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Our Community, Our News

FEBRUARY 27, 2013

Vol. 5 No. 26


HABITAT Condo donation allows group to expand its housing offerings


fter 25 years, sometimes you need to change things up a bit. Officials with Will County Habitat for Humanity found that out recently when the city of Joliet donated an almost completely renovated condominium in a nicely kept, 80-someyear-old brick building at Third Avenue and Sherman Street. Only one catch: Habitat would have to take over the Condominium Association from the city. That was different, said Habitat Board Vice President Ben Komar, but not a big deal. In the six months since the city turned over the key to Habitat, things have been pretty See HABITAT, Page 3 quiet at the building.

By Nick Reiher v Managing Editor



‘Passover in the Matzah Aisle’ program set for March 10, 17 Joliet Jewish Congregation announced it will hold its annual “Passover in the Matzah Aisle” presentation from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, and from noon to 3 p.m. March 17 at the Jewel-Osco store on Route 59 and Caton Farm Road, Joliet. This free public informational and outreach program has been held annually for the last three years in order to offer the public the opportunity to learn more about the observance of

Passover and learn more about Passover foods. Jewel-Osco will have a special display of Passover foods available for purchase. Congregation members will be on hand to answer questions; a light sampling will be available, recipes will be offered and all are welcome to fill out a form for a drawing for a large assorted Passover food basket to be drawn after the March 17 presentation.


Peterson gets 38 years for murder of 3rd wife By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Despite a reportedly bellowing cry claiming his innocence, Drew Peterson was denied a retrial Feb. 21 and sentenced to 38 years in prison for the murder of this third wife, Kathleen Savio. Fraught with speculation, numerous spectacles and a bizarre twist of events for its defense team, the trial of Drew Petersen, no less entertaining than a Lifetime movie made about his life, claimed national attention that continued while defense lawyers tried to appeal. Peterson’s defense team,which split after the guilty verdict in September, had attorney Steve Greenberg fighting for a new trial, claiming attorney Joel Brodsky’s incompetence botched Peterson’s trial. In one of the most bizarre and sensational cases in Will County history, Peterson was on trial for killing Savio who was found dead in a dry bathtub in 2004. Her death was originally ruled accidental until new suspicions arose when Drew’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson went missing in 2007. Will County Judge Edward Burmila denied the motion for a new trial, and then handed down the 38-year sentence. Former Bolingbrook Police Officer Peterson, 58, had faced up to a maximum of 60 years in prison or a minimum of 20 years. Despite a “great job” by the State’s Attorney’s Office on the trial as well as this motion for new trial, the case still has the possibility of continuing, said Huma Zia,JD,Director of Paralegal Studies at Lewis University, who has been analyzing the case for the Bugle. “Granting a new trial based upon ineffective assistance of


Drew Peterson

counsel is rarely granted,” she said. And here, the fact that Drew Peterson had a team of attorneys other than his lead attorney, would make granting the motion for a new trial close to impossible. “But again, Drew Peterson can still appeal, so this case may still be far from over. He can raise the issue of ineffective assistance of counsel, as well as the hearsay evidence on appeal.”

‘Drew’s Law’ In 2008, the Legislature passed what has become known as “Drew’s Law” to allow certain types of hearsay evidence. Though the case was based on circumstantial evidence and hearsay testimony, prosecutors brought more than 30 witnesses to testify against Peterson attesting to his guilt. After 14 hours of deliberation, the jury found Peterson guilty of firstdegree murder. It was Attorney Harry Smith’s hearsay testimony that ultimately decided Peterson’s fate. It also was the main point of contention

in the motion for a retrial, with Greenberg arguing that Brodsky should have never let him on the stand. Smith represented Savio in divorce proceedings against Drew Peterson, and was also consulted for Stacy Peterson, Drew’s fourth wife who has gone missing. There was an element of surprise at the guilty verdict handed down in September, Zia noted. “I am not sure if people were more shocked at the (use of ) hearsay,or just shocked that he was convicted because there was so much publicity, including a movie on the case released even before the case was tried,” said Zia. “And Peterson’s own attitude, which at times was so brazen and some reports have suggested smug and condescending to the system, had people assuming that he would not be convicted.” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, surrounded by reporters and Savio’s family at a televised press conference after the sentencing, said it was fiveyear process pursuing a case people said he could never win. “People said we were crazy going after Peterson; that we wouldn’t get him in the house (jail)—we did, and we did it for 38 years,” Glasglow told reporters. Peterson was a suspect in her disappearance, but her body was never found. During the Savio court trial, testimony included hearsay testimony from Smith that said she claimed Drew Peterson killed Savio. The next morning after the sentence was given, Will County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Brian Fink of the Adult Detention Facility said Peterson was transferred from there to Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill.


HABITAT Continued from page 1 “The residents will be picking a leader once we get a new person in anyway,” he said. “When someone gives us a gift, that’s a blessing.” The city picked up the building through its housing rehabilitation program in 2002, said Alfredo Melesio, Joliet’s Director of Neighborhood Services. After major renovations, he said, the city was able to sell three of the four units pretty quickly. But then the housing market took a plunge in 2008, he said, and the fourth unit has been difficult to sell. Finally, he said, city officials had the idea to donate the final condo unit at 205 Third Ave. to Will County Habitat for Humanity. “We like to encourage home ownership,” Melesio said. And, at an estimated $50,000, plus $135 a month in condo fees, whomever qualifies for this unit will have a pretty good bargain. The living room to the home is nice and sunny, and leads to what could be a dining room. “The kitchen still needs a little work,” Komar said, “but there’s a new hot water heater, new furnace and new windows. … And there’s lots of storage.” There’s a nicely carpeted staircase (with a Harry Potterlike storage area underneath) that leads to the three goodsized bedrooms and the bathroom, which also could use a little work. But Komar reminds prospective buyers that Habitat offers a “hand-up, not a hand-out.” The successful applicant for the condo or any other Habitat home will have to put in 300 to 400 hours on this home or others. “And everything that comes in through our mortgages, goes into rebuilding this and other homes,” Komar said. In return, those who buy a home through Habitat will be able to work out a payment size and schedule that can fit their income, instead of trying to get a normal mortgage. With the monthly condo fee, the new homeowner won’t have to worry about shoveling snow or mowing the lawn, and there’s off-street parking. The condo already has a washer and dryer, but that’s about it. Habitat officials know where you might be able to get some good deals on the rest of the furnishings, though.

Open for about a year now, Habitat’s ReStore on Larkin Avenue south of Jefferson in Joliet has some great new and used items for sale at 25 to 75 percent off. Depending on the day, said Habitat Executive Director Annette Leck, you can find deals on beds, dressers, china cabinets, bookcases, tables and chairs, plumbing fixtures, TVs and living room sets. “Couches,” Leck said when asked the most popular sale items. “We get a lot of couches. They’re all steam cleaned when we get them in before we put them on the floor.” Business has been so good the past year – an average of about $1,000 a month that is turned back into Habitat remodeling costs – that they recently started opening on Tuesdays. The first Tuesday open, Leck said, “We took in $2,000.” ReStore is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesdays through Saturdays. They also accept donations of new or still-usable goods from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days.You also



Komar and Melesio believe the building that houses the donated condominium at Sherman and Third was built in the 1920s.

can schedule a pick-up of heavy items by calling 815-714-7100. Sorry, no deliveries. Volunteers also are welcome.


