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Sentinel The Shorewood

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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Vol. 18 No. 23

Much of Hammel Woods Dog Park damaged by flooding of April storms

By Clare Walters For the Sentinel


he record-worthy April rainstorms have become a distant memory for most, but one unsuspecting group of furry friends is still dealing with their ramifications. The dogs that frequent the Hammel Woods Dog Park, located on Black Road in Shorewood, are crimped for space as flood waters from the DuPage River damaged the eastern side of the park. As a result, the 7-acre park operated by the Forest Preserve District of Will County has been reduced to half its size. The heavy rains and subsequent flooding on April 18-19 damaged much of the dog park’s fencing.The fencing was knocked down or tangled with debris and many of the fence posts were bent or broken, according to a press release See DOG, page 2


Divot, a 10-yearold beagle, stands in front of a temporary fence at the Hammel Woods Dog Park on May 5. Inset: A sign on a temporary fence at the Hammel Woods Dog Park notifies parkgoers of the partial closure of the park.



DOG Continued from page 1 from the forest preserve district. Temporary fencing with signs notifying parkgoers about the partial closure now run through the center of the park, keeping pets and their owners from a partially wooded area and a walking path that circles the south end of the park. Though for Jerry Zeborowski of Channahon and his beagle Divot, having half the park is better than having no park. “The dogs don’t like it, but at least they’ve got some room

to run,” he said. Zeborowski and his dog visit the park four or five times a week. As many as 40-50 dogs will frequent the park on the weekend, he said, which is when they’ll most feel the effect of the reduced space. Forest preserve district officials expect to reopen the park in its entirety by June 1. Crews will be removing debris and installing new fencing over the next few weeks. The forest preserve district conducts regular maintenance and cleaning of the park, Zeborowski said, which has kept him as a permit-owning park-goer for four years. “They’ve done a wonderful job with these parks,” he said.

News “It’s quite a place. We enjoy it. Sometimes I can’t get (Divot) out of here.” The forest preserve district operates three dogs parks— Hammel Woods, Messenger Marsh in Homer Glen and Whalon Lake in Naperville. Permits are required to use the parks, and dog owners must display them when at the park. The annual cost for Will County residents is $40 for one dog, $55 for two and $70 for three. The fees are double for non-residents. There also is a daily rate of $5 per dog. For more information about the dog park, including rules and regulations, visit www.

Police donate $2,000 to Advocacy Center The Shorewood Police Department recently presented Will County State’sAttorney James Glasgow with a $2,000 donation to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse. The Children’s Advocacy Center was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the department’s annual charity golf outing, which was held last year.Commander Eric Allen and Officer Paul Hulbert of the Shorewood Police Department presented the contribution to State’s Attorney James Glasgow. The Children’s Advocacy Center’s professionally trained staff interviews children who are the victims of sexual abuse. The children’s statements, which are recorded in a non-suggestive, non-threatening environment, have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of sexual predators over the past decade. The state’s attorney established the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 as a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that relies on grants, local funding and


Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow (middle) accepts a check from Commander Eric Allen (left) and Officer Paul Hulbert of the Shorewood Police Department on behalf of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.

fundraisers to fulfill its important mission. Glasgow, who serves as the chairman of the center’s board of directors, thanked Shorewood Police for a generous contribution that enables the center to continue its work on behalf of vulnerable children. “We are grateful to the Shorewood Police Department for choosing the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a beneficiary of the funding it raised during its annual charity golf outing,” Glasgow said.



Joliet launches new online complaint system Allows residents to submit, track service requests Joliet has initiated a new system for submitting complaints and service requests for resident

use. The new service, available via smartphones and the City’s website, offers the ability to register complaints and submit requests online. The smartphone app for iPhones and Android devices is available for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, respectively. Users can

Swimming facility inspections underway Will County’s 129 public swimming facilities and 12 bathing beaches traditionally open for business during the Memorial Day weekend, and the Will County Health Department is working to ensure each venue is ready. Will County Environmental Health personnel currently inspect each local recreational water venue to ensure compliance with the Illinois Swimming Facility Act and code. The state inspection form for public pools lists 80 items requiring attention, and the inspection for every local beach facility includes 42 items. Although the state requires just one annual inspection, provisions of the Will County Public Swimming Facility Ordinance authorize additional visits designed to ensure health and safety. Outdoor public pools are typically inspected by the Health Department every other week; evaluated with the help of a 24-item inspection form. Indoor water facilities are inspected at least once every 60 days during warmer weather and monthly once temperatures begin to fall. Beaches are inspected at least twice monthly during summer. Will County sanitarians will spend more than 600 work hours inspecting recreational water facilities during 2013. The amount of inspection time devoted to each facility hinges on several factors. “Facilities with multiple features, like lazy rivers, water

slides and spas, require additional inspection time, according to Will County Environmental Health Director Elizabeth Bilotta. “Each feature warrants its own inspection. We visit 129 area facilities regularly, but those locations include 224 features that must be inspected. The program requires lots of staff time, but it’s worth the investment because it helps to reduce the potential for recreational water illnesses and injury too.” Americans will make more than 375 million trips to recreational water venues during 2013. Unfortunately, many of those visits will result in an unpleasant illness. More than 60 percent of illnesses linked to swimming pools, water parks and beeches are caused by cryptosporidium, a chlorine-resistant parasite that can produce diarrhea, cramps, nausea and fever. Most people with healthy immune systems will recover in a few days without treatment. However, dehydration caused by recreational water illness can be serious for infants, children, pregnant women and individuals with compromised immunity. For more information about avoiding recreational water illnesses, visit healthyswimming. For more information about the Health Department’s Swimming Facilities and Beaches Program, visit the Environmental Health pages at www.willcountyhealth. org. telephone 815-740-8143 during regular weekly business hours.

search for “GoRequest” in the App Store and the Google Play Store. The app downloads and installs in seconds and is very user-friendly. Location information and address is automatically available from the phone. Users can select the type of issue from a pulldown list, attach a photo, and

supply contact information. The app provides a tracking number on submission which can be used for follow-up as desired. You may also go to the City of Joliet website at www.cityofjoliet. info and click on the “I WANT TO”…Report…tab. Then click on “file a complaint online”. Users can still select the type of

subject matter from a pull-down list, attach a photo, and supply contact information. The website also provides a tracking number on submission which can be used for follow-up as desired. For additional information, or to file a complaint via phone, contact the Joliet Information Desk at 815-724-4000.



Community Briefs Tour of Joliet Iron Works offered May 26 Find out why Joliet is called the “City of Steel and Stone” at a free, all-age family hike through the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site. The tour, sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, will be offered at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Registration is required. A Forest Preserve interpreter will guide you through the foundations and remaining

features of this once thriving industrial plant. Learn about iron and steel production and the stories of the men who worked at the site. Anyone interested in local history will enjoy this insightful tour of the industrial side of Joliet. Visitors park in the site’s parking lot. A 0.25-mile walk to the trail head and a 0.75-mile hike through the site are along an accessible paved trail. Once the tour is completed, the group will be led back to

the parking lot. In all, the hike is about 1.5 miles in length. The Joliet Iron Works Historic Site is located on Columbia Street, off of Scott Street and just east of the Ruby Street Bridge, in downtown Joliet. For information and registration, call 815-886-1467.

