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JUNE 4, 2014

Vol. 6 No. 40

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Popular JT West band director headed to Aurora Board members are expected to accept Carroll’s resignation at the board’s next meeting on June 17 By Alicia Fabbre For the bugle

sweditor@buglenewspapers.com @JolietILNews

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A Golden Apple Award winning teacher and beloved band director recently resigned from his post at Joliet West High School to take a job at an Aurora high school. Kevin Carroll, who was awarded the Golden Apple Award last year, recently informed his band students of his resignation. Carroll has led Joliet West’s band program for the last 21 years. “None of us want Kevin Carroll him to leave, but I Joliet west band recognize the job offer director he received is really the best choice for him,” said Youjia Wang, a junior at West who is in the marching >> see band director | page 2


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>> band director, from page 1 and symphonic band. Carroll, known as “K.C.” to close associates and students, told his band students May 21 he had accepted a position as band director at Waubonsie Valley High School. “It was a very emotional day for the band,” Wang said. “All of us have had such a wonderful relationship with him. “A lot of the students were brought to tears and everyone was very sad to hear the news,” he added. Carroll said Waubonsie Valley High School is only about 12 minutes from his home in north

Plainfield. “I’m leaving to have more time for my family,” said Carroll, who became a dad a little more than a year ago. He noted the school also has a total of three band directors. Carroll said he had been asking for the last 10 years for an assistant, but also said he knew the “financial restraints” of the district and that it was unlikely an assistant would be hired. However, he said that is not the main reason for his resignation. “I just want to have more time to be home,” he said. He said interviews for his replacement will begin June 2, and that several have applied for

News the opening. “They should be able to find someone very capable,” he said. He added that he would be available to his replacement to

“A lot of the students were brought to tears and everyone was very sad to hear the news,” he added. answer questions when needed. “I’m very blessed,” he said.“I’ve had a great career here at Joliet West, and I’ve made a lot of close connections to the students and families.”

In April,Wang started a petition drive online asking school officials to hire a second band director for West. In the petition, Wang noted that other schools with comparably sized band programs have at least two band directors. He also noted that when Carroll first started at West, the band program had only 70 students in it and that it currently has about 200 students. School officials said Carroll’s decision to resign was based on personal reasons. “He’s been a positive influence and he has been good for the band program,” Joliet Township High School District 204 school board president Jeff Pierson

said. Pierson said school board members are expected to accept Carroll’s resignation at the board’s next meeting on June 17. He remained confident the band’s strong tradition would continue. “Joliet West band and its history is much larger than anyone individual and will continue to succeed and thrive into the future.” Carroll will start as band director at Waubonsie Valley High School on June 10th, said Mark Duker, fine arts department chairman at the school. “We’re thrilled he’s going to be here,” Duker said.


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Families protest sentence Cancer survivors walk Lap of Hope to kick for woman charged in off Relay For Life Hickory St. Murders Money raised through Relay For Life supports the efforts of American Cancer Society

Last week Alisa R. Massaro, 20, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of robbery, concealing a homicide By Alex Hernandez staff reporter

ahernandez@buglenewspapers.com @TheAVHernandez

Protestors outside the Will County Cour thouse decried what they say is a light sentence for a woman charged in the Alisa Massaro Hickory Street (Credit: Will County Sheriff) Murders. Last week Alisa R. Massaro, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of concealing a homicide. Because she pleaded to the lesser charges and agreed to testify against her co-defendants she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Massaro is one of the four people initially charged with the murder of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankings on Hickory Street in January 2013. On May 29 family and friends of the victims protested what they saw as light sentence for Massaro. As The Bugle previously reported, Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney agreed

photo by alex hernandez | staff reporter

Protestors outside the Will County Courthouse decried what they say is a light sentence for a woman charged in the Hickory Street Murders.

to have the other three defendants tried separately and has set a pretrial date of June 16 for Joshua F. Miner, 25, Adam Landerman, 20, and Bethany L. McKee, 19. The case, known as the Hickory Street murders, has some grisly details with two of the defendants reportedly having sex on top of

the corpses and racial overtones as both the victims were black and each of the defendants are white. Kinney said he will keep the three defendants together until they go on trial. Each, however, will ultimately be tried separately, Kinney said.

The Relay For Life of Joliet will kick off with a special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer, at 2 p.m. June 14 at ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Survivors will join together to walk the opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on. This empowering celebration is just a small piece of the special experience of Relay For Life. Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faithbased and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay For Life takes place from 2 p.m. on June 14 until 6 a.m. June 15. Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park, or fairground, with the goal of keeping at least one team

online resource: Register your team today by visiting www.relayforlife.org or by calling (708) 633-7771.

member on the track or pathway at all times. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites at the event. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and faith-based groups all aimed at furthering the efforts of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Relay For Life is a unique grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in over 6,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved one lost, and commit to fight back against the disease. The money raised through Relay For Life supports the efforts of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting www.relayforlife. org or by calling (708) 6337771.


