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   A man who made a bogus 911 call last Friday about a gunman inside an Oak Lawn school was later charged with attempting to rob a Chicago Ridge bank, police Serving Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn, Palos Hills and Worth Thursday, March 1, 2007 said.    Javier Diaz, 27, of Franklin Park, allegedly entered Bank Financial, 6415 W. 95th St., at Photo by Jeff Vorva approximately 1:30 p.m. and The old Sid’s site in Palos Hills (above) could be the new home of PAWWS, an organization that pairs service dogs with veterans. A veteran passed a note to a teller demanding $10,000, police said. He did named Chris (PAWWS does not release last names) poses with his black lab, Buster in a show of bond between veteran and dog. not display a weapon and did not receive any money, according to reports.    The teller activated an alarm, notifying police of the attempted robbery. When police arrived, Diaz was sitting in a beige Nissan in the parking lot of the bank. He was taken into custody without resistance, police said. His car By Tim Hadac organization which uses service displayed fictitious plates. Staff Reporter dogs to help heal the psychologi-    Diaz placed the fake 911 call cal wounds of military veterans in an effort to divert police, they The former Sid’s Greenhouse invites the Palos-Orland com- said. site in Palos Hills could become munity.    The call reporting a gunman a 3.3-acre dog house. at the school came in at 1:28 Pam Barnett, the founder and PAWWS for Love p.m., Oak Lawn police said. “The president of the Palos Heightscoming up caller said, “Yes, I want to report based Paws Assisted Wounded PAWWS for Love is set for 6 a gunman at Oak Lawn Middle WarriorS is looking for some p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the School.” new and bigger digs and she is Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th    Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle eyeing the Sid’s site at 10926 S. St., Hickory Hills. Tickets are $50 School, 5345 W. 99th St., went Southwest Highway. at the door, $40 in advance and on lock down and several police “Our goals are to buy Sid’s may be obtained at Pack Leader officers responded to check the eventually,’’ she said. “It is 3.3 Academy or online at pawws.org. building for a gunman or intruder. acres, and it will serve as our The event, expected to run to Other officers were stationed outPAWWS house, our base camp— midnight, will include a buffet side the school. like a military base camp. It has dinner, cash bar, entertainment,    “Our guys were on the scene as five buildings over there—it will and prize drawings. it was unfolding,” Division Chief include a kennel, a training facil“I’m excited about it. It’s our Mike Kaufmann said. ity, house where a caretaker can first official non-profit organiza-    Additionally, an Oak Lawn live, a place where the veterans tion fundraiser,” said Barnett, police officer was at the school can sleep when they come in from whose current location is head- teaching a drug education class all over the country to train their quartered at 12332 S. Harlem when the call came in, Kaufmann [service] dogs for the three to Ave. in the Pack Leader Academy said. four weeks it takes for us to give dog care facility and behavior    The lockdown lasted approxithem a dog.” center. mately 20 minutes, police said. That’s a long-term goal. In the Launched several years ago and    “Credit the school for their next couple of weeks, Barnett and formally incorporated as a not- training,” Kuafmann said. her crew will be preparing for for-profit last year, PAWWS aims    Simmons Middle School, 6450 Submitted photo its first fundraiser to help the (Continued on page 5) (Continued on page 2)

PAWWS hoping to make a 3.3-acre property in Palos Hills its new home

Dist. 230 makes moves and makes waves The Great Santora: Local artist Justin Santora will have his work displayed at Moraine Valley See Page 12

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Promotions, retirements prevail By Jeff Vorva Reporter editor

It’s the end of two eras in the world of area athletics and Sandburg High school is on the lookout for a new principal and assistant principal. The District 230 board approved three promotions in the wake of three retirements on Thursday night after an executive session during its January board meeting. Julia Wheaton, Sandburg’s principal, moves up the ranks to the district’s assistant superintendent for human resources after the school year, leaving her spot open. Wheaton replaces Liz Johnson, who is retiring after 37 years in the district. Longtime Stagg Athletic Director Bob Fabrizio, who has worked at the school for 21 years, is stepping down and will be replaced by Sandburg Assistant Principal Terry Treasure. And longtime Andrew Athletic Director Rich Piatchek is retiring after 16 years at the Tinley Park school and will be replaced by assistant athletic director Mike Dwyer. Wheaton has served Sandburg High School as principal since the 2012-13 school year and was associate principal for three years prior. Before joining the Sandburg High School administrative team,

Officials and Cook County at odds about pension and health insurance figures By Kevin Coyne Correspondent

