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Sandack defeats Matune in close district race Despite bitter race, Matune endorses Sandack’s second term By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter @StrikeChords

BY JONATHAN SAMPLES | sTaff reporTer Westmont voters overwhelmingly voted March 18 to reject a referendum that would have helped fund security and safety upgrades at several Community Unit School District 201 schools. The question was opposed by 77.97 percent of voters and approved by 22.03 percent of voters, according to unofficial totals posted on the DuPage County Election Commission’s website. “We knew going into it, this was an uphill battle,” said CUSD 201 Superintendent Kevin Carey. “This was our opportunity to, at least, get the information out there and to see how the community felt about the actual question.” The referendum would have increased the district’s debt service extension base from $1,254,351.55 to $3 million for the 2014 levy year and all subsequent years.

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In what was one of the March 18 primary’s tightest races, incumbent state Rep. Ron Sandack defeated his challenger, rep. rOn SAndAck 81sT disTricT Keith Matune, in the Republican primary for the 81st state House district. The unofficial vote totals for both DuPage and Will counties show that Sandack received 50.6 percent of the vote. Sandack tallied 198 votes in Will keITh mATune County, compared to 156 for Matune. The margin was narrow in DuPage County, as well, with just 112 votes >> see 81ST dISTrIcT | page 18


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Westmont

Police, district propose changes to truancy law Current truancy provision allows law enforcement to meet with students in public areas, not homes By Daniel Smrokowski For The Bugle

A student who is truant from school means they have missed 5 percent of class time or nine days of school in the calendar year. Currently, the municipal code for the truancy provision allows law enforcement officers to meet with students in public areas, such as on the school campus. The Community Unity School District 201, Maercker School District 60 and the Westmont Police Department’s school resource officer proposed changing the municipal code to allow the officers to meet

with the truant students on private property, such as at their homes. “[This will] give our students every opportunity to be successful in life,” said Westmont detective Michael Weibler, the districts’ school resource officer. Law enforcement officers currently are not allowed to meet with the truant students at their homes. Instead, Weibler would hold a conference in the school with the student and notify the DuPage County Regional Office of Education, which is followed by the DuPage County Truancy Division. Similar to the Westmont Police

Department, School District 201 believes in restorative justice or progressive discipline, which they said means not punishing a student for an offense without an appropriate course of action. Weibler said, as an example, if a student commits a theft in Westmont, he would then have the ability to discuss with the student the direct results of the theft in a formal or informal setting within the Westmont police station. However, if the student’s truancy relates to a problem at home, family counseling can be a solution.  If the student does not want to attend school because of boredom, the student can be offered alternatives such as the LINKS program. LINKS is a mentoring-based program that matches up a student with an adult leader, who goes over the importance of being in school.  If this amendment is approved by the village board, it will not be unique to Westmont. Currently, the villages of Downers Grove and Hinsdale have ordinances in place that are similar to the proposed changes. This new wording will also comply with the Illinois Attendance Law. Westmont Village Attorney John Zemenak will process the proposed changes.

>> referendum, from page 1 Those funds would have allowed the district to make principal and interest payments on bonds issued to complete $24 million worth of facilities improvement projects. The impact of the increase on the owner of a $250,000 home would have been $225 annually, according to the district. CUSD 201 officials said the referendum provided an ongoing funding mechanism for a number of safety and security projects identified in the district’s facilities improvement plan. Secure entrances on the principal offices and main entrances at Manning and Miller elementary schools, a formal bus and car drop-off area

If the student does not want to attend school because of boredom, the student can be offered alternatives such as the LINKS program. Trustee Bob Scott asked about the number of arrests that have been made under the current truancy law, and the Westmont Police Department said there have been five arrests made. All of board members supported the proposed changes to the truancy provision and are expected to approve the amendment at an upcoming village board meeting.

Earlier meetings The Westmont Village Board agreed at its March 20 meeting to start its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. during the months of June, July and August. One Westmont resident who attended the meeting opposed the changes, saying they will inconvenience the community. By meeting earlier, village officials said they will be able to take part in the various community activities that take place during the summer months and talk face-to-face with the residents. All village board meetings are broadcasted live on the Village of Westmont YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/ VillageofWestmont‎, and are available to watch the following day.

at Manning, and a secure entrance on the Westmont High School main office are among the main projects in the facilities plan. Westmont Junior High School and Westmont High School currently have open classrooms that cannot be secured if a lockdown was required. Converting these classrooms to enclosed classrooms is another project identified in the facilities plan. Carey said CUSD 201 and the board of education will explore several possible options in the upcoming months to acquire funds for the identified facilities improvements. The district could again try to raise the debt service extension as early as the November general election or

One less massage studio The Westmont Board asked to reduce the number of massage establishment licenses from seven to six after Z’s Massage Studio, located at 6436 S. Case Ave., failed to renew its 2014 massage establishment license. Westmont Police Chief Tom Mulhearn confirmed that Z’s is still in business, but said the studio is no longer doing massages. Z’s still offers hair and nail services. The studio’s license says massage, but the storefront has removed that from the name.

Severe weather training The Westmont Police Department will host a Severe Weather Seminar at 7 p.m. April 8. Tammie Souza of Fox-TV Chicago will speak to residents about what to do in the event of severe weather, such as tornados. Police department personnel recommended that residents make plans to attend the seminar in order to gather the necessary tools needed to be safe when severe weather occurs.

ask residents to approve a “more traditional $24 million bond issuance,” Carey said. Aside from these two referendum questions, Carey said it would be difficult to find alternative funding options because of the high cost of the projects. “The other thing that the board could consider, and this is difficult when you have multiple buildings in a district, is start to prioritize the projects and try to do a little bit at a time,” he said. The Board of Education’s next meeting is April 8, and Carey said the outcome of the March 18 referendum may be on the agenda as a discussion item. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com


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Veteran politician takes 11th Congressional District Representative Darlene Senger will serve as the Republican candidate in November By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Three-term state Representative Darlene Senger will serve as the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives 11th Congressional District, winning the general election with a slight lead over her opponents. In what was one of the most highly watched Congressional races in the Illinois primary, four GOP candidates made a run for the seat, Grundy County Board Member Chris Balkema, who was a close second with 33 percent of the vote; businessman Bert Miller with 26 percent, and conservative talk show host Ian Bayne with 3 percent. “We did it, though it was a little bit of a nail-biter, we did it,” said Senger. Though early results showed Balkema taking a lead, Senger won the spot with 38 percent of the vote, after DuPage County tallies were in, her home base in Naperville. She thanked her volunteers and supporters, and gave a personal nod of thanks to several, including Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar. “Voters made a choice, and with that decision, the message is out—we don’t like

the direction the country is moving in and Senger we want you to change it,” said Senger. She said her focus would be to repeal Obamacare and find ways to resolve the debt problem. “Those who know my work, know this: I am a problem solver and a solution finder,” Senger said. She will face off against Democrat U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville in the general

“today puts us one step closer to restoring responsible, accountable leadership for the families of the 11th district,” Senger said. election this November. In Nov. 2012’s game-changing race, Foster ousted veteran Republican Judy Biggert in the l1th Congressional District. Biggert claimed a Republican stronghold in the area for more than a decade beginning her reign in 1999. Senger believes Republicans can take it back. “Today puts us one step closer to restoring responsible, accountable leadership for the families of the 11th District,” Senger said in a later statement. “I want to thank my opponents

for the good debate and discussion during this election season, and I want to thank the voters for the trust and faith they put in me today. “During his three-terms in Congress, Bill Foster has been a rubber stamp for more spending, higher taxes and bigger government-including Obamacare. The result of Bill Foster’s votes has been devastating for working families in Illinois.” The new 11th District now stretches through Chicago’s western suburbs and covers five counties:Kane,Kendall,DuPage, Will and Cook. It includes the following communities Aurora, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Darien, Downers Grove, Naperville, Lisle, Willowbrook, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, New Lenox, Romeoville, Shorewood and Burr Ridge. As a state representative, Senger has earned accolades for her work to hold the line on taxes and promote job creation in Illinois. Recently, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce honored Senger with their “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award for her legislative work to encourage job creation and economic expansion in Illinois. The National Federation of Independent Business honored Senger with their “Guardian of Small Business Award” for her efforts to help small businesses in Illinois expand and succeed.

