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Our Village, Our News

DECEMBER 1, 2010

Vol. 3 No. 12

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It’s officially Christmas in Will County The ComEd Festival of Trees 2010 concluded over the weekend at Rialto Square Theater. The week-long event featured over 60 trees and wreaths on display decorated by the areas designers and sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Guests had the opportunity to view the displays as well as bid to have one of the fully decorated trees delivered home for the holidays. The Festival also included numerous special activities such as the Teddy Bear Tea, Festival of the Vine Wine Tasting, Rialto Idol and the newly added “Junior Idol” singing competition as well as holiday movies and organ concerts in the theatre. Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will support the Rialto Square Theatre.



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Veronika Puidokas, with her mother Lana Boldyreva, received an Apple iPad in recognition of all that Veronika does to help care for her ailing father.

Good deeds rewarded By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff reporter

Plainfield eight-year-old Veronika Puidokas received an early present this year, but it wasn’t from Santa Claus. I nstead, the Wesmere School third-grader got an Apple iPad from Dr. Kaz Zymantas, as the grand prize winner of an essay contest the Naperville dentist ran, seeking out youngsters doing good deeds in the community and at home. Puidokas entered the contest, which was open to children

up to age 18, with an essay that told the story of how she helps to care for her ailing father and four-year-old sister Sonya while her mother is working. “My mom, Dad and I used to do a lot of fun things together when my dad was healthy. We used to go on bike rides, went to the pool and went on camping trips; my dad also taught me how to ski” said Puidokas. “I help my dad get dressed and feed him and my little sister when they are hungry. I love my dad so much and I hope that one day he will be healthy again” she added.


Grant brings new technology to Sunny Hill When Sunny Hill residents want to know what activities are on the day’s schedule or what the meal offerings are, all they have to do is switch on Channel 25. The 24-hour in-house television channel, as well as WiFi throughout the building, was installed thanks to a 2009 Innovation Grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.The $37,000 was awarded during the final grant year and the improvements made in 2010. Becky Haldorson, Assistant Administrator at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, applied for the grant for the Technological Communication Improvement Program. The program covers Channel 25 and addresses the changing technology needs of the facility’s population. TV channel offerings are produced through a contract with touchtown, a Pennsylvania company. Haldorson aid the web-based program allows her or others to sign in to the account and add slides and videos to be run constantly. The slides can highlight any aspect of nursing home life – staff and resident anniversaries and birthdays, daily menus, slide

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Sunny Hill resident Marge Cambruzzi watches Channel 25 in her room. The 24-hour in-house television service keeps residents in touch with everything going on at the Will County-owned nursing home.

shows of facility events and even videos. “We’ve had to learn a lot (about the program),” said Haldorson. “We haven’t even touched some of what it can do.” Another plus? “I can work on it from anywhere.” In addition to the information on the screen, residents have

found another reason to like Channel 25. Administrator Karen Sorbero downloaded more than 200 songs which rotate in the background. “There’s religious music, there’s Motown — you name it, it’s on there,” Haldorson said. The playlist is so enjoyable

that some residents leave their televisions on just to listen to the background music. “A lot of our people are doing that now.” Haldorson said the grant also paid for a cost-saving solution to the desires of residents who want to stay in touch with friends and families through e-mail. “Residents are bringing more

worldwide group of executives and professionals dedicated to community service and the advancement of women. District recipients will receive awards of $1,000 each. Five of the District recipients will be selected by Zonta International to receive an additional award of $3,000 each.

Eligible applicants must be pre-college or pre-university students aged 16 to 19 who have demonstrated: an active commitment to volunteerism; experience in local or student government;volunteer leadership achievement; knowledge of Zonta International and its programs; and dedication to the

advancement of women. Application forms are available on the website In addition to filling out the form, applicants must have two confidential recommendations and verification of their school enrollment sent to the Zonta Club of Joliet. All application materials must

computers in.” But because of the age of the county-owned building at 421 Doris Ave., the cost to rewire the building to accommodate residents’ internet needs was prohibitive.“WiFi was the way to go.” In addition to installing WiFi throughout the building, there was also enough money in the grant to purchase three laptops residents may use with staff members in the computer lab in The Dugout, a community area. The facility has also received donations of used laptops for seniors’ use. The service is handy for staff members, as well. “I’ve got nurses using the WiFi to pull up information on their phones about medications while they’re on the floor,” said Haldorson. While it’s handy for staff and accommodates those with laptops in their rooms, many seniors find the new service much more responsive to their wants than when they were limited to the computer lab and its then-reliance on the County internet system and its restrictions, Haldorson said. “Residents like the WiFi better because they couldn’t play the games they wanted on the County system.”

