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Museum announces new Artist in Residence program Residency is partially funded by the City of Naperville’s Special Events Cultural Amenities Fund This summer DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) will give young children the chance to create sideby-side with a working artist as the Museum launches a new Artist-inResidence program. This program will bring professional artists with a variety of expertise to DCM’s Studio. Claire Reynes, a Chicagobased artist, papermaker, and educator, kicked off the program on July 5. As the Artist-in-Residence, Reynes will bring a pop-up papermaking studio to the Museum. Reynes

explained, “The papermaking process is extremely inclusive. Because of the range of the craft and the sensory quality of materials, children as young as 12 months old can engage in the experience by pouring pulp into a container or squeezing colored pulp onto a wet sheet. A five-year-old can stand next to their grandparent, both working with the same tools, and each will come out of the vat with completely different interpretations of the material.” Reynes graduated from Uni-

MORE INFO Admission to DuPage Children’s Museum is $12 for adults and children age 1 and older, and $10 for seniors; it’s free for members and children less than one year. Check DCM’s website for more information at www. and follow DCM on Facebook and Twitter.

versity of Illinois with a degree in Art Education and is certified to teach Art for grades K - 12. She has taught different ages and in a variety of settings including a creative

seminar at Walter Payton High School, a summer program for After School Matters at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Humboldt Park, and an after-school art program at Longfellow Elementary in Oak Park. She currently teaches Art at Mark Twain Elementary. “No matter where I am teaching or who I am working with, I am always striving to cultivate that sense of community which in turn fosters an open, creative energy,” Reynes stated. Reynes will be in DCM’s Studio July 5 - August 9, 2018 on Thursdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. She will also be at Naperville’s Riverwalk Fine Arts Fair Septem-

ber 15-16 at the Museum’s Booth. The Artist in Residence program is an opportunity for children and families to observe, learn, and interact with a professional artist. The artist and children will share in a collaborative, open-ended process of creating art together. “This enriching environment and creative arts experience provides opportunities to further a child’s understanding and appreciation of visual art, helps children find the artistic potential in unlikely materials, and engages children in the joy and freedom of self-expression, discovery, and imagination,” said Theresa Suchy McGraw, Art Specialist, DuPage Children’s Museum.


Police release July 4th enforcement statistics Lisle Police Department made 11 drunk-driving arrests and issued four seat belt citations The Lisle Police Department made 11 drunk-driving arrests and issued four seat belt citations, 11 speeding citations, one arrest for a revoked driver’s license, two arrests on warrants, and seven other moving violations during the recent July Fourth Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket crackdown. Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk and drugged drivers off our roadways and encourage seat belt use. Lisle Police Department joined forces with more than 150 other state and local law enforcement agencies conducting the crackdown campaign, which featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities including a media campaign. The recent law enforcement effort was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

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Mistwood attempts to break hot dog record Employees, community attempt record for longest hot dog line BY MARK GREGORY Editorial Director @Hear_The_Beard

For 20 years, Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville has hosted its patriotic themed Stars & Stripes golf tournament on the 4th of July. The event features patriotic costumed golfers, fireworks and entertainment on most holes all in the spirit of celebration for America’s birthday. This year, however, Mistwood wanted more. So the staff of Mistwood got together to brainstorm and outside of red, white and blue clad golfers and bombs bursting in air, there are few things that rival that in terms of celebrating Independence Day more than hot dogs. “In celebration of the 20-year anniversary of Mistwood, we wanted to do something a little crazy,” said Jimmy Koklas, Food and Beverage Director at Mistwood Golf Club. “And we thought, July is national hot dog month, so why not go after a record that includes hot dogs. We Googled the Guinness Book of World Records hot dog records and decided that we wanted to go after the longest line of cooked hot dogs, because logistically, we had the

