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HISTORIC PRESERVATION Landmarks • Districts • Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) • Economics • Preservation Links • Frequently Asked Questions • Documents The Plainfield area was first settled in the 1820s with the construction of a sawmill on the DuPage River. The first 13 blocks of the Village of Plainfield, surrounding the current Village Green, were laid out by Chester Ingersoll in 1834. The urban core continued to expand and evolve over the next 150 years. Recent growth has significantly affected Plainfield. In 1990, there were 4,557 people in the community, and according to the 2010 Census, Plainfield had a population of 39,581. The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) formed in 2004 following the passage of a Historic Preservation Ordinance. The HPC is comprised of nine citizen appointees who have special knowledge or training in fields closely related to historic preservation. The HPC meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. Interested members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend meetings. The HPC designates local historic landmarks, local historic districts, and reviews COA and COEH applications. It is also recognized by the Department of the Interior as a Certified Local Government. This designation gives the HPC the ability to review National Register Nominations, participate in grant

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GR2012 Celebrating Sustainability Festival Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rain or Shine Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois 60431 Free Family Festival full of activities, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and entertainment!  Local Farmers and Artisans  Expanded Arts and Activities Tent  Speakers Series featuring over 20 Sustainability Experts  Nature walks through JJC Natural Areas and Fen  Tours of the LEED Certified Campus Center  Alternative Fuel Vehicle Display  Film Screenings of Tapped and Vanishing of the Bees  Eight Bands on the Main Stage  Student Art Exhibit at Gallery 7  Recyclepalooza  Rock Climbing Wall  Farm Animal Petting Zoo Please visit www.celebratingsustainability.com for more information. The festival runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come for the festival and stay for the party! To see what can and cannot be recycled please go to http://www.celebratingsustainability.com/festival. shtml?tab=7#Miscellaneous. New this year, The Grand Picnic! Come join us as we celebrate sustainability throughout our

communities! Bring your picnic basket and a blanket and come listen to the sounds of Hoots and Hellmouth with your family and friends. The party runs from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The festival is possible due to the support of multiple founding partners including the City of Joliet, Forest Preserve District of Will County, Joliet Public Library, Joliet Junior College, Joliet Park District, Joliet Job Corps, Joliet Township, Joliet Public School District 86, University of Illinois Extension, and Will County.

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Finance Department counter will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Finance Department will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

City of Aurora By Mavis Bates

May 16, 2012, Aurora, IL – What is a Celebration of Sustainability? Find out at the Aurora Green Fest on June 9th at the Prisco community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora,

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Police Department Front Desk Effective April 1, 2010, the hours of operation for the Naperville Police Department’s front desk will be limited to Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Front desk staff will not be available during overnight hours each weeknight, nor will staff be present on weekends and holidays. Community Connection The Naperville Police Department will be closing Community Connection, located at 535 Fairway Drive Suite #103, on April 1, 2010. Any citizen needing non-emergency police services, previously offered at Community Connection, should visit the police department front desk during normal business hours. Finance Department Beginning on March 1, 2010, the

IL 60506, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The sustainable community of the Fox Valley will be there to energize and motivate our visitors with new ideas for greener living. “It’s our third year in Aurora, and we are bringing together the brightest stars in our environmental community to create the most exciting Green Fest ever,” said Mavis Bates, Chairman of the Aurora Green Fest. “Our emphasis this year is to raise awareness for making positive changes in our daily lives, from the food we eat, to the cars we drive, to the choices we make every day that affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our whole quality of life.”


