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NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Vol. 58 No. 5


County looks to reduce deficit Cook County’s 2014 budget to reduce deficit without adding new taxes, fines or fees By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle says her proposed 2014 budget reduces the deficit and doesn’t include any new taxes, fines or fees. The total proposed budget for the next fiscal year is $3.5 billion. “This budget reflects my administration’s work over the past three years and is a testament to the reforms we have put in place to institutionalize fiscal responsibility in county government,” Preckwinkle said. “We are not raising taxes and we are prioritizing spending. We have solved for more than $1.2 billion in deficits since I took office while improving services.” In June there was a preliminary deficit of $152 million, but Preckwinkle said that has been eliminated thanks to reforms she’s put into place and to the prioritizing of spending. This included an increase in anticipated Cook County Health and Hospitals System payments of $86.5 million and $10.5 million in savings. The proposed budget also works off the assumption that a big part of its revenue will come from money the county is getting from Affordable Care Act. “We provide a half a billion dollars in charity care every year, See DEFICIT, page 22




Student charged for making online threats to school district Skokie police charged the unnamed student for making ‘nonspecific threat’ against the school district By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

A District 219 student was charged with felony disorderly conduct after allegedly making an online threat against the school district.

Skokie police charged the unnamed student for making a “nonspecific threat” against the school district on Oct. 28. At press time, authorities had not released the gender, age, grade level or identity of the student. The student’s school

within the district was not disclosed either. However Niles West Principal Jason Ness released a statement after the charges were filed, so it is possible the student is in attendance at his school. “The student who allegedly

made the threat has been identified and charged with felony disorderly conduct,” said Ness in the statement.“Based on current information from the Skokie Police Department, the student was acting alone, and we do not believe that there is any threat to the building.” Niles West News, the school’s student newspaper, reported that while Ness could not

confirm if the threat was made via Facebook or another social media site, he said according to the police report the threat was “liked and shared” online. This is the second instance of threats made to the school district this year. In February, senior Sam Breitberg, 18, was for allegedly making bomb threats on Niles West High School.

Pedestrian killed by train in Park Ridge By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Trains along Metra’s Union Pacific/Northwest line were delayed up to three hours after a man was struck and killed by a train between Dee Road and Park Ridge stations. Union Pacific/Northwest train No. 631 was headed from Chicago to McHenry Oct. 29 when it hit George P. Nuyttens, Jr., 34, near the Touhy Avenue

overpass about 5:10 p.m. Immediately after the accident, trains were stopped on the line. Metra’s website suggested alternate forms of transportation as most trains traveling to Chicago, Crystal Lake and Harvard were experiencing delays between 160 to 180 minutes. Officials waited for the Cook County Medical Examiner to arrive on the scene to declare the victim dead at 6:45 p.m. and

service was not restored on the line until about 8:20 p.m. At press time, it was still unclear what Nuyttens, of the 1800 block of Hemlock Place, Schaumburg, was doing near the Touhy Avenue overpass before the train hit him. The Park Ridge Police Department is currently conducting a death investigation into the incident. The Bugle will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.





Riders will soon be transitioning to Ventra Riders will be able to transfer their magnetic card balances to new Ventra card By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Suburban Pace and Metra customers will soon be using a single-fare card called Ventra to pay their fares. Customers using Ventra can pay for Pace and CTA transit with the following contactless payment methods:the Ventra Card, a transit card that can be used for transit and everyday purchases; Ventra Tickets, for single-ride and one-day passes; and personal bank-issued credit or debit cards that contain a contactless radio frequency chip. Riders who choose the personal credit or debit option need to make sure their card has a “blink” logo on it (which means it has a chip for radio frequency identification, or RFID) that will allow it to be used with Ventra’s contactless technology. Riders can link their Ventra Transit Account to their personal card and add transit value or purchase unlimited-ride passes. Pace and CTA will stop accepting Chicago Cards on Nov. 15 and magnetic stripe

cards on Dec. 15. Since Ventra’s introduction in September, reports of widespread rider frustration have been prevalent. These include issues with setting up the online Ventra Transit Account, with the registration process being described as both confusing and tedious, and riders expressing anger over the hiccups associated with the change to the new system. Initially thousands of Chicago Card customers either didn’t receive Ventra cards as promised, or they could not activate them. When the cards did arrive, many riders reported problems with loading the cards with money and using them on buses and trains. Additionally multiple riders have reported getting their debit and credit accounts charged multiple times for one ride. However CTA officials in a release said they did not plan to change their self-imposed deadlines, with Dec. 15 still set as the day the old magnetic strip cards become obsolete in favor of Ventra being the only accepted payment method.

The disposable paper singleride ticket will cost $3, whereas using debit or credit cards will cost riders $2.25. The Ventra PlusBus card will cost $30 and be valid for unlimited rides on Pace at all times. Additionally while Metra is not accepting payment via Ventra, the rail service would be issuing special cards to its commuters that are Ventra compatible. Monthly pass customers who

purchase the Link-Up option from Metra will get a Ventra compatible card for $55. This card will give commuters unlimited rides on Pace at all times, and on the CTA on weekdays from 6 to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Both the PlusBus and Link-Up cards will be valid for 30 days from the first date of use and are purchasable through Metra’s regular sales options. Metra customers who also use CTA, Pace Link-Up and Pace PlusBus customers will no longer be issued magnetic-stripe cards as of Dec. 1 and instead will receive these Ventra-branded cards.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR MAKING THE VENTRA SWITCH Owens Park, Friday, Nov.8 6-8 p.m., 8800 S. Clyde Ave. Chicago. Foster Park, Saturday, Nov. 16 noon-4 p.m., 1440 W. 84th St, Chicago. Union Park, Saturday, Nov. 30 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 1501 W. Randolph St, Chicago. Tuley Park, Friday, Dec. 13 6-8 p.m., 501 E. 90th Place, Chicago. More information on the new system and balance transfer registration forms can be found 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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A 14 yr old from Park Ridge was arrested Oct. 18 in the 1100 block of S. Dee for Possession of Cannabis.

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A 16 yr old from Des Plaines was arrested Oct. 25 in the 2600 block of W. Dempster for Theft.


Ruari Stewart 17, of the 900 block of N. Seeley, Park Ridge, was arrested Oct. 25 at the intersection of Lincoln & Lahon for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.



Griffin Murphy, 17, of the 400 block of S. Knight, Park Ridge, was arrested Oct. 25 at the intersection of Lincoln & Lahon for Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Joshua Johnson, 25, of the 300 block of Fairview Dr., North Aurora, was arrested Oct. 25 at the intersection of Dee & Sibley for No Valid Insurance and DUI.


Visente Carrasco, 20, of the 800 block of Seeley, Park Ridge, was arrested Oct. 26 in the 900 block of N. Delphia for Possession of drug Paraphernalia.


Robert Wittek, 21, of the 2100 block of Birch, Park Ridge, was arrested Oct. 27 in the 1200 block of Dee for PCS, DUI-

Drugs and No Drivers License on Person

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Mikhail Kanevskiy, 77, of Chicago was arrested Oct. 28 in the 6300 block of Oakton for Retail Theft.


Neal Rubenstein, 53, of Skokie was arrested Oct. 23 in the 5800 block of Lincoln for Disorderly Conduct.

Erin A. Green, 44, of Chicago was arrested Oct. 24 in the 8700 block of Menard for DUI.

Oct. 25 in the 8600 Block of Waukegan for Suspended Drivers License.

A. Litberg, 43, of 11 Harry Morton Grove was arrested Oct. 24 in the 7800 Block of Luna for Violation of Order of Protection.

M. Kozuch, 26, of 14 Tomasz Streamwood was arrested Oct. 26 at the intersection of Dempster and Austin for DUI.


Francisco J. Ramirez, 25, of Melrose Park was arrested Oct. 24 at the intersection of Dempster and Menard for Possession of Cannabis.



Deandre Holmes, 24, of Chicago was arrested

Gavilanez, 50, of 15 William Morton Grove was arrested Oct. 26 in the 8600 block of Waukegan for No Valid Drivers License. Irwin Patangan, 20, of Park Ridge was arrested Oct. 26 at the intersection of Oakton


and Austin for Possession of Cannabis and Paraphernalia. Darryl L. Cosby, 57, of Evanston was arrested Oct. 26 in the 6300 block of Oakton for Retail Theft.


Nicu Pop, 35, of Des Plaines was arrested Oct. 27 in the 6600 Block of Beckwith for No Valid Drivers License.


Jeff S. Pak, 25, of Glenview was arrested Oct. 28 at the intersection of Dempster and Menard for Improper use of Registration.



