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MAY 8, 2014

Vol. 58 No. 31

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commUNitY BY aleX V. HerNaNdeZ STAFF REPORTER Florida-based Sterling Organization LLC has been named as a potential buyer of Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. Sterling’s a private equity real estate investment firm focusing on retail assets that have “an established track record of providing exceptional risk-adjusted returns to its partners,” according to the company’s website.

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Student caught trying to sell gun at school

Female from ‘outside the Morton Grove community’ informed the school of the possible sale By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Morton Grove police are investigating the potential sale of a gun at Park View School by one of its students. In a letter sent out to parents April 29, Morton Grove School District 70 Superintendent Phil Collins said a female from “outside the Morton Grove community” informed the school of the possible sale of phil collins a gun via email around morton groVe scHool 3:45 p.m. 70 “She had been District superintenDent provided that information from a Park View student,”he said.“We immediately started an investigation that included contacting the Morton Grove police department.” >> see caught | page 3




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Man pleads guilty to shooting air rifle at mosque Suspect lives across the street from the Muslim Education Center

while about 500 people were inside celebrating Ramadan the evening of A Morton Grove Aug. 3, 2012, according to man pleaded guilty to Morton Grove police. shooting at a mosque Morton Grove police in Morton Grove two arrived on the scene years ago with a “highafter worshipers said velocity air rifle.” they saw an object whiz photo courtesy mortoN GroVe pD David Conrad, 53, by and hit the building. of the 5700 block of David Conrad, 53, Conrad was charged Capulina Drive, lives of Morton Grove with reckless discharge across the street from of firearm and criminal the Muslim Education Center, damage to property after Kamran 8601 N. Menard Ave. Hussain, Vice President of the He was accused of firing pellets Muslim Community Center of at the mosque from an air rifle Chicago, told police the mosque had experienced problems with Conrad in the past. Since he was charged for By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

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David Conrad, 53, of the 5700 block of Capulina Drive, lives across the street from the Muslim Education Center, 8601 N. Menard Ave.

the shooting, Conrad has filed repeated “postponement of trial” requests that delayed his trail. On April 18, he was sentenced to 30 months of probation and ordered to pay $799 in fines by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Garrett Howard. Habeeb Quadri, principal at the mosque’s school and its community liaison, said he was happy with Judge Howard’s decision. He said mosque officials had asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to consider probation over jail time regarding Conrad’s charges. “We felt that a reduced sentence was appropriate,” he said. “He learned his lesson and that way he could move on with his life and his family.”

Niles police head to Springfield to honor fallen officer

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Members of the Niles police department headed to Springfield to honor an officer that died in the line of duty. Niles Police Officer Steven Zourkas was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Golf Road and Western Avenue in 2005. Pictured: Officer J. Griesenauer, Det. D. Helena and Sgt. T. Davis at the Illinois Police Memorial (left to right) at the May 1 ceremony.





Education firms, executives indicted in alleged $33 million fraud Indicted were BRILLIANCE ACADEMY, INC., which contracted with school districts to provide ‘supplemental educational services’ Courtesy US Attorney Northern District of Illinois The federal government and more than 200 public school districts in 19 states, including Illinois, were defrauded of more than $33 million by two Niles– based companies and two of their executives, who purported to provide government-funded tutoring services to low-income students, according to a federal indictment announced April 28. The father and son executives were also charged with paying bribes to three school officials in Texas and one state education official in New Mexico, who were also indicted for accepting bribes,in exchange for recruiting students and steering federal and state funds from school

districts. Indicted were BRILLIANCE ACADEMY, INC., which contracted with school districts to provide “supplemental educational services” (SES) under the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act by tutoring students on-site at schools; its whollyowned subsidiary, BABBAGE NET SCHOOL, INC., which contracted to tutor students through laptop computers provided to students; JOWHAR SOULTANALI, director of operations for Brilliance and Babbage; and his son, KABIR KASSAM, president of both companies, which Soultanali and Kassam now own. Soultanali, 58, of Morton Grove, and Kassam, 34, of


Village adds tax levies and approved 2015 budget Projected budget looks to feature a net total spending budget of $77.7 million sewer fee and a 15 percent hike in water rates. Residents, on Niles officials raised average, could end taxes and fees and up paying $110 more approved the village’s per year than they do fiscal 2015 budget now with the new tax and at the most recent levies. An increase to trustee meeting. electrical utility taxes The projected rosemary palicki also was passed, with niles trustee budget looks to the average resident feature a net total spending paying an additional $5 to $10 budget of $77.7 million and annually. total net revenues at $75 “I don’t think levying a tax on million. Moreover the general citizens is the way to go,” said fund spending is projected at Trustee Rosemary Palicki at the $45.6 million with general fund April 22 meeting. “There has to be the realization we don’t revenues of $44.1 million. Additionally, the 2015 budget have the money to do all these projects an unrestricted fund things. We can’t keep saying yes to everything.” balance of $23.8 million. The village also approved ahernandez@buglenewspapers. a 75 cent per 1,000 gallon com By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

All eight defendants – six individuals and two companies – will be arraigned on dates to be determined in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Wheeling, allegedly obtained between $8 million and $13.6 million for themselves and their families from the more than $33 million they fraudulently obtained from school districts around the country. Soultanali and Babbage were each charged with five counts of mail fraud and three counts of federal program bribery, while Kassam and Brilliance were each charged with five counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal

>> caught, from page 1 At press time, Collins said the police investigation found that while money was exchanged at the school that day, the gun was “never on school grounds.” Additionally, he said that it appeared as if the student who

program bribery in a 12-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last Thursday. The indictment also seeks forfeiture from Soultanali, Kassam, Brilliance, and Babbage of more than $33 million, including approximately $1.77 million that was seized from the companies’ bank accounts in 2010 or relinquished by Babbage in 2011, as well as Soultanali’s and Kassam’s residences, and three additional condominiums, five luxury automobiles, six whole life insurance policies, and various items of diamond jewelry purchased in 2009. Also indicted on one count each of federal program bribery were: ARTURO MARTINEZ, 52, of Rio Rancho, N.M., who was an educational administrator with the New Mexico Public Education Department; CEDRIC PETERSEN, 61, of San Antonio, who was the SES coordinator and assistant principal at Fox

was attempting to buy the gun had no intention of harming others. “The safety of our students is a paramount importance,” said Collins, in the letter. The student that tried to sell the gun now faces a hearing and then expulsion from the school

Tech High School in San Antonio; ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ, 54, of Corpus Christi, Tex., who was the SES coordinator at Miller High School in Corpus Christi; and BRIAN HARRIS, 33, of San Antonio, who was the SES coordinator at Sam Houston High School in San Antonio. All eight defendants – six individuals and two companies – will be arraigned on dates to be determined in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Between July 2008 and February 2012, Soultanali, Kassam, Brilliance and Babbage allegedly defrauded the United States and hundreds of public school districts nationwide by misrepresenting the nature and quality of the tutoring services the companies provided, instead providing substandard supplemental educational materials to students, falsely >> see fraud | page 22

for a maximum of two years. “Any time a student is suspended or recommended for expulsion, they have right to a hearing before school board,” said Collins. ahernandez@buglenewspapers. com





Local hair salon joins sustainability initiative Morton Grove salon, Upstairs Hair Affair, seeks greener solutions for recycling Courtesy Upstairs Hair Affair/ Green Circle Salons

As a member of Green Circle Salons, Upstairs Hair Affair: An Organic Salon is beginning a comprehensive recycling / reuse program that will help us to significantly reduce our environmental impact on the planet. The program helps us to redirect out of water streams and landfills everything once considered as garbage: hair (in 2010 Green Circle Salons sent more than 1,000 pounds of hair to the Gulf of Mexico to help clean the BP oil spill), foils, color tubes, paper, plastics, and liquid chemical waste (most salons today simply rinse all leftover liquid chemicals into the sink and down the drain). With today’s age of GREEN & ECO-RESPONSIBILTY, the new buzz-words in business are changing us for the better! We are very excited to take our industry in a new direction with exceptional standards of environmental accountability. The beauty industry poses many challenges to the environment, from sourcing of ingredients to disposal of packaging and products. Through our alignment with Green Circle Salons, we hope to ameliorate our ecological

footprint by implementing simple green changes that will make both our salon, and our industry, more sustainable. We are proud of this new partnership and knowing that Green Circle Salons is 100 percent traceable and fully accountable for how they handle the materials we give them.

Key Questions: Did you know that currently all aluminum foils and color tubes are not being recycled and are sent to landfill? Recycling aluminum uses roughly 5 percent of the energy required to create virgin aluminum from bauxite; 95 percent of all aluminum can be recycled over and over again, including the foils and color tubes that are used in salons across North America. From now, GCS Member Salons will take an environmentally responsible stand and ensure that all metals are properly recycled. This will help to reduce the need for more landfill space, reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources, and decrease the amount of toxins going into our landfill sites. Did you know hair when placed in garbage bags will mummify, continue to fill our landfill, and give off methane

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As a member of Green Circle Salons, Upstairs Hair Affair: An Organic Salon is beginning a comprehensive recycling / reuse program that will help us to significantly reduce our environmental impact on the planet. online resource: Visit www.greencirclesalons. com for more information

gas? GCS Member Salons will now be diverting all hair out of landfill and into other more sustainable projects. GCS, in connection with various partners, is looking at ways that hair can play an important role in a number of commercial applications. It’s exciting to know that hair can be used on our oceans to help in oil spill clean up and recovery projects. Did you know that all excess

chemicals including color, perm solutions and other treatments get rinsed down the sink into our water stream? This is the ugly truth of the industry. Our solution will be to send all excess color waste to a hazardous waste facility where they will be incinerated to produce clean energy.

