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NEWS City explains tobacco license to Joliet business owners


SPORTS Minooka places 20th in state

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Our Village, Our News


Ride the

Bicycling event to draw record attendance By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

This Saturday’s Ride the Rock event is not only one of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s largest programs, but it is also on track to be the largest gathering in the event’s own six-year history. So far the event has already tallied 2,166 pre-registrants, 500 more than last year. “This is the first time we’ve exceeded

2,000 pre-registrants,” said Bruce Hodgdon, public information officer for the Forest Preserve District of Will County. “It grows more popular every year, which tells us that the people who are doing it are enjoying it and that they are telling their friends.” Ride the Rock began back in 2006 in an effort to inform residents of Joliet and surrounding villages of the 15-mile loop trail that runs through the area. The trail combines three smaller trails: Rock Run, Joliet Junction and the I&M Canal State Trail. See ROCK, page 2

MAY 9, 2012 Vol. 4 No. 36




City explains tobacco license to Joliet business owners By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

The city of Joliet invited area retailers out last Thursday to share the details of a proposed tobacco license that would go into effect later this summer. A handful of business owners and store managers meet with city officials, who stressed a lack of compliance with current laws as the main reason for the new license. “We do three compliance checks a year, and last year there were 40 businesses in town that were selling to kids,” Police Chief Michael Trafton said. “It’s definitely a health issue, and you have to prevent that.” Business owners shared Trafton’s concerns with regards to selling tobacco to minors, but raised concerns over the

ROCK Continued from page 1 Hodgdon said that they did not initially plan on turning the event into an annual program, but the positive response and turnout made the decision to continue the event an easy one. Since its inception, Ride the Rock has grown into one of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s largest and most well received events. The event’s hub will be the Rock Run Greenway— I&M Canal Access, in Joliet. Participants should meet there in order to register and take part in a host of family-fun activities. The first 1,000 guests to register at the event will receive a free T-shirt, and everyone who pre-registers will be entered into a drawing for a free bicycle. Only attendees who register by Thursday, May 10, will be able to receive the free T-shirt. “We have people out there from very young children to

“In a way it is a good thing, but I don’t know why

we have to have a license. It’s just extra revenue. I mean the laws are already in place.” Harish Bhatt, owner of Basinger’s Pharmacy implementation of the proposed license and its cost. “In a way it is a good thing, but I don’t know why we have to have a license,” Harish Bhatt, owner of Basinger’s Pharmacy, said. “It’s just extra revenue. I mean the laws are already in place.” Despite costing only $100 annually, Bhatt feels it is just one more fee the city is trying to pass onto businesses. “It’s just more rules on top of rules,” he said. The license would also allow

the city to fine store owners, in addition to clerks, when a tobacco product is sold to a minor. Currently the city only issues a ticket to the clerk responsible for selling the product. “All we can do is give a citation to the person that sold the product, so that person is probably not going to tell their manager,” Trafton said. “Now we have some teeth. If that sale is made, we can call the owner [or] we can call the store manager.” If a business is found to

older citizens,” Hodgdon said. “We get largely families, but we also get individuals who come out to ride the trail. We like to package this as an opportunity for families to spend good, quality time together.” Participants will also be treated to a number of activities at the Rock Run Greenway— I&M Canal Access throughout the day. Heroes and Legends will be on hand to sell food, and family activities such as bike

safety checks, face painting and a petting zoo will be ongoing. Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center is the main sponsor of Ride the Rock in 2012. The event is free of charge and takes place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Rock Run Greenway—I & M Canal Access. For more information or to register for the event, call 815-727-8700 or visit

have sold to a minor, they will be called in for a compliance hearing. The officer in charge of the hearing could then issue a fine, require various forms of training or recommend revoking the businesses license all together. The severity of the punishment would depend on the number of violations. However, some business owners were concerned by this lack of specificity. Trafton said it is similar to the city’s liquor license and allows the hearing officer to measure the severity of the offense.

“If a guy has no idea his clerk sold, should he be held to the same standard as the owner who sold the cigarettes?”Trafton said. “You have to take each case on its own merit, [and] you need to view each case separately.” The license is currently pending approval by the City Council, and city officials said it would be voted on at their May 13 meeting. If the license were approved, retailers would most likely be required to obtain it by mid-July.

