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APRIL 19, 2012

Vol. 56 No. 28


By Rick Kambic Staff Reporter

Niles officials have taken their legal fight with Glenview into the court of public opinion. Mayor Robert Callero assembled a panel of village staff, lawyers, and a communications consultant to address the media on April 13 to seek public support regarding Glenview’s now $3.6 million in unpaid water bills and Niles’ newly filed lawsuit, which accuses Glenview of fraud. Jay Judge, the primary attorney contracted to represent Niles, said Glenview should not have stopped paying its bills, but should have instead filed a lawsuit seeking reimbursements while continuing to make required payments. Furthermore, Judge said Glenview is executing a stalling tactic by making unrealistic demands for irrelevant documents – which misrepresents their grievance. Niles is suing for $3.6 million in unpaid bills, as well as $336,630.07 in interest

We’re more than willing to sit down and explore that situation amicably, but Glenview decided to stop paying for 100 percent of the service we provide and forced this into court.” George Van Geem, village manager and $1.8 million in punitive damages. In 1990,Niles signed a 30-year contract to sell water to North Suburban Public Utilities Co., a privately held company that provided water to 44,000 residents of unincorporated Maine Township. Glenview bought the company for $6.9 million in 1997 and renamed it North Maine Utilities. See GLENVIEW, page 2



GLENVIEW Continued from page 1 All residents and businesses in Glenview still buy water from Wilmette, but Judge said Glenview meant to use North Maine as a bargaining chip with Wilmette by threatening to expand North Maine’s services into Glenview, a threat he said has yet to materialize and has since backfired. The contract says North Maine/ Glenview must be sold water at the lowest rate of all Niles customers. Glenview’s one legitimate claim, Village Manager George Van Geem admits, comes from a Niles decision to give a 19 percent discount to 74 residential water customers who happen to get their water from North Maine and not the village. Van Geem said the discount, which ran from April 2010 until July 2011, was because Niles does not issue its residents a sewer charge but North Maine does, essentially meaning those 74 residents have to pay more because the village cannot provide water directly. The discount was

canceled when relations with Glenview deteriorated. “Glenview wants a 19 percent discount for those nearly 16 months,”Van Geem said.“It equals about $1 million.We’re more than willing to sit down and explore that situation amicably, but Glenview decided to stop paying for 100 percent of the service we provide and forced this into court.” Van Geem said Glenview now claims that Niles uses proceeds from its water revenue to maintain sewers, but refuses to label that service as a separate fee because it would lower the water rate and decrease its revenue from Glenview. “We’re admitting that there are some sewer costs in the water rate, but they can’t choose how we spend our revenue,” Van Geem said.“Plenty of other towns bundle all their expenses into one rate. Glenview happens to be one municipality that has those costs separate and they want us to do the same. What we’re doing is legitimate.” “Simply put, Glenview wants to pay for just the water, exactly the price we pay Chicago, without compensating us for the use of

News our transmission lines, pumps or personnel,” Van Geem said. “It’s unrealistic. They have the lowest rate of all customers, just as the contract says.” In what Van Geem said has been an act of good faith, Niles has produced more than 60,000 documents Glenview has demanded, including water invoices for every address in Niles over a several year time period. “We’ve given them pretty much everything they’ve asked for,” Judge said. “They did ask for correspondences between any organization or resident about water billing and we said that’s too broad and would take too much time.The court did no order us to comply with that request.” In its lawsuit, Niles claims Glenview knew the dispute only involved the 19 percent discount and said so in a June 2011 letter from Glenview Village Manager Todd Hileman to Mayor Callero. “ the interest of working with Niles to reach an amicable resolution, NMU (North Maine Utilities) is willing to pay portions of the outstanding invoices; specifically, NMU will disburse 81 percent of the invoice amounts to Niles, retaining the balance in

escrow...” Hileman’s letter read. However, Glenview has not paid any portion of its outstanding bills, even after asking Niles not to terminate the service, Van Geem said. Niles alleges in its suit that Glenview was intentionally and fraudulently misrepresenting the disputed issue in order to cause Niles to cancel the water agreement, enabling Glenview to purchase water from Wilmette, a less expensive source, or alternatively to force Niles into lowering its water rate. The $3.6 million in unpaid bills Niles is suing for is the 100 percent, non-discounted accumulation of bills. The lawsuit also has a provision asking for $2.6 million, which is 81 percent of the rate minus the discount that’s in

question. If the alternative is awarded, Niles would instead get $272,670 in interest and $1.3 million in punitive damages – half of the outstanding bill. “Usually, punitive damage is two or four times what the loss is,”Van Geem said. “We’re trying to be reasonable.We only charge half.”



Trustees review storm water upgrade plans By Rick Kambic Staff Reporter

Nearly $15 million worth of storm water related infrastructure upgrades will be reviewed by Niles trustees during a committee of the whole meeting on April 24. The Niles Village Board voted 4-2 on Jan. 24 to approve a sales tax-based funding mechanism, and will now review the major improvements residents will see in the future. However, the board will not vote on the proposal until May – the April presentation is informational. While the “tier one” proposal involves hundreds of homes in the oldest sections of Niles,

Trustees Louella Preston and Andrew Przybylo recently hinted toward using some of the funding to help Golf Mill Shopping Center. Engineers and staff were optimistic after talking with residents during an open house last month, but are doubtful that Golf Mill can be included in the relief program without considerable changes.

The Golf Mill dilemma During the March 27 board meeting, Niles trustees voted 4-1 to reject a proposed business district around Golf Mill, which would have implemented a .25 percent sales tax increase on

mall purchases in order to fund storm water upgrades, landscape enhancements, roadwork and new signage. Preston voted against the plan, while Przybylo voted for the first portion – which would designate the mall as a “blighted area.” Days later, Trustee Chris Hanusiak issued a statement reiterating his belief that Golf Mill management neglected maintenance, but also voicing his displeasure with Przybylo’s vote to support the plan after saying he opposed tax increases. “If you’re against taxes, then vote against anything which would lead to it,” Hanusiak said. “Mr. Przybylo also seemed fascinated by the prospect of

using a special tax fund created last January for residents’ storm water relief and village employee pensions to be used for the benefit of Golf Mill.” Hanusiak emphasized that homeowners and employee pensions are more important than raising money to fix Golf Mill’s self-induced problems. Przybylo disagreed with the word “fascinated.” “I haven’t been impressed with much of anything lately, except my kid’s graduation,” Przybylo said. “The point of the matter is if you believe in the $2.7 million Golf Mill provides us, and you understand that they need an infusion of capital they cannot get on their own, then you have

to support alternatives.” However, Przybylo said he would not suggest including Golf Mill in the Storm Water Relief Program. “I don’t have time to provide leadership to these people,” Przybylo said. “The mayor controls the agenda, so it’s up to him if he wants to try. The issue seems dead, but I would support it.” The long-time trustee said a savvy lawyer could write a contract restricting the use of public money to only sales tax generating portions of Golf Mill, and any other condition trustees might want. See STORM, page 19

No further consequences for absent library trustee By Rick Kambic Staff Reporter

After being removed from the Morton Grove Library Board of Trustees, Christa Quinn may not face any further consequences for her alleged residency deception. Library attorney Frank Tennant suggested removing the trustee after learning that Quinn registered to vote in Hamilton County, Ohio on Jan. 10 and was also issued an Ohio driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles. During an April 2 special hearing, the board voted 5-0 to vacate Quinn’s seat.

However, Tennant told Board President Mark Albers not to report any misconduct to county or state officials unless Quinn appeals the vote that removed her from office. Gail Siegel, a spokesperson for the Cook County Clerk’s Office, said the brunt of punishment for voting in board meetings while ineligible falls upon the municipality responsible to the affected taxpayers – the Morton Grove Library. Removing Quinn from office is the highest recourse the library has. “I did have a resident ask if we were going after Quinn for the lawyer fees and expenses related

to removing her from office,” Albers said.“I’m not sure if that’s an option so I told them our disappointment in her behavior is the only expense we should worry about.” Furthermore, Albers said no vote Quinn participated in during the three months in question were close enough to warrant overturning or revoting. Criminally, Siegel said Quinn could face charges only if she voted in both the March 6 Ohio primary election and the March 20 Illinois primary election. Individual voting histories from regular polls, according to Siegel, take several months

to record after a given election and are not yet available for the March 20 election. However, early voting and absentee voting has been recorded and Siegel said Quinn did not participate in either. Quinn did vote early last year – submitting a ballot in March 2011 for the April 2011 municipal elections. Furthermore, Siegel said even if an individual owns property or rents apartments in different states, he or she can only vote one time and in one district. If the county clerk discovers that an individual has voted twice – either in state both times

or once in state and once out of state – the evidence would be forwarded to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office for further investigation and potential prosecution. Representatives from the state’s attorney’s office declined to speculate on Quinn’s situation, while also declining to confirm or deny any potential complaints or investigations regarding Quinn, citing department policy. According to the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/), section 29-5 prohibits voting more than once in the same See LIBRARY, page 19



The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Morton Grove 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.

Morton Grove Brandon Sloan, 19, of Chicago, was issued local ordinance tickets on April 2 for consumption of alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct. Sloan was intoxicated and knocked on the door of a home that was not his in the 5800 block of Crain. Sloan said he lived at the house, and the police were called.


Allison Giuffre, 44, of Morton Grove, was arrested April 4 near Dempster and Austin. Giuffre was involved in a vehicle accident and found to be driving under the influence.