Ben Komar, Vice President of the Will County Habitat for Humanity Board, chats with Alfredo Melesio, Joliet’s Neighborhood Services director, in one of the sites being renovated.



County board crushes concrete recycling plan By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

The attorney representing a company wanting to build a

concrete recycling facility in Wheatland Township said it was pressure from the residents, including several dozen on hand,

that forced the Will County Board to unanimously reject the plan at its Feb. 21 meeting. But County Board member Chuck Maher, R-Naperville, whose district covers the l22 acres in question at NapervillePlainfield Road and Hassert Boulevard (111th Street), said it was not about pressure. “This is about zoning,” he said. “We also have had legal objections from the city of Naperville; from the village of Bolingbrook. This is not going to industrial (zoning).“ Twenty-four other county board members present at the meeting agreed. Maher and other board members commended the residents for banding together and presenting a wellthought out and well-researched opposition to plans by Boughton Materials Inc. Residents said they knew the Vulcan quarry on the south side of Hassert Boulevard was

there when they first moved in. But the property in question on the north side was listed as agricultural, even as far back as the late 1970s when the county set a comprehensive plan. Now there are thousands of homes around that area, as well as schools and churches. They were concerned about the dust from the stored concrete, as well as from the crushing operations for several weeks a year, getting in to their neighborhoods and the DuPage River just to the west. Attorney Scott Pointner, representing Boughton Materials, said an expert in the field already has said the company has done more than any other to appease the concerns of the residents echoed from hearings during the past several months. Boughton Materials Vice President Frank Maly told the board before the vote that his company wants to remain

competitive with other quarries that provide concrete crushing to their customers. He said it would be a relatively small operation, and concrete crushing would be done primarily several weeks in the fall. Following the vote, Pointner said the decision “wasn’t unexpected” considering the number of people who showed up to the meeting. He and Maly said they would need to discuss whether they would take the issue to court. The County Board also voted to remove the issue of the Third Airport from its list of legislative agendas for 2013. Board member Lee Ann Goodson, Plainfield, said sending the issue back to the Legislative Committee was a consideration for the many new board members elected in November. She said no one should take it to mean the County Board was withdrawing its support for the airport.

Silver Cross offers health care scholarships The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is offering health care scholarships for individuals who reside in ZIP codes 60432, 60433, 60436 and Lockport Grade School District 89. “The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial assistance to those individuals pursuing a course of instruction for health carerelated programs,” said Margie Woods, Chair of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission.

The amount of the scholarship will be determined based on the program selected. The programs include: Certified Nurse Assistant, Registered Nurse and Surgical Technician. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books and school fees. Application requirements: •Completed application. •Personal statement explaining why the candidate has chosen this particular course of study, and what the candidate hopes to achieve.

•Three letters of reference from people not related to candidate. Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview by May 15. Written notification of scholarship awards will be sent to candidates May 31. Applications are available at or by contacting Leslie Newbon at 815-300-1096 or lnewbon@ must be completed and received by April 30, 2013, to be considered for a scholarship.

USF volunteers support Spanish Center The University of St. Francis recently was honored by the Spanish Community Center in Joliet for giving the most volunteer hours in 2012. USF was recognized for having both the largest number of volunteers and the most volunteered hours. The SCC is a 44-year-old organization that provides a variety of services to the Joliet community. USF students provided assistance as one of the requirements of their community based/service learning Spanish classes. The classes are conducted with the future professional in mind.


University of St. Francis student volunteers display their award at Joliet’s Spanish Community Center Volunteer Banquet. Volunteers are (from left) Christina Melesio, Elizabeth Nevarez, instructor Ingrid Goobar-Szleifer, Corbin T. Angeles, Elisabet Miramontes Reyes, Debbie Rios, Ivette Albarran and Nashdira Rueda Galavizz.

Calendar FEBRUARY 28 JTHS Winter Concert. The Joliet Township High School Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Joliet Central High School Auditorium, 201 E. Jefferson St., Joliet.  Tickets are $2 and may be purchased at the door. MARCH 4 School’s Out Swim. Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., is hosting School’s Out Swim for Casimir Pulaski Day from 1 4 p.m. Come and swim on your day off of school. Bring your friends. General admission applies. For more information, visit, or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0. Learn to Swim. The Lockport Township Park District’s Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport is offering Learn to Swim Lessons for ages 6-13 years March 4 through March 27, with a variety of times/days offered. Swimmers of all abilities will develop their swimming and water safety skills. Fee: $38/per resident-$48/nonresident. For more information, visit, or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

MARCH 8 The Learning Step PreSchool Registration. Registration for the Lockport Township Park District’s Learning Step Pre-School begins March 9 for residents

and March 18 for non-residents. Registration for Central Square and Meader House locations will be taken at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Registration for the Richland Center and High Point will be taken at the Crest Hill Office, 1610 Plainfield Road. Priority registration for currently-enrolled 3- and 4-year-olds will be Feb. 28 to March 8. The Learning Step PreSchool provides children ages 3 to4 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 show a copy of the birth certificate at time of registration. 815-8383621, ext. 0.

MARCH 9 Guard Start. Lockport Township Park District is offering The Guard Start program for children ages 11-14 years on Saturdays beginning March 9 through May 4 from 11:0511:45 a.m. at Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. This program is for children who want to become lifeguards. Fee: $65/resident; $75/non-resident. For more information, visit, or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0. MARCH 12 Youth & Adult Karate. The Lockport Township Park District offers Youth & Adult Karate for

ages 8 years and older beginning March 12 through April 30 at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. for beginners and Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St., for intermediate. Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 5:306:30 p.m. for beginners and 7 -7:55 p.m. for intermediate. Classes develop agility, improve muscle tone, coordination and safety skills. Fees $45/ Resident; $55/Non-resident. For information, visit our website at, or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

ONGOING CHILDREN Lapsit (Birth-24 months). 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road. Caregivers and babies will enjoy playing games, singing songs, reading stories and chasing bubbles.  This is a great first playgroup for children and a great opportunity to meet other caregivers 815-846-6500 Curious Little Monkeys Play Group (Birth to 36 months). 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St.  
This parentchild play experience combines elements of traditional lapsit with an additional half hour of themerelated free play experiences.  815-740-2660

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Toddler Time (Ages 18 months to 3 years). 
9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road.; 9:45 a.m.Thursdays, Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St. Toddler time is a story program for children who are “too big” for lapsit and are not yet ready for the structure of storytime. Your child will enjoy stories, games, songs, movement activities and a simple craft. 815-846-6500/815740-2660 Monday Fun Day. 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Dellwood Park, 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Children enjoy playing, learning and socializing with music, games and crafts. Fee: $91 Lockport Township Park District resident/$101 nonresident. For more info., visit

5 or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0. Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5). 
1 p.m. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.Thursdays, and 6:30 p.m.Tuesdays (Spanish language storytime), Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St. Storytime is a chance for children to explore the world of books through stories, songs and crafts. Each week begins with a special visit by our puppet mascot “Jamberry” Bear, and finishes with each child marching and playing an instrument in the library’s very own storytime parade. 815-8466500/815-740-2660



