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APRIL 17, 2013

Vol. 5 No. 33

WHO’S IN CHARGE WITH AT LARGE? McFarland wins council seat, but two spots still undecided


s three Joliet City Council incumbents wait to find out which one of them still holds office, newcomer Jim McFarland can concentrate on what he would like to do as a Joliet Councilman-at-large. McFarland, the leading votegetter in the April 9 council race, already has resigned his political post as Troy Township clerk. “It is a little overwhelming to see the large lead that we received,” McFarland said. “I think it is a clear message that we need to reevaluate what we are doing on the council. Anytime that you are the one that is guaranteed, the seat is See AT LARGE, page 2


Jim McFarland speaks to his supporters on election night April 9 during his successful bid for a Joliet City Council at-large seat.



AT LARGE Continued from page 1 nice, but we are going to go in as a team and address the issues that we have in Joliet.” Meanwhile, the Will County Clerk’s Office still has to go through nearly 900 ballots not counted on Election Night. Those remaining votes will determine the fates of incumbents Jan Quillman, Mike Turk and Don Fisher, separated by a relative handful of votes after the counting was done Election Night. Also, Mayor Tom Giarrante had heard current District 4

Councilwoman Suzy Barber was considering resigning for health reasons. Should that occur, Giarrante would solicit candidates to replace her, and submit one to the council for approval. District 4 includes the near West and East sides, north of Jackson Street, to the city’s boundaries on the East. McFarland said no matter which incumbents retain their seats, he wants them and all the current council members to work together. “I have been elected twice, and my record stands on the last two positions I ran for and won that I follow through on the goals and

News initiative that I ran on,” he said. “What I ran on is my promise to the people and hopefully my fellow councilmen will work with me to address these issues.” McFarland also said that his campaign promises will not go away now that he has won a seat. “We have to keep the promises that we ran on and address things like the high unemployment in Joliet,” he said. “People want to work and the hardest thing is for someone that wants to work not to be able to find a job.I have to address these issues with the other council members and work to fix these statistics. We also have a 50 pound gorilla on our backs right now with the fear of another casino coming the south suburbs and Chicago, which will greatly impact the city budget. We need to work together and realize there is a mandate out there for some changes in the way the city operates and hopefully my counterparts are ready to work.” Not only work, McFarland said, but work together. “I have learned to compromise and I think it is important that look at issues, not personalities,” he said.“We have to work together to better Joliet.” Meanwhile,the fates of Quillman, Fisher and Turk hang in the balance.

“At this point in time, it is hard for any one of the three of us to declare victory,”Turk said Tuesday night. He was referring to the fact that Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots won’t count the absentee ballots postmarked by midnight on April 8 or the provisional and grace period ballots until April 21. “I have never seen an election as close as this one in the 26 years I have been on the city council and the six years I was on the Joliet park board,”Turk said.“(McFarland) ran a very aggressive campaign, and I congratulate him.” Although the election results are up in the air,Turk seemed ready to go back to work. “I am looking forward to working with (McFarland), the mayor and the rest of the city council to move Joliet forward,”Turk added. Fisher was appointed to the city council in 2011. He spoke briefly Tuesday night about his first race for a seat on the city council. “We had a good committee, and we all worked very hard.Whatever happens is what was meant to be,” Fisher said. And that will be determined by the remaining uncounted ballots. There are several types.Provisional ballots are cast by county residents who go to their polling place and find that there isn’t an application

on file for them, Voots explained. In this situation, there can be several explanations. Perhaps the resident registered to vote at the Secretary of State’s office and the information wasn’t forwarded to her office, Voots said, providing one example. The resident is allowed to vote, but the ballot is sealed in an envelope. It then is verified and counted on April 21. Under a new law, some provisional ballots can be cast by residents who request absentee ballots but never receive them. They also can be cast by someone who requests and receives an absentee ballot but does not return it to Voots’office.If that voter brings the absentee ballot to a polling place, it will be cast. But the vote will be sealed in an envelope and then verified on April 21 before it is counted,Voots said. Grace period ballots are cast by voters who do not register by the cutoff date. If they come to Voots’ office and register, they are allowed to vote. But they must vote immediately after registering. By 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Voots and her crew were wrapping things up at the county office building. “I think it went well,”Voots said. Nick Reiher, Mark Gregory and Stewart Warren contributed to this article.


Joliet Election Results The following are the results of contested races Joliet, Lockport and Crest Hill areas. Note that totals will not be final until the votes are canvassed on April 21. (x denotes winner) JOLIET: Councilman At-Large, Vote For 3 (Will and Kendall) Don Fisher: 4,708 Jim McFarland: 5,918 x Michael F.Turk: 4,760 Jan Quillman: 4,771 JOLIET GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT 86 Board Member (East Side) - Full 4 year term, Vote for 1 Gwen Ulmer: 675 x Alicia Morales: 424

Andrew Mihelich: 16,174 x Tina Markley: 14,435 x Brad Baber: 11,301 Jesse L. Maggitt: 4,043 Theresa A. Berkey: 12,921 Douglas Muir: 7,964 Daniel O’Connell: 14,005 Diane M. Harris: 12,960 Barbara K. Adams: 14,577 x JOLIET PARK DISTRICT Park Commissioner, Vote For 3 Timothy Broderick: 3,209 x Sue Gulas: 3,858 x Jane Condon: 2,984 Jim Albritton: 2,685 Art Schultz: 3,080 x Amy Wendell-Blish: 1,365 Wilibaldo Cervantes, Jr. (Willie): 1,044

JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 204 Member, Vote For: 3 Tyler J. Marcum: 5,149 x Tracy Spesia: 6,160 x Rhonda Stefanski: 4,329 Eileen Roche-Kopchak: 2,935 R. Dale Evans: 4,407

JOLIET TOWNSHIP Highway Commissioner, Vote For 1 James J. Maffeo: 3,531 x Barry E. Mead: 1,813 Township Trustee, Vote For 4 Robert F. Wisniewski: 3,373 x Jeffery M. Wallace: 3,110 x Raymond F. Slattery: 3,019 x Suzanne M. Adamic-Albert: 3,256 x Ryan Alm: 2,030

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT 525 Board Member - Full 6-year term, Vote for 3

LOCKPORT: Mayor, Vote For 1 Steven Streit: 2,774 x Kelly Turner: 885

Alderman Ward 1, Vote For: 1 Richard J.“Dick”Van Dyke: 305 Kristopher A. Capadona: 586 x Alderman Ward 2, Vote For 1 Brian L. Smith: 735 x Michelle Heintzelman: 362 Alderman Ward 3 - Full 4 year term, Vote for 1 Thomas J. Kelly: 242 Darren A. Deskin: 469 x Alderman Ward 3 - Unexpired 2-year term, Vote For: 1 Samantha Neitzke: 236 Jason Vandermeer: 381 x Patrick Doyle: 82 LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP HS 205 BOARD MEMBER (Vote For 4) Lisa M. Bickus: 4,625 x Kurt J. Heinz: 2,826 John Lukasik: 4,473 x Edward Kerfin: 2,822 Lou Ann Johnson: 3,216 x Ann M. Lopez-Caneva: 3,691 x Jeff Przybyl: 2,839 Frank L. Voscholler III: 1,493 WILL COUNTY DISTRICT 92 Board Member, Vote For 4 Doreen Sweis: 746 x Tim Houlihan: 764 x Thomas J. Adamczyk: 752 x James L. Malevitis: 649 James A. Gorecki: 838 x


LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Vote For 1 Ron Alberico: 4,145 x John Barbush: 3,149

CREST HILL: Mayor, Vote For 1 Peter R. DeLaney: 1,026 Raymond R. Soliman: 1,464 x

Highway Commissioner, Vote For 1 Norbert Likar: 3,592 John Cielensk: 3,669 x

Clerk, Vote For 1 Vicki Hackney: 1,262 x Christine M. Vershay-Hall: 1,159

Township Collector, Vote For 1 Dean Morelli: 4,004 x Gordon Butler: 3,148 Township Trustee, Vote For 4 Mike Kelley: 3,597 x John Batusich: 3,511 x Raymond Semplinski: 3,264 Barb (Stefanek) Boyce: 3,385 x Melissa Chovan: 3,139 Grant Spooner: 2,691 William Sterling: 2,688 Michael Lewandowski: 3,448 x LOCKPORT FIRE DISTRICT Trustee, Vote for 1 Barbara DeLaney: 2,847 Rudy Jezek: 1,323 David Palya: 2,997 x WHITE OAK LIBRARY TRUSTEE (Vote For 2) Adam Sulich: 3,692 Gayle Crompton: 5,588 x Victor D. Zack: 4,617 x

Treasurer, Vote For 1 Glen Conklin: 1,539 x Giovan “John” Cullotta: 813 Alderman Ward 2, Vote For 1 Brenda Lelis: 151 Barbara “Barb” Sklare: 188 x Alderman Ward 4, Vote For 1 Andrew J. Cisarik: 490 Charles Convery: 627 x RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 84 Board Member, Vote For 3 Julie Starasinich: 1,009 x Michelle Cipiti: 657 Bridget Wisz: 646 Sylvia Zielke: 784 x Jeffrey Sierakowski: 727 x Stormy Reiter: 682 Jennifer Johnson: 629 SHOREWOOD-TROY LIBRARY REFERENDUM Yes: 605 No: 2,301



March for Babies set for April 21 Hundreds of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and

thrive — on Sunday, April 21, at Joliet West High School. Funds raised also support programs in the Joliet community that help moms have healthy, fullterm pregnancies. It will kick off the 75th

Anniversary year with registration beginning at 8 a.m., at Joliet West High School.At 9 a.m. walkers will prepare for the walk by warming up with Elixir Fitness,then heading off on a 3-mile walk concluding with one lap around the track. The event will include food, refreshments, raffle drawings, and more. This year’s Ambassador Family is Joel and Amy Erickson, with twins Quinn and Mason.They will talk about the March of Dimes mission and the important role the March of Dimes has played in their family. Funds raised by March for Babies in Illinois help support community service, education, prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts to help improve the health of the nation’s mothers and babies. Title sponsors include Bill Jacobs Auto Group, D Construction, and many others. For more information, go to, or call Renee Madrigal at 815-600-8087.

St. Joe Bruncheon and Fashion Show May 4 In preparations for annual spring closet cleaning, the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Bruncheon & Fashion Show on May 4th that will feature new trends for this upcoming season. The Auxiliary has orchestrated an exciting event that will inspire your spring wardrobe and offer some bargains on gently used designer purses and trendy jewelry. The Fifth Annual Old Bags and New Rags Fashion Show, chaired by Marcia Garrison, will be held at the Bruce J. Wallin, MD, Conference Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Convenient, free parking is available in the Springfield Avenue parking deck. This year’s newest fashion trends will be featured from Hansen’s Villa in Manhattan. Members of the Auxiliary, friends and executives from Presence Saint Joseph will model a variety of the latest styles. “We are excited to continue our annual

show to help you revitalize your wardrobe ideas while enjoying great food with great people, all with the goal to raise funds toward our annual pledge to benefit the Greatest Needs of the Medical Center,” said Christine Weaver,Auxiliary President. New and gently used purses will be available, and a Silent Auction will provide the opportunity to garner some bargains and have lots of fun. The bruncheon starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $45 each, and can be reserved by calling 815.725.7133, x3339. For more information, visit stjoes/auxiliaryfashionshow. All funds raised will be used toward the Auxiliary’s $75,000 pledge toward the hospital’s Greatest Needs. Last year’s Auxiliary donation is supporting an Emergency Department Rejuvenation project, which will provide improved work flow, privacy, and an updated look for the Emergency Department..


Will Co. to vote on concealed carry gun resolution in May By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

The Will County Board will vote at its May meeting on a non-binding resolution supporting a statewide concealed carry law. A revised resolution passed out of the board’s Legislative and Policy Committee 4-1 on April 9. It could have been voted on by the full County Board at its April 18 meeting, but board leadership on April 11 decided to hold off another month. Board members Steve Balich, R-Homer Township, and Don Moran, D-Romeoville, reminded leadership at the April 11 Executive Committee meeting that due to a December federal Appeals Court ruling, Illinois no longer will have an Unlawful Use of Weapons law on the books as of June 8. In effect, that means anyone in

Illinois could carry a gun on them anywhere in the state so long as they had a valid FOID card, said Moran, who also is president of the Illinois State Rifle Association. Balich also noted that Illinois is the only state that does not have a concealed carry law. But Speaker Herb Brooks, D-Joliet, said he didn’t realize the County Board could take up the issue as early as April 18. He said he had some questions, including one brought up at the leadership meeting by Bob Howard,D-Beecher, chair of the Legislative and Policy Committee, at the request of the Bugle/Enterprise/Sentinel Newspapers. Howard referred to an amendment to the resolution recently added that states: “Amend the Freedom of Information Act to prohibit from Inspection and copying

information and applications for licenses to carry a handgun; and about license holders contained in any database created by the Act … , except as authorized by that Act.” Moran told the leaders the language was added to mirror that already in effect regarding Freedom of Information and FOID cards.The Legislature approved that particular legislation after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan attempted to allow full disclosure of applications for FOID cards. It is likely there are enough votes on the County Board to pass the resolution. But the vote will be far from unanimous. Some,such as Democratic Caucus Chair Diane Zigrossi, D-Lockport, Reed Bible,D-Plainfield,and Moran’s District 3 running-mate Beth Rice, D-Bolingbrook, believe concealed carry is a state issue that the county has no business getting into.




