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APRIL 16, 2014
Vol. 6 No. 20
Commissioner’s income tax resolution fails By Jonathan Samples | staff reporter The Woodridge Village Board decided Thursday to push back a vote on whether to allow video gaming in the village. The board was expected to vote on an ordinance that would have amended the village’s liquor code and allow certain establishments to place up to five video gaming terminals on their property. Trustee Mike Martinez proposed limiting the number of establishments with video gaming terminals until the village could assess their impact at a later date.
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Resolution sought woodridge formal opposition to graduated income tax By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter
A motion put forward by Downers Grove commissioner David Olsen to pass a resolution opposing a state graduated income David Olsen Downers Grove tax failed Tuesday commissioner evening due to lack of council support. Olsen’s resolution asked the village council to formally state its opposition to a state constitutional amendment under consideration in the Illinois General Assembly that would change the state’s current flat income tax to a graduated model. “I believe that this would have a significant impact on the residents and the businesses >> see commissioner | page 8
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Mayor Tully leads lobby group on trip to Springﬁeld
Westmont Special Events celebrates 10 years The Westmont Special Events Corporation celebrated its 10th anniversary Thursday during its annual open house. More than 75 people attended the event, which was held Thursday, April 10 at the Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Ave. The annual event featured live music, wild hair styling, free raffles and refreshments. The entertainment lineup for the 2014 Taste of Westmont, which runs July 10 to 13, also was
DuPage mayors want to focus on pension reform, protecting local revenue
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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Westmont Special Events Corporation held a special ribbon cutting ceremony during Thursday’s open house and anniversary celebration.
announced Thursday. Hillbilly Rockstarz will headline Friday evening, American English will play Saturday and the Ides of March will close
out the Taste of Westmont weekend Sunday. For more information on the WSEC or upcoming events in Westmont, visit www.westmontevents.com.
pension benefit levels set by the Illinois legislature,adding that costof-living adjustments for public safety employees are much higher than the rate of inflation. There is currently no By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter specific piece of legislation that addresses the DuPage and Mayors and Managers’ Downers Grove pension concerns, but Tully Mayor Martin Tully said there are a number of and nearly 50 of possible reforms the DMMC his colleagues in is proposing. These reforms the DuPage Mayors marTin TUlly include revising the annual 3 and Managers Downers Grove percent compounded cost-ofConference visited mayor living adjustment, increasing Springfield last week employee contributions, and to lobby state legislators on behalf increasing the retirement age of DuPage County municipalities. and the number of years of work Pension reform and protecting required to receive the maximum local revenue are at the top of the pension payment. DuPage Mayors and Manager’s Other issues on the DMMC’s 2014 legislative platform, and agenda include defining those issues were top of mind “confi dential employees” under during last week’s trip. the Illinois Labor Relations Act, “The issues that are high on removing barriers to non-home DuPage Mayors and Managers’ platform are really issues facing rule authority, and exempting requirements from all Illinois Municipalities,” Tully staffing bargaining with said. “We need to have imminent collective reform of public safety employee firefighters and paramedics. Tully is expected to take over pensions, and we are doing everything we can to make sure as the next president of DuPage that stays on the front burner of Mayors and Managers Conference in June. He said the municipal the general assembly.” group represents Tully said that local lobbying municipalities and taxpayers are affected disproportionately by >> see springfielD | paGe 3
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Metra begins work on Main Street station this week Work will involve replacing platform after rush hour; access will be limited As part of scheduled construction along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway, Metra will replace the concrete platform at the Main Street Station in Downers Grove. The work will involve breaking up the old layers of concrete with a jackhammer, hauling them away, and replacing the platform with
new concrete. For the duration of the project, work will be performed after the morning rush hour and cease for the day before the start of the evening rush, generally between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Downers Grove commuters are also advised that access to the station building from the platform will be blocked while the west ends of the platforms
>> gamble, from page 1 “I do support video gaming in the village of Woodridge, but this is probably one of my toughest decisions,” Martinez said. “I am proposing a happy medium. I am proposing that we limit the number of licenses to eight or 10 to start with, and that we revisit this question again within a certain period of time to see if we can expand that.” Under the original proposed ordinance, establishments with a liquor license for on-premises consumption whose primary business is that of a restaurant and with more than 2,000 square feet of space would have been allowed to install up to five video gaming machines. These requirements would have made 20 businesses in the village eligible for video gaming terminals. Martinez’s proposal, which would require the village to create an add-on license under the liquor license, was supported by most of his colleagues on the board. Trustee Gregory Abbott did not support the plan to limit the number of available licenses, because he felt that would contradict the original motive behind revisiting the current restriction on video gaming. “It seems to me that one of the
fundamental reasons why we’re doing this is so the restaurants in Woodridge can be competitive with restaurants and facilities in other municipalities,” Abbott said. “I think we should make the businesses of Woodridge competitive, and I think the way to do that is to allow the license without restrictions.” The village board decided late last year to consider removing a 2010 ban on video gaming after several business owners requested the village repeal the ban. A series of workshops were held in December and January, before village staff was instructed to create an ordinance allowing video gaming. During those workshops, Woodridge village staff said it conducted research that showed other villages with video gaming had not experienced increases in crime associated with the machines. Additionally, staff anticipated the machines would have added a maximum of $256,000 annually to village coffers. The changes requested at Thursday’s meeting will be reflected in a new ordinance, which the board is expected to vote on during one of its next two meetings.
