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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face time with Jim Pomillo

Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Geneva resident Jim Pomillo, 34, was walking his dog at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva when he answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Glenview

Pets? Guinness, a Bernese mountain dog and two Russian box turtles named Candy and Gibby

First job? Washing dishes in a nursing home

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor. I became an engineer instead. 

A book or movie you’d recommend? “The Boxcar Children” series for young kids. And the movie would be “Uncle Buck.”

Favorite charity? Habitat for Humanity

Hobbies? Reading, outdoor activities, lacrosse, coaching lacrosse

Favorite local restaurant? Villa Verone in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I saved a guy from a burning building when I was 24. We were in a Sobelman’s Bar and Grill in Milwaukee after eight hours of taking the engineer exam, and there was a fire upstairs. It was before the firemen came. There was a guy upstairs, and I went up to the fourth floor and got him out. 

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