Scholarship Young women who volunteer and take leadership roles in their communities can apply for the Young Women in Public Affairs Award sponsored by Zonta International and the Zonta Club of Joliet, said Dr. Jennifer BertinoTarrant, Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools. Zonta International is a

be sent to: Zonta Club of America, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2608, Joliet, IL 60434 by Jan. 30, 2011.




W. Jackson St., Joliet, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes are also being offered at two new satellite sites at Friendship Centre at HighPoint, 175 South HighPoint Drive, Romeoville, on Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (815) 774-8902 or 815-774-8922.

Village Holiday Food Drive. The Shorewood Village Hall is hosting the Fourth Annual Food Drive to benefit the  Christian Life Center’s  Food Pantry  on Channahon Street in Shorewood.  The Food Drive starts Dec. 1 and ends Dec.31. All donations should be directed to the Economic Development Department in Suite 102. Questions: contact Karen James at 815-725-2150 ext 22 or kjames@vil.shorewood. History buffs wanted. Do you enjoy studying the past? Do you enjoy sharing that knowledge with others? If you said ‘yes’ to both questions, then The Gaylord Building wants you! The historic site is developing a corps of living history interpreters and needs volunteer history buffs to make it a success. The volunteers will recreate the mid-19th century for the education and entertainment of the public. Members need to be willing to learn about the era and share their discoveries, and interpret the past in replica period clothing and using replica period props. For more information call 815-838-9400 or visit 200 W. Eighth St. in Lockport during normal business hours. Basket registration. The Will County Center for Community Concerns is taking application for Holiday Baskets. If you are

not receiving one from any other agency you can come into the office at 304 North Scott Street in Joliet to apply for one. We will be taking applications for the first 125 eligible applicants. To be eligible you must: have a children in the household 16 years old or younger (Please bring in proof of children’s age: Birth Certificate or medical card); provide us with 90 days income; provide us with proof of Will County residency (mortgage statement, deed to your home, rental lease, or utility bill); Social Security Cards for everyone in the household; not be receiving another Holiday basket from any other agency Nominating petitions for the Board of School Inspectors

for Joliet Public Schools District 86 are available at the J. F. Kennedy Administrative Center, 420 North Raynor Avenue in Joliet. Petition forms will be available for pick-up between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The first day to file nominating petitions is 8 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13 and no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20. The winning candidates (two East Side seats, one West Side seat, and one At-Large seat) will serve four-year terms that expire in 2015. For more information, contact Board Secretary, Charyll Colstock at (815)740-3196 ext. 221. Petition packets. Packets to be on the ballot for the position of Library Trustee for the

Consolidated Election of April 5, 2011 are available. There are three (3) positions for Library Trustee for the ShorewoodTroy Public Library District open for election. The terms of office are 6-year terms. Petition packets may be picked up at the administrative offices, located at 650 Deerwood Drive,Shorewood, IL 60404. Office hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. GED classes. Education Service Network, a program of the Regional Office of Education, Career Seekers GED/Workforce program, is currently offering GED classes for participants between the ages of 16 and 21 at the Premier Building, 51

Career Café. Will County Workforce Services host its free weekly Career Café for job seekers at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in Room 519 of the JJC Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Reserve a spot by calling (815) 727-4444, ext. 122 or emailing bwashington@ Volunteers wanted. If you are 55 years or older and want to share your talents and help someone in need, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Catholic Charities needs you. RSVP is seeking volunteers to provide assistance at a variety of local organizations. You can deliver a nutritious meal to a homebound senior, mentor a child, visit lonely seniors in nursing homes, or help coordinate craft projects at a senior center. Catholic Charities will match your interests with available volunteer opportunities. Catholic Charities will provide supplementary See CALENDAR, page 5


CALENDAR Continued from page 4 insurance, mileage and meal reimbursement during volunteer service. Please contact Barbara at 815-933-7791 ext 125 to help. Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. Mortgage counseling offered at no cost by the Will County Center for Community Concerns. Homeowners ages 62 years or older can supplement their incomes, pay off debts or make needed home repairs. Call the center at (815) 722-0722 ext. 209 or ext. 221 to learn more about a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. Financial literacy class. The Will County Center for Community Concerns offers a financial literacy class on budgeting, money management and credit. At the end of each class the participant will have a bank account opened for them with $100 deposited by Will County Center for Community Concerns. To be eligible, each participant must: be at or below the 200 percent poverty level, have a child in the household 16 years old or younger (bring in proof of children’s age: birth Certificate or medical card), provide proof of 90 days income, proof of Will County residency (mortgage statement, deed to your home, rental lease, or utility bill) and Social Security cards for everyone in the household. For more information call (815) 722-0722 and ask for the CSBG department.