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general assembly is a big deal,”Tully said. “One or two legislators who represent our area can only do so much, but 20 or 25 lawmakers can swing the course of legislation.” The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference travels to Springfield several times throughout the year. For more information on DMMC, visit www. dmmc-cog.org.
approximately 1 million residents throughout DuPage County, and that large number gives the group power in the state capital. During last week’s trip to Springfield, the DMMC held a reception at the governor’s mansion with a large number of state legislators. “To reach 20 members of the
are replaced. The doors on that side of the building will be locked. Construction workers will begin fencing off the west ends of both the inbound and outbound platforms on Wednesday. The work on this part of the platforms is projected to take two to three months. Once the western portions of the platforms are completed, the east ends of each platform will be closed off and work will begin to replace them.
The work planned for the east end will also include the construction of a pedestrian diversion on the east end of each platform at Washington Street. During the first phase, commuters will only be able to board or alight from trains at the east ends of both platforms. The process will be reversed for the second phase when commuters will only have access to the west end of the platforms. Both at-grade crossings near
the station (Main Street and Washington Street) will remain open throughout the project. Additionally, Warren Avenue will be one-way, eastbound. This will be for the duration of the Main Street Platform project. Lot F commuters along Warren Avenue also were advised that a number of spaces would be reserved for contractor vehicles. Additional parking spaces will be available in the Village Hall lot, 801 Burlington Ave., in designated spaces.
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Police target cellphone users New state law prohibits motorists from talking on all but hands-free mobile phones while driving Westmont police are cracking down on drivers who have continued to use hand-held cellphones in the village. From Jan. 1 to April 9, officers of the Westmont Police Department have issued a total of 278 warnings and citations to drivers using an electronic device while driving. The Westmont Police Department will continue targeted patrols in order to educate and enforce the new hands-free cell phone law. “Our goal in this program is to enhance the safety of all motorists using our roads in the Village of Westmont,” Westmont Police Chief Tom Mulhearn said. In an effort to reduce the
From Jan. 1 to April 9, officers of the Westmont Police Department have issued a total of 278 warnings and citations to drivers using an electronic device while driving.
number of traffic crashes caused by distracted driving, the Westmont Police Department in conjunction with the Illinois Tollway Authority, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois
Secretary of State and AAA Motor Club have taken a proactive approach to educate drivers about the new handheld cellphone ban that took effect on Jan. 1. The new state law prohibits motorists from talking on all but hands-free mobile phones while driving. In addition, the new law imposes fees starting at $75 for drivers caught using a handheld cellphone while driving. Drivers could pay $150 for repeat offenses and may eventually have their driver’s license suspended. In addition, the new law imposes stricter penalties following crashes in which electronic devices were being used at the time of collision. A crash causing great bodily harm can earn a driver up to one year in prison and a fatal crash can result in a prison sentence of up to three years.
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Junior Woman’s Club to host beneﬁt for Noah’s Hope Noah’s Hope raises awareness for Batten disease
The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club will host their inaugural Spring Spree Shop for Charity event, a fundraising effort benefitting Noah’s Hope. The event will be held at Emmett’s Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove, on Thursday, April 24, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The Spring Spree Shop for Charity Event will provide a venue for shoppers to find unique gifts for upcoming holidays and special occasions such as Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, birthdays, graduations, and baby and wedding showers. There will be over 10 local artisans and vendors showcasing a variety of items, including handcrafted jewelry, handbags, home decor, and children’s clothing and accessories. A door prize raffle will also take place with gifts
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from the artisans as well as a gift card from Emmett’s Ale House. “We are excited to host our first Spring Spree Shop for Charity Event this year to benefit Noah’s Hope,” said Joanne Vought, Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club president.“A large part of the DGJWC’s mission is to give back to the community and nothing hits closer to home than the lives of the VanHoutan family. We are honored to work with Noah’s Hope on this event and look forward to matching profits from this event
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with our organization’s own philanthropic funds.” Both Noah VanHoutan and his sister Laine are battling a rare genetic illness that has ruthlessly robbed them of their speech, balance and mobility. Noah’s Hope continues to make gains in the fight against LINCL-Batten disease, and the VanHoutan family tirelessly spreads awareness and raises funds for research. “We try to enjoy each day and the joys of Noah’s and Laine’s accomplishments,” Jennifer VanHoutan said. Noah’s Hope is a donor advised fund at Cures Within Reach. Noah’s Hope was set up to support innovative research, create awareness and education, develop early detection methods, advance treatment techniques and ultimately find a cure for Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis or Batten disease. For more information about Noah and Laine and Batten disease please visit www. NoahsHope.com. For more information visit the website www.dgjwc.org
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Woodridge Police Chief Gina Grady was presented with a Leading Woman in Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois Comptroller’s Office Thursday.
Police Chief earns leadership in law enforcement award Woodridge Police Chief Gina Grady was presented with a Leading Woman in Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois Comptroller’s Office Thursday. Christina Mancini from the comptroller’s office presented the award at a ceremony held in the board room of Village Hall.
This year, the Illinois State Comptroller, Judy Barr Topinka, designated the award program to recognize women in leadership roles in law enforcement throughout the state of Illinois. The award was also part of a recognition of Women’s History Month, which took place in March.
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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.
