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Naperville artist repairing damaged 'horse of honor'

Naperville artist repairing damaged 'horse of honor'

After being damaged twice in the past week, the Horses of Honor statue that stood in front of the Wrigley Building should be back on his hooves in no time, the artist who designed it said. Diana Leviton Gondek, the Naperville artist who decorated the horse statue, will be in her art studio starting Wednesday to repaint her work of public art. "It was heartbreaking when I found out about what happened," Gondek said Oct. 14. "Then finding out it was repairable gave me new hope for the horse, for the project and for the family of the officer." The statue, sponsored by Wendella Boats, honors Foster District Officer Myles Smetana, who died in 1999. The horse was...

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