Joliet announces Maple Tree Contest Winner The winner of the 2013 City of Joliet’s Big Sugar Maple Tree Contest is the Joliet Park District’s sugar maple tree located near Pilcher Park Nature

Center in Pilcher Park. The tree is 60 feet tall with an average crown width of 56 feet and a circumference of 88 inches or 7 feet 4 inches. It had 172 points (a method of ranking big trees).This tree is near the grove of sugar maples tapped yearly for maple syrup demonstrations in the park. The City’s Tree Advisory Board chooses a different species of tree each year for the “Big Tree Contest” to emphasize the importance of the mature urban forest in the City of Joliet. This is the seventh year that the contest has been held. Photographs of winning trees will be on display at City Hall, across from the Mayor’s office.To see a list of Big Tree Champions in the State of Illinois, search “Illinois Big Tree Registry” on the internet.

Cass Street Bridge closed through May 27 The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the Cass Street (westbound Route 30) moveable bridge over the DesPlaines River through Monday, May 27, to perform maintenance work. A detour will be posted utilizing Scott Street, Ruby Street, Broadway and Theodore Street. Drivers are advised to exercise caution and seek alternate routes when traveling in the area. For additional information, contact the City of Joliet Department of Public Works at 815-724-4200.

Head Start sets open enrollment Catholic Charities is hosting its annual enrollment fair for all of its early education programs including Head Start (3 to 5 years old), Early Head Start (6 weeks to 3 years old), center and homebased child care, and preschool programs.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Felman Center, 200 S. Desplaines St.,Joliet. Priority is given to low-income families, children with disabilities and homeless children. Families applying for enrollment must bring the following information for each child they wish to enroll: birth certificate, and proof of income for all family members for the past 12 months. Examples of documentation needed include: check stubs for the past 12 months, verification from employers, income tax return documentation, child support statements, Social Security Insurance (SSI) statements, and Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) documentation). For more information on enrollment, call 815-724-1148, or in Spanish, call 815-724-1149.

Italian-American Tea Party set for June 1 The American Italian Cultural Society will hold a Vintage Tea Party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at 1918 Donmaur Drive, Crest Hill. It is time to get out your teapots and china and create fond memories of lively conversation, laughter and fun the way our ancestors have done for many years. Whether you are a mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, niece or girlfriend, you are invited to attend the Ladies Afternoon Vintage Tea Party. Be sure to dress in your best attire. This tea time include tea, cakes, cookies, sweets and sandwiches. Included are some special vendors and print-on-site photography to capture the moment. Free door prizes. Tickets are $10 per adult and $6 for those 12 and younger. See BRIEFS, page 9



ATI to host Metal Walk and 5K Run, Walk & Roll The ATI Foundation announces its annual Metal Walk and 5K Run, Walk & Roll from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in downtown Joliet. The dual event will raise funds for children with physical impairments and will take place at Harrah’s Casino Joliet, 115 N. Joliet St. Food, entertainment, kid’s activities and door prizes will add to the celebration for all in attendance. The Metal Walk is a unique event honoring a specific population of patients who have overcome the challenge of joint replacement. Metal Walkers are not only the recipients, but also support teams of friends and family members who walk with them. Participants will enjoy a scenic 1K or 3K course through historic downtown Joliet, and will be treated to entertainment, food and celebration at the finish line. The 5K Run, Walk & Roll is open to all competitive runners, leisurely joggers and walkers of all levels. Participants can run, jog, walk, wheelchair, ride armbikes, etc., through historic downtown Joliet. This year’s 5K will be USATF certified and chip-timed. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers ($100, $75, $50) and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age division.

event celebration, door prize ticket and food/beverage voucher. The Metal Walk and 5K Run,Walk and Roll is sponsored by Harrah’s Casino Joliet,Hinsdale Orthopaedics, and ATI Physical Therapy. Proceeds benefit the ATI Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with physical impairments in need of medical and financial resources. For information, call Terry Williams as 630-296-2222, ext.7900.


The ATI Foundation will host its annual Metal Walk and 5K Run, Walk & Roll on June 8 in Joliet.

Food, entertainment and family fun will be waiting at the finish line. Whether you’re participating in the Metal Walk, or enjoying the 5K course, don’t forget to participate in our Entertaining Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Overall Individual Costume, Best Couple, Best Overall Team Costume (group of 3 or more participants). Use your creativity and have fun. Winners will be chosen by an anonymous panel of judges. A $10 entry donation – whether or not you walk or run -- will include food and beverage

(non-alcoholic) ticket, door prize ticket, live entertainment, and kid’s entertainment area. Event shirts can be purchased. Registration for the Metal Walk and 5K can be completed online at www.ATIFoundation.

com. Donation is $25 for early registration and $35 for same day registration. On-site registration starts at 9 a.m., and the race begins at 10:15 a.m. All participants will receive a T-shirt, entrance to the post-



The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Joliet Police Department. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination. A 14-year-old was arrested at 9:05 a.m. May 3 at 1637 Sandy Drive for Domestic Battery. Jennifer N. Wirkus, 28, 1701 Nicholson, Crest Hill, was arrested at 9:59 a.m. May 3 at 150 W.Washington St. for three counts of Endangering Life/Health of a Child. Isabel M. Jimenez, 37, 555 Herkimer, and Sulikey Vallejo-Mendez, 35, 713 Meeker, were arrested at 1:21 p.m. May 3 at 2510 Route 59 for Retail Theft and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Alex J. Deleon-Valentin, 24, 209 Iowa, was arrested at 1:43 p.m. May 3 at 2nd and Mississippi for Possession of Cannabis. Lenon Davis, 19, 316 N. Bluff, was arrested at 5:51 p.m. May 3 at 358 N. Broadway for All Other Disorderly Conduct. Craig L. Ellis, 56, 611 E. Cass, was arrested at 7:31 p.m. May 3 at 5th and Chicago for Possession of Controlled Substance and Liquor on Public Way. Cody J. Riddell, 18, 1541 Mound Road, Rockdale, was arrested at 7:45 p.m. May 3 at Cass and Arch for Domestic Battery. Amanda L. Stukel, 26, 2304 Marmion, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. May 4 at 2314 W. Jefferson for Burglary. Darnell L. Parrish, 20, 319 S. Joliet, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. May 4 in the 300 block of Water for Domestic Battery. Esquivel, 40, 652 10 Briana Columbia, was arrested at 12:03 p.m. May 4 at 2424 W. Jefferson St. for Retail Theft. E. Riojas, 39, 2205 11 Daniel Gray Hawk Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 11:08 a.m. May 4 in Van Horn Woods for Domestic Battery. E. Jones, 66, 2903 12 Timothy Douglas, was arrested at 11:59 a.m. May 4 at 777 Hollywood for Criminal Trespass to Property. Robinson, 43, 601 13 Joycelyn Kiep, was arrested at 12:38 p.m. May 4 at 354 N. Chicago St. for retail theft and DUI – DRUGS. C. Griffin, 41, 804 14 Tanisha Junie Court, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. May 4 at that address for Possession of Controlled Substance. Stover, 47, 618 Buell, 15 Ricky was arrested at 1:30 p.m.