Emanuel Torrijos-Ruiz, 21, 13 Willow Way 2, Westmont, was arrested at 11:24 a.m. April 4 in the 1900 block of Ogden Avenue for speeding. Cynthia K. Johnson, 51, 501 Preston Drive 229, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 12:12 p.m. April 4 in the 4300 block of Prince for DUI/alcohol. Kimberly McClain-Wilkerson, 43, 5 Lorraine Avenue, Woodridge, was arrested at 4:04 p.m. April 4 on 63rd Street and Stonewall for expired driver’s license and speeding. Charles L. Randle, 47, 656 N. Drake, Chicago, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. April 4 in the 3300 block of Finley Road for driving while license suspended. Patrick J. Muhs, 29, 4525 Statton St., Downers Grove, was arrested at 4:45 a.m.April 5 at the Downers Grove Police Department for FTA warrant. Sandra Yesenia Juarez Pozo, 21, 3610 Harms, Joliet, was arrested at 6:50 a.m. April 5 on Main and Franklin for speeding, driving while license suspended and no insurance. Raymond R. Tillotson, 21, 40 W. 59th St., Westmont, was arrested at 7:08 a.m. April 5 on Fairview and Maple for DUI/alcohol, possession of suspended driver’s license and failure to reduce speed. Nicole C. Rebstock, 25, 126 Prairie Drive, Westmont, was arrested at 10:40 a.m. April 4 in the 2000 block of Ogden Avenue for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license suspended and driving while using an electronic device. Shannon M. Pozek, 18, 5239 Meyers Drive, Lisle, was arrested at 3:34 p.m. April 5 in the 1200 block of 75th Street for retail theft—village ordinance.
Chris McKinney, 33, 43 W. Fountainhead 207, Westmont, was arrested at 2:13 a.m. April 6 on 63rd Street and Fairview for DUI/alcohol. Robert J. Okonski, 53, 1023 Harmony Lane, Montgomery, was arrested at 10:07 a.m. April 6 in the 100 block of Ogden Avenue for a warrant. Amgel Ar Jimenez-Arellano, 29, 318 W. Naperville Road 8, Westmont, was arrested at 12:10 p.m. April 6 for DUI. Nicholas S. Gray, 32, 416 W. Meadow Ave., Lombard, was arrested at 1:39 p.m. April 6 in the 3300 block of Finley Road for retail theft. Michael A. Papesh, 50, 412 Sherman, Downers Grove, was arrested at 6:36 p.m. April 6 in the 400 block of Sherman for attempted domestic battery and criminal damage to property. Miranda Rigoberto, 24, 5117 S. Christina St., Chicago, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. April 7 in the 7400 block of Woodward Avenue for suspended license plates and no insurance. Oscar Trejo, 19, 6721 Park Lane 3, Westmont, was arrested at 8:50 p.m. April 7 on 63rd Street and Woodward Avenue for no valid driver’s license. Hugo Pardinas-Perez, 33, 318 Pierce St., Aurora, was arrested at 8:29 a.m.April 8 on Butterfield Road and Technology Drive for driving while license suspended and no insurance. For more Downers Grove police blotter, visit www.buglenewspapers.com
Westmont At approximately 8:40 p.m. April 1, officers responded to the 200 block of West 55th Street for a traffic accident. Officers arrested Joyce Bousquet, female, age 73, of 307 E. Des Moines St., Westmont, for driving under the influence. She was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle. She was released on her own recognizance. Sometime between 1:25 and 1:35 a.m. April 2, an unknown offender(s) broke a window in the 1000 block of South Williams Street.Total damage is $200. At approximately 12:30 p.m.April
2, officers responded to the 500 block of Creekwood Court for a battery. Officers arrested Richard Collins, male, age 31, of 7771 Fox St. #2C, Woodridge, for domestic battery after he struck a family member. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. At approximately 9:55 p.m. April 2, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of North Cass Avenue for a moving violation. Officers arrested Deborah Owen, female, age 46, of 17 West 726 Butterfield Road #208, Oak Brook Terrace, for driving under the influence. She was cited for improper lane usage. She was released on her own recognizance. At approximately 3:25 p.m. April 4, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of West Burlington Avenue for a license violation. Officers arrested Patrick Ryan, male, age 25, of 122 S. Wilmette Ave., Westmont, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 6:10 p.m. April 4, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of East Ogden Avenue for a moving violation. Officers arrested Luis Andrade, male, age 29, of 5353 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for illegal use of an electronic communication device. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 9:20 a.m. April 5,officers conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Cass Avenue for a moving violation. Officers arrested Gregorio Garduno, male, age 21, of 1124 Florence Ave. #B, Westmont, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance. Sometime between 1:40 and 1:50 p.m. April 5, an unknown offender(s) stole a bicycle in the 300 block of South Lincoln Street.Total loss is $100. Sometime between 3:35 and 3:45 p.m. April 5, an unknown offender(s) broke a window of a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Schramm Drive. Total damage is $300. At approximately 8:15 p.m. April 5, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of West Burlington Avenue for an
equipment violation. Officers arrested Jonel Serraro, male, age 28, of 332 W. Naperville Road #12, Westmont, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for no rear registration light. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 9:10 p.m. April 5, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street for a registration violation.Officers arrested Derric Hagen, male, age 20, of 349 Coventry Court, Clarendon Hills, for driving with a suspended driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited for expired registration and operating an uninsured vehicle. He also had outstanding arrest warrants so he was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. At approximately 11:55 p.m. April 5, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of East Ogden Avenue for an equipment violation. Officers arrested Mario Vega, male, age 53, of 3537 S. Harlem Ave. #2C, Berwyn, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for no rear registration light. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 2:50 a.m. April 6, officers responded to the 0100 block of East 55th Street for a battery. Officers arrested Jesse Moreno, male, age 33, of 34 E. 55th St., Westmont, for domestic battery after he choked a family member. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. At approximately 2:10 a.m. April 6, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of West Traube Avenue for an equipment violation. Officers arrested Frank Salmon, male, age 29, of 4525 Statton St., Downers Grove, for driving under the influence. He was cited for failing to dim headlights and speeding. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 9:35 a.m. April 6,officers conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of South Cass Avenue for a moving violation. Officers arrested Luis Briseno, male, age 29, of 106 S. Cass Ave. #2, Westmont, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for speeding and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance.