It’s been a confusing five-day period for District 230 and its financial status. District officials are disputing figures reported in a daily newspaper and that their finances are a “mess” as alleged by an Photo by Jeff Vorva anonymous writer to the district Bob Fabrizio, shown with legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg whose letter was read aloud at looking over his shoulder, will leave Stagg High School after 21 last Thursday’s school board years of service in June. meeting. The letter contained a copy of Wheaton was principal of Mokena district and provide counsel to the the individual’s tax bill, which Junior High School, director of board with great expertise.” highlighted the district’s pension Student Services for Mokena “Dr. Wheaton’s passion for do- and other post-employment beneDistrict 159 and served as an ing what is best for students and fits debt with a note stating, “your administrator and psychologist her abilities as a critical thinker pensions are breaking the taxpayfor the Lincoln-Way Area Spe- and problem solver have been an ers in Illinois, keep up the great cial Education Joint Agreement incredible asset for the Sandburg work!? What a mess!?” District in District 843. community,” added Superinten- 230 Assistant Superintendent for She comes from a family of dent James Gay. “Her interac- Business Services Steve Langert successful educators. tions with administrators, staff, read at the meeting. Her father, Joseph E. Fischer, students, parents and community Figures from sample bills were has a school named after him are highlighted by her belief in in Joliet. collaboration and teamwork. also used in a Southtown Star “The School Board looks for- These attributes will serve the column that reported the district ward to working with Dr. Whea- entire District 230 community is $23 million short and can’t pay ton in her new role,” School Board well as she moves to the admin- 37.8 percent of its $37.5 million pension and healthcare debt, President Rick Nogal said in a istration center.” news release. “She is a proven “Mrs. Johnson has fostered a which likely sparked the letter. The next day, Cook Country educational leader who will guide culture of mutual respect among Treasurer Maria Pappas respondthe human resources needs of the (Continued on page 8)

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District 230 Assistant Superintendent Steve Langert said there were discrepancies in financial figures between the district and Cook County. ed that her office used financial figures provided under the watch of the district and on Monday afternoon, the District sent out a lengthy statement explaining its finances. “Cook County made their own calculations saying we could only pay 37 percent,” Langert said. “I don’t know how they could make that calculation and report it to the public.” (Continued on page 8)


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   Christopher Jones, 25, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended, no insurance and failure to wear a seat belt Jan. 27 after a stop at 98th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said. ***    Samantha B. Cornwell-Adams, 27, of Worth, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and expired registration Jan. 29 after a stop at 103rd Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said. She also was arrested on a Cook County warrant, they said. ***    Katrell K. Moore, 19, of Dolton, was charged with retail theft Jan. 31 after stealing goods from Spencer Gifts at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said. ***    Mosa H. Sheikh, 20, of Bridgeview, was charged with driving on a suspended license and no insurance after a Feb. 1 stop at 103rd Street and Lyman Avenue, police said.

   Michalina T. Krauowski, 28, was charged with driving without a valid license Feb. 1 after a stop in the 7600 block of 95th Street, police said. ***    Aaron G. Reyes, 28, of Posen, was charged with drunken driving, no insurance, driving without lights and making an improper turn Feb. 3 after a stop at Hawthorn Drive and Ash Lane, police said.

Oak Lawn    Jewelry valued at $9,700 was reported stolen Jan. 19 from a car in the 10200 block of Cicero Avenue. ***    Reginald Thompson, 38, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Jan. 24 after allegedly stealing goods from Home Depot, 4060 W. 95TH St., police said. ***    Ronnie E. Moore, 51, of Chica-

A brush with the law    Eight high-end tooth brushes were stolen Jan. 30 from an Oak Lawn Walgreens, police said.    A store employee told police two men entered the store, 6201 W. 95th St., at 6:41 p.m., took hand baskets, went to toothbrush aisle and removed eight Sonicare toothbrushes valued at $892, according to reports.

as two African-American men in their mid-20s. One wore a black baseball cap, black puffy jacket, black pants and black boots, police said. They left the store and fled south on Melvina Avenue in a newer model Jeep. The license plates on the car did not register to the vehicle, police said. — Bob Rakow

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   Chicago Ridge police said they were able to respond quickly to the robbery because they have an officer assigned to shopping district near Chicago Ridge Mall as well as traffic enforcement units in the area.    Diaz appeared in federal court Monday.

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go, was charged with retail theft Jan. 24 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said. ***    Patrick J. Shea, 27, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, driving on a suspended license and disobeying a red light Jan. 24 after a stop at 104th Street and Tripp Avenue, police said. ***    Maureen R. Piotrowski, 47, of Worth, was charged with disorderly conduct Jan. 31 after she was stopped in the 9600 block of Cicero Avenue, police said. ***    A snow blower was reported stolen Jan. 31 or Feb. 1 from a shed in the 6600 block of 88th Street. ***    A laptop was reported stolen Feb. 1 from the Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. ***    A Bluetooth speaker was reported stolen Feb. 1 from Walgreens, 4740 W. 95th St. ***    Marcelino Ibarra, 61, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Feb. 2 after allegedly stealing goods from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.

