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Sentinel The Shorewood

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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A QUESTION OF SALARY TROY DISCUSSES SALARIES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS

By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Just a week after the Shorewood Village Council discussed raising the salary for the mayor’s job, Troy Township officials sat down to discuss possible pay raises for their own elected staff. The Troy Township Salary Committee held its first meeting July 24 to discuss the salaries of the new board, which will be elected in April 2013 for the 201317 terms. The meeting was a requirement, by Illinois elections law, for every township in the state, and must be conducted within 180 days of the election. Joseph Baltz, supervisor of Troy Township, offered recommendations to the committee in terms of the future salaries of elected officials: • Freeze the salaries and benefits of all elected officials; • Freeze the salaries and benefits for all elected officials except for the Highway Commissioner and Assessor (the two full-time elected positions). Those positions would receive a salary freeze for year one of their terms, followed by a $4,000 increase for each in years two, three and four; and • Freeze the salaries and benefits for all elected officials except for the Highway Commissioner and Assessor. Those positions would receive a salary freeze for year one of their terms, followed by an increase of the lesser of 5 percent,

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or the CPI Urban Index, for years two, three and four of their terms. “This is a very difficult and challenging process to go through,” Baltz said. “You are establishing the salary and benefit structure which will be in place for a four year period…and you don’t know what the future economy holds. You are trying to balance that with the needs of the Troy Township residents and a budget; all while trying to have a salary and benefit package that will attract and retain the type of individuals needed to serve.” That struggle was evident during the discussions, and while the three proposals were discussed at length, the committee did not come to an agreement at the initial meeting. Further meetings will be held to discuss the topic before the board receives a recommendation from the committee for their consideration, Baltz said. All meetings are open public meetings and notices will be posted at www.troytownship. com. “I myself and all of the officials of Troy Township are very aware and cognizant of the current economic climate and the challenges that not only the residents of Troy Township face but also the residents of Will County, the state of Illinois and the entire United States,” Baltz said.“These thoughts are in the forefront of our minds and our discussions as we work towards a recommendation to be presented to the full board.”


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Shorewood sets plan for park rehab By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

More than a simple facelift is in store for Shorewood’s West Shore Park, as village officials approved the use of grant money to renovate the facility. The $430,000 project will include a playground and

splash pad, a picnic shelter, fishing station, , sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, bags courts benches and native landscaping., as well as 14 additional parking spots. Located just south of Jefferson Avenue on the banks of the DuPage River,West Shores three acres have been considered

by village officials as a central focus of the village’s riverfront revitalization plan. The Shorewood Riverfront Trail is envisioned as a river walk with connections to the DuPage River Trail system, and as a spur to the Rock Run Trail, the I&M Canal Trail and ultimately, a connection to the American

Discovery Trail. Half the West Shore project is funded by a $214,600 grant from Illinois Department of Natural Resources. West Shore was among 42 parks and recreation projects statewide to recently receive funding. To get things started, the village board gave the go-ahead

to Naperville-based Hitchcock Design Group, approving a $53,700 contract for design and development at West Shore. Surveys, analysis, and design work are to be completed in the fall, and construction is scheduled 2013 with a plan for early summer completion, officials said.

Cross Senior Citizen Health Fair on tap this month By Sherri Dauskurdas Staff Reporter

Older adults looking for information, health screenings and more can find it this month in Plainfield. State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) of the 84th district will host his annual Senior Citizen Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Immaculate Parish Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. “I encourage senior citizens and their family members to attend our senior fair,”Cross said. “This year’s fair has numerous additions from previous years.” The free and public event offers a bevy of information

More Info: What: Senior Citizen Health Fair When: 9:00am – 12:00pm,Tuesday, August 7 Where: Saint Mary’s Immaculate Parish Church, 15629 South Illinois Route 59, Plainfield For questions or more information, please contact Rep. Cross’ office at (815) 254-0000. and services for area seniors, including health screenings, expired prescription medical collections and a shred truck for personal documents. “There’s going to be tons of information,” Cross said. “We have a senior advisory council that put it together, they do an incredible job every year. The shred truck will be

located in the south corner of St. Mary’s parking lot. Seniors should pull up to the shred truck and wait for their documents to be unloaded. Participants are allowed a maximum of two grocery bags for each. New to this year’s fair is the Plainfield Police’s used and expired medication collection booth. Senior residents of

the district can bring in old medicines and be assured they will be disposed of properly, Cross said. Seniors citizens looking for a little cash in their pockets can check out a booth from State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office. Representatives will be on hand to conduct I-Cash searches for seniors. I-Cash is a digital search that helps match people to lost or unclaimed assets that the state may be holding. Established in 1999, the program reports that one in eight Illinois residents has an asset to be claimed in I-Cash. Assets include everything from stocks and CDs, to safe deposit boxes and valuables.

Glucose, blood pressure, oxygen level, temperature and balance testing screenings all will be offered as services at the Senior Fair. Cross has been a proponent for senior healthcare, particularly in the area of diabetes, for which he has been an ardent supporter of education and research. The event is organized by local residents on Cross’s Senior Advisory Group, which meets at his Lockport Street office every other month to discuss relevant senior issues. The next meeting is at 9 a.m. Thursday at 24047 W. Lockport St., Suite 213. sdauskurdas@enterprisepublications.com


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Ray Manzarek says Morrison’s still ‘number one poet buddy’

LogJam brings classic rock’s best to Lockport for weekend Doors co-founder set to play music festival Lockport’s LogJam Music Festival, By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

The Lockport Chamber of Commerce is ready to rock-nroll this weekend, and they are inviting residents of all ages to join them for the first-ever LogJam Music Festival. The rock fest will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Homer Tree Service grounds, 14000 Archer Ave., and feature classic rock acts Eddie Money, Survivor and the ManzarekRogers band. “For the first year, we wanted to have all classic rock bands,” Lockport Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Kay Campbell said. “We knew that was the direction we wanted to go.” D&B Consultants, who assists with Old Canal Days, helped the Chamber in organizing the event, which has been in the works for the past 18 months. Campbell said the ideal scenario would be to turn the LogJam into an annual event, and with room to fit 10,000 people, she anticipates a good turnout. “The mission of the Chamber is to bring businesses and the community together,” Campbell said. “This is an opportunity for many, many people to drive through Lockport, hit the businesses and discover the many hidden secrets of Lockport.” However, the headliners are just the tip of the iceberg. The music festival also will feature a carnival, food and a beer garden, and several local bands. Tickets for the LogJam Music Festival are $10 a night and can be purchased at City Hall, First Community Bank of Homer Glenn and Lockport, online at www.lockportlogjam.com, and at the gate. Children 8 years old and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information about LogJam Music Festival, visit www.lockportlogjam.com.

and he talked to Voyager Media about returning to his home state. By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

For most people, flying across the country for one night seems a little crazy. But Doors cofounder and current member of the Manzarek-Rogers Band, Ray Manzarek, is doing just that. Together with blues guitarist Roy Rogers, Manzarek is currently touring the country with the Manzarek-Rogers Band, a blues-rock collaboration that combines Manzarek’s masterful keyboard work with Roger’s famed guitar style. The duo’s next stop will be Lockport’s LogJam Music Festival, where they will take center stage Saturday evening. Originally from Chicago’s South Side, Manzarek went on to become the keyboardist for one of the most influential American

rock bands of the psychedelic era. Voyager Media reached out to the Chicago native to talk about his incredible career and what it feels like to return home. Voyager Media: Everybody knows about your early career, but what is Ray Manzarek up to now? Ray Manzarek: Ray Manzarek’s playing with Roy Rogers,and he’s making the blues with Ray and Roy. We have a CD out called Translucent Blues, and we’re in the process of making another one right now.We’re just about finished mixing, and it will hopefully be out by the end of this year.