Caterpillar machinists strike over contract disputes By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

Retirement is right around the corner for Caterpillar employee Bruce Boaz, 57, who has worked at the manufacturer’s Joliet facility for over 39 years. As one of the more senior members of International Association of Machinists Local 851, Boaz said the new employment contract being offered by Caterpillar would have a negative effect on seniority rights. “Most of the senior people are where they want to be,” Boaz said. “But with this alternative work schedule, they can come in and tell me ‘you’re working afternoons now.’ I work days. I’m not moving anywhere. I’m staying here until I leave.” A curtailment of seniority rights is just one reason why the 780 members of IAW Local 851 voted to strike on Sunday April 30. Contract negotiations between Caterpillar and Local 851 had been ongoing since March 19, but a 580-36 vote shot down the new contract and prompted a second vote. This

time the vote was on whether or not to strike, and 94 percent of the union voted in favor of a walkout. The new contract would freeze wages for six years, increase healthcare premiums and end pensions for employees that are not already locked in to the program, said Local 851 official Steve Jones. “With stagnating wages and increased premiums, all we’re going to do is take reductions for six years,” he said. “[Caterpillar] considers this to be a competitive contract, and obviously we consider it a concessionary contract.” Caterpillar spokesman Rusty Dunn said that the company feels the contract is fair to employees but would not comment on any specifics. “We’re not going to get into a debate with the union,” Dunn said. “The negotiating teams handle that and that’s where the discussion belongs.” However, Dunn did try to correct some errors in fact that he said have been circulating in the media. The final offer made to Local 851, last Sunday, did

not include pay cuts and did included incentive pay. Dunn also said that workers hired before May 2005 would have their wages locked in, while workers hired after May 2005 would be subjected to “market-based wage adjustments.” Jones said the union is concerned that having their pay tied to market-based wage adjustments does not guarantee wage increases. The Joliet facility employs over 2,000 workers, and Dunn said there has been minimal effect on output. “Things are going as well as expected from an operating standpoint,” he said. “Our contingency workforce continues to run the businesses as normal.”

On the Line Meanwhile in front of the Joliet facility, Boaz, Jones and dozens of other Local 851 members have been holding signs and walking picket lines for over a week in an attempt to rally public support. See CAT, page 4





CAT Continued from page 3 The group cheers every time a passing automobile honks their horn to show support, a frequent occurrence on this highly used stretch of Route 6. “Yeah it’s loud,” Jones said of a blaring semi-truck that sped past. “But, it’s when they stop honking that you have to worry.” Jim Tucker, 41, has worked at the Joliet facility for 19 years. He said that his noticeably hoarse voice was the result of days of yelling at cars entering the Caterpillar facility. “What did your grandfather do for a living?” he yelled to an expensive-looking black sedan as it entered the facility. “These are some of the proudest moments of my life, standing here with my brothers,” Tucker said to a group of strikers.

Steps away, Boaz told the group that the contract is not just detrimental to senior members, but every member of Local 851. “You younger guys, they want to freeze your wages,” he said. “They can keep you two years and say ‘good bye.’ It sucks.” Jones echoed the sentiments of the other members of Local 851, but he stressed that the union is not looking for a handout. “We’re not trying to become wealthy or rich,” he said.“We just don’t want a reduction in our standard of living. We want to be able to continue to raise our

families in the fashion that we have.” Caterpillar has not yet reached out to the union, but Jones is hopeful that the company will contact Local 851 soon. Dunn, on the other hand, shot down the notion. “There certainly are no new talks scheduled that I am aware of,” he said. “We continue to be open to continuing discussions when the union is prepared to deal realistically with the issues before us.”

Calendar MAY 9 Troy TRIAD Yellow Dot And File Of Life Discussion. 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Sgt. Teri Ellingham of the Will County Sheriff’s Office will talk about the life saving programs of “Yellow Dot” and “File of Life”. An Illinois Department of Transportation program, the Yellow Dot program is a lifesaving, traffic safety initiative that provides first responders with critical information to improve emergency care for persons involved in vehicle crashes. Light morning refreshments will be served. The event includes free admission and free parking but seating is limited. Please call 815-744-1968 to reserve your seat. Springield Drive-Down. The Chamber’s annual Springfield Drive-Down will be held on May 9-10. All legislative meetings will take place on May 9, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner, to which all the area legislators are invited. Cost is $135 per person, which includes everything except your hotel reservation. A block of rooms have been set-aside for the night of May 9 at the Holiday Crowne Plaza. Please call the Chamber for more info or to register. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation by calling 217-529-7777, and mention that you are with the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce. Smart dogs for kids. 6 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy Library. This is a fun, interactive class that will include dog safety, obedience techniques,teaching tricks, and how to play and interact with dogs in a safe

