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Crossroads Festival! I Shorewood gears up for annual event Aug. 3-5

t’s nearly August, and that means final plans are underway for the Crossroads Festival in Shorewood. This year’s festival will take place Aug. 3 - 5 at the Four Seasons Park, 24520 W. Seil Road, just west of River Road. For more than 35 years, the festival has hit the streets of Shorewood, entertaining more than 10,000 during its yearly three-day run. This year offers all the annual favorites and a few new features as well. “This year’s theme is‘Welcome Home,’ a salute to our returning hometown heroes. All local post 9/11 veterans will be the focus of our efforts and serve as our Parade Grand Marshalls,”said Denise Schmidt, Crossroads Fest Chair and chairperson of the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The fest kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, with a grand opening party at 4:30 p.m. and the 4:45 p.m. crowning of Miss Shorewood and Miss Shorewood Junior. The carnival runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Twenty-dollar wristband specials are available each day allowing for unlimited rides on Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. All that activity will require some energy, and there will be plenty of ways to re-fuel at the Crossroads Festival. Treats of every sort, from carnival staples like corn dogs, ice cream, and

“This year, our Hometown

Heroes need to know that the community welcomes them home with open arms.” Denise Schmidt, Crossroads Fest chair

roasted corn on the cob, pork chops, egg rolls, smoothies, and Cajun sausage will be available for purchase. The entertainment hits the stage Friday evening with The Hat Guys from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m., followed by Libido Funk Circus taking the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight. Saturday night travels back in time with Kashmir, a Led Zepplin tribute band, followed by ARRA, the Journey-plus cover band that headlined last year’s fest as well. Saturday’s events include free children’s activities, Home Depot children’s workshops, dunk tank, bean bag tournament, beautiful baby contest, pie and hot dog eating contests. A fireworks show will wrap up the evening at 9 p.m. Saturday. Come Sunday, Crossroads events are all about patriotism.The parade steps of at 1 p.m. at which local veterans will be honored as parade Grand Marshals.The

finale of the weekend is a concert lineup beginning at 4 p.m. that includes USO Show entertainment from the Legacy Girls and a stirring patriotic concert performance to close the Fest. “All veteran service members will be recognized in the audience,” Schmidt said. “This year, our Hometown Heroes need to know that the community welcomes them home with open arms.” A new addition to the fest’s entertainment tent will be a Designated Driver Program. Entertainment tent participants signing the Designated Driver Pledge will receive a wristband identifying them as a sober driver and two free tickets for non-alcoholic beverages such as Sharps, soft drinks or bottled water. Fest goers can stop at the Designated Driver Booth staffed by the Debbie Dudek Agency volunteers when entering the entertainment tent on Friday between 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday between 5 to 11 p.m. and sign the pledge. The festival is brought to the community by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.The presenting sponsor for the entire weekend is Heartland Bank and Trust. For more information regarding any of the fest activities and events, go online to the official fest website at www.crossroadsfest.com.

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Crossroads 5K Aug.4 It’s that time again. Time to limber up, put on your running or walking shoes and enter the annual Shorewood Crossroads Festival 5K race/walk and children’s races. The 3.1 mile course starts and ends behind the Shorewood Police Station, 903 W. Jefferson St. The race is timed with electronic chip timing. Races begin at 8 a.m., with childrens’ races beginning at 8:30 a.m. near the same location. Children ages 6 and younger will race for onequarter mile and children from 7 to 10 years of age will race for one-half mile. Awards of $100 will be presented to the 5K first place male and female overall winners, $50 to the second place male and female overall winners, and $25 to the third place male and female overall winners. The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive medals. T-shirts will be given to the first 150 runners. Age divisions are 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60 and older. A registration fee of $25 will be accepted through Aug. 3 and $30 on race day. The entry fee for the childrens’ races is $10 through Aug. 3 and $15 the day of the race. Pick-up and late registration will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. near the Shorewood Police Station. The 5k event is sponsored by Newsome Physical Therapy in Shorewood, Charter Fitness in Shorewood, People First Bank in Shorewood, DNA Running Company in Crest Hill and Shorewood Dominick’s. Registration and payment should be mailed to Newsome & Smith Physical Therapy, 700 W. Jefferson, Shorewood, IL 60404. Cash or money order made payable to: Shorewood Festival 5K. No personal checks will be accepted. For more information call 815-725-1666. Registration forms are available on the festival website www.crossroadsfest.com.


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News

Shorewood takes steps toward new library By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Plans are moving forward in Shorewood for a new and expanded library. The Shorewood-Troy Library Board of Directors is considering potential architects for a building that would increase space for meeting rooms, parking, collections and technology. The move is necessary, library officials have said, to serve a community whose usage of the library has been steadily increasing by about ten percent a year for the past five years. In May, the library’s building consultants completed research to determine the amount of space needed and technology requirements. Community focus groups were hosted to get input on

the services and accommodations patrons would most like to see in place. Last fall, talks of a new facility began in the library district, with Library Director Jennie Mills citing the lack of space both inside and outside the walls of the building. “We would like to be able to offer more programs to our public, and allow more space for the public to use our meeting rooms, but we are hampered by both space and parking,” Mills told the Sentinel.“We would like to offer more books and computers to our public, but lack the space to do that as well.” Mills said that libraries typically consider 2-3 square feet per person served as adequate space. Shorewood-Troy Library currently serves 19,000 patrons in 15,000 square feet. Further, increases in

technology have resulted in the need for not only more physical space, but also better electrical access. The Library Board is now considering potential architects for the new facility, to give shape and vision to those specifics. “At this phase, they won’t do a full building design,” said Mills, “but will do a schematic design so that the board can determine costs, and a conceptual rendering to allow the public to see what a potential new facility would look like.” The library will likely seek a referendum vote in the spring 2013 for funds sufficient to build and staff a new facility.A citizens’ referendum advocacy group will be forming shortly, Mills said. The quest for a bigger, better library is becoming one of the

most common building projects for growing municipalities. Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook opened its $39.5 million facility in 2011. The 96,000 square foot building includes a teen center, a children’s area with storytelling area, expanded collections in virtually every medium, integrated audio/visual systems and automated handling systems for book returns. Voters passed a $23 million referendum in February 2010, allowing the Des Plaines Valley Public Library District, now White Oak, to create new library spaces in the three communities. Romeoville completed its $10 million renovation project in June, nearly doubling the size of the facility, which now boasts expanded adult and teen sections with reading nooks and computer banks, revamped administrative

offices and a children’s department that rivals the playground. A new community room can accommodate 275 people, twice as many as before the renovation. A new Crest hill Library broke ground last month at 20670 Kubinski Drive, scheduled to open in spring 2013, and renovations also are scheduled to begin this summer at the Lockport Public Library. Plainfield has held public meetings on expansion, citing a need for more space in everything from collections to computers to quiet study space, and resident input will determine the timing of a possible referendum.


Woman drives through front of Joliet video store By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

An 86-year-old woman drove into the front of Video Quest, 1003 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, Thursday morning. According to Joliet Police Commander Alen Roechner, the incident occurred when a woman accidentally drove forward into the business. No one was injured during the incident, and the woman was able to drive her vehicle home afterwards. “A woman was visiting one of the businesses in the lot there,” Roechner said. “She was getting ready to leave, pulled forward and hit the business. There were no injuries to her, and she was able to drive home from the scene.” Joliet resident Steve Broadway said he heard a loud noise after paying for his gas and saw the vehicle in the store. “I heard the glass, then I saw the lady in the store,” Broadway said. “She thought she was going

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An 86-year-old woman drove into the front of Video Quest, 1003 W. Jefferson St.

in reverse and she went forward. She made it a drive-thru.” Broadway said the woman was shaken up, but did not appear to be injured. The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m., and Roechner says the front window of the business was cracked and several bricks were damaged.

“She damaged a couple bricks and cracked a window, and there was minor damage to her vehicle,” Roechner said. “There was no structural damage at all, where they would have to close or anything like that.” Roechner said that tickets were not issued because the incident took place on private property.

