestyle.

“They were both great

and are such an inspiration,”

Ferkaluk said of Fontanetta

and Ostrander. “They work

very hard and help to reframe

thoughts on who belongs.”

Our staff’s predictions for the top games for all eight state championship games

OK, this is it for 16 football teams in Illinois and

six Press Box Pickers in the 22nd Century Media

office. We are picking all eight IHSA championship

football games and chances are good that many

on the panel could not tell you where some of the

teams in the smaller classes are, geographically.

Vorva’s one-game lead? That could shrivel up

quickly if Czaja, Millar or anyone else gets hot.

GameS of the Week

• Class 8A: LW East (13-0) vs. Warren (13-0).

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Sports Editor

55-14

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Editor

54-15

Steve Millar |

Sports Editor

51-18

Joe Coughlin |

Publisher

50-19

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Contributing Editor

48-21

Heather Warthen |

Chief Marketing Officer

Other Games

• Class 1A: Lena-Winslow (13-0) vs. Central A&M (13-0)

• Class 2A: Nashville (12-1) vs. Sterling Newman (12-1)

• Class 3A: Byron (12-1) vs. Williamsville (13-0)

• Class 4A: Richmond-Burton (13-0) vs. Murphysboro

(11-2)

• Class 5A: St. Rita (10-3) vs. Rochester (12-1)

• Class 6A: Prairie Ridge (12-1) vs. E. St. Louis (Sr.)

(13-0)

• Class 7A: Nazareth (13-0) vs. Mt. Carmel (13-0)

• LWE 30, Warren 21. Another state

title for the Griffs has been in the

cards since last year’s shocking loss

to Loyola in the semis.

• LWE 17, Warren 14. Griffins

emerge victorious from epic battle

to win state title.

• LWE 20, Warren 14. The two best

defenses in the state square off, but

it’s the Griffins who have enough

big-play potential on offense to

get it done.

• LWE 20, Warren 7. Defensive

slugfest with Griffins making big

plays necessary for a title.

• LWE 42, Warren 28. Griffins finish

season undefeated, AJ Henning has

a huge game.

• LWE 28, Warren 14. Griffins bring

home another trophy for the case.

• Lena-Winslow

• Sterling Newman

• Byron

• Richmond-Burton

• St. Rita

• East St. Louis

• Nazareth

• Lena-Winslow

• Nashville

• Williamsville

• Richmond-Burton

• St. Rita

• East St. Louis

• Nazareth

• Central A&M

• Sterling Newman

• Byron

• Richmond-Burton

• St. Rita

• East St. Louis

• Nazareth

• Lena-Winslow

• Sterling Newman

• Byron

• Richmond-Burton

• Rochester

• East St. Louis

• Mt. Carmel

• Central A&M

• Nashville

• Byron

• Murphysboro

• St. Rita

• East St. Louis

• Mt. Carmel

• Central A&M

• Nashville

• Byron

• Murphysboro

• St. Rita

• Prairie Ridge

• Mt. Carmel


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the homer horizon | November 27, 2019 | 31

fastbreak

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st and 3

Porters girls

basketball opens

season with

22-point win

1. Off to a good start

The Porters girls

basketball team

convincingly beat

Romeoville by a

final score of 59-

37 in the season

opener for each

team Nov. 19 at

Lockport.

2. Leading LTHS scorers

Sophomore guard

Elizabeth Sochacki

had a game-high

17 points for the

Porters, including

making five 3-pointers.

Elena Knebel

had 13 points, and

Charlotte Fahrner

chipped in eight

points for Lockport.

3. Three in a row

The win over

Romeoville marked

the third-straight

time Lockport has

opened the season

with a win against

the Spartans.

Ten Lockport Township athletes honored at fall signing day

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Success in female athletics

has always been a big

part of Lockport Township

High School.

That showed when the

school held its Fall Signing

Day this past week. All

10 of the Porters who announced

that they were taking

the step to sign at the

next level were from girls’

teams.

In fact, five of them were

from the softball team,

which has had a lot of success

over the years with

a pair of state championships.

With the players who

signed their letters of intent

last week on the team this

past season, the Porters

produced 29 wins and another

regional championship

team.

Those five players are

Alyssa Drogemuller (University

of North Alabama),

Maddy Kundrat (Seton Hill

University) Brooke Ligacki

(Ball State University),

Haley Panfil (Charleston

Southern University) and

This Week In...

Porters Varsity

Athletics

Boys Bowling

■Nov. ■ 27 host Bradley,

4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 30 at Plainfield

South Cougar Invite,

9 a.m.

Girls Bowling

Maya Renfro (University

of Rhode Island).

“Lockport softball has

been very fortunate to

have talent throughout

the years,” Porter softball

coach Marissa Chovanec

said. “This year is no different.

