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JUNE 19, 2014

Vol. 58 No. 37

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Man arrested for driving without pants while pleasuring himself Charged with one count of felony public indecency By Alex HernAndez staff reporter @TheAVHernandez

“This is a request,” said Trustee rosemary Palicki. “We hope that people will comply with this.” she said by requiring the free permit, the village would be able to keep tabs on the trees that are being planted in the village.

A Chicago man was arrested for allegedly driving through a Des Plaines condo complex without pants and pleasuring himself. Cook County Sheriff’s Police were called to the 9900 block of Linda Lane around 7:20 p.m. on June 12 after receiving reports that a man, nude from the waist down, was gratifying himself while driving a silver 2011 Toyota Camry. Once police were on the scene, they COurTesy COOk pulled over a car COunTy sHeriff that matched the aLeKsandar MihaiLoViC, 55, of description of one the 6500 BLoCK being driven by of West irVinG Aleksandar Mihailovic parK, ChiCaGo, is in the 9500 block of CharGed With one Count of feLony Dee Road. puBLiC indeCenCy. Witnesses identified him as the half naked man driving around the condo, and he was taken into custody. When police pulled Mihailovic over, authorities also reportedly found pornographic magazines and other items inside the car. He’s being charged with one count of >> see arrested | pAge 9





Proposed changes to Free Bus service Goal is to offer residents bus every half hour from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily By Alex Hernandez staff reporter @TheAVHernandez

PACE discussed proposed changes to the Niles Free Bus service at a public meeting last week. The proposed changes would affect routes within the village with the intent of making them faster, with more direct service within Niles. The goal is to offer residents a bus every half hour between about 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., every day. The Niles Free Bus system (Pace routes 411, 412 and 413) has long served residents of the village by offering free public transit between stops at Golf Mill Mall, Village Hall, the Leaning Tower

online resource: To learn more about the Free Bus Modernization Project please visit the Village website,, or call Pace Customer Relations at (847) 364-PACE (7223).

YMCA and other Niles locations. The final public meeting regarding the changes was held June 12 at the Niles Public Library and featuredTim Payne,of Nelson/ Nygaard Consulting Associates, presenting the proposed changes alongside Pace representatives, and village staff. To learn more about the Free Bus Modernization Project please visit the Village website, www., or call Pace Customer Relations at (847) 364-PACE (7223).


The proposed changes to the Niles Free Bus service.

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Big Greek Food Festival scheduled for July 18 Fest will open Friday from 5 p.m. until midnight, Saturday from 3 p.m. until midnight, and Sunday, from 3 p.m. until midnight

Dash route featured 14 obstacles that included a fire pit called ‘Warrior Roast’ By Alex Hernandez staff reporter @TheAVHernandez

About 20,000 people headed to Dollinger Farms in Channahon over the weekend to participate in the Warrior Dash, a 5K mud run put on by Chicago-based Red Frog Events. The event, billed as the world’s largest obstacle race series, is held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe. This year’s dash route featured 14 obstacles that included a fire pit called the “Warrior Roast” and gallons and gallons of mud pits. This was the fourth year that Dollinger Farms hosted the event and the fifth year overall the event has been held. According to Red Frog’s website, “Over a million Warriors have stormed The Battleground and raised $7.5 million and counting for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. More than 150 Warrior Dashes have taken place on the most rugged terrain across six countries and four continents.”


About 20,000 people headed to Dollinger Farms in Channahon over the weekend to participate in the Warrior Dash, a 5K mud run put on by Chicago-based Red Frog Events.

The St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Community of Niles invites you to share our Big Greek Hospitality, right in Niles! Experience the scents, sounds and tastes of a Greek village festival at the 2014 BIG GREEK FOOD FEST to be held the evenings of July 18 to July 20 on the church grounds at 7373 Caldwell Avenue in Niles. Does roasted lamb sound good? We have it. How about souvlaki, Athenian chicken, homemade pastitso, mousaka, tyropita and spanakopita? Come and try it. Taste our mouth-watering, authentic homemade Greek pastries, or visit the Taverna and try the delicious octopus appetizer. And don’t miss the best Loukoumathes in town. Would you like to cook Greek food? Attend our Greek cooking demonstrations. Interested in the sights of Greece?View our beautiful and colorful films of the historic Acropolis, Mediterranean sun, the blue skies and sea, the scenic Grecian Isles. Do you feel like Greek dancing? For your entertainment, you can enjoy the Rhythmos live Greek band for your listening and dancing pleasure. If you aren’t sure how to do the Greek dances then watch the professional dance groups perform and then join

in to complete your Greek experience at the festival. On Friday night the Elias Dancers of Chicago, on Saturday night the Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society, and on Sunday night the Dionysos Dance Troupe will be performing. What about the children? Visit our “Kid’s Korner” –a place where parents can bring their children to play in a secure area. The Kid’s Korner will feature a magic show; face painting, crafts, a clown balloon artist, games and much more to keep the children busy. We also welcome you to enter our church and see the beautiful, hand-carved woodwork and classic Byzantine iconography. Have a tour of the church with a brief explanation of its traditional Byzantine architecture and appointments. Our church parishioners and volunteers extend a heartfelt invitation to bring your family and friends! Our Greek Food Extravaganza will open Friday evening, from 5:00 pm until midnight, Saturday evening from 3:00 pm until midnight, and Sunday, from 3:00 pm until midnight. Admission is only $2.00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for adults. Senior citizens are $1.00 and children are free. From 3:00-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday a goodwill offering will be in place of the normal admission costs. There’s plenty of free parking and a complimentary sip of wine at the gate. Plan to come and experience Greek hospitality at its finest.


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Police offering safe location for Craigslist transactions Opportunity may reduce unscrupulous or dangerous opportunities for criminals

Felling a little weird buying or selling something on Craigslist? Head to the Niles Police Department to get piece of mind while meeting up to complete your online transaction.

If you want to meet with someone to exchange merchandise you’re purchasing on Craigslist or through an online garage sale, residents are welcome to have your transaction occur at the department’s lobby, which is open 24/7. This opportunity may reduce unscrupulous or dangerous opportunities for criminals.


The newest version stipulates that residents wishing to remove a tree larger than 10 inches diameter breast height must first apply for a free permit from the Community Development Department or face a penalty of $50 to $1,500.

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Vote on revised tree ordinance expected later this month COURTESY VILLAGE OF NILES

A total of 76 teens participated in the lock-in at the Golf Mill Mall on June 7.

By Alex Hernandez

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Teens turn out for 7th Annual Night in the Mall Lock-In Party Donations for the event were provided by Poochies, Shop N Save, McDonalds, Allied Integrated Marketing, Sbarro and Golf Mill Mall A total of 76 teens participated in the lock-in at the Golf Mill Mall on June 7. The night went smoothly as teens enjoyed a professional DJ and dancing, appetizers, a latenight movie, organized games and tournaments (Just Dance, Guitar Hero, Inflatable Jousting), late night sandwiches, breakfast buffet, a “Free Expressions” art wall and tons of prizes. Teen Center Director Mark Williams felt the event was successful in part because of the tremendous amount of support he received. “I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all of the hard work volunteers and staff put into this event. The

Residents have complained the proposed tree ordinance intrudes on resident’s personal property

“I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all of the hard work volunteers and staff put into this event. The success of this event is primarily due to their patience and awareness of the needs of the kids,” Williams said. success of this event is primarily due to their patience and awareness of the needs of the kids,” Williams said. “Thanks especially to Golf Mill Mall Management and our food donors. Without their support, we never could have pulled off an event like this.” Donations for the event were provided by Poochies, Shop N Save, McDonalds, Allied Integrated Marketing, Sbarro and Golf Mill Mall. @TheAVHernandez

Niles trustees reviewed a new version of the tree ordinance at a recent meeting. The newest version stipulates that residents wishing to remove a tree larger than 10 inches diameter breast height must first apply for a free permit from the Community Development Department or face a penalty of $50 to $1,500. DBH is measured using the largest trunk of a tree. Permits would only be granted if the landscaping contractor hired to remove a tree, like all contractors doing business in the village, is licensed to work within Niles. Additionally, if a resident neglects or refuses to remove any diseased or insect infected tree on their private property within 30 days the forester says needs to be removed, the village is authorized remove it and bill the resident for the work. The village forester will be responsible for developing and maintaining an “Arboricultural Specifications and Standards of

Practice Manual,” a “Restricted Tree List” and maintain a list of trees registered by residents for new tree plantings, replacements and removals. Since its introduction,residents have complained the proposed tree ordinance intrudes too much on a resident’s personal property. While the newest version still requires residents to obtain the free permit, the wording in the measure is more relaxed regarding personal property, swapping “requires” for “recommends” in many instances. “This is a request,” said Trustee Rosemary Palicki. “We hope that people will comply with this.” She said by requiring the free permit, the village would be able to keep tabs on the trees that are being planted in the village. “At any time, you can remove a tree from your property,” said Palicki.She said the permit comes into play only if the tree is large enough to require a professional contractor to safely remove it. Trustee Chris Hanusiak said he didn’t think around 10 inches DBH was big enough to warrant the resident needing to get a permit. At an earlier committee meeting, officials said part of the reason the village is creating a tree ordinance is to qualify for a Tree City USA designation

with the Arbor Day Foundation. Doing so would allow Niles to be eligible for state and federal grants. Palicki told residents at the meeting that in a time of financial hardship across the state, it was sensible to pursue those grants for the village. To become a Tree City, according to the organization’s website, a municipality must: have a tree board or department; have a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita; have an Arbor Day observance and proclamation; and have a tree care ordinance. However residents at the June 10 meeting presenting the new ordinance said they would still prefer the village dropped all private property permits for trees and just kept a list of recommended practices for home owners to consult. Resident Jerry Szczepanski said while he understands the permit for private property is free, it’s still an added layer of bureaucracy. “We’re still concerned with the intrusion into private property,” said Szczepanski.“I still don’t see the need for this permit.” The newest version of the ordinance can be found at vniles. com. It’s expected to go before the board for a vote later this month.



