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SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Vol. 6 No. 3

QUITE A HAUL Parade kicks off rally, NASCAR weekend By Stewart Warren For the Bugle


t 4,Tyler Grabill is a truck kind of guy. He especially likes the big ones with their mighty horns. For him, a long line of semis rumbling down the road is just heavenly. His father knows this, of course. So on Thursday afternoon, Glenn Grabill, 43, of Bolingbrook, stood with his son at Jefferson and Joliet streets watching the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Haulers Parade, the majestic kick-off to Race Fan Rally. More than 40 trucks used to transport race cars and equipment rolled slowly past them, each one so close that the little boy could practically reach out and touch it. The trucks were on the way See NASCAR, page 23

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Joliet police help direct trucks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Haulers Parade, the majestic kick-off to Race Fan Rally.




Chief judge: Raise fees to pay for courthouse improvements By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt is asking two local legislators to introduce legislation raising court fees

in Will County to help pay for construction of a new courthouse. In a letter to state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, and to state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, Schoenstedt said

this legislation would help the county pay for a new courthouse. “Although by State statute the county is responsible to provide adequate facilities for our judiciary, l strongly believe the judiciary, where possible, should make efforts to assist the county in meeting their financial obligations in such a large project as a new courthouse in Will County. “It is my goal that if it meets with your approval, this legislation should be submitted as soon as practicable. …” The proposed legislation

asks for fees not to exceed $30 that will go into a special fund used only for construction of a new courthouse “which shall be designed and built with the concurrence of the Chief Judge.” The fees would be imposed on both parties in civil cases, on defendants who plead guilty in criminal cases. The fee would not be imposed in traffic, conservation and ordinance cases in which fines are paid without a court appearance. The county is looking at a comprehensive plan to update its facilities, including the

courthouse and the sheriff’s complex on Laraway Road. Will County Finance Director Paul Rafac recently told County Board officials the county has funding for some of the initial costs, but will have to find funding sources for other plans. Schoenstedt already had said the county could use some of the proceeds from the courthouse parking fees toward reconstruction in that area. Joliet officials want the courthouse lot so they can ultimately open Chicago Street from Washington to Jefferson streets.

Pace offers late trip service for Joliet, Lockport, Bolingbrook Pace is offering a late trip serving Lockport, Lemont and Joliet Metra stations. In addition to its regular schedule, Route 755 operates an evening trip that departs from Chicago Union Station at 7:30 p.m. and uses flexible routing to serve Bolingbrook (PACE Park-nRide at Old Chicago), Lemont (Metra Heritage Corridor Lemont Station at New/ Lockport Street), Lockport (Metra Heritage Corridor Lockport Station at 13th/ Station Driveway), and Joliet Union Station upon request. The cost is $4 for each ride.

For a full copy of the schedule, visit The CTA and Pace are partnering to bring customers Ventra – the easy new way to access and pay for trains and buses throughout Chicago and the suburbs with a single card. Ventra is available to all CTA customers and Pace fixed-route bus riders as of Sept. 9. At this time, customers can buy and register Ventra Cards online at www.VentraChicago. com. Cards are also available at Ventra Vending Machines or at select retail locations. New or modified Pace pass products

and fare policy changes are proposed as part of the transition to Ventra. Public hearings regarding the proposals will occur in late October in conjunction with PACE’S budget public hearings. Customers are encouraged to spend down the balance on any stored value cards and to use up any passes in their possession before transitioning to Ventra. For more information, including informational videos and a list of frequently asked questions, visit www.



Rendezvous features revolutionary family fun By Vikaas Shanker For the Bugle

Families were treated to revolutionary skirmishes, traditional Bluegrass music and centuries-old recipes at the 23rd annual Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous recently at the Columbia Woods Forest Preserve. The Rendezvous was a threeday historical reenactment of what life was like during the fur trade era from the late 1600s to when American Indians left northeastern Illinois in 1833 in the Des Plaines Valley area — a water route of communities from Kenosha, Wis., down the Des Plaines River through Downers Grove and Romeoville through Joliet. Volunteers from the surrounding communities used their knowledge and skills to educate the public about lost arts, bartering and what people did for fun back in the day. “We want visitors and children to see living history and learn something about it,” said Mark Bosse, director of the Rendezvous. “We’re right on the banks of the Des Plaines River. What would have happened at a rendezvous? What’s a camp like? Who were voyageurs?” Bosse said anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 people attend each year and his primary motivation is to teach children about the history of people who lived in the Valley more than 100 years ago. The Valley was a center of trade between traders from the northern territories called voyageurs, and Illinois country settlers who needed supplies. Both groups also traded with American Indian native to the Valley. The main commodity of the trade was furs that settlers and American Indians trapped. And the voyageurs would bring guns and other goods needed in newer settlements. The Rendezvous delineated this history into three days. Friday, Sept. 6, was a school day when only students got to visit the Rendezvous, while the rest of the weekend was open to the public. One of the main goals of the event was to educate children on the historical value of the Valley, like the trading post stand taught children about bartering and the value of items rather than money.

Continental soldiers from different periods of time fire a shot at British Redcoats during the reenactment of a revolutionary skirmish during the Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous.

“The kids find something of value, whether it is a rock or acorn, and bring it to us to trade for items, like bear skins, river rocks, and we have precious stones,” said Homer Glen resident Therese Doorneweerd, who was stationed at the trading post. Teagen Schied, a 7-year-old girl from Palos Heights, traded for bear skin at the trading post, but also built her own necklace at the blacksmith stop with the help of her older brother, Peter. This was the fifth time Teagen’s mother, Pegie Schied came to the Rendezvous. “I like the historical reenactments, but it’s also good for the kids to learn the history,” Schied said. Volunteers and visitors have been participating in the Rendezvous for several years. Once they’ve gone to the event, many usually come again for the next Rendezvous. “There’s some nice camaraderie here,” said Marseille resident John Pardo about the

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z Teagen Schied, 7, gets help from her older brother Peter Schied, 13, to forge her own necklace at the blacksmith station as her brother David, 10, and mother Pegie watch. p Oak Lawn twins Cassy and Chloe Miller, 6, negotiate with bartering skills at the trading post set up at the Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous with their dad, Joel Miller. t Camps like this root beer stand were set up to look like revolution era shops.

volunteers and teachers. “We become friends, and every year when we come back, it’s as if no time has passed and we just saw each other yesterday.” Pardo for 13 years has been setting up a stand displaying the furs he traded for and furs from animals that he personally trapped with techniques not common today. “We have lost a lot of history

over the years, and we’re just rediscovering,” Pardo said. “I like to teach children that are growing up to continue the history.” Caledonia resident Kevin Byrnes was playing the part of a commanding lieutenant of the Rogers Cadet Company of Rogers Rangers during a multi-era skirmish between Continental and British soldiers.

“I’ve been growing up with history all my life,” he said. “There’s a lot of teachers out here, and we just love educating the public about history. And we love it so much we want to relive it.” Visitors also got to taste the past with fried bread tacos and apple pies, different flavors of Forest Brew root beer and french onion soup.