About Upstairs Hair Affair Upstairs Hair Affair is a hair salon that uses only certified organic haircare products, including color, perm solutions, keratin smoothing systems, and daily use products too, which are

all chemical and toxin-free. We strive to be as Eco-friendly as possible. Our buildout utilized non-toxic materials wherever feasible. We use all-natural cleaning products and aim to utilize recycled paper products and implement a strict recycling program. We offer clients a safe, comfortable environment where they can relax with a glass of wine or craft beer after work while catching up on the latest news or with a friend while munching on healthy fruits and veggies. We are an Organic Concept salon, which means all of our products will be purchased from Organic Salon Systems, allowing us to guarantee every single color, perm, keratin smoother and shampoo and conditioner will be certified organic. Unlike traditional salons,clients’ hair remain beautiful and healthy because no harsh chemicals will ever touch it at Upstairs Hair Affair.

About Green Circle Salons Green Circle Salons is a company that provides a simple but powerful green strategy to help salons reduce their environmental footprint and get noticed by consumers looking for genuine green options. We offer a proven pathway for salons to achieve success in the short term and be sustainable into the future. We believe that small steps to transform each salon, with the help of customers and employees, over time, will make that green conversion possible and sustainable. We offer an eco‐systems approach that looks at recycling, energy, lighting, water, cleaning products and the re‐purposing of hair‐ all parts of the salon experience. To do this, we have our own branded services, but also work with best‐of‐class green product and service suppliers. We are also committed to giving back up to 5% of pre‐tax profits to work with local and international organizations to develop and support programs that make creative environmental impact and lessons for positive change.

Calendar MAY 8 The Chicago Lighthouse Presents: Adventure Club. 10 a.m.The Chicago Lighthouse North 222 Waukegan Rd., Glenview. For ages 2-6, The Chicago Lighthouse North invites you to join us as we discover and explore recreational activities for children with visual impairments in the northern suburbs. Additional fees may be required, dependent on event. Specific hours of each Adventure Group may vary due to availability of communitybased events. This is a 6-week program, beginning on May 8th, every Thursday until June 12th. Fee: $48

MAY 9 “An Evening With Roy Zimmerman.” 7 p.m.The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. The FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter is proud to present satirical singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman for an evening of music and laughs. Join in as Roy lends his progressive-leaning views to creationism, samesex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, ignorance, war and greed to the struggle for peace and social justice.Tickets: $25.

MAY 10 Morton Grove Farmers’ Market Mother’s Day PreSeason Spring Market. 8 a.m. Morton Grove Farmers’ Market, 6210 Dempster St., Morton Grove. Join us Mother’s Day weekend for our annual pre-season sale. Look for a vendor list in next week’s newsletter and blog http://

MAY 11 Cover Chicago in Pink with the Second Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure® on Mother’s Day. 6:30 a.m. Butter Field, Grant Park, Chicago. Chicago’s beautiful lakefront and city streets will be covered in thousands of pink breast cancer fighters and supporters for the Susan G.Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure® in Grant Park. The event will honor those who have battled breast cancer and further the mission of the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® -- to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Last year’s first Chicagoland Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day saw nearly 10,000 participants and raised over $1 million dollars. Registration for Mother’s Day Race for Cure is currently open participants can enjoy

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of the few 10k races offered in Chicago. Other race options include a 5k run, a 5k walk and a 1-mile fun walk. Festivities will kick-off at 7:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day with special performances, fun events for the entire family, and the traditional survivors’ parade. This year, Wade Miquelon, CFO and President International of Deerfield based Walgreen’s will hold the position of 2014 Race Chair. Now through Saturday, May 10th the cost will be as follows: $40 adult runners; $35 adult walkers; $30 for youth (17 and under) runners; $25 for youth walkers; $35 Sleep In for the Cure; free for volunteers. Race day registration will be $40.00 for all participants.For more information, to sign up or volunteer, visit:

MAY 12 Grocery Swap. 11 a.m. Whole Foods Market Northbrook 840 Willow Road.Bring in your favorite conventional brand sandwich, cookie, pasta sauce, popcorn, chocolate or peanut butter cereal, boxed macaroni and cheese, or canned soup and swap it for a 365 everyday value version for free. Learn about the difference that our quality standards make for the health of you and your family. One item per family. Pages Book Discussion: “A Brief History of Montmaray.” 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 5405 W Touhy Ave, Skokie. oin us at the Barnes & Noble at 5405 Touhy Ave. in Skokie for a book discussion of A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper. On her sixteenth birthday in 1936, Sophia begins a diary of life in a fictional island country of the coast of Spain, where she is among the last descendants of an impoverished royal family trying to hold their nation together on the eve of the Second World War. Meet up with MGPL at the Barnes & Noble at 5405 Touhy Ave. in Skokie every month 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 www.mgpl. org or call 847-929-5101.

MAY 13 Senior Coffee Hour: Local Author Roberta Wachowi. 10:30 a.m. Niles Public Library, Niles. Perhaps Tomorrow - A Journey of Love and Discovery: “The Gypsy’s words echoed in her mind. ‘You must find peace within yourself. The inevitable cannot be altered’.” Come hear Roberta Wachowicz’s description

of her Mother’s life and how she and her sister fulfilled their Mother’s dream by getting her book published. MAY 14 LitLounge Book Discussion: “The Free.” 7 p.m.The Curragh, 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Come to The Curragh to discuss The Free by Willy Vlautin. The lives of three characters--Leroy Kervin, a wounded Iraqi War veteran; Freddie McCall, a man trying to dig his way out of a financial crisis; and Pauline Hawkins, a nurse-intersect as they look for meaning in desperate times. Morton Grove Public Library and the Skokie Public Library come together for this social book group that meets at The Curragh, an the Irish pub, at 8266 Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. Can’t make it this month? We always have something interesting coming up, so check the book discussion page on or call 847-929-5101.

MAY 15 Niles Songwriters. 7 p.m. Niles Public Library, Niles. Local songwriters meet to discuss their craft and share their music. Acoustic instruments are welcome.

JUNE 19 Gone With The Wind (1939). Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect Ave, Park Ridge. Admission is $5 for everyone at or before 6 p.m. and for children under 12 and senior citizens 65 and older. After 6 p.m., general admission is seven dollars. Admission is $7 ($5 for seniors). All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.

ONGOING Live Jazz Jam at Chambers. Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Chambers Seafood Grill & Chop House, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. Come join us for dinner and live jazz. John Bany is one of Chicago’s best and most interesting bass players. His bass playing, in addition to his unique vocal style, has delighted audiences everywhere. He is a, veteran bass player, John has played at a number of festivals including: the original Big Horn (Ivanhoe, Illinois), the Chicago Jazz Festival (9 appearances), the Mid-American Jazz Festival (St. Louis, Missouri), Elkhart Jazz Festival (13 appearances) and the Atlanta World Music Fest. FISH Seeking Volunteers. Due to the economy, FISH is experiencing over a 40 percent

THE BUGLE MAY 8, 2014 5 rise in ridership. It is straining visas, and anything else related both the volunteer service level to federal benefits. For more and budget. Since 1971, FISH information, contact Ann Limjoco volunteers have been serving at 847-328-3409. Park Ridge and Maine Township Stroke Club. 3-4:30 p.m. the residents by providing free rides first Thursday of every month at to medical appointments. To Center for Advanced Care, Room continue to provide a high level 1220, 1700 Luther Lane, Park of service to all residents of Maine Ridge. This is a free program for Township, FISH needs volunteers. stroke victims and survivors (plus Can you spare four hours per a guest). Free parking is available month to drive neighbors to in the attached parking garage. medical appointments? To For more information contact volunteer, call Ed Oken, President, Meg Potterfield, 847-723-4765 or 847 696-0761. Dorene Wlodarski, 847-296-2470. Meet US Rep Schakowsky’s Representative. Every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon at the Park Ridge Library. A member of U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky’s Evanston office will be at the library every Wednesday morning to answer your questions about government, health care, retirement issues, immigration

TOPS Club. 8:30-10 a.m. every Tuesday at the Feldman Rec Center, 8800 W. Kathy Lane, Niles. Lose weight with TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Everyone is welcome. Call Dorene Wlodarski, 847-296-2470 or Lenore Lunquist, 847-729-2530 for more information.


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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Sasha S. Henderson, 25, of the 4900 block of Kamerling Ave, Chicago, was arrested April 24 in the 8400 block of Dempster for DUI.



Quinshea L. Tells, 19, of the 1900 block of Hartrey Av, Evanston, was arrested April 25 at Golf Mill Mall for retail theft.




Jordana J. Hobson, 19, of the 1900 block Emerson, Evanston, was arrested April 25 at Golf Mill Mall for retail theft.

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Thomas E. Dolan, 40, of the 1000 block of Windhaven Ct, Lake Forest, was arrested April 26 at the intersection of Dempster and Oriole for driving with no valid driver’s license.

