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FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Vol. 5 No. 23

SECOND BANANA NO LONGER After 30 years in the minority on the Will County Board, Joe Babich relishing leadership posts See story, Page 3


“Banana Joe” Babich mans the phone at the Six Corners barber shop he and his brother Bob have run since June 1969.




County to offer pet services at reduced rate Show your cat or dog some extra love this February by having it spayed or neutered and save some money doing it. This February Will County Animal Control will cover $40 of the cost of the operation for up two animals per household for pet owners who live within the county limits and go to a participating Will County veterinary clinic. “Last year, Will County Animal Control ran programs in both February and October. In total, it reimbursed participating veterinarian clinics for altering 2,115 pets,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh.“October’s spay and neuter program was a

great success with 877 animals. This February, we’re hoping for an increase in participation over October 2012.” To be eligible for the $40 off of a spay or neuter: • Pet owners must show proof of residence in Will County; • Pets must be registered with Will County Animal Control and reside with the owner; • Proof of current certificate of rabies must be provided on the day of surgery; • Pets must also have a Will County rabies registration tag. (Rabies vaccination and registration tag can be purchased the day of surgery.)

• Surgery must take place by Thursday, Feb. 28. To ensure they will receive the discount, pet owners should call their veterinary office prior to surgery to find out if the office is participating. In 2006 the Illinois General Assembly passed a law which requires owners of non-neutered pets to pay a $10 differential for their pets’ tags. That money is used for the County’s monthlong program. Will County Animal Control is under the County Executive’s office and is led by Dr. L.P Schild. For additional information, about this program, call 815-724-1521.

Beauty and the Beast coming to Rialto


“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Joliet as part of the Broadway at the Rialto series at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Tickets are priced between $50 to $65 per adult. Kids 12 and under save $15 (additional fees may apply). Tickets may be purchased at the Rialto Box office located at 102 N. Chicago St., or ordered by calling 815-726-6600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Quick with the scissors, quicker with the tongue, ‘Banana Joe’ now calls the shots By Nick Reiher Staff Reporter


oe Babich bounces around his customers as a prize fighter would an opponent, flashing quick, precise jabs at extended locks until they are beaten back … at least for another couple weeks. He stops only when he hears the bell, the phone near his barber chair that rings every so often when a customer wants to know how long the wait is. “Banana Joe’s,” Babich yelps into the old-style receiver hanging from the wall as Shania warbles on the radio.“It’s clear right now. I’m just finishing someone up, and there’s no one waiting.” Not too much later, a customer saunters down the steps of the Six Corners shop Babich and his brother, Bob, have shared since June 26, 1969, a day Babich remembers well: “That was the beginning of the Cubs’ collapse,” said the 74-year-old of the North Sider’s plight at the hands of the “Miracle Mets.” It also was the beginning of a business that would become one of the centers of Democratic politics in Joliet and Will County, carrying on the tradition of another barberturned-politician, the late LeRoy Van Duyne. Like his tonsorial-political mentor, Babich has the gift of gab and an upbeat personality that makes people who meet him question why they aren’t in a better mood as well. Like most any good barber, he’ll gladly tell war stories, including stories on actual naval ships. And he’ll tell you his life story, in dribs and drabs, as he dances around a customer or corralling fallen hair with a broom throughout the shop. Born in Joliet, Babich attended St. Joe’s Grade School where he

got his famous nickname.“I used to bring a lunch in a paper bag,” he said.“This was before those metal things. And I usually had a banana packed for lunch. So one day, one of the guys looks at my bag and says,‘Hey, I bet he’s got a banana in there.’ So they started calling me,‘Banana.’” After four years at Joliet Catholic, Babich got a call from Uncle Sam. On the advice of his father, Babich joined the Navy so he could cruise on the water rather than having to march everywhere. During his tour, he was assigned to the first nuclear carrier, the U.S.S. Enterprise, on which he crossed the equator a couple times (with all the usual Navy ritual) and made a trip to the Gulf of Tonkin.

A family man Following his discharge, Babich flew home and into the arms of the former Mary Cresto, his wife and mother to Kelli and Lisa. Now Lisa Karnezis, she and husband Dimitri gave the Joe and Mary twin grandchildren,


Joe Babich and his brother Bob, left, have shared space at the 87-year-old Six Corners building since the summer of 1969. Before he took on his own customers, Babich apprenticed, both tonsorially and politically, with the late LeRoy Van Duyne.

Joseph and Olivia. Babich, who also has a degrees in political science from Joliet Junior College and Lewis University, graduated from barber school in Chicago before serving his apprenticeship with Van Duyne, then on the County Board, at the shop at Jackson and Landau. He honed his barber skills, as well as his interest in politics. Babich was first elected to the board in 1982 and outlasted other Democrats serving at that time:“Sis” Plankar, Mary Marolt and Herman Alberico. He would go on to serve alongside others, albeit a handful at a time, including Angie Dew, Margie Woods, Charles Cain, Ruth Kennedy and Chuck Adelman, who would become the first Will County Executive. Babich said he always got along well with the Republicans, but that didn’t mean he and the other Democrats wouldn’t have to suffer through the losing end See BANANA, page 4

“I used to bring a lunch in a paper bag. And I

usually had a banana packed for lunch. So one day, one of the guys looks at my bag and says, ‘Hey, I bet he’s got a banana in there.’ So they started calling me, ‘Banana.’” Joe Babich



90 students graduate from Job Corps BANANA Public service has been important to U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, since the days his father helped write federal Civil Rights legislation. He encouraged students at the Joliet Job Corps winter commencement on Feb. 1 to discover how they can serve others. A newly elected Congressman for the 11th District, Foster pledge to support Job Corps, a federally funded program that educates and trains low-income students. Ninety students earned a high school diploma or GED and completed a trade to participate in graduation. Because the program is self-paced, some had left the residential campus earlier, like Salutatorian Josh Hamilton, 25, of Cicero. Others, like Valedictorian Ebony Hampton, 21, of Chicago, are continuing studies. The program aids about 430 students annually; most come from the greater Chicagoland area. Students, ages 16 to 24, can take one of eight trades and learn employability skills. The Center gave out three awards; one to Foster, one to Jim Reeb of Joliet, who has diligently volunteered as a math tutor for a year; and Demetria Carr of Daybreak, Catholic Charities. Students intern at Daybreak in culinary, security, facility maintenance and office administration under her supervision. Will County Executive Larry Walsh echoed Foster’s remarks about public service and commitment to both the community and America. “Forty-seven years ago, I was on this stage as I graduated (from

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Photo by Jan Larsen

Will County Executive Larry Walsh, left, and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster exchange smiles while on stage at winter commencement Feb. 1 at Joliet Job Corps on Mills Road.

Joliet East High School),” he said. “So being here always means a lot to me.” He gave a shoutout to fellow classmate Patricia Alberty, who now advises on drug and alcohol prevention at the Center on Mills Road. Hamilton told the audience how much the experience matured him. Hampton spoke about all the leadership opportunities she discovered. Both said they were unemployed and hopeless about job prospects when they first heard about Job Corps. Both performed extensive community service hours here in Joliet, which affirmed Foster’s and Walsh’s remarks.

of one party-line vote after another. As a Democrat on the board in those days, Babich said,“you just tried to do what was best for your constituents.” As it appeared Democrats would gain control of the County Board following the Nov. 6 election, Babich made it known he wanted a leadership position. He deserved a leadership position. Yeah, he was commander at Cantigny VFW Post 367 in 1985-86, but he yearned for a County Board commission. He got two: Babich was named chair of the board’s Public Health & Safety Committee; but his biggest plum was being named president of the Will County Forest Preserve District Board for 2012. That took some doing, because unlike the dual job on the County Board, the Forest Preserve Board does not have Democratic County Executive Larry Walsh to break the 13-13 tie on the board. Republicans wanted one of their own, Don

Gould of Shorewood, to head the Forest Preserve Board. Babich and Gould, as well as Diane Seiler, D-Lockport, Democratic Caucus Chair, and Scott Pyles, County Democratic Party Chairman, decided to meet after new County Board Speaker Herb Brooks was finished with his sermon at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, where he is pastor.

