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SPORTS Locals breaking records at Lewis Page 11

NEWS 5th grader is AAA’s Chicagoland Safety Patroller of the Year

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Your Community, Your News

MAY 8, 2014

Vol. 8 No. 44


4-year-old dies after car crash By Laura Katauskas | Staff Reporter Construction along Route 53 continues as a new traffic signal is being installed for a second entrance at Romeoville High School. The Village of Romeoville has been working with the Hanson/Material Service Corp., adjacent to the high school, and the Illinois Department of Transportation for some time to improve the intersection.

>> See ‘traffic’ page 4

Will County Coroner’s office pronounced Taylor Dyer, 4, deceased at 3:40 a.m. May 4 By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

A 4-year-old boy from Romeoville died after being ejected from a car driven by his intoxicated father on southbound Interstate 55 near Interstate 355 during a rollover crash early May 4. The Will County Coroner’s office pronounced Taylor Dyer, 4, deceased at 3:40 a.m. May 4 at the scene of the accident. >> see crash | page 2




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pOOcHeS VIP, Very Important Pooches, work as service and companion dogs

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VIP, Very Important Pooches, work as service and companion dogs. Pictured here with the organization’s board members Lora Brown, Donna Akers and Jennifer Truppa.

By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

Animal lovers were given the chance to check out pet vendors and view animals for adoption at the Pet Expo held at the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center this weekend. One special stop at the expo, VIP, Very Important Pooches, showcased the life-changing help of service dogs. The VIP Service Dog Foundation aims to provide service and companion dogs to those who are physically disabled, or hearing or mentally impaired. It is the hope of the organization that by pairing a person with a service dog, an individual may gain a sense of independence and a new outlook on life. “They are so very important because they help make lives fuller,” said Lora Brown, board member for VIP. “If someone is in a wheelchair and can’t pick something up, their dog can do it for them. They might not be able to open a door, but their companion can. It just opens up a whole new world of independence for them.” Service dogs can assist with tasks such as retrieving items, bracing for support, pulling a wheelchair, opening doors,

>> crash, from page 1 His father, Shannard M.L. Dyer, 29, of Romeoville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving too fast for conditions. Two other children in the car, ages 2 and 7, were critically injured, police said, and were

“if someone is in a wheelchair and can’t pick something up, their dog can do it for them. they might not be able to open a door, but their companion can. it just opens up a whole new world of independence for them.”

carrying medical equipment or even alerting the hearing impaired to sounds. A companion dog can provide socialization for people with developmental disabilities and assist them with their everyday needs. All dogs go through an extensive training and are certified. “We also have to make sure there is a bond between the person and the dog before they are placed,” said Brown. “They come to depend on each other, so they need that level of trust.” The Oswego-based group typically obtains their dogs from shelters or rescues, but some come from breeders or owners. Both males and females are used, and various breeds can be trained. The 501(3)c charity is funded by the generosity of individual donors and various fundraising activities.To donate or apply for a service dog, check out www.

taken to a local hospital. Police said the Dodge Journey was traveling southbound on Interstate 55 just south of I-355 when Shannard Dyer lost control. The vehicle hit the center median and rolled over, ejecting all three passengers in the back seat.




Irene King

5th grader is AAA’s Chicagoland Safety Patroller of the Year King Safety Patrol Advisor Lori Russ describes student as well-spoken leader, always organized Kate Katauskas knows how to make what she terms the “tough choices.” “The right choices are a makeit-or-break-it moment,” the Irene King (Romeoville) 5th grader wrote in an essay that played a key role in her selection as AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year for Illinois and Northern Indiana. “Hands down Kate is going to be President of the United States,” said AAA’s Charlene Sligting. “She has great leadership qualities and wrote an incredible essay.” Kate blushes at the thought of being President and says she really wants to be an elementary school teacher when she finishes her education a decade or more from now. In the meantime, the straight A student is content to be Captain of Patrol at Irene King while, at the same time, being involved in Math Club, Book Club, Choir, Girls on the Run, Young Rembrandts and Young Authors. She is also a Girl Scout and does volunteer work at her church and at the Romeoville Humane Society. In her nomination paperwork

for the AAA honor, King Safety Patrol Advisor Lori Russ used such words as well-spoken leader,always organized,reliable, punctual, knowledgeable, motivated, dedicated and wellrounded in describing Kate. “Being a safety patrol is all about being a role model to younger students,” Kate wrote in her essay. “(It) really changed my view of things. It helped me have a better understanding of what teachers and staff members really do for us. It really helped me to allow myself to take a step back and say thank you.” Kate says her unusual interest in being involved comes from a variety of sources. “Of course my parents guide me through this process,” she said. “But I just really observe what’s going on. I feel like a sponge sometimes and just soak it all in. It’s pretty much observing and listening to what my parents are telling me and listening to other people.” As she put it in her essay: “As a leader I believe that being respectful, responsible and safe is a life lesson that starts in the heart of school. These are

“The right choices are a make-it-or-break-it moment,” the Irene King (Romeoville) 5th grader wrote in an essay that played a key role in her selection as AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year for Illinois and Northern Indiana. the qualities that I will carry throughout my life. By being respectful I earn a great amount of trust and I also earn some respect in return.” Kate will receive her award at the May 12 VVSD School Board meeting.

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AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Kate Katauskas checks out a congratulatory message on the Irene King Elementary School outdoor sign. With her are King Safety Patrol Advisor Lori Russ and Principal April Vacik.




