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Remembering

a teacher

Providence faculty,

former students

remember late

teacher, Page 4

Under

construction

Village Board

approves bid for

Route 30 water main

project, Page 6

Fundraiser set up at Jewel for

longtime employee’s granddaughter

battling cancer, Page 3

Carol Smith, a 22-year employee at Jewel, poses for a photo

with a donation box at the checkout line that was set up for her

granddaughter. Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

INSET: Pictured is 1-year-old Madalyn Allen, who is battling eye

cancer. Photo Submitted

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Pet of the Week.............12

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Puzzles..........................23

Home of the Week.........26

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Thursday

Teen Night Voter

Registration

6-7 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 6, New Lenox Public

Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. Are you a high

schooler and not yet registered

to vote? Join the

library for a brief informational

session about

the voting process and an

opportunity to register to

vote. You must be 18 by

the date of the general election,

which is Nov. 3 this

year. To register, please

bring two forms of identification,

one of which

must show your current

residence address. You can

use a student ID for identification

and can present it

electronically if you don’t

have it with you that night.

We will have pizza, drinks,

trivia and cool prizes. Registration

requested, but not

required.

Friday

MOMS Club of New Lenox

10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway.

This is our monthly

social meeting. All ages,

free admission, visitors

welcome. We will be doing

a fun craft with the

kids. A fun way to meet

other moms and for the

kids to play. Visit Mom

sClubNewLenox.com or

momsclub.org or contact

momsclubnewlenox@ya

hoo.com for more information.

Saturday

Bingo for the Troops

5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8,

Harry E. Anderson VFW

Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory

Road. Bingo starts at

6 p.m. Help us raise funds

needed to send packages

to our deployed troops.

Postage is $18.45 for each

package. Must be 18 years

or older to play. There will

be raffles all night and a

cash bar. Cost is $25 per

person and it includes 10

games of Bingo, food and

door prizes. Tickets are

available anytime in the

bar and at the Friday Fish

Fry.

Tuesday

Census 101: What, Why &

When?

2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Feb. 11, New Lenox Public

Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. Get your questions

answered and learn

all about the Census 2020,

including timeline, community

involvement, jobs

and resources.

UPCOMING

Stop the Bleed

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 20, Village Hall, 1

Veterans Parkway. The Village

of New Lenox and its

Safe Communities America

Coalition is offering a

free bleeding control class.

Participants will practice

with tourniquets, apply direct

pressure to simulated

wounds and learn how to

pack wounds with medical

gauze. Registration required

at eventbrite.com/e/

free-bleeding-control-train

ing-stop-the-bleed-tick

ets-91206110933. Contact

Dan Martin at dmartin@

newlenox.net or (815)

462-6493 with any questions.

Comedy for the Critters

8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

22, New Lenox VFW

Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory

Road. Come out to a

comedy show featuring

WGN’s Mike Toomey

and Matt Holt from Indianapolis.

Doors open

at 7 p.m., cost is $25 and

you must be 18 years old.

All ticket proceeds benefit

The Three Rescues: South

Suburban Humane Society,

Illinois Horse Rescue

of Will County or Hopeful

Tails Animal Rescue.

Tickets are available at any

of these Three Rescues or

at the NL VFW bar, the

NL VFW Friday Fish Fry

or call Kathy Connolly at

(815) 325-9501.

Library Referendum

Informational Meeting

10:30 a.m. p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 22, New Lenox

Public Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. Join us

to learn more about the

library’s referendum. Financial

and architectural

consultants, along with the

Library Director and Library

Trustees, will present

the facts you need to

make a well informed decision.

Frequently asked

questions will be addressed,

and, most importantly,

there will be time

to ask your own questions.

We look forward to seeing

you there.

ONGOING

Valentine Heart Contest

Beginning Monday, Feb.

3, children can guess the

number of candy hearts in

the jar at the Lions Community

Center. Whoever

guesses closest to the actual

number without going

over will receive a special

prize. Contest will close

on Friday, Feb. 14 and the

winner will be notified on

Monday, Feb. 17.

Live Music at the White

Horse

8-11 p.m. every Friday,

JBD White Horse Inn, 348

W. Maple St. No cover,

call (815) 485-4848 to reserve

a table.

Lincoln-Way General

Federation of Women’s

Clubs Meetings

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

Feb. 5, Trinity Services,

301 Veterans Parkway.

The New Lenox branch of

the General Federation of

Women’s Clubs. We are

a local organization dedicated

to strengthening our

community and enhancing

the lives of others through

community service.

Lincoln-Way Area Business

Women’s Organization

Meetings

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March

10, Gatto’s Restaurant,

1938 E. Lincoln Highway.

The Lincoln-Way Area

Business Women’s Organization

is a non-profit

club formed in the 1970s

to provide scholarship

funds to graduating female

high school seniors and

adult women for the purpose

of continuing education.

We are always looking

for new members. For

more information, visit

LWABWO.org.

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New Life for Old Bags

6-7 p.m. second Monday

of each month, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway. Join the

local NLOB chapter as we

make mats for the homeless

from plastic grocery

bags. This is a great opportunity

for teens, grades

7 -12, needing community

service hours. No court-ordered

community service

accepted. If you are bringing

a group it is required

you contact the Adult Services

Department.

Breast Cancer Support

Group

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

Tuesday of each month,

Silver Cross Hospital

Conference Center, Pavilion

A, 1890 Silver Cross

Blvd., New Lenox. The

American Cancer Society

and Silver Cross Hospital

will host “I Can Cope,”

an educational program

for women facing breast

cancer. This free program

covers topics relevant to

the cancer experience and

offers practical help in

coping with some of the

emotional issues resulting

from a cancer diagnosis.

First time participants

should visit www.silver

cross.org to register to attend.

Vet Breakfast

6:30- 8 a.m. Monday,

Gina’s Teardrop Cafe, 826

W. Laraway Rd., New

Lenox. Gina’s Teardrop

Cafe is offering a free veteran’s

breakfast on the last

Monday of every month to

salute the service of local

veterans.


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Donation boxes set up at Jewel for 1-year-old battling cancer

3

Sean Hastings, Editor

Longtime Jewel employee

and New Lenox

resident Carol Smith’s

1-year-old granddaughter,

Madalyn Allen, was diagnosed

with cancer in both

her eyes and the store’s

“family” has come together

to help raise funds for

Madalyn’s family.

Madalyn turned 1 year

old Jan. 3 and was diagnosed

just a month prior to

that. She has three tumors

in one eye and two in the

other. Madalyn’s condition

is called Bi Lateral Retinoblastomas,

a rare form of

cancer.

Smith’s son, Scott Allen,

works at the Jewel in Munster,

Indiana, and the family

lives in Valparaiso. It was

one of Scott’s coworkers

that helped put together the

fundraiser in 13 different

Jewel locations.

Those donation boxes

can be found at the Jewel

location in New Lenox on

Nelson Road — the one

Smith has worked at for 23

years.

The kind gesture has

Smith blown away.

“This is very touching,

Smith said. “For somebody

to go out of their way, I

can’t thank her enough.”

The money raised

through the donations and

an upcoming benefit the

family is hosting at the end

of February will help offset

the travel expenses and

medical bills so she can receive

the treatment.

“It means so much to the

family because they live

in Indiana and they have

to drive all the way to Lurie

Hospital in Chicago,”

Smith said. “She’s been

sick besides going for her

chemotherapy. They’ve

had to take her to and from

in emergency situations.

That alone and the cost of

this, of course, is a lot.”

Although the family

needs money now to help

with the medical bills and

travel expenses, the funds

raised will also be used

for any services the family

may need down the road.

Smith said they were

lucky they caught the tumors

as early as they did

and were able to start chemotherapy.

With the tumors in Madalyn’s

eyes, one is quite

large, Smith said. Doctors

have not seen it grow,

but have not seen any

shrinkage in the large one.

Though in Madalyn’s other

eye, one of the tumors has

started shrinking.

“At least we know the

chemo is working,” Smith

said. “They’ll check each

month and see if it’s still

progressing for the better.”

Smith said they were told

the chemo will last approximately

six months, but with

the cancer being as rare as

it is, it is tough to find more

information about it.

Madalyn has a 3-yearold

sister named Raelynn.

Smith drives to Valparaiso

to babysit Raelynn when

Scott and his wife, Jillian,

take Madalyn to Lurie

Children’s.

“She misses mommy and

daddy,” Smith said. “She

loves grandma and grandpa,

but she really misses her

Posing for a photo are (from back) Scott, Jillian,

Raelynn, 3, and Madalyn Allen, 1. Photo Submitted

mommy when she’s gone.

She doesn’t quite get it yet.

Smith added with a

laugh, “[You can tell] she’s

like ‘Nana, you’re OK, but

where’s my momma?’’

The Allen family used

to live in Minooka, which

used to be a 20-minute

drive down Interstate-80

for Smith, but she still

makes plans to visit them in

Valparaiso every Saturday.

The family also set up

a GoFundMe page called

“Mad About Madalyn.”

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Providence teacher is remembered for his

positive impact on school and his students

Sean Hastings, Editor

Al Wycislo spent nearly

half of his life teaching at

Providence Catholic High

School. Wycislo taught at

Providence for 32 years

before retiring in 2016. He

died on Jan. 17.

Wycislo grew up on the

near north side of Chicago

and spent six years as a De

La Salle Christian Brother

and taught at St. Joseph

High School in Westchester

before coming to Providence.

He lived for teaching.

Wycislo came to Providence

in the fall of 1984 to

teach Theology. And at the

time, the school was trying

to revamp its social studies

curriculum, experimenting

with different semester

classes to become more

college-prep oriented, former

department chair Ken

Raymond said.

And in the midst of all

that, Wycislo also began

teaching American Government

and he taught that

until he retired. He was the

first to establish the AP government

class. Based off

comments on the “Charlie

Celtic” Facebook page and

stories told, by Raymond,

Wycislo was a well-respected

teacher in the school.

“If we had student teachers,

if they matched the

background, we would

bring them to Al,” Raymond

said. “He was an excellent

teacher. He was very

organized, used a variety of

different sources, required

knowledge of certain events

when they applied to specific

situations in history and

he required outside reading

and writing.”

What made Wycislo a

special teacher was the way

he interacted with the students

inside the classroom

Wycislo PHOTO SUBMITTED

and out.

For a brief time, he also

managed the yearbook club

and created a photography

club. Raymond said Wycislo

would take photos and

post them and a number of

teachers would ask for the

pictures

He also helped start a

history club and in creating

these clubs, helped students

“feel important and feel

somebody is paying attention

to them,” Raymond

said.

