Page 1


NEWS Developer breaks ground on TJ Maxx

SPORTS Spartans earn ďŹ rst dual win PAGE 11


Your Community, Your News

MAY 1, 2014

Vol. 8 No. 43

valley vIeW

New principal at Jonas Salk >> see tHe FUll story on PaGe 5

Photo by Laura KatausKas/ staff rePorter

Senator Pat McGuire speaks with residents in Bolingbrook at one of three town hall meetings held throughout the district.

Irene King Assistant Principal Laura Lucas will become new Principal By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Jonas Salk Elementary School will welcome a new principal for its 2014-2015 school year, a veteran in the district, Laura Lucas plans to take the helm holding the

laura lucaS irene King elementary scHool assistant principal

>> see PrinciPal | page 8



News local events

Developer breaks ground on TJ Maxx In addition, developer is also in its beginning stages for a new strip shopping center By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Photo by Laura Katauskas/Staff Reportere

The 23,000 square feet of new construction is being developed off the corner of Airport and Weber roads, next to the now vacant Office Max.

Discount shoppers delight— developers for TJ Maxx have broken ground for a new store slated for the Shops of Romeoville. The 23,000 square feet of new construction is being developed off the corner of

Airport and Weber roads, next to the now vacant Office Max. With TJ Maxx now under construction, it is anticipated to open in August. In addition to the TJ Maxx store, the developer is also in its beginning stages for a new strip center to be constructed in front of Kohl’s and adjacent to Chili’s restaurant. Dunkin Donuts, Chipolte and Sleepy’s, a mattress retailer will occupy the space. Construction for the strip center should be complete by September and open in early October.

There is no new development as of yet for the two storefronts now vacant after both Payless and Famous Footwear left earlier this year from the Shops of Romeoville. And further north on Weber at 135th Street, the loss of Dominick’s grocery store is still apparent with no word on a replacement as of yet. However there is some interest in the former Applebee’s restaurant also located in that area, said Community Development Director Steve Rockwell.

News local events



Great Read opens readers to new genres 2014 Great Read has included a wide-ranging list of fun, informative and educational events By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

In pursuit of opening the eyes of book lovers to new genres, area groups are celebrating the Great Read, paying tribute to World War I and World War II. Calling all war buffs and history lovers alike, nine local organizations are participating in a multi-library/organization literacy initiative. Participating organizations include Plainfield School District 202, Plainfield Public Library, Fountaindale Public Library, Joliet Public

Library, Shorewood-Troy Public Library, Troy School District 30c, Joliet Junior Collect and the Barnes & Noble in Joliet and Voyager Media. Local libraries and organizations have been planning and funding various programs and events that focus on the theme – World War I and World War II. White Oak Lockport Branch Manager Patricia Jarong said the combined effort far surpasses what one organization could offer.  Each library promoted books and materials, as well, with book displays and reading lists. The 2014 Great Read has included a wide-ranging list of fun,informative and educational events ranging from historical re-enactments to book

more info ... check out the Great Read Finale event The initiative will culminate with the Great Read Finale to be held at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Romeoville Branch Library of White Oak Library District, who is participating for the first time. The finale also will feature a performance by the Legacy Girls, who will sing the songs of the Andrews sisters. discussions, special cooking demonstrations, lectures about the great historical figures of those times, and many more. “This year’s Great Read has been, by far, one of the very best


Forest Preserve District event draws record number of volunteers Volunteers were divided into teams to tackle work at 3 District preserves The Forest Preserve District of Will County’s sixth annual Community Volunteer Workday drew a record turnout of 500 participants on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers were divided into teams to tackle work at three District preserves: Whalon Lake in Naperville/Bolingbrook, Veterans Woods in Romeoville and Riverview Farmstead in Naperville. Armed with rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows, participants helped with trail maintenance, brush clearing, rubbish removal and wood chipping. The work will benefit native plants, wildlife and the community. Many event participants came from several area businesses and organizations including: Comcast, JULIE Inc., Home Depot, Saratoga Foods, CITGO, Homer Tree Service,


A record number of volunteers participated in the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s sixth annual Community Volunteer Workday on Saturday, April 26. Five hundred volunteers worked to clean and improve preserves in Naperville, Bolingbrook and Romeoville.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties, Joliet Job Corps, Lemont High School and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The Forest Preserve District’s volunteer workday coincided with Comcast Cares Day –

the company’s signature day of service – and Joliet-based JULIE Inc.’s Safe Digging Month Campaign, which urges Illinois residents and contractors to call 811 before they dig.

in terms of the related activities and community participation,” said Plainfield Public Library Event Coordinator Therese Chaves. “This period is still so fascinating for many people because they have relatives who lived through it, or died in one of the World Wars, so they have their own connection to those times,” Chaves said. The initiative will culminate with the Great Read Finale to be held at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Romeoville Branch Library of White Oak Library District, who is participating for the first time. The finale also will feature a performance by the Legacy Girls, who will sing the songs of the Andrews sisters. The Andrews Sisters were immensely popular in the 1940s

and beyond. They dominated radio; appeared in 17 major movies; recorded about 700 songs; earned nine gold records; sold over 90 million records; and performed for thousands of servicemen overseas with the 1945 USO tour. Participants will be treated to quality entertainment, refreshments, and free books, courtesy of The Great Read. An art contest that encouraged creative expression about the various aspects of the war years was an integral piece of The Great Read, with winners of the contest to be announced at the finale as well. Funding, in part, is made possible by the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence, and Friends of the Plainfield Public Library.



News local

stock photo

Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and often have lasting consequences such as vision and hearing loss or learning disabilities

March of Dimes to host fundraiser In an average week in Illinois, 1 in 8 babies are born too soon Hundreds will gather to mark the start of the 2014 March for Babies season this weekend. In an average week in Illinois, one in eight babies are born too soon. Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and often have lasting consequences such as vision and hearing loss or learning disabilities. Energized residents dedicated to giving babies a healthy start in life, including Amy King, March for Babies 2014 Event Chair and President of Rasmussen College; Rick Mace, Chair of the March of Dimes Northeast Division board and President of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital; the Sangha Family (2014 Ambassador Family); business teams; and families of premature babies will participate in a walk to benefit the cause. Raising money to help babies

is more important than ever, and past, current and firsttime participants will gather to celebrate babies and discuss how to engage more walkers for this year’s event than ever before. March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser and will begin with registration at 8 a.m. May 4. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Promenade, 631 E. Boughton Road. March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Moms can rely on March of Dimes for everything they need to know about having a healthy baby and how to recognize the warning signs of premature labor. For more than 75 years, the March of Dimes has worked to help babies get a healthy start in life. About 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

News cover story

Senator visits with local communities

Pension reform was a point of contention for those who came out to Bolingbrook town hall