How not to apply for a job    A Chicago man was charged with public intoxication Jan. 27 after showing up while allegedly intoxicated to a Worth banquet to apply for a job, police said.    Police were called at 11:41 a.m. to the Garden Chalet, 11000 S. Ridgeland Ave., after Garry P. Wolfe, 54, refused to leave. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and his speech was slurred, according to reports.    Wolfe told police he had been drinking and had a can of Steel Reserve beer next to his feet. A banquet hall employee said Wolfe asked for a job application while holding the can of beer. She asked him to leave, but he refused. Police escorted Wolfe from the hall. — Bob Rakow

Palos Hills    Xavier Velazquez, 23, of Frankfort, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use, failure to signal and following too closely Jan. 28 after a stop at 111th Street and Roberts Road, police said. ***    A game system, games and a tablet were reported stolen Jan. 29 from an apartment in the 7900 block of 103rd Street. ***    A laptop computer, leather coat and four Italian tinted glasses were reported stolen Feb. 1 from a house in the 10500 block of 88th Avenue. ***    Katie Poskus, 27, of Hickory

By Bob Rakow Staff Reporter    A Worth woman was charged with endangering the life of a child last Friday after allegedly locking her son out of their apartment during subzero temperatures, police said.    Kelly Hernandez, 36, was arrested at 9:44 p.m. shortly after police received a call regarding the welfare of a child in the 6800 block of Lode Drive, according to reports.    Hernandez’s son met police outside his apartment building and said his mother would not answer the door or her cell phone. The boy was not wearing a hat or gloves and appeared to be shivering, police said.

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door after police knocked for several minutes at another entrance to the building, according to reports.    Hernandez said she got into an argument with her son because he is not attending school and is “physically abusive toward her.” She admitted to locking the door after he left. She added that her son “causes me nothing but problems.” She said she was unaware of the temperature when her son left the apartment.    The Department of Children and Family Services told police they would investigate the incident. The boy was released to his father’s custody, according to reports.

theft charge, police said. He also had two LaSalle County warrants for failure to appear in court on driving on a suspended license and obstruction of justice charges, according to reports.    Hickory Hills police charged Weaver was charged with driving on a revoked license, no insurance, illegal transportation or alcohol and obstruction identification, they said.

Jewelry worth $20K stolen from OL home By Bob Rakow Staff Reporter Jewelry valued at more than $20,000 was stolen Jan. 28 from a house in Oak Lawn, police said. The owner of the house in the 4200 block of 107th Street told police he arrived home at 2:45 p.m. and found the back door forced open, according to reports. He said two jewelry boxes, one which contained a watch and a

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   Police knocked on the apartment door for about 10 minutes but no one answered. Hernandez eventually answered the

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Emotions run high Monday at two all-girls schools    It was quite an emotional Monday night at two all-girls schools that are not physically in our area, but have students from the area attending them.    The emotions ranged from hope and despair at one school to unbelievable triumph at the by Jeff other.    On the same Vorva night that the Mt. Assisi community held a vigil to try to keep its school alive, the girls basketball team at Queen of Peace won its first game of the season after a long losing skid.    A few weeks ago, news broke that Mt. Assisi in Lemont was closing after 63 years of service. Lack of money and a declining enrollment were the death knells for the school on the hill.    On a cold night, hundreds of students, parents and former students put on their warmest clothes and lit candles for the cause. Multi Chicago TV camera crews were also on hand for the event in which a few tears were shed.    But tears won’t prevent the school from closing — money will.    An effort is underway to save the school with a Facebook page called Save Mt. Assisi. So far, they raised $7,000, which is a nice start, but there is a long way to go.    “This is only the beginning!”

posted and boasted Beverly resident Peggy Shukstor Healy, who is the president of the school’s parents association. “Like I said [at the vigil] we all need to work together — parents, students and most important, the faculty. The attendance at the vigil showed how important this cause is and we will not give up without a fight.    “The best lesson we can teach our children is that if you are passionate about something, do all you can to make it happen. Never say never!’’    Added Mandy Burke: “I was there with my 3 1-2 (year-old) daughter, who asked me when we were walking from the car to the front of the building, ‘when do I get to come here?’ I hope and pray she has the chance to.’’    On the same night as the vigil, the Queen of Peace girls basketball team made a trip to Chicago’s De La Salle High School and snapped a 23-game losing streak with a 4830 victory over St. Benedict in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference tournament.    For anyone who played on, or had kids on, a team that loses all their games, this is a big deal.    My son, T.J., played on a school

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Mt. Assisi students (left photo) pose during better times a few years ago but Monday night the community hosted a vigil to try to keep the school open. On the same night, Queen of Peace’s basketball team (right photo) won its first basketball game this season after 23 losses.

