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VFW Post 9545’s bingo night helps raise

money to send care packages to four

deployed troops from the area, Page 3

VFW Post 9545 Commander Tim

Terrell calls bingo during the

Auxiliary’s Benefit for Deployed

Troops. Laurie Fanelli/22nd

Century Media

Wheelchair

hoops

LWSRA hosts Junior

Midwest Conference

Championships for

wheelchair basketball,

Page 4

Voting season

Library referendum on

ballot; Congressional

D11 democrats answer

questions, Pages 6 and 8

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Adult man ousted from

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Patriot

Pet of the Week..............7

Police Reports................10

Sound Off.....................15

Puzzles..........................20

Home of the Week.........25

Athlete of the Week.......34

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Thursday

State of the Village

7-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb.

13, Silver Cross Hospital

Conference Center, 1890

Silver Cross Blvd. Presented

by Mayor Tim Baldermann.

DIY Hot Chocolate

5-7 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 13, New Lenox

Public Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. Picture

it. Andes mints, crushed

Oreos, marshmallow

fluff, warm milk, Nutella.

Join us Thursday evenings

in February in the

Teen Scene to make your

own hot chocolate creation.

It’s cold outside,

so warm up with a delicious

drink served just

the way you like it. There

might be chili powder

available.

Friday

Hearty Arty Party

10 a.m.-noon, Friday,

Feb. 14, New Lenox Public

Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. All ages. Celebrate

Valentine’s Day and

no school by making valentines

and playing Cupid

games in the Makerspace.

UPCOMING

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. on the third

Tuesday of each month

Sept. through June, Gatto’s

Restaurant, 1938 E. Lincoln

Highway. The Lincoln-Way

Area Business

Women’s Organization is

a non-profit club formed in

the 1970s to provide scholarship

funds to graduating

female high school seniors

and adult women for the

purpose of continuing

education. We are always

looking for new members.

For more information, visit

LWABWO.org.

Chess Club

10 a.m. Thursdays, New

Lenox New Lenox Public

Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. Group meets

until after noon. Open to

anyone, from beginner to

master, who enjoys playing

chess. For more information,

call (815) 485-

7425.

Stroke Risk Assessment

Each year, nearly

800,000 Americans suffer

a new or recurrent stroke.

That means on average,

a stroke occurs every 40

seconds. Taking the Silver

Cross Neuroscience

Institute’s free stroke risk

assessment at silvercross.

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VFW Tuesday Bingo

The New Lenox VFW

Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory

Road, New Lenox,

hosts Bingo every Tuesday

night, doors open at 5 p.m.,

first game is at 6:30 p.m.,

food service available at

the break Nice menu with

different special weekly.

Bingo requires a $1 entry

raffle. The rest of the

games total $23 which includes

Early Bird Raffle,

10 regular games, five

special games. Progressive

raffles and pull tabs are

separate and available to

purchase. Bingo prizes are

based on number of players

and number of winners

that night.

New Lenox Toastmasters

This group meets on the

second and fourth Saturday

of the month at New

Lenox New Life Church

(media room), 500 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox. The

club’s mission is to help

members improve their

speaking, communication

and leadership skills. For

meeting times or more

information, email jrsel

bor@gmail.com.

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

LIST IT YOURSELF

Reach out to thousands of daily

users by submitting your event at

NewLenoxPatriot.com/calendar

For just print*, email all information to

sean@newlenoxpatriot.com

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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.

Stone City Kennel Club

13606 W. Laraway

Road, New Lenox. The

Stone City Kennel Club is

to offer all levels of classes

for those looking to help

teach their family pets how

to behave and more. All

classes are taught by experienced

instructors. For

more information, visit

www.sckc.us or call (815)

485-5562.

Heroin Addiction Support

Group

7 p.m. second and fourth

Tuesday of each month,

Lincolnway Christian

Church, 690 E. Illinois

Highway, New Lenox.

Childcare is provided, but

participants must register

at lincolnway.org. For

more information, call

(815) 485-3004.

Lions Club Meetings

7 p.m. the second and

fourth Wednesday of each

month, Lions Community

Center, 1 W. Manor Drive,

New Lenox. The Lions

Club of New Lenox will

hold its general meeting.

All seniors are welcome

to attend. For more information,

call Bob at (815)

474-4672.


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VFW Post 9545 Auxiliary hosts bingo benefit for the troops

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

New Lenox VFW Post

9545 Auxiliary made it

easy for folks to support the

brave men and women of

the military by hosting its

annual Bingo Benefit for

Deployed Troops.

The Saturday, Feb. 8

event featured 10 games of

bingo as well as food and

other activities for a donation

which supported the

Auxiliary's ongoing campaign

to send packages to

members of the military

serving overseas. Auxiliary

President Linda Paschall

explained that it costs over

$18 to send one package —

boxes of general supplies

are sent out every week and

an additional 80 boxes are

sent out at Christmas — so

postage expenses quickly

add up.

“Currently we have four

men that are from New

Lenox and Manhattan that

are deployed and so we

send them the care packages

to Afghanistan and

Saudi Arabia,” Paschall

said. “They are very excited

that someone is remembering

them and thinking

of them so that's why we

try to do as many as we can

each month. We do what

we can.”

Family members of the

local men currently serving

overseas were on hand

at the benefit and received

a well-deserved round of

applause for their sacrifices

as well as the sacrifices

made by their sons and husbands.

Each family member

— Lindsey Uccardi

Beecher resident Diana Breting wins a round of bingo

during the benefit at New Lenox VFW Post 9545.

Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

(Shorewood) representing

her husband, Ronald Uccardi;

Brenda and James Peplowski

(New Lenox) representing

their son Robert

Peplowski; Val and Doug

Slusarski (New Lenox)

representing their son Scott

Slusarski; and Doris Setter

(New Lenox), representing

her son Alexander Deleon

(his father is Noe Deleon)

— was recognized during

Mayor Tim Baldermann's

opening remarks where he

expressed gratitude for all

members of the military as

well as their loved ones.

VFW Post 9545 Commander

Tim Terrell was the

official bingo caller for the

event.

“We are so proud of our

auxiliary for this particular

thing that we do and we're

so excited that the community

embraces it,” Terrell

said.

Local businesses including

Gatto's Restaurant,

Gina's Teardrop Cafe,

Berkot's, Fleckensteins

Bakery and many more as

well as individuals in the

community donated time,

money or items to the Bingo

Benefit for Deployed

Troops. Care packages

for deployed troops often

contain items like socks,

toothpaste, deodorant, beef

jerky, etc. and they also

represent a message of love

and support.

Bill Klee, VFW Post

9545 Trustee, said “it's

great to see the community

come out and support the

kids that are overseas. The

auxiliary does a fantastic

job putting these packages

together to send out. I

was in 'Nam and we never

had anything like this. We

would get something occasionally

from our parents,

but we were kind of forgotten

or not recognized. The

kids over there now will

get a package and they will

know that the people back

home are thinking about

them. That's what this is all

about. It's for them.”

VFW Post 9545 is located

at 323 Old Hickory

Road. For more information,

visit vfwpost9545.org.

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Wheelchair basketball gives athletes level playing field

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LWSRA’s teams

provide opportunity

Sean Hastings, Editor

For many of the athletes

in wheelchair basketball,

the family that is built on

and off the court is what

has made the sport special

for so many.

The sport allows everyone

who may not have the

same opportunities in ablebodied

sports, a chance to

play sports they still love.

The Junior Midwest

Conference Championships

brought all those

athletes together to Lincoln-Way

North on Saturday,

Feb. 8-9 for a tournament.

New Lenox resident

Austin Spalla, 14, does not

use a wheelchair everyday,

but has found it difficult

to play able bodied sports

and the wheelchair has

helped him play.

“He’s always loved

sports,” Austin’s father,

Jim, said. “When he’s

with able bodied, he was

always one of the lower

end kids, getting picked

last or sitting on the bench.

But here, he can be the star

here and he loves that.”

His mother, Joyce, added

that it’s great to see him

be able to play on this level

playing field and succeed

on it.

Spalla plays in the prep

division, but also has

played on the varsity level.

He will officially move

up to varsity next season.

When he’s in prep, he is

one of the tallest ones on

the floor.

“It helps a lot. You can

block shots really well,”

he said with a smile. “You

can also get layups easier.”

Austin plays at different

camps all over, including

ones at the University of

Illinois, Wisconsin-Whitewater

and an upcoming

camp in Arizona.

Austin said he loves going

to the different camps

and tournaments because

he gets to see the same

people each time.

One of Austin’s LWSRA

teammates on the prep

team, 9-year-old Cameron

Davis (Matteson), who

has just one leg, also loves

playing with his friends.

Cameron also loves to

shoot, he said.

His parents, Tasia

Haynes and Michael Davis,

were all smiles after

the game seeing the

fun and the joy the game

brings to Cameron.

“I think it is a good opportunity

that they get to be

around people like themselves

and get to be in an

environment where it’s just

focused on them,” Haynes

said. “They get to showcase

all their skills and it’s

not just about their disabilities

or what they have going

on. They’re just here to

play basketball.”

Cameron has been playing

wheelchair basketball

for six seasons and his parents

had little idea what it

was or what was offered

back then. But it has allowed

Cameron to grow

up in a massive family and

in a judge-free zone.

“It’s like a family here,”

his father, Michael said.

“He’s been growing up with

these same kids and built a

couple good relationships

past basketball. It’s family

oriented and that’s another

good thing about it.”

For many, the sport has

been a life changer. That’s

Austin Spalla, 14, of New Lenox looks to make a play during the LWSRA Prep team’s opening game on Saturday,

Feb. 8, at Lincoln-Way North. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

Cameron Davis, 9, of Matteson comes away with a

loose ball during the LWSRA Prep team’s opening game

on Saturday, Feb. 8.

exactly what it has been for

Frankfort resident, Cory

Klene. Cory has Cerebral

Palsy and the idea of being

in the wheelchair was not

something he and his family

always planned on.

Cory does not use a

wheelchair on a daily basis.

“It took us a while because

he’s not in a wheelchair

everyday,” his mother,

Peggy, said. “It was a

change of thought, because

we’ve always told him to

keep going to [physical

therapy] and keep doing

your exercises, you won’t

end up in a wheelchair, but

now the wheelchair is providing

opportunities for

him. It took us a while to

get over that hump to say

Rance Surratt, of Matteson, puts up a shot during

the LWSRA Varsity team's opening round game on

Saturday, Feb. 8.

it’s OK and that it’s just

making it a level playing

field for everybody.”

Cory, 19, has been playing

on the varsity team for

four years.

“This gave him an opportunity

to level the playing

field and go as fast as

he can in the chair and really

compete,” Peggy said.

“He loves it. It’s been fun

to see him grow up with it.

“It’s really cool to see

the opportunities for them

as they get older. Doors

open for them and it’s just

fun to see them improve.”


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New Lenox Public Library referendum

to be on ballot, seeking tax redirection

Sean Hastings, Editor

The New Lenox Public

Library paid off its construction

bonds in December

2019 thanks to the taxpayers.

The average tax in 2019

for the library was $185

based on the average

home value of $272,000.

Now that the construction

bonds are paid off, the library

is looking to have

that same tax rate redirected

to attend to building

maintenance issues,

increase hours and maintain

services.

The ballot will refer to it

as a tax raise because the

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taxes are being used for

something different than

construction bonds.

An assessment was done

and it was determined the

library will need approximately

$5.4 million over

the next 10 years, which

averages to $540,000 per

year for budgeting purposes,

to address current

and possible future issues.

If the referendum

passes, the library estimates

that it will receive

$957,000 in funding,

which will be split into

the $540,000 for maintenance;

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and $174,575.86 toward

early literacy, seniors and

homebound services.

The library has not received

a voter-approved

operational tax rate increase

since 1946 and thus

has been operating on the

tax rate for the previous

building on Cedar Road,

which is 19 percent the

size of the current building.

The library has saved

approximately $400,000

in capital reserves, but it

will not cover all the cost,

Library Director Michelle

Krooswyk said.

Krooswyk noted that

front railings are crumbling

and that the carpet

has seen better days,

which are issues that will

be addressed easier if the

referendum passes.

“The exciting part is

that we will be able to

be open Sundays,” Krooswyk

said. “People have

been wanting that and I’ve

had to say ‘no’ because I

don’t want to put us in the

red.”I took annual staffing

and building costs, divided

by our current hours we

are open to get an hourly

rate of operation. That rate

was multiplied by the additional

hours we would

like to be open to achieve

the estimated $242,424.14

figure.”

If it passes, the additional

hours will be added

gradually over the next

year.

The Sunday hours

would likely be 1-5 p.m.

With the passing of the

referendum, the library

will also be able to add

more services, programs

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and different outreach

programs, creating different

partnerships with

assisted living and local

business.

“Our homebound delivery

works with one person

orchestrating it,” Krooswyk

said. “We want to

reach the people that can’t

access the library.”

If the referendum fails,

taxpayers will not owe

anything, but the library

will reduce its current

hours by 15 percent in

three-five years, decrease

services including limiting

materials budget and

homebound delivery service

and minimize maintenance

to address only

emergency or as-needed

building repairs.

“We’re capped at what

we can do,” Krooswyk

said. “Our staff is itching

to do more, but we can’t.”

When the library was

built, it was meant for

growth for the foreseeable

future.

“We can’t unbuild a

building,” Krooswyk

said. “We have to maintain

what we have...I think

the board, myself and the

previous directors have

done a good job controlling

the finances. We’re

on a very lean staff, we’re

just capped. We want to do

more, but we just can’t.”

The library taxes are approximately

2.5 percent of

a resident’s tax bill.

Early voting begins

March 2.

For more information or

any questions, visit new

lenoxlibrary.org or call

Krooswyk at (815) 485-

2605 ext. 101.


