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APRIL 2, 2015 VOL. 9 ISSUE 39

NEWS Four candidates vie for three four-year terms in Valley View School District see page 2

OPINION Batter Up for This Rite of Spring Pilcher Park Pancake fest an ongoing family tradition

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SPORTS Nixon is Player of the year Bolingbrook senior leads AllArea team

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Mayor delivers state of the village address; says Romeoville on pace with development

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omeoville Mayor John Noak painted a picture of a village standing tall on development projects, including both retail and industrial endeavors, contributing to its continued growth. Noak presented the 25th Annual State of the Village address hosted by the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce on March 24. see The Full sTory on PaGe 3


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Four candidates vie for three four-year terms

Four candidates are vying for three four-year terms on the Valley View School District 365u. Incumbent and current School Board President Steve Quigley will face off against Diane Parro, James (JT) Boudouris and Sally (Clemens) Guilbo.

JT Boudouris Boudouris is a Romeoville resident, business owner, and

a member of the Romeoville Chamber of Commerce. He is an active supporter of RHS Athletics and other school programs, as well

as a supporter of youth programs throughout the Valley View community. Boudouris is a member of the Hampton Park Social Athletic Club and contributes to such charities as March of Dimes and Cancer research.

given me an opportunity to develop a deep insight into the workings and policies inside and outside of our schools. This experience will help in dealing with the challenges facing our school district.”

Sally Guilbo

Quigley is a 13-year Bolingbrook resident and has been the Valley View School Board President since 2009. He also is an active member in the Bolingbrook Lions Club, United Way of Will County, Local Government Committee, and Hampton Park Social and Athletic Club. He currently serves on the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Steering Committee & Education Funding Task Force, Southland Convention and Tourism Board of Directors, and the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Board. He is a past member of the Bolingbrook Planning Commission.

Guilbo is a lifelong Romeoville resident and has been a member of the Valley View School District for 42 years, a product of the district herself. She has taught as Romeoville High School for 20 years, coached at RHS for 17 years, performed administrative duties at RHS for 11 years. “I love and I am proud of where I live and I want this community to be best it can be. A huge part of being the best community lies within our youth and the education they receive. …All my duties in the district “have

Steve Quigley

Quigley coaches community youth baseball, basketball and football. He contributes to such charities as the Valley View Educational Enrichment Foundation, Heart Haven Outreach, United Way of Will County, Breast Cancer Research, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Illinois Conservation Foundation, and the Humane Society.

Diane Parro Parro is a 25 year resident of Bolingbrook. Her children (Kristina, BHS ’11 and Brian, BHS’14) went through the VVSD schools where she was actively involved throughout the years, serving as PTA President at Wood View and Music Booster President at BHS, bringing the Art Works program to Jonas Salk, spearheading the purchase of

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Romeoville continues on pace with development Mayor delivers State of the Village address By Laura Katauskas staff reporter

katauskas@buglenewspapers.com @lkatauskas

Romeoville Mayor John Noak painted a picture of a village standing tall on development projects, spanning both retail and industrial endeavors contributing to its continued growth. Noak presented the 25th Annual State of the Village address hosted by the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce March 24 to 500 business leaders, elected officials, and citizens who attended the event at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center. Noak highlighted several development projects completed in 2014 that accounted for 1.3 million square feet of new industrial construction, 79,000 square feet of new commercial construction, and more than 1,300 jobs created. Starting off, acknowledging the space itself, a feat years in the making, the newly named Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center, has already had nearly 400,000 visitors this past year and received the 2015 Outstanding Facility

Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. Construction and development continues on both sides of town, with a retail focus on Route 53 and Weber Road. Concentrated on the push for a newly renovation Uptown Square space, several projects announced throughout the past year, remain on pace, said Noak. “We will continue to work on the revitalization of the entire corridor,” said Noak. He announced that the Franconi’s Grocery and Fat Ricky’s Restaurant will break ground this year; a new McDonald’s will build across from the event center on Route 53; further retail stores will occupy the space including the return of Subway; a proposal for a new retail center at the Northwest corner of Route 53 and 135th, across from the Walgreen’s store and; a new push for decorative lighting and streetscaping throughout the historic areas within the community. The village saw the completion of several projects along Weber Road, including the opening of TJ Maxx and Goodwill, car wash, a retail center including Chipotle, Sleepy’s and Dunkin Donuts, among other retail businesses throughout the village. This year will also see the opening of Mistwood’s $9.5 million

Romeoville Mayor John Noak gives the 25th annual State of the Village address at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center. (Photo by Laura Katauskas)

dollar clubhouse which will include a restaurant and banquet facility for 300. In addition, Ashely Furniture opened its distribution center and will soon open its retail outlet in May/June, making it the first hybrid store the chain occupies. In total, the village welcomed 88 new businesses in 2014. Large industrial player, Pizzuti is proposing to build 1 million square feet of industrial space; Fed Ex continues to grow and is planning an expansion; and Aryzta will complete the build of Romeoville’s tallest industrial building in its expansion of Great Kitchens, making an $80 million investment in the village.

“We are pleased with the progress we made in 2014 and are optimistic about the coming year,” said Noak. The recreation and parks department completed upgrades to the Lakewood Estates and Boucher Prairie Parks as well as installed new QR codes on its park trails, the first to do so in Illinois. Nearly $3 million was spent on resurfacing streets; another $2 million on water and sewer projects, including a state-of-theart ultraviolet disinfection system, another first of its kind in Illinois. Noak said the village is aggressive in its grant writing abilities, receiving grants for 911 operations to sidewalks for school crossings

and hopes state funding will still allow for needed grant programs in the future. He noted the continued partnership with the area’s educational players including Rasmussen College, Joliet Junior College, which will be expanded its Romeoville campus and Lewis University, nationally recognized as one of the top 25 best schools in the Midwest. Transportation a critical component for Romeoville, various projects along I55 will continue. A new Metra station is still in the works, with the announcement at the address, that the second design phase was approved, allowing for construction next year. In addition, PACE is working to develop another stop in Romeoville near White Fence Farm on Route 53. Several departments received noteworthy distinctions including the Finance Department’s Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association for Excellence in Financial Reporting. “We continue to do well, but we are not done yet,” said Noak. The full presentation of the State of the Village will be available on the village’s website at www. romeoville.org, as well as RPTV Comcast Channel 6 or AT&T Channel 99.


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Dateline: Springfield Edition Welcome to this week’s Hot Air, Springfield edition, culled from a bunch of meetings with local legislators in our State Capitol. dear John … Congratulations to state Sen. MICHAEL HASTINGS, D-Tinley Park, on his marriage in February. Only problem is, when you’re on several financial committees and the state is broke, you have to put some things on hold, courtesy of state Senate President JOHN CULLERTON, D-Chicago. “John told me, ‘You can plan your honeymoon for the week after the Fourth of July,’” Hastings said. “’If it gets bad, you can have your wife call the office.’” And with the temporary state income tax sunset in January and yet-to-be-discovered alternative revenue sources, she just might be making that call. “I don’t like using reserves,” Hastings said, “but this time, I may support it. Fiscal Year 2016 will be quite the train wreck.”

dear, dear nancy Will County Clerk NANCY SCHULTZ VOOTS has been telling County Board members she will need about $1 million more in this year’s budget due to a new law that requires her to offer same-day voter registration at

laTino communiTy Fair VVSD elementary school students prepare to perform at Thursday night’s Valley View Latino Community Fair at Bolingbrook High School.

all of the county’s 300-plus polling places. That is, i4f you want to help protect against voter fraud by buying nearly 300 special eBooks that contain info registration info for all voters in that area, anyway. The problem is, said state Rep. LARRY WALSH JR., D-Elwood, is that Voots seems to be the lone voice among her fellow clerks lobbying for a change in the law to at least reduce the number of same-day polling places. He did note, however, there are grants available to help offset the cost of those special books.

