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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Claims in Metra CEO memo turn scrutiny on O’Halloran by Jeff Vorva staff reporter     Should Brad O’Halloran and his Metra board be blown up?     One guy running for governor thinks so.     One of the key players in the recent Madigan-Metra memo mess is O’Halloran.     The Orland Park resident and longtime Orland Park village trustee has been the chairman of Metra’s board since November and has come under heavy criticism for his role in former CEO Alex Clifford’s departure, which gave him a $718,000 severance payout even though Clifford had less than a year left on his contract.     O’Halloran said that the commuter railway board was saving the agency money in light of potential litigation with Clifford. But last week, an eight-page memo that Clifford wrote April

3 to the Metra board was made public. In it, he claimed that one of the reasons he was receiving poor performance evaluations was because House Speaker Michael Madigan wanted Metra employee Patrick Ward to receive a raise.     “When I asked Mr. O’Halloran about the status of discussions to consider renewing my employment contract, he told me he needed to arrange a meeting with Speaker Madigan to assess ‘what damage I’ve done’ to Metra and its future funding by my refusal to accede to Speaker Madigan’s request,” Clifford wrote in the memo.     That has sparked numerous newspaper and television stories in the Chicago, including editorials calling it a scandal and columns in which O’Halloran and his board have taken verbal beatings.     It’s not just the media zeroing

Orland Park village Trustee Brad O’Halloran did not attend Monday night’s Village Board meeting, but was present via speaker phone.

in on the controversy.     State Sen. Kirk Dillard, who announced his Republican bid for governor on Monday, brought it up in a news conference.     “Everyone who has an opportunity to investigate Metra, including the United States attorney’s office, should investigate Metra,” Dillard said. “We need to blow up Metra’s board. We need to completely re-examine the way Metra is governed. The patronage that is going on there is absolutely unacceptable — it could be illegal.”     At home, Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin said he hopes that the public realizes that what goes on at Metra has nothing to do with his community.     “It hasn’t been a distraction yet,” McLaughlin said after Monday’s Village Board meeting. “I certainly hope it doesn’t become a distraction. I really don’t want the village dragged into something that we have no say so over or no control over. We’ll wait and see.     “Right now, Metra has their problems. The only thing I interact with or care about Metra is more service on this line [to Orland Park]. All I can say is that I don’t want to get involved in this and I don’t know the details and I hope Orland Park doesn’t get dragged into it. There should be no reason to drag us into it.”     O’Halloran, who has served on the Village Board for more than 20 years, did not appear at Monday night’s meeting, although he was plugged in via speaker phone, citing work commitments. He has done that in the past as well.     O’Halloran did not return calls seeking comment. He issued a media statement last Friday denying Clifford’s allegations and (See O’Halloran, Page 4)

Photo by Jeff Vorva

Tuesday’s Palos Heights City Council meeting saw some of the aldermen, including Michael McGrogan, Jack Clifford and Jerry McGovern, donning T-shirts promoting today’s Classic Car event, which starts at 5 p.m. on Harlem Avenue.

Heights hires bldg. commish Second in post since Dougherty terminated by Jeff Vorva staff reporter     The city of Palos Heights has hired its second building commissioner in less than a year.     The City Council voted Tuesday 7-1 to appoint Christopher Kransberger as the new commissioner, replacing Bill Hayes, who left for a job in California in May.     Kransberger, a Lombard resident, has worked in Elmhurst’s Community Development Department since 2006 and his latest position was plan examiner.     “He’s a personable guy and has a good background,” Mayor Bob Straz said. “He was a general contractor years before he did this. He’s a people person who knows what we want to do in the building department.”     Alderman Donald Bylut (1st Ward) cast the lone ‘no’ vote because he said the council was presented only one candidate to approve.     “I’ve never met the guy and I’m sure he’s very qualified and I’m

sure he’ll do a great job,” Bylut said. “However, this is the only resume we received. When I was on a school board and we hired a new principal, superintendent or curriculum director we would get [the top] two or three and then that would give the administrator, in this case the mayor, the ability to explain why one candidate stood out.     “I think we were missing a part of the process. It was presented ‘this is the guy,’ and I would hope we would change that a little bit next time. I don’t necessarily want to meet all the candidates or interview all the candidates because it’s not my job. But if I’m going to be doing the approving, I would like to see the runner-up. I want to see what his resume looks like.”     Hayes took over last August for James Dougherty, who was terminated Aug. 17 and arrested Aug. 31 by the Palos Heights Police Department and charged with misdemeanor theft. Hayes was the interim commissioner until Janu-

ary, when the council appointed him full-time commissioner.

Having a little fun

    The past couple of months have featured some tense moments at City Council meetings because of the video gambling controversy. But Tuesday night’s meeting was relaxed.     It was so relaxed that six of the eight aldermen wore T-shirts promoting today’s 10th annual Classic Car Event.     The event starts at 5 p.m. on Harlem Avenue between 122nd and 125th streets.     “Bring your family, enjoy the restaurants in town, listen to music and see all of the classic cars,” Alderman Jeff Key (1st Ward) said. “This is one of the biggest events for the city and it’s really a great thing.”     Also Tuesday, the council voted to change the Roads and Construction and Finance committees meetings from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Orland’s new dog park opens

Pooch-pleasing special events planned Sat.     Orland Park’s new dog park opens this week, with special events on Saturday.     The village of Orland Park and Orland Township jointly developed “The Dogout,” a baseballthemed dog park in Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave.     A ribbon-cutting celebration will be held this Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m.     The three acre park will accommodate dogs of all sizes with separate, fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Other amenities include drinking fountains for dogs as well as their owners, shade structures, seating, and agility equipment in each area.     P.A.W.S. animal shelter will be

on site this Saturday, offering microchipping at the cost of $20 per dog. A special appearance will be made by Chicago White Sox mascot, Southpaw.     Canine-related vendors will be on hand to offer their products and services. Giveaways will be available as well.     Additional parking for attendees is available at the 108th Avenue Metra station parking lot accessible from 108th Avenue, just south of 153rd Street.     “Orland Township is honored to collaborate with the village of Orland Park on this exciting project. The new dog park is intended for all of our pet-loving residents and their pets to utilize and enjoy. By providing our financial assis-

tance, we consider this a positive investment in our community,” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady.     “We have been looking forward to the opening of the dog park and are happy to be able to accommodate the needs of residents that are dog owners,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “It will be a wonderful addition to Centennial Park.”     “Our cherished, four-legged residents will now have a place to call their own, right here in Orland Park,” said Orland Park Trustee Pat Gira, who chairs the Village Board’s Parks, Recreation & Environmental Initiatives Committee.     Membership is necessary in order to utilize the park. Mem-

bership packets will be available at the park on Saturday. Those wishing to become members can also obtain packets Orland Park Recreation Department administrative office (14600 Ravinia Ave.) and the Sportsplex (11351 W. 159th St.)     Membership fees for residents of the Village of Orland Park and Orland Township are $25 annually with a fee of $10 for each additional dog (up to three). Non-resident fees are $80 annually with a fee of $15 for each additional dog. Verification of vaccinations will be required at the time of registration.     For more information, visit the Submitted photo village website at orland-park. Vendors and more will mark the occasion opening Orland Park’s il.us. new dog park this Saturday.

Photos by Jeff Vorva

Orioles fans for a night at Orland Village Board    Whether they are White Sox or Cubs fans, members of the Orland Park Village Board of Trustees were Baltimore Orioles fans Monday night when they honored Orland Park native T.J. McFarland, who is a middle relief pitcher for the O’s this year.    The left-handed Stagg graduate is 1-0 with a 4.13 ERA in 22 appearances including one start and

came back home for the All-Star break. Members of the board and some members of the audience at the board meeting donned Orioles hats and he signed them before leaving.    In the left photo, Trustee Ed Schussler tries on his Orioles cap. At right, McFarland signs the hat for Schussler after going down the line and signing all the board members’ hats.




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The Classic Car Event shifts fun into high gear for community causes by Lynda Schiappa     There’s more to see and do at the 10th annual Classic Car Event in addition to winning a 1969 Cougar convertible or one of four cash prizes.     Check out the cars, and while you’re there visit with representatives from Honor Flight Chicago, Lake Katherine, The Cal-Sag Trail, The Public Art Commission of Palos Heights, and Sons of the American Legion, or support the following organizations selling concession’s: Lions Club (cotton candy), Good Shepherd Church (fresh fruit), VFW (snow cones) and Kiwanis (popcorn).     Proceeds from the Classic Car Event, which is the Palos Heights Beautification Committee’s largest fundraiser, have continuously supported our community. Some of their

recent projects include: donation of canoes and kayaks to Lake Katherine which are available to rent, and monetary donations to other local organizations, such as the Palos Heights Woman’s Club for the Anniversary Garden at Lake Katherine, the Art Garden at 123rd and 72nd Avenue and the city mural at the municipal parking lot on Harlem, as well as the Adopt-A-Pot program which provides beautiful flowers throughout our city. They are also the sole sponsors of the Keep Palos Heights Beautiful Award, the Homeowners Association Grant Program, and many more.     Join today, Thursday, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., for a night of free entertainment for the whole family and to support our community. See you there! Vroooooom!!

For the Public Safety

Door-knock burglaries

Tips to protect your home From Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller     Know the MO, or modus operandi, of distraction and other ruse burglars: a person dressed as a utility or construction worker, a woman with an infant, or someone looking for the “car for sale.”     They start by knocking on the door. When no one answers, their accomplices enter the backyard and begin trying to pry open the sliding glass door.     The suspects are opportunists, so we always want to limit the opportunities that these suspects have to break into the residences.     Safeguard your house when you go on vacation.     Some tips include:     • Turn the ringer on your phone down low or off so people outside the house can’t hear your phone go unanswered.

    • Put your lights, radio, or television on timers so they go on and off periodically during the evening.     • Make sure you have good locks on your windows, and good locks on your door.     • Hide your garbage cans. If yours are empty and your neighbor’s garbage cans are full, burglars will know no one’s been in your house.     • Ask a friend, neighbor, or family member to park their car in your driveway every once in a while so it looks like somebody’s been home.     Also take photos of all your valuables, jewelry, so that it’ll help law enforcement later on identify the property and have it for your insurance.     Tell a trusted neighbor you’re going on vacation, keep your lawns maintained, and don’t put your key under the doormat.

Readers Write Heights aldermen considered the well-being of the community as family friendly place

day in an effort to get my voice heard in regards to the “Affordable Health Care Act” (or as it is also referred to Obama Health Care Reform Bill).     Quite simply, the entire AHCA is catastrophically flawed Dear Editor: and none of its provisions     We thank the Palos Heights should be further implemented. City Council for their vote July     An immediate moratorium 2 to not draw up an ordinance should be called for stopping to bring video gambling to the entire AHCA mandate, bars and restaurants in Palos followed by a thorough assessHeights. ment reviewing the AHCA’s     The council considered the feasibility for implementation well-being of the community and ongoing operational susand its desire to remain famtainability. Upon such review ily friendly. Our young people I believe common sense will will not have poker machines declare that the AHCA is nontempting them at places where functional as currently crafted, they like to go for pizza. and a call to repeal the law Beth Paschall in its entirety will be in order. Palos Heights Then and only then should a new competent health care bill be redrawn for considerRepeal Obama ation, with emphasis placed on health care regime sustainable operating efficiency Dear Editor: as the priority over haphazard     An open letter to Illinois’ haste in getting such a new U.S. Senators: law passed, A new bill with     Dear Senators Durbin and all of the American citizens in Kirk, My name is Sean Mormind — the American people rison; I am an individual, a and business owners alike. family man, a business owner,     The U.S. Constitution created a citizen. I am writing you toby our fore fathers lays out

the rules for the United States Congress, guiding their actions when making and protecting our laws. The United States Constitution was written to protect the individual rights and liberties of all of its citizens from a government who might one day seek to restrict or impose new laws infringing upon its individual citizens’ rights, liberty or pursuit of happiness. Yet the Obama Health Care Reform Bill having been forced upon the American Citizens without a vote — clearly is a bill that is not in the best interest of the American citizens. It offers reckless regard for the consequences to the Individual, Business and the enormous National Debt.     Current indicators are now exposing the Achilles heel of the Affordable Health Care Act and beginning to reveal the severe impact of its inadequacies, of its flawed inoperable infrastructure, coupled with the negative financial burdens it has placed on; Individuals, families and business owners alike who could not possibly afford to provide and pay for the health care costs that is

Classic Car Event keeps running because of volunteers     Have fun at the Classic Car Event tonight.     And remember, while you are going through downtown Palos Heights and aaah-ing and ooohing over some cars that include horns that go aaah-ooooh-ga, try to thank a volunteer.     This will be the 10th year of the event and, while it’s been a success in drawing thousands of people to Harlem Avenue, a source said that it was close to being cancelled last year because of the lack of volunteers.     It’s kind of obvious. More people would rather enjoy a show like this than work it. That’s understandable.     The event starts at 5 p.m. and there will be 300 to 500 cars on display on Harlem Avenue between 122nd and 125th streets. There will be entertainment, food and other

Reporter’s Notebook by Jeff Vorva things to enjoy. It’s one of the biggest events the city and it nearly came to an end because there weren’t enough people to help direct cars and other tasks.     Organizer Bob Starzyk wouldn’t comment on whether the event is in danger of being shut down, but he said that volunteers are always needed and, although it’s too late to volunteer for today’s event, if you are interested in lending your time in 2014, his email is

56buick@att.net.     So, if you at the show today, thank a volunteer … and think about being one yourself.

And the money goes to…     When all the fun from the show is over, the money raised from this thing will make the town look spiffier.     The city’s Beautification Committee benefitted from the cash made in past events has gone for several projects to pretty up Palos Heights.     “First of all, we have the Adopt-a-Pot program,” Starzyk said. “It was originally an Adopt-a-Tree program where people could judge the trees and the pots. After 9-11 we had a memorial and they needed funds to do the landscaping so we finished the landscaping

with funds from the car show.     “We’ve done the Art Garden at 123rd and 72nd Court. We gave them seed money to start that. We gave the woman’s club seed money to start a memorial garden at Lake Katherine. We gave seen money for both of the murals on Harlem Avenue. We have given substantial donations to Lake Katherine for all of the canoes, the kayaks, the trailers, the oars, the lifejackets … everything was a donation from us from the car show. They asked us for half and we gave them all.”     As for future projects?     “There are a lot of things we want to do,” Starzyk said. “We have a little bit of a nest egg right now. But we have not decided which way we are going with it yet.”

    267 — Pages for Orland Park’s Comprehensive Plan update, which will be brought to the village board Aug. 5. More information on the plan will be detailed in next week’s Regional News.

Quote of the Week     “It hasn’t been a distraction yet. I certainly hope it doesn’t become a distraction. I really don’t want the village dragged into something that we have no say so over or no control over. We’ll wait and see.” — Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin on Trustee Brad O’Halloran’s role in a controversy involving Metra. O’Halloran is also chairman of Metra’s board.

Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny     Violent protests and a rising death toll across Egypt this week are tragic reminders that free and fair elections are no guarantee of a free and fair society.     Only one year ago, Mohammad Morsi won Egypt’s first free presidential election — giving him and his supporters an historic opportunity to move Egypt toward a truly democratic society.     Instead, Morsi moved to consolidate power in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization he represents, alienating opposition parties and alarming religious minorities.     Of course, Egypt’s deepening economic crisis helped swell the ranks of protesters calling for an end to the Morsi regime.     But anger over Morsi’s increasingly authoritarian rule had been growing for months until it finally exploded in the streets, providing the military with the opportunity

to remove Morsi from power on July 3.     One on the key lessons of the current crisis in Egypt is one familiar to students of past revolutions:     Democracy without safeguards for individual rights is a recipe for tyranny of the majority.     Lest we forget, opposition to the proposed American Constitution in 1787 was, in large measure, fueled by the absence of a bill of rights guaranteeing fundamental freedoms for every person.     Many Baptists and other minority Christian groups, for example, were fearful that the draft Constitution would not guard against government interference with the practice of their faith.     As religious dissenters from the formerly established church, they worried that without an explicit prohibition of state establishment of religion, a majority faith would one day impose itself on the country through the engine of government (a form of oppression many had experienced

in Europe and some of the colonies).     Only by promising to add a bill of rights — including strong protections for religious freedom — were the Federalists able to win ratification of the Constitution in 1788.     By sharp contrast, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood drafted and pushed through a new Egyptian constitution as though a democratic election had empowered the majority to do whatever the majority desires — with little obligation to hear minority voices or protect minority rights.     From the outset, the Morsi government ensured that the Muslim Brotherhood would dominate the constitutional drafting assembly, ignoring the protests of other parties. So flawed and hasty was the drafting that non-Islamist members of the assembly withdrew from the process, calling into question the legitimacy of the new constitution.     As a result, religious freedom, free speech and other basic rights are either ignored or given lip service in the

Egyptian Constitution ratified earlier this year.     “Islam is the religion of the state,” declares the Constitution, and Islamic law is the “principle source of legislation.” Although certain religions (Jews and Christians) are given limited freedom to practice their faith, other religions are afforded no real protection.     The Muslim Brotherhood may have won the vote. But for democracy to work in the best interests of all citizens, fundamental human rights must be protected from majority rule.     First among those rights is liberty of conscience, the freedom to practice one’s faith in a society where the government is prohibited from taking sides in religion.     A “democracy” where the government — including a popularly elected government — is empowered to violate religious liberty, freedom of expression and other basic rights, is a form of tyranny.     Despite the disturbing failures of the Morsi government to protect human rights, the

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Inside the First Amendment by Charles C. Haynes

being mandated upon them by the AHCA.     Senators Durbin and Kirk we need you our elected officials, to have the courage and to stand up and pronounce the current AHCA law flawed and to call for it to be immediately and permanently thrown out.     I would appreciate consideration for my words and thoughts. And look forward to hearing news that you and your staff have taken steps to stop this act from proceeding any further. Sean Morrison Palos Park

cure for flawed or distorted democracy is more democracy — not a military coup.     Acting in the name of “the people” to deny minority rights and to impose religion is wrong and unjust. But overturning an elected government by military force in the name of “the people” is equally wrong and unjust.     If and when Egypt tries democracy again, the first step must be for all sides to agree on a strong bill of rights that limits the power of government to violate the inalienable rights that are the birthright of every human being.     As Thomas Jefferson famously wrote to James Madison:     “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth… and what no government should refuse.” Charles C. Haynes is director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Web: www. religiousfreedomeducation.org

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Heights police, Woman’s Club get it done

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   The Palos Heights Police Department and the Palos Heights Woman’s Club shared the Community Tent at the Palos Heights Farmers Market Wednesday last week.    Palos Heights police Officer Kevin Apostal distributed free bicycle helmets to children and offered a variety of handouts providing information to enhance children’s and the general public’s safety.

