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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vol. 17 No. 31

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Don’t Sweat It Triple-digit temps plague area residents, businesses By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter


week-long heat wave came to an end Saturday evening to the relief of residents across the suburban area. A stretch of triple-digit temperatures had most everyone indoors for the week, even on Independence Day, when area

temperatures were reported as high as 102 degrees. While neighboring Cook County has reported 18 heat-related deaths, here in Will County, people fared much better. Plainfield residents fared well in last week’s heat. Despite setting up a See HEAT, page 27

“I usually love the Fourth of July, with the parades and fireworks. But this year, we stayed inside and watched movies on TV,” Margaret McAffrey, Shorewood resident




Distraction burglary program offered to Troy Township seniors Thanks to the joint efforts of local law enforcement agencies, service organizations and residents, Troy TRIAD is bringing another program to the seniors of Troy Township. Join Troy TRIAD on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. as Sgt. Teri Ellingham, from the Will County Sheriff’s Police informs

Troy Township seniors about distraction burglary. Distraction burglary is becoming more and more popular and seniors need to know how to recognize it. Learn tips which will help you be aware of who is knocking at your door and how to recognize if they are a legitimate service employee. The program is open to all

Shorewood slips through cracks of recent storm By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

In what has been described as the worst wind storm the area has seen in 18 years, gusts of 80 and 90 miles an hour left thousands of residents wearied and without power as temperatures rose to triple digits. Nearly 60,000 ComEd customers lost power. More than 40,000 of which were in the Joliet area, as residents fought

to keep cool, save groceries, and keep small businesses up and running. But in Shorewood, officials report damage was minimal, and cleared quickly. “There was no significant damage reported in town,” said Shorewood public works director Roger Barrowman. “There were a couple of trees down here and there, but most See STORM, page 27

residents of Troy Township and will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. Light morning refreshments will be served.The event includes free admission and free parking but seating is limited. Please call 815-7441968 to reserve your seat. Troy TRIAD is a branch of

Will County TRIAD for Seniors which is made up of the sheriff, the police and seniors in an effort to reduce crime against the elderly as well as to unite the senior population with law enforcement, community service agencies and other individuals to identify, educate and address specific needs in the senior community.

For more information about Troy TRIAD call the Will County Sheriff’s Elderly Services Section at 815-727-5678, send an email to or visit the Will County Sheriff’s webpage for TRIAD at http:// publicaffairs/triad.html. RSVP by July 9, 2012 by calling 815-744-1968.



Joliet homeowners receive energy savings certification Georgene Jaback, Bob Woods and Georgene’s mother Janet are number one, and their homes are more comfortable because of it. Georgene Jaback and Woods of Joliet, and Janet Jaback of Elmwood Park received the first Energy Star Silver Certificate in their respective counties. They were also the sixth and first in the state, respectively. The certificate is awarded as part of the new program to homeowners who invest in qualified home energy upgrades that reduce energy use by at least 15 percent. To earn the certification, the improvements must follow Illinois Home Performance guidelines. The program is managed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. It was a visit to Janet Jaback that got the Joliet twosome working toward the Silver Certificate. Georgene Jaback said her mother’s house was noticeably more comfortable. “That’s how I got the

• Insulation installed on attic floor; and • Insulation installed in conditioned basement.

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh (from left), homeowners Bob Woods and Georgene Jaback, and Mayor Tom Giarrante stand outside Woods and Jaback’s Frederick Street home after being presented with the Energy Star Silver Certificate and a proclamation from the city of Joliet for making energy improvements to their home.

information,” Georgene said. Georgene Jaback and Woods contacted Green Energy Improvement of Oak Park, the same home performance improvement company Janet Jaback used, and asked for an energy audit. The resulting

efficiency upgrades on their Frederick Street home reduced the air leakage rate by 35 percent. The improvements made at their home include: • Air sealing in the attic, basement and perimeter walls;

The couple recently showed Will County Executive Larry Walsh and Mayor Tom Giarrante around the house, taking them to the basement to see the air sealing. Walsh presented the Silver certificate to the couple, and Giarrante gave them a proclamation from the city extolling what they have done. “Any time someone can save money and energy, it’s a good thing,” said Walsh. “I’d like to see more homes across Will County earn this designation, reducing the need for energy consumption.” Giarrante said, “Homeowners like Georgene and Bob are leading the way to a more environmentally conscientious future. Joliet is proud to have them as residents.” According to the Illinois Energy Office, the improvements will help the couple reduce their energy consumption by 17

percent and save the couple an estimated $238 on their annual utility bill. It will also improve the resale value of the home and allow it to be listed as a green and sustainable home on the Chicago-area Multiple Listing Service should they decide to sell. While Jaback and Woods are happy with the energy savings, they also are enjoying the difference in the comfort of the more than 50-year-old house they have called home for seven years. “I noticed the difference in my home right away,” Georgene said. “The floors are warmer. I can walk around in my bare feet now, even when it is cold out. It is even warm in my basement, which has been cold since the day I purchased my place. “Surprisingly, it is also much more quiet in my home. When there was a thunderstorm… I could hardly hear the rain on the roof.” For more information on how to start the process, visit www.

Area feels the heat with week of highs By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

A week-long heat wave came to an end Saturday evening to the relief of residents across the suburban area.A stretch of tripledigit temperatures had most everyone indoors for the week, even on Independence Day, when area temperatures were reported as high as 102 degrees. While neighboring Cook County has reported 18 heatrelated deaths, here in Will County, people fared much better. The July 4 high temperature of 102 degrees, at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, tied the old record of 102 set in 1911. Joliet had a high of 99 degrees. “I usually love the Fourth of July, with the parades and fireworks. But this year, we stayed inside and watched movies on TV,” Shorewood resident Margaret McAffrey said. “We ate popcorn instead of corn on the cob.” With elevated temperatures comes poor air quality, and last week was no exception. The

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency declared July 7 an Air Pollution Action Day because of elevated ground-level ozone, and recommended limiting outdoor activities, especially those that cause ground level ozone from exhaust and other motorized fumes. Plainfield residents fared well in last week’s heat. Despite setting up a cooling center at the Plainfield Police Department, Chief John Konopek said it went unused, and there were no police-reported issues relating to the extreme temperatures. “There were minor power outages, a house here or there, but they were short lived with no real impact,” he said. Perhaps the biggest inconvenience of the high temperatures and little rain was the Plainfield Park District’s cancellation of the fireworks show after the Patriotic Picnic. Officials cut the show nearly a week ahead of time, after low drought-like conditions created worry over potential fire. “The actual Patriotic Picnic

had a lower turnout than previous years but still I would estimate 400-500 people came out in the heat,” Konopek said. “Obviously if the fireworks would have concluded the night more people more than likely would have came for the early activities.” The Forest Preserve District’s Ellis House Equestrian Center cancelled its popular Family Fun Night for Friday, citing the high temperatures as a danger to the animals. “Horses are hanging in there, we are making sure they have access to plenty of water as well as hosing them down to cool off,” said Tina Villareal, event coordinator at the Minooka horse farm last week.“They have freedom to the indoor arena which gets them out of the direct sun. We also have fans in the barn to help circulate the airflow.” For animals in the heat, the key is relaxation. “The most important thing we aren’t doing is working them,”she said. “In these extreme weather

conditions it’s in everyone’s best interest to be as inactive outdoors as possible and stay hydrated.“ The forecast for the Will County area this week is in the mid to high 80s, welcome

respite to area residents. But still, the area needs rain. In response to the dry weather many area communities have instituted watering restrictions or all-out bans on yard watering until rainfall increases.



Preserving Our Past Division Street Bridge one of first local landmarks By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

Over the next several weeks, the Bugle will shed insight into the Will County Historic Preservation Commission. Preserving Our Past will journey to a handful of registered Will County historic landmarks, take a closer look into the historic survey process, and introduce readers to members of the commission and the work that they do. The first stop in the Preserving Our Past series is the Division Street Bridge, which was constructed in Lockport Township in 1899. But the bridge’s future was not always guaranteed.

