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MARCH 27, 2014

Vol. 8 No. 38

New athletic, events center ofďŹ cially opens New sports complex is breaking new territory for the village

>> see the full story on page 5

By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Calling it a catalyst for growth and a move that is garnering attention from nearby towns and beyond, officials cut the ribbon for Romeoville’s John noak Athletic and Events rOmeOville mayOr Center. Mayor John Noak, village trustees, politicians from across the >> see athletic | PaGe 5


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Brannigan wins 3rd District nomination Repealing the Affordable Care Act is one of the main issues she plans to tackle vote. Humbled by the win, Brannigan said she was Sharon Brannigan proud the race was clean won the GOP and respectful, thanking nomination for the her supporters. 3rd Congressional Current Palos Township District and will now Trustee Brannigan is a take on Democratic flower shop owner from Sharon incumbent Dan Brannigan Orland Park, who follows Lipinski in the GOP republican a family history of small general election nominee business ownership. district 3 come November. Obamacare and repealing Brannigan took home the the Affordable Care Act (ACA) race with 62.6 percent, while is one of the main issues she her opponent Diane M. Harris plans to tackle. But she is also garnered 37.4 percent of the set to fight for citizens Second By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Amendment rights. Brannigan is in support of “an overall plan that lays the groundwork for a stronger economy and a brighter future for citizens of the 3rd Congressional District and all Americans. It includes some simple things most of us can agree on, some tough choices, and a lot of common sense.These solutions will help create new jobs today, make families more prosperous across the country, and expand opportunity for everyone – without expanding government.” To do so, she believes in an approach that expands American energy production, to create jobs, boost manufacturing, and

Brannigan is in support of “an overall plan that lays the groundwork for a stronger economy and a brighter future for citizens of the 3rd Congressional District and all Americans. It includes some simple things most of us can agree on, some tough choices, and a lot of common sense.” make energy more affordable. Lowering health care costs and bolstering research; expanding educational opportunity; simplifying the tax code and controlling spending are among many issues she expects to focus on. Lipinski was re-elected in 2012 for his fifth term. After the latest census, District 3 now includes a small portion of Joliet (Precinct 1, 2, and 3 only)

Crest Hill, Lockport, Romeoville, Homer Glen, Lemont, Orland Park, Goodings Grove, a section of Tinley Park, and parts of Cook County in the Chicago area which include Oak Lawn, Bedford Park, McCook, Summit, Hodgkins, Countryside,Willow Springs,Burr Ridge, Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, Burbank, Hometown, Palos, Palos Park, Palos Hills, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Merrionette Park, Worth, LaGrange and Alsip.


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11th district

Veteran politician takes 11th Congressional District Representative Darlene Senger will serve as the Republican candidate in November By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Three-term state Representative Darlene Senger will serve as the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives 11th Congressional District, winning the general election with a slight lead over her opponents. In what was one of the most highly watched Congressional races in the Illinois primary, four GOP candidates made a run for the seat, Grundy County Board Member Chris Balkema, who was a close second with 33 percent of the vote; businessman Bert Miller with 26 percent, and conservative talk show host Ian Bayne with 3 percent. “We did it, though it was a little bit of a nail-biter, we did it,” said Senger. Though early results showed Balkema taking a lead, Senger won the spot with 38 percent of the vote, after DuPage County tallies were in, her home base in Naperville. She thanked her volunteers and supporters, and gave a personal nod of thanks to several, including Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar. “Voters made a choice, and with that decision, the message is out—we don’t like the direction the country is

moving in and Senger we want you to change it,” said Senger. She said her focus would be to repeal Obamacare and find ways to resolve the debt problem. “Those who know my work, know this: I am a problem solver and a solution finder,” Senger said. She will face off against Democrat U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville in the general

“today puts us one step closer to restoring responsible, accountable leadership for the families of the 11th district,” senger said. election this November. In the November 2012 race, Foster ousted veteran Republican Judy Biggert in the l1th Congressional District. Biggert claimed a Republican stronghold in the area for more than a decade beginning her reign in 1999. Senger believes Republicans can take it back. “Today puts us one step closer to restoring responsible, accountable leadership for the families of the 11th District,” Senger said in a later statement. “I want to thank my opponents

for the good debate and discussion during this election season, and I want to thank the voters for the trust and faith they put in me today. “During his three-terms in Congress, Bill Foster has been a rubber stamp for more spending, higher taxes and bigger government-including Obamacare. The result of Bill Foster’s votes has been devastating for working families in Illinois.” The new 11th District now stretches through Chicago’s western suburbs and covers five counties:Kane,Kendall,DuPage, Will and Cook. It includes the following communities Aurora, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Darien, Downers Grove, Naperville, Lisle, Willowbrook, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, New Lenox, Romeoville, Shorewood and Burr Ridge. As a state representative, Senger has earned accolades for her work to hold the line on taxes and promote job creation in Illinois. Recently, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce honored Senger with their “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award for her legislative work to encourage job creation and economic expansion in Illinois. The National Federation of Independent Business honored Senger with their “Guardian of Small Business Award” for her efforts to help small businesses in Illinois expand and succeed.

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New Lenox administrator named Principal of Early Childhood at VVSD

Jacci Brown

Jacci Brown from Cherry Hill Early Childhood Center will succeed Donna Nylander in 14-15 school year

An administrator with an extensive background in early childhood education has been named Principal of the Valley View Early Childhood Center for the 2014-15 school year. Jacci Brown, who is currently Principal of the Cherry Hill Early Childhood Center in New Lenox School District 122, will succeed Donna Nylander, who is retiring at the end of the

current school year. Ms. Brown has been with District 122 since 2008, serving as Early Childhood Coordinator and Assistant Principal for four years before becoming Principal. Prior to that,she was Coordinator for the birth-to-three at-risk pre- kindergarten programs in Matteson Elementary School District 159 for four years and a parent-educator for the program

for three years. A former pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 1st grade teacher in Blue Island School District 130, Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education from Governors State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational School Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.


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Kelley gets Democratic nomination for Sheriff Provisional ballots will be counted April 1, said Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots

special victims unit to address serious crimes such as domestic violence, sex crimes, crimes involving children and the elderly and people who have special needs. Mike Kelley easily Deputy Chief of the Special Some of the existing detectives won the Democratic Operations Bureau from could be specially trained to handle nomination for Will District 5 State Police. these crimes. County sheriff over His prime goal has to “If I were elected sheriff, I would two challengers on do with stabilizing the spend the first 100 days working March 18. But we’ll department’s budget so through initial changes and likely have to wait that they can continue to problems,”he said.“During the next a while to find out provide the appropriate 100 days, I would spend 50 days the Republican who services to the public in a patrol car without wearing a mike kelleY will face him in demOcratic sector. He did not proposed rank or an insignia. Then I would November. work the next 50 days in the Will nOmineefOr Will new programs during the After votes cOunty sHeriff campaign, County jail as from all 303 Will he said, a correctional “the department County precincts were tallied because “I know officer. in the last four to Tuesday night, Ken Kaupas, 54, of the sheriff’s office “I would six years has not Shorewood received 20,388 votes is not in a position then be able progressed forward to 20,165 for Nick Ficarello of to afford them. I to see the Manhattan Township. Provisional do not support department in any way. As far ballots still must be counted, and all raising levies and from the as personnel are votes must be canvassed. That will tax rates. We have bottom up concerned, we can’t take a couple weeks. There also all been extended and make catch up,” Kelley said. m a n p o w e r could be a partial recount with a to the point vote so close. where we cannot decisions. The Provisional ballots will be do more. When only way to counted April 1, said Will County you have these budget issues, you do a feasible manpower study is to Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots. must look at the core mission of get in the trenches and see what it On the Democratic side, Kelley the police department.” takes.” of Lockport finished with 5,523 Ficarello, 57, is a retired deputy He said he would also like to votes to 4,194 for Steve Egan of chief from the Will County Sheriff’s use the federal drug asset seizure Joliet and 4,063 for Ed Bradley of Department. He worked in special accounts to fund the department. University Park. operations, investigations and at “There is $2.1 million in these Kaupas, cousin of outgoing the Will County jail. He also worked accounts, and the money can be Sheriff Paul Kaupas, currently as a part-time officer for the Posen used to offset expenses that would serves as Deputy Chief of the police and is a licensed private typically be funded by the county Special Operations Bureau of the detective. board and the taxpayer.” Will County Sheriff’s Department. He proposed zero-based Kelley,47,is aWill County Sheriff’s He has been a police officer budgeting to address the budget Police sergeant, former executive for 30 years and is retired as a problem and seeks to create a board member of ASFCME 2961,

