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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face Time with Jan Wilen

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Woodstock resident Jan Wilen was sewing leather repairs at Fox River Harley-Davidson in St. Charles when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Evanston.

Do you have any pets? A doberman named Bob.

First job? Baby-sitting.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian. Then I got married and had children, and now I work for Woodstock Custom Leather. I fix leather seats on motorcycles, sew patches on leather jackets.

A book you'd recommend? "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry.

Favorite charity? American Cancer Society.

What game show would you be on? "Jeopardy."

Favorite local restaurant? Alley 64 in St. Charles.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I just came back from a motorcycle ride to South Florida and back, 3,700 miles in 15 days. We had fun.

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