A Look Back No longer in use, the Division Street Bridge is a remnant of the region’s industrial past. It was constructed at the same time as the Sanitary and Ship Canal, which replaced the I & M Canal as an important link between Lake Michigan and

the Mississippi River. The historic bridge is made up of three different sections, or trusses, which together span over 500 feet. Originally, the Division Street Bridge was needed to span the tailrace from the controlling works of the Sanitary Canal located north of Ninth Street. The bridge is located within the Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve. This link to the region’s past and the living history that the structure represents are a couple of the reasons why John Lamb, vice chairman and historian for the Will County Historic Preservation Commission, nominated the Division Street Bridge for the Will County Register of Historic Places in 1994. “We had been working on a number of items in the area here at the time,” Lamb said. “It was one of the things we thought should be saved.” A resident of Lockport since 1956, Lamb’s love for history led to his involvement in the Lockport Heritage and Architecture Commission and the Will County HPC. After

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The Division Street Bridge, located inside the Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve, was constructed in 1899.

working nearly 40 years as a history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Lamb’s focus shifted after his retirement in 1994 to historic preservation. “The whole purpose to me of historic preservation is

to preserve that part of our history that is never in a sense recorded, like the Civil War or something,” Lamb said. “But that history is there and it’s important for people to see. That part of the past that is still there.”

The Division Street Bridge was approved as a Will County Landmark on Feb. 16, 1995, making it and the Renwick Road Bridge, which was approved on the same date, See LANDMARK, page 5

Will County gets new command vehicle The Will County Emergency Management Agency has taken delivery of a 46-foot mobile emergency command and communications vehicle. The vehicle was built by Farber Specialty Vehicles in Columbus, Ohio, using a Freightliner chassis, Cummins diesel engine and Allison automatic transmission. It is 13 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 42,260 pounds. It arrived June 23. Will County Executive Larry Walsh said the command center will benefit all corners of the County. “The vehicle will serve as a mobile command post for major emergencies, as well as large public events,”Walsh said.“It can also serve as a back-up dispatch center in communications emergencies. We’re pleased to have this state-of-the-art command center to aid our

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The Will County Emergency Management Agency recently took possession of a new mobile command center. The state-of-the-art vehicle will serve as a command post during major emergencies.

residents’ safety should the need arise.” Harold Damron, EMA Director, said the mobile unit has work spaces for 10 command

personnel, three spots capable of handling 911 calls and one additional position for amateur radio and aircraft communications. It contains 16

radios that can be computercontrolled by any work station in the van. The vehicle has two 20 kilowatt diesel generators, each of which can power the vehicle for about 48 hours before refueling, Damron said. Damron explained that it was a years-long process to obtain the new vehicle. His office originally applied for a Homeland Security grant for the vehicle in the fall of 2008.That grant and other federal funds paid for the entire cost of the vehicle. The 911-related equipment was funded by the Will County 911 System. While other counties have command centers, Will County’s new vehicle is a rarity. “There are other mobile command centers elsewhere in our area and around the state, but only a handful in the state that provide this level of capability,”

Damron said. “As one of the largest counties in the country, we have incidents that call for this type of capability.” The Emergency Management Agency is under the County Executive’s office. For additional information about the agency, go to or its Facebook page. The command center will be on display during the July 19, Will County Board meeting.


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This photo of the Division Street Bridge was taken in 1923.

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The Division Street Bridge is not in use today and access to the bridge is restricted.

LANDMARK Continued from page 4 the first two structures to be granted landmark status under the, then, newly created HPC. “Both of those bridges would have been destroyed, because they were obsolete,” Lamb said. In addition to the Division Street Bridge, Lamb nominated the Renwick Road Bridge in Plainfield Township and the Patrick Fitzpatrick House in Lockport Township.

Saving the Past This designation, however, wasn’t the end of the Division

Street Bridge’s story. The local landmark status, which is different from the national or state registers, is protective and grants local oversight to Will County officials. This protection helped to prevent the Division Street Bridge from destruction just years after it became a landmark. In 1994, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a survey of two bridges that crossed the Des Plaines River and connected to the Lockport Lock and Dam. Those bridges were the Division Street Bridge and the Ninth Street Bridge The Corps determined that the $1.5 million it would cost to destroy the bridge and erect a new one was more cost effective than servicing the

century-old bridge. Lamb said the battle over destroying the bridge, much like the bridge’s history, was linked to Ship and Sanitary Canal. “The Corps controls the sides of the Ship and Sanitary Canal,” Lamb said. “The Corps was anxious to develop the lock. So they would have been happy to get rid of that bridge.” After a lengthy battle between the Corps and the HPC, a new bridge was constructed in 2002 near 16th Street, and the original Division Street Bridge was saved. Lamb credited the outcome on the bridge’s designation as a local landmark. “When we got the bridge labeled as a historic monument, the Corps can’t tear it down without local support,” Lamb said. The bridge can be viewed from inside the Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve.


Will County event promotes fair housing The Will County Land Use Department hosted an Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing workshop on June 20 at the County Office Building. The event was designed to educate people across the county about the requirements of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. “Will County takes its certification very seriously and we are willing to take the lead in educating the public about fair housing,” Will County Executive Larry Walsh said. “We stand ready to work with HUD (the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) and local stakeholders to ensure we will not knowingly condone any outright violations to the fair housing law.” The workshop was conducted by Diversity, Inc., a East Hazel Crest-based intergovernmental, not for profit organization formed to create and maintain the social, economic, and commercial conditions which foster racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse residential communities. In support of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which broadly states,“It is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States.” Diversity, Inc. helps describe the law and ensure all involved

parties are in compliance. “We also want to educate the protected classes about their opportunities under the law,” said Ron Pullman, director of Will County’s Community Development Division. “We are not taking this responsibility lightly. We have signed an agreement with the federal government in order to receive federal funding for our programs and we want to conform to the law.” More than 30 realtors, lenders, members of not for profits and municipal leaders attended the workshop, which provided detailed information about fair housing laws. Pullman noted the importance of understanding the rules under HUD funding for housing and community development. “HUD is taking a close look at these communities who receive its funding and certifications,” Pullman said. “Outright failure to identify and attempt to correct public and private policies in violation of the Fair Housing Act will no longer be tolerated by HUD. Workshops such as this ensure Will County agencies are in compliance.” For more information about fair housing in Will County, visit the Will County Land Use Department website at www. or call 815-774-7890.


Police Blotter


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6 4 2 1 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.

paid that day and had $1400 in his wallet.The victim then drove away, and stated that he possibly struck the third subject with his vehicle.The victim sustained four one-inch cuts to his left arm, and his head and neck were sore.


Estella Wofford, 48, 460 Pennsylvania Ave., Aurora, was cited June 26 for operating an uninsured motor vehicle with suspended registration near S. Larkin and McDonough.

At 2:45 p.m. June 25, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Provena St. Joseph Hospital regarding a 33-yearold male victim who had been stabbed. Victim stated while traveling west in his vehicle on Patterson Road, he stopped at the intersection of Patterson and Brandon. Three male subjects approached him and grabbed him around the neck. The subjects told the victim to get out of the car, and threatened to shoot him. The victim refused, and one subject began punching his head. The victim grabbed his wallet and threw it to a subject leaning inside the passenger side window, stating he had gotten



Nichole Pyzynski, 23, 1721 Mystic Drive, Plainfield, was cited June 26 for speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle with suspended registration near Caton Farm Road and Enid.


Tamara Edwards, 31, 1110 E. Jackson, Joliet, was cited June 27 for driving without a valid license and failure to signal near Fourth and Miller.


On June 27, persons unknown entered two unlocked vehicles in the 2400


block of Burbank and stole miscellaneous change. On June 27, persons unknown entered an unlocked truck in the 0-100 block of Peale and stole tools and change. Subjects then stole a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix.