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Jeffery Sarzynksi, 26, of the 5200 block of w. Pensacola, Chicago, was arrested April 25 in the 6900 block of Milwaukee for DUI.



Steve B. Lindsey, 28, of the 6500 block of N. Newgard, Chicago, was arrested April 26 in the 9200 block of Milwaukee for a warrant.


Jeshua Hurtado-Hernandez, 23, of the 2700 block of Virginia, Glenview, was arrested April 27 in the 8500 block of Golf for driving with no registration. Michael J. Malone, 32, of the 5900 block of W.Thorndale, Chicago, was arrested April 26 at the intersection of Milwaukee and Jarvis for DUI.



Minas M. Dankha, 37, of the 4300 block of W. Lake, Glenview, was arrested April 28 in the 8300 block of Milwaukee for DUI. Lyubov Pavelko, 59, of the 4500 block of W. Touhy, Lincolnwood, was arrested April 29 in the 5700 block of Touhy for retail theft.


Ibarra-Rosario, 29, 11 Antonio of the 7400 block of N. Damen, Chicago, was arrested April 29 at the intersection of

Oakton and Octavia for driving without a valid driver’s license.

Seminary for zero tolerance.

suspended driver’s license.

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Hulises Hernandez, 24, of the 2700 block of W. Haddon, Chicago, was arrested April 27 at the intersection of Touhy and Elmore for improper lane usage and DUI

Raquel Celestion, 31, of Niles was arrested April 29 at the intersection of Beckwith and Shermer for driving with a revoked license.

Wissam Zaia, 50, of the 5600 block of N. Elston, Chicago, was arrested April 21 in the 5600 block of N. Elston, Chicago, for theft.


Cricius, 43, of the 13 James 1400 block of Peterson, Park Ridge, was arrested April 18 at the intersection of Cumberland and Granville for DUI, driving without valid insurance, no lights and avoiding a traffic control device. A 17-year old from Chicago was arrested April 25 at the intersection of Arthur and Seminary for zero tolerance and possession of alcohol by a minor.


A 17-year old from Park Ridge was arrested April 25 at the intersection of Arthur and



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Esvin Chavez, 21, of Chicago was arrested April 28 in the 9300 block of Shermer for driving with revoked driver’s license.


Sylvia Burrows, 18, of Morton Grove was arrested April 28 at the intersection of Washington and Davis for possession of cannabis.

Jonathan Ramirez, 23, of Wheeling was arrested April 26 at the intersection of Dempster and Ferris for driving with a revoked driver’s license.

Juan Lugo Rocha, 22, of Chicago was arrested April 27 at the intersection of Fernald and Dempster for driving without a valid driver’s license.

Cristine Decuarin, 21, of Des Plaines was arrested April 26 at the intersection of Birch and Dempster for driving without a valid driver’s license.

Gbala, 19, of Oak 19 Tyler Park was arrested April 27 at the intersection of Dempster and Oriole for driving with a

McGregor, 43, of 24 Homer Bellwood was arrested April 29 at the intersection of Austin and Dempster for driving while





in possession of an unlawful registration. Benjamin Holmbeck, 28, of Northbrook was arrested May 1 in the 5800 block of Dempster for possession of a controlled substance.


Asim Arshad, 20, of Chicago was arrested April 26 at the intersection of Dempster and Athletic for possession of drug paraphernalia.


Jamie James, 45, of Chicago was arrested April 26 at the intersection of Ausin and Dempster for DUI.


Patrick Opalka, 21, of Niles was arrested April 26 in the 9400 block of Waukegan for DUI.


Pablo Medina, 50, of Chicago was arrested April 26 in the 6300 block of Oakton for retail theft.


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Question: Am I a hypocrite? Let me explain my belief and reasoning, and you can judge for yourself

is a gift from God.The Founders realized that if men were angels, we wouldn’t need government, and because men aren’t angels, we need the least government Some readers are questioning possible, since throughout all my stance against expanding recorded history government has been a tool of tyranny. gambling in Niles: But their expectation “You argue for was that the American individual liberty, people, if their government but then won’t let were to succeed, needed people do what to be Biblically moral, say they want. Which Ten Commandments level is it?” morality. Let me explain I am a Christian, a disciple my belief and perspectiVe or follower of Jesus Christ. reasoning, and another morgan Dubiel I believe that we all are you can judge for children of a loving Heavenly yourself. First, I do not accept the Father. Jesus Christ teaches to libertarian assertion that, “I “love our neighbor as ourselves,” don’t care what my neighbor and his expectations are high. does as long as it doesn’t He taught the woman at the harm me.” I don’t believe well to “go and sin no more.” He in zero government. That’s asked his followers to be one anarchy. Our Founders, though as He and His Father in Heaven imperfect themselves, designed are one. I don’t pretend to be our Constitution for a moral perfect, yet all who would be people. I believe that document Christians are challenged to

But their expectation was that the American people, if their government were to succeed, needed to be Biblically moral, say Ten Commandments level morality. live a godly life founded on the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As Christians, we quite literally take upon us His Holy Name. Being a Christian isn’t putting on and taking off an overcoat as the mood suits us. It is a 24/7 life. As a young, sometimes frustrated father and taking my faith seriously, I wrote on our >> see hypocrite | page 8


Kampert will shine in 2014 USA Games By Daniel Smrokowski @podmandan Guest Columnist for The Bugle

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Today, May 7, there are 37days remaining until more than 3,000 athletes compete at the 2014 USA Games for Special O l y m p i c s . special Voices Daniel Among them is smrokoWski Brent Kampert, 28, of Crystal Lake, who will compete in track and field on Team Illinois. The 2014 USA Games will take place the week of June 14 to 21 in Princeton, N.J., the same location of Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this year. This is the time when everyone in our country can witness what those of us diagnosed with intellectual disabilities are able to accomplish. Janet Froetscher, the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International, says that this is the world’s largest health organization for people with

photo courtesy of LiNDa smroKoWsKi

Brent Kampert, 28, of Crystal Lake, sits smiling with thumbs up in the driver’s seat of a Batman go-cart. I am jammed into the passenger seat at Enchanted Castle in Lombard.

disabilities. Since an early age, Brent was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, ADHD and epilepsy. “My disability is more minor than it used to be,” Brent said.“We didn’t even know if I could talk when I was little, and we didn’t know if I’d

be able to walk.” About 14 years ago, Brent used to have frequent seizures. Today, because of the support of his parents fighting for him, he does not have to take medications and >> see special Voices| page 8




>> interest, from page 1 The mall has been listed for sale since last year by its owners, the Cuneo family, via CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm. Niles Economic Development and Marketing Coordinator Ross Klicker attended a May 2013 conference in Las Vegas where the sale was announced. “It’s just real estate transaction at this point,” said Klicker, who confirmed Sterling as a possible buyer. Because of this, he said he saw no reason why the purchase would go before village officials for approval. Since its heyday in the mid1960s, the mall has seen its debt grow,a request for increased taxes to go toward mall renovations get voted down by village trustees, and its sales revenue stagnate during the recession. The listing for Golf Mill describes the property as having $52 million in debt from its first mortgage, with a 5.958 percent interest rate, which is due on Nov. 1, 2016. The listing further says that prospective buyers would acquire Golf Mill and assume that mortgage so a “repositioning plan” can be developed.Whatever the plan, it would have to be approved with the municipality of Niles, tenants of the shopping center and other stakeholders.

>> hypocrite, from page 7 home’s staircase the initials WWJD – What Would Jesus Do, right at eye level, so I’d see it every time I traveled the stairs. Those initials have, through the simple act of reminding, kept me from angry, hasty and foolish actions. They’ve helped me be a better husband, father, friend and member of the community. I don’t always do as well as I should, but I work at it and try to be consistent. Pornography is legal, but I wouldn’t encourage anyone to participate in it or view it. In parts of the world, prostitution is legal, but I wouldn’t assist someone looking to get into the business. This isn’t judging in the eternal sense, but it is recognizing that certain human behaviors, which bring earthly


Florida-based Sterling Organization LLC has been named as a potential buyer of Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles.

The listing says the debt would be paid off when the “repositioning plan” is ready to be put into action. In late 2011, the Cuneo family lobbied Niles officials to create a special business district that would increase the mall’s sales tax by 0.25 percent, equal to 25 cents on a $100 purchase. They argued that the revenue created by this increase in sales tax go toward $15 million worth of renovations that would help the mall stay competitive. Some of these renovations included a 30,000-square-foot junior department store, a three-tenant, 8,400-square-foot building and improvements to the mall’s sewer

pleasure, cause harm, not all of it public or obvious. Most times, the harm is to the soul. “Love the sinner, hate the sin,” is the motto of the true Christian. I’ve seen and known directly in my life all kinds of people suffering from afflictions of the soul, even if they were not aware of it. I believe in lifting a person up. I don’t see Jesus grabbing a six pack for a friend or encouraging a porn star to be their “best.” I don’t see him encouraging a person to roll the dice or raise their bet. We have just a short amount of time here on earth, some 70 or so years on average. Is that time best spent pursuing materialism or encouraging others to do so? Judge me, Dear Reader. You now know how I practice my belief.

and water main system, facade and sidewalks. In March 2012, village officials voted against this plan, as the village had just approved a village-wide quarter-cent sales tax increase. The renovations, combined with the $52 million in debt the mall carries, could lead to a potential buyer spending a minimum of $67 million to purchase Golf Mill. The asking price for the mall was not mentioned in CBRE’s listing. The listing says Golf Mill’s seven major anchor tenants are JC Penney, AMC Theaters, Kohl’s, Target, Value City, Ross

Dress for Less and Shop ‘n Save. It also has Golf Mill’s total retail space at 1,067,054 square feet, with 5,492 parking spaces and serving a population of nearly 338,000 people with an average household income of $89,481 within five miles of the mall. Currently Milwaukee Golf Management Corporation manages the shopping center, and the company’s listed agent is John F. Cuneo, Jr., son of the mall’s original developer. The Cuneo family has privately owned the shopping center for 50 years. Niles has no official downtown area, but considers Milwaukee Avenue its commercial center.

