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Shannon Antinori
I grew up in Joliet, where I attended Catholic schools, graduating from Joliet Catholic Academy in 1997.
I knew I wanted to be a writer at a young age, and never dreamed of doing anything else. My love of writing was born when a grade-school teacher encouraged me to try my hand at fiction. I took her advice, but quickly gave up make-believe stories for the real thing. I got involved with my high school newspaper before enrolling at the University of St. Francis with a double major in journalism and English. I graduated with honors in 2002 and landed my first newspaper job within six months. I spent eight years at The Enterprise newspaper in Plainfield, where I developed my passion for community journalism. When a coworker pointed me in the direction of Patch.com, I jumped at the chance to be part of the future of local news.
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From performing arts to painting to music and more
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Your source for up-to-date information and events about breast cancer awareness.
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Life should never be all work and no play. Read on to find ways to add fun andMore fitness to your day.
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Key school calendar dates, the latest staff and teacher changes, safe walking routes,More and everything else you need to get ready for the new school year. Plus, share your first day of school photos in our all-town photo gallery.
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Need the lowdown on the local parade? Planning your holiday menu? This is the spaceMore to get all the information you need to make the holidays extra special.
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