Heather Randolph, 25, 123 Jessie, Joliet, was arrested June 28 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug equipment at a Speedway gas station, 436 S. Briggs.



license, and a traffic sign violation near S. Chicago and Patterson Road. Robert Guthrie, 35, 130 Davison, Joliet, was arrested at his residence for battery on July 1.


Sergio Guzman, 33, 324 Stone, Joliet, was arrested July 2 for DUI, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving with a revoked driver’s license.



On June 30, a woman reported she had parked her vehicle in the parking lot of the Cellar Nightclub, 111 Patterson Road, at 9 p.m. and when she left the club at midnight it was gone.

Arthur E. Morgan, 36, 1310 Arthur Ave., Lockport, was arrested June 26 near Amherst and Princeton for delivery of cannabis under 30 grams.

Penny Lyn Crawford, 37, 217 Bridge, Wilmington, was arrested June 30 for DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a revoked

On June 26, persons unknown broke into a residence in the 300 block of Dellwood and stole two flat screen televisions and a Playstation 2.






On June 26, persons unknown caused damage to a vinyl-sided home in the 100 block of Princeton by shooting it with a bullet. A 40-caliber bullet casing was found.


Willie E. Johnson, 63, 1332 Fairmount Ave., Joliet, was arrested June 27 near Fairmount and Princeton for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug equipment.


On June 29, persons unknown stole a 3-year-old tan quarter horse and a saddle from a barn in the 18000 block of W. Oak Avenue. The horse is described as having a scar on its front left quarter and a three inch scar on the left side of its neck. Loss is valued at $6500.


Enreque Velez, 24, 321 Herkimer, Joliet, was arrested June 29 near Caton Farm Road and Oakland for speeding, driving without a valid license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and improper use of registration.



What’s on your mind? You are invited to use the Forum page of The Bugle to express your opinions about matters that affect our community. E-mail your letter to Matt Honold, managing editor, at For more information, call (815) 436-2431. Letters to the editor must include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Please try to limit your comments to 500 words or less. The editors reserve the right to publish, condense, revise or reject any submissions.

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Silver Cross Golf Classic raises $130K The Silver Cross Foundation raised $130,000 at the 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic on June 25. Held at the historic Midlothian Country Club, 224 golfers came out to support the new Silver Cross Hospital. “Thanks to the Golf Outing committee and volunteers, we are able to provide the highest quality, personalized health care to the people of Will County and the entire region through the building of our new hospital that is modern and designed for tomorrow’s technology,” said Larry Johnson, vice president of the Silver Cross Foundation. “Our continued commitment to enhancing the Silver Cross Experience is just one of the reasons why we are one of the 100 Top Hospital in the nation for seven consecutive years.” On Feb. 26, Silver Cross Hospital opened a replacement hospital at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and the Interstate 355 extension, to ensure it continues its mission of providing healthcare to all area

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Rudy Mahalik, Jr., Silver Cross Charity Golf Classic Chairman presents Mary Bakken, Chief Operating Officer for Silver Cross Hospital with a check for $130,000 from funds raised at the Silver Cross Charity Golf Classic on June 27 at Midlothian Country Club.

residents for the next century. The Hospital has 289 beds and is over 600,000 square feet. Silver Cross Hospital is the only community hospital in the Chicago area to be named a Thomson Reuters 100 Top

Hospitals National Award Winner for seven consecutive years. The new facility is designed to ensure Silver Cross achieves the same level of excellence for generations to come. Highlights include:

Glasgow teaming up with Heartland, local mom to host second blood drive Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is again partnering with Heartland Blood Centers and local mom Jennifer Babec to host a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Friday July 13 at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, 121 N. Chicago St. in Joliet. The State’s Attorney’s Office is across the street from the historic Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet. State’s Attorney Glasgow and Joliet resident Jennifer Babec – whose young daughter required more than 20 blood transfusions during her successful battle against cancer – are working together to bring three of Heartland Blood Center’s mobile coaches to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday. Jennifer is Heartland’s top volunteer

coordinator. The State’s Attorney’s Office will have some fun to encourage donations: Country Station 98.3 WCCQ’s Carol McGowan will host a live morning broadcast at the State’s Attorney’s Office. Heartland volunteers will serve pulled pork sandwiches courtesy of Baby Back Blues BBQ of Plainfield. Come hungry…they’ll start serving sandwiches first thing in the morning.  There will be donuts and coffee too for those who prefer more traditional breakfast fare. Every donor will receive a gift card for a free quart of Oberweis Dairy Ice Cream. Heartland will also raffle a deluxe barbecue set to one lucky donor. Blood donations drop significantly during summer

months due to vacations and summer closings of local high schools and colleges. Twenty five percent of Heartland’s blood supply comes from school drives. The July 13 drive will be an opportunity to boost the local supply. Heartland is the sole provider of blood and blood products for Silver Cross Hospital and Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. State’s Attorney Glasgow is encouraging anyone who works in or plans to visit downtown Joliet to take roughly 30 minutes to donate blood on July 13. Appointments guarantee you will move quickly through the process and can be made by calling Jennifer Babec at (815) 325-4282, or by visiting Heartland Blood Centers online at www.heartlandbc. org. Walk-in donors also will be welcomed.

• An enhanced partnership with Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) – the number one Rehabilitation Hospital in the Nation, and the creation of The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, brings increased pediatric, rehabilitation and cancer expertise to Will and the surrounding counties. • Hospital’s design creates efficiencies between departments and promote an environment that helps patients heal faster. • All 289 patient rooms are built to accommodate today’s medical technology to reduce unnecessary transfers, the risk of infection and injury. • Integration of evidencebased design has been proven to help in the healing process and contribute to a speedier recovery for patients. Some of the many ways that evidencebased design is being used in

the new hospital is with large, private patient rooms, natural and enhanced lighting, sound and noise control, cheerful yet calming colors, ties to nature, bedside care and dedicated family areas to improve care with more personalized treatment. • More efficient environment that reduces wait times. Easier way-finding for visitors and patients. • The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, set in a soothing, spa-like environment, continues to offer the latest breast cancer testing available– full field digital mammography, breast ultrasound and breast biopsies, bone densitometry and baseline heart screenings. For a video tour of the Center for Women’s Health, visit www. To assist the area’s only community hospital in its initiative to bring state-of-theart lifesaving services close to home, call the Silver Cross Foundation at 815-300-7105.

Calendar ONGOING “Hooks & Needles” Needlecraft Club. Second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lockport Branch Library, Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th Street. Bring your needlework or other craft projects to work on, and sit back and enjoy chatting and sharing skills with other “crafters.” Refreshments will be offered! Please register with the Adult Services Desk. To register, or for further information on this program, please contact the Lockport Branch Library at 815838-0755, or check our website at http://www.whiteoaklibrary. org. Serenity On Sunday Al-Anon Family Group. Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W. Eames Street, Channahon. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. There are no fees or dues. Each group is self-supporting with voluntary contributions. As a mutual helping group, there is no other affiliation. Feel free to visit for more information or to leave a message on the Al-Anon line at 815-7739623. Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group Meeting. 10 a.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Group in the LDRP Class Room, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet (second floor). Babies are welcome.Bring your breastfeeding questions, concerns and success stories. Meets on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. Call the Lactation Hotline for more details 815-725-7133, ext. 3890 or visit our events page online. Senior Services Center of Will County Activities. Senior Services Center of Will County wants to keep seniors healthy and living independently as long as possible. Tai Chi is offered at the center on Tuesdays and other locations throughout the county. This is a 12-week program and is enjoyed by all the seniors that participate. Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays as we walk the mall. Not only do you get the benefit of walking twice a week, once a month we offer a free breakfast at Panera and an opportunity to hear a speaker provided by Provena Health. You can take a 12-week Tai Chi class for a $20 suggested donation, and you can join our Westfield Walkers Club for $25 per year. For more information please give us a

call at 815-723-9713. Rockdale Lions Club Weekly Bingo. On Mondays door will open at 4 p.m., the early bird game will start at 6 p.m. and regular games start at 7 p.m. So come on out to our club at 48 Meadow Ave. in Rockdale, IL for an evening of bingo and fun. Contact our club at 815-729-3201 or Lion Steve at 815-791-8282 or Lion Wayne at 708-341-4433. 2012 Junior Golf Camps. 2 – 4 p.m., June 11 – 14 at Inwood Golf Club. The cost is $150 per student for four days of two-hour group instruction that focus on the fundamentals of golf and individual analysis of golf mechanics. General manager Brian Legan will coordinate the program. The instructor will be John Platt, 2011 Illinois Teaching Professional of the Year. Sign up at Inwood, 3200 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. For more information, call 815.741.7265 or email Brian Legan at Freedom From Smoking Program. 6–7:30 p.m. at Lewis University, 1 University Parkway, Romeoville. The Will County Health Department will be offering the highly effective program. According to the

