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Chicagoland takes day off to celebrate Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory

JULY 4, 2013

Vol. 57 No. 39


By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter


hicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call for the entire metropolitan area to enjoy a “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” resulted in an estimated 2 million Blackhawks fans playing hooky to celebrate the team’s victory at a parade and rally June 28. Fans from all across Chicagoland started their commute to the city using Metra and the CTA before dawn. Metra offered a special one-day only $5 unlimited See BLACKHAWKS, page 8

Above, the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate winning the Stanley Cup in Grant Park June 28. Left, The Blackhawks Daniel Carcillo raises the Stanley Cup.




Northwest suburbs hit by powerful storms, flooding By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

For most of last week heavy rains and strong winds hit the northwest suburban area causing power outages and flooding. Fast moving storms on June 24 knocked out power to tens of thousands of Commonwealth Edison customers. The storm system’s 70 mph winds brought

down trees and power lines, resulting in traffic lights at multiple intersections cutting out. “Well, it’s a car cruise you have to be there,” Bob Carroll, of Evanston. He was at Westfield Old Orchard’s weekly car show that day to show off his ’68 Plymouth. The storm caught the vintage car owners off guard. See STORMS, page 3


A vintage car owner rushed to get home once the storm hit June 24 at Westfield Old Orchard.


STORMS Continued from page 2 While lightning flashed and sheets of rain came down they rushed to get their cars home. At the same time car show organizers scrambled to protect their electronics, struggling to hold down their canopies against the high-speed winds. Severe storms continued into the next day and by June 26 another fast-moving band of powerful thunderstorms resulted in widespread flooding and the closure of several roads in the northwest suburban area. “We got hit pretty hard,” said Morton Grove Police Commander Paul Yaras. He said that while only 17 people were reported as without power during the June 26 storms, officers had to close roads throughout the area due to standing water flooding the streets. “Thankfully it was not as

bad as it could have been.” Yaras also said that for part of the day city workers were trying to snag residents’ trash bins as the water had swept them up off the ground. The flooding that day also resulted in the Edens Expressway being closed for about three hours near Pratt Avenue and the McHenry branch of Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line being stopped for the entire day. “It’s been crazy over here,” said Niles Village Manager Steve Vinezeano. He said that the village has learned through the last two floods that the number of calls they received reporting damage really doesn’t depict how many people actually flooded. “I can’t tell you for sure how many people were hit, but I know that [Niles residents who were flooded] are very upset… people are sick and tired of these rainstorms.” Niles Deputy Chief Joseph Penze said that while the flooding


in Niles resulted in many street closures, it wasn’t as bas as this past April’s downpours and flooding. “The river crested in April’s floods, thankfully that didn’t happen this time,” said Penze. The day after the flooding the village announced that Mayor Andrew Przybylo would hold a press conference June 29 to discuss the Niles Stormwater Relief Program. In Park Ridge about 20 vehicles were stranded and disabled after drivers tried to pass through flooded streets according to officials. Flood debris collection began July 1 and residents in that area can place the debris (no electronics) on the curb for the city to pickup at no charge. At the press conference Mayor Przybylo said the village is going to accelerate its Stormwater Relief Plan. The village is now going to break ground on the plan’s construction projects in spring of 2014.


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Morton Grove firemen were directing traffic away from a downed power line at the intersection of Oakton Street and Lehigh Avenue June 24.


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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Niles A 15 year old from Chicago was arrested June 21 at Golf Mill Center for Retail Theft, Obstructing Identification and Possess Ammunition. A 14 year old from Chicago was arrested June 21 at Golf Mill Center for Retail Theft, Obstructing Identification and Possess Ammunition. A 12 year old from Harvey was arrested June 21 at Golf Mill Center for Retail Theft, Obstructing Identification and Possess Ammunition. Tony Michell, 47, of the 660 block of W. Grace, Chicago, was arrested June 22 on the 9000 block of Milwaukee for No Valid License. Jake K. Mercado, 23, of the 2000 block of Jarvis, Chicago, was arrested June 22 on the 6100 block of Touhy for Retail Theft. Annely Kagu, 34, of the 8800 block of Robin, Des Plaines, was arrested June 23 on the 9400 block of Greenwood for two counts of DUI. Lorraine WimberlyNorfleet, 47, of the 7600 N. Sheridan, Chicago, was arrested June 23 on the 5600 block of Touhy for Retail Theft. Derek Ross, 54, of the 2300 Greenwood, Evanston, was arrested June 23 on the 5600 block of Touhy for Retail Theft.





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Park Ridge Nick Degroot, 34, of the 2300 block of W. Nichols, Arlington Heights, was arrested June 17 at 1900 block of S. Cumberland for Retail Theft. Bauman, 60, of the 10 Keith 5500 block of N. Major, Chicago, was arrested June 18 on the 300 block of Grant Pl. for Battery. Rodriguez, 26, of the 11 Jerry 8800 block of Dee Rd., Des Plaines, was arrested June 19 at the intersection of Cumberland & Granville for Retail Theft. P. Burke, 28, of the 12 Walter 2800 block of N. Lakewood, Chicago, was arrested June 19 at the intersection of Dempster & Potter for DWLS and Following



Too Closely. Meyer, 19, of the 100 13 John block of N. Wisner, Park Ridge, was arrested June 19 on the 600 block of N. Forestview for Possession of Cannabis. Ramirez-Vega, 25, of 14 Jose the 2900 block of Curtis, Des Plaines, was arrested June 19 at the intersection of Seminary & Touhy for No Valid DL, DWLS and Improper Lighting. Bernal, 43, of the 15 Elisee 4700 block of N. Troy, Chicago, was arrested June 20 at the intersection of Ballard & Parkside for DWLS and Improper Lane Usage. Sobczyk, 18, of the 16 Adam 300 block of Higgins, Park Ridge, was arrested June 17 at the intersection of Higgins & Vine for PCS, Unlawful Delivery of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis and DUI. Aquino, 19, of the 17 Isaias 2000 block of W. Estes, Chicago, was arrested June 21

on the 500 block of W. Touhy for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, No Valid DL and No Valid Insurance. Reich, 18, of the 18 Dylan 1500 block of Belle Plaine, Park Ridge, was arrested June 21 on the 500 block of Forestview for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Pilecki, 18, of the 19 Pawel 1200 block of S.Washington, Park Ridge, was arrested June 21 on the 500 block of Forestview for Possession of Cannabis. Tomzik, 19, of the 20 Daniel 400 block of N. Rose, Park Ridge, was arrested June 23 on the 1700 block of Good for Zero Tolerance. Karner, 20, of the 21 Damon 1000 block of W. Dee, Park Ridge, was arrested June 23 on the 1700 block of Good for Zero Tolerance. Coglianese, 22 Matthew 18, of the 400 block of

N. Washington, Park Ridge, was arrested June 23 on the 1700 block of Good for Zero Tolerance. Albanna, 19, of the 23 Noor 1300 block of N. Western, Park Ridge, was arrested June 23 on the 1700 block of Good for Zero Tolerance. Bustos, 18, of the 24 Erick 4100 block of Grove, Stickney, was arrested June 23 on the 1700 block of Good for Zero Tolerance. Kolligris, 19, of the 25 Arnold 1300 block of N. Elliot, Park Ridge, was arrested June 23 on the 1700 block of Good for Zero Tolerance. Dziejma, 32, of the 26 Pawel 200 block of Washington, Elk Grove Village, was arrested June 23 at the intersection of Ballard & Rand for Speeding, No Valid DL and Violation of Classification. Tobin, 46, of the 27 Steven 1700 block of Algonquin,

Mt. Prospect, was arrested June 23 at 1700 block of W. Dempster for Criminal Damage to Property.

Morton Grove Martin Pedroza, 28, of Chicago was arrested June 28 for No Valid DL. Victor E. Ramirez Jr., 28, of Chicago was arrested for June 22 for driving with a revoked license. Mark E. Winn, 60, of Des Plaines was arrested June 22 for DUI. Cynthia J. Ayala, 47, of Morton Grove was arrested June 22 for DUI. Mark A. Donaghey, 52, of Chicago was arrested June 21 for Battery/ Resisting. James Hall, 49, of Evanston was arrested June 21 for Criminal Trespass to Vehicle.