That resulted in a follow-up discussion with two of Rauner’s staff, including Sean McCarthy, policy advisor for Economic Development. And that could result in a tour by the governor’s staff that locals hope will open up tours to the still-safe parts of the prison.

and Pass The PePPer, Please

They said …

Not only was the recent dinner served by Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts students at the Governor’s Mansion a nice honor and great success, state Sen. PAT MCGUIRE, D-Crest Hill, happened to get into a little table talk sitting next to Gov. BRUCE RAUNER. Somewhere between the poached flounder and saffron herb mousseline, and the chocolate mousse, McGuire mentioned that, oh, by the by, the old Joliet Correctional Center on Collins Street is falling into disrepair. All the while, it continues to be the most asked about local spot by tourists.

inserT your oWn Punchline When Rauner visited Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln recently, Hastings said he became the first sitting governor to visit a prison in the state.

“You have a lot of prisons in your district.” Rauner said to McGuire when talking about old Joliet Correctional, Stateville and the Illinois Youth Center in Joliet, soon-to-be renovated as a treatment center for adult mentally ill offenders. “I’m quitting my job. I want to drive a combine!” What state Sen. LINDA HOLMES, D-Aurora, said she told her mother after getting a combine ride courtesy of the Will County Farm Bureau.

Managing editor Nick Reiher contributed to this week’s column.


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Romeoville Fire Department introduces new Citizens Fire Academy

Police Department to start gun buy-back program

Applications are available at Fire Station 1

Police Department is encouraging residents who have unwanted guns in their home to turn them in

The Romeoville Fire Department is proud to offer a new free program to residents in 2015, because being a Firefighter is not just about dousing flames. Get an inside view of the Romeoville Fire Department by learning about the services offered, while increasing your fire and safety awareness during the free 11-week Citizen’s Fire Academy. Citizen’s Academy topics include:

Fire Behavior, Fire Service Tools & Equipment, EMS Overview, Auto Extrication, Day in the training tower; CPR (will be certified by AHA) and more. Applicants must be 18 years of age. The first class begins May 6 and meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday for 11 weeks. Applications are available at Fire Station 1 (18 Montrose Dr.); Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road or by clicking here. Applications are available at Fire Station 1 (18 Montrose Dr.); Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road. Return applications to Fire Station #1 at 18 Montrose Drive by April 24.

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Manley advances legislation to consolidate local government With approval of the voters, through referendum To reduce spending and decrease duplicative government services, State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, pushed legislation through committee that would allow the Will County Board to consolidate and dissolve any unnecessary units of local government, with approval of the voters, through referendum. “Our state is currently facing serious financial issues and anything that we can do to reduce spending will help relieve some of that pressure,” said Manley.  “The intention of this bill is to allow Will County and all of the voters to decide whether or not they want to dissolve a unit of government that they feel only puts more of a burden on the taxpayers.”  House Bill 4047, which was heard in the Counties and Townships Committee March 26, would offer the Will County Board the opportunity, if they so choose, to review and analyze burdensome units of local government and

decide whether or not they should be dissolved and consolidated. Before the voters decide on whether or not they want that unit dissolved, the Board would have to inform the voters about how those services would continue to be provided, assuming it is consolidated, along with the cost savings.  “Illinois has the most units of government in the entire country, and it is likely that there are duplicative services being performed which means our government isn’t running as efficiently as possible,” Manley added.  “This bill is just one step that we can take to put the power back into the hands of not only the local governments but, more importantly, the taxpayers.    It would allow all of us to make sure that we are operating proficiently, while also saving tax dollars. Mostly, I think that Will County residents should be given the opportunity to reduce the size of their government if they so choose.”  For more information, please contact Manley’s full-time constituent service office at 815725-2741 or e-mail repmanley@ gmail.com.

The Romeoville Police Department will be conducting a “Gun Buy-Back” program April 11 in which residents will be able to turn in firearms, “No Questions Asked.” Citizens can remain anonymous and will not face any penalties for unlawful firearms. Police officers across the country see many instances where suspects, particularly juveniles, commit a crime with an older weapon that the rightful owner no longer uses, has forgotten about, or has seemingly lost track of. The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of firearms within our community that fall into this

category. The police department is encouraging residents who have unwanted guns in their home to turn them in. These firearms may include guns that were previously owned by a deceased relative or which were left in the home by a former resident. An amount of $60 cash will be paid on the spot for each weapon turned in. Ammunition may be turned in as well; however, there will be no payment to individuals turning in ammunition only. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at the Romeoville Police Department’s bond/release entrance located at the west end

of the police building, 1050 W. Romeo Road. Firearms should be unloaded and placed in a bag or other container and transported in the trunk or rear area of your vehicle. If you are unfamiliar with guns, do not try to unload it or tamper with it in any way. Once you arrive at the Department, an officer will take possession of your firearm. No questions will be asked of the person turning in the weapon(s). If you want to turn in a firearm, but have no transportation or you prefer to have a police officer transport your weapon(s), contact the police department and assistance will be provided on a case-by-case basis. If you have any further questions about the program, please contact Sergeant Christopher Burne at 815-886-7219.


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the s.t.e.p. experience

The VVSD Secondary Transition Experience Program (S.T.E.P.) pom squad gets ready to perform at Friday’s student/ staff basketball game that marked the culmination of Ability Awareness Month at S.T.E.P. (Submitted Photo)


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Rauner: Will County ‘doing pretty well … but can do better’ Insists he is ‘pro-competition,’ not anti-union By nick reiher

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Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped in Joliet March 27 to seek support from Will County officials in his quest to “turnaround” Illinois through various reforms. As a businessman, Rauner has attempted such turnarounds – taking a troubled company and bringing it back – many times before. But he told the several dozen officials packed into the BMO Harris Bank Community Room in the University of St. Francis’ downtown Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center – the Democratic process is a different animal. In business, he said he would have locked everyone in a room with cold pizza and said no one gets out until there is an agreement. But the $1.6 billion bailout for the 2015 budget took longer than he expected, he said. In the end, though, he said the process gave him hope he and the Legislature could work in bi-partisan fashion on the 2016 budget. He said he hoped to get a budget passed by May 31 so they can avoid needing a supermajority in the Legislature for approval. But he knows it will be tough. He said his turnaround agenda has been put into bill form, and he will be discussing it soon now that the 2015 shortfall has been addressed. For 2016, by law, Rauner had to provide a balanced budget when he did so back in February. Revenues are projected right about $32 billion, and Rauner says that’s what they will spend unless alternative sources are found. That includes monies to replace the $4 billion lost when the temporary state income tax increase sunset Jan. 1. Though the state is in financial crisis, he said he put more funding into education because he wants to help grow careers, not just jobs. And he would like to see technical and vocational