Woodridge A theft occurred sometime between 1 and 2:30 p.m. March 28 from Wilton Industries, 2240 75th St. Unknown person removed the wallets from the purses of three employees and subsequently used the victim’s debit cards to make fraudulent purchases. At approximately 7:33 p.m. March 28, Lisabet Enriquez, 19, 117 E. 55th St., Westmont, was charged with retail theft after removing items of jewelry from Kohl’s, 1001 75th St. At approximately 9:49 p.m. March 28, Christopher Freres, 46, 6710 Double Eagel Drive, Woodridge, was charged with disorderly conduct, assault, and criminal trespass to property, following a disturbance at Clara’s Pasta, 6550 Route 53. At approximately 2:25 p.m. March 29, Erin Guy, 30, 2142 Country Club Drive, was charged with obstructing identification, following the investigation of suspicious subjects in the 2100 block of Egerton. At approximately 11:49 a.m. March 30, Christopher James, 24, 709 Ashbury Ave., Bolingbrook, was charged with possession of cannabis, following a traffic stop in the 7100 block of Route 53. At approximately 8:55 p.m. March 30, William Iversen, 34, 4 Halsey Court, Woodridge, was charged with battery and assault following an incident at Buffalo Wild Wings, 6450 Route 53. A criminal damage to property occurred sometime between 10 p.m., March 30 and 3:30 p.m. March 31 in the 2600 block of Luzern. Unknown person used an object to scratch up the exterior of a parked vehicle. A criminal damage to property occurred sometime between 9 p.m., March 31 and 9 a.m.April 1 in the 2600 block of York Court. Unknown person broke the window of a parked vehicle. A burglary from motor vehicle occurred sometime between 6:01 and 8:20 p.m. April 2 at Edward Health and Fitness, 6600 Route 53. Unknown person broke the passenger side window of a parked vehicle and removed a purse.
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Safety should be top of mind when biking Following trafﬁc signs, for motorists and cyclists alike, could save lives The bicycle riders will be out in force very soon. For those that choose to ride on the village bike paths, most notably on Woodward Avenue in Woodridge, they may not be aware that there are stop signs on the path at every intersection. The signs are there for a reason,
meaning cyclist are suppose to stop. Unfortunately, most, if not all, do not stop and are an accident waiting to happen. Particularly, at the intersection of Woodward and Heritage Parkway, northbound bicycle traffic is descending off the bridge at a high rate of speed and southbound traffic is accelerating to get up the hill. Motorists are focusing on the cars not the bicycles. I have had several near misses with cyclists. They think they have the right of
way, and they do not. Motorists expect them to stop, especially when vehicles are near the intersection. I believe you would be doing everyone a public service by bringing awareness to what both parties are expected to do by law. Someday, someone is going to get hurt because they do not understand the law.
Robert Maro Woodridge Resident
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3 South High students compete in 2014 Euro Challenge Competition tests high school students knowledge of European economy, currency Three South High sophomores competed in the 2014 Euro Challenge, a competition for high school students to test their knowledge of the European economy and the euro. The event took place on Thursday,April 3. Sophomores Laura Funk,Marcela Calderon and Marissa Repole traveled with Career and Technical Education teacher Patrick Fardy to the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Chicago, and made a 15-minute presentation to a panel of expert economists. >> commissioner, from page 1
in our community,” Olsen said during the April 8 village council meeting. “I think it is a major issue in attracting and retaining both residents and businesses to Downers Grove and our entire state.” Olsen first raised the possibility of a resolution during the March 11 village council meeting. At that time, he asked village staff to prepare a resolution opposing a graduated income tax. That resolution was placed on the April 8 agenda under Council Member New Business. Despite his request to adopt the motion and table the item for future discussion, Olsen failed to receive a “second” from any of his fellow commissioners, and the motion failed. Two Downers Grove residents also attended the meeting to discuss a graduated income tax, but, unlike Olsen, they said they support changing Illinois’ income tax model. Mark Garrity was one of those residents. He said the majority of Downers Grove households would see their income tax bills decrease under the rate structure in the income tax proposal put forth by state Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. Under Harmon’s proposal, annual income at or below $12,500 would be taxed at 2.9 percent, income between $12,501 and $180,000 would be taxed at 4.9 percent and income
The students’ presentation focused on the French economy, and how the country has suffered from slow economic growth since the start of the recession in 2008. Troubleshooting how to solve high unemployment and government spending, the students proposed increasing revenue through taxes, lowering government spending and easing strict labor laws that are stifling job creation. “The original solutions these students proposed were thoughtful ones, and the students were extremely composed during their presentation to the judges from the Federal Reserve Bank,” said teacher Patrick Fardy. “Although they aren’t moving on in the competition, they made a very positive impression and represented South High well.”
over $180,000 would be taxed at 6.9 percent. Illinois currently has a flat income tax of 5 percent, which will drop to 3.7 percent in January if state legislators do not extend a temporary income tax hike that was passed in 2011. “Fears that this fair-graduated income tax will have a negative effect on economic development and job growth in Downers Grove are misplaced,” Garrity said, adding that the most households in the village would save between $300 and $400 annually. “These tax cuts will be spent in the local economy, and they will stimulate local businesses and hiring.” Garrity added that he didn’t feel state income tax issues were under the “purview” of the village council. “Let the state assembly do what the state assembly has to do,” he said. Harmon’s resolution, SJRCA 40, is currently in the Senate Executive Committee. Its counterpart in the state House, HJRCA 33, is currently in the Revenue and Finance Committee. Both resolutions would need to pass their respective chambers with a three-fifths majority before May 4 in order to place the constitutional amendment question on the November ballot. Voters could then accept or reject the amendment with a simple majority. email@example.com
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Horoscopes Play it cool. It’s far better to roll with the punches in the week to come than to blow your top or enter into new negotiations. Others may calm down quickly if they see that you aren’t going to engage in a battle.
