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Sentinel The Shorewood

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Vol. 18 No. 17

Hugs for Hounds Dogs sniff out biscuit-filled eggs at the fifth annual hunt By Robin Ambrosia Staff reporter

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he Forest Preserve District of Will County’s March 30 Easter Egg Hunt was full of cold noses, long ears and wagging tails, along with eggs filled with dog biscuits. The beautiful, clear day was perfect for the almost hundred dogs of all breeds and sizes that attended the fifth annual “Hugs for Hounds” at Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood. Some even had bunny ears and Easter scarves. This was the first hunt for Harley, a 6-year-old Cocker Spaniel. “We come out to the dog park all the time and really look forward to the doggie events,” See HOUNDS, page 2

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Braidwood’s Stefanie Churchwell and Bernidette get ready for the Easter Egg hunt during Hugs for Hounds at Hammel Woods.


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Harley’s owner, Sharon Moody, said.“We got a couple of eggs, which made Harley happy.” Olivia, an 8-year-old Cavalier

News King Charles, came from Minooka with owner Barbara Hejna. “We had fun with the other

dogs,” Hejna said. Olivia brought a friend, a mutt named Ranger, along with Ranger’s owner, Chris Pavelchik. Before they could participate, the dogs had to have their owners hand over $5 and register them. Some dogs waited patiently outside the fenced dog park. Others practiced their sniffing skills on other dogs until they could get at those biscuit-stuffed plastic eggs. At 11 a.m., Jim McFarland, Forest Preserve Community Partnerships Manager, opened the gate to the park. He could barely get out of the way before the dogs pulled their owners to get inside. Owners picked up the eggs and opened them for their dogs. At the end,

McFarland had a large bag open for the four-legged participants to deposit the empty plastic eggs that still were in good enough shape. “We recycle the eggs … to keep the costs down for next year,” McFarland said.“Happily, all the dogs behaved this year.” This was the second Forest Preserve Easter Egg Hunt for Raiden, a Huskie, and Junior Kato, a German Shepherd, and their owner, Breann Menegon of Shorewood. “They have a blast being outside and playing with the other dogs,” Menegon said. The program fees will help support the Forest Preserve District’s newest officer, Jullo, a German Shepherd, trained as a narcotics tracker. Three-yearold Ryley Leupold of Plainfield gives Sadie a treat after the Easter Egg hunt at Hugs for Hounds. John Patsch/ Special to the Sentinel

Trinity to host inaugural ‘Run, White & Blue’ 5k Trinity Christian School will host the Inaugural Run, White & Blue 5K run on April 27. The CARA emerging run covers a flat, fast course that takes you through the Shorewood neighborhoods around the school. The course is USATF certified. Registration for the run is $30 before April 25 and $35 after April 25. Runners and walkers are welcome. The race begins at 8 a.m. Runners may register the day of the race. Race-day packet pickup and registration begins at 6:45 a.m. and closes at 7:30 a.m.

A $100 award will be given to the overall top male and female runners. Participants also will be entered for a chance at a $500 scholarship to Trinity Christian School. The run benefits the school’s scholarship fund which provides financial assistance to families who otherwise might not be able to cover tuition costs. To register for the run, visit www.signmeup.com/87834. Runners also may participate in the fundraising by setting up an account through www.firstgiving. com/trinitychristianschool/runwhite--blue.


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SHERIFF Continued from page 1 Herb Brooks, D-Joliet, said the accommodations, including all the latest technical advances, were,“I hate to say nice. But it is.” As for the Sheriff’s Department headquarters on Laraway Road which they toured earlier in the day, Brooks was not as kind: “Oh, God. It’s hard to believe that in 2013 we are still operating in a building like that.” Board Member Liz Collins, R-Plainfield, noticed that each room of the Laraway Station “had a distinct smell. It was deplorable.” After touring the adult detention facility, Collins said by comparison,“The bad guys have cleaner facilities than the good guys.” Board Member Margo McDermed, R-New Lenox, said the Eagle Building, where the sheriff has his investigators, was even worse. “There was a smell in there, especially that third floor,” she said.“It made my nose tickle. They said it was soot. But I think it was mold.“ Sheriff Paul Kaupas saw that the tour was eye-opening for the newer board members such as McDermed, Collins and Reed Bible, chair of the board’s Judicial Committee. It was one thing hearing a presentation in early February on some of the county’s dilapidating facilities, it

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The Sheriff’s Department headquarters on Laraway Road is in “deplorable condition,” according to county officials.

was another to see first-hand. At that earlier presentation, consultant Dennis Kimme, whose company worked on the county jail and its expansion, didn’t hold back when talking about the Laraway facility: “I’ve been involved with criminal justice facilities for 40 years, and this is the worst situation I have seen,” Kimme said. The Laraway facility, long considered outdated by the Sheriff’s Department, is just one of the areas Kimme – as well as H.R. Green Civil Engineering and Stromsland & DeYoung Architects – is studying for the county.That group, led

by the DLR Group, is charged identifying public safety issues with the Sheriff’s Department facilities and finding ways to consolidate where possible. At the February meeting, Republican Caucus Chair Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort Township, told the new members on each committee the county initiated the study to determine their overall space needs as part of the county’s master plan. By possibly consolidating Sheriff’s Department offices at Laraway Road, he said, the county may be able to use the downtown space left behind for other purposes. As it stands, Kimme noted, the

Sheriff’s Department is spread out over 10 buildings on six sites.The buildings, in addition to the Laraway complex, include space at the Court Annex, the Courthouse and Eagle Building in downtown Joliet, as well as offices for the Warrant Division at the Will County Farm Bureau Building on Manhattan Road and storage facilities. Other departments could move to the new complex on Laraway as well, Kimme said.The Coroner’s Office, now downtown, could be on the same site as the morgue, which now shares space with a Highway Department building on Caton Farm Road.

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That causes additional problems, he said, such as bad odors leaching from the morgue to the Highway Department and sheriff’s substation, and bodies having to be loaded and unloaded in the Highway Department garage instead of a more private area. The Laraway site could also be the new home of the Will County Emergency Management Agency, which would free up room in the County Building downtown, he said. In total, Kimme said, the new Laraway complex for the Sheriff, EMA and Coroner would include more than 200,000 square feet of space, as well as remove an existing eyesore, improve safety for employees and visitors, and improve security for evidence and vehicles. The plan also includes tying in to Joliet’s water and sewer system at a cost of just under $3 million, said Mel Rull, Executive Director of the Will County Building Commission. The commission, with separate bonding authority, is in charge of the larger county building projects, such as the renovations of the County Building, and construction and expansion of the county jail. McDermed said Building Commission representatives were to give them a presentation on financing at their April 2 meetings. Following the tour on March 26, Bible said they know there is a need for capital improvements; it’s just a matter of which projects and how, or if, to finance them.

