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DECEMBER 2, 2010

Vol. 5 No. 19

Proposal lays foundation for district improvement By Laura Katauskas Staff reporter

Setting the stage for a smooth transition once he steps up to take on the role as Valley View’s Superintendent for the next school year, Bolingbrook High School principal James Mitchem is proposing a shift in James personnel that Mitchem will increase accountability across the board. While the net number of positions will remain the same, some positions will be altered with the focus of new positions on increasing administration. The new administrators are to provide support for building principals when it comes to evaluation. “This allows for a common thread, making us more alike than different,” said Mitchem. See VVSD, page 2

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Future district superintendent James Mitchem has begun advocating for changes in the district’s administrative structures that he believes will lead to a more cohesive education system across all Valley View schools.

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Residents looking for a laugh this holiday season may find it at Bicentennial Park, via the annual performance of “A Christmas Carol” — comedy style. Back this year on the indoor stage is a comedic twist on the holiday classic, presented by the duo of Jeff Eddings and JimWalker. The 50-minute interactive show starts with just the two guys on stage pretending to be kids up in grandma’s attic. Soon, they’re calling on the audience for help with sound effects, playing bit parts on stage, and singing their favorite Christmas song (often all at once) Scrooge and his ghost “fly” out and around the audience asking for volunteers to play many characters from Tiny Tim (his crutch varies from scene to scene), Bob Cratchit (often refereed to as Bob ScratchIt), Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig (given appropriate wigs), ghosts and more. Despite the unusual spin, what remains a classic is the price; just $3 for all ages, all shows. Parking is free. Reservations are recommended for the only evening shows: Monday, Dec. 6 at 4 and 7 p.m. The show is a popular field trip, so reservations are  required  for the matinees:  Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For reservations, contact the park office:  (815) 724-3760 email bipark@jolietcity.org.  For more information, visit  www. bicentennialpark.org.

in as shown by recent test scores. Mitchem explained that coming in as the new superintendent he is going to be responsible for the proper education of the district and that he plans to “address everyone in the district who collects a

paycheck to be accountable as well.” “In the education system as a whole, not just Valley View, there is a lack of accountability within as people point to external factors for reasons of failure; I want to get rid of that notion.” “…I need everyone to have the same belief system in the district and that is that our kids can achieve. I have no room for anyone who blames it on the kids or uses the system as

a scapegoat. There is significant research in other states that have to deal with circumstances and are still achieving greatness— why can’t we?” Mitchem said as a unit district with 21 schools it is important that common and best practices be shared so that one school is not performing differently than another. “What works, works and if we share that information and keep people accountable for

sticking with what works, we can operate more efficiently and attain greater achievement,” said Mitchem. Mitchem believes the key to success is based on a few factors, having the right curriculum congruent with the district’s belief system, cutting-edge instruction, assessment that is formative in nature with indicators for success, and accountability. katauskas@buglenewspapers.com


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Valley View optimistic Plans still in works for Crest Hill, about tax levy success Romeoville library branches By Laura Katauskas Staff reporter

Valley View School District 365U is proposing a 6.3 percent increase to its tax levy request, totaling a possible 3.14 percent increase to existing property owners’ tax bills. The amount of the total levy is approximately $149 million, but assistant superintendent Gary Grizaffi believes that it will be reduced once the district has a better handle on its Equalized Assessed Valuation. “We know full well we won’t garner that full amount,” he said, pointing out that the state’s tax cap will hold any increases to 2.7 percent of the total EAV of existing property. The extension request is higher than what the actual extension will be due to the fact that the EAV and new property values are unknown at this time. By requesting the higher extension, the school board reserves the right to adjust the levy in the future until as late as

April 1,2011.It will also allow the levy to be much more accurate due to the actual EAV and the determination of new property values, Grizaffi explained. In addition, much like refinancing a home, the district plans to pursue a possible restructuring of debt to take advantage of lower interest rates. “We want to make sure this is as low as possible,” said School Board President Steve Quigley. “We will continue to look at ways to save the taxpayers money without harming our classrooms.” The district’s debt load accounts for more than $12 million in the overall levy request and Grizaffi said restructuring the debt will “give taxpayers some relief in the near term.” A public hearing on the levy proposal will be held at the Dec. 13 Board of Education meeting. Adoption is set for that same evening. Levy requests made in 2010 show up on property tax bills in 2011.

By Laura Katauskas Staff reporter

Plans are still running on schedule for the renovation and new library building for the Des Plaines Valley Library District. According to Library Director Scott Pointon, the district is currently pre-qualifying the general contractors who will bid for the renovation project for the Romeoville branch. The district is preparing to send out a request for those bids at the first of the year and to open the bids in late January 2011. Pointon said there is a site in mind near Weber Road and Caton Farm Road for the new Crest Hill

facility.The district is negotiating but has not closed on the deal. “We are still working on some of the legalities,” said Pointon. “Just being extra careful that everything is perfect before we spend the public’s money.” In February,voters passed a $23 million referendum allowing the Des Plaines Valley Public Library District to create new library spaces in Romeoville, Crest Hill and Lockport. Since then, the district successfully sold its bonds and reached an agreement with the Fountaindale Public Library District for the purchase of the Romeoville building for $2.5 million. Des Plaines architects are

currently creating designs to completely renovate the Normantown facility, which should be finished by the end of 2011. While Romeoville is its first priority, plans are still underway for Crest Hill and Lockport on a tiered schedule. Construction of a new library in Crest Hill is anticipated after the completion of Romeoville which is expected for the end of 2011. A Crest Hill facility would see a timeline from June 2011 through June 2012 and renovations to the Lockport facility would start after that, from July 2012 through September 2013. katauskas@buglenewspapers.com