However, lawsuits challenging the law as a violation of the Illinois In an effort to greet Constitution’s pension the communities protection clause were he serves, state filed in Chicago and Sen. Pat McGuire, Springfield in December D-Joliet, visited 2013 and January 2014. with residents Sen. Pat McGuire While the effective date throughout the 43rd D-Joliet, 43rd district of the new law is June 1, district, hosting 2014, court challenges several town hall meetings in could delay implementation of Bolingbrook, Romeoville and the law’s provisions, but not Joliet. necessarily the effective date, Pension reform was a point of until a final ruling is made. contention for those who came McGuire said similar cases out to the Bolingbrook town hall in other States have been ruled and a hot topic for many. constitutional and he believes McGuire acknowledged that and hopes if the case is warranted in the next fiscal year, the state that the court will provide a will need to devote more than $6 specific guide to what needs to be billion to the five state pension changed to get it passed and that plans. He said the gargantuan the legislature will work to do so. pension obligation is crowding Some residents cried foul over out state funding for education, increasing property taxes and human services, public safety called on the government to and health care. end wasteful spending and make “I appreciate your efforts in deeper cuts. pension reform, and there has “It is our goal to eliminate been some nibbling around the abuse, fraud and waste as much edges, but it is just not enough,” as we can, and we have made said resident Joe Gurga.“I believe some strides in doing so,” said we should move toward what is McGuire. done in the private sector, but it He pointed to measures taken seems no one in government is including a verification system for willing to do that.” retires claiming health insurance A comprehensive plan to for their spouses; an electronic overhaul the Illinois Pension system for home health care Code was signed into law by workers to record work hours; Gov. Pat Quinn Dec. 5, 2013. and the new system Offender The goal of the new law is to 360 at Stateville expected to stabilize Teacher Retirement reduce work time from 20 hours System finances and eliminate to 10 minutes. the system’s unfunded liability As a member of the by 2044, primarily by reducing Appropriations II committee, benefits for retired and active McGuire said he has seen many members and creating funding organizations come forward guarantees and contribution with their budgets and it is levels that will gradually, over 32 with a critical eye decisions years, fully fund TRS. are being made. He also sits on The law was the product of six the environmental committee, months of work by a joint House- cognizant of changes needed for Senate Conference Committee the many facilities like Citgo that and negotiations between need to be appropriate to ensure Democratic and Republican the jobs of thousands are kept in legislative leaders. Will County. The Illinois House approved “We depend on our refineries the bill with a 62-53 roll call with for work—we have thousands 60 votes needed for passage. The working throughout our Senate vote was 30-24 with 30 communities. We need to needed for passage. keep them running in an By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

“I appreciate your efforts in pension reform, and there has been some nibbling around the edges, but it is just not enough,” said resident Joe Gurga. “I believe we should move toward what is done in the private sector, but it seems no one in government is willing to do that.”

environmentally sound way,” said McGuire. McGuire also sitting on the Higher Education Committee holds the importance of community colleges like Joliet Junior College in high regard and is working to change how MAP grants are awarded as deadlines for financial aid creep earlier and earlier as the need outstrips the demand. “These are tough choices we have to make,” said McGuire. In addition, there are several major capital projects on the horizon like that of replacement bridges and long-awaited interchanges on I55 that need funding sources. While he said the governor has yet to define a capital plan he has volunteered to work on that committee to keep the district’s best interest at the forefront. He doesn’t believe more gaming is the answer, fearing it would only take away revenue and jobs from Joliet. What he is excited about is keeping transportation open, supporting a new South Suburban Airport, to allow for the high-tech companies that are choosing Will County as home. He touted the likes of EPIR Technologies in Bolingbrook, makers of night vision intelligence equipment for the U.S. Military and Advanced Diamond Technologies in Romeoville, supplier of materials made for an artificial heart and others in Lockport and throughout the area that are creating goods for an international market. “We have to build on this, they are choosing us for our proximity to Chicago, the transportations and the communities we live in, we need to build on these strengths,” said McGuire.




Police Blotter


The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Romeoville Police Department. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.


Nicole Branch, 25, 1441 W. 49th Place, Chicago, was arrested at 9:05 a.m. April 1 and charged with an in-state warrant and possession of cannabis near Weber and Normantown Roads.


Melissa Rolnicki, 36, 5909 W. 108th Place, Chicago, and George Sarris, 14311 Ridge Ave., Orland Park, were arrested at 12:20 a.m.April 6 and charged with possession of cannabis and drug equipment in the 1100 block of N. Independence Boulevard.



1 6 15


Shelley Olivia, 40, 228 Sierra Trail, was arrested at 4:58 p.m. April 10 and charged with an in-state warrant in the 200 block of Sierra Trail.



8 9


Joshua Martinez, 18 212 Tacoma Court, was arrested at 7:26 p.m.April 11 and charged with possession of cannabis and drug equipment near Airport and Frontage Roads.

17 14


Melissa Burt, 36, 38 Honeybear Lane, was arrested at 9:33 p.m. April 14 and charged with driving with a suspended license and two instate warrants in the 500 block of Glen Avenue.

7 13





Nicholas Worley, 45, 1593 Aster Court, was arrested at 3:07 p.m. April 15 and charged with disorderly conduct near Weber and Normantown Roads.



Adam Nakonechyy, 20, 1666 Aster Drive, was arrested at 10:36 a.m. April 16 and charged with possession of cannabis and drug equipment in the 100 block of N. Independence.


Kelly Ramsey, 47, 204 E. Peru, Princeton, was arrested at 10:51 a.m. April 16 and charged with retail theft and an in-state warrant in the 400 block of S. Weber Road.


Brittany Hegwood, 27, 204 E. Peru, Princeton, was arrested at 10:51 a.m. April 16 and charged with retail theft in the 400 block of S. Weber Road.


Hector Martinez, 22, 210 Tallman, was arrested at

3:36 p.m. April 17 and charged with reckless driving, leaving scene of a crash, and failure to give information after crash near Route 53 and Taylor Road.


Marcella Bryand, 41, 1126 Chalet Road, Darien, was arrested at 4:20 p.m. April 18 and charged with retail theft in the 200 block of Weber Road.


Richard Gallegos, 29, 608 Lynn, was arrested at 3:13 a.m. April 19 and charged with two in-state warrants in the 300 block of Hickory.

Deon Brown, 21, 804 Harris Lane, was arrested at 9:31 p.m. April 20 and charged with a warrant in the 100 block of Alexander.

Derrick Igbo, 24, 1322 Alexander, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 11:43 p.m. April 17 and charged with driving with a suspended license and disobeying a traffic signal near Lakeview and Weber Road.

Brian Gutierrez-Lorza, 18, 1968 Tilson Lane, was arrested at 2:52 p.m.April 22 and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license and speeding near Taylor Road and Weslake.

Lloyd Lacey, 23, 20931 Boulder, Plainfield, was arrested at 8:46 p.m. April 22 and charged with driving with a revoked license and no safety belt near Weber Road and Normantown Road.

Michael Rasmussen, 22, 3354 Legacy, Plainfield, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. April 22 and charged with burglary and residential burglary and an instate warrant in the 200 block of Gordon.