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Villages meet with Chicago Commissioner of Water Management City of Chicago is committed to a 15% rate increase on Jan. 1, 2015


Arrive early for the best selection. The Market is relocating back to the west half of the Village Hall parking lot at 5127 Oakton Street.

By Alex Hernandez


staff reporter @TheAVHernandez

This past week, the Villages of Niles and Morton Grove met with Chicago Commissioner Thomas Powers of Water Management at the Chicago Jardine Water Plant to discuss current and future Lake Michigan water supply. At the meeting, it was discussed that the City of Chicago is committed to a 15 percent rate increase on Jan. 1, 2015 with rate stabilization to follow that is tied to the Consumer Price Index or CPI. Rate increases after January 1 would range from a minimum rate increase of 2 percent to a maximum increase of 5 percent. It is the initial 15 percent water rate increase that has municipal customers looking elsewhere for cheaper water. Discussions continued regarding the reliability of the Chicago water system and the quality of the water.

Farmers Market now open for season Wide selection of fresh grown seasonal fruits and vegetables are always in abundance “A move away from the always reliable City of Chicago water system must be taken seriously,” said Village Manager Steven Vinezeano. “No one wants to be in a situation where they are asking residents to ration or boil water.” The visit concluded with a tour of the Jardine Water Plant in Chicago. A 2013 City of Chicago Water Quality Report stated

that the City of Chicago will be pursuing significant renewal of infrastructure, by replacing 85 miles of aging leaking water mains, and also replacing and lining over 76 miles of new and existing sewer mains. The Village of Niles also has a substantial need to rebuild water and sewer infrastructure, which is why investigating options for better water rates is timely.

Visit the Skokie Farmers’ Market opened on June 15 and will be open every Sunday through Oct. 26. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Arrive early for the best selection. The Market is relocating back to the west half of the Village Hall parking lot at 5127 Oakton Street. A wide selection of fresh grown seasonal fruits and vegetables are always in abundance at the Farmers’ Market.Also available are fresh

online resource: For more information on the Skokie Farmers’ Market contact Terr y Oline, Market Manager, at 847/933-8224 or visit

baked goods,fresh mushrooms and cheeses, fresh cut flowers and plants and much more. Sponsored by the Consumer Affairs Commission, there will be some new vendors and other fun surprises at this year’s Farmers’ Market for families. Visit or see the June/July edition of NewSkokie for details. For more information on the Skokie Farmers’ Market contact Terry Oline, Market Manager, at 847/933-8224 or visit

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Illinois Community College Trustees Association recognizes Oakton board member Award recognizes extraordinary board service, leadership by an Illinois community college trustee The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA), an organization that provides legislative advocacy and educational opportunities for college boards, named Oakton Community College Trustee Jody Wadhwa as a recipient of the 2014 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award at its annual banquet on June 6 in Springfield. The College of Lake County’s Richard Anderson also was recognized. The Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award, established

in 1992, recognizes extraordinary board service and leadership by an Illinois community college trustee. Ray Hartstein was the founding chair of Oakton Community College and a twoterm ICCTA president. “We’re thrilled that Jody’s work as a trustee has been recognized on a state-wide level, but not surprised,” noted Oakton President Margaret Lee, Ph.D. “His many years of commitment and dedication to the College have contributed enormously to its success. A college is only as

based company EZ Foil strong as its leaders, and an award of this as general manager and caliber is gratifying, as later as chief operating it highlights the good officer, he began work Oakton is doing devoting his life to to provide quality public service. education and promote Active at the College for more than 25 student success.” years, in 1989 he A resident of Jody Wadhwa established the Wadhwa Northbrook, Wadhwa Oakton Community Endowed Scholarship, has been on Oakton’s College Trustee which awards Board of Trustees of Oakton Community financial assistance College since 1987 serving as to engineering students, and chairman, vice chairman, and in 2010 created the Gandhisecretary. A native of India, King Peace Essay Endowment, Wadhwa came to the United States which recognizes students in 1956 after graduating from who exemplify the beliefs and Punjab University. After spending practices of Mahatma Gandhi and 20 years working for the Chicago- Martin Luther King Jr. This year,

Wadhwa instituted the GandhiKing State of Illinois Peace Essay Endowment. “Jody’s life experience as an immigrant from war-torn India has greatly shaped his belief in quality higher education,” said ICCTA President Bob Johnson. “He has been a long-time advocate of global education and efforts to bring about a more peaceful world. Under his leadership, Oakton has created a program in peace studies and conducted international faculty exchange programs. Jody is truly an inspiring and inclusive leader who encourages us to work cooperatively and become better board members.”


Police Blotter


The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Morton Grove, Niles, and Park Ridge Police Departments. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.


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James Philip, 49, of the 8600 block of Josephine St, Des Plaines, was arrested June 6 in the 9600 block of Milwaukee for DUI.



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Edilberto RogelGuadarrama, 31, of the 660 block of Piper Lane, Prospect Heights, was arrested June 6 in the 6700 block of Oakton for driving without a valid driver’s license.


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Abel Urbano, 29, of the 3600 block of S. Wolcott, Chicago, was arrested June 8 at the intersection of Caldwell and Touhy for two counts of DUI.


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Christine Lund, 77, of the 5 block of N. Seminary, Park Ridge, was arrested June 8 at the intersection of Touhy and Gross Point Road for driving without a valid driver’s license.



Colleen Fairbrother, 34, of the 8100 block of Prospect, Niles, was arrested June 9 in the 8500 block of Milwaukee for driving with a suspended driver’s license.




Juan C. Flores Ocampo, 28, of the 3500 block of W. Dickens, Chicago, was arrested June 9 in the 7200 block of Milwaukee for domestic battery and driving with a revoked driver’s license.

Park Ridge 7

Barbara Conner, 61, of 500 block of Geneva, Bellwood, was arrested June 2 at the intersection of Devon and Cumberland unlawful Electronic Communication and driving with a suspended driver’s license.


A 17-year old from Park Ridge was arrested June 2 in the 400 block of South Western possession of cannabis.


A 17-year old from Glenview was arrested June 4 in the 2600 block of West Dempster for possession of cannabis. Patel, 27, of 3900 10 Jigar block of W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, was arrested June 4 at the intersection of Dempster and Robin for driving with revoked registration. Mosher, 36, of 1900 11 Casey block of S. Fairview, Park Ridge, was arrested June 8 in the 1900 block of South Cumberland for retail theft.


Raven Ramclam, 29, of the 900 block of Brown Ave, Evanston, was arrested June 8 at the intersection of Oakton and Beau Drive for driving without a driver’s license, no insurance and fail to secure front seat of a passenger between the age of 8 and 16/failure to property secure a child under 8.


Kevin T Angleton, 30, of the 800 block of Park Plaine, Park Ridge, was arrested June 5 for failure to comply with a foreign warrant.

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Christian I. Treto, 23, of Chicago was arrested June 5 in the 5900 block of Dempster for theft.


Marcos T. Ruiz, 49, of Chicago was arrested June 5 in the 5900 block of Dempster for theft.


Chas D. Johnson, 19, of Evanston was arrested June 7 in the 6900 block of Dempster for possession of Cannabis.


Diana M. Garcia, 39, of Chicago was arrested June 9 in the 5600 block of Dempster for driving on a suspended driver’s license and arrest on warrant.


Aderonvig Idowu, 40, of Hoffman Estates was arrested June 9 in the 7200 block of Dempster for retail theft.


Felix Menez-Cantu, 46, of Chicago was arrested June 12 at the intersection of Waukegan and Caldwell for driving without a valid driver’s license and no insurance.

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Planting a good seed Personal choice and respect: it’s a perfect win-win

forced on you. This makes sense and is in keeping with the American principle of government as servant, not master. It also makes good government in the old democratic On a recent walk in my tradition of retail politics.Sugar,not neighborhood, I noticed three vinegar, is the proper prescription. new trees in the parkways in front No matter, the reality is that of three different homes. Of the this is public property, yet each three Niles residents individual householder affected, one didn’t has a stewardship over it. want the tree, one That stewardship deserves wanted a tree, and one a bit of respect and wanted two trees. All consideration. I suspect three complained of that this situation is easily not being notified; and remedied. the two that wanted We have a considerate trees wish they’d had and dedicated Forestry another perspeCtiVe the chance to pick a mOrgAn Dubiel Department. In talking different tree. to that department their The parkway is that space in plan is, over the next few years, front of your home that you mow to plant a tree in every parkway, and maintain but don’t own. 184 this spring and then more Despite the 13th Amendment in the fall. They pre-order trees abolishment of slavery, by law on a long-term contract and get you must maintain the parkway. approximately ten of a species I suspect that the vast majority of tree. They estimate that only of Niles citizens maintain the 10% of homeowners don’t want parkway out of personal pride a tree at all, but will get one as and what was commonly called the policy is now being fully middle-class values. Nobody wants enforced. A letter was sent in the their place to look like junk, laws fall announcing the planting, per or no laws. Some years back you the department.The move toward were asked whether you wanted a a consultative stance as regards tree or not; and if you didn’t want this effort should be a priority. one on your parkway, one wasn’t Particularly, in a village that prides

itself on hometown friendliness and high-quality service, perhaps an alternative might do the trick and keep everyone happy. For example, with my three neighbors, the neighbor who doesn’t want a tree for whatever reason should be allowed to opt out. Mowing around a tree can be arduous for some people, particularly older people or those suffering physical ailments. Some people, like myself, love sunshine and have planted a garden on their property that needs a lot of sun. Letting this minority opt out makes sense in a representative form of government. For the other two, representing the majority who really want trees in their parkway, maybe a form that would let them choose from a variety of trees, first come, first served with second and third choices would fix that situation. We live in a world of increasing consumer choice and these simple fixes would respect the stewardship of the people who mow the grass, rake the leaves, clean up the seeds, and maintain the parkway as well as allow the Village to plant trees for those that really want them. Personal choice and respect: it’s a perfect win-win.




