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Our Village, Our News

JANUARY 3, 2013

Vol. 7 No. 26

Protecting our youth

Valley View talks security in wake of Newtown tragedy By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

The tragedy in Connecticut shocked the nation, and its ramifications are surfacing in school districts across the country. As students return from winter break, they will be met with additional safety measures

in place at all Valley View School District 365U schools. Knowing every child is safe once they walk through the halls of their schools is the main priority of school administrators and parents alike and was the purpose of a recent town hall meeting. See SAFETY, page 8


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News

Candidates gear up for April elections By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

The ballot is officially set for the April 9, 2013, Consolidated Election. All petitions for the upcoming election had to be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 26. Seats currently held by Mayor John Noak,Village Clerk Bernice Holloway and trustees Dave Richards, Joe Chavez and Brian Clancy will be on the ballot. All

positions are four-year seats. Three are vying for the mayoral spot. Mayor John Noak, who has served since 2008, is seeking re-election.Announcing his intent in the summer, former Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Steve “Mongo� McMichael followed through, officially submitting his petition for the April election. In addition, former Romeoville Mayor Fred Dewald, who resigned in 2007, is looking to reclaim the seat.

Incumbent trustees David Richards, Joe Chavez, and Brian Clancy are seeking re-election. Richard Love and former Romeoville Fire Chief Carl Churulo also are running for the four-year seats. Incumbent Bernice Holloway is the only candidate running for clerk. Seats currently held by Liz Campbell, Ronnie Bull, Jim Curran and Chrystal Hansen will be on the ballot for four-

year-term Valley View 365U Board of Education seats that will be contested next spring. Four candidates, all from Bolingbrook, filed on day one for the four seats that will be contested on April 9. Deborah Sykora earned the top spot on the ballot in a lottery held at the VVSD Administration Center.The second spot belongs to Sinatra Strong, followed by Daniel Falese and incumbent Chrystal Hansen.

Incumbent Ronnie Bull of Bolingbrook also filed later that day and will be in the fifth slot on the ballot. Liz Campbell, Tonia Young Barr and Jamie Olson filed on the last day. Two, six-year seats are up for election for the White Oak Library District. Incumbents Adam Sulich and Gayle Crompton are seeking reelection, and newcomer Victor Zack is running for a spot as well.


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New Year means new Illinois laws On the books for the New Year are 150 new laws for Illinois residents, many to help keep children and the elder safer.They include:

Caylee’s Law Responds to the nationally covered case surrounding the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, whose mother, Casey, failed to report her daughter missing and then lied about circumstances surrounding the child’s disappearance and death. Increases penalties for failure to report the disappearance or death of a child 13 years or younger within 24 hours (one hour if younger than two years). Expands the obstruction of justice definition to parents, guardians or caretakers of a child younger than 13 who provide false information to law enforcement or other authorities investigating the child’s disappearance or death. Includes Department of Healthcare and Family Services/ Department of Human Services/ Department of Children and Family Services social workers, case workers and investigators in the offense of threatening a public official, if the threat was specific to the individual.

Cell Phone Ban Extends the ban on cell phone use when driving in construction or maintenance zones to all projects, not just those with a reduced speed limit.

Child Luring Increases the victim’s age in the child luring statute from younger than 16 to younger than 17. Also, if the victim was traveling to or from school, it allows for felony 2 prosecution when the victim is 17 or younger. This was prompted by a DuPage County case in which a 17-yearold student was on her way to school and was being followed by a sex offender in a van. The van was stopped by the police but they could only charge him with disorderly conduct because the current child luring statute applies to minors 16 and younger.

Child Sex Offender Changes the definition of “child sex offender,” as it relates to residency and location restrictions, to include certain

sex offenses where the victim was younger than 18 at the time of the offense. Adds Du Page “bikeway” and “trail” to the definition of “public park” and eliminates a redundant statutory cross reference. Also includes a provision that allows persons to have their records cleared of a reckless driving conviction once they reach age 25, if they have had no other reckless driving or DUI charges or arrests.

Child Support Payments Provides the court with additional methods to pursue child support from a parent who is found guilty of contempt for failure to comply with an order to pay child support, and who conducts a business or is self-employed. Self-employed individuals cannot have their wages garnished. Requiring these individuals to provide monthly financial statements, provide detailed written accounts about job-search efforts,and/or report to the Department of Employment Security for job search services, may help individuals obtain the employment they need to provide support or provide incentive for these individuals to pay their support.

Driver Education Sets the stage for new standards for driver education in Illinois. Opponents raised concerns the legislation would lead to new restrictions on private instruction schools. Elderly Exploitation: Seeks to make it easier to prosecute cases involving financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability. Allows prosecutors to freeze assets of the defendant for purposes of restitution for the victim. Adds criminal intimidation to the definition of intimidation. Includes a paid or unpaid caregiver for the elderly person or person with a disability to the definition of a person who stands in a position of trust and confidence.

Facebook/Social Media Privacy Prohibits employers from requesting or requiring any current or prospective employee to provide any account information,including passwords,

in order to gain access to the employee’s social networking website.

FOID Cards Makes a number of changes to state FOID laws. Clarifies the law to ensure people who have been convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” are not issued FOID cards. Restricts issuance of FOID cards for non-Illinois residents. Outlines protocol for new, eligible residents who possess firearms to obtain a FOID card. Enhances mental health reporting by courts to ISP. Addresses Amish religious concern regarding photographs. Provides more accountability for seized/confiscated/revoked cards being returned to ISP. Amends provisions regarding judicial review of ISP Director’s decision to deny a request for relief from a person who has been denied a FOID Card.

‘Oxy’ Dealers Provides for increased penalties for dealing in certain prescription pain killers containing hydrocodone, dihydrocodeinone, dihydrocodeine or oxycodone. Proposed by the Cook County State’s Attorney in response to a case in which a Skokie

pharmacist charged with diverting about 70,000 pills of prescription pain killers faced only a maximum penalty of two to five years in prison.

Home Loans Creates new definitions and rules for High Risk Home Loans which mainly comply with existing federal law. Creates new definitions and rules for Tax Refund Anticipation Loans and Tax Refund Anticipation Checks.

Scrap Metal Theft Addresses the growing problem of metal theft by strengthening record-keeping requirements to make it more difficult to sell stolen metal, requiring greater proof that the seller owns the scrap metal and by providing tougher criminal penalties for selling or buying stolen scrap metal. Records of transactions must be retained for three years instead of two years.

Non-Violent Offenders Creates a voluntary 12-month diversion program to allow persons charged with certain felony offenses such as burglary, felony theft, felony retail theft, forgery, or possession of a stolen

vehicle, cannabis, controlled substances or methamphetamine to complete a program, instead of going to prison.

Sex Predators Provides that any person who is convicted of luring a minor is considered a sexual predator. Currently, persons must be convicted twice before being declared a sexual predator.

Telephone Billing Ban Prohibits a third-party vendor from billing a consumer for goods or services that will appear as a charge on a consumer’s telephone bill. Called “phone cramming,” this is a growing problem where people are solicited for free trials, coupons or prizes, but never told they’re purchasing a service and then they are later billed.

Underage Drinking Parent Penalties Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime to allow underage drinking not only at a parent’s or guardian’s home, but also on property under their control, including a barn, cabin, boathouse, etc


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Calendar

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ONGOING Daddy-Daughter Ball, a Magical Dinner Date Night. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9. It’s your chance to get all dressed up girls! Dads, bring your daughter(s) age three to ten out for a special night of fun! At the ball you will enjoy dinner, drinks, cookies, and dancing the night away! Your daughter(s) will also make a special Valentine’s Day craft to bring home. Capture this special night with a picture of you and your daughter(s) taken at the ball. Fee is $24 per daddy-daughter couple ($36 non resident) and includes dinner, drinks, cookies, craft, and a picture. Additional daughters are $10 per Romeoville resident ($15 non resident). Preregistration is required and will be taken until Jan.18, 2013; no registration will be taken at the event. Make your daughter’s night even more special by ordering a corsage that will be available to pick up at the event. Don’t worry about having to make an extra stop at the store or flower shop! Order forms are available at the front desk. Contact the Romeoville Recreation Department at 815886-6222 for more information or to place an order. Golden Age Club. Thursdays noon to 4 p.m. at the Romeoville Recreation Department. Members must be 50 years and up to join, and may do so by coming to any Thursday meeting. Transportation is available by calling the Recreation Department at 815-8866222 at least 24 hours before the event. For more information about the club, call Noel Maldonado at the Recreation Center. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment. Every third Monday of the month at 6-7:30 p.m. at SOS Children’s Village, 17545 Village Lane, Lockport. This volunteer non-profit environmental organization is dedicated to serving Will County and the surrounding area. For more information or a meeting agenda, call Ellen Rendulich at 815-834-1611. Birth After Cesarean. Meet other moms who are planning their natural birth after cesarean section. Come for encouragement, support and information to plan your next birth. Meetings at noon the first Monday every month in Romeoville. Contact Melanie at 253-861-5897 or VBACesarean@ aol.com Are you affected by someone’s drinking? Open meetings are held every third

