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Homer Glen’s Award-Winning Hometown Newspaper HomerHorizonDaily.com • March 26, 2020 • Vol. 15 No. 9 • $1

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Lockport Township High School students,

staff adapt to new learning methods in light

of the coronavirus pandemic, Page 6

LTHS math teacher Ryan Visser gives instruction from his

kitchen. Photo Submitted

Sticking

together

Restaurants in Homer

Glen are banding together

to keep up business after

state-wide ban on dine-in

customers, Page 3

Election 2020

Newman upsets

longtime U.S. Rep.

Lipinski; Homer

Glen’s own Fricilone

wins Republican nod

in D3, Page 9

First Will

County

death

The first death in

Will County from

COVID-19 was

recorded, Page 4


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Homer restaurants

stick together amid

new challenges

Will O’Brien

Freelance Reporter

Small business-owners

are resilient by nature, but

business challenges don’t

usually look like COV-

ID-19.

Homer Glen’s shopkeepers

and restaurateurs,

however, are working to

cope, changing operations,

increasing sanitation

and staying optimistic

about a return to

normalcy sooner than

later.

Kenootz Pizza at 15755

S. Bell Road in Homer

Glen said they already had

the infrastructure in place

for delivery, so the transition

hasn’t been that difficult

for them. Actually,

Kris Boylan, one of the

owners of Kenootz, said

the restaurant has been

operating more or less as

usual.

“It hasn’t been that

much different at all,”

Boylan said. “We’re still

following all of the same

procedures before, because

we were doing

things the right way before,

so why change? We

have added hand sanitizer,

but that’s about it.”

Since Kenootz already

had the delivery model

pretty well figured out,

they started lending a

hand to other business --

their competitors -- who

were stumbling with the

new way of doing business.

“As a business, we’re

trying to stick together

with the other businesses,”

Boylan said. “My

delivery driver just took

a delivery for the business

next door because they’re

without one. That’s kind

of the way we’re looking

at it -- we’re all in this together.”

So when Rubi Agave,

a restaurant that doesn’t

normally sell pizza, decided

to make a special

Mexican pizza for delivery

customers, they needed

the cardboard trays

that go underneath the

pizza in the boxes, called

“rounds.” Rather than

selling the rounds to Rubi

Agave or telling them that

Kenootz needed them

more, Boylan just donated

them at no cost.

“They would do the

same for me. We have to

be there for each other.”

Ruben Pazmino, Rubi

Agave’s owner and a

Village trustee, has had

to make similar adjustments.

Rubi Agave, at 12622

W. 159th St., is opening

earlier, cutting prices and

bringing back some popular

dishes of the past.

“We want them to come

regularly, so we’re trying

to make it so they can,”

Pazmino said.

The restaurant, open

for about seven years,

has been active in sharing

word of those changes

through social media,

advertising alcohol-free

“mocktails” before the

Village’s ruling on drinks.

Rubi Agave is now selling

the mocktails as well

as its regular range of

libations.

Pazmino, who’s also

had to reduce man-hours

at his operation, said he’s

using social media to

promote other area businesses

that might not have

the marketing budget

of his.

“I’m just trying to remind

everyone to come

out and support local

businesses,” he said. “You

can’t have the same food

everyday, and we’re all in

this together.”

In addition to running

orders to vehicles outdoors,

Pazmino’s employees

are staying busy

cleaning, organizing and

attending to tasks that

sometimes get overlooked

when the restaurant is fully

humming.

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Rubi Agave employee Demir Akyurek runs an order out to customer Jamie Lahey. The Latin fusion restaurant is

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D92 parent self quarantines after

possible exposure to coronavirus

Abhinanda Datta

Contributing Editor

Though there is no positive

test, a parent at Lockport’s

Ludwig School may have been

exposed to the coronavirus

at work, according to a letter

from District 92 Superintendent

Tim Arnold.

The community letter stated

that Arnold spoke to the parent

at 10 p.m. on the night of

Tuesday, March 17, to verify

the status.

The Ludwig parent was exposed

to a student at the school

where the parent teaches and

the student’s father owns a

business that has an employee

who has been tested, but no results

are available yet.

According to Arnold, the

From march 18

school district is monitoring

the student and their family.

There are no positive test results

at this time

The Ludwig parent has been

self-quarantining and acting

out of an abundance of caution.

No family members have been

on school grounds since March

13.

“Throughout last night and

this morning I have been in

contact with the Illinois Coronavirus

Hotline, the Will

County ROE, and the CDPH,

to ensure that District 92 is

taking every responsible measure

to ensure the safety of our

community,” Arnold wrote in

the letter.

D92 staff are being asked to

stay home as authorities assess

the situation.

A case of COVID-19 has led to a death in Will County

T.J. Kremer III, Contributing Editor

From march 19

The Illinois Department

of Public Health announced

Thursday, March 19, the death

of three more people in Illinois

with COVID-19, the disease

caused by the coronavirus,

bringing the total deaths in the

state related to the illness to

nine as of press time, Monday,

March 23.

The individuals include a

Will County resident in his

50s, a Cook County resident

in her 80s and an out-of-state

resident in her 70s visting Sangamon

County, according to the

statement.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a

total of 1,049 cases in 22 counties

in Illinois. Cases have occurred

in ages 9 to 99.

Will County Executive Larry

Walsh on March 16 issued a

Proclamation of a Disaster for

Will County via email in relation

to the COVID-19 outbreak

across the county. This

proclamation will activate the

county’s emergency response

plans to assist the residents during

this time, according to the

email.

The email advised to limit

gatherings with more than 50

people and to consistently wash

hands and use hand sanitizer.

People also are encouraged

to self-quarantine to limit the

spread of the virus.

The Will County Health

Department is recommending

the following actions be

taken for those who feel they

may have been exposed to the

coronavirus:

• Isolate yourself and selfmonitor

for the symptoms. This

includes taking your temperature

three times daily (morning,

afternoon, evening) to check for

a fever, along with watching for

other symptoms such as cough

and shortness of breath.

• If you do have these symptoms,

you are asked to phone

your medical provider for an

examination, as your medical

provider is the one who knows

you and your family’s medical

conditions best. Always call

ahead of time, as your provider

may have certain times or areas

where they prefer symptomatic

patients to go.

• Call the hotline. The Will

County Health Department has

established a Coronavirus hotline

for questions, available from

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through

Friday at (815) 740-8977.

State Residents are encouraged

to continue to monitor the

Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention’s website for more

information: www.cdc.gov/

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Dunkin’ Donuts burglarized twice in four days

Benjamin Conboy

Assistant Editor

The Dunkin’ Donuts

at 14135 S. Bell Road

in Homer Glen was burglarized

twice in a matter

of four days, on Saturday,

March 14, and

again on Tuesday, March

17, according to the

Will County Sheriff’s

Department.

