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Arrowhead

Ales and

Fleckenstein’s

Bakery

collaborate for

second round

of paczkiinspired

beer,

Page 4

Arrowhead owner

Mike Bacon measures

the sugar content of

the boil wort during

the brew process for

“Reveler.” Photos by

sean Hastings/22nd

Century Media

INSET: Ray

Fleckenstein poses for

a photo in the bakery’s

Mokena location.

Animal

fundraiser

A New Lenox boy is

collecting donations

to benefit Australian

Wildfire relief, Page 3

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the ride

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Thursday

DIY Hot Chocolate

5-7 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 27, 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.

Free Naloxone Training

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 27, New Lenox Village

Hall, 1 Veterans

Parkway. The New Lenox

Safe Communities America

Coalition in partnership

with the Will County

Executive’s Office, is offering

the training. Dr.

Kathleen Burke, Director

of Will County Office of

Substance Use Initiatives,

will be the instructor for

this class. Dr. Burke will

also provide everyone in

attendance with a Narcan

Nasal Spray Kit, upon

completion of the training.

Registration is being

handled through Eventbrite

at eventbrite.com/e/

narcan-naloxone-freetraining-and-nasal-spraytickets-88558054525.

For additional questions,

contact Daniel Martin,

Safe Community Coordinator,

Village of New

Lenox, at dmartin@new

lenox.net or (815) 462-

6493.

Monday

Author Book Signing: J.J.P.

Talonskei: Weltheron - The

Winter Destiny

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Monday, March 2, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway. Meet

J.J.P. Talonskei as he signs

books at the library.

Tuesday

Canine Health &

Heartworm Clinic

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday,

March 3, Francis Field

Youth Foundation Building,

801 E. Francis Road,

New Lenox. Heartworm

testing $25 (Heartworm

medications are available

for dogs tested), Bordatella

($20), Distemper/Parvo/

Lepto ($20), 1 year Rabies

($15), 3 year Rabies ($30),

Microchip ($25), and Nail

Trims ($10). Contact Lynn

Heidinger at (708) 805-

8415 or email goldenhse@

aol.com for more information.

You must have an appointment,

no walk-ins.

UPCOMING

MOMS Club Meeting

10 a.m. Friday, March

6, New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway.

We will be doing a

fun craft with the kids.

Reena from Counseling

Works will be coming in to

speak to us. A fun way to

meet other moms and for

the kids to play. All ages,

free admission and visitors

are welcome. Visit Mom

sClubNewLenox.com or

momsclub.org or contact

momsclubnewlenox@ya

hoo.com for more information.

Wounded Warriors in

Action Luncheon

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday,

March 14, Thomas E.

Hartung American Legion

Post 1977, 14414 Ford

Drive. It is the Posts’ 12th

annual luncheon fundrasier

to benefit the Wounded

Warriors in Action Foundation.

Tickets are $20

at the door. Purple Heart

recipients are free to enter.

There will be different

raffles and a guest speaker

from the WWIAF.

Flashlight Clover Hunt

7:15 p.m., Friday, March

13, for ages 3-5, and 7:30

p.m., Friday March, 13, for

ages 6-11, Nelson Prairie

Park, 2366 Nelson Road.

Those silly Leprechauns

left behind hundreds of

clovers to find. Join the

park district and help find

the clovers. There may

even be a few speciallymarked

clovers for a prize.

Dress for the weather as

this is an outdoor event

and be sure to bring something

to hold all of your

collected clovers. No restroom

facilities available.

Hunts begin promptly

at their scheduled times.

Sponsored by Rocky Dellamano,

Country Financial.

No registration is required

for this event.

ForeverU Gala

6-11 p.m. March 14,

Tuscany Falls Banquets,

9425 W. 191st Street,

Mokena. ForeverU is a

501(c)(3) youth development

organization that

will be hosting its second

Annual Gala as an effort

to open a community

empowerment center in

New Lenox. Gather your

friends and coworkers for

this fun night out and help

support local youth. Attendees

can expect food

and drinks, silent auction

and raffles, and live entertainment

and dancing.

Find event details and

register at foreverumove

ment.org/gala.

ONGOING

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.

LWABWO Meetings

6-8 p.m. Tuesday,

March 10, Gatto’s Restaurant,

1938 E. Lincoln

Highway. Meetings run

September-June. 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.

Open Mic/Live Music at

Arrowhead Ales

8-10 p.m. Wednesdays,

Arrowhead Ales Brewing

Company, 2101 Calistoga

Drive. The first Wednesday

of each month will

be open mic hosted by

Cheryl Rodey. Every other

Wednesday will feature

live music from Cheryl.

Chess Club

10 a.m. Thursdays, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway. Group

meets until after noon.

Open to anyone, from

beginner to master, who

enjoys playing chess. For

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more information, call

(815) 485-7425.

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.

Karaoke

7:30 p.m.-midnight, every

Friday, New Lenox

American Legion, 14414

West Ford Drive. Karaoke

with Chad every Friday.

Come sing the night away.

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

more information, email

jrselbor@gmail.com.


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New Lenox boy raising money

for Australian Wildfire relief

Erin Redmond

Freelance Reporter

Walking into Harrison

Barker’s bedroom is like

stepping into a jungle —

but not in the way most

7-year-old’s rooms are.

The New Lenox boy is

the definition of an animal

enthusiast. His room even

has its own “zoo” — a

wooden replica of a zoo’s

exhibit cages — filled to

the brim with stuffed animals.

He almost exclusively

sports animal shirts and

PJs and his obsession has

taken to other parts of his

house as well.

So when Harrison heard

about the Australian Wildfires

and how it’s affecting

the animals there, he knew

he had to help.

The soon-to-be 8-yearold

set a goal of raising

$600 by his birthday on

March 16 to donate to relief

efforts of Australian Wildlife.

As of Feb. 24, he had

already raised $706.22.

“I think he is the biggest

animal enthusiast I think

I’ve ever met,” said Rebecca

Barker, Harrison’s mother.

“When he learned about

[the Australian wildfires]

from a friend at school and

the koalas were going to

be possibly extinct, he got

kind of upset. But then,

he got kind of encouraged

and said ‘well, how can I

help?’”

After a little internet research,

Rebecca found a

program called Visionary

Wildlife Warriors, which

works in conjunction with

the Australia Zoo Wildlife

Warriors and the family of

the late Steve Irwin to help

children, ages 4-17, learn

more about animals and

raise awareness and funds

to help them.

Harrison Barker works hard to mail out personally

drawn thank you messages to those who have donated

toward his goal. Photo Submitted

Harrison and his mom

put together his fundraising

website and he came

up with the idea to draw a

picture for every donor as

an incentive and thank you.

“[I draw] all kinds of

different animals,” Harrison

said. “Sometimes I’ll

have time to make pop-ups

[pictures] for everybody...

they’re pretty colorful. [I

draw] all of kinds of Australian

animals, like a dingo,

kangaroo, a koala — all

kinds of animals — even

parakeets.”

Harrison enlisted the

help of his parents to help

spread the word about his

fundraiser via social media.

The Barkers reached out to

their friends and families

and even went door-to-door

to some of Harrison’s favorite

local businesses, too.

New Lenox businesses

such as Chicago Dough Co.

and Raffy’s Candy Store as

well as Frankfort’s Sweetfrog

and Buzzes and Bee

Hives — just to name a few

— have all helped Harrison

pursue his goal.

“We’re really grateful

to the local businesses for

coming through and supporting

him,” Rebecca said.

“They all got their own personal

picture in the mail recently.”

The Tyler School student

is no stranger to philanthropy.

He has seen his

fair share of fundraisers

at school and is a member

of Brookfield Zoo, which

Rebecca said their family

donates to often. The Barkers

are also supporters of

Lincoln Park Zoo and the

World Wildlife Foundation.

Harrison said his favorite

animal is a tiger and he

hopes to own his own zoo

— which he’ll name Play

Park Zoo — one day.

For now, Harrison is focused

on not just reaching,

but now exceeding his goal

so he can help as many

animals in Australia as possible.

“I’m sure once we smash

our goal, we might be

working with this organization

to do even more,” Rebecca

said. “What’s great

about today’s day and age

is the internet helps you

find organizations to work

with.”

To donate to Harrion’s

fundraiser, visit vww2020.

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Arrowhead Ales, Fleckenstein’s collaborate for paczki beer again

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Sean Hastings, Editor

After last year’s turnout for the

debut of “Reveler,” the paczkiinspired

stout, it was a no-brainer

that Arrowhead and Fleckenstein’s

would team up again and

bring it back.

Arrowhead Ales and Fleckenstein’s

Bakery collaborated in

2019 to make two variants of the

stout: strawberry, and chocolate

Bavarian cream.

“We talked about it, the fact

that we would revisit this, and

with how much fun we had last

year, it just made sense to do it

again,” Arrowhead owner Mike

Bacon said. “It seemed like the

response was positive with everybody

in town and we all like to

have a good time.”

A release party is slated for 11

a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Arrowhead

Ales, 2101 Calistoga Drive

in New Lenox. A “Reveler” is a

person who likes to have a good

time in a loud manner.

“It made sense to throw a

party and make a beer with our

friends at Fleckenstein’s down

the street,” Bacon said.

Arrowhead is bringing back the

chocolate Bavarian cream version

and debuting a banana split

variant. Fleckenstein’s had not

made the banana split paczki in

three years.

“I saw the banana split on the

menu and he said they hadn’t

made it in a while,” Bacon said.

“I asked if he would consider

redoing that one so we can pair

the beer with it and he said ‘absolutely.’”

Arrowhead will also tap a limited

amount of the strawberry

variant at 1 p.m. the day of the release.

The chocolate and banana

split variants will be available on

tap and in 16-ounce canned two

packs ($17, 10.2 percent ABV).

The first 100-150 drafts bought

will be paired with a paczki.

Bacon is excited for the banana

split to release, especially

after Fleckenstein’s brought the

doughnuts back.

Arrowhead owner Mike Bacon (left) and assistant brewer Drew Decker pose for a photo holding a

banana split paczki and an Arrowhead stout. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

Pictured are Fleckenstein’s banana split paczki doughnuts.

“The biggest thing that stands

out about that beer compared

to others is all the stuff that’s in

it,” Bacon said. “We’re playing

with bananas, we’re playing with

strawberries, we’re playing with

nuts, we’re playing with chocolate

and trying to have an equal

balance of all that to pull off the

banana split flavor effect in a big,

strong stout.”

Because a product used to

make the beer is produced in the

same factory that produces nut

products, Bacon advises against

drinking it if one has a nut allergy.

Fleckenstein’s owner Ray

Fleckenstein, and Bacon play

two completely different games

— doughnuts and beer — but the

two pull it off. Though the two

are familiar with long lines in

waiting for their products. Paczki

day was Feb. 25, and last year,

Fleckenstein’s sold 17,400 paczkis

between the two stores.

“I think it is a really cool

thing,” Fleckenstein said. “I was

[at Arrowhead] last year to see

that many people lined up ahead

for it. They’re all connoisseurs,

giving him comments on it. It was

a really interesting thing like that

for me to see because I haven’t

seen anything like that before.

I remember at the end, he asked

‘are we doing this again next

year?’ I said, ‘yeah, we’ll do it.’”

The collaboration started because

of an “out of the blue” email

from Bacon to Fleckenstein. The

two met and Fleckenstein hopped

on board and “the rest is history.”

“I said ‘what the heck, let’s

give it a try and see how it turns

out,’” Fleckenstein said.

“I love the fact that we’re teaming

up with local businesses that

are completely different from

what we do,” Bacon added.

“With Fleckenstein’s, being that

they opened in New Lenox, and

this paczki idea, they do really,

really well with paczki sales.”

While the two make and sell

different products, both need to

find the same level of creativity.

Keeping the collaboration local,

is something both Bacon and

Fleckenstein are proud of.

