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T he Enterprise Officer Your Complete Source For Plainfield News Since 1887

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Volume 124 No. 43

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By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

‘On The Run’

Plainfield cop runs cross-country to raise funds for girl’s struggle with leukemia

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Above: Aubrey Brooks Right: Officer Martin VanHeeswijk is running a marathon every 30 days, in cities across the country, to raise funds and awareness for a little girl’s struggle with leukemia.

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Officer Martin VanHeeswijk is on the run, again. He runs one hundred miles a month, 126.2 to be exact. VanHeeswijk is running a marathon every 30 days, in cities across the country, to raise funds and awareness for a little girl’s struggle with leukemia. The 24-year police veteran began running last fall after participating in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington.After seeing other runners competing for charitable causes, he began searching for a cause of his own. He found that purpose when a flier crossed his desk, raising money through a golf outing for the treatment of little Aubrey Brooks, the 4-year-old daughter of Channanhon police officer Matt Brooks. Aubrey was diagnosed with preB-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January, and the child began chemotherapy just hours later. While VanHeeswijk didn’t know Matt Brooks personally, the cause touched his heart. “So I e-mailed colleagues, coworkers, people in the village,” he said. “It’s been word-of-mouth mostly. I let them know that I am paying my own way to all these runs, and that whatever they donate will go directly to Aubrey’s fund.” The money helps the Brooks family with gas to get to and from the hospital and other expenses not covered by insurance. Most people donate $5 or $10 a race, he said, all on the promise that he finishes a minimum of one race each month. So, VanHeeswijk is running for Aubrey. He runs primarily on the Rock and Roll Marathon series, which boasts more than 500,000 runners in 24 North

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“...when you are running for something important, you just push a little harder,”

Martin VanHeeswijk, Plainfield police officer

American cities each year. The races have become a successful platform for charity fundraising with more than $235 million raised to date. VanHeeswijk has completed six marathons so far, and he is looking at 14 total through 2012. He’s been to Dallas, Texas and St. Petersburg, Fla. He’s run the miles through San Diego, Calif. and Nashville Tenn. He said the race failed to surprise in Phoenix, where it was dry and hot. But his European run, in the Netherlands, saw temperatures of 38 degrees and rain. Last week, he was in Portland, Oregon. “It about killed me,” he said with a laugh. “The whole first half was uphill.” Like most marathon runners, VanHeeswijk has endured bad weather and injury, jet lag and fatigue. “But when you are running for something important, you just push a little harder,” he said. VanHeeswijk will continue that push to Seattle in June, then Chicago, Providence, Denver, St. Louis, Savannah and Las Vegas to end the year. He’s running the Air Force Marathon in Washington in September, and hopes to train next year to compete in a triathlon circuit. Anyone wishing to donate, can contact VanHeeslik at the Plainfield Police Department or donate directly to Aubrey’s fund at any BMO Harris Bank to the Aubrey Brooks Benefit Fund, #48085148.


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School program, teacher get healthy dose of recognition

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A local teacher is on the hook for keeping students healthy, and active every day. Heritage Grove Middle School physical education teacher Lynette Benda attended the “Fuel Up to Play 60 Illinois All-Stars Celebration” on May 19, honored for helping her students make healthy choices and live a healthy lifestyle. The event took place at the Walter Payton Center, the Chicago Bears indoor practice facility at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, Fuel Up to Play 60 is a comprehensive program promoting healthier

Plainfield soldier returns to hero’s welcome By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

U.S. Army Specialist Justin Small comes from a military family. His dad and grandfathers were soldiers. His ancestry includes family members who fought on both sides of the Civil War and in the American Revolution. Small fought in Afghanistan as a member of the 1st Battalion, 1-24 Infantry, 1st Striker Brigade in the 25th Infantry Division that is serving in Zabul. But for Memorial Day weekend, he returned home to Plainfield to a hero’s welcome from family and friends. Saturday evening, Small was greeted with a flag line and an escort of more than 50 cars,

motorcycles, and fire trucks. The procession took Small to downtown Plainfield, where a party in his honor was held at Grueben’s Uptown Tap. Welcomed by neighbors, veterans, village officials, children and seniors, Small was overwhelmed with the support of the crowd. Children, who were barely old enough to understand the reality of war, were smiling and giddy for his autograph. Passersby, downtown for dinner or shopping, stopped to offer Small their thanks for his service. The welcome was organized by Small’s father and sister, as well as Operation Welcome You Home, a Naperville-based group that offers homecomings for returning warriors and their

families across the Chicago area. Small, a Plainfield native, was a popular athlete at Plainfield High School-Central campus, playing football and running track, before graduating in 2007. High school friends and even teachers came out to greet Small at Grueben’s. “I can’t believe the people here, deans, teachers, folks I never realized even knew I was in the Army,” Small said. “I see people from all the branches of the service here, and I can’t tell you what that means to me. We are from different branches, but we all fight for the same cause.” Earlier in the day, OWYH honored those soldiers lost in battle with a 5k event held at Settler’s Park. The event saw more than 475 participants.

eating and more physical activity among students. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods

(low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole See HEALTHY, page 4


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Dog saves family of three from fire A yellow Labrador retriever is being credited with saving its family from a house fire last week, when high winds spread quickly the smoldering ashes of a patio fire pit to the lower level of a Plainfield home. Sharon Berger and her sons,Alex and Matthew, were asleep in their home when the family pet, Peyton, began barked fiercely, waking the family in the 16000 block of South River Road at about 11:45 p.m Thursday evening. According to Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton, fire crews arrived on

the scene and found that heavy winds were blowing flames in the home’s walk-out basement. The fire caused between $350,000 and $400,000 in damage, Stratton said. He added that the dog was the hero, allowing the family to escape despite the speed at which the flames engulfed the home. Donations for the family are being accepted at Century 21 Pro Team, 15105 S. James St., Plainfield. sdauskurdas@buglenewspapers.com

Home Improvement Expo June 2, 3 With summer just around the corner, homeowners will have the opportunity to get all their last minute home improvement projects started at the annual 2012 Will County Home Improvement Expo June 2nd & 3rd, with free admission and

free parking. This year’s exhibits will feature a wide variety of home improvements from needed repairs to luxury items & remodeling that can turn homes into dream homes. The local and See EXPO, page 7

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Midwest Brewers Fest 2012 Local brewers set to pour in to village once again Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Planning for the second pouring of the Midwest Brewers Fest is underway, and tickets are available now for beer and food enthusiasts alike. The 2012 Midwest Brewers Fest is scheduled for Aug.25, and it will be hosted once again at the Plainfield Riverfront Park, where it promises to satisfy palates and fuel awareness of the village’s Riverfront project. The Fest will feature craft breweries from across the United States, according to the event’s planners. This year, the event will have over a dozen beer paired food venues with featured craft brewers. Ticket holders will have the chance

to sample tastings from more than 150 craft beers. Advanced tickets are $40, and include 25 2-ounce pours with their ticket and a commemorative glass for tastings. Tickets for additional samples will be sold on-site for 50 cents per ticket. Designated driver passes are available for $10. Tickets will be $50 on the day of the event. Adding backdrop to the beer and food will be local bands, retail and exclusive merchandise. Returning to the event this year is the VIP tent, where $100 VIP ticket holders gain early entrance and an all access pass to every brewery participating. TheVIP tent also features tastings of exclusive private label beers. VIPs also receive a T-shirt, pint

glass, beer stick, program guide and vendor specials. VIP passes cost $100 and are available for pre-purchase only. Those with VIP tickets also will have a chance to interact with the brewers themselves in an “all you can eat, drink and speak” tent. The VIP experience will have foods that are paired with those exclusive VIP beers for that experience. The general admission crowd will be able to purchase food designed to enhance the beers served throughout. “We are asking restaurants to create a menu that would complement the overall experience,” co-coordinator of the Fest Rahul Wahi said. A homebrewing tent, a popular attraction last season,

Cross launches new online resource for veterans In honor of those who gave their lives in service to their country, State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) unveiled a new online veterans page on his website on Memorial Day, including a comprehensive list of federal, state, and local resources available to Illinois veterans and their families. “Veterans are the lifeblood of our community, the men and women who embody the values of faith, freedom, and service,” said Cross.“We owe our veterans more than we could ever repay for their

service. On this Memorial Day, as we remember those who gave their lives in defense of our freedoms, let us also remember the veterans in our family, in our church, and in our community. Please take time today to thank a veteran in your life.” Cross’ veterans page can be accessed by visiting www.tomcross. com and clicking on “Veterans”. The page includes a welcome letter from Rep. Cross, a twoquestion survey for veterans, and a list of various federal, state, and local veterans resources.