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Dist. 202’s ‘final’ call looks to grading uniformity By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff reporter

The current grading system in Plainfield School District 202 is antiquated, lacks alignment with national standards and is inconsistent from school to school, officials say. But as Carmen Acevedo, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction reported on the future of a modern, standard-based grading system for the district, what caught the attention of the Board of Education was the topic of final exams. Currently, high school final exams in District 202 can carry anywhere from 10-20 percent of a student’s final grade. This range was determined by an agreement among the four high school principals, Acevedo said, who saw a set range to be a temporary solution to

the problem of inconsistency from school to school. Prior to this year’s agreement, final exams could be worth as little as 5 percent and as much as 25 percent of a student’s grade, depending on the teacher. But even the 10-20 percent range carries with it inconsistency that has concerned members of the board as well as the student body--students taking a course at one school are ultimately graded differently than students at another, for the same test. “We need to develop a clear grading system,’ said board vice president David Obrzut,“Will we be consistent with the weight our finals hold?” “I’d like to see consistency,” said board member Michelle Smith. “That’s what we’ve pushed across the board. It doesn’t matter the percentage, as long as we’re on the same page. Most of the board supported

the idea of grading consistency throughout the district, but administrators warned that adjusting the current system is a project that will take years, not months. “Grading is a very difficult process to apply consistency across a school, let alone a district, said Superintendent John Harper. But the idea of taking years to make a final exam worth the same points at all the high schools appeared incredulous to the school board’s president, Stuart Bledsoe. “This shouldn’t be a long process,” Bledsoe said, suggesting that since there already was an agreed-upon range (1020 percent) making the call shouldn’t take much effort. “Don’t tell me we have to go back to the drawing board on this,” he said. Bledsoe even suggested

the board might decide a set percentage the final exams should be worth. “Why can’t we just say, we had a range of 10-20, so let’s decide its 15 percent and be done?” Bledsoe asked. That idea met with resistance from several members of the board and the administration, who suggested determining appropriate grading percentages was hardly a school board responsibility. “We care more about what these kids are learning than what they are taking away, said board member Eric Galt. “Is this something we really need to dictate?” Michael Kelly says no. The board treasurer, while voicing concerns about consistency school-to-school, suggested, as did Acevedo, that the Curriculum Coordinating Council (CCC) should be responsible for making

the call on final exams. A representative group of teaches, administrators and parents, the CCC advises the Board of Education, through the Superintendent, in matters concerning curriculum, instruction and assessment. All professional decisions pertaining to curriculum, instruction and assessment must be reviewed and approved by the CCC before recommendation to the Board of Education’s Applied Learning and Technology Sub-Committee. To that end, the board supported the idea that Acevedo take the topic back to the CCC at its December meeting, with the understanding that a plan for consistency in final exams be sought for the 2011-2012 academic year. “The issue of the final exam is just one small piece of the puzzle of what a grade represents,” she said.

Dist. 202 rescinds paid time off None hurt after car By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff reporter

Three members of the Plainfield School Board admitted to approving a measure in September without fully understanding the measure or its ramifications. At the Nov. 22 meeting, members of the board voted 6-0 to rescind revisions to the district calendar, which granted four paid holidays to 12-month administrative staff during the 2010 holiday season, a measure the same board unilaterally approved less than two months before. “Our motivation was good,” said board treasurer Michael Kelly. “To not have people working over winter break saves the district money, but we didn’t fully understand the impact.” The new calendar would have let 12-month administrators and other 12-month non-union employees, 76 people in total, take off work the four days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with pay, and without having to take vacation time. Kelly said he did not realize that giving the staff members paid time off at the holidays would

mean they had to schedule another four days off during the year, something that could affect staffing during busier times. Board member Michelle Smith said she would vote to rescind the changes after realizing that school sports teams would be unable to practice over winter break if the schools were closed. Vice president David Obrzut also indicated that despite voting to approve the measure, he didn’t really understand it. In fact, Kelly attested that Board President and committee chair Stuart Bledsoe did a “shoddy job” giving the board the information that led to the original vote, something to which Bledsoe said he took offense. “This was voted on 6-0,” Bledsoe said. “It comes down to the fact that people didn’t like what they voted on, and now they want it changed. You know what we voted on.” But at the crux of the matter was history, which goes back to last year’s winter break, when then board president Rod Westfall called on Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Von Behren, suggesting

the administration send the remaining employees home with pay.At that time, Superintendent John Harper indicated he told Westfall he couldn’t support the decision, and explained his reservations. Despite this discourse, Harper continued, the measure to grant the four paid days off appeared on committee agenda in June, when Harper again relayed concerns over scheduling. As the committee went forth with its school calendar planning, and the four-day closing remained in the plans, Harper believed he had simply been overruled. “In my time as superintendent I have come to realize that my concerns are not always accepted,” Harper said. In addition to the “misunderstandings” of the calendar itself, was a question as to how the days off made it to committee in the first place. Bledsoe alleges it was an “administrative driven calendar,” while Harper suggested that board liaison Von Behren was asked to place the item on committee agenda directly by a board member. sdauskurdas@ enterprisepublications.com

jumps curb into house By Laura Katauskas Staff reporter

In what could have been a catastrophe, residents escaped their home without injury after a car struck a home on the 400 block of Arlington last week. According to Romeoville Police Assistant Chief Luchessi, at 12:10 a.m. on Nov. 24 Romeoville resident Ashley Rutherford, 22 , reported she was traveling north on the 500 block of Montrose when a southbound vehicle cut into her lane of travel. Rutherford said she accelerated and swerved to her right to avoid a collision which caused her vehicle to drive up the adjacent curb, drive into a fence then subsequently into the northwest corner of the home at 419 Arlington. The two residents of the house, Eric and Samantha