and healthy way. Learn how to communicate so your canine will understand your language and vice versa. To sign up, call 815-725-1715 or visit www. Teen Writers Group. 6:308 p.m. at the Gaylord Building in Lockport. Do you ever write stories or poems? Explore your ideas, sharpen your skills, get new ideas, and enjoy free snacks at this group. For teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call 815-838-0755. Adult book discussion. 7 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy Library. Come to discuss “The Lonely Polygamist” by Brady Udall.

MAY 10 Tween Scene: Crest Hill. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Crest Hill

Library. Come to Tween Scene to do cool things like science, trivia, and crafts. This month, make a kite and have a kiteflying contest. Registration in advance is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. For ages 9-12. Library Board of Trustees Meeting. 7 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy Library. The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library board of trustees.

MAY 11 Trinity Christian School “Time of Your Life” Musical. 7 p.m. at Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. “Time of Your Life” is a journey through the decades and the ten commandments. The musical features 75 of the

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL MAY 9, 2012 school’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Humor, nostalgia and music come together to teach timeless lessons about being a follower of Christ. The musical features music, dance and costumes from the


1940s through the millennium. Tickets can be reserved online at Suggested donation is $5 per person. For additional information, please call the school at (815)5779310.


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.


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Joliet Person(s) unknown stole a U.S. flag and the pole it was on in the 1800 block of Sunrise Lane on April 23.


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Eduardo Rico,26,555 Ohio, Joliet, was cited on April 23 on E. Cass and Henderson for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while license suspended.





Paulo Camacho, 27, 5024 Tallman St., Chicago, was cited on April 23 on N. Hickory and Lime for driving while license suspended and operating an uninsured vehicle.


Houston Thomas, 37, 1319 Demmond Court, Joliet, was arrested on April 24 on N Briggs and Elgin for possession of cannabis under 30 grams.


Nolan Blackwell, Jr., 39, 101 Pheasant Run Road, Joliet, was arrested on April 25 on S. Chicago and Old Elm Road for failure to dim headlights, no valid license, illegal transportation of alcohol and DUI.


Firas D. Elayyan, 36, 10216 S. Cook Ave., Oak Lawn, was cited on April 25 on W. Arsenal and I-55 for driving while license suspended and speeding.


An 86-year-old victim stated that while raking her yard around 2:30 p.m. on April 25 on an unknown male approached her and engaged in conversation regarding her fence. While speaking to her the subject coaxed her to walk the fence line while intermittently speaking Spanish on his cell phone. After a short conversation, the subject walked to her driveway where the victim observed him enter a tan Jeep Cherokee. Upon returning to the inside of her residence, she observed various jewelry missing. The subject was described as Hispanic, approximately 36 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 155 pounds. He was wearing denim overalls,


1 black jacket, red baseball hat and black Rockport shoes. The victim stated that she was sure of the type of shoes because the subject stated to her that he had just purchased them for $149. Mark S. Blackamore, 34, 200 Reichman, Joliet, was cited on April 26 on S. Chicago and Mills Road for driving while license revoked.


Person(s) unknown entered a private mailbox and removed five pieces of mail that the homeowner had placed there for the mail carrier to take on April 26 in the 2600 block of Chevy Chase Drive.



Kevin M. Dillon, 19, 15215 S. Sunshine Circle,

Plainfield, was charged on April 27 on Caton Farm and Satellite Drive with speeding and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Sheriff’s deputies observed a white Ford Taurus driven by Keondre D. Blackmon, 23, of 757 Jasper, Joliet, pull into the far south automatic wash bay at 1610 S. Chicago. Deputies pulled into the north side bay while two deputies exited the vehicle wearing fully marked police uniforms. As the Taurus began exiting the bay one of the deputies approached the vehicle and commanded him to stop. Blackmon refused the orders and accelerated the


See BLOTTER, page 8


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under the influence of drugs, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and speeding.

