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Vol. 19 No. 24

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014



New water meters for Fox Bend subdivision

If the new meters aren’t installed, the old ones will fail, says Trustee Anderson By Stewart warren For the sentinel @stewartwarren


Youth Services Director Will Savage gets a group goodbye at his farewell party. Savage sports a pair of his famous shoes.

Savage said he will miss the people the children and their supportive parents - the most. “the programs were fun because of the people who showed up. i had as much fun as they did every week,” he said.

The homes in the Fox Bend subdivision are getting an upgrade, thanks to the village of Shorewood. New water meter will be installed inside each house in the neighborhood at River Road and U.S. 52, explained Shorewood Trustee Dan Anderson during the Village Board meeting on Tuesday. The change “they are must be made. the oldest “They are the style for oldest style for what we are using for the what we are radio reads of meters,” using for the Anderson said. “The radio reads batteries in the meters of meters,” are going out.” anderson If the new meters said. “the aren’t installed, the batteries in old ones will fail, he the meters are added. going out.” In the old days, a worker had to check each meter in a neighborhood to figure out how much water had been used. That’s changed. These days, the meters are read by a piece of equipment, Anderson explained. At some point in the future, the newest meters will be read even more remotely, perhaps by a gadget installed on the top of a water tower. The village is going to drop a post card into the mail on Friday addressed to each Fox Bend resident. It will request a telephone call to the >> See water | page 3



will county

Executive order solves aerial photo issue Walsh’s order prohibited use of aerial photography to initiate any Land Use enforcement actions By nick reiher managing editor @JolietILNews

“We have serious business to do at Will County, and I have come to the conclusion that this issue has become a distraction that takes my staff away from important county business,” said Walsh in his press release.

A 13-month-long debate on the county use of aerial photography for zoning violations was laid to rest May we have many challenges to 14 following an executive order efficiently serve the residents issued by Will County Executive of Will County,” said Walsh. Larry Walsh. “ U n f o r t u n a t e l y, Walsh’s order the use of aerial prohibited the use of photography has aerial photography been unfairly to initiate any Will criticized when it County Land Use really is nothing enforcement actions. more than a tool In his press release on that our Land Use the order, Walsh said department, local enough time has been township assessors, spent on the issue. He larry walsh e m e r g e n c y also said he wanted will county personnel, and many executive to assure county others use on a daily residents aerial photography basis to effectively serve the was not being misused. taxpayers.” “We have serious business Walsh issued the order the to do at Will County, and I have day before the May 15 County come to the conclusion that this Board meeting, during which issue has become a distraction the issue was to come up that takes my staff away from for a board vote through the important county business,”said Executive Committee. The Walsh in his press release.“… I issue had been voted down at a have issued an Executive Order Judicial Committee meeting,but that reaffirms our policy that a few days later, the Executive county personnel shall not use Committee, which has the aerial photography as the basis authority to place any issue of launching an investigation of on the County Board agenda, violations of county ordinances. moved to have the full board This practice has never been consider the amendment. utilized to my knowledge, and That amendment, pushed by with this action, it never will County Board Member Steve under my administration.” Balich, R-Homer Township, Walsh said county policies and refined during the past 13 state a complaint must be months would have said: registered by a resident before “The Land Use Department county personnel will begin an and its personnel are prohibited investigation of alleged county from using aerial photography ordinance violations. Will to initiate Land Use complaints County uses this complaint of an ordinance violation.” driven process, rather than Balich and others who sending staff out on patrols supported the amendment to seek out violators. Aerial were pleased with Walsh’s photography, and other executive order. The issue was such tools, have been used removed from the County to investigate violations, but Board agenda at the May 15 only in response to a resident meeting. complaint filed with the Land Republican Caucus Chair Use Department. Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, said “As one of the fastest-growing Walsh’s order, “helps put us all counties in the State of Illinois at ease.”

News local

Barbara Kirkland chosen to serve as Shorewood trustee Kirkland, 58, a lifelong resident of the town, will fill the remainder of Celine Schwartz’s unexpired term By Stewart Warren For the sentinel @stewartwarren

Barbara Kirkland is back. Perhaps better known as Cookie Kirkland, she was chosen Tuesday to serve on the Shorewood Village Board. Kirkland, 58, a lifelong resident of the town, will fill the remainder of Celine Schwartz’s unexpired term and remain on the board until April 2015. Schwartz, 64, was called by the first name Cene. She died in March after an illness.

Mayor Rick Chapman chose Kirkland for the position, and the members of the board voted unanimously for her. “I’m honored to be appointed to fill Cene’s vacancy,” Kirkland said on Tuesday. Kirkland is the daughter of former Shorewood mayor Dave Barry. She previously served as trustee for six years beginning in 1997. When her term ended in 2003, Kirkland decided not to run for office again. Her first granddaughter had just arrived, and the village was in the middle of an explosive growth spurt. At the time, she was concerned about giving 110 percent to so many different things. Now her grandchildren are older, and she works from home for Wellpoint Inc. as an instructional designer. Kirkland

creates training courses for the insurance company’s employees. “I have more flexibility,”Kirkland said on Tuesday, smiling. Just before Kirkland took the oath of office, Chapman talked briefly about her. They both had served together in the past as Shorewood trustees. “I found her to be a person who cares for the community tremendously,” the mayor said. Trustee Jim McDonald had one question, however. “Can we call her Cookie instead of Barbara?” he asked. The mayor said that he thought that would be just fine. “I’m sure Cene would be proud to know you are the one sitting here, and that’s the truth,” Chapman said. Everyone in the room applauded.


Home energy assistance available Households must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level to receive a benefit from the LIHEAP Program

Will County Center for Community Concerns is still accepting LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) application through May 30, 2014. If you have not applied for this program and are eligible please come to our main office at 304 North Scott Street or one of our many outreach sites to apply. For eligibility requirements, read below or call 815-722-0722. Households must be at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level to receive a benefit from the LIHEAP Program. There will be an option to accept a one-time payment to your utility provider, or to enroll in PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) which will consist of a monthly benefit you will receive as long as you

make your monthly payment that will be determined at the time of intake. WCCCC has made changes to its intake process. Applicants are required to bring ALL documents necessary to start the application process. Applicants without all required documentation will still have a consultation, during which we will outline every piece of documentation needed at your next visit to have an application taken. Again, no applications can be accepted if any documentation is missing. Applications will be taken at Will County Center for Community Concerns, 304 N. Scott St., Joliet, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until the daily sign-in sheet is full (whichever comes first). Applications will also be taken at various locations throughout the Will County area. Call the Will County Center for Community Concerns at (815)722-0722 ext. 3 or visit for outreach locations and schedules, and for information on what documents are needed to apply.

more info ... Applications will also be taken at various locations throughout the Will County area. Call the Will County Center for Community Concerns at (815)722-0722 ext. 3 or visit for outreach locations and schedules, and for information on what documents are needed to apply. To submit an application you MUST bring ALL documentation required: • Social Security Cards for everyone in the household Income for the last 30 days for members 18 years and older • Pay stubs, SSA, SSI, child support, and Unemployment • Printouts from other agencies (ex. Food stamps, medical card, TANF, and General Assistance) • Gas/Electric Bills Other documents may be needed based on your household situation. If you have questions regarding this, call the office.