>> special voices, from page 7 has been seizure-free. In 1998, Brent’s dad learned about Northern Illinois Special Recreation (NISRA), which is the Special Olympics program through which Brent competes in track and basketball. “I was very much wanting to play basketball since I liked watching Michael Jordan when I was a kid,” Brent said. “He was amazing with his dunking ability and his ‘flying.’” From 2005 to 2009, Brent took some time off from Special Olympics track because he wanted to compete with his high school during his senior year. He rejoined the team in 2009. Similar to Brent, I also took some time off from competing in Special Olympics. In 2012, I took the year to fully focus on finishing my last year of college. Many people who are not diagnosed with intellectual disabilities may be able to compete in extra-

curricular activities and complete their school work. For those of us who take extra time to process information, we often have to put activities that we love, such as competing in Special Olympics, on hold. In October 2013, Brent learned that he had been selected to compete at the 2014 USA Games for Special Olympics. “Honestly, I was jumping up and down, and I was excited, and I’m like,‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I’m going to the games.’ I was so excited, I called my mom right away,” said Brent. Brent’s friend Taylor Reidal of Normal will be competing in track and field. “Honestly, it is a gift for me and my family,” Taylor said. “Even if I do not win, I will support all the other athletes and give them encouragement.” Breanna Bogucki, 16, of Cary will be joining Brent, myself and fellow Special Olympics athletes who have never had the

In the 1950s, the village annexed 88 acres of cornfields at Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue at the northwest corner of the village, and businessman John F. Cuneo, Sr. began construction of a commercial complex in 1959. Golf Mill Shopping Center was formally opened on Oct. 12, 1960. Cuneo is best known as the founder of the Cuneo Press and Hawthorn Melody Dairy. By 1984, many newer malls were being enclosed, so a $40 million project began that would result in a shopping area of over 1 million square feet. The completion ceremony was scheduled for Oct. 29, 1986, but flooding in the area forced a postponement of the celebration to Nov. 19 of that year. Richard Frolik, one of two executive vice presidents at CBRE handling Golf Mill’s possible sale, said he couldn’t comment on the potential buyer. The Bugle reached out to Michael J. Horne, Sterling’s Chicago regional director. “We don’t comment on speculation,” said Horne. Meanwhile Michael Williams, the mall’s senior general manager, referred questions to Lauren Burford, vice president of marketing at Sterling. At press time, she had not returned requests for comment. ahernandez@buglenewspapers. com

opportunity to attend the USA Games before. Breanna, who is a vocalist, will be performing a mini concert at the Olympic Town on Thursday and Friday, June 19 to 20. In addition to the coverage that the Fox networks will provide on national television, our readers might be interested in experiencing the Special Olympics USA Games from the perspective of the athletes. You’ll have the opportunity to follow our stories by way of audio podcasts, photos and video reports at specialchronicles. com/2014USAGames. Daniel Smrokowski is an Athlete and Global Messenger (public speaker) with Special Olympics Illinois on the Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation (SEASPAR) team. He is also the Founder and CEO of Special Chronicles Nonprofit New Media Company, a pioneering network that gives respect and voice to people with special needs. Come join us at:

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40-Across, nosh, literally 40 See 39-Across 42 Progressive Insurance spokeswoman 43 B.C. law group 45 Starr-struck one? 47 See 51-Across 48 __ music 50 Fire 51 With 47-Across, former “American Idol” winner, literally 53 Con artist 55 Years in Claudius’ reign 56 Certain cracker 59 Guides in the direction of 61 Jason of “Harry Potter” films 65 Fancy marble 66 See 67-Across 67 With 66-Across, 1975 Best Picture nominee, literally 68 People people: Abbr. 69 Celebrity chef Burrell 70 Initial stages


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Horoscopes It’s possible that someone is praying for the blessings, gifts and talents that you take for granted. In the week ahead, accept every opportunity to pay it forward and to help others.

Focus on mutual benefits. What’s good for you must be good for the other person, whether you’re setting up a date or a business deal. Compromise is the key to success this week.

Put the frowns away and let the world smile with you. A financial situation can take a turn for the better in the early part of the week. An agreement could bring you extra spending money.

Any job worth doing is worth doing well. Don’t be bashful about adopting a leadership position or adding your two cents this week. This is a good time to start a major project.

Fair play is king when you play ball. People will reflect your sincerity like a mirror this week, so be forthright about your feelings and intentions. Join forces to achieve romantic or career objectives.

Be grateful for what you have. Others may seem to be just going through the motions in the week ahead, or showing off their success, but at least they’re willing to share with you.

There’s no reason to screen your calls. Speak what’s on your mind and in your heart in the week to come. Your passion for the good things in life may have a chance for expression.

Knowledge is power. Read up on a new subject this week or let a mentor take you under his or her wing. The more you know, the easier it will be to handle your finances wisely.

Powerful needs can create a positive outcome. People may be attracted by your “do or die” attitude. Expect profitable dealings this week while you possess the Midas touch.

Shazam. A bit of magic could be at work when you place a few well-chosen words in the proper ear. People may be willing to unlock doors and invite you into their private circle this week

Use resourceful means to fatten your wallet. Take some time to read the newspaper or scan magazines. You may find valuable information this week that will fill your piggy bank.

Go for the gusto. Grab every chance to make a mark in the business world during the week ahead. Others perceive you as trustworthy, so you may be able to ask for a commitment.

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INSIDE: Maine East volleyball falls to CSL North leader, page 12; Notre Dame volleyball wins ninth straight game, page 13



Hawks off to a strong start this spring By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

The 2012 Maine South baseball team accumulated 28 victories and was, to say the least, bursting with talent throughout the roster. Center fielder Kyle Richardson and catcher Jimmy Frankos— both of whom now start for Notre Dame and the University of Iowa, respectively—headed a list of eight players off that squad who went on to play college ball. The Hawks that year made it as far as the sectional title game before being ousted by Oak Park-River Forest, which went on to win the Class 4A state championship. By contrast, coach Bill Milano’s 2013 Hawks didn’t quite possess the star power of the 2012 team. In fact, Maine South struggled through the first half of the season last spring with a 13-9 record. From there, however, the Hawks took off and got on a roll that extended deep into the postseason . They rattled off 11 straight victories and avenged their 2012 loss to OPRF in a sectional title rematch, dethroning the defending state champs, 6-1. Maine South then went on to the Rockford supersectional, where Libertyville ended the Hawks’ run. Senior center fielder Gehrig Parker—yes, he was named after New York Yankees’ legend, Lou Gehrig, and, like Gehrig, throws and bats left-handed— remembers the Hawks’ earlyseason struggles and how they turned things around. “We started off and we struggled during conference,” Parker said. “But late in the season and around playoff time

we just really came together as a team. We were kind of struggling in the beginning of the season with some team chemistry issues, but got those out of the way and everybody really wanted to win. Everyone stepped up.” “In 2012, I think we had more power arms,” Milano said. “Last year we had different kinds of arms, but what was neat about last year, we had Mike Virgilio, who was a top arm no doubt. The four guys behind him (were) Brian Jones, (Jesus) Saavedra, Zach Hinkamp, Jack Touhy. And we had Bobby Pennington.” To accommodate a Hawks’ starting staff that last year was loaded with seniors, Pennington became their ace closer, converting 8 of 8 save opportunities. A year later, Pennington finds himself the ace of the staff, and he’s been just as lights out so far. “We had that luxury (last year) of, ‘Hey guys, you only have to give us five or six (innings) and Bobby can come in and finish out.’ ” Milano said. “Now he’s the guy. We call him ‘The Horse.’ He’s a horse.” Pennington has a 6-0 record with 34 strikeouts in 33 innings and a stingy 0.64 ERA. When he’s not pitching, he plays first base and is hitting .326 with 16 RBIs.The senior said making the transition back to being a starter hasn’t been difficult. “(It was) just going back to that same mindset that I’ve got to go the whole game,” Pennington said. “Just keep going, working hard every day, practicing like you play.” In addition to Pennington, Parker has taken over a spot in the starting rotation and he’s been equally as effective >> see HAWKS | page 14

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Gehrig Parker has helped lead Maine South to a 15-3 start this season.




