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By Jonathan Samples| Staff Reporter

Former Westmont Mayor Bill Rahn was not only the longest serving mayor in village history, he also was a good friend and a true public servant. see MAYOR BILL • page 2

NOVEMBER 20, 2013

Vol. 5 No. 51




Village asks residents to assist Haiyan victims By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

The village of Woodridge is urging residents who are able to help the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan to contribute donations to the disaster relief effort.

Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham said that a large number of Woodridge residents have family members who have been impacted by last weeks deadly typhoon. “Our hearts go out to the victims who reside in this huge area of devastation,” she said.

“We have a list of agencies assisting in the recovery efforts on our website and ask that individuals consider providing their support.” Village staff said people who are interested in supporting the victims of Typhoon Haiyan should contact the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Recovery. Since 1988, the organization has worked to provide disaster relief to countries throughout the world. The USAID provided relief to 67 crises in 54 countries in 2012, according to the organizations website. Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines Nov. 8. The storm brought with it heavy rains and a 13-foot storm surge that caused extensive flooding and landslides.

Our hearts go out to the victims who reside in this huge area of devastation. We have a list of agencies assisting in the recovery efforts on our website and ask that individuals consider providing their support. - Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham

Local officials within the Philippines are projecting that approximately 10,000 people in Leyete Province alone perished in the storm. BBC News reported that, as of Nov. 15, the death toll from the storm stood at 3,631. Christ the Servant Church, located in Woodridge, is also assisting in the relief efforts. A spokesperson for the church said parish is participating in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s special collection for victims.

“The Church mourns the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters affected by this powerful storm,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in a USCCB press release. “The local government and church institutions cannot manage the magnitude of this disaster on their own. Those affected need our help.” For more information or to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, visit or


Mayor Bill Continued from page 1 That is how friends and colleagues described Rahn during a brief memorial service at Thursday’s Village Board meeting. “Bill was family, he was our brother and just such a wonderful, wonderful kind man,” Trustee Sue Senicka said while holding back tears.“I’m so proud to call him my friend and to call his family my family.” A “great friend and fellow resident” is how current Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter remembered his predecessor, who passed away last week from complications that arose after falling in his Westmont home. Known affectionately by his colleagues and the community as “Mayor Bill,” Rahn, 71, was a life-long resident of Westmont. He served in village government for more than 30 years, starting out as a Westmont trustee in 1983. He was in that position for 17 years before he was elected mayor in 1999. “Bill truly was someone who gave back to this community a tremendous amount of his time and effort,” Gunter said.“We lost a leader, I lost a friend and the community lost a very good resident.” Trustee Bill Addington, who also served as mayor from 1993 to 1997, not only remembered Rahn’s public service but also the time they spent together through their children’s involvement in high

school sports. “I don’t know for how many years, but I sat with him and Jill [his wife] watching all of his children who were very much involved with sports at Westmont High School,” he said. “It was always a pleasure to spend time with him.” Rahn retired as mayor in January of this year because of mounting health problems. “As many people may know, I’ve been battling a variety of illnesses,” Rahn said in his January retirement announcement. “At this time, when we will have newly elected officials transitioning into their positions, I’ve made the decision to spend more time with my family.” Rahn and his wife Jill had been married over 30 years. Together they raised three children: Peter, Heidi and Danika. In addition to his three children, Rahn has two grandchildren. “The only thing that was more important to Bill than Westmont was his family,” Gunter said. Rahn also was involved in the Westmont community,including the chamber of commerce, Westmont Rotary, Westmont Lions and the Westmont Special Events Corporation. He was a founding member of the Westmont Historical Society. “The residents and the board no only lost a leader, but we lost the village’s most knowledgeable historian,” Trustee Bob Scott said. “No one knew more about Westmont than Bill Rahn, and that made him an excellent choice for public office. It was my honor to serve here on the board with him.”


Friends share their remarks of Mayor Bill Rahn As Westmont Chamber members well know, Mayor Rahn has been a lifelong supporter of all things Westmont, including our business community. We all share in this sudden loss of such an important and positive part of our community. We will miss Mayor Rahn deeply.” - larry forrsBerg, eXeCutive direCtor of the WestMont ChaMBer of CoMMerCe and tourisM Bureau

When I think of Bill Rahn, I think of public service. If it wasn’t for his inspiration, I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

- WestMont trustee BruCe BarKer

We’re saddened by the passing of Bill Rahn, who I had the pleasure of working with in some capacity as both a trustee and as mayor. He will be missed. -doWners grove Mayor Martin tully

For trustee Senicka and I, he was like our brother. He was a wonderful, wonderful man and he has a wonderful family.” - village ClerK virginia sZyMsKi

A wake was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass Ave., Darien. Rahn lied in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational United

He’s going to be sorely missed, and it’s going to be a tough week for many of us. I’ve known Mayor Rahn since I started here in the early 80s.” - WestMont village Manager ron searl

Public servants are much maligned these days, but there are an awful lot of them at local levels that are just good folks doing good work. From what I know of mayor Rahn, he was certainly one of those and he’ll be missed.” - doWners grove CoMMissioner BoB Barnett

Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Funeral services began at 11 a.m. Immediately following services, there was a reception at the Westmont Knights of

Columbus, 25 N. Cass. Larry McIntyre, village communication director, said a scholarship fund in honor of Rahn is being developed at this time.



‘Animal House’ cast members reunite for Woodridge celebration By Jewell Washington For the Bugle

Toga college party? ‘Animal House’ movie fans know all about those. Dozens of fans endured stormy weather Sunday to celebrate the 1978 fraternity comedy classic. This year marks the movie’s 35th anniversary and its beloved cast members headed to the suburbs to celebrate with fans. Judy Belushi, Karen Allen, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalfe, Matty Simmons, Martha Smith and Otis Day reunited at the Hollywood Palms and Hollywood Blvd theaters to laugh, reminisce and meet fans. After meeting Naperville fans last Friday and Saturday, the cast met Sunday to take pictures, sign autographs, and gathered onstage for fans in Woodridge. The crew enthusiastically answered audience questions and discussed their favorite scenes and lines from the movie. Topping their list was the classic food fight scene between the Delta Chi and the Omega Pi, which was actually improvised as an idea of the late John Belushi and director John Landis. Smith recited her favorite P-I-G line, and the audience burst into laughter after hearing “seven years of college down the drain”, a line Metcalfe gave as his favorite. Otis Day and the Knights were originally created as a fictional band to perform in the movie and became best known for their version of “Shout.” In pure celebratory fashion, Day (with Judy Belushi and Smith as backup dancers) took center stage in the theatre and performed the famous hit, which was originally

Release Date: July 1st, 1978 Director: John Landis Box Office: $141,600,000 Writer: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller Starring: Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalf, Martha Smith, Mary Louise Weller, Martha Smith, James Daughton, Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller, Karen Allen written by the Isley Brothers. Day said he loves being able to reunite with the cast, which he regards as family, every few years. “I was originally an actor, but they didn’t know I could sing too,” Day said.“Then, they offered me this role...and I heard this

event. The couple attended high school in Wheaton, Illinois and were married from 1976 until John Belushi’s death in 1982. John Belushi made his mark in Animal House and later became a Saturday Night Live sensation. “For me, it’s really fun to be included Judy Belushi in the cast. It’s a warm family and said she was we established a bond during the grateful to be filming, and I did work behind the apart of the scenes... it was fun then and it’s reunion. really cool to get together and “For me, it’s spend time together.” really fun to be - Wheaton native Judy Belushi, widow of included in the native Chicagoan and Second City alumnus John Belushi cast,”she said.“It’s a warm family voice in the back of my head that and we established a bond during said ‘take it’ and so I took it.” the filming, and I did work behind Day added that he is never the scenes... it was fun then and surprised at the movie’s it’s really cool to get together and continuing popularity, and how spend time together.” fans continue to watch it and Animal House fan Sandy recite its lines. Fughee met her high school and “The movie makes $2 million a Bradley University sweetheart year after all these years, and we John Fughee at the time of the miss each other,” he said.“We like movie’s release. She said the film to keep getting together.” brought back memories. Wheaton native Judy Belushi, “I was a year behind him widow of native Chicagoan and so that scene when Flounder Second City alumnus John Belushi, brought his girlfriend - that was shared her joy for the weekend me,” she said.


Top: Animal House cast pose with Woodridge fans. Bottom: Martha Smith signs autographs for fans during Sunday’s event at Hollywood Blvd in Woodridge.

