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Our Community, Our News

JULY 17, 2013

Vol. 5 No. 46

AFter 39 sUMMers ...


Limacher’s living memorial to the early days of Joliet has stood the test of time By Stewart Warren For the Bugle


Billie Limacher prepares for a Concert on the Hill on June 27. The annual summer concert series is in its 39th year.

Billie Limacher was worried. She stood outside the band shell at Bicentennial Park on the last Thursday in June and looked at the crowd on the lawn. More than 100 people – including tiny children and two large groups of senior citizens, many of them using canes or walkers – were relaxing on folding chairs and blankets, waiting for the Concert on the Hill to begin, the fourth of the musical evenings in the summer series of 2013.

It had been a hot, wet week, and the air was thick and sultry. On Monday, thunderstorms had downed trees and power lines. Some people had been without electricity for several days, and there was more bad weather in the forecast.The special weather radio in her office had already issued a warning. Limacher wondered if the show really should go on.There could be another terrible storm. Who could blame her for worrying? Limacher started the See BILLIE, page 3




‘It’s not over’

Landowners will protest July 23 county meeting on Illiana, South Suburban Airport

By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Plans for the Illiana Tollway and the South Suburban Airport may be cruising along, but a group of landowners plans to make sure federal, state and county officials know they are still fighting hard against those projects. Virginia Hamann of Peotone has been rallying much of the opposition, especially to the Illiana, a proposed 50-mile road that would stretch from Interstate 55 near Wilmington to Interstate 65 in Indiana.The South Suburban Airport also would be in her back yard and just got a big push with legislation allowing the state to create a public-private partnership to get the stalled airport project off the ground. Hamann’s Will County Board representative -- Judy Ogalla, R-Monee, -- told her the county plans to host congressional representatives for a transportation briefing at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the Will County Boardroom. Hamann, in turn, sent emails to her group to set up a protest at the meeting, where Susan Shea, Illinois’ Director of Aeronautics, will be among the presenters. One of her group had the idea to show those officials whom they would be displacing with those projects by wearing their work clothes. For the many farmers in the paths of the plans, Hamann wrote, that could change the atmosphere in the room. “If you happen to wear your

barn boots equipped with manure from your animals, the more the better as it will give the FULL EFFECT OF THE COUNTRY AIR the Illiana will destroy and pollute,” she wrote. Ogalla, a member of Shut This Airport Nightmare Down, said she will continue to fight the Illiana and airport plans. She and others believe both are gaining a lot of ground right now because the state elections are coming up next year. While the public-private partnership plans may take away some of the financial risk, she said, taxpayers still are paying for the state acquiring land for those projects. And, of course, the landowners will continue to lose their properties to the state, she added. “It’s not over until the fat lady sings,” Ogalla said. “And I truly believe that.” The Will County Executive’s Office set up the July 23 meeting to brief congressional representatives on a variety of transportation projects in Will County, said Alicia Hanlon, Senior Transportation Planner for the county. Attendees will hear updates on the Illiana and South Suburban Airport, she said, as well as plans to improve the Weber Road/ Interstate 55 interchange and very preliminary discussion on a Houbolt Road bridge that would link Interstate 80 and the intermodals to the south. The latter could help take away some truck traffic congestion from Illinois 53, she added.


BILLIE Continued from page 1 outdoor concert series 39 years ago, intending it to be Will County’s version of Ravinia, and it’s still her baby.The shows are held in a park that’s named after her. She is the boss. As she was trying to make up her mind,Will County Executive Larry Walsh arrived, ready to serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies.Walsh and Limacher have known each other for years, and they stood near the popcorn stand and discussed the situation. Walsh farms, and he knows the weather. “It’s not going to rain tonight,” he pronounced. Limacher seemed somewhat relieved. She headed inside to tell the musicians. “It’s not going to rain tonight,” chimed a man, paying for a bag of popcorn.“Billie wouldn’t let it.” He had a point.

Still going strong at 92 At the end of May, Billie Limacher turned 92, but she doesn’t look much different than she did years ago. Petite and slim like a tulip, she stands very straight. It’s no surprise to hear that she was a professional model for department stores when she was younger. “I did mostly furs,” she explained. Although she is older, Limacher hasn’t cropped her hair. She still wears it pulled back and bound at the neck in an oldfashioned snood.Although once very dark, the strands are now

Concert on the Hill schedule Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St., hosts the Concerts on the Hill every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. until Aug. 29. Admission is free and picnics are allowed. For more information call (815) 724-6760 or go to JULY 18: Plainfield Community Choir, soloist Lexi Smith and the American Legion Band. JULY 25: Stay Tuned String Band and the Chorus of DuPage Barbershop. AUG. 1: Keigher Academy of Irish Dance and Frankfort Brass Band. AUG. 8: Bicentennial Pops Band, a preview of the Joliet Drama Guild’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” and Times III Dance Academy. AUG. 15: Too Loud Polka Band, Eddie Korosa and the Boys from Illinois Polka Band. AUG. 22: Joliet Central High School Marching Band, soloist Karen Isberg and Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. AUG. 29: Joliet Township High School Orchestra and the Joliet American Legion Band. a softer color that suits her age. Her movements are fluid, and she doesn’t mind being on her feet. Occasionally she forgets a name. She’s still a force of nature – although the kindest, most gracious force of nature there ever was in Will County. Softspoken, kind and unfailingly polite, she gets things done. She’s the kind of person who not only comes up with good ideas – like creating Bicentennial Park as a living memorial to the early days of Joliet – but also is willing to work her tail off to turn the things that begin in her mind into reality. She isn’t afraid to ask for help or to remind someone of something that’s been forgotten. As she walks through the Bicentennial Park building, there it is, one of her pet peeves: an

office door is propped open. Valuables are inside. Limacher smiles and quietly reminds a nearby staff member that the door’s lock is there for a reason. And then she pulls it shut.