News guest column




Mitchell named Heartland Bank mortgage banker Mayor Rick Chapman reaches out to community You may or may not have heard about the summer ComEd rate announcement. If not, and you are still on their program, you will see a significant increase on your bill. However, if you signed up for the Shorewood aggregation program a year and a half ago, you will not see any change. The rate we contracted for was good for two years and expires in October of this year. We will be going out for bids for our power supply again in September. I will keep you informed as to how we are doing at that time. If you want to change to the Shorewood program in the future, please read the contract carefully that you have with your present supplier. Make sure you are not going to be charged a penalty for early withdrawal from their plan. If you have any questions, please call the Village

>> water, from page 1 village to make an appointment for the installation. The meters must be installed inside homes, so technicians need access. That means someone needs to be home when the installation happens. “An appointment during the week would be preferable, but we know that won’t work for everyone,”Anderson said.“We’ll be doing the job on Saturdays too.”

Hall; ask for Administration. In other news, our state legislators are pushing to make the tax increase that was implemented three years ago, and was scheduled to go away next year, permanent! If you believe this to be wrong, you should take the time to call your state legislators now before it is too late. Your House Representative is Tom Cross, and your Senator is Jennifer Bertino- Tarrant.You can find their numbers by Googling them on the web. Personally, I know that the state is in a financial crisis, but a tax increase is an anti-job method of trying to solve a bad management dilemma. By driving jobs away from Illinois, I sincerely believe the problem becomes more exacerbated and continues to grow, therefore requiring more tax increases in the future. Can’t wait for the day when there are so many sharks eating at the trough and it gets so overcrowded that they end up feeding on each other. Mayor Chapman

The village hopes to have all of the meters installed by fall. When work like this must be done, most residents make the appointment and get it over with. A few don’t, however. “We’ll have to keep pestering them,”Anderson said. For more information about the installation process in the Fox Bend subdivision, call village hall: 815-725-2150.

He also will serve the Plainfield, Plano, Oswego and central region offices Heartland Bank and Trust Company announced Joshua Mitchell as Mortgage Banker for residential lending in the office located at 1575 Ogden Ave in Aurora. He also will serve the Plainfield, Plano,

Oswego and central region offices. “I look forward to this new opportunity with Heartland Bank. I want homebuyers to feel good about doing business with me. I take pride in giving exceptional service and providing my customers with the mortgage advice and solutions to meet their specific needs,” stated Mitchell.

Joshua makes his home in Naperville. He holds a Management Degree from North Central College in Naperville. He volunteers with the following organizations: Feed My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity, and the North Central College football program.





HERO event focuses on local heroin crisis Local representatives, community come together for support, learning By Laura Katauskas staff reporter @lkatauskas

It was my brother. It was my son. It was my daughter. It was my grandson. Gone to heroin. Everyone has a story. The dark statistics that show more people die of a heroin overdose than a car accident or that it is an epidemic facing the collar counties are sobering, but that’s not all the survivors of those lost want to acknowledge. “These are people, and they are not just a statistic,” said Linda Breit, who lost her son at the age of 24 to the “fatal slip,” after trying to recover from a heroin addiction. “People need to hear the statistics

but remember that these are lives lost that have bonds with so many. That’s why HEROs is so important—it puts the faces out there and shatters the perception or stigma associated with what is perceived as a drug addict.” David Breit was headed for success and his family was shocked when they realized he was addicted to heroin. “You could have blown me away with a feather; we had no idea,” said Breit of her son’s use. She said at the time, some eight years ago, heroin was never talked about. “Don’t be in denial about the problem. If it happens to your family, advocate for your child, because once they are gone, they are gone forever,” said Breit. With groups like HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization)

photo by laura katauskas | for the bugle/sentinel

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, who spoke at the event along with many of her colleagues, including state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood, reminded the audience the power of one person, calling attention to the efforts of Roberts who brought it all to the forefront.

and Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions), that is changing, with the premise that collaboration and education about heroin and opiate

use is critical to turn the tide on an epidemic that has nearly tripled in the collar counties in Illinois in the last decade. The two organizations in

conjunction with the Southwest Coalition for substance abuse issues, hosted its now annual event, A Community’s Public Health Response to the Heroin Epidemic, May 17, in Romeoville, bringing together area legislators, law enforcement and nearly 50 resources dedicated to helping families and individuals understand and cope with the perils of heroin use. “The largest impact to help is prevention,” said Breit. “I wish I had known at the time; there was not the awareness that there is now. We need to keep telling people and have people hear it.” Retired Chicago Police Capt. John Roberts, who spearheaded HEROs, is on a mission to do just that. Having lost his son Billy at age 19 to heroin, he has been advocating for not only a greater awareness but making it law. Illinois’ 911 overdose Good >> see Hero | page 5

News >> hero, from page 4 Samaritan Law now protects friends and family who seek medical help or call 911 and individuals who need emergency medical attention from prosecution for drug possession. According to Roberts, friends and family would fear arrest and not call 911 to get medical help, causing unnecessary deaths. The message is simple,“Don’t run. Call 911.” Fast, emergency medical treatment can save lives. Research has now found that using Naloxone can reverse an overdose and when distributed in communities it can reduce overdose deaths by 50 percent. During an overdose, people stop breathing. Naloxone helps to restore breathing and saves lives. A kit costs $20 to $40 for a full kit, which includes everything a person who would need to reverse an overdose. An overdose death by comparison costs taxpayers about $30,000. State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, who spoke at the event along with many of her colleagues, including state Sen. Jennifer

Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood, reminded the audience the power of one person, calling attention to the efforts of Roberts who brought it all to the forefront. Manley, a chief co-sponsor, spoke of the legislature’s Young Adult’s Heroin Task Force which

“People need to hear the statistics but remember that these are lives lost that have bonds with so many. That’s why HEROs is so important—it puts the faces out there and shatters the perception or stigma associated with what is perceived as a drug addict.” originated for high school students and has now expanded to include middle school students. “I’ve talked to first responders and they report that they are giving Naloxone at least once a day---that’s an epidemic,” said Manley. “We have the facts so

that when it comes time to ask for funding, we have the proof. We have Billy’s Law and it is our goal to help bring your ideas to fruition.” The movement is leading to further education, including that from the Robert Crown Center, who is piloting a school-based heroin prevention program using a variety of tools including an interactive web-based tool to teach students about heroin and spark a candid conversation about its use. It is the support events like that hosted by HEROs and HELP that matter to those either in recovery or for those who have loved and lost. “You have to readjust your life in grieving,” said Linda Breit, sister of David. The first year we were drowning. The second year we had to pick ourselves up and not let heroin win. We need to talk about it, so it doesn’t happen again. Our goal is to have no one ever feel like this again.” After her the loss of her older brother, Breit continued her studies and has become a drug and alcohol substance counselor.




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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.

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Everence R. Fairley, 21, 24528 W. Guinevere Lane, Shorewood, was arrested at 2:45 p.m. May 9 at 150 W. Washington for disorderly conduct.


James S. Greer, 60, 350 E. Washington, was arrested at 9:26 a.m. May 9 at 710 E. Cass for criminal trespass to real property.


Teveon D.Wallace, 18, 1030 Antram, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. May 9 at 568 Cass for criminal damage to property.


Lawrence T. Wash, 31, 105 E. Clinton, was arrested at 10:09 p.m. May 9 at that address for domestic battery and resisting/obstructing.


Raul Romero Jr., 21, 1617 Grand Highlands, Plainfield, was arrested at 10:53 p.m. May 9 at Hennepin and Von Esch for possession of cannabis, possession of drug equipment

and resisting a peace officer. Christopher L. Rizzo, 21, 5442 Sugarloaf Court, Plainfield, was arrested for possession of drug equipment.