American Lung Association, people who complete the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own. The program will meet each Tuesday for seven weeks, beginning April 24. Joliet Lupus Support Group Meeting. 6:15 - 8 p.m. at the Provena Physical Rehab & Sports Injury Center, 2132 Jefferson St. (in Marycrest Plaza),Joliet.Anyone with lupus or a family member or friend with lupus is welcome to join this group. Meeting dates for 2012 are on the 4th Wednesdays of odd months: 7/25, 9/26, and 11/28. Contact Tari at (815) 3512544 or e-mail: tlapurdue82@ Go for more information on lupus. Lunch and Learn. A wonderful way to study the Torah! Thursdays, noon – 1:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per week; please RSVP at 815-7414600. Garage Sale/Vendor Participants Wanted. Garage sale and vendor participants are wanted for the May 19th Friends of the Plainfield Library Garage Sale & Vendor Market (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).The event will be hosted on the library’s property between Rt.

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL JULY 11, 2012 59 and S. Illinois Street. Over 60 10x10 sites are available. Garage sale participant sites go for $15, while vendor sites go for $40. This year the Radio Shopping Show out of Elgin will also be participating. Anyone wanting to participate should contact Barbara Ebeling at 815.439.8184 or email WomenHeart Support Group. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the PSJMC Conference Room A at 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. WomenHeart of Joliet is here for you to provide the support, education and friendships that you need to live well with heart disease. WomenHeart will offer information and support that you may not find with your friends and loved ones. We can share fears, thoughts, and concerns in a relaxed and caring environment. For more information or agenda please call Michele at (815) 7034142. Birth after Cesarean. This group meets the first Monday every month in Romeoville from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please come for encouragement, support, and information to plan for your natural birth after cesarean. All


babes-in-arms are welcome too. Call Melanie at 253-861-5897 or with any questions. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment. Every third Monday of the month at 6-7:30 p.m. at SOS Children’s Village, 17545 Village Lane, Lockport. This volunteer non-profit environmental organization is dedicated to serving Will County and the surrounding area. For more information or a meeting agenda, call Ellen Rendulich at 815-834-1611. Are you affected by someone’s drinking? Open meetings are held every third Friday of the month from 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. at 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. Contact Al-anon/Alateen at 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg. org for more information. Circle of Hope Al-Anon Family Group. Sundays at 1:302:30 p.m. at Joliet Alano Club (back entrance), 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. This on-going support group with no fees or dues is for all families and friends of problem drinkers, especially those who are affected today by See CALENDAR, page 10



CALENDAR Continued from page 9 growing up in an alcoholic home. For more information contact Al--Anon/Alateen 815-773-9623 or visit for more information Strive 4 Hope. Second and fourth Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Joliet Moose Lodge #300, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. This is a support group, which welcomes all cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends. Call Sharon at 815-349-5458 or Carrie at 815-730-0134 for more information. Need a Job or GED Classes? Education Service Network NFP Inc.’s Career Seekers GED/Workforce program, a program of the Regional Office of Education is located at 179 North Chicago St. Joliet, Illinois 60432. We offer GED classes/resume preparation/ job placement for participants between the ages of 16 and 21. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We also offer GED classes at our satellite site at the Friendship Centre at HighPoint, 175 South HighPoint Drive, Romeoville on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 815774-8902 or 815-774-8922. Breast cancer support group. 7-8:30 p.m. at Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, 2614 West Jefferson St., Joliet.The Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For more information call Pattie at 815-436-7640. Diabetes Support Group. 7 p.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Support Group for adults with diabetes, support person welcome. Different topics will be discussed each month. Share your experiences and learn as you work towards achieving control over your diabetes. Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Call 815-725-7133 ext. 3224 for more info. Wii Gaming Afternoons. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the Shorewood Public Library. Stop by to use the library’s Wii,

set up in the Young Adult area. No early registration required, just sign up on the day at the reference desk for 30-minute slots. Bring your friends for multiplayer, or sign up on your own. Ages 1318 only. Pool Classes for Arthritis. Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Willow Falls Recreation Center, 1691 Willow Circle Dr., Crest Hill. Morning and evening classes are available. For details and registration call Valerie Brockman at 815-773-6229. Young Widows Support Group. Meets once a month at varying locations in the Plainfield/Joliet area. Open to those who have lost a partner and are ready to begin healing and moving forward in life by sharing their experiences with others. Children are welcome. For more information please contact Amanda at widowswearstilettos Large Food Pantry. To better serve your needs, Power Connection’s Large Food Pantry will now be open on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 1 to 6:45 p.m. Due to the holiday, our Large Pantry will be open on Tuesday, May 29th, at 999 Remington Blvd, Suite F, Bolingbrook, and grab a shopping cart! Next month, June 11 and 25. For a $20 donation you can shop the aisles of canned/boxed goods, drinks, deserts, snacks, breads, fruits & vegetables. You will also receive a pre-selected bag of meat.There is no income verification and all residents of Illinois are welcome. The Clothing Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on those Mondays. We carry clothing for men/women/children as well as household items, furniture, sundries, toys and so much more! Cleaning out your house? We accepts donations MondayThursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (630) 679-6899 or visit www. for more information/services available such as our Extension Food Pantry, Computer Classes, Forklift Classes. Volunteer opportunities also available to serve your community!

JULY 11 Adult Book Discussion Group. 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy Public Library. Join the group as they discuss “Haunted Ground” by Erin Hart. For information, call 815-7251712.



JULY 13 Movie in the Park—The Smurfs. 7 p.m. at ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium.Grab your blanket and snacks and come out to this family friendly FREE event. Movies will be shown on a giant inflatable movie screen.Events will take place starting at 7 pm with games, contests, and concessions. Movies will be shown at dusk. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. Movie titles subject to change.

JULY 14 WOW (Widow or Widowers) Discussion. 1 p.m. at Westview Baptist Church, 24551 West Black Road, Shorewood. Cheryl Lockwood, a representative from Illinois Senior Medicare Control, will be speaking on fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, call 815-423-5278. Summer Open House. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary Nativity Catholic School, 702 N. Broadway, Joliet. St. Mary Nativity will be hosting a summer open house for parents and their children. We offer an excellent academic program and low student-teacher ratio for children age three years old through grade eight. For more information call us at 815722-8518 or visit us at www. Readathon. 12 to 3 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road. (Grades 6-12) Do you want to be a book ninja? Will you accept the challenge to read for three straight hours? ARC’s, snacks and drinks will be provided. Dominate Your Barbeque Grill. Event is at the Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road. Chef Michael Niksic ignited the Mesquite Grilling cooking wave that swept over the Chicago area in the 80”s. Check out why as he shares his knowledge and how to apply it in your backyard! Topics to be included: grill preparation, building a fire, choosing good utensils, myth busting, cool recipes for seasoning blends, a marinade recipe, and a grilling demonstration. Free food samples will be provided. Join us on the back patio - rain or shine. Registration is required. For more information, call 815-740-2660.

JULY16 Individual Computer Help. 2 to 4 p.m. at the ShorewoodTroy Public Library. Need some individual help with e-mail,

Microsoft Word, or surfing the Internet? Sign up for a one-onone session with a reference librarian. Please reserve your space between 2 and 4 p.m. at the reference desk in advance. For information, call 815-725-1712.

