SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 VOL. 8 ISSUE 1 UPCoMiNG FooTBall GaMe PreViewS Get the lowdown on your team’s upcoming games
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EDUCATION YESS Program
Mental health program at JTHS will continue
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BUSINESS Come To Order
Get your summer to-do lists finished
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COMMUNITY Breast Cancer Walk Walk to be held Sept. 26 at Chicagoland Speedway
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SPORTS JCA Eyes State Title Angels return six from runner-up team in 3A
Lawmakers fight to save Lockport Gallery, other state museum sites
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The state of Illinois has yet to see a budget in place. But state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Crest Hill, hopes that at least part of those unaccounted for dollars will go toward preserving the past in one of Lockport’s most historic locations. McGuire held a town hall meeting in Lockport Sept. 2, speaking with members of the public before later addressing the Lockport City Council. The senator said a bill aimed at keeping five branches of the Illinois State Museum open is headed for a vote in the Illinois House, after passing through the Senate back on Aug. 4. The bill amends the state statute on how the museum and its branches are run, adding in crucial wording to keep Lockport and three other regional sites open. STory CoNTiNUeS oN PaGe 2
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Lockport Gallery -- one of the Illinois State Museum’s five branches slated to close Sept. 30.
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Fight to save Lockport Gallery rests on SB 317’s passage Continued from Page 1 “Senate Bill 317 is a bill that says the state of Illinois shall— not may—shall operate a state museum in Springfield and [four] branches, including the Lockport Gallery,” McGuire said. “Last week, the governor sent layoff notices to state museum employees with a Sept. 30 closing date for all the facilities.” The Lockport Gallery sits inside the Norton Building, which served as a strategic point along the Illinois and Michigan
Canal. Built around 1850, the building was originally used to process, package and store grain. Rehabbed in 1989, the entire structure is now a mixed-use building, housing residential and commercial space, as well as the museum. The museum is also an anchor for historic sites and the I&M Canal’s nature trail, and sits a stone’s throw from Lockport’s bustling business and shopping district. Earlier this summer, the Lockport Gallery was closed and most of its contents removed, when the state’s fiscal year ended on June 30 with no funding plan in place. At that time, city officials
were told that the gallery was considered “non-essential” to the state. That move prompted the city council to add the museum to their own insurance policy, and the doors were open again. In mid-July, Lockport Mayor Steve Streit put out a request for Illinois residents to provide art to fill the empty walls, saying “Springfield holds 175 years of Illinois citizens’ culture hostage.” Adding the museum to the city’s insurance policy was a temporary measure to keep the doors from closing, calling the current displays “The People’s Show.” “The goal of the gallery’s director, John Lustig, and myself is to fill the walls from floor to
ceiling, end to end, fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle to make the statement, ‘If Springfield can’t manage our assets, we, the citizens, will,” Streit said in July. But McGuire said that all that hard work will be for naught if the state can’t get protection for the museums. “Those works are still hanging on the walls in the Lockport gallery in the Norton Building,” McGuire said. “If the governor has his way, those works will have to be taken down because the door will be locked on Sept. 30.” On Sept. 2, the amendment to the bill made its way through the House Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancement Committee, and is
up for its third reading now on the House floor. The bill amends the Department of Natural Resources Act, by adding language that notes that in addition to a state museum in Springfield, the state of Illinois shall operate a museum “at branch sites at Dickson Mounds, Lockport, Rend Lake and the James R. Thompson Center.” The bill would go into effect immediately if signed by the governor, keeping those five sites open. A timeline for when the bill would be discussed in the House has not been established. The Illinois House of Representatives will be in session next Sept. 24.
