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Sentinel AT EASE The Shorewood

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Retiring Minooka resident is Illinois’ longest-serving commissioned officer in active guard reserve


ince he was 5 years old, Col. Wesley R.Anderson of Minooka knew he wanted to be a Soldier. So did everyone else. In his high school yearbook, his classmates predicted he would be a general someday.Years later, when he returned for reunions, they weren’t surprised to see he was living his childhood dream. It may have been because he wore his father’s and step father’s dog tags every day, even during football games. Or maybe they just knew he was a natural leader. Right after high school, an 18-yearold Anderson quickly found himself providing for his new wife and young son by working for John Deere.As he was home from work sick one day, he realized it was time See EASE, page 23

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Maj. Gen. Dennis Celletti, the Illinois National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General-Army, presents the prestigious Legion of Merit to retiring Col. Wesley R. Anderson of Minooka In recognition of his successful career and past duty assignments.




MHS OKs maintenance contract By Kris Stadalsky For the Sentinel

They said it was a difficult decision, but the Minooka High School Board on May 16 approved a three-year contract with a new maintenance firm for South campus. GCA Services will save the district $83,000 over the life of the contract, but board members are concerned the 15 contract workers may not be retained. The workers are employed by the current maintenance company, Harvard Maintenance. GCA has responded they will give everyone the opportunity for employment, provided they pass the requirements, said district Superintendent Jim Colyott. “We can encourage them, but we don’t have the ultimate authority,” said board member Patti Ruettiger.“On the other hand, we need to take the lower bid.” The district has been happy with Harvard, but with their contract expiring June 30, by law they had to put the service up for bid. A primary savings in the bid package is nearly $40,000 in health care benefits. As a larger

company with 32,000 employees in 49 states, GCA is able to be more competitive. There are differences in the deductibles, said district Business Manager Todd Drafall, but bidders had to meet the Affordable Care Act requirements. The district also required the bids to keep minimum salaries as they are, and employees must be full time, so it would be a lateral employment opportunity. GCA comes highly recommended and is the maintenance service company for several neighboring districts, Colyott said. “We simply cannot accept the bid because we like the people,” Colyott said.“I think we have taken about every step we can to assure the current staff the opportunity for employment.” Board considers county sales tax proposal Minooka High School board is considering whether to support the proposed Grundy County school facilities tax and will likely make a recommendation by the end of the summer. If the 1 percent county-wide tax is to be on the ballot in March, school boards representing more than 50 percent of student

enrollment in Grundy must adopt resolutions by December, said Colyott. Colyott gave a synopsis of the meeting held earlier this month in Morris with school superintendents from all over the county. The facilities tax, if approved by voters, cannot be used for educational instruction, textbooks or computers. It can be applied to land acquisition, direct construction and building safety updates. Only items currently being taxed will have the added 1 percent. Unprepared foods, vehicles and drugs, for instance, would remain exempt. For every $100 spent, one dollar will go to schools. It’s not just local property owners who would pay the tax, said Colyott, it’s anyone who comes into the county. “They would be actively contributing to the (school) facilities of the district,” he said. Eachschooldistrict’sentitlement would be based on the percentage of the county’s enrollment in each district. Minooka High School has about nine percent of Grundy County’s students. The district’s share would be about $1.2 million, said Colyott.

Miss Shorewood applications due By Marianne Eisenbrandt

Some people may believe the annual Miss Shorewood Contest is a beauty contest, but they are wrong. Organizers of the contest stress the event is not a beauty contest. It was noted they are looking for wellrounded young ladies to represent the Village of Shorewood. The Miss Shorewood Contest is open to girls ages 14-16 currently enrolled in high school. All contestants must live in Shorewood. Judging is based on the contestants’ writing skills, poise, personality and community involvement. Each contestant will be asked to submit a prepared essay on what they are currently doing to improve the community. Tanya Delrose, contest chairperson, said DIVAS Salon & Spa, sponsor of the Miss Shorewood Contest, has been an active member of the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce (host of the annual Shorewood Crossroads Festival) since opening 17 years ago. DIVAS took over sponsoring the contest over nine years ago. Delrose said Miss Shorewood

2011 Hailey Peterbok was a big inspiration in changing the essay question from what “would” you do to improve your community to what “are” you doing to improve your community. The fact that Peterbok took all her winnings and donated them to a charity (Humane Society) did not go unnoticed, and organizers commended her for that, Delrose said. Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. The winner will receive a $200 donation in her name to a charity of her choice and a $300 shopping spree. The first runner-up will receive a beauty package valued at $300, and second runner-up will receive a jewelry package valued at $200. Applications must be returned to DIVAS by June 1 and can be picked up at DIVAS, 707 W. Jefferson St., and also on the chamber website will take place at 6 p.m. June 3 at DIVAS. For more information contact Delrose at 815-730-9359. The official announcement and crowning of Miss Shorewood Crossroads will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Shorewood Village Hall.


McFarland wants detention center issue addressed Giarrante says it’s too early to address ‘innuendo’ By Stewart Warren For the Bugle

Jim McFarland wants the Joliet City Council to start talking about the possibility of an immigration detention center. So the newly elected City Councilman asked City Manager Tom Thanas to add an item to the agenda of next week’s council meeting. Now the council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the idea of inviting Corrections Corporation of America to come to a meeting and explain any plans for a prison for illegal immigrants in Joliet. “I think what is important is that our residents … be present to hear CCA’s case,” McFarland said Thursday. “Whether or not Joliet is chosen, I think we owe it to the public.” McFarland announced the news Thursday morning after a press conference held outside the Will County Office Building, 305 N. Chicago St., Joliet. It was held by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights – a group that opposes the construction of a privately run detention center for illegal immigrants in Joliet -- and local leaders including McFarland,Will County Board members Reed Bible, D-Plainfield, and Jackie Traynere, D-Bolingbrook. Veteran local politician McFarland was elected to an at-large seat on the Joliet City Council in April. During his campaign, he often railed against the proposed immigration detention center. In turn, many members of the local Hispanic community supported him and campaigned on his behalf. Although the members of the Joliet City Council haven’t talked much during their meetings about the proposed center, it’s been a hot topic around town. The discussion began last fall when news emerged that Thanas had been discussing the possibility with representatives from Corrections Corporation of America.The proposed facility would be run privately and would be able to house as many as 700 people waiting to be deported to their home countries. The

facility first had been proposed for Crete, but residents fought and blocked it. After the news leaked that the prison might come to Joliet, members of the local Hispanic community began fighting the possibility. They began meeting at Sacred Heart Church, 337 S. Ottawa St., Joliet, and signs proclaiming “No Immigrant Prison” began appearing in front yards around the city.

