Penny, a sophomore at Urbana High School, was profiled in yesterday's News-Gazette. She's brilliant, charming, and...she lives Downstate. (Again, nobody's perfect.)
But Penny has impeccable Chicago credentials: while she's had many great teachers over the years, I only recently discovered that she was started on her championship path by the legendary Hector Hernandez at the Rudy Lozano Public Library in Pilsen. And Serge Minin, mentioned en passant, starred for the powerhouse Niles North teams of a couple decades ago.