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Hands-on CPR

class teaches

Frankfort

residents how

to save lives,

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Frankfort Fire Protection District paramedic/firefighter Jason

Vaccaro (left) watches Frankfort resident Caden Klene practice

CPR on Jan. 15 during a hands-on CPR class at Chelsea

Intermediate School. Mary compton/22nd century media

looking forward D161 Board of

Education discusses test scores, termination of

feasibility study contract, Page 4

staying active

22CM Healthy Living Expo offers

lifestyle tips, Page 8

planning ahead D210 officials

review financial, academic highlights from

2019 during State of the District, Page 6


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THURSDAY

Social Media Lunch and

Learn

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan.

23, Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

Learn everything you

need to know about social

media in 2020, including

how to create dynamic Instagram

posts to capture

your customers’ attention.

Learn what’s happening

these year that you don’t

even know about but will

change the course of your

social media entirely.

Space is limited. Register

at www.frankfortchamber.

com or call (815) 469-

3356.

FRIDAY

Star Wars Exploration

6-8 p.m. Jan. 24, Founders

Community Center,

140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Star Wars, you love? This

program for you it is.

Come hang out as we explore

the galaxy, talk about

our favorite characters

and play games related to

all the episodes. We will

even put our Jedi skills to

the test to defend the Republic.

This program is for

children ages 5-11. Fee is

$29 for residents and $34

for non-residents.

Wire Wrapped Ring

6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 24,

Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.

Join us for an evening

out and learn how to create

a unique piece of jewelry.

Participants will learn how

to create this wire wrapped

ring that they can add

their own personal touch

to make it truly their own

creation. Made with copper

wire and a bead of

your choice. If you would

like to bring your own

8-10 mm bead you can.

All tools and supplies are

included in the fee. This

program is for participants

16 years and older. Fee is

$20 for residents and $25

for non-residents.

SATURDAY

Healthy Mason Jar Meals

10 a.m.-noon Jan.

25, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St.,

Frankfort. Who needs another

boring lunch filled

with just leafy greens?

Students will learn to make

and take home a burrito,

Mediterranean quinoa with

seasonal vegetables and an

overnight oats breakfast

meal in a jar. This program

is for adults. Fee is $57 for

residents and $62 for nonresidents.

Financial Aid: Uncovering

the Truth About How

the System Works (High

School and Family)

2-4 p.m. Jan. 25, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Join the

discussion and learn what

really goes on behind the

scenes that can affect what

you will pay for college.

Find out how financial aid

officers make their decisions

on the size of your

financial award and more.

All are welcome. Frankfort

Library card holders

have priority registration.

Non-FPLD patrons may

register one week prior

to each session. Register

online or call (815) 534-

6173.

SW

LIST

SUNDAY

Winter on the Green:

Winter Sports

Noon-2 p.m. Jan. 26,

Breidert Green, Kansas

and Ash streets, Frankfort.

Come play on Breidert

Green. Test your skills

at ice bowling. Take the

snow sled run, if you dare.

Play “short hockey.” Free

family fun for everyone.

Enjoy complimentary hot

cocoa and cookies.

Family Swim

2-4 p.m. Jan. 26 and

Feb. 9, Lincoln-Way East

Aquatic Center, 201 Colorado

Ave., Frankfort. Get

out of the cold and join

us indoors for swimming.

Registration is done at the

door at the Lincoln-Way

East Aquatic Center. Children

17 and under must be

accompanied by a parent/

guardian. Fee is $4 per

child and $2 per adult.

MONDAY

Chinese New Year

Celebration

4-5 p.m. Jan. 27, KidsWork

Children’s Museum,

11 White St.,

Frankfort. Learn some

of the traditions of this

holiday. We will celebrate

with activities, crafts and

snack. Fee is $2 for child

members and $4 for nonmembers.

Parents attend

for free. Pre-registration is

required. Call the museum

at (815) 469-1199.

TUESDAY

Upholstery Class

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 28,

Tuesdays through March

24 (no class March 17; and

6:15-9:15 p.m. Wednesday,

Jan. 29, Wednesdays

through March 25 (no

class March 18), Lincoln-

Way North High School

Field House entrance,

19900 S. Harlem Ave.,

Frankfort. Learn how to

up-cycle old furniture back

to usable again. This is a

hands-on class, so while

you work on your piece,

you will learn how to take

apart, repair, refurbish,

and reupholster furniture.

Note: Participants must

have a piece of furniture to

bring to class. A supply list

will be given on the first

day of class. Fee is $160

for residents and $165 for

non-residents.

KidsWork Children’s

Museum Fundraiser

5-9 p.m. Jan. 28, Freddy’s

Frozen Custard

& Steakburgers, 9701

W. Lincoln Highway,

Frankfort. You can help

KidsWork by eating at

Freddy’s. Freddy’s will

donate a portion of qualifying

sales to KidsWork.

You must mention KidsWork

or bring in the flyer,

which can be found at kid

sworkchildrensmuseum.

org/docs/1578579872.pdf.

WEDNESDAY

Chamber 101

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan.

29, Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce office, 123

Kansas St., Frankfort. Join

us for Chamber 101, a special

free session that helps

you make the most of your

membership. This informal

get together includes

a review of free member

services, promotional opportunities,

and our events

and programs. Lunch is included.

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Leather Bracelet: Snaps,

Studs and Stamping

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

29, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St.,

Frankfort. Learn the basic

leatherworking skills of

stamping, rivet setting and

clasp attachments to create

a wearable work of art.

You’ll create two to three

bracelets from start to finish:

cut and prepare leather,

stamp a design, dye the

leather, set rivets and a

snap closure. All materials

and tools will be provided

- you’ll provide the

creativity. This program

is for participants 14 and

up. Fee is $40 for residents

and $45 for non-residents.

STEAM Story Time:

Snowflakes and Symmetry

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Jan

29, Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

Children aged 3-8 and their

adult caregivers are invited

to join us for a brand new

story time with a STEAM

twist. This month we’re

taking a look at the story

of Wilson “Snowflake”

Bentley and using his beloved

snowflakes to explore

the concept of symmetry.

Space is limited.

Please be sure to register

all members of your group

(adults and children). Register

online or call (815)

534-6173.


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Frankfort cardiac arrest survivor advocates for CPR training

3

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

It began like any normal

Saturday morning.

Frankfort resident Kristen

Walenga was cooking

breakfast when her heart

stopped beating.

Her son Ed ran up from

the basement stairs and

immediately began performing

CPR until the

Frankfort Fire Protection

District paramedics arrived

and took over.

“I collapsed to the floor,”

Walenga said. “The only

sign is that I was dizzy.

After a few moments, my

11-year-old called 911.

At that point, my black

lab began circling me and

howling. My kids knew

that there was something

wrong.”

The family later learned

that Ed had learned CPR

in seventh grade during

a health class at Hickory

Creek Middle School. Walenga

explained that Ryan

Talega, who was a Hickory

Creek physical education

teacher at the time

and now works as a dean

at Chelsea Intermediate

School, had contacted the

American Heart Association

to ask for help acquiring

CPR kits. The “CPR in

Schools” training kits were

implemented that year at

Hickory Creek.

“It was a two-day handson

CPR program,” Walenga

said. “He remembered

everything. Survival mode

kicked in, he just acted.”

Ed performed CPR on

his mother for six minutes.

Frankfort Warriors basketball player Landon Johnson

(left) practices CPR on a training mannequin while his

friend and teammate Caden Klene looks on.

When the Frankfort paramedics

came, they continued

CPR for an additional

19 minutes until they got a

heartbeat and a rhythm.

Walenga did not regain

consciousness until she arrived

at the hospital. The

doctors began to test her

and found out she had not

had a heart attack but had

instead experienced ventricular

fibrillation, or V-

fib, a fatal rhythm causing

cardiac arrest.

“That’s why I passed out,

Cardiac arrest survivor Kristen Walenga (left), of

Frankfort, and Frankfort Fire Protection District

firefighter/paramedic Brian Brosseau hold a training

mannequin used for CPR training Jan. 15 during a

hands-on CPR class at Chelsea Intermediate School.

Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

because my brain wasn’t

getting any oxygen,” Walenga

said. “When my son

began CPR he was able to

pump blood into my brain

and keep me alive until the

paramedics got here.

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frankfort D157-C Board of Education

Finances, school performance highlight State of the District

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Frankfort School District

157-C officials touched on

the district’s financial and

academic achievements during

a State of the District

presentation immediately

prior to the Jan. 15 Board of

Education meeting.

D157-C Director of Business

and Operations Kate

Ambrosini told the audience

that the district’s enrollment

numbers had remained relatively

consistent, growing by

about 2.6 percent over a fiveyear

period. She noted that

the board has been discussing

a school facility master

plan for Chelsea Intermediate

School since October

2018, and the next step in the

process will be a conceptual

Summit Hill D161 Board of Education

Feasibility study report ‘not complete,’ contract terminated

Derek Swanson

Freelance Reporter

As the first board meeting

after the winter holiday,

the Summit Hill D161

Board of Education met

Jan. 15 to discuss the status

of the District Leadership

Solutions, LLC report, as

well as the validity of Illinois

Assessment of Readiness

scored.

The report from DLS

was found to be incomplete

by the board, though Section

1A of the report will be

kept and paid for as it offers

information on demographics

and enrollment. Any

following sections will not

be paid for, as the report did

not answer necessary questions

on tax impacts and

the possible purchase of

Lincoln-Way North High

School. No new contract

design plan.

“[It] will give us an idea of

if we were to keep Chelsea,

utilize the majority of the

building’s structure but still

be able to expand outside of

the existing footprint, what

that could look like,” she

said.

Ambrosini described the

district’s financial position as

“strong,” explaining D157-

C has healthy fund balances

and has abated more than

$10 million in property taxes

in the past five years.

The district has also maintained

a triple A bond rating

and recognition statusfrom

the Illinois State Board of

Education, she said.

Jacob Nelson, the district’s

technology director,

said D157-C purchased

has been put into place following

the termination of

the DLS contract.

“It is not accepted by us

as complete; it did not answer

those questions we

had,” said Board President

Rich Marron.

Testing scores in question

Marron later presented

issues on the Illinois Assessment

of Readiness test

using one of the new Smart

Boards provided by the

Summit Hill Educational

Foundation. The presentation

showed discrepancies

between the scores students

earned on the test and

their actual level of success

at the collegiate level. Additionally,

it was revealed

that IAR contained many

of the same questions that

were previously in the

PARCC text, which was

eliminated in 2018.

“It’s the same test, just a

shorter version,” said Marron,

adding later that the issues

with the test have “become

toxic for those this is

reaching.”

Based on Marron’s research,

IAR could only

accurately predict college

GPA scores for math 16

percent of the time, whereas

ELA could be predicted

a dismal 1.7 percent of the

time. Marron also presented

data that showed that

low-income students on

average earn lower scores

than children from highincome

homes.

Marron proposed that

the board vote to eliminate

IAR testing, though the

vote was tabled until the

next meeting, to be held

on Feb. 8. The meeting

Round it up

A brief recap of items discussed at the Frankfort

School District 157-C Board of Education Jan. 15

meeting.

• The Board approved a school maintenance

project grant and directed the administration to file

related documents and any necessary forms with

the Illinois State Board of Education.

• Board members gave the green light to salary

increases for educational support staff effective

Feb. 1.

• The Board approved a resolution to transfer

funds from the education fund to the bond and

interest fund and abate taxes levied for 2019 to

pay debt service on the District’s general obligation

refunding school bonds, series 2013.

and installed more than 700

devices last year and has

increased its total devices

by 250 percent throughout

the past decade. D157-C is

expected to achieve its oneto-one

technology initiative

for students in grades five

through eight next year, he

said.

Additionally, Nelson said,

the district has focused on

improving school security

and all Frankfort police officers

have been given 24/7

badge access in order to get

into school buildings during

an emergency.

Janet McClarence, D157-

C director of curriculum and

instruction, noted that all

three D157-C schools

achieved the highest possible

designation — exemplary

— in the 2019 Illinois

Report Card compiled and

released by the Illinois State

Board of Education. That

places these schools in the

Round it up

A brief recap of other items discussed at the

Summit Hill D161 Board of Education Jan. 15

meeting.

• Kindergarten registration fees for the 2020-21

academic year were approved to remain at $150

for full-day kindergarten and $125 for half-day.

Parents will have an opportunity to save $30 on

enrollment if paid from Feb. 3 to the 28.

• Other student’s registration fees will remain at

$150 with the option to save $30 if paid between

Mar. 16 and April 30.

• The yearly cost of milk was voted to be $52.20

and mileage reimbursement for staff was voted to

be $.575 cents per mile.

was then adjourned after

the discussion, leaving the

Superintendent, Staff and

Board Member Reports to

be discussed at the Feb. 8

meeting.

Steve Cook, who is on

the D161 Feasibility Study

Committee, said after the

top 10 percent of all schools

in the State. The district currently

ranks ninth in Illinois

in terms of the percentage of

students meeting and exceed

meeting that “I believe Mr.

Marron gave us an in-depth

accurate analysis of the

many variables involved

in assessment testing. As a

community member, I believe

he is absolutely correct

in his analysis of the

“value”or more the “lack

English language arts and

math standards.

“There’s over 750 other

school districts below us ...

We’re in the top 10 in the

State, and that’s pretty amazing,

if you ask me,” McClarence

said.

D157-C Superintendent

Maura Zinni said she

“couldn’t be more proud” to

share these results.

“We’re in a great place,

and it’s all because of, certainly,

this Board of Education

that has a vision and

knows how important it is to

support the work that goes

on day to day with the teachers,

administrative team

and our support staff, and,

of course, our families and

community,” she said.

of value” of PARCC/IAR

testing. If the State of Illinois

is moving away from

it and the high school district

doesn’t focus on it,

then what is it’s value?

Some community members

need to understand this.”

Board issues apology

Vice President Stacey

Borgens began the meeting

offering her apologies for an

incident at the Dec. 18 meeting,

where a public commenter

made inappropriate

remarks. Borges stated, “As

vice president, it is my responsibility

to stop the disparaging

remarks from being

made.” She ended with,

“Just as you cannot shout

fire in a crowded theater…

you cannot use this platform

against an individual.” No

public comments were offered

at the Jan. 15 meeting.


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Former LW East associate

principal resigns following

DUI arrest in November

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

The associate

principal at

Lincoln-Way

East High

School has

resigned, effective

Jan.

Petrakis

15, after details of an arrest

for DUI-alcohol were made

public.

Alexander J. Petrakis, 39,

of Bolingbrook, was arrested

Nov. 23, 2019, in Lockport

and charged with DUIalcohol

and DUI-BAC

over .08, according to a

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of Education accepted Petrakis’

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Thursday, Jan. 16 meeting.

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Petrakis is scheduled to

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D210 officials: District on 'right path' financially, academically

nuria mathog, Editor

As Lincoln-Way Community

High School District

210 heads into 2020, its focus

lies in continuing to improve

the district’s financial

situation while maintaining

its students’ strong academic

performance, D210

officials said during a Jan.

16 State of the District presentation

at Lincoln-Way

Central High School.