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The event combines local businesses with environmental non-profits. It is an opportunity for people with an interest in a green life-style to meet local non-profit environmental groups, eco-businesses, including sustainable energy businesses, local farmers, and healthy home advocates. A big attraction this year is the “Solar Powered Concert”, featuring the very popular Chicago-area eco-friendly band, The Giving Tree Band, and powered by WCP Solar. As the grand finale of the day, Aurora Green Fest will raffle off the $25,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) system, which includes installation, donated by WCP Solar, Inc. Raffle tickets are now available, and winner need not be present. Send inquiries to info@auroragreenfest.com Highlights of the Aurora Green Fest include: •“Solar Powered Concert” with a raffle of a $25,000 solar PV system and installation •Green car show •Green kids activities •Rain barrels for sale •On-site recycling—Styrofoam, electronics, cell-phones, compact florescent light bulbs, and old medications, sponsored by Fox Metro. •Shred-it-and-forget-it, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. •Rich Centeno, The Magical Balloon Man •SOAR, Inc., Save Our American Raptors, will bring rescued birds of prey •Food by River’s Edge Café and Ezra's Chameleon Kitchen & Road Show This is a family-friendly event, with plenty of activities for kids. SOAR, Inc. will exhibit their rescued birds of prey. Kids activities will include art projects from recycled objects, face painting, nature-themed balloon creations, and “kids teaching kids”. Parents, bring your kids. Kids, bring your parents. Aurora Green Fest promises to be an exciting and engaging way to learn more about sustainable practices and resources in the community, with networking with local people and businesses that share an interest in preserving the earth. For information on the festival please visit

www.auroragreenfest.com or “Like” Aurora Green Fest on Facebook. ### The Aurora Green Fest is produced by Aurora Green Lights, in affiliation with The Conservation Foundation. Aurora Green Lights is an independent, non-profit citizens group, with a mission to promote sustainable living in Aurora and the Fox Valley.

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What’s Your Number??? Contact: Mavis Bates Chairman, Aurora Green Fest press@auroragreenfest.com www.auroragreenfest.com

OK… Based on my expericence (and Facebook Insights), I am guessing that you are not 20 years old!

Remember back in the 70s or 80s or 90s when the best pickup line was “What’s your Sign?” or What’s your number?”. Well that’s made a comeback in 2012… especially if you run your own business and market it over the internet! So I ask you… ”What are your looking for?”, 1) a long term relationship, or 2) a one night stand? My guess is you chose #1! Then why would you treat your #1s like #2? The difference is it takes time and commitment to grow and build a relationship… It takes a smooth talker to create a one night stand!


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In the internet marketing world… ”What’s Your Sign?” is Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pintrest, YouTube, etc.! “What’s Your Number?” is “How Many Followers You Got?”! If you base your business (and self worth) on the numbers of followers you have, then you are doing it all wrong (sorry to some of you). I have some customers with 1000s of followers and others who have 10s! Sometimes, the one’s with 10s are more successful with Social Media than ones with 1000s (bought you from India and China). If you have an international product, that might be cool… if you are selling a service to a local audience, not so much! What matters measurement!

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You have multiple opportunities to see how your Social Media is creating sales! Sticking with Facebook, you have insights that gives you detailed information about what you post and how people interact with them. What you see above is fairly typical… out of 555 fans, 222 actually see the post. If fans feel your are talking to them and giving useful information.. you get 5-6% to interact with it or share it. If you are selling yourself, you will get less interaction. User interactions of 1-2% is a valid number (eMail clicks, AdWord clicks, Post Card redemption) throughout all marketing. It sounds small but in reality it’s average. IF you are getting 4-5% (or more) interaction, then you are creating a buzz! Other numbers that should matter to you, is your website Analytics (I use Google). You can measure how your Social Media is driving traffic to your website, where they go and

what they do! Managing over 50 analytics account, I have a good handle on what average is! Above, you can see that LinkedIn may drive more traffic to my website, but I get more engaged users (more time and visits more pages) from Facebook! Now… I can’t give you the “Magic Numbers” for your business. Every business, website, Social Media, campaign has different metrics and measurements. What I can tell you, is that if you are not measuring your data, you are missing valuable information. Sadly, too many people who do collect data, don’t check it as often as they should. Even worse, they really don’t understand what these numbers mean relative to their business. Now the good news… You can Brian Basilisco use Social Media to drive more traffic to your website… but it comes with some “IF”‘s! ”IF” your audience is authentically interested in what you have to say! ”IF” you are treating them like people and not just another advertising medium! ”IF” you value their relationship enough to actually communicate back with them if they communicate with you!

PEOPLE… Social Networking is NOT ADVERTISING.

others who follow you less interested in interacting with you in the future!

If you treat people like a number, your are more than likely doomed to fail. People have much better things to do than constantly read your ads. Facebook is for FUN (that’s why it’s the most popular social network for consumers). Get to know your audience and treat them like friends… not prospects!

