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AUGUST 1, 2013

Vol. 57 No. 43

MEET PARK RIDGE’S CANDY GIRL Special needs child an award-winning artist, fund raiser By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter


ark Ridge is home to a remarkable 12-year-old artist whose work can and does sell for hundreds of dollars on a regular basis. And half of the money Candace “Candy” Waters generates from her art goes toward autism charities and awareness. Recently, UC Irvine Magazine used one of Candy’s paintings, titled “Mr. Sun,” See CANDY, page 3


Candace “Candy” Waters, above, recently had a painting title “Mr. Sun,” right, featured in UC Irvine Magazine’s “The Art of Autism.”



Morton Grove adjusts liquor license laws Morton Grove Village Trustees approved five new liquor licenses at a special board meeting while also making the process easie for business owners applying for a license. “The goal of these changes is to make it easier for restaurants to come to town by eliminating some of the red tape,” said Village Administrator Ryan Horne. At the July 18 meeting, which also discussed assault weapons,

the board agreed that business owners applying for liquor licenses that allow restaurants with a full bar to serve alcohol only if 50 percent of their sales come from food or other items, known as a class “E” license, will have lower costs and less paperwork. Additionally the board added two more class “A” licenses for full liquor sales, two class “C” licenses and an additional class “C” license for clubs. — Alex V. Hernandez, Staff Reporter


New liquor official appointed By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

The Niles village board approved the appointment of an attorney from the firm Schain, Burney, Banks & Kenny as the village’s new liquor commissioner. Linda Schain has over 30 years experience as an attorney working with municipalities. Schain was voted into the contract position 5 to 1 by the board. Mayor Andrew Przybylo, part owner of White Eagle Banquets in Niles and a liquor license holder, did not vote due to a conflict of interest. Trustee Chris Hanusiak was the only nay. He said that since there were no personal interviews of the candidates he would not vote yes. He also said that his vote wasn’t a vote against Schain, but a vote against a process that didn’t allow for personal interviews of the candidates. The board previously agreed that the liquor commissioner position should be filled by a

contract attorney, with a salary range between $150 and $220 per billable hour, depending on experience, and have a two-year term. Village Attorney Joe Annunzio was made the temporary liquor commissioner by the board and advertised the open position to compile a list of at least four candidates for the board of trustees to review for appointment. Annunzio narrowed down the 11 applicants to four serious applicants and then forwarded their information to the board along with his recommendations. Usually, suburban presidents or mayors act as their municipality’s liquor commissioner. However a new amendment to the Prohibition-era Illinois Liquor Control Act signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on May 6 prohibited Przybylo from carrying out this responsibility because of his part ownership of White Eagle Banquets. The revised law states that the mayor of a village with a population

of 55,000 or less that has an interest in the manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic liquor must direct the board to appoint, by majority vote, a person other than the mayor to serve as the local liquor control commissioner due to the conflict of interest. Because Niles has a population of about 29,000 Przybylo has recused himself from the previous board meetings that have focused on the selection and appointment of a liquor commissioner. In his place, Przybylo has made Trustee Joe LoVerde the chair at those board meetings. The law states the minimum requirement for someone to hold the position is that the applicant be an attorney. Annunzio also said that from his experience, the liquor commissioner’s primary duties are to attend adjudication hearings, weigh in on the ordinance and local liquor licensing laws when necessary and supervise the deputy liquor commissioner.



Niles offers tax incentives to attract Fresh Farms store By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Grand Golf, LLC plans to open a Fresh Farms grocery store in the space formerly occupied by Jewel-Osco at 5740 W.Touhy Ave. The Niles board of trustees approved an economic incentive agreement July 23 to split half the village’s sales tax revenue with Grand Golf after an initial cut to the village. The incentive agreement would be in place from 2015 through 2019. As Grand Golf would be leasing the space it would need to invest $12 million into the store and open its doors by Jan. 1, 2015 to be able to take advantage of the incentive. The sales tax cut should help pay for Grand Golf’s investment. According to Trustee Joe LoVerde this plan was over a year in the making, with former Mayor Callero getting the initial ball rolling. “A dark store is no benefit to anyone,” said Mayor Andrew Przybylo. He added that residents should be excited that the new Fresh Farms store could help strengthen the Four Flaggs shopping center. Grand Golf has another Fresh Farms at Village Crossing Shopping Center on Touhy Avenue at the Niles-Skokie border. The store has been open for several years and Przybylo described it as “a proven sales tax generator.” Director of Community Development Charles Ostman said that the first year of the

CANDY Continued from page 1 for the cover of their summer issue focusing on UCI’s efforts to help those affected by autism. Candace herself was diagnosed with autism when she was 2. Soon after, she began to revert from using a toddler’s vocabulary to saying almost nothing. She began painting after a teacher sent a then 6-year-old Candy home with some materials and asked her parents if she could paint. After she began to express herself through painting, one of her first works sold in a gallery for $100. “These kids need life-long care. Almost 24 hours a day, seven, days a week,” said her


The former location of the Jewel-Osco in the Four Flaggs Shopping Center will now be home to a Fresh Farms grocery store.

incentive, 2015, the village would keep the first $95,000 in sales tax receipts before splitting them evenly with Grand Golf for the remainder of the year. In each of the following four years the village would increase its initial take by 7% before the 50/50 sales tax split goes into effect, maxing out with the village taking $124,525 in sales tax receipts in 2019 before the 50/50 split kicks in again. The sales tax split is meant to pay for $12 million in needed

renovations, including at least $3 million for improvements to the store’s front façade he said. The Jewel-Osco at Four Flaggs closed this past March after its corporate officials conducted a review of store operations and opted not to renew their lease for the property earlier this year. Previously the village offered a similar tax incentive agreement to Tony’s Finer Foods when the store them moved into the former Dominick’s site at Greenwood Avenue and Ballard Road.

father, Robert Waters. “Painting has really helped her.” He said that while taking care of his daughter with his wife Sandy they realized that bringing awareness to other parents and helping to create a sense of community among families impacted by autism was something they needed to do. Prior to Candy’s diagnosis, Robert was a musician, and Sandy was in public relations. Because of the added responsibilities that raising an autistic child require, Sandy left her job to spend more time with her daughter. Soon though they began hosting “The Candy Store” on Autism One Radio. In the nine years since the show began, they’ve had celebrities, politicians and experts as guests talking about autism and raising awareness about

it. “The Candy Store” has even been featured on NBC, PBS, WLS and WGN and other media outlets. Most of Candy’s paintings are of suns and balloons, and her work is featured at Park

Ridge City Hall, state Sen. Dan Kotowski’s Chicago office and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s Chicago office, among other places. Robert said painting seems to have helped her motor

skills and thinks it’s been very therapeutic for her. And others. “She’s helping other people with autism with her art by fundraising,” said Sandy.


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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Demetrios Giannakopoulos, 29, of the 9000 block of Keating, Skokie, was arrested July 19 at Golf Mill Center for Possess of Cannabis Over 30 Grams and Poss of Drug Paraphrenalia.





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Valentin Villarreal, 29, of the 8200 block of Elizabeth, Niles, was arrested July 20 at Golf Mill Center for Violation of Order of Protection.


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Maisun Badawi, 36, of the 2800 block of Garrison, Evanston, was arrested July 21 at Golf Mill Center for Retail Theft.