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team that was headed in that direc-    Queen of Peace opened the seation. The boys found every way to son with 22 turnovers against Oak lose, including an overtime loss in Lawn. All in the first quarter. which one of our guards put the    The team also lost a holiday ball in the wrong basket, which tournament game 53-3 to Bolingwas two points for the other team. brook. I was in Tempe, Ariz., when they    But Monday, they experienced the 13860 St.,taste Lemont, IL 60439 finally won their first game late inMain sweet of victory and did not the season and when I heard the (630) commit257-7844 a single turnover. Everyone news, I shouted so loudly, I think played at least three minutes and they heard me back home. And www.mtassisiacademy.org that Jelyn Chua had 12 points and six was just a third-grade game. assists, Maggie Bennett added 11

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points and Allie Herman had 10 points.    At the end of Monday night’s game, there wasn’t a lot of emotion displayed because of a coach’s mandate.    “I know how excited they were,” Pride coach George Shimko said. “But I told the girls to act like we’ve been there before even though we hadn’t been there before. So there was no running around the court

and going crazy.’’    Once the Pride got behind closed doors, things changed.    “When you beat a team, you don’t want to gloat,” Shimko said. “But in the locker room and on the bus ride home, it was a little crazy. We’ve been through more this season than anyone else, but we are still together and no one has quit. This win was a testament to their hard work.’’

Grilling in Chicago Ridge A former inspector grills board and a current inspector grills Flaming Grill Buffet By Kevin M. Coyne Correspondent

trustees replied to Gushes’ concerns during the meeting. “[Gushes] never reached out to Chicago Ridge bosses cut the me about his job,” trustee Daniel full-time code inspector job re- Badon said. “I won’t go into decently, leaving former code in- tails but [Gushes’] record is far spector Bob Gushes out of a job from exemplary. If people knew and opening two part-time posi- what [Gushes] did on taxpayer tions. Gushes made his grievances dollars they would want [Gushes] known and took aim at village fired.” officials on the same night new Gushes also publicly warned inspector Gerard Senese was that Chicago Ridge is facing a bed sworn in. bug infestation and his full-time Gushes aired his grievances to job is necessary to help mitigate the board Tuesday. He said he the ongoing bug problem. served as the code inspector for the village of Chicago Ridge for the Low rating for past seven years and is now out Flaming Grill of a job due to political reasons. The Flaming Grill Buffett, 101 After the 2014 budget cuts Gushes Commons Drive, has made news claimed to have reached out to the again, this time for reaching the village board but to no avail. lowest possible ratings from ChiGushes provided letters to each cago Ridge health inspector Rich board member praising his work Ruge. Ruge explained how the as code inspector and said he had inspection system is based out of a an “exemplary record.” possible 100 points. Hibachi Grill “My record and personnel file earned an 83 and 79 during the Submitted photo speaks for itself and is filled with last two inspections. More and better use of sidewalks, bike trails, mass transit stops complementary letters from citi“When it hit that 83 [pointand other amenities are among the ideas expected to be a part zens and business owners for the mark] I asked ‘should that place of the Ridgeland Avenue Corridor Study. job I do,” Gushes said. be closed?,’” Mayor Chuck Tokar He also said none of the trust- said. ees would meet with him and his Despite the point system, a busiposition was cut because he failed ness is closed only if the temperato show political support for two tures are unsuitable, hot water is sitting trustees. One of the two unavailable and overall sanitation

Forum will show bike corridor plan By Tim Hadac Staff Reporter A draft plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle transit along Ridgeland Avenue will be unveiled to the public at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th St. The Ridgeland Avenue Corridor Study “focuses on improving access to transit and developing recommendations that ensure the safe and efficient movement of people while supporting the local residents and economy,” according to materials written by officials at Teska Associates Inc., the lead agency hired to drive the study forward. “The primary goal is to improve active transportation throughout the area, making Ridgeland Avenue a corridor of choice due to the progressive character of the environment, which includes many quality shops, businesses and public places.” The term “active transportation” typically refers to walking, biking and public mass transit—often as a means to encourage physical activity and reduce congestion and emissions from cars and other vehicles. The $200,000 study is partially funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and is a planning initiative of the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways. It encompasses a sevenmile stretch of Ridgeland, from 79th to 135th streets, from Palos Heights north through Worth, Chicago Ridge and Oak Lawn to Burbank. “We want to present the plan, to continue to listen to people and find out what’s important to them,” said Jodi Mariano, principal at Teska, who will be at the public event. “We will gather input at the event, as well as give people an opportunity to offer their ideas for several weeks afterwards.” The event will be structured “open house” style, with various aspects of the study (such as public transportation and land use/economic development) represented at their own tables. Mariano said that Teska has used