programs return to high schools. He believes in social services, but said the state can’t afford a strong social service safety net. Rebuilding the state’s economy and its education system can help the state get there. Rauner told the crowd too much time and money has been spent in the past on protecting government jobs. Though his reforms have been portrayed as anti-union, he insists he is “anticonflict of interest” and “procompetition.” The people who are making the rules are making it easier for unions who support them financially, he said, instead of working for the people who elected them. He suggested his “employee empowerment zones,” where work would be offered in open shops only, could be done by county. Then it would be up to the people in those counties whether they wanted union work or open shops, he said, adding that “Right to Work,” states such as Iowa have seen lower unemployment. John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, which co-hosted Rauner’s visit, said later he isn’t sure the general public should be the ones deciding whether their areas are open shop or unions. He added that he didn’t understand how offering open shops county by county would help the state as a whole, or if it would simply pit one county against another. Will County also has benefitted from union labor that is considered among the best when it comes to construction. He said it was “very bold” of Rauner to come into a strong union area like Will County to pitch his “Right to Work” plans. Though Rauner said thousands of employers won’t look at a closed shop state, Greuling said he has seen that prospective employers considering Will County or Illinois in general are less concerned about unions than they are the state’s pension issues and the worker’s compensation program, which Rauner called broken. Greuling also noted state transportation officials are taking another look at the financing possibilities for the proposed Illiana Tollway. Some

have said the state would need to put in another $400 million up front to make the road viable for prospective investors. But he believes that figure is high. Rauner said the Illiana is among major projects the state is looking at to improve infrastructure. That also includes whatever can be done to alleviate truck traffic issues around the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Joliet and Elwood that already has caused business to go elsewhere. “Right now, we’ve got bottlenecks with transportation in Will County,” Rauner told reporters later. “We can’t have bottlenecks if we’re going to keep growing.”

John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, listens as Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to Will County officials in Joliet March 27. (PHOTO BY NICK REIHER/MANAGING EDITOR)


www.crimestoppersofwillcounty.org • 800.323.734 Thursday, Apri l 2, 2015 | rom eovi llebug le.com 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. Christian Boston, 20, 206 Blackberry, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 7:23 p.m. March 15 and charged with possession of drug equipment, money laundering and look alike controlled substance in the 1300 block of Marquette.

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Melissa Garcia, 22, 2301 Misty Creek Trail, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. March 17 and charged with driving with suspended license, no insurance, and illegal use of cell phone near Weber and Taylor Roads.

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A theft over $500 was reported in the 400 block of Macon at 6:17 p.m. March 18. Tires and rims were taken by unknown person(s) from the back yard of the residence. Estimated value of the items is $600.

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Two thefts over $500 were reported in the 100 block of Anton Drive at 9:21 p.m. March 25. Unknown person(s) took two semitrailers from the business. One of the trailers contained $9,600 worth of truck tires. The trailers are valued at $6,000.

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Kyle Novak, 19, 605 Spruce Court, Oswego, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. March 20 and charged with disorderly conduct and illegal consumption of alcohol in the 400 block of Laurel.

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Ashley Turner, 18, 211 Otto Bend Drive, Morris, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. March 20 and charged with disorderly conduct and illegal consumption of alcohol in the 400 block of Laurel.

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Jesse Towner, 31, 1962 W. Ashbrooke, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. March 22 and charged with the possession of cannabis in the 700 block of North Independence.

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Numerous criminal damage to properties were reported in the 300 block of Hemlock, 300 block of Montrose, 700 block of Gavin, 0-100 block of Belmont, 300 block of Fremont, 500 block of Montrose, 400 block of Dalhart, 500 block of Camden, 800 block of Oakton, 100 block of Gorman, 400 block of Gainsborough and 1400 block of Larkspur. Unknown person(s) used a BB gun to damage the windows of several parked vehicles between

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7:45 and 11:25 a.m. March 22. Total damage is estimated at $8,850. Juan Carlos Giron, 44, 162 Fairfield Drive, was arrested at 5:21 a.m. March 22 and charged with one headlight and driving with a suspended license near Normantown Road and west of Montrose Avenue.

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James, 40, 1244 Avenue, Chicago, was arrested at 3:11 a.m. March 24 and charged with an in-state warrant in the 300 block of Reston Circle.

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Alisha Mann, 27, 2419 Burbank St., Joliet, was arrested at 4:32 a.m. March 24

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and charged with no valid driver’s license near Airport Road and Richfield Trail. Kenneth Neal, 40, 21815 W. Hannibal Court, Plainfield, was arrested at 6:15 a.m. March 24 and charged with an in-state warrant in the 700 block of Theodore Court.

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Martise Crawford, 23, 3551 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, was arrested at 6:10 p.m. March 25 and charged with disorderly conduct in the 1000 block of Crossroads.

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Batter Up for This Rite of Spring The Pilcher Park Pancake fest has been a tradition in our family before even had my own came down from Chicago with wife Anne. At that time, the festival offered MaNaGING edItor nreiher@buglenewspapers.com maple syrup tapped from the trees in @JolietILNews Pilcher Park. My brother was nuts for that syrup. I have known many types of So one year, I think he smuggled pressure in my life: deadlines; some from the table home in one portable toilets at concerts; of my niece Emily’s baby bottles. birdie putt after dodging a Speaking of babies, we brought hole in one by inches (missed ours there every year, using the it); asking Tammy to marry totem pole outside as a measuring me (got it); anytime the kids stick to see how much they had are driving anywhere (never nicK reiher grown each year. Our Jillian, now get over it). MANAGING EDITOR 25, was there this year, as was her But there’s nothing like cousin, Emily, two years older. standing over a sizzling And every year, we would wait in lines griddle, waiting for pancakes to set while a few dozen hungry people are lined up to get those unlimited pancakes, two sausages, coffee, milk or orange juice. behind you. Seriously. There was nothing like it. And every year, I would look at the guys I got a chance to fulfill a semi-lifelong flipping cakes back there, and I would dream March 21 by flipping pancakes envy them. It was a rite of spring. I mentioned my dream to my friend at the Pilcher Park Pioneer Fest and Glen Marcum, president of the Joliet Pancake Breakfast in Joliet. Some of you know I was among the Park District Board, which oversees bunch of guys grilling pork chops the Pilcher Park and the fest. Next thing I past few years for the Farm Bureau’s knew, I got the call: Pilcher Park Manager annual Family Night. That was fun, too, Katie Zaban invited me to flip cakes at grilling and helping Gordon McCoy press the fest. I could barely sleep the night before. a grate over the chops and flip them over all at once. I could do that for hours. And I drove over to Pilcher Park, parked in the space set aside for volunteers and I hope to do it again this summer. But the Pilcher Park Pancake fest has walked to the half mile or so to the been a tradition in our family before Nature Center, not knowing, or caring at even had my own. My brother Gordy that point, a shuttle could have brought heard about it some 30 years ago and me there.

