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FEBRUARY 6, 2014

Vol. 58 No. 18

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State of the State focuses on rebuilding Illinois After years of gridlock, state is moving forward on plan to build South Suburban Airport By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

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Photos by Alex Hernandez | for the bugle

(From top left, going clockwise) The new Teen Underground area of the library is larger than the old Teen Alley; The “Perpetual Knowledge” sculpture stands next to the library’s stairwell; The library’s new quiet area on the second floor has a fireplace.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Illinois was on the road to making a comeback. Quinn’s State of the State address today was the second given during an election year. Because of this it focused on many voterfriendly programs like improving state infrastructure, creating jobs, increasing the minimum wage Gov. Pat Quinn and helping small businesses. “After years of gridlock, we’re moving forward on our plan to build a South Suburban Airport,” said Quinn. “And we’re making the Illiana Expressway a reality, which will create thousands of jobs and >> see illinois | page 3



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Kalo Foundation’s co- Teen gets a gun for Christmas, founder, president dies shoots himself in the leg Organization dedicated to preserving artistic legacy of city through education advocacy, preservation

Father faces criminal charges after his son reportedly shot himself with a gun

By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

A longtime Park Ridge resident and champion of preserving the artistic legacy of her city has died. Betsy Foxwell died Jan. 22 after a brief illness. She helped found the Kalo Foundation as a fundraising and educational organization in 2006. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the rich artistic legacy of the city through education, advocacy, and preservation. Based on the ideals of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, the foundation sponsors educational seminars, exhibits, tours, publications and special events to increase awareness and appreciation of the arts and crafts. Before that she was a Chicago Public School teacher for 37 years. Foxwell died at the age of 75 and is survived by her husband Warren, brother-in-law Leo Foxwell, sister-in-law Elizabeth

A father faces criminal charges after his son reportedly shot himself with a gun he received as a Christmas present. The 14-year-old accidentally shot himself on Jan. 6 while in his Park Ridge home. “We were called the day

>> ILLINOIS, from page 1 strengthen our position as the largest inland port in the nation.” The South Suburban Airport has been proposed for the Peotone area for the past 20 years. The project got a shot in the arm at the end of the last legislative session.The Legislature approved a bill allowing the state to enter into a public-private partnership with an interested investor, much as Illinois and Indiana have done with the Illiana. Will County

of the gunshot wound,” said Park Ridge Police Cmdr. Jason Leavitt. “He shot himself in one of his lower legs. It wasn’t life-threatening, but he did have to have surgery.” Four days later, the teenager’s father Joseph Streff, 52, turned himself in to Park Ridge police. Streff, who lives in the 7300 block of West Addison in

Chicago, is charged w i t h reckless conduct f o r a l l e ge d ly COURTESY giving his PARK RIDGE PD son the Joseph Streff, 52, gun as a of Chicago Christmas present. The charges were made public today. Streff’s bond was set at $1,000 and his next court date is Feb. 27.


Betsy Foxwell

Foxwell, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and many friends. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Kalo Foundation, 255 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068, or through www.kalofoundation. org.

Board members set up an ad hoc committee last October to deal with issues regarding the airport infrastructure, emergency response and taxing authority. The Illiana Tollway is a proposed 47-mile access controlled highway facility that extends from I-55 in Illinois on the west to I-65 in Indiana on the east, cutting across Will County. Officials from both states have been pushing hard for the project’s advancement for over the past two years.The estimated

Man arrested after ‘rotating’ his knife in public Police allege that in addition to knife he was waving around, Goldberg also had brass knuckles that contained spring-loaded knife By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Police arrested a 59-year old man for allegedly waving his knife around in public Jan.

$1.5 billion project is expected to reduce the strain of truck traffic on local roads, thereby improving safety, travel times, and accessibility to jobs. “The backlog of bills is going down. Unemployment is at its lowest point since the economy crashed,” said Quinn. “And,

24. The incident began when a customer at the Holiday Inn in the 5300 block of Touhy Avenue reportedly saw Alan Goldberg “outside the hotel

rotating a knife in his hand.” Police were notified and arrested Goldberg when they arrived at the Skokie hotel. Police allege that in addition to the knife he was waving around, Goldberg also had brass knuckles that contained a spring-loaded knife. Goldberg of Middletown, N.Y., was arrested on charges of Unlawful Use of Weapons.

according to the most recent Federal Reserve Bank report, in the next six months Illinois is projected to have the best economic growth of the five largest states in America.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Illinois had an 8.9 percent unemployment

rate as of October last year. Also Quinn’s office estimates Illinois faces a $1.9 billion budget deficit in 2015. He avoided talking about the state’s unpaid bills and deficits in detail during his speech today. Instead those will be discussed at his Feb. 19 budget address.



Police Blotter

The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Morton Grove, Niles, and Park Ridge Police Departments. 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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Piotr Dawlidowicz,28,of the 200 block of W. Fairmount, Mt. Prospect, was arrested Jan. 18 in the 8300 block of Milwaukee for Reckless Driving and two counts of DUI after he was pulled over for allegedly driving 101 miles per hour.











Kabiruddin Charania, 62, of the 8500 block of Niles Center Rd, Skokie, was arrested Jan. 24 at Golf Mill Center for Retail Theft.



Angela A. Gilgen, 24, of the 10000 block of Holly ln, Des Plaines, was arrested Jan. 24 in the 9500 block of Greenwood for Retail Theft.




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Faraz Uddin, 27, of the 420 block of W. Palatine Road, Palatine, was arrested Jan. 24 in the 5600 block of Touhy for Retail Theft.


Robert J.Woodson, 27, of the 9100 block of Forestview, Skokie, was arrested in the 7900 block of Waukegan for DUI.


Kim M. Traversa, 46, of the 5200 block of W. Newport, Chicago, was arrested Jan. 27 in the 5600 block of Touhy for Retail Theft.


Yuriy Pyhsetskyy, 50, of the 2100 block of Parkside, Chicago, was arrested Jan. 28 in the 6300 block of Touhy for Suspdended License.


Mike A. Frank, 28, of the 5200 block of N. Laporte, Chicago, was arrested Dec. 16 in the 7700 block of Milwaukee for two counts of DUI.


Ashley J. Serrano, 24, of the 5700 block of N. Wayne, Chicago, was arrested Jan. 16 in the 5600 block of Touhy for Retail Theft. Garcia, 55, of the 10 Javier 4100 block of Cornelia, Chicago, was arrested Jan. 17 in at the intersection of Waukegan

& Howard for No Valid License. Samuel R. Peterson, 23, of the 8400 block of Oriole, Niles, was arrested Jan. 18 in the 8300 block of Oconto for DUI.


Angela L. Gill, 29, of the 3600 block of N. Tripp, Chicago, was arrested Jan. 19 in the 6600 block of Touhy for Registration Suspended and Suspended Drivers License.


St. Hubert, 40, of 13 Sandra the 8200 block of Oak, Niles, was arrested Jan. 20 in the 8200 block of Oak for No Valid License.

Park Ridge Alvarado, 36, of 14 Karina the 100 block of Hazard, Carpentersville, was arrested Jan. 23 in the 200 block of S. Vine for

Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and No Valid Drivers License. 15 yr old from Park Ridge 15 Awas arrested Jan. 26 in the 400 block of S. Prospect for Zero Tolerance.

24 in the 8500 block of Austin for Hit and Run and DUI. Carlos Santos, 40, of Des Plaines was arrested Jan. 24 in the 6800 block of Dempster for No Valid Drivers License.


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Michelle Cowry, 29, of Evanston was arrested Jan. 24 in the 8800 block of Belleforte for Suspended Drivers License.

Bryan A. Meade, 27, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 23 on Harlem and Dempster for Suspended Drivers License.

Jahanzeb Norat, 32, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 25 at the intersection of Church & Central for DUI.

Elijah M. Timatyos, 21, of Lincolnwood was arrested Jan. 24 in the 5500 block of Dempster for No Valid Drivers License.

Kameron J. Jones, 26, of Evanston was arrested Jan. 26 at the intersection of Dempster & Narragansett because of an active warrant.




Sarkis Azizian, 19, of Chicago was arrested Jan.





Jesus Cortes, 28, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 26 in the

5600 block of Golf for Suspended Drivers License and No Valid Drivers License. Paul N. Wehr, 50, of Morton Grove was arrested Jan. 27 in the 9300 block of Oak Park for violating an Order of Protection.


Alberto E. Juanche, 24, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 28 in the 5600 block of Lincoln for Driving While License Suspended.