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May 4 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Assault. J. Nabors, 21, 209 16 Damion N. Broadway, was arrested at 4:17 p.m. May 4 at 201 W. Jefferson for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. L. Parrish, 20, 319 S. 17 Darnell Joliet, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. at 300 Water for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. O. Jones, 19, 422 18 Shaquille Oakview, was arrested at 12:19 a.m. May 4 at Hickory and Jefferson for Reckless Conduct. M. Staszak, 30, 2607 19 Serena Sumac Drive, was arrested at 7:47 a.m. May 5 at that address for Domestic Battery. was arrested 20 Aat 16-year-old 7:58 a.m. May 5 at 323 S. Joliet for Domestic Battery. L. Pinnick, 26, 510 21 Jessica Osage, was arrested at 8:17 a.m. May 5 at 820 Second for Criminal Damage to Property and Domestic Battery. J. Carpenter, 18, 503 E. 22 Eric Bellarmine, was arrested at 12:52 p.m. May 5 at that address for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm,Armed Robbery and Unlawful Restraint. L. Slay, 24, 1002 23 Jevon Parkwood, was arrested at 3 p.m. May 5 at that address for Domestic Battery. E. Mitchell, 22, 24 Travion 1307 Fairview, was arrested at 7:34 p.m. May 5 at 1400 Englewood for Criminal Damage

to Government Supported Land. K. Baker, 25, 401 25 Kasim Pico, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. May 5 at Fairmont and Robin for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land and Possession of Cannabis. L. Hunter, 23, 918 26 Ronald Parkwood Drive, was arrested at 9:46 p.m. May 5 at 804 Rosalind for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. E. Rader, 41, 611 E. 27 Mitchell Cass, was arrested at 5:19 p.m. May 6 at 561 E. Cass for Retail Theft. Puga, 24, 29837 28 Lorenzo S. Route 50, Peotone, was arrested at 3:48 p.m. May 6 in the 500 block of Benton for Liquor on Public Way. D. Jefferson, 31, 28 Takiyah 702 Arbor, was arrested at 12:01 p.m. May 6 at 329 S. Desplaines for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. J. Crawford, 31, 329 29 Lucinda S. Desplaines, was arrested at 12:01 p.m. May 6 at that address for Aggravated Assault. M. Zander, 25, 603 30 Jessica Abe, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. May 6 at that address for Criminal Damage to Property. was arrested 31 Aat 16-year-old 10:26 a.m. May 6 at Theodore and West Hampton for Possession of Alcohol by Minor. D. Stanfill, 22, 2008 32 Patrick Capri, was arrested at 7:49 p.m. May 6 at that address for Domestic Battery.

David C. Garcia, 21, 207 McRoberts, was arrested at 7:32 p.m. May 6 at an unknown location for Criminal Damage to Property. T. Bates, 50, 509 34 Lawrence W. Jefferson, was arrested at 7:38 p.m. May 6 at that address for Possession of a Firearm by Felon and No FOID. was arrested at 35 A1015-year-old p.m. May 6 at Henderson and Wendberg for Possession of a Controlled Substance. D. Oliver, 22, 915 36 Dmarcus Sheila, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. May 6 at 2100 W. Jefferson for Possession of Cannabis. J. Reyna, 21, 508 37 Chelsea Liberty, was arrested at 4:23 p.m. May 7 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft. Lee Goodman, 19, 38 Jared 2402 Red Oak Court, Plainfield, was arrested at 3 p.m. May 7 at 1401 Route 59 for Theft. J. Ward, 17, 1000 39 Nicholas Cora, was arrested at 8:26 p.m. May 7 at Olive and Willard for Aggravated Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, Unlawful Possession Of Weapon By Felon, Possession Of Firearm By Street Gang MemberAnd Unlawful Possession Of Firearm. Arreguin, 58, 350 E. 40 Richard Washington, was arrested at 4:16 a.m. May 7 at 100 Scott for Violation of Order of Protection. M. McGee, 22, 1310 41 Darrell Demmond, was arrested at 8:03 a.m. May 7 at that address for Criminal Damage to Property.


Gianna M. Circelli, 19, 4425 Madison, Brookfield, and Rashawnda S. Lewis, 18, 506 Whitley, were arrested at 4:12 p.m. May 7 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft. C. Granrath, 37, 1007 43 Ryan Nicholson, was arrested at 1:55 a.m. May 7 at that address for Open Burning. A. Riley, 57, 341 44 Sandra Marble, was arrested at 9:25 p.m. May 7 at that address for Open Burning of Waste Material. J.Anderson, 48, 814 45 Vanessa 2nd Ave., was arrested at 10:19 p.m. May 7 at that address for Domestic Battery. M. Cortese, 30, 1103 46 Joseph Wilcox, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. May 7 at 208 Smith for DUI DWLS. C. Labuda, 53, and 47 Christine Richard W. Furman, 57, 418 N. HIckory, Charles L. Holmes, 32, 214 N. Hickory, Jakkar A.G. Hosey, 22, 1215 Fairchild, were arrested at 12:31 p.m. May 8 at 201 W. Jefferson for Liquor On Public Way. A. Richards, 41, 900 48 Keith Summit, was arrested at 1:32 p.m. May 8 at 333 Madison for Disorderly Conduct. L. Greene, 17, 1506 49 Tranell Wildwood Lane, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. May 8 at 110 N. Collins for Aggravated Battery. J. Cargle, 28, 50 Michael 18 S. Hammes Ave., was arrested at 4:50 p.m. May 8 at that address for aggravated Domestic Battery.


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Joliet Township High School Board Members are (from left) Tyler Marcum; Don Dickinson; Paige Vanderhyden, Secretary; Jeff Pierson, President; Arlene Albert, Vice President; Tracy Spesia; and R. Dale Evans.

JTHS Board holds special reorganization meeting A special Joliet Township High School Board of Education meeting was held Tuesday, May 6, to reorganize, reinstate and seat Board of Education members, following the April 9 Election. At the meeting, Jeff Pierson was reappointed to the position of President, and Arlene Albert was reappointed to the position as Vice President. Member Paige Vanderhyden was appointed to serve as Secretary. Also at the meeting, member Tracy Spesia was reinstated for another term. Newcomers to the Board of Education, R. Dale Evans and Tyler Marcum, were sworn in to serve their first terms.

Albert also was appointed to serve as the board representative to the Illinois Association of School Board (IASB) Governing Board. Joliet Township High School District 204 Board of Education Members are elected by residents within the school district’s boundaries. They volunteer their time to lead the district and serve fouryear terms on a staggered basis. Board of Education Members adopt policies and rules that govern the administration of the school district and operate in strict accordance with Illinois laws and Illinois State Board of Education regulations.

