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Our Village, Our News

NOVEMBER 8, 2012

Homegrown relief Chicago-area ComEd, Red Cross offer aid to devastated areas

Niles Police Warn of Green Dot Card Scam By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

workers/volunteers and mobile feeding trucks from its DeKalb office east in preparation for helping with relief efforts. Shimanski said since Sandy was a dangerous storm that affected communities along the East Coast, the Red Cross was moving fast to open shelters and is moving workers, vehicles and relief supplies into place to help as soon as the storm subsided. Red Cross officials said more than 2,300 disaster workers

Law enforcement officials are warning of a new scam that revolves around a fictional highvalue prize and the purchase of a MoneyPak pre-paid debit card. The Green Dot Card is a type of prepaid debit card offered by MoneyPak, Visa and MasterCard at locations such as Walgreens, CVS, 711 and RadioShack. The card functions like a debit card but, unless the user has a minimum of $1,000 loaded onto the card or uses the card 30 times within the month, users are charged a monthly fee of $5.95 a month for having the card active. Additionally, only specific MoneyPass ATMs allow users to withdraw their funds without a service fee. Authorities say potential victims usually are contacted over the phone and told they have won a prize. The perpetrators of the scam are reported to have said to victims that the prize is a large cash sum, a vehicle or some other high value item. Then, the scam artist instructs the “winner” to head to a local retailer to purchase a Green Dot Card and asks them to pre-load a large sum of money onto the card. It has been reported that in some

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Relief workers from the Chicago area have headed to the East Coast to help rebuild after superstorm Sandy’s devastation left thousands of people in need food, shelter and comfort. In anticipation of this storm hitting the coast, local representatives of ComEd and the American Red Cross were gearing up to assist in Hurricane Sandy relief as early as Oct. 27. ComEd spokesman John Schoen said more than 240 ComEd crews from the Chicago area headed to the East Coast as early as Oct. 27 in order to provide assistance to sister companies with power restoration. “We’re glad that we are able to provide assistance,” Schoen said. “The crews will stay there as long as they’re needed.” The relief efforts that began last month still are direly needed as cold weather

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New York City’s FDR Drive flooded after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday Oct. 30.

settling in across the New York metropolitan area is adding to other problems such as widespread gasoline shortages and power outages. As of Nov. 4, temperatures in New York have dropped into the 30s overnight, while an estimated 700,000 homes and businesses in New York City, its northern suburbs and Long Island are still without electricity for more than a week after the storm. As of last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that many homes are becoming uninhabitable and

that tens of thousands of people are going to need other places to stay. “We’re caring for thousands of people across the affected region, and more help is on the way,” said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Disaster Services for the Red Cross. Since the storm hit, the Red Cross has provided more than 23,000 overnight shelters, and as of Oct. 30, more than 9,000 people have stayed in 171 Red Cross shelters across 13 states. Additionally the Chicago area Red Cross also sent relief



News SANDY Continued from page 1 from all over the country have served more than 100,800 meals and snacks to people under their care. Additionally, the Red Cross also said that it has activated nearly 200 emergency response vehicles that are beginning to circulate through some communities distributing meals, water and snacks. Red Cross officials also said that while access into many areas is still difficult, they are working to get help to where it is needed as roads and airports re-open and people are able to travel again. “We need both blood and financial donations, as this large response effort will continue over the next several weeks,” Shimanski said. Because of Super storm Sandy, 350 Red Cross blood drives were cancelled and as many areas on the East Coast have been cut off from power in the aftermath more planned blood drive are expected to be

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More than 240 ComEd crews from the Chicago area headed to the East Coast as early as Oct. 27 in order to provide assistance.

delayed. Red Cross officials said this interruption will result in the loss of as many as 10,500 blood and platelet products. “If you can’t donate blood right away, do not worry, as it will take some time to recoup the loss of blood from all of these canceled blood drives,” said Martha Carlos, chief communications officer with

the American Red Cross of the greater Chicago region. “So if you can’t donate this week, you can still donate next week or next month even as we will still be short of blood that we intended to collect during the 350 blood drives that were canceled.” ahernandez@buglenewspapers.



Charged debate Park Ridge officials say it’s too early for electric-charging stations By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

Park Ridge officials say charging stations for electric vehicles are still a ways off for the city, as they have not even introduced into the current budget. A few weeks ago, Tim Milburn, a Park Ridge resident and an adviser to renewable energy consulting firm Green Way Energy, asked Park Ridge aldermen to consider installing public charging stations for electric vehicles. Milburn said installing these public charging stations make money for sagging municipal coffers over time, while also having the city be on the forefront of green energy technology. The cost of installing two EV charging stations would vary between $14,000 and $19,000, according to Milburn. Interim City Manager Shawn

GREEN DOT Continued from page 1 cases more than $1,000 was loaded onto the Green Dot Card by unsuspecting victims of this scam. Once the victim loads the card with value, the scammer instructs them to call the back and provide the scammer with the ID number of the Green Dot Card. Once the scam artist has this information, the victim’s

“I mean we, would have to fund it, and even

before that, we have to vet it to make sure it’s a worthwhile project.” Shawn Hamilton, Interim City Manager. Hamilton said the city isn’t ready to be in that forefront. “That right now would be an expenditure that would not be in the budget for Park Ridge for this year,” he said. “So anything like that wouldn’t even happen until the next fiscal year. As of right, now it’s not on our horizon, and we will look at that request at the next budget hearings that occur after the first day of the New Year. Hamilton continued by saying that so far all that’s happened is that a company made a presentation about the benefits of charging stations, but that right now charging stations

money can be withdrawn from anywhere in the world. “If they are being told they won a large cash sum and they didn’t enter into any kind of contest, then they should just hang up on the person and not give them any information,” said Sgt. Robert Tornabene, information officer with the Niles Police Department. “And if they believe that they’ve been a victim, they need to contact the police department.”

for electric cars are not in this fiscal year’s budget. “I mean we would have to fund it and even before that we have to vet it to make sure it’s a worthwhile project,” said Hamilton. This echoes a sentiment shared by Park Ridge Ald. Jim Smith, who asked why Park Ridge should “discriminate against 97 percent of drivers in favor of only 3 percent of drivers [with electric cars]?” during Milburn’s presentation. Milburn’s reply was that while there are only a few electric vehicles on the road today, there will be more on

the road in coming years. The U.S. Department of Energy in September said there were nearly2.2 million hybrid electric cars sold in 2011, with an average of 1.8 hybrid electric cars per 1,000 households. Additionally, while electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Franklin Park, Glen Ellyn, Northbrook and Wheeling, those municipalities have all handled issues with the licensing and regulation of the stations. These issues include: Should the municipalities provide free electricity or charge for it? Should the charging initially be free, with fees introduced later? Lastly, will charging station users pay fees based on the time spent at the charging station, the kilowatt hours used or a combination of the two? Additionally, these

municipalities also would also need to regulate the use of charging stations by vehicles. Typically these charging stations are placed in a parking space and marked for EV charging only, which would preclude non-electric vehicles from using the space. Mark Fowler, executive director of the Northwest Municipal Conference, has publically said the question of licensing and regulating these charging stations had not really hasn’t risen to the NMC’s awareness and has not been discussed at their meetings. The nearest electric vehicle charging stations to Park Ridge are the Walgreen’s at 999 E. Touhy Ave. and The Rivers casino in Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Oasis on the Jane Addams Tollway and the Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. ahernandez@buglenewspapers.

Tips to protect yourself • Never give your MoneyPak number to someone you don’t know. • Never give receipt information about your MoneyPak purchase to another party. • Use your MoneyPak only to reload your prepaid cards or accounts you control. • Refuse any offer that asks you to buy a MoneyPak and share the number or receipt information by email or phone. • To use your MoneyPak with PayPal or eBay or other online merchants, transfer the money to your PayPal account before you pay the

merchant. Don’t email your MoneyPak number directly to any merchant. • Don’t use the MoneyPak to pay taxes or fees to claim “winnings” on a foreign lottery or prize promotion. Unless it’s an approved MoneyPak partner, don’t use MoneyPak for any offer that requires you to pay before you get the item. • Check this list of approved MoneyPak partners before you use your MoneyPak to pay. If you believe you have been a victim of a scam, call the Niles Police at 847-588-6500.



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.


Police Blotter

Michael G. Green, 55, Niles, was arrested at 11:22 a.m. on Oct. 28 in the 7900 block of Octavia for telephone harassment, disorderly conduct and resisting a peace officer. Malissa A. Medina, 38, Niles, was arrested at 8:14 a.m. on Oct. 29 in the 7200 block of Dempster for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

Nelson Lovera, 38, Niles, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on October 27 in the 8100 block of Milwaukee for DUI.

Pedro Castro, 28, Prospect Heights, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Golf Mill Center for retail theft.

Martha Tolentino-Estrada, 34, Chicago, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the 8800 block of Milwaukee for for no valid driver’s license.

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Walter Riddle, 54, Niles, was arrested at 3:04 a.m. on Oct. 26 in the 8300 block of Ozanam for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and false personation of a police officer. John A. Saldana, 22, Niles, was arrested at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the 6100 block of Toughy for retail theft.

William Kelly, 46, Park Ridge, was arrested on Oct. 29 in the 10 block of South Northwest Highway for criminal trespass to property and disorderly conduct. Luis Bahena-Trinidad, 65, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 30 in the 800 block of Higgins for driving under the influence, improper lane usage and no valid insurance. Luis



Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 30 in the 800 block of Higgins. Pedro Espinoza, 37, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 30 at Dempster & Vernon for no valid drivers license, speeding, and expired registration.

for disobeying traffic control device and driving while license revoked.

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Gregorz Klimko, 37, Des Plaines, was arrested on Oct. 30 in the 1300 block of Higgins for failure to reduce speed to avoid accident, disobeyed traffic control device, no valid insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

Tracy Doss, 47, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 24 for theft.