Forum GUest colUMn


Post your thoughts! with reP. natalie ManleY (d-Joliet) 98th diStrict

Manley works with legislators to tackle heroin issue On Saturday, April 19, I co- tandem, to eradicate it. Here is a recap of some hosted the Illinois Young Adults information from the forum: Heroin Use Task Force’s third We heard about hearing in Plainfield. the effectiveness of The Task Force, the drug Naloxone composed of state (also known as legislators from both “Narcan”), used to the House and Senate, reverse the effects and others appointed of a heroin overdose. to represent school Suggestions were boards and school made to have police principals, welcomed officers carry it in experts and testimony their squad cars, from recovering reP. natalie ManleY because many times, addicts, all with a (D-Joliet) 98tH they are the first purpose of trying to District ones to arrive on an collaborate and find emergency call. solutions across all The number of people, spectrums of the community. especially youth, overdosing and After this hearing, my initial dying from heroin is staggering. thoughts about the possible solutions to tackle this issue were Will County Coroner Pat O’Neil reinforced: The heroin issue is said the number of heroin deaths immense, the ramifications are and the historic progression of serious and the nature of this this drug in our area has reached particular addiction so complex “epidemic status.” He warned us that it’s going to require multiple the number of heroin fatalities approaches, all working in could have been greater had

more info ... Have a question or comment about this column? Feel free to send us an email at it not been for “Narcan.” This moved the committee to discuss the need to find access to vital information on overdoses so that we have a complete picture of the problem we are facing. It was made very clear to the panel from experts that even non-fatal overdoses can be harmful, as they can lead to significant brain damage. We discussed and agreed that efforts to stop the supply of heroin and crack down on the criminals who are selling it. Often, they’ll give it for free or at discount until the user is “hooked,” “enslaving” a group of people, young and old, with addiction. Many of the experts testified that addiction to heroin is a >> see our houSe | page 9

GUest colUMn

A Living Wage for Direct Support Workers

Direct support staffers’ wage does not reflect work value By Art Dykstra Executive Director of Trinity Services in New Lenox

It is clear today that individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities want to live in the community – to be with their friends, loved ones and even strangers. For many of those individuals, however, they cannot achieve this goal without the assistance of others. On a daily basis, this assistance is most frequently provided via the efforts of direct support staff. It is estimated that there are well over 18,000 direct support staff working in Illinois. The vast majority of those staff are employed by community non-profit service providers. Direct support staff, while


often working in apartment and group home settings, or adult learning programs, work to assist the person with disabilities so that they can enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Their work may vary from providing such basic care as toileting, bathing, feeding or cooking meals, administering medication or accompanying clients to medical appointments. Still others are involved in literacy programs, specialized therapies and community outings. All of this work occurs in a highly regulated environment with many training, skill and compliance requirements. In spite of the meaningful and difficult work that is being performed by direct support staff, their average wage, according to a recent study conducted by the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation, is $9.35 an hour. This is clearly not a living wage. The United States Department of

In spite of the meaningful and difficult work that is being performed by direct support staff, their average wage, according to a recent study conducted by the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation, is $9.35 an hour. Health and Human Services has identified $11.32 as the poverty threshold for a family of four. Currently, providers are funded by the State of Illinois for the wages of direct support staff. As a result, wage levels are dependent upon state reimbursement. Community providers have not received a cost of doing business increase since 2007. In an effort to seek a living >> see livinG waGe | page 8

You’re invited to use the Forum page of The Bugle to express your opinions about matters that affect our community. E-mail your letter to our newsroom at For more information, call (815) 436-2431. Letters to the editor must include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Please try to limit your comments to 500 words or less. The editors

reserve the right to publish, condense, revise or reject any submissions.

Send us your news It’s easy! Just follow the 5 W’s: What is happening: Describe the event or the purpose of the news release. Who: The subject of the event. Also, include a name and phone number or e-mail address that can be published so readers can call for more information. When: Give date and time. Why, or for what purpose: Explain the nature of the event. Where is it happening: Give the exact street address. E-mail community news releases to The Bugle reserves the right to subsequent publication of all submissions, in full or in part, through the newspaper’s archives or any other electronic library.

Send us your photos Did your club host a bake sale? Did your church group volunteer to paint a senior’s home? If you have photos from your group’s fundraisers or events we would be glad to publish them. Please submit them to Be sure to include information about the event, such as when, why and where it occurred. Opinions printed on this page, whether in Letters to the Editor or in columns or cartoons, are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily of this newspaper, its publishers, editor or employees. Only editorials reflect the views of the newspaper.

General Manager V.P. Advertising and Marketing Michael James Managing Editor Nick Reiher 815-436-2431 ext. 117 Assistant Managing Editor Jonathan Samples Reporters Jonathan Samples Alex Hernandez Laura Katauskas Sports Editor Scott Taylor Advertising Manager Pat Ryan

Production Director Andrew Samaan Enterprise Newspapers, Inc. 23856 Andrew Road #104 Plainfield, IL 60585 (815) 436-2431 • Fax (815) 436-2592 Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Editorial Deadlines Calendar & News: 3 p.m. Monday, three weeks before date of publication Ad Deadlines Space and Copy deadlines for Display and Classified Ads is 12 p.m. Friday before date of insertion. Legals, Obituaries and Happy Ads are due at 12 p.m. Friday.




>> living wage, from page 7 wage for direct support staff, several statewide organizations have joined forces and created the Care Campaign, a collaborative undertaking to promote the goal of a wage increase to $13 over the next three years. Collaborative members include the Center, the Arc of Illinois, the Institute on Public Policy, Don Moss and Associates, the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and AFSCME. Joining these state associations are three providers, Clearbrook Center, Ray Graham Association and Trinity Services. Legislation has been introduced by Heather Steans in the Senate and Robyn Gabel in the House that would gradually increase the wages for direct support staff over the next few years. Care Campaign members and

supporters of the legislation as well as the direct support workers themselves, were most pleased when Governor Quinn included a salary increase for these employees in his recently proposed state budget. If enacted, direct support staff would receive a $1 an hour increase beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. Many direct support staff members seek to make economic ends meet by working a second job or working many shifts of overtime each pay period. Such an increase as proposed by Governor Quinn would lessen the financial stress on these employees and their families and also help relieve the high employee turnover rate experienced by community providers. Art Dykstra is Executive Director of Trinity Services in New Lenox.

News >> principal from page 1 experience of those before her in high regard. Irene King Elementary School Assistant Principal Laura Lucas will become the new Principal of Jonas Salk Elementary School on July 1, succeeding Michele Romolt, who is retiring. Lucas, who has been Assistant Principal at King for two years, has extensive teaching experience with both Valley View School District 365U and Indian Prairie School District 204. Graciously accepting the position, Lucas spoke of the legacy left by Romolt, thanking her for paving the way to a strong foundation that she hopes to build upon. She also expressed her gratitude to Irene King

Principal April Vacik, sorry to see their dynamic come to an end but taking with her all that Vacik had taught her along the way. “I will take so much of her with me…her confidence, her decisiveness, positivity and tenderness—I will never forget what she has taught me,” said Lucas. In addition, she thanked her family and also used the experience as a teaching moment to her two young daughters who were with her. “I want them to be able to look back and see that with hard work you can reach your goals and I am ready to set new goals for Salk,” said Lucas. She began her career with VVSD as an early childhood special education teacher at

Pioneer Elementary School in 2003. Three years later she became a kindergarten teacher at Pioneer and then spent a year as a reading specialist at B.J. Ward Elementary and another year as a reading specialist at King before become assistant principal. Lucas’ first teaching job after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in education from Northern Illinois University was as an early childhood inclusive education teacher at Prairie Children Preschool in District 204. She also holds a Masters of Education Degree in reading and literacy from Benedictine University and a Masters of Educational Leadership Degree from the American College of Education.