“You can have a football

program, baseball program,

track program and if that’s

the mainstay of your school,

that’s great for those kids,

but is everybody else supposed

to be a cheerleader

for them? This is your transition

from grade school to

high school and from childhood

to adulthood,” Raymond

said. “You want to

feel comfortable with yourself.

Al interacted very well

through the clubs.”

He later asked if he could

change it to a law club because

it would coincide

with the class work better.

It is still active today. That

club then spun off into a

second club for mock trials

where the club would actually

compete.

Raymond said that no

one has ever come back

and said a bad thing about

Wycislo. And his American

Government class was

something he took very seriously.

“He would research

things very well because

if he was going to inject

something into a class, he

wanted to make sure the

students knew everything

they could,” Raymond said.

And when it was American

Government class time,

you’d better be only working

on that.

“He would warn kids,

‘this is government, you

don’t do anything else for

these 45 minutes,’” Raymond

said. “On one occasion,

one student was doing

their math work and he took

the book lightly, walked

out, opened the window

and said you can pick it up

after class. He loved him after

that.”

His impact at Providence

Catholic still holds strong.

“He had a really infectious

laugh and if he

laughed, you laughed with

him,” Raymond said. “He

was always good-spirited,

never hostile, never angry.”

“He was funny, very intelligent

and just a very

good guy,” Allison Rios, director

of communications,

and a former student said.

At the beginning of the

2019 school year, the Charlie

Celtic page reposted

Wycislo’s baccalaureate

speech.

“It’s one of the best ones

I had heard at that mass,”

Raymond said. “Usually

they’re pretty stock items

and his was one that stood

out.”

To read his obituary,

visit legacy.com/obituaries/

name/aloysius-wycisloobituary?pid=

195230718

and to read more student

comments, visit the Charlie

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LWSRA Jumpfest offers day of family fun

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Whether jumping for joy

or bouncing off the walls,

participants certainly put

the fun in fundraising during

Lincolnway Special

Recreation Association's

annual Jumpfest.

Eight inflatables offered

a variety of opportunities

for hopping, leaping,

climbing and sliding during

the event, held Saturday,

Feb. 1. Proceeds from

Jumpfest benefit LWSRA's

programs and participants.

“We are all about community,”

said Kristen

Ehrman, who handles

marketing, outreach and

fundraising for LWSRA.

“We do Jumpfest. We do

Bunny Breakfast. We do

Lunch with The Grinch.

As an organization, we

want to be a part of the

community and embrace a

relationship with all of the

seven communities that

we serve. Jumpfest raises

money for us, and the kids

have a great time.”

Through Jumpfest and

other fundraisers, the organization

is able to provide

even more programming

for the participants in its

district – which includes

residents of Frankfort,

Frankfort Square, Manhattan,

Mokena, New Lenox,

Peotone and Wilmington

Island park districts – and

continue to raise money

for large scale projects

such as its plans for a universal

playground.

The first hour of Jumpfest

was designated for

individuals with special

needs, and doors were

then opened to everyone.

Along with the inflatables,

the event also featured a

concession stand, games

and vendor booths, and

the 2020 Census Team was

on-site with information

about becoming a census

New Lenox resident E.J. Oskvarek (right) gives his

brother Drake a helping hand Saturday, Feb. 1 at the

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association Jumpfest.

Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

taker.

New Lenox resident

Christina Miller and her

family – Ryan, Jack and

Payton Edwards, along

with Jack and Payton's

“Noni,” Cindy Edwards –

enjoy supporting LWSRA

in anyway they can and

Jumpfest is one of Jack's

favorite events.

“We're a big supporter

of special rec,” Miller said.

“Jack has autism, so we

fundraise for them too and

we try to come out when

we can.”

The Oskvareks – Jim,

Jamie, Brooklyn, E.J.

and Drake – also of New

Lenox, were on hand as

Call

well to enjoy a fun-filled

afternoon for a great cause.

“I think it's fun because

you get to jump around

and I think that you're able

to have a lot of fun with

your family and friends,”

said Brooklyn Oskvarek.

LWSRA has a lot to look

forward to in the coming

months with its annual

Bunny Breakfast taking

place on April 11 and its

Disability Fair, scheduled

for May 9. The group will

also be hosting the National

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Two New Lenox men indicted in alleged

Chicago White Sox ticket-selling scheme

Sean Hastings, Editor

From Feb. 3

Two former employees

of the Chicago White Sox

were indicted for their

alleged involvement in

fraudulently selling thousands

of tickets to White

Sox games, according to

a press release issued Jan.

31 by the United State’s

Attorney’s Office for the

Northern District of Illinois

on Jan. 31.

While working as ticket

sellers, James Costello,

66, and William O’Neil,

51, both of New Lenox,

generated complementary

and discount game tickets

without the team’s authorization

and gave them to

ticket broker Bruce Lee,

34, of Chicago, in exchange

for cash payments,

according to the release.

The indictment notes

Lee, who owned the Chicago-based

ticket brokerage

Great Tickets, sold approximately

34,876 tickets

obtained from Costello

and O’Neil on StubHub

below face value during

the 2016-2019 baseball

seasons for approximately

$868,369. The White Sox,

meanwhile, reportedly suffered

a loss of roughly $1

million.

Costello is charged with

one count of wire fraud;

O’Neil is charged with one

count of making a false

statement to the FBI; and

Lee is charged with 11

counts of wire fraud and

two counts of money laundering.

Each count of wire

fraud is punishable up to

20 years in federal prison,

while each money laundering

count carries a maximum

10-year sentence,

and the false statement

charge is punishable by up

to five years in prison.

Arraignments have not

been scheduled, according

to the release.

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New Lenox Village Board of Trustees

Water main replacement on

Route 30 planned to begin in

spring, finish by end of year

Sean Hastings, Editor

Construction on the water

main replacement on

Route 30 likely will begin

in spring and finish by the

end of the year, the New

Lenox Village Board announced

during its Jan. 27

meeting.

The board also approved

the bid award for

the project to Len Cox &

Sons Excavating at the

cost of $3.82 million.

The vote carried with all

in favor, minus the votes

of Keith Madsen and Annette

Bowden, who were

absent.

The project will begin

once the loan process is

approved by the State.

One concern expressed

by Trustee David Smith

was “how bad is it going

to mess up Route 30” in

relation to traffic.

Civil engineer Will

Nash said it will be bad

for a little while, mainly

down by Oak Drive and

Pine Street.

“Other than that, we

should be out of the street

for most of it,” he added.

Nash also assured the

board that there will be

minimal water service interruption

to the area.

“When we have to take

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“There will be a duration

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where they might be out

of water. We’ll work with

those businesses to do

that at the most opportune

time.”

The board also approved

all in favor of adopting a

complete streets policy.

Assistant Village Administrator/

Community

3

Development Director

Robin Ellis said it is

something the Village

has already been doing,

but did not have a formal

policy.

The decision comes as

the Will County Governmental

League is using a

new scoring system for

awarding service transportation

funding and

having a complete streets

policy allows the Village

to get more points.

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is the concept that streets

is more than just for vehicles.

It’s pedestrians,

bicyclists, transits, and all

ages and abilities,” Ellis

said. “This would establish

that and say that we

will give consideration to

all modes and abilities on

future projects.”

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A new park boasting

bocce ball, eco-friendly

features and “Ninja

Warrior”-like fitness challenge

courses is in the

works thanks a state-level

grant recently received by

the New Lenox Community

Park District.

Sky Harbor Park, to be

built within the new Sky

Harbor subdivision, is a

$1 million state-of-the-art

space designed with the

area’s young families in

mind, said Becky Tilton,

park district recreation

supervisor. The district

hopes to break ground in

spring 2021 and finish the

4-acre park by fall 2021.

“We were trying to think

of something different that

would catch everyone’s

eye,” Tilton said. “It’s a

fun and different park. We

don’t have any park that’s

like this.”

Planning for Sky Harbor

started before summer

2019, when the district

applied for an Open

Space Land Acquisition

and Development, or OS-

LAD, grant. The statewide

OSLAD program is administered

by the Illinois

Department of Natural

Resources, according to its

website.

New Lenox Community

Park District leaders

were informed the district

had received the $400,000

grant in early January,

Pictured is a drawing of the proposed Sky Harbor Park,

for which the New Lenox Community Park District

received a $400,000 state-level grant. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Tilton said. Sky Harbor’s

grant was among 85 totaling

$29.7 million announced

by the IDNR and

Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

OSLAD awards are

structured as matching

grants, meaning the New

Lenox district was required

to chip in at least

another $400,000 toward

Sky Harbor to receive the

funds.

Those allocations will

go toward a one-of-a-kind

area attraction anchored

by two fitness challenge

courses — one suitable for

children ages 5-12 and one

designed for teenagers and

adults. Inspired by shows

like “Ninja Warrior” and a

growing fitness trend.

Sky Harbor will also

feature accessible, creative

play areas for children

ages 2-5 and 5-12, a large

shelter for picnicking and

park rentals, bocce and

bags courts, and a multipurpose

trail encircling the

perimeter. “We are thrilled

to receive this grant that

will allow us to expand

2

recreational amenities

while creating something

new for residents,” Greg

Lewis, executive director

of the New Lenox Community

Park District, said

in a press release.

Taken together, the various

features are meant to

foster a sense of “creative

play,” a recreational style

appealing to the area’s demographics,

Tilton said.

The Sky Harbor grant is

the 11th OSLAD grant the

New Lenox Community

Park District has received,

Tilton said.

In fact, the district received

another $400,000

grant just last year, for its

Leigh Creek South Park at

the Heather Glen development.

The park district won’t

actually receive the latest

OSLAD grant for a few

months.

“We’re excited and eager

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Police Reports

Seven unlocked vehicles entered in one night, some items stolen

Seven unlocked vehicles

reportedly were entered the

night of Jan. 26.

Four vehicles, in total,

were reportedly left

unlocked and entered in

the Country View/Royal

Meadows Subdivision.

A resident in the 1500

block of West Centurion

Lane reportedly had two

of their unlocked vehicles

entered while they were

parked in their driveway

overnight. Wallet and cash

were taken from the vehicles,

police said. A resident

in the 2700 block of Daniel

Lewis Drive reportedly

had two of their unlocked

vehicles entered while they

were parked in the driveway

overnight. A laptop

was taken.

Across town, three more

unlocked vehicles were

entered in Wildwood Club

Estates neighborhood.

A resident in the 600

block of Central Road reportedly

had their unlocked

vehicle entered while it was

parked in their driveway

overnight. Nothing appeared

taken from the vehicle.

