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Sentinel The Shorewood

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Enterprise Publications • www.shorewoodsentinel.com

Vol. 18 No. 2

Community remembers Servicemen, women honored through National Wreaths Across America event By Laura Katauskas Staff Reporter

John Patsch/Contributing Photographer

Master Sgt. Dan Schliffka and Lincoln-Way Central ROTC member Samantha Williams salute after laying a wreath at Lincoln National Cemetery.

Hundreds of friends, family members, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, school ROTC groups and countless volunteer organizations came together despite a rainy brisk day Dec. 15 to lay wreaths upon the graves of thousands at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Participating in the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” event, they delivered a message meant to be sent from one generation to another—“that we will never forget that the freedoms we enjoy, came at such a great cost.” Each wreath honors all servicemen and women for their self-less sacrifice—and that of their families who are without See WREATHS, page 2


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WREATHS Continued from page 1 loved ones during the holidays. It was out of respect for her Korean War veteran grandfather who recently passed that Romeoville’s Kate WatersThurston came out with her daughter Delaney take in the day’s events. “We just wanted to come out today to pay our respects and show that people still do care about those who have served and their families,” said Thurston. “We are happy we could be part of something so special.” More than 4,700 wreaths were slated for delivery to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery just south of Joliet. There are more than 31,000 veterans buried at the cemetery at this time, according to officials of Operation Care Package, which co-sponsored the event locally. The Wreaths Across America story began more than 20 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially poignant during the traditional holiday season. Debbie Smothers, founder of Joliet’s Operation Care Package, got involved with Wreaths Across

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Al Zableckis and his wife, Dianna, look for a grave at Lincoln National Cemetery to place a wreath.

America after being invited to attend the first one at the local veteran’s cemetery several years ago. “There were only 30 of us attending and 40 wreaths,” she said. So she took over the program locally and started spreading the message immediately throughout Will County. The next year, they had 100 wreaths, and this year, nearly 5,000. The Wreaths Across America’s mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach. Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve including their families who sacrifice, and Teach our children the cost of the freedoms we enjoy each day. To that end, Smothers was happy to see so many children

at the Dec. 15 event.“There were some young boys going around checking to make sure the wreaths were placed properly, with the ribbons on top,” she said.“That was nice to see.” Smothers knows there is still a lot of work to do, and she needs the community’s help. “I want a wreath for every one of those graves,” she said. “And they expect to have 3,000 more this year.” Smothers already is collecting for next year.Wreaths are $15,and of every one purchased locally, $5 goes back to Operation Care Package. To donate a wreath, send a check for $15 to Wreaths Across America and send it to Debbie Smothers, care of OPC Wreaths, 611 Wilcox St., Joliet, 60435.

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Dave Van Dyke holds his daughter, Taylor,6, to get a better view of the ceremonies during Wreaths Across America at the Lincoln National Cemetery.


$6 million question Shorewood woman seeks funds for center of hope By Denise Baran-Unland Contributing Writer

Midge Pittman of Shorewood needs $6 million by Dec. 31 to initiate a project she believes will completely turn around Joliet’s east side. Pittman, the founder of a cross-cultural training center in South Africa, developer of programs targeting skill development for South African women, nurse, Bible teacher and camp counselor, wants to convert part of the former Silver Cross Hospital campus on U.S. 6 into a sustainable center of hope for people who have none. Through various partnerships, the center would contain housing, a grocery store and pharmacy, while providing education, counseling and child care for the homeless, the battered, the substance abusers and anyone else unable to live independently without major, intervention from people who care. “It’s hard enough for people to get out of that mess when they have skills and resources,” Pittman said. “It’s impossible if they don’t have them.” She said the hospital has indicated interest in her plans but wants to see proof of operating capital first, by Dec. 31. Pittman conceived the idea of The Shepherd’s Place last year after she learned about a homeless family that could not find accommodations to keep them together. During a cold winter, the woman and her baby slept on a mattress in a shelter by night and huddled inside a blanket in their unheated car by day. In the meantime, the husband washed dishes at a local restaurant. Eventually, some people took up a collection to

send the couple to Arizona to try their luck there, as spending another winter outdoors seemed unfathomable. Pittman isn’t arguing that Joliet doesn’t offer resources to help those who are struggling. But when programs aren’t smoothly coordinated and the individuals needing them have no means to access them, people’s conditions don’t improve. “We want to equip them to care for themselves and their families,” Pittman said. “For The Shepherd’s Place to make that difference, we need everything under one umbrella.” After The Shepherd’s Place formed its board of directors and advisory council and received its 501c3, Pittman sought possible locations for the center. She checked out a former restaurant, nursing home and youth center. However, each place needed major and costly renovations to make her plans work. At every turn, people suggested to Pittman, “Have you considered the old Silver Cross building?” Finally, Pittman did. Pittman understands she needs a miracle to meet her end of the year deadline, but since The Shepherd’s Place is a faithbased organization that serves the author of miracles, Pittman has no doubt the seemingly impossible will happen. She’s living proof of it. When Pittman moved to Shorewood at age 10, her home had been broken three times, leaving Pittman angry and rebellious. Her saviors came in the form of mentors that loved her, ensured she attended church and sent her to camp. Pittman’s response was to pass along the gift by working as a South African missionary for 34 years. “I owe my changed life to

people that took an interest.” Below is the list of services The Shepherd’s Place plans to offer its clients: • Establish a homeless shelter for families with a 500-day program resulting in permanent housing; • Create an extended care facility providing treatment for substance abuse with a recovery coaching system specializing in relapse prevention; • Provide a domestic violence shelter for women who have been abused at home or have suffered from the devastating sex trade industry; • Provide on-the-job training and placement services through a significant social enterprise program; • Provide low-cost extended care for people suffering from trauma using a spiritualneurological based mental health solution; • Curtail juvenile court recidivism through after-school programs and neighborhood follow-up; • Provide educational programs to allow for teens in crisis to complete their education through acquiring their GED; • Provide ESL classes to help those with limited English proficiency to acquire fluency in the English language; • Provide housing and training for women/girls facing a crisis pregnancy Provide lowcost day care and after-school programs for children including child trauma resilience training for parents or the underserved in the community; • Assist seniors who have a desperate need for affordable housing; • Provide short-term housing for volunteers. For more information visit www.shepherdsplacejoliet.