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. Kellie L. Brockett, 31, 1404 5th Ave., was arrested at 12:27 a.m. Feb. 15 at McDonough and Comstock for Motor Vehicle Theft. Thomas J. Love Jr., 56, 514 S. Eastern Ave., was arrested at 9:53 p.m. Feb. 15 at Chicago and 5th Avenue on a Will County Warrant. A 15-year-old was arrested at 7:39 p.m. Feb. 15 at 210 N. Eastern Ave. on a WILL COUNTY WARRANT. Thomas F. Lubek, 60, 1807 Black Hill Ridge, Plainfield, was arrested at 8:31 p.m. Feb. 15 at that address for Domestic Battery. Donna J. Elders, 43, 516 Fox, was arrested at 7:56 p.m. Feb. 15 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. Michael L. Price, 21, 624 Wisconsin, and Darvin N. Luckett, 1407 Arthur, were arrested at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 15 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Theft. Suzanne L. Babb, 34, 2818 Bloomfield, was arrested at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 15 at 2524 W. Jefferson St. for Theft. Jennifer L. Glomb, 38, 3123 N. Southport, Chicago, was arrested at 11:39 p.m. Feb. 15 at 205 N. Chicago St. for Battery and Disorderly Conduct. Christopher L. Dally, 20, 247 Zinnia Drive, Romeoville, was arrested at 12:22 p.m. Feb. 15 at 1050 W. Romeo Drive for Violating an Order of Protection. Max J.Dineen, 21,6914 Grantham and Jonathan E. Kroll, 19, 1506 Howland Drive, were arrested at 7:49 p.m. Feb. 15 at Colaric and Roth for Theft. A 17-year-old was arrested at 12:50 p.m. Feb. 15 at 401 N. Larkin for possession Of Tobacco By Minor. Amanda Metta-Bement, 28, 216 Madison, was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Feb. 15 at 4200 W. Jefferson St. on a Will County Warrant.

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Leo Harris Jr., 31, 14746 Princeton, Dolton, was arrested at 1:13 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 400 block of Clay Street on a twocount Out Of Town Warrant. Anthony M. Moffett, 30, 1007 Lois Place, was arrested at 10:38 p.m. Feb. 15 in the 1000 block of Fairview For Unlawful Use Of A Weapon. Aaron K. Simpson, 32, 116 Osgood, was arrested at 2:12 a.m. Feb. 15 at 379 S. Chicago St. for Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Possession of Cannabis. Angela N. Smith, 28, 1109 Addlemann, was arrested at 3:32 a.m. Feb. 16 at 460 Blue Jay for DUI- Alcohol. Kevin J. Spellman, 18, 5609 Cider Grove Court, Plainfield, was arrested at 4:36 a.m. Feb. 16 at 2114 Wesmere Lakes Court for DUI – Alcohol, DUI: B.A.C Over .08, Possession Of Cannabis And Possession Of Drug Equipment. Matthew T. Sales, 23, 1406 Timberline Drive, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. Feb. 16 at that address on a two-count Will County Warrant. Brooklyn Hayes, 24, 413 W. Bellarmine, was arrested at 3:36 p.m. Feb. 16 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Leaving A Child Unattended In a Motor Vehicle. Michael A. Maniacek, 21, 24924 W. Jordan Lane, Plainfield, was arrested at 3:33 p.m. Feb. 16 at 3563 Woodside Court for Felony Theft. Demetrius O. Nabors, 18, 209 N. Broadway, was arrested at 10:22 p.m. Feb. 16 at Chicago and 5th Avenue on a Will County Warrant. Charles E. Stevens, 18, 1106 Magnolia Ave., was arrested at 11:10 p.m. Feb. 16 at 53 W. Clay for Possession Of Ammo W/O FOID. Gregory A. Sellers,, 24, 112 Bowen Place, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. Feb. 16 at 923 Jefferson St. for Possession Of Cannabis. Vikrant Neb, 20, 122 North St., West Lafayette, Ind., was arrested at 12:02 a.m. Feb. 16 at 151 N. Joliet St. for Misrepresentation Of Age By Minor.

Niko J. Roark, 18, 2424 Regan Road, was arrested at 12:07 a.m. Feb. 16 at 3131 Plainfield Road on a Will County Warrant. Kiley B. Murphy, 24, 153 Round House, Braidwood, and Kevin M. Lemke, 23, 510 Merrill, Braceville, were arrested at 7:52 p.m. Feb. 16 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. Ashley R. Casey, 21, 510 Merrill St., Braceville, also was arrested for Retail Theft and Possession Of A Controlled Substance. Richard A. Montoya, 20, 1852 Carrier Circle, Plainfield, was arrested at 11:49 p.m. Feb. 16 at Theodore and Great Ridge For Possession OF DRUG EQUIP (2 CTS), Possession OF CANNABIS And Possession Of A Controlled Substance. Luis J. Sanchez, 31, 610 N. Broadway, was arrested at 3:28 a.m. Feb. 16 at 777 Hollywood Blvd. for Criminal Trespass To Real Property. Niyata N. Warren, 36, 570 Dover, was arrested at 7:05 a.m. Feb. 17 at that address for Criminal Damage To Property. Jovannie Martinez, 30, 1055 N. Karlov Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 8:33 p.m. Feb. 17 at Wallace and Desplaines on a Will County Warrant. John R. Goodwin, 41, 503 N. Chicago St., was arrested at 8:51 p.m. Feb. 17 at that address for Domestic Battery And Interfering W/Reporting of D.V. Marcus A. Wright, 24, 1026 Antram Ave., was arrested at 11:12 a.m. Feb. 17 at that address for Domestic Battery And On A Will County Warrant. Leon E. Scruggs, 50, 9426 W. 166th Court, Orland Park, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. Feb. 17 at 358 E. Cass St. for Criminal Trespass To Real Property. Anita N. Williams, 23, 409 Hunter Ave., was arrested at 10:16 p.m. at Cherry and McDonough for Possession of Cannabis. Martell D. Ollie, 18, 1416 Pioneer Road, Crest Hill, was arrested at 9:53 p.m. Feb. 17 at 800 N. Larkin Ave. for Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and on a Will County Warrant.

April D. Minnick, 25, 220 Lincoln, was arrested at 11:54 p.m. Feb. 17 at York and Osgood on a twocount Will County Warrant. Leron M. Bartlett, 27, 1200 Hunter Drive, Shorewood, was arrested for Possession of Cannabis. Demetrius M. McCullum, 516 S. Eastern Ave., was arrested at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 17 at Ottawa and Munroe For Manufacture/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Serbrina R. Walker, 20, 318 Barry Ave., Lockport, was arrested at 12:39 a.m. Feb. 17 at 1212 Luther for Possession of A Controlled Substance and Possession Of Cannabis. Marco A. Guerrero, 23, 112 Mississippi Ave., was arrested at 6:29 p.m. Feb. 18 in the 200 block of South Briggs for Obstructing Identification and Driving While License Suspended. Regina L. Rogers, 24, 206 Duncan, was arrested at 11:37 a.m. Feb. 18 at 2305 W. Jefferson St. for Domestic Battery. Dawson A. Abbitt, 19, 1729 S. Hampton, Lockport, and Shaun W. Matheny, 30, 24034 Keith Allen Drive, Elwood, were arrested at 2:49 p.m. Feb. 18 at 1125 Collins St. for Burglary. Autumn C. Woods, 20, 366 N. Broadway, was arrested at 3:59 p.m. Feb. 18 at 150 W.Washington St. on a Will County Warrant. Autumn C. Bardwell, 22, 3513 Harris Drive, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. Feb. 18 at that address for Domestic Battery. William Reid Jr., 20, 403 Walden Court, Romeoville, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 19 at 360 W. Jefferson St. on an Out Of Town Warrant. Jeremy S. Davis, 21, 1600 Arbor Lane, Crest Hill, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at 1341 Steven Smith for Domestic Battery. Wiltiece Dodds, 18, 2508 Red Oak Terrace, Crest Hill, was arrested at 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at 401 N. Larkin Ave. for Battery. Eric C. Peterson, 23, 410 Bellarmine Drive, was arrested at 9:19 p.m. Feb. 19 at 316 Bluff St. on two counts of Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to