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Counseling program will continue at Joliet High School Will County officials plug $100,000 hole to keep mental health program afloat Community leaders banded together to save a valuable counseling program for Joliet Township High School students on the verge of elimination due to budgetary constraints. Just before the start of the school year, Joliet Township High School officials found out that the mental health portion of the Youth Experiencing Success in School program was to be eliminated. Valuable mental health services are provided on-site at the high school campuses through the Will County Health Department, as part of YESS. The Health Department began providing mental health services on-site at Joliet Central and West High School in 2005 through the YESS program, which was made possible via a five-year grant. “Although the grant expired in 2010, the Will County Health Department remained committed to providing in-school counseling and mental health services through a full-time licensed clinician who supervises about 10 interns at both campuses,” said JTHS Superintendent Cheryl McCarthy. “These valuable services have yielded amazing results since 2005, so when we learned the program was in jeopardy, we knew we had to take action.” McCarthy called on the community for help, bringing together YESS partners and community leaders for a meeting in early August. “We had to put our heads together to figure out a way to continue the
The Health Department began providing mental health services on-site at Joliet Central and West High School in 2005 through the YESS program, which was made possible via a five-year grant.
services,” said McCarthy. “We know the program works, and we didn’t want to see a change in supports for our students.” The positive change in school climate has been drastic. “Since 2005, fighting is down 69 percent, assaults are down 27 percent and expulsions are down 67 percent,” said McCarthy. “In addition, during the 2014-2015 school year, nearly 300 students received mental health services through the program and there was a 100 percent graduation rate for the seniors in the program. This is just remarkable.” To continue the program for the 2015-16 school year, McCarthy informed community partners that $100,000 was needed. She pointed out that through the use of interns approximately $620,000 worth of services are provided to JTHS students. “It’s a great approach. By using interns we are able to maximize our services for a fraction of the cost,” she added. Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, a YESS partner since the program’s inception, immediately
contributed $10,000 in emergency funding to keep the program operating while community leaders worked on filling the $90,000 gap. State’s Attorney Glasgow used forfeiture funding, which is money seized from offenders who were using it to conduct criminal enterprises, to pay for the program. “The value of this program is tremendous when you consider the many benefits it brings to individual students, the Joliet Township High School District and the entire community,” Glasgow said. “Our investment in YESS pays back immense dividends when you provide struggling students the counseling and assistance necessary to complete their homework and succeed in school. Those students will become valuable members of our community. The other option – to allow these students to fail – is something we can never consider when we have a proven and effective resource like YESS available to us,” Glasgow added. Glasgow and McCarthy next appealed to the Will County Health Board during its Aug. 19 public meeting. “We needed the board’s support as we sought funding, and we needed to share the value and impact of the program,” said McCarthy. Will County Board of Health members and administration immediately saw the importance of continuing the program, finding money in the budget to complete the funding gap. “The Will County Health Department’s Division of Behavioral
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www.crimestoppersofwillcounty.org â€˘ 800.323.6734 Wedn es day, Septem ber 9, 2015 | bug lenewspapers.com The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Joliet and Shorewood police departments. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.
Todd Allen Mault, 46, 1221 Wildflower Circle, Shorewood, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Shorewood Police Department, 903 W. Jefferson St., for a Will County warrant-theft.
Alexei M. Juarez, 20, 812 Pearson Drive, Joliet, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 28 at Cottage and Channahon streets for a Will County warrant.
Meghan E. Rusniak, 19, 3600 Aspen Heights Parkway, Columbia, Mississippi, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. Aug. 29 at Cottage and Meyers streets for driving while license suspended.
Joliet Koya D. Duria, 27, 1306 Hague, was arrested at 3:20 p.m. Aug. 28 at Wal-Mart, 2424 W. Jefferson, for retail theft.
possession of controlled substance and possession of drug equipment.
Robert W. Mcnear, 30, 22 W. Clinton Apt. 220, was arrested at 9:37 p.m. Aug. 28 at the residence for criminal damage to property.
Dana E. Walker, 51, 917 Draper, was arrested at 12:08 p.m. Aug. 28 at the residence for domestic battery and battery.
Quinton T. Harris, 38, 350 E. Washington, was arrested at 9:34 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 0-100 block of Clinton for criminal damage to property.
Mitchell T. Cooley, 42, 210 S. Eastern, was arrested at 4:33 p.m. Aug. 28 at Sherman and Mound for possession of cannabis with intent and obstructing a peace officer.
Javier Sanchez, 31, 610 N. Broadway, was arrested at 4:27 a.m. Aug. 28 at the residence for disorderly conduct and obstructing justice.
