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Face Time

Face Time with Sonya Caldwell

South Elgin resident Sonya Caldwell, 44, was at the Great Western Trail Horlock Prairie in St. Charles when she answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Visit this story online at to view a related video of Caldwell talking about the stickers on her car.

Where did you grow up? Batavia. I graduated Batavia High School Class of 1988.

Pets? Three cats, Nonohon – Japanese for “without a care.” And Gabby and Pumbaa

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Katharine Hepburn

First job? At the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club when I was 16. I pushed the button to release the clay pigeons for skeet shooting.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. I am a massage therapist, and I did teach massage therapy for seven years.

A book you’d recommend? “The Holy Man” by Susan Trott

What game show would you be on? “To Tell The Truth”

Favorite charity? Veterans for Peace

Favorite local restaurant? Vino Thai’s in St. Charles.

When did you start putting stickers on your Scion? The late summer of 2008. I still have aspirations to do the roof, too, so truckers can have some enjoyment from it. The stickers are all on magnets.

Why do you have all these stickers on your car? I just wanted to put a little more good stuff in the world. I tried really hard to make them all positive. I don’t like bashing what I don’t like. 

Do you get a lot of reaction to your stickers? Yes. I have people stop and give me a peace sign or thumps up.

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