Property. Johnny C. Jenkins, 33, 137 W. Robinhood Way, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 10:38 p.m. Feb. 19 at 4th and Eastern for possession Of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Equipment and on a Will County Warrant. Gina M., Menza, 34, 1005 Lois Place, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Feb. 19 at 1007 Lois Place on a Will County Warrant. Ashley N. Panfil, 21, 812 Christine Drive, Bradley, was arrested at 12:59 a.m. Feb. 19 at 1730 McDonough St. for Prostitution. Chelsea N. Clevenger, 20, 288 S. Schyler Ave., Bradley, was arrested on an Out Of Town Warrant. Wesley D.Sykes Jr.,22,113 Minton Road, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Feb. 19 at 504 Bellarmine on an Out Of Town Warrant. A 16-year-old was arrested at 4:25 p.m. Feb. 20 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Theft. A 15-year-old was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 20 at 1515 W. Jefferson St. on a Will County Warrant. Robert J. Ervin, 43, 3333 Thomas Hickey Drive,was arrested at 5:18 p.m. Feb. 20 at 1630 Essington Road for Disorderly Conduct. Benjamin F. Stech, 33, 25336 S. Canal, Channahon, was arrested at 1:22 a.m. Feb. 20 at 1515 Riverboat Center for Criminal Trespass to Land. Brittany L. Pote, 26, 1711 Wilcox St., was arrested at 4:34 p.m. Feb. 20 at 2510 Route 59 for Theft. Honorio Hernandez, 41, 706 Garnsey, was arrested at 9:02 a.m. Feb. 20 at 118 E. Jackson St., on a Will County Warrant. Michael R. Ford, 22, 16558 S. Zausa Drive, Crest Hill, was arrested at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 20 at 2875 Plainfield Road for Residential Burglary. Tuyetmai T. Nguyen, 60, 16820 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, was arrested at 8:11 p.m. Feb. 20 at 150 W. Washington St. on a Will County Warrant for Theft Under $500. For the full list of Joliet arrests, go to

ForUM Letter to the Editor Candidates should support sustainability Elections for three city council at large positions are scheduled in April. Voters must ask their candidates about key land use policies before they go to the polls, because their positions could have economic impact on our families. It is important to realize the following realities exist in the city of Joliet.The average worker’s wage is not rising in proportion to the cost of living.The prices of fuel, food and other essential goods are increasing. City employees have worked hard to provide us with the same services we have enjoyed. Fewer workers do more work. Joliet has over 40 private organizations that feed the poor.This is a sign there are too many people suffering food insecurity. Our land use policies do not allow residents to garden empty lots, even though there have been requests to do just that.Taxpayers fund the cost of having city employees and/or contractors mow these lots.The city of Detroit has substantially cut costs by allowing neighbors

to tend abandoned properties. Showing a lack of willingness to innovate, the Joliet Land Use Committee has recommended policies that do not allow raising chickens.This blocks another avenue for financially distressed people to raise their own food. Many urban areas throughout Illinois have recently begun to allow homeowners to raise poultry for their own consumption. Will County has accepted a very large federal sustainability grant.The purpose of that grant is to modify laws, and policies that hamper green practices. Sustainability involves adjusting lifestyles to conserve resources while producing vital goods. Our leaders need to provide thoughtful solutions that meet needs instead of just focusing on the next big construction project. These low-cost options are environmentally friendly. If adopted, they will help people put eggs and fresh vegetables on their tables through their own efforts. Candidates for the April 9 election should support these ideas. Betty Lorch Joliet Healthy Hens

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41 Inventor’s germ 42 Bit of applause for an equestrian event? 47 Big thing at McDonalds? 48 Samaritan’s offer 49 Game one 53 Meditation instruction 55 Crossword hint 57 Inventor Whitney 58 Cry of frustration about a Hostess cake? 61 Montezuma, e.g. 64 Snug ... bug in ___ 65 “Exodus” author 66 Musical pace 67 Easy pace 68 Waiter’s handout 69 Cuts and pastes, say 70 Iowa State’s city 71 Stage accessory

1 Great Pyramid passages 2 One of two Commandments holders 3 More greasy 4 Make ready, briefly 5 Letter carriers 6 Winning 7 Velcro alternatives 8 Note to __ 9 Book of available products 10 Hillside 11 Exemplar of neatness 12 Hail, to Maria 13 Composer Rorem 21 Fido’s poodle amie 22 Pork cut 26 Military sch. 27 Actress Russo 28 Class using mats 30 For each one 31 Campus military gp. 34 __ Samaritan 35 Little Lab 36 Organ whistle

37 High point 38 Source of linen 39 Yummy but fattening 43 Parti-colored cats 44 Bank’s claim 45 Sprawls, as by the pool 46 Take down __: humble 50 Less remote 51 Cause of odd weather 52 Equips for use 54 Highly capable 55 PC data disk 56 Gem grader’s aid 59 Festive event 60 Trash destination 61 Ended a fast 62 Alphabet ender in England 63 1979 Pa. meltdown site


H o ro s c o p e s When you don’t have a box in the first place, it’s easy to think outside of it. Freedom from possessions or commitments may give you a more lofty view of the world and increased objectivity this week.

Your companions don’t necessarily need advice. They might merely need someone to listen and hold their hand. During the upcoming week, your sympathy and kindness receive plenty of notice.

If you can’t give your best, don’t give anything. You may be somewhat discouraged in the week ahead when others don’t show the expected level of enthusiasm. Appreciation may be delayed.

By all means, mean what you say. Making a commitment in the week ahead may mean that you will be bound by rules and must take on additional obligations. Remain budget-conscious in the week ahead.

You are too determined to be defeated. If you are happy with your work, your work will make you happy. Remain doggedly on the job in the upcoming week, even if doing so requires extra organizational skills.

Being strong means you have the ability to lift others up, not put them down. Loved ones might be more affectionate in the week ahead, so it is up to you to be supportive and sensitive to their needs.

The ties that bind need to be more tightly bound. In the week to come, what you are looking for arrives when you aren’t looking for it at all. Don’t mistake familiarity or a sense of security for true love.

There is a reason a candle can only be lit on one end. It is necessary to have a stable base to hold you up when passions are burning. You may be called upon to follow through on commitments this week.

What you seek is seeking you. While the squeaky wheel gets the grease, the ones that don’t squeak are doing fine. Remember to express gratitude to those who are reliable in the week ahead.

Do less and produce more this week. Getting organized can make the difference that prevents you from working overtime and gets you home in time for dinner. Find time to demonstrate your affection.