Loves history Limacher has always loved history. Back in the 1950s, she would take her children to one of the oldest parts of Joliet: Bluff Street, the city’s first street and the place where Bicentennial Park is today. She loved the old buildings made of stone and wood, and her husband’s family had ties to Bluff Street. Bill Limacher’s uncle had owned a tavern there in the city’s early days, for example. According to family lore, the uncle had given the land that became St. John’s Catholic Church, 404 N. Hickory St. But

Limacher isn’t so sure. “I think he sold it to them,” she said sweetly.“We aren’t that generous.” In the 1960s, the city tore down old Bluff Street during a burst of urban renewal. Limacher was sad, but she didn’t forget about the area and its importance place in local history. “I loved all the little buildings, and they were still there from the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s,” Limacher remembered. “The street should have been saved. They were going to put lowincome housing on it, and I fought it.” As the nation celebrated the 1976 Bicentennial, Limacher was the guiding force of a volunteer group that acquired the land, created the park and built the bandshell. Limacher has been there ever since, gathering donations, drafting volunteers, making sure the concession stand is well-stocked on concert nights. After Limacher told the musicians they would play on that night in June, she headed toward the kitchen. “Do you want us to put on more hot dogs?” asked Billy Robinson, a St. Pat’s Neighborhood resident who was volunteering in the kitchen that night. “I don’t think so,” Limacher said. Out on the lawn, a blind man sat in a chair, a dog at his feet. Two teen girls returned from a tour of the park and settled on a blanket. One couple flipped the pages of a newspaper.

Show time Walsh introduced the


Bicentennial “Pops” Band. “Welcome everyone! Are we ready for another beautiful night at the Concerts on the Hill?” he asked. Limacher had asked him to be the evening’s host,Walsh said. “Anything she asks, I try to deliver,” he said. The crowd clapped loudly.The music began. Walsh settled into a lawn chair next to Limacher.They chatted, but not for long. Soon she was on her feet, heading into the kitchen to fetch him something cold to drink. She didn’t get anything for herself.When it was all over, she would do the same thing she does after every Concert on the Hill. She’d grab a remaining hot dog and head home. Her husband would be waiting with a martini.



County confirms West Nile Virus activity in Bolingbrook Samples collected from a Health Department mosquito monitoring site in Bolingbrook represent Will County’s first confirmed West Nile Virus activity for 2013. The samples were collected July 8, and tested positive for WNV July 9.Will is one of at least 18 Illinois counties to report WNV activity so far this year. The Bolingbrook site is one of 15 mosquito monitoring facilities operated by Will County Environmental Health. Mosquitoes are collected from each site at

least twice weekly.Through July 9, 128 samples had been tested for the presence of WNV. Approximately 3 percent of the 3,948 WNV-positive mosquito samples collected in Illinois during 2012 came from monitoring sites in Will County. The county’s first WNV confirmations of 2012 were a blue jay from Wilmington (confirmed WNV-positive June 18), and a mosquito sample from Bolingbrook tested June 20. No human WNV cases have been reported in Illinois to date.


Community Briefs D86 accepting late student registrations

Joliet Park District Concerts in the Park

District 86 families who have not registered their children for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year must register their children at the J.F. Kennedy Administrative Center, 420 N. Raynor Ave. Staff will be available to register students only on from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays or noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15. For more information, visit or call the District 86 office, 815-740-3196.

The Joliet Park District is presenting free Concerts in the Park. Sponsored by First Community Financial Bank, these concerts will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Preservation Park, Wilcox and Taylor streets, Joliet. Friday, July 19, will feature Piano Man Mike Sigman with a tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel. The Legends, a Beach Boys tribute band, will perform on Friday, Aug. 16. For more information, call 815-741-7275 or visit

‘Camping Basics’ offered at White Oak

Jefferson Street patching begins July 15

The White Oak Library District will offer a free program,“Camping Basics:Tips for Beginners and Pros,” from 7 to 8 p.m.Tuesday, July 23, at its Lockport Branch Library in the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., one block west of State Street. Learn the necessary skills for a safe and fun experience in the great outdoors. A staff member from the Forest Preserve District of Will County will cover the basics of planning, packing, and set-up. Learn what to bring, what to wear, what to know and where to camp. Beginners and pros will benefit from this presentation on camping fundamentals. Contact the Adult Services Desk, Lockport Branch Library, 815838-0755, to register.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has begun its patching and resurfacing project, on Jefferson Street from Joyce Road to Raynor Avenue. The project will require occasional daytime single lane closures. One lane in each direction will be open at all times throughout the construction. Anticipated completion is Sept. 1. For more information, call 815-724-4210.

St. Peter Church Vacation Bible School St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 310 N. Broadway, Joliet will host a free Vacation Bible School

at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9. All ages are welcome to join in the “Escape to Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.” Kids can explore the marketplace shops, visit Paul, take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample tasty tidbits as they discover more about Paul’s missionary adventures. For more information or registration, call 815-722-3567, ext. 301.

Jewish Congregation donates $10,000-plus The Joliet Jewish Welfare Chest, which is associated with Joliet Jewish Congregation, recently made its first 2013 distribution of more than $10,000. Much of the distribution went to help fund national and international services such as those provided by Hadassah and its hospital, Shalva, which serves those suffering from mental handicaps and social abuse, and the Jewish Braille Institute. Chicagoland donations went to The ARK, which deals with Chicagoland poor and homeless, and Maot Chitim, which helps send food to those in need. Substantial local funding was given to Joliet Area Community

Hospice, Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Will County Center for Community Concerns, Trinity Services, Cornerstone, Daybreak Shelter, Guardian Angel Community Services and the Will County Center for Independent Living.

Joliet Grade School staff recognized Best wishes to the following 2012-2013 Joliet Public Schools District 86 retirees. These employees have worked in District 86 for a combined 543 years: Pamela Beck, Farragut Elementary; Beverly Bersano, Hufford Junior High; Brenda Byrnes,Thomas Jefferson Elementary; Connie Edmon, Woodland Elementary; Gabriel Escalante, Gompers Junior High; Kathleen Fisher,Thomas Jefferson Elementary; Clinton Geiss, Sator Sanchez Elementary; Maria Gomez, Hufford Junior High; Lizette Hemmerling, Woodland Elementary; Mary Jones, Dirksen Junior High; Janet Ledger,Washington Junior High; Kathryn Lenz, Lynne Thigpen Elementary; Zelda Lewis, Gompers Junior High; Rose Madison, J.F. Kennedy Administrative Center; Susan