Candidates running for office in the April 9 general elections The following is a list of contested races in our towns on April 9. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.: JOLIET Councilman At-Large, Vote For 3 Don Fisher, Non-Partisan Jim McFarland, Non-Partisan Michael F.Turk, Non-Partisan Jan Quillman, Non-Partisan JOLIET GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT 86 Board Member (East Side) Full 4 year term, Vote for 1 Gwen Ulmer, Non-Partisan Alicia Morales, Non-Partisan JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 204 Member, Vote For: 3

Tyler J. Marcum, Non-Partisan Tracy Spesia, Non-Partisan Rhonda Stefanski, Non-Partisan Eileen Roche-Kopchak, NonPartisan R. Dale Evans, Non-Partisan JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT 525 Board Member - Full 6-year term, Vote for 3 Andrew “Andy” Mihelich, NonPartisan Tina Markley, Non-Partisan Brad Baber, Non-Partisan Jesse L. Maggitt, Non-Partisan Theresa A. Berkey, Non-Partisan Douglas Muir, Non-Partisan Daniel O’Connell, Non-Partisan Diane M. Harris, Non-Partisan Barbara K. Adams, Non-Partisan JOLIET PARK DISTRICT

Park Commissioner, Vote For 3 Timothy Broderick, Non-Partisan Sue Gulas, Non-Partisan Jane Condon, Non-Partisan Jim Albritton, Non-Partisan Art Schultz, Non-Partisan Amy Wendell-Blish, Non-Partisan Wilibaldo Cervantes, Jr. (Willie), Non-Partisan JOLIET TOWNSHIP Highway Commissioner, Vote For 1 James J. Maffeo Democrat Barry E. Mead Republican Township Trustee, Vote For 4 Robert F. Wisniewski, Democrat Jeffery M. Wallace, Democrat Raymond F. Slattery, Democrat Suzanne M. Adamic-Albert, Democrat Ryan Alm, Republican

LOCKPORT: Mayor, Vote For 1 Steven Streit, Independent Kelly Turner, Independent Alderman Ward 1, Vote For: 1 Richard J.“Dick”Van Dyke, Independent Kristopher A. Capadona, Independent Alderman Ward 2, Vote For 1 Brian L. Smith, Independent Michelle Heintzelman, Independent Alderman Ward 3 - Full 4 year term, Vote for 1 Thomas J. Kelly Independent Darren A. Deskin Independent Alderman Ward 3 - Unexpired 2-year term, Vote For: 1 Samantha Neitzke, Independent Jason Vandermeer, Independent Patrick Doyle, Independent

WILL COUNTY DISTRICT 92 Board Member, Vote For 4 Doreen Sweis, Non-Partisan Tim Houlihan, Non-Partisan Thomas J. Adamczyk, NonPartisan James L. Malevitis, Non-Partisan James A. Gorecki, Non-Partisan LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Vote For 1 Ron Alberico, Democrat John Barbush, Republican Highway Commissioner, Vote For 1 Norbert Likar, Democrat John Cielenski, Republican Township Collector, Vote For 1 Dean Morelli, Democrat Gordon Butler, Republican Township Trustee, Vote For 4 See CANDIDATES, page 7


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Community Briefs

account has been set up in the name of Kenny Zabel at BMO Harris Bank.

Kenny Zabel benefit scheduled for April 7 A Benefit for Kenny Zabel will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at The Crowd Around Me, 103 E. Jefferson St., Shorewood. Zabel, 24, was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor in early February. He has since undergone two brain surgeries and now faces a series of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. A 2007 graduate of Minooka High School, Zabel was a standout athlete on the school’s wrestling team, where he finished fourth at 2007 state finals. He is the son of Ken and Linda Zabel, both lifelong Joliet residents. The benefit will feature several outstanding raffle items, including a Ford Mustang donated by Simotes Motors of

Minooka, two Bud Light Lounge all-inclusive tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks/Detroit Red Wings game on April 12, White Sox tickets and an iPad Mini, as well as numerous raffle baskets, liquor wheelbarrows, 50/50 drawings and more. Admission price is $10, and includes a taco bar and pizza. A cash bar also will be available. The event also will include entertainment provided by The Pickin Grinners from 4 to 6 p.m. band and a disc jockey. All proceeds go directly to the Zabel family to help offset medical expenses. For more information, call Caitlin at 815-370-5701 or Sara at 815-735-4227, or email kennyzabelbenefit@gmail.com. For those who would like to donate directly to the family, an

Living History demo at Isle a la Cache The Isle a la Cache Brigade will bring insight into what life was like in the Illinois Territory during the mid-18th century during a “Living History Demonstration” from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road), 0.5 mile east of Route 53, in Romeoville. The Living History Demonstration is free of charge and open to all ages. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group that shares skills used in the 18thcentury fur trade. The Brigade consists of re-enactors who represent voyageurs, courier du bois, French women, Metis and Native Americans. On any given Living History Sunday, you may find potters, musket shooters, cooks, seamstresses or craftsmen sharing their talents. Demonstrations will be ongoing from noon until 3

p.m., so the public can arrive at any time to observe the demonstrations and talk with the Brigade about life in the wilderness. The program is offered inside the accessible building or outdoors (weather permitting). Outdoor programs will be held on unpaved areas with uneven ground. While at Isle a la Cache, visit the museum devoted to the fur-trade era, open from noon-4 p.m. Sundays. For information, call the museum at 815-886-1467.

Jewish Congregation sets holiday schedule The Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet, announces its holiday schedule. April 7: 7 p.m., a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Program will be presented and will feature a discussion with a World War II veteran discussing the winding down of the European Theater portion of the war. April 11: 10 a.m., a Holocaust

Remembrance Program will be presented by the students from Hufford Jr. High School. This is a very moving and inspirational program. April 19: 6 p.m., dairy pot luck will be held followed by Shabbat Services at 7. April 25: 7 p.m., a special program featuring Dr. Alan Goldfard will be presented on “Theatrical Performance During the Holocaust.” For information and no-cost reservations for any of these programs, call 815-741-4600.

First UMC of Lockport plans free Movie Night First United Methodist Church of Lockport will host a free Movie Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with the showing of “Rise of the Guardians.” The free evening includes candy and popcorn. For more information, go to www.1umclockport.org or call 815-838-1017 between 9 a. m. and noon weekdays. The church is located at 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport.