former executive board member of the FOP Labor Council and a former executive board member of MAP 123. He said many co-workers asked him to run. “The department in the last four to six years has not progressed forward in any way. As far as personnel are concerned, we can’t catch up.We do not have the manpower we need.The morale in the department is one of the lowest I have seen my 25 years there,and it is based on the lack of progression throughout the department, the lack of manpower on the street and in the Will County jail. I want people to want to come to work.” He also wants to change the structure of the officers’ shifts in the patrol division and the Will County jail. “They currently work eight-hour shifts, but most of the larger departments have gone to a 10- or 12-hour shift structure.Then there would be twice the amount of manpower working patrols during the peak hours of the day, making it safer for the community.” Kelley also suggested forming a partnership with their drug unit and the Cook County unit to work on the heroin problem. “In my office, we have charged the person who supplied a deceased person with heroin. If we can lock them up for dealing and contributing to a death, they would serve more time.” >> tO see tHe full versiOn Of tHis stOry, cHeck Out BuglenewSpaperS.com

NEWS BRIEFS community electrical aggregation program alert A company claiming to be associated with the Village of Romeoville electrical aggregation program, has been calling residents, and going door to door attempting to convince residents to switch their supplier. The Village of Romeoville’s electrical aggregation provider FirstEnergy Solutions does not call, or solicit door to door, in our community. The Village of Romeoville’s contract with FirstEnergy runs through October 2014 and is not expiring in May as some of these companies are claiming. Any changes to the Village’s electrical aggregation program will come via mail with both the Village logo and the suppliers logo on the envelope. The village is urging residents to obtain the names of any company who contacts them claiming to be working with the Village and contact the village immediately. For more information about the program, contact Village Hall at 815-886-7200.


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New Romeoville Goodwill plans continue For Goodwill to proceed, the village changed the zoning to accommodate the retail center By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

After several attempts at choosing the right location for a new Goodwill facility, further concept plans that change the zoning for the shopping center are in order. Goodwill is set to construct a new retail/donation center in the Creekside South Commercial subdivision at Airport and Weber roads. The 17,000-square-foot facility is being constructed on Airport Road, in the 2.73-acre lot next to the Aldi store. For Goodwill to proceed, the village changed the zoning to accommodate the retail center. The original zoning did not allow anything other than sporting goods. In changing the ordinance, Village Manager Steve

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Submitted plans for the new Goodwill to be built at Weber and Airport Roads.

Gulden said the language still prohibits any undesirable uses should Goodwill ever decide to leave in the future. A special use permit also was granted to allow for both the retail store and space for a donation drop off. In addition, a new tower will grace the storefront. While the move will increase signage, the architectural design is an

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Submitted plans for the new Goodwill to be built at Weber and Airport Roads.

>> athletic, from page 1 area attended an official ribbon cutting Monday, March 24, commemorating a key initiative for the village, years in the making. Romeoville’s new sports complex is breaking new territory for the village in its attempt to redevelop the area, already attracting soccer moms and basketball dads from near and far. “This is the face of revitalization,” said Rick Hitchcock, of the Hitchcock Design Group. “We

connectivity to the signalized intersection,” said Noak. “I see cars that try to dart across when they are not supposed to. Shoppers in the area will now have more options to get in and out of that shopping area.” The access road will now be fully open once construction begins. In 2009, the ring road connecting the Aldi store to the proposed stop light on Airport Road was approved. With the addition of Goodwill, the original plan will change. “This is going to be an asset that will fill a need for our

residents,” said Trustee Joe Chavez. “This facility will offer a great value and will also offer a more important link (road access) to the Aldi shopping area. It’s a dangerous area over there. The new entrance will enhance the entire quadrant of that intersection.” There will be three access points for Goodwill customers to use throughout the development: an existing right in/right out off of Weber Road; a full access in/ right-out only in front of Aldi and a full access signalized intersection lining up with the entrance into Wal-Mart off of Airport Road. The building is expected to meet village code and will be designed with brick accents at the entrance and dropoff. The facility design will be composed with a mix of columns, windows with blue metal canopies, medallions and the tower feature. The donation drop-off will have an extended canopy to shelter vehicles and customers when dropping off items.

amazing building that will offer an untold amount of different events and is a catalyst for the entire community,” said Noak. The center has already garnered commitments from organizations such as Chicagoland Soccer, Oakbrook Soccer Club, Runnin Rebels, and football groups like Blue Chip; the Junior Alliance Volleyball league and Top Tier Baseball. The center includes two permanent basketball courts, six portable basketball courts over an indoor soccer field used from April through October; one indoor soccer field; community

meeting rooms, and concessions with vending and seating. In addition, the center will play host to the annual HEROs event, to promote awareness about heroin addiction, sponsored by Will County and drawing thousands. A public-private partnership, Indoor Sports Management Inc., will run the facility. Indoor Sports is run by the developers and management entity which has operated the Darien Sportsplex, the St. Charles Sportsplex and the McCook Athletic and Event Center (The Max). A community open house will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.April 12.

“This is going to be an asset that will fill a need for our residents,” said Trustee Joe Chavez. “This facility will offer a great value and will also offer a more important link (road access) to the Aldi shopping area.

have worked all over the region, and this is seen as a great catalyst for growth—there is now a close eye on Romeoville.” Hitchcock applauded the efforts of the village, noting a future for Uptown Square that will, in addition, bring retail, restaurants and beautiful spaces to the Route 53 corridor. “Kudos to the mayor and the trustees and everyone for taking a big leap of faith, which is hard to do when you think about revitalization,” said Hitchcock.

attractive feature the village preferred and one that will provide more visibility from Weber Road. Mayor John Noak said the new design would be an enhancement for the overall area, including the street access that will change the traffic flow in the center that has been deemed dangerous. “The most exciting aspect is the fact that this will allow the

Dewberry architect Dan Atilano echoed those comments, calling the village’s initiative one that will be remembered. “It’s about reaching out to do what’s best,” said Atilano. “You may not always be first, but when you do the best when you do it. Congratulations to Romeoville for a being a leader and building a model that I am sure others will follow here and beyond.” With much fan fare in the late fall of 2012, developers broke ground on the new Athletic and Events Center, which sat adjacent to the decrepit strip mall, Spartan Square. The old site known as Spartan Square has been visually transformed with the construction of the new center with the 76,000 square foot Athletic and Event complex serving as the recreational anchor to its new Uptown Square development along Route 53 and Normantown Road. Noak congratulated staff, acknowledging herculean efforts to accomplish the feat, and also reminding the community the center is about its citizens and for its citizens. “What we see here today is an


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Police Blotter

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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.

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James Germany, 44, 12500 W. Bernice, Tucson, AZ, was arrested at 10:11 p.m. March 3 and charged with DUI, improper lane use and no insurance near Weber Road and Airport Road.

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Jeffrey Vermeulen, 32, 411 Madison St., Lockport, and Wayne Vermeulen, 38, 407 Kenyon, was arrested at 12:37 a.m. March 9 and charged with public fighting in the 700 block of N. Independence.

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Manuel Montoya-Rangel,37, 33 Kentland, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. March 12 and charged with no valid driver’s license and a traffic sign violation near Budler Road and Tuscany.

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Alejandro Cortez, 22, 1226 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 8:42 p.m. March 12 and charged with no valid driver’s license, no insurance and speeding near Taylor Road and Paragon.

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Julio Lopez, 36, 4333 W. 99th Place, Oak Lawn, was arrested at 2:03 p.m. March 13 and charged with an in-state warrant near Crossroads and Theodore Court.

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Eduardo Gomez, 24, 1320 S. State St., Lockport, was arrested at 5:03 p.m. March 13 and charged with no valid driver’s license and improper lane use north of Weber and Renwick Roads.

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Jacqueline McGaughy, 50, 505 S. Ottawa, Joliet, was arrested at 5:10 a.m. March 14 and charged with no valid driver’s license and improper lighting near Weber and Taylor Roads.