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Approximately $400

was stolen from the cash

register, and more cash

was stolen from a back office,

Hoffmeyer said.

Police described the

offender as a male who

is approximately 6 feet 1

inches tall, based on surveillance

video. Police

could not determine a race

because the offender’s

face was obscured by a

hood and baseball hat.

On the morning of

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were again called

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a.m. who found the cash

register drawer on the

counter and loose change

on the floor, Hoffmeyer

said.

Two offenders, a white

male and black male,

dressed in all black with

scarves over their faces,

stole about $300, Hoffmeyer

said.

Deputies found no signs

of forced entry and all

doors were locked when

they arrived, Hoffmeyer

said.

Police are unsure if the

two crimes are connected,

and said an investigation

is ongoing.

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LTHS gets good response in early days of e-learning

Will O’Brien

Freelance Reporter

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The classrooms of

Lockport Township High

School may be empty,

but its students and teachers

are still doing plenty

of learning as the school

community adapts to a

fully remote education experience.

The school’s last day of

normal operations was-

March 13, when Gov. J.B.

Pritzker ordered all Illinois

schools closed in response

to the outbreak of the CO-

VID-19 virus. Teachers

and students were allowed

inside Monday, March 16,

to collect books and other

materials but have since

followed District 205’s

emergency e-learning

plan, which is focused on

relearning and enhancing

lessons covered earlier in

the school year.

Lockport Township

has information on the e-

learning plan prominently

displayed on its www.lths.

org. Teachers, guidance

counselors and high school

staff are all available to

students and families with

questions.

Students are being

asked to be online every

school day, during which

they’ll receive assignments

from teachers via

email and Google Classroom.

Teachers are also

using tools like Hangouts

Meet, Google’s videoconferencing

program, to

carry out lessons.

Many of the school’s

teachers are already adept

at using such tools, said

Kate Fahey, an instructional

technology specialist

responsible for helping

teachers utilize technology.

Some were already

practicing the “flipped

Pictured is an empty classroom at Lockport Township High School. The school’s last day of normal operations was March 13. Teachers and

students have since followed an emergency e-learning program. Photo Submitted

classroom” teaching style,

in which students watch recorded

lectures for homework

at night and come

to class the following day

prepared to engage.

District 205 implemented

a 1:1 technology initiative

six years ago, meaning

all students are given a

laptop at the beginning of

the school year.

“It’s going well so far,”

Fahey said. “The first day

was a little hectic, but students

are attending and

showing up and we’re really

seeing that everyone

still wants to be engaged

in a face to face way.”

In addition to posting assignments

and holding office

hours, teachers are being

required to respond to

student and parent emails

within 24 hours.

The two-campus high

school began preparations

as the COVID situation

began to pick up steam,

quickly pulling together a

task force comprising administrators,

department

chairs and teachers to develop

the e-learning plan,

said Lorie Cristofaro, assistant

superintendent for

curriculum and instruction.

“We were in good shape,

having both the technology

we need and the capacity

to properly use the

tools,” Cristofaro said.

“The whole team was super-responsive

and have

really shown their commitment

to the students.”

As of Thursday, March

20, Lockport Township

had Monday, April 6, set

as its return date, though

district officials said the

date could certainly shift,

as could graduation.

“We can’t speculate on

the future but are actively

trying to keep our Porter

families informed to the

best of our ability in this

very challenging time,”

Janine Wheeler, the district’s

director of public

relations, said via email.

Lockport Township has

3,789 students and 445

staff. Though the district

has increasingly embraced

technology in recent years,

it did not have a full e-

learning program in place

prior to the COVID outbreak,

Fahey said.

The unprecedented

times, though uncertain,

are allowing teachers, students

and parents to see the

full possibilities of digital

tools, she said.

“That’s definitely the

silver lining,” she said.

“The teachers and the

students have risen to the

circumstances and are

making the best of it. So

much of teaching is about

building relationships, so

we’re working hard to help

teachers maintain them.”

The district’s online explanation

of the e-learning

program says the curriculum

will help students develop

skills that will come

in handy later, in college

and in their careers.

Cristofaro said the district

will continue to assess

the situation and adjust

as needed so the rest of

the school year can go as

smoothly as possible.

“We’re doing everything

we can to best respond to

what all our stakeholders

are saying,” she said. “Just

like everyone else, we’ll

continue discussing, planning

and thinking for the

future.”


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Homer Glen man tests

positive for coronavirus

Benjamin Conboy

Assistant Editor

A Homer Glen man in

his 50s has tested positive

for the novel coronavirus,

the first known case in

the Village, according to

Steve Brandy, Will County

Health Department spokesperson.

As of press time, Monday,

March 23, 21 individuals

in Will County have

tested positive for the novel

coronavirus, according to

the Will County Health Department.

There are 1,045

confirmed cases in Illinois

and nine deaths, according

to the Illinois Department

of Public Health.

From march 20

The Will County Health

Department is recommending

the following actions

be taken for those who feel

they may have been exposed

to the coronavirus:

• Isolate yourself and

self-monitor for the symptoms.

This includes taking

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Election 2020

Homer Glen’s Fricilone wins Republican nomination in D3 race

Thomas Czaja, Editor

to Newman’s 17,741

(44.39). Darwish took

1,353 votes (3.39) there,

while Hughes gained

1,086 (2.72).

But Newman gained

more ground in Will County,

where she took 5,035

votes (54.24) to Lipinski’s

3,493 (37.63). Darwish

and Hughes rounded

out numbers there with

481 (5.18) and 274 votes

(2.95), respectively.

In Dupage County,

Newman had 94 votes,

Lipinski 43, Darwish 7

and Hughes 3.

Lipinski narrowly beat

Newman in the 2018

Democratic primary and

retained his seat. In November,

Newman is set to

face off against Republican

challenger Mike Fricilone.

Homer

Glen resident

and

Will County

Board

Minority

Leader and

District 7 Fricilone

Member

Mike Fricilone won the

Republican nomination for

the United States Congressional

District 3 race on

Tuesday, March 17, in the

Primary Election.

Fricilone secured a total

of 9,253 votes (57.60

percent), with Catherine

O’Shea a distant second

at 5,198 votes (32.35 percent)

and Arthur Jones at

1,613 votes (10.04 percent),

according to unofficial

results from the Board

of Election Commissioners

for the City of Chicago,

as well as clerks’ offices

from suburban Cook,

Will and DuPage counties.

