Allen Skillicorn has deep roots in the Fox River Valley. Allen grew up between Crystal Lake and Algonquin; he and his wife Heather have made a home in East Dundee. Together they give back by volunteering for the local therapy dogs group and animal rescue. The Skillicorn’s are also active members of the Fox Valley Church near Huntley and Randall Road.

Allen’s mom was a local teacher for District 300. Later she served pre-school children as director of the Crystal Lake Head Start program.

Allen’s Grampa, Steve Brzezinski, was a Tanker serving in the US Army during World War II. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat fighting the Nazis in North Africa.

After the war Grampa returned to Algonquin, Illinois to raise a family. He worked as a janitor at Crystal Lake South High School.