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AUGUST 15, 2012

Vol. 4 No. 50

Quinn supports CAT strikers Governor visits workers at Joliet plant, donates 10K to strike fund Jonathan Samples/Bugle Staff

By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

Striking Caterpillar employees received a show of support Friday, when Gov. Pat Quinn visited the Joliet picket line to meet workers and donate $10,000 to a food fund set up for their benefit. “We believe that when somebody in our state needs a helping hand, we help them out,” Quinn said to the cheering crowd. “As governor of our state, I wanted to make sure that, tomorrow, this big food drive here gets a good start. So, I gave a $10,000 check.” Members of the InternationalAssociation of Machinists Local 851 have been on strike for over three months. Friday’s visit was Quinn’s first and it followed up an appearance by U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) earlier in the week. Quinn was welcomed by hundreds of IAM Local 851 members and their families. However, some in the union had mixed feelings about what effects the governor’s presence could ultimately

Gov.Pat Quinn speaks with Caterpillar striker during Friday visit to Joliet plant.

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Gov. Pat Quinn addresses striking workers at Caterpillar’s Joliet plant Friday.

have. “I think we have great political support, but Caterpillar has thumbed their nose at the government,” said Joe Johnson, who has worked at Caterpillar for 19 years. Others seemed less than assuaged by Quinn’s message, which asserted his support for all workers in Illinois, but lacked specifics regarding labor negotiations between the machine manufacturer and Local 851. Following a short address from Quinn, some people in the crowd vented that frustration with

a chant for a “fair contract.” Despite his visit and donation, Quinn didn’t make any promises to help bring the two sides closer together, but Local 851 spokesperson Steve Jones recognized the governor’s support. “Really his message is one of community support,” Jones said.“These people come here and work; they deserve to retire with dignity and integrity. That’s really the message that I think was sent here See QUINN, page 2

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A striker addresses Caterpillar security during Gov. Pat Quinn’s visit Friday.


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Hundreds of members of the International Association of Machinists Local 851 came out to meet Gov. Pat Quinn during his Friday visit to Caterpillar’s Joliet plant.

QUINN Continued from page 1 today.” In addition to Quinn, local politicians including Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, Sen. Pat McGuire and Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., were on hand to show their support for union members. Walsh, who worked at Caterpillar’s Joliet plant for 14 years, said he is familiar with the struggles faced by the union and that Quinn’s visit was beneficial. “I believe his presence gives support to the men and women out here,” Walsh said. Walsh is currently in his fifth year as a union officer in Local 851. Despite not receiving a pledge from the governor to help get both sides back to the negotiating table, Walsh is hopeful that Quinn could ultimately help bridge that gap. “I’m going to try working on [Quinn] to see if we can get a call to Caterpillar’s corporate

office to say,‘Let’s get back to the table,’ ”Walsh said.“The collective bargaining process works, but both parties have to come to the table, they have to be realistic and they have to work together to a common good.” The 780-member union began its strike on May 1 after voting 580-36 to deny the contract, which it said would freeze wages, increase healthcare premiums

and eliminate seniority rights. Caterpillar spokesman Jim Dugan said the company has offered the union a competitive contract with incentive pay, but union members feel the company’s offer forces the to make too many concessions. There are currently no plans for the two sides to meet. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com

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Residents could ‘opt-in’ to electrical aggregation rate By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

Joliet residents may not have to wait much longer to take advantage of lower electricity rates. City Manager Tom Thanas, last week, proposed an ordinance that would allow Joliet residents to “opt-in” to a contract with First Energy Solutions, the company chosen by the Will County Governmental League and 18 other municipalities for their electricity supply. “This seemed to be the best and easiest way of getting the option for our residents who really want to participate in this so they get cheaper electricity,” Thanas said at the Aug. 6 pre-council meeting. The opt-in provision is necessary because voters rejected a March 20 referendum that would have

“This seemed to be the best and easiest way of

getting the option for our residents, who really want to participate in this so they get cheaper electricity.” Tom Thanas, City Manager joined Joliet to the Will Electric Aggregation Group. Thanas said that Joliet residents currently pay a rate of 8.32 cents per kilowatt/hour, while the rate being offered to residents of municipalities in the aggregation group is 4.83 cents per kilowatt/ hour. Joliet residents who choose to opt-in would be given a slightly higher rate of 4.9 cents per kilowatt/hour. “Those people who voted no on the referendum will get to carry out their hopes and dreams of not having us pick

their eclectic provider,” Thanas said. “They can stay at their 8.32 cent per kilowatt hour rate.That’s their choice.” An ordinance introducing the opt-in provision will be presented at the Aug. 20-21 meetings. If approved, residents will be contacted by First Energy Solutions to begin the process. Thanas said that residents who choose not to opt-in to the lower rate should simply ignore any contact attempts from First Energy Solutions. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com

Troy Schools look at Joliet land for future growth By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

In a planning bid for future residential growth, leaders at Troy School District 30C have voiced interest in purchasing land for a new school campus. District officials, citing low cost, availability and low interest rates, would like to purchase a parcel of land on Joliet’s west side, at the corner of Essington and Glenwood Roads. The site would be a future location for a dual-school campus serving the

district’s fifth through eighth graders.The district has a similar campus currently serving area students on Theodore Road. The project would mean buying the land from the City of Joliet, and district officials presented their ideas to the city’s land use committee last week, in advance of any further negotiations. Troy School District currently serves 4,600 students from Shorewood, Joliet, Crest Hill, and Channahon. But while the purchase of land

may happen in the immediate future, building anything on that land would be a venture long into the future, dependent on how housing in the area rebounds. Superintendent of Schools Don White has attested that several large subdivisions have been planned within the district boundaries, and he wants to be ready for incoming students when they finally are built. Construction of new schools would require a referendum vote.

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City Council tables decision on fire department hires By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

The Joliet City Council voted to table a decision on whether or not to accept a $2 million federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant, which would help the Joliet Fire Department fill eight vacant positions. The grant was awarded to the Fire Department by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 27, but a provision of the grant that would require the department to maintain staffing levels was a source of contention among City Council members. “We say its hire eight new firemen, but in reality we’re doing much more than that,” Councilman Bob O’Dekirk said. “I can’t say how many people are going to retire in the next two years, but we will be required to fill all of those positions.” SAFER Grant funds would cover 100 percent of salary and benefits, including pension contributions and healthcare costs, for eight positions over a two-year period.The city would be required to pay training costs, including any necessary emergency medical technician training, and maintain a staffing level of 210 firefighters until the grant expires. After that time, the city could choose to layoff the eight new hires. According to the grant, the city would have to hire above and beyond the eight firefighters if retirement, injury or any other