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Once there, I hooked up with John Lesnak, a volunteer who has been flipping cakes for the Park District for 15 years. A few feet away in the small kitchen was his wife Terri, aptly known as “The Batter Queen,” for making sure we had enough ammunition in the thumb pump-powered pancake spreader. (Her relationship with pancakes ended there, however. “I don’t like the things.”) Once the clock struck 8 a.m., John and I started making cakes. The first time I used the spreader, I spilled a cup of batter from the side, making for an interesting shape. John knew how to make bunny ears on his, and he did a couple times. At one point, I looked back, and there was a line like the ones my family and I had stood in year after year. Initially, there was some pressure there to make sure people got their cakes and could sit down and enjoy them. But … you cannot rush pancakes. They will be done when they are done. So basically, I stopped looking behind me. I poured, waited, flipped, waited, then when they were ready, I scooped them on the plates, and started over. After nearly four hours, we were done. I could enjoy some pancakes and sides, and the best thing? John told me someone else does the cleanup. Is this a great job or what? More than 800 adults and children were served over the two days. I hope this turns into another annual tradition. I know it will be added to my long list of pancake festival memories. I can’t wait until next year.

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Railroad safety too important to ignore Accidents are too common, but they are preventable A story, “We are Heartbroken,” published March 19, 2015 in the Champaign NewsGazette, described a March 18, accident in Tilton, Vermilion County, in which a young man was struck and killed by a train. It’s a painful reminder to all of us to be especially careful near railroad tracks. Unfortunately, that tragic incident plays out all too often in Illinois. (Similar incidents occurred in two other Illinois communities within the past week). These accidents are too common, but they are preventable.

Illinois ranks fourth in the nation for the highest number of trespasser fatalities and, in the past five years, 15 percent of those fatalities were in the 13-19 age group. The Illinois Commerce Commission, in conjunction with Operation Lifesaver, strives every day to educate the public on the dangers associated with rail transportation. Walking on railroad tracks is not only dangerous, but also illegal. Illinois law states,”No person may walk, ride, drive or be upon or along the right- of- way or rail yard of a rail carrier within the state, other than at a public crossing. Violators may be subject to a $150.00 fine.” (ILCS 18C-7503) OLI is a non-profit, public education program with hundreds of transportation safety and law enforcement partners, 50 state

programs and more than 3,500 volunteers who are dedicated to ending tragedy on the tracks throughout North America. Those volunteers provide over 10,000 safety presentations annually, teaching drivers education students, professional drivers and school bus operators to “Look, Listen & Live!” at highway-rail grade crossings and to “Stay Off! Stay Away! Stay Alive!” when it comes to railroad tracks and property. I urge anyone interested in learning more about railroad safety to visit the ICC (www.icc.illinois.gov) or Operation Lifesaver (www.oli.org) websites for additional information. very truly yours, Michael e. stead rail safety Program administrator


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Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante recently joined “Doc” Gregory, President of the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Hugo Manzo to inspect the work being performed by Apprentices from the Painters District Council #14 on the Rialto Square Theatre and WCMEAA-owned properties. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Local building trades assist in Rialto repairs Will donate apprentices’ time to help offset costs

At the request of Mayor Tom Giarrante, local building trades will be helping shore up structural and maintenance issues at the Rialto Square Theatre. “The mayor called me and asked if we could outreach to our delegates for some donated help,” said Don “Doc” Gregory, President of the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council. “We talked to some of the trades, and they were very receptive to the idea of donating their apprentices’ time on appropriate projects and materials when possible.” Hugo Manzo, Business Representative from Painters District Council 14, also will participate. “We appreciate the opportunity to help out the city and the Rialto,” Manzo said. Manzo’s apprentices have already started working in 2 Rialto Square, a nearby office building owned by the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (WCMEAA). “I think it’s great that the trades are stepping up to help out the Rialto,” Giarrante said. “The theatre and adjacent buildings have some structural and maintenance issues, and the money just isn’t there to fix it all. “This is an outstanding effort by our local tradesmen and women.

The Rialto gets some help, and the apprentices learn their trade. It won’t solve every problem, but it’s a good start.” Mike Biedron, Building Operations Manager for the WCMEAA, said he was thankful for ayor Giarrante’s idea, and will take whatever help he can get. “I think we can knock out a hallway every weekend the Painter’s apprentices are made available to us, and that would be great, Bierdron said. “Our cost was about $12,000 for the painting in the hallways and common areas alone. With the donated time, talent and materials, we can then put those dollars we save into new carpeting. We can then pretty much renovate the whole common area for a reasonable amount.” Biedron said there’s plenty of opportunity for other union construction trades to help. “As far as the other trades, I know the Bricklayers can do some patching and grinding around the exterior of the building, and that would be a great help,” Biedron said. “We’ll wait to see what is possible for them to do, but either way, this is a great deal for the Rialto.” Giarrante said the office space properties owned by the WCMEAA need to be renovated and fully occupied by rentals. “If that happens, the theatre’s cash flow situation would greatly improve,” he said. “Then they can simply focus on signing acts.”


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PLAYER OF YEAR Raider senior named as Voyager Media’s top hoopster

By MarK GreGory sports reporter

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If you went back and pulled tape on Bolingbrook coach Rob Brost talking about his senior standout Prentiss Nixon, the quote you would hear over and over again is, “It’s Prentiss being Prentiss.” So, what does being Prentiss mean? It means 16.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. It means the leader of the team that placed third in state, the first Bolingbrook team to ever place. It means first team All-State as picked by the Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association. And now, it means the 2015 Voyager Media Player of the Year. “He is a special, special player

and a special, special kid,” Brost said of Nixon. “The maturity he has shown over the last year has taken his game to a new level. He has grown in composure and in the way he handles things on and off the floor.” Sure, that maturity was evident when he stepped up and put his team on his back, averaging 31 points against Plainfield East and Neuqua Valley in the sectionals, but was maybe most apparent in the third place game against Geneva, when Nixon was shoved to the floor by Loudon Love-Vollbrecht late in the fourth quarter. “That was on the biggest stage in the last game of the season,” Brost said. “The team followed his lead – when he didn’t react, they didn’t react.”

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Cappelletti joins Raider trio on All-Area basketball team The lone returning starter from Benet’s Class 4A 2013-14 state runner-up club, Bonnett stepped right up and took over as the team’s leader this season, averaging 17 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds. Bonnett was part of teams that won 27, 25 and 22 games, respectively, in each of his varsity seasons. “We put a lot on him as far as responsibility (this season) and he came through,” said Benet coach Gene Heidkamp. “I think he had an excellent season and was a big part of helping our team be successful.”

50 assists and 35 steals for the regional champs. “Aaron has been the face of the program for the last three years,” East coach Branden Adkins said. “All attention has been on him because of his ability as a player. What is great about Aaron is his competitiveness to win as a team and not his only personal stats. He knew that his ability and hard work was going to be able to get him where he wants to get to which is the University of Illinois. When it was time to prepare for a game or game time it was all about trying to find a way to win. If he knew that he needed to be the scorer that night it was he went out to do. If it was being a distributor or rebounder that is what he went out to do. He made his teammates better through these types of actions.”

AARON JORDAN

JOE MOONEY

The University of Illinois-bound senior averaged 19 points per game for Plainfield East. Also had 4.3 rebounds per game, more than

The ESCC Player of the Year averaged 19 points per game this season despite being the focus of constant attention from opposing

Here are the members of the 2015 Voyager Media All-Area boys basketball team.

FIRST TEAM COLIN BONNETT

defenses. The senior guard could be counted on for a clutch basket down the stretch, whether it be taking it to the hole or swishing a three-pointer. “He’s going to be tough to replace,” said Notre Dame coach Tom Les, who noted Mooney has several NCAA Division I and multiple Division II offers on the table.” He handled the ball quite a bit under pressure for us. He had a very good year.”