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Lewis University College of Education and the Office of Graduate and Adult Admission will host an information session for graduate and adult students. The event will be at 3:30 p.m. April 4 in the University Dining Hall, in the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet faculty and learn about the graduate and endorsement program. For more information, contact (815) 8365610 or grad@lewisu.edu.

The Roads That Lead to Lincoln — Honest Abe on the Highway. This program centers on the effect that President Abraham Lincoln has had on the culture of Illinois.The presentation also delves into the historic places along Route 66 that Lincoln inspired and the monuments that preserve his legacy. The program is part of a three-part series being presented by David Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior. The Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport. For more information, call the White Oak Library at 815-886-2030

APRIL 8 Route 66 On a Tank of Gas — The Mother Road of Illinois. This program will provide an overview of the road building projects in Illinois in the early part of the 20th century, as a tour of the many iconic and sometimes bizarre roadside attractions along the drive from Chicago to St. Louis that give Route 66 its place in history. The program is part of a threepart series being presented by David Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior. The Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport. For more information, call the White Oak Library at 815-886-2030

APRIL 10 Joliet Regional Landlord Association Meeting. The Joliet Regional Landlord Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at Peoples First Bank, 3100 Theodore St., Joliet. A representative from Will County will be on hand to speak on rent programs. For more information, call Greg at 815-545-8500

APRIL 18 The Joliet Township Athletic Boosters will host its ninth annual Night of Champions at 5:30 p.m. at the Local 176 IBEW Banquet Facilities, 1100 Northeast Frontage Road, Joliet. The 2013 Night of Champion honorees include the 1970 Joliet Central Basketball Team; JT Athletes Andy Tomala, Chris Crowther and Eric Parker; the Steelmen of the Year, Ed Lewandowski; and the Tiger of the Year, Dr. Cheryl McCarthy. Tickets for the Night of Champions are $40 a person. For more information, call Glen Marcum, 815-723-6362 (Day) or 815-741-1229 (Evening).

APRIL 20 First United Methodist Church of Lockport Free Movie Night. First United Methodist Church of Lockport will host a free Movie Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with the showing of “Rise of the Guardians.”

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Margaret Zabiega named PSJMC Physician of the Year Margaret Zabiega, MD, Internal Medicine/Hospitalist, recently was honored by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center as the Physician of the Year. The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding physician who embodies professionalism, teamwork, clinical excellence and a commitment to personal growth. Physicians are nominated by their peers and employees. Zabiega joined Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) as a hospitalist in 2006, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., and completed her residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Zabiega was nominated by other physicians as well as several staff members for her kind, compassionate nature and celebrated for her knowledge and professionalism. Colleagues said she is “kind, smiles, takes time with patients and their families,” and one of the nominations said, “She was born to treat the sick.” The theme for this year’s Physician of the Year award was “Superhero Doctors,” celebrating the many ways that physicians

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Beth Hughes, President and CEO, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (left) with Dr. Margaret Zabiega, who was selected as the Medical Center’s Physician of the Year.

go above and beyond in their service to patients. “Our doctors truly have amazing powers,” said Beth Hughes, PSJMC President and CEO. “They may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but every day they use their skills to crush illnesses, save lives and deliver new life

University of St. Francis to host healthcare symposium April 17 The University of St. Francis College of Business and Health Administration will host a Healthcare Symposium from noon to 1 p.m. April 17 in the university’s Turk Studio Theater, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Healthcare and business professionals, university students and faculty, and community members are invited to hear three speakers talk about “U.S. Healthcare Reform and Merger Activity,” with a Q&A session and buffet lunch served afterwards. Speakers will include Andrea Gruca, VP of Physician Engagement at Advocate Physician Partners, who will address the consolidation, merger, and accountable care organization development on the physician practice side of the health care industry. Carolyn V.

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into the world.” Other finalists for the Physician of the Year award included: Dr. Mohammad Alamachnouk (Anesthesiologist), Dr. Aamir Badruddin (Stroke Neurologist/ Neuroendovascular Surgeon), Dr. Chris Kolyvas (Interventional Cardiologist), and Dr. Jason Suh (Hematologist/Oncologist).

“It is an honor to celebrate such an exceptional Medical Staff,” said Hughes. “Together, we will continue to provide the very best health care in the region.” At the recent meeting of its Medical Staff, PSJMC leaders presented Service Awards to the following long-standing physicians celebrating service

anniversaries: 15 Years of Service: Mohammed M. Adil, Paul T. Basile, Ashok H. Bhaskar, Juan J. Bonilla, Robert T. Egel, Ming L. Hung, Steven Jiotis, Stanley Knight, Sergei A. Kravets, Bryan K. Lee, Michel H. Malek,Wendy J. Marshall, Maen Martini, Shahid Masood, David L. McFadden, Rajeev H. Mehta, Raymond J. Meyer, Peter Mihalakakos, Grazyna Piekos, Marek W. Piekos, John S. Pollack, Susan M. Schneider, Priti Singh, Stephen H. Treacy and John M. Walsh. 20 Years of Service: Frederick Alexander, Edward Bruno, Kathleen McCahill, and Brian Ragona. 30 Years of Service: Jerry E. Bertolini, Clyde Dawson, Rao Kilaru, Terry Kushner and Gregory A. Lewis. 35 Years of Service: Anthony E. Proske 40 Years of Service: Raymond G. Orenic 45 Years of Service: Francis G.Tomasik The Medical Center also recognized two members of its medical staff who retired this year after each serving for more than three decades at Saint Joe’s. Dr. Bakul Pandya retired after 30 years of service, and Dr.Theodore (Ted) Kanellakes retired after 37 years of service.

St. Mary Nativity Offers Sewing Lessons

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Metnick J.D.,attorney at Chicago’s Barnes and Thornburg LLP, will discuss the legal implementation side of the Accountable Care Act and resulting consolidation and merger activity in the industry. Jordan Shields of JuniperAdvisory will discuss the investment side of mergers in the health care industry. Contact USF’s Katie Bond at kbond1@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-3395 for more information about the program or attending.

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Students in first to eighth grade at St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway, Joliet may take sewing lessons offered after school on two different weekdays by a school parent.


