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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Late ballots counted: Judge Lawler still wins by Tim Hadac staff reporter The champagne bottles will remain uncorked and on ice, at least for the moment, in the Cook County Circuit Court’s 15th judicial subcircuit Democratic primary race (Sterba vacancy). Shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, the Cook County Clerk’s Office released unofficial results showing Judge Chris Lawler of Palos Heights leading Michael B. Barrett of Orland Park by a mere 14 votes. With all 291 precincts reporting, Lawler was in front with 4,168 votes (25.98 percent) and Barrett an eyelash away with 4,154 votes (25.89 percent). With ongoing counting of provisional and mailed-in ballots in the days since election night, the numbers have been updated and Lawler’s lead has widened slightly, to 16 votes. As of Tuesday afternoon, Lawler led with 4,206 votes (25.98 percent), with Barrett still in second at 4,190 tallies (25.88 percent).

Palos Twp. referendum may pass after all Bringing up the rear in the race are Robbin Perkins of Matteson with 3,018 votes (18.64 percent), Sondra Denmark of Matteson with 2,803 votes (17.31 percent), and Mary Beth Duffy of Tinley Park with 1,973 votes (12.19 percent). Post-election analysis of political strength shows that Perkins won the most votes in Rich Township, Barrett captured Bloom and Thornton townships, and Lawler triumphed in Palos, Worth, Bremen and Lemont townships, as well as in Orland Township, Barrett’s home turf. Clerk’s Office spokesperson Courtney Greve told The Regional News on Tuesday that all ballots in their possession have been counted, and that while there is a possibility that a few ballots postmarked by March 17 may trickle in by the April 1 deadline, “We don’t anticipate movement” in the race that would change the outcome. The Clerk’s Office has until

April 8 to release final, official results, although Greve said they may be coming before that. Neither Lawler nor Barrett has issued a statement in the wake of the ongoing count.

ship officials to launch an electricity aggregation program designed to lower electric bills for residential and small businesses in unincorporated Palos Township. Aggregation uses the group purchasing power of residents to Palos Twp. referendum help municipalities, townships The ongoing ballot count has and other jurisdictions to negocaused a possible reversal of the tiate lower wholesale prices on results in unincorporated Palos electricity bills, and potentially Township, where the “yes” votes cleaner energy sources. Several on electricity aggregation have hundred Illinois communities--including Palos Heights, Palos Park overtaken the “no” votes. The election night count of 473 and Orland Park-- have already “no” votes to 472 “yes” tallies had used aggregation successfully to shifted by Tuesday afternoon to negotiate savings for residents and 477 “yes” and 474 “no” with the small businesses. While electricity aggregation counting of a small number of mailed-in and provisional ballots referenda have won in recent that were not reflected in the years in municipalities across the Chicago area, they did not fare election-night vote tallies. Referenda must earn a majority well in 2014. The Palos Township of “yes” votes to win. A tie vote question remains close to being a toss-up, and an electricity aggregameans the question loses. The question before voters was tion referendum in the Village of whether or not to authorize town- Bellwood lost by a 977-730 vote

on March 18. Because the margin is so close, Greve would not make a prediction on the final outcome, but encouraged everyone to stay tuned. Palos Township Supervisor Colleen Schumann, however, declared victory on Tuesday afternoon, saying that by her reckoning, only two absentee ballots were unaccounted for—and even if they were “no” votes, the aggregation question would pass with a single vote to spare. Saying she is “very happy” about the outcome, Schumann said aggregation will “definitely be a positive thing” for utility customers—about 2,000 or so, she said—in unincorporated Palos Township. The next step, Schumann said, is for township officials to contact residents by mail (after the County Clerk releases the final, official count), share the election results with them and outline the

next steps. Those next steps will include holding two more public hearings relating to how the program will be administered. In the best case scenario, according to consultant James R. Seay, residential and small-business consumers in unincorporated Palos Township will start seeing savings on their ComEd bills within four months. The aggregation initiative will only move forward if Seay can negotiate an electricity rate lower than what ComEd charges, although he expressed confidence that will occur. The program will also have an opt-out mechanism for those who want to continue having ComEd as their wholesale supplier of electricity. While voter registration in suburban Cook County stands at an all-time high of more than 1.45 million, turnout on March 18 fell to an all-time low, percentagewise. Some 228,186 ballots were cast by 15.7 percent of registered voters— down sharply from 23.6 percent in 2012 and 25.5 percent in 2010.

Photos by Jeff Vorva and Tim Hadac

Community lines up to honor Heights’ Olympian medalist Palos Heights’ Winter Olympics silver medalist Kendall Coyne has a little fun with the Eagles masAt right, Coyne signs autographs for Saint Alexander schoolchildren who were among the large cot last Friday during an assembly at her alma mater, Sandburg High School, before shooting a few crowd who greeted her at a reception last Thursday at the Palos Heights Public Library. See more plastic pucks at teacher Mike White. This followed an assembly with her at Palos South on March 17. scenes of local celebrations of Kendall Coyne’s accomplishments in Sochi on Page 4.

Heights actress plays the coquette in ‘Rent’ by Tim Hadac staff reporter

Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets range in price from $36.90 to $49.90 and may be purchased at the box office, via phone at (630) 896-6666, or online at paramountaurora.com. Inspired by Puccini’s beloved opera La Boheme, “Rent” formally debuted off-Broadway in 1996, one day after the sudden death of its creator, Jonathon Larson. It later moved to the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway, where it earned four Tony Awards and won the Pulitzer Prize. The play focuses on the daily lives and struggles of young artists and musicians in New York City’s Lower East Side, pondering their own vulnerability and even mortality in the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The language is occasionally coarse in “Rent,” and the work explores issues around sexual orientation and other adult topics, so the Paramount has stated that the show is not recommended for those under age 17. Prestinario commended the Paramount for tackling such a gritty urban play that represented “an artistic risk” for a theater with a suburban subscriber base assumed by some to be socially conservative. “People are responding very well,” she said. “They’re opening their hearts and minds to the message. Attendance has been strong by a diverse audience of people of all races and all ages. Photo by Liz Lauren Andrea Prestinario as Maureen (right) and Meghan Murphy as Joanne perform in the Paramount The- People have been on their feet, applauding, even before the curtain atre’s production of “Rent,” running through April 6 in Aurora. performance as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” at the Paramount in 2011. “Traditional roles like Eliza When Palos Heights native Andrea Prestinario landed the role are more in my wheelhouse,” she of Maureen in the Paramount added when reflecting on playTheatre’s production of the rock ing Maureen, a flirtatious permusical “Rent,” she knew she had formance artist who leaves her boyfriend, Mark, for Joanne, her a challenge on her hands. “It’s an atypical role for me, girlfriend. “But I have to say, I’m an edgy role,” said Prestinario, having a blast. ‘Rent’ is one of an actress, singer and dancer per- those shows I’ve loved for years. haps best known for her acclaimed We used to sing [its songs] on

the way home from high school.” Prestinario said she enjoys being part of a production that “brings rock and roll into musical theater” and mentioned such contemporary works as “American Idiot,” “Rock of Ages” and even “Wicked” as examples of plays that incorporate rock ‘n’ roll. The play opened March 12 and runs through Sunday, April 6 at the theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Show times are

Andrea Prestinarion call, and I’ve even seen people in the audience who were moved to tears. It’s been a powerful, positive experience.”

“I guess you really can’t judge a book by its cover,” she chuckled about the positive reaction of Paramount’s subscribers. Prestinario, who currently lives in New York City, said she has enjoyed coming home for “Rent,” both to the Paramount and to Palos Heights. She gave thanks to her “most supportive” family and friends who have faithfully attended performances. “It has been a great homecoming for me,” she concluded. “In a way, since I played Eliza [in the first production of Paramount’s inaugural, self-produced Broadway Series], I feel a connection with the Paramount. I see how well they’ve done, and I feel a little like a proud mama coming back.”

Photo by Liz Lauren

Andrea Prestinario (just right of center) is shown with the cast of characters in “Rent,” a musical chronicle of lives and loves on the edge early in the age of AIDS.


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Editorial

Kendall a role model on and beyond the ice One can’t help falling into admiration for Kendall Coyne. In that last game for the Gold in Sochi, the young Palos Heights Olympian darted across the rink after the puck with such speed and heart, nobody can say she didn’t leave it all on the ice. They called it a heart-breaker to see Canada’s women’s team come back strong and take the Gold medal away from Kendall and her USA teammates in overtime. It was hard to see the tears of disappointment on their faces. Although America’s team may have felt letdown by that oh-so-close loss to the ladies of the transcontinental nation created by the British North America Act of 1867 to our north, no one in the Palos Heights area could feel anything but pride that a hometown heroine of such grace and athleticism as Kendall Coyne brought home a silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics. The true grit Miss Coyne displayed on the ice in Sochi, however, was just a small taste of the deep strength of character the young lady has displayed while being put on display throughout the community in personal appearances since her return, a schedule that seems to this observer perhaps as grueling as anything she had to endure before and during the games in Sochi. But Kendall Coyne has been more than a good sport through it all, from visits to her alma maters of Southwest Suburban Montessori, Palos South and Sandburg High schools to a marathon autograph-signing session with a chaotic roomful of children she smiled through at the Palos Heights Public Library last Thursday. It was there she humbly accepted an American flag that flew over the Capitol and a proclamation by Congressman Dan Lipinski, and a street sign reading Kendall Coyne Pl. given to her by Mayor Bob Straz. Watching Kendall bear it all with dignity and grace – and most impressively of all, a totally unaffected humility – I could not help thinking Kendall Coyne is the closet thing Palos Heights has or ever had to the phenomenon of Charles A. Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle, whose monumental fame and celebrity after his return from his solo flight across the Atlantic from Long Island, N.Y., to Paris in 1927 cannot begin to be fathomed by Americans today. And no the thought did not make me fear that Kendall will be changed for the worse by the accolades her proud community insists on heaping upon her after her team triumph in Sochi. She appears to be too well-grounded for that. It was the shuddering thought that this slight young lady in the oversized jersey with the bright, expectant face of the all-American girl next door appeared so vulnerable to the American compulsion toward mass adulation so fierce to chew up and spit out our heroes, pry into their private lives or otherwise do them harm – a victimization that struck the reserved man they called “Lucky Lindy” and his wife Anne in the most tragic, devastating manner any parent could possibly suffer. Sure it is understandable that a community from which such an admirable young lady as Kendall Coyne has sprung should desire to bask in the silver glow of her reflected Olympic glory. But it is our hope that she will be able to get a rest from it soon, and resume her daily duties, activities and avocation in the privacy and relative obscurity from whence she was prepared so well for the fame she so deservedly achieved in Sochi. This humble young lady may be the perfect ambassador for Palos Heights – a truly refreshing exemplar of virtuous Middle Class suburban youth. Yes, it has been a time for her hometown and broader community to celebrate our admiration for Kendall. But the time will soon come when the best favor we can do her is to just let her be. May God bless and protect her and all her remarkable family. — Jack Murray, editor

For the Public Safety ‘IRS’ phone scam steals $100 million and counting From Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller If the phone rings and the caller says he represents the IRS, be suspicious. That’s the warning from federal authorities, who last Thursday said a nationwide phone scam has stolen $1 million from thousands of unsuspecting people. The impostor claims to be an Internal Revenue Service representative and tells “intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,” an IRS inspector general office said. “The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.” The IRS has received more than 20,000 reports about the scam. J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, called it

“the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen.” IRS officials typically first reach out by mail rather than phone, and don’t demand immediate payment by debit card, credit card or wire transfer, the inspector general said. The IRS said people who receive such calls or other suspicious requests should contact the IRS. Tax-related phone scams are among the “dirty dozen” fraud techniques the IRS warned about earlier this tax season. It also warned of phishing emails, preparer fraud and claims a preparer can offer “free money.” They may even hang up and call back pretending to be the police. Others tell victims they are owed large refunds and ask for personal information in order to steal their identity. If you believe you’re a victim of this scam, call (1-800) 3664484.

Readers Write Brand new faces become Americans Dear Editor: Is there a face of the United States of America? The League of Women Voters of the Palos-Orland Area last Friday registered a group of new voters at Moraine Valley Community College. This was a very special group because they had just become American citizens on that very day. After completing the necessary requirements, people from 28 countries from around the world, each chose to be an American face. The American face on that day was light skinned, dark skinned and every shade in between. The American eyes were of all colors and shapes. The American hair color ranged from silver gray to black (and some Americans had their hair covered by a hijab). These new American faces were old and young. The room was filled with

smiling families with accents and languages from 28 countries. As I sat in the audience, my thoughts went back to my immigrant Lithuanian grandparents, who chose to become American citizens many years ago. The legacy of their American dream lives on in a diverse group of descendants who are living that dream. On that day at Moraine, the brand new faces of America started the dream. Let’s welcome them into our communities with wishes of freedom to be who ever and whatever they desire. What a country! Janet Evans Palos Heights

Yes for Independent Maps Dear Editor: While the primary election campaign season has just ended and the general election campaign has yet to get into full swing, there is an ongoing cam-

paign that needs your attention and support. Yes for Independent Maps is a nonpartisan coalition that is trying to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. This amendment would stop the practice of gerrymandering by our statewide officials when it comes time to redraw our statewide voting district after the next census. Last week, the partisan ballots were filled with incumbents running without opposition or ballot positions that were simply empty. This is a product of the gerrymandered maps drawn by our elected officials to guarantee their reelection with little or no opposition. Help us stop this practice by requiring our statewide legislative maps to be drawn by an independent commission. Support Yes for Independent Maps by signing their petition so that this amendment can be on the ballot for approval next November. The

Pet project in St. Louis needs human touch I own two dogs and a cat. Let me get that out of the way at the onset. And, I have nothing against pets of any kind and believe they make great companions. Finally, I do not understand why anyone would abuse or neglect a pet, and believe it’s shameful that it happens as often as it does. That said, the growing trend of “rescuing” pets—giving shelter to homeless dogs, for example -- is tough for me to get behind. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with caring for a dog or cat that’s lost its way or taking a trip to the animal shelter to adopt a pet, but I sometimes wonder if our priorities are straight. I was reminded of the “rescue” trend last week while watching the Blackhawks play the St. Louis Blues. The television announcer noted that Blues captain David Backes and his wife founded Athletes for Animals. The organization describes itself as a “united team of professional athletes with a shared passion for rescuing and protecting the welfare of homeless pets nationwide. The group is made up of athletes from all the major sports, many who play for St. Louis teams. Athletes for Animals and similar organizations got significant media attention recently when several members of Team USA, including Backes, adopted dogs while in Sochi and brought them home. While in Sochi, many of the athletes helped feed and care for the dogs abandoned in the Olympic city. It made for great press and better photo ops. Don’t get me wrong. Their actions are well-intentioned. There’s nothing wrong with helping a dog in need—feeding it, giving it a home. The trouble is, there are countless hungry and homeless people who need our help long before dogs and cats. I’ve often wondered what the homeless and hungry think

Eamon Foley, Oak Lawn   Just walking. I’m holding my own.”

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about getting less attention than animals. People sleep under viaducts on cold winter nights, line up for limited space at shelters and pick through the garbage to find something to eat while rescued pets get love and attention from caring families. Again, our priorities are wildly misplaced. It’s easy to understand why we love pets and want to care for them. They’re cute and adorable. They require some time and effort, but once they get accustomed to their home and family, they’re little bother. We play with them, take them on walks and they respond with unconditional love. It’s not so simple with human beings. There’s nothing cute and adorable about the homeless and hungry. Many have struggled on the streets for years—some are alcoholics, drug addicts and ex-cons. Society too often turns away from these people, convinced that they’re beyond help. That’s true to an extent. We all know the guy who’s been on the street corner for years begging for a loose change. Chances are he’s never going to get the help he needs and become a productive member of society. But there also are struggling families who caught a bad break or two—unemployment, unexpected illness—which caused them to lose their home. The road back can be a difficult one. It’s tough to get back on track when home is a car or a series of shelters and you’re next meal is in question. Backes and his teammates need to understand this. The

Blues captain doesn’t have to look outside the city in which he plays hockey to see signs of hunger and despair. Approximately 135,000 children in St. Louis are at risk for hunger, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This represents enough children to fill Busch Stadium three times. Further, approximately 88 percent of children enrolled in St. Louis public schools rely on free or reduced-cost meal programs. Many of these students go back to homes where there is little or no food. In 2011, the Food Research and Action Center reported that nearly 20 percent of Missouri residents experienced low or very low food security. This means that one out of every five people in Missouri does not know where a next meal will come from. Nearly 50 years, ago Bobby Kennedy traveled to rural Mississippi to check on the progress of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, better known as the War on Poverty. What he found, writes Peter Edelman in his book “So Rich, So Poor,” was “children, thousands of them, hungry to a point very near starvation.” Kennedy was “deeply moved and outraged,” Edelman wrote, and made relieving hunger a top priority. Sadly, athletes such as Backes and a host of other celebrities are too busy taking care of pets. Imagine if he and other popular players required fans to make food contributions at personal appearances and autograph signings. Pantries throughout St. Louis would be eternally grateful. Imagine if an effort was undertaken to build additional homeless shelters in NHL cities—hockey fans would respond if their favorite players were involved. There’s nothing wrong with watching out for animals, but must not ignore hungry and homeless men and women in the process.

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Palos Park dedicates Centennial Park sports fields Braving squishy ground dampened by snow after snow, Palos Park Mayor John Mahoney goes into his best batting crouch, just before he whacked a ceremonial first pitch hurled by former White Sox player Mike Huff, at last Thursday’s dedication of Centennial Park, near 123rd and Will-Cook Road. Playing catcher is the mayor’s son, John Jr. Cutting the ribbon on the new five-acre park are Recreation Advisory Commission member Loretta Gaidas (from left), Village Accounts and Finances Commissioner James Pavlatos, Mayor John Mahoney,

Recreation Advisory Commission President Charles Wells, and Village Clerk Marie Arrigoni. In the background is Monsignor John McNamara, who offered a few observations and blessed the new park. Ground was broken on the new park a year ago April. The new facility, named to honor the village’s 100th anniversary, includes a baseball/softball diamond, an outfield that can be used for soccer and lacrosse, and a walking path. Future plans include the addition of a basketball court, playground, concession stand and more, according to Village Manager Rick Boehm.

Palos Park maps half marathon road closings by Michael Gilbert Regional correspondent

Plans also Centennial Spring Fun Run

The contract will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and will result in “a very minimal increase” to the current water rate of $9.87 per An unseasonably cool spring to leave their homes during the begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K run 1,000 gallons, Palos Park Village Although the race starts and the race. evening with the possibility for Polk said that “in order to en- marathon, Polk said. The village will begin an hour later. Both races Manager Rick Boehm said. The snow may not inspire many to finishes in Palos Heights, it does head out for a jaunt through Palos traverse through Palos Park which sure a safe environment for half will notify those residents either start and finish at the Recreation new water rates are not yet finalized, but Boehm expected them Park, but that didn’t prevent vil- is why the intergovernmental marathon runners,” Route 83 will by phone or mail of the potential Center, 8901 W. 123rd St. Trophies will be awarded to the to be finalized in a few months. lage officials Monday from taking agreement was needed, Palos Park be closed to all traffic on May 4, inconvenience. Oak Lawn, which gets its wa“We do everything but airlift overall male and female 5K winaction to allow a half marathon to Police Commissioner Dan Polk. from roughly 6 to 11 a.m. “We encourage you to avoid the them out of their homes,” Polk ner along with the top male and ter from Chicago, is planning a “[The intergovernmental come through town in May and female in several age categories. $171 million upgrade to its water agreement] is something we do area if possible and seek alternate joked. promote another race. Those interested in competing Awards will also be given to the delivery system that will increase Palos Park officials Monday each year because the race goes routes during this time frame,” OK’d an intergovernmental agree- through Palos Park,” Polk said. he said, adding that 111th, 123rd in either the half marathon or 10K top finishers in the 1-mile race. the safety, capacity and reliability The agreement is with Palos and 131st streets are all possible run can register online at www. For more information, contact the of the system, Boehm said. ment for the planning and adminThe improvements, which are rec. center at 671-3760. istering of the First Midwest Bank Heights-based athletic store Run- alternatives as well as LaGrange firstmidwesthalfmarathon.com. Also Monday, village officials expected to be completed by 2018, Village officials also promoted Half Marathon and 10K Run on ning for Kicks and the Chicago Road and Harlem and Ridgeland the Park Park Recreation Center’s voted unanimously to enter into will update the pumping and conSunday, May 4. The half mara- Running and Special Events Man- avenues. Residents in the Edelweiss sub- Centennial Spring Fun Run, which a contract with Oak Lawn to sup- trol systems and provide a fully thon has been held annually since agement Inc. Running for Kicks 2008 and event organizers added is owned by Mel Diab, who was division will be especially impact- will take place on Saturday, April ply Lake Michigan water to Palos redundant secondary transmission line, Boehm said. instrumental in the creation of ed by the race and may be unable 5. The 1-mile run for children will Park through 2054. the shorter 10K this year.

Palos Hills is talkin’ about the Webb boys Webb Chevy ready to move into vacant Sid’s property By Kelly White Correspondent Despite two aldermen trying to put the brakes on a goodwill gesture, the rest of the Palos Hills city council steered a clear path for a Webb Chevrolet dealership to come to town. The council voted 7-2 last Thursday to allow the dealership a special-use permit for the new purchased property located at the old Sid’s property at 11164 Southwest Highway to park vehicles before the business opens. Aldermen Martin Kleefisch and Joan Knox (1st Ward) voted against the permit, citing a potential inconvenience to neighbors. Alderman A.J. Pasek was absent. “All of us are anxious to see this property utilized in a healthy business way,” Kleefisch said. “However, I feel residents may want their voices heard on this matter, concerning the temporary use of the property.”

Knox agreed. “Residents are concerned with what kind of business is going up behind their houses. They should be made aware of what is going to take place prior to it happening.” Mayor Jerry Bennett suggested the drawing up of a contractual agreement upon which Webb Chevy would be allowed to temporarily use the location as a special-use zoned property to store the vehicles until meeting with the Planning and Zoning Board, then beginning construction and eventually opening for business. City Attorney, George Pappas, will be drawing up a temporary ordinance permitting the temporary special-use and allowing Roberts to begin moving cars to the location immediately. “Basically, all the company is asking for is to park cars there,” Bennett said, “They are a familyowned company with a good name and reputation. I think we should give them a chance.”

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The old Sid’s site in Palos Hills will become a Webb Chevrolet dealership later this year. “I understand the aldermen’s concern,” William Hansen (3rd Ward) said, “But they already purchased the property. These are businessmen, showing longterm commitment.” The company’s general man-

ager, Jerry Roberts, appeared at the meeting. Webb purchased the B2, or commercially-zoned piece of property, three weeks ago, assuming it was also a specialuse property capable for storing cars currently unavailable for purchase, according to Roberts. Roberts told the council the company is in an emergency situation, with the lease expiring at the end of the week at a temporary storage unit with nowhere

to store the vehicles. “The property cannot be used to store these vehicles until it is switched over to a special-use property,” Roberts said. Roberts is planning on storing 200-300 new cars at the Palos Hills location. His company is also planning construction to the former Sid’s property, including replacing the existing privacy fence with a new fence and landscaping. Roberts requested a temporary

special-use permit to which Webb Chevy will pay the city of Palos Hills $1,000 a month in order to store the vehicles at the location until the construction is complete and the location opens for business. Roberts and his lawyer, Joe Splain, requested a 12-month deadline on the temporary license; however, Roberts assured (Continued on page 4)

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Good sport hockey great Kendall greets her public

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Olympic silver medalist Kendall Coyne poses for a photograph with Francesca Hammerstein, 10, a student at Palos East Elementary School (photos clockwise from top right). Standing next to the Palos Heights hockey star is her mother, Ahlise. Coyne was the guest of honor at a reception sponsored by the city and held last Thursday at the Palos Heights Public Library. More than 100 girls, boys, moms, dads and others attended event, where Coyne offered a few observations on her experiences in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski was on hand to present Coyne with a congressional proclamation and a U.S. flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Coyne signs a shirt worn by Kate Boyle, 10, a student at Palos East Elementary School. Palos Heights Mayor Robert Straz presents an honorary street sign as a symbol of the city’s pride in Coyne’s achievements.

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Kendall Coyne addresses the crowd of thousands of students at her alma mater, Sandburg High School, last Friday morning at the first of two assemblies. Coyne graduated from Sandburg in 2010.

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Why shop locally? Why support local businesses?

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The kindergarten class at Southwest Suburban Montessori School in Palos Park, enjoyed meeting their latest hero, Kendall Coyne, when the Olympic silver medalist recently visited their school. An alum the Montessori school, Kendall was greeted with great enthusiasm and loads of questions from her new young fans who just couldn’t stop talking about their experience with her.

Sid’s site (Continued from page 3) the council the dealership will be open for business at a much sooner date.

“We are hoping to even be open as soon as 150 days from now,” he said his plan is to start moving cars immediately upon the approval of the special-use permit. There will be no alteration to the property in any way until he meets with the Planning and

Zoning Board in three weeks to discuss further construction plans to take place on the property. The family-owned Webb Chevy holds a strong consumer base at its location, 9440 S Cicero Ave, and the company is hoping to carry on this representation in

Palos Hills. “We are here to create jobs, create property tax revenues and create sales tax revenues within the city of Palos Hills,” Roberts said. The city will obtain one percent of all Webb Chevy’s sales tax revenues.

Shopping locally helps support the community and its many activities. Local businesses support the many activities in the community with thousands of dollars of contributions every year to help make it a better place. Money spent locally stays and helps the community grow. Support the community by supporting the ones who help the community grow—local businesses.


The Regional News Thursday, March 27, 2014

Valuables reported stolen A Palos Park resident told police on March 9 that she suspects that men who installed a security system at her home in late February may have stolen a necklace and a designer purse from her bedroom. The two items are valued at a total of $2,100, according to the victim, a 57-year-old woman. The security system was installed in late February, while the victim and her husband were away on vacation, according to a police report. The couple’s 31-year-old daughter was at home while the workers were installing the alarm, but did not follow a technician into her mother’s bedroom because he appeared “creepy,” the woman told police. Police said they are investigating the matter. In other Palos Park police news, Lemonte G. Booker, 18, of Orland Park, was issued a citation on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and given written warnings for speeding and driving without a license. Police curbed his vehicle near 135th and La Grange Road at 10:54 p.m. March 9 after they reportedly saw his vehicle traveling at 45 mile per hour, well over the posted speed limit of 30. Police said they found a cannabis grinder in Booker’s vehicle. Allison K. Summers, 26, of Mokena, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on an expired license. Her vehicle was pulled over by police in the 12300 block of South Wolf Road at 7:06 p.m. last Thursday after a routine

PALOS PARK POLICE registration check. Police said they recovered a blue glass smoking pipe with cannabis residue, as well as a clear plastic bag containing cannabis. Summers is scheduled to appear in court in Bridgeview on May 8. Police ticketed Brian A. Burke, 26, of Worth, on a charge of possession of cannabis. Officers responding to a “car in a ditch” call at 2:23 a.m. March 15 at Ford Road and Wolf Road said they found cannabis in the center console of the stranded vehicle. Naseer Zegar, 32, of Palos Park, was cited with cannabis possession. Police curbed his vehicle

near Old Creek Road and Meadow Lane at 5:19 p.m. March 11 after the reportedly spotted a “thick , beaded rope” hanging from his rearview mirror and obstructing his view. Police cited Kacper T. Pyrek, 18, of Palos Park, with consumption of alcohol by a minor. Officers on patrol said they spotted Pyrek at 2:36 a.m. March 7, walking on the street and pushing his inoperative motor scooter near 80th Avenue and Rosemary Lane. In response to a question, Pyrek allegedly admitted drinking two beers earlier in the night. He and his scooter were transported home by police, who attempted to contact Pyrek’s parents but were told they were away on vacation. Photo by Tim Hadac

Man charged with speeding

Sertoma Centre will benefit from a two-day Super Sale in the former Ben Franklin store on Harlem Avenue in downtown Palos Heights next weekend, April 5 and 6.

