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Our Community, Our News


JANUARY 29, 2014

Vol. 6 No. 22


Hock: A lot going on downtown Plans include the multi-phased multimodal project that officials say will redefine the city as a transportation hub By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

bY Megan patsaVas | for THe BUgLe With a black, beaded blouse, a corsage, and a sash emblazoned with the number 100, Marie “Cookie” Cook was dressed to the nines for her big day.

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Marie Irwin’s Johnstown Central Catholic High School yearbook photo from 1931.

A lot is going on in downtown Joliet, and that means more construction, new City Manager Jim Hock told a packed audience at Harrah’s Jan. 22. Sponsored by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hock’s talk City Manager focused on the city’s Jim Hock plans for downtown >> see downTown| page 3



>> CELEBRATE, from page 1 On Jan. 17, Cook and many of her friends celebrated her 100th birthday at Heritage Woods of Plainfield, one day before the actual date of her birth: Jan. 18, 1914. Born Marie Irwin and raised in her family’s hometown of Johnstown, Penn., Cook met her husband, Farrell Cook, while she was a student at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now called the University of St. Francis. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin in 1935, also studying Greek, math and biology, Cook said she continued her education. “I’ve been a college student practically all my life, and I’ve been a teacher,” said Cook, who added that she later spent some time working as a professor in Pennsylvania. In 1940, Marie and Farrell married in Johnstown before relocating to Lockport. Farrell, a Lockport native, had a long history in the area. His stepfather, William P. Volz, was involved in the confectionery and newspaper businesses before becoming postmaster, according to the book “History of Will County, Illinois” by

August Maue. “William P. Volz was one of the leading men in Lockport and he started distribution [of newspapers] in Lockport,” Cook said. “Dad Volz worked very hard for Lockport.” But Cook worked hard for the city, too. After World War II, Cook and her husband got involved in Lockport’s business community. Over the course of about 50 years, she ran five local businesses: Volz Newspaper Agency,Volz Gift Shop, a hotel in downtown Lockport on the corner of 10th and State Streets (now, the vacant William P. Volz building, damaged in a 2008 fire), Cookie’s Clothing and the boutique,Worldly Things. “Nobody has done more for the city than she has,” said Steven Streit, mayor of Lockport, at Cook’s party. Streit, who met Cook years ago at Worldly Things, added that the businesswoman was part of Lockport’s Planning and Zoning Commission and “did so much for the betterment of Lockport.” “When I see her, she still tells me,‘If you need anything, call me,’” the mayor said. Audrey Manley, a longtime friend of Cook’s, reflected on the

News entrepreneur’s contributions to the city as well. “She worked very diligently for the city of Lockport; she was on the [Planning and Zoning Commission] for at least 30 years,” Manley said. “So all of the development of Lockport… was while she was on that board.” Even after she sold her She worked very diligently for the city of Lockport; she was on the [Planning and Zoning Commission] for at least 30 years. So all of the development of Lockport… was while she was on that board.” - Audrey Manley, longtime friend of Cook’s

businesses, Cook continued to work at Worldly Things until she was in her early 90s. “She was that shop, people came into that shop, and if she wasn’t there, they’d walk out,” Manley said, crediting the success of the boutique to Cook’s personal relationship with her customers and her one-of-a-kind merchandise. Manley added that whenever she and Cook went out,

they’d get asked about where they got their clothes; the answer:“from Cookie’s boutique.” “They were classy things that never would go out of style,” Manley said, adding that years later for her 100th birthday, Cook received cards from people who still have clothes in their closet from Worldly Things. Karen Mikan, a former owner of Worldly Things who took over the shop in the 1990s, said that she learned a lot about fashion and running a boutique from Cook, who was like a mentor to her. Mikan talked about how Cook, who used to take shopping trips everywhere from New York City to Los Angeles to buy clothes for the boutique, demonstrated her business and fashion know-how during one particularly memorable buying trip the two took together. When one person they met with in New York tried to sell them a specific item of clothing, saying that it was going to be on the cover of a Bloomingdale’s catalogue, Cook was not impressed. “Why do I want something a thousand people will own?” Cook said, according to Mikan. Although Cook said she enjoyed working in her businesses,

especially at Worldly Things, she added that it wasn’t always easy and she wouldn’t necessarily do it all over again – or recommend it to others. “Lockport’s a good business town, but it’s like anything else, it’s very demanding,” she said. “You get out of your business what you put into it… it’s not easy to be in business today, I don’t think. Things have changed, people have other outlets for their buying… it’s a whole different ballgame.” Cook’s husband died in 1985, and in the late 2000s, she left the city that she was such an integral part of and now resides in Plainfield. But Cook has a certain understanding of the changes she’s seen throughout her life: “You’ve got to go with the flow,” she said. Cook’s advice to others, specifically those who may want to go into business like her, is simple: work hard. “And if you take it on, it’s a neverending endurance and you have to have the patience to stay with it,” she said. “There will be good days and bad days – and don’t get discouraged, because maybe soon the good days will come back, but who knows?”


CASA set to hold 4th annual Benefit Auction Feb. 8 CASA (Court Appointed WBBM Broadcaster and member Special Advocates) of Will of the 1985 Chicago Bears team, County, a nonprofit organization Tom Thayer, as keynote speaker. whose mission is to draw The Gala welcomes back Jarrett from community resources to Payton, son of the late Hall of provide well-trained volunteers Famer Walter Payton, who will who advocate for abused introduce his longtime family and neglected children in the friend Thayer. Festivities will be juvenile court system, is set to capped off by dancing to the host the “Have sounds of the “This is sure a Heart for the Del Bergeson to be a special Child” Benefit evening, and we Orchestra. look forward Auction Gala at “We are to it helping 6 p.m. Feb. 8, at to take our program thrilled to The Patrick C. to the next level and celebrate Haley Mansion, support our mission of our 20th advocating for abused 17 S. Center St., and neglected children.” anniversar y Joliet. our - Executive Director Rita Facchina with The event will l o n g t i m e feature a special supporters program commemorating the as well as those who are just organization’s 20th anniversary, learning about CASA of Will including a tribute to CASA County,” said Executive Director of Will County founders, 12th Rita Facchina. “This is sure to Circuit Court Judge Paula be a special evening, and we Gomora and Andy and Cindy look forward to it helping to June. take our program to the next Ryan Baker,lead sports anchor level and support our mission for CBS Chicago, will act as the of advocating for abused and master of ceremonies, with neglected children.”