Fan Sherry Roadman added, “It’s fun to reminisce;it brings you back, it takes you back in time, and it makes you think maybe we weren’t so innocent after all. It’s really neat that they’re willing to do this, and you can tell that they were the right type of people to do this movie.”

According to a Hollywood Chicago press release, Animal House grossed nearly $300,000 in just 12 theaters on its opening weekend. The movie went on to gross $1 million per week nationwide, becoming the second most popular film of 1978 after Grease.

Calendar ONGOING Westmont Band Parent Association Craft Show. It is time for the 24th annual Band Parent Association Craft Show at Westmont Senior High School.This year’s show will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is no admission charge. Come spend a festive day shopping among vendors who exhibit an array of handcrafted items. Offerings include traditional craft items such as handmade jewelry, ornaments, knitwear, handmade cards, and fresh wreaths. Be serenaded by ensembles from our band throughout the event and enjoy the jazz band perform holiday classics. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and concessions will be available throughout the day. Prizes donated by our crafters are raffled off continuously during the craft show with almost 100 chances to win. Remember to bring home a tasty treat made by our flag drill team to satisfy your sweet tooth. Vendors interested in participating in the 2013 craft show, are encouraged to contact Westmont High School at 630468-8100. A Season of Giving. Join the West Suburban Community Pantry as we celebrate this Season of Giving.Your generous donation will help feed your neighbors in need throughout the holidays and beyond. Your gift of sustenance can mean the difference between someone enjoying a nutritious meal or going to bed hungry - again. There are many ways you can lend support to those who are facing “food insecurity” during these difficult economic times. Thanksgiving Celebration Program: Throughout the month of November, the Pantry will provide each client with a holiday meal.Donate frozen hams/turkeys or non-perishable food items such as instant potatoes, stuffing mix, canned yarns, pumpkinpie filling, canned fruits and vegetables, gravy and cranberry sauce. Christmas Celebration Program: Throughout the month of December, every client with a child 12 and under visiting the pantry, will receive an age appropriate gift. Gift donations should be delivered to the pantry unwrapped. You may also make a monetary donation by check or credit card. With every $1 we receive, we have the purchasing power of $6 and that is a lot of bang for the buck. Holiday food or gift donations will be accepted at the Pantry from now

through the Christmas holiday. The pantry is open for donations Monday - Saturday from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Monetary donations can be mailed to West Suburban Community Pantry located at 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, Unit 118, Woodridge, IL 60517. Call 630-512-9921 ext. 202 if you wish to make your donation via credit card. Donate food, reduce any overdue fines at the Lisle Library. For the month of November, drop off canned or packaged foods and reduce your fines to the Lisle Library by $1 per item. Up to $10 may be reduced in total. Donations will support the Lisle Township Food Pantry. Only unopened, nonperishable and labeled items in original packaging will be accepted. Damaged, rusty or expired items will not be taken. Coffee Break Bible Study. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Downers Grove Community Church 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove. A new Bible study series will begin October 23 on “Discover Prayer”. Child care is available. “Coffee Break” is a nondenominational Bible study held each Wednesday morning for women of all ages. The general schedule is gathering, prayer requests, a discussion of the topic through a question and answer format. Three leaders are available to keep the discussion groups small. New study booklets are available for the seven-week study. Drop in on any Wednesday. Technology Tuesdays. 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westmont Public Library. Drop in for help with your basic technology questions. A team of librarians will be on hand to talk about everything from email to Facebook to smart devices and apps. We’ll have tablets and computers on hand for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own device. Third Thursday. 5–7 p.m. every third Thursday at the DuPage Children’s Museum.Third Thursdays are a special time once a month for families of children with autism spectrum disorder, visual, and mobility impairments to come play at the Museum. All activities are free with admission or membership. B & B Ladies Golf League. Join us for golf and fun every Friday morning. Season runs May 4-Sept.28.9 holes at Village Greens of Woodridge. For information

call 630-985-3610. Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group. 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday at the Downers Grove Library. Topics for 2012 include: Middle East realignment, promoting democracy,Mexico,cybersecurity, exit for Afghanistan and Iraq, state of the oceans, Indonesia, and energy geopolitics. Registration is not required. Call Nancy Peraino at 630-968-8706 for more information. Families Anonymous meeting. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main St., Downers Grove. Families Anonymous is a 12Step fellowship for families and friends of persons with destructive behavior, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. Meetings are held weekly. Contact if you have questions or call 630-6099971. Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings daily at the West SuburbanAlano Club,17W.Quincy St., Westmont. Open speaker meetings at 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays, other meetings listed by day and hour on www. Memberships available: inquire at the Club. Baby and Toddler Storytime. 10:15-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Westmont Library. Get ready for stories, songs, and interactive play. Young children and a caregiver can enjoy this weekly time together while nurturing a love of reading. For ages 0-3. Toddler & Me Playgroup. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Westmont Library. Bring your young children to a special morning playtime in the library’s meeting room. Interact with other moms and caregivers while the kids play and eat snacks. Saturday Morning Storytime. 9:30-10 a.m. at the Downers Grove Library. Join in every Saturday morning for storytime filled with stories, songs, and fingerplays. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Adult participation is an important part of this storytime. Job Club. Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge. Job Club members learn to write

THE BUGLE NOVEMBER 20, 2013 résumés and cover letters,develop interviewing skills and find job leads. No sign-up, no fee, just drop in. For further information call 630-964-7899, email askus@, or visit

NOVEMBER 23 Polar Express. All aboard! Families experience a train ride based on the book “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg.We leave from the Downers Grove Main Street train station and travel to the North Pole (Aurora train station). Each child receives a golden ticket to commemorate their trip. During the journey professional storytellers read “The Polar Express” while you enjoy chocolate milk and cookies. Santa Claus boards the train at the North Pole for the return trip. Dress for the weather. Children 11 months & under can travel for free provided they sit on an adult’s lap. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Strollers cannot be accommodated. Please note on your registration form if you wish to travel with another family. No refunds issued after 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16. A maximum of 6 seats per household may be reserved. Handbell Choir. 7 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. The handbell choirs of FUMC present their “Hanging of the Greens 2013” Christmas Concert with The Evans Family Violin Ensemble.Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Call the church 968-7120, or Pattie Barnes 953-0146 or e-mail bellhog@juno. com. Chili Cook Off and Pie Auction. 6 p.m. at the Downers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave. All are welcome to the Chili Cook Off and Pie Auction. Over 12 kinds of chili will be tasted and voted upon. The winner gets a hearty round of applause. The pie auction will feature both home baked fruit and cream pies. The proceeds from the auction will go to the Deacon’s Fund. This fund assists both community and congregation members who are in need. For more information see or call 630969-3320.

NOVEMBER 24 Crafters Wanted. The Westmont Park District is seeking crafters for the annual Holly Days Gift Bazaar. The craft show will be held Sunday, November 24 from


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westmont Park District Community Center Gymnasium at 75 E. Richmond St., Westmont. Anyone with a talent for making unique items or who wants to highlight their small business is invited to be a participant. Spaces are approximately 8’x 5’. Included in your fee is a table, 2 chairs, advertising,complimentary coffee and a breakfast discount coupon for the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast. For more information, please contact the Westmont Park District at 630-969-8080. John Lynn presents “Life on the Erie Canal”. 2 p.m. at the Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St. Experience the story of the historic canal that opened a water route to the American West. You’ll “travel” all 338 scenic miles across central New York State – from lock to lock, town to town, and from Lake Erie to the Hudson River. Celebrating NativeAmerican Heritage Month. 4 to 5 p.m. at the Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by learning from a legend from the Lakota tribe. Learn how to make a Chippewa dream catcher, find out about a modern day Ho-Chunk Powwow and play a Potawatomi stick game. Grades K-2. Meeting Room B. Registration opens Nov. 1.

NOVEMBER 25 23rd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. The DuPage Interfaith Resource Network will hold its 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 25th at 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Benedictine Monks of St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle.The service will include participation from a wide range of religions: Protestants, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Zoroastrians, the Theosophical Society, Sikhs, and Baha’i. St. Procopius Abbey is located at the intersection of Maple and College in Lisle. All are welcome to attend the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.There is no charge for admission. For more information, contact the office of Congregation Etz Chaim at 630627-3912.