While D210’s deficit

spending reached just over

$41 million from 2010

to 2016, in the past three

years the district has been

able to successfully replenish

37 percent of the funds

that were spent, Assistant

Superintendent of Business

Bradley Cauffman said. The

D210 Board of Education

approved a budget with a

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Lincoln-Way D210 Board of Education

Bradley Cauffman, Lincoln-Way Community High

School District 210 assistant superintendent of

business, discusses District finances Jan. 16 during the

State of the District at Lincoln-Way Central High School.

Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

Round it up

A brief recap of items discussed at the

Lincoln-Way Community High School

D210 Board of Education Jan. 16

meeting.

• After returning from closed session,

board members voted to approve the

sale of about 72 acres of property

located at 7551 W. 191st St. in Tinley

Park. The District will accept bids

until 3 p.m. Feb. 18, and the board is

expected to decide which, if any, bid to

$5.9 million surplus for the

2020 fiscal year, which will

bring the recovery of funds

to just over 51 percent in

four years, he added.

Cauffman said the district

also achieved a $19.14

million combined surplus

in operating funds, which

includes all funds except

for debt service and capital

projects, in the last three

years.

“The Board of Education

has set a goal to achieve a

33 percent operating fund

balance to expenditure ratio,”

Cauffman said, adding

D210 is expected to

reach this goal in 2024. “By

achieving this goal, the district

will increase its financial

health, bond rating and

eliminate the need for cash

flow borrowing.”

Cauffman noted that the

district’s bond rating was

Aa2, or investment highgrade

bonds, prior to July

2014 and hit a low of Ba1,

or junk speculative bond

status in December 2016.

In 2019, D210’s bond rating

experienced two consecutive

upgrades, rising to

Baa3 in August and Baa2 in

December.

“While we still have a

long way to go, receiving

two bond upgrades in one

year is amazing progress,”

he said. “The district is on

the right path to returning

to a double A bond rating in

the near future.”

Measuring student success

Brian Murphy, D210 director

of data, assessment

and innovation, shared

some of the district’s academic

highlights from the

past year.

In 2019, all three Lincoln-Way

schools received

a designation of “exemplary”

— the highest possible

designation — in the Illinois

State Board of Education’s

Illinois Report Card. This

designation is calculated according

to multiple factors,

including academic components

such as schools’ graduation

rate and students’

proficiency in science, math

and English language arts,

as well as school quality

and school success, Murphy

said.

“This designation of exemplary

really puts all three

of our high schools in an

elite group,” Murphy said.

“Only 10 percent of the high

schools in the state of Illinois

have earned this designation.

Our task will be

to continue to strive for this

designation year after year.”

Murphy said all three

Lincoln-Way schools currently

have graduation rates

of 95 percent or higher and

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accept at the Feb. 20 regular meeting.

• The board approved an interfund

loan resolution authorizing the

transfer of $400,000 from the

district’s education fund to its

operations and maintenance fund to

defray expenses.

• Assistant Superintendent of

Business Bradley Cauffman

announced that the 2009 bond

debt restructuring sales results were

better than anticipated because of

good market conditions and positive

investor outlook.


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Tips on diet, exercise, mindfulness and more highlighted at annual Healthy Living Expo

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Whether attendees were

interested in diving into a

new exercise regimen, trying

the latest diet or simply

tweaking their wellness

plan to make it more effective

in 2020, 22nd Century

Media’s fourth annual

Healthy Living Expo had

something for everyone.

Held Saturday, Jan. 18,

at the Tinley Park Convention

Center, the free event

featured 70-plus vendor

booths, health screenings,

healthy cooking demonstrations,

workout classes

and much more. The first

300 attendees were rewarded

with free tote bags

and stress balls.

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer for 22nd

Century Media, explained

that the event included a

complete approach to wellness,

highlighting mental

health, medical services,

mindfulness and more,

along with the staples of

diet and exercise.

“We brought back all

of our cooking demos and

we have a couple of great

speaker sessions with

Kimberly Kramer — who

is a registered dietician

with UChicago Medicine

— so those are really exciting,”

Warthen said. “We

also brought back our

workout classes again this

year.”

Heidi Richard, of UChicago

Medicine Ingalls

Memorial, and her team

spent the day sharing information

about the organization’s

primary care

locations, same-day mammogram

appointments,

innovative treatments and

UChicago Medicine’s

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workout Saturday, Jan. 18, during 22nd Century Media’s

Healthy Living Expo at the Tinley Park Convention

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brand new podcast.

“We’ve just launched a

new podcast called ‘Things

You’re Too Embarrassed

to Ask a Doctor,’” Richard

said. “It covers things that

you might not feel comfortable

asking like, ‘Why

do I have adult acne?’ or

‘Is stomach gurgling normal?’

and a few topics that

may be embarrassing. [The

expo] gives us insight into

the voice of what people

are really interested in to

help us inform what are activities

will be and to help

us promote people living

well and being healthy.”

Along with UChicago

Medicine, several Healthy

Living vendors shared information

about fighting

and treating the flu.

Physicians Immediate

Care’s Jimmy Quattrocki

explained that Alere, a

rapid flu testing device,

allows doctors to test for

A and B strands and diagnose

whether or not a

patient has the flu within

three minutes of the test.

“We have 43 urgent care

locations open in Illinois

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Newer wellness trends

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oils and products

made with cannabidiol —

a chemical found in cannabis

plants — to relieve

everything from inflammation

to anxiety. Oils,

edibles, smoking products,

inhalers and more

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of the Homer Glen shop

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SWSA, politicians join together for Women’s March rally

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T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Members of Southwest

Suburban Activists

members attended a pre-

Women’s March rally and

fundraiser at Crafted 1979

Bottle Shop and Tap Room

in Mokena Thursday, Jan.

16, hosted by Emily Biegel

and Amanda Koch.

Joining SWSA were two

Democratic candidates

for public office who are

endorsed by the nonprofit

organization: Michelle

Fadeley, who is running

for State Representative in

the 37th District, and Nick

Palmer, candidate for Will

County Executive.

Emily Biegel, founder

of SWSA, said the event

was organized to promote

awareness of the Women’s

March in Chicago, which

took place Saturday, Jan.

18, as well as to support

both candidates’ run for office.

“The weather is not going

to stop us; it will make

us freezing, but it’s not

going to stop us,” Biegel

said. “I think there’s going

to be about 30 of us going

amongst the thousands of

people who are going to be

there.”

Fadeley, who co-founded

ERA Illinois in 2016 and

has been an active member

of the National Organization

for Women’s Illinois

chapter, said the Women’s

March was an opportunity

to continue a strong recent

trend of women running

Candidate for Will County Executive Nick Palmer (left)

speaks with Bill Thoman, chair of the Will County

Democratic Central Committee.

for and being elected to

public office.

“When I first started

out in activism, the kind

of sizes of marches were

not happening on a regular

basis,” she said. “We did

have, maybe once a decade

maybe 1.2 million who

would show up in D.C.

But, to have a growth and

this reinvigoration of energy

and activism, it is just

incredible to see people actively

participating in the

process and wanting and

demanding that change.”

Palmer said he was motivated

to support the march

because “women’s issues

Candidate for 37th District State Representative

Michelle Fadeley speaks with Lockport resident Daniel

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are all of our issues.

“Women, just like guys

— hopefully — care about

safe communities or having

the ability to make your

own decisions about health

care,” he said. “So, I think

things like the march focus

that more attention to the

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Valentine’s Day

Coloring Contest in

full swing for 2020

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

If you’d give us just

a moment of your time,

we’d like to get to the heart

of something.

Every year, 22nd Century

Media holds a Valentine’s

Day Coloring

Contest, and we think it’s

important to remind people

up front of the cause.

Yes, it’s an opportunity for

children in our coverage

area to get creative. And

yes, it’s an opportunity to

win prizes.

But more than any of

that, it’s making sure some

of our local veterans feel

some extra love around

the holiday, as all of the

entries are distributed with

the help of a local organization.

It’s been a key

component of this contest

for years, and we’re happy

to be able to carry that out

yet again.

With that in mind, The

Frankfort Station is asking

children ages 3-12 to get

creative by downloading

the form from the homepage

of FrankfortStation

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one outstanding valentine

per entrant and send it our

way.

Entries must be mailed

to or dropped off at 22nd

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Chicago c/o Editor Bill

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Unit SW Office Condo #3,

Orland Park, IL, 60467.

The deadline to submit

entries is 5 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 6. Publisher 22nd

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Chicago staff will review

all entries and select

winners in each of three

age groups — ages 3-5,

6-8 and 9-12. The winning

entries are to be published

in The Frankfort Station’s

Feb. 13 edition, along with

other favorites, at the editor’s

discretion.

For this year’s contest,

we will be picking one

winner in each age group

from across all seven of

the towns and schools in

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Winners will be chosen

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As in past years, 22nd

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The frankfort station’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Ella Dahlman,

Noonan Academy

third-grader and

Frankfort resident

Ella Dahlman was chosen

as this week’s Standout

Student for her academic

excellence

Photo submitted

What is one essential you

must have when studying?

I need a quiet place to

study with no TV and a

studying guide to study

with for that test. I also

need the weekly newsletter

to study for our weekly

test such as spelling and

vocabulary.

What do you like to do

when not in school or

studying?

In my spare time I like

playing with my brothers,

cooking, going to

Girl Scouts, playing volleyball,

swimming and

watching TV.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to own

a five-star bakery in Paris,

France, because I love to

bake and I have always

wanted to go to Paris,

France – the city of love.

What are some of your

most played songs on your

iPod?

I play the Jonas Brothers’

“Happiness Begins”

on repeat at least nine

times a day.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

Most people don’t know

that I am very, very, very

scared of the dark.

Whom do you look up to

and why?

I look up to Michael

Phelps because I am a

swimmer on a swim team,

LWSA Gators. I always

watch him on the Olympics

and hope to see him

in 2020.

What do you keep under

your bed?

I keep my journal under

my bed and a secret pile of

my mom’s printer paper so

she will not see it and get

mad.

Who is your favorite

teacher and why?

My favorite teacher is

Ms. Grotto because she is

always telling funny jokes

and lets us play with slime

in daycare.

What’s your favorite class

and why?

Future Griffins invited to East STEM night

Submitted by Lincoln-Way

Community High School D10

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the

Lincoln-Way East Science

Department will host its

annual “Griffins Growing

STEM” night from 4:45-7

p.m.

This event is for students in

kindergarten through fourth

grade. Admission is free, and

donations of travel size toiletries

for our local homeless

would be appreciated.

Space for this event is limited

to the first 100 students

who RSVP via email by Jan.

31 to Lincoln-Way East Department

Chair Maria Wilson,

who can be reached at

mawilson@lw210.org.

Griffins Growing STEM

is sponsored by the East Science

Department, National

Honor Society and the Science

National Honor Society.

The event teaches young students

about biology, chemistry

and physics. The third

Argonne Exemplary Student

Research Program group will

also be presenting in the Griffins

Lair.

Cookies and juice will be

served after the classes. Parents

are required to stay in the

building as their child participates

in the activities.

My favorite class is social

studies because you

get to learn about history.

My favorite thing to lean

about is culture.

What’s one thing that

stands out about your

school?

It is a small family-like

community and people are

always sending love and

support.

What extracurricular(s)

do you wish your school

had?

Nothing, I feel like

Noonan has everything

they can offer.

What’s your morning

routine?

Wake up, brush teeth,

eat breakfast, do hair, get

dressed, out the door.

If you could change one

thing about school what

would it be?

I would change it to only

five hours of school per

day and one day off per

week.

What’s your favorite

thing to eat in the

cafeteria?

I love Subway for lunch

– turkey and cheese forever.

What’s your best memory

from school?

My first day of school at

Noonan Elementary Academy.

Standout Student is a weekly

feature in The Station. Nominations

come from Frankfort

schools.

Animal adventures

LW Foundation gala to raise funds for D210

Submitted by Lincoln-Way

Community High School D210

The Lincoln-Way Foundation

invites the entire community

to celebrate their love

of Lincoln-Way at this year’s

Dinner Gala and Auctions,

to be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at

the Odyssey Country Club in

Tinley Park.

This fun night out includes

a delicious dinner, refreshments,

plus live and silent

auctions of some amazing

gift baskets donated by businesses

whose generosity

makes a positive difference

in the lives of many Lincoln-

Way students and families.

This event is the largest

fundraiser of the year for the

Foundation, which was started

in 1994. The Foundation’s

mission is to generate funds in

order to enrich and enhance

opportunities and educational

experiences of Lincoln-Way

Community High School District

210 students.

“Since inception, the

Foundation has raised more

than $4.5 million from generous

businesses and individuals

who believe a quality

high school education is vital

in today’s global economy,”

said Foundation Executive

Director, Robert Kennedy.

“We strive to give our students

a competitive edge

amongst the top schools in

the state and country.”

Individual reservations are

$125, reservations for two are

$250, or fill a table of 10 and

be a part of the VIP Club and

receive a free gift. When making

reservations, enter the promo

code word “calendar” and

receive $25 off on two reservations

if made by Jan. 31.

For information, reservations

or to make a donation,

visit lwef2020.givesmart.

com. Those unable to attend

can still bid on silent

auction or raffle items by

registering at lwef2020.

givesmart.com. Proceeds

from the event are used for

scholarships and classroom

enhancements which can

be viewed at https://youtu

be/3ZRN21oGV2w.

Arbury Hills students (left to right) Nathan Diaz,

Ariana Bisbikis, and Reed Boccia learn about

animals from “Katie the Coyote Lady.” Photo

submitted


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“When someone’s doing

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she added. “The survival

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cardiac arrest is only 10

percent.”

It was because of this incident

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Beats for CPR.

“Our whole mission is

to promote CPR awareness,”

she said. “You can

be somebody who saves a

life by knowing CPR.”

One of the paramedics

who worked on Walenga,

Frankfort firefighter/paramedic

Ryan Brosseau, visited

her in the hospital.

“He told me I was a

walking miracle,” Walenga

said. “He had to come and

see me because he said he

doesn’t see a lot of survivors.

We talked about how

far the training has come.

He told me about a patient

simulator, which can simulate

an event like mine and

learn how they can save

more lives. ... After he left

the hospital room, I told

my sister JanaLee, we’re

going to buy that simulator.”

Today, Walenga is raising

funds to purchase a

simulator for the Frankfort

Fire Protection District,

which costs about $25,000.

On Jan. 15, Walenga,

her sister JanaLee and a

few members from the

Frankfort Fire Protection

District held their first

combined CPR training

for the Frankfort Warriors

Basketball teams and

coaches. Brosseau said he

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Walenga and knows more

lives will be saved in the

future.

“I remember the call,”

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the patient wasn’t breathing.

Then it was CPR in

progress. It began as three

paramedics, then wound

up with 11.”

Since Walenga’s incident,

there have been three

cardiac arrests in Frankfort.

“We’ve had an extreme

amount of success due to

people on the scene starting

CPR right away,”

Brosseau said. “Statistics

show that the more people

in the community that

know CPR, the higher the

chance of someone coming

back from cardiac arrest.”

The Frankfort Fire Protection

District has joined

the Walenga family in

training members of the

community in CPR. At

the combined CPR training

session, 60 basketball

coaches and players

learned CPR using 16

training mannequins. CPR

training is typically for students

in fifth grade and up.