Community Briefs First annual ‘Run with the Pumpkins’ The first annual Run with the Pumpkins will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Konow’s Corn Maze, 16849 S. Cedar Road, Homer Glen, to benefit Operation Care Package in their pursuit to “Let No Hero Be Forgotten” in mailing out care packages to our troops. Registration is 7 a.m. with packet distribution, and start time is 8:30 a.m. Donations for this run are $30 per adult and $20 per child, 14 and under. Entry fee includes admission to the Konow’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival and for the 5K run. For more information, visit www.

Live cast member by Rolling Stone magazine and one of “The 25 Funny People Who Should Get Their Own Show” by Additionally, he has performed with the renowned Chicago comedy group Second City, acted in Big Ten Network’s Friday Night Tailgate, the web series Shrink, and some TV commercials. He has written for Chicago Sketchfest,TBS Just For Laughs Festival, and served as co-writer for Second City’s Louisville production of It Takes A ‘Ville. Watch the first installment of “Tough Season” at http://www.

Joliet Central grad stars Campfire program in online video series offered at Isle a la Cache Joliet Central High School graduate,Tim Baltz, Class of 1999, is continuing his successful acting career in an online video series on the satirical website The Onion. Baltz showcases his comedic acting skills in the new series “Tough Season” presented by Lenovo on eight-episode series follows Brad Blevins (Baltz) as he tries to win a fantasy football league that he has done poorly in for years. Prominent NFL players are featured throughout the series to help Blevins with his team, including Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, who appears in the first episode, streaming online now. While this is Baltz’s most recent recognition, he has also been considered a top candidate for a Saturday Night

Autumn Astronomy Campfire, a free, all-ages family program sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street), 0.5 mile east of Route 53, in Romeoville. Registration is required. The program begins indoors to preview what is visible in the fall night sky. Learn to identify stars, planets, constellations, galaxies and more. Then, if weather permits, we will head outside to the campfire to share Native American stories about the night and enjoy a campfire snack. The remainder of the program will be spent gazing at the night sky through telescopes. The outdoor portion of this program may take place on uneven terrain. For registration and

information, call 815-886-1467.

Bertino-Tarrant town hall meeting scheduled State Sen. Jennifer BertinoTarrant, D-Shorewood, will be holding a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the auditorium of Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St.

Sign up now for Goblin Gallop The second annual Goblin Gallop 5K run/walk to benefit CrimeStoppers of Will County will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Chicagoland Speedway. Presented by the Joliet Police Department Wellness Committee, the run will begin at 9 a.m.The cost is $35 per runner, which includes a free T-shirt. (Register by Oct. 3 to guarantee free shirt). There will be new award categories. Costumes are encouraged. Call 815-724-3024 to be a sponsor. Mail checks to Crime Stoppers of Will County, 150 W. Washington St., Joliet, 60432. Register online at www.

Regional CARE Association AIDS Walk The Regional CARE Association’s 18th annual AIDS Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at Lewis University in Romeoville Registration at 9:15 a.m.; Walk will step off at 10 a.m. Water See BRIEFS, page 8

UNDER FIRE By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Proponents of the proposed Illiana Tollway have their work cut out for them due to wide-ranging opposition, including regional planning staff, according to a Will County economic development official. John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, told the Will County Board’s Legislative and Policy Committee Sept. 10 that the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on Monday released the comments received regarding placing the Illiana project on a list that would make it eligible for federal consideration, including funding. The comments, solicited by CMAP staff during a 32-day period ending Sept. 3, were predominantly negative, said Greuling and Alicia Hanlon, Will County’s Senior Transportation Planner. A CMAP memorandum on its website said the agency received 965 public comments on the proposed amendment.“Comments were submitted by email, fax, mail, and phone. The majority of comments came from Illinois residents, businesses, organizations and governments, as well as public comments from Indiana units of government and residents.”



Tollway proponents will have to buck broad opposition to gain planning agency approval

Of the 965 comments, 169 supported the proposed amendment, and 796 comments expressed opposition to it. These numbers do not include two petitions containing nearly 4,000 signatures also opposed to the Illiana. The memorandum states opponents who commented during the 32-day window were primarily concerned with the project’s financial feasibility, projected economic benefits and environmental harm. Specifically in regard to financing, the memorandum said many of those opposed state that IDOT has not demonstrated how toll revenues would cover the costs of the facility.The opponents suggested instead, the burden of these costs would fall on taxpayers. Many opponents also challenged the nature of the data used to support the project, expressing concern that the projected economic benefits are inflated, especially relative to potential longterm negative regional impacts. CMAP’s staff also raised this issue in July before setting the comment period. At that time, Greuling said CMAP staff disagreed with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s projections on the cost of the project -- $1.3 billion – as well as

economic forecasts for jobs and business created. He noted, as did state transportation officials in another county meeting in August, that IDOT and CMAP use different measurements for such estimates. IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider told county officials she believed that issue could be resolved. The recently released memorandum also showed opponents’ concerns the Illiana would destroy native wildlife habitats, including the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, fertile farmland, rural communities and residents’ way of life in the path of the chosen B3 alternative. They also feared the proposed Illiana alignment would affect Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and prevent people’s access and use of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Still other opponents expressed that – while they acknowledge the need for transportation facilities to better accommodate freight truck traffic and alleviate congestion and safety issues, the memo stated, the Illiana is not the best solution, and the region should instead invest in its existing transportation network and emphasize rail-based freight as a better alternative. One opponent, The Chicago Streetcar Renaissance, is opposed to the Illiana because of the cost

to build, operate, and maintain the roadway. The Renaissance recommended Chicago and the state invest in alternatives to driving, the memo said, particularly the streetcar. Will County Board Member Judy Ogalla, R-Monee, also weighed in during the comment period, the memo said. “Writing on behalf of her constituents in Washington, Will, and Peotone Townships, the Will County District 1 elected Board member opposes the Illiana. She is opposed for a number of reasons: Local townships will experience a future loss of tax dollars as IDOT buys property and takes it off the tax rolls; quality of life “will be changed forever” for local residents; and other negative impacts include future flooding issues and disrupted police and fire services because of road closures.” Greuling said they were not surprised to see the Metropolitan Planning Council staff’s initial negative comments repeated in the memorandum: “MPC states that, ‘the Illiana

would yield few benefits in exchange for high – and uncertain – costs.’ Among MPC’s concerns: It is not evident that private funds will cover all capital and longterm maintenance costs, future toll revenues are uncertain, and cost estimates are low. MPC questions IDOT’s cost projections and cites recently built similar toll roads that did not achieve expected revenues, including several bankruptcies.The Council states that the Illiana’s high cost requires harmful tradeoffs that would impede other GO TO 2040 major capital projects. The Illiana fails to address the region’s transportation needs, MPC says, carrying fewer vehicles per day than many arterial roads and doing little to reduce congestion. The Council states: ‘The Illiana would do little to improve the region’s economic health and would not help the region grow sustainably.’” County officials at the Sept. 10 meeting chafed at the agency’s comments. Legislative Committee See TOLLWAY, page 8