Working together After an hour or so, Babich said, he and Gould were shaking hands, deciding to split the two-year presidency, with the former taking 2012 and the latter taking 2013, with the other serving as vice president. “You’ve got to work together,” Babich said, as he does Tuesdays through Saturdays with “Banana Bob” and “Banana Shelly” Money at the shop. He has a ball there with his comrades and his customers. But it’s clear he relishes his new roles with the county. “After 30 years, I’m chairman of a committee,” he said.“When people want something done, they’ll have to come to me first now.”

Calendar FEBRUARY 7 Organic Gardening. 6 to 7 p.m. in the Inwood Athletic Club’s Board Room. Join Nancy Kuhajda, University of Illinois Master Gardener Coordinator, for a lively discussion of what organic gardening is and is not. Learn easy tips and simple strategies for gardening organically. For more information, call 815-7417275. Seed Basics. 6 to 7 p.m. in the Inwood Athletic Club’s Board Room. Join Nancy Kuhajda, University of Illinois Master Gardener Coordinator, to learn all about seed starting. Seed starting can be an easy, fun and inexpensive way to jump start your garden for spring. For more information, call 815-741-7275. Dare to Care Program - Free Health Screenings. 6 p.m. at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Conference Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans.A common symptom is pain or numbness in the legs. PVD is often a sign that you have narrowed arteries in the heart and brain, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Early detection for PVD can literally save your life. We offer a FREE lecture & screening. You may qualify if you meet the risk criteria and are not under the care of a cardiologist. This free event begins with the lecture on the first day and the screening on the next day. Call Presence Health Connection at (815) 7259438. Visit us online at www. Ronnie Baker Brooks. 6:45 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, Caterpillar Auditorium, Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks will perform, as well as share stories of growing up around Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and his own legendary father and Blues Hall of Famer, Lonnie Brooks. Tickets $10 for members/students, $12 for general public. 815-723-5201 Learning Step Pre-School Open Houses. 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 to March 7. The Lockport Township Park District’s Learning Step PreSchool offers Open Houses for parents to come and learn about the program and meet the teachers. The pre-school provides children ages 3 to 4 years an atmosphere that

encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth in a fun and safe environment. Children must be of age by Sept., 1. Parents must provide a copy of the birth certificate at time of registration. 815-838-3621, ext. 0. Open houses are offered on the following dates: •Feb.7:HighPointFriendshipCenter, 175 S. High Point Drive, Romeoville • Feb. 14: Richland Center, 2200 Lynwood, Crest Hill • Feb. 21: Meader House, 1826 S. Jefferson St., Lockport • Feb. 28: Central Square, 222 E. 9th St., Lockport • March 7: Richland Fieldhouse, 1919 W. Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill Business After Hours. The Will County Business Networking Association will host a free Business After Hours. Networking will begin at 5 pm and a 15-minute special presentation starting at 6 p.m. of If You Chase Two Rabbits, Both Will Escape: Identifying Your Target Audience by Garry Polodna, Owner of the SOAR Creative Group. 5 to 7 p.m.; Charley Horse restaurant, 901 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox;

FEBRUARY 8 Special Family Fun Nights. 6 to 8 p.m., Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Enjoy fun and games at the pool with your family. General admission applies. For more information, visit www. or call 815838-3621, ext. 0. Joliet Public Library Skate Night at Inwood Ice Arena. Provena Saint Joseph Inwood Ice Arena, 3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, will host a JPL Skate Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cardholders who show their library card will receive $1 off public skate admission during that time. Admission does not include skate rental. Visit for public skate fees. The Joliet Public Library will also be on site the night of the event to issue library cards. Guests interested in signing up for library cards should bring a current government issued photo ID that verifies their name, and one printed form of identification that verifies their current address. Visit for more information on getting a library card.

FEBRUARY 10 Figuratively Speaking: John Lustig, Director of the ISM

Lockport Gallery. Mr. Lustig will focus on the portrayal of the human figure in society through the art created during The Great Depression under the Federal Artist Project. Free admission. The progam is part of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery’s Sunday Series of programs which accompany the current exhibition Figurism:Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art from the Illinois State Museum Collection.  Reservations are not required to attend, though seating is limited. He will also consider the relationship of art to the viewer and the American consciousness as well as the relevance of the art to the cultural bias of contemporary society. 2 p.m.;  Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Norton Building, 201 W. 10th St., Lockport; 815-838-7400; lockport

FEBRUARY 14 Spend Valentine’s Day with Bobby Vinton. Lockport Township Park District will host a trip to the Paramount Theater in Aurora from 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Transportation departs at Prairie Bluff Golf Course, 19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill. Spend Valentine’s Day with a true legend in the music industry, and enjoy lunch at Two Brother’s Roundhouse. Fees: $106/ resident; $116/non-resident. For more information, call 815-8381183, ext. 207 or visit www. Magic Class. 4 to 4:55 p.m., Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St., Lockport. Lockport Township Park District is offering a Magic Class for ages 5 to 13. Kids learn amazing tricks and receive a magic kit to take home. Fee: $20 resident/$30 non-resident. For more information, visit www. or call 815838-3621, ext. 0

FEBRUARY 15 Family Services & Dairy Potlucks. Joliet Jewish Congregation’s monthly Potluck will take place on Friday,February

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL FEBRUARY 6, 2013 15th at 6:00PM, with services following at 7:00PM. Please call the office with your RSVP and what dish you plan to bring. We always have a great time and the children enjoy taking part in services with Rabbi Rubovits; 815-741-4600. Beginning Couples Dance. The Lockport Township Park District is offering Beginning Couples Dance at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport for ages 14 years and older from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 15 through March 22. Experience the waltz, foxtrot, the rumba, cha cha, tango and even some rock’n roll. Fees: $70/ resident and non-resident. For more information, visit www. or call 815838-3621, ext. 0 Family Services & Dairy Potlucks: Joliet Jewish Congregation’s monthly Potluck will take place at 6 p.m., with services following at 7 p.m., at 250 N. Midland Ave. Call the office with your RSVP and what dish you plan to bring. We always have a great time and the children enjoy taking part in services with Rabbi Rubovits, 815-741-4600. www.

FEBRUARY 16 Party with a game night. Joliet Jewish Congregation will have a game night for the adults. More details will follow as the date nears, so please call the office for additional info or check our web site; 815-741-4600. www.jolietjewishcongregation. com Is My Marketing Being Notice By The Right People? 9 to 11 a.m., Shorewood Village Hall Board Room, 1 Towne Center Blvd. Meeting is free and open to the public. Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce members and Shorewood area businesses are encouraged to attend. Registration required. Contact Denise Schmidt at the Chamber at 815-725-2900. Presented in partnership with Illinois Small


Business Development Center, State Comptroller’s POWER Program, and SCORE.