>> DOWNTOWN, from page 1 development and drawing more visitors. A large part of the city’s plans include the multi-phased multimodal project that officials say will redefine the city as a transportation hub for rail, highspeed rail and buses. Funded in large part by the state, the multimodal transportation center will include a new station as well as the renovation of the historic Union Station in 2015. A new commuter lot south of the tracks on Chicago Street already is in, Hock said, and this year will see the construction of temporary train platforms that will be used for some 18 months while new, permanent structures are built. A new bus terminal also should be completed by the end of the year, he said, so construction traffic will be pretty tough in that area this summer. Hock noted city officials have been working with Will County representatives on other parts of their downtown plan, including working to reopen Chicago Street from Washington to Jefferson. The plan also calls for trading some properties to give the city more parking options. Hock told the group downtown parking is a major

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL JANUARY 29, 2014 consideration of the city’s longterm strategic plan, so much so that city officials decided to do the parking inventory themselves. Once that’s done, he said, they will turn over the results to the consultants chosen to work on the strategic plan. The city’s parking fund, separate from the general fund, $150,000 in the red, he told the group. The city also is working with the Illinois Department of Transportation on expanding fiber optic cable downtown and beyond. Referred to as “Internet II,” fiber optics can help link a variety of services to help them work together for the downtown and the rest of the city, Hock said. As an example, he said once IDOT connects all of its bridges through fiber optics, they’ll be able to monitor them remotely for the need to be raised and


lowered. Hock said the city likely will wait to install fiber optic cable underground since it costs $200 a linear foot to install if they have to dig as opposed to $5 a linear foot if the hole already is there from other construction projects. The chamber is key in all of this work, Hock said, because when owners and operators of large corporations are looking to move their families to the area, they look at schools. But he said they’ll also take a look at an area’s downtown to see what’s offered for their family. The city council on Oct. 15 unanimously approved Hock’s appointment and his employment agreement, and he started work Nov. 12. He replaced Tom Thanas, city manager since 2008, who resigned officially in December.




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Council puts the brakes on used car shop Property currently is not zoned for a used car dealership, owner would need special permission from the city before he could run the business By Stewart Warren For the Bugle

Erasamo Gonzalez has big plans. He owns one small used car dealership in Joliet, Gonzalez Auto Sales, 550 Collins St., and wants to open another. He’s already picked out his second location: 1213 Broadway, a small concrete block building that’s painted white and has long been the home of a car repair shop. Gonzalez, 38, even sold his house in West Chicago so he can move to Joliet, a change that would make it easier to manage a bigger operation. But his plans have been put on

hold. The members of the Joliet City Council voted unanimously during their regular meeting on Tuesday to deny Gonzalez’s request for a special use permit to open at the Broadway location. The property currently is not zoned for a used car dealership, so Gonzalez would need special permission from the city before he could run the business there. The council members’ decision was a surprise. The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals supported the request for a special use permit as did key members of city staff -- City Manager Jim Hock and Jim Haller, Director of Community and Economic Development. And there wasn’t any discussion of the

“I have been voting no on these little car lots – 15 cars here, 10 cars here. I don’t think they look very nice at the gateways to the city.” - Councilwoman Jan Quillman

issue during the meeting. Gonzalez was baffled by the decision. If the city had issued a special use permit, he would have been required to install a new parking lot, add landscaping, build a particular kind of fence and make other improvements. Gonzalez was happy to do the work.“I would make it look better,” Gonzalez said on Thursday. Two members of the council explained on Thursday why they voted against the special

use permit. “I have been voting no on these little car lots – 15 cars here, 10 cars here,” Councilwoman Jan Quillman said. “I don’t think they look very nice at the gateways to the city.” Councilman Mike Turk said he has received complaints from residents about the number of small used car lots scattered around the city. The council member’s decision also leaves the property owner in a bind. Scott Petric, 48, of Shorewood, is a car mechanic who has owned the building since he bought Petric’s Auto Service from his father in 2005. But he’s had to close his doors. “When the economy went down in 2010, I lost a lot of business and never fully recovered,” Petric said on Thursday.“I had to get another source of income.” After he put the building up

for sale, several people made low ball offers, Petric said. A handful wanted it for a car dealership, perhaps because of the location and the market for used vehicles. But Gonzalez was the only one who could make it work. “He is more than willing and capable and has the backing money-wise,”Petric said.“Evidently the city council is not concerned with that.” Although he is not sure what to do, Gonzalez said he is willing to comply with any request from the city that would allow him to expand on Broadway. No matter what, Petric has to make something happen quickly. “I am frantically trying to call people I know who work on cars to see if they know someone who would like to be a renter. I need something over there to cover the bills or I am going to lose the building,” Petric said.

of Honor Plaques, and the new Ethnic Cookbook will be available to purchase. Interested parties can contact Dr. Don Barnes at 815-254-4578 or at

15th annual Candlelight Bowl Fundraiser Saturday, April 12, at Town and Country Lanes, Joliet. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes bowling and dinner. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W. Jefferson St., or you can register online at Raffles and cash drawings will be held throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit programs for individuals with special needs.

News Briefs Joliet West Band Boosters annual Spaghetti Dinner The JolietWest High School Band Boosters will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Joliet West High School Cafeteria, 401 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Tickets will be sold at the event for $10 per person. A dinner of spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad,bread,drinks and dessert will

be served for dine in or carry out. This year, the dinner is sponsored and provided by Francesca’s Restaurant Group.