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Local woman catches bat at White Sox game Protects baby from being hit in the row behind her; turns into overnight celebrity By Scott Taylor sports editor

staylor@enterprisepublications.com @Taylor_Sports

Normally when one goes to a Major League Baseball game, he or she doesn’t expect to turn into an overnight celebrity. However, that was the case for 14-year Plainfield resident Eileen DePesa after the Chicago White Sox game Monday, May 26 at U.S. Cellular Field. DePesa caught the flying bat of Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers during the game, perhaps saving a baby from being hit in the row behind her. “There wasn’t time to think,” DePesa said.“I was talking to my boyfriend, who obviously has gotten a lot of grief for ducking. I didn’t even see the bat until late and the crowd screamed and I screamed. The bat bounced and I raised my hand and it pretty much just landed in my hand.” In the day and age of social media, the video of the onehanded grab went viral quickly, making the highlights on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and ABC’s “World News Tonight.” “I can’t believe it,” DePesa said of the national reaction to the catch. “It is part because of having the kids behind us. I can’t believe it went viral so fast. That first day I got so many phone calls, requests and emails. I had three different stations at my house the first night. I was making phone interviews. I’ve probably done 15-20 interviews. It is crazy. I’m having fun with it

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14-year Plainfield resident Eileen DePesa caught a foul bat at the Chicago White Sox game Monday, May 26 at U.S. Cellular Field.

though. My kids are loving it.” Unlike many professional athletes, DePesa isn’t used to being interviewed. “I was a little nervous when I did the live interviews,” she said. “The ones that are taped,

“My family has been all over the internet sending me links and pictures,” DePesa said. “I’m going to have quite the mementos from this.” they won’t air something dumb. But the live ones are a little nervous.” Her boyfriend, Dan, has also been under the national spotlight by many publications for ducking away from the bat. But as DePesa said, he wasn’t paying attention to the play and the natural reaction to a bat flying at you at the last second is to duck. “They are giving him a lot of bad

PR, just for the ducking,” DePesa said. “But if you realize what really happened, that I screamed to him and his back was to the play and you know something is coming, anyone is going to duck in that circumstance. He didn’t even know what was going on. He asked me how I got the bat in my hand. But he has been such a good sport about everything.” DePesa, who likes going to White Sox games, has tickets to another game coming up on the schedule. There will be a good chance that game will not be as eventful for her. “I have tickets for one coming up and they are kind of behind home plate,” she said.“I have that netting there to protect me.” Overall, the experience she has had the past week will be one she will never forget. It will also help that she will have a bunch of keepsakes collected from family and friends. “My family has been all over the internet sending me links and pictures,” DePesa said.“I’m going to have quite the mementos from this.”


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Same-sex couples confirm their marriages in Will County Same-sex couples now can apply for licenses, marry after a one-day waiting period By Stewart Warren For the bugle

stewartwarren509@yahoo.com @stewartwarren

On a day 18 years ago, Fara Bingham’s desk was moved to a spot near Patricia Ferchland. They both worked at Illinois Bell, now AT&T. At the time, Bingham was thinking about getting a pet, and they chatted about it. “She said, ‘I can’t get a bunny, because I do community theater, and I’m not home a lot,’”Ferchland remembered Monday. “‘They can die of broken hearts.’” Ferchland immediately was intrigued. “I thought, wow. She really just showed such a generosity of heart, to care that much about another creature, with her schedule. It was the way she said it. There was so much tenderness in her voice,” Ferchland said. Over time,they became a couple, moving in together, sharing chores and the ups and downs of life. On Monday morning, they took the next step in their relationship. The two women from New Lenox traveled to Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots’ office to convert their civil union to a same-sex marriage. They were the first people in line on the first day to make the change in Will County. On Nov. 20, 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law allowing same-sex marriages, and it went into effect across the state on Monday. Samesex couples now can apply for licenses and then marry after a one-day waiting period. The law also allows couples that have a civil union to change it to a samesex marriage simply by completing some paperwork. But Bingham and Ferchland didn’t make the trip alone on Monday. About a week ago, Bingham, 52, and Ferchland, 45, invited two other couples who also are longtime friends to join them and do the exact same thing: Russ Lipari, 58, and Ron Steinacher, 59, of Shorewood, and David Luecht, 54, and Mark Frost, 51, of Plainfield Township.

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Mark Frost and David Luecht share a laugh with Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots as the couple begins the process Monday of converting their civil union to a same-sex marriage.

They thought it would be more fun to go together, of course. It would turn the trip to the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, into a little celebration. But the women also worried about making the trip by themselves. “I was concerned about our safety. I thought there might be protesters,” Ferchland said. But there weren’t protesters in the parking lot when they arrived around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, and the women were relieved. When security opened the doors to the building, the group went inside to wait. Although Bingham and Ferchland were actually first in line, they quickly considered seniority and gave up their spot to Lipari and Steinacher. The Shorewood couple has been together forever. “Thirty-nine years in October,” Steinacher said. They met in college at Eastern Illinois University as music majors. They had a lot in common, and their differences dovetailed. Steinacher had a car, and that was convenient for Lipari, who did not. Steinacher also was looking for a pianist to provide accompaniment when he sang, and Lipari played. Both were smokers. So when their choir took a trip, they ended up rooming together with two other students. “That’s how we got to know each other,” Steinacher said. Luecht and Frost met in December 1993. They lived in Will County, ran into each other and struck up a conversation that went really well. Sometime later, Luecht called Bingham and said

he’d met a nice guy. “I told her, ‘I think I met Mr. Right,’” Luecht said. They’d had a telephone conversation that lasted an hour, Luecht told Bingham – a significant event, because Luecht did not like to yak on the phone.Then Luecht revealed the name of the nice guy, and Bingham exclaimed that Frost actually was one of her friends. That seemed like a really good sign. The two men have been together ever since. Just before Voots’ office opened on Monday, she came out and distributed paper work to the six friends to give them a head start. “How old am I?” Luecht asked Frost. “I’ll be 54 … Do we need our parents’ address if they are deceased?” As they waited to go inside the office, Lipari thought about how long it taken to reach this day. “Never did I think ever that we would be married to each other,” he marveled. By 8:45 a.m., it was done. The three civil unions had become marriages, and the six friends had done it together. They posed outside Voots’office for photos and then headed to Southern Belle’s Pancake House, 1819 Knapp Road, Crest Hill, with Luecht’s brother, Mark Luecht of Portland, Ore., to celebrate over breakfast. The restaurant was filled with people enjoying eggs, toast, waffles and coffee. And while it was a landmark day for the three couples – and for Illinois and Will County – no one would have known that they were history makers. But that’s the way they wanted it to be.