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transportation

Illiana Corridor eligible for low-cost federal loan If approved, loan could finance up to a third of the cost of tollway construction The U.S. Department of Transportation on March 17 declared the Illiana Tollway project eligible to apply for a low-cost federal loan that could finance up to a third of the cost of construction. The loan, if approved, would be provided through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) at a reduced interest rate, representing a potential savings of as much as 20 percent on the project, according to a press release from the Illiana Corridor Commission. “Today’s announcement will help to ensure that Illinois and Indiana can get the best deal on Illiana Corridor,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “Receiving the green light to proceed

with an application for TIFIA funding is just more proof that the widespread support for our innovative public-private partnership continues to build.” “The Illiana Corridor project is creditworthy and a good candidate for TIFIA because it improves interstate commerce,” said Indiana Public Finance Director Kendra York. “Today’s formal invitation is an important step in securing the lowest cost financing that will result in lower pricing from the private developer teams for both states.” The announcement means the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority are approved to negotiate with the U.S. DOT on the terms of the loan. Both states, in turn, would make

“Congress expanded TIFIA in the last transportation bill to jump-start innovative transportation projects like the Illiana with new financing option,” Walsh said in an email. the financing available to the shortlisted developer teams that are proposing to build and operate the proposed expressway. Will County Executive Larry Walsh said the announcement from USDOT confirms the Illiana Corridor’s regional and national significance and moves the Illiana one step closer to becoming a viable public private partnership. “Congress expanded TIFIA in the last transportation bill to jump-start innovative transportation projects like the Illiana with new financing option,” Walsh said in an email.

“This is in alignment with our plans all along to reach out for as many potential funding opportunities to help defray the initial costs of the Illiana. We are very pleased to hear this persistence has paid off. “By working together, we are moving closer to the first public private partnership in Illinois right here in Will County.” In addition to the ongoing work to select a development team, both IDOT and INDOT are wrapping up the final Environmental Impact Statement for approval later this spring. “The approval for the use of TIFIA bonds for the Illiana will give the project’s creditors more confidence in the viability of the project since it would be blessed by USDOT,” said John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development. “It also carries a better interest rate with the underlying federal

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guarantees. Some put the interest savings at 20 percent.” The Illiana Corridor is a proposed 47-mile access controlled highway that extends from Interstate 55 in Wilmington to Interstate 65 in Lowell, Ind., on the east. The corridor is located in Will County in Illinois and Lake County in Indiana. IDOT and the IFA/INDOT plan to begin construction on the Illiana in the spring of 2015. Proponents say that when built, the Illiana Corridor will reduce truck traffic on Interstate 80 and on local roads, improving safety, travel times and access to jobs.


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I-55 Bridge, road construction to resume March 31 By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Just a few hours after spring officially arrived on March 20, Illinois transportation officials announced construction work on both directions of the Interstate 55 Des Plaines River Bridge will resume March 31, weather permitting. And a day after that, they said one southbound lane would close the evening of March 21. Temporary nighttime lane closures on southbound I-55 will continue through March 31. As early as March 31, they said, a long-term closure of one lane of southbound I-55 will begin. The long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 will follow in mid-April. Each lane northbound and southbound will be reduced to 13’ - 10”. A series of warning signs will be erected in advance of the lane closure and in advance of the last interchange. Warning signs will be at entrance ramps from Illinois 113, Illinois 129, Lorenzo Road, River Road, Arsenal Road, Bluff Road, U.S. 6 and I-80. Transportation officials said the lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs and painting on both structures; bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure. Traffic cross-overs after mid-April will be utilized to allow work on the northbound truss structure while the southbound carries traffic across the Des Plaines River. The anticipated completion date for this project is Sept.1, 2014. Heavy traffic is expected in this area with long delays. Last year,

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Temporary nighttime lane closures on southbound I-55 will continue through March 31.

long back-ups were common during morning and afternoon rush hours. Accidents were as well, as drivers failed to slow down in time or tried to maneuver around traffic. The Channahon Fire Protection District handled 22 calls between May 1 and Nov.

Heavy traffic is expected in this area with long delays. Last year, long backups were common during morning and afternoon rush hours. 23, during which 74 people were treated. Three people died in connection with construction on the Des Plaines River Bridge on Interstate 55 last year. Channahon Fire Chief John Petrakis told a blue ribbon committee Jan. 23 that most of the calls they had involved people from out of the area. The committee, led by state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, met the first time in November to try to find out ways to reduce accidents. The Illinois State Police will be patrolling the work zone 24 hours a day throughout the construction

season with extra troopers. They will enforce what they call the “Fatal Four” violations; speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence and seatbelts. They urge motorists to make safety their number one priority. IDOT officials said they had many signs out last year, which some drivers either ignored or did not realize that construction was as intensive as it was. Michael Wiater of IDOT told the panel they are confident a new Intelligent Transportation System plan will help.That system will be able to detect backups immediately and let drivers know via electronic signs to slow down, take caution or take an alternative route due to an accident or lengthy backup. System sensors, eleven portable changeable message signs and cameras will monitor traffic to give real-time updates of travel times and stopped conditions throughout the work zone. As traffic builds, the signs will change with appropriate messages for motorists. Some changeable signs will be placed in advance of the alternate route designated for this project. An alternate route using I-80 and Illinois 47 to bypass the I-55 construction zone has been posted.

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Police Blotter

The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Downers Grove, Westmont and Woodridge police departments. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.

Avenue for driving while license suspended.

Lombard for warrant arrest— domestic battery.

Charles C. Mason, 32, 1312 East 72nd St., Chicago, was arrested at 3:33 a.m. March 16 in the 2200 block of Butterfield for driving while license suspended.

Jaquan D. Porter, 20, 43 W. 65th St., Westmont, was arrested at 12:12 a.m. March 20 on 63rd Street and Fairview for a warrant.

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Ryan J. Gerardi, 38, 924 Lancaster Ave., Downers Grove, was arrested at 4:15 a.m. March 16 at the Downers Grove Police Department for domestic battery.

Diana M. Principato, 49, 1721 Oakton St., Park Ridge, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. March 14 on Interstate 355 and Boughton for retail theft. Paloma V. Perez-Rodriquez, 19, 820 College Blvd., Addison, was arrested at 11:58 a.m. March 14 in the 6200 block of Blodgett Avenue for reckless driving, unlawful possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven R. Deloach, 20, 2035 Prentiss, Downers Grove, was arrested at 10:59 p.m. March 14 at the residence for possession of cannabis. Bradley I. Morris, 18, 2035 Prentiss, Downers Grove, was arrested at 10:59 p.m. March 14 at the residence for possession of cannabis. Tyler Egner, 19, 1104 Palmer, Downers Grove, was arrested at 10:59 p.m. March 14 in the 2000 block of Prentiss for possession of cannabis. Daniel R. Wallace, 28, 2 Roberts Court,Woodridge, was arrested at 1:14 a.m. March 15 on 63rd Street and Puffer for DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wilson R. Reyes, 41, 9716 S. Manistee, Chicago, was arrested at 7:21 p.m. March 16 on 55th and Main streets for driving while license suspended. Curtis J. Cesal, 22, 1634 Plum Court, Downers Grove, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. March 16 in the 2000 block of 63rd Street for unlawful possession of controlled substance and DUI/ drugs. David L. Adams, 43, 106 E. Jefferson St., Shorewood, was arrested at 12:49 p.m. March 17 at the Downers Grove Police Department for FTA—Warrant. Anthony V. Pareigis, 22, 4411 Cross St., Downers Grove, was arrested at 1:47 p.m. March 17 on Belmont and Wisconsin for a warrant. Tequilla S. Bumper, 26, 4933 Center St., Milwaukee, Wis., was arrested at 1:56 p.m. March 17 in the 3100 block of Finley Road for prostitution. Donielle S. Logan, 27, 1530 Syracuse, Schaumburg, was arrested at 2:56 p.m. March 17 on Main and Curtiss for driving while license suspended.

Kristen A. Ruthkowski, 26, 8825 S. 82nd Court, Hickory Hills, was arrested at 2:27 a.m. on 75th Street and Lemont for DUI/ alcohol.

Gregory M. Sullivan, 44, 1018 Sean Circle, Darien, was arrested at 12:51 p.m. March 18 on 55th and Middaugh for DUI/alcohol.

Andrew C. Armstrong, 50, 703 W. Liberty St., Wheaton, was arrested at 2:36 p.m. March 15 in the 4900 block of Main Street for criminal trespass to property.

Mierra Adari Driggers, 18, 7325 Trent Road, Downers Grove, was arrested at 12:42 p.m. March 18 in the 1400 block of Norfolk for disorderly conduct.

Nickolas T. Jackson, 35, 5622 S. Walnut, Downers Grove, was arrested at 5:37 p.m. March 15 on Maple and Durand for driving while license suspended.

Amos G. Cruz, 22, 6330 Winston Drive, Woodridge, was arrested at 10:21 p.m. March 18 on 63rd Street and Belmont for no valid driver’s license.