TO SERVE & PROTECT? Skokie officer charged in with battery, official misconduct By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

A Skokie police officer was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct by the Cook County’s State Attorney’s office. The charges are in connection to a March 10 surveillance video that reportedly shows Officer Michael Hart, 43, of Gurnee, pushing a Chicago woman into cell lockup so hard she suffered fractured bones in her face that required reconstructive surgery that required a titanium plate inserted into her cheek. The alleged victim, Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, also experienced dental and vision problems from the incident with Hart. Hart, who has been employed as a full time Skokie police officer since 1994, was on duty and assisting in fingerprinting and photographing Fuerstein, who had been arrested on DUI charges March 10.While processing her at the Skokie Police Department, prosecutors say Hart “became irate” when Feuerstein refused to look at a specific camera lens and shoved her into the cell entrance. “It is a sad and difficult day in law enforcement when an incident such as this occurs and criminal charges are warranted,” said State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. “We recognize that police officers have difficult jobs and work under challenging circumstances, but every law enforcement officer holds his or her powers through the public trust and this senseless act constitutes a violation of that trust.”

it is a sad and difficult day in laW enforcement When an incident such as this occurs and criminal charGes are Warranted.” - STATE’S ATTORNEY ANITA ALVAREZ

Earlier this month, Feuerstein filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officer and her attorney, Torreya Hamilton, released video of the shoving. The video prompted an outcry and over 1,000 people signed a petition calling for Hart’s arrest. Hart was assigned to desk duty following the incident, but with these charges has now been relieved of his police duties. “[I] cannot believe after 19 years of serving Skokie that his career has come to an arrest,” said Jed Stone, Hart’s attorney to the media, who said that he didn’t think pushing Fuerstein into a cell is a crime. Hart was charged in bond court Oct. 30 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building at 2600 South California Avenue in Chicago. In addition to the charges Hart was ordered held on $75,000 bond and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. Hart’s family is expected to post his bail, and Judge Israel Desierto also ordered Hart to surrender all firearms.


Screen captures of the March 10 video provided by attorney Torreya Hamilton.





IDOT to release Illiana RFQ, hosts outreach event Interested firms or project teams will be asked for a Statement of Qualifications to determine eligibility The Illinois Department of Transportation will issue a Request for Qualifications on Friday, Nov. 8, seeking submission of qualifications by private industry partners to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the Illinois portion of the Illiana Corridor utilizing an Availability Payment structure. Interested firms or project teams will be asked for a Statement of Qualifications that will be used to determine their eligibility in the upcoming Public Private Partnership (P3) process.

The Indiana portion of the project will be developed later under a separate P3 project with procurement by the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation. “We’re eager to begin the procurement process on the Illiana, which will bring jobs, promote business growth and boost the economy in Illinois,” said Gov. Pat Quinn in a press release. Private sector participation is being sought to spur innovation that will lead to delivery of the

Illiana Corridor more quickly and efficiently, and at less cost, officials say. To ensure coordination of the multi-state Illiana Corridor Project, IDOT and INDOT are working together to coordinate technical requirements, tolling policy, the federal environmental approval process, and construction schedules. Following the release of the RFQ, IDOT will host an Outreach Event for Illinois Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and other industry firms interested in bidding on

who will also return them by 5 p.m. Recruits will be greeted by legion members, village officials, friends and anyone else who wishes to greet them and thank them for their service. There will also be refreshments donated by legion members, friends, and local merchants. They will be served a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Entertainment will be available along with nationwide long distance and international phone service all day long, compliments of AT&T.

Computers will also be available. They will have the opportunity to talk and email their loved ones throughout the day. “After graduation many of these young men and women will be sent into harms way,” said Casey Bachara, Thanksgiving Day committee chairman for the Morton Grove Legion Post. “We owe them a thank you for their service.” The day’s events will be filmed and a DVD will be sent to their families. Bachara also said the

work for the project. The event will be held Dec. 4, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Joliet. “The Illiana project is a wonderful opportunity for minority, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses in Illinois, which represent the backbone of our economy,” said Quinn.“The forum is an important step toward connecting our small businesses, laborers, and engineers as they work together on improving our transportation system and fueling our state’s economy.” The federally mandated DBE Program provides contracting opportunities to small businesses owned and managed by socially

and economically disadvantaged individuals. “We’re really proud to be offering this opportunity to small businesses in Illinois, and we’re excited to be using creative financing sources to get it done,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider. “More work for Illinois businesses and employees, and less burden on Illinois taxpayers.” For more information about the project and Outreach Event and how to register, visit www. The RFQ and submission requirements will be posted to the official procurement site at transprocbulletin.html.

Legion would contribute to and support the Comfort/Wounded Warrior Fund. Anyone wishing to make a donation please make checks payable to: Thanksgiving Committee, American Legion Post 134 Address: American Legion Post 134, 6144 Dempster St., Morton Grove, Il, 60053.

However the sale of Golf Mill combined with the departure of its marketing manager, Monika Kalicki, have delayed these plans.

News Briefs American Legion Post to host Adopt a Sailor Navy Day On Thanksgiving Day the Morton Grove American Legion Post 134 will be celebrating their 7th Adopt a Sailor Navy Day. The Legion Post will host fifty recruits from Naval Station Great Lakes, the largest military installation in Illinois and the largest training station in the Navy. The recruits will arrive at 8 bus,donated by the Golf School District 67,

Niles Sister Cities program being postponed The next Taste of Niles is scheduled for March of 2014 and might be the village’s final one before switching to sponsoring Christkindlmarkts in the future. Members of Sister Cities have discussed creating a Christkindlmarkt at Golf Mill Shopping Center this year that would be in the same vein as the one in Chicago’s Daley Plaza.

Niles hosting first ever holiday tree lighting The village announced the first ever Christmas tree lighting at Village Hall at a recent meeting. The event will be held Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. and also feature a “Holiday Bus” in the vein of Chicago’s holiday train. The public is invited to attend.

Man attempted to lure child near Niles There was an attempted abduction of boy, 12, around 2 p.m., Oct. 27. The boy was on the north side of the 6000 block of West Touhy Avenue, west of Lehigh Avenue, when he was approached by a man who asked him for money, police said. A man asked boy for directions to CTA Redline and offered candy. When the boy refused, the man allegedly asked, “Are you sure? My car is right over there,” an alert from the Chicago Police Department said. Chicago police say offender was a Black male, 30-40 yoa, 5’5”, 150 lbs, wearing dark clothing & black leather hat. Boy the man approached to ask for directions/ offer candy ran west to a Target on Touhy, called his mom. Police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call the Area 3 Detective Division at (312) 744-8261.



Guest Columnist


What if former Mayor Blase were President Observing the meltdown of Obama’s Presidency, I wondered what would have happened if Obama were a Scoop Jackson type Democrat along the lines of John F. Kennedy, who loved America, understood her important role in the world, respected her Constitution, and regarded human life as morally crucial. That’s a rare bird in today’s Democratic Party. The only one I could think of is ex-Mayor Nicholas Blase.

I don’t pretend to speak for Nick Blase, but having observed him I think I could take a pretty good guess as to how he would handle some major issues. Read along and see if you don’t agree. How about the recent government “shut down” (90 percent of government remained open)? Would Nick Blase have sought out ways to make the shutdown as miserable as possible on the people? Is shutting down parks, ruining weddings, honeymoons and people’s vacations his

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style? I don’t think so. He most certainly wouldn’t have locked out our veterans who fought for liberty from the very memorials recognizing their own heroism and sacrifice. Government needs to serve the people and maintain at the very least the appearance of competence and care. Speaking of sacrificing our heroes, I cannot in my wildest see a President Blase head off to bed knowing that Americans were under attack by known and deadly enemies. He would never waste American lives. The Nick Blase I know would have to be chained down to

the nick blase i knoW Would have to be chained doWn to Withhold aid, particularly When there Were so many military and cia assets nearby and ready to act.

withhold aid, particularly when there were so many military and CIA assets nearby and ready to act. I can’t see a President Blase blaming a fifth rate YouTube video maker either. We had intelligence stating that our enemies would attack Red Cross, British and US assets in Benghazi. They did all three,

one at a time. Nope, I cannot believe Nick would have stood for that. I also don’t see a President Blase creating Rules of Engagement for our military forces that would give our enemies an edge or make our See MAYOR, page 23

Letters to the Editor

Some thoughts for Morton Grove’s strategic plan I am glad the village administration is updating the strategic plan. A solid, achievable plan is the best tool the village has to fulfill its primary responsibility: to protect the life, property, and health of all residents. A strategic plan is, first and foremost, about our residents. It should create a community that is vibrant, livable, and accessible to all residents. Grand visions, while compelling, too easily become pipe dreams if not grounded in reality. A strategic plan must be realistically achievable and take into account current

and future resources. It must establish a course to achieve that vision and thus serve as a working guide. A plan is only as good as the commitment to consistently work the plan in the future. Quarterly reviews to analyze progress, monitor delays, and make adjustments are essential to successfully carry out the plan. Facing serious financial and structural issues when I became Mayor in 2009, we diligently worked to stabilize finances and begin the long process of improving infrastructure, which makes our Village more appealing to

new businesses and residents. In 2012 I asked staff to initiate a strategic plan process to build upon those improvements. Fortunately the village is now stronger both financially and structurally, providing a solid foundation to craft an achievable Strategic Plan. I encourage our village to continue the effort to develop a strong, realistic, and compelling strategic plan to build on our solid foundation and create a vibrant community for our residents. -Daniel Staackmann Former Mayor of Morton Grove

Morgan Dubiel’s healthcare column is seriously flawed In his column about the US healthcare system, Mr. Dubiel writes that the world’s elite comes here for the best in health care.This is the true part, however between 45-50 million Americans (our own people) did not have access to excellent healthcare. The facts are widely known:

If you have a preexisting condition, no healthcare; If you get a pink slip at work, no healthcare; If you cannot possibly afford the cost on your own, no healthcare. Of course the world’s elite come here because their wealth opens all doors. Isn’t something very important missing here?