Jason K. Parrish, 35, 1947 Calla Drive, was arrested at 10:55 p.m. May 9 at that address for unlawful use of weapon and two counts of revocation of FOID.


Christine L. Korczak, 45, 906 E. 8th St., Lockport, was arrested at 11:17 p.m. May 9 at 211 Joliet St. for four counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent and possession of drug equipment.


Sarah K. Anderson, 19, 24040 W. Heather Court, Plainfield, was arrested at 3:47 a.m. May 10 at Caton Farm and Essington for possession of cannabis.


Joshua P. Walker, 22, 425 W. Prior, was arrested at 12:52 p.m. May 10 at Division and Broadway for possession of cannabis. Dillon R. Adair, 17, 1623 Cleveland, was arrested at 7:10 p.m. May 10 at 1023 Brookforest for aggravated battery w/a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.


Victor M. MartinezContreras, 32, 612 Francis, was arrested at 10:40 a.m. May 10 at 150 W.Washington for battery.

was arrested at 9:37 p.m. May 10 at Washington and Miller for possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment.

Brandon M. Waddell, 31, 119 Stryker, was arrested at 4:45 p.m. May 10 at 1801 W. Jefferson for retail theft.

Jeremy J. Nondorf, 35, 350 E. Washington, was arrested at 4:20 p.m. May 10 at 325 S. Larkin for liquor on a public way.

Demetrius A. McGrone, 28, 808 2nd Ave., and Jarrica L. McKinney, 24, 358 N. Broadway, were arrested at 6:49 p.m. May 11 at 2424 W. Jefferson for retail theft.

Lexus A. Polan, 18, 1006 Pearson, was arrested at 7:09 p.m. May 10 at 1801 W. Jefferson for retail theft.


Steven M.Annison, 23, 6553 S. Eberhart, Chicago, was arrested at 1:11 a.m. May 10 at 358 N. Broadway for aggravated domestic battery.

Valerie E. Dawson, 38, 420 Delaware Circle, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 3:26 p.m. May 11 at 2424 W. Jefferson for theft.

David Mascote, 19, 601 Henderson, was arrested at 10:54 p.m. May 10 at 1500 Cutter for possession of drug equipment and resisting/ obstructing a peace officer. he also was arrested for being in the park after dusk.

Nichole D. Dotson, 36, 10 5th Ave., was arrested at 12:25 p.m. May 11 at 2424 W. Jefferson for retail theft.




Jose L. Marquez, 37, 14220 Chicago Bloomington Trail, Lockport, was arrested at 8:04 p.m. May 10 at 400 Henderson for possession of a controlled substance.


D. Herrod, 41, 415 15 Rickey S. Chicago, Apt. 2S, was arrested at 9:42 p.m. May 10 at 333 Madison for DUI/alcohol. May, 59, 2200 16 Samuel Oneida, Apt. 207, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. at that address for domestic battery. N. Boykins, 25, 17 Tyrone 412 N. Hickory, Apt. 2, was arrested at 8:44 p.m. May 10 at 358 N. Broadway for criminal trespass to land and resisting/ obstructing a peace officer.


Robert Francis Morin, 33, 14 Bradford, Apt. 303,



Uriel B. Flores, 20, 432 4th Ave., Fabian GarciaZamudio, 21, 659 Meeker, Nancy Martinez, 18, 629 Benton St., and Julian Samboni, 20, and Cheyenne S. Herrera, 19, 116 Logan Ave., were arrested at 2:11 a.m. May 10 at 920 Broadway for encouraging a violation.


Isaiah Timothy Young, 24, 4201 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, was arrested at 4 a.m. May 10 at Caton Farm and Route 59 for obstructing identification and driving while license suspended.


He also was arrested on an out of town warrant.




Anthony D. Flores, 23, 1205 Agnes, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. May 11 at that address for loud/unnecessary noise.


Gustavo Hernandez, 23, 1300 Hickory St., was arrested at 11 p.m. May 11 at that address for loud noise.


Jonathan E. Erickson, 37, 1323 Brown Ave., was arrested at 11:36 p.m. May 11 at that address for domestic battery, interfering w/reporting of a domestic violence and criminal trespass to real property.


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you have to marvel at these guys

Evaluating the superheroes in our community by niCk rEiHEr managing editor @JolietiLnews

I have told you before how my wife Tammy is the coolest. She bought me that Wilson A2000 I always wanted for our 25th anniversary. And on Mother’s Day, she likes for us all to go see a movie. And not a chick flick, mind you. She likes going to see the latest Marvel superhero movie out. Now, one could say she (and my daughter) don’t mind seeing Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, or, in this case, Chris Evans as Captain America.We saw CA’s latest movie on Mother’s Day. I don’t care. I followed Marvel comics in the 1960s. They always had a good amount of eye candy for pre-pubescent boys, too. And that hasn’t changed. The other thing that doesn’t change with Marvel,or many other superhero-type comics, is that people do not stay dead very long. Captain America was preserved since World War II in an ice mass. X-Men come and go like movie star spouses. Even the venerable Nick Fury had a close call in this past movie. It made me think that right here in Will County, we have a couple of superheroes (or supervillians, depending on your point of view), who just will not die. The first would be the Human Extinguisher. Is there a fire anywhere in Will County? The Human Extinguisher will, by getting this burning feeling, find it, put it out and make sure it doesn’t happen again. There should be no burning anywhere in Will County, says the Human Extinguisher. There are

too many people with chronic breathing problems to allow burning anywhere. Never mind the problem really is that there are too few people with common sense,the Human Extinguisher will make sure there is no burning. When a committee rejected amendments to limit open burning in the county, Chairman Joe Babich proposed hiring two part-time Land Use Department workers to monitor opening burning situations in the next few months and report back in the fall. Those two part-time eyes are crucial, because Aerial Man could be grounded. For more than a year, County Board Member Steve Balich has tried to get the use of aerial photography banned in Will County. Never mind these are photos updated only every two years, while Google Earth can give you a more updated, and close-up show. When a revised amendment that would have banned the Land Use Department from initiating punishment for zoning violations using aerial photography was shot down recently in committee, the Executive Committee, composed of chairs of all the board’s committees and board leadership, moved that the language go to the full board. Open burning and the use of aerial photography obviously are emotional topics. But there have been many, many committee meetings and several public hearings on each. And each time, the very same issues are debated. But if the people pushing the issues don’t like the answers they get, they or others in their political party will find a way to resurrect them. What smells of pure, political

but look, up in the sky! is it a silver-feathered bird? is it a plain … farmer? nope. it’s Will County Executive larry Walsh who saved at least another 90 minutes off our lives by following the lead of his former state senate poker buddy, barack obama, and issued an Executive order. power wrangling could just be the odor of a new superhero (or annoying sidekick) the Armored Horse-man, created after the horse was beaten to death, processed into dog food and armored with a tin can. But look, up in the sky! Is it a silver-feathered bird? Is it a plain … farmer? Nope. It’s Will County Executive Larry Walsh who saved at least another 90 minutes off our lives by following the lead of his former state Senate poker buddy, Barack Obama, and issued an Executive Order. This one prohibits the use of aerial photography to initiate an internal Land Use Complaint of an ordinance violation. The heroine has been untied from the tracks. The building was saved from collapsing. All is well again in Will County. At least for aerial photography. I hope we can now move on to other issues, such as taxes and roads and, oh, I don’t know, whether a new courthouse will be built in downtown Joliet or elsewhere? A sub-committee is looking at that one. Then it will report to the Capital Improvements Committee. There’s two chances right there for the County Board to shoot down several years of work.