reason caused the staffing to drop below 210. However, a waiver of staffing maintenance requirements would allow the city to forgo filling vacant positions on a case-by-case basis. The grant reads, “Grantees that are unable to back-fill positions that were vacated due to documentable economic hardship may petition [FEMA] for a waiver of staffing maintenance requirements. In order to qualify, the economic hardship must affect the entire public safety sector in your jurisdiction, and not only the fire department.” An unclear understanding of this waiver caused the council to table the decision. “I’d like to ask our city manager to look into this waiver,” Councilman John Gerl said. “I think its very important if we don’t have to maintain those minimum manning levels and we don’t have to backfill those positions should people leave. That’s information we did not have last night, and it completely changes the economics of the deal.” Joliet Fire Chief Joseph Formhals said the provision to maintain a certain staffing level is in place to prevent cities from using the funds for purposes other than maintaining staffing levels. “They’re not just giving us money so we can continue to run short by letting people fall through the cracks through attrition over the next two

years,” Formhals said. “So if someone retires, you have to fill the position. They want us to have some skin in the game also.” According to Fire Department figures, the city would be on the books for $31,000 for fire academy training, $21,000 for firefighter gear and about $9,000 for uniforms. An additional $40,000 would also be required for any of the new hires who do not have EMT training. However, City Manager Tom Thanas feels the money saved by the city in overtime costs would make up for training expenses. “As far as savings goes, we haven’t quantified it, but I think it would be a substantial sixfigure sum,” Thanas said. “It will offset any training expenses that we have, and I think it will be a positive cash flow variance over what we are currently spending.” According to Formhals, the city has already spent $585,000 on overtime expenses in 2012 with another guaranteed $278,600 before year’s end. “Since 2008, we haven’t hired any individuals,” Formhals said. “Adding these SAFER employees would help us substantially reduce this overtime that’s been creeping up.” The eight new firefighters, who would be available sometime in mid-November or early-December, would certainly alleviate some of this overtime, but some council members

were concerned about the financial requirements the grant imposes. Councilman Bob O’Dekirk was critical of the grant’s financial requirements at a time when the Police Department is significantly understaffed. “There’s been a lot of talk about the Police Department,” O’Dekirk said. “We’re operating without a deputy chief.” Tim Hunter, president of Fire Fighters Local 44,disagreed with O’Dekirk’s assessment, saying that the decision to accept the grant was fiscally and morally responsible. “This grant would help staff our vehicles and help the city’s budget for the next two years,” Hunter said before outlining the safety issues the grant could help to alleviate. “Mayor members of the council this is the reality. You’re not making a decision here that’s only fiscal, you’re making a decision that’s life and death.” The City Council will decide on the SAFER Grant at the Aug. 20 pre-council meeting. jsamples@buglenewspapers.com

Joliet Police Department reaccredited After meeting all 480 standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and undergoing a vigorous three-day on-site visit by CALEA assessors,the Joliet Police Department was reaccredited for another three-year period. Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence that was first awarded to the Joliet Police Department in 2003. A team of out-of-state assessors verified that the Joliet Police Department met the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards, which are part of this voluntary process. “Accreditation assures the citizens of Joliet that we are providing the most professional law enforcement services possible,” Chief Mike Trafton said. “Although the Police Department is down 55 sworn members, I am proud that through our members’ hard work and dedication that the Joliet Police Department continues to be an internationally accredited law enforcement agency.” CALEA was established in 1979 to provide law enforcement services an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards.


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Joliet man convicted in attack on elderly uncle Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that that a jury on Thursday found a Joliet man guilty of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a senior citizen for gouging the eyes of his elderly uncle. Exulam Holman, 33, 1130 McKay, Joliet, was found guilty after a jury deliberated for approximately 45 minutes. He faces a between 3 and 14 years in prison when he is sentenced by Circuit Judge Amy BertaniTomczak on Oct. 11. On this past New Year’s Eve, Holman and his elderly uncle, Melvin Clifford, fought over a missing remote television control at their residence. An

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Exulam Holman

argument ensued after Clifford asked Holman about the missing remote, according to testimony. Holman initially pushed his uncle down some stairs. When Clifford came back up the stairs, Holman pushed him down, pinned him to the ground by placing his knees on his uncle’s

shoulders and gouged his eyes by pushing his thumbs into the sockets. As a result of the attack, Clifford lost one eye and has limited vision in the other. Despite the injuries he sustained, Clifford was able to call 911 on the night of the attack. On the night of the attack, there were numerous people in the house. None of them cooperated with police during the investigation. “Exulam Holman brutally attacked his elderly uncle for no apparent reason,” Glasgow said. “A prison sentence is critical to punish this act of extraordinary savagery against a senior citizen and a veteran.”

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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 Robert A. Sorenson, 26, 20184 Crystal Lake Way, Frankfort, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 11:05 p.m. at 705 Richmond for two counts of burglary from a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, criminal damage to property and obstructing a peace officer.

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Davell M. Mercer, 20, 152 Wallace, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 7:17 p.m. on Ottawa and McDonough for possession of cannabis.

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Eric M. Ervins, 18, 803 Second Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 6:29 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Chicago for obstructing a peace officer.

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Darnell L. Parrish, 19, 515 Fourth Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 12:03 a.m. in the 300 block of Des Plaines for obstructing a peace officer.

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Aletto S. Barton Jr., 21, 411 Grant Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 12:03 a.m. in the 300 block of Des Plaines for obstructing a peace officer.

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Laurice D. Conner, 22, 6549 Minerva, Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 8:46 at 363 N. Broadway for criminal trespass to land.

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Ricardo R. Aguirre, 30, 703 Cleveland, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 2:19 a.m. at 510 Collins for aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

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Idrese A. Cooper, 23, 7728 S. Damen, Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 11:13 a.m. on Route 59 and Feeney for robbery.

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Norman G. Mejia, 32, 3911 W. 69th Place, Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 2:38 a.m. at 2006 W. Jefferson for criminal trespass to land.

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M. Stegall, 30, 412 N. 10 Kenya Hickory, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 4:45 p.m. at 1401 W. Jefferson for theft.

Jamie A. Caraballo, 40, 211 N. Eastern Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at the residence for domestic battery.

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Samuel D. Olvera, 22, 2225 Greengold, Crest Hill, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 3:38 a.m. on Pebble Beach and Caton Farm for DUI/alcohol and aggravated battery to a police officer.

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Garcia, 37, 213 13 Nicholas Parks Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 5:25 p.m. at 1590 N. Larkin for retail theft. M. Craig, 50, 1315 14 Joyce Rowell, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 10:48 a.m. at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for cruelty to animals. Damion J. Nabors, 21, 209 N. Broadway, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 7:05 p.m. at 316 N. Bluff for criminal trespass to real property.

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D.Wright, 18, 1056 16 Davonte N. Holmes, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on Aug. 4 at 4:58 a.m. in the 800 block of Oakland for burglary from a motor vehicle and obstructing a peace officer. Darnell L. Parrish, 19, 515 Fourth Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 12:15 a.m. at 300 S. Des Plaines for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Terion D. Steward, 19, 460 Water, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 10:11 p.m. at 210 N. Eastern at possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and criminal trespass to real property.

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Elvia Garcia, 36, 427 N. Briggs, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 2:55 a.m. at 212 Mound for obstructing a peace officer.

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Dexter Howard, 25, 10551 S. LaSalle, Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 9:16 p.m. at 300 N. Broadway for criminal trespass to real property.