FEBRUARY 17 Bridal Expo. Noon to 4 p.m., Ellis House and Equestrian Center’s, 13986 McKanna Road, Minooka. From food to flowers, limousines to honeymoons, brides will find a wide range of wedding merchants eager to please a variety of tastes and budgets. Admission is free, but registration is appreciated. For more information, contact Tina Villarreal ay 630-552-5253, and



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.

Joliet Aaron P. Pointer, 43, 833 N. Hickory St., was arrested at 2:25 a.m. Jan. 24 at 412 N. Hickory St. for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Cannabis. Angeline J. Perez, 58, 608 Kungs Way, was arrested at 3:28 p.m. Jan. 24 at 1401 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. Keith A. Richards, 41, 247 Caterpillar Drive, was arrested at 2:08 p.m. Jan. 24 at that address on a Will County Warrant. Miguel A. Gonzalez, 20, 314 Harwood, was arrested at 6:26 p.m. Jan. 24 at that address on a Will County Warrant.

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Cesar Zavala, 23, 604 Oakview, was arrested at 11:03 p.m. Jan. 24 at Jackson and Eastern for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. He also was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon and Possession of Ammo by a Felon. Daniel Zavala, 25, 663 ABE, was arrested at 11:03 p.m. at Jackson and Eastern for Possession of Cannabis. Victoria Zavala Jr., 22, 663 Abe, was arrested Jan. 24 for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon,No FOID andAggravated Flee/Elude. DeAngelo C. Williams, 24, 137 Lilac, Bolingbrook, was arrested at midnight Jan. 24 at 301 N. Bluff St. for Domestic Battery and Interfering W/Reporting D.V. He also was charged on an Out Of Town Warrant. Juan M. Nino, 44, 1207 Clement, was arrested at 2:12 a.m. Jan. 24 at Ottawa and Cass for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Frank A. Calabrese, 40, 317 S. Joliet St., was arrested at 11:35 a.m. Jan. 24 at that address for Disorderly Conduct.

Miguel A. Quintero, 35, 2702 Joe Adler Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 1:46 p.m. Jan. 25 at Caton Farm and Delia on a Will County Warrant.

David G. Cavada, 23, 114 Terry Ellen, New Lenox, was arrested at 4:01 a.m. Jan. 24 at 1600 N. Larkin for Possession OF CANNABIS and Possession OF DRUG EQUIPMENT.

Robert J. Skinner, 49, 16232 Rosemarie Lane, Lockport, was arrested at 1:58 p.m. Jan. 25 at 845 N. Larkin Ave. for Delivery of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Steven J. Schroll, 27, 100 Redwood, Elwood, was arrested at 2:23 a.m. Jan. 24 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft.

Yolanda L.Brown,36,127 Arizona, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at 123 Logan for Aggravated Domestic Battery.

Sy L. Glenn, 35, 2210 Brookwood Court, was arrested at 11:46 p.m. Jan. 24 at 386 S. Water St. on an Out Of Town Warrant.

Bridget C. Dezee, 33, 318 Park Drive, was arrested at 12:31 p.m. Jan. 25 at 1590 N. Larkin Ave. for Retail Theft and Battery.

A 16-year-old was arrested at 10 p.m. Jan. 24 at 914 Parkwood for Residential Burglary. Another 16-yearold also was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of Ammo w/out FOID. A 14-yearold was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of Ammo w/out FOID, No FOID and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

Jacob Z. Crockett, 22, 419 Mohawk, was arrested at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 25 in the 1300 block of Cass Street on an Out Of Town Warrant.

at 3:26 p.m. Jan. 25 at 2524 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. Willard W. May, 34, 2110 Belmont Ave.,was arrested at 3:32 p.m.Jan. 25 at Desplaines and Washington for Possession OF a Controlled Substance W/Intent to deliver. Christopher J. Crosby, 22, 404 Herkimer, was arrested at 11:24 p.m. Jan. 25 at 950 Surrey Court on a Will County Warrant. He also was arrested for Aggravated Assault. Kevin L. Hart, 34, 404 Herkimer, was arrested at 11 p.m. at that address for Domestic Battery. Kenneth S. Benson, 38, 22360 S. Knyghtwood Drive, Shorewood, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Jan. 25 at 832 Plainfield Road for Battery. Leon Franchini, 31, 818 Nicholson, was arrested at 10:28 p.m. Jan. 25 at 10 Jackson St. for Aggravated DUI. Lisa D. Neal, 40, 111 Edison Road, was arrested at 9:38 p.m. Jan. 26 at Larkin and Theodore on a Will County Warrant. Devontae L. Watkins, 22, 526 Desplaines, was arrested at 5:23 p.m. Jan. 26 at 333 Madison on a Will County Warrant. Samantha A. Saad, 24, 25110 W. Sandbank Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. Jan. 26 at 2701 Plainfield Road for an Out of Town Warrant. Iban Pantoja, 22, 1309 Quail Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 9:52 a.m. Jan. 26 at that address on a Will County Warrant, as well as Possession of Cannabis. Tina M. Kalter, 34, 2110 Providence Way, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Jan. 26 at 104 N. Center for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass to Land, Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Angel J. Garcia, 34, 674 N. Broadway, Was Arrested At 10:18 A.M. Jan. 25 At Marble And Broadway For Negligent Control Of An Animal.

Lavelle L. Watts Jr., 32, 1604 E. Washington St. was arrested at 6:17 p.m. Jan. 26 at 337 N. Center for Domestic Battery. Mildred A. Hawkins, 28, 1534 Englewood, was arrested at 6:45 p.m. at that address for Domestic Battery.

Patrick J. Kapinus, 44, 5840 Prairie, Morris, was arrested

Eric R. Pechous, 18, 6123 Pheasant Ridge, Plainfield, was

arrested at 2:26 a.m. Jan. 26 at Joe Adler and Irma Harvey, for Criminal Damage to Property. Newell A. Broadway, 21, 911 Plaintain Drive, was arrested at 2:38 a.m. Jan. 26 in the 2600 block of Joe Adler for possession of Drug Equipment. Nicholas C. Martinez, 22, 5904 Alpine Way, Plainfield, also was arrested for possession OF a Controlled Substance. Brandon M. McDaniel, 28, 16945 S. Lily Cache Road, Plainfield, was arrested at 5:20 p.m. Jan. 26 at 3100 Plainfield Road for Retail Theft. Marlon C. Crosby Jr., 20, 825 W. Jefferson, was arrested at 4:25 a.m. Jan. 26 at Jefferson and Prairie on a Will County Warrant. Scott A. Johnson, 42, 601 Garnsey Ave., was arrested at 11:27 p.m. Jan.26 at that address for Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing a Police Officer. Marek Kamienski, 35, 7835 Normandy Ave., Burbank, was arrested at 3:10 a.m. Jan. 26 at 1507 N. Raynor for Battery and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Simon M. Diaz-DeLeon Jr., 24, 617 N. Hickory, was arrested at 13:39 a.m. Jan. 26 at that address for Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery. Terrence L. Minor, 57, 1813 N. Broadway, Crest Hill was arrested at 9:47 a.m. Jan. 27 at Taylor and Raynor for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Gerardo Buenrostro, 50, 755 Randal Road,Aurora, was arrested at 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at 1310 John for Retail Theft. Gary Reece Jr., 22, 1417 Cumberland Drive, was arrested at 4:16 p.m. Jan. 27 at 150 W. Washington St. on an Out Of Town Warrant. Larry D. Martin, 56, 6827 Longmeadow, Hanover Park, was arrested at 2:43 p.m. Jan. 27 at 151 N. Joliet St. on an Out Of Town Warrant. Matthew T. Cothard, 30, 12824 Woodland Drive, Homer Glen, was arrested at 10:44 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bruce and Collins on a Will County Warrant and an out Of Town Warrant.