DECEMBER 3 Gingerbread House Night. 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Lockport,

1000 S.Washington St. in Yeoman hall. A donation of $2 per house will help defray the cost of meringue and decorations. Bring one box of frosted Pop Tarts for each house you build and you may also bring an appetizer to share while building your house. RSVP by Nov. 30 with the number of houses you plan to build. Call the church office at 815-838-1017 or go to

between 2 and 6 years old, and their parents or caregivers. The program lasts for 30 minutes, and no registration is necessary. Tiempo de cuentos en espanol y en ingles incluye la lectura, rimas, dramas de dedos, y canciones. Para niños entre 2 y 6 años y sus padres o cuidadores. El programa dura 30 minutos y no se necesita registrar anteriormente. Call 815725-0234

Live music. Nojo – Pop and Jazz at 9:30 p.m. The Department Restaurant and Liquor Lounge at 205 N. Chicago St. in Joliet, 815-714-2280 www.

Festival of the Gnomes. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. shows at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson at Bluff St. Enjoy live shows telling of gnome lore with a large cast of all ages. Visit the Gnome Gift Shop with many unique crafts and treasures. First-timers get a Gnome cap, or returning guests pick up a free tassel. Softsculpture Gnome dolls signed by the artist will also be raffled. Admission is $3, reservations highly recommended. Call 815724-3760 or go online at www.

DECEMBER 4 Cookie Walk Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave. in Joliet. Christmas cookies sold by the pound, bakery delights, crafts, Second Time Around Shop, drawings for great gifts, and refreshments. Proceeds benefit local missions. Call 815-727-9259 or visit AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd. in Joliet. Class is for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person infant, child, and adult CPR as well as rescuing from choking. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-4325 or visit to register. Storytime in Spanish and English/Tiemo de cuentos en espanol e ingles.10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Crest Hill library branch. Storytime in Spanish and English includes stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. This program is for children

Educational workshop for parents. 1-3:30 at Lewis University Shorewood Campus, 247 Brookforest Ave. Achieve Beyond presents a workshop called “Behavior Motivation vs. Sensory Processing” aimed at educating parents to better help their children. RSVP is required by Nov. 26 by contacting Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy at 815-730-1818 or online at www. Alternative Gift Fair open house. 5-8 p.m. at 805 Western Ave. in Joliet. Give gifts that make a difference. Over 15 agencies that serve people’s needs will be represented. Donate to a mission organization in a relative or friend’s name or contribute your time,talent,and/or money to help

others – all in the true spirit of Christmas giving. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served. Call 815-727-9259 or visit www.

DECEMBER 4 & 5 Bazaar, bake sale. weekend. The St. Francis Xavier Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. and Sunday, 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church basement at Caton Farm and Arbeiter roads in far western Joliet. More information is available by contacting Carm Hinkle at 815-609-0130 or

DECEMBER 5 Tree lighting. 4:30 p.m. The Village of Shorewood is having its inaugural tree lighting ceremony in front of Village Hall at One Towne Center Blvd. Santa Claus will visit, the tree will be lit and hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served.  Troy Junior High School Swing Choir will be performing. 

DECEMBER 6-8 A Christmas Carol. Times vary. Reservations are now open for “A Christmas Carol” at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park’s indoor theatre. By popular demand – 2 evening shows added! This hilarious rendition of the classic tale is told

with help from the audience participation: bit parts on stage, sound effects, singing and goofy props.A favorite for student field trips, this fast-paced, imaginative show is now available for families. Reservations are highly recommended for the only evening shows. Tickets are $3 with free parking. Visit: Reservations:  (815) 724-3760 or

DECEMBER 6 Classic book discussion. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Crest Hill library. In a time when status meant everything, how does a young lawyer decide between love and duty? In Edith Wharton’s ‘The Age of Innocence,’ Newland Archer must choose between keeping up appearances and his burning passion. Books are available at the adult services desk. A Christmas Carol. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson at Bluff St. This hilarious rendition of the classic tale is told with help from the audience, including bit parts on stage, sound effects, singing, and goofy props. Reservations are highly recommended. Show is approx. 50 minutes and tickets are $3 per person. Visit www. See CALENDAR, page 6