Demons bow to CSL North leader Glenbrook N. By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Glenbrook North boys volleyball coach Chris Cooper has a feeling Maine East will be circling May 14 on its calendar. That’s when the Demons, who succumbed to the Spartans last week, 25-22, 25-9, get another crack at the 11-time defending CSL North champions. “We’ll be at their place probably on their Senior Night so I imagine it’s going to be a pretty emotional night for them,” Cooper said. “At that point, depending on where we are, it could mean a win for the conference (title).” In order to win the CSL North

outright, or tie the Spartans, the Demons will likely have to win out the remainder of their conference schedule and hope another squad can upend GBN. “They’re clearly going to be favored in every match they have in conference,” said Maine East coach Jon Kulesza, “but I think we can learn (from this loss). I think we need to play the best, and that will just make us better.” What did the Demons learn after enduring their first conference defeat? Kulesza paused for a moment, and replied, “We learned defensively what we need to do better. That was the big difference (in the match). We also learned that we

need to serve more aggressively against them. That will help our defense if we can slow them down more.” Maine East gave the Spartans all they could handle in Game 1. They took a 6-5 lead on one of Lerin Mathew’s team-high six kills and didn’t relinquish the lead until late in the game, holding off the Spartans through six ties. (The game was tied 12 times.) GBN secured the lead for good at 20-19 and finished off the Demons by scoring the final three points. “Offensively we were able to get the ball to (setter) Leonard (David),” Kulesza said.“When we do, we have guys that can finish plays. We extended rallies where

we were getting some touches on blocks, making some digs and forcing them to earn points. Credit to our guys, it was a pretty exciting first game. A lot of good plays by both teams.” The Spartans made a noteworthy adjustment in Game 2: triple-blocking Mathew. It proved difficult for Mathew and other Maine East hitters to find any open space with GBN’s twin towers, Rob Chatterton (gamehigh 11 kills) and Zach Lillig (eight kills)—both of whom stand 6-6—up front. “He was having a lot of success in that first game,” Cooper said. “When he was going against three guys, it was tough for him and that happened to work a little

bit and got us some momentum. “We also flipped in the back row who my liberos were and I thought it made us better defensively in that second game. I don’t think we let them score a point off of their serve. We kept their runs to a minimum, which was big.” The Spartans had a string of three straight aces towards the end of Game 2—a game which they led 20-7 at one point. “In Game 2, we were all over the place,” Kulesza said. “They aced us several times and the ball wasn’t getting to our setter. Credit them with aggressive serves.They were in system, they >> see DEMONS | page 14

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Leonard David had 15 assists in Maine East’s loss to Glenbrook North.




Roundup: Notre Dame volleyball wins 9th in a row By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Notre Dame’s volleyball team’s winning streak reached nine straight after the Dons edged St. Patrick 26-24, 25-23 on April 29, and then topped St. Viator 2523, 25-18 two days later. Ryan Roycroft piled up 13 kills vs. St. Patrick while Steven Lendy notched 10 kills and eight digs. Erik Kerber and Nathan Krogstad each had six kills. Patrick Hennelly finished with 13 digs, and Will Wall and Jacob Lendy had 21 and 16 assists, respectively. Steve Lendy netted 11 kills against St. Viator and Roycroft finished with eight. Krogstad and Hennelly had seven digs each. Walsh ended up with 14 assists, and Jacob Lendy 13. •Niles West scored a 25-16, 25-22 CSL South win against Evanston on April 28, with Sebastian Ahn and Eli Gelfand netting six and five kills, respectively. Andrew Mihulet contributed seven digs and Jordan Moy finished with 16 assists. The Wolves also beat New Trier, 26-24, 25-22 on April 30. Eli Gelfand recorded nine kills, Sebastian Ahn added eight and Zach Gelfand six. Moy collected 26 assists and Mihulet nine digs. •Maine South got five kills from Evan Walsh, along with 15 assists and six digs from Tim Mizdrak, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks lost to New Trier, 2521, 25-21, in CSL South play on April 28.

BASEBALL Notre Dame was on the losing end of two matchups to begin last week, falling in both games

to Carmel, 10-6 on April 28 and 12-3 on April 30. Vince Surdo and Brandon Maize each had two hits with doubles and two RBIs in the April 28 loss. Tommy Norton and Matt Segovia each drove in a run. On April 30, Norton and Michael Ferri (double, RBI) had two hits apiece; A.J. Boehmer and Joe Rimac also had a RBI. The Dons rebounded by blanking Marist 8-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday behind a shutout effort from Joe Rimac, Sam Ferri and Boehmer, who combined for 10 strikeouts and limited Marist to four hits. Norton knocked in three runs with a double and single, and Maize doubled in a run. Surdo singled twice and Boehmer had two RBIs. Rimac also had two hits. Notre Dame dropped Game 2, 8-7, after giving up all eight runs in the first two innings. Rimac had two RBI, Surdo (RBI) had the Dons’ only extra-base hit, a double, Boehmer singled twice, while Michael Ferri, Sam Ferri and Segovia each drove in a run. •Niles West’s Cody Pazik pitched a complete game, striking out six as the Wolves knocked off Evanston, 5-2, on April 29. Pazik, Kevin Lochner and Matthew Delavega (RBI) all hit doubles, Tyler Stegich went 3-for-3, and Tommy Toledo had two RBI. Jeremy Pignato also drove in a run. The Wolves faced the Wildkits again on May 1, and jumped on Evanston early, leading 6-1 after two innings en route to a 9-3 triumph. Pazik led a 12hit attack by clubbing a homer, singling and driving in three runs. Delavega drove in three runs with a double and went

4-for-4. Stegich and Lochner (RBI) each doubled twice, and Michael Gunartt had an RBI. •Maine East fell victim to CSL crossover opponent Evanston, 9-5, on April 30. Will Heins and Lukas Parker (RBI) each doubled, while David Schnobrich drove in two runs. Jack Devitt also contributed two hits. On Saturday, the Demons were shut out 13-0 by Highland Park.

SOFTBALL Niles West’s losing streak reach four games after Glenbrook South pinned a 6-1 league defeat on the Wolves April 30, and New Trier pounded the Wolves, 17-2 on May 2. Taylor Genis and Alyssa Falcone (RBI) both went 2-for-3 against GBS,

and Atorena Michael had an RBI vs. New Trier. •Maine South was handed an 8-0 CSL South loss by New Trier on April 30.The Hawks recorded only two hits, one being a double by Emily Suwanski. However, the Hawks pummeled Evanston, 16-0, in a five-inning game May 1 as Jenna Christie fanned seven to pick up the win on the mound. Maine South accumulated 17 hits on the afternoon, with Emile McGuire socking a threerun homer. Nina Anderson had two hits and drove in four runs, Emily Wolf was 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, Courtney Richardson (RBI) doubled twice, Sabrina Argaez knocked in two runs with a double, and Liz

Skoronski doubled in two runs. Christie and Megan Donnelly each had an RBI. Maine South closed out the week with a doubleheader victory on Saturday over Leyden, 9-4 and 8-2. Christie was the winner in Game 1, and Anderson went in Game 2, recording seven strikeouts. Suwanski (double, RBI), Wolf (triple, RBI) and Richardson (two RBIs) each enjoyed a three-hit day, and Anderson (RBI) had two hits. Erin Faltin added a double and two RBIs, while McGuire (double) and Argaez each drove in a run. In the second game, Richardson belted two homers >> see ROUNDUP | page 15



>> HAWKS, FROM PAGE 11 shutting down opposing batters. He owns a 0.61 ERA and has surrendered just three walks in 20 innings. Milano also likes the effort of junior starter Hank Schau, who’s 2-0 yet has several no-decisions, and senior Frank Muck, who’s been doing the job in long relief situations. “Gehrig has stepped up awesomely; Bobby has been great,” Milano said. “Hank Schau has been great. He has a real solid ERA. Frank has done a nice job. It’s been working out well.” “I love having the ball in my hand,” Parker said. “Last year I barely got in any innings because we had a really great pitching staff. This year I have a lot of

>> DEMONS, FROM PAGE 12 got the ball to their setter almost every time, they go to their two big kids and we had absolutely no answer.” Both Mathew and Matt Ziejewski finished with five digs, and David had 15 assists. “We came up against an excellent team; they’re


confidence and I get to control the pace of the game.” Helping to control the tempo of the game behind the plate is Parker’s younger brother, Zach, a junior who is co-captain along with Gehrig and twoyear starting shortstop Caleb deMarigny. deMarigny also has been the starting point guard on head coach Tony Lavorato’s basketball team, which has advanced to the sectionals each of the past two seasons. Zach Parker is hitting .333 and has 20 RBI. “I’m really proud of him,” Gehrig said. “He worked really hard this off-season. He’s caught me since I’ve been a little kid. He knows what pitches work for me and what pitches to call.”