Daniel Velasquez, 33, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 28 at the intersection of Capulina & Ferris for DUI and Suspended Drivers License.


Jose Angel Sanchez-Moso, 20, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 30 at the intersection of Lake & Central for No Valid Drivers License.






Police arrest three robbery suspects The victim, a 41-year old woman from Skokie, was walking in 5600 block of Touhy McWhorter, police said. The victim was then treated and Nilespolicearrested released by the Niles three suspects who Fire Department at allegedly robbed a the scene. At the time, Skokie woman using the victim could only a metal coffee cup as give police a vague a weapon. description of the COURTESY NILES PD Jenifer Braden, attacker: a female, 20-30 30, of Park Ridge, is Jenifer Braden, 30, years of age. charged with Count of Park Ridge However by Jan. of Armed Robbery 28, investigators without a Firearm. were able to identify Scott McWorter, 33, of a potential suspect’s Arlington Heights, is vehicle by working off charged with Count of information from of Armed Robbery witnesses to the crime without a Firearm. and the victim. Jennifer Stoeckel, 32, The first suspect of Arlington Heights, identified was Braden, COURTESY NILES PD is charged with Count and police arrested her of Armed Robbery Scott McWorter, at her Park Ridge home 33, of Arlington without a Firearm. without incident. They Heights The victim, a 41also found a Nissan year old woman from Quest minivan at her Skokie, was walking residence and believe in the 5600 block it was used as the get of Touhy Avenue on away vehicle in the Jan. 26. Around 7:29 robbery. p.m. police allege that It was then that Braden and Stoeckel investigators learned approached her from that McWhorter behind and tried to and Stoeckel were COURTESY NILES PD grab her purse. The Jennifer Stoeckel, reportedly planning to victim resisted the 32, of Arlington commit another purse attackers, and, in turn, Heights snatching. Police found Braden reportedly their two remaining struck the victim in the face with suspects at a motel in Arlington a metal coffee cup, say police. Heights, and both were taken After this, the victim began to into custody without incident. yell,“Let go and get away.” During Cook County Assistant States the struggle, the victim’s purse Attorney Martinez approved fell and scattered about $100 felony charges on all three Jan. onto the ground. Then Braden 29. Their next court date is allegedly grabbed some of the scheduled for Feb. 6 in Room 105 money before fleeing into a silver at 1:30 pm at the Skokie District mini-van reputedly driven by Court House. By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Screen capture of NilesPD smartphone app.


Got a crime tip? Niles police has an app for that Department’s text, online tip submissions have been live for over 2 years, but apps were not ready until last week By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Niles police launched a pair of applications for iPhone and Android phones that let users submit crime tips anonymously. “When citizens get involved and provide crime tips, it helps keep their communities safer,” said Niles Police Chief Dean Strzelecki,“Now the new phone apps make reporting tips even more convenient.” iPhone users can install the app by visiting the Apple App Store and searching for “NilesPD” while Android users go to Google Play and search ”NilesPD.” Additionally tips can be sent through texting on cellular phones by texting 847-411 and

then entering “NILESPD” as the keyword before entering their tip or by going to and completing an online form. The department’s text and online tip submissions have been live for over two years, but the smartphone apps were not ready to be unveiled until this week, said Niles police Sgt. Robert Tornabene. “The goal has been to develop an app. But, as you may know, Apple’s approval process for app development is extremely difficult and time consuming,” said Tornabene. Niles police used a Citizen Observer, LLC to develop both apps. The company specializes in designing a secure webbased applications that require no technical knowledge or

When citizens get involved and provide crime tips, it helps keep their communities safer. Now the new phone apps make reporting tips even more convenient.” - Niles Police Chief Dean Strzelecki

management to use. Citizen Observer’s technology also removes all identifying information, so no names or cell numbers are saved. Helpful tips include information about drug activity, suspicious activity and cold cases, police said in a release announcing the apps. They also stressed that it was important for residents to remember that the new tip services are not a substitute for calling 911 in an emergency.

Park Ridge

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing 77-year-old mother Weinke believed his mother, who was fighting cancer, was cheating him out of an inheritance valued at over $1 million

By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

A Park Ridge man who threw his 77-year old mother over a stair railing during an argument about his inheritance was sentenced to prison today.

Cook County Judge William Lacy sentenced Wayne Weinke, Jr. to 40 years in prison for murdering his mother Gloria Weinke. Weinke believed his mother, who was fighting cancer, was cheating him out of an inheritance valued at over $1 million.

During an argument on July 18, 2006 he threw her over a railing and down the stairs of her Arlington Heights duplex and left her for dead, according to court documents. Amazingly she survived the attack and lived for three more months.

Before she died she was able to make a videotaped deposition that identified her son as her attacker. Weinke was convicted last year of murder, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery to a senior citizen. He was silent during his sentencing today.




FEB. 6 Before Midnight (2013). 2 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. Before Midnight is a 2013 American romantic drama

film and the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Rated R, 109 min.

FEB. 7 Photoshop Elements Basics. 10 a.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove.Learn how to enhance your digital photos using the photo editing software Photoshop Elements 10. This class will cover the basic functions such as cropping, red-eye reduction

and more. Registration limited to 5. Morton Grove residents have priority. Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse. For more information or to register, go to calendar.mgpl. org or call 847-929-5101.

FEB. 8 International Film Shorts. 2 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. We will be screening a collection

of International short films from a variety of genres including drama, comedy, and animation: Raju (German w/ English subtitles, Germany, 25 min) A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Kolkata. When the child suddenly disappears, they realize that they are part of the problem. | Take It Easy (Spanish w/ English subtitles, Spain, 7 min) This sand animated film takes you on an amazing dreamlike journey where man and nature transform into each other, reflecting the circle of life. | Toyland (2007, German w/ English subtitles, Germany, 14 min) Germany 1942: In order to protect her son Marianne Meiner tried to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to “Toyland.” One morning her son has disappeared the Jewish neighbors too.Toyland is a film about guilt, responsibility, small and big lies. | The Necktie (No Dialogue, Canada, 12 min) A man leads a drab existence in a dead-end job, until one day he discovers a forgotten birthday gift that magically reignites his long lost joy of life. | One Weekend a Month (English, United States, 12 min) Busy single mom Meg McDermott is having a routine crazy Monday morning when her phone rings. The caller delivers some news that turns her life, and the lives of her children, upside down. | Dennis (2007, Danish w/ English subtitles, 18 min) When introverted bodybuilder Dennis invites a local girl out on a date his mother is hurt and disappointed. Despite the pressure she puts on him to cancel the date, Dennis ventures into a night that he will never forget. | Call 847-929-5101 or visit for more information. Morton Grove Public Library / 6140 Lincoln Ave / 847965-4220

FEB. 9

Valentine’s Exhibit and Holiday Tea. 2 p.m. Morton Grove Historical Museum, 6148

Dempster St., Morton Grove. Join the Morton Grove Historical Society for an old-fashioned tea party. Tea-time treats will be served by Historical Society members. Men and women, children and adults are all welcome. Reservations are required, with a maximum of 30 participants. A donation to the Morton Grove Historical Society in the amount of $10 for adults and $5 for children is recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Valentine themed exhibits will be open for viewing. Museum programs are free, but reservations are required. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available on the day of the program. For reservations call the Museum and Education Center at (847) 965-0203. Free Performance of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 3 p.m. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 2410 Glenview Road, Glenview. St. David’s Episcopal Church in Glenview invites Morton Grove and Niles residents to a FREE performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the popular and fastpaced Bible story set to music. Performed by members of the American Eagle Productions -- a Chicago theater company specializing in children’s classics -- the free, hour long adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice stage production will appeal to adults and kids of all ages. Please RSVP to the church office at 847-724-1341 if you will attend.

FEB. 10 Pages Book Discussion: “Will Grayson, Will Grayson.” 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 5405 W Touhy Ave, Skokie. Join us for a book discussion of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other’s best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both. Meet us at the Barnes & Noble at 5405 Touhy Ave. in Skokie to chat about fresh, popular YA reads! Can’t make it this month? We always have something interesting coming up, so check the book discussion page on or call 847-9295101.

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Police respond to early morning head-on crash in Glenview Four taken to the hospital with minor injuries By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Authorities responded to a head-on crash in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood around 12:10 a.m. Sunday. A 28-year old woman from Glenview was in a 1997 Buick four-door traveling south in the northbound lanes of Harlem Avenue. At the same time, a 2012 Ford SUV was traveling northbound in the curb lane in the 6600 block of Harlem. The Ford was being driven by a 60-year old woman from Northfield.