You can find fault with anything if you look closely enough, but that doesn’t mean that you should. Avoid being overly critical of someone’s shortcomings this week when a few words of encouragement could have a more positive effect.
No path is without its pitfalls. While everything might not go as you originally planned in the week ahead, keeping your head in the face of adversity will see you through. Choose your words carefully when in mixed company.
Go the extra mile this week. To please someone, you may have to go places and do things that are out of the ordinary. You may be outside your comfort zone for a short while, but the results will be well worth the inconvenience.
Dare to be different. Thinking outside the box in the week ahead could yield the insights that solve a nagging problem. Pull your love life out of a rut by trying a new approach. You’ll find that you can be a rebel without being abrasive.
Take the pulse of those around you. You’ll find that you’ll be happier in a group than on your own in the week ahead. Spread your social wings by getting in touch with friends and catching up on current events.
Business and pleasure shouldn’t mix. If a date feels like a job interview, you can safely bet that you haven’t found Mr. or Ms. Right. You may find business and work to be more stimulating than play this week.
Don’t fly off the handle. Conditions are such this week that you can easily be provoked into a confrontation or become embroiled in a misunderstanding. Words spoken in anger could turn an existing relationship frigid.
Compromise makes the world go round. Cooperate with others, even if it means sacrificing your own needs in the week to come. Give a little, pay it forward, and karma will provide what you need later.
Go through the motions. You may not be sure exactly which direction you want to go right now, so it’s best to play it safe and stick with tried and true routines. Quiet contemplation this week may yield answers in the near future.
Keep moving in the same direction. Don’t get side-tracked by other people’s problems this week unless they impact your ability to achieve your own objectives. You can’t please all the people all the time.
Don’t be so sensitive. You may be more self-conscious than usual, but that doesn’t mean that the world has put you under the microscope. Enjoy time with friends and family this week and you’ll soon forget what you were worried about.
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INSIDE: Local soccer teams continue strong play, page 12; Mustangs ready for another big tennis season, page 14
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Balanced lineup fuels Mustangs to 9-0 start Sports Editor
By Scott Taylor Zahrya McFarland went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Downers South’s 9-1 win over Plainfield North Friday.
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The great start to the season for Downers South continued Friday with a 9-1 win over Plainfield North. In the game the Mustangs showed their strength throughout the entire lineup as they hit three homers during the game. The first homer was hit by Jessica Andree, the third batter, in the third inning, to give the Mustangs a 3-0 lead. “It was definitely one of those moments we were kind of getting down and I had to do something,” Andree said. “From then on everyone got into it. I think all of us can thank our hitting coaches for everything, otherwise we wouldn’t be here.” The following inning Megan LoBianco, the eighth batter in the lineup, drilled a three-run home run to increase the lead to 6-1. It was 7-1 by the end of the fourth inning. “It felt great to know I helped start the rally and it felt awesome,” LoBianco said. “Everyone, one through nine, can hit bombs any day. It definitely makes it more fun. We don’t have to worry about our eighth or ninth batter being up with two outs and the bases loaded. We knew they can help the team.” Sixth batter Zahrya McFarland added the final tally with a tworun shot in the seventh. “I like watching them hit because then I can get a feel for the pitcher and what kind of pitches she throws,” McFarland said. “Our lineup is just power all the way around. You never know what is going to happen. We feed off of each other hitting. When someone hits we keep on >> see FUELS | page 13
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Local soccer teams continue to succeed Downers South beat Addison Trail 9-0. Ava Porlier, Steph Zurales and Meghan Riordan each scored two goals, while Lexi Dimovski,Tess Grannan and Miyax Leon each scored goals. The Mustangs tied Naperville North 0-0. Katelyn Laraia and Jamie Furio combined for nine saves in the shutout. â€˘Benet beat Marist 3-0 as Christina Stopka and Emma Hlavin combined for the shutout. Liz Miller scored two goals, while Carissa Tsouchlo scored the other. Jacquie Kaufman had
a pair of assists. The Redwings (5-0-1, 2-0-1) tied Carmel 0-0. Hlavin with the shutout in goal. â€˘Downers North (4-1-2) took down Riverside-Brookfield 4-1. Mary Doro opened the scoring with an assist to Gianna Marconi. The Bulldogs answered to tie the score, but the Trojans scored three times in the second half. Mary Rounce drilled home the first goal of the second half on an assist from Marconi. Doro tallied her second goal on an assist from Elle Metros. Emma Krick headed in the final goal off
a Marconi corner kick, her third assist of the game.
SOFTBALL Benet fell to Glenbard North 6-2. Emily York and Rowan McGuire each had three hits for the Redwings. The Redwings topped Oswego 7-2. Megan Stoppleman had three hits, while Emily York tallied two. Stephanie Abello and Julianne Rurka each had two RBI. Abello had two hits and >> see TEAMS | page 13
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Autumn Rasmussen and Downers South beat Addison Trail 9-0.