Jerry Hunter, 41, Chicago, was arrested on Nov. 1 at the Lincolnwood Police Department for criminal trespass to property.

Delgernyam Bayasgalan, 38, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 30 for driving under the influence.

Michel Issac, 66, Chicago, arrested on Nov. 4 at Northwest Hwy. and Euclid Ave. for speeding, improper lane usage, failure to signal, driving under the influence and blood alcohol content over .08. Anna Rukawiczkin, 29, Des Plaines, was arrested on Nov. 4 at Cumberland & Albion

Matthew Kwaptsz, 25, Streamwood, was arrested on Oct. 27 for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fernando Alanis-Hernandez, 41, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 31 for driving under the influence. Chris Martucci, 47, Hawthorn Woods, was arrested on Oct. 29 for violation for court order stalking. Saul Lopez, 42, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 31 for driving

with a license.



Renaldo Tillmon, 33, Evanston, was arrested on Oct. 27 at Dempster and Birch for driving with a suspended driving license. Michael Copeland, 19, Romeoville, was arrested on Oct. 27 in the 8700 block of Austin for driving with a suspended driving license. Rajall Nahhas, 26, Morton Grove, was arrested on Oct. 29 for driving with a suspended driving license. December Manlangit, 33, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 26 at Central and Lake for driving with a suspended driving license. Sarkis Jandoo, 21, Morton Grove, was arrested on Oct. 27 in the 8600 block of Waukegan for driving with a suspended driving license. Apolinar Moudragon, 37, Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 27 at Oakton and Nordica for driving without a license.



Doctors use hypothermia to save Niles man during heart attack By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

For the first time since suffering a major heart attack, a Niles man reunited on Nov. 2 with the police officer, EMS providers and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital staff who saved his life. “It was fast and efficient teamwork that saved the patient’s life when he first came in,” said cardiologist Dr. Nagui Sabri, of his patient, Niles resident Bob Raminiak. Raminiak was saved from a heart attack by fast work and a relatively new procedure at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge. “It’s not easy to watch someone you love dying,” said Halina Raminiak, wife of Bob Raminiak for 15 years. She called 911 on the night of her 67-year-old husband’s cardiac episode. “Bob promised

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Bob Raminiak, pictured with his wife Halina Raminiak, was reunited with Niles police, ems and hospital staff after nearly fatal heart attack.

me a long time ago he would never leave me.” Several hours earlier, Raminiak

had gone to the Emergency Room at Advocate Lutheran General because he was not feeling well.

They released him around 1 a.m., but several hours later, Bob had a heart attack. Since Halina did not know how to perform CPR, she called 911, and Niles Police officer James Griesenauer performed CPR in the minutes before the Niles Fire Department Paramedics arrived. “His skin was blue,” says Niles Fire Department Firefighter/ Paramedic Byron Tull of Bob Raminiak.“We had to apply electric shocks (using a defibrillator) to start his heart – several times - and start several medications before we reached the hospital.” Bob’s heart was defibrillated six times, cardiac medications given other advanced life support techniques used by paramedics with the support of emergency room physician Beth Hillman, MD, and the rest of the trauma team at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Once at the trauma center, total body hypothermia was initiated. Body hypothermia is a new treatment that cools body temperature to slow body functions and preserve brain tissue starved by lack of oxygen. This treatment bought the cardiac team precious minutes to identify a 90 percent blockage in Bob’s left circumflex artery and perform an emergency cardiac catheterization. Sabri inserted a stent, which is a tiny metal mesh tube, that held open the previously closed artery and restored blood flow to Bob’s heart.Almost a full day later hours later, the patient woke up and showed no symptoms of having suffered a massive heart attack. He was discharged eight days later and is back at work. At the Nov. 2 reunion, all said Bob’s recovery has been amazing. ahernandez@buglenewspapers.

Ownership shifts for Bugle, Sentinel, Enterprise By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Bugle, Sentinel and Enterprise newspapers welcomed new ownership this month, as the suburban chain was purchased by entrepreneur and community news advocate Ray Stanton. Stanton, a Canada native who owns 25 community newspapers in Illinois, Maine and Ontario, purchased the Plainfield-based newspaper group Oct. 12.

The group publishes weekly newspapers covering Joliet, Shorewood, Plainfield, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Westmont, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Niles, Park Ridge and Morton Grove. “This group of papers is a value to the communities they serve,” Stanton said, adding he plans to keep the community papers strong and dedicated to local news and events. To that end, he has retained Michael James, previously head

of advertising for the newspaper group, as the company’s General Manager/VP Advertising & Sales. A veteran of the west suburban community newspaper industry, James recently received the Illinois Press Association 2011 Advertising Sales Manager of the Year award at the group’s annual convention. “My new role is simply to make these award-winning newspapers the best and most profitable community newspapers in the counties we serve,” James said.

The company, which will be renamed Enterprise Newspaper Corporation, also has named Nick Reiher to head up editorial operations for the Joliet Bugle. Reiher also will continue as editorin-chief of the Farmers Weekly Review in Will County, a position he has held since February. He has spent more than 25 years in Will and DuPage counties as both a reporter and editor. A Joliet resident, Reiher is also president of the Exchange Club of Joliet.

“I am very happy to be managing editor of the Joliet Bugle,” Reiher said. “Community journalism will be at the forefront of the revitalization of the newspaper industry, and I want to remain at the forefront of community journalism. That will be our mission at the Bugle.” Voyager Media,which previously owned the newspaper group, purchased the Bugle Newspapers in 2003 and subsequently the Enterprise and Sentinel.



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. 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.

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.

NOVEMBER 8 Veterans’ Voices: Second Edition. 1-3 p.m. at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street. Come to a screening of the second edition of the “Veterans’ Voices” oral history video. Local veterans are featured in this fascinating documentary on

Calendar their service to our country during World War II. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. To register, call the North Shore Senior Center at 847470-5223. Babysitting Basics. 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. This two-day workshop is designed to help prepare students ages 12 & up to become better babysitters. The focus is on safety – for the sitter, the children being cared for, and their parents. Students who attend both days of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. Limit: 15. Reg. req.

NOVEMBER 9 Babysitting Basics. 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. This two-day workshop is designed to help prepare students ages 12 & up to become better babysitters. The focus is on safety – for the sitter, the children being cared for, and their parents. Students who attend both days of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. Limit: 15. Reg. req.

NOVEMBER 10 40 Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Paluch Hall (elevator accessible) 8300 Greenwood Avenue, Niles. Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Women’s Club Queen of Peace Guild will hold its th

40th annual sale. Admission is free. There will be a variety of handmade crafts, ornaments, wreaths, flower arrangements, gift baskets, needlepoint, afghans, baby knit quilts, dolls, home decorations, jewelry and more. There will be a grand raffle, bake sale, a turkey booth and Christmas stocking tree for added chances at beautiful gifts and items. We will also have a variety of fresh, home-baked goods for sale. A lunch menu will be available. Proceeds benefit the parish. For more information, call the Ministry Center at 847-8232550. Resurrection Arts and Crafts Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7500 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago. Each year, more than 2,000 patrons visit the fair to explore the wide variety of handcrafted items at over 180 craft displays. For more information, visit Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Presents: Froebel Block Workshop. 2 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Grades 1-6. Experience the fun and excitement of building with Froebel Blocks in the Library! Registration required. Forgetfulness and Dementia. 10 a.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Sara Sanderman, LCSW, from North Grove Manor, will discuss behaviors and actions to look for and how to handle issues of forgetfulness and dementia.

NOVEMBER 11 40 Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Paluch Hall (elevator accessible) 8300 Greenwood Avenue, Niles. Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Women’s Club Queen of Peace Guild will hold its 40th annual sale. Admission is free. There will be a variety of handmade crafts, ornaments, wreaths, flower arrangements, gift baskets, needlepoint, afghans, baby knit quilts, dolls, home decorations, jewelry and more. There will be a grand raffle, bake sale, a turkey booth and Christmas stocking tree for added chances at beautiful gifts and items. We will also have a variety of fresh, home-baked goods for sale. A lunch menu will be available. Proceeds benefit the parish. For more information, call the Ministry Center at 847-8232550. th

Holiday Crafters Wanted. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the May Parish Ministry Center at 8307

North Harlem, Niles. Held by St. John Brebeuf’s Catholic Women’s Club. Crafters will be able to display hand-crafted items for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any crafter wishing to receive an application for the Holiday Craft Fair, please call Judi Stephens at 847-296-6421.

NOVEMBER 12 The Magic and Illusions of Paul Lee & Co. 12 to 2 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Come see the amazing Paul Lee in his high energy show packed with mind-blowing illusions. Free tickets for this event will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis to Morton Grove Public Library cardholders one week prior to the event. Remaining tickets, if any, will be made available to the general public on the day of the event.

NOVEMBER 13 Guys Read. 7 to 8 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Grades 3-5. Are you a guy who likes to read? Come along with your favorite grownup for discussion and activities featuring the book of the month: Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Release Party (All Ages). 7 to 8 p.m. at the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. The seventh installment of this series (where l-o-v-e is in the air - ack!!!) is being released on the day of our party. Are you wimpy enough to handle the excitement? Join us for geeky gags, nerdy games, and all around weirdo fun. Five copies of the book (Again, on it’s FIRST day of release!) will be awarded to five wimpy kids in grades K-6.

NOVEMBER 14 Muslim Faith and Culture—A Neighborhood Q&A. 7 the Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. To encourage cross-cultural communication in Morton Grove, an interactive forum introducing Muslim faith and culture will take place. Residents from Morton Grove and surrounding communities will have a chance to learn about the Islamic faith and culture from their Muslim neighbors at Morton Grove’s Muslim Community Center. Questions about aspects of Muslim life and beliefs will be answered.