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CANDIDATES

Rudy Jezek, Non-Partisan David Palya, Non-Partisan

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CREST HILL: Mayor, Vote For 1 Peter R. DeLaney, Independent Raymond R. Soliman, Independent Clerk, Vote For 1 Vicki Hackney, Independent Christine M. Vershay-Hall, Independent Treasurer, Vote For 1 Glen Conklin, Independent Giovan “John” Cullotta, Independent Alderman Ward 2, Vote For 1 Brenda Lelis, Independent Barbara “Barb” Sklare,

Mike Kelley, Democrat John Batusich, Democrat Raymond Semplinski, Democrat Barb (Stefanek) Boyce, Democrat Melissa Chovan, Republican Grant Spooner, Republican William Sterling, Republican Michael Lewandowski, Republican LOCKPORT FIRE DISTRICT Trustee, Vote for 1 Barbara DeLaney, Non-Partisan

Independent Alderman Ward 4, Vote For 1 Andrew J. Cisarik, Independent Charles Convery, Independent RICHLAND SCHOOL DIST. 84 Board Member, Vote For 3 Julie Starasinich, Non-Partisan Michelle Cipiti, Non-Partisan Bridget Wisz, Non-Partisan Sylvia Zielke, Non-Partisan Jeffrey Sierakowski, NonPartisan Stormy Reiter, Non-Partisan Jennifer Johnson, Non-Partisan For complete election night coverage and results, go to buglenewspapers.com


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Schools

JTHS music students earn 100-plus medals at IHSA Joliet Township High School orchestra, band and choir students earned a total of 71 Division I Medals and 69 Division II Medals at the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Metea Valley High School March 2. More than 100 students from both Joliet Central and Joliet West performed at the event where the students earned an impressive number of awards. “I’m extremely impressed with our students and the amount of awards they walked away with at this contest,” said Director of Orchestras for JTHS, Peter Lipari. They worked hard to get to this point, and I’m proud of their success.” In addition, JTHS students Emily Hoyland, Ashley Miller, Chloe Miller and Josh Pearson received the “Best of the Day”

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Joliet Township High School students (from left) Emily Hoyland, Ashley Miller, Josh Pearson and Chloe Miller received the “Best of the Day” award for their string quartet’s March 2 performance at the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest.

award for their string quartet. “The four were given this honor after having the most superior musical performance

heard that day by their judge,” Lipari said. “It’s an honor that our students were bestowed with this special award.”

Central students, teacher selected for Tech 2013 Joliet Central High School teacher Jeff Riley and students Dakota Hauert and Haylie Lohmar were recently selected to participate in the TECH 2013 Conference which will be held on May 7 in Springfield. Hauert and Lohmar will serve as ambassadors to area legislators to encourage the state of Illinois to support technology funding for all Illinois schools. Their project,“Using Technology for Special Projects with Community Partners,” highlights the Chicagoland Speedway Benchmark Project. Central is one of about 60 schools in the state participating in this conference. Riley, Hauert and Lohmar were selected based upon their involvement with Chicagoland Speedway last year during the JTHS Benchmark Project. Through the project, students from Central and West designed, constructed and sold

benches that were displayed at Chicagoland Speedway. The project raised $20,000 that was donated to local charities. “Our district goal is to provide real-world experiences for our students, and our career academies enable us to work with business partners to bring these experiences to life,” said Carol Collins, project director for the high school district. This year, students from Central andWest are once again collaborating with Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway as a part of the JTHS Route 66 Banner Project. Students are creating banners for sponsors that will be displayed at the speedway and money raised will benefit Joliet Area Community Hospice. Projectbased learning gives students exposure to the skills that are necessary to succeed in today’s professional world.


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H o ro s c o p e s It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Don’t put too much emphasis on romantic pursuits; simply enjoy the thrill of the chase. Sharing ideas with a partner may yield valuable new insights in the week ahead.

A rolling stone gathers no moss. Keep the moss at bay by staying active through creative activities this week. All lights are green for matters of the heart, whether strengthening a current relationship or testing new waters.

A good idea that never gets out of your head is wasteful. Keep a record of any brainstorms you may have this week, as you never know when they may come in handy later. Your enthusiasm appeals to the opposite sex.

Maintain a controlled environment this week. Hold the troubles of the world at bay by carving out your own private niche of peace and solitude. Take advantage of spare time by getting ahead of schedule.

There’s no time to lose in the coming week. Regardless of whether you’ve made careful preparations, you must take action or your window for success may close. Don’t take on a task by yourself when friends are readily available to help.

Get out and mingle. Social gatherings may yield interesting new acquaintances and valuable new business contacts. In the week ahead you’ll fare far better working in a crowd than on your own.

Avoid collecting dust. Staying active is the key to well-being whether it includes taking a brisk walk, a workout, or tackling household chores. Raise that heart rate to prepare mind and body for the week ahead.

Be a sidekick. A close friend or loved one may require a little backup to see their plans through this week. Offer your services and tag along for the ride. People aren’t comfortable acting on their own.

In the week ahead, do your best to adapt and overcome. Don’t stick with a plan if you can already tell it’s doomed to fail. Stay prepared to deal with all possible outcomes, as the playing field will be constantly changing until the end.

Make the most of your situation. Find a positive benefit in any endeavor you choose this week, whether gathering information from a magazine article or having an insightful conversation with a friend.

The future isn’t what it used to be. A goal that once seemed a possible dream may now seem impractical. Take time this week to re-evaluate your situation and change your long-term objectives as necessary.

Aim to impress. Capture the fancy of the object of your affection: Go do that voodoo that you do so well. Find common ground and share new and exciting experiences in the week ahead.

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Dustin Lynch to appear at Taste of Joliet The Joliet Park District announced country star Dustin Lynch will join Hunter Hayes, Easton Corbin and Maggie Rose on Saturday, June 29th   at the 2013 Taste of Joliet.  Lynch, who’s album reached #1 on the country charts in 2012, is currently nominated for two ACA awards and has two hit singles “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor”

that have been in the top 20.  He is scheduled to perform at 5:30 p.m.   “We think we have an amazing lineup for the Taste this year – probably our best ever,” said Dominic Egizio, Executive Director of the Joliet Park District.  “The response has been great and we’re looking forward to a fun event.  The Taste gets

such great support from our community and Joliet Police and Fire Departments, volunteers, and sponsors like Terry D’Arcy, Hollywood Casino and City Beverage.  We couldn’t do it without them.”    Two local bands, 7th Heaven and ARRA, were also announced as support acts.  They will open for REO Speedwagon on Friday night.

  Tickets for the Taste of Joliet are available at www. tasteofjoliet.com.  Front section tickets for Saturday are sold out, but plenty of general admission tickets remain.

