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Sentinel The Shorewood

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Vol. 18 No. 31

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HOOD Shorewood mechanic helps women get comfortable around the cars they drive By Stewart Warren For the Sentinel


lex Haney eyed the brake fluid in the Pontiac Trans Am. It didn’t look quite right. Rusty Graybeal, one of the owners of Graybeal Auto Repair, had just told her the liquid should be clear.

“It’s dark. Like steak sauce,” said Alex, 16, frowning. She was absolutely right.The fluid was past its prime and needed to be flushed from the car’s system, said Sandi Graybeal, Rusty’s wife and the other owner of the business. “Brake fluid should look like water,” Sandi said. See HOOD, page 3


p Participants (from left) Todd Graybeal, Alex Haney and Janette Haney look under the hood of a Pontiac Trans Am. t Rusty Graybeal, owner of Graybeal Auto Repair, shows Alex Haney, 16, of Joliet, how to check the air in a car’s tires.




After dancing around issue, village OKs new studio By Stewart Warren Special to the Sentinel

Although one Shorewood trustee remained concerned about the safety of children who would walk through the parking lot of a dance studio, the new business will be allowed to open after all. The members of the village board approved on June 25 the conditional use permit for Dean Gymnastics and Dance, 304 Amendodge Drive, Shorewood. The business will operate in a 12,000-square-foot building that has housed the Serena Construction Co. Joseph Serena

owns the building that’s located on a quiet street in a small business park. When it opens,Dean Gymnastics and Dance will offer classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop and tumbling to children of all ages.The sessions will be held Monday through Saturday, and the business will be closed on Sundays. Earlier in the month, the members of the Planning and Zoning Commission had decided to approve the conditional use permit if competitions would not be held at the site. The members of the village board first considered Serena’s request for the special use permit

on June 11. During that meeting, Trustee Jim McDonald worried that the parking lot wasn’t big enough to safely accommodate cars and young pedestrians at the same time. McDonald thought there wasn’t enough room for vehicles to turn around and exit the parking area after parents dropped off their children. He also would have preferred a designated path between the lot and the main sidewalk into the building, and some type of barrier between the parking places and the south edge of the lot. Members of the village staff met with Serena a few days later to

talk about the parking lot’s design. Serena promised to install a sign in a gravel area on the north end of the building indicating that parking would not be allowed there. The spot instead would be used by cars that needed to turn around before leaving the lot. Serena told the board members more about the studio during the June 25 meeting. “This is mainly a drop-off type of business,” Serena said, explaining that there wouldn’t be many cars parked in the lot at any time. But McDonald still thought vehicles would have trouble maneuvering around the building. “It (will be) … hard with cars in

a spot already to back up and turn around,” he said. Serena countered that the class schedule would be staggered, and there would be no more than eight children in any particular class. There simply wouldn’t be that many people coming and going from the building and the parking lot at the same time. And the youngsters would be chaperoned. “These parents walk their children in,” Serena said. After the short discussion, the trustees voted 6-0 for the conditional use permit. As Serena left village hall, he said he appreciated their approval.

MCHS teacher picked for reading Minooka Community High School Social Studies and Art Department Instructional Leader Glenda Smith was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in U.S. History. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the finest academic institutions in the world.  The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and College Readiness Board.  “It


Minooka Community High School Social Studies and Art Department Instructional Leader Glenda Smith was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in U.S. History.

fosters professionalism, allows for exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are

very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Glenda Smith.” The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both – while still in high school.  Through AP courses in 34 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond.  Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.  In 2012, more than 11,000 AP Readers evaluated more than 3.7 million AP Exams.


HOOD Continued from page 1 It was the teen’s first official lesson in learning how to maintain and repair a car, something many women know nothing about. “They don’t want to touch their cars.They don’t want to get dirty,” Sandi said.“But getting dirty is half the fun!” Women can avoid the black fingernails and grease stains by wearing gloves and an apron or coveralls, she added. But it’s helpful to at least know the basics: how to change a tire, check the oil and fill up the tires.The knowledge can prevent a woman from being stranded, ripped off or resorting to hitch-hiking.That’s why the Graybeals hosted a free car care clinic Saturday morning at their business, 200 Amendodge Drive, Shorewood.They are planning other sessions for later in the year, including one for high school students taking drivers’ education classes. Although the couple is in the business of fixing cars, it is painful for them to see women at a disadvantage at car repair time. Unscrupulous mechanics often will make a situation seem much worse than it is, figuring that women simply don’t know the difference between a dipstick and a differential. That drives Rusty crazy. “Mechanics that try to take advantage of people are the ones who give honest mechanics a bad name,” he fumes. After 30 years in the business, he should know. Many women have come to their shop seeking

a second opinion.They know their brakes are bad, for example. So they take the car to a repair shop.They are told they need new roters, pads, calipers and side pins on the front brakes, a $1,000 job. “But all they really need is new pads and roters,” Rusty says, adding that the bill for that work would be a wallet-friendlier $250. Alex doesn’t have her drivers license yet, but she plans on taking a driver’s education class this fall. Janette Haney of Joliet, her mother, wants her to be completely prepared for the world of wheels. Haney has always taken care of her own car, but she came to the clinic too, just to brush up on her skills.The Haneys brought Rosie, their redand-white, long-haired Chihuahua with them on Saturday.As the women looked under the hood, Rosie scampered around their feet. Rusty showed Alex how to check the oil and explained different ways to deal with a radiator depending on the car’s temperature.As he went through the lessons, Rusty often quizzed her, just to make sure she understood. When they were finished,Alex said it wasn’t hard at all. She was already thinking about learning more about the world of car repairs. It might be a good way not only to save money but to make some too – she’d like to grow up and be a tattoo artist, but car repair might be a great side job. “It’s actually kind of fun,” she said. For more information about the upcoming clinics at Graybeal Auto Repair, call (815) 725-3653.


Minooka Community High School grad the winner of National Merit Scholarship MinookaCommunityHighSchool Class of 2013 alum Charles Tierney, son of Todd and Jean Tierney of Channahon, has been awarded the National Merit University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scholarship through the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This past February, Tierney was named a finalist in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and joined approximately 15,000 other Finalists from high schools across the country who continued in the competition for over 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million. “Charles and his dedication to academics serve as wonderful examples to students at MCHS and across the country,”MCHS Principal

Darcie Kubinski said. “The entire MCHS community is proud of Charles and fully encourages him to continue his dedication to academic excellence.”   During his high school career at MCHS, Tierney was involved in a wide variety of activities and sports, including concert and jazz band, Madrigal Brass, musical pit orchestra, Marching Indians, Scholastic Bowl, math team, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, crosscountry, and track and field.  His academic highlights included scoring a perfect score of 36 on the ACT and being named class valedictorian.  This fall,Tierney will attend the University of Illinois and major in mechanical engineering.


