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Walk to School Day events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues, such as increasing physical activity among children.


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Mayor re-elected to Municipal League Board Lisle mayor Joe Broda was first elected to this position in 2009 Joe Broda was reelected to serve a seventh term as one of the vice presidents of the Illinois Munici-

pal League Board of Directors. The Lisle mayor was first elected to this position in 2009.

“Making sure that the village of Lisle’s interests and concerns are brought forward is an important responsibility I do not take lightly,” Broda said. “This work is important, and I am proud to represent Lisle and the other member

communities on the IML Board of Directors.” The election was determined by IML membership during its 103rd annual conference, held Sept. 24 at the Chicago Hilton. Founded in 1913, the IML is a not-for-profit, non-political association of 1,297 Illinois municipalities. The IML Board of Directors carries out the league’s mission to “articulate, defend, maintain and promote the interests and concerns of Illinois communities.” During the annual conference, more than 1,500 mayors and lo-

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cal officials received education on new municipal laws and responsibilities, participated in working sessions and elected officers.

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IAW begins annual water main, hydrant flushing illinois american Water will place signs in neighborhoods where flushing is occurring Beginning the week of Oct. 10, Illinois American Water will be flushing water mains and hydrants in its Santa Fe service area, which includes Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Romeoville and Lemont. The project is expected to continue throughout the month. Illinois American Water conducts an annual flushing program of its water distribution system to help ensure continued high-quality water service. Flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains. As part of the flushing program, fire hydrants are checked and operated to help ensure fire protection in the community. Illinois American Water will place signs in neighborhoods where flushing is occurring so residents are aware of the system work. While the flushing program is underway, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration. Customers should refrain from doing laundry during the time of

mOre infO for additional information, visit www.illinoisamwater. com or contact customer service center at 1-800422- 2782. bolingbrook customers should contact the customer service center at 1-855-705-8435.

day the flushing program is taking place in or near their neighborhood. If tap water is discolored, it is recommended that several cold-water faucets are allowed to run for a short time until the water runs clear. Using more than one faucet allows the water to clear faster. “Flushing not only helps remove mineral sediment, which can accumulate in the pipes over time, but is also an essential maintenance procedure to ensure fresh water is delivered to our customers that meets state and federal drinking water standards,” said Richard Hermann, senior manager of field services and production for the Chicago Metro District. For additional information, visit www.illinoisamwater.com or contact customer service center at 1-800-422- 2782. Bolingbrook customers should contact the customer service center at 1-855705-8435.


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Lisle to appeal Open Meeting Act violation public access Counselor stated Lisle Village Board violated open meetings act by going into closed session June 6 The Lisle Village Board unanimously voted Oct. 3 to appeal a recent opinion by the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor regarding an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act. The PAC opinion, issued Sept. 13, stated that the Lisle Village Board violated the Open Meetings Act by going into closed session June 6 to discuss possible litigation concerning the board’s efforts to refinance bonds for the village

of Lisle-Benedictine Sports Complex. Some residents had objected to the bond refinancing without a referendum, as well as the requirements for filing petitions for a referendum. A Lisle resident subsequently filed a complaint with the PAC, arguing that she had told the board she would no longer pursue litigation prior to the board’s convening in closed session. In its Sept. 13 ruling, the PAC agreed with the com-

“at some point, we just have to challenge the paC when they exert authority they don’t have ...” - lISlE mayoR JoE bRoda

plainant and ordered the village to make publicly available “that portion of the closed session verbatim recording related to the bond sale.” At the Oct. 3 board meeting, the Lisle Board of Trustees consulted with the village attorney and agreed that the matter should be resolved by appeal.