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Ray Manzarek (left) and Roy Rogers will perform at the Lockport LogJam Music Festival Saturday.


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Photo released of Man shot by Joliet Police suspect in Midland Bank robbery At 7:27 a.m.on Sunday two Joliet police officers were dispatched to 508 Second Ave. in reference to a domestic disturbance. While enroute, a subsequent call was received advising that a male subject was armed with a gun.

By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

Joliet police and the Chicago Division of the FBI are hopeful that the release of a grainy surveillance photo will help them apprehend a man involved in a robbery at Midland State Bank, on 1540 Route 59, Joliet. “We’re hopeful we can get that photo out and someone will recognize him,” said Joan Hyde, special agent with the Chicago Division of the FBI. The robbery occurred just before 3 p.m. Monday, when the suspect approached a teller and demanded cash. Joliet Chief of Police Mike Trafton said the robber handed the teller a note that read, “Give me the money, and no one will get hurt.” 0After getting an undisclosed amount, he fled on foot. There was no weapon involved in the robbery, and there were no reported injuries. “Someone’s going to recognize that guy from that photo,” Trafton said. “It’s just a matter of getting that photo out there for enough people to see.”

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Joliet police and the FBI are working together on the investigation, but the FBI has since taken the lead on the case. “It’safederallyinsuredinstitution, so we certainly work hand in hand with the local authorities,” Hyde said. “If somebody is charged, it will be federal charges that are brought.” Witnesses described the robber as a white or Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, approximately 190 pounds, with gray, slicked-back hair, and a graying mustache and goatee. He also had a strong odor of alcohol, according to witnesses. A cash reward is being offered. Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the FBI at 312-421-6700 or Joliet police at 815-724-3100.

As one officer approached the two-story residence from the rear, another officer entered through the front door. The subject, Demarcus S. Johnson, a 29-yearold male black who resides in Crest Hill, was attempting to

leave the rear door (kitchen area) and was armed with a semiautomatic pistol. The subject pointed the pistol to his chest area as he reentered See SHOOTING, page 5


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we did. And now, we’re going to Lockport.

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VM: What kind of sound can we expect in the new album? RM: It’s contemporary blues with a bit of abstraction. There will be lyrics by Jim Carroll, the great American poet, and Michael McClure, a buddy of mine. It’s going to be smoking and definitely off-the-wall.

VM: Ray and Roy have been playing together since 2007. How did that collaboration start? RM: When did you first meet Roy? [laughs] We share the same agent. He said, ‘Why don’t you two guys get together? Your both a bunch of blues cats.’ Roy came and sat in on a little performance I was doing. We played some blues and played some other kinds of stuff, and hit it off. It was as simple as that, man. VM: A crossing of the stars I guess? RM: I guess so, man. Right in northern California, we played a place called Black Raven Theater in Healdsburg, Calif. We played a little jazz and some blues and a piece by Eric Satie, the classical musician. It turned out great. We said,‘lets just keep on going,’ and

SHOOTING Continued from page 4 the residence. Both officers gave verbal commands to the suspect to put the weapon down, which he refused.These commands were also heard by two women who were in the residence. The suspect turned the pistol at one of the officers who fired one shot at the suspect. The other officer secured the suspect’s pistol while a third officer provided first aid to the suspect, who had been shot once in the abdomen.

VM: You’re best known for your work with the Doors, but what was it like collaborating with Skrillex? RM: That was great man. He’s a little dynamo, you know. [laughs] He’s a just a dynamic little guy and full of energy. We just mashed some stuff up, threw it into the machine and set the machine on auto pilot. He was very cool.

VM: Jim Morrison, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, Skrillex. You’ve worked with some legends and great artists. Is there anybody out there you’d still like to work with? RM: Actually, that’s an interesting question. Now, I’m going to keep it in the family. I’m going to go down to Santa Barbara to work with my son Pablo. Pablo and I are going to be putting together a dubstep-like album, certainly an electronic album. We’re going to be doing something called the Bamboo Jungle. VM: Jungle? So, drum-n-bass? RM: It’s not drum-n-bass either, but I guess it must be in a genre mustn’t it? [laughs] What the hell is the genre? Lets say “dub-n-bass.

VM: So is there a Ray Manzarek dubstep album about to drop? RM: Dubstep? No.

VM: You grew up in Chicago. Are you excited to be heading back this way next week? RM: Oh yeah! I’m looking forward to it, man. Hopefully the weather will be nice. Hopefully it

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for a non-life threatening wound. Johnson is under police guard. Johnson is charged with the following crimes: • Armed Violence; • Unlawful Use of Weapon by a Felon; • Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver; • Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Street Gang Member; • Aggravated Domestic Battery; and • Two Counts of Aggravated Assault.

The controlled substance charge was due to the fact Johnson was in possession of crack cocaine packaged for the intent of delivery. The aggravated domestic battery charge was a result of Johnson choking one of the victims prior to the arrival of police on the scene. Johnson also pointed the handgun at victims and threatened to kill them. Throughout the night, Johnson made frequent statements about killing himself as well. According to victims and witnesses, Johnson was under the influence of unknown drugs at the time of the incident.

won’t be 100 degrees. I went to DePaul, and I went to St. Rita High School. But then, I turned 21 and went to UCLA. That’s where I met Jim Morrison and my wife Dorothy. She’s still my wife, and Jim Morrison is still my lead singer, my number one poet buddy. VM: Do you have plans to hang around the area while you’re out here? RM: No time. There’s lots of stuff to do. There’s a big celebration next weekend on the Sunset Strip for the Doors. There’s going to be outdoor music concerts, people playing Doors songs. Robby [Krieger] and I will be sitting in with different groups. I’m going to be sitting in with X, the punk rock band.Then Robby and I will be playing with an all-star jam band at the House of Blues [Los Angeles].