“Learning CPR is a matter

of life and death,” Walenga

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This is Max. He is 1 year old and just

moved to Frankfort. He lives with his

owners Apryl and Tony, and boy is he a

handful. Being cute is his full-time job.

He loves to play with his toys and relax

on the couch all day until nighttime

comes, when he sneaks around and

causes mischief. He hopes to soon

find a puppy that will become his new

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From Page 6

equally high ninth-grade

on-track rates, meaning

students cannot fail more

than one semester of a core

curriculum class.

“Knowing this information

allows us to identify

those students that are potentially

off-track early ...

The ultimate goal is to have

a graduation rate that is

equal to or greater than our

freshman on-track rate,”

Murphy said. “And we are

right there.”

Students participating in

the Advanced Placement

program at Lincoln-Way

are enrolled in an average

of two or more AP courses,

Murphy said. Students

have the potential to earn

AP credit, which translates

into college credit if they

score a 3 or higher on the

corresponding exam, and

more than 4,000 exams

were given this past spring.

“There were more than

2,800 students — about 68

percent of the students who

took the test — that passed

and earned that 3, 4 or 5,”

Murphy said. “ ... The trend

that we see here is that by

the time we get to looking

at our seniors, just over 40

percent of our student body

has earned a 3 or above on

at least one AP exam.”

Investing in schools

D210 Superintendent

Scott Tingley said the district

has made significant

strides toward improving

security at the three high

schools, including installing

secure entrances, eliminating

outside keys and

completing a “key project”

over the summer that allows

all doors to be locked

from the inside with a master

key.

“When a lockdown is

announced, [teachers are]

able to grab any students,

anyone nearby, bring themselves

into a classroom,

lock themselves in that

room,” Tingley said. “In all

the unfortunate violent incidents

that have happened

in schools, there have

never been any fatalities

where students have been

locked in a secure area. So,

this was an initiative we

thought was important.”

Other notable capital improvement

projects include

the purchase and installation

of more than 320 security

cameras, resurfacing

the tracks at Central and

East, and redesigning and

resurfacing the parking lot

at Central. The district also

had new turfs installed at

Central and East, with West

slated to receive the same

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“We’re the first schools

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new system, where a new

turf is placed on top of the

existing system,” Tingley

said, adding this move saved

approximately $500,000 per

field.

Tingley also said the State

of Illinois has shown interest

in the former Lincoln-Way

North facilities, adding that

several State agencies have

toured the building and that

the district has provided the

State’s architects and engineers

with blueprints of the

building.

“They’re doing their own

feasibility study to determine

a cost and whether or

not that would be an appropriate

use for some of their

organizations, whether it

be emergency management

services, the state police,

natural resources, human

services,” he said. “Several

agencies have walked

through and they have expressed

an interest. We’ll

continue to monitor that

discussion as we move forward.

If there is a proposal

that is financially viable

and would be of benefit to

the community, I’m certain

that it’s something the board

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Police reports

Woman allegedly shoved sheriff’s deputy

A Lockport woman faces

multiple criminal charges

after allegedly stealing

beer from a gas station

and shoving and kicking

Will County Sheriff’s Office

deputies Jan. 1 at the

Speedway gas station located

at 7218 W. Lincoln

Highway.

Camila Gonzalez-Herrera,

23, of 1210 Grandview

Avenue in Lockport, was

charged with aggravated

battery to a police officer,

three counts of resisting a

peace officer, aggravated

battery to a correctional officer

and retail theft.

According to police,

Gonzalez-Herrera entered

the store at 4:22 a.m. with

the intent of purchasing

two cans of beer. When

the clerk informed her that

alcohol could not be sold

until 6 a.m., Gonzalez-

Herrera allegedly took two

cans of Icehouse beer into

the women’s restroom.

Gonzalez-Herrera reportedly

became very agitated

and argumentative when

speaking to deputies from

the Will County Sheriff’s

Office and allegedly

shoved one of the deputies.

Police say Gonzalez-

Herrera also kicked a deputy

in the thigh while she

was being guided into the

squad car and continued to

disobey directions.

Jan. 8

• Amber Barney, 23, of

1043 W. Ohio St. in Glenwood,

was cited in the area

of West Lincoln Highway

and North Locust Street

for alleged possession of

a controlled substance and

improper lighting.

• Nicholas R. Jasso, 39, of

3507 E. 112th St. in Chicago,

was cited in the area of

Interstate 80 and South La

Grange Road for allegedly

driving with a revoked license

and improper lane

usage.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Frankfort Station’s Police

Reports are compiled from official

reports found online on

the Frankfort Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law

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FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Student wows guests

with his knowledge during

annual GeoBee contest

Good growing conditions

near Bogota have

helped what country become

the world’s second

largest exporter of cut

flowers?

This is the question that

nearly stumped Homer

Jr. High School’s newlycrowned

National Geographic

GeoBee champion

Jack Cunningham on Jan.

15.

But Cunningham concentrated.

He asked for the

question to be repeated.

Standing before the top social

studies students at his

school and their parents,

he delivered the correct answer:

Colombia.

Cunningham will now

advance to the next round

of this annual geography

knowledge competition

between students from

thousands of schools in all

50 states and the five U.S.

territories. He will take

an online state qualifying

test, and if he scores high

enough he will be invited

to compete in the state

GeoBee alongside 100 of

the top scorers from Illinois

schools.

Cunningham, who answered

every question correctly,

said he is more excited

about the next rounds

than he is nervous. The

eighth-grader can point to

the exact moment he became

infatuated with history

and geography.

Reporting by Benjamin

Conboy, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit LockportLegend

Daily.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Proposed 220-unit

residential development

leads to density debate

Traffic and housing density

was a core concern

among members of the

New Lenox Village Board

during a Jan. 13 meeting.

The trustees — minus

Keith Madsen, who was

absent — and Mayor Tim

Baldermann heard the

first reading of a proposed

220-unit residential development

on a 15.1-acre lot

called Lincoln Station, adjacent

to the New Lenox

Metra train station.

Trustees called into question

what they deemed to

be too many units for the

size and location of the proposed

development, which

would be accessed via Prairie

Road and jut up against

the train station parking lot,

according to a presentation

Homewood resident

Claudia Montejano and

her sister Lorena Lira, of

East Chicago, Indiana,

were motivated to attend

the expo to connect with

a wide variety of vendors

to find what best suits their

lifestyles.

“I recently joined

Weight Watchers, so I

want to see how I can incorporate

some of the

cooking techniques ... to

revamp my whole eating

lifestyle,” Montejano said.

Lira added, “I wanted to

by Chicago-based architectural

firm Bailey Edward

and Wheaton-based developer

Next Generation Development.

Trustee David Smith said

he worried that the number

of units — 44 for each of

the five buildings — would

impact the traffic flow going

in and out of the Metra

station, and extend to Prairie

Road and Route 30. He

expressed concern that a

few years after the development

is completed the Village

would have to expand

Prairie Road to handle increased

traffic.

Reporting by Kyle LaHucik,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit NewLenoxPatriotDaily.

com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Burglary suspects flee,

police seek public’s help

Around 3 a.m. Jan. 15,

Mokena Police and Will

County Sheriff’s deputies

actively engaged vehicle

burglary suspects in the

Foxborough and Rivendell

subdivisions, according to

a press release sent out that

day by the Village.

It was reported that the

suspects fled in stolen vehicles

and on foot.

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see what workouts work

and try to get a little bit

healthier, because I sit at a

desk all day.”

Along with sampling fitness

classes and cooking

courses, attendees were also

able to taste products from a

variety of brands, and She

100.3 was on-hand with its

popular prize wheel.

Following the Healthy

Living Expo, 22nd Century

Media is gearing up for

its Lady Expo on May 2 at

the Tinley Park Convention

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From the Editor

A simple way to save lives

nuria mathog

Editor

We never know

when we may be

called upon to

act fast and help someone

facing a sudden medical

emergency. Because it’s

impossible to predict when

and where these situations

might occur, it’s crucial to

bring some basic knowledge

and skills to the table.

Frankfort is fortunate

to have a great team of

firefighters and paramedics

able to assist residents

experiencing cardiac arrest

and other life-threatening

conditions. But in those

precious moments before

emergency responders arrive,

every second counts.

That’s where CPR training

comes into play.

The Frankfort Fire

Protection District offers

a number of opportunities

throughout the year to

learn how to perform this

live-saving skill. Recently,

Frankfort Warriors

basketball players and

coaches had the chance to

learn hands-on CPR during

a training session held

at Chelsea Intermediate

School.

In our story about the

training, which can be

found on Page 3 of this

week’s issue of The Station,

Frankfort firefighter

and paramedic Ryan

Brosseau explains that the

Frankfort Fire Protection

District has seen an “extreme

amount of success

due to people on the scene

starting CPR right away.”

These efforts by residents

have been instrumental in

saving lives.

Frankfort resident

Kristen Walenga can attest

to the importance of CPR

training firsthand — her

son Ed, who learned how

to perform CPR during a

seventh-grade health class

at Hickory Creek Middle

School, jumped into action

and saved her life with his

quick thinking. Walenga

has since launched a notfor-profit

organization

called Kristen’s Heart

Beats, which advocates

for CPR awareness in the

hope that teaching more

people this crucial skill can

prevent future deaths.

More information

about CPR training can

be found at the Frankfort

Fire Protection’s District

website, frankfortfire.org.

I encourage our readers

to take advantage of these

sessions — it never hurts

to be prepared.

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Jan. 14

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to meet with departments during our Elective

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From Page 18

Two males occupied a

silver 2017 Jeep Cherokee

that was reported stolen out

of Joliet, according to Mokena

Police Cmdr. Chris

Carlson. A third male suspect

was in a white Kia,

which crashed into a ditch

near the scene, Carlson

said. That suspect fled on

foot and evaded capture by

reportedly stealing an unoccupied

car left running in

a driveway off of Schoolhouse

Road.

Police pursued the suspects

in the Jeep to La-

Porte and LaGrange Roads,

where the pursuit was then

called off by Will County

Sheriff’s deputies, Carlson

said.

Mokena Police Chief

Steve Vaccaro said no arrests

were made.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III,

Editor. For more, visit Moke

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FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

‘Cans’ Film Festival

features food drive, movie

screening

When the Homer Glen

Junior Woman’s Club wanted

an additional way to pay

it forward, they thought of

a new idea focused on kindness

and diversity.

That idea was to co-host

a “Cans” Film Festival,

which included a food drive

and film screening event on

Jan. 13 at Homer Township

Public Library. From Dec.

16 through Friday, Jan. 17,

the library was a collection

site, accepting nonperishable

donations for the food

drive.

“This is the first time

we’ve done this food drive

this way,” said Mary Lee, a

Homer Glen resident and

secretary for the HGJWC.

“We’ve done food drives in

the past at some of the local

businesses. We thought

it would be a good idea to

do this at the library in conjunction

with a movie. The

inspiration for this event is

Martin Luther King Jr. Day,

kindness and diversity.”

The movie screening that

took place in line with those

themes in the Community

Room was “Remember the

Titans.”

“The real life [former]

coach of the Titans Herman

Boone [portrayed by Denzel

Washington in the film]

passed away last month,”

Lee said. “In the spirit of

coach Boone and Martin

Luther King Jr., who

strived for kindness and

diversity, we dedicated the

movie to them.”

Reporting by Mary Compton,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit HomerHorizonDaily.

com.

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Single-serving sweets

Reports of the death of cupcakes have

been greatly exaggerated — Quick

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On the horizon As Palos Country

Club enters second century in business, Murphy’s

on the Green evolves, Page 29

Frankfort Arts Association

launches first Pastel

Invitational Exhibition,

Page 23

“Big” Jim Schlegel,

of Mokena, reads the

artist bios Jan. 12

during the inaugural

Pastel Invitational

Exhibition at the

Frankfort Arts

Association’s

downtown gallery.

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Faith Briefs

American Islamic Association (8860 W. St.

Francis Road, Frankfort)

Daily Prayer Services

For service times, visit

www.AIAmasjid.org.

Jum’ah Prayer Services

Fridays. Sermon at 1:10

p.m. followed by prayers at

1:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177

Luther Lane, Frankfort)

New Year’s Eve Worship

6:15 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 31.

Sunday Divine Service

8 a.m. Sundays. Divine

service gets its name

from the fact that worship

is most importantly God

serving us. We come at his

invitation not to do God a

favor, but to receive from

Him what He alone has

to offer, after which we

respond in praise. Divine

service uses a variety of

rich, beautiful and often

ancient traditions of the

church found in the hymnal

accompanied by the

organ, as well as piano and

other various instruments

on special occasions.

Sunday Morning Adult

Bible Study

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

in the fellowship hall.

Sunday Morning Adult

Bible Study will conclude

our study of the Gospel

of Matthew this January.

The Gospel of Matthew

serves as the “door” into

the New Testament. Come

for refreshments and join

the discussion on subjects

like parables, discipleship,

judgment day, heaven,

God’s promises, and so

much more. Bible Study

meets in the fellowship hall

from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. —

refreshments are served.

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from Acts 10:46, where it

mentions that the apostles

“heard the Gentiles speaking

in tongues and praising

God” – which could well

describe this time of worship

where God is present

and his people are responding.

10:46 Worship blends

the best of both ancient tradition

and modern music

and instruments recognizing

the ongoing, presentday

work of the Holy Spirit

in our lives. Beginning at

10:46 a.m. also suggests a

more casual worship where

you’re invited to come just

as you are.

Weight Watchers

9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays.

Alcoholics Anonymous

10 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

Narcotics Anonymous

6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays

Heritage Baptist Church (21739 S. La

Grange Road, Frankfort)

Worship Services

10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sundays. The church offers

a staffed nursery for ages

birth-two years, and junior

church for ages 2-5.

Sunday School

9:30 a.m. Sunday school

for all ages.

Wednesday Night

7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Truth Trackers Bible Club

for children starting at age

four through sixth grade

(September-May), ALIVE

Teens for grades 7-12,

nursery for ages birth-two

years, and Bible Study and

prayer for adults.

Ladies Bible Study

9 a.m. Wednesdays

(September-May). We are

studying the book “Women

Who Met the Master” by

Carolyn Culver. Nursery is

provided during the study.

Heritage Christian School

Heritage Christian

School is a ministry of the

Heritage Baptist Church,

serving students as young

as 4 and up to grade 12.

Call (815) 464-9100 for

more information.

The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St.,

Frankfort)

Spiritual Direction

By appointment. Personal

spiritual direction

session for men or women

with a male/female spiritual

director who is fully

trained and experienced

with 15 years of experience.

Free will donation.

To register, call (708)

334-1988 or email fami

lyhearthfrankfort@gmail.

com.

Needlecraft Workshops

10 a.m.-non Wednesdays.

Learn cross stitch or

crochet or work on your

own projects. There will

be free refreshments and a

free-will donation. Stop by

for a while, and sit a spell.

For more information or to

inquire about the possibility

of evening workshops,

call (708) 334-1988 or

email familyhearthfrank

fort@gmail.com.

Scripture Study

10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays.

Join James Littleton,

national host of radio and

television series Forming

Faithful Families for this

scripture study, and find

hope and healing through

Scripture for your daily

walk with God. There will

be a free-will donation.