Juan Lopez, 20, of Chicago, was stopped for traffic violations on April 5 and arrested when he was found to be driving without a valid driver’s license.


James Graney, 53, of Niles, was arrested April 5 for retail theft after taking a sixounce bag of M&Ms without paying for it in the 6900 block of Dempster.


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Wladyslaw Dubiel, 60, of Morton Grove, was arrested April 6 for retail theft after taking $43 worth of items without paying for them in the 6900 block of Dempster.


Joseph Minsky, 22, of Skokie, was arrested April 7 in the 8000 block of Parkside for leaving the scene of an accident.



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Steven Kempner, 48, of Morton Grove, was arrested April 7 in the 6400 block of Lincoln for leaving the scene of an accident.


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Boris Lukomski, 50, of Chicago, was arrested on April 7 near Oakton and Caldwell for driving under the influence. Lukomski was stopped after leaving the scene of an accident and found to be driving under the influence.


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Ramon Jimenez-Hernandez, 30, of Des Plaines, was stopped for traffic violations on April 8 and arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license.


Joseph Johnson,20,of Morton Grove, was issued local ordinance tickets for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Johnson was intoxicated and rang the bell of a house that was not his in the 5400 block of Monroe and the police were called.


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Ana Bud, 46, of the 8400

block of N. Osceola, Niles, was arrested at 8:39 p.m. April 9 for driving without a valid license and speeding on Oakton and Busse.


Zdravko Tassev, 57, of the 700 block of Busse Highway, Park Ridge, was arrested at 11:25

a.m. on April 10 for harassment by telephone in the 200 block of S. Vine. A 16-year-old female, of the 600 block of N. Overhill, Park Ridge, was arrested at 10:02 p.m. on April 14 for zero tolerance (alcohol) in the 700


block of Vine. Christopher DiFranco, 47, of the 700 block of Vine, Park Ridge, was arrested at 11 p.m. on April 14 for negligently failing to prevent use of the premises for alcohol consumption.




Unnamed plaza sign sent back to committee By Rick Kambic Staff Reporter

The former Blase Plaza will remain unnamed for at least one more month. The three-person naming committee decided to rethink their previous idea to utilize Niles’ two national awards. All three members agreed on Jan. 17 to recommend a new sign that says “Village of Niles, Incorporated 1899”and somehow include the village’s All-American City and Bloomberg “Best Place to Raise Kids” awards. However, they changed their minds during the Feb. 7 meeting. “One of the guys from MIS did a mock up for us and it looked really busy with the name ‘Niles,’ the incorporation date and the two award logos,” said Rosemary

Riordan Palicki, committee chairperson.“Keep in mind, those logos have to be big enough for people to read. With all that crammed together, nothing really popped out and what we want to be dominant is the fact that you’re in Niles.” One logo was on each side of the words. The committee was planning on submitting its recommendation for approval at either the March 27 or April 24 meeting, but now has no time line since deciding to seek another approach. During the March 22 and April 18 committee meetings, the group developed a new strategy: to depict Niles’ past and predict Niles’ future. “We had some ideas, but we’d rather have something new that

“We had some ideas, but we’d rather have something new that has not already been used in the village too much,” Rosemary Riordan Palicki, committee chairperson has not already been used in the village too much,” Palicki said. “The All American City logo is everywhere in Niles: monument markers,signs,documents and the village Web site. It’s a good one, but we’d like to do something that’s different.” The group was interested in supplementing the sign with some sort of artwork from local students, and now wants to increase the value of that art – even though artwork was

Free pet health seminar coming to Des Plaines Public Library Dr. Mark Howes, DVM will present an educational seminar entitled, “Your Guide To Successful Pet Ownership” at the Des Plaines Public Library on Wednesday May 9 at 7 p.m. The seminar is free and open to the public. Dr. Mark Howes, DVM is the medical director and owner of Berglund Animal Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. He is a graduate of the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Howes serves as a board member for the Canine Therapy Corps and the Northwestern

University Center for Talent Development. Founded in 1955, Berglund Animal Hospital has been awarded with American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) certification for fifty years in a row. Dr. Howes is a frequent guest on Comcast Cable TV’s “Contempo” show and the author of a monthly pet advice column entitled “Howes Calls” that is published in the Voyager Media newspapers. The one-hour seminar will cover topics such as preventive medicine for pets; how to choose a veterinarian; seasonal

pet health issues; the pros and cons of pet health insurance; pet emergencies; specialties of veterinary medicine; modern technology in today’s veterinary medical hospitals; selecting an appropriate pet to match your lifestyle; and caring for the senior pet. A question and answer session immediately follows the seminar. The Des Plaines Public Library is located at 1501 Ellinwood Street. Free parking is available. Visit the library’s website at: or call (847) 8275551 for additional information.

not included in their original instructions from Mayor Robert Callero. “We’re thinking the piece of artwork could be something reflective of the Bloomberg award, and preferably in the form of a statue,” Palicki said. “If the board approves that idea, then we won’t need to honor the award on the sign as well.” Palicki hopes to solicit donations from the business community to fund a family-oriented statue that

would be designed by students. The art would be representative of Niles’ past. The committee is yet to agree upon how the sign should forecast Niles’ future. However, April 18 committee meeting, which explored this dilemma, occurred after publication. From December 1999 until October 2011, the plaza outside Village Hall was known as “Nicholas B. Blase Plaza.” Palicki initiated the change and a 4-2 vote finalized the sign’s removal. Within days, Callero formed the three-person naming committee that consists of Palicki, former trustee George Alpogianis, and Plan Commission Chairman Thomas Kanelos.


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Maine East’s Greiwe honored as Dance Teacher of the Year Maine East High School’s Kim Greiwe has been honored as “Dance Teacher of the Year for Northeastern Illinois” by the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Kim will represent Northern Illinois in the overall State Dance Teacher of the Year Award. Maine East Physical Education and Health Department

Chair Scott Chovanec, who nominated Kim, said that “Kim’s contributions to students in the dance curriculum have distinguished her as a uniquely creative, inspiring and exceptionally connective teacher. Over the years, her students, past and present, talk to me about how she has literally changed their lives. A number have decided to enter

the education field as a result.” Kim, in turn, credited the department chair – who went through a dance class workout himself to experience its rigors first hand – with recognizing dance as a valuable component in a broad-based physical education program. “In a Blue Ribbon Physical Education program like we have here, there are a lot of choices to develop fitness and

District 219 briefs West student to meet Dalai Lama Niles West High School junior Passang Gonrong submitted an essay titled “Nonviolence” and was one of three local high school students whose essay was chosen in the Dalai Lama Essay Contest. Gonrong will receive a certificate, a $1,000 prize and will attend a public talk given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on April 26 at Loyola University Chicago. She and five guests, along with her principal, Kaine Osburn, will join other winners and their guests on the stage at the Gentile Center at Loyola University, Lakeshore Campus. “Every life, no matter how small or big, is precious and has meaning,” wrote Gonrong in her essay. “Teaching nonviolence should be as important as teaching math. Just like the concepts of math are taught and practiced in and out of the classroom, methods of nonviolence should also be encouraged and exercised daily.” Gonrong will have the honor of reading her essay at the event and also have an opportunity to ask the Dalai Lama a question.

D219 builds powerful partnerships Research shows that building powerful partnerships is a proven way to increase academic achievement. Also proven: when schools work to build relationships with the community and other agencies, students benefit from upgraded school facilities, higher-quality learning programs, new resources and programs to improve teaching and curriculum, and increased support from the community. Niles Township High School

District 219 held its third annual Powerful Partnerships Breakfast last week at Niles North High School. Approximately 150 attended, including students and faculty from Niles North and Niles West, local businesses, mentors, researchers, alumni and community members. When District 219 Superintendent Dr. Nanciann Gatta walked from table to table and asked each of the partners present to introduce himself or herself, the collective energy and enthusiasm about building a community and working together was palpable. Dr. Gatta thanked the partners for providing internships, employment and assistance; mentoring students; and sharing industry, career, education and technical advice. She also suggested ways in which they could further expand their relationship with the schools. Several attendees offered their experiences working in partnership with D219. District 219 Education to Careers Coordinator Lisa Edelson said, “There are so many great people and organizations in our community who are dedicated to helping students. The Powerful Partnerships Breakfast is the perfect opportunity for them to see what D219 schools are doing and for us to honor them for their commitment. Our partners also get an opportunity to make connections and network with our other business partners.” For more information about the event contact Lisa Edelson at (847) 626-2062.

West performs “Chicago” The Niles West Fine Arts Department will present the modern Broadway classic

“Chicago” on May 3 through 5 in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium at 5701 Oakton, Skokie. This modern classic, the longest-running revival in Broadway musical history, is based on Maurine Dallas Watkins’ scandalous play,“a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all the things we hold near to our hearts.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on May 3, 4 and 5.Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, senior citizens and children. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3.

good health,” she said.“Not every kid has to move in the same way to develop fitness. Dance affords students the opportunity to explore its history and culture while obtaining optimal fitness through a non-competitive venue. We are blessed in Maine Township to have the choices and opportunities that we have.” Kim will join Dance Teachers of the Year from other Illinois

districts in being honored at an awards dinner in October. On its Web site, the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance states that it was founded in 1931 “by a group of professionals dedicated to improving the effectiveness of health, physical education, recreation, dance and the promotion of human welfare.”