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VM: How do you have so much energy? RM: Well you just do it. You keep yourself in shape.You work out. People don’t pump enough iron. Flabby. America’s gotten flabby, holy cow. You just have to keep yourself in shape. It’s very easy to keep in shape. Don’t eat like a pig, you know. Lay off the junk food, eat good food, do some pushups and sit-ups, and you’ll have all the energy you need. Get off your iPhones. VM: Can you let me in on your set? Any surprises? RM: Surprises? Everything is a surprise. It will be all brandspanking-new. You’ve never heard any of it. And if you’re nice, we’ll even throw in a Doors song. We may even do ‘Riders on the Storm.’ jsamples@buglenewspapers.com


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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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Debra L. White 2708 Fox Harbour Drive, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on July 19 at 4:54 p.m. at 1319 Fairmont for battery.

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Thomas P. Kofa, 51, 650 E. Washington, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 8:09 p.m. in the 200 block of Mayor Art Schultz for liquor on a public way.

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Andre D. Clark, 37, 654 Kiep, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 8:09 p.m. in the 200 block of Mayor Art Schultz for liquor on a public way.

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Tiffany L.Steadman,24,6701 W. 78th Terrance, Overland Park, Kan., was arrested on July 19 at 10:30 a.m. for battery.

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Karen R. Isaac, 22, 512 N. Chicago, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 12:27 p.m. at 358 E. Cass for retail theft.

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Shady Ali, 27, 832 Richards, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 7:27 p.m. at 224 Herkimer for criminal trespass to vehicle and possession of cannabis.

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Julio C. Lopez, 19, 503 Grant Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 8:10 p.m. on Chase Avenue and Henderson for obstructing identification.

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Andres Deleon, 20, 223 Richards, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 8:10 p.m. on Chase Avenue and Henderson for possession of cannabis.

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Dijonia A. McHaughy, 32, 514 Douglas, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 1:06 a.m. on Michigan and E. Webster for obstructing identification.

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M. Fay, 25, 207 S. 10 Adam Center, Joliet, was arrested on July 19 at 1:12 a.m. at 1105 Campbell for possession of drug equipment. Remington A. York, 23, 819 Waterberry Court, Woodridge, was arrested on July 20 at 11:56 a.m. on Kathlyn and St. Jude for possession of cannabis.

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Diondrae E. Williamson, 24, 1384 Pioneer Road, Crest Hill, was arrested on July 20 at 3:34 p.m. at 1801 W. Jefferson for theft.

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April H. Santoro, 34, 211 N Prairie Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 20 at 4:49 p.m. at 2524 Jefferson for felony retail theft.

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Steven J. Livingston, 25, 954 S. Nelson, Kankakee, was arrested on July 20 at 1:24 p.m. on Broadway and Western for three counts of domestic battery.

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Rigoberto Pintor-Alvarado, 30, 717 Abe St., Joliet, was arrested on July 20 at 8:24 p.m. at 406 Landau for obstructing identification and possession of controlled substance.

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Alfonza Jackson Jr., 25, 1221 Cedarwood Drive, Crest Hill, was arrested on July 20 at 8:28 p.m. on Center and Taylor for possession of cannabis.

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Thomas D. Jones, 25, 905 Woods Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 21 at 5:59 a.m. on W. Marion and Raynor for domestic battery.

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on July 21 at 12:50 a.m. at 810 W. Park for domestic battery.

disorderly conduct and resisting/ obstructing a peace officer.

F. Santos, 40, 2608 River 20 John Bend Lane, Plainfield, was arrested on July 21 at 1:47 a.m. at 2201 Rossiter for aggravated assault.

D. Caples, 19, 212 27 Jordan N. Hickory, Joliet, was arrested on July 23 at 12:24 a.m. at 519 Wilcox for possession of cannabis.

Alexa K. Honiotes, 21, 2400 Island, Morris, was arrested on July 22 at 7:06 p.m. in the 100 block of Fairlane for violating an order of protection and criminal trespass to real property.

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M. Garcia, 39, 2320 22 Isreal Old Alturas Road, Redding, Calif., was arrested on July 22 at 4220 W. Jefferson for aggravated assault and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Latisha L. Godfrey, 20, 1809 Vernon Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 23 at 11:05 a.m. at 400 Grover for resisting/ obstructing a peace officer.

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Samantha Raida, 27, 6443 Bazz Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on July 23 at 2:08 p.m. at 2319 Route 59 for felony theft.

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Amber Blair, 27, 316 Oneida, Joliet was arrested on July 23 at 2:19 a.m. at the residence for loud or unnecessary noises.

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Paul C. Blatti, 85, 323 Collins, Joliet, was arrested on July 24 at 7:12 a.m. at 232 Collins for dog bite.

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Tievon M. Garner, 20, 97 Pheasant Run Road, Joliet, was arrested on July 24 at 7:45 p.m. at 354 N. Chicago for retail theft.

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Denson J. Hogan-Berry, 25, 562 Dover, Joliet, was arrested on July 24 at 12:17 p.m. at 220 Madison for violating an order of protection.

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Jacob M. Lasusa, 20, 611 E. Cass, Joliet, was arrested on July 23 at 10:11 p.m. on Jefferson and Springfield for possession of drug equipment.

Chad E. Pierce, 40, 110 Fifth Ave., Joliet, was arrested on July 24 at 11:30 p.m. at the residence for domestic battery.

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Dejarea M. Howard, 21, 2209 Basswood Road, Joliet, was arrested on July 23 at 5:56 p.m. on Richards and Washington for

Carol R. Bagwell, 19, 632 Belmont Drive, Romeoville, was arrested on July 24 at 2:57 a.m. on Jefferson and Larkin for aggravated battery to a peace officer, criminal damage to government supported property,

Laura Diaz, 39, 5 N. May, Joliet, was arrested on July 21 at 7:37 p.m. at 1801 W. Jefferson for felony retail theft. Jose Perez, 40, 810 W. Park Ave., Joliet, was arrested

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and two counts of battery. Enoch Harris, 22, 822 Robin Lane, Joliet, was arrested on July 24 at 12:15 a.m. at 311 N. Ottawa for obstructing a peace officer and criminal trespass to real property.

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Janet M. Schelke, 45, 1213 Quail Drive, Plainfield, was arrested on July 26 at 10:46 p.m. at the residence for loud/ unnecessary noises.

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Kathleen M. Loefler, 26, 1412 Hosmer St., Joliet was arrested on July 26 at 4:06 p.m. at 2424 W. Jefferson for theft.

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Guadalupe Fonseca, 20, 1002 Wabash, Joliet, was arrested on July 26 at 9:07 p.m. on Ward and Royce for possession of cannabis.

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Barnett Adams, 32, 14224 S. Winchester, Dixmoor, was arrested on July 26 at 8:56 p.m. at 3351 Mall Loop Drive for identity theft and fraudulent driver’s license.