Duschaun L. Neal, 38, 306 Walnut, was arrested at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at 306 Walnut for Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery and four counts of Violating an Order of Protection. Derick E. Woods, 35, 1400 Pioneer Road, Crest Hill, was arrested at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 1800 block of Ingalls Avenue for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance and on a Will County Warrant. Also arrested was Katrell T. Graham, 25, 1511 Pioneer Road, Crest Hill, On A Will County Warrant and , Possession of Cannabis. A 16-year-old was arrested at 5:26 p.m. Jan. 28 at 150 W.Washington St. on a Will County Warrant. A 16-year-old was arrested at 5:30 p.m. at 1226 Gage Court for Domestic Battery. Mark A. Pierce, 24, 6 Bradford Road, was arrested at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 28 at 202 Comstock on a Will County Warrant. Jose P. Soto, 38, 9807 W. 57th St., LaGrange, was arrested at 1:59 p.m. Jan. 29 at Plainfield and Voyager for Possession OF a Controlled Substance W/ Intent to Deliver. Francisco J. Rojas, 39, 1028 Elizabeth, was arrested at 6:01 a.m. Jan. 29 at that address for Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of Ammo by a Felon and Possession of Cannabis. Efrain A. Zaragoza-Arroyo, 34, 414 Ohio, at 11:43 a.m. Jan. 29 at that address For Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Daniel A. Mathes, 64, 723 E. Washington, was arrested at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 29 at that address for Domestic Battery. Jorge Gil, 33, 407 Liberty, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at 1811 Burry Circle on a complaint warrant for Unlawful Delivery of A controlled Substance and Unlawful Delivery of Cannabis. Christopher R. Salazar, 37, 1811 Burry Circle, Crest Hill, was arrested at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 29 at that address on a complaint warrant for Unlawful Delivery OF a Controlled Substance.

ForuM Letter to the Editor Support single-payer health care plan Dear Editor I congratulate Sen. Kirk on his recovery from a severe stroke. My sister, Billie Irene Brendel, was hit by a drunk driver at 6 a.m. on a stretch of Ogden Ave near Sandwich.The person who did this got a three year sentence (DUI) and I am sure is probably free by now to live the rest of his life any way he chooses, he was not ordered to pay any sort of restitution at the time of conviction, while my sister is stuck in a wheelchair in a body that no longer functions. Had my sister had the same opportunities afforded to Sen. Kirk as a member of congress I know that she would be better off today. She is limited to 10 physical therapy visits per year as a Medicaid patient, not nearly enough to keep her body from the atrophy that she continues to battle. She was discharged twice from same Rehab Institute that he had access to because as a Medicaid patient she had to make progress quickly or be evicted, unfortunately for our family she didn’t progress as quickly as they demanded. He is financially far better off than the average Illinois citizen, and even

though he had what is considered excellent employer-sponsored health insurance, he had to dip into his savings and his retirement fund to pay out of pocket costs for care. I appreciate his promise to do something to help Illinois Medicaid enrollees who suffer strokes and who are not allowed the rehabilitation services he received. But we should also consider also people with Medicare who face prohibitive co-pays or caps on therapy sessions; workers. One reform, and one only, will serve these people and the millions of others who suffer premature death, permanent disability, homelessness, bankruptcy, and other ills because the U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world to rely on the for-profit health insurance industry for our health system financing. I hope that he will join his colleagues in the House and Senate who support a single-payer health care system for the United States and work for passage of HR 676, or S915/HR 1200. He has told stroke patients to not give up; I hope that all American’s will not give up. That they join me to fight until every person in the U.S. has access to all necessary health care Jackie Traynere Will County Board member

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Lewis hosts talk on social justice in schools Christine Sleeter will speak at 6 p.m.Thursday, Feb.14, in the Lewis University Dining Room on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Her talk will focus on how to promote social justice teaching and learning in K-20 schools. A published author, avid researcher and dedicated teacher, Sleeter is professor emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University and former president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. She is a former a high school learning disabilities teacher and university faculty member. Her research focuses on antiracist multicultural education and teacher education.

JTHS students place high on AP exam Joliet Township High School recently recognized 95 students

for achieving success on the College Board Advanced Placement exams.These students received a score of three or higher on one or more AP exams. The school offers a variety of Advanced Placement course sand is one of 365 school districts in the nation recognized by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List. This is the second consecutive year that JTHS has earned this honor. The following students were recognized from Joliet Central High School: Nicholas Boyd, Elliot Cobb, Nicholas Coughenour, Chloe Erb, Autumn Frykholm, Matthew Hall, Skyeler Henderson, Luis Jaime, Eric Lindstrom, Jaclyn Long, Caitlin Magruder, Aerionna Martin, Ashley Miller, Kayla Moran, Ryan Morgan, Enrique Ramirez, Shawn Roberts,Thomas Robinson, Gian Villagomez, and Jacob Wagner.     The following students were recognized from Joliet West High School: Amber R. Allison,

Schools Ambrielle Barker, Rebecca Blankenship, Christian A. Bottia, Alana R. Bravo, Kaitlyn M. Brick, Clifton M. Butler, Bayley Clausen, Deanna M. Deenihan, Crystal Delgado, Anna J. Deneut, Ricardo A. Diaz,Thomas D. Eklund, Jovanny Gallarzo, Jessica Garcia, Guillermo Grimaldo, Cesar Guerrero, Amber C. Halaska, Mariana Hernandez, Megan Hickey, Omar Huitron, Joshua In, Amanda N. Jurasits, Gregory Kobliska, Jessica M. Kowalczyk, Elyssa Krmpotich, Zachary T. Manos, Erin McDonough, Molly A. McEvilly, Patrick J. McGinty, Jeffrey A. Meyer, Zachary A. Mikuska, Audrey R. Miller, Matthew C. Molo, Marti Neighbors, Ashlyn C. O’Brien, Maximilian F. Orihuela, Myra Perez-Hernandez,Taylor E. Price, Eliya J. Prieboy, Carlie A. Rambo, Matthew J. Rees, Maggie A. Risher, Stephanie M. Rodriguez, Laith Sarhan, Caitlin T. Shea, Lucas Stefanski, Isaac J. Taylor, Beatriz Vega, Gianna R. Vegetabile, Felicia M. Warren, Jenna M. Wendt, Destiny T. Williams, Jessica M. Zambrano,

Franchesca Alejo, Rafael A. Alejo, Dylan J. Baker, Monika K. Evdokimova, Stevie GuzmanAlipio, Caitlyn G. Hinkle, Julia Liceaga, Greta McGuire, Melanie M. Morrissette, Rachael I. Nevsimal, Jamie E. Nies, Charles I. Njoroge, Felix Ortiz, Alex Paramo, Gabriel Perez, Carlos Salas, Brae A. Salazar, Laura V. Schultz, Andrew Thongsavath, and Taylor A. Vabales

Salazar competes GED Plus Program Pvt. Anastacio Salazar of Joliet recently completed the GED Plus Program Jan. 25 at the National Guard Professional Education Center at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. The GED Plus is a special enlistment program designed for new recruits without a GED or high school diploma to get a second chance to complete their education needs and enlist into the Army National Guard. Salazar will assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 178th Infantry Regiment in Chicago.

Richland announces students of the month Richland Junior High School, along with the Crest Hill Lions Club, has named the following as students of the month for December: Fifth grade, Devin Cronin; sixth grade, Andrew Songmouang; seventh grade, Destiny Davis, eighth grade, Shelby Nelson.