Guest Columnist

Solving the country’s banking crisis America and the rest of the world are in a debt crisis. Our government has been co-opted by the FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate). If impossibly low interest rates, pro-debt tax policies, and bailouts funded by you and yet-to-be-born generations don’t make you mad, then nothing will. It’s the continuing rip-off of crony capitalists who stuff their pockets with profits and leave the losses to the public. We’ve got to reform the system before it destroys itself and takes us with it. In that vein, the former head of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, has five clear and simple solutions that will repair some of the damage and do so in a non-partisan way. Here they are: 1. Break up the “too big to fail” banks - Giant institutions and untested “living wills” is make financial system unstable. When the Fed is artificially keeping lending rates at near zero, that’s a flaw.

Solution: Make ‘em smaller 2. Publicly commit to end bailouts “ [ t h e ] Market must punish the b o n e h e a d s .” The post-2008 bailouts show that we should never allow ourselves to be in that position again. Wall Street cannot have an indefinite option to “put” its losses to the Treasury and to taxpayers. Solution: Make penalties for asking for and getting bailouts egregious — wipe out shareholders, fire management. [I’d add a clawback provision, particularly for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac to take back the tens of millions in bonuses given out.] 3. Cap leverage at large financial institutions -“Bank capital levels maybe isn’t a mainstream issue, but it should

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be;” Limit banks’ abilities to take on risk via leverage or derivatives or whatever the latest “idiotic new innovation” Wall Street becomes infatuated with. Solution: Go back to firm 10 to 1 leverage rules. 4. End speculation in the credit derivatives market - If arsonists can’t buy fire insurance on someone else’s house, why allow speculation using credit derivatives? Credit default swaps with no vested

interested are the same thing. Solution: Require CDS buyers to demonstrate a specific interest. Even better regulate CDS as insurance products. 5. End the revolving door between regulators and banks - Separating regulators from the regulated is crucial. Ending regulatory capture is key. Solution:Require longer periods of time between industry and regulator service. These




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all the elements of the best regulation – simplicity, clarity and transparency. We need to simplify the tax code and eliminate or neutralize its pro-debt policies. It simply manipulates people into taking on more debt with little benefit, unless you like our current economy. As an early warning we’re heading for a new debt bubble – student loans. The debt madness has to stop. Bair’s five rules are a good starting point.




Resignation creates vacancy on Maine District 207 Board Joann Braam has announced her resignation from the Maine Township High School District 207 Board of Education, creating a vacancy for qualified candidates who submit information to the District by Nov. 12. Braam, of Des Plaines, is moving out of District 207. First elected to the Board in 2003 and most recently re-elected in 2011, she has been serving as Chair of the Board’s Community Relations Committee and as a member of the Education and Policy committees. Before serving in District 207, Braam served one term on the Board of Education of Des Plaines Elementary School District 62. She also has served as a member of the Parents Board of Directors for Bradley University. “Joann Braam was model board member who truly looked out for the best interests of District 207,” Superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace said. “She was keenly aware of and sensitive to the needs of all of our students, including our students with special needs as she is a parent of a special needs child. An educator herself, she looked at the District in a global way and made decisions for the right reasons. Joann is kind and

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sensitive, but also courageous. As a superintendent you always want board members who make decisions based on what is best for students and the District, without personal or political considerations, and Joann modeled that as well as anyone can. She will be greatly missed.” Regarding the vacancy, Board President Sean Sullivan said, “District 207 is recognized as one of the leading high school districts in Illinois and indeed in the United States of America.This opening is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual with an interest in education to have a positive impact on our 7,000 students and our communities.” A qualified candidate must be: a citizen of the United States; 18 years old or over; a resident of the State and the school district

for at least one year; a registered voter; and may not be a school trustee or a school treasurer.The Board consists of seven members who serve a diverse population of approximately 7,000 high school students who live in Des Plaines, Park Ridge, and portions of Niles, Morton Grove, Norwood Park, Harwood Heights, Norridge, Mount Prospect, Glenview and Rosemont. Residents who live within District 207’s boundaries who meet those qualifications are invited to submit a letter of interest and one-page resume outlining their involvement in community affairs to Sean Sullivan, President, Board of Education, 1131 South Dee Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068 , by the 4 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012. Letters of interest and resumes may be submitted in person during normal business hours at the address shown above or faxed to 847.696.3254, attn: Ginny Edwards or emailed to The School Board plans to meet with the selected candidates in November and plans to appoint the new Board member at the Dec. 3 School Board meeting. The appointed Board member will serve until April of 2013.

School District 64 invites public comments on 2012 tentative tax levy Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 has initiated its tax levy process for 2012 earlier than in past years and is offering multiple ways that community members can offer input. The District’s tentative tax levy plans for 2012 were introduced at the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 22. The Board adopted a tentative total levy of 4.74 percent. This is comprised of a 4.99 percent increase for the education and other “capped” funds totaling $60.4 million, and a .03 percent increase for debt service of $2.9 million. The tentative levy amounts may be reduced by the Board, but not increased, prior to final adoption scheduled for Dec. 10. The levy presentation can be viewed conveniently via “on demand” video from the District 64 website at www. Upcoming opportunities for

public input include: • A public hearing on the tax levy will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12 at Carpenter School, 300 N. Hamlin Ave., Park Ridge. Public comments also are invited at the start of the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. • Comments or questions may be directed at any time to members of the Board of Education or Superintendent Philip Bender. Dr. Bender can be reached at pbender@, and Board members’ contact information is available on the District 64 website, • Public comments also are invited prior to adoption of the final levy, which is scheduled for the regular Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the District 64 Educational Service Center (ESC), 164 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge.

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H o ro s c o p e s The new you is not necessarily bigger, but in many ways better. Sometimes, the thing that comes around the corner and surprises you is better than what you planned. Embrace original ideas in the week ahead.

Fill up the virtual bank. Remaining fair and open-minded wins influential friends and assistance that can be banked upon. If you think a deal is too good to be true, ask for advice from mentors this week.

Rituals bring comfort. Whether it is a roast beef dinner with family or putting on makeup before heading to the gym, you can find ways to improve your mood in the week ahead.

Pay attention to the inspirations that pop into your head. You are at your best when you have a congenial companion by your side sharing life’s joys. In the upcoming week, cooperation is the key.

Play your trump card. When people are bluffing, it is much easier to win the pot. You might find the answer or advice you need. In the week to come, show how well you can lead others with winning ways.

Turn the calendar to the wall and leave the wristwatch in the drawer. Don’t measure time spent with family, pets or pursuing your favorite hobby in the week to come. The happiest times can be endless.

Put the pout away. This week may offer you many opportunities to mend fences and listen to heartfelt apologies. Rethink how you’re dealing with personal or financial situation to set things right.

Be observant. Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world. In the week ahead, be sure to keep an eye peeled for opportunities to improve your life.

Turn on the fog lights. You could be challenged to endorse values and beliefs without having a clear picture of exactly what you are backing. Cut through confusion in the upcoming week.

A wise man said that you can never stand in the same river twice. The more you try to stop progress, the more likely it will rush past you. In the week ahead, be willing to bend with the current.

Team up to take the lead. Family members appreciate your wisdom and may come to you for advice this week. Your unique perspective may encourage others to take the right step and vice versa.

The inside track provides the shortest distance to the finish line. You might think you are going in circles in the week ahead, but careful analysis and measurements will provide you with encouragement.


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development sites? 35 2-Down’s location 36 Political group 37 __ puppet 39 Actor Jared 41 Ages and ages 42 He succeeded Coty as French president 45 Latin percussion pair 49 Plastic surgeon’s job, for short 50 Sharper, as eyes 51 Smoothed in a shop 52 Hosp. picture 53 “The Stranger” author 54 X-rated 55 Hale 59 Pad __: Asian noodle dish 61 A portion (of) 62 Chckup 63 Loe letter closing, and in sequence, a hint to the ends of 18-, 28-, 48- and 64-Across 65 Wrath 66 Hobbit enemy


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INSIDE: Maine South cross country bring home All-State runners, page 12; Notre Dame football marches on, page 16



Hawks to meet Glenbard N. in quarters By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Maine South’s public address announcer read a score from the Stevenson vs. Glenbard North game around the time Matt Alviti hit wideout George Sajenko over the middle with a 36-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter that all but sealed the Hawks’ 27-13 second-round playoff victory over Conant on Saturday. However, one of Maine South’s assistant coaches immediately admonished players within earshot on the sidelines to focus on the task at hand—beating Conant—and disregard what they had just heard: That Glenbard North was leading Stevenson, which knocked Maine South out of the playoffs in the second round last November. Senior cornerback Nate Gruber’s interception with 1:44 remaining put the kibosh on any hopes of a late-game comeback by the pesky Cougars (7-4). In a Class 8A quarterfinal matchup this weekend, the topseeded Hawks will host fourthseeded Glenbard North (10-1), which did end up defeating Stevenson, 23-14. Following Saturday’s contest, head coach Dave Inserra dismissed any notion the Hawks were disappointed that they won’t be getting a rematch with the club that knocked them out of the playoffs last fall. “Absolutely not,” Inserra said. “We’ll take whoever we’re playing. We get to play at home in the quarters against a very good Glenbard North team. They have a tremendous running back.” That running back, junior Justin Jackson, surpassed 2,000 See HAWKS, page 14

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Hawks quarterback Matt Alviti scrambles for yardage. Alviti ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in Maine South’s victory over Conant on Saturday.




Maine South harriers enjoy record-setting day By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Saturday’s state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria turned out to be a day in which both Maine South’s boys and girls cross country squads re-wrote the school record books. The boys, behind all-state performances from seniors Jon Vaccaro and Robbie Taylor, notched fifth place in the Class 3A meet—the highest placement ever recorded by a Maine South cross country team of either gender in school history. Meanwhile, the girls took 10th, which equaled the bestever finish by a Hawks girls team (first achieved in 1988). Junior Emily Leonard, with her ninth-place time of 16:51 over the 3-mile course, also became Maine South’s first three-time all-state runner.

