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OCTOBER 25, 2012

Niles to plant trees next month By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Term-limit referendum may complicate spring elections By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Term limitation is a hot topic around election season, and it’s no different in Niles, where village officials are this week contemplating a measure that would halt elected village service at 16 years. The Niles Board of Trustees was to host a public discussion on term limits for elected officials this week, including talks of a proposed referendum on the April 2013 ballot. “They want to put the referendum up for review in April. But at the same time they have to figure out what to do with people who are elected in the interim period,” said Rob Kurfirst, Ph.D., who was previously a chair on the Citizens Subcommittee of the Niles Board of Ethics that drafted the original term limits referendum. It’s an interesting predicament, mostly because the Board had the option to approve a term limit plan before spring voting, thus avoiding the challenge of interim officials. Joseph Makula, a member and chair of the Citizens Subcommittee of the Niles Board of Ethics,drafted a proposition for term limits with plans to have it approved this November. Such a timetable would make long-term candidates

ineligible for re-election before the Spring votes. But now, after village officials rejected Makula’s plan, a vote on term limitations won’t likely take place until the April-June interim, after the general elections. Even if re-elected in March, three candidates, -- Louella Preston, Andrew Przybylo, and Mayor Robert M. Callero – all could face ineligibility by the constraints of term limitation.. The question then becomes “what to do?” “Do we hold special elections to replace them? Do we once again allow the Mayor to replace them without election? Do we allow the Mayor to replace himself or herself? Or do we elevate the losing candidates with the next highest vote totals to replace them,” asked Kurfirst. “The point is, by rejecting the timetable of Makula’s original initiative, the village has opened up a new can of worms.” Makula’s plan, and its timetable, is not without support. Originally presented to the village clerk with more than 1,000 signatures

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it called for a ballot measure to be included in the upcoming November election. The measure would limit service on the Niles Board of Trustees to a maximum of 16 years. But the Niles clerk denied the petition, saying it didn’t meet the Election Code. That decision was supported in Cook County court, when Judge Edmund Ponce de Leon ruled against a lawsuit by Makula to include a term limit referendum question on the Niles ballot next month. Continued pressure from Niles citizenry, however led the village board of trustees to this week’s consideration. “I agree with the citizens regarding a limit of 16 years of total service,” said Niles Trustee Chris Hanusiak, who was also a chair on the Citizens Subcommittee of the Niles Board of Ethics. “I think that everyone’s going to talk about the term limits and that everyone’s going to have ideas on how to they think it should be applied because I think the citizens do want it passed.”

Autumn leaves may be falling, but in Niles, trees are going in along busy roadways. Commuters could be seeing some new salt-tolerant trees on Milwaukee Avenue as early as next month, when Niles completes its roadwork ahead of schedule. Originally planned for planting in Spring 2013, a miscommunication led to the tree nursery readying 80 trees for planting this fall.The 80 trees will be planted in November in the parkway and sidewalk installed along Milwaukee Avenue between Neva and Monroe Streets. To quell concerns over survivability through the winter months, the nursery has issued Niles a two-year warranty on the trees. “We’re happy, but thankfully we’re also protected,” said Niles Assistant Village Manager Steven Vinezeano. Thirty-eight of the trees will be ‘Skyline’ Thornless Honeylocusts while the other forty-two trees will be ‘Aristocrat’ Callery Pears. Both types of trees grow to an average height of fifty feet over a period of a few years. Also, both types of trees have been successfully grown in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage, compacted soil, and/or drought are common. As previously reported, this latest phase of construction See TREES, page 3




New law helps with gang prosecution By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Gangs in the Chicago area have evolved into multi-generational, tiered organizations, and now, thanks to new legislation, they can be prosecuted that way. Signed into law this past June by Gov. Pat Quinn, the “Street Gang RICO Act” gives attorneys in Illinois similar powers to the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Maine Township trustee Laura Morask and MaineStay Youth and Family Services offered up a community seminar in Park Ridge last week, featuring information compiled by more than 100 law enforcement representatives and ended with an open panel discussion between parents and law enforcement officials on

how to keep gangs out of their communities. “We do a great job of getting that soldier, but we never seem to get the guy who calls the shots.” Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez who opened the seminar by talking about Illinois new “Street Gang RICO Act.” “The thought process behind the Illinois’ RICO is that we attack the enterprise. Gangs are an enterprise.They have become a business.With this new law we can attack the entity instead of the individuals. We hadn’t been able to do this in the past,” said Alvarez. According to the Chicago Police Dept., by September 2012 there were over four hundred homicides in the City of Chicago. This has been the fastest the

city has gotten to a number that high in nearly ten years in a yearto-date comparison to the same period in 2011. Chicago police blame street gangs for much of the violence. Additionally, Alvarez said they have been seeing emerge among gangs is that as they expand geographically they are also expanding generationally. “The other thing that we have seen over the years, [gangs] are not confined to the city. They are in the suburbs and they keep going. They are generational now. You have grandfather, father and kids all in a gang,” said Alvarez. Niles Police Chief Dean Strezelecki said that because of this gang related activity is a See RICO ACT, page 8



Foundation faces next obstacle with Iannelli Studios By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

The Kalo Foundation has jumped a final hurdle in Park Ridge and is now set to take occupancy and continue renovations on the Ianelli Studios Heritage Center. The building, which the Kalo Foundation purchased last year and have been renovating since then, represents a heyday of creativity in Park Ridge, when it was home to famous artists who helped define innovation and entrepreneurship in the arts. Among these were including Clara Barck Welles, Albert and Dulah Evans Krehbiel, and Alfonso Iannelli. Iannelli was an Italian-American sculptor, artist, and industrial designer. Iannelli is famous designing the Pickwick

TREES Continued from page 1 was completed using an initial $850,000 from a Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant in 2007. The Milwaukee Avenue Streetscape Committee developed a plan to improved signal, increasing pedestrian and driver safety.The first phase of work, at the intersection of Milwaukee and Touhy, was completed in 2010.

Theater in Park Ridge and the Catlow Theater in Barrington, Illinois and also for designing the large-scale Rock of Gibraltar relief on the facade of the Prudential Building (now called One Prudential Plaza) in Chicago. He eventually opened a combined home studio in Park Ridge, Illinois in collaboration with his wife Margaret, a talented illustrator and artist in her own right and his Iannelli Studios grew to become one of Chicago’s most famous art studios at the time.Over time the couple brought in more collaborators and expanded into commercial design, advertising, product design and architectural interiors. “The property vacant and was on the market for like three years and

This second phase of the project included similar streetscape improvements, and was made possible through two additional ITEP grants totaling $1,370,000 and a $444,600 federal Transportation Community and System Preservation (TCSP) grant. Decorative fencing and corner brick paver plazas will wrap each of the four corners at Milwaukee and Oakton Aves., once the new traffic signals are installed by IDOT.

then it was supposedly purchased by a builder who wanted to tear down the studios and build townhouses in its place,”said Betsy Foxwell, President for the Kalo Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of the city through education, advocacy, and preservation. “We decided we couldn’t let that happen so we fought the construction and was able to keep the studio there. And then we had to raise the money to buy the property and luckily we had an angel investor offer to match anything we could fundraise. We were able to purchase the building for $300,000. And ever since then we’ve been digging ourselves out of the turmoil that the building was left in before we got it,” said

Foxwell. The foundation of the property was cracked and unusable. So the Kalo foundation raised $30,000 in donations last year to fix it. Yet while this challenge was overcome, many renovation remain. “The biggest challenge that the Kalo organization has had, which is very common for a small nonprofit community group, is to fundraise and organize,” said Lisa DiChiera, director of advocacy for Landmarks Illinois. Landmarks Illinois is a preservation council that is the only statewide not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of Illinois historical landmarks. The group assisted the Kalo Foundation by providing technical assistance

in the purchase of studios last year. “The goal for the first phase of the work was to just save the building. They met their goal and now they own and manage that building. It’s like a phase two they didn’t anticipate,” DiChiera said. Foxwellsaidthattheorganization is going to start giving tours of the studio during renovations and plans on eventually hiring an onsite caretaker for the property to maintain upkeep but still need donations from supporters to meet some of these goals. “We still definitely need donations to fix the roof because it has some leaks, so right now we’re running around with buckets and trying to raise money for that repair,” said Foxwell.