Calendar JULY 3 Playbill. 1 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Local teens create an original play!

JULY 4 4th of July Parade & Celebration. 9:00 a.m. Niles.The Village of Niles is sponsoring the 4th of July Parade.The parade route, beginning at Notre Dame College Prep and ending at Grennan Heights Park, is as follows: South on Ozark to Main – East on Main to Harlem – South on Harlem to Monroe – West on Monroe to Oketo. There is NO PARKING along the parade route.There is NO PARKING on Crain from Ozark to Ozanam.There is NO PARKING on Ozanam from Greenleaf to Dempster.There is NO PARKING on Keeney and Kedzie from Odell to Olcott. There is NO PARKING on Odell, Oketo, Osceola and Olcott from Keeney to Kedzie.The parking restrictions will be in effect until 2:00 p.m. on July 4.The Niles Park District is sponsoring activities at Grennan Heights Park at 8255 Oketo immediately following the parade until 2:30 p.m. Scheduled is a full line of entertainment, including R-Gang Band, children’s games, face painting, a community information tent, and pony rides. For more information on the parade, contact the Village of Niles at 847-588-8000. For information on the post-parade festivities, contact the Niles Park

District at 847-967-6633.

JULY 5 I’ve got nothing JULY 6 Film: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, NR, 2 hrs.). 2 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie

JULY 7 Alfred Hitchcock Classics: Lifeboat (1944, NR, 1 hr. 40 min.). 2 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Film critic and teacher Doug Deuchler is leading a sixpart series of Hitchcock film screenings and discussions, which began in March. Mr. Deuchler will introduce the film, provide some history and thematic elements to watch for throughout the film, and then the film will be screened in its entirety. After the film, there will be a discussion and a question and answer session. In Lifeboat, the survivors of a torpedoed ship during World War II find themselves in the same boat with the Nazi U-boat captain who sank their ship. Cast:Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak

JULY 8 Pages: Book discussion

of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Barnes & Noble, 7 p.m. 5405 Touhy, Skokie. Join us for a book discussion of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, at Barnes & Noble, Village Crossing. In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazioccupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can. Meet up with us monthly to chat about these fresh, popular reads. Discussion materials are available on the book display at the Morton Grove Public Library located near the south/ Lincoln Ave. entrance (6140 Lincoln, Morton Grove).

JULY 9 Unik Show. White Eagle Banquets, 6845 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. A trade show for the apparel industry in a friendly location, where retailers, manufacturers, and representatives can meet to do business and all can be profitable. Vendors & Sales Reps from The Midwest, Continental U.S., & International are available to answer all your questions & take your wholesale orders!

JULY 10 Teen Library Council (TLC) Meeting. 7 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Do you

THE BUGLE JULY 4, 2013 have great ideas for the Library? Want to get involved and earn volunteer service hours? Come to the Teen Library Council meeting. All teens are welcome.

ONGOING Sounds of Summer Looking to add a note to your summer? Don’t miss a beat, and come join Britbeat (Beatles’ music) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. There are different concerts every Thursday and Friday all summer. Admission is free.The concert takes place at Harmony Park, at Vail Avenue and Campbell Street, in Arlington Heights. For information, go to TOPS. 5-7 p.m. every Monday at the Niles Park District Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard Street, Niles.This not-for-profit weight loss organization meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Sandie at 847-691-7122. FISH Seeking Volunteers. Due to the economy, FISH is experiencing over a 40 percent rise in ridership. It is straining both the volunteer service level and budget. Since 1971, FISH volunteers have been serving Park Ridge and Maine Township residents by providing free rides to medical appointments. To continue to provide a high level of service to all residents of Maine Township, FISH needs volunteers. Can you


spare four hours per month to drive neighbors to medical appointments? To volunteer, call Ed Oken, President, 847 6960761. Meet US Rep Schakowsky’s Representative. 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 visas, and anything else related to federal benefits. For more information, contact Ann Limjoco at 847-328-3409. Stroke Club. 3-4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Center for Advanced Care, Room 1220, 1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge.This is a free program for stroke victims and survivors (plus a guest). Free parking is available in the attached parking garage. For more information contact Meg Potterfield, 847723-4765 or Dorene Wlodarski, 847-296-2470. 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, 847-7292530 for more information.

Park Ridge police arrest man ‘skimming’ ATM info By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Park Ridge Police arrested George I. Nenov, 58, of Morton Grove, for using a device that copies people’s debit card information when they use an ATM. The practice is known as ATM skimming and is essentially identity theft for bankcards. “Skimmers” use hidden electronics to steal the personal information Nenov stored on a card’s magnetic strip and use mini cameras hidden nearby to record a bank customer’s PIN number to gain access their bank account.With this information in hand skimmers then withdraw whatever the maximum limit

is from the account. According to the credit service FICO, ATM skimming incidents increased in 2012. Police responded to two incidents of attempted skimming at a Charter One Bank on 118 Euclid Ave. The first was on June 21 and the second happened on June 23. Nenov was arrested the second time. Authorities believe Nenov was responsible for placing skimming equipment on the ATM vestibule at the Charter One Bank location to collect account information of unsuspecting ATM patrons. “The device was actually on the card reading slide you use to get into the ATM vestibule,”

said Park Ridge Deputy Chief of Police Lou Jogmen. “People’s cards still worked, but the device copied their card’s info onto a flash drive.”

Skimming devices are intended to mimic an ATM and bank’s design. Often the device is placed over the card readers on ATMs or on bank doors that require a

card to access them. However skimming can happen anywhere a credit card is accepted, such as a gas pump that accepts debit and credit.





Authorities blocked off the immediate area of the crash.

Airplane crashes in Wheeling subdivision Amazingly results in no fatalities By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

A twin-engine airplane inbound to Chicago Executive Airport crash landed in a Wheeling residential area the evening of June 25. Amazingly no one, not even the pilot, Larry Parr, was fatally injured. The crash happened around 8:20 p.m. on Wolf Road, near the intersection of South Wolf Road and Inland Drive. Jakaila Johnson, 11, was in her home at the Foxboro Apartment complex, 470 Foxboro Drive, when the plane made its dramatic crash. “It started over by the tennis court. My friends and I saw it flip over and we were like, ‘Why is it

coming down so low,’ before it went right side up and landed,” she said. Both Johnson and other eyewitnesses from the neighborhood say the plane first hit the pavement further north on South Wolf Road before skidding to a stop about 500 feet from the Foxboro apartments. Once the plane came to a stop, residents started to gather around it. Eyewitnesses say they think the pilot was trying to maneuver the plane away from the apartment buildings before it crashed. “When we turned around, we saw the plane. There were no cops around yet. It was fresh,” said Will Salgado, 18. He lives across the street from the Foxboro apartments and was heading home from work when he heard the loud thud from the airplane slamming into the pavement. See AIRPLANE, page 8

People from the neighborhood take photos of the crash.