The page also names the local veterans who serve on Rep. Cross’ Veterans Advisory Council; a group Rep. Cross seeks regular input from on public policy issues concerning veterans. The council includes veterans from each of the four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from Kendall and Will Counties. For more information on Rep. Cross’ Veterans Advisory Council or state issues affecting veterans, please contact Cross’ office at (815) 254-0000 or visit www.tomcross. com.

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for core teachers to utilize. For her efforts, Benda earned a $4,000 grant from the Midwest Dairy Council. This money was used to fund the

purchase of physical education equipment, the salad bar, food samples and a staff stipend to run the morning intramurals program.

Continued from page 2 grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Students and adults work together to create a series of activities that promote a healthier lifestyle. These activities in turn empower students to lead by making healthy decisions, taking action for change and encouraging their friends to do the same. More than 60,000 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 nationwide. Heritage Grove was one of only 10 Illinois schools chosen to participate in this special event as a result of its performance with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Benda started the program at Heritage Grove this year. She implemented several healthy initiatives including a morning intramurals program; visits from Plainfield North High School athletes, promoting activity, sports and fitness; healthy food samples and a salad bar available during school lunches; and “brain-break” fitness stations

is no longer allowable in Illinois Wahi said, so instead the fest will offer a Craft Beer 101 tent. “We will be showing how home brew is made from fresh ingredients, as well having a craft beer judging contest amongst all the breweries,”Wahi said.“This is something we have added to the event for a first time.” The event will be facilitated by Beer Judge Certification Program Officials from around North America. In its second year, event planners are hopeful the fest will garner the same positive response from attendees as it did in its inaugural season. Billed as a fundraiser for the Plainfield Riverfront Project, the event received consistently

positive feedback from beer and food enthusiasts, but struggled with the business details when it came to costs, permits and supplies. In the end, the event, while a great time, failed to raise funds for its chosen charity. But in 2012, awareness-raising is key, and with a new group of planners on board, organizers said they are confident the event won’t miss a beat when it comes to customer satisfaction, while continuing to inform attendees of the importance of the rebuilding of the riverfront’s park space. The event is open to the public between 1 and 6 p.m.VIP ticket holders can enter at noon. For detailed ticket information, visit www.MidwestBrewersFest. com.


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Local government could lose $1.4 billion to state By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

As Illinois legislators continue their scramble to lessen the state’s budget shortfall, local dollars now appear in jeopardy. Municipalities, school districts, townships, libraries and park districts all stand to lose a portion of their revenues from the state, thanks to a proposal brought to the table by House Speaker Michael Madigan, which could divert up to $1.4 billion of revenue collected from the personal property replacement tax to cover teacher pensions. The tax has historically been shared revenue, collected by the state and then disbursed back to the local taxing bodies. The system began in 1979, after changes in the Illinois Constitution abolished local powers to impose personal property taxes on businesses. For decades, this shared revenue has been funneled back to the local governments to replace the funds they could no longer collect on their own. But now,amidst overwhelming

“The politicians in Springfield are scrambling to fill the huge hole they dug themselves into.” Rick Chapman, Mayor of Shorewood budget constraints, Madigan’s three amendments could cinch those purse strings for good. At Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, the tax accounts for about $550,000 a year. “The dilemma for me is that almost everything that is suggested has a corresponding implication in some other area,” said assistant superintendent for finance John Prince.“Moving CPPRT from education to funding pensions would have a corresponding effect on the amount the state would need to put into the General State Aid calculation. Without knowing what he plans to do about making up the deficit in GSA that the shift would cause, it is hard to know what the impact would be to PSD202.”

Shorewood Mayor Rick Chapman is looking at a $45,000 loss should Madigan’s plan take effect. “The politicians in Springfield are scrambling to fill the huge hole they dug themselves into,” Chapman said, who has been consistently proud of his village staff for keeping Shorewood out of the economic quicksand many other towns have experienced. So even a $45,000 loss is going to hurt. “Although this would not be crippling to the village operation, it, along with other cuts from the state could prove to be very detrimental to the services we supply to the residents of Shorewood, such as street repairs or even law enforcement,” he said. Some pundits have argued

that Madigan’s proposal could be a ploy, designed to raise eyebrows and create outcry as it calls attention to the issues surrounding pension funding. Legislators continue to grapple with the issue, and Madigan and Gov. Pat Quinn have been outspoken about the state’s need to stop paying pension costs as means to rectify the budget. However, local officials agree that considering the financial disarray in Springfield, any cuts are possible. “No decision in Springfield over the past 20 years has been made without Mr. Madigan’s approval,” said Plainfield Township Supervisor John Argoudelis. “Over the past 20 years, the condition of this once great state has worsened such that by every objective measurement, we’re the second worst-off state financially next to California. So based

on his track record, I can only conclude that if it is an idea of Mr. Madigan’s, it must be a bad one.” House Republican Leader Tom Cross has similar misgivings. “We need to deal with these issues at the state level and not force local governments to pick up the slack,” Cross said. The Illinois House Minority leader added that the total cost to a given local body would depend on which amendment Madigan would choose to push forward. “Each amendment appears to come with a different cost to the locals,” Cross said. No action on the proposal has been taken as of yet but is expected before the legislative session ends this month. katauskas@buglenewspapers.com

Sherri Dauskurdas contributed to this article


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Opinions

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Opinions printed on this page, whether in Letters to the Editor or in columns, are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily of this newspaper, its publishers, editor or employees. Only editorials reflect the views of the newspaper.

Letter to the Editor

BP wants to congest and ruin ‘our downtown’ Families (were) attracted to Plainfield by charming country homes along Rte 59. Plainfield population explosion from 3,000 to around 40,000 was stopped by trustees ruining Rte 59 image. Shorewood competing with homes built around beautiful lakes. Shorewood’s new shopping centers resemble 18th century English shops! Romeoville listening to Teska and cleaning up their image is why Romeoville building more homes than Plainfield! If Springbank had their golf course lining Renwick Road they be building homes as fast as Bolingbrook is. IDOT’s antique style streetlights turn U S Rte 30, and Rte 59 into a grassy meadow bathed in moon light around Corbin’s 1830 era historic homestead. Rte 59 is no longer a 2 lane highway. Aurora’s roads need 12 lanes! Naperville Rte 59 uses 6 through traffic lanes, with 6 turn lanes. Downtown Plainfield is congested because Rte 59 uses only 4 lanes of traffic. IDOT eliminated left turns, and even closed streets to reduce Rte 59’s congestion downtown. There is only room for 1 turn lane on Rte 59 for US Rte 30. To help prevent accidents IDOT blocked, and banned left turns into Dillman street. Residential traffic on Dillman Street has to wait a while after US Rte 30 traffic light turns red for traffic to stop moving to turn onto US Rte 30.The narrow alley meeting Dillman Street at US Rte 30 should be made one way toward US Rte 30 to reduce accidents. Plainfield already made several narrow alleys one way to reduce congestion. IDOT bought a strip mall, liquor, and drug store, plus a electronic repair shop, and fast food outlet. IDOT bought, and tore down all the businesses at Raynor Avenue and US Rte 30.

At dangerous angle intersections IDOT wants to increase visibility, and decrease access to reduce accidents. IDOT compensated the developer for losing access to US Rte 30, and Rte 59.The PUD agreement requires Plainfield’s entrance park. Plainfield Trustees should follow Joliet’s example. The new drug store at Raynor Avenue, and US Rte 30 stormwater retention pond is hidden behind Joliet’s entrance park. Access to their parking lot is far away from the dangerous corner. Even the new Denny’s was denied access to US Rte 30. To decongest Rte 59 downtown Trustees need to limit access.The library entrance should be from Illinois Street. Plainfield, and Springbank would benefit from a brand name gas station like BP on Renwick Road. IDOT is building a Walker Road bridge over the Fox River to create a major eastwest artery. Walker Road flows down Indian Boundary Road, and meets Renwick Road.Walker Road should follow C&N spur tracks and flow over Drauden Road to join Renwick Road. The new Renwick Road bridge will draw Joliet, Sandwich, and Plano traffic to bypass Yorkville, and Plainfield’s downtowns. Our PUD agreement encourages a brand name gas station on the road linking US Rte 30 to Renwick Road. This is behind the PUD’s planned windmill restaurant, and shops. This connects BP to US Rte 30, and Renwick Road. Gas stations, fast food drivethroughs are required to share a entrance road away from dangerous corners. Downtown businesses do not need another ugly gas station congesting, and ruining “our Rte 59” again! Thomas D. Mooney Plainfield

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Shame on White Shame on Superintendent Don White for allowing State Rep Tom Cross to sponsor the State Rep. Tom Cross’ Kids Fair 2012 in one of his schools. Tom Cross is not a friend to the schools. He is not about being fair to teachers. Teachers have always paid their share into the pension and Tom Cross wants them to suffer for the pension shortcomings. It isn’t

the teachers’ fault the pension is suffering. It is the politicians’ fault. I think a Kids Fair is a wonderful idea and it looks like a lot of fun. I wonder what message Don White is sending to all the wonderful teachers by allowing Tom Cross into a school. Philip J. Kocisko Plainfield

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From Years Past One year ago… 2011 • Plainfield paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the annual Memorial Day Parade, which traveled from Plainfield Central High School to Settlers’ Park. Members of the American Legion, St. Mary Immaculate Military Ministry, the Knights of Columbus, veterans and military groups, and others participated in the parade. Mayor Michael Collins spoke about the reason for the day off from work and school, and Rev. David Meadow of St. Mary Immaculate Church read the names of local veterans who had died during the last year.