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photo op

Teddy

The Benedick Family, New Lenox

residents

Aloha from Hawaii

This week’s Photo Op comes from former Lincoln-Way Central senior Air Force

JROTC instructor Geo Ramey is back in Hawaii sporting his love for The Knights,

where he was stationed while in the Air Force.

Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit

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Congressional D11 Democrats (Two for one nomination)

Name: Bill Foster

Age: 64

Town of Residence: Naperville,

IL

Occupation: U.S. Congressman,

Former Scientist

and Businessman

Prior political experience:

Elected US Con-

Foster

gress for IL-14 - 2008 to 2011, Elected

US Congress for IL-11 2013 - present

Why are you running for re-election

for U.S. Congress in the 11th District

of Illinois?

This Congress, we’ve focused on

protecting and defending the ACA,

campaign finance reform, passing universal

background checks, passing a

nationwide $15 minimum wage, the

Equality Act, and fighting back against

climate change, just to name a few areas.

I’m proud to have been a part of

these historic achievements and ask for

your support to continue fighting for the

constituents of the 11th district with a

Democratic President and Democratic

Senate.

What makes you the best candidate

for this position?

I am a scientist and businessman - a

combination we need more of in Congress

to deal with the challenges we

face today and the numerous technological

and economic developments our

country will face in the coming decades.

The government should lead the way

on combating climate change and on

preparing for major economic shifts as

automation and AI continue reshape the

workplace and our economy. My background

in physics also allows me to be

a leader in the area of national security

and nuclear nonproliferation. As someone

who created a small business and

led it from early struggles to success, I

understand what it takes for small businesses

to succeed in our country.

What are the Top 3 issues you see

facing the district, and what would you

do to solve them?

The opioid crisis has ravaged our communities.

I have proposed policies that

would expand the availability of naloxone

and we have passed laws that improve access

to medical treatment for opioid dependency.

I am proud that the Advanced

Photon Source at Argonne National Lab

in our district has helped scientists understand

how addiction changes the brain, so

we can begin to treat opioid dependency

as a medical condition - not a moral failure.

We can help those who struggle with

dependency when we recognize that they

need medical treatment and have policies

at the federal level that help them get that

treatment.

I am also committed to fighting for

infrastructure funding. Illinois loses $40

billion each year to other states because

we pay more in federal dollars than we

get back in federal spending. Infrastructure

spending is a major driver of this

problem. I have introduced legislation

that would change the formula for the allocation

of highway funding to reflect a

state’s population. We need to repair the

roads and bridges that people use to get to

work and school. One of the major uses

of that federal funding will be to help the

state widen I-80, a major thoroughfare for

both commuters and transnational shipping.

I will continue my work to create a path

to citizenship for the DREAMers, who

came to this country through no fault of

their own. In my district, they are community

leaders and college students who

contribute greatly to our country. Trump’s

decision to rescind protections to these

young people is cruel and will devastate

the lives of the nearly 800,000 young

people, over 42,000 in Illinois, who have

benefitted from the DACA program. This

decision will also greatly harm our economy.

Studies have found that DREAMers

add $460 billion to our national GDP.

Name: Rachel Ventura

Age: 38

Town of Residence: Joliet

Occupation: I am a Will

County Board Member

representing District 9

since 2018 and I am the

Business Director for an Ventura

international publishing

company, Legendary Games.

Prior political experience: Currently

Represent the residents of District 9 on

the Will County Board

Why are you running for U.S. Congress

in the 11th District of Illinois?

The 11th district deserves a representative

that will fight to close the wealth gap

and supports Medicare for All and the

Green New Deal. We deserve better than

bought-and-paid-for politicians that only

represent the interests of their wealthy

donors. I grew up in this district and I

understand the struggles of my community.

I enjoy my role on the Will County

Board, but I know that I can do more for

our community in Congress.

What makes you the best candidate

for this position?

My opponent is out of touch with the

struggles of families living paycheck to

paycheck. I have spoken to constituents

who feel as if they have no one to turn to

in D.C. On the Will County Board, I have

been a strong voice for working families

and the environment. I will do the same

in Congress. Instead of investing in the

military industrial complex and in fossil

fuels, I will fight to invest in people,

communities, jobs, education and addressing

the climate crisis. I am rejecting

corporate PAC money and am running a

“no strings attached” campaign because

I believe that our politicians should not

be bought-and-paid-for. As the next Congresswoman,

I will answer only to the

people of Illinois’ 11th district.

What are the Top 3 issues you see

facing the district, and what would

you do to solve them?

The top 3 issues facing our district

are climate change, healthcare costs and

the growing wealth gap. Will County is

home to many big fossil fuel polluters.

The Green New Deal is a centerpiece

of my campaign because I believe that

creating living wage jobs that transition

America to renewable energy

will help families struggling to get by.

Making our homes and businesses energy

efficient and transitioning to electric

transportation will help Americans save

money.

At a recent Medicare for All forum,

I spoke with one woman who chose to

lose her house so she could pay $250,000

in doctor bills. This is unacceptable.

I am supporting Medicare for All

as the simplest way to implement, and

most affordable way to cover the cost

of healthcare for all Americans. I had a

very similar system as a military spouse

for 10 years of my life. Military families

are eligible for TRICARE, a system

that operates similarly to but simpler

than Medicare. I was able to go to

any private doctor of my choosing and

TRICARE, a government insurance

system, paid the bill. All Americans

should have equal access to quality

healthcare.

The most pressing issue of the 11th

district and the entire country is the

growing wealth gap. The healthcare

and climate crises are both pieces of income

inequality. For some residents, the

wealth gap makes it more difficult to

pay for a college education and give

their kids a debt-free start in life. As a

solution, I support fully funding public

education from preschool through college.

Additionally, Illinois recently voted

to introduce a $15 minimum wage and

I support doing so on a national level,

indexed to inflation. Finally, I support

a wealth tax on the ultra-rich because it

is time that they pay their fair share in

taxes.

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What is one essential you must have

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When I am studying I have to have a

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What do you like to do when not in

school or studying?

I like to play baseball and basketball.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to play in the NBA or

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What are some of your most played

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I like a lot of rap songs. That is mostly

what I listen to.

What is one thing people don’t know

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Most people don’t know that I played

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My favorite class is P.E. because it gets

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What’s one thing that stands out about

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Central is so big and spread out, it is unlike

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What extracurricular(s) do you wish your

school had?

I wish we had a ping-pong club.

If you could change one thing about school

what would it be?

I would make our school give less

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Eight NL natives make dean’s list

Kara Auchstetter, Alyssa Boisvert,

Jeremy Brown, Alyssa Klahn, Catherine

Lotz, Kara Lotz, Emily Luming

and Alexander Reils were named to the

dean’s list for the fall semester.

Ball State University

NL student named to dean’s list

Madison Jenkins was named to the

dean’s list for the fall semester

Carthage College

Six New Lenox students earn spot on

dean’s list

Kendall Bellone, Conrad Bolster,

Anna Cabay, Grace Labriola, Isabella

Roesing and Allison Wesel were named

to the dean’s list for the fall semester.

Central College

NL student’s name on dean’s list

Andrew Smith was named to the

dean’s list for the fall semester.

Columbia College

NL native earns dean’s list recognition

Hannah Hamilton was named to the

dean’s list for the fall semester

Marquette University

Six NL students make dean’s for fall

semester

Matthew Cerven, Allison Gardella,

Leah McDonald, Sabrina Norton,

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NLPD investigates amateur

YouTube sting in New Lenox

Sean Hastings, Editor

A local YouTuber reportedly

set up a Grindr account

pretending to be a 13-yearold

boy in an attempt to

lure an adult male to meet

at Walmart in New Lenox.

New Lenox Police are

investigating the incident.

And Deputy Chief Louis

Alessandrini said police are

unsure on which night the

alleged incident occurred.

The video, which was

posted Feb. 4, shows the

YouTuber “Bennett Buz,”

whose real name is Bennett

Buczynski, waiting for the

man in the store and eventually

following him to the

parking lot, where he repeatedly

asked him what he

was doing there.

Alessandrini said police

do not recommend people

set up their own sting operations,

and do not recommend

posting those videos

to social media, as everyone

is considered innocent

until proven guilty.

Alessandrini said Buczynski

has been cooperative

with the investigation.

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“We’re looking at all

possibilities of what may or

may not have happened and

get to the truth to see what

led this male individual to

the Walmart,” Alessandrini

said. “If you go off what

he claims in the video, he

basically set up an account

and lured in an adult. We’re

looking to get video and forensic

evidence, as well as

talking with witnesses.”

The man in the video

is wearing an orange and

black jacket with the letters

“WL” depicted on it.

According to a Facebook

post by the West Lawn

Little League, the board of

directors “took immediate

action and have removed

him from his position as

chairman of the West Lawn

board of directors.”

The investigation is ongoing

as of press time.

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Police Reports

Wide variety of items stolen from resident’s van

An unknown male was

observed on video exiting a

four-dour sedan and checking

the handle of a resident’s

vehicle in the 1200 block of

Prairie Estate Drive on Jan.

30. The vehicle was locked.

Deputies took a report from

a neighbor who stated that

someone entered his van

and stole two cases of E-

cigarette refills, 36 cartons

of cigarettes, a company

checkbook, a wireless

printer, two bowling balls

and a pair of bowling shoes

were stolen.

Feb. 2

• A resident in the 1400

block of Monica Lane reportedly

had their unlocked

vehicle entered while it was

®

parked in their driveway

overnight. Nothing appeared

missing, police said.

• A resident in the 1300

block of Echo Drive reportedly

had their unlocked vehicle

entered while it was

parked in the street overnight.

A garage door opener

was stolen.

• A resident in the 2700

block of Sunrise Lane reportedly

had their unlocked

vehicle entered while it was

parked in front of the residence

over night. Sunglasses

and a knife were stolen,

police said.

Katsenes thanked the Orland

Park Police Department

and Chief Tim Mc-

Carthy on Feb. 3 during a

regular board meeting for

an automated phone call

that went out a few days

prior to the meeting that

reminded residents to be

vigilant about locking their

automobiles at night.

This comes after several

communities in the

suburbs have been victimized

by car burglaries and

thefts.

Meanwhile, McCarthy

said the school districts

(including Consolidated

High School District 230)

are working with the police

department to send out

phone calls to remind residents

of the same message.

He said the fire protection

district is helping, as well.

“For a week, all of our

surrounding departments

are putting up information,”

McCarthy said.

Jan. 31

• Two subjects reportedly

stole an employees keys

from a counter at Walgreens,

466 Nelson Road,

opened the fragrance cabinet

and stole 51 bottles of

perfume valued at over

$1,600.

Jan. 29

• Someone reportedly

forced entry to a shed at

Providence Catholic High

School, 1800 W. Lincoln

Highway, and stole tools

and cleaning products. Additionally,

six tires were

stolen from four school

busses.

Jan. 28

• A resident in the 1300

block of W. Maple Road reportedly

had their unlocked

vehicle entered while it was

parked in their driveway

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit OPPrairieDaily.

com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Annual Wild Fest educates

people about nature,

conservation

Hundreds of area residents

got a chance to interact

with an alligator,

snakes, birds and other

rare or exotic animals Jan.

26 at Wild Fest.

The annual event —

hosted for the first time by

Bolingbrook High School

— brings together exotic

animal keepers from the

region, though the highlights

were Lockport’s

Big Run Wolf Ranch and

Jim Necsi’s Cold Blooded

Creatures.

John Basile, the founder

and president of Big Run

Wolf Ranch, said he enjoys

doing community

3

overnight. A jacket, CDs

and change were taken.

• A resident in the 2600

block of Kingsway Ave. reportedly

had their unlocked

vehicle entered while it was

parked in their driveway

overnight. Nothing appeared

to be missing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New

Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

New Lenox Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Anyone listed

in these reports is considered

to be innocent of all charges

until proven guilty in a court

of law.

outreach.

Basile and his daughter

Rainah presented a handful

of animals, including a

lynx, an opossum, a porcupine,

a skunk and a coyote

named Canuck. The coyote,

Basile said, is especially

important to show

and discuss, given a recent

coyote attack in Chicago.

During the public display

portion of the Wild

Fest, the Basiles’ coyote,

named Montana, would

not come out of his carrier,

although he has been

raised around humans.

Rainah said this showed

how little coyotes care for

the spotlight.

Reporting by Jesse Wright,

Freelance Reporter. For

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Contests

Village to hold bleeding control training

Pictured are the winning entries in the 2020 Valentine’s

Day Coloring Contest by (left to right) Emerald

McCormack, Mikaela Enoya and Elizabeth Ewanic.

Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

Three winners chosen from

hundreds of Valentine’s Day

Coloring Contest entries

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Hundreds of veterans

will feel a little more

loved this Valentine’s Day

thanks to area children

who entered 22nd Century

Media’s annual coloring

contest.

And three children can

forever declare themselves

coloring champions.

In the ages 3-5 category,

staff chose the entry

of Emerald McCormack,

5, of Homer Glen, as

the winner. The colorful

heart, added sparkle and

lovable creature captured

the hearts of our judges.

Mikaela Enoya, 8, of

Orland Park, was picked

as the winner in the ages

6-8 category. Mikaela

harnessed something of a

Bob Ross vibe in a serene

scene featuring mountains,

trees, water, birds

and a sunset inside of the

heart framework.

And finally, Elizabeth

Ewanic, 10, of Mokena,

captured the title in the

ages 9-12 bracket. The

judges found her work,

quite simply, to be otherworldly.

Publisher 22nd Century

Media’s annual Valentine’s

Day Coloring Contest

asked children from

Orland Park, Tinley Park,

Homer Glen, Lockport,

Mokena, New Lenox and

Frankfort to fill in blank

hearts with their creativity.