Another resident in the

same block also had their

unlocked vehicle entered.

Nothing appeared taken.

A vehicle in the resident’s

driveway was locked and

undisturbed, police said.

A resident in the 700

block of Misty Creek Drive

reportedly had two of their

unlocked vehicles entered

while they were parked in

their driveway overnight. A

pair of sunglasses was taken

from one vehicle, a garage

door opener was taken

from the other and the garage

was entered. Nothing

appeared missing from the

garage, police said.

Jan. 25

• A male subject reportedly

stole more than 40 bottles

of alcohol from Jewel-Osco,

2021 E. Laraway Road.

The value of the alcohol

was approximately $3,900.

Jan. 24

• A resident in the 300 block

of Hillside Road reportedly

had their unlocked vehicle

entered. A Nintendo Switch

gaming console was stolen.

• A resident in the 22000

block of S. Country Lane

reportedly had their unlocked

work vehicle entered

and a backpack containing

paperwork and a

calculator was stolen.

Jan. 22

• A male subject reportedly

stole more than 30 bottles

of alcohol from Jewel-Osco,

475 Nelson Road. The

value of the alcohol was

over $1,600.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New

Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

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issued by the department and

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Orland Fire Protection

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the activation of a

sprinkler system helped to

ensure all animals were in

good condition following

a fire the evening of Jan.

27 at an Orland Park pet

store.

The incident took place

around 8:15 p.m. that evening

at Chicago Fish and

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Birdhouse, in the 14400

block of John Humphrey

Drive, according to Ray

Hanania, a spokesperson

for Orland Fire. The district

got both an alarm

and 911 call regarding the

fire, and arrived to find a

“small” fire near the front

door, Hanania said.

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had activated by the time

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to extinguish the blaze

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Each year we go

through school,

we have a different

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We’ll likely have different

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history teachers as the year

before.

Some of those of teachers,

no offense, we forget

about as we leave their

class. But there’s some

who probably forget who

we are anyway, so we’re

even. But there’s always

going to be those one, two

or three teachers that you’ll

never forget, and they

don’t forget you.

That’s because during

the school year, we spend

more time with our teachers

than we do our own

parents. So the impacts

those teachers make on us

can weigh heavy. I did not

go to Providence Catholic

High School, but seeing

the posts on Facebook and

talking with people that

worked closely with Al

Wycislo, he was one of

those teachers you don’t

forget. And I’m guessing

he’s not forgetting his

students either, based off

my conversations.

His death seemed to

affect many, and that is a

clear indication of the positive

impact he made.

I can sit here and name

off just about every teacher

I had going through D122

and Lincoln-Way. Heck, I

remember many of my college

professors who I only

saw a couple times a week

for one semester.

Being the editor of The

New Lenox Patriot and

having lived in New Lenox

my whole life, I see many

of my old high school

teachers when I cover

Lincoln-Way West events.

As great as they are, my

best teacher run-in was

with my first-grade teacher

Mrs. Crawley.

I’m 24 now, so when I

attended Nelson Prairie,

that was roughly 19 years

ago, right? Either way, I

saw her as I covered an

event at Tyler Elementary.

Now that is not something

I’d expect.

And she remembered

who I was.

Being at Lincoln-Way

events on a regular basis,

I see countless alums

floating around the gyms,

fields and other places and

they chat with their former

teachers, as well.

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teachers and college

professors, thank you for

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Revolution Church (24520 South U.S.

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Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

United Methoidst Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox)

Ash Wednesday Service

and Breakfast

9 a.m. Wednesday,

Feb. 26, United Methodist

Church of New Lenox,

339 W. Haven Ave. The

United Methodist Women

of New Lenox invites you.

Free will offering will

be taken at the breakfast.

Childcare is available during

the worship service.

RSVP to the Church office

by Feb. 19 by calling (815)

485-8271.

St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second

Ave., New Lenox)

St. Valentine Dinner and

Dance

6:30-11 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 15. Register at stju

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Expectant Mother’s

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11 a.m.- Noon, every

second Sunday of the

month.

Reigniting Catholicism

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.

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High School, 1800 W. Lincoln

Highway. “The Rich

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Teaching” presented by Fr.

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St. Jude Parish Mission

7-8:30 p.m. Sunday,

Feb. 23, Monday, Feb.

24, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at St.

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Feb. 26. Ashes will

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more information, contact

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Eucharistic Adoration

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

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Lincoln-Way Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Sunday School and Adult

Bible Class

9:15 a.m. Sundays.

Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Celebrate Recovery

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

For anyone struggling with

hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

For more information, call

Deb at (708) 516-6318.

St. John Orthodox Chapel (112 Church

Street, New Lenox)

Sunday Services

10 a.m. Sundays. After

the service is Introduction

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served, Seekers

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New Life Church (500 Gougar Road,

New Lenox)

Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays. For

more information, call

(815) 462-0202.

The Hub (1303 S. Schoolhouse Road,

New Lenox)

Xtreme Church

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

every Sunday. The Hub

partners with Xtreme Ministries

to host a church service.

There is loud music

and preaching. For more

information, call (815)

717-8002.

Cherry Hill Church of Christ (2749

Lancaster Drive, Joliet)

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine

St., New Lenox)

Saturday Service

5 p.m. the first, third

and fifth Saturday of each

month.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

Worship Service

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

every Sunday.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

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

a.m. Sundays.

Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox)

Bible Study

10 a.m. Every Wednesday.

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call (815) 485-5327.

The Journey Church (14414 W. Ford

Drive, New Lenox)

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

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the new lenox patriot | February 6, 2020 | 17

Central’s cheer team’s sportsmanship

recognized with gift of new uniforms

2

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

The varsity cheer team

at Lincoln-Way Central

is often honored for hard

work and athleticism, having

qualified for IHSA

State the past two years

and placing eighth at the

IHSA State Championships

in 2019.

The team’s latest accolades

were earned for

sportsmanship — something

that comes natural

to the group, yet can be

overlooked in the world

of competitive sports —

as the company GK Elite

singled out the athletes for

their fairness and friendliness

by gifting them brand

new custom uniforms.

During a practice on

Thursday, Jan. 30, head

cheer coach Danielle Emmart

and assistant varsity

cheer coach Alexia Powers

said they were speechless

when GK reached out in

September to inform them

of the good news.

“GK said they’d been

keeping their eye out for

Illinois teams that represent

good sportsmanship,

good team culture and have

an overall good positive

reputation,” Emmart said.

“I was in shock to say the

least. Not surprised that

the kids stood out; they

are a really fantastic, genuine

group of people. They

work so hard, and it’s really

nice to have this program

be recognized for something

like that. Yes, they’re

athletic. Yes, they work really,

really hard, but to have

a group of your athletes

acknowledged for having

good sportsmanship and

having a great team culture

was awesome.”

Along with supporting

each other through ups

and downs, the members

of LWC’s varsity cheer

team also have a passion

for supporting their fellow

cheerleaders from other

schools.

“In and out of cheer,

they are amazing, humble

kids, and it’s been an honor

to coach them alongside

Danielle,” Powers said.

“Our girls are very open to

meeting new people. Anyone

we’ve ever brought

into the program, they’ve

welcomed with open arms.

At tournaments, they love

going up and meeting with

new people and picking

their brains about cheer.”

Marist High School’s

cheerleading team is

among the groups LWC

loves seeing at tournaments,

explained New

Lenox resident and senior

cheerleader Rylee Richardson.

“We got very close with

the Marist team. We support

each other on and off

the mat and we cheer each

other on,” Richardson said.

The new red and black

uniforms with LWC’s

mascot on the front offer

the athletes style and mobility,

as they are adorned

with sparkles and do not

constrict movement.

“I think a lot of people

think they just throw on a

skirt and they look cute,

but they have to compete at

such a high athletic level,”

Emmart said. “Yes, they’re

competing in skirts, but

they’re doing some really

hard skills, so it’s important

for them to be able to

move.”

LWC juniors Jamie

New uniforms gifted from GK Elite add to the excitement

of Lincoln-Way Central’s varsity cheer team’s season.

Nightingale, of Mokena,

and Kendall Cortese, of

New Lenox, appreciate

that the uniforms are

unique and well-made.

“I like them because they

are newer and they have a

different type of style that

nobody really has right

now,” Nightingale said.

Cortese added, “They

are easy to move in.

They’re comfortable and

they stretch really well.

You’re not restrained. You

have a lot of mobility.”

As LWC’s varsity cheer

team looks forward to sectionals

and beyond, having

already won this unexpected

honor for sportsmanship,

Emmart said her hope

is that each athlete walks

away with something even

more valuable than a trophy.

“At the end of the day, at

least for me, as much as we

all love winning, all I’ve

ever wanted for any athlete

that I’ve ever coached is

for them to be able to look

back at their cheerleading

career and high school and

say, ‘I made the best memories.

I had the best time,’”

Emmart said. “As athletes,

you win. You lose. If they

learn something from that,

grow as individuals and

can learn some life lessons

then mission accomplished.”

Open House

Feb. 8th & 9th 12pm-5pm

Mokena resident and Lincoln-Way Central varsity cheer

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Thursday, Jan. 30, in her new uniform from GK Elite.

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The Dish

Pekoe & Bean adds modern spin to centuries-old tea service

Jacquelyn Schlabach

Contributing Editor

Attending afternoon

tea for Audrey Maher has

been a personal favorite of

hers for as long as she can

remember.

The Palos Heights resident

and owner of Tinley

Park’s recently opened

Pekoe & Bean said that

the closest places to enjoy

afternoon tea are in downtown

Chicago, and she

wanted to bring something

to the suburbs.

“I think just the first

place I did [afternoon tea],

it just felt right; it just felt

so relaxed, and so like why

don’t people do this all the

time?” Maher said. “Why

doesn’t this exist more?

It’s a really good way to

sit back and unwind. It’s

almost like [going] back in

time, before phones.”

Maher’s passion for hot

beverages and offering a

service like what she has

experienced was her motivation

for opening the

tea room and coffee bar on

Jan. 10.

The afternoon tea ($29)

includes a seasonal selection

of assorted finger

sandwiches, fruit, scones,

sweet treats, and a choice

of tea or coffee. While

this service is what Maher

hopes earns Pekoe & Bean

some recognition, she understands

that it might not

be for everyone, so she

included other a la carte

items and beverages —

hot and cold — for guests

to choose.

“A lot of places don’t

offer what I offer, where

you can also get a coffee

or a marshmallow cappuccino

[with afternoon tea],”

Maher said.” Most people

only offer the three tiers

and a teapot. But here, if

you don’t like tea, get a

cappuccino.”

