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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face time with Ilene Keivel

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Ilene Keivel, 36, was working at her bakery, Sweet Natalie’s in downtown Geneva, when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Schaumburg

First job? Sbarro Pizza at Woodfield Mall

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a heart surgeon and ended up working in physical therapy. And now I own Sweet Natalie’s, which is a bakery in Geneva.

Have you traveled to other countries? I’ve been to Russia, Finland, Germany, England, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and Mexico. 

Do you speak another language? Spanish

A movie you’d recommend? “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Favorite charity? Ronald McDonald House Charities

Hobbies? Rollerblade

Favorite local restaurant? Villa Verone in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I got to ride in an F-16 plane because my husband is in the Air Force, and the wives got to ride on a Red Carpet Day at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix.

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