Friday of the month from 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. at 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. Contact Al-anon/Alateen at 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg. org for more information. Large Food Pantry. Power Connection’s food pantry is open on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 1 p.m.-6:45 p.m. at 999 Remington Blvd, Suite F, Bolingbrook. Enjoy your shopping experience. For a $20 donation you can shop the aisles of canned/boxed goods, drinks, desserts, snacks, breads, fruits & vegetables. You will also receive a pre-selected bag of meat. There is no income verification and ALL residents of Illinois are welcome. The Resale Connection is also open from 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on those Mondays. Donations accepted Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (630) 679-6899 or visit www.thepowerconnection. org for more information. Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society. The Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 1900 W. Rodeo Drive in Bolingbrook.All ham radio enthusiasts are invited to attend. Meeting++must bring a photo ID, any pending Certificates of Successful Completion, and the test fee of $15. For more information, visit www.k9bar.org. Family storytime. 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Fountaindale Public Library. On Tuesday evenings, get the family together to hear stories and sing songs in the storytime room. Fly tying. 7-8:30 p.m. at Outdoor World, 709 Janes Ave., Bolingbrook. Join master fly tier Bob Davenport in the Fly Fishing Department for some great tips on fly tying and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. For more information, call the store at 630296-2700. Employment. Will County Workforce Services host its free weekly Career Café for job seekers at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in Room 519 of the JJC Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Reserve a spot by calling 815727-4444, Ext. 122, or emailing bwashington@willcountyillinois. com.

JANUARY 3 Winter Break Movie at Romeoville. 3 to 5 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Take a break from

Winter Break by coming to the library to watch the hit movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days on the library’s big screen. Popcorn will be provided. This event is open to children of all ages, but please note that the movie is rated PG. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org.

sweat on at Romeoville. Join us for our first, intense, boot camp workout with Annette Damron, your favorite ZUMBA instructor. Fitness boot camps are militaryinspired workouts which make you burn serious calories. RSVP today.Adults only please. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

age. The program is limited to 25 kids, so please register at the children’s services department to reserve your spot. This week we will be learning about the arctic, and painting with magic ice paint! For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Story Time. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at at Panera Bread, 714 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Story time on the first & third Thursdays of the month. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www.fountaindale.org.

Chair Workout at Romeoville. 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Come and enjoy a simple, yet fun way to get a healthy workout. Chair workouts provide an opportunity for those with limited balance or mobility to engage in regular physical activity to improve fitness. Seated chair exercises can be used to increase your heart rate for a cardiovascular workout, and to help build muscle strength. We encourage seniors, or anyone who would like to do a less intense exercise experience to sign up. RSVP today.Adults only please. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org.

Teen Gaming Club. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road. Interested in gaming? Try our gaming club where we’ll provide access toPS3, Xbox 360, and Wii video game equipment. Club members are welcome to bring in their own games, Rated T and below, and controllers. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www.fountaindale.org.

Knitter’s Nest - Weekly Knitting and Crochet DropIn. 10 a.m. to12 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Join us for a weekly morning drop in knitting and crochet group. For more information, call 630-7592102 or visit www.fountaindale. org. Winter in the Parks: Stuffed Animal New Year’s Sleepover Snack Time. 10 to 11 a.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. If your stuffy celebrated the New Year last night at the library, come back this morning to pick him up and find out what funny adventures he had overnight! For more information, call 630-7592102 or visit www.fountaindale. org. Teen Winter Break Movie Marathon. 12 to 6 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Watch some winter movie favorites in the Vortex with friends. All movies rated PG-13 and below. Contact the Vortex for movie title. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www. fountaindale.org.

JANUARY 5 Saturday Special: Make-It Take-It. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. We all love to do crafts! Come in to the Creativity Park and use our materials to make a wonderful object! For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www. fountaindale.org. Workout Boot Camp at Romeoville. 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Come and get your

JANUARY 7 Knitter’s & Crochet Nest Weekly Drop In Evening Session. 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Join us for a weekly evening knitting and crochet drop-in session. Experienced knitters and crocheters welcome. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www.fountaindale.org. Help, I Have an E-reader/ Tablet! 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Did you receive an e-reader or tablet computer for the holidays? Learn how to use your new e-reader with expert help from our library staff! We’ll show you how to download material to your device using the library’s Overdrive Media service. Bring your device and receive personalized one-onone assistance with your device. Drop-ins welcome and will be taken in the order of arrival. For more information, call 630-7592102 or visit www.fountaindale. org. Monday Kids Club. 4 to 5 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville.Anything can be discovered between the pages of a book! Come to Monday Kids Club to learn about science, animals, art, history and more! This program is for children 5 to 12 years of

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Computer Basics Level 1. 2 to 3 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road,Romeoville.So you got a new computer for Christmas, but never touched one before, and now you want to learn where to start? This program will be a free one hour basic computer skills class. No previous computer experience is required. See how learning to use your computer can be the easiest New Year’s resolution you ever kept! Registration is required. Call, visit, email or instant message our Adult Services desk to register. Class meets in the Computer Lab. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org. Tween Scene: Video Gaming. 4 to 5 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. You may have video games at home, but it’s WAY more fun to challenge your friends. Play games like Mario Kart, Mario Party and Wii Sports on a big screen. For tweens 8 and up. Registration is required. Contact the Children’s Services Department for more information. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org. TAG (Teen Advisory Group). 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. We want you! Do you want to have a say in what goes on in the library? What should we be buying? What programs do you want to have at Romeoville? Please come and let us know. We will have snacks and soda and will also be playing awesome games. This See CALENDAR, page 5


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CALENDAR Continued from page 4 is for grades 7-12. Please register at reference desk or call 815886-2030. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org.

JANUARY 9 Genealogy Club - What’s the Buzz About BillionGraves? 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Have you used Billiongraves.com? Learn how to use and volunteer this growing website! For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www. fountaindale.org. Horror Book Club. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Do you like to read about zombie apocalypses, vampires attacks and other unexplainable horrors? Then we are the book club for you! Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm for some scary talk. Titles can be picked up at the third floor Information Desk. January 9: Monster: a Novel of Frankenstein by Dave Zeltserman. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www.fountaindale.org. Book Discussion. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Please join us at the Romeoville Library for a discussion of The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It’s a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie’s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his “meaningless” life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: “Why was I here?” For more information, or to pick up a copy of the book, please ask the staff at the Romeoville Reference Desk. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

JANUARY 10 Preschool Playtime. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Get ready for music, games and fun on Thursday mornings at the library. In the Activity Zone, we’ll play with big toys for big fun.Add imagination to Duplo blocks in the Construction Zone and build with our library blocks. Or shake and shimmy in the Music Zone, with a dance mix designed to get you moving. Drop in for your favorites, or come every week. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org. Learn to Check Out Library E-books! 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Did you know that you can check out e-books from the library? Come to our e-book class and watch as library staff demonstrate how to download e-books at no cost! Bring in your own e-reader for individual help after the demonstration. Register today as seating is limited. This program will be held in the Computer Lab. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org. Brick Building Club. 4 to 5 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Have fun building your own creations at the library. We’ll supply the LEGO bricks, you supply the imagination. Your finished work will go on display until we meet again and create something new! Ages 6 to 12. Registration is requested, but drop-ins are welcome as space permits. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org. Nifty @ Fifty. 10 to 11 a.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook.

This low impact cardio and resistance exercise class will incorporate functional moves so that you can keep your range of motion and reflexes sharper than ever! For adults, ages 50 and older. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www. fountaindale.org. Knitter’s Nest - Weekly Knitting and Crochet DropIn. 10 a.m. to12 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Join us for a weekly morning drop in knitting and crochet group. For more information, call 630-7592102 or visit www.fountaindale. org. Art for Thought. 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Who says history has to be boring?! Come learn about famous artists and various art styles throughout history. The program will start with a look at a famous artist in time or examining a particular style or medium. Then, we will work on a project based on what we learned. In January, we will look at the art and history of Paper Quilling, an art dating back to 105AD that has regained popularity in today’s times. Then everyone will be able to experiment with paper quilling on their own! Attendee must be between the grades of 4 and 8. For more information, call 630-7592102 or visit www.fountaindale. org. Book Club: Azucar. 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Read titles from Latino authors with titles available in both English and Spanish. You don’t have to be bilingual to be in this club. Titles can be picked up at the information desk on the

3rd floor. For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www. fountaindale.org.

JANUARY 11 Teen Movie Friday. 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Watch a movie in the Vortex with friends.All movies rated PG-13 and below.Contact the Vortex for movie title information at 630-685-4199.

JANUARY 12 Help, I Have an E-reader/ Tablet! 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Did you receive an e-reader or tablet computer for the holidays? Learn how to use your new e-reader with expert help from our library staff! We’ll show you how to download material to your device using the library’s Overdrive Media service. Bring your device and receive personalized one-on-one assistance with your device. Dropins welcome and will be taken in the order of arrival.Attendee must be a resident of Fountaindale Public Library District. Attendee must be 13Years or older.For more information, call 630-759-2102 or visit www.fountaindale.org. Hooks, Needles, and More Craft Club. 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Join us to work on your favorite needlework project, or any craft project, the second Saturday of each month. Bring your needlework or other craft projects, and sit back and enjoy chatting and sharing skills with other “crafters.” Please register

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with the Adult Services Desk, Romeoville Branch Library, 815886-2030. For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org.