Multi-Modal work to begin with awarding of parking lot contract By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

The city of Joliet awarded P.T. Ferro Construction a $1.8 million contract for construction of a surface parking lot on the northeast corner of Chicago and Marion Street. This project, which is the

first step in constructing the Joliet Multi-Modal Regional Transportation Center, will begin within the next 30 to 45 days. All bidders for the project were local firms, and City Manager Tom Thanas said this fact reinforces the JMMRTC’s goal of economic stimulus. “This is an economic stimulus

project, and we truly believe the best way to stimulate our local economy is to keep our local contractors engaged,” Thanas said. Bids for the project came from P.T. Ferro Construction, Construction by Camco, Austin/ Tyler Construction and Abbey Paving Co.

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Comedian takes stage, shines spotlight on addiction By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

As many young adults are heading off to college next month, looking ahead at what their lives may become, Tommy Connolly is looking back at his, thankful he made it through alive. The Plainfield resident has battled alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental illness for nearly three decades. Now, he’s sober nearly 4 years, married and father of four and has written a book, “Soul Parole,” and is hoping to help others suffering in similar circumstances. Connolly is hosting a Soul Parole Book Release and Party to benefit Joliet Area addiction centers. The event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on July 28 at Harwood Post American Legion Post 10, 705 S. Larkin Ave. The comedy show reflects Connolly’s years of addiction in a clean routine. Connolly grew up in nearby

“I will spend the rest of my life trying to help those in need. I am so grateful to be alive.” Tommy Connolly, comedian Mokena, graduating from Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox. “I was a full blown alcoholic by the time I was 17 and was addicted to drugs and alcohol for 28 years,” he said. “I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 1992 and was homeless 6 years later.” He describes a young adult life that included multiple failed marriages, living in his car, eating garbage or stealing food to sustain his addictions. “I lived as both a street walking alcoholic and highly professional functioning addict,” Connolly explained adding that he later discovered he had also been living with undiagnosed Bi-Polar Disorder, a condition which drove his addictions. “I

was consuming 24-plus beers and other substances including speed and marijuana everyday for 28 years. I can honestly say there were probably less than 30 days of those years I didn’t get high or drunk.” A moment of clarity came in 2009, along with some tough love from his wife, and the return of his faith. “I surrendered to God and have not used since then,” he said. Connolly began writing a blog called “Every Day Is A Gift” as a creative outlet for his recovery. Now the blog is read in 64 countries by a thousand readers per month. “I started writing about how I thought as an addict,” he said, “my depression and stories of

dealing with the wreckage of my past.” That experience led Connolly to write the book, and also try his storytelling skills in front of a live audience. “I tried comedy just before I turned 41,” he said. “It was a bucket list item to do it before I turned 40. I just made it.” Now, after several years onstage, Connolly has embraced the life of a performer, working in commercials, film and television. He has been on such television shows as Chicago Code and Shameless, worked on five films, and was featured in “Chasing Hollywood” with Seinfeld’s Larry Thomas and David Faustino. He has performed at ZANIES Wells Street, Riddles in Alsip and The Center for Performing Arts Chicago. “Being an addict makes you a chameleon,” he said. “Acting feels natural to me.” Also coming natural to Connolly is using his talents to give back to those in need of recovery assistance.

“God gave me 635 second chances,” he said. “I show my gratitude by giving back to the community.” In addition to “Soul Parole,” Connolly has performed at Stateville Prison with Comedy Faith Outreach, was Emcee/ Spokesman at Rally Round Recovery Joliet 2011 and will be taking the same role this September for Rally Round Recovery 2012. He started a clothing and book drive called Extra Hands of Hope to aid Urban7.com (Urban Youth Outreach) and helped 200 families in Englewood. “I got sober with hope, faith and the hand of a friend,” he said.“I will spend the rest of my life trying to help those in need. I am so grateful to be alive.” Tickets to the Soul Parole dinner and comedy show are $17, and include a copy of “Soul Parole.” The cost is $10 for the dinner and show only. For more information visit tommyconnolly.com.


Preserving Our Past

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Fitzpatrick House represents local, national connection 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. Cruising down Route 53, just south of Interstate 355, it’s possible to get completely lost in the history of the region. Running parallel to the Illinois & Michigan Canal and the Sanitary and Ship Canal, this stretch of historic Route 66 is dotted with a number of remnants from Lockport’s past. The Division Street Bridge, Joliet Steel Works and Patrick Fitzpatrick House are just a few of the historic sites commuters can access from this stretch of Route 66, but the latter is perhaps the most visible and most representative of our local and national history. “You have an Indian trail that becomes a regional road that becomes Route 66,” said Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center and associate professor of history. “Along the way you have all of this suburbanization that took place in the area, but then a farm house that dates back to the 1840s, and you go ‘wow.’ Buildings like this serve as portals to the past.” The ability of the Patrick Fitzpatrick House, built in 1848, to serve as one of these “portals to the past” is one reason it has been placed on the National and Will County registers of historic places. Recognized in 1984 by the National Register of Historic Places and in 2002 by the Will County Register, the Fitzpatrick House is currently owned by Lewis University and serves as its Alumni Relations Development Office. However, administrative offices weren’t always a part of the Fitzpatrick House’s makeup.

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The Patrick Fitzpatrick House, 15701 S. Independence Blvd., was built in the 1840s and currently houses the Lewis University Alumni Relations Development Office.

An American Dream An exact date on the construction of the Fitzpatrick house is not known, but most estimates have construction beginning sometime in 1848 and completed by 1860. The home’s owner, Patrick Fitzpatrick, came to Lockport in the late 1830s around the time that work began on the I&M Canal. His position as a laborer on the canal, his status as an Irish immigrant and his eventual rise to prominence in the community are a few of the reasons why Fitzpatrick’s story is a quintessential American success story. “The Fitzpatrick House, by itself,is a rather typical,vernacular building of the mid-19th century,” wrote professor John Garner, who authored a 1987 case study on the Fitzpatrick House. “But it symbolizes the aspirations of an immigrant family who attempted to realize the American dream.” Fitzpatrick began working on the canal and later built his home out of the same limestone used in the canal. The limestone used is typical of many of the community’s historic buildings from the era, including the Gaylord Building in downtown Lockport, and speaks to the

historic significance of the building’s architecture. While constructing the home, Fitzpatrick began to farm the land and acquired a large land holding in the process. By 1860, he was the largest landowner in

Lockport Township and one of the wealthiest. “The Fitzpatricks managed to turn the virgin prairie into a productive farm, and the record See FITZPATRICK, page 10

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The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Joliet Police Department.Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.

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Kimberly A. Wells, 26, 654 Meeker Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 10:28 p.m. in the 700 block of Collins for an out of town warrant.

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Joshua L. Cartwright, 36, 464 Water, Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 12:58 a.m. in the 200 block of Stryker for a Will County Warrant.

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Quintin R. Herrod, 33, 421 Dellwood, Lockport, was arrested on July 13 at 7:27 p.m. in the 1000 block of E. Washington for an out-of-town warrant.

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Jessie H. Cordova, 24, 415 Catapla, Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 7:13 p.m. in the 500 block of E. Cass for possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment.

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Adriana E. Pizarro, 23, 1861 Asbury Circle Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 5:40 p.m. in the 2400 block of W. Jefferson for felony retail theft.

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Willie L. Jackson, 22, 118 Union, Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 7:25 in the 2200 block of St. Francis for felony retail theft and a Will County warrant.

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Shafye C. Nesby, 32, 210 N. Eastern Ave., was arrested on July 13 at 8:45 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Eastern for aggravated assault, resisting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

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Patrick R. Dockery, 37, 1011 Oakland Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 5 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Eastern for obstructing a peace officer.

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Isaac Norfleet, 38, 118 Arch Court, Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 8:17 a.m.in the 100 block of Arch Court for possession of controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment.