CALENDAR Continued from page 5 or call 815724-3760 for reservations. Monday Madness. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Crest Hill library. Will it be art, science, cooking, games, or something totally crazy? This every other week session of silliness is for kids aged 6-9. Meets in the community room. Registration is required, call or come by the children’s services department at 815-725-0234. DECEMBER 7 St Patrick’s open house. 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. programs at St. Patrick’s Catholic School, 110 Willow Ave. in Joliet. The school offers all day preschool, all day kindergarten, and before/ after school care. There are special tuition incentives for new families. Childcare will be provided during the open house. For more information, contact Marta at 815-726-2924. A Christmas Carol. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. shows at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson at Bluff St. This hilarious rendition of the classic tale is told with help from the audience, including bit parts on stage, sound effects, singing, and goofy props. Reservations are required. Show is approx. 50 minutes and tickets are $3 per person. Visit www. or call 815724-3760 for reservations. Microsoft Word basics. 1-2 p.m. at the Lockport library. Registration begins one month prior to class date. Contact the library at 815-838-0755 for class description, skill prerequisites, and registration. Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Computer. 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Are you looking to buy or upgrade a computer, but don’t know how to start? The Des Plaines Valley Public Library District is giving a free presentation on the “‘Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Computer.” Learn about computer components, what to look for and where to buy, and check out some sample systems. The presentation will be held at the Romeoville Branch. To register or for more information, please call the library at (815) 725-0234.

DECEMBER 8 A Christmas Carol. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. shows at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson at Bluff St. This hilarious rendition of the classic tale is told with help from the audience, including bit parts on stage, sound effects, singing, and goofy props. Reservations are required. Show is approx. 50 minutes and tickets are $3 per person. Visit www. or call 815724-3760 for reservations. Design Your Own Holiday Plaques. 3-5 p.m. Are you looking for something creative to do during the cold days of December? Join the Des Plaines Valley Public Library District and local artist and art teacher Lynn Brand for t a chance to paint your own 20-inch-tall snowman door plaque; at the Crest Hill Branch. Registration is required as the program is limited to 20 patrons. Ages 10 and up only, please. A $5 patron fee will be charged and will be collected at the program. To register or for more information, call the library at (815) 725-0234. Teen crafts. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Crest Hill library branch. Make your own holiday tree ornament out of duct tape. You pick the colors and create something that looks like a festive pinecone

out of duct tape. For more information contact Sarah Stumpf at 815-725-0234. Spinal Stenosis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common spinal problem associated with leg, buttock, groin, and back pain in people over age 50. Dr. Thomas Hurley, neurosurgeon, will discuss treatment options available for lumbar spinal stenosis. To register for this free program, call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.

DECEMBER 9 Internet basics class. 2-3 p.m. at Crest Hill library. Register with the adult services desk to learn basic Google searching skills, all about browsers, and basic tools to assist you with online safety. Basic computer experience is required, as are mouse and keyboard skills. Visit Adult Services or call 815-725-0234. Tween craft. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Crest Hill library. Love making crafts and hanging out with your friends? Express you creativity at tween crafts, for ages 9-12. Register at the Crest Hill library by contacting the children’s services desk at 815725-0234. Visit with Santa and Mrs.

Claus. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lockport branch library. Santa and Mrs. Claus are leaving their posts at the North Pole to may a visit to the library. Come to hear songs and stories. This program is suitable for all ages, and registration is required. Contact the library at 815-838-0755.

DECEMBER 10 Wii got game. 4:45-7 p.m. at the Lockport branch library, 121 E. 8th St. in Lockport. Join other teens in grades 7-12 to play Guitar Hero, DDR, Super Smash Bros., Sports, American Idol Karaoke II, and more. Registration is highly recommended because spots fill up fast. Stop by the reference desk at the library or call 815838-0755 to register. Participants must arrive before the library closes and the doors are locked at 5 p.m.

DECEMBER 11-12 Santa Paws Christmas Bazaar. 12-5 p.m. at the Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil

Rd. in Shorewood. Find a unique gift for pets and people. For more information call 815-741-0695 or visit

DECEMBER 11 Cookies by the pound. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St. Christmas concert. 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St. Janine Mahalick and a bell choir will present a Christmas concert during the Praise and Worship service. For more information, go online to www.1umclockport. org

DECEMBER 13 Internet intermediate class. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Crest Hill library. For patrons who have mastered the basics of web searching but would like to learn how to search Google more effectively. isit the Adult Services desk or call 815-725-0234. to