Refills on the teapot

with afternoon tea are unlimited,

but if customers

decide to opt out of tea and

order iced or hot coffee instead,

they receive one free

refill.

“We also have great a la

carte items if people want

to come in at 4:30 p.m.

and not do a full afternoon

tea,” she said. “We have

crostini, we have a seasonal

salad, and our menu

does change seasonally.

We’re on our winter menu,

obviously, right now.”

Items that customers can

order a la carte include the

charcuterie board ($16),

which has assorted seasonal

cheeses and meats,

olives, honey, nuts and

bread. The crostini ($10)

is similar to bruschetta,

but has charred artichoke,

spinach, cheese and pine

nuts on bread, Maher said.

On the winter beverage

menu, Maher said that the

marshmallow cappuccino

($6) is a popular drink, as

well as winter iced tea ($6

for spiced orange sweet tea

or cold-pressed apple).

The spring menu will be

released in April, Maher

said, and is to feature seasonal

foods and drinks.

Maher said that when

she began creating Pekoe

& Bean, she wanted a relaxed

vibe to be inviting

for customers to sit and

dine for as long as they

wish, or simply walk up

to the coffee bar and order

drinks or food to go.

“We have a full-service

walk-up coffee bar where

you can get anything you

want to go, including all

of our food,” Maher said.

“We also have pastries, and

they will change weekly so

you can do that to go. We

always have a cookie, a

type of scone [and] a type

of muffin.”

Maher said she wanted

to set her business apart

from other coffee and tea

places, especially by offering

a wide selection of

items and the more relaxed

environment. All of the

tables, chairs, dishes and

silverware are from local

thrift shops and resale

shops.

“We had someone on

the computer the other

day sitting at the coffee

bar, and she’s like, ‘Is this

allowed?’ and I’m like,

‘Yeah, we welcome anything

— you know, look at

it in here, it’s like salvaged

furniture,’” Maher said.

Along the walls of Pekoe

& Bean, adding to the

unique vibe, are approximately

30 pieces of art

from locals, particularly

from Tinley Park, as well

as a few created by Maher.

She said she plans to rotate

in and out as many pieces

of art as she can.

“Local artists are important

to me, being that

I have an art background

and I was formerly a teacher,”

she said. “Local art is

just huge, and because it’s

something that’s faltering

slightly in the schools

— through no fault of the

teachers; it’s just the way

things are going — I think

that small businesses and

communities have a responsibility

to step up and

do what they can in the

arts.”

Artwork also can be

found in the two private

rooms that customers can

rent. The Magnolia Room

($100 for three hours)

seats up to 23 people and

the Birch Room ($40 for

three hours) seats up to

eight people.

The charcuterie board ($16) has assorted seasonal cheeses and meats, olives,

honey, nuts and bread. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

Pekoe & Bean

17028 Oak Park Ave.

in Tinley Park

Hours

• 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday-Sunday

• Closed Mondays

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 263-

0098

Web: pekoebean.com

“I’m big on hosting

events, planning, just [having]

people like getting together,

being relaxed, and

having a good time and

unwinding,” Maher said.

Guests are welcome

to rent out the rooms for

birthday parties, baby or

wedding showers, club

meetings or anything else

they wish. Maher said that

Pekoe & Bean can supply

party favors such as tea

bags or teapots, to help

take the stress off of its

patrons, as part of package

deals. Also in the private

rooms, afternoon tea is $1

cheaper per person if every

Pictured is the magnolia room at Pekoe & Bean that can

seat up to 23 people. Owner Audrey Maher welcomes

customers to rent out the room for birthday parties,

club meetings or baby showers.

customer orders it.

“I don’t think I was expecting

the private rooms

to be booking up as quickly

as they are, so that’s

been really positive, but

as far as our walk-in traffic,

it’s been better than expected,”

Maher said. “Our

patrons are amazing.”

And Maher is already

looking to add alcohol to

the menu in the future and

work on outdoor seating in

time for spring.

“The focus here is definitely

still coffee and tea,”

she said. “We have a party

of 50 coming up in April.

I think being able to offer

mimosas on the bar while

they’re doing their thing

and just come and grab

that would be great.”


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Last-minute love: 6 Valentine’s Day ideas for dawdling duos

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

They say that food is the

quickest way to someone’s

heart. And at this point,

quick is imperative.

But tastes of the heart

vary — even among the

procrastinators.

Thankfully, local businesses

have variety to

spare when it comes to

making Valentine’s Day

food connections. So

whether your husband

just wants a pizza or your

girlfriend is looking for a

unique box of chocolates,

whether the two of you

want to make a meal together

or what you really

have a taste for is laughter,

whether you prefer a classic

combination or want a

five-star four-course dinner,

these spots have you

covered.

Something for every

palate

Public Landing, 200 W. 8th

St. in Lockport

Very few restaurants

can offer a special menu

for the most romantic day

of the year with the elegance

of Lockport’s Public

Landing, which has a fourcourse

meal for couples

available after 4 p.m. Feb.

14 and 15.

“We strive to offer our

guests a quality dining experience,”

said Anita Donnelly,

restaurant manager.

“We have such a unique

and romantic atmosphere,

accompanied by the attentive

service and quality

menu items.”

The Valentine’s Day

experience begins with an

option of a panko-crusted

seafood cake with crab,

whitefish and shrimp over

arugula ratatouille, or

bruschetta with roasted

vegetables and a balsamic

reduction. The second

course offers a flavorful

lobster bisque or fresh

field green salad, followed

by a third course with a

butternut squash chorizostuffed

pork chop topped

with a goat cheese cherry

cream reduction, beef

Wellington, and lemongrass

poached halibut with

sweet potatoes.

For the final course, diners

can choose between

berries and cream, or a

salted pretzel caramel

brownie.

The entire meal is for

$76 per couple.

Reporting by Abhinanda

Datta, Contributing Editor

A generous serving of

laughter

CD&ME, 23320 S. La-

Grange Road in Frankfort

This Valentine’s Day,

southwest suburban diners

are invited to enjoy an

evening filled with hearty

Italian food — and even

heartier laughs.

CD&ME’s Valentine’s

Day show on Friday, Feb.

14, is to feature performances

from two Chicago

comedians — Sonya

White and Brian Hicks —

and a buffet dinner from

Scrementi’s.

The dinner includes

chicken Romano, beef

tenderloin with peppercorn

sauce, pasta tortellini

with creamy marinara,

green beans with olive oil,

roasted red potatoes, and

an Italian tossed salad.

“The quality of the food

is why we always choose

them,” said Catherine

Storbeck, CD&ME wedding

planner and event

coordinator, of the Stegerbased

catering company.

“They’re excellent.”

Fabulously Sweet Creations in Mokena has crafted

edible, heart-shape boxes to go with its truffle

offerings for Valentine’s Day 2020. T.J. Kremer III/22nd

Century Media

Tickets for the event,

open to adults 21 and

older, cost $48 and

can be purchased online

at ticketmaster.

com/sonya-white/event/

04005766334554DB.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and

the show is scheduled to

begin at 8 p.m.

Nuria Mathog, Contributing

Editor

Save the planet, one

sweet bite at a time

Fabulously Sweet Creations,

19070 Everett Blvd. Suite

112, in Mokena

Getting or giving a box

of sweet treats for one’s

sweet on Valentine’s Day

is almost obligatory these

days. But, what does one

do with the box once the

sweets are gone? Throwing

it out seems bad for

the environment. Saving it

might make one appear to

be a hoarder.

Fabulously Sweet Creations

has solved this dilemma

by introducing truffles

that come in an edible

heart-shaped box.

The top of the box

comes in a blue, raspberryflavored

chocolate, while

the bottom of the box is

milk chocolate. Or, for

those who want the latest

in chocolate flavors, a new,

all ruby-red chocolate box.

“It’s not white chocolate,

it’s not milk chocolate,

it’s not dark chocolate;

it’s a chocolate of its

own,” said LaVerne Relford-Hall,

owner of Fabulously

Sweet Creations.

“It’s more of a fruity flavor.

... This is a cocoa bean

of its own.”

Each box can be made

different sizes to be filled

with varying quantities of

truffles.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III,

Contributing Editor

Those who cook together

eat together

Frankie’s Ristorante, 9501 W.

171st St. in Tinley Park

In an effort to create

a more memorable experience

for love birds,

Frankie’s Ristorante has

organized its first Valentine-themed

couples cooking

class to be held 7-9

p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.

“I feel like, as we get

older, everyone’s always

trying to [do] something

that’s more memorable,”

said Angela Santoro-Castelli,

Frankie’s general

manager and event coordinator.

Santoro-Castelli noted

things such as cooking

and painting classes are

becoming popular, compared

to simply going to

dinner. So, for $90 a person,

Frankie’s is offering

a demonstration by

Executive Chef Gaetano

Calandrini, a three-course

meal, one cocktail, two

glasses of wine, tax and

gratuity.

The main course is to

feature heart-shaped ravioli

with Frankie’s creamy

Parmesan sauce. It is to be

stuffed with filet mignon.

Reservations are still

being accepted until Saturday,

Feb. 8, and can be

made by calling (708) 226-

6996.

Reporting by Jacquelyn

Schlabach, Contributing

Editor

Get saucy with a heartshaped

pizza

Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille,

15764 S. Bell Road in Homer

Glen

For Chesdan’s Pizzeria

& Grille, Valentine’s Day

tradition comes in the form

of a heart-shaped pizza.

According to owner Dan

Garr, Chesdan’s has been

creating the heartfelt pies

for Feb. 14 for approximately

30 years, dating

back to the Archer Avenue

location. And staff sees

people come in annually

for the special pizza.

“On Valentine’s Day,

just about every pizza we

make is heart-shaped,”

Garr said. “What makes

it popular is it’s great for

families — something they

can do at a real reasonable

cost.”

The heart-shaped

pizza is available in 10-

inch ($10.40) or 14-inch

(18.50) offerings. There is

an extra cost for additional

ingredients.

In 2020, the heartshaped

pizzas will be

available on Valentine’s

Day — Friday, Feb. 14 —

as well as Feb. 12 and 13.

Garr also offers an included

dessert for diners

who purchase the heartshaped

pizza, though there

is a limited supply of the

desserts.

Reservations are encouraged

for those interested

in stopping in for a

heart-shaped pizza, especially

on Valentine’s Day.

To make a reservation, call

(708) 301-8300.

Reporting by Thomas Czaja,

Senior Editor

Surf’s (and turf’s) up for

three days

Tom Kelly’s Chophouse and

Pub, 495 Degroate Road in

New Lenox

Starting Thursday, Feb.