JTHS Foundation Trivia Night The Joliet Township High School Foundation announced its ninth annual Trivia Challenge to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at 176 West. This year’s theme for the

event is “ROAD TRIP.” Tables of up to 10 cost $120, and Round Sponsorships start at $100 per round. Teams are encouraged to decorate and wear costumes for the event’s theme with the Top Table awarded a $100 prize. The First Place/Highest Scoring Table will be awarded $125, and Second Place is awarded $75. A Split-the-Pot raffle and a Silent Auction will also be held. Sales of Commemorative Bricks, Wall

SRJC 15th annual Candlelight Bowl Fundraiser Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon will hold their




Officials try to get ahead of curve on I-55 bridge Last year’s construction was the scene of many accidents, as drivers failed to slow down in time or tried to maneuver around traffic By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Three people died in connection with construction on the Des Plaines River Bridge on Interstate 55 last year, and state and local officials want to do everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen again when construction resumes in the spring. The Illinois Department of Transportation last year closed the southbound lanes of the bridge through November as they rebuilt that part of the span. The closure and moving the

southbound lanes caused mileslong backups in both directions. The northbound lanes are next this spring and summer. Last year’s construction was the scene of many accidents, as drivers failed to slow down in time or tried to maneuver around traffic. The Channahon Fire Protection District handled 22 calls between May 1 and Nov. 23, during which 74 people were treated. Channahon Fire Chief John Petrakis told a blue ribbon committee Jan. 23 that most of the calls they had involved people from out of the area. The

Features of the i-55 bridge construction project

IDOT officials said construction on the northbound lane should begin around April 1, depending on the weather. committee, led by state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, met the first time in November to try to find out ways to reduce accidents. Walsh said one of his constituents suggested putting an empty state police car out ahead of construction to slow people down. But state police officials at the Jan. 23 meeting said such “drone cars” generally

are ineffective, and, due to drunk drivers slamming into their vehicles, they really don’t have any to spare. But panel member Michael Wiater of IDOT said they are confident a new Intelligent Transportation System plan will help. That system will be able to detect backups immediately and let drivers know via electronic signs to slow down, take caution or take an alternative route due to an accident or lengthy backup. IDOT officials said they had many signs out last year, which some drivers either ignored or did not realize that construction was as intensive as it was. Some drivers, including truck drivers, tried to avoid some of the traffic backups by taking

frontage roads instead. But even though some frontage roads are near homes and on bus routes, IDOT officials said there is really no way to regulate the traffic on those roads with speed limits or “local traffic only” designations. IDOT officials said construction on the northbound lane should begin around April 1, depending on the weather. They hope to have the word out to local drivers, as well as those in other states, making sure they are aware of the construction and any alternative routes. Petrakis said the public will have to be partners on all this. He said they can put up all the signs and use the latest technology, but basically it comes down to slowing down and paying attention.


County to host open enrollment events for health insurance County Community Health Center will provide answers to lingering questions, help you enroll in a health plan Are you uninsured, or simply paying too much for health insurance? Separate open enrollment events hosted by the Will County Health Department and the Will County Community Health Center will provide answers to lingering questions and help you enroll in a health plan that is just right for you, and your family.

No appointments are necessary, and those enrolling in a health plan prior to February 15 will receive coverage beginning March 1. Certified Health Department navigators will be available to assist with the enrollment process from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29, at the agency’s main office complex, 501 Ella Ave., Joliet. Information

tables and the navigators will be located just inside the Family Health Services WIC entrance. For more information, call 815-727-5990, or email info@ The Community Health Center, 1106 Neal Ave., Joliet, will host an open enrollment event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the lower level Conference Room. Call with questions (815-7746090), or email to outreachCHC@

Those planning to attend either of the open enrollment events should bring the following information: Proof of Residency

(driver’s license or State ID), Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport, Social Security Card, Employer and Income Information



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John C. Goodman, 59, Unknown Address, was arrested at 3:23 p.m. Jan. 17 at 513 Water for Lewd Conduct.


Tresa L. Fahrner, 18, 308 N. Brookshore, Shorewood, and Kaitlyn C. Harper, 18, 949 Avalon Way, Minooka, were arrested at 4:26 p.m. Jan. 17 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Theft.


James C. Chestnut III, 34, 1712 Raleigh Trail, Romeoville, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 17 at 1411 Riverboat for two counts of Domestic Battery.


Ryszard A. Szary, 54, 6802 Twin Falls Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 11:44 a.m. Jan. 17 at 2524 W. Jefferson for Retail Theft.


Krystin L. Masek, 42, 23905 W. Robert Ave., Plainfield, was arrested at 1:09 p.m. Jan. 17 at 1745 Route 59 for DUI – Alcohol and DUI – BAC over .08.


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David W. Flanagan, 55, 321 E. Cass St., was arrested at 6:10 p.m. Jan. 17 at 3001 Plainfield for Retail Theft.


Jason A. Dillinger, 33, 705 E Mesa Court, Godley, was arrested at 6:27 p.m. Jan. 17 at 1401 Route 59 on an Out Of Town Warrant and for Retail Theft.


Richard A. Lawrence, 54, 611 E. Cass St., was arrested at 8:13 p.m. Jan. 17 at 22 W. Cass for Aggravated Assault.


Shakyra M. Robinson, 22, 808 Copley Lane, was arrested at 12:54 p.m. Jan. 17 at 905 Prairie for Battery. Raymundo Bravo, 33, 5614 Sierra Highlands, Plainfield, was arrested at 12:31 a.m. Jan. 17 at that address for Domestic Battery.


E. Smith, 26, 521 11 Charles N. Chicago, was arrested at 4:06 a.m. Jan. 17 at that address for Domestic Battery. Cazares, 37, 658 12 Osvaldo Landau, was arrested at 10:55 p.m. Jan. 18 at 806 Francis for Violate Order Of Protection. A 16-year-old was arrested at midnight Jan. 18 at 4502 Oriole for Possession W/Intent To


Deliver Cannabis And Possession Of Cannabis.