These numbers are still

with precincts not yet reported

for suburban Cook

County and one precinct

not yet reported for the

Board of Election Commissioners

for the City of

Chicago, as of Wednesday,

March 18.

Fricilone tweeted on

election night from his

Fricilone For Congress

@FriciloneMike Twitter

handle saying, “Thank you

to everyone that voted for

me! We have won Illinois’

3rd Congressional District

Republican Primary! Full

speed ahead to victory in

November! #IL03.”

First elected to the Will

County Board in 2012,

Fricilone, 65, had said

prior to the primary he

ran to uphold Republican

values, noting Jones, a

self-avowed neo-Nazi and

Holocaust denier, had also

run in the same primary in

2018, then unopposed and

ultimately representing the

party. Despite Jones’ extremist

views, he was still

able to garner roughly 10

percent of the overall vote

in this year’s primary.

Fricilone earned 3,110

votes (73.80 percent) in

Will County, outpacing opponents

Catherine O’Shea,

who had 783 votes (18.58

percent), and Jones, who

finished with 321 votes

(7.62 percent), with all 43

precincts reporting, according

to unofficial results

from the Will County

Clerk’s Office.

The highest number

of votes was in suburban

Cook County, where with

249 of 252 precincts reporting,

Fricilone captured

5,096 votes, good for 54.34

percent. O’Shea had 3,280

votes (34.98 percent) and

Jones 1,002 votes (10.68

percent) there.

The Board of Election

Commissioners for

the City or Chicago, with

202 out of 203 precincts

reporting, had O’Shea

with 1,125 votes or 46.18

percent, with Fricilone at

1,025 votes or 42.08 percent

and Jones at 286 votes

or 11.74 percent.

Finally, in DuPage

County, Fricilone had

22 votes (61.11 percent),

O’Shea 10 votes (27.78

percent) and Jones with 4

votes (11.11 percent) with

9

all precincts reporting

there.

Fricilone will now take

on progressive Marie

Newman come November,

who upset longtime

incumbent Dan Lipinski

on the Democratic side of

the Congressional District

3 primary.

All election results are

considered unofficial until

a canvassing of votes is

completed, and absentee,

provisional and grace period

ballots are counted.

Congressional District 3

includes all or portions of

Orland Park, Tinley Park,

Homer Glen, Lockport and

New Lenox.

ELECTION 2020

Newman wins Democratic nomination in

second go at long-time D3 Rep. Lipinski

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Democratic challenger

Marie Newman

unseated

longtime

U.S.

Rep. Daniel

Lipinski for

her party’s

nomination Newman

for the 3rd

District.

Newman defeated

Lipinski by an unofficial

vote count of 49,098

(47.27 percent of ballots

cast) to 46,315 (44.59),

according to unofficial

results from the Cook,

Will and DuPage County

Clerks’ Offices, as well

as the Board of Election

Commissioners for

the City of Chicago.

Challenger Rush Darwish

finished third with

6,070 (5.84) and Charles

M. Hughes last at 2,376

(2.29), as of Saturday,

March 21.

“Together, we won in

the face of adversity,”

Newman wrote in a Facebook

post to supporters.

“We not only defeated a

long-time incumbent but

we powered through [get

out the vote] in a public

health crisis.”

Newman received

26,228 votes (48.15) in

suburban Cook County,

while Lipinski took

22,996 (42.22), with all

precincts reporting. Darwish

pulled in 4,229 (7.76)

there, while Hughes had

1,013 (1.86).

In Chicago, Lipinski led

with 19,783 votes (49.50)

9

Village Hall closes to visitors and staff

Submitted by the Village

of Homer Glen

At the direction of

Governor Pritzker (Executive

Order #2020-10)

the Village Hall will be

closed until April 7. This

means Village Hall will

not be staffed. All police

administration and nonemergency

calls should be

directed to the Will County

Sheriff’s Department

at (708) 301-9274. For

emergencies, call 9-1-1.

The Will County Sheriff’s

Department personnel

will continue to respond

to service calls and patrol

the Village of Homer

Glen.

Essential employees

will continue to monitor

our Village Facilities and

Parks. Department email

boxes will be checked

periodically and will be

responded to as personnel

is available. Village Hall

phones will not be answered.

Department email

boxes are as follows: vil

lage@homerglenil.org,

buildingdepartment@

homerglenil.org, zoning@

homerglenil.org, busi

ness@homerglenil.org,

developmentservices@

homerglenil.org

Village Websites and

Social Media Posts

The Village will continue

to provide public

updates and information

via our website – www.

homerglenil.org and our

Facebook page @villa

geofhomerglen. Our residents

and businesses are

strongly encouraged to

follow these official public

sites.

We have also partnered

with all of our first responders

and we are jointly

using the Village website

to convey important

information to the Homer

Glen community.

Small Business Assistance

The Village Board will

be considering adoption of

an emergency small business

assistance program on

March 25, 2020. Details of

the proposed program can

be found at HomerGlenIL.

org.

Village Board Meetings

Per the Governor’s Executive

Order No. 5, issued

on March 16, 2020, the

Village Board will conduct

necessary Village business

remotely for the regularly

scheduled board meeting

on March 25, 2020. The

public agenda packet will

be posted on the Village’s

website. Public minutes

of the meeting will still

be taken and shared with

the public. The proposed

FY21 Village budget will

also be posted on the Village

website. The Village’s

current fiscal year budget

expires April 30, 2020.


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Family First Medical

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drive-up testing for the

coronavirus.

Testing begins with a

phone consultation, followed

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according to Ryan

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FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Four patients test positive

for coronavirus at Silver

Cross Hospital

Four inpatients at Silver

Cross Hospital have tested

positive for COVID-19,

according to an email sent

by President/CEO Ruth

Colby on Monday, March

23.

In the same email received

March 23, Silver

Cross noted it has tested

138 patients to date, with

51 of those coming back

negative. It is awaiting the

results of 83 others. The

email states that 29 persons

under investigation

are in-house.

Silver Cross had its first

patient test positive March

18.

In a separate email received

Thursday, March

19, Silver Cross noted

it has tested 44 patients

to date, with 17 of those

coming back negative. It is

awaiting the results of 26

others, four of whom are

inpatient.

The email sent on March

19 also states that Silver

Cross received a shipment

of N95 and paper masks.

N-95 masks can be reused

throughout a shift.

The hospital also announced

that as of March

18 it is not allowing visitors

in any area of the

hospital, which includes

inpatient, outpatient and

the emergency department.

The public will not

be allowed to wait in the

hospital lobby. For more

information about the visitor

policy, visit silvercross.

org.

