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SPORTS Summer kind to Hawks baseball Page 11

NEWS Energy savings available for Niles residents Page 3

Our Village, Our News

AUGUST 2, 2012

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Vol. 56 No. 43

“We are seeing a large increase in West Nile virus activity and this first human case is a good reminder that we all need to take precautions,”

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Illinois Department of Public Health Director

By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cook County

he Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed that a female in her 60s is the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2012. According to the IDPH, floodwater mosquitoes that typically appear approximately two weeks after heavy rains and flooding do not usually carry the West Nile virus and are essentially a buzzing nuisance. However, as those initial floodwaters recede into ditches, catch basins or other areas where water remains stagnant, a different breed of mosquito, the house mosquito, begin to appear. It’s these house mosquitoes that usually carry the West Nile virus. “We are seeing a large increase in West Nile virus activity and this first human case is a good

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News briefs Transit success Based on a newly released report from the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development (DePaul University), Park Ridge was ranked as one of the top transit suburbs for metropolitan Chicago. The report was a product of a year long study which resulted in rankings based on communities’ railway stations, walk-ability to downtown amenities near the railway station and transit use in the community. The intention of the study was to reward communities who plan and invest for transit-oriented environments and to build awareness to the importance of transit. You can view the complete report at http://

Elements Massage opens The Park Ridge Chamber board of directors, members, friends and family welcomed


Elements Therapeutic Massage to Park Ridge. Located at 33 S. Northwest Highway, owners Ralph Epifanio and Tom Peters hosted a grand opening celebration with food catered by Panera Bread and chocolates by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Chair massages were given to those present and a raffle for a free massage was held.

TOPS meeting The local TOPS chapter will be holding an open house on Monday, August 4 at the Niles Park District Howard Leisure Center, 6676 West Howard Street in the meeting room on the lower level,where meetings are held each Monday evening. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the meeting at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. For more information on this meeting, contact Sandie at 847 6917122. To find more information about TOPS visit www.tops. org or call 1-800-932-8677.

Continued from page 1 reminder that we all need to take precautions,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that about 20 percent of those that get infected with West Nile virus will develop West Nile fever. Symptoms of this include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash (on the trunk of the body) and swollen lymph glands. While the illness can be as short as a few days, even healthy people have reported being sick for several weeks. However, the CDC also reports that about 4 out of 5 people who become infected with the West Nile virus will not develop any type of illness, but since it’s impossible to know ahead of time if you’ll get sick or not when infected, precautions should be taken to not get bitten at all by mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus.

More Info The IDPH recommends using their three R’s to prevent mosquito bites: REDUCE EXPOSURE - avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn. Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut, especially at night. Eliminate all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, including water in birdbaths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old tires and any other receptacles. REPEL - when outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535, according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants. REPORT - In communities where there are organized mosquito control programs, contact your municipal government to report dead birds and areas of stagnant water in roadside ditches, flooded yards and similar locations that may produce mosquitoes. “Even if it does not look like there are a lot of mosquitoes out, house mosquitoes are stealthy biters and their virus infection rate is increasing rapidly, so make sure to use insect repellent,” said Dr. Hasbrouck. According to the IDPH, a bird collected in Cook County on May 16 and mosquito batches

collected on May 17 and May 18 in DuPage and Cook counties were the first West Nile virus positive specimens this year. To date, West Nile virus positive birds, mosquitoes and one human case have been reported across 27 counties.



Energy savings available for Niles area residents By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

While Chicago’s city council is still deciding if it wants to vie for cheaper electricity rates from companies other than ComEd, residents of Niles can now save money and get their energy supply met outside at a lower rate with the Clean Air Counts Energy Savings Program. Essentially, electricity is provided by Integrys Energy Services at a rate that is about 15.61 percent lower than ComEd currently offers when adjusted for the rates offered from June to September. of 2012. The municipal aggregation

program is part of the Clean Air Campaign, which was created by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, an organization originally convened by former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, that consists of 272 mayors from the Chicago region’s nine suburban municipal associations that seek to focus on major issues related to economic development, affordable housing, and clean energy. “I use it in my own home,” said Niles Trustee Rosemary Riordan Palicki, who would prefer for more Niles residents to take advantage of this savings program. She said that a couple of membership drives were held

when the program was first being offered and that residents can easily sign up for it by going online. However, switching energy providers will not alleviate the rash of power outages experienced this summer. While the program affects the cost for the supply of electricity, ComEd will continue to handle the electricity’s delivery services.

The program is open to residents and small businesses. In addition to a reduced cost of energy, participants will also receive four energy-reducing compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Those wishing to participate in the program need their current ComEd bill to sign up online at


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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James A. Felsenthal, 53, Chicago, was arrested July 12 in the 6300 block of Oakton for retail theft. The subject concealed a drill bit set and a box of candy and walked out of the store, past the last point of purchase without paying for the item.






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Calvin L. Wheeler, Jr., 21, Chicago, was arrested July 13 on Dempster and Menard for driving with a suspended driver’s license.



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Camilo Cardenas, 26, Morton Grove, was arrested July 13 in the 5600 block of Dempster for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Cardenas was stopped for traffic violations, and a smell of burnt cannabis emanating from the vehicle led to a search that recovered additional cannabis and paraphernalia.



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Judy A. Decker, 62, Morton Grove, was arrested July 13 for leaving the scene of a vehicle accident and leaving without reporting the incident or giving information.


Samia Aezaz, 30, Chicago, was arrested July 13 in the 8900 block of Shermer for driving with a suspended license.


Malissa A. Medina, 38, Niles, was arrested July 14 in the 6400 block of Dempster for driving under the influence.


Lukasz Walus, 21, Morton Grove, was arrested July 15 in the 8000 block of Waukegan for driving under the influence of alcohol.


Maria G. Viveros, 35, Des Plaines, was arrested July 16 in the 9100 block of Marmora for driving with a suspended license.


Allison S. Larkin, 31, Lincolnwood, was arrested July 17 in the 7300 block of Dempster for driving under the influence of alcohol.


Anthony Vorros, 41, Lincolnwood, was arrested July 20 at a business in the 7000 block of Church for criminal damage and criminal trespass to property. The subject was at the business after being issued an order to never return. Upon their arrival, the officers discovered that the subject had placed signs and writing on the building.


David H. Christopher, 54, Morton Grove, was arrested for retail theft on July 21 in the 6900 block of Dempster. Subject concealed a bottle of alcohol in his pants and then walked past the last point of checkout without paying for the item.


David Z.Talacha, 32, Skokie, was arrested July 21 near Dempster and Grand for driving with a suspended license.



Grzegorz Starlzowski, 35, Chicago, was arrested July

21 in the 5600 block of Golf for driving under the influence. Lias H. Cheng, 28, Chicago, was arrested July 23 for driving with a suspended license.


Carols A. Martinez, 21, Elmwood Park, was arrested July 23 for driving with a suspended driver’s license.


Pavol Hyrlo, 38, Chicago, was arrested July 24 in the 6300 block of Oakton. Subject put items into a cart and left the cart alone in the store. The subject then made a purchase of paving bricks.As the bricks were being loaded into his vehicle, the subject returned to the store and retrieved the cart he had abandoned in the storeearlier, bringing the unpaid items out of the store and putting them into his vehicle without paying for them.



Pamela E. Petsersen, 36, Lombard, was arrested July 24 in the 7500 block of Dempster for driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance. Subject was observed committing traffic violations and found to be driving with a suspended license. Also found in the compartment of the vehicle were prescription drugs not prescribed to the subject.

offenders had forcibly entered her vehicle while it was in a parking lot in the 9200 block of Milwaukee, and taken a purse containing $300, credit cards, and an Illinois driver’s license. The victim had been contacted by her bank and informed that two of her credit cards were being used at a retail store in Des Plaines. An investigation is pending.

Warren I. Hall, 50, Evanston, was arrested July 24 in the 6100 block of Elm for failure to provide information at the scene of an accident. Subject was involved in a traffic collision and only left his name and phone number, and failed to contact the police about the incident.