Niles Library to assist writers By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

The Niles Library is partnering next month with the Office of Letters and Light Chicago Chapter for National November Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, a program that helps people write a novel over the course of a month. “Basically it’s a world-wide program. We’ve been partnering with the national group that does this for four years. Over the course of November we’re having once a week write ins,” said Sue Wilsey, Public Relations & Marketing Services Supervisor at the Niles Public Library. “The write in sessions are a couple hours long. We will do some fun things like create group stories and things like that, writers can bounce ideas off of each other. But this is the first year that we are going to

encourage writers to reach each other’s work and critique your writing.” The first NaNoWriMo took place in July of 1999 in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 21 participants. The next year, a friend of the event offered to build an event website, and last year NaNoWriMo hired Sandra Salas as their new Script Frenzy Program Director. Salas is a multi-talented filmmaker director,

teacher and writer, and filmmaker with her own production studio, Georgie Girl Pictures. According to the program’s website, any writer who’s interested in testing their capability can benefit from the writing program as its run for and by writers. The program is free through the Niles Public Library and for more information about the participating go to



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.


Waldemere Klimek, 44, Niles, was arrested on Oct. 12 in the 7900 block of Milwaukee for driving under the influence.

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block of Milwaukee for reckless driving. Candace Wentzel, 39, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 17 in the 6700 block of Touhy for driving under the influence.

Brenda Munoz, 19, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 16 for driving with no valid drivers license. Luis Guerrero, 63, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 16 in the 6300 block of Oakton retail theft.

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Miroslaw Kowalczyk, 55, Park Ridge, was arrested on Oct. 17 in the 6300 block of Oakton retail theft.

Seth Oles, 21, Morton Grove was arrested on Oct. 9 for fleeing and eluding.

John M. Fusco, 42, Skokie, was arrested on Oct. 17 for violating an order of protection.

Alfredo Vazquez-Diaz, 28, Niles, was arrested on Oct. 13 in the 9400 block of Milwaukee for no valid license.

Ruben Ares, 18, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 11 for possession of stolen property.

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Veronica Perez, 25, Glenview, was arrested on Oct. 13 in the 8200 block of Milwaukee for driving with no valid license.

Vicente Diaz, 41, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 12 in the 8900 block of Waukegan for driving with a suspended license.

Francisco Fuentes,51,Chicago,was arrested on Oct. 17 at Cumberland and Higgins for driving with no valid drivers license, no insurance and no registration.

Aaron Duncan, 38, Berwyn, was arrested on Oct. 15 in the 7900 block of Harlem for driving with a suspended license.

Raul Sorbun, 21, Park Ridge, was arrested on Oct. 13 at Dempster and Shermer for driving with a suspended license.

Mario Gonzalez-Comancho , 46, Glenview, was arrested on Oct. 15 at Ballard and Milwaukee for driving with no valid license.

Ericka Ellinger, 42, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 13 at Oakton and Gross Point for driving under the influence.

Martin Swanson, 68, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 16 at a retail store in the 9500 block of Greenwood for disorderly conduct.

Kyle Kruse, 20, Lake Zurich, was arrested on Oct. 14 in the 9200 block of Oak Park for possession of cannabis and paraphernalia.

Christine Ramos, 35, Des Plaines, was arrested on Oct. 16 at Golf Mill Center for endangering the life of a child(ren).

Narciso Herrera, 37, Niles, was arrested on Oct 14 for driving under the influence.

Robert Khoshaba, 18, Niles, was arrested on Oct. 16 at Golf Mill Center for retail theft. Sean Peirick, 38, Orland Park, was arrested on Oct. 17 in the 9700

Enkhtur Tsedendorj, 47, Chicago, was arrested on Oct.18 in the 1200 block of Brophy for aggravated driving, revoked drivers license, resisting a peace officer, driving under the influence failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to give aid. Cathryn Connell, 57, Park Ridge, received a municipal citation on Oct. 17 in the 1600 block of Walnut for failure to properly control animal.

Jonathon Medina, 30, Berwyn, was arrested on Oct. 15 for driving for on a suspended drivers license.

Between Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, an unknown offender(s) forced open a door of a residence and removed money, cameras, and camera accessories in the 300 block of S. Lincoln.

Justin K. Shelly, 24, Plainfield, was arrested on Oct. 16 for driving for on a suspended drivers license.

On Oct. 17, unknown offender entered an unlocked residence garage and removed a blue Trek

mountain bicycle in the 1200 block of S. Prospect On Oct. 13, while an unknown offender posed as roof construction repairman, entered the residence, another an unknown offender stole money and jewelry missing from the residence in the 400 block of Michael John. First unknown offender described as M/W/40’s, 5’3” tall, stocky build, wearing a cap, sunglasses, and a blue checkered shirt. On Oct. 11, an unknown offender(s) used unknown means to enter a 2010 Hyundai and removed a handicapped placard from a parking lot in the 1500 block of N. Northwest Hwy. On Oct. 16, two black males in their 20’s attempted to pry open the victim’s overhead garage door, and removed multiple power tools then left in an older model silver Toyota four-door vehicle.The driver was described as wearing black pants, blue jacket with a blue cap, and the passenger as wearing blue pants, blue jacket with Lange logo on back, and blue cap in the 1600 block of W. Cedar.

On Sept 27, an unknown white mail between the ages of 65 and 70 yrs old with white hair pulled up to the listed residence in a 4-door black Mercedes and attempted to talk to a juvenile living there. An unknown second vehicle drove by and yelled at the unknown white male to “get out of here” at which point he drove away. Between Sept. 9 and Sept. 23, an unknown offender(s) removed rings from a patient in a hospital in the 1700 block of Dempster. On Oct. 15, unknown offender(s) removed an unlocked Polmar GT men’s mountain bicycle from a residence in the 2100 block of W. Oakton. On Oct. 17, an unknown offender(s) removed an unsecured Kink bicycle from the alley in the 0-100 block of S. Fairview. Between Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, an unknown offender(s) used unknown means to remove a 2002 Acura TL from the alley behind the residence in the 400 block of Fairview.

Calendar ONGOING TOPS. 5-7 p.m. every Monday at the Niles Park District Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard Street, Niles. This not-for-profit weight loss organization meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Sandie at 847-691-7122. FISH Seeking Volunteers. Due to the economy, FISH is experiencing over a 40 percent rise in ridership. It is straining both the volunteer service level and budget. Since 1971, FISH volunteers have been serving Park Ridge and Maine Township residents by providing free rides to medical appointments. To continue to provide a high level of service to all residents of Maine Township, FISH needs volunteers. Can you spare four hours per month to drive neighbors to medical appointments? To volunteer, call Ed Oken, President, 847 696-0761. Meet US Rep Schakowsky’s Representative. 9 a.m. to noon at the Park Ridge Library. A member of U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky’s Evanston office will be at the library every Wednesday morning to answer your questions about government, health care, retirement issues, immigration visas, and anything else related to federal benefits. For more information, contact Ann Limjoco at 847-328-3409. Stroke Club. 3-4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Center for Advanced Care, Room 1220, 1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. This is a free program for stroke victims and survivors (plus a guest). Free parking is available in the attached parking garage. For more information contact Meg Potterfield, 847-723-4765 or Dorene Wlodarski, 847-296-2470. TOPS Club. 8:30-10 a.m. every Tuesday at the Feldman Rec Center, 8800 W. Kathy Lane, Niles. Lose weight with TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Everyone is welcome. Call Dorene Wlodarski, 847-296-2470 or Lenore Lunquist, 847-729-2530 for more information. 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.