Palos Heights police arrested Mohammad Quran, 20, of Oak Lawn, and charged him with speeding, driving on a suspended license, and no proof of insurance. Police stopped his vehicle in the 11800 block of South Harlem Avenue at 1:50 p.m. March 19 after they reportedly observed it traveling at 53 miles per hour, 18 miles per hour over the posted limit. Bond was set at $2,000, and Quran is due in court in April 4. In other Palos Heights police news, Teresa D. Warren, 42, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license. Police curbed her vehicle in the 6300

by Suzanne Simmons Sertoma Centre

PALOS HEIGHTS POLICE block of West 127th Street at 4:11 p.m. last Thursday after a routine registration check. Bond was set at $1,500, and Warren is due in court on April 18. Kelvin Lyles, 35, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license. Police stopped his vehicle in the 6300 block of West College Drive at 9:31 p.m. last Friday, after they reportedly spotted his vehicle with only one headlight working. Bond was set at $1,500, and Lyles is scheduled to appear in court on May 2.

Sertoma Centre Super Sale in Heights will aid disabled

The family of Brittany Wawrzyniakis continuing its push for perceived justice this week by staging a Saturday rally near the Worth boat launch and a visit to Tuesday’s village board meeting. The rally is set for 3 p.m. at the Christensen Terrace Centre, 115th Street and Beloit Avenue. Rebecca Tully, Wawrzyniak’s mother, plans to make a presentation that will summarize all the family knows about her daughter’s Nov. 8 death. “I’m pretty nervous,” Tully said. The rally was initially set for noon at a park in Oak Lawn, but the time and location were changed due to scheduling conflicts. The Worth Village Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 7112 W. 111th St. Both the rally and the appearance at Tuesday’s board meeting are designed to bring more attention to the case, which the family believes is being neglected by Worth police, Tully said. Police have refused to comment on the case because it is

an ongoing investigation. Tully said she asked village officials about the possibility of moving the village board meeting to a larger venue to accommodate an anticipated large crowd, but has not received a response as of Tuesday afternoon. “They just wrote down my phone number and said they’d get back to me,” Tully said. Efforts to contact Mayor Mary Werner Monday and Tuesday were unsuccessful. Tully and her family have tirelessly promoted the rally, passing out approximately 1,000 flyers throughout Worth. She said it’s difficult to gauge how many people will attend the event. “I have no idea,” Tully said. “I’m surprised how many people are following what’s going on.” Tully said she’s received several calls and emails from people she doesn’t know voicing concern about the case. “It’s amazing to me how much strangers care,” she said. Several hundred people attended a November vigil at the boat launch, 115th Street and Beloit Avenue, which was held days after Wawrzyniak died. Additionally, The RIP Brittany

Sertoma Centre’s Housewares Super Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to benefit individuals with disabilities. These items make perfect shower, wedding, and anniversary or housewarming gifts. Many items are not yet available at retail stores. The Super Sale will be held for two days only at the former Ben Franklin Store, 12306 S. Harlem Ave. Shoppers can save 50 to 70 percent on brand new arrivals from the 2014 International Housewares Show.

People looking for bargains for the kitchen and other housewares can shop, save and support individuals with disabilities at Sertoma Center’s Super Sale next weekend in Palos Heights. Volunteers are also sought to help out at the sale benefiting Sertoma Centre’s mission. The old Ben Franklin store on Harlem Avenue has been closed for years, but shoppers can again Facebook page, created shortly look for bargains there and save after her death, has nearly 8,000 money on brand new houseware followers. items. Tully said she met with Worth police last Friday to again ask them to “look at things more seriously.” Prosecutors say Wawrzyniak met Eric Steven Johnson at the boat launch, got into the back seat of his car and handed him $200 in exchange for 30 pills of Clonazepam. Wawrzyniak began counting the pills while still in 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 Submitted photo Medical Center in Oak Lawn Deborah and Geraldine enjoy shopping and volunteering at the less than one hour later. Super Sale. The prescription drug is used to treat panic and seizure disorders, according to medical experts. The Worth police have confirmed that there were no drugs by Kevin M. Coyne Erica Borggren presented the in Wawrzyniak’s system the Correspondent award to Moraine president Sylnight that she died, the famvia Jenkins. College faculty, staff, ily has said. For Joann Jenkins, Moraine student veterans and community Wawrzyniak’s family believes Valley Community College’s di- members attended the event, inshe faked a drug buy at the rector of student services, helping cluding Moraine trustee Tom Cunboat launch to arrange a fight veterans transition from combat ningham, who has two servicemen between a friend and another to higher education is essential to in his family. girl. “Their military service is nothveteran student success. Getting to know the veteran personally is ing to be taken for granted and it’s great to see that veterans are equally as important. “Not all veterans are the same coming home and finally getting just because they identify with a their due,” Cunningham said. certain group,” Jenkins said. “We “We’re able to do what we do have the resources and support because of what they do for us.” Both Jenkins and student sucfrom the college to get to know our veterans and we make sure cess and veterans affairs coordinawe’re there to make the transi- tor General McArthur, III have response to the concerns and tion back to higher education as worked to create an innovative veterans orientation program, inquiries the Office of Congress- smooth as possible.” man Rush has received regarding Moraine Valley is the third com- veterans resource center, priorgrant funding opportunities in munity college to win the Gov- ity registration for veterans and the public and private sectors. ernor’s Award for Excellence in veteran benefit workshops. Moraine has over 500 student It will be held Friday, March Veteran Education since Gov. Pat 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Quinn signed the Higher Educa- veterans, some who travel over an at New Lenox Village Hall, 1 tion Veterans Service Act in 2009. hour to campus due to Moraine’s Veterans Parkway. Continental Usually the award is given to four- veteran services. Starting in April, breakfast will be served. year colleges and universities but Moraine will offer veterans a virSpace is limited so interested this year Moraine’s commitment tual veterans center designed to individuals are asked to RSVP to veteran services didn’t go un- help veterans understand their benefits, course selections and by email to congressmanrushdis- recognized. trictevent@mail.house.gov or by Previous winners include East- other veteran-specific material. “There is a certain respect that phone at 385-9550. ern Illinois University, College of DuPage, Southern Illinois Uni- service members carry themversity at Carbondale, Northern selves,” Jenkins said. “You have Illinois University, Western Illinois University and Southwestern Illinois College. “Our student veterans are a very tight knit community and veterans are coming here because of word-of-mouth,” Jenkins said at the March 19 board meeting. “We Do not click links in emails. It constantly get calls and emails is better to type the address in the from veterans in Afghanistan who tell us they’re about to finish their search bar manually. If the URL seems odd, do not deployment and they’re ready to continue to go to the site. If it is start college.” Not only has Gov. Quinn reca scam, it will most likely have an unusual URL. It will likely contain a ognized the Palos Hill-based comcommon name but be accompanied munity college for their service by some jumbled letters or numbers. to veterans, Senator Dick Durbin Always look up the company’s sent a congratulatory letter praisphone number on their website. ing Moraine for “tireless commitIf you need to call a company, look ment to the education of our nait up on their official website. This tion’s veterans … you are helping can make sure that you are calling to better the lives of those who risked their own for our country.” a legitimate number. Last month, Illinois DepartFor more advice on scams, visit ment of Veteran Affairs director bbb.org

Grieving family rallies for answers by Bob Rakow staff reporter

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Among the types of deals to be found at the Super Sale, this indoor grill that retails for $70 is priced at $15. Only cash and credit card will be accepted. All sales are final. Don’t miss this event — with prices so low, inventory will not last long. We need volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for setup and during the Super Sale, please contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@sertomacentre.org or call 730-6211. This is also the perfect opportunity for high school and junior high community service or volunteer hours. Proceeds from the housewares super sale support programs and services for more than 725 individuals with disabilities provided by Sertoma Centre, Inc.  For more information on the Super Sale, visit www.sertomacentre.org or call 730-6210.

Guv lauds MVCC’s work with veterans to respect when they put on that uniform they have such a reverence and respect for what they do. They served their country and we’re here to serve them by making their transition as smooth as possible.”

Understand the grant-seeking process info forum by Rep. Rush Congressman Bobby L. Rush is hosting a grant funding information session to provide the leadership of non-profits and local municipalities in the 1st Congressional District with information and resources on available federal and private grants. Specifically, attendees will: • Gain insight on researching and identifying funding prospects; • Learn the selection criteria used by public and private grantmakers; and • Be informed about the latest

issues and trends in the areas of philanthropic and corporate giving. Representatives from public and private funding organizations will present information and make themselves available for discussion. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Commerce; and Donors Forum are some of the agencies to be represented. This event is being held in

Netflix subscribers: Beware phishing scam targeting you Scammers have found another opportunity to steal personal information from consumers. A new phishing scam has surfaced that is targeting Netflix subscribers, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Users that are targeted will be led to a phony webpage that may resemble the Netflix login page. The Netflix users will enter their account information and the fake website will claim that the user’s account has been suspended. A fake customer service number is provided and a “representative” recommends the user download the “Netflix support software,” which is remote login software that gives the fake representative full access to the user’s computer. “Netflix has a good reputation and scammers are taking full advantage of that,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Anyone could fall for this scam.” There are three key indicators

consumers should look for that show an email involved in this scam is not from Netflix: First, the phone number is not Netflix. Instead, the number belongs to a call center in India. Second, the webpage is a popup. Third, the “representative” wants to login to your computer via remote software. Here are some tips on how to avoid this scam and others like it: Never let someone login to your computer remotely. When someone logs in, they can do anything you can do on your computer. They can access anything including personal and financial information.

There are elected officials who say it is more convenient to conduct business in secret, behind closed doors. But we say that in an open society, citizens expect and demand that their elected officials be accountable, both by holding open meetings and by having open records. Our Freedom of Information Act was created to assure this open principle in government. It was not created for the media but for the people. It is “The People’s Act.” So when some school board member, city council member, state representative or whoever says what they do and why they do it are none of your business, say you are the people and you have a right to know!

It All Starts With Newspapers!

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Moraine Valley’s Joann Jenkins and General McArthur III accept the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veteran Education. Senator Dick Durbin’s congratulatory letter was presented at the March 19 Board Meeting.


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Pictured are the Mathletes from Shepard High School who comprise the Frosh/Soph eight-member team that placed second at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional championship. The team advances to the ICTM state finals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May.

Shepard Mathletes take regional honors, advancing to state in May The Mathletes, a competitive academic team in mathematics, from Shepard High School won numerous honors at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional competition. The Algebra 1 team comprised of John Clohessy, Kelli Callahan, Kevin Callahan, Tim Komperda, Brian Nelson, and Danny Becker won the regional championship. In addition, John Clohessy, Tim Komperda, and Brian Nelson each won first place in the Algebra category. They tied for the highest score. The Frosh/Soph eight-member team placed second and the PreCalculus team of Nick Zuicker, Hussein Al-Rashdan, Corey Galvin, Rawan Zayed, Kyler Ayres, and Janek Wasag placed third in the region. All of these individuals and teams advance to the ICTM state finals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May.

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Brothers Nick Skweres (4th grade) and Carlos (1st grade) participate in Palos West School’s Celebration of Cultures by representing their Irish and Guatemalan ethnic backgrounds.

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Cultures, 50 English Language Learner (ELL) and Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) students Probably the only place where proudly represented their ethnic you could sample Arabic kuba, cultures throughout the world. Mrs. Martinez’s ALPs and Mrs. Polish sausage, Puerto Rican arroz con gandules, Italian pizzelles, Wojta’s ELL students incorporated and Swedish lingonberry juice all the arts into their projects and disin one place was at Palos West plays with artifacts, music, dance, Elementary School Wednesday literature, traditional games, clothing, language, food samples, and last week. At the annual Celebration of other items of ethnicity.

Pictured are the Mathletes from Shepard High School who comprise the Algebra 1 Team that won the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional championship. The team advanced to the ICTM state finals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May.

Pictured are the Mathletes from Shepard High School who comprise the Pre-Calculus Team that placed third at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional championship. The team advances National Scholastic Award to the ICTM state finals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May. Math teacher and winners were named this week, Mathletes coach Jim Jett appears on the right in his Shepard sweatshirt. including Sandburg High School senior Dempsey Deless who won a National Silver Medal for photography. The Scholastic Awards received 255,000 submissions for the 2014 program year. Over Palos Fine O’Brian Memorial gift from WilViewings will be canceled if the 68,000 works in art and writing liam O’Brian. sky is cloudy or there are high were recognized at the regional Arts scholarships Applicants should include a winds. Dates and times are subject level. Of those, 16,668 earned Gold Keys – and were considPalos Fine Arts still venerates brief history, their goals in their to change. All open viewings are held at ered for the National competiand supports the decision made artistry, details of their usage of many years ago by the thought- the $800 prize, in an essay and the telescope dome on the G. Jack tion. Dempsey’s work won Gold ful members to offer scholarships some evidence of their talent in Bradley Observation Deck, located at the Regional moving on and that would nurture the artistic the form of a CD, tape, slides, on the west side of the college’s Na- earning Silver at the Nationals audio or manuscript. The various ture Study Area, off Kean Avenue in New York. talents of young students. All National Medalists will be Four scholarships in the disci- schools have received applications near 107th Street. Observers can park in lots east of Building P or honored at the National Recepplines of music, visual arts ,the- which can be copied. Additional information: phone in the west section of the Building tion held at Carnegie Hall in New ater, creative writing or dance are offered. The application deadline 448-0425; or visit http://www. D parking lot and then walk on York City on June 5-7. *** palosfinearts.com/ the path to the observation deck. is April 18. Bailey Coyne, a sophomore Children must be accompanied by Applicants must be a junior from Palos Heights, has recently an adult or supervisor. or senior in high school, residing Moraine Valley been named to the honor roll for Tom McCague, retired associwithln the boundaries of High observatory ate professor, hosts the viewings. the winter term at The Loomis School Districts 230 or 218, attendopen viewing An amateur astronomer for more Chaffee School in historic Winding either Stagg, Sandburg, Andrew, Shepard, Chicago Christian, Come out to stargaze at Mo- than 40 years, McCague built the sor, Conn. Loomis Chaffee is a Marist, Mother Mcauley, Brother raine Valley Community College telescope using common hardware college preparatory school for Rice, Providence or home schooled. as it hosts its series of telescope store items and donated it to the grades 9-12. *** The scholarships are to be used open viewing nights in 2014. This college. The telescope is a 6½-foot Heather Stratton, of Orland to further education in the arts: is the 12th year of free public Newtonian reflecting model with Park, a sophomore majoring in a 13-inch diameter. summer classes, workshops, tutor- viewings. Because of the outdoor location biology at Augustana College in ing, preparation for college majors. The schedule this season inThe scholarships are funded cludes the following Fridays: April of the telescope, observers are re- Rock Island, took advantage of by Palos Fine Arts memberships, 4 at 7:30 p.m.; May 2 at 8 p.m.; minded to dress for the weather, an opportunity to study abroad the raffle at the Concert in the June 6 at 8:45 p.m. and July 18 wear insect repellent and bring in East Asia. Focused on advancing student binoculars if they have them. Park each June, and the Donna at 8:40 p.m.

“In our global world,” said Martinez, “It is important to build an understanding and an appreciation for each other.” The event featured special performances of ethnic dances performed by local high school students. More than 250 were in attendance to enjoy the displays, food samples, and entertainment that celebrated the ethnic diversity of Palos West families.

Student News learning in the liberal arts, Augie Choice provides students a onetime grant of $2,000 to offset the expenses of an internship, study abroad or research project. *** Brooke Shepherd and Erich Sneideraitis, both of Orland Park, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. *** Makenzie Cody, of Palos Heights, earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Kansas. She is the daughter of Kelli and Michael Cody, of Palos Heights.

Cody was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. *** Matthew Morrone, of Palos Heights, was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering Dean’s List for the 201314 winter quarter. Morrone is pursuing a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher (out of 4.0) are on the Dean’s List. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive “high honors.” ***

School Notes

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Moraine Valley Community College hosted the MVCC/MACs CIT Technology Challenge pitting students from area schools in a final round in five areas of Applied Technology. IT Essentials (computers), MDT(CAD), Office Systems and Applications, Photoshop and Automotive. In IT Essentials, Sandburg students Jacob Meier (left), Tyler Davenport and Glen Schmidt moved on to the finals. Sandburg’s Meier earned first place overall, beating out seven other high schools. Davenport took fifth placel and Glen Schmidt took sixth. In Automotive, Arthur Murzydlo (right) and Alex Marneris moved on to finals. Murzydlo took first place overall in Automotive, beating out eight other high schools. Two Sandburg competitors scored individual medals in the sub areas including:

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Shepard announces Illinois State Scholars for 2013-14 Shepard High School in Palos Heights saw more than 40 members of the 2014 senior class named Curry, Desiree Davis, Daniel Ewers, Jamie Fredrick, Corey Galvin, Brittney Johnson, Alex Karasek, Matthew Kellerman, Kim Kosman, and Christina Kotas. Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Also, Amy Lagerstrom, Kaley Lorch, Ivan Magana, Joshua Maier, Bryce Marrello, Colleen McInerney, Only about 10 percent of the state’s top-ranked high school seniors earn this recognition each year, Enrique Montoya, Trisha Mutzbauer, John Nagle, Luke Oprondek, Michael Peretz, Claudia Pina-Martinez, Brian Pioppo, Jonathan Randich, Mariana Reyes, Quentin Riley, Kristina Schmude, Scott Schultz, based on academic excellence and achievement on college entrance exams. Shepard seniors named Illinois State Scholars this year include Haya Alalfi, Hussein Alrashdan, Kyler Christian Wallace, Janek Wasag, Natasha Wierzal, Rowida Zatar, Rawan Zayed, and Nicholas Zuiker. Ayres, Alexander Bruce, Rebecca Bruesch, Ashley Buksa, Sabina Choragwicki, Taylor Ciukaj, Bridget Pictured are most of the seniors from Shepard High School named Illinois State Scholars for 2013-14.


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Foresters Camera Club offers annual pizza party

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Foresters Camera Club Print of the Month competition winners honored at the club’s March 4 meeting are “A Cold Night On the River Walk” by photographer Steve Zasadny, of Lemont, in the category of small monochrome (left) and “Navy Pier Cityscape,” also by Zasadny in the large monochrome category. Foresters Camera Club is a group of serious amateur to semi-pro photographers, inviting new members with similar experience to join the fun. Its meeting are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m., at Palos United Methodist Church, 121st Street and Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. It offers intermediate to advanced photography programs, field trips, monthly competitions, refreshments and fellowship. The club belongs to Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association and Photographic Society of America.

The Foresters next meeting on Tuesday, April 1, will see the final inter-club competition meeting for the club year. The club year ends in May. On April 15, the public is invited to attend FCC’s annual pizza party. Guests will spend the evening getting acquainted with the club and members alike. The membership will be asked to vote for new club officers and vote for a most deserving recipient for FCC’s most coveted award, the Most Valuable Photographer (MVP) trophy. In addition members, will select the special category topics for the next club year that starts in September. For details on the pizza party, visit the website at http://foresterscameraclub.org/ or contact Club President Bob Dietz at 921-0208 or Vicki Cobb at 420-0082.

Community Notes Southwest Symphony golden pops concert

Tickets, $5 to $25, can be purchased in advance at 802-0686 and on line at www.southwestsymBritish vo- phony.com, or at the door. Seniors calist Helen pay $15. Students 12 and under Welch will are free. Instrumentalists wishheadline the ing to audition for the Symphony S o u t h w e s t should call the number above. Symphony Orchestra’s goldMeet the Lions en anniversary pizza party pops concert, Got Rhythm?, The Palos Lions Club presents this Sunday, Meet the Lions on Friday, April March 30, at 4 p.m., in the Ozinga 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Mama Auditorium of Trinity Christian Vesuvio’s, 6361 W. College Drive College, 6601 W. College Drive in in Palos Heights. Palos Heights. Cost of $10 includes pizza, beer, A musical theater and big soft drinks and fun. band singer, Welch will join the For information, call Forest at Southwest Symphony in per- 448-6376 or Tom at 448-5274. forming some of America’s most beloved songs, including Misty, Stagg 50th The Trolley Song, and At Last. anniversary Welch’s Broadway credits include trip to U of Chgo. Hello Dolly and 42nd Street. She also sang with some of the UK’s Stagg High School celebrates its finest big bands. Welch, now an 50th anniversary with a namesake American citizen, lives with her event on Saturday, April 12, at the husband Doug in Ohio. University of Chicago’s Bartlett

Hall, where Amos Alonzo Stagg coached and taught. It begins with a tour at 5 p.m., followed by a reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the hall featuring hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and desserts made by Stagg culinary students. The Stagg Madrigal Singers and Stagg Jazz Band perform. Tickets, which cost $40 per adult, will be sold until April 1. Shuttle bus from Stagg costs $5. Email StaggSCO@ gmail.com for information.

Victorian Tea at McCord House A Victorian high tea with tea cakes and finger sandwiches, and entertainment will be served on Sunday, April 13, at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center in Palos Park. Leslie Goddard will portray Bertha Palmer, Chicago socialite, wife of real estate magnate Potter Palmer, and pace-setting arts patron who is best remembered for her Impressionist collection, now at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Club Activities During the Columbian Exposition of 1893, she requested that the chef at the Palmer House create a portable dessert that ladies could enjoy in boxed lunches at the fair. Can you guess what it was? For the answer come to the tea and you’ll even get to taste one. Tickets are $30 and seatings are at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. To reserve a place, call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org. McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is at 129th and La Grange Road.

Toastmasters Club

Members take turns leading the meetings and giving speeches, The Center’s Toastmasters gaining confidence from the enClub will meet on Wednesdays, couragement of each other. The Center Toastmasters meet April 2 and 16, at 7 p.m., at 12700 Southwest Highway in on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. New members Palos Park . Toastmasters International is and guests are always welcome. an organization for people inter- For details, call Dave Sanders or ested in improving and practic- Lois Lauer at The Center, 361ing their public speaking skills. 3650.

Recreation Roundup Orland Park special rec. garage sale

Crafts and Bazaars

Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Held twice a year for the last 15, this is one of the largest Shepard arts, crafts indoor garage sales in the reand vendors show The Orland Park Special Rec- gion. Participants rent tables reation program will hold its an- and keep their profits. AdmisShepard High School will hold nual spring indoor garage sale on sion and parking are free and its spring arts, crafts and vendors Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. concessions are available for show on Saturday, April 5, from to 1 p.m., at the Orland Park Civic purchase. (403-7275) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the school’s gym, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights. Sponsored by the Band Boosters; concessions available all day. Enter in the back of the building, door No. 12. Admission is $2; free parking. Join others who love the game Lego Builders Thursdays at the Movies todayl ibles pricing tool with millions Let your creativity soar while of images and prices from online show the film “Captain Phillips”. at the Scrabble Club on Tuesday, auctions and antique dealers plus There will be one showing, at 2 April 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. New playing with LEGO blocks on Friplayers always welcome. day, March 28, at 10 a.m. Children p.m. land-based auction houses. Author Dr. Phyllis Kozlowski ages 4 and up are welcome. Palos Fine Arts will be showing Access is available at the library or online at www.palosheightsli- the film, “The Debt,” this Friday, will present The Sky is the Limit, Teen Gaming Unwind at the end of the week brary.org/services/online-databas- March 28, as part of its 13th an- a visually engaging lecture about es.html by clicking “Alphabetical nual adult foreign film series. The one of the architectural capitals with gaming in our Young Adult List”. Scroll down and click on final movie of the series, “Amour,” of the world—Chicago -- today Section. Games begin at 2:30 p.m. “Price It” to begin your search. will be shown on Friday, April (Thursday) at 7 p.m. This pro- until 4:30 p.m. every Friday for Outside the library you will need 25. All films will be shown at the gram will go back to when the grades 6 and up. your Palos Heights Library card library at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. city gave birth to the skyscraper Picasso for Kids Local art teacher Jennifer Documentary Sunday on March up to today, including new and number and the password is your 30, at 2 p.m., will show the film proposed additions to its beauti- Hunter will teach kids in grades last name. 2 and up how to create their own “Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror ful skyline. Through the Eyes of Hubble, a self-portrait in the Cubist style. at Sea.” Heights library Bring your projects to the Nee- presentation of images and science The program will take place upcoming programs dle Club and enjoy the company of by Michelle Nichols from the Adler Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. The following will take place at others while working on Tuesday, Planetarium, will take place on Registration is required in Youth Services. the Palos Heights Public Library, April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 Rainbow Bracelets New members always welcome. 12501 S. 71st Ave. p.m., attend Clean Up Your ComJoin in Tuesday, April 2 at 4 puter with Steve from Computer p.m. and create your own rainGreeks and learn how to get rid bow bracelets. Bring your loom of the clutter on your computer. and the library will supply the This class will also cover basic rubber bands. For children ages security issues and how it affects 5 and up. speed. Pajama Time Program registration is always All ages are invited to listen appreciated. Register online at to stories and make a craft on palosheightslibrary.org, by phone Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Wear at 448-1473, or in person. All pro- your pjs and bring your blankie. grams are free and open to the Downloading Books public unless otherwise noted. Parents, learn how to download free books to your iPad or other device. Children are welcome to Heights library attend with a parent on Wednesyouth programs day, April 2 at 7 p.m. Rainbow Bracelets Today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. children ages 5 and up can bring their loom to the library, which will supply the rubber bands. The library is at 12501 S. 71st Ave.

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Antique appraisals Antiques dealer Rex Newell will be at the Palos Park Public Library on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. to discuss current trends in the antiques market and to appraise the value of antiques and collectibles. Each person attending is allowed to bring one item for evaluation due to time constraints. Seating is limited; register by phone at 448-1530 or visit the library online at www.palosparklibrary.org .

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Marine visits Orland Junior High Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Anderson visited the students of Orland Junior High during a two-week furlough from his duties. A 2007 graduate of Century Junior High, Matthew kept in contact with Orland Junior High Principal Linda Kane, who was assistant principal at Century at that time. Last Veterans Day, student in Mrs. Glynn’s class wrote letters to Matthew and his unit to thank them for their military service. Anderson and his unit were appreciative of the letters so he wanted to visit the students to thank them for their cards. During his visit with the students, Anderson spoke with them about his training, life in the Marines and why he became a Marine. “It’s an honor to be a Marine and protect our freedoms,” he said. The students prepared for Matt’s visit over the past few weeks by making posters and thank-you cards to send back to his unit. Upon accepting the cards, Matt explained to the students that he and his unit enjoyed reading the cards as it reminded them of home. Anderson is shown with teacher Mrs. Glynn (center) and Anderson’s mom (right), posing with the Orland Junior High class.

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10 Years Ago This Week Open house invite: The Palos Heights Fire Protection District plans an open house to show off its newly operational second firehouse on Ridgeland Avenue, just south of Shepard High School. The Shepard High School Jazz Band and Choir will perform ; refreshments will be served, fire district Board President Ray Kay said. Lt. Brian Howe (from left), Chief Bob Jacobs and firefighter-paramedics Mike McDonald and Al Dagys gathered at the firehouse last week.