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First-degree murder Polar Express ride raises charge filed in $30K for neglected children shaken baby case Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a charge of first-degree murder has been filed against a Lockport teenager in connection with the death of a 2-month-old child. The charge against Jon Karlson, 17, of 1120 S. Hamilton, Lockport, was filed late Thursday afternoon. Judge Roger Rickmon

set bond on an arrest warrant at $2 million. Karlson must post 10 percent or $200,000 to secure his release while awaiting trial. The murder charge alleges that Karlson shook the infant on Dec. 6 knowing such act created a strong probability of death or great bodily harm. Karlson was initially charged this week with aggravated battery. However, the charge was upgraded after the infant’s death on Wednesday. Karlson was in the Will County Adult Detention Facility on the aggravated battery charge when the murder charge was filed. The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case in conjunction with investigators from the Will County Sheriff’s Department.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Will County, Inc., organization whose mission is to draw from community resources to provide well-trained volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system, raised more than $30,000 at its annual Polar Express train ride, Saturday, Dec. 1. The event was sponsored and supported by BMO Harris Bank, Exchange Club of Joliet, Dr. Kelly Hird, Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, The Will County Community Foundation and West Will Chapter of Thrivent Financial. “We are so happy with the outcome of this year’s event, which sold out in less than three days and provided a magical day for area families,” said Rita Facchina, CASA of Will County Executive Director. “We receive most of our funding from events and private donations, so to see such strong community support will allow us to directly help even more children within Will County.” The day began with families being greeted by the LockportTownship High School Madrigals filling Joliet’s Union Station with the sounds of the holidays while

the BMO Harris mascot, “Hubert the Lion,” cavorted with the children and guests. Visitors enjoyed games provided by the Joliet Junior Women’s Club while anxiously awaiting their departure to the “North Pole.” Guests also enjoyed face painting, a train display (courtesy of the Will County Model Railroad Association) and “Cupcakes for CASA” sold by Sweet Dreams Cakes in Frankfort. Full of holiday cheer, families boarded the Polar Express en route to see Santa. Each Metra train car was escorted by a group of volunteers who, dressed as matching elves, sang and acted out the story of the Polar Express. Volunteers from Joliet Township High School, Kohl’s Cares, Joliet West Key Club, St. Joseph Church Youth Group and the University of St. Francis Softball Team all dedicated their time to entertain the families. As each of the four trains arrived in Tinley Park, elves marched passengers down Oak Park Avenue to Durbin’s Restaurant to see Santa. Durbin’s provided the hospitality in addition to Breakfast with Santa for the first train and

hot cocoa throughout the day. A new enhancement to this year’s event included a Holiday Open House at the Tinley Park Fire Station, where Polar Express riders toured the emergency vehicles, received temporary tattoos from holiday elves,colored and completed fire safety activity pages and built holiday-themed crafts, courtesy of The Home Depot stores of Homer Glen and Orland Park. CASA of Will County, a United Way agency whose offices are located at the River Valley Justice Center in Joliet, has been serving abused and neglected children since 1994. In the year 2000, the court began Assigning CASAs as the child’s GAL (or Guardian Ad Litem) in court cases, resulting in improved legal representation for children involved in cases due to no fault of their own. For more information about the CASA mission, to make a donation, or to learn how you can become a volunteer, call 815-730-7072, or visit www. casaofwillcounty.org. To see pictures of the Polar Express event and learn of upcoming events, check out the CASA of Will County Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ casawillcounty.


caleNdar ONGOING In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, the Village of Shorewood will be hosting the Sixth Annual Food Drive to benefit the Restoration Christian Church located on Channahon Street in Shorewood. The Food Drive will be open to the public starting with the Village Christmas Tree Lighting on November 27th and ending December 31st. All donations should be directed to the Community Development Department in Village Hall Suite 102 or the Police Department. Holiday Nature Camp. Spend your holiday break at the Nature Center exploring and learning about the animals. We will hike in the woods looking for tracks and enjoying the seasonal wonders. Inside we will learn about frogs, turtles, and snakes with a closeup visit. Ages: 6-12 yrs Deadline: Dec.19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Dates of camps: Dec. 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Dec. 27,10 am-12 pm; Dec. 28, 10 am-12 pm; Jan. 2, 10 am-12 pm; Jan. 3, 10 am-12 pm; and Jan. 4, 10 am-12 pm. Bingo at St. Mary Nativity Catholic School. Every Friday at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Pull tabs go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and cards at 6 p.m. First game starts at 7 p.m. All are most welcome to come and play. “Hooks & Needles” Needlecraft Club. Second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lockport Branch Library, Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th Street. Bring your needlework or other craft projects to work on, and sit back and enjoy chatting and sharing skills with other “crafters.” Refreshments will be offered! Please register with the Adult Services Desk. To register, or for further information on this program, please contact the Lockport Branch Library at 815838-0755, or check our website at http://www.whiteoaklibrary.org. Serenity on Sunday Al-Anon/ Adult Child of Alcoholics Women’s 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 815-773-9623. 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. Are you affected by someone’s drinking? Open meetings are held every third Friday of the month from 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. at 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. Contact Al-anon/Alateen at 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg. org for more information. Circle

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Family Group. Sundays at 1:302:30 p.m. at Joliet Alano Club (back entrance), 265 Republic Ave. in Joliet. This on-going support group with no fees or dues is for all families and friends of problem drinkers, especially those who are affected today by growing up in an alcoholic home. For more information contact Al--Anon/Alateen 815-773-9623 or visit www.niafg.org for more information Strive 4 Hope. Second and fourth Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Joliet Moose Lodge #300, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. This is a support group, which welcomes all cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends. Call Sharon at 815-349-5458 or Carrie at 815-730-0134 for more information. Breast cancer support group. 7-8:30 p.m. at Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, 2614 West Jefferson St., Joliet.The Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For more information call Pattie at 815-436-7640. Diabetes Support Group. 7 p.m. at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Support Group for adults with diabetes, support person welcome. Different topics will be discussed each month. Share your experiences and learn as you work towards achieving control over your diabetes. Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Call 815-725-7133 ext. 3224 for more info.

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL DECEMBER 19, 2012 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. Joliet Jewish Congregation. Joliet Jewish Congregation Shabbat (Sabbath) Services are Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at 250 North Midland Ave., Joliet. Joliet Jewish Congregation Religious Sunday School: 10:00am. For more information, visit www. jolietjewishcongregation.com or call 815-741-4600. Led by Rabbi Charles Rubovits.