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Immigration amnesty: Illustrated Opinions Good deal or sham?


irst, let me start by stating that immigration is the life blood of America and without it America wouldn’t be America. That said, our welfare system, Social Security, medical system, and job picture have all changed greatly over the last century. Today’s immigrants aren’t yesterday’s and the amnesty immigration bill is biased against those very ancestors. It favors by nearly 80 percent a single group from a single country, Mexico. Starting in 1986 there have been seven amnesties for illegal aliens. An amnesty is “a pardon for past criminal offenses for a class of individuals who are subject to trial, but have not yet been convicted”. Is amnesty good for Americans? You’d expect that our

elected representatives would do their job and represent American citizens. Every survey looking at the concerns of Americans places jobs and the economy at the top of the list. So, does amnesty improve unemployment among American citizens? No. Currently the unemployment level (U6) which includes all those wanting, but not getting full-time work is 17.5% for All US-born young adults (18-29) with HS degrees. For USborn Hispanics and blacks it is 17.1% and 16.7%. The unemployment rate for all U.S. veterans 25-34 years old is 12%. These are people who want to work. Every illegal alien is competing with them for precious jobs and See DUBIEL, page 22

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AIRPLANE Continued from page 6 “I was like, ‘That’s crazy.’ You don’t see that every day,” he said. Salgado said the wreckage didn’t have any smoke or fire. Since the authorities hadn’t arrived yet, he said normal traffic was passing by and gawking at the airplane that had crashed on the residential street. “Upon arrival, the sole person on the plan, the pilot was exiting under his own power,” said Wheeling Deputy Fire Chief David Palmeri. He said Parr at first refused medical treatment, but was then taken to a nearby hospital for observation. As of press time no update on his condition has been released. On June 25, both Mount Prospect and Wheeling fire departments arrived on the scene once the crash had been reported. Soon after the crash, police from various local jurisdictions set up a roadblock to prevent traffic from entering the area. However residents lined up next to the police barricade to snap photos and video with their phones of the downed


plane. Authorities say that the plane is a 1981 twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air 200 that was on route to Chicago Executive Airport from Clarksville, TN. It is registered to Tennair LLC, which is also in Clarksville,Tenn. The pilot notified the air traffic control tower at Chicago Executive Airport that he was having mechanical issues before he crash-landed. The police and fire on the scene were not going to move the plane until both the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board had a chance to examine the crash. As of 10:30 p.m. representatives from either agency had yet to arrive. As of June 26 NTSB officials said they had not spoken with the pilot and would not release what was said during the radio call to the air traffic control tower. “I don’t want to wait here all night,” said Charlie Fries of Fries Automotive Service, 81 E Palatine Road. His truck was sitting on the road the night of the crash and idling, waiting for the OK on when he could begin moving the plane. a h e r n a n d e z @


The plane crashed near the parking lot and entrance of the Foxboro Apartment complex, 470 Foxboro Drive in Wheeling.

BLACKHAWKS Continued from page 1


More than 2 million Blackhawks fans descended on downtown Chicago for the parade and rally June 28. Right, Alderman Bob Fioretti (center left), Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle (center) and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (center right) attended the rally.

rides ticket to accommodate Chicago Blackhawks fans that were headed to the event. During the morning rush hour Metra routes became so crowded it began to fall behind schedule and started running express trains to the loop because of capacity concerns. The parade route parade began around 10:30 a.m. at Washington Street and Des Plaines Avenue headed east down on Washington Street. Because of this Chicago police closed down most of the major streets in the south loop around 8 a.m.The parade eventually ended at Hutchinson Field at Grant Park where the Blackhawks owner, team and front office were honored by the city and raised the Stanley Cup over their head while “Chelsea Dagger” blared over the park’s P.A. system.The team’s goal song was only slightly louder than then the diehard fans that were cheering the team. “It’s better to live one day as a lion than 1,000 years as a lamb. So I ask you Chicago, live today with me and my teammates as lions!,”

said Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith at the end of the festivities to close out the event. Chicago police reported that only six people were arrested at the event. One of them was a Matteson man who police say was carrying two guns during the rally. He was arrested without incident. However there was no major violence at the parade as the other five arrested were for misdemeanors. “Last year I was stuck over on Michigan Avenue and I couldn’t really see anything. I like this year’s parade better. It’s more open, you can breath a little,” said Brian Liedtke, Downers Grove. He said that he and his wife Jamie like how the city planned a more organized event than the previous one four years ago. Additionally the Chicago fire department and its partners responded to 91 calls for medical assistance at the parade and in 42 cases transported people to area hospitals.The majority of these calls were from people suffering heat exhaustion after partying too hard while not drinking enough water on a sunny day that had temps in the lower 80s. ahernandez@buglenewspapers. com

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Across 1 Leap of __ 6 Anesthetize 10 Cager O’Neal, to fans 14 Prefix with red 15 Melville novel 16 Ginormous 17 Negro Leagues legend Buck 18 Red planet 19 Mimicked 20 “Go jump in the loch!” 21 SFO posting 23 The other guys 25 Locations of some scenes in 61-/64-/66Across 28 Creatures of habit? 31 Le Carre character 32 1998 British Open champ Mark 34 E. Coast ocean 36 “Queen of Country” McEntire 38 On topic 40 Song from 61/64-/66-Across 43 With 54-Across,

Down 61-/64-/66Across composer 44 Get far ahead of 46 Kazakhstan border sea 47 Hobbyist’s buy 48 Big-time brat 50 Alter unfairly 52 Baseball’s Sandberg 54 See 43-Across 57 It’s spoken in Karachi 59 Equi- equivalent 60 Attempt to win over 61 With 64- and 66-Across, film that premiered in New York City 10/18/1961 64 See 61-Across 66 See 61-Across 68 Freeway offramp 69 Lena or Ken of Hollywood 70 In unison 71Shaped like Hummers 72 Editor’s “leave it” 73 Longextinctbirds

1 “Shrek” princess 2 Chronological records 3 Song from 61-/64-/66-Across 4 Bi- plus one 5 “Roots” writer Alex 6 Polite refusal 7 Thurman of “Gattaca” 8 Comedian known for political humor 9 “Balderdash!” 10 SeaWorld orca 11 Drillmaster’s bark 12 Census statistic 13 Proof-ending letters 22 Small, as farms go 24 Win over 26 Watchful ones 27 “Is it soup __?” 29 Co-star of 61-/64-/66Across 30 Begin to move 33 Gains again, as trust 35 Watch readout abbr. 37 Like the taste of aspirin

39 “Excellence is __ won by training and habituation”: Aristotle 40 Just ducky 41 Conservationist on California’s state quarter 42 Lacking a solid foundation 45 Opposite of post49 Get situated 51 Day, in Roma 53 Off one’s trolley 55 “What a pity” 56 British poet Alfred 58 RAF decorations 61 Spider’s lair 62 Prefix with morph 63 HBO’s “__ Feet Under” 65 Vegas roller 67 Chinese menu general


Horoscopes The week ahead may challenge your ability to lead others or assert your rights. A special someone may be caught in your spell and give you plenty of things to be grateful for by the end of the week.

Fight off the urge to stir things up to achieve your ambitions this week. You must strike a match to light a fire, but if you’re careless you may ignite something else by accident. Avoid controversies.

Immerse yourself in joint planning, but don’t attempt to put joint plans into motion in the early part of the week. Once you’ve dealt with the differences, the areas where you agree will become crystal clear.

You may hope to ride the stairway to heaven with a partner, but that doesn’t mean you should take action. Avoid being coerced into major decisions or initiatives early in the week.

New starts in the week ahead could be flawed by poor planning, bad judgment, or an overabundance of competitiveness, but passion flourishes. Wait until late in the week to make crucial decisions or purchases.

Potential problems are deflected by the armor of intelligence. You can’t be coerced or co-opted this week if you have definitive answers at your fingertips. Spend your pennies on items that will last.

In the week to come, you may cause conflict if you leap before you look. Be conservative about the use of financial resources. Listen with your heart because beneath the criticism there is genuine concern.

“Push and shove” tactics could cause you to waste precious energy in the week ahead. Remain poised, calm and considerate so you don’t damage a precious relationship.

Hold onto the purse strings. You’re challenged to keep money safe when a tempting investment crops up this week. You may not be aware of all the details or crucial information is not available.

Time is the wisest counselor. Exercise patience with others in the week ahead and avoid making a rushed decision. Rather than thinking things through, you might be reacting to outside stimuli.

The first half of the week is a poor time to launch crucial new work projects, as energies could get scattered or there could be opposition to authority. Sit on your hands and wait a few days, if possible.

This week, you may hear more than one secret. Your understanding nature makes you a perfect candidate to be taken into someone’s confidence. Accept what’s offered, but don’t probe without permission.



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Donovan headlines All-Area team By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

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Westmont’s Charlie Donovan is the Voyager Media Baseball Player of the Year.