Shop ’til you drop Illustrated Opinions but stay in area The starting gun has sounded on the holiday madness. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are the launching pads for the next four weeks of retail rampage. Shop local is the battle cry of area Chambers of Commerce. It’s a worthy call that needs to be picked up by all residents. When we spend dollars in our community, we directly benefit from it in a variety of ways. Local spending leads to sales tax dollars staying in our home towns. Buying locally supports important local government functions, including parks, police, libraries, and street projects. When you spend money locally, it multiplies. In other words, $1 spent in a neighborhood business can be re-spent on local products [suppliers] or services [banks] needed by that business or spent by an employee of that business through their wage. You are a little greener when you stay in town. Buying locally can save you money on fuel costs as well as time. Even shopping at a big retailer in town has benefits. Some big retailers return a portion of their sales to their communities. Our town may not have everything on the holiday list but the Will County area

Publisher Rich Masterson Editor-in-chief Andrew Schneider Managing Editor M. Grace Tucker Sports Editor Rob Valentin Reporters Sherri Dauskurdas Rick Kambic Laura Katauskas Debbie Lively Sports Reporters Mark Gregory Scott Taylor Staff Photographer Robert Bykowski Editorial Deadlines Letters to Editor: 9 a.m. Monday Calendar: 3 p.m. Monday News: 9 a.m. Monday Sports: 9 a.m. Monday

Editorial certainly does. From the Westfield Louis Joliet Mall area to downtown Plainfield to the retail opportunities along Route 59 and Weber Road to the Promenade Bolingbrook, Will County has many places for you to spend money. The power of the retail dollar can’t be overlooked. We only have to look a little farther north to Schaumburg to see this. In 2009, in a move to offset a sagging economy, the village board passed Schaumburg’s first property tax in the village’s 54year history. Historically, thanks in part to retail giant Woodfield Shopping Center, the retail strips along Golf Road, the amenities of the I90 Golden Corridor and the more recent faux downtown, Streets of Woodfield, the residents of Schaumburg had never seen a property tax bill. Schaumburg’s governmental functions are financed in large part by sales tax dollars; Schaumburg residents paying into Schaumburg by shopping AND visitors paying into Schaumburg with their purchases as well. This year be sure to make your purchases count, pay into your community, your county first.

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THE BUGLE/SENTINEL DECEMBER 1, 2010 1 Analyze ore 6 Gee! 10 Pass over

Law” 44 Phone greeting 46 Beliefs

17 Machine with a ribbon 19 Singer Lovett 20 Cool or groovy 21 Lower

55 Peer recognition 57 Climb 59 Jacuzzis 61 Disavow 64 The Most Trusted

14 Dern or Ashley 15 Pro __ (in proportion) 16 Mexican money

22 Yeah, sure! 23 Sign up 25 Dance club

27 Adds years 28 End hunger 31 Workout wear 34 Hollyhock or hibiscus 37 Swashbuckler Flynn 38 Sch. org. 41 Prevailing

You might wish to put away childish things, but you don’t. In the week ahead, a need for amusement may grow stronger. You could enjoy an interlude when you feel free to experiment and enrich your life.

Flailing into the future is fun. A headlong rush into new adventures might put your past on ice for a few days this week. You might have a tendency to be overly cerebral when dealing with your emotions.

Living is easy with eyes closed, said The Beatles. However, you need to sneak a peek before you let your more rambunctious and adventurous companions persuade you to take a risk in the week ahead.

Head and emotions could clash like the Titans. For a few days this week you might be overwhelmed by your inner fantasies making it difficult to deal equitably with a significant other or a business partner.

Your optimism is like an octopus with many arms that you tend to juggle too many things at one time. In the week to come you could be overly confident and offer promises and assurances too quickly.

Experimental psychology by its very name means that there aren’t any certain results. You can’t count on plans going through quite as planned but that just adds spice to your life in the week to come.

The thirst for excitement can rock your world, so be sure to hold on tight this week. You must give a special someone extra freedoms and fight off a tendency to give in to jealousy and possessiveness.

If all you know how to do is row a boat, you won’t know what to do when the river runs dry. Because you are anxious to master a new craft, you might rush through the basics in the week ahead.

You might have more imagination than know-how when it comes to moneymaking ideas. In the week ahead, you might be wise to keep your credit card locked away. Your instinct may be to gamble.

You can hiphop or hopscotch your way through the week to come. Your penchant for fun and games might take precedence, leaving a special someone wondering if you are truly committed.

Not all who wander are lost. What might appear to be aimless roaming could be an indulgence in exploration to slake a thirst of adventure. In the week ahead, you could easily waste your time or resources.