Stamping out hunger Letter carriers are asking Bolingbrook residents to donate non-perishable food By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

For the 22nd year, Bolingbrook mail carriers will not only be delivering your mail, but collecting any donations left for the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Letter carriers are asking Bolingbrook residents to donate >> traffic, from page 1 Village Manager Steve Gulden said the intersection improvements and signal should be completed by mid August. The project calls for a four-way lighted intersection with turn lanes. “This intersection will allow a new entrance into Romeoville High School and improve safety regarding the interaction with quarry trucking,” said Gulden. The project is to include a new driveway connection generally

non-perishable food Saturday, May 10. “A can of food fits perfectly in your mailbox,” said Nancy Barron, who has been organizing the event since its beginning. “And a bag of food can be easily left near the mailbox. Just leave it out and we’ll do the rest.” Last year alone,more than 28,353 pounds of food was collected. Barron expects to collect the same or more this year. Donations will be given to the DuPage Township Food Pantry.,

located across Route 53 from Material Service Drive,an improved entrance to the Hanson/Material Service property at Material Service Drive, the addition of leftand right- turn lanes along Route 53 turning into those properties, and traffic signals. An earlier estimated cost for the project was stated at $1.9 million, with 80 percent being funded from IDOT and 20 percent from the village.

Calendar Romeoville’s Smartest. Friday, May 16th will be a night of fun, fascination and trivia! Come out to Brunswick Zone, 735 Center Blvd., Romeoville from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Teams of four, aged 21-years or over participate in a trivia-style competition where teams compete for the coveted Romeoville’s Smartest Cup. Proceeds to benefit the Youth Outreach Commission Scholarship Fund. Click here for more details. Park Party. Hampton Park Join us at Hampton Park (329 Arlington Dr.) on Tuesday, May 20th from 6-8 p.m. for music, entertainment and inflatables for the whole family! Park parties are a free and fun way to connect with nature and your neighborhood. Click here for more details. Memorial Day. Celebrate and honor the veterans at the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26th at 10 a.m. at the Edward “Doc” McCartan Veteran’s Memorial,

11 Montrose Dr. Spartan Games and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Romeoville High School Stadium,100 N.Independence Free to the public. Food, prizes, Kid’s activities, Face painting, Inflatables, Toucha-Truck. Sponsored by Abri Credit Union, American Legion Post 52, Village of Romeoville, RHS Best Buddies, Zale, Foster, Ruginis, Nancy’s Pizza, Dental Associates LTD and National Honor Society. Donations accepted. All donations benefit Special Olympics Illinois Spartan Games. Romeoville Humane Society’s Coasters for a Cause Fundraiser. Only $29.00 per ticket on May 17th and May 18th Park Hours: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. To purchase tickets visit greatamerica and enter the promo code: ROMEOVILLE

HUMANE SOCIETY. The promo code box can be located at the top right hand corner of the website. A portion of all ticket sales will be given back to Romeoville Humane Society. 43rd Annual EAA Breakfast. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 7 a.m. to Noon Lewis University Airport, Romeoville, IL Enter Renwick Road between Rte. 53 and Weber Road Public Welcome. For questions, call Jim Christopher, Chairman at 630-917-1769 or visit  Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce After 5 . Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Creme de la Creme, 724 Center St., Romeoville. Join us for appetizers, beverages & networking.Admission is free. Reservations are required... contact the Chamber office at 815-886-2076.

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Same Sex marriages to begin June 1

Civil unions will not automatically convert into a marriage certification The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (750 ILCS 75/65) was signed into law by Gov. Patrick Quinn on Nov. 20, 2013. The law takes effect on June 1, 2014. The act does not repeal Illinois’ existing civil union laws. Couples can continue to enter into civil unions in Illinois. Couples with civil unions may remain in a civil union. Civil unions will not automatically convert into a marriage. Couples wishing to convert their existing civil union into a marriage can do so after the law takes effect.

It’s important to note the conversation must be done at the County Clerk’s office in the county where the civil union license was originally issued. If a couple’s civil union was issued in Will County, they must apply at either the Will County Clerk’s Office 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, or at one of the following satellite locations: Crete Township Office, 1367 Wood St., Crete. 708-672-8279 DuPageTownship Office,241 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook. 630-759-1317 Plainfield Township Office, 22525 W. Lockport Road,

Plainfield. 815-436-8308 Those who wish to convert their civil unions to marriages will have two options: Apply for a marriage license and have a marriage ceremony. There is no time frame for this free-of-charge conversion. The license is valid for 60 days with a one-day waiting period. Apply for a marriage license and have it reflect the date the couple entered into the civil union. This free-of-charge conversion is effective for a period of 12 months effective June 1, 2014. The Will County Clerk’s Office will open at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, to issue marriage licenses. For more information, contact the Will County Clerk’s office at 815-740-4626 or visit www.


Hill 2nd graders learn about recycled packaging, take tree saplings home Staff members from Graphic Packaging International’s Chicago area office visited with the students Several dozen R.C. Hill Elementary School 2nd graders went home with tree saplings Friday courtesy of Graphic Packaging International’sTICCIT (Tree Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees) 2014 campaign. Staff members from Graphic Packaging International’s Chicago area office visited with

the students detailing efforts to protect the environment by the world’s largest manufacturer of folding cartons, unbleached paperboard, coated recycle board, flexible packaging, microwave packaging and machinery. “We say our packaging makes a world of difference,”Tom Fester,

Senior Manager of Marketing Development told students.“We want to be a good citizen of the environment.” Through the company’s TICCIT program, almost 18,000 students in the United States and Canada took tree saplings home last year to plant in their yards. Hill students received biodegradable boxes made by Graphic Packaging, watched as company staff members filled them with soil and then placed the trees in the soil.

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Romeoville High School junior Kyle Hibner pretends to be a victim of a fatal collision involving a drunk driver in a mock re-enactment staged at RHS Friday morning by the Romeoville police and fire departments to drive home the effects of drunk driving to students attending Friday night’s RHS prom.



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.



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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.


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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.

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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.




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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 S. Weber Road.

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.

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 an in-state warrant in the 0-100 block of Alexander. 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.


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ain’t no quit in this bunch Experiencing the ‘Turn Back the Clock’ competition at Inwood Fitness Center in Joliet By Nick Reiher Managing Editor

A few weeks ago, I told you I was selected for a fitness competition at Inwood Fitness Center in Joliet called “Turn Back the Clock.” I was going to wait until we found out how my team did before I wrote a follow-up. But after our final class April 28, and three days before we find out officially how we did, I can tell you this: My team and I, along with our trainer Jeana Matichak, are all winners. Regardless of how we did officially, how much “body age” we lost through the weeks of group and individual exercise, as well as watching more closely what we ate, we won. First, let me introduce my team: Jennifer Kimak; Emmie Tipton; Jay Adler; Charlotte Kics; and Kris Linneweh. From day one, I was impressed by them. From that first day, they worked hard. Nobody slacked, and everyone gave it their best, whether it was working out on the TRX bands, running, doing planks, wall-sits or dreaded “mountain-climbs.”