An employee at a store in the 7900 block of Milwaukee reported at 3:37 p.m. July 23 that two offenders, a female in her 20s and a male in his 40s, wanted to purchase a $200 gift card with a check. The woman presented an Arizona driver’s license. The store employee didn’t think the check looked authentic, and called for assistance from another cashier. The offenders exited


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Maine Township dedicates corner to late astronaut The public is invited to a dedication ceremony at the southwest corner of Dee Road and Emerson (Dee Park) in unincorporated Maine Township at 6:15 p.m. The Maine Township Highway Department will be dedicating that corner to Kalpana Chawla, a deceased astronaut, who died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster on Feb. 3, 2003. The ceremony is coordinated by Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano. “Kalpana Chawla is a hero to

many of those in our local c o m m u n i t y,” s a y s Provenzano. “We at Maine Township and the Highway Kalpana Department are Chawla pleased to help maintain her memory and honor her in this special way.” Other Maine Township officials expected to attend include Supervisor Carol Teschky, Trustees Walter Kazmierczak,

Laura J. Morask, Susan Moylan Krey, Peter Gialamas and Collector Mary E. Rohde. Local dignitaries from surrounding communities and emergency responders will also be present to honor Chawla who was the first Indian-born woman and only the second Indian person to fly in space. Born in Karnal, Haryana, India, in 1961, Chawla was the youngest of four siblings. From her earliest childhood, she had an interest in flying. To pursue her dream of flying

airplanes and becoming an Aerospace Engineer, she earned a college degree in 1982 and was reported to be at the top of her class. She earned a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1984 from the University of Texas. She later married a freelance flying instructor. Later, with a PhD from the University of Colorado, she started working at the NASA Ames Research Center in San Francisco. She did research on spacecraft and, in particular,

how air flowed around such craft. She was chosen for the astronaut program in December 1994 and was selected for her first flight in 1996. At one point in time, she had flown 252 times around the earth. She met her untimely death as part of the crew flying the US space shuttle Columbia that blew apart upon earth re-entry in 2003. The local Indian community in Maine Township will help honor this role-model for young women and young Indians.

Park Ridge to celebrate 29th Annual National Night Out On Tuesday, August 7, the Park Ridge Police Department will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “29th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. This will be the department’s eighth year participating. National Night Out is“America’s Night Out Against Crime” and

has grown from 2.5 million participants in its first year to over 37 million in 2011. Over 15,000 communities participated last year in an effort to heighten crime and drug awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement community partnerships. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch

(NATW) and is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Park Ridge Police Department. National Night Out provides residents with an opportunity to meet police officers, talk with their neighbors, strengthen the community, learn about safety and fight crime. The Park Ridge

Police have, again, organized a free, fun-filled evening complete with crime prevention informational booths, children’s games and activities including a petting zoo, dunk-a-cop, donut eating contest, train rides or just dance the night away with a DJ. In addition, take a tour of the police department or enter our free raffle for a chance to

win a new bike, gift certificates to local merchants and much, much more. The Park Ridge Police Department will be sponsoring this event on Tuesday,August 7 in Hodges Park from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights to support National Night Out from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


taken into custody and charged with driving with a suspended license.

in the 300 block of W. Cuttriss and removed three bicycles. Two were recovered by police, but one purple Trek bike is still missing.

without valid insurance.

suspended license, disobeying a traffic control device, and a registration offense.

Continued from page 4 the store quickly and entered a white vehicle driven by the male offender. Investigation is pending. Danielle A. Emmett, 20, 7171 W. Gunnison, Harwood Heights, was arrested at 11:04 a.m. July 24 in the 8600 block of Milwaukee. A Niles police officer conducting selective enforcement checked the registration of a vehicle in traffic in front of the officer’s squad car. The check showed that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was made, and the driver, also the owner, was


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Sometime between 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 25, unknown offenders used unknown means to damage the doorknob and doorframe of a residence in the 1000 block of N. Cumberland in an attempt to gain entry.


Derek Gordon, 37, 8100 block of Doverdale, Charlotte, N.C., was cited at 9:15 p.m. July 21 in the 1100 block of Vine for soliciting without a permit.


At 11:42 p.m. July 21, an unknown offender set an empty, unattended baby stroller on fire in a park in the 800 block of Talcott.


Overnight on July 2324, unknown offenders entered an unlocked garage


Anthony J. Matassa, 23, 1700 block of Park Ridge Pointe, Park Ridge, was arrested at 1:39 p.m. July 25 in the 1600 block of Park Ridge Pointe for driving under the influence, possession of cannabis, criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving


Raul Quiroz-Bahena, 29, 1500 block of S. Clinton, Berwyn, was arrested at 8:14 a.m. July 26 for disobeying a traffic control device, no valid insurance, and no valid driver’s license near Greenwood and Busse.


Sergio Estrada, 23, 2400 block of N. Lowell, Chicago, was arrested at 12:03 a.m. July 28 near Dee and Crescent for failure to reduce speed, driving without a valid driver’s license, and no valid insurance.


Marcin Laszczkowski, 17, 1900 block of S. Washington, Park Ridge, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. July 29 for disorderly conduct and disobeying the police in the 200 block of S. Vine.

Doris Moffett, 51, 1400 block of Kentucky, Harvey, Ill., was arrested at 10:21 p.m. July 28 near Cumberland and Belleplaine for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

Ivan Cardenas, 30, 1200 block of Medinah, Bensenville, was arrested at 9:54 a.m. July 27 near Busse and Greenwood for driving with a

William Ojeda, 17, 7700 block of Harlem, Niles, was arrested at 1:29 a.m. July 29 in the 800 block of Elmore for zero tolerance.






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Old Time Movies. Sundays at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Niles Historical Society. Come watch the films of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy.

AUGUST 2 Charles Dickens film discussion: David Copperfield. 2-4:15 p.m. at the Niles Public Library. A classic version of Charles Dickens’ most autobiographical novel. Worms and your garden. 3 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public

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Drama Club. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. For grades 1 and up. Get creative with acting and improv at this drop-in club.

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Guest Columnists

Who declares war, and why? The budget crisis has lead to calls for cutting the military budget. Everyday we hear stories of our soldiers, Marines, and Special Forces being killed in countries most of us have never heard of or visited. Before we debate the merits of reduced defense spending or “bringing the troops home” we should understand the nature of war and America. War has been part of the American experience since before her founding. This isn’t because Americans or republics are particularly warlike, but because human beings are. Students of history know from the Bible, through Ancient

Greece, China, Japan, Rome, Africa, Europe into the modern age that tyrants, those who wish to dominate, will wage war. War can be a great distraction from bad domestic policy as well as a means of plunder. Slavery is a direct outgrowth of war. Knowing this our founders were careful to divide up the war powers. It would be impractical to have a legislature conduct a war. That partly happened

during the Revolutionary War to disastrous effect. So the executive branch conducts war, but the Congress must “declare war”. James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, reported that the phrase “make war” was altered to “declare war” in order to allow the President to repel a sudden attack or invasion but not to start war without the explicit approval of Congress. Why that distinction? Congress as originally conceived created two distinct legislatures. One level - the House of Representatives – was to represent the common people and would be very sensitive to their wishes. Being elected every

The Olympics of our lives The Olympics are in full swing again. I’m not usually a spectator sports fan, but the Olympics are a very special event and I do enjoy watching the swimming and diving, and the synchronized swimming. Not all the participating athletes win medals, but they are all winners. It’s an accomplishment just to be there. The athletes in London aren’t the only people on the planet

setting goals and achieving t h e m . Following one’s passion takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Let me tell you about my passion for architecture, which was evident even in my childhood…and the

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Olympics of my life. When I was five years old, I can remember sitting at the kitchen table with my mom and watching her make changes to the architect’s plans for the new house that my parents were planning to build. I was fascinated with the blueprints and the idea of being able to design the spaces we would See OLYMPICS, page 8

two years and from an individual district in a state insured this to large degree. The Senate was comprised of representatives elected by State Legislatures. They were to be accountable to individual states as a whole and because they were not popularly elected they’d be drawn from the elites of each state. The hope was that between all the interests of the states and the people themselves America would be able to stay out of wars of limited strategic benefit. Elites wouldn’t want to take risks that would harm the economy and their position. They would also temper the emotions of the masses.

For their part the masses would be drawn upon for military duty and they’d resist. The goal was to avoid war, but not at all costs. America would face threats worth fighting. It hasn’t been working for some time. Presidents use war to further national goals, but also private personal needs. During his scandals Clinton bombed a medicine factory in Sudan, Nixon desperate to win Vietnam secretly bombed Cambodia, and Reagan ignored Congress’ wishes. Obama’s followed suit. The last time Congress formally declared war was June 5, 1942. Now might be a good time to learn why.

Letter to the Editor

Hats off to the drivers These (Niles Free Bus) drivers deserve our praise for a job well done. Their courtesy and concern for their passengers is most commendable. Be it for the disabled, seniors, leaders of children, going to library programs, mothers with

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strollers, or an array of people and places. It is these Niles Free Bus drivers that makes the slogan “Niles, where people count” a reality. Thank you drivers. Lillian Dresmal Niles



CALENDAR Continued from page 6 to prepare the fresh produce – including zucchinis – grown in a garden or purchased from a farmer’s market. Register at, call 847929-5102, or stop by the library.

Morton Grove Public Library. If you have made the decision to home school, or are exploring the concept, this evening of information will be helpful to you. Library staff will share how to take advantage of the library’s resources, and a home school panel will discuss Illinois law, different educational approaches, support groups, and more.



Charles Dickens film discussion: A Tale of Two Cities. 2-4:15 p.m. at the Niles Public Library. Discuss the Charles Dickens tale of love and tumult during the French Revolution.