Eugene F. Jennings, 47, 3126 W. Flournoy, Chicago, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. March 16 on Butterfield Road and Highland

Brandon J. Stephens, 27, 3328 N. 13th St., Milwaukee, Wis., was arrested at 8:47 p.m. March 19 at Extended Stay America in

Ebony L. Walker, 28, 540 S. 52nd Ave., Bellwood, was arrested at 3:49 p.m. March 20 on Main and 59th streets for driving while license suspended. Kameron A. Rush, 22, 1741 Carol St., Downers Grove, was arrested at 7:28 p.m. March 20 on Ogden Avenue and Prospect for suspended registration. Timothy K. Wade, 36, 1417 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 10:10 p.m. March 20 at the Downers Grove Police Department for a warrant.

Westmont At approximately 10:55 a.m. March 10, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of North Cass Avenue for a license violation. Officers arrested Gloria Mendoza, female, age 58, of 4308 Nutmeg Lane #144, Lisle, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. She was cited for operating an uninsured vehicle. She was released on her own recognizance. Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., an unknown offender(s) entered a residence in the 300 block of South Cass Avenue and stole electronics. Total loss is $1,900. At approximately 11:10 a.m. March 11, officers responded to the 300 block of West Burlington Avenue for a battery. Officers arrested Brandeis Moore, male, age 30, of 332 W. Burlington Ave., #14, Westmont, for domestic battery after he pushed a family member. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. At approximately 7:30 p.m. March 11, officers responded to the 500 block of Brookside Drive for a disturbance. Officers arrested Frederick Alamilla, male, age 20, of 539 Brookside Drive #B, Westmont, for consumption and possession of alcohol by a minor, resisting arrest,aggravated battery and battery. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. Officers also arrested Erick Gomez, male, age 19, of 539 Brookside Drive #B, Westmont, for consumption and

possession of alcohol by a minor and obstructing identification. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 10 p.m. March 11, officers responded to the 100 block of North Cass Avenue for a battery. Officers arrested Michael Hernandez, male, age 41, of 134 N. Cass Ave. #2W, Westmont, for domestic battery after he pushed a family member and interference with the reporting of a domestic. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. At approximately 9:30 p.m. March 12, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of West 63rd Street for a registration violation. Officers arrested Nataliya Hural, female, age 39, of 5434 Luna Ave., Chicago, for driving with a revoked driver’s license and obstructing identification. She was cited for expired registration and operating an uninsured vehicle. She was released on her own recognizance. Sometime between 10:30 and 11 a.m. March 12, an unknown offender(s) stole a cellular phone in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street.Total loss is $400. At approximately 10:55 PM, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 6200 block of South Cass Avenue for a moving violation. Officers arrested Kevin Srelak, male, age 20, of 824 Oxford Street, Downers Grove, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited failing to reduce speed and/or change lanes when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 11:20 PM, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of North Cass Avenue for an equipment violation. Officers arrested Kevin Swift, male, age 34, of 4657 West Adams Street #1, Chicago, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for no rear registration light and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance. Sometime between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM, an unknown offender(s) stole liquor from a business in the 0100 block of East Ogden Avenue.Total loss is $205. At

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March 15, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 0100 block of North Cass Avenue for a license violation. Officers arrested Shane Monaco, male, age 28, of 501 N. Creekwood Court, Lockport, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance.

Woodridge At approximately 2:06 p.m. March 7, Christopher Molaei, 24, 3921 Hobson Gate Court, Woodridge, was charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, and possession of hypodermic syringes or needles, following a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Hobson Road. At approximately 9:20 p.m. March 7, Celia Jimenez, 41, 6715 Pershing Court, Woodridge, was charged with battery, following an incident in the 7200 block of Woodward Avenue. At approximately 11:42 p.m. March 7, Danielle Guzman, 36, 5S040 Pebblewood Lane, Naperville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, following the investigation of a traffic accident in the intersection of 75th Street and Woodward Avenue. At approximately 2:23 a.m.March 8, Thomas Stewart, 27, 711 Silver Leave Drive, Joliet, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle, following the investigation of a traffic accident in the 3100 block of 75th Street. At approximately 5:08 a.m. March 9, Nathan Walters, 26, 7719 Eleanor Place,Willowbrook was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia, following the investigation of a vehicle stopped in the roadway on 63rd Street and Interstate 355. At approximately 3:49 p.m. March 10, Christopher Peterson, 18, 6861 Camden Drive, Downers Grove, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a weapon, following a traffic stop on 83rd Street and Beller Road.

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MARCH 26 The Easter Experience: (video series), 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 801 63rd St. Downers Grove. The Easter Experience - a video series that enacts the events behind Easter and explores what it means to us today. Includes a light dinner and discussion. Open to the public at no charge. More info at 630-9687818 or www.fccdg.org.

MARCH 29 National Civil War and Military Extravaganza. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton. 1000’s of Historical artifacts will be for sale from The Civil War, Revolutionary War, Spanish-American War, and both World Wars. In addition treasures may be found from Indian Wars, Fur Traders, Bowie Knives and Early Mountain Men Treasures! There will also be some very special displays of Historical Americana to view and enjoy. Civil War buffs will also enjoy the fabulous artillery display of Civil War Cannon, an original Gating Gun and Coe horn Mortar, brought to you by the “Battery H-First Illinois Light Artillery.” Cost: $9 and Children 16 & under are free with an adult. Free Parking. Woodridge VFW Family Pasta Dinner. 5 to 8 p.m. at Shanahan’s, 1999 75th St., Woodridge. Woodridge VFW Post 1578 invites you to a family pasta dinner. Please join Post 1578 to help support local veterans, the VFW National Home and the Village of Woodridge. Buffet Style--All You Can Eat: Spaghetti, pasta, salad, bread sticks, dessert and cash bar. Tickets are $10 per person. $25 per family. Tickets available at the door. Raffle Tickets available. First Prize is a Magnavox 46-inch LED HDTV. Second Prize is a Seiki 32inch LED HDTV. Lights Out for Earth Hour. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Village of Woodridge will have bollard, outdoor and marquee lights off in Town Centre to show support for Earth Hour. Lights will switch off around the globe for one hour in support of Earth Hour and the commitments that have been made to improve the environment. Everyone is invited to participate in this demonstration of support. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney,Australia when 2.2. million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Visit www.earthhour.org for more information.

APRIL 1 Downers Grove Camera Club. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Trace, 200 Village Road, Downers Grove.The Downers Grove Camera Club regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, from October thru May.Visit the website at dgcameraclub.com for more info or contact Dave Ducommun, president, at daveduc@comcast. net.

APRIL 2 The Easter Experience: (video series), 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 801 63rd St. Downers Grove. The Easter Experience - a video series that enacts the events behind Easter and explores what it means to us today. Includes a light dinner and discussion. Open to the public at no charge. More info at 630-9687818 or www.fccdg.org.

APRIL 5 Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m. to noon at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. Electronics only are collected at this event, held monthly on the first Saturday. More information at www.downers.us. Gardeners’ Christmas in April. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Campus, 1100 East Warrenville Road, Naperville. DuPage Friends of Extension will hold their 4th Annual Silent Auction. Bidding ends at 12 noon. There will be guest speakers. Proceeds will help support the community programs provided by the University of Illinois Extension in DuPage. General Admission $1 donation for adults. Ladies Tea. 2 to 4 p.m. at the Downers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. Tiny tea sandwiches, scones, cookies, chocolates, pastries will be served with a variety of teas and coffee. Classical piano music will by played by Doreen Sterba DeZur Sally Miller, a Wheaton College graduate and author of “Girl Talk... God Talk” will give an inspirational and encouraging message to all women present. Tickets $10. Call 630-969-3320.

APRIL 6 Downers Grove Wedding Walk. Downers Grove wedding professionals, boutique shops and unique vendors get together once a year to help you plan your big day. The fourth annual Wedding Walk will be held on April 6

along the streets of Downtown Downers Grove. The Wedding Walk is an afternoon of wedding inspiration and bridal bliss. Check in between noon and 2 p.m. inside Gatto’s Restaurant, 5123 Main St., where each bride will receive a stellar swag bag, a crystal/mercury ring holder and a map to guide her along the way. Any questions, contact: contact@dgbride.com. Limited tickets are available. Tickets are $25 and include a bride and two guests. Tickets can be purchased at www.dgbride. com. Great American Songbook with Burton Fischman. 2 p.m. at the Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive. This is a multimedia presentation featuring Gershwin, Berlin, Cole, Cohen, and others. We’ll play “Name That Tune” and “Name That Movie Star.” Pictures and words to the songs will be provided on the screen for great sing-a-longs, as Fischman plays the piano. Great fun!

APRIL 12 Passport to Safety and Wheely Big Trucks. 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. New this year, these two events will join forces for a day of fun-filled, family entertainment.