Limited exceptions are

to be made for single visitors

over the age of 18 to

pediatric, end-of-life and

critically ill patients, to be

determined on a case-bycase

basis, according to

the email. Patients in the

Mother Baby Unit may

have one visitor, as well.

Also as of March 18, the

hospital started screening

all people who enter the

hospital at all four locations.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more, visit New

LenoxPatriotDaily.com.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Virtual gallery lets

residents appreciate area

artists from home

The Frankfort Arts Association’s

downtown

gallery may be temporarily

closed, but community

members can still enjoy local

artists’ work by visiting

the organization’s newlylaunched

digital gallery.

The association’s latest

exhibition, titled “Treasures,”

challenged artists

to create artwork with a focus

on something valuable

to them. Originally slated

to run March 8 through

April 25 at the physical

gallery, the exhibition has

since moved to an online

format at frankfortartsassociation.org.

Frankfort Arts Association

board member Katie

Stempniak said the organization’s

leadership opted

to create the digital gallery

in an effort to help “flatten

the curve” by reducing potential

community spread

of COVID-19.

“We just wanted to be

able to give the community

somewhere to go and

virtually appreciate some

of the art, and give them

the option to purchase it

if they wanted to,” Stempniak

explained. “We want

to be part of the community,

and whether it’s in-person

in the gallery, a pop-up

gallery or a virtual gallery,

we just want to support local

arts and artists.”

Reporting by Nuria Mathog,

Editor. For more, visit Frank

fortStationDaily.com.


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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From HomerHorizonDaily.com from

Monday, March 23.

1. BREAKING: Homer Glen man tests

positive for coronavirus

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for the coronavirus at Silver Cross

Hospital

3. BREAKING: D92 parent self

quarantines after possible exposure to

coronavirus

4. BREAKING: Dunkin’ Donuts

burglarized twice in four days

5. News from your Neighbors: Parking

obstacle overcome for proposed taco

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From the Editor

Finding the words to say farewell to the community

Thomas Czaja

tom@homerhorizon.com

Upon starting this

column, it has

again become apparent

that, while saying

hello can be intimidating

with meeting someone

new for the first time and

arriving at a new place, it

is much more difficult to

say goodbye.

And as the great and

wise Winnie the Pooh once

said, “How lucky am I to

have something that makes

saying goodbye so hard.”

It is definitely bittersweet

to announce here to

each of you that, after first

beginning full-time at 22nd

Century Media in September

2014 as assistant editor

to The Homer Horizon and

The Lockport Legend, and

having served since March

2015 as the editor of this

publication, I am leaving

the company, having

accepted a marketing/communications

opportunity

elsewhere. It has truly been

a good run, one filled with

countless memories along

the way.

When asked what I

will miss the most about

this role, the answer is

immediately apparent to

me: the people. And when

I say the people, I mean

everyone in the community

who has accepted me

since Day 1, those who

have showed me kindness

and allowed me and us to

share moments, sometimes

quite personal ones, of

their lives. I have gotten a

chance to report on a bit

of everything in my time

here, and each of those experiences

and stories have

helped me grow along the

way, too.

When I say the people,

I also mean the hardworking,

talented and highcharacter

fellow journalists

I have gotten to work with

in our office. I am happy

to have made a number of

friends here, and I cherish

the time and memories

spent with them, as well.

That said, I need to say

thank you to so many.

Thank you to God, to my

wonderful fiancee, Emma,

to my parents and to the

rest of my family and

friends for all their love

and support. I can say with

confidence I would not

have reached where I am

today without them and

the inspiration, advice, encouragement

and so much

more that they each always

provide.

I want to thank 22nd

Century Media and its

management for giving me

CONTACT

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my voice and lead this

publication as long as I

have. I’d like to also thank

the handful of assistant

editors and interns, as

well as freelancers, I have

worked with over the years

for their hard work and

sharing their talent for the

betterment of this paper.

Of course, I want to

thank you, too, loyal

reader, for coming back

to these pages week after

week, month after month,

year after year. We do all

this for you, so you can

stay informed and learn

about various things going

on in your community.

I know this paper will

remain in good hands

when I leave, and I will

continue to keep up on

what is going on in Homer

Glen and the surrounding

area. I have worked here

long enough that Homer

Glen now feels like a second

home to me, and that

will not change.

Goodbye may be a difficult

word to say or even

type, but please know it

will always be a fond hello

from me each and every

time I visit the community,

a hello like greeting

an old friend I have so

many shared unforgettable

memories with.

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Booked up

A Homer native has finally found time to revamp

her YouTube page dedicated to books, Page 14

Curbing the spread Chesdan’s

provides curbside service, talks cleanliness amid

growing coronavirus concerns, Page 16

Left to right:

Kaitlyn Yoder

and her two

daughters,

Emmy and

Avery, decorated

their window

with homemade

shamrocks and

were able to

get out of the

house to hunt

for others in

Homer Glen’s

Pebble Creek

neighborhood

on Tuesday,

March 17.

Benjamin

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Homer residents organize

scavenger hunt to give

children a safe, fun

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14 | March 26, 2020 | the homer horizon life & arts

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Homer native eyes opportunity to revamp YouTube channel during stay-at-home order

Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter

When Gabby Bach, a Homer

Glen native and sophomore at

Columbia College in Chicago,

was sent home from school due

to the outbreak of the coronavirus,

the avid reader knew this

gave her an opportunity.

She said she’s going to revamp

her YouTube channel, where she

talks about books, meets authors

and encourage reading during a

time when everyone is sequestered

in their homes.

“I started my YouTube channel

in 2015,” said Bach, who graduated

Lockport Township High

School in 2019 is now studying

broadcast journalism. Bach is a

sophomore in college after taking

several college classes in

high school. Today she maintains

a 4.0 GPA. “My YouTube channel

is called GABBY A BOOKS.

I wanted it to be clever.”

When Columbia College

closed its doors for in-person

classes, Bach explains the new

college norms in Illinois.

“After getting the last two

weeks of March off, I go back

to school online as of April 6,”

explains Bach. “Columbia is

a liberal arts college and they

rely on being in a community

and collaborating together. The

school wanted the students that

are in the film department and

theatre and music department to

be together and make sure all the

students had a place to stay.”

Columbia is planning to complete

the school year online

sometime in May.

“I was looking forward to

covering the Illinois primary as

well as doing an audit in my social

media class,” Bach said. “A

lot of Columbia is in person so

I was disappointed that it was

canceled. They still have encouraged

us to get the best possible

experience, despite now learning

online.”

As Bach continues to talk,

there are about five novels piled

up on her kitchen table. She’s

read all of the books within a

short amount of time. It’s her

love of reading that has encouraged

her to share that love with

other booktubers, as the community

calls itself.