District 207 hosting Space Exploration Exhibition Students from kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate in a Space Exploration Exhibition hosted by Maine Township High School District 207 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Maine South High School. Students will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as black holes, astrobiology, planets, sun and other stars, galaxies, the universe and more. Host students from Maine East, South and West high schools

will lead visiting students through a variety of activities, games and presentations on each topic. Maine South High School is located at 1111 South Dee Road in Des Plaines. Visitors may park in the school’s south lot off of Dee Road. Questions may be directed to South science teacher Stephanie Statema at, West science teacher Jen Ellberg at or East science teacher Annie Propst at

Take 5


H o ro s c o p e s


1 People person 6 Throw for a loop 10 Crew cut’s opposite 14 Good on one’s feet 15 In __ of: as a substitute for 16 Ring out 17 Woods has often been atop it 20 Mass. hours 21 Food with a Veterinary Formula 22 Ungentle giants 23 Cilantro, e.g. 24 Word on some euros 26 Hold one’s nose, perhaps 31 Power strip inserts 32 It may be promised 33 Dedicated work 35 Justice appointed after Clarence 36 Religiously devoted 38 Go up the creek without a paddle? 39 Doggy bag item 40 She had a big hit

with “Thank You” in 2001 41 Prepares, as a hook 42 They’re fun to jump in 46 Ben-Gurion airline 47 Toll-road toll unit 48 Talk Like a Pirate Day cry 51 Thrift store stipulation 52 Counterterrorism org. 55 Pet owner’s bane, and a hint to what’s hidden in 17-, 26and 42-Across 59 Case the joint, say 60 Plant used for first aid 61 Blair’s predecessor 62 Tool used to create 42-Across 63 “__ of Steel”: ‘80s workout video 64 Sudden increase


1 Hamster’s home 2 Prima donnas have big ones 3 Happy tune 4 Will Ferrell holiday comedy 5 Personal theology elements 6 Burn a dessert on purpose? 7 Helps out 8 End of a common list 9 It’s W of the Urals 10 Orbital high point 11 More than just butterflies 12 “Still mooing,” at a steakhouse 13 Bygone automaker 18 Banjoist Scruggs 19 Watching the clock, perhaps 23 Above the strike zone 24 Biblical birthright seller 25 Getaway spots 26 Suck down 27 __-frutti 28 Hard to get close to 29 “Yikes!”

30 Puts in a good word? 31 Debate side 34 Miami couple? 36 City on the Arno 37 1-Across, usually 38 Word processing command 40 Indian metropolis 41 Aromatic firs 43 Emissary 44 Misses 45 Escape hatch, e.g. 48 Way, way off 49 Jessica of “Fantastic Four” 50 Stink to high heaven 51 Long, long time 52 Pacific archipelago 53 Volume 54 Memo header 56 Catch redhanded 57 Fever cause 58 Suds source

Frustrations outflank your fantasies. Right now, it seems that you can’t achieve a compromise or come to an agreement. In the week ahead, take stock of what it is that you want and let that come first.

Accept responsibilities and don’t avoid unpleasant tasks. Once the worst is over in the first half of the week, everything gets better. Double check your alarm clock, as lateness could earn black marks.

Speaking to a brick wall only causes echoes. A lack of understanding could block agreement. Wait until later in the week to make a presentation, discuss plans, or to talk over an important situation.

Don’t make waves. Bite back a tendency to criticize - and remember that no one likes to hear, “I told you so.” In the first part of the week, your ability to influence and charm a partner hits a low point.

The week may start off on a sour note, but sweet things may come your way by the end of it. Don’t fight the current; hold off on key decisions and negotiations for several days. Patience will pay off.

Never prepare to sunbathe on a cloudy day. Maintain a low profile for the next few days when it is likely that worries will obscure happiness and aggravations seem to be magnified. Watch your pennies this week.

You might feel like a rat in a maze. When you try to find the prize, you end up running into dead ends. It is wisest to wait until late in the week to make major decisions or changes; avoid unpredictability.

You can’t make hay on a rainy day. Your judgment could be skewed in the first part of the week, so hold off on making key decisions or finalizing important deals. Attend to pressing obligations.

Keep a lid on it. In the week ahead, don’t join a chorus of criticisms just to seem agreeable to your companions. You could be left in an awkward position when opinions shift.

While it is admirable to be a model of efficiency, don’t micromanage every detail. This isn’t the right time to offer criticism, as others will take it the wrong way. Hold off decisions until midweek.

Don’t make mountains out of molehills. In the early part of the week, don’t draw attention to your own shortcomings or mistakes, or find fault with others because it may cause further problems.

The week ahead holds some surprises. You might find people to be a bit difficult to deal with in the first half of the week - and unpredictable in the second. Don’t make changes in your banking habits.



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INSIDE: Maine South softball keep chins up, page 12; Niles W. throws near no-hitter, page 15, Outdoors page, page 16


Hawks fall in opener of


By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Jessica Schmidt (17) plays a ball against Lockport. Mark Gregory/Bugle staff

For Chicago area soccer teams, outside of their conference games and the state playoffs, the Pepsi Showdown is one of the top events on the schedule. The tournament not only allows the teams to face talented teams, it lets them play teams they wouldn’t normally see. In the tournament opener, the No. 8 seed Lockport hosted Maine South and earned a 2-0 win “Maine South is always a good, quality program and when you get two teams together, it is good soccer, not just kick ball out here,” said Lockport coach Todd Elkei. “They joked that they thought they were in Iowa because they drove so far to get here That is what makes this fun, because you would never see them in any other tournament because of the distance. It is nice to see the programs you hear about and get that appreciation for them.” Maybe it was the drive to Lockport, but Maine South coach J.J. Crawford said he did not see the same Hawks team he has seen this season. “That is one of the reasons we are in the Pepsi is to see teams we would never schedule,” Crawford said. “We would never play Lockport because of the distance and we had the chance to face a really nice team. We would have liked to come here and put a better performance together, so that wasn’t good to see. The unseeded Hawks played the No. 8 seeded Porters to a scoreless tie at halftime before the Porters scored twice in the second half. Lockport got goals from Lexi Cozzi and Katie O’Brien. Ali Cottrell and Alli Curry scored goals while Emily O’Grady earned the shutout in goal in a 3-0 win over Mundelein. See FALL, page 14




Hawks keep chin up despite losses to Elk Grove By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Maine South’s softball schedule is peppered with teams that are among the Chicago metropolitan area’s best.

SOFTBALL And coach Emmy Pasier wants it that way. “We want to play the best,” she says. The Hawks wrapped up last week by hosting a double-header against Elk Grove — one of those squads that clearly fits the bill as an area power. The Grenadiers (10-3) blanked Maine South in both matchups, 10-0 in six innings and 14-0 in five on Saturday. “This is one of the reasons we put Elk Grove on our schedule,” Pasier said. “We have Elk Grove, Leyden, Fremd and Conant on our schedule. They (Elk Grove) showed why they’re up there (in the rankings).” The Grenadiers led 2-0 after two innings in Game 1—one of those runs coming off the bat of Becca Walz, who homered to lead off the second. Elk Grove continued to go yard on the Hawks in the third as Devan Parkison and Megan Keegan cracked back-to-back homers. A five-run sixth-inning made it 10-0. Elk Grove pitchers limited the Hawks—who came into the twin bill hitting well as a team— to just five hits over two games. Dani Goranson held Maine South to three hits (all singles) during the first game. The Michigan State-bound right-hander, whose fastball is clocked anywhere between 60 and 63 mph, struck out eight. Although the Hawks slipped below .500 for the season (6-7) after dropping the doubleheader, Pasier likes how her team has played so far.The Hawks possess a solid nucleus of senior starters— Kaitlyn Mullarkey, Michelle Roberts, Maddie Vogg, Chrissy Polka and Nicole Johnson—but also started two juniors (Regan Carmichael and CC Budzynski) and a freshman (Emily Suwanski) on Saturday. Although Polka is the Hawks’ regular catcher, Emily

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Senior first baseman Kaitlyn Mullarkey had one of the Hawks’ three hits in the first game against Elk Grove ace Dani Goranson.

Wolf, a sophomore, got the start in Game 1. “I couldn’t be more proud of the team where they’re at,” Pasier said. “I’ve got a freshman, three sophomores and four juniors and five seniors, and you would never know it. They all come out and practice hard; they all come out and do everything that they need to do. We put the ages away and we say, ‘You’re varsity athletes.’ ” Sophomores Cara Laskowski (the Game 1 starter) and Jenna Christie (who went in Game 2), are the Hawks’ top two pitchers. Both have been doing an outstanding job, Paiser noted. “They’re as mature as you can ask a varsity athlete to be,” she

said. “They’re doing tremendous; they’re staying in the game. So you’re looking at three very young players (Laskowski, Christie and Suwanski) and I couldn’t be happier with their production.” “They’re doing very good,” Mullarkey added.“Cara got three home runs hit off her today, but she didn’t keep her head down. She pitched the whole game, and she did pretty well. There’s nothing we can do when balls go over the fence.” Speaking of production, the Hawks are getting plenty from Mullarkey’s left-handed bat. Earlier this season, Mullarkey hit for the cycle, and in a 6-3 Maine South victory vs. Waukegan on

April 12, she ended up one hit shy of the cycle after hitting an inside-the-park home run, a triple and double while driving in four runs. “It’s pretty exciting,” Mullarkey said. “When I go up there, I just think base hit. I’m not trying to think home run or whatever because what we need as a team if we’re down, we need that one spark and I try to do that. It’s been working out pretty good so far.” Johnson, along with Roberts and Vogg—the team’s leadoff and No. 2 hitters, respectively— have sparked the Hawks’ offense, as well. Roberts and Vogg had the Hawks’ only two hits in Game 2. Earlier in the week, Christie

threw a gem of a game as Maine South won 7-0 over Evanston in a CSL South contest April 10. Christie struck out a season-high 14 and held the Wildkits to four hits while the Hawks’ offense pounded out 11 hits. Carmichael belted a solo home run,while Johnson and Mullarkey each had two hits.Vogg hit a runscoring double, and Suwanski and junior Devin Castanon contributed RBI singles. Christie picked up her fourth victory of the season in the triumph against Waukegan. Carmichael (two hits) and Budzynski (double, two singles) provided additional offense for the Hawks.