APRIL 17 Bunny Hop & Egg Hunt. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Come out and play with your favorite Bunny! Make a craft, enjoy refreshments, party games and dancing. Don’t forget your camera for a photo with our furry friend! Finally, follow us to the gym where the Bunny has left plenty of colorful eggs for you to hunt. Be sure to bring a basket! Adults must accompany children. Age: 1 to 5 years old. Fee: $18 residents, $25 non-residents. Flashlight Egg Hunt. 8:45 p.m. at Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St., Downers Grove. Caution – this is an egg hunt zone!! Grab your flashlights and head to Fishel Park where you’ll search for candy stuffed eggs under the moonlight. Participants with food allergies may be exposed to allergens. Register before the deadline and save. The hunt starts at 8:45 p.m. sharp, so arrive early! Ages: 6 to 12 years old. Fee: $6 resident, $9 non-resident (before April 7); $9 resident, $12 non-resident.

APRIL 19 Bites with the Bunny. 9:15 a.m. at the Westmont Park District

Administration Building, 55 E. Richmond St. Let’s have some Bunny fun as you begin your morning alongside your family eating a fabulous breakfast buffet. It’s all you can eat: muffins, bagels, granola bars, doughnut holes, and assorted cakes. Also, there will be fruit, milk, water, juice and coffee. Little hands will be busy when they decorate their own egg and color an Easter picture to try to win a prize. It all takes place in a warm and relaxed setting where children and adults come together to begin the holiday weekend. Take all the pictures you want with our special guest: the Easter Bunny! Then, it’s just a hop away to the Babe Ruth Field for the annual Easter Egg Hunt to collect eggs with candy and prizes. Don’t forget the camera. Doors open promptly at 9:15 a.m. You must pre-register. Hurry, this is a sell-out event! Children under age 2 are free. Easter Egg Hunt. 10:30 a.m. at the Westmont Community Center Little League Baseball Field. Kids will have so much fun gathering eggs filled with candy and toys! It’s our traditional egg hunt, held behind the Community Center. Children will be divided into four age categories. Adults may accompany their 2-3 year olds and special needs children. 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds and 8-9 year olds must find the eggs on their own. If they collect a “golden egg” they get an extra prize.The Easter Bunny himself will there to greet you! Don’t forget your camera so you can take a picture in front of the new bunny house. Be prompt as we start on time. No registration necessary.

MAY 3 Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m. to noon at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. Electronics only are collected at this event, held monthly on the first Saturday. More information at www.downers.us.

JUNE 7 Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m. to noon at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. Electronics only are collected at this event, held monthly on the first Saturday. More information at www.downers.us.

JUNE 19 55th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove. Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women

Educational Foundation, which supports reentry to education, project grants, and fellowships. Call 630-225-8162 or visit http:// sites.google.com/site/dgaauw/ book-sale for more information.

JUNE 20 55th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove. Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, which supports reentry to education, project grants, and fellowships. Call 630-225-8162 or visit http:// sites.google.com/site/dgaauw/ book-sale for more information.

JUNE 21 55th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove. Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, which supports reentry to education, project grants, and fellowships. Call 630-225-8162 or visit http:// sites.google.com/site/dgaauw/ book-sale for more information.

ONGOING Free Federal/State Tax Help. College of DuPage is offering free assistance with electronic preparation of state and federal tax returns on Saturday mornings Feb. 22 through April 12 at the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. Students in Accounting 2200, with instructor supervision, will help students, staff and community members prepare 1040 IL, 1040 and Schedules A-B forms. Free assistance is also provided for Schedule C-EZ and small Schedule Ds (three items or less). Sessions are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and April 12 in the Berg Instruction Center (BIC), Rooms 1640 and 1644. Click here for a campus map: www.cod.edu/ maps. Participants must bring tax information, the previous year’s return and account numbers if participants would like direct deposit. For more information, call 630-942-2140. Third Thursday. 5–7 p.m. every third Thursday at the DuPage Children’s Museum. Third Thursdays are a special time once a month for families of children with autism spectrum disorder, visual, and mobility impairments to come play at the Museum. All activities are free with admission or membership.


Take 5 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1 Williams’ partner in paint 8 Vivid 15 Former and current Yankee Alfonso 16 “How sexy!” 17 *Doing more than is necessary 19 Decorates on mischief night, briefly 20 Norwegian saint 21 Bad marks in high school? 22 *Where secrets are kept 26 MD’s “Pronto!” 29 Habituate 30 New York governor before Spitzer 33 Prefix with tarsal 34 Mean: Abbr. 37 *”The Elements of Style” coauthor 39 *”We’re even!” 41 OK hours 42 Hot stuff 44 Toady 45 “Blue Jasmine” director 46 Map speck

Down 47 *Words before a flip 53 Household name in household humor 54 Bologna bone 55 Local center? 58 Celebration suggested by words that end answers to starred clues 63 Frequent park statue visitors 64 “Show Boat” (1936) standout 65 Gives a kick 66 Hanging in the balance

1 Army NCO 2 Earring shape 3 Most massive known dwarf planet 4 Dog star’s first name? 5 It may be covered 6 “__ Chicago”: 1937 Tyrone Power film 7 Exploding stars 8 Brit’s oath 9 Balderdash 10 Contented sigh 11 “Say __” 12 Contrive 13 Actress Massey 14 French royal name of yore 18 Violinist Zimbalist 22 The Colorado runs through it 23 R.E.M.’s “The __ Love” 24 Bonkers 25 Use a Pink Pearl 26 Project detail, briefly 27 They’re run at bars 28 Chem lab abbr. 31 Defeats, as a bill 32 European prefix 34 Green machines?

35 Medical lab vessel 36 Item in a pool 38 “Did you __?!” 40 Surplus store caveat 43 “Three Sisters” playwright Chekhov 45 Bits of advice from gramps, perhaps 47 Jalopies 48 “Sesame Street” striped-shirt wearer 49 Cuban girlfriend 50 Latin stars 51 Enjoys a lucky streak 52 Editor Marshall and singer Lisa 55 Toledo thing 56 “Star Wars” creature 57 Kin of -ess 59 “Woo-__!” 60 Old Opry network 61 1942 FDR creation 62 Asian occasion

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Horoscopes Your love life may take wing on rising thermals in the week ahead. Focus on companionship and working with others rather than competing with them. This is not a good week to launch major initiatives.

If you play your cards right and follow the game plan properly, your piggy bank will benefit from small economies. Lovers find your romantic appeal deliciously tantalizing, but stick with the tried and true this week.

Strive to cooperate with friends and a silver lining could appear behind dark clouds. Tension-filled celestial alignments make this a poor week to initiate key projects or sign contracts of extreme importance.

You take pride in being open-minded and sincere, and rewards for being so generous are just around the corner. However, in the week ahead, your tolerant nature may be stretched to its limits by unexpected events.

You may think you’re moving with accelerating power in the week to come. Be sure to double check your impressions to be sure you’re not merely answering the persuasive call of excitement that rescues you from dull routines.

Let trust override suspicions in the week ahead. Fight any dour mood that tries to set in before you get into the swing of things. You might not like to pinch pennies, but a dollar saved is as good as a dollar earned.

A choice might appear in the week ahead that affects your pocket money, and since there’s a 50 percent chance of being wrong, it’s best to hold off on major decisions. Remain magnanimous in the face of small irritations.

You could concentrate on finances or your lack thereof to the exclusion of other more important matters. Don’t hide away with a calculator when affectionate others long for your company. Pamper your partner this week.

Those who are egging you on may not have your best interests at heart, but you can profit from their zeal. Take criticism with a grain of salt and hold off on making significant purchases in the early part of the week.

Greener pastures may beckon in the upcoming week. Important changes that are outside your control may be in the works, however, so you’d be wise to not begin anything significant until the dust settles.

You may struggle to get to the bottom of a problem with a significant other or co-worker, but once you discover the truth it will be easy to overcome. Be sure to get plenty of sleep in the week ahead to offset nervous energy.

Loved ones may be generous with affection and willing to forgive passing spats in the early part of the week. If romantic ardor has cooled, this is the perfect time to stoke up the fires and prove your commitment.

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Benet takes second in state By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

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Josh Yesufu drives to the basket for two of his six points in the Class 4A state final game.