Firestone, were home and asleep in an adjacent bedroom when the accident took place and no one was in the bedroom struck by the vehicle. Residents in surrounding homes were evacuated because the vehicle damaged the natural gas meter, causing a gas leak. Nicor arrived shortly and stopped the leak. The front seat passenger, Stephanie Kittle, 23, also of Romeoville, was transported to Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital for a minor injury. Rutherford refused medical treatment at the scene. Rutherford was issued citations for driving too fast for conditions and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Kittle was issued a citation for failure to wear a seatbelt. katauskas@buglenewspapers.com


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Scholarships Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund High school juniors and seniors with a grade average of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale can apply for a “full-ride” scholarship, Dr. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, has learned. The scholarship, which pays for tuition, room and board, books and supplies, is provided by the Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund and can be used at any accredited college or university. Applicants must submit a 400- to 500-word essay on one singled-spaced, typed page. The essay must answer three questions: Who are you? Why do you deserve a scholarship? If not given a scholarship, how will you pay for college? Register to apply at www. brucefishkinscholarship.com. A link to the website can be found on the Will County Regional Office of Education website, www.willroe.org. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award in the spring of 2011.

Zonta Club 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, Dr. Jennifer BertinoTarrant, Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, has announced. Zonta International is a 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

School briefs on the website www.zonta. org. In addition to filling out the form, which includes a statement of personal goals and four essay questions, applicants must have two confidential recommendations and verification of their school enrollment sent to the Zonta Club of Joliet. All application materials must be sent to: Zonta Club of America, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2608, Joliet, IL 60434 by Jan. 30, 2010.

Essay contest U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money by participating in the Bill of Rights Institute’s fifth annual “Being an American” Essay Contest. Top prize winners and their teachers will also receive allexpenses paid trips to the nation’s capital. The largest high school essay contest in the country, awarding 180 students and teachers with cash prizes and attracting more than 50,000 essays last year, explores the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights Institute, a non-profit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area devoted to educating children about the Constitution and Founding principles. The sponsors include the History Channel and the Stuart Family Foundation. “This contest is unique in that it gives students the opportunity to think about the important civic values communicated in our Founding documents, and embodied by American civic heroes,” said Dr. Jason Ross, Bill of Rights Institute Vice President of Education Programs. “This context is vital to helping students see their own acts of good citizenship as a meaningful part of the American experiment of self-government.” Complete contest details can be found below.Further information, including submission criteria, lesson plans and background information on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Founders and other Americans who have contributed to America’s shared civic values, are available at www.BeingAnAmerican.org.

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Karen Lopez models in the Irene King Word Choice Fashion Show.

Fashion shows present word-crafting abilities

RHS Hispanic Parent forum is Dec. 9

Third graders at King Elementary School found a unique way to learn adjectives and adverbs by staging student fashion shows Nov. 22 and 23 with narrations they wrote themselves. “Our third graders worked hard on making good word choices in their writing for this,” said third grade teacher Theresa Prado, who organized the event. “They all provided some beautiful beginnings, amazing adjectives, awesome adverbs and interesting endings.” The “word choice” fashion show included some great outfits and some even greater descriptions of each outfit as four third grade classes staged the shows.

With an increased emphasis on helping parents understand the importance of participating in their child’s education, Romeoville High School is inviting members of the village’s Hispanic community to Hispanic Parent Information Night Thursday, Dec. 9. “We want to make our Hispanic parents feel welcome in Valley View in general, and at RHS specifically,” said Spanish teacher David Gutierrez, who will emcee the event.“In order to create the

Winter Wonderland is Dec. 8 Hot chocolate, cookies and wonderful stories. That’s what in store for parents and their children on Dec. 8 when Irene King Elementary School hosts Winter Wonderland Bedtime Stories. The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with “dinner for a dollar” in the Café followed by activities which will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

ideal learning environment, we need our parents informed and involved.” The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a free potluck dinner in the school’s cafeteria provided by the RHS Latino Academic and Social Organization. At 7 p.m., Spanish teacher Liliana Velazquez and English teacher Greg Harris will make an informal presentation on general school policies and procedures. Later, Patricia Santoyo will discuss financial aid, loans, scholarships and other services offered for Latino students who attend Joliet Junior College.


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The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Romeoville Police Department. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.

Burglary from motor vehicle A customer at a business reported a burglary from a motor vehicle at 11:52 a.m. on Nov. 2 on the 1200 block of Lakeview. Drive.A cell phone was taken from a vehicle that was left unlocked and unattended. Estimated cost of the cell phone is $700.

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Virginia Salazar, 48, 2028 Whitmore Drive, was arrested at 3:22 p.m. on Nov. 9 and charged with retail theft on the 400 block of Weber Road. Alexis Alesandre, 18, and Andre Armstrong, 20, both of 1950 Tilson, were arrested at 5:42 p.m. on Nov. 15 and charged with retail theft near the 400 block of Weber Road.