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. Roger A. Bates Jr., 51, 752 73RD ST., Downers Grove, was arrested at 9:17 p.m. Sept. 6 at 4411 Northmont Court for Battery. Kenneth Edwards II, 35, 2219 Basswood, was arrested at 3:58 p.m. Sept. 6 at 400 4th Ave. for Child Unattended in M.V. Ryan K. McCorkle, 21, 21, 6018 Vernon, Chicago, was arrested at 8:17 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 300 block of Bluff for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Evan M. Lewis, 26, 1217 Fairchild Ave., was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 300 block of Bluff for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Jarvis M. Hurd, 29, 29, 370 Water, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at that address for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. Cynthia L. Foley, 33, 1300 N. Hickory, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. Sept. 6 at 2424 W. Jefferson for Retail Theft. Samuel L. Mays III, 20, 713 N. Hickory, was arrested at 8:41 p.m. Sept 6 at Union/3rd for Possession of Cannabis. Jonathan L. Fairley, 23, 615 Nicholson, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at 609 Ruby for Aggravated Domestic Battery. Samantha J. Kiaunis, 19, 5300 Oakbrook Drive, Plainfield, was arrested Sept. 6 at 1401 Route 59 for Retail Theft. Q. Bradley, 36, 10 Joseph 354 Mississippi Ave., was arrested at 11:32 a.m. Sept. 6 at that address for Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery. E. Sami, 29, 7763 11 Monica Barclay Road, Darien, was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Sept. 7 at 777 Hollywood for Theft. F. Liu, 55, 2424 N. 12 Elaine Clark,Chicago,was arrested at 10:22 p.m. Sept. 7 for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. A. Hernandez-Aguilar, 13 Jose 27, 216 Lincoln, was arrested at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 7 at 457 N. Scott for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a P.O. L. Wilson, 30, 14 Darren 1903 Great Ridge Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 1:26 a.m. Sept. 6 at that address for Possession OF Firearm W/O FOID, Reckless Discharge of Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful

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Use of Weapon, and Possession of Firearm by Felon, Resist/ Obstruct a P.O. And Possession of Stolen Firearm. Danny R. Norton, 28, 1107 15 Lilac Lane, was arrested at 9:11 p.m. Sept. 7 at 1801 W. Jefferson for Retail Theft. M. Mason, 26, P.O. 16 Alicia Box 623, Chatsworth, IL, and Shane R. Downs, 53, 500 W. Walnut, Fairbary, IL, were arrested at 12:33 a.m. Sept. 7 at 777 Hollywood for Possession of Controlled Substance. Diaz Jr.,40,121Wheeler 17 Jose Ave., was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Sept. 7 in the 400 block of Reedwood for Aggravated DUI. Daniel J. Mayes, 25, 916 CORA, was arrested at 3:17 a.m. Sept. 8 at that address for DUI – Alcohol and Aggravated DUI. L. Miller, 32, 411 18 Rachelle N. William, was arrested at 9:36 p.m. Sept. 8 at that address for Domestic Battery. R. Starks, 34, 508 19 Shatonga S. Desplaines, was arrested at 3:44 a.m. Sept. 8 at 201 S. Larkin for Battery. L. Cook, 21, 317 20 Jeremy Grover, was arrested at 9:36 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 300 block of 3rd for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession W/Intent to Deliver and Resisting a P.O. Brian S. Hale, 56, 210 Old 21 Elm Road, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 8 at 926 S. Chicago St. for Criminal Trespass to Real Property.

Jeffrey M. Jalley, 31, 9306 W. 141st Place, Orland Park, and Daniel A. Borowiec, 33, 1411 Prairie Creek Trail, were arrested at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 8 at 1411 Prairie Creek for Reckless Discharge Firearm and Possession of Ammo W/O FOID. Borowiec also was arrested for Resist/Obstruct a P.O. Casandra D. Metroz, 33, 1411 Prairie Creek Trail, also was arrested for Reckless Discharge Firearm and Endangering The Life or Health of Child. T. Dumas, 36, 2 N. 23 Terrence Broadway, was arrested at 10:31 p.m. Sept. 9 at Broadway and Lafayette for Criminal Damage to Property. Q. Williams, 30, 1101 24 Quan S. 5th Ave., Maywood, was arrested at 8:33 p.m. Sept. 9 at 316 N. Bluff for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land and Possession of Cannabis. John R. Zajicek, 57, 350 E. 25 Washington, was arrested at 1:19 p.m. Sept. 9 at 121 N. Scott for Liquor on Public Way. D. Walker, 50, 3200 26 Eric W. Fulton, Chicago, was arrested at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 9 at 201 W. Jefferson for Liquor on Public Way. L. Holmes, 33, 215 27 Charles N. Hickory St., was arrested at 9:31 a.m. Sept. 9 at Joliet and Jefferson for Loitering W/In 200ft Of Liquor Establishment, Aggravated Battery to a P.O. and Resisting a P.O. C. Knight, 50, 28 Christopher 835 Richards, was arrested


at 2:33 a.m. Sept. 9 at 777 Hollywood for Criminal Trespass to Land. Billingslea, 29 Alexander 19, 4575 Frontage Road, Hillside,was arrested at 10:34 a.m. Sept. 9 at 358 Cass for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Campbell Jr., 20, 30 Clarence 618 S. Lotus, Chicago, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. Sept. 9 at 2nd and Miller for Battery and Aggravated Assault. was arrested 31 Aat 17-year-old 1:47 a.m. Sept. 9 at Collins and Ohio for Criminal Damage to Property. was arrested 32 Aat 16-year-old 1:35 a.m. Sept. 10 at 808 W. Jefferson for Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, Curfew and Minor in Possession of Tabacco. Y. Bailey, 41, 33 Katrina 1417 E. Washington, was arrested at 2:27 a.m. Sept. 10 at 379 S. Chicago for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Equipment. W. Ziegler, 40, 1859 34 Karl Calla Drive, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Sept. 10 at Wake Island and Maserati for Reckless Discharge Of Firearm,Aggravated Unlawful Use Of Weapon, No FOID and Flee And Attempt To Elude A P.O. G. Sanders, 26, 1311 35 Sheila E.Washington, was arrested at 1:11 p.m. Sept. 10 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Theft. T. Fowlkes, 26, 36 Aniesha 354 Wilson, was arrested

at 12:28 p.m. Sept. 10 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Disorderly Conduct. E. Shelton, 45, 37 Elaina 1807 Glenwood Ave., was arrested at 4:19 p.m. Sept. 10 at that address for Domestic Battery. M. Williamson38 Leticia Jewell, 40, 105 Edwards, was arrested at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at that address for two counts of Aggravated Battery to a Child, five counts of Domestic Battery, Unlawful Restraint, three counts of Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor and Endangering Life/ Health of a Child. L. James, 36, 305 39 Melinda 1st Ave., was arrested at 9:29 a.m. Sept. 10 at 150 W. Washington for Endanger Life/ Health of a Child. G. Garcia, 34, 638 40 Graciela Davis Ave., was arrested at 1:11 p.m. Sept. 10 at 2524 W. Jefferson for Theft. F. Davidson, 33, 2200 41 Brian Oneida, was arrested at 10:14 a.m. Sept. 11 at 2132 W. Jefferson for Criminal Trespass. Oy Souvannasing, 35, 209 Ruby, was arrested at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 11 at 207 Ruby for Criminal Damage To Property. J. Caruth, 28, 219 42 Dariae Criswell Drive, was arrested at 1:28 p.m. Sept. 11 in the 1300 block of Sandy Drive for Battery. Benjamin L. Robbins, 29, 5204 Sherwood, Lawron, Okla., was arrested at 1:48 p.m. Sept. 11 at 3157 W. Jefferson for Theft.