Nadil Durakovic, 48, of the 3006 W. Touhy, Chicago, was arrested July 22 at Golf Mill Center for Domestic Battery.


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Jonathan Lukas, 25, of the 900 block of St. James Pl., Park Ridge, was arrested July 16 on the 900 block of St. James Pl. for Battery.


Andrew Smither, 31, of the 3800 block of Hachberry, Cincinnati (OH), was arrested July 16 on the 200 block of Sibley for No Solicitor Permit.


Jesus Rojas, 28, of 1200 block of Scarlett, Addison, was arrested July 17 on the 5000 block of E. River Rd., Chicago, for Retail Theft.


Lisa Burgoldt, 21, of the 5400 block of E. River Rd., Chicago, was arrested July 17 on the 5000 block of E. River Rd., Chicago, for Retail Theft.


Harigopal Moola, 29, of the 2400 block of Walnut Rockerlane, Herndon, was arrested July 21 at the intersection of Potter & Manor for Improper Lane Usage, Disobey Traffic Control Device, DUI and B.A.C. Over .08.


Morton Grove Joseph J. Kuenstler, 61, of Chicago was arrested July 20 on the 6300 block of Oakton for Retail Theft.


Michael A. Smith, 38, of Chicago was arrested July 22 on the 6300 block of Oakton for Retail Theft.


Andrew D. Poyser, 26, of Glenview was arrested July 20 on the 6900 block of Dempster for Contributing to the Deliquency of a Minor.


Richard D. Hanrahan, 45, of Chicago was arrested July 18 after being stopped on


the 7000 block of Dempster and found to have an outstanding warrant.

July 22 at the intersection of Dempster and Harlem for Driving Under the Influence.

Paul S. Moon, 26, of Chicago was arrested July 21 on the 5700 block of Dempster for Driving Under the Influence.

Jonathan J. Pelles, 23, of Winnetka was arrested July 23 on the 8000 block of Dempster for Driving Under the Influence.


Dwight F. Nelson, 42, of Niles was arrested July 21 on the 9000 block of Waukegan for Driving Under the Influence.


Eunwoo Kim, 23, of Hoffman Estates was arrested July 20 on the 5800 block of Dempster for Driving Under the Influence.



Trinidad J. Hernandez, 31, of Des Plaines was arrested


Abdul R. Mohammed, 40, of Hanover Park was arrested July 19 at the intersection of Dempster and Ferris for DWLS.


Mauricio Silva, 33, of Evanston was arrested July 21 at the intersection of Dempster and Oswego for No Valid DL.


Mun H. Devaney, 55, of Chicago was arrested July 18 on the 6800 block of Dempster for Revoked DL and Animal Cruelty.

Francisco Guzman, 28, of Hillside was arrested July 21 on the 6900 block of Dempster for No Valid DL.

Ionut G. Maties, 19, of Chicago was arrested July 25 at the intersection of Waukegan and Beckwith for Traffic Violations.

Georgi Georgiev, 32, of Schiller Park was arrested July 24 at the intersection of Oakton and River for No Valid DL.





Community Notes



Summer concerts at Oak Park until Aug. 16 Niles Park District offers free family concerts at Oak Park, Main & Ottawa, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday this summer. So pack up the lawn chairs and bring the whole family for summer sounds in the park. The concerts run through Aug. 16. A full concert schedule can be found online at

Niles Park District Preschool openings Resident and non-resident registration is being taken for Niles Park District Bright Beginnings Preschool for 20132014. Spaces are still available in the morning and afternoon for 3- and 4-year-old classes. Registration will be accepted at the Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard St., until classes are filled. For more information on the Bright Beginnings Preschool Program, stop in the Howard Leisure Center or call 847-967-6633 to have information mailed to you.

Tam O’Shanter World Championship of Golf Tam O’Shanter Golf Course will host at Aug. 11 outing to celebrate the 60th anniversary when Lee Worsham won the World Championship of Golf tournament in 1954 by a single stroke. Registration includes nine holes of golf, cart, lunch, commemorative towel, raffle ticket and contest hole participation. Outing begins with check in at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $40 per player. To register and questions, contact the golf course office at 847-583-2735.

Ice Cream and Pie Social at Niles museum An Ice Cream and Pie Social will be from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Niles Historical Society, 8970 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Attendees can have an ice cream sundae with all the toppings and sprinkles or a slice of apple or cherry pie from Baker’s Square for $2, or ala mode for $4.There will also be mascots around to amuse the children and those who enjoy their inner child. For more information, call (847)

St. John’s celebrates 60th year

Ostrega appointed to ethics board


St. John Brebeuf’s “Olde Fashioned Parish Picnic” on July 21, began with a Mass said by Pastor Michael Meany. The Niles-based parish held the event in St. Paul Woods in Morton Grove. The event was open to the entire community as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the church, which was established in 1953.


Maine Twp. Community Garage Sale Sept. 28 Maine Township residents can reserve space for the Annual Maine Township Community Garage Sale beginning Monday, Aug. 5. The date for all others is Monday, Aug. 12. Benefiting disadvantaged children and hungry families, the event will be held rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge. Spaces are sold on a first-come, firstserved basis while they last. Spaces, which are eight by 16 feet, are $20 each. Table rentals are available for $10. For more information, call Ed Beauvais 847-297-2510, ext. 270 or email Information is also posted on the Maine Township website at

Cook County landlords cannot refuse Section 8 The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted in May to amend the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants who are participating in Section 8 housing choice programs. Like landlords in Chicago before them, Cook County landlords governed by the Human Rights Ordinance who reject a tenant based upon section 8 participation will be illegally discriminating based


At the July 23 Niles Board of Trustees meeting, Steven Ostrega was appointed to the Village of Niles Board of Ethics. A Niles resident, Ostrega says he looks forward to serving with fellow Ethics Board members Tony Gaudio, Randy Greco, Matthew Lagodzinski and Denise McCreery. Pictured from left are Gaudio, Ostrega and Mayor Andrew Przybylo.

upon source of income. To put it another way, Cook County landlords cannot refuse to participate in the Section 8 program and those who do are committing a fair housing violation based upon source of income discrimination. The new law becomes effective in August.

Municipal electric supplier selected The Village of Niles conducted an online auction for electric suppliers and determined that Homefield Energy offered the most competitive rate, which is more favorable than the current ComEd rate to compare. Homefield Energy offered an electricity supply rate of $0.05316/kWh versus the current ComEd rate to compare of $0.059932. Homefield Energy also offers customers a 100 percent green energy option at the rate of $0.05415/ kWh. Based on these rates, customers who use about

Maroney honored by Niles officials PHOTO COURTESY VILLAGE OF NILES

Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo recently honored Patrick Maroney, a mechanic in the Public Services Maintenance Garage, who retired after 24 years of dedicated service. While he was well-versed in all areas of vehicle maintenance, his main area of concentration was the fleet of Niles Free buses, skillfully keeping them wellmaintained and running safely. Pictured from left are trustees John Jekot, George D. Alpogianis and Joe LoVerde, Patrick Maroney, trustee Danette O’Donovan Matyas, Mayor Andrew Przybylo, and trustees Chris Hanusiak and Rosemary Palicki.

12,000 kWh of electricity a year would realize a savings of about $81 a year. Eligible residential and small business customers will be

receiving a notice in the coming weeks via mail regarding the program. For more information, contact Homefield Energy at 866-694-1262.





