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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Patrons defend library under bloggers’ assault by Tim Hadac staff reporter     After two weeks of headlinegrabbing allegations against the Orland Park Public Library made by two right-wing political activists, local library patrons had their say Monday night.     Opinions were offered at the library board of trustees meeting attended by more than 50 people at the library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave.     The core issue is whether or not the library should attempt to block pornography by installing filters on its computers that offer Internet access to adults, but some in the audience directed their anger at activists Megan Fox, of Mokena, and Kevin DuJan, of Chicago, for their sharp and ongoing criticism

of library staff.     In an emotional statement, Orland Park resident Tomasz Kusmider described how his son Mike, 14, and daughter, Julie, 4, have practically “grown up” in the library, located just a five-minute walk from their home.     He heaped praise on librarians and other staff, and with his voice growing louder in anger and the papers in his hands shaking, Kusmider blasted Fox and DuJan for what he described as slandering and hurting library staff.     He said he was speaking at the meeting because “we owe this to ourselves, the silent, sane majority. We owe this to our children, who are too young to defend their [library] guardians and educators.”     At one point, mere feet away

from Fox and DuJan (who were seated in the front row with some supporters), Kusmider looked at them with contempt, averted his eyes and said, “I cannot even look at you.”     Kusmider ran well over his allotted time and was asked by the board to stop his statement as the meeting temporarily got out of hand, with yelling by several people in the audience and Fox objecting to what she called a personal attack.     Fox, a self-described “Christian conservative prude,” also offered comment at the meeting and essentially re-stated her previous claims that the library’s adult Internet viewing area is a “giant porn hole” and “masturbation lounge” that endangers the safety of children in the building.

    Seated next to her was DuJan, originally from Cleveland who describes himself on his website as a “conservative, Christian gay man residing in the rainbow-tinted neighborhood of Chicago known as Boystown.”     He criticized library staff, particularly for recent statements to the press that he characterized as misleading at best and outright lies at worst.     Also at the meeting was a quartet of representatives from the American Library Association, who spoke against filters as tools that deny people access to information and often fail to block pornographic websites.     Before the public comments began, Board President Nancy (See Orland library, Page 4)

Photo by Tim Hadac

Framed by activists Kevin DuJan of Chicago (foreground, from left) and Megan Fox, of Mokena, Orland Park resident Tomasz Kusmider praises Orland Park Public Library staff and insists that in the thousands of hours he has spent at the library in recent years he has never seen anything “criminal or obscene” on library computers used by others.

To Russia with love, Heights hockey standout likely bound for Olympics by Tim Hadac staff reporter

Photo by Patt Bailey

Ticket to Christmas Walk     Clara Van Howe purchases her ticket for the upcoming Palos Heights Woman’s Club’s annual Christmas Walk, breakfast and vendors event from Jackie at Karen’s Hallmark, 6433 W. 127th St. in Palos Heights. Tickets cost $35, and are also available at Mona Lisa, 12330 S. Harlem Ave.     The Christmas Walk will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, starting with a hot breakfast and boutique shopping at Palos Country Club, 131st and Southwest Highway, before guests tour Palos area homes decorated in their holiday finest. The event is among the club’s largest fundraisers benefiting its community service projects.

    Palos Heights officials voiced their pride and sent their best wishes on Tuesday night to a local mother planning to head to Russia to see her daughter, an ice hockey star, compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.     Ahlise Coyne, mother of hockey standout Kendall Coyne, 21, spoke briefly at the City Council meeting about local fundraising efforts to underwrite the cost of transportation, lodging and other expenses related to getting her and husband John to Sochi, Russia in time for the Feb. 7 opening ceremonies.     The Coyne family and friends have raised about $11,000 to date and hope to raise as much as $25,000. “I have 400 T-shirts left [to be sold by Dec. 10], so that’s $8,000 [more] in T-shirts, plus with the fundraisers, I think we can do this,” she said after Tuesday’s meeting.     “Maybe after the Olympics, when they win, you can come back [to a City Council meeting] and bring her along,” said Mayor Robert Straz, with Coyne adding “…and hopefully with a Gold medal.”     While Coyne is not yet a member of the U.S. Olympic team — the formal roster will be announced Jan. 1 at the NHL’s annual Winter Classic hockey game — she is expected to be on the team.     “That’s exciting,” Straz said. “It’s exciting for your family, as well as for Palos Heights to have someone of that caliber representing us, so congratulations.”     “To be one of just 15 or 20 girls on this [Olympic] team, it’s pretty amazing,” added Alderman Michael McGrogan (4th Ward), himself a hockey star during his high school and college years.     Coyne said her daughter has been on the ice since age 3, and

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Kendall Coyne, expected to be named a member of the U.S. Olympic women’s ice hockey team. on hockey teams since age 4 or 5. She was initially given figure skates, “and was on them for about a week when she said asked to switch to hockey skates by saying, ‘I need the sport.’ She loved the idea of being on a team. That’s what she wanted.”     “She lived [hockey], it just oozed out of her,” Coyne added. “She watches an NHL game like none other. She sees things, and it’s just been a part of her for years.”     The second of four Coyne children, Kendall is often the smallest player on the ice at 5’1 and 125 pounds but is known nationally for her explosive speed, skills and savvy.     All four Coyne children play ice hockey, including oldest son Kevin, 24, a freelance news reporter whose work has appeared in The Regional News, as well as The Reporter.     Ironically, neither Ahlise nor her husband, John, skate. Both are athletes themselves, however. Ahlise was a competitive gymnast,

Photo by Tim Hadac

Alderman Robert Basso (2nd Ward) holds a torn photograph that he found in his yard this week, which may be a memento blown hundreds of miles by Sunday’s high winds. More on the storms’ local impact on Page 6.

How to help victims of tornado Downstate     Alyssa Greenwald, a graduate of Palos Heights School District 128 and Shepard High School, is in her third year teaching at Rantoul Township High School.     Many of her students from Gifford lost their homes in the devastating tornados that swept across parts of Illinois on Sunday. Thankfully, none were seriously injured.     The daughter of Gayle and John was a baseball star and base-stealing legend at Brother Rice High School.     Those who want to help the Coyne family travel to Russia and see their daughter compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics are

Greenwald, of Palos Heights, Alyssa is part of her school’s efforts to collect clothing, food and personal items, joining with staff, students, parents and the community to help families made homeless by the storm.     To help their efforts, monetary donations may be made to Gifford Tornado Relief, Gifford State Bank, Box 400, Gifford, IL 61847. encouraged to attend a fundraising party set for 6 to 10 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 27 at B.J. McMahon’s, 5432 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Admission is $15 per person (See Heights, Page 4)

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McCord Holiday Shoppe reopens the day after Thanksgiving     McCord Gallery & Cultural Center again offers the elegant antidote to the Black Friday shopping frenzy on the day after Thanksgiving.     The McCord Holiday Shoppe will present fine crafts by local artisans Friday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Closed Sundays.     Silk scarves, pottery, jewelry, glass and inlayed picture frames are among the items that will be available. And, yes, there will be some beautiful holiday decorations and ornaments as well. Shop locally and support your community artists.

    Pictured are only a few of the hand-crafted gifts for sale by McCord artisans, starting with ornaments by Elektra Musich and John Landin (photos from left). Necklace is by Jeanne Krapauskas and glass tray by Chris and Jim Freeburn. Also look for pottery vases by Kristi Sloniger and crosses from the Holy Land adorned as Christmas gifts by Jessica Loftus.     McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th and LaGrange Road), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit

The Regional News Thursday, November 21, 2013

Editor’s Corner

Readers Write John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917-1963

Yes for Independent Maps

Shots that tore our national soul

Dear Editor:     Following each census, our elected leaders are responsible for redrawing our state’s voting districts to balance changing and shifting populations.     In theory, these maps are supposed to be contiguous and compact. Communities are supposed by Jack Murray to be kept intact. In practice, the Regional News editor majority political party gerrymanders the map process to maximize     A few days after President Kennedy was assassinated 50 years the benefits to their members. ago, police in a small Mexican border town detained Palos Park     This practice creates a tenure pilot Will Martin and the aviator’s wife, his navigator Pat, dursystem for select politicians. In ing a refueling stop flying a plane from the U.S. to Nicaragua as part of the business deal Will transacted to purchase that banana the 2012 elections (the first election after the maps were redrawn republic’s World War II-era air force. following the 2010 census), nearly     Because of the assassination just north of the border in Texas, 92 percent of incumbents that all flights had been grounded, and the police chief of the small were on the state wide ballot town was sure the Martins must have had something to do with the murder in Dallas of the president. How the couple extricated were re-elected. Almost two-thirds of those elections were either unthemselves from that potential stint doing time in a Mexican prison is part of the plot of Will Martin’s compelling memoir “So contested or minimally contested. I Bought an Air Force,” the true story of a gritty Palos Parker in     This gerrymandering will often split communities and is designed Somoza’s Nicargaua. to marginalize and disenfranchise     A question on the Kennedy connection, of course, came up toward the end of the program at the dinner and book signing with voters in those dissected communities. the author benefiting Palos Park’s McCord Gallery and Cultural Center held Wednesday evening last week at Francesca’s Vicinato     Is it any wonder why so many people stay home on Election restaurant, a stone’s throw from the McCord House. Urged to Day? Is it any wonder why there tell the story, Will gave the very sound advice to his interlocutor is no accountability in Springto “read the book.” field? How can a state in such     After the program, the conversation at our table naturally dire straits return so many inturned to that trauma we as a nation suffered from the public cumbents to Springfield? Thanks spectacle of an assassin armed with a high-powered rifle literally to the map makers, our represenblowing the brains out of the young, charismatic JFK as he rode with his glamorous wife Jackie in an open-top Lincoln convertible tatives choose their voters when in fact the voters are supposed to in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. choose their representatives.     We Americans eat our heroes, I opined — kill or in one way     This practice must stop. A or another do them harm as a consequence of the dark forces nonpartisan coalition, Yes for unleashed as byproducts of our vulgar mass adulation. I reIndependent Maps, is circulating called that previous “Crime of the Century,” the kidnapping petitions to lace a constitutional of the Lindbergh baby, slain son of the famed aviator Charles amendment on the ballot in 2014. Lindbergh, and think of the shooting of Lincoln, and too many     This amendment would create other tragedies to enumerate here. John F. Kennedy was the an independent and transparent last Democrat he voted for, a fellow guest said, shaking his head citizen led commission to draw in remorse all these years later. His wife noted that JFK was the Illinois State House and Senso young, so charming, so full of promise that the assassination ate maps. The amendment would killed a truly special time: “Camelot, that’s what they called it, require that community boundarand it really was,” she said. ies be respected. It is not easy     In the half century since the tragic, sudden death of the 35th to change our state constitution. President of the United States on that Black Friday, Nov. 22, Nearly 290,000 signatures of reg1963, exactly 50 years ago tomorrow, countless books have been istered voters are required to get written and films made about the life and times — and grisly this amendment on the ballot in death — of the youngest man ever elected (he was 43) and only 2014. You can help by signing the Roman Catholic to serve as president. petition or better yet, circulating     This blackest anniversary weighing heavy on my mind, I petitions among your neighbors began sifting through The Regional archives a few weeks back and friends. For more informato research a memorial observance of this heinous, unpunished tion on Yes for Independent Maps crime that still cries to heaven for vengeance. Because The Reand how you can help in this gional is a local, community newspaper, I did not expect to find petition effort, please visit their much, but was disappointed to find so little. On Nov. 28, 1963, website: the very first issue after JFK’s murder, Page One showed an     If you live in the Palos area illustration of a soldier blowing “Taps” in a cemetery, captioned and would like to sign the peti“Palos area citizens join the citizens of the world in mourning the death of our President.” The same issue was filled with local tion, you can reach me via email news in Palos-Orland as we try to do each and every week since Michael G. Lombard our founding in 1941. A week later, the editorial page reprinted Palos Heights a prayer by the Rev. Paul Whittle in memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy given at the meeting of the Palos Heights City Council on Nov. 26. A short notice nearby noted that Maurice LaMore, a School board 1962 graduate of Eisenhower High School, was the Navy repremembers appreciated sentative who carried the presidential flag following the caisson Dear Editor: bearing JFK’s body in his funeral procession.     Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, was des    “For one, brief shining moment:” The Kennedy presidency it ignated as School Board Members has been said marked the apogee (high point) of the American empire. And it has also been said that America lost its innocence Day in Illinois, and Community Consolidated School District 146 when JFK was killed. The macabre spectacle of the Death of is joining other districts across a President in a motorcade on a street lined with waving and the state to thank these commucheering crowds was such a shock to our national consciousness nity volunteers for their committhat I wonder if we as a nation — especially our young people ment and contributions to our — did not suffer a form of a mass post-traumatic stress disorder public schools. that manifested itself in the rebellions and tumults that marked     School board members serve the turbulent rest of the decade of the 1960s into the disorders their communities without and malaise of the ’70s — from Vietnam, race riots, the drug culture, hippie and other protest movements, more assassinations monetary compensation to make public education the best it can — of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy — to Nixon’s be for every child. Their policies crimes and Watergate. and oversight guide the District     They stole so much more than a president when they killed as tough decisions are made on him in Dallas, Texas, 50 years ago. God help us all.

complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students.     As community trustees for the schools, school board members have oversight in District 146 for an annual budget of $38 million; 2411 students in grades Prek to 8; more than 400 employees; and five schools.     Each year, the demands become greater for school board members to help lead our community’s schools as they prepare students to be productive citizens and the leaders in a 21st century global economy. Without the efforts of school board members, local citizens would have less input into the way schools operate today. This is an excellent example of grassroots democracy and governance.     The least that we can do is to say “thank you” to these volunteers for lending their hands. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made locally by those most familiar with the needs of our community.     The men and women serving Community Consolidated School District 146 are: Mr. John Malloy, President; Mrs. Julie Jackson, Vice President; Mr. Dean Casper, Secretary; Mr. John (Jack) Carey, Mrs. Amy Connolly, Mrs. Donna Framke, Mr. Denis Ryan. Dr. Jeff Stawick Superintendent of School District 146

Give Swallow Cliff future more time for public comment Dear Editor:     I’m puzzled and concerned over the direction of Forest Preserve District actions at Swallow Cliff. Several years ago the toboggan chutes were removed. A week ago, “No Sledding” signs were put up at the site. At the same time an open house was held and plans for a new warming shelter and numerous other structures were shared, for the first time that I’m aware, with the public.     It’s quite a warming shelter, several times larger than the one that already stands there, unused. By my estimate over 100 feet on its longest side, and planted right at the base of the bluff. With sledding no longer allowed, I don’t see a need for a building that large. While some stair climbers come year ‘round (I am one of them), their numbers diminish in the colder months.     Shade will be lost if trees at the bottom of the bluff are removed, as they will be to make room for the warming house of these plans. In the summer, stair climbers rest, stretch, or cool down in the shade of those trees. Instead of the natural shade of the trees, they propose a canopy in front of the building.     Another huge concern is the chutes and ladders ramp. I don’t know if that will be utilized much by the wheel-chair bound. An ADA compliant ramp, with numerous switchbacks and rest spots along its length, will require removal of many, if not most, of the trees and vegetation from that section of the bluff. Staff at

the open house alternately described the ramp as purposed for wheelchair users or as a return to ground level for stair climbers. It doesn’t look wide enough for two-way traffic of this nature.     FPD’s own website describes the entire area around the parking lot and stairs as “ecologically disturbed.” All this construction will exacerbate that.     Other concerns: The stainless steel slide(s) belongs in a city park, not a forest preserve. The observation/sledding starter platform loses part of its purpose with the loss of sledding. And the observation tower at the top of the bluff? Not a terrible idea if the trees beneath it are retained. An eyesore if they are removed for the chutes and ladders ramp. The plans mention a concessions area inside the warming house, and, later, a seasonal concession stand at the top of the hill. What, no vending machines along the trails?     Ms. Kindy Kruller from the District was quoted in [a recent] Regional article that “All of our construction on this capital bond program has to be completed by June 2015.” I question whether the mere possession of funds in a budget warrants rushing forward with a project of debatable merit.     Permanent washrooms are a good idea, given the volume of use of the portable ones. I’d like to see a much smaller warming shelter, moved away from the bluff. I’d like the chutes and ladders ramp totally dropped from the plan. I’d like to see a study on the impact of all the proposed construction on this sensitive site. And I’d like to see more time for public comment, perhaps another meeting now that we’ve had a chance to digest this. One week is not adequate time with a plan making such dramatic changes to this treasure of the Palos region. Jan A. Pietrzak Palos Heights

Fundamental change is sometimes necessary Dear Editor:     Some people are fearful of the changes that President Obama has proposed through the Affordable Care Act. But America is the greatest country in the world because our presidents have made “fundamental changes” to improve it over time.     Slavery existed for almost 200 years and white people had the right to own slaves and exploit them for personal gain. President Lincoln fundamentally changed the lives of Americans by abolishing slavery and signing the Emancipation Proclamation. When the Founding Fathers created the Constitution only 5 percent of the population were allowed to vote because of various voting restrictions. The fundamental changes that have occurred over the years have allowed all people over the age of 18, regardless of race, gender and personal wealth, the right to vote. The privilege of a few became the right for all. Civil rights were denied to many Americans because of their race. Until 1964 certain racial groups could not drink from the same fountain, eat in the same diner, or attend

the same schools and universities as other racial groups. The Civil Rights Act fundamentally changed life in America and eliminated these inequities. “Fundamental changes” over the years have improved the quality of life for all in America!     The Affordable Care Act is another ‘fundamental change’ that will impact the lives of Americans. This law will make health care available to all people regardless of health and/or income. No longer will people be denied insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions, nor will they face maximum limits of coverage or be deprived of healthcare because they do not have the income to pay for it. Because of the Affordable Care Act healthcare has become a right for all Americans not a privilege for just those who can afford it. Dennis Wierzal Palos Heights



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What is your least favorite holiday meal food? by Bob Rakow (Asked at Palos Plaza, 127th Clinton Fuller,Photos Westmont Dennis Czurylo, Palos Heights Deno Moustakas, Palos Heights John Bilas, Palos Park

Street and Harlem Avenue)


    “I love the whole dinner.”

    “Probably beets. I hate beets.”

    Turkey. It’s not a big thing anymore. You eat it so much during the year.”

Mel Diab, Palos Heights     Beets. They’re too tangy.”

The Regional News Thursday, November 21, 2013

Six men charged in ruse burglary attempts

Stanley Miller

Alan Ely

Steven Miller

Tony White

    Six Chicago men are in custody and charged in connection with recent ruse burglaries in the area, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.     Charged with residential burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary is Stanley Miller, 32.     Charged with conspiracy to commit burglary are Alan Ely, 25, Steven Miller, 47, Tony White, 38, Peter Ely, 44, and Sonny Ziko, 37.     All six men were taken into custody on Nov. 13 by the Illinois State Police Ruse Burglary Task Force at a shopping center near Cermak Road and Cicero Avenue, officials said.     According to Orland Park police, Miller was positively identified as one of several men who attempted to burglarize a home in the 8900 block of West Briarwood at about

3 p.m. Oct. 28.     The victim said he was in his back yard when he was approached by a stranger who said he was “from the county� and was there to “clean up the ditch� behind the residence.     The stranger reportedly asked the homeowner to follow him to the rear of the property.     A few minutes later, police said, “the homeowner’s wife yelled to him from the back door that there were two strange men in the house. [The homeowner then] told his wife to call the police. The offender in the backyard fled to the front of the residence.�     The woman told police “that she had been sleeping in an upper level bedroom when she was awakened by someone saying ‘Hello’ numerous times. She got up and saw

a male white exiting the master bedroom. She yelled at him to get out of her house, [and] he went down the stairs with her following when she saw another male white. Both fled from the house and got into a gray van. The homeowners did an inventory and determined that they were not missing any property.�     Police said Tuesday that Stanley Miller was the man spotted leaving the master bedroom.     The six are also implicated, Palos Park Police said Tuesday, in a ruse burglary that occurred at about 4:20 p.m. Nov. 13 at a home in the 11600 block of West 123rd Place.     According to a statement, the “victim reported a male approached the homeowner at her home and informed her he was going to be

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Peter Ely

Sonny Ziko

working for her neighbor near her officials: tric, water, or cable company. They backyard and wanted to check the     “Ruse burglaryâ€? is a term used will tell you that they are there property line. The offender asked by police to describe burglaries to check on meters or boxes due the homeowner to follow him to that occur when criminals attempt to some fault or problem. They the back of the property. Victim to distract a person or people while will use a “fearâ€? tactic and say accompanied the offender to the in their home so that an accom- that you or your house might be rear of her residence.â€? plice can enter from another door in danger of fire or destruction     Police reported that the offend- to steal cash, jewelry and other due to the problem. er “said he would retrieve some items.     • New neighbor. They will say property line markers from his     If a solicitor comes to your resi- they are a new neighbor and want truck and never returned.â€? The dence, prior to answering the door, to show you where they are putvictim then “walked back inside attempt to locate and remember ting up a fence, drainage pipe, or her home and found her front door what kind of vehicle he or she is some type of major construction. open and boxes of jewelry open. driving (make, model, color, type). They want you to come outside [She] called the police.â€? Further, make a mental note of so they can show you where the     A second victim in Palos Park, the person’s attire and physical new fence, drainage pipe, or some police added, “saw a male ap- characteristics. If you do choose type of major construction is goproaching her home on Park Lane, to speak with a solicitor or utility ing to be. and he told her he was going to worker, be sure the other doors be working for her neighbor, near in your home are locked and/or Tips to prevent her backyard and wanted to check attended. ruse burglaries the property line. The offender     Do not allow strangers access to     • Demand to see identification followed her into the kitchen area your yard, home or garage. Call of people who claim to be village of her home. After a few minutes, 911 to report suspicious people or utility workers. the offender fled from the house asking for access to your home.     • Refuse to accompany strangand got into a gray van. The ho-     Below is a list of story lines ers to your backyard unless you meowners did an inventory and offenders are using: are positive it is a legitimate redetermined that they were not     •Inquiries about the homeown- quest. missing any property.â€? er’s water supply or pressure     • Deny strangers access to your     All six men are due in court     • Offers to repair gutters/fences home. next month in Bridgeview, au- or tree trimming and landscap-     • Call police if a stranger seems thorities said. ing suspicious.     Police are using the arrests as a     • Blacktop/driveway repair     • Check with neighbors to stay     • Saying a water or electricity teachable moment to remind ev-     • False statements about prob- informed about activity in your problem needs to be checked. eryone, especially senior citizens lems at the neighbor’s house neighborhood.     • Telling residents a family about the dangers associated with     • Inquiries about homes for sale     • Check on elderly neighbors member asked them to come by ruse burglaries. The following in- in the neighborhood to make sure they are safe. to do work. formation was released Tuesday     • Utility worker service. They     • Call 911 to report any suspi    Often times, the offender was afternoon by Orland Park Police will say they are from the gas, elec- cious person(s) or activity. talking on a two-way radio or cell phone in a language other than English, most likely with an accomplice. While the homeowner is distracted the accomplice will enter the home and steal CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING cash, jewelry, or other accessible items. UPHOLSTERY ANY ROOM WE CAN POWER WASH     We would like to remind resiJUST ABOUT ANYTHING SPECIALS: PER ROOM dents to be suspicious of strangL-shaped rooms & Great rooms $ are considered 2 rooms. ers that arrive uninvited to your 3 Cushions property. Ask for identification WHOLE HOUSE SPECIAL $ 2 Cushions and a phone number that can Any 6 Rooms. L-shaped rooms be called for verification. Most $ & Great rooms are considered 2 rooms. importantly, never hesitate to contact the department. — Dan Polk, Police Commissioner

Palos Park seniors won’t be alone: Call to sign up From Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller     We want to remind residents about the “You are not alone� program which assists Palos Park senior citizens who may be home alone during the day or live alone.     The program is geared towards Palos Park Senior Citizens who are self- sufficient, but would welcome a Palos Park officer to check on them on a regular basis.     The premise of the “You are not alone� program is for Palos Park police officers to check on senior residents periodically and make sure that they are not in need of immediate medical care, that their home is secure, that their utilities are working and that they are not being victimized by scams/ruses.     Any Palos Park senior interested in participating in the program is encouraged to call Chief Joe Miller or Officer Deb Legatzke at 671-3770.

contacts, medical conditions, allergies and even your doctors’ name/number?     That is why the emergency I.D. bracelet program was created. Emergency personnel will have access to your information 24 hours a day. It doesn’t matter where you are. Home or out of town, a simple phone call will give first responders the information that they need, when you may not be able to.

Ruse burglaries     Every year Palos Park residents become burglary victims by men and women who use ruses to either distract homeowners while inside their home or to get the homeowners outside.     Primary targets are elderly owners of single-family or town homes.     Past scams have included:     •Telling residents a fence on a neighbor’s property is being installed and they need to verify property lines.     • Saying there’s a problem Senior bracelet with the neighbor’s water and     What if you were to experience now their water needs to be some type of an emergency and checked. you were unable to communicate     • Posing as a worker in the for yourself? area and requesting a bucket of     Wouldn’t you feel better know- water. ing that if something like this     • Offering to perform landscapever happened, law enforcement ing such as cutting down trees. and health care professional     • Posing as a Village emwould have immediate access to ployee or employee of a utility your name, address emergency company.

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Orland comedy improv show seeks food pantry donations     The Orland Park Comedy Improv Team is doing its part to spread cheer this holiday season.     “We invite everyone to come laugh with us and we are helping the Orland Township Food Pantry by asking our guests to bring non-perishable food items to our Nov. 22 performance at the Old Village Hall,” said Improv Director Jimmy Mazeika.     The 2013/14 Orland Park Comedy Improv season is called “No Limits Laughs” with the next performance this Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m., at the Old Village Hall, 14413 S. Beacon Ave.     “Our shows are open to those ages 18 and older and it’s a reasonably priced night out, close to home,” Mazeika said.     Admission is $6 with one dollar from each ticket for the November show going to the township’s food pantry.     Improv team members are Kate Anderson, Kristie Ansinn, Kevin Chatman, Sean Conroy, Mike

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The Orland Park Comedy Improv Team is doing its part to share holiday cheer, making people laugh and collecting for the Orland Township Food Pantry at its performance this Friday. Eckert, Josh Gaytos, Frank Isa, Joanna Leafblad, Joe Nowinski and Bryan Riess.     “Call the babysitter now. Get a group together to go out to dinner and then plan to spend an evening laughing with some of the funniest people in the area on Nov.