Help me keep a promise to Debbie Smothers By Nick Reiher Managing Editor


absolutely detest rushing the seasons. You know what I mean. Stores that put out Halloween displays in August,Thanksgiving in September, Christmas in October, Valentine’s Day in late December, Easter in February, and so on. This leads to Hallsgivingmastinester, a sense that all the holidays run into each other, essentially robbing us of the joy that comes with each. It’s like dining in a fine restaurant, only to get the bum’s rush by seeing each course arrive on top of the other. I realize our economic

system would crumble should anyone forget to buy candy and costumes for Halloween. But seriously.The candy is on the shelves now. Do you really think it will make it into those kids’ buckets and bags on Oct. 31 if we buy it now? Please. But, of course, people who sell candy and costumes know that. They would go absolutely broke, and economists would be predicting the end of the world if people bought only enough Halloween candy for to give out on Halloween. Same with Valentine’s Day. I bet there are a lot of broken candy box hearts by the time Feb. 14 shows up. So … yes, please, ease off a bit on the holiday early warning

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system.There is one very important exception. As you will see on the next page, it is time again to think about our fallen veterans at Christmas time. For the past few years, Operation Care Package has led the local charge for the national Wreaths Across America program. I’m not going to repeat what’s in the story on Page 3 or in the ad otherwise in this edition. But I will tell you I made a promise last year to Debbie Smothers, co-founder of Operation Care Package. Inspired by this tireless Joliet woman and her fellow volunteers (They pack up their care packages weekly at the Farm Bureau office), I told her I was going to help her

double the number of wreaths purchased and placed on graves this December at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. That would be 9,410 this year. Sound like a lot? Well, consider there are more than 30,000 graves at Abraham Lincoln, and the number grows by some 3,000 a year. So, they need wreaths.They are $15 each, and they are really nice.You can honor fallen loved ones with a purchase of one or more, and/or you can say thank you to unknown veterans by buying one for them. They also need volunteers to lay the wreaths on the graves. Last year, a couple hundred – men, women and children --

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turned out on an unseasonably rainy day in December to place the wreaths. They took special care to make sure the ribbons were right side up. They need volunteers and donations for the lunch following the ceremony.They need veterans to participate in the ceremony, wearing their uniforms, if they still can. So there you have a nice combination of holidays: Dress to honor the veterans; help provide food to sustain a nice community celebration; provide a Christmas wreath to say thanks for their service; and your heart will feel great Valentine’s Day through Easter and beyond. Happy Hallsgivingmastinester!



BRIEFS Continued from page 4 will be available along walk route; light lunch at end of Walk. Prizes are: $35 in donations, AIDS Walk T-shirt; $100 in donations, AIDS Walk sweatshirt; $250 in donations,T-shirt and sweatshirt. Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraising individual walker and the top team. Business sponsorships begin at $100. Sponsors are listed on the Walk T-shirts. Regional CARE Association is a non-profit HIV/AIDS service

organization offering: Free, anonymous testing at several area locations; free education and prevention materials; medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit or call 815-722-7000. Online registration and donation thru PayPal now available via website.

IEPA conducts waste tire removal Will Co. On Sept. 6, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Will County Land Use Department and DisposALL Waste Services LLC.,

removed an estimated 60.67 tons of waste tires for units of local government in Will County. Dumped tires are an eyesore, can contaminate air, land and water and serve as habitats for disease-carrying insects, particularly mosquitoes. Illinois citizens produce more than 14 million used tires annually. That’s one used tire per person every year. Illinois EPA is working with local governments to coordinate and properly dispose of waste tires collected from public properties, including roadsides, public parks and abandoned sites. Illinois EPA assists municipalities with disposal costs associated with the waste tires and partners with local officials on enforcement of new and existing waste tire dumping laws.

TOLLWAY Continued from page 5 Chairman Bob Howard,D-Beecher, and Vice Chair Suzanne Hart, R-Naperville, wondered how an agency could be so powerful as to disrupt a state-sanctioned project with much backing and much need. Greuling believes the issue is political. Many of those who ultimately will decide at an Oct. 9 meeting are elected officials representing areas fighting for the same, limited transportation dollars for their local projects. Illiana, with governmental support from the states of Illinois and Indiana, has flown through the process. During the past two years, the public-private partnership project has gone from a dream to an identified 50-mile nearly straight-line path stretching from Interstate 55 near Wilmington in Will County to Interstate 65 in Indiana. Open houses in Peotone and

in Indiana have shown residents in the path whose houses and properties could be affected. An ombudsman has been hired to help those residents navigate the process. If Illiana is added to the list, Greuling said, one will have to come off, unless IDOT can find ways to cut enough local projects to free up some potential funding. That has started already, he added, with the elimination of some Interstate 55 projects in Will County. Seemingly weighing in Illiana proponents’ favor is that Schneider chairs the Metropolitan Planning Council. But Greuling and Hanlon are concerned negative staff recommendations, as well as a negative vote by the CMAP board, which also meets Oct. 9, could put pressure on the planning council to deny it as well. Greuling said a negative vote by one or more of the agencies on Oct. 9 wouldn’t kill the project right away. But the long they go without the approval, the more difficult it could be to get it through.

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Across 1 Soccer officials 5 “You __ dead!”: “I’m telling mom!” 10 Location 14 Berry in healthy smoothies 15 “No way!” 16 Jazz classic “Take __ Train” 17 Lost color in one’s cheeks 19 Greasy spoon grub 20 Hit hard 21 Like blue hair 22 “Faust” dramatist 24 Fred’s dancing sister 26 Bartender’s twist 28 Beer to drink on Cinco de Mayo 30 Four quarters 31 Tax agcy. 32 Archaic “once” 33 Talk show pioneer Jack 36 Residential bldg. units 38 Stack of unsolicited manuscripts

Down 41 Bush secretary of labor Elaine 43 Madeline of “Blazing Saddles” 44 Emails the wrong person, say 48 U.S./Canada’s __ Canals 49 Sunrise direction, in Köln 51 Buyer’s “beware” 53 Tribal carving 57 Go 58 City on the Rio Grande 59 Feed the kitty 61 “Cool” monetary amt. 62 Even-handed 63 It may be filled with a garden hose 66 Helsinki resident 67 Actress Burstyn 68 Hip-swiveling dance 69 Vexes 70 Extremely poor 71 Ruin Bond’s martini

1 Daily grind 2 Besides Chile, the only South American country that doesn’t border Brazil 3 __ market 4 Break a Commandment 5 “Toy Story” boy 6 Fend off 7 Dance around 8 Somme salt 9 Where Nike headquarters is 10 Considerable, as discounts 11 Terse critical appraisal 12 Ties to a post, as a horse 13 Art gallery props 18 Delightful spot 23 “Paper Moon” Oscar winner Tatum 25 Many, informally 27 Change from vampire to bat, say 29 Kwik-E-Mart owner on “The

Simpsons” 34 Extend an invitation for 35 “I knew it!” 37 Thorn in one’s side 39 Appears strikingly on the horizon 40 Co. letterhead abbr. 41 Welcome summer forecast 42 Noticeable lipstick color 45 Come down hard on 46 Filled pasta 47 Top-notch 48 Golden Slam winner Graf 50 Said 52 Away from the wind 54 Takes home 55 Punch bowl spoon 56 Over and done 60 Hard to see 64 Frenchlandmass 65 Acidity nos.