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On Tuesday, May 7, Joliet Central High School teacher Jeff Riley and students Dakota Hauert and Haylie Lohmar presented to legislators from across the state of Illinois at the TECH 2013 Conference in Springfield. Hauert and Lohmar’s project, Using Technology for Special Projects with Community Partners, encouraged the state of Illinois to support technology funding for schools, while highlighting the Chicagoland Speedway Benchmark Project. The students’ project impressed the legislators, and they were able to pose with state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, and state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood.

Calendar BRIEFS Continued from page 4 To reserve your table call 630-415-4571 or email them at or visit them on their facebook @ fb/divinedesignssjg.

Health department urges radon testing The Will County Health Department urges area homeowners to be aware of radon dangers and test their homes for the presence of an odorless gas with potentially dangerous consequences.

MAY 15 TO JUNE 11 Aqua Aerobics. Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport is offering Aqua Aerobics for ages 14 yrs and older beginning May 13 through June 11 from 7:30pm-8:30pm on Mons., and 9am-10am on Tues. A cardio based class with low to high impact aerobic movements in the pool. Fee: $25/Resident; $30/Non-Resident For more info. visit or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0. MAY 16 TO JUNE 13 Water in Motion – Aqua Exercise. Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport is offering Water in

Radon is a radioactive gas generated by the natural decay of uranium in soil and rocks. It is estimated to account for up to 20,000 national lung cancer deaths annually, making it the second leading cause of lung cancer fatalities in the US. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon exposure. If you wish to know whether your family is at risk, the health department can help. The health department has a limited supply of radon test kits on hand.The kits cost just $6 and can be picked up at Health Department locations in Joliet (501 Ella Avenue), Bolingbrook (323 Quadrangle) and University Park (44 Town

Center). Each kit contains detailed information about how to conduct the test and where to send the completed test for laboratory analysis. All test results will be received by mail.

Motion for ages 14 and older beginning May 16 through June 13 from 6pm-7pm on Thurs., and 7:45am-8:45am on Sats. One hour of intense exercise, invigorating music and improved fitness in the water. Fee: $25/Resident, $30/Non-Resident. For more info., visit www.lockportpark. org or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

from the event support Trinity’s mission of helping people with disabilities live full and abundant lives. Tickets are $195 each and include a buffet lunch and dinner, complimentary snacks, drinks, and cigars on the course, door prizes, awards, a silent auction with sports memorabilia and game tickets, and much more. This year’s raffle includes a 50inch Samsung LED HDTV.“Dinner only” tickets are also available for purchase for $50. To register, all the Fund Development office at 815-717-3750.

MAY 16 Trinity Services 20th Annual Golf Classic. Trinity Services, Inc. invites you to participate in its 20th annual Tom O’Reilly Memorial Golf Classic, “Swingin’ Safari” on Thursday, May 16, at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. Proceeds

Joliet Central receives $5,000 library grant Joliet Central High School was one of 230 libraries in the state of Illinois to receive a $5,000 FY2013 Back to Book Grant. Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded more than $1 million in grants to Illinois libraries to acquire books and learning materials.

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THE BUGLE/SENTINEL MAY 15, 2013 The grants ranged from $2,500 to $5,000 per library agency. Joliet Central Librarian Gwen Thompson and teacher David Jones wrote the grant for graphic novels and audio books for use in the JCHS library and through the PrairieCat Consortium. Grant money will also be used to purchase art and illustration books to be checked out after art sessions. Joliet Central will offer four after-school art sessions where students will have the opportunity gain artistic skills in Manga Art.   Nyssa Wilhelmsen, Central art


teacher, will teach the sessions. Money from the grant will also go toward purchasing books for next year’s monthly book club. “This will be a great way to bring students into the library,” Thompson said.“Our school still continues to have avid readers anxiously awaiting their next great book.” Awards are made possible by a combination of funds from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and state of Illinois library funds. Read more at www.railslibraries. info/news/20130422/ congratulations-fy2013-backbooks-grant-recipients


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36 Aware of 38 CIA Cold War counterpart 39 Some summer births, astrologically 40 Like some gestures or logic 41 Cad 44 Week segment 45 Collage materials 46 Convention sites 47 Work clumsily (through) 49 “I’m so not impressed” event 50 Exotic sushi fish 53 Carton sealers 55 “Does this ring __?” 57 Legal wrong 59 McEntire of country 62 See 18-Down 63 Put away at dinnertime 64 Texter’s “Here’s what I think” 65 Clean air org.

Horoscopes A penny saved is a penny earned this week. A bargain isn’t really a bargain if the item is neither useful nor practical. Physical activity is a good way to pass the time and it shouldn’t cost a thing.

Show that you mean business. Jeans and a T-shirt won’t get you anywhere, but showing off your sense of style and good taste will earn you raves in the week ahead. Only a true professional will win the day.

Couch potatoes need not apply. The best way to get the most out of your week is by getting out there and doing. Perform research, lay out plans, or look for problems to solve to gain the most satisfaction.

The best things in life are free. Find outlets for excess energy by grabbing the golf clubs, taking a hike or tackling household chores. Spending money should not be a primary goal in the week ahead.

Stick with the plan. No matter what situation arises in the week to come, don’t be derailed from your original goal. You can’t solve all of the world’s problems, but you can take care of your own.

Like a famous TV cop used to say, “All we want are the facts.” Focus on cut-and-dried facts, rather than trying to tap into your creative side this week. Let conventional wisdom be your guide; don’t think outside the box.

You may not be a movie star, but you can look the part. Take a little extra time to polish your appearance and you may be surprised at the results. Following whims will be more satisfying than work this week.

Keep an eye out for adventure. Don’t hole up in the house when you and a special someone can explore the world in the week to come. Be supportive of friends or loved ones who may need a little boost.

Don’t curb your enthusiasm. A positive state of mind can make even the most mundane trip an exciting adventure in the week ahead. If the weather won’t cooperate, lose yourself in a book.

Do or do not; there is no try. This week is the time to cross nagging little chores off your to-do list. If you’re feeling lonesome, go looking for someone and find someone you will!

Those who go looking for faults in every little detail are likely to find them. No one is perfect, so don’t expect anyone to be an exception this week. Adopt a more forgiving approach to relationships.

Make the world go away. Others may not appreciate your whimsical outlook but your heart is in the right place. Get out and about this week; you can find the perfect setting to do your own thing.