She had a 54-year old woman from Northfield and another passenger in the Ford with her. The driver of the Ford attempted to switch into the left lanes to avoid the oncoming Buick. However driver of the Buick changed into the right lanes, resulting in the head-on collision. “The [Glenview] driver did not show signs of alcohol at the scene, although she was unable to be interviewed,” said Niles police Sgt. Robert Tornabene in an email to The Bugle. He said she was sedated when she arrived at the hospital for treatment. The Glenview woman was taken to Lutheran General Hospital and was last listed in critical condition. The Northfield driver and her two

passengers were all taken to Resurrection Hospital with minor injuries, police said. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The reason the Glenview woman reportedly veered into the wrong lane of traffic is not known at this time. Police charged her with Improper Lane Usage, No Proof of Auto Insurance and No Driver’s License on Person. The incident is still under investigation. While the crash happened in Chicago, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said the investigation is being handled by Niles police because it was determined the crash occurred in the village. This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

Cook, Maine Township officials meet to discuss flooding issues, solutions Officials say solutions are costly, must involve multiple agencies at the local, county and even state levels Officials from MaineTownship recently met with members of the Cook County Planning and Development Department.They called the meeting to discuss the flooding issues in Maine

Township and to investigate what assistance the county could provide in flood mitigation. “We are being very proactive in seeking solutions to the range of flooding concerns throughout Maine Township,” said MaineTownship Supervisor Carol A. Teschky. “The solutions are costly and must involve multiple agencies at the local, county and even state levels. We will not stop until flooding is no longer a problem in our area.”

Take 5 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1 One who’s always on the go? 6 Pear that’s good for poaching 10 Glass sheet 14 Superior to 15 Member of the opposition 16 One on a pedestal 17 Pick-me-up 18 Governor’s pet projects? 20 Like one who forgot the Dramamine 22 Exposed 23 Nutritionist’s recommendation 25 Causes to quail 29 Utensil that gives you ideas? 32 Take to task 34 Cock or bull 35 Blues-rocker Chris 36 Clothes 37 Alex Haley classic 39 Abarth automaker 40 Coffee hour item 41 Talent 42 Precipitation

Down 43 Bully’s secret shame? 47 Day spa offering 48 First name in fashion 49 Pundit’s piece 51 Olympic Airways founder 56 Say “Come in, Orson!” e.g.? 60 Empty room population? 61 Poetic lowland 62 Iroquoian people 63 Compass direcci-n 64 Rep on the street 65 “Law & Order” org. 66 Composer Bruckner

1 Expos, since 2005 2 High wind 3 Pulitzer poet Van Duyn 4 Budget alternative 5 Ruled 6 Hoops score 7 London’s prov. 8 Shot in the dark 9 Fortresses 10 Find one’s voice 11 Stir 12 Eur. kingdom 13 Antlered bugler 19 Take out 21 “Charlie Wilson’s War” org. 24 Recipient of two New Testament epistles 26 Without a downside 27 Pet’s reward 28 Use the rink 29 After-dinner drink 30 Jekyll creator’s initials 31 Distillery vessel 32 Things 33 Chick of jazz 37 Winchester wielders 38 Frequently, in

verse 39 Hardy’s “__ From the Madding Crowd” 41 Freak out 42 Liturgical shout of praise 44 Was revolting? 45 Brought to mind 46 Place for a widescreen TV 50 Fishing boat 52 In short order 53 Spreadsheet function 54 Liking quite a bit 55 Not hidden 56 Home shopping channel 57 Nasser’s confed. 58 Cry for a picador 59 Fashionable jeans feature

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Horoscopes Feel free to explore new age ideas or to follow technological progress, but don’t go out of your way to shock people or try to change their minds this week. A sterling example could set the stage, so the world may change for the better.

T e m p o r a r y unpleasantness can trigger tensions with others. Trouble may plague new endeavors, so try not to put crucial plans into motion during the week ahead. You’ll be able to appear carefree even in the worst situations.

Past experiences don’t deserve to be repeated. Focus on improving the future rather than dwelling on hurts and transgressions this week. Spend a little extra to get the best quality and you’ll be glad you did.

Even if the upcoming week is not very good for making changes or starting anything new, you may have ample opportunity to impress people with your personal charm and knowledge. Keep on doing whatever you do best.

You could be too busy bailing out the boat to see the whirlpool ahead. Things can easily pile up in the week ahead, so it’s important to be organized and efficient. Don’t be distracted by one problem to the point that you overlook others.

Keep your options open. Don’t ignore opportunities that appear put of the blue this week, but don’t spring into action right way. Delay taking the first official step for a few weeks if something quite acceptable comes along,

Sweeping changes may take center stage in the week ahead. People may do and say things unexpectedly, without asking your advice or giving advance notice of their attention. Cultivate a sense of humor to adapt to unstable conditions.

Bias and control issues could cause you problems in the week ahead. Make it a top priority to do your job to the best of your ability, avoid controversy and honor your commitments, but don’t initiate anything new.

Situations might evolve into a series of minor foulups that dominate your routine. This is a particularly poor week to make irrevocable decisions about financial matters. Remain flexible about entertainment plans.

The path may be rocky, but not everything is set in stone. Keep an observant eye on alterations outside your control that you may turn to your advantage in the future. Hold off on new business starts or contracts this week.

Stick to your guns without shooting off your mouth. Refuse to jump to conclusions, but at the same time refuse to offend anyone, and things will work out to your advantage. Remain attentive to obligations this week.

You may get your fair share of publicity in the week to come. Use it to your advantage by networking or advertising your skills or talents. Put off the beginning of major undertakings until conditions are better suited for success.



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INSIDE: Locals wrap up year at state bowling, page 12; Hawks girls hoops hand New Trier first CSL South loss, page 13



Dons drain 14 three-pointers, defeat Joliet Catholic By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

While the weather outside may have called for heavy snowfall Friday night, it was raining inside the gym at Joliet Catholic Academy. Raining three point field goals that is. The Notre Dame duo of senior Pat Dillon and junior Joe Mooney combined for 13 of the teams 14 made three pointers, as the Dons defeated JCA 74-55 in East Suburban Catholic Conference action. “Our teammates did a good job of getting us the ball and finding us open,” Dillon said. “We work it inside out and they were collapsing the middle and the ball was kicked out and we made shots. With the hard work we put in during the offseason and the practice we do makes us real confident in our shots.” Mooney credits the Notre Dame coaching staff for giving them the go-ahead to shoot. “We have the green light and there are some plays run for us, but you have to give our teammates a lot of credit, they share the ball if they are covered,” he said.“Right now, we have good chemistry and we are sharing the ball well.” Mooney led all scorers with 26 points, going 6-for-6 from behind the arc, while Dillon was seven for nine from three for 21 points.

“Both Joe and Pat made shots early and that snowballs,” said Notre Dame coach Tom Les. “I have to give (JCA) credit, they took away our big guys and really smothered them and when they kicked out, our guys hit shots. We had a good night.” As a matter of fact, the hotshooting was something the Dons practiced the day before the game. “We thought they might play us in a 2-3 zone based on the scouting reports and in practice yesterday we played it and the same two guys kind of lit it up,” Les said.“(JCA) is not as big as our big guys, so they had to collapse and that left our three-point shooters open. I was hoping they didn’t use them all up, because that happens, someday a guy will shoot great one day and the next day you can’t find a shot.” Ammar Becar, the Dons’ 6-foot, 6-inch, 230 pound sophomore forward hit the other triple in the game and ended with 17 points. “We are a young team, but we have a lot of guys who can shoot it pretty well,” Les said.“I thought after the long ride, we came with a lot of energy. I thought our defense was good early.” The win was the fourth in a row for the Dons, who are getting better as the season goes on. “We started off slow this season and we are making progress. We won four in a row we went from

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Joe Mooney was 6-for-6 from behind the arc and scored 26 points in Notre Dame’s 74-55 win over JCA.

2-6 to 11-9,” Mooney said. “We are a young team and we are improving and as a coaching staff, what we hope to see is improvement every day,” said

Les. As one of only three seniors, Dillon is enjoying the role as a leader. “It is good experience for me

to develop leadership qualities and getting them better,” he said. “It is a challenge every day and I enjoy working with them.”




Locals wrap up year at state By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

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Tom Ochal shot a 980 in five games for Notre Dame at state.