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

Shorewood, was arrested at 7:41 p.m. May 23 at 700 Jefferson for obstructing justice.

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Matthew R. Sakalis, 21, 217 E. Wayne Place, Wheeling, was arrested at 7:50 p.m. May 23 at 2nd and Iowa for possession of cannabis. Joseph M. Cox, 23, 113 Arizona Ave., was arrested for possession of a look-a-like substance.

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Roberto I. Rodriguez Dr., 58, 155 W. Iroquois, Coal City, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. May 23 at Cass and Parks for felony driving while license revoked.

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Simon E. Quiroz, 18, 2308 Wesmere Lakes Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 11:40 p.m. May 23 at 9191 Mystic for possession of cannabis.

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Demire L. Brownlee, 33, 824 Cardinal Lane, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. May 23 at 2424 W. Jefferson for theft.

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Ana M. Valdez, 52, 627 E. Meeker Ave., was arrested at 4:32 p.m. May 23 at that address for negligent animal control.

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Nakia L. Johnson, 21, 1417 E.Washington, was arrested at 3:49 p.m. May 23 at 1801 W. Jefferson for retail theft.

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Alex J. Concannon, 24, 855 Summit Creek Drive,

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Richard J. Allen, 66, 1509 Black Road, was arrested at 5:02 p.m. May 23 at 1312 Black for violate order of protection.

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Teddy B. Lowery, 18, 472 S. Wabash, Chicago, was arrested at 9:52 p.m. May 23 at 370 N. Hickory for possession of cannabis and criminal trespass to real property. Abdullah M. Hanif, 46, 2209 Covington Lane, Plainfield, was arrested at 6:32 p.m. May 23 at that address for domestic battery.

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Larkin and McDonough for two counts of domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. GarciaGuzman also was arrested for aggravated driving while license revoked, a felony, and on a Will County warrant. S. Barton Jr., 23, 411 13 Aletto Grant, was arrested at 11:52 a.m. May 24 at 158 S. Desplaines for criminal trespass to state supported land. L.Thigpen, 18, 5401 14 Connor Blue Bell Drive, Bossier City, La., was arrested at 12:35 p.m. May 24 at 414 Wood Duck Lane for solicitation without ID badge. Ruben Flores-Contreras, 25, 200 Ohio, was arrested at 1:37 p.m. May 24 at that address for domestic battery.

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Michael L. Allen, 36, 206 Comstock, was arrested at 2:20 p.m. May 24 at that address for animal cruelty.

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Andrew A. Marini, 37, 37, 2249 S. Bell, Chicago, was arrested at 2:20 a.m. May 23 at 151 N. Joliet St. for criminal trespass to real property and battery.

L. Weis, 44, 36130 17 Robert Zilm, Custer Park, was arrested at 2:49 p.m. May 24 at 50 E. Jefferson for criminal trespass to real property.

Valentin Garcia-Guzman, 23, 423 Landau, was arrested at 9:41 p.m. May 24 at

Shatieka L. Suttle, 23, 5553 W. Congress Pkwy., Chicago, was arrested at 4:23

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p.m. May 24 at 2424 W. Jefferson for retail theft. Jessie D. Neal, 30, 703 Henry, was arrested at 2:33 p.m. May 25 at Chicago and Van Buren for liquor on public way.

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Eric E. Billups, 49, 414 W. Lincoln Highway, Chicago Heights, was arrested at 2:28 p.m. May 25 at Chicago and Van Buren for liquor on public way.

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Terry D. Hester, 57, Address Unknown, was arrested at 9:13 a.m. May 25 at Junie and Schriber for allowing a dog bite.

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Ray M. Hernandez, 29, 506 Henderson Ave., was arrested at 11:09 a.m. May 25 at 400 Landau for domestic battery.

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Maxwell T. Wietrzykowski, 18, 17313 S. McKenna Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 1:42 p.m. May 25 at 7196 W. Caton Farm for theft.

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For more Joliet Police Blotter, visit www.buglenewspapers.com

Shorewood Anthony M. Potirala, 22, of 106 E. Jefferson St., Shorewood, arrested on May 25 for failure to report an accident, improper lane usage and driving too fast for conditions. Potirala

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was arrested at 314 N.Brookshore Drive after his vehicle struck a traffic sign. Keith L. Sims, 43, of 2361 White Birch Lane, Joliet, arrest May 21 at West Equestrian Court and Equestrian Lane for credit card fraud and burglary to a motor vehicle. He was also arrested on a Will Count warrant for seat belt registration light violations, and on an Aurora Police Department warrant for driving under the influence.

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Daniel J.Goedert,56,of 1104 Raven Road, Shorewood, arrested for driving under the influence and no insurance at 700 W. Jefferson St. on May 21.

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Javier G. Fregoso, 24, of 1827 Eastfield Drive, Aurora, arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia on May 22 at Wynstone and Vantage drives.

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Charles E. Durov, 25, of 836 E. Jackson, Joliet, arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, speeding and operating a vehicle with a loud stereo on May 22 at Channahon Street and Oak Court.