Police Blotter

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. Angela T. Stark-Hamilton, 41, 921 Lois Place, was arrested at 8:59 a.m. April 5 at 100 Richards for Criminal Trespass to Vehicle. Monica Pettiford, 38, 120 Arch Court, was arrested at 12:36 p.m.April 5 at that address for Domestic Battery. Brossie McKinley, 34, 1851 Asbury Circle, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. April 5 at that address for two counts of Aggravated Domestic Battery and Domestic Battery. Jonathan D. Thurmond, 24, 318 Princeton Ave., Lockport, was arrested at 10:47 p.m.April 5 in the 300 block of Water Street for Criminal Trespass To StateSupported Land. Lino Arroyo, 25, 517 Scribner, was arrested at 1:44 p.m. April 5 at 723 Collins St. for E. Possession of Controlled Substance Thaer Assi, 32, 11245 Harlem,Worth, was arrested at 2:54 p.m. April 5 at 1100 Parkwood for Criminal Trespass to Residence. Jerry C. Moffett, 18, 416 W. Bellarmine Drive, was arrested at 10:17 a.m. April 6 at 417 Bellarmine for Criminal Damage to Property and Aggravated Assault. Antonio Morado, 49, and Antonio Morado Jr. 24, Andrew Morado, 18 all of 1209 N. Center, were arrested at 1:57 p.m. April 6 at that address forAggravated Battery and Mob Action. Maria Del Carmen Figueroa, 29, 628 Morgan, was arrested at 3:33 p.m. April 6 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. D. Rideout, 10 Treyvonne 20, 217 Henderson was arrested at 4:57 p.m. April 6 at 316 Bluff for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Calderon, 18, 11 Alessandro 5037 Seeley, Chicago, was arrested at 5:49 p.m. April 6 at 17 Dwight for Unlawful Use of Weapon. M. Hurrings, 54, 611 E. 12 Jane Cass, was arrested at 7:56 p.m. April 6 at that address for Battery. B. Davis, 44, 2715 13 Kenneth Harrison, Chicago, was arrested at 8:24 p.m. April 6 at 1534 Englewood for Criminal



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Trespass To State-Supported Land. Z. Stewart, 50, 26 W. 14 Paul Clinton, was arrested at 11:05 p.m.April 6 at that address for Aggravated Battery. Alvarado, 40, 207 15 Manuel E. Webster, and Humberto Lopez, 27, 1007 N. Charlesworth, were arrested at 11:57 p.m.April 6 at Elwood and Parks for Possession of a Controlled Substance. T. Auld, 29, 16 Christopher 147 S. Main St., Lombard, was arrested at 4:24 a.m. April 7 at 777 Hollywood for Criminal Damage to Property. D. Thompson, 17, 17 Devarrius 303 Edward, was arrested at 1:21 p.m.April 7 at Mississippi and Grant for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, No FOID Card and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. A. Slater, 31, 516 18 Melissa Ravinia Drive, Shorewood, and Marina F. Wood, 58, 1671 Lunt, DesPlaines, were arrested at 3:21 p.m.April 7 at 2510 Route 59 for Retail Theft. T. Norah, 34, 509 19 Leonard W. Jefferson, was arrested at 8:55 p.m. April 7 at 509 W. Jefferson St. for Aggravated Battery to a P.O., Obstructing a P.O. and Resisting a P.O. W. Lukas, 22, 135 20 Anthony Pueblo Court, Frankfort, and Augusta Spearman Jr.,30,208 Davis, were arrested at 1:24 a.m. April 7 at 615 Benton for Residential Burglary. Spearman and Lukas later were arrested at 615 Benton for Possession of Cannabis.

Anne P. Coleman, 34, 24542 S.Alessio Court,Channahon, was arrested at 2:51 a.m. April 7 at 151 N. Joliet St. for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. S. Parkes, 31, 1816 22 Latania Olde Mill, Plainfield, was arrested at 5:26 p.m. April 8 in the 1800 block of Olde Mill for Dogs Running At Large. C. Arceneaux, 23 Anthony 18, 424 Cardinal Lane, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 12:06 p.m. April 8 at 960 Royce for Possession of Cannabis. Mattson, 82, 1784 24 Roselle Hillcrest, was arrested at 12:02 p.m. April 8 at 2524 W. Jefferson St. for Theft. B. Perry, 19, 1206 25 Mark Hague, was arrested at 12:47 p.m. April 8 at 1801 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. S. Gunia, 29, 1527 26 Jennifer Marquette Road, was arrested at 1:11 p.m. April 8 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. M. Griffin, 23, 780 27 Navell Sunset Court, University Park, was arrested at 2:38 p.m. April 8 at 16313 Kedzie, for Assault, Violation of Bail Bond and Stalking. Stacie J. Walters, 51, 163 28 Barbara Jean, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. April 8 at 2524 W. Jefferson St. for Theft. J. Nabors, 21, 209 29 Damion N. Broadway, was arrested at 8:14 p.m. April 8 at 316 N. Bluff for Criminal Trespass to Real Property.


Michael V. Stoddard Jr., 43, 104 Nicholson, was arrested at 10:53 p.m. April 8 at Hickory and Oneida for Burglary from Motor Vehicle. Gray, 32, 404 S. 31 Chadra Joliet, was arrested at 12:29 a.m. April 8 at 379 S. Chicago St. for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. M. Housley, 19, 32 Kenneth 2111 Englewood, was arrested at 7:10 p.m. April 9 at 817 Robin Lane for Criminal Trespass To State-Supported Land. M. Glover, 53, 2372 33 Denise Woodhill Court, Plainfield, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. April 9 at that address for Dog Running At Large. Lee Bailey Jr., 26, 507 34 David Sehring, was arrested at 2:14 p.m. April 9 at 216 Richards for Resisting Obstructing P.O., Criminal Trespass to Real Property and on a Will County Warrant. L. Arrington, 18, 230 35 Delvin Fairbanks, was arrested at 3:31 p.m. April 9 at 2nd and Sherman for Possession of Cannabis and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. M. Anderson, 18, 36 Detrion 222 Anderson, was arrested at 1:58 p.m. April 9 at 201 E. Jefferson St. for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. S. Castillo, 30, 37 Santiago 226 N. Broadway, #6, was arrested at 4:10 p.m. April 9 at 1619 W. Jefferson St. for Criminal


Sexual Assault. G. Ocampo, 22, and 38 Cindy Mayra A. Maxinez, 22, 5304 Aladdin Court, Plainfield, were arrested at 6:50 p.m. April 9 at 1401 Route 59 for Retail Theft. J. Morgan, 36, 611 E. 39 Flora Cass, was arrested at 11:13 a.m. April 10 at 52 McDonough for Possession of Drug Equipment and on a Will County Warrant. D. Nelson, 19, 40 Christian 1426 N. William, was arrested at 7:48 p.m. April 10 at that address for Unlawful Use of Weapon. Rodriguez, 34, 41 Veronica 3118 Nantucket Drive, was arrested at 6:54 a.m. April 10 at that address for Battery. M. Gonzalez, 42, 410 42 Juan Catalpa, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. April 11 at 150 W. Jefferson St. for two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. A. Gilbert, 30, And 43 Revell Nisha M. Bailey, 26, 415 S. Chicago, were arrested at 7:52 p.m. April 11 at 150 W. Washington St. for Aggravated Battery of a Child. A. Engelhardt, 25, 819 44 James Clement, was arrested at 9:03 p.m.April 11 at that address for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Ramirez-Zavaela, 45 Jorge 32, 511 Irving, was arrested at 3:03 a.m. April 11 at Broadway and Ruby for Obstruct Identification.




