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Schilling School third-grade teacher Tasha Ohotzke discusses with her students different ways they can share what they learned about Martin Luther King Jr. on the computer

program Seesaw on Jan. 12. Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

Future funding City officials discuss funding plans

for Capital Improvement Program, Page 5

Saying Goodbye Former Lockport resident,

area business owner remembered, Page 9

Calling all colorers The time is now to enter

this year’s Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest, Page 11


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SATURDAY

Big Run Wolf Ranch Family

Day/ Open House

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 27,

14857 Farrell Road, Lockport.

Guests will be able to

see nine wolves, a siberian

tiger, black bear, cougar,

skunk, porcupines and more.

There will be hot food available

to enjoy, as well as music,

raffles and fun. Special

guest appearance by The

Z Team and Dog Sledding

Demonstrations will be 11

a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission

is $6 at the door. For more

information, call (815) 588-

0044.

SUNDAY

Homer Heat 9U pancake

breakfast fundraiser

8-11 a.m. Jan. 28, Lockport

American Legion,

15052 Archer Ave., Lockport.

Proceeds from this

pancake breakfast will support

and help the boys for

the upcoming baseball season.

Tickets are $8 at the

door and $7 in advance.

For more information and

to purchase pre-sale tickets,

contact Coach Don Melody

at (708) 307-2321 or don.

melody23@gmail.com.

St. Dennis Catholic School

Open House

12:15-1:30pm on Jan. 28.

St. Dennis School, 1201 S.

Washington St. Lockport.

Join Mrs. Lisa Smith, principal,

and staff to learn how

St. Dennis is built on spirituality,

community and academic

excellence. Guests are

welcome to tour our campus

as well as visit and ask questions

with faculty and student

ambassadors. Registration

for the 2018-19 school

year will be accepted on this

day. For more information,

please call (815) 838-4494

Ext 106.

UPCOMING

Lockport Lions Club Annual

Spaghetti Dinner

4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 10, St. Dennish Parish

Center, 1214 S. Hamilton St.

Lockport. Tickets for adults

are $9 and children 12 and

under are $6. Carry-out is

available. There will be a

50/50 raffle and a Valentine’s

wine basket raffle. For

more information and to purchase

tickets, contact Ron

Cornolo at (815) 931-1439

or Nina D’Adamo at (708)

536-0449.

100+ Women Who Care of

Will County Meeting

6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.

13, P.B. Mulligan’s Restaurant

& Bar, 19433 Renwick

Road, Crest Hill. During the

one-hour meeting, attendees

will nominate, present, vote

and donate 100 percent of

funds to a selected charity.

The 1836 Event

6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16,

The Public Landing, 200 W.

8th St., Lockport. This event

will have cocktails, a wine

tasting, hors d’oeuvres, desserts,

music and a silent auction.

Proceeds from the night

will go to support the historic

downtown. Tickets are

$50 and can be purchased

online at www.visitlockport.

com.

Casino Night

7-11:30 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 24, St. Dennis Catholic

Grade School, 1201 S.

Washington St., Lockport.

Enjoy an evening of eating,

drinking and gambling.

Food will be catered by Real

Urban Barbecue, and there

will be a premium liquor

cash bar and music by River

Road Trio Band. Tickets are

$50 each and include food,

dessert, a coffee bar, gaming

chips and/or raffle tickets.

For more information call

(815) 838-4494.

Bridges to a New Day Spring

Brunch fundraiser

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday,

March 18, Prairie Bluff Golf

Club, 19433 Renwick Road ,

Lockport. Bridges to a New

Day helps chidlren learn to

deal with bullying issues

through their in-school programs.

They also provided

domestic violence counseling

to women, helping them

break the cycle of violence.

In addition, Bridges to a New

Day helps families cope with

loss, and provide counseling

to underinsured couples to

improve their communication

skills and marriage.

Families are encouraged to

attend this event. There will

be a special appearance by

the Easter bunny. A raffle

and silent auction will be

available. For more information,

call (815) 838-2690.

ONGOING

AARP Income Tax Prep for

Seniors

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every

Tuesday, White Oak Library

District Lockport Branch

Library Computer Lab, 121

E. 8th St., Lockport. This

free tax preparation service

is provided by AARP and

Will County Senior Services

Center every Tuesday by appointment

only. Each participant

should bring all of the

following: Picture ID, proof

of Social Security number,

income statements, expense

documents, and last year’s

federal 1040 and IL-1040 returns.

For more information,

or to make an appointment

on or after Jan. 22, call (815)

552-4260.

Kindergarten preregistration

in Homer 33C

Parents whose children

are turning 5 on or before

Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged

to pre-register their child

for kindergarten online. The

pre-registration form can be

found on the district website

at www.homerschools.

org. Click on the “Parents

and Students” tab at the top

of the page, and then scroll

down to “Registration.” This

information will be used to

help expedite the formal registration

process on Thursday,

March 15 at Luther J.

Schilling School.

Citizens Against Ruining the

Environment

6-7:30 p.m. every third

Monday of the month, White

Oak Library, 121 E. 8th St.,

Lockport. CARE, a nonprofit

all-volunteer organization,

to discuss environmental

and health related issues in

Will County and the surrounding

areas. Community

service hours also available.

Vintage Hats, Will County in

War exhibits

Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays

through Sundays, Will

County Historical Museum

and Research Center, 803 S.

State St., Lockport. A new

exhibit “Vintage Hats” is

on display as well as a 19th

century Doctor’s Office,

“Will County in War” and

early textiles. Open to the

public; group tours available

by reservation. For more information

or tours call (815)

838-5080 or visit www.willcohistory.org

Free Jazzercise Classes

The Lockport Jazzercise

Fitness Center, 102/104

MacGregor Road, Lockport.

Through a program dubbed

GirlForce, free classes are

being offered to girls ages

16-21 in an effort to empower

young women, give

them a place to get fit, learn

healthy habits and find a

place they belong in their

communities. Call (815)

370-3751 for more information.

Fish Fry

5-8 p.m. Fridays. American

Legion Post #18, 15052

Archer Ave., Lockport. Dine

in or carry out. For more

information, call (815) 838-

4515.

CARE Monthly Meeting

6-7:30 p.m. third Monday

of the month, White

Oak Library District Lockport

Branch Library, 121

E. 8th St., Lockport. Citizens

Against Ruining the

Environment is a nonprofit

organization and meetings

include discussions of environmental

and health-related

issues in Will County and the

surrounding areas. For more

information, contact Mary

Burnitz at bmerrigold@y

ahoo.com or (708) 204-

6924.

Senior Cards

1-3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays,

Gladys Fox Museum,

231 E. 9th St., Lockport. The

senior Pinochle Club meets

twice per week and does not

require registration or fees.

Bingo

9-11 a.m. Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays,

Gladys Fox Museum, 231

E. 9th St., Lockport. There

is to be refreshments served.

There is no registration or

fee required.

Lockport Senior Men’s Club

Meeting

8:30 a.m. first Tuesday of

the month, Gladys Fox Museum,

231 E. 9th St., Lockport.

The club meets from

September to June beginning

with a buffet breakfast

at 8:30 a.m. followed by a

speaker. For more information,

visit www.lockportpark.org

or call (815) 838-

3621 ext. 0.

Have an item for calendar?

Deadline is noon Thursdays

one week prior to publication.

To submit an item to the calendar,

contact Assistant Editor

Jacquelyn Schlabach at (708)

326-9170 ext. 15 or email

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the Lockport Legend | January 25, 2018 | 3

Homer 33C students share work with parents online

Jacquelyn Schlabach

Assistant Editor

It’s normal for parents to

ask their children what they

did at school when they

come home. Too often, however,

the answers tend to be,

“nothing” or ”not much.”

But a new educational

program called Seesaw is

changing the way parents

and children communicate

with one another about the

activities done throughout

the school day at Homer

33C.

All grade levels at Schilling

School and select teachers

at Goodings Grove, Butler

and Young schools are

using Seesaw, which allows

students to post throughout

the day the various activities

and assignments they have

completed for their parents

to see. Parents can sign into

Seesaw via the smartphone

application or directly on

the website, and get notifications

when their child has

made a post. Children can

share their learning via video,

drawing, audio, pictures

and more.

“We do so much on the

computers now that the

parents don’t get the opportunity

to see, and now students

are able to screenshot

the things that they make,

they’re able to upload files,

any Google slideshows, and

it’s just great for the parents

to see what they’re doing

on a daily basis in the classroom,”

said Alisha Neil,

third-grade teacher at Schilling

School.

Schilling was the pilot

school for the program starting

at the beginning of the

2016-2017 school year. At

the start of the 2017-2018

school year, teachers updated

from the free version of

Seesaw to the school edition,

which has more capabilities.

“Really, we were looking

for it to empower our

students to showcase their

learning, but also really to

kind of engage our families

more in communication,”

said Kathleen Robinson,

assistant superintendent for

instruction at Homer 33C.

“We wanted students to be

able to show that authentic

work sample. It’s a really

powerful tool for the kids

to create videos of learning

concepts. They can put

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Third-graders at Schilling School upload content to Seesaw on their laptops during a class

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Students from three schools competed Jan. 10 in the National

Fluid Power Action Challenge at the Lockport Township

Government building. Photo submitted

D92 students take part

in national challenge

Submitted by Will County

District 92

The National Fluid Power

Action Challenge is a competition

that challenges

eighth-grade middle school

students to solve an engineering

problem using fluid

power technology.

This year’s event was held

Jan. 10 in Lockport Townships

Government building’s

community room located

on Farrell Road. Oak Prairie

and Deltol Fluid Products

would like to thank the

Township Supervisor Ron

Alberico and his staff for all

their help, and the District

92 Maintenance staff for

transporting the tables and

chairs to and from the event.

The event was hosted by

Deltrol Fluid Products, from

Bellwood Illinois.

Twenty-three teams competed

from three schools in

this year’s event. The event

started at 9 a.m. when the

teams build their fluid power

device to meet this year’s

challenge. They use wood,

wood dowels, syringes and

tubing to power the motions.

The Action Challenge

started at 1:15 p.m., and

each team competed in two

minute rounds to obtain the

highest score possible.

At the end of the day, three

teams from Oak Prairie Junior

High took home trophies.

The trophy for “Best Portfolio”

went to the team of

Abigail Kreczmer, Lauren

Connelly, Kaitlyn Mitchell

and Eileen Ferriter. The

trophy for “Best Machine

Design” went to the team

of Joshua Peterka, Matthew

Rosier, Braeden Goebbert

and Shane Nolan. And the

trophy for “Grand Champion”

was awarded to the team

of Jacob Butera, Everett

Baer and Jorge Barron.

More information about

the NFPA Action Challenge

can be found at www.nfp

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pictures on there, they can

upload, and their parents

can have it on their cellphone,

they can log into a

computer, so it’s real time.

Once they post, parents can

see right away what they’re

doing at school.”

Both parents and teachers

can comment on or “like”

posts. Certain teachers have

also allowed their students

to comment on their classmates’

posts. Teachers can

also see which parents have

looked at their students’

work.

“Often when kids come

home from school, parents

will ask, ‘Hey what did you

do at school today? What

happened? What was exciting?’

And many times the

answer is ‘Well same as

yesterday,’ or ‘Not much’ or

‘Nothing.’ Parents can say to

a child, ‘Hey I saw today you

were working on multiplication

of fractions, I saw your

video on that it looked great,

tell me a little bit about it,’”

Robinson said.

Neil and her colleague Tasha

Ohotzke, a third-grade

teacher at Schilling, both use

Seesaw and have their students

post one to five times

a day.

“It’s just definitely a wonderful

experience,” Ohotzke

said. “I feel like it’s such a

great time to be a student,

and to even be a teacher because

the capabilities that

technology is affording is

just amazing. What these

kids are capable to do and

how they can share their

learning in a multitude of

ways has just been an amazing

experience for all parties

involved — kids, parents,

teachers.”

Hayden Barnett, a fourthgrader

in Neil’s class, said

her mom talks to her about

the posts she sees while at

work.

“[My mom] always goes

[on] at work, because that’s

the only time she can see

my stuff, because it doesn’t

Fourth-grader Giavanna Diciolla uses Seesaw during class. Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd

Century Media

work on her phone, so she

always is on it at work and

is like ‘Oh I saw that you did

this today and I thought that

it was really cute that you

did that,’” Barnett said.

Barnett’s favorite part

about Seesaw is making videos.

“I really like how you can

be yourself on it and you can

take videos and you can just

record how you want it to be

and make it your own way

that you like it to be,” she

said.

Barnett’s classmate Cole

Danaher said his mom always

comments on his posts

because she likes them a lot.

As the students progress

in their studies, the digital

portfolio of all the things

that they have posted will

carry with them to the next

grade level.

“They’re reflecting on

their learning, it’s awesome,”

Ohotzke said.

“When they go back on

their portfolio and they

can look through and scroll

through all the way back

and say like ‘Whoa look at

where I started at the beginning

of the year and now

I’m here.’”

Every Monday, Neil has

her students write a paragraph

about what they did

over the weekend and post

it to Seesaw, saying it helps

get them ready for typing in

middle school.

“It really is the educational

technology grand slam,”

Ohotzke said.

Ohotzke said Seesaw has

helped make her job easier

because it allows her to see

what students are thinking

and what topics they are excelling

in or need more help

in.

“I think it’s just helped

my job to be a lot easier as

well,” she said. “Seeing every

student, not just the ones

that raise their hand every

day, but giving them all a

voice for even my most shy,

introverted kids. They have

an avenue to share with me

as well.”

One of her students, thirdgrader

Quinn Danaher, said

doing an activity like the one

they did in honor of Martin

Luther King Jr., which required

them to write at least

six things they learned about

him, helped him to better

understand the material discussed

in class.

“They all love it,” Neil

said. “The kids love to do

videos and teach videos,

they feel like it’s their own

personal YouTube where

they can teach others what

they’re learning, and I think

parents love to see their kids

during the day. They don’t

always communicate what

they’re doing, but when

they’re able to see the videos

and read what they’re doing

it’s a good snapshot into

their day.”

Robinson said all four

grade schools will be using

the school edition of Seesaw

by the start of the 2018-2019

school year.