Both the Notre Dame and Niles North co-op bowling squads were, of course, hoping to make it to Saturday’s final round of the boys state tournament, held at St. Clair Bowl in downstate O’Fallon. That, unfortunately, didn’t happen after the Dons and the Vikings ended up 23rd and 24, respectively, in the team standings when the opening round of the tourney concluded last Friday. The two clubs needed to place among the top 12 teams during round one to advance. Rockford Guilford won its second state crown in three years on Saturday, while Andrew placed second and O’Fallon third. Individually, senior Dan Ullenbrauck of Niles North co-op was 67th overall after the first round with a 207.8 average, while Maine East junior Anthony Clemente sat in 83rd place. Clemente, the Demons’ lone state qualifier, sported a 202.5 average with a high game

of 234. Notre Dame’s Matt Voss, a sophomore, was tied for 86th, averaging a 201.2. Voss turned in a high game of 236. Ullenbrauck’s teammate, senior Humza Usman, was in the top 100 after the first round, tying for 92nd with a 197.8 average (high game of 235). However, neither of these four bowlers was able to qualify for Saturday’s finals.

NOTRE DAME Coach Bill Kerber, an individual state qualifier for the Dons in 2009, prepped his team as best he could on what to expect at the tourney, and despite the Dons’ finish, he said they performed admirably, averaging a 196 overall. “That’s pretty decent,” Kerber said.“I told them to just be ready and embrace the moment. The day goes fast when teams are throwing high scores but I told them to focus on what you and team are doing. “You have some really good teams and they can sure take advantage of the overall energy of the bowling center. The

atmosphere is just electrifying and it sure is a lot of fun, but try to stay focused on task at hand.” Voss turned in the Dons’ high series for six games with a total pin-count of 1,207, with senior Alex Jensen ending his stellar career totaling 1,131 and a high game of 225. Sophomore Tom Ochal had the Dons’ third best pin total—a 980 in five games (high game of 224). Junior Bob Hoenig also bowled five games and finished with a 979, including a 245 high game. Freshman Robert Van Houghton rolled four games, but registered the Dons’ high game for the tourney with a 255. “When everybody answered the call to go in, they were ready,” Kerber said. “Everybody was just mentally ready. It was just awesome to see.” Kerber paid tribute to Jensen for his performance and leadership throughout the year. “He was just fantastic,” Kerber said. “He was able to help everybody else and was our anchor. When we needed him to make a big shot he always came though. He had a couple of rough games at beginning of state, but he was able to come back and rebound. He just had a fantastic year and progressed each and every tournament. It was just cool to see.” The future looks bright for Notre Dame despite losing Jensen because he’s the only graduating senior.

NILES CO-OP The co-op team, whose members are from Niles West and Niles North high schools, got better and better as the year went on. The Vikings finished off their inaugural season by locking up fourth place at the Jan. 25 Chicago St. Patrick sectional to gain an automatic berth to the state tourney. Ullenbrauck, the catalyst behind the formation of the coop team, rolled just one game under 200 during his six games and recorded a team-leading pinfall of 1,247. Usman finished with a pincount of 1,187. Sophomore Tyler Milbrandt, the only bowler on the squad from Niles West, competed in four games at state and had a high game of 234.


Hawk girls hand New Trier its first CSL South loss By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

New Trier had been riding high all season as one of the Chicago area’s top-ranked teams while also garnering a No. 8 ranking by the Associated Press in its latest Class 4A state poll. However, Maine South (16-10, 5-3) slowed down the Trevians’ express by handing them not only their first CSL South loss last Friday, 43-39, but their first loss of the year from an in-state team. New Trier is 20-2, 7-1. Sam Fagenholz and Nina Anderson gave the Hawks effective scoring from both the outside and in the paint. Fagenholz had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Anderson netted 13 as well. Hailey Schnoeman added nine points; Anderson and Elizabeth Skoronski each grabbed five rebounds. The Hawks on Jan. 29 dropped a 44-43 decision to Loyola. Schnoeman topped the Hawks in both scoring (13 points) and rebounding (six boards), and Fagenholz had 11 points. Anderson and Julia Spuria collected five rebounds apiece. Niles West earned its second CSL South win of the season after brushing aside Waukegan, 43-24, last Friday. Jalynn Estrada’s 12 points led the Wolves (7-11, 2-6). Katherine DeLara and Alex Galanopoulos had nine points each. Maine East kept pace with Maine West for the top spot in the CSL North thanks to a 43-30 victory on Jan. 29. The Demons (15-6, 7-1) got 12 points from

Shaylee Sloan and 10 points from Elanta Slowek. A scheduled Jan. 28 nonconference game with Regina Dominican was cancelled due to the weather.

BOYS BASKETBALL Maine South’s Sean Maloney has been settling into the starting point guard role for Caleb deMarigny since the sophomore went down with mono in midJanuary. Maloney appears to be quite comfortable now, if his career-high 15 points against New Trier in a 67-55 Hawks CSL South win last Friday is any indication. Maloney also had four threepointers and four assists. George Sargeant tallied 16 points and had nine rebounds, and Andrew Palucki and Jon Arenas each had 10 points. Palucki added seven assists and Jake Pedrelli seven rebounds. Maine South (16-5) remains undefeated in the CSL South at 7-0. NilesWest has been competitive against many of its opponents this season, but the Wolves have experienced difficulties closing out games. And that was again the case in an 84-78 CSL South loss to Waukegan last Friday. The Wolves (6-11, 1-6) were led by Ahmad Gibson’s 25 points, which included five three-pointers. Sophomores Evan Hines and Jojo Rios netted 20 and 12 points, respectively.

WRESTLING Notre Dame placed second as a team overall in the ESCC meet held Jan. 31. The Dons compiled 185.50 points while champion

Marist had 240.50. Jake Barzowski is just one victory shy of 40 for the season (39-3), and finished first at 126 pounds with a 3-2 decision in the title bout. Jimmy Gallardo, now 35-6, captured the individual ESCC crown at 113 pounds,while Dino Gutierrez (27-13) won the 132 crown. Michael Mulcrone upped his record to a sparking 36-2 en route to winning the 220 championship. Marco Orlandi (32-5 at 160) Nick Gasbarro (19-5 at 152), Robert Hill (37-9 at 182), Brian Brand (28-11 at 195) and Andy Poniatowski (28-12 at 106) each finished runner-up . Frank Pavlak (10-4) placed third at heavyweight. Tommy Reneir, Michael Lobianco and Liam Mulcrone were fourth at 138, 120 and 170, respectively. The Dons are 25-5 in dual meets this season.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS Maine South edged Niles West, 131.75 to 127.95, in a CSL South dual meet Jan. 30. The floor exercise ended up being the strongest event for Maine South on the night as Carly Berns led the team with an 8.8, followed by Alysa Chiovatero (8.75) and Sara Ignoffo (8.7). Chiovatero notched the Hawks’ best individual score in an event, as well—a 9.0 on the beam while turning in an 8.45 on bars. On vault, Ignoffo had an 8.5 and Berns an 8.4. For the Wolves, Catherine Steegmueller recorded nice >> see ROUNDUP | page 15






BOYS BBALL Points Per Game Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook George Sargeant, Maine South Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Corey Evers, Plainfield South Jalen Jackson, JCA Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Grover Anderson, Lockport Andrew Palucki, Maine South Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Evan Hines, Niles West Romeo Magliore, Niles West John Campbell, Lockport Miles Snowden, Plainfield South Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Devin Blake, Downers North Nick Novak, Plainfield East Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Ray Greco, Downers North Kevin Krieger, Plainfield North Jake Smith, Minooka Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Shane Murray, Lisle Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South Kelly, Westmont Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Jacob Buchner, Plainfield South Little, Westmont Jojo Rios, Niles West Jeremy Glavanovits, Lisle Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Logiurato, Westmont Elliot Fizer, Joliet West D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Joe Butler, Minooka Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Joe Butler, Minooka Adam Alexander, Minooka Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Ralph Blakney, Lockport Justin Windt, Plainfield Central Rebounds Per Game Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Jeremy Glavanovits, Lisle Miles Snowden, Plainfield South Josh Smith, Plainfield East Devin Blake, Downers North Zach Trussell, Lisle Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North George Sargeant, Maine South Shane Murray, Lisle Joe Butler, Minooka John Campbell, Lockport Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Shakur Triplett, Bolingbrook Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Logiurato, Westmont Elliot Fizer, Joliet West Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South Kelly, Westmont Matt Mahlke, Downers North Brad Hund, Plainfield Central Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Kevin Krieger, Plainfield North Tristin Esker, Plainfield East Grover Anderson, Lockport