JULY 17 Adult Craft – Mosaic Teacup Birdfeeders. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy Public Library. Renee and Geralyn will instruct you how to create an adorable birdfeeder made out of a teacup and saucer. You must be able to attend on July 17 and July 24 - this craft requires drying time. Space is limited so please register in advance. For information, call 815-725-1712.

JULY 18 JCWC 2012 “God Bless America”. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road. Ladies, join us for a delicious breakfast while a representative of Operation Care Package shares what they do for soldiers captured by the Taliban. Bring a friend and make new ones. The cost is $12 inclusive. Speaker Star Paterson from Carmel, In. has a background in social work and counseling. Currently trains leaders in a variety of settings. She will share how her fears change to ‘peace’ in her talk ‘Less Stress, Please!” Free nursery for moms. For reservation call Terri at 815-714-2702 or Mary at 815-730-4944.

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1 Bike part 6 Boo-boo 10 Call heard at night 14 Upstage a costar, perhaps 15 No trouble at all 16 Within: Pref. 17 Very angry, informally? 19 Don Juan’s love 20 European cheese with a Protected Designation of Origin 21 Alehouse 23 High regard 24 Two-time ‘80s-’90s Senate majority leader 25 Roman trio 26 Tackle box item for liberals? 30 Head of Québec 33 New driver, typically 35 Heart line 36 Crew member 37 1947 South Seas traveler 39 Wrongdoing 40 Hobbit on a quest 42 California’s __

Valley 43 Deep-six 44 Chuck steak, for example? 46 Carol opener 48 One of the guys 49 Cling cause 53 Twins in the sky 56 “The Legend of Zelda: __ of Time”: video game 57 Base runner? 58 What 17-, 26and 44-Across are, figuratively and literally 61 Temerity 62 Words after step or sleep 63 IV part 64 Pay to play 65 A fish named Dory helped find him 66 Starts fishing


1 In and of itself 2 Throws off 3 Shirk responsibility 4 One playing the field, e.g. 5 Alphabet soup bit 6 Bouquet greenery 7 Thai language 8 Navy ship letters 9 Words on a “greatest hits” album 10 Bar drunk’s comeuppance 11 Generous words 12 Febreze target 13 Having a hard time deciding 18 Recover from a knockout 22 Central Asia’s __ Mountains 24 It’s in your jeans 26 “__ Bleed”: Stones album 27 Roughly 28 Soul great Redding 29 24-Across’s state: Abbr. 30 Flavorabsorbing food 31 Holliday friend

32 De __: excessive 34 Come next 37 Mullah’s text 38 Velvet Elvis, e.g. 41 “The King of Kings” (1927) director 43 Winter Palace woman 45 Like some earrings 47 Like biased writing? 50 Turns blue, perhaps 51 Like a noble gas 52 Hidalgo houses 53 Hung up on, with “over” 54 McGregor of “Emma” (1996) 55 Shed 56 Bi- cubed 59 Somme one 60 Matchstickremoving game

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.



Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • SUEDE • PANDA • TAMPER • PRISON


Mattresses can provide this -MEANS OF “SUPPORT”




Bugle Kids

INSIDE: Ludwig tabbed as Female Athlete of the Year, page 14; Bain is 2012 Male Athlete of the Year, page 16



Slammers get three All-Stars; CrackerJacks get six By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After posting four Frontier League All-Stars en route to winning the league title in the team’s first year of existence last year, the Joliet Slammers sent three All-Stars this year. The game was played yesterday in Normal, IL.

BASEBALL Representing Joliet were Abel Nieves, Amalio Diaz and Hector Pellot. Nieves was selected as a starter in the outfield for the West Division while Diaz, the Slammers’ closer, was named to the pitching staff and Pellot is a reserve infielder. Nieves, 26, has played every position for the Slammers this season except for center field, catcher and pitcher. He is currently hitting a team-leading .356 with four home runs and 25 RBI, while scoring 33 runs. He played two years at Middle Georgia College before being picked by the Angels in the 50th round of the 2004 draft. He played at the Triple-A level in 2010 before spending the 2011 season playing in his native Venezuela.

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Slammers closer Amalio Diaz is a Frontier League All-Star in his first year with the team.

“I come out every day and work hard and get good results,” Nieves said. “It is all about being professional and come ready to work every day and now have guys going to the All-Stars.

Hopefully me and Hector get hits and Amalio makes some pitches and we represent well.” Diaz has struck out 24 batters in 20.2 innings and has 10 saves on the season and a 2.61 ERA.

The 25-year-old righty signed with the Angels out of Venezuela at the age of 18. Diaz reached the Double-A level and got promoted to Triple-A by the Angels in 2010.

“I feel amazing,” Diaz said. “I thank them for the opportunity to play here. I am happy that I am doing my job. When you go See ALL-STARS, page 19




Ludwig top female athlete By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

Downers South’s all-state soccer forward Sarrah Ludwig said she was “kind of shocked” when informed that she is the Voyager Media Female Multisport Athlete of the Year for 2011-12. “I didn’t even know I was up for nomination,” she said. “It makes me really happy.” Several opponents throughout the area fell victim to Ludwig’s knack for scoring clutch goals. The four-year starter netted 29 in her just-concluded senior season while helped lead the Mustangs to a third-place finish at the Class 3A state finals. But she also was a thorn in foes’ sides on the basketball court. Ludwig, a two-year starter for coach Ellen O’Brien’s club, played either shooting guard or small forward. She averaged in double figures this past season while the Mustangs won 33 games during her two-year varsity career. Ludwig had considered giving up basketball altogether following her freshman year to concentrate solely on soccer. But she realized that basketball was “just as much a part of me as soccer was.” Ludwig credits O’Brien for helping her improve her game. “She’s so dedicated to game and has so much knowledge,” Ludwig said. “Each practice I learned something new.” Ludwig, who also was named the Voyager Media Girls Soccer Player of theYear a few weeks ago, soon will be learning the finer points of college soccer when she takes the field next month at Valparaiso University. But she looks back on her DGS athletic career with fond memories— especially the Mustangs’ run to state after losing key players to graduation from the previous year. “We had great seasons every year,” she said. “When my senior year hit, we had lost so many people from my junior year, we were worried about replacing certain positions. But we worked as hard as we ever had and it paid off. My senior year was the best soccer season out of all four years. “All the hard work, the practices, and obviously making it to third in state. It was a great way to end my senior year.”

Special Mention: LATASHA FIZER Fizer had a great senior campaign, being named to the Voyager Media All-Area Girls Volleyball team and being an AllState runner in girls track. On the court she finished with 178 kills and 58 blocks and was named team MVP. “Latasha has been a fighter since she was a freshman,” Romeoville volleyball coach Melanie Rellstab said. “She is a hell of a volleyball player. She meant everything to the team. She loves volleyball. She’s positive and never gets down and doesn’t let anyone around

her get down. She will do great things next year.” She joined the track team after the season started and made a difference in the sprint relays, helping the 400 and 800 relays advance to state. The 800 relay squad finished sixth in the state. The rest of the finalists are:

CABRIANA CAPERS The only athlete to be nominated for Voyager Media Athlete of the Year two seasons in a row, Capers was a member of the Bolingbrook girls basketball team, where she was a force under the basket, both scoring See FEMALE, page 17


Stewart takes late win at Daytona Tony Stewart had an answer for the dominant pair of Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle. In winning Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Stewart side-drafted and separated Kenseth and Biffle, who had surged into the lead during a two-lap run to the finish, then pulled away for his fourth win in the last eight July races at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. As Stewart approached the checkered flag for his third win of the season and the 47th of his career, a massive wreck in Turn 4 skewed the finishing order behind him. Stewart’s 47th victory broke a tie with Hall of Famer Buck Baker for 14th alltime.