Name in Electronics 65 Service-station job 66 Tab-brackets separators 68 Iowa State city 69 Ubangi feeder 70 Wear away

condition 43 Susan of “L.A.

A tisket, a tasket, your red and yellow basket. In the week ahead, your carefree ways can lead you to take too many chances. You have a tendency to trust to luck when caution might be wiser.

48 Expel from a country 50 Dignitary in DC 51 “Planet of the __”

71 Power unit 72 Kett of old comics

73 Opposing teams

1 Gibson of tennis 2 Adage 3 Pliant 4 Exist 5 Gapes 6 Pluck 7 Solemn vow 8 Peel’s partner 9 Ed or Emmylou 10 Tape editor 11 Personal computer element 12 Man or Dogs 13 Ginsberg or Frost 18 Pass gossip 24 Ending for a belief 26 Sugary 29 Dismounted 30 Encyclopedia set, e.g. 32 Shoe part 33 Furtive 35 Squirrel snack 36 Taper off 38 MA follower, perhaps 39 PGA peg

40 Language symbols 42 Rent payer 45 Most limber 47 U.S. defense grp. 49 Twisting force 52 Era 53 Put into a cipher 54 Stirrup bone 56 Drench once again 58 Eyelid woes 59 Deli side 60 Large wildcat 62 Breton, e.g. 63 Environs 67 William Tell’s canton


Last Week’s Answers Jumbles: AUGUR GROIN EFFIGY AGENCY Answer: What the feuding egotists traded - AN “I” FOR AN “I”


INSIDE: JCA, Joliet West and Joliet Central all in action, page 12; Buy sports photos online at



Porters perfect at WJOL Classic By Mark Gregory Sports reporter

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Richaun Holmes passes the ball to Karrington Ward in Lockport’s WJOL win over Plainfield Central.

The stat sheet said Kyle Ward scored three points in Lockport’s 40-29 win over Plainfield Central in the finale of the WJOL Thanksgiving Classic played at the University of St. Francis. However, the younger of the Ward brothers accounted for closer to 10 points, as his defense was key in holding Central’s Derrick Marks to 10 points on only 2-of-15 shooting. As a team, the Wildcats shot only 11-of-40. “He is real strong and real good,” Kyle said of the Boise Statebound Marks. “He can dribble drive and shoot well. It gets me ready, I want to show that I can play defense on the best players around.” While Kyle was able to hold the Wildcats at bay, it was older brother Karrington who keyed the offense. With the score 24-19 in favor of the Porters, the senior tallied 11 straight Lockport points.

BOYS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHT: The Porters went 3-0 in the WJOL Classic. Kyle Ward was named to the All-Tournament team, while Karrington Ward was MVP. COMING UP: Lockport faces Joliet West at home Friday at 7:30 p.m. Joliet eliminated Lockport last year.

Karrington ended up with 20 points and 10 rebounds and was named tournament MVP. “If we were going to win this game tonight, it was all about rebounding,” Karrington said.“We knew we had to stay with them on the boards, coach made a point of that. Rebounding is heart and hustle and once we did that it was a victory.” Lockport finished with a 3728 rebounding advantage as Ward grabbed 10 and 6-6 senior Richaun Holmes had nine. The Porters host Joliet West Friday night to kick off the SouthWest Suburban Conference schedule. Joliet eliminated the Porters in the sectional last year.




Hilltoppers go 2-1 at WJOL Classic By Mark Gregory Sports reporter

Mark Gregory/Bugle staff

Breshion Tucker goes to the basket in JCA’s win over Providence.

Breshion Tucker would have rather spent the weekend preparing for the state football championships in Champaign. When that didn’t work out, he led his team to a 2-1 record and a pool championship at the WJOL Thanksgiving Classic at the University of St. Francis. Tucker tallied a game-high 23 points in the Hilltoppers’ 69-46 win over Providence Saturday night. “It would have been nice to be in Champaign, but things didn’t fall our way and time moves on,” he said. “I am with a group of guys that helped me get through the football loss. Now I am happy, we played well tonight.” JCA opened the game on a 16-4 run, only to have the Celtics cut the lead to four points before storming back and taking control of the game,

BOYS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHT: Breshion Tucker, Remy Roberts-Burnett and Curtis Parker all made All-Tournament teams. COMING UP: JCA hosts Minooka Saturday, West travels to Lockport Friday and Central goes to H-F Friday.

a lot of it on the back of Tucker. “In the third quarter, I looked and they had it to four and I knew I had to get my team going and pick up my game,” said Tucker, who was named to the All-Tournament team. “I got a three to fall and then another fell and I was in a rhythm. Then I knew I could score and get the team going and we never looked back.” Brequan Tucker added 13 points, while Breion Tucker chipped in 11. “I can get some good shots off of (Breshion) driving and kicking the ball out,” Brequan said.“I know where to spot up.” See CLASSIC, page 12




CLASSIC Continued from page 11 The directors of the WJOL tournament established a sportsmanship award named after JCA coach Jeremy Izzo, who died suddenly in the offseason. The team award went to Providence Catholic this season.