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Juliana Oglesby, 18, 1562 Woodland Lane, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 12:35 a.m. March 15 and charged with no valid driver’s license, no insurance and disobeying a stop sign near Normantown and Center Roads.

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David Berry, 28, 909 Vine St., Joliet, was arrested at 10:09 a.m. March 15 and charged with possession of cannabis,

speeding and the possession of drug equipment near Route 53 and Phelps. Follett, 39, 14451 10 Amanda Smith Road, Lockport, was arrested at 1:55 a.m. March 17 and charged with DUI, speeding and improper lane use near Route 53 and Belmont.

Victor Negrete-Flores, 35, 240 Highpoint Drive, was arrested at 12:56 p.m. March 18 and charged with no valid driver’s license, no insurance and improper lane use near Weber and Renwick Roads.

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Plainfield, was arrested at 6:56 p.m. March 18 and charged with no valid driver’s license, expired registration and in-state warrants on Romeo and Weber roads. Gregory Healy, 54, 8855 Windsor Lane, Bridgeview, was arrested at 11:51 a.m. March 19 and charged with retail theft

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in the 0-100 block of S. Weber Road. Jermol Tilson, 20, 139 Foxglove Court, was arrested at 2:32 a.m. March 20 and charged with aggravated assault, parole violation and unlawful use of weapon in the 100 block of Foxglove Court.

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Dems use newfound hammer on each other Democrats were able to knock off one of their own by running a union-backed candidate By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

I remember an episode of the old “Andy Griffith Show” where Deputy Barney Fife decides to run against his boss, Sheriff Andy Taylor. He pretty much vilifies his boss – whom I believe also was supposed to be his cousin in the show – until the very end when Andy gets up before a riled-up crowd of Mayberry folk and quietly tells them why he has done the things of which Barney has accused him. When he is done, Andy quietly sits down among his fellow townsfolk, who all look pretty ashamed by now. No more so than ol’ Barn, who just about wants to tuck his head into his tweed coat. At the end, Barney apologizes and weakly holds out his hand in a gesture of hopefully being forgiven by Andy. Andy, being Andy, of course smiles and shakes Barney’s hand. All is forgiven. Except it looks as though Aunt Bee still wants to invite Barney over for a fivefinger sandwich. I’m with her. There is absolutely no way I would have been able to shake the hand of

a person who spent the better part of several months dragging me and my reputation through the North Carolina dirt. In fact, I probably would have asked him for his gun and his one bullet and hit him over the head with both and told him to get his bony butt out of town.

candidates in primaries have to go at each other like piranhas to earn the right to go after the opposing party. But then, who knows you better than your own political family? Clearly, I am not candidate tinder. Candidates in primaries have to go at each other like piranhas to earn the right to go after the opposing party. But then, who knows you better than your own political family? Sure, they know where all your skeletons are buried. They probably even helped you bury them. Way back in 2012, the Democrats on the Will County Board got a pleasant surprise when, through a variety of happenstance, they wound up with a tie on the board: 12

Democrats and 12 Republicans. With County Executive Larry Walsh, a Democrat, able to break a tie, that gave the Democrats on the board something they hadn’t had in more than 30 years: a majority. Since then, the County Board Democrats have been able to make the rules, fill the committee chairmanships and just have the overall knowledge that if things get sticky with their Republican counterparts, they have the hammer. That is, until last year when more than 1,000 Will County employees went on strike after they could not reach an agreement with county officials on a new way to calculate benefits that would have them paying more out of pocket. A few weeks later, the strike was over. The county settled for salary increases that would amount to 14 percent over three years, but the union members, as well as other county employees, still would have to pay a percentage of the premium of their chosen plan, rather than a percentage of their salaries. County officials said in some cases, that could double the out-of-pocket cost for employees’ insurance. But they also said they could not afford to keep paying >> see hammer| PaGe 19

Letter to tHe editor

Applauding a good neighbor, a good friend She inspires and empowers with her faith in all religions The ambassador of Romeoville is my friend Carmen Rocha. She also is a friend to anyone. The definition of an ambassador is to bring countries, states, villages, and people together. Through the years, Carmen has volunteered many times for her church: The Golden Ager club, drives anyone, anytime to a doctor, etc. If you called her with an emergency, she would drop whatever she was doing and try to help.

My grandson came to visit me from Phoenix. He had an issue, and Carmen stepped in and helped, as usual. This is her way with everyone. Carmen is a personal testimony to all. She illustrates and displays love, kindness and genuine goodness. In today’s world, she is genuine. She has a profound impact on everyone. She is laudable and humble at the same time. She inspires and empowers with her faith in all religions. She helps greatly when life “throws a punch.” Her faith and her heart are in her face. She NEVER gives up. I am fortunate to call her my best friend.

Carmen had to be hospitalized for about three weeks. Her wonderful family and friends surrounded her around the clock. The Mayor of Romeoville sent her flowers, too. She is very proud to be a resident of our village Romeoville. Our village is very communityminded, with excellent leaders. I write this to publicize and applaud her as a person. I also write this to promote the reality of kindness in people. There is greatness through goodness. Carmen is that example. Shirlee J. Pergler Romeoville


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and so it begins ... again

I-55 Bridge, road construction to resume March 31 By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

Just a few hours after spring officially arrived on March 20, Illinois transportation officials announced construction work on both directions of the Interstate 55 Des Plaines River Bridge will resume March 31, weather permitting. And a day after that, they said one southbound lane would close the evening of March 21. Temporary nighttime lane closures on southbound I-55 will continue through March 31. As early as March 31, they said, a long-term closure of one lane of southbound I-55 will begin. The long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 will follow in mid-April. Each lane northbound and southbound will be reduced to 13’ - 10”. A series of warning signs will be erected in advance of the lane closure and in advance of the last interchange. Warning signs will be at entrance ramps from Illinois 113, Illinois 129, Lorenzo Road, River Road, Arsenal Road, Bluff Road, U.S. 6 and I-80. Transportation officials said the lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs and painting on both structures; bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure. Traffic cross-overs after mid-April will be utilized to allow work on the northbound truss structure while the southbound carries traffic across the Des Plaines River. The anticipated completion date for this project is Sept.1, 2014. Heavy traffic is expected in this area with long delays. Last year,

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Temporary nighttime lane closures on southbound I-55 will continue through March 31.

long back-ups were common during morning and afternoon rush hours. Accidents were as well,as drivers failed to slow down in time or tried to maneuver around traffic. The Channahon Fire Protection District handled 22 calls between May 1 and Nov. 23, during which

Heavy traffic is expected in this area with long delays. Last year, long backups were common during morning and afternoon rush hours. 74 people were treated. Three people died in connection with construction on the Des Plaines River Bridge on Interstate 55 last year. Channahon Fire Chief John Petrakis told a blue ribbon committee Jan. 23 that most of the calls they had involved people from out of the area. The committee, led by state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, met the first time in November to try to find out ways to reduce accidents. The Illinois State Police will be patrolling the work zone 24 hours a day throughout the construction

season with extra troopers. They will enforce what they call the “Fatal Four” violations; speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence and seatbelts. They urge motorists to make safety their number one priority. IDOT officials said they had many signs out last year, which some drivers either ignored or did not realize that construction was as intensive as it was. Michael Wiater of IDOT told the panel they are confident a new Intelligent Transportation System plan will help.That system will be able to detect backups immediately and let drivers know via electronic signs to slow down, take caution or take an alternative route due to an accident or lengthy backup. System sensors, eleven portable changeable message signs and cameras will monitor traffic to give real-time updates of travel times and stopped conditions throughout the work zone. As traffic builds, the signs will change with appropriate messages for motorists. Some changeable signs will be placed in advance of the alternate route designated for this project. An alternate route using I-80 and Illinois 47 to bypass the I-55 construction zone has been posted.


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1 Army NCO 2 Earring shape 3 Most massive known dwarf planet 4 Dog star’s first name? 5 It may be covered 6 “__ Chicago”: 1937 Tyrone Power film 7 Exploding stars 8 Brit’s oath 9 Balderdash 10 Contented sigh 11 “Say __” 12 Contrive 13 Actress Massey 14 French royal name of yore 18 Violinist Zimbalist 22 The Colorado runs through it 23 R.E.M.’s “The __ Love” 24 Bonkers 25 Use a Pink Pearl 26 Project detail, briefly 27 They’re run at bars 28 Chem lab abbr. 31 Defeats, as a bill 32 European prefix 34 Green machines?