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Fire department open house set for Oct. 15 activities include equipment demonstrations, ema displays, pink Heals fire engine The Westmont Fire Department will be participating in a number of events in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. The department will host an

open house Oct. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at its headquarters station, 6015 S. Cass Ave. The department has several fun and educational activities planned for the public. Some activities include equipment demonstrations, EMA displays, the Pink Heals fire engine and more. Freddy the Fire Truck and Sparky the Fire Dog will also be present to meet and greet visitors. Additionally, the Westmont Fire

Department will participate in the annual Silent Parade Sept. 14. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at Garfield Street and Chicago Avenue in Hinsdale and proceed west on Chicago Avenue-Naperville Road through Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Downers Grove and end in Lisle. The parade pays tribute to all those who have lost their lives to fire and features fire department vehicles from many surrounding villages.

Mayor Joe Broda agreed, noting that there was nothing in the closed session discussion that would be embarrassing to the board if released but saying there was a larger issue to consider. “At some point, we just have to challenge the PAC when they exert authority they don’t have,” he said. “This type of PAC decision only encourages frivolous claims and more lost time and money for the village.” Broda stressed that there is a

need for transparency in government. “But, there are certain actions and discussions that are legitimately protected by law to ensure frank and thoughtful deliberation by a board and its counsel,” the mayor added. The action by the village board begins an appeal process in which the village attorney must file an appeal in the Cook County Circuit Court or in Sangamon County by Oct. 17.


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Pare down the paper invasion time for an annual “review and pare down” routine I’ve recently taken on the self-assigned duty of spending a minimum of 5 minutes each day de-cluttering my office. “Ah ha!” you’re probably thinking, “Even the professional can’t keep her office organized.” Not so fast, dear reader. My office is actually very well organized – it’s just time for my annual “review and pare down” routine. But rather than doing it in big chunks, I’m breaking this project down into small steps to get it accomplished. Five minutes a day (OK, it’s so much fun that I typically spend 15 minutes a day) may not seem like much, but over the past three weeks I’ve pared down two file drawers and should have my project completed by the end of the month. Inspired by the multiple bags of papers I’m recycling and the shredder that’s been working overtime, here are some ideas about how to reduce the amount of paper flowing into your life: JeTTiSon JUnK MAiL Junk mail can disguise itself as fun or interesting items, but it’s still junk if it’s not something you’ve invited into your home. I’ve used both of the following free services and they’ve defi-

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nitely helped lighten my mail carrier’s load: • CatalogChoice.org is a one-stop website to simplify the process of unsubscribing from unwanted catalogs. • OptOutPreescreen.com will help you opt out from receiving credit card or insurance offers. reDUCe THe nUMBer oF reCeipTS Consider whether you need to get a receipt for each of your purchases. If it’s not for something you may return (e.g., gasoline), you won’t need it for reconciling your debit or credit card statement, it’s not for a major purchase or item under warranty, and you won’t need it for budgeting or tax purposes, you can most likely decline receiving a receipt. Your overstuffed wallet will thank you. ponDer BeFore YoU prinT Before automatically hitting the print button for emails and computer-generated documents, consider whether you really need a paper version.

Maybe setting up a better filing system for your emails and electronic documents will help you trust that you’ll be able to find those items when you need them, saving you the time, trouble and paper to print them. CoMpUTeriZe YoUr CreDiT CArD BiLLS AnD oTHer FinAnCiAL STATeMenTS Do you need physical copies for tax or legal reasons? If not, maybe you can access them online and free up lots of space in your file cabinet. MiniMiZe MAGAZine SUBSCripTion Be ruthless in evaluating which magazines you actually read, and unsubscribe from those you don’t. If the current issue shows up before you’ve read the prior issue(s) consider paring back on the number of subscriptions you have. Do you get several publications on the same subject? Maybe you can decide which one offers the best information and unsubscribe from the others. I’d love to hear what other ideas you have to pare down your paper flow. Sue becker is a certified professional organizer in chronic disorganization who helps individuals and businesses discover the simplicity, harmony, and freedom of being organized and productive. She also speaks to companies and organizations about how to get organized and make the most of their time. Sue can be reached at www.pilesToSmiles.com or 630-3737400.