News >> our house, from page 7 process and not typically the first drug of choice for someone just starting down this dark, deadly path. Often this downward spiral begins with use of marijuana, or prescription opiates prescribed legally by doctors, for pain (such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone). The committee agreed that exploring ways to monitor and stop doctors who are prescribing too much or unnecessary pain medication is part of the solution, as is making the public aware of the dangers of not disposing of leftover legally prescribed narcotics that can be accessed in medicine cabinets. We were told when the young family member, with access to another’s pain medication, decides to casually experiment with these narcotics, is when the drug addiction cycle may begin.


To that end, Will County also is prevalent among those now at 22, spoke about the Executive Larry Walsh spoke who have struggled with mental need to make “Vivitrol” (a drug about the numerous safe illness, such as depression. to treat addiction and prevent narcotic disposal locations Discussion revealed a need to narcotic relapse) more available. within the county, as well as care for the mentally ill, as many Vivitrol can be incredibly county-sponsored medication have had issues that predate the expensive with or without insurance coverage. She spoke drop off events to help keep drug use. Paige, a recovering heroin about having recovering addicts these drugs out of the wrong addict, courageously told her visit classrooms to share their hands. We also heard drug use by own story, including the details stories to help prevent kids from starting to use senior citizens heroin. was on the rise. Experts at the forum said such dangerous selfWill County Some seniors medication also is prevalent among those who drug court who suffer have struggled with mental illness, such as coordinator with pain but depression. Discussion revealed a need to care Julie McCabecannot afford for the mentally ill, as many have had issues Sterr reports their prescribed that predate the drug use. that only an medicines,resort average of 8 to illegal opiates, percent of including heroin. This information led to of her drug use, strained family program graduates reoffend.The discussion about issues with relationships, time in jail and drug court program under the health insurance coverage and her current time in recovery purvey of the Will County State’s possible upcoming resolutions. through Will County’s drug Attorney’s office is currently at Experts at the forum said court program. Paige began capacity and many like Paige say such dangerous self-medication using drugs in high school, and that this program saved her life


and wishes others had access to the program. Those who graduate are drug-free, able to get on with their lives, reunited with family and are able to become productive members of society. As has been my experience since taking office, the conversation always gets down to funding. We are all aware of the financial challenges of our state. I agree with some requests to increase state funding for treatment and recovery programs, and drug court efforts and dollars need to be allocated toward prevention. In the long run, statistics show preventing the problem is far less expensive than treating the problem. We continue searching for ways for local, county, state and federal government to come together and pool resources and try to generate more awareness.


Take 5


Crossword Puzzle


1 Like bars in noir films 6 Brouhaha 10 Workout woe 14 Salsa singer Cruz 15 BMW competitor 16 Invalidate 17 See 49-Down 20 Platte River settler 21 Spoil, with “on” 22 “Cagney & Lacey” Emmy winner 23 Scripture section 25 “I am just __ boy, though my story’s seldom told”: “The Boxer” 27 See 49-Down 31 ‘60s-’70s “Fearsome Foursome” NFL team 34 Reported for the first time 35 Payable now 36 Is after 37 Oyster’s spot 38 Peak in a Trevanian title

40 Capri crowd? 41 “The Birdcage” wrap 42 Emerges from the wings 43 See 49-Down 47 Cosmetician Elizabeth 48 Governor who opened the Erie Canal 52 Jazz pianist Ahmad __ 54 Moscow news acronym 55 Court 56 See 49-Down 60 1-Down holder 61 Exxon forerunner 62 Hosiery thread 63 Bottom of the sea? 64 Hardly a sophisticate 65 Really worry


1 Ice cream serving 2 Conductor Zubin 3 Spreads on the table 4 Flesh and blood 5 Sail supports 6 Get together 7 Rapper __ Fiasco 8 Gator chaser? 9 Paparazzo’s prize, briefly 10 Land of Arthurian legend 11 “Kubla Khan” poet 12 Pop radio fodder 13 “Grand” ice cream brand 18 Hindu mystics 19 Operatic prince 24 Mont. neighbor 25 Elderly 26 Claw holder 28 Massage 29 Plaintiff 30 Bierce defines it as “His” 31 WWII carriers 32 Gaseous: Pref. 33 Go over more carefully 37 Deck department

supervisor, briefly 38 Surround 39 Santa Monicato-Jacksonville hwy. 41 Scripps competition 42 Zhou __ 44 Retirees often do it 45 Between jobs 46 Represent officially 49 Diving rotation, and the clue for four puzzle answers 50 Alley Oop’s girl 51 Large jazz combo 52 Prom king, often 53 Sunburn soother 54 In that case 57 Lee follower 58 Granada bear 59 __ Maria:liqueur

Tribune Content Agency 2014

Horoscopes A quest for excitement and glamour leads you by the nose. Early in the week, you might think you’re right when you’re actually wrong, so wait until late this week to make crucial decisions and changes.

For a predictable outcome, wait until conditions are more predictable. People might not respond favorably to requests for assistance. You might not be satisfied with results if you make changes early in the week.

Pursue the most enjoyable things before you knuckle down to the mundane. You may be attracted to the exotic and unusual in the week ahead, but don’t be sidetracked from following through on important obligations.

Play it footloose and fancy free. Experience the thrill of meeting new people in the week ahead who fascinate you, but keep in mind that they might not remain in your life very long. Be prepared for a few surprises.

Concentrate on being a community-minded citizen. Your home or neighborhood could be the center for social functions or activity this week. Lend a helping hand to a new acquaintance or do some social networking.

An impulsive purchase could foster a repulsive result. It’s possible that you think something is worth more than you pay early this week. This may be a good week to write down your ideas or make a presentation.

Political expediency isn’t always polite. You may prefer to employ diplomacy even when others hit below the belt. In the week ahead, you may need to adjust your responses to deal with some uncomfortable truths.

In the week ahead, enjoy the fruits of your labor. Fight the urge to be a moody loner and hook up with a warm and ardent companion. Don’t be concerned if you don’t see immediate results.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think or obsess about problems, but to simply have faith. Avoid making major purchases in the first part of the week and don’t dispose of outworn possessions.

When other people throw you to the wolves, it may give you the opportunity to return leading the pack. The early part of the week offers challenges, but if you don’t give up or overreact you’ll gain the upper hand.

Don’t trade one problem for another. You may end up over your head if you change horses midstream. Avoid becoming involved in petty spats or romantic misunderstandings during the first half of the week.

A significant other could offer a sense of purpose and push you in the right direction this week. Listen to sound advice from experts if your piggy bank is concerned. Play hard, but remember to work just as diligently.



Previous puzzle’s answers

Previous puzzle’s answers

Previous puzzle’s answers




What the basketball player and his son had in common. -- DRIBBLING

INSIDE: Errors plaguing Romeoville softball team, page 12; Flyers’ Sweeney tabbed as freshman of the year, page 13



Spartans earn win over rivals By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

No matter what the sport, when teams from within a single school district, there is an added intensity to the event. That was no different last week when Valley View District rivals Bolingbrook and Romeoville met for a cross-town tennis match. “Your cross-town rival is one we have to get up for, no matter what sport it is. It is something the kids take kind of personally when they get out there,” said Romeoville coach George Joyce. “It is fun and in tennis, it is more of a friendly rivalry.Coach (Chris) Mallon and I have known each other for a while and we have been doing this for a long time. It is one of those sports where instead of having one playing field out there, there are eight different playing fields so when the match is over it is not just about going to the locker room, showering up and heading out of town.You have to wait for the other matches to end, so you have a chance to sit around with the guys from the other school and chit chat or even hit the ball around on an empty court, so it is kind of nice.” The Spartans earned the win >> see WIN | page 16

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

Romeoville’s Miguel Rayos del Sol is one of the area’s top players this season.