OCTOBER 26 Ghostly Whispers. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Niles Teen Center.

Niles own storytellers, Debi and Stan Gajewski of THE STORY SPINNERS will be performing their spine- tingling, hair-raising, eerie tales - just perfect to get you into the spirit of Halloween. Monsters Ball. 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Oasis Fun Center,7877 Milwaukee Ave., Niles. This special event is perfect for the whole family who want to experience some Halloween fun. Enjoy dinner, followed by a spooky firelight Halloween story time that will put you in the mood for the Monsters Ball. Wear your costume and be prepared to move to the music, play games and have a “Monster” good time. Fee includes dinner, story, and dancing.All participants must register for this event. For more information, visit www. The Shakespeare Project of Chicago: “Othello.” 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton St., Niles. This is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Othello, The Moor of Venice. Othello and Desdemona marry and attempt to build a life together, despite their differences in age, race, and experience but their marriage is sabotaged by the envious Iago. The first of four plays which will be presented in a theatrical reading format by professional actors of The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. OCTOBER 27 Let’s Get Physical with My Gym! (Ages 2-6). 10:30 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Come enjoy dance, gymnastics skills, and movement with My Gym Children’s Fitness Center of Skokie! Registration required.

Morton Grove Park District’s Annual Halloween Family Festival. 4 to 8:15 p.m. at Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster St. Get dressed up and join the Morton Grove Park District at the annual Halloween Family Festival. Children ages 3-12 will be able to participate in a variety of Halloween activities. Festival activities may include: Carnival games and attractions, prizes, refreshments hay hunt and haunted maze entertainers. If you are interested in helping out at our annual Halloween Festival please call Kevin Slobodecki at 847-965-1200. Ghost Hunting 101. 3 p.m. at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton St., Niles. How does a ghost hunter conduct an investigation? All library patrons are invited to join in the celebration of Teen Read Month in a paranormal investigation presentation from the Illinois Ghost Society.

OCTOBER 28 Monster Movie Makeup. 2 p.m. at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton St., Niles. Turn yourself into a monster for Halloween! Learn to make fake blood and scars from everyday household items. Apply makeup to look like a zombie, vampire, or ghoul. The History of Law Enforcement In Niles. 1 p.m. at the Niles Historical Museum, 8970 Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Tom Ferraro,Niles historian,is bringing us Law Enforcement in Niles – 1800s-1950 another unique show and one you are sure to enjoy. For more information, call 847-3900160.

Halloween Parade & Party. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get your costume ready for the annual Halloween Parade and Party. Join us for a bewitching stroll from Oak Park (Main Street and Ottawa) to Grennan Heights. Once at Grennan Heights there will be ghouly games, ghastly goodies, and spooky surprises! Please register early for this popular event. Registration required. For more information, visit

Jack Diamond Presents Mel Torme. 10:30 a.m. at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton St., Niles. Jack Diamond, music historian, returns to the Niles Library to talk about jazz composer and singer, Mel Torme. Torme’s high tenor and smooth vocal style brought him fame with his signature tunes of “Again” and “Blue Moon” among many others.

Spooky Saturday. 12 p.m. at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton St., Niles. Brave souls are invited to listen to spooky stories, eat a sweet treat, show off your costume, and go trick-or-treating in the Library. For kids in grades 1-4.

Niles Needlers. 3 to 4 p.m. at the Niles Public Library, 6960 West Oakton St., Niles. Do you love to knit or crochet? Would you like to share and learn with others who are passionate about their hobby? Expert needler Lauren Sanchez, will be back to


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NOVEMBER 3 Acts Of Kindness Cabaret “With a Little Help From My Friends”. 7 p.m. at Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Prospect. A special evening of live musical entertainment, hospitality, raffles and silent auction to benefit the Park Ridge Community Fund.Tickets: $35 by Oct. 26; $40 after (includes hors d’oeuvres, sweets and two glasses of wine or soft drinks). 39th Annual Children’s Art Contest Reception. 2 to 3 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Celebrate and view the artwork of our Art Contest participants. Awards will be presented and refreshments will be served. Movin’ and Groovin.’ 10 to 11 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. An active class that includes music, dancing, musical instruments, and more! Registration required.

NOVEMBER 4 Concert: Trillium the Band. 2 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Trillium is a talented musical ensemble who perform an energetic array of Celtic, folk, ragtime, bluegrass and Dixieland music guaranteed to make you smile!

NOVEMBER 5 Teen Library Council (TLC) Meeting. 7 to 8 p.m. in the Cooperman Room at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Do you have great ideas for the Library? Want to get involved and earn volunteer service hours? Come to the Teen Library


Council meeting! All teens are welcome. Basics of Budgeting. 7 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Take charge of your financial future: learn how to prepare a monthly budget, comparison shop, cut expenses, and track and maintain your budget. Thomas Lydon, Staff Assistant for Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, has over twenty years of experience in finance and banking, and can assist you in regaining financial footing.

NOVEMBER 7 Teen Tech Drop-In. 4 to 6 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Have a question about formatting a document or how to download an eBook? Need to research for a project but aren’t sure where to start? Drop in any time during Teen Tech Drop-In with your questions or device and get help from a librarian. Jimmy Durante & Friends: Comic Radio Broadcasts. 2 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Biographer Jack Diamond presents the life and laughs of Jimmy Durante - and some of his friends - on radio broadcasts from the past. Health Careers Night. 6 to 8 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster Ave, Park Ridge. This annual program, sponsored by the Young Adult and Adolescent Medicine program offers teens an opportunity to: Learn about health career choices, talk with people who work in various health related careers and obtain information about educational requirements and salary ranges. No registration is required.



Letters to the Editor

Rules of order or games of disorder A Niles local newspaper had a recent editorial about the need for restraint when invoking Robert’s Rules needs clarification. It was not trustee Preston who raised the point of order about the stated requirement for the Committee of the Whole to be chaired by a trustee and not the mayor, it was me, trustee Chris Hanusiak. When trustees take the oaths of office, we do so with the understanding that all will follow the law and the rules.

A public body must follow proper conduct, not ignore rules just because someone erroneously thinks otherwise. Joe Annunzio, the village attorney and parliamentarian, concurred with my objection, but Mayor Callero merely defiantly blazed on ignoring even his own parliamentarian. It became a world where two plus two equals five. Our public meetings should conform to the rules and be followed by elected officials

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even if they don’t personally like them or want to follow them. Last year, Mayor Callero and trustee Przybylo should have shown restraint but stomped out of an ongoing meeting just because they didn’t like the motion made by another trustee. Those of us who remained to do our duty sat there amazed at such behavior. The meeting was never officially adjourned. A sad way to conduct village business. It is necessary and important to follow the rules of order because the legal functioning of a committee follows upon the legal requirements for a regular meeting. That’s the law. The previous mayor was a lawyer and did pretty much what he wanted, when he wanted, rules or no rules. To disregard legal procedures now is to fall back to the days of yesteryear, when the mayor could do practically anything he wanted and the trustees collectively nodded

their heads to whatever he told them. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, cars and village property were apparently given out to the then mayor’s favorites. These gifts were all seemingly OKed by phone calls to trustees for alleged approval in direct defiance of state law and Robert’s Rules, both of which require an official vote of the board in session. Leaderships in state legislative bodies are always attentive to the rules of order; that is often how they maintain control over the assembly, as well as control over their obedient state legislators and state senators who walk around the floor of their respective chambers, do crossword puzzles, chat on cell phones, carry on rambling conversations, eat and drink, and scratch their tired and weary heads. They do all this while waiting for the voting bell to ring, reminding them to push their voting buttons as ordered by their