Restaurant, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Great times with old friends and fellow musicians as Greg Fishman and I celebrate our 16th year at Chambers! Judy, piano & vocals, with Greg on saxophones, flute and clarinet.

SCORE Small Business Counseling (by appointment only). 9 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Take advantage of private onehour sessions of business coaching. Counselers from the Chicago Chapter of SCORE® will be at the Library to advise small business owners and start-ups with planning, marketing or financial solutions. The sessions are free but you must make an appointment. To set up your appointment online, visit the counseling page at www. If you have questions, call SCORE at 312-353-7724 or email info@ Held in the Library’s Board Room on the third floor, sessions begin at 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am.

AUGUST 1 Conquering Clutter: An Organized Approach. 7 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Get organized: clear clutter from your home or office; reduce stress, and save time! Professional organizer Randy Wickstrom presents a seminar on how to manage your time, space, and stuff. Registration is required: call 847-929-5101, stop by the Library, or go to calendar.

AUGUST 2 Drop Off Donations for the Craft Supply Swap. 10 a.m. The Homestead, 6400 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Donate your unused and leftover fabric, yarn, beads, buttons, rubber stamp, scrapbooking supplies, and

AUGUST 5 Niles Sisters Cities. 6 p.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles.

AUGUST 6 other craft supplies to the third Morton Grove Craft Supply Swap. The 2013 Swap, sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library, will be held at the Homestead, a senior adult apartment building on the northwest corner of Lincoln, Lehigh, and the Metra tracks in Morton Grove. Volunteers will receive donations at the Homestead on four dates (July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 3, and Aug 9). Come back to the Homestead on Sat., August 10 and choose from a wide variety of craft supplies. The Swap will also be a collection point for nonperishable food, toiletries, and laundry supplies for the Maine Township and Niles Township Food pantries. Questions? Call the Morton Grove Public Library, at 847929-5101. Concert in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Oak Park, Main Street & Ottawa Street. Face painting and a balloon artist will delight children while THE STING RAYS fill the park with a variety of music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s popular hits. “Till Death Do Us Part” A Murder Mystery Dinner. 8:30 p.m. Sopranos 2901 North Sheffield Avenue Chicago. The Murder Mystery Company, the nation’s number one interactive theater troupe, presents their award winning show: “Till Death Do Us Part”. Before the happy couple can pronounce their vows, the police have pronounced a death. This wedding truly is a nightmare! Can the hapless detective solve the murder and save this wedding? Tickets are $60/ Person. Mention this website ad and get your seats for only $45. For more information or

to purchase tickets, please visit our website @ http:// or call us at (888) 643-2583.

AUGUST 3 Drop Off Donations for the Craft Supply Swap. 10 a.m. The Homestead, 6400 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Donate your unused and leftover fabric, yarn, beads, buttons, rubber stamp, scrapbooking supplies, and other craft supplies to the third Morton Grove Craft Supply Swap. The 2013 Swap, sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library, will be held at the Homestead, a senior adult apartment building on the northwest corner of Lincoln, Lehigh, and the Metra tracks in Morton Grove. Volunteers will receive donations at the Homestead on four dates (July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 3, and Aug 9). Come back to the Homestead on Sat., August 10 and choose from a wide variety of craft supplies. The Swap will also be a collection point for nonperishable food, toiletries, and laundry supplies for the Maine Township and Niles Township Food pantries. Questions? Call the Morton Grove Public Library, at 847929-5101. Film: From Here to Eternity (1954, NR, 1 hr. 48 min.). 3 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second in command are falling in love. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift

AUGUST 4 Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 5 p.m. Chambers

Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. 6 p.m. Chambers Restaurant, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Jackie Allen and I reunite to perform our award-winning duo hits, as Jackie visits Chicago from her home of Lincoln, Nebraska---U of N. We will be doing all the favorite songs from our famed Chicago/Oak Park era, as well as songs from our CD, “Autumn Leaves,” and yes-- our “Santa Baby”CD too! A rare Chicagoland appearance by Jackie Allen, one of our favorite singers.

AUGUST 7 Connie Marshall & Johnny Gabor. 5 p.m. Chambers Restaurant, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave., Niles. When not performing or creatively putting together new material for the shows, Connie channels her talents into the recording studio. She has recorded three CD’s entitled, “Connie Marshall - At Last”, “Sway”, and “Inspired”. She was also featured as a vocalist on Frank Pellico’s CD and James Fernandez invited her to sing all of his “original compositions” on his CD. An educational CD for students grades 4 through 8, featured Connie singing songs in Spanish and English.

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 notfor-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, 847 696-0761. 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, 847-723-4765 or Dorene Wlodarski, 847-2962470. 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.

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Niles National Night Out Aug. 6 This year’s National Night Out is at Oak Park at Main and Ottawa. The event starts at 6:30 pm and goes to 9 pm. After 9 p.m. there will be a flashlight walk through the neighborhood. Activities at this year’s National Night Out include: • Senior Crime Prevention Scams Demonstration - this event will cover a short skit involving common scams, in which seniors are targeted. This will be a kick -off event for an upcoming initiative called SCRAM. Learn more at the National Night Out. • NPD Active Shooter Demonstration - After the events at Sandy Hook Elementary and other active shooter events, members of the Police Department will demonstrate how prepared the Niles Police is to address an active shooter to protect the public. • Self-Defense Demonstration for Kids - Members of New Breed MMA will conduct a demonstration aimed at children and how they can

protect themselves from an offender. • Fire Department Vehicle Extrication - The Niles Fire Department will demonstrate how they use special tools to rescue an entrapped person within an automobile. • NNO Poster Contest Winners - The winners of our Poster Contests will be announced during the National Night Out. If you haven’t registered yet you can still register by getting your poster in before July 31. • Distracted & Impaired Driving Course - Members of the Niles Police Department will be hosting an interactive driving course to demonstrate impaired and distracted driving and how it affects the driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Fun for all drivers 15 and up. • Bicycle Helmet Safety Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital will be selling and fitting helmets at a reduced price of $10 for both Children and Adults. They will be accepting cash and

checks. This event will is a prepromotion for Bike Niles event on September 14th. • Dunk-a-cop - Come join the fun and dunk a cop and the dunk tank. Members of the Niles Police Department will be in the tank. Here is a great chance to get them all wet. • Jumping Fire Trunks - Come and join the fun your young kids by jumping in this cool fire trunk-jumping pit. Bounce to the tunes of our teen DJ as he makes the sounds and jams for this year’s event. Additionally there will be over 15 vendors present including Niles Family Fitness Center, Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation, Niles Public Library, Niles Teen Center, ADT, New Breed MMA, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Boy Scout Troop 176m, Yogli Mogli, Niles Crime Stoppers, Target Team members and much more. As usual we will be providing hotdogs donated by Kappy’s, soft drinks donated by Coca Cola and Pizza donated by Nancy’s Pizza.