Remember to support agencies who support those with disabilities Agencies that provide community-based services for people with disabilities find themselves doing more and more each year with less and less. Illinois is closing many of its large state operated facilities—a move welcomed by many community service providers. Any one of us would prefer to live in homes in the community instead of institutions. We all yearn for independence; some people simply need more assistance than others. But, as many providers welcome more individuals into their programs, the gap between what it costs to provide these services and what the state is willing to pay becomes wider. Like all businesses, expenses continue to rise, but funding has remained stagnant for seven years. Agencies need experienced, trained professionals to maintain quality services. Unfortunately, providers too often lose good

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employees to better-paying jobs in other fields--or other states. The staff who stay work harder than ever, but can struggle to make ends meet at home. A $1-an-hour wage increase proposed by Gov. Quinn is an important first step in closing the gap in funding and helping direct-care workers across the state live with greater financial security. Members of the General Assembly will be making some difficult budget decisions this year. Investing in the state’s social service partners is a smart move, and the right thing to do. We urge our state elected officials to make funding for people with disabilities a priority. Ben Stortz, President/CEO, Cornerstone Services, Inc. Debbie Condotti, President/CEO, Easter Seals Joliet Region Art Dykstra, President/CEO, Trinity Services Jim Mullins, President/CEO, UCP of Illinois Prairieland

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What’s wrong with our legislators? House Speaker Mike Madigan and Governor Pat Quinn are trying to force a $100 million expenditure for an Obama Library that taxpayers will have to pay for. The State of Illinois has about $8 billion in unpaid bills, huge pension deficits, high taxes and a

sinking bond rating. We need our legislators, both Democrat and Republican, to kill this proposal. The public, both Democrats and Republicans, should be outraged and let their state senators and state representatives know their concerns. WE HAVE NO MONEY.What the

hell is wrong with our legislators? Other presidential libraries, both for Bush and Clinton, were built with private donations. Let’s hope our legislators find some brains and stop this proposal. Donald Lattin Shorewood

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Kids say farewell to Mr. Will

Director of Youth Services at ShorewoodTroy Library departs By Kris Stadalsky for the bugle/sentinel @buglenewspapers

He’s known as Mr. Will in the youth circles of Shorewood-Troy Library. He’s also known for his collection of high top Converse tennis shoes with Dr. Seuss characters, such as those from “Green Eggs and Ham,” “the Lorax” and the Grinch. But during his May 14 farewell party, Director of Youth Services Will Savage was sporting the newest pair in his collection Bart and Lisa Simpson shoes. Shoes are one of the many things both children and adults will miss about Savage, who has taken a similar position with the Lisle Library District as of May 16. “He does this little thing with a (hand) puppet and makes it speak sometimes,” said 7-year old Yasmin Hernandez. “He’s really funny. He has cuckoo shoes.” Making children and youth programs fun and entertaining

has been Savage’s quest at Shorewood-Troy. He’d get the little ones involved in story time by singing and dancing. “I like to kick up things and be silly,” Savage said. Kristina Gorsch, mother of four small children who are all familiar with Mr. Will, couldn’t agree more. “He does an awesome job with the little kids,” Gorsch said. “He’s entertaining and engaging. He sings lots of songs. He wears a lot of fun shoes.” All four of Gorsch’s children came to bid farewell to Savage. Kids brought hand drawn cards and pictures as gifts. There were cookies and cake to eat and lemonade to drink. One staff member made a giant Dr. Seuss card that alal children could sign and draw on. The older kids came to say goodbye as well. They will miss Savage’s weekly games of Pokemon, Magic the Gathering and Quidditch. Besides books, crafts and songs for the littlest ones, Savage worked science into his youth programs. The egg drop competition - who could build the safest cage to keep an egg from breaking - is always popular, he said. Shorewood-Troy Library’s


Sydney Sellmeyer signs the bon voyage card for Mr. Will.

former Outreach Director Tiernan Dye will be filling Savage’s shoes. Although she likely won’t wear ones with Dr. Seuss characters, she is prone to donning sparkles and glitter on her Converse shoes, she said. “I am very crafty,” Dye said. “I like to get with glitter and glue.” But she’s also a tomboy at heart, so she loves Ninja Turtles. There will still be a Magic the Gathering Club and the Minecraft game at the library was actually her baby, she said. Rest assured, youth programming will still be great,

said Dye, even with the sad departure of Savage to Lisle, where he grew up. Savage said he will miss the people - the children and their supportive parents - the most. “The programs were fun because of the people who showed up. I had as much fun as they did every week,” he said. As for his collection of shoes, Savage intends to wear them whenever he can as Director of Youth Services in Lisle. “Then there will be the serious things like meetings where I need to put on my big boy shoes.”

Joliet Chamber



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Joliet Chamber partners for strong education Editor’s Note: The Joliet Bugle is working with the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry this year on promoting the chamber’s 100th Anniversary. By nick reiher managing editor @JolietILNews

As a longtime area educator, Cheryl McCarthy said she remembers a time when the local business community and educators were on opposite sides; doing a lot of fingerpointing. But for at least the past seven years, they’ve been holding hands as partners in making sure the next generation of leaders is ready for the task. McCarthy, Joliet Township High Schools superintendent, said the turnaround is in large part due to the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Education Committee, fostered by Chamber President and CEO Russ Slinkard and longtime member and banker Mark Griglione, president of the Troy School District Board. Composed of more than 30 members representatives from Joliet Township High School District, the Catholic Diocese of Joliet Schools, Joliet

Public Schools, Elwood School District, Rockdale Elementary School District and Troy, the committee was established in 2007, according to an application for a state award, “as a group of local business and school representatives that hold a shared commitment to education through partnerships, communication and events that benefit students and teachers from public, private, and parochial schools in the Joliet area.” McCarthy said she remembers when she was still principal at Joliet West, Griglione mentioned to her that other chambers work with their school districts to honor students and teachers. Ultimately, the chamber education committee developed the New Teacher Breakfast that welcomes teachers to the community, while educating them about chamber resources. McCarthy said it’s great to see the young teachers working with their older counterparts, as well as the business community. The committee also honors teachers through the annual Great Teacher Award Banquet that recognizes teachers who have demonstrated excellence. Teachers are nominated by parents, students, community members, business representatives and school staff.


Cheryl McCarthy, Joliet Township High Schools superintendent, says the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Education Committee has fostered a great partnership, to the benefit of both education and business.

Similarly, the chamber education committee works every year to honor 75 deserving local students -- 25 each from Joliet West and Central, and Joliet Catholic Academy – at the

“You sit there and listen to what these students have done,” McCarthy said of the honorees. “And if you were ever worried about the future of our youth, you realize you needn’t be.” Top Student Award Banquet. “You sit there and listen to what these students have done,” McCarthy said of the honorees. “And if you were ever worried about the future of our youth, you realize you needn’t be.” That feeling starts earlier than high school, thanks for the chamber education committee. McCarthy said students in

grades four through eight at the feeder district have the opportunity to be involved in an entrepreneur program. Local business leaders come in, talk to them about how to develop ideas into business models and then come back to judge the best plans. Shark Tank Jr., maybe? “It really is like that,”McCarthy said chuckling.“It’s one thing to present in front of your teacher … doing it for a professional in the business definitely adds an edge.” Participating businesses get some pretty good exposure through their work with the students, she said, and the school districts do as well. She said it’s becoming more common for businesses to ask if their ROTC groups or orchestras will participate in some of their community events. New this year for the committee is a scholarship program for students in

fourth through eighth grades. McCarthy said the winners each will receive $1,000 to be used for college. “The money isn’t even really the important thing,” McCarthy said. “It’s to get students and their families to start thinking about college. For some of them, they would be the first generation to go to college.” The chamber education committee has been honored before by the state and the University of St. Francis. The committee, as well as the JTHS Martin Luther King Day of Service, will be honored at the Illinois Chapter National Schools Public Relations Association in the next few weeks. While not your usual type of public relations, McCarthy said the committee’s work and programs have bridged a gap by allowing educators and the business community to work and grow together.