Bandits going through transitions By Scott Taylor Sports Reporter

Resurrection is going through a bit of a transition phase this year.

GIRLS TRACK The Bandits feature some strong athletes, ranging from seniors through freshmen. With a lot of younger girls, there is some rebuilding going on, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope for this year. “Our best hurdler, high jumper and sprinter are all seniors,” Resurrection coach Dan Mendez said. “So, we’re slowly rebuilding. We’d love to send someone to state. We want to put up a good performance at sectionals and conference. I told the girls I would get a Mohawk and die my hair red if we had someone go to state. If they do their best and work hard, I don’t care where they finish.” Some of those girls who may have a shot of going to state are

Scott Taylor/Bugle staff

The Resurrection girls track team is in a transition year, but still has hopes for success.

Theresa DeLuca (hurdler), Alex Kuykendal (200) and Ashley Frangiamore (high jump). “Those are our three seniors we are really counting on,” Mendez stated. “But we also have some freshmen who are really stepping up. They are showing some promise. The sophomores and juniors are realizing they can do it with a little bit of work.” The Bandits competed in the Plainfield North Relay Invite last Saturday, but weren’t at full strength due to spring break. “I was pretty satisfied,”Mendez said.“We had some girls missing because a lot of them were out of town. We had a lot of good performances overall today.” Early in the outdoor season Resurrection took third place in the Elmwood Park Quad. Winners for the Bandits were Rebecca Borghi in the 3,200 (14:00), Frangiamore in the high jump (4-9), Gina Biancalana in the discus (795) and Kuykendall in the 400 (1:04.65) and 200 (27.88).






Batting Average Chris Tschida, JCA Dan Sullivan, Lockport Derek Bangert, Lockport Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Kevin Raher, Downers South Mario Cerda, Joliet Central Zach Melone, JCA Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Josh Altmann, Lockport

.545 .520 .500 .479 .475 .457 .413 .392 .386 .380

Runs Ryan Peter, JCA Chris Tschida, JCA Steve Heffernan, Plainfield Central Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Nick Sharrow, Plainfield East Derek Bangert, Lockport Zach Melone, JCA Josh Altmann, Lockport

17 17 16 15 15 13 13 13

Hits Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Derek Bangert, Lockport Josh Altmann, Lockport Zach Melone, JCA Chris Tschida, JCA Eric Fetchko, Plainfield East Mike Rogala, Plainfield East Max Gawenda, Joliet Central Nate Searing, JCA Ryan Peter, JCA Ron Sessler, Lockport

23 22 19 19 18 17 17 17 17 17 17

RBI Nate Searing, JCA Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Matt Venn, Romeoville Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Eric Fetchko, Plainfield East Mike Bentson, Plainfield Central

20 15 14 13 13 12

FALL Continued from page 11 Maine South then played to a 1-1 tie with Plainfield Central, as Curry scored the lone goal for Maine South (7-3-2) on an assist from Cottrell. “The advantage of being in the Pepsi tournament is that we will see teams we normally would not have seen, so even though we can’t win the tournament, we know we can grow and get better against the remaining teams,” Crawford said. Heading into the tournament, Crawford liked the look of the Hawks. “I think the last six games of ours, we have played at a nice high level and we didn’t bring that today,” he said.“We only had six girls returning, four starters, so coming into the year I didn’t know where we would be. Before this game right here, I thought

Matt Venn, Romeoville Alex Voitik, JCA Matt Kramer, Plainfield East

3 3 3

Doubles Joe Sparacio, Plainfield Central Max Gawenda, Joliet Central Derek Bangert, Lockport Matt Venn, Romeoville Josh Altmann, Lockport Chris Tschida, JCA Adrian Nunez, JCA Tom Vachon, Plainfield East Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East

12 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

ERA Kevin Duchene, JCA Brian Glowicki, Downers South Eric Duzan, Lockport Doug Matthews, Lockport Tomas Aguilar, Plainfield Central

0.37 0.40 1.47 1.62 1.84

Wins Brian Glowicki, Downers South Nick Davito, Lockport Tomas Aguilar, Plainfield Central Kevin Duchene, JCA

4-0 3-2 3-3 3-0

Strikeouts Brian Glowicki, Downers South Kevin Duchene, JCA Tomas Aguilar, Plainfield Central Tim Blake, Plainfield Central Jim Rooks, Romeoville William Herkel, Romeoville Brian Hurley, Romeoville Evan Martens, Lockport

48 29 26 23 22 21 20 20

SOFTBALL Batting Average Maeve McGuire, Benet Kelli Holstine, Minooka Kendall Duffy, Benet

.611 .571 .547

we were way ahead of where I wanted to be, but now we have to look at some things. “We were ahead of schedule, so we will just have to adjust and get back there. We played Elk Grove tough and played Hersey to a tie and they are both ranked teams. We have been finishing much better, we had been communicating much better, we have been winning balls out of the air much better. Our linking of our attack has been much better. Really everything has been better, but Lockport is a good team and they took it to us.” Crawford knows there is still a lot of time for the Hawks to peak and reach some of their goals. “We are still 2-0 in conference and we still have that goal out there for us.” He said. “We just have to the rest of the games in the tournament and get better and learn from what we didn’t do well today.”

Julianne Rurka, Benet Emily York, Benet Morgan Vogt, Plainfield Central Marissa Panko, Benet Michelle Spillman, Romeoville Stephanie Abello, Benet Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central Tresa Fahrner, Joliet West Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central Rachel Egly, Plainfield Central Angelina Vargas, Plainfield South Carly Dundee, Lockport Kayla Kendall, Plainfield South

.540 .534 .528 .500 .483 .482 .481 .480 .462 .447 .444 .419 .417

Runs Maeve McGuire, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Morgan Vogt, Plainfield Central Abby Michalik, Benet Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central Lindsey Fenner, Minooka

36 30 25 22 22 20 18 14 14 14

Hits Maeve McGuire, Benet Emily York, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet Morgan Vogt, Plainfield Central Marissa Panko, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Carly Dundee, Lockport Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central Rachel Egly, Plainfield Central Kayla Kendall, Plainfield South

33 31 29 28 27 27 27 26 25 24 21 20

Alyssa Manucci, Plainfield South


RBI Emily York, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet Maeve McGuire, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Bri Thompson, Joliet West Marissa Panko, Benet Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central Dominique Roa, Plainfield Central Cailey Baker, Plainfield Central Tresa Fahrner, Joliet West Whitney Lanphier, Plainfield South

40 38 25 25 22 17 16 15 14 14 13 13

Homers Kendall Duffy, Benet Stephanie Abello, Benet Maeve McGuire, Benet Sam Yeager, Downers North Dale Ryndak, Downers North Emily York, Benet Michelle Spillman, Romeoville Carly Dundee, Lockport Jordan Davis, Joliet West Katie McKay, Joliet West Tresa Fahrner, Joliet West

7 7 6 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 2

Doubles Maeve McGuire, Benet Carly Dundee, Lockport Julianne Rurka, Benet Kendall Duffy, Benet

15 9 7 6

ERA Taylor Weissenhofer, Romeoville Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central Jackie Lilek, Minooka Sara Novak, Minooka

1.25 1.38 1.41 1.75

Carly Dundee, Lockport Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South

1.91 2.02

Wins Molly Moran, Benet Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Elaine Heflin, Downers North Taylor Weissenhofer, Romeoville Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central Dale Ryndak, Downers North Carly Dundee, Lockport Sara Novak, Minooka Jackie Lilek, Minooka

14-3 10-2 7-1 7-3 7-3 6-0 5-2 4-2 4-1

Strikeouts Taylor Weissenhofer, Romeoville Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Molly Moran, Benet Sara Novak, Minooka Carly Dundee, Lockport Jackie Lilek, Minooka Kaleigh Nagle, Plainfield Central

105 75 73 58 39 32 29




Colleta throws two-hitter for Niles West in shutout By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Two days after getting no-hit by Glenbrook North and suffering only their second loss of the season, Niles West nearly got a nohitter from Kyle Colletta en route to a 6-0 CSL South victory over Maine East.