“We did this to express creatively

what we set out to do,”

Bacon said, adding that he knew

when he opened Arrowhead that

opportunities like this would be

possible, he just had to find the

right people.

The release party on Saturday

will also feature a classic New

Orleans menu with live music

from musician Joey Kar from

noon-2:30 p.m.

Bacon calls the whole experience

gratifying and that it is reassuring

to see that people are on

board with the local team up of

people to do something outside

the box.

“Between beers and paczkis,

and food and music, we’re just

going to ride the day out and see

where it takes us,” Bacon said.


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New Lenox School D122 Board of Education

New administrators introduced

Derek Swanson

Freelance Reporter

Two new administrators

who will begin their

new roles for the 2020-21

school year were introduced

and voted in by the

school board at its Feb. 18

meeting.

Nelson Campus will

have a new assistant principal

in Kathie Fiorillo,

who currently teaches fifth

grade at Nelson Ridge and

has worked in the district

for 15 years. Fiorillo has

served on numerous committees

and has recently

completed specialized

trainings in gifted education,

IXL training, SEL,

along with being recognized

as a Level Three

Google Certified Educator.

“I’ve always reaped the

benefits of what this staff

(at Nelson Ridge) does,”

Fiorillo said. “It will be

so exciting to see the kids

grow by working through

I can




both campuses.”

Fiorillo is most looking

forward to meeting every

student at the Nelson Campus

and building relationships

with staff, students

and parents.

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Other items discussed at the D122 board meeting

Feb. 18

• Kindergarten Information Night for the district

will be held at Spencer Train Kindergarten Center,

1701 S. Spencer Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 27.

• The board approved a resolution to oppose

Daylight Savings Time legislation that is being

debated by the State Senate. The board will send

a letter requesting that the Senate not pass the

legislation because of bus scheduling issues that

would force young children to wait for busses

before the sun rises.

• The board approved a bid for Nedrow Decorating

Inc. to paint the classrooms, hallways, classrooms

and gymnasiums of Nelson Ridge and Nelson

Prairie during the summer of 2020. The bid was

approved at $163,350.

spent this school year

working as a lead social

worker for D122 in the

REACH program, will

start next year as the assistant

director of special education

II. After beginning

her career in community

mental health, working

with adolescents, she transitioned

into school social

work in 2009 and served

four years as principal of

the Mackay Education

Center.

Shifting back into an

administrative role will be

a natural fit for Goulet as

she is already familiar with

the special education work

that the district prioritizes.

“I’m so excited to continue

the already amazing

special ed work that the

schools continue,” said

Goulet. “It allows me to

work with even more families

in the whole district.”

Please see D122, 11

Lincoln-Way Community High School D210 Board of Education

National Merit Scholars recognized

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

The Knights of the

Round Table room at Lincoln-Way

Central High

School was packed with

students and their beaming

families and friends during

Lincoln-Way Community

High School D210’s Board

of Education meeting

Thursday, Feb. 20.

That is because the board

recognized the nearly 50

National Merit Scholars

from across the district's

three schools.

Of the 49 who have been

designated National Merit

Scholars, approximately 30

showed up to the meeting

to be recognized publicly

and receive certificates acknowledging

their accomplishment.

As students’ names were

called, it was announced

which colleges or universities

they plan to attend and

what they would be majoring

in.

The National Merit

National Merit

Scholars

Lincoln-Way Central

National Merit

Commended Students

Rachel Baumgartner,

Isabel Braico, Jordan

Carter, Rebecca Hedges,

Mackenzie Jarchow, Natasha

Jarchow, Ella Kalchbrenner,

Jared Kreis,

Tyler Quigley, Helen

Rohn and Cameron Schiller.

Lincoln-Way Central

National Merit Finalists

George Burchfield and

Chelsea Verheyen.

Lincoln-Way East National

Scholarship program this

year had approximately

50,000 students with the

highest SAT scores were

recognized out of roughly

1.6 million who took the

SATs. Of those 50,000,

only two-thirds received

letters of commendation,

and only one-third moved

on as semi-finalists.

“This is quite an accomplishment,”

said Lincoln-

Way Central PPS Director

Michelle Newswander. “To

the parents: Thank you for

giving your children the

support needed to develop

confidence to excel academically

and prove they

can compete on the national

level. Students: We

hope you know how proud

we are of each of you. You

are to be commended and

congratulated for your academic

efforts and achievements.

We offer you our

best wishes and hope that

being recognized by the

National Merit program

will broaden your horizons

and encourage you to

Merit Commended

Students

Brooke Anderson, Melissa

Bauer, Stephanie

Brzeczek, Elizabeth Co,

Sara Cooley, Ella Eames,

Nicholas Everhart, Jacob

Falejczyk, Jack Heller,

Alexander Jansen, Rebekah

Krooswyk, Jake

Leonard, Jocelyn Loundsbury,

Michael Nacik, Aria

Puri, Ethan Rasmussen,

Mason Rhode and Mark

Spizzirri.

Lincoln-Way East National

Merit Finalists

Alexander Desjardins,

Jacob Kamper, Kira Martin,

Abigail McCreary and

Garrett Peterson.

develop your potential to

move forward.”

Casting votes for fishing

Board members voted

5-0 to approve an additional

activity account in the

district's student activities

account for Lincoln-Way

Central’s Anglers Club.

Board Vice President Aaron

Janik and Board Member

Christopher Lucchetti

were absent.

The Anglers Club is a

gathering of students who

are interested in learning

about fishing and competing

in bass fishing tournaments,

including IHSA

State tournaments. The

funds in the account will

pay for tournament entry

fees, boat launch fees,

website registration fees,

fuel and travel expenses

for the volunteer coaches,

IHSA jerseys, group fishing

equipment, fundraising,

and various other supplies

and incidentals, according

to a district document.

Lincoln-Way West

National Merit

Commended Students

Emma Creech, Ellie

DeGroot, Allison Hullinger,

Alayna McDermott,

Corina McDermott,

Timothy Meskin, Ava Peruski

and Patrick Szubryt.

Lincoln-Way West

National Merit Finalists

Steven Beallis, Emma

Huelsmann and Madeline

McDermott.

Lincoln-Way West

National Hispanic

Recognition Program

Isabel Tucket and Luis

Villegas.


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Congressional District 3 Democrats (4 for 1 nomination)

Rush Darwish

Age: 42

Residence: Palos

Hills

Occupation:

Darwish

Small business

owner

Prior political experience:

Executive

Board of AMVOTE PAC;

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s

Transition Committee for Transportation

and Infrastructure

Why are you running for U.S.

Congress in the 3rd District of

Illinois?

I am running because I believe

that it is time for a middle-class

person to represent

the middle class. I’m a small

business owner and community

activist who has lived in Chicagoland

for almost my whole life

and in the 3rd District for more

than 15 years. I’m also a humanitarian

and not a politician,

and I believe that it is time for

our elected officials to take a

more humanitarian approach to

our politics.

What makes you the best

candidate for this position?

I believe that my experience

understanding the struggles

that everyday Americans go

through puts me in a position

to best represent the people of

the 3rd District. I grew up in a

working-class immigrant family,

so I understand what it is

like to struggle to make ends

meet. As a small business-owner

and community activist, I know

that too many of my neighbors

and friends are having a hard

time keeping up with the cost of

healthcare or finding a job that

pays them a real living wage.

This is the understanding I

will bring to Congress. I’m a

humanitarian, not a politician. I

understand these issues because

I’m a middle-class American.

We need one of us in Congress.

What are the Top 3 issues you

see facing the district, and what

would you do to solve them?

The first is healthcare. I believe

that we need to treat healthcare

as a human right so that all

people, no matter their income,

can get the care they need. At the

same time, I do not believe that

the government should be in the

business of telling families that

they cannot have a choice when

it comes to their healthcare. I

believe in Medicare for all who

want it, so that all Americans

have access to healthcare and

have a choice when it comes to

which plan they choose.

We also need better access to

jobs here in the 3rd District. Too

many district residents — and

too many Americans across the

country — are stuck in a cycle

of low-wage work that does not

provide a pathway to the middle

class and to financial security. If

elected, I will work to start an

Economic Development Center

of the 3rd District, which I’m

calling EDC3 for short, to bring

together unions, small business

and other stakeholders together

to get 3rd District residents into

jobs that pay $20 per hour and

up. This would help spur wage

growth in the district and make

families more financially secure.

Finally, I believe that we

need to provide a pathway to

citizenship for all immigrants.

My parents, like many families

across the 3rd District, came to

this country looking for better

opportunities. While we struggled

when I was growing up,

my parents managed to become

citizens and build a successful

small business. I understand

that the American Dream cuts

across countries and continents,

and I want to be able to provide

the opportunity for every family

that has come here to pursue it

like my family did. We need to

ensure that all immigrants that

are already here can be put on a

path to citizenship.

Charles M.

Hughes

Age: 55

Residence: Chicago

Occupation:

IBEW Local 19

with Nicor Gas Hughes

Prior political

experience: Precinct captain

for [Rep.] Bill Lipinski; led “get

out the vote” outreach efforts;

distributed campaign literature

and addressed voters’ concerns.

Why are you running for U.S.

Congress in the 3rd District of

Illinois?

Charles M. Hughes is running

for Congress to find workable

solutions to the issues important

to the community. He intends to

bring a fresh voice and perspective

to the district and encourage

transparent, accessible and

citizen-focused government.

It’s the strong sense of community

that will fuel Hughes

to work every day to make our

neighborhoods better, safer and

stronger.

What makes you the best

candidate for this position?

As Congressman, Charles M.

Hughes intends to:

• Introduce new student loan

reforms

• Boost military and veteran

mental health resources

• Introduce immigration reform

legislation

• Support tax reform

• Expand healthcare insurance

plan options

• Support women’s right to

choose

• Back union workers

• Establish fiscally sound and

responsible budgets

• Ensure job creation and fulfillment

• Create additional company

retirement savings contributions

• Encourage transparent, accessible

and citizen-focused

government

Hughes will increase federal

funds that flow into communities

to help fight crime and keep

neighborhoods safe and strong.

As a pro-choice advocate,

Hughes will work to maintain

aid to Israel, improve the readiness

of the U.S. military, support

DACA and look for the

more than 800,000 Dreamers to

continue to live, work and improve

the nation.

What are the Top 3 issues you

see facing the district, and what

would you do to solve them?

1. Affordable health insurance

Charles M. Hughes will expand

health insurance options

to allow Americans to enjoy the

gold standard of plans. Similar

to the elite in Washington, D.C.,

Hughes will ensure that Americans

have choices of health insurance

plans that meet their

family’s needs.

2. The burden of student

loans

As Congressman, Charles M.

Hughes will work to pass bill to

end all interest rates on student

loans incurred through two- and

four-year universities, technical

and vocations schools.

3. Inadequate retirement

savings

Charles M. Hughes will

mandate that all American

companies will be required to

increase their retirement savings

contributions by 5 percent.

Additionally, Hughes will allow

for increased IRA contribution

maximums.

Daniel Lipinski

Age: 53

Residence: Western

Springs

Occupation:

U.S. Congressman,

3rd District

Prior political

experience:

Lipinski

8-term U.S. Congressman

Why are you seeking

re-election as a U.S.

Congressman in the 3rd

District of Illinois?

Throughout my service in

Congress, I have established a

strong record of policy accomplishments

that have helped

create jobs, expand access to

affordable healthcare, address

climate change, improve roads

and public transit and bolster

education. I am seeking reelection

as Congressman for the

3rd District because I remain

passionately committed to

achieving commonsense solutions

to problems faced by my

constituents and our nation,

and I have a track record of being

able to get things done.

What makes you the best

candidate for this position?

I am a problem solver who

brings people together to develop

commonsense solutions

to the problems facing my

constituents, enabling me to

deliver results. I’m not afraid

to roll up my sleeves and work

with others, regardless of party

or ideology, and get things

done.