Scott Taylor/Bugle Staff

Olivia Valdez and Romeoville lost to Plainfield Central last week.

Errors plague softball By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Romeoville scored the first run of the game, but the lead was brief April 24 in a 12-2 loss at Plainfield Central. Skye Osborne drove in a run in the first inning, but the Wildcats responded with five in the bottom of the first to take a commanding lead. “We get out early and we can’t hold the lead,” Romeoville coach Christina Douglas said. “It isn’t anything we don’t have control over. We’re making a lot of errors. You can give up base hits, but making the mistake after it and allowing doubles, you get behind.” Osborne also scored a run in the third to cut the lead to 7-2, but Central scored three more in the bottom half of the inning and one each in the fifth and sixth to get the 10-run rule. Central had 16 hits against the young Spartan pitching staff, but it was the five errors that

were particularly concerning for Douglas. “We still have young pitching, so we’re going to give up some runs,” Douglas said. “But we’re making six to eight errors a game right now. It is hard to pitch when you don’t have a defense behind you. Right now we have to get through that.” Offensively, Romeoville mustered just two hits. “I think right now we need more quality at-bats,” Douglas said. “When we’re playing catchup with runs, our tendencies are kind of getting out of control.We just have to be more composed in the batter’s box. We have to simplify it, see the ball, hit the ball.” Despite the struggles, Douglas knows her team is young and working hard. Right now they just need to put everything together. “We have a great group of girls who are working hard and working together,” Douglas said. “It is just the things we can

control, like the routine plays and the quality at-bats. I do see a lot of improvement and we’re hoping the second time around in conference it comes through.We want to compete a little harder the second time through.” The Spartans will be looking for revenge the second time through the Southwest Prairie Conference schedule, as they have yet to win a game in conference. In a wide-open conference this year, they may be able to play spoiler and pick off some teams down the stretch. “It is anyone’s conference this year,” Douglas said.“A lot of teams are young. Right now it is who is swinging the bat and playing solid defense. It is up and down for everyone.” Monday Romeoville defeated Shepard 1-0. Ashley Beck had a double and the game’s lone RBI. Skye Osborne allowed one hit in three innings for the win in the >> see ERRORS | page 16


Flyers’ Sweeney GLVC golf freshman of the year Lewis University freshman Rachel Sweeney (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) was named the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Freshman Golfer of the Year on Sunday (April 27) after the conclusion of the GLVC Championships. In 19 rounds this season, Sweeney averaged a score of 79.68 this season. She had five top-five finishes, including a win at the Regis (Colo.) Spring Invitational on April 1st. “We were excited that Rachel was named Freshman of the Year,” Lewis head women’s golf coach Skip Steffey said. “She’s exceptionally deserving of the honor. “She has played solid, consistent golf all year.” On a windy final day, the Flyers finished sixth with a team score of 653 (320-333) after playing the par-72, 5,882-yard Annbriar Golf Course.

“The team had a difficult time coping with the gusty winds today,” Steffey said.“We had a hard time finding a rhythm.” The University of Indianapolis won the 14-team event with a score of 618 (304-314) while Southern Indiana’s Anastasia Carter took home the individual title, posting a score of 145 (7075). Lewis freshman Melissa VanSistine (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) led the Flyers with a two-round score of 158 (79-79) to finish tied for ninth. Junior Danielle Coffman (Streamwood, Ill./St. Edward Central) landed in 13th with a total of 160 (77-83). Sweeney carded a score of 163 (80-83) to finished tied for 19th, while sophomore Alexandra O’Laughlin (Arvada, Colo./ Ralston) shot a 176 (88-88). Sophomore Jordan Nichols (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) rounded out the Flyers with a

two-round total of 180 (84-96). “We look forward to next season with all five starters returning and adding two freshman to the mix for a very competitive team for the 2014-15 season,” Steffey said.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL The NCAA men’s volleyball committee announced on Sunday (April 27) that the No. 11 Lewis University men’s volleyball team received an at-large bid and will take on No. 12 Penn State on Tuesday (April 29) in a playin match to compete for the 2014 National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship. The fourth-seeded Flyers (237) will take on fifth-seeded and No. 12 Nittany Lions (24-6) on Tuesday (April 29) at 8 PM at Gentile Arena on the campus of >> see FLYERS | page 14





Sports >> FLYERS, from page 13 Loyola University Chicago. “I am excited for the team and the program to continue to play for a shot at the national championship,” Lewis head men’s volleyball coach Dan Friend said. “The team has battled through a lot of tough matches and their body of work has put us in this position.” The Flyers fell to No. 1 Loyola 3-1 (16-25, 25-27, 25-21, 21-25) on Saturday (April 26) in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball AssociationTournament Finals at Gentile Arena. Lewis looks to avenge a 3-1 (21-25, 2519, 24-26, 20-25) regular season loss to Penn State at Neil Carey Arena on March 22nd. The winner of the LewisPenn State match will take on tournament host and top-seeded Loyola on Thursday (May 1) at 8 PM.

SOFTBALL The eight-game winning streak for the Lewis University softball team came to an end, but the Flyers are peaking at the right time, splitting their Great Lakes Valley Conference regular-season finale against Illinois Springfield, winning the opener 1-0, before dropping the nightcap, 7-3, at the Lewis Softball Field on Sunday (Apr. 27) afternoon. The Flyers (23-22, 17-15 GLVC) have won 13 of their last 15 games and have clinched the No. 6 seed in the upcoming GLVC Softball Tournament. Lewis’ opponent and game time on Friday (May 2) have yet to be announced. “We’ve achieved an awful lot this season after our struggles in the beginning,” Lewis head softball coach George DiMatteo said. “We’re really playing well right now and we’re looking forward to the tournament next weekend.” For the second-straight day, the Flyers won 1-0 in the opening game on a walk-off single. Lewis freshman second baseman Carolyn Nojiri (Downers Grove, Ill./ Downers Grove North) opened the scoreless seventh inning with a bunt single and moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bianca Garcia (Elmwood Park, Ill./ Elmwood Park). Two batters later, Lewis sophomore right fielder Brittany Russell (Oswego, Ill./Oswego East) plated Nojiri with a gamewinning RBI single to left field. Russell led the Flyers offensively, going 2-for-4 at the dish with the winning RBI.