Cash in by being caring and ready to compromise. Take pride in your ability to follow through on duties and commitments. You can be trusted to keep your word when partners are in a bind.

Your smile can change the world. Just don’t let the world change your smile. News and media sources may focus on depressing news, but you shouldn’t let it dampen your high spirits in the week ahead.


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When she had lunch with the champion swimmer, she thought he was -- “ALL WET”




INSIDE: Minooka finishes wrestling season at state meet, page 12; JCA girls basketball upset in sectional, page 13



Lockport swimmers finish strong at state By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

A trio of Lockport Township seniors couldn’t have scripted their career-ending performances any better at the finals of the IHSA state boys swimming meet held Saturday afternoon at New Trier. Jake Knowles, a threetime state qualifier, won the consolation championship heat of the 100-yard breaststroke and finished seventh overall, while Tyler Pastore and Jake Voltarel competed back-to-back in the diving finals, placing 11th and 12th, respectively. The Knowles family has been a fixture in Lockport swimming circles for quite a while. Jake’s sisters, Molly and Maggie, are former state qualifiers themselves, with Molly making it downstate all four years. Molly and Jake’s parents were cheering him on Saturday. “It’s just a great family, a great swimming family, and they couldn’t be more proud of what he’s accomplished,” Lockport swimming coach Grant Ferkaluk said. “I know his parents are extremely proud of him and excited. “I couldn’t be more proud of him. He’s worked so hard to get here. I think he finished at the level he needed to finish it at. He had a great swim; he wanted to finish in the seventh spot that he

was moving into, and he did that. He’s been the leader of our team, a fantastic senior and has been an anchor for us all year long.” Knowles just missed qualifying for the championship heat coming out of last Friday’s preliminary heats by 6/10ths of a second. “It was very, very bittersweet,” he said. “I qualified, but I wasn’t in the last heat, but it was still pretty cool.” It’s the first time Knowles has advanced to the finals of any event in which he’s competed at state. He was quite busy last Friday, participating not only in the breaststroke prelims, but also taking part in the 100 freestyle and two state-qualifying Lockport relay squads: the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. He didn’t advance to the 100 freestyle finals, nor did either of the two relay teams. Before the consolation final, Knowles took to heart some advice given to him by teammate Dan Oldendorf. “He told me,‘Why not just win your last race ever?’ ” Knowles said. “So that’s the way I went going into it. This is my last race in high school, and I’m not going to lose to anyone. That’s really what I wanted to do.” He led the consolation race from the get-go, and turned in a time of 57.60 seconds. Knowles and Oldendorf were part of the Porters’ 200 freestyle relay, along

with Jake Elias and Jake Gillis. All are seniors. The 200 medley relay consisted of Knowles, Elias, Gillis and junior Jacob Speechley. Meanwhile,Pastore andVoltarel earned spots in the diving finals after finishing among the top 12 during the preliminary round. Pastore was eighth going into Saturday with a score of 293.65, while Voltarel’s 286.05 secured him 11th place. The order of competitors in the finals just so happened to have Voltarel ninth and Pastore 10th. They couldn’t have been happier going back-to-back. “It was exhilarating,” said Voltarel, who recorded a score of 358.65 in the finals. “We were separated by a few divers yesterday (Friday),” said Pastore, who, like Knowles, is a three-time state qualifier. “Just to be together is unbelievable. We never thought we’d both be in the finals especially at the beginning of the season so just being here is unbelievable.” Lockport diving coach Kelly McGrath expressed similar sentiments. “It’s so very exciting,” she said. “Tyler made it to the state meet last year, but he didn’t advance past the first cut, so to have both of the boys this year in the state finals, I can’t even explain it. It’s so phenomenal.” Both Pastore, who had a finals’ score of 386.90, and Voltarel said

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Lockoport’s Jake Knowles finished seventh in the state in the breaststroke.

their dives in the prelims were better than what they produced Saturday. “Yesterday, I definitely had more of my solid dives just so I could get to today,” said Pastore, who’ll continue diving at the University of Illinois-Chicago.“So today, I just went out there and

tried to have a lot of fun.” “Yesterday was a lot better than today,” Voltarel added. “My worst two dives were in my last three. My favorite dive was my triple. It was my last dive; I was kind of beggy on that, and I had a terrible approach.”




Indians end season in elite eight By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

There are two ways for wrestling teams to win a team dual meet, one being not giving up bonus points when competing against the opponent’s top wrestlers and the second is to win those matches that could go either way. Minooka did a good job of doing the first of the two, not giving up a lot of bonus points to Marmion Academy’s top wrestlers, but the Indians could not win enough of the swing matches, as Marmion won 39-14. “We have been harping on how we can’t hemorrhage bonus points and win,” said Minooka coach Jeff Charlebois. “We were four matches in and we wrestled two state champs and only given up two bonus points. You can’t ask for more out of the kids other than getting an upset. But to not give up bonus points in the beginning was great, but we go to overtime and lose, we lose 4-3, those are huge, we had to have the swing matches.” The meet started at 120 pounds and the Cadets opened with a 5-0 win from A.J. Jaffe over Minooka’s Shane Mart. “Starting at 120 is better for them as far as building momentum,” Charlebois said. “We would have preferred a little further into the lineup. You tell the kids realistically, they are responsible for their six minutes and not to get swayed by what

happens ahead of them, but we are dealing with 15-18-year-old high school kids and it slips in.” It was then Minooka’s Bret Miller who lost by an 18-1 technical fall in 3 minutes, 28 seconds to individual state champion Johnny Jimenez at 126, giving Marmion the 8-0 lead. In one of the swing matches, Minooka’s Danny Ruettiger fell in a hard-fought contest with Jake Field at 132 and was defeated 7-4 in overtime to build an 11-0 lead. “I wish I could have stayed with it and won that match and maybe changed the momentum,” Ruettiger said.“But it is what it is. We had a tough season early and we came together at the end and it’s good to be here.” At 138,Minooka’s Mike McNulty did not allow bonus points to individual state champion George Fisher, falling 5-1, but Marmion was still able to open a 14-0 lead. That was when freshman Carson Oughton, one of two individual state qualifiers, opened the winning for the Indians, defeating Trace Carello 4-1 at 145. Up next was senior Corbett Oughton, the other Indian state qualifier, who defeated Matt Ferraro by technical fall 17-2 in 5:37 to cut the lead to 14-8. “Ending with a win feels good, but I really would have loved to get that trophy this year,” Corbett said.“From the team standpoint, I have been lucky that I have been on some pretty good teams. My freshman year we won state and

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Freshman Carson Oughton earned one of three wins for the Indians at state team quarterfinals.

took second the next year.” The Cadets then got a decision at 160 and pin at 170 to up the lead to 23-8. At 182, Minooka got its third win, a 7-3 decision from Nathan Gunn. After a Marmion win at 195, Minooka got its final win from Erik Velazquez 220, as he beat

Raul Jaimes, 6-1. The Indians fell in the three remaining matches by a decision, a pin and a major decision. Overall, the season was a success for Minooka, as it won the Southwest Prairie Conference and won the regional, all while battling injury and distraction all season.