   Members of the Woman’s Club, including former presidents Joan Meyers and Eileen Lunter, sold used jewelry, which had been donated by club members. Proceeds will aid the club’s community giving projects.    The club also promoted its upcoming blood drive to be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Palos Heights Recreation Center.

Orland Fire labor pact could go to arbitration Chief hopes contract talks will avoid that by Jeff Vorva staff reporter     A couple of big dates are looming for the Orland Fire Protection District to potentially reach a collective bargaining agreement with its 100-plus fire personnel force.     Fire Chief Ken Brucki said there is an arbitration date set for July 26. But he is hoping it doesn’t come to that. In his ideal world, the two sides will meet soon and come up with an agreement before the next board meeting on Tuesday. The union — the International Association of Fire Fighters 2754 — has been working off its prior contract since Dec. 31.     “We started in September and we’re still engaged in it and we needed a little more guidance from

the trustees,” Brucki said after a special board of trustees meeting July 9. “Our hope is that we can sit down with the union prior to the next board meeting to come to an agreement. We have shown significant progress in the past few meetings with the union.”     The two sides had a mediation arbitration meeting July 2, when both sides presented their arguments to a mediator, who in turn advised the two factions to sit down and work on some items to avoid the arbitration later this month, Brucki said.     “Any time you get this far in contract talks to where you have to get to an arbitrator — nobody wins in arbitration … nobody,” Brucki said. “The district has made it very, very clear that we do not want to go to arbitration. We feel that we have enough where

we could negotiate at the table.     “We are prepared — very well prepared — to go there but we know we don’t want to go there because we feel like we should be able to reach an agreement. I’m sure the union feels the same way. We’ve had emotional highs and emotional lows. We’re talking about people’s lives and livelihoods and their benefit levels. It’s important to all of us. It’s been thought but in the end we feel we’ve maintained good faith negotiating no matter what the issues are. But it’s been challenging.”     The prior contract was a fouryear deal that featured an acrossthe-board 4 percent raise on Jan. 1, 2009 and 2010 plus a 4.75 increase in 2011 and 2012.     During that contract, firefighting personnel came under some

public relations fire when the Chicago Tribune ran a front-page story in July, 2011 revealing that 79 out of 108 OFPD firefighters made more than $100,000 in salary and overtime. During a board meeting in late July, 2011, union rep Walter Rafacz said there was a national movement to “villianize” workers in his profession for the money they make.     “We do a lot that we don’t get paid for,” he said at the meeting. “Our guys who work with hazardous materials take more risks than the rest of the guys and they don’t get a dime. They volunteer for those positions. All of our specialty teams are volunteers. I think that says a lot about our guys.” Photo by Jeff Vorva     Rafacz also told the board many Orland Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki said he hopes talks Orland firemen put in 56-hour with the union doesn’t get to the arbitration stage, but the district is weeks. prepared to go that route if needed.

Former Orland police Cmdr. Okon will chair new Dist. 135 board panel by Jeff Vorva staff reporter     Even though some of the memories from the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy last December are distant for some members of the general public, it’s still something school officials in the area think about.     Orland District 135 school board President Joe LaMargo announced the forming of a new student safety committee during the July 8 meeting and named board member Greg Okon as the chairman. Okon is a former Orland Park police officer who rose to the ranks of commander.     “That’s a natural fit,” LaMargo said of Okon’s experience. “With these incidents that we’ve had recently such as Sandy Hook that I think we need to have a committee dedi-

cated to school safety.”     Okon is a former school board member who was brought back in May, appointed to replace John Carmody, who resigned. Okon had no committee assignments until this committee was created.     “We’re going to look at where we are at and where we need to be,” Okon said. “We’re always looking to make sure we are up to snuff and up to date on everything. We want to have a committee to keep things rolling.     “I’ve done a few things like this in my career so I should bring something to the table,” he added with a smile.     While Sandy Hook made national headlines because 20 students and six adults were killed by a man who entered the school with a gun and started firing away, the District 135 committee will try to look at potential

safety hazards big and small.     “They will look at everything,” LaMargo said. “They will examine entrances to the schools, safety issues including internet safety and bullying and anything that provide a safer environment for the kids. This will keep us on top of it. We will work with the police department and work with the administrators and see if there are any gaps.”     LaMargo said this is a process that should be ongoing and not just looked at on occasion.     “Greg still has a great relationship with the Orland Park Police Department. That’s one of the reasons we brought him back to the board,” LaMargo said. “People are asking us about the safety at our schools. We have safe schools but you always want to be looking at that.”

Photo by Jeff Vorva

Orland Plaza almost erased    This is all that is left of the old Orland Plaza after a second round of demolition last week — an office building that houses Gee Insurance and the Adventure Travel Center plus the Marquette Bank. Those buildings are scheduled to come down next spring.    The Orland Plaza will be completely wiped out to make room for Main Street Triangle project. Once these buildings are gone, the village will explore bringing in mixed-use commercial, retail and possibly residential developments, Village Manager Paul Grimes said.    Orland Plaza housed beloved businesses such as Randy’s Market and the Orland Bakery and there was controversy before they were torn down in 2012.

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Heights Women move blood drive    The Palos Heights Woman’s Club’s annual blood drive has moved to a new date, now scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th St.    Shown at Palos Heights’ Independence Day Parade promoting the blood drive and new date are Ellen Gaughan, Nancy Clark-Jurek, club President Barb Deckinga and Diane Hoge. Donors will receive a gift certificate for cool treats.    To register to donate, call Courtney Meredith at Heartland Blood Center at 342-9722, or email Nancy Clark-Jurek at ciloveblt@aol.com.

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O’Halloran (Continued from page 1) said he never intervened with Metra’s staff regarding jobs or contracts.     Monday’s audience at Village Hall included a columnist from a daily newspaper who wasn’t exactly there to write about the village’s consent agenda and regular Orland Park beat reporters who had plans on quizzing O’Halloran about the Metra controversy after the meeting.     The story doesn’t look like it will disappear soon. It could get even hotter. Clifford, who has not made any public comments in recent weeks, was scheduled to testify Wednesday at a RePhotos by Jeff Vorva gional Transportation Authority Brad O’Halloran, waving to the crowd during the village’s Fourth of meeting about the contents of July celebration, is in the middle of a controversy as chairman of his memo. Metra’s board.

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Brain scrambler    Orland Park resident Patti Thomas and her daughter, Alexis, 6, ride one of the dizzying rides offered at Palos Hills Friendship Fest last Saturday. The city’s annual summer event was held Thursday through Sunday at the Moraine Valley Triangle, 107th Street and 88th Avenue.

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Fine Art Fair returns to Orland Crossing     Fine art will return to Orland Park this weekend when the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its outdoor Fine Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday at the Orland Park Crossing shopping center.     The fair is co-sponsored by the village of Orland Park and Orland Park Crossing, at 143rd Street and La Grange Road.     The outdoor fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free.     The chamber has more than doubled the number of exhibitors that participated in its inaugural fair. This year’s show excludes crafters and features only mixed media fine art products.     “We are very excited to have more than 50 artists joining us this year,� said Orland Park Chamber Executive Director Keloryn Putnam. “More than half of the artists from last year are returning, which speaks for the success of last year’s fair.�



    This year’s fair will feature food from local restaurants, a make and take tent on Saturday, raffle, caricature artist, local entertainment and a community art project.     “The art fair is a great way for the chamber to promote local shopping,� said Heather Warthen, the chamber’s art fair chair. “It offers great exposure for Orland Park and helps drive local business, not only for the area stores but also for the local artists.�     “The chamber’s Fine Art Fair Committee has done a great job building on the foundation created with last year’s fair. We’re looking forward to presenting an event that will be enjoyed by all ages,� Warthen said.     Art Fair sponsors also include Edwards Realty Company, Darvin Furniture, First American Bank, The Horton Group, Whole Foods Market and PrintSource Plus.     More information about the Orland Park Chamber Art Fair Submitted photo is available by calling the chamber The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Fine Art Fair this Saturday and Sunday at the Orland Park Crossing. The event at 349-2972. is co-sponsored by the village of Orland Park and Orland Park Crossing.

Man whom victim met via Internet charged with theft     Orland Park police arrested Ha Keem M. House, 27, of Calumet City, at 2:40 p.m. June 18 and charged him with theft, police said. House and a woman living in the 14900 block of Lakeview Drive had been communicating via an Internet dating website and hadn’t met before that day, police said. House told the woman his cell phone search engine was not working and asked her to look up and call a business number for him on her phone, police said. The woman dialed the number, handed over the phone and then walked away briefly, but followed House when he walked out of her apartment, toward his car, apparently talking on her iPhone 4 all the while, according to the police report. When the man bolted for his car and attempted to drive away, the woman flagged down a nearby squad car and officer, police said. Police stopped House, and recovered and returned the woman’s cell phone. He was also charged with driving while license suspended. House has a court date of August 1 at the 5th Municipal District Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.     In other Orland Park police news, two men, ages 22 and 23, were cited with reckless conduct at 10:30 a.m.

ORLAND PARK POLICE June 7 after a housekeeper became ill from eating half of a brownie left over from a sleepover the night before, police said. The 57-year-old woman told paramedics who treated her at the home in the 9100 block of Kensington Way that the brownie may have had marijuana in it, according to the police report. The men were initially uncooperative with police and refused to provide them or hospital officials any information about the brownies, but one of them later led police to a trash can where they recovered three Tupperware containers full of the freshly baked desserts, according to the police report. The brownies “smelled very strong of marijuana,� police said. The housekeeper, who refused to press criminal charges against the men, was later released from the hospital and told officers her urine tested positive for cannabis, police said. Both men had a hearing date of July 9 at the Civic Center in Orland Park.     Jose DeJesus-Martinez, 20, Cuahutemoc P. Alcanatara-Perez, 22, and Pablo Perez-Bacilio, 26, all of Orland Park, were each charged with assault and disorderly conduct

at 4:45 a.m. June 16, police said. The three men were arrested following a neighbor’s complaint of loud music and a verbal altercation that occurred in the stairway of an apartment building in the 8600 block of Shagbark Court, police said. DeJesus-Martinez, Alcanatara-Perez and Perez-Bacilio yelled obscenities and threats at neighbors as they tried to push their way past a man on the stairway, according to the police report. Police said they later learned of an outstanding Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department warrant for DeJesus-Martinez on a charge of driving under the influence. The three men had a court date of July 18 in Bridgeview.     Andrew C. Kloubec, 23, of Orland Park, was arrested at 8:06 p.m. June 18 and charged with aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer, police said. Kloubec allegedly entered a restaurant on Orland Square Drive through the back door and refused to cooperate with officers when questioned. He became aggressive and reached into his pocket for what officers thought was a knife, but later learned was a multi-purpose pocket tool, police said. Fearing for their safety, one officer drew his firearm while another wrestled Kloubec to the

PALOS PARK POLICE     In other Palos Park news, police arrested Kelly L. Eigenbauer, 23, of Palos Hills, and charged her with DUI after her vehicle was pulled over at 2:36 a.m. July 4 in the 12700 block of La Grange Road. She has an Aug. 1 court date in Bridgeview scheduled.     Karen T. Dalton, 32, of Morris, was arrested and charged with DUI after her car was pulled over for going too slow in a 40 mph zone at 1:23 a.m. July 1 near the Route 83/Kean Avenue intersection. She has an Aug. 1 court date scheduled.     A 92-year-old resident told po-

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Safety comes first diving in depths of quarry

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Teacher Jason Perch (foreground) helps students William Rybicki and Rebecca Dunterman get ready for their dive at Haigh Quarry in Kankakee (left photo). At right, teacher Dylan Shaughnessy monitors

students Luis Mendez, Selvio DeAngeles and Edgar Gonzalez as they test their equipment before diving at Haigh Quarry.

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knowledge, theory, and safety, both in and out of the water. Aside from learning to SCUBA safely, students gain an experience unlike any other in the Aquatics course.     The advanced course includes skills such as tying a wide variety of knots, search and recovery diving, wreck diving, environmentalist diving, and other specialized dives.     Haigh, known as the ‘Caribbean of the Midwest,’ offers a scenic vista for the dives. The owners

    After listening to teachers Jason Perch and Dylan Shaughnessy repeat the safety protocols they’d already preached for months, it’s easy to understand if they dream in SCUBA terminology.     Their every signal — tone of voice, body language, choice of words — conveyed safety to their second-year students who would earn their advanced PADI (Professional Association of Diving

Instructors) certificates.     Preparation for the open water dives — students must complete two to earn certification — begins the day before. Students meet with Perch and Shaughnessy to check equipment and review safety protocols.     And then on dive day at Haigh Quarry in Kankakee, they do it again.     “We need to make the students’ safety the first priority. We work very hard to make sure our students completely under-

stand every step before, during, and after the dives,” said teacher Jason Perch.     Most students earned a basic PADI certificate, which allows them to dive to 33 feet. Students completing their second year of Aquatics, a physical education elective for more than 10 years in District 218, received an advanced license for dives up to 140 feet.     The basic certification course teaches fundamental SCUBA (an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)

do not allow boats, so the water remains crystal clear. It’s so pristine, in fact, that the Shedd Aquarium has allowed some of its stock of fish to live at Haigh from time to time.     Students who earned certificates this year included Christopher Abrand, John Alberts, Michael Albrecht, Kaitlyn Augle, Daniel Brooks, Joshua Buric, Tristan Busch, Samantha Crouch, Joseph Cullinan, Selvio DeAngeles, Kyle DeRoos, Rebecca Dunterman, Daniel Dusek, Ray-

mond Dusek, Charlie Dziedzic, Madeline Dziedzic, Keenan Elliot, Erik Fields, Anthony Ganzer, Edgar Gonzalez, Alissa James, Emily Killeen, Keanu Klingensmith, Jordan Loman and Erin Lyons.     Also, Alexus Maravillas, Piotr Mazurek, Luis Mendez, Jonathan Miller, John Nagle, Julius Newman, Christian Reyes, Ryan Riley, Jake Rocchino, William Rybicki, Alex Schade, Scott Skulemowski, Jurita Stankute, James Steele, Joseph Walter, Betty Waters and Michael Wilder-Lindsay

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Carnival Days at Park School    Orland School District 135 pupils put some fun into their learning last week during Carnival Days at Park School.    Pupils in pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade practiced their language, social and motor skills at various stations that included bowling, hoola hooping, bubbles and interactive games.    The youngsters are part of the Extended School Year, in which they attend school Monday through Thursday during the summer to continue the strides and progress achieved during the school year.

    Lewis University in Romeoville announces Dean’s List honorees. These following students were among those honored on the Lewis University Dean’s List for spring semester 2013.     Orland Park resident Krystyn Misheck was studying Biology.     Orland Park resident Michelle Dion was studying Psychology.     Palos Park resident John Nickas was studying History.     Orland Park resident Dana Skwarski was studying Psychology.     Orland Park resident Zeferino Martinez was studying History.     Palos Park resident Eric Swanson was studying Air Traffic Control Mgmt-B.S.     Palos Heights resident Matthew Macaluso was studying Physics.     Palos Park resident Edward Bunegar was studying Aviation Maintenance Mgmt.     Palos Heights resident Lauren Prestia was studying Business Administration.     Orland Park resident Nicholas Kaminski was studying Finance.     Orland Park resident Edward Zorich was studying UndecidedBusiness.     Orland Park resident Kristen Fagan was studying Accountancy.     Orland Park resident Gabriella Lamorte was studying

School Notes Little Learners preschool

Marino at 361-1807.