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In the end, winning doesn’t matter I wore blue goggles around my neck with a Disney beach sweditor@buglenewspapers.com towel that my beloved middle @podmandan school special education aide had given me as a gift Today, June 4, there wrapped around my are nine days until shoulders. My bright thousands of athletes blue swim trunks will will compete in the make it easier for my 2014 Summer Games mom,Linda Smrokowski, of Special Olympics to see me in the pool. in Normal, Illinois, My mom said, “Dan between June 13 and speCial voiCes looked like he was in 15. Simultaneously, daniel the right spot, where the 2014 USA Games smrokowski he was meant to be. in Princeton, N.J., will He looked comfortable occur June 14 to 21. This will and pleased to be among all the be my fifth year competing in other swimmers.” aquatics at the state level. My heart was beating a little To qualify for the state level, faster than usual, my stomach in athletes have to obtain a gold knots and my legs shaking; I was medal at the Area 2 qualifying collecting my thoughts before competition, which this our swim. year was held on March 6 at After what seemed liked Neuqua Valley High School in hours of waiting, my race was Naperville. finally called. The other racers The gym was hot, crowded and I took what seemed like and loud, as my teammates and a mile-long walk through the I waited to enter the pool to gym, through two large doors swim the race. and then down a hallway into “Not just all the athletes to the pool area. We then sat in a take the oath with us, but we second bullpen waiting for our ask everyone to take the oath, race to be called. I heard other because everyone in life is an athletes in the water and many athlete,” said Robert McBride, people were cheering from the principal of Neuqua Valley High stands. School. “Everybody is always Finally, my teammate Mark trying to overcome something. Ploskonka and my heat was Ain’t that the truth? So, let’s take called, and we walked along the this oath. Grace, go ahead.” pool to swim our race. Grace Seiboldt, athlete and I stood at the edge of the pool global messenger with Special wall about to dive in to swim Olympics Illinois, then recited the 50-meter backstroke, which the oath, “Let me win, but if I is two lengths of the pool. The cannot win, let me be brave in volunteer with the buzzer had the attempt.” given those familiar words— For the bugle/sentinel

swimmers, take your mark … Go! — and I dove in. I was swimming hard and heard lots of cheering from the stands. As I approached the opposite wall, I made a quick turn and swam fast to the finish. I climbed out of the pool, walked back to the medal stand to wait and receive my medal. In the end, it doesn’t matter if we win or lose, all that matters is that, “I love backstroke, and it’s so much fun,” said Kristen McInerney, board member for Special Olympics Illinois. On behalf of my fellow athletes in Special Olympics, we invite you to come watch us compete at Summer Games. The new 2014 Special Olympics Illinois mobile app will make communication easier. Two-days after our Illinois Summer Games, my friend Breanna Bogucki, her parents, and myself will be heading to Princeton for the 2014 USA Games. In addition to the coverage that the Fox networks will provide on national television, our readers may be interested in following our stories at SpecialChronicles. com/2014USAGames. Daniel Smrokowski is an Athlete and Global Messenger (public speaker) with Special Olympics Illinois on the Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation (SEASPAR) team. He is also the Founder and CEO of Special Chronicles Nonprofit New Media Company, a pioneering network that gives respect and voice to people with special needs. Come join us at: SpecialChronicles.com.


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Household hazardous waste, electronics collection event at Orenic Saturday Event will give residents a chance to safely rid themselves of household chemicals, hazardous materials The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division will hold a household hazardous waste and electronics collection event in Plainfield on Saturday, May 31.

online resource: For a complete list of what will and won’t be accepted, go to www.willcountygreen.com.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at William B. Orenic School parking lot, 5820 W. Theodore St. The event will give residents a chance to safely rid themselves of household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids such as oil-based paints and stains, medications,

paint thinner, solvents, used oil filters and fluorescent light bulbs. Electronic items to be collected include televisions, computers, laptops, tablets and microwaves. At its most recent one-day collection, held in Mokena, nearly 24,000 pounds of electronics were collected. For a complete list of what will and won’t be accepted, go to www.willcountygreen.com.


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If you have a passionate desire for financial success, you must take control of finances and refuse to be coerced by competition with others. Steer clear of arguments and gossip this week and concentrate on doing the right thing.

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NOvEMbER 23 TO DECEMbER 22

Trusting to luck won’t get the job done. You may need to make corrections or fix matters that have proved inaccurate. You’re less shackled by tight schedules and have more time for sociability this week.

AquArius

JANUARY 21 TO fEbRUARY 19

You might dare to go where no man has gone before. Others are likely to follow and may even applaud if you explore uncharted territories and lead the team. Partners will offer sound advice in the week ahead.

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AUgUST 22 TO SEPTEMbER 23

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OCTObER 24 TO NOvEMbER 22

Inertia is a powerful thing. As a consumer, you might have accepted modest rate hikes without balking but over time these might add up. Make sure you receive extra value for extra fees in the week ahead.

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DECEMbER 23 TO JANUARY 20

You’re intensely ambitious this week, but have the time and the money to stop and smell the roses, too. Recent run-ins with prejudice and narrow-mindedness may lead you to reconsider your own viewpoints.