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R.Jones,38,109 River 10 Donnie Ave., Lockport, was arrested on July 13 at 8:17 p.m. in the 800 block of Rosalind for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Joseph E. Peal, 29, 3920 Brenton Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 13 at 11 p.m. in the 3900 block of Brenton for domestic battery.

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Darron D. Orr, 18, 523 Chase Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 1:44 p.m. on Chase and Royce for obstructing a peace officer.

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Veronica Ortiz, 36, 500 Landau, Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of N. Hickory for criminal damage to property.

arrested on July 15 at 6:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of Silvercross Boulevard for DUI/alcohol and drugs, DUI/cannabis, possession of cannabis, and no FOID.

Maurice L. Nobles, 44, 1024 Lois Place,Joliet,was arrested on July 13 at 5:25 p.m. on Robin and Englewood for unlawful use of a weapon and possession of cannabis.

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Donald Henderson, 50, 26 W. Clinton, Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 4:04 p.m. in the 100 block of N. Ottawa for criminal trespass to real property.

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Ernesto Amezola, 317 N. Eastern Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of N. Hickory for criminal damage to property.

Umeka L. Harrod, 40, 1025 Tamarack Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 15 at 4:46 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Hickory for battery.

Leroy T. Parrish, 30, 515 Fourth Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 6:27 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Des Plaines for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Claudee Alexander, 24, 812 W. Second Ave., was arrested on July 14 at 12:57 a.m. in the 800 block of Second Avenue for domestic battery.

Mattie E. Jordan, 34, 2219 Tamarack Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 15 at 4:46 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Hickory for battery.

Javier Z. Fuentes, 34, 859 Ewing, Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 3:16 a.m. in the 1000 block of Ridgewood for aggravated domestic battery.

Cameron A. Marshall, 19, 2109 Olde Mill Road, Plainfield, was arrested on July 15 at 8:07 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Eastern for criminal trespass to real property.

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Dockery, 37, 1011 13 Patrick Oakland Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 7:42 a.m. in the 300 block of N. Ottawa for criminal trespass to land and disorderly conduct. Felix Holman, 58, 1316 $8th St., Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested on July 14 at 12:11 p.m. in the 3300 block of Mall Loop Drive for retail theft.

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A. Brown, 30, 118 15 Jarreau Arthur Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 9:52 p.m. in the 400 block of S. Eastern for a Will County warrant. Ashley N. Jones, 24, 316 Greenfield Road,Shorewood, was arrested on July 14 at 7:42 p.m. in the 2400 block of W. Jefferson for felony retail theft.

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Victor Sandobal, 23, 301 E. Jackson, Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 10:05 p.m. in the 400 block of Clay for domestic battery and obstructing a peace officer.

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M. Bowers, 21, 711 21 Aaron Whitley Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 6:47 p.m. in the 500 block of Garnsey for liquor on public way Z. Parker, 21, 2124 22 Anthony W. Kieler, Chicago, was arrested on July 14 at 7:32 p.m. on Raynor and Morgan for a Will County warrant. Escobedo-Arteaga, 23 Ricardo 33, 2302 Cypress Lane, Joliet was arrested on July 14 at 12:04 a.m. on Al Willhelmi and Essington for DUI/alcohol, aggravated DUI, blood alcohol content over .08 and fleeing/eluding a peace officer. Escobedo-Arteaga, 24 Ricardo 33, 2302 Cypress Lane, Joliet was arrested on July 14 at 11:42 p.m. on Al Wilhelmi and Essington for a warrant.

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Jaime Galvan, 29, 706 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 14 at 3:07 a.m. in the 3500 block of Channahon Road for aggravated battery.

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Ernest Robinson, 33, 860 Foxworth Blvd., Lombard, was arrested on July 15 at 5:22 p.m. on Dekalb and Joliet for theft.

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Marcellos D.Hayes,23,514 N. Chicago, Joliet, was arrested on July 15 at 3:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of Channahon Road for aggravated battery.

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Mark Richard, 18, 2001 Schuster Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 15 at 6:08 a.m. in the 2000 block of Crosswind Drive for three counts of criminal damage to property.

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LeroyTrotter Jr.,25,322Third Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 15 at 9:46 p.m. in the 1700 block of Corregidor for possession of cannabis.

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Miguel Lopez, 21, 5652 S. Fairfield Drive, Chicago, was arrested on July 15 at 1:34 a.m. for disorderly conduct.

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Forum Letter to the Editor Tired of Trespassers article I am embarrassed by this (June 20 Sentinel) article. How selfish people are to not want to be part of the Village of Shorewood community. The outside people who use the path are mostly families with strollers, joggers and kids on bicycles. Shorewood Glen says it promotes a sense of community, this is not community spirit. Older people want everyone to rally around to make it easier for them. Why not reciprocate and let young families enjoy a walk

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BLOTTER Continued from page 6 Charles Bofah, 25, 715 Oakland Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 15 at 12:19 a.m. on Ruby and Oakland Avenue for domestic battery.

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James A. Turner, 33, 2030 Princess Court, Lockport, was arrested on July 16 at 3:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Page for aggravated battery.

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Susan J. Kerzek, 57, 1215 Boxwood Drive, Mount Prospect, was arrested on July 16 at 5:24 p.m. in the 1400 block of Route 59 for felony theft.

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around our community in a safe environment. Besides not many Shorewood Glen residences use the walkways anyway. It is not like hundreds of outside people are clamoring to walk through Shorewood Glen.Why not share! Stop the stigma of crabby old people! I do not want to be part of the crabby people. I do not feel there is that much trespassing to warrant a front page article.

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K. Ferrier, 32, 1216 42 Craig W. Jefferson St., Joliet, was arrested on July 16 at 4:25 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Hickory for possession of cannabis and criminal trespass to property. R. Deang, 42, 16764 43 Mildred W. Apache Drive, Lockport, was arrested on July 16 at 4:10 a.m. in the 300 block of Railroad for DUI/alcohol. Twanette S. Adams, 28, 816 Northside Drive,Shorewood, was arrested on July 17 at 4:37 p.m. in the 2300 block of Route 59 for leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle.

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M. Campbell, 56, 45 Judith 102 Stryker Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 17 at 6:05 p.m. in the 6000 block of Old Creek Lane

for aggravated battery of a child. Wayne T. Alsander Jr., 22, 3616 Monroe, Bellwood, was arrested on July 17 at 12:36 p.m. in the 3000 block of Plainfield for retail theft.

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Thomas R. Vaughn, 39, 1017 N. Prarie Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 17 at 8:53 p.m. for possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of cannabis.

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Robert E. Lee Jr., 23, 1089 Spring Green Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 17 at 4 p.m. on Fairmount and Cardinal for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Terrance L. Dillard, 24, 321 Dellwood Ave., Lockport, was arrested on July 17 at 4 p.m. on Fairmount and Cardinal for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Dominique N. Tyler, 24, 300 Lacrosse Drive, Bolingbrook, was arrested on July 18 at 4:05 in the 2500 block of W. Jefferson for retail theft.

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Kyle O. Williams, 20, 1106 Parkwood, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 4:03 p.m. in the 1100 block of Parkwood for possession of cannabis.

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Donald M.Woods Jr., 24, 825 Ross, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 7:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Springfield for possession of cannabis.

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Jerrell M. Amos, 20, 165 Wallace, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 7:58 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Des Plaines for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Quantrel L. Jones, 21, 167 Wallace, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 10:58 p.m. in the 300 block of Water for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Ronald Hunter, 22, 918 Parkwood Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 17 at 4 p.m. on Fairmount and Cardinal for criminal trespass to state supported land.

Davell M. Mercer, 20, 153 Wallace, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 10:58 p.m. in the 300 block of Water for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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Grace E. Lucio, 27, 206 Madison, Joliet, was arrested on July 17 at 2:22 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Washington for endangering the health of a child.

Makhi T. Jones, 18, 1403 Devonshire Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 10:58 p.m. in the 300 block of Water for criminal trespass to state supported land.

Clifford J. Holmes, 27, 2519 Fairway Drive, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 12:30 a.m. in the 100 block of N. Joliet for criminal trespass to real property.