McIntryre, Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.);Wayne Mooney, Gompers Junior High;Ardith Neal,T.E. Culbertson Elementary; Linda Paquette, Forest Park I.E.; Patricia Pickens, Sator Sanchez Elementary; Susan Rodriguez, T.E. Culbertson Elementary; Jill Scholle, M.J. Cunningham Elementary; Genova Singleton, Washington Junior High; Christine Springer, Lynne Thigpen Elementary; Mary Stogis, Hufford Junior High; and Frank Villela, Sator Sanchez Elementary. Congratulations to the following Joliet Grade District 86 employees who celebrated working 25 years on the job: Barbara Bohnert, Carl Sandburg Elementary; Judith Damyen, Sator Sanchez Elementary; Sandy Gavin, J.F. Kennedy Administrative Center; Jean Harmon, Hufford Junior High; Roberta Kraft, Dirksen Junior High; Floyda Mack, Isaac Singleton Elementary; Kathy Neal, A.O. Marshall Elementary; Mary Rodriguez, Edna Keith Elementary; E. Wesley Russell, J.F. Kennedy Administrative Center; Melissa Schaller, Sator Sanchez Elementary; Susan Smith, Isaac Singleton Elementary; Michael Ward, Building Support Services; and Yvette White,Thomas Jefferson Elementary.



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. Richard G. Stofan, 22, 3303 Burr Oaks Drive, was arrested at 5:59 p.m. July 5 at Essington and Twin Oaks for Possession of a Controlled Substance W/Intent. Victor Gutierrez Jr., 23, 218 Sherman, was arrested at 10 p.m. July 5 at Chicago and Liberty for Obstruct Identification. Elisa Medina,33,604 Garnsey, was arrested at 11:47 p.m. July 5 at 1305 Center for Unlawful Possession/ Use of Fireworks. Efrain Sandoval, 42, 304 Park, was arrested at 5:42 p.m. July 5 at 1300 Cutter for Operating Unlicensed Device on Public Property. Marcus L. Godfrey, 38, 309 Willow Ave., was arrested at 8:02 p.m. July 5 at 150 W. Washington for Theft. Terry Smith, 52, 509 Albert Ave., was arrested at 3:15 p.m. July 5 at 201 W. Jefferson for Aggravated Assault. Michael E. Ashley, 22, 225 E. 90th, Chicago, was arrested

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at 2:14 p.m. July 5 at 358 N. Broadway for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Terrence C. McDonald, 26, 110 Wallace, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. July 5 at 1513


Fairmount for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. Davell M. Mercer, 21, 2308 Madonna Ave., was arrested at 3:32 p.m. July 5 at 376 Water for Possession of a Controlled


Substance, Possession of Cannabis and Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. was arrested 10 Aat 17-year-old 6:46 p.m. July 5 at 2510 S. Route 59 for RETAIL THEFT. Rainey, 48, 1215 11 Elvis Rowell Ave., was arrested at 9:35 p.m. July 5 at that address for Domestic Battery. B. Lindsey, 26, 6519 12 Steve N. Newgard, Chicago, was arrested at 4:52 a.m. July 5 at 358 N. Broadway for Criminal Trespass to Land. Montgomery, 18, 13 Devonne 819 Cardinal Lane, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. July 6 at 316 N. Bluff for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Keoborakot, 53, 1703 14 Boon Oneida St., was arrested at 7:42 p.m. July 6 at 151 N. Joliet St. for Criminal Trespass to Property. R.Turner, 27, 2203 A 15 Amber Beechwood, and Shameika L. Porter, 27, 914 Parkwood, were arrested at 12:31 p.m. July 6 at 2424 Jefferson for Theft. M. Givens, 31, 16 Constance 1221 Linne St., was arrested at 6:22 a.m. July 6 at 1315 Rowell for Dogs Running At Large. L. Liggins, 30, 366 17 Derrick N. Broadway, was arrested at 9:20 a.m. July 6 at 366 N. Broadway for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. T. Adams, 20, 403 18 Treston Summit,was arrested at 6:55 a.m. July 6 at 366 N. Broadway on a Will County Warrant and for

Domestic Battery and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. A. Aguirre, 22, 662 19 Victor Chase, was arrested at 11:39 p.m. July 6 at 662 Chase for Loud/Unnecessary Noise. M.Y. Norris, 25, 1417 20 Ahndrea Englewood Ave.,was arrested at 4 a.m. July 6 at that address for Violate Order of Protection. A. Stephens, 20, 535 21 Jeffrey W. 2nd St., Braidwood, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. July 6 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Theft. R. Ogg, 63, 24165 22 Reginald S. Tryon St., Channahon, was arrested at 8:13 p.m. July 6 at 777 Hollywood for Criminal Trespass to Land. M.Bailey,30,907 Gael 23 Joseph Drive, was arrested at 8:45 p.m. July 6 at Joliet and Van Buren on a Will County Warrant and for Obstructing Identification. S. Rathbun, 24, 1857 24 Brett Cecily Drive, was arrested at 2:01 a.m. July 6 at Theodore and Essington for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Equipment. Feely, 77, 611 25 Raymond E. Cass St., was arrested at 6:18 p.m. July 7 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Lewd/Indecent Conduct. Jaime, 22, 224 Ohio, 26 Silva, was arrested at 10:56 July 7 at 556 Franklin for Criminal Damage to Property.

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Guest columnist: Larry Walsh

Partnership plan for airport is a viable solution


recognize the various groups of stakeholders who have joined the discussion of the South Suburban Airport through the years have not always agreed on the best way to build and operate the airport. Without a consensus, there was no clear path forward for too long. As Will County Executive, I never compromised our goal to ensure Will County retains control just to move this project forward. At the same time, I now recognize that the current model authorizing the Illinois Department of Transportation to enter into a public private partnership (P3) to build this airport is a viable one. Senate Bill 20, the P3 legislation approved by the General Assembly in May,

allows IDOT to develop the SSA in collaboration with local stakeholders including Will County and the municipalities of Beecher, Peotone, Crete, Monee and University Park. In addition, there will be an opportunity for regional leaders outside of Will County to be involved. With this legislation, once and for all, we will learn from the Federal Aviation Administration if indeed, the South Suburban Airport is a viable site or not.The FAA has received all chapters of the master plan and a definite decision will be forthcoming. What has changed? This legislation has reduced the uncertainty surrounding the future of the SSA and will provide a fresh start for open communication between local leaders and the