Be You – You have a personality… use it! You have a brain… create original thoughts! You are different… tell people how and why! There are 1000s (sometimes 10s of 1000s) of people who do what you do! Nicole Tudisco of Wheatland Realty calls herself “The Cure for the Common Realtor“. In network meetings, emails, blog posts and in person, and she is clear that she does things differently and is not shy to tell you how and why! Be There – Nothing replaces Faceto-Face Networking. Make an effort to get to know other people and connect with them. That is the cornerstone of getting people to pay attention to you! God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth to listen twice as much as we speak (and stereo is nice). Nothing screams SPAM, SCAM, and WHAM (not the 80s band who had great hair… but a closing door sound) as marketing to people who don’t know, like and trust you! Spend time getting to know them first and

Here is some basic advice to raising your numbers (and engagement) of people who care about you and your brand… Don’t ROBOPOST - Remember the Eagles song “New Kid In Town”? Nothing says you could care less about people than posting stuff that is not personalized and directed to a specific audience! People can smell shotgun marketing a mile away! If you are not sending specific messages to a target audience then you are just more noise! Take the time to personalize and more importantly… RESPOND with personal interactions with those who interact with you! Pulling out the bullhorn and constantly thanking new followers, may make them feel good, but makes

CREATE A RELATIONSHIP! The number that really matters is the number of phone calls, emails, referrals and jobs you get. All of the rest of the stuff is window dressing. I have 5000 combined connections (small by some standards) with all my social media but I care about only 1… the one I can be the best resource to next! Whether you do businesses with them or point them in the right direction to solve their problem or issue… they are the most important person to you!!!


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Top 10 Ways to find a Job posted from career builder

While the popularity of online job boards puts millions of jobs at one's fingertips, it has also made the job applicant pool that much bigger. For this reason, national job search sites and the Internet as a whole have gotten a bad rap from some industry professionals as an ineffective job seeker tool; on the contrary, the Internet actually can be a great resource for job seekers -- they just need to know how to use it. When it comes to a fruitful online job search, successful job seekers follow these 10 guidelines. 1. If you build it, they can come. Instead of simply posting your résumé on a Web site, take it one step further and design an easily-navigable Web site or online portfolio where recruiters can view your body of work, read about your goals and obtain contact information. 2. Check yourself to make sure you haven't wrecked yourself. Google yourself to see what comes up -- and what potential employers will see if they do the same. If you

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don't like what you find, it's time to do damage control. 3. Narrow your options. Many job boards offer filters to help users refine their search results more quickly. You should have the option to narrow your job search by region, industry and duration, and, oftentimes, you can narrow it even more by keywords, company names, experience needed and salary. 4. Go directly to the source. Instead of just applying for the posted job opening, one of the best strategies to finding a job is to first figure out where you want to work, target that company or industry and then contact the hiring manager. Also, many employers' career pages invite visitors to fill out candidate profiles, describing their background, jobs of interest, salary requirements and other preferences. 5. Find your niche with industry Web sites. Refine your search even more by visiting your industry's national or regional Web site, where you can find jobs in your field that might not appear on a national job board. More and more employers are advertising jobs on these sites in hopes of getting a bigger pool of qualified applicants.

6. Try online recruiters. Recruiters will help match you with jobs that meet your specific skills and needs. Not sure where to start? Sites such as recruiterlink.com, onlinerecruitersdirectory.com, searchfirm.com and i-recruit.com provide links to online headhunters for job seekers.

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7. Utilize video résumés. Video résumés are just one more way to stand out to employers. Intended as supplements to -- not replacements for -- traditional résumés, video résumés allow job seekers to showcase a little bit of their personalities and highlight one or two points of interest on their résumés.