Charlie Donovan may be just 16 years old, yet the Voyager Media 2013 Baseball Player of the Year keeps a goal in mind that extends well beyond his years. The left-handed hitting Westmont shortstop, who just completed his sophomore year, wants to not only make it to the major leagues, but have an extended, successful career. “Yes, that’s My No. 1 goal in life: to be a great big leaguer,” said Donovan, whom Prep Baseball Report ranks as the No. 1 Illinois player in the Class of 2015.“I think it’s something that I’ve been dreaming about for so long that I just feel I can do it. Most people who don’t make it get tired of the game or quit, but I feel I have enough talent and love for game that never seems to fade. I feel can achieve whatever I set out for.” This area is dominated by Class 4A and 3A schools—Westmont is 2A— but Sentinels coach D.J. Cocks has no doubt Donovan would put up similar numbers if he were playing at a larger school. Donovan led the Sentinels in just about every offensive category this spring—doubles (10), triples (7), home runs (4), RBI (40), stolen bases (28), batting average (.488), on-base percentage (.578) and slugging percentage (.907). “It doesn’t matter what class he’s in, he’s going to produce,” Cocks said. “He would have done it at any level. We played a lot of 3A and 4A teams and he produced. Half of our conference (the Interstate Eight) is 3A schools.” Donovan verbally committed to play baseball at the University of Michigan after his freshman year—a year in which he hit .440. Michigan coaches saw him at a

college showcase and liked what they saw. Donovan then went up to Ann Arbor to visit the campus, and the feeling was mutual. “I loved the campus,” he said. “I bought into their (coaching staff’s) vision for future, their academics are top notch, their facilities are state of the art. I felt at home and comfortable and had a gut feeling this is the place I need to go to.” Though Donovan casts an eye towards the future, he’s focused on the present. He’s playing travel ball with Chicago-based Gravel Baseball, and had a tryout last week at Triton College for the White Sox Area Code team. If chosen for that team, Donovan would then compete with the squad in the Area Code Games at Long Beach, Calif., in August. Come next spring, he wants to help the Sentinels improve on their 22-7 record in 2013 and put together a deep postseason run. “My team and personal goals are really similar,” he said. “Win the regional and advance into the state tournament as far as we possibly can. That’s all that matters. If I do great (personally) that’s just icing on the cake.” The rest of the members of the Voyager Media All-Area baseball team are:

QUINN AHERN Senior posted a 5-1 record with three saves, a 1.26 ERA and 48 strikeouts for Joliet West.

DEREK BANGERT Senior catcher batted .384 with eight doubles, nine home runs and 44 RBI for Lockport. Bangert was named to the SWSC Blue All Conference, IHSBCA All Area and IHSBCA All State See ALL-AREA, page 12



ALL-AREA Continued from page 11 teams. He is attending Heartland Community College on a baseball scholarship. “Derek has been the cleanup hitter all year for our 32-8 conference,regional,and sectional championship team,” Satunas said. “He is a two-year varsity starter and is one of the most respected hitters in the state. He has hit nine home runs and knocked in 44 RBI in 40 games versus some of the toughest competition in the state. On defense, he started 32 of our 37 games behind the plate and has helped our pitching staff to a 1.69 ERA and has thrown out 32 percent of would be base stealers.”

MAX BROZOVICH Senior batted .440 on the season for Minooka with 11 doubles, three home runs and 32 RBI.

ZACK BURDI A Downers Grove South co-

MVP, Burdi had a .418 batting average with 10 doubles, three homers and 31 RBI. On the mound he was 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 57 strikeouts.

TYLER BUTLER Butler batted .440 with 10 doubles, six homers and 31 RBI, while scoring 43 times for Plainfield South. “Tyler Butler is the leader of this team,” Plainfield South coach Phil Bodine said. “He gets every big hit when needed. Tyler has hit for average this year as well as power. Without him in the middle of our lineup we would have struggled to score runs.”

KYLE COLLETTA Niles West coach Garry Gustafson calls Colletta “the best shortstop in the area without a doubt” (.974 fielding percentage; only two errors). However, the senior posted some noticeable numbers

Sports on the bump, too. The NCAA Division I Northern Kentucky recruit, who is the only fouryear starter in Niles West history, went 5-3, striking out 64 in 58 innings, with a 1.57 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. “As far as I’m concerned he’s one of top players to ever come through Niles West,” Gustafson said. “He’s just got a work ethic second to none. He’s a kid that comes along once every 10 or 12 years, if you’re lucky.”

SAM COUCH JCA senior pitched a teamhigh 64.7 innings in 11 games, posting a 6-1 record with a 1.08 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and a teambest 72 strikeouts. Couch was ay his best in the post-season, including tossing a no-hitter against Lemont in the regional final. “It was an unbelievable end for Sam,” said JCA coach Jared Voss. “He had 35 straight scoreless innings to end the season. It goes to show you that you don’t have to throw 90 (miles per hour) to be a dominant high school pitcher. You can throw 82-83 and have three pitches get over

for strikes and be successful. He is the ultimate competitor and always challenged himself.”

NICK DALESANDRO JCA sophomore batted .360 with 26 RBI and 18 runs scored. On the mound, he pitched in 15 games, going 7-2 with two saves with a 1.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts, including pitching the Hillmen to a Class 3A state title. “Watching him pitch in the state championship game and seeing the confidence he had out there, if you had never saw us play and just watched him, there is no way you would have said he is a sophomore. He carried himself like a senior, like a guy who has already been there and done that,” Voss said. “It is pretty scary to think that he is only going to fill out and put on more muscle over the next two years.”

ERIC DUZAN Went 8-1 for Lockport in 52.2 innings pitched with a 0.66 ERA and a 0.92 ERA. He struck out 51 and walked only 18 batters on the season. Named to the SWSC

Blue All Conference team and is attending Prairie State College on a baseball scholarship. “Eric is a dominant pitcher with excellent command of his fastball and slider,” said Lockport coach Andy Satunas. “Eric threw a one-hitter against Montini and two-hitters against Minooka and Marian Catholic (regional championship game).”

CODY GROSSE Batted .451 for Joliet West with 14 runs batted in.

TREVOR HENDERSON While the Plainfield South offense was putting up runs all year, Henderson was keeping opponents off the scoreboard. He finished the year 7-2 with a 1.44 ERA and an area-best 93 strikeouts. “Trevor Henderson has been the ace of our staff the last two years,” Bodine said. “He has pitched every big game. He has set just about every record for See ALL-AREA, page 13

Sports ALL-AREA Continued from page 12 the school with one year left.”

JAKE HERRON Joliet West senior posted a 7-1 record with a 1.59 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season.

ZACH JONES The senior c a t c h e r for Maine South, who advanced to the Class 4A supersectionals this season, was named to the 2013 All-CSL South squad and also earned team MVP honors. Jones hit .415 and was second on the Hawks with 26 RBI while doing “an outstanding job behind the plate,” according to coach Bill Milano. “He did a tremendous job

blocking the ball and receiving the ball,” Milano added. “He works extremely hard on hitting. He was in early in the morning before school working. I would get in by 7:30 a.m. for doubleheaders and he’d be the next one in.”

CONNOR KOPACH Downers North leadoff hitter batted .426 with 46 hits, 41 runs, eight doubles, three triples, three homers and had 11 stolen bases. “The first thing that is going to catch your attention from Connor is his ability to glove the baseball,” Downers North coach Chad Isaacson said. “His range, soft hands, strong throwing arm and the ability to change a game all come by gloving the baseball. Connor is a complete baseball player. He has hit leadoff all year and has led our team in average, hits, runs and stolen bases and has help ignite our offence. Connor is a quiet leader who leads by example and work ethic. Connor will be attending Southern Illinois University to

play baseball.”

JOSH KRUEGER Romeoville sophomore surpassed the .400 mark on the year at the plate and on the mound he struck out 32 batters and walked only four. “He is our all-conference player,” Romeoville coach Dave Haskins said. “He has a bright future. We are lucky to have him for two more years. He is a great young man to build around. He is a great competitor. He will probably be our No. 1 on the bump next year.”

EVAN MARTENS Senior posted a 10-1 record with a 2.18 ERA for Lockport. He posted a team-best 60 strikeouts to only 17 walks. He was named to the SWSC Blue All Conference and is an IHSBCA All Area Pitcher. He will play next season at Southern Illinois Edwardsville on a baseball scholarship. “He is one of the best pitchers in the state,” said Lockport coach

THE BUGLE JULY 4, 2013 Andy Satunas.“I don’t care about miles per hour or anything he just has it inside him. He is a warrior out there. When he gets his curve ball over, good luck to the other team.”