space on the golf course to do this.” More than 250 staff, volunteers and spectators showed up at the public golf course to help set the world record by lining up - and subsequently eating - 2,496 hot dogs from tee to the green on the 3rd hole, a 556-yard par 5. The nearly 1,800 uneaten hot dogs were donated to MoringStar Mission in Joliet. “We have built a culture at Mistwood of hosting events that are fun, entertaining, and even a little crazy. Jim Koklas came up with the ideas for more than a few of them, including the Beer vs. Beer dinner we hosted using a full-size wrestling ring as a stage. We wanted to do something fun this summer, and Jimmy immediately started thinking about how to involve hot dogs on the golf course,” said Dan Bradley, General Manager of Mistwood. “Jimmy is a food and beverage professional, and when he came to Mistwood three years ago he had extensive experience running restaurants all over the country, but he had never worked at a golf course before. He was completely amazed at the amount of hot dogs that are consumed at our golf course—at every golf course really. So he started

thinking of ways to host a fun event that featured hot dogs and that is when he turned to the Guinness Book of World Records. The rest is now history.” The new record of 1,162-feet, 11-inches clipped the old record of 1,157 feet, held by Nakakyushu Kubota of Japan. “We ended up beating the record by just under six feet. The previous record was 1,157 feet,” Koklas said. “The game plan was we wanted to go 1,200 feet, but we did not account for shrinkage of the hot dog after they were cooked and wrapped. About half way through, we were nervous we wouldn’t have enough hot dogs to beat it. We did and we ended up at 1,162-feet, 11-inches.” All that is left to do now is to submit the evidence to the Guinness Book of World Records and wait for the record to be verified. While the event was fun, earning a verified record is not an easy task. “I applied for this is early March and after 13 weeks, we got the email that we were officially allowed to go for the record,” Koklas said. “We partnered with Vienna Beef and they are celebrating their 125th anniversary as a company and we have a good relationship with them and they donated a good portion of the hot dogs to us. We had rules and regulations. The hot dog had to be in a bun, the hot


Taiwanese dancers and gourmet chef travel to U.S. for Taste of Westmont On July 9 at 10 a.m., Hsinchu County, Taiwan Magistrate Ching Chun Chiu and a delegation of 26 officials arrived at the Westmont Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy Street to be welcomed and greeted by Mayor Gunter, elected officials, and Westmont village staff. The Taiwanese delegation includes a dance troupe and a gourmet chef, all of whom will partake in this year’s Taste of Westmont, July 12-15. “This has been an amazing relationship between our community and Hsinchu County in Taiwan,” said Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter. “We’ve had numerous cultural exchanges, a very successful student exchange program, and now

we our welcoming our Sister City friends here in Westmont for the first time. We are very excited to show the Magistrate Chiu and the Hsinchu delegation our community and the Chicagoland area.” While in Westmont, the dance troupe will present a “taste-size” 15-minute performance at the Taste of Westmont on Friday, July 13 at 7:45 p.m. on the main stage. Then on Saturday, July 14, the dance troupe will present a full 90-minute performance at the Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive in Westmont. Tickets are available at 630-670-5434 or The master gourmet chef will prepare Taiwanese cuisine which

will be offered at the Sister City Food Booth during the Taste of Westmont, July 13-15 in downtown Westmont on Cass Avenue. “This will be a great opportunity for fest-goers to try a variety of authentic food items as they are prepared in Hsinchu County,” said Angela Yang, Sister City Ambassador. “We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the wonderful food from this amazing chef.” For more information regarding the Taste of Westmont, visit or call 630-8299378. For information regarding the Sister City Program, contact Committee Chair Larry McIntyre at or 630-417-0280.