JTHS announces students of the month The Joliet Central High School Students of the Month for February are Juana Alvarado, Kiwanis Club; Alejandro Marchan, Rotary Club; and Michelle Ringo, Lions Club. The Joliet West High School Students of the Month for February are Marti Neighbors, Kiwanis Club; Hailey Peterbok, Rotary Club; and Rebecca Blankenship, Lions Club. Joliet Township High School Students of the Month must be a senior in high school.Teachers nominate students based upon character, citizenship, dependability and maturity.The final selection is then based on the student’s resume and

academic performance.

Hufford students recognized The following Hufford Junior High students who were recognized during the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors Meeting in January: Find the Gift Awards: Joel Aceves, David Cammack, Jessica Cherrington, Monica Cherrington, Michaela Cupp, Nicholas Flores, Vanessa Flores, Daniel Garcia, Eric Littrell, Alex Lopez, ShyAnn Mack, Dallas McGaughy, Chloe Miller, Jeremy Overcash, Shayla Robinson, Adam Rociles, Alexis Thurman, Jenna Turner. Peace Builder Awards: Victoria Alvarado, Crystal Andrade, Ariela Banda, Jake Ciszek, Pablo Enriguez,Tamira Harris, Elgin Hodges, Alejandro Jimenez, Geraldine Jiminez, Maya Kumar, Morgan Lee, Carlos Lopez, Morgan McCarroll, Adrian Reynoso, Jose Rodriguez, Issac Romo, Jashui Zarate.

Touch a Truck at the Joliet Park District The Joliet Park District will host a Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Park Districtís Multi-Purpose Center parking lot, 3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Children can climb, sit and play on a variety of trucks.There will be indoor and outdoor activities at this free event, including Zoo for You Petting Zoo and Shred-X.This event is sponsored by DíArcy Motors. If you have a truck you would like to show off at this event, call 815-741-7275, and ask for Karen Cooper.

DiBenardo ranked third amoung Will Co. agents Linda DiBenardo, a broker associate with RE/MAX Impact, 900 S. State St., Lockport, recently was named the number three agent in Will County for 2012 by Chicago Agent magazine, the leading local publication covering the residential real estate business.This is the second year in a row DiBenardo had been in the top 20 agents of Will County. DiBenardo has been with RE/MAX since 1992 and holds the RE/MAX Hall of Fame designation.

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39 They’re sometimes special 40 Approval from a shocked Scot? 42 “Fake is as old as the __ tree”: Welles 43 It has some smart Alecs 44 “Full House” co-star 47 Place to get bogged down 50 Approval from a sushi chef at the lunch counter? 55 Rough talk 56 Indira’s son 57 50-and-up group 58 Concerning 59 Encourage none too gently 60 Nursery rhyme tub assembly, e.g. 61 Sharpen 62 Rutabaga, for one 63 Squeezed (out)

1 Chiromancer’s reading material 2 Like the northern Lesser Antilles, visà-vis the Windward Islands 3 Sporty two-seaters 4 Sugar plant 5 Carved sardonyx 6 Bright-eyed 7 Smoothie ingredient 8 Conquistador’s chest 9 Tender cut 10 Margarita choice 11 __ acid 12 It might be caliente 13 “Catch-22” actor 21 “Africa” band 22 Morales in movies 25 Name of four Holy Roman emperors 26 Rough waters 27 Source of milk for chèvre 28 Sierra Club’s first president 30 Third-oldest U.S. university 31 Yemen’s chief port

32 Corp.-partnership hybrid 33 One garnering lots of interest 34 Chaps 35 Cruising 38 Support for a Salchow 40 Ron Howard send-up of reality shows 41 Apple on a desk 42 Sniggling gear 44 Frozen margarita insert 45 Teeming (with) 46 Chansons de __: medieval French poems 47 Dead end, workwise 48 Drab color 49 Rootless sort 51 Aforetime 52 Mount Ka’ala is its highest peak 53 R&B singer India.__ 54 Touch or shuffle


H o ro s c o p e s You can’t hit the ball every time at bat. There is always someone keeping score and adding up the averages. In the week to come, don’t get out of sorts just because your performance is being scrutinized.

Respect and trust are the two easiest things to lose and the hardest things to get back. In the upcoming week, make an extra effort to remain ethical especially when it is just a case of “business as usual.”

Remember to honor the golden rule. In the upcoming week, treat others with the same respect and consideration you would like in return. Get bills paid today to avoid mix-ups later in the week.

Being generous attracts prosperity. Sound business practices of the past may reward you in the present. It is a fine week for smart financial maneuvering or to make your mark at community gatherings.

You mean business. Start the week off right by attending to your personal affairs with the same level of skill and serious attention to detail you would provide to an employer. Pay attention to your finances.

All for one, and one for all. People will be more reasonable and willing to look optimistically at any plan on the table if everyone benefits. In the week ahead, be sure to include all members of a group.

Tune up your instrument before a performance. Since “practice makes perfect,” don’t be surprised if someone critiques your presentation or demands that you try just a little harder in the week ahead.

You will never become poor by giving. In the week to come, don’t be stingy about giving to charities, giving of yourself or giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Accept invitations to group functions.

You can never be too rich or too thin. Start to watch your diet this week. Recent overindulgences may make you feel guilty or awkward. Make sensible changes and deny yourself a treat.

Rather than mixing business with pleasure, business can be a pleasure. Your financial acumen gets high marks. Be sure that whatever you endorse holds benefits for everyone in the week ahead.

Keep a rabbit’s foot handy. A positive outlook and faith in your fellow man could be rewarded with good fortune this week. It is the deeds and not the intentions that make the world go around.

Flipping a coin and choosing heads or tails is not the solution. Everything will become clear in the week ahead and you will be able to act from moral certainty rather than trusting to dumb luck.


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INSIDE: Lockport and Minooka girls bowlers head to state, page 12; Refs need to get up to speed with girls game, page 13



Playoffs looming for locals By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

With the playoffs looming, coaches are out in droves scouting would-be post season opponents. Luckily for Ed Schodrof and the JCA coaches, they were able to scout from the bench Saturday, as JCA hosted Bishop McNamara, the team they will most likely see in the first game of the Class 3A Peotone Sectional. The Angels are the No. 1 seed and favorites in the Coal City Regional and the Irish are the top seed in the Manteno Regional, making the two a likely match up for the sectional opener. If that is the case, Saturday’s game bodes well for JCA (22-4, 8-2), who won 61-43. The challenge for JCA if the teams do meet again is to not get over confident because of the big win. “We have to be humble and know that any team can beat any on any given day,” said senior Trayvona McClain. Schodrof preaches that to the team. “I don’t think there is anything to be arrogant about,” he said. “We didn’t play our best game today. We didn’t come out hard in the first half. Schodrof expects a hard fought game if the two meet again.

“If we should meet, it will come down to whoever plays better,” he said. “Sure, you don’t want show your secrets, but by sectional time teams have seen you play and there are not many secrets.” For JCA, there are not many secrets anyway, as their tandem of scorers lit it up Saturday. Jasmine Lumpkin scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Freshman Nicole Ekhomu added 23 points for the Angels. Whoever makes it into the sectional final would have a tough matchup with either Hillcrest or Morgan Park, two of the state’s top teams. “It is nice to have a chance,” Schodrof said.“Unlike past years, we are in the discussion of teams that have a shot and that is all we want. Now, we have to go out and prove it.” But, they need to get there first. JCA opens play on Feb. 12 against the winner of No. 4 Providence and No. 5 Morris. From there, it would be the winner of No. 2 Coal City and No.5 Morris. “We don’t look past anyone,” Schodrof said. “We are not an arrogant team. We respect all opponents, but don’t fear any.” See PLAYOFFS, page 16

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

JCA freshman Nicole Ekhomu had 23 points against Bishop McNamara Saturday.