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   We drummed up a nice mixture of faithful WHATIZIT? contestants with some newcomers who all guessed that last week’s photo was of a drum brush.    A healthy group of guessers picked up extra credit for knowing that Buddy Rich, Keith Moon and Neil Peart just might have used a drum brush or two in their careers. What is the extra credit? You get your name in ALL CAPS! That makes this week’s WHATIZIT? more than suitable for framing (not that it wasn’t in the past).    This week was a lot of fun because many of you playas had comments about how great these drummers are/were and a few old timers busted us for not including Gene Krupa in the conversation. Nonetheless, here are your winners:    The first correct guess went to the tag-team of FRAN and DONNA HIRSCH of Worth.    The extra credit gang consists of Evergreen Park’s HENRIETTA MYSLIWIEC, BERNADETTE PRATL, JIM LONG, JEN MERCHANTZ, AMANDA AND KEITH CALAS, Hickory Hills’ AARON AND MIA GRABOWSKI, JACK AND GRIFFIN BURKE FADDIS, JANICE MASTRO and AL KASPER, Worth’s DARREL HARDIN, JACKIE WILCH, E.J. OAHUEKE, CAROL AND JERRY JANICKI, ROBERET SOLNER, THERESA AND GEORGE REBERSKY and SANDY JOINER, Oak Lawn’s JUSTIN ANTOS, JANE FOLEY and STEVE ROSENBAUM, Orland Park’s MIKE KEYSBOE, Chicago Ridge’s DAN and KATHY HIGGINS, BILL FREDERICK, DANA OSWALD and RICK TOWNER, Palos Park’s WAYNE HANSON and Palos Hills’ MIKE McKINNEY and GOLDIE XIRAFAKIS plus JIM CAP from parts unknown.    Regular credit goes to Oak Lawn’s Martha Wucka, Worth’s Russ and Linda Martin, Celeste Cameron and Gene Sikora.    There was one wrong guess of drum stick (close, but the downbeat Board of Directors said no to this one).    This week’s clue: If you don’t know it by looking at it, you may want to ask your kids or grandkids.    Send those guesses to thereporter@comcast.net with the word WHATIZIT? in the subject line. Give us your name and hometown and if you had help from any of the young ones this week.

Just shake the man’s hand. That’s all I ask. Even though Dan Lipinski ran uncontested for the Democratic 3rd Congress slot in the March 18 primary he was still out in the public meeting and greeting voters as they walked in and out of the polling places. One stop was at the Orland Park Sportsplex, where he spent close to an hour standing around in the morning chill as more people were there to exercise than people who were exercising their right to vote. For the most part, people were nice to the guy. Most shook his hand. Some stopped by to talk. A few oldtimers had nice words to say to him about his father, William. A few went out of their way to tell him what a great job he was doing. One man, Orland Park’s Joseph Mutholam, talked with the Congressman and then posed for a picture with him. Even Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman, who also is the Orland Township Republican committeeman, had a handshake and some cordial words for the Democrat. But there are always a few rotten appleheads to spoil the bunch. When one of the voters marched by and Lipinski stuck out his hand and introduced himself, the guy barked “You’re on the wrong ballot!” and kept on walking. Lipinski had a look of resignation and a little bewilderment on his face after that. It was an awkward moment. Some gave him a dismissive wave and tried to ignore him. Another guy mumbled something about pro-choice. But this handful of people wouldn’t shake his hand. He’s seen and heard worse, I’m sure, but it’s still rude and people should be embarrassed for acting like that. I know there are people outside of the polling places representing politicians and they can be as

Notes north of the Cal-Sag by Jeff Vorva annoying as telemarketers when handing out propaganda to people. I get that. I know that some voters are busy and may have to get back to work and need to go in and out of the polling place and don’t have a lot of time to talk. I get that, too. There are people who don’t like Lipinski. There are people who don’t like Democrats. There are people who are confounded by his stance on Obamacare. That’s fine. But you have your congressman live in the flesh right in front of you and you can’t shake his hand? This is an important guy who is a mover and shaker in Illinois and in Washington. He’s a man who easily beat seven opponents

in the prior five elections. If you don’t respect the man, at least respect the position. Unless the guy broke into your house, kicked you in the privates and punched your dog and scared your kids, you at least owe the man a handshake when he sticks his hand out to you. It’s common courtesy. So next time you see a highlevel political leader who wants to say hello to you, I beg you to just shake hands with the man. It’s not all that hard.

on June 1. His people claim that Showers is one of “the most recognizable names in the world breast cancer’’ I guess we all have to be known for something. He once made a bike trip from Tampa to LA on a bike to raise money. He was also on Oprah’s TV show. By the way, since Oprah bought her own network, does anyone watch her anymore? Showers also did some other stunts, including jumping out of a plane in a pink bra. OK, I’m done poking fun at the guy. I’ll help him out a little Wave to the man by publicizing his plea for sponin the pink bra sorship. According to his release, he is My favorite press release comes from a group called the 2nd Base- planning to stop in 20 major citmen, hawking a guy who will ride ies and hold 10 fundraisers along his bicycle from Chicago to Los Route 66. He is seeking sponsors Angeles along Route 66 to raise in the way of monetary funds and money for breast cancer aware- major items needed for the trip. Sponsorship packages are availness. He will be wearing a pink bra. able. For more information, conThe fact that his name is Dusty tact Kevin Worthy (I guess that Showers helped put it over the makes this a worthy cause, right?) by phone at 630-749-811or via top for laughs. Mr. Showers will start this email at kevin@the2ndbasemen. cup-ricious trek in Libertyville org.

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Orland Township Republican Committeeman Liz Gorman has a handshake for Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski (left) on March 18 and Orland Park resident Joseph Mutholam poses with the congressman, after voting at the Sportsplex in Orland Park. But not everyone was as nice to the man that day with some citizens refusing to shake his hand.


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Pick of the Litter By John R. Fleming, DVM • PrairieStateVet.com

Meet Sharon and Jasper from Downer’s Grove. Dear Dr. Fleming, Every year in the springtime I have to put my 7-year old Yorkie on prednisone for about three months for itching. I tried Atopica® but it didn’t work as well. By midsummer his allergies are gone and I can stop the prednisone. Have you heard of a new drug called Applegel that we can instead of the prednisone? Margaret, Mt. Greenwood

the market now, but we can’t get it until sometime in April. Apoquel® is a novel drug that uniquely targets the cytokines involved in the inflammation/itch cycle. It inhibits the release of inflammatory mediators – it is not an immunosuppressant like cyclosporine and prednisone. As Dr. Cosgrove says, “Apoquel® inhibits the function of a variety of pro-inflammatory, pro-allergic and pruritogenic cytokines that are dependent on Janus kinase Dear Margaret, The product is Apoquel® by enzyme activity. Or, as we would Zoetis (Pfizer) Company. It’s on say in our clinic, “It stops the

don’t reach for some of that old prednisone in your cabinet and give it concurrently. The same goes for cyclosporine. Dogs on Apoquel® should be monitored for the development of infections, mange and cancer. The above sounds like one of those TV commercials hawking human drugs, right? They tell you how great the drug is then tell you a dozen ways it might kill you. However, from what I’ve read, the adverse effects level is very low and, in a large study, included diarrhea (2.3 percent for Apoquel® vs 0.9 percent placebo), vomiting (2.3 percent Apoquel® vs 1.8 percent placebo), lethargy (1.8 percent Apoquel® vs 1.4 percent placebo), decreased appetite (1.4 percent Apoquel® vs 0 percent placebo), and increased water drinking (1.4 percent Apoquel® vs 0 percent placebo). In most of the cases these problems spontaneously resolved with continuation of the medication. I did some research for this article and found that my go-to Submitted photo dermatologists have been using Apoquel® in their specialty practices for some time and love it. misery”. Apoquel® starts working with- Prednisone has been the silver in 24 hours and does not have the bullet for seasonal allergies at side effects associated with the least since I graduated and cyuse of steroids. From what I’ve closporine (Atopica®) has been read so far it should not be used very useful as a pred substitute in dogs under one year of age or in the past few years. It will be in dogs with serious infections. very interesting to see if this novel In fact, Apoquel® may increase JAK inhibitor can de-throne predsusceptibility to infection, includ- nisone. A democracy is two wolves and ing mange and could exacerbate cancer conditions. It should not a small lamb voting on what to be used in breeding dogs or dogs have for dinner. Freedom under that are already pregnant or nurs- a constitutional republic is a welling puppies. Make sure if your armed lamb contesting the vote. —Benjamin Franklin dog is put on Apoquel® that you

ManorCare Palos Heights, both East and West, earn Gold Seal of Aproval ManorCare Health Services Palos Heights East and ManorCare Health Services – Palos Heights West have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality, and patient and resident safety in nursing home care. The accreditation award recognizes ManorCare’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state of the art standards. Both ManorCare centers underwent rigorous on-site surveys in January. A Joint Commission expert surveyor team evaluated the post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers for their compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and residents, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. “In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, ManorCare has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients and residents that goes above and beyond federal and state requirements,” says Gina Zimmermann, M.S., executive director, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend ManorCare for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.” The Joint Commission’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program was established in 1966 and today accredits nearly 1,000 organizations offering nursing and rehabilitation services. The Joint Commission’s standards address

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Dog of the Week This is Jeffie. He is a sweet, easy going gentleman of 8 years of Labrador/Shepherd descent. He loves playing ball and playing with the other dogs in the neighborhood. Even though he was born the runt of the litter, he has grown to be the “leader of the pack”. He lives with his family, the O’Neill’s in

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Health Beat Dementia Q&A at Smith CCRCs Southwestern Chicago and suburban families and caregivers of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be able to get together with others who have the same concerns at a free Q&A meeting either April 3 at Smith Crossing in Orland Park or April 8 at Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. 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 group. Before ending, light refreshments will be served. On Thursday, April 3, Smith Crossing’s director of admissions Amie Kamba and its life enrichment director Dana Mahler will team up to facilitate the open forum at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park (enter at 104th Avenue and 183rd Street).

To reserve a place, call 3262300 or email familyandfriends@ smithcrossing.org.

Mental health group for families and friends NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of the South Suburbs of Chicago will be having their next Family to Family session starting on Wednesday, April 2, in Tinley Park. This is a 12-week course meeting on Wednesday evenings for families and friends of individuals with brain disorders called mental illness. Course topics include various types, biology behind, medications, treatments of mental disorders. Also included is information for families and friends with communication, self-care, problem solving with their loved ones. These classes are free but must register in advance. Contact Len at 3102038 or Marianne at 335-4008.

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ManorCare East, 7850 W. College Drive, in Palos Heights, was a Gold Seal of Approval winner. important functions relating to the care of patients and residents and the management of nursing and rehabilitation centers. The standards are developed in consultation with industry experts, providers, measurement experts and consumers. “With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Leslie Ohm, Regional Director of Operations, ManorCare.“Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.” Founded in 1951, The Joint

Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 diseasespecific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. ManorCare Health Services -

Palos Heights East and ManorCare Health Services - Palos Heights West, are part of the HCR ManorCare family. The HCR ManorCare health care family comprises centers that are leading providers of short-term post-acute services.With 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland Submitted photo and ManorCare Health Services names. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers provide post-hospital care for patients transitioning from hospital to home. Our clinical teams have the demonstrated track record and commitment to impact the The students of Century Junior High School are making a differsuccess of patients needing this ence this month in their “Go Mad” campaign, which saw 7th-grade level of post-acute care so they teacher Joe Galvin get his head shaved by student Devin Phillips. can return home to a meaningDevin had just learned that he was in remission from his illness ful lifestyle. and announced he would be participating in the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. Here, Mr. Galvin enjoys a nice haircut as teacher Victoria Russell and Devin’s mom provide tips. While each grade level chose a charitable organization to donate their fundraising collection, the faculty and staff at Century also raised funds for Devin Philips’ cause. Over the course of a few weeks they raised over $1,300 to help Devin in his fundraising for Hope Children’s Hospital and Mr. Galvin volunteered to let Devin shave his head. Century’s Principal Brian Horn said, “Devin was hoping to raise $150 for St. Baldrick’s. We are very proud of Devin’s courage and are happy to help him.” St. Baldrick’s is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for childhood cancer research.

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Menus muy bien at St. Alexander St. Alexander School’s 8th-grade class displays menus they designed in Spanish class recently. The menus feature a selection of entrees written in Spanish to reinforce lessons the students learned in class. St. Alexander serves students from preschool through 8th grade and is committed to providing a quality Catholic education. St. Alexander is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School based on students’ test scores ranking in the top 10 percent of students nationwide. For more information and to register for the 2014-15 academic year, call 448-0408 and visit the school’s website www.stalexanderschool.com

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Death Notices Lyle David Brandt Lyle David Brandt, formerly of Palos Park, died on March 21, 2014 at his daughter’s home in Orland Park, IL. He was born in Sibley, IL. on November 5, 1917. U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn (Korf) Brandt. Devoted father of Thompson A. (Dagny) Brandt of Freeport, IL. and Nancy S. Brandt of Orland Park, IL. Cherished grandfather of Kristin K. and Carsten D.K. Brandt. Fond uncle of many. Lyle was a seventy-year 32nd degree Scottish Rite Master Mason and a member of Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army

Casimir E. Ciciora

Casimir E. Ciciora, beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Hyzny). Loving father of Lawrence (Mary), St. Alexander Parish in Palos Heights hosted its annual father-daughter dance last Saturday night. Themed a hoedown, the dance was coordinated by Cindy Kennedy, Mary Kallemeyn and team who transformed the gym into an Donald (Mary Theresa), and Paul authentic barn-yard bash complete with bails of hay, a square dance caller and old-fashioned BBQ fare for dinner. Dads and daughters (Grace) Ciciora. Cherished grandfather of Matkicked up their heels and dressed for a hoedown, decked out in cowboy hats and cowboy boots. The couples danced the night away thew, Edward, Jennifer, Daniel, and swung their partners round and round. St. Alexander alums and current Mother McAuley students Avery Hayes, Olivia Botica and Colette Kennedy gave a helping hand and Colleen, Michael and Genevieve. served soft drinks to the crowd. A fun-filled evening was had by all. Submitted photos and text

A dad-daughter hoedown at St. Al’s

and the Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church. Visitation Friday 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Schmaedeke Funeral Home 10701 S. Harlem Ave. Worth, IL. Family and friends will gather Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church on the corner of 88th Ave. and McCarthy Rd. Palos Park where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment is private at Orland Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials have been established at Eureka College, Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago and at Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church. Service Info. 708 448-6000

Dear brother of Alex Ciciora and the late Frank, Edward, John, Stanley, Fr. Albin, Henry, Joseph and Ann. Mr. Ciciora was an Army veteran. Visitation this Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:45 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, Orland Park, IL to St. Julie Billiart Church, Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Orland vets group and Boy Scouts Houses of Veterans resources collecting for vets in Manteno Home Worship fair at Moraine Valley The Orland Park Veterans Commission’s Military Family Support Group is on a mission to help replenish the pantries at the Manteno Veterans Home. With the help of Orland Park Boy Scout Troop 383, the group is calling on the community to donate items that will be transported to Manteno in mid-April. “Our families with loved ones currently serving wanted to do something to help the vets at Manteno,” said Orland Park Veterans Commission Secretary Gail Blummer. “When we found out that they need to restock some of the vets’ goodies and personal care items, we jumped at being able to help,” she said. Homemade goods cannot be accepted at the veterans’ home. Sugar free items are best, but non-sugar free is accepted. Food and snack items needed include sugar free/no nut candy; small sugar free/no nuts candy bars; decaf coffee in any size cans; ice cream sundae toppings; chew-

Donations accepted at the Civic Center now until April 11

ing gum, individual juice boxes; individual bags of snacks (potato chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.); liters of root beer for root beer floats; packaged nut free snack cakes and cookies; small boxes of raisins and soft granola cereal bars. Orland Park Boy Scout Troop 383 is chartered by the village’s Veterans Commission and works closely with the veterans’ groups in the community. Needed personal care items include aftershave; body lotion; cologne for men and women; denture cleaning tablets and denture cream; roll on deodorant; hair cream/dressing for men; Kleenex packets; pre-electric shave lotion; toothbrushes, combs and hairbrushes. “Our guys are excited to help with the commission’s collection,”

said Troop 383 Scoutmaster Gerry Klotz. “They do a lot with veterans groups and will do anything to help the Veterans Commission. A number of them will help deliver to Manteno and they’re looking forward to spending time with the vets,” Klotz said. Entertainment items needed include AA, AAA, C and D batteries; Big Band, polka, 50s era CDs for the juke box; new greeting cards; magnifying glasses; men’s wallets/change purses; forever value postage stamps and word search/ crossword puzzle books. Donated items should be delivered to the Orland Park Civic Center by Friday, April 11. Located at 14750 S. Ravinia Ave., the Civic Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building has varying evening and weekend hours. Those making delivering donations after business hours should call first to confirm the building is open. For more information, call Gail Blummer at 403-6203.

Military veterans of all ages are invited to a Wellness Resource Fair Palos Park Presbyterian at Moraine Valley Community ColCommunity Church lege on Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free fair The church will offer a special will be in the Moraine Business trumpet concert by Dr. Ken Aus- and Conference Center, Building tin, a Trinity Christian College M, on campus, 9000 W. College musician and instructor, on Sun- Pkwy., Palos Hills. Veterans who attend can receive day, April 6, at 5 p.m., followed information on helpful resources by a reception in his honor. The church is at 12312 S. 88th from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Illinois VeterAve. (www.pppcc.org) ans Foundation, Hines Hospital, Christ Lutheran Church and Jesse Brown Hospital. Other groups that will be represented Orland Park are Paws Assisting Wounded The church will offer Thursday Warriors, Helmets to Hard Hats, Lenten communion services at 11 American Legion Riders, Veterans a.m. and 7 p.m. today, and on Riding for Veterans, Veteran’s Advocate – Disabled American VetApril 3 and 10. The liturgies and sermons at erans, Moraine Valley’s Combat these services will follow the to College Student Organization, theme “Restored in Christ.” A lun- and more. “As a community college, this is cheon sponsored by the O.W.L.S. Seniors Group will follow each a unique service we can offer to Thursday morning service. The church is at 14700 S. 94th Ave. (349-0431) LEGAL

veterans in our communities. We hope to provide possible avenues for veterans to learn more about their benefits, discover organizations and services available to help them, and find camaraderie,” said Donna McCauley, professor and coordinator of Recreation Therapy and Recreation Management programs at Moraine Valley. Students in McCauley’s classes are helping to organize this event, providing them with valuable hands-on learning experience in producing special events. They have played an integral role in coordinating the fair, including collecting donations for raffle prizes. Anyone who would like to donate a raffle prize, should contact McCauley at 974-5227, mccauley@morainevalley.edu. For more information about the Wellness Resource Fair, contact McCauley, or Cathy Nolan at 9745378, nolanc@morainevalley.edu.

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Simple Gifts Orland Township’s annual Easter Basket Program encourages residents to donate pre-made Easter baskets for families in need in Orland Township. Label each basket “boy” or “girl” along with the age it is intended for. The program provides a way for students to get involved in the community. For every basket a student makes, one hour of community service

will be granted. Students may donate up to five baskets total. Baskets considered for community service must include the following: Easter grass, a stuffed animal, one book (coloring, reading, activity, etc.), one box of crayons ormagic markers, one small new toy and five or more pieces of wrapped candy. Baskets may be dropped off at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. The last day to donate baskets is Saturday, April 12; baskets will be distributed starting the week of April 14.

For guidelines to receive an Easter basket, call Marianne Hill at 403-4222.

other miscellaneous pet items. All donations can be dropped off at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to Pet food needed 4 p.m. for Orland Township The pet pantry, in conjunction pet pantry with the Food Pantry, is open Orland Township’s pet pantry, to eligible residents Monday provides food and supplies for local through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and pets and families in need. The pantry relies on the gener- guidelines, call Orland Township osity of the community and is in at 403-4222. need of donations of dry or canned dog or cat food, kitty litter, leashes, Child-safety seats collars, shampoo, treats, toys and for eligible households

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Applications for child-safety car seats are now available for low-income families in Orland Township. Applications will be available at the Orland Township office, at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To receive a car seat, families must fill out a brief application, provide proof of residency, a birth certificate of the child needing the car seat and proof of income. Child car seats are available in three sizes: infant (1-20 lbs.), convertible (20-40 lbs.) and booster (over 40 lbs.). Child car seats are provided through Orland Park Fire Protection, IDOT and OrlandTownship Food Pantry. Visit the Orland Township website, www.orlandtownship. org, or call 403-4222 for more information.

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America Import Tiles floors customers for 35 years Choices fill Orland showroom by Tim Hadac staff reporter

Whether in a home bathroom, a college dormitory, a VIP lounge in an airport terminal, a Loop office building, a local car dealership, or even a Cooper’s Hawk restaurant or a Mariano’s grocery store, chances are good that just about every man and woman in the Chicago area has seen and walked on products sold by American Import Tiles, 7000 W. Wheeler Drive, Orland Park. “Those are just a few examples,” said owner Gary Schultz. “There are so many more that I can’t recall at the moment.” The company is “more wholesale than retail,” Schultz explained. “We deal with a range of customers—a lot of homebuilders, architects, designers, remodelers, trowel-and-bucket guys who work out of their cars. We also can and do sell directly to do-it-yourselfers who are working on projects at home.” A number of people who visit American Import Tiles are people selecting tile for their home or just looking for ideas. “We have experienced designers in our showroom who will sit down with you and offer good advice, lay it out for you and help you through the

process,” Schultz added. “We have a large number of photographs of jobs that contractors have completed, using our tile—plus, we have these vignettes set up in the showroom to help spark ideas and give customers a better look at what our products will look like in a bathroom or other part of the home.” The company carries top-quality tiles from Italy, Spain, Turkey and the U.S. In 35 years in the business, Schultz has seen changes and trends. “It used to be that there were relatively few tile outlets,” he observed. “You needed tile, you went to a tile store. Now you’ve got the big-box stores selling tile, the lumber yards selling tile, and there’s much more competition than there used to be. Ultimately, that’s good for the customer. There are also more manufacturers, and there’s been an explosion in creativity in terms of tile design. “It’s amazing what can be done these days,” he added. “Textures can be added, you’d have no idea it’s not real stone or not real wood.” The trend in 2014 is to put floor tiles on walls. Floor tiles are designed to be walked on, so they’re more dense and stronger, and the

finish is more durable. The increased competition in a crowded field does not faze Schultz. Unlike big-box stores, “we only sell first-grade tiles (not seconds), and it’s price and selection. The big-box stores can’t afford to carry the wide variety that we do. They only have so much space to devote to flooring. Plus, we deal with some of the better-name tile companies. “Additionally, our customer service is above and beyond what you’ll find at a big-box store,” Schultz added. “We actually load the truck for the contractor. You go to a big-box store, and you have to load your cart yourself and push it through the store to the checkout line. All you do here is call or fax in your order. We organize it, palletize it, put it in your truck and you’re good to go.” Affordability is also a selling point at American Import Tiles. “We found an old price book from the early ‘80s, and we discovered that we’re still charging some of the same prices today that we did back then,” Schultz noted. The company was founded by Schultz’s father and mother in 1979, in a classic “I can do that” fashion. “My father was a tile setter, and he took a job for a company similar to ours and learned this

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The showroom at American Import Tiles, 7000 W. Wheeler Drive, Orland Park, where hundreds of tiles are on display and experienced designers work with customers to generate ideas and help move concepts to completion. end of the business, and then at some point he decided to start a business of his own.” Initially located in Alsip, American Import Tiles moved to Orland Park in 1989. Its spacious building boasts about 35,000 square feet of space, holding about 1.2 million square feet of inventory and more than 800 tiles on display.

Born and raised in Evergreen Park and currently a resident of Palos Park, Schultz attended Brother Rice High School. While his parents have since passed, American Import Tiles remains as a family business, with Schultz’s sister and brother involved with the company. Like most heads of a family-

owned business, Schultz points with pride to his staff as capable and experienced. American Import Tiles employs 15 men and women, 12 of whom are full timers. “Our products offer elegance, style, durability, ease of maintenance, affordability and more,” Schultz concluded. “Times may change, but that doesn’t.”

You can cope with turbulence… as either passenger or an investor If you’re like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you’re like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn’t as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility — if you know how to respond. Let’s look at some positive responses to market movements: • Don’t overreact to turbulence. Turbulence happens on most flights, but passengers are well aware that they can’t “bail out” at 30,000 feet, so they generally don’t panic. As an investor, you also need to avoid panicky behavior — by not taking a “time out” from investing. Over a period of decades, if you were to miss just a handful of the market’s bestperforming days, your returns could be dramatically reduced. And the best days often follow some of the worst. So if you’re not invested in the market, you could miss out on the beginning of a new rally, which is typically when the biggest gains occur. • Balance your “cargo.” The ground crew properly positions an airplane’s cargo to maintain the plane’s center of gravity and reduce the effects of turbulence. When you invest, you also need to achieve balance by owning a variety of vehicles, including stocks, bonds, government securities and certificates of deposit.

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You’ll want your investment mix to reflect your risk tolerance, goals and time horizon. While this type of diversification can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss, it can reduce the effects of “turbulence” — that is, market volatility — on your portfolio. Over time, your “cargo” (your investments) may shift, becoming too heavy in stocks or bonds relative to your objectives. Consequently, you’ll need to periodically rebalance your portfolio to ensure it’s meeting your needs. • Match your “transportation method” with your goals. If you are flying from New York to Los Angeles, you may experience delays or some changes in the flight plan — but your goal is still to reach Los Angeles as quickly and efficiently as possible. Consequently, you wouldn’t scrap the idea of flying and head to the West Coast on foot. When you invest, you will also encounter events, such as market downturns, that you feel may be slowing you down in your progress toward your long-term objectives, such

as a comfortable retirement. But if your objectives haven’t changed, neither should your “transportation method” of reaching them. In other words, don’t abandon your long-term strategy in favor of quick fixes, such as chasing after “hot” stocks that may not be suitable for your needs. • Maintain perspective on your “flight path.” When you’ve flown, you’ve probably observed (perhaps with some envy) some of your fellow passengers sleeping through periods of turbulence. In the investment world, these types of people are the ideal long-term investors — they know that turbulence, in the form of market fluctuations, is normal, because they’ve experienced it many times before. Their perspective isn’t on short-term events, such as volatility, but rather on the voyage toward their “final destination” — i.e., the achievement of their long-term goals. So when you fly, fasten your seatbelt and relax. And when you invest, don’t overreact to short-term events. By following these basic guidelines, you will be a calmer traveler and a better investor. 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.