dog had to be edible after it was over, the hot dog could not be more than seven inches long, they had to be touching at each end. We also had to be as sanitary as possible, so we couldn’t just lay them in the grass, so we had to rent 150, 8-foot long tables to lay them on. We had to hire a professional surveyor to do the official measurement. We needed a lot of photographic and video evidence. “I think a week or two before I came to the realization that this was going to be more than just throwing hot dogs in a line and measuring them. Just the table set up alone took about an hour and a half with eight people working to

set them up. Our chef started cooking the hot dogs at 6am to be used by 2pm. It took about seven hours to wrap all of them. “ Even after all that, the Mistwood staff had to scramble at the end. “As we were about to do the measurements, someone in the crowd told us that we had forgot to put some hot dogs at the beginning of the table,” Koklas said. “I was the one that set the first hot dog, so I made sure it was in line with the edge of the table. Apparently, some golfers coming off the hole next to us saw the hot dogs and grabbed four of them. So, we had to scramble to get four more out there.”





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Ronald Reagan’s ‘quintessential’ story began at Eureka College Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932 BY LENORE SOBOTA OF THE PANTAGRAPH Illinois may be known as the Land of Lincoln, but it’s another president with Illinois roots who offers lessons to which people today can more easily relate, say officials of Ronald Reagan’s alma mater. Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. He went on to become a sports broadcaster, movie and television actor, governor of California and the 40th president of the United States. “The Reagan story is the quintessential Illinois story,” said Michael Murtagh, the college’s vice president for institutional advancement. “He is a person who came from small-town Illinois and made a difference in the world.” As noted by Mike Thurwanger, head of the Reagan Leadership Program at the college: “One of the things he offers is the understanding that an individual from humble beginnings can rise to a position where he has an impact on the world.” While not downgrading the importance of Abraham Lincoln, Murtagh notes: “Lincoln grew up in a log cabin. … People can’t relate to that.” Reagan, on the other hand, faced financial struggles, went to college on a “needy student” scholarship while also working, and had a father with a drinking problem, said Murtagh. “His life struggles exemplify many of the life struggles our students still face,” he said. “He is proof that you can overcome that kind of thing. Reagan’s life is something students can relate to.” Thurwanger said Reagan’s “Midwestern and Illinois values colored the way he approached things” and even some of his critics would like to see a return to some of what he was known for, such as his ability to “work across the aisle, which we don’t seem to be doing today.” Signs of Reagan’s life both before and after his graduation remain on campus — and not just in the Reagan

Museum that opened in 1994 in the Cerf Center. There is the chapel where Reagan gave his first speech as a college freshman. “The chapel hasn’t changed a lot,” said Murtagh “The pews have been removed but the feel is still there.” But for Murtagh, “The Reagan Peace Garden stands out for me.” Dedicated in May 2000, the garden contains a bronze bust of a smiling Reagan by artist Lonnie Steward and a 5-by-4-foot section of the Berlin Wall, given by the Federal Republic of Germany. Around the base that holds the bust are quotes from Reagan’s 1982 commencement address, at which he outlined his plans for seeking peace with the Soviet Union and for strategic arms reduction, with a goal of “dismantling the nuclear menace.” “Peace is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means,” reads one of the quotes. The impact of Reagan teaming with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to end the Cold War is not lost on Thurwanger and Murtagh. “Both of us are Cold War veterans,” said Thurwanger, noting that he and Murtagh each served in the military for 20 years. “I’m not sure the current generation has a full grasp of his importance” in ending the Cold War. A plaque in front of the section of the Berlin Wall contains the famous quote from Reagan’s 1987 visit to West Berlin: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Gorbachev dismissed the role that Reagan played in the eventual dismantling of the wall. But during a visit to Eureka College in 2009, the former Soviet leader said, “When all is said and done, he was a great man.” Gorbachev is among many dignitaries, including former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who have visited Eureka College over the years because of the Reagan connection and the efforts of the Ronald Reagan Society at Eureka College to preserve his legacy. Another way that legacy is continued is through the Reagan Leadership Program, which provides scholarships