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oCToBer 6 2016 medicare update. 10-11 a.m. at the Lincoln Center,

935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Explore how Medicare Part D plans work, see the differences between Medicare Advantage programs and Medicare supplements, and learn what might be changing in 2017. More info at www.dgparks.org.

oCToBer 7 art Institute presentation – a potter, a Sculptor, a Surrealist. 10-11 a.m. at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers

Grove. Program highlights three absolutely fascinating female artists: a potter who almost single-handedly created a source of income for her pueblo, a Chicago artist with a wicked sense of humor and a sculptor who was sure that her art could foster social change. More info at www.dgparks.org.

oCToBer 8 Trapped in a Room with a Zombie. 7-10 p.m. at the Lincoln

Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Your apocalyptic planning skills will be put to the test in this exhilarating and interactive experience. Up to 20 brave souls will be locked in a room with a zombie. Solve a number of different mind games, physical challenges and a series of clues, as you attempt to escape. Reserve your spot in advance at www.dgparks.org. Cost: $10/$15.

downtown downers grove market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at

the Main Street Train Station. Fresh produce, breads, flowers and other wares. For more info, call Indian Boundary YMCA at 630968-8400.

downers grove South class of 1976 Reunion. 4-5 p.m. at Q

Bar and Grill, 8109 Cass Ave., Darien. Downers Grove South High School: Class of 1976 is seeking classmates for its 40-year reunion. For more info, email name and mailing address to dgs76@aol. com or call 630-204-6116.

oCToBer 14 To Tell a Tale – Edgar allen poe. 11 a.m. to noon. at the Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave. Edgar Allen Poe will give a brief biographical sketch of his life and retell some of his greatest works. Highlights include “The Raven” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” Sponsored by the Downers Grove Historical Society. More info at www.dgparks.org.

oCToBer 15 downtown downers grove market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at

the Main Street Train Station. Fresh produce, breads, flowers and other wares. For more info, call Indian Boundary YMCA at 630968-8400.


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Man sentenced for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child on oct. 5, Judge george Bakalis imposed the 40year sentence A Lisle man was sentenced to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually abusing a young girl, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Filiberto Garfias-Fernandez, 28, appeared in court Aug. 30 and en-

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tered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault to a child – a Class X felony. On Oct. 5, Judge George Bakalis

imposed the 40-year sentence. The sentence is the result of allegations that Garfias-Fernandez sexually assaulted the daughter of his girlfriend on numerous occasions between October 2009 and October 2014. Prosecutors said the assaults began when the girl was 3 years old and ended when she was 7. The assaults took place at the girl’s home, while her mother was away at work. After seeing an Erin’s Law presentation at 9 years old, the victim disclosed the abuse to her teacher.

“For years, this young victim was repeatedly sexually assaulted by an authority figure in whom both she and her mother had placed a great amount of trust,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “That trust was repeatedly shattered in the worst imaginable way. Thankfully, she was able to find the strength to reveal the horrors Mr. Garfias-Fernandez had inflicted upon her. Garfias-Fernandez will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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.

doWnERS gRoVE Johanna Varela, 35, 515 Monroe Court, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Sept. 30 at Washington and Warren for improper use of registration or title, driving while license suspended, and no insurance. Alexia M. Norris, 951 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 30 in the 3800 block of Highland Avenue for battery. Kenyatta J. Smoot, 23, 6478 Woodward Ave., Downers Grove, was arrested Sept. 30 in the 800 block of Burlington Avenue for domestic battery. Noel Suarez, 33, 4100 S. Wisconsin, Stickney, was arrested at 6:39 p.m. Sept. 30 in the 3100 block of Finley Road for no

insurance. Christopher C. Pierce, 34, 6621 Dunham Road, Downers Grove, was arrested at 11:42 p.m. Sept. 30 at the residence for aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer. Sylvester A. Kaikai, 43, 1747 Windcrest Lane, Aurora, was arrested at 3:49 p.m. Oct. 2 in the 6200 block of Main Street for no driver’s license or permit. Kelly S. Degand, 38, 4606 Main St., Lisle, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. Oct. 2 at Warren and Cross for theft of labor-services. Larry P. Dawkins, 29, 6611 S. Evans, Chicago, was arrested at 5:36 a.m. Oct. 3 in the 2300 block of Wisconsin for driving while license suspended. Roberto G. Sernas, 19, 3638 Black Stone Ave., Markham, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at 31st Street and Highland for driving while license suspended, no insurance and speeding. Donald E. Bruton, 66, 8433 Alden Lane, Darien, was arrested at 5:26 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 6700 block of Main Street for battery.