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INSIDE: Former Minooka pitcher Mike Foltynewicz earns award, page 15; Gen6 makes Chicagoland debut, page 17



Locals sending athletes to state By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Lockport came away with a pair of sectional champions Friday, May 10 at the Lockport Sectional. Sophomore Lane Kadlec won the discus with a throw of 118 feet, while Aubrey Elwood won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.06. For Kadlec, it was about redemption after missing out as a freshman. “It’s amazing,” Kadlec said. “I was trying to redeem myself from last year, being a freshman and I blew out my shoulder. It is really fantastic this year. I PRd. I knew I could do it but I was very nervous. It felt good to qualify early and work on my consistency.” Elwood was sitting in second for much of the race, but had a big closing kick over the final half lap to take the title. “I knew I had to fight for it,” Elwood said. “The girls were giving me a good run. I just had to push and give it everything I got. I couldn’t let (the girl in front of me) go. I had to let her do her thing and then I did mine. I’m a little surprised I’m sectional champion because I came in three seconds off, but I can’t complain at all.” Both advance to the state meet, which begins Friday, May 17 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. “I want to throw 125,” Kadlec said. “Then next year we will see if I can medal at state. I want to get the experience and know what it is like at state.”

MINOOKA The Indians competed at the Plainfield North Sectional Thursday, May 9, taking second

with 72 points. Naperville North won with 75. Qualifying for state in multiple individual events for the Indians was junior Janile Rogers. Rogers advanced in both the long jump (18-04.5) and triple jump, where she won with a jump of 36-03. “I PRd in triple jump, which was pretty exciting, and in long jump I just went for it and did good,” Rogers said.“It helps a lot to be in both of them.” At state Rogers hopes to medal in both events. “I want to place in the long and triple because I definitely have the capability to,” she said. “I really want to get 19 in long jump, that is a big goal for me. I can do it. It helps a lot to have good weather and the adrenaline is there. “I feel like I can PR because I did last year at state and I’m going for it again.” She will be joined at state by the 4x800 relay (9:24.38), Moira McAsey in the 800 (2:17.99), Lucia Rossi in the 300 hurdles (46.27) and the 4x400 relay (4:02.17). •Joliet Catholic qualified in the 4x800 relay (9:48.54) and had Francesca Sikorski in the 800 (2:26.24) at the Kankakee Sectional.

TENNIS Minooka placed fifth at the Southwest Prairie Conference Tournament May 11 with 11.5 points. Plainfield Central won with 22 points. Ryan Bozue took second at second singles, while thirdplace finishers came from Nick Miller and Josh Sutton at No. 3 doubles and Andrew Juhnke at No. 3 singles. Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports

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Minooka’s Janile Rogers won the triple jump at the sectional meet last weekend and advanced to staet in both the long and triple jumps.



Sports USF hosting summer camps BASEBALL The 2013 University of St. Francis Summer Youth Baseball Camps for those students in the 1st thru 9th grades will again be held during two separate weeks in June. The first session will be June 17-20 with the second session running June 24-27. Each session will run from 9 am – 1 pm at Gillespie Field, which is located at the corner of Larkin and Ingalls Avenues in Joliet (right behind Joliet Catholic Academy). Camp cost is $105 per person per session (pre-registered) with discounts available for those campers who attend more than one session. For more information, call (815) 740-3464 or (815) 7231015 or go to Baseball Summer Camp.

BASKETBALL The 2013 University of St. Francis Summer Youth Basketball Camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held June 10-13. The session will run from 9 am – 11:30 am at the USF Sullivan Center. Camp cost is $79 per camper. For more information, call (815) 7403651 or go to Basketball Summer Camp

VOLLEYBALL The 2013 University of St. Francis Summer Youth Volleyball Camps for those students in the 3rd thru 8th grades will again be held during two separate weeks (July 8-12 and July 15-19) with two sessions the first week and one session the second week. The first session each week will run from 9 – 11 a.m. with the second session going from 1 – 3 p.m. The camps will be held at the USF Sullivan Center (500 Wilcox Street). Camp cost is $80 per person per session. For more information, call (815) 740-3407 or go to Volleyball Summer Camp




Lockport baseball splits twin bill Lockport defeated LincolnWay Central 2-1 behind a fourhit, eight strike-out performance from Evan Martens.In the second game of the season, Lockport won 6-4. Eric Duzan (4-1) gave up three hits and struck out six, while Ted Snidanko went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI and Derek Bangert had a tworun homer and a double for the Porters (21-6, 10-3). • Minooka defeated Romeoville 4-2. Steve Wittkamp was 2-for-3 and Joe Carnagio was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI for the Indians. In the second game of the season, Minooka won 5-2. Josh Mitchell struck out five for Minooka (18-7, 14-3). • Plainfield East beat Joliet Central 8-7.

SOFTBALL Joliet West blanked Shepard 9-0. Joy Treasure paced the Tigers, going 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. She also pitched and allowed only three hits and struck out three. West also beat Lincoln-Way Central 7-1. • Plainfield Central defeated Lockport 8-2 in non-conference action. The Porters beat Bolingbrook 9-1 in SWSC action. Carly Dundee pitched a complete game, notching four strikeouts, while Kelly Pattison went 3-for-3, Emma Carter was 3-for-4 and Ashley London had a pair of RBI. • Plainfield South beat Minooka 6-2. • Lincoln-Way Central held off Joliet Central 3-2. • Providence beat JCA 8-2.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL • Plainfield South defeated Romeoville 25-14, 25-20.

ST. FRANCIS BASEBALL University of St. Francis junior center fielder David Kuhne (Metamora, Ill./ Metamora), junior first baseman Joe Ruge (North Riverside, Ill./ Riverside Brookfield) and sophomore pitcher Adam Panayotovich (Palos Park, Ill./ Mount Carmel) each garnered individual accolades as the Chicagoland

Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2013 baseball postseason award winners. Kuhne and Panayotovich were selected to the All-CCAC First Team, while Kuhne and Ruge were named to the CCAC Gold Glove Team. Kuhne batted a team-high .458 with a home run and 18 RBIs in 35 games (34 starts) in center field this past season. He also led the Saints in slugging percentage (.692), onbase percentage (.558), triples (7) and stolen bases (13). His seven triples tied him for second among the NAIA leaders through the completion of

regular season play. Kuhne batted .507 with a .747 slugging percentage in CCAC action. Panayotovich posted an 8-1 record with a 2.27 earned run average in 12 starts. The right-hander completed seven games, including a pair of shutouts, and in 87.1 innings recorded 62 strikeouts against only 16 walks. In conference play, he was 7-0 with a 1.17 ERA. Kuhne and Panayotovich both repeated as All-CCAC First Team honorees; Panayotovich was the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2012.