As beads of sweat ran down my face and into my eyes, nose and mouth, I saw the same was happening to them. There were grunts and groans as Jeana urged us not to give up. Finish strong. None of us wanted to let her, us or ourselves down.The few times I had to quit early on an exercise, I felt like I was letting down my group. Yet, they told me I was doing great and just keep it up. Speaking of Jeana, though, she has a great, wide smile through which she would urge us on.When I mentioned to a few people I was participating in Turn Back the Clock, they asked who my trainer was. I told them Jeana. A few of them who knew her said,“Whoa! How’s that going? She’s tough.’” She was tough. And that was great. After three abdominal surgeries, I didn’t know if I could work my abs. I did. It was tough, and I was sore, but it felt great. I don’t have a six-pack yet, but I felt one can starting to develop there. I also started with a torn bicep muscle. I hope you never get to see my medical file to learn how I got it. The nurse certainly had

i also started with a torn bicep muscle. i hope you never get to see my medical file to learn how i got it. the nurse certainly had fun with it.

fun with it. Anyway, after planks, modified push-ups,TRX and a host of other arm exercises, I feel great. How great? Pants are a LOT looser. So are shirts.The scale says I lost about 10 pounds. I took a minute and a half off my mile and doubled the output on my other test exercises. I have a lot more to go, but I’m happy with the start. I don’t know all the body age calculations yet. By the time you read this, I’ll know how I did and how we did as a team officially. Personally, I know we’re all winners. I saw that every time we were together. A couple times, I saw a few of them working out in separate classes, and they were BUSTIN it. I am going to miss them.I plan to work out with Jeana once a week, but I will miss the rest. They’re a great team, and I was honored to sweat with them. Thanks, guys. I hope I helped you as much as you helped me.

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Kampert will shine in 2014 USA Games By Daniel Smrokowski @podmandan Guest Columnist for The Bugle

Today, May 7, there are 37days remaining until more than 3,000 athletes c o m p e t e at the 2014 USA Games special voices for Special DanieL O l y m p i c s . smrokoWski Among them is Brent Kampert, 28, of Crystal Lake, who will compete in track and field on Team Illinois. The 2014 USA Games will take place the week of June 14 to 21 in Princeton,N.J.,the same location of Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this year. This is the time when everyone in our country can witness what those of us diagnosed with intellectual disabilities are able to

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Brent Kampert, 28, of Crystal Lake, sits smiling with thumbs up in the driver’s seat of a Batman go-cart. I am jammed into the passenger seat at Enchanted Castle in Lombard.

accomplish. Janet Froetscher, chief executive officer of Special Olympics International, says that this is the

world’s largest health organization for people with disabilities. >> see special voices | page 8





State Rep. Natalie Manley hosts concealed carry seminar Manley wanted to provide direct answers to questions posed by local residents and business owners State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, joined the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce to host a Concealed Carry seminar at Rasmussen College’s Joliet/ Romeoville Campus to share information about “What Businesses Need to Know” from the perspective of law enforcement, legal experts and public interest groups representing both sides of the

issue. “It’s important to me that major changes on the state level are communicated clearly and conveniently to members of our community, and I will keep working to provide those direct connections,”said Manley. “This seminar successfully informed business owners of their rights under the law as well as answered questions

more info ... For more information, please contact Manley’s full-time constituent service office at (815) 725-2741 or email about out-of-state visitors, prohibited areas and how to apply for a license. I appreciate the participants who asked questions about how this law affects them or their businesses, to make the best transition to this law possible.” After the recent passage

of Illinois’ conceal carry law, Manley wanted to provide direct answers to questions posed by local residents and business owners and alleviate concerns as the new law takes effect. Presenters included Brandon Nemec, a Cook County assistant state’s attorney in the legislative unit, and Sgt. Chris Burne, a member of the Romeoville Police Department and a concealed carry instructor. Representatives from the Illinois Council against Handgun Violence and the Illinois State Rifle Association

were also in attendance. “The number one goal of this seminar was to inform the public of what to expect moving forward,” said Manley. “As state representative, I will continue working to make my office as open and accessible to area residents as possible.” For more information, please contact Manley’s fulltime constituent service office at (815) 725-2741 or email

>> special voices from page 7

that he had been selected to compete at the 2014 USA Games for Special Olympics. “Honestly, I was jumping up and down, and I was excited, and I’m like,‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I’m going to the games.’ I was so excited, I called my mom right away,” said Brent. Brent’s friend Taylor Reidal of Normal will be competing in track and field. “Honestly, it is a gift for me and my family,” Taylor said. “Even if I do not win, I will support all the other athletes and give them encouragement.” Breanna Bogucki,16,of Cary will be joining Brent, myself and fellow Special Olympics athletes who have never had the opportunity to attend the USA Games before. Breanna, who is a vocalist, will perform a mini concert at the Olympic Town on Thursday and Friday, June 19 to 20. In addition to the coverage that the Fox networks will provide on national television, our readers might be interested in experiencing the Special Olympics USA Games from the perspective of the athletes. You’ll have the opportunity to follow our stories by way of audio podcasts, photos and video reports at specialchronicles. com/2014USAGames.