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E. Franco-Cornejo, 21 Jose 27, 815 Porter, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 2:05 a.m. at 723 Collins for criminal trespass to real property. A. Contreras, 32, 22 Arturo 913 Richmond, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 4 at 2:10 a.m. at 1329 Jefferson for possession of cannabis. De Jon M. Weems, 20, 2018 Brunswick, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 11:10 p.m. at 6305 Brunswick Drive for disorderly conduct.

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Jessica M. Ortiz, 18, 519 Belmont Drive, Romeoville, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 7:23 p.m. at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for retail theft.

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Tevin L. Bridges, 18, 403 Summit, Joliet, was arrested on Aug.6 at 12:28 p.m.on Hickory and Oneida for obstructing a peace officer.

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Ronald Horne, 57, 331 Hills Ave., Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 9:27 p.m. at 331 Hills for domestic battery.

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Jose M.Ayala,50,354 Liberty, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 9:57 p.m. at the residence for solicitation of prostitution.

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Rachel A. Reader, 29, 1621 N. Raynor Ave., Crest Hill, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 9:57 p.m. at 354 Liberty for prostitution.

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Wade A. Huntington, 31, 1315 Argo Lane, Lockport, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 9:35 p.m. at 22 Cass St. for reckless conduct and felony criminal damage to property.

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Kyle J. Lipke, 23, 307 Woodcreek Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 9:35 p.m. for battery, criminal trespass to real property and criminal trespass to property.

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G. Snowden, 19, 31 Zachary 6806 Twin Falls Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on Aug. 6 at 1:25 a.m. on Drauden and Arbor Gate for possession of drug equipment and possession of cannabis.

Nathaniel P. Boatright, 26, 338 Drake Ave., Bolingbrook, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 12 a.m. on Sherman and Bartleson for domestic battery, criminal trespass to vehicle, resisting/obstructing and endangering the life of a child.

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Matthew J. Horn, 21, 3907 Pandola, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 5:50 a.m. at the residence for domestic battery.

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Victor T. Williams, 48, 409 Pico, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 11:09 a.m. on Jefferson and Joliet for lewd conduct.

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Lynn A. Thomas, 69, 1720 Dearborn, Crest Hill, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 12:14 p.m. at 152 N. Joliet for criminal trespass to land.

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Fernando Perez, 41, 308 Hammes, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 2:02 p.m. at 2524 W. Jefferson for theft.

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Paul D. Ferguson, 62, 2305 W. Jefferson, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 5:10 p.m. at 1401 W. Jefferson for retail theft.

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Renda Lee, 23, 501 King Arthur Way, Bolingbrook, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 8:46 p.m. on Henry and Akin for possession of controlled substance.

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Forum Letter to the Editor

St. Mary’s Annual Indoor Garage Sale a success Dear Editor, Our sincerest thanks to all the volunteers, the staff at St. Mary Immaculate and the generous donors that contributed to St. Mary’s Annual indoor Garage Sale. Because of your efforts and support we raised more than

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$9,000 this year. That’s a 30% increase over last year’s sales! We look forward to seeing you next year – the second week of June. Sincerely, Pat McKeown Chairman Garage Sale

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Lockport

An unknown male white subject approached a swimming pool with a baseball bat and began striking it on July 28 in the 300 block of Stuart Road. A 13-year-old male subject was inside the pool at the time and stated that he went under water because he was afraid for his safety. After causing a 3-foot dent to the pool, the offender ran from the yard and entered a dark colored SUV.

Alonte Jones, 19, 617 Mendota Lane, Romeoville, was arrested on July 24 on Cottonwood and S. Weber for possession of cannabis under 30 grams, possession of drug equipment and speeding.

Deputies were dispatched at 7:14 p.m. on July 29 to a vehicle versus child accident in the 300 block of Bruce Road. Upon arrival a 6-year-old male child was laying in the

Continued from page 6 Carlos Huillen, 19, 625 Manhattan, Joliet, was arrested on Aug. 7 at 1:10 a.m. on Jackson and Youngs for armed robbery.

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driveway of a residence with a laceration above his right eyebrow. Lockport Township Fire transported him to Silver Cross and he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Ame J. Lee, 38, 1802 S. State, Lockport, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Witnesses stated that a group of juveniles had been near the street when the 6-year-old attempted to cross the road in front of the vehicle. Person(s) unknown entered an unlocked vehicle in the 1500 block of S. Muir Drive on July 31 and stole an iPod, GPS unit and a radar detector..

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Will County Health Department District 86 students start school Aug. 20 urges children’s vaccination Health officials and organizers from around the state are partnering up to raise awareness about the importance of protecting children against deadly diseases by getting vaccinated. With kids heading home from overnight camp, and the beginning of the school year just around the corner, parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations. This year, four prominent health organizations in Illinois are partnering to send the message that making sure children are fully vaccinated is especially important in preventing deadly diseases. The Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium, which is comprised of 11 public health departments such as the Will County Health Department, is joining with the Chicago Area Immunization Campaign, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians to stress the importance of vaccinations. “Diseases that have been practically eliminated in the U.S. are just a plain ride away,

so while we are seeing near record low cases of some vaccine-preventable diseases here, the viruses and bacteria that cause them still exist and are a threat,” said Dr. Julie Morita, Medical Director of the Chicago Department of Public Health Immunization Program. While most vaccinepreventable diseases have become rare, some outbreaks still occur. In Illinois, more than 1,500 cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) were reported in 2011, with the majority of cases in children under 18 years of age. State whooping cough cases increased by more than 40 percent in 2011. Through July 2012, Illinois had already recorded more than 1,200 cases. Illinois ranks fifth in 2012 whooping cough cases, behind only Wisconsin, Washington, Minnesota and New York. Will County is currently reporting 34 2012 whooping cough confirmations. There were just 28 cases reported for all of 2011. With a new school year at hand, health officials are stressing the importance of

parents checking with their children’s doctor to make sure youngsters are up to date with all their shots. Because whooping cough is on the rise, it is especially important that every child is vaccinated against what is a dangerous infectious disease. Most children are vaccinated against whooping cough before entering kindergarten. However, a booster dose (Tdap) is necessary because protection from the pre-school vaccines decreases over time. To reduce the number of whooping cough cases, children 11 years and older, and unvaccinated adults, should receive this booster as soon as possible. Whooping cough is easily transmitted in schools. This year, the state of Illinois has a new requirement for sixth and ninth grade students to show proof of having received a single dose of Tdap. Parents should discuss Tdap and all recommended vaccines with their healthcare providers when taking children for back-to-school physicals. For vaccination schedules, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ schedules/index.html.

The first day of school for all Joliet Grade School District 86 students will be Aug. 20. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 in order to start Kindergarten. Any new student to District 86 and all students entering early childhood, kindergarten or sixth grade are required by the State of Illinois to have a current physical examination and all required immunizations on file by the first day of school. Students will not be allowed to attend school or register without the appropriate documents. The Illinois Department of Public Health also requires that all kindergarten, second and sixth grade students have a dental examination. In addition, all students enrolling in kindergarten and any student enrolling for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye examination. Parents or guardians who still need to enroll a new student in District 86 must accompany the child to school to complete their registration and present

three proofs of residency. Documents may include: • • • • • • • • •

Valid Driver’s License; Utility Bill; Rent or Property Tax Receipt; Voter Registration Card; Bank Statement; Monthly Credit Card Statement; Lease or Rental Agreement; Automobile Insurance Identification; Homeowners/Renters Insurance Statement; and Documents indicating intent to purchase a home.