They were judged

based on creativity and

neatness.

In addition to being pictured

in this week’s edition

of The New Lenox

Patriot, each winner received

a $25 gift card for

Gizmos, 66 Orland Square

Drive in Orland Park.

All completed entries,

minus the forms containing

personal information,

are being distributed to

veterans.

Sean Hastings, Editor

Bank partnership

to help Silver

Cross Hospital with

$15,000 donation

Submitted by LincolnWay Community

Bank

Mokena residents, Mark and Ellen

Stevens have been long-time supporters

of Silver Cross Hospital.

Most recently, the Stevens family

joined forces with Lincoln-

Way Community Bank, where

Mark is the president and chief

executive officer, to support Silver

Cross Hospital’s Campaign for Heart

Care, a fundraising drive to advance

the hospital’s cardiology services by

establishing an open heart and structural

heart surgical program.

As a part of the Campaign for Heart

Care, Silver Cross is constructing a

33,000 square foot, two-story addition

to the hospital that will include

two cardiovascular operating rooms, a

cardiac hybrid room, an electrophysiology

lab with CARTO three-dimensional

mapping, four cardiac echo and

stress testing rooms and more.

According to Silver Cross, when

construction is complete late this

year, it will have the capability to deliver

innovative, multi-specialty care

to patients with advanced and complex

coronary disease.

The Village of New

Lenox and its Safe Communities

America Coalition

is holding a free bleeding

control class, during

which attendees will learn

skills that can make a difference

in life-and-death

situations.

The event — to be held

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.

20, at the New Lenox Village

Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway

— is to focus on treating

injuries that could be

sustained in motor vehicle

crashes, mass shootings,

at home, at work or in the

wilderness.

During the 90-minute

session, participants will

practice with tourniquets,

apply direct pressure to

simulated wounds and

learn how to pack wounds

with medical gauze.

With that, the participants

also will learn to recognize

what is considered

a life-threatening bleed.

The past events have

been well-attended and

well-received, and Safe

Community Coordinator

Dan Martin anticipates the

same this time.

“Oftentimes, bleeding

control training is thought

to only be for active shooter

events, but Stop the

Bleed [techniques] can be

utilized in many emergencies,”

Martin said. “By

offering Stop the Bleed

training, we increase the

odds of saving lives in our

community.”

The class is free, but

registration is required

at eventbrite.com/e/freebleeding-control-train

ing-stop-the-bleed-tick

ets-91206110933.

For any additional questions

regarding the training,

contact Martin at

dmartin@newlenox.net or

(815) 462-6493.

Tracy Simons (left), Silver Cross Foundation executive director, accepts

a donation to the hospital’s Campaign for Heart Care from (left to right)

George Alexenko, LincolnWay Community Bank chief credit officer, Ellen

Stevens, a retired oncology nurse who served the last 14 years of her

career at Silver Cross Hospital, and her husband Mark Stevens, LincolnWay

Community Bank president and CEO. Photo Submitted


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from the editor

Is your car locked?

Sean Hastings

sean@newlenoxpatriot.com

It’s another week and

another week with police

reports jam-packed

with “a resident had their

unlocked car entered while

it was parked in their

driveway overnight, and x,

y and z was stolen.”

These types of weeks

it mostly consists of copy

and paste, and updating the

addresses.

Another week of these

means Facebook comments

on the post and

people rudely targeting

each other in different

Facebook groups for those

who left vehicles unlocked

and questioning why law

enforcement “is not doing

more.”

First off, let’s take a

step back on the attacks

toward people who leave

their cars unlocked. Should

they lock them? Yes, of

course, but the attacks are

not necessary as it’s likely

an accident for leaving it

unlocked.

Besides for a small

handful of violent encounters

and actual break-ins,

most are still unlocked

vehicle entries.

Then the questions get

asked as to why law enforcement

hasn’t stopped

these. They can’t be on

every street throughout

New Lenox each night. If

you read the police reports,

there are usually multiple

neighborhoods that have

an incident happen. They

can’t be everywhere at

once.

The NLPD, the Village

and other surrounding

communities have been

saying the same thing for

the last couple months as

the car entries have really

started to spike. The residents

that leave their car

unlocked do not deserve to

have their laptops, wallets,

or work equipment stolen

out of their cars.

But it is still up to

everyone individually to

click lock on their keys,

not leave the key in an

unlocked car, and if you do

need to leave valuables in

the car, keep them out of

sight.

Some communities, as

well as New Lenox, have

Letter to the Editor

Valentine’s Day memories

Dear New Lenox,

I remember when I was

in school in the late ’50s,

we would give St. Valentine’s

Day cards to each

of our classmates. I don’t

know if that is a tradition

that is carried on now, but

the holiday has definitely

been commercialized. It

is definitely about showing

someone that you care

about them in a special

way. Besides your significant

other, call a friend or

give a card to a relative

or neighbor or anyone you

can think of that might

love to hear from you.

Have a happy Valentine’s

Day.

Dee Philiph, New Lenox

resident

The New Lenox Patriot seeks talented

journalists for freelance roster

Publisher 22nd

Century Media’s

Southwest Chicago

branch is seeking to

bolster its roster of

freelance reporters

and photographers to

cover the southwest

suburbs, including local

government, events,

human-interest features

and athletic contests in

New Lenox.

This is a pay-perassignment

position

that requires journalism

fundamentals, such

made social media posts

to talk about the “9 p.m.

routine.” Even if you think

everything is locked, just

check. I know that since

all of the burglaries have

started, I have been extra

cautious and I have made

sure that my friends and

as interviewing skills,

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Previous reporting

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Photography skills a

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pay.

To be considered for

this opportunity, please

send a copy of your

resume and three (3)

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family are, too.

There’s only so much

we can do. But making

sure your neighbors’ cars

and your cars are locked

before you go to bed is

something we can all do to

help a little bit more.

Managing Editor’s Note

Illinois’ primary elections are slated for Tuesday,

March 17. As per editorial policy, no election stories

— including letters to the editor — are to appear in

the final issue before the race, slated for Thursday,

March 12. The last issue for election coverage will

be Thursday, March 5, and the deadline to submit

letters to the editor related to the elections is 5

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16 | February 13, 2020 | the new lenox patriot faith

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FAITH BRIEFS

Revolution Church (24520 South U.S.

Highway 52, Manhattan)

Senior Ministry Bible

Study

Noon, Wednesdays at

the church. No preregistration

required.

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.

Contemporary Worship

Service

5 p.m. Sundays. A light

dinner is served after the

service

Worship Schedule

Traditional worship is at

9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays.

Musical Opportunities

Join the vocal choirs,

bells choirs, or praise team.

There are opportunities for

children, teens, and adults.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday

or Thursday evenings.

For more information, call

(815) 485-8271.

Chapel Bible Study

7 p.m. every Monday.

The Friday Morning

Women’s Bible Class

9:30- 11:30 a.m. Fridays,

conference room.

Men’s Study Group

7 a.m. Saturdays, conference

room. This group

is led by Scott Creech.

Ridgewood United

Community Pantry

Ongoing. Located next

door to Trinity UMC (our

sister church) on Fairbanks

Ave. in Joliet. This food

pantry serves the 60432

and 60433 zip codes. The

pantry is very appreciative

of all food and monetary

donations received.

Prison Ministry

Second Wednesday of

the month. Members can

send monthly packets of

encouragement to prisoners

who have identified

as religious or wanting to

know that they are God’s

children.

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

des.org/register-here.

Reigniting Catholicism

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.

19, Providence Catholic

High School, 1800 W. Lincoln

Highway. “The Rich

History of Catholic and

Social Teaching” presented

by Fr. Anthony Pizzo,

O.S.A.

Life in the Spirit Prayer

Group

7 p.m., Thursday, Feb.

20. For more information,

call John or Mary at (815)

557-8990.

St. Jude Parish Mission

7-8:30 p.m. Sunday,

Feb. 23, Monday, Feb.

24, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at St.

Jude Church.

Ash Wednesday Services

Feb. 26. Ashes will be

distributed after the 7:30

and 9:30 a.m. Mass; 4:30

p.m. Prayer Service and 7

p.m. Mass.

Mass Schedule

7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

and 6:30 p.m. Sundays;

7:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday;

5 p.m. Saturdays and

8:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

MOMS Monthly Meeting

9:30- 11:30 a.m. first

Thursday of the month.

St. Jude Franciscan Hall

Room 3 and 4, 241 W. Second

Ave, New Lenox.

Called To Holiness

7-8:30 p.m. every first

Monday of the month.

This is a new young adult

faith-sharing group for

Catholics in their 20s or

30s in the Chicago Southland

area. Its purpose is to

grow in our faith through

scripture, discussion and

prayer. For directions to

the meeting location and

more information, contact

Jennifer at calledtoholi

nessgroup@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Adoration

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

of the month.

Lincoln-Way Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

HERO Family Support Group

7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

This group is open to

anyone with a family member

currently struggling

with addiction, suspected

addiction, or currently in

recovery. Family support

meetings provide helpful

tools and information to

better equip people to help

their loved ones through

their struggle. This group

provides a supportive environment

with others who

have had similar experiences

and an opportunity

to meet and network with

others.

Grandparents Raising

Grandchildren

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

fourth Thursday of each

month. Are you a grandmother/grandfather/aunt/

uncle or other relative age

55 or older raising a child

in place of their parents?

This support group will

assist with social and emotional

support and ideas

to help you cope with the

impact of this role on your

health, emotional wellbeing,

finances, and family.

Social skills groups are

also provided for children

ages 3-12 with a reservation.

To reserve a spot, call

Kimberley Tarcak at the

Senior Services Center of

Will County at (815) 740-

4225.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Church Service

10:30 Sundays. For

more information, call the

church at (815) 485-5152.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Services

5 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.

and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

For more information, call

(815) 485-6973.

Bible Studies

8:30 a.m. Wednesdays

and 7 p.m. Thursdays.

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

to Orthodoxy. Refreshments

served, Seekers

are welcome. Visit saint

johnofchicago.com or call

(630) 638-9462

New Life Church (500 Gougar Road, New

Lenox)

Worship Services

10 a.m. Sundays. For

more information, call

(815) 462-0202.

Intro to New Life

Church staff offers a

one-day Intro to New Life

workshop, which will provide

the opportunity for attendees

to engage in an indepth

dialogue about the

church’s mission, beliefs

and approach to ministry.

To register, sign up at newlifenewlenox.org

or call

the church office at (815)

462-0202.

The Hub (1303 S. Schoolhouse Road, New

Lenox)

The Landing

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

Wednesday. This is a

group to help teens break

free from hurts, hang-ups

and addictions. There is no

charge. For more information,

search for Freedom

Haus on Facebook.

The Center Youth Group

6:30-9 p.m. every Thursday.

Teens ages 12-19 are

welcome. The night features

live music, an open

gym, an encouraging message

and a chance to meet

new friends. For more information,

call (815) 717-

8002.

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)

Sunday Services

10:30 a.m. every Sunday;

1 p.m. on the first

Sunday of each month

and 6 p.m. every Sunday

except the first Sunday of

each month.

Worship and Bible Service

7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine St.,

New Lenox)

Sunday Services

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Rite II. 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Rite II with music,

followed by coffee hour.

For more information, call

(815) 485-6596.

Saturday Service

5 p.m. the first, third

and fifth Saturday of each

month.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar Road,

New Lenox)

Men’s Bible Study

6-7:30 a.m. every Friday.

For more information,

call (815) 462-7700.

Junior and Senior High

Bible Study

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

Wednesday. For more information,

call (815) 462-

7700.

Sunday School

9-10 a.m. every Sunday.

Christian education classes

are available for all ages. A

nursery is also available.

For more information, call

(815) 462-7700.

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.

Please see faith, 17


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the new lenox patriot | February 13, 2020 | 17

Lincoln-Way students receive

recognition at art competition

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

If there was any question

about the abundance

of artistic talent students at

Lincoln-Way Community

High School District 210

possess, then those questions

were put to bed when

students from all three of

the district’s schools took

home 34 awards for their

outstanding artwork at the

The Scholastic Art Show

the week of Jan. 27.

Thirteen of those awards

were given Gold Key

Awards, 13 Silver Awards,

and eight Honorable Mention

Awards. Gold Key

Award winners’ work will

advance to New York to

compete at the national

level.

Locally, more than 40

area schools submitted

2,188 works of art with

only 638 pieces awarded

and accepted into the

show, according to a press

release from the district.

One Gold Key Award

recipient was Jenna Davis,

a New Lenox resident

and sophomore at Lincoln-

Way West, who said she

started painting pretty

much right after birth, and

attributed her skills and

success to her grandfather

Joe Rohaly.

faith

From Page 16

Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New

Lenox)

Church Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m. and

11 a.m. Sundays.

Adult Class

9:55 a.m. Sundays. The adult

She also described how,

for her, art is a way to express

her feelings.

“Normally when I get

stressed or there’s a lot going

on in my life, I literally

will pick up a canvas or

a piece of paper and just

start drawing or writing,”

Davis said. “And I was really

stressed one day over

school, and family things

and just life in general,

so I picked up a canvas

and started drawing how

I felt. And, at that time —

the title of the painting is

‘When it All Falls Down’

— I felt like my life was

falling down in a way.

“I know that sounds very

dark, but my way of getting

my feelings out and

expressing how I’m feeling

is through art, and that

day I decided I’m going to

paint my feelings out. After

painting that painting,

I felt really relieved. Art

is like my therapy: It helps

me a lot.”

Davis said although her

artwork is very personal

to her, she is happy if her

work can connect with

others.

Melanie Piunti, a New

Lenox resident who is a junior

at Lincoln-Way Central,

took home her Gold

Key Award for a colored

pencil drawing she did

class usually meets in the back of

the sanctuary to discuss a different

topic each week.