Orland Twp. airs new ‘Tempo’ program on TV and YouTube by Megan St. John Orland Township

website is home to a calendar of the Tempo, ‘Orland Township is upcoming activities, as well as a great place to be, and we’d love photo and video galleries from for you to get involved.’” Look for the Tempo on Channel For many people, the hardest past events. The blog provides part about being in front of a readers with the most up-to-date 4 and U-Verse 99 in both Orland camera isn’t memorizing your Township news, as well as infor- Park and Tinley Park, or on the lines-- it’s beating the heat. The mational recaps of past events, Township’s YouTube channel, and little lights that stand politely out such as senior dinner dances and follow Supervisor O’Grady and the Township on Facebook, www. of frame appear to be simple ac- special seminars. “We want people to take part facebook.com/supervisorogrady, cessories, merely illuminating the scene. One would never suspect in what we do at the Township,” and Twitter, @OrlandTownship. these tiny structures to actually said O’Grady as the cameras pow- For more information on Orland be 1000 watt bulbs, which, when ered down and the lights turned Township, visit www.orlandtownfocused on the individual in front off. “Like I say in the closing of ship.org or call 403-4222 today. of the camera, can begin to feel something like a sauna. Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady, however, says this is a small price to pay for producing Orland Township’s new monthly television program, the Township Tempo. “You’re unsuspecting of the lights until you are under them,” O’Grady joked as he resituated himself for a final take during the located at 8020 S. Harlem Ave. event will be held from 10 a.m. filming of April’s episode. “But in Bridgeview. Enjoy family fun, to 1 p.m. Event is open to the video is a great way to spread the games, prizes and refreshments public. For more information, call word about what’s happening at Orland Township, so it’s worth it.” between noon and 2 p.m. Event 873-3519. The Tempo is hosted by SuperMarquette Bank will host a Free is open to the public. For more information, call (773) 918-4503. Marquette Club open house on visor O’Grady, who begins each Peggy Brown Schaefer, CPA™ American™ Marquette Bank will host a free Tuesday, April 29, at the new segment by introducing upcoming Peggy Brown Schaefer, CPA mmbsassociates@sbcglobal.net Financial community shred day on Satur- Marquette Bank located at 9533 Township events and programs. & Tax peggy@mmbs-cpa.com day, April 26, at the Marquette W. 143rd St. in Orland Park. Come Each episode then recaps speServices Inc. Bank located at 9533 W. 143rd St. see the new facility, enjoy refresh- cial moments from the previous Serving the SW Suburbs in Orland Park. This is the perfect ments and learn about the bank’s month before closing with a smile for Over 20 Years opportunity to properly dispose of banking program for customers from O’Grady, encouraging resiyour personal documents and ac- ages 50 and older. This event will dents to get involved. Small Business Owners Beat the March 15 The Tempo is just one of many cepted items include old financial be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Deadline 7330 W. College Drive, Ste 204 • Palos Heights, IL 60463 statements, legal documents and Event is open to the public. For media initiatives Orland Townph (708) 361-4058 • fax (708) 361-4059 • www.mmbsaccounting.com Appointment, Mail-in or Drop-off utility bills, among others. This more information, call 342-8404. ship launched in 2014. “We are Free E-le with Tax Prep trying to reach as many people NEW CLIENT DISCOUNT RICHARD J. 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Business Notes Marquette Bank upcoming events Marquette Bank will host a free family party on Saturday, March 29, at the Marquette Bank located at 9533 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park. Enjoy family fun, face painting, balloon animals, games, prizes and refreshments between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Event is open to the public. For more information, call 873-3519. Marquette Bank will host a free Easter kids party on Saturday, April 5, at the Marquette Bank

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Chamber Notes Orland Chamber luncheon open to professional women The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to reserve a spot at their Orland Women’s Networking (OWN) Luncheon and learn how to Embrace Your Challenge. The OWN Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave. The OWN luncheon speakers will be Priscilla Steinmetz, founder and executive director of The Bridge Teen Center and Erin Dubich, a nutritionist who educates her clients using grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations. The luncheon will also feature shopping at vendor tables. Registration forms to attend the luncheon are available on the home page of the Chamber’s website at www.orlandparkchamber. org or by calling the Chamber of-

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Astros exceed $20,000 again for St. Baldrick’s by Bob McParland District 218

Before she could finish the first paragraph, Dean of Students Jacki Frederking choked on the words “Hi, my name is Jasmine Tay- that Jasmine wrote. Over the lor. I am a sophomore here at course of the next six minutes, Shepard. I know most of you don’t Frederking’s voice broke many know me or that I’ve been fight- times as she shared the story of the Shepard High School sophoing leukemia.”

more’s fight and resilience. Diagnosed shortly before the start of school, Jasmine – through Frederking – bravely shared her story with her school. She clearly recalled sitting with her mom, Sonya, and hearing the news. “My heart was racing. The first thing thought that entered my mind was ‘death.’ I was so scared,” Frederking read. Jasmine’s story would serve as the centerpiece of the St. Baldrick’s assembly at Shepard, where students and staff set a new record with more than $21,000 in donations for pediatric cancer research.

With the support of her mom, family, and friends, Jasmine has remained in school and focused on her future. “You’ve all made me stronger and kept me going. I know how good it feels to have someone who understands. If you’re ever going through anything, or have questions for me, or just need a friend, I’ll always be there for you,” Frederking read. After Frederking finished reading, Jasmine had some fun: She shaved the head of Shepard security officer Shirley Jones. Jasmine and Jones have grown close in recent months – last year, Jones

had her head shaved to support her son, Jimmy, who fights Hodgkins lymphoma. “I was walking to the back of the school with Jasmine. I knew who she was. I asked her, ‘do you know who I am?’ She did. With tears in her eyes she said “can I ask you some questions and will you tell me the truth?’” said Jones, who promised to speak honestly. Jasmine and Jones have developed a close bond. Learning that Jones’ son has done well in the past year has helped Jasmine. “She said ‘well now that gives me hope!’ Every day we talk and sometimes we cry,” Jones said.

Frederking has volunteered for fund raisers for the American Cancer Society and St. Baldrick’s for two decades. She’s certain that when young people like Jasmine step forward to share their fight, others find inspiration to get involved. “I believe that when someone brave like Jasmine steps forward to share their story, cancer becomes real,” said Frederking. “Though cancer does not discriminate, it can be hard for some people to relate to St. Baldrick’s or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life until they meet someone who is their peer like Jasmine.”

Shepard High School students Kira Andrist (left) and Tiffany Gmyrek hold hands as stylist cut their hair. More than a dozen Shepard girls donated hair to Locks of Love, which provides free wigs to people Submitted photos in treatment for cancer, and raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Shepard High School students and staff members shaved their heads and raised more than $21,000, a new record, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Foundation. St. Baldrick’s has raised well over $100 million for pediatric cancer research in 14 years.

America’s Beauty Show marries the beautiful and the so bizarre The annual trade show event, America’s Beauty Show, brought Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center to life with hundreds of salon professionals showcasing their products and services March 22-24. Some 86 exhibitors came to America’s Beauty show for the first time alongside the mega brands we know and love, such as Redken, American Crew, Aquage, Farouk, TIGI, Wella, Sebastian and Matrix. I was fortunate enough to model once again for Wella Professionals with its brilliant Australian team showcasing their work. Joey Scandizzo, winner of countless national and international stylist awards, led the team in the Wella presentation in the mainstage theatre. At model casting, I came in with a shaggy short cut of brown hair. I was open to any changes, especially since nothing at this point could be considered too drastic a change. Since my very first hair show with Wella in 2012 as the Trend Vision “Echo” model, my hair has been black and white; rose gold for Goldwell; magenta for Matrix; black with blue and green for Wella at last year’s ABS show; red, orange, pink and purple for MODA 2013; red for a salon’s photoshoot; all black; all blonde and all deep purple. I was thrilled when Joey, excited about my possibilities, cast me for the show’s main runway stage. During the preparation day, the models received their specific coloring and cuts, were practiced on for intricate and mind-boggling updos and were fitted for wardrobe. The day of the show, with a call time of 7 a.m., final cut and color tasks were performed and models were cycled through the makeup and styling sessions. The first segment of the show was a highlight of interesting cuts followed by the segment of men’s looks. Afterward, hair color was the feature, and the last segment before the finale was a look at avant-garde hair presentations. I opened the show in the cut segment. My wardrobe consisted of high-waisted skinny pants with a quilting technique on the front panel with a sleek white sheen on the back panel. On top, I wore

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a quilted zip-up jacket with a cage-like front exposing a bralet underneath. With the exception of the back panel on the pants, all the fabric was mermaid-like light pink iridescent. The stylist was thrilled and happily requested I wear my own Jeffrey Campbell nude colored “Night Walk” maryjane wedges, which matched the style of shoe from the avant-garde segment but the color scheme of our haircut segment. The makeup look was an ancient Egyptian inspired one with geometric black graphic lines above and around my eyes with white, shimmerey Chanel shadow and a nude lip. The jewelry was rough and edgy. The other two models in my segment of the runway show and I wore fake bull-nose rings connecting into earrings with a variety of chainy necklaces, bracelets and rings. Just before show time, as per the norm, chaos ensued. My makeup artist was called off to assist the Sebastian models backstage for their show, so I changed into wardrobe with my face only half complete. Then the earring clasp broke, shoes were swapped accidentally and Joey decided to change the overall presentation of my hair at the last minute! I had a very angular cut with the front in an asymmetrical fringe and the sides shaved up to sharp lines around my head with a boxed shape jutting downward in the back. The color was black (or “petrol,” to the Aussies) with jade, blue and magenta inflections alternating through the front sections. Joey decided to give me the ultimate wet and shiny look before struggling to put on the cage-like headgear that was to be removed dramatically on stage during the show. The most memorable experience of the whole day was not

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Park Garden Guild graces Navy Pier show The Palos Park Garden Guild I participated in the recent Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Members including Pat Burger, Carol Bryson, Marie Arrigoni and Lucy Crocilla created their display with a variety of cactus plants. The arrangement was put together at member Barb Spellman’s home. Palos Park Garden Guild I is a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs and The Garden Clubs of Illinois. Twelve Guilds participated this year.

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Dana Jacobsen and Caroline Foreman backstage while modeling for Wella Professionals. the actual show. It was, rather, the comedic scamper through the trade show floor to get the mainstage theatre. Joey, another stylist named Hermes, my model chum Dana and I wove in between the crowd of baffled and awestruck faces of the visitors and exhibitors. Dana and I towered above the rest in our massive heels. She also had a towering updo formed with long black and white pieces of hair attached to Styrofoam blocks. We recovered another avant-garde model lost along the way because her vision was impaired by the metal wire tube of woven fake hair attached to the front of her face – intentionally, of course.

The show went smoothly and the Wella team even claimed the ABS Stylist Choice Award later that evening for another consecutive year. Joey asked me to model the work for an interview afterward with behindthechair.com, and then he offered to blend the sides of the haircut for me to make it more wearable. I accepted that offer and after exploring the booths, I left the event with nothing but fond memories, sample products and a fun hairdo…not to mention an exciting face of makeup. This year’s ABS once again brought Chicago a fantasy world of innovation, creativity and genuine passion for hair.

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2014 Baseball Season Preview OAK LAWN 2013 Record: 16-14. Head coach: Bill Gerny. Assistant coaches: Chris Bohanek, Nick Chigas, Gary Gudino. • Who’s gone: Bob Kametas, P/3B; Chris Rafacz, OF; Marcin Krzysiak, 1B; Billy Thome, C; Lee Baxa, P. • Who’s back: Matt Dunne, 3B/P, Sr. (.361; 2.81 ERA); Mitch Swatek, 1B, P, Sr. (2.51 ERA; .382 in summer); Kevin Zurek, 2B, Sr. (.333); Brandon Quillin, SS/P, Jr. (.400 in summer); Matt Witkowski, OF/P, Jr. (1-0, 1.17 ERA in summer); Jake Slusinski, OF, Sr. • Who’s new: Joe Dodaro, 1B/3B, Jr. (.364, 16 RBI for sophomore team); Ryne Melnik, OF, Jr. (.359, 17 RBI for sophomore team); John Roberts, C, So.; Justin Swatek, INF/OF/P, So. • Outlook: Bill Gerny enjoyed quite the varsity-coaching debut, as the Spartans rewarded him with a somewhat unexpected South Suburban Conference Red title. Oak Lawn’s 2013 edition could not be classified as a dominant club, but it certainly was a resilient one as it beat back challenges from several teams to claim the top divisional spot. The Spartans struggled somewhat against their nonconference competition last spring, but instead of lightening the load, Gerny plans to run his squad through an even stiffer gauntlet in 2014, one featuring St. Rita, St. Laurence, Lyons Township, Maine South, Sandburg, Brother Rice, De La Salle and three of the four Lincoln-Way schools among the formidable foes. Clearly, Gerny understands the value of testing Oak Lawn early and often in order to prepare it for another shot at SSC Red supremacy and perhaps some greater postseason success. He’s placing these hurdles in front of his guys even though the Spartans have some rebuilding to do. It’s not so much quantity as quality that must be replaced — conference Player of the Year Bob Kametas, Oak Lawn’s unquestioned on-field leader a season ago, and all-conference selection Marcin Krzysiak are two major graduation-induced losses. Kametas will be missed both as a pitcher and everyday player, but the Spartans still Name Bobby Beard Chris Caliendo Joe Dodaro Matt Dunne Ivan Georgelos Yunis Halim Ryne Melnik Marcus Montes Brandon Quillin Scott Quinn John Roberts Jake Slusinski Alan Spies Justin Swatek Mitch Swatek Ray Walker Matt Witkowski Kevin Zurek

have the makings of a solid staff in Kametas’ absence. Matt Dunne and Mitch Swatek bring both good arms and smarts to the hill. Each ranks among the top 25 students in Oak Lawn’s senior class and posted an impressive ACT score, and as athletes Dunne and Swatek produced especially solid summer campaigns — the former upped his spring batting average by 80 points, to .441, while Swatek lowered his earned-run average by 1.7 points from one season to the next. Summer was also a positive experience for returning infielders Kevin Zurek (49-point increase in average) and Brandon Quillin — whose late-spring homer had helped the Spartans defeat Tinley Park in a pivotal conference encounter — and pitcher Matt Witkowski. Outfielder Jake Slusinski is being counted on to contribute regularly with his speed and strong defense. Adding juice to the attack should be the junior duo of Joe Dodaro and Ryne Melnik, who represented the heart of the sophomore-team order last spring. Swatek’s brother, Justin, and John Roberts are two sophomores on whom Gerny is high. Roberts, who was recently named to the IHSA Student Leadership team, received one varsity start behind the dish as a freshman. One thing Oak Lawn will have to do in the early portion of its schedule is adjust to life on the road. The harsh winter conditions that blanketed the area during January and February delayed completion of a new baseball diamond, but Gerny is confident his athletes will adjust to the situation with little difficulty. • Coach’s comments: “I have the expectation that our players will rise to the challenges of 2014. We lost a great group of players from last year who were also great students and people, [but] I truly believe that we have the right players in place for success in 2014. “As a group, these players have put in the work to show that they are very focused on winning a conference championship and want to prove that they can match up with the difficult opponents [we’ll see both] in and out of conference.” — Gerny.

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SHEPARD 2013 Record: 16-18. Head coach: Frank DiFoggio. Assistant coach: Jim Benes. • Who’s gone: Jeremy Dryier, P/INF; Matt Scott, INF; Nick Medlicott, P/1B; Adam Samad, INF; Christian Araiza, OF; Matt Schmeski, C/OF/P; Jack Garetto, P/INF. • Who’s back: Bobby Peterka, C/OF, Jr. (.368, 9 RBI, 9 walks, 4 doubles); Brendan Hermann, OF/1B/P, Sr. (.270, 17 RBI, 7 walks; 14 Ks in 11 IP); Mark Albrecht, 2B, Jr. (11 walks, 11 RBI, 4 doubles, .855 fielding pct.); Jake Hart, OF/DH/P, Sr. (9 RBI); Kevin Knoerzer, OF/ P, Sr. (20 runs, 6 walks); Eric Horbach, SS/P, Jr. (.870 fielding pct.). • Who’s new: Adam Gregory, 1B/P, Jr.; Brett Smith, P/3B/OF, Jr.; Kevin Carmody, OF, So. • Outlook: At first glance, the Astros’ 2013 season appears to have been rather mediocre, but what can’t be overlooked is the early hole they dug and from which they had to extricate themselves. Shepard dropped nine of its first 12 decisions, a skid that included a nightmarish collapse against South Suburban Conference Red rival Reavis. In that particular game, the Astros were two outs away from a slaughter-rule triumph before squandering a 10-0 lead and getting tagged with a stunning 15-14 setback. The psychological impact of that defeat, coupled with the loss of starting second baseman Eric Horbach to a season-ending injury in the seventh game and the absence of its No. 2 pitcher, could have easily left Shepard in tatters. But longtime baseball boss Frank DiFoggio kept his athletes on an even keel emotionally and, eventually, the Astros recovered — so much so, in fact, that they found themselves tied for the divisional lead late in the year before settling for third place. So in some ways, DiFoggio, who’s entering his 17th season, performed one of his finest coaching jobs to date. Now, he’ll pretty much have to duplicate that feat simply because Shepard said farewell to 10 seniors, several of whom are playing college ball this spring. Adding to the latest challenge is that little exists in the way of proven offense, meaning that, unless a few heretofore unknowns sudNo. 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 13 17 19 21 22 24 27 31 36

denly emerge in a big way, the Astros will have to scratch and claw for runs. That doesn’t mean DiFoggio is conceding anything, however. First off, junior catcher Bobby Peterka and senior outfielder Brendan Hermann exhibited some proficiency with the sticks last year, and junior Mark Albrecht did likewise two seasons ago. DiFoggio believes Albrecht is fully capable of rediscovering his 2012 form, when he batted nearly .300, and leaving a disappointing 2013 well behind him. Also in the mix are seniors Jake Hart — who underwent surgery as a freshman and is healthier than at any time since then — and Kevin Knoerzer, plus the returning Horbach, who is expected to move to shortstop. Knoerzer, Horbach, Albrecht and Peterka are all above-average fielders, which is obviously good news for the defense, while Hermann is Shepard’s most tested hurler. A wild card is junior Brett Smith, whose fastball has been clocked in the midto-upper 80s. If the youngster is able to pitch with control, DiFoggio pegs him as a potential eight-game winner. Junior Adam Gregory and speedy sophomore Kevin Carmody are two other newcomers who should have some sort of impact on the Astros’ fortunes. DiFoggio has circled a few contests on the schedule as especially important ones, several of which occur in April. If Shepard can fare well in matchups with Reavis, Oak Forest and Richards — which encompass a total of five games — DiFoggio thinks his club “will have a very good year and compete for the conference title.” • Coach’s comments: “The Shepard Astros will be in rebuild mode this upcoming year, [but] our junior class, led by catcher Bobby Peterka, is extremely talented. Our pitching staff will be inexperienced, but they are all hard throwers. “Our strengths will be our defense up the middle and our team speed, as almost the entire lineup can run. Our keys to success will be how quickly the young staff and position players can rise to the varsity level with their mental toughness, fundamental execution and personal discipline within their plans of attack.” — DiFoggio.

Name Kevin Knoerzer Ken Gorski Mark Albrecht Travis Pruim Sam Hermana Adam Gregory John Korbakes Bobby Peterka Kyle Longfield Brendan Hermann Eric Horbach Kevin Carmody Jake Hart Zach Haxel Brett Smith Rick Mundo

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Softball Season Preview 2014 EVERGREEN PARK 2013 Record: 16-15. Head coach: John O’Connor. • Who’s gone: Sophia Lamb, Megan Beckow, Abby Urchell, Chelsea Christopher, Maggie O’Toole, Michelle Estand, Colleen Burns. • Who’s back: Carolyn Roberts, OF, Sr.; Jenna Haase, C, Jr.; Bethany Salazar, OF/P, So.; Maddie Vojacek, INF/P, So. Carly Rickert, INF, Jr.; Abby Langevin, INF/C, Jr.; Nicole Larkin, INF, Jr. • Who’s new: Caroline Andrade, INF, Jr.; Kayla Izzo, OF, Jr.; Maddie Meisl, INF/OF So. • Outlook: A solid core graduated from last season’s regional-championship squad, but Lady Mustangs coach John O’Connor is confident that enough talent remains on hand to set Evergreen Park up for another charge toward post-

season glory. One more regional crown would make it three in the past five years for the Lady Mustangs. Headlining in 2014 will be the quartet of all-area selections Bethany Salazar (.575) and Maddie Vojacek (5-1, 1.80 earned-run average), plus Jenna Haase (.465) and Carolyn Roberts (.415). Of that group, only Roberts will graduate in May. • Coach’s comments: “We need all of our returning starters to play up to their potential and hope a couple of our new players can fill the holes left by last year’s seniors. We must also stay healthy and get continued improvement from our younger players. “Our strength should be hitting again and we should be solid with our pitchers. Elevating our defensive play and depth will be a concern.” — O’Connor.

MT. ASSISI Head coach: Jill Harvey    • Who’s gone: Tessa Dearth, Sharon Desparrois, Jordan Lenihan. • Who’s back: Terri Dearth, P/3B, Sr.; Sabrina Miller, C/3B Sr.; Kylie Maloy, P, Jr.; Madeline Cahue, OF, Jr.; Abby Malloy, P, So. Dana Bunting, P, So., Sam Pakula, P/INF, So.; Katie O’Leary, OF, So.; Molly Murphy, INF, So. • Who’s new: Jenny Desparrois, P/1B, Sr.; Amber Anderson, OF, Fr. • Outlook: When the news came that Mt. Assisi would close at the end of the current school year, it sent the entire student population reeling. However, the softball team has used it as a clarion call to come together and focus on one goal: finishing as high as possible. Seniors Terri Dearth and Sabrina Miller bring the leadership and talent their teammates can follow. Dearth pitched in eight games and posted a 4-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio (40-10), which helped the Screeching Eagles reach a regional-championship contest.

She also played five games as Mt. Assisi’s catcher, recording an impressive 31 putouts and batting .460 with respective onbase and slugging percentages of .480 and .553. Miller will see more time behind the plate this season. • Coach’s comments: “The girls are all devastated by the whole [closing] situation, but they’ve also all banded together and decided that if they’re going out, then they’re going out big and on top. They’re all displaying a determination that they’ve never had before. “Molly Murphy is turning into a hitting machine, Kylie [Maloy] and Abby [Malloy] will see a lot of time on the mound for us [and] Maddie Cahue will be leading off for us again. Not only does she possess speed, but she’s become a real strong slap hitter. A lot of these girls are now playing travel ball, and you can see the strides they’re making in their individual games. “For all our experience, I really think it’s going to be the year of the sophomore for this team.” — Harvey.

MARIST 2013 Record: 14-17. Head coach: Tom Fabrizio. Assistant coaches: John LaRoy, Matt Mueller, Don Pirkle. • Who’s gone: Cody Bohanek, INF/P; Bryan Polak, OF; Ian Woodworth, P; Jack Gainer, INF/P; Luke Daniels, C. • Who’s back: Blake Bieniek, P/OF, Sr. (20 RBI); Ryan Kairis, OF/P, Jr. (.377; 2.30 ERA); Matt McKenzie, P, Sr.; Robert Hovey, P, Sr.; Barrett Callaghan, INF, Sr.; Kyle Barrett, OF/INF/ P, Sr. • Who’s new: Pat Meehan, INF/P, Jr.; Eric Hanson, C, Jr.; Mike Trbovic, 1B/P, Jr. • Outlook: There were no late-season heroics in store for the RedHawks last spring. A spotty regular campaign, made so in large part by weather-induced interruptions and shifting game sites, prevented Marist from ever getting on a serious roll in 2013. That was what had salvaged a sub-par 2012 season, which the RedHawks extended by five games after advancing all the way to a Class 4A supersectional. One thing missing from Marist’s arsenal a year ago was a stopper on the hill. The RedHawks have often had such an individual in their midst, most recently Mike Hearne, who now attends Notre Dame. It remains to be seen whether fifth-year coach Tom Fabrizio can unearth someone of that nature this time around, but he was fortunate enough to get an early look at some pitching prospects — while most local baseball programs were forced to remain on the sidelines because of winter’s lingering effects, Marist traveled to Arizona during spring break. There, it managed to get seven games under its belt, which was definitely an advantage for a squad looking to solidify a few areas left shaky by graduation. Seen as the RedHawks’ mound mainstays are the trio of Blake Bieniek, Matt McKenzie and Ryan Kairis. The latter did not begin 2013 with the varsity squad, but quickly proved worthy of prime time upon arrival as Kairis gave Marist a lift both as a hurler and hitter. McKenName Kyle Barrett Blake Bieniek Barrett Callaghan John Carmody Tommy Finwall Tyler Haizel Eric Hanson Robert Hovey Ryan Kairis Grant Kenny Matt McKenzie Pat Meehan Martin Meyer Tim O’Connell Frank Scumaci Kyle Snyder Jake Soukup Mike Trbovic Dylan Woodworth

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zie, a southpaw like Kairis, has already committed to St. Xavier University, while Bieniek provides the RedHawks with an experienced righty. Seniors Robert Hovey and Frank Scumaci are two other staff veterans. Along with Kairis and Bieniek, senior infielder Barrett Callaghan will be a key member of the batting order. Minus boppers such as Cody Bohanek (University of Illinois-Chicago), Bryan Polak (St. Xavier), Jack Gainer (Quincy University) and Luke Daniels (Triton College), Marist may find runs a bit more difficult to come by, although that didn’t seem to be much of a problem in the warmer climes of Arizona. A RedHawks asset could be team speed — they swiped 15 bases in Arizona and had only one runner thrown out, a promising occurrence for any club seeking to manufacture scores. Juniors Pat Meehan and Eric Hanson, both of whom were solid performers last summer, are two youngsters expected to supply measurable input. Also stepping forward at various times during the western trip were Tyler Haizel, Mike Trbovic, Tommy Finwall and John Carmody. As always, the East Suburban Catholic Conference will be filled with land mines, but Fabrizio isn’t limiting the RedHawks’ tests to league play. Once again, Marist will also confront some tough customers in nonconference affairs, including Sandburg, St. Rita, Mt. Carmel, Providence Catholic and Andrean (Ind.). Thus, it should be adequately prepared for whatever awaits it in the state tournament. • Coach’s comments: “We will have a good mix of guys with valuable experience at the varsity level and some talented newcomers. Our defense will have to be our strength, as we have pitchers who will throw strikes but won’t strike out a lot of people. “We hope to compete at the top of the ESCC and we usually play our best baseball toward the end of the season.” — Fabrizio.

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SANDBURG 2013 Record: 22-15. Head coach: Jim Fabianski. • Who’s gone: Candice Koch, Ellie Forkin, Meg Flaherty, Sam Radunz. • Who’s back: Katie Krzus, 1B, Jr.; Sarah Herold, P, Sr.; Brooke Heimerl, 3B, Sr.; Karli McLaughlin, C, Sr. • Who’s new: Briana Soltis, C/INF, So. • Outlook: The Lady Eagles took flight in the latter portion of the 2013 season, winning nine of their last 11 games and reaching the Elite Eight in Class 4A by stunning defending state champion Marist in a sectional final. While some of the mainstays from that Sandburg roster have graduated, coach Jim Fabianski Name Cierra Adamus Emily Griskell Madeline Hanley Brooke Heimerl Sarah Herold Katie Krzus Caroline Kuzel Lauren McCaughey Karli McLaughlin Maddie Poole Kasi Sanders Lauren Schultz Brianna Soltis Kaitlin Swaw Kristen Zarate

has a few solid returnees who are eager to make another deep postseason run. The Lady Eagles’ three key seniors are pitcher Sarah Herold (2.53 earned-run average, 166 strikeouts), Karli McLaughlin(.306, 5 homers, 23 RBI) and Brooke Heimerl, all of whom are entering their third varsity campaign. Junior Katie Krzus (.385, .726 slugging pct., 9 homers, 41 RBI) will again serve as a primary power source. • Coach’s comments: “As always, one of our primary goals for the season is to get downstate. After having been to the supersectionals last year, I believe that the girls got a taste of what it takes and they are excited to better themselves from last year.” — Fabianski.