Lewis junior pitcher Kelly Bowler (Lockport, Ill./Lockport) won her ninth-straight decision with the complete-game, threehit shutout. Bowler (14-9) struck out four batters in the win. Her counterpart, Cheyanne Bowman (10-8) was equally as impressive, allowing one run and six hits in 6.2 innings pitched with five punch outs. UIS’ offensive struggles ended in game two, as the Prairie Stars broke open a 1-all tie with six unanswered runs over the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win. Russell and starting pitcher Chase Machain (Chicago, Ill./Trinity) both led the Flyers with two hits apiece, while junior designated player Ali Brems (Kenosha, Wis./ Harborside) collected a solo home run. Machain (1-8) took the loss for the Flyers in the circle, surrendering seven runs, eight hits and six walks in seven innings with two K’s. UIS starting pitcher Alex Smith (16-11) earned the complete-game win, giving up three runs and six hits, while fanning four. Lewis University senior Jake Murray (Downers Grove, Ill./ Downers Grove North) stayed hot at the plate on Sunday (April 27), going 6-for-13 (.462), with two doubles and two home runs, as the baseball team split its doubleheader with McKendree at Hypes Field. The Bearcats took game one 12-3 while the Flyers won the nightcap by a score of 11-8.

BASEBALL The Flyers improve to 23-22 on the season and 15-16 in Great Lakes Valley Conference action while the Bearcats fall to 15-28 on the year and 10-22 in league play. In the first game, the Flyers took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the third, getting runs on four hits including Murray’s first home run of the day. The Bearcats took the lead in the bottom of the third inning, scoring four runs on four hits, including a two-run blast by Steven Todoschuk, and a Flyer miscue. McKendree put the game out of reach of the Flyers with an eight-run fifth inning, four of which came on a grand slam by Todoschuk. Lewis starter Sam Couch (Bolingbrook, Ill./Joliet Catholic) threw four plus innings in the loss. Couch (6-3) gave up nine runs, six earned, while walking >> see FLYERS | page 16


BASEBALL Average Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Zack Thomas, Joliet West Cody Grosse, Joliet West Charlie Donovan, Westmont Anthony Rendina, Benet Dylan Kuffell, Maine East Christian Smith, Joliet Central Mike McGee, Plainfield East Tommy Franczak, Westmont Chris Whelan, Benet A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Russ Hoh, Lockport Matt Bunetta, Plainfield Central Joe Donovan. Westmont Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Thomas Norton, Notre Dame Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Nick Novak, Plainfield East Ben Wishba, Lockport Franky Diaz, Lockport Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central Hits Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Tommy Franczak, Westmont Cody Grosse, Joliet West Mike McGee, Plainfield East Zack Thomas, Joliet West Thomas Norton, Notre Dame Charlie Donovan, Westmont Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame Joe Donovan. Westmont Michael Ferri, Notre Dame Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Sam Ferri, Notre Dame Tyler Hair, Lockport Jeremy Quade, Lockport Chris Whelan, Benet Luke DeBenedetti, Joliet Central Michael Bautista, Joliet Central Zach Goetschel, Joliet Central Matt Bunetta, Plainfield Central Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central Joe Rimac, Notre Dame Vince Surdo, Notre Dame Anthony Rendina, Benet Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Runs Charlie Donovan, Westmont Cody Grosse, Joliet West Joe Donovan. Westmont Jeremy Quade, Lockport Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Zack Thomas, Joliet West Tommy Franczak, Westmont Michael Ferri, Notre Dame Thomas Norton, Notre Dame Tommy Simon, Notre Dame Russ Hoh, Lockport Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Jeremy Dutton, Plainfield East Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Mike McGee, Plainfield East Anthony Bryan, Plainfield East Danny Brandon, Plainfield Central RBI Tommy Franczak, Westmont Charlie Donovan, Westmont Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Tyler Hair, Lockport Joe Boyle, Benet Mike McGee, Plainfield East Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Zack Thomas, Joliet West Thomas Norton, Notre Dame A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame Greg Pietrzak, Westmont Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Sam Ferri, Notre Dame Matthew Segovia, Notre Dame Ryan Dalton, Lockport Doubles Chris Whelan, Benet Zach Goetschel, Joliet Central

.524 .512 .500 .487 .478 .452 .450 .447 .442 .433 .425 .411 .385 .385 .381 .375 .373 .370 .360 .357 .353 .353 23 23 22 21 21 19 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 26 22 17 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 13 12 13 11 11 13 12 12 26 17 17 15 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 7 6

Andrew Morales, Joliet Central Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Michael Ferri, Notre Dame Sam Ferri, Notre Dame HR Charlie Donovan, Westmont Joe Boyle, Benet ERA Noah Masa, Lockport Nick Marconi, Joliet West Zach Moran, Westmont Anthony Alessi, Westmont Russ Hoh, Lockport Matt Emerick, Benet Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Adnan Sator, Notre Dame Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Cole Kotopka, Plainfield East Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Cole Bellair, Lockport Strikeouts Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Noah Masa, Lockport Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Trevor Henderson, Plainfield South Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Austin Moralis, Lockport Austin Loehman, Westmont Cole Bellair, Lockport Cole Kotopka, Plainfield East Zach Goetschel, Joliet Central Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central Wins Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Austin Loehman, Westmont Zach Moran, Westmont Mike Formella, Lockport Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Noah Masa, Lockport Adnan Sator, Notre Dame Sam Ferri, Notre Dame Joe Rimac, Notre Dame Nick Wasikyw, Notre Dame Nick Marconi, Joliet West Cole Kotopka, Plainfield East SOFTBALL Average Summer Stitt, Lockport Angelina Medo, Plainfield South Dale Ryndak, Downers North Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Skye Osborne, Romeoville Erica Krause, Lisle

5 5 5 5 5 5 2 2 0.00 0.00 0.39 0.58 0.60 0.70 0.73 0.84 1.52 1.72 1.77 1.86 2.06 39 34 29 29 25 24 22 22 21 21 18 17 4-0 3-1 3-0 3-2 3-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 .514 .500 .485 .468 .466 .452 .441

Marissa Burns, Minooka .435 Alyssa Hajduk, Minooka .429 Tatiyana Rodriguez, Niles West .429 Ali Woitovich, Downers North .428 Joy Treasure, Joliet West .426 Ashley Beck, Romeoville .424 Hits Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. 34 Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central 26 Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central 24 Kelly Pattison, Lockport 22 Maria Connell, Plainfield Central 22 Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West 21 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 20 Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central 20 Summer Stitt, Lockport 19 Hannah Franceschini, Plainfield Central 19 Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport 19 Sarah Demasi, Lockport 19 Angela Giancarlo, Plainfield South 19 Allison Mangino, Plainfield Central 18 Tara Cannella, Plainfield Central 18 Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South 18 Dale Ryndak, Downers North 17 Haley Arndt, Lockport 17 Tene Robinson, Romeoville 16 Jennifer Ames, Joliet West 16 Ali Woitovich, Downers North 15 Erica Krause, Lisle 15 Julie Liceaga, Joliet West 14 Skye Osborne, Romeoville 14 Ashley Beck, Romeoville 14 Runs Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. 26 Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West 17 Erica Krause, Lisle 17 Summer Stitt, Lockport 17 Jennifer Ames, Joliet West 16 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 16 Ali Woitovich, Downers North 16 Dale Ryndak, Downers North 15 Kelly Pattison, Lockport 13 Angela Giancarlo, Plainfield South 13 Erin Johnson, Lisle 13 Megan Carlson, Lisle 13 Ally Ziegler, Romeoville 12 Sarah Grabowski, Plainfield Central 12 Allison Mangino, Plainfield Central 12 Tene Robinson, Romeoville 11 Skye Osborne, Romeoville 11 Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central 11 Hannah Franceschini, Plainfield Central 11 RBI Ali Woitovich, Downers North 24 Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central 20 Dale Ryndak, Downers North 17 Allison Mangino, Plainfield Central 15 Summer Stitt, Lockport 14