Jerrell M. Amos, 20, 165 Wallace, Joliet, was arrested on July 18 at 10:58 p.m. in the 300 block of Water for criminal trespass to state supported land.

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JCA students and faculty Kidzfest combines join missionary experience fun and learning It is the middle of summer vacation and students have so many options available to them. Many are working summer jobs, participating in summer sports and leagues, traveling on vacation or just hanging by the pool. It takes a very special person to give up a week of summer vacation to serve some of the neediest people in the country. Between June 17 and 22, four faculty members and 12 students from Joliet Catholic Academy traveled to Toledo, Ohio to participate in a missionary experience. The group was comprised of students Robert Babich, Kayla Belofsky, Jordan Bergeson, Mary Rose Bruno, Brittany Cunnea, Kagan Kingery, Megan Matthews, Courtney Peterson, Ariana Ruiz, Monica

Underwood, Anna Wardlow and Thomas Wiffler. JCA faculty members were Fr. Jeff Smialek, O.Carm; Sr. Barb Kwiatkowski, OSF; Joe Burke; and Barb Powers. The group left June 17 for the drive to Toledo. They met up with about 250 other students and adults from around the nation at the Catholic Heart WorkCamp site. Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School in suburban Oregon, Ohio hosted the group. The students were split between numerous sites around the Toledo area. Some of the organizations that took volunteers included the Toledo/ Northwest Ohio Foodbank; the Catholic Club of Toledo, which has been providing services for people with disabilities;

and Toledo Grows, an urban gardening project of the city. Other students helped to build wheelchair ramps at houses, and the Little Sisters of the Poor put a large number of students to work on the grounds crew around their Motherhouse. This trip gave the students an opportunity to learn more about urban poverty in the United States and what is being done to help alleviate it. The trip was made possible by a great deal of fundraising by the students and generous donations from others in the community, including grants from the social justice commissions of both the Carmelites and the Joliet Franciscan Sisters. Plans are already underway at JCA for another mission trip in the summer of 2013.

Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2012, a free family festival for children to play, explore, imagine and create. Kidzfest will be held from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.Aug.4 in downtown Joliet. Lewis University will participate along with other organizations,including the Joliet Public Library, Joliet Park District, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet Area Historical Museum, Rialto Square Theatre, Brookfield Zoo, Haunted Trails, Will County Land Use Department, Gallery 7, St. Joseph Academy, Joliet Slammers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Each child can receive a certificate as he/she enters the Lewis University Kidzfest MiniCampus across from the Rialto Square Theatre. The children earn marks on the certificate for each activity that they attend.

Those who earn four marks on the certificate will earn an “aviator wings pin.” Entertaining and educational experiences at Lewis exhibits include opportunities to: • Sit in a small airplane. Parents may have a free digital photo taken of each child in the plane, courtesy of Lewis University; • Test your skills on a Microsoft Flight Simulator game (for children in elementary or middle school), with direction from Flight students; • Get free photo IDs taken by students in the Criminal/ Social Justice program. • See robots provided by the Computer Science department; • Become a scientist through chemistry and biology experiments. Fun includes See KIDZFEST, page 10


Calendar ONGOING 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 www.niafg.org for more information or to leave a message on the Al-Anon line at 815-7739623. 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. 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. 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. 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 chicagosw@yahoo.com.

JULY 25 Joliet Lupus Support Group Meeting.
 6:15 to 8 p.m.
at the Provena Physical Rehab & Sports Injury Center, 2132 Jefferson St. (in Marycrest Plaza), Joliet. Sonya Loynachan, Health Promotion Manager, Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter will talk about the history of lupus, how it was discovered and how treatment has changed over the years. She will also tell us about the services that LFA, IL Chapter

provides. One of the Walk for Lupus Now events will be in Naperville August 18 and Sonya will tell the group all about it. 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) 351-2544 or e-mail: tlapurdue82@gmail.com.

JULY 26 Free Park Parties. 6 to 8 p.m. at Remington Park.The Lockport Township Park District is offering Park Parties, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. Enjoy music, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, games and more. A slice of pizza, snow cones and drinks will be provided for the first 200 guests. This is a free event. For more information visit www.lockportpark.org or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

JULY 28 Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer Joliet Slammers Awareness Night. 6:05 p.m. at Silver Cross Field. Tickets are $15.00 (adults and children) and include a Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer T-shirt, your entry ticket to the game and a $5 donation to PanCan.

JULY 31 American Red Cross Blood Drive. 3 to 7 p.m. at the Shorewood-Troy Public Library.

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL JULY 25, 2012 Donate blood at this blood drive and help save a life. Call Danielle in youth services to schedule your appointment at 815-7254368.

AUGUST 2 LogJam Rock Concert. The Lockport Chamber of Commerce will host LogJam, a 3-day rock fest on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th on the grounds of Homer Tree Service, 14000 Archer Avenue (at Interstate

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355 and Route 171) in Lockport. LogJam boasts such national acts as Eddie Money, Survivor, and the Ray Manzarek-Rogers Band, featuring Ray Manzarek, co-founder of The Doors. Many other bands will be featured during the week’s festivities, together with a children’s carnival. Tickets are $10 per evening and are available for purchase online at www. lockportlogjam.com or at the gate.


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FITZPATRICK Continued from page 5 of their achievement offers some insight into the agriculture and building practices of the period,” Garner wrote. His wealth and status allowed his family to prosper in the community, and his son Michael to become the town supervisor of Lockport and a prominent philanthropist. Michael Fitzpatrick would eventually take the first step in allowing the Fitzpatrick property and home to remain a part of the community.

Achieving Adaptive Reuse In the 1920s, Michael Fitzpatrick donated much of the original farm to the Archdiocese of Chicago. That land would eventually serve as home to Lewis University, which evolved from the Lewis Holy Name Technical School founded in 1932. “That land west of [Route] 53 eventually becomes Lewis University land,” Cremin said.

KIDZFEST Continued from page 8 concoctions that experiment with everyday materials; • See yourself on television by visiting an electronic media van and see how a news program is created by the Communications department; • Watch Lewis art students work on a painting. Kids also can draw their own artwork on a banner at this Kidzfest booth; • See a mastodon tooth and other small fossils and minerals and talk to a geologist; • Get blood pressures and pulse screenings for children and adults from the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Also, adults can undergo blood sugar testing and receive information

“In the 1970s, it became Lewis University.” However, the Fitzpatrick House remained in the hands of Michael Fitzpatrck’s sister, Francis, until her death in 1950. The home was used as a residence until the 1970s, when it was purchased by the Material Service Corporation. In 1983, the Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois acquired the house and funds to begin its restoration. Historic recognition and adaptive reuse were the goals for the Fitzpatrick House. The following year, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its significance as a national historic site was officially recognized. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency began to restore the property to Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic properties in the late 1980s. Between 1990 and 2001, the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission used the house as office space. In 2001, Lewis University purchased the Fitzpatrick House to go along with the Fitzpatrick property that was donated to the

Archdiocese of Chicago in the 1920s. “The I&M Canal [National Heritage Corridor] commissioners decided to move out of the house,and now it didn’t have a tenant anymore,” Cremin said. “And Lewis University was deemed the most likely partner for this building.” The same year Lewis acquired the home, Amy Munro, historic preservationist with the Will County Land Use Department, nominated the property for the Will County Local Landmark Program. In February 2002, the Fitzpatrick house was placed on the Will County Register of Historic Places. Put simply, the various recognitions granted to the house are sure to keep it in the historic narrative of Lockport Township and the nation. “The house connects directly to the I&M Canal,” Cremin said. “So you have a canal worker [Fitzpatrick] and the story of a canal that connects New York to New Orleans right through Lockport. Locally, you have a figure who goes against the stereotype of an Irish canal worker.”

on hypertension and diabetes awareness. Several wellness games will focus on nutrition, hand washing, exercise and smoking habits. A coloring book, “Be A Nurse,” also will be available in limited numbers; • Enjoy student performers from the Lewis Philip Lynch Theatre presenting songs at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the outdoor stage; • Learn a lesson in finances from the College of Business; • Choose from designs and get a new look at the Face Painting booth; • Enjoy stories, including books by Dr. Seuss, read by future teachers attending the College of Education; • Improve athletic skills with tips from student athletes on sports including men’s and

women’s basketball, volleyball and golf. Free temporary “tattoos” of the Lewis Flyers mascot also will be available; • Go back in history to guess who famous people are at the History booth; and • Try on ROTC gear and equipment. Test your physical abilities and explore a Humvee. “Kidzfest demonstrates the Lewis University mission to promote life-long learning by encouraging children to take advantage of various learning opportunities, to ask questions, to set goals, and to interest them in different fields,” said Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. “Moreover, the educational activities offered at Kidzfest are fun for the youngsters.”