“We’ll be excited when all

of our elementary teachers

are using it, and all families

next year are in engaged in

it,” Robinson said.

Homer 33C’s focus is to

implement Seesaw districtwide

at the elementary level,

and then work to get all

teachers at Homer Jr. High

and Hadley Middle School

to use it. There are already

a few teachers at Homer and

Hadley that use the free version

of Seesaw.

“Sometimes the most successful

initiatives are more

grassroot initiatives, those

that the teachers really see

great value in and they get

excited about, so that’s why

this is kind of trickling from

a few teachers to now four

elementary buildings by the

end of next year,” Robinson

said.


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the Lockport Legend | January 25, 2018 | 5

lockport city Council

Capital Improvement Program sparks discussion on funding options

Jacquelyn Schlabach

Assistant Editor

A presentation of Lockport’s

Capital Improvement

Program for 2018 to 2027,

resulted in a lengthy discussion

between City Council

members regarding project

funding options at the council’s

Jan. 17 committee of the

whole meeting.

Director of Public Works

Brent Cann presented watermain

needs, roadway needs

and sanitary needs projects

that he is looking to get done

in the 10-year span.

“I firmly believe that what

we’ve put in here is a great

document, it is very inclusive

and it’s needs based,” Cann

said.

Projects in the CIP include

water main work at various

locations in the city, the

installation of a deep well,

Farrell Road resurfacing,

Madison Street and 7th Street

reconstruction, a Homer bike

path along 159th Street, Division

Street Sewer Treatment

Plant extension, sewer lining

and storm water projects.

Because there are so many

projects to be accomplished,

there is not enough funding

to complete them all.

“When you look at the

projections for this CIP, the

amount of projects that we

need to accomplish, there’s

not enough funding appropriated

to achieve it all,” City

Administrator Ben Benson

said. “We’ve budgeted and

we have the projects for

2018. This is a discussion of

what we’re going to do to try

to accomplish those things

after that.”

Mayor Steve Streit made

note that this discussion will

continue over the next few

weeks because there is a lot

to figure out.

“These are the decisions

that are tough, and as citizens,

legislatures that we are,

we are representatives of our

wards, our communities, that

say OK, these are all the projects

we have before us, we’ve

asked our staff to compile

that list and now it’s how do

we want to move forward and

pay for it,” Streit said. “What

are our options? Do we

spread these projects out over

20 years? Do we find different

revenue sources? Do we

do a combination? What do

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we want to do? And that’s going

to be our job in the end.”

Streit said that because

they’re taking a look at a

long-term plan and long-term

funding, it deserves attention

and attention to detail.

The projects total $80 million,

and the City is $13 million

short, according to Finance

Director Lisa Heglund.

She proposed three different

routes to take to raise the remaining

dollar amount. The

three options are: using existing

revenue sources, creating

new revenue sources, and

taking on additional debt.

The $80 million total was

calculated in today’s dollar,

and does not incorporate a

cost escalation by year. It is

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Heglund said you can

“slice and dice” the breakdown

in so many ways and

take a varied percentage from

different sources.

“We’ve been very good

about living within our

means, but we have a lot of

needs here going forward,”

she said.

The two sanitary districts

have restricted the revenue

making ability for the City

to a five percent increase per

year, according to Heglund.

She proposed one idea as

raising the water rate by five

percent and increasing the

surcharge rate from $7.50 to

$10. Over the course of five

years, the City would make

$4.6 million from water

rates and $2.5 million in surcharge.

Another idea to get

revenue included a gasoline

tax, which eight surrounding

municipalities have, including

Homer Glen, Romeoville

and Joliet, and would charge

a five-cent tax per gallon.

Heglund said she wanted

to present as many options as

possible so the council can get

the whole picture of the different

directions they can take.

“I’ve asked staff to present

these options, and these

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Lockport resident helps expand local craft beer scene

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

The ever-expanding craft

beer scene has another dot

on the local map, but coowner

and Lockport resident

Denver Worker said the supportive

and collaborative

nature of craft brewing supports

the multitude of bottle

shops and craft breweries

along the “I-80 beer corridor,”

as he calls it.

“Ultimately, all of us together

is kind of a great place

for people to come looking

for beer,” Worker said. “A

lot of the beer drinkers come

seeking it out. They want to

go to multiple places, and

we felt like we could be a

part of that.”

He and Dan Rusnak, who

have been friends since

growing up in Tinley Park

together, have talked for

years about opening a business

together. The ideas

were varied, but none ever

came to fruition — until they

dreamt up Crafted.

The two have both been

fans of craft beer for years,

but Worker said the decision

to start a business around it

took a lot of convincing for

themselves and their wives.

Only after attending multiple

craft beer festivals throughout

the years and visiting

numerous shops in the area

with similar business models

they were finally able to

commit.

The shop, which sells

packaged beers and as many

as 12 beers on tap, focuses

on Midwestern beers, but

occasionally features beers

from around the country as

well.

Worker and Rusnak, who

live in Lockport and Orland

park, respectively, both still

hold their full-time jobs.

Worker said it has been a

huge commitment since the

build out, which they did

almost entirely themselves,

and shop opening nearly two

months ago.

“Basically everything else

was hand-built and designed

by us, and [we] put a lot of

effort into it,” Worker said.

“... We wanted to be a little

bit different than the typical

bottle shops that we researched.”

One special touch that

might not be evident to newcomers

is the lighting above

the bar. The beam used to

support the lights was once

part of Rusnak’s grandfather’s

workbench when he

worked for Coleman in the

1940s.

Ultimately, they chose the

location at 19200 South La

Grange Road because of its

proximity to I-80 and the

Holiday Inn that is currently

under construction across

the street from the shop.

Worker, who works fulltime

for Southwest Airlines,

said he and his wife travel

fairly often and always make

an effort to seek out local

breweries and frequently

bring beer home with them

from their trips.

“I’ve always enjoyed

seeking out different styles

of beer and trying different

things,” said Worker, who

said he has tried just about,

if not every, beer they sell in

the store.

Beside the handmade

shelving, fixtures and furniture

in the shop, Crafted

is a bit different from other

bottle shops by the way they

sell and sort their packaged

beers.

Worker and Rusnak also

allow any package of multiple

beers, such as a six pack,

to be broken up and sold

separately without an upcharge.

Many shops offer a

build-your-own six pack, but

end up charging more per

bottle than if they were sold

in a six pack of like beers.

Rather than sorting the

beers by where they were

made, like most shops do,

they chose to sort their stock

by type of beer. Worker said

Owners Denver Worker, of Lockport, and Dan Rusnak pose for a photo behind the bar at Crafted Bottle Shop and Tap

Room at 19200 South La Grange Road, Unit E. in Mokena. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

it makes it easier for people

to browse the shelves when

they have certain styles or

types of beer they enjoy over

others.

There are a few exceptions

to that rule, such as the

four, rotating, featured breweries

that occupy their own

shelf space. Another shelf

is home to the leftover beers

that dwindle down as people

purchase single beers.

The section with stragglers

is a popular place for people

to begin shopping, which

Worker said surprised him.

Allowing people to break

up packages has some disadvantages

as a business owner

and imparts some risk for

the owners, but Worker said

it is worth the risk for them

to give people the option to

try new things without worry

that they will buy a six pack

and find out they don’t like

their choice.

“We want to create a better

beer drinker,” Worker

said. “We want to have the

opportunity for people to try

as many styles as they can.”

“...One of the things that

breweries thrive off of is

their flights and being able

to try different beers. ...This

model is kind of that. We

want to give you the opportunity

to bring home a whole

flight of beers.”

The shop, which sells

packaged beers and as many

as 12 beers on tap, focuses on

Midwestern beers, but occasionally

features beers from

around the country as well.

Beers on tap at the ribbon cutting

last week included brews

from Tribes Beer Company

in Mokena and Hailstorm

Brewing in Tinley Park.

“We want you to enjoy the

beer here, we want to share

stories with you, we want to

talk to you, so we want you

to hang out here for a little

bit instead of taking that

beer home,” Worker said.

“So, whatever the price it

is to take home is the price

that you would pay to drink

it here.”

“...I don’t like being upcharged

for things and I

don’t want to upcharge anybody

else for it.”

With seating at the bar, at

various group-sized tables

and at the two-seat tables

there is room for more than

30 people to sit, and standing

room for more.

“We wanted to create a

relaxing, comfortable atmosphere

for people to enjoy

their beers,” Worker said.

The social focus of their

shop extends to that of other

area businesses in that Worker

and Rusnak are fostering

relationships with breweries

and other bottle shops and

seeking out collaborative

projects.

Upcoming events at the

shop include beer yoga, HIIT

workouts using empty kegs

as weights, a pallet painting

night and a couple running

clubs that will begin and end

their routes at Crafted.

Crafted does not serve

food, but allows and encourages

customers to bring

their own to the shop. The

shop is dog friendly to wellbehaved,

leashed pooches

and Worker said a reward

program, called the Ambassador

Program, is in the

works to reward customers

for checking in at Crafted as

well as area breweries.


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Former Lockport resident, longtime

Marley Candles owner passes on

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

It seems some people begin

life with a natural tendency

to shuffle around this

Earth, constantly in search

of the next adventure or

challenge to occupy their

time here. And so it was

with John Fixari, the longtime

owner of Marley Candles,

before he died Dec. 25.

The oft-traveled Fixari —

who, at various times, has

called New Lenox, Lockport,

Minooka and Stark,

Florida, home — claimed

careers in construction, the

bar industry, horesery, the

hotel industry and trailer

park owner, not to mention

a tour in WWII as a Navy

pilot and flight instructor,

and, later, a private flight

instructor.

“He had never been not

self-employed; he had a

hard time working for other

people,” said Fixari’s

daughter, Nancy Fixari,

who now runs Marley Candles.

The late Fixari purchased

Marley Candles in

1979, just after his stint as

a hotel owner in Florida. At

first, the idea was it would

make a nice way to enjoy

retirement, Nancy said.

But that quickly changed

as John poured his typical

go-all-the-way attitude

into the business by building

additions to the store,

“re-inventing the wheel”

by coming up with faster,

more efficient ways to produce

candles, and adding as

many as 16 employees in

the early ’90s.

“In the beginning, it was

manageable, it was fun,”

Nancy said. “... Then things

started to grow and grow,

and we had to have a lot

more employees … And my

parents were very adverse

to hiring more people; let’s

just work harder.”

And work harder he did,

shattering any idea of an

easy retirement with his

quest to produce more and

more candles.

“My dad would tell me

and my sister, ‘You kids ruined

the business,’” Nancy

jokingly said, laughing as

she fondly recalled memories

of her father.

But that strong work ethic

was seemingly just what

John’s nature was: Even in

post-retirement, John felt

the need to have a “hobby,”

and so in March when he

moved into Clarendale of

Mokena he began painting

WWII planes.

Nancy said she has

thought about selling Marley

Candles in order to give

the business a new generation

of life to keep it going,

but, so far, people seem to

shy away once they discover

how much work is actually

involved.

And so the business will

stay with Nancy for the

foreseeable future. And

John now finally gets that

retirement he so richly

earned.

John Fixari, a former Lockport resident and longtime owner

of Marley Candles, died Dec. 25. Photo submitted


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Two weeks left to spread the love

Valentine’s Day

Coloring Contest

deadline is Feb. 7

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

The Valentine’s Day Coloring

Contest is off and running.

And this year, we are making

it as easy as it has ever

been to enter.

Last week, we announced

the return of 22nd Century

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We provide you with a blank

heart. Children fill it with

love and creativity. Veterans

receive cards right around

Valentine’s Day. And a few

lucky entrants win prizes,

and even more get to see

their work in print.

We are once again asking

children ages 3-12 to

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com — or find it on Page 29

of this week’s issue of The

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Entries must be mailed to

or dropped off at 22nd Century

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c/o Editor Bill Jones,

11516 W. 183rd St., Unit

SW Office Condo #3, Orland

Park, IL, 60467.

The deadline to submit

entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday,

Feb. 7. Publisher 22nd

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Chicago staff will review all

entries and select winners in

each of three age groups —

ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The

winning entries are to be

published in The Legend’s

Feb. 15 edition, along with

other favorites, at the editor’s

discretion.

For this year’s contest,

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second- and third-place entries

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And the 3- to 5-year-old

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Entries must use and fit

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As in past years, 22nd

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Lamees Abdelrahman was chosen as Standout

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Lockport Township High School Foundation member Katie Dykas (left) presents the Maroon

Apple to biology teacher Karen Murphy. Photos submitted

LTHS names Maroon Apple winners

Submitted by Lockport

Township High School

The Lockport Township

High School Foundation

awards the Maroon Apple

each semester to a teacher

or support staff member who

has gone “above and beyond”

for students and their

colleagues. The award honors

a member of each campus

who truly displays Porter

pride every day in their

words and actions.

Along with the honor, the

Maroon Apple comes with

a monetary gift card and a

traveling trophy to be displayed

in the classroom for

the remainder of the school

year.

For the first semester of

the 2017-2018 school year,

the foundation received applications

for many worthy

recipients, but two stood

out for their continued efforts

to make LTHS a

better place to learn and

teach.

The East Campus Maroon

LTHS Foundation members Lori Orban (left) and Katie

Dykas (right) present the Maroon Apple to special education

teacher Erika Bochnak.

Apple Award was given to

science teacher Karen Murphy.

Murphy was chosen for

her innovation, dedication

and tireless efforts to keep

biology classes relevant to

students.

The Central Campus Maroon

Apple was awarded to

special education teacher

Erika Bochnak. Bochnak

has led the success of the

Souper Tuesday Café, which

provides students the opportunity

to learn restaurant duties

while serving great food

to LTHS staff in a converted

classroom.

What is one essential you must have when

studying?

One essential I must have when I study is

peace and quiet. I won’t focus in a room that

is distracting or loud.

What do you like to do when not in school or

studying?

I like to play a sport like basketball, or

volleyball. I also like to play guitar, sing, or

dance.

What is your dream job?

I love helping people so much, and since I

was a kid my dream job is a doctor. I really

hope I can pursue my dream someday.

What are some of your most played songs

on your iPod?

I play many songs, too many to name.

Usually, I listen to pop songs.

What is one thing people do not know about

you?