Megan Carlson, Lisle 13 Erica Krause, Lisle 13 Stephanie Abello, Benet 13 Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. 12 Maria Connell, Plainfield Central 12 Angela Giancarlo, Plainfield South 11 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 11 Sarah Demasi, Lockport 11 Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central 11 Kaylee Newstrom, Downers North 10 DeShonte Smith, Joliet West 10 Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport 10 Hannah Franceschini, Plainfield Central 10 Kylie Robb, Joliet West 9 Ally Howard, Lockport 9 Haley Arndt, Lockport 9 Adriana Cura, Plainfield South 9 Rosa Gonzalez, Joliet Central 9 Lauren Holub, Lisle 9 Doubles Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central 10 Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central 10 Maria Connell, Plainfield Central 9 Allison Mangino, Plainfield Central 7 Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West 6 Dale Ryndak, Downers North 6 Ali Woitovich, Downers North 6 Summer Stitt, Lockport 6 Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. 6 Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central 5 Julia Liceaga, Joliet West 4 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 4 Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South 4 Jennifer Ames, Joliet West 4 Erica Krause, Lisle 4 Skye Osborne, Romeoville 4 Hannah Franceschini, Plainfield Central 4 HR Stephanie Abello, Benet 4 Ali Woitovich, Downers North 3 Joy Treasure, Joliet West 3 Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport 3 ERA Dale Ryndak, Downers North Justine Cielenski, Lockport Alexa Zito, Minooka Alexa Anderson, Plainfield South Kalyn Putman, Lockport Joy Treasure, Joliet West Strikeouts Dale Ryndak, Downers North Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central Joy Treasure, Joliet West Summer Stitt, Lockport Justine Cielenski, Lockport Kalyn Putman, Lockport

0.23 1.09 1.8 2.14 2.22 2.36 103 79 60 38 36 35 32

Payton Genis, Niles West Skye Osborne, Romeoville Wins Dale Ryndak, Downers North Joy Treasure, Joliet West Molly Moran, Benet Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central VOLLEYBALL Aces Andrew Milhulet, Niles West Will Tischler, Downers South Shane Yeo, Plainfield North Luke Van Eck, Joliet West Jordan Pawlicki, Downers South Mike Schmitt, Downers South Brian Lyman, Joliet West Greg Rash, Plainfield North Noah Slowik, Joliet West Tom Sarver, Downers North Doug Aremka, Plainfield North Kyler O’Connell, Joliet West Mitch Chapman, Plainfield North Jordan Moy, Niles West Tyler Valdez, Romeoville Patrick Corlaciu, Niles West Eli Gelfand, Niles West Assists Jordan Pawlicki, Downers South Noah Slowik, Joliet West Jordan Moy, Niles West Shane Yeo, Plainfield North Adam Burt, Plainfield South Evan Banasiak, Romeoville Blocks Luke Van Eck, Joliet West Brett Tacchia, Joliet West Brian Lyman, Joliet West Cody Viertel, Plainfield South Peter Kundzicz, Niles West Doug Aremka, Plainfield North Andrew Smith, Plainfield South Danny Hansen, Downers South Mickey Crnkovich, Romeoville Josef Narcisa, Niles West Eli Gelfand, Niles West Kills Will Tischler, Downers South Mike Schmitt, Downers South Eli Gelfand, Niles West Brian Lyman, Joliet West Tom Sarver, Downers North Luke Van Eck, Joliet West Brett Tacchia, Joliet West Sebastian Ahn, Niles West Alex Robles, Plainfield North Danny Hansen, Downers South Mickey Crnkovich, Romeoville Mitch Chapman, Plainfield North


30 29 9-1 9-2 5-0 5-3 23 23 20 20 19 18 17 15 15 15 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 431 354 306 233 118 83 60 44 35 27 23 22 22 22 22 20 20 151 150 142 128 103 94 93 85 80 64 62 61



Sports >> FLYERS, from page 14 six and striking out three. “We got off to a good start in the first game,” Lewis head baseball coach Tim McDonough said.“But we got complacent and McKendree took it to us.” “Sam wasn’t his usual sharp self on the mound and we let him down defensively.” McKendree hurler Josh Tonozzi picked up the win, throwing a complete game. Tonozzi (2-2) gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out three. In the night cap, McKendree held a 5-0 lead through three innings. The Bearcats got a single run in the first and third innings but put three runs on the scoreboard in the second inning on four hits. >> ERRORS, from page 12 three-inning game. The Spartans fell to Oswego 13-10. Bailey Kavaliunas was 3-for-4, Olivia Valdez went 2-for4 and Beck had a home run and two RBI. In game one of a doubleheader with Streamwood, the Spartans won 8-6. Taylor Massaro was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI, while Osborne was 2-for-3. The Spartans lost the second game 9-8. >> WIN, from page 11 in the match, taking the 4-3 advantage for their first dual win of the season. “It was obviously nice to win, but they are a nice group of guys on the Bolingbrook side,” Joyce said. “It takes a little pressure off. We have had some real close ones go the other direction, but to get one to go our way, the guys can kind of relax a little. We would like to get a conference win, but it has to start somewhere and to have that start against our neighbors, I am happy with that.” It wasn’t the first time the Spartans had success this season, as the team finished first at the six-school Bremen Invitational. In that invite, the doubles team of Kevin Lam and Brent Ranchero placed second, while sophomore Miguel Rayos del Sol placed first. “Miguel has been playing really well for us. He is a strong regional player, he plays in a lot of USTA events. He is well known in the region,” Joyce said. “The other players from other schools know who he is and

Murray led off the fourth inning with a solo homer to left. Senior Ben Albano (West Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) followed with a walk and scored on a single by senior Kyle Thomas (Homer Glen, Ill./ Providence Catholic). Sophomore Joe Sparacio (Plainfield, Ill./ Plainfield Central) crossed the plate on a single by classmate Joel Rotkvich (Crestwood, Ill./St. Laurence), to cut into the Bearcats lead at 5-3. The Flyers added three more runs on three hits and two McKendree miscues in the fifth inning to take a 6-5 lead. Murray led off with a double, followed by a single by Albano. Sophomore Austin Mastela (Homer Glen, Ill./ Lockport) collected the RBI when Murray scored on a Bearcat error. Sparacio singled before Albano

scored as junior Mike Barajas (Chicago, Ill./Nazareth) reached on an error by Tony Kossina. Thomas hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Mastela for the third Flyer run. Senior Drew Buddle (Bartlett, Ill./South Elgin) hit a one-out solo home run before Murray scored the second run on a passed ball after reaching on a two-base error and took third on a wild pitch. Thomas picked up two RBI with a single to center field for the Flyers. McKendree was able to score three runs on three hits, including a solo shot by Kyle Rutledge, and one Lewis miscue. Lewis starter Brad Elmore (Bolingbrook, Ill./ Bolingbrook) got a groundout to second base by Kyle Jackson for the complete game win.

Olivia Valdez and Osborne (2 RBI) each went 2-for-4.