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Leroy Willis, 48, 214 S. Raynor, Joliet, was arrested on July 26 at 2:09 p.m. on Jefferson and Wheeler for two counts of domestic battery.

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Forum Letters to the Editor

In response to trespassing letter I didn’t read the article the Powers are responding to but I did make the meeting where this was brought up. Mayor Chapman was giving a state of Shorewood speech to interested residents of Shorewood Glen. In wrapping up his delivery the mayor asked for questions,  one resident complained of an altercation with a non-resident. This wasn’t the place to do this or the person to talk to about this. The mayor isn’t a policeman. This discussion was only between the resident and the mayor who was civil enough to

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address the issue. It was a dismal ending to a good presentation by the mayor. I think most residents were embarrassed about this. The reporter apparently made more of the incident than was necessary but that’s the media today. Shorewood Glen is not a bunch of crabby old people but actually a fun loving lot. Of course, there are a few exceptions but as a community, we find Shorewood Glen a very friendly comfortable place to live. Tom Lewis Shorewood Glen/Southgate

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Continued from page 6 was arrested on July 26 at 10:04 p.m. at 349 S. Joliet for possession of firearm by street gang member, felony possession of a firearm, no FOID card, possession of a look a like substance and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Lockport unknown entered 41 Person(s) a vehicle in the 15000 block of S.Aberdeen Drive on July 9 and stole a radar detector.

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the residence in the 100 block of Brassel on July 9, stole nine microphones, two t-shirts and prescription medication. A 43-year-old male victim with two minor children in his vehicle stated that while driving his SUV on Princeton and Green Garden on July 11 in the 300 block of Dellwood Avenue he observed a silver Pontiac Grand Am following him. Offender(s) in the car then began shooting a gun at his vehicle. He believed the offender(s) shot about seven to 10 times. Two holes were observed in his vehicle and a flat tire. No one was injured. Victim did not have any suspect information.

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Melissa Difalco, age 23, of 337 Clover Ridge Drive in Lockport was cited on July 14 on S. Briggs and W. Oak Avenue for failure to signal, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving while license suspended.

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Person(s) unknown entered a vehicle on July 15 in the 15000 block of S. Scott Drive and stole loose change.

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Alexander Villegas, age 18, of 424 Bridge in Joliet was cited on July 16 on W. Division and S. Weber Road for speeding, expired registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving while license suspended.

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JTHS students explore teaching at University of St. Francis The University of St. Francis hosted the 2012 MERIT Future Teachers Summer Academy July 20-22. The weekend provided 11 Joliet Central and West students with the opportunity to live on a university campus while exploring the teaching profession. Acceptance was based on recommendations from JTHS staff members and student participation in activities coordinated through the MERIT (Multicultural Education Recruitment in Teaching) program-- a partnership between USF, Joliet Township High School District 204, Joliet Elementary School District 86 and the Joliet community. It was founded to recruit, prepare and place a new generation of excellent teachers of color, with a goal of developing a teacher corps for Joliet’s schools that more closely matches the demographics of Joliet’s student population. The program is

sponsored by AT&T, Center Point Properties, Harrah’s Casino and Waste Management. Academy students stayed overnight in USF’s residence halls and all accommodations,activities and meals were complimentary. During the weekend, they joined for leadership training and discussed topics in education with an emphasis on the challenges and characteristics of effective teaching. A variety of speakers from USF and the local community addressed the group. Students also engaged in many activities at the USF Challenge Center, which executes onand off-site team building and leadership workshops for community groups of all ages. “They bonded really well and actually called themselves ‘a family’ on the second day, thanks to all the activities put together by USF professor Bob Barwa, our Challenge Center facilitator,” USF Community Outreach

Coordinator Nora Melesio said. The center includes an outdoor, low ropes teams course where facilitators help groups to navigate obstacles designed to challenge groups to work together to accomplish tasks. All activities require communication, problem-solving, trust-building and cooperation. As a finale to the summer academy program, students facilitated a Challenge Center workshop for more than 20 middle school children on July 28. All of these activities are leading up to USF’s naming of MERIT Scholars for the 2012-13 academic years. Scholarships will be granted to qualifying African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American or Native American origin students from Joliet who want to become an elementary, middle school, high school, fine arts or special education teacher. Scholars will be selected based

on qualities that highlight their potential to become exemplary teachers, including overall academic performance, writing ability, communication and interpersonal skills, leadership attributes and a commitment to service and the local community. In exchange for a four-year USF

tuition package, MERIT scholars will make a commitment to teaching in the Joliet school system for five years after graduating. For more information about the MERIT program, contact Melesio at (815) 715-2879 or nmelesio@ stfrancis.edu.


Calendar ONGOING Joliet-Area YMCA’s NFL Flag Football League. Open to area students, ages 7-11, this fun-filled program provides children and their families with an opportunity to enjoy the football experience every time they step onto the field.All games will be played on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Galowich Family YMCA, 749 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Practices and games will get underway on September 22, and run through mid-November. Registration closes Sept. 29. Cost is $60 for Full Members and $85 for Program Members.To register, call the Greater Joliet Area YMCA at 815-729-9622. 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. 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@ gmail.com. Go www.lupus.org for more information on lupus. 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. 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. 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. 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.

AUGUST 2 LogJam Rock Concert. The Lockport Chamber of Commerce will host LogJam, a 3-day rock fest on August 2, 3 and 4 on the grounds of Homer Tree Service, 14000 Archer Avenue in Lockport. LogJam boasts such national acts as Eddie Money, Survivor, and the Ray Manzarek-Rogers Band, featuring Ray Manzarek, cofounder 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. District 30-C registration. 4-7 p.m. at Wm. B. Orenic Intermediate Schoo, 5820 W. Theodore Street, Plainfield. Troy

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL AUGUST 1, 2012 Community Consolidated School District 30-C, locatedin Joliet, Shorewood, Channahon, Crest Hill, and unincorporated Troy Township, is conducting school registration. A child who is a new resident of the district or a returning student who did not yet register for the 2012-13 school year can register. For attendance boundaries and required documentation information, visit www.troy30c.org.