DECEMBER 19 “How to Pay for College”/“Cómo pagar la Universidad”. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the University of St. Francis’ Turk Studio Theater, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet, Ill. Attendees will receive tips on not only enrolling, but also finding financial relief through available scholarships.

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DECEMBER 20 Spoken Word Night. 6 p.m. at Black Road Branch Book and Bean Café. For Poets and Performing Artists. For more information, call 815-740-2660.

DECEMBER 22 St Joseph Academy Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Academy, 51 W. Jackson, Joliet. St. Joseph Academy will host a traditional interpretation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.”Tickets for the production are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.Ticket price for groups of ten or more is $7 per person. Everyone bringing a nonperishable food item for the food drive will receive a $1 discount on the ticket price. Reservations are not required.

DECEMBER 26 Sit and Stitch. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Black Road Branch Book and Bean Café. For those who enjoy knitting, crocheting, or sewing. For more information, call 815740-2660.

Church Hope•Faith•Love

Pool Classes for Arthritis. Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Willow Falls Recreation Center, 1691 Willow Circle Dr., Crest Hill. Morning and evening classes are available. For details and registration call Valerie Brockman at 815-773-6229. Young Widows Support Group. Meets once a month at varying locations in the Plainfield/Joliet area. Open to

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arrested at 2:23 a.m. Dec. 10 at 2900 Twin Falls Drive for theft under $500. Keon D. Kelly, 29, 1016 Richards,Joliet,was arrested at 2:41 p.m. Dec. 11 830 Richards for possession of cannabis and resisting/obstructing a police officer.

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Evelyn Daniel Shorter, 50, 829 Kelly Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 5:38 p.m. Dec. 10 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for retail theft.

Elisha J. Cane, 19, 1012 Butterfield Drive, Joliet, was arrested at 10:01 a.m. Dec. 11 1207 Fawnlily Circle for possession of cannabis.

Eduardo Alvarez-Martinez, 22, 566 Elwood Ave., Joliet, was arrested at 9:06 p.m. Dec. 10 at 404 Herkimer for delivery/ possession with intent to deliver.

Melissa D. Broadway, 18, 911 Plaintain Drive, Joliet, was arrested at 10:01 a.m. Dec. 11 1207 Fawnlily Circle for possession of cannabis.

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Tarolyn E. Trent, 50, 2211 Webster, Joliet, was arrested at 12:48 p.m. Dec. 11 at 151 N. Joliet for criminal trespass.

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1708 W. Jefferson for possession of cannabis. Gregory B.Thrift, 53, 23909 W. Union, Plainfield, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. Dec. 11 at 1491 Route 59 for retail theft.

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Roger G.Tranowski, 50, 329 Shield, Bolingbrook, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at 151 N. Joliet for criminal damage to property.

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John E. Jarnigin, 50 3520 S. State, Lockport, was arrested at 3:51 p.m. Dec. 12 at 652 N. Collins for criminal trespass to real property.

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Lonnie R. Ward Jr., 32, 2325 Black Road, Joliet, was arrested at 4:06 p.m. Dec. 12 at the residence for domestic battery.

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Carl Green, 19, 1620 W. 89th St., Chicago, was arrested at 5:09 p.m. Dec. 12 at 1801 Jefferson for resisting/ obstructing a police officer.

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Alejandra S. Cordova, 19, 2214 Fairview Ave., Lockport, was arrested at 6:17 p.m. Dec. 12 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for retail theft.

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Temri N. Shade, 18, 309 Barry Ave., Lockport, was arrested at 6:17 p.m. Dec. 12 at 3340 Mall Loop Drive for retail theft.

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Luis Guzman, 22, 425 Abe, Joliet, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. at 150 W. Washington for domestic battery.

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Quinton J. Hamilton, 28, 958 Shiloh Court, was arrested at 10:53 p.m. Dec. 12 at 1613 Dearborn for two counts of domestic battery.

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St. Mary Nativity students spread cheer to those in need The third grade students at St. Mary Nativity School in Joliet are spreading Christmas cheer this year to four children in need of help. All of the students donated money and went shopping for the needs of these boys and girls. Then, each student participated in wrapping the gifts. Students were able to buy three games, one toy, and a stuffed animal for each child. St. Mary Nativity School wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful joyous New Year.

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Walsh applauds local Illinois state scholars State Rep. Larry Walsh (D-Elwood) announced that over 100 local high school students have been awarded the honorary distinction of being named

2013 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Students Assistance Commission (ISAC). “I would like to congratulate all of the students whose hard work resulted in being named an Illinois State Scholar,” Walsh said. “I would also like to congratulate the teachers who worked with these students to achieve success. Our schools are only as strong as our teachers and many of them go above and beyond to ensure students have their have the best opportunity to succeed.” According to ISAC, Illinois State Scholars selection is based on a formula that includes SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, coupled with class rank at the end of the junior year. Input from school guidance counselors is also used to help determine winners. The 2013 Illinois State Scholars from Representative Walsh’s district hail from Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet Township High School West and Joliet Township

High School Central and are listed on ISAC’s website: www.isac. org/students/before-college/ state-scholar/will-county.html. “In addition to advocating for solutions to help improve classroom education, I am also working to create opportunities for our students to return to our community after college to work and raise their families,” Walsh said. “I hope that each of these students will continue to aim to achieve greatness and become our community’s next leaders.” ISAC was created by the General Assembly in 1957 and offers free information on scholarships, student loans, career counseling services, virtual college campus tours, and undertakes the administration of state and federal educational grants for the state’s community colleges and universities. Walsh represents parts of Joliet, Channahon, Manhattan, Elwood, Rockdale, Preston Heights, and Ingalls Park.


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holiday 44 Sci-fi invaders 47 Iowa State home 48 Where a kid’s shovel may be found? 51 Take in 53 Yanks’ rival 54 Binghamton-to Utica dir. 55 Show-off’s shout 58 Lyon king 60 “Disgusting!” 61 Traditional December spin around the harbor? 66 Top pitcher 67 Bert’s pal 68 Michelob __: light beer brand 69 Anderson Cooper, to Gloria Vanderbilt 70 “__ Hope”: ‘70s-’80s soap 71 Dinner course

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H o ro s c o p e s Rolling stones gather no moss. Expect to be moss-free in the week to come as you get a chance to visit a variety of places and spend time making the rounds with friends. Steer clear of investment advisers.

Be patient. Relationships may experience ups and downs or be stalemated by a businesslike attitude, but are sure to change for the better by the middle of the week. Focus on pleasing a special someone.