Des Plaines man charged with armed robbery to collect $20 By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Des Plaines Police charged a 22-year-old Des Plaines man with armed robbery after he allegedly pulled a loaded handgun on another 22-year-old Des Plaines man to collect $20. Joseph M. Silva, of the 100 block of East Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, was arrested around Silva 6:15 p.m. July 20 at the intersection of Mount Prospect and Millers roads after a confrontation five minutes earlier at a home on the 0-100 block of Fremont Avenue. Silva reportedly parked his car in front of the home and walked to the front door carrying a baseball bat and began arguing with a man at the residence, demanding the $20 he

claimed he was owed. The man told Silva he did not have the money. Silva then allegedly put down the bat and pulled out handgun and pointed it at the man. The man’s mother then confronted Silva, who reportedly also pointed the gun at her. The mother said she gave her son $20, who then handed it to Silva. With the money in hand, Silva drove away. Not long after, a police officer stopped Silva’s car for a traffic violations and heard the armed robbery report on his police radio. The officer detained Silva until other officers arrived, and the man Silva allegedly threatened, his mother and a witness identified Silva to police. Silva’s firearm reportedly had a loaded magazine and a round in the chamber.

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You are not defeated when you lose, but you are defeated when you quit. In the week to come, you will receive plenty of encouragement. You can tap into staying power to see a project through to completion.

Make powerful connections in the upcoming week. It seems your popularity increases when your passion is sparked by meeting new and original personalities. You are revitalized by New Age ideas and isms.

Knowledge is power. If all you know how to do is row a boat, you won’t have a clue about what to do when the river runs dry. Learn as much as you can in the week ahead to be prepared for the future.

You are torn two ways. In the week ahead, you feel eager to impulsively experiment and may take on something out of the ordinary. At the same time, however, your natural reserve may prevent you from going wild.

You have a passion for much more than fashion. Love and romance and the enjoyment of shared intimacies might be key elements for you this week. Give love a chance.

Your heart might unwittingly take a walk on the wild side in the week ahead. When there are interesting things to see and do - as well as people to meet - it is difficult to get quite enough sleep.

Chop down problems one weed at a time. Your talent for organization can be applied to your relationships, as well. This week, your attention is riveted on making relationships perfectly divine.

The more, the merrier. Since you are respectful toward others, they tend to respect you and will very likely include you in group endeavors as a matter of course in the upcoming week.

Romance, passion and love are gifts. But they aren’t like gift certificates that you can stick in a drawer and redeem later. Jump on any romantic opportunity immediately during the week to come.



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INSIDE: Carillon offers 27 links-style holes, page 13; Locals compete in Illinois Open golf tournaments, page 14



Kids get taste of big leagues at Cubs Camps By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, executive vice president and general manager, have been busy restocking the club’s minor league system, drafting and signing talent both nationally and internationally. But who knows? Some of that future talent—we’re talking several years down the road— may be right here in the suburbs, honing their skills at this year’s Chicago Cubs Summer Camps. Dozens of youths age 5-13 participated in the week-long camp held locally at Notre Dame High School last week. This particular camp is one of six being held around the Chicago area through Aug. 9. (Lake Forest, Riverside-Brookfield, Harper College in Palatine, Benedictine University and Evanston are the other venues.) Started last year by the Cubs, the camps feature professional instruction for all skill levels throughout the week, while each camp participant gets to wear a full Cubs uniform—cap, jersey, pants, socks and a belt—as he or she takes part in the drills and games. “It really sets a nice tone for the camp,” said Brendan Sullivan, director of the Cubs Summer Camps. “We do a little bit of everything each day. We keep it simple and try to get some good messages to the kids—simple but sticky. We want the concepts to be easily understood by coaches, campers and parents alike. There are a lot of teaching terms used repeatedly so they don’t forget them when they leave camp.” Derek Soerens,the site leader for last week’s camp, explained that those in camp spend Mondays and Tuesdays learning fundamentals such as hitting, throwing and

fielding at specific fundamentals stations. Minicamps also are held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when campers choose two positions they like and learn more about. “We also go into a little more in-depth game play and talk more about strategies,” said Soernes, a physical education teacher and athletic director at Marquardt Middle School in Glendale Heights. “We call it a spiraling curriculum in that we touch on those things over and over again, but then build on them as we go through.” Friday, the camp’s final day, is an Olympic and World Series Day. In the morning, campers go to various stations around the field and compete in games that test their fundamentals. Campers are divided into teams during the week, and those teams compete in a mini-series that simulates a major league playoffs and World Series format. “We have very high level people who designed curriculum,” Sullivan said. “We’re teaching the same principles that major league hitters, college hitters and high school hitters use. One of things we like to do is encourage the kids to go home at night and watch the Cubs and see their favorite player doing the same things they’re doing. A lot of principles are the same.” Nine-year-old Allie Zimmerman of Park Ridge,the only girl in camp, said she learned about footwork in the batter’s box, as well as learning the correct position that her right elbow should be in when she gets into her batting stance as a right-handed hitter. “I like the Cubs, and I also like learning about the sport,” said Allie, who’s going into the fourth grade, currently plays softball and would like to play softball at Maine South when she gets to high school.“I think it’ll make me better.”

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Allie Zimmerman, 9, of Park Ridge, takes part in a hitting drill at the Cubs Summer Camps, held last week at Notre Dame High School.

Allie’s 7-year-old brother, Pete, who’ll be a second-grader, said he liked batting and playing in the games.

“I get to play baseball, my favorite sport, and get to dress up in a Cubs uniform,” he said. Asked if there was a friendly

rivalry between her and her brother throughout the week, See CUBS, page 12



Sports CUBS Continued from page 11 Allie replied,“Yea, I think so.” “Not exactly,” was Pete’s response. “She always says that she’s better than me at baseball.” What takes place on Thursdays? Well, that day is set aside for campers to take a field trip to Wrigley Field in a major league charter bus. It’s a behind-thescenes tour which involves going onto the field, seeing the clubhouses … and, if the Cubs are having a home stand, getting to meet one of the players. The Cubs were on the road last week,so they weren’t able to meet a player. First baseman Anthony Rizzo has regularly met with the kids from camp throughout the summer. “He has been great supporter of program,” Sullivan said. “Anthony signs autographs, takes pictures (with them) and does a Q-and-A with the kids there. They get to ask him questions.” “The kids love it and get a real kick out of it,” Soerens added. “They’re gleaming when they show up in the morning, and even more so when they leave.” Park Ridge resident Joseph Russell, who, like Pete, is 7 years old, relished the opportunity to see Wrigley Field up close, as well as learn about its history. “I like what the people told us about the field and the Cubs,” he said. Allie enjoyed visiting the Friendly Confines, too. “It was really fun,” she said. “I think it was a really good experience.”





GolF reView Scott Taylor/Bugle Staff

The par-5 sixth hole on the Red Course at Carillon is sure to challenge golfers at all skill levels.