24.0 20.7 17.5 16.9 16.2 14.3 14.2 14.1 13.5 13.1 13.0 12.6 12.5 12.2 12.1 11.6 11.1 11.6 11.4 11.2 11.1 11.1 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.2 8.2 8.2 10.1 9.0 8.6 8.0 7.4 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0

>> roundup, from page 13 individual scores across the board in the vault (9.1), the floor exercise (9.0) and on bars, (8.9). Valerie Fung also had an 8.8 on floor, with Piper Farrell registering an 8.4 on floor, as

Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Assists Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Logiurato, Westmont Grover Anderson, Lockport Andrew Palucki, Maine South Sean Maloney, Maine South Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook CJ Redmond, Bolingbrook Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Little, Westmont Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Jonny Butler, Minooka Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Jon Arenas, Maine South Isaiah Webster, Plainfield North John Campbell, Lockport Ralph Blakney, Lockport Kelly, Westmont Joe Butler, Minooka Myles Ward, Plainfield East Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Tim Doll, Westmont Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Corey Evers, Plainfield South Deiondre Taylor, Lockport Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Johnny Kostelz, Plainfield Central Jared Whitacre, Downers North Steals Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Grover Anderson, Lockport Logiurato, Westmont John Campbell, Lockport Corey Evers, Plainfield South Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Andrew Palucki, Maine South Ralph Blakney, Lockport Jon Arenas, Maine South Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Romeo Magliore, Niles West Jonny Butler, Minooka D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Neal Tyrell, Minooka Deiondre Taylor, Lockport Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central CJ Redmond, Bolingbrook Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Joe Butler, Minooka Little, Westmont Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Tim Doll, Westmont Brodric Thomas, Bolingbrook Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Sean Maloney, Maine South D’Vonta Jones, Joliet West Elliot Fizer, Joliet West Jake Smith, Minooka Field Goal % Shane Murray, Lisle George Sargeant, Maine South Jeff Washington, Joliet West Julian Torres, Bolingbrook Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Shakur Triplett, Bolingbrook Tristin Esker, Plainfield East Matt Hund, Plainfield Central Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central

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well. CSL South meet: The Hawks and Wolves finished third and fourth, respectively, in the team standings at Saturday’s conference meet. Maine South scored 139.625 points, and Niles West checked in at 129.225. New Trier (144.125) won the

Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Devin Blake, Downers North Davis Neilands, Maine South Ray Greco, Downers North Romeo Magliore, Niles West Bowen Marks, Downers North Jaylandt Gilmer, Lockport Justin Windt, Plainfield Central Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Evan Hines, Niles West Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Jon Arenas, Maine South Adam Alexander, Minooka Free Throw % Caleb deMarigny, Maine South George Sargeant, Maine South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Odi Audisho, Niles West Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Romeo Magliore, Niles West Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Andrew Palucki, Maine South Grover Anderson, Lockport Connor Bielat, Lisle Emin Ademi, Niles West Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Robbie Brooks, Plainfield Central Elliot Fizer, Joliet West Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Ralph Blakney, Lockport 3-pointers Jalen Jackson, JCA Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Evan Hines, Niles West Ray Greco, Downers North Andrew Palucki, Maine South Johnny Kostelz, Plainfield Central Nick Novak, Plainfield East Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Jake Smith, Minooka Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Jojo Rios, Niles West Joe Butler, Minooka Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Tim Doll, Westmont Jon Arenas, Maine South Sean Maloney, Maine South Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Corey Evers, Plainfield South Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Neal Tyrell, Minooka GIRLS BBALL Points Per Game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Jaida Green, Downers North Emily Schramek, Benet Emily Eshoo, Benet Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Erin Heide, Minooka Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Sarah Costello, Downers North Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Peyton Winters, Downers North Monica Barefield, Joliet West Elanta Slowik, Maine East


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meet while Glenbrook South was second (140.225). Both the Hawks and Wolves were well-represented in all-around competition as Chiovatero placed second for the Hawks and Steegmueller captured fourth for the Wolves. Chiovatero scored a 9.35 on

Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Kathleen Doyle, Benet Juatece McNear, Joliet Central Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Lexi Marin, Romeoville Destiny Hollins, Lockport Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Nina Anderson, Maine South Jacqui Eubanks, Plainfield South Jamie Hopper, Romeoville Rebounds Per Game Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Sarah Costello, Downers North Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Cherish Smith, Romeoville Peyton Winters, Downers North Maria Protic, Maine East Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Jacqui Eubanks, Plainfield South Sydney Arlis, Minooka Elanta Slowik, Maine East Ty Battle, JCA Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Kyla Creal, Lockport Laurel Kucharski, Lockport Adriana Acosta, JCA Jaida Green, Downers North Ally Fink, Plainfield South Rachel Sutphin, Plainfield South Assists Sarah Costello, Downers North Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Jaida Green, Downers North Bre Sobotka, Resurrection Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Monica Barefield, Joliet West Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Erin Heide, Minooka Lexi Marin, Romeoville Skyle Osborne, Romeoville Kelly Kons, Maine South Sydney Arlis, Minooka Christina Ekhomu, JCA Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Gabriella Galassini, Resurrection Jnaya Walker, JCA Kathleen Doyle, Benet Lauren Porcelli, Downers North Bethany Bachmann, Minooka Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Bethany Bachmann, Minooka Jamie Hopper, Romeoville Kailey Foster, Joliet West Monica Nunez, Resurrection Peyton Winters, Downers North Ty Battle, JCA Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Steals Sarah Costello, Downers North Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Jaida Green, Downers North Destiny Hollins, Lockport

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bars, and a 9.175 on both floor and vault while scoring 8.825 on beam for a total of 36.525. Steegmueller’s best score of the day occurred on vault (9.2). She added scores of 8.975 on the floor, 8.95 on beam and 8.7 on bars to total 35.825 points. Berns also placed in the top

Jnaya Walker, JCA Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Bre Sobotka, Resurrection Kianna Campbell, Lockport Christina Ekhomu, JCA Kailey Foster, Joliet West Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Elanta Slowik, Maine East Lauren Porcelli, Downers North Naomi Mayes, Lockport Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Jamie Hopper, Romeoville Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Lexi Marin, Romeoville Ty Battle, JCA Monica Barefield, Joliet West Jazlene Gonzalez, Maine East Jamari McAfee, Lockport Skyle Osborne, Romeoville Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Treanna Perry, Joliet West Kathleen Doyle, Benet Monica Nunez, Resurrection Cherish Smith, Romeoville Laurel Kucharski, Lockport Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Nina Anderson, Maine South Field Goal % Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Emma Hlavin, Benet Ty Battle, JCA Kyla Creal, Lockport Peyton Winters, Downers North Kendall McDermott, Benet Emilie McGuire, Maine South Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Free Throw % Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Emily Eshoo, Benet Faith Heitman, Romeoville Alexis Pease, Minooka Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Jacqui Eubanks, Plainfield South Kelly Kons, Maine South Emily Schramek, Benet Naomi Mayes, Lockport Destiny Hollins, Lockport Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Jnaya Walker, JCA Kailey Foster, Joliet West 3-pointers Emily Schramek, Benet Emily Eshoo, Benet Erin Heide, Minooka Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Jaida Green, Downers North Sarah Costello, Downers North Kennedy Weigt, JCA Monica Barefield, Joliet West Jamie Hopper, Romeoville Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Monica Nunez, Resurrection Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Lexi Marin, Romeoville Destiny Hollins, Lockport Jamari McAfee, Lockport Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Nina Anderson, Maine South Skyle Osborne, Romeoville


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10 in all-around with a 34.70 that included a score of 8.9 on the floor. In other individual events for the Hawks, Ignoffo scored a 9.1 on vault and an 8.950 on the floor, and Berns had an 8.7 on vault.



Bengals rally in fourth, top Cougars By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

It was a tough weekend for the Plainfield South boys basketball team and a conversely great one for Plainfield East. After being atop the Southwest Prairie Conference for a few weeks, the Cougars dropped a pair of games to in-town rivals, including a 60-57 loss Saturday at Plainfield East, which saw the Bengals rally back from double digits in the fourth quarter. The Bengals now sit at 7-2 in league play and are atop the SPC. South is 6-3 and one game back. “I give South a lot of credit, they had a tough loss last night to North and we had a good win and I thought they came in with good energy,” said East coach Branden Adkins. “They are a scrappy team. They have been in first place for a few weeks and no one really talks about it. I give (South coach) Tim (Boe) a lot of credit for what he has done.” East used a 14-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to rally back and take the lead in the closing seconds. The Bengals were not celebrating just yet, as South has made a living on dramatic end-of-game shots this year. In fact, Shane Ritter has four game-winning, three point buzzer beaters on his resume this year and East made sure he was not going to get a chance to tie the game. “I told Nick (Novak) it’s basically like you are asking him for a date,” Adkins said. “I told him to stay on him and not let him touch the basketball.”