Ten years ago… 2002 • In an Enterprise guest comment, the District 202 Board of Education wrote, in part,“Last weekend, on a beautiful, sunny day, the Plainfield High School Class of 2002 graduated. It should have been a time of pride, happiness and celebration, but instead it became a mere ritual to be endured by many of the students, parents, friends, teachers, guests and board members present. “The board of education would like to publicly offer an apology for the behavior of a small minority of our students. The lack of respect that was demonstrated that day to our guests, speakers and many of the other students themselves was nothing less than appalling and we are truly sorry. “... For those of you that were not present to observe these actions firsthand, please allow us to share some of our experiences that day. Throughout the entire ceremony, there were the usual catcalls, air horns, dancing and bare feet, but we also had condoms inflated like balloons being batted about, likewise beach balls, and, unfortunately, a couple of obscene blow-up dolls. “Several times, students jumped out of their chairs and raced against administrators attempting to retrieve beach balls that had bounced out of students’ range. In addition, concealed plastic spoons were left in the hands of board members and administrators when they attempted to shake hands with some students upon receipt of their diplomas. “Lastly, projectiles were either thrown or shot through a pea shooter at administrators and board members seated on the stage. Sadly, these shenanigans began during the invocation,before our guest pastor could even finish delivering his opening message.The periodic interruption of speakers continued throughout the ceremony.” At a District 202 Board of Education meeting the Monday following the graduation ceremony, board members agreed to resume discussion on the matter in the near future. “We cannot allow Saturday’s poor excuse for a graduation ceremony to occur again,” Ron Kazmar, board of education member, said.

Fifteen years ago… 1997 • Plainfield Township Highway Commissioner Tom Leonard expressed his disappointment at remarks made at a meeting of the Plainfield Village Board, which Leonard said had given some township residents the impression that he had asked the village to annex the area surrounding the one-lane Springbank bridge on Renwick Road. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” Leonard said.“I want the best for Plainfield Township. But why put a two-lane bridge on a horseand-buggy road?” The highway commissioner said he hoped to persuade state officials to rethink the project, which, he said, would place a widened, modern bridge on a dangerous curve, adjacent to a set of railroad tracks. “I want somebody else to look at it,” Leonard said. “We’re already past the traffic volume projected for 2000. It would be a racetrack.”

Obituary James F. Rowley James F. “Jim” Rowley, age 72, a longtime resident of Plainfield, IL, formerly of Downers Grove, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in Sparta, WI after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born November 12, 1939 in Joliet, IL. Beloved husband of Nancy J. (nee White) Rowley, whom he married June 22, 1963, loving father of Steve Rowley and Amanda (Jimmy Cooper) Rowley, adored grandfather of Tristan, Jesse and Isabella Cooper, devoted son of the late Clarence and Emma (nee Meyers) Rowley, dear brother of Marilyn (William) O’Donnell of Port St. Lucie, FL, fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jim grew up on a farm in Plainfield. His parents operated a farm on what are now Route 126 and Drauden Avenue (where the Rowley family still resides). Jim attended Plainfield Central

EXPO Continued from page 3 national companies can provide assistance with getting homes remodeled and updated for a fraction of the cost.This event is the one-stop-shop for gathering fresh ideas, new inspiration and great deals for all home improvement & remodeling projects. Attendees can expect to find an abundance of home remodeling & improvement companies all under one roof featuring a variety of displays for kitchens, baths, flooring, roofing, designing, windows, doors,

Elementary and High School (Class of 1957). Throughout his childhood, he was very active in 4-H and won many awards for his achievements. He also enjoyed playing his trombone in the high school band. He attended two years at Joliet Junior College and went on to complete a BS in Agricultural Mechanization from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1961. Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964, serving as an instructor at Ft. Knox, teaching the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. After being stationed in Germany for a year, he was discharged, and Jim

went to work for International Harvester. Later he joined his father’s business – Clarence Rowley Insurance in Plainfield where he had a long and successful career. Jim had a lifelong interest in tractors and classic cars. He enjoyed tractor rides and was instrumental in starting the ClassicTractors part of Plainfield’s Cruise Nights. He was a former member of Plainfield Congregational United Church of Christ in Plainfield. Visitation Friday, June 1, 4:008:00 P.M. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road (Corner of Rtes. 30 & 59), Plainfield. Funeral Services Saturday, June 2, 2:30 P.M. in the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Pfaltzgraf officiating. Interment: Plainfield Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Mayo Clinic Pancreas Research Project, 200 First Street SW,Rochester, MN.,55905, or PanCan at h t t p : / / w w w. p a n c a n . o r g / section_donate/donate_now. php For Info: (815) 436 – 9221 or www.overman-jones.com

siding, heating & air, fireplaces, spas, sunrooms, landscaping, energy efficiency,green products and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the exclusive coupons and discounts while drawings, giveaways, deals, food, and activities for the whole family will be a courtesy offered by exhibitors and will occur throughout the 2-day event. These exclusive coupons and discounts can only be received by attending this event. This annual event provides the opportunity for homeowners to receive estimates, recommendations, and deals. Homeowners will also be able to participate in in-

depth workshops, do-it-yourself demonstrations and educational seminars that run throughout the duration of the event. The Will County Home Improvement Expo will take place at the Inwood Sports Complex, 3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60435 on June 2nd & 3rd, 2012. Expo hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With free admission and free parking, homeowners can ease into turning dream homes into reality. For more information on attending or exhibiting, please visit http://www. HomeShowEvent.com or call (630) 468-2237.

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Community Events

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ONGOING Tai Chi and Westfield Walkers. Senior Services Center of Will County wants to keep seniors healthy and living independently as long as possible.Tai Chi is offered here at the center on Tuesday’s and other locations throughout the county. This is a 12-week program and is enjoyed by all the seniors that participate. Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays as we walk the mall. Not only do you get the benefit of walking twice a week, once a month we offer a free breakfast at Panera and an opportunity to hear a speaker provided by Provena Health. You can take a 12-week Tai Chi class for a $20 suggested donation, and you can join our Westfield Walkers Club for $25 per year. For more information please give us a call at 815-723-9713. Plainfield Art League Juried Exhibits. Starting June 1 and running until July 27, Plainfield Art League, in conjunction with Plainfield District 202, will be holding two, back-to-back, juried exhibits at the District 202 Administration building at 15732 Howard Street in Plainfield. Watercolors, oils, mixed media, acrylics, and drawings will all be featured in the second floor gallery. Themes for the two exhibits include “Coat of Many Colors” and “Independence.” Award winners will receive ribbons at the monthly art league member meetings held on the second Wednesday of every month, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S Illinois Street, Plainfield. Anything Grows Garden Club of Plainfield. 7 p.m. at Plainfield Congregational Church, 24020 W. Fraser Road. Join us for “Garden Talk.” We meet every fourth Wednesday of the month. Guest speakers, garden projects or day trips are scheduled for every meeting. Dues are $15 for a single membership or $20 for a family membership. For more information contact Anita at awgerardy@sbcglobal.net. PlainfieldArt League Demos. Plainfield Art League holds their monthly art demo every second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the large meeting

room, downstairs at the Plainfield Public Library unless otherwise noted - please check website for details/topics. The Plainfield Library is located on Illinois Street in downtown Plainfield.Art League demos are free and open to the public so come join us and bring a friend! For more info or to become a member, visit www. plainfieldartleague.org, email info@plainfieldartleague.org or call 815-556-9278. Main Street Museum. 1-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Plainfield Historical Society, 23836 W. Main St. in Plainfield. Admission is free, and group tours are available by appointment. Current exhibits include early local history projects created by community third grade students.Also featured are exhibits about the Civil War, Electric Park, World War One and Two, and the school band program from the 1930s forward. Call 815-436-4073 for more information. Birth after cesarean. 12-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. meetings the first Monday of the month in Romeoville. Come for encouragement, supports, and information on planning for your next birth. Babes-in-arms are always welcome. Call Melanie in Romeoville at 253-861-5897 for more information, or e-mail VBACesarean@aol.com. Silent Prayer hour. The members of the St. Mary Immaculate Military Ministry invite everyone to devote an hour together to pray for the dedicated individuals who wear the uniforms of our country. Please join us on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the St. Mary Immaculate Parish Adoration Chapel for an hour of silent prayer for a soldier (or the soldier’s family). Use the North Wing entrance to the church at 15629 South Rt. 59 in Plainfield. We also invite you to submit a name (s) to be added to our prayer intention list. Please contact Maria