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cutting move. The 9,000-seat “Wigwam,” the second-largest high-school basketball venue in    TV court shows have be- the country, is considered hiscome quite the viewing staple toric, but that history seems to over the past several years. be encroaching too far into the    Night-shift workers, college district’s financial future. students, retirees and people    The Wigwam is remaining who suspect they’ll see some open despite the fact that it family member achieve 15 min- reportedly has been a drain on utes of infamy are the individu- the district’s budget. According als most likely to sit down for to the AP account, the building’s a daily video visit with Judge utility bill alone ranks as the Mathis, Judge Judy, Judge district’s third-highest, but basJoe Brown, Judge Reinhold or ketball trumped books as two whichever legal mediator hap- elementary schools, one middle pens to occupy that particular school and a vocational school half-hour. will be sacrificed in place of the    These shows are popular be- Wigwam. cause the folks who watch them    I’m not naive — I know a learn a little bit about the law great many colleges, particuand also develop a fresh perspec- larly those in NCAA Division I, tive on how good their own lives value layups over literature and really are in comparison to the steals over social studies — but parade of human flotsam that I hope I’m not the only one who continually bobs in front of the finds discomfit in the Anderson camera lens. situation. Sure, basketball is a    Later this month, though, in- more popular spectator sport terest in the courtroom antics than, say, chemistry — unless will probably wane a bit and some kid causes a lab explosion, be replaced by a different sort which he might if he’s getting of court entertainment. When shortchanged on introductory March Madness gets underway, science procedures because of everyone suddenly becomes a a grade-school closure — but basketball junkie for a couple can’t we at least pretend to care of weeks. about young people’s academic    In a shameless effort to tap well being? into that increased level of in-    Perhaps we finally will when terest, I’ve decided to dedicate those same kids have grown up this week’s column to some odd minus marketable skills. By happenings related to the sport. then, though, it’ll be too late. Here are three recent Associ- • MBA, NBA, WHAT’S THE ated Press stories that caught DIFFERENCE?    One man who certainly unmy eye: • HOOSIER HYSTERIA derstands the value of education RUN AMOK is former Detroit Pistons star    OK, everyone knows about In- Dave Bing, who is running for diana residents’ love affair with mayor of that city. basketball. Being able to count    So important is scholastic Larry Bird and Oscar Robert- achievement to Bing, in fact, son among the state’s legendary that he gave himself credit players certainly validates that even when Syracuse Univerhigh fondness level, but maybe sity didn’t. Bing, a basketball the heavy emphasis on basket- standout for the Orangemen in ball should be rethought. the 1960s, allegedly touted his    This came to mind after MBA degree at different points reading that a school board in of his campaigning. Anderson, Ind., was sparing a    Seeing as how he’s a politician 47-year-old athletic facility while now and it’d be child’s play to closing four schools in a cost- do so, I don’t want to automati-

cally accuse Bing of avoiding the truth as if it were a case of anthrax. Yes, a lot of governmental lifers would get 50 percent of the responses wrong on a truefalse test, but maybe Bing simply meant to type “NBA” on his resume and accidentally hit the “M” button in error.    Hey, the letters are right next to each other on a computer keyboard, so it’s possible. And as for the revelation that Bing’s undergraduate degree was earned 29 years later than he originally said — well, big deal. It could be that he’s no more proficient in mathematics than typing.    Sounds like the perfect man to become an elected official. • PUTTING HER MONEY WHERE HER MOUTH IS    AP sports columnist Jim Litke wrote about an unusual proposal from Courtney Paris, the center on Oklahoma University’s women’s hoops squad.    On the school’s Senior Night, Paris — whose dad, Bubba, was an offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s — proclaimed that she would repay every penny of her fouryear scholarship if the Sooners failed to win the NCAA women’s title. When given a chance to rethink her position, Courtney Paris reiterated her original stance.    “I want to do something special,” she told the Oklahoman newspaper. “I meant what I said.”    The amount in question here is a cool $64,000, hardly chump change, at least to most of us. Will Paris be true to her word, or does this simply rank as one highly original motivational tactic?    She can avoid answering, of course, by leading Oklahoma to the top. But if she doesn’t and she later reneges on her offer, Paris won’t necessarily suffer because of her waffling.    In fact, Dave Bing might decide to put her on his payroll if he gets elected

Sports wrap By Anthony Nasella As impressive as Sandburg’s boys’ water polo team was last week — it opened the 2014 season with three victories and scored a total of 45 goals in those matches — Eagles coach Jim Caliendo was most satisfied with his squad’s defensive effort. Sandburg started with a 10-4 victory over Lincoln-Way North in a SouthWest Suburban Conference crossover match and then crushed Bremen co-op 18-2 and Hinsdale South 17-4 in nonconference encounters on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. “I’ve definitely seen what I expected on offense because of the kids that I’ve seen who have been leading the way in practice,” Caliendo said. “What I’m really pleased with is our defense. “Our team defense has really done well against the teams we’ve played thus far. That was a little unexpected and, therefore, a nice surprise.” Against Lincoln-Way North, Zach Roper paced the Eagles with seven goals. His five goals propelled them past Bremen, and then Roper (six goals) and Mitch Zieler (five) led the charge for Sandburg in its romp over Hinsdale. Sean McNicholas registered 11 saves in the latter match. “Zach Roper and Mitch Zieler have definitely led the offense,” Caliendo said. “[And] I’m very proud of Sean McNicholas so far in goal.” Roper and Zieler have also contributed on the defensive end for the Eagles. So, too, have other members of the starting lineup, a unit that includes Majd Ibrahim, Ben Crnich, Mitch Winkelman and Mike Hinde. “I believe that this group can jell into a pretty good unit down the road,” Caliendo said. “The fact that they’ve done better than I expected is a good indication that they can build on what they’ve already demonstrated. We have a long way to go, but I think we’re going to get a lot better.” And getting better will be the key to success in a very competitive SWSC Blue, where Sandburg will bump up against teams such as Stagg, Homewood-Flossmoor and Lockport. “We have a very tough conference this year,” Caliendo said. “It’s loaded with good water polo teams.

“It’s going to be very interesting to see how we match up against those teams. It’s going to be a very hard conference to win because each team, including us, is capable of winning it.” *** Stagg captured a pair of matches last week to improve its season record to 4-3. The Chargers defeated Argo 13-4 on Tuesday and Hinsdale South 12-10 on Friday. Filip Patrak scored four times and netminder Peter Krivanec stopped 14 shots to lift host Stagg past the Argonauts. Connor Kaufmann tacked on three goals for the Chargers. Against Hinsdale South, Alex Kunz netted four goals and Gabe Jezierski added a hat trick to carry Stagg to another home triumph. *** Shepard dropped a pair of matches last week as it fell 194 to Andrew on Wednesday and 10-7 to Riverside-Brookfield on Thursday Christian Reyes scored four goals against both the Thunderbolts and Bulldogs, while Zach Sierzega, Mike Jakbauskas and Andrew Choragwicki accounted for the Astros’ other markers opposite R-B. GIRLS’ WATER POLO Sandburg (3-2) notched pair of victories last week as it downed Lincoln-Way North 19-10 in an SWSC crossover affair on Monday and slipped past Bremen co-op 11-7 on Thursday. Sarah Dolitsky led a balanced Lady Eagles attack versus the Lady Phoenix with five goals. Stephanie Pappas and Danielle Lencioni added four goals apiece for Sandburg, while Clare Lawlor tallied three times. The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 6-3 lead after one quarter behind two goals each from Dolitsky and Lencioni. Pappas scored three times in the second period as Sandburg closed the first half on a 5-0 run to take a 13-4 lead into the break. “ The Lady Eagles, who were ahead 17-6 after three quarters, also got a goal each from Katie Flaherty, Tricia Mangila and Mara O’Connor. Netminder Morgan Bartelment was credited with 11 saves. Lencioni and Dolitsky both registered four goals to boost Sandburg past Bremen in Orland Park.

GIRLS’ SOCCER Shepard went 2-1 in last week’s Windy City Ram Classic at Lincoln-Way North, as it beat Beecher (5-0) and Homewood-Flossmoor (2-0) on Monday and Saturday, respectively, but lost to the host school (4-1) on Wednesday. The Lady Astros captured their win over the Lady Bobcats behind Kelly Evancich, who netted a hat trick. Aubrey Quick added two goals. Sisters Christina and Tiffani Kotas each tallied a second-half goal for Shepard opposite H-F. Evancich and Quick recorded assists on those scores and goaltender Heather Banis posted her second shutout of the year. Also supplying strong defensive play on the Lady Astros’ behalf were Rachel Libera, Abby Newsome, Adie Pastrana and Megan Brady. *** Stagg opened its season last Tuesday by playing to a scoreless tie against Andrew. Claire Heneghan and Grace Scarim combined to make seven saves for the visiting Lady Chargers. BOYS’ TRACK Sandburg (99 points) held off Lemont (90) to grab the championship at the Injuns’ six-team invitational on Saturday. (Continued on page 6)

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Stagg’s Ashley Detlaff returns a shot against Argo this past Monday. The Lady Chargers captured their initial victory of the young season, 10-5.

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Marist players, who recently spent a week in Arizona, try to get their home field ready for play this past Monday. It didn’t happen, but the RedHawks are still off to a good start in 2014. A season preview for them and every other area baseball team appears in this week’s edition.

Baseball roundup

Local teams hit the road

Knights, Crusaders, RedHawks able to open 2014 season By Ken Karrson

single, Mike Santarelli had drawn a two-out walk and freshman Zach Spring trips to Florida are com- Frieling followed with a two-RBI monplace for many high school- double. and college-aged students. “One thing we’ve really tried Baseball players at Marist, how- to establish is the next-man-up ever, opted to travel in the other philosophy,” Brauer said. “They direction. They went to Arizona, were a very good hitting team, but where cold temperatures were no- we just kept battling all day. where to be found and they were “Our kids were great. There able to begin their 2014 season was a lot of positive energy and on schedule. team bonding, and they really Athletes at Chicago Christian had a lot of focus and competed and Brother Rice, meanwhile, hard.” chose Jacksonville as their desFor the day, Max Kerfin was tination last weekend — Jack- the Knights’ offensive ringleader sonville, Ill., that is. While winter as he slugged three doubles and hadn’t yet loosened its grip on coaxed four free passes. Frieling, the downstate locale, either, that one of five other Christian playtown’s Lenz Field is covered with ers to collect more than one hit, artificial turf, meaning baseball doubled twice and knocked in five games were able to get played. runs. He also reached base on a Both the Knights and Crusad- walk and by being plunked with ers saw action twice on Saturday, a pitch. and the former triumphed in each Jack De Vries was another noinstance. Wins over Midwest Cen- table with two hits, three RBI, tral (6-2) and Valmeyer (13-11) a sacrifice fly and one base-ongave Christian a 6-0 mark in three balls. Wolterink, the Knights’ last journeys to Jacksonville over the pitcher, picked up the victory in past two years. Game 2 after forcing Valmeyer More importantly, coupled with to leave the sacks filled in the a 12-5 victory over defending Class bottom of the seventh. 2A champion Lisle on Thursday Junior Christian Bolhuis, who at the Ray Kroc Center in Chi- had worked briefly against Lisle cago, Saturday’s twin successes two days before, threw four ingot another Knights campaign off nings of Saturday’s opener and to a strong start. held Midwest Central without an “It was good to be playing in- earned run in what ultimately stead of sitting around,” Christian became a 6-2 Chicago Christian coach Eric Brauer said. “Except triumph. Bolhuis struck out 10, for about 15 minutes, we had allowed one hit and surrendered not been outside, so we were three walks while tossing about just hoping to see everything in 70 pitches. live time. We wanted to see how “We wanted to extend him a guys react.” little bit [more than before] and Brauer, who guided the Knights build a pitch count,” Brauer said to 30 wins a year ago, especially of Bolhuis, who was greatly aided liked what he saw in Jacksonville, by a 6-4-3 double play the Knights where 17 different players “con- executed in the sixth frame while tributed something to help us. It Midwest Central had the bases was just a team day.” loaded. Christian appeared headed for *** a two-game split after Valmeyer In its season-opener on Thursplated seven runs in the bottom day, Christian answered Lisle’s of the fifth to create a 10-4 lead four-spot in the top of the first for itself. Playing in temperatures with five runs. Bolhuis’ two-run that never rose above the 30s double and O’Meara’s RBI single and in a game that eventually highlighted the rally. stretched to well over three hours, The Knights were clinging to the Knights certainly didn’t seem a 6-5 edge in the fifth when they poised to respond with an outburst finally blew the contest wide open. of their own. De Vries’ bases-clearing triple was But they did. Eleven men went the critical blow in a six-run upristo the plate in the top of the sixth ing, but Kerfin (double), Bolhuis and six runs scored, the tying one (single) and O’Meara (bases-filled crossing the plate on Trevor Wolt- walk) also chipped in with RBI. erink’s single. Wolterink was bat“It was a nice way to start [the ting for Sean O’Meara, who had season],” Brauer said. “I was very injured his foot after hitting a foul pleased with the outcome. The ball off it. Just before Wolterink’s strike zone was very tight in the

first inning, so there were some walks, but there were also a lot of hits.” Four of Christian’s seven safeties went for extra bases, including a double by Frieling, while Lisle was limited to four hits, one of which was a leadoff homer in the top of the first. Dan Vos, the Knights’ second of four hurlers, pocketed the win. Before embarking on a nineday trip to Florida on Sunday, Christian was slated to take the field three times this week. A date with Eisenhower on Monday at the Kroc Center got things underway, and matchups with Elmwood Park and Momence today and Saturday, respectively, are also on tap. BROTHER RICE The Crusaders also got one game in prior to arriving in Jacksonville. Brother Rice ushered in the 2014 campaign on Thursday at Wheaton College, where it downed Whitney Young 11-3. Erich Lieser’s hit got the Crusaders on the board in the first stanza, but it wasn’t until the fifth when Rice seized control. An eight-run explosion in that frame did the trick, as Kevin Biondic and Kyle Hilliard both belted two-RBI hits. Also driving in a run was Andrew Dyke with a single. The inning had begun with a walk, Dolphins error and Mike Massey’s bunt single. “It was nice to see our bats compete and us play pretty well,” Crusaders coach John McCarthy said. “We’d played a few intersquad games, but it was definitely exciting to get outside and compete [in an actual contest]. Our defense was outstanding and the pitching was pretty good.” Freshman Ryan Kutt, who relieved Mike Enriquez on the hill, logged his first high school victory by throwing two scoreless frames. Lieser and Hilliard paced the offense with two hits apiece, and the former also scored twice. *** Rice continued traveling the high road on Saturday, as it rode Lieser’s career performance to a 10-0 whitewash of Morris. Lieser was responsible for the first seven Crusaders runs as he brought in three teammates with a first-inning double and then swatted an inside-the-park grand slam in the second. Dyke added a triple and RBI to Rice’s production, and Kutt (sin(Continued on page 5)

Softball roundup

Lady RedHawks stay busy on Florida trip By Anthony Nasella While softball fields around the area were unplayable last week due to the lingering effects of a brutal winter, Marist was unaffected. That’s because the Lady RedHawks ventured to Orlando, Fla., during their school’s spring break. Marist players spent most of their days at the ballpark instead of the beach, but they still had some fun in the sun as they returned home with three wins in six tries. The Lady RedHawks opened their 2014 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Miami Gulliver Prep on Monday and then defeated Penbrooke Pines Charter 3-1 the next day. After suffering a 4-1 loss to Westminster Christian in the first of two Wednesday contests, Marist bounced back to beat Osceola of Orlando 9-1. The Lady RedHawks closed things out on Thursday with setbacks against Pines Harmony (2-1), which is ranked 15th nationally, and St. Cloud (8-4). “I was pleased with the play of both our young girls and older girls,” said Marist coach Denise Fasano, who is in her final season in charge of the Lady RedHawks’ varsity program. “It’s just a matter of the two groups communicating with one

another, definitely cooperating with each other, and believing in each other. This is a group who I believe can perform [well] on game day together.” In the win over Miami Gulliver Prep, junior Zariya Gonzalez smacked a run-scoring single for Marist and also struck out seven while throwing a complete game. Alexis Rogers had the Lady RedHawks’ other RBI. Gonzalez’s work in the circle was just the beginning of her pitching duties. She logged 23 innings in all during the week, struck out 18 batters, won two of three decisions and registered an earned-run average of 0.69. Marist’s other hurler, Lizzie Annerino, went 1-2 with four strikeouts and a 1.31 ERA. Offensively, the Lady RedHawks received contributions from a number of players, but their two stalwarts — senior shortstop Brooke Wyderski and sophomore second baseman Madison Naujokas — were the standouts. Wyderski batted .476 in the six contests, slugged her first homer of the year and drove in three runs, while Naujokas hit .450 and had one RBI. While most of the season remains, Fasano realizes time will pass quickly, so she wants to enjoy every moment of her final coach-

ing campaign. “It’s bittersweet, of course, because Marist is the only job I’ve had,” said Fasano, who guided the Lady RedHawks to the Class 4A title two years ago. “I’m very excited to spend my last season at Marist High School, coaching a sport that I love, and working with girls who I hope believe in what I have to offer to them.” And she also made sure the Lady RedHawks didn’t live an all-work-and-no-play existence in Florida. “Friday was our day off, so the girls got to spend the day by the pool and visit downtown Disney,” Fasano said. “They were also able to do some outlet-mall shopping. It was a good bonding time for them.” CHICAGO CHRISTIAN The Lady Knights opened their season last weekend in downstate Jacksonville at the Play The Turf Jamboree, but they came away winless in two games. Both Seneca (10-0) and Princeville (12-1) had little difficulty in handling Chicago Christian. Against Seneca on Friday, Kaycee Pittman went 3-for-3 with a double for the Lady Knights in the six-inning contest. Madison Riemersma’s sacrifice bunt scored Davina Gutierrez with Christian’s lone run on Saturday.


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Trinity sports report

The long, cold wait for spring By Tim Cronin

the home opener and Cardinal Stritch University on Friday at There is something numbing 3 p.m. It’s the start of a stretch about the thump of a ball into a that will have Trinity on the field glove and the crack of a bat when for eight days out of the next 10 heard in a gymnasium. — or so the Trolls hope. It sounds out of place and arWhile Trinity’s teams practice tificial. under the roof, their records remain That sound has been heard all unchanged — the baseball squad too often in the area this year, is 5-8, the softball team 5-5. And and Trinity Christian College both clubs, especially the pitching is no exception. Both the base- staffs, are itching to get going. ball and softball teams had a *** week’s worth of contests erased If the weather is clear, the local by the inclement weather that outdoor track season will begin has wreaked havoc on schedules Saturday at North Park College, across the Midwest. and the Trolls will be there. If The Trolls baseball squad had all not, they’ll have to wait until at five games scheduled since its return least next Saturday for a meet from Florida wiped out. Trinity is in Huntington, Ind., the first of slated to play Holy Cross College on four slated for April. ... TriniSaturday at Notre Dame, if weather ty’s golf team’s first post-spring and field conditions permit, and break tournament is Monday, then follow up with a doubleheader a one-day engagement at Briar at home on Sunday. Leaf in LaPorte, Ind., hosted by If that happens, there will be Purdue-North Central — weather rejoicing. Saturday’s game would permitting, of course. April 8 will be the first for the Trolls in two bring a tournament at Inwood in weeks. Joliet, hosted by St. Francis. The same situation goes for BASKETBALL the softball team. Trinity hasn’t Trolls freshman Jared Jones played since March 13. earned the Chicagoland Collegiate If everything goes right, the Athletic Conference Freshman of Trolls will host the University the Year award for his play this of St. Francis today at 3 p.m. in past season.

Jones, from Waukee, Iowa, paced Trinity and was fifth in the league with a 17.3 pointsper-game scoring average. He led all of NAIA Division II with 114 3-pointers and was the CCAC’s best free-throw shooter as he connected at an 87 percent clip from the line. Jones also collected a spot on the National Christian College Athletic Association All-North Central team. Teammate Jake Van Den Berg was an honorable mention selection. Both the men’s and women’s squads were awarded the CCAC’s Champions of Character laurel, the league’s sportsmanship award. Among the individual honors for the women was junior Caitlin Cody’s selection to the NCCAA All-North Central squad. Cody, a transfer student, led Trinity with per-game averages of 13.2 points and 8.0 rebounds, which ranked fourth and second, respectively, in the region. Sophomores Brooke Bambrick and Allie Paluchniak collected regional honorable mention plaudits, while Bambrick and six of her teammates earned scholar-athlete recognition.

Moraine athletics wrap

Shot and a save

   Brother Rice goalie Kevin Kenny makes a save on a Fenwick shot during a water polo match this past Monday. Despite their failure on this particular shot, the Friars secured a 12-7 win over the Crusaders.

SXU sports summary

Basketball players gain postseason honors

Some good deeds do get rewarded. While the 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball campaigns By Maura Vizza have gone above and beyond be- new Cyclones roster sporting a didn’t feature the kind of postseason success that was hoped fore the season even started. fresh attitude for 2014. While every Moraine Valley “Moraine Valley has competAlthough most area teams don’t for, some St. Xavier University College athlete anxiously awaits ed at the national level and I’m yet have a useable field, Moraine student-athletes nevertheless rea shift away from cold weather, happy to be coaching here. The players have nevertheless pushed ceived individual storybook endone Cyclones spring sports team student-athletes have more inten- themselves in indoor practices and ings. And in a few instances, those must also deal with a change in sity and put a priority in playing during spring training in Arkan- rewards recognized them as both leadership. tennis.” sas. It’s a group determined to athletes and students. Five Cougars, in fact, were feted The men’s tennis squad, long Thompson, who also coaches improve upon a less-than-stellar for academics by being named the domain of school athletic di- girls’ tennis at Providence Catho- 2013 campaign. rector Bill Finn, is now guided lic High School, gained previous Kevin Siergiej (Shepard) and as Daktronics Scholar-Athletes. by Ben Thompson. Thompson in- collegiate coaching experience Joel Cordova are returning start- Tabbed for honors in the NAIA Diherits a program that welcomes while serving as an assistant at ers on the hill, but whatever vision II men’s basketball category back four members of the crew the University of St. Francis. He success the Cyclones enjoy this were senior Brad Karp and junior that took third in regional play also plays competitively himself spring will depend largely on how Brandon Marren, while the trio a year ago. and is ranked 351st nationally quickly several newcomers can of juniors Suzie Broski, Maloree While certainly a credible show- in his age group. assimilate to the college game. Johnson and Morgan Stuut were ing, that finishing spot deprived Thompson is urging the Cy- Among the more heralded rookies similarly cited in NAIA Division Moraine of a team berth in the clones to work hard and play are Shepard graduates Christian II women’s hoops. A total of 134 men and 244 national tournament. The narrow smart. He promotes good condi- Araiza and Matt Schmeski, Brothmiss is being used as motivation tioning and sound on-court strate- er Rice product Ryan Gyrion, Rob- women nationwide were chosen by returning all-region player Tim gies, with an emphasis on getting ert Neylon and Jason Hine. The as Daktronics Scholar-Athletes. Stewart (Stagg), as well as fellow each player to identify strengths latter two, however, are currently In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports veterans Ryan Adamski, Christian and weaknesses, both in himself nursing injuries. Lagunas and Brad Smith (Sand- and his opponents. Third-year coach Cole Farmer information director, a studentburg). Expected to join them as Assuming Moraine athletes stay and assistant Bill Heaney an- athlete must maintain a minimum steady contributors in 2014 are injury-free, Thompson believes his ticipate success once everyone is 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 newcomers Kevin Karczynski, guys can accomplish big things. healthy and Moraine finally gets scale, have achieved junior academic status and have completed Mike Broderick, Bryan Jimenez “We’re taking it one match a few games played. at least one year at the nominat(Shepard) and Alec Mikes. at a time, [but] we’re excited to SOFTBALL “I’m very excited for the season avenge some regional disappointThe Cyclones opened their 2014 ing school. Karp carries a 3.56 cumulative and happy with everyone on the ment from last year,” he said. season by sweeping a doubleheadteam,” Thompson said. “They put BASEBALL er from Joliet Junior College, 12-5 GPA while majoring in biology, Marren is at 3.65 while studyin more work than I asked and It’s a new season and a mostly and 9-2, last Saturday. ing history with an emphasis on secondary education, Broski and Johnson both sport perfect 4.0 GPAs while pursuing their respective degrees in biology and management/accounting, and Stuut has a 3.87 GPA as a nursing major. *** Stuut, who posted an NAIASt. Laurence is seeking a new passionate about the school. How- More NAYS tournaments headed best total of 25 scoring-reboundvarsity basketball coach after pre- ever, I felt that a change in leadto south suburbs ing double-doubles this past vious coach Mark Sevedge was ership in the basketball program Joliet, Romeoville and Homewood not retained. was necessary for the long-term will be the sites of three more Na- season, wasn’t overlooked as a basketball player, either. Sevedge, who recently completed success of the program.” tional American Youth Sports basSXU’s top female performer his fifth season in charge of the St. Laurence will conduct a full ketball tournaments this spring. was selected as a first-team Vikings, posted a 31-106 record coaching search in the coming during his tenure. Prior to tak- week. Resumes will be accepted The events, which will feature member of the NAIA Division II ing over for Tom Pallerdy, Sevedge through the end of March and competition for both boys and women’s All-America first team spent six years in the program as interviews will begin in April. girls in six brackets apiece, will for the second straight year and an assistant. He also played for St. run as follows: April 25-27 at the also repeated as an NAIA Player Laurence in the 1990s. Joliet Park District Multipurpose of the Year finalist, as chosen by “We worked hard and I’m dis- Four Evergreen Center; May 2-4 at Romeoville the Women’s Basketball Coaches appointed the kids weren’t able athletes feted High School; and May 23-25 at Association. Stuut averaged 20.6 to enjoy more success,” Sevedge Four Evergreen Park High the Homewood Park District. The points and 12.9 rebounds per consaid. School student-athletes have been respective deadlines for entry are test and ranked among the top 15 nationally in seven different “I want to thank Coach Sevedge named as recipients of scholar- April 4, April 11 and May 2. for his 11 years of dedication to ships presented by the Mustang The cost for each tourney is statistical categories, which also the St. Laurence basketball pro- Athletic Boosters. $160, and every team is guaran- included total points (681), assists gram,” school athletic director Representing the Class of 2014 teed a minimum of three games. (145) and steals (83). Stuut, one of just 10 first-teamTim Chandler said in a statement. were Sarah Klawitter, Jacquet Mc- For more information, call 1-866“A decision like this is never easy, Clendon, Zoe Monks and Frank 352-9215 or visit www.northamer- ers selected, also tied or established several Cougars marks durespecially with a coach who is so Meisl. icanyouthsports.org. ing the season, including ones for most points in a game (40) and season, and most rebounds in a game (23) and season (427). She is a two-time Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, won the conference Player of the Week award seven times during the 2013-14 season and was twice recognized as the NAIA National Player of the Week. “With the season Morgan had, this award should come as no surprise,” SXU coach Bob Hallberg said. “She was our leader on the court and a large reason why we had such a successful season. “Between this award and the fact that she is one of three finalists for the WBCA’s NAIA Player of the Year award, Morgan has definitely proven herself one of the best in the country for our level of play, and I could not be more happy for her.” The NAIA Player of the Year award will be presented on Monday, April 7, at the Omni Nash(Submitted photo) Evergreen Park High School athletes (clockwise from upper left) Jacquet McClendon, Frank Meisl, ville Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom Zoe Monks and Sarah Klawitter were chosen to receive scholarships from the Mustang Athletic as part of the WBCA national convention. Finalists along with Boosters. Stuut are seniors Nicole Ballestero of Vanguard (Calif.) University and Deonica McCormick of the University of Mobile (Ala.). National awards will also be handed out to the top female players in all three NCAA divisions,

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On the edge... and right on target!

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junior college and high school. *** Karp matched Stuut by earning NAIA Division II All-America first-team honors on the men’s side. He previously was a twotime member of the All-America second team and received honorable mention after his freshman season. Designated as an honorable mention performer this year was senior guard Michael Simpson. He was one of 30 players to achieve that status nationwide. Karp concluded his Cougars career as the program’s all-time scoring leader and its No. 2 rebounder, and he was sixth in NAIA scoring average (25.3 ppg.), eighth in steals per game (2.4) and 13th in field-goal percentage (59.6) this past season. Karp, a seven-time conference Player of the Week as a senior, paced the CCAC in scoring, was second in steals and third in rebounding per contest (8.2). Simpson was 23rd nationally and third within the CCAC in assists per game (4.9). His 2.2 steals per game was also the third-best mark among conference players, while his 16.1 points per game put him eighth in CCAC scoring. WOMEN’S GOLF Behind freshman Taylor Thompson’s sixth-place showing, the Cougars garnered that same position in the team standings at their spring opener in Arizona. Thompson fired a two-day score of 157 (78-79) on SXU’s behalf at the Embry-Riddle Spring Invitational. That effort was good enough to net Thompson the first CCAC Player of the Week designation of the season. Freshman Katie Reno carded a 175 (89-86) at the Antelope Hills South Golf Course in Prescott and was the Cougars’ secondbest performer, while freshmen Courtney Dudgeon (182; 103-79) and Ashley Anderson (245; 130115) completed SXU’s scoring by finishing 27th and 34th, respectively, among individual golfers. The Cougars’ team score of 759 was well off the pace set by triumphant California State University-San Marcos (619). SXU is scheduled to take part in the University of St. Francis Invitational Friday and Saturday in Lockport. The event will be held at Prairie Bluff Golf Course. *** Hannah Cruz, a native of Orange County, Calif., will join the Cougars program in the fall after recently signing a national letter of intent with SXU. Cruz, who plans to pursue a degree in biology, was a standout golfer at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach. She was a four-time all-conference player and led her squad to a league championship each season. Cruz registered first-place finishes in both the Golf Pride Girls Championship and Southern California PGA Junior Tour’s Buenaventura Spring Classic. “I’m very excited to have Hannah join our women’s golf program,” Cougars coach Mike Mandakas said. “Hannah has had a very successful high school and junior golf career, and I expect that trend to continue into her college career.” MEN’S GOLF Junior Kyle Bahnick’s rounds of 72 and 76 in the Cougars’ spring season-opener not only helped SXU finish third among five teams, but they enabled Bahnick to receive CCAC Player of the Week honors. Bahnick’s two-day score placed him ninth overall in a field of 39 golfers. His round of 72 was the lowest shot by any SXU player in the Embry-Riddle Invitational, which was held in Prescott, Ariz.