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Shavincia Wooden, 20, 601 Cochise, Bolingbrook, Latoya Collins, 20, 682 Blackhawk, Bolingbrook, and Traniece Robinson, 21, 427 Strong, Joliet, were all arrested at 3:52 p.m. on Nov. 17 after an incident on the 400 block of Weber Road. Wooden was charged with retail theft; Collins was charged with retail theft and obstructing justice and Robinson was charged with retail theft and aggravated battery.

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Theft A resident reported a motor vehicle theft at 8:36 a.m. on Nov. 11 on the 1900 block of Helen Drive.The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence. Estimated cost of the vehicle is $4,000.

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A customer at a business reported a theft at 9:36 a.m. on Nov. 15 on the 400 block Weber Road.The customer emptied a shopping cart and unknowingly left a bag of cash in the cart and drove away.When the customer realized the cash

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was left in the cart and returned to the business parking area, the cash was gone and had not been turned in to the business. Estimated cash taken is $600. The owner of a property reported a burglary at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 20 on the 1500 block of Lavender. An unknown person entered a vacant home and removed the copper piping

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from the basement of the home. Estimated cost of the copper pipe is $250.

Traffic Arrests Bradley Taylor, 22, 27W600 Warrenville Road, Warrenville, was arrested at 3:18 a.m. on Nov. 12 and charged with expired registration, failure to signal, and improper lane use near Lakeview and Weber Road.

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Roberto Alaniz, 25, 2324 S. 59th Court, Cicero, was arrested at 1:49 p.m. on Nov. 12 and charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license and an in-state warrant near Normantown Road and Geneva Avenue.

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Krisit Best, 35, 234 E. Daisy Circle, was arrested at 1:41 p.m. on Nov. 14 and charged with

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a failure to reduce speed and an in-state warrant near Weber and Romeo roads. Jesus Morales, 33, 105 McKool, was arrested at 10:57 a.m.on Nov.16 and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license and no insurance, a failure to wear seatbelts and an equipment violation on the 1200 block of Lakeview Drive.

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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

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Editorial the Will County area certainly does. From the Westfield Louis Joliet Mall area 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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ONGOING 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 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 815-7748922.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@ willcountyillinois.com. 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 insurance, mileage and meal reimbursement during volunteer service. Please contact Barbara at 815-933-7791 ext 125 if the time is right for you to help. Mortgage Counseling. Home Equity Conversion 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

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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 20 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 Toy raffle fundraiser. 6 p.m. at Lost Acres Lounge in Romeoville. This event is hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Hampton Park Social Athletic Club. Money raised from this event will be given back to selected needy families in the community during Christmas. 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. thedepartmentjoliet.com

DECEMBER 4 Breakfast with Santa. 8:30 10:30 a.m. Dupage Township and H2O Heart Haven Outreach present breakfast with Santa at the Levy Center, 251 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be happy to pose for pictures. Tickets are $3 per person and children under 3 are free can be purchased at Dupage Township Center.

DECEMBER 6 Metal ornaments. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Romeoville branch of the Des Plaines Valley Library district. Learn to make your own holiday ornaments out of flat sheets of recycled metal.These ornaments make great gifts. Call the library

at 815-886-2030 to register or for more information.

DECEMBER 7 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. Computer basics. 2-3 p.m. at the Romeoville branch library. Contact Adult Services for class descriptions, skill prerequisites, and registration information. Call 815-886-2030 for more information. “Pages from the Past” BookDiscussion Program. 7 p.m. an American history bookdiscussion program sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Will County at Isle a la Cache Museum, in Romeoville. For persons at least 16 years of age, the program is free of charge, but registration is required. The book selection is “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America,” by Timothy Egan. In the wake of a devastating fire in 1910 that destroyed national forests in Washington, Idaho and Montana, President Theodore Roosevelt and his chief forester pioneered the notion of conservation of America’s public lands. Participants should read the selection beforehand and bring a copy of the book to the program. Refreshments will be served. Isle a la Cache Museum is at 501 East 135th Street (Romeo Road). For information and registration, call 815/8861467.

Design Your Own Holiday Plaques. 3-5 p.m. Are you looking for something creative to do during the cold days of December? Join 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. Bolingbrook Women’s Club 7:30 p.m. General monthly meeting at The Nest at the Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive in Bolingbrook. All area women are invited to meet and make new friends. Join the club to participate in organized social events and become involved in the community through fund-raising events. New members are welcome. For more information call Jean Kelly, president, at (630) 254-2741.

DECEMBER 9 RHS Hispanic parent forum. 6 p.m. at Romeoville High School. Event begins with a free potluck dinner in the school’s cafeteria provided by the RHS Latino Academic and Social Organization. At 7 p.m. participants will hear a presentation on general school policies and procedures followed by discussion of financial aid, loans, scholarships, and other services offered for Latino students who attend JJC. Q&A session and information on adult ESL classes will also be available. Interpreters will be available.

DECEMBER 11 Santa Paws. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Friendship Centre at HighPoint, 175 S. Highpoint Dr. in Romeoville. Get your pet’s photo taken with Santa! For $5 you will receive a 4x6 photo with Santa,

all non-aggressive animals are welcome, your children, yourself, or a famly photo. For $3 more, the photo can be e-mailed to you to be sent to friends and relatives, and no copyright is retained so feel free to print extras or make enlargements. Raffles, giveaways, crafts, and great gift giving items will also be available for purchase. Stop by for free hot cocoa and cookies. Proceeds benefit the Romeoville Humane Society. A visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Romeoville branch library. Santa and Mrs. Claus are leaving their posts at the North Pole to pay a couple of visits to the library. Come to hear songs and stories. For all ages, registration is required. Call 815-886-2030 to register.