To have your church’s events

included in Faith Briefs,

email them to Editor Nuria

Mathog at nuria@frankfort

station.com or call (708)

326-9170 ext. 14. Deadline

is noon Thursdays one week

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Art association’s first pastel exhibition highlights area artists

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

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The work of three awardwinning

local artists –

Frankfort Square resident

Mary Ann Trzyna, Chicago

Heights resident Marikay

Peter Witlock and Mokena

resident Ted Fuka – will be

on display at the Frankfort

Arts Association gallery

through late February as

part of the organization’s

inaugural Pastel Invitational

Exhibition, “Journey into

Pastels.”

The show’s opening reception

on Jan. 12 gave

members of the community

a first look at the engaging

collection of works that

captured everything from

landscapes to still lives.

Frankfort Arts Association

Vice President Kristin

Murphy curated the exhibition

as a way to highlight

both the versatility of pastel

as a medium and the talent

of artists living in the

southwest suburbs.

“We’re so proud to

showcase these artists

here,” Murphy said. “It’s

an amazing medium that

they work in. The series

by Marikay shows the

same scene with different

lighting, just like Monet’s

‘Haystacks.’ It’s captivating

because they all look so

different, and yet they show

such a range of color and

spectrum. Ted has more of

that realistic feeling, and

Mary Ann’s work includes

landscapes and still lives.

Her still lives are incredible

with how they blend

color, pattern, lighting and

shape.”

Witlock explained that

her series depicting the

intersection of Vollmer

Road and Central Avenue

originated when she was

commuting to a job in

Frankfort residents Charlese (left) and Katie Stempniak

admire the work showcased at the exhibition.

Tinley Park.

“I drove through there

every day, at all different

times of day, in different

seasons for several years

and it just captivated me,”

Witlock said, noting that

while only five pieces were

on display, she has created

approximately 15 pieces

in the series to date. “The

whole change every day –

every time it was so different

– I had to start painting

it. If we open our eyes to all

of this beauty around us,

then we can share it with

other people.”

Trzyna’s aim was to

highlight what pastels can

do by showing a wide variety

of paintings at the

Frankfort Arts Association

Gallery.

“Marikay, Ted and I are

all landscape artists, but I

also do a lot of still lives,

so I decided to show a variety

by pulling the still lives

and different landscapes,”

Trzyna said. “These are

not a group of pieces that

I would normally put together,

but I knew that they

were mixing the three of us

up, so I thought it would

work.”

When choosing which of

his pieces to feature, Fuka

decided to share some of

his favorites he has created

over the years, including a

2009 piece titled “Brothers,”

which depicts his

two sons enjoying a winter

walk along the Hickory

Creek Preserve Trail.

“That’s one of my favorites,”

Fuka said, adding that

winter is his favorite season

to capture with his artist’s

eye. “That means a lot to

me, so I thought I would

bring it out to share.

“The snow adds so

much,” he continued. “In

the summer, it’s more of

a challenge, because you

walk in there and all you

see is green. There’s a lot

more color in the fall and

winter. Even in the grasses

there’s a variance of color

that’s pretty incredible.”

Along with participating

in the Pastel Invitational

Exhibition – which runs

through Feb. 22 – Trzyna

also joined forces with the

Frankfort Arts Association

to teach a pastel basic

workshop on Jan. 15. There

is also a children’s class

available on Jan. 29, during

which Lisa Podlesak will

lead a snow day craft at

KidsWork Children’s Museum

in Frankfort.

Frankfort Arts Association

board member Katie

Stempniak said she encouraged

people to get involved

with the organization as an

artist, student, volunteer or

Featured artist Marikay Peter Witlock, of Chicago Heights, connects with Frankfort

Mayor Jim Holland Jan. 12 during the opening reception of the Frankfort Arts

Association’s Pastel Invitational Exhibition at the organization’s downtown Frankfort

gallery. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

supporter.

“We’ll have six shows

throughout the year, and

we’ll also have classes

ranging from children’s

classes to adults’ classes,”

Stempniak said. “You can

sign up to be a volunteer,

or you can sign up to be a

member. We have member

meetings on the second

Tuesday of every month,

and anyone can drop in and

get involved.”

The Pastel Invitational

Exhibition will be on display

at the Frankfort Arts

Association Gallery – located

at 21 Ash St., Suite

7 –through Feb. 22, and

the gallery is open to the

public from 11 a.m. to 4

p.m. Thursday through

Saturday. More information

about getting involved

with the Frankfort Arts

Association can be found

at www.frankfortartsasso

ciation.org or by following

along on Facebook or Instagram.

“Brothers” by Mokena resident Ted Fuka showcases

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Quick Bites

Treats, not trends: Cupcake creativity still strong in SW burbs

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

People love to talk about

trends in food.

Cupcakes were the next

big thing, and then (depending

on who you ask)

cupcake shops were overbaked

and ready to be

tossed by the early 2010s.

Some would argue they

saw a resurgence near the

end of the decade, while

others say their moment

has passed.

But we say a well-crafted,

tasty personal treat never

really goes out of style.

(And we’re usually right

about these things.)

The proof is in the pudding

— or, batter.

What’s in a name?

Doughs Guys, 12248 S. Harlem

Ave. in Palos Heights

Owner Sharon O’Neill

said Dough Guys’ name is

a tribute to her husband and

son. But that has not always

sat well with everyone in

the family.

“My daughters felt

slighted,” she said of the

decision.

And so: Dough Girls

Cupcakes — a brand within

a brand for the bakery’s

roster of single-serving

treats that have grown to

roughly 40 jumbo varieties

($3.50 apiece). And all of

the names that precede the

selections are tributes to

real people.

It all started with Sharon’s

Strawberry Sensation — a

vanilla cupcake with fresh

strawberries inside, topped

with a strawberry frosting

and garnished with a chocolate-covered

strawberry

— and cupcakes with the

namesakes of her daughters.

The Kelsie’s Karmel Apple

original remains, while

Claire’s evolved into Crazy

Confetti.

The list has continued

to grow exponentially

— “the majority are relatives,”

Sharon said — each

cake filled with flavors

complementing the theme,

sometimes handpicked by

the named parties. Plus,

Doughs Girls presents four

special cupcake selections

around Christmastime, and

the treats go mobile for a

number of benefits.

Reporting and photo by Bill

Jones, Managing Editor

Flourless, gluten-free

chocolatey fun

Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza,

10235 W. Lincoln Highway in

Frankfort

Das German Chocolate cupcake (left) at Fleckenstein’s in New Lenox is geared toward coconut-lovers. Sharon

O’Neill (right), owner of Dough Guys in Palos Heights, shows off her Strawberry Sensation cupcake.

When Parmesans owner

Michael Papandrea came

up with the concept for his

restaurant’s flourless chocolate

fan cupcake, he had

a vision: to create “something

great.”

The resulting creation,

which happens to be entirely

gluten-free, surpassed

his expectations by quickly

becoming one of the restaurant’s

most popular cupcakes.

“This is like a risen and

fallen souffle,” Papandrea

said. “We have another

version that’s the full cake

that’s the same. You know

when something is good

for you, it sells anyway. So,

it became one of these bestsellers

because of the fact

that it’s gluten-free.”

Made with chocolate,

eggs and sugar, and paired

with a generous portion

of the restaurant’s glutenfree

chocolate mousse, this

concoction is designed to

appeal to chocolate aficionados

with and without

special dietary needs.

The flourless chocolate

fan cupcake can be purchased

for $2.95 at the restaurant’s

bakery counter.

Parmesans also offers several

other cupcake flavors,

including turtle cheesecake

and strawberry cheesecake

varieties.

Reporting and photo by Nuria

Mathog, Contributing Editor

A delicious swirl of cotton

candy, nostalgia

Artesa Bakery, 14045 S. Bell

Road in Homer Glen

One of the 30 unique

cupcake selections at Artesa

is the cotton candy cupcake

($3 for regular size),

which is pink and blue vanilla

cake that comes frosted

with a pink and blue cotton

candy buttercream. The

dessert is garnished with

cotton candy, as well.

Artesa co-owner, baker

and cake decorator Mikayla

Machlet said the vanilla

cake is dyed blue and pink

and swirled in the cupcake

liner to form the distinctive

cotton candy look.

“I like it because it makes

me think of all the summer

festivals,” Machlet said.

“There is more of a childish

fun to them.”

Those nostalgic memories

make the cotton candy

cupcakes most popular in

the summertime, though,

like all of the cupcakes at

Artesa, they are available

year-round.

Those interested should

note most flavors have to

be pre-ordered. The bakery

needs at least 24-hour notice

for cupcake orders.

For more information

on various flavors, sizes,

prices and pre-ordering

for Artesa’s cupcakes, visit

artesabakery.com or call

(708) 645-4850.

Reporting by Thomas Czaja,

Editor

Holding on to German roots

Fleckenstein’s Bakery, 352

West Maple St. in New Lenox

The paw-fect dessert for a pooch

Smallcakes,

14225 95th Ave.,

Suite 414, in

Orland Park

Abhinanda Datta

Contributing Editor

Priding itself as a family-friendly

business, Orland

Park’s Smallcakes

caters to the furry companions,

too, with a delicious

treat.

The Pupcakes have a

simple carrot cake base

with peanut butter icing,

topped with a dog bone.

According to Smallcakes

Orland Park owner Matthew

Hackney, these special

cupcakes are “more

basic than the ones we

make for humans.”

“The Pupcakes are devoid

of ingredients we

usually put in our carrot

cakes — such as cinnamon,

pecan or coconut

Fleckenstein’s Das German

Chocolate cupcake is

perfect for coconut lovers.

The devilish chocolate cake

is filled with chocolate buttercream,

topped chocolate

shavings and Ray Fleckenstein’s

own Das German

Chocolate icing, producing

an intense coconut taste.

It also contains pecans.

As with all of Fleckenstein’s

cupcakes, the Das

German Chocolate cupcake

($2.49) has filling inside

that reflects what customers

see up top.

And Ray makes fullsized

cakes similar to the

cupcakes. Employee Debbie

Buckley said if people

are looking to purchase a

cake for a party and are unsure

of the flavor, the cupcake

is a great way to get an

idea of the taste.

“It’s the same concept,”

she said.

And coming up, for

Valentine’s Day, Fleckensteins’s

will be selling

a variety of heart-shaped

— since we do not want

the dogs to ingest them,”

he said. “We make everything

from scratch in our

kitchen, except the bone,

which is your usual storebought

dog treat.”

Dog owners can ask for

the frosting to be customized

in honor of a special

occasion.

“Our customers often

come in with special requests

when celebrating

their dogs’ birthdays,

and we can put a design

on top or even the dog’s

name,” Hackney said.

Hackney is a dog owner

and understands that sugar

can be detrimental to canine

health. With that in

mind, the Pupcakes have

a cream cheese-based

frosting that has low sugar

content.

The Pupcakes — sold

in packs of four for $5

— are always available at

the store because of their

immense popularity.

cheesecakes, cupcakes

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messages on them. The

store also is to sell special

donuts and cookies.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Contributing Editor


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The Dish

Palos Country Club makes push to expand Murphy’s on the Green offerings

Upcoming entrees,

desserts, breakfast

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more customers

Thomas Czaja, Senior Editor

In 2019, the Palos Country

Club in Orland Park

celebrated its 100th anniversary.

This year, the business

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a good start by enhancing

Murphy’s on the Green, its

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The menu at Murphy’s

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this past March.

Now, the plan is to add a

number of entrees, breakfast,

several desserts and

more, with those possibly

appearing as soon as early

this March.

“In the summertime,

people just love to come

and sit out here, and we

keep adding more patios,”

Pykett said. “We want to

make [Murphy’s] more of

a restaurant. We have a

million-dollar view here,

and we do a wonderful job

in the summer. What we

are trying to do is attract

more people in the offseason.”

As they work on updating

the menu, making sure

people know Murphy’s is

open during the winter is

key to attracting more customers.

In addition to the

bar area at Murphy’s, there

is a dining room, as well,

that Wojcik said starts to

fill up on the weekends.

Recently, Murphy’s on

the Green has been running

a special on two filet

mignon dinners for $25

beginning at 4 p.m. on Fridays

and Saturdays. That,

along with Friday fish

specials and video slots introduced

by Murphy’s last

year have helped attract

new customers.

“The fact we’ve survived

for 100 years for a

business is quite an accomplishment,”

Pykett

said. “The present owners

have been here since

the early 1970s, and it is

a family-owned business,

which is very important.”

For Wojcik, the chance

to come aboard and enhance

the menu — with

new steaks and seafood

among the upcoming entree

offerings, along with

desserts for the first time

and plans for a breakfast

menu, too — meant playing

a great role in shaping

the future of Murphy’s.

He and Pykett already revamped

the menu when

they arrived last year, with

a number of items now

available, from starters

to flatbreads to salads to

sandwiches to panini and

burgers.

“We decided to start off

with sandwiches, salads —

kind of light fare to draw

in the golf crowd and let

people know we are open

to the public,” Wojcik said

of the restaurant within

the country club. “Our

next plan is get into the

full-sized entrees. We are

pushing soups now that

it’s winter.

“We have some really

nice soups — one to two

soups daily that are house

made with real fresh ingredients.

We do a lot of

cream soups.”

While chicken dumpling,

chicken rice and

bisque are just some of the

soup offerings emphasized

during the cold season, the

Murphy’s on the

Green (at Palos

Country Club)

13100 Southwest

Highway in Orland Park

Hours

• 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 448-

6550

Web: paloscountryclub.

com/-murphys-on-thegreen(2)

Murphy’s burger ($10),

served on a toasted brioche

bun, is the restaurant’s signature

selection popular

year-round. Cheese can be

added for $1, and premium

toppings — which include

sauteed mushrooms, caramelized

onions, avocado,

bacon and fried egg — can

be added for $2.

“Our burgers are chargrilled,

seasoned simply

with salt and pepper,”

Wojcik added.

With the new menu, the

business plans to likewise

add several more panini and

sandwiches to its current

offerings. The chicken panini

($9.95) already on the

menu has spinach, artichoke

and mozzarella cheese on a

rustic Italian loaf. It is a top

seller among paninis.

Diners also can get eight

wings ($9.95) under the

starter selections. Wojcik

offers the wings with either

traditional Buffalo sauce

with blue cheese dressing,

sweet chili mango glaze

or lemon ginger sauce. A

honey barbecue sauce is to

be added for them with the

menu expansion.

In general, since Wojcik

has put his touch on the

menu, Pykett has noticed

the effect and response by

diners.

The Murphy’s burger ($10), a signature selection at Murphy’s on the Green, is shown

here with cheese and bacon. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

The shrimp Louie salad ($11.95) features chopped romaine, topped with large shrimp,

tomato wedges, cucumber and boiled egg, complete with a tangy Louie dressing.

“There’s been unbelievable

feedback,” Pykett

said. “People say they

can’t believe it’s the same

restaurant.”

Those pleased with the

changes already made are

likely to be even more satisfied

with what is still yet

to come. Whether the upcoming

desserts — likely

to feature cheesecake,

some sort of brownie sundae

and more — the new

entrees, sandwiches/paninis

and other additions,

Murphy’s is looking to

keep growing into a place

that has dishes for any

taste.

