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First Person (Katelyn Liesse)

City: Dalzell

Where did you grow up: Dalzell.

Family: Mom, dad, older brother, older sister, and two sweet and energetic nieces Addyson and Kara Lynn.

Pets: One cocker spaniel named Daffney Rockstar and one cat named Kitty.

Occupation: Project coordinator at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

What is the last song you listened to: “Lana Del Ray” - West Coast.

What is the last book you read: “Silver Linings Playbook.”

What is the last television show you watched: “House of Cards” ... Obsessed with Kevin Spacey.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Homemade sausage from Dalzell.

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

What is your favorite local restaurant: Lou’s LaGrotto.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I would pay off my student loans, buy a home in Colorado and travel every chance I get.

People would be surprised to know that you: I’m a Cubs fan!

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Very safe.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: I would like our town to be open to more business and attractions.

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