Michele Rossi, 125 Knollwood, Matteson, was arrested at 9:51 p.m. Aug. 28 at Joliet and Van Buren for criminal trespass to motor vehicle.
Antwan D. Washington, 30, 408 E. Washington, was arrested at 10:31 a.m. Aug. 28 at the residence for
Frankie L. Clayton, 47, 316 Sherman Apt. 1, was arrested at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 0-100 block of West Jefferson for resisting or
obstructing a peace officer. Arthur M. Unger, 50, 350 E. Washington, was arrested at 11:29 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 800 block of Clement for aggravated domestic battery and violation of an order of protection.
Gildardo Salcedo, 23, 709 Chase was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 29 at George and Ann for possession of controlled substance.
Martez R. Nabors Jr., 25, 208 N. Broadway, was arrested at 11:51 p.m. Aug. 29 at Joliet and Munroe for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, felon possession or use of a weapon or firearm, armed habitual criminal and possession of ammunition without FOID.
Thaddius D. Wright, 25, 107
16 Mississippi Ave., was arrested 20 Roy A. Oleson, 36, 295 N. Second
at 2:03 a.m. Aug. 30 in the 100 block of Catherine Street for assault and disorderly conduct.
Samantha M. Carreno, 25, 2108 Madonna, was arrested at 6:41 a.m. Aug. 30 in the 1100 block of Loral for domestic battery.
18 Steinly, was arrested at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 30 at Manhattan and White for retail theft. Frank C. Digilio, 32, 111 Drew Marseilles, was arrested at 7:19 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 700 block of Collins for criminal damage to property.
Ave., Coal City, was arrested at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 30 at Wal-Mart, 2424 W. Jefferson, for violation of an order of protection.
Richard Wojciechowski, 45, 3000 Hillside Lane, Darien, was arrested at 9:26 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 1800 block of West Jefferson for possession of controlled substance and possession of drug equipment. Gerald Thomas Daniels, 59, 159
22 Stone, was arrested at 11:53 p.m. Aug. 30 at the residence for domestic battery.
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Race Fan Rally. 4 - 10 p.m. at Joliet City Center Partnership, 116 N. Chicago St. The Race Fan Rally is a yearly kickoff event to the NASCAR Chase Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Race Fan Rally includes live entertainment on the main stage, as well as other locations, food, beer tents, NASCAR drivers, simulators, prize and raffle drawings, and fun for the entire family! JJC Farmers Market. 2 to 6 p.m. in the Greenhouse Parking Lot, 1215 Houbolt Road. The Joliet Junior College Farmer’s Market provides quality goods and services that are affordable and accessible to the diverse population of the community it serves through the support of local farmers and artisans. They accept Illinois
problem across much of Illinois, the steps taken in Will County have resulted in lives being saved. The leadership shown by local leaders to equip law enforcement officers with life-saving medication has been instrumental in reducing the number of fatalities from 53 in 2012 to 33 in 2014. The governor’s veto would mean those who are most vulnerable to addiction will be blocked from accessing emergency care. I believe the governor’s decision in valuing dollars over lives was extremely short-sighted. Last year alone, over 600 people in Illinois died from overdosing
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Train Company. 7:30 p.m. at the Joliet Area Historical Museum’s Outdoor Rooftop Terrace, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Train Company plays killer, teeth-kicking blues-rock. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and performers take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for students with valid student ID and JAHM members, or $10 for the general public. Proceeds from this event benefit the museum’s educational and programming departments. For more information, call 815-723-5201 or visit www.jolietmuseum. org. Beyond the Book Club. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy library. Ages 7-12. Explore books in a fun and welcoming atmosphere! This unique book club welcomes kids (with an adult family member or friend) to come and discover a different book each month through interactive activities and lively discussion. Please register for each session. Books chosen are usually at the reading level of ages 7-12, but all ages are welcome.