35 Medical lab vessel 36 Item in a pool 38 “Did you __?!” 40 Surplus store caveat 43 “Three Sisters” playwright Chekhov 45 Bits of advice from gramps, perhaps 47 Jalopies 48 “Sesame Street” striped-shirt wearer 49 Cuban girlfriend 50 Latin stars 51 Enjoys a lucky streak 52 Editor Marshall and singer Lisa 55 Toledo thing 56 “Star Wars” creature 57 Kin of -ess 59 “Woo-__!” 60 Old Opry network 61 1942 FDR creation 62 Asian occasion

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Horoscopes Your love life may take wing on rising thermals in the week ahead. Focus on companionship and working with others rather than competing with them. This is not a good week to launch major initiatives.

If you play your cards right and follow the game plan properly, your piggy bank will benefit from small economies. Lovers find your romantic appeal deliciously tantalizing, but stick with the tried and true this week.

Strive to cooperate with friends and a silver lining could appear behind dark clouds. Tension-filled celestial alignments make this a poor week to initiate key projects or sign contracts of extreme importance.

You take pride in being open-minded and sincere, and rewards for being so generous are just around the corner. However, in the week ahead, your tolerant nature may be stretched to its limits by unexpected events.

You may think you’re moving with accelerating power in the week to come. Be sure to double check your impressions to be sure you’re not merely answering the persuasive call of excitement that rescues you from dull routines.

Let trust override suspicions in the week ahead. Fight any dour mood that tries to set in before you get into the swing of things. You might not like to pinch pennies, but a dollar saved is as good as a dollar earned.

A choice might appear in the week ahead that affects your pocket money, and since there’s a 50 percent chance of being wrong, it’s best to hold off on major decisions. Remain magnanimous in the face of small irritations.

You could concentrate on finances or your lack thereof to the exclusion of other more important matters. Don’t hide away with a calculator when affectionate others long for your company. Pamper your partner this week.

Those who are egging you on may not have your best interests at heart, but you can profit from their zeal. Take criticism with a grain of salt and hold off on making significant purchases in the early part of the week.

Greener pastures may beckon in the upcoming week. Important changes that are outside your control may be in the works, however, so you’d be wise to not begin anything significant until the dust settles.

You may struggle to get to the bottom of a problem with a significant other or co-worker, but once you discover the truth it will be easy to overcome. Be sure to get plenty of sleep in the week ahead to offset nervous energy.

Loved ones may be generous with affection and willing to forgive passing spats in the early part of the week. If romantic ardor has cooled, this is the perfect time to stoke up the fires and prove your commitment.

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Raiders sweep MVP honors Ryaen Johnson totals 8 blocks

Gage Davis tallies 24 points in win

By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

After not winning a game for the first four years of the Voyager Media Prep Shootout, the North boys team made it back-to-back wins Saturday night with a 98-83 victory over the South squad at the Sullivan Center on the campus of the University of St. Francis. The North was paced by a pair of Bolingbrook players, as Gage Davis led the scoring with 24 points and Shakur Triplett added 23. Triplett dominated the first half with 20 points before intermission, while Davis tallied 20 after the break including four three-pointers. “I was in a race with my teammate, Gage Davis, for MVP,” said Triplett, the Ashford University recruit. “So I was just trying to beat him. Every time he scored, I was just trying to get a bucket and just trying to have fun. It was really fun; I really enjoyed it, to be selected for the all-star game.” Davis did edge out Triplett for the Most Valuable Player Award, making it the second >> see BOYS | page 12

Gage Davis (top) Ryaen Johnson (right) pose with Voyager Media General Manager Mike James after winning MVP awards. Mike Menozzi/For the Bugle

The sixth annual Voyager Media girls all-star basketball game Sunday night at St. Francis University’s Sullivan Center was the last hurrah for four senior members of the record-setting 2013-14 Maine East team. The quartet, consisting of forwards Shaylee Sloan and Maria Protic, and guards Elanta Slowek and Jazlene Gonzalez, helped the Demons win a conference title and post 20 victories—the first time in school history that a girls basketball team has achieved either benchmark. They also were instrumental in lifting the North all-star team to 64-38 victory over the South. Sloan, Protic, Slowek and Gonzalez combined for 24 points, and all four were out on the floor for a four-minute stretch during the second half. I told Jaz(lene) on the bench, >> see GIRLS | page 15


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>> BOYS, from page 11 year in a row a Raider has taken home the award, as Ben Moore won last year. “We were having fun and trying to see who could get it,” said Davis, who is playing for IPFW next season. “We try to make a name for ourselves at the Brook. It was nice to come out here and play in this game. I wish we could come out here and do one of these every weekend. This is the last thing I could do for the Brook, so get the MVP of an All-Star game is great.” Bolingbrook players now own four of the top five highest scoring games in the Prep Shootout, as they join Moore (27) and Antoine Cox (21, 2010) on the list. Plainfield North’s Ryan Crowe still holds the top

spot with 42 in 2009. The one thing different for the North team is that unlike the South squad that features teams from the same few conferences, the North has more of diverse grouping, pulling from five separate leagues. “I didn’t really didn’t know anyone on my team and it is always cool to get out and meet new people and they seemed like really cool people,” Davis said. Joining The Raider duo in double figures for the North were Paul Engo, III of Downers Grove South and Shane Murray of Lisle. “I was just happy to be invited here, to come out here and play with these guys,” Engo said. “All these guys are really good. Coming into the game, I just wanted to have fun and have

Sports that last experience of playing high school basketball.” “This was a nice place to be because it was pretty much all of the best players in the area. It was more or less a fun game than a serious game. Everyone was trying to throw down dunks. I came out here to just have fun; it was fun,” Murray added.“I expected seeing better competition (here) than I did the whole season (in Class 2A). All of these players are better than what I’ve seen all season. I had a lot of fun with it.” Also getting in the books for the North team were Lisle’s Jeremy Glavanovits (4), Ray Greco of DGN (3), Bolingbrook’s CJ Redmond (5),Danny Spinuzza of DGS (7) and Andrew Palucki of Maine South (7). “This was a lot different,” Palucki said. “Maine South is

more structured; we have a role and we know what to do. Here, you just go out and play; it’s kind of like AAU. It’s kind of fun to play relaxed and just have fun.” The South team was paced by 16 points from Lockport’s Grover Anderson. “Unfortunately we didn’t get the win, but it was still all fun,” he said.“We have played against each other since grade school and now we get to play with them.” Two of the players that played together all season accounted for one of the major highlights of the game, as Joliet Central’s Jonah Coble hit teammate Antonio Dyson for a thunderous Alley-Oop dunk. “We have been doing that all season,” said Coble, who had 11 points in the game. “We knew

what to do. He told me to throw it, I threw it.” “I told Jonah I needed one and he said, ‘let’ do it right here’ so as soon as it opened up, we got it,” said Dyson, who ended with six points on three dunks. For Dyson, who attended Lockport sophomore year, it was a chance to play with former teammates as well. “It felt good playing together all on one team,” he said.“A team like this would have won state.” The other highlight came on an oop from Romeoville’s Travis Lacey to Joliet West’s Allias Roberts-Burnett. “It was a great experience, it was awesome,” said RobertsBurnett, who had 4 points. “That was all I really wanted to get that one big dunk.” Lacey added 12 points to go with his highlight assist. “I was very happy,” he said. “I was able to score some points, have some fun with a great group of guys out there.” While the North team was comprised of several conferences, the South was just two, the SouthWest Suburban with Lockport and the Joliet schools and the Southwest Prairie, which houses Romeoville, Minooka and the Plainfields, who they have seen a lot of each other all season. “It was fun to play with a good group of guys that play the game well,” said Minooka’s Adam Alexander, who had two points. “We are all mutual friends, we all play AAU, so it was great to come out and play together.” “It was different, but was a >> see BOYS | page 17


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Romeoville resident Bennett earns NCAA win By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