Sports >> FUELS, FROM PAGE 11 hitting. We never quit.” For the game McFarland went 4-for-4 with a double and homer. “I just waited for my pitch,” McFarland said. “I’ve been working on it most of the season. I wasn’t anxious and just went with it.” She also contributed four RBI for the game, including a twoout, bases loaded single to drive home the first two runs of the game in the first inning. “I knew there were two outs and bases loaded and I needed to do something,” she said. “I couldn’t just leave everybody on base, so I tried my hardest no matter what.” It is that potent lineup that has made Downers South a serious state contender in Class 4A this year after winning a sectional title last year. “We have so many returning players and that is helping the new players,” Andree said.“They can understand what is going on a lot quicker. We definitely feel we have some unfinished business. Last year didn’t end the way we wanted it to end.We have most of our starters back and we want to win this.” “I think we are a really strong team and we can go really far if we keep up the teamwork and defense,” McFarland said. “I think we can go pretty far.” The pitching has also been strong and Caroline Hedgcock
>> TEAMS, FROM PAGE 13 four RBI in Benet’s 9-1 win over Marego. Rurka added a pair of hits and Marissa Panko contributed three RBI. Molly Moran got the win on the mound with five strikeouts in seven innings of work. Moran had nine strikeouts in 10 innings on the mound in a 7-2 10-inning win over Naperville Central. McGuire finished with four hits, while Panko had three.York drove home two runs. •Ali Woitovich (4 RBI) and Dale Ryndak each had a pair of hits in Downers South’s 10-0 win over Wheaton Warrenville South. Ryndak had nine strikeouts on the mound. •Downers South defeated Bolingbrook 3-2. Megan LoBianco had a pair of hits and a RBI. Payton Buresch got the win on the mound in five innings of work, striking out four.
allowed just one earned run while striking out nine batters. Combine the offense and the defense together and team that up with good chemistry and you get a 9-0 team. “I think it is our teamwork,” LoBianco said of the strong start. “We are always supporting each other and cheering each other on. Everyone is always together and supporting each other.” Despite the unblemished record, the Mustangs know their work is far from done. “There’s a lot of stuff we need to work on,” Andree said. “We had some base-running errors that we need to fix. They are mental errors. We just have to keep working hard in practice.” “Our team is definitely really strong this year,” LoBianco stated. “We need to minimize the errors that we have. I think our hitting is very strong and we are looking good.” Downers South will look to compete against the top teams in the area to see where they stand heading into the postseason. “We’re really excited to see how we compete with the top teams,” McFarland said.“We have Naperville Central next week and we’re really excited to see how we do against them. It will be good to be tested like that. I think we have Downers North in May. It is just one game at a time.” Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports firstname.lastname@example.org
BASEBALL Downers South used seven runs in the fifth innings to take down Oak Park-River Forest 13-5. Joe Becht had four hits and three RBI, while Zac Taylor added three hits. Kyle May and Danny Oriente each contributed two RBI. •Benet fell to Batavia 6-1. Conor Hayes had a pair of hits for the Redwings. The Redwings beat Naperville Central 2-1 behind three hits and a RBI by Chris Whelan. Joe Boyle added a RBI. Pat Peterson went the distance on the mound, striking out 13 batters. The Redwings beat Wheaton North 18-2. Johnathan Kruppe tallied three hits and two RBI, while Cole Channell and Ryan Raupach had a pair of hits each. Boyle and Whelan each added two RBI. Benet won the second game 19-1 behind three hits each from Raupach and Kruppe (5 RBI). Pat Peterson notched three RBI.
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Megan LoBianco celebrates with her teammates after hitting a three-run homer for the Mustangs.
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Mustangs strong again; Trojans have ‘great chemistry’ By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter
Downers South boys tennis coach Pete Freischlag admits it was strange to watch his team take the court at the downstate Edwardsville Invitational for its first meet of the year earlier this month and not see one of his sons on it. This year marks the first year in the past seven that Freischlag hasn’t had either Kyle or Cody—or both—on the team. Kyle is a senior at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and Cody, a freshman at Colorado Mesa, qualified for the state tournament in doubles each of the past four years and was DGS’ 2012-13 Male Athlete of the Year. “It was even stranger not to have him (Cody) on the first doubles court after four years,” Freischlag said. “It was really weird that first match. We actually texted each other. He was having trouble because he said he was playing a team in Texas where their nickname was the Mustangs.” Make no mistake: Cody’s departure—as well as Jon Artus, who went 49-4 in singles last spring—is a huge loss for the Mustangs, but the cupboard isn’t bare by any means. Freischlag believes this year’s Mustangs are “a lot better than a year ago.” And all DGS did last year was place seventh at state—the highest team finish in school history. “If we played last year’s team (today),” Freischlag said, “we would lose at first doubles, but in everything else we would win every position other than first doubles.” Returning state qualifiersTony Leto and Christian San Andres, both junior all-staters, are playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Leto won over 35 matches a year ago at No. 1 singles and San Andres teamed up with Cody Freischlag at No. 1 doubles in 2013 but now makes the switch to singles. Nishant Lala, a sophomore, will see action at No. 3 singles. “I’ve matured a lot and I’ve learned from my mistakes,” Leto said. “You just keep learning, and I feel like we’re going to be really good this year.” “He’s a different player than he was a year ago for sure,” Freischlag said. “His leadership
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Christian San Andres, an all-state performer last year in doubles, is playing No. 2 singles for Downers South this year.