“We had a lot of adversity to go through this year, a lot of hurdles, and the kids did a good job,” Charlebois said. “We turned it around and wrestled a good conference tournament. Regional was the first time we had our whole lineup on the mat, so it was good to win that.We wrestled well in the sectional dual against Waubonsie Valley.” Minooka has a host of young wrestlers returning. “We are young, we have three sophomores, four sophomores and four juniors in the lineup, so we are young, but it is all about doing work,” Charlebois said. “You have let this letdown fuel us. We have to come back with a team that is a little bit older and a lot better.”


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Freshman Niki Ekhomu tallied 22 points in the sectional loss.

Angels upset in sectional By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After beating Bishop McNamara a few weeks ago by nearly 20 points, there could have been worries that the Joliet Catholic Academy girls basketball team would look past the Fighting Irish in the final of the Class 3A Peotone Sectional. Angels’ coach Ed Schodrof said that wasn’t the case, instead, he said Mac’s Khadaizha Sanders was “Jordanesque” as she scored 39 points to lead Bishop McNamara to a 72-63 win, ending JCA’s season. “She was outstanding, but I don’t think their whole team could have played better,” Schodrof said.“They would have beat any team in the sectional. She didn’t miss much, all her floaters were working.” The Irish did go on to win the Peotone Sectional, defeating Morgan Park 68-66 in overtime. Sanders scored 28 of her 39 points in the second half. “We were only down two at halftime,” Schdrof said.“But they had dominated the first half. We just couldn’t get anything going. We made a run in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get over.” Despite Nicole Ekhomu and Jasmine Lumpkin each scoring 22 points, Schodrof was impressed with the Irish defense. “I was most impressed with

their team defense,” he said. “They moved their feet. Their 1-3-1 was working. They earned the victory.” The Angels only lose a pair of

seniors off the 24-5 team and bringing back freshman Ekhomu and Lumpkin, a junior. See UPSET, page 15






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Lockport sophomore Kacie Kenney performs the floor exercise at the Feb. 6 Hinsdale Central Sectional.

Porter gymnastics building program By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

For the second straight season, the recently formed Lockport High School girls gymnastics team had an individual qualify for the sectional meet. This season, it was sophomore Kacie Kenney who advanced through the Neuqua Valley Regional and competed at the Hinsdale Central Sectional. At the regional level, Kenney tallied a 31.95 in the all-around, scoring an 8.350 on the vault, 8.025 on the bars, 7.125 on the beam and an 8.475 on floor. Kenney competed in the allaround at the Feb. 6 Hinsdale Central Sectional, but did not

advance to the state meet, something she can build toward. “I think I did pretty good,” Kenney said.“I just tried to come out here and have some fun because you never know what to expect in this because it is so hit or miss.” At the regional level this season, Junior Kaitlyn Lee 30.025 and sophomore Megan Reitenbach 23.450 also competed in the regional level, but did not advance to the sectional meet. Both of them are expected to return next season, along with Athanasia Pappas. Pappas advanced to the sectional last season but was hurt this year and did not compete in the state series.

“I hope that we can work our hardest next year and come back and make state,” Kenney said. Ultimately, Kenney said she would like the Porters to have enough gymnasts to field a team to advance to the state meet. “I hope more kids realize we have a program and come out,” She said.“It would be great to go to state as a team.” Like all of the Porter gymnasts, Kenney trains off site because Lockport does not have the facilities. “I used to compete with the Lemont Park District teams until freshman year when I joined the school team,” said Kenney, who still trains in Lemont.


BOYS Points per game Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West 17.4 Jean Pietrzak, Westmont 17.3 Jalen Heath, Joliet Central 16.1 Sean O’Mara, Benet 16.0 Nick Norton, Downers North 15.7 Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East 15.7 Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North 15.3 Matt Mooney, Notre Dame 15.0 David McCoy, Niles West 14.0 Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook 14.0 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook 13.9 John Solari, Maine South 13.3 Jonah Coble, Joliet Central 13.2 Alonzo Garrett, Plainfield South 13.0 Ryan Peter, JCA 12.6 Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central12.6 Darrin Myers, Minooka 12.4 Pat McInerney, Benet 12.0 Joe Younan, Niles West 12.0 Jordan Cannon, Downers South 11.6 Marcus Fair, Plainfield North 11.3

UPSET Continued from page 13 “I think we have the potential to be even better next year,” Schodrof said. “We have to physically and mentally get a little tougher, but the potential is there to be better that we were this year. We are excited.” Being a private school, JCA has the luxury of having talented incoming freshmen come and be a part of the Angels’ success. “We would like to think the

Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook 11.0 Miles Snowden, Plainfield South 10.7 Carl Terrell, Joliet West 10.7 Corey Evers, Plainfield South 10.6 Jake Hogen, Minooka 10.4 Robert Mara, Downers South 10.3 Ahmad Gibson, Niles West 10.3 Mitch Young, Plainfield Central 10.3 Frank Dounis, Maine South 10.2 Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central10.1 Ryan Modiest, Joliet West 10.1 Duante Stephens, Notre Dame 10.0 Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame 10.0 Justin Halloran, Notre Dame 10.0 Rebounds per game Robert Mara, Downers South 10.3 Pat McInerney, Benet 10.0 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook 9.7 Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central9.6 Jean Pertrzak, Westmont 8.8 Eddie Serrano, Notre Dame 8.0 Sean O’Mara, Benet 8.0 Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central 7.6 Corey Evak, Plainfield North 7.5 Ryan Peter, JCA 6.9

David McCoy, Niles West 6.5 John Solari, Maine South 6.4 Jalen Heath, Joliet Central 6.4 Matt Mooney, Notre Dame 6.0 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North 5.9 Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West 5.9 Miles Snowden, Plainfield South 5.9 Brandon McCullum, Joliet West 5.8 Josh Smith, Plainfield East 5.7 David Robinson, Lockport 5.7 Mohammad Qureshi, Niles West 5.6 Nick Norton, Downers North 5.6 Andre Hardy, Joliet West 5.3 Jonah Coble, Joliet Central 5.3 Assists Kris Pierce, Westmont 125 Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central115 Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame 112 Donte Stephenson, Notre Dame 112 Frank Dounis, Maine South 97 Caleb Demarigny, Maine South 94 Perry Jones, Minooka 90 Marcus Fair, Plainfield North 89 Pat McInerney, Benet 85 Ahmad Gibson, Niles West 83

winning is contagious part will help and it helps when you have a couple of kids who can play and others want to come play with them, so we’ll see,” Schodrof said. “We like to think we are at the beginning of building a strong tradition and I like to think that is going to happen.”

56-51 in SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division play Friday. The Tigers were up 6-0 early and Lockport (8-18, 6-8) bounced back for a 21-15 halftime lead over West (17-7, 10-4). Dunnigan’s second half helped erase the deficit and secure the win. Carl Terrell scored 15 points and Brandon McCullum had 11 for the Tigers, while John Campbell scored 15 and Grover Anderson added13 for the Porters.