PRENTISS NIXON Voyager Media Player of the Year averaged 16.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The Colorado State University recruit was named first team AllState as picked by the Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association.

TREVOR STUMPE Plainfield North senior averaged 23 points, six rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while leading the Tigers to the Southwest Prairie Conference championship. “He was conference MVP and team MVP,” North coach Bob Krahulik said. “He can score in any way, penetrating, shooting or at the free throw line. He is a very good off the ball defender, which is why he averaged two steals per game. Trevor meant so much to this team this year because he had so many responsibilities, such as handling all pressure and making shots when we needed them, plus he was our leading rebounder. Trevor will be missed immensely because you don’t get too many players that are as skilled as him.”

Second team AMMAR BECAR Notre Dame’s 6-6 junior has a thick frame that enables him to bang inside for points and rebounds, yet he can handle the ball on the perimeter and hit a three-pointer. Becar, who averaged 17 points and nine rebounds, will again be a go-to player next season for the Dons, who gave state champion Stevenson its toughest game in the postseason. “Ammar is a three-year varsity player,” said Les. “The last two years he’s been a major contributor. He’s improved each year and we’re

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JOE BUTLER Minooka junior averaged 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Butler shot 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line. He was an all-Southwest Prairie Conference player and was all tournament team at the WJOL Thanksgiving tournament, the York Holiday tournament and the Galesburg MLK tournament. “Joe was the heart and soul of our basketball team,” said Minooka coach Scott Tanaka. “His toughness led to our first regional championship game in 15 years and our first fourstraight 15-plus winning seasons since 1955.”

JALEN JACKSON Junior from Joliet Catholic Academy averaged 18.5 points per game. He tallied 47 steals on the season, hit 72 three pointers and shot 80 percent from the free throw line. Was the leading scorer in the East Suburban Catholic Conference and was

named to the all-conference team. Jackson paced the Hilltoppers to their first season above .500 since 1982. “All of his stats are good, but what Jalen does that sets him aside from other kids and makes him all-area is the fact that he gets better every month, every week, every day,” said JCA coach Joe Gura. “He really works at his game. Everyone knows he can shoot, but he is religious about ball handling and working out and getting stronger, rebounding. His work ethic is outstanding and that is what makes his. When I put him in the starting lineup as a freshman, we were at rock bottom and we were looking at a foundation and he has done a wonderful job of being one of those building blocks to get JCA basketball back to respectability. “There is also not a nicer, more humble kid. He just goes about his business in his own quiet way.”

JORDON KEDROWSKI Perhaps the best pure shooter in the West Suburban Silver, Kedrowski, a senior who transferred

from Neuqua Valley, proved he could find an open teammate, too. He averaged nearly 13 points and 4.7 assists per contest, and shot over 45 percent from the arc. “He had a breakout year,” said Downers North coach Jim Thomas. “He shot the ball and assisted the ball and logged the most minutes on our team. He was good from beginning to end and we counted on him. He had some really big games for us in the conference.”

GEORGE SARGEANT The 6-7 senior went about his business quietly but effectively for Maine South. This year he averaged over 15.5 points and nearly seven rebounds per game and hit 67 percent of his field-goal attempts. He’s the school’s all-time leader in field-goal percentage (65.1) and surpassed 1,000 career points (1,148). “He’s been the foundation of our baseline for the past two years,” said Maine South coach Tony Lavorato. “He always worked hard and was a great leader, always kept even keel. He cared about the game and Maine South basketball

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THIRD TEAM JON ARENAS Maine South’s steady junior wasn’t afraid to go to the hoop if the Hawks needed a bucket, and he displayed good range from the outside as well. But Arenas also was an effective defender who set a single-season school record with 80 steals this winter. “He came into his own in January of last year and kept building his confidence,” said Lavorato. “He plays with great flow and determination, and is able to create shots.”

He set a school record with 22 dunks this season. Kevin meant so much because teams had to worry about him, not just Trevor. If teams focused on Trevor too much, Kevin had big games and he is going to have many more next year.”

taking notes on his method of operation and how that transfers in the games.”

BRODRIC THOMAS

The rugged 6-4 Maine East senior power forward averaged a double-double this season (13 points, 12 rebounds) and was a four-year varsity performer for coach Dave Genis. One of his better games occurred in the regional semifinals versus Stevenson when he tallied 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Bolingbrook senior averaged 11.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He was tabbed as an All-State FourthTeamselectionfromtheIllinois Basketball Coaches’ Association. “He has improved so much. He has a chance to be a special player at the next level,” Brost said. “He has a skill set that is hard to find. He can play both guard spots, can really shoot it and is sneaky athletic. He is a very complete player and understands the game really well.”

KEVIN KRIEGER

SHANE RITTER

FOURTH TEAM

A junior from Plainfield North, Krieger averaged 13 points, five rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. “He is extremely athletic with very good basketball skills,” Krahulik said. “He can shoot the three and has developed a little mid range pull-up. He was our second leading rebounder and shot -blocker. When Trevor had off games, he was the one who picked up the slack for the team.

Plainfield South senior led the team with 14.3 points per game and 3.87 rebounds per game. Added 54 steals and 70 three-pointers to also lead the team. “Shane was a great asset to our team,” South coach Tim Boe said. “He led by example and is a great player. As a coaching staff, we couldn’t ask for anything more from anyone on our team. “He will be missed, but we know there were 10 juniors in the gym

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MATT CAPPELLETTI Romeoville junior forward led the team in scoring, averaging 13 points per game for the Spartans. Was also among the team leaders in steals, rebounds, steals, three-pointers and free throw percentage. “Matt Cappelletti is the leader of our team both on and off the court,” said Romeoville coach Marc Howard. “He led the team in scoring average 13

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Sargeant, deMarigny was a three-year starter and four-year varsity player, and helped the Hawks win 81 games during his career. The senior point guard leaves as the school’s all-time leader in assists (428) and three-pointers (113). This year, he also snapped Maine South’s all-time mark for assists in a single season (212)—a record which stood since 1979.

rebounds per game. “He had great numbers and his contributions were not always seen on the stat sheet,” said Central coach Jeff Corcoran. “He carried us while we were dealing with injuries and suspensions.”

ELYJAH GOSS

George

Joliet Central senior averaged 14.4 points, 3.4 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.1

Plainfield East junior post contributed 10 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, while shooting better than 60 percent form the floor. “Elyjah is a real force around

Reacting the right way has been something Nixon has done since he first arrived at Bolingbrook. “There was so much pressure on him as a freshman with the way basketball is and all the hype,” Brost said. “He handled that even as a freshman with a level of maturity

you don’t find in many high school kids. You can credit his parents on that because he is hearing the right things at home. This year, he faced a box and one, triangle and two. He was facing defenses that were totally designed to take him out of the game. That is when you have to be totally mature and he showed

that.” With his play and success, Nixon has placed himself among the Raider elite as he leaves Illinois to play next season at Colorado State University. “He is the face of the program at this point,” Brost said. “When Ben (Moore) graduated, everyone

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the rim,” Adkins said. “With his length and vertical ability he is very difficult to guard and keep off the glass. He also has the ability to hit the 15-footer. He was our leader in field goal percentage and rebounds. He also had a number of doubledoubles which going into next year will need to be his average. He really stepped up for us at times and created a lot of highlight pieces. Next year expectations will be high for him. He has the ability to be the best player in the conference and one of the best in the area.”