If you care about the paper’s integrity, find another writer. If you think Dubiel’s ongoing propaganda is fine, then your paper is not really serving this community. A wise person once said: half-truths are often a lie. You should do better. -Rosemary Mihelic




Cook County Assessor: Time running out on amnesty period to repay erroneous property tax exemption savings In Illinois, a person is allowed to collect an exemption only on the home that is his or her primary residence Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios is encouraging residents who have received erroneous property tax exemptions to take advantage of the amnesty period that allows taxpayers to report and pay back the erroneous savings without penalties or interest. After Dec. 31 the Assessor’s office will investigate erroneous exemptions that have gone unreported and require the taxpayer to pay additional fees and interest on their savings or face civil or criminal prosecution. “If someone has been getting an erroneous exemption, now is the time to come forward and correct

the situation during the amnesty period,” Berrios said. “I want to make sure taxpayers are all paying their fair share of property taxes, no more and no less.” In Illinois, a person is allowed to collect an exemption only on the home that is his or her primary residence in the United States. A new law initiated by Assessor Berrios and approved by Governor Pat Quinn will give Cook County the means to recoup funds from those who have improperly received homeowner, senior, disabled persons’ or disabled veterans’ exemptions. The law requires an

amnesty period to allow taxpayers who wrongly claimed one or two erroneous exemptions to repay the savings by the end of the year. Those who claimed three or more exemptions in error are not eligible for amnesty. Assessor Berrios proposed the measure shortly after taking office when his administration noticed a high volume of e-mails and anonymous phone calls reporting that people were improperly receiving exemptions. In the vast majority of those cases, the claims were proven to be true. Since taking effect on July 1, the Assessor’s Office has billed

over $1 million for erroneous exemption savings received by taxpayers. “The success of the amnesty program in the last three months has illustrated just how much this new law was needed,” Berrios said. “Prior to this law, we had no means to recover the money taxpayers unfairly received and nothing to deter them from claiming erroneous exemptions in the future.” Taxpayers may visit the Assessor’s Web site at www. to obtain additional information regarding the amnesty period and how to report erroneous exemption savings they have received. The Web site also allows taxpayers to anonymously report erroneous exemptions they may be aware

of to ensure that all taxpayers pay their fair share. Notice of the amnesty was provided in the second-installment tax bills that were mailed in July and was also published in area newspapers. The $1,000,000, once collected, will be returned to local taxing bodies such as schools and local governing taxing bodies. “At a time when schools and local municipalities are severely struggling with budget issues, it will be helpful for this money to go back to serving the community.” Berrios said.“This new law will not only have a dramatic and positive impact on schools and other local taxing bodies but will also greatly benefit taxpayers throughout the county.”

Wright-Way Animal Rescue eyes move to Morton Grove Shelter has filed for special use permit with village for zoning allowance By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Following an outpouring of support from the community after losing its Niles location at the beginning October, Wright-Way Animal Rescue may be moving to Morton Grove. At the Oct. 28 village board meeting, Mayor Dan DiMaria presented the room with a flier for a Nov. 16 benefit for Wright-Way at Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago. “Please stop by,” said DiMaria. “It looks like Wright-Way will be moving to Morton Grove. They have started the process… to get this rolling.” DiMaria said he thought WrightWay would be a great addition to Morton Grove, and shelter officials have already been in contact with Nancy Radzevich, the village’s economic development director. “I think it’ll be a plus for the village,” he said.“This is the number one no-kill shelter in the United States.”

Wright-Way lost the use of the building it leased on 7136 W.Touhy Ave. in Niles after a driver lost control of a school bus and plowed into the front of the building Oct. 2. Skokie-based Alltown Bus Services owns the school bus, which was contracted with the Chicago Public School system to service a special needs school. No children were on the school bus at the time, and no one on the bus or in the building was injured after the crash. Now the Niles building that Wright-Way was based out of is uninhabitable and structurally unsound. Wright-Way has filed for a special use permit with the village, as Morton Grove’s zoning ordinances don’t allow for animal shelters. At the upcoming Plan Commission meeting in November, commissioners will look at filing an amendment to the ordinance to permit Wright-Way to operate within the village.

taKe 5 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1 Singer Bryant 6 Tooted in a Revolutionary band 11 Jacques, e.g. 14 Common java hr. 15 “__ of Two Cities” 16 Be in the red 17 Michael Jackson memorabilia 19 Coal container 20 Met display 21 Met supporter: Abbr. 22 Completely drained 24 Cold War concerns 27 Web address ending 28 Line-drawing tool 33 Fruity 36 Aristotelian pair? 37 Cauliflower __: boxing injury 38 “Exodus” author 39 Heavy curtain 41 Head of a

Down family? 42 Channel for film buffs 43 Jalape-o rating characteristic 44 Nemo creator Verne 45 Conversational skill 49 Info source, with “the” 50 Like early life forms 54 Shakespearean actor Kenneth 58 SALT subject 59 Worker who handles returns, briefly 60 Tune 61 Uno ancestor, and, in a way, what are hidden in 17-, 28- and 45-Across 64 Prune 65 New worker 66 Pick of the litter 67 Sot’s symptoms 68 Readied, as the presses 69 Deep sleep

1 Engaged in armed conflict 2 Beatles jacket style 3 Contract change approvals: Abbr. 4 Tit for __ 5 Motel Wi-Fi, for one 6 Singer-dancer Lola 7 Jurist Lance 8 Top choice, slangily 9 Type of sch. with low grades? 10 Iron-fisted rulers 11 “Don’t sweat it” 12 Baby’s boo-boo 13 Convalesce 18 First in a car, say 23 Uno e due 25 Retired fliers 26 Straddle 29 Spark plug measurement 30 Color 31 Look openmouthed 32 Valentine’s Day deity 33 Target of a joke 34 St. Louis symbol 35 Sci-fi travel

conveniences 39 Dict. feature 40 Dirty one in a memorable Cagney line 41 Sugar shape 43 Terrace cooker 44 Night-night clothes? 46 DDE, in WWII 47 Worn at the edges 48 Sarcastic remark 51 TV monitoring device 52 Most likely will, after “is” 53 Surgery beam 54 Not in need of a barber 55 Mob action 56 It may run from cheek to cheek 57 Carol opening 62 Zip code start? 63 Day-__: pigment brand


Horoscopes Drive and determination can carry you far. Getting organized and being efficient in the week ahead will get you even further. Make it your priority to complete assignments and meet deadlines.

Bake a cake. In the week ahead, you might be preoccupied by business and material matters. It might be a good idea to set aside some quality time to reconnect with your domestic, emotional side.

What seems feasible today could prove impossible by the end of the week; not all the facts are in and conditions may not be ripe. Use business know-how to handle finances with finesse.

In the week to come, stick to routines that have served you well in the past. If you cross all your “T’s” and dot all your “I’s” no one will need to take a red pencil to your work. Hold off making major purchases.

Put a lid on it. Turn down the heat and don’t let frustrations boil over in the week ahead. Family commitments may take up a great deal of your time or interfere with your ability to make career progress.

Take pride in careful analysis. To be successful in the week ahead, examine the facts and abide by the rules. Remember to handle your money as though it was all you were going to get.

Sometimes more is less. In the week ahead, friends may urge you to dive right into a new project or accept a proposal that could prove costly. You’d be wise to take more time to look at all the angles.

Put down an anchor and remain close to shore. This is not a good week to set sail on a new journey or begin anything new. Your best bet is to ride out any pressing urge to make investments or life changes.

Get what you need and need what you get. In the upcoming week, you should be cautious about spending and conscientious about paying bills on time. Daydreaming could be counterproductive.

Control freaks put on a show. In the upcoming week, you might find it difficult to make headway with your goals because someone else wants to run the show or inject much more than their two cents.

Set the alarm and don’t oversleep this week. Too much work and not enough play might make Jack a dull boy, but too much play can interfere with work. The boss might not overlook a black mark.

You can ride high on a bubble of inspiration in the week ahead, but don’t neglect mundane tasks. People will be less forgiving than usual if you make mistakes or don’t hold up your end of a bargain.