Minooka Community High School Class of 2013 alum Charles Tierney was recently awarded the National Merit University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Scholarship.



July 13 to 15 Taste of Greece. All Saints Orthodox Church presents Taste of Greece beginning Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at St. Sava Picnic Grounds, 3457 Black Road, Joliet. Come celebrate Greek culture. Free admission, free parking, shuttle service. For more information visit the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church website or call 815-722-1727.

JULY 16, AUG. 4, 12 Saint Joseph Academy open house. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday,Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday,Aug. 12. Free admission. Live bands include Arbor Creek and Big Dog Mercer, plus raffle baskets, homemade bakery, kids games, beer garden, games of chance and more. For more information, call 815-723-4567. Personal tours and informational packets will be available.

will host a free movie night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The movie will be “Oz The Great and Powerful.”The evening is free for the entire family and includes candy and popcorn. For more information, see the church website at www.1umclockport. org or call the church office at 815-838-1017 between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays.

JULY 29 TO AUG. 2 Bible School. Kingdom Chronicles Vacation Bible School will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, to Friday,Aug. 2, at Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For more information, call 815-436-3380, or e-mail www.


Relay for life. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lockport will be from 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at 1333 E 7th St., Lockport. 100th birthday celebration for the American Cancer Society that begins with a Survivor Dinner at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m.The funds raised from the efforts of participants support life saving research, education, advocacy, and patient services. For more information contact Jacquelyn Koch at 708633-7771.

Challenge Fitness Offers Kid’s Kourt Childcare Center. Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., in Lockport is offering Kid’s Kourt Childcare Center - the perfect place to leave your children while you work out at Challenge Fitness. Our childcare center is equipped for children 6 months to 12yrs and is available for members using the facility or enrolled in any adult Park District class held at Challenge Fitness. Hours are: Mon-Sat, 8am-1pm; Mon-Thurs 4pm-8:30pm; Members- $6.67/ mo., or $2.50 per hr per child.To register or for more information, call 815-838-3621, ext. 0, or visit HYPERLINK “http://” www.


Lapsit (Birth-24 months).


Free Movie Night. First United Methodist Church of Lockport

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Bar concern delays tax rebate for convention center By Stewart Warren For the Bugle

The members of the Joliet City Council back a tax rebate for the proposed Holiday Inn and convention center. But they don’t want one component of the project to cause a problem for another nearby business. If a sports bar is built inside the hotel, it could put a damper on the business at Heroes West Sports Grill, the popular bar and restaurant at 1530 Commerce Lane, Joliet. If that is the case, the council members want to find a way to minimize any competition. The big hotel is planned for the Rock Run Business Park off Houbolt Road and just north

CALENDAR Continued from page 4 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursday, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road. Caregivers and babies will enjoy playing games, singing songs, reading stories and chasing bubbles. This is a great first playgroup for children and a great opportunity to meet other caregivers 815-846-6500 Curious Little Monkeys Play Group (Birth to 36 months). 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St.  This parent-child play experience combines elements of traditional lapsit with an additional half hour of theme-related free play

of Interstate 80. If it is built, it would be practically next door to Heroes. When the Council members came to the workshop meeting on Monday, they seemed to expect a vote on the tax rebate package for the hotel project – despite the fact that it was not listed on the agenda. Some council members seemed surprised by the absence. “I thought we were ready to move forward,” Councilman Jan Quillman said. City Manager Tom Thanas explained that there had been some opposition to the rebate, adding that voting later on the rebates would provide time to solve any issues. Councilman Jim McFarland noted that the debate over the

project revolved around the possibility of a sports bar. There didn’t seem to be any complaints about the tax rebate. “That is the issue,” Mayor Tom Giarrante agreed. Everyone seemed to think that some solution could be found. If the developers decided to include a sports bar in the hotel project, perhaps it could be a very small operation, something that wouldn’t be anything like Heroes. “I think a compromise would be in order,” Quillman said. If the council members approve the tax rebate, Joliet residents would not be footing the bill. The $2.4 million incentive plan would be a rebate of taxes that would be paid by the hotel’s guests. The city of

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Toddler Time (Ages 18 months to 3 years). 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m.Wednesdays, Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road.; 9:45 a.m. Thursdays, Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St.Toddler time is a story program for children who are “too big” for lapsit and are not yet ready for the structure of storytime. Your child will enjoy stories, games, songs, movement activities and a simple craft. 815846-6500/815-740-2660 Monday Fun Day. 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Dellwood Park, 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Children enjoy playing, learning and socializing with music, games and crafts. Fee: $91 Lockport Township Park District resident/$101 non-resident. For

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5). 1 p.m. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.Wednesdays, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.Thursdays, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays (Spanish language storytime), Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St. Storytime is a chance for children to explore the world of books through stories, songs and crafts. Each week begins with a special visit by our puppet mascot “Jamberry” Bear, and finishes with each child marching and playing an instrument in the library’s very own storytime parade. 815-8466500/815-740-2660

Joliet has several hotel-related taxes: a 7 percent tax on hotel rooms, a 1 percent tax on food and beverages and a home rule tax of 1 ¾ percent. For the first three years of the hotel’s operations, 100 percent of those taxes would be given to the developers of the project. During years four through 10, the amount of the yearly rebate would gradually be reduced. In the 11th year of operation, 100 percent of the hotel-related taxes generated by the project would go to the city. This proposed tax rebate would not affect the local schools, parks or Will County. Although the tax rebate program was not listed on Monday’s agenda, something else was: the plans to divide an

existing piece of property into two parcels to accommodate the hotel. The members of the council voted to approve them. In the end, there might not be a restaurant war on Houbolt Road. After the meeting, Sejal Patel, one of the owners of the proposed Holiday Inn Candlewood Suites and Conference Center, said a decision had not been made about the restaurant that would be included in the project. It might not be a sports bar. It could be a sushi joint, a French bistro or a seafood buffet -something completely different from Heroes. But there will be a restaurant. “It is a Holiday Inn … A Holiday Inn has to have a restaurant,” Patel said.