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8. Run queries. You run searches on everything else, from your high school sweetheart to low-fat recipes, so why not jobs? Enter a query that describes the exact kind of job you're seeking and you may find more resources you wouldn't find otherwise (but be prepared to do some sorting). 9. Utilize job alerts. Most job boards have features that allow you to sign up to receive e-mail alerts about newly available jobs that match your chosen criteria. Or go a step further and arrange an RSS (really simple syndication) feed from one of these job sites to appear on your customized Internet homepage or your PC's news-reader software. 10. Get connected. How many times have you been told that it's not what you know, but who you know? Thanks to the emergence of professional networking sites like LinkedIn.com, job seekers no longer have to rely on the old standby of exchanging business cards with strangers. These sites are composed of millions of industry professionals and allow you to connect with people you know and the people they know and so forth. (A word of caution: When you sign up for online social networking sites, you are in a public domain. Unless you are able to put a filter on some of your information, nothing is private, and it can be difficult to erase once it is posted.)

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Family Fitness With Fido (Family): Sunday, May 20; 2:00-4:00PM, Hoover FP; Fee: $20 per family, one dog per each adult.

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Enhance your bond with your dog, stay fit with your family, and enjoy the beauty of spring all in one class! Angela Murray, Certified Dog Trainer of Nature Your Pet, will lead this class that includes training discussion, 1-mile hike with challenge stations, and tips on pet nutrition with free samples from Go Dog Go of Oswego. No flexi-leads, choke, or pinch collars and you are required to pick up after your dog.

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Profile in Business by Jennifer Flowers

A neighborhood place to visit if you are every in need of Auto Repair would be Discount Tire located 230 south Douglas Road in Oswego. Recently I had an emergency and need their service. I had encountered a flat tire on my automobile and needed tires. So being local I called and spoke with the Store Manager Steve Smith who immediately became my trusted advisor in solving my dilemma. Instead of up selling me Steve approached the issue and related and sympathized with my Dilemma. After speaking with him and arranging to immediate bring the Vehicle to his shop the entire dilemma was solved; so airing the tires and driving to the shop was all the work I needed to put into solving this issue. Being pressed for time that day and needing a quick resolution Steve allowed and afforded me the opportunity

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to have a much brighter day rather than dealing with the Auto motive issue. Not being pressured and dealing with the staff at the Discount tire was a treat and a pleasure. Being a

supporter of Shopping Locally I would recommend Steve Smith and his polite staff to everyone. So if you are in need of their service and would like a great experience please

call them at 630-906-7131 and ask for Steve.


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Cubs Contiue Pattern by Dick Kolf

The Cubs continue to keep the status quo, being five games under 500 and 5 games back in the Central behind the Cardinals. The Cubs continue to struggle, scoring runs with solid starting pitching. Starlin Castro leads the team in average and stolen bases and has improved in the field at shortstop. Geovany Soto is having a good year, leading the club in homers. And with the summer months upon us, here comes Soto, a warm weather player. Soriano continues to struggle early, only hitting 250 for his average, almost 20 points below his career average of 271. Ryan Dempster continues to struggle and capture that first win. The Bullpen is a surprise, helping to keep the Cubs in the thick of things. Jeff Samardzija is leading the club in wins. Coming into a difficult situation and bringing in the win is the role of the middle relief. The Cubs are still trying to find their form. Only five games back, they still are on the plate for a June run to help their fortune. However, the

need to make a move is upon them. With the need for pitching and hitting, the Cubs need to look now for some good trade opportunities. This year, they are playing their division opponents tough, and that will carry them so far. With inter-league play here, the Cubs need to reposition the conversation to fundamentals that will allow them to play mistake-free baseball.

come calling this weekend, and with the Sox just 2.5 games back of the Tribe, this team continues to stay on the thick of things. Robin Ventura has been a steady hand guiding the South Siders.

The Sox come a calling in the next week, and the Cubs need to play for pride. A week ahead, the Cubs finish up with the Cardinals and Phillies as a tune-up for the cross-town classic.

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Sox Report by W. Kyle Veeder

Dunn continues his streak, leading the Sox with 12 home runs. Meanwhile, Paul Konerko leads the team in average with 331. Jake Peavy heads the pitching staff with 4 wins and 1.89 ERA. With the cross-town classic around the corner, the Sox appear ready to make their move in the American League Central. The Cubs

Look for the big three—Konerko, Dunn, and Peavy—this week to carry the Sox to sweep their north-side rival.