BOYS The Hawks were well-prepared for state after finishing second at the Niles West sectional the previous week to York—this year’s 3A champion which won its 28th state title and is ranked fifth nationally. Vaccaro, competing in a state field that he described as “one of the fastest fields I’ve ever seen,” secured all-state honors with a 15th-place showing in a time of 14:41 over 3 miles. “I finally got that all-state medal I was chasing,” said Vaccaro, the team’s MVP. “The hype surrounding this (race)

was just crazy. When you have a ton of fast people like that it’s going to be a fast race.” Maine South coach Greg Nordahl said he and team members mapped out a strategy of emphasizing the last half-mile of each of the 3 miles. “We didn’t want to ruin ourselves first mile,” Nordahl explained. “Let the field pull us along through the first half mile. Then we really tried to emphasize working the second half mile, and every (succeeding) mile we tried to work the second half of that mile. That was our strategy. We ended up running very well.” Taylor, whom Nordahl said “ran a gangbuster race,” earned his all-state medal with an 18thplace finish, just three seconds behind Vaccaro (14:44). “He was picking off people one by one, and in the last mile went from 30th to 17th,” Nordahl said. “It was definitely his best race of year.” Seniors Kevin Dolan (15:10) and Stephen Lavelle (15:23) were next across the finish line for the Hawks, in 64th and 95th place respectively. Junior Jack Carpenter, senior Ryan Melerski and sophomore Paul D’Ambrosio also competed for the Hawks. “Kevin Dolan, that kid has been the most consistent runner we’ve had all season long,” Nordahl said.“Stephen ran very well. He’s been a great kid for us.” See HARRIERS, page 15

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Maine South’s Emily Leonard placed ninth at the state meet, giving her All-State honors.




New Trier ousts Niles West from playoffs By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

The Wolves went into last Thursday’s Niles North sectional championship game against 36-1 New Trier looking forward to the challenge of playing the Trevians for a third time this season. Niles West had lost twice to the CSL South champion Trevians, but with the Wolves playing their best volleyball of the season, the team believed it could go toe-to-toe with New Trier. And it did. In Game 2, which saw 12 ties and six lead changes, the Wolves overcame a 16-13 deficit to take the lead, and later battled back to tie it at 24 after trailing 24-22. But the Trevians, on consecutive kills from Northwestern recruit Taylor Tashima and Brittani Steinberg, prevailed, winning the game, 26-24, and the match. New Trier, which took Game 1 by a 25-17 score, knocked off Glenbard West at the Niles West Supersectional on Saturday to gain a berth at this weekend’s Class 4A state tournament in

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Melanie Vujovich goes up for a kill during Niles West’s 25-17, 26-24 loss to New Trier in the Niles North sectional championship game Thursday night.

downstate Normal. Several Wolves players were understandably upset at the end of the match after giving the highly touted Trevians all they could handle, but coming up short. Coach Stacy Metoyer’s club finished the year setting a new single-season school record for most victories (26) and will graduate nine seniors, six of whom were starters. “Our seniors are a special group,” Metoyer said. “They’ve all come together this year; they’re great leaders. We have three captains, but we have nine leaders. It takes your senior leadership to be successful and they led our team. They led our team to do what we did.” The Wolves led Game 2 at one point 13-12, but New Trier ran off four straight points for a 16-13 advantage. At that point, Metoyer called time. “We knew we had to get that next point or it was going to get a little out of control,” she said. Niles West did just that. The Wolves, in fact, scored the next three points—two on kills by junior outside hitter Olivia

Rusek, who collected eight of her game-high 14 kills in Game 2—and forced a 16-16 deadlock. “The first time we played them (this year), it was back and forth,” said New Trier coach Hannah Hsieh. “So we know what they’re capable of.” After two more ties (at 17 and 18), the Wolves went on another 3-0 run, capped by a Krista Grunst kill, to go ahead 21-18. New Trier, though, tallied five in a row and regained the lead, 23-21. Shortly thereafter, a New Trier hitting error, followed by Melanie Vujovich’s block of a kill attempt by Haley Fauntleroy, produced yet another tie (2424) before the Trevians put the game away. The Wolves and Trevians are CSL South rivals, but they’re also no strangers to each other in postseason play. The two squads met for the sectional title two years ago, with New Trier prevailing in that match as well. See OUSTS, page 14



HAWKS Continued from page 11 yards for the season after rushing for over 200 and three touchdowns against Stevenson. Jackson already has scholarship offers on the table from Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue and Boston College. “They want to run the ball right at you, so we’re going to have our hands full,” Inserra said. “We saw them this summer in 7-on-7. They’ve been predicted from the very beginning, especially coming out of the DuPage Valley (Conference), as the team to beat.” Although the Hawks gave up over 350 yards passing to Conant quarterback Danny Modelski, Gruber’s pick was one of four Maine South registered on the day. And the Hawks’ first interception of the afternoon turned out to be a momentumchanger.

OUSTS Continued from page 13 “We couldn’t be happier about them (the Wolves) right now,” Metoyer said. “They’re a great group. It’s only the second time in school history we’ve gotten to a sectional final. New Trier is a great team.We played with them; we gave it our all. The outcome wasn’t what we wanted, but we think we did a great job. “I told them they better walk away from this game with their heads high and be very proud of themselves because they just played with one of the top teams in the state.” Vujovich, Grunst (five kills vs. the Trevians), Molly Kleppin (12 digs), Felicia Phan (14 assists), Monika Cieszynski, Laura Krikorian, Emily English, Molly Morello and Kristina Nguyen are the Wolves’ graduating seniors. “This is the best team I’ve ever played volleyball with,” Phan said. “I knew tonight would be tough. I didn’t know which way it would go, but we can walk away saying that we tried our best and this was the best season we’ve ever had in the history of Niles West. That’s something we can take from it.” In the Niles North sectional semifinals Oct 23, Niles West exacted revenge on Trinity, which had defeated the Wolves earlier in the season,

After a scoreless first quarter, the Hawks and Cougars exchanged touchdowns in the second quarter within a span of two minutes for a 7-7 tie. Alviti’s 7-yard scoring run put the Hawks (11-0) out in front 7-0, but Tim Manczko (nine catches, 121 yards) answered by turning a Modelski screen pass into a 17-yard touchdown. The Cougars threatened to take the lead when they drove to the Hawks’ 5-yard line in the closing seconds of the first half. On third down, Modelski rolled to his right and threw into the end zone, but the ball went through a Conant receiver’s hands and right into Gruber’s. “If you’re down 14-7, your attitude is a whole lot different, so that was a huge play to get that interception,” Inserra said. Interceptions also squashed Conant’s first two offensive series of the second half. John Cerniglia, a senior, came up with a diving interception just seconds into the third quarter,

by knocking the Blazers out of playoffs thanks to a 25-16, 25-18 victory. Niles West stormed out to a 7-1 lead in Game 1 following a 7-0 run and the Blazers (24-9) never recovered. Later in the game, an 8-0 Niles West surge, which included two kills from Rusek (11 kills, 12 digs), provided the Wolves with a commanding 22-8 advantage. Game 2 turned out to be much more of a challenge for Niles West. The Wolves held a 9-5 lead on Grunst’s block, but Trinity scored the next six points and led 11-9. The Blazers maintained a 14-13 edge; however, the Wolves tallied the next five points and took the lead for good. Rusek closed out the match with a block and a kill. Phan finished with 12 assists for the Wolves. Kleppin contributed 11 digs and two aces, Krikorian had six assists, Vujovich added four kills and English had four blocks.

RESURRECTION After winning the Class 3A Chicago Orr sectional championship with a three-set 18-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory over Guerin on Nov. 1, Resurrection’s volleyball team advanced to face Richmond-Burton at the Graylake Central supersectional on Saturday for a shot at state tournament berth.

sPorts and junior Jack Perez grabbed a deflected pass with 5:27 left in the third. Perez’s pick set up an Alviti 22-yard TD run that enabled Maine South to take its first lead of the game, 14-7. “Our defense played great the entire game and had that goal line stop at the end of the half. That was great,” Alviti said. “It kind of gave us momentum going into the second half. The defense stepped up great like they have all year.” Interestingly, Alviti had more rushing attempts (21) than passing attempts (17), but that was dictated by what Conant’s defense gave the Hawks. “We knew they were going to try and take away our passing game, and so we just had to run the ball up the middle and attack them,” said Alviti, who finished with 94 yards rushing and was 12 of 17 passing for 134 yards. “We came out and made some adjustments at halftime and we were able to run the ball

and just attack them instead of having them attack us. That really worked out well for us.” Luke Durbin, the Hawks’ 230-pound fullback, bulled in for a 2-yard touchdown just 41 seconds into the fourth quarter, increasing the Hawks’ lead to 20-7. “In the second half, we just kind of calmed ourselves down, believed in ourselves and executed better than in the first half, for sure,” said senior offensive lineman Pat Maloney. “We got a win and we’re on to the next game. It was kind of a shaky first half. I don’t think we played our best ball, but we definitely played a good team in Conant and we’ve got Glenbard North next week so we’ve got to have another good week of practice.” Seniors Clay Burdelik and Anthony Mitchell combined for 91 yards rushing, with Burdelik gaining all of his 57 yards in the second half.

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

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. Plainfield North 5. Minooka 6. Downers South 7. Lockport


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Emily English, who recorded four blocks in the Wolves sectional semifinal win on Tuesday night, passes the ball up front.