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INSIDE: Maine South volleyball wins first regional title since 2007, page 12; Hawks’ soccer falls to Evanston, page 13



Hawks beat Wolves; Dons advance in 8A playoffs By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

It’s been said that it’s tough to beat a football team twice during the same year, but that wasn’t the case for Maine South, which hosted CSL South foe Niles West—a squad it had upended 35-20 three weeks ago—in a first-round Class 8A playoff game Saturday. Sophomore quarterback Brian Collis threw four touchdown passes—three in the second quarter alone—as the CSL South champion Hawks marched to a 56-20 victory over the Wolves. Earlier in the year, the Hawks (8-2) had been relying on the running of senior Clay Burdelik and junior Justin Fahey, who did open the scoring Saturday for Maine South on a 4-yard run in the first quarter. But Collis not only is more comfortable with running the offense, he’s getting in sync with his receiving corps. “We’re really coming together,” Maine South coach Dave Inserra said. “We’re a lot more healthy and that helps. We’re a lot more balanced offensively. Brian missed on a few (throws) but overall, we did a spectacular job. The receivers caught the ball extremely well.” Collis, who finished 16 of 29 for 200 yards, completed TD strikes to Vinny Labus (7 yards) and two to Tommy Bazarek—58 and 16 yards, respectively— during the second quarter that lifted Maine South to a 28-7 halftime lead. Speaking of catching the ball extremely well, senior wideout George Sajenko, normally one of Collis’ favorite targets, caught only one pass all day, but it was a leaping, highlight reel grab for 25 yards and a first down that eventually led to Bazarek’s second TD catch. “It’s great,” said Sajenko, who

praised the way in which the Hawks went about preparing for Niles West (6-4) during practice. “Everyone in practice is going all out. Running our last wind sprints every day, we take it like that (hard) every time.” Senior Tony Buenrostro snagged Collis’fourth touchdown pass, a 24-yarder, with 3:54 left in the third quarter. Twelve seconds later, senior Anthony Perrone recovered a Niles West fumble in the backfield deep in Wolves’ territory and scooted in for a touchdown that increased Maine South’s lead to 42-7. Classmate Luke Durbin also was a force defensively, sacking Wolves’ junior quarterback Tom Galanopoulos three times. “Defensively, I thought we executed,” Inserra said.“We gave up two long passes, but besides that, I thought the game plan was right on. They really executed and we talked about a simple matter of tackling. I thought we did a great job of tackling.” The two long passes to which Inserra is referring took place in the fourth quarter. Galanopoulos (15 of 26, 224 yards) hooked up with junior wideout Quran Spillman for touchdowns of 20 and 66 yards. Senior Andrew Mihulet also caught a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Niles West coach Scott Baum said Mihulet, a playmaker on both sides of the ball, and the rest of the senior class will be missed. The Wolves, however, have talent at the skill positions coming back next season— specifically Galanopoulos, Spillman and running back Brandon Costantino. “Our seniors did a great job of leading by example on the field,” Baum said. “We’re looking forward to it (next season), but it’s going to be hard going into See PLAYOFFS, page 15

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Maine South’s Tommy Bazarek stiff-arms a Niles West defender during the Hawks’ 56-20 win Saturday.




Hawks win first regional title since 2007 By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

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Katherine Miles (13) and Nora Quinn attempt a block for Maine South in its regional championship win over Maine West.

Maine South senior defensive specialist Krissy Coppin was sure of one thing last Thursday night: When given an opportunity to help her team secure its first regional championship since 2007, she was going to deliver. The Hawks gained side-out following a Maine West hitting error which left the third and deciding game tied at 25. Coppin blasted an ace to put Maine South ahead, 26-25, and then outside hitter Michelle Sisco notched a kill to put the match away. “I really just wanted to just put it on the board,” said Coppin, who had six aces on the night.“It’s my senior year and I wanted to make my mark. I just went up there with confidence with the serve.” With their 25-11, 25-27, 2725 triumph over Maine West in the Miane South Regional championship game, the thirdseeded Hawks (22-15) advanced to Tuesday evening’s New Trier sectional semifinal versus No. 2-seeded Loyola, which won the Evanston regional with a threegame victory over Evanston. Sisco, who totaled eight kills in the match, was still shaking with excitement afterwards. “I was so nervous going up there to swing,” she said. “I just really focused on keeping it inbounds. That was the biggest thing, just keep the ball in play.” The Warriors had the Hawks at match point twice in the third game—24-23 and 25-24—but a

tip-kill by Hawks senior Hailey Schoneman and a Maine West hitting error gave Maine South new life on each occasion. Schoneman posted a team-high 10 kills and five blocks, while Nora Quinn had six kills and Katherine Miles five. Miles also contributed 15 assists, and Mandi Sremac accumulated 14 digs. “We knew Maine West was going to be a good team and this was going to be a great match,” Hawks coach Peter King said. “We’ve been stressing at the end of matches to play with confidence and swing aggressive.We didn’t do that and we allowed Maine West to come back. That’s going to be something that we work on going into Tuesday: Make sure, whether (we’re) up by three or down by four, it doesn’t matter, swing with confidence and be aggressive.” The Hawks appeared as if they would have little trouble putting Maine West away in Game 2 following an easy 25-11 win in the first game, but the Warriors had other ideas. The Warriors themselves survived a match point, 24-23, and went on to tally four of the next five points to take the game. “We were kind of surprised how they came out in Game 1,” King said, “but they made some adjustments in Game 2 and that put the pressure back on us to really earn our win here.” In Game 3, the Hawks led by as many as six points on three occasions (8-2, 14-8 and 19-13) yet couldn’t put the Warriors away. Maine West went on a 9-3 run to

force a 22-22 tie. “We were just trying to keep ourselves calm,” said Sisco, who has returned the lineup in recent weeks after overcoming a series of injuries.“We were just trying to do the best that we could and stay positive the whole time because in the end it was kind of going back and forth.” Loyola (28-7) is led by outside hitter Danielle Van Zelst, who racked up 14 kills in the victory over Evanston. •Niles West joined Maine South at Tuesday’s sectional following its 25-19, 25-23 victory over interdistrict rival Niles North to capture the Niles North sectional crown last Friday. Senior standout Olivia Rusek did a little bit of everything for the Wolves, slamming down 15 kills, 10 digs, two aces and two blocks. Kacie Simkins added 10 digs, and Eleni Balourdos finished with 17 assists. It’s the second sectional semifinal appearance in as many years for the Wolves, who faced off against top-seeded New Trier on Tuesday. “Our girls were focused from start to finish and executed their plays,”Wolves coach Stacy Metoyer said. “It was obvious they wanted this win, and played with heart throughout the match. “ The Wolves reached the Niles North regional championship contest by breezing past Chicago Lincoln Park 25-11, 25-16 on Oct. 29. Rusek registered 11 kills while Balourdos had 13 assists. Maine East, enjoying on of its best seasons in years, was hoping to carry that momentum into the postseason, but the Demons were ousted in the semifinals of the Trinity regional by the host school, 25-22, 25-23, on Oct. 29. Maine East finished 17-13 and was led by Hannah Farley’s 10 kills. Maggie Chwieralski contributed eight kills, and Sarah Hua-Pham posted 20 assists. Resurrection, which advanced to the Class 3A supersectionals last season, won’t get an opportunity to go on an extended playoff run this year.The Bandits moved up to Class 4A and were seeded 11th in the New Trier sectional. They lost their regional opener to seventhseeded Maine West, 25-18, 25-18. Becky Borghi had six kills. Libero Lauren Piszkiewicz, a senior, finished with 11 digs and junior Katie O’Grady had nine.




Hawks ousted by top-seeded Evanston By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Maine South turned in a gutsy performance against top-seeded and host school Evanston in the Oct. 29 sectional semifinal, playing the Wildkits to a 1-1 tie late in the game. But with 5:21 to go, Evanston senior Gus Fleps broke the deadlock with a goal in front of the Hawks’ net, and the Wildkits held on for a 2-1 victory, ending Maine South’s season. “It’s just part of the game,” Hawks coach Dan States said. “Sometimes you get the bounces to go your way and you’re able to capitalize on opportunities and sometimes you’re not.

Unfortunately here tonight, we had some quality breakthroughs and just were not able to get them in the net. They had a couple of opportunities and they were able to do so. “That was the difference here tonight. We hit the frame (goal post) that one time midway through the second half, too.” That opportunity States is referring to occurred at 21:42 of the second half. Senior Tino Lappo banged a shot off the left post, and the rebound bounced over the crossbar. Later, with 10 minutes left, Lappo took a cross from classmate Laick Sache, but that shot sailed over the crossbar. “We knew we could slot the

ball between their back line and we had some opportunities to do that and just couldn’t quite finish it,” States said. Lappo, who had two goals in the Hawks’ 2-1 regional title victory on Oct. 25, continued his clutch scoring during the first half. Five minutes after Timothy Kenney scored to give the Wildkits (17-1-5) a 1-0 lead, Lappo put in a rebound of his own shot for a 1-1 tie. “He (Lappo) was injured much of the season for us,” States said. “He only played in half the games this year, but he’s all over the park.” At 9:05 of the half, Hawks senior Anthony Talarico had a breakaway attempt stopped

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Michael Banas heads a ball during Maine South’s 2-1 loss to Evanston.

by Evanston sophomore goalkeeper Adam Masters. “The first time we played these guys (Evanston in a CSL South game) we were missing some key players so that was kind of the difference the first time through,” States said. “The second time, we were going to have these players (back) and they fought hard. I’m proud of our guys.” States gave kudos to a number of seniors who were instrumental in the Hawks going 15-7-2 this fall. “We’ve got our captains, Erik Sanetra in the net, Tatsuya Tatizawa in the back and Brendan Faley, it starts with those three,” States said. “They

continued to bind this team together despite all of our injuries all season. Laick Sache up front and Anthony Talarico up front and (Sebastian) Bielecki in the middle, Kevin Pedrelli and Ryan Moran in the back, Stephen Doulas in the back. A lot of good players we’re going to miss.” Sache said the fifth-seeded Hawks will look back and realize they experienced a great season. “We shouldn’t have lost today because we gave it all we had in the pitch,” he said. “We might be sad right now, but we’ll be happy after the season and we’ll remember it all.”




Leonard, Maine South girls state-bound again By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

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Maine South’s Jack Carpenter qualified for the state meet.