DECEMBER 12 Life in the 18th Century, a living history. 12- 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, the Isle a la Cache Brigade will bring insight into what life was like in the Illinois Territory during the mid-18th century at Isle a la Cache Museum, in Romeoville. Free of charge and open to all ages. Demonstrations will be ongoing so the public can arrive at anytime to observe the demonstrations and talk with the Brigade about life in the wilderness. The program is offered inside the accessible building or outdoors (weather permitting). Outdoor programs will be held on unpaved areas with uneven ground. Isle a la Cache Museum is at 501 East 135th Street (Romeo Road). For information, call the museum at 815/886-1467.

DECEMBER 14 Internet basics. 2-3 p.m. at the Romeoville branch library. Contact Adult Services for class descriptions, skill prerequisites, and registration information. Call 815-886-2030 for more information.


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

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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

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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.

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Spartans struggle at WJOL By Mark Gregory Sports reporter

Thanksgiving tournaments are meant for a team to see what they need to work on the rest of the season. Romeoville learned exactly that. A 33 percent shooting night and what coach Jeff Bambule called a lack of effort contributed to Romeoville’s 48-46 loss to Joliet Central in the WJOL Thanksgiving Classic. “We’re making a number of mistakes because of lack of execution,” Bambule said.“That’s to be understood this early in the season. But, a lack of effort at times is very disappointing. There were three consecutive possessions we gave up offensive rebounds and easy baskets and we are going to clean that up. “We are not shooting very well right now, I think we were under 35 percent for the tournament and that is not going to get it done, so we have to make up for that with better execution and we are at times.” Despite poor shooting and lack of effort, the Spartans kept the game close all the way and forced a 46-46 tie with 1:32 left in the fourth. Joliet Central’s Curtis Parker hit a jumper with 1:15 left, for what would prove to be the game winner.

BOYS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHT: Romeoville defeated eventual pool champion Joliet Catholic but went 1-2 in the WJOL Thanksgiving Tournament. COMING UP: The Spartans open their conference season Friday at Minooka.

The Spartans had a lay-up miss and then got what they wanted with 36 seconds left, as Hill fouled Devonta Davis sending him to the line for the one-andone. Davis missed the front end and Goshorn corralled the rebound. Once the ball crossed half court, the Spartans took a time out to draw up a play. The ball ended up in Goshorn’s hands with 12 seconds left and his three-point attempt was off. The Spartans ended the invite 1-2, but would have claimed the pool title with the win. Joliet Catholic Academy earned those honors, going 2-1, but Romeoville beat the Hillmen in the second game. Bambule was pleased that he learned a lot about the team over the three-day invite. “We have three seniors returning, Donald Miller, Bo Goshorn and Antwan Hill, and we know we can depend on those guys,” Bambule. “We’re trying to find out who else we can depend on. Who can do Mark Gregory/Bugle staff

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Nick Samuelson goes for a pump fake in Romeoville’s loss to Joliet Central Friday.


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Spartans happy with break-even record By Mark Gregory Sports reporter

For a team that features four sophomore starters and only three seniors on the roster, at times Romeoville plays like a group of talented players. Other times, they play like sophomores. That was the case in the final game of the Romeoville tournament, as the Spartans lost to Lockport 60-48. Romeoville was up most of the first half, but gave the momentum away at the intermission buzzer. A foul on a three-pointer with no time on the clock at the half, let Lockport’s Amber Surdokaite hit two of three free throws and cut the deficit to 28-24. Lockport would make a run in the second half and get the Spartans in foul trouble. The Porters were in the bonus with almost two minutes left in the third quarter and rode the game out for the win. Romeoville was led by 15 each from Precious Williams and Kiera Curry. Surdokaite had a game-high 21 points, while Stephanie Karl added 11 and a spark for the Porters. Overall, Romeoville coach Julio Carrasco was pleased with the 2-2 finish at the invite. “We are young,” Carrasco said. “Kiera is coming in from Bolingbrook, she was there with all those talented players, but didn’t get a lot of playing time. She is here and is a leader and she is playing hard. “It is going to take some time, we are three weeks into the

GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHT: Sophomores Precious Williams and Kiera Currie each scored 15 points for Romeoville in a 60-48 loss to Lockport. COMING UP: The Spartans host SPC conference rival Minooka at 7 p.m. Friday.

season and I haven’t been 2-2 at this tournament in the six years I have been here, so that is a positive. They did a great job. We beat Lemont, we beat Crete Monee, we were in the game with Lincoln Park.” Being part of the state title team as a freshman a year, Currie knows what it takes to win. “We are learning to trust in each other and play with each other and hustle,” she said. “We have some work to do, but we are young and there is talent on this team.” Carrasco is happy with the team’s work ethic thus far and has set a goal reachable by the sophomore laden group. “These girls have great attitudes,” Carrasco said. “Our

goal is to finish .500. I am not saying we are going to win conference or win state, our goal is finishing .500 and every game is going to be a battle.” Carrasco knows the conference race will be tough one. “There is quality in the conference,” he said. “Minooka, Plainfield North, Oswego and Oswego East are quality teams, as is Plainfield Central, they are well coached. Mark (Krusz) does a great job. Plainfield East has some tremendous talent.But I still think anyone can beat anyone. I am hoping the conference is there for the taking.” Sophomore Abby Smith, who was on the team as a freshman a year ago, knows what the team has to do. “This is time for us to regroup and recognize we are a team and not individual players,” she said. “This tournament was a pregame to the conference and we have to just go out there and give it our all.” mark@buglenewspapers.com

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Romeoville’s Elieza Claudio makes a pass in Romeoville’s loss to Lockport to conclude the Romeoville Thanksgiving Tournament.