Breakfast and lunch service will begin on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 20. Costs for student breakfasts and lunches are breakfast 70 cents, lunch $1.25 and milk purchased separately 35 cents. For more information, call the J.F. Kennedy Administrative Office at 815-740-3196.


Calendar ONGOING Serenity On Sunday Al-Anon Family Group. Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W. Eames Street, Channahon. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. There are no fees or dues. Each group is self-supporting with voluntary contributions.As a mutual helping group, there is no other affiliation. Feel free to visit www.niafg.org for more information or to leave a message on the Al-Anon line at 815-773-9623. Rockdale Lions Club Weekly Bingo. On Mondays door will open at 4 p.m., the early bird game will start at 6 p.m. and regular games start at 7 p.m. So come on out to our club at 48 Meadow Ave. in Rockdale, IL for an evening of bingo and fun. Contact our club at 815-729-3201 or Lion Steve at 815-791-8282 or Lion Wayne at 708-341-4433. WomenHeart Support Group. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the PSJMC Conference Room A at 333 N. Madison St., Joliet.WomenHeart of Joliet is here for you to provide the support, education and friendships that you need to live well with heart disease. WomenHeart will offer information and support that you may not find with your friends and loved ones. We can share fears, thoughts, and concerns in a relaxed and caring environment. For more information or agenda please call Michele at (815) 7034142. Circle of Hope Al-Anon Family Group. Sundays at 1:302:30 p.m. at Joliet Alano Club (back entrance), 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. This on-going support group with no fees or dues is for all families and friends of problem drinkers, especially those who are affected today by growing up in an alcoholic home. For more information contact Al-Anon/Alateen 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg.org for more information Need a Job or GED Classes? Education Service Network NFP Inc.’s Career Seekers GED/ Workforce program, a program of the Regional Office of Education is located at 179 North Chicago St. Joliet, Illinois 60432. We offer GED classes/resume preparation/ job placement for participants between the ages of 16 and 21. Classes meet Monday through

Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We also offer GED classes at our satellite site at the Friendship Centre at HighPoint, 175 South HighPoint Drive, Romeoville on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 815774-8902 or 815-774-8922. Breast cancer support group. 7-8:30 p.m. at Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, 2614 West Jefferson St., Joliet. The Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For more information call Pattie at 815-436-7640. Young Widows Support Group. Meets once a month at varying locations in the Plainfield/Joliet area. Open to those who have lost a partner and are ready to begin healing and moving forward in life by sharing their experiences with others. Children are welcome. For more information please contact Amanda at widowswearstilettos chicagosw@yahoo.com.

AUGUST 16 FREE Back Pain Talk & Spine Consultation. 6 p.m. in the Madison Medical Plaza, 301 N. Madison St.If you’ve been suffering from back pain and have tried everything with no relief, give the experts at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center NeuroScience Institute a try! Join us for a FREE 30-minute talk on the causes and treatments of back pain. Physical therapists will also offer FREE spine consultations. Call 815-7259438 to register.

AUGUST 18 Free Movie Night—‘The Muppets’. 6 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St. The evening is free for the entire family and includes candy and popcorn. For more information, see the church website at www.1umclockport.org or call the church office at 815-838-1017 from 9 am to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. A Motivational Workshop for You & Your Environment! 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Senior Suites’ Community Room, 215 N. Ottawa St.Join Citizens Against Ruining the Environment for this Community Outreach event,which requires no special skills, just the willingness and interest to become stake holders in your community. Learn how you can take control, become informed, get involved. For more information and to RSVP, contact Mary at 815-838-5604 or Ellen at 815-834-1611.

AUGUST 19 A Motivational Earth Stewardship Workshop For You & Your Environment. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Senior Suites’ Community Room, 215 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet. This community outreach event requires no special skills, just the willingness and interest to become stake holders in your community. Learn how you can take control, become informed, get involved. This active workshop will provide you with all the tools required to become part of something that is “bigger than yourself.” This is the type of workshop that companies spend big money for their employees to attend. You will

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL AUGUST 15, 2012 learn leadership skills that you can draw on for the rest of your life.The cost is free and includes a light lunch. For more information & to RSVP as a complimentary lunch will be served, contact Mary 815.838.5604 or Ellen 815.834.1611.

AUGUST 21 Red Hot Mamas. 6 to 8 p.m. at New Lenox Park District, Lyons Community Center. Whether you’re pre-menopausal, going through menopause now or postmenopausal, Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center invites you to join us each month for food, fun and support as we empower women

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ages 40+ to be more educated about their health! The program is FREE so bring a friend. Call 815725-9438 to register.

AUGUST 23 Free Park Parties. 6 to 8 p.m. at Irene King Park. The Lockport Township Park District is offering Park Parties, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. Enjoy music, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, games and more. A slice of pizza, snow cones and drinks will be provided for the first 200 guests. This is a free event. For more information visit www. lockportpark.org or call 815-8383621, ext. 0.


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1 Crime writer Paretsky 5 Name on an NYU arts building 10 Goes (for) 14 Declare openly 15 Toaster, at times 16 Bucket of bolts 17 Gourmet treat sold in gold boxes 20 USN rank 21 Bow-wielding god 22 Edd’s “77 Sunset Strip” role 23 Approximation phrase 24 Brand served on the floor 25 Backdrop for tangerine trees, in a Beatles classic 31 Thief 32 Cabbage roll? 33 L.A.-toBakersfield heading 34 Follow, as a tip 35 Bit of a pickle 36 Yes-man’s phrase 38 Hawaiian tuna

39 Ballot markings 40 Take off 41 Enduring fortune, ethnically speaking 45 “Law & Order” figures: Abbr. 46 Swedish explorer Hedin 47 Former “Today” co-anchor 50 D-delta connection 51 Fashion bottom line? 54 1978 #1 hit for the Commodores (and this puzzle’s title) 57 Gentle slope 58 Maine campus town 59 Godmother, often 60 Good earth 61 Harder to find 62 Ho-hum

A little hard work never hurt anybody. In the upcoming week, you will find that your schedule is fuller than usual. Through careful organization and prioritizing, you will get everything completed on time.

Rock, paper, scissors is a fun game because the results are unpredictable. In the week ahead, your closest relationships might seem just as fun, but also just as unpredictable.

If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, it is time to water your lawn. You may be tempted to spend money to outdo your rivals in the upcoming week; simply take care of what you already have.

Put on a happy face. Your social life could power up in the week ahead and give your spirits a boost. Jealousy is what happens when someone worries about all the fun they think you are having.

Throw another coin in the wishing well, but be sure to keep your credit card in your pocket. You could be easily distracted by daydreams and tempted to embark on a wild goose chases in the week ahead.

Before you drink from the well, consider the source. Make careful assessments before parting with your hard-earned cash in the week ahead. Take some advice from an expert on economy and thrift.