One thing most people don’t know about

me is I’m Arabic and a Muslim and I’m

proud to be one.

Whom do you look up to and why?

I look up to my parents, because they are

inspirations to me and encourage me to follow

my dreams.

What do you keep under your bed?

I keep a memory box under my bed filled

with memories like pictures and notes.

Who is your favorite teacher and why?

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so kind and helpful. The teachers want to

help you reach your goal.

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What is your favorite class and why?

My favorite class is math, because it

makes me work hard and gets challenging.

What is one thing that stands out about

your school?

One thing that stands out in my school is

how much we help each other and other people.

Also, how many donations we do.

What extracurricular(s) do you wish your

school had?

I wish my school had a study group or a

group to socialize to help other students and

ourselves.

What is your morning routine?

I wake up, go to the bathroom, brush my

teeth, get dressed and do my hair. Then, I go

downstairs and eat breakfast. Next, I get my

shoes and sometimes coat. I wait for the bus

and head to school.

If you could change one thing about school,

what would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything; I like our

school.

What is your favorite thing to eat in the

cafeteria?

My favorite thing to eat in the cafeteria is

our school’s nachos and Naked smoothies.

What is your best memory from school?

My best memory from school was being

a leader to get a chance to help others and

make a difference.

Standout Student is a weekly feature for The

Lockport Legend. Nominations come from Lockport

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16 | January 25, 2018 | The Lockport Legend news

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Police Reports

Police: Woman

stole more than

$300 worth of

merchandise at

Lockport Jewel

Brandi L. England, 40, of the

20 block of Arlington Drive in

Romeoville, was charged with

shoplifting by Lockport police

Jan. 8 after allegedly taking more

than $357 worth of merchandise

from the Jewel located at 16625

W. 159th St. and not paying for it.

Lockport Police Department

Jan. 4

• Jonathan Zamudio, 22, of the

500 block of Harwood Street in

Joliet, was charged with operating

an uninsured motor vehicle and

driving with a suspended license.

Jan. 6

• Jose Ortego, 29, of the 1200

block of Galena Boulevard in

Aurora, was charged with driving

without a license, operating

an uninsured motor vehicle and

speeding after being stopped for

going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone,

police said.

Jan. 8

• Marvin A. Salguero, 27, of the

100 block of Hughes Avenue in

Joliet, was charged with using a

cellphone while driving and driving

without a license after being

stopped for using a cellphone

while driving.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Lockport

Legend’s Police Reports are compiled

from official reports found

online on the Will County Sheriff’s

Office or Lockport Police Department’s

website or releases issued by

the department and other agencies.

Individuals named in these

reports are considered innocent of

all charges until proven guilty in a

court of law.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Three men, one juvenile charged in

string of burglaries

Three men and one juvenile reportedly

were apprehended near

the Village Commons the morning

of Jan. 15 in connection with a

string of burglaries in New Lenox

and neighboring communities.

A public works employee who

was plowing the streets observed

the four checking on cars around

4 a.m. near Old Plank Trail Community

Bank and called the police,

according to New Lenox Police

Deputy Chief Louis Alessandrini.

When authorities responded to the

area, all four fled, he said.

One was found hiding in an unlocked

vehicle; two were found

hiding in bushes; and the other was

caught as he was running across

Route 30 — all in a short amount

of time, Alessandrini said.

Omar Ali, 22, of Harvey; Tyler

Cupit, 21, of Dolton; and Abullah

Mansurmasa, 20, of Calumet City,

each were charged with possession

of a stolen car and burglary to

a motor vehicle. The juvenile, who

is from Harvey, was released to his

family and will be petitioned to court

at a later time, Alessandrini said.

Alessandrini said the four traveled

to New Lenox in a car that was

stolen out of Highland Park. Inside

the vehicle, police reportedly found

items that were connected to car

burglaries from New Lenox and

other towns over several days.

“In this particular case, we’re

very fortunate that our public works

employee was observant and gave

the police a call,” Alessandrini said.

“We encourage all residents to give

us a call if they see something fishy,

even if it turns out to be nothing.”

Reporting by James Sanchez, Editor.

For more, visit NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Faith United Methodist presents

first of safety training series

This winter, Faith United Methodist

Church of Orland Park is opening

its doors for a series of Church Safety

& Disaster Preparedness Training,

aimed to help its congregation

— and members of the community

— gain skills to put to use in any

number of emergency situations.

On Jan. 17, the first of these classes

— two additional courses are

slated to be offered later in the season

— was presented in two parts.

Orland Park Police Deputy Chief

Joe Mitchell led a session on church

safety and, later, members of Faith

United Methodist’s own Emergency

Response Team led a session on Disaster

Preparedness Training.

It can be tough to engage in conversations

about active shooters

and bomb threats, but Mitchell explained

the importance of “what if”

thinking and developing response

plans to such horrible scenarios.

“We’re going to talk a bit about

the background of what’s going on

in houses of worship, active shooter

situations that occur, and how to

build and maintain site security,”

he said before his presentation. “I

have a manual that I will hand out

about dealing with bomb threats,

active shooters, suspicious people

and disasters. The manual will

give everyone questions that they

should ask and answer to get in the

mindset for these types of things.”

Faith United Methodist Church

is slated to offer the program again

at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 (the Orland Park

Police presentation only) and at

10:30 a.m. Feb. 25 (both sessions).

For more information, visit

www.faithumcop.org or call (708)

444-8560.

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit OP-

Prairie.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Multi-chamber event plays to

Mokena’s Front Street plans

A night of networking brought

the south suburban business community

together to share ideas,

business plans and a few laughs at

Little Joe’s in Frankfort.

On Jan. 11, members of four local

chambers of commerce — Mokena,

Frankfort, New Lenox and

Tinley Park — met in Frankfort

for a business after hours staged by

Spa Remedy and Little Joe’s. The

gathering gave business owners

and employees a chance to brainstorm

ideas with colleagues while

enjoying a casual night full of food,

fun and music.

Members of the Mokena Chamber

of Commerce had plenty to celebrate

at the event, as earlier that

day it welcomed a new business to

the community.

“Today was exciting,” said April

Jackson, Mokena Chamber of Commerce’s

director. “We had the grand

opening and ribbon cutting for Accelerate

Indoor Speedway. Half of

the proceeds from any go-kart race

that you purchased and participated

in during the opening went toward

benefitting the Special Olympics, so

it was a big fundraiser, too.”

Revitalizing Front Street and

drawing more businesses to Downtown

Mokena is one of the priorities

for the Mokena Chamber.

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit MokenaMessenger.com.

From THE FRANKFORT STATION

Mayor administers oath to two

new police sergeants

Two longtime members of the

Frankfort Police Department were

sworn in as sergeants during the Jan.

16 meeting of the Village Board.

Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland administered

the oath of office to Sgt.

Michael Jaicomo and Sgt. Leanne

Bender.

“I don’t think our residents necessarily

know how complex and

difficult it is to become a sergeant

in the police force,” Holland said.

Jaicomo began working for the

Frankfort Police Department in

2005 and participated in the Police

Training Institute at the University

of Illinois. Throughout his 12-year

career in Frankfort, he has been assigned

to several functions with the

department, including the Investigations

Division.

In 2006, Jaicomo received the

department’s life-saving medal after

assisting a man experiencing a

heart attack. The new sergeant also

has been a part of the Will-Grundy

Major Crimes Task Force and the

South Suburban Major Crimes

Task Force, with which he has assisted

with multiple investigations,

including homicides.

Bender joined the department in

2002 as a patrol officer and began

working as a crime prevention officer

in 2006. During her time in

crime prevention, Bender played

a role in implementing department

programs such as the Night

Out Against Crime, Citizens’ Police

Academy, Seniors on Patrol,

Trunk or Treat and school safety

programs.

She has assisted the department

as a domestic violence advocate,

elderly service officer, police cadet

advisor and a firearms instructor.

Reporting by Nuria Mathog, Editor.

For more, visit FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Applications open for Benches on

the Avenue

One of Tinley Park’s favorite traditions

is to return this May for its

15th season.

The Village of Tinley Park recently

announced applications

are now open for Benches on the

Avenue, with this year’s theme of

“Treasured Family Musicals.”

Artists of all degrees and experience

are encouraged to submit two

designs that will become the art base

for each handcrafted wooden bench

sponsored by local individuals and

businesses. The 6-foot benches are

to be on display from May to October

along Oak Park Avenue in Tinley

Park’s downtown district.

“We are looking for exciting,

imaginative, three-dimensional designs

depicting some of the most

classic musicals of both stage and

screen,” according to a press release

issued by the Village. “Anyone

with imagination and a bit of

artistic creativity can be part of

Benches on the Avenue.”

An application and design form

are available on the Village’s website,

and selected artists will receive

$400 for supplies, as well

as a chance to win one of several

awards based on various criteria,

such as Best First-Time Participant

and Judge’s Choice.

Entries must be postmarked no

later than Feb. 2 or can be dropped

off at the Tinley Park Village Hall,

16250 S. Oak Park Ave. Artists

whose designs have been selected

are to be notified by Feb. 23, with an

artist meeting planned for Feb. 28.

Benches will be available for pickup

on March 1 at which point the selected

artists will work on the project

from their homes or studios before

the benches are due back by May 4.

Reporting by Cody Mroczka, Editor.

For more, visit TinleyJunction.com.


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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From LockportLegend.com from

Monday, Jan. 22

1. Flower bud from Abraham Lincoln’s

funeral discovered in Lockport

2. Creative Chat: Getting to know Rich

Green

3. City Council: Capital Improvement

Program sparks discussion on funding

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4. 10 Questions with Treasure Thompson,

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“I’m excited to announce that I’ve been

selected as one of ten participating

artists for ‘unLOCK: Merging Art and

Industry in Downtown Lockport, IL.’

This project marries some of my very

favorite things: local history, educational

programming, and -of course!- art

making.”

Maggie Capettini Fine Art, from Jan. 16.

from the assistant editor

Encouraging children to be excited about learning

Jacquelyn Schlabach

j.schlabach@22ndcenturymedia.com

I

remember back in fifth

grade my class was the

only one in the whole

school to have laptops.

There would be times

that other classes would

come and share the laptops

with us because we were

fortunate enough to have

a teacher who was very

knowledgeable in technology.

A lot of times we would

make short movies to demonstrate

our understanding

of a topic we were learning

about. I remember one time,

we were learning about

levers and pulleys in our

science unit, and the group

of students I was working

with decided to make our

own show and talk about the

machines. I really enjoyed

it. At only 10 years old, I

was using technology that

not many students, or adults

for that matter, had used.

I had the opportunity to

visit Schilling School last

week to learn about a new

computer program called

Seesaw that students are

using in the grade schools.

It’s a program that allows

students to upload videos,

audio, drawings, pictures

online to demonstrate their

understanding of daily

activities and lessons. The

neat thing is that parents can

see what their children are

posting to stay up to date on

their learning. You can read

more about this on Page

3. It was actually pretty

encouraging to see how excited

the third- and fourthgraders

were about Seesaw.

Six students in a row all

kept saying to me how they

wanted to talk about Seesaw,

and one boy went out

of his way to explain to me

all he does with the program.

Children are getting

passionate about learning

and that’s inspiring to see.

They love sharing their

learning with their teachers

and parents, because they’re

proud of their work. They

feel like they have a purpose

and that their learning is

really meaningful, which, of

course it is.

Although I was fortunate

to have laptops when I was

a fifth-grader, I still wish I

had something like Seesaw

for my earlier years of grade

school. Not only is it a fun

program, it also encourages

students to pay attention and

take the time to understand

the material because they

know they have to post

about it later on Seesaw. I’m

all for any educational tool

that helps make learning

easier and more fun. Especially

as the students get

older and enter high school,

everything becomes more

competitive. Seesaw can at

least prepare them to focus

on their own learning and

work to find ways that help

them understand material

the best.

I hope more schools

continue to find the best

learning tools to help their

students excel.

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hard yesterday making posters for our

next drive. The Pop Tab Drive benefits

the Ronald McDonald House Charity!

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Letters to the Editor

Leaving Lockport

We moved out of Lockport

a couple of months ago

and I would like to explain

and say goodbye. When we

moved to Lockport in 2010

we had such high hopes and

looked forward to starting a

family and raising our kids

there. Between the park district

and businesses, most of

our patronage was in Lockport.

We strongly supported

our community. All of that

changed last year when we

were told that the zoning on

the land next to our beautiful

new neighborhood had been

changed and the Lockport

board approved a proposal

from Prologis to build warehouses.

I wrote letters to our

aldermen and attended meetings,

with the rest of our

neighbors, to stop this from

occurring, but the planning

for this proposal kept moving

forward.

After much discussion,

my husband and I made

the decision to leave the

only home that our daughters

have ever known. If we

stayed we would risk our

family’s safety and financial

security. Living next to

warehouses meant dealing

with trucks driving up and

down our residential streets,

watching our property value

continue to go down, and

potentially witnessing our

community fall apart. Walking

away from our dream

home was heartbreaking.

I am a firm believer in

“Everything happens for a

reason.” So, we have kept

our heads up and looked at

the positive side of all of this.

We are very happy with our

new community and school

district and we feel that we

made the right choice. But, I

wanted to voice again to the

Lockport board how their

decision has affected many

families that were not listened

to last year. I would

love for them to please reconsider

and listen to the

people in the neighborhoods

surrounding this land.

I would like to thank Miss

Jane at the Lockport Library.

My girls and I looked forward

to coming to your storytime

every week and we

will miss you. Thank you to

Mrs. Julie and Mrs. Rhonda

at the Meader House Preschool

for taking such great

care of our oldest daughter

for her first two years of

school. Thank you to Miss

Shannon and Miss Keri at

Wings Dance Studio for a

great year of ballet/tap. Lastly,

thank you to Miss Finnen

and all of the teachers that

worked with our daughter at

Walsh Elementary the past

four months in kindergarten.

We will miss you.

Kim Sanda, former Lockport

resident

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FAITH BRIEFS

First Congregational United Church of Christ

(700 E. 9th St., Lockport)

First Class Kids Preschool

Registration

To register children for

openings contact Sue, call

(815) 838-8133.