Prekop at 312-259-6851 or Ann Eckhorn at 815-254-9656. Young Widows Support Group. Meets once per month at varying locations in the Plainfield/Joliet area. Open to those who have lost a partner and are ready to begin healing and moving forward in life by sharing their experiences with others. Children are welcome. For more information please contact Amanda at widowswear stilettoschicagosw@yahoo.com “Going Green” Electronics Recycling Project. In cooperation with Vintage Tech Recyclers, Wheatland Township will continue its recycling of electronic equipment for township residents. Equipment that can be dropped off includes: Computers, Monitors, Memory Sticks, Printer Cartridges, Laptops and accessories, Hard Drives, Power Cables, Network Equipment, Fax Machines, Photocopiers and Cell Phones. If you have any other items of question, please call us to see if they will be accepted. All items can be dropped off at the Township office, 31 W 236 91st St. in Naperville, Monday thru Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, contact Jay Madalon at (630) 851-3952 or e-mail to: JayM@ WheatlandTownship.com. Friday Night at Live 59. Every Friday, doors open at 10 p.m. and close at 2 a.m. FNL is an after the work week social mixer with live bands and comedy. There will be a $10 cover at the door, and early arrival is suggested to guarantee seating. Are you affected by someone’s drinking? Open meetings are held every 3rd Friday of the month from 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. at 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. Contact Al-anon/Alateen at 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg. org for more information.

Circle of Hope Al-Anon Family Group. Sundays at 1:302:30 p.m. at Joliet Alano Club (back entrance), 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. This on-going support group with no fees or dues is for all families and friends of problem drinkers, especially those who are affected today by growing up in an alcoholic home. For more information contact Al-Anon/Alateen 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg.org for more information Large Food Pantry. To better serve your needs, Power Connection’s Large Food Pantry will now be open on the 2nd and 4th  Mondays  of the month from  1 to 6:45 p.m. Due to the holiday, our Large Pantry will be open on Tuesday, May 29th,  at 999 Remington Blvd, Suite F,

Bolingbrook, and grab a shopping cart! Next month, June 11 and 25.  For a $20 donation you can shop the aisles of canned/boxed goods, drinks, deserts, snacks, breads, fruits & vegetables.  You will also receive a pre-selected bag of meat. There is no income verification and all residents of Illinois are welcome. The Clothing Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on those Mondays. We carry clothing for men/women/ children as well as household items, furniture, sundries, toys and so much more! Cleaning out your house? We accepts donations Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (630) 679-6899 or visit  www.thepowerconnection. org  for more information/ services available such as our Extension Food Pantry, Computer See CALENDAR, page 9


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CALENDAR Continued from page 8 Classes, Forklift Classes.Volunteer opportunities also available to serve your community!

JUNE 4-10 Decorate a House. During museum hours at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville. Add artistic touches and threedimensional decorations to enormous constructions that fill the studio in this math-focused discovery activity. Morning and

afternoon sessions are scheduled on most days. Visit www. dupagechildrensmuseum.org for a schedule of activities.

JUNE 5 Panera Storytime. 10 a.m. at Panera Bread on Route 59 and 127th Street, Plainfield. Enjoy a storytime and craft as well as free milk and cookies. This storytime is recommended for 2-5 year olds. Sign up for this program at http:// plainfield.lib.il.us.

JUNE 6 Butterflies: A Start in Math. 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N.

Washington Street, Naperville. For ages 2-3. Paint and collage your own mathematically symmetrical wings while investigating the beauty, color, form, and size of butterflies. Registration and prepayment required; call 630-6378000 ext. 0 or online at www. dupagechildrensmuseum.org. Dine and Donate. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Fox’s Restaurant and Pub, 14206 Route 30, Plainfield. Bring in a donation flyer, picked up from the Plainfield Library beginning May 29, to Fox’s and have 15 percent of your bill donated to the library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program. No

other discounts apply, and not valid with gift cards.

JUNE 8 Intense Color Mixing. 3-4:30 p.m. at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville. For ages 7-10. Master color mixing to create bright, intense colors and duller, more muted shades that will allow you to paint more complex artworks. Registration and prepayment required; call 630-6378000 ext. 0 or online at www. dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

JUNE 11-17 Butterflies Studio Drop-in.

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During museum hours at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville. Paint symmetrical butterflies while keeping an eye on the museum’s butterfly garden in this science discovery activity. Morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled on most days. Full schedule online at www. dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

JUNE 11 Sharpie Tie-Dye Aprons. 11 a.m. at the Plainfield Library. Kids, whip up a custom tie-dyed apron using Sharpie markers, and be the envy of the kitchen. Sign up for this program at http://plainfield.lib.il.us.


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The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Plainfield Police Department. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.

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Jorge Rocha, 32, 210 Guatemozin, Laredo, Texas, was arrested on May 3 at 7:29 p.m. at 13521 S. Route 59 for retail theft.

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Mark Deyoung, 18, 23653 W. Rueben, Plainfield, was arrested on May 5 at 9:30 p.m. on W. Feeney Drive and S. Route 59 for possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis.

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James Spina, 31, 14834 S. Center, Plainfield, was arrested on May 6 at 1:25 a.m. at 23930 W. Lockport for criminal damage to property and theft of $500 or less.

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Theodore Marth, 19, 1900 Arbor Gate Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 11 at 8:42 p.m. at 12690 S. Route 59 for retail theft.

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Joseph Buonauro, 19, 1904 Cumberland Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 12 at 4:04 p.m. at 12690 S. Route 59 for battery.

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Sam Bounauro, 55, 1904 Cumberland Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 12 at 4:04 p.m. on 12690 S.Route 59 for battery.

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Early Atterberry, 22, 102 Stryker Ave., Joliet, was arrested on May 13 ay 6:35 a.m. at 12690 S. Route 59 for retail theft.

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Lawrence Cummins, 20, 3148 N. Christiana, Chicago, was arrested on May 13 at 6:35 a.m. at 12690 S. Route 59 for retail theft.

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Ralph Gentile, 55, 12712 S. Terrace, Plainfield, was arrested on May 14 at 8:27 a.m. on W. Lockport and S. Wallin Drive for disorderly conduct.

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Gustavo Moreno, 27, 5948 S. Whipple, Chicago, was arrested on May 14 at 9:57 a.m. on W. Joseph Avenue and S. Route 59 for suspended/revoked driver’s license.

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Gonzalez-Zenon, 11 Epifanio 40,176Willow,Bolingbrook, was arrested on May 14 at 1:40 p.m. on S. Bartlett Avenue and W. Lockport for no valid driver’s license. Williams, 36, 2744 12 Alvie Village Green Drive,Aurora, was arrested on May 14 at 6:20 p.m. on S. Joliet Road and W. Union for operating a vehicle with suspended registration/ no insurance and suspended/ revoked driver’s license. Walter Giza, 58, 14911 S. Hawthorne Circle, Plainfield, was arrested on May 15 at 11:53 a.m. on 14909 S.

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Hawthorne Circle for disorderly conduct. Kelly Taloff, 33, 209 Pell Ave., Romeoville, was arrested on May 15 at 3:53 p.m. on S. Bartlett Avenue and W. Lockport for suspended/revoked driver’s license.

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Omoyeni, 39, 15 Akinbola 26605 Lindengate Lane, Romeoville, was arrested on May 16 at 2 p.m. on W. 135th and S. Vicarage Drive for no valid driver’s license. Sanchez, 34, 4504 16 Salvador W.Marquette Road,Chicago, was arrested on May 17 at 7:41 a.m. on W. Fort Beggs Drive and S. Route 59 for no valid driver’s license. Armando Reynoso-Flores, 31, 24 Honeybear Lane, Romeoville was arrested on May 17 at 9:31 p.m. on W. Main and W. Prarie Xing for no valid driver’s license.

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Cassady Leech, 59, 1727 Ivy Court, Montgomery, was arrested on May 17 at 10:12 p.m. on S. Lincoln and W. Renwick for suspended/revoked driver’s license and an in-state warrant.

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Marijana Topalovic, 22, 120 Sharon Drive, Morris, was arrested on May 17 at 11:30 p.m. on S. Joliet Road and S. Route 59 for operating a vehicle with suspended registration/no insurance.

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Amelia Cook, 26, 14863 W. Ron Court,Homer Glen,was arrested on May 18 at 3:19 a.m. on W. George Washington Drive and W. John for DUI/alcohol, possession of les than 30 grams of cannabis and possession of drug equipment.