Carillon is calling you

Plainfield course offers up 27 links-style holes

When I was asked to return to The Links of Carillon, I was excited to play the course again. Last time I played I played the normal RedWhite course. However, there are 27 holes and I wanted to see what the Blue course was all about. So, the friendly staff, led by Jeff Yackley set us up to play the Red and then Blue course. The Red course opens with a par-5 that doglegs right. There is water straight ahead and to the left, so an overly long drive can leave you in the hazard. The hole is covered by a hill and it offers up a tough tee shot with a narrow fairway that is partially hidden. The second hole is a very short par-4 that gives the

longest hitters a chance to drive the green. However, there are bunkers in front of the green on both sides. The third is another tight driving hole with water to the right and in front of the green. A very long drive here as well could end up wet as I found out by hitting it through the fairway and in the thick grass right off the water. Hole four is a short par-3 with a two-tiered green, with water in front and right of the green. The fifth hole is a par-4 that has a severe slope to the left of the green and with the pin location when we were playing, makes a three-putt very possible. The sixth is a difficult par5 with water covering a long, narrow green to the right. I would deem it as the signature hole and very difficult. After a par-3, there are a pair of par-4s closing the side. Both are fairly short but have some

serious slope on the greens and the pin locations were right off the slopes when we played. After playing the Red course and thinking it is tight with houses close to the course, both were even tighter on the Blue course. The course opens with a pretty wide open par-4, yet I still found a way to land my tee shot in someone’s property. The second hole turned into my favorite as I reached the par-5 in two and made birdie. There is water to the right, but plays fairly short. The third hole is a par-4 with water to the right and the fourth hole is a rather tight par-3 with fescue to the left and you have to hit over a bunker. Perhaps the tightest hole on any of the three courses is the fifth hole, a long par-5. There is trouble to the left of the fairway and out of bounds with houses not far off the fairway to the

right.To make things a little more challenging, there is water to the right and behind the green. You have to play the par-3 sixth hole over water and then there are three manageable holes to close. It starts with a dogleg par-4 and then goes to a par-3 with an uphill green and then a par-4. The Links of Carillon offers a great variety of holes with different levels of difficulty. Many of the holes have water hazards or fescue on them, but they are all fairly manageable. My biggest downfall with the course remains the close proximity of the houses on some holes. If you have a slice, it can really get into your head at times as the houses seem to be on the right side of the fairway on most holes. The course was in great shape though for the most part. The fairways and greens were green and fast. Some greens on the Red

course has several ball marks on them, but it didn’t affect the roll much. The Blue course isn’t used quite as much and the greens were in magnificent shape. Carillon charges $50 for a round of golf with a cart every day during the morning and afternoon hours. It is on par for price with many other courses in the area during the week, but on the weekend it is a deal. Overall, the Links of Carillon should continue to be one of the top courses in the area with its strong layout and will be a course I will be sure to play again. Editor’s note:This is the fourth golf course review in a series of six installments. During our rounds we will be tweeting out updates. Follow Mark Gregory @2Mark_My_Words and retweet him to be entered to win a golf discount card. The hashtag is #Voyagergolf




Troyanovich set to defend IWO; Kinney wins men’s open The Phil Kosin IllinoisWomen’s Open returns to Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville July 31-Aug. 2. Among those in the field this year is the defending champion, Samantha Troyanovich, of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. The 2006 and 2011 champion and Symetra Tour member Jenna

Pearson from Wheaton will be back and is looking for a third IWO title. There are also several Voyager Media locals who are teeing it up this week as well. Brittany Johnston from Plainfield a former champion on the LPGA Symetra Tour is ready to make another run at

the title. Bolingbrook amateur and Neuqua Valley sophomore Jessica Yuen is also slated to compete. Minooka’s Mallory Carr, Channahon’s Rachel Herzberger, Rachel Oberheide of Park Ridge, Tiffany Boak of Woodridge, Liz Schwartzers of Downers

Grove and Krystal Garritson of Lockport are also competing. While there is a strong local contingent in the field, there are also golfers from Texas, Iowa, North Carolina and Georgia, as well as international competitors from New Zeland and Canada. After play Thursday, there will be a cut to include the top 40 percent plus ties for Friday’s final round. All of the golfers will be facing the challenging new look of Mistwood after its redesign.

MEN’S OPEN The men’s Illinois Open took place July 22-24 at The Glen Club in Glenview. There needed to be extra holes to decide a champion as Joseph Kinney of Antioch won in the three-man playoff over Dustin Korte of Metropolis and Carls Sainz Jr. of Elgin.

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Samantha Troyanovich is looking to defend her title this week at the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.

All three tied at 5-under par for the tournament. Kinney shot a 12 in the three hole playoff, while Korte had a 14 and Sainz, Jr. added a 17. Sainz, Jr. birdied the final hole of his round to get into the playoff. Vince India of Deerfield had the lead going into the final round, but shot a five-over par 77 to finish at -2, in a tie for ninth. The top Voyager Media finisher was amateur David Cooke of Bolingbrook. A six-under par 66 in the second round put him in contention the final day, where he shot a 76. For the tournament he finished even par, which was a tie for 14th. Joliet’s Chris Ioriatti finished at three-over par, which was a tie for 27th, while Eric Pick of Park Ridge tied for 39th at seven-over par. Plainfield’s Visanu Tongwarin and Ryan First competed, but failed to make the cut.



Home sweet home for Newman Ryan Newman joined his team owner, Tony Stewart, as the only Indiana natives to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, holding off Jimmie Johnson to win the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Sunday, July 28. Newman, from South Bend, Ind., beat four-time Brickyard winner Johnson to the finish by 2.657 seconds in the No. 39 Quicken Loans/The Smurfs Chevrolet. Newman became just the third driver to win from the pole in the race’s 20-year history, joining Kevin Harvick (2003) and Johnson (2008). “This is a dream come true for me,” Newman said. “I can’t wait to push my lips on those bricks. I don’t realize it yet. It’s a dream

come true. It will take a week or so for this to set in. Just a great run today. We needed this.” Kasey Kahne finished third in the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet, while two-time Brickyard winner Stewart was fourth in the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet. Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota. Newman led four times for 45 laps and took the lead for good on Lap 149 of the 160-lap race when leader Brad Keselowski made his final pit stop. But the groundwork for Newman’s victory was created on his final pit stop on Lap 134. His Stewart-Haas Racing pit crew completed service in just 11 seconds, while Johnson’s final stop on Lap 133 took 18 seconds due to a slow right-rear tire change on the No. 48 Lowe’s/

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Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans/The Smurfs Chevrolet, celebrates with his daughter Brooklyn Sage after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samuel Deeds 400 At The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2013 in Indianapolis.

Kobalt Tools Chevrolet. That helped Newman erase a 1.675-second gap to Johnson on Lap 131 and paved his route to kissing the famous Yard of Bricks after the race. “There’s definitely disappointment there,” Johnson said of his final pit stop. “But that’s racing – it happens. I’ve given away a few out there this year, too. Ryan was fast all day long. I can’t take anything away

from him. He was plenty fast.” So was Johnson. He led four times for a race-high 73 laps in a race slowed just three times by caution periods, but he couldn’t make history by becoming the first driver to win this race five times. Chevrolet drivers swept the top four positions in the race. Chevy has won 11 consecutive Sprint Cup Series races at IMS. Kyle Busch, who won the

Indiana 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at IMS, finished 10th in his No. 18 M&M’s Red-White-Blue M-Prove America Toyota. 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya finished ninth in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet, while 2005 Indianapolis 500 Chase Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick finished 30th in the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet in her first Sprint Cup start at IMS.

WEEKLY RACING UPDATE NEWMAN’S WEEK In winning the Coors Light Pole Award at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman, a native of South Bend, Ind., became the ninth driver with at least 50 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series poles. With a speed of 187.531 mph (47.992 seconds), Newman won his first Indianapolis pole, and joined an exclusive list that features some of the sport’s all-time greats. Here is the exclusive “50 Poles Club”: Newman won 11 poles in 2003, the largest single-season number of a NASCAR Sprint Cup career that began in 2000 thus earning him the nickname “Rocket Man.” This is the 12th season in which Newman has won at least one pole. Newman has won five or more poles in five different seasons. Newman’s first pole came in the third start of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May of 2001, at the age of 23. Pole number 50 comes in his 424th start, at the age of 35. He won 43 poles driving for Penske Racing and seven since joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2009. Newman has won at least one pole at 17 different tracks, the most coming at Charlotte (nine).