Throw enough darts and eventually you will hit the target. This could be a good week to address ongoing problems and issues. You see what you should be aiming for rather than acting on blind faith.

Stiff white collars and white gloves went out of fashion quite some time ago. You might be called upon to attend formal functions this week, but can relax your standards. No one will judge you.

You’ve got the moves. Holiday spirits and an optimistic outlook may spur you on when challenged to gamble. Avoid unnecessary risk in the early part of the week. Concentrate on fun; defer business decisions.

Learn by doing. There is nothing to compare with a handson approach when you want to learn a new subject thoroughly. This week, you will be successful in whatever topic piques your passions.

Bring along extra binoculars. Sharing your vision of the future can open doors within a key relationship in the week ahead. Travel, explorations or studies with a congenial other could widen horizons

When traveling through the forest, do not feed the bears. When traveling through life, do not feed the fears. In the week ahead, your mood may lighten up as you embrace a philosophy of positivity.

Enjoy the long and winding road. Take advantage of a generally jolly mood in the week to come - but where business is concerned, leave the driving to the experts. You can overcome negativity.

The mouse that roared was brave, but perhaps foolhardy. You could be brave when caution is called for - and vice versa. Avoid making changes or crucial business decisions in the first half of the week.

All work and no play is a recipe for boredom. You may spend too much face time with business associates in the early part of the week. Develop better plans rather than accepting what is offered.

Nurture the needy. A relationship can experience tensions unless you consciously strive to make the other person feel loved. Put business matters on the back burner during the first half of the week.

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Porters win in tourney finale By Scott Taylor Sports Editor

Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

John Campbell (left) battles for a rebound in the Porters’ win over Plainfield North.

Lockport got a big win in its last game before Christmas, a 4833 victory over Plainfield North Saturday at the Plainfield North Holiday Tournament. The Porters lost their first three games against Lincoln-Way North, T.F. North and Benet in close games, but rebounded to get the last one. “It is big to win a game anytime, especially when you are on a fourgame losing streak,” Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. said. “You need to get a win. I’m happy that we played every night and had a different issue and got it corrected.” “We know we can beat good teams, so we need to go out and play hard,” Lockport senior David Robinson said.“This gives us a lot of hope because we know we can at least compete with good teams. We might not win, but we know we can compete.” Lockport jumped out to a 12-3 lead after one quarter and had a 19-9 advantage at the half as the Porters were shutting down the Tiger offense and getting several second-chance opportunities. For the game they had 16 offensive rebounds to zero from North. “We knew they were mainly guards so we wanted to make them shoot a lot of threes,” Robinson said. “We just went from there.” “It wasn’t necessarily great defense, they were just off,” Thompson said. They played in an overtime game last night and it was a blessing in disguise because they weren’t putting their shots in.

“Coach (Nick DiForti’s teams put the pressure on you defensively. We were lucky they missed some easy ones early. We seemed a little quicker to the ball than they were.” Trevor Stumpe got hot in the second half with three threepointers to get the Tigers to within four at one point in the third quarter (23-19) and five in the fourth quarter (38-33), but the Porters were able to pull away late. That was something they struggled to do the previous night in a 47-42 loss to Benet after holding a lead for much of the game. “We made a lot less mistakes than we have the past couple of games,” Robinson said.“That was the key because we didn’t want to give them turnovers and easy points. Yesterday against Benet we blew a lead late in the game and we didn’t want to do it again.” Robinson finished with a game-high 16 points. “My primary game is to get the ball in the post and get some easy scores,” Robinson said. “Then I go from there. I shoot from the outside when they collapse down.” “David has looked a lot better in the past four games,” Thompson said. “He’s coming into his shots and has worked on his post game.” Lockport is off until Dec. 27 when it faces West Aurora at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament. “We have a great schedule and play great competition,” Thompson said. “There is no excuse not to get better because you are playing good competition.” staylor@buglenewspapers.com


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Mark Gregory/Bugle Staff

Chris Franklin is the new general manager for the Joliet Slammers.

New ownership group takes over Slammers By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

With a new ownership group in place, Joliet Community Baseball & Entertainment, LLC, the Joliet Slammers know that to be successful in the plans of downtown Joliet, they have to find a way to successfully bring other events to Silver Cross Field, be it other sports, weddings or concerts. However, they also know they have to be successful they also have to have a competitive product on the baseball field. Special events and a solid onfield product both have one main goal behind them – to fill Silver Cross Field with fans. Making that happen will fall in the hands of CEO Josh Schaub. “I want to make this an entertainment destination,” Schaub said. “We want to be a fan-friendly affordable, family entertainment package for the

fans. At the end of the day if our fans are happy with the overall product, we are happy. And it would be great to hold the trophy over our heads at the end of the season, too. We want to increase attendance.” The Slammers recently announced Morris product Chris Franklin as their general manager, who is busy working on several parts of building the product, including hiring a field manager. Schaub said they are not looking for a specific type of manager, but they do want someone who can be a face of the franchise, now or in the future. “I look at the field manager and I look at how he will represent the franchise on the field, but also in the community,” Schaub said. “I also want him to represent us well on the road throughout the Frontier League.” Frankiln wants that face named in the next few weeks.

“A field manager and the rest of the staff is vital part to what we are doing,” Franklin said. “We hope to have a manager in place before Christmas. Every day that goes by, our players are wondering what is going on and what we are doing. I know we have a lot of talent on this team and we want to get moving forward with the team and the front office staff we have.” That staff was tweaked and formed over the last few weeks with additions and promotions announced. Matt Gaddis, assistant general manager and director of business and Heather Mills, box office manager were both hired, while Kelli Drechsel was promoted to assistant general manager and Aaron Morse was promoted to director of broadcasting and media relations. Ken Miller retained as director See NEW, page 15


sPorts er b m u N BOYS BOWLING 1. Romeoville 2. Plainfield Central 3. Minooka 4. Lockport 5. Bolingbrook 6. Plainfield North 7. Joliet West

GIRLS BOWLING 1. Minooka 2. Lockport 3. Joliet West 4. Plainfield East 5. Plainfield North 6. Plainfield Central 7. Downers South

BOYS BASKETBALL 1. Maine South 2. Notre Dame 3. Benet 4. Joliet West 5. Downers South 6. Bolingbrook 7. Niles West

GIRLS BASKETBALL 1. Plainfield East 2. Bolingbrook 3. Maine South 4. JCA 5. Romeoville 6. Downers South 7. Benet

WRESTLING 1. Lockport 2. Minooka 3. Plainfield Central 4. Downers North 5. Notre Dame 6. Joliet West 7. Downers South Rankings are compiled by Mark Gregory and Scott Taylor.