PEORIA - Heading into the IHSA Class 4A state championship game Saturday night at Carver Arena, no one was giving Benet much of a chance against Whiney Young, the state’s No. 1 team and Duke-bound Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 ranked senior player in the nation. After the opening quarter, it looked as if the masses were correct, but Benet forged back and went on an 8-0 run late, putting a scare into the Dolphins, but coming up just short, falling 46-44. “We knew we were the underdogs, we were picked to lose this game by 27 points and that really fired us up to be honest,” said Benet senior Sean O’Mara.“To come into the game and think we were going to lose would have been stupid. We got here and we deserved the same respect that they got. We had to play great teams to get here and we played some of the same teams they did and the spotlight was not new to us, but they are a great team and they got us tonight.” Young opened the first quarter with an 18-10 lead, while the Redwings held them to just 28 points the rest of the contest. “They scored 18 points in the first quarter and 28 in the next three,” said Benet coach Gene Heidkamp. “I think the key for us is, we didn’t shoot very well in the first half, we had the looks and we were unable to put the looks down. We stabilized the defense, but we fell just a little short. I think this team is a very, very good team and I think we proved it here

tonight. They really showed here that they deserved to be in the championship game.” The battle of the big men was more on the defensive end, as O’Mara and Okafor each had eight points. O’Mara added eight rebounds and three assists. “He is a tremendous player,” O’Mara said of Okafor. “He is going to Duke for a reason, he is No. 1 in our class for a reason. He played very well tonight. We double teamed him and tried different stunts on him. He is very physical. It is not often I find kids that can match physicality. I know three kids in the state, me, Clff (Alexander of Curie) and Jahlil. We are the only ones that can body up with each other.” Colin Bonnett led the team with 12 points, while Collin Pellettieri added 11. Despite the loss, O’Mara is proud of what Benet (25-8) accomplished in the game. “I am really proud of the way my team played,” O’Mara said. “We worked since summer of last year to get to this position and I would have liked it to go another way, but just being here with these guys is great. This is a great team and I am so proud to be their leader and their captain. It has been a blessing to be a Redwing.”

SEMIFINAL Benet took control of the game an 11-2 second half run that pushed the game from a 21-21 tie to giving the Redwings a nine-point lead late in the fourth quarter en route to the 38-33 win over Edwardsville. Bonnett and Josh Yesufu >> see STATE | page 14


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Jeremy Glavanovits represented Lisle in the prep shootout.

Locals lead North all-stars to victory By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After not winning a game for the first four years of the Voyager Media Prep Shootout, the North boys team made it back-to-back wins Saturday night with a 9883 victory over the South squad at the Sullivan Center on the campus of the University of St. Francis. The North was paced by a pair of Bolingbrook players, as Gage Davis led the scoring with 24 points and Shakur Triplett added 23.Triplett dominated the first half with 20 points before intermission, while Davis tallied 20 after the break including four three-pointers. “I was in a race with my teammate, Gage Davis, for MVP,” said Triplett, the Ashford University recruit. “So I was just trying to beat him. Every time he scored, I was just trying to get a bucket and just trying to have fun. It was really fun; I

really enjoyed it, to be selected for the all-star game.” Davis did edge out Triplett for the Most Valuable Player Award, making it the second year in a row a Raider has taken home the award, as Ben Moore won last year. “We were having fun and trying to see who could get it,” said Davis, who is playing for IPFW next season. “We try to make a name for ourselves at the Brook. It was nice to come out here and play in this game. I wish we could come out here and do one of these every weekend. This is the last thing I could do for the Brook, so get the MVP of an All-Star game is great.” Bolingbrook players now own four of the top five highest scoring games in the Prep Shootout, as they join Moore (27) and Antoine Cox (21, 2010) on the list. Plainfield North’s >> see BOYS | page 14


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Hardy helps North squad win Voyager Media Prep Shootout By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

The sixth annual Voyager Media girls all-star basketball game Sunday night at St. Francis University’s Sullivan Center was the last hurrah for four senior members of the record-setting 2013-14 Maine East team. The quartet, consisting of forwards Shaylee Sloan and Maria Protic, and guards Elanta Slowek and Jazlene Gonzalez, helped the Demons win a conference title and post 20 victories—the first time in school history that a girls basketball team has achieved either benchmark. They also were instrumental in lifting the North all-star team to 6438 victory over the South. Sloan, Protic, Slowek and Gonzalez combined for 24 points, and all four were out on the floor

for a four-minute stretch during the second half. I told Jaz(lene) on the bench, ‘Just when I was starting to let it go, and now I see them play again ,’ ” said Maine East head coach Karol Hanusiak, who coached the North all-stars. “This was pretty special; this was nice. One, to have four kids representing our school at this game, and to be able to sit on the bench with them. “We were texting each other last night (Saturday),‘One last time; one last time.’ ” The North led from the outset and never relinquished its lead the entire evening, save for a 4-4 tie early in the game on a free throw by the South’s Jenae Rowe of Joliet West.The North increased its margin to 7-4 on Kate Moriarty’s (Chicago Resurrection) three-point play and a basket by Bolingbrook’s Ashley Drain.

“I liked playing against the other team because I knew some of the girls over there so it was kind of fun even though it was competitive,” said Drain, who tallied 10 points. Drain’s teammate, 6-2 center Ryaen Johnson, hit a jumper to give the North its first double-digit lead of the contest, 19-9. Johnson ended up scoring eight points, but it was her dominant defensive performance that enabled her to be named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Johnson blocked eight shots. “This is my first MVP (award of any kind) so I’m definitely excited,” said Johnson, who’ll be suiting up collegiately at Loyola University next winter. “But again, it was just about having fun. It was really good, especially playing with my teammate Ashley, and just playing >> see GIRLS | page 14

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Benet’s Eden Olson competed in the Voyager Media Prep Shootout.


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>> STATE, FROM PAGE 11 each tallied 10 points to lead the Redwings to the state final matchup.

SUPERSECTIONAL The Redwings almost didn’t

advance to the state semifinal as they needed a 62-59 comefrom-behind win over Glenbard North in the Class 4A Hinsdale Central Supersctional. Benet had the most losses of any team to advance to the state final four since 2010

Sports when Simeon advanced and won the state title with nine losses. To advance to state, Simeon’s then-senior Brandon Spearman nailed a desperation three at the buzzer to tie the game against none other than

Benet in the Hinsdale Central Supersectional. Simeon would win 58-50 in double overtime. Pellettieri was 8 of 16 from behind the arc, with the final shot coming in the final 25 seconds with the Redwings down by two.

>> BOYS, FROM PAGE 12 Ryan Crowe still holds the top spot with 42 in 2009. The one thing different for the North team is that unlike the South squad that features teams from the same few conferences, the North has more of diverse grouping, pulling from five separate leagues. “I didn’t really didn’t know anyone on my team and it is always cool to get out and meet new people and they seemed like really cool people,” Davis said. Joining The Raider duo in double figures for the North were Paul Engo, III of Downers Grove South and Shane Murray of Lisle. “I was just happy to be invited here, to come out here and play with these guys,” Engo said. “All these guys are really good. Coming into the game, I just wanted to have fun and have that last experience of playing high school basketball.” “This was a nice place to be because it was pretty much all of the best players in the area. It was more or less a fun game than a serious game. Everyone was trying to throw down dunks. I came out here to just have fun; it was fun,” Murray added.“I expected seeing better competition (here) than I did the whole season (in Class 2A). All of these players are better than what I’ve seen all season. I had a lot of fun with it.” Also getting in the books for

A defensive stop on a block by O’Mara and a pair of Liam Nelligan free throws completed an epic comeback as Benet advanced to the state semifinal. Follow @Hear_The_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.com

the North team were Lisle’s Jeremy Glavanovits (4), Ray Greco of DGN (3), Bolingbrook’s CJ Redmond (5), Danny Spinuzza of DGS (7) and Andrew Palucki of Maine South (7). “This was a lot different,” Palucki said. “Maine South is more structured; we have a role and we know what to do. Here, you just go out and play; it’s kind of like AAU. It’s kind of fun to play relaxed and just have fun.” The South team was paced by 16 points from Lockport’s Grover Anderson. “Unfortunately we didn’t get the win, but it was still all fun,” he said. “We have played against each other since grade school and now we get to play with them.” Two of the players that played together all season accounted for one of the major highlights of the game, as Joliet Central’s Jonah Coble hit teammate Antonio Dyson for a thunderous Alley-Oop dunk. “We have been doing that all season,” said Coble, who had 11 points in the game. “We knew what to do. He told me to throw it, I threw it.” “I told Jonah I needed one and he said,‘let’ do it right here’ so as soon as it opened up, we got it,” said Dyson, who ended with six points on three dunks. For Dyson, who attended Lockport sophomore year, it was a chance to play with former teammates as well. >> see BOYS | page 17