“leadership.” Restraint can be deadly. A surgeon should never show restraint to do all that is possible for a patient. A policeman should never show restraint to investigate crimes or enforce the law. A lifeguard should never show restraint to save a drowning person, and a public servant should never show restraint to follow rules that guarantee an orderly discussion of public policy and vote. Several of us trustees know what to do, and we ought not to be counseled to show restraint just because someone may find a topic boring, tedious or inconveniently true. We are required by law, oath and ethics to do what is right and proper. After a half-century of lax enforcement, things apparently have still not changed. Niles has to get on track and follow the law and the rules of order. Chris Hanusiak Village of Niles Trustee

Restoring fiscal sanity to Washington At a time when fiscal sanity is so desperately needed in Washington, who better to represent the residents of Illinois’ 9th ninth Congressional District than an experienced CPA equipped with a thorough understanding of financing and budgets. Unlike his political opponent, Republican candidate Tim Wolfe is not a professional politician. Rather, he is a small business owner who understands the burdens of ever-increasing taxes, fuel and energy costs, and healthcare expenses. Residents are concerned that their property values have decreased while their property taxes have increased. Home foreclosures continue at a rapid pace and businesses continue to leave Illinois for neighboring states where the

cost of living and tax rates are much lower. The math is simple. When companies are closing their doors and people are losing their jobs, there are less people contributing to the tax rolls. Since the size of the government bureaucracy doesn’t shrink, those who are fortunate enough to remain working must bear the brunt of making up for the lost tax revenue. Once elected, Tim Wolfe will work to change the Washington status quo. He plans to fundamentally change and simplify the current tax code and reduce rates; significantly cut runaway government spending; support a balanced budget amendment; seek private market solutions for healthcare with access for everyone from children to seniors; reform and

strengthen Social Security and Medicare to be sustainable for future generations without reducing benefits for those age 55 and older; make energy independence a national priority; and aggressively root out waste, fraud and abuse. Tim will be sharply focused on supporting the business community, which will ultimately result in the creation of desperately needed private sector jobs. I ask my fellow residents of the new 9th Congressional District to no longer accept the status quo we have all been suffering under for decades. I encourage you to vote for Tim Wolfe for U.S. Congress to help return fiscal sanity to the new 9th Congressional District. David Lewis Morton Grove




Guest Columnist

State election codes suggest how to rig an election Stalin infamously stated that it’s not the votes that count, but who counts the votes. They say Russians play chess and Americans play checkers, but they don’t know Cook County. Our state election code does Stalin one better – you simply cannot get a vote since you can’t get on the ballot. The Illinois Election Code is designed to support incumbency and central control by a political elite who are focused on plunder, not representation. When our Constitution was written, the founders believed that each election cycle about 50 percent of our representatives would be replaced and that this new blood would insure real representation. America was designed around individual liberty and private property. You cannot have that with a political aristocracy. That’s what England had; a bunch of Lords who believed they were destined to rule over other

men. The idea of America is the opposite of that. Given that the Illinois Constitution is based on the United States Constitution it follows that we, as Illinois citizens, should expect the kind of turnover that insures real representation. America’s virtue is based on individual liberty and a near absolute respect for private property. America isn’t Europe (or Asia or Africa or South America) and that’s on purpose. Our view is that our rights originate from God and that no man can take them away by law or by force. If America had a theme it would be “Leave Me Alone.” Yet, that’s not the kind of government we have today. Over the course of the 20th

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century, conspiring men have plotted the demise of liberty. They’ve done this for the same reasons one man enslaves another – power and gain. Government generates billions of dollars of opportunity. It is a massive jobs machine that grants high pay, generous health care benefits and pensions that look more like full-time salaries than retirement money. Incumbency and “public service” really pays off. The

longer you serve, the more you get. Keeping others out of your honey pot is job number one for incumbent politicians. They’ve carefully designed the political process so that all of the benefits accrue to them and all the costs to their opponents and the tax payers. The system is rigged against you, but that’s only because you’ve allowed it to be. The system can be changed and it can be better. We can return to our roots

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and regain our liberty, all the while reducing corruption and making government transparent and accountable. Over the next few articles let’s discuss what can be done to change the system. This issue shouldn’t have a side. It’s something that affects us all. It is only through the election process that we can change, alter or influence our government. A rigged system destroys all that.



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Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Dean Strezelecki Niles Police Chief discussed the Street Gang RICO Act during an informational seminar in Park Ridge last week.

RICO ACT Continued from page 2 very difficult crime to combat because it becomes a way of life for people, ingrained in their family. As the presentation went on Morask said, according to law enforcement information, the fractionalization of some of the larger gangs into smaller ones has become one of the driving factors for the increase in violence, as these factions fight for territory, sometimes street block to street block which makes it harder for police to fight them. Additionally, some California Prison gangs like the Surreno 13 have begun to take root in the Midwest, and have added to the violence. Unlike the established gangs in the area, they operate in complete disregard for the “rules”that are typically followed by older gang members. “Old gangs don’t like random violent crime because it attracts police attention. They were more military-like in their dayto-day operation,” said Cook County Sheriff Tony Brzezniak. “Current gang [members] are not as organized. Essentially they are all just loosely affiliated.” As the presentation went on, Morask also said that graffiti is useful for gang intelligence as it tells the police about what gang is moving into the neighborhood. “Morask said that it’s important to call in any graffiti as soon as you see it so that way gangs know that the area is not

friendly to them. Additionally, Dept. Supervisor of the Cook County States Attorney’s Narcotics Unit Kevin Hughes said that gangs primary fund their criminal activity through selling narcotics. He said that the Illinois’ RICO law was implemented specifically to use it to go after those gangs that are selling narcotics. Narcotics units used wiretaps to track down the gangs that were selling cocaine using a “pizza delivery-like distribution” said Hughes. “But a number of kids in the north western suburban area are driving into the city to purchase heroin. The Eisenhower expressway is essentially what we call the heroin highway.” In addition to the seminar there was a ‘Stay out of my room’ exhibit at the seminar that presented a sample teenager’s bedroom. It was set up for the seminar attendees to walk through to show things that a kid may have in his bedroom that to a regular parent might not be alarming but should be alarming because it’s related to gang activity. “I remember a few years ago that a parent didn’t want to violate their child’s privacy. That’s nonsense,” said Morask, who recommended that the parents in attendance visit ‘Stay out of my room’ exhibit. Additionally, attendees received a Gang Crimes Book compiled by Morask, with illustrations of gang colors, flags, symbols, graffiti and helpful phone numbers.