and mentorships to students. “The idea is to develop their leadership potential,” said Thurwanger. “We use a servant-leader model,” which emphasizes using skills to help others become leaders themselves. He added, “Our goal is developing all students so they leave as leaders.” Speaking at the 1982 commencement, 50 years after his own graduation, Reagan said, “Everything that’s been good in my life began here.” It was a phrase he repeated on several occasions, but it wasn’t just talk. It was at Eureka College that Reagan gave his first speech as a 17-year-old freshman. He called for a vote of the student body on a student strike over a campus dispute with the college president and the board of trustees — a board on which he would later serve as an alumnus A double-major in economics and sociology, Reagan also competed on the football and swim teams, acted in 14 plays, served in student government and was a fraternity member. Reagan admitted his involvement in athletics may have drawn attention away from academics. “Even now I wonder what I’d have accomplished if I’d studied harder,” he quipped in that 1982 commencement speech, during his first term in the White House. But involvement in such multiple activities continues to be encouraged at Eureka. Calling such involvement “a critical component” of Reagan’s education, Murtagh said, “Students more than ever need to be participants” to develop their leadership and communications skills. As Reagan said in a 1982 interview with Pantagraph columnist Bill Flick: “One thing about a small school: You can’t hide. Students were drafted into those things and found horizons broadened and found themselves able to do things that they never would have attempted.” Lenore Sobota can be reached at lsobota@ or on Twitter at @ph_ sobota. Editor’s note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at





RULES Plainfield North’s Gavin Doyle is 2018 Voyager Media/Charlie Donovan Player of the Year

BY MARK GREGORY Editorial Director @Hear_The_Beard

Heading into the season, Plainfield North had big plans for senior Gavin Doyle. He was all set to be a contributor at the plate, at shortstop and on the mound. However, after five starts and only 13 2/3 innings this season, backup shortstop Jacob Shearer was lost with an ankle injury and Doyle was kept at shortstop. “I was going to throw a lot this year, but our backup shortstop sprained his ankle really bad and we had enough solid arms that they didn’t really need me,” Doyle said. So, while he wasn’t able to help the Tigers on the rubber, he did so at the plate and in the field. An excellent defender, Doyle batted .387 on the season. Of his 43 hits, 22 were for extra bases, as

he posted 10 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and drove in 41. He posted a .757 slugging percentage and 1.242 OPS. His play helped Plainfield North win the IHSA Class 4A state title, the first in school history. He was also tabbed as the MVP of the Southwest Prairie Conference, an All-State selection by the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association and is also the 2018 recipient of the Voyager Media Charlie Donovan Baseball Player of the Year award. The award was named in 2017 for Donovan, a former Westmont standout and three-time Voyager Media Player of the Year who died in November of 2015. “You can’t be player of the year without your teammates,” Doyle said of earning the distinction. “They are always on base and our pitching has been outstanding and we are a great team. I know SEE ALL-AREA PAGE 8


Plainfield North’s Gavin Doyle is the recipient of the 2018 Voyager Media Charlie Donovan Player of the Year Award.

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you can count on them – it is a lot of fun. It is a blast playing with the kids I have been playing with since I was literally five years old.” While his stats were great, Doyle brought more to the team than just numbers. “He is a very, very smart baseball player. Gavin does things that people don’t even see. He moves us defensively, he remembers situational stuff from earlier in the year – he just understands the game and that has been huge,” said Plainfield North coach John Darlington. “He talks to the pitchers, he calms them down, he turns double plays, he is in the right spot 99 percent of the time. He does all the little things as a baseball player that you want kids to learn and to do and he does a great job with it.” Doyle will continue his career next season at Western Michigan University, where he will go with fellow Tiger, neighbor and friend since three-years-old, Brady Miller. “It will make the transition much better,” Doyle said of playing and rooming with his longtime friend. “In the beginning, we both had offers from Lewis and we talked about that, then when we both got the offers from Western Michigan, it was over. “(Originally) It was between there or some of the Ivy League schools. When I sat down and talked to the coach, it felt like home and everyone was so welcoming.” Doyle was not only a baseball player at North, as he played basketball and golf as well, and while he may be leaving the Tiger programs, the name will not be gone long. Doyle has a younger brother, Colin, who he said is a star in the making. “He was just in Cooperstown and had three homers in one game,” Doyle said. “He is by far the biggest one of us, he might be bigger than some of the kids we played against. And, then my middle brother, Jimmy, is a hockey player and was drafted into the USHL.” The rest of the 2018 All-Area baseball team is: DAVID ASCENCIO PLAINFIELD CENTRAL Batted .394 on the year with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 30 RBI. Posted a .488 on-base percentage and .606 slugging mark for 1.094 OPS and was named All-Southwest Prairie Conference.