By Tim Flowers

Eastern Conference 2nd Round Action Pacers vs. Heat – Series tied up 1-1, Pacers youth vs Heat talent. The Heat have way too much fire power and will advance in 5 games. Boston vs. 76ers – Fresh off the upset of the Bulls, the 76ers are this year’s Cinderella team. They now face a Celtics team a little long in the tooth, but still capable of great things. Series-tied Celtics will bring the luck of the Irish and will advance to conference finals against Heat. Western Conference Lakers vs. Thunder – On paper, this should be a no brainer, young vs old and the passing of the torch, Durant to inherit from Bryant. The truth, however, is the Lakers have one more run and will overcome the youth to win and advance. Spurs vs. Clippers – Enough said, the Clippers had a great season, but Duncan is ready. This will be a quick sweep, and Duncan and the Spurs will be waiting for the Lakers.

That is the Way it is

As we are now here in mid-May, we are in the midst of a baseball season where both teams work very hard to be mediocre. As a town that has been spoiled the last decade and a half with championships, this brings us to an interesting conversation: Which big city has the most championships overall? 8 (tie). St. Louis – 13 Championships {Taken from US NEWS Article} The Cardinals’ unexpected World Series run last year gave fans in St. Louis plenty to cheer about. Albert Pujols helped the team to its 11th World Series win before bolting for the sunny Anaheim, Calif., weather. Their most impressive run came in the early 1940s, when sluggers Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter led the team to three championships between 1942 and 1946. The Rams, led by quarterback Kurt Warner and running back Marshall Faulk, won the city’s only Super Bowl championship in 1999. The St. Louis Hawks won an NBA championship in 1958 before the team moved to Atlanta in 1968. The Blues have lost in the Stanley Cup Finals three times, without ever winning the trophy. 8 (tie). Oakland / San Francisco – 13 Championships The Oakland Athletics won most of their World Series while still in Philadelphia, but have won four since moving to Oakland, including the 1989 "Battle of the Bay" over the San Francisco Giants, who won their only World Series in San Francisco last season. Quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young led the San Francisco 49ers to five Super Bowls in the 1980s and 1990s. The Oakland Raiders won two Super Bowls before heading to Los Angeles in 1983—they haven't won since moving back to the Bay Area in 1995. The Golden State Warriors have won one NBA Finals title since moving to the Bay Area from Philadelphia.

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This has been a tough year for Chicago sports fans with the collapse of the Bears, Hawks, and Bulls.

8 (tie).Green Bay – 13 Championships With just over 100,000 people, this football-crazed city 112 miles north of Milwaukee is the smallest on the list. The Packers are the NFL's most


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successful team, with 13 championships, although nine came before the Super Bowl was created in 1967. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls, with legendary quarterback Bart Starr leading the team to wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders, respectively. The team is also the NFL's most recent champion, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in February. 7. Pittsburgh – 14 Championships The Steel City has had success in all three sports it plays—the Steelers' six Super Bowl trophies are the most of any team, and the Penguins have won three Stanley Cup trophies, most recently in 2009. The Pirates, who haven't finished above .500 since 1992, enjoyed success during the 1970s and in the early part of the 20th century—they've won five World Series. 6. Philadelphia – 17 Championships Philadelphia has won 17 championships, but Philly fans will insist they are long-suffering. The Eagles' three championships all came pre-Super Bowl, and the Flyers' two Stanley Cups came in 1974 and 1975. The last of the 76ers' three championships came in 1983. The City of brotherly love's saving grace? The Phillies won the latest of their two World Series in 2008. Philadelphia's most successful

team doesn't even play in the city anymore—between 1910 and 1930 the Connie Mack-managed Philadelphia Athletics were the only team to regularly challenge the New York Yankees for American League dominance, winning five World Series between those years. The team moved to Kansas City in 1955 before moving to Oakland in 1968. The Philadelphia Warriors basketball team also won two championships before moving to San Francisco. 4 (tie). Detroit - 22 Championships One of MLB's oldest franchises, the Tigers have won the World Series four times, and the Pistons won back-to-back NBA championships in 1989 and 1990, before winning again in 2004. The Lions won four championships, all pre-Super Bowl. The 11 championships won by the Red Wings, one of the NHL's "Original Six," makes them America's most successful hockey team. Between 1950 and 1955, 23-time All-Star Gordie Howe guided the team to four championships. 4 (tie). Los Angeles22 Championships With 16 championships, the Lakers are basketball's second-most successful team, after the Boston Celtics. But the franchise won five of those championships while playing