Much of the disastrous gridlock

in our country can be attributed

to a hyper-partisan

system that punishes bipartisan

cooperation and a national

political system that rewards

extremism over workable

compromise solutions. My

opponents make grand promises

about fixing our healthcare

system or addressing climate

change without being honest

about the costs, the risks or the

actual details. I work collaboratively

with elected officials

at all levels, as well as local

organizations and community

members to best serve my constituents.

What are the Top 3 issues you

see facing the district, and

Please see lipinski, 9


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Congressional District 3 Democrats (4 for 1 nomination)

Marie Newman

Age: 55

Residence: La

Grange

Occupation:

Former consulting

firm owner,

senior marketing Newman

leader, national

nonprofit leader, author and

spokesperson for Moms Demand

Action Illinois.

Prior political experience:

Previous candidate for Congress

in Illinois’ 3rd District;

former spokeswoman for Moms

Demand Action Illinois.

Why are you running for U.S.

Congress in the 3rd District of

Illinois?

Since January, our campaign

has hosted over 280 public meet

and greets with voters across

the district. In all of these conversations,

what becomes clear

is that our community does not

feel represented in Washington.

I am running for Congress because

I believe that we need to

deliver new representation to

the voices in our community

that have long been ignored. I

am running for Congress to help

build an economy that works for

everyone and to build bridges in

all communities in Illinois’ 3rd

District.

What makes you the best

candidate for this position?

I believe that my experience,

both personal and professional,

make me the best candidate for

this position. My background is

a robust intersection of business

leadership, nonprofit leadership,

community and legislative advocacy,

and a whole lot of luck.

I scrubbed floors to pay my way

through college and have lived

through the experience of going

without health insurance, and

picking and choosing which

bills to pay and which to kick

down the road. I have been fortunate

enough to work my way

out of this struggle, but not everybody

has the same luck that

I did. It shouldn’t come down to

luck. Everyone should have access

to the support systems that

I did. And that’s why I am running

for Congress, to help build

an economy that works for all

of us.

What are the Top 3 issues you

see facing the district, and what

would you do to solve them?

1. The greatest issue we

face is the cost, lack of choice,

onerous restrictions and neverending

struggle for Americans

to access healthcare. I believe

healthcare is a right, not a privilege,

and I believe that a tried

and true healthcare model like

Medicare for All will be the

most practical solution. We can

take a working program and

improve it with hearing, dental,

vision and long-term care, and

then methodically roll out to everyone

over time.

2. Right now, far too many

Americans are working two and

three jobs to cover all of their

expenses. There is a growing

income divide in our country

that needs to be addressed. We

need practical solutions that

will make life easier for all of

us, such as a livable wage, paid

family leave, more affordable

pharmaceutical drugs, universal

childcare, more affordable

pathways to college, the list

goes on.

3. Finally, across this country,

all of our communities are

affected by the crisis of gun

violence. As the former spokesperson

for Moms Demand Action

Illinois, I believe we can

effectively support the Second

Amendment and dramatically

reduce gun violence by fighting

for commonsense solutions like

universal background checks,

red flag laws, an assault weapon

ban, and requiring purchasers

to be trained, certified, and licensed

with insurance.

lipinski

From Page 8

what would you do to

solve them?

Healthcare costs are

soaring, and reform is

desperately needed to

make care more affordable

and accessible for

individuals and working

families. Too often, families

are burdened with

skyrocketing healthcare

bills, which can make it

difficult for them to buy a

house, provide their kids

with a good education or

simply meet everyday expenses.

I remain committed to

working with all of my

colleagues to ensure that

Americans can get the

care they need, without

risking severe financial

hardship or bankruptcy.

My colleagues and I in

the bipartisan House

Problem Solvers Caucus

spent several months deliberating

proposals to

improve the Affordable

Care Act and settled on

a compromise that would

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significantly reduce premiums

for health insurance.

I have worked extensively

since the passage

of the Affordable Care

Act to improve it and to

make insurance through

the exchanges truly affordable.

This past year, I

helped pass the Strengthening

Health Care and

Lowering Prescription

Drug Costs Act, which

helps states set up their

own insurance marketplaces,

expands funding

for marketing and awareness

for the ACA. I also

helped pass the Lower

Drug Costs Now Act to

make prescription drugs

more affordable for working

families and seniors.

Improving local transportation

is also a major

focus as our region is a

transportation hub of the

nation, and we have some

of the country’s worst

congestion on our roads,

rails and airports, which

means lost time with our

families and a less competitive

economy. Over

the years, I have brought

back over $600 million in

funds for local transportation

projects for roads,

bridges, public transit, rail

and bikes/pedestrians.

Another issue we face is

job creation and growing

good-paying jobs in our

district. I have focused

on the revitalization of

American manufacturing

in the district and investing

in research that will

help produce technological

advancement, and prepare

and train our workforce

so that we have the

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‘Stop the Bleed’ teaches life-saving advice in New Lenox

Rochelle McAuliffe

Freelance Reporter

When seconds could

be the difference between

life and death, having the

knowledge and training to

respond and treat injuries

is crucial. Uncontrolled

bleeding is the No. 1 cause

of preventable death from

trauma, and to help its

community fight back, the

Village of New Lenox offered

training to Stop the

Bleed.

The free bleeding-control

class was held Thursday,

Feb. 20, at Village

Hall, where participants

were able to practice with

tourniquets, treat wounds,

then practice applying direct

pressure and packing

on a simulated wound. The

Village offers these types

of trainings as part of its

Safe Community Coalition.

The class was led by

Dr. Thomas Cartolano, a

trauma surgeon at Advocate

Christ Medical Center,

and an adjunct clinical

professor at UIC as well as

an adjunct clinical professor

of surgery at Midwestern.

Cartolano has been

teaching Stop the Bleed,

a bleeding control class

designed by the American

College of Surgeons with

the Safe Community Coalition

in New Lenox for

the past three years, and

as a trauma surgeon, he

knows how precious time

can be.

“Civilians are on scene

faster than any paramedic

or physician,” said Cartolano.

“If they know how

to do this, they can save a

life faster by controlling a

hemorrhage before definitive

care arrives, and that

really helps.”

Mary Spata, a registered

nurse and volunteer with

the New Lenox Community

Emergency Response

Team has helped with

more than a dozen bleeding

control classes over

the last three years, and

also believes that the more

civilians that know how to

use tourniquets and treat

injuries, the more lives

that will be saved.

“If more people knew

how to treat these injuries,

we’d have better luck

getting people to hospitals,”

Spata explained. “So

many people die not being

able to get to a hospital. If

we’re able to teach more

Peggy Mack (left), of Westmont, and Nanci Reiland of

Yorkville (right) practice packing the simulated wounds

as Nick Braasch, of Orland Park, listens to volunteer

Mary Sparta as she explains how to properly give care.

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people how to properly use

tourniquets, we’re going to

be able save more lives.”

Dillon Norton, member

of Boy Scout Troop

444 and the Order of the

Arrow, took the Stop the

Bleed course as an opportunity

to not only grow as

a scout, but to also grow as

a citizen in his community.

As a camp leader at the

local Boy Scout camp as

well as a student at Joliet

Community College, Norton

wants to be prepared.

“The scouts always tell

us is to be prepared, and

people ask us, for what?

And the answer is, for anything.

Today, anything is

possible, and if we’re prepared

for anything, then

we can jump into action

when anything comes,”

Norton said.

Being a prepared community

is essential, and

that’s exactly what New

Lenox is. In 2010, New

Lenox was the ninth community

in the U.S. to be

accredited as “Safe Community”

by the National

Safety Council, a designation

awarded to communities

that demonstrate

leadership in promoting

safety, reducing injuries,

and preparing their citizens

for natural and manmade

disasters.

Since then, the Safe

Community Coalition has

helped to identify injury

prevention priorities, promote

safety and preparedness

activities, and assess

these efforts within the

community. The coalition

consists of more than 40

groups of the New Lenox

community, including

schools, the Chamber of

Commerce, police and fire

departments, and more.

Within the coalition,

specific suicide prevention,

substance abuse,

emergency preparedness,

motor vehicle and traffic

safety, and older adult falls

task groups were created

to address specific needs

in the community.

The Stop the Bleed

classes have educated

more than 500 people

across the community

throughout the last three

years, helping to expand

the reach of the emergency

preparedness task group.

Thanks to a donation

from a coalition member,

Village Hall is home to a

bleeding control kit, and

the library is expected to

get one soon, too.

According to Daniel

Martin, safe community

coordinator for the village,

it’s the coalition’s vision to

get a bleeding control station

in every public building

in the community, and

make bleeding control

training as common as

CPR training.

“A lot of people think of

this training as something

that you would use during

an active shooter event,

and that’s absolutely true,

but it’s also the training

that you would use when

a child crashes through

the plate glass window at

home and sustains a severe

bleeding injury,” Martin

said. “This is stuff that

anybody can do, and that

anybody can learn, and it’s

not just for big events like

active shooters and bombings.

Anything can happen,

and this training saves

lives.”

For more information

about Stop the Bleed,

visit stopthebleed.org. For

more information about

upcoming New Lenox

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visit them on Facebook at

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FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Tinley-Frankfort girls BSA

troop reflects on first year

as group

On Feb. 5, 2019, that

Boy Scouts Troop 732 had

its first official meeting.

The all girls troop —

which now has seven

Scouts primarily from

Tinley Park and Frankfort

— is making a name for

themselves as they continue

to climb the ranks and

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According to Scoutmaster

Dave Geekie, the

Scouts have done greater

than 70 hours of service

in the last year, earned 38

merit badges and 14 rank

advancements.

Lily Bonovich, a sixthgrader

at Hilda Walker

School in Tinley, said her

favorite part of being a

member of the troop is attending

the meetings because

she enjoys all the activities

they do and seeing

all of her new friends.

“I see them normally

when I go to troop, but

there’s a few in the troop

that go to the same school

as me,” she said.

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No. 13 in March

5. TPHS teacher and Provi volleyball

coach earns high certification

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“Some preschool friends from New Lenox

Community Park District stopped by for a

tour of the PD today. They even got a few

minutes with Chief Bob Sterba.”

New Lenox Police Department posted this

Feb. 19

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“Mr. Cupp and Mr. DeFrank are registering

students at @LWWestWarriors to vote in

the upcoming election! Students who will

be 18 by March 17 are able to register. The

social science teachers will be registering

students every Wednesday leading up to

the Primary Election.”

from the Editor

Importance of being a closeknit

community

Sean Hastings

sean@newlenoxpatriot.com

There are two stories

that really push

home the idea of

being a close-knit community

in this edition of

The Patriot. On page 3,

you have a New Lenox

soon-to-be 8-year-old

boy who has raised over

$700 for the Australian

Wildlife relief. Most of

those donations have come

from local businesses and

residents.

And on Page 4, the story

is on two wildly different

businesses collaborating

on one big project. At one

spot in town, Arrowhead

Ales is serving beer made

in-house. And just a few

minutes down the road,

Fleckenstein’s is serving

its pastries which are made

in-house. The two came

together to make a pastrystout

using Ray Fleckenstein’s

paczkis and Mike

Bacon’s beer.

Let’s start with Harrison

Barker, the 7-yearold

looking to help the

animals in Australia. For

starters, he set his goal

of $600 to be hit by his

birthday on March 16. He

did that with ease. Most

7-year-old’s focuses are

not in the direction that

Harrison’s is. And to have

a community backing

him makes it all the more

special.

We’ve heard about the

massive fundraisers and

relief efforts going on

worldwide, and those are

great, but we have one

child in town taking it

upon himself to help animals

across the world.

It’s stories like Harrion’s

that make New Lenox as

special as it is.

Now on to the interesting

collaboration between

a brewery and a bakery.