DeJa Vu: Porters, Indians off to state By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Lockport and Minooka are headed to state after taking first and second, respectively, at the Rich East Invite Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lakewood Bowl in Richton Park. No, that isn’t a misprint from two weeks ago when the same thing happened in the boys’ sectional. The Porter girls, like the boys, led nearly throughout, finishing with a 6,068 total. They were fueled by a second game 1,168, which put them into the lead for the rest of the day. “It was a big pick-me-up kind of thing,” Lockport’s Ashley Hostert said. ‘We kind of struggled in the first game, so coming back with that was perfect. That was able to give us a little cushion and we were able to pull through.” “We know we can shoot big numbers like that,” Lockport’s Bri Zabierek said.“We had a slow start, but it picked up from there and was really exciting. The past three years we got third, so we had to stay on it. It made it worth

it.” After a three-year state drought, the Porters are headed back to state, which begins Friday, Feb. 8 at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. The top 12 teams and 30 individuals not on those teams advance to Saturday’s finals. “I wish words could explain how excited we are,” Zabierek said. “Last year, compared to this year, is like a whole new team.We have such great team chemistry.” “It feels really great,” Hostert said.“We worked pretty hard.As a team we worked so hard to come here and to make it as a team is amazing.” The last time the Porters were at state, they brought home the state trophy. After the boys did it Jan. 26 in O’Fallon, the girls hope to do the same. “It is a lot of motivation,”Hostert said. “It is friendly competition and we hope to match them. We want to win state. We have to stick together as a team and make our spares.” Zabierek finished second individually with a 1,312 total and has the lone state experience

on the team after making it as an individual last year. “Going through it once, I was really nervous down there last year,” she said. “Now I have a whole new mental attitude. I’m going to try to lead for them and be consistent.” Hostert had a 1,251, Nicole Troha rolled a 1,220, Megan Szczepanski had a 1,168 and Allyson Ware added a 1,117. “I was really nervous,” Hostert said.“I knew no matter what I did my team would be there to help me out. I just wanted to help my team out.” While Lockport cruised to state, there was a lot more tension for the Indians. With the top two teams advancing, they sat in third place most of the day and the entire afternoon. They headed into the final game 78 pins behind Joliet West. Even though they didn’t light up the lanes, Minooka didn’t quit and grinded out a 921, which put it in second place with a 5,831 total, eight pins ahead of Joliet See STATE, page 16

Scott Taylor/Bugle Staff

Ashley Hostert and the Lockport bowlers are headed to state.


Time for refs to get with the game I have always been a die-hard sports fan, so soon after my ability to play the game failed me and before my job to write about it started, I spent years officiating the games I love. Baseball was, and is, my first love and I have umpired the longest and at the highest levels of any sports I have done, but basketball is second. I only tell you this, because my background as an official plays into the way I watch a game as a fan or a reporter. I know my share about positioning and hustle and when an official has control of a game or not. All that being said, I began to notice a trend about a year or two ago and this year it is the worst it has been. When it comes to girls basketball, the game has past by most of those officiating it. What do I mean by this? Well, girls basketball was once a slow, fundamental based, half

court style of basketball that didn’t require officials to break a sweat going up and down the floor. Now, that has all changed. The girls game – at some levels – has caught up with the guys game in terms of pace and athleticism. I see officials all the time that simply cannot keep up with the girl as she goes for a fast break layup, so that leaves the offensive and defensive player at the rim with the ref lagging behind at the foul line trying to make a call. We are blessed in this area to have talented teams like JCA, Romeoville and Plainfield East that have the talent and skill to play an up-tempo game and I have watched officials blow calls in all of their games this season because of it. But one game in particular last week forced me to finally hit the keyboard on this subject. The second match-up of the year between Bolingbrook and Homewood-Flossmoor, two of the area’s more athletic girls basketball teams, saw several blown calls – all because the game moved too fast for the officials. On several occasions, girls were called for a travel when they

caught the ball and set their feet for a shot – a move often used in the guys game with no penalty. Same with girls using a jump stop in the lane on the way up for a layup. Officials allow this move in the guys game, but not in the girls. Why is that? I have only two reasons I can think of. One is because officials go into guys games under the assumption that the players are athletic enough to properly execute these moves without being in violation of the rules.When officials see the girls, they assume the opposite and don’t give them that benefit of the doubt. Either that, or the officials that assignors put on girls games are just really bad and need to be officiating below the varsity level. For years, the girls game has been a place aging officials have been sent to die. I am going to assume it’s the first one and these officials simply need to come to the conclusion that many girls in today’s game are athletes. This is not the girls basketball See WIDE RIGHT, page 16







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BOYS Points per game Jean Pietrzak, Westmont Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Matt Mooney, Notre Dame Nick Norton, Downers North Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook David McCoy, Niles West Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North John Solari, Maine South Ryan Peter, JCA

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Jordan Cannon, Downers South Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Darrin Myers, Minooka Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Alonzo Garrett, Plainfield South Duante Stephens, Notre Dame Robert Mara, Downers South Corey Evers, Plainfield South David Robinson, Lockport Jake Hogen, Minooka Marcus Fair, Plainfield North Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central Joe Younan, Niles West Carl Terrell, Joliet West Miles Snowden, Plainfield South

Stats based on coach submissions. Don’t see yours? Send to 12.2 12.1 12.0 11.9 11.4 11.0 10.9 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1

Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame 10.0 Justin Halloran, Notre Dame 10.0 Brandon McCullum, Joliet West 9.8 Frank Dounis, Maine South 9.6 Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook 9.3 Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central 9.2 Rebounds per game Robert Mara, Downers South 10.6 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook 9.7 Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central 9.0 Jean Pertrzak, Westmont 8.9 Eddie Serrano, Notre Dame 8.0 Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central 7.8 Ryan Peter, JCA 7.4 David McCoy, Niles West 6.7 Josh Smith, Plainfield East 6.5 David Robinson, Lockport 6.4 Corey Evak, Plainfield North 6.4 John Solari, Maine South 6.3 Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West 6.1 Andre Hardy, Joliet West 6.0 Matt Mooney, Notre Dame 6.0 Brandon McCullum, Joliet West 5.9 Mohammad Qureshi, Niles West 5.7 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North 5.6 Kevin Fervil, Plainfield East 5.3 Assists Caleb Demarigny, Maine South 89 Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame 85 Donte Stephenson, Notre Dame 85 Frank Dounis, Maine South 80 Kris Pierce, Westmont 74 Christian Diaz, Romeoville 68 Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central 68 Danny Spinuzza, Downers South 66 Marcus Fair, Plainfield North 57 C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook 53 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook 52 Danny Quinn, Maine South 51 Ahmad Gibson, Niles West 50 Steals Donte Stephenson, Notre Dame 67 Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame 51 Kris Pierce, Westmont 35 Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook 35 C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook 33 Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West 33 Danny Spinuzza, Downers South 32 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook 32 Brandon McCullum, Joliet West 32 Perry Jones, Minooka 31 Ryan Peter, JCA 31 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North 30 Tray Simmons, Downers South 30 Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central 30