Two decisions During the press conference on Thursday, McFarland explained that before a center for illegal immigrants could be built in Joliet, the city council would have to make at least two decisions. The first concerns the prison’s proposed site. The company apparently has identified a location that is outside Joliet but contiguous to the city. So the council members would have to vote on annexing the unincorporated property to the city, McFarland said. It would take six votes – a supermajority – to make that happen, McFarland said. McFarland also said he had been told by city staff that the company had chosen a particular site but he did not know the location. That is what many people want to know, he said. If it is built, where will it go? “There are people who fear it will go in their backyard,” McFarland said. Thanas said Thursday that he did not know of any site that might be preferred by the company, although representatives have been considering locations in some of Joliet’s industrial corridors. That might include areas on U.S. 6 or south of Interstate 80, Thanas added. The company has been advised to avoid property near commercial areas, subdivisions and schools, he said. Thanas also said he had not talked with McFarland about the company’s choice of property. “I did not have that conversation with him,” Thanas said. “The question is, do I know where this is going (if it is built in Joliet)? I do not.” The city council would also have to approve a special use permit – essentially an exception to Joliet’s zoning ordinances – to allow the center. The city’s zoning codes do not currently allow that type of facility. That would take five votes to pass,

McFarland said. During the press conference, Traynere read portions of a letter written by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan discussing “serious policy and safety questions” about for-profit detention centers run by private companies. “As a County Board member, I took this issue very, very seriously when it was brought to my attention in Crete,” Traynere said. “There are certain things that are inherently governmental.” One of them is the justice system, she said. Jesse Hoyt, one of the members of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, distributed letters during the press conference from U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Chicago, and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Chicago, that also announced their opposition to a detention facility in Illinois. In a press release, he said the reason for Thursday’s rally was to call on Joliet tom Mayor Giarrante and the council to end negotiations with the Corrections Corporation of America to build a for-profit immigrant prison.

Facts vs. innuendo Giarrante did not attend the rally, but in his own press release, he said CCA is considering Joliet among several other Chicagoarea municipalities to build a detention center for convicted felons. “Joliet currently does not have a plan, agreement or site location in place with CCA,” he said, adding that when there is more to talk about, it will be “based on fact … not innuendo.” Giarrante said because the city’s unemployment rate is 13.3 percent, and Will County’s is 10 percent, it is the responsibility of any community to explore ways to reduce those numbers. Wherever the facility is built, he added, CCA officials have said it could bring in union construction jobs as well as 200 permanent jobs with benefits and some $60 million in revenue for taxing bodies throughout the area. If Congress passes an immigration bill, Giarrante said, and if CCA chooses Joliet as a suitable site, then the city will set up workshops for residents to find out more information, provide input and voice concerns. “If at any time CCA’s plan is deemed unsuitable for Joliet,” Giarrante said, “it will not be pursued.”

U.S. guidelines for detainment Among the concerns regarding an immigration detention center is that law enforcement would have more discretion to arrest potential detainees. Regulations offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, cite specific guidelines for arrest of potential detainees: “ICE agents and officers should issue a detainer … against an individual only where (1) they have reason to believe the individual is an alien subject to removal from the United States and (2) one or more of the following conditions apply: The individual has a prior felony conviction or has been charged with a felony offense; The individual has three or more prior misdemeanor convictions; The individual has a prior misdemeanor conviction or has been charged with a misdemeanor offense if

the misdemeanor offense involves: Violence, threats, or assault; Sexual abuse or exploitation; Driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; Unlawful flight from the scene of an accident; unlawful possession or use of a firearm or other deadly weapon; the distribution of trafficking of a controlled substance; or other significant threat to public safety The individual has been convicted of illegal entry pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1325 The individual has an outstanding order of removal; The individual has been found by an immigration officer or an immigration judge to have knowingly committed immigration fraud; or The individual otherwise poses a significant risk to national security, border security, or public safety.




Joliet driver gets five years for striking and killing pedestrian Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that a Joliet man found guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to five years in prison for striking and killing a pedestrian who was lying in the street in July 2011. Vincent E. Borgic, who was 59 at the time of the collision and is now 61, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Amy BertaniTomczak who found Borgic him guilty at the conclusion of a bench trial that included testimony from roughly 20 witnesses. Borgic, of 201 Logan Avenue, ran over Scott Zolecki on July 13, 2011, in the 1100 block of East Washington Street in Joliet. Zolecki was intoxicated and lying in the street when he was struck.

Borgic, who admitted coming from a bar, told police he never saw the victim before running him over with his Dodge Challenger at about 10:30 p.m. that night. He told police he had no idea what happened. Civilian witnesses, however, testified at trial that other drivers avoided hitting Zolecki while he was in the street. Witnesses also reported that Borgic got out of his car and smoked a cigarette but made no attempt to help Zolecki. While he showed no concern for the victim, Borgic stated in the presence of police and civilian witnesses that there had better be no damage to his vehicle. The defendant refused field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer, but a blood standard provided later at the

hospital revealed a bloodalcohol level of .208. Zolecki was rushed to Silver Cross Hospital and was later transferred to Loyola Medical Center, where he died on July 14, 2011. His death was determined to be related to head injuries he suffered. Blood from his head was found on the underside of Borgic’s Challenger. In handing down the sentence, Judge BertaniTomczak noted that Borgic already was serving court supervision for a prior DUI when he struck Zolecki. Under Illinois Department of Corrections rules, Borgic must serve 85 percent of his sentence in the latest DUI.

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Community Briefs Native plant sale at Sugar Creek

Dudek recognized for customer service

Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale, a free, all-age program sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 W. Laraway Road, between Route 52 and Route 53, in Joliet. The Forest Preserve District is partnering with Possibility Place Nursery in Monee to host its first ever native plant sale. More than 80 species of perennials, shrubs and trees grown by Possibility Place Nursery will be available for purchase. Experts will be on hand to share information, answer questions and help visitors to select the right plants for their specific landscape. In addition, a variety of exhibitors and garden artisans will be present, and hands-on workshops will be presented. The event will be held rain or shine. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. No refunds will be given.The native plant sale will be held on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Visit ReconnectWithNature. org or call 815-727-8700 for more information.

Debbie Dudek, CLF, LUTCF, an American Family Insurance agent in Shorewood, IL has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Debbie joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. Debbie has qualified for this award for six years. Dudek has served American Family customers since March 1993. Dudek’s office is at 863 Center Court in Shorewood. It has been located there since June 2006.

Stop signs to be placed at Raynor and Norley New stop signs installed on Raynor Avenue at Norley Avenue on Wednesday, May 29. This will create an all way stop. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving in the area. For additional information, contact the Joliet Public Works Department at 815-724-4200.