Working through a slow start this season hasn’t been an issue for the Hawks. They were 15-3 overall going into this week. Both Pennington and Gehrig Parker are confident this year’s club can duplicate its postseason success. “I think we have a great chance to do exactly what we did last year, if not go farther,” Pennington said. “The team is really looking good.” “Right now we’re ahead of where we were last year,” Gehrig said.“We haven’t played our best conference opponents so far, so we’re going to be really tested in these next three weeks. I think the possibilities of our success are limitless and we control our own destiny.” Milano is taking things more

day-by-day. “It’s way off in the future, but the important thing is we have to get better,” he said. “Those are lofty goals and great things to look forward to, but I think you’ve got to take care of here and now. We want to improve every day, be it your hitting, your drill work, defense, pitching, it’s about getting better.” Maine South split two CSL South contests with Waukegan last week, blanking the Bulldogs 11-0 in a five-inning game April 30 while dropping a tough 1-0 decision May 2. Pennington pitched the shutout victory, giving up only two hits. He also went 3-for3, driving in three runs and doubling. Gehrig Parker crushed

a solo home run and Zach Parker had two doubles, a single and three RBI. In the Hawks’ 1-0 loss, Gehrig Parker pitched a complete game. Maine South had runners at second and third late in the game with two outs, but couldn’t capitalize. Maine South (15-3, 7-1) finished the week defeating CSL crossover foe Niles North 9-3 on Saturday. Schau was the winning pitcher, tossing a complete game, fanning four and giving up one earned run. Gehrig Parker ripped a two-run homer along with a double and single, plating three runs. Steve Sakowicz added two hits and two RBI.

conference champs the last 11 years for a reason,” Kulesza said. “They own this conference and it’s up to us to catch up to them, and then ultimately overtake them, but it’s going to be tough. “We’re 12-3 (now 12-4 after losing Deerfield April 30) for a reason. We’ve done some good things, and we didn’t see that in

Game 2. When we get the ball to the right hitters, good things tend to happen.” Cooper said he likes what the Demons and Kulesza are doing. Despite the loss, the Demons have already surpassed their entire victory total from last season (11). “I think he coaches the right way,” Cooper said. “I think

they’re going to consistently be a challenger for the conference. We’re lucky that we get good talent here and I have excellent coaches at the lower levels so it makes me look good. We never go into the Maine East matches thinking that it’s going to be an easy match. “I knew they were going to be a good team; I’ve coached against

John for a lot of years and I really like the way he coaches. I knew he would have his guys ready to play.” Maine East did win a threegame match over Wheeling on April 28, 25-17, 23-25, 25-11. Joe Swoboda’s 10 kills topped the Demons, Jan Suarez had 14 digs and David tallied 31 assists.


BASEBALL Average Zack Thomas, Joliet West .512 Cody Grosse, Joliet West .500 Chris Whelan, Benet .469 Anthony Rendina, Benet .444 Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East .439 Nick Dalesandro, JCA .433 Christian Smith, Joliet Central .423 A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame .422 Mitch Boe, JCA .415 Johnathan Kruppe, Benet .415 Julian Huff, Bolingbrook .409 Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central .396 Aaron Markley, JCA .393 Dylan Kuffell, Maine East .390 Thomas Norton, Notre Dame .379 Jason Blohm, Benet .378 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West .375 Mike McGee, Plainfield East .368 Nick Novak, Plainfield East .360 Rylan Bannon, JCA .355 Demarco Mong, Bolingbrook .353 Hits Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East 29 Nick Dalesandro, JCA 29 Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook 28 Mitch Boe, JCA 27 Scott Foltz, Bolingbrook 24 Aaron Markley, JCA 24 Chris Whelan, Benet 23 Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook 22 Cody Grosse, Joliet West 22 Thomas Norton, Notre Dame 22 Rylan Bannon, JCA 22 Mike McGee, Plainfield East 21 Zack Thomas, Joliet West 21 Anthony Rendina, Benet 20 Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central 19 A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame 19 Tuf Borland, Bolingbrook 19 Christian Armstrong, Plainfield Central 19 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West 18 Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central 18 Tyler Hair, Lockport 18 Jeremy Quade, Lockport 17 Chandler Piekarski, Bolingbrook 17 Michael Ferri, Notre Dame 17 Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East 17 Keegan Tyrell, JCA 17 Johnathan Kruppe, Benet 17 Runs Rylan Bannon, JCA 29 Cody Grosse, Joliet West 22 Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook 20 Mitch Boe, JCA 19 Jeremy Quade, Lockport 18 Anthony Bryan, Plainfield East 18 Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook 17 Chris Whelan, Benet 16 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West 15 Zack Thomas, Joliet West 15 Anthony Rendina, Benet 15 Michael Ferri, Notre Dame 15 Aaron Markley, JCA 15 Danny Brandon, Plainfield Central 15 Mike McGee, Plainfield East 14 Thomas Norton, Notre Dame 14 Tommy Simon, Notre Dame 14 Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East 14 Justin Pikowski, Bolingbrook 14 Nick Dalesandro, JCA 13 Russ Hoh, Lockport 13 Ryan Dalton, Lockport 13 Joe Boyle, Benet 13 Tremaine Rhines, Bolingbrook 13 RBI Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central 20 Johnathan Kruppe, Benet 20 Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East 19

>> roundup, from page 13 and had four RBIs, and Skoronski (double) and Suwanski each finished with two hits and an RBI. Donnelly registered a 3-for-

Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Aaron Markley, JCA Nick Dalesandro, JCA Tyler Hair, Lockport Joe Boyle, Benet Chandler Piekarski, Bolingbrook Mitch Boe, JCA Mike McGee, Plainfield East Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Zack Thomas, Joliet West Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Doubles Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Chris Whelan, Benet Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Scott Foltz, Bolingbrook Zach Goetschel, Joliet Central Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Michael Ferri, Notre Dame Andrew Morales, Joliet Central Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Sam Ferri, Notre Dame Mitch Coughlin, Plainfield East Aaron Markley, JCA Rylan Bannon, JCA HR Joe Boyle, Benet Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Johnathan Kruppe, Benet ERA Nick Marconi, Joliet West Drake Fellows, JCA Noah Masa, Lockport Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Russ Hoh, Lockport Steven Waldrop, Bolingbrook Adnan Sator, Notre Dame Matt Emerick, Benet Matt Strzechowski, Bolingbrook Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Brandon Kaminski, JCA Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Dalesandro, JCA Cole Kotopka, Plainfield East Strikeouts Noah Masa, Lockport Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Dalesandro, JCA Steven Waldrop, Bolingbrook Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Kyle Polaski, JCA Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Drake Fellows, JCA Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Wins Nick Dalesandro, JCA Mike Formella, Lockport Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Drake Fellows, JCA Kyle Polaski, JCA Ross Hoh, Lockport Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook SOFTBALL Average Marissa Panko, Benet Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Dale Ryndak, Downers North Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Emily York, Benet Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Summer Stitt, Lisle Joy Treasure, Joliet West Skye Osborne, Romeoville

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3 game. Driving in a run apiece were Faltin and Foley, who also doubled.

GirlS SoCCer Niles West has been decimated

Jessica Andree, Downers South Angelina Medo, Plainfield South Steph Abello, Benet Kristin Bialek, Downers South Julianne Rurka, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Rowan McGuire, Benet Sarah Demasi, Lockport Tatiyana Rodriguez, Niles West Marissa Burns, Minooka Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Alyssa Hajduk, Minooka Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Nicole Bowman, Downers South Kelly Pattison, Lockport Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Alyssa Falcone, Niles West Zoe Varsbergs, Downers North Haley Arndt, Lockport Bella Daly, Lisle Hits Marissa Panko, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Emily York, Benet Joy Treasure, Joliet West Julianne Rurka, Benet Rowan McGuire, Benet Kristin Bialek, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Steph Abello, Benet Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Kelly Pattison, Lockport Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Sarah Demasi, Lockport Julie Liceaga, Joliet West Summer Stitt, Lisle Kristin Lea, Downers South Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Emily Suwanski, Maine South Haley Arndt, Lockport Skye Osborne, Romeoville Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Melissa Orton, Downers South Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Courtney Richardson, Maine South Karina Vargas, Joliet West Runs Steph Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Emily York, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Kristin Bialek, Downers South Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Joy Treasure, Joliet West Courtney Richardson, Maine South Summer Stitt, Lisle Dale Ryndak, Downers North Kelly Pattison, Lockport Shannon Mills, Benet Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Ali Woitovich, Downers North Erica Krause, Lisle Kristen Ames, Joliet West Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Erin Johnson, Lisle Emily Suwanski, Maine South Skye Osborne, Romeoville Kristin Lea, Downers South RBI Steph Abello, Benet


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by injuries so far—including the season-ending loss of leading scorer Vicki Tirovolas to a torn ACL—yet the Wolves recorded victory No. 10 on April 29, 2-0, over Taft.