The girls race of the Class 3A Lake Park Sectional cross country meet on Saturday looked like a dry run of this weekend’s state meet in Peoria. Maine South and Niles West— each of which qualified as a team for the sectional—went up against clubs such as the host Lancers (runner-up in the state in 2012), Glenbard West (third), New Trier (fourth) and York (which qualified as a team last year). The sectional field also featured defending 3A champion Madeline Perez of Glenbard West. But the Hawks, bolstered by senior Emily Leonard’s seventhplace overall finish, punched their ticket to state as a team for the second consecutive season, notching 188 points to place fourth among the five state-qualifying teams. The Niles West girls’ squad didn’t qualify, but

junior Christine Mujica did after grabbing 13th place individually. Senior Jack Carpenter and junior Henry Mierzwa will represent Maine South on the boys’ side this weekend, but the Hawks—fifth as a team at last year’s state meet—missed qualifying their team this time around. Lane Tech nabbed the fifth and final team berth, topping the Hawks by seven points (163-170).

GIRLS RACE Perez motored to first in a time of 16:44.7 over three miles—11 seconds faster than New Trier’s Mimi Smith. Leonard, though, clocked in at 17:39.7, and will be making her fourth straight appearance downstate. Leonard, who’s finished among the top 10 at state each of the past two seasons, is, of course, looking to place as high as she can in the final race of her prep career. “I’m just going to go into it and give it my all,” she said. “It’s

my senior year and I want to finish that race and know that I ran as hard as I could and that I worked all three years for this race.” Leonard said going up against the likes of Perez at sectionals is good mental preparation for downstate. “I think it’s nice having a hard sectional,” she said, “because you’re running with the top girls in the state and it’s practically the closest thing you can get to state before the meet.” The Hawks also received strong performances from their Nos. 2-5 runners: senior Mirae Mastrolonardo (28th, 18:35), freshman Anna Seenarain (36th, 18:47), sophomore Gina Johnson (41st, 19:00) and senior Caitlin Eckhart (76th, 19:44). “We knew it was going to be very close between the four through seven teams,” Hawks coach Jeff Downing said. “We were hoping we were going to make it and we just did. We See STATE, page 15

Sports STATE Continued from page 14 knew that you’ve got to run your best race on this day or you’re not going to make it.” Meanwhile, Mujica becomes the first Niles West girls downstate competitor since 2009 when the entire Wolves team went to Peoria. She completed the course Saturday in 18:00.1. “I felt good,” Mujica said. “We actually visited the course about a week before, and I just kept on running it in my head. The first mile I made sure to shoot off and stay to the left because

PLAYOFFS Continued from page 11 the weight room and not seeing some of these guys. We hate to see these guys go.” Mike Sliwicki and Burdelik’s younger brother, Dylan, added fourth-quarter touchdown runs for the Hawks, who visit West Suburban Silver runnerup Oak Park-River Forest (9-1) this weekend. The Huskies’ only loss of the season was to WSS champion Glenbard West, which also is the defending Class 7A state champ. “I think we looked pretty good tonight; there’s still a lot to work on,” senior offensive lineman Brendan Brosnan said. “Niles West, they’re always a good opponent and very respectable and had a good season. We’ve got a better team next week that we’re going to play. I think that will be the true test.” Notre Dame and its firstround opponent, Fremd, played to a scoreless tie at Palatine last Friday. Then, senior Chris James got rolling. James, who had scored 10 touchdowns and averaged over 200 yards over the Dons’ past three games, racked up nearly 200 yards and scored three touchdowns in the second half alone, leading Notre Dame past Fremd, 28-14. “Chris has done a good job of keeping strong,” Notre Dame coach Mike Hennessey said.“The effects of a long season hasn’t weakened him. Our offensive line has gotten better and better. We have three underclassmen out there. They’ve formed a much better bond, and Chris is

also qualified individually, but neither advanced to state.

the hills are slanted. So it was like, ‘OK, I’m going to stay on the lower level.’ ” The next best finishers for the Wolves, who were 16th among the 18 sectional qualifying teams (392), were sophomore Danielle Karp (89th), senior Jamie Rohn (90th) and sophomore Nicole Camburn (93rd). “It’s so positive to have somebody go downstate because once somebody trains with another individual who’s made it downstate, they start to think to themselves, ‘I train with that person. Why can’t I do that?’ ” Niles West coach Anne Heselton said. Maine East’s Leslie Christiansen and Alice Martinez

Disappointing was the operative word Maine South used to describe not making the state cut as a team for the second time in three years. The Hawks motored to a fifth-place finish at state last November. “We had a good year last year and we missed going down the year before by a point, so we just seem to be on the wrong end of a couple of points here and there,” Maine South coach Greg Nordahl said. “Lane Tech got us by a little bit. I think we ran as hard as we possibly could.”

Chris.” James put the Dons (7-3) ahead 7-0 thanks to his 56-yard run on Notre Dame’s opening drive of the second half.After Fremd tied the score, James zipped through the Vikings’ defense for a 68yard TD. Fremd fumbled shortly thereafter, which the Dons’ offense turned into another touchdown. It wasn’t James this time, but senior quarterback Ryan Greene, who flipped a

screen pass to Dan Dietz. Dietz did the rest, reaching the end zone to put Notre Dame in front, 21-7. James added his third touchdown run early in the final period. The Dons host a second-round playoff game this weekend, and it’s opposite Loyola Academy, which breezed past Lane in its postseason opener last weekend, 48-7. The Ramblers are the top seed in the 8A upper bracket




Carpenter, who ran a 15:04, tried to overtake New Trier’s Peter Cotsirilos, the fifth overall individual finisher on Saturday, with about 200 yards to go before the finish line, but Cotsirilos held him off. “It was really close,” Carpenter said. “Today was a disappointment because I’ve been running really well in practice, well in meets before this so hopefully that’s just a one-time deal and I’ll come back next week.” Nordahl said Carpenter “went out too fast” at the outset. “It’s not a position we wanted him to be in,” Nordahl said. “He struggled in that race mainly because he went out harder

than he should of. It was a strategic error.” Mierzwa nabbed the seventh and final individual state qualifying spot with a 15thplace finish in 15:14. “I thought Henry ran a good race,” Nordahl said. “I thought Paul d’Ambrosia (40th, 15:40) ran well. We had hoped that our four and five guys would be up (in the final standings). Those points are the ones that really kind of buried us a little bit.” Also taking part in the Lake Park sectional as individuals, but not advancing, were Theo Beck of Niles West, Eric Ponzetti of Maine East and Matt Contreras of Notre Dame.

and one of the area’s top-ranked teams. “We know it’s an uphill battle,” Hennessey said.“They’ve done a remarkable job the last couple of years. Our intention is to do the best we can and bring the game to the fourth quarter.

“Our kids had a lot of juice on the road, but it always helps to be at home. To be able to play in the second round of the state playoffs is a good thing for our guys. It’s a credit to these guys and our coaching staff.”



Styles set to clash in 8A second round By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

When Bolingbrook and Marist meet up in Friday night’s Class 8A Round 2 match-up, something has to give. The two teams could not be more opposite as the Redhawks rely on winning games by scoring at a video-game pace, averaging 42.3 points per game this season. The Raiders are more methodical on offense, as they average 32.9 points per game, they just usually take time to get there. “That is just the nature of our offense,” said Bolingbrook coach John Ivlow. “We see a different look each week and we get under center and feel them out and feel them out and then we make our adjustments and then we are usually pretty good.” Marist will allow Bolingbrook to put points on the board, as it has allowed on average of 30.4 points per game through week one of the postseason. The key to the game will be if the high-powered Marist offense can score on Bolingbrook’s stingy defense. Arguably the top defense in the state, the Raiders allow only 6.7 points per game. In their 48-12 win over Bloom Township in the playoff opener, the Trojans tallied both touchdowns against the Raider reserves, as the starters played only the first series after halftime. The third quarter Bloom TD was the first points Bolingbrook has allowed in the third quarter this season.

The Raider defense forced four fumbles, recovering two. Standout defensive back Parrker Westphal added an interception, all of which gave the offense great field position to score. “We make plays and the offense capitalizes on that,” said defensive back Julian Huff. Julian was the first of the three Huff brothers to make a big play in the game, as he opened the scoring in the first minute of the second quarter when he recovered a punt that hit the offensive lineman in the helmet and caromed to the five-yard line. Huff secured it at the three and ran in for the score. He would add two sacks and a forced fumble. Brother Jacob Huff would help end the Bolingbrook scoring against the Bloom kicking game, as he blocked a punt with 9:13 left to play in the third quarter that was recovered by Joshua Collins and returned five-yards for the score. It was Jacob’s second blocked kick of the year, tying Julian for team lead. In between those scores, oldest brother Jaden had a 27-yard TD run and a 17-yard TD catch from Quincy Woods. Woods added a pair of 1-yard QB sneaks for scores, while Dariel Greer found Mike Valentine for a 33-yard score on the final play of the second quarter. That TD pass capped off a 42-point second frame for Bolingbrook and put the running clock into effect for the second half. All involved know the road will

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Julian Huff forces a fumble in Bolingbrook’s win over Bloom in the first round of the playoffs.

be tougher against Marist. “That is a great team coming to town here. It will be a great game. I hope everyone comes out to watch it,” Ivlow said.“They are your typical 8A football team. They are big and solid, but we are used to playing against the physical teams. We are not very big, but we will go toe-to-toe with the big boys.” Marist is paced by Notre Damebound receiver Nic Weishar and fellow receiver Flynn Nagel. Quarterback Jack Donegan makes use of his receivers, while Peter Andreotti is the Redhawks’ leading rusher. “We are excited,” Julian Huff said. “We watched their game (Friday night). I like their running back (Andreotti). He is fast and

they are physical on the offensive line. Nagel and (Weishar) and good players. A lot of their top guys play defense too, but they are all going to big schools.” Huff said it will be another chance for the Bolingbrook defense to try and play an even better game. “We have read all the articles and we have seen the videos and everyone says how good we are, but it is crazy to say, but we can get so much better. People just don’t know how much better we can get,” he said. “We do what we do because we have known each other for a while. People talk about how defenses play well because they have played together for a long time, but we have lived together for a long

time. We have known each other for a while and that is what makes this defense run.”