NOVEMBER 27 Feed My Starving Children. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Game Pazzo, 63rd St. and Woodward Ave., Downers Grove. Seeking people to volunteer their services for 2 hours to pack food for the less See CALENDAR, page 23



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

Chelsey Barbar Vandeveer, 27, 305 West St., Geneva, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 2400 block of Ogden Avenue for domestic battery, battery and resisting a peace officer. Daniel S. Pierce, 23, 133 S. Maple, Hillside, was arrested at 9:28 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 3300 block of Finley Road for retail theft. Justin P. Douglas, 23, 10S141 Wallace Drive, Downers Grove, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Nov. 9 on Woodward and Wheeler for driving while license suspended.

Police Blotter

Jacek G. Zleczewski, 48, 721 Chicago Ave., Downers Grove, was arrested at 1:01 p.m. Nov. 10 in the 1900 block of Ogden Avenue for suspended license plates.

Daniel R. Carroll, 28, 1849 Kenilworth Ave., Berwyn, was arrested at 9:14 p.m. Nov. 12 on Main and Curtiss streets for driving while license suspended.

Robert H.Gott,40,4939 Puffer 110,Downers Grove, was arrested at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 for resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

Diane C. Johnson, 51, 4905 Belmont Road, Downers Grove, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 12 at the residence for domestic battery.

Jeffrey E. Jupa, 35, 497 W. Saint Charles Road, Elmhurst, was arrested at 1:22 a.m. Nov. 11 on Main Street and Burlington for DUI/ alcohol. John M. Provenzano, 41, 7318 Winthrop Way, Downers Grove, was arrested at 9:52 a.m. Nov. 11 on 75th and Woodward Avenue for revoked driver’s license. Lindsey M. Bielski, 27, 409 Craig, Lombard, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. Nov. 11 on Brook and Downers Drive for retail theft.

Kash M. Hobbs, 47, 6400 Woodward Ave., Downers Grove, was arrested at 7:54 a.m. Nov. 13 at the residence for domestic battery. Bryan L. Boling, 27, 621 W. 67th St., Downers Grove, was arrested at 12:43 p.m. Nov. 13 on 55th and Main. Dominic Montenegro, 28, 514 Garnsey Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 3:22 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 2200 block of 63rd Street for suspended registration and no insurance.

Cory A. Hickey, 22, 6640 Main St., Downers Grove, was arrested at 4:06 a.m. Nov. 9 on Main and Carol for DUI/alcohol.

Brittany M. Klein, 23, 610 Lalonde, Lombard, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. Nov. 11 on Brook and Downers Drive for retail theft and a warrant.

Arturo Lopez-Garzon, 31, 1741 N. Kedvale, Chicago, was arrested at 8:55 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 6200 block of Belmont for no insurance, no valid driver’s license and no safety sticker.

Justin D. Walowski, 18, 6119 W. 103rd St., Chicago Ridge,was arrested at 1:22 a.m.Nov. 12 on Ogden and Williams for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and no valid driver’s license.

Sherry R. Robinson, 30, 443 Beliot Ave., Forest Park, was arrested at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 2900 block of Highland Avenue for suspended registration.

Victorino A. Dairo, 58, 8025 Woodland Lane, Downers Grove, was arrested at 3:26 p.m. Nov. 9 on Fairview and Sheldon for driving while license suspended.

Mario Soto, 22, 1725 N. Marywood, Aurora, was arrested at 2:04 a.m. Nov. 12 on Downers Drive and Butterfield Road for no valid driver’s license.

Jorge Garcia-Zaleta, 31, 371 W. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, was arrested at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 14 on Ogden and Stonewall for no valid driver’s license.

Mario Avalos-Villagomez, 31, 628 Belmont Drive, Romeoville, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Nov. 9 on Norfolk and Main for no valid driver’s license.

Christopher J. Cuchetto, 50, 453 Catalpa Ave., Wood Dale, was arrested at 9:38 a.m. Nov. 12 on Lee and Grant for driving while license suspended and a warrant.

Lindsey A. Larson, 20, 4411 Cross St., Downers Grove, was arrested at 3:28 p.m. Nov. 14 for endangering the life of a child and resisting a peace officer.

Joseph A. Marino, 41, 7664 Willow Ave., Woodridge, was arrested at 2:41 a.m. Nov. 10 in the 6300 block of Dunham Road for driving while license suspended.

Michael J. Vlna, 19, 6812 Penner Ave., Downers Grove, was arrested at 7:23 p.m. Nov. 12 in the 6800 block of Penner Avenue for domestic battery.

Michael Jami Loftsgaardner, 35, 22W510 Balsam Drive, Glen Ellyn, was arrested at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 3300 block of Finley Road for retail theft.

Nicki C. Kemp, 23, 5902 W. North Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 4:23 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 1500 block of 75th Street for attempted retail theft and battery.

Shonte N.Wall,28,446 S.47th Ave.,Bellwood, was arrested at 10 p.m. Nov. 14 on 63rd and Dunham for driving while license suspended and no insurance.

Westmont Sometime between 3:20 and 3:30 a.m. Nov. 5, an unknown offender(s) entered a business in the 0100 block of East Ogden Avenue and stole currency. Total loss is $150. At approximately 5:20 p.m. Nov. 5, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 5800 block of South Cass Avenue. Officers arrested Christopher Box, male, age 54, of 5521 King Arthur Court #6,Westmont, for driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for expired registration and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance. At approximately 1:40 p.m. Nov. 7, officers responded to the 0-100 block of West 60th Street for a complaint of battery. Officers arrested Donald Sickmier, male, age 35, of 205 Raynor Ave. #1, Joliet, for domestic battery after he struck a family member with a bottle. Sickmier was transported to the DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing. Sometime between 10 a.m. Nov. 3 and 4 p.m. Nov. 7, an unknown offender(s) stole jewelry from a residence in the 700 block of Fairmont Court.Total damage is $1,000.

Woodridge A residential burglary occurred sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 1:17 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 6800 block of Juneberry. Unknown person broke into a residence and removed U.S. currency. At approximately 2 p.m. Nov. 8, a male juvenile,age 15,was charged with disorderly conduct following a disturbance at Abraxus, 2261 64th St. At approximately 3:32 p.m. Nov. 8, Bassel Alsaid, 21, 335 Oldfield Road, Downers Grove, was charged with retail theft and battery following an incident at Kohl’s, 1001 75th St. At approximately 5:29 p.m. Nov. 8, Alyssa Fatigati, 20, 1312 Regency Grove, Darien was charged with retail theft after removing items of jewelry from Kohl’s, 1001 75th St. A theft occurred at approximately 9:53 a.m. from Thornton’s Gas Station, 2401 63rd St. Unknown person removed $64.93 worth of gasoline. A residential burglary occurred sometime between 3 and 9:47 p.m. Nov. 11 in the 2400 block of Forest Drive. Unknown person made entry through the patio doors and removed a laptop computer and a camera.

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Woodridge experiences surge in industrial growth Several ground breakings, store openings occurred this year for retail stores, restaurants This year has been a tremendous year for Woodridge development, according to a village press release. As the nation still slowly recovers from the Great Recession, the village has seen development growth across all three major development sectors, which include retail, industrial/office and residential. “This has certainly been an exciting year for the village, which remains committed to supporting new development activity and reinvestment in the community,” Mayor Gina Cunningham said.“Despite these challenging economic times, we have been fortunate to see new development in the village due to our efficient and timely permitting process and strong pro-business environment. We are looking forward to seeing this positive trend continue into 2014.” Several ground breakings and store openings occurred this year for retail stores and restaurants. Gordon Food Services recently opened a new 17,000-square-foot store at the southwest corner of Boughton and Woodward. Gordon Food Services will be joined shortly by Art Van Furniture, which broke ground in September on its 68,000-square-foot store located at the northwest corner of

Boughton Road and Woodward Avenue. The Warren, Mich.-based furniture retailer purchased the six-acre site with construction expected to be completed early next year. The village will also become home to several new retail and restaurant establishments.Panera Bread and Carter’s will open in Woodgrove Festival, located at 75th Street and Lemont Road, by the end of this year. Hobby Lobby will occupy the former Sports Authority at Centerpointe shopping center, located at 75th Street and Woodward Avenue. Woodridge will see Clara’s Restaurant move from its former 26-year location on Route 53 to the former Krispy Kreme location at Seven Bridges. The new, larger restaurant, at 6550 Route 53, will feature an outdoor patio and four season room. Clara’s is expected to open by the end of this month. The industrial sector has also witnessed renewed strength this year, demonstrated by the groundbreaking for a new 350,000-square-foot corporate headquarters for Orbus Exhibit and Display Group. This will be located in the Union Pointe Business Park at Woodward and Interstate 55 and completion of the building is expected in early summer

2014. Earlier this year, the second phase of Park 355 also broke ground, which will consist of an 180,480-square-foot speculative warehouse at Internationale Parkway and Interstate 355. Construction is expected to be completed early next year. “These new stores and business will continue to energize the local economy, add new commerce to vacant property, and add jobs to Woodridge,” said Michael Mays, Woodridge’s director of community development. Like many communities across the country, Woodridge has had its fair share of residential foreclosures. However, a positive new

These new stores and business will continue to energize the local economy, add new commerce to vacant property, and add jobs to Woodridge.” - Michael Mays, Woodridge’s director of community development

trend has emerged in which foreclosed properties are being purchased, renovated and resold at pre-recession levels. To date the village has seen approximately $5,900,000 in residential reinvestment, which is already above 2012 totals. The village has more than doubled new construction for single family homes with 22 permits issued or under review this year, compared to just nine last year.