Monday Fun Day. 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Dellwood Park, 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Children enjoy playing, learning and socializing with music, games and crafts. Fee: $91 Lockport Township Park District resident/$101 non-resident. For more info., visit HYPERLINK “” or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

Eating the Alphabet. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Tuesdays, Dellwood Park, 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Participants learn letters, phonetics and some math as they help prepare and eat related foods. Fee: $41 Lockport Township Park District resident/$51 non-resident. For more info., visit HYPERLINK “” or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

Fun with Friends. 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.Tuesdays, Dellwood Park, 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Classes help your child develop social skills while learning numbers, colors, shapes and more. Fee: $61 Lockport Township Park District resident/$71 non-resident. For more info., visit HYPERLINK “” or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

All by Myself. 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to noon, Dellwood Park, 1911 Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Kids will meet new friends and play in a learning based environment. Fee: $47 Lockport Township Park District resident/$57 non-resident. For more info., visit HYPERLINK “” 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.


Marlen Limon, 26, 430 Meeker, Joliet, was arrested at 8:21 p.m. June 28 on Ohio and Parks for a dog bite.


Ray Robinson Jr., 20, 317 Youngs, Joliet, was arrested at 3:58 p.m. June 28 at 95 S. Chicago for a murder warrant.


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Laith Nahhas, 29, 1020 Woodruff, Joliet, was arrested at 3:32 a.m. June 28 at 719 Francis for burglary to motor vehicle.



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Lashana T. Person, 26, 1220 Woodruff, Joliet, was arrested at 4:55 p.m. June 28 at 1801 W. Jefferson for retail theft.


Namonique I. Jackson, 26, 1501 Englewood, Joliet, was arrested at 4:55 p.m. June 28 at 1801 W. Jefferson for retail theft.

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Bobby D. Dejaynes, 73, 26 W. Clinton, Joliet, was arrested at 3:54 p.m. June 28 at 306 N. Ottawa for liquor on a public way.


Telon J. Covington, 30, 1408 N. May, Joliet, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. June 28 at 1806 McDonough for possession of cannabis.


Demetrius Clerk, 49, 350 E. Washington, Joliet, was arrested at 11:37 p.m. June 29 on Ottawa and Van Buren for aggravated assault, battery and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.


John Tran, 34, 7601 Heatherstone, Plainfield, was arrested at 1:19 a.m. June 29 at 777 Hollywood for criminal trespassing.


M. Carbajal, 25, 10 Andres 13004 Grande Poplar, Plainfield, was arrested at 3:38 a.m. June 29 at 3906 Fiday for DUI/alcohol and blood alcohol content over .08. Audrey R. Miller, 18, 3825 Juniper, Joliet, was arrested at 12:59 p.m. June 29 on Route 59 and Theodore for DUI/drugs and possession of drug equipment.


Emilio Gervacio-Bravo, 29, 127 Iowa, Joliet, was arrested at 11:50 p.m. June 29 at the residence for domestic battery and interfering with reporting of domestic battery.


Luke A. Wetzel, 33, 939 Lois Place, Joliet, was arrested at 11:28 p.m. June 29 on Ingalls and Larkin for domestic battery.


Kevin M. Loren, 36, 6615 Mountain Ridge Pass, Plainfield, was arrested at 11:57 p.m. June 29 at 1606 Sierra Highlands for residential burglary, burglary from motor vehicle and battery.


Vanderwall, 32, 423 15 Joshua Earl, Joliet, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. June 29 at the residence for possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment. Christopher F. Franchini, 33, 348 S. Ottawa, Joliet, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. June 29 at 423 Earl for possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment.


Brian K. Oghletree, 47, 453 Salem Square, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 1:08 p.m. June 30 at 2524 W. Jefferson for retail theft.


L. Avent, 48, 8729 W. 18 Wanda Herbert, Milwaukee, Wis., was arrested at 3:49 p.m. June

30 at 411 N. Bluff for domestic battery. Arleslie G. Turner, 61, 105 Clinton, Joliet, was arrested at 9:13 p.m. June 30 at 409 E. Cass for liquor in private lot open to public.


Jay T. Emory Jr., 28, 352 Whitney,Joliet,was arrested at 9:13 p.m. June 30 at 2424 W. Jefferson for retail theft.


Thomas A. Reitz, 20, 132 W. Fourth, New Lenox, was arrested at 10:28 p.m. June 30 at 2424 W. Jefferson for retail theft.


Ricardo M. Barrios, 19, 204 Second St., Manhattan, was arrested at 10:28 p.m. June 30 at 2424 W. Jefferson for retail theft.


Taree O. Crayton, 20, 656 Landau, Joliet, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. June 30 at 1801 Ingalls for domestic battery.


Willie R. Waddell, 25, 716 Grant Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 12:07 a.m. July 1 at 514 Campbell for aggravated battery of a senior citizen, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.


L. Robinson, 34, 25 Quentin 611 Cass St., Joliet, was arrested at 3:04 p.m. July 1 on Osgood and York for battery.


George P. Troha, 79, 1414 Glenwood, Joliet, was

arrested at 7:34 a.m. July 1 on Midland and Buelle for dog running at large.


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Spring Lake Road, Joliet, was arrested at 1:18 p.m. July 1 at 3340 Mall Loop for theft. Jeffrey T. O’Brien, 39, 5316 Meadow Brook St., Plainfield, was arrested at 7:48 p.m. July 1 at 5316 Meadowbrook for loud unnecessary noise.


Valerie M. Pinson, 45, 324 Illinois, Joliet, was arrested at 3:46 p.m. July 1 at 324 Illinois for domestic battery.


Mark Blackmore, 35, 200 Reichman, Joliet, was arrested at 9:47 a.m. July 1 in the 200 block of Reichman dog running at large.


Mandy M. Goins, 34, 2829 E. 2575 Road, Marseilles, was arrested at 10:14 p.m. July 1 at 333 Madison for criminal trespass to real property.


Jose L. Lebron-Ramos,36, 317 S. Raynor, was arrested at 11:32 p.m. July 1 on McDonough and Hyde Park for possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment.


Rickey M. Smith, 43, 152 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 7:57 p.m. June 29 at 219 S. Richards for possession


of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis. Steven T. Brown, 20, 607 Fourth Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 3:02 p.m. July 1 at Magnolia for resisting/ obstructing a police officer.


Kevin J. Cygan, 21, 208 Whisper Lane, Shorewood, was arrested at 8:49 p.m. July 2 at 1403 Dellmar possession of fireworks and obstructing justice.


Jeffry G. Pacin, 44, 1403 Dellmar, Joliet, was arrested at 8:49 p.m.July 2 at 1403 Dellmar for possession of fireworks, obstructing a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.