    Three-year-olds and 4-year-olds programs available.     Learning is fun by incorporating music, movement, and exercise, healthy eating, creative expression through art, dance and conversation.     Some groups include: play camp, hands on science and Alphabet Academy.     For more information, call Palos Heights Recreation at 361-1807.

Comedy at Trinity theatre

Power Play after-school program

    Trinity Christian College’s Alumni Theatre will perform “More Fun than Bowling” by Steven Dietz at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 22-24, in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Heights.     Tickets are $8 for students and seniors; $12 for general admission and can be purchased online: at trinityalumnitheater2013.event brite.com.     Director and Trinity alumnus Jake Szafranski describes the play, which is set in a Midwestern town bowling alley, as a “slightly absurd laugh-out-loud comedy.” The story follows Jake Tomlinson as he relives moments of his life with his two dead wives, Lois and Loretta, both of whom died in freak bowling accidents.     The expected run time is about two hours and 15 minutes, and will include a 15-minute intermission.

    Power Play is an after-school program for families with a child in preschool though 5th grade, who need extended care past the regular school hours.     Students receive help with their homework, along with participating in a wide variety of activities including, arts and crafts, games, and other social interaction. Power Play After School Program is held at Chippewa School and is open to all District 128 students from afternoon pre-school to 5th grade. The program runs the entire school Valley Learning Center year Monday through Friday. classes still available     Registration is now open for the 2013-2014 school year. Call Lauren     Moraine Valley Community Col-

lege is still accepting registrations for the third session of its Valley Learning Center summer program for children. The final session starts the week of July 22.     Course offerings include math and reading classes for students in kindergarten through seventh grade, and Geometry and Advanced Algebra classes for older students. The Algebra class covers the basics for those who have not had the subject in school, and the Algebra Refresher is for those who have some prior knowledge of the subject. Math in Architecture teaches children about blueprints. They will draw their own architectural structures.     Budding artists ages 8 and up can enroll in Cartooning or Basic Drawing, or they can write stories and poems in Creative Writing. Military History will appeal to students with an interest in military thinkers and inventions. The Future Leaders Camp incorporates group work to help children become aware of their skills. It also covers how to make a good decision, set goals, handle peer pressure, and resolve conflict.     Children ages 4 and 5 can enroll in Pre-School Spanish, Beginning to learn the language through games, songs and other activities.

Spanish for Fun for students in first and second grades will learn basic vocabulary and become acquainted with the Spanish customs.     Kids in grades one and two can enjoy the Have Fun with Dr. Seuss class, while those in grades three through five can look into the world of the sea in Sea Treasures. Girls ages 7 to 9 can bring along their dolls for American Girl Time. Some other one-week classes include Return of the Dinosaurs, Countries Around the World and Nature and Earth.     The Android App Programming for Teens is an introduction to developing software applications that can be used on Android-powered devices. The app class is for teens ages 13-19 and starts on July 29.     For more information, call 9745735. Register today in person at the Registration Office, located in S125 on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, or by calling (708) 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 708-974-9556). Participants also can register online at morainevalley.edu by selecting “Register for Noncredit Classes.” Go to topic code, scroll down the list to “Youth” and click submit. Classes must be registered under

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Moraine Valley seeking tutors for community adults     Volunteers for Moraine Valley Community College’s Literacy Program are currently being recruited to tutor adults who read, write or compute math at or below a ninthgrade level or who need additional help in learning English.     Tutors commit to teaching basic reading, math, computer, or English skills to an assigned student for two hours each week for one year. Regular meeting days and times are decided by the tutor and the student. The literacy program offers tutoring at local libraries, the main campus in Palos Hills and college extension centers in Blue Island and Tinley Park. Tutors can choose a location close to their work or home.     Volunteers should be high school graduates over the age of 18. Teaching experience is not required. Volunteers must complete 12 hours of mandatory training, which can be completed online at cyberdriveillinois.com or at the college in September.     To volunteer or for more information, call 608-4151.

Marketing.     Palos Heights resident James Bilder was studying Business Administration.     Orland Park resident Scott Fifer was studying Accountancy.     Orland Park resident Joshua Parker was studying Accountancy.     Orland Park resident Michael Budz was studying Marketing.     Palos Heights resident Mark Foytik was studying Marketing.     Orland Park resident Dana Pinkos was studying Elementary Education.     Palos Park resident Hannah Golz was studying Special Education.     Orland Park resident Denise Olson was studying Health Care Leadership.     Orland Park resident Lexi Pacella was studying Nursing (Generic).     Orland Park resident Jessica Brostrom was studying Nursing (Generic).     Palos Heights resident Lillie Byrne was studying Nursing (Generic).     Orland Park resident Katherine Pula was studying NursingBachelor’s to BSN. ***     Justin Szykowny, of Palos Heights, a senior, who made the 2013 Winter/May Term Dean’s List at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He is the son of Daniel and Suzanne Szykowny. ***       Brooke Spencer, of Orland Park, earned high honors on the Aurora University Dean’s List during the spring 2013 semester. ***   North Central College in Naperville celebrated its 148th commencement on June 8.     The following local students received bachelor degrees:     Orland Park: Meghan Baise, James Clendenning, Zachary Codo, Constantina Georgiou, Carli Giglio, Brianna Grady, Jenna Hoffman, Jake Holler, Sarah Janosz, Daniel Steed and Adam Trybula.     Palos Heights: Aubrey Dondlinger.     Palos Park: Marigo Kyriakoulis and Megan Malone. ***     Augustana College in Rock Island announced 883 students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 spring term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.     Local students who have earned this honor are:     Theresa Coverick, of Palos Park, a senior majoring in pyschology and biology.     Quinn Foley, of Orland Park, a freshman majoring in augie ages undecided.     Ondrea Kramer, of Orland Park, a freshman majoring in biology.


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Community Notes Hot Dog Day on Village Green     The village of Palos Park will be celebrating National Hot Dog Day Tuesday, July 23, on the Village Green behind the Recreation Center, from 5 to 7 p.m.     Come and enjoy a picnic atmosphere, musical entertainment by Blue Willie T and Da Midnite Lovers.     Hot off the grill hot dogs with all the fixings will be sold for only 50 cents. Chips and drinks will also be available.     This fun filled family event is sponsored by Standard Bank and The Pooper Scoopers.     Rain location is inside the Rec. Center.

Evening under the stars at Lake Katherine     Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens will host an “Evening Under the Stars” on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.     The event will raise funds for the construction of the festival grounds at the park, which will be an ideal space for festivals, movie nights, concerts, educational programs and other events in the community.

    The evening will include good food, drinks, music and live entertainment. A silent auction will also be held.     Individual tickets are $100 each. Table sponsors are needed for the event, and sponsors will receive 10 event tickets and name recognition on a stamped brick along the pavilion walkway for a donation of $1,500.     Contact Lake Katherine at 361-1873 by July 26 to reserve your place.     Lake Katherine is at 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights.

a couple of surprising pollination secrets. She will bring unusual tomato plants, which will be given away as door prizes. (phgc. blogspot.com)

Orland outdoor free concert

    The village of Orland Park will continue its Summer Entertainment Series this Sunday, July 21, when the Peter OprisHeights Garden ko Pop/Jazz Band performs at Club: Calling all the Orland Park Village Center, tomato lovers 14700 S. Ravinia Ave.     The Palos Heights Garden     The free outdoor show will be meeting will focus on tomatoes held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. People on Monday, July 22, at 6:30 may bring their lawn chairs, p.m. fellowship, 7 p.m. meetblankets and snacks to this free ing, at Lake Katherine Nature outdoor concert. Center in Palos Heights.     If it rains, the show will be     Guest fee to attend is $5. Mem- held inside of the adjacent Orland Submitted photo bership is still open. Park Civic Center.     Speaker Debbie Terrill, Chicago     The village will close its outarea gardening writer, will discuss door concert series on Sunday, the topic: Totally Tomatoes. Sept. 1, when Maggie Speaks     Learn everything about toma- performs at Centennial Park toes from seeds to harvest. Terrill West near 159th Street and will discuss the new grafted to- 108th Avenue from 4 to 6 p.m.    Local artisan Bonnie Duewerth, of “Quit Your Wineing” painted glasses will be the guest of the Palos matoes and heirlooms, and share (403-PARK) Heights Farmers Market July 24. She will be selling beautiful glasses for everyday and all special occasions, including school logo glasses. Stop by the Community Tent and see all she has to offer.    The Palos Heights Library will have another storytime at 10 a.m. Stop by for stories, songs, and a craft. Representatives from the library will also be available to assist in library card registration, and promote upcoming events at the Library. The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be taking place Aug. 2 through Aug. 6.    The Palos Heights Farmers Market and WellbeingMD Center for Life will host the first of two food canning demonstrations on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at WellbeingMD Painting class for adults on Aug. fundraiser; proceeds benefit in- Center for Life, 11950 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program 1. On Saturday, Aug. 17 there dividuals with disabilities served will start at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 40 guests. Call Dina at 448-9450. Free product giveaways courwill be demonstrations of other by Sertoma Centre Inc. tesy of Ball will be available. McCord class offerings from 11    Summer produce is in full bloom! Stop by and pick up berries, peaches, apricots, and early apples. a.m. to 2 p.m. The vegetable selection is growing by the week. Windy Hill Farms carries hormone free, antibiotic Bridge Teen Center free, non-GMO corn fed beef and pork products. Other market offerings include hormone free, freecharity car show range eggs, butter, cheeses, bakery items and organic breads, olive oil and vinegars, pizza products Action Sertoma at Chick-fil-A and pesto, tamales and salsas. There are also annual and perennial plants and yard art and garden Club golf outing     The Bridge Teen Center will supplies, knife sharpening services, Shaklee products, and Pampered Chef products. Stop by the     The Action Sertoma Club will host a charity car show on Richert-Phillips tent for information about their Fall CSA offering. hold its 13th annual golf outing on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 7    Make sure to stop by the City Tent for the weekly recipe from Dr. John Principe MD of WellbeingMD Wednesday, July 17, at Silver Lake p.m. at Chick-fil-A, 15605 S. La Center for Life. While at the City Tent, have your Frequent Shopper Card endorsed. Ten visits to the Country Club in Orland Park. Grange Road in Orland Park. market and you will be entered into a year-end market raffle. In addition, make sure to sign up for the     Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30     Chick-fil-A will be donating a weekly market email update. Beautiful photo note cards featuring Palos Heights farmer’s market and a.m., 9 a.m. shotgun start, best percent of all food sales during the city scenes are available for purchase. Cards are $4 each, or three/$10, with proceeds benefitting the ball format. show to support The Bridge Teen market. Weather permitting; raffle tickets for the tonight’s Classic Car Event will be available for sales.     Cost is $155, includes breakfast, Center. This event will include Tickets sell for $20 each, or six/$100. lunch, refreshments on the course, music, a prize wheel, split-the-pot,    The Palos Heights Farmers Market is held at 12217 S. Harlem Ave. It is open on Wednesdays until Oct. cocktails and steak dinner after and trophies awarded to car own- 9, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine (will close temporarily for lightning). More information about the golf, door prizes, games all day and ers in five different categories. Palos Heights Farmers market can be found at palosheights.org join us on Facebook, or call 361-1800. much more. Men and women golf-     The Bridge Teen Center is a ers are invited to participate. local grassroots nonprofit provid    To register, call or contact ing free afterschool programs for Joe Varanauski at 921-0159 or teens in 7th-12th grade and has joev1936@gmail.com. This is served 1,900 unique students in Action Sertoma Club’s largest 83 different communities.

Artisan at next Heights Farmers Market Canning demonstration coming July 31 at WellBeingMD

Benefits & Fundraisers Bring your own bag to aid McCord     Whole Foods’ One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to their customers to eliminate single-use plastic bags.     At the register, customers who bring their own bags have the option to receive a 10-cent per bag refund as cash back off their receipt or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization.     Whole Foods has chosen McCord Gallery & Cultural Center to be featured at their Orland Park store, 15260 S. La Grange Road, during July, August and September. McCord is asking the community to bring their own shopping bags and to choose to donate to McCord.     Classes at Whole Foods with McCord instructors will include Beth Leahy’s Wine, Cheese, and

Recreation Roundup

Library Notes Italian Riviera

your beach blanket. Play bingo and win summertime prizes. The     Discover the secrets of the Ital- library is at 12330 Forest Glen ian Riviera with travel expert Al Blvd. No registration necessary. Popowitz at the Palos Park Public Library on Tuesday, July 23 at Legos fun 7 p.m.     Learn the easiest way to get     Children ages 4 and up are around and where to find hotels, invited to the Palos Park Public food and the best of the Italian Library on Wednesday July 24, Riviera culture. at 4:30 p.m., to make new Lego     Call the library to register creations with the library’s Legos or visit the library online at and put them on display. palosparklibrary.org. Summer     The library is at 12330 Forreading program participants will est Glen Blvd. Call 448-1530 to earn extra points by attending register. this program.     The library is at 12330 Forest Heights library Glen Blvd. upcoming programs

Beach blanket bingo for kids     Children ages 5 and up are invited to play beach blanket bingo at the Palos Park Public Library on Thursday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.     Wear your bathing suit with

    The Palos Heights Public Library will close at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, due to the Palos Heights Classic Car Event.     • Needle Club — Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others while working on Tuesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. New members always welcome.

Campout at Lake Katherine

Legal clinic at PLOWS

Club Activities

Program for family caregivers

Sons of Italy

    PLOWS will offer a three-week program on caregiver issues on Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14 and 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    The sessions are free and will be held at the PLOWS Council on     PLOWS will host the next Aging offices, led by June Bachan,     The Great American Backyard monthly legal clinic presented caregiver specialist. Campout invites you to spend a by the Center for Disability and     PLOWS is at 7808 College Drive,     • Thursdays at the Movies on night under the stars with fam- Elder Law (CDEL). 5th floor, in Palos Heights. July 25 will show the film “Hyde ily and friends, and the Palos     Low-income senior citizens may     Week 1 is on legal and financial Park on Hudson.” There will be Heights Parks and Recreation receive free assistance with a va- issues. three showings: 10 a.m., (with Department Friday, July 26, at riety of legal matters including     Week 2: Caring for a loved one subtitles), 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., through Saturday, July powers of attorney, wills, land- with dementia or Alzheimer’s     Program registration is always 27, at 9 a.m. at Lake Katherine lord/tenant issues, collections and disease. appreciated. Register online at Nature Center. consumer fraud.     Week 3: Caring for the carepalosheightslibrary.org, by phone     Register at the Rec. Center,     Appointments are necessary giver. at 448-1473, or in person. All pro- 6601 W. 127th St., or call 361- and may be made by contacting     To register for this three-week grams are free and open to the 1807. CDEL at (312) 376-1880, Ext. program, call 361-0219. public. 22.

Learn iPad and iPhone basics     The Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., offers a fun and interactive program on iPhone/iPad basics with tech specialist Jack Waddick on Tuesday, July 23 at, 7 p.m.     This program will include live demos and plenty of time for your questions.     Program registration is always appreciated. Register online at palosheightslibrary.org, call 4481473, or in person. All programs are free and open to the public.

    The Sons of Italy will meet Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at the Eiche Turner Hall, 16767 S. 80th Ave. in Tinley Park.     Beef sandwiches and dessert will cost $4. Marie Ryan, the Orland Township, will discuss township programs.     All persons interested in Italian culture are welcome to attend.

Troupe brings ‘Broadway in Orland’     The Orland Park Theatre Troupe is bringing live musical dinner theater back to the south suburbs with its “Broadway in Orland” performances planned for the Orland Chateau in Orland Park.     “Longtime area residents will remember the Candlelight Din-

ner Playhouse in Summit, where you’d enjoy a meal and a live performance,” said Orland Park Theatre Troupe Director Frann Carnivele. “This is the same concept. Attendees enjoy a great meal at the Orland Chateau followed by our cast performing some of

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the best songs from Broadway,” she added.     The $40 per person ticket cost includes a full dinner with dessert and complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drink, with a cash bar available. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m, followed by the show

at 2:30 p.m.     Tickets may be purchased at Orland Park’s Recreation Administration Building, 14600 S. Ravinia Ave., for the Sunday, July 21 and July 28 afternoon dinner and performances.     Carnivele is the show’s producer/director with Kathy Janik serving as assistant director and both perform in the show. Dr. Michael Barr is the musical director. The show’s choreography team includes Carnivele, Janik, Brenda Bass, Ashley Miletich, Bryan Reiss and Amanda Stechly.     Orland Park residents performing include Tricia Domico, Alex Earhart, Mary Eisenbraun, Hannah Kane, Dan McMillan, Briana Niven, Catherine Oliszewicz, Bryan Reiss, Cassie Shanklin and Jessica Winston.     Songs from a number of Broadway hits are included in the repertoire, including “West Side Story,” “Evita,” “Annie,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Chicago,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “A Chorus Line” and more. Submitted photo     For more information, call OrPerformers from across the region will perform in the Orland Theatre Troupe’s musical dinner the- land Park Recreation Department ater. at 403-7275.