“When I was in 6th grade

my friend introduced me to Instagram,

from there on I went

to Twitter,” said Bach. “What

social media does for me more

than anything else is to share the

same interests that I have. My

friends are not avid readers like

I am so social media gives me

the capability to share that with

others across the world. It has

helped me make a lot of friends

An avid reader since she was young, Gabby Bach of Homer Glen holds some of the most recent novels

she has read. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

and grow into my skin.”

Bach began her YouTube

channel talking about pop culture,

books and movies.

“This is a way to express my

interests,” added Bach. “There

are so many people that are like

me, there are 600,000 booktubers.

It’s been fun to get to be

part of that community.”

“One of the big things about

the YouTube community is that

there is a divide between the big

channels and the smaller channels

that began recently,” said

Bach. “The smaller creators

recognize that divide and want

to do something for all of us

to come together and share our

love of books and being able to

entertain other people during

this time.

“There are a lot of people

stuck inside their house and feeling

alone and freaked out. I want

to just hang out with them and

talk about the books we’re reading

and be able to come together

as a community and bring it to

everyone in a live format.”

FAITH BRIEFS

Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

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

Sunday Worship on Facebook Live

9:30 a.m. Sundays. Visit

the Cross of Glory Lutheran

Church Facebook page. Stay in

the comfort of your home with

prayer, music and message from

Pastor Dana.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish

(16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Online Mass

All Masses and gatherings are

canceled until further notice by

order of Bishop Richard Pates.

Masses can be viewed online radiotv.archchicago.org/television/

broadcast-masses.

St. Bernard Parish

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

Mass canceled

All Masses and gatherings are

canceled until further notice by

order of Bishop Richard Pates.

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

(14610 S. Will Cook Road, Homer Glen)

Online Mass

All services, including Sundays,

are canceled until further

notice. This includes Holy Week

and Easter. The Divine Liturgy

from the Cathedral of St. John the

Baptist can be seen live at 10 a.m.

at www.logos.tv/parma-live.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

(15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Online Mass

All church services are canceled

indefinitely. Worship services

will be available to watch

online Sunday mornings beginning

at 9:45 a.m. online at www.

assumptionchicago.org/video/

liturgical-videos.

New Life Community Church - Homer Glen

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

Online Mass

All in-person Masses and

gatherings are canceled. Church

can be viewed online Sundays

at 10 a.m. at newlifecommunity.

church/homer-glen/.

Parkview Christian Church - Homer Glen

(14367 W. 159th St., Homer Glen)

Online Mass

All in-person gatherings are

canceled. Online services on

Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 4:30

p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m.,

10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Online

services can be seen at www.

parkviewchurch.tv/.

First United Methodist Church of Lockport

(1000 S. Washington St., Lockport)

Online Mass

In-person Masses are canceled.

Services can be viewed

online at www.umc.org/en/content/where-to-worship-online.

Lemont United Methodist Church

(25 W. Custer St., Lemont)

All services canceled

All services and events are

canceled until further notice.

Christ Community Church

(13400 Bell Road, Lemont)

Online Mass

Online Sunday worship at

9:30 a.m. can be viewed at www.

ccconbell.com/teachings/.

Have something for Faith Briefs?

Contact Assistant Editor Benjamin

Conboy at b.conboy@22ndcentury

media.com or call (708) 326-9170

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Homer residents create scavenger hunt to give youth safe outdoor activity

5

Benjamin Conboy

Assistant Editor

As the world around

them stopped and people

sealed themselves in their

homes, one neighborhood

in Homer Glen found

a way to get out of the

house while practicing social

distancing.

On Tuesday, March

17, residents of the Pebble

Creek neighborhood

hung up shamrocks in

their front windows and

challenged local kids

to find as many as they

can. Throughout the rest

of the week, it offered a

way for kids to get out

of the house and burn off

some energy while everyone

is stuck in their

houses.

Kaitlyn Yoder, a resident

of Pebble Creek,

found out about the hunt

on Facebook.

“It falls under the social

distancing guidelines

because we can all do it

from our houses and decorate,”

Yoder said. “But we

can still get out and walk

around the neighborhood

and ride bikes with your

family and make a game

of it.”

With the world slowing

down, people are coming

to terms with the fact that

some things they have enjoyed

in the past might not

be there for them as the

novel coronavirus continues

to spread across the

country.

“This way, we still get

to kind of celebrate St.

Patrick’s Day and get out

of the house while doing

it,” said Yoder, who was

wearing a green White

Sox hat and a bright green

cardigan as she worked

from home.

After the work day

was over, Yoder and her

husband took their two

“Italy is being hit so hard right

now, and what are they doing?

They’re singing. And I think

we’re going to see that with the

American people. We’re going

to stop panicking and buying

toilet paper, and we’re going to

start singing.”

Karen Sadler — Homer Glen resident, on

American resilience

daughters out hunting for

shamrocks.

There was on shamrock

that was luckier than all of

them: Karen Sadler’s massive

four-foot shamrock.

Sadler, who is a teacher

at Hinsdale Hospital, said

she was inspired to participate

in the hunt to foster

community when people

seem so withdrawn. “You

can do this and be across

the street from your neighbors,

say hi and wave, and

you can still connect with

one another,” Sadler said.

Sadler said the hunt is

all about reminding people

that even in the times

they feel so apart, everyone

is still in this together.

“We’re seeing this

across the world right

now,” Sadler said. “Italy

is being hit so hard right

now, and what are they

doing? They’re singing.

“And I think we’re going

to see that with the

American people. We’re

going to stop panicking

and buying toilet paper,

and we’re going to start

singing.”

Sadler offered prizes

to the families that spotted

the extra-large shamrock.

She called Kenootz

Pizza in Homer Glen and

ordered five pizzas and

50 cookies and told them

to give them to the first

people who spotted her

shamrock.

“What kid doesn’t want

to earn a prize?” Sadler

said. “We thought that

would get the kids to encourage

someone to take

them out. It’s also a great

way to support local businesses

when they’re getting

hit hard, too.”

Pebble Creek resident

Laurie Cepkauskas said

her kids had been cooped

up for nearly a week when

they started hunting the

shamrocks.

“My son Tyler, he was

so excited to get outside

because we had been

locked down for a week. It

was like trick-or-treating,

you couldn’t get the kids

to come inside,” Cepkauskas

said.

Tyler and his sister, Emily,

ended up finding 57

shamrocks — including

the golden ticket four-foot

shamrock, which earned

him a pizza from Kenootz.