Support Day for Families in Transition April 27 The Will County Regional Office of Education and the Will County Center for Community Concerns are sponsoring a Support Day for Families in Transition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave. The office asking the public to support these families by donating hygiene supplies (deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, etc.), new underwear or gently used clothing (any size), school supplies (paper, pens and pencils, folders, markers) and backpacks. Donations can be dropped off at the Regional Education Office at 702 W. Maple St., New Lenox, from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or at the Will County Center for Community Concerns at 304 N. Scott St., Joliet, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, April 24.


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Lockport takes second at WJOL Invite By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After the way Lockport and Providence rallied back in their semifinal games of the ninth annual WJOL Area Baseball Invite, it should not have surprised anyone how the tournament ended. Both teams advanced to the title game on the strength of late-inning home runs and the fireworks carried over. The Porters, after getting down to a fast 3-0 deficit, bounced back behind a three-RBI triple from senior third baseman Doug Matthews to tie the game in the third inning and then took the lead in the fourth on a bases loaded walk by Purdue recruit Ted Snidanko. The game remained 4-3 heading into the top of the seventh when Lockport needed just three outs to nail down the title. However, Providence’s Dylan Rosa, Cam Galgano and Nick Sanders all drove in runs on

singles to give the Celtics a 7-4 win. “Failure is an opportunity to learn,” said Lockport coach Andy Satunas.“We are only in game six, so we have to learn from this. We had chances to extend our lead with guys on base and we didn’t. We were resilient in the semifinal against Plainfield South and Providence showed us they are resilient too.” In the semifinal game, it was Matthews who hit the gamewinning home run as the Porters defeated Plainfield South 4-3 at Lockport’s Ed Flink Field. Matthews was the second of back-to-back homers, as he followed a shot by catcher Derek Bangert who tied the game after the Cougars grabbed a lead. “I was just trying to barrel it up and put it in the gap and when I saw it went over, I was happy,” said Matthews. In the tournament opener, a 9-0 win over Joliet Central, Snidanko belted a two-run home run in the first and Derek Bangert had

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Lockport’s Doug Matthews is congratulated by his teammates after hitting the game-winning home run over Plainfield South.

a two-run single in the six-run fourth to lead Lockport (3-1) in the second game.

MINOOKA While the Indians failed to reach the title game again this season after Providence posted a

big seventh-inning rally to defeat them in the semifinals, they did make the best of their game at Silver Cross Field, beating Southwest Prairie conference foe Plainfield South 14-2 in the thirdplace game. “This has been a strange season so far,” said Minooka coach Jeff

Petrovic.“We are just happy to be outside playing and it is nice to win some. This is a good way to get the season going for us.” Joe Carnagio and Brennan Polcyn each doubled in runs for Minooka, while John McNulty See WJOL, page 16


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Indians off to hot start By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

A year ago the Minooka boys volleyball team placed fourth in the state and as impressive as that may be to some, the current group of Indians have plans to get even further. “We want to make it back to state and hopefully do better than last year,” said senior setter Phil Hannon. But Hannon is not the only one who feels this way. “It is nice that everyone has the same mindset and we have a lot of well-rounded players this year,” he said. For Minooka coach Janel Grzetich, there is no lack of motivation for the team, in fact, reigning them in may be more of a task. “The goal is always to get to the state tournament, but we have talked to them about taking each match as a stepping stone to getting there,” she said, “They are extremely motivated and they are really close to each other, so that is nice that they have that bond when they get on the floor together.” Last weekend the Indians (91) placed third at the Wheaton Warrenville South Invitational defeating Sandburg 37-35, 25-17 in the third-place match. The Indians were beaten by Darby (Ohio) 25-23, 25-20 in the semifinal round for their first loss of the year. On Saturday, March 23 when they opened the season with a 2519, 25-20 win over Eisenhower

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At 6-9, Justin Toth (center) will be a force in the middle for Minooka.

in the championship match at the Plainfield North 16-team invite. In pool play, Minooka beat against Homewood-Flossmoor (25-9, 25-8), Oswego East (25-13, 25-6), Joliet Central (25-8, 25-12) and Lincoln-Way West 25-23, 2513. The Indians are taking over right where they left off, despite graduating player from last

year, including Voyager Media Player of the Year Rick Bishop who is now playing for Lewis University. Minooka returns outside hitters in 6-foot, 5-inch senior Matt Svetlecich, 6-3 Mason Novak and 6-6 Malik Walker to go with 6-9 middle Justin Toth. They add 6-6 George Perinar and 6-3 freshman Brandon Baranski and height is on the side of the Indians. “Height is to our advantage,” Grezetich said. When you can have a front line with a kid that is 6-9 and then have other ones 6-4, 6-3, it is wonderful.” The height and talent up front coupled with the return of Hannon, an experienced setter puts the passers at ease. “We have the height and the See HOT, page 13


Sports HOT Continued from page 12 hitters to get it done, it is just going to come down to passing,” said senior libero Adam Holstine. “I just have to take control of the back row. If we can make the pass and get it up to our hitters, they can do their job. It takes pressure off me knowing that they will do the rest as long as I can do my small part, they will do their job.”

JOLIET CENTRAL The Steelmen also played in the Plainfield North invite, but fell in the first match of the Silver Bracket. For Central, however, winning is not as important at this point of the season as playing together and constantly improving. “So far, so good,” said Central coach Lindsey Suca. Suca knows that these early games are important before heading into the tough SouthWest

Suburban Conference. “We have the beginning of the season to get some games in and get some wins under your belt, but we know going into conference it will be tough,” Suca said. “We just have to go in there knowing we are going to learn from it and play the best we can and at the end of the season, we will be a better team because of it.” The Steelmen will rely on seniors such as Carlos Curry, Tyler Morgan and Jacob Wagner to be the team leaders.They will also get big help from juniors Jacob Polson, who is the setter this year, Chris Vergel and Will Autman and sophomore Darnell Welcher.