DAYTON, OH - Last year, Plainfield Central alum Derrick Marks became the first District 202 basketball player to play in a Division I NCAA Tournament game when Boise State played in the First Four in Dayton. On March 19, Plainfield East alum Brian Bennett became the second player to see the floor and was the first to win a game, as Cal Poly defeated Texas Southern 8169. It was the first ever NCAA tournament appearance for the Mustangs, and thus, their first ever win. “We just talked about getting into the NCAA tournament this year,” Bennett said. “At times this

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Romeoville resident Brian Bennett celebrates an NCAA tournament game win.

year we didn’t know if we were going to make it. When we got to the Big West Tournament, we thought of it as a new season and we gave it our all and it worked out well. I can’t explain to you the feelings we have had. We don’t want to leave, we wanted the feelings to last.” Nate Fox, a Plainfield graduate, was a member of the Boston College team that won a game in 1997, but he did not play in the game. Bennett, a Romeoville native, didn’t start the game, but came in within the first four minutes. He made an immediate impact, going 3-for-3 from the floor in four minutes before picking up to quick fouls and sitting out the rest >> see NCAA | page 14


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Romeoville resident Brian Bennett scored 10 points in his first NCAA tournament game.

of the half. He finished the game 5-for-5 from the field for 10 points, to go along with an assist. “The nerves definitely didn’t get to me,” Bennett said. “We got here yesterday and had the open practice and got a feel for the court.When I walked on the court, I really liked it. I felt good yesterday and in the 20-minute shoot around today. I felt good in warm-ups. I was just thinking to finish and to attack. Later on I realized I might not have any rebounds, so I have to do something else to help the team. I just kept playing hard and knew my teammates had faith in me. “Once you make one or two you always feel you are on fire. You have that heat check shot. My heat check went in, so it was my night.” “Brian has been improving all year long,” Cal Poly coach Joe Callero said.“He is by far our most polished post player offensively. We have a three-headed post and each player brings a special talent. Brian can really score the ball.” Bennett also picked up a pair of fouls in the second half, but was able to avoid fouling out. “I’ve been dealing with foul trouble a lot,” Bennett stated.“I just learn how to play with it. You get five fouls for a reason. The two in the first half kind of hurt because I was on a little run and the team was on a big run.” The win set up a battle with undefeated Wichita State Friday in St. Louis and his hometown was in support throughout the run. “It’s really exciting,” Bennett said.“It is really something special. I’ve been talking to everyone at East and a bunch of people said they were coming to St. Louis if we won in Dayton.” Having games in the Midwest has allowed family and friends to attend his games. “Both of my parents were here. My aunt and her boyfriend were here,” Bennett said.“My mom, aunt and her boyfriend drove 12 hours from Florida here and my mom is canceling the rest of her vacation to go home with my dad so she can be in St. Louis.” Bennett was excited to get a crack at the No. 1 seed, even tough the Mustangs lost, 64-37 “I’m not going to be scared,” Bennett said before the game with Wichita. “We’re all going to be nervous, it is a huge game. I am super excited and super >> see NCAA | page 17


Sports >> GIRLS, from page 11 1‘Just when I was starting to let it go, and now I see them play again ,’ ” said Maine East head coach Karol Hanusiak, who coached the North all-stars. “This was pretty special; this was nice. One, to have four kids representing our school at this game, and to be able to sit on the bench with them. “We were texting each other last night (Saturday), ‘One last time; one last time.’ ” The North led from the outset and never relinquished its lead the entire evening, save for a 4-4 tie early in the game on a free throw by the South’s Jenae Rowe of Joliet West. The North increased its margin to 7-4 on Kate Moriarty’s (Chicago Resurrection) three-point play and a basket by Bolingbrook’s Ashley Drain. “I liked playing against the other team because I knew some of the girls over there so it was kind of fun even though it was competitive,” said Drain, who tallied 10 points. Drain’s teammate, 6-2 center Ryaen Johnson, hit a jumper to give the North its first doubledigit lead of the contest, 19-9. Johnson ended up scoring eight

points, but it was her dominant defensive performance that enabled her to be named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Johnson blocked eight shots. “This is my first MVP (award of any kind) so I’m definitely excited,” said Johnson, who’ll be suiting up collegiately at Loyola University next winter. “But again, it was just about having fun. It was really good, especially playing with my teammate Ashley, and just playing with the (other) girls, the energy they brought. Everybody was just really working hard and going hard. It was fun.” A Naomi Mays three-pointer made it 22-16, but that would be the closest the South would get the remainder of the game. “It was a lot of fun, I had a great time,” the Lockport senior said. “I just came out here to have fun and I really enjoyed it and I am glad I played. I was a great experience.” The North closed out the half with Downers South’s Claire Hardy—who led all scorers with 11 points—taking a feed from Sloan for a layup and a 2416 advantage. “Going in, I didn’t think I was going to be scoring 11points,”

said Hardy, who had not picked up a basketball since the Mustangs’ season ended a month ago. “I just came here to have fun and play some basketball. I didn’t know what to expect. All the girls were super friendly and just having fun. It was nice coming back out here because I really miss it.” Maine East players closed out the scoring for the North in the first half. Protic drove the baseline for two that put the North up, 26-16, and a Sloan free throw enabled the team to take a 27-17 halftime lead. “It was pretty awesome,” said Sloan, who netted 10 points and will be playing at North Park University in Chicago.“I’m so happy and grateful to be able to play with my teammates one last time. It was fun to play all of the different schools and I’m glad to get the opportunity.” Protic, the winner of this year’s Jeremy Izzo Character Award—given each year to an all-star game participant who displays the class, character and sportsmanship exhibited by the late Joliet Catholic Academy boys basketball coach—scored nine points. She said she was honored to receive the award.

THE BUGLE MARCH 27, 2014 “I was excited because our coach and our teammates and people recognize what you do off the court as well and helping teammates during practices,” Protic said. “For me it’s about us as a team growing. We did end up winning conference. When they needed me to shoot, I was there to shoot and if they needed rebounders, I was there as a rebounder. It was just a team role where if they needed me I was there.” The North held the South without a point for over five minutes to begin the second half until a basket by Andreana Johnson (four points) of Plainfield East ended the drought. “I really liked to play against players from within the conference that we have played against all year,” Johnson said. “I really got to meet the girls and I really enjoyed myself. It was very fun to play in this No. 4 jersey one more time.” Rowe, Mays and Raytoria Richardson of Joliet Central each finished with seven points to lead the South in scoring. “I had a lot of fun,” Richardson said. “It was fun playing with players that we have played against all year. You know how

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to play them, but you don’t know how to play with them. This is a very good season of basketball for me and it was fun way to wrap it up.” Also suiting up for the South team was Chavon Banks of Joliet Central (four points), Jada Brown and Jacqui Eubanks of Plainfield South, Valencia Chandler (five points) and Kailey Foster of Joliet West, and Brittani Wayne of Plainfield North. “This is the last time in the Steelmen uniform and I am going to miss it and I really enjoyed coming out here,” Banks said. “It was a good last game ever for me,” Wayne said. “I had a great time playing with my former teammate (Andreana) Johnson. We used to play together at Plainfield North. It was great to be on the floor with her one more time and to be on the floor once more in the Tiger uniform.” Putting on their school colors for the last time on the North team was Sierra Birdsell of Lisle, Eden Olson of Benet, and Breanna Sobotka of Resurrection. Mark Gregory and Scott Taylor contributed to the story


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BOYS BBALL Points Per Game Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Sean O’Mara, Benet Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Joe Mooney, Notre Dame George Sargeant, Maine South Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Paul Engo, III, Downers South Jalen Jackson, JCA Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Grover Anderson, Lockport Evan Hines, Niles West John Campbell, Lockport Devin Blake, Downers North Corey Evers, Plainfield South Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Andrew Palucki, Maine South Romeo Magliore, Niles West Kelly, Westmont Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Miles Snowden, Plainfield South Little, Westmont Collin Pellettieri, Benet Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Kevin Krieger, Plainfield North Jake Smith, Minooka Shane Murray, Lisle Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Shane Ritter, Plainfield South Jacob Buchner, Plainfield South

23.3 23.0 18.8 18.0 17.1 17.0 14.9 14.9 14.8 14.7 14.1 14.0 13.4 13.3 12.9 12.9 12.4 12.3 12.1 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.0 9.9 9.8

Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Robbie Brooks, Plainfield Central Jeremy Glavanovits, Lisle Nick Novak, Plainfield East Jojo Rios, Niles West Joe Butler, Minooka Myles Farley, Downers North Ray Greco, Downers North Adam Alexander, Minooka Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Jon Arenas, Maine South D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Logiurato, Westmont Rebounds Per Game Sean O’Mara, Benet Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Jeremy Glavanovits, Lisle Devin Blake, Downers North John Campbell, Lockport Antonio Dyson, Joliet Central Zach Trussell, Lisle Miles Snowden, Plainfield South George Sargeant, Maine South Shane Murray, Lisle Joe Butler, Minooka Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Shakur Triplett, Bolingbrook Kelly, Westmont Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Josh Smith, Plainfield East Calvin Brooks, Plainfield South Josh Dillingham, Bolingbrook Kevin Krieger, Plainfield North Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Brad Hund, Plainfield Central Jeff Washington, Joliet West

9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.1 8.8 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.1 13.0 10.0 9.0 7.8 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.3 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9

Assists Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Collin Pellettieri, Benet Grover Anderson, Lockport Andrew Palucki, Maine South Logiurato, Westmont Myles Ward, Plainfield East Sean Maloney, Maine South Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Joe Mooney, Notre Dame Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Little, Westmont Ralph Blakney, Lockport Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Nick Novak, Plainfield East Jalen Jackson, JCA Jon Arenas, Maine South Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Jonny Butler, Minooka Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Corey Evers, Plainfield South Kelly, Westmont CJ Redmond, Bolingbrook Tim Doll, Westmont Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East John Campbell, Lockport Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Jared Whitacre, Downers North Joe Butler, Minooka Neal Tyrell, Minooka Deiondre Taylor, Lockport Jojo Rios, Niles West Isaiah Webster, Plainfield North D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West

105 100 92 90 87 87 86 80 80 77 75 74 70 70 68 64 63 60 58 57 57 54 54 52 51 51 51 47 46 45 44 43 39 38 35 34

Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Steals Grover Anderson, Lockport Corey Evers, Plainfield South Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North John Campbell, Lockport Romeo Magliore, Niles West Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central Andrew Palucki, Maine South Logiurato, Westmont Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Jon Arenas, Maine South Danny Spinuzza, Downers South Ralph Blakney, Lockport Paul Engo, III, Downers South Nick Novak, Plainfield East Myles Ward, Plainfield East Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Little, Westmont Jonny Butler, Minooka Neal Tyrell, Minooka D’Anthony Wright, Joliet West Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Kelly, Westmont George Sargeant, Maine South Joe Butler, Minooka Deiondre Taylor, Lockport Caleb deMarigny, Maine South Jojo Rios, Niles West Tim Doll, Westmont Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Sean Maloney, Maine South CJ Redmond, Bolingbrook Jake Pedrelli, Maine South Josh Smith, Plainfield East Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West

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Field Goal % Tristin Esker, Plainfield East Shane Murray, Lisle George Sargeant, Maine South Julian Torres, Bolingbrook Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Shakur Triplett, Bolingbrook Davis Neilands, Maine South Free Throw % Caleb deMarigny, Maine South George Sargeant, Maine South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West Odi Audisho, Niles West Andrew Palucki, Maine South Matt Hund, Plainfield Central Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Grover Anderson, Lockport Connor Bielat, Lisle Allias Roberts-Burnett, Joliet West Romeo Magliore, Niles West Cappel, Minooka Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Brodric Thomas, Bolingbrook Gage Davis, Bolingbrook Ralph Blakney, Lockport Torrens, Westmont Myles Farley, Downers North Jonah Coble, Joliet Central Neal Tyrell, Minooka 3-pointers Collin Pellettieri, Benet Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Evan Hines, Niles West Paul Engo, III, Downers South

.684 .667 .660 .630 .600 .595 .590 .940 .840 .838 .810 .806 .790 .790 .773 .761 .760 .750 .757 .750 .747 .742 .740 .734 .720 .717 .715 .710 96 59 50 47

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Sports >> STATS, from page 16 Nick Novak, Plainfield East 43 Jalen Jackson, JCA 41 Danny Spinuzza, Downers South 39 Ray Greco, Downers North 38 Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook 37 Dwight Watkins, Plainfield Central 36 Jojo Rios, Niles West 35 Ahmad Gibson, Niles West 33 Caleb deMarigny, Maine South 33 Johnny Kostelz, Plainfield Central 30 Andrew Palucki, Maine South 28 Shane Ritter, Plainfield South 26 Mike Ruwoldt, Joliet West 26 Jonah Coble, Joliet Central 25 Devin Blake, Downers North 25 Romeo Magliore, Niles West 24 Gage Davis, Bolingbrook 24 Neal Tyrell, Minooka 23 Sean Maloney, Maine South 23 Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central 20 GIRLS BBALL Points Per Game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA 18.2

>> BOYS, from page 12 good feeling to get to play with guys you have fought against all year,” said Plainfield Central’s Logan Velasquez, who scored five. Also scoring for the South >> NCAA, from page 14 pumped.” For the season Bennett averaged more than six points per game to go along with 3.2 rebounds and 11 steals in 18.9 minutes. He started 15 games, many of those in the first half of the year. “Whatever coach decides is what goes,” Bennett said.“Coming off the bench, starting, it doesn’t matter to me. I just want to help my team out. This year I didn’t start as much as last year, but it didn’t hurt me, it helped me grow

Jaida Green, Downers North Aysia Bugg, Bolingbrook Emily Schramek, Benet Erin Heide, Minooka Emily Eshoo, Benet Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Jordan Heberg, Plainfield North Sarah Costello, Downers North Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Lexi Marin, Romeoville Peyton Winters, Downers North Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Kathleen Doyle, Benet Monica Barefield, Joliet West Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Elanta Slowik, Maine East Claire Hardy, Downers South Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Ryaen Johnson, Bolingbrook Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Chantell Mack, Joliet Central

15.9 15.2 14.9 14.9 14.5 14.3 14.0 13.3 12.3 11.9 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.0 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.8

Destiny Hollins, Lockport Cherish Smith, Romeoville Nina Anderson, Maine South Naomi Mays, Lockport Rebounds Per Game Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Sarah Costello, Downers North Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Claire Hardy, Downers South Shaylee Sloan, Maine East Cherish Smith, Romeoville Hailey Schoenman, Maine South Maria Protic, Maine East Peyton Winters, Downers North Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Kelly Carnagio, Minooka Ryaen Johnson, Bolingbrook Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Jacqui Eubanks, Plainfield South Ty Battle, JCA Sydney Arlis, Minooka Nina Anderson, Maine South Kyla Creal, Lockport Jenae Rowe, Joliet West

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were Calvin Brooks (10) and Miles Snowden (8), both from Plainfield South, Joliet West’s Elliot Fizer (2) and Plainfield East teammates Nick Novak (2) and Miles Ward (4). With all the Plainfield schools on one team, it made Ward

wonder what if. “People always talk about if all the Plainfields were one school,” he said. “This was a chance to see how that would be. It would be pretty fun.”

as a basketball player and a young man.” “Joel Awich gives us a lot of defensive energy the first five minutes,” Callero said. “I think gives Brian the opportunity to settle down and not pick up that first foul. There is a good tempo when he comes in with that second group. He gives us a threat with that group.” Callero has been impressed with the transformation Bennett has made since he first started recruiting Bennett as a junior at Plainfield East.

“I saw him his junior year and he was overweight,” Callero said.“He had great hands and a great feel for the game, but he was 280 pounds. We told him to lose some weight and he could be a great Division I player and he did that. He lost 25-30 pounds. He came here and lost another 10 pounds. He has improved he aggressiveness, his IQ. He is a great kid. It is nice to bring kids in from out of state and they embrace the school and make it their home.”