The Cougars continue their spring season April 4 and 5 at the Ashford University Invitational, which will be played at the Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Iowa. FOOTBALL The Cougars fortified their secondary with two more recruits, one of which is a junior college transfer. Doug Ruggles was a two-year starter at Saddleback Junior College in Mission Viejo, Calif. He paced the Gauchos in 2013 with 90 tackles, 6 1/2 of which resulted in lost yardage and tied him for the team lead in that category. His 46 solo stops were only four shy of the school’s single-season standard. In addition, Ruggles led Saddleback in pass breakups (eight) and was second in interceptions (five). For his junior college career, Ruggles — who was a unanimous selection to the All-Southern California Football Association National Division Southern Conference first team as a sophomore — recorded 146 stops, 13 1/2 tackles for loss, 14 pass breakups and six interceptions. For good measure, he was also named to the 2013 SCFA AllScholar-Athlete team. “Ruggles was a two-year starter and the best defensive player at one of the top junior college programs in California last year,” SXU coach Mike Feminis said. “He’s a big-time player and will make an immediate impact for us in the secondary. “An assist has to go out to [Richards athletic director and SXU alumnus] Ken Styler, who brought Doug to our attention. It turns out his niece is from Mother McAuley and friends with Doug at Saddleback, and she told him about SXU. It’s a crazy, but true story, and we are just happy to have him in the program.” The Cougars’ other recruit is Christopher Thompson from V.O.I.S.E Academy in Chicago. A four-year starter in high school, Thompson was chosen as MVP among the defensive backs who took part in last summer’s FiveStar Central Showcase in Springfield, which was hosted by the National Underclassmen Combine. “Chris is physically ready to play college football,” Feminis said. “He is extremely strong for his size and we feel he is athletic enough to play anywhere in the secondary, and possibly even our Sam linebacker position in nickel situations. To get a young man of his ability this late in the recruiting process is huge and, luckily for us, he wanted to stay close to home.” MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Senior middle blocker J.T. O’Connell had a team-high six kills, but the Cougars were unable to parlay that performance into a victory last Thursday. Instead, host Cardinal Stritch University made off with a 25-14, 25-11, 2516 Great Lakes Division win in Milwaukee. SXU (5-14, 5-5) posted a negative team attack percentage as it registered more hitting errors (24) than kills (22). Also playing well individually in a losing cause were sophomore middle blocker Sam Kull (four kills), redshirt freshman outside hitter Matthew Mead (four kills, two service aces, three digs) and senior right-side hitter Jacob Siska (two kills, 13 assists). The Cougars completed their regular schedule this past Wednesday at NCAA Division III Lakeland (Wis.) College. The match was a makeup of one originally slated for Feb. 4, but postponed by a snowstorm. SOFTBALL While sitting through two (Continued on page 6)


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2014 Softball preview (Continued from page 1) RICHARDS 2013 Record: 20-10. Head coach: Julie Folliard. • Who’s gone: Breanna Kaminski, Stephanie Waller, Dana Cummings. • Who’s back: Andrea Stengle, OF, Sr.; Kaitlyn Fetchko, INF, Jr.; Emily Wetzel, 3B/SS/C, Jr.; Sara Tobin, P/OF, Sr.; Jordan Battels, OF, Sr.; Samantha Waller, 1B/3B/OF, Jr.; Brittany Stengle, OF, Sr.; Molly Pohrebny, C/3B/OF, Sr.; Lauryn McManus, INF, So.; Abby Gentile, 2B/3B/ OF, Jr.; Victoria Nemec, P/1B, Sr. • Who’s new: Sara Kiziak, SS/1B, So. • Outlook: The Lady Bulldogs have a knack for winning, even when talented players graduate. Last season’s squad certainly followed that script as it captured a third straight South Suburban Conference Red title with a glossy 17-2 record. Veteran coach Julie Folliard welcomes back several pivotal figures from her last club, meaning Richards will continue to aim high, perhaps toward state-level status. Leading the way will be University of Illinois-Chicago recruit Emily Wetzel, who batted .375 with No. 5 7 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 24 25 27 28

Name Pos. Yr. Andrea Stengle OF Sr. Kaitlyn Fetchko INF Jr. Savanah Julian OF/3B Jr. Sara Kiziak P/INF So. Hailey Czerwinski C/3B/OF So. Emily Wetzel INF/C Jr. Sara Tobin P/OF Sr. Jordan Battels OF Sr. Samantha Waller INF/OF Jr. Brittany Stengle OF Sr. Molly Pohrebny C/3B/OF Sr. Lauryn McManus INF So. Abby Gentile INF/OF Jr. Victoria Nemec P/1B Sr.

CHICAGO CHRISTIAN 2013 Record: 19-9. Head coach: Kevin Pittman. • Who’s gone: Ashley Quinlan, Theresa Kraiss, Megan Glynn. • Who’s back: Kaycee Pittman, INF/C, Sr.; Sam Kubik OF/C, Jr.; Davina Gutierrez, P, So.; Abbie Bulthuis, OF, Jr.; Trisha Belgrave, 2B, Sr. • Who’s new: Christa Janowiak, INF/OF, Fr.; Tori Skala, OF, Jr.; Stephanie Kuiper, INF/OF, Jr. • Outlook: Even though the graduates from last year’s team were named to the All-Suburban Christian Conference Blue squad, the Lady Knights should be able to deal effectively with those departures. Coach Kevin Pittman still has available to him several contributors to Chicago Christian’s 2013 success, which included an 11-4 ledger in league action. Three of the key figures are Pittman’s daughter, Kaycee, junior Abbie Bulthis and sophomore Davina No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 12 13 15 16 22 23

20 RBI, 11 doubles, five triples and a .668 slugging percentage in 2013. Sara Tobin (.416, 19 RBI) and Molly Pohrebny (.375, 20 RBI, 14 doubles) are other offensive stalwarts, while Victoria Nemec spearheads the pitching staff after going 9-2 with a 1.95 earned-run average over 79 innings as a junior. The Lady Bulldogs’ schedule is packed with big games, including matchups against Mother McAuley, Marist, Lemont, Oak Forest, Shepard and Marengo. • Coach’s comments: “We have a lot of seasoned veterans in our seniors and juniors. They are unselfish players and learned what it takes to win ballgames, [and] they are motivated to be a top-notch team in 2014. “This team is comprised of very athletic, versatile players; due to our athleticism, we’ll have different looks defensively while keeping our offensive lineup strong each game. The [Lady] Bulldogs work together, work hard and have fun. We’ll fight to be a top team in the SSC and playoffs again, which is a tall order with our talented conference and strong softball region.” — Folliard.

Name Abbie Bulthuis Trisha Belgrave Davina Gutierrez Tori Skala Emily Vilendrer Bethany Romain Kelsie Cavanaugh Sam Kubik Stephanie Kuiper Madison Riemersma Kaycee Pittman Bre Vollan Breanna Malak Christa Janowiak Lauren Marchbanks

MOTHER MCAULEY 2013 Record: 18-6. Head coach: Colleen Kilduff. • Who’s gone: Megan Bush, Taylor Moore, Emily Marousek. • Who’s back: Emily Rux, 3B/C, Jr.; Alex Brown, C, Sr.; Jessica Alberts, P, Sr. • Who’s new: Amy Balich, SS, So.; Holly Marousek, P, Fr. • Outlook: The Mighty Macs’ cornerstones in 2014 are the trio of Alex Brown, Jessica Alberts and Emily Rux. Brown, who has committed to the University of Dubuque, swung a potent bat last spring as she supplied Mother McAuley with a .415 average, .738 slugging percentage, five homers and 22 RBI. Rux was an able sidekick at the plate as her average also bettered the .400 mark by a few points. Alberts, who is considering either St. Mary’s College or Notre Dame as her academic destination in the fall, returns to anchor the Name Jessica Alberts Amy Balich Kara Bischoff Alex Brown Jennifer Crowley Morgan Fleming Brianna Gyrion Nicole Majewski Holly Marousek Elizabeth Nye Kelly O’Donnell Mady Rupert Emily Rux Dara Sanders Maryssa Vela

Gutierrez. The younger Pittman hit .341 with 18 RBI a year ago, while leadoff hitter Bulthuis batted .385 and stole 15-of-16 bases. As for Gutierrez, all she did as a varsity freshman was deliver a .398 average and 22 RBI on offense and also earn every one of the team’s pitching wins. Along with her 19-9 record, Gutierrez rang up 156 strikeouts while walking just 43 opposing batters and posted an earned-run average of 3.12. • Coach’s comments: “We will have very good pitching, [but] we have to make up for our three, four and five hitters that graduated. I feel that we will once again be in the thick of the SCC Blue race and hope to continue our string of winning a regional, and [then going] beyond. “I expect to see us really jell once the weather warms up and [be able to] hit the ball. We need to play solid defense, but we will compete day in and day out.” — Coach Pittman.

Pos. P SS — C — — — — P — — — 3B/C — —

Pos. OF 2B P/SS OF OF/INF OF OF C/OF OF/1B OF INF P/INF OF 1B/OF OF

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

pitching staff after going 13-1 with a 1.33 earned-run average as a junior. She augmented those stats with an eye-popping 5-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio (11421). Macs coach Colleen Kilduff is confident that, just as happened in 2013, this year’s club can overcome some significant graduation-induced personnel losses and carve out its own winning identity. • Coach’s comments: “The competition in the area is going to be tough this year, with lots of strong returning players as well as new young talent [populating team rosters]. The weather is definitely playing a factor [right now], even more so then last year. It will be interesting to see who is playing their best ball come May. “We are looking to make a much better run at the state title with a deeper pitching staff and strong offensive lineup.” — Kilduff.

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

QUEEN OF PEACE Head coach: Erin Sullivan. • Who’s gone: Casey Kodatt, Jazmin Ramirez, Natalie Doogan, Sam Linden, Kate Golen, Danielle Sanchez. • Who’s back: Lindsay Cudecki, P, So.; Caitlin Fitzgerald, INF, So.; Kayla Rybolt, OF, So.; Erin Jones, 3B, Jr.; Emily Janozik, C., Jr. • Who’s new: Abby Bennett, OF, Jr.; Dani Jimenez, OF, Jr. • Outlook: New boss Erin Sullivan, who also serves as Queen of Peace’s athletic director, brings a successful softballcoaching resume with her to the Pride program as she spent eight years at St. Mary’s College. At Peace, Sullivan takes over a team that reached a regional final last season and returns some talent, but is also very young. The Pride’s most experienced performers are still underclassmen, but Sullivan believes her focus on fundamentals first will create an environment that Name Pos. Jessica Banialis — Abbey Bennett OF Magdaline Bennett — Lindsay Cudecki P Jasmine Escobedo — Emily Famera — Caitlin Fitzgerald INF Ally Garr — Genae Grabowski — Elizabeth Graczyk — Emily Janozik C Daniella Jimenez OF Erin Jones 3B Margaret Keane — Kelly Meloy — Isabelle Ogden — Kayla Rybolt OF Morgan Sanchez —

breeds success. • Coach’s comments: “I think this team didn’t focus enough on the fundamentals in the past. You have talent and you go with what you have, but with this team, they have been just eating up the teachings of fundamentals — and that’s been awesome. They are excited and motivated to get better. “I know they see where they started and where they’re at right now, and I really think they have a lot of confidence in themselves. We have five seniors, but none of them were playing on varsity last year. The sophomores and juniors have, yet they’ve been respectful of [the seniors]. “I feel really good about the number of seniors, juniors and sophomores that we have and how they’re not focusing on their year in school, but what they can bring to the team. Our goal is to win in the postseason” — Sullivan. Yr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So.

OAK LAWN 2013 Record: 10-15. Head coach: Brian Frangella. • Who’s gone: Rachel Burba. • Who’s back: Reily McTeague, CF, Sr.; Morgan Jozsa, P/INF, Sr.; Elisabeth Childers, 1B, Sr.; Kaleigh Hayes, LF, Jr.; Jamie Alberts, OF/P, Sr. • Who’s new: Mia Loya P/IF, So.; Marisa Loya, P/INF, So.; Ashley Labuda, 3B, Jr.; Hayden Landingham, C, Jr. • Outlook: While four-year starting second baseman and team MVP Rachel Burba can never be replaced, Lady Spartans coach Brian Frangella is confident this year’s Oak Lawn team is trending upward. Elisabeth Childers compiled a .377 average a year ago, Reily McTeague batted .310 and drove in 21 runs, and Morgan Jozsa hit .276 with 17 RBI, so some important pieces are already in place. The Loya twins, Mia and Marisa, are newcomers who’ll fortify the pitching corps and also provide versatility in the infield. Ashley

Labuda and Hayden Landingham were strong performers for the sophomore team last spring who’ll also bolster the Lady Spartans’ varsity ranks in 2014. • Coach’s comments: “The dedication of the girls has really been good [and] we have really good team chemistry. The Loya twins can both hit, Labuda is very sound defensively and Landingham will do anything we ask her to do behind the plate. “Between Shepard, Richards, Reavis and Evergreen Park, we’re hoping to have some great battles and get the upper hand this year. The program misses Rachel, but we’ve really come around and have a lot of depth, with two or three girls at each position. The girls are willing to fit in where they have to. “Boy, does that really get me excited for the season because they’re really willing to do whatever it takes to win. And as coach, you can’t ask for more than that.” — Frangella.

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Name Hannah Papaleo Kaleigh Hayes Kayla Reichert Elisabeth Childers Morgan Josza Dana Greene Shelby Trybula Hayden Landingham Kacie Heeter Jamie Alberts Ashley Labuda Marisa Loya Reily McTeague Mia Loya

MARIST 2013 Record: 27-10. Head coach: Denise Fasano • Who’s gone: Katie Caulfield, Haley Richy, Kaitlin Kenny, Audra Hecker, Erica Nagel. • Who’s back: Brooke Wyderski, SS, Sr.; Madison Naujokas, 2B, So.; Brooke Wilson, CF, Jr.; Julianne Trellicoso, LF, Sr.; Izabella Wilkinson, C, Sr. • Who’s new: Lizzie Annerino, P, So.; Zariya Gonzalez, P, Jr.; Alexis Rogers, 3B, Fr. • Outlook: Among the many talented Lady RedHawks back from last season’s squad that played for a sectional championship, the Loyola Universitybound Brooke Wyderski is definitely the ringleader. She batted an impressive .587 in 2013 and boasted a slugging percentage of 1.025 while racking up 71 hits in 121 at-bats over 36 games. Other notable statistics included 12 homers, 64 RBI, 50 runs, 22 steals,11 doubles, three triples and just three strikeouts. As if that wasn’t enough, Wyderski recorded 75 putouts and 64 assists in the field. Also expected to be a difference-maker is sophomore Madison Naujokas, who batted .394 as a varsity freshman with 39 hits, 25 runs, 14 Name Lizzie Annerino Hayley Fletcher Hayley Franks Zariya Gonzalez Jillian Kenny Amanda McIlhany Madison Naujokas Alexis Rogers Julianne Trellicoso Vanessa Villasenor Izabella Wilkinson Brooke Wilson Brooke Wyderski

Pos. OF LF SS 1B INF/P OF 1B C INF OF/P 3B P/INF CF P/INF

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

RBI, 11 steals in 12 attempts and a slugging percentage of .545. In the field, she handled her position at a .987 clip as she registered 76 putouts and 73 assists while committing only two errors. Coach Denise Fasano, who will be stepping down from her post at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign, also has a hardworking supporting cast at her disposal, meaning Marist should be equipped to handle almost anything that comes along. • Coach’s comments: “I see a group of very talented girls who have a great drive in regard to competing on the field. It’s refreshing to see — this group of girls energizes me. I see a lot of potential in regard to our offense and defense, as well as our pitchers. “All that is very reassuring because of the work that the girls put in during the offseason and the week-and-a-half that we had to prepare inside for outdoor games. It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to the Illinois season getting underway soon. I just hope that communication continues to be there over the next couple of months, and a belief and desire to be the best that they can be continues.” — Fasano. Pos. P — — P — — 2B 3B LF — C CF SS

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

SHEPARD 2013 Record: 23-9. Head coach: Kelsey Clifford. • Who’s gone: Franchesca Graffeo, Grace Michalik, Dominique Tanchez, Sam Newhall. • Who’s back: Melissa Kelly, P, Sr.; Stephanie Brand, P, Sr.; Skylor Hilger, OF/2B, So.; Bryanna Cross, C, Jr. • Who’s new: Heather O’Kelly, SS, So.; Jalyn Stepney, INF, So. • Outlook: With her team coming off a school-record 23win season, Lady Astros coach Kelsey Clifford expects Shepard to maintain the reputation it has created for itself over the last few years: that of a club not to be taken lightly by any foe. The Lady Astros lost some savvy veterans to graduation, but pitchers Stephanie Brand

and Melissa Kelly are definitely a couple of welcomed returnees. Sophomore Skylor Hilger, meanwhile, is coming off a statequalifying gymnastics season, so she’ll bring a winning spirit to the mix. Shepard was slated to open up against Lincoln-Way East, a game Clifford thought could be a tone setter for her girls as they prepare to face top competition throughout the regular season. • Coach’s comments: “This season, we are expecting our girls to head out to the field headstrong and competitive. We bring experience to the mound with two starting senior pitchers. We plan on using the perfect mixture of veterans and rookies on the field — stay tuned for some new girls to be key components.” — Clifford.

STAGG 2013 Record: 9-14. Head coach: Missy Mason. • Who’s gone: Joey Crockett, Lizzy Rapacz, Kelly Sistos, Emily Frain, Heather Blaha. • Who’s back: Kyla Frain, SS/3B, Jr.; Meaghan Hynes, OF, Sr.; Stephanie Lorenz, P, Sr.; Briana Minet, 2B/SS, Sr.; Sam Owens, 1B/C, Jr.; Emily Abbene, OF, Sr.; Lexi Minet, OF/P, Jr.; Mia Moustakas, P/3B, So. • Who’s new: Abbey Regan, C, So.; Amanda Collins, 3B/OF/ C, Jr.; Brianna Serritella, INF, Fr.; Stacey Lorenz, OF, Fr.; Noor Elmosa, INF, So.; Anna LaFaire, UTL, Jr.; Chrissy Magnuson, OF, So. • Outlook: After a tough 2013 season, the Lady Chargers look forward to being much more competitive. Stagg’s roster is relatively young, but returning All-SouthWest Suburban Conference selection Bri-

ana Minet and fellow senior Stephanie Lorenz provide a couple of solid building blocks. Coach Missy Mason also likes what sophomore catcher Abbey Regan will bring to the table this spring. Like other athletic programs at the school, the Lady Chargers make the move into the SWSC Blue, where the going promises to be tougher on a day-in, dayout basis. However, that doesn’t dampen Mason’s enthusiasm or lower her expectations. • Coach’s comments: “Look for the [Lady] Chargers to be much more competitive in 2014. With Lorenz back in the circle and Regan calling the game, we are excited to start playing. “This weather may be a downer to many, but we hope taking the time now with our young team to work on the fundamentals will pay off in the long run. It’s a great time to be a [Lady] Charger.” — Mason.

Name Emil Abbene Amanda Collins Noor Elmosa Kyla Frain SS/3B Meaghan Hynes Anna LaFaire Stacey Lorenz Stephanie Lorenz Christina Magnuson Briana Minet Mia Moustakas Samantha Owens Abigail Regan Brianna Serritella

Pos. OF 3B/OF/C INF OF UTL OF P OF/P 2B/SS P/3B 1B/C C INF

Late arrival

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

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   Brother Rice’s Luke Healy stretches out, but arrives too late to prevent a Fenwick player from getting off a pass during this past Monday’s water polo match in Chicago.

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Taking aim    Brother Rice’s Kevin Mulcrone sets up to fire a pass to an open teammate this past Monday in a match versus Fenwick.

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2014 Baseball Preview (Continued from page 1) STAGG 2013 Record: 18-20. Head coach: Matt O’Neill. Assistant coaches: Mike Darrah, Tom Syska, Brendan Loughrey. • Who’s gone: Mike Farnan, OF; Mike Rankin, INF; Sean Dwyer, INF/P; Steve Kubiak, INF/P; Ricky Rogers, P; Brandon Campbell, OF; Jeff Goral, P/INF. • Who’s back: Peter Angelos, INF, Sr.; Max Strus, INF/OF/P; Brett Stratinsky, INF/P, Jr.; Nick Nowak, C, Sr.; Drew Bolero, INF, Sr.; Jack Duffner, OF, Sr. • Who’s new: Nick Gerzon, INF, Jr.; Max Downs, OF, So.; Mike Bibbiano, INF, Jr.; Ethan Glaza, INF, Jr.; Austin Greer, INF/P, Jr.; Mitchell Spencer, OF/C, Jr.; Joe Zaremba, INF, Jr.; Calogelo Martinez, OF, Jr.; Gus Martinez, INF, Jr. • Outlook: During their baseball-playing history, the Chargers have periodically trotted out some individual jewels -- pitcher T.J. McFarland and first baseman Justin Ringo are a couple of more recent vintage -- and also enjoyed the occasional breakthrough season as a team. But seeing everything fall neatly into place only once in a while can obviously become maddening, particularly since District 230 sister schools Sandburg and Andrew have garnered far more notoriety in the sport over the same time span. That being said, Stagg generally fields a competitive team, one populated by blue-collar types who don’t back down from a challenge, regardless of how daunting it may appear. That tenacity has been a Chargers hallmark, and it’ll be an important ingredient in 2014 as Stagg moves into the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue. While the SWSC Red has its stalwarts — Lincoln-Way North was one of Chicagoland’s top clubs last spring -- it also houses a few softer touches. None of that exists in the Blue Division, where even the bottom-feeders tend to be above average in a skills sense. Where do the Chargers fall on that scale? Well, if Max Strus puts together a baseball season at all similar to the one he just completed in basketball, Stagg can boast of having a huge asset in its midst. The area Player of the Year on the court, Strus is the Chargers’ anchor on the mound, and veteran coach Matt No. 1 3 5 7 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 29 30 32 45

O’Neill thinks his senior hurler can be a genuine staff ace. Juniors Brett Stratinsky and Austin Greer are two others who should log significant innings on the hill, but a couple of holes need to be filled in around them. Stagg will also miss all-area performer Mike Farnan from its everyday lineup. Farnan undeniably swung the Chargers’ biggest stick in 2013, and without him in the order, Stagg will likely have to become adept at manufacturing runs. Luckily for the Chargers, fewer questions seem to exist in the field, where O’Neill considers an experienced infield featuring Strus, Stratinsky, Peter Angelos and Drew Bolero as key members a defensive strength. The outfield regulars, on the other hand, probably weren’t going to be settled on until preseason practices had pretty much run their course. What may very well make or break Stagg’s 2014 campaign are its younger players. When asked about newcomers, O’Neill listed eight others in addition to the aforementioned Greer, meaning he expects at least a few of those to evolve into steady contributors. If that indeed happens, the Chargers will operate from a greater position of strength. Another plus is perhaps a bit less obvious — some of O’Neill’s athletes have already gone through the Red-to-Blue divisional adjustment in other sports, and with acceptable results. The hoops team, for example went 9-5 in the SWSC Blue and finished third, while the football squad came within one win of qualifying for the state playoffs, so there is legitimate reason for some spring optimism as well. • Coach’s comments: “As has been the case for the past couple of years, we truly will have to win games with pitching and defense. I believe that our returners on the infield provide us with a solid defensive base. The competition for jobs in the outfield -- there is a group of seniors, juniors and sophomores that will look to compete -- will be fun to watch. “We lost most of our run production to graduation, but [we] have a solid group of athletes this year. Our emphasis will be finding ways to win close ballgames.” — O’Neill.