“We saw the tape on North from a couple months ago and coach told me to get all over him,” Novak said. “I had to get in his chest and not let him get a shot.” Corey Evers did get off a clean look at a three, but it rimmed out, giving East its fourth-straight win. “Four in a row and 13 wins and from where we were three weeks ago, I don’t know I would have said we would be here,” Adkins said. “We were really in a funk and games like this we wouldn’t have pulled out. This conference on any given night someone can win.” Before holding Ritter from getting off the final shot, Novak had a bigger impact on the comeback, both on and off the floor. He answered an Evers basket with a layup that put East up for good at 58-57. He was fouled on the play and missed the free throw, but chased down the loose ball rebound which led to Jordan Reed’s two free throws with 15 seconds left to put East up three. However, even before he got his game going, Novak was leading the team. “Nick came in at halftime and gave the team a bit of a butt chewing and that is a leader,” Adkins said. “At halftime he did it with his voice and then in the fourth quarter with his actions.” Adkins had his own words for the team in the huddle. “It seemed like for three quarters no bounce went our way, so I challenged them at the start of the fourth quarter and told them they had to find a way

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Plainfield East’s Aaron Jordan goes up over Plainfield South’s Myles Snowden in East’s 60-57 win.

to get it done,” he said. Part of that was getting junior Aaron Jordan, an Illinois recruit, going. Jordan had two fouls in the first quarter and sat the entire second period. He had only two of his team-high 15 points in the first half. “I thought we had him frustrated a little bit,” Boe said. “Our goal was to keep him under

20 and we did that.” Joshua Smith had 14 points for East, as did Myles Ward, while Novak had 10, eight in the fourth quarter. Ritter had game-high honors with 18 points, while Miles Snowden had 14 and Evers added 12. The Cougars will now look to rebound and get back atop the

SPC standings. “If we take care of the things we can control (we will win games),” Boe said. “You can control your effort, your defense, your rebounding and sometime the ball goes in, sometime it doesn’t. I feel good about our effort, I just wish we would have executed a little better.”

News Briefs Niles pays $110 per ton of road salt Niles village trustees approved the emergency purchase of 1,000 tons of extra road salt at $110 per ton at their Jan. 28 village board meeting. The village has maxed out its order of 6,000 tons from Detroit Salt Company after starting the year with between 800 and 900 tons of salt on hand meaning this winter is likely to use nearly 8,000 tons of road salt.

Niles approves contract to build gun range At their Jan. 28 meeting Niles village trustees approved a $150,000 contract to build a new shooting range in the Niles Police Station.Three companies submitted bids on the project, with the lowest bid, $149,850,

coming from Action Target. Funds to pay for the shooting range would come from tax increment financing funds.

Park Ridge Baseball to start paying to use city building Park Ridge Baseball will now pay the city $1,500 for natural gas consumption during the winter months. The baseball organization has used the empty city-owned building at 1200 W. Elm St. rent-free since 2012. Park Ridge City Manager Shawn Hamilton told the City Council Jan. 27 that amount was determined based on a “quick analysis” of additional gas usage during winter months when Park Ridge Baseball occupies a portion of the facility for evening and weekend practices.

The Park at Golf Mill holds grand reopening with $2 million upgrade The Park at Golf Mill, an independent living community for seniors, has completed a $2 million upgrade and will be showcasing a fresh new look, a new health and wellness center and a new convenience store in grand opening celebrations Feb. 6 through Feb. 8. Information about the grand opening can be found at

Cook and Maine Township officials meet to discuss flooding Patrick McCaskey, a member of the Chicago Bears ownership family, addressed

THE BUGLE FEBRUARY 6, 2014 over 100 school parents, students and others attending the social night Jan. 31 at St. John Brebeuf, Niles. The event concluded Catholic Schools Week. The weeklong event featured a school open house, the opening of a public ice rink on the school lawn and McCaskey’s talk about what a Catholic education meant to him and the entire McCaskey family. For more information about SJB including musical concerts, activities and ministries visit www.sjbrebeuf. org.

SJB opened ice rink this Sunday St. John Brebeuf in Niles’s ice rink opened today. Ice rink hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily as weather permits. It will also be lit and open at night on Jan. 31 when Patrick McCaskey of the Chicago Bears


visits SJB. For more information, visit or call 847966- 3266.

Township officials of Cook County meet Maine Township Supervisor Carol A. Teschky, center at head table, hosted township clerks, assessors, trustees, highway commissioners, supervisors and others from around Cook County on Jan. 29 at Maine Township Town Hall. As President of the Township Officials of Cook County (TOCC), Teschky conducted their Board Meeting. The group heard a legislative update from Robert Porter, the Administrative Coordinator for TOCC, explored areas of mutual support along with other matters. Teschky was elected President in 2013 and serves a two-year term.







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part of the Illinois Dot Program. The Illinois Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers. Information contained on the medical card can assist first responders in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash. This can very well mean the difference between life and death. For more information, please contact the Niles Senior Center (847 588-8420). Line Dance – No partner needed! Instructor: Fran Strain. Enjoy easy-to-learn advanced dance patterns in Country, Ballroom,Top 40, Latin, Swing, and more! Studies show group or line dancing is beneficial in aiding memory, balance, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. Enjoy fitness, & friendship. Tuesdays, February 4-25, 1:00-2:00pm. $10M/$15NM I have the pictures… Now what? (3 classes) Instructor: Mary Kussmann. Learn how to transfer photos to your computer and set up files for them. We will discuss taking your memory card or flash drive to a local retailer to have them printed. Please bring your digital camera, if you have one. Tuesdays, February 4-25, 1:00-2:00pm $10M/$15NM Dance, Dance, Dance Presented by Jackie Sinclair & Maine South Dancers. The Maine South Dancers are returning to the Center to perform a number of their original choreographed pieces. You’ll feel like you’re in the audience of Dancing With The Stars as you enjoy both large ensemble and smaller group productions spotlighting a variety of dance styles. There may also be a few surprise performers. This is a show that must not be missed. Thursday, February 13, 11:00am, FREE SCRAM, Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Matters

Presented by the Niles Police Department. Home Repair Fraud – Driveway, roof repair, and tuck pointing are just a few of the jobs they say they may help you with. Once you give them money, that’s the last time you see them. Get tips to prevent this. Thursday, February 13, 2:003:30pm. FREE Young Frankenstein at Drury Lane Oakbrook Young Frankenstein is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece. Follow bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor, his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancée Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster, but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications. Young Frankenstein in scientificallyproven monstrously good entertainment – it’s ritzy, glitzy and blitzfully funny! Enjoy lunch at Drury Lane featuring chef’s soup of the day, rolls, veggies, your choice of traditional roast turkey or roast sirloin with merlot mushroom sauce, and dessert. Thursday, February 20, 10:30am5:00pm $65M/$70NM Heart Health Fair Saturday, February 22, 2013 Learn to keep your heart healthy! Speakers: Cardiologist, D. Takhtehchian, MD and internal medicine physician, R. Dianati, MD along with other speakers! Cholesterol and Glucose Screening (sign up for a nominal fee)! Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Meijer; ministroke screening; acupuncture and more! ALL OUR WELCOME!! CASH Ring of Fire

The Music of Johnny Cash at Theatre at the Center, Munster, Indiana. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits including I Walk the Line,A Boy Named Sue, and Folsom Prison Blues. This multitalented cast paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a footstompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Enjoy lunch at Theatre at the Center featuring cream of chicken rice soup, choice of baked cod or grilled lemon chicken, classic mashed potatoes, broccoli spears, and apple pie. Wednesday, March 12, 10:45am-6:00pm. $65M/$70NM

Park Ridge Senior Center Senior Center Memberships Senior Center membership begins at age 55. Our quarterly new and prospective member meetings will you give information on the many activities, programs, events and services offered. Membership dues are: Single: $46 Resident, $65 NonResident Couple: $70 Resident, $99 NonResident Over 90 Single: $23 Resident, $32.50 Non-Resident Over 90 Couple: $35 Resident, $49.50 Non-Resident Enjoy these Senior Center Membership benefits: Priority registration and special rates for Active Adult programs, events & trips; A drop-in social center open 7 days a week; Free members-only unique monthly programming and activities; A variety of free clubs for many interests and hobbies; Monthly Newsletter delivered to your home; and Volunteer Opportunities. Enjoy these facility amenities as a Senior Center Member: Large meeting hall; Classrooms; Full service kitchen; Stage with sound system; Ceramic room and kiln; 2 large screen TVs; Game tables; 4 ping pong tables; Variety of solitary and group activities for member use; Members art displays;