22,” Mazeika said. “Oh, and don’t forget to bring some canned goods so we can all help those who need it this holiday season.”     Questions about the village’s Comedy Improv Team can be directed to the Recreation Department at 403-PARK.

ley Community College. Officials echoed Goldberg’s call for more support of small businesses.      Alderman Jack Clifford (2nd Ward) noted that the Palos Lions Club will move its annual Christmas tree lot from the Jewel/Osco near 127th and Harlem to a new location at First Midwest Bank, 12600 S. Harlem Ave., in the south end of the parking lot. Proceeds from the tree sales benefit local families in need, Clifford added.      Several aldermen mentioned the devastation of tornados in

Washington, Illinois and other places and discussed ways that Palos Heights residents can offer assistance to those who lost their homes. Alderman Robert Basso (2nd Ward) said he noticed strange effects of the extreme weather, including a backyard proliferation of birds he did not recognize, as well as a torn photograph he found that may be a piece of personal effects blown hundreds of miles—an observation similar to those made by several others in the area.

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Magic at Orland library     Magician Dennis DeBondt draws a laugh from Orland Park resident Laila Adedelal, 8, as he assures her that his levitation trick will work because he saw it once a cartoon.     The child’s mother, Tammie Ismail, smiles at the good-natured fun, and Plainfield resident Gavin Schnowske (right) relishes his role as an assistant in the magic trick.     About 50 children and their parents attended the magic show last Saturday at the Orland Park Public Library.     DeBondt ended his show by encouraging the children to explore “the magic” of the library, not just to learn magic tricks themselves but to discover an entire world of fun and adventure.

Orland library (Continued from page 1) Healy read a statement assuring all that the library has “very strong safety measures in place to protect all library patrons, especially children, from exposure to illegal or obscene material on the Internet.”     She added that the library has recently taken steps designed to tighten procedures, including requiring adult Internet users to present a picture ID that is kept at the help desk while they user library computers to use the Internet.     Not discussed by anyone at the meeting was the issue of how easily anyone — children included — can and do circumvent Internet filters every day.     “Porn is gross, I agree with that,” said Tiffany, a 17-year-old library patron who declined to give her last name and offered comment in the building’s lobby. “But you can’t stop people from looking at what they want.”     She added that students at her school routinely get around filters by using proxy servers that are readily available online.     “Plus, you could put [Internet] filters on the [adult] computers in this library or any library,” she continued. “But so what? People can just come in with their own

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(From Nov. 20, 1980)     We got quite a chuckle from reading the abbreviations of words in want ads in the daily papers. Advertisers ask that words be abbreviated because newspapers charge so much per line and the fewer lines the less cost.     Because the classified advertising rates in the Regional are so low we always try to discourage the use of abbreviations. We did accept one which had the first word as “beaut.,” an abbreviation for “beautiful.” Our first thought was, “Boy, she’s a beaut,” and we wondered why slang was being used. Then we came to “well const.,” and we finally figured it meant constructed.”     Now read more of the abbreviations: Lvg. rm., frplce., dng. rm., luxury kit., cer. tile, pan. rec. rm. (What’s a dng. rm.?)     The house was being offered

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devices — a laptop or a tablet or a smart phone — tap into the [taxpayer funded] WiFi at the library and go to any website they want. Don’t [adults] know that?”     In the end, trustees neither proposed nor took any action relating to Internet filters. Later in the meeting, after emerging from executive session, they passed, on a 4-2 vote, a 2014 budget that calls for a 3.75 percent levy increase.     Fox’s complaints against the library appear to stem from what she describes as inappropriate treatment she received from library staff in early October. She has written that “…none of this would have happened if the librarian who rudely chased me out of the children’s area (like an angry ghost haunting the stacks) would have just let me use a computer there like I had very nicely asked.”     As a right-wing blogger, Fox has criticized librarians in general as “purveyors and pushers of porn…they actively want your kid to have access to any manner of graphic pornography without your consent or knowledge.”     She has also examined whether “single mothers are destroying kids and society,” claimed that public schools are “modern altars for child sacrifice,” and described global warming as a “dubious scientific tall tale.”     In her Facebook profile, she

notes that she is “researching a new book on the indoctrination of children and anti-Americanism in Illinois’ public high schools.”     Fox appears to relish the attention her OPPL criticisms have generated, likening herself to a mama bear defending her cubs. “I’m semi-versed in media tactics, and I abhor evil with such passion that I won’t let go when I know I’m right, until the threat is vanquished or I’m dead.”     “I’ve grabbed the tail of Leviathan, and it’s going to be a hell of a ride.     “I’m a mom with a talent for stringing words together in a way that makes people want to read more,” she also wrote.

Southwest Symphony offers two Christmas concerts

    Experience the wonder and glory of Christmas when the Southwest Symphony plays its most popular concert, Home for the Holidays, at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and at St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland, Orland Park, on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.     Joining the SSO for this magical evening of holiday favorites are the St. Michael and Sacred Heart Music Ministries and the Voices of the Valley.     Tickets, from $5 to $25, are available at the door, in advance by calling 802-0686 and online at by a local builder and since he advertised it in the Regional he     Children 12 and under are free. will probably sell it, but it will Instrumentalists wishing to audibe a battle for the prospect to tion for the Symphony, should call decipher the verbage. the number above.     If you should buy the house     This concert is partially supinvite us over for a snk. lk. at ported by a grant from the Illinois your lux. kit. with cer. tile. Arts Council Agency.

(Continued from page 1) and includes food and a mug of beer or glass of wine.     Additionally, there will be raffles, a silent auction of sports memorabilia (including a Patrick Kane hockey stick, a Mario Lemieux jersey, and Bears-Packers tickets) and dozens of other coveted items. Kendall Coyne is expected to come home to Palos Heights this Sunday and be on hand at Wednesday’s event.     Tickets and more information may be obtained by calling Colleen Lamb Ferrara at (224) 440-8202 or by sending an email to     Those interested in purchasing an official USA Women’s Hockey National Team Fundraising T-Shirt are encouraged to visit Shirts are priced at $20 each, $22 for larger sizes.      Also Tuesday night, Straz and several aldermen praised Golden Shoes owner Marc Goldberg for delivering a frank assessment of the challenges facing local small businesses. Goldberg delivered his remarks before an audience of more than 200 people as he was named Entrepreneur-Small Business Person of the Year at the 18th annual Business Champion Award dinner held Nov. 6 at Moraine Val-

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Harvest Room plans a Thanksgiving feast

And seniors 65 and up dine for free by Tim Hadac staff reporter     One of the most talked about new restaurants in the Chicago area will share its bounty and gratitude on Thanksgiving Day in Palos Heights.     “This is one way we can give back and show our appreciation to the community,� said Carri Sirigas, an owner of Harvest Room, 7164 W. 127th St., which unveiled its holiday plans late last week, which includes free Thanksgiving dinners for senior citizens age 65 and older.     The restaurant will open at 8 a.m. next Thursday, Nov. 28, and offer its traditional breakfast and lunch fare until 2 p.m. At 10 a.m., the restaurant will roll out its special “Thanksgiving Feast� and offer it until 2 p.m.     “We’re going to offer antibioticfree, free-range turkey — or pit ham, plus turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes of candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows,� Sirigas added. “That’s seasonal stuff, most of which we still get from our local farm (Zeldenrust Farm in Chicago Heights, a favorite earlier this year at the farmers market in Palos Heights). We’ll also serve brussel sprouts with pancetta, parsnips, orange cranberry sauce, homemade biscuits, and more.�     The offer of a free meal for seniors applies only to the Thanksgiving menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, dine in only.     For all others, Thanksgiving dinner will be served at $19 per person, $11 for a children’s meal. Carryouts are available. Reservations are required for all diners and may be made by calling Harvest Room at 671-8905.     “We expect to be filled up,� Sirigas added.     Customers find the feast a nice touch.

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Harvest Room, 7164 W. 127th St., recently earned acclaim as a “Noteworthy Newcomer� by the influential Zagat ratings and review service.     “I think it’s good what they’re doing for the seniors,� said Orland Park resident John Karsten, 59, after he finished his brunch last Sunday. “Makes me wish I was 65.� He added that he may dine at the restaurant on Thanksgiving.     Julie Kawada of Chicago’s North Side agreed with Karsten, saying that “a lot of nice things are done around the holidays for senior citizens and others in need, but it’s usually basic foodstuffs, things like that. For an elderly person to receive a gourmet dinner, at no charge, from an outstanding destination restaurant like this — that’s something.�     Harvest Room, which opened earlier this year in the space previously occupied by Mr. G’s Pancake Factory and Palos Garden restaurant before that, is a family owned, upscale restaurant which has earned a considerable amount of acclaim from restaurant critics for its cutting-edge cuisine, health-conscious diners for its aversion to genetically modified food, animal rights activists for its commitment to serve

pasture-raised, grass-fed meats and cage-free eggs, and locavores for its dedication to purchase produce from small family farms and vendors in the area.     “Our concept is simple: from the farm to your table,â€? Harvest Room posted on its Facebook page earlier this year. “This is how we feel‌live green, buy local.â€?     Elegantly appointed, Harvest Room also boasts a full-service bar offering Mimosas, Bloody Marys, fine wine, craft beer and more.     The restaurant will offer $5 Bloody Marys to all those who participate in the 12th Annual Running For Kicks Turkey Trot, set for Thanksgiving Day in Palos Park.     Additionally, the restaurant plans to start a wine club, similar to what has been done successfully and responsibly in Napa Valley and elsewhere across the U.S. in recent years. The club, with a monthly fee and at least two levels of membership, would attract a range of wine aficionados, from connoisseurs to casual fans.

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Palos author signs book copies     Readers who enjoyed his new book had the opportunity to meet Palos Park’s Will Martin, author of “So I Bought an Air Force,� and hear details of his adventures at a dinner Wednesday last week at Francesca’s Vicinato in Palos Park.     Pierre and Arlene Adams, a McCord board member, were among the many guests who had their books signed by the author. The night with the author benefited the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center’s Capital Campaign for the Anderson Annex for the Arts.     Autographed copies of Martin’s book are now available at McCord, at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th and La Grange Road), Palos Park. McCord’s Holiday Shoppe selling gifts made by artists opens next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.     For more information, call 671-0648 or visit



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Family conducts own probe into the death of Worth girl by Bob Rakow Staff Reporter

    Two weeks after her daughter’s tragic death, Rebecca Tully vows that her memory will never be forgotten the cause of her death will ultimately be revealed.     “She shouldn’t have died,” Tully said Tuesday afternoon. “This is not an accident.”     And she wants to prove it.     “My family and I are doing our own investigation,” Tully said.     Prosecutors said Brittany Wawrzyniak, 18, died Nov. 8 after she was ejected from the backseat of an alleged drug dealer’s car Photo by Jeff Vorva after buying pills from him. Workers from Eclipse Awning repair damage caused by Sunday’s storm in front of the Worth Restau-     “We have to be patient,” said rant. The deadly storm did some minor damage in the Reporter communities but it was not as severe Earl Lane, Wawrzyniak’s stepas other parts of the state. grandfather. “(Police) are not telling us everything right now.”     Wawrzyniak met Eric Steven Johnson at the boat launch near 115th Street and Beloit Avenue in by Bob Rakow what could have happened. This Alex Olejniczak said. Worth. She got into the backseat Staff Reporter wasn’t major.’’     Outages affected more than of his car and handed him $200     Hickory Hills Village Clerk Dee 1,000 homes in an area roughly in exchange for 30 pills of Clon    The southwest suburbs escaped Catizone echoed Dawson’s senti- bounded by 87th and 101st streets azepam, prosecutors said. the havoc and destruction that Sun- ments. between 52nd Avenue to Pulaski     The prescription drug is used to day’s tornadoes wreaked on com-     “We were pretty lucky,” Catizone Road. Many of those homes had treat panic and seizure disorders, munities stretching from central said. “It sort of blew over. It was power restored by Sunday night, according to medical experts. Illinois to Frankfort, and residents pretty quick.” but an area near 93rd Street and     Wawrzyniak, a Worth resident realize how fortunate they were to     ComEd crews were working Tully Avenue remained without and Shepard graduate, began elude the life-threatening damage Monday to restore power to about electricity the following day, Ole- counting the pills while still in that accompanied the storm. 150 homes in the 9200 block of jniczak said.     Workers on Monday repaired 88th Avenue, Catizone said. Those     Olejniczak, a long-time critic of awnings at the Worth Restaurant, homes lost electricity on Sunday ComEd, said a damaged wooden 6948 W. 111th St., which were dam- when a downed tree branch took utility pole located behind Fox’s aged by high winds that whipped out a power line, she said. Pub, 9240 S. Cicero Ave., collapsed through several of the communities     Palos Hills, Chicago Ridge and during the storm, causing the outin The Reporter’s coverage area. Evergreen Park weathered the age.     Fortunately, the winds and rain storm without serious property     “It was weathered and warped caused only minimal damage damage or electrical outages, of- through,” said Olejniczak, who to homes and businesses in the ficials said. added that markings indicated that area.     However, power outages were the pole had not been inspected     Orland Park police arrested     “We’re very, very happy this again an issue in a section of since 1983. Mechelle R. Johnson, 35, of Chiwasn’t worse,” said Linda Daw- Oak Lawn typically affected by     He said homes in the 4600 block cago, at 11:02 a.m. Oct. 22 and son, who has been a waitress at storms. of 105th and 106th streets also were charged her with three counts of the Worth Restaurant for 16 years.     “Twenty four hours after the without power. endangering the life of a child. “It’s a big deal to us, but it’s not incident, residents of Oak Lawn     “It’s just a frustration,” he Johnson allegedly left three that big of a deal when you consider are still without power,” Trustee said. young children, unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot at Orland Square shopping center. A passerby noticed the children in a locked, white Toyota Camry and contacted mall security who then called police, according to the arrest report. Police said the children were left unattended for at least 30 minutes and the outside temperature at the time was 38 degrees. Johnson was also charged with unlawfully parking in a handicapped parking space and illegal use of a disability parking placard, police said. No court information was provided in the police report.     In other Orland Park police news, Miguel I. Ochoa, 27, of Orland Park, was arrested at 7:38 p.m. Oct. 29 and charged with retail theft and battery. Ochoa shoved a loss prevention agent who tried to detain him after he took a pair of Nike gym shoes with a retail value of $76, police said. He then allegedly raised his fists to fight the agent, who’d pursued him a second time, according to the police report. At that point, the security agent reportPhoto by Jeff Vorva edly called the police, who later Fences at the site of a new bank on 95th Street in Oak Lawn were twisted and knocked over after located Ochoa in the 8900 block Sunday’s storm. of Oakdale Court. Ochoa has a court date of Dec. 5 at the 5th Municipal District Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.

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the backseat as Johnson drove away. She opened the door of the moving car, was ejected and struck the pavement, prosecutors said.     She was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn less than one hour later.     Johnson, of Peotone, was ordered held on $300,000 bond. He is charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.     Tully said her daughter had no intention of purchasing drugs. Rather, the drug buy was a ploy to arrange a fight between Wawrzyniak’s friend and another girl, she said.     “It was all a ruse to set up a fight,” she said.     Tully contends that if her daughter intended to meet Johnson to purchase pills, the transaction would not have resulted in her death.     Tully said she is relying on God to guide her through the difficult days following her daughter’s’ death.     She said she drew strength from the outpouring of support shown during last week’s wake and funeral services.     Bridgeview police were needed to direct traffic in front of Hann Funeral Home where mourners waited in line for two hours to

pay their respects. There was a standing-room-only crowd for funeral services at New Hope Church in Alsip. The family had to turn away people who wanted to attend the luncheon following services, Tully said.     Wawrzyniak’s friends and family continue to post messages on the RIP Brittany Wawrzyniak Facebook page, which had more than 7,200 “likes” as of Tuesday. Her online memorial fund has raised approximately $11,000.     Lane said the family is struggling to assume “some sense of normalcy. It’s a period of calming.”     “There’s nothing you can say, nothing you can do,” said Lane, a Hickory Hills alderman from 1979 to 1991. “We lost a lot of love with Brittany, Brittany was special.”     “I know where she’s at, and I will see her again,” Tully added.     Several Facebook posts encourage people who may know more about Wawrzyniak’s death to report the information to the police. Worth police can be contacted at 708-448-3979.     Attempts to contact Worth police for an update on the investigation were unsuccessful.

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Orland Township seniors learn self-defense tips against scams     “The scams are the same, the faces just change,” Michelle Maxia told local seniors at a self-defense seminar held in Orland Township’s Activity Center.     The workshop held Nov. 1 was intended to teach seniors about the threats of home invasion and identity theft, both of which are prevalent threats to the area’s senior population.     The seminar was conducted by Maxia, a former police officer who now runs the local charity, Toy Box Connection, and Howard Kirchhoff, a retired police officer and former private detective. Maxia and Kirchhoff have been teaching self-defense classes together for years and call their collaboration Heads Up Common Sense. This was their first seminar for seniors at Orland Township, and they hope more classes will follow.     “Seniors appear vulnerable because of their age, making them easy targets for scams,” Maxia said. Whether it’s online or at their front door, seniors are at a high risk for falling victim to fraud.     The duo informed their audience that, according to Orland Park Police, today’s threats are taking place on seniors’ front steps.     “If someone knocks on your front door and it’s a person you’ve never seen or didn’t invite, 98 percent of the time that person is a predator,” Kirchhoff said. These uninvited guests will often say they are doing work at your neighbor’s house or down the block, making them seem trustworthy. Sometimes they will try to make a connection and claim that they know you or did work on your house years back. For example,

someone might say they shingled your roof ten years earlier and they were in the neighborhood working on another house and happened to notice some shingles falling off of your roof. They will offer to repair it for cheap and ask for a check up front.     Another popular method of theft occurs when seniors are sitting in their yard or garage. A stranger will introduce themselves and claim to be a new neighbor. This will distract seniors while another person sneaks in through an open door and steals items inside the house.     How to prevent scams like this in the senior community? Maxia says the steps are simple: never open your door more than a crack and if you do not know/did not invite the person standing on the other side, ask them to wait a minute, close the door and call the police. Orland Park Police say that nine times out of ten when they arrive on these calls the solicitor is in fact, a predator.     Seniors should also call the police if they fall victim to a scam

or crime. The speakers said that often times, seniors are too embarrassed to call.     “The police are waiting,” Maxia said. “They want to get these scam artists, but they can’t do it without your help.”     Whether you call to report someone outside your door or an event that has happened in the past, you are helping others not become victims.     Other helpful tips include:     • Make sure all house doors are locked at all times.     • Never give out your social security number or bank account information.     • Trust your intuition — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.     • Never invite strangers inside.     • If an intruder does get in, DO NOT fight them. We never know when someone is armed. It is best to let intruders take what they want — money, jewelry, etc. — and call police immediately after they leave. — Orland Township

ORLAND PARK POLICE     Saul Bravo-Rivera, 24, of Orland Park, was arrested at 12:58 p.m. Oct. 21 and charged with speeding in a construction zone and driving without a valid driver’s license. Bravo-Rivera allegedly drove 58 mph in a 35 mph zone. He has a court date of Dec. 3 in Bridgeview.     Guillermo Ramero, 17, of Orland Park, was arrested at 12:22 p.m. Oct. 11 and charged with illegal use of a sound amplification system. The stereo in the car Ramero drove could be heard from a distance of more than 75 feet, police said. He was also charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license. Ramero had an Oct. 25 court date in Bridgeview.     Mohammed Jaber, 22, of Orland Park, was arrested at 12:47 a.m. Oct. 23 and charged with driving while license suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with expired registration and driving without a rear registration plate light. An officer stopped Jaber in the 8400 block of 151st Street, according to the police report. He has a court date of Nov. 26 in Bridgeview.     Rimas M. Grybauskas, 20, of Orland Park, was cited with underage consumption of alcohol by a minor at 1:53 a.m. Oct. 25 after he was stopped near 151st Street and Wolf Road for driving more than 20 mph over the posted speed

limit, police said. Grybauskas had a hearing date of Nov. 12 at the Civic Center in Orland Park.     Byanca P. Urbina, 24, of Orland Park, was cited with retail theft at 7:36 p.m. Oct. 18 after she took three children’s clothing items with a total retail value of $25 from a store at the Orland Square shopping center, police said. A loss prevention agent said Urbina appeared to be carrying fewer items after she exited a fitting room than when she entered, police said. Employees then checked and found the fitting room empty, and confronted Urbina outside the store, police said. She had a hearing date of Nov. 12 in Orland Park.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR THE CITY OF PALOS HEIGHTS A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for the City of Palos Heights for 2013 will be held on December 3rd, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. at the City Administrative Center, 7607 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Thomas Kantas, City Clerk, 7607 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463, telephone (708) 361-1800. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $6,280,172.00. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $7,038,825.00. This represents an increase of 12.08% over the previous year. The property taxes extended or abated for debt service and public building commission leases for 2012 were $393,997.00. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2013 are $330,310.00. This represents a decrease of 16.16% over the previous year. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $6,674,169.00.

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Michelle Maxia and Howard Kirchhoff of Heads up Common Sense talk about scams that target senior citizens.

The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $7,369,135.00. This represents an increase of 10.41% over the previous year.

The Regional News Section 1-A Thursday, November 21, 2013

Community Notes Orland Grassland seeding event     The Orland Grassland welcomes volunteers to help with its grand seeding event this Saturday, Nov. 23.     Gather at 9 a.m. at the parking lot on 167th Street just west of La Grange Road. Dress for hiking in natural terrain.     Each year the native seed harvest is celebrated by casting the rare seed the Orland Grassland Volunteers collected throughout the year. People form wide seeding lines, walking the hilltops and swales, shaking the seed in very special places throughout

the site.     Visit for more information, or call Pat Hayes at 220-9596.

Christmas House Walk     The Palos Heights Woman’s Club 2013 Christmas House Walk, Home for the Holidays, is planned for Saturday, Dec 7, starting at Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Highway.     Tickets cost $35 for breakfast, boutique and house walk. They are available now through Dec. 3 at Karen’s Hallmark, 6433 W. 127th St., and Mona Lisa, 12330-B S. Harlem Ave., both in Palos Heights

Photos by Tim Hadac

Now that’s convenience

Benefits and Fundraisers

    Orland Park resident James McNally (top photo, at left) watches volunteers unload several old TVs from his car at the“3-in-1” recycling event held Nov.9 at the Orland Township Highway Department facility at 16125 S. Wolf Road.     Volunteer John Rudniski, of Orland Park, checks a jar of giardiniera to ensure that its seal is intact as he accepts donations for the Orland Township Food Pantry, another service provided at the dropoff (left).     According to Highway Commissioner Brian Younker, about a thousand vehicles pulled into the four-hour event to drop off unwanted electronics, shred unwanted documents, and make food and cash donations to the pantry.     The first car arrived at 6:45 a.m., well before the 8 a.m. start, and Cook County Sheriff’s Police had to be called in to direct traffic in and out of the facility.

Orland Lions Charity Bowl for Special Olympics

couple, includes three games of bowling and dinner. Buffet dinner: chicken, beef, mostacolli, cole slaw, rolls, cake, coffee (dinner     The Orland Lions Club will hold only $15). a Charity Bowl this Saturday, Nov.     Pots include mystery, 50/50 23, from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at cards, shake-a-day, Dutch doubles Orland Bowl/Mickadoon’s, 8601 for bowl-a-turkey/get-a-turkey. W. 159th St.     For information, visit orland     All proceeds go to the Special Olympics. Cost is $30 or $50 per trip;

Club Activities Palos Heights Garden Club

Senior Notes Carpenters Christmas dinner trip

Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills. The production begins at South Suburban     The Palos Heights Garden Club     Join Palos Park Recreation for 7:30 p.m. Civil War Roundtable will meet Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 dinner and enjoy A Carpenters     Register at the Palos Park Recp.m., at Lake Katherine Nature     The South Suburban Civil Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 14, reation Center, 8901 W. 123rd St. Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine War Roundtable will meet today at 4:45 p.m., at Ciao Restauran- Registration deadline is WednesDrive in Palos Heights. (Thursday), at 7 p.m., at Ed & te, 10296 S. 78th Ave. in Palos day, Nov. 20. Make your dinner     Nancy Kuhajda, program coor- Joe’s Pizza, 17332 S. Oak Park Hills. selection at registration. The fee is dinator, Master Gardeners, U of I Ave. in Tinley Park.     Dinner options include: pasta $46 for residents, $61 for UnincorExtension, is the scheduled guest     Battlefield preservation at An- with shrimp, artichoke and mush- porated Palos Park residents, and speaker; funny and informative tietam is the scheduled topic by rooms, grilled salmon, homemade $66 for non-residents. There is a program. Mary Abroe. lasagna, or chicken pignollo, com- discounted fee of $37.30 for Palos     Guest fee to attend is $5. This     If coming for dinner, arrive by 6 plete with soup or salad, beverage, Park Senior Club members. is the last PHGC club meeting p.m. Membership dues for all 10 dessert, tax and tip.     Transportation is not provided. for 2013. The club will resume meetings $20 single; $25 family,     After dinner, meet at the Doro- For ages 50 and up. For more meetings on Feb. 24, 2014. (phgc. $5 per students. thy Menker Theater at Moraine information, call 671-3760.

Library Notes Local musician in concert     The Palos Park Public Library will host local concert musician Jason Niehoff this Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m.     Niehoff will play an assortment of classical and contemporary music on his standing bass. Register by calling the library at 4481530 or visit programs.htm.     The library is at 12330 Forest Glen Blvd.

Heights library featured database     Love to travel? Try A to Z World Travel an online travel guide for 202 world cities that is accessible anywhere and is customizable to your needs.     Access is available in the library or online at services/online-databases.html by clicking “Alphabetical List.” Scroll down and click on “A to Z World Travel” to begin. Use your Palos Heights library card number to login.