The Bolingbrook senior tallied 9.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the third-place Raiders. Torres was special mention All State and will play next season at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “His potential is still through the roof,” Brost said. “I am proud of how he finished the season because there was a part in the season where he needed to go harder for longer and especially the last third of the season, he really did that.” - Compiled by Voyager Media staff

wondered what we were going to do. Well, here was Prentiss as a sophomore and he stepped right in there. He is the hardest working player in the program since I have been there. I would get to school at 6:30 a.m. and on my way to my office, I would see him in the gym, he is not just shooting driveway

jumpers, he would have a sweat going, even on game days. “It has been a pleasure to coach him and it has been a pleasure to be around him and I have said proud about a million times since Saturday night, but I am just so proud in the person he has become.”


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This sports heartbreak hits closer to home As a sports fan, you have your times of both triumph and heartbreak. It seems like for many fans, especially me, there are more cases of heartbreak. Over my 30 years of life, I have been able to celebrate two championships: The 1998 Tennessee Volunteers football team and the 2013 Seattle Seahawks. During that time there have been many more heartbreaks. The several close hoops and football losses for the Vols, the Houston Astros losing four close World Series games to the Chicago White Sox, and obviously, this past year’s Super Bowl loss for the Seahawks. Those pale in comparison to how I felt in 2004 when the Lewis Flyers men’s basketball team hosted regionals and were upset by a No. 8 seed. Not only was it my school, but I was a manager on the team and had been with the team just about the whole way. To this day it was the last time I cried after a sporting event and will more than likely be the last time ever. Yes, if you ever want to see a bunch of tough guys cry, just go into a locker room after an NCAA Tournament game and you will see plenty. A team that we swept that year, Southern Indiana, went on to win our regional and play for the National Championship. Had we not lost a four-year starter at the end of the regular season, that could have been us. That brings me to this year’s Lewis women’s team. The team was built a lot like my team of 2004, a veteran unit that was built to make a deep run. That run started right away

in exhibition play, where they beat three Division-I s c h o o l s , Loyola by 20, Northern Illinois by 11 TAYLOR’S TAKE and Marquette SCOTT TAYLOR by three. That was followed by 23 straight wins and the No. 1 ranking in Division II. “We started the season with three exhibition games against D-I teams and beat three in a week,” Lewis coach Lisa Carlson said in a press conference following the Elite Eight in South Dakota. “That started getting people’s attention. We started climbing the polls and were ranked No. 1 for the first time ever. It brings a lot of recognition to the community.” The Flyers lost for the first time all season, surprisingly at home, to Drury, where yours truly was in attendance (of course). However, they bounced back and rolled to the conference tournament, looking to wrap up the top regional seed for the first time since 2007 (which happened to be my senior year and I filmed a regional semifinal upset loss). After losing in the GLVC semifinals (which I watched online), the Flyers got shafted and had to go up to Michigan Tech for regional play as the No. 2 seed. That didn’t faze them though, and with some help from Ashland, they didn’t have to play the top seed and were able to beat Ashland in the finals to advance to their first-ever Elite Eight in South Dakota.

Of course, rather than listening via radio, I tuned in online to watch the game and get a story (at least I did see a few wins online as well). Despite some questionable fouls that kept posts Jess Reinhart and Mariyah Brawner-Henley in foul trouble throughout the game, the Flyers appeared in control for much of the game, leading by nine late in the first half and by six at the half, despite the foul trouble and not playing their best ball. The second half was more of the same, but turnovers (20 for the game) and cold shooting (29% in second half ) doomed Lewis against Limestone. “I think their zone was something we definitely struggled with,” Lewis junior Jamie Johnson said. “They had a couple long people up top and were able to get some steals out of that. You’re going to have bad shooting nights and this was one of them, but we fought hard till the end, they were just the better team tonight.” Still, the Flyers had a wide open look from the baseline to take the lead late that missed and had three attempts to tie in the closing seconds from three-point range that were off the mark. “I think all you can ask for at the end of the game is to get looks like that and have the right people shooting it,” Carlson said. “This is a group that will never quit and will fight to the end.” That brought an end to a great ride and one of the most successful seasons in any sport in Lewis history. The Flyers set program records for most wins (31) and fewest losses (3)

on top of their other first-time achievements. “We didn’t play our best ball game tonight, but what they did this year is pretty remarkable,” Carlson said. “The minute they got on the court for practice, we had a feeling it would be a special year and it was. There were a lot of firsts for Lewis.” “It didn’t end the way we wanted it to and we didn’t go as far as we wanted to, but I’m proud of my team,” senior Kristin Itschner said. “I’ve been playing with these girls for a long time and they are like family to me. I’m proud of what we accomplished.” The downside of having such a veteran team is that when it is over, it is over for many key players. The Flyers lose their No. 3-No. 6 scorers, which contributed to 37 points per game, including the all-time assists leader, Nikki Nellon, who dished out

a team-best 176 on the year, more than five per game. With that said, they do return their top two scorers in Johnson (18.2 PPG) and Brawner-Henley (17.6 PPG, 12.1RPG), which will still make them a threat in the GLVC and region. “It’s going to be hard losing this group of seniors, but we have some key players coming back, so I don’t think this is the last people will hear of Lewis,” Carlson stated. “No one wants your season to end, but when you have such a big impact from your senior class, it makes it harder to swallow.” With the way the program has been heading for the years, there is no reason to think this team has hit their peak. Those returning will be ready to get back on the court and you can expect to see the Flyers back in the tournament again next year. I, for one, can’t wait.

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save, spend and give wisely. You can do this around the subject of grades if you want. There’s probably a valid case to be made that getting an “A” takes a lot more work than getting a “C.” You’re certainly not obligated to pay them for work or grades, but if you don’t do some of this – and teach them the proper ways to handle the money they earn — you’ll miss out on a lot a fantastic teachable moments. —Dave

Making grown-up choices Dear Dave, My husband and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan. We’ve got our starter emergency fund of $1,000 in

the bank, and we’re busy paying off credit cards and unpaid taxes from previous years. He thinks it’s okay to take trips and save up for other fun things while we’re doing this, but I disagree. I want to cut out all extra spending and pay off our debt as fast as possible. What’s your opinion? Laura Dear Laura, It’s okay to do those things in the general philosophy of life. Unfortunately, that’s not what I teach when it comes to getting out of debt and gaining control of your finances. The reason people are successful following my plan is because I teach common sense combined with an unbridled, scorched-earth kind of intensity. Let’s take a closer look at this. You have unpaid taxes, not to mention credit card debt hanging over your heads, and he’s talking about going on a trip and saving up for toys? I’m sorry, but that’s completely

valley | from page 2 an acoustical sound shell in the BHS Auditorium, and many other initiatives. She is currently a guest teacher at Jonas Salk. She volunteers extensively in the community, her church, and VVSD where she serves as the FANSS (Friends and Neighbors Supporting Students) coordinator at BHS. She has also been involved in the Boy Scout organization since 2002, serving in several leadership capacities. She was recognized by Rainbow Council in 2014 with the

irresponsible. Remember when we were kids, and Mommy and Daddy wouldn’t let us go outside and play until we had cleaned up our mess? That’s the kind of thing I teach. There’s a process here. There’s an idea and a concept behind what I teach, and when you plug into it, you’re going to start moving in a positive direction. In short, behaviors have to change, Laura. The more dramatically they change, the better results you get and the faster you fix things. But if you don’t plug into it — if he doesn’t plug into it — you guys are going to keep getting the same results you’ve been getting, which basically stink! —Dave