A P.O. and Criminal Trespass to Real Property.

was arrested 14 Aat 16-year-old 8:43 p.m. Jan. 18 at 4502 Oriole for Possession of Alcohol.

C. Hernandez, 42, 20 Juan 2416 Grove Road, Berwyn, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. Jan. 18 at Broadway and Frank for Aggravated DUI and on a Will County Warrant.

Herbert J. Hugger, 18, 14937 Cleveland, Posen, and Jeffries M. DeMarco, 33, 4200 W. Jefferson, were arrested at 7:31 p.m. Jan. 18 at 300 N. Bluff for Criminal Trespass to Real Property.


D. Craig, 22, 505 16 Javonte Kungs Way, was arrested at 4 a.m. Jan. 18 at Center and Jefferson for Possession of Cannabis. Richard J. Kutsie, 29, 3761 Pandola, was arrested at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at 333 Madison for DUI – Alcohol.


Lonnie E.Posley Sr.,53,4704 Ryehill Drive, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 18 at 508 E. Cass for Obstructing A P.O.


Quention L. Pringle, 18, 207 Doris Ave., was arrested at 9:03 p.m. Jan. 18 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for two counts of Resisting/Obstructing a P.O., Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Possession of Cannabis. A 15-year-old was arrested for Aggravated Battery to a P.O., three counts of Resisting


M. Maynard, 31, 21 Nicholas 1008 Parkwood Drive, was arrested at 10:03 p.m. Jan. 19 at 1016 Saddle Ridge for Burglary From M.V. James R. Clark, 20, 1312 Elizabeth, was arrested at 8:06 p.m. Jan. 19 at Broadway and Smith for Possession of Cannabis.


Dennis L. Davis, 50, 322 Pine, was arrested at 5:46 p.m. Jan. 19 at that address for Aggravated Domestic Battery.


Jeffery R. Shaw, 25, 520 Bellarmine Drive, E, was arrested at 11:42 a.m. Jan. 19 at the address for Domestic Battery.


Kenneth R. LaPorte, 55, 235 CharlestonAve.,Romeoville, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at 777 Hollywood for Criminal Trespass to Real Property.


Two 16-year-olds and a 12-year-old were arrested at 7:04 p.m. Jan. 20 at 1801 W.


Jefferson for Retail Theft. Phillip J. Dockins, 21, 418 Hickory, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Jan. 20 at Hickory and Division for Burglary and Possession of Controlled Substance.


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Shorewood Terrence E. Hylka, 51, 2019 Sun Valley Court, Plainfield, arrested on two Will County warrants for driving while license suspended, Jan. 22, 8:25 a.m. at 700 W. Jefferson. Hylka was arrested after officers responded to a welfare check on an unknown person.


Ashley B. Brand, 27, 418 Praireview Drive, Oswego, arrested for driving under the influence, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to notify SOS of address change, Jan. 17, 2:11 a.m. at 1226 W. Jefferson St. Brand was arrested after being stopped for a speeding violation.


David P. Gregory, 20, 24665 W.Manor Drive,Shorewood, arrested for criminal trespass to real property, Jan. 20, 12:20 p.m. at 1600 W. Jefferson St. Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person.


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Who is Robert, why are we torturing him? Mr. Robert and his Rules have been getting stretched lately at the Will County Board meetings I was at a meeting the other day, and our general rowdiness was tempered for a spell when someone said, “Hey, we need to pay attention to Robert’s Rules of Order.” To which, and this was how that particular meeting was going, someone retorted: “Who is this guy Robert, and why do we have to listen to him?” So, I headed to the electronic apple of Gore’s eye and found this on the official Robert’s Rules of Order website. (Yes, there is one): “Henry Martyn Robert was an engineering officer in the regular Army. Without warning he was asked to preside over a public meeting being held in a church in his community and realized that he did not know how. He tried anyway and his embarrassment was supreme. This event, which may seem familiar to many readers, left him determined never to attend another meeting until he knew something of parliamentary law. “Ultimately, he discovered and studied the few books then available on the subject. From time to time, due to his military duties, he was transferred to various parts of the United States, where he found virtual parliamentary anarchy, since each member from a different part of the country had differing ideas of correct procedure. To bring order out of chaos, he decided to write Robert’s Rules of Order, as it came to be called …”

So, since 1876, civilized society has had a manner in which to conduct an orderly meeting. I think it’s hilarious the famous Rules started as the result of a meeting gone bad in a church. I have been a part of a few church meeting where Robert’s Rules, as well as a few commandments, So, SinCE 1876, CiviLiZEd SoCiETy hAS hAd A mAnnER in whiCh To ConduCT An oRdERLy mEETing. i Think iT’S hiLARiouS ThE fAmouS RuLES STARTEd AS ThE RESuLT of A mEETing gonE BAd in A ChuRCh. were stretched to the limit. Mr. Robert and his Rules have been getting stretched lately at the Will County Board meetings as well. The first time wasn’t too confusing. Board Member Judy Ogalla of Monee noticed the board’s legislative agenda came to the full board without language sufficient to protect landowners in the path of the Illiana project. Distressing as it might have been to some of those who saw the item come out of committee following a lot of discussion, what Ogalla wanted was a minor tweak, especially to the fracas at the Jan. 16 County Board meeting. After at least one false start, the much-debated revisions to the

county’s Open Burning Ordinance came to the floor. To make a long story short, there were a couple of amendments offered on the floor that aimed to help, but – even with Robert’s Rules -- wound up confusing just about everyone, including County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots, who has to make sure this stuff makes sense before she records it for posterity … and enforcement. As it turned out, the burning ordinance submitted to the floor had major problems and needed to be revised. At least one person familiar with the ordinance and its incarnations during the past seven months said what was initially presented on the floor wasn’t what came out of committee. During my nearly 30 years covering events in Will County – including several years of County Board fun after the Executive system was adopted – please allow me to offer a suggestion when something comes to the full board that needs work: Succinctly mention the concerns you have, and then, using Robert’s Rules of Order, make a motion to send it back to committee for further work. Of course, the board members, whether they are committee members or not, need to attend those committee meetings then to make sure the concerns are addressed. Making major changes on the floor during a County Board meeting is like replacing a jet’s engine while it’s in flight. Nick Reiher Managing Editor