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INSIDE: Maine South’s Friedman performs well at state, page 15; Playoffs next up for football locals, page 15



Maine South wins regional title By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

After pulling out a victory on penalty kicks over 18th-seeded Schurz in its regional opener earlier last week, Maine South’s boys soccer team didn’t want to leave anything to chance facing Loyola Academy for the regional title last Friday afternoon. The No. 2-seeded Hawks jumped on the ninth-seeded Ramblers early, scoring just 31 seconds into the game and tallying two additional firsthalf goals. Maine South’s potent defense and goalkeeper Erik Wagner did the rest as the Hawks blanked Loyola, 4-0, to win their first regional crown since 2009. The Hawks’ victory set them up for a sectional semifinal matchup in the New Trier sectional opposite Glenbrook North, which took place Tuesday.. “We’ve played Glenbrook North to a 0-0 draw earlier in the season so we know they’ll be a tough squad,” said Maine South coach Dan States, whose team is 14-4-5 heading into its game versus the 5th-seeded Spartans. States and the Hawks were hoping to get on the board as quickly as possible, and sophomore forward Alex Koziol turned that hope into reality. Koziol took a pass from Mike Solberg and banged in a shot for a 1-0 lead. “That’s definitely what we were looking for,” States said. “We felt this was a team that, the longer they would hang around, they would be dangerous. We didn’t want to go into a long, drawn-out 0-0 affair like we had in the last contest where Schurz did a great job defensively and we just had a hard time finishing. This time we wanted to get up thoroughly and never look back.” Ryan Pattullo, one of the

team’s senior co-captains along with defender Calvin Miller, put the Hawks ahead 2-0 with 30:08 left in the half after he gained possession in front of the Loyola net, sidestepped a couple of defenders and put in a shot from around 20 yards out. “It was all my teammates’work,” Pattullo said. “Coach always told us to press the defensive line because anything can happen and that’s exactly what I did. I saw the ball pop loose and I went for it, got a lucky bounce off it and I took the shot that I had.” Miller and his colleagues in the back line put constant pressure on Loyola forwards throughout the contest. Wagner faced just four shots the entire day. “We knew they had a couple of good forwards that like to pass it around quickly,” Miller said. “Our defense is really good at shifting and covering so we figured we’d match up well against them.” “Our defense has been outstanding all season for us,” States added. “It begins in the pipes with Erik Wagner, and our back line of Kyle Gebavi, Jacob Szpernal, Kazuma Takizawa and his brother, Tatsuya. And Calvin Miller. The four of those guys have been rock solid all season for us and we just don’t give up a lot of shot opportunities. That continued to play itself out tonight.” Nearly five minutes after his brother’s goal, Chris Pattullo capitalized on a Loyola turnover and scored from the right side for a 3-0 Hawk lead. Henry Mierzwa, a sophomore, netted the Hawks’ final goal just before the game ended. The Hawks advanced to the regional championship game by outscoring Schurz 3-2 on penalty kicks Oct. 16. Koziol, Nick Malone and Michael Banas each scored for the Hawks, while Wagner

picked up the victory in goal. •Maine East, the area’s soccer Cinderella story a year ago when it advanced to the sectional championship game, suffered an early exit this year in a Class 3A Leyden Regional semifinal game vs. Glenbrook North Oct. 16. The Spartans, seeded fifth in the New Trier sectional, blanked the No. 10-seeded Demons, 1-0. Maine East goalkeeper David Patyk played well,but the Demons finally got to him late in the first half and scored the game’s only goal on a breakaway. Maine East, which finished 2012 with a 12-8-2 record, did generate some scoring chances from Wilson Noriega and Rami Dajani in the second half, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Dajani, who scored 31 goals this season despite missing several games early with injuries, finishes his stellar prep career with 88 career goals. He’s also been named to the first-team AllState squad. •Niles West, the 13th seed in the New Trier Sectional, put up a battle with Lane Tech on Oct. 16, but was ousted from further postseason play after bowing to the fourth-seeded Indians, 2-0. •Notre Dame, competing in the Class 2A Vernon Hills Regional, saw its 2012 campaign come to an end following a 5-1 loss to St. Viator in a semifinal game Oct. 17. Senior Brett Bartes, the Dons’ leading scorer each of the past two seasons, netted his team’s only goal in the first half, which made the score 3-1 at the time.

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Senior defender Kyle Gebavi attempts to clear the zone during Maine South’s 4-0 regional title victory over Loyola Academy last Friday.



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FOOTBALL 1. Maine South 2. Benet 3. Bolingbrook 4. JCA 5. Plainfield North 6. Plainfield Central 7. Notre Dame

TENNIS 1. Benet 2. Downers South 3. Lockport 4. Joliet Catholic 5. Maine South 6. Joliet 7. Plainfield North

BOYS SOCCER 1. Benet 2. Maine South 3. Romeoville 4. Downers South 5. Plainfield Central 6. Joliet Central 7. Downers North

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 1. Benet 2. JCA 3. Niles West 4. Downers South 5. Plainfield North 6. Lockport 7. Bolingbrook

BOYS CROSS 1. Maine South 2. Plainfield South 3. Plainfield East 4. Minooka 5. Downers North 6. Downers South 7. Notre Dame

GIRLS CROSS 1. Maine South 2. Downers South 3. Downers North 4. Minooka 5. Lockport 6. Plainfield Central 7. Benet Rankings are compiled by Mark Gregory and Scott Taylor.

15:15 over 3 miles, leading the Hawks to their second regional crown in as many years. Maine South had 31 point, second-place New Trier had 52, and Niles North was in third with 65. Senior teammates Robert Taylor (15:24) and Kevin Dolan (15:31) finished third and fifth, respectively, while Jack Carpenter, a junior, rounded out a strong showing by the Hawks with a 10th-place finish. Stephen LaVelle (12th), Paul d’Ambrosio and Paul Tobin (30th) rounded out the Hawks’ lineup. Maine South qualified as a team for Saturday afternoon’s Niles West sectional. Two runners each from Maine East and Niles West also will be advancing to sectional competition. For the Demons, senior Aayush Shaw qualified by finishing 27th, and sophomore Anthony Misiak made the cut in 37th place. Justin Atwal, a senior, was the Wolves’ top finisher in 32nd place, and senior Yandiel Cardenas earned a sectional berth by placing 39th. •Class 2A St. Viator Regional: Notre Dame will be sending its entire squad to Saturday morning’s Fenton sectional thanks to its fourth-place regional finish. The Dons saw four runners place in the top 10. Seniors Mike Gibson (16:40 over 3 miles) and Matt Siemienowski (16:48) finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Freshmen Robert Koteski (15th) and Matt Conteras (17) were next to cross the finish line. Senior Tom Frost took 20th, senior Dan Curley was 24th and sophomore Sayeed Mohameed was 26th.

GIRLS CROSS Class 3A Loyola Regional: The Hawks, led by 2011 state qualifiers Emily Leonard and Megan Lemersal, motored to second place with 46 points while regional champion New Trier had 33. Maine South’s entire squad will compete in the Niles West sectional on Saturday. Leonard, a junior, was the second overall individual finisher in a time of 17:30 over 3 miles. Lemersal, a senior, clocked in at 18:32 for sixth place. Junior Mirae Mastrolonardo was right behind Lemersal in seventh. The Hawks also got strong performances from freshman Gina Johnson (15th), junior Cailin Eckart (16th) and seniors Caryn Clark (20th) and Maddie McGrady (31st). Maine East sophomores Leslie Christiansen (44th place) and Jessica Cuevas (50th) will be competing as individuals at the Niles West Sectional. •Elmwood Park Class 2A Regional: Resurrection made school history on Saturday, becoming the first cross country team to win a regional title. The Bandits, coached by Park Ridge resident Fred Angelini, topped the nine-team field, edging runner-up Trinity by three points in the team standings (65-68). Resurrection will travel to Bensenville on Saturday for the Fenton Sectional. Hannah Witczak, a state qualifier in 2011, placed third overall with a time of 19:49 over 3 miles. Grabbing top-20 finishes for the Bandits were Marya Cunningham (12th), Carissa Fagiano (14th), Morgan Crivlare (17th) and Audrey Holmes (19th).Kathleen Hughes (22nd) and Alex Figueroa (33rd) also ran for Resurrection.