The Village has also received applications for two new singlefamily subdivisions. Foxwood Estates, a proposed 17 lot single-family subdivision is proposed near Dunham and 75th Street. Timber’s Edge an approximately 150 single-family subdivision is proposed near 83rd Street and Beller Road. It is expected that the Village Board will consider both in early 2014.

Lisle Polar Express announces North Pole schedule Event in its 19th operating year, with seating for 1,000 passengers The Lisle Polar Express will leave from Lisle to the North Pole (Chicago) on Sunday, Dec. 8. The Polar Express will make two trips. The first train leaves from Lisle at 9:45 a.m. and the second at 1:45 p.m. Tickets are $16 for both children and adults and may be purchased in Lisle at The Nook on Main Street, at Lisle Savings Bank on Maple Avenue, at the 7-Eleven, Main Street and Ogden

Avenue, and at the Safari Café in Green Trails Shopping Center. Parking is free in the Lisle Metra Train Station parking lots. For further information, contact the Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau at 630-7691000 or 800-733-9811. “This is our 19th year operating the Lisle Polar Express,” said Wayne Dunham, the Polar Express engineer. “With 11 cars and seating for 1,000 passengers,

it’s the largest Polar Express train in the area. Last year, children and adults from more than 65 cities and suburbs rode The Lisle Polar Express. “To guarantee that each child has quality time with Santa, five Santas will be on this year’s trains,” Dunham continued. “Along with the Santas, Mrs. Claus will be on the train along with Belle, Cinderella and Scrooge. The conductor and the engineer will punch each rider’s ticket and give them back to the children as a souvenir of the trip.” Along with the costumed characters, elves will be in

each car to lead the singing of Christmas carols, pass out Polar Express activity booklets and, of course, a bell from the harness of Santa’s reindeer with a message from Mr. C. attached. Other surprises also are being planned. “The entire trip to and from the North Pole (Chicago) will take about 75 minutes,” Jack Kelly, the conductor, said. “The Polar Express will travel to the North Pole and immediately return to Lisle. No one will be able to get off The Polar Express. And please remember, The Polar Express always leaves exactly on time.”

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9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.


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Tickets are $16 for both children and adults and may be purchased in Lisle at The Nook on Main Street, at Lisle Savings Bank on Maple Avenue, at the 7-Eleven, Main Street and Ogden Avenue, and at the Safari Café in Green Trails Shopping Center. Parking is free in the Lisle Metra Train Station parking lots.


taKe 5 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1 __ squad 5 Sharp fasteners 10 Line of movement 14 In a while 15 Go back to the beginning, in a way 16 Spread unit 17 One lingering in Edinburgh? 20 Hoglike mammals 21 “I could __ horse!” 22 Touch 23 Stravinsky’s “The __ of Spring” 25 DX V 26 “__ a rip-off!” 27 Some Athenian physicians? 32 Black gold 33 Big Bird buddy 34 DOD subdivision 35 Really feel the heat 37 Plus 39 Carpenter’s tool 43 CD conclusion? 46 Charge carriers

Down 49 Fury 50 Berlin sidewalk writing? 54 Valiant son 55 Heavenly altar 56 Hockey Hall of Famer Mikita 57 Sum (up) 58 Personal time? 60 Some govt. investments 64 Fancy singles event in Stockholm? 67 New coin of 2002 68 One may work with a chair 69 Vivacity 70 Church section 71 Angling banes 72 Oh’s role in “Grey’s Anatomy”

1 Humongous 2 Worshipper of the Earth goddess Pachamama 3 Condo cousin 4 Complete 5 British university city 6 Legal issue 7 “Off the Court” author 8 Separate 9 Post 10 Links standard 11 Like citrus fruit 12 They might make cats pause 13 Chef’s array 18 57-Across’s wheels 19 Military surprises 24 First name in humor 27 Tar 28 Sea inlet 29 One who observes a fraternal Hour of Recollection 30 Source of invigoration 31 One leaving a wake 36 Mess up

38 Selfrecriminating cries 40 Have a health problem 41 Hindu title 42 Sweetie 44 Muscat native 45 Some Roman Catholics 47 Babbles 48 Perspective 50 Mature 51 Adds to the database 52 __ Detroit: “Guys and Dolls” role 53 Like some tree trunks 54 Having no clue 59 Peel on “The Avengers” 61 King who succeeded 59-Down 62 Swedish model Nordegren in 2004 nuptial news 63 Tough going 65 Buck’s mate 66 Hosp. test


Horoscopes You may be tempted to experiment with something entirely new or to change direction in the week ahead. Some other issue, however, may come full circle and shift your attention to financial concerns.

There’s a Full Moon in your sign, so during the first few days of this week you might feel that everything is centered on you and your most important relationships. Others may influence your decisions.

The deeper the well the clearer the water. In the week to come, don’t be fooled by surface appearances. You may be attracted to an educational or travel opportunity that isn’t what it seems to be.

The Full Moon might illuminate your most important goals this week. You might realize which goals are top priorities and come to understand the best way to achieve them. Enlist friends for support.

Business matters or fulfilling your ambitions could be overriding considerations in the week ahead. If you use your energy wisely, you can get a project off the ground and make it a striking success.

Belly up to the bar and drink deeply to new friendships. Friends could be lovers, too, or they could just be coworkers. In the week ahead, you might find that a friendship could blossom into something more significant.

Think before you act. Relationships will run smoothly if you’re wise enough to forgive a harsh word. Business agreements that are put together in the first half of the week should prove profitable.

Listen closely, since the Full Moon is in your opposite sign this week. Someone might hum a few bars of “You Light up My Life.” You may realize who’s sincerely affectionate and who’s a passing fancy.

Don’t be intimidated by power and money in the week ahead. You won’t fear something if you learn more about it. Embrace your passions and let them guide you to success by being persistent.

In the coming week, you may be pressured to keep on track with finances. Because you may be distracted by personal matters you could overlook fine print. Keep your head in the midst of a family crisis.

You could be blind to kindness when you should be kind to the blind. In the upcoming week, when looking both ways before crossing the street you should also look out for others who need assistance.

Have faith in your abilities. In the week to come, other people will give you the benefit of the doubt, which will bolster your confidence. Remain skeptical of opinions that are presented as facts.



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INSIDE: Defense shines in Trojans’ loss to Mt. Carmel, page 12; Sims sisters hope to lead DGN to state trophy, page 13



Benet volleyball takes second in state By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

As soon as the dust cleared last season after Benet Academy’s second-straight Class 4A title and the graduation of seven seniors, people doubted the Redwings’ chances to return to the state finals. When Boston College-bound senior Brittany Pavich was lost to an injury this year, the doubt grew even more. So, when Benet stepped on the floor of Redbird Arena Saturday night in the Class 4A title game against Mother McAuley, it proved the doubters wrong. The match itself didn’t go the way Benet (36-6) had hoped, as the Mighty Macs won the match 25-22, 25-19, snapping the Redwings’ title run, but it was the third-straight season they played in the final game of the season. “From the start of the season to the end of the season, this may be the most improved Benet team,” said Benet coach Brad Baker.“This is not the result we wanted, but no one can be disappointed with how hard we played and how they never gave up. I am extremely proud of them. They will eventually realize how great of a season this was, it just hurts right now. “Our goal is to win the state title, we are not afraid to say that. Our goals are going to be high all year and when we work as hard as we do to achieve them, it is going to be disappointing if we don’t.” Although the players were disappointed, they understood the magnitude of what they accomplished. “We have come a long way since the beginning of the season. We have improved so much as a team and as individuals and I wouldn’t have wanted to spend the season with any other team,”

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Benet’s Ashley Hitchcock goes up for a kill in the state championship match Saturday. The Redwings fell to Mother McAuley 25-22, 25-19.

said Wake Forest-bound senior libero Caroline Wolf. “The girls were all amazing and they all bought into the system. “We overcame more adversity than any other team I have been on. We had a lot of thing. I guarantee a couple weeks ago no team thought we would be in this position, but we are.”