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Joliet Central won its first game since the resplit with West.

For the past two weeks, the Joliet West coaching staff has practiced with the team they thought they would have all season. After the first ever Joliet West Thanksgiving tournament,coach Luke Yaklich is not so sure. The team that he thought he had coming back was not the one on the floor that lost 6841 to Metea Valley in the thirdplace game. “They outplayed us from every facet of the game from start to finish,” Yaklich said. “They dictated everything tonight. They played wonderful and we played awful.” Yaklich said it is time to retool the Tigers in preparation

for Friday’s match-up with Lockport. “Now it is back to the drawing board. I am going to take Sunday to think long and hard as to ways to improve this team,” Yaklich said.“We are going to hit the floor Monday and reinvent ourselves. I know you will see a different team Friday night and probably even a different style of play. I think we have to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses. “The most shocking thing is that the team we have coached for the last two weeks in practice is not even close to resembling the team that we saw on the

floor. The communication and effort we saw in practice, the coaches could not say enough about. When the lights came on that all went away. We will look at personnel and style of play and see what will work, because what we are doing is not.” Brandon Tyson had 12 points and 7 rebounds and Marlon Johnson had 6 points and 10 boards for West. Remy RobertsBurnett was named to the AllTournament team.

JOLIET CENTRAL The Joliet Central boys basketball team earned its first

win in nearly 20 years Friday night at the WJOL Classic played at the University of St. Francis. The Steelmen (1-2) defeated Romeoville 48-46 to claim the first win this season. It was also the first since the schools split after being one sports program for nearly two decades. Central was led by Curtis Parker, who was the lone Steelmen player named to the six-man all-tournament team. He tallied 18 points on 8-of15 shooting. LaPhonte Burns finished with 12, hitting 6-of-9 shots.

Porters take second at South By Scott Taylor Sports reporter

A huge morning wasn’t enough for Lockport as it had to settle for second place at the Plainfield South Invite Friday. The Porters shot games of 1,099, 1,054 and 1,064 to take a lead of more than 100 pins heading into the afternoon series. But,it wasn’t enough as Oswego caught fire in the afternoon with games of 1,124, 1,076 and 1,103. “We bowled really good today,” Lockport’s Kyle Anderson said. “I was impressed by our entire team. Our first three games were the best I’ve ever seen this team bowl. We stepped it up. We faced Oswego right off the bat and beat them. Everyone else tried to catch up to us and give credit to Oswego.” “We did really good in the morning,” Lockport’s John Isit said. “I’ve never seen us have scores like that as a team. We came out hot. But it always seems like the lunch break kills us. We get cold and we got on a bad pair to start the second half of the day. We have high expectations now for the season.This is pretty much the state finals right here.” Lockport finished with a 6,493, while Oswego won with a 6,520. “It was a consistent day,” Anderson said.“We got caught on the end pair (in game four) and

BOYS BOWLING HIGHLIGHT: John Isit posted the best three-game series of the tournament with a 791 as the Porters finished second at Plainfield South. COMING UP: Lockport boys are at the Oak Forest Invite Saturday at Oak Forest Bowl.

one of the lanes was hooking more than the other. We adjusted to that pretty well too and pulled out a 1,000 on it. It was a really good day.” Isit led Lockport and was fourth overall with a 1,421 series. “It’s the highest series I’ve ever had,” Isit said. “I could’ve had an 800 but I missed a couple spares and that killed me. I can’t really talk anything bad about that I guess.” Defending state champion Anderson was right behind with a 1,394 series, which was fifth. David Wysocki was 16th with a 1,296, Justin Vandenburg was 38th with a 1,206 (279 game) and Shane Mattcak was 54th with a 1,176. Joliet West ended up in ninth place with a 5,997 total. A final game 246 gave Rich Hintz 13th place with a 1,305. Alex Galvan finished with a 1,234 series (243 game), good for 30th, while Mike Layfield was right behind in 33rd place with a 1,221. Andrew Wermer was 70th with a 1,148 and Ryan Carlson was 92nd with a 1,089.