JOLIET WEST Joliet West senior Morris Dunnigan scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as the Tigers defeated Lockport


Danny Spinuzza, Downers South 81 Christian Diaz, Romeoville 76 Matt Mooney, Notre Dame 72 C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook 68 Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West 66 Daniel LoGiuarto, Westmont 66 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook 62 Roger Tating, Plainfield East 62 Danny Quinn, Maine South 61 Sean O’Mara, Benet 60 Ryan Peter, JCA 59 Carl Terrell, Joliet West 58 Shakar Washington, JCA 54 Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North 53 Daniel Dwyer, Westmont 52 Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central 51 Jake Nowak, Plainfield North 50

Darrin Myers, Minooka Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook Dwayne Smith, Niles West Mike Valentine, Plainfield South David Henson, Downers North Keegan Tyrell, JCA Steals Donte Stephenson, Notre Dame Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame John Campbell, Lockport Kris Pierce, Westmont Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Jean Pietrzak, Westmont Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West


49 48 46 46 45 45 85 65 52 50 49 44 43 43

See STATS, page 16



STATS Continued from page 15 Carl Terrell, Joliet West 42 Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook 41 Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central 41 Perry Jones, Minooka 40 Daniel LoGiuarto, Westmont 40 C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook 39 Brandon McCullum, Joliet West 39 Ryan Peter, JCA 39 Daniel Dwyer, Westmont 38 Corey Evers, Plainfield South 37 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North 40 Grover Anderson, Lockport 34 Carl Terrell, Joliet West 33 Caleb Demarigny, Maine South 33 Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook 33 Jake Hogen, Minooka 33 Nick Norton, Downers North 33 Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central 31 Tray Simmons, Downers South 30 Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East 30 Roger Tating, Plainfield East 30

Christian Diaz, Romeoville 30 Darrin Myers, Minooka 29 David McCoy, Niles West 29 Ahmad Gibson, Niles West 29 Jordan Cannon, Downers South 28 Frank Dounis, Maine South 28 Jake Nowak, Plainfield North 28 Andrew Palucki, Maine South 27 James Boyd, Romeoville 27 David Henson, Downers North 26 Danny Quinn, Maine South 26 Keegan Tyrell, JCA 26 Alfredo Roberts, Niles West 25 Field Goal % Rimas Barsketis, Downers North .643 Romeo Magliore, Niles West .620 John Solari, Maine South .600 Ben Moore, Bolingbrook .598 Joe Younan, Niles West .593 Miles Snowden, Plainfield South .580 Shawn Goff, Plainfield South .570 Nick Norton, Downers North .564 George Sargeant, Maine South .560 Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook .550 Eddie Serrano, Notre Dame .550 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North .550 Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook .544

Sports Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central .540 Danny Quinn, Maine South .540 Justin Windt, Plainfield Central .530 Free throw % Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame .900 Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North .820 Scott McNellis, Downers South .810 Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East .798 Shakar Washington, JCA .797 Perry Jones, Minooka .778 Mitch Young, Plainfield Central .760 Jimmy Moon, Romeoville .760 Jaylon Richardson, Romeoville .760 Donte Stephenson, Notre Dame .760 Rinas Barsketis, Downers North .750 Derrick Lockhart, Lockport .750 Ahmad Gibson, Niles West .750 Nick Norton, Downers North .747 Alex Darville, Niles West .746 Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook .740 Robert Mara, Downers South .740 Romeo Magliore, Niles West .733 Keith Craig, JCA .732 Alonzo Garrett, Plainfield South .730 Romeo Magliore, Niles West .722 3-pointers Ryan Peter, JCA 60 Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East 59 Joe Younan, Niles West 52 Ryan Modiest, Joliet West 51 Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook 50 Nick Novak, Plainfield East 45 Mitch Young, Plainfield Central 45 Jimmy Moon, Romeoville 45 Daniel Dwyer, Westmont 37 Jake Hogen, Minooka 36 Marcus Fair, Plainfield North 36 Rashad Steele, Romeoville 36 Jordan Cannon, Downers South 34 Jalen Jackson, JCA 32 Alonzo Garrett, Plainfield South 32 Darrin Myers, Minooka 31 Deivis Skirgalia, Downers North 31 Caleb Demarigny, Maine South 29 Andrew Palucki, Maine South 28 Danny Spinuzza, Downers South 28 Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North 28 Myles Farley, Downers North 27 Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central 26

Shakar Washington, JCA Adam Holstine, Minooka Roger Tating, Plainfield East Jake Smith, Minooka

24 24 24 23

GIRLS Points per game Carlie Corrigan, Plainfield North 18.7 Liz Rehberger, Resurrection 18.6 Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA 17.3 Christen Prasse, Benet 16.8 Kiera Currie, Romeoville 16.2 Nicole Ekhomu, JCA 16.1 Nikia Edom, Plainfield East 15.7 Jacqui Grant, Maine South 14.6 Bernasia Fox, Joliet Central 13.8 Emily Schramek, Benet 13.6 Faith Suggs, Plainfield East 13.4 Sarah Costello, Downers North 13.3 Larissa McLemen, Minooka 12.3 Regan Carmichael, Maine South 12.1 Gabby Williams, Plainfield East 11.5 Naomi Mayes, Lockport 11.3 Kaitlyn O’Boye, Plainfield North 10.9 Abby Smith, Romeoville 10.9 Angelica Osusky, Romeoville 10.8 Emily Eshoo, Benet 10.7 Jaida Green, Downers North 10.6 Kate Moriarty, Resurrection 9.9 Anna Novak, Lockport 9.4 Nina Maggio, Plainfield East 8.3 Alyssa Ruehl, Resurrection 8.1 Izzy GreenBlatt, Downers North 8.0 Brianna Harris, Romeoville 7.8 Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection 7.5 Nicole Pease, Plainfield Central 7.5 Hailey Schoneman, Maine South 7.4 Izzy Greenblatt, Downers North 7.3 Mackenzie Duffy, Maine South 7.3 Monica Barefield, Joliet West 7.2 Rebounds per game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA 12.5 Chavon Banks, Joliet Central 9.7 Aaliyah Stepney, Joliet West 9.5 Kiera Currie, Romeoville 9.3 Gabby Williams, Plainfield East 8.2 Carlie Corrigan, Plainfield North 8.2 Chantell Mack, Joliet Central 7.6

Sarah Costello, Downers North 7.6 Kate Moriarty, Resurrection 7.4 Jacqui Grant, Maine South 7.0 Kaitlyn O’Boye, Plainfield North 6.9 Taylor Weck, Plainfield North 6.6 Larissa McLemen, Minooka 6.6 Peyton Winters, Downers North 6.5 Christen Prasse, Benet 6.1 Faith Suggs, Plainfield East 5.9 Vicky Orasco, Joliet West 5.9 Julia Easter, Niles West 5.8 Bailee McDaniel, Plainfield Central 5.1 Jenny Spychala, Resurrection 5.1 Abby Smith, Romeoville 5.0 Gina Ramirez, Joliet Central 4.9 Jade Anthony, Plainfield Central 4.8 Nora Polaski, Lockport 4.8 Jenna Martin, Benet 4.7 Assists Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection 158 Abby Smith, Romeoville 149 Regan Carmichael, Maine South 107 Sydney Lilly, Minooka 95 Sarah Costello, Downers North 94 Christen Prasse, Benet 79 Angelica Osusky, Romeoville 73 Erin Kieny, Maine South 73 Gina Mathews, Plainfield East 64 Jacqui Grant, Maine South 62 Mackenzie Duffy, Maine South 62 Steals Sarah Costello, Downers North 100 Abby Smith, Romeoville 96 Nicole Ekhomu, JCA 92 Liz Rehberger, Resurrection 79 Nikia Edom, Plainfield East 70 Angelica Osusky, Romeoville 66 Kathleen Doyle, Benet 65 Kiera Currie, Romeoville 64 Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA 62 Christen Prasse, Benet 62 Regan Carmichael, Maine South 62 Destiny Hollins, Lockport 59 Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection 58 Brianna Harris, Romeoville 55 Nina Maggio, Plainfield East 55 Anna Novak, Lockport 48 Jacqui Grant, Maine South 46 Hennessey Handy, Plainfield Central 44 Field Goal % Paige Kooi, Lockport .520 Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA .510 Peyton Winters, Downers North .500 Daniella Cortez, Plainfield Central .500 Eimily McGuire, Maine South .490 Gabby Williams, Plainfield East .490 Jacqui Grant, Maine South .480 Kate Moriarty, Resurrection .470 Liz Rehberger, Resurrection .470 Free Throw % Emily Schramek, Benet .890 Emily Eshoo, Benet .870 Liz Rehberger, Resurrection .800