A Man in Recovery

7-8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday.

This recovery group is for those

who are struggling with addiction

or those who love someone struggling.

For more information, call

that depicted three generations

of outstretched hands

touching each other. The

hands in the picture are

those of herself; her mother,

Karen; and her grandmother

Shirley Lundin.

Piunti said as part of her

art class, students have to

build a portfolio with a

theme, and she chose to

use a theme of telling a

story through hands.

“I wanted to show the

three generations of women

in my family with all of

our hands,” Piunti said.

Also taking home a

Gold Key Award was Angela

Farkic, a Mokena

resident and senior at

Lincoln-Way East. Her

colored pencil drawing

that won the award was a

class project from last year

where the objective was to

draw someone eating food

or drinking something. For

this project, Farkic chose

to draw her sister Tijana

blowing bubble gum.

“It was one of my favorite

projects I ever made,”

Farkic said. “It makes me

really happy because it’s

been in a lot of art shows

and it’s cool seeing it

around.”

Farkic said she may not

pursue art as a career; however,

she said she would

like to study medicine in

Angela Farkic, a Mokena resident and senior at Lincoln-

Way East, poses with her Gold Key Award colored

pencil drawing of her sister Tijana blowing bubble

gum. The award was part of The Scholastic Art Show

competition, in which 34 students from across Lincoln-

Way Community High School District received awards.

Photo submitted

college, specifically a career

in pediatrics, and that

art could be a useful tool as

therapy for children.

Davis, Piunti and Farkic

each attributed their

success to the culture and

personal freedom students

in the art department are

given by the faculty. But

Phil Labriola, district art

department chairperson,

was quick to focus the

praise back onto the students

themselves.

Tom at (815) 354-3195.

Bible Study

10 a.m. Every Wednesday. For

more information, call (815) 485-

5327.

The Journey Church (14414 W. Ford Drive, New Lenox)

Reverberate Youth Group

1-3 p.m. Every first Sunday of

the month. The group meets to

discuss a message geared toward

2

“I think there’s a lot of

talent this year,” Labriola

said. “We’ve seen a lot of

talent at all three of the

schools throughout the district.

You have some kids

who are extremely talented

and, as usual, working

really hard. The talent

only goes so far. The kids

still have to put in a lot of

work, they put in a lot of

time on their projects. And

that’s really what pays off

in the end.”

junior and senior high school students.

For more information, email

youth@ourjourney.cc.

Have something for Faith Briefs?

Contact Editor Sean Hastings at

sean@newlenoxpatriot.com or call

(708) 326-9170 ext. 48. Information

is due by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.

Poetry Corner

Mother Needs

Help – Husband

Need Not Apply

Marcia Horan

New Lenox resident

If the floors are in need of

a wax and a cleaning

Relying on my husband

takes a whole nother

meaning.

To scrub them he’d rarely

get down on his knees.

Only to propose did he do

homage to please

The family bathroom

looks an ultimate mess.

The toilet shows the boys

missed their targets I guess.

The curve of contention is

the ring in the tub.

He’d reject the contortion

to reach in and scrub.

The kids’ lunches he says

are easy to fix.

When PB & jelly is all he

can mix.

He helped with the laundry,

washing darks with

the white.

The finished result was so

ghastly a sight.

When red clothes fade, they

turn white clothes pink,

An awful surprise for my

husband, I think.

And his “lucky” shirt that

he wears cause its loose.

He’s shrunken to size

for our cute front porch

goose.

His socks with the holes

don’t get thrown away.

Air conditioning for feet,

his opinion won’t sway.

To dust is no use when

tomorrow its back.

Besides there’s a ball

game. It’s okay to slack.

What can I do when I

know there’s no cure?

My only concession is my

job is secure.

If you’d like to submit a

poem to poetry corner, email

Editor Sean Hastings, sean@

newlenoxpatriot.com.


18 | February 13, 2020 | the new lenox patriot life & Arts

newlenoxpatriotdaily.com

‘Mary Page Marlowe’ paints picture of complicated woman

Lincoln-Way actors

star in Drama

Group production

Nuria Mathog

Contributing Editor

If you go...

What: The Drama Group’s “Mary Page Marlowe”

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22, and 2

p.m. Feb. 16 and 23

Where: The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre,

330 W. 202nd St. in Chicago Heights.

Ticket information: Tickets cost $23 for adults, $21

for seniors and $17 for students with ID. They can

be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/

event/4443615 or by calling the box office at (708)

755-3444.

Even the most seemingly

ordinary people can

turn out to be surprisingly

complex.

That is one of the principal

messages behind the

Drama Group’s upcoming

production of “Mary Page

Marlowe.” Written by

American playwright Tracy

Letts, the play chronicles

the story of an Ohio

accountant, her decisions

and her relationships with

her family. The tale is not

told chronologically, instead

conveyed through

a series of scenes from

throughout Marlowe’s

life. Nine different actreses

are cast as Marlowe,

showcasing her journey

from childhood to old age.

Director Chuck Cairns,

a Park Forest resident,

has been involved with

the Chicago Heightsbased

Drama Group “in

one form or another” for

about 45 years, starting

with a successful audition

in the 1970s for the role of

John Adams in the musical

“1776.” Since then, he

has directed about half a

dozen plays as part of the

community theater group,

he said.

He first saw the play in

its original incarnation in

Chicago’s Steppenwolf

Theatre in 2016 and was

immediately hooked, he

said.

“The idea of an examination

of one woman’s

life in non-chronological

order, over 11 different

scenes cherry-picked for

her life, just intrigued

me,” he said. “And when

it was all done and finished,

I wanted to know

more about this woman.

So the arc of her life, the

story really enthralled me,

and I thought, ‘What play,

if I ever want to direct another

one, would I want to

do?’

The cast, which consists

of about 21 actors,

has been rehearsing for

the production since just

after Christmas, he said.

The Drama Group’s rendition

of the show is told

in the round, meaning the

actors can be seen from all

sides, and involves “a lot

of moving parts,” Cairns

said.

“It’s a very, very big

piece that I’m working

on,” he said. “I’m very

blessed to have the caliber

and quantity and quality

of the actors that I have to

do the show”

Cairns said his favorite

scene from the play is the

one between Marlowe at

age 63 and her husband,

Andy — a moment he described

as one of the most

bittersweet, touching and

comedic parts of the show.

“It’s sort of a slice of

life,” he said. “And any

couple who’ve been married,

young or old, for any

length of time, will appreciate

some of the action

that goes on in that scene.

That would probably be

my favorite, but they’re

all very, very good.”

He added one member

of the group once called

the production a “parking

lot play” — the kind of

play that stays with viewers

to the extent that it

later compels them to talk

about it in the parking lot

on the way to their car.

“You’re taking all these

little isolated incidents

and then seeing, out of

time, all that happened to

her here or her child here,

came to affect her 10, 15,

25 years later down the

road here,” he said.

Frankfort resident

Jeannie Markionni, who

plays Marlowe at age 59

in the play’s final scene,

said she typically pursues

musical theater roles but

was inspired to audition

for the play because she

thought working with

Cairns would be “a great

experience.” She said she

hopes the audience is able

to take each scene and use

it to get a better understanding

of Marlowe’s actions

in other parts of the

play.

“I really feel that my

role is a transitional role

for Mary Page, where

she’s looking back and

possibly regretting some

things, and then she realizes

that that is just all part

of life, that sometimes life

is messy and you have to

pick yourself up and keep

going,” she said. “And I

think that really relates to

any of us — we all have

those moments where you

have made a mistake or

New Lenox resident Liz Yerkovich (right), playing Roberta Marlowe, rehearses a

scene with Oak Park resident Mia Wetzler, cast as a young Mary Page Marlowe, Jan.

29 in the Drama Group’s upcoming production of “Mary Page Marlowe.” Photos by

Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

might have gone, ‘Hm,

maybe I shouldn’t have

done that,’ and then we

move on.”

New Lenox resident Liz

Yerkovich and Mokena

resident Joshua Reid are

cast as Mary Page Marlowe’s

parents, Roberta

and Ed Marlowe, in the

1940s. Reid said this will

be his first production

with the Drama Group,

adding he was a big fan of

Letts’ plays.

“The shows he writes

have just got such emotional

weight, but it’s not

gratuitous emotional baggage

in these shows,” he

said. “It’s very personal.

You can empathize with it

very well. It’s not always

the easiest thing to write

a very personal, powerful

emotional show but

also be able to get people

to empathize with it as

well, so that’s why I love

this show, and it’s a very

unique show in the way

that it looks at Mary’s life

Frankfort resident Jeannie Markionni, playing Mary

Page Marlowe at age 59, reflects on her character’s

past.

in snapshots.”

Yerkovich said she was

looking forward to seeing

the audience’s reaction.

“[Letts] sneaks in so

many things throughout

his play, and we’ve done

it so many times, but

there’s some things now

that we’ve just started to

see,” she said. “So, I’m

interested to talk to the

audience afterwards and

ask, ‘What do you think

about this?’ or ‘What do

you think about that?’ It’s

a show that makes you

think.”


newlenoxpatriotdaily.com dining out

the new lenox patriot | February 13, 2020 | 19

The Dish

Taco Patio in Lockport continues to win hearts with unique family recipes

Abhinanda Datta

Contributing Editor

A strong focus on building

relationships within

the community is what

drives this eatery serving

Mexican fare in Lockport.

According to Taco Patio

co-owner and restaurant

manager Nasia Katris, unlike

a franchise, “Our priority

isn’t to make money.”

“Growing up in the restaurant

business, I know

from personal experience

that a family-owned business

has an advantage, because

you’re going to have

the family there,” she said.

“If there’s a personal touch,

they’re more in touch with

the community or the needs

of people. That’s the priority

with us.”

The original Bellwood

location was opened almost

40 years ago by Katris’

father, Jim, and 10

years ago, she launched

the one in Lockport along

with her husband an coowner

Christos Giannakopoulos.

“For such a small community,

Lockport has really

opened up and supported

us,” Katris said. “We love

to have regulars all the

time. It’s a hardworking

community that is kind

and appreciative of our services.

And because we are

here all the time, we get to

know everybody and get to

see what they’re like.”

Whether you want to

dine in with your family

or grab a quick bite on the

way to work, Taco Patio

caters to all kinds of dining

needs. One item that

is quite popular among

those opting for the drivethru

service is the lightly

sweetened horchata, available

in two sizes ($2.45-

$2.75). Made entirely from

scratch, this recipe has

been in Katris’ family for

over 40 years and is a concoction

featuring Jicaro

seeds ground with rice and

ground cocoa, cinnamon,

nutmeg and vanilla.

“We need to cook the

cinnamon all day; it’s a

huge process,” she said. “I

keep telling my husband

that we’re going to somehow

make bigger batches.

We can’t keep up. People

will come to the drive-thru

for four or five horchatas

at a time. It’s crazy.”

The loaded cheese fries

($5.89) — potatoes fried

and salted, topped with

seasoned meat of the customer’s

choice, grilled

onion, sour cream and hot

peppers — are another

sought-after option.

Katris said since the

distribution of Mexican

products in the market was

not as great a few decades

ago, she saw her family

prepare their own beans,

taco shells and sauces in

the kitchen.

“You couldn’t go and

buy ready-made products

like so many Mexican restaurants

do these days,”

she said. “So that’s why

everything was made from

scratch, and we still do

that. We come two hours

early in the morning and

we stay late at night. We

refuse to buy anything.”

For those looking to get

a heartier meal, the enchilada

dinner ($9.99) comes

with three enchiladas with

either chicken, beef or

cheese, along with rice,

tortilla chips and fresh

guacamole. There also is

the taco salad ($7.99) —

a combination of protein,

beans, lettuce, tomato,

green onion and black

olives served in a crispy

Taco Patio

1022 E. 9th St. in

Lockport

Hours

• 10 a.m.-midnight

Monday-Thursday and

Sunday

• 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Friday-Saturday

For more information ...

Phone: (815) 838-

8226

Web: www.tacopatio.

com

Pictured is the No Name ($4.99) dessert — a plate of Mexican doughnuts with

powdered sugar, cinnamon and caramel drizzle — at Taco Patio in Lockport.

Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

The nacho supreme ($7.49) comes with meat, cheese, beans, tomato and olives,

topped with sour cream and guacamole.

flour shell with a dollop of

sour cream. Guests have

the option of adding guacamole

for another $1.10.

For Katris, cooking has

become a labor of love.

“Working in a restaurant,

you see what it should

be like, what it could be

like and what it is like in

other places,” she said.

“We do have a lot of families

that come here. And I

personally would not be

able to serve something

that I could not serve to my

own family. Those who eat

here know it will be good,

because it is freshly made

right away.”

Some items on the menu

take longer to prepare,

such as the vegetarian option

with stuffed peppers.

The stuffed pepper burrito

($7.75) and the stuffed

pepper taco ($3.10) come

with poblano peppers

prepared over three days.

They have to be skinned

and fried, stuffed with a

special five-cheese blend

and breaded.

While most popular

desserts have appetizing

names, Taco Patio’s only

item with no name has been

winning hearts for years.

“A couple of years ago,

we were testing a new dessert

one night when a customer

wanted to try it out,”

Katris said. “He liked it so

much that he wanted to order

more, even before we

could name it officially. So,

we went with No Name for

this phenomenal dessert.”

The No Name ($4.99)

is a plate filled with fried

dough and served with cinnamon,

powdered sugar

and a drizzle of Mexican

caramel.

Coming from an immigrant

family, Katris said

food was very important

as “it was a time to be happy,

enjoy yourself, forget

about what was going on.”

Armed with strong values

and even stronger

familial bonds, she has

ensured that Taco Patio is

unique in its dedication to

the quality of the food and

personal service.