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40 Years Ago This Week    A little relaxation: These Palos Heights ladies joined the park and recreation ladies’ relaxation program.    Some of the ladies enjoying the programs first trip to the Schlitz brewery in Milwaukee on June 29 were Honey Hogan (first row), Gert Manning, Mae Johnson, Barb Jakich, Rosemary Ayers, Jo Lombardo; (second row) Helen Bartusiak, Toni Metz, Micky Beveridge, Julia Blattner, Barb Graziano, Rose Pizzolato; (back row) Dot Lyzenga, Carol DeJong and Jean Phillips.

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   Second firehouse ironing out final specs: No date is set for when Palos Heights’ second firehouse will be operational, said Bernie Kay, president of the Board of Trustees of the Palos Heights Fire Protection District. After 10 months of work, construction on the $1 million project is nearing its conclusion. Ground for the firehouse, located on Ridgeland Avenue just south of Shepard High School, was broken in September 2002.

   Officials back Bridgeview’s goal of wooing the Chicago Fire soccer franchise: Bridgeview officials painted the parking lot of the Bridgeview Court shopping center at Harlem Avenue and 77th Street to resemble a soccer field where the proposed site for the Chicago Fire’s new stadium lies. Five municipalities are vying for the chance to build the Fire a stadium, including Hoffman Estates, Elgin and Chicago.

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What do you like to do when the weather is oppressively hot? (Asked at the Palos Heights Public Library)

Mary Ceebin, Palos Heights     “I like to enjoy it.”

Rachel and Rose Reddy, Palos Heights     “We like to go to the Palos Pool and swim around.”

Rita and Alexandra Schuble, Palos Heights     “When it’s really hot out, we like to go to the library for story hour and play with the puzzles and the other activities with Miss Debbie.”

Clara VanHowe, Palos Heights Maddie Palcow, Palos Heights     “I like to stay inside with the     “I like to go to the pool.” air conditioning and hope that it doesn’t break down.”


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Pick of the Litter By John R. Fleming, DVM Dear Readers:     Saturday sure was a hot one.     I was off duty and had plans to paint the deck early in the morning. One of my vet school classmates, speaking at the national AVMA convention next week, is staying with us, and I really wanted to get the old deck painted and had intended to do it in the cool of the morning.     At 7 a.m., one of our vets called the house to say she was sick. I finished my coffee, looked at my paint cans, and went on in to work. Thus, I found myself in the heat of the day late Saturday afternoon on my sore knees painting the deck. I was about half-way through with the painting when my son-in-law brought our 7-year-old grandson over to swim. Caleb came over to me by the deck and said, “Hi Bubba, Nonnie (my wife Connie) is going to like that color … and if she doesn’t you can start all over again.” He’s only 7. Smart boy. Dear Dr. Fleming:     I have a 6-year-old Labrador retriever who runs a lot with me. For the past two months he has been coming up lame on his left front leg. My vet did some X-rays and thinks it may be a soft tissue injury. She mentioned his biceps

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Meet Andy, Rita and Sadie from Oak Lawn. I have had the honor of being Rita’s veterinarian for 28 years. tendon. Do dogs really injure this tendon? Frank, Palos Heights Dear Frank:     Although not commonly diagnosed, biceps tendon injury does occur in dogs. The condition is called bicipital tendinopathy (BT)

strained and torn in microscopic amounts, which leads to inflammation and pain. With time, osteoarthritis occurs and further increases pain and loss of mobility in the shoulder.     We see varying degrees of lameness and the lameness usually worsens with vigorous activity. Manipulation of the shoulder may reveal loss of mobility and pain. Injections of steroids into or around the tendon may resolve the lameness, but strict rest for a minimum of four to six weeks is critical to allow the tendon time to fully heal. Anti-inflammatories other than steroids can also be tried, as can low level light laser therapy.     About 40 percent of dogs end up needing surgery. Surgical therapy involves releasing (cutting) the tendon so that it is not constantly irritated as the leg is used. Release of the tendon can often be done arthroscopically, ideally by a veterinary orthopedic surgeon. Whether success is obtained by medical or surgical treatment, the prognosis for return to full activity is good.

and is usually seen in middle-aged, large- and giant-breed dogs. The biceps tendon attached the biceps muscle to the scapula (shoulder blade). Most cases of BT result from chronic, repetitive injury, such as seen in baseball pitchers     I believe in the incomprehensior tennis players. The tendon is bility of God. — Anonymous

Smith Village will unleash annual Dog Days of Summer pet parade July 31 deadline for entries     Smith Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Chicago’s South Side Beverly neighborhood, is calling for its residents, neighbors, volunteers and staff to enter their dogs, cats and other well-behaved pets in its annual Dog Days of Summer pet parade competition.     It will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, on the community’s Village Green, which is entered from 2320 W. 113th Place.     On the day of the competition, pets can wear costumes, perform tricks or simply strut their stuff for residents and a panel of judges. “The power of pets to warm people’s spirits is undeniable,” says Smith Village life enrichment director Emily Eisinas, who is planning this year’s event. “We encourage Smith Village independent living residents to bring their pets with them when they move here. And through our pet therapy program, we welcome four-legged visitors to spend time with residents in all settings. For this neighborhood event we’re bringing together pets, children, grandchildren and our friends from the neighborhood for a morning of family fun.”     While judges have no set crite-

ria, they collaborate to select the top three pets, who receive special gift baskets, as well as some local notoriety. All other pets will receive “doggy bags” just for participating. Dog biscuits and water bowls will be provided for canines. Refreshments for people will include cool beverages, pet-themed treats and cookies shaped like dog bones and house cats.     The Smith Village pet parade tradition started in 2007. After skipping 2009, the competition returned due to popular demand. In addition to dogs and cats, snakes, birds and guinea pigs have participated in previous events.

July 31 deadline for entries     For Smith Village’s Dog Days of Summer pet parade competition at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 2320 W. 113th Place, pet owners will have the opportunity to brag about what makes their pet so special on entry forms to be reviewed by judges and the pet parade emcee. Forms are available at both Smith Village reception desks on 112th and 113th places and must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31.     There’s no cost to enter or attend. All pets must be kept on a leash or in appropriate containers. For more information, call (773) 474-7300.

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Dog of The Week    Karma is on the top. She is a female Boxer and is 6 yrs. old. Cassius is on the bottom and she will be 2 in August and she is also a female Boxer. They love to be near each other whenever possible. Love to go on walks in the morning before it gets too hot. Sometimes Cassius just finds a shade spot and plops down for a little rest. Karma will keep going. They are truly a joy and love their high energy.    Karma & Cassius are the 3rd Dog(s) of the Week in July and qualify to be in our “Dog of the Month” Contest. Voting for July will begin August 1st IN-STORE ONLY. Receive 1 (one) Vote for Every Item Purchased through August 25th. The Dog with the most votes WINS $100 Gift Certificate to their favorite store, Best Bites! Are you our loyal customer? Ask us how your Dog can be a Winner.    Best Bites is located at 13034 S. LaGrange Road in Palos Park. 708-448-1515. Visit us online at www.joysbestfriends.com. Follow US on Facebook.com/JoysBestFriendsBestBites.

Palos Community Hospital laboratory earns multiple national accreditations

    Palos Community Hospital’s laboratory has received continued accreditation from both the American Association of Blood Banks and the College of American Pathologists.     “Both inspection teams were incredibly impressed with our new work areas and the quality of our laboratory services,” says Glenn Janicki, assistant vice president of Professional Services. “We have an admirable history of successful inspections dating back many years. We can now add another to this rich tradition, which can only be attributed to the character, compassion, and dedication of our employees.”     During the unannounced onsite accreditation visits, which were conducted in late April, inspectors assessed the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility.     Palos is one of more than 7,000 laboratories accredited by CAP, an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care, and is certified for the next two Submitted photo years. The CAP inspection teams The annual Pet Parade has long been a favorite with Smith Village also examine the lab’s records residents, who showcase their own family pets as well as welcome and quality control for all proothers from the surrounding community. Enjoying her lovable cat, cedures for the last two years. Bandit, is Smith Village resident Lois Murray (left) with her daughter The CAP laboratory accreditaKathy Murray. tion program is recognized by

Pain is not the enemy, it’s a signal Submitted by Dr. Linda Ehlers     “Pain is not the enemy. It is a signal that there is something wrong in the body.” When talking about being a Chiropractic Physician in Illinois with Dr. Linda Ehlers, Hickory Hills, you get the impression that she’d rather teach you about being healthy and out of pain than just about anything else.     “We are really lucky to have so many options to treat pain, especially chronic pain”, she said.     The use of over-the-counter medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen (e.g., Advil, Motrin, Midol) or acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) is well known to help relieve pain. But, when these OTCs are overused or abused then can cause serious medical issues. There are serious gastrointestinal side-effects from aspirin; the second biggest cause of kidney failure is overuse of ibuprofen; and acetaminophen can cause liver failure.     One average adult aspirin will cause about 1 teaspoon of blood to bleed out in the gastrointestinal tract. There are about 800 deaths per year from aspirin.     The NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen also causes GI bleeding. One in five consumers using 1,600 mg per day will have marked blood loss and GI problems. That rises to one out of every four when one uses 2,400 mg per day. [http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ ibuprofen-side-effects.html]     Acetaminophen, on the other hand, can cause severe liver damage if an adult takes more than 12 tablets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount, or a child takes more than 5 doses

in 24 hours. [http://www.drugs. com/pro/acetaminophen-tablet. html]     Natural health care doctors, while often advising patients to use these OTCs for the shortterm, have an ever growing arsenal of non-addictive, safe pain relievers. Dr. Ehlers talked about some of them. They include:     *Acupuncture. She started studying acupuncture in 1981, not long after President Nixon returned after opening the doors to more cultural exchange between our country and China. She was drawn to it because of its reputation for relieving pain. Because the treatment itself is pain-free it’s hard to believe that it works. But it does and it does so very well. The use of acupuncture is now commonly accepted and many cancer treatment facilities use it, especially on their breast cancer patients. The Sloan-Kettering Institute in Mass. was the first to implement acupuncture for the pain from cancer.     *Cold lasers. These light tools, right out of a Star-Wars movie, penetrate deep through the skin into the muscles. When this happens the light stimulates the tiny energy organs in the muscle cells, called mitochondria. This helps these organs produce more energy for the cell. That gives it a ‘second wind’ to get back to being healthy and pain free. Lasers also promote healing. The lasers most commonly used in the treatments are red. But there are other colors in the laser field. The newest research is suggesting that blue lasers can kill MRSA, the ‘flesh-eating bacteria’. Green lasers are also being researched.     *Dural Sheath therapy. The dural sheath is the outer layer

of tissue that surrounds the brain. Its job is to hold in place the cerebro-spinal fluid. There is about 8 ounces of this fluid and it is spread out over the whole of the brain and spinal cord. When the dural sheath gets even the slightest distortion in it this inhibits the smooth flow of fluid over the adjacent area. Emerging science indicates that these ‘folds’ can cause neurological problems, including everything from migraines to foggy thinking to chronic pain syndromes.     *Esterified Fatty Acid Complex. This compound is not to be confused with Essential Fatty Acids. The essential fatty acids, Omega-3, -6, and -9 oils have excellent health benefits. The omega oils are well known for their beneficial effects on the body, especially for memory and the health of cell walls. The esterified fatty acid complex has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, particularly on the tissues in and around joints. The esterified fatty acid complex and the Omega oils have a complementary effect on the body and can be taken together without harm.     *Neurological based therapy. The brain has sensors placed all over the body to tell it what is going on with its contact with the world around it. These sensors are called receptors and they carry messages about the environment up to the brain for interpretation and decision making. The brain needs to know what is going on all the time. Some estimates are that the brain receives and makes decisions about over 100,000 signals a second from the sphere around us.     What many people do not know is that the receptors for

pain (called small diameter afferents) are always firing a signal up to the brain. So why don’t we feel pain all the time?     Because of another set of sensors, the large diameter receptors, or LDAs.     These sensors carry information about how we are interacting physically in our environment; things like touch, pressure and vibration on the skin. Their signals are sent up the back of the spinal cord to the brain at an astounding 270 mph! Think about how long it would take a stock car in a race to travel five or six feet moving at 270 mph. Pretty quick.     The brain knows that information about the environment is more important than pain. It covers these LDA nerves in a special sheath, called the myelin sheath. It protects and insulates the LDAs. The small diameter pain nerves do not have this protection or power to send messages as fast.     With the environmental sensors a priority, the pain receptors simply cannot get their message into the brain’s awareness. This is true as long as the LDAs are healthy and firing at a normal level.     When someone has diabetes, an autoimmune condition, anemia, gut problems, or an infection this causes a breakdown of the myelin sheath. We now know that this is an underlying reason why many people have pain, especially chronic pain. This most often happens in the arms and feet and is called a neuropathy.     *PRNT. PRNT, or Peripheral Nerve Rehabilitation Therapy, is the newest discovery to be added to the treatment arsenal of holistic physicians. This computer controlled approach is

the federal government as being equal-to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection programs.     “Patients and their families should be very comfortable with the level of laboratory service that they are receiving at Palos Community Hospital,” says Dr. Antoinette Sperelakis, medical director of the laboratory and chairman of the Pathology Department. “That level of service, along with Mayo Medical Laboratories providing us with reference laboratory service, ensures that our patients are receiving the highest standard of laboratory care.”     The accreditation from the AABB is for Transfusion Services and is only awarded to facilities committed to the highest standards in patient care. The AABB strives to improve the safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood, blood products and cellular therapy products.     Annually, the laboratory at Palos performs about 1.1 million clinical laboratory tests and processes about 18,000 surgical and cytology cases. It is staffed by four board-certified pathologists and about 140 employees providing services at three sites.

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based on the normal hertz (HZ) signal of our nerves. These units work electronically to retrain the nerves that have degraded function to return to a normal HZ signal level.     “In this era of health care our ability to help these injured nerves heal is better than it has ever been”, says Dr. Ehlers. Of course, the difficulty for physicians is to untangle this complex set of causes and find the treatment path to a healthy and pain free life for their patients.     “As challenging as this is”, she said, “The joy of practice is seeing your patients get out of pain and get their lives back.”

    If you are a caregiver or family member of a senior living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia a free support group is being held at which people can share their concerns at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood.     Smith Village, at 2320 W. 113th Place, in Chicago will hold a Q&A session for its regular monthly meeting.     Topics likely to come up are: How do you communicate with your loved one? How do you know what to do if they start “sundowning?” How can I have a successful visit with my mom? What do I look for or how do I know if they are in pain?     Before the meeting ends, light refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, call (773) 474-7300 or email to familyandfriends@ smithvillage.org.

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Death Notices John W. Bandusky

    John Walter Bandusky, 58, of Palos Heights, died July 3 in Wisconsin. Visitation was held at Van Henkelum Funeral Home in Palos Heights on July 10. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Palos Heights on July 10. Interment was at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Orland Park.     Mr. Bandusky is predeceased by his father, Raymond S.; and mother, Ellen Bandusky.     Dearest brother of Raymond L. of Providence, Rhode Island. Fond nephew of Eleanor Bryska and dear Patricia and Fred Muller, Raymond and Sandee Bryska, Catherine and Bradley Jongsma, Nicholas and Diane Muller and little Rylee.     He was a miniature cannon enthusiast and member of Sea Cost Artillery of the Grey Beard Outdoors.

    Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife Joan C., née Boyle, and his children Patty (Michael) Killackey, David M. (Michelle) Kelly, Peggy (Greg) Wilson, Michael (Beth) Kelly, Kathy (Jeff) Rosinia, Susan Cholewinski, Kim (David Zohrer) Witczak and Kristen (Jeff) Camp.     Mr. Kelly was born in Chicago. He was the founder of Kelly Plastering Company and Kelly Investments.     Arrangements were entrusted to Thornridge Funeral Home, Orland Park.

cago. He worked in real estate management. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Heart Assn., Midwest Affiliate, Memorial & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago.

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    Joan Arlene Yerkes (née Dombrowski), 80, of Palos Park, died July 12 at home. Beloved wife of David Sr. Devoted mother of David Jr. (Kathleen), Dr. Kenneth (Dr. Mary), Jean (Michael) Lowery, Peggy (Wayne) Anderson, BernaRaymond G. Milnes Sr. dette (Phillip) Pajak, Peter (Mari    Raymond G. Milnes anne) and Christopher (Becky). Sr., 85, of Palos Loving grandmother of 24 and Heights, died July 14 great-grandmother of Annie. Dear at Palos Community sister of Virginia (Leo) LeCompte Hospital. and Joseph Dombrowski Jr. Fond     Devoted father of Raymond sister-in-law of Virginia White. Jr. (Cheryl) and Scott (Lynda).     Visitation was held Sunday at Loving grandfather of eight and the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home great-grandfather of five. in Palos Hills. Funeral visitation David F. Kelly     Many years of volunteer service was held Monday until time of     David F. Kelly, 82, of Orland with Palos Community Hospital. Mass at Our Lady of the Woods Park, died July 14, at Silver Cross Visitation was held Wednesday at Church. Interment was at Holy Hospital in New Lenox. the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home Sepulchre Cemetery.     Visitation was held at Thorn- in Palos Hills.     Mrs. Yerkes was born in Chiridge Funeral Home in Orland     Funeral today at 9 a.m. from cago. She was a homemaker. Park on July 17. A funeral Mass the funeral home to Sacred Heart     In lieu of flowers, please make was offered at St. Mary Church Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Inter- donations to Sisters of St. Casiin Mokena on July 18. Interment ment will be at Holy Sepulchre mir Retirement Fund, 2701 W. was at Good Shepherd Cemetery Cemetery. Marquette Road, Chicago, IL in Orland Park.     Mr. Milnes was born in Chi- 60629. Submitted photo

Marquette Bank employees Brian Grote (left) and Bill Hinsberger help prepare an American inspired BBQ for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital. quette Bank’s favorite charity events and the volunteer slots fill up quickly,” Christie Cox, Director of Marquette’s Neighborhood Commitment, said. “We are proud to have such dedicated employees who are willing to offer their time to help families going through difficult times.”     Marquette Bank’s volunteer effort at the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital is part of the bank’s Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need — shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about Marquette Bank

and its Neighborhood Commitment, visit emarquettebank. com/neighborhood or call (1-888) 254-9500.     The Ronald McDonald House is located at the corner of 93rd Street and Kostner Avenue in Oak Lawn. It first opened its doors on Dec.15, 2008 as the fourth location in the Chicagoland area. The staff and volunteers of this 16 bedroom house are proud to have served over 850 meals to more than 600 families.     For more information about the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, call 423-5285, or visit rmhccni.org.

