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Face Time with Mark Bukovsky

Published: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

St. Charles resident Mark Bukovsky, 46, was at Me and Dad’s Toys in Geneva when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Darien

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Will Ferrell

First job? Newspaper route

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to play center field for the Cubs. I haven’t yet, but I’m still working on it.

A movie you’d recommend? “The Blues Brothers”

Favorite charity? Montini Catholic School in McHenry

Do you speak another language? I speak Spanish.

Hobbies? Baseball memorabilia

Favorite local restaurant? Riganato Old World Grille in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I saved someone from drowning in the ice in Algonquin when I was a kid, about 10. The ice broke under another kid. I threw him a rope and pulled him out.

Anything else? I was one of the best chess players in the country in 1978 when I was in the eighth grade. I played against a Russian in a national tournament. I lost, of course, but then he defected.

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