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INSIDE: Joliet West, Lockport and Minooka top three seeds in sectional, page 12; Baseball teams ready for playoffs, page 13



Rogers dominates sectional for Indians by sCoTT Taylor sports editor @Taylor_sports

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Minooka’s Janile Rogers won four events at the IHSA sectional meet.

The night of May 15 couldn’t have been much better for Minooka’s Janile Rogers. Rogers won four event sectional titles and helped Minooka win its own sectional title, besting Yorkville 96-84. “It’s amazing, I’m so excited,” Rogers said. “It is huge to be sectional champs. I’m very excited now for next week, I think we can do very good in all of our events, our relays and my open.” Rogers started off the evening by winning the long jump with a distance of 18-feet, 11.5-inches, accomplishing the feat on her final jump. “I was struggling on getting height today, so that is what I was focusing on my last jump,” Rogers said. “I just watched everyone else jump and then took my last jump. This gives me a lot of confidence for next week. I want to jump over 19 feet at state.” She then ran away with the 100-meter dash (12.31 seconds) before being the anchor leg on the 800 relay (1:43.91) and 1,600 relay (4:03.31). Latricia Dean, Megan Caldwell and Emma Tonelli joined Rogers in the 800 relay, while Tonelli, Ashleigh Wilson and Moira McAsey teamed with Rogers in

the 1,600. The other sectional champion went to Alexis Pease in the discus with a throw of 116-10. “I didn’t think I was going to win,” Pease said. “I just went out there and threw and it came to my advantage. My first couple throws weren’t too good. I went out there and fixed everything. It was my personal best. It is really nice to be able to contribute to a win.” Pease is hoping to keep the momentum going at state. “I just want to PR,” Pease stated. “It would be nice to place, but realistically I just want to do my best.” Also qualifying for state, which takes place Friday, May 23 and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, were Ashley Tutt in the 3,200 (11:00.96), McAsey in the 800 (2:16.19), Wilson in the 400 (59.73) and Mackenzie Callahan in the 1,600 (5:12.29). Tutt came within .04 seconds of winning the 3,200. “I’m happy just to be going to state,” Tutt said. “I felt confident with my run. It helped to be running with the other girl. At state I want to PR and hopefully place. I want to help the team place as a team, too.” •Joliet West had a state qualifier in freshman Jade’ Mayes. Mayes took second in the 100 hurdles >> see dominates | page 14




Joliet West earns No. 1 seed in playoffs By Mark Gregory sports reporter @Hear_The_Beard

This season, the Joliet West softball team enjoyed an 18-

game winning streak and that success earned the Tigers a No. 1 seed in the Andrew Sectional. West will compete in the Lincoln-Way North Regional and will open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 against the

winner of No. 17 Thornwood and No. 16 Bloom. West coach Heather Suca is obviously happy with the top seed. “I am happy with my seed and thought the assignments were fair,” she said. “I feel that the Tinley Park Sectional is a very tough sectional. I am happy with the five teams that were put together in our regional.” A win would place West in the regional final at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 against the winner of No. 8 Yorkville and No. 9 Lincoln-Way North. Suca thinks Lincoln-Way North will be the team to give West the most trouble and she sees Lockport, the No. 2 seed as a likely opponent in the sectional final. The Tiger have had their bats going all season, being led by Joy Treasure who is batting .462 with four home runs and 24 RBI. Also adding to the offense is >> see PLAYOFFS | page 16

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Joy Treasure has helped Joliet West at the plate and on the mound.




Local baseball teams ready for finals By Mark Gregory sports reporter @Hear_The_Beard

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Sophomore Drake Fellows and JCA are in a regional where four teams have 20-plus wins.

The IHSA playoff pairings were released last week and a trio of local teams find themselves in the Plainfield South Regional complex. Minooka is the No. 1 seed in the regional and opens the playoffs at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.The Indians will face the winner of No. 5 Joliet Central and No. 4 Plainfield South who play Monday, May 26. The other game in the regional will pit No. 2 Joliet West against No. 3 Bradley-Bourbonnais at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 29. The seeding fell like Wet coach John Karczewski expected. “We received the No. 2 seed behind Minooka and that is how I figured it would be,” he said. “All the teams are contenders. Minooka is obviously the No. 1 seed for a reason.  Good pitching, good defense, and timely hitting I would bet describes all of us.” Karczewski did say he would rather be seeded against all the teams in the Illinois Wesleyan University Sectional. “I wish we could be in a larger sectional and not just the same five teams every year,” he said. “All five teams have very good pitching and it would be nice to see where we would be seeded in a 20-team sectional. Seeding in our regional does not even matter and that’s a shame.” The Tigers have been led all season by Zack Thomas, Cody Grosse, and Griffin McGuire and Karczewski is looking for them to continue their play and lead West in the playoffs. “We need to stay consistent at the plate and grind out every pitch in order to be successful,” Karczewski said. The Plainfield South Regional championship game is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, May 31. The other local Class 4A team will not have to travel far to play, as Lockport hosts a regional as part of the Andrew Sectional. Like Karczewski would like to see West’s sectional, the Andrew Sectional is seeded 1-20, with the Porters claiming the No. 9 seed and a game with No. 6 Providence Catholic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Awaiting the winner will most likely be No. 3 seed Brother Rice, who will open with the winner

of No. 14 Andrew and No. 19 Thornwood. The Regional title is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31. •In Class 3A, Joliet Catholic Academy got dealt the same hand it has for the past few years, drawing the likes of Lincoln-Way West, Lemont and Oak Forest in regional play. This year the Hillmen will have the comfort of home as JCA hosts the regional as part of the Lincoln-Way West Sectional complex. The Hilltoppers drew the No. 3 seed on the regional and will face No. 2 Lincoln-Way West at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 to >> see FINALS | page 14



Sports >> FINALS, from page 13 open play. “Our seed is what it should be in a difficult regional,” said JCA coach Jared Voss. “LincolnWay West a great opponent with great pitching depth. They are coming off a great summer and have been a top 10 team all spring. It should be fun. The regional has four teams with over 20 wins. It reminds me of the old days when we had two classes. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with having to earn a regional title in this area. “I am excited for the fact we are hosting the regional.  I feel we have one of the top fields in the state and hoping for huge crowds at all our games.” >> DOMINATES, from page 11 with a time of 15.79. “It feels good, especially since I’m a freshman,” Mayes said. “I’m overjoyed and I feel like I worked really hard. I didn’t know (if I was going to get second), I was just praying to God.” Mayes is looking to improve her time at state. “I’m going to get a better time,” Mayes said.“I want to shave off a couple milliseconds and possibly beat my PR, which is 14.8. I want

The Hillmen have got production from the top of their lineup with Rylan Bannon, Nick Dalesandro, Mitch Boe, and Aaron Markley have really providing the majority of the offensive production this season. It has been said, however, that pitching wins and teams with two good pitchers in the state playoffs can carry a team. The Hillmen have had three this season in Dalesandro, Kyle Polaski and Drake Fellows. A JCA win would place it against either No. 1 Lemont, who will play the winner of No. 5 Tinley Park and No. 4 Oak Forest in the regional title that is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31. to place at state. I need to work on my form and getting out of the blocks.” •Lockport placed third in the Downers Grove South Sectional May 16 with 59.33 points. Qualifying for state for the Porters were the 3,200 relay of Emmie Hahn, Haley Beaumont, Jorie Beaumont and Morgan Bollinger (9:22.27), Lane Kadlec in the shot put (40-0.5) and discus (118-3), Pam Miglans in the shot put (37-7) and Bollinger in the 1,600 (5:13.6).