Horoscopes Keep your schedule light. Save the heavy lifting for later in the week, as today should be devoted to carefree activities. Taking a day to recharge your batteries will leave you with plenty of energy when you need it.

Focus on where you are rather than where you want to be. Events may not unfold according to plan, but there’s no reason you can’t make the best of it. Prepare to meet unique people and greet unexpected visitors.

There’s only so much of you to go around. Making new friends may cause old friends or loved ones to feel neglected. While this is, indeed, more their problem than yours, at least make an effort to be considerate.

A happy home makes a happy heart. Do something to spruce up the house that will make you proud to cross the doorstep. Speak frankly with loved ones and make sure there aren’t any issues that need to be addressed.

Only in fairy tales does everyone live happily ever after. Don’t take foolish risks and expect everything to turn out for the best. Let common sense be your guide and reap the greatest rewards by playing it safe.

Don’t take sides. Stay out of other people’s arguments and disagreements and let them hash things out on their own. Showing favoritism may put you on the spot over a matter that isn’t really any of your concern.

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Exercise keeps body and soul together. Take a trip to the gym to tone up those muscles, or stretch your mind with a perplexing puzzle. Use your best judgment and taste when selecting new possessions.

Little things mean a lot. The smallest gesture can go a long way toward brightening a friend or loved ones’ day. On the flip side, you don’t need to spend a mint to make someone happy.



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INSIDE: Joliet Central has hope in its youth, page 12; Furyk cards a 59 at BMW Classic at Conway Farms,

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Kenseth wins rain-hampered Geico 400 By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After a five-plus hour rain delay turned the Geico 400 from a day race top a night race to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the top of the leader board stayed the same. Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota, took the lead on the restart on lap 245 to get in front of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch who had led the race prior to the caution. “I was worried about the rain, the track conditions in the nighttime,” Kenseth said. “I thought we were going to be better in a hotter, slick condition. But just shows I don’t know what

I’m talking about.I had a good car, great pit stops and great strategy. Then we had that restart at the end and got that push from Kevin that put us out front where we really needed to be.” It was the sixth win for Kenseth this season, the most by any Cup driver. Kyle Busch was second, giving JGR the top two spots in the race. “It’s obviously special for us,” Joe Gibbs said. “As everybody here knows, our sport is so dependent upon our sponsors, Dollar General, they sponsored the (Nationwide) race here this weekend. Were thrilled for them.  They had everybody here.  That’s See KENSETH, page 16

STANDINGS 2013 Sprint Cup Series 1) Matt Kenseth 2063 2) Kyle Busch


3) Jimmie Johnson


4) Kevin Harvick


5) Carl Edwards

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6) Kurt Busch


7) Jeff Gordon


8) Ryan Newman


9) Clint Bowyer


10) Kasey Kahne


11) Greg Biffle


12) Joey Logano


13) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.


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

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2013 GEICO 400 RESULTS 1) Matt Kenseth 2) Kyle Busch 3) Kevin Harvick 4) Kurt Busch 5) Jimmie Johnson 6) Jeff Gordon 7) Brad Keselowski 8) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 9) Clint Bowyer 10) Ryan Newman 11) Carl Edwards 12) Kasey Kahne 13) Aric Almirola 14) Jeff Burton 15) Marcos Ambrose 16) Greg Biffle 17) Mark Martin 18) Martin Truex, Jr. 19) Jamie McMurray 20) Danica Patrick

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After hours of rain delays, Matt Kenseth won the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.




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Sophomore Aarys Stallings makes a tackle during Friday night’s game at Bolingbrook.

Youth serving Steelmen By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

As the seasons have gone by

since the Joliet high schools split, the progress of Joliet Central’s football team has not been apparent on the scoreboard, but

anyone watching the enthusiasm of the team can see the attitude with most of the players has changed, despite wins, losses, points scored or allowed. In a 50-0 loss to Bolingbrook Friday night, that again showed when, despite the score, the Steelmen played their hardest all the way to the final whistle, forcing a pair of turnovers late in the fourth quarter. “We play like it is always 0-0 and we have to play hard every play,” said sophomore defensive back Aaryss Stallings. We have to work hard and everyone has to want this.We all have to play together.” Stallings paced the defense against the Raiders, as he racked up a couple tackles for little or no gain and laid a Ronnie Lott-style hit on a Bolingbrook receiver. Stallings was hit with a pass interference penalty on the hit on what seemed to be a questionable call by the official. It appeared as if the receiver retraced his outstretched hands, therefore not making contact with the ball. Stallings seemed to have the played timed out well. “We want to play the game clean and the right way,” said Central coach Brett Boyter.“But what you have a guy in the secondary that can deliver hits like that, it can change the way an offense does things.” See YOUTH, page 16


Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

Kurt Busch will join Stewart-Haas racing next season.

Chicagoland Speedway news and notes By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Following a pair of rain delays that topped the six-hour mark, Matt Kenseth drove his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota to Victory Lane at Chicagoland Speedway. Kenseth remains atop the points lead for the Chase, but he wasn’t the only story from the weekend in Joliet.

SHAKE ANYONE? While most drivers sat in their haulers and watched football during the five-hour rain delay Sunday, rookie Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. made different use of his time. “I went to Sonic,” he said.“Gave me a little bit of energy.Took a nap and really played it out well.” Stenhouse placed eighth in the race, the highest finishing rookie in the field.

MATH 101 During the race, Stenhouse said his spotter had a bit of a math issue. “My spotter told me there was 20 to go when there was 30 to go,” Stenhouse said. “He might need a little help because I think a crew chief is normally talking to him, telling him how many to go. He missed that by 10. Then I stayed out there under that last caution. 

They said we had 25 to go. I was like, I thought you said we had 20 to go five laps to go.That threw us

off a little bit.” See NASCAR, page 15






Furyk shoots 59; Johnson wins BMW By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Zach Johnson rallied from three strokes down Monday, Sept. 16 to win the BMW Championship at Conway Farms G.C. in Lake Forest. Johnson entered the final round, which was postponed from Sunday, three strokes behind Jim Furyk at 10-under par. However, Johnson shot a 6-under par 65 to overtake Furyk, who shot even par 71 and finished third. Nick Watney had the best score of the round, shooting a 64 to vault him into second place. Watney entered the tournament outside the top 30 of the FedEx Cup standings, but with his showing he moved up to 12th.The top 30 in the standings advance to the Tour Championship, which opens Thursday, Sept. 19. The only other player from outside the top 30 to play his way in was Luke Donald, who calls Conway Farms his home course. Donald didn’t look like he was going to take advantage of the home course advantage after a pair of 70s, but he closed with rounds of 67 and 66 to finish tied for fourth along with Jason Day, Hunter Mahan and Steve Stricker. Tiger Woods had a pair of 66s in the tournament,but were followed by a 72 and 71 as he finished in a tie for 11th. However,Woods leads the FedEx Cup standings.