Field Goal % Miles Snowden, Plainfield South Shawn Goff, Plainfield South Romeo Magliore, Niles West John Solari, Maine South Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Joe Younan, Niles West George Sargeant, Maine South Nick Norton, Downers North Justin Windt, Plainfield Central Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook Danny Quinn, Maine South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Free throw % Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Keith Craig, JCA Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Mitch Young, Plainfield Central Jimmy Moon, Romeoville Jaylon Richardson, Romeoville Ryan Modiest, Joliet West Rinas Barsketis, Downers North Derrick Lockhart, Lockport Perry Jones, Minooka David Robinson, Lockport Isiah Webster, Plainfield North Alonzo Garrett, Plainfield South Robert Mara, Downers South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Nick Norton, Downers North Romeo Magliore, Niles West LaRelle Brown, Downers South Alex Darville, Niles West Romeo Magliore, Niles West Corey Evers, Plainfield South Darrin Myers, Minooka Danny Spinuzza, Downers South 3-pointers Ryan Peter, JCA Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Jimmy Moon, Romeoville Ryan Modiest, Joliet West Jake Hogen, Minooka Joe Younan, Niles West Rashad Steele, Romeoville Alonzo Garrett, Plainfield South Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Jordan Cannon, Downers South Andrew Palucki, Maine South Marcus Fair, Plainfield North

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Mitch Young, Plainfield Central Jake Smith, Minooka Daniel Dwyer, Westmont Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Adam Holstine, Minooka Darrin Myers, Minooka Neal Tyrell, Minooka Carl Terrell, Joliet West Jalen Jackson, JCA Deivis Skirgalia, Downers North Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Corey Evers, Plainfield South Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central Shakar Washington, JCA

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GIRLS Points per game Liz Rehberger, Resurrection Carlie Corrigan, Plainfield North Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Kiera Currie, Romeoville Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Nikia Edom, Plainfield East Christen Prasse, Benet Jacqui Grant, Maine South Bernasia Fox, Joliet Central Sarah Costello, Downers North Faith Suggs, Plainfield East Emily Schramek, Benet Regan Carmichael, Maine South Larissa McLemen, Minooka Kaitlyn O’Boye, Plainfield North Naomi Mayes, Lockport Gabby Williams, Plainfield East Jaida Green, Downers North Emily Eshoo, Benet Angelica Osusky, Romeoville Abby Smith, Romeoville Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Anna Novak, Lockport Nina Maggio, Plainfield East Alyssa Ruehl, Resurrection Izzy GreenBlatt, Downers North Mackenzie Duffy, Maine South Brianna Harris, Romeoville Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection Nicole Pease, Plainfield Central Hailey Schoneman, Maine South Monica Barefield, Joliet West Molly Kleppin, Niles West Rebounds per game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Carlie Corrigan, Plainfield North Kiera Currie, Romeoville Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Aaliyah Stepney, Joliet West Gabby Williams, Plainfield East Jacqui Grant, Maine South Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Larissa McLemen, Minooka Sarah Costello, Downers North Faith Suggs, Plainfield East Peyton Winters, Downers North Taylor Weck, Plainfield North Julia Easter, Niles West Vicky Orasco, Joliet West Abby Smith, Romeoville Christen Prasse, Benet Bailee McDaniel, Plainfield Central Jenny Spychala, Resurrection Gina Ramirez, Joliet Central Jade Anthony, Plainfield Central Jenna Martin, Benet Nikia Edom, Plainfield East Assists Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection Abby Smith, Romeoville Sydney Lilly, Minooka Sarah Costello, Downers North Regan Carmichael, Maine South Angelica Osusky, Romeoville Christen Prasse, Benet

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Host of locals off to sectional By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

BOYS BOWLING 1. Lockport 2. Minooka 3. Romeoville 4. Plainfield Central 5. Bolingbrook 6. Plainfield North 7. Joliet West

GIRLS BOWLING 1. Lockport 2. Minooka 3. Joliet West 4. Plainfield East 5. Plainfield North 6. Plainfield South 7. Resurrection

BOYS BASKETBALL 1. Benet 2. Notre Dame 3. Maine South 4. Bolingbrook 5. Joliet West 6. Downers South 7. Joliet Central

GIRLS BASKETBALL 1. Bolingbrook 2. Maine South 3. Romeoville 4. JCA 5. Plainfield East 6. Benet 7. Downers South

WRESTLING 1. Lockport 2. Minooka 3. Plainfield Central 4. Downers North 5. Notre Dame 6. Downers South 7. Lisle Rankings are compiled by Mark Gregory and Scott Taylor.

A week after winning the SPC conference meet, Minooka claimed the Joliet Central Regional title with 188.5 points, bettering second placed BradleyBourbonnais, who had 156. Winning titles for the Indians were: Mike McNulty (138), Carson Oughton (145), Corbett Oughton (152)and EricVelazquez (220). Also advancing to the Moline Sectional will be K.J. Minor (106), Danny Ruettiger (132), Jeff Klank (160), Nathan Gunn (182) and Josh Bouie (195). Joliet West advanced Darvell Flag (106), Cory Winchell (120), Matt Robinson (138) and regional champion Jayvin Bandy (126).

Central had a pair of champs in Trayvon Zabala (120) and Sharod Wilson (182) and also advanced Drake BeBenedetti (126) and Stan Whiting (145). While they placed second in their own regional, Lockport sent a tournament-high eight wrestlers to the finals and received a trio of regional titles as Brian Rossi (113), Shayne Oster (120) and Dan Radcliffe (126) all won their weight classes. Joining them at the Moline Sectional Saturday will be Sean Augello (106), Dominic Naso (138), Vince Dietz (145), Tyler Johnson (182) and Luis Montoya (195), who all placed second in their classes. Anthony Cielinski (152) was third and also advanced.

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

Central’s Trayvon Zabala remained undefeated at regional.



WIDE RIGHT Continued from page 13 that they were brought up

STATE Continued from page 12 West, which had three opens in the 10th frame of the final game. “We wanted it so bad that we knew we had a chance,”Minooka’s Emily Koulis said.“We had to stick together and pick up our spares. We thought we would need way


watching and they have to be re-educated, re-trained or sent packing. I ask any reader to go out and watch players like Bolingbrook’s Kennedy Cattenhead or Aysia

Bugg, JCA’s Nicole Ekhomu or Jasmine Lumpkin or Plainfield East’s Faith Suggs and tell me they are not athletic enough to play the game on the same level as the guys.

The officials should be able to call it based on the rule – not their perception of if a girl can make that move or not. Either the officials that call the games or the assignors that

schedule them have to be held to blame for this – take your pick. Me, I blame both and call a double technical. Let’s get them all out and start over.

more than we did, so it was good that we still made it.” “At first we didn’t think there was any hope,but then we realized that this is some of our last year and we wanted to give it our all,” Minooka’s Danielle Grygiel said. “Coach (Frank Yudzentis) played a big part in it, too.At first he was really serious about things, but after a while in the last game he was more comical and made us more relaxed.” Last year the Indians dominated the sectional, they finished runner-up to Andrew at state, the team they beat for the sectional title.They hope this year they are

that team who saves their best for state. “Now we want to work harder,” Grygiel said. “We barely made it to state, so now we want to give it everything we have. I think we have some good karma now and the past couple weeks we have gotten a lot closer as a team.” “It’s going to be tough,” Koulis said. “We’re just looking to win. We’re aiming for first, for sure.” Koulis rolled a 1,234, Grygiel shot a 1,197, Allyson Lakota had a 1,156 and Allison Warwick shot a 1,128. While the Tigers just missed out on qualifying for state as a

team, they did get an individual in freshman Taylor Bailey. Bailey is one of the six at-large bowlers across the state, finishing seven pins behind the second individual qualifier at the sectional with a 1,279. “It was really surprising,” Bailey said.“I didn’t know I was in such a good place. I didn’t think I was going to state, and then there was the at-large qualifiers and I was. It was pretty emotional. I was just sitting (afterwards) waiting for the other results to come in.” As a freshman, Bailey hopes to be able to make it to the second day, but wishes she could do so

with her teammates. “My goal is to make it to Saturday,” she said. “If not, it’s ok because I’m only a freshman. I want to represent my team and school well. “I’d rather be with my team because we were so close to getting there. Eight pins is so close, we really feel we should be there.” Julianne Kowalski, who was fourth in the state last year, finished with a 1,237,Alyssa Plese had a 1,186 and Angela Palomar rolled a 1,119. Joliet Central shot a 5,004.


off in the playoff opener, as sectional seed No. 15 Lockport faces No. 18 Joliet Central in the first game of the Metea Valley Regional, Mon., Feb. 11 The winner would face No. 2 Neuqua Valley. In the Yorkville Regional No.