All told, Stewart has won 18 races at Daytona, but, much as it did with Dale Earnhardt Sr., the big prize continues to elude him. “I don’t know, but I’ll trade ‘em all in for just one Daytona 500,” Stewart said of his four July victories. “This is 18 wins at Daytona -- we just haven’t got the right one yet. But all of ‘em are special, and it’s cool to do this.” Jeff Burton came home second and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader Kenseth third (after leading a race-high 89 laps), with Joey Logano and Ryan Newman completing the top five. Biffle, involved in the lastlap crash after he and Kenseth separated, finished 21st despite

having led 37 laps. Denny Hamlin, suffering from a sore back that kept him out of practice for the event, made an ill-fated move exiting the tri-oval on Lap 153 of 160, triggering a multicar wreck that thinned the field for the final restart. All three Joe Gibbs Racing cars -those of Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano -- were involved, as were the Michael Waltrip Racing entries of Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. Kenseth led the field to the restart with Stewart to his outside and Biffle behind him. But Stewart got a push from Kasey Kahne and surged into the lead, only to have the BiffleSee NASCAR, page 18






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Bolingbrook’s Morgan Tuck announced that she will play

Bain male Athlete of the Year By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

When someone thinks of the word athlete, their first visual is that of someone resembling Derrick Rose or Jay Cutler – a slender, muscular figure who looks every part of being fast and agile. Don’t tell that to Bolingbrook’s Robby Bain. While he is in shape, at 6-feet, 3-inches tall and nearly 300 pounds, he is equally imposing of a figure and is the Voyager Media Male Multisport Athlete of the Year. “I think big guys get overlooked sometimes as just big and strong and not really athletes,” Bain said. “I work really hard to stay fast and agile for my size and be an athlete and not just a big guy.” Bain maximized his size, strength and power, along with his foot speed and agility for a big man to anchor the offensive line that blocked for quarterback Aaron Bailey and helped Bolingbrook win the Class 8A state football title last year. “Athletically I was able to get out and block defensive lineman and get to the linebackers and block them,” he said.“It was a lot

of fun.” He then nearly doubled up on gold medals, as he lost his only wrestling match of the season in the Class 3A state finals at 285 pounds.

While he was upset at the time, Bain said he has had the time away now to reflect on his career as a Raider. See MALE, page 17





a game vs. Maine West in 2012.



Basketball-wise, Mullarkey played two seasons at guard for Maine South. She was a tenacious defender and a solid ball-handler who could spot up for an open jumper. The Hawks won 53 games over that span, took third place at the 2011 Class 4A state tournament and reached the sectional semifinals in 2012. She also was the best hitter on the Hawks’ softball team the past two seasons. The first baseman batted over .400 each year—including .467 her senior year—and hit for the cycle during

Lockport senior rolled an 1,143 series to win the SWSC individual title in girls bowling and she was second at the prestigious Strikefest Invite. Troha missed the state tournament, but helped the Porters to a third-place finish at the IHSA sectional. She also bowled a 300 game this season. On the girls tennis team,Troha played No. 2 doubles and was part of the group that helped the Porters to the sectional title.

Continued from page 14 and rebounding. The Auburn recruit was a member of the Voyager Media Prep Shootout. In the spring, Capers was an AllSWSC performer in the Raiders track and field team. She was a sectional champion in the shot put with a throw of 38-feet, 2.75 inches. The put qualified her for the state meet, but she did not make the finals.


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Bolingbrook’s Morgan Tuck announced that she will play

MALE Continued from page 16 “I accomplished a lot of things at Bolingbrook,” he said. “I had a real good wrestling career and a really good football career, winning state for the first time ever. It was really fun.” Bain has been in Champaign since early June working out with the University of Illinois, where he is competing for a job on the offensive line as a true freshman. “Now, I want to make a name for myself at Illinois,” Bain said. “It’s hard, really hard, but it’s really fun and I am enjoying it. It is a whole new level out here. Right now, I am trying to get bigger and stronger without losing my agility and footwork.” Bain said he enjoys working out at U of I’s Memorial Stadium, where the Raiders won their state title. “I won the only game I played there and that was sweet,” he said. “I just want to keep that rolling during my time here.”

Special Mention:

Hanley leaves Plainfield Central as one of the best female athletes to ever walk through the door. She broke girls basketball records for points in a game (36), season (514) and career (1,536) en route to being a first team All-Voyager Media selection. “She deserves everything she’s getting right now,” Central basketball coach Mark Krusz said. “I’m so happy that she can do this in her senior year after everything she’s done.”

throughout his career. On the gridiron is where he shined most, finishing with 582 yards rushing, 60 catches for 714 and 17 total touchdowns, while also spending some time as a defender. “He’s an amazing athlete,” South football and basketball coach Ken Bublitz said. “He’s a special type of kid.We were able to utilize him in a number of ways. He responded extremely well to that. He gave us a lot, not just in scoring, but in his energy.” He was a starter on the basketball team and advanced to state in the 200-meter dash. The rest of the finalists are:

baseball team. Maine South won nearly 80 games during his three seasons and captured a sectional title in 2010. In 2012, Frankos, who’ll play baseball at Iowa next year, batted in the No. 2 hole and helped the Hawks advance to the sectional championship game. In addition, Frankos was part of two Maine South Class 8A title football teams and played H-back on the 2010 championship squad. Last fall, Frankos became one of quarterback Matt Alviti’s favorite receiving targets while also handling placekicking duties.



A senior from Romeoville, Ford achieved a rare feat of qualifying for state in sprints and shot put during the track and field season. Ford medaled in the 200 after false starting in the 100. On the football field he was a leading rusher and spent much of his time on defense. He is headed to Northern Illinois University for football.

The Joliet West senior rose to the top of a strong list of nominees, such as Lockport three-sport star Billy Reed and fellow Tiger Colin Shea, who played tennis and football. Koran got the nod after making the Voyager Media Football All-Area team in the fall as one of the area’s best linebackers, earning him a nod to play next season at Harvard University. In the winter, Koran was an SWSC champion wrestler and a state qualifier at 195 pounds.



The Plainfield South senior was a rare three-sport performer

The gritty catcher was a three-year starter for the Hawks’

Scott Taylor and Mike Sandrolini contributed

Scott Taylor and Mark Gregory contributed



NASCAR Continued from page 15 Kenseth pairing roar back past him. But with an artful sidedraft, Stewart unhooked the teammates, and pulled ahead while Kenseth waited for Biffle. “I don’t know -- it seems like we made the wrong moves at Talladega (in May) by not keeping Greg with me and getting separated,” said Kenseth, the 2012 Daytona 500 winner. “Today, I think I shouldn’t have worried about it, once we got separated off of (Turn) 2, and I was under Tony. “I think I should have just stayed with him and drag-raced him to the finish.” A caution on Lap 124 for a seven-car wreck that destroyed the Chevrolet of Jimmie Johnson interrupted the dominance of Roush Fenway Racing teammates Kenseth and Biffle, who both had committed to pit road before the caution flag flew. Pit road closed with the yellow, however, and Kenseth continued without stopping.

Biffle, on the other hand, drew a penalty for stopping while pit road was closed and was sent to the rear of the field for a restart on Lap 131. One of the last drivers to pit after pit road opened, Kenseth also restarted deep in the field, but before long, he and Biffle hooked up and began rolling to the front in the outside lane. When Brad Keselowski’s spin in Turn 2 caused the fourth caution on Lap 144, Kenseth and Biffle were running seventh and eighth, respectively. The first caution didn’t come until Lap 81 -- one lap past halfway -- when Sam Hornish Jr., driving the No. 22 Dodge in place of suspended AJ Allmendinger, blew a tire and wrecked on the backstretch. Hornish was a last-minute substitute for Allmendinger, whose failed drug test from last weekend at Kentucky was announced Saturday afternoon, along with his suspension from NASCAR competition. The caution was a huge break for Stewart and Keselowski, who had fallen a half-lap down during the first cycle of greenflag pit stops. Stewart made excellent use of the reprieve


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Tony Stewart won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

and soon worked his way to the front of the field.