Since an early age, Brent was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, ADHD and epilepsy. “My disability is more minor than it used to be,” Brent said.“We didn’t even know if I could talk when I was little, and we didn’t know if I’d be able to walk.” About 14 years ago, Brent used to have frequent seizures. Today, because of the support of his parents fighting for him, he does not have to take medications and has been seizure-free. In 1998, Brent’s dad learned about Northern Illinois Special Recreation (NISRA), which is the Special Olympics program through which Brent competes in track and basketball. “I was very much wanting to play basketball since I liked watching Michael Jordan when I was a kid,” Brent said. “He was amazing with his dunking ability and his ‘flying.’” From 2005 to 2009, Brent took some time off from Special Olympics track because he wanted to compete with his high school during his senior year. He rejoined the team in 2009. Similar to Brent, I also took some time off from competing in Special Olympics. In 2012, I took the year to fully focus on finishing my last year of college. Many people who are not diagnosed with intellectual disabilities may be able to compete in extra-curricular activities and complete their school work. For those of us who take extra time to process information, we often have to put activities that we love, such as competing in Special Olympics, on hold. In October 2013, Brent learned

Daniel Smrokowski is an Athlete and Global Messenger (public speaker) with Special Olympics Illinois on the Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation (SEASPAR) team. He is also the Founder and CEO of Special Chronicles Nonprofit New Media Company, a pioneering network that gives respect and voice to people with special needs. Come join us at:

Take 5 Crossword Puzzle


1 Place for una familia 7 Xerox insert: Abbr. 11 Advanced math deg., in Canada 14 With 15-Across, verifies in advance, literally 15 See 14-Across 16 Suffix with Capri 17 Clubs with balls 18 Yellow butterflies, to Brits 20 Two-note keyboard effect 22 Most fit to serve 23 “Pinocchio” whale 26 With 32-Across, warm apparel, literally 28 Barcelona gold 29 Kiosk 32 See 26-Across 33 Fam. tree member 35 Old cutter 36 Sign of cold feet? 37 See 39-Across 39 With 37- and

40-Across, nosh, literally 40 See 39-Across 42 Progressive Insurance spokeswoman 43 B.C. law group 45 Starr-struck one? 47 See 51-Across 48 __ music 50 Fire 51 With 47-Across, former “American Idol” winner, literally 53 Con artist 55 Years in Claudius’ reign 56 Certain cracker 59 Guides in the direction of 61 Jason of “Harry Potter” films 65 Fancy marble 66 See 67-Across 67 With 66-Across, 1975 Best Picture nominee, literally 68 People people: Abbr. 69 Celebrity chef Burrell 70 Initial stages


1 Common HDTV feature 2 Sushi-grade tuna 3 These, in Toulouse 4 Bank listing: Abbr. 5 Culottes kin 6 Declares 7 Overmuch 8 Fidel’s successor 9 Just starting to roll, perhaps 10 Econ. yardstick 11 Image on the Armenian coat of arms 12 Haight or Ashbury 13 “Dog Whisperer” Millan 19 Accepted, as a gift card 21 Bellyachers 23 Like platform shoes in the ‘60s 24 Utah city on I-15 25 Journalist’s asset 27 SALT topic 30 Percolate 31 Prisoner’s demand 34 Pepsi One’s one 38 California wine

town near Stockton 41 Posh 44 Ellington standard whose title is Spanish for “lost” 46 Nice view 47 Opening lines? 49 Attaches, in a way 51 Class 52 Pele’s first name 54 Some grenades, briefly 57 Bertie Wooster’s alma mater 58 Road crew item 60 Genetic stuff 62 Stand buy 63 Jazz lover 64 GPS part: Abbr.


Horoscopes It’s possible that someone is praying for the blessings, gifts and talents that you take for granted. In the week ahead, accept every opportunity to pay it forward and to help others.

Focus on mutual benefits. What’s good for you must be good for the other person, whether you’re setting up a date or a business deal. Compromise is the key to success this week.

Put the frowns away and let the world smile with you. A financial situation can take a turn for the better in the early part of the week. An agreement could bring you extra spending money.

Any job worth doing is worth doing well. Don’t be bashful about adopting a leadership position or adding your two cents this week. This is a good time to start a major project.

Fair play is king when you play ball. People will reflect your sincerity like a mirror this week, so be forthright about your feelings and intentions. Join forces to achieve romantic or career objectives.

Be grateful for what you have. Others may seem to be just going through the motions in the week ahead, or showing off their success, but at least they’re willing to share with you.

There’s no reason to screen your calls. Speak what’s on your mind and in your heart in the week to come. Your passion for the good things in life may have a chance for expression.

Knowledge is power. Read up on a new subject this week or let a mentor take you under his or her wing. The more you know, the easier it will be to handle your finances wisely.

Powerful needs can create a positive outcome. People may be attracted by your “do or die” attitude. Expect profitable dealings this week while you possess the Midas touch.

Shazam. A bit of magic could be at work when you place a few well-chosen words in the proper ear. People may be willing to unlock doors and invite you into their private circle this week

Use resourceful means to fatten your wallet. Take some time to read the newspaper or scan magazines. You may find valuable information this week that will fill your piggy bank.

Go for the gusto. Grab every chance to make a mark in the business world during the week ahead. Others perceive you as trustworthy, so you may be able to ask for a commitment.

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Soaring to new heights Locals breaking records at Lewis By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Rebecca Preisler and Chantel Stennis grew up not far from each other in the shadows of Lewis University. While they were both decorated prep athletes, their paths seldom, if ever, crossed, but the two ended up on eerily similar paths that has led to being some of the best in the nation at their craft. Both Preisler, a graduate of Romeoville High School and Stennis, a Bolingbrook product, gave up on track for different reasons and found a way back to the sport this season with the Flyers, where both have obliterated Lewis school records and have already qualified for the NCAA Division-II National Meet. Preisler was a pole vaulter and volleyball player for the Spartans and out of high school, she decided to give up track and play volleyball for Oakton Community College, which she did. After a two-year stint on the

team, she departed for California with hopes to restart her pole vault career there, which did not happen. After a year on the west coast, she returned home and enrolled at Lewis in 2011 with a desire to reach new heights in the vault – only to find new lows. “My first year here at Lewis, two years ago, I came down in the box and tore my ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus and I was out for a year after they repaired the ACL and took out part of my meniscus,” Preisler said. The injury only made her more hungry for the next season, however, fate had yet another cruel blow. “I went through rehab and I was really determined and I was ready to come back and really be good at this and I was coming into the season and I got a 40-hour a week internship at Argonne National Laboratory and I couldn’t compete in track and field,” she said. “It was such a bittersweet moment. I remember coming into (Lewis coach) Dana’s (Schwarting) office just bawling because I