“We are an upscale fast

food place, and I hope

Lockport will continue to

support us, so that we can

provide them with a great

experience,” Katris said.


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mayor, Frank

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trouble”

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the new lenox patriot | February 13, 2020 | 21

Why Pay Rent?

Immediate Occupancy Homes available now from the mid $200’s

Distinctive Home Builders Presents Quality Built Affordable Homes at Cedar Creek in Joliet

Distinctive Home Builders

recently began preconstruction

sales at

Cedar Creek in Joliet.

Homeowners there will

enjoy competitively priced

quality built homes and

low Joliet taxes from

one of the area’s leading

home builders. Cedar

Creek is located on Millsdale

Road, one half mile

west of Rt. 53 and south

of Laraway Road. Our

model home visitor center

is open for viewing.

“Handcrafted semi-custom

homes are unheard

of in the area in this price

range,” said Bryan Nooner,

president of Frankfortbased

Distinctive Home

Builders. “These homes

provide a great value and

in many cases will be less

than paying rent. This

opens up home ownership

opportunities to those

who were locked out of

the market previously. Although

construction is underway,

pre-construction

savings are still available.”

Affordable, conveniently

located ranch and twostory

homes feature floor

plans ranging from 1,500

to 3,000 square feet in

size with two to four bedrooms

and front elevation

brick exteriors with the

option to add stone accents.

Prices start from

the mid $200’s and some

home sites back up to Cedar

Creek Park. We have

four immediate occupancy

homes available at our

Cedar Creek community -

3 ranch homes and a twostory

home.

“These homes appeal

to two markets: Empty

nesters that are downsizing

with our ranches and

an outstanding value for

first time homebuyers and

families wanting the most

space for their money,”

added Nooner.

Cedar Creek school

children attend Elwood

School District 203 for K –

8 and high school age children

attend Joliet Township

Central High School

within District 204, which

was recently named the

College Board’s Advanced

Placement District of the

Year. Saint Joseph Academy

is also nearby.

“We have closed the gap

of getting what you want

and getting what you

need in a new home significantly

by including additional

features that our

buyers told us were most

important to them,” said

Nooner. “Now is the best

time to buy, because you

can still take advantage

of preconstruction prices

that range from the mid

$200s which makes this a

terrific new home value.”

Bryan Nooner, president

of Distinctive Home

Builders, has built thousands

of single-family

homes throughout the

south and southwest suburbs

over the past 30

years. Distinctive Home

Builders is dedicated to

giving their customers the

best home buying experience.

A home delivery with

zero punch list items is an

expectation Distinctive

has for its homeowners.

Before closing, each home

undergoes an industryleading

checklist that ensures

each home measures

up to the firm’s high quality

standards. Distinctive

performs numerous quality

control checks throughout

the building process

and adheres to a nearly

1,500 point formal checklist

that project managers

certify.

“Having a set of measurable,

identifiable standards

that our craftsmen

are expected to maintain

is critical to upholding

high quality standards

and ensures delivering a

Zero Defect Home to our

homeowners,” according

to Distinctive president,

Bryan Nooner.

During the construction

process, there are prescheduled

times set for

site visitations at various

landmark stages of construction.

Communication

is an important aspect

to maintaining an overall

positive experience during

the construction process.

Therefore, all Distinctive

customers have the Project

Manager’s e-mail address

and cell phone number,

as well as, access to the

secure online customer

portal where pictures and

logs show the continued

progress on their home.

Customers have access to

the online portal through

the Distinctive Homebuilders

App that can be

easily downloaded to any

smartphone or tablet.

“Our customers simply

download our Distinctive

Home Builders app and

they are in touch with their

new home 24/7 from anywhere

in the world. The

app allows our customers

to see the progress of their

home and access all their

documents at any time”

Nooner explained. “Our

customers really appreciate

the integration of social

media sites within the

app allowing them to easily

share photos and updates

of their new home

with family and friends,”

he concluded.

Nooner added that all

homes are highly energy

efficient. Every home built

will have upgraded wall

and ceiling insulation values

with energy efficient

windows and high efficiency

furnaces. Before

homeowners move into

their new home, Distinctive

Home Builders conducts

a blower door test

that pressurizes the home

to ensure that each home

passes a set of very stringent

Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

Cedar Creek is served by

major thoroughfares such

as IL Rte. 53, I-55 and

I-80. Locational amenities

for Cedar Creek homeowners

are two large hospital

complexes nearby:

Silver Cross Hospital and

Presence Saint Joseph

Medical Center; College

education nearby including

Lewis University, the

University of St. Francis

and Joliet Junior College.

Numerous restaurants

and attractions such as the

Chicagoland Speedway,

the Joliet Splash Station

and the Haunted Trails

Family Entertainment

Center, to name a few.

Visit the Memorial Walkway

at the Abraham Lincoln

National Cemetery

in Elwood comprised of

982 acres honoring our

veterans.

Our model home visitor

center is open for

viewing. Contact Lynne

at 708-737-9142 or 708-

479-7700 to schedule a

private viewing of our Cedar

Creek model and immediate

occupancy homes

available: three ranch

homes and one two-story

home. Or visit our on-site

Sales Information Center

located at 23936 William

Drive, Manhattan, IL.,

60442. Hours are daily

10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. open

seven days a week. Specials,

prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and

lot availability are subject

to change without notice.

Please contact a Distinctive

representative for current

pricing and complete

details.


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Distinctive Home Builders Debuts Luxury Furnished Model

At Hanover Estates in Manhattan within the Lincoln-Way School District

Distinctive Home Builders

continues to add high

quality homes to the

Manhattan landscape at

Hanover Estates; its latest

new home community

located within the highlyregarded

Lincoln-Way

School District. Distinctive

is selling Craftsman

Series and Legacy Series

single family homes with

base prices from the upper

$290s - $400s. Square

footage of the ranch

homes begins at 2,400

square feet and the twostory

homes start from

2,700 square feet. Many

of the sites in both neighborhoods

offer lake views

and all homes will have

brick around the first

floor as a premium standard

feature.

“Sales and construction

are underway and a

brand new Stonebridge

II model is open for touring,”

said Bryan Nooner,

President of Distinctive

Home Builders, “These

new home designs are a

result of an extraordinary

amount of time and effort

spent on refining the

architectural standards.”

“There is indeed a difference

– there is nothing

else like it on the market

– the elevations are outstanding

and our homeowners

also have the ability

to customize so they

can truly have the home

of their dreams,” he said.

Nooner speaks of the

Craftsman designs the

company has introduced

at Hanover Estates. These

new designs feature low

pitched rooflines, large

front porches with tapered

columns and stone

piers, partially-paned

windows, gable brackets,

and an exterior color

palate with a variety of

earth tones or gray tones.

Popular exterior options

are stone and cedar shake

accents.

Besides the new model,

there are several homes

at various stages of construction

are available to

tour and as a semi-custom

builder, Distinctive can

modify any of its standard

designs to cater to a

customer’s tastes, which

means that moving walls,

adding extra windows or

even extending the garage

are all possible.

Numerous home styles

are available, each with

multiple exterior elevations.

Hanover Estates

homes have three to five

bedrooms and two full to

three and one-half baths

and two to three-car garages.

All of the Legacy

Series homes will have

three-car garages.

Homes include custom

maple kitchen cabinets

featuring solid wood

construction (no particle

board) with solid

wood drawers and dove

tail joints; ceramic tile

or hardwood floors in

the kitchen, baths and

foyer; genuine wood

trim and doors; granite

countertops and

concrete driveways.

Building a new home is

certainly not what it used

to be. Thankfully, the latest

technology coupled

with fine-tuned people

skills, has made the experience

an exciting one for

Distinctive buyers at Hanover

Estates.

“We are on the leading

edge when it comes to the

home buying customer

sales experience,” said

Nooner. “Our sales professionals

are among the

best. We provide them

with high-level training

and the latest tech tools to

enhance our homebuyer’s

experience. We also provide

technology to our

homeowners throughout

the home building

process with a private

homeowner portal app.

Building a new home is

an exciting yet long process

that can have many

ups and downs that can

be neutralized by simply

having great communication.

We want our buyers

to be informed and empowered

every step of the

way.”

Daily pictures of customer

homes in progress

are taken and uploaded

for easy access from

anywhere in the world.

Homeowners can view

their selections from their

phone, tablet or desktop;

review detailed information

about the quality

components used in their

new home, and easily access

their documents using

a username and password

that is issued once

construction of their new

home begins.

“Communication exists

on an entirely new level

making building with us a

very personal experience.

Never before could customers

have access to all

of this information 24/7.

We want to raise the bar

for our industry,” added

Nooner.

Through the customer

portal, homeowners can

easily share the pictures

and progress of their

home with friends and

family via e-mail and integrated

links to social

media. They can also

review the construction

schedule to see

what is happening next

in the building of their

new home.

Hanover Estates boasts

four lakes and three

parks within its borders.

The Manhattan Metra

train station, several forest

preserves and many

dining and entertainment

options are nearby.

Hanover Estates children

attend schools

within the Lincoln-Way

School District.

Besides Hanover Estates,

Distinctive Home Builders

has built hundreds

of homes throughout

Manhattan most recently

at Prairie Trails; also in

the Butternut Ridge and

Leighlinbridge communities,

as well as thousands

of other homes in

the Will and south Cook

county areas over the past

30 years.

Our model home visitor

center is located at

23936 William Drive,

Manhattan, IL 60442

and is open daily from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days

a week or by appointment.

Contact Lynne at

708-737-9142 or 708-

479-7700 to schedule a

private viewing. Specials,

prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and

lot availability are subject

to change without notice.


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the new lenox patriot | February 13, 2020 | 23

Luxury Townhomes in New Lenox Pre-Construction Sales

Distinctive Homebuilders debuts SkyHarbor Townhomes from the $300s

Sales have commenced on

luxury townhomes in a prime

location in New Lenox at

Laraway and Schoolhouse/

Lincolnway Roads. Known

as SkyHarbor Townhomes,

Distinctive Home Builders

is meeting the need for

townhomes in an area where

they have not been built in a

long time.

“We are excited to bring

these fresh, new architecturally

refined townhome designs to

New Lenox. Now residents

can stay put in town when they

downsize from a large home to

a maintenance free lifestyle,”

said Bryan Nooner, president

of Distinctive Home Builders.

“We discovered that many

area single-family residents

have parents seeking an

independent, carefree lifestyle,

who want to live in close

proximity to their children

and grandchildren. These

buyers tend to spend a couple

months of the year in warmer

climates and don’t want to

be concerned with home

upkeep while they are away.

At SkyHarbor Townhomes a

homeowner’s association takes

care of lawn maintenance and

snow removal for residents.

Additionally, SkyHarbor is

a good fit for many young

families as well. Just a few

minutes from several commuter

train stations and major

highways, the location of

this property makes it easy to

commute to work. The idea of

living in a community with a

maintenance free lifestyle gives

today’s buyer the freedom to

travel and recreate without the

time burden of home upkeep.

SkyHarbor Townhomes is

a small enclave community

with an on-site lake and is

adjacent to single family

homes. Townhomes range in

size from two to four bedrooms

with 1,800 to 2,600 square feet

of living space in three and

four-unit buildings. All homes

include a full basement and

luxury appointments such

as granite counter tops and

custom maple cabinets.

SkyHarbor Townhome

exteriors are architecturally

refined and feature Craftsman

style designs in brick and

stone construction on the

first floor. Tapered columns,

stone accents, bracketing

on gables and bracket detail

on garage doors are some

of the thoughtful features

Distinctive Home Builders has

incorporated into the design.

Distinctive Home Builders

has built thousands of singlefamily

homes throughout

the South and Southwest

suburbs over the past 30 years,

and is dedicated to giving

its customers the best home

buying experience.

Top-notch home creation

with zero punch list items is an

expectation Distinctive delivers

to its homeowners. The builder

performs numerous quality

control checks throughout the

building process and adheres

to a nearly 1,500-point formal

checklist that project managers

certify. Before closing, each

home undergoes an industryleading

checklist that ensures

each home measures up to the

firm’s high quality standards.

“Having measurable, identifiable

standards that our

craftsmen are expected to

maintainiscriticaltoupholding

high quality standards and

ensuresdeliveringaZeroDefect

Home to our homeowners,”

Nooner said.

Communication is key to

maintaining an overall positive

experience during the construction

process. Therefore,

all Distinctive customers have

the Project Manager’s e-mail

address and cell phone

number, as well as access to

the secure online portal where

pictures and logs chronicle the

continued progress on their

home. Customers have access

to the online portal through the

Distinctive Homebuilders App

that can be easily downloaded

to any smartphone or tablet.

“Our customers simply download

our app and they are in

touch with their new home

24/7 from anywhere in the

world. The app allows our

customers to see the progress

of their home and access

their documents at any time”

Nooner explained. “Our customers

really appreciate the

integration of social media

sites within the app allowing

them to easily share photos

and updates of their new

home with family and friends,”

he concluded.

Nooner added that all homes

are highly energy efficient with

upgraded wall and ceiling

insulation, energy efficient

windows and high efficiency

furnaces. Before homeowners

move into their new home,

Distinctive conducts a Blower

Door Test that pressurizes

the home to ensure that each

home passes stringent Energy

Efficiency Guidelines.

SkyHarbor Townhomes is

within New Lenox School

District 122 serving students

K-8 and Lincoln-Way Community

High School District

210, which is ranked in the

top 10 high school districts in

Illinois. Providence Catholic

High School is also located

in New Lenox.

SkyHarbor Townhomes are

served by major thoroughfares

such as IL Rtes. 30, 45 and

52 and I-80, I-355 and I-57.

Residents are serviced by

the New Lenox Metra

Station on the corner of

Cedar and Laraway Roads.