Continued from page 6 vehicle. While attempting to find another escape route the deputy opened the driver’s side door. Blackmon then struck the deputy with the car door after putting the vehicle into reverse and accelerating. Blackmon was charged with aggravated battery. The deputy sustained a knee injury. Contact Candidate Physical Ability Test for additional information/charges. Derrick Blanton, 26, 1951 Wooster Court, Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 27 on South Briggs and Interstate 80 for driving


Marcus L. Brown, 36, 2222 Cottonwood Drive, Joliet, was arrested on April 28 on Mills Road and Rowell Avenue for possession of a controlled substance and a traffic sign violation.


Heath S. Erwin, 38, 120 Oakwood Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested on April 28 E. Cass and Fairbanks for man/delivery of cannabis under 30 grams, driving while license suspended and improper lane usage.



An 85-year-old victim stated that while her

daughter had run to the store three unknown men entered her residence and stole jewelry on April 28 in the 0-100 block of Independence. The victim stated that she tried to get up from her chair but the offenders told her to stay seated and took her phone away. Jim Biggerstaff, 41, 8420 W. 45th St., Lyons, was cited on April 29 in the 500 block of N. Briggs for driving while license suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


Lockport 17

Rogelio Maria-Daman, 55, 19254 John Kirkham

Drive, Romeoville, was cited on April 29 on W. Division and S.

Weber for failure to signal and no valid driver’s license.

Take 5


H o ro s c o p e s


1 Revisiting the past? 11 __ shot 15 “Been there” 16 Country with a green, yellow and red flag 17 Israelites, to many 18 Hone 19 The sport of shooting, in Soissons 20 Took in 21 Finn’s friend 23 Sarah McLachlan’s record label 25 Chinese port also known as Xiamen 27 2012 games host country, in Olympics code 28 Come to 29 Like some boxers 31 “Who __ we kidding?” 32 Personification 34 Tales you can also read backwards? 36 Fakes

39 “To reiterate ...” 41 Notable Nixon gesture 42 Jenny Fields’s son, in a 1978 best-seller 44 Luv 45 Talked up 47 Certain dieter’s concern 51 Go (for) 52 Objects 53 Glassy-eyed one 55 Brand named for two states 57 __ favor 58 Whitman of “Arrested Development” 59 Essex neighbor 60 Female pop trio since 1979 64 Go back, in a way 65 Only place on Earth where crocodiles and alligators coexist 66 Lowly worker 67 Pans, and how


1 Popular mint 2 Mariner from Japan 3 “The Piano” extras 4 USNA grad 5 Pay for 6 Airport offering 7 Succulent genus 8 Cargo carrier 9 Summer abroad 10 Good thing to learn 11 Duck in the Eurasian taiga 12 Singer known for unconventional outfits 13 Basic math course 14 Second-least populous st. capital 22 Bridge response 24 Immortal college coach 25 Santa __ 26 Illusion 30 Ready to father 33 Let it all out 35 Shepherdprotecting org.

36 KOA amenity 37 Petroleum processing byproduct 38 Pioneer in sidescrolling video games 40 Tearjerkers of a kind 43 61-Down crossers: Abbr. 46 How some stunts are done 48 Fighting force 49 Hole widener 50 One may come with wings 54 Refrain from singing? 56 “Bring __!” 57 Tudor widow 61 See 43-Down 62 Gp. for teachers 63 Emulate Sir Mix-A-Lot


In the week to come, energy levels will run high. You may be aware of animosity between friends or coworkers, but stay out of it for your own good. Use energies wisely and tend to your own business.

Be generous without being overly familiar. You might meet up with someone in the week to come who has still waters deep enough to hide the Loch Ness monster. It might be wise to not dig too deeply.

Too many cooks spoil the broth. In the same way, too many people may try to influence your opinions in the week to come. Don’t break off a relationship due to someone’s subtle manipulations.

You want to play fair in both love and war. Final results are the only things that seem to count in the week ahead. Ancestry may influence who you are, but you are responsible for that which you become.

Got favors? You will find an ideal time to ask for favors or mend fences. People will be more willing to offer support or lend a helping hand in the week to come. You may need to guard against overspending.

Loyalties might realign. If at all possible, avoid a rift in the upcoming week. Don’t burn any bridges and avoid people who carry matches. You may be better with business plans than romance.

If you lived here, you would be home by now. When you compare your home, mate or possessions to what others have, you end up dissatisfied. Be content with what you have in the week ahead.

Your conscience, or even your partner, will prevent you from making impulse purchases. Reassess your goals; you may view them in an entirely different light by the end of the coming week.

Heads or tails, you win. Even if you make changes that seem to create complications, something good will come out of it. You can sell just about anything if you focus on being friendly this week.