STANDINGS 2013 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 740 2) Clint Bowyer - 75 3) Carl Edwards -85 4) Kevin Harvick -92 5) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 124 6) Matt Kenseth -125 7) Kyle Busch -130 8) Greg Biffle -175 9) Kasey Kahne -176 10) Jeff Gordon -181 11) Tony Stewart -182 11) Martin Truex, Jr. -186

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

656 -6 -13 -14 -28

2013 SAMUEL DEEDS 400 RESULTS 1) Ryan Newman 2) Jimmie Johnson 3) Kasey Kahne 4) Tony Stewart 5) Matt Kenseth 6) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 7) Jeff Gordon 8) Joey Logano 9) Juan Pablo Montoya 10) Kyle Busch 11) Martin Truex Jr. 12) Paul Menard 13) Carl Edwards 14) Kurt Busch 15) Jamie McMurray 16) Marcos Ambrose 17) Aric Almirola 18) Denny Hamlin 19) Kevin Harvick 20) Clint Bowyer




‘Devious Maids’ a chip off the old ‘Housewives’ By Brian Lowry Variety

Setting aside concerns about stereotypes and socioeconomics for a moment, it’s fascinating how much “Devious Maids” from “Desperate Housewives” producer Marc Cherry and one of its stars, Eva Longoria - resembles their last collaboration, for mostly good and some ill. Set in motion by a mysterious death, the soapy series focuses on a handful of women struggling to get by, the twist here being their bond plays out during breaks gossiping about their wealthy employers, not cards or coffee. Terrifically cast and cleverly constructed, the show has “hit” written all over it - especially with Lifetime keeping niche score, as opposed to ABC’s broader expectations. The program is adapted from a Spanish-language series, “Ellas son ... la alegria del hogar,” and some of the cultural rifts between that show and the U.S. version are clearly apparent. For all the talk about the One Percent, Americans seldom consider or perceive the country’s caste system or class disparity in quite the same way it’s seen by many South-of-theborder neighbors. There’s also no avoiding the wince-inducing aspects of sexy Latin maids, particularly with five glamorous actresses


Show creator Marc Cherry attends “An Evening With ‘Desperate Housewives.’”

- plastered across billboards in slinky black dresses - cast in those roles. Although the series reserves its harshest views and most exaggerated portrayals for their Beverly Hills bosses, Hispanic groups grousing about

the premise sight unseen aren’t completely off base in their criticisms. Nevertheless, get past the title, and “Maids” plays like a conventional primetime soap. Moreover, the Latina-led cast and

telenovela-like situations should significantly bolster the show’s commercial prospects by serving as a major attraction to the fast-growing (and youngerskewing) Hispanic audience, already well versed in the overthe-top qualities of serialized fare on Univision or Telemundo. Plans for a bilingual premiere only make the marketing strategy more explicit. Cherry also knows how to plant a hook, with a maid’s murder in the pre-credits sequence introducing us to some of the characters, starting with Marisol (“Ugly Betty’s” Ana Ortiz), who takes a job in a nearby home and seems keenly interested in the murder. In her quest for information, she goes about the process of befriending her peers, each of whom have their own set of issues. They include Zoila (“Scrubs’” Judy Reyes), whose daughter (Edy Ganem) has a crush on the rich college student in the house where they both work. “Rich boys - they never fall in love with the help,” Zoila tells her love-struck kid.Then there’s Carmen (Rosalyn Sanchez), who’s desperate to leverage her job for a music star to launch her own singing career; and Rosie (Dania Ramirez), who finds herself working for two self-obsessed actors (“True Blood’s” Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show), and tending to their kid while missing her own.

The casting on the employer side is equally good, with the most inspired stroke being the inclusion of daytime diva Susan Lucci as the lascivious matriarch in the mansion where Zoila works. Although Cherry is essentially returning to his last great success, he does so at a moment where soaps are piling up in the summer heat (VH1’s “Hit the Floor,” ABC’s “Mistresses,” OWN’s dismal “The Haves and the Have Nots”), seeking to fill a perceived void left by the decline of the daytime drama. In that respect,“Maids” appears better positioned than most, at a juncture where Lifetime is already enjoying what feels like some momentum with series like “The Client List.” As for false notes, the show has done itself one disservice: By lensing in Georgia, it can replicate the opulent mansions of Beverly Hills, but not the exteriors, so most of the action is virtually housebound. It’s a small quibble, but one that felt noticeable in the two initial episodes, and might become more pronounced over time. Still, for a new TV series, time - and the prospect of a long run - is a nice problem to contemplate. And if the first pass is any indication, it’s the one happy headache with which these not-so-merry “Maids” appear destined to grapple.

The rich are active participants in their own voyeurism By Liz Smith Tribune Media Services

“Like other observers of the scene, I’ve been absolutely fascinated by how public the rich have gone during the last seven years.With their full cooperation, we know almost everything there is to know about them: their net worth, their incomes, how much they pay for their apartments, how much their wives pay for their dresses, how much their decorators charge them for the curtains on their windows, how much their parties cost, how much their florists charge for a bouquet of widely-open roses. “The days of the quiet rich seem to have vanished.” This is the late Dominick Dunne writing to me back in 1988.

I HAVE been working on my considerable papers, which cover 60 years of various this and that. These are all going to the Dolph Briscoe Center at the University of Texas. Mine will be in good company as the U of T has also the fabled papers of George M. Cohan, David O. Selznick, Robert De Niro, Woodward and Bernstein, Norman Mailer, Ann Richards and Gloria Swanson, to name just a few. And, I believe I’ll be joining my old friend Dominick there also. So, as I go along, trying just to re-read some of the old mail, I thought you might enjoy being reminded of Dominick. HE WROTE me the opening quote when he was defending himself from what he called “the Mortimer’s Crowd” back in the

‘80s. He was bringing out a book titled “People Like Us” and sent me the galleys. Dominick: “What has been passed around over the last several weeks to Women’s Wear Daily and some individuals, was surreptitiously obtained, or purloined and not a galley, as WWD claimed they had. Mr. John Fairchild and Mr. Michael Cody printed what they printed while I was still writing the book. I decided not to reply and get drawn into a fray until the book came out. Here is the actual book. “It is in this arena - how the rich really live - that I have placed the action. It wasn’t my intent to write revealing secrets of real people, and I don’t think I have done that.Although that is

what the speculation says.This is a book dealing with behavior. “There are three central families. The first is the Old Guard Altemus-Van Degan family. The second is the nouveau riche billionaire with social ambitions, and his wife - Elias and Ruby Renthall and there is the observer Gus Bailey and his former wife, the invalid Peach Bailey. “This is a Literary Guild selection for June, has been sold for a TV miniseries and will be excerpted in the May Vanity Fair. At any rate, here it is.” I SEE that I wrote the following note on the back of Dominick’s letter:“I read ‘People Like Us’ in a blind stupor. I found it hard to adjust to at first ... my mind kept shifting gears over all these characters

with their demanding names. But finally in its total grasp, I was like a bird before a snake. I sense the author’s pain here; the purging need to exorcise his own terrible ghosts. But for technique, this novel can’t touch Dunne’s superlative ‘The Two Mrs. Grenvilles.’ However, it has its moments. The movie for TV will be written by Nick Dunne’s old friend, Mart Crowley.” HOW quickly we forget! Some of you out there with better memories will recall that it is easy to find in this book, Dominick himself, and his popular wife, Lenny, as real as real can be. But isn’t this the novel that infuriated Jerome Zipkin? Hope this little trek down memory lane is not too archaic. After all, it’s July in America!