DANNY MAYER Senior from Downers South batted .415 with 11 doubles, four homers and 43 RBI. The coteam MVP was also 5-1 on the mound with a 2.9 ERA and 32 strikeouts.

PAT MCINERNEY The 6-5 McInerney, a fouryear varsity player for Benet, was an imposing presence in the Redwings’ lineup, slugging eight homers with 38 RBI, a .497 on-base percentage and a .763 slugging percentage. McInerney, also a starting forward on Benet’s


sectional finalist basketball team, captured ESCC Player of the Year honors and plans on playing baseball at the University of Illinois. “Pat made our team just better and he’s been like another coach on the field,” Benet coach Scott Lawler said. “Pat was our glue. If he stays healthy, I will say this: I spent 10 years as a recruiting coordinator at the college level and I think he’ll be a major contributor at Illinois.”

JOHN MCNULTY Senior catcher from Plainfield South batted .402 with 14 doubles, five homers and 38 RBI for the regional champs. “John McNulty is the glue for our team coming up with big hits as well as throwing out See ALL-AREA, page 14





with 61 strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA for Minooka.

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Plainfield North senior shortstop finished with a .456 batting average, eight doubles, 34 runs scored and 20 RBI. “Kurt has been hitting around the .500 mark all season,” Plainfield North coach John Darlington said. “He has played on two conference title and three regional title teams. He is a leader on and off the field and

Rosenburg, a Niles West senior, arguably was the best defensive catcher in the CSL South this season. Wolves coach Garry Gustafson said Rosenburg could

runners stealing and picking off runners, giving our pitchers confidence to trust him behind the plate,” Bodine stated.“He has been a three-year starter and will be hard to replace. He will do well at Coastal Carolina.”

JOSH MITCHELL Senior posted a 5-1 record

throw from home to second base between 1.85 and 1.90 seconds. “Nobody ran on Seth Rosenberg,” Gustafson said.“Seth the last two years really shut down the opponents’ running game.” Rosenburg, an All-CSL South pick, also developed into an effective hitter, batting .375 with three homers and 33 RBI. “He hit right in middle of the lineup,” Gustafson said. “We counted on him as an RBI guy and he certainly didn’t let us down.”

RYAN SCHLICHER Westmont’s D.J.Cocks has been coaching high school baseball for 10 years, and he witnessed a first in his career this spring: one of his players scoring 50 runs in a season. Schlicher, a senior, put up that number, which is a school record. Schlicher collected a team-high 46 hits and batted .451 while making the all-Interstate Eight squad. At second base, he committed only five errors out of 100 chances.

TROY SOUTHARD Senior from Downers North batted .330 with 37 hits, 10 doubles and 29 RBI for the sectional finalists. Also went 5-4 on the mound.

CHRIS TSCHIDA A four-year varsity player, the senior captain batted .390 with team bests in RBI (32) and runs scored (44) and posted a .973 fielding percentage, committing only four errors in 148 chances, all throwing errors. See ALL-AREA, page 16




Schanz takes over as Maine East athletic director By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Becoming the new athletic director at Maine East is a bit of a homecoming for Steve Schanz, who used to coach basketball and baseball at Highland Park—which is in the CSL North, like Maine East—early in the 2000s. While Schanz is familiar with the conference, he said he faces a learning curve coming in as an outsider. “I’m seeing these coaches for the first time,” said Schanz, the assistant athletic director at Oak Forest High School the past four years who was named the new Maine East A.D. in early June. “I have to learn how Maine East and Maine Township works. It will be a lot of observing, seeing how they do things. I’m not going to make sweeping changes.” Schanz succeeds Mike Bender, who will become a dean at Maine East. “This year (for me is) going to be taking all the good things Mike Bender has been doing and continuing them,” Schanz said. “Part of my first year is going to be evaluating coaches. Getting the job as late as I did in process, I haven’t seen enough of the coaches to give them a fair evaluation. But Mike has

ALL-AREA Continued from page 14 “He was our team leader,” Voss said. “He continued to raise his level of play as the competition got better.Offensively,defensively and the way he ran the bases, he is just a great player.”

DION URSINO Ursino was a rock of consistency for the Dons this spring, said Notre Dame coach N e l s o n Gord. “He really pretty much carried our offense pretty much all the way through the season,” Gord said. “Whenever we needed a big hit, or somebody came up (after him in the lineup), he was either

said a ton of great things about the coaches. and I’m excited to work with them.” But once he gets situated and completes the process of evaluating coaches, Schanz eventually wants to: •Promote unity among the various sports; •See a higher percentage of students participating in interscholastic athletics; •Work closely with feeder schools. In regard to promoting unity among the sports, Schanz said he would like to see, for example, players from one sport attending other sporting events around campus to support their classmates. “The whole school getting involved in athletics is a great way to promote a good school climate,” he said. “If you’re at a volleyball game, and the football team shows up after (their) practice to cheer you on, you’re going to remember that. Or volleyball players watching football or boys soccer games add to the experience that everybody has. And I have to be the guy at the top promoting all the sports and being there. “Teams do things in their own world without thinking about other sports. That happens in a lot of schools.You want to work with each other and not against

each other.” Schanz is an advocate of having multi-sport athletes, which he says would be one way to promote higher student participation in sports at Maine East. He said he knows Maine East is a culturally diverse school, and that things can be tight financially for families. Yet he wants to do everything he can to encourage students whose families are financially challenged to try out for teams. “There are 52 different languages spoken at Maine East,” he said. “It’s one of the most diverse schools in country. That’s going to be a challenge, and there’s always going to be money issues. A lot of families are getting financial help in this area, and sports are always going to be expensive to run and maintain. He said he would like to explore different ways of funding sports programs and doing fund-raising to make sports a reality for students who otherwise would not get a chance to compete. “A lot of these kids have parents who work two jobs,” Schanz said. “Maybe they don’t have enough money to purchase the new shoes. There’s a cost for every sport, but I hate to see kids not decide to try out because they can’t afford it.”

person who got the hit or he was the person on base scoring.” The Dons’ MVP and all-ESCC team member hit .374 with 13 doubles and 24 RBI—all team highs—and stole 10 bases. “This year he swung the bat with authority,” Gord said. Ursino played in the regional championship game despite being later diagnosed with a grade 2 tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

and hit .375 with 17 stolen bases.

RYAN VAN VOLKENBURG The four-year varsity starter went out on top to end his career, helping to lead the Lions to the Class 2A state title. On the mound, the left-hander finished 6-1 and pitched the Lions to victories in the regional title game, the sectional title game and the state semifinals. When he wasn’t pitching, he patrolled center field

ALEX VENTRELLA The senior lefty was the Lions’ace this season and earned the victory in the 2A state championship game over Pleasant Plains. He recorded an impressive ERA (0.96) andWHIP (0.88) while going 7-1 and striking out 87 in 65 2/3 innings.“He’s just been phenomenal,”Lisle coach Pete Meyer said. “He’s got to be there with the best pitchers in the area. I know he doesn’t have 10 wins, but he’s had two no-decisions where he pitched seven-inning shutouts and they (those two games) went into extra innings.”

STEVE WALDROP Bolingbrook senior posted a 0.98 earned run average and had 41 strikeouts this season.He will continue his baseball career at Morehead State University in Kentucky. Scott Taylor and Mark Gregory contributed

Some sports at Maine East -- such as boys’ soccer, the volleyball program, girls’ water polo and girls’ basketball -- have turned a corner as far as winning more and being competitive on a consistent basis. Other sports, however, have been at or near the bottom of the CSL North standings, and Schanz hopes to reverse that trend. “It takes a coach and a group of kids together to change that and make them competitive,” he said. “I need to get into the feeder schools, and I know Mike has started to connect Maine East to the community, and I want to continue that. “Not only do I want all the kids at Maine East to know me quickly, but I want the feeder schools to know me quickly and what we’re looking for in terms of our student athletes.” Between now and the start of the new school year in August, Schanz said he’ll be meeting

“with as many people as I can.” “Administration, coaches, the trainer, and as many students as I can,” he said. “And the custodial and maintenance staff (at Maine East). They’re part of the backbone of the athletic program. They do a lot of the work that you don’t see at times. The football field is in beautiful shape already.” Schanz said he also will be seeking Bender’s advice as he moves forward. “He’s been awesome, and to have him be a mentor, not many A.D.s get that opportunity,” he said. “Coming in, he’s going to be invaluable to me, especially this first year. I think he’s gotten it on the right track. There’s definitely been improvements in the three years he’s been the A.D. I want to continue his legacy and take it to the next level. Things seem to be on the rise at Maine East.”