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BOYS BBALL Points Per Game Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Sean O’Mara, Benet Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Joe Mooney, Notre Dame George Sargeant, Maine South Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Paul Engo, III, Downers South Jalen Jackson, JCA Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Grover Anderson, Lockport Evan Hines, Niles West John Campbell, Lockport Devin Blake, Downers North Corey Evers, Plainfield South Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Andrew Palucki, Maine South Romeo Magliore, Niles West Kelly, Westmont Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Miles Snowden, Plainfield South Little, Westmont Collin Pellettieri, Benet Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Kevin Krieger, Plainfield North Jake Smith, Minooka Shane Murray, Lisle Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Jacob Buchner, Plainfield South Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Robbie Brooks, Plainfield Central Jeremy Glavanovits, Lisle Nick Novak, Plainfield East Jojo Rios, Niles West Joe Butler, Minooka Myles Farley, Downers North Ray Greco, Downers North Adam Alexander, Minooka Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Jon Arenas, Maine South D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Logiurato, Westmont Rebounds Per Game Sean O’Mara, Benet Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Jeremy Glavanovits, Lisle Devin Blake, Downers North John Campbell, Lockport Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Zach Trussell, Lisle Miles Snowden, Plainfield South George Sargeant, Maine South Shane Murray, Lisle Joe Butler, Minooka Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Shakur Triplett, Bolingbrook Kelly, Westmont Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Josh Smith, Plainfield East Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South Josh Dillingham, Bolingbrook Kevin Krieger, Plainfield North Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Brad Hund, Plainfield Central Jeff Washington, Joliet West Assists Caleb deMarigny, Maine South

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Collin Pellettieri, Benet Grover Anderson, Lockport Andrew Palucki, Maine South Logiurato, Westmont Myles Ward, Plainfield East Sean Maloney, Maine South Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Joe Mooney, Notre Dame Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Little, Westmont Ralph Blakney, Lockport Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Nick Novak, Plainfield East Jalen Jackson, JCA Jon Arenas, Maine South Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Jonny Butler, Minooka Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Corey Evers, Plainfield South Kelly, Westmont CJ Redmond, Bolingbrook Tim Doll, Westmont Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East John Campbell, Lockport Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Jared Whitacre, Downers North Joe Butler, Minooka Neal Tyrell, Minooka Deiondre Taylor, Lockport Jojo Rios, Niles West Isaiah Webster, Plainfield North D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Steals Grover Anderson, Lockport Corey Evers, Plainfield South Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North John Campbell, Lockport Romeo Magliore, Niles West Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Andrew Palucki, Maine South Logiurato, Westmont Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Jon Arenas, Maine South Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Ralph Blakney, Lockport Paul Engo, III, Downers South Nick Novak, Plainfield East Myles Ward, Plainfield East Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Little, Westmont Jonny Butler, Minooka Neal Tyrell, Minooka D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Kelly, Westmont George Sargeant, Maine South Joe Butler, Minooka Deiondre Taylor, Lockport Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Jojo Rios, Niles West Tim Doll, Westmont Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Sean Maloney, Maine South CJ Redmond, Bolingbrook Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Josh Smith, Plainfield East Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Field Goal % Tristin Esker, Plainfield East Shane Murray, Lisle George Sargeant, Maine South

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Julian Torres, Bolingbrook Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Shakur Triplett, Bolingbrook Davis Neilands, Maine South Tristin Esker, Plainfield East Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Matt Hund, Plainfield Central Romeo Magliore, Niles West Adam Alexander, Minooka Mark Geers, Minooka Jon Arenas, Maine South Ray Greco, Downers North Bowen Marks, Downers North Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Justin Windt, Plainfield Central Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Josh Dillingham, Bolingbrook Odi Audisho, Niles West Devin Blake, Downers North Jordan Reed, Plainfield East Free Throw % Caleb deMarigny, Maine South George Sargeant, Maine South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Odi Audisho, Niles West Andrew Palucki, Maine South Matt Hund, Plainfield Central Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Grover Anderson, Lockport Connor Bielat, Lisle Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Romeo Magliore, Niles West Cappel, Minooka Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Brodric Thomas, Bolingbrook Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Ralph Blakney, Lockport Torrens, Westmont Myles Farley, Downers North Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Neal Tyrell, Minooka 3-pointers Collin Pellettieri, Benet Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Evan Hines, Niles West Paul Engo, III, Downers South Nick Novak, Plainfield East Jalen Jackson, JCA Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Ray Greco, Downers North Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Jojo Rios, Niles West Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Johnny Kostelz, Plainfield Central Andrew Palucki, Maine South Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Devin Blake, Downers North Romeo Magliore, Niles West Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Neal Tyrell, Minooka Sean Maloney, Maine South Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central GIRLS BBALL Points Per Game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Jaida Green, Downers North Aysia Bugg, Bolingbrook Emily Schramek, Benet

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Erin Heide, Minooka Emily Eshoo, Benet Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Jordan Heberg, Plainfield North Sarah Costello, Downers North Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Lexi Marin, Romeoville Peyton Winters, Downers North Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Kathleen Doyle, Benet Monica Barefield, Joliet West Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Elanta Slowik, Maine East Claire Hardy, Downers South Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Ryaen Johnson, Bolingbrook Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Destiny Hollins, Lockport Cherish Smith, Romeoville Nina Anderson, Maine South Naomi Mays, Lockport Rebounds Per Game Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Sarah Costello, Downers North Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Claire Hardy, Downers South Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Cherish Smith, Romeoville Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Maria Protic, Maine East Peyton Winters, Downers North Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Ryaen Johnson, Bolingbrook Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Jacqui Eubanks, Plainfield South Ty Battle, JCA Sydney Arlis, Minooka Nina Anderson, Maine South Kyla Creal, Lockport Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Ally Fink, Plainfield South Rachel Sutphin, Plainfield South Adriana Acosta, JCA Assists Sarah Costello, Downers North Jaida Green, Downers North Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Bre Sobotka, Resurrection Aysia Bugg, Bolingbrook Juatece McNear, Joliet Central Kelly Kons, Maine South Monica Barefield, Joliet West Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Sydney Arlis, Minooka Erin Heide, Minooka Skyle Osborne, Romeoville Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Nina Anderson, Maine South Christina Ekhomu, JCA Lexi Marin, Romeoville Bethany Bachmann, Minooka Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Kathleen Doyle, Benet Ty Battle, JCA Lauren Porcelli, Downers North Jnaya Walker, JCA Megan Roberts, Maine South

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Destiny Hollins, Lockport Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Steals Sarah Costello, Downers North Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Kianna Campbell, Lockport Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Destiny Hollins, Lockport Jaida Green, Downers North Jnaya Walker, JCA Christina Ekhomu, JCA Elanta Slowik, Maine East Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Aysia Bugg, Bolingbrook Bre Sobotka, Resurrection Lauren Porcelli, Downers North Ty Battle, JCA Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Kailey Foster, Joliet West Naomi Mayes, Lockport Nina Anderson, Maine South Jamie Hopper, Romeoville Skyle Osborne, Romeoville Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Monica Barefield, Joliet West Lexi Marin, Romeoville Kathleen Doyle, Benet Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Kelly Kons, Maine South Jamari McAfee, Lockport Monica Nunez, Resurrection Treanna Perry, Joliet West Cherish Smith, Romeoville Field Goal % Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Ty Battle, JCA Peyton Winters, Downers North Emma Hlavin, Benet Kyla Creal, Lockport Sydney Arlis, Minooka Jenna Martin, Benet Kendall McDermott, Benet Free Throw % Autumn Lawson, Joliet Central Emily Eshoo, Benet Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Alexis Pease, Minooka Faith Heitman, Romeoville Emily Schramek, Benet Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Jacqui Eubanks, Plainfield South Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA 3-pointers Emily Schramek, Benet Erin Heide, Minooka Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Sarah Costello, Downers North Nina Anderson, Maine South Kelly Kons, Maine South Kennedy Weigt, JCA Monica Barefield, Joliet West Jamie Hopper, Romeoville Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Monica Nunez, Resurrection Destiny Hollins, Lockport Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Colleen Honn, Downers North Lexi Marin, Romeoville Jamari McAfee, Lockport Morgan Thomalla, Benet Kaitlyn Williams, JCA Skye Osborne, Romeoville

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Downers South’s Claire Hardy scored 11 points in the Voyager Media Prep shootout.