Kuhne and Ruge both repeated as CCAC Gold Glove Team picks. Kuhne did not commit an error in his 34 games in center field, finishing the year with 78 putouts and five assists. Ruge was charged with only one error in 55 games at first base. He posted a .998 fielding percentage in 468 chances. Under second-year head coach Brian Michalak, USF received the CCAC’s Champions of Character Team Award, which is bestowed to the team that best represented the five core values in the NAIA Champions of Character program: integrity, respect, responsibility,

sportsmanship and servant leadership. USF posted a 31-24 overall record and a 19-11 mark in CCAC play this past season. The Saints split four games at the conference postseason tournament and came within a game of earning a

SOFTBALL Four University of St. Francis softball players, including a pair of repeat selections, have been named to the 2013 AllChicagoland Collegiate Athletic See ROUNDUP, page 16







Joliet area represented well at awards By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Every season, the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago hosts an awards ceremony where it honors baseball successes ranging from amateur all the way to professional baseball. This season, at its 67th annual ceremony, the club inducted Goose Gossage and Tony LaRussa into the Lou Boudreau Hall of Fame, the club’s highest honor. Among the other award winner at the Jan. 27 banquet were several members of the Voyager Media coverage area. The Chicago Area Minor League Player of the Year, was former Minooka pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, who is now with the Houston Astros. Currently, Foltynewicz is 1-0 in seven games with the Corpus Christi Hooks in Double-A. He has a 3.81 ERA in 26 innings with 31 hits allowed, 29 strikeouts and 14 walks. A year ago, Foltynewicz was tabbed South Atlantic League Most Outstanding Pitcher for his work with the Lexington Legends, the single-A affiliate. The No. 7 ranked prospect and No. 3 rated pitcher in the Astros’ system, Foltynewicz posted a 3.14 ERA last season with a strikeout rate of 7.54 strikeouts per nine innings. “This is really nice to be recognized,” he said. “I have put in so much hard work and dedication since being drafted. I just want to make everybody back home proud. They are all rooting for me and I want to give back. All these awards open my eyes and make me realize what I’m doing.” When Foltynewicz does hit the big leagues, he will do so in the American League, as the Astros are moving beginning this coming season. A prolific hitter in high school, Foltynewicz said he won’t miss not batting it the big leagues. “I loved hitting in high school and it was fun then,” he said.“But the last two or three years, I have seen the way the ball moves on those pitches and I am glad I am pitching.” The other two local award winners both came from Joliet Junior College, as JJC manager Wayne King won the Amateur Coach of the Year award and Luke Andrade won College

Player of the Year. The Wolves entered the playoffs last season with a 2828 overall record, the Wolves went 9-1 in the post season and claimed the NJCAA Division III national championship. It was the third title in King’s 26-year career at Joliet Junior College. “It was a pretty average year, but we weren’t as bad as our record,” King said.“Then the kids come out and we win nine of the last 10 in the playoffs, I couldn’t tip my hat enough to them.” Andrade batted .396 with six HR and 67 RBI for the national champion Wolves. “This is pretty surreal,”Andrade said of the award.“I look around and one of my favorite managers of all time,Tony LaRussa is here. I am just taking it all in.” King knows he deserved it. “We don’t do what we did without Luke,” King said. “He threw up some incredible numbers.” The Hit and Pitch Club’s Minor League Manager of the Year was Mike Pinto from the Southern Illinois Miners. Pinto also has local ties as he was the Joliet JackHammers’ third base and bench coach in 2002. In 2003, he was pitching coach for Joliet and head coach of Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Skokie, which he held until 2005. Earning the award for the Chicago area Major League Baseball Player of the Year was George Kontos of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Kontos, a graduate of Niles West High School, was a vital member of the Giants’ bullpen during last season’s run toward the World Series title. He appeared in 44 games, tossing 43.2 innings. He posted a 2-1 record with five holds and had a 2.47 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. “It was very encouraging for me because as the season went on Rags (pitching coach Dave Righetti) and Boche (manager Bruce Bochy) kept putting me in more important situations and my role went from being a mop up guy to once they learned me, they were putting me in onerun situations and showing their trust in me. In turn, that made me more confident.” He appeared in eight post season games, including one game in the World Series.

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Minooka graduate Mike Foltynewicz accepts his award at the banquet in February.

“There are people who have brilliant careers who are amazing players who never get to accomplish what I did in my first year in the big leagues,” Kontos said.“It is really an honor and very special and something I will never forget.” Kontos was originally a fifthround draft choice of the Yankees out of Northwestern University and made his pro debut for the Bronx Bombers in 2011, where he appeared in seven games and recorded a 3.00 ERA in six innings, while striking out six batters. He was traded to the Giants for catcher Chris Stewart before the start of the 2012 season and stated off in the minor leagues, before joining the big club on June 10. “It was very surreal,” Kontos said. “When I first got traded it was a new team and I was the new guy, but the tunnel vision was on because the goal was still the same and that was to get back to the big leagues and stay there and have success.” Kontos earned his first major league win in relief of Barry Zito, successfully recording seven outs without allowing a baserunner in a 6-4 win over the Astros. Follow Mark @2Mark_My_Words



ROUNDUP Continued from page 13 Conference Team. Sophomore shortstop Tori Johnson (Joliet, Ill./ Joliet Township) and freshman second baseman/right fielder Kiley Southall (Wilmington, Ill./ Wilmington) garnered All-CCAC First Team accolades, while senior catcher Kaitlin Nolan (Wilmington, Ill./ Wilmington) and junior center fielder Lexi Southall (Wilmington, Ill./ Wilmington) received Second Team recognition. Johnson, who started all 45

Sports games at shortstop, made her second straight appearance on the All-CCAC First Team after ranking among the league leaders in slugging percentage (5th, .651), home runs (7th tie, 6), batting (8th, .388), total bases (9th, 84) and on-base percentage (9th, .467) during the 2013 campaign. Kiley Southall, who started 26 games at second base and 19 in right field, batted .358 with 36 runs scored and 25 RBIs in her debut season. Her five triples tied her for third-most in the CCAC. Nolan started 44 of 45 games behind the plate and batted .304 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. Defensively, she finished the year with a .994 fielding percentage and threw out 32% of potential base stealers. Lexi Southall claimed AllCCAC Second Team honors for the second time in as many years. Starting all 45 games in center field, she batted .331 with five home runs and 32 RBIs, while matching Johnson for the team lead in doubles (10). In addition to the individual accolades, USF received the CCAC’s Champions of Character Team Award, which is bestowed to the team that best represented the five core values in the NAIA Champions of Character program: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Under first-year head coach Amanda Jensen, the Saints posted a 22-23 overall record this past season and finished in sixth place in CCAC final regular season standings with a 10-10 conference mark. USF went 2-2 at the CCAC postseason

tournament and came within one game of earning a berth in the NAIA Opening Round. The season came to an end as the Saints fell to host Olivet Nazarene University 10-2 Saturday on the third and final day of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. | Box The victory guaranteed Olivet Nazarene (45-6) the CCAC’s second bid to the NAIA Opening Round, joining conference regular season champion Saint Xavier University. The Tigers and Cougars will play for the CCAC Tournament title later Saturday afternoon. USF (22-23), the tournament’s No. 6 seed, led twice early in the game. The Saints scored the first run of the contest when freshman second baseman Kiley Southall (Wilmington, Ill./ Wilmington) led off the opening frame with a triple to right field and came around to score two batters later when sophomore third baseman Kaley Jendraszak (Frankfort, Ill./ Lincoln-Way East) executed a squeeze bunt. No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene answered with a run in its half of the first inning, before USF regained the advantage with a run in the top of the third. Freshman right fielder Jenna King (Kankakee, Ill./ Kankakee) drew a lead-off walk and later scored on a wild pitch. Katie Megyesi gave the Tigers the lead for good, 3-2, when she belted a two-run home run over the left field fence with one out in the bottom of the third inning. Olivet Nazarene scored four runs in the fourth inning and plated three more in the

following frame to end the game by virtue of the run-ahead rule with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Hannah Gardner sparked the Tigers’ four-run fourth-inning outburst with a two-run single, and her two-run double in the fifth ended the contest. She finished the day 2-for-4 with five RBIs. ONU hurler Virginia McAndrews (14-3) held the Saints to four hits over five innings. She walked one and recorded a pair of strikeouts. Making her fourth appearance and third start in three days, freshman right-hander Jasmine Sifuentez (Orland Park, Ill./ Sandburg) took the loss to finish the year with an 11-8 record. She allowed nine of the 10 runs.