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INSIDE: Young Hilltoppers learn in volleyball regional loss, page 12; Hillmen bats go cold as team falls 3-1, page 13

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Locals enjoy success at state By Mark Gregory sports reporter

mark@buglenewspapers.com @Hear_The_Beard

CHARLESTON ­— ­­Joliet Central senior Ryan Connor spent most of his Saturday afternoon on the outside of Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium, away from the action and the hoopla of the IHSA state track and field meet. Like most throwers who compete in the discus and/ or shot put, the competitors have two ways to enter the stadium – earn their way onto the podium or sit in the stands with the crowd. Connor may have watched some of the events from the grandstands, but at least twice he was on the field being presented with a state medal. He placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 162-feet, 2-inches and he was eighth in the shot put with a put of 546.50. He is the first Joliet Central athlete to ever earn two state medals in the same year and is the first Joliet track and field

athlete from any school, public or private, to ever double medal in the shot put and discus in the same season since Bob Stephen did it in 1932. “In the shot put, it was awesome, I won the sectional and that was awesome and then I had a PR in the prelims to get to the finals, but I couldn’t do any better in the finals,” Connor said.“This was a fun time down here. I was 12th in discus last year and that was enough to make me want to get back here and get on the podium. My coaches are all proud of me and I think I made them happy.” At 175 pounds, Connor is one of the smaller throwers to place at the state finals. “I am considered one of the little guys,” he said. “People always ask me if I am warming up for sprints and I tell them I am a thrower. I love to throw.” While Connor earned both of his state medals in one meet and became one of only four Steelmen to have more than one medal, his teammate, Favio Nunez placed eighth in the >> see SUCCESS | page 16

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Joliet Central’s Ryan Connor earned two state medals last weekend at the state meet at EIU.


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Blake Reardon and the Hilltoppers will be back more prepared next season after learning this year.

Hilltoppers learn from regional loss By Mark Gregory sports reporter

mark@buglenewspapers.com @Hear_The_Beard

After defeating perennial state qualifier Minooka 16-25, 25-22, 25-23 in the opener of the Joliet West Regional, Joliet Catholic

Academy looked as if it was headed in the right direction for a regional title after taking game one of the title game 2518, but the young Hilltoppers could not keep the momentum, as Plainfield Central took the second two games 25-19, 25-20 and capture its first-ever regional

title. “One of my big concerns coming into this game is that we had just come off of that long, emotional game against Minooka,” said JCA coach Rhyen Staley. “We have to talk to the >> see LEARN | page 15


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Cold bats lead to Hillmen exit from playoffs By Mark Gregory sports reporter

mark@buglenewspapers.com @Hear_The_Beard

It is said all the time that pitching and defense is what wins baseball championships. Well, that may play a big role in winning titles, but that team still has to get a hit. Lincoln-Way West’s Luke Morgan held defending Class 3A champion Joliet Catholic Academy hitless through six innings as the Warriors knocked off the Hillmen 3-1 in the opener of the Joliet Catholic Regional at Gillespie Field in Joliet. “We got guys on base, but we have to get a hit,” JCA coach

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

John Kalisik lays down a bunt in the Hilltoppers’ 3-1 loss to Lincoln-Way West.

Jared Voss said. Joliet Catholic tallied its lone run on a pair of wild pitches in the seventh. The Hillmen had the bases loaded with less than two outs in both the fifth and sixth innings via walks and hit batters and could not muster a hit to get back in the ball game. Rylen Bannon got the lone JCA hit in the seventh. “He walked some guys and put some guys on base, but if you don’t get a hit, it’s hard to win a game.” Voss said. The rivalry between Joliet Catholic and Lincoln-Way West (30-7) has heated up the last few years with the two teams >> see EXIT | page 16


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Several locals win three state matches The Joliet Catholic Academy doubles team of Dominic Bertino and Nate Naal went 3-2. The pair opened with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alejandro Ballestero and Kirby Julian of Chicago Northside.That was followed by a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Jonah Philion and Miles Blim of Oak Park-River Forest. They then won two in a row, beating Sam Cheung and Rajiv PatelO’Connor of IMSA 6-3, 6-2 and then earning a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) win over Tom Emola and Jarek Jozwik of Lincoln-Way East.They were then eliminated 6-1, 6-1 by Edwardsville’s Zach Byrant and Jonathan Koons. The Hilltoppers’ other doubles team, Ryan Hippman and Dyllan Mattea lost their first match 6-0, 6-0 to David Shekman and Nick Marino of Glenbrook North. That was followed by a 6-1, 6-2 over Brooks’ Marcus Baloue and Steven Baloue. They were then eliminated 6-3, 6-3 by LJ Maloney and Bobby Solberg of St. Ignatius College Prep. In singles play, Jack Geissler opened play with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Braden Ward of Antioch before losing 6-0, 6-2 to Benjamin Bush of Stevenson and 6-2, 6-2 to

Elisha Hougland of Hampshire. Joliet Township’s Tom Carmey opened with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Michael Lesko of Gibault Catholic. He then fell 6-1, 6-1 to Ben VanDixhorn of Libertyville before beating Stagg’s Brendan Wolan 6-1, 6-0 and Belleville East’s Kobi Phiilips 6-2, 6-2. He was then eliminated 6-1, 6-4 by Yahn Gawrit of Lane. Lockport’s doubles team of Mike Hasler and Pat Piwoni also went 3-2, opening with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Benediktas Burneckis and Sabit Ejubof Belvidere. The Porters then fell 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-1 to Batavia’s Adam Maris and Ryan Sterling before beating Evanston’s Ben Garfin and Alex Velasco 6-4, 7-6 (4) and 6-4, 6-3 over LJ Maloney and Bobby Solberg of St. Ignatius College Prep. The duo was eliminated with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Aaron Amburgey and Grant Spellman of St. Charles North.

BASEBALL Joliet West baseball won the regional title beating Minooka >> see LOCALS | page 16

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JCA’s Nate Naal (pictured) teamed with Dominic Bertino to go 3-2 at the state meet.