If you seize the day, you will be seen as the right person for the job. Through hard work, you can make a favorable change in the week ahead. Nothing, however, will be handed to you on a silver platter.

Test uncharted waters in the week to come. You can overcome resistance to your ideas or opposition to your plans. Mark Twain said, “A man with a new idea is a crank, until the idea succeeds.”

Look for a friend to pull you out of a jam. In the week ahead, people who take charge and issue executive orders could send you off into a funk. Focus on being more understanding and cooperative.


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Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • PUPPY • DROOP • REDUCE • SQUIRM


Training for submarine duty has to be -- UNDERTAKEN




INSIDE: New leader takes over in NASCAR Pick vs. the Pros, page 12; JCA’s Duchene nears perfection, page 14



Minooka takes 20th in state By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After placing 19th in the state a year ago, the Minooka bass fishing team just wanted to better their season this year.

BASS FISHING While the Indians placed 20th this year, coach Stan Tischer was happy with the performance. “We caught our limit both days,” Tischer said.“We just didn’t catch the big fish. This is the first year we have ever caught our limit of fish and any time you can catch your limit it is good.” In the boat for Minooka was a pair of juniors in Dan Scott and Austin Akers. “Dan has been three times,” Tischer said. “He was alternate twice and he has practiced on that lake one time each year, but we really don’t get a lot of time on the lake. The coaches got out there one weekend this year to go along over the water.” See STATE, page 15

Submitted Photo

Head coach Stan Tischer, from left, Dan Scott, Austin Akers and coach Dave Barney hold their 2012 sectional title.

Indians win conference track meet By Scott Taylor Sports Reporter

To win a conference championship, you need to get points from as many events as possible, especially where you don’t expect them.

GIRLS TRACK For Minooka, Maria Rossi gave it an early charge en route to defending its Southwest Prairie Conference title. Rossi came out of nowhere to win the discus event with a throw of 105-09.

“My entire family was here, so I guess it put pressure on me to do well today,” Rossi said. “It was awesome. Everyone was throwing high and with the wind coach told me to keep it low.” It was as surprising to her as it was to many others. “I never thought I would be a conference champion,” Rossi said. “I came in seeded seventh. I was thinking that I wasn’t going to finish in the top four in my senior year and that sucks.Then I ended up winning, which is exciting.” Her points were big in getting the Indians the title with 147 points. Plainfield North was

second with 95. “We weren’t expecting a point in discus at all today,” Rossi said. “This helps out the team. It is a big accomplishment for the team. I hope I can keep it going next week. It would be awesome to go to state.” Also stepping up were the likely suspects, such as senior Kiley Saunders, who rallied the 4x8 relay squad to first place (9:37) after she started the third leg in second. “I used to run anchor my last three years, but from Christmas to Valentine’s Day I had mono,” Saunders said. “So I’ve been

taking it slowly. This was my first time running with this relay team. I wanted to prove myself as a strong component of the team so I could stay on it. I just went in with the goal of getting the team in first place. I wasn’t worried about my time, jus the girl in front of me.” That relay team is looking good for qualifying at the state meet Thursday at the Joliet West Sectional. “We just ran our school record time of 9:37, and it is under the qualifying time,” Saunders stated. “So next week my main focus will definitely be this 4x8. I made it to

state last year in the 800 and today was my first open 800 in a month. Today was really important to get a good seed time. I want to be in the fast heat.” Saunders finished second in the 800 (2:22.6). She was also happy with repeating as SPC champs. “Especially with winning conference last year, it was really cool to do the back-to-back,” Saunders said. “I’m closing off my junior and senior years as conference champs.” The other winner for the Indians was the 1,600 relay (4:00.89).




Guglielmucci grabs top spot after Talladega race Executing perfectly a move he had saved for the right occasion, Brad Keselowski pulled away from Kyle Busch on the final lap to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at at Talladega Superspeedway in a green-whitecheckered-flag finish. Busch had pushed Keselowski to the lead on Lap 193 of 194 in a race that went six laps past its scheduled distance at the 2.66-mile track. The two cars ran bumper-to-bumper until Turn 3 of the final lap, when Keselowski entered the corner high and dived to the bottom of the track, separating his No. 2 Dodge from Busch’s No. 18 Toyota. After he ditched his dancing partner, Keselowski pulled away to win by .304 seconds, a relative whipping at a track where wins typically are measured in thousandths of seconds. The victory was Keselowski’s second of the season, second at the 2.66-mile track, the sixth of