Letters to the Editor Government workers need to take pay cuts I was gratified to hear that our President, Secretary Hagel and a couple of Congressmen had volunteered to give back 5 percent of their salary to assist with sequestration and our excessive debt. Promises are wonderful and well meaning, but the more efficient and sure way is to simply begin a 5 percent payroll deduction immediately. Now is the time for all other government workers who earn more than $80,000/year, including all those on Capitol Hill, to take a similar 5 percent pay deduction. This action would reduce the need for 14day furloughs. All government hiring should cease immediately. Vacancies

should be filled by promoting someone up or accessing other current agency personnel and replacing active enforcement people who are performing administrative work with other civil servants currently on board. Additionally, every government office should cut their operating budget by 5 percent for supplies, travel, and operating expense. These actions, if evenly shared, would not shut down or drastically reduce services. Those who remain would have to pick up the slack. Speaking of stepping up- who was asleep concerning the $700 million that was meant for Hurricane Sandy relief? It appears that the money was spent, but no one knows to whom or where it was given.

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Those in charge should be dismissed.Those who slept through it should be fired. If anyone took funds for their own use and/or unauthorized use, they should be prosecuted. These actions would go a long way to improve our financial health. Mark Turk Joliet

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Illinois participates in a national tradition of observing April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.April is devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our communities into places that care about and actively support families and children.

By making sure all parents in our communities have access to quality child care, affordable health services, parenting education resources, substance abuse treatment, and mental health programs, we make progress toward what the month stands for, preventing child abuse. Child Abuse Prevention Month is about connecting all of these things together so that solutions to child abuse receive the attention that we need and that people expect. It is not enough to care about the problems of child abuse and neglect and to address the consequences. We also have to pay attention to the kinds of efforts that will prevent it from happening in the first place. It’s a shared responsibility. We all play a part in caring for our nation’s

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children and supporting families.The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. It was chosen to represent the hope and promise that every child deserves to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. The Learning Experience, located at Renwick and Weber Road in Crest Hill, is an early learning academy providing pre-school, day care, summer camp, private kindergarten, and before and after school care for children ages 6 weeks and up. Stop by to pick up your pinwheel to plant in our “pinwheel garden.”.Pinwheels will be displayed throughout the entire month of April. Lynn Shepka The Learning Experience Crest Hill




Joliet West junior selected for Young Scientist Training Program Although Joliet West Young Scientist Training High School student Program (YSTP) for Alex Paramo is only 2013. a junior, he’s already The YSTP is an eighttaking steps to ensure week summer program he is one day accepted for outstanding to his dream college. minority high school Paramo was recently students. Student selected as one of 10 Alex Paramo participants gain students to participate experience in research, in the University of Chicago medicine, and the biological

sciences. The program allows students interested in science to work in the laboratories of the University of Chicago, where they will learn skills with mentors. “I did some independent research and found a program that I thought would give me great experience in my area of focus,” said Paramo, who hopes to

major in Bio-Medical Engineering in college. “Given the prestige that follows the University of Chicago, I decided to follow through on the application.” In order to be selected for the program, Paramo had to fill out an online application. He was also required to provide letters of recommendation from a current science teacher, his principal,

and an individual of his choice. Paramo is in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) academy at Joliet West, and has already taken a number of science courses, including Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Biology 2. He plans to take AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science and Physics 2 next year.

Music Lesson


The Joliet Central High School String Orchestra recently received a lesson from Uruguayan-born composer and University of Chicago faculty member, Elbio Barilari. Barilari’s visit came as part of a grant the University of St. Francis received for outreach into the community.

Joliet East Kingsmen to hold reunion July 27 An all-school reunion for Joliet East High School graduates from the classes of 1964-1983 will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Joliet Memorial Stadium. The cost to attend with a pre-paid reservation is $15 per person.Alumni may also pay at the gate for $20 per person. Prices include admission and one drink coupon. The event is for adults 21 age and older. To make reservations, contact the Alumni Office at 815-7276763 or No tickets will be issued for the event, and a reservation list will be at the gate during the evening of the reunion.

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H o ro s c o p e s Whatever you can visualize, you can accomplish. You may relish every opportunity to employ creative energy in the week ahead. You have both the enthusiasm and the imagination to make dreams a reality.

Let your fingers do the walking. Don’t be too proud to ask for help in the upcoming week. A problem can be solved, but your attitude toward the problem can prevent you from finding a solution.

Vibrate with vision. You can think ahead and use your imagination to dissolve limits. In the upcoming week, use your stockpile of both knowledge and intuition to make wise choices about the future.

Expect to be more popular than usual this week. Those big, sweeping gestures will endear you to your friends, but you don’t need to spend every penny in your piggy bank to impress real friends.

Sympathy is the instrument to create a symphony in perfect harmony. Exude understanding and compassion during the week to come and watch people change their tune. It is prime time to start key projects.

Crack the code. Your mind can grasp the most subtle details of a business deal. In the week to come, you can use your brains and your brawn to get key projects accomplished.

Get out your crayons, coloring book, scissors and paste. You will receive a chance to be more creative than usual. You possess enough energy to pursue both hobbies and career objectives this week.

You are getting better all the time, in every way. This week might be a good time to begin a health program or to get in touch with your spiritual side. A little self-discipline will go a long way.

People may be grateful for unsolicited advice, but some prefer to think on their own and draw their own conclusions. During the week ahead, be sensitive to areas where you may create dependencies.

Take a peek at an emerging situation through someone else’s eyes. Your home base might be a beehive of activity in the week ahead and you might need to shed some preconceived notions.

Running away from your problems is a race you will never win. Your piggy bank might only contain pennies now, but dollars will add up quickly. Changes to your finances might be permanent.

If you focus on ways to get inspired you won’t get tired. Even the most mundane jobs will have something that can raise your spirits. Exercise your compassion, not your wallet, in the week to come.


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Calendar APRIL 18 The Joliet Township Athletic Boosters will host its ninth annual Night of Champions at 5:30 p.m. at the Local 176 IBEW Banquet Facilities, 1100 Northeast Frontage Road, Joliet. The 2013 Night of Champion honorees include the 1970 Joliet Central Basketball Team; JT Athletes Andy Tomala, Chris Crowther and Eric Parker; the Steelmen of the Year, Ed Lewandowski; and the Tiger of the Year, Dr. Cheryl McCarthy. Tickets for the Night of Champions are $40 a person. For more information, call Glen Marcum, 815-723-6362 (Day) or 815741-1229 (Evening). Lockport women to meet. The Lockport Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Public

Landing Restaurant in Lockport. The program will feature Jenna Eisenberg, a well-known motivational speaker. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $20.   For more informataion about this meeting and the Lockport Woman’s Club, contact Dona at 815280-5499, Toni at 815-8389488, or Pat at 815-722-4003.

APRIL 20 First United Methodist Church of Lockport Free Movie Night. First United Methodist Church of Lockport will host a free Movie Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with the showing of “Rise of the Guardians.” The free evening includes candy and popcorn. For more information, see the church website at or

call the church office at 815838-1017 between 9 a. m. and noon weekdays. The church is located at 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport. ‘Lights! Camera! Auction!’ fundraiser. Regional CARE Association will host its annual spring fundraiser, Lights! Camera! Auction! at Lewis University in Romeoville. A benefit performance of The Beaux’ Stratagem will be given by the Philip Lynch Theatre and a complimentary dessert bar will be available. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. with the performance starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 For more information, call Regional CARE at 815-722-7000, or visit www. For more calendar, items, go to www.