state to move this project forward. Anyone who questions whether local participation is likely to occur need not look any further than another major IDOT project currently underway in Will County: the study of the Illiana Expressway. Throughout the Illiana Corridor Study, IDOT has maintained an open, transparent public process that relies heavily on local involvement to create a viable project to minimize the impact on people and communities and provide a strong foundation for future growth and development in the region. Public involvement with the Illiana has involved direct communication not only with elected officials, but with county residents and, most importantly, affected landowners. Not everyone supports the Illiana,

but the feedback I’ve received from residents is IDOT has made every attempt to develop a plan that is sensitive to local needs. Judging by the turnout and tenor of the event held June 26 at Governors State University, regional leaders are eager to forge a new beginning for the SSA. IDOT should be applauded for bringing regional leaders together to open up lines of communication and provide everyone with a comprehensive update on the project. As in the past, I will continue to protect the interests of Will County and its residents, especially in the eastern part of the county, in the development of the SSA. As this project moves forward, we will continue to be an active part of the process.This

decision by the State of Illinois will offer great opportunity for Will County and its residents. The P3 legislation will reduce the financial risk for our taxpayers while protecting the public involvement for our local leaders. The addition of the South Suburban Airport will be an important asset to expand Will County’s role in the global transportation market. Because of the success of P3 legislation, Governor Quinn and IDOT have found a practical way to move this important project forward. I support these efforts and will continue to work to protect the best interests of Will County and our residents.

Letter to the editor

follow the dictates of the mob. J-HENS members are asking the city council to demonstrate leadership by changing the zoning codes in Joliet to allow backyard hens. It seems that there is no reason for the zoning code not to be changed. The grassroots association “Joliet Healthy Eggs and Neighborhoods” (J-HENS) has researched ordinances in

cities and towns, not only around Joliet but from around the United States.They used the best of these ordinances as guidelines for a proposal for the zoning board to adapt for Joliet.This is in addition to research the zoning board has already done. J-HENS has already shown how a city job that is already funded can be adapted for urban hens code enforcement, and

how a change in the zoning code to allow for urban hens can generate revenue for the city. The zoning board is run by the dictates of the council. J-HENS is asking council members to look at J-HENS’ proposal and to authorize a change that will bring one small part of Joliet’s zoning code up to 21st century United States. J-HENS doesn’t expect those

council members who have an emotional fear of chickens to suddenly get over that fear. We do expect other council members to carefully consider the proposal, to review how the ordinances have affected other towns, and to exercise good leadership skills for the citizens of Joliet. Gini Lester Joliet

J-HENS wants poultry zoning code change In classic westerns, a mob, generally at night and carrying torches, goes after a person supposedly guilty of a crime. Some council people think the way to be a leader is to

Illustrated Opinions General Manager V.P. Advertising and Marketing Michael James Managing Editor Nick Reiher 815-436-2431 ext. 117 Reporters Jonathan Samples Alex Hernandez Laura Katauskas Sue Baker Sports Editor Scott Taylor Sports Reporter Mark Gregory Advertising Manager Pat Ryan

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Summer energy assistance offered The Will County Center for Community Concerns will offer a LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program to income-eligible residents of Will County who have active service with Com Ed. The Program will run through July 26, or until funds have been exhausted, whichever comes first. Current PIPP customers are not eligible for the program. To be eligible for assistance, households must be at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and include a household member who is: 60 years or older; a child under the age of 5; has a medical condition that can be ameliorated by air conditioning (such as asthma, emphysema, coronary

disease and terminal illness); receiving SSI benefits/Social Security Disability or have a pending determination case with the Social Security Administration. Applications will be taken at the Will County Center for Community Concerns, 304 N. Scott St., Joliet, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., or until the sign-in sheet is full for the day. Applications will be taken on a first come/first served basis. NO air conditioners or fans will be distributed through this program. For more information on what documentation is needed when applying, call 815-7220722, ext. 3.

taKe 5 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1 Composes, as a telegram 8 Render harmless, in a way 14 Warranty contract fig. 15 Hold ‘em challenge 16 Sniveled, “But I don’t wanna!” 18 Flagrant felonies 19 Moxie 20 Puffin kin 21 Damon and others 22 Like runts 23 River in a 1957 film title 24 What much may follow 25 Indigo Girls song, e.g. 26 Fetches flies 27 Common starting word 28 Male mallards 29 Treated like royalty 33 Symbolic trees of Lebanon 34 Days in Durango 35 Loosely arrange 36 Like a souffle

Down 37 Scrapple meat 41 Prefix with byte 42 Pantry lineup 43 Broadcast network 44 Like the Opry? 45 Brand of syrup 46 Beatles nonsense syllables 47 Take care of every last detail 50 Tennis great Goolagong 51 Traces 52 Puts new prices on 53 He voiced curmudgeonly Carl in “Up”

1 Azadi Tower city 2 Barry Manilow’s longtime label 3 Some Cote-d’Or reds 4 Composer Saint-__ 5 Auto industry pioneer 6 __-ball pens 7 Flooring joint 8 Unsportsmanlike 9 Piccadilly Circus statue 10 Critter to 8-Across, perhaps 11 Stare at the ceiling, maybe 12 Eased 13 Sloppy greeting from a puppy 14 Guru 17 Give up the ball 22 Tawny predator 23 Kublai __ 25 A&W competitor 26 Hindu titles 27 __ mortals 28 Time for action 29 TV roving reporter’s opening 30 Words of reluctance

31 County with grapes on its seal 32 Finds cool, man 33 Storage for jewel cases 36 British peer 37 Offer to a bunch of hitchhikers 38 Valencia, for one 39 Not as well-done 40 __ Kringle 42 Makes fun of 43 Picks the locks for, perhaps 45 “__ Fu Panda”: 2008 animated film 46 Greek high point 48 It was Genentech’s stock ticker symbol, aptly 49 20-volume ref.

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Horoscopes Happiness is a warm puppy. Like that cute pup, your exuberance can get you into trouble once in awhile. In the week ahead, remember to be extra considerate of others. Endear yourself; lick a few faces.

Learn to listen. Opportunity could knock on your door very gently and unless you are listening, you might miss it. This week you can make headway in achieving your dreams if you pay close attention.

Jeepers, creepers, someone wants to know where you got those peepers. You may receive extra attention from admirers in the week ahead. It could be due to beneficial Venus and Jupiter in your sign.

Sensitive Cancers always look forward to the new moon. This week, you can look forward to a new moon in your sign - which gives you a chance to reset your intentions and follow new visions.