Slammers open season with sweep of Miners The Joliet SlammersPresented by ATI Physical Therapy-scored three runs in the final two innings and rallied to defeat Southern Illinois 3-2 on Saturday night at Silver Cross Field in a game that started as a pitchers’ dual. Blair Walters allowed only two singles through the first three innings for Joliet. In the 4th, the Miners managed another single and a walk before Matt Howard would single to right. CJ Epperson had the ball roll through his legs and a run would score to make it 1-0. Miquel Ramirez had faced the minimum 9 batters through the first three innings for Southern Illinois on just 33 pitches. Joliet’s Darian Sandford led off the 4th with a single but was caught stealing. Russell Moldnehauer walked but was stranded as the Slammers did make Ramirez throw 19 pitches that inning. He then retired the side in the 5th. Walters continued to pitch well for the Slammers as well and retired all six men he faced in the 5th and 6th innings. He was finally lifted in the 7th after allowing a home run to the Miners’ Chris Burke that pushed the score to 2-0. Santo Manzanillo came on with his mid-90’s fastball and got out of the inning without any more damage. Adam Giacalone doubled with one out in the 7th and that brought Derrick Miramontes out of the Miners’ bullpen. He retired Grant DeBruin and Tyler Roberts to get out of the inning and preserve the shutout. Joliet touched Miramontes for a run in the 8th though as CJ Epperson singled and scored on a twoout double by Darian Sandford. Matt Howard tripled in the top of the 9th for the Miners end his 4 for 4 day, but they left the bases loaded. In the bottom of the 9th, Southern Illinois brought in closer Stew Brase. Joliet’s Marquis Riley led off with a single and scored on a base hit to right by Adam Giacalone to tie the game at 2-2. The Slammers would then load the bases with no outs, but a double play off the bat of Tyler Roberts kept

the game tied. Epperson was walked intentionally to load the bases again and Tre-von Johnson drew the game-ending walkoff walk to give the Slammers the 3-2 come from behind win. In the season opener, the Miners opened the scoring in the top of the first with a sacrifice fly from Steve Marino that scored Jon Eisen, who had led off the game with a double to right-center. Aaron Gates added a two-run homer in the 2nd inning to make it 3-0. Joliet got some help to get on the board in their half of the 2nd when CJ Epperson reached on a throwing error and scored on another errant throw. Joliet added another run in the third after they started with back to back singles from Marquis Riley and Russell Moldenhauer. With two outs, Tyler Roberts singled to drive in Riley and make it 3-2. Joliet tied the game at 3 in the 5th when Tre-von Johnson ripped an RBI double to left field to score CJ Epperson, who had singled. Danny Hernandez did a nice job for Joliet after allowing those three runs early. He shut down the Miners from the 3rd inning into the 6th, allowing the Slammers to come back and tie the contest. Joliet took the lead in the bottom of the 8th. Epperson led off with a walk, Max Casper singled and then Marquis Riley drew a two out walk to load the bases. Moldenhauer then drove in the go ahead runs on a two-run single to center to make it 5-3. Chase Doremus went 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and earned the win. Jordan Wellander pitched the 9th and struggled by walking a pair and uncorking a wild pitch that made it 5-4. Wellander was then lifted with what appeared to be a blister on his throwing hand with a 3-0 count to Ryan Cavan. Ryan Connolly came in and finished off the walk to Cavan and then walked Steve Marino to load the bases with two outs. Cleanup hitter Chris Burke then grounded to third to end the game. Doremus earned the win and Connolly garned the save.

HIGH SCHOOL A week ago the Minooka girls dominated the SPC track meet and while the boys score was closer, the Indians completed the sweep. Minooka beat Plainfield East 114-112 for its third-straight title. Minooka’s Peter Andreano won both the high jump, clearing 6-feet, 3-inches and the long jump with a leap of 21-3. Brock Whalen also won the shot put (51-4). On the track, Minooka’s Mitch Miller, Victor Turpin, Chris Hopkins and Chris Wilson teamed to win the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 42.3.

BADMINTON Lockport badminton players proved they can compete at the IHSA badminton state meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Lauren Hueckstaedt and Jen Inczauskis advanced by winning three matches to close out Friday and go 4-1 on the day. Jessica Miller went 3-2, as did the tandem of Araceli Lozano and Marisol Onate, while Haley Egelhof went 2-2 for Lockport.

BASEBALL Minooka blanked Romeoville 10-0. Jake Null had two hits and Mitch Vogrin added a double, while Joe Butler, Miguel Ruiz and Trevor Maly combined win. •Lockport had a pair of close games, beating Stagg 3-2 on a wild pitch in the eighth inning Wednesday. Noah Masa went all eight innings for the victory, allowing five hits and six walks. He fanned seven batters. A day later, Lockport finished a suspended game and defeated Sandburg 2-1 in 16 innings.

VOLLEYBALL Lockport defeated Joliet Central 22-25, 25-17, 25-13. Jon Wheaton had nine kills and four blocks, while Matt Sadler had nine kills for the Porters. • Joliet West swept Homewood-Flossmoor 2519, 25-16. Brian Lyman paced West with seven kills and Kyler O’Connell added 10 digs.





>> PLAYOFFS, from page 12 Alysia Rodriguez (.417, 2 HR, 20 RBI), Karina Vargas (.326) and Jen Ames (.388, 33 runs), who Suca calls the spark of the offense. West is not all offense, however, as it features two of the area’s better pitchers in Treasure and freshman Kiley Robb. The duo has posted a 22-6 record this season. Part of the pitching success has been catcher Julia Liceaga. “She is one of the best defensive players I have seen at the high school level,” Suca said of Liceaga.“She calls pitches for both our pitchers, has a great

arm and has very few passed balls.” If the top two seeds are to meet up, West will have to win its regional and Lockport will have to claim its own regional. •The No. 2 Porters open play at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 against the winner of No. 18 Joliet Central and No. 15 Romeoville. A win would place Lockport in the regional final at 10 a.m. Saturday May 31 against either No. 7 Providence or No. 10 Thornton Fractional South. Lockport coach Marissa Chovanec will look to Haylie Arndt, Gabby Voulgaris, Sarah DeMasi, Kelly Pattison, Jordan Arndt and Kalyn Putman to continue to lead the way. The Steelmen hope to get past Romeoville in the opener and face Lockport in the regional semifinal. “Romeoville is a competitive team,” said Central coach Erin

Sports Douglas. “We both play similar teams during our regular season so I expect this to be a great game. Rosa Gonzalez, Emily Eichholzer, Jaelyn Tate, Taelor Martin and Hannah Gawenda have been playing well and when our offense is on we are a team that can compete with the best.” The winner of the Lockport Regional will face the winner of the Minooka Regional, which if the seeds hold, would be the host, and defending state champion, Indians. •Minooka is the No. 3 seed in the sectional and top-ranked team in the regional. “We are pleased with our ranking and look forward to a successful regional as the host team,” said Minooka coach Mark Brown. The Indians will open play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 against the winner of No. 19 Thornton) and No. 14 Crete-