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Courtesy Niles Chamber of Commerce

2014 Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars Recipients


2014 Chamber Dollars for Scholars recipients announced Program is a non-profit all volunteer organization that provides financial assistance students in the Niles area to pursue higher education

The Niles Chamber Dollars for Scholars committee is pleased to announce six scholarship recipients for the 2014 year. This year three $1,000 merit based High School scholarships each were awarded to deserving eighth grade students going into high school Fall 2014 and three $3,000 merit based College scholarships were awarded to seniors in high school going to college this fall. Winners of the $1,000 High School Scholarship are: Joshua Chan – currently attends middle school in Hoffman Estates, his father is an employee of Microlink Devices, a Niles business since 2004. Franscesca Durso – currently attends Clarence E. Culver School will attend Niles West High School Steven Sciwiarski – currently attends St. John Brebeuf will attend Notre Dame College Prep Winners of the $3,000 College Scholarship are: John Falco – currently attends Northridge Preparatory School, will attend Olivet Nazarene University Marissa Sulek – currently attends Maine South H.S., will attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne Noah Zeidman – currently attends Niles North High School, will attend University of Virginia Students applying must be a Niles resident or the child

Since 2002, the Niles Chapter has given away more than $113,000 to more than sixty students.

of a member business of the Niles Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Students were evaluated on: service to the community, response to an essay question, grades and test scores. This year eighth grade students were asked to answer the following question in 500 words: And seniors in high school were asked to answer: Members of the committee recognized the students at the 2nd Annual Bike Niles Event on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Culver School. Committee members Katie Schneider, Jeff Curry, Joe Penze, Linda Mathis and Bob Raminiak honored each student. The Niles Chamber of Commerce Dollars for Scholars program is a non-profit all volunteer organization that provides financial assistance students in the Niles area to pursue higher education. Since 2002, the Niles Chapter has given away more than $113,000 to more than sixty students. Funding for this non-profit program comes from corporate partners like the NorthWest Community Credit Union, Clark Halladay Memorial Foundation, Professional Eye Care Center and LPL Financial Nick Katsoolias and from the proceeds of an annual raffle.

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Morton Grove Days Festival will take place on July 3, July 4 and July 5. As always, the parade kicks off at Dempster & Central at 2:30 p.m. on July 4, and features floats, marching bands, drum corps, and patriotic entries.

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Commission gears up for 4th of July Festival

From June 1 until July 2, Mega Wristbands for the carnival rides can be purchased for the advanced price of $55 Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday week with your family, friends, and neighbors in Morton Grove this year at the American Legion Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street. Morton Grove Days Festival will take place on July 3, July 4 and July 5. As always, the parade kicks off at Dempster & Central at 2:30 p.m. on July 4, and features floats, marching bands, drum corps, and patriotic entries. And the best fireworks show on the North Shore, presented by the Morton Grove Park District, begins at dark in Harrer Park on the 4th of July. The 2014 Morton Grove Days Festival is a spectacular 3-day community event featuring carnival rides, games, kid’s activities, a beer garden, food court, fantastic live entertainment, and a business showcase. Touch-a-Truck takes place on Saturday, July 5, and allows children and adults to experience different vehicles that are seen

throughout the community in an up close way. This annual event is sponsored by the Morton Grove Days Commission, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. The success of the Festival is due to the financial support of local businesses and residents who are committed to bringing this family-friendly event to Morton Grove each July. The Morton Grove Days Commission is grateful for all of its sponsors and the many volunteers who give their time to make this event a reality. From June 1 until July 2, Mega Wristbands for the carnival rides can be purchased for the advanced price of $55. They are for sale in person at Morton Grove Village Hall, 6101 N. Capulina and at the Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster. New this year, Mega Wristbands are also for sale online at www.mortongrovedays. org. Mega Wristbands are good for all three days of the Festival. The cost of purchasing a Mega Wristband at the Festival is $65. This year’s food vendors, who will be providing delicious treats throughout the three-day

online resource: For more information, please visit us at and follow us on Facebook at Morton Grove Days Commission.

Festival, are Culver’s, Village Inn Pizzeria, and Fit to Be Fried, Inc. Music Headliners include Bella Cain, Band X, Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press, the Niles Township Summer Symphony, Bubbles Erotica, The Saturday June Band, and Hi Infidelity. Thank you to this year’s major Sponsors for their generosity: the Village of Morton Grove, the Morton Grove Park District, Morton Grove Foundation, MB Financial Bank, Niles Township Government, and Joseph Mullarkey Distributors. In particular, the Morton Grove Days Commission would like to thank the Village of Morton Grove and the Morton Grove Park District for their continued and exceptional support. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please visit us at www. and follow us on Facebook at Morton Grove Days Commission.

News Park Ridge

Youth Football league invests in safety House Football League invested $25K over past 2 years in high-quality new and recertified helmets

Safety in any contact sport is always a concern for coaches, players and parents. That is why Park Ridge’s House Football League invested $25,000 over the past two years in high-quality new and recertified helmets for the new season. Here, Al Czech, long-time Board Member, helps fit a young player during the first registration session on June 10. House League coaches are trained and certified by USA Football


Al Czech, long-time Board Member, helps fit a young player during the first registration session on June 10.

HeadsUpFootball in player safety, proper techniques and training methods. Future registration sessions will be held at the Oakton Ice Arena/Olympic Room on June

14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. , June 17 from 6-9 p.m. and June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the program, visit

THE BUGLE JUNE 19, 2014 >> arrested, from page 1 felony public indecency and had his bond set at $30,000. Mihailovic, 55, of the 6500 block of West Irving Park, Chicago, has three previous convictions for public indecency and a previous conviction for criminal sexual abuse.


His next court date is scheduled for July 1 at the Skokie Courthouse. Sheriff’s Police believe he may have committed similar offenses in nearby jurisdictions and authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Sheriff’s Police at 708865-4896.



THE BUGLE JUNE 19, 2014 Youth Basketball Summer League Registration is being accepted for the Youth Basketball Summer Leagues for Grades 2nd through 8th Girls and Boys. League runs June 23-August 17. Participants can sign up as a team or individually. Your schedule will consist of 10 games. Games are played at Golf View Recreation Center & Grennan Heights. Registration is being taken at the Howard Leisure Center. For more information about Youth Basketball or volunteer coaching, please call (847) 967-6975.

JUNE 19 Gone With The Wind (1939). Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect Ave, Park Ridge. Admission is $5 for everyone at or before 6 p.m. and for children under 12 and senior citizens 65 and older. After 6 p.m., general admission is seven dollars. Admission is $7 ($5 for seniors). All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.

JUNE 20 MGPL After Dark: Chicago Klezmer Ensemble. 6:30 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Join us for an evening of modern klezmer music presented by the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble! This well-known ensemble combines the sounds of the clarinet, violin, contrabass and tsimble (Jewish dulcimer) for

an elegant repertoire that is equally at home on a concert stage or celebration. For more information, go to calendar. or call 847-929-5101.

JUNE 22 The Yo-Yo Man. 2 p.m. The Niles Historical and Cultural Center, 8970 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. The Niles Historical Society will present Ron Przyborski, Yo-Yo expert, on Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. He will bring history and stories about a toy that has never “gone out of style,” the Yo-Yo. Ron learned the trade from the Duncan Institute and will demonstrate the magic of this well-known “toy,” with moves like “around the world,” “walk the dog,” “rock the baby” and more! Dust off your old yoyo and practice some of your moves and join us as we go back to a simpler era. Bring the children for this afternoon of fun and education. Call (847) 390-0160 for more info.

JUNE 23 Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps in Glenview. 9 a.m. New Church School, 74 Park Drive, Glenview. Five-Day, Full-Day Camps for Kids Ages 6-14. Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps provide safe, non-contact football instruction for kids ages 6-14 years old. Camps are led by professional educators and professional coaches with supplemental instruction from Chicago Bears Heroes like Jim Morrissey, Kris Haines, Al Harris, Adrian Peterson, Jim

Thornton and others. Learn to run, throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle and explode out of a stance with proper technique and improved speed. Find out more at www. or calling 312-226-7776.

JUNE 25 Movie Matters: ‘100 Years of Wrigley.’ 7 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. From neighborhood fans lining the rooftops of adjacent buildings to Harry Caray leading a charming rendition ofTake Me Out to the Ball- game, the ballpark’s traditions are as numer- ous as they are timeless. Come and watch a thought-provoking documentary each month in our Movie Matters series. Call 847-929-5101 or check out the Movies & More page on www. to learn more.

