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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face Time with Laurie Pocci

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

St. Charles resident Laurie Pocci, 53, was walking her dog at the Fox River Bluff Dog Park in St. Charles when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Milwaukee

Pets? Gracie, a chocolate lab, and Kasha, a cocker spaniel

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Sandra Bullock

First job? Waitressing at the Milwaukee Country Club, where my mother was the manager.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to own a restaurant, as my family was in the restaurant business. I did not become that. I had three boys instead.

A movie or book you’d recommend? “Lincoln,” “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas” for the movies and “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.

Favorite charity? Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, Humane Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – anything related to pets – and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Hobbies? Walking the dog

Favorite local restaurant? ZaZa’s Trattoria in St. Charles

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Rodney Dangerfield when I was working at the Milwaukee Country Club and he performed there. He was very nice. I also spent a summer in Germany when I was 16.

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