The two could not be

more different. Bacon is

working with beer daily

and Fleckenstein is making

different doughnuts

regularly. But the two

found a way to team up for

a project that can interest

the New Lenox community.

Last year’s event had a

massive turnout and the

two are expecting and

hopeful that the same will

happen again this year. All

Bacon did last year was

send Fleckenstein an email

out of the blue to see if

he’d be interested, and he

was on board right away.

Bacon said it best by

saying it’s great to keep

things local and find ways

to do projects with other

businesses and “go against

the grain” of teaming up

with someone unlike you.

Both businesses thrive on

being creative and this

continues to keep that

creativity alive.

Letter to the Editor

It’s almost time to vote

Dear New Lenox,

On March 17, New

Lenox Voters will have a

chance to vote “yes” for the

New Lenox Public Library

referendum. Let’s look at

the facts why we should

vote “yes.”

• Fact 1- The library has

paid off its 20-year construction

bond as of December

2019.

• Fact 2- The library

is asking to re-direct the

tax rate from construction

bonds to the tax rate for operations

of its 20-year-old

building. This will allow the

library to expand hours of

operation to include extended

hours during the week

and open on Sundays, as

well as expand its programs

and services for children

and seniors.

• Fact 3– There is no tax

rate increase. Tax rate stays

the same.

• Fact 4- See fact 3

Those are the bottom line

facts. Could there be something

else?

There are several components

that make up a thriving

community. Opportunities

for everyone, especially

for our kids, stands out to

me. The library’s five pillars

of S.T.E.A.M. (science,

technology, engineering, art

and math) are essential for

our younger generation for

future success. How about

reading, learning, education,

social skills and intellectual

freedom, as some

other lifelong benefits that

are associated with the Library.

Of course you can’t forget

the hundreds of free

programs that the thousands

of people have attended, the

thousands of items available

to check-out and the thousands

of items that were

checked out all for free. A

common and important part

of any library district is free

access to knowledge and

learning, which are crucial

ingredients for a prosperous

community. To keep

our library building up to

date, while increasing early

childhood literacy programs

as well as senior programs,

and expand hours of operation

to include Sundays,

with no increase in the library’s

tax rate, definitely

warrants my wife and I

support. We will be voting

“yes” on March 17. We

hope you will do the same.

Brian Fischer, New Lenox

resident

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Family, friends and fish

Mokena VFW expands popular Fish Fry Fridays

with local legend in the kitchen, Page 20

Comedy show helps raise

money for three rescue shelters,

Page 17

Jaime Swihart (left), of Joliet, and Skye Bergeson, of Tinley

Park, laugh during Matt Holt’s Comedy for the Critters set.

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FAITH BRIEFS

Revolution Church (24520 South U.S.

Highway 52, Manhattan)

Senior Ministry Bible

Study

Noon, Wednesday’s at

the church. No pre-registration

required.

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

United Methoidst Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox)

Living Well Through Lent

Small Group Study

7 p.m. Sunday evenings

beginning March 1. Practice

courage with all your

heart, soul, strength and

mind. Lent is a time for

self-reflection, a time to

dwell on who we are as

people of God. Through

times of ambiguity, we

rely on God. Our Sunday

night group will meet to

discuss what we have been

reading and deepen our

understanding together.

All are welcome to join.

Pick up your devotional

book in the church narthex

and RSVP to Pastor Matthew

if you would like to

join our small group. For

more information, call

(815) 485-8271.

Missionary to visit UMCNL

in March

Saturday, March 7 and

Sunday, March 8, former

missionary David Mc-

Cormick will be visiting

UMCNL to share with us

about his time as director

at Chicuque Rural Hospital,

Mozambique, Africa.

David will speak at the

UMM breakfast on March

7. All our welcome to attend

that meeting or hear

him speak between services

on March 8 in the

chapel.

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.

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)

Knights of Columbus- Fr.

Dick Allen

5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb.

27. Lenten Fish Fry begins

in Franciscan Hall.

Please join us for delicious

shrimp and cod fish

dinners. It is $11 or $4 for

grilled cheese or $3 for

cheese pizza slices.

In

Lo vingMemory

Denise M. Pretet

Denise M. Pretet, age 62, beloved wife of Kirby Pretet was born

into eternal life on Monday, February 17, 2020. Denise, of New Lenox,

passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep. She was born

February 4, 1958 in Evergreen Park, the daughter of Stephen & Gloria

(Panozzo) Wroblewski. Denise wed the love of her life, Kirby Pretet, on

September 26,1981 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manteno.

Denise loved and cared for numerous children as a daycare provider,

raising them as her own, weaving moral fortitude, compassion, and

God into their lives. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, especially to Wisconsin Dells, Aruba, and

national parks. Denise was a best friend, confidante, and spiritual guide to many. Her grandchildren were

the center of her world and brought her the utmost joy. She was a parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church

in New Lenox.

Denise was the beloved wife of Kirby L. Pretet; loving mother of Dr. Nicole (Dr. Daniel) Falco, Colette

Pretet, and Danielle (Joseph) Korte; cherished Nana of Zoey, Hannah, and Adalyn Falco, and Wesley, Wade,

and Katherine Korte; dear sister of Pamela (Dale) Novak, the late Stephen (Michael Pyles) Wroblewski,

Dr. Thomas Wroblewski, Joseph (Gale) Wroblewski, and Gregory (Barbara) Wroblewski; loved aunt of

numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her older brother, Stephen Wroblewski, Denise is preceded in death by her adored parents,

Gloria and Stephen (Panozzo) Wroblewski and beloved mother-in-law, Carolee (Kirby) Pretet.

The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, New Lenox on Friday, February 21, 2020 from

3pm - 8pm. Funeral Services Saturday, February 22, 2020 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:00am to St.

Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox for Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am. Rev. Bill Dewan and Rev. Bill

Sullivan will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kirby Pretet for the education

of their grandchildren. Denise was passionately devoted to teaching her

grandchildren. She sang, read books, did shape and letter flashcards, did

preschool workbooks, assisted with homework, and helped Zoey learn how

to read. She would be honored to be able to contribute to their continued

education in memoriam.

Stations of the Cross

7-7:45 p.m. Friday, Feb.

28.

Peace and Social Justice

Ministry

7-8:30 p.m. Monday,

March 2, room 4 of Franciscan

Hall. About Faith

and justice behind bars.

Hear testimony from a

mother of an incarcerated

son.

Jr. Women’s Lenten

Retreat

9:30 a.m. Tuesday,

March 3. Presented by Fr.

Don Lewandowski. Visit

stjudes.org/adults/lentenretreat-for-women/

for

more information.

Reigniting Catholicism

7 p.m. Thursday, March.

5, Providence Catholic

High School, 1800 W. Lincoln

Highway. “Developing

a Catholic Morality”

presented by Fr. James

Halstead.

Eucharistic Adoration

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

of the month.

Lincoln-Way Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

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.

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)

Intro to New Life

Church staff offers a

one-day Intro to New Life

workshop, which will provide

the opportunity for attendees

to engage in an indepth

dialogue about the

church’s mission, beliefs

and approach to ministry.

To register, sign up at new

lifenewlenox.org or call

the church office at (815)

462-0202.

The Hub (1303 S. Schoolhouse Road, New

Lenox)

Xtreme Church

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

every Sunday. The Hub

partners with Xtreme Ministries

to host a church service.

There is loud music

and preaching. For more

information, call (815)

717-8002.

Cherry Hill Church of Christ (2749

Lancaster Drive, Joliet)

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.

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.

Worship Service

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

every Sunday.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

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

a.m. Sundays.

Peace Lutheran Church (1900 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox)

Church Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

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

Adult Class

9:55 a.m. Sundays. The

adult class usually meets

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Comedy fundraiser generates donations for rescue shelters

2

Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter

New Lenox VFW Post 9545

went to the dogs, cats and horses

during a special event that put

the funny in fundraising.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, VFW

Post 9545 was the site for the

annual Comedy for the Critters

event featuring stand-up comedy

sets from WGN's Mike Toomey

and Matt Holt. Proceeds from the

ticket fees, raffles and more were

split between three animal rescues:

South Suburban Humane

Society, Illinois Horse Rescue of

Will County and Hopeful Tails

Animal Rescue.

The event's organizer, Kathy

Connolly, took over the planning

for this year's festivities from

Tracy Lesmeister – who lost her

battle with cancer last year – because

she is an animal lover who

enjoys a good laugh.

“I have eight dogs. That should

say it all,” Connolly said.

Many members of the VFW

Post 9545 Auxiliary were on

hand to help in any way they

could and Toomey, a New Lenox

resident, was happy to once

again host the comedy show

which generated big laughs and

even bigger donations.

“It's close to my heart because

my current dog is a rescue, the

dog before that was a rescue. I

think this is such a wonderful

cause,” Toomey said. “You go to

a shelter and you see their needs.

They aren't in it to make money

and they need a lot of things so

it's nice to come out here and

find a fun way to help raise some

funds for them. This is great.”

Kathleen Pazanin, volunteer

and outreach manager for South

Suburban Humane Society of

Chicago Heights, explained that

along with raising money to help

meet the dog and cat rescue and

adoption organization's mission,

Comedy for the Critters also

raised awareness for the cause.

“An event like this is great

for awareness,” Pazanin said.

“It gets our name out there and

Matt Holt performs the first set of the night during Comedy for the Critters at New Lenox VFW Post

9545. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

WGN’s Mike Toomey engages in some hilarious crowd-work during the Comedy for the Critters

Fundraiser at New Lenox VFW Post 9545.

people know that we're there to Rhonda Gentile-Colon, director

our seventh year,” Gentile-Colon

adopt out animals and to help

animals. We want to be a community

resource so we do offer

other things other than adoptions.

We also offer low-cost

vaccines for people, a food pantry

for people who can't afford

to feed their pets, many different

options.”

and president of Hopeful

Tails – which is based in Joliet

– echoed Pazanin's enthusiasm

and gratitude for everyone who

came out to support Comedy for

the Critters.

“We are a dog-only rescue. We

have been around since November

2013 so we are going into

said. “We are strictly donation

and adoption funded – we have

no government funding whatsoever

– so we count on fundraisers

like these and getting the

word out to ask people to come

and help support us.”

The Beecher-based Illinois

Horse Rescue of Will County

was founded to provide shelter

and care for mistreated or abandoned

horses and other animals

and it has broadened its reach

to also provide educational and

therapeutic programs for local

schools and charities.

“When I started this I didn't

want to be like every other

animal rescue so we rescue all

animals and we take them into

challenged areas, that aren't

necessarily easy to go to. We go

to communities where at-riskyouth

may have never left their

cities or towns and we take petting

zoos up there for free,” said

Anthony Pecho, founder of Illinois

Horse Rescue Association

of Will County. “There are also

so many people who come into

our barn and say they like animals

more than people and that's

because they've been hurt. They

come to our facility and it's awesome.

They feel like family and

they can see that they're making

a difference with the animals.”

Not only did Comedy for the

Critters attendees support the

three animal rescues by purchasing

tickets to the event, they also

participated in a split-the-pot raffle

as well as an additional raffle

to win baskets for dog, cat or

horse lovers. Many people also

stopped by the organizations'

information tables to make cash

donations.

Even food purchases at the

event went to a good cause as

proceeds from concessions supported

VFW Post 9545 Auxiliary's

program to send packages

to the troops.

Who knew laughing could do

so much good?

New Lenox VFW Post 9545

is located at 323 Old Hickory

Road. More information about

South Suburban Humane Society,

Illinois Horse Rescue

of Will County and Hopeful

Tails Animal Rescue can be

found online at southsuburban

humane.org, illinoishorseres

cue.org and hopefultailsanim

alrescue.org.


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Poetry Corner

Liz Schwenke

New Lenox resident

Did you ever wish upon a star and

prayed your wish came true?