Wisdom gives you a wink. In the first half of the week ahead, it is best to remain open to receiving guidance and advice from others. In tense situations, your generous and forgiving attitude puts others at ease.

Multitasking makes you merry. According to Horace Walpole, “The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” This week you can enjoy that secret.

To err is human, to forgive divine. In the coming week, there could be collisions and cross currents that set tempers on edge. You are capable of displaying a kindhearted attitude of “forgive and forget.”

Play nice, children. This week, rivalries could be pushed into the spotlight. Your foresight and fairness will protect you from getting caught up in a campaign to choose sides.

Sincerity smoothes out the rough spots. A genuine belief in the goodness of your fellow humans will serve to compel others to treat you fairly. No one is willing to disappoint you in the week to come.

There is no clear winner in an argument. In the week ahead, even if you win a debate, you could lose ground by participating in a polarizing situation. Concentrate on maintaining harmony.

That “do unto others” catchphrase always works in a crisis. During the first half of the upcoming week, you will find others who will support your aims and who can offer sound and timely advice.

Dream about tomorrow, but live for today. You have the stars in your corner this week whenever you try to give substance to thoughts. Grab ideas out of thin air; make something concrete from them.



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Siegel hosting Powwow fundraiser Paul and Sue Siegel, thirdgeneration owners of Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, are partnering with the American Indian Center of Chicago on a benefit/fundraiser for AIC of Chicago with the Summer Powwow Cultural Days July 20 and 21 at the Siegel’s farm on Weber Road in Crest Hill. The main focus of the event will be the history and heritage of the Native American Indian culture in North America. The American Indian Center of Chicago has a very special relationship with the Chicago Blackhawks; because of this, the Blackhawks have provided a hockey stick autographed by the entire team. The hockey stick will be viewable both days of the event and raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win this unique item. The Powwow will feature dancers, singers, drummers, storytellers and an opportunity for the kids to learn traditional archery from Native American instructors. There will also be a variety of Native American merchants offering their traditional products, foods, along

with their arts and crafts. The farm will also have its “meals and treats to eat” available along with their play lands with many attractions and their country store will be open. The American Indian Center of Chicago, celebrating its 60th

year, represents the largest nonreservation population of Native Americans in the United States. The gates will open July 20 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit, or call 815-741-2693.

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Quigley feeling right at home By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Not many athletes get to play their sports professionally at the highest available level. Even fewer get to play at the highest level in their hometown. But Joliet native Allie Quigley is playing her first year with the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association. “This is awesome,” the JCA graduate said. “Just being on any team is cool, but being able to come to games and see family and friends in the stands after you have been in Europe for six or seven months is really cool. Any time you can come home is great. It is great that I am not too far away, and I can go home to see friends and family.” She is not the first of her family to enjoy local success. Her brother, Ryan, the career saves leader for the Joliet Slammers, was a member of the Frontier League Championship

season in 2011. Her sister, Sam, who also played at DePaul, enjoyed her first season as head women’s basketball coach at the University of St. Francis last year. Pat Quigley, their dad, was a longtime coach at USF and has the court at the Sullivan Center named for him. “We are really lucky and blessed that our parents worked so hard for us when we were younger and took us places and showed us that we can do anything we wanted,”Allie said. She graduated from DePaul University as one of only four players in Blue Demons’ history to score more 2,000 points (2,078), and is fourth all-time in DePaul history. Allie was drafted in the second round of the 2008 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm. After being waived by the Storm, Quigley signed with Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

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Joliet native Allie Quigley is playing with Chicago Sky of the WNBA.




Marks to coach at USF A 20-year college coaching veteran known for turning programs around, Ryan Marks has been named head men’s basketball coach at University of St. Francis, USF Athletic Director Dave Laketa announced today. | Press Conference Excerpts Having served as a head coach for institutions at each of the three NCAA Divisions (I, II and III) during the past 12 years, Marks has compiled an overall record of 187-174 (.518) with four NCAA tournament appearances. “To take from Paul David Wilson’s song, ‘Calling Me Home, Chicago,’ we are glad that Chicago has called Ryan Marks back home,” said Laketa. “That and 100-degree Texas summers, I am sure.A Midwesterner can only handle so many of those. “In all seriousness, Ryan’s resume speaks for itself, both in terms of his on-court and classroom success. To get the

caliber of coach that he represents speaks volumes for our university and program and where it is today thanks to the work of (former USF head coach) John Baines over the past three years.” Marks comes to USF following a four-year tenure at NCAA Division I University of Texas-Pan American. Taking over a program that had been placed on two years NCAA probation prior to his arrival in 2009, he helped to rebuild the Broncs’ basketball program both on the court and in the classroom. In his final year at UTPA in 201213, Marks guided the Broncs to their first winning regular season (16-15) in five years and just the fourth in 22 campaigns overall. UTPA notched a 5-3 record in Great West Conference play to capture the league’s No. 2 seed in the postseason tournament. En route to their successful 2012-13 campaign, the Broncs

registered a team grade point average of 3.17, which was their highest in a decade and nearly a full point improvement over the team’s GPA in the year prior to Marks’ arrival. Following the season, Marks was a finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award presented by UTPA took a major step forward in 2011-12 when Marks’ team improved by five games over the previous year to finish 11-21 and claim a first-round bye in the Great West Conference Tournament. With 10 homecourt wins, the Broncs more than doubled their total of the previous two campaigns combined. In Marks’ debut season in 200910, UTPA posted a 6-27 mark and earned the No. 5 seed in the Great West Conference Tournament. The Broncs toppled the No. 4 See MARKS, page 16


Nojiri tabbed as Athlete of the Year By Scott Taylor Sports Editior

Downers Grove North’s Carolyn Nojiri’s athleticism didn’t go unnoticed at Lewis University. There she was recruited to play both volleyball and softball at the Division II school. It is with good reason, too. In volleyball, Nojiri was a threeyear varsity starter, finishing her career with 1,016 digs and 51 aces. For the season she had 338 digs and 14 aces. Softball though is where she really shined, batting .539 with eight doubles, three triples and three homers, while scoring 30 runs for the regional champs. “She is a great leadoff hitter who can do it all,” Downers North coach Mark Magro said. “She works the count, is extremely fast and hit for power, average, can bunt to get on and slap. Best of all, she is a smart player (who) knows the game. She is an outstanding defensive player who made only one error all year. She went 12for-12 in a stretch this year. She is a captain and great leader.” Nojiri, an all-area softball selection, is the 2013 Voyager Media Female Athlete of the Year. Other Athlete of the Year nominees (top multisport athletes in other towns) are:




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Downers Grove North’s Carolyn Nojiri is Voyager Media Female Athlete of the Year.





