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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face Time with Jan Johnson

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 1:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 2:15 p.m. CDT
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Jan Johnson

Sugar Grove resident Jan Johnson, 63, was volunteering with the Joshua Tree Community at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?

Johnson: Joliet

Schory: Do you have any pets?

Johnson: A boxer named Brock and a shepherd mix named Buddy

Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Johnson: Susan Sarandon

Schory: First job?

Johnson: Baby sitting

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Johnson: I wanted to go into political science and work in the United Nations. But I became a teacher, and now I’m retired.

Schory: Favorite charity?

Johnson: I just became a volunteer for the Joshua Tree Community. It provides a day program for non-aggressive, mildly intellectually disabled adults over the age of 22.

Schory: A book or movie you would recommend:

Johnson: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?

Johnson: Chocolate

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?

Johnson: Preservation Bread & Wine in Geneva

Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?

Johnson: My husband and I had 14 foster children over three years when we lived in Colorado. It was a fantastic experience.

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