Heights library youth programs     • Teen Gaming — Grades 6 and up can play the Palos Heights Pub-

lic Library’s Wii or Xbox in the Young Adult area every Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Games are provided. No registration necessary.     • Holiday Etiquette for Kids this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 7 – 12. Teachers from the Etiquette School of Chicago will show children how to use their best dining and gift-receiving manners this holiday season. Registration is required.     • Tween Book Discussion — Kids in grades 3-5 will discuss “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.     • Library Closing — The library will be closed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and all day Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.     The library is at 12501 S. 71st Ave.

    • Thursdays at the Movies today will show the film “Unstoppable.” There will be three showings: 10 a.m.(with subtitles), 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.     • Bring your projects to the Needle Club and enjoy the company of others while working on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. New members always welcome.     • Documentary Sunday on Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., will show the film “Stories We Tell” by Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley, who discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it.     • Join our iPad/iPhone User Group on Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., and share what you know and learn new tips/tricks from others. Bring

your device for practice and to share your favorite app. If there is interest, this group will continue to meet on a monthly basis.     • Join author Joe Ziemba for “When Football was Football”, a humorous look at the early days of professional football, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.     • Interested in knowing more about Facebook and Pinterest? Join in on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., for an introduction to these widely used social networking services.     Program registration is always appreciated. Register online at, by phone at 448-1473, or in person. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Heights library upcoming events     The following will take place at the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave.     • The library is gathering contact information from those who want to learn and play American Mahjong. If enough players show an interest the library would provide instruction. Call Adult Services at 448-1473 for more information.

Welcome Emanuel Fontanini! Friday, November 22, Meet Emanuele Fontanini!

Direct from Bagna di Lucca, Italy, Emanuele Fontanini will be visiting us from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Emanuele will relate the creative process behind their world famous line of nativity figurines, and sign your purchases. Start a Christmas tradition for your family centered on the true meaning of Christmas. The special 2013 event only piece, “Anah,” $15.00 and the Exclusive Tour Only piece “Merari,” $22.50 will be available. Purchase $150.00 of Fontanini products and choose the “Ezra” nativity figurine or the “Palmyra Palm Tree,” as your free gift and have it signed by the great grandson of the founder of this century old company! These specials apply only during the event. Avoid disappointment and pre-order your favorites. A small deposit will hold them. Can’t make an event? No problem! Pre-orders can be signed and held for pick

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Walnut Room lunch     Tickets are available for Orland Township senior trip to the Planetarium and Macy’s on Monday, Dec. 2.     Seniors will enjoy a day at the Alder Planetarium where they will see the breathtaking show Cosmic Wonder. After the show there will be lunch at The Walnut Room, followed by Christmas shopping at Macy’s.     The bus leaves from the north side of 151st Street and 94th Avenue between Bank Financial and Robert Morris College at 8:15 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m.     Tickets are $75 for Township residents and $80 for non-residents. Tickets can be purchased at the Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. Hours are

Crafts & Bazaars Shepard Athletic Boosters crafts and vendors     Shepard High School fall arts, crafts and vendor bazaar sponsored by the Athletic Boosters will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the school gym, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights.     More than 150 crafters, concessions available all day.     Entrance is at door in the back of the building. Admission $2.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (403-4222)

Orland Twp. seniors Christmas luncheon     Orland Township’s Senior Christmas luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Orland Chateau, 14500 S. La Grange Road.     Tickets are $17 residents; $22 nonresidents, and include lunch, dessert and a beverage.     Entertainment will be provided by Just Friends, who will blend music and laughter with holiday sing-a-longs and nostalgic stories of Christmas past.     Tickets can be purchased at the Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., during business hours. (403-4222)

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The Regional News Section 1-A Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Crossword Puzzle “Come to Your Senses”


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40 Years Ago This Week     Thanksgiving took on a special meaning for Palos Heights School District 128 students as the children shared their goods with people less fortunate than themselves. Here, Billy Perry, Tom Cleary, Kelly and Kevin Keough of Palos Heights school examine some of the canned goods and nonperishable food items they have collected for the American Indians council.     Students from Arrowhead, Chippewa, Indian Hills, Navajo Heights and Palos Heights schools participated in the food drive. James Keogh of Palos Heights will transport the items collected to the council’s headquarters.

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From Nov. 20, 2003

10 Years Ago This Week     It’s the original community that became Orland Park.     The Old Orland neighborhood has retained some of the charm of its pioneer heritage. The Twin Towers church, built in 1898 in the Queen Anne architectural style, [was at that time] the only building in Orland Park that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The restored building can be rented for weddings, parties, meetings and other events.

Court Marshall: SXU names hoops court after Oak Lawn’s Hallberg     Bob Hallberg gave his own eulogy last week.     The Oak Lawn resident and legendary basketball coach was honored by St. Xavier University on Nov. 13 when the school dedicated the court at the Shannon Center in his name before his Cougars women’s team went out and beat Trinity International University 87-46.     “This is a very memorable occasion for me,” Hallberg told the crowd after the game. “It’s a fantastic night for me and my family. And what makes it so memorable for me is that I always thought when they name a court after you, you would have to be dead. But I am still around here to enjoy it.” Photo by Jeff Vorva

WHATIZIT?     We got most of you off your high horse with last week’s extreme close-up of a sequined cowboy boot (the point of the boot is on the bottom of the photo).     After some of the folks in the office found out the answer to that one, they moaned and groaned and wanted to kick the shutterbug in the rear with the pointed boot.     Only our friends Geo and Ther Rebe of Worth got it half right by guessing a pair of boots so they only get half of their names in the paper this week.     Incorrect guesses included a glass trophy, horse blanket, a glove the butcher wears when cutting meat so he keeps all of his digits, a running board, chainmail armor, a stirrup, a designer sweater, a saddle rug, a dancing outfit and a sequin tank top,     This week’s clue: It’s not some pie in the sky photo.     S e n d t h o s e g u e s s e s w i t h W H AT I Z I T ? i n t h e s u b ject line to by Monday night.     Last week’s WHATIZIT? was accidentally omitted from the Regional and we had some correct guesses from area players on the mailbox from two weeks ago.     Ludwig Soder of Palos Heights provided a little historical insight and wisdom.     “The original mailbox was called a snorkel box because of its looks,” he wrote. “The design of the box…is identical to the original box made in 1942 by a sheet metalist who worked in the mailbox repair section of the main post office in downtown Chicago. I happened to be present at the rough drawings made before the construction of the box. I should know because it was my father who designed and built this mailbox.”     Others who got it right were Palos Heights’ Ann Engelmann, Bill Bulthuis, Gina and Maria Musso and Jim Cap from parts unknown, although we suspect he is a Regional reader.

Notes north of the Cal-Sag by Jeff Vorva on the court.     “People will ask ‘who is Bob Hallberg?’ ’’ Hallberg said. “And someone will answer that question like they knew me and say ‘I know who that guy was. When Sister Catherine McAuley came over in 1843 to start the Sisters of Mercy, Bob was the captain of the ship.’’     He may have not captained that particular ship but has captained some winning teams and mentored thousands of athletes over the years. One of his early hires as an athletic director was of baseball coach John Boles in 1973. Since then, Boles has had a long career, including stints of managing the

Florida Marlins in 1996 and 19992001. Boles was one of several people from Hallberg’s past to attend the event.     Hallberg and his wife, Linda, have three sons — Bob, Bill and Brian. They have eight grandchildren — Nathan, Grace, Ben, Sofia, Gavin, Evan, Jason and Jake.     Hallberg turns 70 in February and still has a few more years of coaching ahead of him if he wants to reach that 1,000-victory milestone. Last year he told me he didn’t feel his age but he will know when to retire — “The day I can walk in that locker room and not be upset anymore after a loss — that’s the time I retire.”

Hall of Fame writing?

    He then joked that he would     I love music and good lyrical give his own eulogy and proceeded writing but I’ve often said that to take the several hundred fans writing lyrics is overrated because who stayed after the game down most of these people have months memory lane. and years to come up with a clever     The guy opened this season turn of the phrase. Not like us with 905 wins on the high school newspaper hacks, who have days and college level and that’s speand sometimes just hours and cial itself. But what is really cool is that every one of those 905 wins, coupled with 390 losses came while coaching schools in Chicago.     He is truly a stay-at-home coach.     He started his career at Kennedy High School in 1966 and since then he started up the men’s program at St. Xavier in 1971 and added stops at Chicago State University and the University of Illinois-Chicago before coming back to SXU where he started up the women’s team in 1999 and has remained there ever since.     Hallberg was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame last year, which is a huge honor, but he said that the Nov. 13 dedication “tops them all.”     He was gracious and thanked a bunch of people but he was also Photo by Jeff Vorva able to make a few more funnies Coach Bob Hallberg addresses the crowd last Wednesday, Nov. about what people in the future 13, the night St. Xavier University named the basketball court in the will think when they see his name Shannon Center in his honor.

minutes to be creative.     That said…     There are some brilliant and unforgettable lyricsout there. Here is a six-pack of some of my favorite rock lyrics:     • “With these vulgar fractions of the terrible clef. I wish you luck with a capital ‘F.’ ’’ Elvis Costello from the song “Love Went Mad.”     • “And then the lightning streaks across the room. You smell like something fresh from the tomb.” Richard Thompson from his tune “I Can’t Wake Up To Save My Life.”     • “She said that she was working for the ABC News. It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use.” Costello again from his song “Brilliant Mistake.”     • “That’s one more kid that will never go to school/never get to fall in love/never get to be cool,” Neil Young in his tune “Rockin’ in the Free World.’’     • “I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbequed iguana,” Stan Ridgway and Marc Moreland from Wall of Voodoo’s “Mexican Radio.”     • “Just get me to the airport/ put me on a plane/hurry, hurry, hurry/before I go insane/I can’t control my fingers/I can’t control my brain.’’ Joey Ramone in the Ramones tune “I Wanna Be Sedated.”     Great stuff, to be sure. But again, they had a long time to come up with that brilliance.     That said…     Harry Wayne Casey, also known as KC from KC and the Sunshine Band, was nominated for the 2014 songwriter’s Hall of Fame.     Huh?     You mean a guy who can write “Do a little dance/make a little love/get down tonight” and “I wanna be your/your rubber ball’’ is up for Hall of Fame status? Man, did I get the wrong writing business.

The Regional News Section 1-A Thursday, November 21, 2013

Healthy Answers for Life by Carolyn Johnson

CoQ10, statins and heart health Dear Carolyn,     I take cholesterol medicine, and my brother says I need to be taking vitamin CoQ10, to help prevent side effects people get from statins. I’m not usually one for taking vitamins, but if it will help to prevent problems I’m willing to try it. Do you have any more information about it? Thanks, Steven Dear Steven,     Your brother is absolutely right, you should be taking CoQ10. CoQ10 is a vitamin-like substance found in every cell throughout the body. CoQ10 helps the cells to produce the energy to live. It is most abundant in the cells of the heart, since the heart constantly is working to keep us alive.     The body can manufacture its own CoQ10, though that amount significantly decreases with age. People taking cholesterol lowering medications known as statins (examples are Lipitor, Crestor, Zo-

cor, and Lovastatin) particularly benefit from supplementing with CoQ10. Statins work by blocking an enzyme that’s needed for the body’s natural production of cholesterol. Unfortunately, that same enzyme also is the one which is needed for the body to produce CoQ10, a crucial nutrient for cardiovascular health.     CoQ10 is beneficial to heart health in a number of ways, helping the heart to run efficiently. Research has shown it to be extremely beneficial to patients with congestive heart failure, since the nutrient gives the heart the energy it needs to run. Research with congestive heart failure patients has also found that supplementation with CoQ10 significantly reduced mortality in people with CHF. Other research has found that CoQ10 can increase blood flow to the heart as well as work with preventing heart attacks, particularly a second heart attack.     CoQ10 is also commonly used

for preventing and/or reducing the muscle pain that often comes with taking statins. It’s theorized that CoQ10 helps with reducing muscle pain by correcting a deficiency of CoQ10 in muscle cells, and that by giving the cells the energy they need, it can reduce pain and cramping.     CoQ10 also has a long list of other benefits, including reducing migraine headaches, helping to treat periodontal disease, lowering triglycerides, aiding in muscle recovery after exercise, and lowering blood pressure. Research has even shown that it may be able to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.     The general recommendation for CoQ10 is 100mg per day, although some cardiologists recommend higher doses for people with heart problems. CoQ10 is a fat soluble vitamin, which means it should be taken with food for the best absorption.

   Healthy Answers for Life is a column that seeks to answer health questions and concerns from a natural perspective. To submit a question to be answered in a future column send an email to or mail to Healthy Answers for Life c/o Pass Health Foods at 7228 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.    Carolyn Johnson is one of the knowledgeable associates at Pass Health Foods at 7228 W. College Drive. Feel free to stop by the store for more information or advice. www.    This column makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases with any advice or products. Any health related information in this article is for educational purposes only. The ultimate responsibility for your choices and their effect on your health are yours and before applying any therapy or use of herbs, supplements, etc., you should consult your health care provider. Submitted photo, sponsored by Joy’s Best Friends, Ltd. Best Bites

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Pick of the Litter By John R. Fleming, DVM Dear Readers:     Antifreeze still kills pets. I remember one dog that was left for an hour in the garage and chewed right through a bottle of antifreeze and drank what had spilled onto the garage floor. With immediate treatment she lived. Many guys change their antifreeze this time of year so be careful. Clean up your spills and keep the containers in a secure place. Also watch out for antifreeze dripping onto your garage floor from a leaky radiator.     Antifreeze products contain ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, methanol or some combination of the above. Methanol is also present in windshield washer solution and gasoline antifreezes.     Most antifreezes contain ethylene glycol and these pose the greatest hazards to dogs. Some relatively safe antifreezes are on the market now that contain propylene glycol which is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). Ethylene glycol is said to have a sweet taste that is attractive to both dogs and cats and when it is metabolized by the body, crystals form that are deposited in the kidneys. Often the crystal formation in the kidneys is so severe that the animal dies from renal failure. I

“sandy” or “gritty” feel.     Signs of antifreeze poisoning occur usually within an hour of ingestion and the animals appear drunken or wobbly. Vomiting and increased urination may occur initially and sometimes the mild early signs are overlooked by the owner, delaying life-saving treatment.     After drinking antifreeze dogs may appear to recover briefly but cats remain depressed. Within 4 to 6 hours, more serious changes develop. The animal becomes acidotic, rapid breathing begins along with serious vomiting, decreased body temperature, irregular heart beat, severe depression or coma. Anywhere between 12 and 36 hours after drinking the antifreeze kidney failure begins to develop. This kidney damage is often irreversible and fatal. Submitted photo     Diagnosis is based on a history of Meet Lorelle and Zoe from Lock- exposure and blood tests. Because port. Lorelle has to keep a close antifreeze is absorbed so rapidly eye out for hawks in her area inducing vomiting is usually not when she has Zoe outside. One helpful and activated charcoal does has already shown interest in not bind antifreeze well and is snatching Zoe away. therefore not usually indicated. Animals that exhibit signs of inonce necropsied a dog that had ebriation or have a positive ethyldied from antifreeze poisoning and ene glycol test are hospitalized for when I passed the surgical blade monitoring and treatment. through the kidney there was a     Because every moment that

Health Beat Smith CCRC free support groups for dementia caregivers     Residents of the Orland Park and Beverly neighborhoods who care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will get together during December at free meetings Thursday, Dec. 5, at Smith Crossing and Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly area.     The hour-long gatherings at both continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be open to questions and comments from the assembled groups. Before ending, light refreshments will be served.     On Dec. 5, Smith Crossing’s resident services director Katie Liston and social service director Amy Majcina will welcome guest speaker Nancy Reed, hospice and palliative liaison of Passages Hospice. The topic that evening will be how to approach behaviors with-

out medication. Smith Crossing is at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park (enter at 104th Avenue and 183rd Street). To reserve a place, call 326-2300 or go to familyand     Dec. 10, Smith Village’s memory support coordinator Diane Morgan will lead an open discussion, some of which will touch upon how you can best prepare for family gatherings over the holidays. The meeting is being held at 2320 W. 113th Place in Chicago. To reserve a seat, call (773) 474-7300 or go to familyandfriends@smithvil

Back care class at Palos     Palos Community Hospital will offer a free one-hour educational Back Care presentation on spinal anatomy, proper body mechanics and lifting techniques, the role of physical therapy, and the benefits of exercise led by a physical therapist.     The class is offered from 6 to 7

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Alzheimer’s facts at Orland Township     The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois Chapter in collaboration with Synergy HomeCare and Orland Township will hold “Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., at the

passes means more formation of crystals in the kidneys, all antifreeze exposures are considered to be medical emergencies. Animals are hospitalized for administration of i.v. fluids to protect the kidneys along with medications to prevent further metabolism of the ethylene glycol.     In many cases, grain alcohol (“white lightning”) is added to i.v. fluids to allow the kidneys to preferentially metabolize the drinking alcohol (ethanol) over the ethylene glycol thus reducing the number of crystals formed.     I remember one freezing snowy Christmas Eve about 20 years ago. I had an antifreeze dog and we needed more White Lightning. I left the clinic dressed like a bum some time before midnight and drove all over Orland looking for an open liquor store. I finally found one on 159th Street and I don’t think the clerk believed me when I told him I needed the bottle to keep a dog drunk on an i.v. in intensive care for a couple of days.     For those people with pet insurance, or for those who can otherwise afford it, additional treatment with dialysis, performed by renal specialist, is available in the Chicago area.

This is Tide. She is a German Shepherd puppy born June 18, 2013. She came from a breeder and was in a litter of 12. She’s currently going to puppy school and is a quick learner. She enjoys all of the treats her Dad gets at Best Bites and eats them as fast as she can! She is definitely “Daddy’s girl”. She lives in Lockport with the Basick family. Tide is the 3rd Dog of the Week in November and qualifies to be in our “Dog of the Month Contest” to WIN $100 Gift Certificate to Best Bites! Voting for November begins December 1st IN-STORE ONLY. Receive 1 (one) vote for every item purchased thru Dec. 24th. Ask us how your Dog can be a winner too! Best Bites is located at 13034 S. LaGrange Road in Palos Park. 708-448-1515. Visit us online at Follow US on

Palos offers new technology for cardiac care patients

    Imagine watching your favorite movie on a 1970s television set. Then imagine watching it on a new high-definition plasma television. Most likely, you would prefer the sharper picture, right?     That is exactly what Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) can provide for heart patients at Palos Community Hospital.     Palos is the only hospital in the southwest suburbs to use the technology during cardiac catheterization to assist in diagnosing a coronary artery narrowing and to confirm ideal stent placement. Compared to previous imaging used in this setting and done with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), Orland Township Office, 14807 S. OCT uses light waves to obtain Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. images, with 10 times higher     This presentation will provide resolution, in seconds. insight into memory loss and     “This is a valuable addition to dementia, as well as introduce the current state-of-the-art techthe audience to techniques that nologies that are available here in can be used to make communica- the cardiac catheterization lab,” tion more effective and the time says Ravi Ramana, D.O., an inspent with loved ones affected by terventional cardiologist with Alzheimer’s more meaningful. Heart Care Centers of Illinois,     This event is free but regis- who works at Palos Community tration is required by calling Hospital. “The images of the blood the Alzheimer’s Association at vessel wall and any implanted (815)744-0804, or online at www. stent are much clearer.”     Because it’s such a new tech-

nology, there is potential for a number of uses for OCT that are currently being studied around the world.     “It is ideally used in patients who have coronary artery blockages that are borderline in severity and you are trying to determine if they are best treated with medicines, with a stent or with heart surgery,” says Dr. Ramana. “And if you treat with a stent, to ensure optimal stent placement.”     With the advancements in interventional cardiology and technology, many of the stent procedures performed at Palos are lower risk procedure, says Dr. Ramana. “The risk of any stent procedure will never be zero. In theory, OCT helps reduce those risks — not to zero, but closer to zero,” he says. “The difference in lowering a known 2 percent risk to a 1 percent risk may feel minimal ... unless it’s your family member.”     To find a cardiovascular specialist, schedule a consultation or learn more about heart care at Palos Community Hospital, call 226-2300 or visit paloscommunity — Palos Community Hospital


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The Regional News Section 1-A Thursday, November 21, 2013

Houses of Worship Faith United Methodist Church Orland Park     Santa’s Breakfast and Jamboree will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the church, 15101 S. 80th Ave.     Visit with Santa, get a free photo with Santa, crafts, storytelling, puppets and enjoy a pancake breakfast.     Children who are preregistered will receive a gift from Santa. Register for photos at Jamboree2.php or call the church office at 444-8560.     Breakfast tickets cost $5/adults, $3/children and $15/families up to six can be purchased at the door. (444-8560)

Highway in Palos Park. 4:30 p.m. (361-3650)     The Rev. Chris Hopkins invites all persons who wish, to participate. Living Word (361-3650) Lutheran Church

Wayside Chapel Palos Park

    Candlelit vesper services will be held every Sunday in Advent, beginning Dec. 1, at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in the Wayside Chapel at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.     Center pastoral director the Rev. Chris Hopkins invites all who wish to meditate upon the meaning of Christmas. The Dec. 1 services will feature a Christmas Cantata of sacred music by The Center Singers, led by director Penny Wills.     The remaining services will focus on the birth of the Christ child on Wayside Chapel Dec. 8, on the Shepherds’ experience Palos Park on Dec. 15, and on the journey of     A Communion service will be held the Magi on Dec. 22. The season on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, ends with two services on Christmas at 9:30 a.m., in the Wayside Cha- Eve, one for families at 3 p.m., and pel at The Center, 12700 Southwest a communion service for adults at

Orland Park

    The church welcomes all, especially during December when it gives a musical presentation each Sunday.     Dec. 1 the children’s choir will give their first performance of the year.     Dec. 8 starts Christmas themed performances when preschoolers have their Christmas program at the 10:30 worship service.     Dec. 15 the adult choir will present ‘Bethlehem Morning’ a Christmas Musical at both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.     Dec. 22 the children’s choir and Sunday school present their Christmas program at the 10:30 worship service.     Any and all children interested in singing are encouraged to join, as they will be practicing and performing through the winter and

Simple Gifts Orland Twp. food pantry teams with Whole Foods     Orland Township Food Pantry is the donation recipient of Whole Foods Market’s “Feed Four More” holiday donation program through Dec. 6.     Money can be donated ($1, $5, $10 or any amount) at the registers at Whole Foods Market, 15260 S. La Grange Road, Orland Park, to purchase meals for families of four in need. All of the money collected this holiday season will be donated to the Orland Township Food Pantry to purchase food for needy families in the community.     In addition to “Feed Four More” Two Men and a Truck will be collecting non-perishable food donations all November for the Orland Township Food Pantry. The collection box for non-perishable food is located in the foyer of Whole

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Foods Market. (403-4222)

Neat Repeats Resale accepting winter donations     Gently used men’s, women’s and children’s coats are sought by Neat Repeats Resale, also looking for new and gently used children’s winter clothing and toys.     Donations accepted daily at either store: Worth, 7026 W. 111th St., or Orland Park, 9028 W. 159th St. Now open on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.     Donations make a difference in the lives of women and children in their own community. All sales at Neat Repeats Resale benefit the clients served by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, which provides emergency shelter and other services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.

spring, ending with a performance on Mother’s Day.     The church is at 16301 S. Wolf Road. (403-9673)

Carolyn J. Alex

    Carolyn J. Alex, née Kremsner, 56, of Orland Park, died Nov. 15 at her home.     Visitation was held at Thornridge Funeral Home in Orland Park on Nov. 18. Interment was private.     Mrs. Alex is survived by her husband, Nick Alex, her daughters Ashley and Katie Alex and siblings: Julie Edwards, Mary (Mark)     Once again this year, Christ Lu- LaCien, Rich (Kathy), Bill and theran’s CHOICE Bakers will create Dave Kremsner. pies in time for Thanksgiving.     Mrs. Alex was born in Chicago.     Apple, cherry and pumpkin She was a interior designer. pies will be baked on Friday and     Arrangements were entrusted Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, in the to Thornridge Funeral Home, church kitchens. Orland Park.     Pies will be available for sale after all services on Saturday (5 Anjean Bandstra p.m.) and Sunday (8, 9:30 and 11     Anjean “Toots” Bandstra, née a.m.), Nov. 23 and 24. Iwema, 89, of Palos Heights, died     All sales are freewill offerings, on Nov. 17. with 100 percent of proceeds di-     Visitation was held at Colonial rectly benefitting families in need Chapel funeral home in Orland of assistance. Park on Nov. 20.     For more information, contact     A memorial service is to be held the Church office at 349-0431. at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church today (Thursday) at 11:30 a.m. Interment is to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.     Mrs. Bandstra is survived by her sons, Arnold and Barry; her High School. daughters, Arlene Achterhof, *** Barbara VandeCreek and Donna     Army Pvt. Stephen J. Law- Thomsen; her sisters, Margaret son has graduated from basic Brandsma and Lois Van Dyke, 15 combat training at Fort Jackson, grandchildren, 18 great-grandchilColumbia, S.C. dren and five great-great-grand    During the nine weeks of train- children. ing, the soldier studied the Army     Mrs. Bandstra was born in Chimission, history, tradition and cago. She was a homemaker. core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice Ralph W. Brockman in basic combat skills, military     Ralph W. Brockman, weapons, chemical warfare and 88, of Orland Park died bayonet training, drill and cer- on Nov. 14 at Smith emony, marching, rifle marks- Crossing in Orland manship, armed and unarmed Park. Visitation was combat, map reading, field tac- held at Colonial Chapel funeral tics, military courtesy, military home in Orland Park on Nov. 17. justice system, basic first aid, A funeral service was held on Nov. foot marches, and field training 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church exercises. in Tinley Park. Interment was     Lawson is the son of Kevin held at Abraham Lincoln National Lawson, of Orland Park. Cemetery in Elwood.     He is a 2011 graduate of     Mr. Brockman is survived by Andrew High School, Tinley his wife, Emily; his son, Roy; his Park. daughters, Linda Bos and Karen Rohder, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.     Mr. Brockman was born in Chicago. He was a retired selfemployed owner of Auburn Park Ella, Benjamin and Spencer. Cleaners in Chicago. He was a     He was a member of Yan- Navy veteran of World War II, kee Runners Club and ran in serving 1943-1946. many marathons, including two Boston Marathons. Memorial Betty J. Doornbos visitation and a service were     Betty J. Doornbos, née Vander held Tuesday. Interment was Woude, 85, of Palos Park, died private. on Nov. 12 at Palos Community

Christ Lutheran Church bakers sell fresh pies

Those who serve     Air Force Airman Susan L. Janks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas.     The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.     Janks is the daughter of Patricia Janks, of Palos Park, and John Janks, of Clarksville, Tenn. She is a 2008 graduate of Stagg

Hospital in Palos Heights. Visitation was held at Colonial Chapel funeral home in Orland Park on Nov. 15. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Nov. 16.     Mrs. Doornbos is survived by her sons, Timothy, Craig, Larry and Todd; her daughter, Darlene Veach; brother, Roger Vander Woude; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.     Mrs. Doornbos was born in Chicago. She was an administrative bookkeeper at a library.