ONGOING Live Jazz Jam at Chambers. Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Chambers Seafood Grill & Chop House, 6881 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles. Come join us for dinner and live jazz. John Bany is one of Chicago’s best and most interesting bass players. His bass playing, in addition to his unique vocal style, has delighted audiences everywhere. He is a, veteran bass player, John has played at a number of festivals including: the original Big Horn (Ivanhoe, Illinois), the Chicago Jazz Festival (9 appearances), the Mid-American Jazz Festival (St. Louis, Missouri), Elkhart Jazz

Festival (13 appearances) and the Atlanta World Music Fest. 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, 847-2962470. TOPS Club. 8:30-10 a.m. every Tuesday at the Feldman Rec Center, 8800 W. Kathy Lane, Niles. Lose weight with TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Everyone is welcome. Call Dorene Wlodarski, 847296-2470 or Lenore Lunquist, 847-729-2530 for more information.

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Quartet of locals named to all-area squad By Scott Taylor sports editor @Taylor_Sports

Not much was expected from the Plainfield Central volleyball team this year. Not only had theWildcats never won a regional championship, they also lost several contributors from last year and were breaking in a third coach in as many years. However, they went on a remarkable run this year, going 27-11 and advancing to the Bolingbrook Sectional championship game. In the Bolingbrook semifinal, senior outside hitter Tom Poznanski carried the Wildcats, tallying 24 kills in the match. For the season Poznanski had 402 kills, 139 digs 74 total blocks and 85 aces. For his accomplishments, Poznanski has been named the Voyager Media 2014 Boys Volleyball Player of the Year. “It is such an honor,” Poznanski said. “I didn’t play club this year, so I was kind of disappointed. I wasn’t playing in college, so I just wanted to leave my mark. I wanted to do something that no team has done in history. I knew it was going to be tough, but if we could get the young team together, we could do great things. We hit our stride at the right moment. Personally, I was just doing whatever I could to help my team get Ws. It’s just an honor to be recognized. There are so many good players in this area.” Poznanksi was one of just for seniors this year for Plainfield Central. “As a senior I knew I had to step up and be a leader,” Poznanski said.“I had to lead the underclassmen and show the energy they have to bring next

year. I felt like I had to be a role model for all levels.” “Two-time all-area outside Tom Poznanski is one of the most well-rounded athletes in the state,” Plainfield Central coach Alex Hurlburt said. “While his serving, defense and servereceive are all excellent, most will remember him for his highflying, powerful hits. Boasting a 65% kill percentage and a .57 general hitting efficiency, Tom is one of the most efficient and lethal attackers around.” Even with the impressive season, Poznanski won’t be playing collegiate volleyball. Instead, he will be attending Northwestern University in Evanston. “It was a choice I made quite early,” Poznanski said. “I got more money for academics. I’m still going to be involved with volleyball there, but I’m not going to play competitively. I really wanted to go D-I or D-II. I had D-III offers, but I didn’t really want to go D-III. It just all played out that way.” The rest of the members of the Voyager Media All-Area team are:

CHRISTIAN ALES S e n i o r outside hitter was a threeyear varsity starter from Bolingbrook. He ended the season with 154 kills and 124 digs. “He is the main leader of our team and has helped grow the program by getting others excited and serious about the game,” said Bolingbrook coach Andrea Bercot. >> see ALL-AREA | page 14

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Plainfield Central’s Tom Poznanski had more than 400 kills and is the Voyager Media Boys Volleyball Player of the Year.




TONY ALLEN A junior libero for JCA, Allen tallied 400 digs and 40 Aces and was named to the East Suburban Catholic AllConference team.

ELI GELFAND Niles West’s senior outside hitter rang up a team-leading 303 kills, but thanks to a devastating jump-serve,he also was the Wolves’ leader in aces with 29. He helped lead Niles West to its first regional title since 2005. “Eli, for such as skinny guy, he can put a lot of muscle behind that ball,” said Niles West coach Drew Roche. “When he’s on, and his jump-serve is on, it’s fun watching him. He was our go-to

player when we needed a kill.”

SCOTT KLEISER B e n e t junior totaled 238 kills, 45 blocks and 61 digs. “Scott is a very versatile player,starting out the season at outside hitter and then transitioning to our middle blocker about halfway through season,” Benet coach Amy Van Eekeen said. “He is quick, athletic and able to hit a variety of sets from various locations on the court. He is cocaptain of our team and definitely demonstrates leadership with his hard work and determination.”

STEVEN LENDY W h e n Notre Dame coach Patrick Cole needed a big play this spring, he knew he could count on his senior outside hitter

Sports to deliver, whether offensively or defensively. The ESCC Player of the Year tied for the team lead in kills (237), led the Dons in aces (51), and was second in digs (179). “When we need that big point, our setters threw it to Stephen and he made the intelligent play with it,” Cole said.“His defense is above and beyond expectations for someone with such a highly developed offensive game.”

BRIAN LYMAN Senior fouryear starter for Joliet West was a twotime SWSC All C o n fe r e n c e player and team MVP in 2013. The team captain and one of the senior leaders, he will play at McKendree University next season. This season, he posted a team-best 240 kills to go along with 29 aces, 140 digs and 50 blocks.

LERIN MATHEW Maine East coach Jon Kulesza sums up the play of his junior

outside hitter this way:“He’s absolutely an offensive stud.” Mathew, a native of India, notched 336 kills and 22 aces—both numbers led the Demons—and was second on the squad with 120 digs and a .336 kill average. “We get to have him back,” Kulesza said. “He’s a special player and I can’t wait to see what he does in the off-season.”

GARRETT METZGER The Benet three-year senior middle starter notched 201 kills and 84 blocks for the Redwings. “Garrett is an extremely dynamic m i d d l e blocker who was a quiet leader on our team,” Van Eekeen said. “He is very athletic, able to adapt to any set and was definitely dominant on our

team offensively. He has been a starting middle blocker on our varsity team for three years and will be greatly missed next year.”

JORDAN MOY A three-year varsity starter for Niles West, Moy was one of the Central Suburban League’s top setters during that span. In 2014, the senior piled up 746 assists, 151 digs and 80 service points—all team highs— to go along with 27 aces. “He’s probably the second-best setter in our conference behind Dante (Chakrevorti of New Trier),” said Roche. “He doesn’t get enough credit being in that setter position.”

CHRIS PAIGE The Plainfield North libero had 203 digs, an 89 percent dig percentage and a 2.72 passer rating. “Chris is the best libero/ >> see ALL-AREA | page 15

Sports >> ALL-AREA, FROM PAGE 14 defensive specialist I have ever c o a c h e d ,” Plainfield North coach Kevin Vesper said.“It is truly remarkable the volleyballs this kid digs. Perhaps most importantly, his leadership on the court is unmatched. I would argue that Chris Paige is one of the best if not the best back row player in the state.”

JOHN PALUCKI M a i n e South’s senior o u t s i d e hitter and twin brother of Hawks basketball star, Andrew Palucki, John was a star in his own right for coach Gary Granell’s club. He was a force offensively with 224 kills and defensively with 160 digs, both numbers leading the team. “John has been very steady for us on the outside,” Granell said. “He puts up a big block and he is very effective at hitting around and through opposing blockers. He is our go-to-guy when we need to put the ball away.”

MITCH PERNIAR A Minooka senior, the 6-foot, 5-inch P e r i n a r posted 360 kills, 44 blocks, 55 aces, 12 assists and 47 digs.

NOAH RANDALL Randall led Painfield Central to the sectional final, dishing out 1,034 assists, a school record, along with 64 aces. “Noah has been the foundation of our offense throughout the entirety of the season,” Hurlburt said.“He is one of the more consistent setters that I’ve seen at his age level. His assists helped lead the Wildcats to an impressive season as he ran a 5-1 offense as



a junior.”

BLAKE REARDON Reardon, a sophomore from JCA tallied 357 kills, 125 digs, 20 aces and 30 blocks on the year, while being named to the East Suburban Catholic AllConference team.

ALEJANDRO ROBLES Senior led Plainfield North in kills with 211 and added 32 blocks and 104 digs for regional champs. “I played Alejandro in all three front row positions this year (mostly due to team injuries),” Vesper stated. “He also plays allaround and is a good back row passer. Lastly, he just committed to Lincoln College with a scholarship.”

RYAN ROYCROFT Notre Dame coach Patrick Cole pointed to Roycroft’s hard work during the off-season as the reason Roycroft, a senior, elevated his game and became one of the ESCC’s best outside hitters. Roycroft tied teammate Steven Lendy for most kills with 237 and added 52 blocks. “Ryan really stepped up,” Cole said.“He had that power element to his game last year, but he was very raw. He became a student of the game and started to understand when to apply power and when to apply finesse to his shots.”

TOM SARVER Downers Grove North’s leader, Sarver tallied 257 kills on the year. “He is an allconference selection, team captain and kill leader with 257 total kills, for a team that was competitive

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Maine East’s Lerin Mathew is a member of the all-area team.

with every team in the area,” Downers North coach Mark Wasik said.“He would have been a starting OH for any team that we played this year.”

MIKE SCHMITT Schmitt was a key cog this year for the defending state champs, totaling 306 kills, 71 blocks, 134 digs and 23 aces. “Mike is a three-year varsity player for us and his responsibilities have grown

each year,” Downers South coach Kurt Steuer. “His growth as a player speaks volumes to what he has accomplished as a DGS volleyball player. He leads from the front with his game play and is a leader on the court for our team. He is leaving his mark on this program not only as DGS volleyball player that younger players look up to but also as an outstanding student.”