Friedman has success at state meet By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Leigh Friedman plays in USTA events without being accompanied by a coach, so having Jo Ann Bondi, Friedman’s coach at Maine South, with her during her inaugural go-around at last weekend’s girls state tennis tournament benefited the freshman in several ways. Friedman explained that Bondi’s coaching and encouragement during her matches—she played five altogether—helped her to focus and to settle down if she happened not to be playing well. In USTA matches, Friedman said

you have to do it all on your own, whereas the state tournament is more of a family atmosphere. “She (Bondi) always knows what to say,” Friedman said. “If I’m losing (a match) during the state tournament or at any other time, I’m very hard on myself and get down on myself, but Coach helped me (get through it). She helped me move on and cope with it. “Going to state was a good experience. I was happy with the way I played and it was really fun. I enjoyed it a lot.” But Friedman experienced more winning than losing in her first state tourney, going 3-2. After losing her first match

to Catherine Orfanos of Lake Forest, Friedman defeated her next three consolation round opponents. She bowed out of the tournament with a loss in the fourth consolation round. “I’ve known her (Orfanos),” Friedman said. “She’s one of my friends and it was difficult playing her because she’s a good player.” “I think she had a really tough first-round match, but she played her very well,” Bondi said. “I’m pleased with the way she played her matches and the fact that she didn’t give up even in the matches she lost. “This is going to be a big learning experience for her. It’s a

different kind of pressure playing for one’s school. You feel more pressure that she’s representing a school.” During her three-match winning streak, Friedman said she tried to stay focused and consistent. “I played as hard as I could because I knew that any match could be my last (of the tournament),” she said. Both Friedman and Bondi agree that the upcoming off-season will be crucial to her growth as a player. They’re zooming in on three specific areas: stroke production, conditioning and mental toughness. “My strokes have to continue

to get better, and I think I will with a bunch of practice,” Friedman said. “I’m going to work on my speed and getting to short balls and back balls that are difficult. From a mental standpoint, I hope I’ll get a lot better with that, deal with mistakes and hopefully that will get better in the off-season.” “She has the ability to be in the top 16 in the state,” Bondi added. “A lot of it will be determined what happens this year and next year.We’re looking at those three areas and setting goals towards the next 10 months to make her more of a competitive player at this level.”

Playoffs next step for Wolves, Hawks and Dons By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Making the Class 8A playoffs with a 5-4 record after dropping its final four games of the season wasn’t the scenario Niles West head coach Scott Baum envisioned for his team. Nonetheless, the Wolves (54, 1-4) live to see another day, earning their first postseason berth in eight years despite a season-ending 28-21 loss at Evanston last Friday.The Wildkits also became playoff eligible with their 5-4 record. “The good news is we get to play a game 10,” Baum said.“Niles West hasn’t been to the state playoffs since 2004, so we’re excited about that. We set out to accomplish to play a 10th game and we’re playing a 10th game. So it is what it is.” Niles West, the No. 14 seed in the north bracket, will visit No. 3 Palatine (8-1) later this week. “I like our kids,” Baum said. “People don’t realize how hard it is to (get to) play in a 10th game. The league we play in, it’s a tough league. Niles North’s a good team, Highland Park’s a good team, Westinghouse is going to the state playoffs. “It’s not easy getting to the state playoffs and it’s cool, and I hope our kids realize that. We’ve been talking about that. It’s a bad time when you don’t get a

chance to play a (playoff) game, but our kids get a chance to play a game so that’s awesome.” The Wolves started out strong, taking the ball 72 yards on their opening drive and scoring on Nick Johnson’s 9-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead. Junior Andrew Milhulet’s interception of a Chris Little pass with 5:59 to go in the first quarter set up sophomore quarterback Tommy Galanopoulos’ 9-yard TD toss to Johnson. However, the Wolves missed the extra point and led 13-0. But the Wildkits, playing for their playoff lives, recovered a fumble on the Niles West 22-yard line midway through the second quarter that set up Marcus Hampton’s 8-yard TD run to make it 13-7. Another Niles West turnover less than a minute later—this a pass interception—put Evanston on Niles West’s 32-yard line. Mihulet and James Williams later teamed up to stop Deontre Yarbrough after Yarbrough caught a pass at the 1-yard line, but Little took it into the end zone on the next play with 25 seconds to go in the half. The Wildkits took the lead 14-13 after converting the extra point. “When we don’t make mistakes we’re a good football team,” Baum said. “It’s just unfortunate that we couldn’t finish the game. We turned the ball over; we had

some penalties in the second half and we gave them two big plays.” One of those plays to which Baum is referring was Little’s 54-yard pass to wideout Alex Zineddine for a touchdown that extended Evanston’s lead to 21-13. The Wolves, though, responded, with Galanopoulos moving the team downfield utilizing a no-huddle offense. Galanopoulos kept the drive alive with a pass to Johnson on a fourth-and-11 situation, and Galanopoulos then scored on a 10-yard keeper. The Wolves forced a 21-21 tie following Jake Glotzer’s two-point conversion run. The game-deciding play took place with 7:12 to go when Little lofted a pass just out of reach of a Niles West defender to Zineddine, who raced into the end zone on a reception that covered 38 yards. Galanopoulos turned in a solid effort for the Wolves, rushing for 100 yards and passing for over 100. Wideout-kick returner Jeremiah Jordan, who caught six passes, is glad that he and his teammates are playoff-bound, but he clearly wanted a sixth victory. “(The) playoffs were this week,” said Jordan, referring to the game with Evanston. “We wanted to win this week. It meant a lot to our team and it meant a lot to

me. We just needed to get a win and we just didn’t win.” •Maine South overcame a sluggish start to top Glenbrook South, 35-14, last Friday on the road,earning its 12th consecutive CSL South title, as well as its 60th straight league victory. The Hawks now enter the playoffs, which they’ve been gearing up for ever since falling in the second round last season to Stevenson. Maine South, the top seed in the north bracket, takes its spotless 9-0 record into its opening-round game at home vs. No. 16 Lane Tech (5-3). Glenbrook South surprised the Hawks (5-0 in the CSL South) by jumping out to a 14-0 lead, but the Hawks responded on two Matt Alviti touchdown strikes— the first to Zach Hinkamp for 64 yards and the second a 51yard game-tying TD to George Sajenko. Alviti,who threw for nearly 300 yards on the night, also scored twice himself on runs of 16 and 7 yards. Maine South running back Anthony Mitchell added the Hawks’ final touchdown on a 2-yard run. •Notre Dame had to figure its chances of picking up a sixth victory at Carmel last Friday—the Corsairs had just two wins going into the regular season finale— were pretty good, especially after whipping Joliet Catholic a week earlier.

But the Corsairs overcame a 7-0 Notre Dame lead with two big plays—an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter, followed by an 81-yard TD reception in the third—en route to beating the Dons, 20-13. The win was Carmel’s 15th straight over Notre Dame. Despite the loss, Notre Dame, with its 5-4 record, secured its seventh straight postseason appearance. The Dons are the 14th seed in the Class 6A north bracket.They will be on the road for their playoff opener at No. 3 Grayslake North (8-1). The Dons made it close late in the game on Chris James’ 4-yard run with under a minute remaining, but Notre Dame couldn’t recover an onside kick. James once again was a workhorse for the Dons, going over the century mark rushing yet again. His 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter gave ND its 7-0 lead. Tom Sora recovered two fumbles to lead the Dons defensively. •Maine East was denied its first four-win season since 1996 after suffering a 49-0 loss at home to playoff-bound Glenbrook North (8-1 6-0). GBN built up a 35-0 at intermission over the Demons, who finish the year 3-6, 1-4 and were held to under 100 yards total offense for the game.