Greet & Meet over Treats

10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Children’s Sunday Mornings

9:45 a.m. Second through

fourth Sundays. Stories with

Puppets.

Contemplative Evening

Worship

6:30 p.m. second and

fourth Wednesdays. Casual

blend of music & meditation

over scripture.

No Experience Necessary

Bible Intro

For times & dates call office

(815) 838-2091.

Dartball

7 p.m., first, third and

fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Worship

9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Communion

First Sunday of the month.

Voices

9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s

program which helps

them discover the Messiah

through stories, drama and

crafts.

First United Methodist Church of Lockport

(1000 S. Washington St., Lockport)

Sunday Worship

9 a.m. Sunday School

10:25 a.m. Worship

Circle of Love

9 a.m. Wednesdays. Circle

of Love provides diapers,

feminine and incontinence

products to clients who are

qualified to use the local FISH

Food Pantry. For more information,

call (815) 838-1017.

Communion

First Sunday of the month.

Joliet Seventh-Day Adventist Church

(21514 W. Division St., Lockport)

Saturday Services

9:30 a.m. Sabbath school;

10:45 a.m. Worship Hour.

Prayer Meeting

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Attendees

can share their praise

reports and prayer requests.

The call-in number is (530)

881-1200. When prompted

enter the access code: 761835

then the # key. The prayer

line is free, and there is no

additional cost beyond regular

phone charges.

St. Dennis Church

(1214 S. Hamilton St., Lockport)

Daily Mass Times

8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday

8:15 a.m. Wednesday

8 a.m. Friday with communion

service

Saturday Mass

4:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass

8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15

a.m. All are welcome.

Teen Mass

4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

and 27.

Healing Prayer

Following the Saturday

mass and 9:30 a.m. and 11:15

a.m. Sunday mass. All are

welcome. Contact Parish

Secretary at secretary@saint

-dennis.org or call (815) 838-

2592 for more information.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

(15625 S. Bell Road, Lockport)

Sunday Services

8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30

a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m.

Sunday School. For more

information, call (708) 645-

0652.

THRIVE Church

(1605 Washington St., Lockport)

Worship Services

10 a.m. service; Meet and

greet with coffee at 9:30 a.m.

and Children’s Church — infant

to fifth grade — also at

10 a.m. New summer hours;

all are welcome to join for

coffee, fellowship, worship

and the word.

Thrive Youth

7 p.m. Wednesdays night

youth gatherings

Thrive Small Groups

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays night

gatherings

Women’s Bible Study

7-8:30 p.m. Every other

Monday. The group meets

at Charity McCarthy’s home

in Lockport. For more information

you can reach her at

charitymccarthy1@gmail.

com.

Upper Room

7:30 p.m. Saturday nights.

Upper Room is for 18-35

year olds to gather for a time

of worship, teaching and fellowship

at the Buck’s home

in Homer Glen. For more

information, contact Phil and

Nicole Buck at pnbuck@att.

net.

Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church

(925 E. 9th St., Lockport)

Dave Ramsey’s Financial

Peace University

9-10:30 a.m. Saturday,

Feb. 3

To register, call (815) 838-

0708.

Sundays Service

9 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.

Saturday Service

5 p.m.

Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Weight Watchers

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays weighin,

meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for

beginners

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for

established members

All meetings are “closed

door”

First Baptist Church of Lockport

(800 Thornton St., Lockport)

Sunday Services

9:30 a.m. Sunday School;

10:45 a.m. Morning Worship

Wednesday Night AWANA

Clubs

6:15-8 p.m. for children 3

years old through sixth grade

Angel Food House Food

Pantry

12:15-1 p.m. Sundays and

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Open to the public.

Grace Baptist Church

(501 N. State St., Lockport)

Sunday Schedule

9:30 a.m. Sunday school;

10:45 a.m. Morning service;

6 p.m. Night service.

Cross Point Church of Lockport

(17530 W. Fox Hollow Drive, Lockport)

Sunday Service

10 a.m. For more information,

call (815) 838-9105.

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

(312 E. 11th St., Lockport)

Worship Services

8:30 a.m. Sundays, Holy

Eucharist; 9:15 a.m., Adult

and Children’s Formation

(every second and fourth

Sunday of the month); 10:30

a.m., Holy Eucharist. Every

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Morning

worship; 7 p.m. Evening

Worship.

Holy Eucharist

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

Sundays. For more information,

call (815) 834-1168 or

email office@stjohns-lockport-il.org.

Wednesday Services

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

12 Step Meetings

8 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m.

and 11:59 p.m. Fridays.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

(1500 S. Briggs St., Lockport)

Divine Worship

5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9

a.m. Sundays with Fellowship

to follow at 10 a.m. For

more information, call (815)

838-1832.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

(18101 W. Oak Ave., Lockport)

Sunday Services

8:30 a.m. Sunday school;

10 a.m. Morning worship,

Nursery ministry (ages infant

to 4) and Youth church (ages

5-12); 12 p.m. Adult Bible

Study. For more information,

contact (815) 774-1016.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at

j.schlabach@22ndcentury

media.com or call (708) 326-

9170 ext. 15. Information is due

by noon Thursday one week

prior to publication.

In Memoriam

Leigh Anne Kelley (nee

Sharapa)

Leigh Anne Kelley (nee

Sharapa), 50, of Lockport,

died Jan. 21. She was born

in Joliet and was a lifelong

resident of Lockport.

She was a volunteer in the

Lockport school district

for many years where she

worked countless hours and

many events. She loved her

dogs, friends and family,

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and was always her children’s

biggest fan at all of

their sporting events. She

is survived by her husband

of 25 years. Mike Kelley;

three sons; Sean, Ryan and

Quinn Kelley; father, Alexander

Sharapa; brother,

Michael (Linda) Ganster;

mother-in-law; Sharon

(Richard) Morelli; fatherin-law;

Glendall (Terrie)

Kelley; and brother-in-law

Glenn Kelley. The Kelley

family would like to thank

all of the doctors and nurses

at Edwards Hospital for

their exceptional love, care

and support over the last

eight years. In lieu of flowers,

memorials to Rover

Rescue, Will County Center

for Community Concerns,

or any animal shelter

in Leigh’s name would

be appreciated. Visitation

will be held Thursday, Jan.

25, in the O’Neil Funeral

Home chapel, 1105 E. 9th

St. Lockport, from 3-8 p.m.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email

j.schlabach@22nd

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about a loved one who

was a part of the Lockport

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the Lockport Legend | January 25, 2018 | 21

D92 bands heat up the stage at Winter Concert

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

When an eighth-grade

saxophone player from the

Oak Prairie Jazz Band became

ill before the Winter

Concert on Thursday, Jan.

18, band director Bill Rank

knew the show must go on.

So, sitting among the sax

players in the front row,

Rank did double duty of

performing and directing.

“I’ve done this before,”

Rank said. “I jump right

in. I can fill in on trumpet,

on trombone and even on

string bass if I needed to. I

have a trumpet and clarinet

with me all day.”

The band director and

music technology teacher

from Oak Prairie was a bonus

as he performed a solo

along with other Jazz Band

members at the Winter Concert

at Ludwig School.

“These students are selfmotivated,”

Rank said.

“They try and improve everyday;

that is key at this

age.”

Besides being a band director

and music technology

teacher, Rank plays professionally

in a band called

Brass Tracks Jazz Orchestra.

In fact, Rank brought

the Oak Prairie Jazz Band to

open for them at Hackney’s

Restaurant a few weeks ago.

“The experience of doing

shows and performing,

these students learn how to

improvise and react to musicians

in different ways,”

Rank said. “Every night it’s

a different story. The school

stage sounds different than

Hackney’s. Besides that, the

students also learn to interact

on stage and respond to

each other and work together

without talking to each

other. Music is cool when

you’re interacting with

sound and visual clues.”

One of the pieces performed

by the band during

the Winter Concert was

“Paquito’s Revenge.”

“It’s one of my favorite

songs for the students to

perform,” Rank said. “The

song is influenced by Paquito

D’Rivera, a saxophone

player from Brazil. The harmonic

progression is a nice

minor two-five. It has nice

flowing lines and the counter

point with the horns and

saxophones. It was a tough

piece. We’ve been working

on that song all year.”

Jazz band member Keagan

Schmeckpeper played

a solo in “Paquito’s Revenge.”

“I felt my solo went

well,” Schmeckpeper said.

“‘Paquito’s Revenge’ is one

of my favorite songs to perform.

I’d like to play ‘Danny

Boy’ in the future.”

The Oak Prairie Jazz

Band will be busy performing

at the upcoming Prairie

State Jazz Festival and the

Naperville Big Band Festival.

For a closer venue,

the band will perform at

Lockport Township High

School’s East Campus on

March 9.

Before the Jazz Band

performed, the Ludwig

fifth-grade band held their

first performance of the

year. The band is directed

by Anissa Danley and Dee

Nommensen who work with

about 87 students.

“The students did a nice

job for their first concert,”

Danley said. “We always

get a little nervous that they

can pull it all together and

they did.”

The fifth-grade band performed

three songs, “High

Adventure,” “Selections

from Tradition of Excellence”

and “Dragonfly.”

“We like ‘Dragonfly,’”

Danley said. “It’s been a

tradition. All the fifth-grade

Ivanna Gonzalez, member of the Ludwig fifth-grade band, performs “High Adventure” Thursday, Jan. 18, during the Winter

Concert at Ludwig School. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

bands in the past 13 years

have played it for their very

first concert.”

Playing the flute, Tara

Mastorakos of Homer Glen

enjoyed performing in her

first concert.

“I really enjoyed performing

with everyone,” Mastorakos

said. “My favorite

song tonight was ‘Dragonfly.’

I’m looking forward to

performing ‘Pink Panther.’”

Another first for the

evening was the first time

Nommensen directed her

11-year-old son, Caden.

“I wasn’t nervous at all,”

Caden said. “My favorite

song of the concert was

‘Dragonfly’ because we get

to buzz our mouthpieces.”

His mother Dee, couldn’t

agree more.

“I wasn’t nervous either,”

she said. “The kids were

fantastically prepared. We

began rehearsing with them

in September, they took all

that training and put it together

tonight. I work with

them in small groups because

I get to know them

better and I get to help them

be the best that they can be.”

After the fifth-grade band

performed, they turned their

chairs around to view the

performance of the Oak

Prairie Jazz Band.

“We do that to have the

students see what they are

listening to,” Danley said.

“It shows them what they

can do in a few years.”

RIGHT: Hannah Hupke from

Lockport performs “Dragonfly”

with the Ludwig

fifth-grade band during the

Winter Concert.


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Getting to know Sally Beller

Beller has been a part of The

Artist Guild of Lockport for

more than two years.

What media do you work

with most?

I have three

media that I

work in. It goes

between acrylics

and watercolors

mainly.

I started a watercolor

class

Beller

about two years ago with the

Lockport [Township] Park

District, and I had never done

watercolors before. I kind of

like to challenge myself every

once in a while. Watercolors is

intimidating for a lot of people

and it was for me to tell you

the truth, but now I love it.

How did you get into art?

I’m old, and it’s been a

lifelong pursuit of mine. I’ve

always dabbled in the arts.

Now when I had my children

and raising my family,

it kind of went on the back

burner, but once my kids

got a little older, [I picked it

back up]. I’ve always kind

of taken some classes...I always

like to keep my hand in

it. It was always something

that I really enjoyed, but I really

never felt I was educated

enough to sell my artwork or

anything like that until I got

into [TAGOL], and boy it’s

been eye-opening for me.

When did you first get

involved with The Artist

Guild of Lockport?

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who is also a member, said,

“You need to join this, you’ll

really enjoy it.” So that was

a little over two years ago,

and that’s how I joined.

What local artists do you

admire?

Ed Smith of course. Rich

Green, he’s only been around

for about a year and his work

is just phenomenal. I look

up to so many people in the

guild, and I feel like it’s a

learning experience just being

there and being in a community

with these people. It’s hard

to say who I admire the most.

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it. But also, subject matter.

Sometimes you get, like

writer’s block, you get artist’s

block. You’re looking at

that canvas and saying, “OK,

what can I do today?” But I

[get] a lot of my inspiration

[from] travel. I’ve been to

Ireland, Hawaii and Mexico.

All of those trips, I’ve produced

art from them. And

that’s a good inspiration for

me — travel.

What part of art comes

easiest to you?

Once I’ve made up my

mind what I’m going to do,

just getting into it. To me it’s

so much fun. I can sit at my

easel for four or five hours

and look up and say, “Where

did the day go?” That’s the

easy part.

What are your future goals

for your art?

I want to start up a website,

so I’m trying to get my

son-in-law to help me out

with that. So it’s kind of in

the works. The goal is to get

a website going.

How would you describe

your style?

I want to say eclectic. It’s

all over the place. All of my

acrylics I kind of look at them

and I can say, “Yeah, I did

those.” They don’t look like

anybody else’s. Now the watercolors

on the other hand,

it’s a much softer medium, so

I tend to be a little dreamier

I guess you would call it. It’s

just a softer medium so all my

works seem a little calming.

In fact, two of my artworks

I’ve named “Calm.” A specific

style, it’s more traditional.

I’ve not attempted to do any

abstract things. They’re really

hard, maybe that will be

my next goal.

Do you do art full time?

It’s more of a hobby, but

“Red Jacket” is one of Sally Beller’s favorite pieces she’s created

because of the patterns and colors in it. Photo submitted

since I’m retired I spend a lot

more time [on art] than just a

hobby. And I’m a little more

committed I think than just a

hobby. And being in the guild,

once a week I meet with everybody.

I try not to miss our

Tuesday night socials. I try to

participate in every show, so

it’s a little more than a hobby.

My goal is to sell some things,

but I’m not going to quit my

day job, which I don’t really

have. I wouldn’t mind selling

some things. You don’t realize

how emotional it is to sell one

of your works, and the first

time I sold at the gallery, I was

like “This is so sad, there goes

a piece of me.” I’ve sold other

things, but it was something

I had put my heart and soul

into, and I was surprised at

my reaction.

What’s your favorite part

about being in TAGOL?

My favorite part about being

in the art guild is just being

part of that community.

It’s something I never expected.

In this leg in my life,

I’m just thrilled to be around

like-minded people, which

I’ve never been before.