It is all part of the continual

effort to shift the

mindset of customers to

help them realize that

while Palos Country Club

definitely remains a place

for a round of golf, or weddings

and banquets, it also

features Murphy’s.

“Most people, for places

like this, it is not a place

that pops into your mind;

‘Let’s go to dinner there,’”

Pykett said. “We want to

change that mentality to

bring people in.”


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5. Senior on the

Lockport Township

boys swimming

team, Augusto ___

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painter, William

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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.

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-

7339)

■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month:

Laugh Riot. Cost is

$25 and includes

dinner, two beers

and a comedy show.

For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.

com.

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■6 ■ p.m. - 12 a.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■6 ■ p.m. - 12 a.m.

Fridays and Saturdays:

Live Band

■6 ■ p.m. - 12 a.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

MOKENA

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St., Mokena;

(708) 478-8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

Fridays and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

NEW LENOX

Hickory Creek Brewing

Company

(1005 W. Laraway Road,

New Lenox. (779) 803-

3974)

■3 ■ p.m.-close Fridays:

Happy Hour from 3

to 6 p.m. followed by

Smokin’ Z BBQ food

truck from 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. and live

music.

To place an event in The

Scene, email b.conboy

@22ndcenturymedia.com.

answers

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If you are looking for the perfect ranch home

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• 229 Willow St.,

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• 8000 W. Kingston

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• 22856 Lakeview

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• 7319 Colony Lane 3b,

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— Serafino Formentini to

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• 246 Franklin Ave.,

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SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 8112 W EVERGREEN DR,

FRANKFORT, IL 60423 (SINGLE

FAMILY). On the 13th day of February,

2020 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: JPMORGAN

CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-

CIATION Plaintiff V. RICHARD E.

MERCIER AND TAMMY LEA

MERCIER AKA TAMMY MER-

CIER AKA TAMMY L.MERCIER

Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 1937 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Heavner Beyers and Mihlar LLC

111 E. Main Street,

Decatur, Illinois 62523

P: 217-422-1719

F: 217-422-1754

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 20132 South Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort, IL 60423 (n/a). On

the 13th day of February, 2020 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: Suburban Bank &Trust Company,

Now aPart of Old Plank Trail

Community Bank NA Plaintiff V.

Catherine M. Meyers; Discover

Bank; Court Homes of Frankfort

Square Condominium Association

No. 1 Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0556 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

WALINSKILAW.COM

2215 ENTERPRISE DRIVE SUITE

1512

WESTCHESTER, IL 60154

P: 312 704-0771

F:

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 21443 South 80th Avenue, Frankfort,

IL 60423 (Single Family ). On the

6th day of February, 2020 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: Citimortgage, Inc. Plaintiff V.

William A. Bavirsha aka William

Bavirsha; CitiBank, Federal Savings

Bank; Unknown Owners and

Non-Record Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0776 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 bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condo-

minium Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 8485 Stone Creek Boulevard,

Frankfort, IL 60423 (Single Family ).

On the 30th day of January, 2020 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: Nations Direct Mortgage, LLC

Plaintiff V. Laura L. Nuccio aka

Laura Nuccio aka Laura Lynn Nuccio;

The Stone Creek Homeowners'

Association; University ofIllinois Employees

Credit Union; United States

of America; Quick Bridge Funding,

LLC; Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0809 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 incash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 525 Lincoln Lane, Frankfort, IL

60423 (Single Family ). On the 13th

day of February, 2020 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: Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a

Champion Mortgage Company Plaintiff

V. Unknown heirs and legatees of

Ruth A.Reinhofer aka Ruth Reinhofer

aka Ruth Ann Carl aka Ruth Ann

Reinhofer; Secretary of Housing and

Urban Development; Illinois Housing

Development Authority; Martin Reinhofer;

Kathy Baraban aka Kathleen

Gossett aka Kathleen Fletcher; Unknown

Heirs and Legatees of Patricia

Donaldson; Johnny Reinhofer; Jonathan

Womack Special Representative

for Ruth A. Reinhofer; Unknown

Owners and Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0870 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.


2702 Public

Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

That on February 9 , 2020 a sale

will be held at:

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CAR GALLERY

10317 VANS DR UNIT C

FRANKFORT, IL 60423

All bids to be in writing, to sell the

following articles to enforce a lien

existing under the laws of the State

of Illinois against such articles for

labor, services, skills or a material

expanded upon or storage furnished

for such articles at the request

of the following designated

person(s), unless articles are redeemed

within thirty (30) days of

the publication of this.

NAMES: STEVON J WILLIAMS

VEHICLE:2015 DODGE CHAL-

LENGER SRT GREEN/BLACK

VIN: 2C3CDZDJ6FH816616

AMOUNT: $18,600.82

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-

TIONAL ASSOCIATION

Plaintiff,

vs.

RICHARD E. MERCIER AND

TAMMY LEA MERCIER AKA

TAMMY MERCIER AKA TAMMY L.

MERCIER

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1937

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice is hereby given that pursuant

to a judgment entered in the above

cause on the 7th day of November,

2019 , MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of February, 2020 , commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the

Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N.

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

60432, sell at public auction to the highest

and best bidder or bidders the following-described

real estate:

fka 09-14-202-010 LOT 10, IN

BLOCK 10, IN FRANKFORT

SQUARE UNIT 4, BEING A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OF THE NORTH

1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF

SECTION 14, IN TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH AND IN RANGE 12 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

JUNE 6, 1972, AS DOCUMENT NO.

R72-15231, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly known as:

8112 W EVERGREEN DR, FRANK-

FORT, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

SINGLE FAMILY

P.I.N.:

19-09-14-202-010-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of February, 2020 , commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the

Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N.

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

frankfortstationdaily.com 60432, sell at public auction to the high-

Catherine M. Meyers; Discover

classifieds

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est and best bidder or bidders the following-described

real estate:

fka 09-14-202-010 LOT 10, IN

CLASSIFIEDS

BLOCK 10, IN FRANKFORT No. 19 CH 0556

SQUARE UNIT 4, BEING A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OF THE NORTH

1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF

SECTION 14, IN TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH AND IN RANGE 12 EAST

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OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

PLAT RIDIAN, THEREOF ACCORDING RECORDED

TO THE

JUNE 6, 1972, AS DOCUMENT NO.

R72-15231, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly 2703 known as: Legal

8112 W EVERGREEN DR, FRANK-

FORT, IL 60423 Notices

Description of Improvements:

SINGLE FAMILY

P.I.N.:

19-09-14-202-010-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is a condominium,

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

a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

of the 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party obtains

a court order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Heavner Beyers and Mihlar LLC

111 E. Main Street,

Decatur, Illinois 62523

P: 217-422-1719

F: 217-422-1754

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Suburban Bank & Trust Company, Now

a Part of Old Plank Trail Community

Bank NA

Plaintiff,

vs.

Catherine M. Meyers; Discover Bank;

Court Homes of Frankfort Square Condominium

Association No. 1

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0556

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice is hereby given that pursuant

to a judgment entered in the above

cause on the 1st day of March, 2020,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of February, 2020 , commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the

Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N.

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

60432, sell at public auction to the highest

and best bidder or bidders the following-described

real estate:

UNIT NO. 170, COURT HOMES OF

FRANKFORT SQUARE CONDO-

MINIUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1 AS

DELINEATED ON THE CONDO-

MINIUM SURVEY OF PART OF

LOTS IN THE COURT HOMES OF

FRANKFORT SQUART UNIT 2,

Suburban Bank & Trust Company, Now

a Part of Old Plank Trail Community

Bank NA

Plaintiff,

vs.

Court Homes of Frankfort Square Condominium

Association No. 1

Defendant.

P.I.N.:

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Public notice is hereby given that pursuant

to a judgment entered in Fax the It above 708.326.9179 time of sale and the balance within

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

cause on the 1st day of March, 2020, twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will Charge fee It

Automotive

shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursu-

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of February, 2020 , DEADLINE commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the mortgagee, judgment creditor, 4 or lines/ other

ant to - its credit bid at the sale or

$52 by any

Will County Courthouse Annex, Friday 57 N. at lienor 3pmacquiring the residential 7 papers real estate

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

whose rights in and to the residen-

60432, sell at public auction to the highest

and 2703 best bidder Legal or bidders the fol-

payments 2703 shall be made Legal in cash or certitial

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

lowing-described real estate:

fied funds payable to the Sheriff of Will

UNIT NO. 170, Notices COURT HOMES OF County. Notices

FRANKFORT SQUARE CONDO- In the event the property is a condominium,

MINIUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1 AS

in accordance with 735 ILCS

DELINEATED ON THE CONDO- 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

MINIUM SURVEY OF PART OF ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

LOTS IN THE COURT HOMES OF

FRANKFORT SQUART UNIT 2,

BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART

OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER

OF SECTION 13, IN TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH AND IN RANGE 12 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OC-

TOBER 19, 1971, AS DOCUMENT

NO. R71-25719; PART OF LOTS IN

THE COURT HOMES OF FRANK-

FORT SQUARE UNIT 3, BEING A

SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SEC-

TION 13, IN TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH AND IN RANGE 12 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

MAY 30, 1972, AS DOCUMENT NO.

R72-14286; PART OF LOTS IN THE

TOWNHOMES OF FRANKFORT

SQUARE UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH

HALF OF THE NORTHWEST

QUARTER OF SECTION 13, IN

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH AND IN

RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEM-

BER 29, 1971, AS DOCUMENT NO.

R71-23641 AND PART OF LOT 1,

IN THE COURT HOMES OF

FRANKFORT SQUARE UNIT NO.

1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF

THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF

SECTION 13, IN TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH AND IN RANGE 12 EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEP-

TEMBER 29, 1971, AS DOCUMENT

NO. R71-23642, WHICH CONDO-

MINIUM SURVEY IS ATTACHED

AS EXHIBIT â! œAâ! › TO THE

DECLARATION OF CONDOMIN-

IUM OWNERSHIP MADE BY

HOFFMAN ROSNER CORPORA-

TION, RECORDED IN THE OF-

FICE OF THE RECORDER OF

DEEDS OF WILL COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS, AS DOCUMENT NO.

R72-2236, AS AMENDED FROM

TIME TO TIME; TOGETHER

WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENT-

AGE INTEREST IN SAID PARCEL

(EXCEPTING FROM SAID PAR-

CEL ALL THE PROPERTY AND

SPACE COMPROMISING ALL

THE UNITS THEREOF AS DE-

FINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID

DECLARATION AND SURVEY), IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

20132 South Frankfort Square Road,

Frankfort, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

n/a

P.I.N.:

19-09-13-124-002-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is a condominium,

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

THE UNITS THEREOF AS DE-

FINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID

DECLARATION AND SURVEY), IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

Frankfort, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

n/a

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

of the 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party obtains

a court order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

WALINSKILAW.COM

2215 ENTERPRISE DRIVE SUITE

1512

WESTCHESTER, IL 60154

P: 312 704-0771

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Citimortgage, Inc.

Plaintiff,

vs.

William A. Bavirsha aka William Bavirsha;

CitiBank, Federal Savings Bank;

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0776

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice is hereby given that pursuant

to a judgment entered in the above

cause on the 18th day of October,

2019 , MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

6th day of February, 2020 , commencing

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction to the highest and

best bidder or bidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 113 AND LOT 114 (EXCEPT

THE SOUTH 123.7 FEET

THEREOF) IN ARTHUR T. MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANY’S LIN-

COLN ESTATES, BEING A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OF SECTION 24,

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL

MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

APRIL 14, 1930 IN BOOK 23 OF

PLATS, PAGE 14, AS DOCUMENT

NO. 439984, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly known as:

21443 South 80th Avenue, Frankfort,

IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

19-09-24-302-029-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction to the highest and

best bidder or bidders the following-de-

LOT 113 AND LOT 114 (EXCEPT

THE SOUTH 123.7 FEET

THEREOF) IN ARTHUR T. MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANY’S LIN-

COLN ESTATES, BEING A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OF SECTION 24,

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

EAST OFHelp THEWanted

THIRD PRINCIPAL Real Estate Public notice is hereby Merchandise given that pursuant

to a judgment entered in the above

MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF per lineRECORDED

cause on the 25th day of October,

APRIL 14, 1930

$13 IN BOOK 23 OF

$502019 , MIKE KELLEY,

$30 Sheriff of Will

PLATS, PAGE 4 lines/ 14, AS DOCUMENT7 lines/ County, Illinois, will4 on lines/ Thursday, the

NO. 439984, 7 papers IN WILL COUNTY, IL- 7 papers 30th day of January, 7 2020 papers , commencing

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

LINOIS.

Commonly known as:

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, 2703 Room 201, Legal Joliet, IL 60432,

21443 South 2703 80th Avenue, Legal Frankfort,

IL 60423

sell at public auction to the highest and

Description Notices

of Improvements:

best bidder or Notices

bidders the following-de-

Single Family

P.I.N.:

19-09-24-302-029-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is a condominium,

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

a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

of the 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party obtains

a court order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Nations Direct Mortgage, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

Laura L. Nuccio aka Laura Nuccio aka

Laura Lynn Nuccio; The Stone Creek

Homeowners' Association; University

of Illinois Employees Credit Union;

United States of America; Quick Bridge

Funding, LLC; Unknown Owners and

Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0809

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice is hereby given that pursuant

to a judgment entered in the above

cause on the 25th day of October,

2019 , MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

30th day of January, 2020 , commencing

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction to the highest and

best bidder or bidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 69 IN STONE CREEK PHASE

TWO, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4

AND THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF

SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35

Nations Direct Mortgage, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

Laura L. Nuccio aka Laura Nuccio aka

Laura Lynn Nuccio; The Stone Creek

of Illinois Employees Credit Union;

United States of America; Quick Bridge

Funding, LLC; Unknown Owners and

Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0809

scribed real estate:

LOT 69 IN STONE CREEK PHASE

TWO, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4

AND THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF

SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

8485 Stone Creek Boulevard, Frankfort,

IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

19-09-35-104-008-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable to the Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is a condominium,

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

a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

of the 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 of the surplus and that the

surplus will be held until a party obtains

a court order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion

Mortgage Company

Plaintiff,

vs.

Unknown heirs and legatees of Ruth A.

Reinhofer aka Ruth Reinhofer aka Ruth

Ann Carl aka Ruth Ann Reinhofer; Secretary

of Housing and Urban Development;

Illinois Housing Development

Authority; Martin Reinhofer; Kathy Baraban

aka Kathleen Gossett aka Kathleen

Fletcher; Unknown Heirs and

Legatees of Patricia Donaldson; Johnny

Reinhofer; Jonathan Womack Special

Representative for Ruth A. Reinhofer;

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants


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2703 Legal

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2703 Legal

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2703 Legal

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2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

Reinhofer; Jonathan Womack Special

Representative for Ruth A.Reinhofer;

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0870

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 21st day of October, 2019,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

13th day of February, 2020 ,commencing

at 12:00 o'clock noon, at the

Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N.

Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL

60432, sell at public auction to the highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 19, BLOCK 12, IN ARTHUR T.