Julianne Rurka, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Emily York, Benet Rowan McGuire, Benet Ali Woitovich, Downers North Melissa Orton, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Dale Ryndak, Downers North Summer Stitt, Lisle Nina Anderson, Maine South Joy Treasure, Joliet West Nicole Bowman, Downers South Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Alison Mangino, Plainfield Central Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Megan Stoppelman, Benet Jessica Brown, Benet Erica Krause, Lisle DeShonte Smith, Joliet West Doubles Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Courtney Richardson, Maine South Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Joy Treasure, Joliet West Rowan McGuire, Benet Skye Osborne, Romeoville Jessica Andree, Downers South Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Emily Suwanski, Maine South Julia Liceaga, Joliet West Allison Mangino, Plainfield Central Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Dale Ryndak, Downers North Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Marissa Panko, Benet Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Ali Woitovich, Downers North Summer Stitt, Lilse Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Julianne Rurka, Benet Maddie Mulder, Joliet West HR Stephanie Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Emily York, Benet Jessica Andree, Downers South Marissa Panko, Benet Melissa Orton, Downers South Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Ali Woitovich, Downers North Joy Treasure, Joliet West Rosa Gonzalez, Joliet Central Rowan McGuire, Benet Emilie McGuire, Maine South ERA Dale Ryndak, Downers North Payton Buresch, Downers South Justine Cielenski, Lockport Molly Moran, Benet Alexa Zito, Minooka Kalyn Putman, Lockport Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South Alexa Anderson, Plainfield South Kylie Robb, Joliet West Abby Kruzel, Plainfield North Strikeouts Dale Ryndak, Downers North Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South Payton Buresch, Downers South Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central

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Gillian DeLeon and Lily Griffin, both sophomores, had goals for the Wolves. Tirovolas set a new all-time goal-scoring record prior to her injury, but the school record for

Jenna Christie, Maine South Molly Moran, Benet Skye Osborne, Romeoville Summer Stitt, Lisle Kylie Robb, Joliet West Wins Dale Ryndak, Downers North Payton Buresch, Downers South Joy Treasure, Joliet West Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South Molly Moran, Benet Kylie Robb, Joliet West Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central Jenna Christie, Maine South Emily York, Benet Kalyn Putman, Lockport Summer Stitt, Lisle SOCCER Goals Heather Handwork, Plainfield North Gianna Marconi, Downers North Vicki Tirovolas, Niles West Amy Tromp, Lisle Sara Stevens, Plainfield North Kelsey Kretman, Lisle Nichole Lopatin, Niles West Loretta Elder, Benet Calli Tomko, Lisle Tate Barney, Plainfield North Michelle Morefield, Benet Mary Rounce, Downers North Brooke Polonus, Plainfield North Assists Michelle Morefield, Benet Shayna Dheel, Plainfield North Gianna Marconi, Downers North Heather Handwork, Plainfield North Sam Elster, Plainfield North Jacquie Kaufman, Benet Kelsey Kretman, Lisle Nichole Lopatin, Niles West Mary Rounce, Downers North VOLLEYBALL Aces Andrew Milhulet, Niles West Will Tischler, Downers South Shane Yeo, Plainfield North Luke Van Eck, Joliet West Jordan Pawlicki, Downers South Mike Schmitt, Downers South Tony Allen, JCA Brian Lyman, Joliet West Eli Gelfand, Niles West Jordan Moy, Niles West Assists Aron Goeken, JCA Jordan Pawlicki, Downers South Jordan Moy, Niles West Noah Slowik, Joliet West Shane Yeo, Plainfield North Keith Carlton, Plainfield South Adam Burt, Plainfield South Evan Banasiak, Romeoville Blocks Luke Van Eck, Joliet West Cody Viertel, Plainfield South Brett Tacchia, Joliet West Shawn Goff, Plainfield South Brian Lyman, Joliet West Andrew Smith, Plainfield South Denis Ovoshchnikov, Niles West Matt Wilczek, Plainfield South Peter Kundzicz, Niles West Eli Gelfand, Niles West Kills Blake Reardon, JCA Eli Gelfand, Niles West Will Tischler, Downers South Mike Schmitt, Downers South Sebastian Ahn, Niles West


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most goals in one game belongs to sophomore Nicole Lopatin, who put in all five of her team’s goals during a 5-3 victory over Willowbrook April 26.




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The right tools make getting organized easier Getting organized can be just as quick and painless if you have the right tools for the job

A friend mentioned that she ready to do what they do best was feeling inspired to wash the - haul away the things that are windows of her home no longer useful to because she had you. Depending on the recently purchased a receiving agency, they squeegee and bucket may also be used for and discovered that items to be donated to having the right charity, or to be given tools provided her to friends or family with motivation to members. do the job. Cleaning In addition, those supplies come to order tools made the sue becker window cleaning Depending on how quick, painless and provided cluttered the space is that great results. Getting organized you’re organizing, you may can be just as quick and painless expose areas that haven’t if you have the right tools for seen a vacuum or duster in the job. Here are some tools quite a while. Having cleaning that can help you do just that. supplies at the ready will lend itself to having a clean space Garbage bags that compliments its newly It’s inevitable that somewhere organized state. along the way you’re going Boxes for sorting to find some things to let go of, so have the garbage bags Rather than wandering away

from your organizing project every time you discover something that belongs in another room, have a box where you can deposit items that belong elsewhere. If it makes life easier for you, use sticky notes to label where each item belongs. At the end of your organizing session for the day, go ahead and put all those items in their appropriate place, even if that space isn’t yet organized.

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Sorting papers into file folders rather than piles will make it easier to categorize them. By arranging the folders vertically, you’ll see multiple categories at once and minimize the possibility of duplication. The folders will also make it easy for you to see which papers you’ve addressed and which still need to be reviewed.

As you’re working away, energize yourself with something to drink (I prefer water) and maybe a snack (I prefer an apple or walnuts). Don’t tempt fate by traipsing off to the kitchen to grab a bite to eat - there are far too many temptations that will make it hard to get back to your organizing project.

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As you’re organizing, you may find yourself thinking about other things (although I can’t imagine what’s more interesting to think about than organizing!), such as the phone calls you need make or what to have for dinner. Rather than distracting yourself by running off to act on these random thoughts, have a place to jot them down so you can clear your mind and get back to the task at hand.

A non-judgmental friend or a professional organizer can also be a great resource to help you painlessly, quickly and efficiently get the job done. Sue Becker is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization who helps individuals and businesses discover the simplicity, harmony, and freedom of being organized and productive. She also speaks to companies and organizations about how to get organized and make the most of their time. Sue can be reached at www. or 630-724-1111.





Senior Style

Niles Senior Center For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, please check the Naturally Active Program Guides or call the Niles Senior Center at 588-8420. Information about the Niles Senior Center can be found on the Village of Niles Website at www.vniles. com. Click on “Departments” (upper left), and then Click on “Senior” You can now see what’s new at the Senior Center. Advanced registration is required for programs. For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, call the Niles Senior Center at 847-588-8420 Individuals must be a registered member of the Niles Senior Center to receive the member price. Non members are invited to participate in programs at the non-member price. For more information about membership and programs, contact the Senior Center. Issues in the News • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays This dynamic, refreshing class is led by long time leader of this program, Arlene Golub. This group is filled with folks from all walks of life, retired or not, who want to keep abreast of a broad spectrum of what is occurring locally and worldwide. Issues for discussion are brought up by class participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Please call the NSC at 847-588-8420 for more information. Got the dot? It may save your life Assist first responders with the information they need. Become 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). Social Bridge players needed! Every Tuesday, 12:30pm, contact Jaymi at the Niles Senior Center for more information. Pre-Introduction to Computers Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 6-15, 9:00am-10:30am. $20M/$25NM Yoga in Chairs Yoga is all about flexibility… and we are flexible about whether you sit, hold on or stand. Thursdays, May 1-29, 10:45am-11:45am. $30M/$35NM Hooked on Fishing All outings meet at 8:00am at the designated location. Cost includes: morning snacks, juice, bait and lunch. Register for the outings at the Niles Senior Center. Maps available at the Front Desk. $15M/$20NM. Fish Lake Beach – Friday, May 23 Spring BBQ – Hosted by the Niles Senior Men’s Club It’s finally Spring!! Time for a rockin’ good time with the music of “the Rockin’ Fenderskirts” and delicious food. We will begin with hamburgers, hot dogs, German potato salad, cole slaw, and dessert. Stay for the music and the raffles! Kick off the warm weather with a fun time! There is reserved seating. Strict deadline for reserved seating is Friday, May 30. Friday, June 6, 11:30am-2:00pm, $15M/$20NM St. Charles Lunch & Cruise Join us as we head to the beautiful St. Charles area. We will dine overlooking the river at the Riverside restaurant. Lunch will include a choice of Caesar chicken and pasta or grilled salmon with linguini. After lunch we will cruise the river on the St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat. Thursday, June 12, 10:30am5:00pm, $54M/$59NM

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 Non-Resident Couple: $70 Resident, $99 Non-Resident Over 90 Single: $23 Resident, $32.50 Non-Resident Over 90 Couple: $35 Resident, $49.50 NonResident 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 847-692-3597. 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 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 >> see seniors | page 21

Senior Style >> seniors, from page 20 fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Just Lunch May 9, 12:30 p.m. Ages 55 & Up. $7 members , $9 nonmembers. Looking for good company and a delicious meal? Look no further! Join us monthly for a warm meal prepared by All on the Road Catering at the Senior Center . Stay afterwards for good company and a game or two of cards . SC Choraliers, Uketones & Tappers May 19 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 55 & Up. $15 members, $17 non-members. Join our very own Senior Center Choraliers, Tappers and Uketones during their annual spring performance . Lunch is catered by Inglenook. Senior Center Open House & Tea May 29 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 55 & Up. FREE. This complimentary event is a show and tell of the activities and programs that the Park Ridge Park District Senior Center offers . Stop in to meet instructors and program participants to get first- hand testimonies of the activities offered . Tea begins at 11:00am .