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Ally Fink, Plainfield South Rachel Sutphin, Plainfield South Adriana Acosta, JCA Assists Sarah Costello, Downers North Jaida Green, Downers North Brooklyn Bachmann, Minooka Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Bre Sobotka, Resurrection Aysia Bugg, Bolingbrook Juatece McNear, Joliet Central Kelly Kons, Maine South Monica Barefield, Joliet West Sam Fagenholz, Maine South Sydney Arlis, Minooka

4.8 4.8 4.7 149 103 93 85 79 78 70 69 68 66 66

Erin Heide, Minooka Skyle Osborne, Romeoville Tyler Everett, Plainfield South Taylor Farrell, Resurrection Nina Anderson, Maine South Christina Ekhomu, JCA Lexi Marin, Romeoville Bethany Bachmann, Minooka Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Kathleen Doyle, Benet Ty Battle, JCA Lauren Porcelli, Downers North Jnaya Walker, JCA Megan Roberts, Maine South Destiny Hollins, Lockport

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Benet takes second in state By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

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Josh Yesufu drives to the basket for two of his six points in the Class 4A state final game.

PEORIA - Heading into the IHSA Class 4A state championship game Saturday night at Carver Arena, no one was giving Benet much of a chance against Whiney Young, the state’s No. 1 team and Dukebound Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 ranked senior player in the nation. After the opening quarter, it looked as if the masses were correct, but Benet forged back and went on an 8-0 run late, putting a scare into the Dolphins, but coming up just short, falling 46-44. “We knew we were the underdogs, we were picked to lose this game by 27 points and that really fired us up to be honest,” said Benet senior Sean O’Mara. “To come into the game and think we were going to lose would have been stupid. We got here and we deserved the same respect that they got. We had to play great teams to get here and we played some of the same teams they did and the spotlight was not new to us, but they are a great team and they got us tonight.” Young opened the first quarter with an 18-10 lead, while the Redwings held them to just 28 points the rest of the contest. “They scored 18 points in the first quarter and 28 in the next three,” said Benet coach Gene Heidkamp. “I think the key for us is, we didn’t shoot very

well in the first half, we had the looks and we were unable to put the looks down. We stabilized the defense, but we fell just a little short. I think this team is a very, very good team and I think we proved it here tonight. They really showed here that they deserved to be in the championship game.” The battle of the big men was more on the defensive end, as O’Mara and Okafor each had eight points. O’Mara added eight rebounds and three assists. “He is a tremendous player,” O’Mara said of Okafor. “He is going to Duke for a reason, he is No. 1 in our class for a reason. He played very well tonight. We double teamed him and tried different stunts on him. He is very physical. It is not often I find kids that can match physicality. I know three kids in the state, me, Clff (Alexander of Curie) and Jahlil. We are the only ones that can body up with each other.” Colin Bonnett led the team with 12 points, while Collin Pellettieri added 11. Despite the loss, O’Mara is proud of what Benet (25-8) accomplished in the game. “I am really proud of the way my team played,” O’Mara said. “We worked since summer of last year to get to this position and I would have liked it to go another way, but just being here with these guys is great. This is a great team and I am so proud to be their leader and their captain. It has been a blessing to be a Redwing.”

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Benet took control of the game an 11-2 second half run that pushed the game from a 2121 tie to giving the Redwings a nine-point lead late in the fourth quarter en route to the 38-33 win over Edwardsville. Bonnett and Josh Yesufu each tallied 10 points to lead the Redwings to the state final matchup.

SUPERSECTIONAL The Redwings almost didn’t advance to the state semifinal as they needed a 62-59 comefrom-behind win over Glenbard North in the Class 4A Hinsdale Central Supersctional. Benet had the most losses of any team to advance to the state final four since 2010 when Simeon advanced and won the state title with nine losses. To advance to state, Simeon’s then-senior Brandon Spearman nailed a desperation three at the buzzer to tie the game against none other than Benet in the Hinsdale Central Supersectional. Simeon would win 58-50 in double overtime. Pellettieri was 8 of 16 from behind the arc, with the final shot coming in the final 25 seconds with the Redwings down by two. A defensive stop on a block by O’Mara and a pair of Liam Nelligan free throws completed an epic comeback as Benet advanced to the state semifinal. Follow @Hear_The_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.com


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Keep the lifestyle simple, don’t focus on luxuries

Don’t go nuts with big, new stuff - more you put toward debt, faster it goes away Dear Dave, I recently got a new job that will increase my income by $20,000 a year. I’ve got $65,000 in debt, and I’m trying to pay it off, so I know I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any suggestions for a situation like this? Mitchell Dear Mitchell, Congratulations on your increased income! The first thing I’d tell you is not to get used to any permanent luxuries while you’re paying off debt. Go out and celebrate with a really nice dinner or something like that after you get your first paycheck. But don’t go nuts or pick up any big, new stuff. The more you put toward debt, the faster it goes away.

>> hammer from page 7 for the higher premiums. Or rather, the county’s taxpayers could not afford to subsidize the employees’ premiums. It would have been nice to say that was that, and move on. But some County Board Democrats with strong ties to labor instead decided to take aim at members of their own party for looking out for the taxpayers as a whole instead of the union members. The Democrats were able to knock off one of their own on March 18 by running a unionbacked candidate, Lauren Staley-Ferry, against Diane Zigrossi, who had been very visible during negotiations as chairman of the Insurance and Personnel Committee. I have been in that position: stabbed in the back by people whom I thought were my friends or at least peers on the same team. And I’ve had to sit and work with them again after that. It’s not fun. Frankly, in this case, I don’t know how you go back to being one, big happy family on the County Board floor after that. Maybe, you just don’t. If not, the union may have won on March 18, but county Democrats as a whole suffered a big loss.

Giving a tenant mercy

Dear Dave, I own a one-bedroom I’ve been doing this condo that I’m using as financial thing for a a rental property. The lot of years, and the current tenant’s old Says one thing I’ve found Dave agreement is up soon, but money advice that gets people out by dave ramsey she signed a new lease of debt is passion. I less than a month ago and want you to be so passionate gave me a deposit, plus the first about getting out of debt that month’s rent. Just the other day, you don’t even consider doing she called and wants to back out anything else until it’s all gone. of the agreement. She said she Your thought process needs to discovered after she signed that be,“Wow, I got a new job making her ex is having serious health more money. I can get out of problems, and she needs to debt even quicker!” move to help take care of their Again, I’m okay with you kids. What do you think I should adjusting a bit that first month do? and having a little fun to celebrate Flavia your good fortune. But after that, Dear Flavia, I want you to turn around and I own a bunch of rental attack the debt with even more properties, so I know for a fact intensity than before. Way to go, that as a landlord you run into Mitchell! all kinds of situations. Some are —Dave more genuine than others. I

I’ve been doing this financial thing for a lot of years, and the one thing I’ve found that gets people out of debt is passion. I want you to be so passionate about getting out of debt. would want some proof as to what’s going on, but on the surface it sounds like she’s got a valid reason for wanting to cancel the agreement. Basically, she’s asking for your understanding and mercy. If it were me, and what she’s said turned out to be true, I’d try to lease the place to someone else as quickly as possible, and I’d refund her the deposit plus any money it doesn’t cost you in the process. In other words, if it took two weeks to find another tenant, then I’d give back the deposit and two week’s rent. Of course, if she’s in really bad shape—and you’re on solid enough financial ground to withstand the blow— you could let her out of the agreement completely and move

on to finding another tenant. You don’t want to profit from someone who’s genuinely struggling. But you have to look out for yourself and, if possible, try to break even. Regardless, I wouldn’t take advantage of anyone who’s truly going through hard times. That’s just not right. —Dave *Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2005 PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC. ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-WHQ4 Plaintiff, -v.PAM M. STILTNER, et al Defendants 1 : 12 CV 7392 JUDGE SHARON JOHNSON COLEMAN NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER’S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 7, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 9:30 AM on April 22, 2014, at the office of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old Frankfort Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5 FERNWOOD CT, Romeoville, IL 60446 Property Index No. 02-27301-071. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $166,499.52. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95179. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95179 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 7392 TJSC#: 34-4109 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I596840 Published 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10