What are some of your

favorite pieces you’ve

created?

There’s a watercolor I did

called “Red Jacket” and for

whatever reason I just love it.

It’s an Asian person in a boat

with a hat and it’s got pattern

to it, it’s got the colors that I

love. So, that one I like, and

then I’ve got a sentimental

one that I did from a mission

trip that I took to Mexico. It’s

kind of like a cityscape, however

the city is pretty small.

And I challenged myself by

putting people in...I don’t

know if you notice, but a lot

of landscapes and cityscapes,

you don’t see the people. It’s

like the apocalypse has come.

And I challenged myself to

put the people in there because

these people were my

friends. It’s kind of sentimental

because I lost one of my

friends, and she’ll always be

there because I painted her.

Interview by Editor Max

Lapthorne


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Butler students experience recycling hands-on

Students turn 1,210

pounds of plastic

into benches for the

school playground

Submitted by Homer 33C

What do 1,210 pounds of

recycled plastic get you? In

the case of Butler School,

three heavy-duty benches.

Students and staff began

collecting plastic lids from

peanut butter jars, coffee

cans and mayonnaise jars last

March in the hope of having

them melted down and

turned into a single Buddy

Bench for their playground.

But when first-grade teacher

Jane Baar and media center

assistant Denise Yaeger arrived

at Green Tree Plastics,

LLC with two carloads of

plastic lids, they were shocked

to learn they had enough to

make three benches.

Students and staff embraced

the “A Bench for Caps

(ABC) Program” from the

beginning, dutifully bringing

in acceptable lids from home

each week and setting aside

lids from their school lunches.

The program is part of

Green Tree Plastics’ ABC

Promise Partnership, encouraging

students to learn more

about green living. At Butler

School, students not only

learned about the power of

recycling but the importance

of working together and caring

for one another.

They were told the benches

would serve as a place to sit

when they don’t have a friend

to play with at recess, encouraging

others to invite them to

join them in a game or activity.

The Butler PTO helped

make the project come to

fruition, contributing the

$250 needed to make the first

bench. The school paid for

the second bench; an anonymous

donor paid for the third

bench.

Students returned to school Jan. 8 to find three Buddy Benches made from 1,210 pounds

of plastic they had collected. Photos submitted

Butler School media center assistant Denise Yaeger (left) and first-grade teacher Jane Baar

delivered 1,210 pounds of plastic caps to Green Tree Plastics, LLC in December

The plastic caps collected at the school filled three

containers.

Butler School students take a seat on and around the three

Buddy Benches made from recycled caps.

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Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage credits community involvement for success

Jacquelyn Schlabach

Assistant Editor

Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage

credits its success to

being involved in the communities

it serves.

For almost 38 years,

Pop’s has continued to

grow not only in locations

and menu items but also in

building connections with

its customers.

“I just feel if you’re involved

in your community,

and you support your community,

they support you

back,” said Kacie Dancy,

vice president of operations

at Pop’s and daughter

of owner Frank Radochonski.

“So, I think that’s a

huge, huge reason for our

success, as well as [being]

a great restaurant to

come to.”

Pop’s has 15 locations

across the suburbs, and

each one is involved in its

communities and sponsors

various events. Dancy

works at the original Pop’s

location in Palos Heights

and said the restaurant supports

the local baseball and

softball teams, sponsors

reading programs at the local

schools and library, and

gives out coupons for free

hot dogs on Halloween to

children.

“I truly believe that that’s

why Pop’s has been around

for as long as they have,

and why we’ve been as successful

as we have, because

we’ve been so involved in

the community, which is

cool,” Dancy said.

Other Pop’s locations,

including the one in Tinley

Park, has fundraiser nights

for local sports teams,

churches and schools, and

even gives schools coupons

for free hot dogs to their

teachers for Teacher Appreciation

Week, according to

franchisee Burke Matyas.

Chicken options have become more prevalent at Pop’s in

recent years.

“I’ve always believed in

supporting the small guy,”

Matyas said. “We’re a small

mom and pop shop, so [it’s

important] to give back to

the community, knowing

they support me.”

Not only do customers

keep coming back because

of the support they receive

from Pop’s but also, of

course, for the staples of the

restaurant. The famous Italian

beef ($5.29) is sliced,

cooked and served fresh

daily. The beef is served on

6-inch French bread, and

customers can add Pop’s

homemade giardiniera or

sweet peppers.

“Everything that goes on

[the Italian beef] I think my

dad has tried really hard to

pair our giardiniera and our

sweet peppers to match the

flavors,” Dancy said. “A lot

of the same seasonings are

used between the peppers

and the beef, so they compliment

each other really

well.”

Dancy also said the hot

dog ($2.99) is another

crowd favorite. The hot dog

is Pop’s brand, and customers

cannot get it the same

anywhere else. The Chicago-style

dog comes with

Pop’s Italian Beef &

Sausage

• 7153 W. 127th St. in

Palos Heights

• 14279 S. Wolf Road in

Orland Park

• 9400 W. 159th St. in

Orland Park

• 7301 W. 183rd St. in

Tinley Park

• 16600 W. 159th St. in

Lockport

• 11336 Lincoln

Highway in Mokena

For more information ...

Web: www.popsbeef.com

tomato, relish, mustard,

pickle, sport peppers and

celery salt, and it is served

on a seedless bun. It is the

only menu item that comes

wrapped in Pop’s famous

french fries.

“Our fries are kind of

what we’re known for; fries

are huge for us,” Dancy

said.

When Pop’s was first

founded by her father and

grandmother almost 38

years ago, the only items

on the menu were hamburgers,

hot dogs and beef

sandwiches. Over the years,

chicken has been incorporated

into the menu, like the

Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage features its homemade giardiniera atop one of the beef sandwiches

that helped make it famous. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media

A Pop’s Italian sausage sandwich ($4.25) is pictured here with red sauce and sweet

peppers.

grilled chicken breast on a

pita ($4.79), which is one

of Dancy’s favorites. There

also are six different salads

from which to choose,

as well as an Italian sausage

($4.25) that can come

with red sauce, sweet peppers

and/or au jus. Around

the time of St. Patrick’s

Day, the corned beef on rye

($5.19) or Reuben on rye

($5.75) become available

at various franchisees, but

the Palos Heights location

serves them year-round.

“It’s expanded into the

times of what people want,”

Dancy said. “It started off

what [my father and grandmother]

liked, and what they

knew best, and then grew into

what the customers wanted.”

Dancy said her father

has always looked for great

products to serve customers.

“We believed if we sold

a good product and it was

fresh and tasted great, then

people would come, and

that’s really how it’s been,”

she said.


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8100 W. 159th Street|Orland Park 8130 W. 159th Street |Orland Park 8150 W. 159th Street |Orland Park

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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Jaeger bird

5. Poetry on a grand

theme

9. Glee club

14. Like a wet noodle

15. Verdant

16. Exterminator’s

quarry

17. Kuwaiti

18. __ no good

19. In spite of the fact,

shortly

20. Male cat

21. Mokena youth

softball team nickname

23. ‘’La Dolce ___’’

(Fellini film)

25. Govt. workplace

watchdog

26. Law and Order

version

29. Promote

32. Music downloader

34. Mexican musicians

39. Food compilation

40. Genesis brother

41. Soviet Union

labor camp

43. Regan’s father

44. Yard pest

45. As a rule

47. Kind of gown

50. Isaac’s firstborn

51. Canadian city,

abbr.

52. Mokena is part of

this county

55. Thingy

58. Scavenger kitty

61. 180° turn, slangily

63. “That’s hogwash!”

66. Board partner

67. Oceanic raptor

68. Cankers

69. A while back

70. Old French coins

71. Shot

72. ‘’Time ___ My

Side’’ (Stones song)

73. “Hey, there!”

Down

1. Fence piece

2. Bolshoi rival

3. Type of taste

4. Police alert, for short

5. Jewish month

6. Kind of platter

7. Prefix with -pathy

8. TV Guide listings

9. Necktie

10. Financial predicament

11. Quaker cereal

12. First person in Germany

13. Sweater letter

21. Cake with a kick

22. Yellowfin tuna

24. Followed

26. Look of contempt

27. Corrupt

28. Bad loan

30. Cardiology chart, for

short

31. Calendar abbr.

33. Two dots placed over

a vowel

34. Rumba relative

35. Cancel an event or

meeting

36. Started a fire again

37. French Guiana’s

Royale, e.g.

38. Learned one

42. Astronaut Grissom

46. Café au ___

48. Unafraid

49. Rapper prefix

53. The king of France

54. Center of Beaujolais

country

56. Mozart is on some of

them

57. Maitre d’s offerings

58. Those in favor?

59. 2017 animated movie

60. Dinner starter ender

62. Tomorrow’s opposite,

abbr.

63. Chinese food additive

64. “She loves __” Beatles

65. Before, in poetry

67. Clairvoyance, e.g.

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St.,

Lockport; (815) 834-

9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-Friday:

Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live Band

■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

The Outpost Pub & Grill

(14929 Archer Ave.,

Lockport; (815) 836-

8893)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and

Thursdays: Live DJ and

Karaoke

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-

1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

■10 ■ p.m.-midnight Saturdays:

Cosmic Bowl

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-

7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

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 LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708) 478-

3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.

com.

answers

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 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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VALENTINE’S

DAY

COLORING

CONTEST

ENTRY FORM

Name

Address

City

State

Phone ( ) - Age

SEE STORY IN THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF THE NEWSPAPER

FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS.

CONTEST RULES

The contest is open to children ages 3-12. There will be three winners chosen in each age group (Ages 3-5; Ages 6-8; and Ages 9-12). Prizes will be awarded to the

first-, second- and third-place entrants in each age group. Completed entries will be judged on creativity and neatness by 22nd Century Media's staff. The entry form

must be filled out completely in order to be eligible. Only one entry per person is allowed. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Winners will be notified by

phone on Friday, Feb. 9.

The winners in each category will be published in the Feb. 15 edition of the paper. Entries can either be dropped off or mailed to: 11516 W. 183rd St. 3SW, Orland

Park, IL, 60467. Office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 22nd Century Media is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or postage due entries. For more

information or questions about the contest, call (708) 326-9170 ext. 20.


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ORLAND PARK, IL

(January 25, 2018)-

Recent transferees and

homebuyers looking

to move into a new

home quickly will be

pleased to hear that

T.J. Cachey Builders

at Leighlinbridge

Townhomes of

Manhattan, is offering a

stunning, maintenancefree

ranch and two

story townhomes with

master bedrooms on

the first floor. These

immediately available

units are unbelievably

priced starting at

$204,900.

All villa homes built

in Leighlinbridge

come standard with

central air conditioning,

an abundance of

beautifully crafted

hardwood cabinetry,

a breakfast bar in the

kitchen, energy-efficient

gas forced air heating,

and select rooms are

pre-wired for ceiling

NEW MAINTENANCE-FREE VILLA RANCH HOME

AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY

fans, cable television

and telephones.

Cachey is also

willing to customize

these homes with

hardwood flooring,

granite or solid

surface countertops,

skylights, fireplaces

and much more.

For comfort of the

homebuyers, T.J.

Cachey Builders

did their homework

before designing

the Arklow, a

ranch townhome.

For example, after

studying human

behavior, they

determined that

family and friends

spend a lot of time

in a home’s kitchen

and breakfast areas.

To make these rooms

more comfortable

as a gathering place,

the square footage

of the rooms is

sized accordingly to

accommodate larger

tables, more chairs, and

open views to the main

living areas. In contrast

to most villas/condos/

townhomes, the furnace

and other mechanicals

were moved out of

kitchen closets and

into the basement.

This accomplished two

things, reduced noise

transmission into the

homes most cherished

gathering place and

increased the efficiency

of the gas forced-air

heating unit.

The sales center at

Leighlinbridge Villas

is open from 11 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Friday,

Saturday and Sunday.

For more information

about Leigh I in bridge

Villa homes call (815)

680-503 7 or visit

www.cacheybuilders.com.

The community is

conveniently located on

the west side of Gougar

Road, approximately½

mile south of

Manhattan Road. To

reach the community

take Laraway Road to

Route 52 south and look

for Gougar Road at

a Y intersection Uust

past the cemetery)

on the north side of

Manhattan. At this

intersection bear

right and continue

south for less than

I mile and look for

community on the

west side of the road.

T. J. CacheyBuilders

is also offering

custom built single

family homes in New

Lenox communities.

The final phase of

Sky Harbor is now

open, priced from

$296,900 with lookout

lots. The popular

Stagecoach model

is available for sale,

as well as one lot left

in Phase I. There are

only four lots remaining

in Cherry Hill South

starting at $240,900.

The Carson, a new

ranch plan, starts

at $314,900. It is

the perfect design

for related living. A

Carson is currently

under construction in

Manhattan. It has a

separate living area for

Mom or Dad.

Families who purchase

a home from T. J.

Cachey Builders can

take comfort in the

fact that the company

survived the recent

recession and has over

90 years of experience,

is financially secure

and has constructed

thousands of homes for

satisfied homeowners

in Chicago, South

Holland, Oak Lawn,

Orland Park, Palos

Park, Homer Glen,

Frankfort, Manhattan

and Mokena. Tom

Cachey is a third

generation president

of T.J. Cachey Builders

and former president

of the Southwest

Suburban Home

Builders Association.


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The Lockport Legend’s

These upscale, luxury townhomes are

available now or build to suit.

What: A 2,400-square-foot ranch

townhouse with many standard

features and full basement. There are

also additional models to choose from.

Where: 14901 Preserve Drive, Lockport

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- Jonathan C. Berg to

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$346,500

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• 16456 W. 146th Place,

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- Thomas W. Bruecks

to Nathan W. Benard,

$156,000

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boasts many standard upgrades

including: nine-foot ceiling in the main

level, nine-foot ceiling in basement,

two-car finished garage with opener,

Kohler and Moen fixtures, wrought

iron staircase, white raised-panel solid

masonite interior doors, white five-inch

oversized baseboards, tray ceiling

in master bedroom, three-inch oak

flooring on the main level, custom birch

kitchen cabinets with crown, stainless

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1003 Help Wanted

P/T Store Warehouse Associate

We’re looking for a customer-oriented individual who is

responsible, well-organized and dependable. Duties incl’d:

load customer merch; merch preparation; special event

assignments; handling special projects. Will also assist w/

display furniture handling and other duties throughout the

store. You will have the ability to work independently, and

as a team, and possess good interpersonal skills as you will

interact w/ customers and coworkers in areas throughout

the company. We will train you, if you are: detail oriented;

have proficiency w/ computers & solid data entry exp;

some inventory exp a plus; must be able to work a flexible

schedule to accommodate special sales events.