Sadler was inspired to

share the shamrock hunt

Justyn Boyce spotted Karen Sadler’s prized 4-foot shamrock on display in her front

window. Photo Submitted

because of her past experiences

with her daughter

and scavenger hunts. For

years, they participated in

Village-wide scavenger

hunts that they enjoyed, so

she thought now was the

perfect time to get another

one going.

Sadler said she was encouraged

by the turnout for

their local shamrock hunt

and is going to be organizing

more across Lockport

and Homer Glen as people

continue to be locked

down in their houses.

RIGHT: Tyler Cepkauskas

spotted 57 shamrocks

in the Pebble Creek

neighborhood in Homer

Glen throughout the week

of Monday, March 16,

earning him a free pizza

from Kenootz Pizza.


16 | March 26, 2020 | the homer horizon dining out

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The Dish

Chesdan’s remains operational with curbside pickup, delivery during pandemic

Business continues

to serve customers

their favorites

Thomas Czaja, Editor

“Support your local restaurants.

It’ll be good for everybody.”

Dan Garr — Chesdan’s owner

With several modifications,

a Homer Glen business,

like many others, is

ready to keep filling orders

for the cuisine patrons

want during a global pandemic.

Chesdan’s Pizzeria &

Grille in Homer Glen has

had carryout and delivery

options for a while, meaning

it was prepared for

recent, indefinite changes,

according to owner Dan

Garr.

With Gov. J.B. Pritzker

mandating all bars

and restaurants in the state

eliminate dine-in through

March 30 because of coronavirus

concerns, establishments

are doing what

they can to keep business

going. Takeout via pickup

and delivery, which Chesdan’s

does, are still allowed,

as are drive-thrus.

“We are pretty well set

in terms of having boxing,

delivery bags,” Garr said.

“We have quadrants set

up, and our staff is trained

to take credit cards over

the phone for deliveries or

curbside pickups.”

The business announced

on its Facebook page

March 17 that while patrons

cannot currently dine

in, Chesdan’s is not limiting

its menu for pickups

and delivery. During this

unprecedented time, all

deliveries are free and taking

place all day, beginning

at 11 a.m.

“Somebody can be out

in the parking lot, and they

can always call and we’ll

run it out to them,” Garr

added about pickups.

Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille

15764 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen

Hours:

• 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

• Noon-9 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 301-8300

Web: chesdanspizza.com

In terms of cleanliness,

Chesdan’s is following the

Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention guidelines,

along with sanitization

checklists. Staff there

wear gloves. Disinfectant

has always been at maximum

strength, and door

handles and pens that are

frequently used are being

wiped down as much as

they possibly can be.

Customers can still walk

in to pick up their order,

but if they are not comfortable

doing so given the

circumstances, curbside

remains the best option,

with a pickup area set up

on the side of the building.

That said, Chesdan’s is

still trying to do all it can

for its employees.

“We are trying to keep

the waitstaff working,

because we do need hostesses

and people manning

the phones for deliveries,

pickups and things of that

nature,” Garr said.

He noted on the first day

of the new guidelines, on

St. Patrick’s Day, that orders

were still coming in at

a decent pace. On March

17 on Facebook, the business

wrote, “A great big

thank you to all our loyal

Chesdan’s customers who

are placing those curbside

pickup and delivery orders!

We love you!”

Garr said since Chesdan’s

makes everything

from pizzas to pastas to

sandwiches to desserts

and more, he expects a

mix of their offerings to

keep moving out the door.

Those in the mood for a

pizza can still get the likes

of a large 14-inch thin

crust cheese ($18.50) that

serves 3-4 people, or any

of their other pies with

various sizing, pricing and

toppings.

Elsewhere on the menu,

the baked rigatoni ($17 or

$12.30 for the meta portion)

comes with tomato

Alfredo and mozzarella

cheese, with the option to

add spinach, mushrooms

or broccoli for $3 each.

That and the Parmesancrusted

tilapia ($15.55)

— served with garlic butter,

lemon and Parmesan

— are solid options during

Lent or anytime.

While it is unknown

what the future holds, including

if the no-dining in

mandate will be extended,

The king special personal-size pizza ($9.67) is a quick option for an individual looking

for a meal on the go from Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille in Homer Glen. Photos by

Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

Chesdan’s is utilizing a number of sanitization methods, from cleaning pens and

door handles regularly to employees wearing gloves in an effort to halt the spread of

COVID-19.

Garr and his staff are ready

and willing to keep serving

customers their favorite

menu items.

Those interested can

also order online with

DoorDash via the Chesdan’s

website and/or follow

the eatery on Facebook

to keep up on the

latest with any potential

further changes.

“Support your local restaurants,”

Garr said. “It’ll

be good for everybody.”


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

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

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

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. A.A.A. suggestion,

abbr.

4. Western wolf

8. Bother

13. Night of poetry

14. Much may follow

it

15. Orland Park

standout student,

Jaclyn

16. Be human

17. Heart

18. Bank profit source

19. Overstep a

boundary

22. Like Swiss cheese

23. Weather wetness

27. Character in “As

You Like It”

29. In view

30. First baseball Hall

of Famer

32. Philosophic

33. Go over

37. Cogged wheels

40. Abrogates

41. Car racing champ,

answers

Castroneves

43. Indian lodging

(var)

45. Sandburg basketball

and soccer

player, Erin

48. Reagan and

Sinatra

53. Highly admiring

55. Country rocker

Steve

56. Decide in advance

58. Cold cream

61. Bloviate

62. Affront

63. Planet

64. “Veni, vidi, ___”

65. ___ pinch

66. James Patterson’s

detective

67. First Lady of Jazz

68. Profit bringer,

cash ___

Down

1. Bounce back again

2. Overbearing fear

3. Sign up for college

4. Not really sing

5. “Step ___!”

6. Cover

7. Milo of “The Verdict”

8. Black trees

9. Estrange

10. Big conference in

the BCS

11. Army member

12. Prof’s helpers, for

short

15. Think out loud

20. Caspian or Dead

21. French flower

24. Coal color

25. Declined

26. Parts of a min.

28. Boxer or chow, for

example

31. Hitter’s tool

33. Sneaker

34. Chest muscles,

briefly

35. More than some

36. Bowling variation

38. Raccoon feature

39. Masseur’s workplace,

maybe

42. Burdensome

44. Inactivity

46. Signs

47. Empty (of)

49. Rotating piece of

machinery

50. Of part of the eye

51. Meteorological

event

52. Playground piece

for two

54. Boldness

57. Abbr. on a business

letter

58. Director Jean-___

Godard

59. John Boyd ___:

nutritionist and nobel

prize winner

60. Confucian path

Homer Dunkin’ pays it forward in time of crisis

Benjamin Conboy

Assistant Editor

With the students out of

school, they’re not getting

that school meal.