WILL TISCHLER The Downers South junior posted 271 kills, 61 blocks, 155 digs and 34 aces. “Will’s skill set has increased tremendously this year,” Steuer

said. “He has focused on what we asked of him as player and it has shown throughout the entire season. Week by week he continues to improve and has great potential. Will has become more involved in our offense this year along with Mike Schmitt. He will continue to get better with his all around game, which can make him a top player in the area.” Mark Gregory and Mike Sandrolini contributed




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TOUGH GEM The Highlands at Grand Geneva has difficulty at every turn We enjoyed the Brute at Grand Geneva so much last year,we decided to take the two hour trip back TAYLOR’S TAKE to Lake Geneva BY SCOTT TAYLOR this year to review the Grand Geneva’s other course, the Highlands. The Highlands is a slightly cheaper option than the Brute, as top costs are $139, but it doesn’t offer the large bunkers or huge elevation changes the Brute does. However, it does offer a scenic trip around the ski hills and it isn’t the easiest course to play. Our trip to the Highlands wasn’t the luckiest of ventures as the closer we got to the course, the harder it seemed to rain. In fact, it rained the first 12 or so holes that we played, making the course play that much harder with the thick rough. It also made the greens fairly slow and hard to judge. My guess is they are much faster when dry. A couple qualities I liked most about the course were the tough pin placements and

tricky greens. Nearly every pin placement was in the corner or side of a green, not far away from the rough. I don’t recall one hole where the pin was in the center. This made it feel more like a professional course, as did the tricky greens. At many golf courses, I find it easy to read greens. The slopes are rather obvious most of the time. That isn’t the case here. Maybe it was because of the rain, but I had a hard time reading the greens. On one long putt, my ball broke 10 feet right and I played it straight up. Mark Gregory and I both looked at the putt from multiple angles after and we couldn’t see that break. This gave me a real feel of how well the pros can read the smallest of breakpoints in a green. As expected, the course was well maintained as it is about to hit its peak season.The staff, even in the rain, was again friendly. The fairways are pretty spacious for the most part, although there are a few tight holes. There are a lot of tough doglegs, where there is a bunch of trouble if you unsuccessfully cut off the dogleg. I found the greens to



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The Highlands at Lake Geneva offers up a lot of hilly terrain.

be smaller than average, which may be disagreeable and could be because of the tough pin locations. The course was quite short from the regular tees, playing at just 5,675 yards, although it was a par-71. This is quite different from the Brute, which played at 6,554 yards. Even the championship tees at the Highlands were barely longer than the whites at the Brute, playing at 6,659. As mentioned earlier though, despite the short length, the course was still tricky. There was also a lot of rolling terrain on the fairways, making it have a true Scottish links feel to it. The course opens with

perhaps the largest elevation change tee to green on the course. The second hole is a slight dogleg par-5 that is reachable in two for some. After a few more twists and turns, my favorite hole comes up. That is the par-3 seventh hole, which is Mark’s least favorite hole. It is an elevated hole shooting a little down at the green. The green is on a steep hill. Mark missed the green left and was down the hill and it took him a few shots to get it back to the green. You don’t see holes like that often. The back nine starts with a short par-4 where you have to play your second shot uphill to the green. The 11th hole is the last par-5 and it features a double

dogleg. Overall I think the back nine plays a little straighter, but there still are some less pronounced doglegs. After a short par-3 over a creek on 17, the 18th is wide open with a dogleg left. Overall, we found the course challenging and fun to play. It would have been more enjoyable had the weather cooperated, which made it harder to review. Still, it was a course well worth the ride. If I had to choose between the courses, I would play the Brute, but both courses should be played by a golfer who is willing to take some golf trips. A couple nights away to play both courses would be a great idea.

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Coaches weigh in on new IHSA summer rules By mike sandrolini For the bugle @voyagersport

High school football teams across the state are allowed a five-week, off-season summer practice period by the IHSA leading up to the start of latesummer two-a-days, which this year commences on Aug. 12. However, players and coaches will have to adapt to notable rules changes this summer which were implemented by the IHSA following a 170-87 vote by athletic directors and principals across the state in late March. Designed to curb the risk of concussions, the new IHSA bylaw eliminates full pads during this 25-day summer period, and thus, eliminates full contact because players aren’t allowed to take part in full tackling without being completely padded. Under the new rules, players will be limited to practicing 14 hours per week with helmets and shoulder pads only, and not exceed a maximum of 15 days out of the 25 days allowed. Even though full tackling is banned, players with shoulder pads and helmets can take part in drills which allow them to have contact with dummies and blocking pads. Players wearing shoulder pads and helmets also are allowed to participate in wrap tackle drills with each other. These rules do not apply to the traditional August practices. “The vote reflects much of what we have heard from coaches on this issue,” IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a statement after the vote. “We had some individuals who opposed eliminating full contact from summer football activities, but the majority of the people we talked to said this change would not affect them. Given that about half of our football playing schools voted, we believe that many abstained knowing their summer practice plans would not be altered regardless of the result of the voting.” Maine South’s Dave Inserra is one of those football coaches that Hickman is referring to insofar as these new rules not having much of an effect, if any,

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The new IHSA summer football rules eliminates full pads during the 25-day summer period.

on how they conduct summer practice sessions. “They really don’t affect us because we’ve never, first of all, gone in full pads (in the summer,” Inserra said. “We almost never take anybody to the ground, and if it was, it was accidental. It’s more so that we’re going to work our way in the first two weeks usually with helmets, and then we’ll start to add shoulder pads but just very sporadically. Maybe the last two weeks helmets and shoulder pads, but even then, we’ll go backwards and take shoulder pads off and just let them run around. “So I’m not worried about that aspect. The contact, again, you’re teaching so much technique. The first half of the summer we’re going up against bags most of the time. We do some tackling drills but not with the idea of taking anyone to the ground. It’s all technique—again against bags, against guys standing, so that doesn’t really affect us either. We believe in wearing pads in November, not in July.” Overall, Inserra said he doesn’t have a problem with

the rulings. “It’s mostly for the safety of the kids, and (for) coaches it makes them use their time more wisely,” he said “It’s for safety purposes, and we’ll just be smarter how we approach it, especially with the tacking.” Maine East football coach Gabe Corey, going into his sixth season, fully supports the new summer rules, saying he views them as a “necessity to save our sport.” “I think it’s needed,” said Corey, who also was the Demons’ head coach from 1994 to 2002. “The sport that I love, the sport that has been good to me as a player (Corey played collegiately at Indiana State) and a coach for 35 years, has given me a scholarship and employment, may not be here in 10 years. “I think that in the big picture of it all, we need to do something for football. Just like anything, it’s going to take time to adjust. Numbers-wise, we’ve taken a big hit in feeder programs. Some prominent programs couldn’t field freshmen teams, and we’ve never had that problem before.

“Something needed to be done because of the whole concussion syndrome.” Corey, Inserra and Notre Dame coach Mike Hennessey agree that teaching good technique is crucial to reducing concussions. “Part of the message that we really have to drive home is teaching proper technique,” Corey said. “See what you hit. The helmet is there to protect your head, not to hit. It’s not a weapon.” “All the talk about concussions, it’s technique, technique, technique,” Inserra said. “And we found that that really takes away from the concussions.” “If you don’t teach kids to do it (tackling) properly, there is more of a risk,” Hennessey added. “It could be a problem, it could happen, the head is down and concussions and things like that can happen with poor technique.” Hennessey said the rules aren’t going to affect his club much because the team hasn’t done much hitting during the summer, anyway. “I don’t think it’s going to

have a great impact on what the kids do in the summer,” he said. But Hennessey does have some reservations. “It’s a hard issue,” he said. “I just don’t know if it’s the right way to go about it. The summer kind of means going through drills and getting fundamentals in. Football being the game that it is, blocking and tackling, we just have to find (new) ways (in the summer) to teach that now. “There is a concern about teaching, and I worry a little about that. It’s a collision sport and you want to know how to do it properly so kids don’t get hurt and that takes some time.” When asked if the summer restrictions will affect a team’s level of play early in the season, particularly in regard to tackling, Hennessey replied, “I would say I would hope not. Kids who haven’t practiced enough look bad tackling, and if you’re not doing it properly, kids will get hurt. But coaches are smart enough and educated enough, and the kids will go on and play hard and find a way to adjust to it.”