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Joren Apiquian, 18, 13406 S. Golden Meadow Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 18 at 8:16 a.m. at 13406 S. Golden Meadow Drive for domestic battery and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

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Jones, 21, 16403 S. 22 Brian Arbor Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 18 at 11:04 a.m. on S. Joliet and W. Renwick roads for no valid driver’s license. Lopez, 25, 614 N. 23 Agustin Hickory, Joliet, was arrested on May 18 at 11:18 a.m. on S. Joliet Road and S. Route 59 for suspended/revoked driver’s license. Barrows, 23, 24 Ryan 507 Cambridge Lane, Shorewood, was arrested on May 18 at 7:50 p.m. on S. Fox River and W. Lockport for an in-state warrant.

a.m. on S. Eastern Avenue and W. Main for DUI/alcohol. Eric Brown, 41, 1312 Val Verde Court, Plainfield, was arrested on May 19 at 10:25 a.m. on S. Arbor Drive and Renwick Road for suspended/revoked driver’ license.

Adrian Toledano-Toledano, 36, 344 S. LaSalle St.,Aurora, was arrested on May 23 at 7:35 a.m. at 14104 S. Route 59 for no valid driver’s license.

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Ryan Krestel, 34, 20003 S. Spruce Drive, Frankfort, was arrested on May 19 at 12:19 p.m. on W. Main and S. Route 59 for no valid driver’s license.

Miguel Ortega, 18, 1505 Jefferson St.,Naperville,was arrested on May 23 at 2:38 p.m. on W. 143rd and S. Wallin Drive for no valid driver’s license.

Jolanta Niebuda, 49, 6210 Cedar Ridge Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 19 at 1:15 p.m. on W. Lockport and S. Meadow Lane for no valid driver’s license .

Timothy Bozman, 49, 2372 Caton Crest Drive, Crest Hill, was arrested on May 24 at 7:15 a.m. on W. Fieldbrook Drive and S. Route 30.

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Yunker, 42, 4 S. 30 Teresa Viking, Joliet, was arrested on May 19 at 10:32 p.m. at 13717 S. Route 30 for battery. Lori Johnson, 33, 404 Julia Drive, Romeoville, was arrested on May 21 at 11:51 a.m. on S. Lincoln Highway and W. Renwick Road for suspended/ revoked drivers license.

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Gomez, 51, 21751 W. 25 Simon Knollwood Drive,Plainfield, was arrested on May 19 at 12:36 a.m. for battery.

Dustin McKinney,19,11631 S. Derby Lane, Plainfield, was arrested on May 22 at 1:27 a.m. on W. 119th and S. Route 59 for suspended/revoked driver’s license.

Mitchell Whitehead, 28, 23339 W. 135th, Plainfield, was arrested on May 19 at 1:28

Jaime Carreon, 22, 559 Broadway, Aurora, was arrested on May 23 at 7:43 a.m.

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Courtney Marcum, 43, 2606 Ruth Fitzgerald Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on May 24 at 10:08 a.m. on W. Fescue Drive and S. Route 30 for suspended/ revoked driver’s license.

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Gustavo Garcia, 29, 1210 Highland Ave., Lockport, was arrested on May 24 at 3:58 p.m. on W. Presidential Avenue and S.Wallin Drive for suspended/ revoked driver’s license.

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Percennia Hannsberry, 28, 13921 S. Isle Royal Circle, Plainfield, was arrested on May 24 at 4:03 p.m. on 143rd and S. Coil Plus Drive for suspended/revoked driver’s license and operating vehicle with suspended registration/no insurance.

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New changes for Social Security and federal benefit recipients The U.S. Department of the Treasury is phasing out paper federal benefit checks. Everyone who receives Social Security, Supplement Security Income (SSI) or other federal benefit payments by check is required to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. “This move will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years, while ensuring all federal benefit recipients receive their money in the safest, most reliable way possible,” says David A. Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service. While about 90 percent of Social Security and SSI payments are being made electronically, there are still approximately

7 million checks issued to beneficiaries monthly. Switching to electronic payments now is one simple step you can take to free up your summer days.

No more check troubles There are lots of hassles with paper checks that can get in the way of enjoying summer. Electronic payments eliminate monthly trips to the bank or credit union to cash or deposit checks. When your summer plans involve travel, you don’t have to worry about a check sitting unsecured in your mailbox while you’re away.

“I encourage federal benefit recipients or their caregivers to make the switch to electronic payments today,” says Lebryk. “You’ll be ensuring funds are delivered in a safe, convenient way, while saving yourself an extra ‘to-do’this summer.”

Two electronic options The Treasury Department is recommending two electronic options that make receiving payments easier. The Go Direct(R) campaign makes it fast, free and easy to switch to electronic payments online at www.GoDirect.org or through the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution

Center toll-free at 1-800-3331795. You can choose either: • Direct deposit to a checking or savings account.Your federal benefit payment will go straight into your account on payment day each month. • Direct Express(R) Debit MasterCard(R) card. If you don’t have a bank account or prefer a prepaid debit card, switch to the Direct Express(R) card. There are no sign-up fees, overdraft fees or monthly fees. Some fees for optional services may apply. For information on card fees and features, visit www.GoDirect.org. This information has been provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Financial Management Service. The Go Direct(R) campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Direct Express(R) logo, Go Direct(R) and Direct Express(R) are registered service marks, and the Go Direct(R) logo is a service mark, of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service. The Direct Express(R) Debit MasterCard(R) card is issued by Comerica Bank, pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard(R) and the MasterCard(R) Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Help improve dad’s health this Father’s Day Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to common health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain life-threatening diseases increases. But you can be his superhero this Father’s Day by helping him form habits that promote good health and longevity. Here are some healthy ways to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day: • Go Fishing: Stress is harmful to both mental and physical health, so get some fresh air and a sense of relaxation with a day on the water. Evidence from several studies suggests that incorporating fish into one’s diet can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain “good fat,” particularly omega-3 fatty acids. • Barbecue: If a barbecue is your annual tradition, don’t fret. That fish you catch will go perfectly on the grill with a side of vegetables. Tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like

than 16 million men affected by the disease globally, and two million affected in the U.S. alone. Early diagnosis can improve one’s prognosis, so encourage your father to schedule an appointment for a screening as soon as possible. Broader awareness and understanding for this disease are crucial for saving lives.

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broccoli are a great choice. And if you can’t forgo the beef, don’t char. Charred meats can contain cancer-causing carcinogens that lodge in the prostate. Also skip the trans fatty acids found in margarine and give your meal a flavor boost with olive oil instead.

together. Obesity increases a man’s risk of heart disease, aggressive forms of prostate cancer, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, amongst other dangerous health problems, so make maintaining a healthy weight a priority for both you and Dad.

• Move: Play golf, play tennis, or simply walk off your meal

• Checkup: Prostate cancer affects one in six men, with more

• Get Involved: You and dad can support men’s health while enjoying baseball, by donating money to support finding better treatments for prostate cancer. Each year, during a special “Home Run Challenge,” Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation encourage baseball fans to make a financial pledge for every home run hit during select games June 7-17 at www. homerunchallenge.org. More healthy living tips, a free nutrition guide, and nutritious recipes can be found at www. pcf.org/nutrition. If you really want to show

Five tips for planning for retirement Consider the following five points when reviewing and taking charge of your retirement savings: • Invest your income boosts:If you receive an increase in income like a company bonus, salary increase, tax return or an expense reduction like paying off a car or a loan, it’s a great time to put those extra dollars towards retirement savings. • Consolidate assets: If you still have retirement funds from previous employers, roll those balances into your current company’s retirement plan. Having all your retirement assets in one place simplifies

retirement investing and income planning. • Reduce taxable income: The money you contribute to your employer-sponsored retirement plan is not included in your current taxable income. So the more you save, the lower your income taxes. Taxes aren’t due on the money saved or on any investment earnings until the money is taken out of your 401(k) plan. And the good news is that by the time you withdraw money and pay taxes, you’ll most likely be in a lower tax bracket.

• Review your investments: Ask your employer about retirement planning education, online tools, or one-on-one support to help you make sure your investment strategy is in line with your overall retirement goals as well as your risk tolerance. Take advantage of all the resources available to you. • Maximize match benefits: Make sure you’re contributing enough to take full advantage of any company matching program. This is one of the most valuable benefits of saving for retirement through your employer. If you’re not doing this,

you’re simply leaving money on the table. If you’re enrolled in your company’s retirement plan, you’re already on the right track. Remember to stay on track and take greater charge of your retirement plan. More information on saving for retirement can be found at www.LincolnFinancial.com. To be better prepared for the years ahead, challenge yourself to step back and think about retirement in a new way,considering both savings and planning.

Dad how much you care this Father’s Day, consider forgoing a gluttonous meal and spend the day promoting healthy habits instead.