BASEBALL Colletta,who struck out 11,took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but the Demons’ George Zakharia spoiled his bid with single to lead off the inning. Andrew Glowacki had the Demons’ only other hit (also a single). The Wolves managed to score five runs off Maine East without a hit. They took advantage of an error, a hit batsman and four walks. Quinn Winkler, who had an RBI in game, stole home during the inning. Jimmy Ostrega also had an RBI. •The Wolves (14-2) faced two different opponents on Saturday and handily defeated each one. Niles West blanked Rockford Guilford, 8-0, as Kevin Ross doubled twice and had an RBI.T.J. Brunning picked up his first win of 2012 on the hill, striking out seven in five innings. The Wolves also beat up on Rochelle, 10-3. Colletta (double), Joe Younan, Max Markoff and Jason Meager (double) each had two hits. Younan, Markoff and Meager each added an RBI •Maine South opened its CSL South season with a 2-1 triumph over Maine West behind the fourhit pitching of Patrick Aloisio, who earned his fourth win of the year. The senior struck out five Maine West hitters. Maine South took advantage of a Warrior error and broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth when first baseman Nick Mitrovich drove in what proved to be the winning run with a double. The Hawks scored their first run earlier in the inning on another Maine West error that enabled Kyle Richardson to cross the plate. (Richardson and Keenan Kelly had base hits in the sixth.) Kelly also doubled in the game, and Lawrence Darlak laced a triple. On April 11, the Hawks outlasted Nazareth, 3-1, in a nonconference game. Kelly knocked in two runs with a double and triple, and Rocky Saavedra got the win, striking out nine while

going the distance. Richardson also doubled and singled. The next day, Maine South resumed CSL South play and defeated Highland Park, 4-1. Kelly doubled, Mitrovich went 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Nick Calabrese added a hit and an RBI. John Forsythe also pitched a complete game; he fanned eight and gave up only three hits. In a non-conference contest on Saturday, the Hawks (11-3) scored four runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from Prospect, 8-2. Mike Vigilio limited Prospect to three hits in a complete-game victory. He also struck out six. Frank Perrone doubled twice and drove in a run for the Hawks, while Zach Jones and Rocky Saavedra each had two hits and two RBIs. •The Dons snapped a four-game losing skid in dramatic fashion April 9, outslugging Loyola, 17-15, in a game that went 10 innings and lasted over four hours. Notre Dame trailed 9-2 at one point in the fifth inning,but plated five runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to force an 11-11 tie. After each team tallied three runs in the eighth, Notre Dame won it with a three-run 10th inning. Keenan Connelly doubled twice, knocked in two runs, reached base five times and scored four runs. Nick Pieruccini added three hits, four stolen bases and two RBIs. Ryan Czachor also hit two doubles and had two RBIs, and Zach Ryan had a double and two RBIs. Zach Koziol picked up the victory on the mound, pitching 2 2/3 innings in relief. On April 11, the Dons took a 1-0 lead at Brother Rice, but the home team scored a run in the third, added two more in the fourth and held on for a 3-2 win. Notre Dame made it interesting by scoring a run in the top of the seventh. Robbie Getty and Bobby Regal walked and singled, respectively, to lead off the inning. They advance to third and second on a double steal. Getty scored on Matt Walsh’s sacrifice fly. (Walsh doubled earlier in the game.) Walsh, Connelly, Czachor and Kevin Stahmer each pitched scoreless innings for the Dons. The Dons (7-10) lost both games of a doubleheader to Joliet Catholic on Saturday, dropping the opener, 4-1, and the nightcap, 6-2. The Hilltoppers led Notre Dame, 1-0, going into the sixth

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Keenan Connolly and Notre Dame beat Loyola 17-15.

inning, but the Dons tied it 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Joliet Catholic scored three runs in the top of the seventh which proved to be the difference. Nick Fiorito pitched six innings of three-hit ball. Czachor and Pieruccini had the Dons’ only two hits of the game. In the second game, Pieruccini and Sean Pavel each came through with run-scoring hits. Czachor registered Notre Dame’s only extra-base hit, a double, while Sean Pavel was the only Dons’ player with a multiple-hit game (two singles). •Maine East ripped Waukegan, 10-3, in their CSL South opener. Cory Evans scattered seven hits, struck out seven and surrendered just one earned run.The Glowacki brothers, Tyler and Andrew, had three hits apiece for the Demons, who improved to 9-3 overall with the victory.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL The Hawks defeated Mundelein, Whitney Young, Grant, Carmel and New Trier in the championship game to win the Warren Tournament during the weekend of April 6-7. The tourney featured 16 teams. Scotty Adamczyk, an alltournament pick, had 13 kills and eight digs to lead the Hawks in the title game. Mike Garvey registered 23 assists, while Mike Hopkins and Nate Wolf netted seven kills apiece. Colin McGuire recorded 17 digs. •Alex Studer had seven kills and Dange Gillespie five,but Niles West fell victim to Glenbrook South, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, in the CSL South on April 11. •Maine East earned its sixth victory of the year, 25-22, 2325, 25-19, over non-conference opponent Notre Dame. Greg

Siemienczuk led the Demons with 12 kills; Adam Bloniarz added seven.

SOFTBALL The Wolves fell in the CSL South to Evanston, 2-0, on April 12. Evanston held Niles West to four hits, but one was a triple by Alyssa Brummitt.

GIRLS WATER POLO The Demons flattened Rolling Meadows, 18-3, on April 9 and now own a sparkling 12-2 record. Medina Husejnovich set the pace for Maine East in the rout with seven goals and four steals. Sandra Kietlinska added a hat trick and four assists. Eliza Mazgaj scored twice and had four steals. Isabelle Trier made 11 saves and had four assists.



Speedway offers more than fast cars By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

When most people think of Chicagoland Speedway, the first thing that comes to mind is fast cars making left turns. While that is the main attraction of the Joliet-based race track, there are several events held there every year that help the community. For instance,on Saturday,March 31, Chicagoland Speedway held its first ever “Easter Egg Dash” to benefit Easter Seals Joliet Region. For a suggested $10 donation, fans had access to the infield, media center and Gatorade Victory Lane while visiting with the Easter Bunny and Chicagoland Speedway Mascot, Dash. Visitors had the opportunity to take pictures in Gatorade Victory Lane with Dash and the Easter Bunny, as well as the chance to participate in Easter Egg Hunts. Children from ages 1-12 picked up more than 5,000 eggs from various locations in the infield throughout the day. Kids also had the chance to perform arts and craft activities in the media center. “First and foremost, I want to thank our fans for coming out on a chilly morning to support us and Easter Seals,” said Chicagoland Speedway president Scott Paddock. “The generosity from those who participated resulted in over $2,700 being raised for charity, and we hope to continue the tradition of celebrating the Easter holiday with our fans in a fun way that also benefits the local community.” Another event the Speedway is involved with is an Arbor Day tree

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Members of Chicagoland Speedway pose with the Easter bunny and Dash the track mascot.

planting. In support of NASCAR’s Green Clean Air initiative, 70 trees will be planted throughout Joliet and Will County. On April 26, Paddock will join Joliet city officials and students from River View Elementary in a ceremonial tree planting. “At a time when budgets are tight and our ash trees are being destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer, we are extremely appreciative of the donation of 70 trees to our city forest,” said Rita Renwick,Chairperson for the City of Joliet Tree Advisory Board. “The planting of trees at River View School, in commemoration of Arbor Day, is a fine example of a cooperative partnership and is, literally, a breath of fresh air for the City of Joliet.These trees will improve our neighborhoods by producing oxygen and keeping our air clean.The gift of trees will

benefit our citizens far into the future.” The ceremony, to be held at River View Elementary school, is part of a NASCAR program to help capture carbon emissions produced by racing. Chicagoland Speedway, one of the first 11 tracks to participate in the project in 2009, has worked on the NASCAR Green Clean Air initiative for the past four years. “Like any organization and as citizens of the world, we are well aware of our responsibilities to help protect our environment,” Paddock said. “Through our collective efforts in conjunction with the Forest Preserve of Will County, we are celebrating April Earth Month by making a positive environmental impact and giving back to our local community.” • Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway employees

will also volunteer with the Forest Preserve District of Will County on Saturday, April 21 for a Community Work Day. Participants will assist in various trail maintenance, including brush removal and wood chipping, to celebrate Earth Day Weekend. The contributions will benefit native plants and wildlife, in addition to preparing the district for its annual family bicycle ride in May. Further supporting the Forest Preserve of Will County and Earth Month, Chicagoland Speedway will donate $5 from every NASCAR event ticket purchased from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28 to the Forest Preserve of Will County. Fans must use the promo code EARTHDAY2012. To purchase tickets, visit www. or call (888) 629-RACE.

Morels are one of the best tasting edible wild mushrooms. And the best part is, they’re free! Dan Stefanich In Will County, the grey morels have been popping for about three weeks. The yellow morels are just now starting to pop. We have been finding a lot of them in swampy stands of cottonwoods, mostly at the bottom of the hills on the south or east facing slope. The rise in temperature will help, but we definitely need some rain to really get them popping. For the amateur mushroom hunters, good luck. First challenge is finding where they grow. The next challenge is finding where they grow, that no one else knows about. Mushroom hunting can be very serious to some folks, some families even pass down their favorite spots through generations, and swear each other to secrecy. So if you find morels, it’s ok to say that you found some. You just might want to think twice before you tell anyone where. • All ‘shroomers have different opinions on the best place to find morels. Here is what I have heard over the years – old apple orchards, dead elms or old stands of elm trees, near large cottonwood trees, wet or “swampy” areas, near cat tails, and field edges. The list goes on. You just need to get out in the woods and be persistent. • In Northern Illinois, morels start popping around mid to end of April and will continue until about the second week of May, depending upon weather.