Police hold local man on child porn By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

A Plainfield man now faces charges of possession of child pornography, after an arrest that involved not only local police, but Naperville police, the Will County Sheriff’s office and the State’s Attorney’s Office as well. Plainfield Police arrested John F. Margarella, 47, of 16321 Riverwood Court after officers, acting on a search warrant, located videos of downloaded child pornography on a computer inside his residence. Margarella has been charged with four counts of Aggravated Child Pornography, which is a class 2 felony, and has been transferred to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. The information leading to the search warrant came after a lengthy joint investigation by the Plainfield Police and the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. The arrest is part of a commitment by the State’s Attorney’s office to respond to the growth in child exploitation crimes. The Will County States Attorney’s Office Computer Crimes Unit specializes in the prosecution of crimes related to Internet child exploitation, identity theft, and other crimes involving digital evidence. According to the State’s Attorney’s Office, there is an unprecedented growth in child pornography in the United States because of the Internet. The Internet provides child sexual predators with virtually undetectable means of sending

and receiving illicit images of children, and has become the venue of choice for predators who transmit and receive child pornography. It also affords sexual predators the opportunity to engage children in anonymous exchanges that can lure the child into sexual conversations and sexual contact. In recent months, the unit has helped nab a host of alleged criminals on charges related to child exploitation. One of the most shocking involved a Frankfort man accused of soliciting sex from a child via a Craigslist site devoted to fathers willing to“share”their daughters. In this case, law enforcement officials from Cook and Will Counties posed as a father online to catch the alleged criminal. 25-year-old Brandon J. Bergthold received ten years in prison after he plead guilty to indecent solicitation of a child. At the time of his arrest, Bergthold told police he was addicted to child porn, prosecutors said. States Attorney James Glasgow also set up the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to improve the way child abuse cases are investigated and to minimize the trauma to young victims. The center’s staff performs child-sensitive interviews when there are allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse. These interviews, conducted by caring professionals in a non-suggestive, child-friendly environment, have been used to successfully prosecute hundreds of child predators.


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1 Way to measure brightness 10 Group whose name contains a deliberate misspelling inspired by the Beatles, whom t hey ardently admired 15 Pressing need 16 Web search option 17 Augustine St. Clare’s daughter, in an 1852 novel 18 Immune system component 19 Grand-scale poetry 20 Largest living toothed animal 22 Strategic math game 24 Nixon attorney general Richardson 25 __ asada 27 Black-and-tan tans 28 Tuber with eyes 32 Schedule 33 Tot’s tea party guest 35 Like Brahms’s

Piano Trio No. 1 36 Some reds 38 “Hubba hubba!” 40 Fielder’s fig. 41 Render speechless 45 Thinker Diderot 46 Aid criterion 48 “My Country” author 49 Cybermemo 50 “Swan Lake” princess 52 Abbr. for dumbbells 53 Windows icon 57 “__ girl!” 60 Slide presentation 61 Place for pitchers? 63 Mormon Tabernacle feature 64 Conductor in a circuit 65 Goalie Dominik who won the Vezina Trophy six times 66 He came out of retirement to play Winston Churchill in “Inglorious Basterds”

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1 Archipelago part 2 Stick in a medicine cabinet 3 Mountains containing the Cathedral Group 4 Erodes 5 T selection 6 Pairs of even numbers? 7 “Once more ...” 8 It’s longer than a Kurzgeschichte (short story) 9 Knotted up 10 How one must sometimes win 11 Blue blood vessels? 12 Three-toed bird 13 Tot’s tea party guest 14 Seafood selection 21 Bungle 23 Sits 25 Political junkies watch it 26 Breathing 29 Keyboardist’s support 30 Off 31 Early statistical software

34 High air? 37 They may be counted 39 Singer with the 1965 hit “1-2-3” 42 Not as quick on the uptake 43 Beefy hybrid 44 Used a prayer rug 47 __ Brothers, who sang “Black Water” 51 100 pfennigs, briefly 53 Speed-of-sound name 54 Jewish youth org. 55 Corp. bigwigs 56 A sq. is one 58 List heading 59 NAFTA part: Abbr. 62 Place to get a tkt. ©2012 TRIBUNE SERVICES, INC.

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Keep your feet on the ground. You can go chasing rainbows if it makes you happy this week, but it won’t get you anywhere. Focus your energies on tangible, realistic goals rather than flights of fancy.

Watch your step this week . Even with the most innocent of intentions, your words could be misconstrued by people with a chip on their shoulder. Be on your best behavior when meeting new people.

No good deed goes unpunished. You may wonder why you do all that hard work this week. Perseverance pays off. A few kind words from a friend or colleague will be all it takes to make your day.

Make sure all get their fair share. You can have the biggest piece of the pie, but others may hold it against you. Remain equitable when dividing the spoils and you’ll keep everyone happy this week.

Stay casual. Avoid getting into deep, philosophical conversations. Being too frank about a subject could create hurt feelings this week. Entertain yourself with a backyard gathering of close friends.

Walk before you run. Don’t try to rush a romance to the next level before you’ve really gotten to know your partner. In the week ahead, take words at face value and don’t look for hidden agendas.

Stick with what you know. You can earn Brownie points by taking on extra responsibilities and being a gogetter. Show just how well you can handle your fields of expertise in the week to come.

When faced with a yes or no decision, you answer should be maybe. Don’t commit to anything in the week ahead. Hold off on making major decisions or purchases unless you are sure of results.

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. An elder colleague’s methods seem dated but they get results. That’s all that matters this week. Take good advice to heart as it may provide the answers you need.

The best is yet to come. Don’t let a minor downturn get you down, as the horizon will grow brighter in the week to come. Make sure finances are in order but avoid making any major changes.

Cover all the bases. Leave nothing to chance in the week ahead and make sure you’ve prepared for every possible outcome. The attention to detail you pay now will make life that much easier in the future.

Bite your tongue. It may be easy to find fault with situations, but that doesn’t mean you should tell everyone about it. Keep your attention focused on your own undertakings and projects this week.