INSIDE: Taylor’s take: rain, cold weather hamper sports schedules, how will the IHSA fix it?, page 12



SPC race heats up as temps stays cold By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

The 2013 Southwest Prairie Conference softball season has gotten off to a strong start. With what appears to be the strongest and most competitive year of its existence, every game has turned pivotal in the race to the championship. “Top to bottom, this is the best I have ever seen it,” Minooka coach Mark Brown said.“We’re 2-2 right now, so we just need to take care of our schedule and hope some things go our way. Right now we’re only worried about one game.” “It’s stacked this year,” Central pitcher Kaleigh Nagle said. “All the schools are good this year, every team has gotten better. We have to play our A game every game.” “The parity, I haven’t seen it this much,” Central coach Anne Campbell said. “It’s going to be a wild ride. It could be anyone. It’s great to win conference, but that’s not the ultimate goal and these kids know that. It’s still important and you have the rivalries, so every game is important. It’s going right to the wire. Everyone has established programs and a lot of experience.” That is what made the April 11 game between Minooka and Plainfield Central (8-3 overall, 3-1 in SPC) all the more important as both were coming off of losses two days prior. An early unearned run for Central proved to be the difference in a 1-0 win in Minooka. “In the past, two looses meant you were probably out of it,” Brown said. “But this year, two losses could win it, so that’s what we’re banking on.” “We knew we had to come prepared against Minooka because they are a good team,” Nagle said. “Losing the last game

definitely added to the intensity. There’s still a lot more games ahead of us and we didn’t want to give it up after just one game.” A one out error in the top of the second was followed by a Wildcat double by Tara Cannella to put runners on second and third with one out. Gretchen Egly hit the ball back to pitcher Jackie Lilek, who bobbled it and threw home, but Timi Tooley got in ahead of the tag for what proved to be the lone run. “I told Jackie Lilek that is a tough loss to take as a pitcher,” Brown said. “It was a 1-0 game and it was an unearned run. We just gotta get runners on, get them over and get them in. Right now we’re not doing it.” Nagle made the score stick as she allowed just two hits, one in the fifth and one in the seventh. Nagle also helped her cause at the plate, going 3-for-4. “I didn’t like what I was seeing, she was pitching me almost all outside,” Nagle said. “I was just trying to put the ball in play. I just moved up to the plate and waited on it.” “She pitched a great game,” Campbell said.“Her and (catcher) Kristina (Shahan) work well together. Kristina called a great game and Kaleigh was right on today.” Meanwhile, Minooka has struggled offensively in recent games, scoring just two runs in three games. “We’re lunging at the ball right now,” Brown said. “Confidence is an issue right now. Hitting is contagious, both good and bad hitting. Right now we are on the negative side, so hopefully it warms up and the weather warms up. Pitching will be there all year, we know that and our defense will be there. We just need to put some runs across.” Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports

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Minooka pitcher Jackie Lilek didn’t allow an earned run in Minooka’s 1-0 loss to Plainfield Central.




IHSA needs to find a way to fix spring schedule With all of the spring rain and cold weather, Mother Nature is making things difficult on coaches, athletic directors and sports reporters due to all of the cancellations. Some of this can’t be helped,

such as the rain. You can’t play softball or baseball in puddles, same can be said of track. However, you can run in the cold, which is why the cancellations of some track and soccer events across the area

have been baffling. There used to be a day when you would suck it up and play soccer in 20 degree temps or have a baseball game at the freezing mark. I even remember playing Little League baseball with turtlenecks and long underwear on, wishing I had a parka on. After all, football players play in those elements. But those days for the other sports are no more. Rather than continue on a rant about why you should play in the cold, I will instead make a pitch that has a better opportunity of making a difference (like any powerful people will listen to me). Anyway, something seriously needs to be done about the spring sports system. For the second year in the past three, we are getting drenched with bad weather and make-up games. As nice as last year was for everyone involved, this year has been just as bad.

So, what can we do about it? Well, I have four different options. All have issues, but should be considered. First, you could start seasons later. Why can’t we push the outdoor sports back a couple of weeks? I know, this cuts into valuable summer vacation time, especially if you are a good baseball or softball team, but even state finals will still be in June. That gives you the whole month of July to plan vacations around. The other outdoor sports could probably get away with starting just a week later and still be done around Memorial Day. While there will still be rainouts, the weather tends to get drier in May and it won’t be as cold in April as March. A second option is to turn baseball and softball into summer sports. The season could start around Memorial Day with future juniors and seniors making up the varsity squads. A two-month season would lead to playoffs the last week in July and early August. The state finals would be played the week the fall sports open tryouts/practice, so the

only players missing anything are those in the state finals, which can happen in both fall and winter seasons already. I know,this would ruin summers for these players, but most of them have travel ball anyway, and if they have to get away for a week early in the season, I don’t think it would be too costly. The benefit would be playing baseball in perfect baseball conditions. This option is already in place in some Midwestern states. A third option is to move baseball and softball to the fall. This is the one option I’m not as big of a fan of. For one thing, you would have to start the season earlier than the rest of the fall sports. Having the playoffs in October isn’t the best of ideas, I would rather have the playoffs in the nice spring weather. You are also going to lose some of the football players to baseball and baseball players to football. So, the only way I could see this working is if you start games right away in August and have the playoffs in late September. The final idea and my favorite one, is to make the seasons similar to how they are on the collegiate level. Sports such as tennis and golf split their seasons between the fall and spring and I would love for the IHSA to do this in multiple sports. First off, there would be too many sports having championships in the spring, so boys volleyball and badminton would get moved to the fall. Girls soccer is played in the fall collegiately, but I don’t see that happening here unless all schools have separate soccer fields or turf fields. Having two soccer teams playing in addition to a football team is a lot of wear on that grass and if there is a lot of rain, fields can turn into mush by the end of the season. However, I believe in an ideal situation, moving girls soccer to the fall would be good. Boys and girls cross country and track and field can stay in their respective seasons, as can rugby and lacrosse. That leaves boys and girls tennis and golf, softball and baseball as the major outdoor sports left. You can start the season in August and play through September. In sports such as tennis and golf, you could have your conference regular season then. In baseball and softball, See TAYLOR, page 15




Lockport blanks Minooka to ‘Strike out Cancer’ Lockport (9-3, 1-0) defeats Lincoln-Way East 5-1 in their SWSC Blue Opener.Evan Martens (2-0) pitched a complete game allowing three hits and striking out 11 for the win. Derek Bangert went 2-for3 with a home run and two RBI. Austin Kolmodin and Jeff Duschene also had RBI for Lockport. The Porters then defeated Minooka 10-0 in the game billed to ‘Strike out Cancer.’ Proceeds were raised to go toward pediatric cancer research. Bangert was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Jeff Pattison was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Thomas Smith was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Ted Snidanko hit a solo home run. Eric Duzan pitched the win, allowing two hits while striking out six. • Minooka beat Plainfield East 7-2. Josh Mitchell earned the

win. Max Brozovich was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. In the second game, East won 3-2. Chris Costa had the two Indian RBI. • Joliet Catholic Academy swept a double header with conference rival Notre Dame. Nick Dalesandro did it all for the Hillmen in the sweep. Dalesandro pitched five innings of shutout ball and allowed only six hits while striking out seven to earn the 7-5 win. The Hillmen went up for good in the second, scoring two runs on two bases loaded walks. JCA built upon its lead with four runs in the fifth. Ryan Peter singled, scoring  Brock Pluth to start the inning. That was followed up by Dalesandro’s (2-for2) single, bringing home Peter. In the second game JCA won 3-2 in eight innings. Peter scored on an error in the

eighth and gave the Hilltoppers the lead for good. Dalesandro singled twice. Cal Placher recorded the win JCA in relief, pitching three shutout innings. Placher struck out three, walked none and gave up no hits.