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Learn the secret to exceptional customer service Q. I’m a manager of a customer s e r v i c e department and have spent hours training my team both internally and hiring outside customer service consultants. The problem is that many customers seem to think being a jerk is an interpersonal technique. The worst line we hear is “This is unacceptable.” Is there anything we can do to train our customers to not act like snotty 2-year olds? A. Yes, you are right that when people are upset they often deteriorate to the level of preschoolers. Customer service workers see more of this behavior than probably any other profession. When I train

customer service employees, the most common question they ask is how to deal with abusive or alienating customer behaviors. Start out by realizing that your customers actually do think their hostile, adversarial techniques will get them what they want. Your employees’ job is to help the customer see that the best route to success is collaboration, not acting like an attack dog. When a customer starts acting like a jerk, they often start to blame the person who is trying to help them. Make sure your employees say two things to the hostile customer immediately: 1) “I know you know that I did not personally write these policies,” and 2) “I know you know that I am here to help you navigate these policies so that together we can get you what you want.” Hostile customers completely forget they are actually talking to someone who wants to help

Local resident receives “Trial Lawyer Excellence Award” 2011 Stephan D. Blandin, of Park Ridge, a founding principal and partner in the Chicago law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, received a “Trial Lawyer Excellence Award” from Law Bulletin Publishing Company for the highest reported verdict in an Illinois chiropractic malpractice case for the year 2011. The case involved a man who, in December 1990, suffered a sudden onset of paralysis from the chest down due to a growth in his thoracic spine which compressed his spinal cord. The plaintiff claimed that the defendants ignored signs of the developing spinal cord compression and performed chiropractic manipulations on that area of his back without first obtaining x-rays. The case was originally filed in 1993 but dismissed on Statute of Limitations grounds. The Illinois Appellate Court reversed the decision, granting the plaintiff $3,689,733. Previously, the highest verdict in Illinois for chiropractic malpractice was $621,800.

Stephan Blandin has practiced solely in civil litigation, successfully trying numerous civil jury trials,and he has handled arbitrations and compensations claims on behalf of his clients with more than $150 million in recoveries. Blandin received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1986 and his undergraduate degree from DePaul in 1983.

them and usually can.A reminder that they are speaking to a problem solver, not a problem, can do wonders. The next move is to squelch yelling, name calling or personal attacks. No one should have to put up with being a punching bag, and everyone loses their ability to think when they are being bullied. It’s not in the customer’s best interest for your employees to allow the customer to escalate. Your employees can calmly restate: “I know you are trying to figure out how to get X. I am here to help you get X. If you speak very loudly, use ‘that’ type of language, or continue to express concerns about my personal performance, I will be less able to think clearly to create solutions for you.” Make sure your employees know that most customers who act badly are so flooded

emotionally that they actually are not thinking about their choices. Emotionally flooded people simply want to inflict pain. If your employees can remind customers about the actual goal they have (refund, better product, repair, etc.), they will take the customers out of their abusive mind set. Prepare your employees to anticipate that they will have a completely normal human reaction to a charging bull customer: They’ll want to give that bad attitude right back. Unfortunately, this normal response is a lot like throwing a match on a puddle of gasoline. The customer will just become dramatically worse. If you can train your employees to keep their heads when the customer has clearly lost his, your employees will usually have the power to get the conversation off an abusive track and back to

problem solving. No one wins in the workplace when raging becomes the focus.

The last word(s) Q. I have a coworker who complains about everything nonstop and always wants me to listen to her issues. Is there an easy way to shut her up? A. Yes, conversation is a twoway street. Get distracted and busy, and she’ll stop choosing you as her favorite venting buddy. 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. (c) 2012 INTERPERSONAL EDGE




STORM Continued from page 3 As for whether including Golf Mill in the Storm Water Relief Program would be feasible, Jeff Wickenkamp said the geography doesn’t work. Wickenkamp is the vice president of Hey and Associates, the engineering firm that works with the village on storm water upgrades. “The issues at Golf Mill are pretty specific to Golf Mill, as well as some areas outside of Niles to the west, potentially because of Golf Mill’s runoff,” Wickenkamp said. “The tier one projects are focused on addressing the largest concentration of residential flooding caused by an outdated combined sewer system.” Most of the proposed upgrades would occur within a geographic box bordered by Dempster Street, Milwaukee Avenue, Oakton Street and the North Branch of the Chicago River. Other projects would occur directly west of Maryhill Cemetery, leading into Park

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Ridge. Golf Mill is located at Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue, too far from currently proposed projects to efficiently link to any already planned work, Wickenkamp said. The only two options,including Golf Mill in the program or taking money from the program to give Golf Mill, would require either an additional revenue source or redrawing plans to stretch smaller upgrades over a longer time frame, Wickenkamp said.

Approximately 125 homeowners attended a March 22 open house that offered elaborate details on proposed storm water upgrades and allowed for questions. Wickenkamp said the open house was meant to educate the public, but also to get feedback on whether any unidentified problems still need included in the overall proposal. “What we heard and learned

while visiting with people confirmed that these tier one projects were the right choices to invest in and were reflective of the people who have the most frequent and most damaging flooding,”Wickenkamp said. Proposed projects include $7 million worth of sewer piping through Cleveland Street, Grennan Heights, Keeney, and Monroe Streets that would empty into the Chicago River, as well as $5 million toward extensions and upgrades along Milwaukee Avenue, Main and Lee Streets. Another project involves $3 million toward storm water detention west of Maryhill Cemetery where drainage pipes get smaller once in Park Ridge and cause backups in Niles. “Not everybody heard what they wanted to hear,” Wickenkamp said.“Some people learned that they were not in a tier one project area and that was important information for them so they can have accurate expectations and build their own time lines.” Tier two projects will be finalized and voted on in the

next few years when tier one projects near completion. Only minor tweaks were made to the tier one proposal leading up to the April 24 board meeting, where trustees will have their chance to provide feedback or ask for changes. Mayor Robert Callero was satisfied with the open house and said he believes trustees will provide adequate direction and support next week. “The general feedback we received from residents and homeowners about the proposed capital improvement projects and the possibility of flood control assistance was very positive,” Callero said. “The funding has been approved and by May we will have a storm water relief program.” A village-wide 0.25 percent sales tax increase was approved in January and will be implemented by the Illinois Department of Revenue on July 1.The expected $2 million generated annually by the tax will be used for police and fire pension contributions until repayment of storm water bonds begin.

for the purpose of establishing eligibility to vote. Signing a polling place registry in order to take a ballot is considered a document that verifies identity and address, and an ineligible voter knowingly confirming an obsolete address violates both sections. Violating each section is punishable with a Class 3 felony, which involves two-to-five years of incarceration. A perjury conviction also prohibits public employment for five years after

being released from the Illinois Department of Corrections – elected offices with stipends also apply. Quinn’s residency situation also caused speculation regarding her son’s potential continued enrollment at Niles West High School. Jim Szczepaniak, spokesperson for District 219, declined to comment on individual student enrollment or residency conflicts, but said the Illinois School Code allows students who began an

academic year in good standing to complete the year before further registration becomes restricted. Complaints made to the Morton Grove Public Library claim the Quinn family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in December. Attempts to contact Quinn were unsuccessful.

Public opinion favors storm water plan




Senior Lifestyle

Building retirement confidence after recession By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

The Great Recession of 200809 blew up many a retirement plan, and now we have the data to prove it and finally understand just how damaging the boom and bust cycle has been. The Employment Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) Retirement Confidence Survey was published this month and the news is grim. How could it not be? For the last 15 years, far too many Americans jumped from one asset bubble (rising stocks in the late 1990s into early 2000) to another (real estate from 200006), hoping that the increasing value of the asset would do the work to fund retirement, instead of relying on boring old savings. I can recount dozens of conversations with former clients who said some variation of,“Why do I need to save so much if I keep earning 12 percent a year

Niles Senior Center Advanced registration is generally required for programs. March/April Naturally Active Registrations for members have begun.All programs require advanced registration. Individuals must be a registered member of the Niles Senior Center to receive the member price. Membership application forms are available at the Front Desk, Membership Service Desk or on-line. For more information about program eligibility, contact one of our program coordinators. The Annual Rummage Sale this Saturday, April 21 The Rummage Sale date is Saturday, April 21 from 9AM-1PM – so plan to drop in! There are over 48 vendors selling a wide variety of treasures. We will also be offering a $2 Hot Dog Lunch and will have a raffle -with 50% going to the winner and the other 50% split between the American Cancer Society and the Niles Food Pantry. For more information,

on my retirement funds?” or “I’ll just sell my house and use the equity for retirement.” It was a hard sell to convince these folks that saving was a more reliable way to reach their retirement goals. The problem was that the two asset bubbles made many people lazy. Americans went from a personal savings rate of about 8 percent in 1985, down to 1.5 percent in 2005, back to 4.6 percent today. The combination of a falling savings rate and two bubbles bursting has put many in a precarious state as they approach retirement. According to EBRI, Americans’ confidence in their ability to retire comfortably is at historically low levels. Just 14 percent are very confident they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. Part of the reason why confidence plunged is because the Great Recession decimated asset values so severely. Household net worth

still remains seven percent below where it was in July 2006, the peak of the nation’s housing bubble. But an equally significant impediment to a healthy retirement is the weak labor market. Forty-two percent of those surveyed said job uncertainty is the most pressing financial issue facing most Americans today. Without income from a job, retirement account values remain stagnant, and households are forced to spend savings, which have been depleted over the past five years. In fact, 60 percent of workers report that the total value of their household’s savings and investments, excluding the value of their primary home and any defined benefit plans, is less than $25,000. With such a low level of savings, 25 percent of workers have changed their expectations about when they might stop working. In 1991, 11 percent of workers said they expected to retire after age 65; and now in