Margaret G. Hay

    Margaret G. Hay, 82, of Palos Park, died on Nov. 13 at home.     Visitation is to be held at Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church on Nov. 25, at 10 a.m., until time of memorial service at the church at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Van Henkelum Funeral Home in Palos Heights.     Mrs. Hay is survived by her husband, James, her daughters, Caryn Connery, Lesley Wilson and Janice Hay; and six grandchildren.     Mrs. Hay was born in Scotland. She worked as a dietician in hospitals. She was a member of Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church. Memorials to the church, 12312 S. 88th Ave., Palos Park, IL 60464.

Donald C. Vetsch

    Donald C. Vetsch, 83, of Orland Park, died on Nov. 18. A memorial service is to be held at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Tinley Park on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m.     Cremation is to be private at Colonial Chapel Crematory.     Mr. Vetsch is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.     Mr. Vetsch was born in Chicago. He was self-employed and owned a carburator repair shop.

Auction will benefit mourned teacher’s family     A fundraiser today will benefit the family of Mark Reilly, the 5th grade teacher in District 146 who died after he was struck by a Metra train last Friday morning in Tinley Park.     The Memorial School PTA

will hold a Quarter Auction, with proceeds to benefit Mr. Reilly’s wife and children, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest.     Doors will open at 6 p.m., bidding starts at 7 p.m.     Guests will bid on more than

Cook County Scavenger Sale Notice to Property Owners 2013 Scavenger Sale Schedule and Delinquent Real Estate Tax List

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS This legal notice includes a list of real estate parcels in Cook County on which property taxes for 3 or more years are listed as delinquent and subject to sale as of Monday, November 4, 2013. SPECIAL NOTE: This list may include some properties on which the taxes were paid subsequent to the listʼs preparation. It is the property ownerʼs responsibility to verify the current status of payment. Under Illinois law, properties having delinquent real estate taxes on 3 or more years must be offered for sale by the Cook County Treasurerʼs Office. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS LISTED IN THIS NOTICE FOR SALE OF DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO TAKE ACTION SO THAT YOUR TAXES ARE NOT SOLD. CONTACT THE COOK COUNTY CLERKʼS OFFICE at 118 NORTH CLARK - ROOM 434, TO OBTAIN THE INFORMATION NECESSARY IN ORDER TO MAKE PAYMENT. The Scavenger Sale is scheduled to begin on Friday, December 27, 2013. The sale of taxes will result in a lien against the property that will add, at a minimum, hundreds of dollars in fees to the amount currently due. Sale of the tax and subsequent failure by the owner to redeem (pay) may result in the ownerʼs loss of legal title to the property.

50 auction items from vendors and businesses.     Admission is free. Bidding fee of $5 includes three paddles. Pizza provided by Ed & Joe’s Pizza — cash bar.     Mr. Reilly is survived by his wife Jodie and three children,





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COOK COUNTY DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAX LIST OFFICE OF THE COOK COUNTY TREASURER AND EX-OFFICIO COUNTY COLLECTOR OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Advertisement and Notice by Collector of Cook County of Application for Judgment and Order of Sale of Lands and Lots upon which All or a Part of the General Taxes for 3 or More Years are Delinquent, as provided by law.

COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS November 20 - November 21, 2013. NOTICE is hereby given that the said Collector of Cook County, Illinois, will apply to the County Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois on Friday, December 13, 2013, for judgment against all lands and lots hereinafter described as being parcels upon which 3 or more years of general real estate taxes remain due and unpaid along with interest and costs, and for an order of sale of said lands and lots in accordance with law. Final entry of said order will be sought on Monday, December 23, 2013. NOTICE is further given that in the event an order of sale is entered as provided above, on the 27th day of December, 2013, at the hour of 8:00 a.m., all said lands and lots hereinafter described for sale for which an order shall have been made, will be exposed to public sale at 69 W. Washington Street Lower Level Conference Room B, in Chicago, Illinois, for the amount of taxes, interest, and costs due thereon, respectively. The following is a list of delinquent properties in Cook County upon which the general taxes or any part thereof for 3 or more years remain due and unpaid; the name(s) of the owners, if known; the property location; the total amount due thereon; and the years for which the taxes are due.

Please note, where an “E” indicator appears immediately before a PIN in the column marked “CUR”, the real estate corresponding to said PIN may currently not be subject to taxation or may currently be owned by a governmental agency whose interest in the property may not be defeated by a tax deed. Where an asterisk appears immediately before a PIN in the column marked “CUR”, the real estate corresponding to said PIN may have been sold at a previous sale of delinquent taxes. In lieu of a legal description, each parcel of land or lot is designated by a Property Index Number (PIN). Comparison of the 14-digit PIN with the legal description of any parcel may be made by referring to records that are maintained in the various Cook County offices. The delinquent taxes on the parcels offered for sale are described solely by their Property Index Number (PIN), and NOT the common street address. Street addresses and classifications of the property listed on the sale list as of the date of sale are not guaranteed to be accurate. The Treasurer’s Office does not guarantee or assume responsibility of any kind, implied or otherwise, as to the accuracy of street addresses or property classifications, or as to the legal status or physical condition of the properties. It is the responsibility of each tax buyer to perform proper research to determine the property location, classification, nature, and condition of any property or improvements prior to the sale. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. With respect to parcels bearing an “E” (currently exempt) indicator, tax purchasers are encouraged to further investigate the taxable status of such a parcel before purchasing the delinquent taxes at the sale. When the tax sale of a currently exempt parcel is vacated, the final result may be a refund without interest. NO TAX BUYER IS ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A TAX DEED FOR ANY PROPERTY OWNED BY A UNIT OF GOVERNMENT. IF AND WHEN THE TAX SALE OF SUCH PROPERTY IS VACATED, THE RESULT MAY BE A REFUND WITHOUT INTEREST.


PROPERTY ADDRESS 8900 S 77TH 7604 W 91ST 7859 87TH 7808 W 88TH 9130 S 76TH 9136 S 76TH 9202 S 76TH 9147 S ROBERTS 9230 77TH 9510 S HARLEM 9120 BELOIT 9104 BELOIT 9114 BELOIT 9100 S FALCON RIDGE 9017 87TH 9417 S 88TH 9700 KEAN 9350 S 85TH 8516 W 95TH 9216 S 82ND 8701 KEAN 9427 KEAN 9001 W 92ND 127 COLONEL 5 CINNAMON CREEK 9131 DEL PRADO 9724 S MAPLE CREST 0 7800 W 95TH 7617 W 100TH 10264 S HARLEM 7701 W 107TH 7938 W 108TH 7430 W 111TH 11026 S OKETO 8755 W DARTMOUTH 8755 W DARTMOUTH 10800 S 84TH 0 10743 MEADOW 10980 S 84TH 10933 S 84TH 50 LUCAS 50 LUCAS

VOL CUR REAL ESTATE INDEX CLASS FROM YEAR TO YEAR 151 23-01-104-004-0000 5-90 00 11 151 23-01-106-014-0000 1-00 93 10 151 23-01-114-001-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-01-114-009-0000 5-92 09 11 151 23-01-300-016-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-01-300-022-0000 1-00 93 08 151 23-01-301-008-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-01-306-027-1032 2-99 05 11 151 23-01-311-020-0000 1-00 93 99 151 23-01-414-001-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-01-421-014-0000 1-00 05 11 151 23-01-421-027-0000 1-00 00 11 151 23-01-421-033-0000 1-00 99 11 151 23-01-422-013-0000 1-00 97 11 151 23-02-106-020-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-02-302-077-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-02-303-073-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-02-303-084-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-02-303-102-0000 2-90 93 11 151 23-02-418-043-0000 2-41 01 03 151 23-03-213-013-0000 1-00 08 11 151 23-03-400-030-0000 1-00 08 11 151 23-03-412-024-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-05-201-159-0000 1-00 02 11 151 23-10-200-016-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-10-200-027-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-10-208-025-0000 1-00 05 11 151 23-11-100-011-0000 2-41 93 11 151 23-12-100-052-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-12-400-039-1003 5-89 05 09 151 23-12-400-048-0000 5-90 08 11 151 23-13-300-030-0000 1-00 00 11 151 23-13-300-071-0000 1-00 07 11 151 23-13-404-025-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-13-404-027-0000 1-00 02 11 151 23-14-116-001-0000 2-41 93 08 151 23-14-116-002-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-14-400-026-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-14-402-041-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-14-405-012-0000 1-00 93 11 151 23-14-410-005-0000 1-00 94 11 151 23-14-412-002-0000 1-00 93 11 152 23-22-200-082-1051 1-00 06 11 152 23-22-200-082-1052 1-00 93 11

TAX AMOUNT 21,621.54 1,171.52 2,807.08 67,347.12 5,946.37 984.42 1,238.10 140.97 2,907.24 40,851.16 494.56 1,555.94 653.61 1,301.65 6,864.39 32,870.82 18,090.70 45,956.38 4,454.99 233.65 132,223.37 55,271.33 4,550.70 28,257.42 2,658.38 5,325.06 31,941.00 1,701.67 1,802.05 73,122.15 2,505.56 50,130.20 14,257.75 4,777.61 1,123.73 1,857.16 15,593.35 42,391.70 24,659.52 7,557.96 25,242.94 11,427.77 9,429.72 30,859.49

INTEREST 24,642.25 1,495.98 2,670.33 24,075.23 7,928.96 1,377.75 1,704.69 68.11 5,920.58 41,681.94 287.12 1,224.58 515.77 1,374.33 5,723.90 30,032.53 21,089.09 46,065.49 6,090.34 303.48 66,828.23 23,170.84 5,242.52 20,630.80 4,998.19 9,464.33 18,190.05 2,484.09 1,921.17 50,733.15 1,057.59 38,499.71 6,613.73 5,601.87 759.18 3,090.35 18,898.84 51,851.27 30,545.98 4,884.82 22,480.33 14,914.72 4,467.52 37,186.12

TOTAL 46,263.79 2,667.50 5,477.41 91,422.35 13,875.33 2,362.17 2,942.79 209.08 8,827.82 82,533.10 781.68 2,780.52 1,169.38 2,675.98 12,588.29 62,903.35 39,179.79 92,021.87 10,545.33 537.13 199,051.60 78,442.17 9,793.22 48,888.22 7,656.57 14,789.39 50,131.05 4,185.76 3,723.22 123,855.30 3,563.15 88,629.91 20,871.48 10,379.48 1,882.91 4,947.51 34,492.19 94,242.97 55,205.50 12,442.78 47,723.27 26,342.49 13,897.24 68,045.61


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VOL CUR REAL ESTATE INDEX CLASS FROM YEAR TO YEAR 152 23-22-200-083-0000 1-90 03 11 152 23-22-200-084-0000 1-90 93 11 152 23-23-100-024-0000 2-90 93 11 152 23-23-100-029-0000 2-90 93 11 152 23-23-200-024-0000 1-00 93 11 152 23-23-301-007-0000 1-00 96 09 152 23-23-301-009-0000 1-00 02 07 152 23-23-301-010-0000 1-00 96 09 152 23-24-204-002-0000 5-90 96 11 152 23-24-204-003-0000 5-90 96 11 152 23-24-204-004-0000 5-90 96 11 152 23-24-204-005-0000 5-90 96 11 152 23-24-204-006-0000 5-90 95 11 152 23-24-405-105-0000 1-00 94 11 152 23-25-300-089-0000 1-00 00 11 152 23-25-300-090-0000 1-00 00 11 152 23-26-208-007-0000 1-00 09 11 152 23-26-403-001-0000 1-00 06 11 152 23-28-404-013-0000 1-00 09 11 152 23-31-202-020-0000 1-00 93 04 152 23-32-102-012-0000 1-00 96 11 152 23-32-200-017-0000 1-00 96 11 152 23-32-200-018-0000 1-00 96 11 152 23-32-201-023-0000 1-00 95 11 152 23-32-201-024-0000 1-00 95 11 152 23-32-408-021-0000 1-00 94 11 152 23-35-105-036-0000 1-00 07 11 152 23-35-313-018-0000 1-00 04 11 152 23-35-401-031-0000 1-00 01 11 152 23-35-403-033-0000 1-00 96 11 152 23-35-414-007-0000 1-00 93 11 152 23-36-116-015-0000 1-00 93 11

TAX AMOUNT 2,834.18 2,460.86 18,325.64 67,668.41 4,070.52 4,795.59 1,758.60 5,059.56 48,782.96 48,782.96 48,782.96 48,782.96 161,039.02 11,325.45 10,684.24 10,593.67 9,534.50 25,360.02 1,367.37 342.54 229,236.27 406,544.36 388,734.18 34,538.36 105,084.50 27,232.25 344.21 632.00 8,064.38 7,052.93 1,769.84 10,231.09

INTEREST 1,700.68 2,984.62 22,421.19 101,794.35 5,405.31 5,036.58 1,733.96 5,567.80 38,361.55 38,361.55 38,361.55 38,361.55 212,167.10 14,183.74 8,044.12 7,656.41 3,620.35 12,295.30 478.52 585.55 205,461.47 343,915.09 328,989.59 31,565.49 91,221.88 34,476.61 157.93 417.00 4,137.56 7,632.34 2,450.02 12,633.40

TOTAL 4,534.86 5,445.48 40,746.83 169,462.76 9,475.83 9,832.17 3,492.56 10,627.36 87,144.51 87,144.51 87,144.51 87,144.51 373,206.12 25,509.19 18,728.36 18,250.08 13,154.85 37,655.32 1,845.89 928.09 434,697.74 750,459.45 717,723.77 66,103.85 196,306.38 61,708.86 502.14 1,049.00 12,201.94 14,685.27 4,219.86 22,864.49

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The Regional News Section 1-A Thursday, November 21, 2013

Have you started taking your RMDs?     Throughout your career, you have been working hard to save in one or more retirement accounts. Then, once you retire, you’ll have some new decisions to make. But one choice has already been made for you: the age at which you must start taking withdrawals, or “distributions.” It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these distribution rules because they can have a big impact on your retirement income. And you may even want to take action before the end of the year.     Here, in a nutshell, is the story: Once you reach age 70½, you must begin taking taxable withdrawals — known as “required minimum distributions,” or RMDS — from your traditional IRA and most other retirement plans, such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan or a 457(b) plan. A Roth IRA, however, is not subject to RMDs.     If you turned 70½ in 2013, you may want to take your first RMD no later than Dec. 31. You could

mum distribution, you may be subject to a 50 percent penalty on your underpayment, plus ordinary income tax as the funds are withdrawn. Jim     Of course, while you have to take Van Howe at least the minimum distribution from your retirement plans, you can always take more — but should you? There’s no one “right answer” for everyone. Obviously, if wait until April 1, 2014, to take you need the money, you may have your initial distribution, but you’d to go beyond the minimum when then have to take your next one taking distributions. But if you by Dec. 31, 2014 — and two dis- have enough income from other tributions in one year could have sources — such as investments in a sizable impact on your taxes. other accounts, Social Security and After you’ve taken your first RMD, even earnings from a part-time you’ll have to take one by Dec.31 job — you may want to stick with of each calendar year for the rest the minimum distributions and of your life — or until your ac- leave your retirement accounts as count balance is zero. intact as possible for as long as     These minimum distributions possible, thereby allowing them are calculated annually based on to potentially continue growing your age, account balance at the on a tax-deferred basis. end of the previous year, marital     Whatever your decision, you’ll status and spouse’s age. If you want to allow sufficient time to do not meet the annual mini- determine the size and timing of

your RMDs, because if you have several retirement accounts, you may need to make some choices. For example, if you have more than one IRA, you can add the RMDS and take the combined distribution amount from any one — or more — of your IRAs. And if you have more than one 401(k), you must calculate your RMDs separately for each plan. To help ensure you’re doing things “by the book,” consult with your tax and financial advisors before you start taking your RMDs.     You work hard to build your retirement plans. So, when it’s time to start tapping into them, you’ll want to make the right moves. 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.

Smith Crossing residents find value living in a continuing care retirement community     Tom Ryan and his wife, Rosemary, moved to Smith Crossing from Frankfort a little less than a year ago. Since then, the retired State Farm Insurance executive has noted that fees associated with living in the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park have helped make that a good financial decision.     The entry fee of 90 percent is refundable to the Ryans’ estate or if they decide to move to another retirement community. Permanent residency also includes a $48,000 credit per person for long-term care applied over four years at a rate of $1,000 per month. Long-term care options include: assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care services.     And, should the Ryans remain at Smith Crossing long enough to outlive their resources, they won’t have to worry about what will happen, thanks to Emilie’s Fund, which annually provides approximately $1 million of support to Smith residents who have outlived their means.     The Ryans aren’t the only Smith Crossing residents sold on life in the community, which recently received its second fiveyear accreditation and its first Gold Seal from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Smith Crossing is one of only 13 CCRCs in Illinois and 500 in the nation to hold an accreditation from CARF, which sets the gold standard for CCRCs worldwide.     Like Tom Ryan, Tony Sorrentino and Lorraine Kane recently shared their insights about the benefits of their Smith Crossing lifestyle at a recent luncheon for about 35 prospective residents who were given a tour of the retirement community that is home to 281 older adults.     “The biggest mistake people make is not considering the value of the amenities offered by a retirement community. Just in terms of dollars and cents, they

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Smith Crossing residents (from left) Tony Sorrentino, Lorraine Kane and Tom Ryan believe they are getting a good value by living at Smith Crossing in Orland Park. The continuing care retirement community is one of only 13 in the state accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. need to figure what they actually get for the cost and compare that monthly fee with what they pay to live in a house that no longer serves their needs,” Ryan said.     People choosing to remain at home, he added, may find themselves living in isolation with few supports. Plus their property taxes, maintenance costs and homeowner’s insurance continue whether or not their house is paid for.     “Our house had a shingle roof, for instance, which would cost a fortune to replace,” he said. “I also had nearly an acre of lawn to mow, and when we went away in winter, it was a matter of finding who would water the plants, who was going to shovel the snow, who was going to take care of our place if there was a problem like a flood in the basement. Now that we’re living at Smith Crossing, we can go away and there are no worries.”     Five years ago, the Ryans began shopping for a retirement community, realizing “we weren’t get-

ting any younger.” Four of their children live out of town and a fifth child, with Down syndrome, lives nearby in a community serving adults with special needs. Ryan indicated they feel so comfortable and welcome at Smith Crossing that their son serves as an usher for Sunday masses for residents.     Beyond feeling at home in the community, Ryan added, “As most people age, they will need some type of medical support, and we wanted to make sure that both of us had access to the finest care.”     Prior to relocating to Smith Crossing, the Ryans frequently ate in front of the television. “It’s much better now that we go to the dining room for dinner. Our meal is prepared by an executive chef and served at a table with a tablecloth and napkins,” Ryan said. “Not only that, but my wife who spent much of her life cooking meals and taking care of others has finally gotten to retire. It’s a much better quality of life.”

    For Tony Sorrentino, a former engineer who was instrumental in the development of the Supersonic Transport airplane, much of the value of the community comes with meeting interesting and talented new neighbors. Sorrentino recently remarried and moved to Smith Crossing, also from Frankfort, with his bride, Marilyn. “It’s quite a mix of people,” he said. “No two of us are alike. I like listening to what people have accomplished and what they are doing.”     Sorrentino said he evaluated Smith Crossing and compared it to other retirement communities much on the order of considering specs for contracts he had once overseen.     “What we experience at Smith Crossing greatly exceeds our expectations,” he told the audience. “We’re very pleased with our neighbors, with the staff and with our new home.”     Lorraine Kane, a third speaker for the luncheon, moved to Smith Crossing five weeks ago from Orland Park. She still works two days a week at Suburban Towing, a local company that she owns and operates with her son, Jack Jr.     She decided to downsize and move to a retirement community after her husband, John, passed away three years ago. For her, Smith Crossing fit the bill in terms of offering plenty of trips, planned activities, a Senior FITness Center, spa, library, and lots of opportunities to play bridge and pinochle. She also said she appreciates the places relatives can enjoy while visiting: a movie theater, pub, community store, courtyards and lunch Bistro. “My grandkids say the Bistro is just awesome,” she said.     “Beyond that I love my new apartment, and I love the elegance of the main dining room, the table cloths with napkins and fresh flowers. I appreciate the cleanliness. The staff is just fabulous too!”     For more information about Smith Crossing, call 326-2300 or visit — Smith Crossing


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Entrepreneur of Golden Year     It has been a golden year for Golden Shoes in Palos Heights.     Golden Shoes owner Marc Goldberg (center) is congratulated on receiving the Entrepreneur/Small Business Person of the Year Award at the 18th annual Business Champion Awards Dinner.     The event was held at the Moraine Business and Conference Center on Nov. 6 at Moraine Valley Community College. Shown with him are Camille M. Krecioch, owner of Type Concepts Inc. and Camille’s Confections, located next door to Golden Shoes (left); and Eda Schrimple, programs, outreach and events, Corporate Community and Continuing Education (CCCE), Moraine Valley Community College.     Golden Shoes, a community favorite, celebrates 50 years doing business in Palos Heights this year.



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Ready to Walk for Peace.     Joan Dietmann was happy to offer her support — along with her whole family.     “I kind of twisted their arms,” she said with a laugh. Dietmann, a Peace Village independent living resident, moved into the Village 15 months ago, but is already so committed to her new home that she convinced all of her children, who are scattered around the country.     Support didn’t just come from current residents and their families. Maria Powers and Liz Pardo walked in honor of their sister Lydia Irwin, who lived at the Village for about seven years. “Lydia loved it here. Not just the other residents but also the staff and the kids in the dining room. They were all very special to her and she was very special to them. Lydia loved crafting and made many “God Bless This Apartment” signs. When we were walking through today, we saw that many of those signs are still hanging. That is so very nice to see.”

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    Powers and Pardo said they have “suffered Peace Village withdrawal” since Lydia’s passing, and the Walk gave them a chance to support the cause and also to visit and catch up on news. “These weren’t just Lydia’s friends. They are our friends too.” Pardo remarks, “Really, Lydia might have needed this help too. Any one of us might someday.”     Walkers checking in received a wristband for lunch, a T-shirt and water bottle. Participants and all residents enjoyed ample opportunity to enjoy the sponsor booths, including free neck massages by Loreta Ternet of Alvyday Spa, gifts from the UPS Store, Chiro One Wellness Centers and more. Harvey Leffring, Peace Village CEO, opened the event with a prayer, welcomed the crowd of just over 100 all-age walkers, then thanked sponsors such as Chick-fil-A, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Remax 10 In The Park, Walgreens, Palos Health and Fitness and many more. — Peace Village

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Walk for Peace benefits Peace fund     In 1989, when Peace Village in Palos Park opened its doors to the first resident, average life expectancy was just over 71 years. Now in 2013, it is nearly 79 years of age. In keeping with an average retirement age of 65, that increase doubles the amount of time people spend enjoying their senior years. With increased interest in health and fitness, coupled with advances in medical technology, the years to enjoy life post-retirement will only continue to increase.     The Village held its first Walk for Peace on its grounds on Oct. 19.     Jayne Miller, Director of Fund Development at Peace Village said: “Sometimes seniors live longer than the financial resources they’ve saved for their entire lives. Or, due to an unanticipated catastrophic illness or other serious life event, it is possible that they can deplete the funds they thought would be adequate for the remainder of their lives.”     However, at Peace Village ensuring that residents can stay in their homes is part of their mission. The Peace Village Benevolent Fund was established with the goal of assisting residents who have experienced medical catastrophes or, even though they’ve carefully managed their income and due to no fault of their own, find they have simply outlived their money.     “This year we wanted part of our fundraising focus to be on new things we have never tried,” Miller said. “We wanted to do something that would involve our entire community of residents, staff, families of our residents and the general public, as well. Our walk made that possible — and we were happily amazed by the out-pouring of support.”


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The Regional News Section 1-A Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Go on with the wind RedHawks subdue Oswego in 8A quarters By Ken Karrson

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Mother McAuley players, seen here celebrating a sectional title, took home bigger championship gold on Saturday. The Mighty Macs claimed the 14th state crown in school history by knocking off Benet Academy in the Class 4A final at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.