Sports >> LEARN, from page 12 guys about how to be physically stronger so we can come back after a tough win.” The way the regional title game ended was no surprise for Staley and the young Hilltoppers. “We’ve been very, very good in game ones, coming out really hot and really good, but we just never could nail down how to take out game two,” Staley said. “Obviously, they got better and did some stuff. We strayed away from the game plan a little bit, which understandably is part of the learning process with a lot of young kids on the floor. We have a first-year player in the middle in Jason Turley, Ben (Gabor) is only a sophomore. Our setter (Aron Goeken) is young and this is his first year running the show for our setter and he still has a lot of work to do with who to

get the ball to and when.” After winning the opening set, Staley said nerves got to the Hilltoppers. “In game two we stressed a little and it kind of filtered into game three a little bit,” he said. “Then we started to fight, but unfortunately we were down seven or eight points at that point, so to lose by five points showed that we just didn’t have enough time to get us back in the game. In the last timeout I called, that was the message, if we are going to lost, let’s go out fighting.” The young Hilltoppers were on display, as Goeken tallied handed out 26 assists, with the majority going to sophomore Blake Reardon, who finished with a match-high 18 kills. While the season ended earlier than they had hoped for, the young Hilltoppers know there

will be more chances. “We have a lot of young kids that haven’t had a lot of outside volleyball, so we are really proud of that,” Staley said.“It just comes down to the experience stuff like being used to being fatigued and still going hard or being able to go up and make the right swing. We have a two year goal with this team and we are already ahead of the curve. We know they will get bigger and stronger and we have to keep educating them.” Reardon, a sophomore, was one of the top players in the area all season and will be back to lead the Hilltoppers for two more years. “We are really, really happy that we beat Minooka and that was great experience,” Reardon said. “Coming into next year, the guys will know how it is to be in these intense games.”

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>> LOCALS, from page 14 13-2. Zack Thomas went six innings for the win, while posting three hits and three RBI. Robert Talarico had four hits and >> EXIT, from page 13 eliminating each other both of the past two seasons. That and the fact that the Hillmen have a storied past, Voss said JCA is used to getting the opponents’ A game. “We always get everyone’s best, we know we will get that,” >> SUCCESS, from page 11 Codiscus with a throw of 16111 to earn his second discus medal in as many years and place his name in that quartet.

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Joliet West defeated Yorkville

4-3 to win the Lincoln-Way West Regional title. Joy Treasure led the way for the Tigers, going six innings in the circle and posting two hits. Kiley Robb had an RBI and

earned the save. In the game before that, Treasure had four hits and four RBI in a 16-0 win over Bloom. Robb pitched the win, striking out five.

he said. The Hillmen got their first hit in the seventh inning after Morgan was removed from the game. “When they took him out he had no-hits and coaches had to make a decision and they made the right one,” Voss said. “You have to give credit to Luke, he

threw a great game. Everyone talked about (Lemont ace Jake) Latz and (JCA sophomore Drake) Fellows and Dalesandro and Morgan may have been the sleeper of the whole thing. But, he is a Division-I baseball player and he has had a great career at West and he had a great performance.”

Despite falling in the first round, Voss said he was still happy with the season the Hillmen (28-8) put together. “We won conference, we had a great regular season, we had a good run at the Bajenski Memorial Tournament last weekend and we knew this was going to be a tough regional,”

Voss said.“It is just unfortunate that only one team can come out of this, but that is baseball. It is single elimination and you have to be ready.” Top-seeded Lemont advanced to the sectional, defeating Lincoln-Way West in the finals of the Joliet Catholic Academy Regional behind Latz.

With the medals this year, Connor and Nunez are the lone Joliet athletes, public or private, to ever both earn medals in the same event in the same season. They are the

first Central teammates to both earn medals in any event since Mike Poloskey (shot put) and Phil Whitehead (110-meter high hurdles) each medaled in 1986.

•Minooka had the local who finished highest on the podium this season, as Indian sprinter Chris Wilson placed second in the 400 dash with a time of 47.40. He finished behind Plainfield Central’s Kahmari Montgomery (46.82), who he raced all season in the Southwest Prairie Conference. “He is the only guy to beat me this year,” Wilson said. “This feels great. This was the goal. I obviously had high hopes for myself, but I knew (Montgomery) would do phenomenal, but I still tried to stick with him. I thought maybe I would get him in the last 100, but that didn’t happen. Last year, I messed up in prelims and didn’t even make finals, so this year I just knew what I had to do and I did it and I feel amazing for it.” Wilson also anchored the Minooka 4x400-meter relay team that also included Devin Ingram, Kyle Shelton and Jake Smith. The quartet placed sixth in 3:18.60. Wilson earned his third medal of the day as a member of the 4x100 team, which placed sixth in 42:12. On that team, he was joined by Ingram, Mitch Miller and Chris Hopkins. Ingram was also a threeevent medalist, competing in all three Minooka relays. He was joined by Miller,Victor Turpin and Matt Dlugopolski in the 4x200, in which the Indians placed sixth in 1:27.78. Individually, Minooka’s Shabari Bailey was seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.73. “This wasn’t my best race,

the meet got to me and it was a mental thing,” Bailey said. “But earning a medal is a good thing.” •Finishing one spot behind Bailey in the 110 hurdles was Lockport’s Cody Andrus, who placed ninth in 14.95. “I am happy, I medaled in the state and I am going home with a smile on my face,” Andrus said. “I was hurt for a month and I worked really hard to get back here and I am happy with the end result. There is nothing better than placing in the state.” Minooka pole vaulter Ryan Pullara advanced to the finals by clearing 13-9, but failed to hit on the opening height Saturday and placed 15th. Minooka’s Peter Andreano competed in a pair of events in Friday’s preliminary round, as he cleared 6-2 in the high jump and tallied a leap of 21-04 in the long jump. Also competing in the high jump was Joliet West’s Ronald Banner, who jumped 20-0.25, Banner also teamed with Cedric Green, Elton Hodges and Jonathan Fowler in the 4x200 relay. The team competed, but was disqualified during the race. The area saw a pair of hurdlers compete in the preliminaries of the 110 hurdles, as Joliet Central’s Drake Bernhard posted a time of 14.61 and Lockport’s Grant Golob ran a 15.02. Andrus also ran a 39.93 in the prelims of the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, but did not advance. Fellow Porter Adrian Walkosz ran a 49.80 in Friday’s 400-meter dash.

two RBI, while Cody Grosse had three hits and a pair of RBI. The Tigers advanced to the title game by getting past BradleyBourbonnais 5-1, as Talarico pitched a complete game with

nine strikeouts. Matt Ramirez paced the offense with a pair of hits and two RBI.