JULY 11, 2018 | BUGLENEWSPAPERS.COM CHARLIE BISCHOFF PLAINFIELD CENTRAL Hit .388 with six doubles, one home run and 30 RBI, while posting a .471 on-base percentage and .480 slugging percentage for .951 OPS. On the mound, he was 2-0 with two saves and a 0.88 ERA in 16 innings. Was named to the All-Southwest Prairie Conference team. SEAN BLANCHARD PLAINFIELD EAST Junior outfielder hit .406 with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 19 RBI. He posted a .512 on-base percentage and .565 slugging for 1.077 OPS. CONNOR BLAKE PLAINFIELD SOUTH Junior batted .355 with three doubles, a triple and 25 RBI for South. The second baseman posted a .455 on-base percentage and .409 slugging percentage. GREG BUDIG PLAINFIELD NORTH Junior catcher was All-Southwest Prairie Conference. He batted .377 with 15 doubles, one home run and 27 RBI on the season. As a lead-off hitter, he had a .507 on-base percentage and .535 slugging percentage for 1.042 OPS. GARRET COOK PLAINFIELD NORTH All-Southwest Prairie outfielder batted .361 with seven doubles, one triple and 15 RBI. He posted a .396 on-base percentage and .429 slugging mark for .824 OPS. JUSTIN DIVELBISS PLAINFIELD CENTRAL All-Southwest Prairie selection was 5-4 with 3.26 ERA on the mound, allowing 63 hits and 13 walks while striking out 45 in 53 2/3 innings, At the plate, he hit .319 with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 19 RBI. TONY FLEISCHAUER JOLIET CATHOLIC Junior batted .386 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 21 RBI on the season. He posted a .476 on-base percentage and .523 slugging mark for .999 OPS. SIMON GRASHOFF JOLIET CATHOLIC Senior catcher hit .360 with 10 doubles, two triples, two homers and 34 RBI. He had a .479 onbase percentage and .541 slugging mark for 1.019 OPS and was named All-East Suburban Catholic. JACOB HAVIS PLAINFIELD EAST Senior batted .356 with eight doubles and 28 RBI on the season. Posted a .391 on base and .481 slugging percebtages. Will

play at Milikin. ANDREW HOFFMAN PLAINFIELD EAST Senior was named All-Southwest Prairie. On the year, he hit .424 with eight doubles, three homers and 29 RBI. On the mound, he threw 41 1/3 innings, posting a 6-2 record with 3.56 ERA. Walked 13 and struck out 61. Will play at Oakland BRETT JOHNSON JOLIET WEST Senior batted .388 with seven doubles, three triples one home run and 28 runs scored. ANTOINE KELLY MAINE EAST Senior lefty was 3-1 on the mound with a 0.38 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. In 36 innings pitched, he allowed 11 hits, two earned runs, while walking 18 and striking out 84. On the season, 78 percent of all the outs Kelly recorded were via strikeout. CAMERON KISSEL PLAINFIELD NORTH Junior centerfielder patrolled the outfield well for the Tigers, especially in the state series. Paced North with a .415 average with 12 doubles, six triples and 29 RBI. Posted a .466 on-base percentage and .669 slugging mark for a 1.136 OPS. HAYDEN LACZYNSKI MINOOKA Four-year varsity starter, batted .373 with six doubles, four homers and 23 RBI to go with a .490 on-base and .613 slugging percentage for 1.104 OPS on the season. Was All-Southwest Prairie and will play at Western Illinois. LUKE LAMM PLAINFIELD EAST Senior pitcher finished 8-1 with 1.46 ERA He allowed 41 hits and 12 walks while striking out 52 in 52 2/3 innings. Was named AllSouthwest Prairie and Class 4A All-State by Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association. Will pitch at North Central College. RYAN LOUCK PLAINFIELD EAST Senior pitcher was 6-2 on the mound with a 1.57 ERA. In 49 innings pitched, he allowed 44 hits, walked 17 and struck out 46. AllSouthwest Prairie. Will pitch at Maryville University AJ MANNUCCI PLAINFIELD SOUTH Senior outfielder was named to