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Taking it to the top Mighty Macs capture 14th state volleyball title By Anthony Nasella     Since becoming head coach of Mother McAuley’s storied volleyball program in 2005, Jen DeJarld has experienced a lot of success with many of her teams — but never the winning of a state championship.     That changed Saturday night at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena. There, the Mighty Macs capped off an incredible 2013 season by capturing the school’s 14th title in the sport.     In reigning over Illinois Class

4A volleyball for the first time in nine seasons, McAuley ended another team’s two-year stay at the top. Benet Academy was the Macs’ victim, 25-22, 25-19, in Normal.     Under DeJarld, McAuley had finished second in 2007 and third on three other occasions, including last year. And while she holds great affection for all the teams she’s coached, DeJarld understandably beams with pride when considering this year’s 40-2 showing.     “It was an exhilarating weekend

    The winds of change didn’t blow Marist off-course Saturday night.     A combination of stiff breezes and wet conditions in Mount Greenwood did force the RedHawks to go away from their preferred method of ball advancement. Evidence of that could be found in quarterback Jack Donegan’s season-low 14 pass attempts.     However, tailback Peter Andreotti was ready and able to pick up any offensive slack, and his exploits -- plus those of a suddenly robust defense -- were enough to keep Marist moving forward in the Class 8A playoffs. While visiting Oswego did fashion an early 7-all tie, the Panthers were kept off the scoreboard the remainder of the way.     Meanwhile, the RedHawks tallied twice more to register their second straight 21-7 win in the postseason. This latest victory carried Marist into the state semifinals for the first time since 2009, when it wound up playing for a championship.     To return to the state-title contest, the RedHawks must defeat Naperville Central on the road on Saturday. Those Redhawks punched their ticket to the semis with a 47-18 quarterfinal triumph over Neuqua Valley.

and an amazing season,” DeJarld said. “There’s such incredible satisfaction in what this team accomplished [by] keeping focused all the way throughout the season, from Aug. 14 to Nov. 16. It’s a long time, and to have and to keep that drive, focus and work ethic is a testament to these girls. All the hard work paid off.     “For all the teams I coached that made it to state — I’m very proud of all of them. We’ve finished toward the top in many seasons; last year, we made it down with By Ken Karrson (Continued on page 6)     Like objects of a prom queen’s scorn, Brother Rice has experienced plenty of heartbreak during the 2013 football season.     One last bout of it was delivered to the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at Joe Johnston Field. Seeing its first action in three weeks by hosting Fenwick in a Chicago Catholic League semifinal playoff rhonen Field sloppy and all those game, Rice was more rested than who trod upon it a mess. But the rusty as it jumped out to a 14-0 Bulldogs took care of the “down” halftime lead. before it became an “out.”     But then an old bugaboo     A 6-0 lead the Phoenix had cropped up, and three secondtaken near the end of the first half turnovers proved too much quarter still held up as the minto overcome. utes rolled off the fourth-period     The Friars used the last of those clock. Staring playoff elimination to set up a 34-yard Michael Cahill in the face, Richards managed to field goal, which was booted with avoid it by forcing overtime, which four seconds left in regulation. By quarterback Hasan Muhammadvirtue of the successful kick, FenRogers did when he raced 19 yards wick defeated the Crusaders 24-21 into the Lincoln-Way North end and moved on to face St. Rita, zone with just 1:42 remaining. a victor over De La Salle in the     Then in the extra session, Muother semifinal, this weekend. hammad-Rogers struck again. His     The winner of the Catholic 10-yard keeper featured the junior League final will appear in the signal-caller breaking a tackle and Prep Bowl at Solider Field the receiver Ryan Willett throwing a Friday after Thanksgiving. Opcritical block for him, and that posing it will be the champion of touchdown — which followed Tathe Chicago Public League. cari Carpenter’s batting down of     As for Rice (3-7), the narrow a Phoenix field-goal try — lifted setback was merely the latest in the Bulldogs to a 12-6 victory that a long line of them this fall. Six put them in the state semifinals of the Crusaders’ losses came by for the first time in 12 years. a total of just 49 points. One of     Richards (11-1) will square off those was an eight-point defeat with East St. Louis Sr. Saturday against the Friars during the regular schedule. (Continued on page 6)

    “They’re a great team,” Marist coach Pat Dunne said of Naperville Central. “They’re similar offensively to us [and] I’m not at all surprised to see them [at this point].”     Some people, though, might not have expected the local RedHawks (9-3) to be providing the opposition. But Marist has chosen the ideal moment to play its best ball.     That’s especially so on the prevention side, where the RedHawks have stepped up in a big way. While the negative weather elements hampered both Marist and Oswego, the latter also found itself mistake-prone -- the RedHawks forced a total of four turnovers, which continued a recent pattern of defensive excellence.     “Since the Benet [Academy] game [in Week 8], I think we’ve had about 20 turnovers [caused by our defense],” Dunne said. “The No. 1 big thing overall right now is the turnover ratio, which is a credit to everybody. [Receivers] Nic [Weishar] and Flynn [Nagel] have had a huge impact, but everybody on that defense has been flying around and playing to the whistle.     “This group is so close as a team. We’ve been practicing very good, and the leadership of our seniors and captains has been tremendous.”     Andreotti gave his defensive

mates a lead to protect on Marist’s initial series of the night as he finished off a lengthy drive with a 2-yard scoring run. The senior tallied again before the conclusion of the opening stanza, doing so on a 6-yard dash that was preceded by a Weishar reception that brought the hosts down to Oswego’s 8-yard line.     The RedHawks began the later possession inside the Panthers’ 40, thanks in large part to a Ryan Tucker punt that had pinned the visitors down at their own 1. Tucker also kicked his team out of trouble during the third period despite having to punt into the wind, as he landed a ball at Oswego’s 26.     Prior to Tucker’s kick, Marist had successfully gambled on a fourth-and-1 play at its own 28.     “The wind was a big factor, and we were going into the wind,” Dunne said in explanation of why he didn’t opt to punt the ball back to the Panthers sooner.     “We got up to the line quick and got it. Our O-line got those pushes, and P.J. ran phenomenally and took care of the ball.     “This was a tremendous team win because we played well in all three areas. We played on a short field most of the game -- that was definitely a big thing -- [but] we believe in every guy on this team. Whatever we do, we’re going to (Continued on page 2)

One more heartbreak Crusaders fall to Friars in final seconds

Dirty, but not down

    “It is what it is,” Rice coach Brian Badke said. “It’s frustrating, but we just didn’t get it done. We’re just not finishing [well].”     Badke elevated a total of 35 players from the Crusaders’ two lower-level squads to the varsity

prior to the contest, and one of those newcomers — freshman Ricky Smalling — caught a 45-yard scoring pass from Alex Alarcon that handed Rice a 2114 advantage late in the third (Continued on page 5)

Bulldogs brave elements, slip past Phoenix in OT By Ken Karrson

was down and dirty.     Halfway through Saturday     The second part of that descripnight’s Class 6A quarterfinal ver- tion never changed, as rain and sus Lincoln-Way North, Richards high winds combined to make Ko-

Photo by Jeff Vorva

Richards’ Tacari Carpenter (left) and Hasan Muhammad-Rogers watch the Bulldogs’ defense battle Lincoln-Way North’s offense Saturday night. Muhammad-Rogers’ two late touchdowns and Carpenter’s block of a Phoenix field goal helped Richards notch a 12-6 overtime victory in a Class 6A quarterfinal game at Korhonen Field.

Photo by Jeff Vorva

Brother Rice running back Marcus Jones looks up at the referee for a touchdown signal after crossing the goal line Saturday against Fenwick. A last-second field goal enabled the Friars to collect a 24-21 victory in the Chicago Catholic League playoff game at Johnston Field.


Jason Maholy is your new leader in the postseason race after last week’s 9-1 showing in the race for the postseason MVP. Jeff Vorva is a game behind him and the king of the regular season, Ken Karrson and reader Wally Findysz are two behind Holy Maholy. Anthony Nasella, he of big and hearty laughs, will probably not have the last laugh as he is four games behind with two weeks to go. The semifinals are this week and it is fun that Marist and Richards are still alive and kicking. On to the semis!

Last week: Final regular season: Postseason Marist at Naperville Central Richards at East St. Louis Loyola at Stevenson Batavia at Rockford Boylan De La Salle at St. Rita Mt. Carmel at Edwardsville Sycamore at Montini Leo at Lena-Winslow Lake Zurich at Glenbard West Stillman Valley at Aurora Christian

Ken Karrson 7-3 73-14 25-9 Marist Richards Loyola Batavia St. Rita Mt. Carmel Montini Lena-Winslow Glenbard West Aurora

Jeff Vorva 7-3 69-18 26-8 Marist East St. Louis Loyola Boylan St. Rita Mt. Carmel Montini Leo Glenbard West Aurora

Anthony Nasella 6-4 64-23 23-11 Marist Richards Loyola Boylan St. Rita Mt. Carmel Sycamore Lena-Winslow Glenbard West Aurora

Jason Maholy 9-1 72-15 27-7 Marist East St. Louis Loyola Boylan St. Rita Mt. Carmel Montini Lena-Winslow Glenbard West Aurora

Wally Findysz 6-4 72-15 25-9 Marist East St. Louis Loyola Boylan St. Rita Mt. Carmel Montini Leo Glenbard West Aurora


Section 2 Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Regional News - The Reporter

Cougars go retro in rout Traveling Incognito SXU ends campaign by blasting Olivet down Brutish Boulevard By Ken Karrson

Bartosh     It’s time to pay another visit to that famed psychologist to the sports world, Dr. Quincy Quackenbush:     Dr. Quackenbush: “My, you’re a big one. And your name, sir, is Mr. …”     Richie Incognito: “Incognito.”     DQ: “Sir, I can’t help you if you don’t even trust me enough to reveal your real name.”     RI: “I did. It’s ‘Incognito.’”     DQ: “OK, I guess for the sake of my records and, more importantly, my billing information, I’ll simply refer to you as ‘Mr. Smith.’”     RI: “But, Dr., my name really is ‘Incognito.’”     DQ: “Against my better judgment, I’m respecting your right to privacy, Mr. Smith. I don’t normally do that, but you appear to be someone who is fully capable of rearranging my office while I’m sitting in the middle of it, so I’m trying to stay on your good side.”     RI (growing angry): “Look, you quack …”     DQ: “That’s ‘Quackenbush.’ You really do have difficulty with names, don’t you?”     RI: (even angrier) “Listen, pal, you’re going to have difficulty putting your hat on your head after I knock your block off. I don’t like being subjected to your smart-aleck tone, and you’re going to be sorry if you don’t shut it down real quick!”     DQ: “Oh, now I know you — you’re Richie Incognito. I didn’t realize it until you unleashed that completely uncalled-for verbal outburst. Gee, with the baggage you’re carrying around with you, no wonder you’re sitting in my office right now.”     RI: “You’re going to be sitting in an unconscious heap if you don’t zip that lip, Skippy!”     DQ: “It’s ‘Quincy,’ not ‘Skippy,’ but if it’ll spare me a thrashing, then ‘Skippy’ it is. I’ve noticed in our few short moments together, Mr. Incognito, that you have some serious anger issues. I’m glad to see that you’ve sought out professional help to get those under control.”     RI: “They made me do it.”     DQ: “‘They?’”     RI: “Miami Dolphins management and the NFL. They said I needed to get a firm grip on my emotions before I’d get a chance to play again, and you were recommended to me. People have said you’ve helped other guys in my position.”     DQ: “No, I don’t think I’ve ever dealt with an offensive line-

man before.”     RI: “You really are a wiseacre, aren’t you?”     DQ: “Whatever wisdom I have obtained has been acquired through years of arduous study, much like you’ve done yourself, I assume. If I recall correctly, you were quite the star pupil at the University of Nebraska.”     RI: “Well, I did OK until I got into some trouble.”     DQ: “So you were smart, just not smart enough to steer clear of potential problem areas. What caused you to screw up?”     RI: “I was young and a football player.”     DQ: “I understand the first part, but what does the second have to do with anything?”     RI: “Come on, Doc, we’re talking the University of Nebraska here, where football is king. Nothing is more important to the people of Nebraska in the fall than Cornhuskers football — because of that, every one of us who has ever suited up on game day is revered to the point where almost any sort of bad conduct gets overlooked.”     DQ: “So what you’re telling me is that you had absolutely no qualms about abusing your privileged status and engaging in antisocial behavior?”     RI: “Yeah, that’s about the size of it.”     DQ: “And, by extension, you just figured you could keep on doing the same stupid things once the NFL came calling for you.”     RI: “Why not? Doc, how many pro football players have you dealt with? We’ve all got a screw loose to begin with -- how else could you convince grown men to keep pummeling each other game after game, season after season?”     DQ: “This latest episode with Jonathan Martin, though, has taken a particularly ugly twist. How do you defend yourself against your accusers?”     RI: “First off, Doc, I need to know — are you one of them?”     DQ: “Well, Mr. Incognito, it’s difficult to ignore the facts as spelled out in various media accounts …”     RI: “Since when did telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help their editors become part of a journalist’s job description?”     DQ: “But then we also have public statements made by Mr. Martin. Are we supposed to disregard those, too?”     RI: “Hey, Johnny knows I’m his buddy, his pal, his chum.

Boy, if a friend can’t ridicule you, who can?”     DQ: “But it’s evident that Mr. Martin felt the things you said were spoken with vitriol, not in friendship. Doesn’t that bother you?”     RI: “Well, now that I’ve been suspended, yes it does. But I’ve tried to cope with it as best I can — that’s why I went out and got myself a new car.”     DQ: “Did that make you feel any better about the situation?”     RI: “I could get away from nosy media slime faster with the new wheels, so I’d have to say that, yes, it did make me feel better.”     DQ: “But what about Mr. Martin’s feelings that he was the target of verbal abuse from you? How does he resolve those?”     RI: “I’ve got to tell you — a hot new ride would clear his head in a jiffy. I’ll even take him on a short trip in mine so he can make a more informed decision.”     DQ: “And that’s all?”     RI (growing angry again): “What am I supposed to do? Hand over the keys to my car to him? I mean, I had to land quite a few low blows over my years in the NFL to stay in the lineup, which is what enabled me to afford such a luxury.”     DQ: “So do you think you’ve done anything wrong?”     RI: “Ever? Sure. I beat up a few neighborhood kids years ago because they got on my nerves, and I didn’t always eat all my vegetables and …”     DQ: “No, I’m talking about now, with Jonathan Martin.”     RI: “I never did anything to hurt him physically.”     DQ: “What about psychologically?”     RI: “You’re the shrink — you tell me.”     DQ: “Sorry to say, I think you did. I sense that you’re a classic bully, Mr. Incognito, someone with whom there is no reasoning. You use your physical size to intimidate people and seek to obtain whatever you can through sheer force, and whoever doesn’t measure up to your warped view of machismo is made to feel inferior through your taunting and whatever other means you see fit to employ.”     RI: “Wow, you got me pegged pretty good. So does that mean you’ll clear me to play again?”     DQ: “I don’t think so.”     RI: “You sure you don’t want to reconsider? Trust me, little man, you won’t like the view from the trunk of my car.”

RedHawks (Continued from page 1) do at a great level.”     The only damage Oswego could inflict on Marist came in the first quarter, between the RedHawks’ pair of TDs. The Panthers reached the end zone on a 30-yard Steven Frank-to-Trevor Matczak pass completion, but they ended the contest with fewer than 200 total yards.     Tim Finucane (six tackles, two sacks) recovered a pair of Oswego fumbles to spearhead the defensive effort, while Ryan Mishka and Jawill Aldridge (five tackles, two pass breakups) each swiped a Frank aerial in the fourth quarter. Also making their presences felt were Marco Weidman (12 tackles), Marcus Pitts (nine stops, one tackle for loss), David Nelson (nine tackles) and Adam Miller (seven stops, two tackles for loss).     Aldridge returned his interception for an apparent touchdown, but the points were expunged by a penalty. The pickoff still represented a deathblow of sorts to the Panthers, although Oswego was already reeling before that.     Marist’s six-plus-minute march that was capped by Andreotti’s third TD saw to that, as it created a double-digit deficit for the Panthers and left them with relatively little time to try to respond. Andreotti racked up 111 yards on 33 carries to highlight the RedHawks’ offensive work.     “I’m proud of our guys, but right now the biggest thing is staying focused on what we have to do [next],” Dunne said. “Oswego’s over; now, it’s on to Naperville

he doesn’t think his athletes will “need much in the way of incentive” heading into next year. While Feminis acknowledged the Cougars’ season was one that a vast majority of NAIA schools would gladly love to claim for their own, he also admitted those individuals connected with SXU seek much loftier goals on an annual basis.     “We’re ready to jump off the ledge — 7-4’s not going to work for us,” Feminis said. “To me, it’s a credit to our guys and the coaches that we have such high expectations.     “The [Mid-States] crossover games killed everybody [this season]. We were beating up on each other.”     The Cougars weren’t the only traditional MSFA power to miss out on the NAIA tourney this fall. So, too, did defending national champion Marian University, which went 6-5. Grand View and St. Ambrose from the Midwest League and the University of St. Francis (Ind.) from the Mideast will be the MFSA schools in the 16-team field.

Statistics St. Xavier 20 7 Olivet Nazarene 0 0 First downs Yds. rushing Yds. passing Total yds. Att./comp. Fumbles/lost Had intercepted Penalties/yds. Punts/avg.

7 0

0 - 34 7 -  7

SXU 27 148 359 507 49-35 2-0 1 6-91 4-27.8

ONU 15 157 66 223 18-6 0-0 1 5-45 7-43.9

Scoring     SXU -- Nick Pesek, 7-yd. run (Spencer Nolen kick)     SXU -- Ryan Carroll, 26-yd. pass from Joe Gill (kick blocked)     SXU -- Pesek, 2-yd. run (Nolen kick)     SXU -- Pesek, 2-yd. run (Nolen kick)     SXU -- Nick DeBenedetti, 12-yd. pass from Gill (Nolen kick)     ONU -- M. Ho-Lewis, 1-yd. run (Alex Muzljakovich kick) St. Xavier Rushing: Pesek 25-146, Simms 2-10, Ferguson 1-1, Team 1-(-1), Vilimek 1-(-2), Gill 5-(-6). Passing: Gill 49-35-359. Receiving: DeBenedetti 11-142, Simms 7-59, Carroll 5-56, Vilimek 5-43, Jones 3-50, Feeney 3-5, Pesek 1-4.

Moraine athletics wrap

Cyclones volleyball players honored By Maura Vizza     While Moraine Valley College volleyball players were preparing for a second straight appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament, a few of them got honored for accomplishments already banked.     Sophomore Kara Kentner was tabbed as the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Year for the second season in a row, and Cyclones mates Gina Ryan, Taylor Serrano and Joanna Curtis all joined her on the allleague first team. Second-team selections were awarded to Alex Bojan and Autumn Seiler.     Also recognized was Gloria Coughlin, who was once again pegged as the ISCC Coach of the Year after guiding Moraine to its second consecutive unbeaten conference campaign. Coughlin is stepping down from her post at the conclusion of the national tourney, as is assistant coach Donna Zidek.

    The 15th-ranked Cyclones (33-8) begin their quest for the crown today at 11 a.m., when they square off with No. 2-ranked Parkland (Ill.) College (49-2) at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. MEN’S BASKETBALL     Kyle Ward poured in 28 points, collected five rebounds and dished out five assists, but that effort — plus double-digit scoring from three other players — wasn’t enough to spare the Cyclones from an 85-81 defeat against Triton College on Saturday.     Also playing well for Moraine in a losing cause were Johnte Shannon (20 points, four assists), Cameron Juillerat (12 points), Des’nique Harris (10 points, eight rebounds) and Jason Allen (seven rebounds).     Another big night from Ward (25 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals) was wasted last Thursday, as the Cyclones came up short versus Harper College by an 88-80 count. Shannon backed Ward with 22 points, six steals and four assists.

    Harris finished with eight points and seven boards. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL     The Cyclones used a secondhalf surge to pull away from Harper College and record an 84-70 triumph last Thursday.     After being up only 35-33 at halftime, Moraine — which won for the third straight time — built a lead that grew as large as 22 points over the final 20 minutes. Spurring that burst was an aggressive defense that put more pressure on the Bulldogs’ guards.     Katie McGann paced the Cyclones’ offense with 18 points, which included four 3-point buckets, and Maggie Yandel added 15 points.     Jamilla Jones had a doubledouble of 11 points and 18 rebounds, Shavonne Lewis delivered 10 points and four offensive rebounds, and Aileen Gorman supplied nine points and four assists for Moraine. Jones snared 16 of her boards in the opening half.

Trinity sports report Reidsma takes NCCAA title; volleyball team wins CCAC crown File photo

By Tim Cronin

Marist running back Peter Andreotti, shown in action against Bolingbrook, scored all three of the RedHawks’ touchdowns in their 21-7 triumph over Oswego Saturday night. The win advanced Marist into the Class 8A semifinals for the first time since 2009.

    All season long, Andy Reidsma has been in front of his fellow Trinity Christian College runners.     Saturday, he beat the entire Central. We’ve got to have a good Penalties/yds. — 6-65 field in the biggest race of his week of practice and get better Punts/avg. — 4-38.0 season. in everything we do.”     Reidsma, a senior from WyoScoring ming, Mich., won the National     MA -- Peter Andreotti, 2-yd. run (Cillian Christian College Athletic AssoStatistics Hannon kick) ciation title in Cedarville, Ohio. Oswego 7 0 0 0 -   7     OS -- Trevor Matczak, 30-yd. pass from His time of 25 minutes, 13.36 seconds in the 8K race put him Marist 14 0 0 7 - 21 Steven Frank (Daniel Bliss kick)     MA -- Andreotti, 6-yd. run (Hannon a whopping 18 seconds ahead of the runner-up. kick) OS MA     MA -- Andreotti, 3-yd. run (Hannon     Reidsma had already qualified for this Saturday’s NAIA First downs — 17 kick) Championship. Now, he goes to Yds. rushing 63 158 Yds. passing 130 88 Marist Rushing: Andreotti 33-111, that national final as the Trolls’ Total yds. 193 246 Donegan 9-27, Aldridge 7-20. Passing: first individual champion in cross Att./comp. 31-11 14-8 Donegan 14-8-88. Receiving: Weishar country. Fumbles lost 2 0 3-55, Nagel 3-15, Ferguson 1-17, Al-     Reidsma led Trinity to a ninthplace team finish at the NCCAA Had intercepted 2 dridge 1-1. meet. Just over a minute behind him, in 11th place individually, was Cody Velthuizen, who reached the chute in 26:13.89.     The Trolls women placed 12th in a 33-team field. With leader Anna Bos sidelined — she’s expected back for this week’s NAIA A child is calling for help. meet — fellow NAIA qualifier Jessica Disselkoen was Trinity’s top




    Retro looks are popular in sports these days, and St. Xavier University jumped on the bandwagon Saturday in Bourbonnais.     The Cougars didn’t wear different uniforms, however. What conjured up images of the past was their style of play.     In short, SXU resembled many previous Cougars squads by performing at a high level in all phases of the game. While sustaining consistency hasn’t always been easy this fall, it definitely was on this occasion, much to the chagrin of Olivet Nazarene University.     The Tigers fell behind 20-0 in the opening quarter, as SXU tallied on each of its first three offensive series. The Cougars hit paydirt on their fourth possession as well in the second period, and Olivet never recovered.     Save for a fourth-quarter touchdown that was set up by a blocked punt, the Tigers were held in check by an aggressive SXU defense. The Cougars outgained their hosts by more than 280 yards and easily captured a 34-7 Mid-States Football Association Midwest League victory in their 2013 season finale.     SXU missed out on this year’s NAIA Tournament, but not by much. Despite four losses, the Cougars were 18th in the rankings, which left them just shy of qualification for a fifth straight season.     “We were kind of scoreboardchecking the entire day,” SXU coach Mike Feminis said. “We needed about five other teams, from 12 to 20, to lose, and at halftime four of the things were happening. And the fifth was still a possibility. But only three wound up working out.”     Even so, the Cougars (7-4, 4-2) pleased their coach with a solid all-around performance that put a positive cap on a sometimesshaky season.     “We finally had a game where we jumped out to a big lead,” Feminis said. “It was a little bit reminiscent of years past, which was good to see. I thought [quarterback] Joe Gill played very well in his last game, the line did a great job of blocking, and we were effective both on the ground and in the air. And we were lights out

on defense.     “Two weeks ago, where we were at, our guys could have hung their heads and packed it in, but they did just the opposite. They were going to make the best of a bad situation and they went out the right way.”     Not only did SXU shove Olivet into a deep and early hole, but the Cougars accomplished that by employing a ball-control attack. Three of the visitors’ four first-half scoring series covered at least 80 yards, as did their lone one of the second half.     Senior tailback Nick Pesek successfully culminated three of the marches with short touchdown runs, and he contributed a 28yard dash to a 12-play, 91-yard trek that concluded with Ryan Carroll’s 26-yard scoring grab. Gill completed 5-of-7 throws to four different receivers during the latter possession.     Nick DeBenedetti, who wound up latching onto 11 of Gill’s passes and gaining 142 yards in all, made five catches on SXU’s third-quarter TD drive. Appropriately, it was the junior wideout — who had 14 receptions the week before versus Trinity International University — netting the points on a 12-yard toss from Gill.     Gill completed 35-of-49 passes for 359 yards, and four Cougars were on the receiving end of at least five of the aerials. In addition to DeBenedetti and Carroll (five catches, 56 yards), SXU also got good input from Stephen Simms (7-59) and Dennis Vilimek (5-43). Complementing those efforts was Pesek’s 146 rushing yards.     Defensively, Dave Marciano (eight solo stops, one assist, two sacks), Dan Fitzgerald (seven solos, one assist, one tackle for loss) and Zach Dolph (five solos, two assists) led the way for the Cougars. Nick Cemeno added an interception and 18-yard return, which set the stage for Pesek’s second touchdown.     Eighteen different SXU players recorded at least one tackle and the Tigers were held to negative yardage on seven snaps.     “We’re excited for the future,” Feminis said. “This year was certainly different because a lot of young guys had to perform well.”     The veteran leader added that

performer in the 5K race as she took 20th overall in 19:06:26.     Ashley Jourdan also broke 20 minutes as she completed her run in 19:21.44, which was good for 33rd place. ***     • Men’s top times (8K): Andy Reidsma, 25:01.05, Oct. 26; Cody Velthuizen, 26:13.88, Nov. 16; Michael Potter, 26:28.8, Sept. 13, Tyrell Natewa, 26:39.7, Sept. 13; Chris Koutavas, 27:00.98, Sept. 6; Mark Bohdan, 28:58.23, Nov. 16; Joshua Whitten, 29:00.17, Oct. 26.    • Women’s top times (5K/6K): Anna Bos, 18:16.1, Nov. 9; 24:04.5, Oct. 5; Jessica Disselkoen, 18:43.7, Nov. 9; 24:10.1, Oct. 5; Ashley Jourdan, 19:13.1, Nov. 9; 25:08.3, Oct. 5; Hannah Schwab, 19:44.7, Sept. 13; Justin VanDyk, 19:48.5, Nov. 9; 26:08.1, Oct. 5.     • Schedule: Saturday, NAIA Championship, at Rim Rock Farm, Lawrence, Kan. VOLLEYBALL     It’s off to Nebraska for the Trolls, the first stop in what they hope is a successful run to the NAIA title.     Trinity (36-7) will meet Bellevue (34-8) on Saturday in a first-round tournament match. If the Trolls

are successful, they’ll be seeded into the grind of bracket play in the NAIA Championship in Sioux City, Iowa, which begins Dec. 3.     The Bruins survived a five-set match with College of the Ozarks to win their conference tournament and advance to NAIA play for the seventh successive year, somehow getting the home nod over the Trolls, even though Trinity has a better overall record. Like the Trolls, Bellevue also won its regular-season conference crown.     The Trolls go into the NAIA whirl as Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion after knocking off Cardinal Stritch University in Saturday’s title match. It was the third battle in five days between the two teams in DeVos Gym and the only one to go more than three sets.     The Wolves took the first game 25-19, but Trinity rallied to win the next three. The scores — 2520, 25-15, 25-19 — don’t really show how close the margin was, especially in the third set, when the Trolls led 10-8 before a fivepoint surge opened a seven-point margin.     The fourth game was also a (Continued on page 6)