AUGUST 3 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,

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14000ArcherAvenue (at Interstate 355 and Route 171) in Lockport. LogJam boasts such national acts as Eddie Money, Survivor, and the Ray Manzarek-Rogers Band, featuring Ray Manzarek, cofounder 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. District 30-C registration. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wm. B. Orenic Intermediate School, 5820 W. See CALENDAR, page 11


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1 Shish __ 6 2008 “Yes We Can” sloganeer 11 ACLU concerns 14 Prefix with -clast 15 Group of secret schemers 16 Neighbor of Wash. 17 1956 #1 hit for Elvis Presley 19 Cartoon collectible 20 De Matteo of “The Sopranos” 21 Fat-based bird feed 22 ‘80s-’90s “Did I do that?” TV nerd 24 Having one’s day in court? 26 “Revenge is __ best served cold” 27 Mr. T catch phrase 31 Choir section 34 Cold War country, briefly 35 Chimney passage 36 Scratch or scuff 37 Ostracized one 41 Prefix with

metric 42 Recipient of a princess’s kiss 44 Suffix for nogood 45 Like days gone by 47 Cornerstone principle of democracy 51 Henry __ Lodge: WWI senator 52 Final stage of a chess match 56 “Sesame Street” resident 57 “Get lost, kitty!” 59 Adorn, as a birthday gift 60 Below-the-belt 61 Eight-time Best Actor nominee who never won 64 Musician’s deg. 65 Dodge, as the press 66 Address the crowd 67 Cellos’ sect. 68 Flew off the handle 69 Gumbo vegetables

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1 Friendly term of address 2 Oak tree-to-be 3 Lisa of “The Cosby Show” 4 Easternmost Great Lake 5 Reggae’s Marley 6 Supernatural 7 Au naturel 8 Stand next to 9 West of the silver screen 10 Refer (to) 11 Dependable beyond doubt 12 Kids’ secret club meeting place 13 Dispose of via eBay 18 Morales of “La Bamba” 23 Jazz motif 25 __ facto 26 Cries of triumph 28 Totally gross 29 Luggagescreening org. 30 “Exodus” author Uris 31 Car radio button 32 “Tomb Raider” role for Angelina Jolie

33 Conflict involving a fake horse 38 Workbook chapter 39 __ for tat 40 Sang like a canary, so to speak 43 Mongolian desert 46 Out-of-the-office detective duty 48 Ebert’s partner after Siskel 49 Parented 50 “Do __ others ...” 53 Bustling with noise 54 Island nation near Sicily 55 Fencing swords 56 Shade trees 57 Just for guys 58 Formally relinquish 62 Per-n of Argentina 63 As well

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Be an equal opportunity friend. Make an effort to be friendly to everyone in the week ahead. The people least deserving of your hand in friendship may need it the most and repay your kindness.

Enjoy powerful new contacts in the week ahead. You could be passionate about getting what you want in areas that have to do with career, finance or business - and even love. Spread the joy around.

Expect the unexpected. In the upcoming week, your tastes might stray toward the new and unusual, or you might feel an urge to invest in antiques or update your computer with the latest gadgets.

You are not defeated when you lose, but you are defeated when you quit. In the week to come, you will receive plenty of encouragement. You can tap into staying power to see a project through to completion.

Make powerful connections in the upcoming week. It seems your popularity increases when your passion is sparked by meeting new and original personalities. You are revitalized by New Age ideas and isms.

Knowledge is power. If all you know how to do is row a boat, you won’t have a clue about what to do when the river runs dry. Learn as much as you can in the week ahead to be prepared for the future.

You are torn two ways. In the week ahead, you feel eager to impulsively experiment and may take on something out of the ordinary. At the same time, however, your natural reserve may prevent you from going wild.

You have a passion for much more than fashion. Love and romance and the enjoyment of shared intimacies might be key elements for you this week. Give love a chance.

Your heart might unwittingly take a walk on the wild side in the week ahead. When there are interesting things to see and do - as well as people to meet - it is difficult to get quite enough sleep.

Chop down problems one weed at a time. Your talent for organization can be applied to your relationships, as well. This week, your attention is riveted on making relationships perfectly divine.

The more, the merrier. Since you are respectful toward others, they tend to respect you and will very likely include you in group endeavors as a matter of course in the upcoming week.

Romance, passion and love are gifts. But they aren’t like gift certificates that you can stick in a drawer and redeem later. Jump on any romantic opportunity immediately during the week to come.

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Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers

Previous puzzle ’s answers Jumbles: • BATHE • BOUND • POLICE • FROSTY

Answer:

What it takes to make Dad a soft touch -A SOFT TOUCH


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CALENDAR Continued from page 9 Theodore Street, Plainfield. Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C, located in Joliet, Shorewood, Channahon, Crest Hill, and unincorporated Troy Township, is conducting school registration. A child who is a new resident of the district or a returning student who did not yet register for the 2012-13 school year can register. For attendance boundaries and required documentation information, visit www.troy30c.org.

AUGUST 4 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, 14000ArcherAvenue (at Interstate 355 and Route 171) in Lockport. LogJam boasts such national acts as Eddie Money, Survivor, and the Ray Manzarek-Rogers Band, featuring Ray Manzarek, cofounder 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. Cardboard Boat Race. 10 a.m. at Chaney Pool, 410 Rose St., Crest Hill. Lockport Township Park

District is hosting a Cardboard Boat Race sponsored by BMO Harris Bank for ages 6 years and older. Build your own boat out of cardboard and race others across the pool, five different age groups will compete for prizes. Fee: $12/ pre-registration per boat, $15/ day of event. Stop by any facility for event rules and details. For more information, visit www. lockportpark.org or call 815-8383621, ext. 0.

AUGUST 6 “Building Blocks” Fine Arts Camp. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For children in third through fifth grade. August 6 through 10. In Choir, children will develop their singing voices and vocal techniques. During Drama, children will experience a fun introduction to theater skills.Art will provide a chance to explore creativity and art skills to complete various artwork. Cost is $40 per child; $35 for additional child in the family. Brochure and registration form available at www.firstpresjoliet.org or call 815-727-9259. Joliet Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing. At Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road. Buy the Day! Golf 36 holes for $1,000.00: first 18 holes are $700 and the second 18 holes are $300. Treat your clients, customers, employees, etc. to a full day of golf.

AUGUST 7 Dare to Care. 6 p.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 Madison St. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. A common symptom is pain or numbness in the legs. PVD is often a sign that you have narrowed arteries in the heart and brain, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Early detection for PVD can literally save your life. We offer a FREE lecture & screening. You may qualify if you meet the risk criteria and are not under the care of a cardiologist. This free event begins with the lecture on the first day and the screening on the next day. Call Provena Health Connections at 815-725-9438 to register.

AUGUST 8 Dare to Care. 6 p.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 Madison St. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. A common symptom is pain or numbness in the legs. PVD is often a sign that you have narrowed arteries in the heart and brain, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Early detection for PVD can literally save your life. We offer a FREE lecture & screening. You may qualify if you meet the risk criteria and are not under the care of a cardiologist. This free event begins with the lecture on the first day and the screening on the next day. Call 815-725-9438 to register.