JANUARY 13 Beginning Genealogy Drop-In Class & Research Assistance. 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fountaindale Pubic Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. New to genealogy? Need help with your research? Are you an experienced genealogist who needs a little assistance? Learn new skills and find the answers you need with our free genealogy drop-in class! Beginning Genealogy Class is held from 1-2:30 p.m.; Open Research is held from 1-5 p.m.; and Assistance Sessions are held from 2:30-5p.m. Registration required for Beginning Genealogy Classes. Research Assistance registration is accepted but not required. Contact Debra at (630) 685-4201 or by e-mail ddudek@ fountaindale.org for more details!

JANUARY 14 Monday Kids Club. 4 to 5 p.m. at the Romeoville Branch Library, 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville.Anything can be discovered between the pages of a book! Come to Monday Kids Club to learn about science, animals, art, history and more! This program is for children 5 to 12 years of age. The program is limited to 25 kids, so please register at the children’s services department to reserve your spot. This week we will be learning all about big cats! For more information, call 815-886-2030 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.


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Police Blotter

The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Romeoville Police Department. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination. Roberto Soto-Villafana, 21, 619 Hamrick, was arrested at 5:09 p.m. Dec. 12 and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license and too fast for conditions near Weber Road and Normantown Road.

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Lloyd Lacey, 21, 20931 Boulder Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 3:04 p.m. Dec. 13 and charged with retail theft on the 0-100 block of Weber Road.

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Robert Reiss, 36, 19747 NE Frontage Road, Shorewood, was arrested at 12:21 p.m. Dec. 14 and charged with retail theft on the 400 block of Weber Road.

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D’Monte Hopkins, 21, 16026 Arborvitae, Crest Hill, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. Dec. 14 and charged with the possession of cannabis near Lakeview and Chamberlain Drive.

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David Rodriguez-Alonzo, 26, 305 McKool, and Victor Velasco Jr., 321 McKool, were arrested at 1:19 a.m. Dec. 15 and charged with battery and disorderly conduct on the 200 block of Romeo Road.

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Slawomir Cwiek, 57, 1049 San Mateo Drive, was arrested at 7:02 p.m. Dec. 15 and charged with retail theft on the 400 block of Weber Road.

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Shaun Vaughn, 34, 619 Iola Ave., and Angela Patrick, 30, 205 Hemlock Ave., were arrested at 1:35 p.m. Dec. 16 and charged with criminal trespass to residence on the 300 block of Hemlock Avenue.

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Jacob Gajcak, 20, 712 Dover Way, Shorewood, was arrested at 10:57 p.m. Dec. 16 and charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption on the 700 block of North Center Boulevard.

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and Raymond Medina, 20, 6305 Cedar Ridge Drive, Plainfield, were arrested at 2:16 a.m. Dec. 17 and charged with the possession of cannabis and drug equipment on the 1200 block of West Normantown Road.

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Cobbs, 31, 458 E. 11 Jerome Washington St., Joliet, was arrested at 12:06 p.m. Dec. 18 and charged with driving without a driver’s license and speeding near Route 53 and Taylor Road.

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Lorie Michelek, 44, 1103 Plainfield Road, Joliet, was arrested at 4:21 p.m. Dec. 18 and charged with driving without a driver’s license, and an expired registration near Weber and

Christopher Luth, 24, 2221 Candlewood Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 10:57 p.m. Dec. 16 and charged with disorderly conduct on the 700 block of north Center Boulevard. Josiah Heerdt, 20, 650 Harvest Drive, Bolingbrook,

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Normantown Roads. Peggy Villarreal, 31, 227 Pell, was arrested at 6:47 p.m.Dec. 18 and charged with retail theft on the 300 block of Weber Road.

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Melissa Burt, 34, 36 Honeybear, was arrested at 3:39 p.m. Dec. 18 and charged with retail theft on the 200 block of Weber Road.

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arrested at 3:16 p.m. Dec. 16 and charged with retail theft on the 400 block of South Weber Road. Tony Martin Jr., 24, 638 Sedgemeadow, was arrested at 8:10 p.m. Dec. 20 and charged with an in-state warrant on the 1000 block of West Romeo Road.

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Judith Christensen, 57, 159 E. Park St., Coal City, was arrested at 7:07 p.m. Dec. 21 and charged with retail theft on the 200 block of South Weber Road.

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Giordano, 18, 325 19 James Third Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 8:05 p.m. Dec. 21 and charged with residential burglary on the 400 block of Julia Drive.

Angelica Jordan-Bryant, 30, 171 Highpoint Drive, was arrested at 9:53 a.m. Dec. 19 and charged with retail theft on the 400 block of South Weber Road. Shawn Akison, 29, 14205 Crete Court, Plainfield, was

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Marquis Huff, 22, 2 S. Fernwood Drive, Bolingbrook, and Kareem Stovall, 42D Fernwood, were arrested at 1:13 a.m. Dec. 22 and charged with public fighting, littering on the 1600 block of Rose Circle.

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Joan Ohlerich, 73, 4N020 Nugent, Addison, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and charged with an in-state warrant and speeding near Romeo Road and Arsenal Road.

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Jesseeka Garrett, 18, and Caitlyn Guenard, 23, 1721 Madison St., Lockport, were arrested at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 24 and charged with retail theft on the 400 block of South Weber Road.

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SAFETY Continued from page 1 At first response to the tragedy, Valley View issued a strict no-visitors policy, but officials relaxed some of the rules after considerable anger from parents. The purpose of the town hall was to gather further input and assure the community the school district was doing everything to keep students safe. Leroy Brown, head of security for the district, said there is an increased presence of VVSD-trained and employed security staff in schools. Both

Bolingbrook and Romeoville police will continue increased patrols outside school, he added. Parents, community volunteers and visitors will be admitted to schools, officials said. However, each visitor will be required to sign in, state the purpose of the visit and sign out when leaving. A visitor will be restricted to the area in which the school/classroom event or the volunteer effort is taking place. School administrators will set the specific parameters for each visit. “For those that say we do not want this to be like a prison—it is not,” said Brown. “But we are not concerned about that—we are concerned about the safety

Schools of children ... Some people may not like it, but we are doing what it takes to protect them.” Bolingbrook Police Chief Kevin McCarthy spoke of the cooperation between the school district and the police department. The police officers in both Bolingbrook and Romeoville are all trained in rapid deployment and trained specifically for such situations, he said. “This is the best securityminded school district I have ever worked with, and the cooperation level between the district and police is outstanding,” said McCarthy. “We have the same goal—we do the best we can every day to keep your kids safe.” Until further notice, the doors to every classroom in the school district will remain locked from the inside while class is in session. No one will be able to enter from outside the room unless the teacher opens the door. Students will still be able to exit. In addition, the main entrance doors to all school offices will remain locked throughout the day. Superintendent James Mitchem said he would make no apologies for those measures, reiterating that research shows if the door is locked, an individual will move on. “I want to know that we are doing everything we can to prevent a tragedy and putting

up a roadblock to stop it. Some people may not like that, but we live in a different world,” said Mitchem. A safety audit will be completed at each school to identify any safety needs and the most significant issues will be handled first. The audit is expected to take four months. However any pressing needs will be taken care of accordingly. Mitchem said expense will not be a factor, and that proper budgeting will be done to ensure that if additional security is needed, it can be instituted. Various measures were discussed, including the placement of a buzzer emergency system at each school and communication tools for teachers within the classrooms, items that may be the first to be installed. Many parents spoke up about the need for student IDs to be worn and used for entrance in the schools. Mitchem said the logistics to require entry into the school only with an ID, could not feasibly be done and still have a 7 a.m. start for school.The district is reviewing current visitor procedures for former students who will be allowed access to buildings only before or after school, and only if the visit is pre-arranged through the school office. Parents who come to school to pick up children must wait

in the office until a school staff member brings the child to the office. Everyone who enters a school will be required to provide identification and sign in. Further safety initiatives will continue or be put in place. The school district plans to hold a hard lockdown drill this month at each school. Random “magnetic wanding” searches will take place on a regular basis at both high schools and all five middle schools. No home-cooked food products may be brought into a building for the purpose of sharing with other students. However, store-bought, individually-packaged food products may be brought into the school for sharing. School personnel will also be allowed to purchase food from an outside source to bring into the classroom. Similar measures were taken at school districts throughout the area, including the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools, ensuring safety practices in place will continue and be reviewed. With 22,000 students in 48 elementary and seven high schools, the district controls limited access to buildings: school doors are locked at all times; entry for visitors is designated through a main entrance and continuously monitored; and regular lock downs and safety drill protocols are practiced.