>> BOYS, FROM PAGE 14 “It felt good playing together all on one team,” he said.“A team like this would have won state.” The other highlight came on an oop from Romeoville’s Travis Lacey to Joliet West’s Allias Roberts-Burnett. “It was a great experience, it was awesome,” said RobertsBurnett, who had 4 points.“That

was all I really wanted to get that one big dunk.” Lacey added 12 points to go with his highlight assist. “I was very happy,” he said. “I was able to score some points, have some fun with a great group of guys out there.” While the North team was comprised of several conferences, the South was just two, the SouthWest

Suburban with Lockport and the Joliet schools and the Southwest Prairie, which houses Romeoville, Minooka and the Plainfields, who they have seen a lot of each other all season. “It was fun to play with a good group of guys that play the game well,” said Minooka’s Adam Alexander, who had two points. “We are all mutual friends, we all play AAU, so it was great to

with the (other) girls, the energy they brought. Everybody was just really working hard and going hard. It was fun.” A Naomi Mays three-pointer made it 22-16, but that would be the closest the South would get the remainder of the game. “It was a lot of fun, I had a great time,” the Lockport senior said. “I just came out here to have fun and I really enjoyed it and I am glad I played. I was a great experience.” The North closed out the half with Downers South’s Claire Hardy—who led all scorers with 11 points—taking a feed from Sloan for a layup and a 24-16 advantage. “Going in, I didn’t think I was going to be scoring 11points,” said Hardy, who had not picked up a basketball since the Mustangs’ season ended a month ago. “I just came here to have fun and play some basketball. I didn’t know what to expect. All the girls were super friendly and just having fun. It was nice coming back out here because I really miss it.” Maine East players closed out the scoring for the North in the first half. Protic drove the baseline for two that put the North up, 2616, and a Sloan free throw enabled the team to take a 27-17 halftime lead. “It was pretty awesome,” said Sloan, who netted 10 points and will be playing at North Park University in Chicago. “I’m so happy and grateful to be able to play with my teammates one last time. It was fun to play all of the different schools and I’m glad to get the opportunity.” Protic, the winner of this year’s Jeremy Izzo Character Award— given each year to an all-star game participant who displays the class, character and sportsmanship exhibited by the late Joliet Catholic Academy boys basketball coach— scored nine points. She said she was honored to receive the award. “I was excited because our coach and our teammates and people recognize what you do off the court as well and helping teammates during practices,”Protic

come out and play together.” “It was different, but was a good feeling to get to play with guys you have fought against all year,” said Plainfield Central’s Logan Velasquez, who scored five. Also scoring for the South were Calvin Brooks (10) and Miles Snowden (8), both from Plainfield South, Joliet West’s Elliot Fizer (2) and Plainfield

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said.“For me it’s about us as a team growing. We did end up winning conference.When they needed me to shoot, I was there to shoot and if they needed rebounders, I was there as a rebounder. It was just a team role where if they needed me I was there.” The North held the South without a point for over five minutes to begin the second half until a basket by Andreana Johnson (four points) of Plainfield East ended the drought. “I really liked to play against players from within the conference that we have played against all year,” Johnson said. “I really got to meet the girls and I really enjoyed myself. It was very fun to play in this No. 4 jersey one more time.” Rowe, Mays and Raytoria Richardson of Joliet Central each finished with seven points to lead the South in scoring. “I had a lot of fun,” Richardson said.“It was fun playing with players that we have played against all year. You know how to play them, but you don’t know how to play with them.This is a very good season of basketball for me and it was fun way to wrap it up.” Also suiting up for the South team was Chavon Banks of Joliet Central (four points), Jada Brown and Jacqui Eubanks of Plainfield South, Valencia Chandler (five points) and Kailey Foster of Joliet West, and Brittani Wayne of Plainfield North. “This is the last time in the Steelmen uniform and I am going to miss it and I really enjoyed coming out here,” Banks said. “It was a good last game ever for me,”Wayne said.“I had a great time playing with my former teammate (Andreana) Johnson. We used to play together at Plainfield North. It was great to be on the floor with her one more time and to be on the floor once more in the Tiger uniform.” Putting on their school colors for the last time on the North team was Sierra Birdsell of Lisle, Eden Olson of Benet, and Breanna Sobotka of Resurrection. Mark Gregory and Scott Taylor contributed to the story

East teammates Nick Novak (2) and Miles Ward (4). With all the Plainfield schools on one team, it made Ward wonder what if. “People always talk about if all the Plainfields were one school,” he said. “This was a chance to see how that would be. It would be pretty fun.” Mike Sandrolini and Scott Taylor contributed


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dave says

Keep the lifestyle simple, don’t focus on luxuries

Don’t go nuts with big, new stuff - more you put toward debt, faster it goes away Dear Dave, I recently got a new job that will increase my income by $20,000 a year. I’ve got $65,000 in debt, and I’m trying to pay it off, so I know I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any suggestions for a situation like this? Mitchell Dear Mitchell, Congratulations on your increased income! The first thing I’d tell you is not to get used to any permanent luxuries while you’re paying off debt. Go out and celebrate with a really nice dinner or something like that after you get your first paycheck. But don’t go nuts or pick up any big, new stuff. The more you put toward debt, the faster it goes away. I’ve been doing this financial

Dear Dave, I own a one-bedroom condo that I’m using as a rental property. thing for a lot of years, The current tenant’s and the one thing old agreement is up I’ve found that gets soon, but she signed a people out of debt is Dave Says new lease less than a passion. I want you money advice month ago and gave me by dave ramsey to be so passionate a deposit, plus the first about getting out of debt that month’s rent. Just the other day, you don’t even consider doing she called and wants to back anything else until it’s all gone. out of the agreement. She said Your thought process needs she discovered after she signed to be, “Wow, I got a new job that her ex is having serious making more money. I can get health problems, and she needs out of debt even quicker!” to move to help take care of Again, I’m okay with you their kids. What do you think I adjusting a bit that first month should do? and having a little fun to Flavia celebrate your good fortune. Dear Flavia, But after that, I want you to I own a bunch of rental turn around and attack the debt properties, so I know for a fact with even more intensity than that as a landlord you run into before. Way to go, Mitchell! all kinds of situations. Some —Dave are more genuine than others. Giving a tenant mercy I would want some proof as to what’s going on, but on the

>> 81st District, from page 1

A bitter race

separating the two candidates. “It was a hard fought win,” Sandack said.“I knew it was going to be close, and I also knew that I gave my best effort.” Sandack received 6753 total votes and Matune received 6600 votes. On Wednesday, Matune conceded to Sandack in a press release. “This has been a particularly tough and public race,” Matune said. “Both sides were passionate about supporting their candidate and that’s a good thing, because we need people to become reengaged with their government and the democratic process.” The 81st District includes parts of Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Darien, Lisle, Naperville,Westmont and Woodridge. Sandack served as a state senator prior to being elected the House of Representatives in 2012. He also was the mayor of Downers Grove from 2007 to 2011. Matune, who teaches social studies at Waubonsie Valley High School, was elected to the District 99 Board of Education in 2011. He is currently in his third year on the board.

In November 2013, Sandack became one of three House Republicans to support the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which allowed samesex marriage in Illinois. This issue became a vocal point for Matune’s supporters. A series of mailers produced by the Liberty Principles PAC attacked Sandack’s record, focusing primarily on his vote on same-sex marriage. One of those mailers included pictures of Sandack and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as well as Sandack and gay right’s activist Andy Thayer, and stated “Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows…Especially for Ron Sandack.” “He wouldn’t be anywhere near as successful in getting notoriety and attention if I had taken the path of least resistance and voted against same-sex marriage,” Sandack said in an interview prior to the March 18 primary. The hotly contested race also inspired several local office-holders to pick sides. Downers Grove commissioners Bob Barnet, who also works as Sandack’s campaign manager, and Geoff Neustadt condemned Matune’s campaign for being “offensive and hateful.” Both issued statements in support of Sandack. “I personally know both

candidates and have worked with Mr. Matune as a school board member and with Rep. Sandack as former mayor of Downers Grove,” Neustadt said. “The vitriol of the chosen theme of bigotry and hate by candidate Matune is distressing and not of the spirit of the Downers Grove community.” However, Downers Grove commissioner David Olsen broke with his fellow council members and endorsed Matune, saying the candidate had the same “local values” as the Downers Grove community. “I believe Keith Matune will take on the Springfield establishment, making the case for conservative reforms to protect taxpayers and families,” Olsen said in a statement. Despite a relatively bitter race, Matune congratulated Sandack and his supporters. He added that he would back Sandack in the November general election if a Democratic challenger surfaced. “Further, I encourage all of us to come together to ensure that Mr. Sandack holds onto this seat for the Republican Party in November,” Matune said. There are currently no Democratic challengers declared for the November general election. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com

I’ve been doing this financial thing for a lot of years, and the one thing I’ve found that gets people out of debt is passion. I want you to be so passionate about getting out of debt. surface it sounds like she’s got a valid reason for wanting to cancel the agreement. Basically, she’s asking for your understanding and mercy. If it were me, and what she’s said turned out to be true, I’d try to lease the place to someone else as quickly as possible, and I’d refund her the deposit plus any money it doesn’t cost you in the process. In other words, if it took two weeks to find another tenant, then I’d give back the deposit and two week’s rent. Of course, if she’s in really bad shape—and you’re on solid enough financial ground to withstand the blow—you could let her out of the agreement completely and move on to finding another tenant.