13, Tom Kelly’s is offering

a surf and turf special

through Saturday, Feb.

15. Customers will have

the choice of one or two

4-ounce filet medallions,

which will be paired the

diner’s choice of coconut

shrimp, sauteed shrimp or

scallops.

The dinner special is not

specifically geared toward

those on Valentine’s Day

dates and can be enjoyed

by anyone. It is to be sold

at market price.

For reservations, call

(815) 462-8420.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Lincoln-Way Central

senior who performed

in Ballet 5:8’s performance

of the “Beyond

the Nutcracker,” Sophia

____

7. Unhappy

10. Experimental area

13. Apartment window

sign

14. Trademarks, abbr.

15. Unlikely to bite

16. Demonstrate clearly

17. Contents of some

barrels

18. Med. care providers

19. Rigatoni or spaghetti

20. Telephone trio

21. Elephant ___, carnival

treat

22. Weaklings

26. Cigarette pack listing

29. “Butterfly” star

Zadora

30. Pretentious

33. NATO member:

Abbr.

35. Tension removing

joke

39. “Comin’ ___ the

Rye”

40. 401(k) alternative

41. Decree __

42. Artistic creation

46. Bond opponent

47. Sarcasm

48. Word after golf or

grab

50. Youngster

51. Lincoln-Way East

basketball player, Morgan

____

54. Amorous skunk

57. Fool

58. They often go undercover,

var.

63. Portable music

device

64. Record company

65. Tintoretto’s “The

Miracle of ___ Freeing

the Slave”

66. Metric measure, for

short

67. Poseidon’s domain

68. “Hopelessly devoted

to you” singer

69. Prefix with sphere

70. Common ID

71. Type of poet

Down

1. Rank

2. Hubble Space

Telescope sighting

3. Spring bloom

4. Ding

5. Set up tents

6. Address abbr.

7. Cousin of the

spoonbill

8. Off

9. High-speed Internet

inits.

10. Mongolian monk

11. Ricky Martin

tune

12. Gershwin folkopera

role

15. Stephen King

title

20. Pleasantly calm

23. Roman numeral

24. Scull

25. ___payment

penalty

26. Cosmonaut,

Dennis

27. Throbs

28. Replay of a TV

show

31. Bypass

32. Like some questions

34. Fab Four hit

36. Randy Johnson

stat.

37. Patio cook-outs,

abbr.

38. Go wild

43. ___ Speedwagon,

rock group

44. West or east follower

45. T, in Greece

49. Smoothly

52. Breaks

53. Native of Tibet,

e.g.

54. Toll road

55. Big story

56. Game you can’t

play left-handed

59. Gulf V.I.P.

60. “The Sounds of

India” musician, first

name

61. Malayan weapon

62. Three-player card

game

64. Before T

65. Costa del ___

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

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

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

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the rooms you will find on the main floor are: the master suite with outstanding

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• 155 Thomas Lane,

New Lenox, 60451-

1223 - Fna Homes Llc

to Mark Denning, Emily

Doogan $225,000

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• 1602 Terrence Drive,

New Lenox, 60451-

4534 - Frank Tadin to

John J. Phelps Jr., Nicole

R. Phelps $360,000

• Dec. 31 - 1690 Grand

Prairie Drive, New

Lenox, 60451 - Rigsby

Builders Inc to Mark R.

Gonsowski, Laura M.

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• 2165 Arthurs Pass,

New Lenox, 60451-

3123 - Jeffery A. Hiller

to Jaclyn Ziemniarski,

$285,000

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• 2418 Kerry Winde

Drive, New Lenox,

60451-2538 - Bader &

Kash Investment Corp.

to David R. Sons, Arwa

Sons $250,000

• 933 Lake Road, New

Lenox, 60451-3652

- Jeffrey S. Rose to

Brian P. Seldomridge,

Deborah L. Seldomridge

$255,000

• 741 Longlane Road,

New Lenox, 60451-

9589 - Carrie A.

Grafrath to George M.

McClarence, Deborah S.

McClarence $272,000

• 1995 Royalglen Drive,

New Lenox, 60451 - Nvr

Inc. to Leonel Romero,

Melissa Romero

$319,990

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COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 2601 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox,

IL 60451 (Improved commercial

property). On the 27th 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: First Midwest

Bank Plaintiff V. SMITH BROS.

GARDEN CENTER, INC.; DANIEL

J. SMITH, as Trustee of THE SMITH

TRUST dated September 5, 2013;

JENNIFER A.SMITH, asTrustee of

THE SMITH TRUST dated September

5, 2013; DONNA J. METZGER,

as Trustee of THE DONNA J.

METZGER TRUST dated August 21,

2013; DANIEL J.SMITH, as successor

Trustee U/T/A dated May 24,

2000 and designated as the Smith

Family Trust; DONNA J.

METZGER, as successor Trustee

U/T/A dated May 24, 2000 and designated

as the Smith Family Trust;

HERITAGE BANK; GLP CELL

SITE III, LLC f/k/a T3 Unison Site

Management, LLC, aDelaware limited

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LLC, a Delaware limited liability

company; GLP CELL SITE I, LLC, a

Delaware limited liability company;

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limited liability company; GLP

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limited liability company; GLP CELL

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company; DEUTSCHE BANK

TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS;

CHICAGO SMSA LIMITED PART-

NERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRE-

LESS; UNKNOWN OWNERS and

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant.

Case No. 18 CH 0850 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:

Capadona Law Firm, Ltd.

360 W. Butterfield Road Suite 300

Elmhurst, IL 60126

P: 1-630-833-1123

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 930 Wisconsin Road, New Lenox,

IL 60451 (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: PNC Bank, National Association

Plaintiff V. Unknown Heirs and

Legatees of Donald R. Payne, Sr.; Edward

Payne; Freda Payne aka Freda

Markle; Unknown Heirs and Legatees

of Donald Ray Payne, Jr; Jonathan

Womack as Special Representative

for Donald R. Payne, Sr.; M&I

Bank FSB; Unknown Owners and

Non-Record Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 0585 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. 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.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 941 SBentley Rd, New Lenox, IL

60451 (Single Family Home). On the

27th 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: Quicken Loans Inc. Plaintiff V.

Jennifer Mauerman; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 1397 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:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

Certificate 33217 was filed inthe

office of the County Clerk of Will

County on January 17, 2020

wherein the business firm ofMoniker

Sign Company located at 2730

Centurion Ln, New Lenox, IL

60451 was registered; that the true

or real name of the person owning

the business, with their respective

post office address, is as folows:

Daniel A. Bucci


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2730 Centurian Lane

New Lenox, IL 60451

708-277-4486

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

17th day of January, 2020.

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

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YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

First Midwest Bank

Plaintiff,

vs.

SMITH BROS. GARDEN CENTER,

INC.; DANIEL J. SMITH, as Trustee of

THE SMITH TRUST dated September

5, 2013; JENNIFER A. SMITH, as

Trustee ofTHE SMITH TRUST dated

September 5, 2013; DONNA J.

METZGER, as Trustee of THE

DONNA J. METZGER TRUST dated

August 21, 2013; DANIEL J. SMITH,

as successor Trustee U/T/A dated May

24, 2000 and designated as the Smith

Family Trust; DONNA J. METZGER,

as successor Trustee U/T/A dated May

24, 2000 and designated as the Smith

Family Trust; HERITAGE BANK; GLP

CELL SITE III, LLC f/k/a T3Unison

Site Management, LLC, a Delaware

limited liability company; CELL

TOWER LEASE ACQUISITION LLC,

aDelaware limited liability company;

GLP CELL SITE I, LLC, aDelaware

limited liability company; GLP CELL

SITE II, LLC, aDelaware limited liability

company; GLP CELL SITE IV,

LLC, aDelaware limited liability company;

GLP CELL SITE A, LLC, aDelaware

limited liability company; DEUT-

SCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY

AMERICAS; CHICAGO SMSA LIM-

ITED PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERI-

ZON WIRELESS; UNKNOWN OWN-

ERS and NON-RECORD CLAIM-

ANTS

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 0850

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 18th day of November,

2019, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

27th 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:

PARCEL 1: LOTS 14, 15 AND 16 IN

BLOCK 5IN ARTHUR T.MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANY’S LIN-

COLNWOOD, BEING A SUBDIVI-

SION INSECTION 13, AND SEC-

TION 24, ALL INTOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, AND IN RANGE 11, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

APRIL 6, 1950 AS DOCUMENT NO.

671404, IN PLAT BOOK 27, PAGE

26, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PARCEL 2: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 5

IN ARTHUR T.MCINTOSH AND

COMPANY’S LINCOLNWOOD,

UNIT #2, BEING A SUBDIVISION

IN SECTION 13, AND SECTION 24,

ALL IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH,

AND IN RANGE 11, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEM-

BER 13, 1950, IN PLAT BOOK 27,

PAGE 35 AND DOCUMENT NO.

679553, AND CERTIFICATE OF

CORRECTION RECORDED AS

DOCUMENT NO. 681082, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

2601 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox,

IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

Improved commercial property

P.I.N.:

15-08-24-203-014-0000

PARCEL 1: LOTS 14, 15 AND 16 IN

BLOCK 5IN ARTHUR T.MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANY’S LIN-

COLNWOOD, BEING A SUBDIVI-

SION INSECTION 13, AND SEC-

TION 24, ALL INTOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, AND IN RANGE 11, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

APRIL 6, 1950 AS DOCUMENT NO.

671404, IN PLAT BOOK 27, PAGE

26, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PARCEL 2: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 5

IN ARTHUR T.MCINTOSH AND

COMPANY’S LINCOLNWOOD,

UNIT #2, BEING A SUBDIVISION

IN SECTION 13, AND SECTION 24,

ALL IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH,

AND IN RANGE 11, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEM-

BER 13, 1950, IN PLAT BOOK 27,

PAGE 35 AND DOCUMENT NO.

679553, AND CERTIFICATE OF

CORRECTION RECORDED AS

DOCUMENT NO. 681082, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

P.I.N.:

15-08-24-203-015-0000

PARCEL 1: LOTS 14, 15 AND 16 IN

BLOCK 5IN ARTHUR T.MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANY’S LIN-

COLNWOOD, BEING A SUBDIVI-

SION INSECTION 13, AND SEC-

TION 24, ALL INTOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, AND IN RANGE 11, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

APRIL 6, 1950 AS DOCUMENT NO.