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Noak Files for re-election in Romeoville Mayor John Noak filed for re-election Dec. 26 as mayor of Romeoville, delivering nominating petitions for the Romeoville United Party slate that includes Bernice Holloway for Village Clerk and Joe Chavez, Brian Clancy and David Richards for Trustee. Noak, who has served as

mayor since 2008, has already received endorsements from the Romeoville Professional Firefighters Association, the Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council, and the WillGrundy Central Trades and Labor Council. Noak was recently named Mayor of the Year by the Illinois

State Crime Commission for his leadership of the village. The group cited his record on economic development, advances in transportation, planning, recreation and tax rebates to residents. In addition, Noak recently announced that Romeoville is running a $400,000 budget surplus half-way through

the village’s fiscal year, adding to a long list of accomplishments. “Over the last five years, our community has come together to build a higher quality of life by delivering more jobs, better infrastructure, fiscal discipline, property tax rebates and outstanding service to residents,” said Noak. “I’m looking

forward to earning the votes of Romeoville’s residents by talking about that record and sharing a vision for our home town that will continue to raise our quality of life and increase economic opportunities for all.” The election for Mayor and other village offices is on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.


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Marveling at the Marvel method By Peter Bart Variety

These are tough times for heroes - witness the fate of Gen. David Petraeus and a couple of his fellow military mavens. Even with four stars on your uniform, the FBI scrutinizes your email and latenight comics review your taste in girlfriends. Until a few weeks ago Petraeus was on his way to becoming the next Eisenhower; Newsweek billed him as the man who saved Iraq. By last week however, a headline in the New York Times described him as “a phony hero of a phony war.” With heroes capsizing all around us, I found myself engrossed in a new book about the history of a company that has taken on the job of inventing heroes - superheroes, in fact. The characters created by Marvel Comics live forever, right? Well, not quite. It turns out that Marvel, too, has had its ups and downs. Yes, even Captain America and Iron Man have had their Petraeus moments. In “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story,” Sean Howe reminds us that, as recently as 1979, Marvel ran ads in Variety begging for buyers to come along and bid for its superheroes. Sure, Spider-Man and the X-Men had led storied lives (made-up stories, to be sure) but they’d had to overcome the failures of Shang-Chi (son of Fu Manchu), Coal Tiger (the first black superhero) and the Human Torch, who burned everything in sight, including his publisher. (The Torch later hooked up with the Fantastic Four.) It seems that comicbook aficionados who relished the steely efficiency of the Hulk also were

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus reminds Peter Bart of Marvel moments and Marvel methods.

exasperated by the dysfunctional efforts of Invisible Girl to defeat pathetic Mole Man (he was halfblind, after all). To be sure, the movie based on the “Avengers” comicbooks has become the third-biggest grossing film of all time and Spider-Man seems to have achieved its own curious immortality. But sustaining the fortunes of Marvel Comics

has been a rigorous 70-year-long battle. Some of the company’s biggest problems, ironically, occurred in the ‘70s when comicbooks, like the movies, decided to become more socially relevant. Suddenly CaptainAmerica was dating a black girl, the Hulk was hanging in the ghetto and the Avengers became involved in women’s lib. The arch

enemy of the X-Men, it turned out, gained a certain empathy because he’d been a survivor of Auschwitz. While the Village Voice at the time praised Marvel’s efforts “to evoke even metaphorically the real world,” some readers were left in the cold. At one point Marvel sold the live-action TV rights to Spider-Man and the Hulk for a mere $12,000. The company declared bankruptcy in the late 1990s and lost the rights to characters like X-Men and Spider-Man to Fox and Sony, respectively. All this was depressing to Stan Lee, who as an 18-year-old (and then named Stanley Lieber) had taken over as editor of what was called Timely Comics. Lee went on to run a sort of story machine in which he came forth with plotlines and characters and a band of eager aides would craft them into full-fledged comic stories - a form of collaboration that came to be known as the Marvel Method. Lee wanted his comicbook readers to be able to relate to the back stories of his characters, even if

the characters carried odd names like Doctor Doom or Professor X. Marvel is now a money machine with its production chief, Kevin Feige, presiding over an upcoming slate consisting of “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”There will also be another Avengers film and even an “Ant Man.” No sign of his insect relative the Human Fly. The Publicists Guild will give Feige an award shortly on the assumption that he has found a way to overcome the cycles of the movie business and will now only make surefire hits. Shrewdly,Feige has not disclosed whether he plans to expand his slate with big-budget features starring Coal Tiger, Shang-Chi or the Human Torch. (c) 2012 REED BUSINESS INFORMATION, A DIVISION OF REED ELSEVIER INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.


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ending? 42 “__ it Art?”: Kipling 43 1955 UN joiner 44 What Ruth forgot to bring to pool night? 47 MorganFreeman won its 2011 Life Achievement Award: Abbr. 48 Morning talker 49 Fly over the equator? 52 Pleased cry 53 Droid, e.g. 56 Slip through the cracks? 57 Like calls between drudges? 61 Run well 62 Unsound 63 Like Napoleon 64 Relaxing locales 65 The Hartford logo 66 Failures (and in another way, a hint to 17-, 27-, 44- and 57-Across)

1 Tune carrier 2 One-track 3 Couturier Cassini 4 Med. research agency 5 Bar opening? 6 Pistons’ place 7 Last non-priest to be named pope 8 “Isn’t that cute?” 9 It involves mapping 10 Gripe 11 Reunion attendee 12 Stir up 13 Off-rd. rides 18 Worker with light metal 23 Bonkers 24 Slush Puppie maker 25 Radical ‘70s group 27 __ acid: vitamin B9 28 Amigo on the road 29 Crowd starter? 30 “Socrate” composer 31 Nice compliment 32 Zhou __ 33 Happy Meals toy, e.g.

34 Writer of short letters 39 Honey 40 NYPD notices 42 Ones who’ve got your back, in Internet shorthand 43 Future George W. Bush Presidential Library site 45 “Hondo” et al. 46 Dutch brewery 49 A-one 50 Food in a memorable “Seinfeld” episode 51 Pound of verse 52 White partner 53 “__ Eterno”: 2004 sports documentary 54 Active sort 55 Addenda 58 Lascivious leader? 59 Big name in kitchenware 60 Tecs

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H o ro s c o p e s Share guilty pleasures with friends. You can forgive yourself for lapses in diet when surrounded by piles of good things to eat and drink in the week to come. Make merry while holiday spirit reigns supreme.

Recent unbridled spending may have put a dent in your wallet, but you are having so much fun you don’t care. Home, family and pursuing personal pleasures might take up all your time in the week ahead.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. In the coming week, you can listen to your heart as well as what other people say. You could find ways to help someone live up to a New Year’s resolution.

Make the rest of your life the best of your life. With the New Year just around the corner, it is time to make a powerful resolution. Your focus is on close personal relationships as the week unfolds.

Fan the flames. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Getting ahead in career, work or business is your primary passion, even when your schedule in the week ahead is filled with fun-filled holiday frolics.

A new toy may have created a monster. Your passion for a plaything or hobby could take up every waking moment in the upcoming week. Learning new techniques may entail unsurpassed self-discipline.

Short and sweet. In the week to come, you might make some New Year’s resolutions, but know that you need to temper them with common sense. You can succeed by aiming for achievable goals.

Let go and grow. There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough. In the week to come, make a New Year’s resolution that supports your need to let go of bad habits.

Charity starts at home. In the week ahead, your optimism and easygoing nature draw others closer. You are in your element when surrounded by family and can horse around without criticism.

Stick to competitions involving table games. No matter how ambitious you are, the only way you can build a monopoly in the week ahead is with play money. Gamble with matches, not money.

Play nice. The latest amusements, games and pleasures may be fascinating, but it isn’t necessary to be overly competitive in the week ahead. Indulging in a secret fantasy could prove disappointing.

The same old routines won’t cut the mustard. Having unique experiences is forecast this week, so turn off the TV and try out some of the new toys under the tree. Make plans to visit friends.

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INSIDE: Lewis men’s volleyball team opens season ranked fifth in nation, page 14; Girls basketball strong at Montini, page 15

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Spartans fall in own large school tourney final By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

For a team like the Romeoville boys basketball team, who has been trying to find an identity all year long, playing in the large-school championship game of its own Christmas Classic was a huge step in the right direction. Sure, the Spartans would have preferred better than a 54-36 loss to Southwest Prairie Conference foe Plainfield Central in the game, but they will still take being there. “We have been through a lot of struggles and the one thing I have said is this team plays hard and does what I ask and they weren’t getting the payoff of the wins,” said Romeoville coach Jeff Bambule. “Right or wrong, that is all that matters to a lot of people. Did you win? So these kids have been doing the right things on the floor and they needed those wins.” The wins put Romeoville and Plainfield Central in a familiar place meeting in the finals of the large bracket of the Christmas Classic. The two had faced off several times in the now defunct Lemont Christmas Classic, which saw several teams transfer to Romeoville. “This is probably the sixth

time in the last 13 or 14 years that we have met them in this game and they have got us every time,” Bambule said. “I thought this was our year, but we just can’t get over that hump.” But wouldn’t Bambule have felt guilty winning his own tournament? “No,” he laughed. “Absolutely not.” The Spartans were able to learn some things about themselves and they faced different styles of play in the large team bracket, including the bracket’s top seed Reavis. “If you play a team that is poor defensively, you will run your play and guys will get open and you will get open looks,” Bambule said. “But, when play Reavis and you play Plainfield Central and you play Oswego and Plainfield North and teams like that, you have to be able to run the play and know what the looks are and what is open.” Like many other teams, the Spartans often struggle on when to stop a fast break and get back into its half court set and run a designed play. “People have this misconception that I don’t want to run,” Bambule said. “Sure I do, get a stop, get a rebound and run – if it is there. See FINAL, page 17

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Domas Zdaneviciusck and the Spartans finished second in the large bracket at the Romeoville Christmas Classic.