Jose Luis Villaloboscervantes, 39, 2306 S. Sacramento Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 11:47 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 300 block of West Ogden Avenue for no driver’s license or permit. Lisa Denise Miller-Curry, 52, 2300 Beau Monde Terrace, Lisle, was arrested at 8:17 a.m. Oct. 5 at Highland and Braemoor Drive for driving while license suspended. Anthony Warren, 57, 6510 Woodward, Downers Grove, was arrested at 2:40 a.m. Oct. 5 at the residence for domestic battery.

WESTmonT John Carey, 51, 5000 S. Fifth Ave., Hines, was arrested at 4:55 p.m. Sept. 28 in the 1000 block of Oakley for trespassing. Jasmine Harris, 26, 9958 S. 84th Terrace Apt. 213, Palos Hills, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 29 in the 200 block of West Ogden for driving while license suspended. Benjamin Barnett, 28, 426 S. 15th Ave., Maywood, was arrest-

ed at 1:10 a.m. Sept. 30 in the 0-100 block of Fountainhead Drive for driving while license suspended, fleeing and eluding, and resisting a peace officer. Kirk Stallworth, 47, 1135 W. Ogden Ave. Apt. 303, Naperville, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. Oct. 1 in the 1200 block of South Williams for DUI.

WoodRIdgE Isaiah Douglas, 20, 7705 Woodward Ave., Woodridge, was arrested at midnight Sept. 30 in the 7400 block of Woodward Avenue for possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis. A residential burglary occurred sometime between 7:30 and 10:50 p.m. Sept. 30 in the 1300 block of Tower Hill Drive. Unknown suspect forced entry through a back door of a residence and stole jewelry valued at $4,400. Michael Steger, 32, 358 N. Craig Place, Lombard, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. Oct. 1 in the 8100 block of Westview Lane for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Westmont police host drug take-back program oct. 22 The Westmont Police Department announced that it will hold an unwanted and expired drug disposal program later this month. Local police and members of the DEA will be on hand Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass Ave., to collect pills, patches and needles that are in a Sharps container. The program will not accept liquids or creams. “This program is designed to provide citizens with an opportunity to safely dispose of old and unwanted prescription drugs,” said Ross Brenza, deputy police chief. “The goal of the program is to reduce substance abuse, especially amongst teens, as well as prevent potentially dangerous drugs from entering the fresh water supply.”

A burglary from motor vehicle occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in the 7400 block of Woodward Avenue. Unknown suspect drilled out the lock of the cargo door of a parked van to make entry and steal $1,710 worth of tools. Carmen Glazebrook, 44, 1022 Hisbrook Ave., Darien, was arrested at 8:13 p.m. Oct. 4 at Jewel, 2317 75th St., for criminal trespass, battery and retail theft. Susan Kilani, 41, 294 Crabapple St., Bolingbrook, was arrested at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Kohl’s, 1001 75th St., for retail theft. A burglary from motor vehicle occurred at approximately 7:48 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 2400 block of Mohawk Avenue. Unknown suspect broke the rear passenger window of a parked vehicle and stole a purse containing a wallet and credit cards.


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ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

Fight the good fight without a demonstration of might. It could be tempting to throw your weight around in the early part of the week. Put ambitions in their proper perspective. Slow and steady wins the race.

GEMINI

M AY 2 2 T O J U N E 2 1

You are just one of the family. During this week you may find that the secret to success consists of compromise, consensus and listening to advice. You might take the back seat to others but still come out ahead.

LEO

J U LY 2 3 T O A U G U S T 2 1

Make your move on the chessboard of life. Solve problems by considering logical sequences. Accomplish your goals via careful planning and forethought in the week ahead. Remain patient when dealing with emotional issues.