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    Nursery care for newborn through 24 months 8:15 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. every Sun    A Sunday morning outdoor fam- day. ily service will be held on July     Children’s ministry during wor21, at 10 a.m., at The Center ship — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wee at 12700 Southwest Highway in Church throughout worship for Palos Park.     Led by the Rev. Chris Hopkins, the service is for families with children of any ages. Weather per(Puzzle on page 8) mitting, the service will be held out of doors near the main lodge A T A L L A B B A on the west side of Southwest S L E D N O L I E L A O S T I L E Highway. (361-3650) A F A M I L Y N I C K N A M E

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Simple Gifts Worth Twp. school supplies drive for needy     Worth Township’s Apple Tree Program is collecting donations of school supplies for township families experiencing financial difficulties.     The greatest need for children is the beginning of each school year. Apple Tree is made possible by donations of local residents, businesses, church groups, schools and civic groups. The Youth Commission accepts school supplies and monetary donations all year.     Visit the Worth Township website at worthtownship.com to find a list of the various supplies needed. Submitted photo     Donations can be dropped off at Employees from Marquette Bank volunteered to prepare, cook and serve meals to families staying at the township offices, at 11601 S. the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital as part of the “Meals from the Pulaski Road in Alsip. (371-2900, Heart” program. Ext. 45)

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Back to calm, quiet and dull (From July 18, 1985)     Why is it suddenly so quiet in this house? What is the reason for this unwanted sense of suspended animation?     It is because our son and his family, plus one, have gone home, and once again we are a household of old folks.     Our son, Charles, his wife, Gerri, and their daughter, Amy, spent four fun-packed days with us. Amy brought along her friend Anne, a sweet, delightfully wellmannered child.     The two little girls had a great time together. They rode our neighbor’s pony, played on the play equipment in our town park, caught oodles of little fish from our lake, played in the sand beside the lake, had fun with the four huge dolls they had brought along, and talked and giggled late into each night.     We have a triangular pegpuzzle, the object of which is to eliminate the pegs down to one by jumping them. I have successfully worked the puzzle only once in my life, so I felt safe in offering each of the girls, ages 6 and 9, a dollar if they

worked the puzzle. Silly me! It cost me two dollars. Not only did they work the puzzle, they remembered how they did it, so they could work it again and again.     One day Gerri took the two girls to Benson’s horse farm, where they rented two horses and a pony and went for a long ride. While they were gone, it poured rain and I imagined them being soaked. Fortunately, they arrived back at the barn just before the rain started.     The weather wasn’t the greatest while they were here. It rained the day they came and the day they left. In between it was mostly sunny, but only in the 60s, which was not warm enough to encourage swimming.     One day they all went to Bayfield and took the car on the ferryboat over to Madeline Island. Amy, who has always been afraid to go on the ferry before, thought it was great fun this year. Maybe she was influenced by Anne, who considered it a great adventure.     On another day, Gerri went alone on her annual pilgrimage to Bayfield to visit the Pot

Shop (ceramics) and the Helping Hand (craft) Shop. Also to Karlin’s Gallery in Washburn, which specializes in ceramics and art work.     Another stop was at the bakery in Washburn, where she purchased some bagels. And finally, at the grocery store, she bought six quarts of yummy Bayfield strawberries, which we are still enjoying.     Charles took a float trip on the St. Croix river one day. He caught no fish, but it was a beautiful day and the scenery was gorgeous, so he was satisfied. He did, however, catch two big bass out of our lake, which were good eating.     Fireworks are legal up here, so Charles bought a sizable supply in Superior, and we had a fireworks display every night, which we adults enjoyed almost as much as the children did.     We still have houseguests. My sister, Geneva Kerlin, and our cousin, Carole Wilson, are here from Texas and Oklahoma, respectively. But without the children, things are again calm and quiet, and maybe a little dull.

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of a market rally. The best investors stay invested, through â&#x20AC;&#x153;upâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;downâ&#x20AC;? markets, following a long-term strategy and keeping their focus on their goals. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;˘ Flexibility â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Not surprisingly, most Major League Baseball players are big, strong men. However, in recent years, many ballplayers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like other professional athletes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have discovered that various types of training, including yoga, can greatly increase their flexibility, allowing them to reduce injuries and play more effectively. As an investor, you, too, need flexibility in the sense of being able to adjust your portfolio, as needed, in response to changes in your life or in your goals. As part of this flexibility, you need, among other things, enough liquidity in your accounts to take advantage of new investment opportunities as they arise. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; In all likelihood, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be swinging a bat or throwing a ball in front of a national audience â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but by following the above suggestions, you may be able to become an â&#x20AC;&#x153;allstar investor.â&#x20AC;? Jim Van Howe is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, in Palos Heights. His office is at 7001 W. 127th St. He can be reached at 361-3400. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Owner says 94 West not closing despite reported setbacks elsewhere by Jeff Vorva staff writer â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Bryan Sord is having some problems with some of his other businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; But he wants to get the word out that his Orland Park restaurant, 94 West Steak and Seafood Restaurant, is doing well. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Sord is celebrating his 10th year at the 15410 S. 94th Ave. location and said that news reports about his other businesses are hurting perception about 94 West. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are asking me if I am closing my restaurants and the answer is no,â&#x20AC;? Sord said in a release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not closing. I expect 94 West to do even better during the next 10 years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; News outlets cited Will County court documents that Sord is involved in a $1.75 million foreclosure lawsuit with Marquette Bank and that some of his restaurants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the Charley Horse restaurants in New Lenox and Tinley Park â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have closed within the last year. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; On June 10, Sord and Sunnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Wash Inc. lost a $915,900 jury judgment to Oak Lawn Minute Wash Inc. in the Appellate Court of Illinois First Judicial District, according to court documents. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin went to bat for Sord during a board meeting July 1. The mayor said he rarely speaks out for a business, but made an exception in this case. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been some mixup about his 94 West restaurant and his restaurant in Tinley Park [the Charley Horse] having problems,â&#x20AC;? McLaughlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some pictures in the press apparently of 94 West. He said he lost

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Coach talks teamwork for success â&#x20AC;&#x201A;â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Marquette Bank recently hosted Mt. Carmel head football coach Frank Lenti at a business after-hours networking event at the bank branch at 99th and Western Avenue in Beverly. â&#x20AC;&#x201A;â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Coach Lenti spoke before a group of more than 30 local business leaders and alumni from Mt. Carmel High School. â&#x20AC;&#x201A;â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Lenti graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1969 and received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University and a graduate degree from Chicago State University. He was named Mt. Carmelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th head football coach in April of 1984 and has compiled a state record of 326 wins and only 59 losses. Throughout his 29-year career, he has led the Caravan to 10 state championships, 15 state title game appearances and has qualified for 27 straight state tournaments. â&#x20AC;&#x201A;â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Lentiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message to attendees addressed issues of teamwork and ethics as well as guidance on how to achieve success and happiness in life. On the topics of teamwork and ethics, he suggested that winning more often than not is the result of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;we thing,â&#x20AC;? not a â&#x20AC;&#x153;me thing,â&#x20AC;? and to â&#x20AC;&#x153;always do the right thing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A;â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The business after-hours networking event also featured two representatives from Marquette Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beverly branch, including: Tom Grogan, Branch Manager, and Martin Chavez, Marquette Wealth Management Senior Financial Advisor. The event was sponsored by Marquette Wealth Management and Mt. Carmel High School. Marquette Bank has worked with Mt. Carmel High School in the past to sponsor other events for local business leaders and school alumni. Marquette Wealth Management works to develop retirement and financial plans for local individuals and small business owners through free financial reviews. â&#x20AC;&#x201A;â&#x20AC;&#x201A; For more about Marquette Bank or Marquette Wealth Management, visit emarquettebank.com or call (888) 254-9500.

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Be cautious to avoid scams â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; July is a popular month for driving vacations and other road trips. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Unfortunately, driving can sometimes mean breakdowns or accidents, which can lead to towing. If these problems occur and your car needs to be towed, the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois Photo by Jeff Vorva (BBB) recommends being cautious Bryan Sord (right) serves food from 94 West at a recent Bridge Teen to avoid tow truck scams. Center fundraising event. Sord said that his Orland Park restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; When you are in trouble, it is not closing, despite media reports about the troubles of his other might be a relief to see a tow businesses. truck coming behind you, offering help. However, dishonest towing some bookings and business with and stories about the restaurant operators, aka bandit tow trucks, people thinking he is out of busi- 94 West. prey on drivers who need assisness or going out of business. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife, Maria, and I under- tance. The tow truck drivers offer â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want all our businesses to stand the concerns that might be people help with their car, but be successful. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning on cel- out there but the rumors are not then end up charging hefty fees ebrating his 10th anniversary in true. What is true is that 94 West is for their services. 94 West. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking a hit on the the best steak and seafood restau- â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many dishonest towmisconceptions of what restaurants rant in Chicagoland. No one even ing operations that take advantage are in trouble.â&#x20AC;? comes close and the people who of drivers in stressful situations,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Sord said in his release that he say that are our customers. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re said Steve Bernas, president and was â&#x20AC;&#x153;disturbedâ&#x20AC;? with the news so grateful for their support and I CEO of the Better Business Bucoverage. promise that this next decade will reau serving Chicago and Northâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was wrongly reported a num- be even better than the first.â&#x20AC;? ern Illinois. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before agreeing to ber of weeks back that I was having â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Sord said that he opened 94 West any service, make sure you get financial and mortgage problems as a tribute to his late parents Mary all the details up front especially at 94 West,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has noth- and John. as it relates costs.â&#x20AC;? ing to do with 94 West. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition to serving only the â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The BBB offers the following have any business or property is- best, I also learned that a restau- tips to avoid tow truck scams: sues there. rant was not just about serving â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a financial issue involving the best food. It was also about another property in Will County how you served the public. You and Marquette Bank. The bank respected them. You treated them didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to renew the mort- like they are a part of the family. gage on that commercial property. You make them feel like they are That caused all kinds of rumors special and to me, they all are.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;˘ Be wary of unsolicited help. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deal with tow truck operators who arrive on the scene unannounced. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow the operator to take your vehicle until you are given a printed invoice. This should include a listing of towing and daily storage fees. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;˘ Use the police as a resource. If there is a crash, call the police, and only accept help from tow trucks that are contacted by the police. If the police get a truck to tow your vehicle, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sign any additional paperwork from the company, as this could allow the company to add extra fees. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give out personal information. It is dangerous to provide insurance information to tow truck companies, since bandit tow truck operators could use this information for scams. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;˘ Choose where your car gets towed. Have your car towed to your home or at a repair shop of your choice. This prevents additional fees. Some scam artists take cars to an impound lot instead of a repair shop, which can result in extra storage fees. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; For more information on tow truck scams, visit bbb.org. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Better Business Bureau

Business Notes Ice cream and unclaimed assets check â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; A representative from the Illinois State Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclaimed property division will be at Republic Bank in Palos Park, at 9530 W. 131st St., this Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The representative will verify whether residents have any unclaimed assets through the Illinois I-Cash program and assist them with the paperwork to claim any that are found. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Bring a friend and enjoy an ice cream treat on the bank. Contact Maria Garcia at 923-1013 with any questions.

  

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Grill on fire Restaurant in Ridge looks to make a name for itself by Jason Maholy â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Matthew Chung was about nine months ago living in New York City, holding down a successful job in the banking industry. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; He was also admittedly out of shape, maintained poor dietary habits and was not thrilled with his career. He was, quite frankly, altogether unhappy with the direction of his life. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was miserable,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was doing it because it paid the bills. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a very big people person, and being at a desk from 9 to 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the hours were great, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fulfilling. I felt like I was wasting my life away.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Chung had always been interested in the hospitality industry, and when the opportunity arose through a friend to enter the restaurant business he decided to make a change. He left banking and the Big Apple last November for the Second City, and ventured into a realm in which he had no prior experience. He immediately got started in his new endeavor by overseeing the renovation of the storefront in Chicago Ridge that last housed Old Country Buffet. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Today, Chung is co-owner of Flaming Grill and is attempting to make his mark on the competitive and challenging restaurant scene here in the southwest suburbs. Flaming Grill, 101 Commons Drive, offers a mammoth sushi

bar, hibachi and open-flame grills, and a bevy of choices on a sprawling buffet. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an incredible experience,â&#x20AC;? Chung said of getting Flaming Grill up and running. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was all new to me and it was really tough at first.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Chung was pulling 12-hour days seven days a week to get Flaming Grill ready to open. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very tiring, very stressful,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lost 30 pounds in five months.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; That weight loss was only partly related to Chungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedication to his business. Moving to Chicago to start up his own restaurant gave him a fresh outlook on life, and he started eating healthier and taking better care of himself, he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Being new to the restaurant industry, Chung is still feeling his way somewhat and learning the intricacies of the business. He and Flaming Grill co-owner Qin Guo, who came here with Chung from New York, are trying to balance setting their restaurant apart from others in the area, while endearing it to the loyal regulars who once frequented Old Country Buffet. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew that the place before us was an American-style buffet so we figured people would want to come back,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, they want something

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The hibachi at Flaming Grill offers customers countless combinations of vegetables, meats and other ingredients. familiar to them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The open-flame grill from which the restaurant derives its name makes it unique among area sushi bars-hibachis-buffets, and allows customers to choose from marinated and skewered chicken, steak or shrimp. The hibachi has a plethora of vegetable, meat and seasoning options to choose from, but Chung knows quality is more important than quantity or diversity. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the food theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to come back,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been getting a very good response.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Like any restaurant owner

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Mounting a counter to NFL’s Rushmore Bartosh     As human beings, we tend to stand in awe of those things whose very existence defies easy explanation.     There’s the incredible (the Great Pyramid of Giza, built nearly 4,000 years ago), the indescribable (the Northern Lights) and the incomprehensible (the Kardashian clan’s continued celebrity-list status). In America, there are plenty of must-see places for visitors and, surprising though it may seem, several of them don’t feature any batted or thrown balls, rolling credits or roller coasters.     I’m talking about things like the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, Hoover Dam and the various sites in Washington D.C., none of which involves interaction with present-day political residents. If asked, the Lincoln Memorial could likely dispense more astute legislative decisions than anyone currently roaming the halls of Congress, but that’s a discussion for another time.     One of the U.S.’ most famous tourist sites is Mount Rushmore. Designed by Danish-American artist Gutzon Borglum and carved into South Dakota’s Black Hills more than 70 years ago, Mount Rushmore depicts the faces of four of history’s most renowned Chief Executives: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt, who were chosen to represent the first 150 years of American history.     NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk website recently borrowed that same basic idea and applied it to the NFL’s 32 member teams. PFT asked fans to choose the four most influential figures in each club’s history and, as is true with any sort of best-of list, discussion was engendered and disagreements ensued.     This was especially so for the NFL’s oldest franchises. While selecting Mount Rushmores for teams like the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t require too much in the way of historical recollection, what about the Bears, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants? There’s an awful lot of ground to cover with those franchises.     And even teams whose roots aren’t sunk quite as deeply could create dilemmas if they enjoyed any prolonged periods of success. In this case, think Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.     I didn’t get a look at all the choices, but I did see some, including those for the Bears, whose Mount Rushmore consisted of George Halas, Walter