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Stay more connected to family and friends Despite round-the-clock access to text messaging, email and social networking sites, meaningful connections sometimes seem harder to come by than ever these days. While it is easy to let all your friends and family know about your new promotion or engagement with a status update online, don’t forget the importance of personal correspondence in today’s digital age. You can connect better with your close friends and family. Here are some tips to help you keep in touch: • Make an appointment for important phone calls that are easy to put off. If you have an actual appointment,

you can’t and won’t forget to give Mom and Dad a call. Better yet, make it a standing weekly ritual you will all look forward to each week. • Want to tell a friend what’s new? Send a note on personalized stationery. “You will really brighten the day of your recipient with a card sent in the mail,” advises Mariam Naficy, CEO of Minted.com, an online stationery store. • Throw a party. Nothing beats good old-fashioned face-to-face communication. So gather all your loved ones together for a party at your house. There will be time enough to make meaningful conversation, and complete your duties as host. • For the really important

milestones like birth announcements and engagements, you’ll want to let your friends hear about it directly from you. Skip the temptation to broadcast your good news to the world with a blog post or status update until after you’ve told your close friends and family. Sites like www.minted. com have the tools you’ll need to personalize your announcements. Life is short. So whether you want to create or improve your connections with family and friends, there is no better time than the present to get started.


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H o ro s c o p e s

Across 1 Kilmer of “Batman Forever” 4 Nostalgic soft drinks 9 Latish wake-up time 14 Object of a conquistador’s quest 15 Conjure up 16 As a friend, to Francois 17 What older baseball pitchers might do? 20 “Scarborough ‘ Fair” herb 21 Huey, Dewey and Louie, e.g. 22 Dull routine 23 Fetch Halloween costumes from the attic? 27 Mice and lice 29 Quick-flash link 30 French land mass 31 Early pamphleteer 35 Big name in baseball cards 39 “Can I get a word in?”

You can’t always wait for the world to catch up. You may set an inspiring pace in the week ahead. People will admire your industriousness in the workplace and your leadership abilities in group settings.

Life is a learning process. In the week ahead, you would be wise to develop strategies to avoid being overwhelmed when events unfold too quickly. The boss might be less charming and more demanding.

Power to the people plus some power to you in the week ahead, since you may have a feeling that you can do anything. Strong ambitions need a suitable outlet; don’t miss any opportunity to excel.

This week is a good time to learn what makes your mate tick. You and a significant other can discuss ambitions and financial plans. Avoid making impetuous purchases out of pure boredom.

Console yourself by focusing on moneymaking activities. In the week ahead, you must remember that the heart is a muscle and that heartbreak gives you a chance to strengthen that muscle.

If you do what others won’t, you can accomplish what others can’t. In the week ahead, your talents shine when you become involved in action-oriented activities. Group dynamics tend to highlight your abilities.

A fixation on fixing. The hair of the dog isn’t always the best cure, since you might end up with fleas. In the upcoming week, the more you try to fix a problem, the more likely you will create another problem.

It is better to express yourself than to repress yourself. In the week ahead, you may have more than one opportunity to turn a situation to your advantage especially if you are focused on accomplishment.

If it is important to you to succeed, you will find a way - but if it isn’t, you will find an excuse. During the upcoming week, you could be powerfully drawn to ways to manipulate money in your favor.

One of the secrets to success is an understanding of when to say yes. With powerful Pluto in your sign, ambition could be your middle name. In the week ahead, focus energies on achievement.

Focus on making progress, not perfection. You must roll up your sleeves to get jobs done, even if they aren’t done perfectly. In the upcoming week don’t leap to conclusions or take risks with your money.

Taking a leap into the dark can be dangerous. In the week to come, you may be prompted to search for the cosmic musical score that shows what your part is in the melody of life. Avoid impulsiveness.

Down 41 Muffler 43 Intimate apparel purchase 44 Wrinkle-prone fabric 46 Work with one’s hands 48 NATO founding member 49 Classy org.? 51 Dulles alternative 53 Post snide comments on a blog? 59 Italian diminutive suffix 60 “Pagliacci” clown 61 Dundee denials 64 Join the high school wrestling team? 68 Early IndoEuropean 69 Actress Dunne 70 Volstead __: Prohibition enabler 71 Campfire treat 72 Enjoyed, as a beach blanket 73 “Go for it!”

1 Swears 2 Certain stage solo 3 Scratch 4 Composer Rorem 5 HTC smartphone 6 Mr. Fixit’s genre 7 “Don’t remind me” 8 Attach, in a way 9 Most likely to crack 10 Bring down the curtain 11 Tiny Pacific republic 12 Rally, as a crowd 13 Thin sprays 18 Think 19 Actress Swenson 24 Fall (over) 25 Geneticist’s concerns 26 Art colony town 27 Medicine chest item 28 K-12 32 “Ew!” 33 Mary Bobbsey’s older daughter 34 Poetic preposition 36 Keeps at it 37 Galileo Galilei Airport city

38 Attention __ 40 Choice reading? 42 Casino game 45 Its largest moon is Triton 47 Drops on a blade? 50 Each 52 Monument word 53 Gyro essentials 54 Render weaponless 55 Godzilla’s stomping ground 56 “Wait __ Dark”: 1967 film 57 Pageant trophy 58 “Okey-__!” 62 Verb-to-noun suffix 63 Droop-nosed fliers 65 Mr. Potato Head piece 66 “Small Craft on a Milk Sea” musician 67 Home viewing room

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Suss’ courage leads team to medal By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

There have been several memorable moments at the boys state track and field meet on the signature blue track in O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. In recent lore, York’s Donald

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Derrick Suss fell during the third leg of the 4x4 at state, but managed to get back to the start line to hand off to the anchor so the team would medal.

Sage in 2000 ran the state’s only sub-four minute 1,600 meters and set a state record in the 3,200 the same day. That same year, Lemont’s Nick Brombarek single handedly placed second in the state meet, earning three state titles and one third-place finish. There was also the 2005 Class 2A meet where Wheaton North’s Adam Harris won two state titles in a matter of minutes, winning the 100-meter dash and 110-high hurdles back to back. All of those memories, as well as those of the 2012 race will forever be enshrined in the surface, as the track will be torn up and redone before next season’s state finals. Noneofthoseaccomplishments, however, showed the guts, determination and character of Plainfield North’s Derick Suss in Saturday’s 1,600-meter relay – the last race ever on that surface. After getting the handoff from Quest Young as the third leg

of the race, the Tigers were in second place. Suss nearly immediately pulled up with a pulled hamstring and tumbled to the ground, possibly breaking his wrist in the fall. “When I fell, I heard the baton hit the ground and all I was thinking was to get it and keep going for my team,” Suss said. “We had made it this far not to medal.When I went down, Quest and Marquis ran over and wanted to run alongside of me and the officials said they couldn’t. While stadium announcers called for trainers to help Suss off the track and assist him, the senior crawled to the baton, gathered it and proceeded to hop, limp and hobble nearly 300 meters in front of a standing ovation from the crowd and fellow competitors, to make the handoff to teammate Evan Flagg, who sprinted his 400 meters to finish the race. “My leg was hurting really bad,” Suss said. “I heard the crowd. The only time you don’t hear the crowd is when you are going really fast and I wasn’t. I saw all the guys there, we run against Edwardsville and Belleville East a lot and we know them and Minooka is on our conference. I just wanted to get it to Evan.This is his first year running track and for everything he did for us this season, I wanted him to get that See SUSS, page 27

Bengals rally in seventh for regional title By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Plainfield East’s softball team has been cruising through unchartered territory this postseason. And needless to say, the Bengals are enjoying the voyage.

SOFTBALL After winning its first playoff game in the three-year history of the program –3-0 over Batavia last week—coach Chris Morris’ team claimed its first regional championship Saturday at Romeoville. Down 4-3 going into the top of the seventh against No. 2-seeded Naperville Central, the Bengals scored twice to take a 5-4 lead. Right-hander Annie Molek then held the Redhawks in check to secure Plainfield East’s first trip to the sectionals. The seventh-seeded Bengals

(22-11) tangled with sixth-seeded Naperville North (23-12) in an East Aurora sectional semifinal game at Aurora’s Phillips Park Wednesday night. The Bengals set a goal to win a regional title prior to the start of the season, and beating Batavia got the team believing it could reach that goal. “That (victory over Batavia) was another step forward because we hadn’t won a playoff game yet,” Morris said. “Winning (that) one kind of got that confidence going. We knew we could beat this team if we played well. We got it done and we got some hardware.” Naperville Central (26-10) took a 2-0 lead in the second, but the Bengals tagged Redhawk starter Kristina Vizza for three runs in the third—two of those runs coming on a fake bunt play. Jessica Rio and Nina Maggio See BENGALS, page 28

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Jessica Rio bunts for a base hit in the top of the seventh. The Bengals trailed Naperville Central 4-3 at that point, but Rio later came around to score the tying run.