The margin of difference between the 42.3 ppg Marist scores and the 6.7 ppg Bolingbrook allows




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In German beer halls and beer gardens, drinks are served in huge liter glasses (called ein Mass). Men’s rooms often come with vomitoriums.

European beer basics By Rick Steves Tribune Content Agency

When I’m far from home, I become a cultural chameleon. I eat and drink regional specialties with gusto, feasting on steak and red wine in Tuscany and stuffing down tapas at midnight in Spain. So when I travel to countries that are known for their beer, I morph into the best beer aficionado I can be. Germany is synonymous with beer, and there’s no better place to drink up than in Bavaria. German beer is regulated by the Reinheitsgebot (Purity Decree) of 1516 - the oldest food and beverage law in the world - which dictates that only four ingredients may be used: malt, yeast, hops and water. You can order your beer “helles” (light but not “lite”) or “dunkles” (dark). Beer gardens go back to the days when monks brewed their beer and were allowed to sell it directly to the public. They stored their beer in cellars under courtyards kept cool by the shade of chestnut trees. Eventually, tables were set up, and these convivial eateries evolved. My favorite beer garden (and German beer) is an hour’s drive outside of Munich at the Andechs Monastery. The stately church stands as it has for centuries, topping a hill at the foot of the Alps. Its Baroque interior - and its beer hall - stir the soul and stoke the appetite. The hearty meals come in medieval proportions. Belgians would argue that they, not their German neighbors, have Europe’s best beer.With about 120 varieties and 580 different brands - more than any other country locals take their beers as seriously as the French do their wines. But the best beers are not available from a tap. The only way to offer so many excellent beers fresh is to serve them bottled. The best varieties generally are available only by the bottle. Belgian beers come in various colored ales, lagers and white (wheat) varieties and are generally yeastier and higher in alcohol

content than beers in other countries. Lambics, popular in Brussels, are the least beer-like and taste more like a dry and bitter farmhouse cider. Another Belgian specialty is the Trappist beer - heavily fermented, malty and brewed for centuries by monks between their vespers and matins.Try a Westmalle, Rochefort, Chimay or Orval. Belgians are exacting consumers when it comes to beer.Most special local beers are served in a glass unique to that beer. Connoisseurs insist that each beer’s character comes out best in the proper glass. If a bar runs out of a specific glass, the bartender asks if you’ll accept a similar glass. Many Belgians will switch beers rather than drink one from the wrong glass. Another devout beer region is the Czech Republic. Czechs are among the world’s most enthusiastic beer drinkers. Whether you’re in a restaurant or bar, a beer, or “pivo,” will land on your table upon the slightest hint to the waiter, and a new serving will automatically appear when the old glass is almost empty. After the end of the Cold War, most former communist countries had lots of workers going to Western countries for jobs. But

Czechs say their workers mostly stayed in the Czech Republic as they couldn’t imagine living in a place without their beloved local brews. And Czechs don’t go from bar to bar like many other Europeans.They say,“In one night you must stay loyal to one woman and to one beer.” The Czechs invented Pilsnerstyle lager in Plzen, and the result, Pilsner Urquell, is on tap in many pubs. Other good beers include Krusovice, Gambrinus, Staropramen and Kozel. “Budweiser Budvar” is popular with Anheuser-Busch’s attorneys; Czech and American breweries for years disputed the name “Budweiser.” The solution: Czech Budweiser brewed in the city of Ceske Budejovice is sold under its own name in Europe but marketed

as “Czechvar” in the United States. The British are equally passionate about their pubs. Short for “public house,” pubs are a basic part of the social scene and an extended living room. Many were built in the late 1800s, when pubs were independently owned and land prices were high enough to make it worthwhile to invest in fixing them up. Brits take great pride in their beer, and many think that drinking beer cold and carbonated, as Americans do, ruins the taste. At pubs, long-handled pulls are used to pull traditional, rich-flavored “real ales” up from the cellar.These are the connoisseur’s favorites: fermented naturally, varying from sweet to bitter, often with a hoppy or nutty flavor. Short-handled pulls at the bar mean colder, fizzier,

mass-produced keg beers that don’t taste as good - at least to Brits. Of course, beer tastes are subjective.What makes a fine beer in one country changes the second you go elsewhere. Experimenting is part of the fun. So wherever you are, belly up to the bar, try a local beer or two, and discover your own favorite brew. (Rick Steves (www.ricksteves. com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. Email him at and follow his blog on Facebook.) (c)2013 RICK STEVES DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.



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Effective managers deliver bad news with right words Q. I’ve been a manager for 15 years and am puzzled at how badly my employees take negative feedback. I attempt to diplomatically tell them when they are not team players or are rude or inappropriate, but they always end up offended. How do I deliver bad news without getting a bad reaction?

A. You can deliver bad news without a bad reaction if you avoid triggering shame in your employees. People at work feel personally attacked and confused if you use vague labels like “inappropriate.” People feel motivated to listen and change when they know exactly what behavior you want. Without meaning to alienate others, we trigger shame when we use vague descriptions that imply a person is inadequate or bad. Shame is different from guilt. When we feel shame we believe another person is making a judgment about our value as a human being. Guilt is remorse over something we have done and can do differently in the future. If your employees believe you think something is basically wrong with who they are, they will become hostile and demoralized. Next time you provide an employee with feedback, make it clear that you both face a problem and tell them what you need to help with the solution.

Make it crystal clear with the words you chose that the employee is not “the problem.” For instance, if you need accurate reports on your budget, do not tell the employee that he needs to stop being sloppy or careless. You are just using a negative label that will trigger shame. Instead tell the employee you need his help making sure there are zero math errors on the next budget. Even well meaning managers get frustrated and use negative labels. Instead of calling employees rude, stubborn or lazy, consider the problem you need solved and the behavior you want. Focus on treating your employee as an ally in resolving the problem and be specific about what you want them to do. You’ll be impressed at what magic specific requests will create. Very few employees get upset at being asked to arrive on time for a meeting. Every employee will be upset if instead you accuse them of being irresponsible, thoughtless and late. Using the right words at the right time with the right person can seem like wizardry

We take a job because we have to pay bills. But each of us hopes to find a workplace where we feel valuable and competent. when you see the different results you get. I’ve seen teams go from being demoralized and conflict-drenched to cooperative, harmonious environments just because everyone stopped using language that triggers shame. We take a job because we have to pay bills. But each of us hopes to find a workplace where we feel valuable and competent. Despite what you learned as a kid, the magic word isn’t just “please”; the magic words include, “Can you help me do this?” You won’t just transform your team if you change your language; you’ll encourage other managers to make similar changes. When they see the magic you are working within your department, everyone will want to know your new trick! Q. I have a coworker who seems to get all the breaks. I know I’m jealous and feel

petty about it, but I’d love to see her get fewer goodies. Is there anything wrong with spending time thinking about how to show people she isn’t so great? A. No, there isn’t anything wrong with thinking about showing people she isn’t so great. However, you’ll get further spending time thinking and showing people why you are so great than undermining your coworker.

(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.)


When do I need umbrella insurance? Dear Dave, At what level of net worth should someone consider umbrella insurance? Matt Dear Matt, I think it’s something you should consider if you have a net worth of $500,000 or greater. But first you should be clear on what net worth really means. Net worth is what you own minus what you owe. So the fact that you make a million dollars a year is not the determining factor in whether or not you’re a millionaire. The only people who use that definition are the financially uninformed and politicians who twist things around and throw out catch phrases designed to further their own agendas. That being said, I would get umbrella insurance, which is extra liability insurance, when

you reach the half-million mark in net worth. Prior to that I’d suggest carrying $500,000 worth of liability on your homeowner’s, car insurance and any other policies that have liability attached to them. Once you reach and cross that $500,000 threshold in net worth, however, I’d advise picking up another $1 million in liability insurance, called an umbrella policy, that attaches to the top of that and covers everything for an additional $1 million. It’s a great buy, Matt.You can get it for about $200 a year in most states. —Dave

Debt snowball and rental property Dear Dave, Should rental property debt be included in the debt snowball?