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. In the week ahead, remember that even the most beautiful flower started its life in the dirt. You might not see results now, but eventually your efforts will pay off.

The messages inside fortune cookies are fun to read, but aren’t necessarily gospel truth - or even useful in a humorous way. During the week to come, you would be wise to separate fact from fiction.

Get in where you fit in. It won’t cost a penny to join a book club or meet a new circle of friends. Your buddies will have your best interests at heart in the week ahead. Guard your cash.

Success might not arrive when you want it to, but when it does arrive, it will be right on time. In the week ahead, you might be somewhat frustrated by a lack of progress but your efforts are worthwhile.

Nothing is what it sees to be. When you attempt to figure out a mystery in the week ahead, you might run into more red herrings than found at a fish market. Take offers with a grain of salt.

Skepticism could cause hesitation. You might be cautious about taking on extra responsibilities, but for good reasons. Fight sluggishness on the job and your financial dreams will be realized in the week ahead.

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1 Guru 2 Royal Shakespeare Theatre river 3 Primary colors 4 Ex-press secretary Fleischer 5Excitedlyremoves, as wrapping 6 “Works for me” 7 UCLA and USC 8 Boardroom VIP 9 Harassed from the peanut gallery 10 “You have to see this!” 11 Heyday 12 Jacques of “Mon Oncle” 13 WWI admiral Maximilian von ___ 18 Rats and such 19 Cry over spilled milk? 23 Great Seal word 24 Sandler of “Spanglish” 25 Peru’s __ Picchu 26 Playful prank 27 Up to one’s neck (in) 28 Pakistani river 29 Tennyson’s “__ Arden”

30 She played Houlihan on “M*A*S*H” 31 False god 35 Airbus products 36 Williams of tennis 37 Viking war god 39 Hard-to-define element 40 b, in a ÷ b 42 Laker teammate of Magic 43 “Garfield” drooler 44 Reputed Dead Sea Scrolls writer 47 Laptop key 48 Taft’s birth state 49 Minor start? 50 21-Across, in Rome 51 Do a trucker’s job 52 Novelist Ferber 53 Urban legend, e.g. 55 Rollover subj. 56 Scientist’s milieu

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Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • FORAY • BROOD • DROPSY • RABBIT

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The swallows nested in the church steeple because they were -- BIRDS OF “PRAY”


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INSIDE: Boys soccer teams look to improve this season, page 15; Local boys cross country teams ready for season, page 16

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Local volleyball teams full of talent By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Over the past few years, the Joliet Catholic Academy girls volleyball team has set its standards to the level in which it is a disappointing season if the team is not competing for a state title. That happened last season, as the Angels fell to rival Wheaton St. Francis in the sectional final. Gone from last season’s 32-7 team are 5-foot, 10-inch outside hitter Kelly Feigh, 6-0 middle Hailey Pennington and 5- 4 libero Jillian Hickey. While the graduated talent is strong, the Angels’ cupboard is not bare, as they bring back 6-0 senior outside hitter Morgan Reardon, a four-year varsity player, and 5-6 senior setter Mallory Mangun. They will be joined by 5-9 junior outside hitter Julia Shemaitis and 5-4 senior libero Sarah Adler. Veteran coach Christine Scheibe said the players on this season’s team will be fine when it comes to fire power. “The team is working well together over the summer and showing great chemistry,” she

said. “We will have a variety of offensive weapons.” During the regular season, Scheibe expects the Angels to have some growing pains, as the young team battles through a tough conference schedule. “We will have a lack of onfloor experience, but our tough schedule should prove helpful early in the season,” Scheibe said. That schedule includes defending state champion Benet, who Scheibe does not expect to win the conference this season. “I see Marist as the team to beat with a good core group of players returning,” Scheibe said.”Benet will still be strong despite the loss of (Meghan) Haggerty. I feel that we could be in the mix.” Despite the fact that Scheibe sees the team as one of the top three teams in the conference, she said JCA is not changing its goals. “Our goal as always is to win state,” she said. In order to do that, she feels the team will have to work together. “We need to play better as a team without individuals and then we need to use our

schedule to our advantage to learn how to win against tough competition,” Scheibe said. “Although on paper we may not have the big names we had last year, we are working better as a group and team trying to eliminate any drama. Several players have made huge improvements since last season and I feel we are stronger at this point of the year than I expected us to be. I think this team has a ton of potential to make a name for themselves.”

MINOOKA While Minooka graduated some key components from its team last year that went 14-0 in Southwest Prairie Conference and won the regional title, the Indians have plenty of weapons to challenge again. “Our season outlook improved when (6-foot, 1-inch, Providence Catholic transfer) Lacey Hill walked in the door (the first day of practice),”said Minooka coach Chris Hoelscher. “She gives us another powerful attacker in our offense in addition to (510 outside hitter) Skyler Day See TALENT, page 14

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JCA’s Morgan Reardon is part of a talented group of local volleyball players.


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TALENT Continued from page 13 (second in kills in 2011). Our middles, (5-11) senior Tessa Griparis and (5-11) sophomore Jessica Karalow have solid experience from last season and their club training. (Right side hitter) Raven Burns also comes back having improved her game cross-training with indoor and beach volleyball in the off-season.” Those will not be the only weapons looking to make up for the loss of Stacey Perinar, who is now at Eastern Michigan. Southern Illinois Edwardsvillerecruit Kasey Schumacher, a 5-8 senior, will take over for graduated Hayley Bowden at libero. “Kasey Schumacher is a solid passer with the ability to cover a great deal of the court,” Hoelscher said. The big battle in camp for Minooka is who will fill the void left by Bri Marquez at setter, who is at Montavello University. “Our biggest question is at setter,” Hoelscher said. “Senior Kelli Holstine, junior Brenna Perinar and sophomore Kelly Clucas are all vying for the position.”

LOCKPORT After 32 seasons with Julia Hudson at the helm, the Lockport volleyball team will take to the court with a new coach. Former Sandburg High School standout Erika Lange will take over the team that went 26-12 last season. Setter Christina Wilson and outside hitter Anna Bryniarski are gone from last season’s team, however the Porters will return seniors Aubrey Ficek (outside hitter), Katie Tabisz (setter) and Amanda MacNab (outside hitter) “We have amazing seniors with a lot of varsity experience and heart,” Lange said.“So behind their leadership we will look to maintain solid chemistry on the court. Other than that, we will rely on a strong and balanced offense.” Junior setter Kayla Pfeiffer joins the seniors as a varsity returner and she is joined by classmates MacKenzie Wasowicz (middle hitter) and Lauren Sexton (outside hitter/ defensive specialist). “We are somewhat lacking

in height, which means we will have to play much better defense behind a smaller block,” Lange said.“But, we have multiple offensive weapons and strong senior leadership.” Even with a smaller team and a new coach, the Porters expect to right in the mix for the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division title, as well as state playoffs. ”The conference will be a battle as always and we expect to compete to be at the top,” Lange said. “Our goals are to compete for a conference championship and continue post season success into sectionals and beyond.” Lange understands the tradition her predecessor has set at Lockport. “We are looking forward to continuing the success and tradition that Julia Hudson worked so hard to establish at Lockport,” she said.

