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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face Time with Jillian Runkle

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 9:30 a.m. CDT
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Jillian Runkle

Yorkville resident Jillian Runkle, 18, was volunteering at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?Runkle: Yorkville

Schory: Do you have any pets?Runkle: A guinea pig named Yogi

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?Runkle: I wanted to be a writer, but now I’m going to school for conservation biology and I want to work with an environmental nonprofit.

Schory: Favorite charity?Runkle: Peacejam.

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?Runkle: This Just Got Serious, a flavor at Foxy’s Ice Cream in Yorkville

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?Runkle: “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz

Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?Runkle: I have met 14 Nobel Peace laureates, half of them I talked to, the others I heard speak.

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