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Arrowhead’s ninth hole has water on the right side of the green, hitting towards the large clubhouse.

Arrowhead a top-notch park district course Ever since a few years ago when I went to a wedding there, I wanted to play Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. From the outside the place looks fantastic, with a huge clubhouse featuring both reception rooms as well as a bar. Once I walked past the clubhouse onto the course, which features 27 holes, I wasn’t disappointed, for the most part. Sports reporter Mark Gregory and I played the South to East course, as there is also a West course. From the back (blue) tees, the course plays more than 6,700 yards. From the white it is 6,100 and the red is 5,000. For the top

golfer it may play a little short without a championship set of tees, but for most people there is a good set of tees to play. The first hole is a great hole to start on and (hopefully) gain some confidence on as it is a short par-4 that is straight with the biggest challenge being the several bunkers around the green and one in the fairway.The second is a manageable par-5 and then water comes into play on three of the next four holes. The third hole is a dogleg left par-4 that has water guarding the green on the left while you have to hit over the water on the par4 fourth. The par-3 sixth has water to the left before a reprieve the next two holes. The closing hole on the front side is a picturesque par-4 toward the clubhouse with water to the right. For those who start on the East course, which was our back

nine, the first hole (No. 10 for us) was as difficult a starting hole as you will find. It is a long par-5 (515 from the white) with water all the way down the right side and a forest area to the left. If you don’t hit it straight, chances are you will lose your ball off the tee, and even after the second shot. However, it is a great hole. The 11th is a great follow-up to the 10th, as it is a short par4 that doglegs right. There is water to the right, so it is risky to try to cut off the dogleg, but it is another nice hole. There is water to the right of the par-3 12th hole as well and then the final par-5 of the course was at No. 13. It was the shortest of the par-5s but was fairly tight as well as uphill. A pair of medium-to-long par-4s follow down and back up the small hill, setting up the sharpest dogleg of the day at No. 16, where the longest of hitters

could cut off the dogleg and may be able to find the green (Bubba Watson would be fun to watch on this hole). Perhaps the signature hole is the 17th hole, a par-3 over water with bunkers to the right and flowers over the green. That leads to the 18th, which is a slight dogleg right with water to both sides. Arrowhead lived up to my expectations as it was a very nice course with fun holes to play and pretty scenery. It is a little pricey, with a weekday cost of $69 with a cart, but it is worth the cost. The only issues I had with the course was the pace of play and the greens. The round took five hours to play and as a foursome we were waiting on nearly every shot. On a Tuesday morning/ early afternoon, this should not happen. The ranger was helpful on the front nine and things

picked up, but we didn’t see anyone on the back nine and play was slow. As for the greens, they were in great shape, but they were slow to my liking and were sandy. I was told they do this every two weeks or so to keep the greens level, which is understandable. Overall though I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to everyone. There is a solid chance the pace of play will be faster and the sandy greens might not always be that way, either, and you should be able to adjust to them (although I was not). Editor’s note:This is the second golf course review in a series of six installments. During our rounds we will be tweeting out updates. Follow Mark Gregory @2Mark_My_Words and retweet him to be entered to win a golf discount card. The hashtag is #Voyagergolf

sPorts noJIrI Continued from page 15 competition, and lived for it, during her athletic career at Maine South. She was a two-time All-CSL softball player, first in center field and then at first base her senior year, and led the Hawks this past spring in hitting with a .357 average and five homers. Hard as it may seem to believe, however, softball isn’t Carmichael’s best sport. Carmichael garnered a basketball scholarship to St. Louis University before her senior season despite not breaking into the starting lineup until her final year—a testament to her athleticism. Carmichael averaged in double figures last winter and was an All-CSL pick while helping to lead the Hawks to the sectional semifinals for the second straight year.

KELLI HOLSTINE A member of the Minooka Class 4A softball state championship team, the senior outfielder batted .343 with 23 hits, 11 RBI and 14 runs scored. On the volleyball court, she was a defensive specialist and split time at setter. She posted 249 assists and 89 digs for the Indians. “Kelli Holstine is one of the hardest working and most coachable athletes I know,” said Minooka volleyball coach Chris Hoelscher. “She isn’t the flashiest player, but she puts forth a solid effort day in and day out. No one will out work her on any day. I cannot say enough about her and the way she approaches playing. She is ready to go every day and doesn’t do anything halfway.”

NINA MAGGIO Maggio had a great senior year at Plainfield East. She was a Voyager Media AllArea selection in softball, batting .405. She also had 11 doubles, four homers and 16 RBI from the leadoff position. “Nina has been awesome for us since she came here as a freshman,” Plainfield East softball coach Chris Morris said. “She basically does everything for us. She will be playing softball at Western Illinois University in the fall.” In basketball Maggio averaged 8.3 points per game with 55 steals and 2.9 rebounds per game.

NAOMI MITTS Junior distance runner from Bolingbrook, Mitts was a sectional qualifier for the cross country team, advancing with a 27th place time of 21 minutes, 2 seconds. During the track season, Mitts ran the 800-meter run for the sectional champion Raiders. She posted a fourth-place time of 2:25.46 in the 800 at the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division and a sixth-place time of 2:25.61 at the Lockport Sectional.

ABBY SMITH After three strong years on the hardwood, Smith elevated her game her senior year, helping Romeoville win a regional title. She averaged 10.9 points and five rebounds per game, while totaling 96 steals and 149 assists.