MR. 59 Those at Conway Farms saw a piece of history Friday as Jim Furyk became the sixth player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour. For the round he had 11 birdies an eagle and a bogey. His eagle came on a pitch-in from the fairway on the 15th hole, his sixth hole of the day. Needed a birdie on the ninth hole, his final hole of the day, Furyk nailed a pitch shot to within three feet. “It was just kind of a smooth gap wedge for me, kind of bread and butter,” Furyk said. It was hard enough where I could hit it but it wasn’t an easy shot. I could make a good swing at it. It was kind of a perfect yardage.” Furyk, who has won a U.S. Open at Olympia Fields in the Chicagoland area, admitted that it was his best round of his career. “Absolutely, absolutely,” Furyk responded when asked if it was his best round.“I’ve played a couple of good ones throughout my career. But that magic number, it’s hard to get under 30 on nine, and then it’s really hard to get under 60 for a day. It definitely played some tricks with my head on the way in.” It has been historically difficult to follow a low round with another low round, but Furyk managed a 69, while 10 strokes worse than the previous day, was still good enough to take a two stroke lead.

“It kind of felt like a victory lap,” Furyk said. “People kept cheering for me all the way around. It was a good day, a lot of positive fans, the occasional one that likes to give me a hard time, but 99.9 percent were very positive. It was fun. “I think it’s always difficult, even if you go out and fire a 62 or 63, it’s always difficult to kind of follow that up with a low number, and it probably took me a few holes to really get in the flow out there and feel good.”

TIGER PENALTY Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty in the second round after the ball moved while he was set up. Woods felt that it didn’t move and just oscillated. It occurred on the first hole where he ended up taking an eight. “It’s one of those things where I thought the ball oscillated, and I thought that it was,”Woods said.“I played the shot, played the round, and then (rules officials) in there, they replayed it and gave me two. I was pretty hot because I felt like nothing happened. I played the rest of the round grinding my tail off to get myself back in the tournament and then go from five to seven behind, that was tough.”

HOLE IN ONE Hunter Mahan recorded a hole in one at the par-3 17th hole Saturday. Not only did Mahan win himself a brand new BMW, BMW is contributing 100,000 to the Evans Scholars Foundation, which allows a caddie from the foundation to get a full-ride scholarship. The recipient is to be determined. “Well, that’s amazing,” Mahan said. “That’s awesome for BMW to do that, to have that Evan’s Scholarship. I remember playing the Western Junior and hearing about it, and it’s a great thing that they do. Caddies are a big part of golf, and it’s awesome that a kid is going to have a great education, so that’s amazing.”

RAINOUT Sunday’s final round was mostly wiped out due to rain. A few See BMW, page 15

Sports NASCAR Continued from page 13

NEAR SWEEP After winning the truck race Friday and the Nationwide race Saturday, Kyle Busch came close to a clean sweep of the weekend Sunday when he finished second to Matt Kenseth at the Geico 400. Busch said he was thinking about the sweep as he led close to the end of the race, before a caution caused him to lose the lead on a restart. “Oh, yeah. I watched it slip right away,” Busch said. “It sucks.  Nothing you can do about it.  Certainly it would be nice if we could have won tonight and brought home a Trifecta.  I didn’t think we had a chance after yesterday’s practice.  In the race today, the car was totally different. 

BMW Continued from page 14 players were able to finish their rounds, while 22 didn’t tee it up

I could drive the heck out of it. It was going to be cool. There’s always those cautions.”

LUCKY 13 When the race at Joliet finally did kick off, it did so with 13 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup for the first time in the 10 years of the Chase. It was on Friday the 13th that NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase as well, following the decisions that drivers attempted to alter the results for teammates at Richmond. “It was a lot of up-and-downs of emotions for this entire team this week,” Gordon said.“They’ve been through a lot. They never gave up.  Not only Saturday night, but this entire week, and I’m proud of that.  I’m very appreciative,very thankful to be in, and I know it’s under the most unbelievable circumstances I’ve ever been a part of in my at all. Steve Stricker, who was in second place entering the final round, was among those not to play. “I think we got the better end of the deal by not even playing in it,” Stricker said. “It looked like it

racing career, and I wish that all of this hadn’t happened. I wish that we could have just raced for it on Saturday night, but that wasn’t the case. Now here we are as a 13th car and in.  Now we just try to take that opportunity and make the most of it.”

NEW RULE Prior to the Geico 400, NASCAR added a new rule after the happenings at Richmond. The rule reads: “NASCAR requires its competitors to race at 100 percent of their ability with the goal of achieving their best possible finishing position in an event. Any competitor who takes action with the intent to artificially alter the finishing positions of the event or encourages, persuades or induces others to artificially alter the finishing position of the event shall be subject to a penalty from NASCAR.  Such penalties was pretty tough conditions for everybody, and cold weather and rain. I didn’t have to really go out and get started in it and come

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 may include but are not limited to disqualification and/or loss of finishing points and/or fines and/ or loss of points and/or suspension and/or probation to any and all members of the teams, including any beneficiaries of the prohibited actions. “ ‘Artificially altered’ shall be defined as actions by any competitor that show or suggest that the competitor did not race at 100 percent of their ability for the purpose of changing finishing positions in the event at NASCAR’s sole discretion.”

ON THE MOVE Ryan Newman announced last week, he will drive the No. 31 Chevy for Richard Childress Racing in 2014. Newman agreed to a three-year deal after being told prior by Stewart-Haas Racing earlier this year that he would no longer drive for them next season. “This is a great opportunity for back in, all that stuff. So that was good, I guess, in that respect. But I wish we could have got it in. I wish we could have played for


our team,” Richard Childress said in a release Monday. “I am very proud to have Ryan in our No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet starting next year. We have high expectations for this No. 31 team.” Newman is not the only driver making a move, as Stewart-Haas will add Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch.The moves will leave voids at RCR, Childress and Furniture Row Racing. “I think a lot of guys just got stale with where they are at,” said ESPN analyst Rusty Wallace. “I talked to Tony Stewart and he still thinks Ryan Newman is a great guy and he loves him to death and he just found that they were disagreeing with everything. They feel Kevin Harvick will elevate the team and challenge him and get better.Then Gene Haas wants to start a fourth team and Kurt Busch has really matured, so that is a good fit. The silly season, as I call it will always happen in this sport. all the fans that are here and the sponsors and everything.” Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports




Indian spikers split pair of SPC games Minooka defeated Plainfield East 25-18, 25-19. Skyler Day and Ginger Perinar each had five kills to pace the Indians. Megan Bauer added 13 points and seven assists and Kelly Clucas had 10 assists. The Indians fell in three to Plainfield North (11-1) 25-19, 19-25, 25-19. Bauer and Clucas posted 14 assists each and Day paced the team with 13 kills. •Joliet West beat Bloom 25-11, 25-10. Elexis Coleman posted five kills for West (4-5), while Shannon Doran had nine assists.

•Joliet Catholic beat Bolingbrook 25-20, 25-20. Julia Shemaitis had six kills and six service points for JCA, while Mary Murphy tallied 11 assists.

Girls Golf

Lockport beat Hinsdale South 114-72. Carly Breitbarth won the

Joliet Catholic defeated Plainfield Central 6-1. Nina Bertino won at No. 1 singles for JCA, while Katie Payne won at No. 2. Providence beat Joliet Catholic 3-2. •Lincoln-Way West defeated Joliet co-op 4-3.