JOLIET CENTRAL After a 19-16 record last season, Joliet Central is looking to keep the record headed in the right direction as well as compete against the top teams in the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division. “Of course Sandburg,

Sports Lockport and the Lincoln-Ways will be tough, but we are ready to give everyone we face a tough match,” said Central coach Suzie Bambule. “Of course our goal is to win conference and to win a regional. Always staying together as a team and never giving up will help us take the steps in the right direction.” The team will be led by returners T’ara Austin (outside hitter), Emily Malone (setter), Kelsey Frain and Brittney Lange. They will have to replace the loss of Jada Green and LaSoji Ward from last year’s team, but junior three-sport athlete Chavon Banks will look to figure in the mix. “Our team is very scrappy and will continue to play until the whistle,” Bambule said. “Our outside hitters are strong and Malone’s setting can complement their skills. We serve rather tough.” Bambule says the way for the Steelmen to compete happens before they take the court on game day. “We have to practice the way we’d like to compete,” she said.“I am looking forward to this year. The girls are a great group of hard-working individuals. They See TALENT, page 18


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Soccer teams look to improve By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

A year ago, the Joliet Catholic Academy boys soccer team was two games shy of .500 (8-103) and have big goals for this season.

BOYS SOCCER “We should play a fun to watch, attacking style of soccer this season as we are adding some dynamic players with playmaking ability to our forward and midfield positions,” said JCA coach Tom Cranmer. “I’m looking for our younger guys to continue the success they have had at our lower level and make contributions to our offense. Our goal is to make it out it of sectionals and see where things go from there. We have the talent to win a regional and can compete with the top teams in our sectional.” They will do so with returners Nick Legare, a senior center midfielder, who posted five goals and three assists a year ago, senior midfielder Jameison Jamnik (five

goals in 2011) and senior goalie Patrick Devine. “We will have an experienced midfield that has played together for several years at the varsity level,” Cranmer said. “We have added more speed overall and have the ability to exploit other teams on counter-attacks.” Those impact newcomers will be juniors Jose Guzman (midfield/defense), Lorenzo Reyes (midfield) and Tommy Paige (forward). Combined they will have to make up for the loss of Bryan Chavez, who was captain, allconference, all sectional special mention and produced six goals and 10 assists last year, as well as the seven goals from forward Cody Vercellotti and the defense of captain and all-conference selection Brennan Markley. “We will be a very young team as we lost seven starters and nine seniors off of last year’s team,” Cranmer said. “We are only returning one starter on defense.” Despite their youth, the Hilltoppers expect to compete for an East Suburban Catholic

League title. “Conference should be similar to years past with providing us with a good challenge in each and every game.” Cranmer said. “We lost several games last year by multiple goals. I would like to be more aggressive offensively to score more goals and stay close with teams and to remain more composed and organized when we fall back on defense.”

JOLIET WEST Joliet West will take to the field with what coach Brian Frank calls a “brand new squad” this season, hoping to improve on last season’s 6-10 record. Returning will be Jorge Ulloa, Jefferson Aquirre, Lucas Stefanski, Nathan Zachreus and Abraham Murgina. Added to the mix will be newcomers Corey Kopchak and David Fuentes. “We’re a brand new squad from last year, so it may take time to get everyone working together,” Frank said. “We move the ball well and this should create many See SOCCER, page 18

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West runners building numbers, talent By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

In only the third year since the Joliet athletic teams split, the West boys cross country team is still working on building the depth needed to be a top contender.

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Hugo Hernandez returns to lead Joliet West this season.

“We’re slowly building numbers,” said coach Brian Newman. “Last year we finished with about 25 runners, and we’re a little ahead of that as of the first day of practice this year.” Returning from last season’s team will be senior Hugo Hernandez, in his second year as captain. “He ran under 16 minutes last year and is as focused as a runner can be on being successful this year,” Newman said. He will be joined by sophomore Dan Treasure who was All-SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division as a freshman. Newman said the team will miss the leadership of last year’s co-captain Anthony Schalk, and top-seven runner Angel Rosario. The Tigers will have a good group of young runners to bolster the roster. “I’m just getting a chance to meet some of the incoming freshmen,” Newman said. “Chris Alvarado , who is coming out of Troy Middle School’s excellent program, has run with us all summer and has been keeping

up with many of the varsity runners.” Last year’s young runners having a year under their belts is a strength of this year’s team. “Last year,our varsity top seven at sectionals was comprised of three freshmen (Treasure, Theo Prieboy and Sabby Arroyo), two sophomores (Sean Youell and Nick Pippenger) one junior (Hernandez) and one senior (Rosario),” Newman said. “Most of these guys have a strong summer behind them and we’ve had two of last year’s juniors, Paul Koerner and Jake Godlewski, put in outstanding summers and have come ready to claim their spots in the top seven.” Last year, West was fourth in

the SWSC Blue, and will look to compete to be toward the top this year. “Our conference is really strong with both LincolnWay Central and Lincoln-Way East maintaining strong teams and Sandburg is perennially a state-qualifier,” Newman said. “Even with the loss of Tom Razo, Lockport will assumedly be tough as well. We just want to challenge these teams and compete at the level they’ve been at for so many years.” The goal for West, however, is not only to compete in conference. “Our main goal is to qualify for state as a team,” Newman said. See WEST, page 18


Sports PICK VS. PROS Mark Gregory, Bugle Staff Last wk: Ambrose (1st) Total Pts (22 races): 696 Mike Guglielmucci, WJOL Racer’s Forum Last wk: Montoya (33rd) Total Pts (22 races): 650 Readers Last wk: Logono (32nd) Total Pts (22 races): 647 Scott Paddock, Pres., Chicagoland Speedway Last wk: Gordon (21st) Total Pts (22 races): 604 Scott Taylor, Bugle Staff Last wk: Said (25th) Total Pts (22 races): 547

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Martin Truex, Jr.

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Jeff Gordon THIS WEEK’S PICK: Mandie Copley Joe Nemechek THIS WEEK’S PICK: Matt Kenseth

THIS WEEK’S PICK: D. Earnhardt Jr.

To make your pick, email the driver’s name, reader’s name and hometown to mark@ buglenewspapers.com. Picks must be made by noon Monday for the following week’s race. One email will be selected at random to represent the readers.

Driver

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1. Jimmie Johnson

777

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2. Greg Biffle

776

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3. Matt Kenseth

775

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4. D. Earnhardt Jr. 760

-17

5. Brad Keselowski 733

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6. Martin Truex Jr. 728

-49

7. Clint Bowyer

719

-58

8. Tony Stewart

716

-61

9. Kevin Harvick 710

-67

10. Denny Hamlin

693

-84

11. Kasey Kahne*

653

-124

12. Carl Edwards

650

-127

13. Ryan Newman* 644

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14. Kyle Busch

-139

638

15. Jeff Gordon

634

-143

16 Paul Menard

629

-148

17. Marcos Ambrose 600

-177

18. Joey Logano

587

-190

19. Jeff Burton

541

-236

20. Jamie McMurray 541

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opportunities for us.” Frank said despite learning on the fly, the Tigers goals are to get better.