PICKS VS. PROS Withe the early holiday deadlines, we were unable to pick last week at Daytona, so our standings, while up to date, did not reflect that race. What was reflected, however, was a move by Mark Gregory to take a slim lead of WJOL’s Mike

PICK VS. PROS Mark Gregory, Bugle Staff


Last wk: Earnhardt (2nd) Total Pts (18 races): 551 Mike Guglielmucci, WJOL Racer’s Forum

Greg Biffle

Last wk: Johnson (6th) Total Pts (18 races): 549 Readers

Tony Stewart

Last wk: Keselowski (1st) Total Pts (18 races): 530 Scott Paddock, Pres., Chicagoland Speedway Last wk: Stewart (32nd) Total Pts (18 races): 500 Scott Taylor, Bugle Staff Last wk: Gordon (22nd) Total Pts (18 races): 451




THIS WEEK’S PICK: Sam Hornish, Jr.


1. Matt Kenseth





2. D. Earnhardt Jr. 651


3. Greg Biffle



4. Jimmie Johnson 618


5. Tony Stewart



6. Kevin Harvick



7. Denny Hamlin



8. Martin Truex Jr. 584


9. Brad Keselowski 575


10. Clint Bowyer



11. Carl Edwards



12. Kyle Busch



13. Paul Menard



14. Joey Logano



15. Ryan Newman



16. Kasey Kahne



17. Jeff Gordon



18. Jeff Burton



19. Marcos Ambrose 470


19. Jamie McMurray 461


To make your pick, email the driver’s name, reader’s name and hometown to mark@ Picks must be made by noon Monday for the following week’s race. One email will be selected at random to represent the readers.

Totals through 18 of 36 races

Guglielmucci and the fans taking over Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock. A promotion and a marriage

are the only good things to happen to Sports Editor Scott Taylor as he continues to fall further back.

Sports ALL-STARS Continued from page 13 to the All-Stars it shows that you are doing your job every time and being consistent.” Pellot, 25, is currently hitting .294 with two home runs and 18 RBI. He has scored a teamleading 37 runs, hit a team-best 14 doubles and has drawn a team-high 31 walks. “This is a great honor to be selected,” Pellot said. “It is awesome. It is great to have the opportunity to represent this team in the All-Star game.” Slammers manager Bart Zeller is happy with his trio. “Abel Nieves is probably one of the few individuals I’ve ever coached that can play at a professional level at a multitude of positions. He comes to the park every day and gives 100 percent of his effort, and the results show,” Zeller said. “Diaz thrives on pressure situations, evidenced by his (10 saves in 11 chances). He works as hard as any pitcher on our staff. Once again, hard work and determination have paid off for him by making the All-Star team. “Hector was a major cog in last year’s championship team and he’s continued to play second base at a high level. He has contributed a very big part to any offense we’ve been able to generate this season.”

CRACKERJACKS The Midwest Collegiate League has announced its All-Stars and six members of the Will County CrackerJacks were on hand at Benedictine University Sports

Complex in Lisle for the game Wednesday. Pitchers Matt Borens, Ben Gullo and Jack Rogalla have each garnered All-Star accolades for their efforts during the first 25 games of the season. Borens went 4-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his first six appearances. He made five starts and has allowed just 10 earned runs in his first 41.2 innings pitched. He has posted 33 strikeouts to just 13 walks. Gullo has a 3-1 record and 2.01 ERA. In 40.1 innings, he has allowed just 33 hits and nine earned runs, striking out 29 batters and walking only 19. Rogalla has picked up two wins and a save in six appearances. He leads the CrackerJacks in strikeouts with 38 and currently holds a 2.40 ERA. Position players Daniel Nevares, Michael Vilardo and Mitch Elliott are the three position players representing the CrackerJacks. Nevares, Will County’s everyday shortstop, is tied for the team-lead in RBI (23), he leads the team in doubles (eight), is second on the team in hits (34) and runs scored (25) and has a .340 batting average. Vilardo has a team-leading 14 stolen bases, a .330 batting average and his 20 RBI, which places him in a tie for third on the team. Vilardo, Will County’s primary second baseman, leads the MCL in runs scored with 27. Elliott, an outfielder, is second in the league in batting average (.382), tied for the team-lead in RBI (23) and leads the CrackerJacks in hits (39), at bats (102) and is second on the team in stolen bases (12).





Short course offers many challenges By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

After getting beat up by the newly renovated Mistwood Golf Club, Mark Gregory and I decided to go to the other end of the spectrum and try to tackle a par three course. There we found Zigfield Troy Golf Course in Woodridge, and while our confidence wasn’t restored, there were a lot of positives we took out of the course. The biggest thing the course offers is a practice feel type environment. It is a relaxed atmosphere and offers players a good chance to get some practice in. Obviously, as a par three course, if you like driving the ball and trying to crush it, this is not the place for you. However, if you want to get some work in on your short game or to see how your short game stacks up, this is the perfect place. The course will test your shot making skills with a short iron and in and will really help you to know your distances for those clubs.There is little fairway around, so any missed shot will end up in the rough, although not too deep. The longest hole on the scorecard is the third hole, which sits at 160 yards. Outside of that hole the others are 140 and in. That means for most people anything longer than a five or six iron is unnecessary. Unfortunately, I used nothing more than a wedge the whole round as tees were moved up and the longest hole was just 130 yards. It would be nice to see

If you like to play quick, that is possible too as two hacks like us played the course in an hour walking. All in all, Zigfield Troy Golf Course offers a unique feel for little cost. It would be recommended for all skill levels, even those scratch golfers to see how many under they can get and to tune up their short game. It is a great, fun course for the intermediate players and for those young beginners. It is even a good course to take a friend or significant other out to because for the cost, it is fine to have them try to play for the first time without the pressure.

The big NASCAR news coming down the line lately is the facet that Matt Kenseth announced he is leaving his Ford of RoushBy Mark Gregory Fenway Racing for a big secret deal that he has in place, but can’t announce. I think the only surprise would be if Kenseth is not driving a Toyota next year for Gibbs racing. I don’t know about you guys, but watching a driver go to Toyota is like watching a baseball player go to the Yankees or a football player sign in Green Bay. I don’t care how much I liked them, I can’t anymore. Call me old fashioned, call me a hater, its just how I am. I was a fan of Clint Bowyer up until he headed over to drive for Michael Waltrip and Toyota. He took No. 15, my favorite number, but I still can’t cheer for him anymore. The only real question is whether Kenesth will take over the No. 20 car, currently run by Joey Logano or if Gibbs racing will add a fourth team to go with Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. I really don’t see a mildmannered Wisconsin boy like Kenseth fitting in with the trio of hot shots Gibbs has now. I guess money talks.

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Zigfield Troy Golf Course in Woodridge is challenging, despite its yardage.

some more variety in this aspect, but each hole is still unique, which requires different shotmaking. The grass and rough was pretty dry, which isn’t surprising given the warm and dry conditions we’ve had, but the greens were in great shape and actually surprisingly slow. While the course is for any skill level, it is an especially great place for beginners. In fact, we saw quite a few young kids out playing the course, including some for the first time. Thanks to the short distance of the course, it isn’t overly intimidating and the relaxed environment allows them to take their time and learn

the game while playing. Perhaps the best feature of all though is the cheap rates. In the day and age of expensive golf, this allows you to play and enjoy the excitement for next to nothing. Weekdays the fee is just $10 and on weekends it is $12. If you get there before nine, it is just $7. Those under age 15 can get their golf for even cheaper and it is free for them from 7-750 a.m. Mondays. If you haven’t gotten your golf fix in after nine holes, you can replay the course for just $5.That is 18 holes of golf for $15! On top of that you can get range balls to start your day for just $2, making it a cheap day on the golf course.