Unfortuantely, coach Theresa Baetzel’s Bandits were denied a trip downstate after falling 2522, 25-17. Resurrection’s first trip to a supersectional match in 24 years came to fruition with a hard-fought triumph against Guerin. Sofia Lyskanowski pounded down nine kills in the match, and Claire Moriarty added seven. Lexi Mpistolarides contributed

seven serving aces while middle hitters Danielle Sisco and Colleen Kilgallon had five kills apiece. Setter Kayla Albanese collected 19 assists. The sectional title was Resurrecton’s first since 1988. In the supersectional contest, Sisco led the Bandits with six kills, and libero Cassie Hansen had eight digs. The Bandits finished with a 13-24 record.

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

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


FOOTBALL Passing Jack Beneventi, Benet 1,993 Matt Alviti, Maine South 1,541 Craig Slowik, JCA 1,403 Dan Nagode, Notre Dame 1,283 Ashton McCullough, Joliet West 907 Mike McGivern, Niles West 738 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North 700 Jake Kotopka, Plainfield East 656 Tommy Galanopoulos, Niles West 619 Mike Zebold, Downers South 579 Alex Corey, Maine East 565 David Edwards, Downers North 486 Mike Smiles, Plainfield Central 470 Jake Bambule, Romeoville 384 Joe Carnagio, Minooka 382 Aaron Bailey, Bolingbrook 315 Rushing Chris James, Notre Dame 1,908 Jay Roberts, Plainfield North 1,120 Jordan Ellingwood, Plainfield Central 1,066 Ty Isaac, JCA 1,043 Porter Ontko, Benet 816 Michael Ivlow, JCA 808 Tyler Reitz, JCA 805 Brandon Salter, Downers North 802 Aaron Bailey, Bolingbrook 774 Kyle Leto, Downers North 765 Omar Stover, Bolingbrook 706 Christian Lopez, Maine East 702 Gabe Corey, Maine East 678 David Edwards, Downers North 654 Miguel Ford, Romeoville 578 Jordan Brown, Joliet West 552 Anthony Underwood, Niles West 538 Nick McTarnaghan, Benet 537 Korey Rogers, Joliet West 525 Nate Gunn, Minooka 509 Matt Alviti, Maine South 500 Gino Giarratano, Plainfield Central 497 Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North 481 Mike Kuzebski, Maine East 474 Jake Kotopka, Plainfield East 446 Max Brozovich, Minooka 419 Javed Lukovic, Maine East 413 Cullen Rompa, Plainfield East 348 Tyler Erdmann, Plainfield Central 321 Dan Nagode, Notre Dame 312

HARRIERS Continued from page 12

GIRLS The girls’ field also was fleet of foot, as Leonard can attest. Leonard captured sixth at state last year with a time of 17:00, and bettered her performance this time around by nine seconds (16:51), yet that clocking got her ninth place. The top two finishers on Saturday—individual champion Madeline Perez of Glenbard West (16:02) and runner-up Emma Fisher of York (16:15)— both broke the previous course record of 16:21. “The field has been getting so good it’s crazy,” Leonard said. “I was going for the top 10 and I also wanted to get under 17

Receiving Jack Euritt, Benet Billy Hirsch, Notre Dame Chris Tschida, JCA Jordan Jones, JCA Jack Toner, Benet Korey Rogers, Joliet West Andrew Milhulet, Niles West Jeremiah Jordan, Niles West Max Brozovich, Minooka Luke Stovall, Minooka Porter Ontko, Benet Richard Olekanma, Downers North Ty Isaac, JCA Adrian Simbulan, Plainfield East Mozell Hargrays, Plainfield East Mark Hammond, Romeoville John Solari, Maine South Jordan Brown, Joliet West Brock Thoms, Plainfield North Nick Surges, Benet Nick Johnson, Niles West Kameron Hargrove, Joliet West Duvane Goodlow, Plainfield Central Total TD Chris James, Notre Dame Ty Isaac, JCA Porter Ontko, Benet Michael Ivlow, JCA Tyler Reitz, JCA Jay Roberts, Plainfield North Jordan Ellingwood, Plainfield Central Aaron Bailey, Bolingbrook Jack Euritt, Benet Matt Alviti, Maine South Omar Stover, Bolingbrook Jordan Brown, Joliet West David Edwards, Downers North Gino Giarratano, Plainfield Central Korey Rogers, Joliet West Kyle Leto, Downers North Billy Hirsch, Notre Dame Andrew Milhulet, Niles West Tommy Galanopoulos, Niles West Nick McTarnaghan, Benet Brandon Salter, Downers North Jake Glotzer, Niles West Trent Cavin, Plainfield North Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North Andrew Milhulet, Niles West Brennan Rompa, Plainfield East

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(minutes) so I was very happy with my performance. I felt really good. My legs weren’t heavy or sore and my breathing felt good.” “On the girls’ side over the last few years, the competition has really gotten strong,” added Maine South coach Jeff Downing. “We had five girls with (seasonbest) PRs this year, and the best we could do is 10th, but we’re ecstatic with how they ran. We couldn’t have run better than we did today.” In addition to Leonard, senior Megan Lemersal (53rd, 17:39), junior Mirae Mastrolonardo (79th, 17:55), freshman Gina Johnson (114th, 18:19) and junior Cailin Eckhart (117th, 18:21) turned in season-best times. Two seniors, Caryn Clark and Maddie McGrady, also ran their final races as a Hawk. Lemersal, who had been battling some health issues


VOLLEYBALL ACES Tessa Griparis, Minooka Kasey Schumacher, Minooka Kat Freebern, Plainfield East Julia Shemaitis, JCA Natalie Yard, Minooka Katie Dugan, Lockport Emily Malone, Joliet Central Krissa Gearring, Bolingbrook Melanie Vujovich, Niles West Kayleigh Harper, Plainfield South Marisa Markus, Bolingbrook Morgan Reardon, JCA Felicia Phan, Niles West Aubrey Ficek, Lockport Elizabeth Hyland, Plainfield Central Skyler Day, Minooka Mallory Mangun, JCA Britney Lange, Joliet Central Justine Bunn, Plainfield East Erin Eulitz, Plainfield Central Katie Brick, Joliet West Molly Kleppin, Niles West T’ara Austin, Joliet Central MacKensi Welsh, Plainfield East Katie Tabisz, Lockport Alyssa O’Boyle, Plainfield South Assists Mallory Mangun, JCA Kate Federico, Plainfield North Emily Malone, Joliet Central Katie Brick, Joliet West Marisa Markus, Bolingbrook Katie Tabisz, Lockport Felicia Phan, Niles West Hannah Evatt, Plainfield Central Kayla Pfeiffer, Lockport Allison Bowbin, Plainfield East Kelli Holstine, Minooka MacKensi Welsh, Plainfield East Kelly Clucas, Minooka Molly Morello, Niles West Allyson Lindish, Plainfield Central Blocks Katelyn Seeman, JCA Mallory Mangun, JCA Morgan Reardon, JCA

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earlier in the year, was all-state (awarded to the top 25 finishers) each of the past two seasons. “Megan was three or four weeks away from really hitting it,” Downing said. “She just needed more time. She ran in the 17:30s this week, and in some years that might be top

Angela Vera, JCA Jane Obradovich, Plainfield Central Justine Bunn, Plainfield East Lauren Truvillion, Plainfield South Claire Hotchkin, Plainfield Central Tessa Griparis, Minooka Elizabeth Hyland, Plainfield Central Laura Kirkorian, Niles West T’ara Austin, Joliet Central Shannon Hagen, Plainfield Central Jalyn Vertin, Joliet West Jessica Karalow, Minooka Digs Katie Dugan, Lockport Sarah Adler, JCA Kasey Schumacher, Minooka Molly Kleppin, Niles West Gaby Bejma, Plainfield East Aubrey Ficek, Lockport Morgan Reardon, JCA Dakota Santore, Plainfield North Kelsey Frain, Joliet Central Julia Shemaitis, JCA T’ara Austin, Joliet Central Dana Nowaczyk, JCA Mallory Mangun, JCA Erin Eulitz, Plainfield Central Ciara Hill, Bolingbrook Taylor Hollow, Joliet West Krissa Gearring, Bolingbrook Olivia Rusek, Niles West Kayla Pfeiffer, Lockport Allie Lindroth, Plainfield North Katie Brick, Joliet West Elizabeth Hyland, Plainfield Central Kills Morgan Reardon, JCA T’ara Austin, Joliet Central Ciara Hill, Bolingbrook Skyler Day, Minooka Olivia Rusek, Niles West Elizabeth Hyland, Plainfield Central MacKensi Welsh, Plainfield East Kayla Pfeiffer, Lockport Shannon Hagen, Plainfield Central Aubrey Ficek, Lockport Krissa Gearring, Bolingbrook Dakota Santore, Plainfield North Julia Shemaitis, JCA Kelsey Frain, Joliet Central Krista Grunst, Niles West

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25.” Downing said Leonard used her previous state experience to her advantage and paced herself. “She’s one of those that tries to make sure she doesn’t go off too fast (at the start),” he said. “She just kept creeping up,


SOCCER Goals Rami Dajani, Maine East Ryan Olans, Plainfield East Eric Osika, Lisle Mo Rashid, Plainfield Central Alhaji Kamara, Lisle Mike Brazinski, Plainfield East Jonathan Silvar, Romeoville Matt Coronado, Maine East Kyle Hendzel, Lisle Jon Harmon, Lisle Logan Wright, Plainfield North Rodrigo Garcia, Plainfield South Max Tarasewicz, Lisle Andrew Grabavoy, Downers South Max Tarasewicz, Lisle Eric Diaz, Downers South Dino Tijanic, Maine East Sam LaLonde, Downers South Elijah Bester, Lisle Andres Castellanos, Plainfield North Anthony Skrip, Plainfield South Manny Sanchez, Plainfield South Tom Malitz, Maine East Jameison Jamnik, JCA Nicholas Legare, JCA Assists Eric Osika, Lisle Kyle Hendzel, Lisle Dino Tijanic, Maine East Mike Brazinski, Plainfield East Rami Dajani, Maine East Allan Benitez, Romeoville Jack Freko, Downers South Max Emendoerfer, JCA Alhaji Kamara, Lisle Elijah Bester, Lisle Marco Gonzales, Plainfield East Ryan Olans, Plainfield East Mo Rashid, Plainfield Central Zack Foust, Plainfield North Tyler Petprachan, Plainfield North Matt Pytel, Maine East Miguel Espinoza, Plainfield South Alhaji Kamara, Lisle Andrew Grabavoy, Downers South

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and you could see that she was getting herself in position.That’s just the way to run that course. There are probably a number of kids (at state) wondering what they could have done differently. You have to set a pace that you can handle for three miles.”