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SXU sports summary

Season over for men’s soccer, women’s volleyball teams     The 2013 fall sports season is rapidly coming to a close at St. Xavier University.     Only an appearance in Saturday’s NAIA Championship for the Cougars men’s cross country team and female runner Leslie Rosario remains. Everyone else closed up shop last week, including the men’s soccer team, which lost in the semifinal round of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.     SXU fell behind Olivet Nazarene University 2-1 in the 19th minute of last Wednesday night’s match in Bourbonnais and was never able to recover, eventually suffering a season-ending 5-1 setback. Sophomore forward Roger Ciszewski notched the Cougars’ lone marker in the 11th minute of play, doing so after receiving a pass from sophomore forward Marco Gutierrez.     Junior midfielder Brandon Simoes had two shots on goal for SXU (7-10-2, 6-4-1), but the locals took a total of just five shots. In his final outing, Cougars senior netminder Kyle Held was credited with five saves, but the Tigers also managed to register goals in the fifth, 30th, 71st and 89th minutes. VOLLEYBALL     Also playing for the last time in 2013 was the Cougars volleyball squad, which lost 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 to Cardinal Stritch University in an opening-round CCAC Tournament match last Tuesday night in Milwaukee.     Junior middle hitter Marie Hackert and sophomore right-side hitter Meghan Falsey both put down 10 kills to pace the SXU attack. Sophomore Heidi Gregerson added six kills for the Cougars (16-14, 9-8), who racked up 28 kills as a team but also committed 22 hitting errors.     Junior setter Kelli Shaffer and junior libero Dominique Aramburu chipped in 23 assists and 14 digs, respectively, on SXU’s behalf. MEN’S BASKETBALL     Brad Karp isn’t the only big fish in the Cougars’ basketball pond.     The University of St. Francis (Ind.) might have been a bit shocked to discover the truth of that statement, but Michael Simpson reinforced the point Friday night — 28 times, in fact.     Simpson’s 28 points were one more than Karp scored, and together St. Xavier University’s dynamic duo led the way for their team, which stayed perfect on the young season with an 84-73 victory at Trinity Christian College’s pre-Thanksgiving tournament. Karp also grabbed seven rebounds and made four steals.     The main storyline, however, centered on Simpson, a transfer from defending NAIA Division II national champion Cardinal Stritch, which hosted the Cougars in a CCAC contest this past Wednesday in Milwaukee. A year ago, he shared a starting role, but Simpson is quickly impressing SXU boss Tom O’Malley as an early contributor.     “Simpson played exceptionally well,” O’Malley said. “He handled the ball well, plus he’s a good defender. He really knows how to play and I’m very pleased with him at present.”     Simpson, who hails from West Chicago, had an unusual reason for wanting to depart a national champion’s program. It wasn’t anything the Wolves did wrong, but something the Cougars did differently.     “I called their coach right away when I first heard from [Simpson],” O’Malley said. “He said, ‘He wants to play with a team that plays faster,’ and that’s exactly what Simpson told me when I asked him.”     Fast certainly described the manner in which SXU seized

control of Friday’s matchup. Only five points separated the Cougars and USF at intermission, and the latter was still within 48-43 when SXU embarked on a momentumshifting 17-2 run early in the second half.     Simpson contributed three layups to the surge, while Karp deposited a 3-point basket and hit two free throws. Also scoring for the Cougars were Tony Core (layup) and Stagg alumnus Darius Draper (four foul shots).     Although O’Malley felt his guys “tried to live on our laurels a little bit after that,” SXU never was in any danger of suffering an unfavorable outcome following its run. The closest USF got to the Cougars in the remaining time was nine points.     “That was a tough team and a good win [for us],” O’Malley said. “We played real well in the second half.     “Brad, of course, was Brad. He’s almost always one of our leaders, and he also creates things with his steals, but we got really good play out of our point guard [Simpson].”     Josh Mawhorr chipped in 11 points and five rebounds on SXU’s behalf. The Cougars were efficient with the ball, as they were charged with just eight turnovers. Their defense, meanwhile, hounded USF into 18 miscues, a dozen of which resulted directly from steals.     “That gives you a little bit of an advantage as far as the overall game,” O’Malley said, referring to the turnover differential.     SXU converted those errors into 20 points for itself, which enabled it to prosper despite shooting a slightly lower percentage from the floor (52-48) than USF. St. Xavier 108 Great Lakes Christian 68     O’Malley didn’t figure on his squad getting pushed too hard on Saturday, and sure enough the Cougars took care of business with little difficulty. SXU (4-0) was up by 32 points at halftime and saw its advantage peak at 42.     “We got out to a big lead because we outmanned them a little,” O’Malley said.     Karp was his usual self as he deposited 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior Brandon Marren matched that boards total en route to tallying 14 points, and both Simpson (17 points, four assists) and Core (10 points on 5-of-6 shooting) did their part to vanquish Great Lakes.     Twelve players reached the scoring column for the Cougars, who canned 54 percent of their shots.     While O’Malley isn’t about to complain about his club’s rapid break from the gate this season, he also didn’t want his players to become too enamored with the positive early returns. The aforementioned game with Stritch, plus a Friday encounter with Arizona Christian and two contests next week at its own holiday event should give SXU several stern tests.     “We really won’t know how good we are until after the next four games,” O’Malley said. “We’ve played three relatively easy games so far. If we’re 8-0, then we’ll have accomplished something.” — Ken Karrson WOMEN’S BASKETBALL     Coming off a thrilling one-point upset of NCAA Division I University of Illinois-Chicago the previous week, the Cougars got back to NAIA business last Wednesday by hosting Trinity International University in a CCAC contest.     Making the game stand out more than a typical early season tilt was the fact that the floor of the Shannon Center was renamed in honor of coach and school athletic director Bob Hallberg that same night. A ceremony officially announcing the new name was

held prior to tip-off, and members of Hallberg’s 1971 men’s team at SXU and the 2000 women’s team — his first one — were among the guests on hand to celebrate with him.     Hallberg said he was deeply humbled by the honor the university bestowed on him, one that typically comes after a famous figure is deceased.     “It was a great couple of events this past week — one [was] being able to go back to where I coached and beat UIC, and the other was having a court named after me,” Hallberg said. “That lasts a lifetime. Now, people who come to the gym and don’t know who you are, it’s permanent.     “There are victories in your career that you’ll never forget — for me, it was Illinois, Michigan and Marquette. I’ll never forget that, but [other] people forget that. People forget I was at Chicago State; some people don’t know me outside of being a women’s basketball coach. This is historic and a conversational piece for years to come.”     And having his two “first” teams present for the ceremony certainly initiated further reflection on a career that has seen Hallberg win 907 games over a span of 47 years.     “Having the 1971 team present was real nice,” he said. “They were the first five guys I brought to the St. Xavier program in ‘71. They named themselves the ‘Five O’s’ for the Five Originals moniker. And when you add the first women’s team from 2000 that I coached, it made for a neat ceremony.     “When they unveiled the covering, the women were on the one side and the men were on the other side. It made the moment really historical to me to reflect on the two programs that I really initiated from scratch.”     Making the evening perfect for Hallberg was a strong performance by the Cougars, who overpowered the Trojans 87-46.     The news was only partially good over the weekend, as SXU split two games at Grace College’s Bennigan’s Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Tournament. Defending NAIA Division II national champion and No. 1-ranked Indiana Wesleyan doled out an 89-62 defeat on Friday, but the Cougars roared back to down the 19th-ranked host school 84-63 on Saturday.     “We came away 2-1 this [past] week, and we learned some things about ourselves,” Hallberg said. “The win on Wednesday was part of a memorable evening. We learned more about ourselves, however, in Friday’s loss, and we bounced back on Saturday.”     Junior forward Morgan Stuut had a huge night for SXU against Trinity as she posted team-best figures of 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. The Cougars shot well in their conference opener, hitting 33-of-69 shots (48 percent).     Redshirt freshman guard Sidney Prasse, who hit the winning 3-pointer versus Illinois-Chicago, nailed five long-range shots against the Trojans, part of a 17-point output. Prasse also had a game-high four steals. Junior guard Suzie Broski chipped in 12 points on 6-of-8 marksmanship.     SXU’s defense was just as impressive as its offense, as the hosts recorded 17 steals and limited Trinity to 29 percent accuracy (20of-68) from the floor. The game was tight early on, but a 13-all tie that was in place at the sixminute mark disappeared beneath an 18-4 run by the Cougars.     “We have a lot of depth and all good ballplayers,” Hallberg said. “I don’t have a starting five set in my mind yet; of the 11 players I have, I’m not afraid to use anybody [because] they all do dif-

ferent things.     “Wednesday was a nice 40-point win over Trinity. Everybody got to play and everyone had a good time.” ***     Stuut posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Indiana Wesleyan, but foul trouble plagued the Cougars throughout the game. SXU was charged with 27 infractions, which resulted in 41 free throws for the Wildcats.     Senior guard Niara Harris was the only other SXU player to score in double figures on Friday as she finished with 10 points.     The Cougars had difficulty controlling Indiana Wesleyan’s hot shooting in the first half. The Wildcats sank 15-of-23 shots, which created a 48-30 halftime lead for them. After breaking a 12-all deadlock with an 11-0 run, Indiana Wesleyan remained in control.     The Wildcats cooled off a bit after intermission, but they still connected on 56 percent of their field-goal tries (28-of-50) for the night to prevent SXU from taking a run at them. Indiana Wesleyan went 6-of-10 from behind the arc.     By contrast, the Cougars shot at just a 36 percent clip (22-of-61) during the evening.     “Friday was the good and bad — we thought we were just as good as the No. 1 team in the nation, and they really outplayed us,” Hallberg said. “It wasn’t any one thing that we could pin down as the main reason, defensively or offensively. We didn’t play well on either side of the floor. If you’re not hitting your shots, you better be on your defensive game — and we weren’t defending their shooters.     “You often learn early in the year when you play good competition. I always like to play a hard schedule because you learn a lot about yourself, and that was definitely the case on Friday.     “We didn’t learn about ourselves in the 40-point win — we didn’t even come close. You don’t make adjustments when you’re beating teams by that many points. You learn so much more in a loss than you do in a win.” ***

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Freshman Revi McMahon, a Stagg graduate, dribbles upcourt after a rebound in the second half of St. Xavier’s 87-46 victory over Trinity International University on Nov. 13 in Chicago.     In the victory over Grace College, Stuut scored a career-best 35 points. The Cougars (3-1) shot a season-best 57 percent (32-of56) from the field in the game, including 45 percent (5-of-11) from 3-point range.     Stuut had a huge first half, scoring 25 points before the break on stellar 9-of-11 shooting to help stake SXU to a 46-41 halftime lead. Broski also had a solid outing for the Cougars with 16 points. Senior forward Dana Sibley just missed a double-double with eight points and career-best 11 rebounds, and Harris provided a nice lift by scoring 12 points.     SXU’s defense was just as impressive as it made 11 steals and caused a total of 20 turnovers. The Cougars were also sharp at the foul line, where they sank all but one of their 16 free throws.     SXU built its lead slowly during the first half. Stuut’s 3-pointer with 7:25 remaining gave the Cougars a 34-23 edge, but the Lancers were back within five (46-41) at halftime. The game stayed relatively close until the final seven minutes of regulation, when SXU really applied defensive

pressure and closed out the game with an 18-3 run.     “We went back to the drawing board and redesigned some things with our offense,” Hallberg said. “It helped us and we shot well as a result.     “We’re not going to be able to run the offense we ran against Indiana Wesleyan. That loss woke us up, and the girls responded. It really showed up, and we benefited against the No. 19 team in the nation.”     The Cougars resumed CCAC play this past Wednesday against No. 15 Cardinal Stritch and compete in the Olivet Nazarene Classic over the weekend. Huntington University and Mid-Continent University will provide the opposition for SXU.     “Cardinal Stritch used to dominate their side of the conference before we merged [the two divisions into one],” Hallberg said. “They’re always a challenge, and it will be on their court. And our opponents at the Olivet Tournament -- they’re two programs with success historically.     “It’s an intense week where we’ll keep learning about ourselves.” — Anthony Nasella

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Chrissy Heine of St. Xavier University fires a pass in an 87-46 victory over Trinity International University on Nov. 13.

Community sports news Oak Lawn High School to host ‘Green & White Night’ Friday

Morgan Stuut, a junior for St. Xavier, had 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes against Trinity International University. on Nov. 13.

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tendees represented St. Gerald and St. Gabriel perishes. Several members of St. Pat’s track team were among the first-place-award recipients.

    Oak Lawn High School will host its “Green & White Night” on Friday to celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 winter sports season.     The event starts at 5 p.m. with a Green versus White freshman basketball game, followed by sophomore and varsity contests at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively, and a staff versus student game at 8. Other entertainment will include performances by the school’s cheerleaders and dance team, as well as two student shooting contests.     The auditorium gymnasium will host competitions for the Spartans varsity and JV wrestling teams starting at 6, with a jousting event to follow. The school’s pool will be the site of an open swim from 5:30-8.     For more information, call 424-5200.

    Diamond in the Rough fastpitch softball has player openings in its girls’ windmill pitching, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.     For more information, call Bill Lammel at 289-3438 or email

ST. Pat’s track team hosts ‘Monster Dash’

Palos Park to host winter basketball league

    St. Patricia’s track-and-field team hosted its annual Halloween ‘Monster Dash’ on Oct. 29, and nearly 100 runners and their families were involved with the event.     In addition to St. Pat’s, at-

Early-bird registration for Oak Lawn Baseball

    Early-bird registration for Oak Lawn Baseball is continuing through Nov. 30.     Signups can be made online at Fees will increase on Dec. 1.

Openings for Diamond in the Rough

    Palos Park, in conjunction with the Palos Heights Recreation Department and Worth Park District, will host a winter basketball league for youngsters in grades 1-8 that will play games each Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

beginning Jan. 18 and running through March 15.     Each child will have one practice and one game per week, with an emphasis being placed on skills development. Separate leagues will be formed for boys and girls, and play will be conducted in a total of four different age groups.     Volunteer coaches are also needed and must be registered before Nov. 22. Player evaluations will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.     For more information, call 671-3760.

Oak Lawn High School to host baseball camp in January

    Oak Lawn High School will host a six-week baseball camp, in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy, starting Jan. 5, 2014.     Former Spartans varsity coach Brian Clifton will direct the program, which has classes available for players in grades 1-12. Sessions will be offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning, but space is limited.     Registration is currently underway. For more information, visit or call 1-866-622-4487.


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Girl’s Basketball Preview 2013-14 CHICAGO CHRISTIAN 2012-13 Record: 8-19. Head coach: Linda Stuursma.    • Who’s gone: Briana Smith, Emma Baldacci.    • Who’s back: Anna Persenair, F, Sr.; Kaycee Pittman, G, Jr.; Abbie Bulthuis, G, Jr.; Kiersten Merrick, G, Sr.    • Who’s new: Anica Pausma, G, Sr.; Kate Pruim, C, Jr.; Breanna Vollan, C, Jr.    • Outlook: With four solid guards in the fold, Lady Knights coach Linda Stuursma is excited about a faster and more effective transition offense her squad will run and attempt to perfect this season. With conference opponents such as Wheaton Christian, Wheaton Academy and Aurora Christian always around, Chicago Christian will need to excel offensively. Last year’s sophomore team captured its division of the Lincoln-Way Thanksgiving Tournament, where the Lady Knights will again compete this season. Additional tests for Christian will

come at the Lisle Christmas Tournament. Anica Pausma, who took a year off from basketball to play soccer, will run the point for the Lady Knights, while Kaycee Pittman and Kiersten Merrick will provide the necessary senior leadership.    • Coach’s comments: “Our four guards are very good. We definitely see us being better than last year, for sure. We’ll be a much faster team, which will allow us to move well in transition, and we should be scoring a lot more that way.     “Offensively, we’re 100 percent stronger than last year. Having Anica helps us a lot. It also helps that our four guards really do push each other and they’re very competitive. They make each other better in practice.     “We see huge improvements already. We have a very competitive group of girls, and we’re definitely hoping to see [gameday] improvement, especially against the teams from the bigger schools.” — Stuursma.


Name Trisha Belgrave Abbie Bulthuis Anna Karnia Emily Lemmenes Kiersten Merrick Anica Pausma Anna Persenaire Kaycee Pittman Kate Pruim Breanna Vollan

Pos. G G G G F G F G C C

Yr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

EVERGREEN PARK 2012-13 Record: 14-13. Head coach: Bruce Scaduto.     • Who’s gone: Megan Beckow, Alexis Zelasko, Amellia Rodriguez.     • Who’s back: Megan Pfister, G, Jr. (7.5 ppg., 5.6 rpg.); Nicole Larkin, F/G, Jr. (10 ppg., 4 apg.); Erica Caridine, G, Sr.; Zoe Monks, G, Sr.     • Who’s new: Maddie Vojacek, F, So.; Kortni Lewis, C, So.; Alexandria Washington, C, Sr.     • Outlook: The Lady Mustangs turned a 6-19 effort from 2011-12 into a breakthrough campaign last season, finishing above .500 and capturing the Class 3A De La Salle Regional championship. And while Megan Beckow has graduated from that team, Nicole Larkin and Megan Pfister are back to guide Evergreen Park. Both have been starters since freshman year and will be called on by coach Bruce Scaduto to keep the Lady Mustangs competitive

every time out. One area Scaduto will need to address is his depth — solid bench play was critical to Evergreen’s tournament success last winter, but the Lady Mustangs are a little thin this time around, at least from an experience standpoint. If Scaduto can develop another reliable rotation, Evergreen may be in a position to duplicate its 2012-13 feats.     • Coach’s comments: “The keys to a successful season will be staying healthy, working as a unit and playing hard on defense. Our team strength is that we have a few players who have a lot of varsity experience. We should be a quick team and have good shooters.     Some of our weaknesses are we have inexperienced centers, we don’t have much depth on the bench as far as varsity experience, and we also have a lack of height. But we’ll hope to make that up with hard work and experience.” — Scaduto.

MARIST 2012-13 Record: 23-10. Head coach: Mary Pat Connolly.     • Who’s gone: JeTaun Rouse, Leah Bolton, Claire Ryan, Jill Murray, Heather Caddick, Nicole Fury-Kane, Hannah Michelek.     • Who’s back: Brooke Wyderski, G, Sr.; Dejae Black, G, So.     • Who’s new: Daniela Boricich, F, Jr.; Claire Finn, G, Sr.; Tehya Fortune, F, So.; Katie Houbolt, G, Jr.; Colleen Hunt, G, Jr.; Alexis Jones, G, So.; Lorna McCall, F, Jr.; Madison Naujokas, G, So.; Skylar Patterson, G, Jr.; Bri Rosa, F, So.; Katelyn Rosner, G, So.     • Outlook: The Lady RedHawks, under coach Mary Pat

Connolly, will look to regain their form after suffering a crushing defeat to eventual Class 4A state champion Marian Catholic in a sectional final. The task at hand will be a challenge with the graduation of two solid cogs from that team: guard JeTaun Rouse (20.6 ppg., 2.4 apg., 2.2 spg.) and forward Leah Bolton (15 ppg., 6 rpg.). However, the return of Brooke Wyderski will provide an instant boost to a squad that boasts many newcomers from the program’s deep and talented sophomore team. In order to advance in the state tournament again, those newcomers will have to mature into consistent varsity contributors.

Name Dejae Black Daniela Boricich Claire Finn Tehya Fortune Katie Houbolt Colleen Hunt Alexis Jones Lorna McCall Madison Naujokas Skylar Patterson Bri Rosa Katelyn Rosner Brooke Wyderski


Pos. G F G F G G G F G G F G F

Yr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. So. So. Sr.

MOTHER MCAULEY 2012-13 Record: 22-7. Head coach: Ashley Luke-Clanton.     • Who’s gone: Alyssa Siwek, Kristen Kleist, Maggie GraneyBolan.     • Who’s back: Elizabeth Nye, G, Sr.; Lauren Carlson, C, Sr.; Raven Willis, G, Jr.; Jasma Williams, F, Jr.; Molly McGinty, G, Jr.     • Who’s new: Molly O’Malley, G, Jr.; Erin Zrynan, C, Jr.; Ashley Koll, G/F, Jr.; Caitlin Jandacek, G, So.; Amy Balich, F, So.; Shea O’Malley, G, Jr.; Claire Muller, C, So; Ashley Bryja, G, Fr.     • Outlook: With five quality players returning from last year’s sectional-qualifying team and a deep bench at her disposal, second-year coach Ashley Luke-Clanton believes things are definitely looking up for her Mighty Macs. Sure, they’ll miss the scoring prowess of Alyssa Siwek, but seniors Elizabeth Nye and Lauren Carlson bring much to the table, as do juniors Molly McGinty, Raven Willis and Jasma Williams. Mother McAuley will compete No. 5 10 11 12 13 14 21 22 24 25 31 32 33

in the Hoffman Estates Tournament at Thanksgiving and the Dundee Crown Tournament at Christmas. Regular-season tests against Girls Catholic Athletic Conference rivals Trinity and Loyola Academy, plus nonconference clashes versus Marist and Crete-Monee should ready the Macs for another strong showing that carries them well into the postseason.     • Coach’s comments: “We put in a lot of work this summer, so we feel pretty good. We’re going to miss the scoring of Alyssa, but I think we have some kids who are going to surprise some people and put the ball in the basket. We have a solid group of 13 kids, and we feel really good about our depth. We think the young kids are really going to make some strides.     “I think we’ll be pretty tough again. We’ll be tested. We’ll also face St. Thomas Moore [Champaign], which features one of the best players in the state. I’m very confident in this group. This season means something to them.” — Luke-Clanton.


Name Ashley Bryja Shea O’Malley Amy Balich Lauren Carlson Molly O’Malley Caitlin Jandacek Claire Mueller Elizabeth Nye Raven Willis Molly McGinty Ashley Koll Jasma Williams Erin Drynan

Pos. G G F/G F/G G G F G G G F/G F F

MT. ASSISI 2012-13 Record: 5-18. Head coach: Kelsey James.    • Who’s gone: Natalie Gath, MaryKate Feldner, Lizzy Vernon, Tessa Dearth    • Who’s back: MaryKate Wetzel, F, Sr.; Terri Dearth, G, Sr.; Brigid Murphy, F, Sr.; Kathleen Murphy, G, So.    • Who’s new: Jess Moriarty, G, Jr.; Sabrina Miller, G Sr.    • Outlook: While the Screeching Eagles will be a smaller team, second-year coach Kelsey James can confidently say that her athletes will make up for their lack of height with speed. Mt. Assisi also boasts a couple of surefire returning offensive players in Terri Dearth and Brigid Murphy, who will look to help the Eagles remain competitive in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference and repeat last season’s winning of a regional championship. Transfer Jess Moriarty will give Mt. Assisi some depth in the scoring department. In all, the team boasts six seniors, all of whom have

Yr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

played under James since their sophomore years. The coach is hoping that experience and familiarity with each other will translate into success.    • Coach’s comments: “We’re very fast team, and we’ve been working a lot on that. We also have a few good shooters, so that’s already an upgrade from last season.     “We’re really looking to be more aggressive on defense to make our offense [run] easier. We’re going to be pressing teams a lot more [and] we’re going to change defenses as much as possible to keep teams off-guard, which will help generate our offense, too.     “We were a younger team last year and still getting used to playing with each other and adjusting to the up-tempo game that we’re trying to further implement this season. The six seniors who are back have that chemistry down -- you can see it in them that they’re not going to settle for anything less in their senior year.” — James.

OAK LAWN 2012-13 Record: 21-6. Head coach: Janet Meyers.     • Who’s gone: Eliana LaSpina, Jill Steigerwald, Jessica Cosenza.     • Who’s back: LaTondra Brooks, G, Sr. (14.8 ppg., 5.7 spg., 5.1 apg., 3.1 rpg.); Brooke Annerino, G, Sr. (11.7 ppg., 4.1 apg.); Jannah Mahmoud, C, Sr. (9.3 ppg., 8.0 rpg.); Brianna Markusic, C, Jr. (11.1 ppg., 9.7 rpg.).     • Who’s new: Dunya Shatat, G/F, Sr.; Kelsey Luckett, G, Sr.; Kellie O’Connor, G, So.     • Outlook: The Lady Spartans are poised to make big waves this season with the return of four all-conference starters from last season’s South Suburban Conference Red championship club, which won all but one of its 13 league contests a year ago. LaTondra Brooks is undoubtedly one of the top players in the south suburbs, while Brooke Annerino is

entering her fourth varsity campaign. Complementing that duo are Jannah Mahmoud, who has developed into a solid offensive threat in the post, and Brianna Markusic, who was chosen as Oak Lawn’s most improved player for the 2012-13 season and has evolved into a consistent performer in the post.     • Coach’s comments: “We have a good balance of experience, speed and height. These girls have the experience and the talent to do very well this season. I expect us to be fighting for the conference championship and, hopefully, winning some big games in the postseason. I’m excited about the upcoming season.     “These girls are fun to coach and fun to watch compete. Many of these girls have been on the varsity for a few years and I look forward to coaching them in their final year as a [Lady] Spartan.” — coach Janet Meyers.

