My family and I live in the great state of Illinois.
- I have lived in the Village of Orland Park since I was in elementary school.
I went to Carl Sandburg High School which is right outside of Chicago. I never wanted to leave the Village of Orland Park, and I eventually started working for the Parks Department. I recently had an encounter with someone that I remember from high school. I was working at the lake on a hot and sunny day. The park was crowded with visitors because of the wonderful weather. People were picnicking and walking the trails. I was sitting at the guard shack for a while, enjoying the AC. It was 95 that particular day. When my boss came back from lunch, he sat down in front of the AC and sent me out to the park to check on the boathouse and the snack shack. I saw the guy from school, fishing on the side of Lake Sedgwick. I decided to walk over to say hello. The guy was acting shifty and he seemed like he was in a hurry to leave. I thought he was blowing me off, but then I decided to ask if the guy had a valid fishing license. It’s important to have a valid fishing license issued by the state of Illinois. If you are caught fishing without a license, there can be a very stiff penalty. When I asked my old classmate for his license, he admitted that he was fishing illegally. I decided to give the guy a warning instead of issuing a ticket.