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Kramer, Romeoville land top 10 finishes By Scott Taylor Sports reporter

The tide continues to turn for Romeoville. The Spartans have opened the season with a pair of Southwest Prairie Conference wins and finished in sixth place in the 32-team Plainfield South Invite Friday. Romeoville finished with 6,074 pins. Oswego won the tournament with 6,520. It was a strong start for the Spartans, who opened with a 1,042. Two games below 1,000 pushed them back to ninth place after the morning. “Our spares killed us in the first half,” Romeoville’s Will Thompson said. That’s what got us so far behind the other teams. The teams that were ahead of us are good, but I don’t think they’re better than us.” But Romeoville came out firing to open the afternoon,

BOYS BOWLING HIGHLIGHT: Cal Kramer shot a 1,331 to help Romeoville place sixth at the Plainfield South Invite Friday at Town and Country Lanes. COMING UP: The Spartans head to the Oak Forest Invite Saturday at Oak Forest Lanes.

rolling block-best 1,141. That momentum was quickly thwarted as a rough pair of lanes sent them to an 883 in the fifth game. Romeoville responded though with a 1,069 in the final game. “We had a rough start in the first set,” Thompson said. “Then after lunch we really turned it on. We struggled the fifth game. The lane was really lose and we couldn’t find a place to throw, but other than that I think it was a really productive day.” “It was real weird,”Romeoville’s Cal Kramer said of the lanes in the fifth game. “The outsides were dry, but if we kept it in the ball would slide, so we didn’t

know where to stand.” Kramer led the Spartans with a 1,331 series (233, 211, 237, 237, 181, 232), good for ninth overall. “I’m pretty happy,” Kramer said. “All but one game I was pretty happy with. Whenever I would open, I would come back with a string of strikes.” Thompson was 23rd with a 1,265 series, which included games of 257, 247 and 245. “I’m happy to a certain point,” Thompson said. “I had six opens and I’m kind of upset with two of my games. But I grinded it out and shot the best I could.” Freshman Dakota Vostry totaled a 1,259 series with a 268 game to finish and placed 25th, while Jesus Reyes added a 1,149 (228 game, 69th). Earlier in the week the Spartans defeated Plainfield Central in SPC action 3,162-3,091. Romeoville shot a 1,092 in the See Top 10, page 15

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Romeoville’s Cal Kramer shot a 1,331 to take ninth place at the Plainfield South Invite.


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Spartans have solid afternoon By Scott Taylor Sports reporter

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Casey Voogd led Romeoville with a 989 series at the Plainfield Central Invite Saturday.

A strong afternoon helped Romeoville to a 13th place finish Saturday at the Plainfield Central Invite at Pioneer Lanes. The Spartans totaled a 2,318 in the afternoon after a 2,028 in the morning to finish with a 4,346. It was a pair of sophomores leading the way for Romeoville. “Our top two girls were sophomores,” Romeoville coach Mike Eccleston said. “We have something to build on. We have a freshman who was sick and couldn’t come. She’s a pretty gold bowler.” Casay Voogd paced the Spartans with a 989, thanks to a 544 in the afternoon. “I’m happy, but I could’ve done better though,” Voogd said. “I want to get it down the middle, but my ball was slipping a lot, so I didn’t do that good. I wasn’t nervous until I started bowling, then they caught up to me. I was trying to get 200s, but I only got one, so I want to do better next time.” Nicole Jeffrey came in with a 983 total, including a 531 in the afternoon. “I was pretty happy with the way things went,” Jeffrey said.

GIRLS BOWLING HIGHLIGHT: Sophomores Casey Voogd and Nicole Jeffrey led the Spartans with a 989 and 983, respectively at the Wildcat Invite. COMING UP: The Spartans head to Town and Country Lanes in Joliet to take on Plainfield South today at 4 p.m.

“The first half wasn’t too good for me, but I did better in the second half, so I was happy with the second three games. I was throwing the ball different and we were cheering more and helping each other out. Overall I’m happy with how I bowled today.” Seniors Erin Richards (819 in six games), Jessica Wall (688 in five games) and Ashley Minchuk (666 in five games) also competed well for Romeoville. “We have a lot of seniors who have had a lot of transition with the coaching staff,”Eccleston said. “We had three seniors and three sophomores today. So there’s nowhere to go but up. There’s no expectations from anyone else, there’s just expectations from us. We were in 23rd and we jumped to 13th.” “I’m hoping as a team we can do a lot better, even though we did really good,” Jeffrey said. See SOLID, page 15


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TOP 10 Continued from page 13 first game to win by 100, but lost by 17 in the second game and two in the third game, despite shooting a 1,086 to take six of 10 points. Kyle Zaremba led the way with a 682 series (247-193-242), while

WJOL Continued from page 11 their job and fit their role and then depending on who we play, we need one of those guys to step up. “A couple of guys stepped up. I think Devin Purnell, Nate Washington stepped up. I thought Nick Samuelson stepped up today. It’s not over by any means, but those three guys really stood out here. Hill paced the Spartans with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while Goshorn added eight points and Samuelson chipped in seven. Like his coach, Hill was not pleased with the tournament.