Mitchell J. Pacin, 19, 1403 Dellmar, Joliet, was arrested at 8:49 p.m. July 2 at 1403 Dellmar for possession of drug equipment, obstructing a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.


Melissa A. Garcia, 26, 1632 E. Cass, Joliet, was arrested at 4:56 a.m. June 30 at 357 Columbia for criminal damage to property.


Davonte D. Wright, 19, 331 N. Bluff, Joliet, was arrested at 7:57 p.m.July 2 in the 400 block of Oneida for obstructing justice and possession of cannabis.


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ForuM Letter to the Editor Midwest Generation support rings hollow Midwest Generation’s community generosity has been in the news again as they donate to a new baseball field in Joliet. This time Director, Bill Naglosky stated “We are here today because giving back to the communities where we live and work as well as supporting projects which help improve the environment and our quality of life are top priorities for us. We do that by continuously improving safe, reliable and environmentally responsible operations at our plant, and by supporting projects like these that provide more green space in our community.” We’re a bit confused. Midwest Generation and quality of life? Is this an oxymoron? Did Midwest Generation show concern or remorse when sending their monitoring reports to the IL Environmental Protection Agency -IEPA showing their coal ash dumps are leaking toxic chemicals such as arsenic, selenium and boron contaminating our groundwater and violating the state solid waste and water pollution control laws? Does their “quality of life” include over a thousand toxic air violations causing respiratory illness? Let’s not forget that they recently received an additional two years from the IEPA to continue their polluting. They neglect to mention they ignored their air and groundwater contamination until groups including Citizens Against

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Ruining the Environment and the USEPA and IL Attorney General, entered into litigation forcing them to add pollution controls. Perhaps some of their generous donations to local communities are from the tax exempt status that Will County graciously gave to Midwest Generation. Actually, if these coal fired power plants aren’t paying their share of taxes who is? Guess that’s you & me. If that’s the case, perhaps Will County residents should be given the kudos for our generous greening of Will County. Recently,Cool Joliet asked Will County to join“The Illinois Cool Cities Act of 2007. “Cool” communities receive technical assistance from the IEPA in calculating their baseline and in quantifying how much pollution and greenhouse gas emissions will be cut with different strategies.Cities that adopt plans to hit these targets are recognized as“Illinois Cool Cities.”

What’s implausible is half the county board rejected membership stating it would appear the “Board” was taking a stand against Midwest Generation. What? Have they forgotten the “Children” & those of us who are breathing the toxic air being emitted from these coal plants? Is the Board oblivious to Midwest Generation’s pollution or are they protecting industry rather than those they were put into office to represent? Ellen Rendulich Citizens Against Ruining the Environment

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Longtime Fairmont volunteer retires from board Percy Conway, 82, has spent his life giving back to the community By Clare Walters For the Bugle

After tallying 23 years and a seemingly endless list of accomplishments as a Lockport Township trustee, Percy Conway knew it was time to retire. At 82 years old, Conway has spent nearly five decades volunteering for various boards and giving of both his time and spirit to the community he loves. He compared his decision to retire at the township board’s May 19 meeting to sitting down for his favorite meal. “It’s everything you enjoy eating,” he said. “No one tells you when you should get up from the table. You just know


Percy Conway (right) recently retired from the Lockport Township Board

when you’ve had enough.” Conway’s commitment to improving the Fairmont area—where he lives and runs a barbershop, beauty salon and nail studio—will continue to be unwavering. “I made my mind up (to

commit to Fairmont) some time ago as I got my business started here,” he said. “I could see potential. My main objective was to improve my surroundings.” Once elected to the township board, Conway represented

the south end of the township and worked to improve his community. “Fairmont was an isolated area through the years and didn’t have anyone to represent us to get things done,” he said. “We went for a long time without the necessities in life. I wanted to fill the gap. I became a voice crying in the wilderness.” During his tenure, he advocated for and saw through the installation of sewer and water lines, creation of housing standards and improvement of roads. Lockport Township Supervisor Ron Alberico said Conway has “a great wisdom”

and was integral to township business. “He’s led me along the way and helped me a lot,” Alberico said. “I have nothing but good things to say about him. He’s very well respected in Fairmont and deservedly so.” Conway—independently of his township position—also acquired a number of rundown homes in Fairmont over the years and rehabbed them. He also played a role in getting Habitat for Humanity homes built in the neighborhood. “I’ve always believed that I could make things happen,” Conway said.“My dad would be mad if I didn’t make an attempt or try; that came up with me. I started with nothing. I didn’t have anything in the bank, but I tried.” Shortly after marrying his late wife of 47 years, Armelia, Conway began pursuing his dream of owning his own business. He attended Joliet Junior College and regularly traveled to a seedy part of Chicago to attend Weeden Barber College over a six year period. Wanting to build a business of his own, Conway sought loans, but resources for African Americans in 1965 were limited. Yet, he was determined and ultimately secured a loan and opened his barbershop a year later. Through the years, Conway has employed members of his community and individuals that many others would have deemed un-hirable. Last week, Conway said, a former employee stopped in his shop. It had been 20 years since he first hired the man. “He told me, ‘You gave me a start and taught me how to conduct business. I really appreciate the way you brought me up.’,” Conway said, noting that he hired the man out of prison. “I took a chance on him.” Conway’s philosophy is simple: treat people right, be kind and nice. “I’ve made some impact,” he said. “That feels good.” Though retired from the township board, retirement isn’t truly in Conway’s vocabulary. He can be found in his shop, Conway’s Hi-Style Beauty Center and Barbershop, nearly every day.

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Down in-law, to Fonzie 50 Outback runner 51 Nickname seen on a Northeast license plate 55 Fruity soda brand 57 King at Versailles 58 Down-for-thecount count 59 Long-running game show, and a hint to the starts of 20-, 28-, 37- and 51-Across 64 Cures 66 Rugged vehicles 67 Writer Zora __ Hurston 68 Sweeten the pot a little? 69 One and only 70 More pleasant 71 Axe 72 Hang in the balance 73 Jays and O’s

1 Wishing one hadn’t rocked the boat? 2 Entered carefully, as a highway 3 With a leg on each side of 4 Pope of 903 5 Periodic weather disruption 6 Crèche figure 7 Apple for the teacher? 8 Mild oath 9 Wrigley slugger 10 “Not my problem” 11 Go along with 12 Whistle bead 13 Fish lacking pelvic fins 21 Half-__: coffee order 22 Some steak orders 26 Go public with 27 New girl in gown? 29 Some Caltech grads 30 “__ of Our Birth”: Isle of Man national anthem 31 Negative conjunction

32 Some Spanish escudos were made of it 38 Pond accumulation 39 PBS benefactor 40 Blacktop material 41 Tbsp. or tsp. 42 Yellow-flag carrier 43 Emma’s portrayer in “The Avengers” 44 Chance upon 47 Wearying grind 48 Joe Greene or Lynn Swann, notably 49 Focal points 52 Wiped clean 53 Calculator figs. 54 Crayola’s “burnt” color 56 Soap box? 60 Chug-a-lug 61 Platte River tribe 62 Grand Ole Opry st. 63 Put a roof on 64 Key below the tilde 65 Diciembre ends it


Horoscopes Just because they disagree with you, doesn’t mean you aren’t right. In the week ahead, you can easily maintain your own opinions in the face of opposition. You may even find an ingenious solution to a stalemate.