“This year was extremely special for us,”said senior Whitney Battoe.“No one expected us to be where we are today. We believed all along and I had the best season with these girls. “Props to Mother McAuley, they had an amazing game and we tried to give then all we could. I wish we could have played

better, but honestly, I think we did all we could. I have had the best four years.These teammates have made me who I am.” Battoe said that getting to state and showing the underclassmen what it takes was as important as making it for themselves. “Tradition is everything at Benet,” she said. “We wanted to

show them that if you work hard and believe in yourself, you can do this.” The Redwings were paced by six kills each from Rachael Fara and Dana Griffin. Wolf tallied 13 digs, while Kelly O’Malley added 11 digs. Setter Stephanie Sinnappan posted 20 assists.




Defense shines in Trojans’ loss to Mt. Carmel By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Mt. Carmel came into its game against Downers Grove North having averaged 36 points per game on offense. The Trojans defense though was up to the challenge, allowing just one touchdown in the game, with that score coming on fourth down. However, it would not be enough as the Caravan (11-1) were victorious 7-0 Saturday in Downers Grove in a Class 7A quarterfinal. “I was so proud of them with the way they fought in the football game,” Downers North coach John Wander said. “The score shows how hard we played. Our defense bent and bent but didn’t break and I’m proud of them. “We run the same offense too, so we understand it.Their offense

can run it, but they didn’t put up the numbers they usually do.” Mt. Carmel ran 55 times for 232 yards and had 65 total plays for 256 yards. Meanwhile, Downers North had just 30 plays for the game for 26 yards. “All week we preached keeping a guy on their dive guy in the option,” Olekanma said. “It was great that we were able to execute that today.“We just couldn’t move the ball (on offense).” Mt Carmel drove down the field on its first possession, but on fourth-and-five from the Downers North 13, the Caravan were stopped in the backfield by Mitchell Coha. The Caravan’s next possession they failed on a fourth-and-eight from the 32. Then the Trojans forced a turnover as Richard Olekanma intercepted a pass in Caravan See DEFENSE, page 15

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Defensive back Michael Prochazka makes a tackle in Downers North’s 7-0 loss to Mt. Carmel Saturday.




Sims sisters’ goal: Help DGN win state trophy By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Athletic success in David and Janice Sims’ family runs deep, and we’re not exclusively referring to what’s taken place over the years at swimming pools in and around Downers Grove and throughout the country. David Sims was an all-American and All-Pac 10 swimmer at Stanford, and part of the U.S. national team that boycotted the 1980 Olympics. Janice, though, made her mark on the volleyball court, playing at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale during the mid-1980s and also competing internationally with the Canadian national team. The couple’s oldest children, Burke and Haley, were All-State swimmers at Downers North and, like their father, ended up attending Stanford. Burke, a recent Stanford graduate, was part of the Cardinal men’s team, while Haley—a prep allAmerican and the 2010 Illinois Swimmer of the Year—is in

her junior year on Stanford’s women’s team. This month, twin sisters Gabby and Maddy, the youngest Sims siblings, will be wearing purple and white for the final times in their standout prep careers. The Trojans hosted their own sectional Saturday, and the next stop is New Trier High School— site of this year’s state meet Nov. 22-23. They and the Trojans certainly are making the 2013 campaign a memorable one, rewriting school record books at regular intervals along the way. During the regular season, DGN knocked off two longtime nemeses, Naperville Central and Hinsdale Central, in dual meets for the first time. The Trojans recently achieved another first, too— capturing the West Suburban Conference Silver Division title in convincing fashion with 306 points, compared to 233 for runner-up Lyons Township and 224.5 for Hinsdale Central. Mike Sandrolini/Bugle Staff

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Downers North’s Gabby Sims is looking to defend her state title in the 100 free this weekend.




Trojans, Indy signee Costello look to move up in WSS By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Two-time defending champion Proviso West and Hinsdale Central remain the teams to beat in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division this season, but Downers North could very well be moving up in the standings. The Trojans have four returning starters, including fouryear varsity guard Sarah Costello, an All-WSS selection who last week signed a letter of intent to play at Division II University of Indianapolis. “I think it’s a great fit for me,” said Costello (5-10), the Trojans’ leading scorer last winter (13.3 points per game) who also drew interest from a few Division I schools. “There’s a lot more benefits for me, and I’m looking to win some championships, not just go D-I, but to be in a winning culture—somewhere I can benefit and get a lot of minutes.” Costello, of course, will be logging plenty of minutes again for the Trojans, who look to

improve on last year’s 9-19, 5-5 record. She’ll be joined in the backcourt by sophomores Lauren Procelli and 6-foot Jaida Green, each of whom started. The fourth returning starter is 6-2 forward Peyton Winters, who missed a third of the 2012-13 season with a broken finger. The Trojans also have senior forward Sydney Huggins back in the rotation. She missed most of last year after tearing her ACL. “We’re still young, but we’ve had a lot more experiences learning from last year,” secondyear head coach Stephan Bolt said.“We just hope to keep taking steps and moving forward.We’ve grown into roles a little bit better. (Our) defense is going to be better; we’ve worked really hard on getting better defensively, and that’s got to be what we do is stop people (first) and score second.” Bolt indicated the Trojans’ offense will go through Costello. “She’s got to touch the ball every time down the floor,” he said. “The great thing is, too, that

Peyton’s come a long way in the post and Jade has come a long way on the perimeter. We’ve got three kids that really can play and score the basketball a little bit. Now we’re not just one dimensional; we’ve got a lot of different options.” Benet will miss the graduated Christen Prasse, who led the club in scoring and assists. Nevertheless, the Redwings once again will be a force in the ESCC and could very well post another 20-win campaign in 2013-14. “If we shoot ball well, we will be in every single game, no question about that,”Benet coach Peter Paul said. “It’s just a matter of can we hold opposition to less points than we score.” Junior forward Emily Schramek (6-0) is a reliable scorer with her 13.6-point average from last year. Sophomore Kathleen Doyle and junior Emily Eshoo are returning starters at guard, and Eden Olson, a senior, provides the Redwings with added backcourt depth. See MOVE, page 15

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Downers North’s Sarah Costello signed with the University of Indianapolis last week.

Sports STATE Continued from page 13 “This season has been amazing, and so much fun,”Maddy said.“It’s really exciting to make history at our school. It’s really cool, I think, to be part of it, especially my senior year. We beat Hinsdale Central after trying for years.” “It’s been really rewarding,” added Gabby.“Having this be my senior year and having this team doing the best that we’ve ever done is really cool. It reinforces the love I have for the team and the girls, and I’m really proud of them.” Maddy, Gabby and the Trojans are trying to achieve what would be another first: placing in the top three at state, and with it, a team trophy. DGN took fourth as a team in 2010. “Looking forward, we’re going to have really great swims,” said Maddy, an all-stater in the 200yard freestyle as a sophomore who will be competing at state in four events—the 100-yard butterfly, the 200 medley relay

DEFENSE Continued from page 12 territory. However, the Caravan intercepted a pass on the ensuing play to end the lone threat of the game for the Trojans (7-5). The Caravan got it back down the field late in the first half and scored the lone points of the game on a one-handed catch by tight end Sam Connolly from

MOVE Continued from page 14 “We’ve got a pretty good core,” Paul said. “Kathleen Doyle has drawn a lot of (college) interest and is a very, very good player. We expect big things out of her. Emily Eshoo is a very, very good three-point shooter and she’ll set the table for us. Emily Schramek is a very good outside shooter.” The Redwings’ lineup got a boost during the off-season when Kendall McDermott, a junior who played quite a bit for Yorkville each of the past two years, transferred to Benet after moving with her family to



and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.“I think everyone is pretty pumped up for sectional and state. We’re just having fun and we want to swim as fast as we can. I think we’ll really turn some heads at state, and Gabby will do amazingly well.” Gabby already owns two individual state championships: the 100 backstroke in 2011 and 100 freestyle, which she won last season. If she wins a third, she’ll own bragging rights in the family. She’s presently tied with Haley, who has two state crowns. Gabby indicated she would like to go after the state record in the 100 freestyle next weekend. “I hope that I’ll be able to swim that race,” she said, “but it’s up to my coach, and I’ll do whatever the team needs me to do.The team comes first.” When asked if she’d call or text Haley to tell her she now owns the most state titles in the Sims family if she, indeed, gets a third, Gabby replied with a laugh, “I probably would, to be honest, just because we joke around like that and it’s funny.”