Name Jacob Wimmer Jimmy Farnan Nick Nowak Peter Angelos Joe Zaremba Mitchell Spencer Max Downs Austin Greer CJ Casey Drew Bolero Michael Bibbiano Nick Gerzon Gus Martinez Calogelo Martinez Max Strus Jack Duffner Ethan Glaza Brett Stratinsky Tim Gambill Brendan Kivlehan Chris Yaros Anthony Politano

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Pos. INF/OF OF C/INF INF/C/P INF OF/C OF INF/P OF/P INF INF INF/C/P INF OF P/INF/OF OF INF/P P/INF OF/P P INF/P P

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McCarthy doubted all of them would get played. MARIST Seven games spread out over five days kept the RedHawks busy in Arizona, and they prospered more (Continued from page 2) often than not. Four victories were gle) and Biondic (fielder’s choice) collected during the week and two each drove in a run as well. of the defeats were administered That was more than enough by only a single run. support for pitcher Brian Mus“It was a very successful 4ielak, who handcuffed the Red- 3 trip, in my opinion,” Marist skins throughout the game. Mus- coach Tom Fabrizio said. “The ielak, who won seven games a year temperature was in the low 80s ago, whiffed six, walked no one every single day, not a drop of and yielded just two hits. rain, and those were awesome “He changes speeds really well facilities.” and keeps people off-balance, and he Seeing as how, like everyone really battled,” McCarthy said of his else in the Chicagoland area, the hurler. “He attacks hitters. He was RedHawks had spent almost no very sharp and very efficient. time outdoors prior to their open“I was very, very pleased with er, Fabrizio’s goals were rather the [overall] efficiency we were modest at the outset. showing. The [weather] conditions “We’re kind of a scrappy group, made it tough to pick up the base- not super loaded with talent, so ball, so I was very proud of their we wanted just to compete and effort and their attitudes. It was not back down from anybody,” really, really good to see.” he said. McCarthy’s opinion didn’t It was mission accomplished, change in the aftermath of Game save for the opening contest with 2, even though Carmel prevented Deer Creek (Okla.) High School the Crusaders from starting 3-0 on the same day Marist arrived by handing out a 4-3 defeat on in town after a long journey. The Saturday. Two of Rice’s runs came RedHawks were blanked 12-0, without a hit, as it scored once did not get a hit and committed on a double-play grounder and five errors on defense. Highlights another time on a balk. were limited to Blake Bieniek and “Carmel Catholic’s one of the Tommy Finwall both drawing a best teams in the Chicago area,” pair of walks. McCarthy said. “Leaving the week “It was as bad as an opening 2-1, we feel pretty good.” game could be,” Fabrizio said. The Crusaders were slated for “The energy level was not where four games this week, although it needed to be. We told our guys,

RICHARDS 2013 Record: 18-19. Head coach: Brian Wujcik. Assistant coaches: Jeff Kortz, Kevin Quinn. • Who’s gone: Jim Wujcik, SS; Eric Hall, OF; Harley Miller, P; Justin Naval, P; Tyler Fortier, P; Jake Kendryna, P; Anthony Smith, 1B. • Who’s back: Charlie Zeschke, C, Sr. (.424); Shawn Chiaramonte, 3B/C, Sr. (.435 in summer); A.J. Sanchez, SS/P, Sr. (.386 in summer); Shane Mills, INF/P, Sr. (.295); Ryan Thompson, P, Sr. (4-3, 2.90 ERA); Alex Villafuerte, P, Sr.; Eric Mallo, OF/P, Sr. (.413 in summer); Nate Natividad, INF, Sr.; Danny Estrella, OF, Sr. (.391); Eric Ruge, P, Sr.; Andrew Schramm, P, Sr.; Kyle Garrett, OF, Sr.; Mike Marchione, OF, Sr. • Who’s new: Noel Castro, 1B/C/P, Jr. (.345 in summer); Brett Thomas, P/OF, Jr. (3-0, 0.48 ERA in summer); Nick Mejia, INF/P, So. (.294 in summer); Angelo Smith, OF/P, Fr. • Outlook: Despite ending with a record slightly under .500, the Bulldogs played for a regional championship last spring and contended for the South Suburban Conference Red crown the entire regular season before falling one game short of cross-town neighbor Oak Lawn in the final week. And while the 2014 roster isn’t teeming with superstars, it does contain a group of seniors who not only performed well for stretches of last year, but won 30 games at the sophomore level in 2012. Thus, Richards’ leaders know what is required to create success. The Bulldogs will miss the long-ball capabilities of the departed Eric Hall (University of Dubuque) and steadiness of Jim Wujcik (University of Indianapolis), but easing some of that pain is the return of all-area catcher Charlie Zeschke, who batted a team-best .424 as a junior. While none of Richards’ other current players could match Zeschke’s exploits in the spring, several of them flowered during the summer season -- a total of seven Bulldogs carried averages above .400, so getting men on base and scoring runs shouldn’t be a problem in 2014. Besides Zeschke, coach Brian Wujcik is figuring on guys like Shawn Chiaramonte, Shane Mills, Eric Mallo, Danny Estrella, Nate Natividad, Mike Marchione and AJ Sanchez to be persons of influence at the plate. Estrella amassed a .391 average in the spring, but is coming off an ACL tear suffered near the end of the summer schedule. Natividad, meanwhile, adds to his importance with versatility No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 21 23 24 25 26 29 31 35 37 42

Name Adrian Garcia Nick DeMarco TJ Spyrnal Kyle Garrett Alex Villafuerte Chris Zeschke Ryan Thompson Eric Mallo AJ Sanchez Andrew Schramm Eric Ruge Danny Estrella Charlie Zeschke Andrew Zemke Noel Castro Shane Mills Shawn Chiaramonte Brett Thomas Jason Avery Tim Gladney Angelo Smith Nick Mejia Mike Marchione Nate Natividad

‘That Game 1 was your mulligan — now, I expect you to play well the rest of the way.’ And we pretty much did, which was good to see.” Marist’s revival began on Tuesday, when it upended Bixby (Okla.) High School 9-5 behind the batting of Pat Meehan (two hits, one RBI), Eric Hanson (two hits) and Kyle Barrett (one hit, two RBI). A four-run second inning keyed the RedHawks’ attack. Robert Hovey pitched the first three stanzas to earn the triumph. Bixby notched just one earned run off the senior. Marist may have actually played even better on Wednesday, although there was little to show for the effort as eventual tourney champion Liberty (Ariz.) High School squeezed out a 4-3 win. Liberty tallied the tying and deciding runs in its half of the sixth on a RedHawks error and pop foul. Ryan Kairis threw well for Marist in a losing cause as he went the distance and allowed just five hits. Only two of Liberty’s runs off him were earned. “It was a tough way to lose, [but] anytime we have him on the mound, we have a chance to win,” Fabrizio said of Kairis. “He’s a real crafty lefty and teams don’t hit him [much]. Their coach told me, ‘Your guy had us baffled.’ “He throws three pitches for strikes and, all around, he’s one of our top players.” Meehan had two hits and two

-- Wujcik stated that he can play his utility man in any of five positions without worry. Besides his stick work, which resulted in a .386 average last summer, Sanchez is also pegged as the staff ace. Further pitching help should come from veterans Alex Villafuerte and Ryan Thompson. Villafuerte, who throws a knuckleball, shut out Andrew in a regional-semifinal matchup and may give opposing batters fits, while southpaw Thompson put on 15 pounds and should be a durable hurler. He split time between the varsity and JV squads as a junior and registered a 4-3 ledger and 2.90 ERA overall. Eric Ruge and Andrew Schramm are other pitchers who could turn into dependable contributors. With a seasoned core around which to build his latest club, Wujcik isn’t anticipating wholesale breakthroughs by younger athletes. However, a few individuals to watch are juniors Noel Castro and Brett Thomas, sophomore Nick Mejia and Angelo Smith, only the second freshman to start the season with the varsity in Wujcik’s 22 years as head coach. Castro, the leading hitter on last year’s sophomore team, batted .345 in the summer and Thomas went 3-0 on the mound with a minuscule 0.48 ERA. Now the dean of area baseball bosses, Wujcik should surpass the 440 plateau in career victories this spring and perhaps get close to No. 450. • Coach’s comments: “The biggest key of our season rests with our pitching staff. We do not have an ace; however, we have a group of pitchers who are capable of moving the ball around the strike zone and changing speeds enough to keep hitters off-balance. This will put pressure on our defense to play well because we probably won’t have any pitchers leading the area in strikeouts, but [our athletes] have the confidence and chemistry to overcome any physical shortcomings the team may have. “We’ll hit with any team in the area and I think our defense will be solid enough to turn opponents’ ground balls into outs. Our biggest opponent this year may be the weather -- I’ve been around long enough to know that things can change rather quickly in the spring, but the prospects of playing [many] games in March don’t look very good right now. Once we get on a field, we have a solid mix of pitching, hitting and defense that should give us an opportunity to win every ballgame we play, which should make for a fun season.” — Wujcik. Pos. P OF/P P/OF OF P SS/2B/P P OF/P P/INF P/1B P OF/P C P/3B 1B/P/C INF/P C/INF P/OF 2B OF P/OF 1B/3B/P OF P/OF

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

RBI to lead the RedHawks’ offense. Bieniek chipped in a hit, walk and two runs. *** In the first of two Thursday encounters, Marist knocked off Deer Valley (Ariz.) 11-8, thanks largely to a five-run explosion in the third inning and another three-run rally in the fifth. Interestingly, the RedHawks prospered despite smacking a mere four hits. “It was kind of a weird game,” said Fabrizio, whose squad benefited from eight Deer Valley errors. “We had a lot of kids playing and we were kind of playing it as a JV game.” Brett Callaghan and Tyler Haizel both had one hit and two RBI on Marist’s behalf. Sophomore John Carmody pocketed the pitching victory, while Meehan notched a save by throwing the final 2 1/3 innings. Game 2 was another heartbreaker, as the RedHawks fell 2-1 to Broken Arrow (Okla.), which snapped a 1-all tie with a run in the sixth. Marist outhit Broken Arrow 5-4 as Barrett was masterful on the mound. “Even we weren’t thinking that,” Fabrizio said, referring to Barrett’s impressive performance. “We didn’t know what he would do. “This was a very good team, but he really handled them. He was throwing the breaking ball for strikes, and that was the biggest reason we stayed in it.”

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seven games as a pitcher last BROTHER RICE spring, and sophomore Andrew 2013 Record: 21-15. Dyke, who was elevated to the Head coach: John McCarthy. varsity midway through his Assistant coaches: Kevin Sefcik, freshman year. A full season of Sean McBride, Dan Hennigan, varsity football has no doubt Dusty Bensko. • Who’s gone: Wendall Fer- toughened Dyke and perhaps guson, OF/P; Luke Leibforth, prepared him for a significant INF/P; Redic Richardson, OF; baseball breakthrough. UnderPatrick Kirwan, 1B/P; Mike rated shortstop Kevin Sullivan, who has committed to Middle Gianakos, P/OF.    • Who’s back: Kevin Bion- Tennessee University, will prodic, 3B/P, Sr. (.413, 59 hits, 36 vide Rice with solid defense, a RBI, 22 runs, 14 doubles; 2.20 sharp batting eye and speed on ERA); Brian Musielak, OF/P, Sr. the bases — in 2013, he drew 30 (.376, 36 hits, 18 RBI; 7-2, 3.29 walks and stole 14 bags, which ERA); Andrew Dyke, OF/C, So. led to him scoring 35 runs. A (.313, 25 hits, 17 RBI, 15 runs); youngster to keep an eye on Kevin Sullivan, SS, Sr. (.268, 35 is sophomore second baseman runs, 30 walks, 14 steals, .462 Michael Massey. Ian McGinnis’ pitching ledOBP); Ian McGinnis, P, Sr. (2.71 ERA, 6 complete games); Mi- ger wasn’t anything special, but chael Enriquez, P, Sr. (3-2, 2.54 his sub-3.00 earned-run average gave a pretty good indication of ERA, 30 Ks in 30 1/3 IP). • Who’s new: Alex Alarcon, P, his abilities. The durable southpaw, who tossed a half-dozen Jr.; Michael Massey, 2B, So. • Outlook: While the Crusad- complete games, will join Musers weren’t quite at the same ielak in supplying the Crusaders level as the Chicago Catholic with a pair of reliable starting League Blue’s powerhouses last arms. Also in the picture will spring, they definitely narrowed be senior Michael Enriquez and the gap between them. And if junior Alex Alarcon, the football the progress continues as John team quarterback who had a few McCarthy hopes, Rice should shining moments as a hurler soon regain its position among last summer.    McCarthy has great faith in the elite. Mind you, the Crusaders have his guys and what they bring to never fallen off the baseball map the table, but that doesn’t stop or become an afterthought — a him from continually preaching win over Rice still ranks as a about the “Brother Rice way” of notable achievement for most doing things. In short, that reopponents. But when McCarthy fers to leaving nothing to chance arrived on the scene before the in a preparation sense and be2012 campaign, he became the ing sticklers for details. If the Crusaders’ third head coach in Crusaders are able to maintain a as many seasons — and fourth fundamental soundness to their during that span if summer everyday routine, they could eassquads are included -- so there ily find themselves in the thick was obviously a need to restore of the CCL Blue race. • Coach’s comments: “Gosome stability to the traditionladen program. McCarthy, a St. ing into this season, there is a Rita grad who understands what lot of optimism based on the is required to prosper within the amount of returners, along Catholic League, seemingly has with the talent level of the club. Our [players] need to acre-established that. So now it’s time to take an- cept their roles for the greater other forward step, and Rice has good of the team and contribsome pieces in place that should ute where possible, and commit not only make that possible, but to the Brother Rice standard, probable. Start with two-time All- which is a result of teamwork Catholic League infielder Kevin and commitment. “The key to our success will Biondic, who conjures up images of Crusaders playmakers of the be throwing strikes and picking recent past such as Mike McQuil- up the baseball. My goals are lan and Kevin Koziol. A hockey for this team to play hard every goaltender for Rice during the single day and reach [its] full powinter months, Biondic returns tential, which will be the direct to the diamond after being the result of knowing the effort that Crusaders’ leading hitter and it takes to become the best of which our team is capable. Our closer on the hill as a junior. Complementing Biondic on senior class is weathered and offense will be the tandem of know what it takes to succeed, Brian Musielak, a Concordia and [they want to] continue the (Ill.) University recruit who great legacy of Brother Rice batted over .370 and also won baseball.” — McCarthy. No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Jacob Petraitis C Jr. 2 Danny Paluch OF/2B Jr. 3 Jeff Raske OF Sr. 4 Alex Alarcon P Jr. 5 Adrian Gonzalez 3B Jr. 6 Ryan Kutt P/INF Fr. 7 Mike Massey 2B So. 8 Jimmy Ariel C Sr. 10 Kevin Sullivan SS Sr. 11 Danny Beese OF Sr. 12 Max Hughes 3B Jr. 13 Andrew Dyke OF/C So. 14 Michael Schalasky 1B/C/P Jr. 15 Colin Shea 2B Jr. 21 Mike Enriquez P Sr. 22 Kyle Hilliard C Sr. 24 Brian Musielak OF/P Sr. 25 Erich Lieser C/OF/P Sr. 26 Luke O’Sullivan P Sr. 27 Joe Crowley 1B/OF Sr. 28 Bill Sullivan P Jr. 32 Jake Barry 1B/P Sr. 38 Jordan Taylor OF/P Sr. 40 Kevin Biondic 3B/P Sr. 45 Barry Biondic P Jr. 46 Pat Smith P Jr. 51 Ian McGinnis P Sr. 56 Tom Przekwas P Jr. 96 Brian O’Connell P Jr. (Continued on page 6) Kairis and Bieniek evenly split four of the RedHawks’ five hits between them. Kairis knocked in Bieniek with Marist’s lone marker in the third frame. *** The RedHawks scored in four of the first six innings and used that noisemaking as the foundation for a 7-6 triumph over Boulder Creek (Ariz.) on Friday. Kairis (two hits), Mike Trbovic (RBI double) and Finwall (one hit, one RBI) were the offensive leaders for Marist, while Bieniek and Meehan shared the mound chores. The latter was credited with the victory after tossing the final four stanzas and not giving up an earned run. Playing for the sixth time in four days, the RedHawks may have surprised some people by not exhibiting any signs of fatigue. Fabrizio, however, didn’t include himself in that group. “Our guys are in pretty good condition, so I wasn’t sensing anything like that,” he said. “The pace, to me, was normal. If anything, we were still getting our feet wet.” Marist concluded its trip later on Friday with an 8-6 conquest of Sierra Linda (Ariz.), which had already played about two-dozen games this season. The RedHawks scored six times between the third and fourth innings, with input from Dylan Woodworth (two hits, one run), Callaghan (one hit, two RBI) and Haizel (one hit, one RBI, one run) laying the

groundwork. Matt McKenzie, who took the loss against Deer Creek on Monday, squared his ledger at 1-1. He was the last of four pitchers used by Fabrizio in Friday’s second contest. One notable achievement for Marist was its ongoing ability to be successful on the bags. The RedHawks stole 15 bases in Arizona while getting caught just once, which Fabrizio views as a big plus for his club. “I don’t think we’ll ever be a team getting double-digit hits in a game, so there’s not a lot of room for error,” he said. “This is the first time we’ve ever been like that on the bases because we have kids who can do it now.”

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SANDBURG 2013 Record: 23-10. Head coach: Jim Morsovillo. Assistant coaches: George Fear, Chuck Peters. • Who’s gone: Austin Cangelosi, INF; David Cronin, INF; Alec Nelson, INF/P; Matt Shimonis, C/OF. • Who’s back: Bryan Pall, P, Sr. (5-2, 58 Ks, 1.40 ERA); Sean Leland, P, Sr. (5-0, 41 Ks, 1.60 ERA); Matthias Dietz, P, Sr. (27 Ks, 3.30 ERA); Dan Santiago, OF, Sr. (.306, 20 RBI, 20 runs, 15 steals, 5 doubles); Alex Martinez, INF/P, Jr. (.300, 21 runs, 20 RBI, 6 steals); Julian Gutierrez, OF, Sr.; Chris Stearns, OF, Sr.; Ben Gresla, P, Sr. • Who’s new: Jim Roche, INF, Jr.; Jim Landgraf, OF, Jr.; Peter Paxinos, INF, Jr.; Ben Kociper, INF, Jr. • Outlook: As hard as it may be to believe, the Eagles have practically flown under the radar the past two seasons. Such a thing seems almost impossible to fathom when talking about a team that played over .700 ball during that span, but the lack of notoriety attached to the feat offers strong evidence as to how lofty Sandburg’s reputation is on the diamond and the sometimes-unfair demands placed on the Eagles each year by those outside the program. The only thing missing from their recent body of work is a string of postseason successes, which is undoubtedly a large factor in them getting overlooked. However, that shouldn’t negate the work Jim Morsovillo and his staff have done since they came aboard. Even in a highly competitive SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue, Sandburg has held its own, and Morsovillo has also continued the tradition of predecessor Doug Sutor by taking on all comers during the nonconference portion of the schedule — thus, netting 23 wins in both 2012 and 2013 is rather impressive. The loss of two NCAA Division I recruits, Austin Cangelosi (Indiana University) and David Cronin (University of IllinoisChicago), will be felt this spring, but the talent pipeline continues

to flow pretty smoothly into Orland Park. And, just like in the old days, pitching appears to the Eagles’ biggest area of strength. Bryan Pall, on the varsity roster since his sophomore year, and football quarterback Sean Leland went a combined 10-2 a season ago and each sported an earned-run average well under 2.00. Both are capable of ringing up plenty of strikeouts, too. Their return alone would be enough to please Morsovillo, but the staff goes deeper. Senior Matthias Dietz should be ready to assume a heftier role after coming out of the bullpen and making spot starts in 2013, and Ben Gresla and Jeremy Kueltzo are other veteran hurlers. Add in junior Alec Martinez, Sandburg’s point guard in basketball, and the Eagles boast a mound corps few clubs should be able to rival. Martinez will also be counted on as a hitter, as will outfielder Dan Santiago, the projected catalyst at the top of the batting order. Solid summer sessions prepared senior outfielders Julian Gutierrez and Chris Stearns to become more pivotal figures this time around, and Morsovillo anticipates some good things from youngsters such as Jim Roche, Jim Landgraf, Peter Paxinos and Ben Kociper as well. Will all of that be enough to get the Eagles rolling late in the year and enable them to carry momentum into the playoffs? That remains to be seen, of course, but discounting Sandburg as a likely contender for conference and some sort of postseason honors is a move made at one’s own risk. • Coach’s comments: “With the pitching staff we have — Pall and Leland are Division I pitchers, and Dietz, Gresla and Kueltzo are very competitive as well — we should have the opportunity to compete late into ballgames. Making the routine play and competing at the plate will be the key [to victory].    “We feel we will have a very competitive season through our conference schedule, in the hopes of making a significant run in the playoffs.” — Morsovillo.

CHICAGO CHRISTIAN 2013 Record: 30-7. Head coach: Eric Brauer. Assistant coaches: Alex Bolyanatz, Colin Reynolds, Jack Bobillo. • Who’s gone: Corey Bulthuis, P; Brodie Meyer, INF; Dylan Marinec, INF; Ryan Bielecki, INF. • Who’s back: Sean O’Meara, CF, Sr. (.388, 54 runs, 45 hits); Josh Novak, P, Sr. (8-2, 0.88 ERA); Christian Bolhuis, P, Jr. (10-3, 2.30 ERA, 70 Ks in 61 IP); Max Kerfin, C, Sr. (.274, 11 doubles); Jack De Vries, 1B, Jr. (.264); Mike Santarelli, 2B, Sr. • Who’s new: Ron Clark, OF, Jr.; Trevor Wolterink, P, So.; Jim Vos, P, Jr.; Dan Vos, P, Fr.; Zach Frieling, SS, Fr.; Patrick McCarthy, UTL, Jr. • Outlook: The Knights’ typically small rosters haven’t prevented them from doing big things during Eric Brauer’s five years as coach. Prior to his arrival in Palos Heights, Chicago Christian had posted only four 20-win seasons in the baseball program’s history; that number now stands at nine, as Brauer’s first five clubs averaged 23 victories per campaign. Included among that collection is the record-tying 30 amassed last spring, when the Knights bagged just their second conference championship in the past 40 years. For good measure, they’ve also won four regional titles since 2009. As it embarks on its final season in the soon-to-be-disbanded Suburban Christian Conference, Chicago Christian has its sights set on more notable accomplishments. While replacements must be found for four athletes who are playing college ball this spring, don’t think for a moment the Knights will be operating from a shorthanded position. When counted among the returnees are two pitchers who combined to log 18 wins in 2013, the 2014 roster is far from barren. Josh Novak likely exceeded all expectations a year ago when he went 8-2 with a sparkling 0.88 earned-run average over 56 innings, and he could be even better as a senior. Brauer praised his mound ace for the offseason work he put in, which resulted in, among other things,

a weight loss that should further enhance Novak’s endurance. Junior Christian Bolhuis, who has already triumphed 15 times on the varsity level and is on a pace to become Chicago Christian’s career leader in victories before he graduates, is once again Novak’s sidekick on the hill. With pitching not a worry, attention turns to offense and defense, neither of which should be a problem area, either. Spearheading the former is center fielder Sean O’Meara, who paced the Knights with 45 hits, scored 54 runs and boasted a batting average that fell just 12 points shy of .400. Catcher Max Kerfin, first baseman Jack De Vries and second baseman Mike Santarelli should provide O’Meara with plenty of support in the order, and all four guys are also reliable glove men. To create depth, Christian must rely on at least a few newcomers to make an impact. A couple of freshmen and sophomore Trevor Wolterink are part of the mix, although Wolterink isn’t a novice to varsity sports, thanks to his contributions on the basketball team’s behalf this winter. Pitcher Jim Vos, outfielder Ron Clark and utility man Patrick McCarthy are juniors who could become influential figures. A nine-day trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will highlight the 2014 schedule, and Brauer is excited about the journey for more than baseball-related reasons. In addition to playing “some great competition down there,” Knights players will perform community-service projects and visit college campuses while away from home, and Brauer believes that the “team bonding on those [kind of] trips is always fun.” • Coach’s comments: “We are optimistic about the season. The key will be hitting depth and left-side-of-the-infield play. “I think we again stack up well in our conference — we should be competitive for a conference championship. We have competed well in our five years in the Suburban Christian Conference and hope to finish the last year of the conference on a high note.” — Brauer.

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Name Mike Santarelli Sean O’Meara Chris Lyle Patrick McCarthy Zach Frieling Tyler Edgar Max Kerfin Christian Bolhuis Brian Finger Josh Novak Jack De Vries Drew Van Buren Trevor Wolterink Adam Schoenle Ron Clark Jim Vos Dan Vos

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ST. LAURENCE 2013 Record: 27-10. Head coach: Pete Lotus. Assistant coaches: Adam Lotus, Matt McHugh. • Who’s gone: Zach Lewis, P; Kyle Estand, P/INF; Ryan Rybakowski, OF. • Who’s back: Mike Kornacker, P/INF, Sr. (7-1, 0.97 ERA, 51Ks in 50 IP; .420, 37 RBI, 5 HRs, 18 steals); Brad Wood, P/INF, Sr. (7-1, 1.77 ERA, 51 Ks in 47 IP; .355, 28 RBI, 21 steals); T.J. Marik, C, Sr. (.307, 30 RBI, 2 HRs); Roger Wilson, P/1B, Sr. (.297, 22 RBI); Mike Miller, OF, Sr. (.327, 31 RBI); Nate Tholl, INF, Sr. (.307, 23 RBI, 18 steals); Alex Hitney, P, Sr. (.302, 2 saves); Rob Gutierrez, P/OF, Sr. (.259, 3-2, 2.79 ERA); Kevin White, OF/C, Sr. (.318, 20 runs, 17 RBI, 15 steals). • Who’s new: Frank Greco, P/INF, Jr.; Anthony Chimera, P/OF, Jr.; John Riordan, P/INF, Jr.; Sean Burnette, P/OF, Jr. • Outlook: It’s correct to say the Vikings had an average season in 2013 —of course, their version of “average” these days differs greatly from that of most other high school baseball programs within the state of Illinois. During Pete Lotus’ eight-year coaching tenure, St. Laurence has averaged 27 victories per campaign, a number it reached again last spring and one that was juxtaposed against a mere 10 losses. Not all that long ago, the Vikings were simply battling to be top dog in the Chicago Catholic League White while longing for the occasional upset of the more powerful Blue Division squads. Now, it’s practically a given that St. Laurence will not only seriously challenge for Catholic Blue supremacy, but often own it, as was the case in 2013. Clearly, the Vikings operate under a far different — and more demanding — set of criteria on the diamond than the majority of their foes. One thing missing from the resume thus far is a state championship, but again it won’t be unreasonable for Lotus and his athletes to be thinking in such lofty terms. St. Laurence welcomes back perhaps the strongest 1-2 punch found on any Chicagoland-area mound staff, and that duo are just part of a decent-sized group of NCAA Division I recruits on the roster. 2013 Player of the Year Mike Kornacker skipped basketball this winter in order to adequately No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

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prepare for his final prep season on the diamond, and the Purdue University-bound hurler should be even better than before — no small feat, mind you, for a guy who won all but one of his eight decisions on the hill, averaged a strikeout per inning and needed to put his earned-run average under a microscope in order to see it. Kornacker by himself would make the Vikings’ pitching corps formidable, but also back for one more go-around is Northern Illinois University-bound senior Brad Wood, who matched his heralded teammate’s win-loss record, also averaged a strikeout per inning and kept his ERA well below 2.0. The two all-staters are quite proficient with the stick as well, as evidenced by some glossy stats on the offensive side. Lotus, in fact, terms Kornacker a “five-tool player.” Surrounding Kornacker and Wood in the batting order will catcher T.J. Marik, an Austin Peay University recruit who knocked in 30 runs a year ago; University of Hawaii recruit Mike Miller (.327, 31 RBI), who’ll anchor the outfield; first baseman Roger Wilson; infielder Nate Tholl (.307, 23 RBI), who has received a scholarship offer from Valparaiso University; outfielder Rob Gutierrez; and utility man Kevin White. While the Vikings’ lineup will contain plenty of pop, it will also feature speed — between them, Wood, Kornacker, Tholl and White stole 72 bases last spring. Wilson, Gutierrez and Alex Hitney will be the pitching notables behind St. Laurence’s Big Two. As has been customary in recent seasons, younger players will have a difficult time breaking through, but Lotus did list a few possibilities. Foremost among them are Frank Greco and John Riordan, two hurlers who displayed promise in summer-league assignments. • Coach’s comments: “We have a very hard-working and great group of players. They know how to compete and how to win. With the number of players back, we should have the experience to compete for the CCL Blue title and, hopefully, a state championship. “The key to our team is getting consistent hitting throughout our lineup, and having some of the younger players step up and compete and contribute for us.” — Lotus.

Name Nick Verta Mike Sterna Kevin Aderman Nate Tholl Dan Cummings Mike Miller John Riordan Jake Kolniak Sean Koziol Sean Burnette Anthony Chimera Brad Wood Frank Greco Mike Munoz Kevin White Rich Lamb Colin Rafferty Robert Gutierrez Mike Kornacker Roger Wilson Tyler Snee Mike Finger Alex Hitney T.J. Marik Steve Schultz Tom Cook Jake Tholl Jack Sullivan Zach Erdman Saul Pinal

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Josh Meier gave Shepard a first place in the 3,200-run (9:45.65) at last Saturday’s Bolingbrook Fast Times Invitational.