17 Joliet West opens with No. 16 Plainfield North at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. The winner facing No. 1 Bolingbrook at 6 p.m. the next day. In the Bradley-Bourbonnais Regional, Minooka also has a play-in game.

The Indians are the No. 4 seed in the regional and face No. 5 Normal Community at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. The winner would face regional top seed Normal Community West at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

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CLASS 4A A pair of local teams will face





McNellis three sends South past North By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

As in any cross-town rivalry, records and rosters can be thrown out,strategies put on hold,because when teams and players know each other as well as the Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South players do – the game is going to be a dogfight. And that held true Saturday night as South, who had been down all game, won 42-39 on a Scott McNellis NBA range threepointer at the buzzer. “I am proud of the whole atmosphere,” said Downers Grove South coach Jay Baum, who was presented a plaque before the game. Baum is retiring after the school year. “Their coaches did a great job and we are all friends and the kids all played travel basketball together and they know each other. They are a good team and we are a good team, we are both probably a little better than our records. Hats off to the whole community for coming out. It was a great basketball game. It was a fantastic program win.” While North led most of the game, the Mustangs made a push late and took a two-point lead on a Danny Spinuzza threepointer that was erased on a pair of Myles Farley free throws with 1:38 left in the game. Following the foul shots, Baum decided to play for the last shot. “I trust Danny unequivocally to make good decisions and find the right guy,” Baum said. “The reason I didn’t call timeout is that I didn’t want them to change their defense.” Spinuzza ended up with the ball inside 15 seconds to play and looked for a shot. “Danny gave me a really good pass,”said McNellis. who buried his shot from well beyond the 3-point line.“Danny gave it to me right at the top of the key and right in my (shooting) pocket. I was looking for the high-w, so I was looking for Robert (Mara) cutting to the hoop, but it wasn’t there.” So McNellis popped the shot from the right wing and set off bedlam as South’s sizable student

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

Danny Spinuzza and Downers South edged Downers North 42-39.

section stormed the court. “It’s a good way to finish off my career against Downers North. “He gave it to me right at the top of the key right in my pocket and it was easy from there. We were looking for the high low with Rob (Mara) coming up, but there was less time than we thought, so I put it up and you know the story from there.” The story was a sea of blueclad Mustang students swarmed the court and piled on the game’s hero. “It was a good way to finish my career against North as a senior,” McNellis said. “It was good to celebrate with all my teammates and having a lot of fans there. It was a really fun game. I was right in the middle of that big pile. I wish I could have got some of

my teammates in there, and they tried, there was just no getting through that big wall.” McNellis led the Mustangs

with 12 points, while Spinuzza added eight and Mara chipped in seven. Nick Norton paced the Trojans

with a game-high 13 points. Deivis Skirgaila and Garret Tierney added six points each.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK Nominees Scott McNellis, Downers South Game-winning 3-pointer

Last week’s results Marcus Fair Plainfield North

Matt Mooney Notre Dame

Carl Terrell Joliet West

Nicole Ekohmu JCA

Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East 17 pts, game-winning ft vs. PC Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA 24 points, 17 rebs vs. Mac Abby Smith, Romeoville 11 pts, 8 rebs, 8 assists vs. PN Go to to vote for your winner!

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Communication key to managing stupid people tricks Q. My organization has tripled the number of employees I supervise, and I’m exhausted with how many stupid mistakes they make. I make every effort to train them and yet they still manage to misunderstand nearly everything I say. How can I make the job to clear to them and not waste so much time with their mistakes? A. You can save time by making sure your verbal and written training is exhaustively


and clear. Consider the manufacturer’s safety warnings that state something like, “Warning: do not jump off a cliff with this product.” The manufacturers assume if they don’t consider every possible mistake, people could make they will get sued. You probably won’t get sued by a new employee but you will waste a lot of time and annoyance. Therefore, you want to state every single thing you can think

of that a new employee could do wrong and prevent it. Make a list of common mistakes that drive you crazy. Now make a thorough list of how employees can start out avoiding these behaviors. If you assume anything an employee can do wrong - and will do wrong - you’ll be better at supervising new people.Make sure you use every sensory modality. Some people learn by seeing, some by hearing, and some by doing. Make sure each employee has seen, heard and done what you want when training. Research indicates that most of us take at least three times to learn any

new skill. If you don’t want to show new employees a skill repeatedly, then assign other employees to mentor your new staff. The older employees get to refine their skills, you save time, and the new employee gets the repetition. Most of my clients tell me they never had any training on the practical daily realities of supervising human beings.People who make it into management are often quick to learn, highly responsible and ambitious. They assume everyone they hire is just like them. Expecting all new employees to be just like you is a recipe for misery.

Consider that your expectations about others at work may be the biggest source of your unhappiness with your job. If you expect (like the manufacturer’s safety warnings) that people will amaze you with the mistakes they are capable of making, you’ll be more prepared and less upset. Once you have rewritten and revised your training approach, run it by a few eighth graders you know. If it is simple enough to make perfect sense to your average eighth grader, keep it. If not, back to the drawing board to clarify and simplify.

How should divorced dad set up kid’s car insurance? Dear Dave, I’m divorced and have a teenager who will be driving soon.What would be the best way to set up insurance for the child? Mike Dear Mike, I suppose a break-up does change the dynamic somewhat, but with

my kids I simply left the car in my name and paid the extra insurance cost for a little while. For me, still being in control of the car as a dad outweighed the additional money I was paying in premiums. Having a minor child running around in the world with his or her name on a car title is not a good plan.

Then, when they turned 18, I put each of their cars into their names. This, of course, was dependent on them behaving and acting responsibly. They were legally liable at that age too. I’m sure the insurance costs went up, but at that point the financial risk and liability factors were on them,

not me. In this kind of situation, especially because there’s more of a potential for disagreements, I think I’d do it that way. Just put it in your name for now, especially if you’re putting money toward the purchase of a vehicle. —Dave










Voting guide for Feb. 26 election mailed Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots announced that registered voters in Will County will receive a Voter Information Guide in the mail providing important information about the Feb. 26 Consolidated and Special Primary Election. In order to be eligible to vote in February, you must live in either the 2nd Congressional District or Homer Township.

The Voter Information Guide will provide voters with details about their polling place, early voting sites and other valuable information. To further assist voters, the guide will include a sample ballot showing all candidates and referenda for which they are eligible to vote. For more information on the guide and on the election, go to the www.thewillcountyclerk.




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