multiple methods to get the word out in the last year. Results have been mixed. While about 500 people participated in an online survey related to the study, the Ridgeland Avenue Corridor page on Facebook, launched last August, has just 18 likes, and a public meeting held in Chicago Ridge last October drew just 15-20 people for a corridor serving six municipalities (Palos Heights, Worth, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Alsip and Burbank) with a combined population of more than 144,000. The study’s goal is to do more than get people out of their cars, vans, SUVs and trucks. “Ridgeland Avenue is a neighborhood-serving corridor. It’s not like Harlem and Cicero [avenues], which are such busy roads,” Mariano said. With careful planning that includes more upgrades to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic, Ridgeland could be transformed into a “model corridor” that improves the quality of life and makes local municipalities “more of a complete community, a better place to live, work, shop and play.” More details may be obtained online at ridgelandcorridor.wordpress.com. The study’s findings, which will include a list of suggested “next steps,” will be presented to the RTA and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways in late May, Mariano said.

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Trustee Michael Davies congratulates new code inspector Gerard Sense Tuesday night, the same night former code inspector Bob Gushes railed on the board for his recent ouster. is egregious. “When you get below 95 [points] you have a problem,” Ruge said. “When you are in the 80s there are a whole bunch of things going on.” Ruge cited the Asian food restaurant in January for minor sanitation issues and said that due to a language barrier, the employees failed to comprehend the work required to earn an acceptable health inspection. “I try to work as best as I can to not keep businesses closed and I don’t want people to lose money,

but they have to do the right thing,” Ruge said. “I think the language barrier is an issue. I usually get a lot of smiles and head nodding but when I go back nothing was done.” The Grill will also be the main event in a hearing Monday with Tokar over non-payment of food and beverage taxes. A hearing originally was held Jan. 28 but officials from the restaurant were a no-show, causing Tokar to warn that if they don’t show up to Monday’s hearing, the restaurant’s license could be suspended.

Bury still waiting for answers from TC’s Pub By Bob Rakow Staff Reporter Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury says she’s not satisfied with a tavern owner’s response regarding a drunken driving charge faced by a manager at one his establishments. “I want to give him the benefit of the doubt,” Bury said of Robert Olson, the owner of TC’s Pub, 9700 S. Cicero Ave. One day before Olson agreed with the village on a series of modifications designed to prevent underage drinking at his tavern, a manager of the bar was charged with drunken driving and possession of a controlled substance, police said. Jillian M. Lindquist, 30, an Oak Lawn resident, also ������������ was charged Jan. 5 with speeding, no insurance, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and illegal transportation of alcohol following a stop 105th Street and Pulaski Road, police said. Bury wrote a letter to Olson, a DUI attorney, summarizing her concerns about the incident. Olson responded, but the mayor said she’s not satisfied and has offered Olson an opportunity to submit a more-detailed reply. “He looked me in the eye, signed that agreement and didn’t disclose (the incident),” said Bury, who serves as the village’s liquor commissioner.

Olson told Bury that he did not reveal the charges against Lindquist because she contacted him after the incident, and the information she shared is protected by attorney-client privilege, Bury said. Olson added that Lindquist was not leaving the bar when she was stopped, Bury said. But Bury said that according to village code, a bar manager bears the same responsibility as the owner. “My concerns remain. I just want some assurances,” Bury said. “I want to see his thoughts.” She added that she wants an update on the ������������������������� state’s Beverage ����������������� Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training program Olson agreed to provide his employees as part of the agreement with the village. Olson originally went before the liquor commission and was ������ fined $250 for being open after hours on Dec. 13 and $1,000 because cocaine was found in the office of the establishment when police responded to a disturbance at the establishment that night. The agreement with the village calls on Olson to enforce an employee code of conduct as well as a drug-free workplace policy. Additionally, he agreed to hire security to be at the bar from 8 p.m. until close on Fridays, Saturdays and other nights that a large is

expected. An off-duty police officer is one of the two security personnel hired by Olson, he said. Bury said she did not set a deadline for Olson to respond to the letter. Police spotted Lindquist’s car swerving on eastbound 103rd Street at 2:36 a.m, according to reports. The squad car activated its emergency lights but Lindquist sped up, police said. She turned right at 103rd Street and Pulaski Road and stopped near 105th Street. Lindquist’s speech was slurred and she had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, reports said. She denied she was drinking, but police found an empty bottle of hard apple cider in her car, they said. ���������������������������� Police also found a partial pill, later identified as Amphetamine, in her wallet. Lindquist said the odor of alcohol existed because she was a bartender. She denied that she sped up when police activated the patrol car lights.