LeTTer TO The edITOr

Set an example, teach respect to children The world in general,our country, state, and local communities have lost the meaning to the word RESPECT. If we as people would truly respect another persons’ life, property, rights and/ or possessions, we would enjoy more peace and a more joyful and, possibly, even a more satisfying and more enjoyable life. You see examples everywhere: people disrespecting each other in speech and action. We have lost our own self-respect. Movies,

TV, and computer games try to popularize disrespect. Whether you believe in a higher power, whether you accept the teachings of the scholars, or whether you believe in common decency, respect needs to be an ideal to strive to achieve. Basic concepts don’t start at school or in a house of worship but rather in the home. Basic concepts don’t cost money and don’t require a specific social or economic level. Respect is learned

not only through teaching of basic values, but also by example by example. If parents and grandparents would teach by example the values of tolerance and respect for people and property, then practice it in the family, we could and will turn ourselves around as a society. Soon it will catch on to the entire world. Mark Turk Joliet





O’Dekirk announces run for mayor in 2015 Current District 2 Councilman says city leadership must accept accountability to the people By Stewart Warren For the Bugle

Councilman Bob O’Dekirk announced Jan. 21 he would run for mayor in April 2015. The lawyer and former Joliet police officer made it official while standing in the frigid weather on the steps of the

Joliet Police Department. Some friends and members of his staff were there with him, including local lawyer Ken Zelazo, former colleague Jim Capperelli and Jamie Camfferman, his legal assistant. His news was fairly early by local standards – the election is 15 months away – but not unexpected. O’Dekirk, who represents District 2, an area that includes his near west side Cathedral Area neighborhood, said publicly in December that he would soon announce his candidacy. Since then, many people have encouraged him. “There has just been a deluge of support that’s come to me,” O’Dekirk said, speaking

restoration of unity from in the police and civility in Joliet. department vestibule “Our city where everyone had l e a d e r s h i p retreated after the must accept press conference to accountability to the get out of the cold. “I people,” O’Dekirk don’t consider myself said. a politician. I am a man If he wins the of my word and an election, O’Dekirk honest person.” said he would When he served as Councilman continue working a police officer, a big Bob O’Dekirk in his law practice part of the job was while also serving being disciplined and full time as mayor. As managing being accountable to the public, partner, he has several other O’Dekirk said. lawyers on staff to carry the “City government has taught me something different. Here load, O’Dekirk said, promising to I have witnessed that new spend “as much time as needed” ideas are less important than at city hall. Several citizens who regularly old habits, that cooperation is another word for a rubber stamp attend Joliet City Council and planning for our future is as meetings were at the press simple as raising your taxes and conference, including Willie fees,” O’Dekirk said, urging the E. Sellers of Sellers & Sellers

Enterprises and Bob Hernandez, a community activist. Sellers asked O’Dekirk what he would do to bring Joliet’s diverse population together. O’Dekirk replied that the city’s demographics were changing and that unity was important. “I think the current (administration) has turned its back on the public,” O’Dekirk said, adding that there was a great deal of distance between the current city hall and the minority communities. After the meeting, Sellers explained that he was part of an informal group of black and Hispanic business people in Joliet who backed Councilman Jim McFarland in the last election. “They said we couldn’t do it (but McFarland was elected),” Sellers said. “We’re going to play a very important part in this election.”

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INSIDE: Lockport girls defeat Joliet West as both teams prepare for playoffs, page 12; Porters fall to ‘Brook, page 14



Pair of perfect games pace Indians By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

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Minooka’s Zach Segatto threw one of two perfect games for Minooka.

For the second straight year Minooka and Lockport finished first-second, respectively, at a sectional. This year, the Indians rallied past the Porters in the final game to take home their second straight sectional title, 6,5106,461 as the two teams distanced themselves from the competition at the Andrew Sectional at Orland Bowl. Despite trailing the Porters, it was Minooka making noise throughout the day with a pair of 300s. Zach Segatto opened the tournament by throwing a perfect game, and was match two games later when freshman Kai Devine shot a 300. “I’ve been saving this for the entire year,” Segatto said. “I had a rough start to the season and the past couple months I’ve been throwing really good. Starting

with a 300 makes the day seem a little easier. You almost know the day is going to be good for you and it was.” “When I got to the last ball I was really hoping I could make that shot,” Devine said. “I’ve already had a 299. I ended up burying it. I was really excited for that. When Zach got his the first game, I really thought that got the team going. We were able to follow him up and make good shots. It means a lot to me to shoot a 300 and help the team out.” Segatto used his 300 game to propel him to the individual title with a 1,505, with every game being over 200. “It can’t get much better than that,” Segatto said of winning both titles on the day.“It is a great way to go out my senior year. We kept our heads in it and made our spares and got a good pin count on our splits.” Junior Chris Dombrowski >> see PERFECT | page 16




Poor shooting plagues Tigers as Porters roll By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

When SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division foes Lockport and Joliet West met

up in a battle of girls basketball teams last week, the reason behind the 51-34 Porter win was pretty apparent – Lockport made their shots. “We were about due for that.

We had much more consistency on offense and more defensive intensity and we let our defense create our offense for us and that is what we need to have happen.We had a lot of different people step up and it was a full team effort,” said Lockport head coach Krista Peterson.“We got the shots we wanted and I thought we were more patient.” The Porters jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first half and never looked back. The lack of points for Joliet West was not because of bad looks on offense, it was just a lack of making baskets. “That has been the story of the season for us,” said West coach Kevin Michaels. “Scoring has been a challenge. We are getting the shots that we want. We are getting layups, open looks. It is sad when we look at the tape and the shooting chart and see that we shoot up to 10 times more than the other team >> see ROLL | page 13

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

Kianna Campbell and the Porters defeated Joliet West.