Payton, Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus. Halas was one of the NFL’s founding fathers and Chicago has been part of the league since the latter’s inception, so obviously the organization has had its fair share of stalwarts, but it’s difficult to argue against the final four.     Difficult, but not impossible. Suffice to say, not all parties were content. One name that popped up as a missing person with some regularity was Mike Ditka, and his omission is certainly noteworthy, seeing as how he is credited as the man who redefined the tight end position.     But who gets the boot if Ditka becomes part of the Bears’ Mount Rushmore?     Halas, of course, is a lock on the rock, and so, too, is Payton, the NFL’s No. 2 career rusher and still considered its most complete running back of all-time. Sayers, meanwhile, is the youngest man ever inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and Butkus was so dominant at his position that the NCAA now hands out an award named after him to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker each season, so their inclusion certainly is legitimate as well.     Sorry, Iron Mike, as great as he was, can’t break through. In presidential terms, he’s much closer to being Harry S. Truman than Warren G. Harding, but Truman’s visage has never gotten added to the Black Hills landscape, so Ditka must also be left off the Bears’ Mount Rushmore.     But while the debate continues, I decided to try to stoke another one. The majority of football players, like workers in other fields, can be classified as average — competent enough to remain employed for several years, but not good enough to ever get noticed by people outside their own families.     However, just as the NFL has its elite, it also has its chronic underachievers.     These might be guys who initially got noticed in college — or perhaps as early as high school — and had “future star” attached to their name, then, for whatever reason, completely flamed out in the pros. Or the group could include players who were always thought of as nothing more than journeymen and then struggled to live up to even those meager standards.     Let’s call it “Mount Rushpoor.” If teams chose to hang photos of these players somewhere, the best spot to display them would be directly above a waste receptacle.     Now the guys who follow may

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not necessarily be the worst the Bears have ever had to offer, but certainly they’re in the running for legendary infamy. Here are one man’s nominations:     • Joe Moore. It’s hard to believe the same organization that gave us Payton and Sayers also presented us with Moore, who was Chicago’s No. 1 pick and the 11th selection overall in the 1971 NFL draft. Considering that lofty status, the Bears had a right to expect more than the 281 rushing yards he gave them — for his career.     • Ross Montgomery. The reason the Bears went after Moore in the first place was because their leading rusher during the 1970 season was a man who gained 46 fewer yards in 14 games than Payton did on Nov. 20, 1977 versus Minnesota. Ironically, Montgomery finished with the same career-rushing total as Moore, but had to be considered a better bargain since he was picked 55 spots lower in the 1969 draft than Moore was to be two years later.     • Stan Thomas. The No. 22 overall pick in 1991 lasted two seasons with the Bears and played two others with the Houston Oilers, but was a human train wreck. Thomas’ list of off-the-field transgressions was lengthy and, had he been a top10 selection, he very well could have given former Green Bay Packer Tony Mandarich a stern challenge for the title of “Worst High Draft Pick Ever Spent On An Offensive Lineman.”     • Cade McNown. The 12th player taken in the 1999 draft, McNown started only 15 games in two years and threw more interceptions (19) than touchdowns (16). He did complete almost 55 percent of his 515 passes for 3,111 yards, but I’m guessing a little more was expected from him over a lot longer span of time.     There you have it — the Bears’ Mount Rushpoor, which in the case of two of the above players also serves as an apt description of their football legacy. The Monsters of the Midway have whiffed other times, too, as evidenced by the brief appearances of guys like Curtis Enis and Rashaan Salaam in the lineup, but that’s to be expected when an organization has been around for over 90 years.     However, there is some value to remembering the not-so-high points of team history, especially when the going gets rough in the modern day. So the next time Jay Cutler or Matt Forte screws up, look to the heavens and give thanks because it could be worse.     And it definitely has been.

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    First impressions were quite favorable.     Although the summer baseball season was already four weeks old, Chicago Christian coach Eric Brauer had yet to see his Knights in action before last week. Following his club’s sectional-semifinal loss in the spring Class 2A state tournament, Brauer prepared for a trip to the Dominican Republic.     There, he helped coach a college baseball team representing Athletes in Action, which competed against a half-dozen different universities during a five-week stay. Brauer once played for AIA, which combines sports with Christian ministry.     “It was cool to come back and give back to the organization,” he said. “It was a very special experience.”     Guiding the Knights in Brauer’s absence was assistant coach Alex Bolyanatz, who oversaw an 8-3 start to the summer campaign. Upon his return to the area, Brauer watched Christian complete its regular schedule on a high note by winning three times last week.     “I felt confident leaving it in his hands,” Brauer said, referring to Bolyanatz. “For the coaching staff, we’re very comfortable with who we are as a program and what we’re capable of. We’ve tried to stay consistent in our approach and we’ve shown we’re a quality program.”     The Knights (11-3) posted a plus-.500 regular-season ledger for the fifth consecutive summer, an achievement that lends credence to Brauer’s claim. Nevertheless, he said he’s usually somewhat surprised by the winning simply because Christian, like most other teams, considers summer a time for experimentation, in part because of revolving personnel.     “We lost eight kids from the spring — you see who’s leaving [each year] and wonder how you’re going to fill holes,” Brauer said. “[But] regardless of who you have, you have to show up to compete.     “We feel pretty good about some of the good things we’ve done [this summer]. We need [to still find] some leaders in the infield, but we’ve got some nice pieces. Some of the younger guys have found roles on our team.”     A couple of those younger guys, Ron Clark and Scott Niemoth, were the Knights’ offensive ringleaders in the squad’s most satisfying victory of last week, a 5-3 decision over a hot Brother Rice club on Wednesday. Clark poked a couple singles, Niemoth contributed one, and between them the duo accounted for four of Christian’s RBI. Jack De Vries drove in the Knights’ other marker with a groundout.     Christian prevailed despite totaling only four hits. Those safe-

ties were supplemented by an equal number of free passes.     “The hits were real timely and it was definitely a good win,” Brauer said. “This was two summers in a row we beat these guys.”     Earning the pitching triumph was senior-to-be Josh Novak, who worked six innings and held a potent Crusaders lineup pretty well in check despite a defense behind him that was guilty of four miscues.     “He did a great job of staying composed and not letting the errors get to him,” Brauer said of his hurler.     One of Novak’s highlights was a full-count strikeout while Rice had the bags filled in the sixth inning. When asked if his guys might have taken the Knights a bit lightly, Crusaders coach John McCarthy said no.     “It had more to do with what they were doing right than what we did wrong,” he said. “I know we have great respect for their program — they’re a well-coached team and a scrappy bunch. They played with a little more intensity and they found a way to be better [than us] on that given day.”     Adrian Gonzalez pitched commendably for Rice (13-6) in a losing cause. ***     Also taken down by Christian last week were Marist (13-6) and Bremen (11-7) on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.     “Twenty-nine runs for a week — I’ll definitely take that for three games,” Brauer said.     A five-run first frame got the Knights off and running versus the RedHawks. Niemoth’s basesclearing double was the pivotal blow, but Max Kerfin’s RBI single was one of three other hits generated by Christian in the stanza. The Knights also picked up a run after Marist misplayed a couple balls.     Then just to make sure the RedHawks had no illusions about staging a comeback, Christian extended its advantage to 12-1 by erupting for seven more runs in its half of the third. De Vries and Mike Santarelli both stroked two-run singles, Sean O’Meara’s groundout plated another marker, and the Knights capitalized further on a pair of two-out errors.     Interestingly, Marist’s defensive struggles occurred just one day after the RedHawks had played one of their finest all-around games in what became a 6-0 win over Oak Forest.     “We’ve preached to the kids about consistency, but we go from playing probably our best game of the summer to one of our poorer ones in [the span of] 24 hours,” Marist coach Tom Fabrizio said. “Are we going to have bad games? Yes, but they outplayed us in every facet of the game.     “We swung the bats OK, but we were kind of lackadaisical. We didn’t pitch very well, we made a

few errors, and we weren’t taking the game very serious. It was like it was the last game of the season and they wanted to get it over with.”     Trevor Wolderink tossed the first four innings for Christian and surrendered two earned runs. While Novak and Christian Bolhuis return as the cornerstones of the Knights’ 2014 mound corps, Brauer hopes Wolderink will also emerge as a reliable pitcher next spring.     “For us, our recipe [for annual success] has been to have five legitimate arms who can come into games and get guys out,” Brauer said. ***     Starring for the Knights in their conquest of Bremen was Pat McCarthy, who went 3-for-3 with a walk and four RBI. Santarelli pitched in with two hits and two RBI, while Clark and Kerfin each had an RBI single.     Christian tallied in six of seven innings. Bolhuis pitched the first four frames to gain the victory on the hill. BROTHER RICE     Although they couldn’t upend Chicago Christian, the Crusaders did have a satisfying week overall as they defeated St. Laurence (96) and Oak Forest (6-2) in other outings.     While McCarthy is content with what Rice has accomplished this summer, he doesn’t want his athletes too zeroed in on the win-loss totals.     “The winning and losing, you almost have to take that out of it,” he said. “The biggest thing is us coming out with focus. We have no right — and I don’t think any team does — to come out without passion and intensity. Those are things that can’t take days off, and you can’t turn it on and off.     “That’s one thing we’re trying to strive for every day. We’re just trying to reach our potential, whatever that may be, and play to the best of our abilities. We put our guys through a tough schedule for a purpose: to really buy in and sacrifice what they need to in terms of energy.”     As an illustration of what he meant, McCarthy pointed to a 3-2 loss to Lincoln-Way North earlier in the summer. The verdict went the Phoenix’s way, but McCarthy felt the Crusaders had “played the best we could play.”     In fact, he thought a steady dose of winning might actually hinder development to some degree.     “Winning cures a lot of things and gets rid of a lot of the details,” McCarthy said. “When you have success, it’s harder to keep pressure on yourself to get better.” MARIST     Getting better is a concept Fabrizio wants his players to embrace, too.     While the summer of 2013 certainly hasn’t been horrible for the (Continued on page 2)

Community sports news Oak Lawn’s Meyers recognized Richards High School will be held a T-shirt, and limited transportaon Saturday, Aug. 24, at Stony tion will be available. as top SSC hoops coach

    Oak Lawn High School girls’ basketball coach Janet Meyers was recently feted as the South Suburban Conference Coach of the Year in her sport at an awards dinner at Gaelic Park.     The Lady Spartans reigned as SSC Red champs during the 201213 season.     With the baseball team’s divisional crown and five secondplace finishes also factored in, Oak Lawn athletics ranked fifth among 14 schools in the chase for the SSC President Cup’s Award, which goes to the school that has the highest cumulative placements in the league’s 22 sponsored sports. Gaining runner-up positions for the Spartans were the girls’ volleyball, boys’ volleyball, boys’ bowling, boys’ track and cheerleading squads.     Oak Lawn did even better in the conduct category, where it wound up third for the SSC Sportsmanship Award. Oak Forest captured that honor, while Lemont claimed the President’s Cup.

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Creek Golf Course.     Registration begins at 11 a.m. and plays gets underway with a shotgun start at noon. Cash prizes will be awarded for group scramble low score, closest to the pin on one par-3 hole and beating the coach on the other, and a longest-drive contest on one hole. The latter costs $10 per golfer, with the winner splitting the pot.     The overall cost of the event is $100 for golf, registration gift, snack at the nine-hole turn and a dinner party. Dinner only is $25. Sponsorships are also available for $100 and $50.     For more information, call Tony Sheehan at 499-2550, ext. 5353, or Brian Wujcik at 499-2550, ext. 5087.

    Registration forms can be found online at www.queenofpeacehs. org or received by contacting the school’s main office. For more information, call 458-7600.

SXU signs baseball player

    Jesse Lopez, a senior shortstop/pitcher at Washington High School in Chicago, has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and baseball careers at St. Xavier University.     Lopez, who recently got a chance to pitch at Yankee Stadium as a member of the 2013 Chicago Public League All-Star team, will compete for playing time with the Cougars at both positions in the 2014 campaign.     “Jesse has a great future ahead at St. Xavier University,” Cougars coach Mike Dooley said. “He has a Two athletics clinics to big-time arm and unlimited potenbe offered at Peace tial. I can’t wait to get him here     Queen of Peace will include two and on the field because I strongly athletics clinics among the five it believe he will be an impact player will conduct the week of July 29- for our program.” Aug. 4 for girls in grades 4-8.     A sports camp will be held on Tuesday of that week, while one Oak Lawn man latest Submitted photo for volleyball will take place on to sink hole-in-one Friday. Each clinic is free of charge     Oak Lawn resident Terry Shin- Oak Lawn girls’ basketball coach Janet Meyers was recently honored by the South Suburban Conand will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. nick became the latest area golfer ference as its Coach of the Year in that sport. Meyers’ husband, Brian (left) and Oak Lawn athletic (Continued on page 2) director Kevin Walery are also pictured. Attendees will receive lunch and


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Summer baseball (Continued from page 1) RedHawks and their coach doesn’t place much emphasis on Marist’s 6-7 ledger, Fabrizio desires to see his guys deliver more performances like the one against Oak Forest. Robert Hovey went the distance on the mound and was supported by solid displays both in the field and at the plate.     “The way I envisioned our team being able to be successful, that’s what we did [here],” Fabrizio said. “This was probably the first time [Hovey’s] been able to hammer the strike zone. We made every play on defense and we executed offensively — we put down bunts and stole some bases.”     Keying Marist’s offense were Blake Bieniek, Rich Kairis and Pat Meehan. ***     Some of the football-playing RedHawks returned to the diamond against Christian, but there were enough missing persons on Wednesday that Fabrizio brought four freshmen aboard for Marist’s encounter with Shepard.     The youth-infused RedHawks didn’t perform badly, just not quite good enough to down the Astros. Instead, Shepard bagged a 2-1 triumph.     Mike Trbozic and Eric Hoffard supplied Marist with decent pitching, but the RedHawks’ attack was stagnant. It was also mistake-prone — one runner was thrown out at home on the front end of a double steal and a leadoff single in the seventh inning was wasted when the batter ventured too far off first base and got tagged out.     “That’s not exactly the way we wanted to end the season,” Fabrizio said. “I feel like there are kids playing themselves onto the [2014] team and other kids playing themselves off of it. I don’t call anybody out by name, but I point out what I see [go wrong] and remind them they’re being evaluated by the coaching staff constantly.” ST. LAURENCE     Five errors were at the root of the Vikings’ struggles against Brother Rice last Thursday. Two of those, plus two walks gave the Crusaders a first-inning boost that Rice turned into a five-run rally.     In addition to benefiting from St. Laurence’s fielding mishaps, the Crusaders also coaxed a total of nine free passes on the day.     “It was a little bit of a tough day,” Vikings coach Pete Lotus said. “We played better as the game went on, but it was a rough start.”     While St. Laurence (10-5) didn’t conclude its regular schedule the way Lotus would have preferred, he didn’t think that would be a negative influence on his club as it began postseason play this past Monday.     “In the spring, yes; in the summer, no,” Lotus said. “We had 10 guys in Georgia [last] week, so the lineup we’ll put out [in the tournament] will be drastically different. It’ll probably be the first time we’ve had all our guys together.”     The Vikings were indeed adequately prepared for their initial playoff test as they beat Shepard 10-1 this past Monday and earned a Tuesday date versus the winner between Oak Lawn and Homewood-Flossmoor. ***     After collecting a forfeit win last Tuesday when Guerin Prep didn’t have enough players to field a complete team, St. Laurence whipped St. Rita 11-3 on Wednesday behind a big effort from John Riordan, who had two hits, two RBI and five stolen bases.     Also making their presences felt were Mike Kornacker (3for-4 with a double, two RBI), Frank Greco (two hits, including an RBI double), Rich Lamb (two-run single), Rob Gutierrez (RBI double) and Sean Burnett (RBI single). The Vikings, who racked up 10 hits, tallied nine of their runs between the third and fourth stanzas.     “It’s always a little different against the [Chicago Catholic League] Blue [teams], whenever it is,” Lotus said. “We were swinging the bats pretty well all day and played pretty well defensively.     “We’ve been playing a lot better lately. For the most part, I was encouraged by the way we hit. Our younger guys have gotten a pretty good amount of opportunities this summer, and it’s good to see them take advantage of it.”     Handling the mound chores for St. Laurence against the Mustangs were Gutierrez and Steve Schultz. The former, who also earned the playoff victory versus Shepard, threw the first five innings. OAK LAWN     The Spartans were unable to overcome a nightmarish eighterror exhibition last Wednesday and, as a result, got pinned with a setback by Mt. Carmel.     The game was tied at 2-all through four innings, but Oak Lawn’s defense sprang a leak in the fifth and sixth frames to shift