Business & Real Estate

Flying off handle when interrupted won’t create change Q. I am one that flies off the handle and there is a big reason I do. I’m interrupted so much that when I am trying to speak, if someone doesn’t interrupt me, I actually stutter. I’ve spoken up and it still happens.Any suggestions? I’m starting to hate my fellow human beings! A. You get results by realizing that people do not change behavior because you “speak up.” People change behavior because you have set a consequence that they don’t want. Flying off the handle will never be a consequence that leads to a lack of interruption. Realize that you are reacting in a normal human manner when you get to the end of your rope. Most of us either do a chilly withdrawal or a heated explosion when we have run out of interpersonal tools. Unfortunately freezing people out or melting people down does not teach others to treat you with respect. When you blow up, the person who usually ends up with consequences will be you.

You’ll be even madder when your supervisor ends up sending you to training for “anger management” or disciplines you. Since being interrupted has been a long-term conflict for you, consider having the following conversation with everyone you know:“I have noticed that sometimes I don’t finish my sentence, so you don’t know what I am saying. In the future, if I have not finished my sentence, I am going to interrupt you to finish. If this doesn’t work, I will end the conversation and come back later.” With customers who keep interrupting, simply interrupt them and ask them if they would like (insert result). Customers are calling you because they need something from you. Let the customer know you want to give them (insert result) and need to provide some information to do so.When the customer can see that your goal and their goal are the same, they will shut up and listen. To fix problems at work effectively, you must take responsibility that you have

to live in a world where people give us what we want because we ask pretty please.The real world requires us to take the risk to be more assertive and make it impossible for people to continue to do what we don’t like.

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obviously been the one needing to change. Blaming other people for behaving badly will not earn their cooperation.When your coworkers and managers see that you will repeatedly interrupt to finish your thoughts or walk away, they will stop butting in. Often when we are furious with people at work, the problem is we haven’t used our anger to keep trying new approaches.As satisfying as it is to blame others, the one with the most power to change is us.When we’re mad, we’re highly motivated to do anything that gets us what we want. I know you have discovered

that flying off the handle just hasn’t helped you finish your sentences. When you make it clear to everyone that you are now going to do things differently, people are put on alert that you will not engage in conversations with chronic interruptions. When you keep interrupting the interruptions or stop the conversation, no one will have the option to keep running you over verbally. I know it might not seem fair that if you want change, you are the one who has to shift your behavior. Most of us would love

Q. I just had a career door slammed on my foot. I’m depressed and thinking about all the ways I might have been able to prevent this opportunity from closing. Is there a way to stop obsessing about the past? A. Yes, when the door behind you has been closed and locked, the only way to improve your situation is to take the energy you are using to obsess and use it to plan a new future.

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

Giving gifts from grandfather’s wealth Dear Dave, My grandfather died about a month ago, and I recently learned that in his will he distributed his money unevenly between his children and grandchildren. I received significantly more than other members of the family, but I make $140,000 a year. I’d like to give them some of my

inheritance to even things out. How would you approach this? Kate Dear Kate, You’re obviously unselfish and have a really good heart. But honestly, it was your grandfather’s decision and his money to do with as he pleased. It wouldn’t be wrong or greedy to simply keep what you have without worrying about it a second longer. If some of your relatives are having financial troubles and you feel that making a gift of a portion of your inheritance will help, you can do that.With your income, it’s probably not going to change your life in a big way. My advice would be to look at your relatives and their situations objectively and see if something like this would really be a blessing.Then, if your heart and your head still tell you it’s a good thing, do it. —Dave

Pension solvency Dear Dave,

Considering the condition of the economy, how secure should I feel about the solvency of my pension? Crystal Dear Crystal, In many ways, this would depend on your particular pension. Some pension funds are very well-run, very solvent and are in great shape. Others are poorly managed and not the type of programs in which you’d want to invest any of your money. The biggest problem with a pension is that it’s the property of the organization. If it’s a union pension, it’s not yours—it’s theirs. All they do is pay you out of the fund. So if they go broke, you lose everything you had in there. If it’s a business that has the pension, that makes them the owner—not you. That’s the beauty of the 401(k). You’re the actual owner. If the company you work for goes broke or the union does a poor job of managing things, it doesn’t harm your investment. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying.There are good pensions and bad pensions, just like there are great managers and lousy managers. Just make sure you check into the

solvency of the program before you put your money in there! —Dave

U.S. currency deflation? Dear Dave, What do you think about predictions of a major deflation of U.S. currency? Steven Dear Steven, I think woven into your question is another question:What do I think about the predictions of our economy completely collapsing? The truth is I don’t believe for one second that our economy is going to completely collapse. Do we have some serious problems that should be addressed? Yes. Do we have politicians who are stupid and who don’t want to address these problems? Absolutely. But does that mean the world is coming to an end? Of course not! It does mean, however, that you and I need to demand that the people in Washington stop playing games and do their jobs.This ridiculous spending spree we’ve been on for years has to stop. —Dave





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 5888420. 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 847588-8420 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 847-5888420 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 Lunch to Benefit….Niles Food Pantry • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 or while supplies last; $2, paid at the door Everyone is welcome! All proceeds will go the the Niles Food Pantry. Lunch is a hot dog, chips, and a cookie Line Dance (4 classes) • 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 6 to 27; $10M/$15/NM Instructor: Fran Strain Join others who love to dance, no partner needed. Enjoy easy-to-learn advanced dance patterns in Country, Ballroom, Top 40, Latin, Swing, and more! Studies show group or line dancing is beneficial in aiding memory, balance, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. Enjoy line dance, fitness, & friendship. 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.

Niles Historical Society Ice Cream and Pie Social with the Niles Historical Society and Museum • Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Niles Historical Society, 8970 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles Enjoy an ice cream sundae with all the toppings and sprinkles or a delicious piece of Apple or Cherry pie from Baker’s Square for $2 each.Or have ala mode for $4. There will also be mascots to amuse the children and those who enjoy their inner child. For more information, call 847-3900160

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 2012- year 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 non-members. 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.

The Center for Concern Unless otherwise noted, all services are offered at The Center of Concern offices at 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310, in Park Ridge. For services that require an appointment, call 847-823-0453 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Preparation of simple wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and property also is available by appointment. Homeowners desiring additional income, companionship, or the ability to remain in their homes may wish to consider The Center of Concern’s shared housing


program. Residents are matched with screened applicants who possess a temperament suitable to shared accommodations. The Center of Concern also offers friendly visitors for the homebound, programs designed to prevent homelessness, and volunteer opportunities in the office and in the field. The Center’s web site is www. Center of Concern’s 35th Anniversary Celebration • 8 p.m., Friday. Aug. 2, Hodges Park, Park Ridge. Event will be held during Concert in the Park (“Big Band Hits through the Decades”) for pot-luck dinner and dessert. Medicare counseling by appointment • Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 20 Legal counseling by appointment • Saturday, Aug. 10 and 24 Alzheimer’s caregiver support group • 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12 Grief and loss support group • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 28; call ahead to register Blood pressure & blood sugar • 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24

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.