Last night I wished upon a star, and my

prayer was for you,

I prayed that all the obstacles that

might ever come your way;

Would vanish with the morning sun at

dawn of a new day.

I wished that all the joy you’ve

brought to others would be yours;

For God unlocks a window every time

He closes doors.

I prayed you felt the love of friends

deep down within your soul;

And felt renewed by that same love

when troubles take their toll.

But most of all I prayed you knew

what a friend you’ve been to me;

And I thought that I should tell you

how you’ve helped for me to see;

We’re all a living testament to this Gift

of Life we share;

And how we live our life each day is

the witness that we bear.

faith

From Page 16

in the back of the sanctuary to discuss a

different topic each week.

Peace Women’s Group

The Peace Women’s Group is open

to all women 18 and older. We invite

all interested to join us for our next

events. For more information, contact

Jan Stoller at (815) 530-2786. Please

use the sign-up slip in the bulletin and

indicate which events you would like to

attend.

“From Dope to Hope”

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights, Opiate Recovery

Group for both users & their loved

ones held at Peace Lutheran Church.

Peace Buddies

Noon – 2:00 p.m. Sundays. Peace

Buddies is a special needs youth group

Wishes

For you never know when someone

might “catch a dream” from you;

And you never know when some small

thing that you might say or do;

Could open up a window in a mind

that seeks the Light;

The way you live may not matter at all,

but you never know - it might.

And just in case it could be that another’s

life through you;

Might possibly change for the better

with a different point of view;

It seems it might be worth a try to do

what you know is right;

The things you do may not matter at

all, but you never know – they might.

And that’s the gift you’ve given me – a

sense of who I am;

To always act, and feel, and be, the

very best I can;

And I prayed that I might always keep

your Spirit in my sight;

And that is what I wished for you on

my wishing star last night.

If you would like to submit a poem to Poetry

Corner, email Editor Sean Hastings, sean@

newlenoxpatriot.com.

for high school age and older. New

Buddies are always welcome. You do

not have to be a part of the church. This

group usually meets on the first and

third Sundays of the month. For questions,

please see Pastor Dave or call

(815) 529-7546.

Ruth Circle Quilters

9 a.m. Mondays. No experience necessary.

You just have to know how to have

fun to join. And if that’s not enticing

enough, we always have snacks! For more

information, call (815) 462-9527 or (708)

479-7338.

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

Worship Service

10 a.m. Sundays.

Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact

Editor Sean Hastings at sean@newlenox

patriot.com or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 48.

Information is due by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.


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Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

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

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe

Williamson’s Restaurant

and Pub

(1490 W. Maple St. New

Lenox, (815) 485-8585)

■Wednesdays: ■

$5

House Wine Wednesdays

■Sundays: ■ Spicy

Bloody Marys $5

Hickory Creek Brewing

Company

(1005 W. Laraway

Road, New Lenox. (779)

803-3974)

■3 ■ p.m.-close Fridays:

Happy Hour from 3

to 6 p.m. followed by

Smokin’ Z BBQ food

truck from 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. and live

music.

HoMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar &

Grill

(21000 Frankfort

Square Road, Frankfort;

(815) 464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar

Game. Free to play.

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old La-

Grange Road, Mokena;

(708) 478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St.,

Mokena; (708) 478-

8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays, Fridays

and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry

Eadie

To place an event in The

Scene,

email b.conboy@

22ndcenturymedia.com.


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The Dish

‘Best job ever: serving those who serve us’

Mokena VFW Fish

Fry Fridays return

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Fish frys on Friday

nights are quintessential

Americana, especially

during Lent, which began

with Ash Wednesday,

Feb. 26.

Both those who observe

the holiday and

those who do not but simply

enjoy going out for

a meal with family and

friends come together

during this time all across

the nation.

Fish frys are popular in

both bars and restaurants,

but arguably most popular

at local VFW posts.

The William Martin

VFW Post 725 in Mokena

is such a place. But there

are certain qualities that

separate this spot from

the rest of the shoals.

First, the Mokena VFW

is open to the public at

all times. One does not

need to be a veteran or

have immediate family

who served. All that is

required to be there is a

love for our country, and

a respect for the ideals

that the men and women

in uniform represent.

Second, the food is

cooked by someone who

is something of a local

legend. Anthony Meza is

known around Mokena

for his previous restaurant,

Anthony’s on Front

Street. Those who experienced

his culinary

skills there will be happy

to know he is back in a

kitchen again.

Those who have yet to

sample Meza’s cooking

are in for a treat.

“Food is the excuse. But we’re all

coming together to break bread

and share stories.”

Jim Hogan — VFW Post 725 commander, on

the post’s dining options

Diners have five options

for Fish Fry Fridays

at the Mokena

VFW, which runs from

4-8 p.m.: the seafood

combo ($13), which

comes with baked fish,

fried cod, fried shrimp,

garlic bread, rice and

french fries; the baked

cod dinner ($12), served

with mixed vegetables,

cilantro lime jasmine

rice and garlic bread;

the jumbo fried shrimp

dinner ($12), with sides

of french fries, coleslaw

and garlic bread; fried

Alaskan cod ($11), with

french fries, coleslaw

and garlic bread; and,

for those who just aren’t

in a fishy kind of mood,

a chicken tender basket

option ($10), served with

french fries, coleslaw and

garlic bread.

Proceeds from Fish Fry

Fridays — along with the

other events put on by the

VFW throughout the year

— support our veterans

in a multitude of ways,

from donations to The

VFW National Home for

Children in Eaton Rapids,

Michigan, to the Manteno

Veterans’ Home to Operation

Uplink, which sends

prepaid phone cards to

military personnel stationed

overseas.

For his part, Meza,

who came on board at the

William Martin VFW

Post 725

19852 Wolf Road in

Mokena

Hours

Bar: 11:30 a.m-2 a.m.

daily

Kitchen: Noon-8 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 479-

5022

Web: vfwpost725.org

VFW in mid January, said

he is excited to be a part

of the expanded kitchen

at the Post.

“I have the best job in

the world,” Meza said.

“I get to serve those who

serve us.”

The respect is mutual

for Post Cmdr. Jim Hogan,

in no small part because

it was Hogan who

broke the Post’s last meat

slicer.

“We needed to get the

kitchen open again, and

we were looking to reopen

the kitchen with

more bar-friendly food,

and Anthony’s skill set

was available,” Hogan

said. “So, just through a

handful of conversations

we had, we decided this

was something we need

to pursue. This was a

win-win.

“And now we have

The seafood combo ($13) sold during William Martin VFW Post 725’s Fish Fry Fridays

comes with baked fish, fried cod, fried shrimp, garlic bread, rice and french fries.

Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

Mokena’s William Martin VFW Post 725 Cmdr. Jim Hogan (left) and chef Anthony

Meza present two of their non-fish options: the giardiniera cheese fries ($7) and the

BBQ bacon cheeseburger.

the best damn fish fry in

northern Illinois.”

Having acquired a new

meat slicer, Meza is gearing

up to unveil in the

very near future his famous

beef sandwiches

and combos. And Hogan

said the family-style dining

of the VFW fits perfectly

with the camaraderie

inherent between the

Post and its patrons.

“Food is the excuse,”

Hogan said. “But we’re

all coming together to

break bread and share

stories.”


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the new lenox patriot | February 27, 2020 | 21

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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 27, 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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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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Oh most Beautiful Flower of

Mt Carmel, Fruitful vine,

splendor of heaven, blessed

mother of the Son of God,

Immaculate Virgin, Assist me

in this my neccessity, oh star of

the sea help me and show me

herein you are my mother. Oh

holy Mary, Mother of God,

Queen of Heaven and Earth, I

humbly beeseach you from the

bottom of my heart to succor

me in my necessity (make

request) there are none that can

withstand your power, oh Mary

conceived without sin, pray for

us who have recourse to thee

(3x). Holy Mary I place this

cause in your hands (3x). Say

this prayer for three

consecutive days, you must

publish it and it will be granted

to you. Thank you For

Granting my request.

Holy Spirit thou who make mesee

everything and show me the way to

reach myideal. You who give me

the divine gift to forgive, and forget

the wrong that is done to me

and who are in all instances of my

life with me. I, in this short dialogue,

want to thank You for everything

and confirm once more that

Inever want to be separated from

You, no matter how great the material

desires may be. Iwant to be

with You and my loved ones in

Your Perpetural Glory, Amen. Say

this prayer for 3consectutive days.

After 3days the favor requested

will be granted even though it may

appear difficult. This prayer must

be published immediately after the

favor is granted w/o mentioning

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2701 Property for

Sale

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 800 Belot Lane, New Lenox, IL

60451 (Single Family). On the 12th day

of March, 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: U.S.

Bank National Association, as Trustee

for the Structured Asset Investment

Loan Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through

Certificates, Series 2005-10 Plaintiff

V. SCOTT E. KLEPSER; SHARON

M. KLEPSER; BLUE STONE BAY

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,

INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMER-

ICA; Defendant.

Case No. 17 CH 0304 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:

SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO-

CIATES, LLC.

2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

COMMON AD - REAL ESTATE

SECTION

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 114 WEST 2ND AVENUE, NEW

LENOX, IL 60451 (SINGLE FAMILY

HOME WITH DETACHED 1.5 CAR

GARAGE). On the 12th day of March,

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: DITECH FI-

NANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff V. MARIA

RAIMONDI AVELIS, AS CO-TRUS-

TEE UNDER THE ANTHONY J.

AVELIS AND MARIA RAIMONDI

AVELIS LIVING TRUST DATED

OCTOBER 5, 2018; MORTGAGE

ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR

COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB; VIL-

LAGE OF NEW LENOX; UN-

KNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES

OF ANTHONY J AVELIS A/K/A

ANTHONY JOSEPH AVELIS, IF

ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant.

Case No. 19 CH 1118 in the Circuit

2701 Property for

Sale

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. Judgment amount is

$129,213.96 plus interest, cost and post

judgment advances, if any.

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:

PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES

1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088

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.

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

U.S. Bank National Association, as

Trustee for the Structured Asset Investment

Loan Trust, Mortgage

Pass-Through Certificates, Series

2005-10

Plaintiff,

vs.

SCOTT E. KLEPSER; SHARON M.

KLEPSER; BLUE STONE BAY COM-

MUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.;

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;

Defendant.

No. 17 CH 0304

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 13th day of February,

2018, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

12th day of March, 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

2703 Legal

Notices

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

LOT 220 IN BLUESTONE BAY

UNIT FOUR, BEING A SUBDIVI-

SION OFPART OFTHE SOUTH-

EAST QUARTER OFSECTION 24

AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST

QUARTER OF SECTION 25,

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 11,

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL

MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

AUGUST 27, 1998 AS DOCUMENT

NO. R98-100554 AND CERTIFI-

CATE OF CORRECTION RE-

CORDED MAY 25, 1999 AS DOCU-

MENT NO. R99-65452, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

800 Belot Lane, New Lenox, IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

15-08-24-413-008-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

SHAPIRO KREISMAN AND ASSO-

CIATES, LLC.

2121 Waukegan Rd, Suite 301

Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

P: 847-770-4348

F: 847-291-3434

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

DITECH FINANCIAL LLC,

Plaintiff,

vs.

MARIA RAIMONDI AVELIS, AS

CO-TRUSTEE UNDER THE AN-

THONY J. AVELIS AND MARIA

RAIMONDI AVELIS LIVING TRUST

DATED OCTOBER 5, 2018; MORT-

GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-

TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE

FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB;

VILLAGE OF NEW LENOX; UN-

KNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF

2703 Legal

Notices

ANTHONY J AVELIS A/K/A AN-

THONY JOSEPH AVELIS, IF ANY;

UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendant.