momentum firmly in the Caravan’s direction. Mt. Carmel plated five runs in the latter stanza to seize command.     “We have to do a better job finishing games,” Spartans coach Bill Gerny said. “I’m not sure if the players get nervous because they haven’t been in a position to beat a top team like that, but I feel that we were really pressing in those last innings. The bad errors and mental breakdowns sort of snowballed and we didn’t know how to right the ship.”     Starter Marcus Montes pitched out of some jams during his threeinning stint, but relievers Chris Donato and Alan Spies weren’t as fortunate in sidestepping trouble. Mt. Carmel scored eight runs off Donato in 2 1/3 innings, but only three of those were earned.     “Both pitchers did OK, but our defense let them down,” Gerny said.     Kevin Zurek and Matt Dunne each had a first-inning RBI for Oak Lawn (6-7). Zurek batted .382 during the regular summer campaign and tallied 10 runs. ***     Things went much better for the Spartans on Friday, as they routed TF South 14-4. The Rebels had defeated Oak Lawn by that same margin (13-3) in an earlier summer confrontation.     “It seems that over the past year, spring and summer, we’ve struggled with TF South,” Gerny said. “They always hit the ball really well against us and we’ve never beaten them, so this game was a step in a positive direction.”     Joe Dodaro went 3-for-4 with an RBI to pace a robust Spartans offense, while Mitch Swatek included a homer among his two hits and finished with four RBI. Dunne (triple, three RBI) and Brandon Quillin (walk, three runs) joined Swatek (.382, team-high 13 RBI for the summer) at the two-hit plateau.     Dunne wound up the regular season with a hefty .441 average, while Quillin posted a .400 mark, as well as a .512 on-base percentage. Gerny was especially happy to see the latter flourish throughout the course of the summer.     “He has really developed into an effective leadoff hitter,” Gerny said of Quillin. “He sees at least four [or] five pitches per at-bat, and he’s very comfortable drawing walks and setting the table for the rest of the lineup.”     Oak Lawn scored in four different innings, with a six-run sixth representing its largest output. The Spartans garnered five runs in the second.     After surviving a rough first inning, pitcher Ray Walker lasted three more and gained the victory. He scattered four hits, struck out five and walked four.     “If Walker can keep the ball down in the strike zone and avoid walks, he could have a really good spring [in 2014],” Gerny said.     Ivan Georgelos tossed two scoreless innings of relief while fanning four and allowing just one hit. Gerny deemed it the best showing of the summer for Georgelos. RICHARDS     Just as they did in the spring, the Bulldogs closed out their regular schedule in a positive way. In the summer, that meant logging triumphs over Reavis (12-2) and Stagg (3-2) last Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.     “Guys are feeling a lot more confident right now,” Richards assistant coach Jeff Kortz said. “A lot of these guys have played together for a few years, and I don’t think they get down on themselves. They dig in and do what they have to.     “And we’re not a one-man show. Everybody’s contributing.”     While the Bulldogs (13-5) have long been known for their offensive exploits, Kortz believes the primary influence this summer has been a steady defense.     “We’re catching the ball,” he said. “When you do that, you win ballgames. We extended some [opponents’] innings in the spring by [sometimes] not catching the ball and not throwing strikes, but they’re going and getting the ball in the outfield [now] and they’re attacking the ball in the infield.”     That deftness with the gloves proved particularly helpful against the Chargers, who scored in each of the first two innings and took a 2-0 lead into the fourth. The Bulldogs’ sticks never did become very dangerous weapons, but Nick Mejia provided the only hit that mattered as he cleared the bags with his double in that inning and gave Richards its margin of success.     Adrian Garcia and Andrew Schramm shared the pitching duties for the Bulldogs. Stagg (3-12) used Nick Gerzon’s sacrifice fly and C.J. Casey’s double to score its runs.     Peter Angelos (double), Trace Moustakas and Jake Wimmer (bunt single) also hit safely for the Chargers in the early going, but their attack grew noticeably quiet after that.     “We really didn’t threaten later — we had no hits after the second inning,” Stagg coach Matt O’Neill said. “Obviously, that’s an issue. We really didn’t have anybody step up hitting-wise [this

The Regional News - The Reporter summer] except the guys we kind of figured on. No one was in the middle.     “I don’t think this summer we’ve seen great pitching. We had some good pitches to hit, so I don’t know what to attribute it to.”     The Chargers have lost four one-run games and often failed to make much noise. One theory is that they’ve approached things somewhat differently than they might in the spring.     “We’ve had 12 or 13 guys in the order most games,” O’Neill said. “And in some situations, maybe we bunt in the spring [to set up scoring chances], whereas I want to see what guys can do in the summer and let them swing away.”     Due to the question marks still surrounding his team’s attack, O’Neill stated only Angelos and Brett Stratinsky had spots nailed down for themselves heading into 2014.     “As a coach, you’d like to have more than two of the eight positions settled,” he said. “This is the first time we’ve had that many open spots at the end of the summer.” ***     There was no nail-biting required for the Bulldogs on Tuesday, as they rolled over Reavis behind Chris Zeschke’s 4-for-5 effort at the plate and some solid pitching work. Ryan Thompson went the first three innings to notch the win.     Kortz attributed Richards’ productive summer, in part, to a carryover from the spring. Even with that in mind, though, he said head coach Brian Wujcik was pleasantly surprised by what was achieved through 18 contests.     “He knew [last year’s] juniors could play better than they did in the spring,” Kortz said, “but he didn’t know it would be this quick.” STAGG     The Chargers concluded their schedule on a good note by blowing past Eisenhower 7-2 last Thursday behind Chris Yaros (three hits, including a double, four RBI). His two-bagger was part of a four-run getaway for Stagg in the opening inning.     “He’s a big, strong kid, a lineman in football and a wrestler, and he’s got some pop in his bat,” O’Neill said of Yaros.     Mike Bibbiano (double, fielder’s-choice RBI), Connor Bartle (RBI single) and Fernando Perez (RBI single) were other notables in the Chargers’ 10-hit attack.     “We show it at times,” O’Neill said, referring to offensive potency. “It was good to see some of these younger guys get a chance to hit with guys on base.”     Angelos held the Cardinals hitless through the first three innings and whiffed four en route to the pitching triumph. That followed credible work by Brendan Kivlehan, Ryan Donnelly and Kenon Kizlaitis on the hill opposite Richards.     “We’re pitching well,” O’Neill said. “[Against the Bulldogs] we threw 75 percent strikes on the day and not one of the first three guys [in the fourth inning] hit the ball hard. If we get the pitching [in the postseason], I think we can get a couple games.” SHEPARD     Before bowing out of the playoffs this past Monday, the Astros completed their regular season with a 2-1 week. Wins were registered at the expense of Eisenhower (7-3) and Marist (2-1), while Bremen doled out an 11-4 defeat on Thursday.     Cole Jones’ RBI groundout and Tyler Walters’ theft of home accounted for all of Shepard’s production in its victory over the RedHawks. Walters also teamed with Ricky Mundo on the mound to hold Marist’s offense under wraps.     Brendan Hermann and Kevin Carmody were the headliners versus Eisenhower as they drove in five of the Astros’ runs. Seniorto-be Hermann included a tworun triple among his three hits, while Carmody chased home three teammates with his fourth-inning triple.     And the clash with Bremen was close through four innings. The Braves left Shepard (7-9) in the dust after that as they turned a 5-4 lead into an insurmountable 11-4 edge.     “There were a lot of infield hits for Bremen,” Astros coach Frank DiFoggio said. “Nothing real dramatic. For the most part, for the week we played well.”     The veteran skipper felt the same way about the season as a whole, which featured Shepard employing just three other seniors-to-be besides Hermann: Jake Hart, Sam Hermanas and Kevin Knoerzer.     “Those four seniors did as much to develop these younger guys as I did,” DiFoggio said. “They were very positive and supportive, and they were patient in helping guys along. I was very impressed with their character.” ***     Evergreen Park did not have any games scheduled for the last week of the regular season. Information on Sandburg’s activities was unavailable.

Community sports news (Continued from page 1) to register an ace while playing a round at Silver Lakes Country Club.     Shinnick sank his hole-in-one on the 185-yard ninth hole of the North course. He used a hybrid 4-iron to hit his shot, which was witnessed by playing partners Gary Dorencz (Orland Park), Todd Sparrey (Palos Heights) and Dale Lichtenstein.     Shinnick said he made “solid contact,” but reacted “with surprise on reaching the green.”

Worth girl wins Home Run Derby

    Just call her “slugger.”     Worth resident Kelly Walinski was the top long-ball hitter in her age group when she participated in a Home Run Derby event, which was held in conjunction with a softball all-star tournament in Orland Park. Walinski bettered the field in the 12U Division, which featured competitors from 12 teams.

Fisk to appear at CSC golf outing

    Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk will be the special guest at the 22nd annual Cancer Support Center golf outing on Friday, Sept. 13, at Flossmoor Country Club, 1441 Western Ave., in Flossmoor.     Fisk will compete against golfers on the club’s par-3 seventh hole. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at noon. Lunch and dinner are included in the $325 cost.     The CSC provides programs at no charge for anyone affected by cancer in more than 70 Chicagoland south-side communities. For more information, call 798-9171 or visit www.cancersupportcenter. org.

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Worth’s Kelly Walinski won a Home Run Derby in Orland Park.

Mt. Assisi announces dates for fall sports tryouts

    Mt. Assisi Academy will begin tryouts for its fall sports teams on Wednesday, Aug. 14.     Cross country coach Bill Rolette will lead his tryout from noon-1:30 p.m. on that day, while golfers will meet with coach Ken Malnar from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The two men will be entering their 14th and 10th years at the school, respectively.

    Doug Stangeland, who coached the Screeching Eagles tennis team to a Girls Catholic Athletic Association divisional championship last season, will hold his tryout from noon-2 p.m., while volleyball coach Karen Van Assen will conduct two tryout sessions. The first, for freshman players, will go from noon-2:30 p.m., while the second one will run from 3-6 p.m. and be for JV and varsity athletes.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-3 Plaintiff, -v.ALEKSANDRA ZWOLEN, TOMASZ ZWOLEN, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS A POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO MIDAMERICA BANK, FSB, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 015464 8810 W. 100TH PLACE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 7, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 9, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8810 W. 100TH PLACE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 2310-413-001. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-12857. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-12857 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 015464 TJSC#: 33-12334 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I544152

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION MIDFIRST BANK, P l a i n t i f f � V . � RUTA HARDIN A/K/A RUTA KHAN; NOORUN KHAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; THE RIVIERA IN PALOS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S , � D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 3582 Property Address: 23 COUR MADELEINE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Fisher and Shapiro file # 11-049689 (It is advised that interested parties consult with their own attorneys before bidding at mortgage foreclosure s a l e s . ) � PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 19, 2013, Kallen Realty Services, Inc., as Selling Official will at 12:30 p.m. on August 22, 2013, at 205 W. Randolph Street, Suite 1020, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real property: Commonly known as 23 Cour Madeleine, Palos Hills, IL 6 0 4 6 5 � Permanent Index No.: 23-23-101-018 The mortgaged real estate is improved with a dwelling. The property will NOT be open for inspection. The judgment amount was $ 216,835.68. Sale terms for non-parties: 10% of successful bid immediately at conclusion of auction, balance by 12:30 p.m. the next business day, both by cashier's checks; and no refunds. The sale shall be subject to general real estate taxes, special taxes, special assessments, special taxes levied, and superior liens, if any. The property is offered "as is," with no express or implied warranties and without any representation as to the quality of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Prospective bidders are admonished to review the court file to verify all information and to view auction rules at w w w . k a l l e n r s . c o m . � For information: Sale Clerk, Fisher and Shapiro, Attorney # 42168, 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301, Bannockburn, Illinois 60015, (847) 498-9990, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays only. I543304

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � YAHYA HAMMOUDEH, FIRSTSECURE BANK & TRUST CO. AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UTA DTD 8/26/05 KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 10-865, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF FIRSTSECURE BANK & TRUST CO. AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UTA DTD 8/26/05 KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 10-865, FIFTH THIRD BANK S/I/I TO OLD KENT BANK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 13998 10541 SOUTH ASPEN DRIVE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 14, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 16, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10541 SOUTH ASPEN DRIVE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-14-105-007-0000. The real estate is improved with a two story single family home; two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1206850. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1206850 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 CH 13998 TJSC#: 33-12219 I547809

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION EVERBANK P l a i n t i f f , � v . � BAHAA HAMMOOD, HEBA HELMI D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 00499 7837 WEST 97TH STREET Hickory Hills, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 7, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 20, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7837 WEST 97TH STREET, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-12-101-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $179,814.39. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 13 CH 00499 TJSC#: 33-12431 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I535783

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For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2006-WMC3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-WMC3 Plaintiff, -v.AGNIESZKA RUSIN, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., WMC MORTGAGE CORP., CAMBRIDGE IN THE HILLS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 09 CH 008734 8100 W. 87TH STREET UNIT #2H HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 15, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 19, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8100 W. 87TH STREET UNIT #2H, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 18-35-407-091-1014, Property Index No. 18-35-407-091-1039. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-04858. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-09-04858 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 09 CH 008734 TJSC#: 33-12727 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I544991

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES 2004-R1 P l a i n t i f f , � v . � DAWN FRY AKA DAWN T. FRY, TONY FRY D e f e n d a n t s � 10 CH 18183 9348 SOUTH 87TH AVENUE HICKORY HILLS, IL 6 0 4 5 7 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 3, 2010, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 26, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 9348 SOUTH 87TH AVENUE, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-02-302-037-0000. The real estate is improved with a brick house; attached 2 car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1009527. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1009527 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 10 CH 18183 TJSC#: 33-14436 I546956

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For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � ROBERT PETTAS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 15895 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on April 30, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, August 5, 2013, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 23-32-101-024-0000. Commonly known as 11020 WEST 131ST STREET, PALOS PARK, IL 60464. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1027573. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I544879

For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � RBS CITIZENS NA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � NICK DESALVO, RIVIERA REGAL I CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, RIVIERA REGAL CONDOMINIUM UMBRELLA A S S O C I A T I O N � D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 042220 11111 S. 84TH AVENUE UNIT #2B PALOS HILLS, IL 6 0 4 6 5 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 1, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 19, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11111 S. 84TH AVENUE UNIT #2B, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-23-200-026-1034/1134, Property Index No. (23-23-200-016 Underlying). The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-29805. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-29805 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 042220 TJSC#: 33-11788 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I545057

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.JAYNE SCHIRMACHER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Defendants 12 CH 034505 15024 HUNTINGTON COURT ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 24, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 26, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 15024 HUNTINGTON COURT, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-09-306-026. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-10752. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-10752 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 034505 TJSC#: 33-13680 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I545768

DIANE DACIC, JANUSZ LOPACINSKI, ELIZABETH DACIC, MORAINE VALLEY VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, 11341-45-49 ROBERTS ROAD MGT. CORP., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARIA LOPACINSKI, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, GERALD NORDGREN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE Defendants 12 CH 030409 11341 S. ROBERTS ROAD UNIT D PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 3, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 5, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11341 S. ROBERTS ROAD UNIT D, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-24-100-139-1004. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-19623. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-19623 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 030409 TJSC#: 33-12296 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I543981

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, -v.JANINA HEFLIN, COLYN HEFLIN, HERITAGE COVE MANOR HOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF PAUL HEFLIN, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, GERALD NORDGREN AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR PAUL D. HEFLIN A/K/A PAUL DONALD HEFLIN(DECEASED) Defendants 12 CH 036535 11106 W. COVE CIRCLE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 8, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 12, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11106 W. COVE CIRCLE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 2322-200-108-1009. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-27413. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-27413 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 036535 TJSC#: 33-12371 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I544189

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, -v.RANDY BROWN, SR., DEBORAH D. BROWN, PALOS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 16TH DAY OF JULY, 2001 AND K, CITY OF CHICAGO, BADESCH ABRAMOVITCH, VALLEY TOWNHOMES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, WESTGATE VALLEY TOWNHOMES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 32838 1304 SPYGLASS CIRCLE Palos Heights, IL 60463 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 12, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1304 SPYGLASS CIRCLE, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Property Index No. 2431-404-056-1046 VOL. 0248. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $433,210.60. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 12-2537. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 12-2537 Attorney Code. Case Number: 12 CH 32838 TJSC#: 33-13308 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I544355

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE TRUST 2007-AR1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AR1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 1, 2007 Plaintiff, -v.IKLAS ABDELHADI, RASHID ABDELHADI, FOUNTAIN HILLS OF ORLAND PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, P.T. FERRO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Defendants 09 CH 030973 18040 ALYSSE COURT ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 19, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 26, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 18040 ALYSSE COURT, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-32-304-003. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-11746. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-09-11746 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 09 CH 030973 TJSC#: 33-14935 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I545185

For Notice Sale

For Sale Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � MARTIN GUTT, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 039854 9309 S. 82ND AVENUE HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 10, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 12, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9309 S. 82ND AVENUE, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-02-406-003. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-04981. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-04981 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 039854 TJSC#: 33-12626 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I544488

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ROBERT J. COLEMAN, DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES L.L.C. D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 044171 7813 W. 98TH STREET HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 22, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 7813 W. 98TH STREET, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-12-104-014. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-35726. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-35726 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 044171 TJSC#: 33-13139 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I545164

For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � NABIL F KATIB A/K/A NABIL KATIB A/K/A NABIL F SALAH, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 34017 8804 WEST 89TH STREET Hickory Hills, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 20, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8804 WEST 89TH STREET, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-03-204-053-0000. The real estate is improved with a 1 story home with an attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1215436. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1215436 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 CH 34017 TJSC#: 33-13476 I546756

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.BILAL RAFATI A/K/A BELAL A. RAFATI, SHAREEN RAFATI A/K/A SHIREEN M. RAFATI, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA S/B/M TO WELLS FARGO ����� BANK SOUTHWEST, NA F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE FSB, F/K/A WORLD SAV���������� INGS BANK, FSB, UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR �������������� TRUSTEE OF THE GLADYS STAM TRUST DATED 5/13/1999, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK, GMAC, LLC, CITIBANK N.A. S/I/I TO CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA), N.A., UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE GLADYS STAM TRUST DATED 5/13/1999, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 7014 7503 HALESIA COURT ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 2, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 5, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7503 HALESIA COURT, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-13-203-002-0000. The real estate is improved with a one story single family home with a two car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1129183. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1129183 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 CH 7014 TJSC#: 33-11225 I545428