GIRLS’ TRACK Cali Klein took first in the long Individuals collecting event victories for the Eagles included jump (13-10½) for Sandburg (82 Justin Adams in the 1,600-meter points), which finished third in run (4 minutes, 45.40 seconds), the six-team Lemont Invitational. Nicholas DePesa in the high jump The Lady Eagles beat out Ever(6 feet, 5 inches) and Ayoolu- green Park (54), Eisenhower (41) mide Abiona in the long jump and Ridgewood (seven), but fell 35 points shy of the triumphant (19 feet). host team. ***

EVERGREEN PARK 2013 Record: 17-16. Head coach: Mark Smyth. Assistant coaches: Jason Dunneback, John Altman, John Tiffy. • Who’s gone: Kyle Venhuizen, P/1B; Mike Reuter, OF/P; David Kutschke, P. • Who’s back: Mark Martin, SS/P, Jr. (.343, .396 OBP, 23 runs, 14 RBI, 17-of-17 stealing); Frank Meisl, P, Sr. (2.77 ERA, 42 Ks, 60 1/3 IP); KeyShawn Carpenter, OF, Sr.; Tim Walsh, 3B, Sr; Sean Miller, 2B, Jr.; Mike Rizzo, C, Jr.; Dan Kohler, OF, Sr.; Kevin Farmer, OF/DH, Sr.; Aaron GreenVanZee, P, Sr.; Corey Miller, 1B, Sr.; David Ziebarth, P, Sr.; Ronnie O’Toole, OF, Jr. • Who’s new: Brian Pall, P, Jr. • Outlook: Forget about the Mustangs’ overall record in 2013 — what mattered most was that they were playing well enough at the end of the year to capture the program’s first regional championship in over a half-century. That was followed up by a first-ever victory in the sectional round and a spot among the state’s Sweet 16 in Class 3A. In all, Evergreen Park won 14 of its last 20 games last spring. Can the positive energy created by those accomplishments still be felt nine months later? Longtime coach Mark Smyth obviously hopes so, and the return of several key contributors to last season’s memorable run would seem to make any feelings of optimism well-founded. What should help, too, is more recent success — seven roster members also played pivotal roles for the Mustangs football team, which won the South Suburban Conference Red title last fall and went undefeated during the regular campaign. The diamond crew finished in the middle of the SSC Red pack in 2013, but it carried a plus -.500 ledger in conference action and counted among its 10 victories ones over eventual champ Oak Lawn and alwaystough Reavis. There’s no reason Name KeyShawn Carpenter Kevin Farmer Kevin Gallagher Aaron Green VanZee Will Jasmont Dan Kohler Mark Martin Harold McClarin Frank Meisl Corey Miller Sean Miller Joe Moran Ronnie O’Toole Brian Pall Joe Piet Brennan Quick Mike Rizzo Jimmy SeGura Brendan Walsh Tim Walsh JR Wazio David Ziebarth

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SXU (Continued from page 3) postponements and waiting for area fields to dry out, the Cougars received news that sophomore pitcher Nicole Nonnemacher had been picked as the NAIA National Pitcher of the Week for the period running March 10-16. She also was feted by the CCAC as its top pitcher over that same span. Nonnemacher’s honors followed a 4-1, one-save showing during SXU’s Florida trip, with three of the wins coming on nohitters. She twice stymied Lourdes (Ohio) University and silenced Spring Arbor (Mich.) University once, and in all three outings Nonnemacher rang up at least 13 strikeouts. She totaled 57 strikeouts for the week and walked only two over 35 innings while allowing just seven hits. Only one unearned run was generated against her. For the season, Nonnemacher ranks sixth in the NAIA in opponents’ average (.114), hits allowed (2.75) and strikeouts (11.5) per nine innings, and earned-run average (0.27). The Cougars, currently ranked fifth nationally, went 8-2 in Florida.

BASEBALL The Cougars wrapped up their Florida trip with losses to Aquinas (Mich.) College (7-5) and St. Ambrose University (14-5). The defeats left SXU with a 4-12 ledger. Sophomore Jim Augle went a combined 3-for-7 at the plate with a triple, two RBI and two runs to pace the Cougars’ offense. His run-producing threebagger, plus senior Tom Keating’s RBI double boosted SXU into a 5-4 lead over Aquinas after three innings, but two errors undermined the Cougars in the top of the sixth. Freshman pitcher Jesse Lopez took the loss. Sophomore Alec Barnhart and senior Chris Klein both stroked a pair of hits against St. Ambrose, but the Fighting Bees had more (Photo by Jeff Vorva) than enough potency to offset Dovile Guzauskaite lunges for a shot during Stagg’s badminton those displays. Barnhart includmatch with Argo this past Monday. ed a double among his hits and

to expect Evergreen to be any less competitive this time around, especially with junior shortstop Mark Martin back to serve as its on-field ringleader. Already a two-year varsity regular, Martin earned All-SSC Red honors after each of his first two seasons. Despite seeing far fewer good pitches to hit as a sophomore, he still batted .343, a mark he upped to .419 when facing conference pitching. With Martin, Sean Miller and Tim Walsh on hand, the Mustangs have intact three-fourths of their previous infield. Ticketed to replace the departed Kyle Venhuizen (Illinois Wesleyan) at first base is senior Corey Miller. Veterans are also in evidence elsewhere, as seniors KeyShawn Carpenter —- one of the south suburbs’ rushing leaders on the gridiron — and Dan Kohler should again man the corner outfield positions and Mike Rizzo will set up behind the dish. Junior Ronnie O’Toole could complete the deep defense, while Kevin Farmer provides another decent stick. Smyth, now in his 14th season, believes Evergreen’s gloves will be one of its real strengths. He also likes his mound corps, a group headed up by Frank Meisl, a football lineman who is sturdy enough to log plenty of innings. Aaron GreenVanZee and David Ziebarth supply two more experienced arms, and Martin is expected to toe the rubber on occasion. Junior Brian Pall, who possesses a fastball that reaches into the low 80s and gave the Mustangs some respectable work during the summer, could become an influential individual on the hill before very long. • Coach’s comments: “We need to get off to a good start and carry over the momentum of last year’s tournament run. Team chemistry is very good, as the kids really get along well. Offensively, we need to understand that situational hitting and small ball will help us win games.” — Smyth.

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tallied twice, while junior Casey Papp doubled and finished with three RBI. SXU went ahead 4-0 in the top of the first, as Papp’s hit served as the critical blow. However, St. Ambrose responded with eight markers during its first three atbats to seize control of the contest. The Bees’ uprising pinned a setback on Cougars hurler Jack Surane. *** Despite wintry weather conditions on Saturday, SXU (513) played two games in Grand Rapids, Mich., although only one of those proved satisfying. That would have been the back end of a doubleheader with host Davenport University, which the Cougars captured by a 4-3 score. SXU dropped the opener at Farmer’s Complex, 4-2. Keating and Klein were the Cougars’ big guns, as they collected five and three hits, respectively, on the day. Klein also notched the Game 2 pitching victory after scattering nine hits over seven innings and fanning five. Senior Brad Myjak’s single and a couple of Davenport errors staked SXU to a 2-0 lead after two frames, but the hosts responded with a three-spot in their half of the fourth that put them in front to stay. Scott Vachon took the loss for the Cougars despite giving up only six hits. After smacking two of SXU’s four hits in Game 1, Keating delivered three more in the ensuing contest, including an RBI single in the top of the third inning. Klein had slammed an RBI triple ahead of him. Freshman Ryan Pellack’s infield single upped the Cougars’ advantage to 3-0 in the fourth, but Davenport pulled even by tallying three times over the fourth and fifth stanzas. However, freshman Bryan Polak’s fielder’s choice chased in Augle with the deciding marker in the seventh. Davenport stranded the tying run at third in the bottom of the inning. SXU is scheduled to play a three-game CCAC series against Judson University this weekend in Jacksonville, Ill.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JOHN CHRISTOPHER O'CARROLL A/K/A JOHN O'CARROLL, KATHLEEN O'CARROLL A/K/A KATHLEEN M. O'CARROLL D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 040864 12023 S. 72ND 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 August 12, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 10, 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 12023 S. 72ND COURT, PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463 Property Index No. 23-25-213-013. 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 14-11-32700. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-32700 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 040864 TJSC#: 34-3900 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. I595972

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � TERESA M. WOLLEK, HICKORY HILLS COURTS CONDOMINIUM A S S O C I A T I O N � D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 18433 8650 S. 84th Ct., Unit 3B 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 January 10, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 24, 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 8650 S. 84th Ct., Unit 3B, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 18-35-308-039-019. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. The judgment amount was $112,007.13. 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 www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 13 CH 18433 TJSC#: 34-1038 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. I587333

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC., P l a i n t i f f , � v . � PAIL ALTES, CITIBANK, N.A. F/K/A CITIBANK, FSB, RIVERA REGAL - PHASE II ASSOCIATION, RIVERA REGAL CONDOMINIUM UMBRELLA ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 2013 CH 09317 11104 S. 84TH AVE., UNIT 3B Palos Hills, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 14, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 15, 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 11104 S. 84TH AVE., UNIT 3B, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-23-101-116-1018. The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. The judgment amount was $113,689.46. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD., 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 13-2222-21075. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 372-2020 Attorney File No. 13-2222-21075 Attorney Code. 4452 Case Number: 2013 CH 09317 TJSC#: 34-3245 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. I594741

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC P l a i n t i f f , � v . � CORA M. KERNATS, THE RIVIERA IN PALOS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 002163 29 COUR MASSON PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 24, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 28, 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 29 COUR MASSON, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-23-112-058. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-00734. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-13-00734 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 13 CH 002163 TJSC#: 34-1866 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. I596148

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 April 15, 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 12023 SOUTH 70TH COURT, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Property Index No. 2430-112-003-0000. 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 www.fal-illinois.com.. 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. tjsc.com 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: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com Attorney File No. F11050137 Attorney ARDC No. 3126232 Attorney Code. 26122 Case Number: 11 CH 31243 TJSC#: 34-2723 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. I594985

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC Plaintiff, -v.DORIS KRENZELAK, AS TRUSTEE OF THE DORIS KRENZELAK TRUST U/T/A DATED 11/04/96, DORIS KRENZELAK A/K/A DORIS I. KRENZELAK, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE DORIS KRENZELAK TRUST U/T/A DATED 11/04/96, LAKE KATHERINE TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, INC., LAKE KATHERINE HARBOR TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, DISCOVER BANK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 10 CH 022676 28 LAKE KATHERINE WAY 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 January 17, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 21, 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 28 LAKE KATHERINE WAY, PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463 Property Index No. 23-24-300-309; (23-24-300-141, 142 U/P). The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-15003. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-10-15003 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 10 CH 022676 TJSC#: 34-1519 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. I595322

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, P l a i n t i f f � V . � MARIA GOLASIEWICZ A/K/A MARIA MILISZEWSKA; MAREK GOLASIEWICZ A/K/A MARKEK GOLASIEWICZ; PNC BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO MIDAMERICA BANK, FSB, D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 37439 Property Address: 8741 SOUTH 82ND COURT HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Fisher and Shapiro file # 11-054375 (It is advised that interested parties consult with their own attorneys before bidding at mortgage foreclosure s a l e s . ) � PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 15, 2014, Kallen Realty Services, Inc., as Selling Official will at 12:30 p.m. on April 16, 2014, 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 8741 South 82nd Court, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Permanent Index No.: 23-02-214-018-0000 The mortgaged real estate is improved with a dwelling. The property will NOT be open for inspection. The judgment amount was $ 213,532.48. Sale terms for non-parties: 10% of successful bid immediately at conclusion of auction, balance by 12:30 p.m. the next business day, both by cashier's checks; and no refunds. The sale shall be subject to general real estate taxes, special taxes, special assessments, special taxes levied, and superior liens, if any. The property is offered "as is," with no express or implied warranties and without any representation as to the quality of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Prospective bidders are admonished to review the court file to verify all information and to view auction rules at w w w . k a l l e n r s . c o m . � For information: Sale Clerk, Fisher and Shapiro, Attorney # 42168, 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301, Bannockburn, Illinois 60015, (847) 291-1717, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays only. I589092

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � Miguel Villicana; Martha Gonzalez; BMO Harris Bank, National Association f/k/a Harris, National Association; Cambridge in the Hills Condominium Association Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants D e f e n d a n t s , � 1 2 C H 2 2 7 8 8 � Sheriff's # 140098 F11020190 CHOH Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, will on May 9, 2014, at 1pm in room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Common Address: 8100 West 87th Street Unit 1A, Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457 P.I.N: 18-35-407-091-1001 Improvements: This property consists of a Residential Condominium Unit. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special a s s e s s m e n t s . � Premise will NOT be open for inspection. The purchaser of a condominium unit, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments as required by 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1) Firm Information: Plaintiff's Attorney FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC Anthony Porto 1807 W. DIEHL., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60566-7228 forecl o s u r e n o t i c e @ f a l - i l l i n o i s . c o m � 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I592991

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3-27-14 For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-AR13 P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JOANNE ASSENATO, CHESTERFIELD PLACE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 023841 8622 KENDALL LANE ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 12, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 21, 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 8622 KENDALL LANE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-14-303-023. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-15947. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-15947 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 023841 TJSC#: 34-3949 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. I595983

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � HALINA JUCHAS-CISZEK; PALOS PLACE C O N D O M I N I U M � ASSOCIATION; JOZEF CISZEK; JOHN DOE, C U R R E N T � SPOUSE OR CIVIL UNION PARTNER, IF ANY OF HALINA JUCHAS-CISZEK; UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , � 13 CH 18526 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on January 27, 2014 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : � P.I.N. 23-13-103-030-1015 and 23-13-103-030-1077. Commonly known as 10532 Palos Place, Unit 10532-C & Unit G-29, Palos Hills, IL 60465. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Mr. David C. Kluever at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I597273

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For Sale Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION EVERBANK Plaintiff, -v.MICHAEL F. COYLE A/K/A MICHAEL COYLE, CAROLINE COYLE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 044828 12737 S. AUSTIN AVENUE 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 January 13, 2014, Auction.com, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on April 16, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Drive (in the Auction.com room), CHICAGO, IL, 60654, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 12737 S. AUSTIN AVENUE, PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463 Property Index No. 24-32-203-022. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-35170. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. AUCTION.COM LLC For Additional Information regarding Auction.com, please visit www.Auction.com or call (800-280-2832) CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-35170 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 044828 TJSC#: 34-2542 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. I594797

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS, PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WCW2; P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v s . ďż˝ JIBRIN ALRASHDEH; HALIMEH ALRASHADEH; T H E ďż˝ SKYLA CONDOMINIUMS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JIBRIN ALRASHDEH, IF ANY; U N K N O W N ďż˝ HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF HALIMEH ALRASHADEH, IF ANY; 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˝ 10 CH 19397 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on August 3, 2010 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real e s t a t e : ďż˝ P.I.N. 23-02-207-025-1006. Commonly known as 8716 South Roberts Road, Unit 1N, Hickory Hills, IL 60457. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W 1 0 0 9 0 6 8 . ďż˝ INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I595480

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N ďż˝ RBS CITIZENS BANK CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO CHARTER ONE BANK P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v . ďż˝ MARIE KAMZIC AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARIE KAMZIC REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1997, MILL CREEK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 13 CH 3482 9749 WEST CREEK ROAD, APARTMENT E1 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 January 3, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 1, 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 9749 WEST CREEK ROAD, APARTMENT E1, Palos Park, IL 60464 Property Index No. 23-33-209-031-1009. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $111,940.17. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: ERIC FELDMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 120 W. MADISON ST., SUITE 920, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 344-3529. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ERIC FELDMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 120 W. MADISON ST., SUITE 920 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 344-3529 Attorney Code. 40466 Case Number: 13 CH 3482 TJSC#: 34-1808 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. I596625

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N ďż˝ TCF NATIONAL BANK P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v . ďż˝ RONALD P. MARCO A/K/A RONALD MARCO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 13 CH 24925 12631 S. PARKSIDE AVENUE 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 March 5, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 17, 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 12631 S. PARKSIDE AVENUE, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Property Index No. 24-29-403-010-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $196,039.67. 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 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: DAVID T. COHEN, DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 13 CH 24925 TJSC#: 34-4133 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. I596648

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, -v.IBRAHIM SHABAN, COLETTE HIGHLANDS TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED 7/10/06, A/K/A TRUST NO. 6915, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED 7/10/06, A/K/A TRUST NO. 6915 Defendants 12 CH 028011 10717 GABRIELLE LANE ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 17, 2014, Auction.com, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on April 23, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Drive (in the Auction.com room), CHICAGO, IL, 60654, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10717 GABRIELLE LANE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-17-402-054. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS� condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-20781. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. AUCTION.COM LLC For Additional Information regarding Auction.com, please visit www.Auction.com or call (800-280-2832) CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-20781 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 028011 TJSC#: 34-1492 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. I596356

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, v s . ďż˝ EUGENE S MUSICH; LENISE ALYCE MUSICH; D e f e n d a n t s , ďż˝ 13 CH 11425 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2014, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 27-16-108-047-0000. Commonly known as 10264 HICKORY DRIVE, ORLAND PARK IL, IL 60462. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1305019. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I597260

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE N.A. P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v . ďż˝ DAVID BRENNAN, TINA BRENNAN D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ 12 CH 35630 9324 SOUTH 78TH 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 January 31, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 2, 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 9324 SOUTH 78TH AVENUE, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-01-319-012-0000. The real estate is improved with a two story single family home with a two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1218032. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1218032 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 CH 35630 TJSC#: 34-1848 I596888

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by Jay Bobbin     (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: “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’’: Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese earned much praise — and a public rebuke from the daughter of one of the real-life subject’s financial victims — in their fifth screen teaming, a lengthy and colorfully edgy portrait of Jordan Belfort, a financial wizard who satisfied his many vices to excess while convincing others to put their monetary faith in him. Jonah Hill is excellent as Belfort’s principal partner in scheming; Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin (“The Artist’’) and Cristin Milioti (“How I Met Your Mother’’) also are featured. *** (R: AS, N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)    “DELIVERY MAN’’: The title works two ways for Vince Vaughn’s character in this moderately entertaining seriocomic tale of an ex-sperm donor, many of whose progeny want to know who their father is. He has quite a few of them, too ... more than 500, making him panicked when about one-third of them take legal steps to determine his identity. Eventually, though, the fact he’s having a child with his girlfriend (Cobie Smulders, “How I Met Your Mother’’) prompts him to look into the lives of some of those he already has sired. Chris Pratt (“Parks and Recreation’’) and Britt Robertson (“Life Unexpected’’) also appear in the film, a remake by director Ken Scott of his own movie “Starbuck.’’ DVD extras: deleted scene; outtakes. *** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)    “WALKING WITH DINOSAURS’’: Though the title is a brand name thanks to the long-

popular BBC-made documentary series, this family-friendly film goes its own way, putting a story to its visuals of computer-generated creatures set against real backdrops. Justin Long voices a young dinosaur who struggles to make his way through an often harsh prehistoric world, with a bird (voiced by John Leguizamo) as his principal companion. The picture still strives to be educational by identifying the species of different characters, which interrupts the narrative flow though it’s well-intentioned. Karl Urban (“Star Trek’’) is featured in liveaction sequences. *** (PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray)    “SCOOBY-DOO! WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY’’: What a way to appeal to two audiences at once ... inject the sleuthing animated canine into the WWE world. That’s just what happens in this tale, as Scooby, Shaggy and their usual cohorts venture to a wrestling event that appears to be plagued by the ghost of a bear. The amateur detectives get help from cartoon versions of stars of the ring — including John Cena, Kane, AJ Lee and World Wrestling Entertainment chief Vince McMahon — in determining and solving what’s going on. *** (Not rated) (Also on Blu-ray)    “CAMILLE CLAUDEL, 1915’’: Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient’’) reaffirms her magical quality as a performer in the title role of this drama, particularly given the challenge of making the film in an actual psychiatric institution with writerdirector Bruno Dumont. Claudel was under such confinement while continuing to try to prove herself as an artist, correspondence with her poet brother Paul (Jean-Luc Vincent) being her main link to the outside world. *** (Not rated: AS, P)    “ODD THOMAS’’: A Dean Koontz suspense novel is the source of this melodrama with Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek’’) as the title character, a short-order cook who has the “Sixth Sense’’

gift — or curse, depending on your view — of being able to see dead people. They’re a malevolent bunch with sinister intentions, so he enlists his girlfriend (Addison Timlin, “Zero Hour’’) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe) to help him save their town. Patton Oswalt and 50 Cent also appear for director-screenwriter Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy’’). ** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)    COMING SOON: “47 RONIN’’ (April 1): Keanu Reeves plays one of the warriors battling mystical forces in the course of avenging the death of their master. (PG-13: AS, V)    “ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES’’ (April 1): Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) leaves San Diego to join a 24hour news network in New York; Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd also return. (PG13: AS, P)    “I LOVE LUCY: THE ULTIMATE SEASON 1’’ (April 8): If you’ve been waiting for Vitameatavegamin in hi-def, here’s your chance, as Lucille Ball’s classic sitcom comes to Blu-ray. (Not rated)    “SORCERER’’ (April 22): On Blu-ray for the first time, director William Friedkin’s take on “The Wages of Fear’’ casts Roy Scheider as one of several drivers transporting very dangerous cargo. (PG: P, V)    “HILL STREET BLUES: THE COMPLETE SERIES’’ (April 29): The classic Steven Bochco-produced police drama stars Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel and Dennis Franz. (Not rated: AS, P, V)    “SOPHIE’S CHOICE’’ (April 29): Meryl Streep earned her second Oscar for the shattering drama, coming to Blu-ray in a “Collector’s Edition’’; Kevin Kline also stars. (R: AS, P)

This week Orland Park comedy improv The Orland Park Comedy Improv Team returns to the Old Village Hall stage on Friday, March 29, April 18 and May 30. This season’s show, called “No Limit Laughs,” will be performed at 8 p.m. each evening and is open to adults age 18 and older. Admission is $6 per person at the door. Orland Park’s Old Village Hall is at 14413 S. Beacon Ave. in Old Orland. For more information, call 403-PARK.

Magic show luncheon Magician Don Wiberg will entertain guests at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 1, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Professional magician Don Wiberg will help guests celebrate April Fool’s Day with an amazing magic show. Wiberg is past president and current international secretary for the International Brotherhood of Magicians and has published a book on the art of magic. He is a local resident and long time friend of The Center., where his previous performances have delighted folks of all ages. The luncheon begins at noon, costs $17 per person, and requires advance reservations. For further information, interested persons should call The Center at 361-3650.    Beverly

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   The Beverly Theatre Guild will be interviewing for a director, musical director, and choreographer for the upcoming production of    FAMILY-VIEWING GUIDE Mel Brook’s musical “Young FranKEY: AS, adult situations; N, nu- kenstein” to be performed for two dity; P, profanity; V, violence; GV, weekends in late October/early November in the Baer Theatre particularly graphic violence. at Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, Chicago.    Interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 in the evening, or by Liz Smith Sunday, April 6 in the afternoon. There is a stipend for these posicame to be and came to change far. But in general, she’s a riot. tions. Those interested should email Robert Wagner on And she won herself a legion of their resume and indicate which with the years. Hollywood style,    Scott Eyman worked with him new fans by taking down CNN’s position they are interested in to movies and ‘Titanic’    “Moral conduct is imperative; on this and he is a specialist in, Piers Morgan the other night. beverlytheatreguild@juno.com. it causes the least problem and of all lives, Louis B. Mayer’s. And Winding up her interview with leaves fewer regrets,” said Jacques while describing what great stars Morgan, she let loose about what Spirituality series Barzun. I think he was quoting and figures have lived in L.A. in she considered his lack of interA new DVD spirituality discusits show biz days, R.J. punctuates est. He responded that she wasn’t the Stoics. sion will begin on Tuesday, April    SOME OF us had a really high all this history with colorful, price- that interesting. old time at the Y on Lexington less anecdotes about stars he has    She said it was his job to make it 1, at 6:30 p.m., and on Thursday, at 92 Street recently. We gath- hung out with — Spencer Tracy, all interesting. Back and forth and April 3, at 10 a.m., at The Cenered to hear actor R.J. Wagner Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, Gary finally it came to Chelsea handing ter, 12700 Southwest Highway, talk with me about his new book Cooper, Cary Grant — and all Piers his head: “Well, this is why Palos Park. Led by Chris Hopkins, the “You Must Remember This,” out the ladies, beginning with Joan you’re losing your show!”    Even folks who don’t like DVD series explores the healing Crawford. from Viking.    It is a bit daunting to offer ques-    R.J. looks great. He will cel- Chelsea got online and cheered. power of the gospel principles in tions about love, life, romance, ebrate his 85th birthday next Feb- Piers Morgan, alas, has not made Twelve Step programs. Hopkins tragedy and acting to someone ruary. The audience loved him! himself a beloved figure on the welcomes new participants to The Center’s spirituality prowho has been a star almost since    DESPITE WHAT some say in troubled CNN. he was first discovered by Darryl despair, the culture hasn’t coars-    The problems plaguing that Zanuck. This was in just a few ened beyond all recognition. For once-shining news channel seem moments onscreen back in 1952. example, the most eagerly awaited to multiply day by day, including (R.J. didn’t have any lines in the film, opening soon, is “The Mup- overly emphatic, dramatic anchors Susan Hayward movie “With a pets: Most Wanted.” IMDB places who take everything “personally,” an emphasis on court cases noSong in My Heart,” about the interest at 196 percent. life of singer Jane Froman, but    The least anticipated? “Nym- body really care about and difhe put on such an empathetic phomaniac Vol. 1” Interest in that ficulty finding that fair middle    1. Hunger Games: Catching and sympathetic face that Zanuck sex-fest is a paltry 9 percent. So ground CNN used to stand for. Fire, Lionsgate, PG-13 knew immediately he should sign there! Oh, and “Need for Speed” (FOX and MSNBC are blatantly    2. Dallas Buyers Club, Focus starring “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron partisan, preaching only to their Features, R him up.)    R.J. has gone on to make more Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman) scores choir. That’s fine, but where does    3. Thor: The Dark World, it really get us? The news or an Walt Disney Studios Motion Picthan 40 feature films and he has at a healthy 88 percent. tures, PG-13 starred in three separate success-    IT CAME as something of a argument for a point of view?) ful TV series. He keeps up with surprise the other day to hear    I’d love to know what CNN’s    4. The Counselor, 20th Centhe times as well, recently appear- from conservative pundits that founder, Ted Turner, honestly tury Fox, R ing in the last of Charlie Sheen’s Beyonce is a “bad influence” on thinks these days. I have always    5. The Best Man Holiday, episodes of “Two and a Half Men,” young girls. This is because of admired this titan. He can seem Universal, R the Mike Myers “Austin Powers” her latest video, “Partition,” in erratic, but he loves history and    6. Captain Phillips, Sony Pictures, PG-13 extravaganzas and currently as a which she acts out making love is very smart! recurring character in the popular (to her husband, Jay-Z) in a car.     (E-mail Liz Smith at    7. About Time, Universal Pictures, R First of all, she’s a pop star, not a MES3838@aol.com.) CBS drama “NCIS.”    He co-starred (and more!) with politician, and she is a full-grown the great actress Barbara Stan- woman, whose image has always Rendered by Oregon GFWC Woman’s Club Presents wyck in 1953’s “Titanic.” They been provocative. Although her Toni Cacciatore kept their romance under wraps songs generally stress romance because she was twice his age and and monogamy. they didn’t want to cause talk. At    Second, she has been married the Y when I asked about this, once, to Jay-Z. He has been married Over 50 Dealers from the Midwest R.J. noted that indeed Stanwyck once, to Beyonce. They have a child March 29 & 30, 2014 was one of the greats of her time they are raising together. Neither Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm and that he (like me) preferred has ever been involved in scandal. his “Titanic” to James Cameron’s Or an acrimonious divorce. This is Crystal & China Repair Blackhawk Center special-effects color epic. 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Emerging Artists at McCord

The third exhibit in a series that has featured the artwork of high school students and recent graduates will be on display until Saturday, April 26, at McCord Gallery & Cultural Center in Palos Park. From animated to abstract, from beads to bangles, it is intriguing to see the various paths that artists Brendan Cooney, Sarah Bogosh, Stephanie Czaja, Emily Cellini Henson, and David Piech have pursued after graduation. Pictured is “Beyond the Wall” by Brendan Cooney. The public is invited to meet these talented artists at a reception on Friday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is at 9602 W. Creek Rd. (129th and La Grange Road), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

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Children’s Farm plans summer camps

The Children’s Farm will provide a variety of camp programs for children and teens this summer of 2014. In the past two years, Camp Director Amy DiDominicis has created some less intensive options for young people who are now able to choose a day program rather than an overnight camp experience, or who would like a one week session of camp instead of the traditional two weeks. During the weeks of July 13 or July 20, children in grades 2 through 7 can register for a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. five-day program of Farm Explorers, or the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six-day Extreme Farm Explorers. Those in grades 4 through 7 also have the option of a six-day overnight camp during those weeks. The farm continues to offer its traditional two-week overnight camp for young people in grades 5 through 12, with sessions beginning June 15, June 29, July 13, and July 27. All of the camps, whether one week or two, overnight or daytime, are designed for children and teenagers who love animals and nature. Camp is filled with fun and excitement as campers learn to ride horses, care for animals, hike in the woods and creeks, and make campfires. They enjoy campouts, hayrides, games, crafts, and new friends. Young teens, entering grades 8 and 9 in the fall, concentrate on horsemanship. Older teens in grades 10 through 12 learn canoeing, adventure, and leadership skills. Call 361-3650 or email the childrensfarm@sbcglobal.net for registration information. All camps are held at the Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park (http://www.thecenterpalos. org/).

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