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Brandon McCullum, Joliet West

18.4 16.1 16.0 15.3 14.7 14.1 13.8 12.5 11.8 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.9 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.4 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.6

Rebounds per game Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central Eddie Serrano, Notre Dame Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Ryan Peter, JCA David McCoy, Niles West Andre Hardy, Joliet West Josh Smith, Plainfield East Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North John Solari, Maine South David Robinson, Lockport Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Kevin Fervil, Plainfield East Armani Bonilla, Romeoville Keith Craig, JCA Kendal Interial, Plainfield North Corey Evak, Plainfield North Kiefer Ketelhut, Plainfield North

10.0 9.2 9.0 7.8 7.6 7.3 6.6 6.5 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0

Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Marcus Fair, Plainfield North Matt Mooney, Notre Dame Ryan Peter, JCA Frank Dounis, Maine South Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central David McCoy, Niles West Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Kendal Interial, Plainfield North C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook Ryan Peter, JCA

5.0 35 35 29 27 27 24 23 23 22 21 20 20 20

Steals Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame C.J. Redmond, Bolingbrook John Campbell, Lockport Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central Carl Terrell, Joliet West Brandon McCullum, Joliet West David McCoy, Niles West Ryan Peter, JCA Kendal Interial, Plainfield North Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Ryan Peter, JCA Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Keegan Tyrell, JCA Shakar Washington, JCA Danny Quinn, Maine South Roger Tating, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Keith Craig, JCA Joe Younan, Niles West Frank Dounis, Maine South Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central

18 17 16 16 16 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

Field Goal % Romeo Magliore, Niles West Windt, Plainfield Central Joe Younan, Niles West Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Danny Quinn, Maine South Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East

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Points per game Morris Dunnigan, Joliet West Ben Moore, Bolingbrook Matt Mooney, Notre Dame Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Marcus Fair, Plainfield North David McCoy, Niles West Ryan Peter, JCA Logan Velasquez, Plainfield Central Joe Younan, Niles West David Robinson, Lockport Kendal Interial, Plainfield North Kendall Guyton, Bolingbrook Frank Dounis, Maine South Jimmy Moon, Romeoville John Solari, Maine South Kenny Williams, Bolingbrook Carl Terrell, Joliet West Brandon McCullum, Joliet West Danny Quinn, Maine South Devo Goodlow, Plainfield Central Trevor Stumpe, Plainfield North Duante Stephens, Notre Dame Jake Maestranzi, Notre Dame Corey Evak, Plainfield North Curtis Harringron, Plainfield Central Jake Nowak, Plainfield North Romeo Magliore, Niles West Kurt Palandech, Plainfield North

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.635 .620 .593 .580 .560 .540 .530 .530 .525

Frank Dounis, Maine South David Robinson, Lockport

.510 .510

Free throw % Derrick Lockhart, Lockport Ahmad Gibson, Niles West Andrew Palucki, Maine South James Boyd, Romeoville Keith Craig, JCA Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Romeo Magliore, Niles West

.833 .824 .790 .790 .769 .760 .739 .733

3-pointers Joe Younan, Niles West

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Prentiss Nixon, Bolingbrook Aaron Jordan, Plainfield East Caleb Demarigny, Maine South Jimmy Moon, Romeoville

17 13 11 11

GIRLS Points per game Liz Rehberger, Resurrection Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA Nicole Ekhomu, JCA Nikia Edom, Plainfield East

18.9 18.9 17.2 16.8

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Trayvon Zabala has his sights set on a state title this season.

Zabala on a mission By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

A year ago, the hope for a state wrestling title was taken from Joliet Central’s Trayvon Zabala in the second round of the state tournament, after an apparent slam of Barrington’s Jared Parvinmeh in the second

round that left Parvinmeh unable to wrestle the rest of the tournament. Zabala battled back and placed third, dominating the wrestlebacks. This year, as a senior, Zabala is focused on winning the state title. “I am really motivated,” he

said. “I am going to work hard at practice and in my matches. I am not going to keep anything back.” In fact, he’s putting himself more out there as he has wrestled at 126 pounds most of the season, even though he is certified at 120 and will compete at the lower weight in the state series. “I have bumped up all my matches and I haven’t lost at 126 (pounds). I only have wrestled twice at 120,” he said.“I am bumping up to get stronger. I am getting used to the big kids now, so I will be ready for the little kids up kids when I go back down. I know it scares the 120 pounders because they see I am not losing at 126.” Zabala said it is a different style when he wrestles up or at his weight. “The kids up are way bigger than me, so I have to use technique and speed more,” he said. “When I am at 120, I am stronger. Joliet Central coach Pat O’Connell  knows no matter See MISSION, page 15


Sports STATS Continued from page 13 Faith Suggs, Plainfield East Kiera Currie, Romeoville Naomi Mayes, Lockport Bernasia Fox, Joliet Central Jaida Green, Downers North Sarah Costello, Downers North Abby Smith, Romeoville

15.8 14.9 14.4 13.8 10.8 10.8 10.8

MISSION Continued from page 14 what happens between now and regionals, Zabala will be ready for the post season. “He is a gamer,” O’Connell said. “He comes out ready in the big match, he rises to the occasion.” He can do that because of the

NEW Continued from page 12 of special projects and 2012 Frontier League Groundskeeper of the Year Guy Massaro was also retained. “I am pretty confident we have a pretty good group,” Franklin said.“We will still be adding some more people to this group.” As they did with the hiring of Franklin, the Slammers look to

Gabby Williams, Plainfield East Angelica Osusky, Romeoville Brianna Harris, Romeoville Nina Maggio, Plainfield East Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Nicole Pease, Plainfield Central Anna Novak, Lockport Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Jenae Rowe, Joliet West Molly Kleppin, Niles West

10.6 9.7 8.8 8.6 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.0

Rebounds per game Jasmine Lumpkin, JCA

11.5

Kiera Currie, Romeoville Chavon Banks, Joliet Central Aaliyah Stepney, Joliet West Faith Suggs, Plainfield East Chantell Mack, Joliet Central Gabby Williams, Plainfield East Valencia Chandler, Joliet West Sarah Costello, Downers North Peyton Winters, Downers North Kate Moriarty, Resurrection Vicky Orasco, Joliet West Jenae Rowe, Joliet West