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Dons stop Steinmetz to advance in 6A By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

The Dons’ last visit to Hanson Stadium in Chicago two months ago is one they’ve long left in the rear-view mirror. That’s when they played St. Patrick in Week 2 and lost, 40-21. The Notre Dame club that faced Chicago Steinmetz in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs last Friday at Hanson is playing its best football of the season and running on all cylinders. And needless to say, so is Chris James. Coming off a 320-yard, seven touchdown performance in Notre Dame’s first-round victory over Graylake North, James continued to churn out yardage Friday, rushing for 162 yards and two scores as the Dons won, 358. James’ first TD of the evening, a 4-yarder, put the Dons (7-4) ahead 7-0. Midway through the second quarter, James cut back against the grain, and then turned on the jets down the right sideline for his second TD that made it 35-0. James says the credit for his success throughout the season— and particularly in the playoffs— goes to his offensive line: Nick Bargione, Sean Nicholson, Mike Maligranda, Bobby Deleonardis and Mike Mulcrone. “The offensive line has just been killing it,” James said. “They’ve been working hard.” Head coach Mike Hennessey said the Dons’ offensive and defensive line play is a key reason for their postseason surge. “We’re working really well,” Hennessey said. “I think where it’s paying off is at the line of scrimmage. Our offensive line is doing a great job and giving Chris

some great holes. Our defensive front seven is doing a great job against the run. When it comes playoff time, it’s a running game more so than anything else and I think we’re ready to go.” Notre Dame, which had been ousted in the first round each of the past six seasons, broke that skid last week, and with Friday night’s triumph, moves into the quarterfinals. This weekend, the Dons are hosting No. 10-seed Lake Forest, a 23-21 winner over Lakes last Friday night. The Scouts (8-3) feature 6-foot4 strong-armed quarterback Andrew Clifford, running back Stephen Cirame and wideout David Glynn. “Going into the quarterfinals is really something special,” Hennessey said. “There’s only eight teams left. Once you get past the first game you really do have an opportunity to get to the big game, so you take one at a time. The kids are very excited about it.They’re pumped.” Not lost on the Dons and linebacker Tom Sora is the fact that Notre Dame will be playing in front of its fans after two weeks on the road. “We’re up for a challenge,” he said.“It is going to be nice having a home game. We’re looking forward to that very much. “We’re getting a home game and I think that’s key. We kind of have a snowball effect going for us right now. I think there’s nothing better than to bring it back home, get our student section and get all of our fans back out there to support us and show them what we’re made of.” Notre Dame extended its lead to 14-0 when senior quarterback Dan Nagode hit Matt Nunez in

stride for a 41-yard touchdown. “We just ran the ball a couple of times in a row so we gave them play action and he (Nunez) was free,” said Nagode, describing the play. “We knew we had to come out and play our hardest right from the get-go and put them behind early.” Nagode had a pass picked off on the Dons’ next series, but Steinmetz ended up being pinned on its own 1-yard line. Steinmetz quarterback Michael Harris fumbled near the goal line two plays later after being stripped of the ball by Dons’ lineman Alex Garcia. The ball rolled into the end zone, and linebacker Matt Galloway fell on it for a touchdown and a 21-0 Notre Dame lead. Nagode added a 1-yard sneak with 8:30 to go before intermission to put the Dons up 28-0. Dan Dietz, a junior, added 84 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Herb Betancourt recorded three tackles-for-loss, and Tom Guerin had a quarterback sack.

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Dealing with drug shortages The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported sixty-two drug shortages in 2005.There were 157 shortages by 2009, and almost half of these shortages were injectable drugs. Preliminary numbers suggest 300 shortages for 2011, and again one half are of the injectable drug type. There is no doubt that the shortages are increasing, but why is this important? There must be reasonable alternatives. After all, aren’t there about a “zillion” blood pressure medications available? Actually, about one half of the drug shortages reported in 2011 were defined as “critical drugs” by the FDA.That is, drugs for which there is no substitute. In my medical specialty of Oncology, there were about 25 shortages last year. It may be easy to accept that third world countries might have inadequate health care and limited drug supplies, but this could never really happen

in the U.S. Unfortunately it does, and with increasing frequency. The final outcomes may not be known for some time. Several of my patients needed to change treatment programs or go without some of the prescribed chemotherapy drugs for this very reason. Furthermore, not only is the quantity affected but the quality as well. This is particularly true for the injectable generic drugs. The recent spate of fungal contamination of steroids used for back pain injections and the resulting cases of fungal meningitis is the direct result of these quality concerns. If your politics lean to the left you may believe that Obamacare will fix this problem, or if you lean to the right you believe its repeal

is what’s needed. I fear both viewpoints are wrong. The problem is more productionbased than health care deliverybased. Health care reform – or the lack thereof - will not bring an end this problem. Twenty years ago, patents on new drugs for pharmaceutical firms were curtailed in duration and a push towards generic drugs was promoted. Most recent estimates find that 70% of drugs prescribed in the U.S. are generic. Large contracts to major pharmacy retailers and prescription services also keep drug prices down. This has helped to reduce prices but has also limited profits as well. If there is not much of a profit margin, there is not much incentive to produce the generics. Many such medications have only one producer. If that producer leaves the market, stops production for maintenance, or is closed by regulators, drug shortages follow. With a slim profit margin,

Knee pain could be result of injury, serious medical condition Tribune Media Services

Dear Mayo Clinic Is pain directly under my kneecap anything to be concerned about? Answer: Knee pain is fairly common and can affect people of all ages. Your pain could be the result of an injury or could be a more serious medical condition. Pain directly under the kneecap can be attributed to one of several conditions. Among the most common is chondromalacia, more commonly known as “runner’s knee.” This condition usually happens to people who participate in high-impact exercise, such as running, or sports that require a lot of stopping and starting. Chondromalacia is a softening or thinning of the cartilage under the kneecap.

Its early form is more likely to occur in young athletes who are otherwise healthy. Sometimes, the condition can result from a direct blow or trauma to the kneecap. Often, people with chondromalacia may feel a crunching sensation when placing their hand over the kneecap and bending the knee or when climbing down stairs. Sitting for long periods with the knee bent may cause discomfort. A similar crunching sensation may be felt with osteoarthritis of the knee, which typically affects patients over age 50. Osteoarthritis often affects the entire knee rather than simply the kneecap area. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage, which serves as a “shock absorber,” is progressively worn away, exposing bare bone and causing pain. In some people, osteoarthritis is hereditary; for others, the cause could be

previous trauma to the knee. Another common condition that causes knee pain is patellar tendinitis, an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. Also known as “jumper’s knee,” it is most common in athletes who jump frequently - such as basketball, soccer and volleyball players. The soreness in this condition is typically felt just below the kneecap, which may be tender to the touch. If you notice that your knee seems to slide out of place, you may have some ‘maltracking’ or patellar instability. Maltracking occurs when the knee doesn’t track normally in its groove and moves to one side instead. In patellar instability, the kneecap actually pops out of joint. This usually occurs with planting and twisting maneuvers, and See MAYO CLINIC, page 20

the temptation to “cut corners” with quality assurance and safety precautions may be overwhelming. This is particularly important for the injectables where sterility and other quality issues are crucial. There are well-known cases of contamination of parenteral nutrition and the anesthetic propofol, but the most notorious is the recent incident with injectable steroids as mentioned above. The FDA is not blameless and has played its own role in this problem. It has been accused simultaneously of doing too much and too little in regulating this industry. Unfortunately, both are likely true. On one hand they have been accused of too little regulatory oversight, and on the other hand accused of shutting down operations for violations with no prior review or warning. In a situation of not enough production, it takes three years for a potential manufacturer to obtain FDA approval. President

Obama has addressed this issue with an executive order on October 31, 2011 giving broader powers to the FDA to help contain this problem. However, 2012 is on target to surpass 2011’s drug shortage totals. Doctor’s Rx: Dr. Barbara K. Gehrett, MD has remarked that it is possible to optimize two out of three desirable conditions in health care, but never three out of three. The conditions are quality, cost and time. We are currently reaping what we have sown with our decisions over the past twenty years.

Dr. Christopher Rose, M.D. is a physician and author based in Niles, Illinois. The advice contained in this column is for informational purposes only. Readers should consult with their own physician to evaluate any illness or medical condition. Contact Dr. Rose at (847) 965-3200 or www.