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Chamber’s annual golf outing on track to be hole-in-one By Jonathan Samples Staff Reporter

For 20 years Mary Jarowski has been in charge of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing, but the executive vice president has reason to believe this year’s event will be one of the best in recent memory. That, according to Jarowski, is because the recovering economy has allowed many businesses to return to the green and support their local chamber. “When the economy tanked it hurt a lot of businesses, and [the golf outing] was one of the first line items that went bye bye,” Jarowski said. “So, this is the first year in the last five years that I can honestly say that that feeling of fun is back.” That fun feeling is reflected in the high turnout for this year’s event, which has filled all but one foursome nearly two weeks before the event is scheduled to take

place Aug. 6 at the Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road. The annual golf outing is the Joliet Chamber’s main fundraiser, and it offers members an opportunity to meet fellow members, enjoy a day of golf and have fun. “It’s a fundraiser for us, and it’s important that it works out,” Jarowski said. “But, it’s also important for us to produce a great product for the people. This event has always been extremely popular with our membership.” That product includes a round of golf, lunch, a cocktail reception, dinner and a live auction with prizes that range from tickets for Chicago sporting events to a wheelbarrow full of liquor. “All of the prizes are donated by Chamber members,” Jarowski said.“It amazes me how generous people are.” The cost of the event is $175 per golfer or $700 per foursome. Golfers will also be treated to a

number of games, such as Beat the Pro or various putting contests, set up on many of the 18 holes. They can pay $3 to $5 to play each game individually, or Jarowski said golfers could purchase a $20 bracelet, which gives them access to every game. “We introduced the bracelet last year, and it went over so well that we’re doing it again,” she said. To cap off the event, a helicopter drop will award $1,000 to one lucky participant. For $10, participants can purchase a numbered ball, and the ball that lands closest to the pin wins. This year, the outing has 90 sponsors, all of whom are Chamber members, and Jarowski feels that that number speaks to the importance of the outing. “Our chamber membership really supports us on this,”Jarowski said. For more information about the golf outing, contact the Chamber at 815-727-5371.


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PLAYOFF PRESSURE By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

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Samantha Troyanovich won the Illinois Women’s Open with a birdie on the final hole.

ith a remodeled Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, the Illinois Women’s Open figured to be wide open, especially for the newcomers. That was the case when it all came to a close Friday with three women battling in a playoff and two finishing just one shot behind. Two of the three in the playoff were first timers, including the winner, Samantha Troyanovich, of Grosse Point Shores, Michigan. “The golf course looks great,” Troyanovich said.“I think I got a pretty good feel for it. I think it kind of leveled the playing field, but we’ll never know.” Troyanovich was in the fourthto-last group, three shots off the lead entering the final round where she shot a three-under par 69, good for a 215 (-1) threeday total. “I felt the golf course suited me well,” said Troyanovich, who just finished her undergrad at Tulane. “I hit my driver a long way so I had wedges in on a lot of holes. I controlled the ball pretty well.”

She birdied the par-5 third hole in the first hole of the sudden death playoff to win after just coming up short of the green in two and chipping to four feet. “It’s my first victory and to birdie the hole in a playoff is unbelievable,” Troyanovich said. “I was really happy with how I played today. Everything just kind of came together. I didn’t look at the scoreboard at all. I had no idea where I stood and on the last hole I made about a 10-foot putt to save par and that got me in the playoff. I had no idea how big that putt was. It was probably good that I didn’t know.” Also competing in the playoff were Samantha Postillion of Burr Ridge and Lauren Mielbrecht of Gulf Stream, Florida. Postillion, the daughter of three-time winner Kerry Postillion, also fired a 69 in the final round, but left a long third shot on the playoff hole. “I had a downhill lie and I had an uphill shot, so I hit a 7-wood and it landed in the bunker and got out of it, thank God,” Postillion said. I still hit a decent shot in, but if I would have put the drive in a better position

from the start, I would have been fine.” “I’m very happy, my 69 ties what my lowest competitive round is. Hopefully I can break that and start shooting 68s. I was nervous the whole last few holes and the playoff because I knew I was right in there.” Mielbrecht was a first-time competitor and took home $5,000 for winning the low pro title. She had a five-foot putt for birdie on the 18th hole to win, but missed. She shot a 70 in the final round. “This is the largest purse they’ve ever had and I’m honored to win it, but that’s not why I’m playing,” Mielbrecht stated. “At the end of the day I wanted the trophy. I would trade the money for the trophy. I knew it was a big putt. I didn’t know if it was to tie or to win.” Brittany Johnston of Akron, Ohio and Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor each finished one shot off the playoff and both had several chances to at least be a part of the playoff. Johnston had a three-putt bogey on 16 but came back to birdie 17 before missing a birdie See IWO, page 18


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Locals run well at fastest man event By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

Minooka incoming junior Devin Ingram was a running back before this season, but he got a surprising phone call this offseason. “I was pretty surprised when I got a call and he told me I was recruited to defensive end,” Ingram said. “I wasn’t one of the all-star running backs we had, so to have a coach call and recruit me to the defensive line felt good. I felt accomplished.” While he is still lacking in size compared to many defensive ends, Ingram plans to use his ability to run and be a pure speed rusher.” “I can use pure speed to get past everybody,” he said. “I don’t need the extra physicality.” He proved Friday night what kind of speed he has when he finished second overall at the 16th Annual Football’s Fastest Man Competition at Joliet West’s Ray Klootwyk Field. Ingram won his category and then ran a 4.55 40-yard dash in the final race, falling to Hinsdale South senior defensive back Tavaris Binion, the 2012 Class 3A state 100-meter dash champion, who ran a 4.50. It is an event put on by Tim O’Halloran of EdgyTim.com and local speed coach Tim Graf. “This is something that I hope we can do for years to come,” O’Halloran said. “It is another event to just get kids out here and compete. It is always interesting because I always find a kid that I didn’t know about.” Fellow Indian Luke Stovall was second in the wide receiver/ defensive back category to help the two-man team place second behind Sterling Newman Catholic, who had a full team. “This is my first time here,” Stovall said. “It was fun. I didn’t run my best, but I like getting pushed and knowing I can do better.” Stovall is excited for the year to get going. “I am looking forward to the year,” he said.“The offense is going to stay the same for the most part. We will have a little more passing,

but still not as much as last year. (Quarterback) Joe Carnagio can put the ball up when he needs to. I am excited.” Minooka was not the only local team involved, as Joliet West and Joliet Catholic Academy were both represented. “I didn’t have my spikes, so I didn’t do my best,” said West receiver Ronald Banner. “But I think it was rough on everybody, so we all gave it our best effort. I enjoyed the event.” He was joined by teammate Korey Rogers. “This is fun,” said Rogers, who is will see time at running back and receiver this year for the Tigers. “We work on different positions so we can go wherever we are

needed. It lets the other team not key on you and if they do, you can make windows for other people.” With all the speed featured at JCA this year, it was two-way lineman Brady Kaminski who came out to compete. He said in the Hilltopper offense, speed is needed on the line. “You have to be extremely fast to block for running backs like (USC-bound) Ty (Isaac),” Kaminski said. “They ride you and you are like their secret service and they are the president and you have to defend them. It is amazing blocking for Ty, it is one of the best feelings in the world. I love it.” mark@buglenewspapers.com

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Joliet West’s Korey Rogers competed in the fastest man competition Friday night at West.