Sports >> ROLL, from page 12 and we are still losing by double digits. “We are getting open looks, we are getting to the rack, we are just not finishing. We are practicing and it is just not carrying over into the games and that is frustrating. The games where we score, we can hang with any team.” Tia Parrinello led all scorers with 14 points, while Kianna Campbell scored 13 for the Porters. Monica Barefield paced the Tigers with 10. As the regular season winds down for both teams, they are looking for what they need to do heading into the postseason. For the Tigers, Michaels said they need to either make their shots or if they miss, the players can’t let the misses carry over to other parts of the game. “When the shots are not falling, that is carrying over into the other parts of the game,” he said. “We are committing dumb fouls or we miss a shot, so they feel bad and don’t hustle back on defense. We have to fight through that. We get the looks, we just can’t buy a bucket. “We look at the film and they run the offense right and make the right pass and then we miss

the layup. It is getting frustrating for everyone.” Michaels knows the Tigers can be a spoiler in the playoffs if the shots fall. “Other coaches have told us that even though we are a lower seed, no one will want to play us because if our shot is on it will be a dogfight,” he said. “We have to get it together in the next three weeks.” For the Porters, it is a different process. Lockport has a very young team and Peterson is looking to find the right lineup heading into the playoffs. “We are in the second half (of the season) and we are trying to figure out which personnel works the best together,” Peterson said. “We are a very young team. I have seen a lot of improvement and a lot of growth just from the first half of the season and that is exciting to know that they are getting this experience and that they will be even stronger for next season. I hope that we can close this year off the way we want it to. “They are playing hard and playing well together. As long as they keep believing in themselves and in the system, positive things will happen.”






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Grover Anderson had a team-high 16 points in the Porters’ loss to Bolingbrook.

Porters can’t slow down ‘Brook in loss By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

A season ago, the Bolingbrook boys basketball had only seven losses overall, two coming at the

hands of Lockport and its ability to slow the pace of the game and keep the Raiders from getting out and running. The Porters had that ability again Friday night, but did

not take advantage of the opportunities Friday night and fell 61-35 in SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division action >> see PORTERS | page 15

Sports >> PORTERS, from page 14 in Lockport. “We didn’t take advantage of it,” said Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson, Jr. “There was a possibility the game could have been more half court, we chose not to and I have to do a better job of making the kids understand that. “They were semi pressing and pressuring us, but we didn’t have to shoot the ball.There is no shot clock. We didn’t have to shoot, we chose to shoot. If you are going to shoot quickly, you have to make some shots otherwise, they are a good enough team offensively to bury you if they are making theirs and you are not.” Lockport (10-8, 4-2) came out in the standard 1-3-1 zone defense, but the Raiders (13-3) jumped out to a fast 7-0 lead to force the Porters out of their zone. “They have guys that can score the ball,”Thompson said.“(Gage) Davis is a tough match up for us and we thought we could play

zone, but they exploited that on the backboards. When it was 7-0, we went man-to-man and we did a better job on the boards, but eventually that was going to wear because we don’t match up physically with them.” The Bolingbrook size advantage also played a part in the fact that the Porters shot just 4-25 from the floor in the first half, missing several looks around the basket. “It probably has a lot to do with their size,” Thompson said. “We were not squared up and thinking we would get fouled or blocked and that probably played in the psyche a little bit.” Bolingbrook capitalized on Lockport’s shooting woes and went on a 13-0 run over the final six minutes of the first half, turning a 12-10 lead into a 25-01 advantage at the intermission. “It was 12-5 after the first quarter, we cut it to 12-10 and then it was like we took the first thing we looked at every time and time we had an open shot, we shot it. Well, then we really got to make those because they came down and stuck it to us.

“I have to do a better job of making us more efficient. I tell them all the time, if we pass the ball around and we get an open shot, they are going to shoot it, they are kids, they are going to shoot. But in my opinion, we can’t live on that diet, we don’t shoot well enough.To stay in the game, it is either shoot quick and make the shots or shoot quick and stop them or something has to give and it gave in the second quarter.”

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL JANUARY 29, 2014 It didn’t help that Lockport played a lot of the game without one of its top players in senior Grover Anderson. Anderson picked up his third foul in the first half and was on the bench, ending the opening half scoreless. He played most of the second half with four fouls, but hit four second-half three pointers and tallied 11 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter before fouling out in the final three minutes.


“That hurt us overall because he is one of our better ball handlers and passers and he does have the ability to create his own shot and get shots for others,”Thompson said. Prentiss Nixon tallied scored 16 points to lead the Raiders, while Davis added 10 and Josh Dillingham tallied eight points and had 12 rebounds. Bolingbrook outrebounded Lockport 39-21.



>> PERFECT, from page 11 finished fifth overall with a 1,360, Devine was ninth with a 1,341 and John Kauffman added a 1,246. It is now time for the Indians to get some redemption from last year at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon, where the state tournament will take place Friday and Saturday. Last year they were in first place with three games left, but fell out of contention, finishing in fourth.They are determined to

make things different this time. “We cannot get our heads down.That is the big key,” Segatto said. “We have to make sure we get good pin counts and make our spares and make good shots. Our experience is definitely going to help us. Almost everyone on the team knows what to expect. We can’t let what happened last year happened again this year. State champs is the only thing on our mind, especially after last year.” “We want to make good shots, cover our spares, and take the

Sports trophy home,” Devine said. “That would be a great thing for us.” Meanwhile, Lockport is entering the state meet pretty much 100 percent opposite of Minooka. The Porters won state last year with eight seniors and after an up-and-down season, have found their way back to state in hopes of defending their title. “The last couple weeks we’ve come together a lot,” Lockport sophomore Noah Zwit said. “We just had to keep our heads

in it. Our plan was to come in sixth today and whatever else is a bonus. We have one senior, a junior and three sophomores on our starting five. We are a young team and we are underdogs. We weren’t expected to go to state or to sectionals.” “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” junior Brian Baer said. “We’ve done nothing but push through all year when everyone else was telling us we couldn’t. We grew up watching the team last year and every one of us took notes

from them.We will know what to expect.” Zwit shot a 1,333, Baer had a 1,318 and Tyler Delrose added a 1,303 at the sectional. Now the Porters are heading to O’Fallon in hopes of defending their title. “We want to win state and have fun,” Zwit said. “We have to keep our heads up and our temper down.” JolietWest junior Josh Pesavento shot a 1,223, but did not qualify for state.