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Homer Harvest Days. Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trantina Farm, 15744 W. 151st St., Lockport. The event will feature food, live
Bike and Dine Lockport. 9:45 a.m. at South Public Landing parking lot, 10th Street at the Canal, Lockport. For more information, call 815-834-0700 or visit www.visitlockport.com. Lockrocks Summer Concert Series. Call for times, at Dellwood Park Band Shell at State Street and Woods Drive, Lockport. Free. For more information, call 815-838-1183 or visit www.lockportpark. org. Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walnut Trails Elementary School, 301 Wynstone Drive, Shorewood. The Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a one-day Business Expo. It’s a great way to promote your business face-toface with the public, other area businesses and Shorewood Chamber membership. Toons & Treats. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Shorewood-Troy library. Do you remember the good old days when you’d wake up on Saturday and park yourself on the floor in front of some of your favorite cartoons? Now, you can come to the library to indulge in some of your favorite classics while munching on delicious donuts with friends and family.
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The usual routines hold no allure today. Your craving for adventure and excitement in the week to come leads you to seek out new places to explore and new people to meet. Inviting a loved one to accompany you on your journey could double the pleasure.
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Lady Luck may not be smiling on you today. Sometimes it can be fun to take a chance, but sometimes it’s just not worth the risk. As for the things that bring you true happiness, there’s no risk involved because they are constant. Seek them out this week.
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state title JCA returns 6 from state runner-up squad of last year
By Mark Gregory sports reporter
A year ago, the Joliet Catholic Academy girls volleyball team opened the season with a 9-11 record before winning 16 of its final 19 games heading into the state tournament, where it took second in Class 3A. The turnaround wasn’t a fluke, as coach Christine Scheibe said, it started with changes to the lineup. “It was last year when I put some of those juniors in the lineup is when we started winning,” she said. “I expect a lot out of them this year with that experience. “We have six girls back from the team that took second in state a year ago, so that gives us a lot of experience. We moved some of them around position wise.” Returning are seniors Meghan Harrison, Megan Malone, Addy Alt, Jessica Simon, Megan Cladis and junior Taylor Zurliene. Malone returns as the Angels’ top assist player from last year, posting 342, while being third on the team with 200 digs. Cladis posted the most digs on the team with 266 a year ago, while adding 48 kills and 38 aces. Zurline was fourth on the team a year ago with 102 kills, while Alt added 79. “What I like about this group, the seniors especially, is they are very competitive,” Scheibe said. “Even though they lack some of the height,
they have a drive in them and they know how to compete.” That lack of height has only one Angel taller than 5-feet, 9-inches and that comes in the form of junior Sheridan Kelly. Alt and Cladis both check in at 5-9, as does sophomore Sarah Nahas and senior Adraina Acosta. Acosta, the Bugle’s Joliet-area multisport athlete of the year for the 2014-15 season as a basketball and soccer player, returns to volleyball after the one-year hiatus. “She is just a heck of an athlete, and it is nice to have her on the team,” Scheibe said. Joining Acosta as a new senior to the team is Caroline Ley, who was cut last year and came back out. “She has been playing really well in practice,” Scheibe said. “Them coming back out is a testament to what the girls did last year and wanting to be a part of it and knowing the tradition and knowing what we are always capable of doing.” The Angels opened play with the first of several tough games on the schedule, facing off against Mother McAuley, who defeated JCA 25-16, 25-14. Acosta and Cladis tallied four kills each to pace the Angels, while Harrison posted 11 digs and Cladis adding nine. Simon led the setters with assists. With the way the season opened a year ago, Scheibe knows the team
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Jessica Simon and JCA have high hopes for the season.