SOLID Continued from page 14 “Today was getting back into the groove, but we did pretty good still.” The Spartans hope they can build off of the strong showing to open the season.

Vostry was right behind with a 679 (210-233-236). “Right now were second in conference,”Thompson said.“We play Oswego Tuesday and I’m hoping we can take points.” Reyes added a 612, Kramer had a 597 and Thompson added a 592 for the Spartans. “We should have taken all the points against them,” Kramer said. “But we couldn’t pick up

“I wish we could have a couple of possessions back, but who doesn’t,” Hill said. “We could have taken care of the ball a little more and run our offense a little better in the first half. It’s still early in the season and we’re still trying to progress and get everybody in the flow of the offense.” Hill knows the effort has to be there and he knows it starts with the seniors. “It will be real important for the seniors to say something, because we were here last year and for the most part the guys on this team look up to us and respect what we have to say. We look to practice and want to work hard.” mark@buglenewspapers.com

“I want to bowl more 200s than I have before,” Jeffrey said. “I was mostly the sub for varsity last year. That helped me with my nerves today because I was nervous when I bowled here last year. I’m not nervous anymore.” “I need to work on my spares,” Voogd said. “Those are the hardest for me.” staylor@buglenewspapers.com

our spares. Everyone wasn’t bowling all that great, but we’re going to be up there this year.” The progress made last year has turned into a strong team this year as expectations have been raised and performances have already been better. “We’ve been having two or three guys step up,” Thompson said. “Like Tony (Talley) said, we’re too good not to have a

horse. We’ll live with 180s, we’ll take 190s, but 200s is what we want.” “For sure (there’s a different feeling this year),” Kramer said. “Years before we would barely reach 1,000 games and now we are constantly hitting them. It’s a lot better.We expect it.We’ll take the high 9s, but we want 1,000 or better.” Romeoville competes at the

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Oak Forest Invite Saturday. Lockport and Plainfield Central, who took second and third, respectively at South are at the tournament. “We want to finish in the top three,” Thompson said. “We want to take out Lockport and Central. We know we can do it because we’ve done it before. We have to kick it into gear.” staylor@buglenewspapers.com


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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 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). You can contact Dr. Skube at www. interpersonaledge.com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.

Run to 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 that big pile of cash you’ve got in savings. I can’t imagine spending my life doing something I hate. If every Monday morning looks and feels like a root canal, then it’s time to find something else. Just make sure you’ve got a plan, and be smart about it! —Dave 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. Occasionally, I’ll even use one of the meetings to teach on the principles of the way we run the company. This can cover accounting, marketing, or even the concepts of unity and loyalty. Do things gradually, and don’t hit your team with too much right off the bat. You might even take suggestions from your team as to what they feel would be

beneficial in your meetings! —Dave Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, popular national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestseller— “­The Total Money Makeover,”“Financial Peace Revisited” and “More Than Enough.” As the host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Dave Ramsey Show,” he can be heard daily from 1 to 4 p.m. on WJOL AM1340. For more financial advice, plus special offers to our readers, please visit www. davesays.org.


THE BUGLE DECEMBER 2, 2010 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 812 Ontario Drive Romeoville, IL 60446. On the 15th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2006-HE3 Plaintiff V. Marc A. Jones; et. al. Defendant.

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 212 Karen Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446. On the 15th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of SARM 2005-12 Plaintiff V. Brian R. Todd a/k/a Brian Todd; Melissa L. Todd a/k/a Melissa Todd; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Defendant.

Case No. 09 CH 6220 of Will County Circuit Court.

Case No. 10 CH 2248 of Will County Circuit Court.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 426 Fenton Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446. On the 15th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: HSBC Bank USA, National Association as trustee for Merrill Lynch Alternative Note Asset trust, Series 2007-A3 Plaintiff V. Alvaro Mendoza; et. al. Defendant. Case No. 10 CH 446 of Will County Circuit Court. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact:

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 1985 Whitmore Drive Romeoville, IL 60446. On the 15th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Holders of the GE-WMC Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-1 Plaintiff V. Elizabeth Carvajal; et. al. Defendant.

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 339 Homer Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446. On the 15th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Plaintiff V. Robert A. Belke a/k/a Robert Alan Belke a/k/a Robert Belke; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 10 CH 675 of Will County Circuit Court.