is really sound and I think he’s really having fun.” Senior Ryan McMillan and sophomore Zach Wood take over No. 1 doubles after qualifying for state last year. Teaming up at No. 2 doubles is senior Mitchell Plys and freshman Lawrence Hiquiana, who’s a ranked USTA player.The No. 3 doubles team of senior Alan Bui and junior Tim Kargl drew praise from Freischlag for going undefeated during the 48team Edwardsville tourney and
helping the Mustangs win it. “Our stars did what they needed to do, but third doubles was the difference,” Freischlag said. “That was exciting.” The Mustangs will be shooting for their sixth straight sectional championship next month. “A lot goes into that,” Freischlag said. “You’ve got to avoid injuries, you’ve got to have the right draws. Things need to work out. And we’re young. It’s a little bit of rebuilding this year, but the foundation is
DOWNERS NORTH Third-year Trojans coach Dana Graczyk has state doubles qualifier Mantas Kisielius, who’s now in his senior year. Kisielius qualified for state his sophomore year with the sincegraduated Tristan Burnham and would have gone downstate with Burnham again last year, but he suffered a stress fracture to his vertebra a few weeks before sectionals and missed
the rest of the year. Kisielius, though, is 100 percent healthy and looking forward to what the season holds. He’ll be paired with senior Chandler Downs at No. 1 doubles. Downs was Kisielius’ replacement and qualified with Burham for the state tourney. “The team, in general, I think we’ve got great chemistry,” Kisielius said. “We have some freshmen who add some depth >> see STRONG | page 15
Sports >> STRONG, FROM PAGE 14 to our team, especially in the doubles roles. “As for myself, being a senior, I see myself as someone to kind of guide them as freshmen and even the sophomores on the team to make sure they feel like they’re a big part of the team.” Junior Michael Yong is the Trojans’ top singles player, and can play doubles as well. Yong and Sam Meegan took on DGS’ McMillian and Wood last week as the Trojans and Mustangs faced off in their annual dual meet at Downers South. “I think the program is progressing in the right direction,” Graczyk said. “The first two years as coach having
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(state qualifying) doubles teams, and going forward, I think we can continue that tradition, if not get stronger.” Senior co-captain Alejandro Hernandez will be at No. 3 doubles with one of two freshmen: Dillon O’Neill or Parker Holyn. Spencer Schillersrom, a senior cocaptain, holds down No. 2 singles. “Overall we’re early in the season,” Graczyk said. “We need to get our strokes and we need to get our volleys and we need to get our overheads, and I think we’re working towards our strategy. Come sectional time I think we’ll be in a right position to qualify a few guys for state.” email@example.com Mike Sandrolini/Bugle Staff
Downers North’s Mantas Kisielius hopes to return to state this season after an injury last year.
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Favorite social media outlet that you use? Instagram How often do you use social media? I use it a lot. What do you use social media for? I use it to be informed. Who is your favorite pro athlete? Why? Dwayne Wade, because I like the way he plays Have you ever tweeted a famous person? Did they respond? I don’t have a Twitter account. Your most memorable sports moment? Allen Iverson crossing over Michael Jordan.
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Calendar APRIL 16 District 99 Art Show Reception. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge. A reception for the annual Community High School District 99 student art show will allow members of the public to meet the student artists, their families, art faculty, and other representatives from District 99. The annual Community High School District 99 student art show will take place at the Woodridge Public Library in April. It will open April 16 and remain up for the rest of the month. Buying Food from Local Sources. 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. What does buying food locally mean? What is being done to encourage and bring food from local sources to our communities? Attend the public information meeting sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove/Woodridge/ Lisle to learn more about this important issue. Speakers: Julie Neubauer, Board Member, Prairie Food Coop, Lombard; and Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator,Horticulture,University of Illinois Extension, St. Charles. The League of Women Voters welcomes everyone to this public information meeting. For additional information, contact Hilary Denk at 630-724-9528 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or see the local League website, www. dgwl.il.lwvnet.org.
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 nonresidents. 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. DGAAUW Another Fifteen to Fifty Females, Fabulous, etc. 7:30 p.m. at Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St., Lisle. The Downers Grove Area Branch of American Association of University Women warmly invites you to attend another Fifteen to Fifty Females, Fabulous, etc.This with-script presentation on women’s history will include a few songs and will share information on several still-living local women, along with some women explorers, Medieval nobility, and singer/actresses. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., but will be preceded at 6:15 p.m. by a social time doubling as a prospective member “coffee” for anyone interested in learning more about DGAAUW.
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
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take a picture in front of the new bunny house. Be prompt as we start on time. No registration necessary.
APRIL 21 Cantores Community Choir. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630999-1190 or email cantorescc@ gmail.com.
APRIL 22 Howard Dean to Speak at Benedictine University. 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University in Lisle. Past chair of the Democratic National Committee and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will visit Benedictine University to discuss his experiences in politics, the future of the Democratic Party and his views on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
APRIL 26 Boy ScoutsAnnual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove. Attend the Boy Scout Troop 57 Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle Fundraiser. Dinner will consist of all you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, drink and dessert. The food is excellent and the fellowship can’t be beat. Your dinner will be served by the scouts. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Le Ellyn Mendez at 630-885-5524. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under.
APRIL 28 Cantores Community Choir. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630999-1190 or email cantorescc@ gmail.com.
Girls’ Night Out. 5 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Downers Grove. Shop, dine and relax. Spend a night on the town with your BFFs and enjoy special savings at participating stores and restaurants.For more information, visit www.downtowndg.org.
Kite Fly, Touch-a-Truck and Safety Education at Motion Explosion. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, 8301 Janes Ave., Woodridge.
Grannie’s Attic—Resale Event. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peace Memorial Manor, 3737 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Find treasures you never even knew you needed. North side of the Good Samaritan Campus,
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.