•Joliet West split a SouthWest Suburban Blue double header with Sandburg winning 5-2 and falling 9-6. Jake Herron tossed a threehitter, fanning eight over six innings in game one. Alex Lakatos posted a pair of RBI singles to lead West

(8-3, 1-1) in the first game of doubleheader. Larry Holman and Zack Thomas each provided two hits and scored two runs for the Tigers. In game two, Kyle Chavez was 2-for-2 with a run See ROUNDUP, page 16




BASEBALL Average Sam Ferri, Notre Dame Ryan Schlicher, Westmont Cody Grosse, Joliet West Alex Voitik, JCA Jason Kenealy, Plainfield Central Kevin Ganzer, Joliet West Charlie Donovan, Westmont Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Jack Arkus, Niles West Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Tommy Toledo, Niles West Kyle Colletta, Niles West Christian Armstrong, Plainfield C. Nick Dalesandro, JCA Jacob Huff, Bolingbrook Michael Ferri, Notre Dame Hits Ryan Schlicher, Westmont Charlie Donovan, Westmont Zach Moran, Westmont Alex Voitik, JCA Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Jason Kenealy, Plainfield Central Nick Dalesandro, JCA Dion Ursino, Notre Dame Christian Armstrong, Plainfield C. Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Greg Pietrzak, Westmont

.471 .444 .440 .429 .423 .423 .417 .391 ,390 .375 .370 .364 .350 .345 .344 .333 .333 16 15 14 12 11 11 11 10 10 9 9

Jean Pietrzak, Westmont Runs Ryan Schlicher, Westmont Charlie Donovan, Westmont Larry Holman, Joliet West Sam Montalbano, Westmont Rylan Bannon, JCA Nick Morrison, JCA Kyle Colletta, Niles West Dion Ursino, Notre Dame Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook John Kelly, Westmont RBI Charlie Donovan, Westmont John Kelly, Westmont Kevin Ganzer, Joliet West Zach Moran, Westmont Tommy Toledo, Niles West Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Sam Montalbano, Westmont Jason Kenealy, Plainfield Central Seth Rosenberg, Niles West Jack Arkus, Niles West Joe Kukia, Notre Dame Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook Nick Morrison, JCA Chris Tschida, JCA Doubles Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Tommy Toledo, Niles West Alex Voitik, JCA

9 21 15 11 12 8 8 8 7 7 7 17 12 12 10 10 9 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 3 3

Brock Pulth, JCA Scott Flotz, Bolingbrook Jacob Huff, Bolingbrook Ryan Schlicher, Westmont Zach Moran, Westmont Sam Ferri, Notre Dame HR Kevin Ganzer, Joliet West ERA Patrick Dillon, Notre Dame Cody Pazik, Niles West Kyle Colletta, Niles West Sam Couch, JCA Nick Dalesandro, JCA Nick Yusko, Plainfield Central Jake Herron, Joliet West Tomas Aguilar, Plainfield Central Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Strikeouts Cody Pazik, Niles West Jake Herron, Joliet West Sam Couch, JCA Steve Waldrop, Bolingbrook Patrick Dillon, Notre Dame Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Kyle Colletta, Niles West Nick Yusko, Plainfield Central Adnan Sator, Notre Dame Ryan Nikolich, Notre Dame Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Wins Cody Pazik, Niles West Jake Herron, Joliet West Aleks Stobbe, Joliet West

3 3 3 3 3 3 2 0.00 0.41 0.51 0.64 0.91 1.20 1.27 1.91 2.15 24 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 12 11 11 3-0 2 2

SOFTBALL Average Maeve McGuire, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet Ashley Beck, Romeoville Adri Cura, Plainfield South Julianne Rurka, Benet Carolyn Nojiri, Downers North Marissa Panko, Benet Alyssa Mannucci, Plainfield South Briana Floyd, Romeoville Kristine Bourg, Joliet West Courtney Richardson, Maine South Olivia Valdez, Romeoville Cece Floyd, Romeoville Skye Osborne, Romeoville Lorelei Tokarczyk, Joliet West Karina Vargas, Joliet West Joy Treasure, Joliet West Angie Vargas, Plainfield South Hits Kristine Bourg, Joliet West Stephanie Abello, Benet Joy Treasure, Joliet West Adri Cura, Plainfield South Karina Vargas, Joliet West Lorelei Tokarczyk, Joliet West Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Briana Floyd, Romeoville Julianne Rurka, Benet Julie Liceaga, Joliet West

.818 .737 .714 .684 .647 .621 .556 .550 .545 .471 .458 .438 .438 .438 .429 .406 .400 .400 16 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 11 11

See STATS, page 16



TAYLOR Continued from page 12 you can play the first half of your conference season after some nonconference games. Then in the spring,all sports will begin with a few nonconference games/meets in mid to late April to get ready for the rest of the year. Then in tennis and golf you have your conference tournaments and state series. In baseball and softball, you have your second half of conference season and then playoffs the same time they currently are. Now you are playing your full season in the best weather. For golf and girls tennis, you don’t have to play your playoffs in poor conditions. For every year the girls tennis state has a full backdraw tournament played

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Puddles on tennis courts have made playing a full schedule impossible.


outside, there seems to be two years where there is no backdraw with several games indoors. This rarely happens to the boys. Golfers don’t need to deal with 40 degree fall days at state or trying to qualify for state. I understand a drawback of this is there will be multi-sport athletes who may not get to compete in as many sports. However, there are fewer multisport athletes out there, so you are catering to a smaller segment. Also, you can still play a fall and a spring sport. If you are a star football player such as Plainfield North’s Kurt Palandech or Westmont’s Jean Pietrzak, you can play football in the fall and still play baseball in the spring to help your team out when it matters most. This is a win-win situation on both fronts. Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports




STATS Continued from page 14 Katie McKay, Joliet West Courtney Richardson, Maine South Alyssa Mannucci, Plainfield South Runs Kristine Bourg, Joliet West

11 11 11 16

Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Adri Cura, Plainfield South Alyssa Mannucci, Plainfield South Julie Liceaga, Joliet West Joy Treasure, Joliet West Karina Vargas, Joliet West RBI Stephanie Abello, Benet Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Adri Cura, Plainfield South

15 12 11 11 11 11 15 14 13

Julia Liceaga, Joliet West Katie McKay, Joliet West Alyssa Mannucci, Plainfield South Doubles Lorelei Tokarczyk, Joliet West Julia Liceaga, Joliet West Adri Cura, Plainfield South Alysia Rodriguez, Joliet West Kristine Bourg, Joliet West Courtney Richardson, Maine South

11 10 10 5 4 4 4 3 3

ROUNDUP Continued from page 13 and two RBI. •Joliet Central fell to Homewood-Flossmoor 13-3.