2012 that number has grown to 37 percent. Most experts believe that the number of people who will continue to work throughout their 60s will increase dramatically. There is one major risk that arises with the “I’ll just keep working” retirement plan: What if you can’t keep working, either because your job doesn’t exist or because you physically aren’t able to? Half of the current retirees surveyed say they left the workforce unexpectedly due to health problems, disability or changes at their employer, such as downsizing or closure. These statistics point to an obvious solution: save more as quickly as you can. How much more? That depends on your specific circumstances. As I noted in a recent article (“What’s your retirement number?”), EBRI has a terrific calculator called the “Choose to Save Ballpark E$timate,” which should help the 56 percent of workers who have not tried to calculate how much

money they will need to have saved by the time they retire in order to live comfortably in retirement. There aren’t a lot of easy answers, but I have seen great progress when retirees and near-retirees focus on the parts of their financial lives over which they exert control - their expenses. For many, this may mean downsizing, while for others, it may mean reducing spending on everyday discretionary items or accelerating debt pay-down. It’s never too late to start building your retirement confidence.

contact Jaymi.

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE – Which Way to Stage Left?” Saturday, May 19, 1:00-2:30PM Tickets: $8 in advance or $12 at the door call 847 588-8420 for more information. This live play is presented by Still Acting Up a Skokie Park District-sponsored performance troupe of talented seniors over the age of 60. Light refreshments will be served after the show. Open to all ages!

more information, contact MaryAnn at the Center 847 5888420. To learn what’s biting at Busse Lake, Jim Templin invites you to drop by FISHTECH, 5802 Dempster at 2 PM on Thursday, April 26.

Wednesday, May 2, 11-12Noon $10M/$15NM Presented by Fran Strain of Dancemates. Come and have a great time while learning some new dances. This is geared for every level. Fun for all!

The Polish Initiative, Wednesday, May 30, 4:00PM Free with advanced registration This is a special Polish speaking event. Join a member of the Polish Initiative of Chicago who will discuss issues and concerns of the Polish community and problems that Polish immigrants are facing. Learn about educational opportunities, immigration reform, healthcare reform, voting options and more.

Cooking Lite, Wednesday, May 16 10:30-11:30AM $15M/$20NM Instructor: Kelly Donlea, author and owner of Organizing Dinners. Get a feel for “cooking lite” with some essential tips and advice that can make you meals tastier, easier, and healthier. This class will be held in the NSC

Taste of Geneva Trip, Tuesday, June 12, 8:30AM-5:00PM $71M/$76NM Join Maryann as we spend a day with About Tours in the picture-perfect village of Geneva IL, located in the Fox River Valley, west of Chicago - a village full of Victorian homes and buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, unique shops, and community spirit. Our day will include a tour highlighting the history and architecture of Geneva by a local expert with a stop at the Geneva History Museum. Stops along the way will include Graham’s Chocolate, one of Oprah’s favorites, where we can watch candy being made; the Spice House, with a presentation on the spices available; and a wine tasting at the Galena Cellars Winery. Lunch will be a real treat at the picturesque Villa Verona. And finally, no trip to Geneva would be complete without some time to browse at the Little Traveler, where many small boutiques are located within one historic house. Make your reservations early as there is limited space available. SPECIAL


Safety Tips for Skin Health, Thursday, April 26, 12:00noon – 1:30PM Free for members, $1 NM Advanced registration required. Join Dawn Rider, RN for a light snack of cheese, crackers, veggies and fruit followed by a presentation on Safety Tips for Healthy Skin. First Fishing Outing of the Season at Busse Woods, Friday, April 27 $15 Like to fish? Join us on one or all monthly outings planned this year. Newcomers are always welcome; we even have equipment that can be borrowed for the day.The first outing of the season is at Busse Woods. We will meet at the designated site at 8AM. Cost includes a continental breakfast, bait, and lunch. For

A Taste of Poland, Wednesday, May 30, 5:00-7:00PM $15M/$20NM Join us for an evening of fun and food! We will all enjoy “Polonia” – the Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of Chicago and have a delicious tasting of some of the finest authentic Polish food around. Advanced registration is required. Dobrej Zabawy!!! NEW! Belly Dance Workshop,

Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editor-atLarge for She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her podcast and blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@moneywatch. com. (c) 2012 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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CENTERS Continued from page 20 kitchen , allowing for close-up cooking instruation. Advanced registration is required. Yoga in Chairs, Instructor Andrea Lubershane, Thursdays, 10:45-11:45AM You provide the body, and we’ll provide a way to increase your flexibility, strength and balance. Yoga is all about flexibility, and we can be flexible whether we sit in a chair, hold on to a chair to do standing poses, or even if we use the chair to do supine poses May 3-31 (5 classes) $30M/$35NM June 7-28 (4 classes) $24M/$29NM July 5-26 (4 classes) $24/$29NM NEW Computer ClassesRegistration Now Open.- Do not wait too long to register. These classes fill quickly. For more information about any of the computer classes, contact Jaymi (847 588-8420). Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging) with Jane Washburne, Mondays and Wednesdays, April 30-May 9th 3:30-4:30PM $25M/$30NM Introduction to Ebay with Jane Washburne,Tues.&Thurs.May 1524 3:30-4:30PM $25M/$30NM Picasso/Photo Editor, Tuesday & Thursday, May 29 & 31st 3:304:30 $25M/$30NM NSC’s WEEKLY EMAIL CONTEST Make sure you’re on our email list! Every week, there will be a drawing for a $5.00 gift certificate toward any program, class, or trip.  All you need to do is make sure you’re on our email list.  You will receive info on our newest trips, fantastic programs

and variety of classes! Please call (847)588-8420 to get into the weekly drawing!

North Shore Senior Center 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 847470-5223 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by the Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, to become a member. Roger William: President of Pianists – Monday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. Autumn Leaves, Born Free, Somewhere My Love — experience these and more timeless favorites as we revel in the dazzling pianistic artistry of Roger Williams. On Monday, April 16 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Jim Kendros will guide us through each unforgettable hit,describing the wonderful orchestral colorings used by Mr. Williams in these stunning arrangements. A bonus- Jim will offer us a mini-concert featuring some of his own romantic favorites! Program supported in part by a donation from the Northwest See CENTERS, page 22




CENTERS Continued from page 21 Suburban Jewish Congregation.. Registration fee is $6 for Morton Grove Campus member and $8 for non-members. 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Planning Ahead; Advance Directives, Wednesday, April 18 from 1- 2 p.m. Empower yourself! Spring into action with Planning Ahead; Advance Directives April 18 from 1- 2 p.m. Learn how to make certain that in case of emergency your family knows your needs and wishes. This program is free but registration is required. No fee. 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Spring FlingProgram Preview, Wednesday, April 25, 12:30 p.m. Spring into all that’s new at North Shore Senior Center! Gentle Yoga, Zumba Gold, Day Trips, Classes, Clubs and Games! Get a free sneak preview of new classes such as Gentle Yoga and try our Zumba Gold with our new instructor! Enjoy music and light refreshments as you explore what is in season at the Morton Grove Campus! 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Sponsored by the Abbington of Glenview. Zumba Gold, Wednesdays May 9 – June 20, 1- 2 p.m. Zumba classes feature exotic

rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Zumba Gold takes the elements and exercises of Zumba and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of older adults and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun. This session of Zumba Gold runs each Wednesday, May 9 - June 20, 1- 2 p.m. and features Instructor Diane Garvey. Fees are $65 member; $79 non-member. 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Hairspray at Drury Lane Theatre, Thursday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hairspray is the story of pleasantly plump teen Tracy Turnblad, who does whatever it takes to fulfill her dream of appearing on the popular Corny Collins Show. Join us on May 10 from 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. to see if Tracy can vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win over heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her fabulous‘do? Fees are $89 member; $105 nonmember and includes theater ticket, lunch and transportation. . 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Create Your Own Butterfly Paradise! Thursday, May 10, 1 – 2p.m. Attract Illinois beautiful butterflies to your yard! Join Certified Naturalist and Master Gardener Marion Thill on May 10 1-2 p.m. to learn simple tips to attract butterflies using permanent plantings or container gardening. You will leave this session with a wealth of knowledge and a butterfly

friendly plant to build your butterfly habitat. Fees are $6 member; $8 non-member and include the class and a take home plant. . 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Rome:The Eternal City, Monday, May 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Take a quick trip to Rome with Joe Cunniff on May 14, 1- 2:30 p.m. The legendary city of Seven Hills, of Caesar, of St. Peter’s Church and the Coliseum. With fabulous shopping and the art of Michelangelo, with the Roman Forum and refreshing fountains, Rome has been called a giant outdoor museum. Rome is the city of cappuccino, of Fellini, of fashion, and of “La Dolce Vita.” Join us and see why travelers say, “In Rome, a lifetime is not enough.” Fees are $7 member; $9 non-member. 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove to register. Movie Memories, Tuesday, May 15, 1- 2:30 p.m. Why are certain movies worth watching over and over again? See for yourself Tuesday, May 15, 1- 2:30 p.m. in this clip-filled original video featuring some of movies’ best memories. From Chaplin to Connery, from Capra to Spielberg, they’re all here to see and enjoy once more. After viewing the video,take part in the “Movie Memories”Trivia Contest, and join in a conversation about your own fondest “Movie Memories”! Fees are $7 member; $9 non-member. 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, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, See CENTERS, page 23