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Flyers ranked fifth in preseason poll

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Fifth-year senior Jay Petty is back again to lead the Flyers.

The Lewis University men’s volleyball team opens the 2013 season ranked No. 5 in the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division I-II Poll, the AVCA released on Friday (Dec. 28). “The guys, past and present, have worked hard to build this program,” Lewis head men’s volleyball coach Dan Friend said. “It is nice to be recognized as to what we are capable of. “Now, we need to go out and produce at that level.” Lewis was selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2013 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) title, the conference announced on Tuesday (Dec. 18), in a leaguewide vote of coaches. “It’s great to be recognized by the other teams in the league,” Friend said. “I know this year’s group is excited and looks forward to the challenge.” The Flyers also had a leagueleading three selections on the 2013 MIVA Preseason AllConference Team in outside hitters Jay Petty and Geoff Powell

and Boldog. “To have three guys recognized for their potential and the work they have put in only helps to put our team in a great position,” Friend said. Petty earned 2012 Volleyball Magazine All-America Second Team honors and was named to the AVCA All-America Second Team and to the All-MIVA First Team, leading the Flyers to a 26-7 record and berth in the National Semifinals.The redshirt senior led the Flyers with 421 kills, 160 digs, 35 aces and 68 total blocks in 105 sets in 2012. Boldog was also named to the AVCA All-America Second Team and to the All-MIVA First Team after he compiled 1151 assists to average 10.75 assists per set, 113 digs and 92 total blocks in 107 sets last season. Powell was named the 2012 MIVA Freshman of the Year and to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. The redshirt sophomore had 223 kills, 94 digs, 39 total blocks and 19 aces in 89 sets of play. Lewis opens the 2013 season at the UCSB Asics Invitational on Jan. 4-5 with a match up against UC San Diego, who received votes in the poll, at 10 AM PST on Jan 4th in Santa Barbara, Calif.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Lewis University freshman forward Mariyah Henley (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points to push the women’s basketball team past Upper Iowa, 86-75, on Wednesday (Dec. 19) at Neil Carey Arena. The Flyers improve their season record to 7-1 after their fourthstraight win, while the Peacocks fall to 3-9. “Coming out with a win is a See LEWIS, page 17


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Angelica Osusky scored 17 points in Romeoville’s 67-53 win over Batavia Friday.

Spartans have strong showing at Montini Christmas Tourney By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

After jumping out to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter over Batavia Friday, Dec. 28 at the Montini Christmas Tournament, Romeoville found itself down 2923 at the half. The second half the Spartans took control of the game and cruised to a 67-53 win, moving them into the fifth place game in the 16-team tournament. Kiera Currie, Angelica Osusky and Abby Smith each had 17

points in the win. “I think we were a little tired from last night,” Currie said.“Then at halftime coach was telling us what was going on, who the shooters were and he changed up the defense a little bit. I think we all stepped up to what he wanted.” “When we went into the meeting at halftime, coach was telling us we looked a little slow,” Smith said. “Something clicked with us and we all came out in the third quarter and started running and apparently it worked

because we got the lead up again. We’ve been told we go on streaks sometimes and we are trying to change that.” “I think we were in a little slump in the second quarter and they hit some big shots,” Osusky said. “We knew we had to step it up.” The second half adjustments were huge for Romeoville. “We played great offensively and we made some adjustments defensively in the second half,” Romeoville coach Julio Carrasco See STRONG, page 16

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Kiera Currie scored 17 points for Romeoville against Batavia.

said. “We went to a diamond-andone with Angelica and we did that against Hinsdale South as well. Angelica is a pit bull. She has been unbelievable for us this year. Without her I don’t know where we would be right now.” The shooting and ball movement in the second half were both keys to success for the Spartans as Osusky knocked down a pair of threes right away in the second half to get back into the game. “I think it was really big considering the second quarter we scored like five points,” Osusky said.“My teammates really helped me out, distributing the ball and not only looking for me but for other players as well. It definitely helps our inside-out game.We can then get the ball in to Kiera and she can do her thing and she’s a tremendous passer so she can kick it out to one of her teammates.” “It all starts with the outside shots,” Carrasco said.“Angelica was hitting some threes and then Bri (Harris) knocked a couple down and Abby hit one. When you start to hit the outside shot, it has to open up something. The talk at halftime was to move the ball because we were standing around and passing back-and-forth.” Smith was sharp from the foul line down the stretch, hitting six straight free throws to build the lead. “Yesterday I didn’t make them and the last couple days I’ve been struggling,” Smith said.“I just had to go to the free throw line confident and when I do good things happen.” Romeoville opened with a 4544 win over Hinsdale South as Currie poured in 18 points. The Spartans then fell to conference rival Plainfield East 54-53, despite 33 from Currie and 11 from Osusky. “This was probably good for us, as much as it hurts to say,” Smith said of the loss to the Bengals. “Now we know what we are up against and we bounce back well. Hopefully come conference time

we’ll know what we need to do and do it.” “The (East) game was definitely a letdown, but at the same time it gave us a boost,” Currie said. “It will make us work harder to win next time because we have a lot to prove.” Overall, the tournament provided stiff competition for the Spartans in their first year at the tournament.That should pave the way for future success the rest of the season. “I think this is making us a lot stronger mentally and physically because we are playing bigger people and there is more competition,” Currie stated. “It is really getting us ready for conference.” “I think it’s going to help a lot,” Osusky added.“It helps our mental toughness and we know we have the ability to play great teams.This is in one of the top tournaments in Illinois, so it’s great to be here and play other great teams. We knocked off our nonconference games and played in the Oak Lawn Tournament. I think this tournament is really helping us and shows us where we need to improve.” They were happy with the way they played and competed in the tournament. “It’s unbelievable the way the girls have played,” Carrasco stated. “The girls came together and are making big strides. I really think this is going to help us in the long run.” “For the first time being here I am extremely happy,” Smith said. “The fifth place (game) is a big accomplishment. It’s not first or third, but it’s still progress.” The Spartans finished with a 4039 loss to Fremd to finish in sixth. Currie scored 11 points in the defeat Saturday,

BOYS BOWLING Romeoville placed second at the Plainfield Central Invite Friday with a 6,016. Lockport won with a 6,279. Dakota Vostry placed second with a 1,373, while Stephen Vaughn was 10th with a 1,211. staylor@buglenewspapers.com


Sports LEWIS Continued from page 14 huge accomplishment for us,” Lewis head women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen said.“We knew Upper Iowa was going to come out hard and they were scrappy for all 40 minutes.” Henley added nine boards and made 10-of-11 free throws in her high-scoring affair, stepping in when sophomore forward Jess Reinhart (Normal, Ill./ Bloomington Central Catholic) was whistled for her second foul early in the first half. The teams exchanged the lead six times in the first half. Upper Iowa built a seven point lead midway through the period before Lewis was able to regain

FINAL Continued from page 13 When it is not there, pull back. It might not be the first time through. We have to get it our head. Basketball is becoming such a go, go, go game and we can’t do that. We just can’t.”

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their footing and take a five-point lead at 30-25 on a Sam Rinehart (Marion, Iowa/Marion) free throw at the 5:09 mark. Rinehart scored 11 points, pulled down four rebounds, and had five assists and three steals. The Peacocks got within one point but the Flyers were able to head into halftime with an 11-point lead, 42-31, shooting over 50% from the field (.552; 1629) and from the free throw line (.533; 8-15). In the second half, the Flyers lead ballooned out to 24 points with two free throws from Rinehart at the 12:03 mark. As the Peacocks tried to chip at the Flyers’ lead, they were unable to get it under 10 points. Guards Alexus Grayer (Washington, Ill./Washington) and Alyssa Dengler (Chicago,

Ill./Trinity) had a big night off the bench for the Flyers. Grayer scored 12 points, all from beyond the arc, while Dengler scored a career-high five points, hitting a jump shot and a three-pointer. Reinhart finished with 11 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of action. “Games like these are great for our young team to learn from,” Carlsen said.“It will be something that we can hopefully recall when are in the same situation and handle it better the next time.” The Peacocks were led by guard Whitney Kieffer with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while forward Carly Pagel added 21 points and eight boards. Upper Iowa outrebounded Lewis, 2825, including pulling down 18 offensive rebounds to the Flyers’ eight.