JJC Farmers Market Opens. Joliet Junior College’s Farmers Market will be held from 3 to 7 p.m.Thursdays from May 23 to Oct. 24, in the JJC Greenhouse parking lot on Houbolt Road, just south of the main campus entrance. The Farmers Market will feature locally grown produce and meat from area farmers. It will also feature baked goods and other products produced locally.

ages from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Thursday, May 30. Transportation departs at Prairie Bluff Golf Course, 19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill. Discover the history behind two of Chicago’s oldest homes with guided tours, lunch and transportation. Fees: $59/resident; $69/nonresident. For more information, call the Lockport Township Park District at 815-8381183, ext. 207 or visit www.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Lockport Township Park District is offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for ages 15 years and older on Sun. and Sat. starting May 11 through May 19 and on Tues. May 28 through Fri., May 31 from 9am-5pm at Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. This program will provide all the training you need to be a certified lifeguard. Fee: $200/ resident; $220/non-resident. For more info. visit www. or call 815838-3621, ext. 0.

MAY 30 Trip to Historic Chicago: Clark & Glessner Houses. Lockport Township Park District is offering a trip to Historic Chicago: Clark & Glessner Houses for all

Junior Golf Lessons. The Lockport Township Park District offers Junior Golf Lessons for ages 7-16 years on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 1 through June 16 from 10am-11am at Prairie Bluff Golf Course, 19433 Renwick Rd., Crest Hill. Students learn the basics of putting, chipping, pitching and full swing. Fee: $70/resident; $80/non-resident. For more info., call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

JUNE 5 TO JUNE 7 Trip: Behind the Scenes at Indy 500 in Indianapolis, Ind. The Lockport Township Park District is offering a trip to


Indianapolis, IN for Behind the Scenes at the Indy 500 for all ages from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, to Friday, June 7.Transportation departs at Prairie Bluff Golf Course, 19433 Renwick Rd., Crest Hill. Enjoy tours at Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, a behind the scenes look at Indy 500, Hall of Fame Museum, a free lunch buffet at Hoosier Park Casino with free slot play, includes 5 meals and deluxe motor coach transportation. Fees: $379/resident; $389/nonresident. For more information, call the Lockport Township Park District at 815-8381183, ext. 207 or visit www.

JUNE 14 Guard Start at Heritage Falls. Lockport Township Park District is offering The Guard Start program for children ages 11-14 years on Fridays beginning June 14 through July 19 from 9:30am-11am at Heritage Falls Waterpark, 101 Troxel, Romeoville.This program is for children who want to become lifeguards. Fee: $65/resident; $75/non-resident. For more info. visit or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.


Police Blotter


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. Lawrence M. Bingham Sr., 38, 1107 Ridgewood Ave., and Matthew R. Huff, 29, 1005 Spruce, Morris, were arrested at 11:20 p.m. May 10 at 120 S. Larkin for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Bingham also was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance W/Intent, and Huff also was arrested for Possession of Drug Equipment. Christopher D. Cuthrell, 22, 14503 Normal Ave., Riverside, was arrested at 3:19 p.m. May 10 at 7004 Tom Giarrante for Harassment by Telephone. Rita D. Preston, 49, 5345 W. Jackson, Chicago, was arrested at 3:03 p.m. May 10 at 1504 Fairmount for Aggravated Domestic Battery. Chadra Gray, 33, 1550 Plainfield Road, was arrested at 1:26 p.m. May 10 at 379 S. Chicago for Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Possession of Drug Equipment. Cody J. Brown, 18, 717 Avalon Way, Minooka, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. May 10 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Theft. Nancy G. Cruz, 314 Zinnia Drive, Romeoville, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. May 10 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Theft. Thomas W. Haberkorn, 51, 11 Seeser St., was arrested at 3:28 p.m. May 10 at 2524 W. Jefferson for Theft. Terrance E. Carroll, 32, 105 N. Raynor Ave., was arrested at 9:32 p.m. May 11 at 2424 W. Jefferson for Assault. Gary J. Johnson, 23, 414 Lincoln Highway, Chicago Heights, was arrested at 11:40 p.m. May 11 at 2424 W. Jefferson for Retail Theft and on an Out of Town Warrant. Antonio Martinez Jr.,27,501 E. Benton, was arrested at 1 a.m. May 11 at 5th and Eastern for Possession of a Controlled Substance. J. Palomarez, 21, 10 Andrew 330 Ruby, was arrested at 1:07 a.m. May 11 at 333 Madison for DUI- Alcohol. T. Norman, 28, 928 11 Mark Kelly Ave., was arrested at 12:41 a.m. May 11 at 777 Hollywood for Disorderly Conduct. M. Housley, 19, 12 Kenneth 2111 Englewood Ave., Lockport, was arrested at 1:11

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p.m. May 11 at 1510 Fairview for Aggravated Unlawful Use Of Weapon, No FOID, Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land and Obstructing a P.O. J. Loggins, 13 Domonique 23, 113 N. Center, was arrested at 2:44 p.m. May 11 at 124 Richards for Possession of Cannabis and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. L. Parrish, 20, 515 14 Darnell 4th Ave., was arrested at 7:46 p.m. May 11 at Water and McDonough for CriminalTrespass to State Supported Land. M. Robertson, 30, 15 Synphanie 2200 Pembridge Lane, was arrested at 6:53 a.m. May 11 at that address for Domestic Battery. E. Fleenor, 18, 16 Michael 7908 Hummingbird Circle, was arrested at 9 p.m. May 11 at Jewelflower and Angelica for Possession of Drug Equipment and Possession of Cannabis. L. Pruitte, 66, 615 17 Matthew E. Benton, was arrested at 8:46 p.m. May 12 at 358 Cass for Disorderly Conduct. M. McQuiller, 41, 18 Tanya 1309 E. Washington, was arrested at 3:10 a.m. May 12 at 216 N. Hickory for Criminal Trespass to Land. D. Ross, 24, 422 19 Andre Oakview Ave., was arrested at 9:52 p.m. May 12 at Sherman and Bartleson for Battery, Resisting a P.O. and Liquor on Public Way. Sakitjakis, 59, 20 Panagiotis 921 Cora, was arrested at 10:11 p.m. May 12 at that address for two counts of Assault and

Resisting/Obstructing a P.O. Cartwright, 71, 217 21 Robert Sherman, was arrested at 12:32 a.m. May 12 at 151 N. Joliet for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. D. Banks, 39, 220 S. 22 Terry Flower St., Burbank, was arrested at 1:18 a.m. May 12 at 151 N. Joliet for Criminal Trespass to Real Property. Rivera, 30, 159 Park, 23 Melioa was arrested at 7:42 p.m. May 13 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft. D. Vann Jr., 21, 24 Clifford 1002 Edgerton Drive, was arrested at 4:55 p.m. May 13 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft. was arrested 25 Aat 13-year-old 4:15 p.m. May 13 at 520 Bellarmine for Domestic Battery. S. Crawford, 17, 26 Tyree 201 Union, was arrested at 11:50 p.m. May 13 at 150 W. Washington for Involuntary Manslaughter and Aggravated Battery. L. Ragland, 26, 316 27 Jordan Bluff, was arrested at 8:13 a.m. May 14 at 151 N. Joliet for Retail Theft. E. Smith, 62, 1316 28 Arlanis California, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. May 14 at 2524 W. Jefferson for Theft. L. Gomez-Maldonado, 29 Erika 34, and Maria Miranda, 31, 504 OHIO, were arrested at 12:27 p.m. May 14 at 2510 S. Route 59 for Retail Theft. L. Mars, 22, 308 30 Naron Richards, was arrested at 5:32 p.m. May 14 at that address