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Financial elder abuse increases By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently occurred on June 15, and to mark the occasion, the recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ramping up efforts to prevent scams targeted at the elderly. “The amount of money stolen from seniors has risen sharply in recent years,” said CFPB head Richard Corday in a prepared statement. The bureau is seeking public input about the best way to identify legitimate financial advisers and how effective and easy-to-understand financial counseling can be for seniors, among other issues. While financial scams have long been in existence, the rate at which they occur increases when the economy falters. The more desperate people feel about their financial lives, the more willing they may be to plunge into a “can’t miss” investment or one that promises

a quick solution to their money problems. Two studies over the past three years have drawn attention to financial elder abuse. A 2011 study by MetLife found that Americans over the age of 60 were swindled out of an estimated $2.9 billion in 2010, a 12 percent increase from the $2.6 billion estimated in 2008. The Investor Protection Trust (IPT) 2010 “Elder Investor Fraud Survey” revealed that one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 had been victimized by financial fraud. Targeting seniors is not an accident. Scammers understand what research has proven: the ability to make effective financial decisions declines as people age. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “between ages 71 and 79, one-fifth of individuals are impaired but that rises to half of those between ages 80 and 89.” Regardless of how smart your aging parent is and how capable he or she has been at handling

personal finances, you still need to be on the look out for financial scams. According to the Center for Retirement Research, investments may be fraudulent if they: • Look too good to be true. • Offer a very high or “guaranteed” return at “no risk” to the investor. • Require an urgent response or cash payment. • Charge a steep upfront fee in return for making more money on an unspecified date. • Suggest recipients do not tell family members or friends about the offer. • Lure prospective investors with a “free lunch.” • Come unsolicited over the Internet, are of unknown origin or come from overseas. • Instill fear that a failure to act would be very costly. • Cannot be questioned, inspected or checked out further. • Are so complex that they

are difficult or impossible to understand. When you visit or talk to your older relatives and friends, ask if they’ve received any of the above-mentioned solicitations or if anyone has urged them “not to tell their family” about a great opportunity. Beware of solicitors operating in or near a nursing home, community center or veteran’s facility, and make sure that you warn against would-be financial advisers who claim to be “senior/retirement specialists” and who are not registered with the proper authorities. The CFPB has noted that part of its effort will be aimed at how seniors can best determine the legitimacy of the credentials of financial planners and advisers. One question that will help you vet potential advisers or brokers is to ask them to identify the organizations that license or supervise them. Brokers are regulated by FINRA; investment advisers by either the SEC or a state securities regulator;

insurance agents by the state insurance commission in states in which they do business; CFP professionals by the CFP Board. Use these organizations’ websites to check the adviser’s background and any disciplinary history. I encourage you to download and read CFP Board’s Consumer Guide to Financial SelfDefense at FinancialSelfDefense/default. asp. The guide shows you how to arm yourself with information and spot fraudulent red flags, in addition to providing specific self-defense moves to guard against elder investment fraud and financial exploitation. (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Editorat-Large for www.CBSMoneyWatch. com. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her podcast and blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@moneywatch. com.)


No emergency fund means living on the edge Dear Dave, My husband and I are in pretty good shape financially. We make about $250,000 a year with about $50,000 in the bank and no debt, and we’ve set aside money for our children’s college funds. Currently, we owe $70,000 on our home. I want to use $40,000 of our savings to pay down the house then rebuild our emergency fund. My husband disagrees. What do you think? Kelly Dear Kelly, You’re right about one thing. You guys are in really good shape financially, partly because of planning and wise choices. The problem I see is this: What if you have an emergency but no emergency fund? You’re living on an income of a quarter million dollars a year, and that’s fantastic, too. But I don’t like the idea of you sitting there with just $10,000 in savings. In your world, $10,000 isn’t much at all. Baby Step 3 of my plan says that you set aside three to six months of household expenses.

You guys could cheat a little bit, down to the three month side of things, but I still don’t think $10,000 will cover three months of expenses in your household. In my opinion, $10,000 is too low. But to be honest, $50,000 is probably a little much. I’d look at a number somewhere in the $20,000 to $30,000 range for an emergency fund.Then you could throw the remaining cash at the house. I mean, let’s face it. If you did that, with your income, you could roll up your sleeves and pay off the house by Christmas! —Dave

Impulsiveness is not faith Dear Dave, My husband and I would like for me to be able to quit my job and stay at home with our kids.

We’ve got a little money saved up, but we’re not sure we could make it on just his salary. The money would be very tight. In your mind, how do we know the difference between being financially responsible and relying on God to provide? Michelle Dear Michelle, This is a great question! I admire the desire to be at home with your kids, and that you realize you can’t just act impulsively and call it faith. This is a concept that’s misused and misunderstood a lot. If you can’t make it on just your husband’s salary, then you’ve got to develop a game plan that involves a written monthly budget and some lifestyle changes. If you do this with diligence and sacrifice, chances are you’ll be able to make this happen and not bankrupt your family. This could also mean that you start a small business on the side—something you could do from home—to offset the difference. Having faith that God will

provide requires study of the Scriptures. But God also tells us that you need the maturity and wisdom to plan your direction. The Bible says, “The diligent prosper. He who is impulsive exalts folly.” Folly is a fool in action. It’s kind of like the guy who closes his eyes, jumps in the pool, and hopes there’s water in there—and calls that faith. I love the idea of you coming home to be with your kids, Michelle. Just make sure you

develop an intelligent plan, and mix intellect with faith. —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 5 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at










HEAT Continued from page 1 cooling center at the Plainfield Police Department, Chief John Konopek said it went unused, and there were no policereported issues relating to the extreme temperatures. “There were minor power outages, a house here or there, but they were short lived with no real impact,” he said. Perhaps the biggest inconvenience of the high temperatures and little rain was the Plainfield Park District’s cancellation of the fireworks show after the Patriotic Picnic. Officials cut the show nearly a week ahead of time, after low drought-like conditions created worry over potential fire. “The actual Patriotic Picnic had a lower turnout than previous years but still I would estimate 400-500 people came out in the heat,” Konopek said. “Obviously if the fireworks would have concluded the night

STORM Continued from page 2 of it was cleaned up by the next day.” Barrowman also indicated there were some power outages in town, but called them “spotty” at best. “We did pretty well, all in all.” Neighboring Plainfield did not fare so well.That village still is picking up the pieces from the storm, which left more than 200 locations needing clean-up. Plainfield director of Public Works, Allen Persons said the Pheasant Chase and Quail Run neighborhoods, near 135th street and Van Dyke Road, received the bulk of the storm damage, including fallen trees and plenty of damaged roofs. Working early morning hours to avoid triple digit temperatures, Plainfield staffers cleared fallen trees and fed them to the chippers, creating some 400 truckloads of material. Persons estimated most of the Plainfield debris by this week. In addition to the high winds, and power outages, residents reported quarter-sized hail from Mokena to Plainfield. Weather accounted for two house fires in Joliet, one from a downed power line and the other the result of a rooftop lightning strike.

more people more than likely would have came for the early activities.” The July 4 high temperature of 102 degrees, at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, tied the old record of 102 set in 1911. Joliet had a high of 99 degrees. “I usually love the Fourth of July, with the parades and fireworks. But this year, we stayed inside and watched movies on TV,” Shorewood resident Margaret McAffrey said. “We ate popcorn instead of corn on the cob.” With elevated temperatures comes poor air quality, and last week was no exception. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency declared July 7 an Air Pollution Action Day because of elevated ground-level ozone, and recommended limiting outdoor activities, especially those that cause ground level ozone from exhaust and other motorized fumes. The Forest Preserve District’s Ellis House Equestrian Center cancelled its popular Family Fun Night for Friday, citing the high temperatures as a danger to the

animals. “Horses are hanging in there, we are making sure they have access to plenty of water as well as hosing them down to cool off,” said Tina Villareal, event coordinator at the Minooka horse farm last week.“They have freedom to the indoor arena which gets them out of the direct sun. We also have fans in the barn to help circulate the airflow.” For animals in the heat, the key is relaxation. “The most important thing we aren’t doing is working them,”she said. “In these extreme weather conditions it’s in everyone’s best interest to be as inactive outdoors as possible and stay hydrated.“ The forecast for the Will County area this week is in the mid to high 80s, welcome respite to area residents. But still, the area needs rain. In response to the dry weather many area communities have instituted watering restrictions or all-out bans on yard watering until rainfall increases.




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