After a 10-day lay-off, the Lewis University men’s basketball team was a tad rusty, as they took an eight-point halftime lead over Judson on Wednesday (Dec. 19) night. The Flyers, however, quickly shook off that rust at the intermission and held Judson to 15 second-half points and 19.2 percent (5-for-26) shooting from the field to earn the 65-38 non-conference victory over the visiting Eagles. Lewis was paced offensively by sophomore guards Ryan Jackson (Bolingbrook, Ill./RiversideBrookfield) and Jeff Jarosz (Lyons, Ill./Morton). Jackson had a game-high 14 points and tied a career-high

To get to the bracket final, the Spartans needed a little drama, as they claimed a 55-52 victory over Reavis. Senior guard Jimmy Moon led Romeoville with 22 points, including six three-pointers. Christian Diaz tallied 15 points in the win. Wins and losses aside, Bambule was happy with

how the second year of the tournament went. “The number one thing people like about this is it is competitive,” Bambule said. “Every game is competitive. We have good balance. If I must say so myself, I think we are doing a pretty good job. Things are running smooth, people get what they need and there have

been very little complaints.” Even in unforeseen situations, the Spartan staff came through, like when Chicago Perspectives didn’t realize it had a game and failed to show for its thirdround match up. “You never know what is going to happen, like today we had a team not show up and Urban Prep Bronzeville (who

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with eight rebounds, while Jarosz had eight points (4-for-6 FG), six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. As a team, Lewis had six players score at least seven points on Wednesday. “I thought we struggled offensively in the first half,” Lewis head men’s basketball coach Scott Trost said. “In the second half, however, I thought our intensity and urgency on the defensive end was much better.” With their fourth-straight victory, Lewis improves to 5-2 on the campaign, while tonight’s contest served as an exhibition for Judson. Judson junior guard Luke Labedzki came off the bench and posted a team-best 11 points, including three trifectas, while senior forward Jason Roy had a game-high 10 rebounds. had just lost the game before) and played another game so JCA could play their game.” “(Romeoville AD) Jim (Boudouris) and the volunteers and everyone is doing such a great job and it couldn’t run if people didn’t do that. It is tiring, I’m sure we will all be tired after Saturday, but it’s fun.” mark@buglenewspapers.com


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Rebounds per game

Points per game Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Matt Mooney, Notre Dame Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Marcus Fair, Plainfield North David McCoy, Niles West Ryan Peter, JCA Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Joe Younan, Niles West David Robinson, Lockport Kendal Interial, Plainfield North Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook Frank Dounis, Maine South Jimmy Moon, Romeoville John Solari, Maine South Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Carl Terrell, Joliet West Brandon McCullum, Joliet West Danny Quinn, Maine South Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Duante Stephens, Notre Dame Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame Corey Evak, Plainfield North Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Romeo Magliore, Niles West Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North

18.4 16.1 16.0 15.3 14.7 14.1 13.8 12.5 11.8 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.9 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.4 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.6

Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central Eddie Serrano, Notre Dame Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Ryan Peter, JCA David McCoy, Niles West Andre Hardy, Joliet West Josh Smith, Plainfield East Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North John Solari, Maine South David Robinson, Lockport Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Kevin Fervil, Plainfield East Armani Bonilla, Romeoville Keith Craig, JCA Kendal Interial, Plainfield North Corey Evak, Plainfield North Kiefer Ketelhut, Plainfield North Brandon McCullum, Joliet West

10.0 9.2 9.0 7.8 7.6 7.3 6.6 6.5 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0

Assists Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Marcus Fair, Plainfield North Matt Mooney, Notre Dame Ryan Peter, JCA Frank Dounis, Maine South Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central David McCoy, Niles West Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Kendal Interial, Plainfield North

35 35 29 27 27 24 23 23 22 21 20

C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook Ryan Peter, JCA

20 20

Steals Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook John Campbell, Lockport Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central Carl Terrell, Joliet West Brandon McCullum, Joliet West David McCoy, Niles West Ryan Peter, JCA Kendal Interial, Plainfield North Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Ryan Peter, JCA Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Keegan Tyrell, JCA Shakar Washington, JCA Danny Quinn, Maine South Roger Tating, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Keith Craig, JCA Joe Younan, Niles West Frank Dounis, Maine South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central

18 17 16 16 16 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

Field Goal % Romeo Magliore, Niles West Windt, Plainfield Central Joe Younan, Niles West

.635 .620 .593

Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Danny Quinn, Maine South Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Frank Dounis, Maine South David Robinson, Lockport

.580 .560 .540 .530 .530 .525 .510 .510

Free throw % Derrick Lockhart, Lockport Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Andrew Palucki, Maine South James Boyd, Romeoville Keith Craig, JCA Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Romeo Magliore, Niles West

.833 .824 .790 .790 .769 .760 .739 .733

3-pointers Joe Younan, Niles West Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Jimmy Moon, Romeoville

GIRLS

22 17 13 11 11

Points per game Liz Rehberger, Resurrection Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Nikia Edom, Plainfield East Faith Suggs, Plainfield East Kiera Currie, Romeoville Naomi Mayes, Lockport Bernasia Fox, Joliet Central Jaida Green, Downers North Sarah Costello, Downers North Abby Smith, Romeoville Gabby Williams, Plainfield East Angelica Osusky, Romeoville Brianna Harris, Romeoville Nina Maggio, Plainfield East Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Nicole Pease, Plainfield Central Anna Novak, Lockport Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Molly Kleppin, Niles West

18.9 18.9 17.2 16.8 15.8 14.9 14.4 13.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.6 9.7 8.8 8.6 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.0

Rebounds per game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Kiera Currie, Romeoville Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Aaliyah Stepney, Joliet West Faith Suggs, Plainfield East Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Gabby Williams, Plainfield East Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Sarah Costello, Downers North Peyton Winters, Downers North Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Vicky Orasco, Joliet West Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Jade Anthony, Plainfield Central Julia Easter, Niles West Bailee McDaniel, Plainfield Central Jenny Spychala, Resurrection Nora Polaski, Lockport Abby Smith, Romeoville Nikia Edom, Plainfield East

11.5 8.7 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.1

BOYS BOWLING 1. Minooka 2. Romeoville 3. Lockport 4. Plainfield North 5. Plainfield Central 6. Bolingbrook 7. Joliet West

GIRLS BOWLING 1. Minooka 2. Lockport 3. Joliet West 4. Plainfield East 5. Plainfield North 6. Plainfield Central 7. Downers South

BOYS BASKETBALL 1. Maine South 2. Notre Dame 3. Benet 4. Joliet West 5. Downers South 6. Bolingbrook 7. Joliet Central

GIRLS BASKETBALL 1. Plainfield East 2. Bolingbrook 3. Maine South 4. JCA 5. Romeoville 6. Downers South 7. Benet

WRESTLING 1. Lockport 2. Minooka 3. Plainfield Central 4. Downers North 5. Notre Dame 6. Downers South 7. Niles West

Assists Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection Abby Smith, Romeoville Sarah Costello, Downers North Gina Mathews, Plainfield East Nikia Edom, Plainfield East Angelica Osusky, Romeoville Molly Kleppin, Niles West Lisa Schroeder, Plainfield Central Nina Maggio, Plainfield East Treanna Perry, Joliet West

59 46 37 27 25 22 21 14 14 14

Steals Sarah Costello, Downers North Liz Rehberger, Resurrection Abby Smith, Romeoville

43 40 40

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Bengals hold tight against Montini By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Last year Plainfield East finished its season with a 25-point loss to Benet in a regional final. Friday, Dec. 28 the Bengals (132) finally lost their next game, falling 58-51 to three-time Class 3A state champ Montini at the Montini Christmas Tournament. The progress from last year though isn’t just shown in their win-loss record, it was shown in the level of competitiveness between their two losses. “We have a lot of resolve this year,” East coach Missy Mitidiero said.“Right now we’re playing to win and in previous years they were playing not to lose. They have a different mindset this year and that is to fight. We couldn’t ask for anything different.Yea, we wanted to win, but we played a great game.” “We got some new players and we’re strong,” East senior guard Nina Maggio said.“We play as a team. This gives us a lot of momentum.There’s a lot of good teams in this tournament.” While East allowed Benet to run away from them in that game last year, it wouldn’t allow for that to happen again. The Bengals overcame an early 10-2 deficit to take a 13-10 lead, only to see foul trouble drop them behind 30-20 at the half. That lead grew to 44-30 in the third quarter before East made its run. They scored the final nine points of the quarter to cut the deficit to five, despite Nikia Edom picking up her fourth personal foul. Just 40 seconds into the fourth quarter Faith Suggs picked up her fourth foul after getting the Bengals to within two on a three-pointer. Two minutes later the lead was built to seven, 49-42, as Gabby Williams picked up her fourth foul. “We love to foul, that’s been our big thing,” Mitidiero stated. “We have to stop that and stop some of the turnovers here and there, but our kids are doing a good job.” Despite all the adversity, the Bengals wouldn’t quit, cutting

the lead to three at 52-49 and again at 54-51 with two minutes left. They had several chances to cut the lead to one or tie the score, but couldn’t convert. “Until the game is over, we never give up,” Mitidero said. “That’s what makes me so proud to coach these guys.They are that team that can come back. Right now we are hopefully moving up in everything we are doing.” Maggio led the way with 16 points, Williams scored 11, seven in the fourth quarter, while Edom and Suggs scored 10 points apiece. “Nina has been huge for us,” Mitidiero said. “The other teams don’t look for her to score. Now they have to guard Nikia, Faith, Nina and Gabby, they can’t leave anyone open. Gabby fought back real hard and played with a lot of energy and emotion.” East opened the tournament with a 65-52 win over Oak ParkRiver Forest as Suggs tallied 18 points, Maggio had 14, Williams 13 and Edom 12. Edom had 20, Williams 13 and Suggs 11 in a 5453 win over Romeoville. “It was a huge win,” Mitiderio said of the comeback victory over Romeoville. “It stinks that we have to play them now three times in our season, but at the same time, they are a great team and are well-coached. They are our rivals right now, so it was nice to get an early win off them.” The Bengals have a lot to take away from the tournament, known as one of the toughest in the state. “We were fired up,” Maggio said. “We came out strong. They were playing a 2-3 zone, so all we had to do was shoot. We showed a lot of heart. Whenever we’re down all we have to do is fight and keep coming back.” “I wanted to be in this tournament because it really prepares us for what we see outside of our regular season play,” Mitidiero said. “That’s what we need. We don’t have enough of that. It’s a great opportunity to play some of these teams. There are some great teams here.This is our checkpoint.” staylor@enterprisepublications.com