ACROSS 1 ALSO 4 HOTELIER HELMSLEY 9 MAKE SMALL ADJUSTMENTS TO 14 POST-ER AREA 15 FIRST STAGE 16 ABBA’S “__ MIA” 17 BLACK-AND-WHITE CRUISER 19 HIGH-TECH PREFIX WITH SPACE 20 MEMORIAL __ KETTERING: NYC HOSPITAL 21 TEENSY BIT 23 WORD ON A PENNY 24 YIN’S PARTNER 25 BLACK-AND-WHITE PUZZLES 27 WHEN DOUBLED, A PACIFIC ISLAND 29 ACTOR DICAPRIO, FAMILIARLY 30 BLACK-AND-WHITE MUSIC MAKERS 35 “THE JETSONS” BOY 39 GO OVER SNOW 40 PAINKILLER WITH A MELTAWAYS CHILDREN’S BRAND 42 “__ MARIA” 43 2014 FILM ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES 45 BLACK-AND-WHITE COMPANION 47 OUTFIELDER’S ASSET 49 BROUHAHAS 50 BLACK-AND-WHITE FLAG 56 TAKE FIVE 59 OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE 60 CURLY-HORNED GOAT 61 HAPPEN 62 REALLY CASUAL “NO PROB!” 64 BLACK-AND-WHITE OCEAN PREDATOR 66 PAL OF THREEPIO 67 BEHAVE THEATRICALLY 68 TYPE 69 WAY UP OR WAY DOWN 70 MEETING OF CHURCH

DELEGATES 71 ALBANY IS ITS CAP.

DOWN 1 SLIGHTLY SLOSHED 2 CITY IN FLORIDA’S HORSE COUNTRY 3 RELEASED FROM JAIL UNTIL TRIAL 4 DIVING LAKE BIRD 5 PICTURE THAT SHOWS MORE DETAIL: ABBR. 6 “SESAME STREET” GROUCH 7 “SWEET!” 8 GILLETTE RAZORS 9 HBO RIVAL 10 “TOTALLY AWESOME!” 11 CAMPFIRE GLOWER 12 MODIFY, AS A LAW 13 GO-__: MINI RACERS 18 TEASE RELENTLESSLY 22 ISP OPTION 25 LIKE DENSE BROWNIES 26 LITTLE SHAVER, TO BURNS 28 DIAL TYPE ON OLD PHONES 30 LTR. ADD-ONS 31 EISENHOWER NICKNAME 32 DAYS OF YORE,

QUAINTLY 33 SUPPORTING VOTE 34 NBC SHOW THAT CELEBRATED ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN FEB. 36 CAUSE AN UPROAR OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS? 37 FERTILITY CLINIC EGGS 38 ITCH 41 ACTOR SHARIF 44 SHOPLIFTER CATCHER, OFTEN 46 HANDHELD BURNING LIGHT 48 MED. SCAN 50 __ BROTHERS: POP MUSIC TRIO 51 DIZZYING PAINTING GENRE 52 COFFEEHOUSE ORDER 53 BASSOON RELATIVES 54 POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS 55 FORMER JAILBIRD 57 TARNISH 58 TOUGH HIKES 61 DIDN’T PAY YET 63 LAUGHS FROM SANTA 65 FROM __ Z

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Everybody listens when you speak. You seem to have good judgment and a tolerant attitude so everyone heeds your every word. Ignore fringe elements that attempt to appeal to your base instincts in the week ahead.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 22

You will win if you are neat as a pin. If your organizational skills and ambitions have gone AWOL this might be a good week to remedy the situation. Avoid making major purchases for the next few days.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

You can be logical, responsible, and practical. Don’t let a chance to impress friends and co-workers with your intellectual analysis pass you by. Earn brownie points for dependability as this week unfolds.

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TAURUS

A P R I L 2 1 T O M AY 2 1

You can be affectionate and charming in private. But you may easily lose your temper in public. In the week to come it will be best to focus on close personal relationships and prove you can live up to commitments.