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T h ur sday, Apri l 2, 2015 | rom eovi llebug le.com SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 212 Karen Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 (Single Family Home). On the 30th day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: Wells Fargo Bank National Association as Trustee for Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-12 Plaintiff V. Brian R. Todd a/k/a Brian Todd; Melissa L. Todd a/k/a Melissa Todd; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Defendant. Case No. 10 CH 2248 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: FISHER & SHAPIRO, LLC. 2121 Waukegan Road Suite 301 Bannockburn, Illinois 60015 847-291-1717 847-291-3434 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 315 Mckool Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 (Single Family Home). On the 16th day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff V. Pablo Palencia; Abelina Palencia; LVNV Funding LLC; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Pablo Palencia, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Abelina Palencia, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendant. Case No. 13 CH 3264 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: Wirbicki Law Group 33 W Monroe Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603-5332 312-360-9455 312-572-7823 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 153 Azalea Circle Unit #627 Romeoville, IL 60446 (Residential). On the 16th day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: PNC Bank, National Association Plaintiff V. Jon Pierre A. Bradley; et. al. Defendant. Case No. 13 CH 3752 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-13-23782 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 3/19, 3/26, 4/2


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22 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 59 Tahoe Lane, Romeoville, IL 60446 (Single Family Residence). On the 23rd day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: EVERBANK, Plaintiff V. MODESTO MARTINEZ, LIDUVINA MARTINEZ and MARQUETTE’S CROSSING WEST HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, Defendant. Case No. 12 CH 5220 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 East Main Street, Suite 200 Decatur, Illinois 62523 217-422-1719 217-422-1754 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 315 Reston Circle, Romeoville, IL 60446 (Single Family Residence). On the 30th day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff V. JEFFREY D. JOHNSON AKA JEFFREY DAVID JOHNSON, LESLIE A. JOHNSON AKA LESLIE ANNE JOHNSON, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC and LAKEWOOD FALLS PHASE 5 HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Defendant. Case No. 14 CH 2087 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 East Main Street, Suite 200 Decatur, Illinois 62523 217-422-1719 217-422-1754 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 4/2, 4/9, 4/16

Thursday, Apri l 2, 2015 | rom eovi llebug le.com SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 943 BILTMORE COURT, ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 (RESIDENTIAL). On the 16th day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR REGISTERED HOLDERS OF FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF18, Plaintiff V. SHARON MAYFIELD; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR NATIONPOINT A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; HERITAGE PLACE ATTACHED TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION; Defendant. Case No. 14 CH 1986 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: Johnson, Blumberg and Associates, LLC 230 West Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 312-541-9710 312-541-9711 (fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 94 WINDFLOWER COURT, ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS 60446 (Single family residence). On the 23rd day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC., MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AR7, Plaintiff V. RODOLFO SAUCEDO AND MARIA SAUCEDO A/K/A MARIA E. SAUCEDO, WESPARK MASTER ASSOCIATION AND WESPARK CLUSTER HOME ASSOCIATION, Defendant. Case No. 12 CH 3039 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/151507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. For Information Please Contact: LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 N. FRANKLIN STREET SUITE 201 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606 (312) 357-1125 (312) 357-1140 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE at 412 HONEYTREE DR., ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 (Single family residence). On the 23rd day of April, 2015, to be held at 12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case Title: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff V. WILLIAM WELLS AND YVETTE WELLS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY AND HONEYTREE TOWNHOUSE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Defendant. Case No. 14 CH 1315 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois. Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact: LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 N. FRANKLIN STREET SUITE 201 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606 (312) 357-1125 (312) 357-1140 (Fax) PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published 3/26, 4/2, 4/9


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PNC Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Jon Pierre A. Bradley; et. al. Defendant. No. 13 CH 3752

Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. Pablo Palencia; Abelina Palencia; LVNV Funding LLC; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Pablo Palencia, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Abelina Palencia, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendant. No. 13 CH 3264

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR REGISTERED HOLDERS OF FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF18, Plaintiff, vs. SHARON MAYFIELD; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR NATIONPOINT A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; HERITAGE PLACE ATTACHED TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION; Defendant. No. 14 CH 1986 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 9th day of February, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 16th day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the followingdescribed real estate: PARCEL 1: LOT 104 IN HERITAGE PLACE SUBDIVISION UNIT 2 PHASE 1, A RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF HERITAGE PLACE SUBDIVISION UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 19, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R99-89934, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1 OVER ANY SHARED DRIVEWAY AREAS AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 14.02 AND 14.03 OF THE DECLARATION OF HERITAGE PLACE ATTACHED TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION RECORDED AUGUST 23, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R99-105144, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 943 BILTMORE COURT, ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: RESIDENTIAL P.I.N.: 11-04-05-218-083 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Johnson, Blumberg and Associates, LLC 230 West Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 312-541-9710 312-541-9711 (fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 14th day of January, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 16th day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the followingdescribed real estate: UNIT 627 IN PARKSIDE CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: PARTS OF LOTS IN WESGLEN SUBDIVISIONS, BEING SUBDIVISIONS OF PARTS OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “D” TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED OCTOBER 21, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R99-128921, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. Commonly known as: 153 Azalea Circle Unit #627 Romeoville, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: Residential P.I.N.: 04-07-104-137-1002 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Codilis & Associates, P.C. 15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-794-5300 630-794-9090 fax 14-13-23782 MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 10th day of July, 2014, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 16th day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the followingdescribed real estate: LOT 29 IN BLOCK 6 IN HAMPTON PARK UNIT 10 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 3, 1968, AS DOCUMENT NO. R68-6757, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 315 Mckool Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: Single Family Home P.I.N.: 11-04-04-211-008 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS EVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. MODESTO MARTINEZ, LIDUVINA MARTINEZ and MARQUETTE’S CROSSING WEST HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, Defendant. No. 12 CH 5220 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 22nd day of January, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 23rd day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the followingdescribed real estate: Lot 53 in Marquette’s Crossing West, Being a Subdivision of part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 7, Township 36 North, Range 10, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded September 24, 2001, as Document No. R2001126836, in Will County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 59 Tahoe Lane, Romeoville, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: Single Family Residence P.I.N.: 11-04-07-108-017-0000 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Wirbicki Law Group 33 W Monroe Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603-5332 312-360-9455 312-572-7823 (Fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 East Main Street, Suite 200 Decatur, Illinois 62523 217-422-1719 217-422-1754 (Fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County

Published 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

Published 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM WELLS AND YVETTE WELLS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY AND HONEYTREE TOWNHOUSE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, Defendant. No. 14 CH 1315 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 8th day of January, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 23rd day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: PARCEL 1: UNIT 2-35-2 IN HONEYTREE SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. TWO, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 29, 1973 AS DOCUMENT NO. R73-26479, AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED MARCH 28, 1974 AS DOCUMENT NO. R74-6856, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1 AS SET FORTH IN DECLARATION OF EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, COVENANTS AND CONDITIONS RECORDED DECEMBER 21, 1972 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R72-37034, AS AMENDED, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 412 HONEYTREE DR., ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: Single family residence P.I.N.: 02-27-116-009 A/K/A 12-02-27116-009 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 N. FRANKLIN STREET SUITE 201 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606 (312) 357-1125 (312) 357-1140 (Fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 3/26, 4/2, 4/9