SLAMMERS The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy announced Monday they’d renewed their broadcast agreement with NextMedia for the 2013 baseball season. All 96 regular season games plus the playoffs will be carried live on AM 1340 WJOL and online at In addition, NextMedia station 100.7 FM WRXQ will be broadcasting live outside Silver Cross Field before every Thursday home game and the Kevin Kollins Show on WJOL will air live outside the park before every Friday home game this season. “WJOL-AM is pleased to once again be the radio voice of the Joliet Slammers,” NextMedia General Manager Patrick Pendergast said. “We fully support their mission to keep professional baseball as a vibrant attraction in the Greater Joliet and Will County areas.” Aaron Morse and Dan Spadafora will be broadcasting all the games for the Slammers. Morse returns for his second season as the team’s lead broadcaster and third overall with the organization. Spadafora recently served as the General Manager of WCKS near Grand Rapids, Michigan. “We are excited to bring our fans the highest quality radio broadcasts every night,” Slammers General Manager Chris Franklin said. “Our partnership with NextMedia is invaluable and we are glad to be working with them once again in 2013.”

THE BUGLE MAY 15, 2013


Gen6 makes debut at Chicagoland Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

This season at the Daytona 500, NASCAR unveiled the new, Generation 6 car that will be used this year and beyond and for the first time last week, that car was on track at Chicagoland Speedway. Six drivers; Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson, took the Gen6 car around the mile-and-a-half oval in Joliet as part of a tire test for Goodyear. Biffle liked the way the Gen6 car handled on the Joliet track. “This is a ‘Last of the Mohicans’ track. It is one of the last tracks that haven’t got the repave,”

Biffle said. “It’s very, very unique, because there are bumps and the pavement is wore out. You can run top, middle or bottom. A track like this puts on really, really good racing for a mile-and-a-half race track. This racetrack is a lot of fun because it offers good sideby-side racing. The fans want to see passing and we want to pass. I think this will be a good track for this car. “It makes a big difference. The car has a bit more mechanical rear grip and you can feel that in the corner. It drives straighter and we like that feel inside the track.” Harvick agreed. “As expected, I think everyone knew the cars would be faster,” he said.“We had laps (during testing) that were faster than we qualified

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Kevin Harvick discussed the tire test at Chicagoland Speedway.

here last year. We are about a second faster than we were at last year’s race pace.” During the two days of testing, the drivers recorded several laps around Chicagoland, making short runs and long runs to test the tires’ wear. “From a driver’s standpoint, it’s a lot of laps,” Harvick said. “The engineers are looking to get some feedback on what new right sides and new left sides do and the

construction and compound and whatever they are looking for. I think (Goodyear) feels pretty comfortable with the tire they raced with here last year.That tire seems to be pretty durable and we get fairly good lap times and the wear seems to be good. They’re always looking for something that is better and they use our cars to help their technology make tires better.” Harvick also said that being on

track at Chicagoland gives the six drivers an advantage come September when they are back for the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “When you look at all the information you can get and when you look at the time and effort that you put out and the money spent from the teams and Goodyear,” Harvick said.“It is definitely not a disadvantage to be here.”


NASCAR HONORS MOMS With its annual event falling on Mother’s Day weekend, Darlington Raceway has built a longtime tradition with its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 race. Each year, the grand marshals for the race have been the moms of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, a tradition that fans, drivers and their families have enjoyed over the last several years. “This is a fun and unique opportunity each year for Darlington Raceway and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to honor their moms on Mother’s Day weekend,” Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning said. “This weekend makes Darlington Raceway a special place to be for not only for the drivers, but for the fans that are attending the races and spending time with their moms as well. It gives everyone a chance to honor their mother’s at this special Mother’s Day weekend event.”

The again said the command to start engines and were joined by a special honorary mom, Stephanie Decker, a resident of Henryville, Ind., was injured shielding two of her children from a devastating tornado that hit their home in March of 2012. Decker lost the use of both of her legs in the incident and now utilizes prosthetics to walk on.

2012 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 423 2) Carl Edwards -44 3) Matt Kenseth -59 4) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 64 5) Clint Bowyer - 74 6) Brad Keselowski -97 7) Kasey Kahne -97 8) Aric Almirola -98 9) Paul Menard -106 10) Kevin Harvick -108 11) Paul Menard -108 12) Jeff Gordon -112

2013 Nationwide Series 1) Regan Smith 2) Sam Hornish, Jr 3) Elliot Sadler 4) Justin Allgaier 5) Brian Vickers

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Bojangles’ Southern 500 finishers 1) Matt Kenseth 2) Denny Hamlin 3) Jeff Gordon 4) Jimmie Johnson 5) Kevin Harvick 6) Kyle Busch 7) Carl Edwards 8) Juan Montoya 9) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 10) Ryan Newmann 11) Clint Bowyer 12) Martin Truex, Jr. 13) Greg Biffle 14) Kurt Busch 15) Tony Stewart 16) Kamie McMurray 17) Kasey Kahne 18) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 19) Paul Menard 20) Aric Almirola




Easy steps to take control of your retirement savings By StatePoint Media

Want to take control of your retirement planning, but don’t know how? You’re not alone. Most Americans want to manage their retirement portfolio on their own, but feel intimidated by the process, a new study reveals. Nearly three-quarters of

Americans said they’d love to manage their own retirement portfolio if they had the right knowledge and tools, according to a survey by, an online investment advisor, and market research group, Harris Interactive. Meanwhile, 67 percent said they think retirement investing is complex

and intimidating. The good news is that planning for your future doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are four things you can do to take control: • Know how much you have and need: When you’re dieting, it’s helpful to weigh yourself and set a goal weight. Retirement savings works the same way. How much money do you have and what do you need to save for retirement? You can turn to free online tools for help. For example, CNN Money’s online calculator factors in your age, current income and savings to determine what you should be saving yearly to support 80 percent of your pre-retirement income. Visit to determine your goals.  • Create a diversified portfolio: Research shows that the single best thing you can do for your retirement portfolio is to diversify holdings. That means splitting

money between different asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, cash and commodities. Each asset class behaves differently under different market conditions. For example, when a recession hits, some asset classes might rise while others fall. Diversifying means that your portfolio should be more stable. How should you slice the pie? That depends on three things: your tolerance for risk, your goals, and the number of years until retirement. • Select the best investments: Next, you’ll need to pick specific funds for each asset class. You might decide, for example, to put 20 percent of your portfolio in funds that represent the stocks of large, stable companies.Which funds should you choose? When you’re making that choice, you’ll want to look at “fund characteristics,” such as the fees it charges, its historic

returns, its volatility, and other factors. If this sounds complex, don’t worry. There are resources that can help. For example, Portfolio Manager, a new service from Jemstep, analyzes your current portfolio, gives you a personalized investment strategy, and offers step-by-step instructions on what to buy and sell to build the ideal portfolio for you. More information is available at • Stay on track: Things change over time. Stocks rise and fall. As they do, the weight of your different asset classes in your portfolio will change. Remember to periodically “rebalance” your portfolio with your diversification goals so you can maintain your target weights. Retirement investing doesn’t have to be complex or intimidating, especially if you have the right tools at your fingertips.