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for Domestic Battery. L. Parrish, 20, 319 S. 31 Darnell Joliet, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. May 14 in the 300 block of South Desplaines for Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. N. Terrell, 23, 2417 32 Jessica Black Road, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. May 14 at 1307 Edgerton for Domestic Battery. J. Lopez, 18, 17324 33 Mario W. Rosalind, was arrested at 12:13 a.m. May 14 at 418 Henderson for Resisting/ Obstructing a Peace Officer. S. Hardeman, 24, 34 Brandon 2213 Tamarack Drive, was arrested at 8 a.m. May 14 at 1151 E. Laraway for Theft and Possession of Cannabis. 16-year-old was arrested 35 Aat 12:09 p.m.May 15 atTonti and Colorado for Possession of Cannabis. O. Simmons, 36 Timothy 40, 1200 N. Raynor, was arrested at 11:44 a.m. May 15 at 1200 Meeker for Domestic Battery and a Will County Warrant. Trotter Jr., 26, 6728 37 Leroy S. Western, Chicago, was arrested at 9:33 p.m. May 15 at 300 N. Bluff for Possession Of Cannabis W/Intent To Deliver And Criminal Trespass To Real Property. Calloway, 44, 1900 38 Tony Springside Drive, Plainfield, was arrested at 8:35 a.m. May 15 at 150 W. Washington For Child Sex Offender Fail To Register Cell Phone And Child Sex Offender Fail To Register His

Email Address. D.E. Coleman, 23, 39 Kendale 16 S.William, was arrested at 10 p.m. May 15 at that address For Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Resist/Obstruct a P.O. M. Pastore, 26, 40 Thomas 14210 S. 87th Ave., Orland Park, and John T. Meitz, 50, 652 Chestnut Drive, Minooka, were arrested at 7:22 p.m. May 15 at 3351 Mall Loop Drive for Disorderly Conduct. E. Loggins, 26, 16213 41 Corey Michigan Court, Crest Hill, was arrested at 3 a.m. May 15 at 151 N. Joliet St. for Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Criminal Trespass to Vehicle. R. Fuller, 18, 2703 42 Deante River Bend Lane, Plainfield, was arrested at 1:20 p.m. May 16 at 7800 Caton Farm Road for Theft. L. Mascote, 18, 205 43 Jose Mississippi Ave., was arrested at 6:34 p.m. May 16 at that address for two counts Resist/Obstruct a P.O. D. Lee, 20, 402 44 Joseph Elmwood Ave., was arrested at 6:47 p.m. at May 16 3340 Mall Loop Drive for Retail Theft. Bell, 18, 917 45 Donyale Draper, was arrested at 11:38 a.m. y 16 at 1550 Plainfield Road for Disorderly Conduct. was arrested 46 Aat 14-year-old 7:25 p.m. May 16 at 2521 W. Jefferson for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, Possession Ammo W/O FOID, No FOID and Obstructing a P.O. More blotter at www.buglenewspapers. com

ForuM Letter to the Editor Verify party equipment is insured and licensed The moonjump/ bounce house rental season is here. Illegal and dishonest inflatable operators are more prevalent that ever in our towns. Did you know there are state laws regarding bounce houses? Did you verify insurance the last time you rented for your child’s party, PTO event or grand opening? Also, Inflatable attractions and bounce houses cannot just be rented from any company for a public event. All operators of inflatables must be state permitted by state law through the Illinois Department of Labor/Carnival division (430 ILCS 85/ 2-1 to 2-19). The state permitting takes into account that proper liability insurance is current, and employee background/sexual predator checks have been proven and verified. There are companies operating right now -- in your town – that are not insured nor state permitted. How do they get away with it? Well, anyone who is only looking to save a dollar and does not check for insurance or permits is keeping them in business. That even includes your school PTO/PTA, city entities and local businesses. These companies will tell you they are

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legal, because they are relying on the public’s ignorance of the laws and lack of willingness to verify paperwork personally. If an accident should occur, all the questions will come back to you- the person in charge of signing the rental agreement with the un-insured company. The state inspector inspects each inflatable, which are then personally labeled with a numbered 2013 permit sticker directly on the inflatable or blower. Those permit numbers will be listed on the states website as well: Only operators listed on the website with a current number next to their company name are currently permitted. Blank spots indicate that the company is NOT currently permitted, but calling the state directly to confirm is best. Insurance and permitting documents can be forged. Always call the insurance agent directly and contact the Illinois Department of Labor (217-7829347) to verify the legality of your operator. Jorie Johnnic Yorkville Sharon Berger Plainfield

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Our View

Just a really, really bad week By Nick Reiher


nitially when I sat down to write this, the column was going to be about a couple things I saw the past week that made my head spin a bit. One was a county board committee opposing – then having no recommendation at all – on a resolution accepting acknowledgement of its endeavors to be sustainable. One would think such an acknowledgement would make others green with envy. But half the members of the board’s Land Use Committee decided welcoming that acknowledgement would mean linking Will County’s good name with reprobates from the Sierra Club, who of course want to see every power plant replaced with a ten-thousand pinwheels. We need the jobs from those power plants. So, no, we don’t want your designation, no matter how “cool.” The other was the unmitigated hijacking of a park district, by new board members and a village board member. Hijacking a park district board? Isn’t that like sticking up a kid’s lemonade stand? Yet that seemed to be what happened just after the new

Plainfield Park District Board was seated. Led by newly installed president Peter Hurtado (a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against incumbent state Sen. Linda Holmes), the board kicked out longtime Executive Director Greg Bott (who was retiring at the end of June anyway) and replaced him with Garrett Peck, a Plainfield Village Trustee who lost to Democrat Jennifer BertinoTarrant in the newly created 49th Senate District in November. The previous park board had given a contract to deputy director Cameron Bettin to take over for Bott July 1. Now, Bettin will work under Peck. Asked why, Peck said it was time for a change. Asked for clarity, Peck said,“Make an appointment.” Now, there’s transparency. What I really would like to talk about, though, is the death recently of one of my good friends.Tim West battled cancer the way he battled ornery city officials in Naperville: head on; not really caring whether they liked it or not. Tim was a columnist for the Naperville Sun for decades. On the surface, he seemed the antithesis of Naperville: short, rumpled suit, a cherubic face hidden by a scruffy, gray beard

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that became one with his scruffy, gray hair. He reminded me of an Ewok. But I have never, ever met anyone who loved his community more than Tim. I made the mistake one time of joining him in carving up a cherished piece of Naperville, and, well, let me tell you, that was one teed-off Ewok. In fact, the only thing he loved more than Naperville was his wife Kathy. I got a hint of that years ago when we attended an overnight editorial seminar in Peoria. After the session broke up the second day, I asked Tim if he wanted to get a bite for the road.“Nah,” he said.“I want to get home to my wife.” Much later, seeing them together, they were terrific partners who complemented each other so well. Kathy, thank you for sharing Tim with us all these years. Tim, we’ll postpone that Knob Creek toast for now. I know Heaven is no Naperville, but I’m sure you’ll have some suggestions for how to improve. Goodbye, friend.There aren’t enough like you anymore. Nick Reiher is managing editor of the Bugle, Enterprise and Sentinel newspapers.