Free Lending Library; and Free Medical Lending Closet (limited quantities) For more information, call 847692-3597. Bridge If bridge is of interest there are several opportunities to enjoy the game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday of the month. Call the Center at 847-692-3597 for more information or to be put in touch with one of the group moderators. Senior Center Clubs Men’s Club: 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month. Join us as we plan fun and exciting events,as well as make a difference in our community. Book Worms: 1st Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. Love to read? Join us every month for a discussion pertaining to a variety of books . One per month . Camera Club: 4th Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. Join our camera club as they provide instruction and interesting slideshows on a variety of different topics . Money Matters with Chris Valentine: 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month,10 a.m.Chris Valentine from Edward Jones presents a program of financial tips and answers your questions Opera Arts Club with Leo Rizzetto. 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, Noon. Do you have a love for opera and/or musicals? Leo Rizzetto, opera aficionado, presents a variety of majestic operas and toe tapping musicals. Computer Club: 1st Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m. Need a computer refresher course or just help learning the computer? Join Richard Brandt as he leads the group . Come with questions. Handicrafters: every Friday, 10 a.m. Do you knit, crochet, sew, quilt, cross-stitch,or embroider?We make items for the Annual Holiday Bazaar and the V .A . Hospitals .We provide the supplies for these events, or you can work on your own project . Beginners are welcome! Ongoing activities Following are number of ongoing activities at the Center: • Woodcarvers meet Thursdays at 9 a.m.…a free activity: • Gamers, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays play dominos, hand and foot, scrabble for rummikube … also free. • Ceramics students meet >> see SENIORS | page 21

THE BUGLE FEBRUARY 6, 2014 >> SENIORS, from page 20 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays and work on projects of your choice. There is a charge of $7 per class. • Pinochle players meet the second Monday,Third Thursday and every Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. • Table tennis players start play at 1 p.m.Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday. All abilities are welcome for this free activity. • Have you ever thought of tap dancing? This is a fun way of exercising. The class is at 12:30 p.m.Tuesdays.The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. “Brainiacs” the Game Show Monday Feb. 10, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.Ages 55 & Up. $17 members, $19 non-members. Join your fellow members in a friendly competition.This Jeopardy style game will have you at the edge of your seat as you buzz in to give your answer. Feeling a little trigger shy? This game is played with teams of up to 5 people. Prizes are given to the first, second, and third place teams. Before we play, fuel your brains with a box lunch catered by All on the Road. Tea with the Presidents/Women’s Club Luncheons Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.Ages 55 & Up. $17 members, $19 non-members. You are invited to travel through American history with Patricia O’Brien as she presents Tea with the Presidents.Tea has played an important role with the founding fathers of this country, as well as their traditions and accoutrements associated with Afternoon Tea. This social custom has been shared by many including George Washington, James Monroe, the Roosevelts and Kennedys, up to the Clintons. Royalty and heads of state have been invited to the White House for tea.When they visit a gift is presented to the president.What do they give? A tea set! Lunch is catered. Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie Monday, Feb. 17, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.Ages 55 & Up. $17 members, $19 non-members. Join Terry Lynch as he reveals how campaign craziness got started. Believe it or not, they have actually gotten more civil over the years! Don’t believe it? In

this program, hear stories of the mudslinging and muckraking of the Jefferson v.Adams campaign of 1800, the Jackson v.Adams of 1828, the Lincoln v. Douglas of 1860, and Grant v.ANYONE! Also covered in this program is the 1912 election of Teddy Roosevelt when he decided to start his OWN political party. Lunch is catered.

with dignity and independence. Call Jim at 847-823-0453. Very flexible hours and other volunteer opportunities are available.

The Center for Concern

Unless otherwise noted, all services are offered at The Center of Concern offices at 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310, in Park Ridge. For services that require an appointment, call 847-823-0453 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Preparation of simple wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and property also is available by appointment. Homeowners desiring additional income, companionship, or the ability to remain in their homes may wish to consider The Center of Concern’s shared housing program. Residents are matched with screened applicants who possess a temperament suitable to shared accommodations. The Center of Concern also offers friendly visitors for the homebound, programs designed to prevent homelessness, and volunteer opportunities in the office and in the field. The Center’s web site is www.

Volunteer needed Volunteer help needed at the reception desk of the Center of Concern in Park Ridge. This 35 year old social service agency helps maintain senior citizens in their homes and provides housing assistance enabling them to live

North Shore Senior Center offers programs, classes, activities, and travel opportunities for adults at the American Legion Memorial

Dominos Tournament Friday, Feb. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. $1 members, $2 non-members. Join us the last Friday of February for a friendly competition.An additional $1 for tournament fees will need to be paid to Terry Caldrone, Dominos leader. Irish Sweepstakes Monday, March 31, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.Ages 55 & Up $16 members, $18 non-members. It’s a “Day at the Races” at the Park Ridge Park District Senior Center.Watch actual filmed horse races and place your bets to win great prizes. Lunch is catered.

Morton Grove North Shore Senior Center

Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. You may register for all programs at the Center or call 847470-5223. Volunteer opportunities Do you have great people skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at our front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Please contact Volunteer Services at 847.784.6052 for details. Senior Center membership Become a member of North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus and enjoy opportunities to live longer, happier, healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Members receive a discount on all programs, activities, and trips, Lifelong Learning Program Catalog, information on local, state, and federal issues affecting seniors, and invitations to special events and presentations. Membership dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple/ household for a full year. Everyone welcome! Call North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus at 847-470-5223 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by the Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, to become a member. AARP Foundation Tax Preparation


Service Available Mondays & Fridays, February 3 – April 14 We are thrilled to welcome back AARP’s Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers to North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove! If you would like assistance in preparing your tax return, volunteers are here to help. Please call our Morton Grove location at 847-4705223 to make your appointment for personalized assistance. Appointments are required, walkins cannot be accommodated. No fee. Aging in Place Thursday, February 6, 1 – 2:00 p.m. Discover programs and services to enhance the quality of life and assist those care about to age well in their own homes. Understand your options and prepare for your future with this information packed program provided by North Shore Senior Center Social Services staff experts. No fee. Call 847-470-5223 to register. Artifacts and Documents: Their Meaning amid Change Monday, February 10 & 24, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Many know these objects: the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Aleppo Codex, the Holy Cross, the Sarajevo Haggadah. Why are they venerated? What do they >> see SENIORS | page 22




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Library unveils $5 million renovations to the public In total, the renovations cost a little over $5 million and took about two years to complete By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

The Niles library hosted a series of grand opening events to celebrate its newly completed renovations. One event featured magician Paul Lee and his assistant Karen changing a duck to a dog before their eyes. “It was very awesome,” said Ed Thorp. He and his two daughters braved the heavy snow Feb. 1 to watch the show. After the magicians final act, he said he was excited to check out the new children’s area with his kids. The night before, library officials hosted a VIP party that featured an opening ceremony and speeches from Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo, Library Director Linda Weiss and Library Board President Morgan Dubiel. “Something that was just decided last night was the name of the sculpture by the stairs,” said Sasha Vasilic, >> SENIORS, from page 21

the library’s digital marketing coordinator. Designed by Terry Karpowicz, the 15-foot-tall red cedar wood art piece was commissioned by Friends of the Niles Library. “We’re going to call it ‘Perpetual Knowledge.’ The name was chosen by a patron and was voted the winner during the VIP party.” In total, the renovations cost a little over $5 million and took about two years to complete. One area that opened ahead of the grand unveiling was the Teen Underground. Replacing the Teen Alley area, the expanded area now features a lounge-like space that has YA literature and graphic novels, five computers and other media items geared toward teens. Another area now open to the public is the first-floor commons area with a vending café. In that area visitors can browse new books and materials, as well as purchase items from the Friends of the Niles Library Book Sale.

represent? And what might their value be? Each represents a remarkable chapter in the world’s search for meaning and faith. Rabbi Weissberg, DHL, D.D., M.Ed. will review these items and the issues around their meaning over time. $18 member; $24 nonmember. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

of the information needed to pass the Illinois State license exam and reviews the eyesight, hearing, and physical changes that drivers experience as they age. Completion of the two-day class may entitle the participant to a discount on his or her auto insurance. Please check with your insurance carrier for further details. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

AARP Drive Smart Wednesdays, February 12 & 19, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This AARP Drive Smart Program is a new and improved version of the AARP Driver Safety Program. It is a driving refresher for motorists age 50 and older.The course includes information on safer driving habits, how to avoid driving hazards, changes in roadway conditions, safety equipment on your automobile, as well as a discussion of when to consider driver retirement. The class also covers much

The Romantic Violin of Fritz Kreisler Monday, February 17, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Whether you like classical, folk or gentle ballads, Fritz Kreisler is sure to please. Celebrate the most romantic time of year with the beautiful melodies of one of the greatest violinists of all time! Music researcher Jim Kendros will explore many hits by this great violin master, including Love’s Joy, Salute to Love, and Kreisler’s own stirring renditions of beloved favorites. $8 member; $11 nonmember (includes lunch). Call


Magician Paul Lee performing to a packed room of children and their parents Feb. 1.