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK N.A. Plaintiff, -v.ADNAN A. JABER A/K/A ADNAN JABER, ESMAT A. JABER, FIRSTSECURE BANK AND TRUST CO. F/K/A FAMILY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 10/17/06 AKA TRUST 11-920, MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INBANK, FIRST SECURE BANK AND TRUST CO. F/K/A FAMILY BANK AND TRUST CO., THE MISSION HILLS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF FIRST SECURE BK & TRUST CO FKA FAMILY BK & TRST CO AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 10/17/06 AKA TRUST 11-920, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 10 CH 05357 10439 SANTA CRUZ LANE ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 25, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10439 SANTA CRUZ LANE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 Property Index No. 2732-206-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a white brick two story single family home; three car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1003120. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1003120 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 10 CH 05357 TJSC#: 33-14863 I545384

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � KESTAS SIMKUS, RAMUNE NIPARAVICIUTE, SCENIC TREE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 037258 10213 S. 86TH TERRACE UNIT #103 PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 28, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 29, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 10213 S. 86TH TERRACE UNIT #103, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-11-302-003-1038, Property Index No. (23-11-302-002 Underlying). The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-34541. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-34541 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 037258 TJSC#: 33-15000 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I545797

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2005, FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2005-D Plaintiff, -v.WAYNE A. ADAMS A/K/A WAYNE ADAMS, MARJORIE D. ADAMS A/K/A MARJORIE ADAMS, CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Defendants 09 CH 028039 12401 S. 91ST AVENUE PALOS PARK, IL 60464 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 8, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 9, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 12401 S. 91ST AVENUE, PALOS PARK, IL 60464 Property Index No. 2327-402-007. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-24045. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-09-24045 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 09 CH 028039 TJSC#: 33-15704 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I548621

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MARQUETTE BANK Plaintiff, -v.MAUREEN A. GAVIN A/K/A MAUREEN M. GAVAN A/K/A MAUREEN M. GAVIN, MAUREEN M. GAVAN, A TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 6, 2008 AND KNOWN AS THE MAUREEN M. GAVAN REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED AUGUST 15, 2008 , BROOK HILLS TOWNHOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 16654 17302 LAKEBROOK DRIVE Orland Park, IL 60467 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 18, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 17302 LAKEBROOK DRIVE, Orland Park, IL 60467 Property Index No. 27-30415-041-0000. The real estate is improved with a two-story townhouse. The judgment amount was $154,054.65. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certied funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certied funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to conrmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certicate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after conrmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court le to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Kimberly A. Padjen, GOMBERG, SHARFMAN, GOLD & OSTLER, PC, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1410, CHICAGO, IL 60604, (312) 332-6194. Please refer to le number 44945. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. GOMBERG, SHARFMAN, GOLD & OSTLER, PC 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1410 CHICAGO, IL 60604 (312) 332-6194 Attorney File No. 44945 Attorney Code. 90334 Case Number: 12 CH 16654 TJSC#: 33-11606 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I546359

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � WELLS FARGO BANK, NA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � ELAINE M. PIPIKIOS, RIVIERA REGAL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, RIVIERA REGAL CONDOMINIUM UMBRELLA ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 043786 11134 S. 84TH AVENUE UNIT #3B PALOS HILLS, IL 6 0 4 6 5 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 22, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11134 S. 84TH AVENUE UNIT #3B, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-23-101-116-1106. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-35320. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-35320 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 043786 TJSC#: 33-10903 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I546332

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � MARQUETTE BANK P l a i n t i f f , � v . � LAWRENCE C. WALL, KATHERINE A. WALL, WESTGATE VALLEY TOWNHOMES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 11240 1001 SPYGLASS CIRCLE, UNIT #1001 Palos Heights, IL 60463 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 14, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 15, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1001 SPYGLASS CIRCLE, UNIT #1001, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Property Index No. 24-31-404-056-1027. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. The judgment amount was $161,238.39. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: Kimberly A. Padjen, GOMBERG, SHARFMAN, GOLD & OSTLER, PC, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1410, CHICAGO, IL 60604, (312) 332-6194. Please refer to file number 44883. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. GOMBERG, SHARFMAN, GOLD & OSTLER, PC 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1410 CHICAGO, IL 60604 (312) 332-6194 Attorney File No. 44883 Attorney Code. 90334 Case Number: 12 CH 11240 TJSC#: 33-13061 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I544368

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB P l a i n t i f f , � v . � VALERIE SLACK A/K/A VALERIE BENNECKE SLACK A/K/A VALERIE L BENNECKE A/K/A VALERIE L BENNECKE SLACK, EDWARD SLACK A/K/A EDWARD F SLACK, FIFTH THIRD BANK (CHICAGO), UNITED STATES OF AMERICA D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 42063 9220 SOUTH 85TH COURT HICKORY HILLS, IL 6 0 4 5 7 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 24, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 27, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 9220 SOUTH 85TH COURT, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-02-314-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a one story single family home with a two car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1222725. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1222725 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 CH 42063 TJSC#: 33-13046 I546981

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Immature ‘Grown Ups’ by Jase Howell     Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James and Chris Rock have returned for another Saturday Night Live’s 1990s reunion with “Grown Ups 2.”     No, James was not part of the cast, once again he stands in where Chris Farley would have been. That actually worked well enough for what it was intended to be; essentially the foursome one-upping each other with slams four an hour and half with some nostalgic rock ‘n’ roll and a plot that probably could have been written on a cocktail napkin. However, there was nothing exactly screaming “sequel” about the film, especially considering it was riding on cliched fumes for the final third of the movie.     Yet, here they are again working with (it seems impossible) even less of a story. Sandler certainly doesn’t need the money, even though his last few films have beyond bad, but his cronies no doubt could use the paychecks. But these are just the headliners Sandler manages to fit in all sorts of “where have they been” SNL vets for in “Grown Ups 2.”

Call it the Adam Sandler Gives Back Tour 2013. Jon Lovitz, Cheri Oteri, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows — come on down and collect a few bucks.     Of course, at least these are professional actors. Sandler also has room in the sports world. Dan Patrick, Steve Austin, Chris Berman and Shaquille O’Neal all get parts, with Shaq actually giving the best performance of the bunch. I never thought I would write a sentence even remotely complimenting Shaq’s acting, but seriously, consider the company. And really, aren’t Berman and Patrick already obnoxious enough in their own mediums? Do we need them for any reason the big screen? But never mind, there is nothing about “Grown Ups 2” that feels like a professional film anyway.     Here we find Hollywood producer Lenny Feder (Sandler) and his fashion designer wife played again by Salma Hayek (because one can only assume Sandler has some compromising photos of her) with their family now living in the small New England town featured in the first film. Because where else do A-list film producers and

world renown fashion designers live, but in Mayberry. The opening sequence in the film features Sandler, Hayek and family being terrorized by a urinating moose that has wandered into their home. I point this out not because it’s funny nor important to the film, but rather a blueprint for this whole debacle. Only in Happy Madisonland would this pass for an opening scene.     And this is how most of this film plays the four principles supposed “grown-ups” running through scene after scene as if they’ve watched too many “Jackass” movies. The first film relied on a death to bring the old friends together, no need this time. Not only have Sandler and Hayek moved to his boyhood town, but so have Spade, James and his family, and Rock and his family. Yes, everybody had such a good time in the last film they all uprooted their lives to move back to this tiny town. Happy Madisonland, remember. Hey, we even find the that the J. Geils Band lives in town. Why? Because the film needs a musical act for a scene.     The film deals with bullies, which is where Austin and some

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Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler and the gang return in “Grown Ups II.” frat kids come into play. It’s quite evident that these sophomoric stunts (and they’re all here: urination, defecation, burping, farting — all of the trademarks of sophisticated humor) were strung into this terribly unfunny and pointless mess because, well, there wasn’t anything else funny to begin with. As far as the

somewhat witty slams prevalent in the first film, they’re almost non-existent here. Even when the attempts are made in between barrage of unfunny cameos, in this small town everything seems flat and stale.     Sandler’s latest exploits have all been rather lazy and lame. Subtlety has never been any sort

of strong suit for him, but at least there was some energy and a little originality in his earlier career. The characters in this film debate in one scene whether there time for having fun has passed them and they may be over-the-hill. “Grown Ups 2” gives us no reason to dispute that is the absolute truth.

Pierogi Fest next weekend St. Gerald’s Carnival August 8-11 2013 ~ Southwest Hwy. & Central

    The 19th annual Pierogi Fest will be held next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28.     The festival runs next Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.     Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Ind., draws more than 250,000 visitors, features more than 75 food vendors, almost 100 arts and crafts vendors and dozens of specialty vendors, along with four entertainment stages.     The highlight of the festival

is the annual Pierogi Fest Polka Parade which will be held on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m., through downtown Whiting along 119th Street from Davis Avenue to Oliver Street.     The parade features madcap entries such as the Precision LawnMowing Team, the Babushka Brigade, and almost 50 other entries. The parade has been described as perhaps the most bizarre such event in America.     The festival has been named by Oprah Winfrey as one of her favorite things to do; winner for the

fifth consecutive year of the Times of Northwest Indiana’s Best Festival and has been named as one of the 20 best food festivals in North America by Saveur Magazine.     The festival has been featured on The Food Channel, Travel Channel, CNN, television stations throughout the United States, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, China, Australia and the Chicago area.     For more information, contact the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce at (219) 6590292.

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Broaden Your Horizons This week Center Cinema

more. The classes are kept small to encourage individual self-expression. Registration is required. Call The Center at) 361-3650.

    Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” will be shown this Friday, July Movie talk in Oak Lawn 19, at 6:15 p.m., as part of the     CineVerse, the Oak Lawn Park monthly Center Cinema series at The Center, 12700 Southwest District’s free weekly film discussion group, will examine “My Favorite Highway in Palos Park.     Jimmy Stewart and Kim No- Year” (1982) starring Peter O’Toole vak star in “Vertigo,” a classic on Wednesday, July 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Oak View Center, 4625 W. thriller.     A discussion follows the movie. 110th St. in Oak Lawn (check buildFree popcorn is served. No fee ing signage for room number). is charged but pre-registration     The group will discuss Steven is necessary. Call The Center at Spielberg’s “War Horse” Wednesday, July 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. For 361-3650. more information call 529-9028 or visit cineversegroup.blogspot.com.

    • Things Every Young Lady Should Know — 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 24, participants will learn some of the rules that have been push to the wayside but are important for any young lady to know. This free program is for girls in 7th through 12th grade.     • Checkerboard Creation — 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 25, a tile checkerboard program where participants will put new skills into practice and create an oversized checkerboard. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     • Friday Night Live — 7:30 to (Continued on page 8)

7-11-13 Homestand begins on Monday, July 22nd vs the Gateway Grizzlies at 7:05 pm.

Labyrinth

    The outdoor labyrinth will be available for walking on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.     Weather permitting, the labyrinth will be set up near the chapel from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day. The Rev. Chris Hopkins will lead a group walk and instruction at 2 p.m. on Sunday. However, guests are invited to walk at any time. Labyrinths are large circular paths, conducive to spiritual meditation.     For information, call Pastor Chris Hopkins at 361-3650. If it looks like rain, call to be sure the labyrinth is set up.

Summer art classes for children     Registration is currently open for the final two sessions of summer art classes for children at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, which begin on July 22 and 29. The Log Cabins are a part of The Center at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.     Outdoor Art for Kids features an immersion into the worlds of art and nature for children entering grades one through eight in the fall. The children will explore the Children’s Farm and its surrounding woods, fields and creeks. These areas provide subject matter for the young artists, and also provide fun and action, inspiration, and raw materials. Each two-week session ends with an outdoor art show of the children’s creations.     The classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. for one week beginning July 22 or for two weeks beginning July 29. The cost is $60 for the one week session or $110 for two weeks. All supplies are included.     Summer art instructor Heather Young will teach the children to use a variety of artistic media and techniques, including drawing, painting, pottery, papermaking, papier-mâché, printmaking and

Discovery Isle at Isle a la Cache     Children’s programs are held every Wednesday afternoon through Aug. 28 at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.     The next of these “Discovery Isle” programs will be Wednesday, July 24, at 1 p.m. The program is free of charge and open to all ages.     “Discovery Isle” features a different activity or demonstration every Wednesday during the summer focusing on plants, animals or history. One week we might be looking for critters on a trail and the next week meet with a re-enactor portraying a voyageur from the 18th century to learn fun games and hear interesting stories.     Depending on topic and weather, programs may be held indoors or outdoors. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. and join in the fun.     Isle a la Cache Museum is at 501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road), ½-mile east of Route 53 in Romeoville.     For information, call (815) 8861467.

The Bridge Teen Center events     The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host Friday Night Live from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 19, with music from The G Brothers plus Outback Steakhouse samples. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     • Saturday Night — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 20, with music from Christal Luster plus Jimmy John’s samples. This event is exclusively for students in 10th-12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID.     • Mason Jar Lanterns — 1 to 6 p.m. July 23-25, a drop in craft station in which participants can decorate and create a unique mason jar lantern. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.

For more information call 708-422-0234

FREE T-shirt or hat for the first 250 fans courtesy of Standard Bank and Trust. Big Splash Days II and III scheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd and Wednesday, July 24th at 10:35 a.m. Water Activities All Game Long!

New Series begins on Thursday, July 25th at 7:05 p.m. vs the Evansville Otters

Autism Speaks - Chicago Chapter Night (All tickets are $10.00 with 50% of ticket sales being donated to Autism Speaks - Chicago Chapter. Jersey Off the Back Night sponsored by Jeff Vukovich Nationwide Insurance Agent). $1.25 domestic draft beers and $2.25 domestic bottles

and Friday, July 26th at 7:05 p.m. vs the Evansville Otters Diamond Dig sponsored by J.U.L.I.E. - “Diamond courtesy of Killelea Jewelers in Midlothian.” $1.25 domestic draft beers and $2.25 domestic bottles.

Saturday, July 27th at 6:05 p.m.

Post Game Fireworks courtesy of Flexeon Rehabilitation.

and Sunday, July 28th at 5:05 p.m.

Standard Bank Family Day (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas for $40.00). * * Each family pack member will also receive a Little Debbie Snack Cake courtesy of McKee Foods.

Come early on Sundays for pre-game autographs, stay later to play catch in the outfield!

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Your Guide to Arts and Events in the Southwest Suburbs and Beyond Broaden Your Horizons (Continued from page 7) 10:30 p.m. July 26, music from End of December plus Giordano’s samples. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     For more information, call 5320500 or visit thebridgeteencenter. org.

Upcoming Introduction to Reiki     An introductory Reiki experience will be offered on Sunday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.     Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing, reported to be especially beneficial for those suffering from physical or emotional pain. Reiki practitioners led by Sharon Butler will offer their healing services to participants, asking a donation of $10 per participant.

    Registration is necessary, as the monthly Reiki program is limited to 10 participants each month. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Knitting classes     The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer six week knitting classes on Friday mornings, beginning July 26, 9:30 11:30 a.m. and on Monday evenings beginning Aug. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.     Master knitter Georgann Ring welcomes both beginners and experienced knitters to her classes. Beginners will learn to use the knit and purl stitches, to cast on and bind off, to manage simple increases and decreases, and to read a simple pattern while competing their first two knitting projects, a dishcloth and then a scarf. Ring will help those with experience choose individual projects and to learn more advanced knitting skills.     The class fee is $84. Beginning students should bring a fall of Sugar n’ Cream yarn in a light solid color and a pair of size US 9/5.5mm, preferably aluminum, knitting needles to the first class.

After the first project, students will purchase yarns and patterns after consultation with the instructor.     Registration is required. Call 361-3650.

Weaving class     A new six week weaving class begins at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, Wednesday, July 31, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.     Weaver Nettie Botts of Palos Park teaches each new student to create a sampler on portable table looms during their first three weeks in her class. For those who continue, Botts then helps them to design a project of their own choosing. Experienced weavers design projects in the pattern weave of their choice, using either the table looms or the large floor looms. Weavers make projects such as scarves and table linens of their own color scheme and design.     The cost of the weaving class is $84, plus a $10 materials fee for new weavers’ samplers. Students will purchase their own threads and yarns for future projects.     Registration is required. Call 361-3650.

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Herbal vinegars and teas workshop at Palos farm    An herb garden workshop will be held at the Children’s Farm on Monday, July 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The farm is at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park. Pictured is its herb garden.    Adult participants are invited to make bottles of colorful herbal vinegars using a variety of herbs, including purple basil, dill, nasturtiums, borage, chives, and tarragon, which the students will pick from the farm garden at the beginning of the class.    The class will also harvest and microwave-dry chamomile, lemon verbena, bergamot, stevia, and peppermint, which will be used to fill bags for making herbal teas. Instructor Lois Lauer says the vinegars make great marinades and vinaigrettes after brewing on a sunny windowsill for a few weeks. The teas will be ready to use when students leave class.    The class fee is $10.50 plus $9.50 for materials. The class will meet at the farm garden and prepare the vinegars and teas in the Anderson Activity Center kitchen at the farm.    Reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

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