She ������������������������������� refused to undergo field sobriety tests or chemical testing at the police station, police said. (bullet) In a related matter, George’s Lounge, 5407 W. 95th St., reopened last week after obtaining a valid liquor license, Bury said. George’s was fined $500 for serving four underage patrons on Nov. 9 and an addition $1,000 for not posting a valid liquor license, the second such violation. An expired liquor license was posted in the tavern, according to police, who could not find a valid license in the state’s database. The underage drinking was discovered when police arrived to conduct a spot check, they said. The ID check revealed four underage patrons, one who had a fake ID, police said. Bury said George’s owner John Cerniuk has made some significant changes at his establishment, including an identification verification system. “I think it was a genuine mistake that was made,” Bury said.

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Our Neighborhood

Saints alive, there is more snow

This unusual looking tree on 99th Court near Brother Rice High School collects plenty of the white stuff during Saturday’s snowfall.

A statue of St. Francis of Assisi in the St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park is covered with snow on Saturday as record snowfalls in the area continue this winter.

Photos by Jeff Vorva

During Saturday afternoon’s snowfall, the hill in Hickory Hills (left) was a hot spot.

A child decides to build a snow project away from the other kids who were sledding in Hickory Oak Lawn’s gazebo accents the beauty of Saturday’s snow, unlike the black, slushy, snow that made streets in the area slippery and dangerous Hills on Saturday.

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By Mark Andrews

Compiled by Jeff Vorva

News and events from our archives.

Charges of adultery against Palos Hills mayor dropped 50 years ago

From the Feb. 6, 1964 issue    The story: Charges of adultery against Palos Hills Mayor John Jager were dismissed in the Oak Lawn court. Neighbor Luther Weaver claimed he stood outside of his home and heard “sounds” coming from his bedroom window. A judge made his decision after hearing Mrs. Weaver’s testimony.    The quote: “They were all so clean and all so cold,” – an unidentified resident who helped rescue a six-member family from Texas that was stranded on the toll road with 15 cents, no gas and a headlight out on its car.    Fun fact: Columnist and radio personality Jack Mabley was scheduled to make a guest appearance at Ingerson Rambler in Oak Lawn.

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From the Feb. 9, 1989 issue    The story: A group of citizens in Worth protested the proposed opening of an Oil Express at 11555 S. Harlem. Reporter Jeff Wisniewski’s lead to his story was “Oil was not well Tuesday night …’’    The quote: “We don’t expect nothing for nothing. My husband’s integrity is in jeopardy and I will not stand for it.” – the wife of Chicago Ridge Public Works employee Chuck Tarqueno, whose husband was accused of receiving a free sidewalk replacement in front of his house.    Fun fact: OK, it can happen to the best of editors, but a caption in the sports section said that “Marist’s Mike O’Keefe stuffs the bull…”

This guy wasn’t exactly Santa on Xmas Eve 10 years ago

From the Feb. 5, 2004 issue    The story: A Downers Grove man was charged with of residential burglary after allegedly stealing passports, credit cards and jewelry from a boarded up home in Hickory Hills on Christmas Eve. The house was on a bad streak as it suffered damage in a fire a few weeks prior.    The quote: “Just because I didn’t win at first doesn’t mean that I can’t help,’’ – Worth’s Rick Landry, who lost in an election for village trustee but was appointed to the library board after the death of Beverly Groark.    Fun fact: OK, this might not be all that fun, but it was kind of funny. The Reporter ran a story with a headline “Throwing up will rot your teeth.’’

   Feb. 6: ON THIS DATE in 1778, France recognized the United States and signed a treaty of military aid; England declared war on France the same day. In 1952, Britain’s King George VI died; he was succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth.    Feb. 7: ON THIS DATE in 1904, a fire began in Baltimore that raged for 30 hours and destroyed more than 1,500 buildings. In 1964, The Beatles began their first American tour as they arrived at New York’s Kennedy International Airport.    Feb. 8: ON THIS DATE in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.    Feb. 9: ON THIS DATE in 1861, the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis president and Alexander H. Stephens vice president. In 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.    Feb. 10: ON THIS DATE in 1954, President Eisenhower warned against U.S. intervention in Vietnam’s civil conflict.    Feb. 11: ON THIS DATE in 660 B.C., Japan was founded, according to tradition, by Emperor Jimmu Tenno. In 1809, Robert Fulton patented the steamboat.    Feb. 12: ON THIS DATE in 1870, women in the Utah Territory gained the right to vote.    Answer to last week’s question: This week in 1921, the movie “The Kid,” starring Charlie Chaplin and child star Jackie Coogan, was released.    This week’s question: What American won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France?    (Mark Andrews can be reached via e-mail at mlandrews@ embarqmail.com.)