BASEBALL Average Cody Grosse, Joliet West Zack Thomas, Joliet West Charlie Donovan, Westmont Matt Delavega, Niles West Joe Provenzano, Downers North Chris Whelan, Benet Kevin Coppin, Lisle Tevon Zeigler, Romeoville Joe Donovan, Westmont Anthony Rendina, Benet Nick Dalesandro, JCA Gehrig Parker, Maine South Tommy Franczak, Westmont Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Cliff Krause, Lisle Joe Boyle, Benet Cody Pazik, Niles West Dylan Kuffell, Maine East Josh Krueger, Romeoville Rylan Bannon, JCA Mitch Boe, JCA George Swedie, Lisle Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central Hits Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Nick Dalesandro, JCA Charlie Donovan, Westmont Matt Welch, Plainfield North Chris Whelan, Benet Thomas Norton, Notre Dame Tommy Franczak, Westmont Mitch Boe, JCA Rylan Bannon, JCA Kyle Strepek, Plainfield North Richard Bryza, Plainfield North Joe Donovan, Westmont A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Aaron Markley, JCA Anthony Rendina, Benet Joe Boyle, Benet Tyler Dickey, Plainfield South Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central Mike McGee, Plainfield East Connor Hickey, Benet Michael Ferri, Notre Dame Bryan VanDuser, Plainfield North Tyler Hair, Lockport Cody Grosse, Joliet West Runs Charlie Donovan, Westmont Rylan Bannon, JCA Joe Donovan, Westmont Joe Provenzano, Downers North Matt Welch, Plainfield North Cody Grosse, Joliet West Josh Krueger, Romeoville Kevin Coppin, Lisle Zack Moran, Westmont Kyle Strepek, Plainfield North Ray Greco, Downers North Gehrig Parker, Maine South Anthony Bryan, Plainfield East Chris Whelan, Benet Joe Boyle, Benet Tommy Simon, Notre Dame Bryan VanDuser, Plainfield North Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Mitch Boe, JCA Anthony Rendina, Benet RBI Tommy Franczak, Westmont Charlie Donovan, Westmont Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Zach Parker, Maine South Richard Bryza, Plainfield North Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Joe Boyle, Benet Nick Dalesandro, JCA Myles Farley, Downers North Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Kevin Coppin, Lisle Matthew Segovia, Notre Dame Kyle Strepek, Plainfield North John Butler, Plainfield North Cliff Krause, Lisle

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Doubles Chris Whelan, Benet Sam Ferri, Notre Dame Richard Bryza, Plainfield North Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Cliff Krause, Lisle Josh Krueger, Romeoville Tevon Zeigler, Romeoville Joe Donovan, Westmont Zach Goetschel, Joliet Central Johnathan Kruppe, Benet John Butler, Plainfield North Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central Matt Bottcher, Romeoville Mike McGee, Plainfield East Rylan Bannon, JCA Charlie Donovan, Westmont Joe Provenzano, Downers North Cody Grosse, Joliet West Josh Garner, Plainfield North Marco Melgoza, Plainfield South HR Charlie Donovan, Westmont Tommy Franczak, Westmont Gehrig Parker, Maine South Joe Boyle, Benet Rylan Bannon, JCA Kevin Coppin, Lisle Nick Dalesandro, JCA Zach Moran, Westmont Richard Bryza, Plainfield North Shane Ritter, Plainfield South ERA Drake Fellows, JCA Zack Thomas, Joliet West Bobby Pennington, Maine South Scott Kutschke, Notre Dame Austin Weitendorf, Plainfield Central Mike Formella, Lockport Russ Hoh, Lockport Nick Dalesandro, JCA Brandon Kaminski, JCA Zack Moran, Westmont Adnan Sator, Notre Dame Brett Pyburn, Downers North Trevor Henderson, Plainfield South Mitch Coughlin, Plainfield East Robert Gesbocker, Plainfield North Kyle Strepek, Plainfield North Robert Alarico, Joliet West Strikeouts Trevor Henderson, Plainfield South Pat Peterson, Benet Kyle Strepek, Plainfield North Drake Fellows, JCA Nick Dalesandro, JCA Noah Masa, Lockport Brett Pyburn, Downers North Mike Formella, Lockport Cody Pazik, Niles West Kyle Polaski, JCA Zack Thomas, Joliet West Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Cole Bellair, Lockport Bobby Pennington, Maine South Joe Callahan, Plainfield North Wins Kyle Strepek, Plainfield North Bobby Pennington, Maine South Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Dalesandro, JCA Zack Moran, Westmont Pat Peterson, Benet Drake Fellows, JCA Joe Rimac, Notre Dame Joe Callahan, Plainfield North Josh Garner, Plainfield North Brett Pyburn, Downers North Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Kyle Polaski, JCA Zack Thomas, Joliet West Noah Masa, Lockport Austin Loehman, Westmont SOFTBALL Average Maria Prete, Westmont Emily York, Benet Joy Treasure, Joliet West Marissa Panko, Benet

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Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Kristin Bialek, Downers South Julianne Rurka, Benet Summer Stitt, Lisle Steph Abello, Benet Mary Iliopoulos, Maine East Dale Ryndak, Downers North Hannah Kalnicky, Plainfield East Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Skye Osborne, Romeoville Abbey Plutz, Plainfield South Rowan McGuire, Benet Sarah Demasi, Lockport Skyler Poel, Westmont Angelina Medo, Plainfield South Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Nicole Bowman, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Kelsey Gockman, Downers North Kelly Pattison, Lockport Tatiyana Rodriguez, Niles West Hits Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Marissa Panko, Benet Joy Treasure, Joliet West Julianne Rurka, Benet Emily York, Benet Kristin Bialek, Downers South Kelly Pattison, Lockport Steph Abello, Benet Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Rowan McGuire, Benet Sarah Demasi, Lockport Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Alison Mangino, Plainfield Central Jessica Andree, Downers South Maria Prete, Westmont Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Karina Vargas, Joliet West Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Runs Julianne Rurka, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Emily York, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Steph Abello, Benet Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Kristin Bialek, Downers South Joy Treasure, Joliet West Maria Prete, Westmont Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Dale Ryndak, Downers North Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Kelly Pattison, Lockport Alison Mangino, Plainfield Central Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Summer Stitt, Lisle Karina Vargas, Joliet West Melissa Orton, Downers South Shannon Mills, Benet RBI Steph Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Ali Woitovich, Downers North Melissa Orton, Downers South Emily York, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Rowan McGuire, Benet Dale Ryndak, Downers North Maria Prete, Westmont Jessica Andree, Downers South Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Joy Treasure, Joliet West Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Kristen Skala, Westmont Nicole Bowman, Downers South Sarah Demasi, Lockport Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Doubles Julianne Rurka, Benet Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Joy Treasure, Joliet West Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West

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Dale Ryndak, Downers North 15 Maria Connell, Plainfield Central 14 Skye Osborne, Romeoville 14 Jessica Andree, Downers South 14 Alison Mangino, Plainfield Central 13 Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. 13 Sarah Demasi, Lockport 13 Marissa Panko, Benet 12 Jennifer Ames, Joliet West 12 Rowan McGuire, Benet 11 Courtney Richardson, Maine South 11 Summer Stitt, Lilse 11 Zahrya McFarland, Downers South 11 Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central 11 Julia Liceaga, Joliet West 10 Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central 10 Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport 10 HR Stephanie Abello, Benet 22 Emily York, Benet 11 Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport 11 Marissa Panko, Benet 10 Dale Ryndak, Downers North 10 Julianne Rurka, Benet 9 Melissa Orton, Downers South 9 Kelly Pattison, Lockport 7 Jessica Andree, Downers South 7 Caitlyn Daly, Downers South 7 Rosa Gonzalez, Joliet Central 6 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 6 Rowan McGuire, Benet 6 Taylor Willhalm, Plainfield North 6 ERA Dale Ryndak, Downers North 0.09 Payton Buresch, Downers South 0.88 Justine Cielenski, Lockport 1.33 Grace Lancman, Lockport 1.46 Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South 1.56 Alexa Zito, Minooka 1.80 Megan Lotarski, Bolingbrook 1.90 Meagen Ramsted, Downers North 1.92 Meghan Quirk, Minooka 1.96 Kalyn Putman, Lockport 2.00 Strikeouts Megan Lotarski, Bolingbrook 210 Dale Ryndak, Downers North 209 Kristen Skala, Westmont 202 Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South 175 Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South 133 Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central 132 Payton Buresch, Downers South 106 Molly Moran, Benet 94 Summer Stitt, Lisle 89 Skye Osborne, Romeoville 89 Justine Cielenski, Lockport 85 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 80 Wins Dale Ryndak, Downers North 21-1 Molly Moran, Benet 19-2 Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South 17-2 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 17-4 Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central 17-7 Payton Buresch, Downers South 15-0 Kristen Skala, Westmont 13-10 Megan Lotarski, Bolingbrook 13-10 Kylie Robb, Joliet West 13-4 Kalyn Putman, Lockport 11-3 Justine Cielenski, Lockport 10-5 SOCCER Goals Heather Handwork, Plainfield North 30 Gianna Marconi, Downers North 21 Kelsey Kretman, Lisle 20 Nikia Smith, Bolingbrook 19 Nichole Lopatin, Niles West 19 Rachel Schneider, Bolingbrook 18 Sara Stevens, Plainfield North 18 Kelsey Pruett, Plainfield South 14 Amy Tromp, Lisle 11 Calli Tomko, Lisle 11 Michelle Morefield, Benet 11 Vicki Tirovolas, Niles West 10 Tate Barney, Plainfield North 9 Shawna Watson, Plainfield Central 9 Liz Miller, Benet 8 Shayna Dheel, Plainfield North 7 Kendyl Keay, Plainfield North 7 Marisol Galvan, Minooka 7 Emela Mehicevic, Niles West 7