Johnson holds off teammate to win Daytona By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service

Jimmie Johnson sped away from the field after a restart with six laps left in Sunday’s Daytona 500 and held off a charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the 55th running of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway. The victory was the 61st of Johnson’s career in his 400th start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and his second win in NASCAR’s most prestigious race. Earnhardt finished second for the third time in the last four Daytona 500s. Mark Martin ran third, followed by defending series champion Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman. Greg Biffle ran sixth and Regan Smith seventh. Polesitter Danica Patrick came home eighth, the best-ever finish by a woman in the Daytona 500. With tandem racing all but absent in the points race for the new Gen-6 race cars, passing was difficult and track position paramount. “You can’t ride and wait for things to happen,” Johnson said. “You have to race all day long and fight for track position.This race car, this Lowe’s Chevrolet was so good. (Crew chief) Chad Knaus and all of Hendrick Motorsports had me a fast car, and I could really stay up front all day long. I had a lot of confidence in the final few laps leading the train, (because) I knew just how fast the car was.” Earnhardt got a strong push from Martin on the last lap, but couldn’t catch Johnson off the final corner. “I couldn’t have done much without Mark helping me here

at the end,” said Earnhardt, who was fourth at the white flag. “I was hoping he was thinking what I was thinking as we come off of Turn 2 on that last lap. I felt like we needed to make the move a little earlier than off (Turn) 4. “I kept backing up, backing up, trying not to let guys get racing behind us too much. If somebody ducked out of line a couple rows behind Mark, I was going to have a gap, (and) me and Mark could take off, not get hung up with those guys. Once we come off of 2, mashed the gas, got a run on Danica, sidedrafted her a little bit. “I don’t know why them guys didn’t pull down in front of me besides Jimmie, but we got through 3 and 4 with a pretty good run. Once we come to Turn 4, we kind of run out of steam, didn’t have enough to get a run on Jimmie.” After a restart on Lap 182, following the fifth caution of the race for Jeff Burton’s hard contact with the outside wall at the entrance to the tri-oval, Keselowski and Johnson ran side-by-side at the front of the pack, trading the lead as their respective lanes gained momentum. A caution for debris on Lap 192 set up the six-lap dash to the finish with Johnson in the lead in the outside lane. Patrick made history when she led the field to green from the pole position. On Lap 90, she reached another milestone. Surging to the lead after a restart, she paced the field on Laps 90 and 91, and, in doing so, became the first female driver to lead a lap in the Daytona 500 and the first female to lead a green-flag Lap in the Cup series.

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the 2013 Daytona 500.

WEEKLY RACING UPDATE ADVOCARE 500 MARCH 3, noon, FOX Phoenix International Speedway

JOLIET TICKETS ON SALE NOW Tickets for Chicagoland Speedway’s 2013 season, including the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, are on sale now. From now through April 1, fans have the opportunity to get the best race admission ticket prices of the season.Tickets can be purchased online at www. or by phone at 888629-RACE. Off the track, Chicagoland Speedway is introducing the new Pit and Infield Fan Zone Experience, which is available for single-day or weekend purchase. The Pit and Infield Fan Zone Experience features an Infield Fan Zone with music and entertainment, pre-race concert access, NASCAR personality Q-and-A sessions, tech inspection viewing areas, an up-close look at driver introductions and on Sunday.

STANDINGS 2012 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 47 2) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -5 3) Mark Martin -6 4) Brad Keselowski -6 5) Ryan Newman -7 6) Greg Biffle -9 7) Danica Patrick -10 8) Michael McDowell -12 9) J.J. Yeley -13 10) Clint Bowyer -13 11) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. -15 12) Aric Almirola -16

2013 Nationwide Series 1) Sam Hornish, Jr. . 2) Alex Bowman 3) Parker Kligerman 4) Brian Scott 5) Justin Allgaier

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News NAMI family education course starting soon NAMI Will Grundy will sponsor the NAMI Family to Family Education Program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with a mental illness. The 12-week series of classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 through May 16 at the NAMI Will Grundy office, 417 S. Taylor St., Joliet. The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress. The curriculum has been written by an experienced family member mental health professional and the course will be taught by NAMI-Will Grundy family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors. The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult sons and daughters, partners, and significant others who are caregivers of person with severe and persistent mental illness. The course is not appropriate for individuals who themselves have a major mental illness. The NAMI Family -to-Family Education Course is free. For more information or to register,

call NAMI Will-Grundy at 815-7319103.

JTHS alumnus named to ‘theGrio 100’ list Joliet Central High School Alumnus Kenneth Strickland, Class of 1985, has been named to NBC’s annual “theGrio 100” list for 2013. The list recognizes African Americans who are Strickland making a difference in the lives of Americans from a variety of work fields. Strickland has been a member of the NBC News family since 1995, and was promoted to the head of the Washington, D.C., bureau this past October. Strickland is a graduate

of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in mass communications. His parents are the Rev. Lishers Mahone, Jr., pastor of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, and Betty Mahone, a retired Joliet Central teacher.

Krieger honored for Once Upon a Child Franchise owner Elaine Krieger of Once Upon A Child of Crest Hill recently was honored with a Sales Excellence Award at the franchisor’s annual Conference and Trade Show Jan. 21-24 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. “The idea behind Once Upon A Child is so simple,” said Krieger.“Kids Krieger continually

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL FEBRUARY 27, 2013 outgrow their stuff, often before it is worn out. So it makes sense to have a place where families can turn their children’s outgrown items into cash, and buy the next round of clothing, toys or equipment all at the same time.”

Learning Step Pre-School open houses The Lockport Township Park District’s Learning Step Pre-School offers open pouses for parents to come and learn about this program and meet the teachers. Open Houses are offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on these dates: • Thursday, Feb. 28 — Central Square – 222 E. 9th St., Lockport • Thursday, March 7 — Richland Fieldhouse – 1919 W. Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill.This center is for Almost 3, located next to the grade school. The Learning Step Pre-School provides children ages 3 to 4 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 show a copy of the birth certificate at time of registration. For more information, call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

Youth Holiday OASIS The Lockport Township Park District will host a Holiday OASIS program at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., in Lockport for first- to fifthgraders. Activities include: free play, games, sports, movies, snacks and swimming.The following dates are available for OASIS. The times for each day are 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Cost is $30 per day. For more information, or to register call 815-838-3621, ext. 0. Oasis dates are March 1, March 4, March 25, March 26, March 27, March 28, March 29 and April 1.



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