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Toole has chance to show he means it Heading back to 2008, Jamie Toole has been blamed for the failure of both the South Coast League where he was CEO and the Joliet JackHammers, where he served as GM their final season. Through it all, while he admits to failures, Toole has maintained a separation between his position and being the owner. “We all make mistakes,” Toole said. “In this business you make them in a fish bowl. But I wasn’t the owner. When people throw darts, they throw them at who they see.” Toole again finds himself in a fish bowl, as the two teams he owned in the Midwest Collegiate League, the Will County CrackerJacks and the Illinois Lincolns of Will County, both resigned from the league with one week left to play in

the season last week. The teams were set to play against each other to finish out the rest of the WIDE RIGHT season, but by Mark Gregory players were recruited to play with other teams in the league, leaving not enough players to maintain the schedule. The dispute over why exactly the teams left – Toole clams philosophical differences, while the League blames finances – will more than likely end up being decided by lawyers or judges, but there is one thing that is not up for dispute – this is Toole’s chance at redemption. This time there is no one else

to blame. This time he is the owner. This time he can’t hide. Toole doesn’t seem ready to hide, as he has already issued a motto for the 2013 CrackerJacks as ‘Rise Up’, indicating the team will compete next season. He also says he firmly plans to repay all vendors and league fees owed by his two teams. Repayment in full would be a lot different than what happened when the South Coast League and the ‘Hammers went under. While making several phone calls that spanned Georgia to California to Pennsylvania to Illinois, there is one thing that is unarguable about the SCL and the JackHammers – there were a lot of people hurt and a lot of money unpaid in the wake of those two going under while Toole was in the highest managerial position.

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appearance to the IWO enjoyed it and hope to make it back to Mistwood again next year. “I never saw it before the renovation, but with what they are doing, it is going to be very nice,” Mielbrecht said of Mistwood. “I hope to come back again. It’s a nice area and the people are great. They do a phenomenal job.” The lone Voyager Media local to make the cut was Minooka’s Mallory Carr. Carr shot rounds

of 77-76-81 to shoot a 234, good for a tie for 28th. Other locals who competed were Tyra Frederick of Lockport (166), Colleen Mahoney of Downers Grove (170), Carly Shapiro of Lockport (170), Krystal Garritson of Lockport (172), Rachel Oberheide of Park Ridge (180), Liz Schwartzers of Downers Grove (197) and Helene Ault of Downers Grove (219).

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Many of those people blame Toole with a rare disgust and ire. “He needs to go dig a ditch for a living, because he can’t run a league or team,” said Ric Sissler, a former GM in the SCL. “How many people have to get screwed? Wherever he goes he leaves all kinds of trouble and misery. He leaves a wake of disaster and gives baseball a bad name.” However, there are people who were deeply impacted who blame the ownership groups above Toole and believe his hands were tied. “I went weeks and weeks without getting paid (in the SCL),” said field manager Chad Parker, who followed Toole from Georgia to Joliet and was the final manager of the ‘Hammers. “But I know it wasn’t Jamie’s

fault. He didn’t have the funds to release and the place where the funds were supposed to come from didn’t give them to him.” This time, there is no one else. His name has been called, he is up to bat and there are two ways it can go. If Toole walks away from the MCL dispute not owing a penny to a vendor and squaring up with the League, he can round the bases with his head up and maintain things would have been different if he had been the owner elsewhere. If he balks on his responsibilities and leaves more carnage in the failure of a franchise, then it one, two, three strikes he’s out. Play ball! mark@buglenewspapers.com


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Last wk: Johnson (1st) Total Pts (20 races): 624 Mark Gregory, Bugle Staff Last wk: Harvick (13th) Total Pts (20 races): 617 Readers Last wk: Stewart (10th) Total Pts (20 races): 607 Scott Paddock, Pres., Chicagoland Speedway Last wk: Johnson (1st) Total Pts (20 races): 581 Scott Taylor, Bugle Staff Last wk: Montoya (21st) Total Pts (20 races): 496

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Denny Hamlin

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Clint Bowyer THIS WEEK’S PICK: Al Biff, Plainfield Kevin Harvick THIS WEEK’S PICK: Denny Hamlin

THIS WEEK’S PICK: Mark Martin

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7. Martin Truex Jr. 653

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9. Brad Keselowski 649

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10. Clint Bowyer

643

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11. Kyle Busch

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12. Carl Edwards

582

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13. Kasey Kahne

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14. Ryan Newman

573

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15. Jeff Gordon

564

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564

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17. Joey Logano

544

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18. Marcos Ambrose 519

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19. Jamie McMurray 508

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18. Jeff Burton

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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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Totals through 20 of 36 races

Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a four-year winless drought in June and following Sunday’s fourthplace finish at Indianapolis has taken the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship lead. Earnhardt hadn’t occupied the No. 1 points position since September 2004. His next 2012 goal: win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Jimmie Johnson’s amazing run of five consecutive championships came to an end a year ago but his emphatic Indianapolis victory – his fourth at the Speedway – establishes the Californian as a solid favorite to win title No. 6. Johnson, reigning champion Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski top the Chase

for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ seeding derby with three wins and nine bonus points apiece. Stewart (third) and Johnson (fourth) topped current top 10-ranked drivers when the series visited Pocono Raceway in June – the first race held on the track’s new asphalt surface. Also picking up top billing in the points race is WJOL’s Mike Guglielmucci, who vaulted Bugle Sports Reporter Mark Gregory for the top spot. Gregory went with Kevin Harvick, thinking he would be at the top of his game after the birth of his first son. Guglielmucci picked race winner Johnson, who won for a record-tying fourth time at Indy.


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Heritage Bluffs offers unique topography By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

With it being a little bit south of Joliet, Heritage Bluffs Golf Course is sometimes forgotten about. It shouldn’t be. The golf course is one of the most unique in the area, offering a variety of different types of holes to play, all for a good cost. The first hole is more of a links style hole with fescue to the left and other than that pretty straightforward with bunkers. But going to the second hole, one would feel he or she is on a totally different golf course. The tee sits on a bluff and the green is some 50 feet below the tee box, with plenty of driving room. After a short and narrow par five with water, there is a straightforward par four and a par three with a slightly elevated green. One of the best holes on the course is the par-4 seventh. While it isn’t relatively long, it has a sharp dogleg right and a long drive can end up in the woods or swamp. The treeline makes it a pretty hole in the fall. After another par-3, the ninth hole is a long par-5 with out of bounds to the right and a hilly terrain around the green. The 10th hole (which we started on that day) is another tight dogleg right where the water can again come into play for a long drive. The approach shot is played to an elevated green. There is another dogleg right

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Heritage Bluffs Golf Course in Channahon offers a beach to the right of the 15th green.

on the par-5 11th hole. This is a long hole that requires accurate shot-making. After a few straightforward holes, there is a great closing stretch of four holes. The 15th hole is a dogleg right again and there are trees and water on the right side. The second shot plays a little uphill with a beach bunker on the right guarding the water and the green. That same water hazard also comes into play on the par-3 16th hole, making it a

very photogenic two holes. There is one more slight dogleg to finish on the 18th hole. It is another photogenic hole that is tight with a creek off the tee. It demands accurate shooting and plays up to the clubhouse. Heritage is also a unique course based on the proximity of the holes to one another. It is quite easy to land on a different fairway and a lot of the holes are right next to each other on opposite nines.

