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First Person (Jack Boroski)

City: Spring Valley.

Where did you grow up: Spring Valley.

Family: Wife: Patricia; sons, Michael (Stephanie) Boroski and Justin (Elyse) Boroski; daughter, Lindsay (Ray) Ferrari; and grandkids, Carlo and Cecelia Ferrari.

Pets: Recently deceased dog, Payton (10-year-old Maltese/shiatsu mix).

Occupation: Vice president - retail manager Spring Valley and Oglesby Heartland Bank; city treasurer of Spring Valley.

What is the last song you listened to: “New” by Paul McCartney.

What is the last book you read: “The Secret.”

What is the last television show you watched: “Grimm.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Fried chicken from any tavern in the Illinois Valley.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: My bride, Patricia.

What is your favorite local restaurant: Actually four! Big House, Valley Bar and Grill, Angelos and Verucchi’s.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Not enough to retire so … I would pay my bills and my children’s bills.

People would be surprised to know that you: I am a New York Yankees fan since childhood.

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Small enough to know most everyone, large enough for most services.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: We are in the process now by building new and adding onto schools, working to upgrade downtown and infrastructure needs and developing the community to be the best in the Illinois Valley. We have excellent civic leaders who work hard to do great things.

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