We are fortunate to

have Brooke Ligacki, Haley

Panfil, Alyssa Drogemuller,

Madeline Kundrat

and Maya Renfro sign their

National Letters of Intent

to further their softball careers.

“Our program is proud

of these young ladies, their

hard work and commitment

to the game, in and

out of the season. Each of

these young ladies should

be proud of their accomplishments.

We hold them

dear to our hearts and look

forward to what this season

has in store for us.”

Ligacki is also looking

forward to what opportunities

await her next year at

Ball State.

“I chose Ball State because

it had everything

I wanted in a school,”

Ligacki said. “The campus

■Nov. ■ 30 at Rock Island

Invite, 9 a.m.

Boys Basketball

■Nov. ■ 27 at WJOL Tourney

VS Plainfield Central,

8:15 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 29 at WJOL Tourney

VS Joliet Central, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

■Dec. ■ 3 host Lincoln-Way

Ten Porters — five from the softball team — announced

school commitments at Fall Signing Day. Photo submitted

is really pretty, and it is a

good distance from home

that isn’t too far. I like

that it has the feel of a big

school but isn’t too overwhelming.”

Panfil also fell in love

with her next school.

“Going to my first

Charleston Southern softball

camp, I knew that it

was the right fit for me,”

Panfil said. “Each and every

player that had been

working the camp were

so polite and welcoming.

On my unofficial visit, I

walked around and saw the

campus; it was breathtaking.

I had a gut feeling that

this was where I wanted to

further my academic and

athletic career.”

A trio of volleyball players

who helped the Porters

West, 6:30 p.m.

Boys Wrestling

■Nov. ■ 29 at Barrington

Invite, 10 a.m.

■Nov. ■ 30 at Barrington

Invite, 10 a.m.

Celtics Varsity

Athletics

Boys Basketball

■Nov. ■ 27-30 WJOL Invite

at Joliet Junior College and

University of St. Francis,

TBA

■Dec. ■ 3 – hosts Fenwick,

7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

■Dec. ■ 3 at Regina, 7 p.m.

Boys Bowling

■Nov. ■ 30 Marist at Rolling

Lanes, 1 p.m.

3

produce back-to-back regional

titles for the first

time in 13 years also signed

on the dotted line.

They are Taylor Morgan

(Southern Illinois University),

Becca Oldendorf

(University of Illinois at

Chicago) and Morgan Schmutzler

(Franklin Pierce

University).

“What made SIU the

right school for me was

it felt like home,” Morgan

said. “Everyone there

genuinely cares about your

success and growth. I knew

when I stepped on campus

it was a place where I

wanted to learn, grow and

cherish every moment.”

The campus was a big

part of why Schmutzler

made her choice, too.

A huge part of my decision

in choosing Franklin

Pierce University was how

comfortable I felt when

talking with the coach.,”

Schmutzler said. “Also,

when I was able to visit the

campus, I fell in love with

the scenery [mountains,

lakes, and forests] that surrounded

it.

Expecting to help the

Lockport basketball team

to great heights this season

is 6-foot-4 Jenna Cotter.

She will continue he playing

career at Indiana University

- Purdue University

Indianapolis.

“IUPUI was consistently

coming to watch all

my games,” Cotter said of

deciding to go there. “The

school was nice. They are

great for my business major,

and I liked the campus.”

Lindsey Merk became

the most decorated state

medalist in Lockport girls

history at the state finals

this past weekend.

She will be continuing

on in her swimming career

at the Georgia Institute of

Technology.

Dance

■Dec. ■ 1 at Oak Forest

Invite, 8 a.m.

Boys Hockey

■Nov. ■ 28-Dec. 1 at Loyola

Thanksgiving Tournament,

TBA

Wrestling

■Nov. ■ 27 host Marmion

and Shepard, 3 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 30 at McHenry

Duals, 9 a.m.

LISTEN UP

“Winning is good. We played as a team, the girls

supported each other and were really happy for

each other’s success. I love that.”

Dan Kelly — Porters girls basketball coach, on the

team’s season-opening triumph against Romeoville

Tune In

Girls Basketball

Facing an old rival — 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, vs.

Joliet West

• The Porters welcome the Tigers to town in a

nonconference contest.

Index

27 - Team 22

26 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor Thomas Czaja,

tom@homerhorizon.com.


homer glen’s Hometown Newspaper | November 27, 2019

Singing on the dotted line

Ten LTHS student-athletes make their college

commitments, Page 31

Meet the squad

Team 22 for girls volleyball announced,

Page 27

Merk notches another medal, Fontanetta wins two freestyles at state for Porters, Page 30

LEFT: LTHS’s Lindsey Merk finished in sixth place in the 100-yard butterfly on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the state swim meet in New Trier.

RIGHT: Lockport’s Ellie Fontanetta won the state championship in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events as a Class A participant in the Athletes with Disabilities

category. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

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