The manager of a local

Dunkin’ Donuts took it

upon himself to make sure

they’re still getting something

to eat.

Jaeme Eddie, the manager

of the Dunkin’ Donuts at

151st Street and Bell Road,

is offering children a free

donut, sandwich and their

choice of milk or juice with

any purchase.

“With this location only,

I was thinking about the

toddlers,” Eddie said. “I

know they were going to be

out of school. It could be a

couple months before they

get back to school. I came

up with a solution to help

out the parents who have

toddlers at home.”

Eddie has a loyal base of

customers who he sees everyday.

He said that in this

time of need, he wanted to

make sure they get back

“what they deserve.”

“I’ve got some dedicated,

loyal customers here,”

he said. “They treat me

with nothing but kindness

and respect, and I wanted

to give something back to

them.”

When customers come

in, Eddie immediately offers

them a sandwich and

a juice. Some accept it, but

others tell him they don’t

need it. They tell him to

give it to the next person,

someone who might need it

more than they do.

Eddie said there’s a

unique spirit to the people

in Homer Glen, which inspired

the decision to give

something back to them.

He’s developed strong

bonds with most of his

customers, and so when

he saw the community was

hurting, it was a no-brainer

to jump into action.

“Being here in Homer

Glen, the love and spirits

that people have around

here, it’s something I’ve

never seen before,” he said.

“They stand as one.

“The people here in

Homer Glen, you got to

give them some credit,” he

said. “If you’re falling, you

got someone right there to

pick you up. What else can

you do besides lift them

back up too.

Despite the statewide

ban on dining in, Eddie

said his location is still doing

good business.

“It hasn’t slowed us

down much,” he said.

“People are still here every

morning at 4 a.m. when we

cut the lights on.”


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HOMER TOWNSHIP AGENDA

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

OF ELECTORS

Date: April 14th, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Old Town Hall, 16057

Cedar Road, Lockport, IL 60441

This meeting issubject tothe Open

Meetings Act

1. Call Meeting to Order:

2. Pledge of Allegiance:

3. Setting of moderator’s salary:

4. Election of a moderator:

a. Moderator Oath of Office

5. Set date of next Annual Town

Meeting:

a. April 13th, 2021. Time TBD

6. Approval of Minutes:

a. Annual Town Meeting of Electors

April 9th 2019

b. Homer Township Special Meeting

ofthe Electors September 5th

2019

7. Presentation of Supervisor’s Annual

Financial Statement (unaudited):

8. Agenda items requested by petition

presented to Clerk for consideration.

1. We, the registered voters of

Homer Township demand the following

items be brought forward

for a vote atthe Annual Township

Meeting April 14th, 2020

There will beNoHomer Township

property used for anew event center,

multipurpose center, community

room or any other new room

or center that requires spending tax

dollars from existing funds, new

taxes, or New bonds.

2. We, the undersigned registered

voters ofHomer Township, Will

County, Illinois incompliance with

Illinois Compiled Statute (60 ILCS

1/30-205, Advisory referenda), do

hereby petition the electors of the

Annual Township Meeting of April

14, 2020 to authorize the following

advisory question of public policy

be placed on the ballot at the next

regularly scheduled election inthe

township:

“Shall the Homer Township Board

in accordance with its Open Space

Program pursue grant funding

WITHOUT increasing or adding

any new real estate taxes for the

purposes of constructing amultipurpose,

pole barn style structure

to be used for educational, environmental,

recreational and social

community activities?”

9. Adjournment:

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Complete set bed-in-bag brand

new never used queensize yellow

and blue floral print $25.

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708-429-7929. Will text picture.

Electric snow shovel, seldom

used $95. Call 815-478-3870

Golf umbrellas $10ea; tennis

racquet $10; Sears 3/8” electric

drill $20; Black & Decker

edger $10. Call 708-601-1947

Hankook Optimo H426 size

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good threads $25 Call

815-463-0282

Julien #3900 stainless steel

prep sink, new, dimensions

16”x13”x8” deep, high quality

under mount sink with mounting

hardware $85. Call

708-310-0699

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A-B-C gauged $17; Vehicle

w/shield snow-shield $6;

1988-89 Tracer rear window

wiper blade $10. Call

708-460-8308

Kitchen dinette set, good condition

all but one chair has no

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$100. Call 815-464-6176

Lg tent w/attached sunroom,

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708-429-0259 after 4pm

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708-478-8976

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covering smoother brush $5;

24pc foam brush set $5. Call

708-460-8308

Pair of 26” crystal-look table

lamps cut-glass/polished brass,

excellent condition asking

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34x21w beveled edge $50. Call

708-460-2587

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Quadrilla children’s wooden

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Ron Popeil rotisserie grill $30;

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708-790-1824

Singer sewing machine portible,

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Sea shell Tritons trumpet $50.

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Snow skies: 5’6” Dynastar,

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708-717-5054

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Weight bench plus weights

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815-469-0891

Weight vest up to 40lbs $40;

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Allie Mateja

Allie Mateja is a sophomore

at Lockport Township High

School. She is entering her first

year playing for the Porter girls

soccer team.

The start of the upcoming

season is on hold due to the

coronavirus. What are your

thoughts on that?

I think we all just need to stay

in shape. We have to do workouts

on our own. Do some ball

work and stay in shape. We have

to try to stay ahead of our competition,

stay healthy and hope it

all clears up.

I understand that this is

your first season on the

Lockport team. What made

you come out this season

after not playing for the

school last year?

I guess I wanted a new experience

and getting to play with

new girls. I wanted to be part of

a high school sports team and not

just play with my club team [Inter]

like I always do.

How did you get started

playing soccer?

My dad, Eric, played soccer.

So I took after him. I tried a lot

Photo submitted

of sports when I was younger but

I’ve been playing soccer since I

was six years old. I first started

playing soccer for the Homer

Recreation Association and I just

stuck with it.

Do you still do any other

sports?

Yes. I was diving in the fall

on the swim team. I just saw

it and thought it looked cool

so I tried it. But I like soccer

more.

What is it about soccer that

makes it the sport for you?

I get to be more aggressive

and stuff. I like playing

with a team and meeting new

people. You get to do that in

soccer.

What have you learned

from Lockport soccer coach

Todd Elkei?

I’ve learned to not give up and

believe in yourself. I learned that

you can push yourself when you

are tired.

What do you do to pump

yourself up before a game?

I listen to a lot of hype music

and get in the zone. I’m pretty

quiet so I listen to music and

don’t talk to many people.

If you could meet any

person in the world, who

would it be and why?

Carli Lloyd. She’s on the

Women’s National Soccer Team

and she worked really hard to get

there. So I’d like to hear her stories

and how she got there.