Classic Car Shows. Show dates are August 10, August 24 and September 7. The Village of Morton Grove presents Classic Car Shows at the Prairie View Shopping Center, 6800 W. Dempster Street. Music by DJ Alexus James, food and beverages available for purchase including Nano’s Pizza, Culver’s Ice Cream and Buns Gone Wild. All shows are free and open to the public. For information call (847) 470-5231 or view the Facebook page: “Morton Grove Classic Car Shows “

ESL Club. 3-4:30 p.m. at the Niles Public Library. New English speakers are invited to join this conversation club to practice speaking English. Meet people from all over the world to share personal stories and discuss current events and other topics chosen by the group. Home School Information Night. 7-8:30 p.m. at the

OLYMPICS Continued from page 7 live in. My mom eventually gave those blueprints to me, and I still have them safely tucked away in my portfolio even after all these years. Some of my favorite toys were Lincoln logs and a set of little plastic building blocks. I used to spend hours building log cabins and houses with them. Some favorite games for little girls were Hopscotch and RolyPoly. Whenever my friends and I would play them, it was my job to draw the game on the sidewalk with chalk. I was always very meticulous, very careful to draw the lines perfectly straight and to print the words like “Sky-Blue” very neatly. I used to love to build tents. I’d build them outside in the backyard in the summer and in the living room in the winter. I used blankets and sheets - and the tents were complicated in that they usually had more than one room. My sisters and I had playhouse furniture: a little kitchen table and chairs, a refrigerator, stove, sink and china cabinet, doll beds and doll dressers, and, of course, dishes and dolls and doll clothes. All this stuff was in one corner

DJ Miss Cate cranks up the tunes for you to boogie down in the library. Register by calling 847663-1234 or visit nileslibrary. org/calendar. Kids Flicks. 4 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Screening of “Rio” (2011, G, 96 min.) in the Baxter Room.

AUGUST 11 Crafty Saturday. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Drop in to the youth services department to make a seasonal craft while supplies last. Straw bale gardening. 10 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Linda Kruhmin from the Talking Farm in Skokie will show you how to grow herbs, strawberries, and potatoes in containers, and even a straw bale.


shine. There will be activities for all ages including games, bingo, live music, and karaoke. Food will be available throughout the day at nominal cost. A catered pork dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. (advance ticket purchase required). For more information, call the parish at 847-966-8145.

AUGUST 13 Teen Improv Club. 7-8 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Come play fun improvisational games up on stage,or come watch and give scene suggestions. No experience needed.

AUGUST 14 & 15 Kindergarten Rocks! 6:30 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Starting school is exciting. For incoming kindergarteners, the fun is about to begin. Celebrate this big step with stories, songs, dancing, and snacks. Register at calendar., call 847-929-5102, or stop by the library.

Library. Screening of “The Grey” (2012, R, 118 min.). Workforce Investment Act Orientation. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Presented by the National Able Network. Register at www. Chocolate soda fountain delights. 4-5:30 p.m. at the Niles Public Library. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will work with teens to make chocolate pops and chocolate sauce for ice cream sundaes. Register by calling 847-663-1234 or visit

AUGUST 15 Scrabble for Adults. 2-4 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Exercise your brain and enjoy friendly games of Scrabble with other word-lovers. Drop in.


Bibliobop dance party. 10 a.m. at the Niles Public Library. Bring your family and friends as

St John Brebeuf Parish Picnic. 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the parish grounds, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. All are welcome rain or

Movie Screening. 11:30 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public

Movie Screening. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library. Screening of “Life, Above All” (2011, PG-13, 106 min.) Drama.

of the basement. Whenever we’d play “house,” it was my job to set up the house. I always took laying it out very seriously. My sisters and I didn’t have Barbie dolls. I think my mom thought they were too wellendowed or something so she got us Tammy dolls instead. Tammy was a teenage doll. I remember one Christmas that was really special because I got the Tammy house with all the furniture that I could arrange. Whenever we played Tammy’s, I was always more interested in setting up Tammy’s house, than in changing Tammy’s clothes. I also loved to play with my regular dollhouse. It wasn’t fancy. It was made out of cardboard.And it had little plastic furniture for all the rooms. I still have that plastic furniture in my attic. One thing that really bugged me about the dollhouse was that there were no stairs. How were the little people supposed to get from one level to another?! I remedied the situation by pretending there was a set of stairs on the side. I even estimated in my mind how much space the stair would take up and I imagined what it would look like. My mom had a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Each month I would look forward to the new issue because they would always have

“before and after” plans in there of some remodeled house. One of my favorite past times was drawing floor plans of houses.The rough sketches were not to scale – because I didn’t know what scale was then. And I was fascinated by beautiful staircases, so a curving staircase would always be the focal point of my design. Sometimes my parents would go looking at model homes in new subdivisions. I started a collection of brochures with floor plans. Eventually,I went to the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I went from Resurrection, an allgirls Catholic high school, to the School of Architecture where, in my class of 192 students, only 17 of us were girls. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were pioneers for women in the profession. It was a very tough program. By the end of the first year many students had either transferred to another major or dropped out of school altogether. After graduation, I began working and was an apprentice for five years. During this time I took several qualifying exams. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, I was able to start taking the State license examinations, which were held

once a year, for a week, in June. The ten exams covered subjects like structures (which includes steel design, reinforced concrete design and wood design. You know you’re in the right profession when you actually enjoy calculating the shear and bending moment stresses on a steel beam and then drawing the shear and bending moment diagrams!) The license exams also covered subjects like site design, mechanical engineering (that is heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), electrical engineering, and architectural history. The toughest exam was undoubtedly the design exam. We had to show up one morning about seven o’clock with a drafting board and all our drafting equipment. This was before computers and computer drafting existed. The exam started at 8 a.m and ran for twelve hours until 8 p.m. – with no breaks! We didn’t get out of there ‘til 9 p.m. We were allowed to leave our table to use the restroom and we could eat whatever we’d brought with us, but we were advised not to spend more than 15 minutes out of the twelve hours on such things or we’d never finish the test! And of course there was no talking allowed during the test.

They even had monitors in the restrooms to ensure this. I passed nine out of the ten exams the first time, which is actually pretty unusual. And I had to take the design exam a few times, which is pretty typical. Preparing for and taking those license exams made me feel like I was in the Olympics of my life. I can remember being in the enormous testing room in the bowels of McCormick Place with about 1,000 other people (the candidates came from all over the state) and thinking to myself that it was an accomplishment just to be there. And I can remember thinking that those tests were the hurdles I had to overcome in order to become a licensed architect. Getting my architect’s license was one of the biggest blessings of my life. Now I’m a licensed architect here in the State of Illinois and also in the Hawaiian Islands. I applied for reciprocity in the State of Hawaii and went out there to take one more exam. My license from Hawaii is on parchment paper, is handcalligraphied, and has an image of King Kamehameha on it! So that’s the story of the Olympics in my life. I’ll bet you’ve somehow experienced an Olympics in your life, too.


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H o ro s c o p e s


1 Shish __ 6 2008 “Yes We Can” sloganeer 11 ACLU concerns 14 Prefix with -clast 15 Group of secret schemers 16 Neighbor of Wash. 17 1956 #1 hit for Elvis Presley 19 Cartoon collectible 20 De Matteo of “The Sopranos” 21 Fat-based bird feed 22 ‘80s-’90s “Did I do that?” TV nerd 24 Having one’s day in court? 26 “Revenge is __ best served cold” 27 Mr. T catch phrase 31 Choir section 34 Cold War country, briefly 35 Chimney passage 36 Scratch or scuff 37 Ostracized one 41 Prefix with

metric 42 Recipient of a princess’s kiss 44 Suffix for nogood 45 Like days gone by 47 Cornerstone principle of democracy 51 Henry __ Lodge: WWI senator 52 Final stage of a chess match 56 “Sesame Street” resident 57 “Get lost, kitty!” 59 Adorn, as a birthday gift 60 Below-the-belt 61 Eight-time Best Actor nominee who never won 64 Musician’s deg. 65 Dodge, as the press 66 Address the crowd 67 Cellos’ sect. 68 Flew off the handle 69 Gumbo vegetables


1 Friendly term of address 2 Oak tree-to-be 3 Lisa of “The Cosby Show” 4 Easternmost Great Lake 5 Reggae’s Marley 6 Supernatural 7 Au naturel 8 Stand next to 9 West of the silver screen 10 Refer (to) 11 Dependable beyond doubt 12 Kids’ secret club meeting place 13 Dispose of via eBay 18 Morales of “La Bamba” 23 Jazz motif 25 __ facto 26 Cries of triumph 28 Totally gross 29 Luggagescreening org. 30 “Exodus” author Uris 31 Car radio button 32 “Tomb Raider” role for Angelina Jolie

33 Conflict involving a fake horse 38 Workbook chapter 39 __ for tat 40 Sang like a canary, so to speak 43 Mongolian desert 46 Out-of-the-office detective duty 48 Ebert’s partner after Siskel 49 Parented 50 “Do __ others ...” 53 Bustling with noise 54 Island nation near Sicily 55 Fencing swords 56 Shade trees 57 Just for guys 58 Formally relinquish 62 Per-n of Argentina 63 As well


Be an equal opportunity friend. Make an effort to be friendly to everyone in the week ahead. The people least deserving of your hand in friendship may need it the most and repay your kindness.