Matthew Dear Matthew, No, it should not. The debt snowball is Baby Step 2 in my plan, where you stop saving and pay off all debt except for your home—and I would include rental properties in there—from smallest to largest. Prior to this, you should start with Baby Step 1, which is saving up a starter emergency fund of $1,000. As a reminder, Baby Step 3 is going back and fully funding your emergency fund with three to six months of expenses. Notice that I said expenses, not income. After that, Baby Step 4 is investing 15 percent of your household income in Roth IRAs and other pre-tax retirement plans, and Baby Step 5 means setting aside college money for the kids. Baby Step 6 is where you pay off your home, and Baby Step 7 is when you relax, build wealth, and give. Again, Baby Step 6 would include any rental properties that weren’t bought and paid for

with cash. My advice would be to pay off your home before taking care of the rental properties, and that’s simply a risk management perspective. Now, if you owe just $30,000 on your rental properties but still have a $3 million mortgage hanging over your head,you might go ahead and knock out the rental properties first. Think about it this way,Matthew. Which would you rather lose in a worst-case scenario: your home or your rental properties? If they’re in the same general range of debt, I’m going to pay off the home first and the rental properties last. —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at





Senior Style Niles Senior Center For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, please check the Naturally Active Program Guides or call the Niles Senior Center at 5888420. Information about the Niles Senior Center can be found on the Village of Niles Website at Click on “Departments” (upper left), and then Click on “Senior” You can now see what’s new at the Senior Center. Advanced registration is required for programs. For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, call the Niles Senior Center at 847588-8420 Individuals must be a registered member of the Niles Senior Center to receive the member price. Non members are invited to participate in programs at the non-member price. For more information about membership and programs, contact the Senior Center. Issues in the News • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays This dynamic, refreshing class is led by long time leader of this program, Arlene Golub. This group is filled with folks from all walks of life, retired or not, who want to keep abreast of a broad spectrum of what is occurring locally and worldwide. Issues for discussion are brought up by class participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Please call the NSC at 847-5888420 for more information. Got the dot? It may save your life Assist first responders with the information they need. Become part of the Illinois Dot Program. The Illinois Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers. Information contained on the medical card can assist first responders in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash. This can very well mean the difference between life and death. For more information, please contact the Niles Senior Center

(847 588-8420). How to Winterize Your Car (2 classes) Instructor: Randy Stricker, Niles Public Works With winter just around the corner, your vehicle may need some preventive maintenance to get ready for the cold weather ahead. According to AAA, the most frequently uncovered problems are improper tire pressure, low or dirty motor oil, low anti-freeze, or other automotive fluids. Find out what to always have in your glove compartment or trunk in case of emergencies, simple checks to look for tire damage, the difference between “good” oil and “bad” oil, and more about car safety and preparedness. Thursday, November 7 & 14, 2:00-3:30pm, FREE. Lunch to Benefit… The Giving Tree Everyone is welcome! All proceeds will go to purchasing items left on the Giving Tree. Lunch is a hot dog, chips, and a cookie. Monday, November 4, 11:30am-1:00pm, or while supplies last, $2, paid at the door. Pre Veterans Day Celebration Celebrate vets while enjoying the musical styling’s Peter Miletic. A delicious lunch including a cheeseburger, coleslaw, fruit, and dessert will be served. Reserved seats. The deadline for table seating forms is Friday, November 1. After November 1, you will be seated at a table that has room. Friday, November 8, 12:00-2:00pm. $10M/$15NM SCRAM, Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Matters Presented by the Niles Police Department. This program is designed to increase a seniors awareness of crimes as they relate to your daily life. This month’s topic is Lottery Scams and the Internet. These scams are one of the most common scams used. They prey on your willingness to help and your fear of being embarrassed. In this series learn how to protect yourself and tell them to scram! Friday, November 15, 10:0011:00am, FREE Hello, Dolly! At Drury Lane Oakbrook Hello, Dolly! Has become one of the most enduring

musical theater hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success that included being made into the film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Hello, Dolly! Played for 2844 performances on Broadway at the St. James Theatre with Carol Channing in the title role. At the time it was the longest playing Broadway musical. The show’s album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. Hello, Dolly! Tells the story of Dolly Levi, a brassy widow with a knack for matchmaking. Dolly takes a trip to New York to meet a millionaire, Mr. Vandergelder, whom has been courting another woman – but Dolly is soon to change that! Before the show we will enjoy lunch at Drury Lane which will include chef’s soup of the day, veggies, rolls, your choice of salmon filet in a lemon tarragon sauce or chicken breast marsala, and dessert. Thursday, November 21, 10:30am-5:00pm, Check-in: 10:00am. $65M/$70NM. Pre Hanukkah Party & Dreidal Tournament Are you ready for some great music and fantastic food? If you are, then you won’t want to miss this wonderful celebration! The party starts with a rousing dreidel tournament- complete with prizes – followed by lunch, and wrapping it all up will be a performance by the Jeff and Janis Duo. Friday, November 25, 11:30am-2:00pm. $5M/$7.50NM. Dinner & a Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13 2013 132 min) Starring Forest Whitaker & Oprah Winfrey. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American Society. –IMDB Dinner 5:00pm/movie 5:15. Hot dog, chips, & dessert, $2M/$3NM. Movie ONLY, Free. Pre-registration is required. Holiday Appetizers (1 class) Instructor: Chef Michelle. Going to a party? Looking for some new recipes? Chef Michelle will demonstrate some delicious appetizers that you will want to make and take to your next holiday party. Recipes and, of course, samples will be available. Wednesday, December See SENIOR, page 21


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Park Ridge Senior Center Senior Center Memberships Senior Center membership begins at age 55. Our quarterly new and prospective member meetings will you give information on the many activities, programs, events and services offered. Membership dues are: Single: $46 Resident, $65 Non-Resident Couple: $70 Resident, $99 Non-Resident Over 90 Single: $23 Resident, $32.50 Non-Resident Over 90 Couple: $35 Resident, $49.50 Non-Resident Enjoy these Senior Center Membership benefits: Priority registration and special rates for Active Adult programs, events & trips; A drop-in social center open 7 days a week; Free members-only unique monthly programming and activities; A variety of free clubs for many interests and hobbies; Monthly Newsletter delivered to your home; and Volunteer Opportunities. Enjoy these facility amenities as a Senior Center Member: Large meeting hall; Classrooms; Full service kitchen; Stage with sound system; Ceramic room and kiln; 2 large screen TVs; Wii game; Game tables; 2 pool tables; 4 ping pong tables; Variety of solitary and group activities for member use; Members art displays; Free Lending Library; and Free Medical Lending Closet (limited quantities) For more information, call 847-692-3597. Bridge If bridge is of interest there are several opportunities to enjoy the game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday

of the month. Call the Center at 847-692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators. Exercise class Jo Buck continues her exercise classes at 9and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This class covers a variety of movements including stretching, strength training and floor exercise. The first class is free. After that it is $2 each time you come. Senior Center Clubs Men’s Club: 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month. Join us as we plan fun and exciting events, as well as make a difference in our community. Genealogy Group: 2nd Monday of the month, 10 a.m. Trace your family roots with the help and encouragement of the Genealogy Group . Come with questions or information to share. Book Worms: 1st Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. Love to read? Join us every month for a discussion pertaining to a variety of books . One per month . Camera Club: 4th Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. Join our camera club as they provide instruction and interesting slideshows on a variety of different topics . Money Matters with Chris Valentine: 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, 10 a.m. Chris Valentine from Edward Jones presents a program of financial tips and answers your questions Opera Arts Club with Leo Rizzetto. 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, Noon. Do you have a love for opera and/or musicals? Leo Rizzetto, opera aficionado, presents a variety of majestic operas and toe tapping musicals . Computer Club: 1st Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m. Need a computer refresher course or just help learning the computer? Join Richard Brandt as he leads the group . Come with questions. Handicrafters: every Friday, 10 a.m. Do you knit, crochet, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, or embroider? We make items for the Annual Holiday Bazaar and the V .A . Hospitals . We provide the supplies for these events, or you can work on your own project . Beginners are welcome! Wii Bowling. 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 2:00pm-

4:30 p.m. Join us for a friendly Wii bowling competition Ongoing activities Following are number of ongoing activities at the Center: • Woodcarvers meet Thursdays at 9 a.m.…a free activity: • Gamers, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays play dominos, hand and foot, scrabble for rummikube … also free. • Ceramics students meet 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays and work on projects of your choice. There is a charge of $7 per class. • Pinochle players meet the second Monday, Third Thursday and every Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. • Table tennis players start play at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All abilities are welcome for this free activity. • Bocce ball players gather just north of the Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Ken Hewelt is bocce master and will explain how the game is played. • Have you ever thought of tap dancing? This is a fun way of exercising. The class is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Volunteer needed Volunteer help needed at the reception desk of the Center of Concern in Park Ridge. This 35 year old social service agency helps maintain senior citizens in their homes and provides housing assistance enabling them to live with dignity and independence. Call Jim at 847-823-0453. Very flexible hours and other volunteer opportunities are available. Veteran’s day celebration 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 Ages 55 & Up MM Today is a day we remember and honor those who have served in our great military . Cyndee Schaffer presents Mollie’s

War, based on the book written by Cyndee and her mother . Mollie was a WAC during WWII and traveled to Europe to labor for an important cause while experiencing the adventures of a lifetime . Her story documents the human side of life during the war-a life that alternates between fear and romance, exhaustion, and leisure . Lunch is catered That’s Amore 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 Ages 55 and up Jack Miuccio is a one man Festa Italiano! Jack draws from his Italian roots to bring us Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Mario Lanza, and many others . You won’t want to miss this chance to sing along with your favorites! Lunch is catered . Thanksgiving Party 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27 Ages 55 and up Inglenook is catering our traditional Thanksgiving feast! The menu includes turkey, ham, and beef, mashed potatoes, stuffing, squash, green beans, salad, Jell-O, and pumpkin pie for dessert! After lunch, enjoy entertainment by Alex Talbott, who serenades the audience with his smooth jazz voice Annual Holiday Party 12:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Cafe La Cave, 2777 S. Mannheim Road. Ages 55 and up Join us for lunch and entertainment, as Peter Oprisko performs your favorite holiday classics . The chef at Café La Cave has created a delicious menu with cream of potato leek soup, caesar salad, your choice of chicken picatta or beef bourguignon, as well as fallen chocolate soufflé for dessert . Enjoy a raffle and a chance to win your table’s centerpiece . Doors open at noon, lunch is served at 12:30pm .