couldn’t pole vault. But, I had to weigh my priorities.” After five years away from the sport, Preisler was not sure she was going to give it a go this year, but when she decided, there was no stopping her. “Rebecca has had a rough go of it with track at the college level with injuries and bad luck,” Schwarting said. “I almost had to talk her into it this year, and when she finally gave in, she hit the ground running. As a coaching staff, I think we had more confidence in her than she had in herself with the setbacks, but that happens a lot with athletes.When she decided to go for it, she has improved by leaps and bounds every week. She is an unbelievable inspiration to the rest of the girls. She works so hard and she always has a positive attitude and it is contagious for the rest of the team.” In mid-April, Preisler vaulted 12-feet, 6-inches and broke the Lewis school record, which was 11-0.25 set in 2007 by Sarah King. Preisler is the first Flyer to clear 12-feet indoor or outdoor. Preisler then broke her own >> see RECORDS | page 16

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Rebecca Preisler has set the Lewis University pole vault record several times this season.




Spartans repeat second-place SPC finish By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

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Casey Sturmon took home the No. 8 singles title for the Spartans.

For the second straight year Romeoville placed second in the Southwest Prairie Conference after finishing with 36 points Saturday at Oswego. Oswego won the title with 43 points. In doubles, the first doubles team of Angeleah Barin and Jillian Crocker finished in second place. “We just started playing together this year and we have come a long way,” Crocker said. “We really depended on each other and counted on each other. We connect really well and we know where each other is on the court.” “We worked on some new things and we executed them pretty well for the first time,”Barin added. “The communication was the key for us. I’m pretty content with taking second, but the other side of me wants to go farther.” Their performance should help their confidence heading into

sectional play Thursday, where the top four singles and doubles teams at the sectional advance to the state meet the following weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. “We actually went to sectionals together last year,” Crocker said. “We only played together for two weeks last year. We’re hoping the second time around will help out and we will be able to place there and maybe make it to state. We have to play point to point and give it our all.” “Our confidence is right there,” Barin said.“It is another push and drive for us. We have to work on skills and push hard for every point.” Finishing third in doubles for the Spartans were the fourth doubles team of Victoria Crowley and Casey Sturmon, as well as the fifth doubles team of Andrea Algarra and Alicia Vitel. In singles, Sturmon came away with the No. 8 singles title, beating Emily Kubiatis in straight sets, 2119, 21-10.

“It feels pretty good,” Sturmon said. “This is my first year ever playing and I am a sophomore. I started out the season at No. 9 and I wasn’t sure how I was going to do. The nerves were high. I played one of the girls at the No. 9 position, but the other girls were new competition. It is great, I wasn’t expecting that at all. I’m really ready for next season. The key today was confidence and I didn’t get down on myself.” Finishing second were Crocker at No. 3, Alexa Abrenilla at No. 5, Crowley at No. 6, Ashley Comeau at No. 9 and Algarra at No. 10. “It was a really good experience,” Crocker said. “I came in the first round with a bye and I won the second round. My third game was a split, and in the third set I lost 19-21. I put up a fight for it. I’m only a junior so I still have next year.” Taking third were Barin at No. 1, Erika Edrada at No. 3 and Estefanie Alvarez at No. 7. Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports


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Chicagoland Speedway is offering fans a chance to tour the property.

Chicagoland Speedway offers fans facility tours Beginning May 1, race fans will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicagoland Speedway’s vast and expansive property,

home to the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. For $10 per adult and $5 per junior (ages 12 and under),

guests will have access to one of NASCAR’s premier modern facilities. >> see TOURS | page 14





>> TOURS, from page 13 The tour includes visits to luxury corporate suites, the spotters’ stand, race control and the broadcast booth, premium camp ground locations and the

infield. After the tour, take your chance to cruise around the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval during a track lap before concluding with pictures at the start-finish line. For tours affiliated with

Sports schools or summer camps, a special rate of $50 per bus will be given. Tours will take place on available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between May 1 – Oct. 31, with

additional exclusions around major event weekends. All tours must be scheduled in advance and can be done so via e-mail or by calling 815722-5500. For the fourth consecutive year, Chicagoland Speedway will host the first race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this September – the first of ten ‘playoff’ style NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in pursuit of the 2014 championship. The Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off the weekend on  Friday, Sept. 12, along with

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series returns with the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup concluding the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 14. Tickets can be purchased online at www.,  by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app,  or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office MondayFriday 8:30am – 5:00pm.