Monee. A win by Minooka would place it in the regional title game at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 against either No. 5 LincolnWay East or No. 11 Lincoln-Way Central. “This is one of the toughest, if not the toughest sectional in the state. It has some great teams and should make for some great competition,” Brown said. “I firmly believe whoever makes it out of this sectional has a great chance to make it down to state.  This is why we play a tough regular season schedule, to prepare us for tough competition in regionals and sectionals. We won this sectional last year and won the 4A state championship last year so we know teams will be gunning for us and wanting to send us home, but I think the team to beat has to be the No. 1 seed Joliet West. They earned that No. 1 seed and I have been

playing good softball.” The Indians will use talent and experience to look for a return trip to the state finals. “Marissa Burns,Meghan Quirk, Erin Rossetto, and Alyssa Hajduk have all been contributing to Minooka’s success this season and look to keep it going in the playoffs,” Brown said. “I believe the experience of this senior group will give us an advantage, they know what it takes to win at the highest level and know what softball playoffs are all about. We will look for their leadership come regional time.” •In Class 3A, Joliet Catholic Academy is the No. seed in the Lincoln-Way West Regional and will open play at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 against No. 2 seed Lincoln-Way West. A win would advance the Angels to the regional final at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, likely against No. 1 seed Manteno.




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several Illinois high school products are getting a chance to make NFL rosters, here are Mark’s top 10 NFL players from Illinois high schools.

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joliet slammers @jolietslammer Again, #Slammers win 5-4 and have now won 3 in a row to open up the 2014 season.

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Favorite social media outlet that you use? Instagram How often do you use social media? I use it every day. What do you use social media for? I use it for entertainment. Who is your favorite pro athlete? Why? Female models, because they’re attractive. Have you ever tweeted a famous person? Did they respond? No, I haven’t. Your most memorable sports moment? My most memorable moment is dunking off an alley-oop.


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Crest Hill hosts annual spring garage sale Crest Hill’s first timers and seasoned pros didn’t seem to mind the cold weather, rain, limited parking By Pat Schager

For the bugle/sentinel @BugleNewspapers

Neither rain nor grey clouds stopped the citywide Crest Hill garage sales as eager “pickers” descended on 80 open-air must-

finds May 15 through 18. Crest Hill’s first timers and seasoned pros didn’t seem to mind the 40s temps, rain, limited parking and finally 6’s temps and sunshine to find that special “I’ll know it when I see it” item. The annual event spring garage

sale drew all ages looking through piles and piles of dishes, books, tools, toys and even gigantic truck tires. Most valuable finds were baby clothes and baby paraphernalia, with kid’s clothes and toys coming in second. Lookers and buyers were ready early morning ‘til late afternoon each day. There were lighted outdoor cabana trees ready for a new home and party, lots and lots of pictures and mirrors, and one unique item close to this one’s heart, a toy tail-less baby dinosaur. How did that get passed by? Garages from all points in the city were well represented. When Mother Nature finally relented and returned the sun, tables, clotheslines, ladders and any outdoor surface became covered with STUFF. And there were plenty of lookers and homeowners ready to agree on money for the prize finds. One gentleman bought every woven basket at one sale. He planned on donating them to “Meals On Wheels” for the program’s dinners. Sam, a garage sale regular, said he would donate whatever was left over from his sale to Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue. “They have their own garage sale and can always use some more stuff,” he said. Raquel Gianna, all of 2 years

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Garages from all points in the city were well represented. When Mother Nature finally relented and returned the sun, tables, clotheslines, ladders and any outdoor surface became covered with stuff. And there were plenty of lookers and homeowners ready to agree on money for the prize finds.

old, proudly showed off her “new dress” her mom said she would buy. Another nice addition was one homeowner who had flower annuals and potted plants for sale to compliment her overflowing garage sale goodies. A seasoned garage sale-goer advises newbies to start out early for the best finds and be prepared to ask for a lower price. Or, go out on the last day at the last minute and still find a treasure. Or, whatever works. At all of the garages and yard sales visited, everything offered was clean, neatly shown and in good condition. Wonder where some of the “STUFF” will wind up next year. Vicki Hackney, City Clerk, gave

out handy lists of registered garage sale addresses and an equally handy city map for locating the yard sales. “It’s a good way to get to know the city and our neighbors,” she said. Residents who wanted to be part of the citywide spring event paid a $5 fee to make the list. Hackney said the fee goes into Crest Hill’s General Fund. All in all, it was a good four days to meet people and have a chat or two. Start thinking about the upcoming fall city’s garage sale in August. Might want to make a list of what to look for next time, or begin stowing “STUFF” for sale. Somebody out there has to have some Elvis “STUFF” they don’t have room for anymore.







22 THE BUGLE/SENTINEL MAY 21, 2014 LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE LEGAL SHERIFF’S SALE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST MIDWEST BANK, Plaintiff, v. DEBORAH M. KURTZ a/k/a DEBBIE KURTZ; ALLEN R. KURTZ a/k/a ALLEN KURTZ; KAREN’S & DEBBIE’S HOME PLATE INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS; NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Defendants. 14 CH 895 1901 East Washington Street Joliet, IL 60433 515 Marion Street Joliet, IL 60436 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to the following: UNKNOWN OWNERS, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS AND UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Generally. Notice is hereby given to Defendants in the above-entitled suit that the above-named Plaintiff has filed its Complaint in said Court for Foreclosure pursuant to the mortgage foreclosure laws of the State of Illinois, of the lands and premises in the Complaint situated in Will County, State of Illinois: THE SOUTH 100.00 FEET OF LOT 28, IN RICHARD J. BARR’S SUBDIVISION OF THAT PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, AND PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 4, 1920 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 323557, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 07-13-108-011-0000. Common Address: 1901 East Washington Street, Joliet, IL 60433. AND OR THE EAST 65 FEET OF THE WEST 197 FEET OF THE SOUTH 160 FEET OF BLOCK 11, IN SCHOOL SECTION ADDITION TO JOLIET, LOCATED IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, AND IN RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN #: 07-16-103-019-0000. Common Address: 515 Marion Street, Joliet, IL 60436. that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is now pending. The said Complaint is for the foreclosure of the mortgage. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above-named Defendants, file your appearance in the said suit in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, on or before the June 13, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on June 19, 2014, at, 1:00 p.m. at the Will County Court, Annex 3rd Floor (Arbitration Center) 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR MEDIATION WILL BE TERMINATED. Stephen G. Daday Klein, Daday, Aretos & O’Donoghue, LLC 2550 West Golf Road, Suite 250, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-590-8700 Attorney No. 3127015 I606285 Published 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JOLIET, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. INOCENCIOCHIQUITO,ELIZABETH N. MOESCH, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. and FALL CREEK HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, NFP, Defendants. 14-CH-712 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1409 RIVERHAVEN TRL JOLIET, IL 60431 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Fall Creek Homeowner’s Association, NFP, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 1409 Riverhaven Trl, Joliet, IL 60431, more particularly described as: Lot 150 in Fall Creek Unit Two, Phase One, being a Subdivision of part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 5, Township 35 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded August 23, 2005 as Document R2005143852, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 05-06-05104-012-0000 Commonly known as: 1409 Riverhaven Trl, Joliet, IL 60431 YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on June 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, Illinois 60432. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to prescreen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the WILL County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432 on or before June 20, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE CLERK OF THE COURT THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422-1719 I608336 Published 5/21, 5/28, 6/4


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Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, from left, watches as Will County Executive Larry Walsh and First Midwest Bank President Jim Roolf sign an agreement to purchase the bank’s building at Ottawa and Jefferson following the May 15 Will County Board meeting. (Photo courtesy of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office.)