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Benet wins share of ESCC title By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

A year ago, Benet Academy was 1-8 and at the bottom of the East Suburban Catholic Conference. This season, the Redwings went to Joliet Catholic Academy coming off a win over Marist and having a chance to win a share of the ESCC title with a win over the Hilltoppers. The Redwings did just that with the 31-21 win, which clinched them a share of the ESCC crown with Marist. “We are very excited about this. Joliet Catholic is an amazing team, they are a big, strong, disciplined team,” said Benet quarterback Jack Beneventi . “They are huge and a hardhitting team.” It appeared early as if the injury-plagued hosts were going to ruin Benet’s chance at the improbable rise to the league title, as Michael Ivlow had scoring runs of 5-and-20 yards in the opening quarter to put the Hillmen ahead 14-0 right out of the gate. Then Benet got all jacked up. Beneventi put on a passing clinic, hitting Jack Euritt for a pair of scores to knot the game at 14-14. A Tyler Reitz three-yard run just before halftime gave JCA the 21-14 lead at the break, but the second half was all Beneventi. The 6-foot, 6-inch signal caller found Euritt for the third time late in the third quarter for a 40yard TD to again tie the game 21-21. “They took away our underneath quick game, so we had to look a little further down

the field and Jack and Jack did a hell of a job,” said Benet coach Pat New. “Beneventi really does a nice job out there, he plays like a senior. He has great poise in the pocket and he is really accurate.” JCA threatened in the fourth quarter, but a Reitz fumble inside the five yard line, which the Redwings recovered in the and turned into a drive that concluded with Beneventi’s fourth TD pass of the game, this one to Jack Crain, to put Benet ahead 28-21. The Redwings would seal the game in the closing minute with a 25-yard field goal. For the game Beneventi was 28-of-35 for 390 yards and the four TDs. He was intercepted twice, both by Zack Jackovich. Euritt caught five of Beneventi’s passes for 155 yards, while Jack Toner caught three for 71 yards. For the Hillmen, with USCbound running back Ty Isaac still out nursing injuries, JCA was led by Reitz (19 carries, 103 yards, TD) and Michael Ivlow (13 carries, 86 yards, 2 TDs). Joliet Catholic expects Isaac to be back for the playoffs, making them a completely team, coach Dan Sharp said. “We are heading in (to the playoffs) 5-4 which is not how we wanted to go in,” Sharp said. “But, I really think this is the time of year we look forward to. Once you are in, it doesn’t matter what your record is, everybody has a shot. The regular season is done and this is the new season and this is what matters now.We are going to try as hard as we can we can to win each game.”

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Jack Beneventi passed for four touchdowns in Benet’s win over JCA last week.

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Don’t fall for fantasy in the workplace Q. My team and my manager work with a charismatic supervisor who is always telling lies about what he’s going to do for our company. My team and manager hang on every word he says, make excuses for why he doesn’t deliver, and then look forward to his next promise. I’m sick of my team getting hung out to dry. How do I get my team and manager to wake up? A. You can get your manager and team to wake up and smell the deception by diplomatically pointing out what it costing them to keep putting their faith in your local snake oil salesman. Your charismatic supervisor clearly is appealing to the hopes and dreams of your team so effectively that they are reluctant to let go of the fantasy he is selling. There are people in the workplace who have little or no empathy but are superb at reading what people want. People like this sometimes live a life of crime and become con artists, and sometimes they get jobs in organizations like yours. Most people want certain

outcomes so badly that they are easy targets for a person who is willing to lie. Once coworkers figure out what this person is doing, he or she simply quits, moves, or disappears and works the same game on a new organization. The only way to be immunized against an office con artist is to be painfully aware of the difference between reality and fantasy. Some people figure if something sounds too good to be true, they are being conned. Those people rarely get fooled. Then again, reality is a much harder road to walk than a cushy fantasy. To break your colleagues out of their dream world, stop directly attacking the behavior of your local con artist. Instead, next time he makes a ridiculous promise, ask your team about the fallout if he fails to deliver. Focus on the specific consequences for each of them. Don’t try to pry their clutching fingers away from their hope

that this supervisor is their hero. Confirm that, indeed, this guy may bring heaven to earth, but ... how will it affect a promotion, an opportunity or the reputation of your team if his promise doesn’t materialize. If you look at the marketing of products, you’ll notice that most companies surely employ psychologists or someone with psychological expertise to consult on sales campaigns. Marketing and sales efforts often focus on getting customers to buy a promise rather than a product. Car commercials promise that you’ll be sophisticated, environmentally responsible or frugal. The truth is, obviously, buying a car makes you none of these things, but that is certainly not what the commercials imply.When we are accustomed to buying promises rather than products, it can be difficult to avoid falling for a clever sales pitch. If you can patiently keep pointing out the possible downside of depending on promises that never arrive, your coworkers’ anxiety will make them more interested in reality.

Taking care of old debts Dear Dave, I have some bad marks on my credit report. What’s the best way to handle them? Patricia Dear Patricia, There can be three types of nasty items on your credit report. There are errors, which shouldn’t be there at all. There are old payments that you paid late, and really, these are just a report of history. Then there are debts that have gone bad. This means you didn’t pay them. If these are the types of items you’re talking about, you’ll have to go back and clean them up. This will mean either making payment in full or settling them at a lower, agreed-upon amount. Probably the biggest headache will be finding exactly who to pay. There’s a good chance

some of them have been handed over to collection agencies. If this is the case, they’ll try to charge collection fees, and in some cases even double the amount owed. You’ll have to negotiate with them for a more reasonable settlement amount. So there’s going to be more than just a financial hassle attached to this endeavor. But still, even if the debts have a date when they were supposed to “fall off” your credit report, I’d still pay them. Collectors will still chase you in an effort to collect even if they’ve fallen off your record. They aren’t supposed to do that, but many do. And it can

hit you at exactly the wrong time—like when you try to get a mortgage. I think this is a good idea, Patricia. Just expect a little work and a few headaches in the process. Getting this stuff out of the way will improve your quality of life, and besides, it’s your debt. It’s your responsibility to pay it, plus it’s the honorable thing to do! —Dave

* Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 5 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

Time and experience will be your best ally to help your manager and teammates quit buying the latest fantasy spun by your workplace charmer.

The last word(s) Q.I have some chronic problems in my workplace, especially in dealing with people.The traditional advice I get from people on how to fix these problems never works. Am I stuck with having the people I work with make me miserable? A. No. If at first you don’t succeed,try something completely different. Sooner or later you’ll hit upon what actually solves the problem.

(Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www.interpersonaledge. com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd.,

#2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.)




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it or poke it with a stick, but you have what it takes to make the grade. Make the best use of your ability to blend in as one of the gang at the end of the week and form new contacts.

whimsical. A great deal of fun can be stirred up by using a small bit of imagination early in the week. Significant relationships might need some tender loving care; let intuition guide you.

Make a splash as the most entertaining party person during weekend activities. Don’t start anything of importance in the middle of the week, as conditions could change in the blink of an eye.

Be a good sport. Under all the teasing and horseplay, there may be some true kindness and understanding. Your intuitions are a bit stronger early in the week, so ignore words and listen to your heart.

If tasteful purchases for the home are on the agenda, you may find small items of enduring value in the beginning or end of the week. The stars are not helpful enough for major investments or contracts.

Stick to the status quo. The cosmic traffic light is red where new ventures are concerned. You may have very good ideas, but wait until the end of the week to put anything of importance into action.