“Abby is the definition of leader, this young lady has been my right hand for the past 4 years and has been a great influence on how the program has changed,” Romeoville coach Julio Carrasco said. “When she came in four years ago we knew we had a good one and she did not disappoint. Her hard work and dedication will be missed and I know this young lady will be a tremendous success in whatever path she decides to take.” Smith, who will be playing basketball in college at McKendree University, was a three-time Voyager Media All-Area basketball selection and is a former all-area softball selection as well. She was a regular in the lineup for four years in both sports and appeared in the Voyager Media Prep Shootout. Mark Gregory and Mike Sandrolini contributed





MARKS Continued from page 12 seed Utah Valley University 56-53 in the opening round and nearly pulled off a major upset in a 76-

71 loss to No. 1 seed University of South Dakota in the semifinals. Plagued by injuries the following season, UTPA finished 6-27 and saw the year end in a 71-70 loss to the University of North Dakota in the GWC Tournament. From 2004-09, Marks compiled

Sports a 91-54 record (.628) in five seasons as head coach at NCAA Division II St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He engineered a turnaround of that program as well, leading the Hilltoppers – who had never before earned an NCAA postseason berth and were 16-65 in the three years prior to his arrival – to three Division II tournament appearances. He capped his tenure by leading St. Edward’s to an unprecedented fourth straight winning campaign in 2008-09. “Ryan will tell you that his best overall experience among his many stops along the way came at St. Edward’s, a small Catholic university just like ours,” noted Laketa. “We believe that our university has many of those same likable traits and that when he leaves here, hopefully after he

retires, we will have one-upped that experience.” Marks received his first collegiate head coaching opportunity at Southern Vermont College prior to the 2001-02 campaign. Inheriting a program that had won only nine of 50 games the previous two years, he guided the Mountaineers to a 1512 record in his inaugural season. He then led Southern Vermont to a 24-6 finish and both the first NCAA Division III tournament appearance and 20-win season in the program’s history the following year. While also serving as Southern Vermont’s head baseball coach, Marks compiled a record of 57-29 (.663) during his three-year tenure. Prior to his appointment at Southern Vermont, Marks served a six-year stint as an assistant coach

at Northern Illinois University (1995-2001) after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Central Missouri State University (1993-95). During his eight years as an assistant coach, three of his teams – Northern Illinois in 1996 and Central Missouri State in 1994 and 1995 – qualified for NCAA postseason tournament competition. “As we did three years ago, we had another incredible search committee in selecting a coach that will continue the work that John Baines started,” continued Laketa.“We feel that this program is on the cusp of big things to come and are confident that Ryan Marks is the person who can lead us to the top of the Chicagoland Collegiate Collegiate Athletic Conference and back to the NAIA National Tournament.”


shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and 48.3 percent from 3-point range. In 2011, she signed back with the Storm to a seven-day contract on Aug. 1 and saw action in seven games, including Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal series against Phoenix. “It is a lot of hard work,” Quigley said. “There are a lot of ups and downs, especially for someone in my position who is not playing a lot of minutes and moving between teams. It is all hard work and never giving up. I just remember being overseas and working extra hard and always thinking about coming and playing (in the WNBA) and making an impact. “I am playing because I love the game. It is great to be able to go see so much overseas and then come back here and play at the highest level.” This year, Quigley is enjoying her best points per game season in the WNBA, averaging 5.4. While her minutes vary from game to game, Quigley takes

pride in being successful no matter how many minutes she plays. In the Sky’s recent 89-85 win over Washington, she tallied six points, a blocked shot and an assist in only four minutes. “You just get used to it,” Quigley said of her reserve role. “I have been doing this for a while, so I know that some games you might see 20 minutes and some a lot fewer. I just have to stay warm on the bench and be ready to go when you get in there. “Whenever I get in there, I want to make an impact, whether it is hitting a big shot, grabbing a rebound or making a stop and not letting my person beat me.” Quigley credits her experiences and her Sky coach Pokey Chatman as reasons she is able to perform even in minimal minutes. “You get a little bit older and more comfortable and experienced, and Pokey does a great job of instilling confidence in us and making sure we play relaxed and free,” she said. Currently, the Sky sit at 9-4, 1.5 games behind Atlanta in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is a collective 89-149 since their inception in 2006. With star rookie Elena Delle Donne, the Sky look to make a run at the postseason. “I know this team has been up and down the last couple years, and I know the playoffs are really a big goal for everyone,” Quigley said. “It is even better when everyone is a good person, and we all enjoy being around each other.”

Continued from page 11 Phoenix three days later and made her professional debut with the Mercury. In between WNBA seasons, she made her European debut, starting for Mersin in Turkey’s TBBL, averaging 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game, shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and hitting 44.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. In 2009, she made six appearances for the Mercury and was waived July 14. In 2010, Quigley played in four games with the Indiana Fever and three with the San Antonio Silver Stars. In 2009-10, Quigley played MiZo Pecs of Hungary, averaging 7.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game in 13 EuroLeague games. In Hungary’s A League, she averaged 12.6 points per game, Follow @2Mark_My_Words



Can Vickers bring the magic to Joliet? By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

On a rare non-holiday off weekend during the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Chicagoland Speedway makes sure race fans don’t get bored on a Sunday afternoon, as it hosts the lone Sunday Nationwide race of the season. With Cup regular Kyle Busch not scheduled to compete in Joliet, some of the NNS regulars have a better shot at the win. This season in the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, Busch has led a series-best 1,114 laps this year. He has led a series record 12,085 laps in Nationwide competition over his career. Busch’s NNS win last week at Louden was his fourth win from the pole this year, equaling the record held by Sam Ard. The Nationwide points race is as tight as can be, as Regan Smith

(594 points) holds a five point lead over Sam Hornish, Jr. After his third-place finish at Louden, Austin Dillon sits 12 points off the lead, while Justin Allgaier is 20 points off the lead. Elliot Sadler, defending STP300 champion, sits fifth in the points race, 24 behind Smith. Dillon became $100,000 richer winning the second leg of the four-race Dash 4 Cash promotion after three attempts at a greenwhite-checkered restarts. “I am so excited to win the Dash 4 Cash,” Dillon said. “With all the restarts we had and having to save fuel, I just have to thank the Good Lord for keeping fuel in it.” Sadler had claimed the prize the first week. The top four NNS regulars each week for four races are eligible for the bonus money, with the check going to the top

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Brian Vickers looks to continue his success at Chicagoland.

finisher of the four the following week. Heading into Chicagoland, Dillon is joined by Brian Vickers, Brian Scott and Michael Annett as the quartet eligible to win. Vickers placed second at Louden, but was not in the running. The Dash 4 Cash ends in Indianapolis July 27. Vickers bettered his weekend with a win in the Sprint Cup race

at Louden, holding off Busch and Tony Stewart in a late-race restart. Vickers was once thought to be out of racing when blood clots in his legs and lungs threatened his life and sidelined him for the second half of the 2010 season. After recuperating, Vickers ran a full Sprint Cup season for Red Bull Racing in 2011 but lost his ride when Red Bull left the

sport. While the NASCAR Nationwide race will highlight the weekend, Chicagoland Speedway features three days of racing action, starting Friday with the Traxxas TORC Series at the Route 66 Raceway Dirt Oval. The TORC Series is back in action Saturday as well leading up to the NNS race, which goes green at 2 p.m.