his Sprint Cup career and the first for Dodge at Talladega since Dave Marcis took the checkered flag 36 years ago. Matt Kenseth, who led the field to the final restart on Lap 193, came home third, followed by Kasey Kahne and series leader Greg Biffle. Clint Bowyer, David Ragan, Trevor Bayne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton completed the top 10. After the Earnhardt Jr. ninthplace finish and finishes in the 30s from Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson, WJOL’s Mike Guglielmucci passes the Bugle’s Mark Gregory for first place in the standings. Fellow Bugle reporter Scott Taylor fell to the bottom of the oack, while the readers vaulted him for fourth. Last week’s reader pick was Matt Marshall of Crest Hill who chose Earnhardt. Jr. Keselowski’s victory ended a wild final quarter of the race,

which produced four cautions in the final 45 laps. As the field began a round of green-flag pit stops on Lap 143, a massive chain-reaction wreck in Turn 3 eliminated a handful of contending cars, including the No. 24 Chevrolet of pole-sitter Jeff Gordon. Contact between the Ford of Aric Almirola and the Chevrolet of Dave Blaney triggered the crash, which also collected Martin Truex’s Toyota, Edwards’ Ford and Juan Pablo Montoya’s Chevrolet, among others. “It was like a wreck at a stoplight,” Edwards said. “Everybody started checking up and hitting each other.” As the field crossed the finish line on Lap 181, contact from Keselowski’s Dodge sent the Chevrolet of Kurt Busch spinning into the inside wall at the entry to Turn 1. Keselowski then pulled away for the win on the next restart.

Sports PICK VS. PROS Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Driver

Pts. Diff.

1. Greg Biffle



2. Matt Kenseth



3. D. Earnhardt Jr. 369


4. Denny Hamlin



5. Kevin Harvick



6. Martin Truex Jr. 332


7. Tony Stewart



8. Jimmie Johnson



9. Kyle Busch



10. Clint Bowyer



11. Carl Edwards



12. Brad Keselowski 299


13. Ryan Newman



14. Paul Menard



15. Joey Logano



16. Jamie McMurray 253


17. Juan Montoya



18. Jeff Burton



19. Kasey Kahne

246 -132

20. AJ Almendinger 242


Mike Guglielmucci, WJOL Racer’s Forum Last wk: Earnhardt (9th) Total Pts (10 races): 317 Mark Gregory, Bugle Staff Last wk: Johnson (35th) Total Pts (10 races): 316 Scott Paddock, Pres., Chicagoland Speedway Last wk:Johnson (35th) Total Pts (10 races): 307 Readers Last wk: Earnhardt (9th) Total Pts (10 races): 307 Scott Taylor, Bugle Staff Last wk: Edwards (13th) Total Pts (10 races): 299

Sun., May 6, Noon, FOX

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Denny Hamlin

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Clint Bowyer THIS WEEK’S PICK: Greg Biffle

Keith Plyer, Joliet Jimmie Johnson THIS WEEK’S PICK: Jeff Gordon

To make your pick, email the driver’s name, reader’s name and hometown to mark@

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Duchene almost perfect in JCA win By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Joliet Catholic Academy senior Kevin Duchene has had some great performances on the mound for Hillmen, but last week’s gem in a 7-0 win over East Suburban Catholic for Benet may one of the best. The University of Illinois bound lefty did not allow a base runner through 5 2/3 innings, four outs shy of throwing a perfect game. With two outs in the top of the

ROUND UP sixth inning, however, Benet’s Bobby Tumpane hit a slow ground ball up the middle. JCA second baseman Zach Melone made a good play on the ball, but Tumpane beat it out. “People were talking in the dugout,” Duchene said of the perfect game. “It’s hard not to, we are a bunch of 17 and 18 year old boys. I tried not to focus on it and go out and hit my spots. It just wasn’t meant to be today. I got into a rhythm. My slider and curve were spot on today and it was the first time I felt like I had pin point control over the them all season. Benet (10-10, 2-3) would finish with three hits, added a pair of solid base hits in the seventh, but they couldn’t ruin Duchene’s day. He finished with 13 strikeouts and no walks on the game. The shutout moved him to 5-0 on the season with a 0.25 ERA. “Kevin is a complete pitcher,” said JCA coach Jared Voss. “In about a month here, there a lot of kids from Illinois who will be going in the top few rounds of the (Major League Baseball) draft that throw a lot harder than Kevin, but I will argue that is a complete pitcher against them any day and he showed it today.” • Joliet West defeated LincolnWay West 4. Matt Koran went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs, scored in the win. He also drove in six runs and stole three bases for West (1611). • Lockport defeated Highland 17-5 at the Edwardsville Invitational. Austin Mastela went 2-for-3 had three RBI for the Porters (17-10). Tommy Hook and Dan Sullivan