Gabby was interested in joining Haley at Stanford, but things didn’t work out. Instead, she’ll be swimming next year at Harvard, one of the Ivy League’s premier schools.Harvard finished last year as the No. 1 ranked midmajor team in the country by “Everything happens for a reason,” she said.“I really clicked well with girls on the team (during a visit), I really liked the coaches there and actually really enjoy Boston and Cambridge and being in the city. Obviously, the academics and prestige of the school is very special and very unique.” Maddy,meanwhile,has verbally committed to Northwestern. She admitted having a tough time deciding between Northwestern, Notre Dame, Princeton and Dartmouth, but ultimately chose NU due to her comfort level with the coaches and her future teammates. A big factor that swayed her, as well, was the chance to attend Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. “I’m an aspiring journalist and heard about the program and the

opportunities that come with it,” she said.“They (the coaches and team members) made me feel like a part of the team. I really feel like I can work well with them. It’s nice to have people who want to have you reach your potential.”

11-yards out on fourth-and-four. With Mt. Carmel driving at the end of the first half, the Trojans’ Joseph Hill sacked quarterback Marko Boricich to end the half at 7-0. The two teams went back-andforth defensively throughout the second half. Downers North got its lone first down of the game on a 10-yard run by Sebastian Calvino with 10 minutes left in the game. The Trojans had two chances in the closing minutes, but went three-and-out and threw an

interception. “Not scoring was the difference in the game,” Wander said. “If we scored we were going to go for two and try to win it. Our defense held on and held on. That (Mt Carmel) is a great defense. We like to run the ball and it is tough to run against them. They are big, physical and fast, so hat’s off to them.” Despite the loss, the seniors helped turn the tide of the program with back-to-back quarterfinal appearances.

“It was a great group of seniors and I’m really going to miss them,”Wander said.“You just saw them give their hearts out on the field. It was a wonderful job by the seniors.” “We’ve all played together since fifth and sixth grade,” Olekanma said. “It’s really great that we were able to get back in the playoffs the past two years. Obviously we wish we could’ve gone further the past two years.” TheTrojans overcame adversity and injuries throughout the year

and it paid off in the end. “We overcame having our big athletes not on the field,”Wander said. “We had other people stepping up and everyone stayed together as a team. It was a different star each week.” “I think the experience really helped us,” Olekanma said. “We had a lot of our guys who were injured back for the Whitney Young game, so it was good to get those guys back.”

Naperville. “She’s going to help us,” Paul said. “She will be our tallest kid at 6-0, 6-1. She’s a nice addition for us and it gives us a little bit of height, but she has to get used to playing our style. We’ll push ball a little more than she’s used to.” Downers South has a new head coach, Lyndsie Long—a former Division III All-American at Elmhurst College and the school’s all-time leading scorer who succeeds longtime coach Ellen O’Brien. It’s Long’s first go-around as a varsity head coach, but she’s relishing the opportunity. “I’ve enjoyed every aspect of taking over as head coach,” Long said.“There’s a lot of things outside of the actual coaching

part that I’m still learning, but it will get easier with time. The on-court coaching is so much fun. I’m blessed to be part of the basketball community here at DGS.” Long takes over a squad that finished in the middle of the pack in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division last season. Seniors Claire Hardy, an All-West Suburban Gold pick, and Melissa McLean are among the Mustangs’ top returning players, along with senior Nicole Landrosh. Juniors expected to contribute include Megan Muench, Vashae Easley and Ava Polier. “Defensively, we just need to play as a team and communicate,” Long said. “I’m still trying to instill in my players’ heads that

even if we are playing man-toman, it is not one vs. one defense. It is a team concept. Offensively, we are working on a brand new offense. It is taking some time, but with repetition and patience it should be a successful offense.” Westmont has been one of the I-8’s better teams over the years—it went 18-12, 6-4 in 2012-13—but veteran coach Mike McCord is down to eight varsity players this season. The Sentinels have two returning starters: junior Mara Casper and sophomore Annie Carlson, both guards. Other returnees are Rachel Kurt, Hailey Lechelt and Alayna Vandercarr. “For our team to be successful, we have to play intelligently,” McCord said. “We will not

overwhelm teams with our ability. We will have to slow teams down on defense, and look for the best available shot for the best available player on offense.” Lisle won 20 games last year under coach Dan Murray, but Murray left over the summer to become coach of Marian Catholic, the 2012-13 Class 4A state champion. New coach Nick Balaban inherits a nucleus of players who are returning letterwinners, led by senior center Sierra Birdsell and junior forward Kate Twaddle. Guards Val Melo (senior) and Kelsey Kretman (junior) are back, as is junior forward Sarah Mogensen.

SECTIONAL Downers North dominated its own sectional, winning every event and finished first with 293 points. The 200 medley relay of Gabby and Maddy Sims, Gabriele Serniute and Emily Albrecht (1:42.48), the 200 freestyle relay of Albrecht, Serniute, Lindsay Mathys and Maddy Sims (1:36.63) and the 400 freestyle of Albrecht, Mathys and Gabby and Maddy Sims (3:28.45) were all victorious. Individual winners went to Mathys in the 200 free (1:52.73) and 500 free (5:03.41), Serniute in the 200 IM (2:03.68) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.21), Albrecht in the 50 free (23.74), Emily Aument in diving (455.9), Maddy Sims in the 100 fly (55.78) and

Gabby Sims in the 100 free (51.19) and 100 back (54.98). Daria Wick in the 50 free (24.04) and Elizabeth Aument in diving (434.35) also qualified for state. Benet finished second at the Downers North Sectional with 196 points. Qualifying for state for the Redwings are the 200 free relay of Ally Michaels, Kelly Wentland, Kate Joyce and MaryClaire Webb (1:38.53), the same four in the 400 free relay (3:34.11), Michaels in the 100 backstroke (58.68) and 100 fly (58.64), Alanna Galvan in the 100 back (59.48), Webb in the 100 free (52.22) and 50 free (24.37), Laura Mathews in the 500 free (5:09.85) and Joyce in the 100 fly (56.99) and 200 free (1:53.31). •Downers South had a pair of qualifiers from the Lyons Sectional. Alyssa Reinholz qualified in the 50 free and Aimee Dragas advanced in the 50 free for athletes with disabilities (46.81) and the 100 free for athletes with disabilities (1:43.10).

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Learn how to lead from a legend Former USF coach Pat Sullivan authors book on leadership By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Former University of St. Francis coach Pat Sullivan was a leader for the better part of his adult life. As a coach for 34 years, he led his teams to more than 500 athletic victories. As an administrator, he led his university to athletic success. Now, three years after retiring from coaching, he is back leading again. This time he is doing it by way of his new book,“ATTITUDE: The Cornerstone of Leadership.” A native of Joliet and an alumnus of both Joliet Catholic High School and Lewis University (‘65), Sullivan has spoken to many a room about attitude and leadership and what it takes to be a good leader in athletics, business and life and at the encouragement of former players Randy Stelter and Tom Kennedy, he decided to put pen to paper and share his message with the masses. “Those two guys knew I had been speaking on attitude and leadership for nearly 30 years,” Sullivan said. “They encouraged me to write a book and since I am retired now, I had the time to do it.” Sullivan, a member of five athletic halls of fame, refers to three leaders he work with over the years - Gordie Gillespie, Bishop Roger Kaffer and Dr. John C. Orr - and looks at how they impacted his life and made him the leader he is. In the book,he breaks down the word ATTITUDE into an acronym and assigns a word to each letter to define how the right attitude makes the right leader. Sullivan was looking to get

his message out to those in a leadership position as well as those who aspire to be leaders. “There is an awful lot written on attitude,” Sullivan said. “There are a plethora written on leadership, but I know of very few, if any, books that connect the two.A big part of the audience is athletic leaders and business leaders.” So, what makes a former coach and athletic administrator the right person to educate business leaders? “I am finding that today in business, they are not talking about directing or managing, they talk about coaching people,” Sullivan said.“So, we thought that if a coach could translate that to a business leader and get them to consider on their own attitude and see where they could change some things.” Sullivan said he is hoping his readers take the same approach to his message as he did when attending clinics over the years. “Over my career, I probably went to more than 1,000 coaching clinics where coaches taught other coaches,” he said. “I always thought that if I could come away with two or three things from each clinic that I could apply to my teaching, it was a successful clinic.That is the ultimate hope in the book.We want a reader to say, ‘I never thought of that.’ If there are two or three things they can take away, we are successful.” As a coach, there is no more public and dissected leader out there and Sullivan understood how to deal with that scrutiny. “As a coach, you make a decision during the course of the game, you make a decision of when to go into your delay game and half of the people in the

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Longtime St. Francis basketball coach Pat Sullivan authored a book on leadership.

crowd are saying, ‘What in God’s name is he doing? And then there is playing time.You never get into coaching to hurt kids, but you do hurt them. You decide who plays and who doesn’t play as much and that hurts them. And the scrutinization, how about when the game is over and you get in the locker room and the TV people, the written media and the radio people asking questions

and you have to give the reasons you made the decisions you did. The toughest scrutiny for me as a coach was me. After a game at 3 a.m. when you are laying there in bed wondering why you made that decision.” Sullivan’s book can be purchased at for $8.99 for a paperback or for $3.99 delivered to your Kindle. The book has been out since

September and to date, it has already tripled the unit sales of an average independent published book. “I really didn’t know if anyone would buy it,” he said. “All I hope is that when people read it that first off, they enjoy it and secondly that they think about some of the concepts in the book that will make them better leaders.”