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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AR7, Plaintiff, vs. RODOLFO SAUCEDO AND MARIA SAUCEDO A/K/A MARIA E. SAUCEDO, WESPARK MASTER ASSOCIATION AND WESPARK CLUSTER HOME ASSOCIATION, Defendant. No. 12 CH 3039

Wells Fargo Bank National Association as Trustee for Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-12 Plaintiff,

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY D. JOHNSON AKA JEFFREY DAVID JOHNSON, LESLIE A. JOHNSON AKA LESLIE ANNE JOHNSON, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC and LAKEWOOD FALLS PHASE 5 HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Defendant. No. 14 CH 2087

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 8th day of January, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 23rd day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: PARCEL 1: LOT 67 IN WESPARK SUBDIVISION UNIT 1, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST l/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 13, 1998, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R98-003865, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1 OVER THE COMMON AREAS AS DEFINED IN PLAT OF WESPARK SUBDIVISION UNIT 1 AFORESAID. Commonly known as: 94 WINDFLOWER COURT, ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS 60446 Description of Improvements: Single family residence P.I.N.: 11-04-07-206-069 A/K/A 04-07-206-069 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 N. FRANKLIN STREET SUITE 201 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606 (312) 357-1125 (312) 357-1140 (Fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

vs. Brian R. Todd a/k/a Brian Todd; Melissa L. Todd a/k/a Melissa Todd; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Defendant. No. 10 CH 2248 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 29th day of January, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 30th day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the followingdescribed real estate: LOT 20 IN BLOCK 3 IN HAMPTON PARK SUBDIVISION NO. 11, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTIONS 3 AND 4, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 3, 1968, AS DOCUMENT NO. R68-6758, IN WILL COUNTY ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 212 Karen Avenue Romeoville, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: Single Family Home P.I.N.: 04-03-105-020 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: FISHER & SHAPIRO, LLC. 2121 Waukegan Road Suite 301 Bannockburn, Illinois 60015 847-291-1717 847-291-3434 (Fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 4/2, 4/9, 4/16

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 5th day of March, 2015, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the 30th day of April, 2015, commencing at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder or bidders the following-described real estate: THAT PART OF LOT 102 IN LAKEWOOD FALLS UNIT 5 POD 22, 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 OCTOBER 12, 1999 AS DOCUMENT R99-124554 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 102; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 36.7 SECONDS WEST, 104.68 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST, 32.51 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST, 104.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST, 32.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 315 Reston Circle, Romeoville, IL 60446 Description of Improvements: Single Family Residence P.I.N.: 06-03-12-410-047-0000 fka 03-12410-047-0000 Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours; plus, for residential real estate, a statutory judicial sale fee calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, not to exceed $300, for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund. No judicial sale fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. All payments shall be made in cash or certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Will County. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J) if there is a surplus following application of the proceeds of sale, then the plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties to the proceeding advising them of the amount of the surplus and that the surplus will be held until a party obtains a court order for its distribution or, in the absence of an order, until the surplus is forfeited to the State. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 East Main Street, Suite 200 Decatur, Illinois 62523 217-422-1719 217-422-1754 (Fax) MIKE KELLEY Plaintiff’s Attorney Sheriff of Will County Published 4/2, 4/9, 4/16


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Cuba is teeming with talent, film business needs reform Many Cuban filmmakers have had to seek funding overseas By Paul Duran Variety

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Since President Obama eased tensions with Cuba late last year, the film community in the island nation has been optimistic, if cautiously so, about striking new relationships with its counterpart in Hollywood, and hopeful it can reform the Cuban film industry to compete on the world stage. “Many (American) directors have expressed - more or less privately their interest in filming in Cuba,” says Luis Barrera, senior advisor at the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industry (ICAIC), the government-run film commission that, in essence, acts as the sole movie studio in Cuba. “On the other hand, Cuba has its own tradition in cinema, and is among the leading lights in the Caribbean region,” he adds. Helmers like Alejandro Brugues (“Juan of the Dead”) and

Daniel Diaz Torres (“La Pelicula de Ana”) are some filmmakers who’ve gained international recognition. Barrera notes that it’s also important for Cuba to build an efficient and competitive infrastructure, with professional crews experienced not only in local productions, but in co-productions with Europeans. “This is one aspect we can quickly work on, as well as looking toward investments and joint ventures, including tax rebates and other incentives to attract U.S. filmmakers,” Barrera says. Local filmmakers, though, worry that ICAIC will prioritize the needs of foreign productions that want to film in Cuba over the needs to develop those of the nation’s own creative talent. “The first step should be to see how Cuban cinema can flourish from this relationship on its home turf, and hopefully not get swallowed up by the great machinery of the U.S. film industry,” says Carlos

Quintela, whose second film, “The Project of the Century,” about three generations of a Cuban family living near an abandoned Soviet nuclear power station, won a Tiger award at Rotterdam after being acquired for international sales by Berlin-based M-Appeal. Filmmaker Yassel Iglesias, who made 2012 doc “The Chosen Island,” about Jewish emigres in Cuba, which ultimately brought him to the U.S., sees progress coming only after regulations ease. “I think that (reform) will definitely help the production of Cuban films,” says Iglesias, “but I can’t use the phrase ‘Cuban film industry’ yet, because so far there have been no reforms or laws that recognize new independent companies, and the only ‘industry’ is ICAIC, which many Cuban filmmakers refuse to work with.” Many Cuban filmmakers have had to seek funding overseas. Quintela, a former student at the Intl. Film and Television School (EICTV) in Havana, started a production company in England and raised

coin for “Project of the Century” from Argentina (with production shingle Rizoma Films), as well as tapping coin from the Rotterdam fest’s Hubert Bals Fund. At its heart, Cuba is a warm, welcoming nation full of vast promise and rich potential, yearning for opportunity, both economically and artistically. Despite its communist roots, the country has an entrepreneurial spirit, built of raw necessity plus a desire to make its own way, without an intrusive government or an overbearing nextdoor neighbor. For now, the greatest obstacle to rebuilding the local film industry may well be the lack of freedom of expression. The promise that a diplomatic thaw would change that took a blow when Boris Arenas Gonzalez, a professor at EICTV, was fired after being jailed for attempting to participate in a freespeech-themed performance-art event. Especially troubling is that the school, which has an international charter, has been a beacon of free speech in Cuba for students and filmmakers from around the world.

The hope is that this is a momentary blip on the radar, and that the thawing of relations with the U.S. will bring more free expression and less government intervention. “I think it’s a historical change that presents opportunities and challenges to both nations,” says Barrera. Quintela agrees. “If we were to combine the shared histories of both countries, there would be enough material to create movies of great significance.” For Iglesias, who just finished shooting his latest film, “Lois” in Havana, the future is already beginning to take shape. “There’s more hope, and Cubans need that. A year ago, nobody thought of change, and to find a smile on the streets was harder. Today people scream, ‘Ya somos amigos de los Yuma!’ - Now we are friends with the Americans! And there is laughter, and rum ... of course.”

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