Champions crowned at Route 66 Raceway Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday as his U.S. Army dragster’s 8,000-horsepower engine exploded in a huge fireball when he crossed the finish line in the final round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. Schumacher’s fiery finish stopped the clocks in 3.930 seconds at 269.29 mph, but it was quick enough to hold off a determined Clay Millican, whose Parts Plus dragster trailed and the veteran driver remained winless in six career final round appearances. It was the third win of the season and the 72nd overall for local favorite Schumacher, a longtime Chicagoland area resident. Schumacher powered past David Grubnic, Khalid alBalooshi and defending world champ Antron Brown to advance to the final round. In the final, Millican was actually ahead of Schumacher near mid-track, but Schumacher’s machine surged forward, the engine eventually expiring just as he crossed the finish line first. “It’s always great to have a hometown win here in Chicago,” said Schumacher of his fourth victory at Route 66 Raceway, located just south of Chicago. “It was a great day for Don Schumacher Racing with another double-up [Matt Hagan’s Funny

Car win]. This is 37 times that we’ve done that, and it was personally gratifying with all the family and friends I had here this weekend.” Going into the final with Millican, he was very aware of his record against drivers who are seeking their first wins. “When you look back in Top Fuel history, whenever anybody gets their first win, it’s against me,” said Schumacher, who regained the series lead with the victory. In Funny Car, Hagan extended his series lead with his third win of the season as he edged final round opponent John Force at the finish line. Hagan’s Magneti Marelli/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger posted a 4.605 at 315.34, while Force’s Castrol GTX Ford Mustang finished just behind in 4.113 at 304.80. “It’s so hard to get these wins, so I feel great to be here,” said Hagan, who had to knock of championship title contender Johnny Gray, defending world champ Jack Beckman and Bob Tasca III in earlier rounds. It was Force’s third consecutive final round appearance and the 15-time world champ has surged from 10th to third place in the last three races. Hagan said his adrenaline was overflowing for that final round with the NHRA icon. In Pro Stock, Coughlin raced to his second win of the season and fifth at Route 66 Raceway when he drove his

Dodge Avenger away from final round opponent Greg Anderson. Coughlin covered the distance in 6.603 at 209.85 while Anderson’s Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro lost traction near midtrack and slowed.

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Jeg Coughlin earned his second Pro Stock win of the year at Route 66 Raceway last weekend.


KENSETH WINS No. 4 Matt Kenseth corralled his first Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory by gaining the race lead on a fuel-only pit stop with 23 laps remaining and raced away to a 0.699 of a second victory in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts. Kenseth registers his first top-five Kentucky Speedway NSCS finish and is one of four drivers to own three top-10 finishes at the speedway through three series starts.The firstyear Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s previous best Kentucky Speedway NSCS finish was sixth on July 9, 2011 and he placed seventh on June 30, 2012. “I didn’t roll the dice, (crew chief) Jason (Ratcliff) did. I thought he was a slightly crazy when it happened. “This is such a great team and a great opportunity for me. It’s been just an unbelievable season and year of my life, honestly. Jason did a great job. I didn’t think there was any way we were going to hold on for that win. He made the right call at the right time and these guys got it done on pit road,” Kenseth said. After ending a 15-year tenure with Roush Fenway Racing at the end of 2012, he said he’s a bit surprised to be holding the lead in NSCS victories near the midpoint of the season.

2012 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 610 2) Carl Edwards -38 3) Clint Bowyer - 41 4) Kevin Harvick -66 5) Matt Kenseth -82 6) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 98 7) Kyle Busch -110 8) Martin Truex, Jr. -120 9) Greg Biffle -121 10) Joey Logano -131 11) Kasey Kahne -132 12) Jeff Gordon -133

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

507 -8 -11 -19 -20

2013 Quaker State 400 finishers 1) Matt Kenseth 2) Jamie McMurray 3) Clint Bowyer 4) Joey Logano 5) Kyle Busch 6) Kurt Busch 7) Martin Truex, Jr. 8) Jeff Gordon 9) Jimmie Johnson 10) Kevin Harvick 11) Kasey Kahne 12) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 13) Marcos Ambrose 14) Ryan Newman 15) Aric Almirola 16) Juan Montoya 17) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 18)Casey Mears 19) Jeff Burton 20) Tony Stewart






As soon as you step off the train in Antwerp, you’re in a major attraction - its Industrial Age train station.


elgium falls through the cracks. It’s a little country, not big enough for people to find on a map sometimes. But it’s one of Europe’s great secrets.While its capital, Brussels, has become overly international, the port city to the north Antwerp - has more of a local identity. It’s an honest, what-you-seeis-what-you-get place, perhaps because it’s in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium called Flanders. This city of about 500,000 offers visitors an eclectic array of sightseeing - and it’s easy to navigate since most locals speak English. If you have just one day (or less), you’ll need to be selective, choosing between art, churches, history, fashion, and so on. Just arriving can be a thrill. I can’t think of a city with a more visit-worthy train station than Antwerp.The building stands like a temple to the Industrial Age. Built at the turn of the 20th

century, it’s giddy with steel and glass - such as its arrival hall with a triumphal arch crowned by a grand clock. Imagine the age: Just a generation earlier, people thought you might die if you traveled at more than 30 miles per hour. For those living in the brave new world of steam engines, journeys that previously took days could be done in hours. Of course, today’s trains can be five-times faster; that’s why the Belgians tunneled under the old station so that bullet trains can zip in and out with only a quick stop. Stepping out of the station, you’ll find some modern buildings due to Hitler’s rocket attacks during World War II more V-2s fell on Antwerp than on London. Fortunately, most of the Old Town survived.As it has for centuries, the Cathedral of Our Lady dominates the city center; its 400-foot-tall spire is the highest in the Low Countries.

The interior is packed with fine artwork, including four paintings by local-boy-made-good Peter Paul Rubens. Next door, the Grote Markt, Antwerp’s main square, is dominated by the looming tower of the cathedral at one end and the stately City Hall at the other. On a facade dating from Antwerp’s Golden Age (16th century), the City Hall flies flags from dozens of countries representing the importance of international trade to the city. One of the city’s top sights is the Rubens House (www. former home of artist Peter Paul Rubens does a fine job of introducing visitors both to the artist’s works - several of which are displayed here - and to his lifestyle.There are other places in Antwerp to see Rubens’ paintings, but this exhibit offers you a chance to also learn about how he lived and the methods he employed interesting even to people who think Peter Paul Rubens is the guy who plays Pee-wee Herman. Another type of house is

found in Antwerp’s Red Light District, which is north of the Old Town and near the port. This is Belgium’s biggest hub of legalized prostitution and one of the most businesslike I’ve seen in Europe.About four city blocks are pedestrianized and feel almost like a shopping mall. I did notice that, while Antwerp has a slick red light neighborhood, it has almost no sleaze elsewhere in town. In a sense, they cleaned the city up by sweeping it all into a small pile.This area is not as sketchy as it might seem the mayor actually encourages visitors to stroll here - but it’s also not entirely safe either; it’s best to visit during the day. The nearby Museum aan de Stroom (, or MAS for short, is housed in a 210-foottall mod tower, encased in handcut red stone, and speckled with silver hands (the symbol of Antwerp). Designed to resemble the spiraling stacks of goods in an old warehouse, its maritime, ethnographic, and folklore collections confirm Antwerp’s reputation as a crossroads for

the world.Take the bank of escalators to the top for a free, stunning view of the city. Fashionistas love windowshopping in the Sint-Andries district south of the Old Town.Antwerp’s status as a fashion mecca is a relatively recent development. In 1988, six students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ fashion department traveled to a London show, where they got a lot of attention. Each one opened a shop in Sint-Andries, and now it’s one of Europe’s top fashion zones. As you explore, you’ll discover that many streets have their own personalities. For example, Schuttershofstraat and Hopland are where you’ll find famouslabel international couture, while Kammenstraat is better for trendy, retro-hipster fashions. If funky urbanity is your thing, Antwerp is one of Europe’s most intriguing cities. Compared to stodgy, bureaucratic Brussels, Antwerp’s colorful persona respects its storied past even as it embraces its bright future.