Two large hospital complexes

are in the vicinity: Silver Cross

Hospital and Presence Saint

JosephMedicalCenter;College

education nearby includes

Lewis University, the University

of St. Francis and

Joliet Junior College. Many

restaurants and pubs are in

the area: Starbucks, Cooper’s

Hawk, Teardrop Café, Arrowhead

Ales Brewing Company,

Chicago Dough Company,

Bulldog Ale House, Portillo’s,

and Country Charm Restaurant.

Jewel/Osco is within

walking distance from the

Skyharbor Townhomes. Other

notable retailers nearby are

Kohls, JC Penny and Petsmart.

and the 14-screen AMC

Showplace is on Maple Street.

Our model home visitor

center is open for viewing.

Contact Lynne at 708-737-

9142 or 708-479-7700 to

schedule a private viewing

of our luxury townhomes

or visit our on-site Sales

Information Center located

at 23936 William Drive,

Manhattan, IL., 60442. Hours

are daily 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

open seven days a week.

Specials, prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and

lot availability are subject

to change without notice.

Please contact a Distinctive

representative for current

pricing and complete details.


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If you are looking for the perfect ranch home

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

Keating Point, in the Village of Channahon,

offers ranch homes that are both beautiful and

maintenance-free.

These unique, detached townhomes feature

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

square feet. Each comes equipped with a full

basement, two-car attached garage, brick fronts,

and central air.

These Ranch Villas start in the $230’s and

boast an association fee of just $140 per month.

We offer five floorplans for you to choose from.

Do you long for a little more time to yourself?

For more family moments, too?

Luxury Ranch Detached Townhomes

Immediate Move-Ins. • Maintenance-Free Living

Starting from the $230’s

Maintenance-free living at The Ranch Villas at

Keating Pointe is our solution to your problem.

In one of our ranch townhomes, you can finally

wave goodbye to the chores that gobble up your

precious time. All exterior and landscaping

maintenance is done for you, including snow

removal. If you’ve had enough of cleaning

gutters, mowing the lawn, and shoveling the

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

The photos in this article feature The Roma,

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2701 Property for

Sale

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

liability company; CELL

TOWER LEASE ACQUISITION

LLC, a Delaware limited liability

company; GLP CELL SITE I, LLC, a

Delaware limited liability company;

GLP CELL SITE II, LLC, aDelaware

limited liability company; GLP

CELL SITE IV, LLC, a Delaware

limited liability company; GLP CELL

SITE A, LLC, aDelaware limited liability

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.

2701 Property for

Sale

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 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:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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

2703 Legal

Notices

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 ASUBDIVI-

SION IN SECTION 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 ASUBDIVI-

SION IN SECTION 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


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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

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. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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Under $100

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adjustable halo lights $4 each.

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Aerobic River exercise machine

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height 42” w/shade. $50 pr.

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black opal design size 11 $20.

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printer $25; Exercise bike $15.

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condition. $100 Call

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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

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$100 Call

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Glass flower vases $1 each,

6-24 hour time clocks for

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wooden folding chairs $40.

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708-408-1576

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boxed $10. Call 708-460-8308

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bike $45 Call 708-687-5703

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hammer drill with charger, 2

b atteries, $45 Call

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brand mens size 12, in

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Office desk &shelf unit custom

made 10ft by 7ft. $100

OBO Call 708-460-5624

Pyrex brown glass cake dish

wit metal server, boxed $15;

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cookware w/lid, boxed $15; 4

wine glasses green w;clear

stems, boxed $12 Call

708-460-8308

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mens shirts Ferrari red polo

XL or Aston Martin silver

color polo XL $35; New USA

red t-shirt $10. Call

708-460-8308

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1x31/4-1/2, Like new $45 Call

815-469-6792

Pyrex brown glass cake dish

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cookware w/lid, boxed $15; 4

wine glasses green w;clear

stems, boxed $12 Call

708-460-8308

Roger Penske Scottsdale Dealers

mens shirts Ferrari red polo

XL or Aston Martin silver

color polo XL $35; New USA

red t-shirt $10. Call

708-460-8308

Snap-On deep sockets

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1x31/4-1/2, Like new $45 Call

815-469-6792

Sno-shield, keeps ice/snow off

w/shield $6; SUV jumbo

w/shield inside sunshade $10;

high pressure high volume

hand pump, new $20; 2gal.

new USA gas can w/spout $16.

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Solid oak entertainment center

-lots ofstorage! Exc. Condition

Call 708-715-0887

Sony DVD/CD player $10,

Samsung Galaxy phone 4G

5.0mp camera 1 1/2 yrs old

$35, Iphone 4works great $25.

Call 815-464-5295

Sony portable CD boombox

$10, golf umbrellas $10 ea,

tennis racquet $10, Sears 3/8”

electric drill $20, Black &

Decker edger $10 Call

708-601-1947

Tool box 24”x10”x10” welded

steel with lock hasp $50. Bird

cages $12.50 each. Call

708-478-8976

Western saddle-complete with

stirups-saddle pad, good shape.

$100 Call 815-995-3097

Ladies long blk coat with hood

size 2xl never worn $50, Mens

leather suburban jacket 44 lg

$25, tan suburban with hood xl

$15 Call 815-478-3870

Ladies winter coats -long red

lrg $15, long black lrg $25,

black leather $50. All in excellent

condition. Call

779-324-5208

Life size -full color cardboard

cutout of Dennis Rodman in

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815-464-1133

New 9” Torpedo level $5,

Hyde tile cutter pliers $12,

Sears 10pc metric socket set

$10, Battery orpipe cleaner $6,

7pc screwdriver set $7. Call

708-460-8308

New alum. scoop shovel 14in

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snow shovel $22, H/D

snow shovel new bottom blade

$12, New 5pc min. pliers set

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One 3/8 chain 30ft long $30,

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

Skill saw 71/4 inch $25, assorted

hammers $5 ea. Call

708-574-9174

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

9fishing poles, reels, &tackle

box, all for $60; 10 Ikea Inreda

adjustable halo lights $4 each.

Call 708-717-5054

Aerobic River exercise machine

$50 Call 708-403-5186

Beautiful like new delicate

pink table lamps with white

shades, 3 way switch, total

height 42” w/shade. $50 pr.

Call 708-403-2473

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

Computer desk $60; HP photo

printer $25; Exercise bike $15.

Call 708-323-8185

Couch and love seat, blue -excellant

condition. $100 Call

708-323-8185

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 Cal l

815-592-9474

Francisan Desert Rose Dinnerware

service for 12 plus serving

pieces, 100 total pieces.

$100 OBO Text 708-217-5606

Glass flower vases $1 each,

6-24 hour time clocks for

lamps $3 each, 3piece brass

fireplace set $20, brass lamp

$15. Call 708-614-8148

Head TS 6 tennis racket $60, 4

wooden folding chairs $40.

Call 815-463-0282

Honeywell humidifier transformer,

never used $20; Antique

collectible radio crystal

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708-408-1576


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Grace Kmak

Grace Kmak is a junior

on the Lincoln-Way co-op

gymnastics team. She attends

LW Central.

How long have you

been doing gymnastics

and how did you first

get started?

I started when I was 2 or

3, so it’s been a long time.

My mom just put me in and

I stayed with it.

What do you like so

much about the sport?

I just like flipping all the

time. I really like being

with my team. It’s really

cool and really fun to be a

part of team, to always be

able to support each other

and to have teammates

cheering you on when you

compete.

What is your favorite

event? What is your

least favorite?

Vault is probably my

favorite. It’s just fun to do

what I do on the vault. Bars

is my least favorite. That’s

been the hardest for me all

these years. I’ve worked

hard at it, though, to get

where I am today.

You’ve been in a lot

of big meets, including

state. How do you

think that experience

will help you this year?

It really builds my confidence.

I know how everything

works and I know

what I need to do in order

to do well in future meets.

You and your

teammate, Korina

Jarosz, are always

neck-and-neck with

your scores and seem

to push each other.

Does that help you?

Yeah, it helps a lot. She’s

always helping me do my

best, and I try to help her.

We both just really want to

help the team do the best

we can.

Your team won a

regional championship

with your highest score

of the season. What

is the key to continue

to have success at

sectionals and state?

We just have to be confident.

We have to be confident

with our practices,

confident in our skills, and

we have to be confident in

each other.

If you could be

anybody else for a day,

who would you want

to be?

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Maybe Simone Biles.

I think it would be really

cool to be able to do all the

things she does in gymnastics.

Her life seems pretty

cool.

You’re stranded on a

deserted island and can

have an endless supply

of one food. What do

you want?

I think I’d probably pick

french fries. I just really

love french fries.

If you could be any

superhero, which

would you want to be?

Iron Man. I just like him.

I think he’s pretty cool.

If you could travel

anywhere in the world,

where would you want

to go?

Definitely Hawaii. It

seems really nice there.

There are beaches, and islands,

and I really like being

at the pool, too.

Interview conducted by Sports

Editor Steve Millar.

Roundup

Boys volleyball coach Rucinski

takes over Providence girls team

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lee Rucinski has been

named the head girls volleyball

coach at Providence

Catholic. Rucinski

took over as Celtics’ boys

coach last spring and will

now take the reins of both

programs.

“We wish Coach Lee

the best and know that he

will continue to have the

support of the Providence

community,” Providence

athletic director Doug

Ternik said in a press release.

Rucinski is a Lynwood

native and a 1998 graduate

of Marian Catholic High

School. He was the boys

volleyball coach at Oak

Forest High School for

six years (2013 – 2018).

During his time as head

coach, his team collected

over 114 wins (an average

of 19 wins per season),

four South Suburban Conference

titles, three SSC

Players of the Year and

18 All-Conference players.

He was named SSC

Coach of the Year in 2014

and 2017. He also had 13

players continue on to the

collegiate level.

In addition, Rucinski

was the former head girls

volleyball coach at Tinley

Park High School.

Over his 10 years as

head coach, his team collected

a total of 190 wins,

three regional titles, two

sectional titles, two SSC

Blue Players of the Year,

23 All-Conference players,

and five players who

continued on to the collegiate

level. He was named

SSC Coach of the Year in

2016.

Rucinski’s last game

coaching Tinley Park

was a 25-9, 25-18 loss to

Providence in a Class 3A

regional final last October.

Rucinski is a 2002 graduate

of the University of

Illinois. He received his

Bachelor of Science in

Biology and a Masters in

Sports Management.

He replaces Jean Phelps,

who went 38-40 in two

seasons, including a 23-17

finish and a sectional finals

appearance last fall.

LW Central swimmers

fourth in SWSC; Minarik

leads West

Lincoln-Way Central’s

boys swimming team finished

fourth at the South-

West Suburban Conference

meet Saturday, Feb.

8, at Lockport.

The Knights scored 177

points, placing behind LW

East (222), Andrew (207)

and Sandburg (205.5).

LW West (106) finished

seventh.

Lincoln-Way Central

senior Tyler Quigley was

third in the 200 free (1

minute, 52.78 seconds)

and the 500 free (5:06.11),

while sophomore Devin

Mihaichuk placed third in

the 100 back (59.64). Will

Jager placed fourth in the

50 free (23.16), Anthony

Schletz took fifth in the

500 free (5:09.32), Austin

Moy was fifth in the 100

backstroke (1:00.53), and

Matthew Senese placed

2

fifth in the 100 breaststroke

(1:03.9).

The Knights’ team

of Jager, Quigley, Moy

and Nathan Fritz placed

fourth in the 200 free relay

(1:35.27).

Tristan Minarek led the

Warriors with a secondplace

finish in the 100

back (58.77).

“I was right where I

wanted to be,” Minarek

said. “This year, I’ve been

doing very well. I’ve been

getting my times that

were my goal times for

the end of last year. I’ve

already bettered my

backstroke. I’m really

looking forward to sectionals.”

Sean Finley was third

in the 100 breaststroke

(1:01.65) and fourth in

the 200 individual medley

(2:02.22).

The Warriors’ team of

Minarik, Finley, Lukas

Gonda and Oliver Chaa

were fourth in the 200

medley relay (1:44.4).

Providence hockey wins

Kennedy Cup semifinal

opener

Peyton Botich’s goal in

overtime lifted the Celtics

to a 4-3 win over St. Rita

on Friday, Feb. 7, in the

first game of the best-ofthree

Kennedy Cup semifinal

series.

Tom Zschach, Tom Davis

and Joe McConnell

also scored for the Celtics.

Game 2 is set for 8

p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13,

at Southwest Ice Arena in

Crestwood.

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Boys Basketball

6

Knights pour in 19 3-pointers in rout of Stagg

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way Central

junior forward Ryan Kraft

hit a pair of 3-pointers in

the first 90 seconds against

Stagg.

It was a sign of things to

come.

The Knights were red

hot from downtown all

night, hitting 19 3-pointers

as they rolled to an 81-49

SouthWest Suburban Red

win over Stagg on Friday,

Feb. 7, in New Lenox.

“I think we all feed off

each other,” Kraft said. “It

felt good to be open and

have my teammates keep

getting me the ball.”

Nick Tingley led Central

(19-7, 4-0) with 22 points,

hitting six 3-pointers. He

also had five rebounds.

Mike Maloney added 15

points on five 3-pointers,

and Kraft finished with

14 points, including four

threes.

Rounding out the barrage

of treys were Matt

Maloney (eight points)

and Sean Michalak with

two each.

All the Knights’ 3-pointers

came in the first three

quarters, as they topped

the 17 triples they made

against Illiana Christian on

Feb. 1.

“Right now, a couple

teams have really committed

to stopping Sean

[Curran], so they’re helping

on him and leaving

guys open, and these guys

are really good shooters,”

Central coach Bob Curran

said. “At the beginning of

the year, a lot of times it

was one or two guys getting

hot, and we were still

winning, but when all five

guys are on, we can be really

tough to stop.”