Loretta Elder, Benet 7 Katie Gesior, Benet 7 Assists Gianna Marconi, Downers North 18 Michelle Morefield, Benet 17 Sam Elster, Plainfield North 15 Shayna Dheel, Plainfield North 14 Nikia Smith, Bolingbrook 13 Paige Fuller, Plainfield Central 12 Jacquie Kaufman, Benet 12 Heather Handwork, Plainfield North 11 Kathia Arrendondo, Joliet Central 11 Calli Tomko, Lisle 11 Tate Barney, Plainfield North 9 Rachel Schneider, Bolingbrook 9 Kelsey Kretman, Lisle 9 Nichole Lopatin, Niles West 8 Sara Stevens, Plainfield North 7 Emela Mehicevic, Niles West 7 Mary Rounce, Downers North 7 Loretta Elder, Benet 7 VOLLEYBALL Aces Tom Poznanski, Plainfield Central 85 Noah Randall, Plainfield Central 64 Mitch Perinar, Minooka 55 Steven Lendy, Notre Dame 51 Gavin Broekema, Plainfield Central 48 Tyler Spangler, Plainfield Central 41 Tony Allen, JCA 40 Gage Wuestenfeld, Plainfield Central 40 Will Tischler, Downers South 34 Brian Lyman, Joliet West 29 Eli Gelfand, Niles West 29 Andrew Milhulet, Niles West 27 Noah Slowik, Joliet West 27 Jordan Moy, Niles West 27 Mason Novak, Minooka 25 Assists Noah Randall, Plainfield Central 1,034 Jordan Moy, Niles West 746 Aron Goeken, JCA 720 Noah Slowik, Joliet West 707 Tim Mizdrak, Maine South 635 Leonard David, Maine East 545 Jacob Lendy, Notre Dame 456 Jordan Pawlicki, Downers South 431 Blocks Garrett Metzger, Benet 84 Cody Viertel, Plainfield South 77 Kyle Oehler, Plainfield Central 76 Mike Schmitt, Downers South 71 Weslee Rogman, Plainfield Central 68 Gage Wuestenfeld, Plainfield Central 64 Shawn Goff, Plainfield South 63 Tom Poznanski, Plainfield Central 62 Will Tischler, Downers South 61 Luke Van Eck, Joliet West 60 Mickey Crnkovich, Romeoville 58 Ryan Roycraft, Notre Dame 52 Brian Lyman, Joliet West 50 Evan Walsh, Maine South 50 Andrew Smith, Plainfield South 45 Mason Novak, Minooka 45 Scott Kleiser, Benet 45 Kills Tom Poznanski, Plainfield Central 402 Mitch Perinar, Minooka 360 Blake Reardon, JCA 357 Lerin Mathew, Maine East 336 Mike Schmitt, Downers South 306 Eli Gelfand, Niles West 303 Gage Wuestenfeld, Plainfield Central 302 Will Tischler, Downers South 271 Tom Sarver, Downers North 257 Brian Lyman, Joliet West 240 Scott Kleiser, Benet 238 Ryan Roycraft, Notre Dame 237 Steven Lendy, Notre Dame 237 John Palucki, Maine South 224 Mark Schuessler, Benet 216 Chris Vergel, Joliet Central 212 Digs Tony Allen, JCA 400 Gavin Broekema, Plainfield Central 253 Kyler O’Connell, Joliet West 210 Tyler Zowaski, Downers South 203 Chris Page, Plainfield North 203 Zach Hir, Plainfield South 188




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To excel in your career, learn how to dream big You are better off dreaming big. The way to dream big effectively is imagine if you had no one else to please and no limits - what would you allow yourself to want? What if you couldn’t fail no matter what By Dr. Daneen Skube you tried? What if you were Tribune Content Agency a magical creature and could pursue anything you could imagine? The idea here is to take off all Q. I pride myself on not being the layers of fear, guilt a difficult or picky person. and lack of self-esteem However, at work I find that often imprisons I often end up with the our creative thinking. If projects my coworkers you can strip off these don’t want. I’d like to handicaps, you will create a better quality of be impressed by what work life but don’t want you learn about what to be demanding. What interpersonal makes you happy. strategies can I use to edge Dr. Daneen Skube Once you have make their work situations some idea of what more tolerable? you’d want (if you could want A. Human beings are wired anything) make sure you don’t to really dislike feeling stuck in feeling entitled to it.You disappointed. Unfortunately, may think it is contradictory to some of the methods we use say “Dream big” and also “Don’t to avoid disappointment have the side effect of increasing get entitled to your big dream.” suffering. We figure if we However, feeling entitled can compromise, settle and avoid make us alienating in the way being demanding, we will be we pursue our goals. There are people who are more comfortable. Then we end up with a rather lackluster clear about what they want and career and wonder what go around arrogantly demanding it. There are other people who happened.

The way to dream big effectively is imagine if you had no one else to please and no limits

get run over by these folks because they never define their preferences. You don’t want to be in either category. The most effective approach combines the vulnerability of asking for help, clarity about your deepest longings, and profound gratitude toward those who help you accomplish your dreams. If you can use these three abilities you will rarely end up hating Monday morning. If you know you want the moon but aren’t entitled to owning it, you may see an even cooler dream as you rocket through outer space. A lack of entitlement and gratitude for help will make you open to perceiving opportunities that might suit you even better than your original goal. You may also end up with a star, which isn’t a bad outcome. Realize you’ll only end up exploring the richest area of your outer space if you understand that being picky is another word for loving yourself enough to know what makes you happy. When you walk through your workplace with projects that make you wag your tail off your

butt, you’ll uplift your entire organization. By being “picky” enough to light the fire of happiness within yourself, you add warmth, consciousness and joy to everything and everyone you touch both on and off the job.

The last word(s) Q. I’m been feeling quite discouraged this year. Is there anything I can do to keep going when the work world keeps knocking me down? A. Yes, read biographies of people you admire. The difference between success and failure is the simple act of continuing to get off the floor. (Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www.interpersonaledge. com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.)


Laurette V. Merkel Laurette V. Merkel, nee Karlov, beloved wife of the late Leo V. Merkel; loving mother of Karen (Brian) Heimerl and Daniel B.; dear sister of the late Edward (Violet), George, William, Olga, Josephine (Frank) Chambers, Cecelia, Raymond (Arlene), Theodore (Bernice) and Martin (Lillian); fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private for the family. Arrangements by Skaja Terrace Funeral Home. Funeral information available at 847-966-7302 or www.

Ronald R. Parzygnat Ronald R. Parzygnat, 78, beloved husband of Ilena, nee Dendor; dearest father of Steven Parzygnat, Rhonda(John) Falsetti and Valerie Parzygnat; loving grandfather of Michael and Sarah Falsetti; fond brother of Germaine (late John) Carriglio, Barbara (Dennis) Nordman and Andrew (Diane) Parzygnat; his faithful pal “Max.”Visitation was Wednesday, June 11 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Funeral was Wednesday 10:45 a.m. to St. Isaac Jogues for 11:30 a.m. mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Funeral information available at 847-966-7302 or










Niles Senior Center For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, please check the Naturally Active Program Guides or call the Niles Senior Center at 588-8420. Information about the Niles Senior Center can be found on the Village of Niles Website at www.vniles. com. Click on “Departments” (upper left), and then Click on “Senior” You can now see what’s new at the Senior Center. Advanced registration is required for programs. For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, call the Niles Senior Center at 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 • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays This dynamic, refreshing class is led by long time leader of this program, Arlene Golub. This group is filled with folks from all walks of life, retired or not, who want to keep abreast of a broad spectrum of what is occurring locally and worldwide. Issues for discussion are brought up by class participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Please call the NSC at 847-588-8420 for more information. Got the dot? It may save your life Assist first responders with the information they need. Become part of the Illinois Dot Program. The Illinois Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers. Information contained on the medical card can assist first responders in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash.

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This can very well mean the difference between life and death. For more information, please contact the Niles Senior Center (847 588-8420). Social Bridge players needed! Every Tuesday, 12:30pm, contact Jaymi at the Niles Senior Center for more information. Hooked on Fishing All outings meet at 8:00am at the designated location. Cost includes: morning snacks, juice, bait and lunch. Register for the outings at the Niles Senior Center. Maps available at the Front Desk. $15M/$20NM. McHenry Dam – Friday, June 20; Big Bear, Little Bear – Friday, July 25; The Glen – Friday, August 22. Weekly Dinner & Movie Begins Tuesday, June 3. Every Tuesday evening we will be showing a movie at 5:15pm. Dinners can be purchased at the NSC front desk. Registration is required. June 24 – All is Lost July 1- The Book Thief July 8 - Monuments Men July 15 – Philomena Yoga in Chairs Yoga is all about f lexibility… and we are f lexible about whether you sit, hold on or stand. Thursdays, June 5-26, 10:45am-11:45am. $30M/$35NM Tai Chi Demo Join Renee Gatsis – a certified instructor from the Arthritis Institute for a FREE demonstration and information on Tai Chi. Virtually all major health organizations – including the Arthritis Foundation recommend tai chi as an activity for seniors because it provides balance of body and mind. Friday, June 20, 10:15-11:00am, FREE St. Charles Lunch & Cruise 2nd TRIP ADDED Join us as we head to the beautiful St. Charles area. We will dine overlooking the river at the Riverside restaurant. Lunch will include a choice of Caesar

chicken and pasta or grilled salmon with linguini. After lunch we will cruise the river on the St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat. Thursday, June 26, 10:30am5:00pm, $54M/$59NM Lunch to Benefit… Niles Historical and Cultural Center Treat your friends & family to a delicious lunch! All proceeds go to the Niles Historical and Cultural Center. Lunch includes a $2 hot dog, chips and cookie. Open to everyone. Monday, July 7, 11:30am-1:00pm. Book Discussion Books can be picked up at the front desk. Tuesday, July 15, 1:30pm, FREE. Everyone welcome.

Non-Resident Couple: $70 Resident, $99 Non-Resident Over 90 Single: $23 Resident, $32.50 NonResident Over 90 Couple: $35 Resident, $49.50 NonResident Enjoy these Senior Center Membership benefits: Priority registration and special rates for Active Adult programs, events & trips; A drop-in social center open 7 days a week; Free members-only unique monthly programming and activities; A variety of free clubs for many interests and hobbies; Monthly Newsletter delivered to your home; and Volunteer Opportunities.