Enjoy powerful new contacts in the week ahead. You could be passionate about getting what you want in areas that have to do with career, finance or business - and even love. Spread the joy around.

Expect the unexpected. In the upcoming week, your tastes might stray toward the new and unusual, or you might feel an urge to invest in antiques or update your computer with the latest gadgets.

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.



Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • BATHE • BOUND • POLICE • FROSTY


What it takes to make Dad a soft touch -A SOFT TOUCH




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INSIDE: Summer baseball tourney a big hit, page 13; Troyanovich wins Illinois Women’s Open in playoff, page 14



Hawks rebuilding and reloading By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

The Hawks baseball team took a graduation hit this past spring that would cause most programs to buckle and automatically chalk up next season as a rebuilding year. Ten seniors, eight of whom were starters, said goodbye in June to a squad that boasted a 32-6 record and advanced to the sectional title game. Maine South’s loss in the sectional final, by the way, was to eventual Class 4A state champion Oak ParkRiver Forest. Pitcher/infielder Jesus Saavedra, pitcher Mike Virgilio and outfielder/DH Frank Perrone remain, but the Hawks’ 201213 roster is in the process of an extreme makeover. A new crop of Hawks—among them: Zach Jones, Eric Sons, Gehrig Parker Jack Touhy, John Cernigilia, Zach Hinkamp, Andrew Depkon, Bobby Pennington, Bobby Paddock, Andrew Bednarz and Caleb de Marigny—are vying to fill the shoes of stalwarts such as Kyle Richardson, Patrick Aloisio, Jimmy Frankos, Rocky Saavedra, Nick Mitrovich and Keenan Kelly. But if the Hawks’ performance this summer is any indication, next spring won’t be one in which Maine South will have to endure many growing pains. The new-look Hawks advanced to last week’s IHSBCA Phil Lawler Summer Classic state tournament’s Elite Eight for the second time in as many years— the only team in this year’s field to do so. They pulled out a come-frombehind victory in their opener over Wauconda by employing a signature ingredient of Maine South baseball—small ball. Sons laid down a suicide squeeze bunt to push the winning run across.

The Hawks ended up bowing out of the double-elimination tourney two days later with losses to Lyons Township and Joliet Catholic—both of which have won IHSA spring state championships in recent years (LT the 4A crown in 2011; JCA the 3A title in 2009). However, Maine South took both teams down to the wire. Touhy had pitched a one-hit shutout going into the sixth inning of the Hawks’ eventual 2-1 loss to LT. And despite falling to JCA, 7-5, the Hawks led 3-0 at one point and scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh after trailing 7-3. Furthermore, they came within a hit of tying the game since they had bases loaded before making their final out. Maine South played both games back-to-back in hot, humid conditions. “We went inside and rested, and I told our guys, ‘The first game’s over.’ ” said Maine South coach Bill Milano.“But you know what? We didn’t come out and lay an egg. We came out and scored three runs (vs. JCA). That tells me we were ready to play. We scored three runs against a good pitcher that had a nice slider and movement.” Bear in mind, too, that Maine South faced both LT and JCA without a handful of regulars. Virgilio hasn’t pitched because of back problems, while Hinkamp, Sons, Cernigilia and Perrone are part of Maine South’s football team which was out of town competing in the Under Armour National 7-on-7 football passing tournament at Hoover, Ala. “We’re missing a couple of players due to football, but once we have a full team, we’re still going to have a strong team for next year and we’re looking forward to that,” Saavedra said. Due to the Hawks’ strong

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Maine South coach Bill Milano has a lot to look forward to after a successful summer.

senior class, many of this year’s incoming seniors didn’t see much playing time in the spring, but they got in plenty of innings this summer. “It’s definitely tough losing all of our starters from last year, but we have a lot of incoming seniors and we also have a strong class that we’re looking for to come back strong,” Saavedra added. “Up and down the order, we just hit the ball well.” Parker is an up-and-coming junior who’ll likely contribute next spring as a pitcher and outfielder. He cracked a clutch triple in the bottom of the seventh that tied the game against Wauconda, and scored

the winning run on Sons’ suicide squeeze. Parker, a left-hander, was one of the top pitchers on the 2012 sophomore team that won the conference championship. He’s looking forward to moving up and helping Maine South’s varsity team. “I feel excited,” he said. “Every time you walk out on the field, you see all the people who have gone to the major leagues, like Adam Rosales and Brian Schlitter and it’s just cool to see.You want to be one of them one day.” Milano praises the players and his coaches for making Maine South’s baseball program the success story it is today.

“It says a lot about these kids,” Milano said. “They play the game regardless of the situation, regardless if it’s the state tournament or it’s the first game of summer ball. They just go out there and play good baseball. “It’s a credit to the lower-level coaches. Coach Jarett (Kirshner) our sophomore coach, and our freshman coaches, Brendan Smaha (“A” team) and Jerry Nelson (“B” team). They’re in those situations against the New Triers, against the GBS’s, against the Evanstons in those games in the spring. And when I get them, we’re all on the same page and it’s huge.”






Summer tourney a hit, thanks to late director By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Todd Lawler stood on the concourse at Benedictine University’s baseball field, keeping any eye on his 2-yearold son, Hawke, while at the same time watching the championship game of last week’s state summer baseball tournament named after his late father, Phil—the Phil Lawler Summer Classic.

BASEBALL While young Hawke—named in honor of Phil, the Naperville Central Redhawks’ pitching coach for 28 years—played on the concourse, occasionally pointing to the sky at a passing airliner, Todd talked about the pride he felt seeing the tourney continue to flourish two years after his father passed away. “It’s a great honor,”Lawler said.

“My Dad would be proud of this, that the tradition is continuing. It’s just a great honor; that’s why we still continue coming to this event because it speaks volumes of what he’s done. It’s important to us and it’s an awesome thing.” Lawler, an assistant coach at nearby Benet Academy who coaches alongside his brother, Redwings’ head baseball coach Scott Lawler, recalls the countless hours his Dad spent prior to—and during—the week of the tournament when he served as tourney director. “He was here day and night,” Todd said. “The funny thing is people don’t know … people get paid a lot of money to do this kind of stuff now, and my Dad never took a dime from anyone or anything. “He just wanted to do it and expose these kids to a better life, either to college recruiting, getting these kids into college,

getting that scholarship, putting together that prospect list, which I’m telling you, that was a job in itself. You look at what’s out there (today). These lists cost so much money now. He never made a dime off of it.” That list Todd is referring to was called the“Prospect List”—a comprehensive list Phil put together every year containing the best seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshman players in the state. Players and coaches—particularly college coaches—eagerly awaited the list, which was released at the first game of the summer tourney. “He interviewed every coach he could,” Todd said. “He’d call all the coaches and say, ‘Hey, give me your best players. We want to let the nation know who these players are because we want to expose these kids to get them to college and play

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Maine South and Jake Pedrelli made it to the final eight of the Phil Lawler Summer Baseball Classic.

college baseball.’ That was kind of a cool thing he put together. “My Dad was such a visionary with things like that list. Now you see those lists everywhere. He did everything of his free will and his free time and he’s just a great man. Just to have his name associated with it (the summer tournament) is a proud

thing.” John Fitzgerald, the head baseball coach at North Central College, which hosts the Phil Lawler Summer Classic each year along with BU, says he became involved in the tournament shortly after assuming the NCC See SUMMER, page 15




Troyanovich wins Illinois Women’s Open By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

With a remodeled Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, the Illinois Women’s Open figured to be wide open, especially for the newcomers. That was the case when it all came to a close Friday with three women battling in a playoff and two finishing just one shot behind.


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Samantha Troyanovich birdied the first playoff hole to win the Illinois Women’s Open.