671404, IN PLAT BOOK 27, PAGE

26, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PARCEL 2: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 5

IN ARTHUR T.MCINTOSH AND

COMPANY’S LINCOLNWOOD,

UNIT #2, BEING A SUBDIVISION

IN SECTION 13, AND SECTION 24,

ALL IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH,

AND IN RANGE 11, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEM-

BER 13, 1950, IN PLAT BOOK 27,

PAGE 35 AND DOCUMENT NO.

679553, AND CERTIFICATE OF

CORRECTION RECORDED AS

DOCUMENT NO. 681082, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

P.I.N.:

15-08-24-203-016-0000

PARCEL 1: LOTS 14, 15 AND 16 IN

BLOCK 5IN ARTHUR T.MCIN-

TOSH AND COMPANY’S LIN-

COLNWOOD, BEING A SUBDIVI-

SION INSECTION 13, AND SEC-

TION 24, ALL INTOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, AND IN RANGE 11, EAST

OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

APRIL 6, 1950 AS DOCUMENT NO.

671404, IN PLAT BOOK 27, PAGE

26, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PARCEL 2: LOT 17, IN BLOCK 5

IN ARTHUR T.MCINTOSH AND

COMPANYâ! S LINCOLNWOOD,

UNIT #2, BEING A SUBDIVISION

IN SECTION 13, AND SECTION 24,

ALL IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH,

AND IN RANGE 11, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEM-

BER 13, 1950, IN PLAT BOOK 27,

PAGE 35 AND DOCUMENT NO.

679553, AND CERTIFICATE OF

CORRECTION RECORDED AS

DOCUMENT NO. 681082, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

P.I.N.:

15-08-24-203-017-0000

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:

Capadona Law Firm, Ltd.

360 W. Butterfield Road Suite 300

Elmhurst, IL 60126

P: 1-630-833-1123

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PNC Bank, National Association

Plaintiff,

vs.

Unknown Heirs and Legatees ofDonald

R. Payne, Sr.; Edward Payne; Freda

Payne aka Freda Markle; Unknown

Heirs and Legatees of Donald Ray

Payne, Jr; Jonathan Womack as Special

Representative for Donald R. Payne,

Sr.; M&I Bank FSB; Unknown Owners

and Non-Record Claimants

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 0585

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 8th 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 tothe highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

THE SOUTH 60 FEET OF THE

NORTH 120 FEET OF LOT 215 IN

ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND

COMPANY'S NEW LENOX ES-

TATES, UNIT 3, ASUBDIVISION

OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4

OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

930 Wisconsin Road, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

15-08-21-409-003-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Quicken Loans Inc.

Plaintiff,

vs.

Jennifer Mauerman; et. al.

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 1397

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 8th day of January, 2020,

MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

27th 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 tothe highest

and best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 2 IN WINDERMERE EAST

UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4

OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 11EAST OFTHE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST

23, 1989 AS DOCUMENT NO.

R89-42253, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly known as:

941 S Bentley Rd, New Lenox, IL

60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

15-08-22-476-017-0000

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 inand to the 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 by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is a surplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

10 metal cars in boxes -New

$10 each. Call 708-479-0193

2dark solid wood dinner T.V.

tables - like new, paid $49.99

asking $20 OBO. Call

708-403-2525

2TVtray tables with stand.

Solid wood. Trays are 21”w x

16”deep x 24” height. Excellent

condition. $15 Call

815-462-4942

7.5 foot prelit Christmas tree,

needs work with connecting

strands of lights. Stand included

&bag onwheels. $20

Text 708-420-0740

Aerobic River exercise machine

$50 Call 708-403-5186

Cabinet, 1 shelf, door $40.

Hoover Floormate spin/scrub

$40. Native American ring

black opal design size 11 $20.

Call 708-535-9354

California brass tub and

shower faucet, #52, new in

box, no plastic, $100. Call

708-310-0699, Frankfort

Craftsman small deluxe router

table $25, Extension cord on a

wheel $10. Call 708-479-0193

Electrical triple-tap outlets

misc. colors $4; GE 9004 auto

headlight $12; 1960’s USA

penlight $3; 12pk 40w soft

white bulbs $12; 2pk 60w led

bulbs $4 Call 708-460-8308

Equilizer weight transfer hitch

for trailer, all hardware included.

$100 Call

815-592-9474

Francisan Desert Rose Dinnerware

service for 12 plus serving

pieces, 100 total pieces.

$100 OBO Text 708-217-5606

FREE for the hauling. 10plastic

drums. 55 gal. Call

815-701-2186


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Joey Malito

Joey Malito is a sophomore

wrestler for Lincoln-

Way Central.

How long have you

been wrestling and

how did you first get

started?

I’ve been wrestling since

I was 8, so about eight

years. My dad [Michael]

got me into it. He wrestled

when he was younger, but

he didn’t stay with it for

high school, so he wanted

me to do it.

What do you like so

much about the sport?

I like how much of a

team sport it is. It’s really

fun. It helps you stay in

shape physically and mentally.

I have made a lot of

new friends through wrestling.

It’s a smaller sport

than football or baseball,

so you end up meeting

more people and it’s more

close-knit.

You mentioned the

sport helping you

mentally. How is that?

You have to think more

about it than a lot of other

sports you play and there

can be more stress on you

because it’s just you out

there wrestling, so you

have to become mentally

strong to deal with that.

Last year, you were

competing on varsity

as a freshman and

were way under 106

pounds, wrestling

against bigger, older

kids. How tough was

that?

It was hard because I

was not heavy at all. I

was about eight pounds

under the weight class.

That made it tough, but I

knew I would learn from

the experience and that the

next year would be better.

I just had to keep competing,

keep trying hard, and

I knew I was going to get

better.

You are 30-11 heading

into the postseason.

What has been the

biggest key to your

success this season?

I think it was just getting

stronger and getting more

size. I can match up with

guys better now, and I’m

confident when I go out

there that I can compete.

How do you feel about

where you are going

into the postseason?

I feel good. I like where

I’m at, and I’m ready to go.

My goal is to come out of

regionals with a good spot

for sectionals, and then go

take my shot at making it

to state. Making it to state

is definitely the big goal.

3

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Media

If you could be

anybody else for a

day, who would you

want to be?

My grandfather [Andrew].

He’s passed away

now, but he was always

there for me and he helped

me so much. I’d just like to

be in his shoes for a day.

You’re stranded on a

deserted island and

can have an endless

supply of one food.

What do you want?

Some kind of pasta. Fettuccine

alfredo, probably. I

love pasta.

What is your favorite

TV show?

“Game of Thrones.”

I’m really into that kind

of show, like that kind of

fantasy show. I like the

old-time stuff and the Medieval

stories. I think that’s

really cool.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you want to go?

Germany or Italy. I love

the scenery in both of those

places and I think it would

be really cool to visit them.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar.

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Roundup

Celtics boys basketball gets win over Bulls Prep

SEAN HASTINGS, Editor

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Providence coach Kyle

Murphy and his team let

out a huge sigh of relief

when the final buzzer rang

through the gym.

A sigh of relief because

they watched a 12-point

lead after the first quarter

and a 12-point lead at halftime

turn into a three-point

deficit at one point in the

third quarter and then briefly

to start the fourth.

But with key plays down

the stretch from Joe Alfirevich

and Noah Vassal,

Providence held on for a

66-61 win over Chicago

Bulls College Prep on Jan.

28 in New Lenox.

“All things considered,

we’ll take the win, especially

at this time of the

year with regional seeding,”

Murphy said. “Joe

hit some big free throws

[down the stretch]. I think

we were 11-of-12 from the

free-throw line. That was

huge. We lost the turnover

battle, we lost the rebound

battle, but we won the freethrow

battle.”

Vassal finished with 15

points, and Alfirevich had

12 to lead the Celtics (10-

13).

Alfirevich hit four free

throws in the final seconds

to help seal the win.

Alfirevich scored all of

his points in the second

half.

“[The Bulls] were doing

a good job and all my teammates

were helping me out

and they were playing hard,

which eventually opened

things up for me and I was

able to attack in the lane,

get a couple layups and get

more confident," he said.

Providence hockey

advances to Kennedy Cup

semis; Davis named All-

State

The Celtics swept their

quarterfinal series with

Mount Carmel in the Kennedy

Cup playoffs. Providence

won the opening

game 8-1 on Thursday,

Jan. 30, and completed the

two-game sweep with a 6-1

victory Saturday, Feb. 1, in

Palatine.

Senior forward Tommy

Davis was also named to

the AHAI All-State team.

Providence will take on

St. Rita in the Kennedy

Cup semifinals.

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Andrew basketball/football

star wins January honor

JEFF VORVA

Contributing Editor

Senior Andrew football

and basketball standout

Noah O’Connor took flight

lessons and flew a plane.

He has been flying high

during his athletic career

at the Tinley Park school

ever since.

O’Connor was voted as

the winner of 22nd Century

Media’s Southwest Chicago

Athlete of the Month

contest for January.

It is the second time in

the past three months an

Andrew athlete earned the

honor. Volleyball player

Abby Kiaupa won in November.

The Athlete of the

Month competition pits

featured Athlete of the

Week selections from our

south suburban newspapers

against one another in

an online voting contest.

The next contest is to

begin Feb. 10.

To vote, visit New

LenoxPatriotDaily.com,

hover over the “Sports”

menu tab and click “Athlete

of the Month.” Readers

can vote once per

session per valid email

address. Voting ends at 5

p.m. Feb. 25.

All athletes featured in

the January Athlete of the

Week sports interviews are

automatically entered into

the contest.

2

LW Central boys basketball

has 2-1 week

The Knights topped Hinsdale

Central 63-61 on Jan.

28. Sean Curran and Nick

Tingley scored 18 points

each, while Ryan Kraft

added 14.

Central then fell 67-56

to Lincoln-Way East on

Friday, Jan. 31, despite 26

points from Curran and 12

from Tingley.

The Knights (16-7)

bounced back to beat Illiana

Christian 88-67 on

Saturday, Feb. 1, at the

Beecher Shootout. Tingley

poured in 28 points and

Mike Maloney added 17.

Central drained 17

3-pointers in the game,

including nine in the first

quarter.

Warriors drop three

Lincoln-Way West’s

boys basketball team fell

79-56 to Plainfield North

on Jan. 28, dropped a 52-

51 heartbreaker to Stagg on

Thursday, Jan. 30, and lost

72-37 to Lemont on Saturday,

Feb. 1.

Connor Jenkins had a

huge game against Plainfield

North, finishing with

21 points and six rebounds.

Billy Dozier added seven

points.

For full stories on Providence

and Lincoln-Way Central basketball,

visit www.NewLenox

PatriotDaily.com.