“Our goal is to improve on our record form last year, both overall and in conference,” Frank said. “(The SouthWest Suburban

Conference Blue Division) is always very tough, but we plan on being more competitive this year.

“We have a great set of players who are working very hard.They are learning quickly.”

be successful.”

ago, the Tigers return Elexis Coleman and Jalyn Vertin, as well as adding freshman Lauren Stefanski to the mix, West will be an inexperienced but athletic group. Coach Al Mart is looking for progress in a tough SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue

Division. “The SWSC is tough,” he said. “I believe we will compete better, especially as the season progresses. “Sandburg, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way Central are the favorites.” Mart knows the team will

be able to get back with hard work. “Getting back to where the program used to be will take hard work, team chemistry and trust in the philosophy from all involved – players, coaches, parents, etc.,” he said.

from the program. “If they believe in the program and believe in their teammates, we can have a successful season,” Razo said. What defines success is still up in the air. Razo sees Sandburg, Plainfield South and Lincoln-Way Central as the top teams in the area, with Sandburg being the top

team in the area. Lockport will see them right out of the gate at the SWSC preconference meet at Lockport Aug. 25.” “They will be the benchmark, so we will be able to see where we are with them and hopefully we can close that gap more during the season.”

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Continued from page 14 are truly great members of the community. Working with them is always fun and they want to do well; they will work hard to

WEST Continued from page 16 “Additionally, we are looking to continue building our program and adding depth. We’ve looked at the times typically required to go to state, and our runners know the work they’ll need to put in to get there. The guys need to view each workout as an opportunity to get better, not as something to ‘get through.’ ” Overall, Newman is happy with the group. “We have a great group of guys with strong academics who are learning to work as a team to be successful,” Newman said. “That makes the coaching part really enjoyable.”

LOCKPORT The Porters will have an inexperienced team this year, losing a core group of seniors,

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A consistent 20-win team prior to the split three years ago, Joliet West is looking to get back to old form. An 11-23-1 team a year but coach Tom Razo looks for the two returning veterans to carry the squad. “All the kids are working. Hopefully the leaders will get the kids up where they belong,” Razo said. “We are looking for J.T. Orban and Will Giroux to be the leaders.” Giroux, a junior, was the team’s top runner as a sophomore a year ago, while senior Orban was third. “They are the type of kids that will show by example, but are not afraid to be a little vocal and guide the guys that way as well. They are two really good guys to have up there. Hopefully they can elevate the other guys. And the younger guys are listening and they are working and improving, so I can’t complain about that.” Not only the on-course leaders, but the Porter program as a whole speaks for itself and Razo said the kids understand the past success that has come

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Forest Preserve District of Will County’s newest preserve By Phil Besler

While many forest preserve districts have been cutting back services and even sites, the Forest Preserve District of Will County is expanding its offerings and is set to open its newest venue this fall. Lake Chaminwood Preserve is located on Shepley Road, just west of the I-55 frontage road, in Channahon. I had the chance to preview this site with Don Strle, a fishing partner of mine, in late July. Though a morning thunderstorm cut our outing short, we weren’t disappointed with the results of our brief excursion. Within 10 minutes, Don hooked into a 19-inch, fourpound plus largemouth bass on a plastic crayfish bait jigged on the bottom. A few minutes later, I caught a 14-inch largemouth on a tube jig also off the bottom. Soon after these fish were caught, the skies opened up and let loose with a torrential thunderstorm. Both Don and I look forward to getting back to Lake Chaminwood and fishing the full lake when it opens this fall. Besides largemouth bass, Lake Chaminwood is stocked with black crappie, channel catfish and blue gill. Lake Chaminwood Preserve encompasses 120 acres with 47 acres of water.The east lake is 12 acres in size, and the west lake is 35 acres. The two lakes are connected by a channel through an earthen embankment. Other site amenities include: •Picnic shelter with two grills. •Twenty-one parking spaces for cars only. No trailer parking is available. •A latrine. •A trail: 0.7-mile asphalt loop around the east lake, 10-feet wide and including a 136-footlong boardwalk/bridge. The trail is suitable for hiking, crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling and in-line skating. •Information board. •Wheelchair-accessible canoe/kayak launch.

•A 9’x22’ fishing pier. •Boating: Only watercraft that can be carried on top of a vehicle are permitted, i.e. canoes, kayaks and small boats (electric motors only). The parking area is too small for boat trailers. •Shoreline fishing is permitted. Caution may be needed as the shoreline is steep in many areas. •No drinking water will be available at the preserve, so visitors should bring water with them. Will County Board Member Don Gould, whose district includes Lake Chaminwood Preserve, is looking forward to the opening of this new District property. “I’ve spoken with many residents in Shorewood and Channahon who are eagerly awaiting the opening of our newest preserve, Lake Chaminwood, which will provide even more recreational opportunities in the TroyChannahon area,” said Gould. “I encourage families to visit this site when it opens, and enjoy shoreline fishing and picnicking  during their leisure time.” Future plans for the site include a canoe portage between Lake Chaminwood and the DuPage River. It would be on land owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Fishing at Lake Chaminwood will be allowed year-round, however ice fishing will not be allowed. Only line fishing is permitted. Anglers may use a maximum of two poles, with no more than two hooks each. Swimming, wading, and dogs in the water will be prohibited. Taking frogs, turtles, and mussels will also not be allowed. All statewide fishing regulations apply, including daily creel and size limits. Illinois fishing licenses are required for everyone 16 years or older. All statewide fishing regulations may be obtained from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Don Strle shows off a four-pound bass he caught at Lake Chaminwood.

For more information on Lake Chaminwood as well as all of the Forest Preserves, programs and services, visit www. ReconnectWithNature.org. When fishing Lake Chaminwood or any other area lake or river, please remember CPR, Catch, Photograph and Release. Fisheries are fragile, overharvest can quickly decimate a thriving waterway.


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Understanding the F(iduciary)-word By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

One of the many provisions of the July 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was the creation of the first new federal regulatory agency in a decade,the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which consolidates most federal consumer financial protection authority in one place. Now approaching its first anniversary, the CFPB’s stated mission is: “to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans.” Dodd-Frank and the CFPB cover a lot of ground, but the law punted on one issue that is near and dear to me: the concept of a “fiduciary standard.” The fiduciary standard requires financial professionals to act in the best interests of their clients. You may think that your broker or insurance agent is obligated to do so now, but they are generally held to a much looser standard, called “suitability.” In other words, the product they are selling needs only to be suitable

for you, rather than in your best interests. Dodd-Frank gave the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the authority to extend the fiduciary standard of care to any financial professional who provides personalized investment advice to retail customers. The SEC is still working through the proposed implementation of the fiduciary standard, so to find out where things stand, I went to one of the standard’s most outspoken proponents, Kevin Keller, CEO of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board). The CFP Board is the organization that bestows the CFP certification onto those financial planners who complete a rigorous course of study, pass a tough exam and maintain ongoing education and ethical requirements. I have been a CFP practitioner since 1998.As Keller reminded me, “the CFP Board is first and foremost a nonprofit public interest organization, which is why it formerly adopted the fiduciary standard in May 2007.” By doing so, all CFPs are