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Favorite social media outlet that you use? Twitter. How often do you use social media? Who is your favorite person to follow? Everyday - I follow Mark Adams. He offers good advice on basketball & training. What do you use social media for? I use it to interact with friends from school, as well as other schools. Who is your favorite pro athlete? Why? Kevin Durant - great person to idolize. Have you ever tweeted a famous person? Did they respond? Yes, I have, but they didn’t respond. Your most memorable sports moment? Winning the SPC title in Basketball.


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Workplace success is found in the details Next time you’re assigned a meager job, check your inner belief about what you are doing

By Dr. Daneen Skube Tribune Content Agency

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Q. My manager keeps giving me feedback that I miss details. The truth is I’m a big-picture person. I resent that my manager keeps expecting me to fix the little stuff when we have bigger problems. Are there jobs where I can be successful and not have to pay so much attention to detail? A. Nope, the truth is the way you make the coffee in your break room is the same consciousness you bring to absolutely everything you do during your workday. Believing that detail is unimportant and doesn’t deserve your attention makes your entire

was glowing. There was a small performance worse. William Blake, the poet and flower by the sink and everything artist, wrote, “To see a world in a sparkled. Whoever had done that grain of sand/And a heaven in a job brought the consciousness of Buddha to the work. wild flower,/Hold infinity When we bring in the palm of your hand/ resentment or And eternity in an hour.”To grumbling to a task, paraphrase,if you can’t look we bring everything at a grain of sand and see and everyone around the rest of the world you us down rather than are probably missing some uplifting our workplace. pretty important stuff. Our managers see that Success is easiest at interpersonal edge work when we experience Dr. Daneen Skube we can’t even do a minor task well and ourselves being in a state of won’t entrust us with bigger service in something we’re good responsibilities. at with others. There really are Next time you’re assigned no small tasks at work, but we do a meager job, check your inner sometimes bring a small mind to belief about what you are doing. If what we are doing. One of the best examples I you bring all of your enthusiasm, can give of the power of detail skills and brain power to the task, was a bathroom I once used you may even see a way to make at a meditation center. I don’t yourself indispensable in big know who had cleaned it before ways. The devil truly is in the details I went to wash my hands but that small commercial bathroom when it comes to success at work.

Sometimes we are in such a rush to get to the next important moment that we miss the moment we are in. When we aren’t in our current moment, a world of opportunities goes by because we just see an unimportant grain of sand. When instead every grain of sand at work gets your full and undivided devotion, you build a solid platform upon which everything you do simply glows. People will be eager to work with you, promote you and pay you a whole lot more because you show up. Next time you are staring a small job in the face, see the infinite window of opportunity it represents simply because you finally brought an infinite amount of yourself to every detail you touch.

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He complains about everything and everyone. Is there anything I can say that would discourage him from constant whining? A. Yes, patiently and quietly mention that it will probably only be getting worse. He will be stumped. People find it hard to engage in self-pity when no one is arguing with them.

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

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Elwood truck reroute has local businesses scrambling As of May 26, truckers no longer are able to use Elwood as a shortcut to get to Union Pacific By nick reiher managing editor

nreiher@buglenewspapers.com @JolietILNews

The village of Elwood has taken steps to reduce unnecessary truck traffic crossing over highspeed rail tracks toward its BNSF intermodal facility. But those who use those roads say the village’s action will hamper business within the intermodal areas and reroute trucks through a potentially hazardous area. As of May 26, truckers no longer are able to use Elwood as a shortcut to get to Joliet’s Union Pacific Union Pacific intermodal facility a few miles north of the BNSF intermodal. Both are on CenterPoint property and are part of a transportation mix that makes Will County the largest inland port in North America. Elwood officials found that of the 8,000 trucks a day using

Walter Strawn Drive off Illinois 53 to their BNSF facility, 2,000 were heading north on Baseline Road as a shortcut to Joliet’s UP intermodal. Elwood Police Chief Fred Hayes said this was an “unintended consequence” of Joliet and the UP allowing trucks to enter that yard only from the south. While it was the intention to have truckers going to the UP intermodal to use the new Arsenal Road interchange off Interstate 55, Hayes said many of those truckers instead are taking Interstate 80 to Chicago Street (Illinois 53) and heading south on 53 to Walter Strawn Drive and then heading back north to the UP off of Baseline Road. Hayes said they have answered a lot of phone calls this week from trucking companies asking why the change was done and what the new route is. Barriers on Baseline and Walter Strawn were set to be erected May 29. He said that would still allow truckers to get to and from several BNSF warehouses on Baseline, but others not allowed in that area would be ticketed. Because of the increase in truck

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Elwood officials found that of the 8,000 trucks a day using Walter Strawn Drive off Illinois 53 to their BNSF facility, 2,000 were heading north on Baseline Road as a shortcut to Joliet’s UP intermodal.

traffic in that area, the Illinois Commerce Commission agreed to reopen the case to review the traffic allowed over the tracks on Walter Strawn. The agency held a hearing on March 18, and another is scheduled for June 18. Although they have issued no orders on traffic control as yet, ICC spokeswoman Beth Bosch said they reopened the file, which

dates back to 2001, because truck traffic has increased from the 7,000 vehicles (26 percent trucks) seen in 2003 to the current 12,,000 vehicles a day, with 67 percent trucks. She said the ICC also has received concerns about the Walter Strawn grade crossing from the village and the Union Pacific.