Make an effort to be the cooperative kid. In the week ahead, you will find that by joining forces with others, both of you will benefit. Loyal partners and friends will speak on your behalf.

Money makes the world go around. Your generosity may be repaid over and over in the week to come. With charitable Jupiter in your sign, you might find someone willing to give you a big tip.

Deep down inside, you may be contemplating an important decision. The week ahead will bring you many opportunities to gather valuable information that will help you make the wisest choice.

Communication is the best road to travel for success. Keep a close watch on your money in case pendulum swings the other way. You possess a golden touch in business affairs in the coming week.

Busy bees receive the buzz. Your industry and genuine interest in your fellow man makes you the center of any hive of activity. In the week ahead, computers, technology and inventions are highlighted.

Walk on the sunny side of the street. You can see some good in everyone and something of value in every word of advice. In the week to come, be sure to spread your sunshine wherever you go.

Even a hardboiled egg has a heart of gold. Some acquaintances might seem bent on making every activity a competition this week, but you can see beneath their hard shell to the tenderness inside.

Go ahead and let the cat out of the bag. You often get into a complicated situation when you discuss matters that are not ready for disclosure, but this week you can say whatever you like.

Like a dog with a bone, you won’t let go of a good idea. In the week ahead, let your passions be the guide to what will bring financial and romantic bliss. Your judgment is a bit better than usual.

Gather all the facts from a vast array of sources before making a move. You have internet access at your fingertips or wise friends to call when you need answers to key questions in the week to come.

Country singer Dolly Parton said it best, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Minor mix-ups that occur in the week ahead might actually lead to better understanding.



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INSIDE: Scott Taylor reviews Prairie Bluff Golf Course, page 14; Kimmel looks to break wins record in Joliet, page 17



JCA looks to return to state football finals By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After reaching the state semifinals last season and losing for the second-straight season to Montini Catholic, Joliet Catholic Academy will look to improve on its 8-5 season from a year ago. The Hilltoppers open play by hosting rival Providence Catholic on Aug. 30 at Memorial Stadium. The Celtics were 8-3 a year ago and defeated JCA on ESPN to kick off the season a year ago. Week two of the season sees JCA hit the road to take on St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota on Sept. 7. Last season, the cadets were 7-1 in the regular season and were conference cochampions.The team was seeded No. 1 in Section 5A and won the section. They won the state quarterfinal game and lost in the state semifinal. The Hilltoppers return to Illinois and to Joliet Sept. 13 when they host St. Viator, a 5-5 team a year ago. They then travel to Nazareth Academy Sept. 21 before hosting Marist (Sept. 27) and St. Patrick (Oct. 4).

Joliet Catholic then travels to Carmel (Oct. 11), host Notre Dame (Oct. 18) and end the season at Benedictine University against Benet Academy Oct. 25.

JOLIET CENTRAL The Steelmen are still looking for their first win since splitting with Joliet West. Central opens play on the road at Rich Central Aug. 30, who were only 3-6 a year ago and then host Reavis Sept. 7, a 4-5 team from a year ago. Central opens SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division play at perennial power Bolingbrook Sept. 13. They then host Homewood-Flossmoor Sept. 21 and travel to Sandburg Sept. 27. On Oct. 5, Central hosts Stagg, a new comer to the SWSC Blue this year.They then host Lockport Oct. 12, travel to Joliet West Oct. 19 and end the season with defending conference champs Lincoln-Way East Oct. 26.

JOLIET WEST The Tigers posted a 3-6 mark See FOOTBALL, page 12

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Michael Ivlow and JCA will travel to Minnesota in week 2 of the season.



Sports FOOTBALL Continued from page 11 a year ago and open play on the road Aug. 30 at Thornridge, who was winless a year ago. West then hosts King Sept. 7 and opens SWSC Blue play Sept. 13 at Homewood-Flossmoor.

The Tigers host Sandburg Sept. 21 and then have two of the league’s best back-to-back as they go to Bolingbrook Sep. 27 and host Lincoln-Way East Oct. 5. West goes to at Stagg Oct. 11 and wraps the season up at home with Joliet Central Oct. 19 and Lockport Oct. 26.


The Porters are looking to better a 1-8 mark from a year ago when they open the season Aug. 30 at home against Downers Grove North, a 7-5 team from last year. Lockport then travels to Lake Park Sept. 6 and then open league play with Sandburg Sept. 13. They then travel to LincolnWay East Sept. 20 before hosting Stagg Sept. 27 and then taking to the road to face Bolingbrook Oct. 4 and Joliet Central Oct. 12. The Porters end the season at home against HomewoodFlossmoor Oct. 18 and at Joliet West Oct. 26.

MINOOKA The Indians went 4-5 last year and open the season this year with the same tough schedule they had a year ago. Minooka opens at rival Morris, who was runner-up in Class 5A a year ago, Aug. 30 and host Providence Catholic Sept. 6. The Indians open conference play Sept. 13 with defending league champion Oswego before taking on three straight Plainfield schools. Minooka faces Plainfield Central Sept. 20, East Sept. 27 and South Oct. 4. The Indians then travel to Oswego East Oct. 11 and end the season with a pair of home games, hosting Plainfield North Oct. 18 and Romeoville Oct. 25. Follow @2Mark_My_Words





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Prairie Bluff’s ninth hole has water on both sides of the green.