Business & Real Estate

Don’t feel obligated to pay son’s loan Dear Dave, Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but we’ve been paying on it for two years to help him out. Right now, the balance on the loan is about $76,000. We could continue paying it off, but my husband is hesitant. How do you feel about this situation? Patty Dear Patty, It’s not a bad thing if you guys decide to continue helping him out by paying off the rest of the loan. But I don’t want you to feel as if you’re obligated in any way. No deal has been broken here, and you haven’t reneged on a previous agreement. But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a young lawyer earning a living and paying off his own debt.

He can roll up his sleeves and clean up the mess he participated in making. If you do decide to pay it off, that’s an incredibly generous gift. In my mind, it should be met with much gratitude and appreciation. It should also be accompanied by a signed letter of agreement from him stating that he will never, except in the case of a 15year, fixed rate mortgage, borrow money again. In other words, I’d want to see some kind of permanent commitment and recognition of the fact that you guys have changed your family tree. I’d want this kid to be affected in a deep and profound way by this gift; so much that his kids would

also be affected in a positive way by your behavior and by his in the years to come! —Dave

To refinance or not to refinance Dear Dave, Is there a downside to refinancing your home often? Katrina Dear Katrina, There’s really no downside to this, as long as each time you do a refinance you lower your interest rate enough to allow you to recoup closing costs before you move. In other words, you have to first make sure the numbers work. First, calculate the amount of

money you’ll save as a result of a refinance. The way to do this is by multiplying the interest difference by your loan balance. If you have a $200,000 mortgage on a 5 percent loan, and you refinance to a 3 percent loan, that will save you 2 percent per year, or $4,000. Next, look at the refinance costs. What are the closing costs in order to refinance? If it’s $10,000, and you divide that by $4,000, that says it would take two and a half years to get your money back. If the costs are $8,000, it would take you two years to get your money back if you’re saving $4,000 a year.That’s pretty substantial! What I just laid out is called a break-even analysis. Basically, it answers the question of how long it will take you to get back the money you spent on closing costs with the interest you save.

That will give you the answer as to whether or not you should refinance again. So, there’s not really a “you’ve done this too often” rule. If you refinance three times in a year it would only be smart if interest rates have dropped significantly throughout that time. Doing a refinance to save an eighth of a percent won’t work out well for you. —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

Change bad habit before it creates more trouble Q. I know I have some bad habits as a manager, but I don’t typically see them until after I’ve created a conflict. How can I get ahead of these behaviors and try to stop myself before I create more problems for myself? A. There are three critical steps for change: 1) Pay attention to what you are doing. 2) Know what emotions you’re feeling. 3) Behave well even though you feel badly. Most of my new clients tell

me they have no clue why just being more aware of ineffective behavior is the first step of change. Clients tell me they just feel more frustrated and embarrassed when they become more conscious of mistakes. Of course, no one likes to feel worse before they feel better. Unfortunately, the price of change is learning to tolerate embarrassment. We all feel uncomfortable when we see ourselves doing something stupid, but we can’t stop what we can’t see. When you make a commitment to paying attention to what you’re doing in your workplace, you retire from the ranks of the working zombies. You give yourself the freedom of a choice because you get off automatic pilot. You finally will have the option to do what is most effective rather than unconsciously repeat your bad habit. Our ineffective unconscious habits are usually based on powerful feelings. When we feel mad, we pout, even though no one knows what we want. When we feel hurt, we criticize others, even though

no one knows we wanted credit for our hard work. When we feel scared, we control everyone around us, even though controlling everyone is alienating. Thus, when we become aware we’re about to engage our bad habit, we will run smack into a powerful emotion. The trick is to be able to stand the emotion long enough to think about the outcome we want. Bad habits numb out bad feelings because when we take action we stop feeling. If you want to change, you have to tolerate your bad feelings. Once you can feel that you’re sad, angry or scared, you can entertain thinking about your preferred future. If you yell, pout or control others, what will happen next? Is this outcome what you want? If not, you can now say or do something different that will help you get what you want. I will warn you that thinking about the result you want is not nearly as immediately emotionally satisfying as behaving badly. When we’re upset at work, we usually rationalize our bad habit by thinking that other people deserve to be treated badly because they have upset us.

We don’t usually realize that our bad feelings are our responsibility. Sure, someone at work might have upset you. But whose side are you on right now? If you’re on your own side, then do or say what will help you do well in the long run. Don’t let someone else’s upsetting behavior cause you to undermine your own success.

Last word(s) Q. I’ve had a serious reversal that has surprised me in my career. Is there anything I can do to get my career back on track? A. Yes, ask yourself what your hero would do, and try that. Heroes are just regular people who made good under pressure.

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





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 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 847-5888420 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. Active SenIssues 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). Bridge Players Needed – All Levels Come and join our social bridge group. We meet every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m at the Niles

Senior Center. For information contact Jaymi Blickhahn at (847) 599-4220 Men’s Club Meeting • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15. $5M/$7.50NM, advance registration is required. This is a SHOOT OUT meeting! Lunch is a beef sandwich, chips, and dessert. Women’s Club Meeting • 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, $5M/$7.50NM Lunch is chicken salad, a croissant, fruit and a cookie. Entertainment by Ron & Sandie will follow the meal. Cubs vs Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Park • 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, $62M/$67NM. Join us as we head to Miller Park to see our Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The seats are in section 109. Fantastic seats. Lunch will be on your own.

Park Ridge Senior Center The Park Ridge Senior Center is now accepting half-price memberships that run through June 30, 2013. Cost for a single resident is $22.50; resident couples, $34.00: non-resident single, $31.50 and non-resident couple, $48.50. There are special rates for those members 90 years of age and older. Call the center at 847-692-3597 for further details. Non-members can drop in and pay a $2 fee to participate at the Center. This is a good way to become familiar with all the activities. 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 847692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators. Membership dues Membership dues for the 2012year are being accepted. The dues are: single $45 resident/$63 non-resident and couple (must reside in the same household) $68 resident/$97 non-resident. Bring in a new member and receive a $5 gift card. Ask the

front desk for more details. Exercise class Jo Buck continues her exercise classes at 9and 10:30 a.m. Monday,Wednesday and Friday. This class covers a variety of movements including stretching, strength training and floor exercise. The first class is free. After that it is $2 each time you come. 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. • Bocce ball players gather just north of the Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Ken Hewelt is bocce master and will explain how the game is played. • Have you ever thought of tap dancing? This is a fun way of exercising. The class is at 12:30 p.m.Tuesdays.The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Morton Grove Senior Center

North Shore Senior Center offers programs, classes, activities, and travel opportunities for adults at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. You may register for all programs at the Center or call 847-470-5223. Volunteer opportunities Do you have great people skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at our front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Please contact Volunteer Services at 847.784.6052 for details. See SNEIOR, page 21