BASEBALL Average Zack Thomas, Joliet West .512 Cody Grosse, Joliet West .500 Chris Whelan, Benet .469 Anthony Rendina, Benet .444 Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East .439 Nick Dalesandro, JCA .433 Christian Smith, Joliet Central .423 A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame .422 Mitch Boe, JCA .415 Johnathan Kruppe, Benet .415 Julian Huff, Bolingbrook .409 Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central .396 Aaron Markley, JCA .393 Dylan Kuffell, Maine East .390 Thomas Norton, Notre Dame .379 Jason Blohm, Benet .378 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West .375 Mike McGee, Plainfield East .368 Nick Novak, Plainfield East .360 Rylan Bannon, JCA .355 Demarco Mong, Bolingbrook .353 Hits Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East 29 Nick Dalesandro, JCA 29 Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook 28 Mitch Boe, JCA 27 Scott Foltz, Bolingbrook 24 Aaron Markley, JCA 24 Chris Whelan, Benet 23 Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook 22 Cody Grosse, Joliet West 22 Thomas Norton, Notre Dame 22 Rylan Bannon, JCA 22 Mike McGee, Plainfield East 21 Zack Thomas, Joliet West 21 Anthony Rendina, Benet 20 Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central 19 A.J. Boehmer, Notre Dame 19 Tuf Borland, Bolingbrook 19 Christian Armstrong, Plainfield Central 19 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West 18 Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central 18 Tyler Hair, Lockport 18 Runs Rylan Bannon, JCA 29 Cody Grosse, Joliet West 22 Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook 20 Mitch Boe, JCA 19 Jeremy Quade, Lockport 18 Anthony Bryan, Plainfield East 18 Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook 17 Chris Whelan, Benet 16 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West 15 Zack Thomas, Joliet West 15 Anthony Rendina, Benet 15 Michael Ferri, Notre Dame 15 Aaron Markley, JCA 15 Danny Brandon, Plainfield Central 15 Mike McGee, Plainfield East 14 Thomas Norton, Notre Dame 14 Tommy Simon, Notre Dame 14 Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East 14 Justin Pikowski, Bolingbrook 14 RBI Matt Ryan, Plainfield Central 20 Johnathan Kruppe, Benet 20 Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East 19 Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook 17 Aaron Markley, JCA 17 Nick Dalesandro, JCA 16 Tyler Hair, Lockport 15 Joe Boyle, Benet 15 Chandler Piekarski, Bolingbrook 15 Mitch Boe, JCA 15 Mike McGee, Plainfield East 14 Griffin McGuire, Joliet West 13 Zack Thomas, Joliet West 13 Kyle Nadres, Bolingbrook 13 Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook 13 Doubles Jovany Urbieta, Plainfield East 10 Chris Whelan, Benet 9 Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook 8 Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook 7 Scott Foltz, Bolingbrook 6 Zach Goetschel, Joliet Central 6 Austin Blazevic, Plainfield Central 6

Johnathan Kruppe, Benet Michael Ferri, Notre Dame HR Joe Boyle, Benet Nick Sramek, Bolingbrook Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Johnathan Kruppe, Benet ERA Nick Marconi, Joliet West Drake Fellows, JCA Noah Masa, Lockport Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Russ Hoh, Lockport Steven Waldrop, Bolingbrook Adnan Sator, Notre Dame Matt Emerick, Benet Matt Strzechowski, Bolingbrook Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Brandon Kaminski, JCA Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Dalesandro, JCA Cole Kotopka, Plainfield East Strikeouts Noah Masa, Lockport Mike Formella, Lockport Nick Dalesandro, JCA Steven Waldrop, Bolingbrook Mario Samuel, Bolingbrook Kyle Polaski, JCA Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Drake Fellows, JCA Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook Nick Rana, Plainfield Central Wins Nick Dalesandro, JCA Mike Formella, Lockport Griffin McGuire, Joliet West Drew DeMumbrum, Plainfield East Drake Fellows, JCA Kyle Polaski, JCA Ross Hoh, Lockport Brad Elmore, Bolingbrook SOFTBALL Average Marissa Panko, Benet Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Dale Ryndak, Downers North Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Emily York, Benet Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Summer Stitt, Lisle Joy Treasure, Joliet West Skye Osborne, Romeoville Jessica Andree, Downers South Angelina Medo, Plainfield South Steph Abello, Benet

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Kristin Bialek, Downers South Julianne Rurka, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Rowan McGuire, Benet Sarah Demasi, Lockport Tatiyana Rodriguez, Niles West Marissa Burns, Minooka Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Alyssa Hajduk, Minooka Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Nicole Bowman, Downers South Kelly Pattison, Lockport Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Alyssa Falcone, Niles West Zoe Varsbergs, Downers North Haley Arndt, Lockport Bella Daly, Lisle Hits Marissa Panko, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Emily York, Benet Joy Treasure, Joliet West Julianne Rurka, Benet Rowan McGuire, Benet Kristin Bialek, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Steph Abello, Benet Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Kelly Pattison, Lockport Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Sarah Demasi, Lockport Julie Liceaga, Joliet West Summer Stitt, Lisle Kristin Lea, Downers South Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Emily Suwanski, Maine South Haley Arndt, Lockport Skye Osborne, Romeoville Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Melissa Orton, Downers South Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Courtney Richardson, Maine South Karina Vargas, Joliet West Runs Steph Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Emily York, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South


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Kristin Bialek, Downers South Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Joy Treasure, Joliet West Courtney Richardson, Maine South Summer Stitt, Lisle Dale Ryndak, Downers North Kelly Pattison, Lockport Shannon Mills, Benet Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Ali Woitovich, Downers North Erica Krause, Lisle Kristen Ames, Joliet West Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Erin Johnson, Lisle Emily Suwanski, Maine South Skye Osborne, Romeoville RBI Steph Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Marissa Panko, Benet Emily York, Benet Rowan McGuire, Benet Ali Woitovich, Downers North Melissa Orton, Downers South Jessica Andree, Downers South Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Dale Ryndak, Downers North Summer Stitt, Lisle Nina Anderson, Maine South Joy Treasure, Joliet West Nicole Bowman, Downers South Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Alison Mangino, Plainfield Central Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Megan Stoppelman, Benet Jessica Brown, Benet Erica Krause, Lisle DeShonte Smith, Joliet West Kylie Robb, Joliet West Megan Carlson, Lisle Sarah Demasi, Lockport Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Doubles Sammie Sabor, Plainfield Central Courtney Richardson, Maine South Timi Tooley, Plainfield Central Maria Connell, Plainfield Central Joy Treasure, Joliet West Rowan McGuire, Benet Skye Osborne, Romeoville Jessica Andree, Downers South Alylsia Rodriguez, Joliet West Emily Suwanski, Maine South

24 24 24 22 22 21 19 19 19 19 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 36 31 29 28 28 25 25 25 24 21 19 18 18 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 8