Kraft had 11 first-quarter

points to start the Knights’

scoring spree.

“They were kind of

Lincoln-Way Central’s Mike Maloney looks to drive

against Stagg on Friday, Feb. 7, in New Lenox. He

scored 15 points in the Knights’ 81-49 win.

STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

bringing four guys out to

guard, but leaving one guy

in the middle,” Curran said.

“They were just leaving

Ryan open, and Ryan was

like, ‘OK, well thank you.’”

Kraft returned to the

Knights’ lineup the final

week of January after

missing about a month

with an ankle injury suffered

in the Hinsdale Central

Holiday Classic the

week of Christmas.

“It’s just good to be

back playing,” Kraft said.

“I missed it. I just try to go

out there and play as hard

as I can, get rebounds, do

whatever I can to help the

team out.”

Stagg (5-18, 1-3) hung

around through the first

half, trailing 41-31 at halftime,

but the Knights outscored

the Chargers 28-6

in the third quarter to pull

away.

Tingley and Mike Maloney

both caught fire in the

third as each hit a trio of

3-pointers.

“When we all play together,

we’re hard to

guard,” Tingley said. “We

feed off each other’s intensity

and energy. When

we come together, we’re

a pretty good basketball

team.”

Twelve players got in

on scoring for Central as

several reserves got significant

playing time in the

second half.

“We have great teammates

who work hard

every day and push us to

get better,” Tingley said.

“They are a big part of our

success. A lot of it is from

practicing with them. So, it

was great to see them get

in and score.”

Conference leaders

The Knights topped Andrew

63-47 on Feb. 4. Sean

Curran scored 18 points

and Nick Tingley added 10.

With the wins over the

ThunderBolts and Chargers,

Central has topped

all four of its SWSC Red

foes, with another game

remaining against each.

Bradley-Bourbonnais (3-

1) is in second place.

“We’ve been playing

well,” Bob Curran said.

“We made it through the

first run through the conference

undefeated, but we

still have work to do.”

Central stayed hot with

a 49-38 nonconference

win over Glenbrook North

on Saturday, Feb. 8. Sean

Curran scored 18 points,

Matt Maloney had 11, and

Mike Maloney added 10.

Boys Basketball

Celtics pull away from JCA with big fourth quarter

8

SEAN HASTINGS, Editor

Joliet Catholic Academy

had multiple chances to

keep the game in reach in

the final minute down three

points. But the Providence

defense stepped up. The

Hilltoppers’ final four possessions

resulted in a travel,

two turnovers and an offensive

foul away from the

ball, allowing the Celtics to

pull away for a 58-48 win

Feb. 4 in New Lenox.

As JCA ran into its mistakes

on offense in the final

minute, the Celtics capitalized

with free throws at the

other end.

The teams traded baskets

nearly the entire game with

the final 10-point margin

being the largest lead either

team held. And besides

JCA’s nine-point lead in the

first quarter after a quick

start, neither team’s lead

was higher than four until

the final minute.

Providence coach Kyle

Murphy said, with a laugh,

that he did not feel the

game pivot for the Celtics

until the final buzzer

sounded.

Right before JCA’s

dreadful final four possessions,

Joe Alfirevich (22

points) and Noah Vassal

(nine points), hit back-toback

layups to put the Celtics

in front by six.

“I thought I felt comfortable

because then they

were in the situation where

they had to start pressuring

and fouling,” Murphy said.

“When teams pressure us,

Joe is so good with the ball

and Noah can be good with

the ball that they can get to

the basket and get opportunities.”

Alfirevich, who has been

one of the Celtics’ best

players this season, had

nine points at the half as he

dealt with foul trouble.

“That second half, he

took over like he can,”

Murphy said. “He’s absolutely

fantastic. You talk

about his mid-range game.

You can’t stop him. Sometimes

he’s got two, three

guys draped on him and he

finds ways to make plays.”

Down the stretch, Vassal,

Alfirevich and Jack Ruddy

(seven points) all made free

throws to extend the lead.

It was the play in the

fourth quarter that made the

difference for Providence.

The fourth quarter was the

highest-scoring quarter for

the Celtics, as they outscored

JCA 20-9.

“The difference maker

was we started to move

the ball a lot more and we

began to trust our teammates

a lot more, taking

a lot more shots that were

smarter around the rim and

finishing down low a lot

more,” Vassal said.

Sophomore Jimmy

Arentz scored eight points

in the win. Lucas Porto also

contributed with 10 points.

“I think that helps in all

aspects of the game,” Vassal

said about the Celtics’

scorers. “It helped us tonight

and got us through to

the win.”

Of course, the win over

rival JCA, which brought

out a student section to

match Providence’s, was

special, too.

“They’ve always been

known to be a rival of ours,

so to come out with a win

feels great, especially with

regionals coming up, it puts

us into seeding and feels

good,” Vassal said.

The Celtics (12-14, 4-8)

knocked off Montini 64-62

in a Catholic League White

game Friday, Feb. 7.


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Cheerleading

Another strong state showing for LW West

with seventh-place finish in large division

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

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Lincoln-Way West’s cheerleading team performs during

the preliminary round at the IHSA state finals Friday,

Feb. 7, at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

The Lincoln-Way West

cheerleading team continues

to make a name for itself.

The Warriors continued

their recent resurgence with

another Top 10 state finish,

placing seventh in the large

school division of the IHSA

state cheerleading finals,

which were held on Friday,

Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8

at Grossinger Motors Arena

in Bloomington.

The Warriors placed

fourth in the large division

last season.

"It's great," West coach

Nicole White said. "I'm very

proud of the team. I've been

here at West for three years

and we've come this far in

the hardest school division.

With all the excellent teams,

it just keeps getting harder

every year. So, just getting

here is an accomplishment

in itself."

Lincoln-Way East's score

of 94.96 won the state title

by over two points.

Stevenson (92.63), Marist

(92.04), Sandburg, Yorkville

(89.51), Jacobs (89.07) and

West (88.33) rounded out

the top seven.

The Warrior seniors are

Amiyah Chapman, Erica

Johnson, Erika Meadows,

Andrea Ridgway, Alyssa

Saso, Emmi Scofield and

Isabella Telez.

"I'm really excited to get

to experience this again,"

Johnson said. "Just the last

two days at state were great.

I feel like we are really going

to push through in the

future. We were like a family

this season, at practice

and all the way around."

The rest of West’s roster

included juniors Kayla Aspel,

Kalei Belt, Emily Hill,

Jordan Kittl, Payton Malpeli,

Madison Raleigh and

Grace Rinke, sophomore

Emily Lynch and Peyton

Wilson, and freshmen Caroline

Klee, Aubrey Lenard,

Maeve McNamee, and Rachel

Turay.

In the preliminary round,

on Friday, Feb. 7, the Warriors

registered an 88.23

mark and also were seventh.

Lincoln-Way Central

placed 12th (84.68) in prelims,

missing the Top 10 cut

for day two.

“It was not the ending we

hoped for, but we are so incredibly

honored and proud

to be 12th in the state," Central

coach Danielle Emmart

said. "These Knights fought

so hard all season, never

gave up, and to have made

it this far.

“We will continue to hold

our heads high and continue

to be proud of this journey

and the amazing accomplishment

of making it to

the state tournament for the

third year in a row after a 10-

year hiatus.”

Central’s team included

seniors Allison Ceh, Maddie

Fogle, Sophia Gambino,

Aubrey Lake, Rylee Richardson,

Abbey Schissler,

Sydney Steffens, Allison

Tuskan and Lauren Urban,

juniors Kendall Cortese,

Marissa Elia, Katie Engerman,

Mickayla Kukowski,

Elizabeth Miller, Jamie

Nightingale, Isabelle Vargas

and Sam Youngren, sophomores

Laila Pryor and Payton

Vargas, and freshmen

Emma Boskey, OnDrea

Durka, Joey Hoffenkamp,

Kyra Kaczor and Abby

Preski.

Providence placed 13th in

the medium school division

with an 82.27.

The Celtics roster included

just three seniors: Chloe

Floeckher, Jordyn Swenson,

and Ariana Wydajewski.

The rest of the team was

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.


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Girls Gymnastics

Lincoln-Way wins seventh straight regional with season-best score

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Girls Bowling

Lincoln-Way co-op

gymnasts Grace Kmak

and Korina Jarosz are used

to battling each other for

championships, like they

did for the all-around title

at the Lincoln-Way Regional

on Feb. 4 at Lincoln-Way

East.

For the duo, competition

and teamwork are not

mutually exclusive. While

they both go hard for the

top of the podium, they

also help push each other.

“It helps a lot,” said Jarosz,

a senior. “We’re normally

right next to each

other when we compete.

When one of us goes up

and hits, then the other

wants to go up and hit. It’s

a bond we have.”

Both hit plenty at the

regional. Kmak, a junior,

captured the all-around title

with a score of 37.275,

with Jarosz right behind

at 37.1. Senior Allie Reis

completed an all-Lincoln-

Way top three with a

35.25.

They all helped Lincoln-

Way roll to the team title

with a 144.65, the team’s

top score of the season.

That was easily enough to

hold off Naperville North

(133.05) for the program’s

seventh straight regional

championship.

Lincoln-Way was set to

compete in the Hinsdale

Central Sectional on Tuesday,

Feb. 11.

“I did especially well on

bars,” Kmak said. “Everything

went pretty well for

me.”

Kmak won the vault

(9.3) and balance beam

(9.4), took second on bars

(9.375), and was third on

the floor exercise (9.275).

The Lincoln-Way co-op girls gymnastics team

celebrates with its regional champions plaque Feb. 4 at

Lincoln-Way East. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Jarosz won the bars

(9.475) and took second

on vault (9.175), beam

(9.175) and floor (9.275).

All of her runner-up finishes

were to teammates.

Reis (9.425) won the floor.

“We’re all super excited,”

Jarosz said. “That

was a huge jump [in the

team score] from a couple

meets ago. It was almost

overwhelming. It’s super

exciting to come into the

postseason like that.

“We were more calm.

We went out there not

freaking out, knowing we

could hit our stuff, knowing

this was our gym and

we knew how to do everything.”

Kmak said the team

went into the meet with a

huge sense of belief.

“It was really exciting

for the team,” she said. “I

think we were way more

confident in all our practices

during the week, confident

in all our skills, and

everything just went really

well during the meet.”

Lincoln-Way coach

Kory Thompson has seen

the way Jarosz and Kmak

have helped each other out

this season.

“Grace and Korina are

always neck-and-neck

since they’ve been on the

team, but this past summer

you started to see a

difference, where they

were working together and

motivating each other,”

Thompson said. “It was

like, ‘OK, you stick, I

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stick.’ It’s really cool that

they can feed off each other

like that.”

Reis (8.65) also finished

fifth on the beam. Freshman

Natalie Hrkel (8.475)

tied for third on bars. Juniors

Emerson Collins and

Skylar Koczor (8.95) tied

for fourth on vault, while

juniors Lucy Haas (8.95)

and Sarah Rosinski (8.675)

were fourth and fifth on

the floor, respectively,

completing a Lincoln-Way

sweep of the top five spots.

“The last week since

conference, the girls really

focused on the little

things, like sticking landings,

making sure we

have height on our leaps,”

Thompson said. “Our main

goal was hitting.

“They actually had

a completely hit meet,

which was awesome. We

all loved it.”

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JOE BIELANSKI

Freelance Reporter

It was not the way Lincoln-Way

West wanted its

season as a team to end,

but three Warriors will

continue to bowl beyond

regional play.

The Warriors finished in

the spot no one wants to

be in, placing fifth at the

Joliet Central Regional on

Saturday, Feb. 8, at Crest

Hill Lanes.

The top four teams advanced

to the East Moline

United Sectional.

West totaled 5,378 pins

over six games, finishing

behind Minooka (6,146),

Joliet West (5,737), Morris

(5,531) and Joliet Central

(5,507).

Lincoln-Way Central

(5,135) was sixth.

“We had a fantastic season,”

West coach Scott Ullian

said. “I told the girls

that one day doesn’t define

the season that we had. We

would have liked to qualify

as a team, but things

happen.

“It doesn’t take away

from how we did all season.

We got team medals

in seven out of eight tournaments

this year. Last

year, we had three. All of

the girls improved a bunch

this season and they left it

all out there today.”

The Warriors were in

fourth place, six pins

ahead of Morris, entering

the final game, but struggled

with a 785. Morris

leaped both West and Joliet

Central with a 944.

West seniors Mackenzie

Ullian (13th, 1,140), Olivia

Daujatas (16th, 1,126)

and Megan Kukulka (21st,

1,092) advanced as individuals,

along with Central

sophomore Abby Nolan

(14th, 1,133) and Providence

sophomore Carly

Kowalik (19th, 1,101).

The sectional is set for

Saturday, Feb. 15, at Highland

Park Bowl in Moline.

“I’m glad that I was fortunate

enough to make it to

the next round,” Mackenzie

Ullian said. “Last year,

I was only able to advance

to sectionals. It’s good to

know that I still have an

opportunity to make it to

state in my last year.

“It is kind of sad that we

don’t get to move on as a

team.”

Daujatas was West’s

lone state qualifier last

season, when she finished

59th. Having that experience

of bowling individually,

she is happy to have

teammates to join her at

the sectional.

“Last year at state, I just

felt lost,” she said. “I had

coach, but now having two

other girls is way better

than having none.”

Nolan, whose brother,

Alex, tied for second at

the boys bowling state

meet, was excited to move

on to the sectional for the

first time.

“I felt that I threw the

ball today the best I have

all season,” Nolan said.

“I was coming here for

redemption. Last year, I

didn’t make it out of regionals.