You’re only a sophomore.

But do you plan to play

soccer in college?

Yes, I know I want to play

in college.I want to go into the

medical field. I want to be a pediatrician

or an oncologist. That’s

because I’ve always wanted to

help people.

What’s the best thing

about being an athlete at

Lockport?

The attention you get and all

the girls that I get to play with. If

you need help the girls are there

for you. They will help you with

anything.

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fastbreak

Lockport grad has great track season at ISU cut short

Photo submitted by Dennis

Banks/Illinois State

University

1st and 3

Former LTHS track

star’s season cut

short

1. Sweet memories

Illinois State University’s

indoor women’s

track team

won their third

straight Missouri

Valley Conference

championship with

the help of former

LTHS track star

Jaclyn Greci. Now,

her outdoor season

is canceled.

2. Top performer

Greci had some

of her top performances

ever in the

indoor season. She

won the 400-meter

race also led off

the winning 4x400

team.

3. Unprecedented

circumstances

Even though it is

hard for Greci to

have her season

cut short, she

understands that

it’s in the public interest.

She’ll get to

compete again, but

some of her teammates

might not.

Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter

Jaclyn Greci had the days

counted down.

It was Saturday, Feb. 29, and the

Illinois State University women’s

track and field team had just won

the indoor championship of the

Missouri Valley Conference. That

was the Redbirds’ third straight

MVC title. The meet was held at

the University of Northern Iowa in

Cedar Falls.

Greci, a 2017 Lockport Township

High School graduate, and

standout track and field athlete

for the Porters, recalls the bus ride

home was full of celebration and

also a question.

“We were dancing and singing

and we had the trophy,” she said.

“Then I will never forget, someone

asked how many days there

were until the outdoor season

starts. I was able to answer right

away. I was like, ‘33 days.’”

Indeed, on Friday, April 3 and

Saturday, April 4, Illinois State

was supposed to host the Redbird

Invitational. But as the world has

found out, the next two weeks

didn’t go as planned.

“Our spring break was starting,

so a lot of the team went someplace

or out of state,” Greci said of

the first week of March. “But then

the coronavirus came out and day

by day, things began to change.

First, we were going to be having

meets without fans, then it was on

hold for a couple of weeks. At this

point, the writing was on the wall.

“Change was happening in our

lives. Some of the team was on

spring break in Florida and we

were talking and texting them,

They left school for spring break

and then came back and there was

no school. No track team, no outdoor

activities, everything canceled,

classes are all online. All

the student activities and athletics

were canceled in a matter of days.

It was hard to focus. It was shocking.”

Greci says she understands why

this is happening. But it’s still difficult

for her and the thousands of

other college athletes throughout

the state and U.S.

“We don’t know how to think,

we don’t know how to feel,” she

said. “Doing everything we could

and then to all have it taken away.

I feel so sorry for the seniors.

We worked so hard to get to this

point. I feel so sad for them. It’s

probably the last time running

with them. We are trying to see

the good in it, trying to see the

time to heal.

“We do understand why this is

being done. It’s a global issue. I

have loved ones in my life who

could be affected by this. I don’t

want anything to happen to them.”

From the moment that the Redbirds

hosted the annual Coghlan-

Molloy Cup this season on Jan.17

at Horton Fieldhouse, this was

a great season for them and for

Greci.

“It was my third year competing

for the Redbirds and every year it

just got better and better,” Greci

said. “We would usually come

together at the MVC meet at the

end of the season and win that.

But this season we had been doing

well from the start. This year

we knew we were going to win the

MVC meet and we did in record

fashion, breaking a conference record

with 190.16 points.”

Along the way, Greci had some

of her top performances. In the

Cughlin-Malloy Cup, she won

the 400-meter race with a time of

Illinois State University track and

field runner and LTHS graduate

Jaclyn Greci competes at the

Coughlin-Malloy Cup at the

Horton Fieldhouse on Illinois

State’s campus on Friday, Jan.

17. Dennis Banks/Illinois State

University

58.70 seconds. She also led off the

winning 1,600 relay team (4 minutes,

.04 seconds) as the Redbirds

defeated their arch-rival, Indiana

State.

After an outstanding freshman

season at Illinois State, Greci

said she had a disappointing

sophomore season. But this indoor

season she was “really feeling

it.” That included an indoor

PR of 25.56 seconds for a thirdplace

finish on Saturday, Jan. 25

in the Notre Dame Invitational,

and a season-best time of 57.07

seconds in the 400-meter dash on

Friday, Feb. 14 at the Iowa State

Classic.

When she was performing for

the Porters, Greci was a fivetime

IHSA Class 3A individual

state qualifier, plus a three-time

All-Conference and two-time All-

State performer. As a senior, she

finished fourth at the 2017 IHSA

Class 3A State Championships in

the 400-meter dash with a personal-record

time of 56.83

That same season, Greci, who

plans to become a high school

Spanish teacher, was on the Lockport

4x400-meter relay team

which placed fifth in the state.

Overall she helped the Porters go

undefeated during her senior year

while being a member of the National

Honor Society and graduating

in the top 10 percent of her

class.

Lockport girls track and field

coach Joe Kravitz has no doubt

that Greci will get back to the top

next season.

“I know that last season didn’t

go how she had hoped, and she really

worked hard to rebound this

season,” Kravitz said. “From my

experiences with her I know even

with this setback, she will continue

to accomplish great things next

year.”

There is talk about the NCAA

adding another year of eligibility

to those who’s seasons were canceled.

While that could be good,

Greci isn’t sure how it would work

or if she could or would take advantage

of it.

“I don’t know the exact logistics

of that extra eligibility at the moment,”

she said. “I just know this

was my comeback season and for it

to be stopped is pretty hard. But the

coaches have all been great. They

say to stay safe and stay strong.”

LISTEN UP

“No track team, no outdoor activities, everything canceled, classes

are all online. All the student activities and athletics were canceled

in a matter of days. It was hard to focus. It was shocking.”

Jaclyn Greci — Studnet-athlete from Homer Glen, on the impact of the

coronavirus on Illinois State University

Tune In

Illinois State Track & Field

• The Missouri Valley Conference

canceled all events for the remainder of

the 2020 academic year.

Index

29 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Assistant Editor Benjamin

Conboy, b.conboy@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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Meet the squad

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Athlete of the Week

Allie Mateja, LTHS girls soccer player, talks

sports in the time of coronavirus Page 29

LTHS grad has promising track and

field season cut short by coronavirus,

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Pictured is Jaclyn

Greci during the

Iowa State Classic

Feb. 15, which was

held in Ames, Iowa.

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