WEEKLY RACING UPDATE NO PENALTIES ISSUED FOLLOWING DAYTONA Following a thorough review, NASCAR announced Wednesday that it will not assess penalties to the teams that had to change out the spacers that support the hinge bar of the car’s roof flaps last week at Daytona International Speedway. There were 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams and 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series teams that were involved. “We examined this from every aspect we possibly could and determined that there would be no penalties involved,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “Based upon our inspection and subsequent review, it was our determination that the functionality and safety aspects of the roof flaps were not compromised and the on track competition would not be impacted. Moving forward we will work with the roof flap manufacturer and the race teams to evaluate and optimize the associated installation hardware, review the process in its totality and communicate in a timely manner to the garage area any revisions that we determine need to be made.”

STANDINGS 2013 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 696 2) Clint Bowyer - 56 3) Carl Edwards -73 4) Kevin Harvick -74 5) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 118 6) Matt Kenseth -120 7) Kyle Busch -120 8) Greg Biffle -151 9) Brad Keselowski -167 10) Kasey Kahne -173 11) Martin Truex, Jr. -175 10) Jeff Gordon -175

2013 Nationwide Series 1) Regan Smith 2) Sam Hornish, Jr 3) Austin Dillon 4) Justin Allgaier 5) Elliot Sadler

594 -5 -12 -20 -24

2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 finishers 1) Brian Vickers 2) Kyle Busch 3) Jeff Burton 4) Brad Keselowski 5) Aric Almirola 6) Jimmie Johnson 7) Kevin Harvick 8) Carl Edwards 9) Matt Kenseth 10) Jeff Gordon 11) Kasey Kahne 12) Jamie McMurray 13) Clint Bowyer 14) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 15) Greg Biffle 16) Martin Truex, Jr. 17) Paul Menard 18) David Gilliland 19) David Ragan 20) David Stremme




Mild leg swelling can be easily managed, but see doctor first By Tribune Media Services

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past couple of weeks, my calves have been swollen.They don’t hurt, but I definitely notice that my socks are tighter than normal.What could be the cause? ANSWER: There are numerous causes of painless swelling of the legs (peripheral edema). If there are no other symptoms, mild leg swelling is relatively common and easily managed. But peripheral edema is sometimes associated with a more serious underlying disease, so it’s important you see your doctor for a thorough exam and accurate diagnosis. Edema is the result of a buildup of excess fluid in your tissues. Normally, the body maintains a balance of fluids between the network of blood vessels, the lymph system and all of the tissues outside of these vessels. However, if the balance is disturbed, the tiniest blood vessels (capillaries) may leak fluid that builds up in surrounding tissues.The result is edema. In addition to swelling, other signs and symptoms of edema may include stretched or shiny skin, skin that stays indented

after being pressed for at least five seconds, or an increase in abdominal size. Peripheral edema typically affects both legs. Edema in only one leg may be related to something in that leg or the groin on the same side. In some instances, edema can affect the lungs and lead to shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, which requires urgent medical care. A physical exam can help sort out the cause of peripheral edema and help determine if there is a serious underlying condition. Certain blood tests and urinalysis may be done, as well an electrocardiogram, chest X-ray and possibly additional imaging, such as an ultrasound of the affected leg or even the pelvis. Mild edema without symptoms such as shortness of breath, abdominal swelling, or high blood pressure usually signals a less worrisome cause. The benign causes can include having consumed more salt than usual, being overweight, standing or sitting for an extended period of time, and your age (older adults are more susceptible to swollen legs). Sometimes, peripheral edema is a side effect of a

drug. Among the many drugs known to cause swelling are calcium channel blockers, corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the anti-seizure drug gabapentin (Neurontin), and certain drugs for diabetes - particularly thiazolidinediones. Peripheral edema can stem from a number of conditions, notably: • Weak or damaged leg veins. Over time, one-way valves that keep blood moving toward your heart can weaken and stop working properly, allowing fluid to pool in your lower limbs. • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Edema may develop if blood clots form in the deep veins of your leg. Clotting usually affects only one leg and may produce swelling, pain and tenderness. • Congestive heart failure. If one of your heart’s lower chambers loses its ability to pump effectively, blood can back up. Right-sided heart failure produces lower limb edema and, if severe enough, can lead to abdominal swelling. If the left side of the heart is affected, shortness of breath with exertion and when lying flat in bed can occur due to fluid in the lungs.

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Family help needs limits Dear Dave: My husband and I have been following your plan, and we’re debt-free. Recently he invited his sister, her husband and their two kids to live with us. His brotherin-law recently lost his job, and he did this without talking to me first. I agreed after the fact, but do you think we need a roommate agreement or some kind of understanding while they stay with us? They have about $70,000 in debt, and they haven’t been very responsible with their money. Amanda Dear Amanda, I’ve got to tell you there’s zero chance that my wife or I would invite someone to live in our home without the other’s knowledge and agreement. Pulling a stunt like that is just plain wrong, and you two need to get on the same page long before you try to move these people into your house. Now, once you’ve straightened things out between the two of you,

and if you’re both in agreement, you need to understand that your purpose is to help these folks get back on their feet.Your home is not their home, and this is not an offer for them to stay as long as they like. You’re going to have to ensure that they’re taking the steps necessary to straighten out their lives. This means working, and it means they start managing their money by living on a budget. Don’t charge them rent, because the“rent”will be that they work and go over their finances with you. Plus, you put a limit on the time they’re going to spend with you. Regardless of what happens, they’re out and back on their own by a certain, specific date. I wouldn’t suggest allowing $70,000 worth of time for them to get back on their feet. I’m thinking maybe four to six months, but don’t let this thing drag on with no definitive end in sight.That will only cause trouble and hard feelings down the road. —Dave












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