I wanted to move

on this year, so I had to

respond and bowl a great

game in order to move

on.”

Kowalik’s journey to the

postseason is unique. The

Celtics do not have a girls

bowling team, so she spent

the regular season bowling

with the boys team.

While the postseason

experience is different

from the regular season,

her focus helped her to accomplish

what she needed

to.

"The cheering is very

different,” Kowalik said.

"It helps get you more excited

than usual. You’re

bowling with everyone

and we are all friends here.

Everyone supports each

other even though we are

competing. It feels more

like a family.”


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Warriors win three regional titles, send seven to sectional

4

Five Celtics, two

Knights also

advance

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

After rolling through

much of the season, Lincoln-Way

West senior Payton

Geigner hit a bit of a

rough patch in January.

In the Warriors’ final two

tournaments of the regular

season, Geigner finished

second at the Illini Classic

and third at the Tom Lahey

Invitational.

Those were hardly results

to be ashamed of

against tough competition,

but Geigner certainly was

not pleased.

“The last two weeks,

with tournaments and everything,

I had to change

my attitude,” he said. “Everything

that’s bad, you

have to block that all out.”

Geigner opened the

postseason in fine fashion,

pinning Homewood-

Flossmoor’s Stacey Terry

in the 160-pound championship

match at the Class

3A Lockport Regional on

Saturday, Feb. 8.

Javen Estrada and Brock

Pfeifer also won individual

titles for the Warriors, who

took second in the team

Lincoln-Way West’s Javen Estrada (orange headgear)

wraps up Lockport’s Nate Ramsey on his way to a 10-2

major decision in the 138-pound championship match

at the Class 3A Lockport Regional on Saturday, Feb. 8.

JULIE MCMANN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

standings with 158 points,

finishing behind host

Lockport.

Lincoln-Way East

(124.5), Andrew (114.5),

Homewood-Flossmoor

(97), Providence (86),

Lincoln-Way Central (84),

Marian Catholic (53) and

Bloom (25) rounded out

the field.

Geigner (36-5), ranked

No. 6 at 160 by the Illinois

Wrestling Coaches and Officials

Association, pinned

Bloom’s Kenyan Grady

and beat Lockport’s Kyle

Boone 4-1 to advance to

the finals.

“Most of the guys I

wrestled today, I’ve faced

before, so I knew their

styles and stuff,” Geigner

said. “I was ready to go.”

Estrada (37-1), ranked

No. 5, rolled to the title at

138. He pinned Lincoln-

Way Central’s Justin Brauer

in the semifinals and

won a 10-2 major decision

over Lockport’s Nate

Ramsey in the finals.

“With regionals, it’s the

same mentality as always

to just go out there and

push the pace, but it’s way

more exciting than normal,”

Estrada said. “State

is one less week away

now.”

Estrada, a junior, has

placed an emphasis on defense

as he looks to make

a run at the state podium,

and his opponents have

not scored on him much

of late.

“It feels good because

I’ve been working on it

so much, and now seeing

the results, it feels good

knowing the work is paying

off.”

Pfeifer (33-6), ranked

No. 7, pinned both his opponents

at 152, including

Joe Oster in the finals.

“It wasn’t quick

enough,” Pfeifer said of

his championship pin. “I

wish it was quicker, but I

got there.

“I realize I can’t play

around at this point. I need

to solidify my spot.”

The Warriors advanced

seven wrestlers to the

Quincy Sectional, which is

set for Saturday, Feb. 15.

One of West’s biggest

surprises was freshman

Tyler Mansker, who entered

the tournament with

a 7-10 record and was unseeded

at 113.

Mansker upset secondseeded

Connor Koehler

of Lincoln-Way East 4-1

in the opening round then

pinned third-seeded Zamyr

McGee-Bohannon of

H-F in the semifinals before

falling to top-seeded

and fourth-ranked Kaleb

Thompson in the finals.

Also advancing for the

Warriors were Garrett

Geigner (2nd, 145), Jake

Simon (3rd, 126) and Griffin

Ketelaar (3rd, 285).

Pfeifer, a senior, is ready

for a challenge in Quincy.

Sixth-ranked James Pierandozzi

of Plainfield

South is among his top

competition there.

“[The sectional] is going

to be tough,” Pfeifer

said. “I have a lot of people

with the same type of

skill as me. It’s going to

take a good week of practice.

Coach [Brian] Glynn

is going to be pushing me,

making sure I have my

conditioning down and

I’m ready to compete.”

Other champions included

Andrew’s Trevor

Silzer (106), Nick Barberi

(170) and Gus Salah (220),

Marian Catholic’s Vincent

Robinson (120) and Kendall

Norfleet (145), H-F’s

Haku Watson-Castro (182)

and Brian Smith (285),

and Lincoln-Way East’s

Jake LaMonto (195).

Smith had the day’s

biggest upset, stunningly

pinning top-ranked Ryan

Boersma of Providence in

just 26 seconds, handing

Boersma (37-2) his first

loss against in-state competition.

Boersma, nonetheless,

was one of five Celtics to

advance to the sectional,

along with Billy Meiszner

(2nd, 106), Kevin Countryman

(3rd, 145), Jack

Bruno (3rd, 152) and Liam

McDermott (3rd, 182).

Lincoln-Way Central

will send a pair of wrestlers

to the sectional. Andrew

Hesse was the runner-up at

182, and Joey Malito finished

third at 106.

Malito (34-12), a sophomore,

beat Lockport’s

Ryan Oster 6-2 in a mustwin

third-place match to

keep his season alive.

Hesse (26-20), a junior,

pinned Bloom’s Kendall

Bradford in the first round

and snuck by Lockport’s

Mike Kinney 10-8 in the

semifinals to seal his trip

to Quincy.

He fell 7-1 to H-F’s

Haku Watson-Castro in the

finals.

“I wish I could go back

to that match and re-trace

everything I did and do

a lot better,” Hesse said.

“But I get to go to sectionals

either way, so that was

the big goal.”

This Week In

KNIGHTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 13 – hosts LW West,

6:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 17 – at Southland

Prep, 6 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 17-19 – IHSA Class

4A regional, TBA

GIRLS BOWLING

■Feb. ■ 15 – IHSA East

Moline United Sectional at

Highland Park Bowl, Moline,

9 a.m.

WRESTLING

■Feb. ■ 14-15 – IHSA Class

3A Quincy Sectional, TBA

WARRIORS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 13 – at LW Central,

6:30 p.m.

■Feb. ■ 16 – at Evergreen

Park, Noon

■Feb. ■ 18 – hosts Stagg,

6:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 13 – hosts Stagg,

6:30 p.m

■Feb. ■ 17-19 – IHSA Class

4A regional, TBA

GIRLS BOWLING

■Feb. ■ 15 – IHSA East

Moline United Sectional at

Highland Park Bowl, Moline,

9 a.m.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK AND

FIELD

■Feb. ■ 15 – Lonnell Poole

Invite at Bloom, 9 a.m.

WRESTLING

■Feb. ■ 14-15 – IHSA Class

3A Quincy Sectional, TBA

CELTICS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 14 – at Loyola, 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 13 – hosts Marian

Catholic, 7 p.m

■Feb. ■ 17-19 – IHSA Class

3A regional, TBA

GIRLS BOWLING

■Feb. ■ 15 – IHSA East

Moline United Sectional at

Highland Park Bowl, Moline,

9 a.m.

HOCKEY

■Feb. ■ 13 – Kennedy Cup

semifinals vs. St. Rita at

Southwest Ice Arena, 8 p.m.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK AND

FIELD

■Feb. ■ 15 – Lonnell Poole

Invite at Bloom, 9 a.m.

WRESTLING

■Feb. ■ 14-15 – IHSA Class

3A Quincy Sectional, TBA


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fastbreak

steve millar/22nd century

media

1st and 3

THREE notes on a

difficult playoff

path for lw west

girls basketball

1. On the road

West is in the

Normal Regional

and Pekin

Sectional. If the

Warriors make

state, Taylor

Gugliuzza (above)

and company will

play five games

in Bloomington/

Normal and two in

Pekin.

2. Tough competition

West, ranked No.

4 by the AP, and

No. 2 Edwardsville

could meet in a

sectional final.

3. Trial run

West commuted

back and forth

for games at

the State Farm

Holiday Classic

in Bloomington/

Normal after

Christmas.

Girls Basketball roundup

LoConte hits 1,000 career points as Knights win twice

LW West drops

heartbreaker to

Montini

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Regan LoConte’s

1,000th career point at Lincoln-Way

Central came on

the first of two free throws.

So, it’s no surprise that she

was quickly at 1,001.

LoConte, a senior guard,

hit the milestone during a

65-38 win over Hillcrest

on Feb. 4. She scored 20

points in the victory.

“It was a good feeling,”

LoConte said. “It shows

how all my hard work has

paid off.”

LoConte was happy to

share the moment with her

teammates and family.

“I looked over to family

and they were all super

excited,” she said. “My

teammates were all holding

up signs for me. I saw

all the support I had, and

that made me feel good.

“In that moment, you’re

just like, ‘Wow, this could

actually happen.’ It’s a

great feeling.”

Junior guard Colleen

Erdman added 14 points in

the win.

The Knights followed

that up with a 47-27 South-

West Suburban Red win

over Andrew on Thursday,

Feb. 6, in New Lenox.

Central celebrated Senior

Night for LoConte, Theresa

Snaidauf and Abbey Ward.

Ward has been out all season

with an injury, but was

put in the starting lineup so

she could take the court one

last time. She was replaced

by Megan Hutchinson immediately

following the

tipoff.

“Abbey Ward showed

a lot of character to still

want to be a part of it and

help us out,” Central coach

Dave Campanile said. “We

really wanted to do that for

her. It was a nice moment.”

LoConte poured in 17

points in her final home

game, knocking down five

3-pointers.

“It was emotional,” she

said. “I know I’m going

to miss my teammates and

playing here as a Knight.

I’m glad I got to finish

the season with my best

friend, Theresa. My teammates

have been supportive

through everything.”

Snaidauf also got in on

the scoring with a fourthquarter

basket.

“It was a great last hurrah,”

she said. “I couldn’t

imagine not doing this my

past four years at Central.

It’s been a very meaningful

experience.

“I made one of my best

friends, Regan LoConte,

and I found out what it really

takes to be an athlete

at Central.”

Sophomore guard Sydney

Gehrke added seven

points for the Knights (17-

12, 5-2). Hutchinson and

Haley Stoklosa chipped in

Lincoln-Way Central senior guard Regan LoConte drives to the basket during the

Knights’ 47-27 win over Andrew on Thursday, Feb. 6, in New Lenox. LoConte recently

surpassed 1,000 career points. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

six points each.

The Knights were set to

close the regular season

with a game at Stagg on

Tuesday, Feb. 11. They are

the No. 7 seed in the Class

4A Stagg Sectional.

West drops classic battle

with Montini

Four days after rolling

past one of the state’s

top teams in Evanston,

Lincoln-Way West nearly

knocked off another.

The Warriors fell in

a 50-48 heartbreaker at

Montini on Feb. 5.

Montini’s Taylor

Charles hit a 3-pointer at

the buzzer to lift the Broncos

(26-4) to the win and

snap a 10-game winning

streak for West (24-3).

Montini entered ranked

No. 2 in the state in the

Class 3A Associated Press

poll, while the Warriors

were No. 4 in the 4A poll.

Taylor Gugliuzza led the

Warriors with 18 points.

Bri Wooldridge added 11

and Ava Gugliuzza had

nine.

West led 45-39 with just

over five minutes left before

Montini went on a 7-0

run to take the lead. Sydney

Swanberg answered

with a big 3-pointer to put

the Warriors back in front

48-46 with four minutes to

go, but West did not score

again.

“We were in the game

the whole time and we

were above them,” Taylor

Gugliuzza said. “We just

needed to close it out.

“Montini has always

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been a great team. Knowing

we were up almost the

whole game shows that

we can be better than any

other team.”

The Warriors are the top

seed in their subsectional

of the Pekin Sectional and

will take on East Moline

United in a Normal Regional

semifinal Tuesday,

Feb. 18.

If West makes it to state,

it will play five games in

Bloomington/Normal and

two in Pekin.

Providence hits 22 wins

Providence improved to

22-7 with a 36-29 win over

Joliet Catholic on Feb. 3.

Ashley Raymer scored 15

points, and Lauren Knight

chipped in eight.

LISTEN UP

“I’m really excited to get to experience this again. Just the last two days at

state were great.”

Erica Johnson – LW West cheerleader, on the team’s seventh-place

finish in the large school division at the state meet

what2watch

Girls Basketball, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18

IHSA Class 4A Bloom Regional semifinal

• Seventh-seeded LW Central takes on the host

and No. 10 seed Blazing Trojans in the Knights’

playoff opener.

Index

38 – 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 13, 2020

SEVENTH HEAVEN,

PART ONE Lincoln-

Way gymnasts win

seventh straight regional

title, Page 37

SEVENTH HEAVEN,

PART TWO

LW West cheerleaders

finish seventh in the state,

Page 36

LEFT: Lincoln-

Way West’s

Javen Estrada

(right) won

the 138-pound

Lockport

Regional

championship.

Lincoln-Way West’s Payton Geigner (left) pinned Homewood-

Flossmoor’s Stacey Terry to win the 160-pound championship at

the Class 3A Lockport Regional on Saturday, Feb. 8.

LW West wrestlers Geigner, Estrada, Pfeifer win

regional championships, Page 38

ABOVE: Lincoln-

Way West’s

Brock Pfeifer pins

Lockport’s Joe

Oster to win the

152-pound title

at the Lockport

Regional. PHOTOS BY

JULIE MCMANN/22ND

CENTURY MEDIA

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