CANCER

J U N E 2 2 T O J U LY 2 2

Remain poised to parry a partner’s pushy posturing. You may feel manipulated by others in close connection as this week unfolds. Concentrate on keeping up your end of a bargain and others will respond in kind.

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Spread good will and good taste. Acting on your finer impulses might result in a smile or a sincere thank you perhaps when you treat someone to lunch or a gift. In the week ahead you are wise about the true value of a dollar.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Blend business and pleasure to achieve your end. Your heightened social aptitude gives you just the right touch to instill trust. You’ll go further this week by being outgoing and friendly than by following strict protocols.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 23 TO JANUARY 20

Enlist the encouragement of your inner efficiency expert. In the week ahead you can get further faster by carefully plotting and planning your path in advance. Shrug off an intense desire to take complete control.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Smile and the world smiles with you. As this week begins your charming ways can impress and dazzle others, so this is an excellent time to make new contacts. Steer clear of taking financial risks for the next few days.

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her OWn Just 3 years out out of high school, Haley augello is already a pioneer of women’s wrestling in illinois By marK gregory sports reporter @Hear_the_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.com

It is rare that an athlete that had a hard time cracking the varsity lineup in their sport is inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. But Haley Augello is a rare athlete. The 2013 Lockport Township High School graduate didn’t place at the IHSA state wrestling meet. She never won a tournament and was a back-up most of her career, however, she made her Olympic debut in this past summer’s Rio De Janeiro games in the 48kg class of women’s freestyle wrestling – finishing ninth overall. “I didn’t walk away with what I wanted - I didn’t bring home that medal. So, as long as I stay healthy, I will stay with it for another cycle,” Augello said. “I love the sport very much and the experiences were great and that just lit a fire in me for the next one and to go and

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get my goals accomplished.” Augello opened her tournament with a dominant win over 2015 World bronze medalist Jessica Blaszka of Netherlands, 7-0. In her quarterfinal, Augello came close to defeating three-time World champion Eri Tosaka of Japan, but dropped the match, sending her to the repechage round, where she fell 3-2 to twotime World medalist Zhuidyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan. While her goals were not met this time, the experience was one Augello said she will never forget. “I got to meet all the men’s basketball team at the opening ceremonies and I met [gymnastic gold medalist] Simone [Biles] at the closing ceremonies. It is crazy seeing all these people of different shapes and sizes coming together to represent the USA and that was such a surreal moment to see all melting pot of cultures, skin tones, men, women, all coming

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | buglenewspapers.com pioneer from page 7 together to represent the country and that is what the Olympics is all about. Augello is the first Olympian from Lockport, but she knows her accomplishments and honors do not only represent her community and her school – they represent her sport – a sport that was introduced to the Olympics in 2004. “I had a little different journey as the guys. I wrestled freestyle, the team is folk style. Having to wrestle males, I wasn’t as strong as them and I had to work harder to get to that level,” she said. “I stuck with it and that is the biggest part with women is when it is hard, they have to stick with it when it gets hard. A lot of them don’t and that is why you don’t see a lot of women wrestlers. It is an honor that they recognized my hard work. That is an honor.” Augello said her time in high school was different than that of some of her Olympic teammates, as she did not endure a hard upbringing in the sport, despite her gender. “With women’s wrestling, there have been a lot of [discrimination] other athletes have had that I never had growing up,” she said. “A lot of people asked me when I’m interviewed about the sexist comments that I encountered and honestly, my coaches and my teammates at Lockport really shielded me from anything bad that was being said. I really never got that side of it and I know a lot of girls do and that is why I stand so strongly on women getting comfortable with being strong. “In Illinois, you don’t see a lot of girls wrestling at the younger levels and I think it is important now with women’s wrestling growing as rapidly as it is that we need to bring women’s wrestling to places where it has the support. With me making the Olympic team and showing that I had a comfortable journey at Lockport can hopefully open doors here, in the area and all around Illinois.” Lockport wrestling coach Jake Oster – who was one of the two head coaches had while in the program – said treating her the right way was simply the culture of the team. “Everyone kind of emulates your leader and [former head coach] Joe Williams is one of the highest character people that I ever met,” Oster said. “So, having him at the time probably unknowingly helped too just because he is see pioneer page 9