QUEEN OF PEACE 2012-13 Record: 12-18. Head coach: George Shimko.    • Who’s gone: Hannah Lipman; Kate Golen, Kaitlyn McCarthy, Bridget Hannon.     • Who’s back: Allie Herman, F, Jr.; Jelyn Thua, G, Sr.; Jaclyn Pulido, G, Sr.     • Who’s new: Ciara Juggan, G, So.; Abby Bennett, G, Sr.; Maggie Bennett, F, Jr.; Samantha Serrano, F, Jr.; Caitlin Cahill, C, Sr.     • Outlook: Pride coach George Shimko may be new to the program, but he’s not new to basketball in the area. He has run his own successful basketball school in Oak Lawn — which includes the popular Chicago Bulls youth program — since 1994 and is excited about the challenge of taking over a Queen of Peace program that is coming off a regional championship last season. The biggest challenge will be that the Pride roster is light on previous varsity experience, but Shimko is building both for this year and the long haul. He has

placed quality coaches at each level, including his son, Alex, who first set scoring records at Plainfield Central before coaching freshman basketball at Plainfield North the past five years. Shimko’s theme for his team is “Expect More,” and he’s confident his athletes will do just that.     • Coach’s comments: “The biggest thing we want them to do is compete — to get that belief and confidence in themselves that they can compete at a high level. We’ve got Oak Lawn right out of the gate and the Lyons Township Thanksgiving Tournament. [Then] for Christmas, we’re in the Hillcrest Holiday Tournament and play Mother McAuley right after that.     “They’re going to be thrown right in, but they’re all buying into what we’re selling. The wins may not always show it, but they’re going to compete hard and together. It will be a big journey to turn around the program, but I think they have the talent to go out and do their best.” — Shimko.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 Section 2

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Brother Rice defenders surround Fenwick quarterback Gino Cavalieri as he hits the ground during Saturday’s Catholic League playoff semifinal.

Crusaders (Continued from page 1) quarter.     “We did a scrimmage the week before and probably had our two best weeks of practice,” Badke said. “It was nice to be in the Prep Bowl playoffs as far as getting extra practices in and bringing young guys up. Both [lower-level] teams were coming off conference titles, so they gave us some energy and I felt good going in [to the game].”     There was no reason for Badke to feel any worse, either, through the contest’s first 24 minutes. Marcus Jones’ 2-yard run and Alarcon’s 11-yard bootleg staked the Crusaders to a 14-0 lead in the second period, and Rice’s defense did the rest.     Michael McGinley (five solo tackles, one assist), Greg Ber-

nier (four solos, two assists, two pass breakups, one interception), Julian Davis (four solos, two assists) and Jordan Boyd (four solos) were the Crusaders’ ringleaders on that side of the ball. Bobby Sullivan picked off another Gino Cavalieri pass.     But Cavalieri also found one of his intended targets, Northern Illinois University-bound tight end Ryan Smith, with an 8-yard scoring toss in the third quarter. That touchdown and a game-tying 10yard dash by Michael Hanrahan both came on fourth-down plays and followed Rice miscues that occurred while the hosts had a strong wind at their backs.     “That was our Achilles heel all year — they killed us,” Badke said of the turnovers. “We have to do a much better job of holding onto the football. That starts with the head coach.     “We didn’t turn the ball over in

the first half and it’s 14-0 [in our favor]. Fenwick scored 17 points off turnovers — without them, we win.”     After Smalling’s TD catch regained the lead for the Crusaders, they maintained it until the waning moments of regulation. Fenwick finally pulled even a second time on Charlie Emmons’ 6-yard run with just over a minute remaining, but Rice — which was armed with three timeouts — began driving again once it got the ball back.     However, miscommunication on a pass play resulted in an interception, which gave the Friars possession around midfield and set the table for Cahill’s deciding three-pointer.     “We’re competitive and we’re not that far away [from being equal to premier programs], but we have to do a few things to get over the top,” Badke said.

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Brother Rice quarterback Alex Alarcon finds some running room against Fenwick’s defense Saturday in Chicago. “We really need to focus on little things, [like] fundamentals and leadership. We’ve got to have a great offseason.”     That being said, Badke did not express disappointment about anything other than the sub-par ledger — and even that unhappiness was not for the reason one might think.     “The record didn’t show what we were about,” he said. “The kids always gave us their best effort, which is all you can ask for.     “Brother Rice has been around a long time and has a good tradition, and I hope the kids use that as motivation to prepare for next season.”     Jones and Alarcon finished with

97 and 88 rushing yards, respective- Scoring ly, to spark the Crusaders’ offense.     BR — Marcus Jones, 2-yd. run (Steve Alarcon spread his 11 completions Scott kick)     BR — Alex Alarcon, 11-yd. run (Scott among six different receivers.

Statistics Fenwick Brother Rice

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FW 19 40 359 399 40-19 0 2 4-40 6-23.7

BR 18 187 110 297 27-11 1 2 8-65 3-36.7

Girl’s Basketball Preview RICHARDS 2012-13 Record: 10-15. Head coach: Jeff Kortz.     • Who’s gone: Georgia Danos, Allison Stazak, Samantha Schlosser.     • Who’s back: Carly Stazak, G, Sr.; Taylor Sonichsen, G, Sr.; Alfredia Crawford, G, Sr.; Anita Robinson, F, Sr.; Christina Kwartnik, G, Sr.; Sydni Tears, G/F, So.     • Who’s new: Andrea Sonichsen, F, Jr.; Brianna Kuchenny, F, Jr.; Jillian Long, G, Jr.; Kennedy Brister, G, Jr.; Shannon Meegan, F, Fr.     • Outlook: The Lady Bulldogs will undoubtedly miss Georgia Danos’ presence after she put up some impressive statistics (17.7 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 2.7 apg., 2.0 spg. and 53 3-pointers) in her final prep season. But while Danos has moved on to Eastern Illinois University, No. 10 11 13 15 20 21 23 31 33 35 41 43 45 50 51 52

Name Taylor Sonichsen Carly Stazak Anita Robinson Jillian Long Kennedy Brister Christina Kwartnik Shannon Meegan Sydni Tears Dejah Ali Briana Kuchenny Andrea Sonichsen Sandy Ied Brittany Huttner Alfredia Crawford Jasmine Warr Andrea Castro

Richards is moving forward as well. The return of senior guards Carly Stazak and Taylor Sonichsen will help cushion the blow of Danos’ exit as they’ll serve as the Lady Bulldogs’ on-court catalysts, and keep an eye on sophomore Sydni Tears, who could be a star in the making. Veteran coach Jeff Kortz has listed a 20-win season, South Suburban Conference Red title and regional championship as his squad’s primary goals for the year ahead.     • Coach’s comments: “I like what I see from my team. They are playing hard every day, and they did a lot of learning early in camp. They’re desiring to improve at the basics.     “We need to be good at the fundamentals and work hard as a team. I know that good things come to those that work hard.” — Kortz.


SANDBURG 2012-13 Record: 16-12. Head coach: Chris Hellrung.    • Who’s gone: Rachel Ruzevich, Ashely Youngwirth, Karly Katalinic, Brittney Munoz, Maria Karstens.    • Who’s back: Lauren Bauer, G, Sr.; Georgia Chionis, F, Sr.; Kelly Pocza, G, Jr.; Samantha Youngwirth, G, Jr.; Rachel Distor, G, Jr.; Victoria Stavropoulos, F, So.    • Who’s new: Julia Ruzevich, F, Fr.; Kate Ruzevich, F, Fr.; Jessica Merino, G, So.    • Outlook: While losing significant pieces from last season, the Lady Eagles hope to make up for those losses with some much-needed height, an ingredient the 2012-13 squad lacked. Victoria Stavropoulos and the Ruzevich twins, Julia and Kate, all stand at least 5-foot-10, and Sandburg coach Chris Hellrung is hoping better size leads to better results for his team. The Ruzeviches are younger sisters to the graduated Rachel Ruzevich, who is now at Wayne State in Michigan. Stavropoulos is one of five sophomores on the Lady Eagles’ roster who will try to mesh with five returning vet-

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erans. Sandburg will get plenty of chances to jell against solid competition at the Hinsdale South Thanksgiving Tournament, and both the Oak Lawn and Hillcrest tournaments at Christmas.    • Coach’s comments: “We’re really young, but I’m still confident in what we’re going to do. It will be nice to finally be getting some rebounds and have a low-post presence. We’ll grow and get better, and hopefully we’re playing our best basketball at the end of the season.     “We’ll be gearing up for Homewood-Flossmoor, Bolingbrook and Lincoln-Way East in our [SouthWest Suburban Blue] conference. Those are the team we want to compare ourselves to and who we’ve finished fourth behind for the past four years. We can’t compare ourselves with them until we can beat them, [but] we’re hoping to get a little closer to them this year.     “If we can keep growing like we have in these first weeks of practice, I think we’re going to be very happy with what we do at the end of the season.” — Hellrung

SHEPARD 2012-13 Record: 13-16. Head coach: Jenna McCormick.    • Who’s gone: Amanda Weiss, Nikita Nichols, Jessica Chaput, Mary Grace Valenta, Azziza Robinson.    • Who’s back: Myrissha Mitchell, G, Jr.; Dae Jae Williams, G, Sr.; Courtney Dalton, F, Sr.; Abbie Newsome, G, So.    • Who’s new: Naujia Easton, G, Sr.; Jenny Payne, F, Jr.; Alyssa Dechene, F, Sr.    • Outlook: With six seniors graduated from last year’s team, second-year Lady Astros coach Jenna McCormick will be counting on her returning core to pick up the offensive slack and overall team leadership. To be sure, Myrissha Mitchell and Dae JaeWilliams are up for such a task -- each of them demonstrated the ability to score when called upon last season by Shepard to do so. The Lady Astros will return to the Beecher Tournament for Thanksgiving, where they finished second last year. Team identity and chemistry will hopefully be achieved, especially against conference rivals like Richards, TF North and TF South. McCormick No. 12 13 14 21 23 24 30 31 32 34 35 40 42 52

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admits to being more comfortable in the head-coaching role and extends much appreciation to assistant coach (and former Mother McAuley head coach) Karen Ade for helping her along in the transition.    • Coach’s comments: “We’re definitely looking for those consistent leaders every day in practice and in the games. We obviously lost some scoring, so we’re looking to step up more on the defensive end as a team to compensate for the scoring we lost.     “We’re trying to come together as a team and make sure everyone is focused on the team first. We’re waiting for people to define their own roles and make a solid impact. We had some injuries last year, so we’re really working at staying healthy. That’s going to be vital for us.     “The girls will be taking it game by game. Just because we had seniors graduate doesn’t mean we can’t play smart. You compensate by being smarter than the other teams and working harder -- I’m trying to instill those values in the girls.” — McCormick.


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Hannah Henderson, a threesport athlete who’s also playing varsity basketball for the third straight year. Turner says McMahon has unlimited range and calls Henderson “a tenacious defender who plays the game a step faster than anyone else.” Mia DiGiacomo is Stagg’s best rebounder and a big presence in the post. Senior Megan Hearne returns to the court after concentrating on volleyball for the past two seasons and will give the Lady Chargers another inside scoring and rebounding option.     • Coach’s comments: “We are looking to play an up-tempo transition game and apply defensive pressure the entire length of the floor. We hope to compete for a conference title in the Blue Division [with perennial powers Homewood-Flossmoor, Bolingbrook and LincolnWay East].     “This year’s team is very deep and talented. They’ve worked very hard in the offseason on both their physical and basketball skills. They are going to bring a lot of enthusiasm and their best effort to the hardwood. This team should be a lot of fun to watch.” — Turner.


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Brother Rice Rushing: Jones 23-97, Alarcon 15-88, Blaine 4-1, Mueller 1-1. Passing: Alarcon 27-11-10. Receiving: Smalling 2-46, Mueller 2-26, Jones 2-15, Butler 2-9, Blaine 2-5, Desmond 1-9.

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STAGG 2012-13 Record: 20-6. Head coach: Bill Turner.     • Who’s gone: Revi McMahon, Alexa Janus, Carrie Sinclair, Ali Conrad.     • Who’s back: Casey McMahon, G, Sr.; Hannah Henderson, G, Sr.; Candace Deckman, F, Sr.; Kaylee Martinez, F, Sr.; Aimee Schroeder, G, Sr.; Mia DiGiacomo, F, Jr.; Gerda Sliuzaite, F, Sr.; Agnes Szudy, F, Sr.     • Who’s new: Megan Hearne, F, Sr.; Alex Abed, G, Jr.; Claire Kredens, G, Jr.; Katie Dwyer, F, Jr.; Kate Adams, G/F, So.; Noor Elmosa, G, So.     • Outlook: The Lady Chargers topped their solid 19-7 record in 2011-12 with a 20-win effort and second consecutive SouthWest Suburban Conference Red Division title last winter. Stagg went 12-2 in league play a year ago, but now switches to the SWSC Blue. While some major contributors to last season’s success have graduated, fifth-year Lady Chargers coach Bill Turner returns a few solid players, in particular co-captains Casey McMahon, a third-year varsity player who led the area in 3point shooting as a junior, and

kick)     FW — Ryan Smith, 8-yd. pass from Gino Cavalieri (Michael Cahill kick)     FW — Michael Hanrahan, 10-yd. run (Cahill kick)     BR — Ricky Smalling, 45-yd. pass from Alarcon (Scott kick)     FW — Charlie Emmons, 6-yd. run (Chaill kick)     FW — Cahill, 34-yd. field goal


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Sports wrap By Anthony Nasella     Over the past decade, Sandburg’s girls’ swim program has been blessed with talent and depth, which translated into a streak of 10 consecutive sectional championships and downstate appearances.     This season, however, the Lady Eagles’ roster boasts just eight swimmers. That represents a significant drop-off, percentage-wise, from the 11 or 12 athletes that coach Jane Caliendo has typically had available to her.     But despite the situation, SandPhoto by Jeff Vorva burg narrowly missed extending A group of Richards defenders bury Lincoln-Way North running back Julian Hylton beneath a pile its string of sectional crowns. Only the host Lady Porters bettered the Saturday night. Lady Eagles at Saturday’s Lockport Sectional, and the winners’ margin of success was slim: just six points. (Continued from page 1)     Sandburg did well enough, though, to amass 280 points and, afternoon at 3 p.m. The Flyers more importantly, qualify people nipped Providence Catholic 27-26 in seven events for this weekend’s in another quarterfinal matchup state meet. The Lady Eagles adlast weekend. vanced six individual swimmers,     “It’s no easy task going down a diver and two relay units. there,” Bulldogs coach Tony Shee    “We’re very pleased with the han said of his squad’s impending way we swam and competed [at trip. “They’re very athletic and the sectional],” Caliendo said. “We very physical, but you’re in the thought we would likely qualify in semis, so you strap it up a little five events, and anything beyond tighter and go at it. that would be icing on the cake.     “It’s one more step and it’s great To have seven was great. to get there, but our kids aren’t     “This is the smallest sectional satisfied with just being there. To team we’ve ever had, and those be the elite [team], we’ve got two eight girls were just great [on more steps [to take].” Saturday].”     One thing the ’Dogs will bring     Sophomore Clare Lawlor led the with them to East St. Louis is a way for the Lady Eagles by taking defense that Sheehan says “probfirst in the 50- and 100-yard freeably ranks up there with the best styles (24.34 seconds and 53.58, ones of all time at Richards.” The respectively) and also swimming Bulldogs have posted six shutouts a leg for the triumphant 400-free this season and allowed just one TD in three tournament encounters.     Lincoln-Way North entered last Photo by Jeff Vorva Saturday’s game with the south suburbs’ most prolific ground Richards punter Shawn Chiaramonte gets off a punt in the rain (Continued from page 2) gainer, Julian Hylton, on its during Saturday night’s Class 6A quarterfinal game against Linside. Through 11 weeks, Hylton coln-Way North. The Bulldogs’ home win propelled them into the test. Stritch went ahead 6-5 before a nine-point streak gave the had rushed for 2,395 yards and state semifinals for the first time in 12 years. locals a 10-point lead. And they scored 32 touchdowns, but the harm he inflicted upon Richards     “That wind was really whip-     The Bulldogs prevailed despite needed every bit of that cushion, ping from south to north, and generating fewer than 180 yards for the Wolves closed the gap to was minimal.     Hylton never crossed the goal it was a game of field position,” themselves. Romeo Johnson’s 55 four before Trinity put the match line against the Bulldogs, and the said Sheehan, whose club had rushing yards paced Richards in away. 127 yards he collected on 47 car- the wind at its back during the that category, while Carpenter     The victory gave the Trolls the ries were actually 1 more than even-numbered stanzas. “Against caught four of Muhammad-Rog- CCAC double as regular-season the net amount generated by the the wind, neither one of us really ers’ seven pass completions for 33 and playoff champions. Stritch yards in pickups. Willett had two collected the other NAIA Tournathreatened. Phoenix’s offense overall. ment berth, a road trip to Dordt     “They were gang-tackling him     “It was a defensive struggle and receptions for 32 yards. College in Iowa on Saturday. all night,” Sheehan said, describ- kind of anybody’s game [because     Trinity beat Calumet College ing his players’ approach to deal- of that]. With Mother Nature, you Statistics of St. Joseph in the CCAC quaring with Hylton. “I’m proud of had to play to the conditions and what these guys have accom- I decided to take the wind in the L-W North 6 0 0 0 0 -   6 terfinals, then polished off Olivet fourth quarter, hoping we could Richards plished.” 0 0 0 6 6 - 12 Nazarene University in the semifinals, both in the three-set mini    Romel Hill and Kenny Spey both keep it to 6-zip [until then].” posted nine tackles to lead Rich-     The Bulldogs did exactly that, LWN HLR mum. The margins were similar ards, and the latter also registered although the Phoenix advanced First downs 8 9 — 25-17, 25-11, 25-13 against a couple sacks. Savon Robinson into Richards’ red zone in the Yds. rushing 125 94 the Tigers; 25-14, 25-19, 25-16 (eight total stops, one sack), An- third period. That drive ended Yds. passing 1 77 over the Crimson Wave — and, drew Venerable (seven tackles) and with an errant field-goal attempt. Total yds. 126 171 as was the case against Stritch, the Nick DeMarco (five) were other Lincoln-Way North had also come Att./comp. 6-2 22-7 power in the Trolls’ lineup came impact players for the Bulldogs up empty once in the opening Fumbles/lost 1-1 0-0 from the middle. That included half when an apparent TD got Had intercepted on the prevention side.” 0 1 Erynn Schuh doing the setting,     Still, it was Lincoln-Way North erased by a holding penalty, which Penalties/yds. 1-7 4-30 and Jessica Wiltjer, Kaitlin Feddrawing the only blood over the was, ironically, the lone infrac- Punts/avg. 6-26.8 8-26.5 dema and Kirsten Harms doing the killing. first 46 minutes. Ryan Arthur’s tion called against the Phoenix     Schuh was named the CCAC Scoring 1-yard keeper gave the Phoenix all evening. their TD, and the visitors’ defense     “It was tough at times, but there     LWN — Ryan Arthur, 1-yd. run (kick Player of the Week for her effort the week before, when her 34 assists made that slim edge hold up as was no sense of panic [by our failed) it rebuffed Richards twice in the guys],” Sheehan said. “Luckily,     HLR — Hasan Muhammad-Rogers, on 41 kills lifted Trinity over the University of St. Francis for the our kids persevered. 19-yd. run (run failed) second quarter.     The Bulldogs’ best chance for     “We talk about playing 48 min-     HLR — Muhammad-Rogers, 10-yd. regular-season title. She’s averaged 10.27 assists per set this season, rea breakthrough before halftime utes, and the kids really took it run (no conversion) markable when most winning sets occurred in the late going, as they to heart. Lincoln-Way North is ventured inside the Lincoln-Way a very, very good team and they Richards Rushing: Johnson 11-55, Mu- are captured with 25 points. North 15. However, a penalty played very well, but it’s about hammad-Rogers 17-40, Carpenter 1-(-     That’s the sixth-best mark in pushed Richards backwards and surviving and moving on [at this 1). Passing: Muhammad-Rogers 22-7-77. NAIA play and first in the CCAC. the hosts eventually ran out of time of year], which is basically Receiving: Carpenter 4-33, Willett 2-32, Schuh is also Trinity’s service ace leader. what we did.” Tears 1-12. downs. ***     • Record entering playoffs: Lady Trevians were McAuley’s in a third game. We worked hard 36-7 overall, 17-1 CCAC, 13-0 equal, but the latter finally pulled on that, and Ryann’s 20 kills was home, 8-1 away, 15-6 neutral. away in the deciding set to com- pretty spectacular.” Leaders: Kaitlin Feddema 414 plete a hard-fought 32-30, 22-25,     The younger DeJarld’s semifi(Continued from page 1) kills; Erynn Schuh 45 aces, 10.27 nal exhibition actually ran some25-15 conquest. five sophomores. sets per game; Ellie Raebel 545     “But, of course, this is extra     Ryann DeJarld had an impres- what counter to what had been a digs; Jessica Wiltjer 166 blocks. special. And to have my daughter sive 20 kills to go along with McAuley strength this season. The     • Schedule: Saturday, NAIA on this team — what an amaz- nine digs, while Clark (10 kills), most difficult aspect about pre- first round, at Bellevue (Neb.), Cahill (21 digs), Maxwell (nine paring for the Macs was dealing ing thing.” 2 p.m.     Kayla Caffey paced McAuley in digs), Caffey (seven kills), Joyce with the balance they displayed MEN’S BASKETBALL the title match with eight kills, (37 assists, six kills) and Kennedy on both offense and defense.     The key to hosting your own two of them resulting in the 25th Arundel (five kills) also did their     “We really have no one specific basketball invitational is to find player who dominates,” Coach Depoint of the first game and the part to help the Macs prosper. a couple of teams you can beat, 24th of the second. Ryann DeJarld     New Trier boasted a front line Jarld said. “That’s why I think and one other good team to fill (seven kills), Kelsey Clark (six), that included three 6-footers — two we’re so solid, because it was a total out the bracket. Maggie Scanlon (four kills, five of the girls stood 6-4 or better — but team effort. We wanted a diverse     Trinity got two-thirds of that digs), Carla Cahill (nine digs), McAuley countered with 70 digs out team [and] our kill percentage is formula correct over the weekMallory Maxwell (eight kills) and of a backcourt that featured Cahill, pretty even across the board. end. St. Xavier University was Courtney Joyce (26 assists, three Maxwell and DeJarld. The Macs     “That’s why it’s hard to comkills) also contributed heavily to rallied from a 12-8 deficit and finally pete against us, because you never closed out the first game after six know who’s getting the ball. Since the Macs’ good fortune.     McAuley was ahead 21-20 in chances, with Clark producing the all our girls are good ball handlers, we have options — three hitters Game 1 when Clark and Caffey winning point on a kill. delivered big kills for a three-point     The Lady Trevians jumped ahead every time, which keeps our oplead. With the Macs up 24-22, Caffey 13-5 in Game 2 and were never ponent on its toes.” headed, but McAuley retaliated     And that balance paid off in an closed out the set with a kill.     In the second game, Benet used with a 5-0 start to the third game. undefeated run through Illinois. Only teams from Kentucky ada late 4-0 run to tie the match at From there, the Macs rolled. 17-all, but kills by Clark and De-     “Game 1 was tough,” Coach ministered setbacks to McAuley Jarld regained a lead for McAuley DeJarld said. “New Trier played in 2013. that would not be relinquished. at the highest level in that match     And with only setter Joyce Caffey then closed out the match than they had played at any point graduating, the Macs will enter and the players hoisted the state during the season when they 2014 as a favorite to repeat.     “We played the tough matches played us. championship trophy.     “They were not going to denied,”     “They really rose to the oc- and in the tough tournaments Coach DeJarld said of her players. casion, and we had to compete to get us ready for the pressure “I think in their heart they knew against their tall middles. We kept matches and situations,” Coach they were going to come away blocking and chipping away at DeJarld said. “The losses to Kenchampions. They truly believed it them, and the persistence paid off. tucky early in the season were — it didn’t take too much convinc- Our defense and ball control, ulti- character-building experiences for us. Wheaton-St. Francis won [the] mately, controlled the match.” ing on our part as coaches.     “We saw it early on. They were     Even after the Lady Trevians Class 3A state [championship], driven and extremely self-moti- forced a third set, De Jarld wasn’t and their only loss was to us — and they almost beat us. vated — that’s what it takes to worried.     “Our motto is [that] no one is     “We’re going to lose Courtney be a champion.”     To get to the final match, the better than us in Game 3 — we Joyce, who is big catalyst at the Macs had to endure a three-game just have to bring out so much setter position, but we’re excited marathon against a determined energy,” she said. “That’s why we about next year already because New Trier squad in one of the run sprints. We have to have the we’re basically bringing back evsemifinals. For two games, the most energy and highest spirits erybody else.”




relay team. Senior Caitlin Krull and juniors Caitlyn Olson and Mia Robin rounded out the relay quartet, which posted a winning time of 3:35.90.     Lawlor, freshman Devin Apps and juniors Tricia Mangila and Stephanie Pappas joined forces to give Sandburg a runner-up finish in the 200-medley relay (1:49.73), and Apps did likewise as a solo act in the 100-breaststroke (1:06.91). Apps’ individual time was a lifetime best for her and eclipsed the Lady Eagles’ existing frosh-soph record in the race.     Kull provided a pair of secondplace showings, doing so in the 200- and 500-freestyles in respective times of 1:55.12 and 5:09.47. Also winding up second was diver Anna Girlich (404 points).     “We knew the 400-relay was a lock, and we knew both Caitlin and Clare would advance in their events,” Caliendo said. “I think, the fact that we won the medley was a bonus [and] Devin Apps’ performance in the breaststroke was a great accomplishment. She also dropped five seconds in the IM.     “Everybody that swam sectionals had at least one lifetime-best time. They’re all very dedicated, and that’s what we want to see. Caitlin’s been to state meet every year, and I know she especially wants to finish her career in a memorable way.”     Shepard finished sixth in the sectional with 90 points. ***     Victories by Megan Vallance in the 50-free (24.57) and Sophia Shalabi in the 100-breaststroke (1:05.16) propelled Stagg (254 points) to a third-place finish at

Saturday’s Lyons Township Sectional. The host Lady Lions (287) and Hinsdale Central (273) were the only schools to better the Lady Chargers’ team total.     Vallance and Shalabi also helped Stagg prevail in the 200-free relay (1:37.73), along with seniors Adrienne DiFoggio and Samyah Isa. Isa was right behind Shalabi in the breaststroke after timing out in 1:06.97. BOYS’ BOWLING     Shepard opened up its season last Tuesday with a tough 1,9091,901 defeat against TF South at Centennial Lanes. The Astros’ Eric Walters led all bowlers with a 264 game and 466 series.     On Thursday, Shepard scored a 2,059-1,851 South Suburban Conference Red dual win over Reavis at El-Mar Bowl. Individual leader Brandon Dietz rolled a 280 game and 511 series to boost the Astros. ***     Sandburg fell short of Joliet West (1,830-1,665) in its seasonopener last Tuesday at Orland Bowl. Jared Saba rolled a 223 game and 373 series to lead the Eagles in the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue encounter.     Sandburg bounced back two days later to edge Joliet Central 1,798-1,777 behind Brandon Torres’ 279 game and 442 series at Orland Bowl. The meeting with the Steelmen was also a conference affair. ***     Like Shepard and Sandburg, Stagg began its 2013-14 season on the wrong end of a final score. Lockport beat the Chargers 2,020-1,560 last Thursday in an SWSC Blue match at Strike ‘N’ Spare II.

the “other good team” in the gym for the Troll Classic, while Great Lakes Christian and the University of St. Francis (Ind.) rounded out the four-school field.     The Trolls knocked off Great Lakes in comprehensive fashion, winning 78-45, but dropped a 9958 decision — more of a knockout, really — to USF.     The defense against Great Lakes was the most impressive part of that victory. Trinity held the Crusaders to 14 points in the second half, expanding a nine-point halftime lead to the 33-point final margin.     Logan Vos led the way with 20 points, while 3-point specialist Jared Jones added 12, all of them coming from beyond the arc. Cody Rhorer and Joe Hehir both had 10 points.     That kind of scoring was harder to come by on Saturday, when USF ran off to a 50-30 lead after 20 minutes and then put another 13 points on the advantage after the break. Trinity was never in the contest, as it shot 38 percent from the field and only 53 percent from the line. Jake Van Den Berg’s 12 points led the Trolls.     The week began with an 84-66 loss at Huntington in Indiana, as Trinity chased the Foresters to no avail from start to finish. Jones scored 17 points on a 5-of-9 performance from 3-point range to pace the Trolls.     Conference play commenced this past Wednesday night at Robert Morris University. ***     • Record: 2-4 overall, 0-0 CCAC, 2-1 home, 0-2 away, 0-1 neutral. Leaders: Jared Jones 13.2 ppg., 18 assists; Ezekiel Odonkor 8.0 rpg.; Cody Rhorer 5 steals.     • Schedule: Tuesday, vs. Roosevelt University, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 29, Indiana-East at St. Xavier University Tournament, 4 p.m.; Nov. 30, vs. Madonna at St. Xavier Tournament, 1 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL     Spring is always a tonic for the Trolls — Spring Arbor, that is.     Trinity rolled into the small Michigan town and beat Spring Arbor University 52-48 on Saturday for its first win of the season. The outcome, which stopped the Trolls’ season-opening losing streak at five games, came about with a late rally.