Minooka placed 12th with a 5,873. Zach Segatto had a 251 game and a 1,255 series (27th) to lead the Indians, while Nick Beeler was 50th (1,179). Joliet Central was 28th with a 5,098.The Steelmen were lead by DeAnthony Edwards, who shot a 1,211 to take 35th.

GIRLS BOWLING Minooka took fourth place Saturday at the Plainfield Central Invite at Pioneer Lanes. The Indians finished with 5,541 pins. Central won the tournament with 5,716. Six of the top seven finishers came from the Southwest Prairie Conference. “If one bad thing happens, it affects everything else,”Minooka’s Ashley Dylik said. “We have to stay positive. We have to work on our enthusiasm and staying positive. I think we’re going to be a little better than last year, so I think we’re going to finish pretty good.” Dylik led the Indians with a 1,220 series, including a 256 game, placing fourth overall. Alyssa Poole added an 1,141 (12th), Courtney Johnston shot an 1,105 (18th), Emily Koulis had a 1,046 (22nd) and Danielle Musgrave recorded a 1,029 (28th).







Make office conflict avoiders face up to reality Q: In a recent column, you talked about why avoiding conflict at all costs is expensive. We’d all like lions to lie down with lambs but that occurs in Eden, not the workplace. I’ve been hired to replace a Human Resources Director who never dealt with conflict. How do I shape up the organization? A: People who can handle the anxiety of setting limits find people who avoid the problem really annoying, particularly when they leave big messes. You need to anticipate several factors to be effective in your new position. 1. The Human Resources Director wasn’t alone in her fear of conflict. When a key player in a system is refusing to address

problems, she has lots of company who support her anxiety. 2. Start your changes slowly. Don’t try to be the hero. Most heroes have short life spans. Point out to your boss that certain employees tend to be late, insolent to clients or insubordinate and describe the consequences of these actions to the organization. Build a group that sees the problem and supports your changes. 3. Force other people in the organization to choose the status quo (and suffer the tradeoffs) or develop some backbone. If

Run toward a job you love, not away from one you hate Dear Dave, My husband and I are completely debt-free. He makes about $100,000 a year with great benefits, plus we have $80,000 in savings. The problem is he hates his job. He wants to try something else, but he’s not sure where his passion lies. When is it okay to pull the plug? Sarah Dear Sarah, In a situation like this, I think you need to combine the desire to do something you love with enough wisdom that won’t leave your family in jeopardy. In other words, let’s run to something, not from something. I’d suggest that he grab some of Dan Miller’s books, like “48 Days to the Work You Love” and “No More Mondays,” and begin a process of reading, studying, and thinking about what he really loves to do. Then, figure out a way to monetize that idea. You’re more passionate when you love what you’re doing, and with the right plan in place you’ll make more money, too! Now, doing this will probably result in a temporary

pay cut. But even if he goes from making $100,000 to $50,000 that first year, you guys can adjust your lifestyle and still live comfortably. You can get by on way less than a hundred grand, and if needed, you can live for a little while off bits and pieces of your savings. Dear Dave, Our company is about to have its first-ever employee meeting. Do you have any suggestions on how to conduct something like this? Brooke Dear Brooke, If you have an existing company, and you’ve never had an employee meeting in the past, I think the first one should be spent explaining why you’ve decided to have employee meetings.We have staff meetings every week with all 300 team members, mainly for the purpose of communication between the different departments and divisions. We cheerlead when things are going right, and lots of times I’ll read emails bragging on various team members. No company is perfect, and sometimes there’s housecleaning to be done. That kind of stuff isn’t always pretty, but we tell the truth and shoot straight with the team about these issues.

you do what needs to be done without any internal network you’ll be crucified even if you’re getting results. 4. Never publicly disparage the last Human Resources Director. Find positive ways to describe her behavior - something like, “Well, the last Human Resources Director was a very nice person,” or “The last director was more patience.” Focus on the future, not the past. 5. Never underestimate the riptide power of anxiety at work. Lions are allowed to roam freely as predators when the lambs are scared and looking away from the problem. Looking the other direction, of course, is the best

way to get eaten. 6.You are a courageous person to tackle the dead bodies in your organization. Just make sure you add respect and understanding of the enormous power of fear to your professional repertoire. Otherwise, you could face your own “Night of the Zombies” remake as the bodies are unearthed and come after you.

The last word(s) Q: Is there a diplomatic way to shut up people who go on and on and on? A: Yes. When they pause to

breathe, repeat what they’ve said, give a reason to exit and dash. Most people who keep talking never feel heard, so they substitute volume for connection.

Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006).












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