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Gabby Williams scored 13 points in Plainfield East’s 58-51 loss to Class 3A champion Montini.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK Nominees Jonah Coble, Joliet C. Avg. 21.25 ppg at McDipper

Last week’s results Carly Corrigan Plainfield North

Morris Dunnigan, Joliet W. Avg. 21 ppg at Pontiac

Nikia Edom Plainfield E.

Angelica Osusky Romeoville

John Solari, Maine So. 21 pts. in win vs. Hillcrest Aaron Jordan, Plainfield E. 24 of team’s 35 pts vs. Pekin Go to buglenewspapers.com to vote for your winner!

Nicole Ekhomu JCA

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Seniors

This New Year, resolve to get more sleep (StatePoint) There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to... getting more sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per night during the week, and 15 percent of adults sleep less than six hours per night. “Lack of sleep can take a significant toll on your overall health and interfere with some of your daily activities,” said Dr. Michael Thorpy, director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Almost everybody has trouble sleeping now and then, but many Americans experience significant

problems getting to sleep or continually wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. Such problems may be clinical symptoms of insomnia.According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep, or you wake up in the morning feeling unrefreshed, you may be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia can affect people in different ways. Some sufferers have trouble initially getting to sleep, while others wake up in the middle of the night and have difficulty falling back asleep. To help you get better sleep this year, Dr. Thorpy suggests these simple tips:   • Set and stick to a sleep schedule. Establish a regular bedtime and wake time.

• Set aside time at night to“wind down.” Spend some quiet time before bedtime. Such activities as watching TV, using the computer or working right before bedtime, or in the bedroom, can make it harder to fall asleep. • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed. • Exercise regularly. Just don’t exercise rigorously near bedtime and check with your doctor before starting an exercise regimen. • Don’t clock-watch. If you awaken in the middle of the night and stay in bed, don’t lie there staring at the clock. And don’t watch TV or use your laptop or cell phone, because these technologies stimulate the brain, making it tougher to fall back to sleep. If these tips don’t help, speak with your healthcare professional

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, 15 percent of adults sleep less than six hours per night.

to help determine if you are suffering from insomnia and require treatment. More information regarding

insomnia is available at the National Sleep Foundation website at www.sleepfoundation. org.

Retire Smart: End of the year tax tips By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

While“fiscal cliff”negotiations are throwing a wrench into everybody’s year-end financial planning, please don’t throw up your hands and do nothing! My last two columns of the year will be devoted to some triedand-true year-end tax strategies that may allow you to save money, courtesy of Uncle Sam. “A little planning can go a long way,” according to Michael Goodman, CPA/PFS, CFP and president of Wealthstream Advisors in New York, but he cautions that investors should be careful not to let the tax tail wag the investment dog. “You

need to make a decision about whether you are holding certain positions for the long haul. The uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff should encourage you to determine your specific goals and then create a plan to help you get there.” Before you pull out last year’s returns out as a guide for this year, take note of the following benefits which expired and/or have not yet been repealed as of this writing and will not be available for tax year 2012: Personal tax credits allowed against regular tax and alternative minimum tax; - Work opportunity tax credit; - Deduction for state and local general sales tax;

- Deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses; - Deduction for educator expenses; Non-business energy credits; - Credit for tax credit bonds; - Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit; and - Enhanced adoption credits. Still, there’s plenty of work to do, starting with changes to tax law that are set to expire at the end of the year, which affect everything from mortgage rules, to education funding, to employee benefits. Four of the big ones include: Mortgage relief: Homeowners who have restructured their mortgage debt since the housing crash have enjoyed a big tax benefit: no tax on the amount of debt that was reduced or forgiven. Before the Great Recession, if a lender agreed to reduce principal or release a mortgagee from an obligation, it was considered income. Starting January 1, 2013, any debt discharged will be considered income and taxes will be owed on the amount forgiven. Year-end tip: If you are working on a loan modification or a short sale, try to get it done in 2012. Medical Expenses: Currently, unreimbursed medical

expenses, including amounts paid as health insurance premiums, are deductible to the extent that they exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income.However,theAffordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) increased the threshold for deducting medical expenses. In 2013, medical expenses will be deductible only to the extent that they exceed 10 percent of AGI, except for taxpayers age 65 and older. Year-end tip: Try to accelerate medical expenses in 2012, especially if your adjusted gross income will be lower this year. Flexible spending account limits: Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) allow employees to direct pre-tax dollars into separate accounts to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses like co-payments, deductibles, orthodontia and eye care. Previously, employees’ contributions were only limited by their specific plan’s rules. However, the Affordable Care Act will impose a cap of $2,500, as of January 1, 2013. Year end tax tip: If both spouses work, each could elect up to $2,500 under his or her employer’s FSA plan, if the family’s needs warrant that amount. Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) contributions: Previously known as Education

IRAs, Coverdell accounts can be opened at most financial institution (banks, mutual fund companies, brokerage firms). Contributions grow tax free until distributed, if the funds are used for qualified education expenses.For 2012,the aggregate annual contribution limit to a Coverdell ESA is $2,000 per designated beneficiary of the account. In 2013, the amount is scheduled to decrease to $500. The $2,000 limit is phased out for individual contributors with modified AGI between $95,000 and $110,000 and joint filers with modified AGI between $190,000 and $220,000. For 2013, the AGI limits are scheduled to be reduced to $150,000 and $160,000 for joint filers, although the AGI limits for other filers remain the same. Year-end tip: Maximize ESA contributions for 2012. Stay tuned next week for some more year-end tax tips and saving strategies. (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editor-atLarge for www.CBSMoneyWatch.com. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her podcast and blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@ moneywatch.com.)

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Languedoc: France’s Hidden Corner Sunny, out-of-the-way Languedoc is an intoxicating part of the world. Stretching from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees in southwest France, it shares a balmy climate, winter wind, grapevines, and the sea with Provence, its better-known neighbor. But to me, Languedoc somehow feels more real. I first came here as a teenager, when I visited Languedoc’s spectacular fortified town, Carcassonne. Sitting on the ramparts, I wrote in my journal: “Before me lies Carcassonne, the perfect medieval city. Like a fish that everyone thought was extinct, somehow Europe’s greatest Romanesque fortress city has survived the centuries. I was supposed to be gone yesterday, but here I sit imprisoned by choice - curled in a cranny on top of the wall.” Anyone can feel like a kid on a rampart in this ultimate walled city, but it’s easier to savor its fairytale towers, turrets, and cobblestones if you don’t have to swim against the midday mobs. Salespeople stand guard at the doors of their souvenir shops, creating a cheesy gauntlet of tacky temptations. But in the early morning, the evening, or off-season, a quieter Carcassonne is an evocative playground for any medievalist. The massive walls enfolding the old town are nearly two miles around, with 52 towers, each topped with a “witch hat” turret. For good measure, an outer rampart was added about 1300. While the double walls seem mighty enough, moats strengthened the city’s defenses. Moats weren’t actually filled with water and alligators - they were just a dangerous no-man’s-land designed to expose attackers. The only way to beat a place like Carcassonne was a starve-’emout siege. (Charlemagne tried it, but gave up.) During Carcassonne’s golden age - the 1100s - troubadours sang ballads of ideal love, chivalry was in vogue, and a pragmatic spirit of tolerance ruled.The area became a center of the Cathars - a heretical Christian group. They opposed the over-thetop materialism of the Church, which put them on a collision course with the pope. But as France consolidated its central power, it clamped down on feisty groups like the Cathars,

even in this remote corner of the country. The king and the pope joined forces to launch the brutal 13th-centur y Albigensian Crusades. The Cathars retreated to isolated strongholds in the hills, but in the end were ruthlessly wiped out. Today the ruggedly beautiful land around Carcassonne is dotted with their haunting castle ruins - the closest are those at Lastours and Minerve (accessible only by car and with a good map). Scrambling around remote ruins and meditating on medievalism always whets my appetite. In Languedoc, I go for stick-to-your-ribs cassoulet. This regional specialty is an old Roman concoction of goose, duck, pork, sausage, and white beans. Be warned: “Going local” here can get you tripe (cow intestines) or foie de veau (calf liver). Whatever you order, wash it down with one of the region’s well-made wines. In these parts, the Cathars were also called Albigensians named after the nearby town of Albi. This enjoyable river town of sienna-toned bricks and halftimbered buildings has two world-class sights: a towering cathedral and the ToulouseLautrec Museum. Albi’s big and bold St. Cecile cathedral is hard to miss - it’s the biggest cathedral of brick in the world. It looks less like a church and more like a fortress. In fact, it was a central feature of the town’s defensive walls. Built during the height of the Cathar heresy, this place oozes power get on board, or get run over. Next to the church, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum contains the world’s largest collection of artworks by the famous hometown boy. Born in Albi in 1864, Henri de ToulouseLautrec was crippled from youth (probably due to a genetic disorder). His father, once an engaged parent, lost interest in his deformed son. Henry moved to the fringes of society, where he gained an affinity for other people who didn’t quite fit in. Henri later moved to Paris and made his mark painting the city’s underclass. His candid portraits -