MCINTOSH & CO.'S LINCOLN

MEADOWS UNIT NO. 2,ASUBDI-

VISION OF PART OF THE NORTH

HALF OF SECTION 21, TOWN-

SHIP 35 NORTH, AND RANGE 12

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL

MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

JANUARY 11, 1960 AS DOCU-

MENT NO. 895415, AND CERTIFI-

CATE OF CORRECTION RE-

CORDED APRIL 8, 1960 AS DOCU-

MENT NO. 901302 IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

525 Lincoln Lane, Frankfort, IL

60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

19-09-21-115-016-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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Notice of Online Storage Auction

Storage Sense located at 22001 S

104th Ave in Frankfort IL 60423,

815-464-0707. Will hold an online

storage auction on storagetreasures.com

onJanuary 30th 2020 at

12:00 noon.

Unit 538 – Paris Alexander of

Frankfort, ILcontents of unit include

(1) curio cabinet (1) table

with (4) chairs, (1) electric fireplace

(1) mirror (3) candle holders

AD FOR BID

Notice is hereby given to potential

Bidders that the Frankfort Park

District will be receiving sealed

bids for 2020 Commissioners Park

Pickleball Court

Improvements-Court Color Coating.

The Work for this Project primarily

consists of color coating

construction of 3pickleball courts.

The scope of work includes color

coating 3 pickleball courts.

Bid Documents may be obtained

free ofcharge from the office of

Design Perspectives, 1280 Iroquois

Avenue, Suite 110, Naperville, Illinois

60563 starting January 23,

2020 by submitting an email req

u e s t

t o

tod@design-perspectives.net. Hard

copies available upon request.

Please contact Design Perspectives,

Inc. at (630) 428-3134 with

any general questions regarding

this project.

Each bid must be placed in a sealed

opaque envelope clearly marked

“Sealed Bid: 2020 Commissioners

Park Pickleball Court Improvements-Court

Color Coating”

and addressed to the Frankfort

Park District, 140 Oak Street,

Frankfort, IL 60423. Bids will be

received until 1:00 pm, on February

6, 2020, at which time the bid

proposals will be publicly opened

and read aloud at 140 Oak Street,

Frankfort, IL 60423.

The Frankfort Park District Board

of Park Commissioners reserves

the right to waive all technicalities,

to accept orreject any or all bids,

to accept only portions of a proposal

and reject the remainder

without disclosure for any reason.

Failure to make such adisclosure

will not result in accrual ofany

right, claim or cause of action by

any Bidder against the Frankfort

Park District. The Frankfort Park

District will award the Contract to

the lowest most responsible and responsive

Bidder, asdetermined by

the Park District. After bid opening,

no bids may be withdrawn and

all bids shall remain firm for ninety

(90) days.

Bids shall not include federal excise

tax or state sales tax for materials

and equipment tobeincorporated

in, or fully consumed in the

performance of, the Work. An Exemption

Certificate will be furnished

by the Frankfort Park District

on request ofthe Bidder, for

use inconnection with this Project

only.

The Work ofthis Project issubject

to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act,

820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. A prevailing

wage determination has

been made by the Park District,

which isthe same as that determined

by the Illinois Department

of Labor for public works projects

in Will County. The Contract en-

tered into for the Work will be

drawn in compliance with said law

and proposals should be prepared

accordingly and provide for payment

of all laborers, workmen, and

mechanics needed to perform the

Work at no less than the prevailing

rate of wages (including the prevailing

rate for legal holiday and

overtime work in and as applicable)

for each craft, type of worker,

or mechanic.

All bid proposals must be accompanied

byabid bond or bank cashier’s

check payable to the Frankfort

Park District for ten percent (10%)

of the amount of the bid as provided

inthe Instructions toBidders.

No proposals or bids will be

considered unless accompanied by

such bond or check.

The Contractor selected will also

be required tocomply with all applicable

federal, state and local

laws, rules, regulations and executive

orders including but not limited

to those pertaining toequal

employment opportunity.

By order of the Board of Park

Commissioners of the Frankfort

Park District.

AD FOR BID

Notice is hereby given to potential

Bidders that the Frankfort Park

District will be receiving sealed

bids for 2020 Commissioners Park

Pickleball Court

Improvements-Fencing. The Work

for this Project primarily consists

of fencing construction of 3pickleball

courts. The scope of work includes

fencing.

Bid Documents may be obtained

free ofcharge from the office of

Design Perspectives, 1280 Iroquois

Avenue, Suite 110, Naperville, Illinois

60563 starting January 23,

2020 by submitting an email req

u e s t

t o

tod@design-perspectives.net. Hard

copies available upon request.

Please contact Design Perspectives,

Inc. at (630) 428-3134 with

any general questions regarding

this project.

Each bid must be placed in a sealed

opaque envelope clearly marked

“Sealed Bid: 2020 Commissioners

Park Pickleball Court Improvements-Fencing”

and addressed

to the Frankfort Park District,

140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL

60423. Bids will be received until

1:00 pm, onFebruary 6, 2020, at

which time the bid proposals will

be publicly opened and read aloud

at 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL

60423.

The Frankfort Park District Board

of Park Commissioners reserves

the right to waive all technicalities,

to accept orreject any orall bids,

to accept only portions of a proposal

and reject the remainder

without disclosure for any reason.

Failure to make such adisclosure

will not result in accrual ofany

right, claim or cause of action by

any Bidder against the Frankfort

Park District. The Frankfort Park

District will award the Contract to

the lowest most responsible and responsive

Bidder, asdetermined by

the Park District. After bid opening,

no bids may be withdrawn and

all bids shall remain firm for ninety

(90) days.

Bids shall not include federal ex-

cise tax or state sales tax for materials

and equipment tobeincorporated

in, or fully consumed in the

performance of, the Work. An Exemption

Certificate will be furnished

by the Frankfort Park District

on request ofthe Bidder, for

use inconnection with this Project

only.

The Work ofthis Project issubject

to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act,

820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. A prevailing

wage determination has

been made by the Park District,

which isthe same as that determined

by the Illinois Department

of Labor for public works projects

in Will County. The Contract entered

into for the Work will be

drawn in compliance with said law

and proposals should be prepared

accordingly and provide for payment

of all laborers, workmen, and

mechanics needed to perform the

Work at no less than the prevailing

rate of wages (including the prevailing

rate for legal holiday and

overtime work in and as applicable)

for each craft, type of worker,

or mechanic.

All bid proposals must be accompanied

byabid bond or bank cashier’s

check payable to the Frankfort

Park District for ten percent (10%)

of the amount of the bid as provided

inthe Instructions toBidders.

No proposals or bids will be

considered unless accompanied by

such bond or check.

The Contractor selected will also

be required tocomply with all applicable

federal, state and local

laws, rules, regulations and executive

orders including but not limited

to those pertaining toequal

employment opportunity.

By order of the Board of Park

Commissioners of the Frankfort

Park District.

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2-Queen size bed frames $20

ea, 2-Crystal-look table lamps

w/ shades $50 pr. Call

460-2587

2recliners $35 each or $60 for

both. Text 708-846-1556

24” aluminum pipe wrench

$30, 24” cast iron pape wrench

$20, 18” cast iron pipe wrench

$15, 14” cast iron pipe wrench

$10, 10” cast iron pipe wrench

$5. Call 708-448-9597

24 party various colors and 9

candelabra bulbs $10. Call

708-429-3623

2pr Cross Country Skis

200mm with boots (size 44)

poles, socks, and ski pants

$30/All Call 708-645-4562

4pk clear or white Nite lite

bulbs $3, 2pk 40w appliance

bulbs $4, 3ft power strip 6outlet

$6, 4pk Rayovac alkaline D

b atteries $5. Call

708-460-8308

5 Scott stamp catalogs 2016

J-M, 2017 C-F, 2018 A-B,

2018 C-D, 2018 US $10 ALL

Call 708-99-7223

All ofL. Lamour sht. stories.

28 HB volumes $45. Very

Good Condition. Call

708-966-4847

Arcadian office chair brown

leather new, cost $179 asking

$50 Call 708-599-6796

Beautiful sturdy solid wood

rocking chair, excellent condition,

$100. Call 708-408-1576

Bird cages $12.50 each Call

708-478-8976

Church pew $65 Call

815-348-2884

Curio cabinet with light $50

Call 708-429-4327

File cabinet, good condition.

18w-25d-52h. Asking $40.

Call 708-599-6796

Fossilized shark tooth $50.

Metal tool cabinet 1shelf, 1

door, heavy duty $50. Call

708-535-9354

Four Goodyear tires

LT275/65/R18 $95 Call

815-838-3182

FREE: Complete paper back

set ofLouis L’Amour Western

novels. All in good condition.

Text 708-479-5476

General AP 31-10.50R15 LT

tire on 6 lug Chevy rim for

Blazer or truck. Like new, was

a spare. $90 Call 708-710-0170

HotPoint gas stove works

great. $90 Call 815-735-5063

Ice Blast w/s de-icer 32oz $5, 6

volt lantern $2, 1gal red plastic

gas can $5, Men’s caps

White Sox orAZ Wildcats $3

ea. Call 708-460-8308

Knee scooter $45, Oak swivel

bar stools $25 ea. Call

815-348-2884

Ladies long blk coat with hood

size 2xl never worn $50, Mens

leather suburban jacket 44lg

$25, tan suburban with hood xl

$15 Call 815-478-3870

Ladies winter coats -long red

lrg $15, long black lrg $25,

black leather $50. All in excellent

condition. Call

779-324-5208

Life size -full color cardboard

cutout of Dennis Rodman in

Bull’s uniform. Call

815-464-1133

New 9” Torpedo level $5,

Hyde tile cutter pliers $12,

Sears 10pc metric socket set

$10, Battery orpipe cleaner $6,

7pc screwdriver set $7. Call

708-460-8308

New alum. scoop shovel 14in

wide $22, new Ames bent handle

snow shovel $22, H/D

snow shovel new bottom blade

$12, New 5pc min. pliers set

$20. Call 708-460-8308

One 3/8 chain 30ft long $30,

one 3/8 chain 9ft long $10, one

Skill saw 71/4 inch $25, assorted

hammers $5 ea. Call

708-574-9174

Reclining loveseat with center

console &cup holders. Brown

color, good condition. $75

Call 815-838-0239

Snow skies - 3 pairs w/poles,

5’6” Dynastar, 5’6” Rosignol,

6’3” Heads. Excellent condition

$100 Call 708-717-5054

Solomon Optima lack downhill

ski boots size 9 $20. Call

708-785-3085

Sony portable CD boombox

great condition $10, golf umbrellas

$10 ea, tennis racquet

$10, Sears 3/8” electric drill

$20, Black & Decker edger

$10 Call 708-601-1947

Tool box 24”x10”x10” welded

steel with lock hasp $50. Bird

cages $12.50 each. Call

708-478-8976

U.S. Army jacket -authentic

original and in vey good condition

$25 OBO Call

708-403-2525

Weather Tech for GMC Terrain

floor liners $40, cargo

shade $40. Or $70 for both.

Good condition. Call

708-288-3874

White Sox official icing beverage

tub, new $25. Sears meat

grinder, old $35. Call

708-645-4245

Woman’s black leather Harley

Davidson jacket &vest used

once like new. $99

815-530-9000

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2703 Legal Notices

FREE FREE FREE

Village of Frankfort

General Conditions/Instruction to Bidders

For 2020-2022 Rough Cut Lot Maintenance

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jacob Falejczyk

Jacob Falejczyk is a

senior swimmer and water

polo player at Lincoln-

Way East.

The team is doing

tremendous this

season. What are your

impressions of the

season so far?

It’s been really great to

see. We lost a lot of good

guys from last year’s team

but we came into the season

working hard and it’s

been really cool to see the

team come together.

How did you first

start getting into

swimming?

I started swimming in the

third grade and I haven’t

stopped since. I saw a flyer

for the Gators swim team

and figured, ‘What’s the

harm?’ Now there’s just a

bond and I love it.

Do you play any other

sports?

I played football in

grade school. But I pretty

much got into swimming

so I stopped that after seventh

grade. But then I got

into water polo through

swimming.

So what do you like

better, swimming or

water polo?

Early on it was swimming.

But I love the physicality

of water polo, so now

it’s that. I’ve broken my

nose twice playing water

polo. But I just enjoy everything

about it, especially the

bond with your teammates.

What have you

learned from East

boys swimming coach

Steve Anderson?

He’s pushed me far beyond

what I’ve thought I

could do. He’s a great motivator.

He doesn’t give up

on us and we don’t give

up on him. He’s taught me

that hard work pays off

outside the pool, too.

What’s your favorite

event in swimming?

The 100-yard butterfly is

my favorite. It’s definitely

the most difficult but I like

to push myself and see how

much I can improve. I went

to state last year in the 400-

yard freestyle relay and it

was great to share that with

my teammates.

Speaking of going to

state, what was it?

Like to not only go to

state in water polo but become

the first Griffin team,

boys or girls, to bring

home a trophy in the sport

with a fourth-place finish.

It was very humbling to

get to state and to thrive

3

Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

off each other there. It was

great to make history at the

same time, too.

If you could be any

superhero, who would

you be and why?

Batman. Because he

doesn’t have any superpowers.

He gets his power

from his character. He’s a

high-character guy.

Are you planning to

play water polo or

swim in college?

As of now, no. I’m going

to major in chemical

engineering and plan to go

to the University of Dayton.

But if the opportunity

to play water polo or swim

on a club team there was

available, I’d probably

take it. These sports are

my passion.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lincoln-Way East?

Being able to be on a

team. You get to be part

of a new community and

school. You form a bond

and become great friends

with different people.

Interview conducted by

freelance reporter Randy

Whalen.

Girls Basketball

LW East falls to rival Knights

for first time in over a decade

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East expected

to be challenged

by a stingy Lincoln-Way

Central defense on Thursday,

Jan. 16, but the Griffins

certainly could not

have imagined being held

to seven field goals in the

game.

“The ball didn’t go in

too often,” East coach Jim

Nair said. “It was a little

frustrating, the girls got

frustrated. We did a little

bit better in the second

half as far as the angles

we were attacking, but

Lincoln-Way Central did

a good job defending some

of our key girls, and we

didn’t step up.”

Senior guard Regan Lo-

Conte did step up for Central.

She scored 19 points

and the Knights rolled to

a 42-31 win over the Griffins

in a SouthWest Suburban

crossover in New

Lenox.

It was the first win for

Central (11-8 through Friday,

Jan. 17) over East

(11-5) since the 2007-08

season.

“All of us are pretty excited

since they’re our rival

team,” LoConte said.

“We all feel really good

about it.”

Olivia Molnar led the

Griffins with 17 points, but

no one else on East topped

the five put up by Brianna

Primus. Andie Perch had

seven rebounds.

Azyah Newson-Cole

added 10 points for Central,

Haley Stoklosa had

seven points and eight

rebounds, and Megan

Hutchinson pulled down

13 rebounds.

“For the most part, we

Lincoln-Way East’s Olivia Molnar drives against

Lincoln-Way Central on Thursday, Jan. 16, in New

Lenox. Molnar scored 17 points in the Griffins’ 42-31

loss. Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

did a good job defensively,”

Nair said. We lost

[LoConte] two or three

times and she’s a great

shooter, and she made us

pay. Azyah did a great job

handling the ball for them.

She doesn’t play like a

freshman.”