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Porters take 3rd in SWSC match The Lockport boys golf team finished third in a SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division match with HomewoodFlossmoor and Lincoln-Way Central at Big Run. The Porters posted a 161, while HF tallied a 149 and Lincoln-Way Central a 156. Lockport was led by John Parker who shot 37, followed by 41s from Andrew Crowe and Massimo Onesto. The Porters were rounded out by Jimmy Sexton (42), who edged out Reid Rimsnider (42) on a scorecard playoff for final card honors with a par on the par-5 9th. “I was pleased at the way we came back from our performance
Tuesday cutting down our score by six strokes,” said Lockport coach Matt Eber. “I feel the kids are making adjustments and working hard to bring the scores down. John Parker’s 37 was a great comeback score from an off night on Tuesday. I was happy to see him turn it around and lead this team tonight in scoring.” Earlier in the week, Lockport hosted a quad with H-F, LincolnWay West and Andrew, also at Big Run. The Vikings were again winners (153), but Lockport was second with a 167, while Andrew posted a 172 and West shot a 200. Noah Speechley paced Lockport with a 40, followed by Onesto’s
41. Alex Middleton carded a 42 and Ryan Gorz 44, who beat his brother Trevor, who also shot 44, on a scorecard playoff to claim the last carding score for the Porters “I was really pleased to see Noah and Alex shoot the way they did today and that is only going to help our depth to have juniors step up and add to the mix of players who can post a quality number,” Eber said.
BOYS SOCCER Joliet West (3-1) beat Reavis 2-0 on goals from Dan Ramos and Gerardo Nicolas. Elber Haro tallied an assist. Jaime Reyes got the win with five saves. -compiled by Mark Gregory
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Indians feature many new faces By Mark Gregory sports reporter
The Minooka girls volleyball team headed into this season with a lot of new faces, including new coach Carrie Prosek. She returns to the Minooka bench after a brief hiatus, but this time with the girls squad. Prosek previously was the head boys coach of the boys team before stepping away to begin her family. “I was the head girls volleyball coach at Joliet Township for two years in 1998 and ‘99 season, but I coached boys after that,” she said. “I really haven’t coached high school girls in many years.” Prosek said she enjoys coaching the girls because they focus more on fundamentals, while guys are more athleticism based. “I enjoy teaching them and seeing the improvement from camp to summer to now on players that I had never coached before,” she said. “I coached a lot of them in eighth grade on their club team. It is interesting to see where they have come from since eighth grade.” Just because the girls are more skill based doesn’t mean they aren’t athletic. “We have phenomenal athletes and we have so many players who can play multiple positions that we have to work with this and look to see what is the best fit,” Prosek said. “Just because we win with something, it might not be the best one. We have many players that can play multiple positions, so there are several lineups I can run out there.” Aside from Prosek, many of the players are new as well, as the
angels | from page 7 won’t panic with a loss. “We are looking to build to the end of the season, we just need to peak at the right time,” she said. “We have to learn along the way and improve every match. We were able to turn things around last year, the trick is to not wait until the middle of the season to start.” If JCA is to make a run through the playoffs this season, it will do so without facing a pair of recent Class 3A powers in Breese Mater Dei and St. Francis. St. Francis will be a 4A school because of an increase in enrollment,
Indians have only four seniors on the team. “This team is a little bit younger,” she said. “I have four seniors, four juniors and four freshmen. I have four starting sophomores. Emily Heise and Ginger Perniar are back as seniors and Aly Papesh started as a freshman and only played front row.” Joining them are setters Brooklyn Bachmann and Taylor Baranski, along with hitter Kamryn Johnson and Holly Bond is a middle and Rocky Perinar, Ginger’s sister. “I like that I am walking into a lot of fresh faces on the varsity and I can start to put my stamp as far as building a program,” Prosek said. Although the team has a new coach and new faces, the goals remain the same. “The goal is to always win conference,” Ginger Perinar said. “The conference this year is very stacked. I’ve played with a lot of the girls over the years. All of the teams are very good. Last year we went pretty far and we have a lot of returning starters, height and expectations. “I think we can fill those expectations. The coaching has been great and I am really excited about this year. We have strong sophomores this year.” Hise feels the make-up of this team can help them to reach their goals. “I love our team this year,” Hise said. “We are definitely a young team. I feel like that kind of gives us an edge. I’m really excited for it. I’m really looking forward to playing Plainfield Central and North. They are really strong opponents and have similar front rows.” After opening the season by going 2-3 in the gold bracket of the
Plainfield North Invite, the Indians opened non-tournament play with a 25-23, 25-18 loss to Joliet Catholic Academy. Papesh posted seven kills, three blocks and seven digs, while Hise added four blocks. Bachmann tallied 13 assists. “We were down 12-2 in the first
set after missing five serves and having many unforced errors fought our way back but wasn’t enough,” Prosek said. “Although we struggle passing, Brooklyn Bachmann does a great job running the offense and Aly Papesh did a great job all around.” -Scott Taylor contributed
while Mater Dei will move up under the new IHSA Success Advancement rule that advances private schools with repeated success to a class
higher than its enrollment qualifies. “Sure, we won’t have to play them, but that doesn’t mean anything,” Scheibe said. “There are always
good teams and you have to play who you have to play.” JCA topped Minooka 25-23, 2518.