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“THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE” W13-2827 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Pablo Palencia; Abelina Palencia; LVNV Funding LLC; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Pablo Palencia, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Abelina Palencia, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendants. 13CH 3264 Judge Thomas Thanas NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: -Pablo Palencia -Abelina Palencia that Plaintiff has commenced this case in the Circuit Court of Will County against you and other defendants, for foreclosure of a certain Mortgage lien recorded against the premises described as follows: LOT 29 IN BLOCK 6 IN HAMPTON PARK UNIT 10 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 3, 1968, AS DOCUMENT NO. R68-6757, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 315 Mckool Avenue, Romeoville, IL 60446 PIN: 11-04-04-211-008 said Mortgage was given by Pablo Palencia and Abelina Palencia, Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R2009040906. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on APRIL 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Will County Court, Annex 3rd Floor (Arbitration Center) 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR MEDIATION WILL BE TERMINATED. UNLESS YOU file your appearance or otherwise file your answer in this case in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Will County, Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet IL 60432 on or before April 14, 2014, A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED FOR IN THE PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W13-2827 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2005 PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-WHQ4 Plaintiff, -v.PAM M. STILTNER, et al Defendants 1 : 12 CV 7392 JUDGE SHARON JOHNSON COLEMAN NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER’S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 7, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 9:30 AM on April 22, 2014, at the office of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old Frankfort Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 106 IN HONEYTREE SUBDIVISION UNIT 5, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, AND IN RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 14, 1972 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R72-19651, AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED OCTOBER 31, 1972 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R72- 31827, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 5 FERNWOOD CT, Romeoville, IL 60446 Property Index No. 02-27-301-071. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $166,499.52. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 2630003. Please refer to file number C14-95179. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95179 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 7392 TJSC#: 34-4109 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE ROMEOVILLE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as successor in interest to Silver Hill Financial, LLC, Plaintiff, v. GARY R. WATERS; SANDRA L. WATERS; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; CITIBANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS; NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; and UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Defendants. 14 CH 337 1424 Sherman Road Romeoville, IL 60446 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to the following: UNKNOWN OWNERS, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS AND UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Generally. Notice is hereby given to Defendants in the above-entitled suit that the above-named Plaintiff has filed its Complaint in said Court for Foreclosure pursuant to the mortgage foreclosure laws of the State of Illinois, of the lands and premises in the Complaint situated in Will County, State of Illinois: LOT 2 AND THE EAST 15 FEET OF LOT 3, IN BLUFF TRAILS SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 28, 1988 AS DOCUMENT NO. R88-12087, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 02-23-203-002-000. Common Address: 1424 Sherman Road Romeoville, IL 60446. that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is now pending. The said Complaint is for the foreclosure of the mortgage. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above-named Defendants, file your appearance in the said suit in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, on or before the April 28, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Stephen G. Daday Aaron D. White, Jr. Klein, Daday, Aretos & O’Donoghue, LLC 2550 West Golf Road, Suite 250 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-590-8700 Firm No. 3127015 I597810 Published 3/27, 4/3, 4/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTYJOLIET, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, vs. Weslake Country Club Association aka Weslake County Club; Gleneagle Homeowners’ Association; Coleen P. Bailey; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Timmothy Bailey aka Timmothy Don Bailey aka Timmothy D. Bailey; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 14 CH 373 PropertyAddress:1874Pebblestone Drive, Romeoville, Illinois 60446 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Timmothy Bailey aka Timmothy Don Bailey aka Timmothy D. Bailey and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 88, IN WESLAKE S U B D I V I S I O N NEIGHBORHOOD 1, UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP

36 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 20, 1996 AS DOCUMENT NO. R96-84558, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 03-12-202-037-0000 Said property is commonly known as: 1874 Pebblestone Drive, Romeoville, Illinois 60446, and which said mortgage(s) was/ were made by Timmothy Bailey and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number R2010130926 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Will County on or before April 28, 2014 a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I597883 Published 3/27, 4/3, 4/10


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Thai chilies like these or other small hot red or green chilis can be used to add zest to the soup base.

One of the great things about this soup, apart from its aromas, flavors and textures and the ease of cooking it, is how readily you can find the ingredients. easiest to shop for and prepare at home - is a version of tom ka gai,Thai-style chicken soup, with a spicy coconut-flavored broth; little chicken dumplings; and the slippery, satisfying, translucent strands known as glass noodles, cellophane noodles, or bean threads. One of the great things about this soup, apart from its aromas, flavors and textures and the ease of cooking it, is how readily you can find the ingredients. Not only are ethnic markets more widespread today, especially in larger metropolitan areas, but also most of the items are now available in the produce and Asian foods aisles of most well-stocked supermarkets. And, if you can’t locate some of them, I’ve offered

substitutes or alternatives in the recipe. Once you have all the ingredients, you’ll be surprised how quickly the soup comes together. Total prep time is only about 15 minutes, and you can cut up the ingredients, make the soup base, and mix and form the dumplings ahead of time. The cooking time itself, including the soup base, totals about 30 minutes. That makes this soup ideal even for dinner on a busy weeknight. Because, as we all know wherever we live, cold winter weather and the need for warming soup - doesn’t discriminate between our working days and weekends.

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THAI COCONUT-LEMONGRASS SOUP WITH CHICKEN DUMPLINGS Serves 4 as a main course, 8 as an appetizer

SOUP BASE: 5 cups organic chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons bottled Thai red chili paste 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or wide strips of zest cut with a swivel-bladed peeler from 1 lemon 20 fresh Thai basil leaves or regular basil leaves 2 small fresh Thai chilies or other small hot red or green chili

Spicy, broth-based Asian soup will chase away the winter chill

Even here in Southern Califor nia, where I live, some winter nights can be so chilling that it feels like you need to serve wolfgang puck’s s o m e t h i n g kitchen special to By Wolfgang chase away Puck the cold. And one kind of dish in particular does that job for me especially well: a big, hot bowl of soup. I like most soups in weather like this. Given my choice, though, I go for a broth-based soup. The light yet flavorful liquid seems to speed its warmth straight into my body. (Just think of the effect chicken soup with rice or noodles probably has on you.) I’ll go even further and say that I would prefer it if that broth also tasted not only rich, which seems to me to increase its comforting powers, but also spicy, a quality that does a great job of amplifying the warmth the soup delivers. All those qualities lead me, in the end, to a particular region of origin for my soup: Asia, where you’ll find all kinds of wonderful broth-based,hearty,well-seasoned soups, from China’s hot-and-sour soup to chili-spiked Japanese miso soup with ramen noodles to yuk gae jang, a spicy Korean soup with beef and noodles. I can find them all at the many ethnic restaurants around Los Angeles. But the one I like to make most of all for myself - one I also find

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CHICKEN DUMPLINGS: 1 pound lean ground chicken 4 teaspoons potato starch 2 teaspoons bottled mushroom soy sauce 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 teaspoon bottled Thai or other Southeast Asian fish sauce Pinch freshly ground black pepper 12 sugarcane sticks, each about 4 inches long, optional

COCONUT SOUP: 2 cups canned coconut milk 12 Kaffir lime leaves or 12 strips lime zest, each about 3 inches long Salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh lime juice, to taste 2 tablespoons palm sugar or light brown sugar GARNISHES: 2 ounces dried Thai glass noodles (also called bean thread or cellophane noodles), soaked briefly in water until softened 2 small leeks, white parts only, thoroughly rinsed, cut lengthwise into thin julienne strips 1 medium carrot, cut lengthwise into thin julienne strips 8 Thai chilies or other small, red or green fresh chilies, halved lengthwise, stemmed, and seeded 8 Kaffir lime leaves, cut crosswise into thin strips, or 1 tablespoon thinly shredded lime zest

First, make the Soup Base: In a large saucepan, combine the broth, chili paste, lemongrass, Thai basil, and Thai chilis. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces to about 4 cups, about 10 minutes. Set the pan aside. For the Chicken Dumplings, put the ground chicken, potato starch, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir well with a fork until thoroughly blended. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions; with clean, moistened hands, form each around an end of a piece of sugar cane; or, alternatively, into a spherical dumpling. Put on a clean plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cooking time. To put together the Coconut Soup, add to the pan of reserved Soup Base the coconut milk and Kaffir lime leaves or lime zest strips. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Taste and adjust the seasonings as you like with salt, pepper, lime juice and sugar. Gently add the dumplings, avoiding splashing, and simmer until they have cooked through, about 7 minutes. To assemble and garnish the servings, divide the softened glass noodles among 4 large individual soup bowls. Place 3 dumplings on top of the noodles in each bowl, leaning the sugar cane sticks, if using, against the side of the bowl. Ladle the hot broth from the saucepan evenly among the bowls. Garnish each bowl with leeks, carrot, chilies and lime leaf or zest. Serve immediately.

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