SOFTBALL Sandburg beat Joliet West 4-0. Kristine Bourg and Joy Treasure had West’s (7-5, 0-2) only two hits in the SouthWest Suburban Blue matchup. •Lockport beat Downers Grove South 6-4 behind a 3-for4 day from Carly Dundee. She hit an RBI single in the sixth to lead a four-run rally for host the Porters (8-4). Dundee also earned the win after allowing one run in 2 2/3

Carolyn Nojiri, Downers North HR Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Adri Cura, Plainfield South Alyssa Mannucci, Plainfield South Stephanie Abello, Benet Regan Carmichael, Maine South Taylor Massaro, Romeoville ERA Elaine Heflin, Downers North

3 5 4 4 4 2 2 0.63

innings in relief. The Porters also defeated Peotone 1-0, as Kelly Pattison scored on an error. Emma Carter pitched a complete game four-hitter for the Porters. •Minooka beat Wheaton Warrenville South 8-1. Meghan Quirk pitched a one hitter for the win.

TENNIS Jack Geissler won twice at No. 1 singles and once at No. 1 doubles (with Zach Siegfried) as Joliet Catholic defeated Bolingbrook 3-2,T.F. South 5-0 and Minooka 4-1 at the Minooka quadrangular.

SOCCER Jill Hetfleisch scored four goals as Minooka blanked Crete-Monee

Strikeouts Elaine Heflin, Downers North Jenna Christie, Maine South Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Katie McKay, Joliet West Wins Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Katie McKay, Joliet West Elaine Heflin, Downers North Jenna Christie, Maine South

62 47 38 27 6-0 5-3 4-1 3-1

5-0 in leading Minooka (7-3) to a first-place finish in the LincolnWay West Invite. She also tallied both goals in Minooka’s 2-0 win over Oak Forest earlier in the day. Lilly Benig posted a pair of shutouts for Minooka. In the opening game of the invite,beating the hosts 2-1. Hetfleisch and Lacy Viano scored for Minooka.

VOLLEYBALL Joliet West lost to Andrew 2521, 25-20. The Tigers (6-7-1) also fell to Joliet Catholic Academy 2512, 16-25, 25-21. Brian Lyman led West with 12 kills, while Dominic Galvan posted five blocks and Jorge Guzman had four blocks. Armani Foster had three aces while Noah Slowik had 21 assists.



Napa no-how as Busch wins in Texas By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service

Kyle Busch won the NRA 500 on Saturday night and capped a perfect weekend when he took the checkered flag .508 seconds ahead of runner-up Martin Truex Jr. But Busch’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas, his second of the season and the 26th of his career started with a pole-winning run on Friday

that afforded him the luxury of picking the No. 1 pit stall. At the race’s crucial juncture, under the final caution for debris in Turn 4, Busch used a lightningfast pit stop and the pit stall position closest to the exit from pit road to grab the top spot for the final restart. Truex restarted on the outside and struggled to maintain contact with the race winner. Though he gained ground in

the closing laps,Truex ran out of time. Carl Edwards was third, followed by Greg Biffle and Joey Logano, who barely made the starting grid and rallied for an unexpected top five. “It feels good--oh, man,” Busch exulted after climbing from his car. “(Crew chief) Dave Rogers and these guys gave me a great piece today. We ran up front all day long. But if it wasn’t for

my pit crew, the most awesome group ever--since 2008 we’ve been together, haven’t had any changeover--man, those guys are just awesome. “They pulled out one heck of a stop right there at the end to put us up front, to give us that lead, and we were able to bring it home.” Busch led a race-high 171 laps to 142 for Truex, who was beyond disappointed with the

second-place result. “We started near the front and had a decent car at the beginning, but not great,” Truex said. “We worked on it all night and got it to where it was the best car out there. The last caution came out, and we got beat out of the pits, and that was the race. It was pretty frustrating to run second again. I feel like we’ve been in this boat and this position a bunch of times.


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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, speaks to the media after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Travis Pastrana, an 11time X-Games gold medalist currently running his first full NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, will host a fan suite at Chicagoland Speedway during the Rally, Rock and Race weekend on Sunday, July 21. Pastrana, who owns two top-10 finishes in the opening five races of his first fulltime season, will participate in a question-andanswer session with fans on Sunday morning. “I’m having an awesome time so far this year, and a huge part of that is how welcoming the NASCAR fans have been,” said Pastrana. “I love being able to talk racing with people who enjoy it as much as I do.This is a big day for our series. Without a Sprint Cup race that weekend, it’s all eyes on the Nationwide Series drivers and we have a chance to put on a great show.” The Fan Suite is a climate-controlled, luxury suite featuring a lunch buffet and light snacks with unlimited soda and water in addition to a cash bar. Fans will also be given a commemorative gift and one of the best seats in the house for the STP 300 for just $199.

2012 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 269 2) Brad Keselowski -9 3) Kyle Busch -18 4) Greg Biffle -30 5) Carl Edwards -35 6) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -35 7) Kasey Kahne -37 8) Clint Bowyer -61 9) Joey Logano -62 10) Paul Menard -63 11) Matt Kenseth -65 12) Kevin Harvick -77

2013 Nationwide Series 1) Sam Hornish, Jr. . 2) Regan Smith 3) Austin Dillon 4) Justin Allgaier 3) Brian Scott

221 -2 -8 -9 -9

2013 NRA 500 finishers 1) Kyle Busch 2) Martin Truex, Jr. 3) Carl Edwards 4) Greg Biffle 5) Joey Logano 6) Jimmie Johnson 7) Aric Almirola 8) Brian Vickers 9) Brad Keselowski 10) Ryan Newman 11) Kasey Kahne 12) Matt Kenseth 13) Kevin Harvick 14) Mark Martin 15) Clint Bowyer 16) Jamie McMurray 17) Paul Menard 18) Trevor Bayne 19) Marcos Ambrose 20) Juan Montoya




Don’t be shy with doctor about gastrointestinal symptoms By StatePoint Media

For millions of adults in the United States, daily activities like going to work or school may also be accompanied by bothersome gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and constipation. People may not talk to their doctor about these symptoms because they’re embarrassed and find the conversation a difficult one to have.They suffer in silence. Recurring abdominal pain and constipation,including hard stools and infrequent and incomplete bowel movements, may indicate a chronic gastrointestinal (GI)

condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or, without the presence of abdominal pain, chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). There is no cure for these conditions, but there are ways to help manage the symptoms, starting with a candid conversation with a doctor, sparing none of the nitty-gritty details. The time to start the conversation is now -- April is IBS Awareness Month. Dr. Steven Lamm, internist and author of “No Guts, No Glory” says patients don’t always communicate all their

symptoms to a doctor even when those symptoms may have a negative impact on their lives. “Patients must have candid discussions with their physician to find treatments that work best for them. No one should feel embarrassed to talk about symptoms such as abdominal pain and constipation.” Here are some tips from Lamm: • More exercise, less stress: Increased exercise and stress reduction have been shown to help relieve symptoms. Relaxation techniques may

help in stressful situations, and increasing exercise like walking and yoga may also help. Check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. • Change your diet: Fiber may help create softer stools that are easier to pass. High-fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, beans, and bran flakes. For IBS-C sufferers, fatty foods, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks may worsen symptoms. Having smaller portions or smaller meals more often may also help. Some people with IBS may have intolerances to certain sugars such as fructose or lactose. Limiting

intake of foods containing these sugars may also be helpful. • Drink plenty of water:About six to eight glasses of water daily are important to stay hydrated. • Over-the-counter (OTC) products: Laxatives and stool softeners are approved to treat occasional constipation. These products are not intended for long-term use without supervision of a physician and are not FDA approved for IBS-C treatment. • Talk to your doctor: Tell your doctor all of your symptoms, as well as treatments that have or have not worked for you.