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Brooklyn Bachmann is a setter for Minooka.
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lockport @ joliet central The details: Lockport may have a few more victories under its belt the last few years, but both programs are stuck in a position where they have to learn to win. For the Steelmen it is learning to win for the first time, while the Porters are trying to get back to where the program was when they were back-to-back state champions. Right now, both programs struggle to close out games and take the victory when it is there.
Keys to the game: The key to this game will be mistakes – which team makes them and does the other team make them pay for the mistakes. Ignore the records of the past few season, there will be talent on the field for both teams. Central quarterback Zach Wisnieski is young but talented and will only get better every snap he takes. If he keeps progressing, he will lead the Steelmen to a win, or more, sooner than later. Lockport has athleticism all over the field and it all starts with
game time 1:30 p.m. Saturday Mr. Do-it-all Diondre Taylor. The Porters have no problem putting Taylor under center, out wide or in the backfield. As he goes, so does Lockport, because it is Taylor’s explosiveness that opens the passing game and the power running attack. -compiled by Mark Gregory
LWE @ Joliet West The details: In the conference opener for both teams, it is the last time the two will see each other in regular season play as West is in its final season in the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division. The Griffins have been a staple atop the SWSC since its inception and the Tigers are looking to go out on top.
The game is one of two night games the Tigers will have at home this season. Keys to the game: Like all games this season, the Tigers are paced by quarterback Alex Tibble. Tibble’s mobility and arm are key in every West game this season. Freshman wide receiver Kevon Dorris burst onto the scene in
game time 6:30 p.m. Friday his varsity debut and could be a dangerous weapon all year. -compiled by Mark Gregory
Carmel @ jca The details: The Hilltoppers leave a tough nonconference schedule and jump right in to the ever-difficult East Suburban Catholic Conference against a Carmel team that is always a challenge. Keys to the game: For JCA, all the glory goes to the triple threat
of Cade Earl, Michael Johnson and Harold Davis, but the key is the play of the offensive line. As long as the line continues to do its job and give Earl time to throw and make holes for the backs, the Hilltoppers will continue to score points this season.
game time 7:30 p.m. Friday -compiled by Mark Gregory
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PLAINFIELD CENTRAL VOLLEYBALL what do you use twitter for? I use it to promote our high school games to get people to try to come. I also use it to say great game ladies and stuff like that. who do you follow on twitter? I follow all the girls on Texas volleyball and girls on the US National team and friends in general and from club. How often are you on twitter? Not that often, maybe a little bit at night. I try to stay off it so it doesn’t consume my time. How often do you tweet? Not often, but it is more during the high school season.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY JOLIET, ILLINOIS
In The Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois,
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. RAMIRO O. OCHOA; OBDULIA MELCHOR; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 15 CH 1456 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, OBDULIA MELCHOR; and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: LOT 8, EXCEPT THE NORTH 95.25 FEET THEREOF AND THE WEST 23 FEET OF LOT 9, EXCEPT THE NORTH 95.25 FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 7 IN HOAGâ€™S ADDITION TO JOLIET, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 18, 1879 AS DOCUMENT NO. 78790, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMON ADDRESS: 850 Royce Ave., Joliet, IL 60432 P.I.N.: 30-07-03-420-010-0000 and which said mortgage was signed by RAMIRO O. OCHOA, mortgagor, to FIRST MIDWEST BANK, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as Document No. 4 2002140309; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of Will County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on September 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Will County Court Annex-3rd Floor (Arbitration Center), 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. For further information on the mediation process, please see the attached NOTICE OF MANDATORY MEDIATION. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in Will County at Will County Court House 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432 on or before the September 25, 2015, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 15 2191 I666222 Published 8/26, 9/2, 9/9.