required to put the interests of their clients first. The CFP Board has built a coalition with the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). With one voice, the three groups have argued to the SEC that the public is best served when a standard is in place, and the gold standard, according to Keller, is the fiduciary one. While many in the brokerage and insurance industries initially opposed fiduciary, there has been positive movement. In March, I interviewed Tim Ryan, the president and chief executive of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the industry’s largest lobbying group, and asked him where the industry stood on fiduciary. In no uncertain terms, he said, “We support a uniform fiduciary standard.” Given investor cynicism and public distrust of financial institutions, it would seem wise

to adopt a standard that makes it clear to clients that their interests come first. Keller notes that “the public is best served when financial professionals have standards,” which is why he believes that “financial planning should be a recognized and regulated profession.” Before you balk at the word “regulation,” remember that today, almost anyone can call himself some variation of financial planner or financial consultant, without conforming to specific industry standards. Would you go to a doctor who wasn’t held to and regulated by a standard? To help clarify the issue, the CFP Board is educating consumers with a public awareness campaign that calls attention to the differences among different financial service professionals. The CFPB is also studying how older Americans can protect themselves from being misled by less-thanmeaningful designations. The adoption of a fiduciary standard

across all financial professionals would go a long way toward increasing transparency, and trust, in the industry. A fiduciary standard does not mean that you are not responsible for your own financial decisions or that you are guaranteed to make money. It does mean that the recommendations you receive will be based on what is best for you, incorporating your circumstances and risk profile, not what might be in the interests of your broker or his firm. Fiduciary would be a vast improvement over where we are today. (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editorat-Large for www.CBSMoneyWatch. com. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her podcast and blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@moneywatch. com.)

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Focus on results, not getting apology Q. I have to work with another team and manager who treats me and my team badly. I keep trying to get him and his team members to see that the way they act is unprofessional. The manager gets huffy and his team members get hostile. How can I get them to behave appropriately? A. You will get them to behave better if you realize your goal is future change and not admission of guilt for past wrongs. When we are upset about other people’s behavior it is common (but not effective) to focus on getting an apology. However, the more we try to point out another person’s bad behavior, the more the other person will want to blame us or defend their actions. When we use words like “inappropriate” or “unprofessional,” the person

who hears these “accusations” will fight to be right rather than change. Consider carefully whether your goal is to make this manager and his team feel bad or whether you want collaboration in the future. Realize that you absolutely cannot have both. You are completely normal in feeling injured. When we feel offended, we all want some kind of emotional validation or revenge. Unfortunately, if you let your feelings of victimhood run your behavior, you’ll lose any shot at getting this manager to shape up. A powerful tool in the

workplace is to let people who have made mistakes save face. Let them defend their behavior, explain their mistakes, or even blame you without getting into a fight. Not attacking them back is emotionally very unsatisfying but it allows you can get the real prize - permanent better treatment in the future. Be aware as well that the worse someone’s behavior, the more likely it is that they will not want to take responsibility for screwing up. Little mistakes are pretty easy to own up to. Big mistakes make people feel guilty. Really guilty people will almost never want to admit they were completely inept or absolute jerks. If this aspect of human nature seems unfair, think of the worst thing you have done in your life and then consider how much

you would want to take public responsibility.You will now have a better understanding that the more deeply you have been done wrong, the less likely the other party will be eager to take accountability. You may believe you’ll need the patience of a saint and the personality of Buddha to focus on change rather than getting an apology. You will discover choosing to get what you want eventually becomes more satisfying than trying to extract admissions of guilt.

The last word(s) Q. Is there a good reason that some people seem to obsess about unimportant details? I don’t understand why my coworker is trying to control everything, including what I eat

for lunch. A. Yes, the more people feel out of control about the big issues in their life, the more they try to control the small issues with everyone around them.

(Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006).You can contact Dr. Skube at www.interpersonaledge. com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.)

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Planning after school activities for your kids can be easy, fun Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom. From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: • Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your kids up for programs as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment. • Listen to your kids: As much as you would like your child to participate in certain activities, don’t push too hard. Let them explore all their options to find activities they actually enjoy doing.

• Make scheduling convenient: If your child is active, you will be too. Plan activities close to home or school to limit time spent in the car. Whether you’re setting up play dates, forming a time-saving carpool or heading up the PTA, mommy calling cards from an online stationery store like Minted.com is a unique way to make an impression, and share your contact information quickly with teachers, coaches and other parents. • Go informal: When the weather is nice, consider organizing an impromptu neighborhood bike ride or soccer game. If your child is artistically inclined, invite his or her friends over for craft time.

• Encourage academic interests: At-home supplies can inspire your child to get excited about learning. A science kit, for example, can be found at any hobby store and will augment lesson plans with fun handson experiments. Personalized journals for kids, will encourage your young writer to put pen to paper and compose stories or essays. • Don’t overschedule: As with everything great in life, moderation is key. With rich, full school days, homework and afterschool activities, don’t forget to give your kids time to unwind. With the right after-school programming, you’ll be sure to keep your kids safe, active and happy, long after the bell rings.

Help your kids be more active after school If your children are like most kids, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. A 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation study found that children ages 8 to 18 engage in over seven hours of electronic media each day. Some experts warn that all that time indoors can take a heavy toll on children’s health,contributing to attention difficulties, hyperactivity, obesity, a diminished use of senses and even a disconnect from the real world. “American children are losing a vital aspect of healthy development as they spend less time riding bikes, climbing trees or doing much of anything outdoors,” says Kathy McGlauflin, Director of Project Learning Tree (PLT), a non-profit organization that trains teachers to incorporate environmental education into school curricula. “Today, children spend most of their time indoors -- largely because that’s where all the electrical sockets are.” According to McGlauflin, teaching children to understand and value nature is vital to raising the next generation of environmental stewards and even

to improve children’s performance at school. Here are some fun ways to cure nature deficit disorder: • Brainstorm with your children’s teachers and principal about ways the school can incorporate learning in the outdoors and provide a healthier environment for students and staff that promotes ecological sustainability, reduces waste and teaches students to be environmental stewards.

• Have your child help sort the recycling at home. Visit the recycling center to see how it all works.

and plant life, paying special attention to fallen logs to learn how decomposition works and get a better understanding of microhabitats. Look for signs of animals including insects and plants in, on or around the log.

• Encourage your child to adopt a local tree and get familiar with it. Revisit this tree on a regular basis throughout the seasons, recording observations in a journal.

• Go for a bike ride around your neighborhood for exercise, quality time and some fresh air.

• Take a walk through a local wooded area, park or even your own backyard. Observe wildlife

• Plant a garden together to improve your family’s nutrition and create something meaningful.

You’ll diversify your meals with fresh local produce and teach your child about the life cycle of plants. Choose flowers that will attract an array of hummingbirds and butterflies to admire. Getting children outside is an important aspect of child development and can contribute to student achievement and a healthy lifestyle. This school year, be sure your child takes some time off from television, video games and the Internet to explore the great outdoors.


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