The Center for Concern 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 with dignity and independence. Call Jim at 847-823-0453. Very flexible hours and other volunteer opportunities are available. 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 847-8230453 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. Calendar Please call 847-823-0453 to schedule an appointment for any service listed below. • Tuesdays, Thursdays in May Inquiries related to volunteer opportunities • Mon. May 5, 12, and 19 Employment counseling (by appt. only) • Tues., May 6 and 20 Medicare counseling (sponsored by the federally-funded Senior Health Insurance Program) (by appt. only) • Wed., May 7, 14, 21, and 28 Grief and Loss Counseling • Wed., May 7, 14, 21, and 28 Free supportive services for isolated seniors and family caregivers of Maine Township • Sat., May 10 and May 31 Legal counseling (by appt. only) • Mon., May 12 Alzheimer’s caregivers support group, 10:00 a.m. • Thurs., May 15 and 29 Preparation of Simple Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property (by appt. only)

• Sun., May 18 Coffee and Classics (Intergenerational Car Show), Park Ridge Public Library Parking Lot, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. • Sat., May 31 Blood pressure & blood sugar testing, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (no appointment needed) 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.

Morton Grove North Shore Senior Center North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Social Services Office has space in the American Legion Memorial Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. Information and assistance is provided to individuals of all ages including access to public benefits, referrals for a variety of community programs, on-site and offsite support groups, and applications for the Village financial assistance program. A monthly Caregiver Support Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. On-site appointments are available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, with Senior Health Insurance Program volunteers, and to discuss individual concerns of all kinds. Monthly wellness programs offered include cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, and a foot care clinic. Appointments are available by calling 847-4705223.



For information or an appointment to discuss your needs, call Mary Senn at 847663-3072.

through some of its darkest years. $16 member; $22 nonmember. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

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.

Introduction to Beading Fridays, May 9, 16 & 23. 10 a.m. – noon. Make fun jewelry and accessories while you learn the fundamentals of beading. You’ll learn the tools, materials, and methods of beading, and experiment with color and design. Use your imagination to create original pieces to take home after each class. $35 member; $42 non-member. Beading kit and materials included. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

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. The Roosevelt Women Mondays, May 5 & 12 1 – 2:30 p.m. While President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had many sources of support and advice, such as his cabinet and his close friends. He also had a group of women from whom he gained political help and emotional support. This class focuses on five of them; smart, savvy, and intensely loyal, these women were directly involved in guiding the United States

A Loaf of Bread, A Slice of History Wednesday, May 14 1 – 2:30 p.m. Bread is part of everyday and religious life around the world. In this digital survey, artist and world traveler Sara Drower will trace the history of bread. Sara will also explore the breads that are part of superstitions, folklore, and celebrations along with artisan and glutenfree breads. Be sure to save room to taste some delicious samples! $8 member; $11 non-member. Call 847-4705223 to register. Gardening for Life Enrichment --Kitchen Herb Garden Thursday, May 15 1 – 2:00 p.m. Gardening for Life Enrichment is a new series offered by the Chicago Botanic Garden Horticultural Therapy Services. Enjoy the peace, joy, and fun of working with plants and nature in these enjoyable classes. No crawling on your knees or digging in the yard! >> see seniors | page 22



>> fraud, from page 3 inflating invoices the companies submitted to school districts for purported tutoring services, and creating and distributing false student progress and improvement reports. According to the indictment, on behalf of Brilliance and Babbage, Soultanali and Kassam were approved as SES providers in Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. Those school years are the focus of the charges. Each of the four indicted school officials allegedly received an unspecified amount of money from

Soultanali, Kassam, Brilliance and Babbage, sometimes through the companies’ senior regional manager who oversaw Babbage’s activities in Texas and New Mexico. Petersen allegedly also received Caribbean cruise vacations. Martinez, who oversaw New Mexico’s SES program, was in charge of approving and auditing the state’s SES providers, and oversaw New Mexico’s migrant education program, allegedly also received meals and services at a gentlemen’s club. In order to receive payment for tutoring services, Brilliance and Babbage were required to compile the number of hours spent tutoring eligible school children and submit a bill to each local school district those children attended. Local districts then paid the defendants from federal and other funds,

including funds disbursed pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the 2001 law, if a school was considered failing after being identified for “school improvement,” school districts were required to make “supplemental educational services,” or tutoring, available to eligible children from a provider with a demonstrated record of effectiveness. The provider was to be selected by students’ parents and approved by the state educational agency. The law required local educational agencies to spend a portion of their federal funding to pay for supplemental educational services, with a maximum allotment per pupil. In marketing materials and state provider applications, Soultanali and Kassam allegedly falsely represented that: Babbage pre-tested enrolled students by administering to them the Basic Achievement Skills Inventory test, which measured students’ academic proficiency in various subjects; after reviewing the

results of students’ BASI exams, Brilliance and Babbage created tutoring programs customized to address students’ academic needs; Brilliance provided students with customized tutoring workbooks, and Babbage provided students with customized laptop computer tutoring programs; once students began tutoring, Babbage provided ongoing progress reports to students’ schools and parents; and once students completed tutoring, Brilliance and Babbage posttested students with the BASI exam to determine whether the tutoring had increased students’ academic proficiency, and provided student improvement results to schools. In fact, the indictment alleges that Babbage and Kassam intentionally failed to properly pre-test students with assessment exams and, instead, administered partial assessment exams, and in some cases, no assessment exams at all; and

intentionally failed to review the results of students’ assessment exams before providing them with purportedly customized tutoring materials. Instead, they provided tutoring programs that were not configured to students’ academic needs, and in many cases, were generic tutoring programs configured at or below students’ grade level. The charges allege that Babbage and the companies’ executive director falsified students’ progress reports, and intentionally failed to post-test tutored students to determine whether the tutoring had improved their academic proficiency. Kassam directed an employee to configure a computer program to ensure that students’ post-test scores were always higher than their purported pre-test scores.

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of railroad developer Jay Gould, Canadian business magnate Samuel Bronfman, Russian-born broadcasting pioneer David Sarnoff, and publisher and diplomat Walter Annenberg. He will also describe how their use of money, power, and vision to find personal fulfillment provided lasting benefits for society at large.$18 member; $24 non-member. Call 847470-5223 to register.

‘eminent Victorians,’ Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. Her work in British Intelligence during WW I led to appointments in Iraq, where she gained an unprecedented amount of political influence as the first and only female administrator to be taken into the British Imperial Service as Oriental Secretary. Come and meet Gertrude Bell as she’s portrayed by Betsey Means! $9 member; $12 non-member. Call 847-470-5223 to register.

Learn about a variety of garden herbs and how to grow them in your own kitchen with the help of a horticulturist from the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Materials included. $19 member; $25 non-member. Call 847-470-5223 to register. Hits of Ferrante & Teicher Monday, May 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Discover the magic of two pianos playing beautiful melodies. Ferrante and Teicher gave the world unforgettable arrangements of great songs for two pianos and orchestra. Enjoy Theme from The Apartment, Tonight, Exodus, My Funny Valentine, and much more! $8 member; $11 non-member. Call 847470-5223 to register. Robber Barons or Maecenae? Wednesdays, May 21 &28 1 – 2:30 p.m. Ideas. Action. Opportunity. Social Interest. The Mystery of Success. These words provide insight into the contributions and interests of Captains of Industry. Rabbi Victor Weissberg will examine the lives and works

Walt Disney: Creativity Frame by Frame Monday, June 2 1 – 2:30 p.m. Join Bob Burton for this intimate portrait of the quiet innovator who spent a lifetime combining creativity with commerce. Surprising personal insights from Disney’s friends, family, and colleagues are supplemented with clips from some of the remarkable showman’s finest productions for you to enjoy again. $8 member; $11 nonmember. Call 847-470-5223 to register. Gertrude Bell: Adventures of a Desert Queen Wednesday, June 4 1 – 2:00 p.m. Turning away from the privileged world of the

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Don’t make these 401(k) blunders With all of the literature that accompanies retirement plan enrollment, why do retirement savers continue to blow it? By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency

results have not been good.

retirement investors consistently make the According to a new paper, following blunders:

Americans commit a series of blunders with their retirement accounts. Author Jacob Hale Russell of Stanford Law School says that the flubs are not entirely our fault. “Over the past four decades, the American retirement system has dramatically shifted risk onto the individual worker.” Whereas in the past,professional investment management committees were tasked with making complicated financial decisions, today the burden has shifted to individuals and the

Not allocating retirement accounts and leaving money in cash or low-interest moneymarket funds, where it will decline relative to inflation Leaving a job, cashing out plan assets and paying a tax penalty, instead of rolling over the funds into another retirement account Choosing high-fee funds Failing to diversify and overinvesting in employer stock Not rebalancing on a periodic basis

Jonah Robert Dale M. and Katherine H. Zilligen of Niles, Illinois, are blessed to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Jonah Robert, who arrived at 5:26 p.m. Jan. 16, 2014. Jonah was born at Lutheran General Hospital weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces at 20.5 inches long. Proud parents are Robert P. and Shannon H. Z. Veltman of Saint Charles, Illinois. “Jonah” sailed into our hearts and is welcomed with love.

Overtrading individual securities Failing to take advantage of employer matching programs for contributions With all of the literature that accompanies retirement plan

enrollment, why do retirement savers continue to blow it? The author posits that people are simply overwhelmed by the decisions that they need to make. The policy response has been to use behavior economics to “nudge” retirement plan

participants into making better decisions. “Soft paternalism” or “libertarian paternalism” presents choices to individuals in a way that “encourages them to make better choices.



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