Two of the three in the playoff were first timers, including the winner, Samantha Troyanovich, of Grosse Point Shores, Michigan. “The golf course looks great,” Troyanovich said. “I think I got a pretty good feel for it. I think it kind of leveled the playing field, but we’ll never know.” Troyanovich was in the fourthto-last group, three shots off the lead entering the final round where she shot a three-under par 69, good for a 215 (-1) three-day total. “I felt the golf course suited me well,” said Troyanovich, who just finished her undergrad at Tulane. “I hit my driver a long way so I had wedges in on a lot of holes. I controlled the ball pretty well.” She birdied the par-5 third hole in the first hole of the sudden death playoff to win after just coming up short of the green in two and chipping to four feet. “It’s my first victory and to birdie the hole in a playoff is unbelievable,” Troyanovich said. “I was really happy with how I played today. Everything just kind of came together. I didn’t look at the scoreboard at all. I had no idea where I stood and on the last hole I made about a 10-foot putt to save par and that got me in the playoff. I had no idea how big that putt was. It was probably good that I didn’t know.” Also competing in the playoff were Samantha Postillion of Burr Ridge and Lauren Mielbrecht of Gulf Stream, Florida. Postillion,the daughter of threetime winner Kerry Postillion, also fired a 69 in the final round, but left a long third shot on the playoff hole. “I had a downhill lie and I had an uphill shot, so I hit a 7-wood and it landed in the bunker and got out of it, thank God,” Postillion said. I still hit a decent shot in, but if I would have put the drive in a

better position from the start, I would have been fine.” “I’m very happy, my 69 ties what my lowest competitive round is. Hopefully I can break that and start shooting 68s. I was nervous the whole last few holes and the playoff because I knew I was right in there.” Mielbrecht was a first-time competitor and took home $5,000 for winning the low pro title. She had a five-foot putt for birdie on the 18th hole to win, but missed. She shot a 70 in the final round. “This is the largest purse they’ve ever had and I’m honored to win it, but that’s not why I’m playing,” Mielbrecht stated. “At the end of the day I wanted the trophy. I would trade the money for the trophy. I knew it was a big putt. I didn’t know if it was to tie or to win.” Brittany Johnston of Akron, Ohio and Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor each finished one shot off the playoff and both had several chances to at least be a part of the playoff. Johnston had a three-putt bogey on 16 but came back to birdie 17 before missing a birdie putt on the 18th. Armstrong had five birdies en route to a 32 on the front nine to put herself in contention, but doubled the short 10th hole and found the water off the tee on the 15th, although she recovered to make bogey. Those making their first appearance to the IWO enjoyed it and hope to make it back to Mistwood again next year. “I never saw it before the renovation, but with what they are doing, it is going to be very nice,” Mielbrecht said of Mistwood. “I hope to come back again. It’s a nice area and the people are great. They do a phenomenal job.” The lone Voyager Media local to make the cut was Minooka’s Mallory Carr. Carr shot rounds of 77-76-81 to shoot a 234, good for a tie for 28th. Other locals who competed were Tyra Frederick of Lockport (166), Colleen Mahoney of Downers Grove (170), Carly Shapiro of Lockport (170), Krystal Garritson of Lockport (172), Rachel Oberheide of Park Ridge (180), Liz Schwartzers of Downers Grove (197) and Helene Ault of Downers Grove (219).




Toole has chance to show he means it Heading back to 2008, Jamie Toole has been blamed for the failure of both the South Coast WIDE RIGHT League where by Mark Gregory he was CEO and the Joliet JackHammers, where he served as GM their final season. Through it all, while he admits to failures, Toole has maintained a separation between his position and being the owner. “We all make mistakes,” Toole said.“In this business you make them in a fish bowl. But I wasn’t the owner. When people throw darts, they throw them at who they see.” Toole again finds himself in a fish bowl, as the two teams he owned in the Midwest Collegiate League, the Will County CrackerJacks and the Illinois Lincolns of Will County, both resigned from the league with one week left to play in the season last week. The teams were set to play against each other to finish out the rest of the season, but players were recruited to play with other teams in the league, leaving not enough players to maintain the schedule. The dispute over why exactly the teams left – Toole clams philosophical differences, while the League blames finances – will more than likely end up being decided by lawyers or judges, but there is one thing that is not up for dispute – this is Toole’s chance at redemption. This time there is no one else to blame. This time he is the owner. This time he can’t hide. Toole doesn’t seem ready to hide, as he has already issued a motto for the 2013 CrackerJacks

as ‘Rise Up’, indicating the team will compete next season. He also says he firmly plans to repay all vendors and league fees owed by his two teams. Repayment in full would be a lot different than what happened when the South Coast League and the ‘Hammers went under. While making several phone calls that spanned Georgia to California to Pennsylvania to Illinois, there is one thing that is unarguable about the SCL and the JackHammers – there were a lot of people hurt and a lot of money unpaid in the wake of those two going under while Toole was in the highest managerial position. Many of those people blame Toole with a rare disgust and ire. “He needs to go dig a ditch for a living, because he can’t run a league or team,” said Ric Sissler, a former GM in the SCL. “How many people have to get screwed? Wherever he goes he leaves all kinds of trouble and misery. He leaves a wake of disaster and gives baseball a bad name.” However, there are people who were deeply impacted who blame the ownership groups above Toole and believe his hands were tied. “I went weeks and weeks without getting paid (in the SCL),” said field manager Chad Parker, who followed Toole from Georgia to Joliet and was the final manager of the ‘Hammers. “But I know it wasn’t Jamie’s fault. He didn’t have the funds to release and the place where the funds were supposed to come from didn’t give them to him.” This time, there is no one else. His name has been called, he is up to bat and there are two ways it can go.

If Toole walks away from the MCL dispute not owing a penny to a vendor and squaring up with the League, he can round the bases with his head up and

maintain things would have been different if he had been the owner elsewhere. If he balks on his responsibilities and leaves

more carnage in the failure of a franchise, then it one, two, three strikes he’s out. Play ball!


in the summer. “I know they put a lot of work in to make sure this something special for the kids. From a college standpoint, I think it’s a great opportunity not only to get kids on our campus but to see some of the better teams (in Illinois) here. I think for the kids it’s nice to have something to play for as opposed to just the travel ball aspect.” The tourney has grown from

16 schools in 1976 to 149 this summer—the 37th year that the Phil Lawler Summer Classic has been held. Phil was the tournament director for 25 of those years. George Ushela, head coach of this year’s champion, Lyons Township, explains that the Phil Lawler Summer Classic can arguably be more of a challenge for teams than playing in the IHSA’s annual

postseason tourney each spring because the summer format requires squads to utilize more pitchers. “I enjoy this summer tournament partly because pitching depth is a big part of it,” Ushela said. “Last week, all of these eight teams had to play four games in four days (to decide regional championships). In the spring it can be a twopitcher tournament because

you play Wednesday or Thursday and Saturday. “The offense stays the same, but you’ve got to play four days in a row. So it’s grueling, plus there’s a lot of heat and you don’t have time to practice. We’ve won the spring a couple of times and we’ve won this. I’ve always told our kids that it’s special whichever one you’re in.”

Continued from page 13 post five years ago. “Actually my first day on this job was the opening round back in 2007,” Fitzgerald said. “I had worked with Scott Lawler, the Benet head coach. I knew Phil for years and I think this is a great thing to do

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Former Chicago Cub Bobby Dernier was a coach with the Will County CrackerJacks, which resigned form the Midwest Collegiate League.



Heritage Bluffs offers unique topography By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

With it being a little bit south of Joliet, Heritage Bluffs Golf Course is sometimes forgotten about. It shouldn’t be. The golf course is one of the most unique in the area, offering a variety of different types of holes to play, all for a good cost. The first hole is more of a links style hole with fescue to the left and other than that pretty straightforward with bunkers. But going to the second hole, one would feel he or she is on a totally different golf course. The tee sits on a bluff and the green is some 50 feet below the tee box, with plenty of driving room. After a short and narrow par five with water, there is a straightforward par four and a par three with a slightly elevated green. One of the best holes on the course is the par-4 seventh. While it isn’t relatively long, it has a sharp dogleg right and a long drive can end up in the woods or swamp. The treeline makes it a pretty hole in the fall. After another par-3, the ninth hole is a long par-5 with out of bounds to the right and a hilly terrain around the green. The 10th hole (which we started on that day) is another tight dogleg right where the water can again come into play for a long drive. The approach shot is played to an elevated green. There is another dogleg right

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Heritage Bluffs Golf Course in Channahon offers a beach to the right of the 15th green.

on the par-5 11th hole. This is a long hole that requires accurate shot-making. After a few straightforward holes, there is a great closing stretch of four holes. The 15th hole is a dogleg right again and there are trees and water on the right side. The second shot plays a little uphill with a beach bunker on the right guarding the water and the green. That same water hazard also comes into play on the par-3 16th hole, making it a

very photogenic two holes. There is one more slight dogleg to finish on the 18th hole. It is another photogenic hole that is tight with a creek off the tee. It demands accurate shooting and plays up to the clubhouse. Heritage is also a unique course based on the proximity of the holes to one another. It is quite easy to land on a different fairway and a lot of the holes are right next to each other on opposite nines.

Despite a lack of rain, the course was in great shape. The rough was still flush and the greens and fairways were both green and rolled well. The only negative thing noticed was a lot of ball marks on the greens. This isn’t totally the fault of the course as a lot of players aren’t doing their job of replacing ball marks. However, a lot of those holes were filled with sand mix, so the course is trying to take care of that issue. As a course that costs just

$52 during the week for 18 holes with a cart, Heritage Bluffs is well worth its cost. It is a challenging course, but not overly difficult where it is hard to play for the intermediate golfer. It is more challenging than normal courses for those in their first time out due to a lot of the doglegs and elevation changes. This is a course that is well worth the travel, even from the Niles and Downers Grove areas.