Julia Liceaga, Joliet West Allison Mangino, Plainfield Central Sabrina Argaez, Maine South Dale Ryndak, Downers North Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Marissa Panko, Benet Gretchen Egly, Plainfield Central Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Ali Woitovich, Downers North Summer Stitt, Lilse Michaela Schlattman, Plainfield C. Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Julianne Rurka, Benet Maddie Mulder, Joliet West HR Stephanie Abello, Benet Julianne Rurka, Benet Emily York, Benet Jessica Andree, Downers South Marissa Panko, Benet Melissa Orton, Downers South Jennifer Ames, Joliet West Gabby Voulgaris, Lockport Caitlyn Daly, Downers South Zahrya McFarland, Downers South Ali Woitovich, Downers North Joy Treasure, Joliet West Rosa Gonzalez, Joliet Central Rowan McGuire, Benet Emilie McGuire, Maine South ERA Dale Ryndak, Downers North Payton Buresch, Downers South Justine Cielenski, Lockport Molly Moran, Benet Alexa Zito, Minooka Kalyn Putman, Lockport Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South Alexa Anderson, Plainfield South Kylie Robb, Joliet West Strikeouts Dale Ryndak, Downers North Jordan Harbacek, Plainfield South Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South Payton Buresch, Downers South Brooklyn Daly, Plainfield Central Jenna Christie, Maine South Molly Moran, Benet Skye Osborne, Romeoville Summer Stitt, Lisle Kylie Robb, Joliet West Wins Dale Ryndak, Downers North Payton Buresch, Downers South Joy Treasure, Joliet West Caroline Hedgcock, Downers South Molly Moran, Benet


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Sports >> RECORDS, from page 11 mark weeks later, clearing 127.5. At the GLVC outdoor championships last weekend at Lewis, Preisler vaulted 3.69 meters to place second and Stennis won the 100 and 200-meter dash, while clocking in with NCAA provisional marks, with times of 11.9 and 24.58, respectively. While Preisler was breaking records in the air, Stennis was setting marks on land. Stennis broke a 13-year old school-record in the 400-meter dash with a winning time of 54.37 at the Gina Relays. That time, which is currently fifthbest in the country, obliterated the previous record of 55.83 set by Beth Bayser in 2001. The time earned her GLVC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for the period ending April 27. Stennis was also part of the 4x400 relay team with Megan Marchildon, Krysten Sebby and Amy Polhemus that broke the school record this season with a time of 3:47.22. The previous school-record of 3:48.66 was set in 1998. Like Preisler, Stennis was away from track prior to running this season at Lewis. A muti-time state medalist and state champion her sophomore year at Bolingbrook, Stennis passed on an offer from Lewis and attended McKendree University. Stennis was not happy at McKendree and left the track team and then left the school, transferring to Lewis as a student, not a runner. A fluke conversation with a fellow Flyer who saw Stennis was wearing an IHSA track shirt landed her in Schwarting’s office. “I wanted her out of high school, she was one of our top recruits, but at the Division-II level sometimes we don’t have all the money to offer and she took the better offer,”Schwarting said. “But she realized that you can’t buy happiness. She had a bad situation, took a year off, came to Lewis basically on her own and she walked in my office out of the blue and I didn’t even know she was on campus taking classes. She asked if she could get back on the team and I had to hide the joy from my face. She has been a joy to have

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Chantel Stennis (front) has set solo and relay records at Lewis this year.

around this year. She has seen the depths of where you can be and now she appreciates every day and comes to practice with a smile on her face and really pushes the girls and you see the time falling off.” Looking back on it, Stennis said she believes the time away has made her enjoy this season more. “I am happy I took the time off because it made me realize where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do,” she said. “I just didn’t want to give up and end my track career like I did. I didn’t want that to be my legacy. For me, everything I have done this year is icing on the cake.” Both Stennis and Preisler credit the coaching staff for the

success they have enjoyed this year. “This year has been the best atmosphere and team and coaching staff that I have ever been a part of. That has a lot to do with why I am successful,” Stennis said. “The support of the coaches really does mean a lot for us,” Preisler added. “Them being there mentally as well as pushing us physically really propels us.” Both will compete at the 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Michigan May 22-24, 2014, at the Grand Valley Track and Field Stadium. Follow Mark @Hear_The_Beard




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Favorite social media outlet that you use? Instagram How often do you use social media? I use it at least 10 times a day. What do you use social media for? To see what my friends and NBA players are doing. Who is your favorite pro athlete? Why? LeBron James, his ability to take over is amazing. Have you ever tweeted a famous person? Did they respond? No, I never have. Your most memorable sports moment? My first playoff win.

Jeff isom @Jeffisom33 “The team is looking good today and we’re excited for tomorrow to have Russ Moldenhauer on board. #slammertime



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The right tools make getting organized easier Getting organized can be just as quick and painless if you have the right tools for the job

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Sorting papers into file folders rather than piles will make it easier to categorize them. By arranging the folders vertically, you’ll see multiple categories at once and minimize the possibility of duplication. The folders will also make it easy for you to see which papers you’ve addressed and which still need to be reviewed.

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every time you discover something that belongs in another room, have a box where you can deposit items that belong elsewhere. If it makes life easier for you, use sticky notes to label where each item belongs. At the end of your organizing session for the day, go ahead and put all those items in their appropriate place, even if that space isn’t yet organized.

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As you’re organizing, you may find yourself thinking about other things (although I can’t imagine what’s more interesting to think about than organizing!), such as the phone calls you need make or what to have for dinner. Rather than distracting yourself by running off to act on these random thoughts, have a place to jot them down so you can clear your mind and get back to the task at hand.

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More than 300 guests turned out for the opening of the 68,000-square-foot showroom

Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook awards 2014 Chevrolet Cruze to Sweepstakes winner

Art Van hosts grand opening By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

A household name in Michigan, Art Van Furniture is breaking into the Chicagoland market, celebrating the grand opening of its Woodridge location. More than 300 guests turned out for the VIP opening of the 68,000-square-foot showroom where fashion met furniture.The company held a Supermodel Search Runway competition during which one grand prize winner was selected to appear in an Art Van commercial. At the opening, Art Van released its spring style catalog shot by celebrity photographer Nigel Barker. The furniture company boasts bold colors, mix and match custom fabrics

and classic to contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture collections. In addition, Art Van Furniture, coining itself the Midwest’s number one furniture and mattress retailer, celebrated its distribution center opening last summer at 1150 115th St., Bolingbrook, debuting an 83,000-square-foot center that employs nearly 50 workers. “Opening our distribution center in the Chicago market brings us one step closer to inviting customers into our retail stores in and around the Windy City,” said Steve Caprario, vice president of distribution, Art Van Furniture in a release. “This is our first official footprint within Chicagoland, and we are grateful for the warm welcome of the Bolingbrook community.” The distribution center will service all furniture deliveries in the Chicago area. In addition to the distribution center in Bolingbrook, Art Van Furniture will open six retail stores in Woodridge, Orland Park, Ford City-Chicago, Batavia,