You don’t want to profit from someone who’s genuinely struggling. But you have to look out for yourself and, if possible, try to break even. Regardless, I wouldn’t take advantage of anyone who’s truly going through hard times. That’s just not right. —Dave *Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

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Area chambers host Jeanne Malnati Members of 20 chambers of commerce welcomed 575 attendees March 21 at the new Sheraton Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle. The luncheon featured a business EXPO and keynote speaker Jeanne Malnati, founder and CEO of The Culture Group and key consultant in her family’s business, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. The event opened with a business EXPO featuring 40 businesses. “I wouldn’t miss this EXPO; it’s the best exposure for business leaders in northern Illinois,” said Gene Salle of Yonan Carpets and Flooring. Malnati’s high-energy presentation focused on building a healthy workplace for employees who will love arriving to work each day. Malnati challenged the audience to “...take the time to talk and listen to

colleagues to create clear communication and trust in the workplace. This is a key component in making a business a good place to work.” “This Multi-Chamber luncheon had every component of successful business acumen:networking, tremendous business insight and an opportunity to showcase a company or find a credible vendor,” said Laura Crawford, President and CEO of the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The 20 participating Chambers are: Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, GOA, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville,Villa Park,Western DuPage, West Suburban, Westmont, Wheaton, and Woodridge.


THE BUGLE MARCH 26, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 02003 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Christ Pasharikoff; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/22/2014, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-26-409-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3025 76th Street Woodridge, IL 60517 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-14798. I595113

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. JOHN T. ORLOCK; OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK; DEFENDANT 13 CH 1984 Residential Address: 4113 Washington St. Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 Judge Gibson NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 15, 2014, I, Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on April 17, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Dupage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 4113 Washington St., Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 P.I.N.: 09-05-113-007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $172,620.90 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 7693. Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 7693 DuPage County No.: 182011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS M&T BANK PLAINTIFF VS ROLANDAS JANKEVICIUS; VILLAGE SQUARE IV CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; KEVIN ENGEL; VILLAGE SQUARE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 03756 7315 WINTHROP WAY UNIT 15 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 17, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on April 22, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-29-218-026 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7315 WINTHROP WAY UNIT 15 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Description of Improvements: BROWN BRICK TOWNHOUSE WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $184,150.93. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215040 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I593546 Published 3/12, 3/19, 3/26


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LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE

LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. JOHN T. ORLOCK; OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK; DEFENDANT 13 CH 1984 Residential Address: 4113 Washington St. Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 Judge Gibson NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 15, 2014, I, Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on April 17, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Dupage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 27 IN BLOCK 5 IN LYMAN PARK SUBDIVISION OF LOT 2 AND LOT 4 OF THE PLAT OF CIRCUIT COURT PARTITION OF HENRY M. LYMAN’S ESTATE IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AND PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID LYMAN PARK SUBDIVISION, RECORDED MAY 15, 1926 AS DOCUMENT 213564, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 4113 Washington St., Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 P.I.N.: 09-05-113-007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $172,620.90 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-5419710. Please refer to file number IL 13 7693. Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 7693 DuPage County No.: 182011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS M&T BANK PLAINTIFF VS ROLANDAS JANKEVICIUS; VILLAGE SQUARE IV CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; KEVIN ENGEL; VILLAGE SQUARE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 03756 7315 WINTHROP WAY UNIT 15 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 17, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on April 22, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PARCEL 1: UNIT 15 IN BUILDING 17 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN VILLAGE SQUARE IV CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R72-70547 IN THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY,ILLINOIS.PARCEL2:EASEMENT AND RIGHTS OF ENJOYMENT GRANTED BY DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS FOR VILLAGE SQUARE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION RECORDED NOVEMBER 26, 1971 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R71-60960 AND BY SUPPLEMENT DECLARATION RECORDED NOVEMBER 16, 1972 AS DOCUMENT R72-70548, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-29-218-026 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7315 WINTHROP WAY UNIT 15 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Description of Improvements: BROWN BRICK TOWNHOUSE WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $184,150.93. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce. com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1215040 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 02003 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Christ Pasharikoff; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/22/2014, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN DU PAGE COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 84 IN WOODRIDGE- UNIT NO. 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 19, 1958 AS DOCUMENT 891470, AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 26, 1958 AS DOCUMENT 904233, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 08-26-409-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3025 76th Street Woodridge, IL 60517 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-1314798.

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spicy, Asian soup made with

By Wolfgang Puck Tribune Content Agency

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Thai chilies like these or other small hot red or green chilis can be used to add zest to the soup base.

One of the great things about this soup, apart from its aromas, flavors and textures and the ease of cooking it, is how readily you can find the ingredients. easiest to shop for and prepare at home - is a version of tom ka gai,Thai-style chicken soup, with a spicy coconut-flavored broth; little chicken dumplings; and the slippery, satisfying, translucent strands known as glass noodles, cellophane noodles, or bean threads. One of the great things about this soup, apart from its aromas, flavors and textures and the ease of cooking it, is how readily you can find the ingredients. Not only are ethnic markets more widespread today, especially in larger metropolitan areas, but also most of the items are now available in the produce and Asian foods aisles of most well-stocked supermarkets. And, if you can’t locate some of them, I’ve offered

substitutes or alternatives in the recipe. Once you have all the ingredients, you’ll be surprised how quickly the soup comes together. Total prep time is only about 15 minutes, and you can cut up the ingredients, make the soup base, and mix and form the dumplings ahead of time. The cooking time itself, including the soup base, totals about 30 minutes. That makes this soup ideal even for dinner on a busy weeknight. Because, as we all know wherever we live, cold winter weather and the need for warming soup - doesn’t discriminate between our working days and weekends.

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THAI COCONUT-LEMONGRASS SOUP WITH CHICKEN DUMPLINGS Serves 4 as a main course, 8 as an appetizer

SOUP BASE: 5 cups organic chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons bottled Thai red chili paste 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or wide strips of zest cut with a swivel-bladed peeler from 1 lemon 20 fresh Thai basil leaves or regular basil leaves 2 small fresh Thai chilies or other small hot red or green chili

Spicy, broth-based Asian soup will chase away the winter chill

Even here in Southern Califor nia, where I live, some winter nights can be so chilling that it feels like you need to serve wolfgang puck’s s o m e t h i n g kitchen special to By Wolfgang chase away Puck the cold. And one kind of dish in particular does that job for me especially well: a big, hot bowl of soup. I like most soups in weather like this. Given my choice, though, I go for a broth-based soup. The light yet flavorful liquid seems to speed its warmth straight into my body. (Just think of the effect chicken soup with rice or noodles probably has on you.) I’ll go even further and say that I would prefer it if that broth also tasted not only rich, which seems to me to increase its comforting powers, but also spicy, a quality that does a great job of amplifying the warmth the soup delivers. All those qualities lead me, in the end, to a particular region of origin for my soup: Asia, where you’ll find all kinds of wonderful broth-based,hearty,well-seasoned soups, from China’s hot-and-sour soup to chili-spiked Japanese miso soup with ramen noodles to yuk gae jang, a spicy Korean soup with beef and noodles. I can find them all at the many ethnic restaurants around Los Angeles. But the one I like to make most of all for myself - one I also find

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CHICKEN DUMPLINGS: 1 pound lean ground chicken 4 teaspoons potato starch 2 teaspoons bottled mushroom soy sauce 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 teaspoon bottled Thai or other Southeast Asian fish sauce Pinch freshly ground black pepper 12 sugarcane sticks, each about 4 inches long, optional

COCONUT SOUP: 2 cups canned coconut milk 12 Kaffir lime leaves or 12 strips lime zest, each about 3 inches long Salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh lime juice, to taste 2 tablespoons palm sugar or light brown sugar GARNISHES: 2 ounces dried Thai glass noodles (also called bean thread or cellophane noodles), soaked briefly in water until softened 2 small leeks, white parts only, thoroughly rinsed, cut lengthwise into thin julienne strips 1 medium carrot, cut lengthwise into thin julienne strips 8 Thai chilies or other small, red or green fresh chilies, halved lengthwise, stemmed, and seeded 8 Kaffir lime leaves, cut crosswise into thin strips, or 1 tablespoon thinly shredded lime zest

First, make the Soup Base: In a large saucepan, combine the broth, chili paste, lemongrass, Thai basil, and Thai chilis. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces to about 4 cups, about 10 minutes. Set the pan aside. For the Chicken Dumplings, put the ground chicken, potato starch, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir well with a fork until thoroughly blended. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions; with clean, moistened hands, form each around an end of a piece of sugar cane; or, alternatively, into a spherical dumpling. Put on a clean plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cooking time. To put together the Coconut Soup, add to the pan of reserved Soup Base the coconut milk and Kaffir lime leaves or lime zest strips. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Taste and adjust the seasonings as you like with salt, pepper, lime juice and sugar. Gently add the dumplings, avoiding splashing, and simmer until they have cooked through, about 7 minutes. To assemble and garnish the servings, divide the softened glass noodles among 4 large individual soup bowls. Place 3 dumplings on top of the noodles in each bowl, leaning the sugar cane sticks, if using, against the side of the bowl. Ladle the hot broth from the saucepan evenly among the bowls. Garnish each bowl with leeks, carrot, chilies and lime leaf or zest. Serve immediately.

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