JOLIET WEST TOURNAMENT Joliet West held its own invite last weekend, where the Tigers lost 25-12,25-16 to Joliet Catholic Academy for third place. West (4-3) went 3-2 on the day, defeating tournament runner-up Riverside Brookfield 25-21, 25-

17, Lemont:  25-23, 25-15 and Bellville West: 25-18, 16-25, 2518. Before falling to JCA, West lost 25-9, 25-14 to tournament champion Metea Valley. mark@buglenewspapers.com Follow Mark @2Mark_My_Words

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Cunningham, USF sweep Robert Morris in baseball On a wild day of baseball that spanned more than six hours and featured a near no-hitter followed by a 12-inning affair, University of St. Francis came away with a doubleheader sweep over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Robert Morris University Saturday afternoon at John Geils Field. USF won the opener 7-4 in a game that was scoreless through six innings. After junior first baseman Joe Ruge (North Riverside, Ill./ Riverside-Brookfield) and sophomore catcher Brandon Mendoza (Tampa, Fla./ Tampa Catholic) delivered back-to-back singles for USF with two outs in the top of the first inning, neither team produced a base hit until the seventh and final inning when the teams combined to plate 11 runs. After the Saints loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh, senior third baseman Jesse Gregurich (Mazon, Ill./ Coal City) broke the stalemate with a

base hit to drive in the first run of the contest. Junior left fielder Tim Reichert (Morton Grove, Ill./ Niles North) followed with a two-run single to give USF a 3-0 lead. In one of the more unusual moments of Saturday’s first game, sophomore designated hitter Kyle Cunningham, a graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy, hit a fly ball that the Eagles’ right fielder lost sight of before it fell just inside fair territory, resulting in a basesclearing triple. A base hit from junior right fielder Brad Porter (Plainfield, Ill./ Plainfield North) – who singled to lead off the inning – plated Cunningham with the Saints’ seventh run. USF junior starter Jacob Butler (Channahon, Ill./ Minooka) took a no-hitter into the bottom half of the seventh, but after Zach Domin drew a walk to lead off the frame, Tim Meyer followed with a base hit to chase Butler from the contest. The Eagles rallied for four runs

and had the tying run on first when Cunningham – the Saints’ third pitcher of the inning – fanned Domin to end the threat and the game. Butler evened his season record at 3-3, while Cunningham notched his first save. In the second game, USF (18-12 overall, 8-2 CCAC) plated single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to take a 3-1 lead in the scheduled nine-inning contest. The Eagles (14-9, 3-2) regained the advantage, 5-3, with a fourrun outburst in their half of the seventh inning. Ross Collins provided the key blow with a two-run single. Down to their last out in the top of the ninth inning, the Saints took advantage of an error – one of seven by the Eagles in the game – with the bases loaded to close to within a run, 5-4. Cunningham then delivered a run-scoring single to send the game into extra frames. USF scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning when Cunningham reached on an error, moved to second following a walk, advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on a wild pitch. The Saints’ third pitcher of the game, senior Ryne Gill (Aurora, Ill./ Waubonsie Valley) retired the Eagles in order in the bottom half of the 12th. Gill threw four scoreless innings to win for the fifth time in six decisions. USF extended its winning streak to four games and improved to 9-2 in its last 11 outings. Saturday’s two wins also elevated the Saints into first place in the CCAC South Division, one half game ahead of Olivet Nazarene University.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Joliet native and Marian Catholic graduate Kaila Turner tallied 16 minutes of floor time in the University of Notre Dame’s 93-63 win over Kansas in the regional semifinal of the NCAA Women’s Basketball National title game at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk,Virginia. The No. 1 seed Irish played No. 2 Duke Tuesday in the Elite Eight.


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Steelmen open softball season 3-1 Joliet Central defeated Rich Central 17-2. Selena Velasquez went 5-for-5 and drove in five RBI, while Emily Eichholzer drove in three RBI and also went 5-for-5 with a home run. The Steelmen also swept a double header with East Aurora 17-0 and 21-0. Kendra Holmgren went 2-for-3 with four RBI in the opener, while Autumn Lawson and Miranda Bradbury had RBI in game two. Central (3-1) fell to Plainfield South 17-0.

Joliet West defeated Plainfield North 7-5 behind Julia Liceaga’s three-run double in the bottom of the fifth to help the Tigers (31) rally back from a 5-0 deficit. West also beat Thornton 19-1. Kristine Bourg went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI, while Karina Vargas went 2-for-4 and added four runs scored. West also fell 4-3 to Andrew. Bourg hit a solo homer and Liceaga added an RBI single.

The Tigers defeated Plainfield Central 7-6. Lockport blanked Thornwood 27-0. Gabby Voulgaris hit for the cycle including a grand slam and finished with six RBI.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Joliet West (6-5-1) split its four matches at the West Aurora Invitational. West fell 25-19,1325, 25-19 to Glenbard North in the third-place match. Noah

Slowik posted 70 assists Tigers and Brian Lyman added 47 kills for the tournament.

GIRLS SOCCER Bolingbrook defeated Minooka 4-2. Jill Hetfleisch had both goals for Minooka (2-3). West Aurora blanked Joliet Central 6-0: Maria Guerrero made nine saves in net for Joliet Central (3-3). Lockport held off Andrew 1-0

behind Brynn Feeley’s secondhalf goal lifted host Lockport (2-0-1). Alyssa DeYoung made seven saves in her first shutout. Joliet West fell to Lincoln-Way West 7-1.

GIRLS TRACK Joliet Catholic (10:31.85) was second in the 3200 relay, while Joliet Catholic’s Mia Farrel won the long jump with a leap of 1511.5 at the Stagg Invitational.


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three RBI.

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Continued from page 11 had an RBI single and Matt Fox and Nick Bell had two hits each. It was Carnagio who doubled in the Indians’ two runs in the top of the seventh to break a scoreless tie against Providence. In Minooka’s opening round 3-1 win over Joliet Catholic Academy, Max Brozovich went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and

Despite an opening round, 9-0 loss to Plainfield South, the Tigers are having a good start to the season. West won all both of its other games in the WJOL Invite. The Tigers also defeated Andrew on Good Friday to start with a 4-1 record. “This is a great tournament,” said West coach John Karczewski. “The coaches all get along, we know the players, we read about them in the paper, the kids all play together in the summer, so it is fun. They are friends before the game and then they are not friends during the game and as soon as it is over, they are friends again.” West defeated Joliet Catholic 8-2 for fifth place in the tournament behind senior righthander Quinn Ahern’s complete game five-hitter. The Tigers posted 11 hits off of Hillmen pitching, including a single, double and two RBI from Alex Wesner. To get to that game, West

Sports defeated Joliet Central 3-0. “It is always nice to beat Joliet Central,” Karczewski said. “Our guys know them and it is always fun.” Anthony Dinardo drove in a run early and Alex Lakatos sealed the game with a two-run single in the sixth. “It is nice to see Alex come through,” Karczewski said.“If we start picking up the bats, we will be good.”