the All-Southwest Prairie team. On the season, he hit .456 with six doubles and 25 RBI to go along with a .505 on-base percentage and .522 slugging mark for 1.027 OPS. BRADY MILLER PLAINFIELD NORTH Senior was tabbed as the Southwest Prairie Conference Pitcher of the Year after posting an 11-1 record with a 1.43 ERA. His 11th win came in the IHSA Class 4A semifinal and earned him a share of the school record with his brother Brendan. Miller tossed 63 2/3 innings on the season, allowing 46 hits and 20 walks while striking out 71. At the plate, he batted .316 with nine doubles, four home runs and 31 RBI. Named to the Class 4A AllState by Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association. Will pitch at Western Michigan. RYAN MOERMAN LOCKPORT Freshman paced the team with a .371 average. He posted four doubles, two triples, one homer and 17 RBI. Was named to the AllSouthwest Suburban Conference Blue Division team. TONY MOSHER PLAINFIELD SOUTH Junior outfielder hit .356 with nine doubles, two triples, three homers and 16 RBI while posting a .427 on-base percentage and .574 slugging mark for 1.002 OPS. MATT O’LEARY WESTMONT Junior shortstop batted .408 on the season with 10 doubles, three triples. He drove in 20, with scoring 32 runs. Posted a .506 on base percentage and .563 slugging percentage. Stole eight bases. TREY RICKO PLAINFIELD SOUTH Senior pitcher posted a 6-1 record on the season with a 2.91 ERA. Allowed 45 hits and 12 walks while striking out 37 In 43.3 innings. Was named to the AllSouthwest Prairie team. He will pitch at Tennessee-Martin next season. AUSTIN RICHARDSON PLAINFIELD SOUTH He went 6-2 with a 1.91 ERA for South this season. At one point during the year, he had 16 consecutive no-hit innings between April 16-May 3. During that time, he fired a complete-game no-hitter, with nine strikeouts against

Oswego East. NICK STACEY DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH At the plate he batted .438 with 39 hits, 7 triples, 30 RBI and 26 runs scored, while going 6-2 on the mound with a 2.27 ERA. He struck out 37 and walked 12. AIDAN TYRELL JOLIET CATHOLIC Senior was the East Suburban Catholic Player of the Year after not allowing a run in any conference game. He finished the season on the mound 9-1 with 1.81 ERA. He allowed 39 hits and 20 walks while striking out 70 in 58 innings. At the plate, he batted .366 with six doubles, a triple, a homer and 16 RBI. Named to the Class 3A All-State by Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association. Will pitch at Notre Dame. ALEX VERA JOLIET CATHOLIC Junior pitcher went 7-0 on the season with a 0.64 ERA. In 54 1/3 innings, he allowed 27 hits and 19 walks while striking out 63. CJ WEINS LOCKPORT Senior batted .341 with 10 doubles, one triple, one home run and 21 RBI on the season. Posted .543 on base percentage, thanks in part to being hit by a pitch 25 times. Was 2-1 on the mound with 0.93 ERA and .833 WHIP, striking out 41 batters in 30 innings. AllSouthwest Suburban Blue. Will play at Wabash Valley Community College. GREG ZIEGLER JOLIET CATHOLIC Senior was named to the AllEast Suburban Catholic team. He paced JCA with a .402 batting average to go along with 10 doubles, five triples, three homers and team-high 35 RBI. On the mound, he was 2-2 with 1.62 ERA in 26 innings. He will play at Missouri State.