No. 19 CH 1118

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 28th day of January,

2020 ,MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

12th day of March, 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 6 IN OSMUS SUBDIVISION

OF BLOCK 3 OF DOCKSTADER

AND BRAND'S SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE

NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21,

IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, AND IN

RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER

15, 1923, IN PLAT BOOK 19, PAGE

65, AS DOCUMENT NO. 360121, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as:

114 WEST 2ND AVENUE, NEW LE-

NOX, IL 60451

Description of Improvements:

SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH

DETACHED 1.5 CAR GARAGE

P.I.N.:

15-08-21-209-007-0000

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County. Judgment amount is

$129,213.96 plus interest, cost and post

judgment advances, if any.

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 CON-

TACT:

PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES

1 N. Dearborn Suite 1300

Chicago, Illinois 60602

P: 312-346-9088

F:

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Amiyah Chapman

Amiyah Chapman is a

senior cheerleader at

Lincoln-Way West.

How long have you

been a cheerleader and

how did you first get

started?

I’ve been a cheerleader

for 12 years and counting.

When I moved to Mokena,

I decided to try All-Star

Cheerleading and I fell in

love with cheer. I started

high school at Lincoln-

Way East and ended up

moving to New Lenox and

stuck with cheer at West.

What is your favorite

thing about the sport?

I get to meet awesome

groups of amazing girls. I

get to cooperate with them

on the floor and work to

achieve the same goal, so

that is very fun.

Are you involved

in anything else in

school?

Yes, plenty. I am in National

Honor Society and

Math Honor Society. I am

a junior cheer coach. I’m a

Warrior Way leader and a

peer tutor. I’m in the Principals’

Cabinet and Student

Council, and I was a

summer camp counselor,

too.

You obviously keep

busy. Do you like

being involved in so

many activities?

Yes, it keeps me going.

It’s fun being involved in

the school.

How much do you

value academics,

based on your

participation in all

those groups?

Academics always come

first. I have to have my

grades where they need to

be before I think about doing

cheer.

What is it like

coaching the younger

girls?

It’s awesome. It’s great

being able to share my

experiences through cheer

with other young girls. My

advice is to always have

fun when you’re doing

cheerleading or any other

sports you’re involved in.

When you’re having fun

and doing something you

love, that’s what creates a

passion.

Your team finished

seventh in the state

in the large team

division. What was it

like getting to cheer at

state again?

Cheering at state is the

big finale. It’s where we

show everyone from Illinois

what our cheerleading

team has work hard for

throughout all this time.

It’s an honor to be able to

achieve that goal and get

to perform our routine at

state two times, because

we made it to the second

day. It was like, “Yes! We

got this! We know what

we’re doing.”

Are you planning to

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continue cheering in

college?

Yes, I am committed to

Morgan State University

in Baltimore and I am going

to cheer there. It’s going

to be a whole new experience

for me to cheer

with a predominantly African-American

team. I’m

excited for that, because it

will push my passion even

more getting a chance to

do what I love with even

more girls who are exactly

like me.

If you could be

anybody else for a

day, who would you

want to be?

I would be Beyonce.

She loves the world, she

gets to travel a lot, and

while doing so is she still

being humble and helping

others. She always has a

smile, and she always continues

to be herself.

What is your favorite

TV show?

I want to do a flashback

one. I always loved

“That’s So Raven.” That’s

always been my favorite

show. I like how she could

see into the future. I want

that superpower, too.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar.

LW Central’s Bozzi, Senese

qualify for state swim meet

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way Central

junior Joe Bozzi qualified

for the swimming state

finals with wins in two

events, while Knights senior

Matt Senese will join

him at state after their performances

at the Homewood-Flossmoor

Sectional

on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Lincoln-Way East

scored 253 points to hold

off Andrew (223) and the

Knights (215) to win its

sixth straight sectional

championship.

Lincoln-Way West (139)

was sixth.

Bozzi fought through an

illness that kept him out of

the SWSC meet to win the

200 freestyle (1 minute,

44.82 seconds) and 500

free (4:45.56).

Bozzi placed seventh in

the 500 free at state last

season.

“We’re really excited

for Joe,” Central coach

Dana Kellerman said.

“Since he’s been so sick,

we weren’t sure how he

was going to feel going

in and racing, but he has a

great mentality. He’s really

aggressive. He has a lot of

confidence in his abilities

and what he can do, and

he just went out there and

fought for it. “

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game a little more. These

last three, we’ve played

our game. We’ve known

what we had to do to win

the game, and we’ve just

executed better.”

Senese earned his first

state trip in his senior season

by winning the 100

breaststroke (59.51).

“That was so exciting,”

Kellerman said. “He’s

worked so hard this season

and he’s been focusing on

that 100 breaststroke so

much and he just really

wanted it. That’s what it

came down to.”

Senese also finished fifth

in the 200 individual medley

(2:01.16), right behind

his teammate, junior Nate

Fritz in fourth (2:00.95).

Fritz was second in the

100 butterfly (54.81) and

senior Tyler Quigley took

second in the 500 free

(4:52.16). Sophomore

Devin Mihaichuk (55.69)

took fifth in the 100 fly.

“It was a fantastic meet,”

Kellerman said. “Every

single one of our boys

swam really fast and I’m

really proud of them. It was

really close the whole way,

so that made it exciting.”

Lincoln-Way West’s

Sean Finley took third

in the 100 breaststroke

(59.81), while Tristan

Minarek was fifth in the

100 backstroke (57.01).

Providence hockey splits

first two games of

Kennedy Cup finals

Providence beat Benet

4-2 in the opening game of

the best-of-three Kennedy

Cup finals for the Catholic

League championship on

Friday, Feb. 21, at Arctic

Ice Arena in Orland Park.

Sam Johnston led the

Celtics with two goals,

while Conor Horan and

Tom Davis scored once

each. Tom Zschach had an

assist, and Luke Brzezinski

piled up a whopping 54

saves in net.

Benet struck back with

a 3-0 win on Sunday, Feb.

23, at Seven Bridges Ice

Arena in Woodridge to

even the series.

The decisive game was

set for Wednesday, Feb. 26

at Arctic.

LW Central boys

basketball splits a pair of

games

The Knights beat Southland

Prep 44-41 on Feb. 17

at the Southland Center in

Lynwood.

Ryan Kraft scored nine

points, Matt Maloney

added eight, Nick Tingley

contributed seven, and

James Ogrodnik scored

six.

LW Central (22-8, 6-1)

then fell to Andrew 68-48

on Friday, Feb. 22, suffering

its first SouthWest

Suburban Red loss of the

season.

Lincoln-Way’s season

will continue in the AHAI

varsity combined state

playoffs. The team is set

to take on Buffalo Grove-

Hersey-Wheeling in a

Round of 16 game at 8:30

a.m. Sunday, March 1, at

Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.

Moran said Lincoln-

Way has picked up its play

over the last few weeks.

“The chemistry of our

team has improved,”

he said. “We’re passing

better, skating hard and

checking.”


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Hockey

3

Lincoln-Way sweeps Sandburg to win Founders Cup

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

A common creed for all

sports teams is to take advantage

of whatever your

opponent gives you.

The Lincoln-Way district

hockey team certainly

did that in Game 2 of

the Illinois West Founders

Cup finals.

When Sandburg was

assessed a five-minute

penalty, Lincoln-Way exploded

for four goals during

the extended powerplay

to take control of the

game on its way to a 5-3

win, completing a sweep

of the series to clinch the

Founders Cup on Sunday,

Feb. 23, at Willowbrook

Ice Arena.

“You just have to take

advantage of everything,”

senior Trent Moran said.

“We had a five-on-three,

a five-minute power play,

you want to try to score

as much as you can.”

Moran, a right wing

who attends LW East, did

some of the most important

scoring himself.

Down 2-1 before the

five-minute penalty, Lincoln-Way

tied it while

with a two-man advantage

as senior David Caddigan

(East) found the

back of the net with 3:28

left in the second period.

Just 21 seconds later,

Moran gave his team the

lead for good as he put

in a rebound after Caddigan’s

shot was saved.

Moran struck again 88

seconds later to make it

4-2.

“It felt pretty good,”

Moran said. “I think it

got the whole team energized.

We were 2-2

against [Sandburg] over

the whole year, so this

was the winner.”

Sophomore defenseman

Joseph Samas (West)

completed the surge,

scoring with 20 seconds

left in the period to make

it 5-2.

Lincoln-Way scored

four goals in a span of

3:08.

“We knew we had

them basically the whole

game,” senior captain Jason

Lange said. “We were

outshooting them the

whole way, even though

they scored two goals on

us. We knew we could get

back in it no matter what.

“That power play set us

up perfectly and we took

advantage of it. We got

pucks on the net and it

worked out beautifully.”

Lange (West) scored

Lincoln-Way’s first goal

of the night.

Senior goalie Jack

Schedin (West) made 21

saves.

Lincoln-Way lost its

first two meetings with

Sandburg this year before

beating the Eagles three

times in the postseason,

including once in Illinois

West pool play.

Lincoln-Way won

Game 1 of the Founders

Cup finals in a 7-1 rout.

“It’s a big rivalry,”

Lange said. “It’s awesome.

They’ve been our

biggest rival as long as

we can remember. To

lose the first two games

to them and come back

and win the next three,

it’s huge.

“The first two games,

we kind of played to their

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Girls Basketball

Knights undone in fourth quarter against H-F

JOE BIELANSKI

Freelance Reporter

The Lincoln-Way Central

Knights were looking

for their first regional

title since 2007-08, and for

most of the night Thursday,

Feb. 20, it looked like

they might get it.

Seventh-seeded Central

battled No. 2 seed Homewood-Flossmoor

to a tie

through three quarters,

but it was the Vikings who

controlled the fourth quarter

on their way to a 43-30

win in the Class 4A Bloom

Regional final.

Central finished 19-13,

its best record since that

2007-08 season, when the

Knights went 21-8.

Quincy recruit Regan

LoConte ended a brilliant

career, in which

she topped 1,000 career

points, with 12 points in

the loss. Two days prior,

LoConte scored a careerhigh

38 in a 56-47 semifinal

win over Bloom.

Against H-F, junior

forward Haley Stoklosa

added seven points, and

freshman guard Azyah

Newson-Cole had five.

In the nip-and-tuck battle,

the Knights led 10-8

after a quarter, and the

game was tied 18-18 at

halftime and 26-26 after

three quarters before the

Vikings pulled away late.

“We were believing in

the fourth quarter that we

were going to get that regional,”

Central coach

Dave Campanile said.

“[H-F] had a couple possessions

where they were

able to get the rim. I think

we started to tire down a

bit there. They had a lot of

long possessions.

“Then, we had two or

three good looks that we

just didn’t covert on. In a

game that’s so low-scoring,

there’s a small margin

of error.”

H-F was able to hit its

free throws to seal the win.

“I’m very proud of us

for us getting so close,”

Campanile said. “If you

told me at the beginning

of the year we’d get to the

fourth quarter of a regional

championship game tied

26-26, I’d take that all day.

We just needed to turn the

corner to finish it, and we

didn’t, and H-F made the

plays to salt it away, so

give them credit for that.”

In the regional semifinal

victory over Bloom, Lo-

Conte put on a show. She

hit eight 3-pointers on the

way to shattering her previous

career-high of 32

points.

“They just kept going

in,” she said. “My teammates

kept getting me the

ball. I just slowed down

and hit the shots.”

Central led 30-18 at

halftime, but Bloom (15-

16) opened the second half

on a 9-0 run to pull within

three. The Knights were

held scoreless for the first

5 minutes, 19 seconds of

the third quarter before

Stoklosa hit a free throw.

The Knights, though,

righted the ship to take a

36-30 lead after three quarters.

A LoConte 3-pointer

extended the edge to 39-

30 in the opening minute

of the fourth, and Bloom

never got closer than six

the rest of the way.

LoConte scored 19

points in the fourth quarter

alone, including going 10-

of-12 on free throws.

Newson-Cole added

eight points and Megan

Hutchinson had six points

and nine rebounds.

