Tina Zamlynski, 45, Chicago Ridge
What are your hobbies?
“Listening to books on any audio. It lets me do my chores, ignore my kids, ignore my husband, mow the lawn, snow blow.”
What book are you listening to now?
“I’m listening to ‘Home Free’ by Fern Michaels. It’s part of her ‘Sisterhood’ series. It’s awesome. It’s five women who have been wronged by the legal system, and they become like vigilantes. Hey, women get it done.”
What do you like about living in Chicago Ridge?
“The people. They’re close-knit and watch out for each other. It’s like the neighborhood I grew up in, 63rd and Harlem, Clearing. Everybody knew my name and they know my name here. I’ve been in ‘The Ridge’ 14 years.”
What would you do if you were mayor for a day?
“Lower the property taxes. I’m going to be moving. It’s bad. We pay $6,500 a year and they keep going up.”
Which person do you want to meet from history?
“Merlin. He’d make all the people I don’t like disappear. Wait, do they have to be real? I’d actually say Harry Truman. He got it done. He gave ’em hell. Kicked (tail) and took names later. I’d ask him, ‘How’d you do it?’ ”