SUDOKU

Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • OAKEN • NEWSY • STODGY • GROTTO

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Why their boat floated away -- KNOTS NOTS

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Options exist to fund college bills Next month, thousands of area studentswillheadofftocollege.Some will pack up cars with mini-fridges and microwave ovens, headed to their first taste of independence in a campus dorm. Others will remain home-based, commuting to classes at one of a host of local colleges and universities. Regardless of the living arrangements, the cost of attending college has tripled over the past two decades, leaving many students taking out thousands of dollars in loans, and wondering how they will pay for it all. There’s always financial aid, but need is great. At Illinois State University in 2011, 76 percent of freshmen were found to have financial need to meet tuition, fees and housing costs totalling more than $24,000 (for students residing in Illinois). The average assistance given to a student was more than

$12,000. And while grants may be worry-free, loans are anything but. According to the financial aid websites fastweb.com and finaid. org, federal student loans in the United States now add up to $800 million dollars, exceeding credit card debt. If you are able to start saving early, the state of Illinois offers a few college savings options that can help. The College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program is the Illinois section 529 prepaid tuition plan. Administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the program is a tax-advantaged way to lock in the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for a future college student at today’s rates. When a beneficiary is ready to go to college, he or she can apply benefits almost anywhere according to the terms of the contract. College

Illinois! Prepaid Tuition benefits are exempt from state and federal taxes when used for qualified education expenses. Illinois taxpayers can deduct contributions up to $10,000 per individual or $20,000 for married couples filing jointly. Visit www.529prepaidtuition.org Illinois Bright Start Savings is a section 529 college savings plan. While not locking in a specific rate of tuition, the plan does allow for contributions to be deductible from Illinois state income taxes. Qualified withdrawals are exempt from Federal and Illinois state income taxes. Investment options include age-based portfolios, agebased portfolios with bank deposits, equity portfolio, fixed income portfolio, fixed income portfolio with bank deposits, and principal protection income portfolio. There is a cumulative contribution limit of $235,000 per beneficiary. Visit

www.brightstartsavings.com Illinois also has a College Savings Bond Program of zero-coupon bonds, which are exempt from Federal and State Income Taxes. Purchases of up to $25,000 in bonds will not reduce eligibility for state education assistance and loan programs.The bonds pay $5,000 at maturity and are offered at various discounted rates, depending on the number of years until maturity. If the bond proceeds are applied toward higher education in Illinois, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission pays a bonus incentive grant of $20 for each year the bond is held to maturity if at least 70 percent of the bond proceeds are used to attend an Illinois college (e.g., ranging from $20 to $440 per bond). Bonds may be purchased through brokerage firms. For students headed to college in the next year or so, there are

still options available to help pay the bills. In fact, many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it, according to finaid. com, a comprehensive website dedicated to providing information about applying and receiving aid for college. Financial aid includes: • The FAFSA form, • The Federal PLUS Loan • The Federal Pell Grant Program Mostimportant,whenconsidering a college choice, be aware that the price in the catalog is rarely what a student ends up paying. Talk to the financial aid office of each school of interest to find out about available scholarships, discounted rates, payment plans, student work options and more, all of which can be applied to bring down the cost of a college education.


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CrackerJacks, Lincolns done for 2012 By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After a successful showing at the Midwest Collegiate League All-Star game last week and right before making a push at a playoff run, Jamie Toole, owner of both the Will County CrackerJacks and the Illinois Lincolns of Will County, announced Thursday that both teams had resigned from the MCL effective immediately. The reason for the teams’ resignation differs from one camp to the next. Toole states philosophical differences between he and MCL commissioner Don Popravak. “I felt there were some changes in the rules made during the season that were not in the best interest of the team or the league,” Toole said. “The commissioner owns two teams and there is inevitably going to be a conflict of interest.” Popravak said Toole was part of any rules the league has and that no rules were changed. “Jamie was a founding member of the league and was integral in writing and assisting in the drafting of all of our bylaws and operation manuals,” Popravak said. Popravak said the resignation came after the two Will County teams failed to meet financial obligations to the league, which had reached more than $20,000. “We as a league talked to him about the debt and he bounced a check he had written for the league fees,” Popravak said. “Every week he said he would have it on Friday until Fridays came and went and we had run out of Fridays.We asked when he would satisfy the debt and every time he would try to redirect the conversation in a different direction. On Thursday he said

he would have it by end of business and all we heard from him was that he was resigning.” Toole admits his teams still owe a portion of the fees to the MCL and he cited starting the season on the road and losing games to the recent storm as some of the reasons the teams were behind. He is, however, disputing the amount stated by the commissioner. “Each team’s fees are only $6,000 and we paid a portion,” Toole said. “So, it is nowhere near $20,000.” Popravak again disagrees. “The only check he ever wrote to us bounced,” Popravak said. “He signed over a player fee check to the league, but that check came from a player, not from him.” As far as the players are concerned, Toole had originally sent out a press release that would have seen the CrackerJacks and Lincolns finish off the regular season, which was scheduled to end at the end of July, by playing each other in a three game series and then a five-game series to determine the best collegiate team in Will See DONE, page 18

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Mitch Elliot and the Will County CrackerJacks are done for 2012.


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JCA advances to state summer Elite Eight By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

In the beginning of the summer, high school baseball players are off playing with their independent travel teams or are spending time with summer football or basketball teams, making summer baseball a second thought. That is until the playoffs. Once the Phil Lawler Illinois High School Coaches Association finals start, teams want to win. “Once the playoffs start, that is when the focus really changes,” Tschida said. “This is when we really hit it hard because we really want to win every game and win this championship. Before that is really nonchalant.” Tschida made sure the Hillmen came out ahead of Joliet West in the 1-0, 10 innings affair Thursday afternoon at Lockport’s Ed Flink Field. Tschida shot a 3-2 pitch from Quinn Ahern through a drawnin infield to score Brock Pluth. “We haven’t played West since sophomore year and I know a lot of those guys and I really wanted to beat them,” Tschida said. “They are a scrappy team and they play hard every game.” “We all went to Troy with a lot of them and it was great to have to beat them to win,” Pluth said. “Not in a bad way, in a friendly way.” The game looked as if it would be won in regulation several times, most notably when JCA centerfielder Nick Delasandro robbed West designated hitter Joe Pharo, who hit a shot to right center with a man on first base, running on the play. “That was a great catch,” said West coach John Karczewski. “He would have scored.” Despite the loss, Karczewski was happy with how the Tigers competed with a team that was thought of as one of the tops in the state last year. “We had opportunities,” Karczewski said.“People say we can’t play with them, well I will tell you, not only can we play See STATE, page 18

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Chris Tschida had the game-winning single in the 10th inning, moving JCA to the Phil Lawler Tournament Elite Eight.

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Locals playing in Women’s Open By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

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Lockport graduate and incoming freshman at Lewis University, Krystal Garritson, will play in the Illinois Women’s Open.

The 18th Annual Illinois Women’s Open again returns to Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, and with the redesign, it is sure to be a challenge. Competition began at 7 a.m. Wednesday with the first round and continues at the same time Thursday for round two. The final round is Friday morning. Defending champion and two-time winner Jenna Pearson from Wheaton teed off at 8 a.m. Wednesday in defense of her title. The last time she defended her title, in 2007, she lost in a 10-hole playoff in her quest for two straight wins. Last year Pearson shot a 215, good for 1-under par. It will be a challenge for anyone to shoot under par this year on the renovated and more difficult course. “We are very excited to be hosting this marquee women’s event and believe that now with the new renovations and the changes we are making, it will continue to grow,” said Dan Phillips, the Director of Golf at Mistwood. “This year’s field is expected to be bigger than last year, when we had about 80.” The winner will take home $5,000 and the total purse is expected to be more than $15,000. Pearson played her opening round alongside the only threetime winner of the event, Kerry

Postillion.Other strong members in the field include Sammi Sloan of Lansing, Katherine Hepler of Lincoln and Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor. Armstrong won the Western Junior Championship in 2011 and is a sophomore at Notre Dame, while Hepler a few

years ago was the youngest ever in the field at just 13 years of age. No other top five finishers besides Pearson return from last year, but Brooke Beeler See OPEN, page 18


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‘NASCAR Contenders Live’ event introduced At a press conference Thursday outside the House of Blues in Chicago, NASCAR announced the launch of the inaugural interactive fan event: NASCAR Contenders Live(SM) sponsored by Toyota and Sprint. The event will allow fans to interact directly with the 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders at the House of Blues on Wednesday, Sept.12 at 1:30 p.m. Present at the announcement of the launch were Joe Gibbs Racing driver of the No. 18 Toyota Camry Kyle Busch;Toyota National Manager of Motorsports and Engagement Marketing Keith Dahl; NASCAR Senior Director of Partnership Marketing Lou Garate; Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock and 2012 Miss Sprint Cup Jaclyn Roney. NASCAR Contenders Live (SM) sponsored by Toyota and Sprint

will signify the start of the most intense and competitive time of the NASCAR season, the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™.The 12 Chase contenders will interact onstage with NASCAR’s biggest supporters – the fans – and share their strategies and insight on how they plan to win the ultimate prize: the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ championship. This is an extremely rare opportunity for NASCAR fans as it will be the first time the top-12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ drivers will be in one room at the same time answering fan questions. In conjunction with the event launch, the first NASCAR Contenders Live(SM) sponsored by Toyota and Sprint Sweepstakes kicks off today by giving fans a chance to win an ultimate package that includes a 2012 Toyota Camry