Darvin Furniture

15400 S. LaGrange Rd

Orland Park, IL 60462

Fax: 708.460.4142

www.darvin.com

Growing Media Company

Seeks Sales Directors

Position Overview:

22nd Century Media, a media

publishing company based in

Orland Park, is seeking Sales

Directors to join their team.

Responsibilities Include:

Proactively prospecting and

qualifying potential new

advertising accounts; handling

incoming leads; guiding ad

copy for clients; identifying

business opportunities and

working with decision makers

to obtain customer

commitment; and achieving

weekly revenue targets.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will possess

1–3 years of experience in

local/retail advertising sales

and/or media environment.

Must have a strong work ethic

and ability to work

independently as well as with

a team. Excellent

communication skills,

time-management and

interpersonal skills required.

Next Steps:

For more information or to be

considered for this

opportunity, email a

resume to:

careers@22ndcenturymedia.com

No phone calls please. EOE

P/T Shampoo Assistant

for Lockport salon & spa.

Apply within: Studio 305

230 E. 8th St, Lockport

815.834.0401

Help

Wanted

P/T Front Office

Cashier/Credit Dept

We’re looking for upbeat,

personable office assoc. to

join our team. Will train

right person. Must have

good customer service and

computer skills. Cash

handling skills pref. Must

have the ability to work

flex. evening hrs & wknds.

You will process

transactions, handle the

paperwork process,

interact with customers,

process credit applications,

handle customer inquiries,

and other clerical duties.

Attention to detail, strong

customer orientation, and

problem resolution skills.

Apply online at

www.darvin.com

Fax: 708.460.4142

humanresources@darvin.com

DARVIN FURNITURE

15400 S. LaGrange Rd.

Orland Park, IL 60462

Homer Glen-Home Office

adding to permanent office

staff. Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm.

Exp in cust serv, computer,

some accting. Start @

$12/hr w/ pd vacation +

raises. Solid work history

+ reliability a must. Only

serious need apply.

Send resume to:

apm-resume@comcast.net

1003 Help

Wanted

Are you a Certified Fitness

Trainer? Do you want the

freedom of being your own

boss and creating your own

hours? Looking to grow or

start your business? Office

space is available for rent. For

more information call:

ANATOMY PHYSICAL

FITNESS @ 815-405-2209

Greenhouse Assistant

Wanted. P/T or F/T. Plant

knowledge recommended.

Caring for greenhouse

materials. Assisting retail

customers. Melka Garden

Center. Send resume to:

Gardencenter@jimmelka.com

Immediate openings

for house cleaners in

SW suburbs.

P/T wkdays. No

evenings/weekends.

815.464.1988

P/T Night Janitor

Position Available.

General housekeeping

duties. 15-19 hrs.

For application, send

contact info to:

staffingneeds1@gmail.com

2017 Southwest Choice

Award winner Pet Patrol

is looking for dog walkers

& pet sitters in Orland,

Homer Glen, & Lemont.

For more info & to apply:

www.pet-patrol.net

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call Al: 630.327.2435.

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Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

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708.403.8707

Heaven Sent Caregivers

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service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1037 Prayer /

Novena

Thank you Our Lady of

Mt. Carmel for prayers

answered. CP

Automotive

1074 Auto for

Sale

2009 Nissan Murano LE

67k mi. Comes w/ Bose

speaker system, 6 disc CD

changer, heated seats, dual

sunroof & extras.

Good Condition. $10,400.

(708)645-0358

Rental

1225 Apartments

for Rent

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heat &water included,

no pets. Close to

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2090 Flooring

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 12936 W. 159th Street Unit #1D,

Lockport, IL 60441 (Residential). On

the 8th day ofFebruary, 2018 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: BMO Harris Bank N.A. Plaintiff

V. Norma J. Budinger; et. al. Defendant.

Case No. 16CH 2259 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 1131 East Treeline Drive, Unit 2,

Lockport, IL 60441 (Condominium ).

On the 8th day ofFebruary, 2018 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: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee

for the Pooling and Servicing Agreement

Dated as of November 1, 2004

Park Place Securities, Inc. Asset-Backed

Pass-Through Certificates Series

2004-WHQ2 Plaintiff V. Robert C.

Nash a/k/a Robert Nash; Cheryl D.

Nash a/k/a Cheryl Nash; Woodlands

Homeowner`s Association, Inc.; Unknown

Beneficiaries of First Secure

Bank and Trust Co., f/k/a Family Bank

and Trust Company, as Trustee under

the provisions ofatrust agreement dated

December 05, 2002 and known as Trust

Number 7-709; First Secure Bank and

Trust Co., f/k/a Family Bank and Trust

Company, as Trustee under the provisions

of atrust agreement dated December

05, 2002 and known asTrust Number

7-709; Unknown Heirs and Legatees

of Robert C. Nash, if any; Unknown

Heirs and Legatees of Cheryl D.Nash,

if any;; Unknown Owners and Non Record

Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 17CH 0476 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

2701 Property for

Sale

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made incash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

Certificate No. 32011 was filed in

the Office of the County Clerk of

Will onJanuary 9, 2018 wherein

the business firm of Interstate Sealcoating

located at 411 Pasadena

Ave, Crest Hill, IL 60403 is registered

and acertificate notice setting

forth the following:

Michael Pennington, 410 NKinzie,

Thornton, IL 60476 708-238-2025

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 9th day of January, 2018

Nancy Schultz Voots

Will County Clerk

Certificate No. 32030 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will onJanuary 19, 2018 wherein

the business firm of GBOW Services

located at 1616 S State St,

Lockport, IL 60441 is registered

and acertificate notice setting forth

the following:

Ma Cristina Gonzalez, 26235 W

Overland Ct, Channahon, IL 60410

773-612-0172

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 19th day of January, 2018

Nancy Schultz Voots

Will County Clerk

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

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Plaintiff,

vs.

Norma J. Budinger; et. al.

Defendant. No. 16 CH 2259

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause onthe 13th day of September,

2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

8th day of February, 2018 ,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:

UNIT 3-1D OF ONE PARK PLACE

CONDOMINIUM TOGETHER WITH

AN EASEMENT FOR PARKING

PURPOSES IN AND UPON GARAGE

SPACE 3-1D AND ALSO WITH AN

UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTER-

EST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS,

AS DELINEATED AND SET FORTH

IN THE PLAT OF SURVEY AT-

TACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TOTHE

DECLARATION OF CONDOMIN-

IUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED NO-

VEMBER 28, 1995 AS DOCUMENT

NO. R95-91811 AS AMENDED ON

SEPTEMBER 10, 1996, AS DOCU-

MENT NO. R96-81111, AS

AMENDED FROM TIME TOTIME,

IN THE EAST HALF OF THE

SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SEC-

TION 14, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH,

RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD

PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Commonly known as: 12936 W.

159th Street Unit #1D, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Residential

P.I.N.: 16-05-14-411-005-1004

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus


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2703 Legal

Notices

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

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

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for

the Pooling and Servicing Agreement

Dated as of November 1, 2004 Park

Place Securities, Inc. Asset-Backed

Pass-Through Certificates Series

2004-WHQ2

Plaintiff,

vs.

Robert C. Nash a/k/a Robert Nash;

Cheryl D. Nash a/k/a Cheryl Nash;

Woodlands Homeowner`s Association,

Inc.; Unknown Beneficiaries of First Secure

Bank and Trust Co., f/k/a Family

Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee

under the provisions ofatrust agreement

dated December 05, 2002 and

known asTrust Number 7-709; First Secure

Bank and Trust Co., f/k/a Family

Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee

under the provisions ofatrust agreement

dated December 05, 2002 and

known as Trust Number 7-709; Unknown

Heirs and Legatees of Robert C.

Nash, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees

of Cheryl D. Nash, if any;; Unknown

Owners and Non Record Claimants

Defendant. No. 17 CH 0476

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 2nd day of November,

2017, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

8th day of February, 2018 ,commencing

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

County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa

Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432,

sell at public auction to the highest and

best bidder orbidders the following-described

real estate:

THAT PART OF LOT 46, IN THE

WOODLANDS UNIT ONE, A SUBDI-

VISION OF PART OFTHE SOUTH-

EAST QUARTER OFSECTION 13,

TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL

MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEB-

RUARY 18, 1994 AS DOCUMENT

R94-20441, DESCRIBED AS BEGIN-

NING ATTHE NORTHEAST COR-

NER OF SAID LOT; THENCE

SOUTHEASTERLY, ONTHE EAST

LINE OF SAID LOT, 167.13 FEET TO

THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF

SAID LOT; THENCE WESTERLY,

ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID

LOT, 78.15 FEET TO THE SOUTH-

ERLY EXTENSION OF THE CEN-

TERLINE OF THE COMMON WALL

OF AN EXISTING DUPLEX;

THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, ON

SAID SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF

SAID CENTERLINE, AND ON THE

NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF SAID

CENTERLINE, 137.85 FEET TO THE

NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT;

THENCE EASTERLY ON SAID

NORTH LINE, HAVING ARADIUS

OF 180.00 FEET CONVEX TO THE

2703 Legal

Notices

SOUTH, 39.00 FEET TO THE POINT

OF BEGINNING, IN THE CITY OF

LOCKPORT, IN WILL COUNTY, IL-

LINOIS.

Commonly known as: 1131 East

Treeline Drive, Unit 2, Lockport, IL

60441

Description of Improvements:

Condominium

P.I.N.: 11-04-13-413-044-0000

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

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

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

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

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

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by subdivisions

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

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

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

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

THE WIRBICKI LAW GROUP

33 W. Monroe St. Suite 1140

Chicago, Illinois 60603

P: 312-360-9455

F: 312-572-7823

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

2900 Merchandise

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168 National Geographics

magazine for sale. 1973 thru

1986 issues asking $100 for all

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Call 708.479.7621

92” queen sleeper sofa, nuetral

colors. Smoke/pet free home.

$100. Love seat extra

708.429.7107

Black & Decker edger/trimmer

$15. Keyboard &stand $25.

Snow shovel $5. Trunk 4’x2’

$15.708.369.1310

Brand new J.Reynolds electric

guitar w/ case &extra strap,

medium brown, white in middle

&shiny, plus guitar book

(from 1978) Mel Bays $100.

708.612.7373

Cherry wood cigars box w/ 5

drawers $25. Sharp 19” TV

never used, flat $25. Panasonic

fax machine, like new $25.

Ask for Lou. 708.448.9597

2900 Merchandise

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Christmas Cannonball “2002”

special edition train collectors

item $75. 708.403.2473

Copper train cookie cutter set,

new $8. 12” clay bell pot $8.

Womens magazines .50 each.

Four green wine glasses, boxed

$15. Bike seat 10”Wx10”D $5.

708.460.8308

Craftsman rare vintage commercial

long barrel air hammer

9 pc chisel set & case $75.

New American camper kerosene

lantern vintage 12” high

sturdy metal construction $25.

708.466.9907

Crystal: baskets & candy

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708.369.1310

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and mouse included (hard drive

has been wiped) $75.

815.806.9650

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1970’s $35. New Santa musical

car from M. Fields $12. Orange

ceramic pumpkin w/ lid,

new $12. Complete nat’l park

map $6. 708.460.8308

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the range micro -convection

microwave oven, does not

work. Needs 1part, stainless

steel $75. 815.348.2884

George Foreman grill $20. HP

printer, copier, scanner $20. 2

pairs cross country skis, boots

& poles $60. WS 8.5, M.

815.463.0282

Ladies long reversible

suede/fur coat, water repellant,

excellent condition, 14-16,

paid $300, asking $60. Fake

fur jacket, new $40.

815.545.0383

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$22. Car cover lock kit,

new $12. Blue coral upholstery

cleaner 23oz. $5. 1988-1989

Mercury Tracer SVS manual

$35. 708.460.8308

Mens ski outfit (size medium)

jacket, bibs, hat $35. Perfect

condition. 3pr mens ski gloves

$6 ea. 1pr ladies ski mittens

$6. 815.320.6178

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Cubs cards $2. Books,

nic-nacs. Chris 708.203.5667

New bed frame, all sizes $15.

708.599.6769

Nintendo Wii Fit Plus, used,

good condition, no console

$15. TV antennae, flat HD outdoor,

new $40. Drapes, 3 sets,

Earth tone, 80W, good condition

$45. 708.822.8119

Shawnee pottery pieces, Puss

N’ Boots & lucky elephant

pitchers $100 ea. Call

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For those that don’t

know, how would you

describe competitive

dance?

Well now it’s called competitive

dance, but it used

to be called the poms team.

It’s sort of a mixture of cheer

and dance, but it’s more of a

style. People think of it as an

art form, but you’re judged

on an entire team performance,

not just as an individual.

How did you get involved

in competitive

dance?

When I was in junior

high, I loved playing basketball.

I was on the team

there, played travel, everything.

But I also did dance.

So when it came to high

school I was debating on

basketball or dance. But my

teammates from Elite Dance

Academy Studio [in Homer]

convinced me to stick with

dance and I love it.

What do you love about

it?

I love the friends that I’ve

made. I’m the youngest of

four and have three older

brothers [Jake, David, Matt],

so they’re the sisters I never

had. But I’m also very competitive.

So I love competing

and the determination. I love

setting goals and reaching

them.

How did the SouthWest

Suburban Conference

meet go for the team?

That was on Jan. 10 at

Bolingbrook. We finished

third, but we had a point violation

for jewelry. Otherwise

we would have won. So it was

disappointing, but we know

in our heart that we won.

Have you gone to state

before?

Yes. I personally made it

to state freshman year and

junior year. So I hope to

make it again this year. We

do the same dance performance

all year. So there’s a

lot of cleaning and perfecting

the performance.