Though the regional

championship game was

not the ending they wanted,

the Knights have reason

to be excited about

next season. LoConte is

a huge loss and fellow

senior Theresa Snaidauf

was a starter and steady

Lincoln-Way Central senior Regan LoConte fires a

3-pointer during the Knights’ 56-47 win over host Bloom

in a Class 4A regional semifinal Feb. 18. She scored 38

points. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

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player on both offense and

defense all season. Those

two, and Abbey Ward -

who missed this whole

season with a leg injury -

were the only three seniors

on the roster, however.

Juniors Stoklosa and

Hutchinson, and freshman

Newson-Cole form a

trio of expected returning

starters.

“We’re certainly losing

some big pieces, but

at the same time we love

that we have a great junior

group, some sophomores,

and Azyah a freshman

who was up [on varsity]

all year,” Campanile said.

“Hopefully them getting

that experience is going to

pay off huge in the future.”

Sports Editor Steve Millar

contributed to this story.


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Girls Basketball

6

Warriors brush off early scare, take over for regional title

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Taylor Gugliuzza

summed it up well. The

Lincoln-Way West team

on the floor for the first

half of the regional championship

game against

Normal West did not resemble

the team the Warriors

have been all year.

“We just weren’t playing

like we play, at all,”

Gugliuzza said. “We

weren’t picking up our

intensity. We were just

chucking up shots which

we don’t normally do, so

I got a little bit nervous.”

The top-seeded Warriors

trailed by as many as

eight points in the second

quarter, but took over in

the second half for a 70-

56 win in the Class 4A

Normal Regional final

Thursday, Feb. 20.

It’s the second regional

title in a row for LW West

(28-3), which was set to

take on Joliet West in a

Pekin Sectional semifinal

Tuesday, Feb. 25. A win

would put them in the sectional

final on Thursday,

Feb. 27.

Gugliuzza led the Warriors

with 26 points, while

sophomore forward Bri

Wooldridge added 24

points and 15 rebounds.

Senior guard Sydney

Swanberg contributed

Lincoln-Way West’s girls basketball team celebrates

with its Class 4A Normal Regional plaque Thursday,

Feb. 20. Photos by Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

eight points and seven

rebounds, while junior

guard Tara Gugliuzza had

seven points and seven rebounds.

The last time the Warriors

played in Bloomington-Normal,

they were

breaking the record for

3-pointers at the prestigious

State Farm Holiday

Classic with 45 in four

games.

Early on in the regional

final, however, they could

not buy a three.

LW West did not hit any

shots from beyond the

arc in the first half, and

Normal West fans were

even yelling, “Don’t let

them go inside, they can’t

shoot.”

It was certainly a bizarre

experience for the

Warriors.

“We were overthinking,”

Wooldridge said.

“We were thinking ahead

instead of thinking about

right now. We are going to

learn from that and hopefully

be ready to win our

next game.”

Normal West (21-8)

took advantage of the

Warriors’ slow start,

jumping to a 24-16 lead

early in the second quarter.

Wooldridge was the

biggest reason the deficit

was not bigger for West.

She scored 13 points in

the first half and was

nearly unstoppable when

she got the ball in the

paint.

Taylor Gugliuzza drives to the basket during Lincoln-

Way West’s 70-56 win over Normal West in the Class

4A Normal Regional championship game on Thursday,

Feb. 20.

“I had the opportunities,”

she said. “People

weren’t expecting me to

be able to make those

shots.”

Wooldridge, in her first

season with LW West

after transferring from

Fremd, has provided an

inside presence that has

greatly elevated the Warriors

all season, but was

never more important

than against Normal West.

“The good thing is,

when the threes weren’t

falling, Bri got herself

going,” West coach Ryan

White said. “We had a

matchup we liked there,

and she stepped up huge.”

The big momentum

swing took place in the final

20 seconds of the first

half. Taylor Gugliuzza

drove for a basket, came

up with a steal and scored

again for a quick fourpoint

burst that brought

the Warriors within 28-27

at halftime.

“That was big for the

team and for me, as well,”

Taylor said. “I had kind of

a rough half and I needed

something to pick me up. I

was really happy because

those two baskets picked

up our team in such a

huge way.”

The Warriors scored the

first seven points of the

second half to take control.

While Wooldridge

and Taylor Gugliuzza

combined for 25 of LW

West’s 27 first-half points,

others got involved after

the break.

Swanberg and Ava

Gugliuzza finally broke

the 3-pointer snide, each

hitting one in the third

quarter. Swanberg added

another in the opening

minute of the fourth quarter

to stretch the Warriors’

lead to 49-40.

Normal West did not get

closer than seven points

the rest of the way.

Taylor Gugliuzza

scored 12 fourth-quarter

points as the Warriors

pulled away.

“We had the mentality

that we didn’t want this

to be our last game, especially

the seniors,” she

said. “We came together

and said we were going to

get it done, even if it was

ugly.

“We always have a three

in a half, in any quarter really.

Since we were able to

push through without the

threes, that shows we are

a versatile team.”

White knew his team

cleared a major hurdle.

“It feels like any team

that goes on a run, there’s

always a scare at some

point,” he said. “[Normal

West] definitely gave us

one, so hopefully it’s a bit

of a wake-up call.”

This Week In

KNIGHTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■March ■ 2-4 – Class 4A

regional, TBA

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 27 – Class 4A Stagg

Sectional final, 7 p.m.

■March ■ 2 – Class

4A Illinois Wesleyan

Supersectional, 7 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Feb. ■ 28-29 – IHSA State

Finals at Evanston, TBA

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

AND FIELD

■Feb. ■ 29 – LW East Invite

at Olivet Nazarene U., 10

a.m.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

AND FIELD

■Feb. ■ 29 – LW East Invite

at Olivet Nazarene U., 10

a.m.

WARRIORS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 28 – at Joliet West,

6:30 p.m.

■March ■ 2-4 – Class 4A

regional, TBA

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 27 – IHSA Class 4A

Pekin Sectional final, 7 p.m.

March 2 – Class 4A Illinois

Wesleyan Supersectional,

7 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Feb. ■ 28-29 – IHSA State

Finals at Evanston, TBA

CELTICS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■March ■ 2-4 – Class 3A

regional, TBA

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Feb. ■ 27 – Class 3A

Hillcrest Sectional final, 7

p.m.

■March ■ 2 – Class 3A

Kankakee Supersectional,

7 p.m.

HOCKEY

■Feb. ■ 29 - AHAI state

playoffs vs. Carmel at Edge

Ice Arena, 4:25 p.m.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

AND FIELD

■Feb. ■ 29 – ICOPS Invite at

Lewis U., 9 a.m.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

AND FIELD

■Feb. ■ 28 – at Plainfield

North Invite, 5 p.m.


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Girls Basketball

6

Raymer’s 3-pointer lifts Providence to regional title

Sean Hastings, Editor

In the final seconds of

the game as Providence set

up a play down one point,

chants of “defense” and

jumbled up yelling echoed

throughout Sacred Heart

Gym.

But in the split second

when Ashley Raymer’s

3-point attempt flew

through the air, the gym

went silent, then to pandemonium,

as the ball fell

through the net to give

the Celtics a 49-47 lead

with six seconds left. Host

Providence held on to win

the 3A regional championship

over Morgan Park on

Thursday, Feb. 20, in New

Lenox.

The Celtics did not need

a 3-pointer on their final

possession down one

point with six seconds,

but Raymer had a good

look, and even with a defender

running at her, she

knocked it down.

“The seconds were ticking

down and I knew we

didn’t have a lot of time,”

Raymer said. “My coach

gives me the green light to

shoot when I’m open, so I

just saw an open opportunity

and took it.”

Morgan Park (16-15)

had just taken the lead for

the first time in the game

off a free throw with 23

seconds left. The Celtics

(25-8) had just turned

over the inbound pass and

fouled Morgan Park on the

layup try.

Raymer and Lauren

Knight each finished with

14 points to lead the Celtics,

who won their first regional

title since 2016-17.

Providence was set to

take on Rich South (25-

5) in the Hillcrest Sectional

semifinal at 7:30

p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

A win would put them in

the championship game on

Providence girls basketball players, including Jenna

Spreitzer (53) and Ashley Raymer (5) celebrate after

cutting down the net following the Celtics’ 49-47

regional championship win over Morgan Park on

Thursday, Feb. 20, in New Lenox. SEAN HASTINGS/22ND

CENTURY MEDIA

Thursday, Feb 27.

The regional championship

game will be the last

time the girls play at home

this season. Raymer, as a

junior, has one year left,

but for seniors like Knight,

Claire McGrath, Reagan

Tokoly and Jenna Spreitzer,

they are playing for

their high school basketball

lives.

That’s what made

Raymer’s shot all the more

special.

“It meant the world [to

me],” Raymer said. “I’ve

been playing with these

seniors since I was a freshman

and they’ve been my

best friends, and to say this

is my last time playing on

our home court with them,

and to hit a shot like that

means the world to me.”

Providence coach Eileen

Copenhaver said she

was about four seconds

from calling a timeout

since she had one left, but

then Raymer found herself

open.

“That was fun stuff,”

Copenhaver said.

Copenhaver also had

high praise for sophomore

Megan Duzansky, who

early in the game, hurt her

hand, but missed nearly no

time. She just had it taped

and she got back on the

floor.

Duzansky played with

the varsity squad last year

as the Celtics were short

on size. Duzansky scored

12 points for the Celtics in

the regional championship

game.

“She’s very confident

and her shooting has improved

tremendously,”

Copenhaver said.

Duzansky hit a 3-pointer

to make it 44-35 in the final

minutes and a possession

later was one-of-two

from the free throw line

making it a 10-point game.

“That 3 gave us some

room, we tried to give it

right back, but how fun

was that?” Copenhaver

said.

After a fun-filled celebration

with family and

friends on the court, taking

the net down, taking

pictures, Copenhaver was

sure to compliment the

play from the Mustangs,

who found a way to stay in

the game.

“With young kids, you

have to find a way to relax

and we hit a shot at the

right time,” Copenhaver

said.

Girls Bowling

4

LW West seniors go out with solid state showing

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

Olivia Daujatas and Kenzie

Ullian ended their high

school bowling careers

where everyone would like

to: at the state finals.

While neither of the

Lincoln-Way West seniors

ended up in the top 12 to

get a state medal, they both

were in contention and both

bowled on the final day,

Saturday, Feb. 22, at The

Cherry Bowl in Rockford.

Ullian (2,360 pins over

12 games) finished 35th

and Daujatas (2,329) tied

for 41st.

Senior Mary Orf (2,743)

from O’Fallon was the individual

champion.

Both West bowlers were

four-year varsity members.

As sophomores, they were

the top two bowlers as West

placed 11th at state.

Daujatas made it as an

individual last season, placing

59th overall (2,224) but

Ullian didn't. So, it was

nice that the pair could go

out together.

"I didn't bowl my best,

but I was happy to make it

to Day No. 2,” Ullian said.

"I was here to watch last

year. It's more fun to bowl."

Both of them bowled

very well on the first day.

Daujatas rolled a 1,261

over six games that had

her in seventh place and included

five totals of at least

211. She opened the day

with great games of 234

and 235.

Ullian had a first-day total

of 1,241, which left her

in 14th. Every game was at

least 192 and she had backto-back

226 scores in the

third and fourth games.

But the second day was a

struggle for both. Daujatas

had only two games over

200, a 213 in the second

game and a 212 in the third.

"It just wasn't my day,"

Daujatas said. The first day

I was rocking and rolling,

and I was picking up every

spare. The second day

I couldn't get more than

a double, I couldn't string

strikes together.

"I'm definitely happy I

made it to Day No. 2. But

the second-day competition

is way different. If you go

downhill, you might never

get up.”