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Your bank may be giving you bad advice More times than not, when you go to a bank for investment advice, what you’ll get is bad advice Dear Dave, You want a track record I want to roll so ridiculously good that it over a 401(k), gives you a great sense of and my bank is comfort,even though there’s encouraging me to no guarantee of what’s to roll it over to fixed come. And there are mutual annuities. Is this a funds out there that can do good investment? just that for you. I own one John that’s over 70 years old, and Dear John, Dave Says it has averaged nearly 12 More times than money advice percent over that time. not, when you by dave ramsey Lots of people talk in go to a bank for “what ifs” when it comes investment advice, to investing. Well, you can play what you’ll get in the bargain is that little game all day. But if the bad advice. And that’s the case economy goes completely down here. the tubes, and the government I’d move toward a traditional IRA, in a series of good growth destroys things like mutual funds stock mutual funds. Put it across and real estate completely, your four types of accounts: growth, little bank-recommended annuity growth and income, aggressive isn’t going to make it, either. The growth and international. What banking system as a whole will you’re looking for, John, is a great fail if all the mutual funds close track record for your investments. because they’re all based in
publicly traded companies. And that means virtually every business you drive by on your way to work would be out of business.A bank’s not going to survive that kind of thing. If you’re looking for things to help you survive the apocalypse, you’re talking about food and water. But if you want rational, well-reasoned investments, you need to look at growth stock mutual funds and paid-for real estate.That’s what I do! —Dave
Number of payments isn’t the problem Dear Dave, Why do you think debt consolidation is such a bad thing? Tessa Dear Tessa, Debt consolidation is a bad thing because it makes you feel like you really did something to get out of debt and change your financial world when you didn’t.
If you’re looking for things to help you survive the apocalypse, you’re talking about food and water. But if you want rational, well-reasoned investments, you need to look at growth stock mutual funds and paidfor real estate.That’s what I do! People come to me all the time saying stuff like, “Dave, I got a second mortgage. I paid off all my debt!” Well, no you didn’t pay off all your debt. You just moved it around. That’s part of the catch when it comes to debt consolidation. If you get a lower payment and move things around a little bit, you feel like you actually accomplished something.The problem with that is you don’t do anything to address the real problem, which is you. Interest rates aren’t your problem, and the number of payments isn’t your problem.Your problem is the person you look at in the mirror every morning,Tessa. Until you fix that person and get
mad enough at your financial situation and the real cause of it, you’ll never make any progress toward getting control of your finances. Trying to borrow your way out of debt is not a good plan! —Dave *Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling 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.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY- WHEATON, ILLINOIS PNC Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Marvin L. Lamorena aka Marvin Lamorena; Enya Jean Lamorena aka Enya Jean O. Lamorena; Bank of America; South Central Bank, N.A.; Discover Bank; Equable Ascent Financial LLC; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 2693 Property Address: 100 Elizabeth Lane, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on February 3, 2014, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on May 8, 2014 , commencing at 10 AM, at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 100 Elizabeth Lane, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 P.I.N.: 09-28-303-006 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $359525.69 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dupage County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.falillinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I598968 Published 4/2, 4/9, 4/16
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THE BUGLE APRIL 16, 2014 LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY- WHEATON, ILLINOIS PNC Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Marvin L. Lamorena aka Marvin Lamorena; Enya Jean Lamorena aka Enya Jean O. Lamorena; Bank of America; South Central Bank, N.A.; Discover Bank; Equable Ascent Financial LLC; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 2693 Property Address: 100 Elizabeth Lane, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on February 3, 2014, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on May 8, 2014 , commencing at 10 AM, at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 9 IN KNOTTINGHAM UNIT NUMBER 3, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWESTQUARTEROFSECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 25, 1967 AS DOCUMENT R67-43464 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION FILED APRIL 24, 1969 AS DOCUMENT R69-17431, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 100 Elizabeth Lane, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 P.I.N.: 09-28-303-006 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $359525.69 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g) (1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dupage County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I598968 Published 4/2, 4/9, 4/16
THE BUGLE APRIL 16, 2014
Jill on money:
Retirement conﬁdence survey, what it means Nearly 2/3 of all workers and 79% of full time workers have saved for retirement By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency
The 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Confidence Survey is out and the news is mixed. After dropping to record lows between 2009 and 2013, the percentage
of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement, increased in 2014. 18 percent are now very confident (up from 13 percent in 2013), while 37 percent are somewhat confident. 24 percent are not at all confident (statistically unchanged from 2013). As you might expect, the higher the household income, the more confidence increased. Nearly two-thirds of all workers (or their spouses) - and 79 percent of full time workers - have saved for retirement. But
the total savings level varies dramatically. 36 percent say they have less than $1,000 (up from 28 percent in 2013) and 68 percent with household income of less than $35,000 a year have savings of less than $1,000. Why don’t we save more? More than half of respondents say that there’s nothing left after paying for general cost of living and day-to-day expenses. >> To see THe fULL version of THis sTory, cHecK oUT bUgleneWspapers.cOm
>> more inFo... RETIREMENT CONFIDENCE SURVEY My crystal ball isn’t perfect, but here are some sensible estimates that should help: • Inﬂation assumption: 4.5 percent (higher than where we are today, but most economists believe that inﬂation is headed up in the coming years). • Rate of investment return both before and after retirement: Consider your risk tolerance and err on the side of being conservative.
If you’re stuck, use 4-5 percent. Obviously, if you use a higher rate of return, the calculator will ultimately determine that you have to save a smaller amount. • Life Expectancy - if you are younger than 50, use 95; if you’re older than 50, use 90. If you want a closer estimate, go to http:// www.livingto100.com and use their Life Expectancy Calculator.
THE BUGLE APRIL 16, 2014