THE BUGLE/SENTINEL DECEMBER 19, 2012 8.7 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.3

Jade Anthony, Plainfield Central Julia Easter, Niles West Bailee McDaniel, Plainfield Central Jenny Spychala, Resurrection Nora Polaski, Lockport Abby Smith, Romeoville Nikia Edom, Plainfield East

6.0 5.8 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.1

Assists Kelly Barzowski, Resurrection Abby Smith, Romeoville Sarah Costello, Downers North Gina Mathews, Plainfield East

59 46 37 27

Nikia Edom, Plainfield East Angelica Osusky, Romeoville Molly Kleppin, Niles West Lisa Schroeder, Plainfield Central Nina Maggio, Plainfield East Treanna Perry, Joliet West

15 25 22 21 14 14 14

Steals Sarah Costello, Downers North Liz Rehberger, Resurrection Abby Smith, Romeoville Kiera Currie, Romeoville Nikia Edom, Plainfield East

43 40 40 29 24

way he works in the practice room. “He is a kid that leads by example,” O’Connell said. “He is not a kid that says very much. He never goes soft at practice. He is one speed all the time. He is always going and he leads by example.” O’Connell said several of the others are following Zabala’s lead, making the team better. “Johnny Moore has stepped

up, David Hamilton, Sharod Wilson, Chris Burrell and Donovan Lucket have been great,” O’Connell said. “Drake DeBenedetti and his younger brother Luke are hurt and we have a heavyweight that transferred from Alabama that will be eligible next week. When we are all ready, we will be good.” The Steelmen are already competing in the SouthWest

Suburban Conference Blue Division. “We lost to HomewoodFlossmoor by six,” O’Connell said. “Lincoln-Way East beat us by six. We wrestled Lockport and even though we lost 38-21, we took it to them and I don’t think they expected that from us. All we asked our kids was let them know they were in a battle and our kids went out and thought they could beat

them.” That confidence showed when the Steelmen battled back from 27 points down to win the Pontiac Tournament. It was confidence or hunger. “When we were down 27 points, I told them if they won, I would buy McDonalds,” O’Connell said. “And, 160 bucks later, it was the worth every penny.”

keep local talent. “At the end of the day fans want to connect, that is the big thing with community baseball at this level,” Franklin said. “They not only want to connect with the atmosphere, but with the team. I know there is talent in this area and I think over the last few years the Slammers have done a good job of getting that talent and we hope to build off that.” During those months that baseball is not in season,

Joliet Community Baseball & Entertainment, LLC still wants Silver Cross Field to be in use. “We want as much activity on the field as possible,” Schaub said. “We want stuff going on there 365 days a year.” That raises the question of FieldTurf and if the new owners will entertain the idea of an artificial surface. While Schaub said they want to maintain the traditional feel of baseball, he said the group will look at any idea that helps

them reach the goal of making Silver Cross Field a year-round destination. Some of those immediate

decisions will be announced over the next few weeks and months.

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Ekhomu scores 36 in win over Fenwick By Mark Gregory Sports Reporter

There have been talented players and talented teams that have gone through Joliet Catholic Academy. They have had several big wins in the program history, but until last week had never defeated East Suburban Catholic Conference foe Fenwick. The Angels did that when they knocked off Fenwick 73-70 “We had never beaten them,” said JCA coach Ed Schodrof. “Even in the Quigley days when JCA was good, Fenwick had a lot of talent and they were always just as good or better. So, that was a great feeling. It was a wonderful feeling for the kids.” The Friars came into the game undefeated and Schodrof knew he had to keep his high scorers, Nicole Ekhomu and jasmine Lumpkin in the game to be able to battle with Fenwick’s uptempo style. “They were undefeated and ranked No. 6 in the big papers. They had just scored 99 points on Marist, that is intimidating,” Schodrof said. “I told them they had to play the whole game and they never came out.” That strategy almost had to be abandoned when Ekhomu picked up her third foul in the second quarter. A defensive change allowed Ekhomu to stay in the game and not foul. “She asked me to take her off (Fenwick star) Jade (Owens) so she wouldn’t foul and that was good recognition on her part,” Schodrof said.“I just told her she couldn’t foul anymore because we couldn’t score with them without her on the floor.” That may have been the

understatement of the night, as Ekhomu, a freshman, scored 36 points on 16-for-24 from the field, including 12 points in the fourth quarter on 5-of-6 shooting. “Nicole was just in a zone,” Schodrof said.“For her to do that to a seasoned program, seasoned kids and a seasoned coach in their gym in front of their fans was pretty special.” The Angels had to fight from behind most of the game, before eventually pulling away. “We were losing most of the game, they jumped out early and were shooting threes like crazy,” Scodrof said.“Then they got cold and we clawed back to take a one-point lead. “They went up seven again in the third and we were at that make or break moment when we had to close it or they were going to run away and Nicole and Jasmine (Lumpkin) got free a little bit in the third.” Lumpkin added 19 points and 18 rebounds in the win.

BOYS BASKETBALL Joliet West fell 49-44 to Marian Catholic. Morris Dunnigan led the Tigers (4-2) with 14 points and five rebounds, while Ryan Modiest added 13 and Brandon McCullum 12. Kansas State recruit Tyler Ulis led all scorers with 21.

GIRLS BOWLING Lockport won the 14th annual Dane and Celeste Walker Invite with a total pinfall of 5,861. Minooka finished second with 5,799 . The Porters’ Nicole Troha won the individual title with a total series of 1,285.

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JCA freshman Nicole Ekhomu scored 36 points in a 73-70 win over Fenwick.