This is not the end of

bowling for either one of

them. Daujatas is heading

to Saint Xavier University

while Ullian will continue

to bowl at Mount Mercy in

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Something that was great

for Ullian was the fact that

her dad, Scott Ullian, was

the head coach at West the

last two years, after previously

coaching the boys

bowling team there.

"It was nice to have my

dad here as coach the past

two years," Kenzie Ullian

said.

Her dad was happy it

worked out, too.

"Both Olivia and Kenzie

bowled well and I'm proud

of them," Scott Ullian said.

"[The second day] was

a little difficult and they

didn't score as well. I know

Kenzie wasn't carrying

well.

"I'm going to miss all

the seniors but especially

[Kenzie]. I wanted to have

the whole team make it

here but we had two seniors

and they both made it

to Day 2”


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Boersma finishes fifth, Geigner sixth at state wrestling

4

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Providence sophomore

Ryan Boersma spent most

of the season as the state’s

top-ranked heavyweight

and lost just once in the

regular season, to an outof-state

competitor.

Boersma, though, was

upset at both the regional

and sectional competitions,

while still managing

to advance.

His state meet went

similarly. Boersma did not

end up at the top of the podium,

but he has two more

years to do that.

Boersma settled for fifth

this time around, beating

Plainfield East’s Zach

Barlev 3-0 in the Class

3A 285-pound fifth-place

match Saturday, Feb. 22,

at the State Farm Center in

Champaign.

“I feel like I wrestled

pretty solid,” Boersma

said. “I got caught a few

times, but I’m ready to

come back next year.

“I have to get a little

stronger and a little bigger.

I’m undersized and it

shows sometimes.”

Boersma (45-5) dropped

a hard-fought quarterfinal

to eventual undefeated

state champion Mike Bosco

of Sandburg in the quarterfinals,

falling 9-7.

He came back to beat

Hersey’s Austin Korba

7-2 in the blood round to

clinch his medal before

falling to Mount Carmel’s

Jalen Grant 8-3 in the consolation

semifinals.

Boersma was quick to

give his opponents credit.

“Those were some great

wrestlers that I lost to,” he

said. “They were seniors.

So, I can learn from it.”

Boersma rolled through

Illinois competition all

season until he lost backto-back

matches. First, he

was stunningly pinned by

Homewood-Flossmoor’s

Brian Smith in the championship

match at the Lockport

Regional.

He then lost his first

match at the Quincy Sectional,

falling 4-2 to Alton’s

Kyle Hughes in overtime.

He battled back to win

four straight on his way to

state, including rematches

with both Smith and

Hughes.

“At regionals, I was

shocked,” Boersma said.

“At sectionals, I didn’t

wrestle my best [in the first

match against Hughes],

came back the next day

and beat him.”

While Boersma fell

short of the state title he

certainly spent all year

dreaming about, he says he

will be able to look back

on the season and be proud

of all his success.

“I did some good things

this year, some not so good

things, but overall it will

be fondly remembered,”

he said.

Lincoln-Way West’s

Payton Geigner will certainly

fondly remember his

final tournament.

The senior earned a spot

on the podium for the first

time with a sixth-place finish

at 160.

Geigner (41-9) sealed

his state medal with a 4-2

win over Joliet West’s Jeremy

Pullen in the blood

round.

Geigner also pinned

Pullen at the Quincy Sectional.

“I just did the same stuff

I did last time,” Geigner

said. “He couldn’t score

on me last time and I knew

I could beat him.”

Geigner was a state

qualifier as a freshman but

Providence’s Ryan Boersma (left) wraps up with Plainfield East’s Zach Barlev in the

Class 3A 285-pound fifth-place match Saturday, Feb. 22, at the State Farm Center in

Champaign. Boersma won 3-0. Photos by Gary Middendorf/22Nd Century Media

Lincoln-Way West’s Javen Estrada shakes hands with Plainfield North’s Jared Gumila

after Gumila’s win in the Class 3A 138-pound quarterfinal wrestlebacks on Saturday,

Feb. 22, at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

missed out the last two

seasons.

“The last two years, I

didn’t make it down here,

so to get back and make it

to podium feels amazing,”

he said. “After all the hard

work, it feels so good.”

West coach Brian Glynn

was thrilled to see Geigner’s

success.

“I’m so happy for Payton,”

Glynn said. “I’ve

known him ever since he

grew up in the kids club.

He’s a guy who does it

the right way. He’s not the

most talented, not the most

athletic, but he embraced

the whole grind and truly

loves wrestling.

“I was so happy he got

rewarded for all the time

and effort he put into the

sport.”

Glynn said Geigner set

an example for the rest of

West’s wrestlers to follow.

“He makes it freshman

year, falls a little bit short

the last two years, and he

came back a different person

this year,” he said. “He

put in a lot of time in the

weight room, developed

his skills. He truly never

took a day off practice. It’s

great for him to show the

younger guys, ‘If you want

to medal, this is what you

do every day.’”

Payton and his twin

brother, Garrett, were fouryear

starters for West. Garrett

was a two-time state

qualifier but fell short this

season.

“They’re both leaving

here top five in career

wins,” Glynn said. “They

were on our [2016-17]

team that took third in the

state. People always say,

‘Oh, the Geigners are still

around?’ because they feel

like they’ve been around

for 10 years. They were

extremely special for our

program.”

West junior Javen Estrada

(41-4) fell one win

short of the podium as he

was pinned by Plainfield

North’s Jared Gumila in

the blood round.

“Javen had a tremendous

season,” Glynn said.

“To fall a little short kills,

but hopefully he learns

from this and next year he

can continue the success

and have success at the

right time, also.”


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fastbreak

Jarosz has an all-time all-around performance

4

steve millar/22nd century

media

1st and 3

THREE STATE

MEDAL-winning

performances

1. Korina Jarosz

Jarosz (above), a

LW co-op gymnast

and LW West senior

finished with an alltime

program-best

fifth-place finish

in the all-around.

She also took third

on uneven parallel

bars.

2. Ryan Boersma

The Providence

heavyweight

wrestler finished

fifth in Class 3A,

beating Plainfield

East’s Zach Barlev

3-0 in the fifthplace

match.

3. Payton Geigner

The LW West senior

wrestler was sixth

in Class 3A at 160

pounds, capping

his four-year varsity

career with his first

podium finish.

CHRIS WALKER, Freelance Reporter

Senior Korina Jarosz hit a home

run for Lincoln-Way co-op during

the IHSA girls gymnastics state

finals on Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday,

Feb. 22, at Palatine High

School.

While Jarosz didn’t trot around

the bases, she strolled up to the

award stand twice, placing fifth

in the all-around and third on the

uneven parallel bars.

Prairie Ridge co-op freshman

Gabrielle Riley won the all-around

and her team won its fourth state

title in six years, sneaking past

Carmel, 148.25 to 147.85.

Jarosz’s 37.325 all-around score

is the best at the state meet in

Lincoln-Way co-op history, besting

junior Joanna Waclawek’s

37.2 (2006), senior Erin Buswell’s

36.975 (2007) and her own 36.85

from last season, among others.

Her fifth-place finish is also the

highest in program history.

The 9.45 she scored on bars in

the finals, which was an increase

from her 9.4 during preliminaries,

earned her a third-place medal.

It’s also the third-best finish in

program history, and best on bars.

Cindy Giroux took second on

beam in 1990 and Laney Costello

took second on vault in 2007.

Perhaps most impressive was

how Jarosz, a LW West student,

went up well over a full point from

a 36.0 in the all-around at the Hinsdale

Central Sectional on Feb. 11.

“I was more calm than what I expected

so I think that really helped

me through the whole meet,” Jarosz

said. “And when [coach Kory

Thompson] told me I was fifth allaround

- because I didn’t know,

because I wasn’t checking, and just

Lincoln-Way co-op senior gymnast Korina Jarosz (right) finished fifth

in the all-around at the state meet. Photo submitted

don’t like to - and it was like a big

thing for me. I mean, it really means

a lot to me. I was not coming in and

expecting to score like I did.”

Grace Kmak didn’t have nearly

as great of a meet as Jarosz, but

she knows what it feels like to do

it. She also knows about hitting

home runs as a softball player.

“They’re both really good and

very similar and it feels really

good when you do that,” Kmak

said. “It’s exciting for the team

and it really helps the team score

and everyone’s confidence.”

Kmak got off to a nice start,

but didn’t finish as well as she

would’ve liked. She still ended

with a solid 35.875, which included

a 9.425 on vault and a 9.225 on

bars, a great rebound after struggling

a bit with an 8.225 at the

sectional.

Still, she was disappointed that

the meet didn’t go as well as she

had planned.

“It went pretty well at first, but

the second two events weren’t

my best and I was pretty upset

about it,” she said. “I could’ve

done better to advance, so maybe

next year. I don’t know why

things didn’t go as planned like

every other meet did. This one

just didn’t go the right way for

me.”

Junior Lucy Haas also represented

Lincoln-Way co-op, finishing

30th during the floor exercise

preliminaries with a 9.025. It was

the first time she had advanced to

state as an individual, something

that she’s still trying to soak into

her young head.

“It’s crazy how much better I’ve

gotten,” she said. “My confidence is

a lot higher this year as well. It took

a lot of work and a lot of effort. This

was so awesome. [This] was important

to me – qualifying and not just

there to compete with the team.”

For Jarosz, it was a storybook

ending to her high school gymnastics

career.

“It means a lot [to medal],” she

said. “I had been practicing this

bars routine over and over again

and just wanted to go in hitting

like I did [in the prelims]. Working

so hard on it, it really means so

much that I finished third on bars.

That’s like a big thing for me.”

High school gymnastics have

treated her well and she’s done the

sport proud.

“I had no idea what high school

gymnastics would be like coming

into it,” she said. “No way I

could’ve known it was going to be

the way like it turned out. I’m just

happy I ended up doing it freshman

year and look where I am now.”

Jarosz plans on studying speech

pathology at Elmhurst College

and ideally working with kids

some day. That might also include

coaching.

“I feel like I will eventually

coach,” she said. “Gymnastics has

been my whole life, so I know I’ll

want to go back to it.”

Jarosz and fellow senior Allie

Reis are set to graduate, but the

team will be in good hands with

Haas, Kmak, Emerson Colins,

Skylar Koczor, Sarah Rosinski

and Alexia Wikert back as part

of a huge senior class, as well

as sophomore Olivia Gonda and

freshman Natalie Hrkel.

LISTEN UP

“He’s a guy who does it the right way. He’s not the most talented, not the

most athletic, but he embraced the whole grind and truly loves wrestling.”

Brian Glynn– LW West wrestling coach, on senior Payton Geigner

closing his career with a sixth-place finish at state

what2watch

Boys Swimming, Friday, Feb. 28-Saturday, Feb. 29

IHSA State Finals at Evanston HS

• LW Central will compete in three events at state,

while LW East is in four.

Index

36 – 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 27, 2020

CLUTCH CELTICS

Raymer’s late three lifts

Providence girls basketball

to regional title, Page 37

REGIONAL RECOVERY

LW West girls basketball gets

scare before rolling to regional

title, Page 36

Providence wrestler Ryan Boersma, LW West wrestler Payton Geigner,

LW co-op gymnast Korina Jarosz bring home state medals, Pages 38-39

TOP LEFT: Providence’s Ryan Boersma works over Hersey’s Austin Korba at the state meet on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the

State Farm Center in Champaign. Boersma finished fifth in Class 3A at 285 pounds.

TOP RIGHT: Lincoln-Way West’s Payton Geigner celebrates after his win against East Aurora’s JayCee Gonzalez on

Saturday, Feb. 22, at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Geigner finished sixth in Class 3A at 160 pounds. PHOTOS BY

GARY MIDDENDORF/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

INSET: Lincoln-Way co-op gymnast and Lincoln-Way West senior Korina Jarosz finished fifth in the all-around and third

on bars at the state meet. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

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