Case No. 10 CH 1542 of Will County Circuit Court.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-10-02809

FISHER & SHAPIRO, LLC. 2121 Waukegan Road Suite 301 Bannockburn, Illinois 60015 847-291-1717 847-291-3434 (Fax)

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-10-01682 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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THE BUGLE DECEMBER 2, 2010 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 812 Murphy Dr. Romeoville, IL 60446. On the 29th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff V. GARY W. TRIMMER, SR. a/k/a GARY W. TRIMMER and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendant. Case No. 10 CH 3143 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 1986 WEST BRIMSTONE ROAD ROMEOVILLE IL 60446. On the 29th day of December, 2010, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff V. EDWIN RODRIGUEZ; IRMA N. RODRIGUEZ; THE POINTE AT FIELDSTONE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS. Defendant. Case No. 08 CH 5423 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. Judgment amount is $250,805.41 plus interest, cost and post judgment advances, if any. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 East Main Street, Suite 200 Decatur, Illinois 62523 217-422-1719 217-422-1754 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Published 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

For Information Please Contact: Pierce & Associates Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, IL P: 312-346-9088 F: 312-346-1557 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 12/2, 12/9, 12/16


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PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF’S SALE

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF’S SALE

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF’S SALE

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF’S SALE

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHERIFF’S SALE

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS WILL COUNTY GENERAL DIVISION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS WILL COUNTY GENERAL DIVISION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS WILL COUNTY GENERAL DIVISION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS WILL COUNTY GENERAL DIVISION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS WILL COUNTY GENERAL DIVISION

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2006-HE3 Plaintiff,

The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Holders of the GE-WMC Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-1 Plaintiff,

HSBC Bank USA, National Association as trustee for Merrill Lynch Alternative Note Asset trust, Series 2007-A3 Plaintiff,

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of SARM 2005-12 Plaintiff,

MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Plaintiff,

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Brian R. Todd a/k/a Brian Todd; Melissa L. Todd a/k/a Melissa Todd; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Defendant. No. 10 CH 2248

Robert A. Belke a/k/a Robert Alan Belke a/k/a Robert Belke; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendant. No. 10 CH 1542

NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on the 29th day of July, 2010, I, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 15th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 20 IN BLOCK 3 IN HAMPTON PARK SUBDIVISION NO. 11, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTIONS 3 AND 4, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 3, 1968, AS DOCUMENT NO. R68-6758, IN WILL COUNTY ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 212 Karen Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 P.I.N.: 04-03-105-020

NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on the 29th day of July, 2010, I, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 15th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 9 IN HAMPTON PARK SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 9, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 4, IN TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH AND IN RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 17, 1966 AS DOCUMENT NO. R66-3911, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 339 Homer Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 P.I.N.: 04-04-202-003

vs. Marc A. Jones; et. al. Defendant. No. 09 CH 6220 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on the 21st day of July, 2010, I, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 15th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 72 IN LAKEWOOD ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 19, 1991 AS DOCUMENT R91-19290, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 812 Ontario Drive Romeoville, IL 60446 P.I.N.: 02-33-102-014 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-09-35712 PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

vs. Elizabeth Carvajal; et. al. Defendant. No. 10 CH 675 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on the 21st day of July, 2010, I, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 15th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 515 IN LAKEWOOD FALLS UNIT 6 POD 26, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 12, 2000 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2000074484, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1985 Whitmore Drive Romeoville, IL 60446 P.I.N.: 06-03-12-307-035 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-10-02809 PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

vs. Alvaro Mendoza; et. al. Defendant. No. 10 CH 446 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on the 21st day of July, 2010, I, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 15th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 36, IN BLOCK 9, IN HAMPTON PARK SUBDIVISION NO. 3, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 33 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 3, 1959, IN PLAT BOOK 31, PAGES 55 AND 56, AS DOCUMENT NO. 872683, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as: 426 Fenton Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 P.I.N.: 12-02-33-408-031 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-10-01682 PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: FISHER & SHAPIRO, LLC. 2121 Waukegan Road Suite 301 Bannockburn, Illinois 60015 847-291-1717 847-291-3434 (Fax) PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours plus interest at the statutory Judgment rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of the sale to the date of payment. All payments of the amount bid shall be in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: FISHER & SHAPIRO, LLC. 2121 Waukegan Road Suite 301 Bannockburn, Illinois 60015 847-291-1717 847-291-3434 (Fax) PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 11/18, 11/25, 12/2


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PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL )

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. EDWIN RODRIGUEZ; IRMA N. RODRIGUEZ; THE POINTE AT FIELDSTONE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS. Defendant. No. 08 CH 5423 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 10th day of February, 2009, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 29th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: LOT 72, IN PASQUINELLI’S PRESERVE AT FIELDSTONE UNIT ONE, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, AND THAT PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 13 LYING NORTHWESTERLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY RIGHT OF WAY AS ESTABLISHED IN WARRANTY DEED RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 848691, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SUBDIVISION RECORDED OCTOBER 21, 2003 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2003-265432, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1986 WEST BRIMSTONE ROAD ROMEOVILLE IL 60446 P.I.N.: (06) 03-13-105-001 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. Judgment amount is $250,805.41 plus interest, cost and post judgment advances, if any. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Pierce & Associates Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, IL P: 312-346-9088 F: 312-346-1557 PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GARY W. TRIMMER, SR. a/k/a GARY W. TRIMMER and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendant. No. 10 CH 3143 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 9th day of August, 2010, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 29th day of December, 2010, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: Lot 32 in Block Five in Poplar Ridge Subdivision, Unit No. 1, being a Subdivision of part of the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 4, Township 36 North, Range 10, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded January 9, 1974 as Document No. R74-759, and corrected by Certificates of Amendment recorded August 14, 1974 as Document No. R74-19942, and August 27, 1974 as Document No. R74-21322 and Certificates of Correction recorded January 11, 1990, as Document R90-2371, July 22, 1991, as Document R91-40415, in Will County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 812 Murphy Dr. Romeoville, IL 60446 P.I.N.: 11-04-04-118-030-0000 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 East Main Street, Suite 200 Decatur, Illinois 62523 217-422-1719 217-422-1754 (Fax) PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 12/2, 12/9, 12/16


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