•Lockport beat Lincoln-Way East 4-3 in SWSC action. Jen Lee and Hana Khatib won at No. 2 doubles for the Porters. •Minooka beat Plainfield Central 6-1 in SPC play. Emma VanDrie and Sarah Boeringa won at No. 1 doubles.Also in SPC action, Minooka beat Romeoville 5-2. Alyssa Aspan and Lacey Viano teamed up for the win at No. 1 doubles. The Indians fell to Yorkville 6-1. The lone Minooka win was Abbey Kirkpatrick and Claire Dobry at No. 3 doubles.

team is great,” he said. Another young talent that understands that is sophomore linebacker Domonique Solomon. “It doesn’t matter how young you are, if you can go out and use all that coach taught and makes you able to keep up with the older, bigger guys,”he said.“It is not about winning the game. It is all about having fun and showing heart.The

scoreboard doesn’t matter.” Boyter likes the outlook by the young players. “I am proud of the effort,” he said.“The fact that they are excited when they make plays or their teammates make plays is great to see. The great thing about those two guys is the moment is not too big for them.” • JCA defeated St. Viator 35-

20 behind four TDs from Nick Borgra. • Joliet West fell to HomewoodFlossmoor 48-14. For Joliet West, Anthony DiNardo was 18-of-29 passing for 151 yards and TD. Jordan Brown had 17 carries, 98 yards and a score. • Minooka fell 41-13 to Oswego • Lockport lost 28-14 to Sandburg.

(Hamlin) tonight and FedEx, but it seems like something happens, it happens to Denny. I hate it for him.” Continued from page 11 Kevin Harvick finished third, a big deal for us. Really happy that followed by Kurt Busch, Jimmie Kyle did a great job. I felt like for Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Mars, a great night.  It was special.  Harvick restarted behind We love coming to Chicago.  It’s a Kenseth with 27 laps to go and great sporting area. We love that.  I attempted to push Kenseth and hated that we lost a bunch of fans get by him for the win, however, with the rain,but it’s a special time once Kenseth got clean air, he for us.  Lord blessed us.  A great pulled away. night.  Obviously Toyota is a big “It looked like the run before, part of this.  I hated it for Denny Kyle was a little bit better than

the 20,” Harvick said. “They were evenly matched.I was hoping they would get side-by-side, you have one of them slide up, able to get three-wide or something happen. I figured that was better than going to the bottom and getting three-wide and being pinned on the bottom and getting passed by two or three cars on the top. I figured that was my best option.” Of the 13 drivers in the Chase, they claimed the top six spots, as well as nine through 12. Two drivers, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

(35th) and Joey Logano (37th) had car troubles and did not finish the race. Earnhardt blew an engine on lap 226. The No. 88 car was involved in an accident on pit road on lap 169 that punctured the nose of the car. Logano, the pole sitter, was knocked out of the race with 175 laps with engine problems. “Unfortunately the motor blew up,” he said.“You have these every once in a while. It’s a bummer to have it in the Chase when you are running for a championship.”

Boys Soccer Romeoville defeated Joliet Catholic 1-0. •Minooka beat Oswego East 2-1 in a shootout. Matt Dlugopolski scored the goal in regulation for the Indians. •Joliet Central beat Sycamore 3-1 behind goals from Andres Miranda, Giovanni Vivas and Alejandro Hernandez.

YOUTH Continued from page 12 Despite his youth, Stallings understands the game at this point for the Steelmen is about each play within the game. “Knowing we can be competitive for plays against a top


Lockport edged out Sandburg 190-199. Kayla Garritson shot a 44 to medal at Broken Arrow. •Joliet shot a 187 to win its own tri. Plainfield South (192) was second, with Stagg (214) third. •Joliet Township beat LincolnWay North 211-225. Milena Singletary carded a 48 to medal at Ravisloe in Homewood.

Girls Swimming

100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 7.41 seconds and took the 200 individual medley in 2:21.59, while Amanda Moran won the 200 free (1:59.44) and 500 free (5:23.90).

Girls Tennis



119th street rivalry resumes Friday By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

It appeared like the Plainfield North-Plainfield East game Friday night at East would be for first place in the Southwest Prairie Conference. That will not be the case after both teams suffered one-score losses last Friday.Their outcomes might have put an even greater importance on the game as both teams try to set up for a playoff run. The rivalry has also taken flight despite both teams being fairly new as the schools are located minutes apart on 119th street, separated by Rt. 59. North won last year at home 28-14, but the Bengals took the win, their first and only win to date against a Plainfield school, two years ago. Plainfield East (2-1 overall, 0-1 in SPC) is coming off a 14-7 loss to Oswego East. For the first time in program history the Bengals won both nonconference games, but the Wolves were able to exact revenge after the Bengals won last year’s meeting. Jake Mayon leads the ground game for the Bengals, while fellow junior Cole Kotopka has had some success as quarterback early in the season out of the spread offense. Junior Daniel Jackson anchors the defensive line for the Bengals, while Omar Salazar and Donte Hartsfield each have a pair of interceptions this year. After dominating in an opening win over Westinghouse, the

Tigers (1-2, 0-1) have dropped two straight, both equally painful. They led Pekin 20-0 on the road only to lose 21-20 on a missed field goal. They were in complete control again last week with a 34-14 lead at Plainfield South in the fourth quarter, but fell 41-34 in overtime. North is paced by a trio of running backs in Quintin Hoosman, Robert Baker and Chris Dunning in what has been a run-oriented offense so far this year. Hoosman was injured and left the game last week, while Baker was also banged up a bit. With the way the SPC is shaping up this year, the game has the makings of being a good one. Neither team wants to start 0-2 in the conference and a North loss would put them in a 1-3 hole. Kickoff time is slated for 7 p.m.


of the



The amount of players who scored touchdowns for Bolingbrook in a 50-0 win over Joliet Central.

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Jack Butler and Plainfield North hope to defeat Plainfield East Friday.