Croatia’s past lives on in modern-day Split While most of Croatia’s coastal towns seem tailor-made for tourism, Split is real and vibrant. Lounging alongside the Adriatic Sea on the famed Dalmatian Coast, Split is Croatia’s second-largest city (after capital Zagreb), making it a bustling metropolis, serious port city, major transit hub, and top sightseeing destination, all rolled into one. Split has all the trappings of a modern city. But a close look at the surviving facade of the Roman palace fronting its harbor reveals its ancient roots. In the fourth century A.D., when the Roman Emperor Diocletian retired, he built a vast residence for his golden years here in his native Dalmatia. When Rome fell, the palace was abandoned. Eventually, a medieval town sprouted from its abandoned shell. And, to this day, the maze of narrow alleys - literally Diocletian’s hallways at one point in time - makes up the core of Split.Today’s residents are actually living in a Roman emperor’s palace. Back in its heyday, the harbor

front was D i o c l e t i a n ’s back door. There was no embankment in front of the palace, so the water came right up to the door - sort of an emergency exit by boat. Just inside this gate, visitors can explore a labyrinth of cellars that once supported the palace. Rediscovered only in the last century, the cellars enabled archaeologists to derive the floor plan of some of the palace’s longgone upper sections. From the cellars, a grand underground hallway,now used as a shopping arcade, leads outside to the Peristyle (Split’s main square) and Diocletian’s vestibule, the dramatically domed entryway to the emperor’s private rooms. These days, this grand space is often home to an all-male band of a cappella singers performing klapa - the quintessential Dalmatian folk music. These songs of seafaring

life, of loves lost and loves found, stir the souls of Croatians and visitors alike. Overlooking the Peristyle, Diocletian’s mausoleum once dominated the center of the palace complex. Much of the original Roman building survives, including the impressive dome, columns and capitals, and fine carved reliefs. Diocletian was notorious for persecuting Christians. But a thousand years ago,his mausoleum was converted into the Cathedral of St. Dominus. And so, ironically, what Diocletian built to glorify his memory is used instead to remember his victims. A few steps away is a temple dedicated to Jupiter. Roman emperors often made themselves gods. Diocletian was Jovius, son of the top god, Jupiter. People kissed his robe; he was like a deity on earth.About the time the mausoleum became a cathedral, the temple was converted into a baptistery, housing a huge 12thcentury baptismal font large enough to immerse someone (as was the tradition in those days).

Just outside the Old Town is a museum dedicated to Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia’s answer to Rodin. Mestrovic’s sculptures, whichdepictbiblical,mythological, political, and everyday themes, are everywhere in Croatia - in the streets, squares, and museums. His work also appears in the United States - for example, he sculpted a pair of giant Native American warriors on horseback in Chicago’s Grant Park. The museum’s highlights include the quietly poignant Roman Pieta, in which Mestrovic follows the classical pyramid form, with Joseph of Arimathea, Mary and Mary Magdalene surrounding the limp body of Christ. The sculpture Job - howling with an agony verging on insanity - was carved by the artist in exile, as his country was turned upside down by World War II. Mestrovic sketched his inspiration for this piece while he was imprisoned by the Ustase, Croatia’s Nazi puppet government. After diving into the city’s ancient and artistic past, I enjoy

dipping into modern-day Split. Matejuska has long been Split’s working fishermen’s harbor.While the area has received a facelift, it still retains its striped-collar character. The enclosed harbor area is filled with working fishing boats and colorful dinghies that bob in unison. At the opposite end of town, the lively open-air Green Market is where residents shop for produce and clothes. The Marjan Peninsula, a huge, hilly, and relatively undeveloped spit of parkland, located right next to Split’s Old Town, feels like a chunk of wilderness, a stone’s throw from the big city. With out-of-the-way beaches and miles of hiking and biking trails, this is where residents go to relax.

Rick Steves ( writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. Email him at rick@ and follow his blog on Facebook. (c)2012 RICK STEVES DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.



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What do women want from male employees? Q. I have a female manager who is newly promoted and seems to be constantly disappointed in me. She asks me a lot of questions but doesn’t give many directions. I tell her the truth when she asks me if I have time to schedule a meeting or do a project, but that doesn’t seem to satisfy her. What do women want from male employees? A. Many, many men in and out of the workplace have pondered the age-old mystery of what do women want. The problem can often be found in the different styles of communication between men and women. Men are from Planet Direct. Women are from Planet Request. My husband often jokes that women really should come with a translation guide for men, and he has a good point. Women are often taught by society that it is rude and unfeminine to boldly and concisely say what

we want. Thus many female managers f r a m e directions as questions. Men, of course, believe if a woman w a n t e d something, she would simply state it. When a female leader asks if a man will get the mail, set up a meeting, or do a project, she is actually giving you your marching orders and not seeking a response. Men are rightly confused by the female style of giving orders via asking questions.They end up giving their manager a response rather than a result, which makes their manager believe they are uncooperative and oppositional. Obviously, there are women who are highly direct and men who ask questions rather than

make demands. Just because you know some exceptions to general gender differences doesn’t erase the misunderstandings that occur between most men and most women at work. If you want to impress rather than frustrate your female manager, next time she asks you a question, ask for information. Say something like, “I am not certain if you are asking for data or giving me a direction. Could you clarify?” Over time, your manager will take the gentle hint and simply tell you what to do. Realize that women truly didn’t develop this habit merely to make male subordinates feel crazy. Researchers on gender differences have discovered that women are put in a bind with social expectations of feminine behavior. They have to choose between being seen as effective adults or being seen as “appropriate” females.

“Appropriate” female behavior is still seen as supportive, indirect and low in authority. Thus, women in leadership often feel emotionally awkward.They have to use power to do their job, but using power can create social backlashes. As your manager adjusts to her new job, she’ll see she can’t maintain both social approval and workplace effectiveness. Your support of a more direct style will help her see her need for change, and her view of your performance will improve dramatically.

The last word(s) Q. I meet many people in my industry who seem like they get all the breaks. Is there a way to improve my luck? A. Yes, realize most workplace good fortune is actually timing, skills and political savvy. You

Fixing your debt comes before buying a boat Dear Dave, My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan, and we’re paying off our debt. I’ve been trying to sell my motorcycle and listed it for $5,000 on Craigslist. The other day, a guy offered me $2,000 cash and a boat for the bike. I’ve always really wanted a boat, but I’m not sure this is the time. And the money would only make a small dent in our debt. Would this kind of deal be legal in the Dave Ramsey universe? Matt Dear Matt, It’s an interesting deal, but at this stage of the game I think you have to ask yourself what your goal is. If it’s to get a boat, then you’ve accomplished that

goal. However, if your goal is to get out of debt, this deal doesn’t get you where you want to be. Plus, it could add even more expense and hassle to your life. Upkeep and maintenance on some boats can really add up. But this is Matt’s universe, not Dave’s. In my mind, getting out of debt comes first. There’s plenty of time later for you to save up and buy a nice boat after you get control of your finances. In this scenario, you’re simply trading one recreational vehicle for another.

If you’re on Baby Step 2, it means you’ve already got $1,000 in the bank for emergencies and have moved on to paying off all your debt, except for your home. This tells me you guys are motivated, but the idea of a boat has caused your resolve to waver a little. So, if you’re looking for someone to tell you to forget the boat and stay on track with getting control of your lives and money, then I’m your guy. Don’t do the deal! —Dave

Stop impulse spending! Dear Dave, I’m trying to convince my

husband to leave his debit card at home when he goes to work. He says he wants it for emergencies, but he’s always using it for other things. I’d rather him just carry a very small amount of cash so he’s not so tempted. What do you think? Haley Dear Haley, I understand your concern, but I think you’re wrong on this one. I carry my debit card with me everywhere I go, and I want my wife to do the same. What your husband needs to stop doing is having “emergencies.” The translation? Stop the impulse spending! See DAVE, page 23

can’t create “luck,” but you can create opportunity.

Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www. or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies. (c) 2012 INTERPERSONAL EDGE



Senior Lifestyle

The ABCs of annuities: part one of two By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

Guaranteed income for life, especially in the aftermath of a deep recession and financial crisis, sounds wonderful. That must be why insurance companies are ramping up their marketing of annuities. Due to the complexity of annuities, I’ll cover the basics this week, and then next week, I will set forth the pros and cons. An annuity is a financial contract issued by a life insurance company that offers tax-deferred savings and a choice of payout options (income for life, income for a certain period of time or lump sum) to meet your needs in retirement. Because the contract enjoys tax-deferred treatment, the IRS may impose a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty for some distributions if they are taken before age 59 1/2. The concept of trading a lump sum of money for a stream of income is easy to understand, but annuities come in lots of

flavors, which can make them confusing.The two big categories of annuities are “immediate” and “deferred.” In an immediate annuity, payments begin immediately or within one year of the policy’s issue. These contracts are also referred to as “single premium immediate annuities” or SPIAs because they are usually purchased with a single deposit. SPIAs can help you manage the risk of outliving your money, which is known as “longevity risk.” A deferred annuity has two phases: the accumulation phase, during which your money grows on a tax-deferred basis; and the payout phase, during which you begin to receive scheduled payments. There are several types of deferred annuities to consider: - Fixed annuity: Insurance companies guarantee a fixed interest rate for a certain period of time.At the end of this period, the company will declare a renewal interest rate and another

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Mathias Safran Sr. age 86, beloved husband of the late Juliane Safran; beloved friend of Elizabeth Schaller; loving father of Katharina (David M.) Sampson and the late Mathias Safran Jr.; dear opa of Brian (Cheryl) Sampson and the late Michael Sampson; cherished great opa of Jace Sampson; fond uncle of many, Visitation was Tuesday July 24 from 3 - 9 pm, at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles, Funeral Services were Wednesday July 25 at 11:30 am., Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery. For Inf. 847966-7302 or sign a guest book at

Arlene B. Stuckmann nee Brietzke. Beloved wife of Walter H.   Loving mother of Karen (Angelo) Spiezia, Caroline (Mark) Rawa and Janice (Tim) Kouba.  Devoted grandmother of Annemarie, Anthony, Eric, Ethan, Julie, Grace. Dear sister of Paul Brietzke. Visitation was Tuesday July 17 from 3 to 9 PM, at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, Funeral Services were Wednesday July 18 at 11 AM.   Interment was at Maryhill Cemetery. For information, call 847-9667302 or www.skajafuneralhomes. com

guarantee period.Most guarantee a minimum interest rate for the life of the contract. - Variable annuity: For investors who want access to more investment options, variable annuities offer “sub-accounts,” which look like mutual funds inside of an insurance policy. - Equity index annuity: A blend between a fixed and a variable, where the insurance company invests in a mix of bonds and stocks designed to return a targeted percentage of a particular index (e.g., S&P 500). The owner does not control the investment selection but can participate to a degree in stock market gains during a rising market. Conversely, if markets fall, the contract guarantees a minimum return, typically three percent. When an insurance salesman, a financial adviser or a broker broaches the topic of annuities with you, here are six questions that you should immediately ask: 1. What type of annuity is this,

and why do you recommend it for me? 2. Exactly how much will I pay in the first year of the contract, and then how much in subsequent years? 3. What will be your first-year commission on the contract, and what will you earn in subsequent years? Annuities are notoriously expensive (more on the fees in next week’s column), so you will want to understand the total costs, which include mortality and expense charges (“M&E”), administrative fees, underlying fund expenses, charges for special features and the salesperson’s commission. 4. Have I already maxed out other tax-deferred vehicles? One of the big selling points of annuities is that they offer tax deferral. That’s great, but make sure that you are maximizing your 401(k) or IRA accounts first before investing in an annuity, because chances are, those are cheaper tax-deferred vehicles. 5. Should I tie up my money with this contract? Once you

sign up for an annuity, it’s hard to get your hands on that money, and it can be expensive to do so. Make sure you have ample liquidity outside of the annuity before taking the plunge. 6. “How is this insurer rated by AM Best, S&P, Moody’s and Fitch?” Before the financial crisis, this question seemed silly, but now we know that insurance companies can go broke. Since the success of an annuity is predicated on the survival of the insurance company, it’s important that the company be highly rated. More to come next week on the upsides and downsides of annuities. ... Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editor-atLarge for She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her podcast and blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@moneywatch. com. (c) 2012 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.


Center of Concern Please call 847-823-0453 to schedule an appointment for any service listed below. Mon., Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Employment counseling, by appt. Tues., Aug. 7 and 21 Medicare counseling, by appt. (sponsored by the federallyfunded Senior Health Insurance Program)   Wed., Aug. 8 and 22 Grief and loss support group (please call first)   Sat., Aug. 11 and 25 Legal counseling, by appt.   Mon., Aug. 13 Alzheimer’s caregivers support group, 10 a.m.   Sat., Aug. 25 Blood pressure & blood sugar testing, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (no appointment needed)   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. 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, please call 847-823-0453 Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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.  

Niles Senior Center July/August Naturally Active All programs require advanced registration. 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. Plan Ahead…Join us as we celebrate Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 9, 2-4 PM $5/ person.

Celebrate this special day by bringing your grandchildren to a good old-fashioned ice cream social, complete with games, prizes, and more! Advanced registration by September 5 is required. 39 Steps at the Drury Lane Theatre Thursday, August 16, 10:30AM5:15PM $64M/$69NM Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and then add a dash of Monty Python and what do you get? – this intriguing, thrilling, riotous, notto-be-missed comedy. A cast of 4 plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. You’re sure to enjoy the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and a death-defying finale set in the London Palladium. Before the show begins, we’ll have a delicious lunch at Drury Lane featuring your choice of entrée: baked salmon in dill sauce OR roast pork with apple sauerkraut. Menu choice made at time of registration. Evening Concert Event with Father & Son Duo Wednesday, August 22, 5:307:30PM $10M/$15NM Bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends to this family-friendly event. Join these American classic folk/rock singers who also perform 1960’s rockabilly and country favorites

made famous by Elvis, George Strait,Arlo Guthrie and more. This evening concert is guaranteed to have you dancing and singing in the aisles. Prior to the concert, we will have an American light meal featuring a boneless breast of chicken sandwich, potato salad, and dessert (served at 5:30). Advanced registration is required. Sound Therapy and Vibrational Healing with Crystal Bowls Wednesday, August 8, 2:003:00PM $5.50M/$8.25NM Learn about this ancient healing method practiced in Egypt, Tibet, India, Athens, & Rome for thousands of years. Studies indicate that every cell in the body respond in involved in our health and well being. With relaxation and support, this healing method suggests that through the use of crystal bowls, our energy field can be brought back into harmony. Ice Cream Social and Scene It Game,Tuesday September 4, 2:30-4:00PM $5M/$7.50NM Build your own sundae with a variety of toppings and then join us in a game of “Scene It!” With this game, you’ll watch scenes from legendary films and test your knowledge of some of the greatest movies of all time. Whether or not you consider yourself a film buff, this promises to be a fun afternoon. Prizes will be awarded!


Fall BBQ, Friday, September 7, 11:15AM-2:30PM $15M/$20NM Join us for a very special BBQ as we say “Good-bye” to MaryAnn. Lunch will feature grilled burgers and brats with delicious sides and dessert. Door prizes will be awarded, and entertainment will feature the fabulous Johnny Gray! Seating is reserved. Don’t wait too long to make your reservations and tickets are going rapidly. Coffee and Cake to Say “GoodBye” 3PM, Friday, September 7 Join Maryann for some cake to celebrate her retirement. AARP Safe Driver’s Program Tuesdays, September 4 & 11 12noon- 4:00PM This refresher course for drivers age 50 and older is a two day class. Both days are required to receive the certification needed to be eligible for an insurance reduction (check with your insurance to find out if it recognizes this program). Payment is due on the first day of class and is payable to AARP. The cost is $12 for members of AARP and $14 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. Got the Dot? – It Could Save Your Life! Assist first responders with the information they need. Become See CENTERS, page 22



CENTERS Continued from page 21 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). Dinner and a Movie Schedule Dinner 5PM – Movie 5:15PM For detailed descriptions, contact the NSC 847 588-8420. – You must register in advance if you would like to have the dinner. If you are coming for the movie only, you must still Tuesday,August 7, Joyful Noise, (PG-13 118 min) Dinner: Pizza, Soda, Dessert $5M/$7.50NM Tuesday,August 14, John Carter, (PG-13, 132min) Dinner: Hot Dog, Chips, Dessert $2M/$3NM Tuesday, August 21, Something Borrowed, (PG-13, 112min) Dinner: Pizza, Soda, Dessert $5M/$7.50NM Tuesday, August 28, The Iron Lady,(PG-13,105min) Dinner:Hot Dog, Chips, Dessert $2M/$3NM Register Now for Computer Classes beginning in September Pre Intro to Computers, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 4-13 9AM-10:30AM $25M/$30NM Instructor: Diana Zumpano Online Couponing, Monday & Wednesday, Sept. 10 & 12, 2-3:00PM $6M/$9NM Instructor: Mary Kussmann Computer Basics, Mondays & Wednesdays, Sept. 17-26, 2:303:30PM $25M/$30NM Instructor: Mary Kussmann

