Maple Park resident Lynda Fillipp, 54, was at the Kaneville Public Library, where she works as the director, when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Zachary Van Vuren.
Van Vuren: Where did you grow up?
Fillipp: I grew up in Sugar Grove right by the Aurora airport.
Van Vuren: Do you have any pets?
Fillipp: I have two Boston terriers, Petey and Izzy.
Van Vuren: Who would play you in a movie?
Fillipp: Kathy Bates. She’s hilarious.
Van Vuren: What was your first job?
Fillipp: I worked for my uncle mowing the Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Van Vuren: As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
Fillipp: I always wanted to study art and communications. I have my master's and undergrad in graphic design and communications.
Van Vuren: Do you have a book or movie recommendation?
Fillipp: There are so many book and not enough time to read them. Come to the Kaneville Public Library and check them out.
Van Vuren: Do you have a favorite charity?
Fillipp: Right now, it’s the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters.
Van Vuren: What’s your favorite ice cream?
Fillipp: Butter pecan.
Van Vuren: What’s your favorite local restaurant?
Fillipp: Paisano’s, but the sweet potato fries at Bootleggers in Maple Park are phenomenal.
Van Vuren: What’s an interesting fact about you?
Fillipp: I shook the hand of Princess Diana, and curtsied, when I was in London studying art.