How do you come up

with the routine?

In the past we’ve used an

outside choreographer, but for

this one, other than getting a

few pointers, we didn’t have

to get an outside choreographer.

We choreographed it all

ourselves. The song we perform

to is called “Something

in the Water,” and it’s by Carrie

Underwood. We like that

she’s relative, but we wanted

to make it our own. We wear

blue, sparkly costumes and

smile and dance throughout it.

Since you perform to the

same song all year, do

you ever get tired of it?

We’ve been doing it since

October, so a good, solid 3-4

months. In the past I’ve got

tired of it, but not this year.

We came up with it and did

it. But there are times you

don’t even hear the song as

you’re performing. You just

hear the count and the beat.

What have you learned

from your competitive

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dance coach at Lockport,

Julie Rolston?

This is her first year as

head coach. She was an assistant

last year. She always

says, “Less is more.” But I’ve

also learned to go all out and

be confident from her. She’s

always very encouraging, uplifting,

and has faith in us.

Are you planing to do

anything with dance in

college?

Yes. I could either go and

continue dance at a college

like DePaul in Chicago or

Grand Valley State in Michigan.

Or I could go study it at

a university and get a major

or minor in it. Then potentially

go teach it. But I’m leaning

toward going to continue to

do dance as a performer.

What’s the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lockport?

I think that Lockport sets

a very good environment for

everyone. All the coaches at

Lockport are very helpful

and encouraging.

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Boys Bowling

Porters fall short of state bid

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

In sports people often refer

to the home field advantage.

For the Lincoln-Way Central

and Lincoln-Way West

boys bowling teams it was

home lanes advantage.

Led by individual champion

Alex Nolan and the thirdplace

finisher Jack Davern,

Central cruised to the title of

its own sectional last weekend.

The Knights, who will

be making their first trip to

state since finishing third in

2008, led from the start and

put up a score of 6,343 on

Saturday, Jan. 20, at Laraway

Lanes in New Lenox.

That was 445 pins better

than runner up Lincoln-Way

West (5,898), which also

calls Laraway Lanes home.

The Warriors, who were led

by their two returning seniors,

George Dennison and

Caleb Kirby (1,232 each),

jumped to second in the final

game and advanced downstate

for the second straight

season.

The other four qualifying

teams were Joliet West

(5,828), Minooka (5,789),

Plainfield Central (5,688)

and Oswego East (5,662).

The state finals are this

weekend, Friday, Jan. 26,

and Saturday, Jan. 27, at St.

Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.

It seemed to be a foregone

conclusion that the Porters

would advance downstate

for a sixth straight season.

Except it wasn’t. An otherwise

outstanding season,

which included a South-

West Suburban Conference

championship and a regional

title for Lockport came to

a sudden end. The Porters

were ninth overall with a

total of 5,578 pins. That

was 84 pins behind sixthplace

finisher Oswego East.

Lockport’s top individual

was senior Alec Buchhaas,

who qualified for state as an

individual.

“We struggled here [at

Laraway Lanes] in the past,”

Buchhaas said. “It was tough

for us, but it was tough for

everyone.”

Buchhaas, one of Lockport’s

two senior starters,

finished with a total of 1,235.

He had a trio of games of 210

or higher, including one of

257 in the fifth game. Buchhaas

has bowled at state all

four years he has been a part

of the varsity team at Lockport.

Junior Caleb Derrig

(1,170) and senior Keith

Pintoy (1,110) also bowled

all six games for Lockport.

Junior Evan Pleshar

(713) and senior Mitch Gajda

(709) both rolled four

games, junior Andrew Bean

(346) bowled two games,

and sophomore Ray Bufka

(167 in game No. 1) and junior

Jimmy Rozhon (128 in

game No. 2) each fired one

game for the Porters.

“We didn’t have it all

Lockport’s Ray Bufka takes aim Saturday, Jan. 20, during

the boys bowling sectional at Laraway Lanes in New Lenox.

Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

day,” Lockport coach Ron

Davis said. “We never broke

1,000 in any game [team

high of 988 in game No. 3].

The guys just couldn’t figure

[lane conditions] out. It

is what it is. All good things

must come to an end.”

Entering the season, the

Porters weren’t sure how

good the team would be.

While they will miss the seniors,

especially Buchhaas,

they had a lot of underclassmen

perform well. That will

only help them next season.

“We had a hard time picking

the team this year,” Davis

said. “We will have a

good team next year.”

Boys Swimming and Diving

Lockport boys swimming overcomes Warriors 105-77 in New Lenox

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

With an eye on the upcoming

conference meet and

sectional to follow soon after

that, the Lockport Township

and Lincoln-Way West

boys swimming teams tuned

up last week. The two teams

met in a SouthWest Suburban

Conference crossover

dual meet on Jan. 16 in New

Lenox.

There, Lockport outdistanced

the host Warriors 105-

77. While the win was nice

for the Porters (3-4, 2-3),

both they and West (2-7, 1-6)

were looking toward the conference

meet and beyond.

“We’re nearing the end,

so we’re looking to fine-tune

everything,” Lockport swimmer

Erik Firganek said. “Our

turns, our touches, our walls,

everything. We’re swimming

tired now. Some of

the younger guys are looking

ahead to the conference,

while the guys that have been

on varsity longer will look to

taper more toward the sectional.”

Firganek, a senior, captured

the 100-yard butterfly

against West with a time of

59.06 seconds and was also

on a pair of winning relay

teams.

“It went pretty well,”

Firganek said of the meet

against the Warriors. “We

swam in some off events [he

usually swims the 100- and

200-yard freestyle for individual

events]. But it’s a good

refresher to swim those off

events. My goal is to get to

state. I haven’t yet, and I’ve

Lockport’s Michael Bates reacts to his time after winning

the 50-yard freestyle Jan. 16 during a meet against Lincoln-

Way West in New Lenox. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

worked four years for that.”

Also winning individual

titles for the Porters was junior

Michael Bates (25.58

seconds) in the 50-yard freestyle

and Connor Hecker

(51.83), who outraced fellow

senior teammate Colin

Onak (55.37) in the 100-yard

freestyle. Also, sophomore

Augusto Ureta (5:30.14) won

the 500-yard freestyle by over

18 seconds. In the diving, senior

Logan Morgan (271.05)

outscored junior teammate

Wrigley Fields (263.60).

Lockport also won all

three relays, starting with

the 200-yard medley relay to

kick off the meet. There, the

senior foursome of Hecker,

Giovanni Onesto, Jacob

Sweis and Haleem Ajibola

won with a time of 1:49.92.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay,

the Porters pulled out the

Top 3 spots. Finishing first

was Firganek, Ajibola, junior

Tyler Thompson and Sweis

(1:35.25), while the foursome

of Ureta, Hecker, junior

Simon Harmata and Bates

(1:41.21) placed second.

It was more of the same in

the 400-yard freestyle relay.

There, the Porters also placed

all three top spots. Firganek,

Sweis, Onak and Hecker

(3:35.17) captured the top

spot, while Ureta, Bates, Ajibola

and Thompson (3:49.78)

took second.

The team is doing OK,”

Lockport coach Jason Ozbolt

said. “We [had] senior

night on Thursday [Jan. 18

against Stagg], so we are saying

goodbye to 13 seniors.

The next few weeks we are

going to look at some of our

underclassman to step up and

realize that they have some

big shoes to fill. We also

are looking in the next few

weeks and conference to see

some guys race for spots on

the sectional lineup.”

For swimming, the SWSC

is still divided into two divisions.

The Porters are in the

Blue Division and will travel

to Stagg on Friday, Feb. 2,

and Saturday, Feb. 3, for the

conference meet.


44 | January 25, 2018 | The Lockport Legend SPORTS

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Boys Basketball

Lockport drops overtime game to Sandburg on Veterans Night

Both squads

comment on honor

of playing in front of

those who served

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

It wasn’t just a game – it

was an event.

There’s normally a heightened

atmosphere in the air

whenever Sandburg and

Lockport Township step on

the basketball court. But

last weekend’s meeting was

even more so. That’s because

Lockport hosted its annual

Veterans Night, where the

Porters honored anyone who

lives locally and served in the

armed forces.

The four-time event has

been organized each year

by Lockport social studies

teacher Mike Zaworski. This

year’s gathering was the largest

yet, as 98 veterans were

in attendance, including five

from World War II, and five

from the Korean War. They

were all honored before

the game as they were announced

one-by-one in the

event, which included a full

court flag presentation and

the large crowd joining in on

the singing of the national anthem.

“I really liked that; it gave

me chills,” Sandburg senior

post player Kevin McShane

said of the Veterans Night

event. “That was fun to be a

part of.”

It was even more fun for

McShane, as he helped his

team rally down the stretch

for a 62-56 overtime victory

against the Porters in a

SouthWest Suburban Conference

Blue Division battle on

Friday, Jan. 19, at the Lockport

East Campus.

“This night was awesome,

and the credit for that goes to

Mike Zaworski since he does

a great job with it,” Lockport

coach Brett Hespell said. “It’s

great for the community and

for the kids to see. We’re just

playing basketball, but what

these guys did is real. This

is all about kids learning to

grow up, and this is an opportunity

to see people who have

really done big-time stuff.

So, it’s just awesome that our

school promotes it, and that

we’re able to be a part of it.

The kids and the fans love it.”

So do the veterans. Take

Joe Czerkies, for example.

The 1967 Lockport graduate

played basketball for the

Porters. Then, he joined the

Marine Corps in 1974 and

served until 1976. His son,

Aaron, was a member of the

2008 Lockport basketball

team that placed fourth in

the state in Class 4A and also

later served in the Marine

Corps.

“I’ve been to each one, and

this is double the attendance

from last year,” Joe Czerkies

said of the event. “It’s just a

real nice affair.”

It is especially nice for

someone like Floy Pelletier.

The Homer Glen resident

turned 100 last year. He

served in the Air Force from

1942-1946 and was one of

the five World War II veterans

on hand. Pelletier, who

was the oldest person in attendance,

came to the area

when his late wife, Helen, got

a teaching job here.

“It’s great, it’s very enjoyable,”

Pelletier said of the

Veterans Night. “Mike [Zaworski]

put in a lot of work

and deserves a lot of credit.”

For James Green, it was a

family affair. Green, a 1984

Joliet Central graduate and a

custodian at Lockport for the

past 21 years, served in the

army from 1985-1989 and

was in Germany some during

that time.

“I’ve been involved in all

four of these, and my dad,

James, Sr., and my uncles,

A total of 98 veterans were honored on the evening,

including a handful who served during World War II.

Albert Green and Charles

Green, were here, too,”

Green said. “Just coming out

and seeing all the men and

women that served makes it

a special night. It’s just neat

to hear all the stories of the

old-time vets, and it’s great to

see how this has grown in the

community.”

Sandburg coach Todd Allen

was happy his team could

be part of the event.

“First, let me say it was a

great job by Lockport with

the Veterans Night,” Allen

said. “I was proud to be

a part of that, and our team

was very proud to be a part of

that. They did a great job, and

we really appreciate them

making us a part of it.”

With the Eagles trailing by

two, Jake Pygon had a steal

with 43 seconds to play in

regulation. He missed the

layup, but McShane (10 rebounds)

was there to put it

back in and knot the game

at 50-50 with 36 seconds

remaining. McShane then

added a blocked shot on a potential

game-winning attempt

from close range by Lockport

senior center Zach Pytlewski

(12 points) in the final seconds.

That helped send the

game into overtime, where

the Eagles scored the first

three points, and McShane

had four points total in a 7-2

spurt for a 57-52 lead at the

halfway point of the fourminute

overtime session.

Although the Porters cut the

lead to three on a pair of free

throws by junior guard Matt

Hatzopoulos (game-high 19

points), they never regained

possession for a chance to tie.

Lockport (6-10, 0-4)

scored the first five points of

the game. The Eagles, who

scored 46 total points in losing

both games to Lockport

last season, soared back to

lead 13-8 and 15-10 before

the Porters knotted it at 15-15

after one quarter. The game,

which featured six ties and

11 lead changes, was close

the rest of the way. Lockport

led 29-28 at halftime, by four

on four occasions in the third

quarter and 40-38 after the

third quarter.

The Eagles had an 8-3

burst to open the fourth quarter,

but Lockport rallied for

leads of 48-46 on a 3-pointer

by Hatzopoulos with 1:49 to

play, and then at 50-48 on layup

by Pytlewski with 1:03

remaining.

“It was a tough loss,” Hatzopoulos

said. “We played

well almost the whole game,

but I had a turnover to give

them the ball [in the final

minute of regulation] to tie

the game. So, I felt bad about

that.

“But it was nice playing

Lockport’s Quinn Gardner fires a shot over Sandburg’s

Jack McNulty in the matchup between the rival schools on

Veterans Night on Friday, Jan. 19, at LTHS’s East Campus.

Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

in front of a crowd this size,

and it was good to play in

front of the veterans and give

them the respect that they deserve.”

Junior guard Jacob Karli

(9 points) and senior forward

Kevin Horan (6 points) also

contributed for the Porters,

who played without junior

center Thomas Halatek, who

was out sick for the secondstraight

game.

Both teams wore specially

made shirts that matched their

uniforms and said “thank

you veterans.” One of the

veterans, Andy McCormick,

is also the assistant Lockport

girls bowling coach. He

graduated from Joliet West

in 1970, enlisted in the Army

that year and was stationed in

Europe. Then, he spent three

years in the National Guard.

“It’s my first time attending,”

McCormick said of the

Veterans Night. “Usually, we

have a bowling meet or tournament.

It was nice. There’s

a lot of guys and women here.

You get a lot of veterans from

all over, and that means a lot.”

Earlier in the week on Jan.

16, Lockport defeated visiting

Joliet West 58-53 in an

old-fashioned rivalry battle

between familiar foes. Quinn

Gardner scored a team-high

17 points on 6-for-6 shooting,

including 4-for-4 from

beyond the arc. Hatzopoulos

(15 points) and Karli (2

points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists),

as well as Pytlewski

(10 points) Horan (8 points),

also contributed greatly to the

win.

Gardner’s 3-pointer from

the left corner with 24 seconds

to play in the fourth

quarter following senior forward

Deondre Cooper’s offensive

board proved to be

the winning points in that

contest.