North Shore 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. Midwest Wanderings Tuesday July 24 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. In this program Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. we explore the highways and byways of the Midwest. Often overlooked as a travel destination, the Midwestern states contain a multitude of parks and historic sites. Some of the places we’ll visit include Parke County, Indiana (home to over 30 covered bridges), Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Door County, Wisconsin. Fees are $7 member; $9 non-member. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyday Life in East Germany: Then and Now! July 31, 2012 from 1- 2:30 Sixty years ago, in the spring of 1952, the East German government set out to build an 852 mile long border that divided Germany for nearly 40 years. Since Unification in 1990, historians have dedicated themselves mostly to East Germany’s political system and its oppressive instruments, such as the secret police STASI. But although East Germany was a totalitarian state, there were still 16 million people who were living a more or less normal life. Join Anette Isaacs on Tuesday July 31 from 1- 2:30 for a fascinating exploration of daily life in East Germany, its food and culture, education, consumerism (or the lack thereof) and everyday items that gave the GDR its identity and made it so different from its larger capitalist sister, the Federal Republic (West Germany). Fees are $8 member; $10 non-member. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Murder, Reflection, and Where Cop Shows Fail: The Path to On the Job August 7, 2012 1- 2:30 Come on August 7 and enter a closed-door society with Daniel P. Smith, author of “On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department.” Alongside personal stories from current and past officers, Smith details Chicago’s criminal landscape and police department culture, as well as the compelling personal experiences that led him to pen On the Job. Fees are $7 member; $9 non-member. To register for this program, or seek additional

information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Time Traveling with an American Original August 29, from 1- 2 p.m. Join us August 29, 2012 to travel in the “time machine” with our own Cynthia Florshiem, North Shore Senior Center member, to meet her irrepressible Aunt Victorine Florsheim Lederer. Explore the past with this “nice Jewish girl” who lived life on her own terms and became everything thing she dreamed of following a failed marriage. Take this journey with Cynthia as she shares the life and times of this world traveler, aviatrix, secret service detective, and beloved aunt. Fees are $6 member; $8 non-member. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Day in Naperville Thursday July 26 1 – 3 p.m. Embark on a day trip to learn about old Naperville, a farming community founded in 1831, and see the new, vibrant, thriving Naperville of 2012! This touron Thursday July 26, 2012 blends the past with the present and highlights Naperville’s growth. In the 1960’s, the town experienced a population explosion, and consistently ranks as the top community in the nation. In a 2010 study, Naperville was named as the wealthiest city in the Midwest. The tour includes the historic district, the scenic Riverwalk on the shores of the Du Page River, Naper settlement – the renowned living history museum, Moser Tower containing the Millennium Carillon, North Central college, and the charming downtown business and shopping area. Lunch will be at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House. Fee $89 member; $105 non-member includes all tours, lunch and transportation. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Taste of Wisconsin Thursday August 16, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Explore our neighbor to the north! Join this day trip August 16 to tour the Jelly Belly Factory, stop in and shop and the remodeled Mars Cheese Castle and enjoy an authentic Bavarian lunch at the House of Gerhard in Kenosha,Wisconsin. Fee includes tour, lunch and transportation. Fees are $59 member; $69

nonmember. Trip departs from our Morton Grove location at the America Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove at 9 a.m. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Day in Sheboygan and Kohler, WI Wednesday August 22, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Experience the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan which is noted for its most interesting art on Wednesday August 22, 2012. We will have a docent led trip of all the galleries in this well known museum, including the exhibit in the Main Gallery called “The Line Unleashed.” Be sure to visit the artist-created bathrooms; they are something to see! The Center is noted for its arts/ industry programs, the primary component of which is a residency program at the Kohler Company. After lunch in the museum we will have time to visit their unique gift shop. Our last stop will be down the road at Kohler for a tour of the design rooms. Fee includes all tours, lunch and transportation.Fees are $85 member; $99 nonmember. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This trip departs from our Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Campus, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. Senior Center Membership Become a member of North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus and enjoy opportunities to live longer, happier,healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Members receive a discount on all programs, activities, and trips, Lifelong Learning Program Catalog, information on local, state, and federal issues affecting seniors, and invitations to special events and presentations. Membership dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple/household for a full year. Everyone welcome! Call North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus at 847470-5223 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by the Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, to become a member. Volunteer Drivers Needed! North Shore Senior Center’s Escorted Transportation Service (ETS) relies on volunteers to provide rides for ambulatory

seniors to/from medical and dental appointments. Volunteer drivers use their own cars and have great flexibility; they can accept or decline any request for transportation. To learn more about this important and rewarding role, please contact Maura Rogan, Director of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement, at 847.784.6052 or mrogan@nssc. org. Tell your Life Stories! North Shore Senior Center’s Life Stories is an oral history program in which you tell and record stories from your life. During two meetings with a trained volunteer interviewer, ideally in the comfort of your own home, you identify themes and events you want to cover and then share and record them in a conversational interview. The recorded interview is one hour in length and is transferred to CDs for you to keep and/or share. A Life Stories interview makes a wonderful gift to give or receive! Fee: $40 North Shore Senior Center members; $50 others. To learn more, call 847.784.6085. Health Screenings Morton Grove Family and Senior Services Department offers health screenings available at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street. Diabetes Screenings will now be held every Tuesday from 9 -11am. Blood Pressure Screening will be held every Tuesday from 9 -11am. Both are free of charge. Cholesterol Screening will be held the first Wednesday of each month. Cost: $10 for residents over age 65. There is a $12 fee for residents under 65 and for non-residents. Prime Care Resources will be See CENTERS, page 23


Relive ballroom dancing memories at two Summit programs in August If you’ve enjoyed ballroom dancing yourself or just remember the on-screen dancing pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, mark your calendars for two programs at The Summit of Uptown, 10 N. Touhy, Park Ridge, later this month. There is no charge for either program and light refreshments will be served. Chicago’s Ballrooms will be the focus of a program by Larry Bergnach on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 1:30 p.m. The Aragon, Empire Room, Trianon and others will come to life as Bergnach

recreates the music, dances and memories of these famous Chicago dance venues. Then come back the very next day and see live dance in action on Friday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. when Alex and Margaret Artega perform ballroom and Latin dances in colorful costumes with exciting choreography. National competitiors, the Artegas have been dancing together for 14 years and have performed all over the Chicago area. For further information or reservations, which are required by Monday, Aug. 20, call 847-

825-1161 Ext. 129. Those who attend programs at The Summit are eligible for the Summit Guest Rewards Program, which offers opportunities to earn rewards and prizes such as lunch or brunch for two at The Summit, or VISA gift cards. Guests are encouraged to arrive early or stay late for tours of the newly renovated retirement community. Parking is available in the Uptown City garage across the street. For a list of other entertaining events at Summit, visit www.


things—like if he wants to eat out for lunch once in a while. But even if he’s not using it, he should still be carrying a debit card. I mean, what if he has a real, actual emergency? The idea that you shouldn’t carry a debit card just because of impulse spending isn’t a good plan.Things like that aren’t debit card problems. They’re either maturity problems or a lack of

realistic budget planning. —Dave

Around” featuring favorite opera solos and duets. Featured will be Michelle Bogges, coloratura soprano from DePaul University; Continued from page 22 Claire Reibel, mezzo-soprano, providing the health screenings. Illinois State University  and  Appointments are necessary for Anna Wegener, pianist, Illinois cholesterol screening. Call 847- Wesleyan University.  Included 470-5223 for an appointment. in the program will be “I Have Confidence”, “Hello Young Podiatry Screening and Nail Lovers,” “I Can’t Say No, “Til Care There was you.”  Also, O Mio Dr. Jeffrey Garrard will provide Babbino Caro, Barcarolle, Sul Aria basic foot care and nail clipping and Come Epais.  Following the on the first Tuesday of each program lunch and refreshments month between 10 am and noon.  will be served.  Cost:  Medicare will be billed.  The annual Luau and  Pig Non-Medicare clients will be Roast takes place at 5pm on charged $35.00.  Appointments Tuesday, August 28 at a cost of are required.  Call 847-470-5223 $20 for members and $25 for for more information or to make non-members.  Entertainment an appointment. will be provided by the Center’s Uketones and the Royal Polynesian Revue.  The pig roasting starts early in the morning and cooks all day outside the Center so anyone can Starting promptly at 12:00 stop by and observe.  Besides the noon on Thursday, August 9, the pork, a variety of side dishes will Opera-Arts group will present be served. Chills abound when Terry “Music Makes the World go

Lynch presents Edgar Allen Poe at the luncheon beginning at 12:30, Thursday, August 16. The focus of the program is the retelling of Poe’s greatest works which include “The Raven” and “The Tell Tale Heart.”  Lunch is Shepherd’s Pie, salad and dessert.  Cost is $17 for members and $21 for nonmembers.

Continued from page 19 Now, this could be happening for several reasons. It could be that he’s a good guy, but he’s just not paying attention to how much he’s spending. On the other hand, you guys may not be budgeting for fairly reasonable


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The monthly luncheon, as always, begins at 12:30pm on Monday,August, the theme being Wild West. The menu consists of Country Fried Chicken, BBQ beef sandwiches, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, and fudge brownie.  Entertainment follows lunch.  Cost is $16 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The first planning meeting for the annual Variety show has already taken place. Any member who would like to participate can still do so by calling or stopping at the Center as soon as possible as rehearsals will be starting soon.




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