Prairie Bluff a good value course Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club in Crest Hill is a sneaky nice course. For just $36 on a weekday, the course is worth the money and is the only course of its kind in the immediate area. It is a links course with fescue, but also offers up several water hazards as well. The course can play long from the tips (7,007) and can also be very manageable (6,054) from the white tees. The bunkers and restaurant have recently been remodeled, as well. The course starts off with a straightaway par four and is followed by a dogleg left and short par-4. Both Mark Gregory and myself were in perfect shape

off the tee down the fairway, but a very long drive can go through the fairway and lead to a short shot from the rough to a small green. After a par-3 there is a long par5 and a second dogleg left par-4, where they seemed to be doing some work around the green. There is a short par-3 sixth hole and then a difficult, long par-4 seventh hole, which was playing into a strong breeze.That made it difficult for the average golfer to hit the green in regulation. The front nine finishes with a pair of water holes. The eighth hole is a par-5 that bends slightly right and has water to both sides of the green, making it dangerous to go for the green in two. The ninth hole also has water on both sides of the green and water can also come into play off the tee with a short drive to the right or a long drive to the left. It was definitely my favorite hole on the

front side. I thought the back nine played much more difficult and it started with what was probably the easiest hole on the side, a straight par-4.The 11th hole was a dogleg left with water keeping people away from going right through the dogleg. The 12th and 13th holes seemed similar to a pair of holes on the front nine. The 14th hole, the signature hole, is another dogleg left with water all down the left side.There also wasn’t a ton of room to the right, making it a very difficult hole. The 15th and 16th holes were both slight doglegs right, with 15 being a par-5. Prairie Bluff finished with a pair of difficult holes. The 17th hole was a par-3 with water in both the front left and right side of the green, making it a difficult tee shot. The 18th hole was a slight dogleg right with water on the right side. The fairway also

seemed to tilt a little toward the right, especially near the green. It is hard for me to dislike a course, and this course was no different. It wasn’t overly challenging, but it did provide some tough shots and tough holes.The fairways were in pretty good shape and the greens ran fast, which I like. It was especially surprising how fast they were with how much rain came down the previous couple of days before we went.The greens were tough to read at times with some gentle slopes, and some sloping ways you wouldn’t think. The pace of play was pretty good and the staff was very helpful, especially with scheduling a tee time around their morning leagues. A couple of critiques I had were that the par-3s all played from a similar distance from the white tees and there were a lot of holes that were similar looking

(four dogleg lefts). I like playing par-3s that make me hit different shots. While the 17th was different with all the water, the other three were simple pitching wedges. There is more of a difference from the other tees, so those playing blue or gold will get to hit different shots. All in all, I felt the course was fun to play and worth the price. I think it is the perfect course to play in twilight while walking, it has that kind of peaceful feel to it. It is definitely worth the cost and the travel throughout our coverage area. Editor’s note: This is the first golf course review in a series of six installments. During our rounds we will be tweeting out updates. Follow Mark Gregory @2Mark_My_Words and retweet him to be entered to win a golf discount card. The hashtag is #Voyagergolf




Palandech is multi-sport athlete of the year By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

There aren’t many athletes who still play three sports nowadays at the varsity level. Following his dad and his brother’s footsteps, Plainfield North’s Kurt Palandech did just that. Palandech, a starter for the football, basketball and baseball teams, not only played three sports, but excelled in them, as he was named to the Voyager Media All-Area team in both football and baseball this past season. Thanks to his performance in those sports, Palandech is the 2013 Voyager Media Male Athlete of the Year. “It means a lot to me,” Palandech said. “My father and brother both played three sports and were successful. I have the same competitive attitude. I didn’t want to quit any of the sports. I have no regrets, I enjoyed playing all of them. The only disadvantage was keeping my weight up. But playing the different sports helped me improve as an athlete.”

On the football field, Palandech played on both sides of the ball. He was a quarterback on the 7-3 football team and also played defensive back. He finished the year with 684 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while throwing for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was also the team MVP. “Kurt has been a great leader for us and made so many plays for us on both sides of the ball,” North football coach Tim Kane said. “As a QB he is dangerous due to his speed, athleticism and throwing ability. Numerous times he has made positive yardage plays when it had looked like a play for a loss.” While he seemed to always get around the defense on offense, he used his speed on the other end of the field as well. “I love all three sports, by football is my No. 1 sport,” Palandech stated. “Everyone looks to you as a quarterback and you are a leader. I would use my speed on defense too when we went up against a fast receiver. I never wanted to be on the sidelines.”

Palandech was rarely on the sidelines during his high school career. He was on the varsity team as a sophomore in both basketball and baseball and was moved up for the playoff game his sophomore year in football, where he teamed with his brother Kyle on a long pass. “It meant a lot (to play varsity all three sports as a sophomore),” Kurt said. “It was nice playing with my brother in all three sports. It was a fun experience.” Palandech batted .456 in baseball and was the second leading rebounder on the team in basketball. Palandech will be playing football at North Dakota University in the fall. Other Athlete of the Year nominees (top multisport athletes in other towns) are:

CHRIS TSCHIDA The two-sport star for Joliet Catholic Academy was one of the top athletes in the Voyager Media area, playing both football and baseball. On the gridiron, Tschida

caught 32 passes for a team-best 583 yards and three touchdowns. His yardage was good for fifth alltime for a single season. On the baseball field, he captained the Hillmen to a Class 3A state title. His sure handedness paid off in baseball as well as football, as the shortstop did not commit a fielding error all season. At the plate, he batted .390 with team highs in RBI (32) and runs scored (44).

PAT MCINERNEY The Benet senior was a key member of the Redwings’ basketball and baseball teams and was a member of both Voyager Media teams. On the hardwood he averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game for the sectional finalists. “Pat was as good of a rebounder for his size as I have seen on

the high school level,” Benet basketball coach Gene Geidkamp said.“He had the ability to impact the game on the glass on both ends of the floor. ” On the diamond McInerney batted .381 with eight homers and 30 RBI, while going 5-1 on the mound. McInerney will be playing baseball at the University of Illinois next year.

JIMMY MOON The Romeoville senior was a top player on both the golf and basketball teams. He played the No. 1 spot throughout the year on the Spartans’ golf team. In basketball he averaged a team-best eight points per game. He knocked down 45 three-pointers and played in the See ATHLETE, page 16



ATHLETE Continued from page 15 Voyager Media Prep Shootout.

JOHN SOLARI Losing was something Solari rarely experienced, whether on a football field or a basketball court. Solari, a two-time first team All-CSL pick as a tight end

for the Hawks, was part of two CSL South title teams that ended up going a combined 21-2. He caught 39 passes for 625 yards and six touchdowns for the Hawks last season. That success segued into basketball, where the 6-4, 230-pounder helped lead the Hawks to a 28-4 season in 201213. He was a three-year basketball starter and a multiple allconference performer who

Sports contributed to 84 victories in 115 games over that span.The Hawks’ leading scorer and rebounder last season finished with 1,046 points and 537 rebounds. He’s heading to the University of Dayton this fall to play football.