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in Minneapolis. Los Angeles has had a history of teams moving to and leaving the city—the Dodgers won one of their six championships while playing in Brooklyn, the Raiders, who spent 13 years in the City of Angels between stints in Oakland, won one Super Bowl in L.A., and the then-Los Angeles Rams won an NFL championship in 1951. The L.A. Galaxy have won two MLS titles, and the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have also won a championship each, both in the past 10 years. 3. Chicago - 27 Championships The Cubs are well-known for not having won a World Series since 1908, when they won the second of their championships, but Chicago as a whole has had plenty of success. Michael Jordan led the Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1990s, the Blackhawks won their fourth Stanley Cup last year, and the White Sox have won three World Series. The Bears won their only Super Bowl behind one of the best defenses of all time in 1985, but their glory years came much earlier—the team won eight championships before the Super Bowl was established. Before eventually landing in Arizona, the Chicago Cardinals football team won a championship game in 1947. In 1925, the Cardinals were embroiled in a championship controversy when the Pottsville Maroons were suspended by the league; the Cardinals became the NFL champions by default. The Chicago Fire have also won an MLS championship. 2. Boston - 34 Championships Legendary coach Red Auerbach led the Celtics to nine NBA championships in 13 seasons between 1957 and 1969, making up more than half of the team's 17 titles. Boston's teams haven't been shabby of late, either—after an 86-year drought, the Red Sox were able to shake off the "Curse of the Bambino" in 2004, winning their sixth title. They added another in 2007. The Patriots won three Super Bowls in four years between 2001 and 2005, the Celtics won the NBA finals in 2008, and the

Bruins won their sixth Stanley Cup in June. The Boston Braves also won a World Series in 1914 before moving to Milwaukee, then Atlanta. 1. New York - 55 Championships With 27 World Series titles, the Yankees are America's most successful franchise thanks to a revolving cast of legends including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter. But New York's other baseball teams have won titles as well. The Mets have two World Series wins, and the Giants and Dodgers won a combined five World Series before moving west. The Knicks have won two NBA finals, and the metropolitan area's three NHL teams—the Devils, Rangers, and Islanders, have won a combined 11 Stanley Cups. The football Giants have won seven NFL championships, including three Super Bowls. Behind quarterback Joe Namath's promise, the Jets won their only championship in 1968. Join this week’s debate on our Facebook Page: who was the greatest dynasty in sports!

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Fortunately many old homes are very well built, in years gone by materials and labor cost were low so these homes have top quality materials and top quality craftsmanship. But in order to make a sound decision about an older home you should have it Inspected by a professional home Inspector with experience dealing with the old home for two reasons, the first is to make sure there are no major flaws in the structure of the home, like major foundation movement or sagging and leaking of the roof decking and framing. The second is to bring in the proper contractors so you can arrive at a realistic estimate for the renovations you are going to have to face. If you have decided on a home be firm in your request for a minimum of 2-3 hours to have a thorough Inspection preformed, the sellers may seem cool to the idea of bringing in a home Inspector but be firm that you want the Inspection. The home owner will want to show off the best features of the home and not mention areas of concern, on the other hand the home Inspectors job to find the issues not easily spotted by the untrained eye. Next week’s article we will begin the step by step process of Inspecting the home, starting at the curb. Ron Bartlett: President Bartlett’s Home Inspection www.bartshi.com rlbartlett@bartshi.com 630-346-7990 Like us on Facebook to receive a chance to win inspection services

Summer Fun by Susan Johnson

Come Join the Fun of Summer Theatre at Yorkville High School! ETC! Arts Camp is offering two exciting theatre experiences for area children. High school aged students can sing, act, and dance their way through Legally Blonde, the Musical

from July 9-29, and incoming 1st8th graders are “Free to Be Me!” from July 9-21. Both camps are

“hands on” fine arts camps providing dance, music, art, and stage experiences—musical theatre at its finest!

Camp for the younger folk is from 9am-11am, M-F with shows July 20 & 21. Cost for this anti-bullying


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