Hair Raising Hufford Junior High sixth-grader Jakob Gudeman celebrates his 12th birthday and the memory of his sister Emmah by cutting his hair for Wigs for Kids. Emmah died in 2010 while she was a student at Hufford after battling neuroblastoma for several years. Jakob grew out his hair to support his sister. From left, Jakob’s sister Rachael watches as hairdresser Sara Wilson from SportClips in Naperville cut his hair. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Schools Winning Welder


Joliet West High School student Kyle Meadows recently placed first in the annual JJC Welding Competition. The competition, made up of 90 students from 16 high schools and vocational centers, required students to take a written performance test, read blueprints and complete five different welds.  Students were judged on safety and the quality of their welds. In addition to Meadows, five Joliet West High School students participated in the competition, demonstrating welding ability and skill. Pictured (from left) are Max Tucker, Kyle Meadows, Luis Cisneros, Ricardo Aguirre, Joe Contreras, Michael Brandolino and Andrew Persicketti.

taKe 5 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1 Its “fleece was white as snow” 5 __ Sutra 9 Go with the flow 14 Pastoral verse 15 Pink-slipped 16 Ladies’ man 17 Nicolas of “Adaptation” 18 Got one’s uniform dirty, maybe 19 Mississippi, e.g. 20 Understand how things are done 23 Many frozen dinners are high in it 24 Taker of vows 25 Def Jam genre 28 Native American group 31 As plain as day, e.g. 33 Tax pro 36 Places to see links 38 Friend 40 Cancún uncle 41 36-Across opening 42 Simple floral garlands

Down 47 Fair-hiring initials 48 Forensic facility 49 Spy wear 51 S’ or oui 52 Do-favor link 54 Broadsided 58 Stage name of Ehrich Weiss, for whom the ends of 20-, 36and 42-Across were props 61 Wife of Abraham 64 Long, long time 65 “__ Three Lives”: TV oldie 66 Michelangelo figure 67 Pear variety 68 Charity 69 Suisse peaks 70 Like an animated Pea? 71 Cold-cock

1 The home team gets the last ones 2 Hersey’s “A Bell For __” 3 “Nearer, __, to Thee” 4 Messed up 5 Former Asian state known for goat wool 6 Wheel holder 7 Golda of Israel 8 Supplement 9 Poison in some whodunits 10 Kids’ book connectables 11 GP’s gp. 12 Gently stroke 13 Place for a ring 21 Racetrack surface 22 Door sign 25 Go through energetically, as drawers 26 1966 Michael Caine title role 27 Pasta topper 29 “Little Women” woman 30 Pioneering computer 32 Letters before nus 33 Tea leaves holder

34 Wood shaver 35 Fake name 37 Slinky’s shape 39 Fashion monogram 43 Steinway alternatives 44 Trucker with a handle 45 Never 46 “Elephant Boy” actor 50 Alaskan brown bear 53 Iraqis, usually 55 Nabisco brand named for its flavor 56 The Penguin, to Batman 57 Playground retort 58 Can’t stand 59 “Ouch!” 60 Fire truck item 61 Mineral spring 62 Feel sick 63 Workout unit


Horoscopes There is no reason to be mean if someone thinks the ends justify the means. Group interactions and politics can be challenging in the week ahead, but a trusted partner will be there to add moral support.

Be steadfast and true to your goals in the week ahead. Don’t be sidetracked by small temptations. Even the most awkward situation can’t dampen your enthusiasm for those things close to the heart.

Don’t let excuses put limits on your success. You may be able to talk your way out of any box, but you must be sincere about your promises and resolutions to make it to the big leagues in the week to come.

Grab hold of a situation by the scruff of the neck. Like a mother cat with a kitten, it may be a case of mother knows best. Earn respect from others by being gentle, but firm, in the upcoming week.

Practice what you preach. If you follow your heart and remember to take your own advice, everything will work out for the best this week. Upsets at the workplace could suddenly alter your prospects.

If you really love ‘em, you can’t leave ‘em. Close intimate relationships can grow closer in the week ahead. This may be an excellent day to talk over longterm plans and define joint objectives.

Learn to grin and bear it. World opinion may go against the grain in the week ahead. Focus on personal romance instead. An ill-informed consensus is still wrong - no matter how many people share it.

Know your boundaries and stay within them. The week to come may show you that true love means you must do your duty. You may learn that security in relationships is more valuable than excitement.

You deserve a break today. Plans will move along like clockwork during the upcoming week if you pay extra attention to a special someone. Frankly discuss problems to nip troubles before they bud.

You might not be a very good cook, but even you can manage to bake some humble pie. Situations outside your control might force you to take a back seat or to accept your limits in the week ahead.

Opportunity only knocks once, so listen closely. In the week ahead be on the lookout for a chance to make some extra cash, buy something of beauty, improve your health, or make everyday tasks easier.

Romance might be on your mind in the week to come. Hold off on vows of commitment and everlasting love until at least the middle of the week. Right now, your impulsive actions might backfire.



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INSIDE: Minooka boys track team ready to challenge for state medal, page 13; Carney wins fourth title, page 15



Indians come back to medal in 4x800 By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

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Moira McCasey and Minooka placed seventh in the 4x800-meter relay.

Minooka’s 4x800-meter relay team came into the state finals Saturday, May 18 unsure if they were going to pick up a state medal. After all, they were sitting in 10th place of 12 finalists after Friday’s prelims at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. With only nine spots on the medal stand, the Indians, consisting of Lucia Rossi, Caleigh Beverly, Haley Renison and Moira McAsey, put together a strong run, finishing seventh with a time of 9:21.73. “There was a lot of pressure,” Rossi said. “We just wanted to get up there (on the medal stand). It is a perfect way to finish off my senior year.” “We’re all relying on each other, so it’s pretty nervewreaking,” McAsey said. “We just wanted to make it on the podium so bad. With us not guaranteed to be on the podium made us go that much harder.” “This was all of our first medals,” Renison said.“It means so much because our coach

works so hard. We wanted to give him something to be proud of. We barely slid in yesterday, but we wanted it so bad.” “I think we knew how bad we wanted to get on the podium,” Beverly said. “That was our goal from the beginning of the season. We knew we had to do something and leave our mark here.” McAsey also made it to the finals in the 800, finishing 12th with a time of 2:26.35. The 4x400 relay squad of Ashleigh Wilson, McAsey, Ashley Clark and Rossi finished 13th (4:00.84), while Rossi claimed 11th in the 300 hurdles (45.67). Janile Rogers finished 14th in the triple jump (36-5.75) and 25th in the long jump (16-7).