SENIOR Continued from page 20 Lunch & Bingo Join us Wednesday for lunch from a local restaurant and a lively Bingo session with prizes. July 10: Poochie’s — Grilled chicken breast sandwich, fries, salad July 17: Grazziano’s — Baked chicken ziti ragu, salad, bread July 24: Great American Bagel — Bagel sandwich, soup & cookie July 31: Pizano’s — Pizza & salad Mozart & Friends • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 Mozart’s music represents some of the greatest music ever written. Several composers before Mozart influenced his compositions - Pachebel,Vivaldi, Boccherini and Handel. Enjoy these five composers in a variety of pop culture settings with music enthusiast Bob Levi. Fee: $8 member; $10 non-member Ernie Kovacs: Video Visionary • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday July 10 Before his untimely automobile accident death in January of 1962 at age 42, Ernie Kovacs utilized to its fullest the vast video possibilities and limitations of early television as no other comedian before him had done. Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Milton Berle, and Bob Hope simply brought radio and film comedy writing and characterizations to our TV screens. But Ernie stretched the visual and comedic into surrealistic territories that inspired the next generation of TV comedians. If you’re a fan of Kovacs, you are sure to enjoy Michael Delany’s video presentation of the most creative of Ernie’s work. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member. Lunch & a Movie – “Les

Misérables” • 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11 Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Rated PG– 13. Lunch will include croissant sandwiches, salad and beverage. Fee: $6 member;$8 non-member. Yiddish Film East and West • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Monday July 15 The film-maker, Jacob Kalich, uses good-natured comedy to shape his portrayal of worldly Jews encountering traditional small town life. Molly Picon fills the screen with her hijinks and goodnatured comedy. NOTE: Silent film with Yiddish and English intertitles.. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member. Cell Phones for Seniors • 1 – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday July 16 The Cook County Sheriff’s Cell Phones for Seniors program provides a free 911 Emergency Cellular Phone to Cook County residents over the age of 65 who do not have a cellular phone. Sheriff Dart believes that every senior citizen should have a cell phone as an extra measure of security as they are driving, taking public transportation, or participating in outdoor activities. Staff from the Sheriff’s office will provide

information and distribute enrolled participants who do not have a cell phone. In addition, Mary Senn, Social Services Manager, will provide information on other free cell phone services for low income seniors. No fee, but registration is required. Sweden: Natural Beauties, Smorgasbords, and More • 1 – 2:30 p.m.Wednesday July 17 Sweden is filled with Nordic treasures: glacial beauties, melting snows, islands and farmlands, fresh salmon and herring markets, and the royal Changing of the Guard. Join Joe Cuniff for the cosmopolitan delights of Stockholm, rich Viking history, bustling port of Gothenburg, ancient lifestyles of the Laplanders, and the grand hall of the Nobel Prize are some of the things we’ll encounter as we view some beautiful film and learn about Sweden, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member. A Sentimental Journey: Big Band Favorites • 1 – 2:30 p.m.Thursday July, 18 Big Band is back! Enjoy Nora Drysch as she performs standards from the Big Band Era as they were originally performed, accompanied by a full complement of recorded background music. To get folks “In the Mood,” this unique program begins with Big Band instrumentals. Nora then performs approximately one hour of vocal numbers interspersed with Big Band trivia questions and door prize drawings. Sponsored by Concentra Primary Care. Fee: $8 member; $10 no-member.


Julia Child comes to life at program at The Summit of Uptown on July 26 Come and hear the story of Julia Child, “My Life in France,” at The Summit of Uptown, 10 N. Touhy, Park Ridge, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, when Lynn Rymarz, author and storyteller, tells us what led Julia to discover her passion for cooking French food and how it affected the rest of her life. There is no charge for the program and light refreshments will be served. In Julia’s own words, Rymarz will describe the French Chef’s journey into French culture and cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu. Sharing her struggles as well as her successes—including her own cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and her television show—she will tell you herself that she never would have

had any of this without meeting the love of her life, Paul Child. Guests are encouraged to arrive early or stay late for tours of the newly renovated retirement community. Those who attend are eligible for the Summit Guest Rewards Program which offers opportunities to earn rewards and prizes such as gift cards or lunch or brunch for two at Summit. Parking is available in the City’s central parking lot and the Uptown lot across the street. For a list of other entertaining events at The Summit of Uptown which is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing quality services to seniors, visit www.



News Briefs


Police catch man in lewd act at pool

Continued from page 7 under the amnesty even more will come into the job market further dampening employment opportunities. Can you imagine how hard it will be to move people off our record setting welfare rolls and into regular employment will be? Does the amnesty protect and secure our borders? No, the original amnesty of 1986 promised to do just that and 25 years later our border is still open. The new bill allows the administration to waive building a fence. First we need a border fence to be built like the efficient, successful fence that protects the border near San Diego. That means a 12-foothigh double fence with a road in between. Only then can we discuss amnesty. Does the amnesty treat legal immigrants and US citizens worse than illegal immigrants? Yes, it allows illegals to become legal despite breaking our laws

Melvin Turofsky, 69, of Niles was charged with public indecency after Des Plaines police responded to a call of a man in a sexual act poolside at Mystic Waters Water Park, in the 2000 block of Miner Street, Des Plaines, on June 27 at about 1:15 p.m.

Mosque to buy home of man accused in shooting Muslim Community Center in Morton Grove is purchasing the home of a David Conrad. Conrad, 51, was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm last August for allegedly firing a pellet gun at the mosque during Ramadan services from his home at 8601 N. Menard Ave. No injuries were reported from the incident and Conrad has been under house arrest while his case goes through the court system. The center has said it would


Niles Trustee George Alpogianis swapped out his suit jacket for a Jonathan Toews’ Blackhawks jersey before delivering a proclamation from the village congratulating the Blackhawks on their historic record-breaking season and Stanley Cup championship win at a June 25 meeting.

consider purchasing the home for $344,000.

Niles to use metrics to measure performance The Niles Village board approved setting measurable job goals for employees and using metrics to measure whether they met them. The results would be reflected in their employee reviews.

Mayor Andrew Przybylo and trustee Rosemary Palicki honor Susan L. Friedman (center), Niles Senior Center Nurse, who retired after 11 years of service.

while being here, including up to two DUI convictions, identity theft, or other crimes. American citizens and green card holders must provide a social security number when they apply for employment, why not illegal immigrants? E-verify already exists, but is intentionally not enforced. Our entry-exit system is a joke and people regularly overstay their visas. States should be able to turn illegal aliens over to the federal authorities and “Sanctuary Cities” should be stopped. This type of cooperation is pro-citizen. Worse, the CBO estimates that this latest amnesty will only reduce illegal immigration by 25%. I’ve only scratched the surface here, but there are real costs of another amnesty to our nation that deserve attention. We need to get immigration right. This current bill doesn’t do that in a simple, fair or transparent way. It doesn’t help Americans. Why is that?



Are you getting your eyes checked often enough? By StatePoint Media

Are you taking good enough care of your eyes? According to a new study,your gender and where you live may indicate if you are practicing good eye health. Women go to eye doctors 28 percent more than men, according to the 2013 Eye Health Index released by VSP Vision Care,

the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the country. Analysis showed that women, who are statistically at greater risk for eye-related diseases, make a more concerted effort to care for their eyes. The research also concluded that Boise City, Idaho, is the top city where more residents took care of their eyes in 2012. Boise

City had the highest rate of eye exams compared to any other city on the index for the past two years. Other cities ranking in the top 10 eye healthy cities are Sacramento, Oklahoma City-Tulsa, Wichita, Columbus (Ohio), Des Moines, Birmingham, Denver, Raleigh, and the San Francisco Bay Area. More details about the new study, along with eye care tips,

Community Briefs Battle of the grades Golf Mill Shopping Center wants to help support your favorite local school by donating new and unopened school supplies to the Center Court donation bins. The school raising the most supplies wins $200 compliments of Groot.

McConville named distinguished scholar at Rockford College Caitlin McConville, a resident of Park Ridge was announced as a Distinguished Scholar at Rockford College. Students attending Rockford College were named Distinguished Scholars for the spring 2013 semester who earned at least a 3.75 GPA

with no grades below “C.”

Oakton and Rush University College of Nursing launch partnership This fall, nursing students at Oakton Community College can take advantage of a unique partnership with the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago. Students in Oakton’s associate degree nursing (ADN) program may apply to Rush’s master’s degree program in clinical nurse leadership while still working toward their associate’s degree at the College. For more information, contact Gas, at or (847) 635-1833.

can be found at www.vspblog. com/healthyeyes. In addition to identifying vision correction needs, eye doctors

are often first to detect signs of serious health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.



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