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pioneer from page 8 someone that treats everyone the same and doesn’t come in with preconceived notions. “I am sure there were things said by kids and parents from other teams and I’m sure she heard some of that, but it just wasn’t a thing on our team. When she started wrestling, her dad and the other guys running the Junior Porters at the time, she just wrestled. They always treated her that way and when she started coming to our summer camps, she was just another wrestler. The only time she was any different than anyone else is when she made the move to wrestling internationally and the only reason she was different is she was on a different practice schedule and she was wrestling freestyle.” Augello’s Porter coaches and teammates may have protected her outside of the room, but inside they treated her like one of the guys. “They held me to the same standard as them,” she said. “They weren’t crying on the side

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | buglenewspapers.com of the mat, so I wasn’t going to cry on the side of the mat. They held me to that standard and that really pushed me as an athlete.” That standard was both emotional and physical. For half of her career, Augello spared with one of the best wrestlers to ever come out of the Porters’ system in Brian Rossi – a three-time state placer, twice taking third and once winning the state title. He is now wrestling at Stanford. “Brian Rossi was my wrestling partner for two years and he is wrestling at Stanford now and that is only one example, I always had tough competition in the room and they never took it easy on me,” Augello said. That came as no surprise to the coach. “I would have expected no less from those guys,” Oster said. “That is something every high level competitor has. They just compete and everyone that is a good high level competitor makes everyone around them better. They know if they don’t give their all, they aren’t going to get everyone else’s all to help them.”

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Good idea to cash flow school don’t get so excited about paying off your debt that you borrow to pay tuition DeAr DAVe, My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan, and I’m in graduate school while working full-time. We’re trying to cash flow my education from this point forward after previously taking out student loans. Our household income is $90,000 a year, and we have a car payment. Are we taking the correct approach to handle all this responsibly? DAn DeAr DAn, I love this approach and the fact that you’re willing to work hard and be disciplined to make all this happen. At this point, you just need to lay your finances out and crunch the budget numbers as to what tuition and school are going to cost between now and when you graduate. Your first goal is to do no more harm, meaning that you graduate and finish this degree without taking on any more debt. I think beyond that, and I don’t know what you’re paying for the school, you should have some money beyond that to work your debt snowball. Don’t beef up the payments on your debt so heavily that you use

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up money that you’ll need for tuition. Getting through school will slow down your debt snowball somewhat, but that’s okay. This is a worthy cause, and you’re approaching it the right way. I just don’t want you to get so excited

and gazelle intense about paying off your debt that you end up borrowing for tuition. Congratulations on being really smart with your finances and your education. It’s a really neat idea, and you guys are going about it in exactly the right way! — DAVe Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on 575 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

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Woodridge Walks the Walk Community partners with students, parents on Walk to school day

Students, parents and community members from John L. Sipley Elementary School were joined by Woodridge officials and members of the police department for Walk to School Day Oct. 5. Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham, Woodridge School District 68 Superintendent of Schools Cathy Skinner, Sipley principal Don Mrozik and members of the Woodridge Police Department met the group of walkers outside of the management office at Waterbury Condominiums Association and began the walk to Sipley School at 7:45 a.m. “Students had an opportunity to interact with school, district and village leaders as they walked to school, which is wonderful for not only our students, but the

community as well,” Skinner said. Walk to School Day events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues, such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. “This is a great opportunity to highlight the benefits of walking to school and come together as members of the community,” Cunningham said. Originally organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communi-

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Walk to School Day events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues, such as increasing physical activity among children. ties. In 2000, the event became international when the UK and Canada and the U.S. joined together for the first International

Walk to School Day. Today, thousands of schools across America and in more than 40 countries worldwide celebrate

walking to school every October. For more information about Walk to School Day, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.


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