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Better ways to deliver bad news Q. Sometimes, in my job, I have to say things that make people mad.You often talk about how to be diplomatic with coworkers. Is there a way to deliver bad news that doesn’t annoy people? A. No. You can make it less likely that people will be mad at you, but nothing you do will guarantee that coworkers will never be mad at you. Harry Truman was fond of saying, “I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.” The bottom line is sometimes at work you’re in the unenviable position of having to speak an unpopular truth. You’re right, in my column I offer tools, techniques and strategies that make it less likely people will be mad at you: things like repeating back what people say, making it clear how giving you what you want will get a coworker what he wants, setting limits by pointing out how behaving badly will result in outcomes a coworker doesn’t

want, or using specific and behavioral language. H o w e v e r, you can do a surgically impressive job, using every tool in your interpersonal kit, and still have a customer, boss or colleague react with anger. If you assume that you have done something badly every time a person is mad, you’ll end up contributing very little. People at work who never have people mad at them usually are doing nearly nothing. If you want an effective career, cultivate an attitude where you take other people’s anger less personally. You still want to evaluate whether you could have delivered bad news better, but sometimes people really do just want to shoot the messenger. Next time someone is upset with you ask yourself these

questions: Was there a way to have had better timing? Could I have used more neutral language? Did I appeal to other people’s agendas? Did I use language that was vague or specific (i.e. punctual vs. here at 8 a.m.)? Was I careful not to use language that blamed or criticized others? If you have done everything you know, find an interpersonal “coach.” You can talk to a sophisticated friend or a professional for advice. Ask if your “coach” can see anything you could have done better. If neither you nor your coach can identify a better approach, work to be less offended by the angry reaction. Don’t assume that people who are mad at you must be ridiculous because you didn’t intend to offend anyone. People only know their reactions. People generally can’t read your mind and know

what you meant. When others are upset with us, they’re mad because of the meaning they assign to our message. Even on good days, most of us feel personally attacked when people are annoyed with us. Go ahead and feel attacked just don’t react. Next, ask yourself a powerful question: If this reaction was not about me, what theory might I form about what is going on? Over time, if you use this theory, you’ll find you are always more effective than assuming that other people’s anger is all about you. Your willingness to deliver bad news and your skill in doing so means your power, persuasion and prestige at work will rise. Remember this: If you don’t have any enemies, you probably aren’t doing anything!

The last word(s) Q. I repeated what a friend said at work to my boss. She ended up

getting a lecture from him and a day’s suspension. I really want to fix what I did, but I have no idea how. Should I just apologize? A. No, instead tell your friend what you plan to do differently in the future and then apologize. People may return to trusting a person with a plan, but no one should trust a person who can’t learn from a mistake.

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


After marriage, your debts are one Dear Dave, I got married in May, and my wife brought student loan debt into the marriage. I had some savings before the wedding, and I could pay this off immediately without putting us in a bind. But is this “her” debt, or should I look at it as “our” debt? Ernest Dear Ernest, Absolutely, you should view it as “our” debt. It came with the

territory when you two walked down the aisle. A lot of people don’t use the oldfashioned marriage vows anymore, but The Book of Common Prayer reads,“… for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, and unto thee I pledge my worldly goods.” Basically, that means you’re saying,“I’m ready to take a bullet for you. I’m going to do whatever it takes to serve you, and vice versa.”You’re joining your separate lives into one. In addition to all this, you guys need to be in agreement on how you’re going to handle money. In other words, it all gets worked out together with both of you sitting down and planning your financial future as one.This is called a budget. Like everything else, you work on it together. It’s not a situation where one of you is making all the decisions or bailing out the other. But if you guys are on the same page—if your relationship is

healthy and you’re in agreement about moving forward with shared dreams and goals—then I’d say write the check today and knock out that debt! —Dave

Which job? Dear Dave, I’ve been unemployed for three months, but recently I received two job offers. One is a state job that would pay $50,000 a year. The other is a one-year contract for a position in Afghanistan that pays $200,000. I know I’d like both jobs, so which would be the smartest choice? Nick Dear Nick, If it were me, I’d take the state job. I know that any kind of situation with six figures attached to it looks and sounds wonderful, but in my mind we’re talking about a career choice versus risk. Plus, I’m a firm believer in the idea that people make better decisions when they think in terms of 10 years from now rather than 10 or 12 months down the road.

In addition to the risk factor, the biggest problem with the offer in Afghanistan is that once it’s over, it’s over. Then you’re right back where you are now.You may have money in your bank account, but you’re unemployed all over again. You know, one of the things I’ve noticed over the years is when wealthy people assess a financial opportunity, they almost always think in five-, 10- and 20-year blocks of time. We’re talking long term here. There’s not a whiff of living paycheck to paycheck or “Thank God, it’s Friday. Oh, God, it’s Monday!” on them. Take the state job and fashion a good, long-lasting career for yourself. Don’t go chasing money on the short term! —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





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Lessons from the 1987 crash By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

I remember clearly my first year as a gold options trader on the floor of the commodities exchange in New York, specifically October 19, 1987. The morning started with stock selling, lots of it, and ended with a day of historic losses. Twentyfive years later, although the recent financial crisis was more severe and long-lasting, the crash of 1987 remains the single-most dramatic day of trading that most people have ever experienced on Wall Street. That day came to be known as “Black Monday” because the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 508 points, losing 22.6 percent of its total value in a single session. It was the greatest percentage loss Wall Street had ever suffered in one day. Despite the agonizing days of the financial crisis of 2008, those downward shifts barely crack the top 10 worst days for the Dow - the 7.8 percent loss

MAYO CLINIC Continued from page 17 can be quite painful. If you have difficulty walking, instability, frequent persistent swelling, or pain that wakes you from sleep, see your family doctor. You may be referred to a doctor specializing in rehabilitation (physiatrist or sports medicine specialist) or joint surgery (orthopedic surgeon). Although knee surgery seems to be popular these days, the mainstay of treatment for most knee pain is nonsurgical. For patients with chondromalacia or patellar tendinitis, surgery is not typically recommended. Instead, patients are usually told to temporarily cease highimpact sports while beginning a physical therapy program.

on October 15, 2008 is number nine. What caused the crash of 1987? According to a 2006 Federal Reserve paper, a combination of circumstances made the crash possible. In the five years preceding it, stocks were supported by new entrants into the market (pension and 401(k) plans), which drove up prices. The Dow bottomed out at 776 in August 1982 and marched up to a high of 2,722 in August 1987. Equities were also boosted by favorable tax treatments given to the financing of corporate buyouts, which “increased the number of companies that were potential takeover targets and pushed up their stock prices.” These buyouts also benefitted from lower interest rates. However, in the months leading up to the crash, interest rates were rising globally and concerns about inflation caused fears of further interest rate increases in the U.S. as well. Two fuses were lit in the days before the crash. On

Wednesday, October 14, there were reports that legislation had been proposed in Congress to eliminate tax benefits associated with financing mergers, and separately, the U.S. trade deficit was revealed to be worse than expected, which caused the value of the dollar to dive and raised expectations that the Fed would increase interest rates. Once the fuses lit, other conditions added fuel to the fire. The increase in computer “program trading” strategies added to the magnitude of the losses, as did the impact of margin calls and the inability for investors to gather information in such a chaotic environment. The combination of all these factors led to that historic and frightening day of trading. Sound familiar? Could it happen again? Of course it could! It is almost ironic to go back and read accounts published on the 20th anniversary of the crash in October 2007, like this one in the Wall Street Journal:

Physical therapy exercises will help strengthen the muscles around your hip and core, as well as around the knee to make it more stable. Exercises are likely to focus on the hip abductors, hip extensors, quadriceps and hamstrings, as well as exercises to improve your balance. Ice and compression should be used to control any swelling. Orthotics and bracing are sometimes helpful, particularly if instability is an issue. Your doctor may also recommend cortisone or hyaluronic acid injections. Once the pain resolves, it is important to resume your previous activities gradually to prevent recurrence of the pain. There are some things you can do to help prevent knee pain from occurring in the first place, or having it become a serious condition. Maintaining

a healthy weight, strengthening your hip and core muscles, and listening to your body are important. Many people tend to ignore pain until it becomes unbearable. Listen to your body and take it easy when pain flares up. - Diane Dahm, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

(Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic is an educational resource and doesn’t replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to medicaledge(AT SIGN) , or write: Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic, c/o TMS, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y., 14207. For more information, visit www.


“Some of the root causes of the 1987 crash appear to be missing today. ... Stocks don’t look as overpriced today as they did in 1987. ... the Fed already has stepped in, lowering target short-term interest rates and pumping money into the banking system. ... Despite the continuing housing crisis and difficulties that many borrowers still face raising money, many investors believe the worst of the year’s troubles are over.” Oops! So what have we learned in the 25 years since “Black Monday” and the subsequent financial crisis that started four years ago? Cash is King: For those investors near or already in retirement, a cash cushion of 1-2 years of living expenses can reduce the urge to panic and sell at the bottom. Planning is Queen: A thorough financial plan that contemplates both good and bad markets can help you navigate a crash and its aftermath. Diversification and rebalancing

complete the Royal Family: Understanding your risk tolerance to build your asset allocation on a diversified basis followed by periodic rebalancing really can work! The numbers back up the royal family and prove that using different types of assets (stocks, bonds, commodities and cash), based on your particular risk tolerance and rebalancing the allocation on a regular basis (quarterly, semi-annually or even annually), can help protect your money when the next crash occurs.