The Center for Concern Unless otherwise noted, all services are offered at The Center of Concern offices at 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310, in Park Ridge. For services that require an appointment, call 847-823-0453 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Preparation of simple wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and property also is available by appointment. Homeowners desiring additional income, companionship, or the ability to remain in their homes may wish to consider The Center of Concern’s shared housing program. Residents are matched with screened applicants who possess a temperament suitable to shared accommodations. The Center of Concern also offers friendly visitors for the homebound, programs designed to prevent homelessness, and volunteer opportunities in the office and in the field. The Center’s web site is www.

Morton Grove Senior Center

North Shore Senior Center offers programs, classes, activities, and travel opportunities for adults at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. You may register for all programs at the Center or call 847-470-5223. Volunteer opportunities Do you have great people See SENIOR, page 22



DEFICIT Continued from page 1 $500 million dollars in charity care, and as a result of the affordable care act we will get from the federal government about $278 million dollars in additional resources to make a real dent in the amount we’re spending on charity care,” said Preckwinkle. She also said the county’s revenue picture has improved thanks to a more robust economy and increased tax enforcement. Because of this, she said the total projected operating revenue for Cook County in 2014 is estimated at $3.2 billion. In 2013 it was $2.9 billion. “This budget shows admirable restraint and forward thinking from Board President Preckwinkle and her leadership team,” said Laurence Msall, president of the non-partisan government research organization, Civic Federation. “The administration is continuing to stabilize the county budget without increasing the burden on county taxpayers.” Msall also praised the budget’s ability to hold the line on property taxes while completing the rollback of the Stroger sales tax hike. However, Civic Federation also warned that while the county has taken significant steps in the past two years to reduce its deficit, its shortfall is projected to rise in coming years due to increased healthcare costs, declining operating revenues and uncertainty at of the future of the health care system.

SENIOR Continued from page 21 skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at our front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Please contact Volunteer Services at 847.784.6052 for details. About the Bomb: An Inside Look Department of Energy researcher James Lamont presents an unclassified look at the history of the atomic bomb. Learn about the physics


t h is bu d G e t s h oWs a dm i r a bl e res tr a i n t and f o rWa r d t h i n k i n G fro m boa r d presi d en t preck W i n k l e a n d h er l e a d ersh i p te a m .”

-LAURENCE MSALL, PRESIDENT OF THE NON-PARTISAN GOVERNMENT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, CIVIC FEDERATION Specifically county projections show deficits of $122 million in 2015 and $523 million in 2018. However, the county’s pension fund is not yet in bad shape but will be if no action is taken. Civic Federation says the funded status of the pension fund has dropped from 69.1 percent in 2003 to 55.1 percent in 2012, largely because of inadequate investment returns and Statemandated contributions that were insufficient for the level of benefits promised. Pension costs for 2014 will total $7.65 billion, including annual contributions and payments on past pension bonds. This represents 24.3 percent of Statesource General Funds revenues which the Civic Federation feels is unsustainable. Since the proposed budget was unveiled at the beginning of October, the Cook County board has held budget hearings to further flesh out budget and listen to proposed amendments. On Nov. 8 the Cook County’s finance committee will reconvene to consider those amendments and give final approval of the 2014 budget.

and politics of how the bomb came to be developed, how it was almost lost to Nazi Germany and how fear of that happening impacted US strategy in WWII, and many fables and foibles related to the bomb (such as some of the odd going-on at the Nevada Test Site). $9 member; $11 nonmember. Senior Center membership Become a member of North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus and enjoy opportunities to live longer, happier, healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Members receive a discount

on all programs, activities, and trips, Lifelong Learning Program Catalog, information on local, state, and federal issues affecting seniors, and invitations to special events and presentations. Membership dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple/household for a full year. Everyone welcome! Call North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus at 847-470-5223 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by the Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, to become a member. Holiday Bash with the senior stompers

Celebrate the season! Delight in fantastic live music from the North Shore Senior Center’s Senior Stompers! Enjoy refreshments and the great company of your North Shore Senior Center friends. Thursday, December 12 1-3p.m. $8/member; $10/nonmember. Daytrip: Opera in Focus Enjoy a festive holiday puppet show presented by Opera in Focus, which has been in operation in its beautiful Rolling Meadows theater since 1993. The puppet maestro will emerge from the pit, the

curtains will part and a parade of puppets will perform the Act 1 “Love Duet” and the entire Act 3 of “La Boheme.” In addition, you will hear “White Christmas Interlude,” featuring carols performed by legendary Soprano Leontyne Price. People have been performing opera with puppets since the 16th century. And of course, Chicago’s own history includes the Kungshom Miniature Grand Opera where Bob Fosser got the idea for Opera in Focus in 1958. Lunch will be at Sam’s of Arlington. Fee includes lunch, ticket, and transportation. Wednesday, December 18 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $69/member; $85/non-member

News Herbert M. Roberts Herbert M.Roberts, age 92. WWII Navy Vet. Beloved husband of the late Loretta, nee Kanzer; loving father of Sharon, late Raymond, Tourville, Linda (Tom) Reckamp and Larry (Monica) Roberts; Dear grandfather of nine; and great grandfather of 16. Funeral Services were held Oct. 30 at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Glenview. Interment was at Maryhill Cemetery. For more information, call 847-901-4012 or visit Herbert’s memorial at wwww.

Mary “Tinki” DeCarlo Mary “Tinki” DeCarlo, nee Diulus, beloved wife of the late Pat; loving sister of the late Vince, Dorothy, Jean, Ed, and Geno; cherished aunt of Carol, Linda, Joyce, Gary, Nancy, Patty, Kathy, Kenny, Susie, and the late Ronnie; great aunt of many; and dear friend of Clare. She was a retired Chicago Public Schools Special Education teacher. Visitation was at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles on Sunday Oct. 27 from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral was Monday Oct. 28 at 10:15 a.m. to St. John Brebeuf Church Mass 11 a.m. Interment private. For more information, call 847-966-7302 or visit

Pamela Carrasquillo Pamela Carrasquillo. age 56, beloved wife of Jose; loving mother of Paul (Andrea) Diestelow and Daniel Carrasquillo; cherished grandmother of Briana, Blake, Jasmine and Xavier; loving daughter of Pat and Gene Houghton; and dearest sister of Ken (Kim) Houghton. Visitation was Monday Oct. 28 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Pamela was a longtime employee of Rotary International. For more information, call 847-966-7302 or visit

Continued from page 7 forces a sitting target. He’d let our allies know that we were true and strong friends and our enemies determined and deadly foes. How about on the economic front? I am certain that a Blase Administration would have approved the Keystone pipeline, reined in the nutty EPA (CO2 and rainwater are pollutants?) and other job killing bureaucrats. He had that reputation and was very procommerce.


Niles has new communications, multimedia coordinator




Finally, I cannot see Nick Blase sitting in the pew, week after week, while his pastor railed against America, call her a dirty whore and asked God to damn her. Nick understood retail politics where people count. What the voter wants is some concern and compassion, a little support once in a while, and some basic fairness. The citizen expects government to run smoothly and votes for competency.The people want a leader that puts their needs first and loves America and all she stands for. Obama’s been none of that. He’s just the opposite.

In accordance with the Niles 2030 Plan, Village Manager saw improved, timely communication necessary The Village of Niles is pleased to name Hayley Garard to a newly created position as Communications and Multimedia Coordinator. In this position, Garard will refine and implement communication strategies to increase the positive image of the community, as well as work with Village staff to deliver coherent and timely messages. In accordance with the Niles

2030 Plan, Village Manager, Steven Vinezeano saw improved and timely community communication as a necessity. “Having a Communications and Multimedia Coordinator will allow the Village of Niles to successfully communicate with residents, businesses, and the community in general about all things Niles,” said Vinezeano. “We will do this through the use of a wide

array of communications tools from an improved newsletter to video public service announcements.” Garard is very enthusiastic to be in a role where she can make such a positive impact on a community, “I have a lot of progressive ideas. Niles is a fantastic place to live, and I get to be the one to spread that message.” Garard graduated from Ball State University on a full-ride division 1 athletic scholarship. She holds a BA in telecommunications and an MA in both public relations and journalism.



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