Elston Avenue-Chicago and Merrillville-Hobart, Ind., within the next several months. As a result of the expansion, Art Van will bring approximately 600 new jobs to Illinois. The store has become as much a part of Michigan’s fabric as cars, sports and music. Art Van is preparing to open its first stores outside of Michigan, in the Toledo and Chicago markets in 2013. The company has more than 2,700 associates and 400 service and delivery vehicles. Art Van also celebrates a long tradition of philanthropy, as the presenting sponsor of America’s Thanksgiving Day parade, a regular contributor to causes for cancer and ophthalmology as well as special endeavors for the Forgotten Harvest and the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge sponsored for the past six years. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Mich. Visit for more information.

Lockport resident registered during service appointment Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook awarded a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze to the winner of the ‘Advantage Chevrolet Cruze Sweepstakes’ at the dealership, 115 W. South Frontage Road, Bolingbrook, on Saturday, April 26. The brand new Chevrolet Cruze was won by Cynthia Zaletel of Lockport. Zaletel is a current customer of Advantage Chevrolet, already owning a Chevrolet Impala. She registered at the dealership while there for a service appointment. Zaletel is an Advanced Practice Nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan

Hospital in Downer’s Grove. ‘We are very proud to be able to award this new Chevrolet Cruze to Ms Zaletel.As a current customer, we certainly appreciate her business and hope she enjoys her new Cruze,” said John Fischer, Vice-President of Advantage Chevrolet. The sweepstakes was open from March 3 to April 16 and was part of Advantage Chevrolet’s Grand Opening Celebration for their newly remodeled dealership. The sweepstakes culminated in a day long Grand Opening Event on April 26 that was marked by two radio remotes as well as food, fun and additional giveaways by the radio stations and Advantage Chevrolet.







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onsidering missing aircrafts, earthquakes and school violence, our children are exposed to news of tragedies and natural disasters. Children will have questions as they attempt to understand and cope with the information they hear and images they see. It is extremely important for parents to monitor how their kids react and to provide answers and age-appropriate guidance. In this month’s column we provide tools to

talk to your children It is very important for families to communicate with their kids at all times, but especially when tragedies and disasters are prominent stories in the news. Parents should start the conversation. If your children have not already heard about an event, they surely will in the in coming days. Not talking about tragedies can sometimes make things more frightening for a child. Tell your child that it is okay to be upset and scared, and make sure they know you are there to discuss what they have heard and seen. Ask them what they have seen and what they know. Listen carefully and patiently. Make mental notes of how much they know, if they have heard any misinformation, and how they are reacting. Encourage them to ask questions and be sure to answer those questions as honestly and directly as possible. Use simple, clear, age-appropriate

Observe their reactions and Behaviors of tragic events, they often experience feelings of fear and uncertainty. They struggle to understand what it means for them and the safety of their parents and family. Parents should take notice of loss of previously acquired developmental skills and disturbances in sleep such as not wanting to go to sleep or nightmares. These young children may also have difficulties separating from parents to go to preschool or to play at a friend’s house. School age children may have persistent feelings of fear and concern regarding their own safety as well as the safety of friends and family. They may experience significant sadness and sometimes



help families deal with traumatic events. Doctor’s RX: Media reports are filled with stories and images of disasters, violence, and tragedy. These exposures can be disturbing to children of all ages and trigger strong emotions. It is critical for parents to have open and honest discussions with their kids so that they can find ways to cope with their feelings and fears. And as always – consult your pediatrician for additional guidance.

words and language as you discuss their feelings and correct misconceptions. As the discussions take place, parents need to reassure their children they are safe, and review plans to protect them from harm. Share your own feelings so they see it is okay to be sad and feel empathy for the victims. We do not always have an explanation for why these tragic events happen. It can be very helpful to share positive images and discuss the heroic actions of first responders and how many people are working to help the victims who were affected. Once the preliminary discussion ends, make sure your child knows that you are always available to answer questions and talk further. Ask them daily what they have heard and what questions they have. Media coverage of these tragic events can span weeks, so it is critical that these conversations happen frequently.

even shame or guilt. Sleep disturbances are common. If children are not able to cope with these emotions, they can progress to nonspecific physical complaints such as headaches and stomach aches, as well as difficulty concentrating and learning in school. Adolescents are frequently self-conscious about being open with their feelings and emotions. They may withdraw from families or friends as they feel scared, vulnerable and want to avoid being labeled “abnormal.” Parents should watch for some of the same physical complaints and sleep changes as those noted in school age children. The difficulties teenagers experience with coping can lead to risk taking or even self-destructive behaviors.

Monitoring and Managing Media exposure Media coverage can trigger increased fears and anxiety in children. Kids are bombarded in many media sources with graphic images and stories of injury and death, all of which can be especially upsetting. It is important for parents to monitor what media sources their children are exposed to. Parents of very young children, who are unlikely to understand what they are hearing and seeing, may choose to limit or even eliminate all exposure to media. Even if they seem to be busy playing or involved in some other activity, they are often aware of what their parents and older siblings are watching, so be aware of their presence.For older children, parents should watch the coverage along with them. Teenagers also get information from the internet and social media sources such as Facebook and Twitter, so it is helpful for parents to monitor these outlets. These measures will give you in-depth knowledge of what kids see and hear, enabling you to provide the best answers to questions.

Dr. Adam Aronson, MD is a pediatrician based in Skokie, Illinois. The advice contained in this column is for informational purposes only. Readers should consult with a physician to evaluate any illness or medical condition. Dr. Aronson accepts new patients. Call (847) 676-5394 or: www.




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