    The score was 46-46 with two minutes remaining, but Caitlin Cody’s jumper gave Trinity a 48-46 edge. After a Spring Arbor miss, fouls put Allie Paluchniak on the free-throw line twice. She sank four shots in a row to give the Trolls a six-point lead, one that could not be negated by a late basket.     The victory was Trinity’s first since last February and ended a seven-game overall losing streak. More successes may be in store.     The Trolls hosted Moody Bible Institute this past Monday and were set to meet Robert Morris University in their CCAC opener on Wednesday. Trinity hosts Greenville on Saturday, with the two home games both nonconference meetings. ***     • Record: 1-5 overall, 0-0 CCAC, 0-1 home, 1-3 away, 0-1 neutral. Leaders: Allie Paluchniak 11.8 ppg., 17 assists; Caitlin Cody 5.7 rpg.; Three players with 8 steals.     • Schedule: Saturday, vs. Greenville, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, at Roosevelt University, 5:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, at Trinity International University, 5:30 p.m. WOMEN’S SOCCER     For the Trolls women’s soccer team, it always seems to come down to a match with Judson University.     That was the case this past Wednesday, when Trinity met the Eagles with a berth in the NCCAA Tournament on the line. It would be the Trolls’ first match in 11 days. The winner would advance to the tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., while the loser stayed home.     Trinity beat Judson 2-1 on Nov. 2, and last year stunned the Eagles by that same score in the NCCAA regional playoffs. The latter match was played at Judson, while this latest one was slated for Schaaf Field. ***     • Record: 14-3-2 overall, 9-1-1 CCAC, 8-2-1 home, 6-1-1 away, 0-0 neutral. Leaders: Rachael Webb 16 goals, 8 assists, 40 points; Becky Gold 1.00 goals-against average, .835 save percentage (81 saves, 16 goals against, 6 shutouts).     • Schedule: TBA, pending result of Wednesday’s match.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES 2004-R1 Plaintiff, v . ďż˝ DAWN FRY AKA DAWN T. FRY, TONY FRY D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 10 CH 18183 9348 SOUTH 87TH AVENUE HICKORY HILLS, IL 6 0 4 5 7 ďż˝ 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 December 6, 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 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 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#: 33-21643 I570407

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N , ďż˝ P l a i n t i f f ďż˝ V . ďż˝ GARY J. PETERS A/K/A GARY PETERS; BAXTER CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 09 CH 51958 Property Address: 8727 SOUTH 81ST COURT HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Fisher and Shapiro file # 09-032148 (It is advised that interested parties consult with their own attorneys before bidding at mortgage foreclosure s a l e s . ) ďż˝ PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 5, 2013, Kallen Realty Services, Inc., as Selling Official will at 12:30 p.m. on December 6, 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 8727 South 81st Court, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Permanent Index No.: 23-02-205-025 The mortgaged real estate is improved with a dwelling. The property will NOT be open for inspection. The judgment amount was $ 203,898.41. 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 . ďż˝ 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. I565757

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC4 Plaintiff, v . ďż˝ FRANK OSKOREP A/K/A FRANK T. OSKOREP, LORRAINE M. OSKOREP Defendants 12 CH 021702 9132 STRATFORD LANE 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 August 26, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 2, 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 9132 STRATFORD LANE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-10-411-014. 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 14-12-08134. 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 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. 14-12-08134 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 021702 TJSC#: 33-19680 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. I569848

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For Sale Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ELIZABETH M. MILLER A/K/A ELIZABETH M. HEPHURN, STEPHEN P. MILLER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 31243 12023 SOUTH 70TH COURT 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 June 6, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 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 12023 SOUTH 70TH COURT, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Property Index No. 24-30-112-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $304,010.13. 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, or a 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 and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). In accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(h-1) and (h-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the property, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subsections (g)(1) and (g)(4) of section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. 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: Anthony Porto, FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC, 1807 W. DIEHL ROAD, SUITE 333, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (866) 402-8661 For bidding instructions, visit Please refer to file number F11050137. 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. for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. DIEHL ROAD, SUITE 333 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 (866) 402-8661 E-Mail: Attorney File No. F11050137 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 26122 Case Number: 11 CH 31243 TJSC#: 33-24705 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. I572947

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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 ďż˝ JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N ďż˝ P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v . ďż˝ JOHN J GUINTA A/K/A JOHN GUINTA, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA, THE COMMONS OF PALOS PARK PHASE I HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S ďż˝ D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 11 CH 35414 36 BROOK LANE 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 September 16, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 18, 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 36 BROOK LANE, PALOS PARK, IL 60464 Property Index No. 23-26-201-036-0000. The real estate is improved with a two story single family 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 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 PA1120575. 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 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. PA1120575 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 11 CH 35414 TJSC#: 33-20630 I570938

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N ďż˝ BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v . ďż˝ MILAN POPOVIC, DOBRILA POPOVIC, HSBC NEVADA, NA FKA HOUSEHOLD BANK, CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A., LAS FUENTES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A. D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 11 CH 17280 9086 W. DEL PRADO DRIVE UNIT 2E 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 February 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 17, 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 9086 W. DEL PRADO DRIVE UNIT 2E, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-10-209-013-1090. The real estate is improved with a multi unit condominium building; 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 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 PA1102466. 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 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. PA1102466 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 11 CH 17280 TJSC#: 33-24925 I573503

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N ďż˝ P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v . ďż˝ DAINIUS KOPUSTAS, VIRGINIA KOPUSTIENE D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 13 CH 12401 9424 S. 83rd Ave. 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 October 2, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 3, 2014, 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 9424 S. 83rd Ave., Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-02-411-013-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $283,392.17. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. 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 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 12401 TJSC#: 33-22617 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. I567985

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Bryan Riess, of Orland Park, wrote this year’s Orland Park Theatre Troupe holiday production, “A Simple Miracle.” Riess is a member of the village’s comedy improv team and has appeared in a number of village theater productions. Performances are Dec. 13-15 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Orland Theatre Troupe presents holiday show by local playwright     The Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s holiday show has special meaning this year as the group is performing an original play written by one of its own. “A Simple Miracle” was written by longtime troupe member Bryan Riess, of Orland Park.     “I started writing the show back in 2011,” Riess recalled. “I was thinking of a holiday show that would be fun to do but it took a good year, on and off, to complete it with revisions being made all the way up until August of this year.”     Riess first joined the village’s troupe in 2010. “I had performed theater for years and took a long break before finding a home with Frann and the group,” he recalled. Riess is also in his fourth season with the village’s Orland Park Comedy Improv Team, “No Limit Laughs.”     “A Simple Miracle” takes place on Christmas Eve with the holiday anything but festive as two brothers learn that the inn they operate is being sold. A blizzard traps a cast of characters, including an angel, at the hotel, making for an interesting sequence of events.     “When we choose our holiday shows, we look for those that will have the audience leave with a

nice, warm feeling — a show that brings back great memories and truly touches hearts,” said Frann Carnivele, the troupe’s producer/ director. “This show does just that. It’s a perfect feel good story for the season written by one of our very talented own.”     An accomplished writer, Riess graduated from Elmhurst College with a double major in communications and English with a minor in theater. His first book was published by Publish America and his second book was published as an e-book with Borders Books. Riess’s 1995 play, “Here Comes the Bride,” was performed at Elmhurst College and he has two published novels available on Amazon.     Riess wrote “A Simple Miracle” with Orland Park’s theatre troupe in mind, noting, “I always wanted to perform it here and I designed the set with the Civic Center in mind, keeping everything simple and within our resources.”     Along with serving as assistant director, Riess appears in the show as Jack.     “Jack is our hero but he has a long road to travel before he can save the day,” Riess explained. “He is thrown into a situation that he’s unprepared for and is surrounded by problems. Jack struggles be-

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Omarr’s Weekly Astrological Forecast by Jeraldine Saunders     ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may be tempted to experiment with something entirely new or to change direction in the week ahead. Some other issue, however, may come full circle and shift your attention to financial concerns.     TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There’s a Full Moon in your sign, so during the first few days of this week you might feel that everything is centered on you and your most important relationships. Others may influence your decisions.     GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The deeper the well the clearer the water. In the week to come, don’t be fooled by surface appearances. You may be attracted to an educational or travel opportunity that isn’t what it seems to be.     CANCER (June 21-July 22): The Full Moon might illuminate your most important goals this week. You might realize which goals are top priorities and come to understand the best way to achieve them. Enlist friends for support.     LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Busi­ ness matters or fulfilling your ambitions could be overriding considerations in the week ahead. If you use your energy wisely, you can get a project off the ground and make it a striking success.     VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Belly up to the bar and drink deeply to new friendships. Friends could be lovers, too, or they could just be coworkers. In the week ahead, you might find that a friendship could blossom into

something more significant.     LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Think before you act. Re­ lationships will run smoothly if you’re wise enough to forgive a harsh word. Business agreements that are put together in the first half of the week should prove profitable.     SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Listen closely, since the Full Moon is in your opposite sign this week. Someone might hum a few bars of “You Light up My Life.”

You may realize who’s sincerely affectionate and who’s a passing fancy.     SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Don’t be intimidated by power and money in the week ahead. You won’t fear something if you learn more about it. Embrace your passions and let them guide you to success by being persistent.     CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the coming week, you may (Continued on page 10 )

    A new Gentle Yoga class will be offered at The Center on five Tuesdays beginning Nov. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will meet at the Anderson Activity Center of The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.     Instructor Valerie Lindstrom will lead the yoga sessions, which will include discussion and practice on breathing, relaxation, and centering, as well as movement and poses.     Yoga newcomers are welcome. Students should dress in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water bottle. The fiveweek class costs $50. Because no classes will be held on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, the fifth class will be held Jan. 7. Preregistration is required. Call The Center 361-3650.

to make winter-themed cards with red, green, shiny, and snowy designs. The workshop cost of $18 plus a $6 materials fee. Registration is required. Call 361-3650.

The Bridge Teen Center events     The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will hold Friday Night Live with live music from Max Dvorak and the Deadbolts this Friday, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.     • Enough for Now with Chili’s — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. this Saturday a night of live acoustic music from Enough for Now and free food from Chili’s. This event is exclusively for students in 9th12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID. For more information, call 532-0500 or visit     • Puppies with Purpose 2 — 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 25, a program focused on therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, police dogs and more.     • Brown Bag Lunch — 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 25, Pack a brown bag lunch and come hang out with The Bridge staff on your week off.     • Ducttape Wallets — 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26, make your very own ducttape wallet. Choose from a colorful array of duct tape to make a wallet or clutch with our student expert: Brenea. Guy and girl patterns are available.     • Thankful Jar — 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 27, stop and think about the many things in life that we have to be thankful for, turned into a craft.     • Movie Day: “Hook” — 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27, turning the

Garage into a movie theater, with popcorn. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     For more information call 5320500, or visit thebridgeteencenter. org.

Upcoming Thanksgiving puppet show     The Children’s Farm will host its annual Thanksgiving Puppet Show on Friday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m., at The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.     Directed by Kay Ardizzone, the animal puppets will present a show about being thankful. After the show, children will be invited to share refreshments and visit the barns to see the animals who have begun to grow shaggy coats.     Admission to the puppet show is $5 per person. For information, call The Center at 361-3650.

Christmas gourds     The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer holiday gourd workshops on Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.     Professional gourdcrafter Karen Caldwell will help each student to create an assortment of sparkling Christmas ornaments from small gourds, a kissing ball, or a birdhouse.     There is a class fee of $18 plus a $15 materials fee. Registration is required. For more information, call The Center at 361-3650.

Womantalk discussion     The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.     Led by MaryAnn Grzych, ladies are invited to join the discussion of “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach or other inspirational readings that participants wish to bring. There is no cost, but reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Introduction to Reiki     An introductory Reiki experience will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 24, 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 ten participants each month. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Papercraft workshop     The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer a papercraft workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.     Ann Fowler will teach students

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Christian High performs C.S. Lewis masterpiece    Chicago Christian High School will perform C.S. Lewis’ masterpiece “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” as its fall production this Friday, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, at 2:30 and 7 p.m., in the CCHS Auditorium.    Here, Aslan, played by senior Cleveland Tate, and Peter, played by sophomore Eli Altena are shown preparing for battle.    Tickets for the evening performance will be $5 for students and seniors and $8 for adults; or $3 and $5 for the matinee performance. Tickets are for reserved seating, so advanced purchases are encouraged. Tickets are on sale in the main office at CCHS, 12001 S. Oak Park Ave. in Palos Heights. Questions, call 388-7650.

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Christmas art show, sale at The Center    The Center will host its annual Christmas Art Show and Sale, on Sunday, Nov. 24, from noon to 4 p.m., at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.    The art show and sale will feature the works of Lenox Wallace, Lois Hrejsa, Marge Boyd, April Schabes, Dan Snyder, Karen Caldwell, Nettie Botts, Dan Snyder, Dave Sanders, Keith Miller, and other Center art instructors and students.    In the show will be watercolors, pen and ink drawings, handmade baskets, weavings, stained glass, pottery, quilts, knitting, pastels, collages, woodcarvings, mandalas, lapidary, gourds, jewelry, poetry, calligraphy, nature photography, handmade papers, folded paper-crafts, folkarts, and children’s and family artwork. Some instructors will demonstrate their artwork throughout the afternoon.    Blanche Sanders and the Center staff and volunteer Fellowcrafters will also have a bazaar of Christmas crafts for sale, such as wooden reindeers, tin bell swags, and holiday wreaths. For more information, call 361-3650, or visit


by Brian Lowry How CBS’ comedy strategy got shortchanged by ‘2 Broke Girls’     If you think about it, TV comedy has long relied on what amounts to an apprenticeship program. An established hit helps nurture along a new companion show, which in turn is supposed to go stand on its own, helping the next generation prosper in a “circle of life” kind of way.     For CBS, the baton pass went to “2 Broke Girls,” the linchpin of its strategy to expand the network’s successful Monday comedy block to Thursday nights. But it turns out “Girls” wasn’t up to the task, leaving the network with some interesting questions as it seeks to revive the Monday lineup — or at least buck it up a bit — with the return of “Mike and Molly.”     Although critics were sort of lukewarm about the show, the ratings for “Girls” were initially solid, thanks in part to its ap­ pealing leads, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. That emboldened CBS to make the show its Monday centerpiece while moving “Two and a Half Men” to join “The Big Bang Theory” on Thursdays.     Now, “Big Bang” has been an

Omarr (Continued from page 9 ) be pressured to keep on track with finances. Because you may be distracted by personal matters you could overlook fine print. Keep your head in the midst of a family crisis.     AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You could be blind to kindness when you should be kind to the blind. In the upcoming week, when looking both ways before crossing the street you should also look out for others who need assistance.     PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Have faith in your abilities. In the week to come, other people will give you the benefit of the doubt, which will bolster your confidence. Remain skeptical of opinions that are presented as facts.

overwhelming success, the kind TV doesn’t see very often these days. And it makes considerable sense that CBS would seek to cash in Thursdays, a night where networks have long relied on lastminute movie marketing money — as well as other ad campaigns aimed at weekend shoppers — to maximize sales.     But that left “How I Met Your Mother” and “2 Broke Girls” as its Monday tentpoles, and the former was heading into the home stretch of its run. (Whether CBS’ discussions regarding a spinoff reflect a stroke of genius or desperation will have to be evaluated at a later date.)     “Girls,” however — which among other things failed to develop a top-flight supporting cast — simply wasn’t strong enough to hold up its end of the bargain. That will put “Mike and Molly” — and the appeal of its star Melissa McCarthy — to the test. Adding to the pressure, the latest addition to prolific producer Chuck Lorre’s quartet of CBS comedies, “Mom,” is actually pretty good — and always better when Allison Janney’s around, with her character getting ample screen time this week, as she reluctantly deals with menopause. So far, though, the new show has been mostly treading water ratings-wise, thanks to its so-so lead-in.     CBS is billing “Mike and Molly,” as “new,” since McCarthy’s character abruptly quits her teaching job and decides she wants to become a writer. It’s pleasant enough, with some genuinely funny moments, while adding a semi-serialized aspect that “Mom” shares. That said, it’s hard to imagine a mild direction change will bring in droves of viewers, even if there’s a good possibility of improving on “2 Broke Girls’” numbers.     CBS thus finds itself in an interesting predicament. The network would be crazy to re­ treat from the presence it has established Thursdays, with feeble sitcom competition from NBC. Yet that Thursday presence may come at the expense of being able to sustain a two-hour sitcom block

Mondays, which gets down to one of those cost-benefit analyses that force people to actually pay attention to what minions in the research, sales and accounting departments have to say.     The lesson of “2 Broke Girls” is, perhaps, that viewers exhibit less patience than they did in the past. In the good old days, if you established a comedy hit it could often coast along on habit and goodwill until you reached five years and syndication. Here, a sort of nagging mediocrity (identified by critics faster than viewers) caught up with the show considerably faster.     Of course, CBS’ comedy challenge is all relative, but it’s hard to see “Two and a Half Men” hanging on too much longer, and “The Big Bang Theory’s” indemand stars won’t be getting any less expensive. In that regard, CBS could find itself in the situation NBC faced back in its “Must-See TV” heyday — hanging on to its biggest hits while the clock ticks on coming up with something capable of carrying on.     CBS still has some time to find that show, but this much seems clear: Having once been viewed as the heir apparent for the job, “2 Broke Girls” looks too poor to qualify.

Top DVD Rentals     1. Iron Man 3, Walt Disney Studios, PG-13     2. Man of Steel, Warner Bros., PG-13     3. Monsters University, Disney/Pixar, G     4. World War Z, Paramount Pictures, PG-13     5. Star Trek Into Darkness, Paramount Pictures, PG-13     6. The Croods, DreamWorks, PG     7. Grown Ups 2, Sony Pictures, PG-13     8. This is the End, Sony Pictures, R     9. The Heat, 20th Century Fox, R     10. Pacific Rim, Warner Bros., PG-13

    (NOTICE: Ratings for each film begin with a ‘star’ rating — one star meaning ‘poor,’ four meaning ‘excellent’ — followed by the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and then by a family-viewing guide, the key for which appears below.)     STARTING THIS WEEK: “PLANES”: “Cars” with wings ... that’s largely how this animated Disney fantasy plays, which doesn’t make it completely original though it still supplies entertainment for all ages. Dane Cook voices Dusty Crophopper, a modest plane that wants to complete against much sleeker vehicles in a major race. If you wonder whether he succeeds, it’s possible you’ve never seen a Disney movie before. Among others in the voice cast are Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Brad Garrett, Cedric the Entertainer, Val Kilmer (an amusing inclusion, given his “Top Gun” work) and a particularly enjoyable Stacy Keach. DVD extras: three “making-of” documentaries; deleted scenes; “Franz’s Song” music video. *** (PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “2 GUNS”: A teaming of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg pretty much guarantees action, and that’s just what this tale based on a graphic novel series delivers. The stars play a DEA agent and an NCIS operative, respectively, who both have infiltrated a drug cartel. Cut loose by their bosses after their mutual assignment hits complications, they have to rely on each other to complete the mission and survive. The differences in Washington’s and Wahlberg’s styles work well for them here, and Edward James Olmos does some excellent snarling as the main villain. Paula Patton, Bill Paxton and Fred Ward also appear. DVD extras: “making-of” documentary; audio commentary by director Baltasar Kormakur and producer Adam Siegel; deleted and extended scenes. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “WE’RE THE MILLERS”: After he becomes a crime victim, a drug dealer (“Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis) has to get creative in making good on the money and wares he lost in this well-played comedy. To save his hide, he becomes determined to acquire a shipment in Mexico and get back into the U.S. with it, and he enlists several neighbors — including a stripper (a very funny Jennifer Aniston) — to pose as his family to help him do it. Emma Roberts, Ed Helms

(“The Hangover”), Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn also star. *** (R and unrated versions: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “THE WORLD’S END”: Yes, humanity at large faces a crisis in the latest satirical teaming from British humorists Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), along with returning director Edgar Wright ... but The World’s End also is a name of a bar at the end of a pub crawl that the main characters didn’t finish years earlier. Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine play the other pals on the quest, which could remain incomplete when a sci-fi scenario on the order of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” develops. DVD extras: “making-of” documentary; audio commentary by Pegg and Wright. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “THE TO DO LIST”: Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”) has a good, if not family-friendly, role in this comedy about a booksmart early-1990s teen who decides she needs to become more worldly before heading off to college. She makes a list of life experiences she wants to catch up on, and she quickly realizes she’s outdone herself with her wishes. Connie Britton (“Nashville”) and Clark Gregg play her parents in a cast that also includes “Hart of Dixie” colleagues Rachel Bilson and Scott Porter, as well as Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (‘’Superbad”) and Andy Samberg. DVD extras: two “making-of” documentaries; audio commentary by Hader and writer-director Maggie Carey; deleted scenes; outtakes. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “PARANOIA”: Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman were enemies in “Air Force One,” and they’re not in much better standing with each other in this business-world

melodrama. They play rivals, with Liam Hemsworth as a blackmailed pawn between them as he’s coerced into corporate spying. Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Holloway also appear in the overly complicated tale from director Robert Luketic (“21”), but the reunion of Oldman and Ford is the real show here. ** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     COMING SOON: “GETAWAY” (Nov. 26): An ex-race driver (Ethan Hawke) must drive fast and do the bidding of his wife’s kidnapper to save her life; Selena Gomez co-stars. (PG13: AS, P, V)     “JOBS” (Nov. 26): Ashton Kutcher plays Apple co-founder and personal tech visionary Steve Jobs, with Josh Gad as his compatriot Steve Wozniak. (PG-13: AS, P)     “RED 2” (Nov. 26): The CIA veterans (Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich) are targeted by foes and supposed friends while on the hunt for a revolutionary weapon. (PG-13: AS, P, V)     “THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES” (Dec. 3): A young woman (Lily Collins) discovers she’s a descendant of ancient demon fighters in this adaptation of the Cassandra Clare best-seller. (PG-13: AS, V)     “THE SMURFS 2” (Dec. 3): When Smurfette (voice of Katy Perry) is kidnapped, her comrades go to Paris to rescue her. (PG: AS, V)     “THE WOLVERINE” (Dec. 3): Hugh Jackman returns as the Marvel Comics hero, facing enemies including his own internal one in modern Japan. (PG-13 and unrated versions: AS, P, V)     FAMILY-VIEWING GUIDE KEY: AS, adult situations; N, nudity; P, profanity; V, violence; GV, particularly graphic violence.

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