JOLIET CATHOLIC After suffering a tough loss to Minooka in the opener of the WJOL invite, JCA rallied back to beat Plainfield Central 2-1, but the Hillmen may have lost more than they won. Senior left-handed pitcher Matt Testa left the game in the fourth inning after feeling pain in his elbow while delivering a pitch. An MRI was performed Monday to assess the extent of the injury. Testa had retired 10 straight Wildcats after allowing a lead-off double prior to the injury. In the win Alex Voitik had a pair of hits in the game, including an RBI double, while Ryan Peter

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Minooka’s Max Brozovich went 3-for-4 with three RBI against JCA.

drove in the other JCA run on a single. “Come the end of May or early June the hitters will catch up,” said JCA coach Jared Voss. “This is a marathon, not a sprint. We are still happy across the board with our pitching, we have a lot of good arms.”

JOLIET CENTRAL The Steelmen did not enjoy a good tournament, going 0-3 at the WJOL Invite, but coach Tony Juarez knows the team will be better once at full strength.

“We did some nice things to keep us in the ball game and we are down on pitching right now with guys on band trips or guys with families,” Juarez said. “So our moves were limited. We tried to put ourselves in the best position possible.” Juarez said it really comes down to making just a few more plays. “We mishandled some plays we should have made,” he said. “We talked about what to do and how we have to do it.” mark@buglenewspapers.com Follow Mark @2Mark_My_Words


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Final Four hopes to be more competitive STANDINGS Tom Harper 77 Scott Taylor 70 Anthony Gladstone 68 Briana Widler 64 Michael Kay 62 Sean Nemes 61 Geroge Joyce 59 Joe Sparaciao 57 Dave Hartanovich 51 Kelly Kay 48 Nikki Lunardini 48 Katie Hartanovich 45 Marge Taylor 44 Note: Bold not eligible for top prizes

By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

What was set up to be a great weekend of college hoops turned into one of the most lopsided second weekends of the NCAA Tournament in recent memory. Things were looking positive Thursday when Ohio State made a buzzer beater to top Arizona in a great game. However, the rest of the night was filled with stinkers. Even the upset of Syracuse over Indiana was one-sided for much of the game, as was the Marquette win over Miami. Friday was supposed to be the big day with the possibility of three or four great games. After Louisville maintained a double digit advantage

Michigan (4)

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(9) Wichita State over Oregon, the game of the tournament, and probably year, took place between Kansas and Michigan. The Jayhawks were heading to victory, holding a double digit lead in the final minutes, before Michigan rallied to tie the game on a Trey Burke three. In overtime Michigan held on for the upset win. Unfortunately, the much anticipated Duke-Michigan State game turned into a snoozer and after a hot start, Cinderella Florida Gulf Coast ran out of steam against Florida. Saturday’s Elite Eight game between Syracuse and Marquette was rather painful to watch at times with the poor offensive showing and an easy Orange victory.

Syracuse (4) The nightcap between Ohio State and Wichita State turned out to be the highlight of the final eight as the Buckeyes rallied from 20 down in the second half to make the game interesting, before falling to the ninth seeded Shockers. Sundays games looked to be definite wire games, but both ended up being decided well before the end. Michigan jumped out to a huge lead and was never seriously threatened in the win over Florida. The Duke-Louisville classic will be remembered most for the terrible injury to Louisville’s Kevin Ware, rather than the game, as the Cardinals dominated the second half en route to an easy victory. That sets up a very surprising

Final Four, which, on paper, doesn’t look to be very appealing, with the exception of the Michigan-Syracuse game. However, after so little drama in the past week, there’s bound to be at least one great game outside of that one. I look for Louisville to cruise past Wichita State, while the Syracuse zone will be enough to keep Michigan outside, setting up an all-Big East final. In the finale, I expect to see a great game between the two teams. In the Big East championship, Syracuse was in control until a huge second half run gave Louisville an easy victory. I expect a similar thing to happen this time, but the Louisville run to be much

smaller and for there to be a great ending. As I picked in my bracket, I still think Louisville will win in the end, which would give me the outright Voyager Media Madness title. Unfortunately, I cannot win the $150, so the money is up for grabs. So, if Louisville wins it all, Plainfield’s Brianna Widler will take home the top prize, while Tom Harper would take second. If Louisville falls in the finals, Harper will win and Widler will be second. If Louisville falls to Wichita State, Harper will win and Anthony Gladstone will finish second. Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports staylor@enterprisepublications.com


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Teachers more aware of autistic students’ needs METRO CREATIVE SERVICES

If autistic children are being schooled along with non-autistic peers, certain steps teachers can implement will make the process more successful.

Today’s educators are increasingly aware of the learning disabilities common in children. One of the more widely publicized and much debated conditions is autism.The educational debate with respect to autism largely surrounds whether segregated autism classrooms or integrated programs are better for the child. Autism is a developmental disorder that can begin at birth or in the first two years of life. In more severe cases, autistic children engage in puzzling behaviors that are markedly different from other children their age.They may show no interest in social situations, aversion to touch and repetitive behaviors, such as rocking or flapping their arms. Less severe cases may be classified as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or Aspergerís Syndrome.These children may exhibit normal speech, but have deficits in social behavior. Autism was once very rare. Today, however, autism numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism. Boys outnumber girls four to one in diagnoses. Because autistic children are impaired in their ability to communicate and socialize, many programs exist to segregate autistic children from others and focus on specialized education, sometimes one-onone instruction. However, due to educational budget cuts, many autistic children are now being integrated right into the regular classroom. Whether this is better or worse for all students involved is debatable. But if autistic children are being

schooled along with non-autistic peers, certain steps teachers can implement will make the process more successful. * Follow a rigid schedule. Knowing what is going to happen next is often beneficial to autistic children. A chart listing a daily schedule that he or she can follow will indicate study times, lunch time, recess, and other scheduled activities. If any changes occur to the schedule, provide plenty of advanced warning. * Use clear language and avoid idioms so there is no confusion. * Have a quiet place the autistic child can go in moments of overstimulation or frustration. This is a comforting place where he or she can regroup before rejoining the class. * When addressing the entire class, it might also be necessary to address the autistic child individually. He or she may not understand that group instruction also pertains to him or herself. * Use various means to present lessons, including pictures, words and modeling with other students to help ensure clarity. * Enforce social rules, such as taking turns and sharing. * Repeat instructions and check that the student understands them. * Make sure the other students are aware of the autistic childís special needs and that teasing will not be tolerated. * Keep in mind that obstinate behavior or anger should not be taken personally. It could simply be a sign of frustration in the child. * Organization can help reduce anxiety and outbursts. Make sure the autistic child sits in a distraction-free area. Integration of autistic children into the regular classroom can be a good start toward building social skills.