Moneymaking hobby is a business DEAR DAVE, I’m retired, and in the past few years I’ve taken up painting. This hobby has begun bringing in more money than I expected. I was wondering at what point I should start thinking about separating my art money from my personal finances, and look at officially starting a little business. PAT DEAR PAT, I’d do it now. A hobby that makes money is called a business. Hearing this is scary to some people, but starting a small business doesn’t have to be complicated. You can go to your bank, and using your Social Security number, open a sole proprietor checking account. Title the account with your full name, then DBA — doing business as — and the name of your business. All your art income goes into that account, and any expenses paid where your painting is concerned comes out of that account. After the income goes in, and the expenses come out, what’s left is profit. That’s what you’ll end up paying taxes on. Also, you’ll be required to do quarterly estimates and send them to the IRS if you make more than $640 in a quarter. Always remember to always hold back 25 percent for taxes, too, in a separate savings account just for this purpose. This is really cool, Pat. I think you’re on the verge of being very successful! —DAVE * Dave Ramsey is 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 13 million listeners each week on 585 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey. com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.







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days, 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Park District Band Shell, east side of Lisle’s Sea Lion Aquatic Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments sold, courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church. In case of rain or excessive heat, concerts are held in the Lisle High School Auditorium across the street.

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A four-day weekend full of fun for the whole family. Thursday is Kidzapalooza featuring carnival specials, Irving stage, battle of the bands, car show and more. More carnival specials all weekend,


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LEGAL LISTINGS CALENDAR FROM PAGE 10 plus craft show, kids activities, face painting, beer tent, and of course, grab a “taste” at our local restaurant food booths.

JULY 14 12TH Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk. Features six

gardens in Downers Grove. You may start at any of the gardens listed on the ticket from 9:30 a.m.3p.m. Ticket available at Anderson’s Bookstore Downers Grove, 630.963.2665; Community Bank of Downers Grove 630.968.4700; Downers Grove First United Methodist Church 630.968.7120; Growing Place, Naperville, 630.355.4000; Phillip’s Flowers and Gifts, Westmont, 630.719.5211.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on July 14. Tickets may also be purchased online July 7 www. .

JULY 17 Free Outdoor Concert. 7 p.m.

at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. Part of the Downers Grove Park District 2018 Summer Concert Series. Generation (Oldies/Rock). Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m.

JULY 18 Concert in the Parks. 7-8:30

p.m., The Nick Pont Arelli Band at Janes Avenue Park, Woodridge. Bring your chairs and blankets for a free concert.

Summer Entertainment Series: Heartache Tonight, Eagles tribute. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at

the newly renovated Van Kampen Stage, Lisle Community Park, 1800 Short Street. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your family, friends, chairs & blankets.

JULY 19 Lisle Community Band. Thurs-

days, 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Park District Band Shell, east side of Lisle’s Sea Lion Aquatic Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments sold, courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church. In case of rain or excessive heat, concerts are held in the Lisle High School Auditorium across the street.

JULY 20 Family Fun Fest. 6-8:30 p.m. at

Community Park Bandshell, 1825 Short Street, Lisle Come out this summer for an evening of entertainment! The Community Park Bandshell area will be filled with fun for the whole family, including fun fair games, face painting, children’s entertainment, inflatables, prizes and more. Win prizes at more than 20 fun fair games that will entertain and challenge. $10 for a punch card of 25 punches. Snacks will be available for purchase at Sea Lion Aquatic Park’s Sammy’s Snack Shack. All Ages Rain site: Lisle High School Commons - 1800 Short Street, Lisle. specialevents.html




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