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PAWWS dogs give unconditional love to area vets (Continued from page 1) to acquire dogs and train them as service dogs to be paired with veterans in need, particularly men and women with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injuries, at no cost to veterans, including the cost of food and veterinary care. To date, PAWWS has trained two service dogs, but has ambitious plans. Dog duties Like most service animals, PAWWS dogs are trained to handle an array of duties. “Our dogs are obediencetrained and house-trained, as well as trained to do house tasks,” Barnett said. “The majority of the tasks are the same from dog to dog, such as picking up stuff, reminding them to take their medication, waking them up when they have a nightmare, leading them outside of a building when they have a panic attack, alerting them when someone is approaching from behind, clearing a home when a veteran comes home [to re-assure the veteran that no intruders are in the home] and the most important thing is, we teach the dogs to block, to keep people away from the veteran by getting in between

or even nudging people away from the veteran.” That’s important for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. “What most people don’t realize is that [many veterans with PTSD] don’t want to celebrate,” she explained. “They don’t want you to throw a party for them. They don’t want to come to your party. We can barely get them to come to our events.” Many of those tasks are performed because many veterans with PTSD “don’t feel safe anymore,” Barnett explained. “[In combat situations], they always had a battle buddy to watch out for them, but now they don’t. Now, they’re on their own,” she added. Most of the veterans she serves are homeless, as well as suicidal. “Twenty-four [veterans] a day kill themselves,” she said. “It was one a day when I started this.” Dogs are never a trigger Part of the canine training, Barnett added, is to ensure that the service dog never becomes a trigger for a veteran’s stressors. “Just about anything can be a trigger [for a veteran with

PTSD]. It’s anything that reminds them of war, and it can be something you’d never expect,” she noted. “For example, the wife made chicken again, and now he got mad at her and beat her up or whatever because he can’t stand to eat any meat with bones in it, because that reminds him of bodies. “And that’s just one thing. It can be a Coke can on the ground. It can be a little kid running up to them. It can be a word, a TV newscast, seeing a person on the street [in Middle Eastern attire]. Anything can remind them of war, because everything reminds them of war.” The service dogs are not a trigger, Barnett said, because they “never hurt [a veteran’s] feelings. They give love unconditionally and never do anything wrong.” The dogs bond with their new owners and often make a remarkable improvement in a veteran’s life. Barnett tells the tale of a Palos Heights veteran who came to PAWWS to return his dog, because he was about to become homeless and he did not want the dog to be homeless, too. “I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Barnett said as she recalled that she then

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found lodging for the man—the same man who later credited the service dog with preventing his suicide. Barnett reports a bit of frustration in getting pet-related corporate donors to assist PAWWS, so she is turning to local groups, individuals and units of government to see the value in what she is doing. “Aside from the good we’re doing for veterans, wherever we locate when we expand— whether that’s Sid’s in Palos Hills or somewhere in Palos Heights or wherever—we will make a solid contribution to the local economy,” she said. “I already have people coming from all over [to Pack Leader Academy, one of the region’s premier facilities]. The revenue we could bring in [from a PAWWS development] would be substantial, when you think of the effect we’d have on local hotels, restaurants and more. We’d make Palos—whether it’s Palos Hills or Palos Heights or Palos Park—the nation’s top destination for veterans and their families to be helped like this. We just need a little help Photo by Tim Hadac to move it forward and make Pam Barnett, PAWWS founder and president, with Harold Koal, it a reality.” a black Labrador service dog.

Elderly OL women dies in the cold By Bob Rakow Staff Reporter

factors in her death, the medical examiner said. Family members were unable An elderly Oak Lawn died to contact Diesness by telephone from cold-related causes last Jan. 28, so they asked a neighweek after a neighbor found bor to check on her, police said. her lying in the snow near her The neighbor found the woman home, police said. lying in the snow. She called 911 and performed CPR until Antoinette Diesness, 86, of paramedics arrived. the 8700 block of Meade AvDiesness was pronounced enue, died from hypothermia dead at Advocate Christ Medical due to cold exposure, accord- Center. She is the 17th reported ing to the Cook County medical cold-related death this winter in examiner’s office. Heart disease Cook County, authorities said. and dementia were contributing In January, A Worth woman

died as a result of exposure to the cold, police said. She was the 12th reported cold-related death in Cook County this winter. Lynda K. Eads, 57, was found lying in the snow at 8:25 a.m. in the 7200 block of Southwest Highway, near the mobile home park where she lived, according to reports. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that Eads died of hypothermia due to extreme cold, alcohol intoxication and hypertension, police said.