LOCKPORT Lane Kadlec was one spot away from making finals, finishing 13th in the discus (113-5). Aubrey Elwood made a late run in her heat, but it wasn’t enough to make it to finals, finishing 14th in the 800 with See MEDAL, page 14




Saints qualify for track championships Eight University of St. Francis

women’s outdoor track & field

athletes have qualified to compete in the 2013 NAIA National Championship to be held May 2325 in Marion, Ind., on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University.

USF qualified its 4 x 800-meter relay team, which produced the 14th-fastest time in the NAIA (9:24.43) during the regular season. Junior Rachel Morman

(Shorewood, Ill./ Minooka), freshman Brooke Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./ Huron), senior Jamie Topp (Gaylord, Mich./ St. Mary Cathedral) and senior Julia Borel-Donohue (Bellbrook, Ohio/ Bellbrook) are scheduled to compete at the national championship meet, with senior Samantha Bond (Lockport, Ill./ Lockport) as an alternate. Two Saints earned the opportunity to participate in the 10,000-meter run. Sophomores Kaitlin Hoy (Shorewood, Ill./ Minooka) and Lisa Ringstmeyer (Byron, Ill./ Byron) clocked the nation’s 15th- (37:38.50) and 16th-fastest (37:50.38) times, respectively, this spring. Freshman Daryll Rodriguez (Tinley Park, Ill./ Andrew) claimed an invitation to the national championship meet in the 400-meter hurdles on the basis of her 1:04.44 performance. Seven men’s outdoor track qualified to participate in the 2013 NAIA National Championship. Five Saints, including senior Phil Rizzo (Evergreen Park, Ill./ Evergreen Park), made the field in the 5,000- or 10,000-meter runs. Rizzo earned an invitation to the national championship meet in both events after clocking the NAIA’s third-fastest time in the 10K (29:57.46) and seventh-best time in the 5K (14:31.01) during the regular season. Juniors Dylan Reyes (Sterling, Ill./ Newman Central Catholic) and Mike Blaszczyk (Novi, Mich./ Novi), and freshman Brandon Carson (Waterford, Mich./ Mott) will join Rizzo among the 10K field. Reyes and Blaszczyk posted the NAIA’s fifth- (30:21.29) and sixth-best (30:21.82) times in regular season competition, while Carson turned in the 17th-fastest clip (31:23.32). Sophomore Danny Bahret (Channahon, Ill./ Minooka) will line up with Rizzo in the 5K as a result of his 14:54.44 effort during the regular season. On the strength of his 9:16.04 performance – the sixth-fastest time in the NAIA to date – senior Mike Topp (Gaylord, Mich./ St. Mary Cathedral) qualified in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Junior Eric Davis (Westmont, Ill./ Westmont) was the Saints’ lone qualifier in field events, as he claimed a spot in the discus throw competition.


Minooka primed for run at state hardware By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Minooka sprinter Dan Ingram said the Indians had three team goals coming into the season. They had already won the SouthWest Prairie Conference title and before they could chase a state trophy, the Indians had to tackle goal No. 2 – win the sectional title. Minooka did just that, winning the Joliet West Sectional title running away, as they tallied 116 points. Plainfield East and Neuqua Valley were in second with 68 points apiece. “We have a goal to win as a team because we are a team and will always be a team,” sprinter Chris Wilson said. In the running events, the Indians advanced in the 4x800meter relay, placing first with a time of 7 minutes, 52.05 seconds, the 4x100, finishing second in 42.31, the 4x200, placing first in 1:28.22 and the 4x400, placing first in 3:20.42. Individually, Jack Smith won the 100 dash in 10.93 and Alex Pierce won the 800 run in 1:54.25. Smith is the first Indian since Donnie Lesnick in 2006 to advance in the 100 dash. Lesnick placed sixth (11:30). Smith qualified in four events. Zach Zamora finished second in the 110 high hurdles, running in 14.63, while Chris Wilson was third in the 400 dash in 49.17. In the field events, Ethan Cane was third in the long jump with a leap of 22-feet, 3.50-inches. In the high jump, Kurt Zumbahlen was second and Peter Andreano was fourth, both clearing 6-05. “We have a complete team this year,” Smith said. “We have someone in almost every event and we have been working really hard. We are making a statement and hopefully we can do something special at state.” With all the qualifiers, the Indians now set their sights on their final goal. “I think we can qualify 10 events to finals, I don’t see any reason we shouldn’t,” said Minooka coach Nick Lundin. “If we do that, we have a shot at a

trophy. And that is our goal, not to win it, but get a trophy.”

JOLIET Joliet West and Central will be represented by a combined four athletes at the state meet, all in field events. West’s lone representative

is Ashton McCullough, who jumped 22-03 in the high jump. Central advanced a trio of throwers as both Favio Nunez (2nd, 160-10.00) and Ryan Connor (3rd, 160-02.00) qualified. See RUN, page 14





RUN Continued from page 13 “To make it as a junior is awesome,” Connor said. “I am a lefty and there was a good lefthand wind so it helped.” The Steelmen are two of

seven throwers to advance in the discus. In the shot put, Sean Swabowski was second with a put of 53-04.00.

LOCKPORT The Porters competed at the Downers Grove North Sectional

Sports and qualified six events. Individually, Patrick Fisch and Jake Voltarel advanced in multiple events. Voltarel was second in the long jump, leaping 22-04.00, while Fisch was second in the 300 hurdles in 40.25. Both Porter seniors advanced to state in the pole vault, as

Fisch was first, clearing 1403.00 and Voltarel was second with a height of 13-09.00. Cody Andrus placed second in the 110 hurdles in 14.97 to advance to state and the Lockport 4x100 team was also second in 42.93 to qualify. Follow Mark @2Mark_My_Words

MEDAL Continued from page 11 a time of 2:21.68. “Me and my coach have been playing (to lay back first lap) the past two weeks,” Elwood said. “I practiced it a little bit at sectionals, but I really was able to do it today. I had a nice, strong finish. I’m happy.At least I made it down here. It was a great experience. “There is a lot to take out of it and I still have another year.”

JCA In Class 2A, Francesca Sikorski placed 17th in the 800 (2:28.7) and the 4x800 relay team of Maddie Kennedy, Erin Kennedy, Alex Blotnik and Sikorski finished 25th (10:02.86).