A PLACE IN HISTORY There also are plans to expand Heritage Village, which previously was called Pioneer Will County residents went Settlement and located just back in time Saturday. north of Ninth Street along the Visitors to the Will County Illinois & Michigan Canal. The Historical Society’s third annual historic buildings were moved Heritage Fest got a historic look at to the Heritage Village off of 19th Century life. From churning Second Street about two years butter and weaving blankets to ago after being uprooted and exploring the historical buildings put in storage to make way for and riding in a horse and buggy, development of the Lincoln people of all ages got in touch Landing. with Will County’s roots during The village features the train the fest, which took place at depot, a one-room school house, Heritage Village, 249 W. Second home and jail. St., Lockport. Society president Sandy Historical society volunteer Vasko said plans to enhance Sandie Sanders, who was the village include building a demonstrating butter churning, replica blacksmith shop and a said it’s hard to imagine living barbershop, which will display the labor-intensive life of the African American history in the early Will County county. residents. T h e “It’s amazing neighboring how people lived,” Chevron also is she said, as it took donating a brick about 15 minutes building from its to turn heavy refinery site that whipping cream will be moved into butter. “They to the village’s were fitter, but they property and didn’t live as long.” serve as a visitors’ Getting around center, Vasko wasn’t easy either, said. as people relied Will County Historical The process of on horses and Society president Sandy creating Heritage Vasko (left) empties fresh trains for travel Village has been butter from a churn for and the delivery taste testing. no easy feat. of freight. Bill “It’s been a Molony, president labor of love,” of the Blackhawk Chapter of she said. the National Railway Historical Many of the local businesses, Society, said the railroad is what organizations and individuals made the area grow. that have contributed to the “It was development following establishment of Heritage Village transportation,” he said. “These are recognized at the site through communities are what they are a donor wall and brick pavers. because of the railroad.” Former Lockport Mayor Dev While dressed as a conductor Trivedi said creation of the village and answering questions for and the Heritage Fest itself has people in the society’s Symerton been a collaborative effort. Train Station, Molony said “We’re so happy this has finally he’s always been interested in found its own place,” he said. American history, but specifically Berkot’s grocery store in railroads. He’s been a member donated hot dogs for the fest, of the historical society for the American Legion Post 18 in around 20 years. Lockport cooked the hot dogs, The historical society plans Boy Scout Troop 65 of Lockport to add about 80 feet of railroad sold water and Tall Oaks Farm track and a crossing outside of from Wilmington hosted minithe station, which also will soon horse carriage rides. be restored, he said.The building “All of it is voluntary or will be painted in two tones donated,” Trivedi said. “We’ve got and trimmed in a third to match so much cooperation.” what was original to depots on For more information the Wabash rail line. about the Will County “We want to replicate what Historical Society, visit www. existed when it was a working station,” he said. or call 815-838-5080.

Lockport’s Heritage Fest harkens to a simpler time in area’s past

By Clare Walters For the Bugle

photos by Clare Walters/ for the bugle

p Attendees of the Heritage Fest enjoyed mini-horse and carriage rides from Tall Oaks Farm of Wilmington. t Will County Historical Society president Sandy Vasko (left) shows a volunteer how to work a weaving loom. q Bill Molony, president of the Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, shows where the Symerton station was originally located in Will County.

Business & Real Estate



Avoid being communication scapegoat with persistence Q. I’ve noticed this last year that everyone around me seems to have developed Attention Deficit Disorder. I send emails, make phone calls and have personal conversations, and people don’t remember or they misunderstand.Then they blame me! Is there a strategy to avoid always being the scapegoat? A. Yes, but you’ll have to do the work of dramatically over communicating if you don’t want to get blamed for others lack of attention to detail. Over communicating means you send the same message verbally, then by email, and then with an additional reminder. The bottom line is you have to

Veteran Career & Education Fair Oct. 19 Cantigny VFW will host a Veteran Career and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm Oct. 19, at their location, 825 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. The event is being present by the Ladies Auxiliary in partnership with the Will County VAC, JJC and Lewis University. Free resume workshops translating military MOS to Civilian job description. Resume workshops include interactive exercise on effective writing and communication techniques that will help you translate valuable military experience into a language hiring managers can understand.

assume that your first or second communication probably didn’t register or weren’t received.You’ll be surprised how often people will respond to your third communication as if it was the first and only message. When you first start using repetition of messages as your new best friend you will be tempted to use a frustrated tone that you have to do the extra work.Try and remember that you are also the one getting the results. Realize that most people you work with are experiencing this problem with dropped communications. Unfortunately, most people don’t even

contemplate that the solution is to take more responsibility to over communicate. Especially with people you frequently engage make a new agreement, tell them you plan to send at least three communications regarding any plans and ask them to do the same. Point out that between the two of you it will be impossible for any balls to get dropped. Missed meetings, incorrect information and miscommunication will cease to be a cause for frustration with people who agree to your proposal. You might ask why everyone in business doesn’t simply operate automatically by over communicating since the benefits are so clear.The reason is that many people would rather feel

victimized than do the extra work to reduce any opportunity for poor communication. I’ve had new clients complain it just isn’t fair that other people’s lack of attention becomes their problem.The truth is obviously that other people truly do have a sort of cultural attention deficit these days and are overwhelmed. You can chose to continually complain about dropped communications and be miserable. You could chose instead to accept the reality that too much information is competing with too little time and guarantee that your message is the one that gets through

The last word(s) Q. I work with a guy who

always expects me to fix his mistakes. I’ve given him the silent treatment and evil eye every time he screws up, but he keeps assuming I’ll help him. Is there a better way to let him know I’m done covering for him? A. Yes, stop helping him. Pouting is never your most powerful communication.

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. or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.









NASCAR Continued from page 1 to the Chicagoland Speedway and the NASCAR Chase Weekend. Sunday’s Geico 400 is the first race in the competition for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Thousands of people gathered at the speedway over the weekend to watch the cars and trucks go round and round the track. Back at the parade,Tyler occasionally pulled off his baseball cap and pointed it toward something that caught his eye. When the last hauler rolled out of sight, he was ready for more. “I love the trucks,” he said happily.“And the horns were loud. I like them loud!” His father feels the same way about NASCAR. A team leader at Plainfield’s Target store, Grabill took the entire week off, the better to enjoy the races. “I’ll be at the track all weekend,” Grabill said, sounding just as happy as his son. He grabbed the boy by the hand and headed toward Chicago Street and the rest of the rally’s attractions. You didn’t have to like big trucks or NASCAR to have fun at Joliet’s 14th Race Fan Rally, the party that officially begins the racing weekend.There were lots of other things to enjoy: food, the music of Chicago’s 7th Heaven and plenty of beer. “We’re not really race fans,” confessed Niguel Fink of Joliet. “My uncle has his car down here – a Malibu, maybe from


Keith Semple of 7th Heaven performs at Race Fan Rally.

1963 -- so we came to see him at the car show.” Zak Fink, 19, her son, was holding hands with Brianna Barbosa, 17, of Joliet. He had a completely different reason for coming to the rally: His mother offered to buy dinner. So off they went, in search of an open seat at one of the very crowded downtown restaurants. “Who is Alice Cooper?” asked Marge Zelinski of Joliet, reading the sign propped in front of a sleek silver and black 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe parked on Chicago Street just off Jefferson Street. “He’s a rock star,” explained

Steve Zelinski, also of Joliet, her son and the person pushing her wheelchair. According to a placard propped in front, the car had been customized for

the godfather of shock rock.The speedometer went to 130 mph, and the musician’s portrait was painted on a side panel. Dunkin’ Donuts had parked


a truck nearby, and employee Austin Morgan offered a sample of the chain’s iced coffee to anyone who passed. Pamela Wetzel of Joliet took a sip before walking over to look at a line of tiny race cars parked across the street.The vehicles were no bigger than golf carts. “Those are midgets,”Wetzel said.“They’re race cars that go about 70 mph on pavement or dirt.”Wetzel watches them run at the Grundy County Speedway. “I am a racing fan,” she said. The main music stage was set up in Van Buren Plaza. When 7th Heaven began their second set of the evening, Hailey Deeke, 8, and her mother Kim Johnson, both of Joliet, leaned on the barricades at the front row. Hailey seemed to know all the words, and she sang along to “Not Over Yet.” “I love the music!” Hailey said. She started following the band’s career because her mother knows one of the members.“She’s the new groupie,” Johnson said, kidding her daughter. But Hailey didn’t care. She turned back to the stage, smiled and started singing again.



Joliet 09-18-13  

Joliet 09-18-13

Joliet 09-18-13  

Joliet 09-18-13