Wound adhesive reduces the need for stitches By Sue Hubbard, M.D.


Today many minor cuts can be quickly closed with liquid adhesive.

I was just heading out to grab some lunch when a patient of mine, who happens to have three young sons (brings back memories!) walked in with her youngest, who’d been jumping on the bed and bumped his head. There was a nice little laceration right in the middle of the boy’s forehead. This was the perfect wound that would have previously required a stitch or two, but could now be closed with a liquid adhesive called Dermabond. Fortunately, this experienced mother had already become a fan of Dermabond, and instead of going to the emergency room, she came by the office for a fairly easy procedure to close the wound. Smart mom! When Dermabond was released in the early 2000’s, it took me awhile to get used to how easy it made wound closure. Dermabond is a liquid skin adhesive that holds the edges of a wound together. The best thing is that it’s painless and can be used on small superficial lacerations. Even for a wiggly toddler, in most cases a laceration can be closed while the parent is holding a child still. This is

certainly not the case when stitches are required. Dermabond forms a polymer, which causes adhesion of the wound edges, making it the perfect for the “clean, straight, small” lacerations I often see among my patients. The classic examples are on the edge of the eye, the chin, the forehead or the scalp. In studies, the cosmetic outcome was comparable to suturing, and in my opinion, for those small lacerations Dermabond is preferable. We cleaned the boy’s wound, laid him down (he stayed perfectly still) and within 5 minutes the laceration was closed and a happy 2-year-old waltzed out of the office. Not a tear was shed, but I did have a little residual glue on my finger! The sealant wears off on its own in 5-10 days. Once it comes off, I always remind parents to use sunscreen on the area, which also helps prevent scarring. Happily, this little guy left while singing, “Dr. Sue said, no more little boys jumping on the bed!” Dr. Sue Hubbard is an award-winning pediatrician, medical editor and media host.“The Kid’s Doctor” TV feature can be seen on more than 90 stations across the U.S. Submit questions at

Explore strategies to ease child’s fear of thunderstorms By Tribune Media Services

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 8, is very afraid of thunderstorms. Even when it’s not raining he’s constantly worried about the next storm. He often asks me for the weather forecast and won’t go outside if it’s cloudy. What can I do to help him overcome his fear? ANSWER: Fear of storms is common in children your son’s age.There are several steps you can take that may help ease his anxiety. If you find his fear of storms does not get better, or if the anxiety begins to interfere with daily life, consider having him talk with a therapist or counselor. Storms can be scary. When a storm is happening, it is reasonable for a child to seek comfort from a parent.

For children who have a significant fear of storms, the problem comes not so much from a storm itself, but from the anticipation of a storm. That anticipation can result in ongoing stress and anxiety. As you describe, many of these kids are hesitant to leave the house if they think they may get caught in a storm.They may try to avoid outdoor activities. This stress can get in the way of other aspects of their lives, such as schoolwork, because the fear makes it hard for them to concentrate. It can be wearing on parents, too, as the children look for constant reassurance that there’s not going to be a storm. There are several things you can try to help ease your son’s fear. For some children, it’s comforting to know the plan for staying safe in a storm.Talk to

your son about what your family can do during a storm, even if you’re outdoors or away from home. Reassure him that you’ll do whatever you can to keep him safe. Knowledge also may be helpful. If your son is interested, find books, web sites or other resources that discuss storms. Understanding what causes a storm can ease some children’s anxiety about when a storm may occur. Just be careful that the sources you choose focus on the storms themselves, rather than dwelling on the destruction they may cause. Try to help your son decrease his “safety behaviors.” These are the actions he takes - such as checking the forecast that make him feel a little better, but don’t really do anything to keep him safe. When kids rely on these behaviors, it prevents

them from learning that they can handle uncertainty. As these behaviors decrease, children come to see that they can manage not knowing exactly what’s going to happen and things often turn out fine. As you work through ways to help your son handle his fear, remember that it’s important to be warm and encouraging. Never punish or belittle a child for being afraid. If the fear continues despite your attempts, if it gets worse, or if it becomes distressing to you as a parent, then it is time to seek help from a professional. The therapy used for storm anxiety consists of helping kids face their fear. It may start with simply talking about storms.That may transition to reading stories about storms and watching videos of tornadoes, hurricanes or other big storms. Eventually

it works up to the child being outside in the rain or standing near a window watching a storm while it happens. One of the challenges is that a therapist, of course, cannot conjure up a storm for a therapy session. Instead, making a plan and role-playing what children can do to handle a storm allows them to feel confident that they know what to do when a storm comes. Helping kids gradually face their fears in this way has proven to be quite successful in overcoming anxiety and excess worry. - Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic is an educational resource and doesn’t replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to medicaledge(AT SIGN) For more information, visit



Tips to avoid the dreaded ‘Freshman 15’ weight gain quick and combine carbohydrates and some protein to help keep students feeling full. Good options include wholegrain toast with peanut butter, a low-fat granola bar and fruit, or a whole-wheat tortilla with hummus and an apple.

By StatePoint Media

Trying to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15” weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size. In fact, the Freshman 15 is a myth. Freshman students gain only 2.5 to 3.5 pounds on average during their first year in college, according to a recent study published in Social Science Quarterly. But be advised, the same study finds that college students do gain moderate but steady weight during and after college. So stay vigilant about diet and exercise.

Be prepared “Stress, anxiety and homesickness can all lead to overeating.” warns registered dietitian nutritionist, Kristi King, spokesperson with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Before you snack, ask yourself why you’re doing so. If stress, anxiety or sadness is a factor, take a study break to

Cafeteria 101

chat with friends or go on a walk.

Smart snacks Late nights and stress can lead to bingeing, so don’t keep junk food on hand. Instead, stock healthy snacks that combine protein and carbohydrates.

Don’t skip breakfast “Breakfast wakes up the metabolism and provides energy to the brain and muscles for the day’s activities,” says King.“People who eat breakfast tend to eat less throughout the day.” King recommends that breakfast be

The dining hall can be a friend or foe. There may be high-calorie foods and oversized portions, but most universities provide nutritious options too. Opt for foods that are baked, broiled, steamed, grilled or roasted, while steering clear of foods that are buttered, fried or swimming in cream sauce. When filling your plate at the cafeteria, consider following the US Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate guidelines.

Alcohol “Alcohol is readily available and can pack on the pounds quickly if you’re not careful,” warns King. For students over 21, King recommends light beer and avoiding drinks mixed with regular soft drinks or sugary juices. When drinking, alternate

a glass of water between alcoholic beverages.You’ll consume less alcohol and fewer calories.

Exercise Regular exercise pays dividends, helping control weight, improve one’s mood and control stress. Many universities have excellent fitness centers available for students, but you don’t have to become a gym rat to stay fit. Instead of taking the bus or driving to class, walk or ride your bike.

Get help If you’d like help creating a healthy meal plan, or want tips for controlling weight, check to see if your university offers nutrition counseling services. Registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts, and they can help you ace your health goals. More tips to maintain a healthy weight your freshman year and beyond can be found at Going to college means adjusting to a new lifestyle. Don’t let the changes get the better of your health and wellness.



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