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New-look Mustangs off to 6-3 start By Mike Sandrolini Sports Reporter

This year’s Downers South Mustangs are a new team insofar as personnel. But with nine games now under their belt, head coach Jay Baum notes that the “new” label no longer fits. “We had so many talented seniors (last year) and they’re gone,” said Baum, referring to Jerron Wilbut, Jamall Millison, Kevin Honn and others who propelled the Mustangs to a 23-6 record and a sectional semifinal appearance in 2011-12. “At the same time, we tell the kids we can’t use that as an excuse.We’ve played nine games already. That’s a third of the season that’s over. This is our team and we need to continue to improve.” The new-look Mustangs are off to a 6-3 start, and are 3-1 in the West Suburban Gold after whipping Leyden, 53-36, Saturday night. Depth is an asset for the Mustangs this season, evident by the fact that nine players saw action through most of the game until Baum cleared his bench in the closing minutes. “Our practices are quality practices,” Baum said.“We have an unusual situation where we have eight seniors and only six juniors, which is usually the other way around. Our seniors have various roles on the team and they’ve accepted all the roles, whatever those roles might be, and it’s been an enjoyable season thus far.” The Mustangs not only are athletic, with seniors Jordan Cannon and Tray Simmons, and junior Danny Spinuzza, in the backcourt, along with versatile forward Scott McNellis. They’re big up front. McNellis goes 6-5, starting center Robert Mara stands 6-8, and 6-7 Kevin Hall comes off the bench to give the Mustangs additional punch up front. Both Mara and Hall are seniors; they combined for 17 points vs. Leyden. “We’ve got to get it inside because we’re out-matching teams,” said Mara, who had 10 of their total to go along with five rebounds and two steals. “We’ve got 6-8 and 6-7 so we definitely

have to get it inside, and then work it outside.” Cannon’s outside shooting in the second quarter helped extend a 16-9 first-quarter Downers South lead to 30-16 at halftime. He scored eight of his game-high 20 in the period which included back-to-back three pointers. Cannon noticed an uptick in the team’s energy at both ends of the court from the previous night when it fell to Morton, 70-64. “We definitely showed much more energy tonight than we did last night,” Cannon said. “Our transition got better. Our offense, we took better shots. We actually attacked them instead of just passing and passing the ball around.” McNellis tallied all of his eight points in the first quarter, and Simmons dished out four assists. In last Friday’s defeat, the Mustangs saw four players score in double figures: Cannon had 14, Spinuzza 13, McNellis 12 and Mara 11. “We played very well last night,” Baum said. “That was a 32-minute game and we played well for 29 or 30 minutes.We had a couple of minutes where things didn’t go so well and that was the difference. “Leyden was without one of their starters so that limited them a little bit. I’m proud of my team. We’re a very balanced team; we worked hard on breaking their 1-2-2 press. A lot of teams, in my opinion, are just content with breaking the press and then just set up their offense. We want to break it and score.” The Mustangs enjoy a week off before resuming action Saturday at the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Classic. It’s the first year DGS has participated in the tournament, which has expanded to 32 teams this year. The Mustangs face Westinghouse at 12:15 p.m. “We’ve played quality teams,” Baum said. “We’ve played St. Joseph, Morton and now we’ve got to play Westinghouse. We don’t have much information on them, but we’ll be ready for the Proviso West tournament.” mike@buglenewspapers.com

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Jordan Cannon goes to the basket during the second half of the Mustangs’ 53-36 West Suburban Gold victory over Leyden on Saturday night at Downers South. Cannon led all scorers with 20 points.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK Nominees

Results from November 22

Carlie Corrigan, Plainfield N. 43 points vs. Plainfield E. Nikia Edom, Plainfield E. 33 pts, 9 rebs vs. Plainfield N. Nicole Ekhomu, JCA 36 points in win over Fenwick Angelica Osusky, Romeoville 22 points vs. Plainfied South Go to buglenewspapers.com to vote for your winner!

Zach Rezin JCA

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Ty Isaac JCA

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Jack Toner Benet

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Jack Beneventi Benet

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Nominating petitions for JJC trustee seats Nominating petitions for candidacy for the office of Joliet Junior College Trustee are available for the consolidated election on April 9, 2013. Three six-year terms are up for election, which include the seats of current trustees Barbara DeLaney, Andy Mihelich and Dan O’Connell. Information on the consolidated election is available on the Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees website where additional information and election materials are available.

Petitions are also available at the offices of Joan Tierney or Darlene Boyle, local election officials for Joliet Junior College from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the A-Building on the college’s Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. If there are any questions regarding this election, please contact Joan at (815) 280-2207 or Darlene at 815-280-2346. The first day of filing for the Board of Trustees Consolidated Election will be on Dec. 17, 2012 in the local election official’s

office. Petitions for the office of Joliet Junior College Trustee are to be filed between Dec. 17 and Dec. 21, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the last day of filing is Dec. 26 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. On Dec. 26, petitions must be filed in the JJC Police Department, G-1013, on the southwest side of Main Campus. To enter the building on that day, filers must come to the entrance to G-Building and ring the video intercom button located at the door.

Schoenstedt named new chief judge in Will County Judge Richard C. Schoenstedt is the new Chief Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Schoenstedt was elected by fellow circuit judges to succeed Chief Judge Gerald R. Kinney, who is stepping down as Chief Judge, a position he has held for the past four years. Kinney will be assigned to the felony division until his current term expires in 2014.

Schoenstedt was appointed associate judge in 2001 and was elected Circuit Judge the following year. He has been presiding judge of the felony division since 2008. “I plan to continue to do the job Chief Judge Kinney started relative to the judicial issues important to the needs of the citizens of Will County, including

court automation projects and improved courthouse facilities,” said Schoenstedt. “It has been my honor to serve as Chief Judge of Will County for the past four years,” Kinney said. “I am looking forward to new challenges as a felony trial judge. I am confident that the courts are in good hands with the leadership of Judge Schoenstedt.”

Pete Delaney running for Crest Hill mayor Long-time businessman Pete DeLaney has officially announced his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Crest Hill in the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election. “The City of Crest Hill needs a new vision and a new direction that will improve the quality of life for residents and positions the city for responsible economic development,” DeLaney said in a press release. DeLaney is a Navy veteran,

Will County Farm Bureau member and has served six years on the Crest Hill Plan Commission. He has been a small businessman for 30 years and cites a long record of service to the community. “I just want Crest Hill to be a City that all residents can all be proud of,” DeLaney said.“My goals will be to ensure efficient government operations, proper staffing of our Police Department and facilitating economic development.”