East could never get

on track offensively. The

Knights shut out the Griffins

over the first four-plus

minutes, jumping to an

8-0 lead, and never looked

back.

15 of the Griffins’ points

came at the free-throw

line. Molnar hit 13 free

throws.

Typically a strong outside

shooting team, East

got few looks on jumpers

and hit just two 3-pointers.

“[Theresa Snaidauf] did

a great job on Lilly Genis,”

said Central coach

Dave Campanile, who

was on the staff at East

for 12 years. “She’s shut

6

many people down with

her face-guarding. Haley

[Stoklosa] did a great job

on Andie [Perch]. We tell

the girls that the way we

defend, if we can just a hit

a few shots on the other

hand, we’re going to have

a chance to win the game.”

Despite their shooting

struggles, the Griffins were

still right in the game down

just 17-11 at halftime, but

Central extended the lead

to 32-20 after three and

cruised from there.

It was the third loss in

four games for East, including

defeats to Homewood-Flossmoor

and

Bolingbrook.

“We’ve got to do a better

job getting everyone

involved and setting other

kids up,” Nair said. “I think

we can get easy baskets off

our press and our fast break.

We haven’t got that the

last couple games, and the

scores have reflected it.”


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Boys Bowling

4

Griffins fall short at regional, but advance four

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way East is still

looking for its first trip to

the state finals since 2012.

The Griffins did not find it

this season, either. But they

are sending four bowlers to

the sectional.

Seniors Luke Mittler

(12th, 1,248), Anthony

Bria (1,234), Nick Signore

(1,225), and Demitri Przybylinski

(1,206) all advanced

individually out of

the Joliet West Regional on

Saturday, Jan. 18, at Town

and Country Lanes in Joliet.

The Griffins (5,952 pins

over six games) finished

sixth in the team race, with

only the top four teams advancing.

"We were right there,"

East coach Dan Galligan

said. "We got off to a great

start. We just weren't able

to maintain that pace. After

the fourth game, we realized

we weren't going to

make some of those scores

and get out as a team. So,

we wanted to qualify as

many as we can.

"Of course, the goal

was the entire team, but to

qualify four guys out of a

loaded regional is great."

Lincoln-Way West’s

Cameron Jablonski (1,420)

won the individual title.

Host Joliet West (6,402)

won the team championship,

followed by Lincoln-Way

West (6,333),

Minooka (6,282) and Lincoln-Way

Central (6,184).

All four of those teams

will be at what is probably

the toughest sectional in the

state, the Lockport Sectional

on Saturday, Jan. 25, at

Strike and Spare.

The state finals are set

for Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday,

Feb. 1, at St. Clair

Bowl in O'Fallon.

The senior quartet from

East will join them at the

sectional.

While it was nice to get

most of the team through,

the Griffins were right

there after the morning session.

They were tied for the

fourth and final qualifying

spot with Minooka at

3,083 pins. But a 928 in the

fourth game, coupled with

a 1,130 score for Minooka,

dropped East to sixth and

155 pins out of qualifying.

"We finished off the

morning session tied with

Minooka," Mittler said.

"We got on it and tried

our best, we just couldn't

keep up [in the afternoon].

There's not much you can

do.

"I just continued to try

my hardest to make it

through. I did and I'm glad

I got three other teammates

with me."

All three of East's morning

games were at least

a 992, and a 1,050 in the

second game was the high

mark. A 2,869 afternoon

total was not enough to get

the Griffins through, however.

Providence, which has

only had a varsity team for

the past five years, qualified

three guys for the sectional.

They are junior Sean

Fitzgibbon (1,262, 10th

overall), junior Carson Pass

(1,238), and senior Andrew

King (1,205). Also bowling

for the Celtics were juniors

John Ruppel (1,065) and

Cain Headrick (1,063).

The Celtics were consistent

all day, shooting a

2,922 which placed them

seventh in the morning,

and following that up with

a 2,911 in the afternoon to

stay in seventh. They had a

high game of 1,021 in the

fourth but followed that up

with a low of 939 in the

fifth game.

Jablonski bowled a 202,

245, and 240 in the morning

for a 687 series. That

was very good, but he really

took off in the afternoon

and rolled games of

239, 246, and 248 to end.

In the last game, his best of

the day, he had six straight

strikes between the fourth

and ninth frames.

That helped him slip

past Minooka sophomore

Efrain Soto (1.379) by 41

pins. Soto shot a 300 in the

fourth game. Seniors Julian

Ramos (1,357) and Lucas

Pirc (1,340) were third and

fourth, respectively, and

helped Joliet West rally.

"Outstanding," Jablonski

said of how it felt to win

the individual title. "It's my

senior year and it feels so

good that I won it. I can't

thank the team enough and

we're happy to advance."

Roundup

LW East graduate Allegretti headed to the Super Bowl

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

In his first NFL season,

Nick Allegretti will play in

football’s biggest game.

Allegretti, a Lincoln-

Way East graduate and

Frankfort native, is headed

to Super Bowl LIV in Miami

with the Kansas City

Chiefs.

The Chiefs beat the Tennessee

Titans 35-24 in the

AFC Championship Game

on Sunday, Jan. 19, to seal

their first trip to the Super

Bowl since the 1969 season.

Allegretti, an offensive

lineman out of the University

of Illinois, has played

in both of the Chiefs’ playoff

games, primarily on

special teams.

The Chiefs will take on

the San Francisco 49ers

in the Super Bowl at 5:30

p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at

Hard Rock Stadium.

Henning takes on Hawaii

Lincoln-Way East’s AJ

Henning played his final

high school football game

in paradise.

Henning played in the

Polynesian Bowl, featuring

dozens of the top

players in the country, on

Saturday, Jan. 18, in the

Honolulu suburb of Halawa,

Hawaii.

He had one catch for

seven yards to help Team

Mauka beat Team Makai

20-13.

It was Henning’s second

All-Star game as he also

participated in the U.S.

Army All-American Bowl,

recording one catch for

three yards.

Fans can next expect to

see Henning on the track,

as he said he plans to compete

for the Griffins in the

spring. He finished fourth

in Class 3A in the 100-meter

dash last year.

Kansas City Chiefs rookie offensive lineman and

Lincoln-Way East alum Nick Allegretti (fifth from left)

poses with East coach Rob Zvonar (third from right)

and other friends and family before the Chiefs’ game

against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Dec. 22.

Photo submitted

Griffins second at SWSC

Blue dance competition

The Lincoln-Way East

competitive dance team

put up a score of 83.65 to

finish as the SouthWest

Suburban Blue runner-up

at the conference meet Jan.

15 at Lockport. Sandburg

won the championship.

The Griffins are set to

compete in the Normal Sectional

on Saturday, Jan. 25.

LW co-op gymnasts win

Neuqua Invite

Lincoln-Way won the

Neuqua Valley Invitational

on Saturday, Jan. 18, scoring

141.775 to edge Andrew

co-op (141.5).

Allie Reis won the floor

exercise (9.575), took third

2

on vault (9.4) and was

fourth in the all-around

(35.725).

Korina Jarosz was the

winner on the uneven bars

(9.35) and the runner-up

on the balance beam (9.3).

Skylar Koczor (9.45) was

second on vault, while

Olivia Gonda (8.75) took

fourth on bars.

East girls bowlers win two

duals

The Griffins beat Stagg

1,723-1,680 on Jan. 14 and

topped Lincoln-Way Central

1,716-1,628 on Jan.

16.

East will compete in the

SouthWest Suburban Conference

meet on Saturday,

Jan. 25, at Bowlero Woodridge.


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This Week In

GRIFFINS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 24 – hosts

Homewood-Flossmoor, 6:30

p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 – at Shepard,

7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 23 – hosts Sandburg,

6:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 – hosts

Bolingbrook, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS BOWLING

■Jan. ■ 25 – Lockport

Sectional at Strike and

Spare, 9 a.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Jan. ■ 25 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference meet

at Bowlero Woodridge, 9

a.m.

■Jan. ■ 27 – hosts Downers

Grove South at Thunder

Bowl, 4:30 p.m.

CHEERLEADING

■Jan. ■ 24 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference meet

at LW Central, 5 p.m.

DANCE

■Jan. ■ 25 – at Normal

Sectional, TBA

BOYS SWIMMING

■Jan. ■ 23 – at Homewood-

Flossmoor, 5 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 – at Sandburg,

5 p.m.

WRESTLING

■Jan. ■ 24 – Tom Lahey

Invite at Stagg, 5 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 – Tom Lahey

Invite at Stagg, 9 a.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 – hosts Joliet

West, 5 p.m.

LINCOLN-WAY CO-OP

ATHLETICS

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

■Jan. ■ 29 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference meet

at Andrew, 5:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Griffins stay perfect with win over Lockport

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

With the SouthWest

Suburban Conference

boys swim meet just over

two weeks away, this is

the time for local teams to

start tuning up.

That was the case last

week for Lockport and

host Lincoln-Way East

as they swam a dual

meet against each other

on Thursday, Jan. 16, in

Frankfort. It was just the

third and final home meet

for East this season.

The Griffins celebrated

Senior Night, then kept

their winning ways going

with a 117-69 victory over

the Porters.

The win kept East (3-

0, 3-0) undefeated in dual

meets and the Porters (0-3.

0-2) remained winless.

While dual meets are not

the most key aspect of the

swimming season, as the

conference meet decides

who wins the league title,

the Griffins still have a goal

to win them all this season.

"One of our goals is

to go undefeated in dual

meets," East coach Steve

Anderson said. "This is an

awesome group. Our eight

seniors are all very intelligent

and great kids in and

out of the water."

The eight seniors are Andrew

Burt, Cameron Duffy,

Damien Ezell, Jacob Falejczyk,

Ben O'Connell, Mason

Rhode, Pat Rossetto,

and Dominic Tobin. Being

that it was Senior Night,

they all participated in the

200-yard freestyle relay.

Following the meet, all the

seniors and their parents

were introduced.

Even though he's a diver,

Tobin still swam in the

relay for fun. He has had

a lot of fun this season as

Lincoln-Way East’s Mason Rhode swims to the win in the 100-yard breaststroke in a

dual with Lockport on Thursday, Jan. 16, in Frankfort. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd

Century Media

he's twice established new

school records for best sixdive

scores. Those came

in the opening two home

meets of the season as he

had a 241.20 on Dec. 12

against Lincoln-Way Central.

He followed that up

with a 254.70 on Dec. 16

against Stagg.

The old record of 234

was the oldest record on

the board. That was done

by Ryan Micheletto in

2005.

Against Lockport, Tobin

easily won the diving

competition with a score

of 223.50. But for the first

time at a dual meet this

season, he didn't establish

a new school record.

"I was not too hot tonight,"

Tobin said.

Tobin has set the bar

very high in his senior season.

Not bad for someone

who never dove until high

school.

"In my freshman year,

we got to use the diving

board in gym class," Tobin

said. "I was able to do a

dive and a half. The gym

teacher was like, 'You can

get some place if you can

do that.’ So, I kept trying

it. It was too late to go out

for swimming my freshman

year, but I went out

and have been on the team

since sophomore year.

"I still want to break the

11-dive school record. I

worked out a lot over the

fall and went down to UIC

to train there five days a

week. I missed out on state

last year but that's the goal

for this season. I have to

turn it over."

Tobin also enjoyed being

in the 200 free relay

because "it was my first

time in the goggles."

That was one of the

three relay events the Griffins

won. They kicked off

the meet by having the

foursome of juniors Jacob

Fisher and Cooper Cunningham,

along with Falejczyk

and Rossetto win,

with a time of 1 minute,

42.96 seconds in the 200-

yard medley relay. In the

200-yard freestyle relay,

it was Rhode, Rossetto,

Falejczyk, and sophomore

Austin Meldeau winning

in a time of 1:33.63.

In the 400-yard freestyle

relay, the winning time

of 3:27.03 was turned in

by Cunningham, Fisher,

Rhode, and Meldeau. The

Griffin foursome of Lundgren,

junior Julian Lee,

sophomore Nick DiBenedetto,

and Ezell placed

second with a time of

3:33.37.

East won seven of the

eight individual swimming

events. Ezell (1:52.97)

won the 200 free and his

freshman teammate Joey

Lundgren (1:54.69) was

second. Meldeau (2;10.40)

captured the 200 individual

medley, while Rosetto

(23.50 seconds) won the

50 free.

In the 100 butterfly,

it was Falejczyk (56.02

seconds) easily winning

over teammate O'Connell

(102.28). Cunningham

(5:08.89) captured the 500

free by over 12 seconds.

The only event the Griffins

did not win was the

100 backstroke, where

Fisher (100.05) took second.

Rhode was a two-time

individual winner and

four-time overall winner

on the day. The fouryear

varsity veteran won

the 100 free (49.44) with

Meldeau (51.65) coming

in second. Rhode (1:02.00)

also won the 100 breaststroke.

"It was really exciting,"

Rhode said of Senior

Night. "I've looked forward

to this since I was a

freshman. Every year they

would have this special

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Lincoln-Way East’s

Dominic Tobin dives

during the dual against

Lockport on Thursday,

Jan. 16, in Frankfort.

Tobin won the diving

competition.

meet and it was exciting.

“As seniors, we got to

pick our own events I will

probably swim the 100 fly

and 200 IM in the postseason.

We are looking to

send as many people to

state as possible and keep

winning everything we can

along the way."


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Wrestling

4

Griffins gear up for postseason at Illini Classic

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East senior

Jake LaMonto knew there

was a lot for him and his

teammates to learn by taking

on strong competition

at the 19-team Illini Classic

on Saturday, Jan. 18, at

Lincoln-Way Central.

“As a team, I feel like we

have a lot to improve on,”

LaMonto said. “We have

to make bigger strides as

we get into conference and

regionals.

“This helps us. It gives

us a goal of what to shoot

for and it gives us a guide

on what to improve on.”

LaMonto at 195 pounds

and junior AJ Lizak at 132

recorded fourth-place finishes

to lead the Griffins

(72) to an 11th-place finish

in the 19-team event.

Minooka (198) won

the team title, followed

by Washington (187.5),

Lincoln-Way West (182),

Marist (166.5), Bloomington

(145.5), St. Charles

East (141.5) and Providence

(121.5).

LaMonto (25-4) had

a pair of pins but lost to

champion Robby Bates of

Morris 7-1 in the semifinals

and was pinned by Reavis’

Jake Villoria in the thirdplace

match.

“I feel like I still have

things to improve on, but I

think overall I’m just going

to get better from here,” he

said. “I just need to be consistent

with my offense and

defense.”

LaMonto was looking

forward to what he hopes

will be a big postseason

run. The three Lincoln-

Ways and Providence are

all in the Lockport Regional

on Feb. 8.

Lizak (23-8) had three

pins. He fell to champion

Brody Norman of Washington

by technical fall in

the semifinals and lost 6-3

to Minooka’s Michael Reuttiger

in the third-place

match.

“I just put a lot of effort

in over the offseason to be

ready for this year,” Lizak

said. “I feel like I’m in a

good spot. I want to make

it downstate.”

Lizak knows he may see

Reuttiger again at sectionals.

“It’s going to take me

beating that kid to make it

to state,” he said. “I’d rather

lose to him now than at

sectionals.”