SE, two tickets to the first-ever NASCAR Contenders Live(SM) sponsored by Toyota and Sprint fan event, two VIP tickets and two VIP passes to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 16, a oneyear subscription to SiriusXM Satellite radio and $500 cash. Fans can visit www.NASCAR. com/ContendersLive to enter the “Contenders Live” Sweepstakes until August 30th at 3:00 p.m. ET. Additionally, fans can visit the site to purchase tickets to NASCAR Contenders Live(SM) sponsored by Toyota and Sprint beginning on July 27. “NASCAR has the most passionate fans in all of sports,” said Norris Scott, NASCAR vice president of partnership marketing and business solutions. “What better way to See NASCAR, page 19

PICK VS. PROS Mark Gregory, Bugle Staff Last wk: Biffle (8th) Total Pts (19 races): 586 Mike Guglielmucci, WJOL Racer’s Forum Last wk: Stewart (12th) Total Pts (19 races): 581 Readers Last wk: Kahne (1st) Total Pts (19 races): 573 Scott Paddock, Pres., Chicagoland Speedway Last wk: Gordon (6th) Total Pts (19 races): 538 Scott Taylor, Bugle Staff Last wk: Hornish, Jr. (22nd) Total Pts (19 races): 473

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Kevin Harvick

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Jimmie Johnson THIS WEEK’S PICK: Tony Stewart THIS WEEK’S PICK: Jimmie Johnson

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Juan Montoya

Driver

1. Matt Kenseth

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2. D. Earnhardt Jr. 691

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4. Jimmie Johnson 656

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5. Denny Hamlin

628

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6. Kevin Harvick

622

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7. Tony Stewart

618

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8. Martin Truex Jr. 617

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9. Clint Bowyer

614

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10. Brad Keselowski 613

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11. Carl Edwards

567

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12. Kasey Kahne

574

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13. Kyle Busch

545

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14. Ryan Newman

536

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15 Paul Menard

534

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16. Joey Logano

533

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17. Jeff Gordon

524

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18. Marcos Ambrose 495

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18. Jeff Burton

493

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19. Jamie McMurray 486

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

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University of St. Francis signs 6-9 center from Indiana Looking to strengthen his team’s inside game, University of St. Francis head men’s basketball coach John Baines has signed Lowell High School product

Kyle Richwalski (Lowell, Ind.) to a letter of intent, it was announced on Monday. Richwalski, a 6-9 center, closed out an awards-filled high school

career averaging 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game despite being hobbled by an ankle injury. One year earlier, his averages

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within the Midwest Collegiate League and outside of the league to continue to improve their individual games,” the release said. “In addition, allowing players to sign with other teams will give them a chance to win a summer championship in 2012.” The CrackerJacks posted a 5227 in less than two full seasons of play, winning the 2011 MCL title. Toole said this is not the end

of the franchise. “We expect both of our teams to compete next year in a different league,” Toole said. “Our two teams have more Division I players than any other team. They were two of the best teams.” Popravak confirmed that there are no contractual clauses with the MCL that would prohibit the teams from playing again in 2013.

One of those is Lockport’s Tyra Frederick. The Eastern Illinois grad played briefly on the LPGA Futures Tour in 2004. She was the winner of the Illinois Women’s Amateur in 2003. She teed off at 9:10 Wednesday. Former Southwest Prairie Conference champion Mallory Carr from Minooka is also in the field and is joined by Lockport’s Krystal Garritson and Carly

Shapiro and Downers Grove’s Helene Ault, Liz Schwartzers and Colleen Mahoney. Mahoney is a sophomore at Purdue, while Carr is a recent graduate of North Central College in Naperville and is currently an Assistant Pro at White Eagle Golf Course in Naperville. Shapiro is a senior at Lewis University in Romeoville, while Garritson is an incoming freshman.

these kids of mine any day of the week. They have heart and they play with it.” For JCA, advancing in the summer post season can’t make up for the upset loss to Lincoln-Way West in the Class 3A sectional, but it can ease the pain.

“We want nothing more than to win it,” Pluth said.“That game was hard to swallow. I didn’t want to talk for a week. This helps.” The Hillmen lost the Elite Eight play Monday 6-1 to Lyons Township.

Continued from page 14 County. That idea was short lived, as a follow up release was issued three hours later stating the two teams were done playing in 2012. “The CrackerJacks decided it was best to let players from their club pursue other options both

OPEN Continued from page 16 of Butler, Diane Daugherty of Carbondale and Taylor Quinn of Barrington Hills all return after finishing sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. On the local front, there will be a few from the Voyager Media coverage area who will be participating.

STATE Continued from page 15 with them, we can play with anybody. The days of Joliet West baseball being down is over. These kids work hard. I’ll take

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included 10.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. During both campaigns, he

led the team in rebounding. “Kyle is a player whose best basketball is still ahead of him,” said Baines.


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Keith Dahl, left to right, Kyle Busch, Jaclyn Roney, Lou Garate and Scott Paddock unveil a 2012 Toyota Camry SE as NASCAR announces the launch of the inaugural interactive fan event: NASCAR Contenders Live sponsored by Toyota and Sprint on July 20, 2012, in Chicago, Ill.

kick off the Chase than with an event that gives fans exclusive access inside a room with the sports’ top 12 drivers. This also serves as a unique program for Toyota and Sprint who support the sport heavily.” “Contenders Live on September 12 provides Toyota with an exceptional platform from which to partner with NASCAR, and the visibility to interface with the sport’s enthusiastic fan base,” said Dahl. “Toyota has connected with fans in many different ways since we began competing in NASCAR in 2004, and this event will provide still another opportunity for fans to get a glimpse behind-thescenes.” “We always strive to deliver experiences to fans that create memories that will last a lifetime, and this event will do just that,” said Tim Considine, director of sports and entertainment

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marketing for Sprint.“NASCAR’s most important asset is the fans as they are the most loyal in all of sports. NASCAR Contenders Live will bring fans an incredible opportunity to interact with this season’s top drivers as we kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Chicago.” “We are privileged to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Chicago this September, and NASCAR Contenders Live will provide our fans with unprecedented access to the sport’s best and brightest as they begin their run towards the championship,” said Paddock. “The addition of Contenders Live to an already exhilarating Chase week lineup only adds to the excitement, which culminates on Sunday with the GEICO 400 and the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.” For tickets to the September 15-16 race weekend, visit www. ChicagolandSpeedway.com or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223). Single-day tickets are available, $40.


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A win just what the doctor ordered for Sadler By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

After battling the stomach flu all week, Elliott Sadler battled Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to win Sunday’s STP 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. “I dug myself a hole yesterday when (team owner) Richard Childress asked if he should get a back-up driver ready and I told him I wasn’t gonna need one,” said Sadler, who also won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus. “I knew I had to come today and bring my A-game. I was very weak, I haven’t been able to eat anything. Once I got the adrenaline going and started running toward the top, it helped.” All throughout, he insisted he would be able to run. “I told them I didn’t need no (darn) back-up driver,” he said. “I won a spring Busch Series race in 2008 when I threw up three times in my helmet during the race. I pride myself on being in shape. We talk every week about putting extra fans in the car and I don’t need any of that crap. I am an outdoors guy. I am not an air conditioned gym guy. I think that helps me and it was a big time pride thing today for me to stay in the car.” With seven laps remaining, Sam Hornish Jr. bumped Kyle Busch, sending him into Brendan Gaughan and putting both vehicles into the wall, bringing out the caution,setting up a green, white, checkered situation. “I was a little ticked off,” Sadler said. “I knew in the intervals we were running and how many

laps we had left, I don’t think he could have caught me. Anything can happen on a restart.” The points standings stayed the same, with Sadler remaining atop the Nationwide leaderboard. He leads Austin Dillon by 11 points, followed by Stenhouse (19 points back), Hornish (-42) and Allgaier (-78).