The Spartans fell to Oswego in the final game of the series, 10-2. Matt Bottcher was 3-for-4 and Tevon Ziegler had a triple and two RBI for Romeoville. Krueger and Donald White each had a pair of hits in Romeoville’s 3-2 win over Joliet Central. Noah Smith got the win, going 4.2 innings, allowing four hits and no runs, striking out three.

BASEBALL Kyle Massaro was 2-for-2 in Romeoville’s 11-1 loss to Oswego. The previous day the Spartans defeated Oswego 3-2. Danny Carreno had a pair of RBI in the win. Josh Krueger got the win on the mound, allowing nine its and two earned runs, striking out seven.

they bring their best when they face him. He had a tough loss to Austin Russell from Plainfield South, but he is a multi-time state qualifier, so you can’t take that away from Miguel. Other than that, he has been on a tear.” The Romeoville No. 2 double team of Brandon Kavaliunas and Cole Brooker has opened SPC play 3-0. Joyce said that Rayos del Sol is not only a top player, but a team player as well. “I have seen high caliber players on other teams that are out with their private coach and don’t come to their school practice,” Joyce said. “Miguel is just the opposite of that. He comes to every practice, he doesn’t miss a beat with the guys and the guys see that he I putting in the time here and then going to his private coach. They see that if they want to get better than they have to put in the effort. That attitude Miguel shows is something the younger and less experienced players can feed off of. We have a lot of numbers in the program and hopefully they see what Miguel does.”

Follow @Taylorsports

Numbers have been a problem this season for the Raiders. “We are low on number this year and against our competition, that is not good at all,” Mallon said. “We are having growing pains right now and from here on out, we will only be seeing conference teams. It is going to get tougher. We had some success early and we have had some bumps and get back to winning ways.” Mallon said the recent struggles have not put a damper on the team spirit. “So far we are still enjoying it and we are still in high spirits and that is all that matters,” Mallon said. “As long as we enjoy it and come to practice every day and do the best we can in matches, that is all we really want.” With a majority of the Raiders being non-seniors, any learning experiences for the team this season, can pay off next year. “We have mostly juniors on the team and we have a couple sophomores and a freshman on varsity, so next year should look good for us,” Mallon said. Follow @Hear_The_Beard




TOP 10 oF the week

Pros covered Mark’s top 10 pros that he covered in high school

tWeets oF tHe WeeK roBert BroSt @BrookhooPS “Congrats to 2015 Raider Post, Julian Torres who has made both the 17U and 18U Puerto Rico National teams!” SPortScenter @SPortScenter “DEFENDING CHAMPS MOVE ON! Blackhawks beat Blues, 5-1. Chicago wins 4 straight games to advance.”

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

anthonY daviS coBY Fleener Sean rooneY owen danielS

tonY Moeaki heather Furr eddie currY dariuS MileS

disagree with Mark? tweet your top 10 to @Hear_the_Beard #voyagertop10


HUB Q & A with local athletes

Sierra Birdsell BASKETBALL

Favorite social media outlet that you use? Twitter How often do you use social media? I use it 1 or 2 times a day.

auStin houGh @MiZZou_houGh “And my prediction is true! Been calling #HawksIn6 since the beginning of the playoffs. What a fantastic way to end it!” kinGBiBBS @kaPriBiBBS “I love working because it makes you stronger mentally”

Joe BenSon Mike FoltYnewicZ


Joliet weSt SoFtBall @hSuca333 “Big day for the tigers! Three shut outs and a 1st place finish! Great work “

What do you use social media for? I use it to stay connected with friends. Who is your favorite pro athlete? Why? Michael Jordan, because he’s a great player. Have you ever tweeted a famous person? Did they respond? No, I haven’t. Your most memorable sports moment? Going to the championship for our Christmas tournament junior year.



Business & Real Estate dave says

Re-evaluating your savings priorities Dear Dave, I noticed that your in four years. Baby Steps list puts Having a college saving for retirement fund set aside by before saving for your your parents is kid’s college fund. really nice, if they Sending your kids to can afford that kind college would come of thing. But you first on the timeline, so can go to school what is your reasoning Dave Says by getting good behind this? grades, applying money advice Jen by dave ramsey for scholarships, Dear Jen, working your tail off I advise this approach because and choosing a school you can everyone is going to retire afford. I believe in education, someday, unless, of course, they but there are lots of ways to happen to die before reaching get a college degree other retirement age. Retiring and than having your parents foot eating are necessities. College is the bill. Besides, the last time a luxury. Lots of people succeed I checked there weren’t any in life without going to college, good ways to retire that didn’t and thousands have worked include saving and preparing their way through college. I for retirement beforehand. I worked 40 to 60 hours a week mean, you can always try to live in college, and I still graduated off Social Insecurity, but I don’t

consider that a plan. In short, college funding is not a necessity. That’s why it follows saving for retirement in the Baby Steps. Should you try to save up for your kid’s college education? Sure, if you can. But there are lots of parents out there who won’t be able to pay a dime toward someone’s college education. And that doesn’t make them bad parents! —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









LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE ROMEOVILLE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS QUICKEN LOANS INC., Plaintiff, Vs. MARY D DAVIS; JAMES W DAVIS; PNC BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; LAKEWOOD FALLS CLUB TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 13 CH 3157 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: JAMES W. DAVIS UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: THAT PART OF LOT 2 IN LAKEWOOD FALLS UNIT 5 POD 23 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 2, 2000 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2000-119314, AND AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED FEBRUARY 5, 2001 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2001-012683 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED FEBRUARY 6, 2002 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2002022304 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST, 28.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST, 69.94 FEET; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, 53.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 59 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, 24.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, 92.24 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG A CURVE NONTANGENT TO THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, BEING CONCAVE SOUTHEASTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 132.00 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 64 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 24.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, 90.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1866 North Wentworth Cir., Romeoville, IL 60446 PIN # 06-03-12-404-072 and which said Mortgage was made by: MARY D DAVIS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Hawthorne Credit Union as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R2012072352; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Pamela J. McGuire Clerk of the Circuit Court 14 W. Jefferson St., Suite 212 Joliet, IL 60432-4399 on or after May 19, 2014, DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 223 W. Jackson Boulevard, Ste. 610 Chicago, IL 60606 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Our File No.: C13-87753 I599817 Published 4/17, 4/24, 5/1




2014 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo photos & Story By Alex V. Hernandez | Staff Reporter omic book fans converged on McCormick Place last weekend for the for the 2014 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The convention’s doors opened April 25 and featured the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Comic book fans were also able to attend panels and presentations from professional and independent comic book writers and artists, including Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics. One of the independent creators was Tay Nolte. He came down to C2E2 from Milwaukee, WI and was selling prints from his online comic that satirized office motivational posters.

“The comic is ‘The Zombie Office,’” said Nolte. “It takes place in a fictional corporation where the company, in order to save money, has brought in zombies as cheap labor.” He said the comic primarily takes place in the company’s marketing department, where one of the employees is tasked with training one of the newly hired new undead employees. “They come up with these motivational posters to help with the company’s zombie-human relations,” he said. Comic book fans in attendance also dressed up as their favorite pop culture characters with costumes they designed themselves.



Romeoville 05-01-14  

Romeoville 05-01-14

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you