Americans sharing near death experiences By StatePoint Media

If you’re like most people, you have probably contemplated one of life’s greatest mysteries, what happens after death? While every religion and system of belief has an opinion on the topic, a new book finds patterns in the testimonies of hundreds of people who have been on the brink of death and lived to tell about it. And some believe these patterns are not a coincidence. “Near death experiences are very real,” says Reverend John W. Price, the author of “Revealing Heaven, The Christian Case for Near-Death Experiences.” As an Episcopal priest and member of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, Price, has had over 200 such experiences related to him during his over 40 years of church service,  and feels these stories should be shouted from the rooftops. Many near death stories are remarkably similar -- a sensation of leaving one’s body and heading toward a light, accompanied by overwhelming feelings of love and

euphoria.The scientific community has presented a variety of biological explanations and findings in order to explain these phenomena -attributing the sensations to the effects of drugs and medication, oxygen deprivation and abnormal brain function. However, others see the shared features of near death experiences as comforting proof of the existence of an afterlife, and even a powerful guide for how we should live our lives now. “Not everyone who returns comes back with a positive story. Some have shared distressing, hellish accounts,” says Price. “But

while you are still on Earth, there are opportunities to turn things around. Anyone who lives a good life and practices kindness, no matter what their faith or beliefs are, can experience heaven.” More information about Price’s new book “Revealing Heaven” can be found at JohnWPrice. Whether you’re in the camp of science, faith or somewhere in between, near death experiences, heaven and the possibility of an afterlife are hot topics in the world of literature right now, offering curious minds plenty of avenues for exploring the possibilities.

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In order to succeed, you need to set your ego aside Q. My workplace seems wackier than usual recently. I’ve had several people just blow up at me and tell me all the ways I’m doing a bad job. I try to explain my position but they just keep criticizing me. Is there any way to deal with someone who just wants to run you down? A. Yes, and the technique I’m about to teach you will require you to put your ego to one side.The only thing that calms someone who is criticizing us is to verbally demonstrate that we fully understand their point of view. We all prefer to be understood, and to be seen as competent and well meaning. However, when we require that others at work see us in a good light we set ourselves up for misery. Even if you are a combination of Einstein and Mother Teresa, people will see you as the devil sometimes. When a customer, coworker or boss starts to put us down, there are only two ways to

respond to criticism, and each leads to a different result.You can: 1. Demonstrate verbally that you understand the person’s point of view - and get the result you want. 2. Defend yourself and give up the result you want. And, no, there is no more attractive third option. My clients who love to be right hate me when I tell them this truth.They argue that good people have to stand for something or they’ll fall for anything.They argue that people who don’t express their opinions are cowards.They argue that good people are required to make idiots see the truth. As they make these arguments, they are also miserable at work. You do not have to agree with people to use this technique.You do have to actually listen to what they are saying no matter how painful it is and you have to be able to repeat back what they say. If you vehemently think the

person’s opinion is ridiculous, realize that people don’t listen to themselves when they talk. So when you repeat it back, it actually is the first time the other person hears what they said. If what they said was ridiculous, the other person will usually pause and change their opinion only after they hear it. Ironically, the fast way to get another human being to change his opinion is to make sure that person is crystal clear you have heard and understood what he said.The problem is when we don’t like what someone says, we have a terrible time repeating it back. Your ego is most useful at work only to turn your head when your name is called. When you put your pride and ego in front of your results, you’ll be both miserable and ineffective. When you first try this technique, it will hurt. Just like the first time you go to the gym and take a new class. But each time you repeat back something you don’t like to someone who said it, you’ll find this tool gets easier.You’ll also notice your influence increasing and people becoming far more reasonable

when they’re around you. Remember, people really don’t consider what flies out of their mouth until they are presented with a person wise enough to mirror back their message.Your pride will take a back seat to your productivity. But, consider what you’ll remember in 10 years: the amazing career you now have or a temporary sting to your self-importance?

The last word(s) Q. I’ve been offered a

new job that will teach me everything I need to get promoted, but the title is not as prestigious as my current title. Should I take the job? A. Yes, sometimes at work you take one step backward to jump two steps forward. Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www.







News Volunteer workday at Isle a la Cache The Forest Preserve District of Will County, in partnership with JULIE, Inc. and Comcast, is hosting a Community Workday from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the Forest Preserve’s Isle a la Cache Museum Preserve, 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street), 0.5 mile east of Route 53, Romeoville. Parking is available at the museum. Registration is recommended. Volunteers will assist with trail maintenance, brush clearing, rubbish removal and wood chipping at Isle a la Cache and nearby preserves and trails. These efforts benefit native plants and wildlife and the community. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served to all participants. Work will take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. For information and registration, call 815-722-9387.

Easter Seals Celebration of Giving Telethon 2013 Easter Seals Regional Celebration of Giving Telethon will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Jacob Henry Mansion, Joliet. The event will be broadcast live on Joliet channel 6 and The telethon features a variety of entertainment, children and

adults with disabilities who are achieving their greatest potential for independence.

covers, blankets, towels and fabrics of any kind. Bring items for reuse and recycling.

2013 Textile Recycling event at Will Co. site

JTHS Alumni to host Broadway Spectacular

Textile Collection will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 29 to May 3, at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St. In cooperation with USAgain, the event will accept clothing, coats, shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, jackets, sweaters, shoes, boots, sneakers/gym shoes, socks, hats, neckties, gloves/ mittens, drapes, curtains, table linens, bedding, sheets, pillow

The Joliet Township High School Alumni Association will present an afternoon of music, “The Broadway & Motion Picture Spectacular,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 in the auditorium of Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave. The performance will include medleys from “Les Miserables” and “Phantom of the Opera,” “Dancing Queen” from “Mamma Mia,”“Razzle Dazzle” from “Chicago,” and more. The show features a

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL APRIL 17, 2013 70-member chorus, a 10-piece orchestra and two vocalists, the 2012 Rialto Idol, Larry Crawford, and the 2012 Rialto Junior Idol, Agne Giedraityte. Tickets for the “The Broadway & Motion Picture Spectacular” are $12 per person prior to April 26 or $15 at the door. Tickets are $6 for students and children under age 12. To make reservations, call the JTHS alumni relations office at 815-727-6763 or e- mail

Large food pantry open in Bolingbrook Power Connection’s Large Food Pantry is open on the


2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 1 to 6:45 p.m., at 999 Remington Blvd, Suite F, Bolingbrook. For a $20 donation, you can shop the aisles of canned/boxed goods, drinks, deserts, snacks, breads, fruits and vegetables. You will also receive a preselected bag of meat. There is no income verification. The Resale Connection is also open from 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on those Mondays. Available is clothing for men/women/ children as well as household items, furniture, sundries, toys and so much more. Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm. Call 630-679-6899, or visit www.



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