East’s Dominic Adamo

(13-6) finished fifth at 170.

Providence’s Ryan

Boersma (31-1), the state’s

top-ranked heavyweight,

rolled to the title with two

pins and an 18-4 major

decision over St. Charles

East’s Xander Song in the

Lincoln-Way East’s AJ Lizak (left) wrestles Minooka’s Michael Reuttiger in the

132-pound third-place match at the Illini Classic on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Lincoln-Way

Central. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

championship match.

“There’s not any extra

pressure,” Boersma said

of his ranking. “It’s a great

honor, but it doesn’t mean

too much.

“It’s been good. I’ve

had a great season so far,

with only one loss and that

guy was from Detroit, so I

won’t see him again for a

long time.”

Liam McDermott and

Kevin Countryman (145)

both finished third for the

Celtics. Billy Meiszner

(106) and Frankfort resident

Jack Bruno (152) had

fifth-place finishes, while

Aidan O’Connor (170) was

sixth.

“I had a minor setback

over the summer,” Boersma

said. “I dislocated my

[right] elbow, missed out

on summer nationals, but

the elbow feels good now

and the season is going

great.”

The biggest Cinderella

run of the tournament belonged

to Central junior

Andrew Hesse, who was

unseeded and drew topseeded

McDermott in the

first round.

Hesse upset McDermott

5-2, then won two other

matches to reach the final,

where he was pinned by

Minooka’s Justin Lechelt.

“It was very exciting,”

Hesse said. “I worked my

way up, got to the championship

round and had a

couple mistakes with my

technique and movements,

but there’s always next

time. Conference and regionals

are right around the

corner.”

Hesse (20-17) seemed to

get the unlucky slot in the

draw, matching up with

McDermott right away, but

he was ready for the challenge.

“It was very challenging,”

he said. “I was a little

intimidated, but I know

I’ve gone into really tough

matches in my life. I just

put my mind to it and was

ready to move forward.

“This definitely gives me

a confidence boost. It’s going

to make me think a lot

about technique and how I

can move forward through

regionals, sectionals, into

state.”

Central sophomore Joey

Malito took third at 106.

Malito (26-10) won his

first two matches by pin

and technical fall before

he was pinned by Washington’s

Kannon Webster.

Webster, who is ranked No.

1 in Class 2A by the Illinois

Wrestling Coaches and Officials

Association, went on

to win the tournament and

improve to 34-0.

Malito bounced back

to beat Providence’s Billy

Meiszner 7-4 and LW-

West’s Karter Guzman 2-0

in the third-place match.

“It went pretty good

overall,” Malito said.

“I thought I could have

done better in the semifinal

match, but I just had

to keep my mental game

strong and come back hard

for that next match.”

bruns

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I’ll always remember.

“We talked about the injury

and how unexpected

everything was. And then

I gave them a little bit of

smack talk about their

game.”

A new perspective

Payton is still going

to physical therapy five

times a week, but it is getting

easier.

“At first, rehab was really

tough,” he said. “It

was always tiring me out.

After one hour, I was exhausted.

As my endurance

and stamina built

up, it got easier. Lately,

I’ve done six-hour days

of nonstop therapy and

it’s really helped a lot. I

couldn’t thank the therapists

enough for everything

they’ve done.”

Payton wants to study

physical therapy in college.

Although he will not

be able to play hockey in

college as he had planned,

he hopes to stay around

the game. One of his major

goals is to get back to

ice skating.

While things return to

normal, they have also

changed forever.

“You don’t want to go

back to normalcy where

you take things for granted,”

Bryan said. “You’ve

seen how quick things can

get taken away.

“Seeing him get excited

to go back to school, or to

lace up his skates because

he wants to try to skate in

a few days, those things

are fun because we didn’t

know if they’d ever come

again.”

Payton has also learned

to appreciate every day.

“Never take a day for

granted,” he said. “Nobody

ever should, because

you never know

when it’s going to end.

Even the little things, like

being able to get out of

bed and go to school and

see my friends, I’ll never

take those for granted

again after one night that

changed it all for me.”


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LW East senior Bruns getting ‘back to reality’ after horrific hockey injury

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Payton Bruns has never been

more excited about going to

school than he was on Jan. 7.

Bruns, a senior at Lincoln-

Way East, returned to school

that day for the first time since

a life-changing hockey injury

Sept. 29 that cast into doubt

whether he would ever be able

to walk the halls at East, or anywhere

else, again.

A little more than three

months after Bruns broke the

C5 and C6 vertebrae in his cervical

spine, he is getting back to

his normal life.

He will never play hockey

again, but he is thankful to be

able to do just about anything

else he wants.

“I’m pretty much back to normal,”

Bruns said. “The only restrictions

I have are no contact

sports. Other than that, it’s back

to normal and that feels amazing.

“It was really nice to go back

to school, just to kind of be back

to reality and feel more like a

normal 17-year-old kid.”

That marked a symbolic closing

of a chapter in the Bruns

family’s lives, which started

when a nightmare began in the

blink of an eye.

‘One bad night’

Payton Bruns remembers it

all.

Bruns was playing for the

Chicago Young Americans 18U

team in a game at Orbit Ice Arena

in Palatine when he lost his

balance while skating toward a

loose puck.

“I slid head-first into the

boards,” he said. “I didn’t go

unconscious at all. I just remember

laying there not able to

move.”

Payton and his three brothers

all play hockey, so their parents

Kristen and Bryan have seen

plenty of injuries, but both immediately

knew this was not

like those.

“It was tough,” Bryan said.

“You’re kind of almost in shock

with what’s going on and obviously

scared to death. He’s laying

on the ice, you’re standing next to

him and you know he can’t feel

much, or really anything at first,

and he can’t move anything.

“You try not to look too frantic

or scared for his sake.”

Kristen was in shock.

“I stood up and I felt all the

blood draining out of my face,”

she said. “Then I sat back down,

and I slowly stood back up. By

then, the coach was calling an

ambulance.

“My mom mode sort of kicked

in and I was talking to him in a

calm voice, just saying, ‘Keep

breathing, you’re going to be

OK.’ I could tell that mentally

he was all there. That helped because

I was like, ‘OK, no matter

what happens physically, he’s in

there and he’s good.’”

An ER doctor happened to be

at the game and tended to Payton

almost immediately. Payton

was taken to Lutheran General

Hospital in Park Ridge and

rushed into emergency surgery.

Kristen and Bryan were told

there was a chance their son

would be paralyzed. There was

also a risk of him suffering a

stroke during the surgery.

“They had to see if the spinal

cord was severed, because

then you’re talking paralysis

right away,” Bryan said. “Even

if it’s not, there’s no guarantee

the movement is going to come

back. They were pretty upfront

with us. They told us they had

seen people near Payton’s age

come back from this kind of injury,

but until they did the surgery

they had no clue.

“We tried to stay positive in

the moment. In the back of your

head, you’re just thinking, ‘Is

my son going to be able to walk

again? What kind of life will

he have?’ All those things go

through your mind.”

Kristen was particularly worried

about the stroke possibility.

“There was lot of crying,” she

Lincoln-Way East senior Payton Bruns is back to school and is

walking on his own after a hockey injury led to paralysis fears.

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said. “It was a seven-hour surgery

that went all night, and we

were all very concerned.

“It was one bad night.”

The road to recovery

The surgery went well, but the

next morning Payton was given

the news that he would never

play hockey again. He was unable

to move, and his ability to

do so in the future was in question.

Still, he took an optimistic

approach.

“It was really tough to hear

it all, but I’ve always been the

kind of kid that if someone tells

me I can’t do something, I’m going

to try to do it,” Payton said.

“Knowing there was a chance I

couldn’t walk again was really

something that pushed me to be

like, ‘I’m going to walk in two

weeks,’ or ‘I’ll be running in

three months.’”

The Bruns family made their

motto “one positive thing a

day,” and Bryan said that, even

on bad days, they always got

that one positive.

The first big one was the best

thumbs-up of their lives.

“This was day three, and the

doctors asked me to try to move

my fingers,” Payton said. “I got

my thumb up, and it was just

pure shock. That’s kind of when

I realized that everything was

going to come back and I was

eventually going to be able to

6

move everything again.”

Payton stood up on the ninth

day and was walking on the

10th.

“I told the doctors I’d be

walking by day 12, and everyone

said it wasn’t possible,”

Payton said.

Payton defying the odds did

not surprise his father.

“He’s always been the type

of kid that if you tell him he

can’t do something, he’s going

to work at it and prove you

wrong,” Bryan said. “It got him

to a high level in hockey and in

school.

“When he was really young,

our first house, we had all these

funky light switches because

the electrician built the house.

He’d push a stool to every light

switch just so he could do it on

his own.”

Immediately after Payton’s

injury, support began pouring

in, from the Chicago Young

Americans across the hockey

community and beyond. A Go-

FundMe account to help the

family, set up by the Orland Vikings,

has raised over $94,000.

“It’s been incredible,” Bryan

said. “It’s been overwhelming

in a very positive way. It came

in from everywhere. The hockey

community’s support has been

phenomenal, our neighbors and

the Frankfort community have

been phenomenal. Lincoln-Way

East has been so supportive.

You realize how many good

people are out there who care

about others.”

The most famous people to

offer support were Chicago

Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane

and Jonathan Toews, who visited

Payton while he did physical

therapy at the Shirley Ryan

AbilityLab in Chicago.

“That was a lot of fun and

very unexpected,” Payton said.

“I had no clue that they were

coming that day. It was a very

cool experience and something

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fastbreak

22nd Century Media file

photo

1st-and-3

THREE postseason

events to watch

saturday, jan. 25

1. Boys bowling

Lockport Sectional

A quartet of LW

East seniors - Luke

Mittler, Anthony

Bria, Nick Signore

and Demitri

Przybylinski (above)

- will compete

individually to try to

make it to state.

2. Competitive dance

Normal Sectional

LW East was the

SWSC Blue runnerup

last week. The

Griffins are looking

to go to state for

the first time since

2015-16.

3. SWSC girls bowling

meet

The conference

showdown will be

held at Bowlero in

Woodridge. The

Griffins look to start

another successful

postseason after

finishing 10th in the

state last season.

Boys Basketball

Griffins’ nine-game winning streak snapped by Bolingbrook

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East executed

its offense beautifully

early on in a hostile

environment at Bolingbrook

on Friday, Jan. 17.

All five starters got in

on the scoring as the Griffins

put up 19 first-quarter

points.

As good as East looked

at the start, though, it was

the opposite at the start of

the second half. Bolingbrook’s

pressure defense

took over, and the Raiders

pulled away for a 79-66

win in the SouthWest Suburban

Blue opener for both

teams.

The loss snapped a ninegame

winning streak for

East (12-3, 0-1) and was

its first defeat since falling

to Andrew on Dec. 6.

“We look at this game,

the start of conference play

is almost like the start of a

new season,” East coach

Rich Kolimas said. “We

had been playing fairly

well, and it was surprising

that when we saw a little

pressure that we didn’t

handle it better.”

Ty Slager led the Griffins,

pouring in 20 points.

Myles Olagbegi added 14

points and five rebounds,

Jhei-R Jones had eight

points and five rebounds,

and Ryan Sucha chipped

in seven points.

“I have to credit everybody

[for his 20-point performance],”

Slager said.

“It was tough for Jhei-R

Lincoln-Way East’s Ryan Sucha throws a pass during the Griffins’ 79-66 loss to host

Bolingbrook on Friday, Jan. 17. Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

to bring up the ball with

the heavy press they were

bringing. Sean [McLaughlin]

and Nate [Seputis]

were setting good screens.

Guys did a good job cutting,

creating space for everybody

else.”

Bolingbrook star senior

guard Darius Burford continue

a huge start to 2020

with 31 points for the

Raiders (15-4, 1-0). Burford

is averaging 29 points

over five games in January.

After a frenetic, backand-forth

first half, Bolingbrook

led 31-29 and the

game had all the makings

of one that would come

down to the wire.

Slager scored nine firsthalf

points and Sucha

scored all seven of his

points before halftime.

In the third quarter,

though, the Griffins got

sloppy as the Raiders

turned up the defensive intensity.

East turned it over

10 times in the period, and

Bolingbrook consistently

made the Griffins pay with

easy buckets on the other

end.

Bolingbrook outscored

East 21-11 in the third to

take command. Burford

scored nine points in the

quarter and Isaiah Stafford

scored eight of his 21.

“Bolingbrook played really

good defense,” Slager

said. “We kind of got frazzled

by it. We weren’t really

playing as a team. It

was stuff we haven’t been

doing lately.

“We’ve been playing really

well together on our

nine-game winning streak,

so I’m not really worried

about it going forward.

We’ll get it fixed.”

Slager said the Griffins

got away from what made

them successful early in

the game.

“The key in the first half

was we were moving the

ball well,” he said. “We

kind of fell out of that,

started playing individually.”

East pulled within nine

twice in the fourth quarter

but could get no closer as

the Raiders closed it out by

hitting 12 free throws in a

26-point quarter.

“Our effort was there,

but our execution was surprisingly

poor,” Kolimas

said.

Looking back

The Griffins’ nine-game

winning streak included a

5

4-0 run through the Effingham/Teutopolis

Christmas

Classic as East took home

the tournament title with a

56-50 win over Corliss on

Dec. 28.

A 70-67 win in the semifinals

over a strong Oak

Lawn team, which was

14-4 through Friday, Jan.

17, was a big highlight

during the tournament run.

The stretch started with

a 54-36 victory over Lincoln-Way

West on Dec.

13, and also included victories

over Stagg, Lyons,

Mattoon, Pleasant Plains,

Providence and Bradley-

Bourbonnais.

Looking forward

Slager said taking on a

team as talented as Bolingbrook

will help the Griffins

down the line.

“Seeing this early in the

season definitely helps,”

he said. “In our sectional,

we have Bloom, [Homewood-Flossmoor],

teams

like that. We have to be

ready for that. I think we’ll

be prepping for that and

we’ll be more prepared

next time we face Bolingbrook.”

East has another big test

Friday, Jan. 24, as it hosts

H-F (14-2).

The rematch with

Bolingbrook is set for Feb.

11 in Frankfort.

“We’ll have an opportunity

to see them again,”

Kolimas said. “Let’s hope

by that time we’ll have

some things together.”

Listen Up

“Never take a day for granted. Nobody ever should, because you never know

when it’s going to end..”

Payton Bruns – LW East senior, on his new perspective after a hockey

injury brought fears of paralysis

tunE in

Girls Gymnastics, 5:30 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 29

SouthWest Suburban meet at Andrew

• Lincoln-Way is the favorite to win another

conference crown as it prepares for the state

series.

Index

44 - This Week In

42 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | January 23, 2020

STILL SURGING LW East

swimming stays perfect in duals

with win over Lockport, Page 44

MOVING ON Griffins

advance four boys bowlers

to sectional round, Page 43

LW East senior Bruns returns to school

with a new perspective after horrific

hockey injury, Page 46

Lincoln-Way East senior Payton

Bruns (middle) was visited

by Blackhawks stars Patrick

Kane (left) and Jonathan Toews

while rehabbing from his injury.

Bruns, who broke the C5 and

C6 vertebrae in his cervical

spine in September, is walking

on his own and has returned to

school. Photo submitted

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