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Problems are doorways to freedom By Dr. Daneen Skube Tribune Media Services

Q. I’m in a stop-the-world-Iwant-to-get-off mood. I have had problem after problem this year. As the year comes to a close, I really wish things at work would just smooth out. I really do try to be proactive but can’t seem to escape issues. What is the point of learning people skills if you still have problems? A. Advanced people skills don’t negate problems, but you do end up not having the same problems over and over again. I tease my clients that after working with me, they will no longer have with the usual crappy problems - they will have interesting new crappy problems. The point is that life is a problem-generating machine. Nevertheless, a good life is avoiding being stuck with the same old problems over and over with no skills to

address them. When I begin working with clients, I find many of them think that the fact that they have any problems at all is proof they are defective human beings. Over time, they clients learn that everyone has problems. Some people pretend they don’t have issues, some people always look mowed over by their issues, and some people actually learn to use their issues. Problems, with the right tools, can be ridden like a perfect wave to the beach of your choice if you just learn the skills of surfing challenges. Consider following a new approach to problem solving. -Stop beating yourself up for having problems. Having problems is just proof that

you’re on planet Earth. -Ask yourself what your worst-case scenario is with your current problem. -Notice your worst-case scenario (e.g., being homeless) is more about emotions than likely expectations, and validate your emotions about your fears. -Ask yourself what outcome you want. -Figure out what power you have to create this outcome and do this. -Define what you can’t control and don’t do this. When we have a problem, the universe has generously handed us a puzzle that does have an answer but it will take patience, resourcefulness and creativity to discover. Answers to really tough problems may even take us years to find. And, if the Buddhists are right about reincarnation, then really, really good problems could perhaps take lifetimes.

The point is to try to be patient with hanging out in the shadow of a good problem. In certain societies that valued being a warrior, there was a value attached to having a worthy opponent in a fight. A good life will present you with many problems that oppose your peace of mind and happiness. If you treat these problems like worthy opponents, rather than feeling like a victim, you’ll be more likely to find an answer. In your workplace, once you solve a problem you will be free. Celebrate ... and then discover a new problem. As you solve problem after problem, you’ll have more celebrations, more freedom ... and then more problems. Develop a warrior mindset, and move beyond the same old boring problems in 2013. Start having problems that are “worthy opponents.”

The tuition payment plan Dear Dave, Our son is graduating from high school next spring. We’ve saved cash to pay for his first year of college, and we have enough in mutual funds to pay for another semester. When should we pull out the money to use for his education? Denise Dear Denise, I wouldn’t touch the money until right before you write the checks. However, I don’t want you to follow my advice just because I said so. My mutual funds have made a little more than 16 percent this year. If they stay at that pace, or if they make just 10 percent during the first part of 2013, I’d want it to just sit there a while longer. Why not let the power of compound interest do its thing and make you as much money as possible? The biggest question is what are you going to do for cash after

the first three semesters? Your son needs to make sure he’s working summers, and maybe even part-time during school, in order to fuel his education. And neither of you should borrow money to make it happen. You guys have gotten him off to a great start. So if he does his part there’s no reason for either of you to go into debt for his college degree! —Dave

Stop, emergency ahead! Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, and they experience a health crisis, should they stop putting money into their debt snowball? Dave

Dear Dave, Absolutely! When you’re stuck in the middle of an emergency you always push the pause button on your Total Money Makeover and save as much as you can. Think of it this way. Cash is your umbrella when it rains, and you never know just how bad the storm will be or how long it will last. Even if you have great health insurance, you’re likely to end up paying a chunk out of pocket in situations like this.That’s why it’s important to have a big pile of cash on hand. Remember, things like this are often just a bump in the road. They can be expensive, but taking care of important issues doesn’t have to mean giving up on taking control of your finances. Take care of immediate issues with yourself or your family first. Then, the come back when things are better and pick up where you

left off on your Total Money Makeover! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times bestselling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 5 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

The last word(s) Q. I’m from the South, and I find many people I talk to speak so fast. Is there a tool to connect with people who speak faster or slower than I do? A. Yes, communication is about matching the style of whomever you engage. Develop the ability to speed up with New Yorkers and slow down with your Southern friends, and you’ll connect to everyone. (Daneen Skube, Ph.D., executive coach, trainer, therapist and speaker, also appears as the FOX Channel’s “Workplace Guru” each Monday morning. She’s the author of “Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything” (Hay House, 2006).You can contact Dr. Skube at www.interpersonaledge.com or 1420 NW Gilman Blvd., #2845, Issaquah, WA 98027. )

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Nutrition Tips for Seniors On-the-Go (StatePoint) Today’s seniors are leading active lives, filling their time with travel and new experiences.  While staying active is great for one’s general well-being and happiness, continuous travel provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition and regular exercise can keep you feeling great and reduce your risk for diseases such as prostate cancer, diabetes and hypertension. And, as we age, our risk for developing these diseases increases, so it’s especially vital for aging men and women to protect their overall health. Next time you take a trip, don’t let your health go on vacation too. Here are some wellness tips that will travel as well as your wrinkle-free shirts: • Maybe it’s all that waiting, but something about airports makes people hungrier. Packing food may be your best bet for a wholesome meal. If you do buy airport food, you may want to couple it with a little exercise. Explore the terminal’s options before settling on the first fast food joint you see. Salads, lowfat sandwiches and smoothies abound, these days. And instead of snacking on high-sodium pretzels or crackers on your flight, opt for an immunityboosting piece of fruit instead.

Likewise, a lack of vegetables in the diet is linked to a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to experts at the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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Good nutrition and regular exercise can keep you feeling great and reduce your risk for diseases such as prostate cancer, diabetes and hypertension.

• On road trips, pack a cooler filled with fresh vegetables, homemade sandwiches and water. If you do stop along the way, try and wait until you can find a rest stop with plenty of healthy food choices. • Incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your daily meals. Evidence from several studies suggests that fish can help protect against prostate cancer because they have “good fat,” particularly omega-3 fatty acids.

• A buffet can derail a diet quickly. When possible, skip the all-you-can-eat food fest and opt for individual menu items instead. When you can’t resist a buffet, eat an entire plate of salad before hitting the main dishes. Just be sure to go light on cheese and dressing and heavy on vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. After the salad, stick with grilled, lean meats and whole grains. Keep the amount of fat you get from red meat and dairy products to a minimum. • When you’re cooking for yourself, you know exactly what’s in your food. Don’t give up that knowledge just because someone else is doing the cooking. Ask how your meals are prepared to avoid certain no-no’s like trans fatty acids, which are found in margarine.  • Remember to exercise each day, whether it’s exploring a new location on foot, or taking a swim in the hotel pool. Beyond burning calories, endurance exercises are particularly effective at increasing the body’s natural levels of antioxidants, eliminating inflammatory

molecules that drive cancer. • Relax and enjoy your trip. Reducing stress can lead to a longer, happier life.

More wellness tips can be found at www.PCF.org. Just as you would never forget your itinerary at home, don’t leave town without your good habits.


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