Nearly three-quarters of Americans said they’d love to manage their own retirement portfolio if they had the right knowledge and tools.

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Get obsessive-compulsive coworker off your back Q. I work with someone who just loves obsessing about petty details.As far as he can tell, the sky is falling, every detail will cause the end of the world, and every mistake may end a life. I find him exhausting. Is there anyone I can get him to stop flipping out on every tiny detail of my job? A. Yes, your colleague has an anxiety disorder. People are not born wanting to alienate everyone around them by obsessing about details.The trouble is people with anxiety disorders attach Armageddon-like importance to every detail because they are terrified all the time. Anxiety disorders have two parts: biochemistry and psychology. Since you can’t insist your coworker see a psychiatrist for some good medication, you can only work with the psychology of an anxiety disorder. The workplace is pretty scary even for people who don’t have anxiety disorders.There is the possibility of getting fired, being embarrassed or publicly failing. Even calm people have days where every detail seems like life or death. No amount of detail

management will fix your coworker’s anxiety. Ironically, what works is to ask your coworker to describe his worst case scenario if one of these details drops through the cracks.All of a sudden, the details will be seen against the backdrop of an actual real problem. Once your coworker has described this problem, you can help him find solutions if this problem occurs.The good news is we can all prepare for a specific problem. On the other hand, no one is so perfect that we can guarantee no mistake will be made on any one project.

The idea with anxiety is to take control of what we can. If we worry that we will be fired, we can put out our resume. If we worry we’ll lose a client, we can market. People are good at coming up with a Plan B if they can define a problem. The trouble with obsessing mindlessly about details is a problem is never defined. Your coworker is attempting to fix a house by learning to ride a horse (yes, this doesn’t make sense). He believes that if he can control every detail, then magically some undefined scary problem won’t occur. Of course, since he hasn’t defined the problem, controlling every detail of a project won’t guarantee anything except making

coworkers hate him. Consider that most superstitions were probably made up by people who had anxiety disorders. If you spill salt, you must throw some over your shoulder. If you break a mirror, then seven years of bad luck will ensue. If you walk under a ladder, something bad will happen. Notice that what every superstition has in common is the vagueness of the “bad” thing that will happen. Workplace superstitions are as powerful as any other fear based belief. People will often do irrational and ineffective things for no good reason other than to avoid their fear. By requiring people around you to label the problem, you dispel

the power of vague anxiety. In the old myths and legends, knowing the true name of an evil magician meant you had power over him. In the modern workplace, defining the true nature of a problem has the same effect!

The last word(s) Q. I have a coworker who has done a lot of therapy. She goes around saying mean things and says she learned to be honest in therapy. Is therapy about running other people over with honesty? A. No, therapy is about improving yourself not about sharing all your feelings. Mean people will find any excuse (even therapy) for hurting others.









First Adult Fishing Derby at Whalon Lake For the first time, the Forest Preserve District of Will County is sponsoring an Adult Fishing Derby at its Whalon Lake Preserve, in Naperville, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18. For ages 16 and older, this program requires registration and a fee of $10 per person. Whalon Lake features an 80-acre lake that supports small and large mouth bass, channel catfish, red ear sunfish, bluegill and walleye. At the derby, find the best spot along the shoreline as you try your luck at catching fish. Prizes valued in the hundreds of dollars will be awarded for the most panfish, biggest bass and biggest catfish. A raffle will be held each half-hour. Registration automatically includes an entry in the raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Pack a lunch, and bring your favorite fishing pole. One container of bait will be provided. Fishing will be from 8 a.m.-noon, and winners will be announced as soon as results are tallied. The first 25 registrants will receive a free giveaway. Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are accessible for all participants. For information and registration, call 708-534-8499 or visit

Restored courthouse stained glass windows unveiled Above: Will County Bar Association President Frank Cservenyak, Judge Carla Policondriotes, Judge Susan O’Leary, and Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt show off the stained glass windows from the old courthouse. The windows were restored and hung in the atrium of the courthouse. Right: Another window features the likeness of President Grover Cleveland , who was in office when the courthouse was built. Below: President Abraham Lincoln is featured in one of the panes.

Exelon honors woman for service at Shorewood shelter Exelon Corporation has began volunteering as a dog recognized employee Kelly walker at the Shorewood, Ill., Sanchez of Channahon, Ill., organization last year. Her efforts with a merit award for allowed the dogs under her volunteer service her care to get the with the Will County exercise and individual Humane Society. The attention they needed. volunteer recognition The Humane Society is part of the company’s values volunteer dog annual Energy for the walkers because, Community Volunteer socializing dogs with Awards and comes with different people helps Sanchez a $5,000 cash grant to the animals develop the organization in honor of confidence and ease. Sanchez. After only a few months as a Sanchez, who is employed as volunteer, the Humane Society a lead IT analyst with Exelon, noticed Sanchez’s high level

of dedication to the dogs and asked her to work directly with potential adopters. She now plays a critical role in helping potential adopters find the pet that is a perfect match. “Kelly is a strong addition to the shelter and serves a pivotal role on the weekends by engaging potential pet owners and working with pets awaiting adoption,” said David M. Horkey, vice president of the Will County Humane Society. “She works with the animals to improve socialization skills and basic obedience skills that can help

the pets get adopted faster.” Additionally, the volunteer work by Sanchez increased her confidence. “Volunteering with the Will County Humane Society has built my self-confidence in ways I could not have imagined,” Sanchez said. “I feel more connected to the community, and I’ve built relationships with other dog-loving volunteers. The time and effort volunteers spend with the animals at the shelter keeps the Will County Humane Society empowered to save the lives of homeless animals.”

The $5,000 cash grant from Exelon will be used by the Humane Society to cover medical expenses, training, food and shelter. The Humane Society cares for more than 40 homeless dogs and nearly 100 cats every day. Christopher M. Crane, Exelon president and CEO, presented Sanchez her award in Chicago on Monday, April 29. “On behalf of all Exelon employees companywide, I am honored to share in the celebration of Kelly’s accomplishments as one of our volunteer award winners,” Crane said.



Sentinel 5-15-13  

Sentinel 5-15-13