Obituaries KUCHTA John Albert Kuchta, Age 56. Devoted son of Janet Mary (Nee Ivancek) and the late John Kuchta. Dearest Brother of Mary Ann Kuchta, dear nephew and cousin of many. Funeral  services were Tuesday April 10th at 9:15 a.m. from Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles, to Our Lady of Ransom Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Visitation was Monday April 9th from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Interment was at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Teacher and active area musician, graduate of Northwestern University. Funeral info. 847-966-7302 or

MIHELIC Dusan Mihelic, age 90; loving husband of  Rosemary nee Bilo; dearest father of Kristin, and Paul (Zabrina); cherished grandfather of Avery; fond great uncle of Ed Veldin, Frank Bilo Jr., Mike Bilo, and Ed Bilo.Visitation was Wednesday April 11th from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at   Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles IL.  Friends and family gathered on Thursday April 12th at 10:30 a.m. at Funeral Home until funeral service at 11:30 a.m. He was a long time Professor at city Colleges in Chicago.  In lieu of flowers memorials to Salvation Army, Morton Grove Library or Masses appreciated. Funeral Info. 847-966-7302


CALENDAR Continued from page 6 Sid Caesar sketches of all time. Presentation supported in part by the Northwest Suburban Jewish Congregation donation. Fees are $6 for members and $8 non-members. To register, call 847-470-5223. St Juliana School Presents

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Guys & Dolls Jr. 7 p.m. in the Ahearn Activity Center, 7400 W. Touhy, Chicago. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Parish Center for $8, or $10 at the door. Seating is general admission. Library book discussion. 10 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, in the Cooperman Board Room. Discussion will be on “Eaarth” by Bill McKibben. In this nonfiction pick, environmental

To register for the Morton Grove Campus programs, contact 847-470-5223

Park Ridge Senior Center

activist McKibben provides sobering details about global warming and climate change. Beating the winter blues. 11:30 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. About 25 percent of adults living in the northern part of the United States are thought to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Phillip Racette, MSW, discusses the symptoms of SAD, triggers, case histories, and treatment options.

monthly program brought to the Center by the Park Ridge Police Department. Topics are of current interest to seniors.  Breakfast is provided free courtesy of Jewel and Panera.  Let the center know of your plans to attend.

Phone Bill Clinic. 1:30-4 p.m. at the Niles Public Library. The Citizens Utility Board will review home telephone bills and recommend ways to cut costs. You may bring a cell phone bill but more specific advice will be given for a landline. CUB will review one bill per adult. Sign up at

APRIL 25 Literacy Book Discussion. 3-4:30 p.m. at the Niles Public

participate in one of the class demonstrations scheduled through the day as well as tour the building or speak to a staff member or volunteer. Already a member …. Bring a friend.

The date for the Barbara Rinella The Center Women’s Club will book review has been changed Clubs and Special Interest present historical actor, Terry to Tuesday, April 30 with doors Groups At 11am on Thursday, May Lynch portraying the Leader of opening at the usual time, 12 Morton Grove Campus offers 3, the Park Ridge Health Care the Band, John Phillip Sousa. As noon and lunch being served at many clubs and special interest Forum will host a monthly the “March King”, Terry related 12:30.  The lunch menu includes groups that meet weekly, presentation of Stroke & Stroke stories of musicians with a herb baked chicken, potato salad, such as bridge, Mah Jongg, Rehab. This is a collaborative Chicago connection.  Featured honey cole slaw, Greek pasta Bingo, Canasta, Humanities group of health and wellness will be Benny Goodman, Burl salad with feta, Jello dessert and Treasures, Needlework, Poker, professionals and community Ives, Billy Corgan and Phil Everly.  fresh rolls.  Cost is $17 members and more. New members are partners working to bring health Menu will consist of chicken, and $19 non-members.  Call always welcome. Most clubs education to the community.  potato salad and cherry pie.  the Center at 847-692-3597 for have a $8 MG member and Topics will address a variety of Charge is $15. availability. $10 non-member fee per term. health issues related to different Registration required for all clubs diseases, prescription drugs, May’s Just lunch will feature Starting promptly at 12 noon, and special interest groups. depression, Medicare scams, baked mostacciolli and fresh Thursday,April 26, the Opera Arts new Medicaid changes, health salad beginning at 12:30 on discussion group will present Health Screenings screenings, how to prepare for Wednesday, May 7 for only $6. Rudolf Friml’s “The Firefly” Morton Grove Family and your next doctor’s appointment, After lunch stay to play cards or with Jeannette MacDonald and Senior Services Department brain health, and ideas on how just visit with friends. Allan Jones in the starring rolls.  offers health screenings available to navigate through the health This version is set in the time at the American Legion Memorial care process.  Attendance is At 1:30 pm on Thursday, May of the Napoleonic Wars.  Nina Civic Center, 6140 Dempster free, and refreshments will be 17, Roberta Randall, historic Maria sings, dances and is a Street. Diabetes Screenings will served. interpreter, will portray American spy for Spain.  Refreshments now be held everyTuesday from 9 operatic soprano, Beverly Sills.  will be served following the -10am. Blood Pressure Screening A “Meditation Excursion” with Doors open at 1pm for snacks presentation. will be held every Tuesday Hemi-Sync will be presented and sweet treats. Charge is $10. and Friday from 9 -11am. Both from 7-10pm on Thursdays, The community is invited are free of charge. Cholesterol May 10-June 7 at a fee of $100. The May Monthly luncheon to come to the Center for a Screening will be held the first This is unlike any meditation begins at 12:30 on Monday, May special free performance of Wednesday of each month. Cost: class you’ve ever taken.  It will 21. The entertainment includes the Lincoln Middle School Jazz $10 for residents over age 65. strengthen your focus, deepen the Center chorus,The Choraliers Band at 3:30pm on Tuesday,April There is a $12 fee for residents your connection to your core, and the Uketones … giving 24.  The tradition of the band’s under 65 and for non-residents. and enhance our creativity and their annual spring concert for spring concert performance at Prime Care Resources will be intuition.  This is a participatory members and guests.Lunch menu the Center has continued for a providing the health screenings. workshop.  Each exercise is includes Italian beef, mostaccioli number of years and has always Appointments are necessary for followed by lively discussion with meat sauce, gourmet salad been greatly applauded.  RSVP cholesterol screening. Call 847- and the practical applications and chocolate cake.  Cost for all by calling the Center at 847-692to daily life.  The number of this is only $14. 470-5223 for an appointment. 3597. participants is limited in order Podiatry Screening and Nail to create an inviting place for Mark that calendar for Tuesday, If all the walls in your home you to experience a state of May 1 for the Park Ridge Senior are a safe shade of white or Care Dr. Jeffrey Garrard will provide awareness.  Facilitator is an Center Open House … from beige, the “No Place Like Home” basic foot care and nail clipping accredited Monroe Institute 9am-2pm.  Everyone is invited to class may be just what’s needed on the first Tuesday of each Hem-Sync Facilitator, has a explore the facilities, programs to try something new.  The class month between 10 am and noon.  Master’s in clinical professional and social opportunities.  During Cost:  Medicare will be billed.  psychology and is a Licensed the open house members of Non-Medicare clients will be Professional Counselor. the Center’s various classes and charged $35.00.  Appointments clubs will be on-hand to provide The next Park Ridge Police information on how to become are required.  Call 847-470-5223 for more information or to make Breakfast Club will be at 9am on a part of all the activities that Tuesday, April 17.  This is a free are available.  an appointment. Visitors can


Library. This book discussion is for new English language learners. Discussion will be on “Iron & Silk” by Mark Salzman. Sign up for the discussion at Read like a teen. 7 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. This bi-monthly book club is for people who want to read and discuss young adult books. Discussion will be on “Jellicoe Road” by Melina Marchetta.

runs from 7-8:30 pm Monday, April 30 at a cost of $23.00. You can make your home a place you hate to leave or can’t wait to come back to. You Can Paint Anything is a new class starting at 6:30pm and going to 8pm on Wednesdays, April 18 and ending June 6 at a cost of $55.  Learn to do creative decorating on a variety of materials from wood to canvas.  Paint, brushes and your first project will be provided.  Rae Penzin, well known local artist,  is the instructor. Experiment with the basic confectionery design in the new hands on class, Cake Decorating 101. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Class time is 7-9:30pm, Tuesdays, April 10-May 29.  Fee is $86. The Center’s annual Fashion Show is scheduled for 11:30am on Wednesday May 16 at Café LaCave in Des Plaines.  It’s time to check out the latest fashions from Chico’s in Park Ridge and will be modeled by Center members.  Guests are welcome.  Seating requests can be made by filling out a form at the front desk.  Tables of 10 will need a table “captain” responsible for filling out and submitting the form.   Cost for this special event is $40. Driver Safety, sponsored by AARP, is a course, that upon completion may entitle participants to a discount on automobile liability insurance.  Preregister by calling the Center.  The dates are April 24 and 26 or May 29-31.  The charge is $12 for AARP members or $14 for nonAARP members.



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