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Carcassonne’s double walls, turrets, and towers are best explored early or late, when the tide of tourists has turned.

of winos, prostitutes, and cabaret dancers - are uniquely colorful and graphic. His advertising posters for Paris’ theaters and dance halls were his bread and butter and today are some of his most recognizable works. Toulouse-Lautrec died at 37, unmourned and unappreciated by the art establishment. Luckily the mayor of Albi had the good sense to accept his artwork when his heirs offered it to the city. Languedoc’s hard-fought past and independent spirit

are evident everywhere - in its landmark fortified city, ruined castles, hearty cuisine, and go-italone art. Venture to southwest France to discover this distinctly local culture. (Rick Steves (www.ricksteves.com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. Email him at rick@ricksteves.com and follow his blog on Facebook.)

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Real Estate & Business

Interpersonal Edge advice from 2012 As loyal readers know, at the end of each year I summarize the advice I gave over the year into one practical wisdompacked column. Thank you for sharing your struggles, insights and victories! So, dear readers, here you go, and Happy Interpersonal Edge Holidays! -Be intentional about what you want. Before you enter a communication, consider the specific outcome you want. If you want there to be coffee when you get to the break room, don’t make vague, negative statements such as, “Stop being thoughtless,” or “Don’t use the last of the coffee.” Instead, try, “When I arrive at 8 a.m., I’d like coffee in the pot.” -If you can’t figure out what you want in your career, use your “magic wand” to imagine

what your job and workplace would be like if you could simply make it so. Watch the YouTube video of what happens next. The more concretely you know what you want, the better your chances of getting it. -Skip the blame preamble before you ask for what you want. People don’t help people who blame them - period! As satisfying as it is to get an apology, most people won’t cough up remorse for not doing what you want. You get to pick between chasing an admission of guilt or going straight for results. -Stop waiting for people at

work to do the right thing because you asked. Instead, always, always communicate an optional unpleasant consequence with a request. Consider this approach: “There are two choices on this report: If I get it by 8 a.m., you get to present your ideas to the board. If I get it later, your ideas won’t be part of the proposal.” -Accept narcissism as a workplace reality. People do what they do because they believe it is in their best interests. Many find this both unacceptable and annoying. Nevertheless, objecting to reality will never change it, and it may inconvenience you. Instead, appeal to the underlying interests of others to get what you want. -Look for opportunities to leave people in a better

position than the one in which you found them. Everyone responds to others who have an authentic desire to benefit them. If you try to manipulate people with no genuine interest in their well-being, you will get nothing. If you try to manipulate people with the same techniques but actually want to help them, the world is your oyster! -Irrationality rules the workplace. We may pretend we are doing things for rational reasons, but the truth is that the heart, not the head, is where the power resides in your workplace. -Get to know the last great frontier: your own heart. The only way to unlock the mystery of other people is to get to know yourself profoundly and thoroughly. If you understand

your own heart, the motivations of others will be easy for you to understand. -If you’re having a really bad day, do everything you’ve been avoiding. Since it is hard to fall off the floor, start to use your bad days to become bold. How much worse can it get, eh? (Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www.interpersonaledge. com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.)

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Helping the correct way Dear Dave, I’m trying to help my son and daughterin-law by encoura g ing them to get out of debt and live on a budget. It hasn’t been a problem to give them money when they’ve asked in the past, but I’m afraid they’re still in a mess. How can I make sure I’m doing the right thing? Margaret Dear Margaret, The first thing you need to do is sit down and have a serious, loving talk with them. If they’ve

asked for money before, and it has become something of a trend, you have a right to know more about their circumstances. In addition, they need to understand that opening up and being honest about their situation and behavior is a requirement for them to receive more of your help. I know you guys love each other, but be prepared for them to get defensive. Lots of times people are embarrassed to talk about their mistakes, no matter how nicely you approach things. They may decide not to answer any questions and that it’s none of your business.That’s fine, too. Just make sure they understand Mom won’t open her checkbook unless they open up about their finances.

This isn’t about you being nosy or controlling. It’s about making sure you’re not giving a drunk a drink and further enabling any misbehavior. Then, if they’re willing to talk, and as a result, you feel they truly need help, make sure any money you give them is a gift, not a loan. I know it hurts to see them go through rough times, Margaret. But if they’re acting irresponsibly with money, they need to suffer the consequences of their actions. That, along with your love and advice, can help them turn the corner and win with money! —Dave

A dated offer Dear Dave,

I have one bill left from an emergency room visit earlier this year, and I’m trying to settle with a collections agency. They’re willing to accept half of the $930 owed, but they want me to pay online or by phone, and I don’t feel safe doing that. What should I do? Allison Dear Allison, If they’re willing to lower the bill by half, then you need to get that in writing. If you don’t have it in writing, you don’t have a deal. And whatever you do, don’t give them any form of electronic access to your money. I’ve seen too many collectors lie to people about “agreements,” then go in and raid their accounts.

Just tell them to send you, by email or regular letter, a statement saying that $465 will be accepted as payment in full for the debt. Also, tell them you’ll turn around the day you receive this letter and send them a cashier’s check for that amount. Until then, they can go jump in the lake! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 5 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.


THE BUGLE JANUARY 3, 2013 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 515 LAUREL AVE, ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS 60446 (RESIDENTIAL). On the 16th day of January, 2013, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff V. DELIA ARA; DELIA GARCIA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant. Case No. 12 CH 1222 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact: Johnson, Blumberg and Associates, LLC 230 West Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 312-541-9710 312-541-9711 (fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 104 SIX PINES DRIVE ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 (BROWN WOOD SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A ONE CAR ATTACHED GARAGE UT 1-13-3 HONEYTREE S/D UT1 S/D OF PRT NW4 SEC27 T37N R10E 3RD P.M.). On the 16th day of January, 2013, to be held at 12:00 noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse under Case Title: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff V. MARIA TREJO Defendant. Case No. 10 CH 5320 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. Judgment amount is 204,636.28 plus interest, cost and post judgment advances, if any. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: PIERCE & ASSOCIATES ONE NORTH DEARBORN THIRTEENTH FLOOR CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 312-346-9088 312-346-1557 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

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PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL )

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS. COUNTY OF WILL )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff,

FEDERAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff,

vs.

vs.

MARIA TREJO Defendant. No. 10 CH 5320

DELIA ARA; DELIA GARCIA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant. No. 12 CH 1222

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 6th day of March, 2012, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 16th day of January, 2013, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: UNIT 1-13-2 IN HONEYTREE SUBDIVISION, UNIT ONE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED 11 JULY 1972 AS DOCUMENT R72-019368, AND CORRECTED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED 31 OCTOBER 1972 AS DOCUMENT R72-031828, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 104 SIX PINES DRIVE ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: BROWN WOOD SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A ONE CAR ATTACHED GARAGE UT 1-13-3 HONEYTREE S/D UT1 S/D OF PRT NW4 SEC27 T37N R10E 3RD P.M. P.I.N.: 12-02-27-102-020 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. Judgment amount is 204,636.28 plus interest, cost and post judgment advances, if any. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: PIERCE & ASSOCIATES ONE NORTH DEARBORN THIRTEENTH FLOOR CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 312-346-9088 312-346-1557 (Fax) PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

MORTGAGE

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 24th day of July, 2012, PAUL J. KAUPAS, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Wednesday, the 16th day of January, 2013, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, on the first floor in the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: LOT 11, BLOCK 12 IN HAMPTON PARK SUBDIVISION UNIT NUMBER 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 33 AND THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 34, IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, AND IN RANGE OF 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 4, 1958, IN PLAT BOOK 31, PAGE 25, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 856059, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 515 LAUREL AVE, ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS 60446 Description of Improvements: RESIDENTIAL P.I.N.: (12)02-33-212-011 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Johnson, Blumberg and Associates, LLC 230 West Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 312-541-9710 312-541-9711 (fax) PAUL J. KAUPAS Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 12/20, 12/27, 1/3


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