Save the Date! Save a Life! Lifesource Blood Drive Thursday, July 17, 8:00am2:00pm in a Life Source Donor Coach at Niles Family Fitness Center, 987 Civic Center Drive. The Village of Niles is hosting a community blood drive. Please be generous and share life! Blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs, and be in general good health. Please make sure to have something to eat prior to donating and bring identification with you. Only 40 minutes of your time can help save up to 3 lives! All donors will find out what their blood type is, receive a free cholesterol screening, blood pressure reading and iron level screening. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Lifesource at 877-543-3768 or register online at www.lifesource. org and enter the sponsor code SK60.

Enjoy these facility amenities as a Senior Center Member: Large meeting hall; Classrooms; Full service kitchen; Stage with sound system; Ceramic room and kiln; 2 large screen TVs; Game tables; 4 ping pong tables; Variety of solitary and group activities for member use; Members art displays; Free Lending Library; and Free Medical Lending Closet (limited quantities) For more information, call 847-692-3597.

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Senior Center Clubs Men’s Club: 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month. Join us as we plan fun and exciting events, as well as make a difference in our community. Book Worms: 1st Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. Love to read? Join us every month for a discussion pertaining to a variety of books . One per month . Camera Club: 4th Tuesday

Senior Center Memberships Senior Center membership begins at age 55. Our quarterly new and prospective member meetings will you give information on the many activities, programs, events and services offered. Membership dues are: Single: $46 Resident, $65

Bridge If bridge is of interest there are several opportunities to enjoy the game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday of the month. Call the Center at 847-692-3597 for more information or to be put in touch with one of the group moderators.

of the month, 10 a.m. Join our camera club as they provide instruction and interesting slideshows on a variety of different topics . Money Matters with Chris Valentine: 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, 10 a.m. Chris Valentine from Edward Jones presents a program of financial tips and answers your questions Opera Arts Club with Leo Rizzetto. 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, Noon. Do you have a love for opera and/or musicals? Leo Rizzetto, opera aficionado, presents a variety of majestic operas and toe tapping musicals. Computer Club: 1st Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m. Need a computer refresher course or just help learning the computer? Join Richard Brandt as he leads the group . Come with questions. Handicrafters: every Friday, 10 a.m. Do you knit, crochet, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, or embroider? We make items for the Annual Holiday Bazaar and the V .A . Hospitals . We provide the supplies for these events, or you can work on your own project . Beginners are welcome! Ongoing activities Following are number of ongoing activities at the Center: • Woodcarvers meet Thursdays at 9 a.m.…a free activity: • Gamers, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays play dominos, hand and foot, scrabble for rummikube … also free. • Ceramics students meet 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays and work on projects of your choice. There is a charge of $7 per class. • Pinochle players meet the second Monday, Third Thursday and every Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. • Table tennis players start play at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All abilities are welcome for this free activity. • Have you ever thought of tap dancing? This is a fun way of exercising. The class is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

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The Center of Concern Volunteer needed Volunteer help needed at the reception desk of the Center of Concern in Park Ridge. This 35 year old social service agency helps maintain senior citizens in their homes and provides housing assistance enabling them to live with dignity and independence. Call Jim at 847-823-0453. Very f lexible hours and other volunteer opportunities are available. Unless otherwise noted, all services are offered at The Center of Concern offices at 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310, in Park Ridge. For services that require an appointment, call 847-823-0453 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Preparation of simple wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and property also is available by appointment. Homeowners desiring additional income, companionship, or the ability to remain in their homes may wish to consider The Center of Concern’s shared housing program. Residents are matched with screened applicants who possess a temperament suitable to shared accommodations. The Center of Concern also offers friendly visitors for the homebound, programs designed to prevent homelessness, and volunteer opportunities in the office and in the field. The Center’s web site is

Morton Grove

North Shore Senior Center North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Social Services Office has space in the American Legion Memorial Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. Information and assistance is provided to individuals of all ages including access to public benefits, referrals for a variety of community programs, on-site and offsite support groups, and applications for the Village financial assistance program. A monthly Caregiver Support Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. On-site appointments are available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, with Senior Health Insurance Program volunteers, and to discuss individual concerns of all kinds. Monthly wellness programs offered include cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, and a foot care clinic. Appointments are available by calling 847-470-5223. For information or an appointment to discuss your needs, call Mary Senn at 847-663-3072. Volunteer opportunities Do you have great people skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at our front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Please contact Volunteer Services at 847.784.6052 for details. Senior Center membership Become a member of North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus and enjoy opportunities to live

longer, happier, healthier lives through an array of programs, activities, trips and services. Members receive a discount on all programs, activities, and trips, Lifelong Learning Program Catalog, information on local, state, and federal issues affecting seniors, and invitations to special events and presentations. Membership dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple/household for a full year. Everyone welcome! Call North Shore Senior Center’s Morton Grove Campus at 847-4705223 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stop by the Senior Center, 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, to become a member. Women of the Middle East Wednesday, June 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m. For centuries, women living in the Middle East have had their lives defined by tribal traditions, Islamic religious restrictions, political mandates, and the men in their families. Women’s Rights movements have largely passed them over. Emergence into 21st century life styles is still a thing of fiction for these women. Join Bill Helmuth, who has traveled extensively in the Middle


East, and see their incredible family life in the cities and rural villages of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iran. Come away with a better understanding of the conf licts that at times seem unbridgeable. $9 member; $12 non-member. Call 847470-5223 to register. Book Talk: Books about Books Wednesday, July 9, 1 to 2 p.m. You love books, so what could be more fun than to talk about books that are about … books, or bookstores, or writers, or the pleasure reading, or collecting, or sharing books? Join Megan Rosol each month to explore a different genre or theme, as she shares great titles for you to read. Bring your Library Card; books will be available for check out. No fee. Call 847-470-5223 to register. Jealousy in Literature Monday, July 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m. The theme of jealousy (and its aftermath) is universal, raising such questions as, “What is Jealousy?” and “How does it differ from envy?” Specialists have attempted to answer these questions: psychologists, sociologists,


and biologists seek the factors that create this emotion; Artists explore the theme in photographs, paintings, movies, songs, plays, poems, and books; theologians offer religious views based on the scriptures of their respective faiths. Join Beverly Friend, Professor Emeritus, you take a look at how jealousy plays out in our favorite literature. $8 member; $11 non-member. Call 847-470-5223 to register. Gardening for Life Enrichment --Pressed Flower Greeting Cards Thursday, July 17, 1 – 2:00 p.m. Gardening for Life Enrichment is a new series offered by the Chicago Botanic Garden Horticultural Therapy Services. Enjoy the peace, joy, and fun of working with plants and nature in these enjoyable classes. No crawling on your knees or digging in the yard! Create one-of-a-kind natural plant and dried f lower greeting cards with the help of a professional f loral designer from the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Materials included! $19 member; $25 non-member. Call 847-470-5223 to register.





How to talk to kids/parents about money Since you are already having the tough money talk with the kids, it’s also a great opportunity to talk to your aging parents about their financial situation By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency

Friend: “My daughter is graduating from college, so I guess it’s time for ‘the talk.’” Jill:“Didn’t you do that when she went away to school?” Friend: “Not THAT talk, the Why is it so hard for some families to have tough conversations about money? The answer is obvious: Because

financial matters are often weighed down by emotional baggage. That’s why it can be so hard to talk to both your kids and your parents about something that should be quite easy. Let’s start with the kids. Since it’s graduation season, it’s an ideal time for parents to begin the conversation, especially if your child is graduating with student loans. Your role as financial advice-

giver should begin with laying out a strategy to attack the debt. Depending on their circumstances, your son or daughter may want to consider deferment, consolidation and/ or income-based repayment plans that are offered through the government. There is a lot of valuable information at Even if the kids are lucky enough to graduate debt-free, the sooner that we encourage our kids to pay attention to their money habits, the better off everyone will be. The first step is to track how they are spending money. With that

information, they can create an emergency reserve fund that can cover six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses. And of course, encourage those recent grads with jobs to start contributing to retirement accounts, at least up to the company-match levels. You should explain to your kids the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit. If you have sosigned on a credit card during the college years, it’s time to let the kids fly solo. To get started, encourage them to use a secured credit card, which is a great way to begin the process,

without the liability of them racking up big credit card bills. Remember that debit cards may be useful in managing cash flow, but they do nothing towards building credit. (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Emmynominated CBS News Business Analyst. A former options trader and CIO of an investment advisory firm, Jill covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio (including her nationally syndicated radio show), the web and her blog, “Jill on Money.” She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@moneywatch. com. Check her website at www. (c) 2014 TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC

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save time, prevent injury when doing yard work More than 38,000 Americans sustained raking-related injuries in 2012

(StatePoint) While caring for your lawn can be pleasant, it needn’t take all day. Luckily, time saving tools can also save your body some wear and tear: Water plants with a heavyduty sprayer. Since gardeners are prone to knee injuries from repetitive pressure placed upon the area, a sprayer you can use standing up is a better choice. More than 38,000 Americans sustained raking-related injuries in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For a more efficient collection of leaves, pine needles and grass clippings, consider using a high-performance lawn sweeper. Save your back and some

online resource: for more advice on injur yfree, efficient yard care, visit

time by avoiding wheelbarrows and over-the-shoulder hauling. Instead, move tools, soil, mulch and yard clippings quickly and with ease with a cargo carrier or utility cart. Shave off hours off yard work while also avoiding the repetitive arm, elbow, wrist and hand movements that cause injury with a dethatcher that gently combs dead grass and roots to the surface where they can be swept up. For more advice on injuryfree, efficient yard care, visit h t t p : / / w w w. t o r o . c o m / z versatility. This season, make more of your days outdoors by spending less time doing chores and more time relaxing.

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