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Girls Basketball

Balanced scoring leads to decisive LTHS victory over Morton

Teams inspired by

military members on

Veterans Night

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

After seeing its promising

season fade back to the .500

mark, the Lockport Township

girls basketball team needed

something positive.

The Porters got it last

weekend. Treasure Thompson

led a balanced attack

with 13 points and eight rebounds

as Lockport toppled

Morton 60-41 in a nonconference

clash on Friday, Jan.

19, in the opening game of a

girls/boys basketball doubleheader

at Lockport East.

The game kicked off a nice

evening during which Lockport

honored 98 local veterans

in a salute to military

service night between games.

The Porters girls team was

happy to be a part of that.

“It was awesome,” Lockport

assistant girls coach

John Ford said of being part

of the evening. “This was a

big crowd for us, and it’s always

great to come out and

play for the veterans.”

Ford was filling in for

Lockport coach Dan Kelly,

who was out with a family

situation. The Porters came

out and put their third-year,

normally assistant coach at

ease for the night. Morton (8-

12) took an early 2-0 lead on

a bucket by senior guard Jazmin

Tapia, who finished with

a game-high 24 points. But

then junior forward Jacqueline

Maka (12 points) nailed

back-to-back 3-pointers to

spur an 11-0 run. Lockport

The girls basketball game kicked off the Veterans Night,

which honored military service, with the boys basketball

team playing the second game of the evening to complete

the doubleheader.

led 11-2 midway through the

first quarter, and the Mustangs

never got closer than

six points the rest of the way.

“You miss all the shots you

don’t take,” Maka said. “[Her

early scoring] helped give us

a confidence boost. Then, we

didn’t lay off. We showed our

intensity and depth. We were

down from losing to Stagg

[on Jan. 17], but because of

that, we knew what we had

to do.”

Lockport led 15-5 after the

first quarter, and the Mustangs

never got the margin

below that in the second

quarter. Some of that was

due to the play of freshman

post player Elena Knebel (6

points, 11 rebounds), who

scored the Porters final four

points of the second quarter

and had a half-dozen rebounds

in that period.

“Elena has been excellent

on the sophomore level, and

she’s been able to transcend

that on varsity now,” Ford

said. “It was all about executing

our stuff. I told the girls

we needed a win, and we

brought our intensity level

up. We had to focus on that.”

The Porters were up 28-18

at halftime. While the Mustangs

were able to cut the

deficit back to single digits,

thanks to Tapia scoring 10

points in the third quarter,

they never really threatened

to make it a game. Lockport

led 43-32 after three and

coasted to the win.

Junior guard Finley Travis

(10 points) and senior

forward Taylor Shingler

(9 points, 6 rebounds) also

contributed for the Porters,

who got good news that senior

guard Taylor Hopkins

is expected back this week.

Hopkins, a four-year varsity

player, has been out since late

December with a hip flexor.

“Sometimes, it can be Taylor

or Treasure, or someone

else with 20 points,” Maka

said. “We still have a lot (5)

of conference games coming

up in the next week. We just

have to work hard on defense

to get some wins.”

Maka and her teammates

were happy to be part of the

veteran festivities, too.

“It’s a great cause,” Maka

Finley Travis prepares to take a free throw for the Porters in her team’s 60-41 victory over

Morton on Veterans Night on Friday, Jan. 19, at LTHS’s East Campus. Photos by Julie

McMann/22nd Century Media

Lockport forward Sawyer Hollatz attempts a shot from the corner against the Mustangs.

said. “Just to thank the veterans

for what they’ve done.”

Earlier in the week, on Jan.

17, Lockport lost to Stagg 40-

36 in a SouthWest Suburban

Conference game in Palos

Hills.

The Chargers (13-6, 2-3)

rallied from a 19-12 halftime

deficit and tied the game at

32-32 after three. With two

minutes to play and the game

tied, junior forward Nicole

Vacha (9 points) scored on a

layup to give the Chargers the

lead for good. Senior guard

Destiny Davis (8 points) and

Travis (8 points) paced the

Porters (0-5 in the SWSC

Blue) in that game. Senior

guard Jaime Ryan (11 points)

and junior guard Kelsey Kelley

(9 points) led Stagg.

This Week In...

Lockport Township High

School Varsity Athletics

Boys Swimming and

Diving

■Jan. ■ 25 at Homewood-Flossmoor,

5 p.m.

Girls Bowling

■Jan. ■ 27 at Dixon Invite, 9

a.m. at Plum Hollow Center

■Jan. ■ 30 host Minooka, 4:15

p.m. at Strike and Spare II

Boys Basketball

■Jan. ■ 26 at Stagg, 6:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 host Joliet Central,

6:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball

■Jan. ■ 25 at Lincoln-Way East,

6:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 host Homewood-

Flossmoor, 5 p.m.


46 | January 25, 2018 | The Lockport Legend SPORTS

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Porters return to championship form at conference tourney

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Lockport wrestlers won

five individual titles, and finished

in the Top 6 in 12 of 14

weight classes as the Porters

ended the regular season by

rolling to the team title at the

Tom Lahey Invitational Tournament

last weekend in Palos

Hills.

The two-day event, which

this year substituted for the

annual SouthWest Suburban

Conference Tournament, was

held Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday,

Jan. 20, at Stagg High

School. It featured 17 teams

including all 13 SWSC programs.

Lockport, which has experienced

growing pains

one season after winning the

Class 3A state title, dominated

a challenging field and

cruised to the tourney crown

with 249 points. Runner-up

Lincoln-Way East finished

with 170.5, followed by

Sandburg with 163, and Lincoln-Way

West and Andrew,

which tied for fourth with

159 points each. Lincoln-

Way Central finished 11th

with 57 points.

The Porters finished only

11-8 in dual meets this season,

but faced arguably the

state’s toughest schedule and

showed why they will contend

for a second consecutive

Class 3A state team title.

Lockport ruled the lower and

middle weights as Mike Kaminsky

(106), Matt Ramos

(113), James Pierandozzi

(138), Baylor Fernandes

(145) and Zach Reese (152)

were crowned champs. Anthony

Moulton finished second

at 120.

Moulton, who placed

fourth last season in Class 3A

at 113 pounds, nearly handed

Stagg’s Domenic Zaccone

his first loss of the season,

as he led the two-time state

medalist by a point with less

than one minute remaining

before dropping a 4-3 decision.

Zaccone’s only loss

in 2016-2017 was to Joey

Melendez of Montini in the

113-pound state title match.

Moulton was disappointed,

but said it meant a lot to him

that he was on the brink of

upsetting the undefeated Zaccone.

“I know he’s really good,

but I know I can be up there

with the top guys,” he said.

“It just lets me know what I

need to work on to beat the

top guys. It was a good experience.

I’m getting ready for

state so I’ll probably see him

there.”

The Porters are finally employing

the lineup coach Josh

Oster had anticipated they

would have all season. The

Porters dropped dual meets

to East (29-28), Sandburg

(36-36, tiebreaker) and West

(34-30) this season, but clearly

had the superior squad at

the tournament.

“Sometimes it’s hard to see

the big picture when you’re in

the trenches and you’re losing

dual meets by two points,

three points, a tiebreaker, and

five or six meets come down

to the last match, and you get

beat up mentally that way,”

Oster said. “As a coaching

staff we tried to stay positive

with them and just emphasize

it’s not about right now. We

Lockport’s James Pierandozzi looks to get the pin Saturday,

Jan. 20, at the Tom Lahey Invitational Tournament in

Palos Hills.. Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

never talk about who we’re

missing because you wrestle

with who you’ve got, and everyone’s

a part of it; they’re

all going to wrestle at some

point and everyone’s got to

step up.”

Also placing for the Porters

were: Austin Kolada

(160) and Yousef Salah

(182) in fourth place; Matt

Kronsbein (132) and Malik

Daghash (170) in fifth place;

and Parker Pavlacka-Piel

(220) and John Tomas (285)

taking sixth.

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fastbreak

Girls Bowling

Porters repeat as conference champions

1st and 3

Julie McMann/

22nd Century Media

LTHS boys, girls

basketball teams

celebrate veterans

1. Finishing 1-1

The Lockport girls

team beat Morton

60-41, while the

Porters boys team

fell to Sandburg

62-56 in overtime.

The Veterans Night

doubleheader

honored 98 veterans

between the two

games.

2. Setting the tone

Lockport boys

basketball player

Matt Hatzopoulos

had a game-high 19

points in the second

game, while junior

forward Jacqueline

Maka chipped in

12 points for the

Porters girls team in

their win.

3. Honored guests

Among the veterans

in attendance were

five individuals who

served in World War

II, including Floy

Pelletier, 100, who

was in the Air Force

from 1942-1946.

Lockport bowlers

throw collective

5,754 to take first by

nearly 300 pins

Erin Redmond

Freelance Reporter

For Lockport’s Bailey

Delrose, the Southwest Suburban

Conference Championship

was lucky No. 7.

The Porters’ ace picked

up her seventh individual

championship, leading her

team to back-to-back conference

titles Saturday, Jan.

20, at Brunswick Zone in

Woodridge. The win maintained

Lockport’s undefeated

record this season, taking

the crown with a team total

of 5,754.

Andrew took second,

scoring a 5,475, while

Sandburg took fourth with

a 5,273.

Despite being a favorite

in the SWSC, Lockport

coach Art Cwudzinski said

he still considered the victory

a “tremendous accomplishment”

given the graduation

of five of his Top 6

bowlers from last year.

“The girls didn’t really

[have a lot of varsity experience]

other than Bailey

Delrose, who has been our

leader all year,” the Porters

coach said. “The other girls

haven’t had a lot of experience,

and everyone chipped

in and did their job. I just

think it’s tremendous.”

Delrose, who shot a

1,362, was one of two

Lockport bowlers in the Top

5. Jessica Ramirez was the

other, finishing fifth with a

1,187.

The competition was

close for most of the morning

before Lockport split

the tournament open with

a score of 1,084 in Game 3,

thanks to big performances

by its top bowlers.

“Bailey’s been our leader

all year,” Cwudzinski said.

“... She’s averaging 230 in

competition, which is unheard

of, in my eyes; I’ve

never seen anything like it.

Jessica [Ramirez] has been

our second-best bowler

most of the year, along with

Erin Kleffman. Those three

have been our Top 3 all year.

To win, we need those three,

and they came through.”

But the Porters weren’t

the only team with multiple

top finishers.

Runner-up Andrew saw

four of its bowlers nab spots

in the Top 11 at conference.

The Thunderbolts were

led by Sami Bockstahler,

who tallied a 1,194 and led

the first half of the tournament

after shooting a 618

in the morning. Amber Furman

finished eighth for Andrew,

while Noelle Doody

and Jessica Du took 10th

and 11th, respectively.

Du was a large part of Andrew’s

afternoon success,

bowling a 265 in a crucial

“Bailey’s been our leader all year ...

She’s averaging 230 in competition,

which is unheard of, in my eyes;

I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Art Cwudzinski — Lockport girls bowling coach,

on his top bowler, Bailey Delrose, who won another

individual championship and led her team to the

conference title

Game 4. She led the team to

its highest score of the day,

a 1,013, to solidify their

second-place standing.

“As a team, [Du] just

kind of took the lead, and

the rest of them followed,”

Andrew coach Katie Gibson

said. “All it takes is one girl

to kind of spark, and then,

boom, we’re on a roll. She

bowled a 613 in the afternoon.”

Game 4 seemed to ignite

the fire for Sandburg, too,

which bowled its best game.

The Eagles shot a 944 —

well above its team average

of 892 — and were led by

Emily Schrader with a 225

and Alyssa Novak, who

bowled a 202.

“Some of the other teams

had a lot better than expected

games for themselves,”

Sandburg coach Joe Geiger

said. “We did our best, they

did even better, but we were

still happy. We were still

in the hunt for second, but

the fifth game, we just fell

apart.”

The Eagles saw a dramatic

difference between

Games 4 and 5, shooting a

786 in the latter. Geiger said

a few open frames snowballed

into a mental shift in

his team, one they were unable

to overcome.

But despite the rough

finish, the Eagles coach

was still positive about the

team’s performance overall

and noted Emily Schrader’s

third-place finish as a key

part of its success. Schrader

tallied a 1,261 individually.

“That’s why she’s our last

bowler. ... She’s someone

you want to have in those

[close] situations,” Geiger

said. “She’s so in love with

bowling. She’s going to do

it in college and all her life.

She’s someone who takes it

to heart and really understands

the game. She’s a

bowl-a-holic.”

Lincoln-Way West finished

third (5,327), while

Lincoln-Way East was fifth

(5,266) and Central was

sixth (4,870). Thornridge

(4,551), Stagg (4,386) and

Bolingbrook (4,122) rounded

out the tournament.

All the teams will have a

two-week break before the

regional tournaments on

Feb. 3. And between now

and then, Lockport, Andrew

and Sandburg all have a

goal of improving one aspect

of their game: spares.

“The biggest thing we

have to improve on is our

spare shooting; yesterday

was not good at all,”

Cwudzinski said. “The

other girls aren’t that experienced

in competition at

the varsity level, but for us

to be where we have to be

to contend for a Top 10 spot

at state, our spare shooting

definitely has to get better.”

Geiger agreed.

“We definitely have to

work on our spare game,”

he said. ”…We’ve been in

Orland all year basically

bowling all our matches,

and we’re not home anymore.

We just have to get

away from that and realize

there’s different lanes.”

And Gibson relayed the

same sentiments to her

team.

“Leaving a 7-pin, leaving

a 10-pin, it’s not the end of

the world,” she said. “The

goal is to knock down all 10

pins, and luckily we get two

balls to do it.”

LISTEN UP

“This is all about kids learning to grow up, and this is an

opportunity to see people who have really done big-time

stuff.”

Brett Hespell — Lockport boys basketball coach, on the students honoring

those who served on Veterans Night

Tune In

Boys Basketball

Squaring off with Stagg — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.

26, at Stagg

• The Porters try to get back in the win column

when they venture to Palos Hills to do battle

with the Chargers.

Index

45- This Week In

42 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Contributing Editor

Thomas Czaja, tom@homerhorizon.com.


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