GIRLS Joliet West edged Lockport to win the SWSC title. The Tigers shot a 6,016, while Lockport had a 5,935.West had 111 total points to 108 from Lockport. West’s Julie Kowalski took home the individual title with a 1,310. Taylor Bailey (1,244), Gracie Plese (1,220) and Melissa March (1,183) also finished in the top eight. Lockport’s Nikki Mendez (1,269), Nicole Troha (1,251) and Ashley Hostert (1,208) finished in the top eight. Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports



Hawks take fight out of Bulldogs, now 6-0 in CSL South By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

After playing four competitive games in three days at the Galesburg Martin Luther King tourney, Maine South’s boys basketball team got a bit of an oncourt breather at home against conference opponent Waukegan last Friday. The Hawks led 14-3 after one quarter, 29-8 at intermission, and the Bulldogs didn’t break into double digits until three minutes into the third period. Maine South ended up winning 64-31; the Hawks remain undefeated in the CSL South (6-0) and are 15-5 overall. “After a long weekend, it was great to have us come out as a team and beat them like that,” said senior guard Andrew Palucki, one of three Hawks in double figures with 12 points.“Our guys off the bench are great; they were relaxed. They (Waukegan) still had their starters in and they (reserves) brought it to them so I was really happy for our guys.” Maine South started the game with a 14-0 run, capped by a free throw from junior George Sargeant (13 points). With five minutes to go in the second period, the Hawks upped their lead to 23-4 following a steal and layup by sophomore Jon Arenas, whose 15 points led the team. John Kozak’s putback at the buzzer provided Maine South with its halftime cushion. “I thought we played really well,” said Maine South coach Tony Lavorato. “I thought we rebounded well,and we really got the ball up the floor in transition. Execution is still getting better little by little, but I’m really happy with where we’re at. “Waukegan is a very athletic and well-coached team.It’s one of those (games) where I guarantee you they were off a little bit. We always talk about that you control what you can control, and I was really proud about how our kids kept playing.” Lavorato also is proud of the

way senior Sean Maloney has stepped up in place of starting point guard Caleb deMarigny, who’s been out with mono since mid-January. “He’s been doing it unbelievable job,” Lavorato said “Sean is one of those kids that’s played point guard his whole life. One of the things he’s done is that he’s played more minutes than he’s played all year so he had to get his wind and he had to slow himself down and stay out of foul trouble. Now he’s running it and you’re starting to see him get that swagger back.” Maloney, who’s started the past six games in deMaringy’s absence, said the Hawks’ condensed schedule during the MLK tourney helped him settle into the role. Although the Hawks didn’t win the tourney, they went 3-1 over a 72-hour period. “Right away there was so much going on in my head,” Maloney said. “But after the weekend when we had four games in three days, we were able to see everything that teams run against us, so now I’m calming down, I think, and I’m getting into the sets better.” deMarigny sat on the bench in street clothes last Friday. Lavorato said he may begin taking part in non-contact drills, but that’s all for now. “Mono is a liver sickness, but it also is inflammation of the spleen,” Lavorato said. “The spleen is what the big problem is. If he gets contact on the spleen when it’s swollen and it explodes, now we’ve got major surgery. Anybody with mono has to have no contact until the spleen goes back to normal; it’s usually a minimum of three weeks. “But I think when he starts feeling better, which is now, he may come back. He’s going to shoot, he’s going to do some conditioning, but not contact stuff until his spleen goes down to normal.” The Hawks hosted Highland

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George Sargeant scored 13 points in Maine South’s 64-31 win over Waukegan.

Park in a CSL crossover game Tuesday night, and then hit the road Friday night to face New Trier (12-8, 2-4).The Trevians gave Evanston—which sits in second place in the CSL South—a run for its money before losing to the Wildkits last Friday.

MLK Shootout Maine South, the defending

champions of the Galesburg Martin Luther King tournament, finished 3-2 overall at this year’s tourney, won by the host Silver Streaks. The Hawks concluded the tourney on MLK Day with games against Galesburg in the morning and Eisenhower in the afternoon. Galesburg upended the Hawks,

62-47, as the Silver Streaks jumped on Maine South early, taking a 14-7 first-quarter lead. Palucki tallied 14 points, Sargeant 12 and Davis Neilands 10. The Hawks rebounded that afternoon with a 70-50 triumph over Eisenhower. Sargeant dropped in 24 points, while Palucki had 15 and Arenas 13.




Wedding Open House at Four Rivers Ask questions of staff and get ideas for planning an eco-friendly celebration “Four Rivers Wedding Open House,” a free, adult program, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, in Channahon. Registration is recommended for this Forest Preserve District of Will County program. Are you interested in planning a wedding or event at the Four

Rivers Environmental Education Center in 2015 or beyond? Attend this open house to view the facility, collect information, ask questions of staff and get ideas for planning an ecofriendly celebration. View photos of previous weddings and events held at Four Rivers, see what a wedding setup looks like and get ideas

from “green” DYI decorations on display. Each couple will receive a goodie bag while supplies last. This open house will be held indoors in an accessible facility. The Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is located at 25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods—Kerry Sheridan Grove at Blackberry Lane, south of Route 6, in Channahon. Call 815-722-9470 or email for more information or registration.