Stressed-out family caregivers also need care, personal time By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency

Before his recent death, my father was in the hospital for the better part of four months and the experience was both agonizing and illuminating. My family had been through a number of health issues with my father, but none so long, drawn-out and chronic as the most recent one. We are fortunate in that the majority of his care was almost entirely covered by Medicare, so the financial effect of the illness was limited. But the emotional drain was enormous. Throughout the process, my family developed a number of coping techniques from which I hope others can benefit. These ideas are not new, but they’re good reminders for families who are facing illnesses and the friends who want to support them. 1. Create and maintain notes for the patient

It’s helpful for one of the caregivers to take notes at doctors’ meetings. Invariably, someone new comes on the

scene, asking for a brief historyone that provides more than just the data on a medical chart. Additionally, while patients and loved ones are present during medical consultations, their minds are often racing, which makes it difficult to retain important details. The notes provide a way to review what transpired later, when they are able to absorb the information. My sister and I alternated the note-taking role and maintained a lengthy document, with every doctor’s name and contact information, which was instrumental in staying on top of the process. It was a way to exert just a tiny bit of control during an out-of-control time in our lives. 2. Take off a day from time to time

It was hard for my mother to not be in the hospital, but sometimes my sister and I had to step in and plead with her to take off a day and to rest. The grueling emotional demands on a caregiver can have a physical impact, too. Check in with all of the caregivers and also encourage them to take care of themselves.

3. Communicate with each other

From logistics, like who’s going to be at the hospital and when; to larger issues like important medical decisions, it’s important to make time to talk to one another.If you have a larger family, you’ll need to determine the best way to do this - a friend told me that she and her siblings would conduct weekly conference calls to catch up! Regardless of the method, the point is to make sure that everyone is on the same page, including the patient. 4. Ask for help from friends

We have a small family, but my parents have two sets of best friends, who were unbelievable in every way you could imagine. They would help with mundane tasks like driving and meal planning and were also the beacons of emotional support that we needed. They helped disseminate information to other friends, relieving my mother of the burden of having to be on the phone constantly. Thankfully, the larger circle of friends checked in on us,

but not in a way that made us feel like we had to respond to them. In this way, technology is wonderful: A simple text or e-mail that says, “I’m thinking about you and sending lots of good energy” is great. Conversely, it’s tough to field questions like “What’s happening?”A good rule of thumb to think about when sending a note to caregivers is to try to express your concern without requiring them to do anything in return. 5. Use the medical community

My father was cared for at New York University Hospital, a large city institution. While many would think that the size of a place like NYU would be impersonal, we found the opposite to be true. The doctors,

nurses, social workers and aides were incredibly caring, helpful and collaborative. We didn’t hesitate to ask for help, but here’s the key: We always expressed our gratitude for everything they did for us. These professionals are generally overworked and stressed, so a thank you, a plate of cookies, or a smile was always appreciated. (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editorat-Large for www.CBSMoneyWatch. com. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her podcast and blog, “Jill on Money,” as well as on television and radio. She welcomes comments and questions at


News Briefs Westmont Junior High 6th graders earn third place Fifteen Westmont Junior High School students competed against 34 other middle schools in the Montini High School 27th annual mathematics contest. After two hard fought battles during both the individual and team competitions, the sixthgrade team consisting of Griffin C., Trisha Mae C., Mia B., Nick

C., and Emily C. took home third place. Trisha Mae C. also took home third place in the sixth grade individual competition. Seventh grade students participating were Michael T., Matt O., Saleena E., Mollie J., and Ben B. Eighth grade was represented by Justin G., Claire C., Ben L., Dan H., and Macey C.

St. Mary of Gostyn

places at the Montini Catholic Grade School Math Competition Montini Catholic High School hosted its 27th Annual Grade School Math Competition Nov. 9. This year, the event welcomed a record 543 sixth- through eighth-grade Mathletes from 35 different schools. This was the largest number of participants in the contest’s

history, breaking last year’s mark of 463. Students were challenged first with an individual test and second with a team test. The schools were divided into four divisions: Euclid, Pythagoras, Riemann, and a Geometry division. The event ended with an Awards Assembly, during which Montini Catholic recognized the top 10 individual scores of each division as well as the top 3 teams’ scores of each of the

four divisions. The St. Mary of Gostyn Catholic School in Downers Grove seventh-grade team, consisting of Tommy Blackmore, Patrick Enochs, Joseph Martens, Charlie Romenesko, and Danny Testin, came in third place. In the individual competition, Tommy Blackmore came in seventh with Joseph Martens and Charlie Romenesko tying for ninth place.



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Body language is much more eloquent than words Q. Over the last year, I have been repeatedly surprised by the hidden agendas of my boss, coworkers and clients. They say one thing and then do another. I do listen carefully to what people say. How can I figure out what is really going on without being psychic? A. Only 7 percent of what people at work actually mean can be found in their words. The rest of the content can only be understood if you pay attention to the tone of voice and body language of the people in your office. There are two brain levels that influence how people act. The first, our rational mind, is who we think we are. The selection of words is made by our rational mind. The second, and far more powerful level,is our unconscious mind.Our unconscious influences our body language and tone of voice. The most difficult part of understanding human beings is

that we all are relatively unaware of our unconscious mind. Other people often attempt to give us feedback that we sounded angry, or appeared hurt, but mostly we will deny this information. However, these subterranean emotional currents that flow through our unconscious mind are the prime drivers behind our behavior. We tend to be good at rationalizing our unconscious behavior. For instance, we say we didn’t want to scold a coworker; we just wanted to be helpful. We may explain that we didn’t want to publicly embarrass our controlling boss; we corrected him in public because we were being accurate. We have a million ways to avoid acknowledging that we actually were mad, sad or scared, because these unconscious emotional reactions seem immature. In your next boring meeting, try this experiment. Tune out the words and just watch the body language and tone of voice. What

do you suddenly notice about the agendas of the people in the meeting that you would have missed before? You can see how confusing it is for all of us to walk around receiving and giving communications where we say one thing but actually mean another.To add to this complexity, if someone else tries to point out our body language or tone, we’ll get mad and deny the validity of those data. So how can we listen when the body talks without getting in trouble? Start by pretending people don’t mean what they say and watch their body language and tone of voice like a hawk. Don’t confront anyone with your new amazing insights about their unconscious. Do proceed by using the information you just gathered to see others’ hidden agendas and real goals. Also pay close attention to what people around you tell you about your unconscious communication. Rather than getting annoyed next time someone says you looked or sounded upset, contemplate this

We tend to be good at rationalizing our unconscious behavior. For instance, we say we didn’t want to scold a coworker; we just wanted to be helpful.

person may be picking up your nonverbal communication. We can get to know our unconscious if we stop defending who we think we are and start listening to how others experience us. We all leak out a symphony of meaning in our facial expressions and vocal intonations that are dramatically more accurate than the words we say.When you have to pick between listening when the body talks and believing the words, go with the body language and you’ll rarely be wrong. Q. I sacrifice a lot to do an amazing job at work, and I’m not seeing any rewards. Don’t companies reward the employees who work the most and do the best job?

A. No, companies reward employees who do a good job but also have a clear contract about what they are getting back. If you don’t negotiate your rewards you are just engaging in martyr-dumb.

(Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www. or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.)