Andrew basketball

and football player

Noah O’Connor won

the January Athlete of

the Month competition

for publisher Century

22nd Century Media’s

Southwest Chicago

branch. 22ND CENTURY

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This Week In

KNIGHTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 7 – hosts Stagg,

6:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 8 – hosts Glenbrook

North, 4:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 11 – at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 6 – hosts Andrew,

6:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 11 – at Stagg, 6:15

p.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Feb. ■ 8 – IHSA Joliet

Central Regional at Crest

Hill Lanes, 9 a.m.

CHEERLEADING

■Feb. ■ 7 – IHSA Large

Team State Finals at

Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington, 3:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 8 – IHSA Large

Team State Finals at

Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington, 3 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Feb. ■ 7 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference

diving meet at Andrew, 5

p.m.

■Feb. ■ 8 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference

swimming meet at

Lockport, 10 am.

WRESTLING

■Feb. ■ 8 – at IHSA Lockport

Regional, 9 a.m.

WARRIORS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 7 – at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 7 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 11 – at Andrew,

6:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 11 – hosts Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Feb. ■ 8 – IHSA Joliet

Central Regional at Crest

Hill Lanes, 9 a.m.

CHEERLEADING

■Feb. ■ 7 – IHSA Large

Team State Finals at

Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington, 3:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 8 – IHSA Large

Team State Finals at

Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington, 3 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Feb. ■ 7 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference

diving meet at Andrew, 5

p.m.

■Feb. ■ 8 – SouthWest

Suburban Conference

swimming meet at

Lockport, 10 am.

WRESTLING

■Feb. ■ 8 – at IHSA Lockport

Regional, 9 a.m.

CELTICS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 7 – at Montini, 7

p.m.

■Feb. ■ 11 – hosts St. Rita,

7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 8 – hosts Marist,

12:30 p.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Feb. ■ 8 – IHSA Joliet

Central Regional at Crest

Hill Lanes, 9 a.m.

CHEERLEADING

■Feb. ■ 7 – IHSA Medium

Team State Finals at

Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington, 9 a.m.

■Feb. ■ 8 – IHSA Medium

Team State Finals at

Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington, 11 a.m.

WRESTLING

■Feb. ■ 8 – at IHSA Lockport

Regional, 9 a.m.

LINCOLN-WAY CO-OP

ATHLETICS

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

■Feb. ■ 11 – at IHSA

Hinsdale Central Sectional,

6 p.m.


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Cheerleading

4

LW West, Providence, LW Central all advance to state

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way West’s

cheerleading team just

keeps moving up.

After qualifying for

state for the first time in

the large school division

a year ago and placing

fourth, the Warriors nearly

finished first at the Joliet

Sectional on Saturday,

Feb. 1.

Instead, they finished

second (92.03) just behind

perennial power Sandburg

(92.43). 2018 state champion

Joliet West (91.67)

was third, followed by Andrew

(90.39) and Minooka

(88.92) rounding out the

top five state-qualifying

teams.

"Last year, we had a

brand new team and this

season we have a lot of

returners," Lincoln-Way

West coach Nicole White

said. "That experience

paid off. We're very happy

with the team's commitment

and growth. That

extra year together has

paid off. We made it out

[to state]and now go from

there."

The state finals are set

for Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday,

Feb. 8, at Grossinger

Motors Arena in Bloomington.

The Warrior seniors are

Amiyah Chapman, Erica

Johnson, Erika Meadows,

Andrea Ridgway, Alyssa

Saso, Emmi Scofield,

and Isabella Telez. There

are also seven juniors:

Kayla Aspel, Kalei Belt,

Emily Hill, Jordan Kittl,

Payton Malpeli, Madison

Raleigh, and Grace

Rinke. Emily Lynch and

Peyton Wilson are the

sophomores, while Caroline

Klee, Aubrey Lenard,

Maeve McNamee and Rachel

Turay are freshmen.

"I'm excited to be going

back to state with my

friends," Ridgway said.

"Our goal is to work on

bettering our routine and

get to Day 2 at state and

see where we can move up

from there."

Ridgway and Johnson

are four-year varsity members.

"I'm really excited,"

Johnson agreed. "Overall

state is a great experience

and this gives us another

week of practice together.

We have an amazing

team."

In the medium school division,

Providence placed

fifth and grabbed the final

state-qualifying spot.

Six-time state champion

Lemont (89.58) won

the sectional, followed

by Oak Forest (89.29),

Tinley Park (88.31), and

Brooks (87.04). Providence

(86.17) edged Marian

Catholic (85.83) for

the fifth and final spot.

That made the Celtics

very happy as they have

not been to state since

2017.

It was especially exciting

for Ariana Wydajewski.

One of three seniors on

the team, she was at state

as a freshman but was unable

to perform.

"I've battled a couple of

injuries this season, too,"

Wydajewski said. "But

these younger girls are

like my younger sisters.

I'm just glad I get to spend

more time with them."

The other two seniors

are Chloe Floeckher and

Jordyn Swenson.

"I was on the floor freshman

year at state and now

we're back," Floeckher

said. "It was everyone just

working hard and coming

together."

The rest of the team is

made up of juniors Hayle

Hitterman, Aubrey Hoff,

Grace Milas, and Stefanie

Rodriguez, sophomores

Shelby Gloss, Gabbie Lacheta,

Alexis Madler, Sophia

Nakos and Chloe Pavlis,

and freshmen Abaigeal

Bandyk, Brideigh Cavanaugh,

Emily Gacek, Abigail

Hoff, Marissa Majewski,

Marissa Massaro and Savannah

Sullivan.

At the Farmington Sectional,

Lincoln-Way Central

punched its ticket to

state with a second-place

finish in the large division.

The Knights (94.57) finished

behind Lincoln-Way

East (97.16).

Girls Gymnastics

Lincoln-Way wins 11th straight SWSC title

6

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

A new coach, the same

result for the Lincoln-Way

co-op girls gymnastics

team.

Kory Thompson took

over as coach this season

and Lincoln-Way once

again captured the South-

West Suburban Conference

meet on Jan. 29 at Andrew.

It was the 11th straight season

and 12th time (2007-

08 was the other) since the

SWSC formed in the 2005-

06 season that the team has

won it.

Lincoln-Way (143.3)

outdistanced the Andrew

co-op team (138.5),

which includes athletes

from Sandburg and Stagg.

Homewood-Flossmoor

(123.825) was third in the

three-team league.

“The kids work hard and

it’s good to see them take

well to the change,” said

Thompson, a former assistant

who took over for Kim

Lago, who had been the

head coach for the previous

six seasons. “Not only

have the girls been working

hard, they have been

focusing on little things

and pushing themselves.

“We have a lot of depth.

We are trying to figure out

the last pieces as a team for

the postseason.”

Lincoln-Way was set to

host a regional Tuesday,

Feb. 4.

Lincoln-Way has won a

regional and sectional title

the past three seasons and

advanced to state. With the

balanced results the team

produced at the conference

meet, another state team

trip is very possible.

Senior Korina Jarosz

and junior Grace Kmak

tied for second in the

all-around, each scoring

36.55, just two tenths behind

senior Taylor Talley

(36.75), who repeated as

the all-around champion

for Andrew.

“It’s very cool that we

could both share that,”

Jarosz said. “We are very

close-knit and all friends

on the team. We wanted

to go out and show that.

Getting back to state is our

goal.”

Kmak agreed.

“We all had confidence

and the team did very

well,” she said. “We are all

very excited and ready to

put it on the floor for our

future meets.”

Kmak was the only Lincoln-Way

champion on the

day as she won the balance

beam with a 9.4. Jarosz,

with an even 9, was second,

Allie Reis (8.55) and

Lexi Wikert (8.375) were

fourth and fifth as Lincoln-

Way nailed down four of

the top five spots.

In the floor exercise,

Lincoln-Way gymnasts

Kmak (9.2), Lucy Haas

(9.175), Jarosz (9.175),

and Reis (9.075) took third

through sixth.

On the vault, Kmak

tied Talley for first with a

9.35. Jarosz (9.325) was

right behind in third. Skylar

Koczor (9.050) placed

fifth, Olivia Gonda (8.925)

sixth and Emerson Collins

(8.775) eighth as Lincoln-

Way had five of the top

eighth

Lincoln-Way’s Grace Kmak competes at the SouthWest

Suburban Conference meet Jan. 29. Kmak tied for

second in the all-around and won the balance beam.

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

That was also the case

in the uneven bars. Jarosz

(9.050) was second,

Gonda (8.6) and Kmak

(8.6) tied for third, Natalie

Hrkel (8.45) tied for fifth,

and Reis (8.1) was eighth.

“Grace and Korina did

great, especially to tie

and only be two tenths

of a point out of the allaround,”

Thompson said.

“This team has really had

fun because they work

together. We went undefeated

(4-0) in our dual

meets this season and did

well at the invites, including

[on Jan. 18] winning

the Neuqua Valley Invite.”


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LW West takes fifth at competitive dance state finals

4

Providence finishes

11th

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

JEFF VORVA, Contributing

Editor

After making it through

the preliminary round and

advancing to the second

day of the IHSA Class 2A

competitive dance finals,

Lincoln-Way West turned

it up a notch for its final

performance of the season.

The Warriors moved up

from a ninth-place spot in

the prelims to finish fifth

in the state, scoring 89.78

on Saturday, Feb. 1, at

Grossinger Motors Arena

in Bloomington.

“We’re really happy,”

West coach Melissa Sweeney

said. “Everything we

asked them to do, they

executed at a high level.

They saved the best for

last. It was amazing.

“We have 10 seniors.

They’ve done a great job

of leading. They’ve done a

great job of preparing our

younger girls. They made

their last competition a

great one.”

West made a late adjustment

before performing in

the prelims.

“This team is very

adaptable,” Sweeney said.

“When we were in the

waiting room, we talked

about one of the elements

that we wanted to test out

and we knew we were

going to do one of two

things. We made a choice

and it was well executed.

They did a great job.

“That was the first time

we ever did anything like

that. The determining factor

was the surface of the

floor. It’s different than

any surface we ever had

the opportunity to practice

on all year.”

West scored 88.78 in the

prelims.

The Warriors dancers included

Grace Grude, Leah

Turay, Mary Kate Loichinger,

Amanda Barta,

Grace Johnson, Hannah

Haggard, Darby Sullivan,

Emma Ryan, Madeline

McDermott, Anwyn Perry,

Alayna McDermott, Abby

Foote, Abigail Dudeck,

Corina McDermott, Sena

Settles, Emma Creech,

Alexa Krystyniak, Paige

Lenczewski, Olivia Feehan

and Alyssa Stasiak.