PARRKER WESTPHAL The 6-foot, 1-inch Bolingbrook junior cornerback posted 51 tackles, four for loss. He tallied three interceptions, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery. Westphal is one of the most sought after defensive backs in the state and is being recruited by several major Division-I schools. Westphal plans to graduate early so he can compete in spring football at whichever college he chooses, but this past spring, he competed in his final season of high school track. He advanced to the state track and field meet in the long jump where he jumped 42-feet, 8-inches and did not advance to the finals. He advanced to the state meet by winning the Downers Grove North Sectional title with a jump of 44-2.5. Mark Gregory and Mike Sandrolini contributed

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Plainfield North’s Kurt Palandech, a three-sport athlete, is the Voyager Media Male Athlete of the Year.



Kimmel looks to set ARCA wins record Several ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards story lines will accompany the 13th annual Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, July 21, including an opportunity for veteran Frank Kimmel to surpass Iggy Katona’s all-time win mark, and for rookie Ryan Blaney, who looks for his career-first win on the ARCA tour. Blaney, under the Penske Racing driver development program, will be at the helm of the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge at Chicagoland. In his most recent series starts, the third-generation driver finished second at Michigan Int’l Speedway and fifth on the Road America road course. “I am really excited to rejoin Cunningham Motorsports at Chicagoland,” Blaney said. “Again it will be my first time seeing this race track. Like the last two races that I ran with the Cunningham organization, MIS and Road America, I am looking forward to having a really fast car and getting a lot of experience at the track in preparation for my return to these tracks in Camping World Trucks and Nationwide.” If Blaney is victorious at Chicagoland, he’ll join a growing list of notable winners on the 1.5-mile Joliet, Illinois speedway, including Kimmel, who won at Chicagoland in 2003. Kimmel made big headlines at Winchester Speedway last Sunday, where the nine-time series champion tied Iggy Katona in alltime series victories, each with 79. “This is really something to

enjoy,” Kimmel said. “There were some family and friends here. It’s Indiana, my home state. Any win at Winchester is great, but this one I’m really going to enjoy.” Kimmel admitted that the possibility of tying Katona as the all-time series win leader crossed his mind during the race. “It crossed my mind, but then I told myself not to think about it too early,” Kimmel said. “When I saw the checkered flag, it was a sort of a flood of emotion. It is a big deal.” If Kimmel were to win at Chicagoland, he would become the only repeat ARCA winner there. Former ARCA Chicagoland winners also include Ed Berrier, who won the inaugural race in 2001, Steve Wallace, Michael McDowell, Ty Dillon, and Kevin Swindell, the defending race winner. In addition to no repeat winners, there have been no repeat pole winners either. Chad Blount (2002), Kimmel, Wallace (2006), McDowell (2007), and Swindell won from the pole. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. also won the pole in 2008. Three-time series champion Tim Steele, the all-time series superspeedway winner with 24, won the pole for inaugural race in 2001, but never won a race at Chicagoland. The Ansell ActivArmr 150 will follow the same-day NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 on Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. local central time, live on SPEED. Menards Pole Qualifying presented

by Ansell will accompany raceday activities at noon. Practice for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 will take place on Saturday from 4:10 through 6. will also feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activity.

Courtesy of ARCA

Frank Kimmel looks for ARCA record win No. 80 in Joliet.

WEEKLY RACING UPDATE JOHNSON SWEEPS DAYTONA It’s hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don’t tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion -- and reached another milestone at the Birthplace of Speed. In a wild race that featured two massive wrecks on the last lap alone, Johnson beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to record the first season sweep of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the 2.5-mile tri-oval since Bobby Allison accomplished the feat in 1982. As Johnson crossed the line at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag finish, the second of the two multicar accidents erupted behind him. Kevin Harvick stayed in front of the melee to run third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip. “Glad I was ahead of all the chaos,” said a relieved Stewart, who rode in the back for much of the evening before making his move to the front in the closing laps. The victory was Johnson’s fourth of the season -- tying Matt Kenseth for most in the series -- and the 64th of his career.

STANDINGS 2012 Sprint Cup Series 1) Jimmie Johnson 658 2) Clint Bowyer - 49 3) Carl Edwards -71 4) Kevin Harvick -73 5) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 110 6) Matt Kenseth -118 7) Kyle Busch -125 8) Greg Biffle -142 9) Kurt Busch -157 10) Tony Stewart -159 11) Martin Truex, Jr. -165 12) Kasey Kahne -168

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

558 -6 -14 -15 -17

2013 Coke Zero 400 finishers 1) Jimmie Johnson 2) Tony Stewart 3) Kevin Harvick 4) Clint Bowyer 5) Michael Waltrip 6) Kurt Busch 7) Jamie McMurray 8) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 9) Casey Mears 10) Ryan Newman 11) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 12) Kyle Busch 13) JJ Yeley 14) Danica Patrick 15) David Gilliland 16) Jeff Burton 17) Greg Biffle 18) Travis Kvapil 19) Terry Labonte 20) Trevor Bayne


Business & Real Estate


Burned out and can’t retire? Tips for a recharge Q. I’m 63 and have been working my whole life. I’m completely burned out but know I can’t afford to retire. I’m afraid my attitude is going to start affecting the quality of my work. How can I recharge my interest in my career? A. You can recharge your interest in your career by understanding your fatigue is not just your job but the monotony of doing the same tasks week in and week out. Our brains desperately need new challenges as we age or parts of our brain literally die off. Most baby boomers find themselves in your position after the economic impact of the recession. The dream of retirement has become just that: a dream. You may find it comforting to know that

even people who can afford to retire have to find new challenges. No one wants to feel irrelevant and useless in society. Retirement can lead to depression, illness or even death if the retiree doesn’t find new interests. Human beings are funny creatures in that we tend to exaggerate our feelings. If we’re thirsty, we think we can drink a lake. If we’re hot, we fantasize about being in a freezer. If we’re fatigued, we believe we’ll never want to do anything again. Many people imagine that retirement would be having time to watch grass grow and paint dry. The truth is that doing nothing would be satisfying for about a week and then all of us would grow restless. To work with your natural human tendencies,

give yourself breaks where you do nothing or do something completely different than your career. Take a sick leave day and stare at the ceiling. On weekends, take a trip to somewhere you’ve never explored. In the evenings, consider a class on anything you know nothing about. The idea here is to rest but also jolt your brain with novelty. When we feel burned out, partly we need to do nothing, but partly we need to get out of our ruts. The reason we joke about the grave and a rut having everything in common except the dimensions is because we can feel dead without newness. People who study aging brains tell us that the brain does some serious pruning after age 50. Your brain wants you to be efficient, so if you never use a part of your brain as you age, that part will cease to function.