JOLIET CENTRAL Dahome Bluford placed 17th in the triple jump (35-3.75). Follow Scott @Taylor_Sports




Carney beats brother for fourth title By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Joliet tennis player Jack Carney had one main goal this season – to become a four-time sectional tennis champion. He accomplished that Saturday with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win in the final of the Joliet West Sectional. What added a twist to Carney’s fourth sectional crown is that his opponent was his younger brother Tom, a sophomore. It was the second time in his four years that he defeated a teammate in the sectional final and the third time he has faced his brother in competition. “I never could have imagined playing my brother in the finals,” Jack said. “Sophomore year I played my teammate, Colin Shea, and that was amazing but now this. What a note to end my senior year on. Playing my brother in the sectional finals, it doesn’t get much cooler than that. I am really thankful for this and I am blessed. Everyone that has come out and supported me

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Jack Carney won his fourth-straight sectional title.

has been great.” Jack said this was the rubber match between the brothers. “We have played twice in competition,” he said. “The first time I was 10 and he was eight or nine and I won the first set and I felt bad and I let him come back and win and I was really upset after. And about a year ago, I played him and I won. We know how each other play.” As they head to state, each Carney has a different plan of attack. “I want to win at least two matches and get as far as I can,” Tom said.“I only won one match last year, so I want to do better.” “At state, I am just going to play my game and see where it goes,” Jack said. “How far my game will take me, who knows? I am not really going to set too high of expectations. I am just going to play relaxed.” To get to the head-to-head match-up, Jack defeated Lemont’s Nick Urban 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Jack said after he lost the opening set, he was able to calm

down and refocus. “I was really nervous and I know Nick is a great player and I knew it would be a tough match. I just came out too aggressive and a little jumpy and I let it get the best of me,” Jack said.“After I lost that first set, I calmed down and waited for my shot and they started to fall. “In the third set, he got his stuff back and it is not fun playing a player like that because every See CARNEY, page 16




Porters fall in regional final By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Lockport’s season came to an end with a 4-0 loss to Naperville North last week in the final of the Naperville North Regional. It is the second season in a row the Porters have been defeated by Naperville North to end the season. To get top that game, the Porters defeated Plainfield South 1-0 in the regional semifinal. Ally Brehm tallied the lone

Porter goal with 36 minutes, 59 seconds left in the second half off a Lacey Clarida crossing pass. “She had a great cross from the corner and right in the middle and I took a shot at it and put it in the corner of the net,” Brehm said. Goalie Alyssa DeYoung notched her eighth shutout of the season making two saves. “In the first half the team was really going through the motions and in the second half,

we got some things going,” said Lockport coach Todd Elkei. “I would have liked to have scored that second goal, but defensively, we played well. DeYoung wasn’t challenged much, but when she was, she made the save.” Plainfield South goalie Tabby Ortiz stopped several shots. “Usually we are a second half team,” Clarida said.“We came out and had more chances, but we didn’t score.”


I can,” Geissler said. The Hilltoppers are also sending a doubles team to state, as senior Zach Seigfried and junior Nate Naal placed fourth. The lost in the semifinal match 6-3, 6-4 to Providence and fell to Lemont 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) in the third-place match. The winning doubles team was the Lockport duo of senior Lucas Randall and sophomore Mike Hasler. They defeated Lemont 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals and beat Providence 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 for the title. “This is the greatest experience,” Randall said. “All the hard work paid off. All the pressure was off today because everyone is going to state. It is all about winning sectionals.” “This is my first time going as a sophomore, it is a great feeling,” Hasler said. The duo is a pair of singles players that the coaches decided to pair up at midseason. “Halfway through the season, we switched up and the coaches made a good move and good choice playing together,” Randall said.

Continued from page 15 point is long and I had to grind it out. I willed it out and I really wanted to win.” Tom defeated JCA freshman Jack Geissler 6-2, 6-2. “It was tough, but I pulled it off,” Tom said. “Jack Geissler did great, he is only a freshman and he is a good player and he has a lot of time to improve his game.” Geissler is happy making the trip to state as a freshman. “It felt really great that all the hard work has paid off,” he said. Geissler placed fourth, falling to Urban 7-6 (7-1), 6-2. He said the motivation on the second day was about competing for team points. JCA placed second in the sectional with 20, two points behind champion Lemont. “Today, the motivation is to come out and compete for the team because you already have it for yourself. I just want to get the experience and do the best

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THE BUGLE MAY 22, 2013


Johnson wins NASCAR All-Star race By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service

The Brothers Busch won the first four segments of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jimmie Johnson took the one the counted—the 10-lap dash to the finish—and continued to build his legacy, not to mentioned his bank account. Speeding away from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne after a restart on Lap 81 of 90, Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series allstar exhibition race for a record fourth time, beating charging Joey Logano to the stripe by 1.722 seconds.

Kyle Busch, who won the second and third segments of 20-laps each, ran third, followed by Kahne and Kurt Busch. The elder Busch brother won the first and fourth segments and was first onto pit road before the final dash but exited fifth with a less-than-stellar pit stop. Despite changes to his pit crew this week, Johnson’s over-the-wall gang performed an 11-second pit stop that got him out of the pits on the front row, beside Kahne, for the final restart. Ultimately, that made all the difference. With the victory, Johnson broke a tie with teammate Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most wins in the non-points race, won his second straight

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race.

All-Star Race and collected $1 million for his efforts. “To beat Jeff and Earnhardt, two guys I’ve looked up to my whole life—two massive icons of our sport—this means the world to me,” said Johnson, who started 18th after sliding through his pit box and drawing a penalty for a loose lug nut during Friday’s qualifying session. “I really didn’t think we had a shot at winning tonight, starting

(18th), but we had a great race car and worked our way through there and got the job done. Over time, honestly, it’s just dedication and drive from every member at Hendrick Motorsports, every member on this No. 48 team. We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we know we’ve got to keep pushing harder and pushing one another.” Kyle Busch thought he had the fastest car, but a slower-than-

usual four-tire stop put his No. 18 Toyota on the second row for the final restart. “We just didn’t get the best pit stop there at the end to get us out on the front row, and when you’re back behind cars, you’re getting beat up on,” Busch said. “It is what it is. We’ll just take this as a good learning day and hopefully bring back some speed like this to the (Coca-Cola) 600 (May 26).”