Despite a lack of rain, the course was in great shape. The rough was still flush and the greens and fairways were both green and rolled well. The only negative thing noticed was a lot of ball marks on the greens. This isn’t totally the fault of the course as a lot of players aren’t doing their job of replacing ball marks. However, a lot of those holes were filled with sand mix, so the course is trying to take care of that issue. As a course that costs just

$52 during the week for 18 holes with a cart, Heritage Bluffs is well worth its cost. It is a challenging course, but not overly difficult where it is hard to play for the intermediate golfer. It is more challenging than normal courses for those in their first time out due to a lot of the doglegs and elevation changes. This is a course that is well worth the travel, even from the Niles and Downers Grove areas. staylor@buglenewspapers.com


Business & Real Estate

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RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals open Shorewood sales office RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals recently opened a new, upscale, state-of-the-art real estate office at 576 Brookforest Avenue in the Brookforest Shopping Center in southwest suburban Shorewood. “The idea was to create a top-of-the-line professional environment for the brokers and agents at RE/MAX,” said Kathy Dames, broker and owner of RE/ MAX Ultimate Professionals. “We have provided them with specialized amenities including office space with the latest

technology, including brand new Ricoh executive copiers and scanners, high-speed internet access, large conference room ‘chat room’ with wireless internet connections and a ‘pop’ up high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) built into conference table plus 55-inch large screen television to prepare presentations for our clients and showcase properties,” Dames noted. The contemporary interior design of the new 2,000-squarefoot office blends well with the

expansive store front windows. The conference room and front desk area are filled with natural light. The office also has a 65inch large screen television showcasing ultimate professional’s biographies and resumes as well as listing which can be seen from the front window to acquaint the public with the brokers and listing. For more information call 815725-4545 or visit the website www. remaxultimateprofessionals. com.

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Travel

Croatia’s past lives on in modern-day Split While most of Croatia’s coastal towns seem tailor-made for tourism, Split is real and vibrant. Lounging alongside the Adriatic Sea on the famed Dalmatian Coast, Split is Croatia’s second-largest city (after capital Zagreb), making it a bustling metropolis, serious port city, major transit hub, and top sightseeing destination, all rolled into one. Split has all the trappings of a modern city. But a close look at the surviving facade of the Roman palace fronting its harbor reveals its ancient roots. In the fourth century A.D., when the Roman Emperor Diocletian retired, he built a vast residence for his golden years here in his native Dalmatia. When Rome fell, the palace was abandoned. Eventually, a medieval town sprouted from its abandoned shell. And, to this day, the maze of narrow alleys - literally Diocletian’s hallways at one point in time - makes up the core of Split. Today’s residents are actually living in a Roman emperor’s palace. Back in its heyday, the harbor front was Diocletian’s back door. There was no embankment in front of the palace, so the water came right up to the door - sort of an emergency exit by boat. Just inside this gate, visitors can explore a labyrinth of cellars that once supported the palace. Rediscovered only in the last century, the cellars enabled archaeologists to derive the floor plan of some of the palace’s long-gone upper sections. From the cellars, a grand underground hallway, now used as a shopping arcade, leads outside to the Peristyle (Split’s main square) and Diocletian’s vestibule, the dramatically domed entryway to the emperor’s private rooms. These days, this grand space is often home to an all-male band of a cappella singers performing klapa - the quintessential Dalmatian folk music. These songs of seafaring life, of loves lost and loves found, stir the souls of Croatians and visitors alike. Overlooking the Peristyle, Diocletian’s mausoleum once dominated the center of the palace complex. Much of the original Roman building survives, including the impressive dome, columns and capitals, and fine

carved reliefs. Diocletian was notorious for persecuting Christians. But a thousand years ago, his mausoleum was converted into the Cathedral of St. Dominus. And so, ironically, what Diocletian built to glorify his memory is used instead to remember his victims. A few steps away is a temple dedicated to Jupiter. Roman emperors often made themselves gods. Diocletian was Jovius, son of the top god, Jupiter. People kissed his robe; he was like a deity on earth. About the time the mausoleum became a cathedral, the temple was converted into a baptistery, housing a huge 12th-century baptismal font large enough to immerse someone (as was the tradition in those days). Just outside the Old Town is a museum dedicated to Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia’s answer to Rodin. Mestrovic’s sculptures, which depict

biblical, mythological, political, and everyday themes, are everywhere in Croatia - in the streets, squares, and museums. His work also appears in the United States - for example, he sculpted a pair of giant Native American warriors on horseback in Chicago’s Grant Park. The museum’s highlights include the quietly poignant Roman Pieta, in which Mestrovic follows the classical pyramid form, with Joseph of Arimathea, Mary and Mary Magdalene surrounding the limp body of Christ (he also did a marble version of this for the campus of Notre Dame in Indiana). The sculpture Job - howling with an agony verging on insanity - was carved by the artist in exile, as his country was turned upside down by World War II. Mestrovic sketched his inspiration for this piece while he was imprisoned by the Ustase, Croatia’s Nazi puppet government. After diving into the city’s ancient and artistic past, I enjoy dipping into modern-day Split. Matejuska has long been Split’s working fishermen’s harbor.

While the area has received a facelift, it still retains its striped-collar character. The enclosed harbor area is filled with working fishing boats and colorful dinghies that bob in unison. At the opposite end of town, the lively open-air Green Market is where residents shop for produce and clothes. The Marjan Peninsula, a huge, hilly, and relatively undeveloped spit of parkland, located right next to Split’s Old Town, feels like a chunk of wilderness, a stone’s throw from the big city. With out-of-the-way beaches and miles of hiking and biking trails, this is where residents go to relax. At the end of the day, a highlight for me is simply

people-watching. The sea of Croatian humanity laps at the walls of Diocletian’s Palace along the pedestrian promenade or Riva. As on similar promenades throughout the Mediterranean world, cars have made way for people. Strolling locals finish their days in good style here - just enjoying life’s simple pleasures in a city that so seamlessly weaves its past and present.

(Rick Steves (www.ricksteves.com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. Email him at rick@ricksteves.com and follow his blog on Facebook.)

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