NASCAR TRUCKS Leading just six laps in the entire event, James Buescher passed points leader Timothy Peters and held off Brendan Gaughan, who led 83 of the 150 laps, to win his second race in the last three events. Gaughan was looking to get his first Trucks win in nearly nine years, and it appeared he would do just that, given how strong he and his Chevrolet truck looked early on. After spinning his tires on a late restart, he rallied from sixth to settle for second place. Gaughan, starting only his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season, was hoping for his first NCWTS win since Oct. 11, 2003 at Texas Motor Speedway, his sixth triumph of that season. Unfortunately, he would come up short, extending his current winless streak to 130 races.

PASTRANA A large part of the hype this weekend was around extreme sports star Travis Pastrana and his racing in both the NASCAR Nationwide series and the TRAXXAS TORC trucks. In Sunday’s STP 300, Pastrana

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Elliot Sadler celebrates winning the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday in Joliet.

finished a lap down, three cars off the lead lap, but was 17th overall, tying his best finish ever in a stock car. Thursday, in his first-ever race in his Menzies Racing-built Red Bull/Mopar/Ram/KMC Wheels TORC PRO 2 truck, Pastrana wowed the fans and placed second in the race.

Pastrana took advantage of a flat tire to move up into podium position,but put a veteran pass on longtime short course off-roader Scott Taylor (Miller Welding) to secure the No. 2 spot. “I wasn’t really going that fast, but I was trying like hell,” said Pastrana. Pastrana was asked to compare

the TORC Series racing to RallyCross and he said “There’s a lot more air than RallyCross and you’re sideways all the time.” Friday night, the PRO2 race was moved to the last race of the night to feature Pastrana, but he failed to get on the podium, placing ninth. mark@buglenewspapers.com


unpunished. You may wonder why you do all that hard work this week. Perseverance pays off. A few kind words from a friend or colleague will be all it takes to make your day.

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fair share. You can have the biggest piece of the pie, but others may hold it against you. Remain equitable when dividing the spoils and you’ll keep everyone happy this week.

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Stay casual. Avoid getting into deep, philosophical conversations. Being too frank about a subject could create hurt feelings this week. Entertain yourself with a backyard gathering of close friends.

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Walk before you run. Don’t try to rush a romance to the next level before you’ve really gotten to know your partner. In the week ahead, take words at face value and don’t look for hidden agendas.

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Loan just another form of debt Dear Dave, My son is 22 and about to enter the Navy as an officer. He’s been offered a Career Starter Loan. His plan is to invest the money and let it grow while he’s in the service. I’m not sure this is a good idea. What do you think about it? Mary Dear Mary, The Career Starter Loan is just another form of debt, so it’s something I can’t recommend. Basically, it’s the military trying to do a nice thing for its men and women. The problem is that it’s still a loan that has to be repaid. It’s not a signing bonus. In my mind, if you want to help me start my career, kick things off by giving me a job and a paycheck. Do you know what the numberone cause of security clearance problems is in the military?

It’s debt. And financial irresponsibility is the third most prevalent reason for dishonorable discharge from the armed forces. And yet, with this kind of program, they’re shoving debt into young people’s faces right off the bat. I appreciate the fact that he’s trying to use an academic approach. I’m sure he sees a scenario where he can borrow money with low payments and a really low interest rate, invest it and make a ton of money. The problem is he’s leaving risk out of the equation. What happens if the investments don’t pan out? He could lose the money and still have to repay the loan.

Being older, and having a bit more wisdom, you and I realize things don’t always work out the way they’re planned. In other words, life happens. But don’t be too hard on him. He’s trying to use his intellect, and that’s a good thing. Still, wisdom always trumps academia. And that whisper of wisdom is telling us this situation could be a mess waiting to happen! —Dave

To catch a thief Dear Dave, My stepson is about to turn 18. I have reason to believe that his biological father has used his son’s name to open credit accounts. I’ve been told that you can’t do a credit check on a minor, so what’s the easiest way to go about checking this out? Tom

Dear Tom, I’m not sure who told you that you can’t do a credit check on a minor. I did it on all my kids when they were younger. There are three national credit reporting bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. Just go online to each one, and pull his credit reports to see if anything is showing. If you find anything, you’ll need to file a police report in the locale where the offense occurred. After you file the report, get a copy and approach the business in question, explaining what happened. You’ll have to make sure they understand this guy is not the kid’s legal, parental guardian, and that he stole his son’s identity to open the account. Then, provide them with a copy of the police report and make sure they take his name

off the account. Checking a credit report is pretty easy, and it will give you a wealth of information. The biggest hassle is making the contacts and explaining things to creditors and the reporting bureaus. But it’s a lot bigger hassle for the identity thief once the companies that have been duped and the authorities know what’s going on! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling 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 daveramsey.com.

You can’t beat the market, so stop trying By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Media Services

I have been fielding a lot of questions lately about purchasing individual stocks in retirement accounts. While the allure of finding the “next big company” can be compelling, how many investors have the knowledge, time and energy to devote to building and maintaining a portfolio of individual stocks? In my experience, very few. And more importantly, the odds of success are against them. Numerous studies have found that beating the market is hard ... really hard! To see just how difficult it can be, look no further than mutual fund professionals, who are supposed to have the skills, staff and connections necessary to beat the relevant stock indexes against which they are compared. While about half of fund managers best their indexes (before fees) in

any given year, very few do so consistently. Part of manager underperformance can be explained by the annual fees involved in actively managed funds. These include management, administrative and distribution (or 12(b)-1) fees, and commissions or “loads,” all of which can add 2 to 3 percent in costs. Fees are an enormous drag on long-term performance, which is why I recommend that you stick to low-cost index funds. Even without the fees, beating the market is still difficult.Charles D. Ellis, a consultant to large institutional investors, discussed the challenge his profession faces in a recent article in the Financial Analysts Journal called “The Winner’s Game”. He noted that, “Most investors are not beating the market; the market is beating them. ... And it’s much, much harder to beat the market after costs and fees.” Ellis found that

the percentage of mutual fund managers who lag their relative index, after fees, is 60 percent in any one year, 70 percent over 10 years and 80 percent over 20 years. The numbers speak for themselves: only one in five managers beats the index over the long run! Ellis is a consummate insider of the investment management business, which is why we should pay attention when he practically begs his colleagues to stop selling the fallacy of beating the market. “[W]e continue selling what most of us have not delivered and, realistically, will not deliver: beat-the-market investment performance. Most investors have not yet caught on to the fact that they would be better off if they put most of, if not all, their investments in low-cost index funds or indexmatching exchange-traded funds.” Ellis is not the lone voice on the topic. David Swensen, the

chief investment officer at Yale University, advises individual investors to “invest in a welldiversified portfolio of lowcost index funds.” And even the Oracle of Omaha,Warren Buffett, has said that the best bet for an individual investor “is to just buy a low-cost index fund and keep buying it regularly over time. ... If you have 2 percent a year of your funds being eaten up by fees, you’re going to have a hard time matching an index fund in my view.” Here’s the funny thing: I have explained the poor odds and recited these quotes to clients, and yet many of them still believe that they can identify and grow rich from the next Apple or Google stock. While optimism can be a wonderful thing in life, it may be better to be objective when it comes to investing. Academic data suggests that even when there are cases of investors beating the market, the outperformance

is a result of good luck. Good luck is nothing to sneeze at, but relying on it as a retirement strategy is unwise. If I haven’t yet convinced you to avoid individual stocks, then make sure that you limit your downside risk. The best way to do so is to keep your individual stocks to a small portion of your overall portfolio -- say five percent of your total invested assets. This way, stock picking can be an enjoyable hobby and an interesting intellectual diversion, but not something that could decimate your savings and retirement funds. (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.)

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