M-III Chicago, LLC, Plaintiff v. William D. Teskoski, et al., Defendants, 15 CH 1841. PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed herein, notice is hereby given to all Defendants, Unknown Tenants, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants in the above entitled action; that said action has been commenced in the Court by the Plaintiff, naming you as Defendants therein and praying for a mortgage foreclosure of the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 7 AND 8, IN BLOCK 10, IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF JULIET, NOW JOLIET, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 211-215 N. Joliet Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432; and for such other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and that this action is still pending. Now, therefore, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action by this Court, by filing the same in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk of Will County on or before October 2, 2015, an order of default may be entered against you. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE, CLERK WILL COUNTY, 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Megan A. Drefchinski, Attorney for Plaintiff The Collins Law Firm, PC 1770 Park Street, Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60563 630-527-1595 I668315 Published 9/2, 9/9, 9/16.
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Walk against breast cancer to be held at Chicagoland Speedway Hundreds of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, businesses and community members will unite Sept. 26 to fight breast cancer at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and provides hope to all people facing the disease. The event registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet. For more information about the event, contact Jacquelyn Koch at 630-605-4630.
calendar | from page 5 Worldwide Day of Play. 9 a.m. to noon at Hufford Junior High School, 1125 N. Larkin Ave., and Washington Junior High School, 402 Richards St., Joliet. Families are invited to participate in free outdoor activities during Joliet’s ninth annual Worldwide Day of Play. Worldwide Day of Play was created by Nickelodeon in conjunction with its “Let’s Just Play” campaign to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play, especially outdoors. Joliet’s Worldwide Day of Play is sponsored by Joliet Public Schools District 86.
Annual Police Golf Outing. 9 a.m. at Inwood Golf Course, Joliet.
program | from page 3 Health provides many services to the community; however, the YESS program stands out because of the students served and the ability to provide those services on site,” said Will County Board of Health President John J. Hines, Jr. Hines added that there are many
Last year, over 600 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants raised $63,447 in Joliet for the American Cancer Society to invest in research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, an estimated 231,840 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,290 will die from the disease this year. Since 1993, more than 11 million supporters have raised
Check-in at 8 a.m., shotgun starts at 9 a.m. 4 man scramble-best ball style. For more information, email email@example.com PSJMC Auxiliary Fashion Show. 11 a.m. at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison, Joliet. $50. Join Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and their Auxiliary as they celebrate their seventh annual “Old Bags and New Rags” Fashion Show Bruncheon. There will be a purse auction, with proceeds going to benefit PSJMC’s Area of Greatest Need. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 815-725-7133 Ext-3339.
Attend the Event What: American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk when: Sept. 26 where: Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet more info: For more information about the event, contact Jacquelyn Koch at 630-605-4630
more than $685 million. Today, walks are held in nearly 300 communities nationwide.
Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free lunch featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob. Jumpees and games for the kids, a bags tournament, a live jazz band and a silent auction and raffles to benefit Guardian Angel Home. Bears/Packers game will be playing outside. For more information visit www.firstpresjoliet.org.
Back to Church Celebration. 12 to 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Paws to Read. 5 p.m. to the 6:15 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy library. Ages 6-12. ‘Paws’ to read with our cuddly therapy dogs, Brody and Rufus! Children can sign-up to read to a dog for a single, fifteen-minute session starting at 5 pm. At 6 pm, everyone can drop by to spend a little extra time getting to know all the dogs with a Puppy Party!
successful outcomes because of YESS and the board remains committed to providing the service. “The future of the YESS program depends on funding; however, the return on investment of this program is extremely high and should definitely be continued in future years,” he said. In the remaining months the high
school district will work with the Will County Health Department to put a plan in place that will sustain this portion of the YESS program for years to come. McCarthy will bring YESS partners and community leaders back together in April to review the entire YESS program and celebrate its successes.
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