COYNE QUALIFIES 3 FOR INDY Justin Wilson needed only one qualifying attempt on the day as he posted an average four-lap speed of 226.370 mph, which was good enough to put his No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda in the middle of row five for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26. Wilson drives for Plainfield-based Dale Coyne Racing. “It was great to qualifying on day one with a great lap time,” said Wilson. “The No. 19 Boy Scouts of America team did great job today and I couldn’t be more pleased with our results. We will start in the middle of Row 5 next weekend, which gives us a great opportunity in the race. We will continue to work on race setup on Sunday and I’m looking forward to a good finish.” First day qualifying sets the top 24 cars for for the Indianapolis 500.Wilson was the second quickest Honda on Saturday. “Justin and the team both performed brilliantly today,” said team owner Dale Coyne.“I can’t say enough good things about what a fantastic job the team and Justin have done all week. Now we can focus on the race and hopefully bring home a top finish next weekend.” Fellow Dale Coyne Racing drivers Ana Beatriz (No. 18 Ipiranga Honda) qualified 31st, while Pippa Mann (No. 63 Cyclops Honda) qualified 33rd.

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

342 -28 -42 -43 -49

2013 All-Star Race finishers 1) Jimmie Johnson 2) Joey Logano 3) Kyle Busch 4) Kasey Kahne 5) Kurt Busch 6) Denny Hamlin 7) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 8) Jamie McMurray 9) Matt Kenseth 10) Carl Edwards 11) Kevin Harvick 12) Jeff Gordon 13) Ryan Newman 14) Tony Stewart 15) Greg Biffle 16) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 17) Marcos Ambrose 18) Clint Bowyer 19) David Ragan 20) Danica Patrick



Business & Real Estate



Long-term crisis-mode ultimately burns out workers Q. My company has been in crisis mode for about three years now, and I am thoroughly burned out. I don’t want to be seen as lazy, but I need a break, vacation and some life balance. At first, I was productive with the long hours, but now I make repeated stupid mistakes. How can I convince my manager breaks are good for productivity? A. The only way you’ll convince your manager that breaks are good for productivity is to demonstrate the effect of the break you are going to plan.You’re going to have to put together a plan to ask for forgiveness on life balance, not permission. Many companies, as they’ve been coming out of the economic crisis, ended up loading less people up with more work.The idea was never to leave a permanent burden on the remaining staff. The problem is that many people in the short term have been able to remain productive with crazy hours and zero time off. Now is burnout is setting in and the natural exhaustion is stalling productivity. Your manager is going to be aware of the fact the

organization has gotten away with the same results with fewer people (less staff expense). Your manager will be less aware that human beings just aren’t wired to remain effective when they are worked liked dogs. All the research studies on productivity demonstrate that during a short-term crisis, adrenaline kicks in like intense espresso.Then, as when an intense espresso buzz wears off, the human body crashes and needs a period of rest.You have been working on adrenaline for far too long, and there is a physical price to pay for overextending yourself. Let your boss know there is a very good reason that you are going to be gone for a week. Use any reason that will make sense to your manager. Give him enough time to cover your work that week.Then take the time, turn off your phone, and don’t check your email. When you return from your well-deserved break, show your boss how much more effective you can be. Propose time saving new processes, innovative solutions to old problems, and creative ideas about future challenges. Great inventors have

repeatedly observed that sleep, play and just watching the grass grow are essential to making brilliant innovations. Brain scientists suspect that a brain that is continually engaged in trying to solve the same problem eventually jams.A break allows the brain to unfreeze and finally seize upon a solution. In a work culture where no one has seen a beach in three years, you may have to be a trendsetter to get some life balance for yourself. Like the wise advice to put on your own oxygen mask in an airplane emergency, other employees will follow your example as they see the beneficial effect. You are taking the risk that your manager keeps you employed because you are good at the work you do and not because you are a martyr. If you are afraid of returning from your break to find your job is at risk, remember that your sanity and health are on the line if you don’t take the risk. If you want a long and successful career, working yourself into an early grave will not result in getting the financial or emotional rewards that you deserve. All work and no play will definitely drive any long-term success away!

Last word(s)

Q. Is there a way to make a coworker quit acting like a baby in the workplace? A. No, but you can learn

how to give your coworker no blankies, no baby food and no rewards when he acts like a baby.








EASE Continued from page 1 to make a change. “I was doing what I had to do, but I needed to get back to who I was,” he said. Soon, he was on the phone with an Army recruiter and was given the chance he always wanted. “(The recruiter) gave me an opportunity I don’t think I would have gotten on my own,” he said. Like his classmates, his wife June wasn’t surprised when he decided to enlist. Anderson went to basic training in 1981 and soon commissioned through Northern Illinois University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1983. In 1985, he entered into the Active Guard Reserve service. Today he is the longestserving AGR commissioned officer in Illinois Army National Guard history. His first commander was then-1st Lt. Dennis L. Celletti at Troop E, 106th Cavalry in Rock Falls. Celletti of Springfield, now a major general, is the Illinois National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General-Army. “When I first met then Cadet

Anderson, I knew he would be an outstanding leader and commissioned officer,” Celletti said.“I never could have predicted how many times our paths would cross during our careers, but I’m so grateful they did. He not only applied my guidance to his leadership style, but he made it his own.” Anderson said he learned a lot from Celletti and applied Celletti’s “back to basics” leadership throughout his career. Anderson even applied those “basics,” such as personnel and property accountability and always referring to regulations nearly 30 years after his first assignment when he was director of military personnel for the Illinois Army National Guard. In that position, he was a colonel and said he realized he had become a coach and a mentor who invested in the success of his subordinates. “I empowered them to do their jobs,” he said.“I gave a vision and flew top cover.” One of those subordinates was Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Williams of Sherman, with Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield. Williams worked with Anderson in the military personnel office. “I learned so much from him.

He taught me what a true leader is,” she said.“He would always sit at your desk and chat with you if it seemed you were having a rough day and would not leave until it seemed your mood was better. He did that with everyone. He cared so much about his soldiers. We were his military family, and he treated us the same as his family.” His next and final position within the Illinois Army National Guard was as Chief of Staff, also a position held by Celletti. Anderson said he expanded on what he learned as a leader throughout his career and applied those lessons learned to the new position as the Chief of Staff. “I managed the talent and relied on them to make me smart,” he said.“I’m grateful I had the opportunity to grow in that position.” In addition to serving as director of personnel and chief of staff, Anderson held various positions, including executive officer of Troop E, 106th Cavalry Regiment, commander of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 131st Infantry Regiment; operations officer (S3) and executive officer for 2nd Battalion, 202nd Air Defense Artillery; commander

of 1st Battalion, 131st Infantry Regiment; director Host Nation Support for 33rd Area Support Group; commander of Base Operations, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan; and support operations officer and deputy commander of 108th Sustainment Brigade. In recognition of his successful career and past duty assignments, Celletti awarded Anderson the Legion of Merit March 5, one of the U.S. military’s most prestigious


awards. Now as Anderson retires, he said he’s going to spend time with family. While he said it typically is not like him, he will take time to smell a rose or two and take in a few sights. “I’ve gotten farther than I ever thought, and I wouldn’t trade any of it,” Anderson said. “I am eternally grateful to an organization that gave me an opportunity. The guy walking out the door is better than the guy who walked in.”



Sentinel 5-22-13  

Sentinel 5-22-13

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