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County, First Midwest Bank come to an agreement on key building purchase Following the May 15 Will County Board meeting, County Executive Larry Walsh and First Midwest Bank President Jim Roolf signed an agreement to purchase the bank’s building at Ottawa and Jefferson Streets in downtown Joliet. This purchase is a result of many years of negotiations by both entities. “I am proud to sign this agreement today to move forward on a vision for a modern and accessible county justice campus,” Walsh said. “I know it has been a priority for Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt to build a new courthouse that will accommodate the needs of our residents now and well into the future. With this action, we are taking another step forward.” Roolf said he is pleased to finalize the agreement with Will County.The sale of this building will allow First Midwest Bank to proceed with its future plans as well. “This is truly a win/win situation for First Midwest

Bank, the City of Joliet, and Will County,” said Roolf. “As the banking industry has changed so has the physical needs of our institution. We are happy Will County will be able to use this property to build a state-of-the-art courthouse that will accommodate its growing population. Will County, Joliet and First Midwest Bank have always been good partners, and this is another prime example of this continued cooperation.” The First Midwest Bank building was identified as a prime location for a future justice campus in a facility needs study that was conducted last year. “This agreement marks an important step forward in realizing this vision for the future of county government and the viability of Joliet as its county seat,” said Denise Winfrey, chairman of the County Board’s Capital Improvements Committee. “I am proud of this agreement for the benefit of all county residents.” Schoenstedt said plans for a

new justice campus are already in the works and finalizing the purchase of this building is significant step in the process. “With the acquisition of the First Midwest Building, Will County will be able to give its residents what they deserve: a safe, modern courthouse,” Schoenstedt said. “We have outgrown our current courthouse by nearly a half million residents and we need a new courthouse that will accommodate our growing population which is projected to reach one million people in the next ten years. A new courthouse will be completely in compliance with the safety standards that have been set forth by the Illinois Supreme Court.” Will County has made a strong commitment to its county seat in downtown Joliet as reflected by the recent purchase of the former Social Security Building on Scott Street. “This County Board is charged with the task of providing safe and convenient services for all of its residents,” said Jim Moustis, County Board Republican Caucus Chairman. “We are dedicated to ensuring county government runs efficiently.”

Food wolfgang puck’s kitchen

‘Four seasons’ pizza is right for any time of year

There’s no better example of this point than one of the classic pizzas of Italy: quattro stagioni, or “four seasons” pizza the end, pizza dough is simply a vehicle for whatever toppings you choose to put on it. @WolfgangBuzz There’s no better example of We all associate certain foods this point than one of the classic with certain times of year.Steaming pizzas of Italy: quattro stagioni, or bowls of hearty soups “four seasons” pizza. You are perfect to warm us may have seen it listed in winter. Ice cream, on the menu of an Italian though a year-round restaurant and wondered favorite, really does the what the name refers trick on a hot summer to - especially if you’ve day. Hard-shelled noticed it in several winter squashes different places and never and pumpkin pies? found it made the same Autumn, of course! Wolfgang Puck’s way twice.That’s because, The list could go on kitchen as I’ve found, the name is Wolfgang Puck more poetic than a strict and on. But what about pizza? Does it adherence to seasonality. have a season? Well, it’s a dish best But a quattro stagioni enjoyed hot, bubbling and crusty nonetheless aims to offer you four from the oven, which means different kinds of toppings that it can warm you up when the more or less make reference to weather is cold. (Though we’ve different times of year. So you’ll all heard from college students, probably find fresh tomatoes for and possibly remember from our the summer months when they’re own student years, the pleasures at their peak, mushrooms for of cold leftover pizza, too.) Yet, autumn, and so on. Are there any pizza, especially when made with strict regulations, however, that a thin, crispy crust, can also be a say you have to represent all four lighter dish to be enjoyed when seasons on a single pizza? None the weather is warmer, and its that I know of. In fact, my goal when making casual nature makes it ideal for a such a pizza is simply to offer relaxed spring or summer meal. In By Wolfgang Puck

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Try my version here to start out. Then branch out with your own variations. Make Four Seasons Pizzas a perennial favorite in your own kitchen! four distinctively different eating experiences, each on its own section of the pizza - which you divide into four separate sections by making an X of thin dough strips on top. In the recipe I share here, the four toppings are mushrooms, tomato, prosciutto and crabmeat, but you could substitute any of a wide roster of other ingredients, including shaved artichoke hearts or Yukon gold potatoes, sauteed shrimp or steamed and shelled clams, roasted bell pepper strips, thinly sliced salami, or anything else you fancy. Just be sure to offer variety, and to make enough pizzas so that every guest gets a slice from every section. Try my version here to start out. Then branch out with your own variations. Make Four Seasons Pizzas a perennial favorite in your own kitchen! (c) 2014 WOLFGANG PUCK WORLDWIDE, INC. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.





Pizza Dough Makes enough for 3 pizzas 1 packet active dry yeast 1 teaspoon honey 1 cup warm water, 105-115 degrees F. 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Pizza toppings 6 ounces cultivated mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 pound cooked crabmeat 1 medium tomato 8 thin slices prosciutto, cut into julienne strips 1-1/2 cups Tomato Sauce (recipe follows) 2 cups each shredded mozzarella and Fontina 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan

Prepare the dough at least 1 hour ahead. Put a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500 degrees F. In a saute pan over high heat, saute the mushrooms in the oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes; season with salt and pepper and set aside. Remove any shell or cartilage from the crabmeat. Cut the tomato into 6 slices. On a floured board, stretch out 3 dough balls to 10-inch circles. Divide the remaining ball into 6 pieces and roll each into a 10-inch strip. Spread the sauce evenly among the 3 circles, leaving narrow rims. Evenly distribute the cheese. Place 2 dough strips across each pizza to divide it into quarters. Garnish a quarter of each pizza with tomato; another with crabmeat; another with mushrooms; and another with prosciutto. Slide a pizza onto the hot pizza stone. Bake until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Slide the pizza from the oven to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut into slices. Sprinkle basil over the tomato, and Parmesan

TOMATO SAUCE Makes about 2-1/2 cups 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 pounds Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 cup organic chicken broth, heated 1/4 cup finely shredded fresh basil Salt Freshly ground black pepper

over the mushrooms. Serve immediately. Repeat with remaining pizzas. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and honey in 1/4 cup of the water. In a mixer with a dough hook, or a food processor with the stainless-steel blade, combine the flour and salt. Add the oil, yeast mixture, and remaining water and mix on low speed until the dough clusters around the dough hook; or process until it rides on the processor blade. Turn out onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until smooth and firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Cover with a clean, damp towel and leave in a warm spot to rise for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls. Shape each by pulling down the sides and tucking under the bottom, repeating 4 or 5 times. Then, on a smooth, unfloured surface, roll under your palm until smooth and firm, about 1 minute. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rest about 20 minutes. At this point, the balls can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 days. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, until a thick sauce forms, about 20 minutes. Strain into a clean saucepan. Stir in the basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.



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