Giving their son some problems Dear Dave, We’ve been supporting our son while he’s in college. He just finished his sophomore year, but he told us the other day he has dropped out of school and isn’t going back. He’s been playing in a band on weekends, and he has this vague idea of becoming a musician. We don’t think this is a good idea, but we still want to be supportive … just not too supportive. We want him to be financially independent, as well.

How should we handle this? Karen Dear Karen, This kid is about to have some problems. Not only has he made a bad decision, but he should have consulted with you guys before he quit school. He owed you that much if you were supporting him this whole time. In my opinion, you and your husband have one job right now. That job is to stand back and let life happen to this kid. If he thinks he’s a man, let him go out and prove it. Wish him the best and tell him you hope he becomes the rich and famous rock star he wants to be. But make sure he understands you’re not going to support him financially when he’s doing something you both feel is a bad idea. The First National Bank of Mom and Dad is officially closed! Understand that I’m not suggesting you turn your backs on this guy. Let him know how

much you both love him and that you’ll be praying for him. Invite him over for dinner once in a while, stay in touch, and make sure he knows that family deals like Thanksgiving and Christmas are still business as usual. However, as far as paying for his rent, utilities, gas, food and cell phone bill? That stuff’s not happening. This may sound tough, but it was his decision. In the end, let him know you’ll be there to help just like before if he wises up and decides to finish school. But until then? Little boy, you signed up for this trip! —Dave Dear Dave, Should I lower my 401(k) contributions in order to pay off my car and home? Jack Dear Jack, If you’re following my plan, the first thing you should do is set aside an emergency fund of $1,000. That’s Baby Step 1. Next comes Baby Step 2, which means paying off all of your debt except for your house. This

would include your car. During this time you should temporarily stop any kind of investing and retirement contributions. Once the only debt left is your mortgage, it’s time to move on to Baby Step 3. Now you concentrate on growing your emergency fund to the point where you have three to six months of expenses set aside. Once this is done, you can attack Baby Step 4, which is investing 15 percent of your pre-tax income for retirement. For you, it would mean re-starting the contributions to your 401(k). The rest of the plan goes like this. Baby Step 5 is putting money into your kids’ college funds, while Baby Step 6 is putting everything you can scrape together towards paying off the house early. After that comes the real fun. Baby Step 7 is the point where you simply build wealth and give. Follow these steps, Jack, and I promise you’ll have lots of fun and lots of cash. You’ll have financial peace! —Dave

Woodridge mini-triathlon earns Illinois Governor’s Home Town Award Four Woodridge Rotary Club members traveled to Springfield on Nov. 5 to participate in an awards ceremony at the Illinois Executive Mansion, where Gov. Pat Quinn announced the winners of the 31st annual Governor’s Hometown Awards. “The Governor’s Home Town Awards honor the efforts of 22 remarkable groups who have selflessly dedicated their time and efforts to making their communities a better place to live,” Quinn said. “We applaud these groups of volunteers for improving the lives of others and truly making a difference in our state.” Attending the ceremony for the Woodridge Rotary Club were Mike Adams, Director of the Woodridge Park District; Mayor Gina Cunningham;Village Manager Katy Rush; and Rich Moore, owner of Shanahan’s Pub in Woodridge. The Woodridge Rotary Club started its mini triathlon 14 years

ago as a way to have fun and promote good health. The event has grown from 60 participants to more than 700 this past year. It is not only a major athletic event in the community, but it has become the major fundraiser for the Woodridge Rotary Club, which gives the proceeds back to non-profit organizations in the area. Volunteers provide almost all the work on the event. The Governor’s Home Town Award recipients are selected by volunteer judges who review and rank applications based on a variety of factors, including local need, volunteer participation, use of resources and results achieved. The projects are judged within their population categories as well as within project categories. Project categories include services and mentorship, beautification and sustainability, parks and recreation, memorials and monuments and history and historic preservation.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS 2011 CH 005233 OneWest Bank, FSB PLAINTIFF Vs. Steve Merritt a/k/a Steven T. Merritt; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/16/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-29-205-031 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 625 72nd Court Downers Grove, IL 60516 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-32481. I570991 Published 11/6, 11/13, 11/20









LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS 2011 CH 005233 OneWest Bank, FSB PLAINTIFF Vs. Steve Merritt a/k/a Steven T. Merritt; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/16/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 31 IN BLOCK 2 IN MEDEMA’S EL SIERRA SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 4, 1968, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R6851439, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 09-29-205-031 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 625 72nd Court Downers Grove, IL 60516 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-1132481. I570991 Published 11/6, 11/13, 11/20


CALENDAR Continued from page 5 fortunate. Children ages 8 and up are welcome to volunteer, too. Reserve your time slot at www. default.asp?ievent=1061211 and click on “Volunteer to Pack.”

NOVEMBER 28 Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Emmett’s Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Members are dedicated to supporting and raising the awareness of charitable organizations, individuals in need, and the community. New members always welcome. www. Bonfield Express 5k Run/ Walk. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Main and Grove streets, Downers Grove. 10th annual Thanksgiving Day race to honor the memory of Downers Grove South father, coach, and teacher Jim Bonfield. Online registration: $25/individual and $85/family;

Race Day registration: $30/ individual and $100/family; Nov. 27 & 28: $35/individual only. For more information, visit www.

NOVEMBER 29 Tree Lighting Ceremony. 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Village of Downers Grove. Join the mayor in the countdown to turn on the lights of the tree at the Main Street Train Station. Over 1,000 ornaments handmade by local youth decorate the tree. Refreshments will be served inside the train station from 4 to 5 p.m. The Downers Grove Choral Society and scout troops will lead the crowd in songs of the season.

NOVEMBER 29DECEMBER 1 Gingerbread Festival. November 29-30 and December 1,2013 Downtown Downers Grove. Activities include: Gingerbread Man Hunt all day long; Story-time at the Downers Grove Library 3:30pm,Doors open at 3:15 p.m. & space is limited; Procession to the Tree Lighting Ceremony after Story-time; Tree Lighting Ceremony; 4th Annual American Express Small Business

Saturday all day long; Visit with Santa in his Gingerbread House 1-4pm; Breakfast with Santa (Lemon Tree 9-10am, Kristina’s Café 10am-11am, Pinecone Cottage 11am-12pm, Emmett’s Ale House 12-1pm) Reservations required. For more information and a full list of events, visit www.

NOVEMBER 30 Westmont Holly Days. Start your day in downtown Westmont as we provide many characters and activities for everybody. Frosty will be teaching a new dance called the Snowball Shuffle at the Center for Dance. Then you’ll be able to get your picture taken and watch “The Grinch.” The Scrooge will be lurking around somewhere as well as the Nutcracker. Uncle Bub’s will be providing a cookie decorating event as well. Santa’s reindeer and the elves will land at the Westmont Centre lawn at 3:45 p.m. and stay for pictures until 4:30 p.m..After that, they will join the parade and return to the lawn until 6:45 p.m.. The Westmont High School Madrigals will be singing their favorite holiday songs in the Westmont Centre

lobby.The Frosty & Friends Parade will begin at 5 p.m. and march down Cass Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Richmond Street. The parade will conclude with Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the Village of Westmont tree! Children of all ages can join Santa in the Westmont Centre afterwards for treats and a visit. Used Cooking Oil Collection. 9 a.m to 12 p.m. If you fire up the turkey fryer forThanksgiving,here’s one solution of what to do with the used liquid cooking oil. Bring the liquid in its original container, milk jug or bucket to Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave, (same area as the montly electronics recycling) or any of the other listed locations. Collected oil will be turned into clean burning biofuels. For more information, contact SCARCE at 630-545-9710.

DECEMBER 1 Toy Drive. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at All Nations Fellowship Church, 3700 Fairview Drive, Downers Grove. Donations will benefit underserved children up to age 18 in DG Township. In appreciation, a complimentary family portrait will be offered to each donor courtesy


of Marcus Turner Photography. For a suggested list of toys, gifts or specific family wish list; Mrs. Verdun (630) 708-2229, or

DECEMBER 2 Santa Letters. At the Woodridge Community Center. FREE to Woodridge Park District Residents Only Won’t your children be surprised to receive a personal letter from Santa? Just stop by the Community Center from November 25 – December 2 during office hours to give Santa’s helpers the necessary information. Letters will be sent the week of December 9. District 58 Digital Learning Workshop. At the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. Parents will learn about digital tools including executive functioning skills such as calendaring, task management, reminders, communication, and organization. Learn about accessing the library’s digital materials including ebooks, emagazines and online databases. The workshops also will address internet safety and digital citizenship.



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