Unless you want a limited and depressed brain at 80, change up your hobbies. You can bring this same perspective to your workplace. If you deal with things, look for opportunities to deal with people. If you deal with people, look for opportunities to deal with things. You know if your career mostly uses your right or left brain. Scan your workplace to find tasks that use the other side of your brain. In our workplaces, there will always be factors we cannot control (like being financially unable to retire). The trick to recharge your career is to put your creativity into the factors you can control (finding new challenges). Don’t get into the emotional trap of ruminating on what you can’t change or you’ll enter a cul-de-sac from which there is no escape.

Once you can accept (not like) the reality of having to work, avenues to enrich your current job will be obvious.

The last word(s) Q. I think my boss is sleeping with one of my coworkers. Is there a diplomatic way to ask if this is going on? A. No, investigating who is sleeping with whom is good for the career of gossip columnists and bad for the careers of everyone else.

Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006). You can contact Dr. Skube at www. or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. Sorry, no personal replies.

Mother’s blessing designed to get her son debt-free Dear Dave, My mom died a few years ago, and she left me an inheritance of $60,000 in stock. She was always investing and saving money. I could sell this and be debt-free while still having plenty left over, but I feel like I’ll lose a part of her if I do this. Do you have any advice? David Dear David, I didn’t know your mom, but from what you’ve told me, it sounds like she was a pretty smart and responsible lady. I don’t visualize her as the kind of person who would’ve said, “I’m going to leave you this stock. Always keep

it and never cash it out, no matter what happens.” A gift like this is someone wanting to bless another person with some of the good they accomplished in this world. It’s your mom’s way of giving you an opportunity to have a better life. In my mind, the best way for you to have a better life is to use the money to become debtfree then use the cash that used to go toward debt payment to invest. I know you loved your mom, but I think you’ve given this stock more power than she gave it.You’ve gotten her blessing, and that was to be a blessing to you. You know, you can be a blessing

to others in lots of different ways. She just accomplished it with the stock. Honor your mom and go be debt-free today.The time is now! —Dave

Thinking long term Dear Dave, My husband and I are in our 60s, and we don’t have long-term care insurance. It would cost us $8,000 a year at this point, and our annual income is $200,000. Do you think we should get this type of coverage? Toni Dear Toni, I’m a strong proponent of long-term care insurance once a person turns 60. Prior to that age

you have less than a one percent chance of spending time in a nursing home, so I wouldn’t spend a dime on it until then. A lot of agents and companies try to sell long-term care insurance to people who are 40 or 50 years old, and I just don’t believe in that stuff. But once you hit age 60, your chances of using it increase almost daily. At that point, it’s a smart buy, and you’ll get a great return on the investment. Eight thousand dollars annually is a lot of money, but nursing home costs can run $50,000 a year. My advice, Toni, is to buy longterm care insurance. I believe in having this type of coverage, even if you can afford to pay for care out of pocket. It takes

a lot of stress and worry out of growing older. Most ladies outlive their husbands, and a frequent scenario is that the man goes into the nursing home and drains the nest egg to pay for everything. Of course, this can happen the other way around, but I’m sure neither of you wants to leave the other in a bad situation. —Dave Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @ DaveRamsey and on the web at









Health & Fitness

Protect your family from burns scrapes and bites of summer By StatePoint Media

Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans concerned about using harsh chemicals on their bodies, families are frequently turning to natural alternatives that are just as effective. To help your family “go natural” in your skin remedies, follow these tips throughout your fun-filled summer.

Bugs Rather than spraying your yard with products that contain potentially harmful chemicals like DEET and PABA, consider citronella candles.The fragrance should not only keep bugs at bay, but the soft glow sets a pleasant mood for your al fresco meals and parties. Of course, you can also prevent being bugged all together by avoiding the outdoors during dusk, when mosquitos come out in full force. But when the outdoors calls, try applying a natural insect repellent. For example, JĀSÖN brand Quit Bugging Me! Insect Repellent Spray, is comprised of the active ingredients soybean oil and germanium oil, and is safe to apply on children (with adult supervision).


Follow these tips to protect your family from bug bites, sunburn and scrapes this summer.

If you do get bitten, don’t scratch.That can promote infection. Instead, apply a cold compress to the bite. It’s a tried and true inexpensive path to itch relief.

example, JĀSÖN brand Soothing Aloe Vera Gel soothes dry, irritated, sun damaged or newly shaven skin, while a boost of nourishing Allantoin and Vitamin B5 helps to replenish and recondition.



If your yard lacks shade, improve your eco-footprint and create shade by planting a tree or two.You may not be able to reap the shady benefits this year, but you’ll thank yourself in the future. You may also consider building a gazebo or porch overhang for more immediate relief from the sun. Wear a hat and sunglasses outdoors and apply a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Spend too long in the sun? Treat yourself to nature’s burn relief,Aloe Vera. Look for a gel that is free of parabens and artificial colors and phthalates. For

Bike rides, baseball, basketball and trips to the playground all present an opportunity for slips and falls. On such adventures, be sure to carry a small first aid kit so you can clean and cover minor injuries right away. A natural anti-bacterial alternative, JĀSÖN brand Pure Tea Tree Oil, delivers skin relief and is available at natural food stores such as Whole Foods Market. Pack cotton swabs and bandages in a variety of shapes and sizes to be best prepared. More information about protecting your skin naturally can be found at



Morris Hospital schedules diabetes education programs Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of free diabetes education programs for July. The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. A Diabetes Academy will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Channahon Park District Arrowhead Community Center, 24856 W. Eames St, Channahon. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of diabetes and the seven healthy

lifestyle interventions that are needed for complete diabetes self-care. A Carb Counting Class featuring a virtual grocery store tour will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 24, at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus, 27240 W. Saxony Dr., Channahon. Participants will learn to track daily carbohydrate intake, read labels and incorporate favorite foods into the diet. Registration is not required for diabetes programs at Morris Hospital. All programs are free. For more information, call 815-705-7367.



Sentinel 07-10-13  

Sentinel 07-10-13

Sentinel 07-10-13  

Sentinel 07-10-13