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Acknowledging our financial blunders By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

Who among us has not made a costly financial blunder? Come on; admit it - we all make some dumb moves for which we have to pay a pretty penny. Research by the Consumer Federation of America and Primerica found that two out of three Americans say they have made at least one “really bad financial decision,” and almost half of those questioned (47 percent) admitted that they had made more than one. The median cost of these bad decisions was $5,000, but the average cost was $23,000. That we make financial booboos is not surprising, but the report also found that a large majority of those surveyed believe their ability to make financial decisions is “good” or “excellent,” despite having made costly financial mistakes in the past. “Considering their past mistakes and the complexity of the financial services marketplace, we were surprised at how highly most middle class Americans rate their ability to make a variety of financial decisions,” said CFA Executive Director Stephen Brobeck. Call it the “Lake Wobegon

Effect,” named after the fictional town where author Garrison Keillor noted that “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” The Lake Wobegon Effect has come to mean the tendency to overestimate one’s capabilities. In social psychology, it’s called “illusory superiority.” Of course, if we are all so smart and confident in the world of finance, why are we shelling out thousands of dollars to cover our bad decisions? Even if you are from Lake Wobegon, you may be interested to know about these mistakes that I saw frequently when I was an investment adviser: 1. Failing to maintain an adequate emergency reserve fund. Maintaining six to 12 months of living expenses allows you to ride out many a financial storm without raiding your retirement assets. For those in retirement, carrying 12 to 24 months of expenses is even better. 2. Creating an overly optimistic financial plan. From the mid-1990s until the financial crisis of 2008, too many plans relied on annual investment returns of 10 percent. Those

whose assumptions were more conservative faced far fewer surprises when the negative years rolled in. 3. Paying more fees than necessary. Why do investors consistently put themselves at a disadvantage by purchasing investments that carry hefty fees? Those who stick to nocommission index mutual funds start each year with a 1-2 percent advantage over those who invest in loaded managed funds. 4. Allowing your emotions to rule your financial choices. There are two emotions that tend to overly influence our financial lives: fear and greed. At market tops, greed kicks in and we tend to assume too much risk. Conversely, when the bottom falls out, fear takes over and makes us want to sell everything and hide under the bed. To prevent the emotional swings, create and stick to a diversified portfolio that spreads out your risk across different asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, cash and commodities. 5. Not having adequate insurance vs. purchasing too much insurance. Insurance is a necessary component of a

financial plan. However, too often people shift from one extreme of not having enough coverage to the other, when they buy more insurance than they need. A good way to quantify your insurance needs is to use a life insurance calculator, like this one: life-insurance/life-calculator. 6. Assuming too big a risk. If you are going to make a risky investment, such as purchasing a large position in a single stock or making an investment in a tiny company, only allocate the amount of money you are willing to lose, that is, an amount that will not really affect your financial life over the long term. Yes, there are people who invest in the next Apple, but just in case things don’t work out, limit your exposure to a reasonable percentage (single digits!) of your net worth.

7. Not asking for help. There are plenty of people who can manage their own financial lives, but there are also many cases where hiring a pro make sense. Make sure that you know what services you are paying for and how your adviser is compensated. Hey, I’ve heard that even in Lake Wobegon, the average financial mistake can cost you $23,000!

(Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editorat-Large for www.CBSMoneyWatch. com. 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.)




Niles Senior Center September/October 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. For more information about membership and programs, contact the Senior Center at 847588-8420. Got the Dot? – It Could Save Your Life! Assist first responders with the information they need. Become part of the Illinois Dot Program. The Illinois Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers. Information contained on the medical card can assist first responders in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash. This can very well mean the difference between life and death. For more information, please contact the Niles Senior Center (847 588-8420). How To Enjoy A Symphony With Jim Kendros Tuesday, Oct. 23 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. How does one really listen to a symphony? What are the structures used by the composer? Find the answers and much more as Jim unravels the mysteries of listening to a symphony! Open to All! $6 member, $9 non-member. Annual Birthday Celebration, Wednesday, October 24, 2:003:00PM Anyone who has celebrated a birthday or will be celebrating one in 2012, is welcome to join

Mayor Bob Callero to this annual birthday celebration complete with cake and raffle prizes. If you are 90 or older and would like to be acknowledged during the celebration, please call the Senior Center (847 588-8420) and put your name on the over 90’s list!

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, Morton Grove. You may register for all programs at the Center or call 847-4705223. Better Balance. Tuesdays & Thursdays through Oct. 25 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. This class is designed to enhance core strength, balance, coordination, stability, and flexibility. Balance and stability training can directly improve all aspects of daily living. Assessment with fitness center staff is required at least one week prior to first class. This exercise class supported in part by a donation from the American Legion Post #134 and runs from September through October 25, 2012, from 10 AM - 10:45 AM. Fees are $45 member; $55 member. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM Marilyn Monroe: Some Like it Hot W e d n e s d a y, October 24, 2012 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Although often typecast by critics and fans because of her looks, she was capable of being hilarious, heartbreaking and intriguing all in the same film. $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. Barbara Stanwyck: Christmas in Connecticut October 31, 2012 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Barbara Stanwyck could play a femme fatale, an ingénue, or a businesswoman murderer and do them all perfectly, yet she never won an Oscar. $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. Monster Mash: Classic Movie

Obituary Michael Hamma Michael Hamma, 87, of Niles died Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary; the loving father of Michael and Frank; and cherished grandfather of Lindsey, Brandon and Kyle Hamma. Visitation was at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, on Sunday Oct. 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were on Monday Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. Interment was at Maryhill

Monsters M o n d a y October 29, 2012 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Spend Halloween with Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, and many more bone-chilling villains in this delightfully creepy celebration of classic monster movies on Monday, October 29 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.,. Enjoy a collection of the greatest monster moments from a number of fantastically eerie films and explore the fascinating stories behind these timeless characters. Don’t be surprised if Abbott and Costello bring their own case of the heebie-jeebies to this fun-filled Classic Monster Mash! 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. The Best Actors Never to Win an Oscar - Series Join Historian Barry Bradford as he explores the talent and films of well know Hollywood stars and some of their greatest films. Enjoy only your favorites or enjoy them all! To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

Cemetery. Michael was a member of the American Aid Society of Chicago.

Lillian V. Merchut Lillian V. Merchut, nee Mazurek, 90, Niles, formerly of Morton Grove. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Merchut; loving mother of Michael (Mari Sue) Merchut; cherished grandmother of Laura (Sean) Wesslund and Christine Merchut; dear sister of the late Stanley

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.

Park Ridge Senior Center The next Center Art Workshop begins at 10am to noon on Monday, September 10 and runs through October 29. This is a class using acrylics taught by wellknow local artist Rae Penzin who will bring out the best artistically in all class members. All abilities are welcome. Cost is $60 for Center members and $75 for nonmembers. Tai Chi for Health: Balance, Posture, Pain, & Arthritis begins an hour earlier, 1:30, Fridays from September to November 30. This class will increase flexibility, muscle strength, heart and lung activity, posture and help prevent falls in this low impact approach to fitness. The class can be done standing or modified to a chair, practicing at your own pace. Class is 45 minutes. Cost is $62 for members and $77 for nonmembers. If bridge is of interest there are several opportunities to enjoy the

Mazurek, Chester Mazurek, and Stephanie “Sally” Cieslak; loving aunt and great aunt of many. Visitation was at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, on Friday Oct. 12 from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral was Saturday Oct. 13 at 9:15 a.m. to Our Lady of Ransom Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum. Prayers, flowers, memorials, or donations to Catholic Charities 126 N. Des Plaines St., Chicago, IL 606619969 are appreciated.

game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday of the month. Call the Center at 847-692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators. Membership dues for the 20122013 year are being accepted. The dues are: single - $45 resident/$63 non-resident and a Couple (must reside in the same household) $68 resident/$97 non-resident. And attention to current members … bring in a new member and receive a $5 gift card !!!! Ask the front desk for more details. Jo Buck continues her exercise classes at 9 am and 10:30 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This class covers a variety of movements including stretching, strength training and floor exercise. Give it a try!!! The first class is free. After that it is $2 each time you come Following are number of ongoing activities at the Center: Woodcarvers meet Thursdays at 9am…a FREE activity: Gamers, 1-4:30pm on Fridays play dominos, hand and foot, scrabble for rummikube … also FREE. Ceramics students meet Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30am to noon and work on projects of their choice. There is a charge of only $7 per class. Pinochle players meet the second Monday, Third Thursday and every Saturday of the month at 1pm. Table tennis players start play at 1pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All abilities are welcome for this free activity. Bocce ball players gather just north of the Center at 10am Wednesday mornings. Ken Hewelt is bocce master and can explain how the game is played.





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