(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 November/December Naturally Active All programs require advanced registration. For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, call the Niles Senior Center at 847-588-8420 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 – Thursdays - 9:30-11:30AM This dynamic, refreshing class is led by long time leader of this program, Arlene Golub. This group is filled with folks from all walks of life, retired or not, who want to keep abreast of a broad spectrum of what is occurring locally and worldwide. Issues for discussion are brought up by class participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Please call the NSC at 847-588-8420 for more information. AARP Driver’s Safety Program This program is the nation’s first and largest resfresher course for drivers age 50 and over. It has

helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. NOTE:This class is for 8 hours spread over 2 days. Both days are REQUIRED to receive certification. AARP graduates may get an insurance discount. Tuesdays, November 6 & 13, 12:00-4:00pm. $12 AARP members/$14 non-members. Pre-registration required. Chat with the Chiefs In keeping with the community outreach philosophy, Police Chief Dean Strzelecki and Fire Chief Steve Borkowski, invite all residents and visitors, to join them for a Chat with the Chiefs. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn, discuss, be heard, or just chat. Bring all questions and issues with you. Tuesday, November 13, 2:00pm, FREE Grandmas Garden Luncheon Presented by: Susie Stone, Lurvey’s Garden Center. Susie will be here to teach us the different flowers and plants that you can buy throughout the year and how to maintain & care for them. Following her presentation, enjoy a chicken Caesar salad, roll and dessert. Wednesday, November 14, 10:00am-12:00pm. $6M/$9NM Line Dance Join others who love to dance, no partner needed. Enjoy easy-to-learn advanced dance patterns in Country, Ballroom, Top 40, Latin, Swing, and more! Studies show group or line

dancing is beneficial in aiding memory, balance, cardiovascular, and overall well-being. Enjoy line dance, fitness, & friendship. November 13-December 4, 1:002:00pm. $10M/$15NM. Thanksgiving Day Celebration Family far away? If so, please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration. A traditional meal featuring turkey and all the fixings will be served. Thursday,November 22,11:30am3:00pm. Reservations required by Thursday, November 15. FREE, but food or monetary donations to the Niles Family Service Food Pantry are requested. Horseshoe Casino Trip, Hammond, Indiana. $25M/$30NM, Price includes transportation, lunch buffet, and $10 play. Wednesday, November 28, 7:30am-4:00pm. Supermarket Bingo & Lunch Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and Bingo. Entrance fee: fresh, new grocery store items due as you check in and WALK IN to play (to ensure freshness). If we have left over goods, they will go to the Niles food pantry. Lunch includes a croissant sandwich, chips and dessert. Wednesday, December 19, 12:00-2:00pm. $4/$6NM. A Noon-Year Celebration Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the New Year with an elegant lunch including salad,

chicken parmesan, vesuvio potatoes, steamed vegetables and dessert. Entertainment will be followed by Chicago’s own Peter Oprisko, and his 4 piece band, a premiere interpreter of treasured traditional adult Pop, Jass, and Tin Pan Alley standards. We will end the afternoon with a traditional NewYears champagne toast. Thursday, January 3, 12:002:30pm $15M/$20NM. Holiday Greeting Cards for Homebound Ho, Ho, Ho! We have it on very good authority that Santa (being a senior himself) hangs out at the NSC very regularly. In fact, he has enlisted the help of the NSC staff to collect his letters from the seniors in Niles who may be unable to go out (to the mall to see him), so that he may send them a card of holiday wishes!! If you are or know of a homebound Niles senior who would like to receive a nondenominational holiday card from the jolly ol’ fat man himself, please call the NSC at 847-5888420 or stop by to let us know


the name and address of the person. Due to Santa’s busy schedule, we need to the names and addresses received no later than 5 pm Friday, December 7th. 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).

North Shore Senior Center Lunch and a Movie: Hugo Thur sday



November 1, 2012 from 12:30 3 p.m. Set in 1930s Paris, Hugo is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful orphan boy who discovers a secret left by his father, and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead him to a safe and loving place he can call home. This PG rated, Oscar nominated film was directed by Martin Scorsese. Fee includes a delicious lunch. Fees are $6 member; $8 non-member. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book Talk: Historical Fiction: World War II W e d n e s d a y, November 7, 2012 from 1 - 3 p.m. World War II provides the backdrop for these great reads, which present a range of experiences during the war. Materials will be available for checkout, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 1 - 3 p.m., so remember to bring your library card! To register for this FREE program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veteran’s History Project, Second Edition T h u r s d a y November 8, 2012 from 1 - 3 p.m. Honor our Veterans and enjoy a screening of the film Veterans Voices, Second Edition. Veteran’s Voices is part of the Veteran’s History Project, a collaborative effort of North Shore Senior Center, the Morton Grove Historical Society and the American Legion Post 134, to honor and record the history of local veterans. Veteran’s Voices, Second Edition features interviews with three local WWII veterans: Bob Casey, Joseph Borst and Roland Gladstone. These men describe their service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and Army Air Corps. Join us on

Thursday November 8,2012 from 1 - 3 p.m. to enjoy a reception with light refreshments after this program. To register for this FREE program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Introducing the Yellow Dot Program Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2 – 3 p.m. Got the Dot? The Yellow Dot Program is a new program offered by the Illinois Department of Transportation to help provide emergency responders with your vital information when you are involved in an emergency while in your vehicle. On Tuesday November 13, 2012 from 2 – 3 p.m. learn from IDOT staff about this free service, and how it can help save your life in an emergency. Presented in Partnership with the Morton Grove Commission on Aging. .To register for this FREE program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jim Kendros presents…. Mancini the Pianist Monday, November 19, 2012 from 1-2:30 p.m. We all know that Henry Mancini was a brilliant composer and arranger. But did you know he was also a first-rate pianist? Experience Mancini as perhaps you’ve never experienced him before Monday November 19, 2012 from 1-2:30 p.m. . Great originals will be highlighted along with block-buster arrangements of other composers, all featuring the magical piano style of Henry Mancini! 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. Our Love is Here To Stay: A Laura Freeman Concert Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1-3 p.m.

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of George Gershwin’s death. What better way to mark his life than with a loving tribute to his long-lasting career? This program looks at some of Gershwin’s biggest hits including “Summertime,” “You Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “But Not for Me,” “Embraceable You,” and many more! Fees are $9 member; $11 non-member. This Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1-3 p.m. concert is sponsored by CJE SeniorLife. A reception will follow. To register for this program, or seek additional information, call 847.470.5223 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. DNA Testing: Solving History’s Mysteries Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 1 – 2 p.m. Did Jesse James survive assassination and die of old age? Have the remains of a worldchanging astronomer been lost to history? Is there a lost tribe of Israel living in South Africa? Has a famous MIA serviceman missing for 50 years finally been identified? History detectives and DNA testing provide surprising answers on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 1 – 2 p.m. 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. Lunch & Bingo! Wednesdays, from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy an exciting game of Bingo, a tasty lunch and great company! Every Wednesday, Bingo begins at 10:30 am followed at 11:30am by lunch catered by a different local restaurant each week. Come early for coffee and conversation! Registration required (so we can order your food). Fee includes lunch. Bingo cards $.50 each. Watch the bulletin board for the menu! Please note, no Lunch and Bingo

on November 21. 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. org.

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 well-know 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 non-members. 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 game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday of the month. Call the Center at 847692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators. Membership dues 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.


New developments in medicine can help keep communities safer (StatePoint) If you’re like many Americans, you may think of methamphetamine, or meth, as just a subject of television dramas. But what you may not realize is that the increasing use of this illegal and highly dangerous drug could be hurting your own community. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), meth use is on the rise -- 439,000 Americans ages 12 and older abused the drug in 2011. Aside from obvious health risks, longterm use of the drug can lead to aggressive behavior, violent crime and domestic disputes.And making meth involves mixing unstable materials leading to fires, explosions and the creation of toxic chemicals. These concerns, along with the cost of addiction, drug treatment and hazardous waste cleanup, are putting undue economic strain on communities as well as on federal, state and local governments. But luckily, there are steps everyone can take to help make their communities safer and decrease drug-related incidents.

Treat Congestion Differently If you suffer from colds or allergies, you have probably noticed the effects of the 2005 Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act, which limited the amount of pseudoephedrine (PSE) products you can buy and moved them behind pharmacy counters. Now, thanks to new technologies emerging in the fight against meth, cold and allergy sufferers will soon be able to purchase medicine designed to help make communities safer. For example, Acura Pharmaceuticals, a company whose sole focus is to improve

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medicines with unique technologies to address abuse and misuse, is launching Nexafed 30mg pseudoephedrine HCl tablets. Nexafed, which is as effective as leading PSE products at providing nasal congestion relief, has the added benefit of patentpending Impede technology, a proprietary mixture of inactive ingredients that disrupts the ability to extract and convert PSE into methamphetamine. Opting for such a medication over many traditional PSE treatments is one big step to limit the availability of a crucial meth ingredient locally. More information is available at www.

Check Your Medicine Cabinet Meth’s ease of availability stems in part from the fact that it can be made at home using PSE extracted from currently available decongestants, along with common household products. So when you’re cleaning out

your medicine cabinet, do so carefully. Take your expired cold and flu medications, as well as prescription drugs, to your pharmacy or to a local takeback event. To learn more about these events, visit, www.

Talk to Your Kids Healthy decisions start at home. Have a dialogue with your children about the dangers of drug abuse. Encourage them to get involved in activities like sports and music, especially if your work day ends after school ends. Check in with them daily. Dinner around the table is an excellent opportunity for conversation. Even if dangerous drug abuse seems like a remote problem to you, the production, sale and use of methamphetamine has ramifications that hurt everyone. This is why experts are advising local communities to get involved in fighting back.


Niles Senior Center offers driving course By Alex V. Hernandez Staff Reporter

On Nov. 6 and 13, AARP will offer driving classes Nov. 6 and 13 at the Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Drive. The classes are intended for those over the age of 50 and designed teach drivers in this age range how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Students also will also asked to review the “Rules of the Road.” Additionally, participants will learn defensive driving techniques and how to adjust to driving with age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. “If they take the class, they will get a certificate for reduction on their car insurance premium,” said Kathlyn

Williams, program coordinator with the Niles Senior Center. “And usually AARP charges a small fee, $12 for members and $14 for non-members. But this November, because of Veterans Day, they are doing it for free for all veterans or their spouses or widows.” Illinois law allows drivers over 50 to receive a reduction in auto insurance premiums for three years if they receive a certificate of completion in a driving program. The AARP states that the most important aspect of the driving course is teaching the students to identify individual problem areas for themselves and then to apply the techniques needed to improve their behavior behind the wheel. ahernandez@buglenewspapers.



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