Wes Lujan, UP’s assistant vice president for public affairs, said they are concerned about truck traffic around the grade crossing and have been working with the ICC to find ways to help alleviate that. He said they have talked about increasing time for gates to go down, adding a safe lane for trucks in danger of getting caught on the tracks and additional signage. But Lujan said Elwood’s road closures are not the answer and would severely hamper operations within the intermodal areas. Lujan said he and some 50 others affected by the road closure held a conference call May 28. Although a press release issued earlier that day by a public relations firm for Elwood stated the UP has been involved in the discussions, Lujan said they have not talked directly to anyone from Elwood about the closure and heard only about two weeks ago about the issue. >> to see the full version of this story, check out buglenewspapers.com


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JOLIET, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. INOCENCIOCHIQUITO,ELIZABETH N. MOESCH, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. and FALL CREEK HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, NFP, Defendants. 14-CH-712 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1409 RIVERHAVEN TRL JOLIET, IL 60431 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Fall Creek Homeowner’s Association, NFP, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 1409 Riverhaven Trl, Joliet, IL 60431, more particularly described as: Lot 150 in Fall Creek Unit Two, Phase One, being a Subdivision of part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 5, Township 35 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded August 23, 2005 as Document R2005143852, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 05-06-05104-012-0000 Commonly known as: 1409 Riverhaven Trl, Joliet, IL 60431 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 June 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, Illinois 60432. 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. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the WILL County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432 on or before June 20, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE CLERK OF THE COURT THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422-1719 I608336 Published 5/21, 5/28, 6/4

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rom the Joliet American Legion Band to the Klingon Band, more than 80 costumed characters, featured artists and a full day of activities are coming to the Joliet Public Library for its 5th annual “Star Wars Day,” Saturday, June 7. The Joliet Public Library downtown will host what is billed as the world’s largest Star Wars-themed library event, and the world’s second largest one-day Star Wars event overall. Expanding the fun for all ages, the Joliet Area Historical Museum will host a series of exhibits and activities, which will run at both locations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is expected to attract participants from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio. The increasing popularity of the full day event is the result of good planning and partnership that prove to be a powerful “force” to draw visitors, according to local tourism leaders. The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau has been working to attract attention to the event, which is a great example of local partnership among tourism sites in the area. Even the Joliet Route 66 Diner will have a special Star Wars menu for Star Wars loyalists. “Tourism teamwork like this helps bring new visitors to downtown Joliet, and lets key sites and businesses spotlight the best we have to offer,” said Bob Navarro, local CVB President. Joliet Public Library Youth Services Librarian, Roger Burns, is once again working with Mike Brick from the Joliet Area Historical Museum to plan another hugely successful event. Planned for guests of all ages, a wide range of activities will be featured on June 7 at both the downtown Library and the Museum from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Star Wars Day in Joliet will begin with a literal bang -- on the drum. Beginning at 11 a.m., the (Joliet) American Legion Band will lead a parade from the Joliet Area Historical Museum to the Joliet Public Library to kick off another Star Wars Day in downtown Joliet. The parade route will go from Ottawa Street, left on Clinton to Chicago Street, according to Burns. Planners have worked with the Joliet Police Department to shut down part of Ottawa Street for the day to make for safer and more convenient passage back and forth from the Museum to the Library throughout the day. Parking is available in the Ottawa Street Parking Deck. The Joliet Area Historical Museum will be offering free admission for the entire day on June 7, with support from Exxon and NRG ENergy. For its part, according to Mike Brick, the Museum will feature some exciting

(From top to bottom) Stormtroopers like this are one of nearly 100 costumed characters expected at this year’s Star Wars Day event in downtown Joliet on June 7. Lightsaber dual reenactments by costumed professional swordsmen. R2D2 robot demonstrations were part of last year’s popular Star Wars Day activities at the Joliet Public Library and Joliet Area Historical Museum.

highlights to this year’s Star Wars Day. At the Joliet Public Library, in addition to themed games and prizes, another popular children’s activity is LegoLand, which will have several tables of building blocks for children. Separately, LegoLand Star Wars exhibit from private collections will be on display. Entertaining guests of all ages will be the il Troubadore Klingon Music Project. “Wookie on the Cello was quite a hit, so the entire band will be in costume this year,” said, Burns. An Artist’s Gallery will feature three skilled illustrators whose Star Wars-related work has been shown in national and international magazines. Dave Dorman (Carpentersville), Steve Palenica (Worth), and Mike Babinski (Kankakee), as well as Tara Schile and Jim Haase from Chicago. Proceeds from a prize drawing of Babinski’s body of work will support Big Brothers Big Sisters. “With all due respect, we are in the ‘Golden Age of the Geek and the Nerd’, which explains the cross-generational appeal of these types of events,” Burns said. “From young children to adults, all of whom take part in Annual Star Wars Day fun, it is a great experience for everyone.” For additional information on Star Wars Day in Joliet, contact Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800-926-CANAL (2262), the Joliet Public Library, 815-740-2260 and www.jolietlibrary.org, or the Joliet Area Historical Museum at 815-723-5201, and www.jolietmuseum.org.


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