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East looks to build off of playoff success By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

In only their fourth year of existence, the Plainfield East soccer team became the first girls program in school history to win a regional title.

GIRLS SOCCER They did so with a 1-0 win over Illiana Christian at the Rich East Regional. With as much work as it took over four years to claim the regional crown, the Bengals knew it wouldn’t be easy to keep going. That came true as they fell to top-seeded Lincoln-Way North (17-7-1), 4-0. East (13-9-2) gave up three first half goals and only one after intermission, but could not find the net themselves.

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Bri Bernholdt plays a ball in Plainfield East’s 4-0 loss to Lincoln-Way North in a sectional semifinal.

“I think we did better than we thought would do,” said senior Lauren Towler. “This is our first time in the sectional. There are a lot of young girls on this team that will learn from this. They need to train in the offseason and play in the offseason if they want to get better.” The seniors on the team hope what they started keeps going. “Hopefully this makes the freshmen and sophomores want to get better,” said Allison Gahafer. “We are the second team in school history to win the regional and the first female team, so it feels good.” Some of the seniors are happy they are part of the building of excellence at East. “We are on the board in (boys) basketball and soccer and other sports are coming up as well,” See SUCCESS, page 27


Sports SUSS Continued from page 25 medal and all-state status.” As Flagg crossed the finish line in 5 minutes, 47.44 seconds, nearly 2:30 behind eighth-place Evanston (3:23.97), he did so to a standing ovation from the crowd and fellow competitors. “What a way to end the track,” said Plainfield North Tony Holler. “We all know you don’t have to win the race to be a winner. We

SUCCESS Continued from page 26 said Jackie Scieszka. “It feels good to know that our four years we have set the tone. I think us being first sets the standards higher. Now the girls coming in will want to be better than us and they will want to win sectional and go to state.” The Bengals had some goals this season they set and did not achieve that they hope the younger players can shoot for. “One of our goals was to beat the other Plainfield schools and to win conference,” said Ally Togliatti. “This is all a learning experience.”

The Enterprise, Thursday, May 31, 2012 have a bunch of great kids and I am so proud of all of them.” If Suss did not finish that race, the quartet of Marquis Flowers, Suss, Young and Flagg would not be awarded their ninth-place medal and all-state status. “We have four seniors on that relay and he ran for his teammates,” Holler said. “It was pretty emotional.We can learn so many things from sports” Holler said the character of Suss, who missed last season entirely because of a hamstring injury, was not lost on the capacity crowd.

Togliatti remembers what it was like to be at East as a freshman and is happy to have been part of it. “Being a freshman starting up with this and seeing it grow for four years has been fun,” she said. “We were there when there was no varsity sports. I am a lot more happy walking off today than my freshman year. I am even happier than I was last year.” “It was an honor to be the first girls team to win the regional,” said East girls coach Jamie Caruso. “We are going to use this as a stepping stone and next year hopefully get better. It took us four years to get to this step and we hope it doesn’t take four again to get the next step.” mark@buglenewspapers.com

“There were runners and people who came up to me with tears in their eyes after saying Derick Suss taught them a lesson,” Holler said. “Coaches told me if they have kids go down, they want them to finish the same way he just did. I have coached state champion individuals and state champion relay teams and I am as proud of this team that lost the race as any I have ever coached.” The character was not one time thing for Suss, who was accepted into the Air Force Academy last week.

Suss has decided to not go to the academy and he will walk on at the University of Wisconsin. It was the second state medal for Suss,Young and Flowers, who teamed with Jacob Clayton to place sixth in the 4x200 relay in 1:28.05. In the 400 dash, Plainfileld East’s Stepfan Thelemaque placed sixth with a time of 48.74. District 202’s highest finisher was Plainfield Central sophomore Luke Winder in the pole vault, who took third with a vault of 15-6.

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“I just put all my faith in the Lord,” Winder said. “All I wanted to do down there is to make it to the second day and get a chance to go for a PR, and I did. It was great having my family down there with me.” It was the best finish at the state meet for a Winder in their sophomore year. “Taking third was amazing because I did what my brothers wanted me to do and that was do better than they did sophomore year,”Winder said. mark@buglenewspapers.com


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North wins regional; falls to Minooka By Scott Taylor Sports Reporter

After three straight years of getting knocked out in the regional finals to Neuqua Valley, Plainfield North caught a break when the brackets were revealed and there was no Neuqua Valley in the regional.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL However, the Tigers were just the No. 3 seed in the Plainfield East Regional and had Plainfield South and Plainfield Central ahead of them, in part due to early season injuries. They didn’t have to face either of those rivals though as Lemont knocked off Central in the opener and Bolingbrook edged top-seeded South in the semis. North took care of its business setting up a rematch of an earlier meeting, won by the Tigers. The Tigers fell 26-24 in the first set, but rebounded with 2514, 25-15 wins to win the first regional title in program history last Wednesday. “I’m so excited right now, it’s awesome,” North senior setter Matt Guerrieri said. “Most teams would have wanted to peak a few weeks ago and we’re peaking now.We needed to keep progressing because we were stuck behind with injuries.” “It feels amazing,” Barber said. “We knew that it was going to be hard. I’m really proud of the boys.We played strong volleyball and did everything right. The pressure was always on us to perform and do really well at this regional. This was our first year where we thought this was 100 percent ours. In the first set we didn’t show it, but we pulled it together.” North rebounded from the slow start in the season top play its best volleyball in the end. “The first half of the season we hit a lot of bumps in the road with a lot of injuries and a lot of people in new positions,” Vesper said. “Then we really started to hit our stride in the second half of the season. While we were

BENGALS Continued from page 23 delivered consecutive singles with one out. Then, Rio attempted to steal third after Fran Giovannini, the Bengals’ No. 2 hitter, faked a bunt. Rio slid into third, knocking the ball out of Redhawk third baseman Courtney Giebel’s glove. The ball skipped past Giebel which allowed Rio to score. Maggio, who took second on the play, kept on running as Giebel tried to retrieve the ball. She raced home and scored on Giebel’s errant throw to the plate. The Bengals then took the lead.

doing it, we were flying under the radar. We were hitting our stride at the right time.” Those injuries helped others get a chance to gain experience early in the season and it paid off in a big way. “Every single one of our players have improved since day one of the season,” Vesper said. “We have a lot of threats now. Josh (Quinn) has become a huge hitter for us. Doug (Aremka) is a huge hitter. Everyone is contributing now.” North fell behind 17-12 in the first set and came back to have match point at 24-23, but couldn’t hold on. The last two sets they left little doubt at the end of the sets. “They played really well the first game and we were a little nervous,” Guerrieri said. “We knew if we could limit our errors, we could control the game and that’s what we did. Bolingbrook played really well in the tournament. It finally happened, and it feels amazing.” The Tigers went on to lose Friday in the Romeoville Regional semifinal to arch rival Minooka, 25-18, 25-18. The Indians defeated the Tigers in all five meetings this year. “The cool thing was we have always had a rivalry with Minooka,” said Vesper. “When my guys heard of the schedule change, they wanted to play Minooka. We came in prepared well, we just didn’t have it tonight.” Vesper said the Tigers only played half of the perfect game needed to win. “In order to beat Minooka, you have to play well offensively and defensively,” he said.“Defensively we played excellent, the best match I have ever seen them play. But, offensively, we just weren’t there. We made too many errors.” Over the last few years, Minooka has grown to be an area power in boys volleyball and Vesper hopes the Tigers are nearing that status as well. “Minooka is getting respect from other areas and hopefully

Molek singled with two outs, and Samantha Triani, running for Molek, stole second. Taylor Messer came through with an RBI single. “We took some chances and it worked out for us today,” Morris said. “We had the fake bunt that turned into two runs for us, and we were able to put the ball in play in key situations. We didn’t necessarily hit it hard in those situations, but we put it in play and gave ourselves an opportunity.” The Redhawks tied things up with a run in their half of the third, and scored again in the fifth to regain the lead, 4-3. Naperville Central’s Laura Dierking lined a shot off Molek’s shin during the inning, but Molek threw Dierking out at first. Molek

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Jake Barber puts home a kill in Plainfield North’s regional final win over Bolingbrook.

we are right behind,” he said. “We have had excellent winning records for four years in a row now, we won our first regional championship. The players are not happy with just a regional championship. At the beginning

of the season, that was our goal because we had never done it. Now, we have and they want the next thing.” •Plainfield Central’s season came to a close with a 16-25, 25-23, 25-23 loss to Lemont

last Monday in a Plainfield East Regional quarterfinal. Tom Poznanski recorded 11 kills and Cody Swanson tallied 25 assists and five blocks in defeat.

stayed in the game and retired nine of the last 10 batters she faced. “I kind of saw it coming and I tried to get out of the way, and then I went down,” said Molek, who owns a 21-10 record. “And as I was down I felt the ball under my stomach so I just got the ball and made the play.” “She’s been hit three or four times this year,” Morris noted. “She got hit in the face earlier this year, but she’s a tough kid. I knew she was going to come back.” Rio led off the seventh with a bunt single, and Maggio followed with a hit. Rio later scored the tying run on a Giovannini double, while Maggio advanced to third. Maggio tagged up and scored what proved to be the winning

run after Molek lifted a sacrifice fly to center field. “I knew I had to get the ball in the air somewhere in the outfield in order for Nina to come in,” Molek said, “and I did what I wanted to do.” Molek’s mound opponent Wednesday night was expected to be Kathleen Hahne, who brought a 17-9 record into the contest.The Bengals and Huskies split a doubleheader earlier this season. “I think our chances are good as long as we hit and play defense like we have (been),” Giovannini said.“We just have to stay relaxed.” •Plainfield Central took home the Metea Valley Regional title Saturday with a 7-0 win over Waubonsie Valley.