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Identify the root of workplace problems Q. I’m generally overwhelmed by the number of problems I face at work every day. I’ve been to time management classes. I know how to prioritize. I still see no way to actually fix the mountain of issues that face me every Monday morning. Is there some way not to start out behind every day I go to work? A. Yes, Albert Einstein was fond of saying,“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” Problems are like rabbits:They multiple because there are central issues that propagate them. If you can spot and get rid of these central issues, your problems at work will become a manageable pile. Try this exercise: Write down all the problems you currently face at work. Now, next to each problem, list the causes and attributes. Now circle everything these problems have in common. What you are looking for is the iceberg that is sinking your workplace boat. Most problems are actually symptoms of key issues that are harder to identify. If you can see the root issue, the symptoms will clear up. For example, let’s say most of your coworkers get defensive and spend a lot of time criticizing you.You could get in an argument with every person who does this or wonder why people tend to be defensive around you.You may find that you are actually quite critical of other people and this puts your coworkers on the defensive. If you change your style, guess what ... most of your arguments may disappear. You may instead find your boss micromanages you constantly. She might just be a control freak.Then again, you may be engaged in a power struggle where you are determined to not let her influence you. What if you gave her more than enough data, control and access to what you

are doing? Do you think she’d probably back off? As Einstein observed, wise people are willing to consider all factors regarding what is creating a problem. Since most workplace problems have one thing in common us - considering our contribution to any problem is critical. Once we can see how we perpetuate situations we don’t like, we have amazing control to reduce the number of problems we experience. Most of us don’t enjoy seeing that we may be doing something less than effective with other people at work. We have to muster up the humility to acknowledge our skill deficits, which can make us feel a tad inadequate. Than again, facing a small pile of problems at work is a pretty sweet reward for a few minutes of inadequacy. Be willing to take your blinders off this Monday at work. Don’t run around just getting things done. Instead, identify root problems and fix the underlying problems.You’ll have the pleasure of a smaller to-do list.You’ll also stop having to fix the same boring problems over and over and, yes, over again.

The last word(s) Q. I’ve heard that it is important to let workplace bullies know they are hurting you. Does this work? A. No, you are just bleeding in front of workplace sharks. Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www. interpersonaledge.com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.

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Minooka High School Board happy with bus barn bids By Kris Stadalsky For the Sentinel

Minooka High School Board members got to view the bid documents for the new transportation facility March 21. While board members did not have to approve the lowest bidders, they were happy with how the pricing worked out. “The numbers came in significantly lower than anticipated,” said Superintendent Jim Colyott. “The projected savings is $530,257.” Minooka High School and Minooka Grade School jointly

purchased the 12.79-acre site on Minooka Road, formerly 84 Lumber, last fall. Together, the two school districts are remodeling the facility to meet the needs of their 100-plus bus fleet, maintenance garage and transportation staff. Minooka Grade School had the responsibility of putting the work out for bid and approving the lowest, most qualified bidder, which they did March 20, Colyott said. The high school board will approve the numbers through an intergovernmental agreement with the grade school.

Approved at the lowest, qualified bids by the grade school district were American Demolition Company at $66,235. The others were TriState Enterprises (general trades) at $752,786, Nelson Fire Protection at $49,426, Cryer & Olsen (plumbing) at $107,700, Mechanical Concepts of Illinois (HVAC) at $223,000, Indicom Electric Co. at $163,290 and D.E. Thompson Excavating (site work) at $507,631. The total cost also includes some contingencies, so the project could come out even less, Colyott said.

Lions honor students of the month Shorewood Lions Club / Troy 30C W.B. Orenic Intermediate and Troy Middle School Students of The Month for the month of December, 2012 were selected on the basis of consistent effort, productive citizenship, positive attitude, participation in class and advisory team. The students were honored and received their awards during the Troy 30C School Board meeting on Jan. 16. The following students were selected, W.B. Orenic Intermediate School sixth graders Jalen Bruce son of Michael and Stephanie Bruce, Allyson Wetstein daughter of Robert and Paula Wetstein, Grayson Hofmann son of Todd and Jill Hofmann, Anthony Wallk, Roy and sixth accelerated Kevin Marcus son of John and Mary Marcus. seventh graders Kaitlyn Schwarz, daughter of Richard and Diane Schwarz, Tyler Vessel son of John and Cynthia Vessel, Patrick Kasheimer, son of Mary Kokosk and Edward Kasheimer, 8th Graders Darnell Dail Jr. son of DeAnna Taborn- Dail, Jordan Knapp son of Timothy and Rachel Knapp, Jonah Klima son of Noah and Laura Klima, 7th and 8thAaccelerated Nathan Olson son of Jonathon and Cindy Olson and Alyssa Stenberg daughter of Greg and Julie Stenberg. In addition to certificates from both sponsors, the students received awards from the following merchants Sony’s Delite Restaurant, Babes Hot Dogs Restaurant, McDonalds Restaurant, Pizza for U, Chilis Restaurant, Cemeno’s Pizza Restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant.

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Shorewood Lions Club / Wm. B. Orenic Intermediate School Sixth Grade Students and Troy Middle School Seventh and Eighth Grade Students of The Month for the month of December are (from left, front row) sixth graders Jalen Bruce, Allyson Wetstein, Grayson Hofmann, Anthony Wallk, sixth accelerated Kevin Marcus, seventh grader Kaitlyn Schwarz, (back row) seventh graders Tyler Vessel, Patrick Kasheimer, eighth graders Darnell Dail, Jordan Knapp, Jonah Klima, seventh and eighth accelerated Nathan Olson and Alyssa Stenberg.

The property was purchased for $2 million, which was $1 million less than the equalized assessed valuation at the time. The additional work will cost $1.87 million, with half coming from each school district. Colyott said he was pleased to see some of the approved companies are local, although the qualified, lowest bidders are who received the work. “There were four, five and six people for every bid,” said Colyott. “It was nice to see a healthy market.”

Portable bleachers

Last fall, Minooka High borrowed a couple sections of portable bleachers from Seneca High School District. It worked out so well the board approved the purchase of their own at the March 21 meeting. “You could see the need for them after using those from Seneca last year,” said board and finance committee member Jim Butterbach. The purchase of two sets of bleachers was approved at a cost of $70,914 from Century Industries of Indiana. The other bidder’s price was $3,286 higher.


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THE BUGLE/SENTINEL APRIL 3, 2013


Sentinel 4-3-13