each had a pair RBI. The Porters lost to Glenwood 6-5. Josh Altmann provided a pair of RBI for Lockport in its first game of the day. In the opener, Lockport defeated Edwardsville 4-2. Mastela and Doug Matthews had two RBI each. Lockport went 2-1 in the tournament. • Joliet Central beat Argo 9-4. Zachary Goetschel had a threerun double and a total of four RBI for Central (9-18). • Minooka defeated Romeoville 8-0 as T.J. Condon and Austin Polcyn each homered and drove in three for Minooka (20-8, 12-3).


Joliet Catholic split a double header with Fenwick, winning the opener 6-2 and losing the nightcap 4-3. Alex Kennedy had three RBI in the first game, while Haley Gerl contributed two hits and two RBI in the second game for JCA.


Lockport placed second at the Wheaton Warrenville South Sectional with 14 points, finishing behind the hosts who had 15.5. The Porters top doubles team of Becca Krzyszkowski and Amy Benes defeated WWS’ Alexa Nelson and Jess Dombrowski

21-18, 21-12 to claim the sectional title. Lockport’s other duo of Hannah Hollatz and Jorie Gorski beat Katie O’Malley and Megan McDonald of Wheaton Warrenville South 21-19, 22-20 for second. Both doubles teams advance to the state meet.

Lockport’s Sara Napoli defeated teammate Kelly Miotti 2321, 21-13 for third place, as both advance to the state meet,


Lockport shutout Joliet West 9-0. See ROUNDUP, page 15

Sports ROUNDUP Continued from page 14 Lauren Labanauskas scored twice and had an assist for the Porters (14-7, 5-0).

BOYS TRACK C.J. Monroe won the shot put with at throw of 52-feet, 9.5-inches to help Lockport win the Bill Jackson Invite title last weekend.

STATE Continued from page 11 The alternates, sophomore Jenny Harris and freshman Grant Ferbend, this season were also underclassmen, so all four fishers will be back next year. Minooka caught 11.1 pounds of fish each day, but had a penalty on the second day for a dead fish and ended the tournament with 21.10 pounds. “We were catching on spinner bait, crank bait and soft plastics,” Tischer said.“We had a lot of bites and caught a lot of fish, we never got the big ones. We needed that one four, five pound category.” Tischer said that aside from the competition on the water, the kids have a lot of chances to interact with their peers. “We go down Thursday and the state has a big banquet for everybody,” Tischer said. “And then the one night we all go to an all-you-can eat crab legs place. It’s just a really good time.” To get to state, Minooka won the Heideke Lake Sectional with a total weight of 8.64 pounds.

The Porters tallied 187.33 points, beating Hillcrest (164), Plainfield South (143), Plainfield North (142) and Plainfield East (117) seventh.

GIRLS TRACK Lockport won both of the distance races at the SWSC girls track meet Thursday. Sam Stanley ran the 3,200 meters in 12 minutes, 09.25 seconds, while Megan O’Brien win the 1,600 in 5:08.51. Krista Nauseda won the pole Scott reeled in the top fish, weighing in at 2.72 pounds. Locally, Plainfield Central was fourth (3.68 pounds) and Downers Grove South was fifth (3.66). Minooka’s second boat was sixth with 3.42, while Plainfield North (2.28) was ninth and

vault with a leap of 11-feet and Lane Kadlec won the discus with a throw of 110-8.

BOYS WATER POLO Lockport beat Lincoln-Way Central 12-2 behind five goals from Dave Hir.

GIRLS WATER POLO Lincoln-Way Central beat Lockport 6-4. Liz Latka and Megan Cavanaugh had two goals each.

Romeoville (1.60) rounded out the top 10. Joliet West placed fifth at the Braidwood Lake Sectional with a total weight of 9.99 pounds. Maine East caught one fish in the Skokie Lake Sectional totalling 1.2 pounds.




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