The second floor the library now has a quiet lounge area with a gas fireplace that overlooks the intersection of Oakton Street and Waukegan Road. “One of the things that architects did was use the space we already had while making everything look larger and less cluttered,” said Vasilic. “So we now have a more efficient use of space.” Additionally, the second floor now has a gallery with photos by Photojournalist

Andrew Nelles on display. The photos are of his time covering Afghanistan as an embedded journalist first in 2010 and then again in 2012. Reference librarian Neil O’Shea said that library staff attended a panel discussion on the state of photojournalism and its future last June at the Harrington College of Design. It was there that they met Nelles, who agreed to display his work at the Niles Library as part of the renovation celebrations. Nelles will present a slide-


847-470-5223 to register.

emphasis will be on money: who made the most and who went broke. Do you know what movie star is buried in potter’s field or who made a million dollars a day for an entire year? You discover these and other intriguing stories. $9 members; $12 non-members. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

Espinosa. $10 members; $13 nonmembers. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Three of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operas provide the basis for opera enthusiast,Bob Levi’s lecture:H.M.S. Pinafore,The Mikado, and Pirates of Penzance.This unique presentation focuses on where music from these operas is found in popular culture. Using audio and video in his presentation, Bob illustrates where Gilbert and Sullivan’s operatic melodies intersect with pop culture. $9 member; $12 nonmember. Call 847-470-5223 to register. The “Reel” Hollywood: Life and Money Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Hear how Hollywood began and all the foolishness that went with it with author, columnist and radio host, Leon Michelson.The

Rosie! A Tribute with Heather Moran Thursday, February 20, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Rosie! A Tribute is a loving and well-told musical adventure spanning the 40 year career of the great Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney. Heather Moran has deftly created a musical tapestry from the colorful life of Clooney, spanning from her birth in Maysville, Kentucky, through her nervous breakdown in the late 1960s, her mid 1970s comeback, all the way to her death in 2002. Heather is accompanied by one of the hottest young jazz musicians in Chicago, Damian

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lecture on his career and work Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in the library. Vasilic said that depending on the turnout for Nelles, the library will consider expanding their new gallery’s programming to feature other artists and photographers.

Chicago’s Infamous History, Anarchy, Revolution, and Organized Labor: Chicago Haymarket Riots and Law in an Age of Terror (1886) Wednesday, March 5, 1 – 2:30 p.m. On the eve of May 4, 1886, when the Chicago police attempted to break up a gathering of striking workers, a bomb thrown into their midst exploded, killing seven policemen.Thus began the riots that led to the Haymarket trial, “Illinois v. Spies et al.” Listen as Attorney Melvin Merzon details for you the alarming background stories of the parades, strikes, and rallies leading up to the politically charged riots, and the investigations, arrests, and trials that led to prison, the gallows, and suicide. $8 member; $11 nonmember (includes lunch). Call 847-470-5223 to register.



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What an Italian hill town should be Orvieto has two distinct parts: the old-town hilltop and the dull new town below By Rick Steves Tribune Content Agency

Orvieto is one of the most striking, memorable and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Less than 90 minutes from Rome, Orvieto sits majestically high above the valley floor atop a big chunk of "tufo" volcanic stone, overlooking cypressdotted Umbrian plains. A visit here will reward you with a delightful, perfectly preserved and virtually traffic-free world highlighted by a colorful-inside-and-out cathedral and some of Italy's best wine. Orvieto has two distinct parts: the old-town hilltop and the dull new town below. All travelers start at the bottom, where train passengers disembark and drivers can leave their cars for free. Visitors can then drive or take an elevator or escalator to the medieval upper town. But my preferred mode is joining the locals to climb the town's natural fortress hill on the slick funicular, which deposits riders about a 10-minute walk from the heart of town. Orvieto's cathedral gets my vote for Italy's liveliest facade. This colorful, prickly, Gothic facade, divided by four pillars, has been compared to a medieval altarpiece - a gleaming mass of mosaics, stained glass and sculpture. It's a circa 1330 class in world history, back when no one dared question "intelligent design." Things start with Creation and end with the Last Judgment. Inside, the nave feels spacious and less cluttered than those in most Italian churches. It used to be filled with statues and fancy chapels until 1877, when the people decided they wanted to "unBaroque" their church.

The nave is also an optical illusion; the architect designed it to be wider at the back and narrower at the altar, making it appear longer than it is. Windows of thin sliced alabaster bathe the interior in a soft light. The cathedral's highlight is the Chapel of San Brizio, featuring Luca Signorelli's brilliantly lit frescoes of the Day of Judgment and Life after

orvieto also Boasts a rich underground World. the toWn sits atop a vast underground netWork of etruscan-era caves, Wells and tunnels.

Death. Although the frescoes refer to themes of resurrection and salvation, they also reflect the turbulent political and religious atmosphere of Italy in the late 1400s. Signorelli's ability to tell stories through human actions and gestures, rather than symbols, inspired his younger contemporary, Michelangelo, who meticulously studied Signorelli's work. Behind the Duomo, a complex of medieval palaces called Palazzi Papali shows off the city's best devotional art. Not to be missed is the marble Mary and Child, who sit beneath a bronze canopy, attended by exquisite angels. This proto-Renaissance ensemble, dating from around 1300, once filled the niche in the center of the cathedral's facade (where a replica sits today). Orvieto also boasts a rich underground world. The town sits atop a vast underground network of

Etruscan-era caves, wells and tunnels. Guided tours of the medieval caves offer a glimpse into how these ancient Italians lived, from the remains of an old olive press to a pigeon coop where the birds were reared for roasting. Even now, you'll still see pigeon ("piccione") dishes featured on many Orvieto menus. St. Patrick's Well - 175 feet deep, 45 feet wide, and 496 steps down - impresses modern engineers to this day. Thanks to its natural hilltop fortification, Orvieto served as a 16th-century place of refuge for the pope. Wanting to ensure he had water during a time of siege, he built this extravagant well, with two spiral stairways leading down to a bridge from which people could scoop up water. The double-helix design was crucial for allowing efficient traffic flow (imagine if donkeys and people, balancing jugs of water, had to go up and down the same stairway). Digging this was a huge project. Even today, when faced with a difficult task, Italians say, "It's like digging St. Patrick's Well." Of course, no visit to Orvieto is complete without trying its famous Classico wine. One of my favorite places to do this is at the Tenuta Le Velette winery, just outside Orvieto, where Cecilia and Corrado Bottai welcome visitors who make an appointment. As the volcanic soil is very rich in minerals, grape vines thrive here, as they have since Etruscan times. In fact, the Bottais still keep bottles in the same cellar where the Etruscans used to store their wines. Dug from "tufo" stone, the cellar provides the perfect conditions for aging wine. While Orvieto is busy with tourists during the day, the town is quiet after dark.

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Orvieto’s cathedral is known for its dynamic facade, optical-illusion interior and extravagantly frescoed Chapel of San Brizio.

SLEEPING hotel duomo is centrally located and modern, with splashy art and 17 rooms (splurge, villa mercede offers 23 cheap, simple, mostly twin-bedded rooms, each with a big modern bathroom and many with glorious umbrian views (budget,


la palomba features game and truffle specialties in a wood-paneled dining room (via cipriano manente 16, tel. 0763-343-395). pizzeria and restaurant charlie’s noisy dining hall, stony courtyard and wood-fired pizza are popular with local families and students (via loggia dei mercanti 14, tel. 0763-344-766).


Whether coming by train or car, visitors first arrive in the modern, lower part of town. from there you can drive or take the funicular, elevator or escalator up to the medieval upper town, where all the sightseeing action is.




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