Providence finished 11th

in Class 1A, scoring 82.72

in the finals.

“I’m very happy,” Celtics

coach Stephanie Coglianese

said. “The girls gave

it everything they had. I’m

very proud of what they

accomplished this season.

Making it to day two is a

huge accomplishment.

“We start in July and end

here, so it’s a long eight or

nine months of hard work

in preparation for this moment,

and the girls made it

all pay off.”

The Celtics were the first

team to perform in Friday’s

prelims, scoring 83.06.

Providence’s team featured

Colleen Lappin,

Isabella Stulas, Francesca

Lio, Jayden Prince, Payton

Ward, Olivia Cecola,

Kathryn Hamilton, Rylan

Prince, Ella Pignotti, Kiera

Kalinowski, Alexis

Denny, Gianna Chocola,

Lana Maffei, Sara Cooper,

Ava Pilon and Kameryn

Springer.

Lincoln-Way Central advanced

to state for the third

straight season but did not

get beyond the preliminary

round. The Knights (85.42)

finished 18th in Class 3A.

Providence Catholic’s competitive dance team

performs in the Class 1A state finals Friday, Jan. 31.

The Celtics finished 11th. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Central dancers included

Mia Gardiner, Abigail

King, Katelyn Edmier,

Emma Wagner, Jillian

Grzesiak, Madison Kucaba,

Anna Vanisko, Hannah

Redican, Natasha Jarchow,

Samantha Tuttle, Lia Sullivan,

Skylar Darnall,

Sophia Bonoma, Tessa

Gandy, Abigail Englert and

Mackenzie Jarchow.

“We wanted it bad,”

Central coach Alina Geary

said. “This was a good

year. We placed at a lot

more meets than we ever

have. They really wanted

it.

“We danced with a lot of

passion. They left it all out

there.”

Girls Basketball

LW West rolls past No. 1 Evanston, tops LW Central again

6

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way West coach

Ryan White sees his team

getting more and more

comfortable in big games.

The Warriors were certainly

ready to go when

they hosted Evanston on

Saturday, Feb. 1.

Ava Gugliuzza poured in

23 points, Bri Wooldridge

added 20, and Taylor Gugliuzza

scored 17 in West’s

77-62 win.

Evanston (20-3) was

ranked No. 1 in the Class

4A AP rankings, with LW

West (24-2) tied for fifth.

“Our girls didn’t seem

nervous or intimidated at

all,” White said. “In terms

of athleticism and defensive

pressure, Evanston

brings as much of that as

anyone.

“Our girls really handled

it well.”

Before that big win, the

Warriors faced off with

crosstown rival LW Central

on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Just like in the teams’

first meeting, the Knights

got off to a hot start but

West weathered the storm

and pulled away in the second

half for a 66-45 South-

West Suburban Red win at

Central.

“We weren’t really playing

like ourselves in the

first half,” Taylor Gugliuzza

said. “We weren’t going

for the loose balls, we

weren’t making our shots,

we were kind of forcing

our offense. As soon as

the third quarter came, we

started out so strong and

that’s how it should have

been the whole game.”

Taylor led the Warriors

with 21 points. Wooldridge

added 11 points and seven

rebounds, Evan Pittman

scored 10 points, Tara Gugliuzza

had nine points, and

Sydney Swanberg chipped

in seven points and eight

rebounds.

Regan LoConte paced

Central (15-12, 4-2) with

18 points. Haley Stoklosa

(five rebounds) and Colleen

Erdman added seven

points each.

The Knights jumped out

to a 15-11 lead after one

quarter as LoConte scored

six points.

Central’s two stars, however,

both got in foul trouble.

LoConte went to the

bench after picking up her

third foul with 5:50 left in

the first half and the game

tied 19-19. West then went

on an 8-0 run. Stoklosa

picked up her fourth foul

with 2:15 left in the half.

West took a 30-22 lead to

halftime and came out for

the second half determined

to pound the ball inside to

the 6-foot-2 Wooldridge

and 6-foot-1 Pittman.

Wooldridge scored 10 of

her 11 points in the second

half, and Pittman scored all

10 of hers.

In addition to the foul

trouble, Central was missing

starting point guard

Megan Hutchinson (flu)

and one of its most-used

reserves Nicole Connolly

(broken nose). That led

to some unusual lineups.

Erdman and Nyla Robinson

(five points, nine rebounds),

among others,

held their own.

“There are little silver

linings there,” Central

coach Dave Campanile

said. “You certainly don’t

want to lose, and you don’t

want to have your second

group on the floor against

that set of starters, but some

girls stepped up and it was a

good experience for them.”

West, meanwhile, was

happy to fight off another

challenger.

“This is our year,” Taylor

Gugliuzza said. “This

is our best chance of going

far. It’s hard, but it puts a

really fun, hard-working

picture in our minds because

we’re all working

toward one goal of making

it to state and winning

state.”


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fastbreak

4

LW Central’s Nolan ties for second at state

steve millar/22nd century

media

1st and 3

THREE notes on

the wrestling

postseason, which

begins saturday,

feb. 8, at the

lockport regional

1. LW West

The Warriors

are ranked No.

12 in Class 3A.

Individually, West

contenders include

Javen Estrada

(above), No. 5

at 138 pounds,

Payton Geigner

(6th, 160), Garrett

Geigner (7th, 145)

and Brock Pfeifer

(7th, 152).

2. Providence

The top wrestler to

watch is the one

at the top weight

class. Heavyweight

Ryan Boersma is

ranked No. 1. Kevin

Countryman is a

contender at 145.

3. LW Central

Sophomore Joey

Malito is a rising

talent who could

make a run at 106.

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way Central

senior Alex Nolan had just

capped his high school

bowling career in style,

tossing a 254, but he was

not too happy about it.

Word had trickled down

to Nolan and the Knights

coaches that he had fallen

one pin short of second

place. That would turn out

to be false information.

“I knew I needed to

shoot a good game the last

game, and I throw a 254,

so I felt like I had a good

shot to get second,” Nolan

said. “Next thing I know, I

hear [Minooka sophomore

Efrain Soto] beat me by a

pin, and I was devastated.

Third is still good, but second

is better.

“A few minutes later, I

found out I actually tied

for second. It’s great for

me. I’m really happy with

it.”

Nolan and Soto entered

the final game tied, and

both threw 254 in the last

game Saturday, Feb. 1, at

St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.

Both bowlers left one pin

on their final ball in the

10th frame.

Both totaled 2,772 pins

over 12 games (231 average),

finishing 39 pins behind

Harlem senior Ethan

Pash.

Nolan, who will continue

his bowling career at

St. Ambrose, tied the best

finish ever by a Central

bowler. Steve McNellis

also finished as runner-up

in 2007-08.

A varsity stalwart since

his freshman year, Nolan

had a terrific high

school career. He helped

the Knights finish third as

a team as a sophomore,

when he finished 25th individually.

But after failing to make

it to the second day at state

last season – finishing

107th – he had plenty to

prove as a senior.

“Last year at state was

heartbreaking for me,”

Nolan said. “It showed me

that I needed a lot of work.

It was an eye-opener. I

worked hard all season,

grinded out on some hard

patterns, finally found

some bowling balls I liked

and trusted, and I’ve been

doing great since then.”

Nolan began Saturday

in eighth place, 234 pins

behind Pash for the lead.

By the lunch break, after

he fired a 742 three-game

series in the morning, he

was in second and within

63 pins of first.

“[Pash’s lead] going into

the day was almost insurmountable,”

Central coach

Coley O’Connell said. “We

tried to set some goals.

We told Alex, ‘You’re in

eighth now, let’s try to get

in the top three.’ He kind

of looked at us and I could

see it in his mind that he

still thought he could get

first.

“He didn’t quite get

there, but he definitely

Lincoln-Way Central senior Alex Nolan, pictured in a tournament earlier this season,

tied for second at the state finals. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

made a run at it. It was a

pleasure and joy to have

him on our team for four

years.”

Despite a pair of unlucky

13th-place finishes,

Lincoln-Way West had

plenty to be proud of.

The Warriors took 13th

as a team, and sophomore

Aidan Healy finished 13th

individually.

Healy (2,613, 217.8 average)

finished just two

pins out of All-State position

but put together a fantastic

weekend highlighted

by five games of 219 or

better on the opening day

and a 279 in Saturday’s

second game.

“It was a great weekend,”

Healy said. “I wasn’t

expecting that at all. It was

really fun. It was awesome.

“I kept climbing the ladder,

and it was really fun

to see my name up there.

This was a great learning

experience, and I still have

two years left, so I can try

to beat this now.”

Warriors senior Cameron

Jablonski (2,329) also

advanced to the second

day and finished 68th.

“We definitely have a lot

to be proud of,” he said. “I

made it to state four years

with the team. I’m just

happy to end off my senior

year like this.”

West (6,037 in six

games) finished one spot

shy of advancing to the

second day as a team, falling

just 30 pins behind

Herrin.

The Warriors, though,

battled back to give themselves

a chance after sitting

in 19th earlier in the

day.

Nick Dudeck (1,161),

Ivan Escolar (1,126),

Glenn Prynn (933 in five

games) and Zach Kuczek

(207 game) contributed for

West.

“We’re known to stay

close, stay in the hunt,”

West coach Scott Jablonski

said. “We’re going to

fight hard, push through it,

and do whatever we can to

get it done. We just came

up 30 pins short. I was

very proud of their comeback.

We live or die as a

team. It was a wonderful

adventure.”

LISTEN UP

“It’s great for me. I’m really happy with it.”

Alex Nolan – LW Central senior bowler, on tying for second at the state

finals, matching the best finish ever by a Knights bowler

Tune In

Cheerleading, Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8

IHSA State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena,

Bloomington

• LW Central, LW West, Providence and LW East

will all compete at the state meet.

Index

35 – This Week In

34 – Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

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


new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | February 6, 2020

BIG WEEK

LW West girls basketball

knocks off LW Central, No. 1

Evanston, Page 38

ON TO STATE

LW Central, LW West, Providence

cheerleading teams all advance

to state, Page 37

LW West dance finishes fifth in 2A; LW Central’s Nolan

ties for second at state bowling, Pages 38-39

Lincoln-Way West’s competitive dance team performs in the Class 2A state finals Saturday, Feb. 1, at Grossinger

Motors Arena in Bloomington. The Warriors finished fifth. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

INSET: Lincoln-Way Central senior Alex Nolan tied for second at the state bowling finals. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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