Morgan Vogt led the way, going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple and added two RBI. She also earned the win on the mound (10-1), giving up four hits and no runs. Timi Tooley, Kaleigh Nagle and Kristina Shahan added doubles for the Wildcats, who scored four times in the fifth inning to break open a scoreless tie. They added one run in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth and had 11 hits for the game. Central (24-8) won its opener 12-3 over Oswego. Cailey Baker was 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and an RBI. Vogt was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Michaela Schlattman had a pair of doubles.

Mark Gregory contributed to the story

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Trevor Henderson throws a pitch for Plainfield South in a 2-1 loss to Minooka.

Cougars fall to Indians By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

When two of their top players went down with season-ending injuries before the first pitch of the season was thrown, most people wrote off Plainfield South in 2012, figuring it would be a learning year for the several young players on the roster.

BASEBALL Instead, it was a learning year for the prognosticators, as South (22-14) battled through

the season, advancing to the final of the Minooka Regional. “We did what we could,” said Plainfield South’s Tyler Butler. “We battled and gave it all we could, it just didn’t go our way today. Our goal was to be in the regional final and here we are. We made it. Those people that wrote us off at the beginning of the season, we used that as motivation. Although the Cougars defeated Minooka twice in the regular season, it was the Indians that came out on top in the playoff game, winning

2-1 on a T.J. Condon walk-off infield single with two-outs in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring Alex Bebar from second. The Indians (24-13) advanced to the semifinals of the Bloomington Sectional at Illinois Wesleyan University and faced off against Moline yesterday. For most of the game, it was a pitchers’ duel between Minooka senior right-hander Kevin Ruff and South sophomore southpaw Trevor Henderson, with no runs See COUGARS, page 30

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COUGARS Continued from page 29 scoring until the bottom of the sixth inning. Henderson is one of several young arms on the South roster. “I am sad to get the loss with how hard we tried,” Henderson said. “I am so proud of how we battled. The players worked hard and the coaches were great. I am so proud of this team.” In that frame, Minooka’s Joe Carnagio’s drove in Max Brozovich with a two-out base hit to give Minooka the lead. It had appeared as if South would scratch first, as they had a runner on third base and one out in the top of the sixth inning and the Cougars’ meat of the order up. Minooka coach Jeff Petrovic went to left-hander Josh Jimenez, who earned the win in the opener over Joliet

West. “He is a strike-out pitcher,” Petrovic said. That he was, as he fanned both batters he faced to get out of the jam. The plan was for Ruff to reenter the game on the mound in the seventh inning, but Jimenez sprinted to the mound before Petrovic could get to the umpire to make the change. He left Jimenez in and Butler was glad he did. The South junior hit a firstpitch fastball over the centerfield fence to tie the game at 1-1. “I got in there and I was looking fastball,” Butler said.“He gave it to me first pitch right across the letters and I took advantage and turned on it.” South loses only four seniors off this year’s roster, so the future looks bright. “We lose four big players, but we bring back 10,” Henderson said. “Next year, we are going to come back and kick some butt.” •Plainfield North won its third

straight regional title Saturday 3-2 over Benet. Caleb Kissel drove home the winning run, while Brendon Miller picked up the win on the mound.

TENNIS Plainfield South’s Austin Russell matched the best finish for the District in the boys side since Matt McGowan in 2007 by winning three matches at state. Russell opened with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Loyola’s Anthony Arocho. He then went on to win three straight matches Thursday to advance to Friday. He defeated Ryan Kohl of Prairie Ridge 6-0, 6-0, the defeated Josh Radil of Belleville East 6-1, 6-0 and Steve Hill of Lincoln-Way North 6-2, default to advance to Friday. Russell fell to Ismail Kadyrov of Vernon Hills 6-4, 6-4 in the first match Friday. mark@buglenewspapers.com


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BASEBALL Batting Average Chris Tschida, JCA Derek Bangert, Lockport Mario Cerda, Joliet Central Kyle Richardson, Maine South Kevin Ross, Niles West Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Scott Foltz, Bolingbrook Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Zach Melone, JCA Keenan Kelly, Maine South Runs Chris Tschida, JCA Steve Heffernan, Plainfield Central Ryan Peter, JCA Matt Underdown, Downers North Josh Altmann, Lockport Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Hits Derek Bangert, Lockport Tom Vachon, Plainfield East 45

Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Connor Kopach, Downers North Ryan Peter, JCA Austin Mastela, Lockport Nate Searing, JCA Chris Tschida, JCA RBI Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Nate Searing, JCA Austin Mastela, Lockport Chris Tschida, JCA David Wilk, Downers North Derek Bangert, Lockport Homers Derek Bangert, Lockport Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Kyle Richardson, Maine South Matt Kramer, Plainfield East Eric DeLoach, Plainfield Central Colton Smith, Plainfield North Doubles Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Kevin Ross, Niles West Derek Bangert, Lockport Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Austin Mastela, Lockport Mike Bentson, Plainfield Central Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Chris Tschida, JCA ERA Kevin Duchene, JCA Jake Herron, Joliet West Danny Hyde, Notre Dame

.495 .491 .457 .456 .438 .436 .429 .417 .410 .413 51 40 38 37 32 31 52 42 42 41 41 41 37 43 38 34 33 25 25 5 5 4 4 4 4 19 15 14 14 13 11 10 10 0.14 0.64 0.68

Matt Testa, JCA Brendan Miller, Plainfield North John Chignoli, JCA Brian Glowicki, Downers South Wins Brendan Miller, Plainfield North Kevin Duchene, JCA Brian Glowicki, Downers South Kyle Colletta, Niles West Nick Davito, Lockport Joe Cresta, Plainfield North Evan Martens, Lockport Strikeouts Kevin Duchene, JCA Brian Glowicki, Downers South Brendan Miller, Plainfield North Jake Herron, Joliet West Joe Cresta, Plainfield North J. Meger, Niles West Kyle Colletta, Niles West Tomas Aguilar, Plainfield Central

0.81 1.01 1.16 1.20 8-0 8-0 8-1 7-0 7-2 7-0 7-3 93 72 60 58 58 54 49 49

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Batting Average Julianne Rurka, Benet Maeve McGuire, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Kelli Holstine, Minooka Emily York, Benet Cara Debenedictis, Maine East Kendall Duffy, Benet Tresa Fahrner, Joliet West Haley Gerl, JCA Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central Dani Knaak, Bolingbrook Runs Maeve McGuire, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Nina Maggio, Plainfield East Alyssa Manucci, Plainfield South

.594 .584 .562 .488 .462 .455 .446 .445 .439 .430 .429 60 44 41 40 39 36

Morgan Vogt, Plainfield Central Stephanie Abello, Benet Alex Wyss, JCA Tresa Fahrner, Joliet West Ali Michalik, Benet Angelina Medo, Plainfield South Haley Gerl, JCA Hits Maeve McGuire, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Haley Gerl, JCA Emily York, Benet Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central Morgan Vogt, Plainfield Central Kendall Duffy, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet RBI Emily York, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet

35 34 30 30 29 29 28 59 59 58 58 48 49 48 46 41 60 44 44

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Julianne Rurka, Benet Maeve McGuire, Benet Jusse Bunn, Plainfield East Whitney Lanphier, Plainfield South Homers Maeve McGuire, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet Sam Yeager, Downers North Dale Ryndak, Downers North Carly Dundee, Lockport Michelle Spillman, Romeoville Katie McKay, Joliet West Emily York, Benet Doubles Maeve McGuire, Benet Annie Molek, Plainfield East Carly Dundee, Lockport Whitney Lanphier, Plainfield South Marissa Panko, Benet Jusse Bunn, Plainfield East

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