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Public hearings scheduled for Illiana Environmental Plan Public is encouraged to attend, review and comment on purpose, need for improvement The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation will host public hearings for the Illiana Tier Two Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is evaluating transportation improvements in Will County and Lake County, Indiana. The public hearings will be held in an open house format, and interested persons may attend anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. The Tier Two Draft EIS is a compilation of stakeholder outreach and comprehensive information about the project’s purpose and need,proposed plans and alternatives, and potential effects on environmental resources such as wetlands, wildlife, cultural resources and noise, as well as potential effects on future traffic operations caused by proposed alternatives as well as the “no-build” alternative. The Tier Two Draft EIS Notice of Availability (NOA) was made available for public review and

comment on Jan. 24, 2014, at, as well as local libraries in the study area aTTeNd The FOrUMs Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lowell Middle School, 19250 Cline Ave., Lowell, Ind., and Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Local 150 Training Facilities, 19800 W. Arsenal Road, Wilmington. A public forum will be held at 6 p.m. each day where the public is invited to make 2-minute statements to a court reporter and to the public.

and DOT offices. A complete listing of these locations can be found on the project website.The NOA begins the 45 day public review and comment period which runs through March 10, 2014. There will be a continuous

presentation, and the public is encouraged to attend, review and comment on the Purpose and need for the improvement Alternatives under consideration, Preliminary road closure plan, Social, economic, and environmental impacts and proposed mitigation strategies, Section 106 Effects Assessment Report (effects on historic properties), Proposed Section 4(f) De Minimis Impact Determination regarding improvements at Wauponsee Glacial Trail near Symerton Illinois, Air Quality, including PM2.5 Hot-Spot analysis . Land acquisition specialists will also be available to answer questions about right-of-way acquisition and residential or business relocation that may be required as part of the project. In Illinois, the Division of Highways will process a permit for construction in a regulated floodway whenever such permits are required for the project. Attendees are encouraged to provide oral or written testimony to court reporters to be included in the public record and speak

with IDOT, INDOT and study team representatives on a oneon-one basis. The Tier Two Draft EIS was made available for public review and comment on January 24,2014, at, as well as local libraries in the study area and DOT offices.A complete listing of these locations can be found on the project website. In addition, comments on the Tier Two Draft EIS will be accepted through March 10, 2014. The final Preferred Alternative will be documented in the Final EIS and Record of Decision for

the project, anticipated to be released in late spring. The meetings are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing specific assistance should contact Sarah Copeland of Images, Inc. at (630) 510-3944. Persons planning to attend who need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the TTY/TTD number (800) 5260844/or 711;TTY users (Spanish) (800) 501-0864 or 711; and for Telebraille dial (877) 526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY- JOLIET, ILLINOIS THE PRIVATEBANK AND TRUST COMPANY as assignee of THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION as receiver for FOUNDERS BANK, Plaintiff, v. JESSICA DEVELOPMENT, LLC, MICHAEL R. BERRY, MICHELE S. BERRY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 13-CH-3947 The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Will County by said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain Mortgage, Amendment to Mortgage and Ancillary Loan Documents


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of Will County, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, on or before February 21, 2014 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 Clerk of the Court 14 W Jefferson, Suite 212 Joliet, Illinois 60432 This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Carlson Dash, LLC 216 S. Jefferson St., Suite 504 Chicago, Illinois 60661 I582365 Published 1/22, 1/29, 2/5







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U.S. News & World Report ranks USF programs Highlight included USF being ranked 5th nationally in “Student Engagement Category” According to U.S. News & World Report, online learning is fast becoming an integral part of all types of education, including higher education, and consumers are hungry for information related to online degrees. That is why in addition to ranking schools as it has done for years, U.S. News is now ranking online programs. In its recently-released “Best Online Programs” listing, the University of St. Francis (USF) was once again recognized for top performance.USF’s online graduate programs in both education and business were the top among Illinois private schools ranked, and USF’s online programs in nursing were sixth among Illinois private schools ranked. While this was the second year in a row for high honors for the College of Business and Health Administration (COBHA), it was a first for USF’s College of

Education. A highlight included USF being ranked 5th nationally (of 195 schools) in the “Student Engagement Category,” which includes criteria such as national accreditation, best practices, graduation and retention rates and class size. According to the U.S. News & World Report website, “Much like in a classroom setting, quality online graduate education programs grant aspiring teachers and educational administrators opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and fellow classmates. In turn, instructors are not only accessible and responsive, but they are also tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding enough that students stay enrolled and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time.” Deans Chris Clott (COBHA) and John Gambro (COE) were thrilled

uSf wAS onE of ThE EARLiEST onLinE EduCAToRS in iLLinoiS. wE ARE pRoud of ouR ABiLiTy To offER Top noTCh onLinE gRAduATE BuSinESS pRogRAmS ThAT mEET ThE nEEdS of BuSy woRking pEopLE in iLLinoiS And ARound ThE CounTRy.” - deAn Chris Clott (CoBhA)

about the announcement. “USF was one of the earliest online educators in Illinois.We are proud of our ability to offer top notch online graduate business programs that meet the needs of busy working people in Illinois and around the country,” said Clott. Gambro added, “The College of Education’s online programs are designed to provide students with exemplary learning experiences that provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be outstanding educators. Courses challenge and engage the students

in the learning process and offer them an opportunity to interact with other professionals and exceptional faculty members. This ranking validates our efforts and indicates that our programs are meeting the needs of our students and the school districts in which they serve.” The primary online graduate education program at USF is the M.S. in Teaching & Learning. This degree provides the opportunity for a school district or cohort of teachers to select a concentration of courses designed to meet specific areas of interest and academic needs. The program assists teachers and administrators to address the myriad of issues and

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needs which school communities face in a climate of evolving standards, curriculum change, school improvement and strategic planning efforts. The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work.



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