Community Briefs Evergreen Park Sexton’s Family Flake Fest

Photo by Jeff Vorva

Patch’s local websites will be going through a transformation after hundreds of editors were laid off last week.

Patchwork changes at community sites By Jeff Vorva Reporter editor    Hundreds of Patch website journalists across the country — including a handful in this area — were not hailing the news that Hale Global had for them last week.    The Hale Global firm bought controlling interest in Patch from AOL a few weeks ago and the ink was barely dry in the contract before the company laid off a reported three-quarters of its editorial staff including editors of the Palos and Orland Park sites. AOL was reportedly losing hundreds of millions of dollars per year.    In its recent heyday, there would be one editor overseeing each town but at first that changed dramatically when AOL laid off 400 Patch editors and local editors had to juggle multiple communities.    With the latest round of cuts, it appears that four local editors will divvy up the south suburbs, which includes Oak Lawn, the three Palos towns, Orland Park, Evergreen Park, Chicago Heights, Frankfort, HomewoodFlossmoor, Joliet, Lemont. Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Plainfield, Romeoville, Shorewood, Tinley Park as well as the Beverly-Mt. Greenwood neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.    Oh, and also on their plates are keeping tabs on some western suburbs, some as far away as Oswego.    Overseeing the changes in the area is Associate Editorial Director Dennis Robaugh who admitted Monday that having one editor in each town was “not a smart way of doing things” but that Chicago’s South Suburban sites were one of the stronger

sites in the country.    Now the company will have to rely on more contributions from members of the community.    “The vision of Patch was originally of a digital town square where people could come and share their information,’’ Robaugh said. “It was community members and journalists banding together to tell the stories of a town. The journalism will still be an important part of that. But we have to find the right business model to sustain that.    “We had a lot of great pieces in Patch the last couple of years. But they didn’t fit together particularly well. We are in the process of figuring out what is the right model to sustain online community journalism. We’ll be trying a lot of different things during the transition to come up with a business model that fits the vision.’’    When Patch editors worked in one town, they constantly refreshed their sites with new stories on a daily basis and were staples at community board meetings. They monitored police scanners and were on the scene for fires and accidents and

major crimes and were able to give out some details at those events. They also made an effort in covering local sports.    But if there is a house fire on Orland Park or an armed robbery in Oak Lawn, there may or may not be a reporter on the scene. “It depends on the news,” Robaugh said. “It depends on the proximity. It’s something [any news organization] would go through. How interesting is it? How will it affect our audience? You weigh it against other things that are happening at the same time. You take it as it comes and you make the best decision you can.’’

   Mayor Sexton’s Family Flake Fest takes place from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at Yukich fields, 8900 S. Kedzie Ave, in the firehouse. Participants are asked to enter the west side of building. The event will start with a youth speed skating classic for children 3 years old through eighth grade at the ice rink. Registration will be held from 11 a.m. until noon. In addition to the skating classic, other events will include free ice skating, crafts with Home Depot, Oberweis cocoa and cookie decorating, children’s crafts, face painting and a bake sale. The Evergreen Park Community High Snow Queen and Court also will be featured. For more information, call the village at 229-3373, or visit evergreenparkill.com.

Oak Lawn The Producers Hit the Stage at the Oak Lawn Park District

   Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Teen Theatre production of the musical comedy, “The Producers.” The

production is running at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Tickets for the production are available at the Oak View Center. Tickets are $16 each. For more information, or to order tickets, call 857-2200.

tributed nationally, prompting a nationwide tour. Sullivan’s vocals have been compared to Patsy Cline and Bonnie Raitt. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $12 and includes the admission fee and food and beverages up to $6. Individuals must be 21 years or older. For more information and reservations, call 857-2433.

Embroiderers to meet

Palos Heights Town and Country Art League

   The Beverly Hills Embroiderers’ Guild will hold its regular monthly meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. The day meeting, featuring appliqué and Shashiko presented by Diane Bak will be held at 9 a.m.The evening group meeting featuring twilling technique will be held at 7 p.m. Those interested may a meeting at no charge or obligation. The meetings run from September through April. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 425-6793.

Sullivan Duo performs

   The Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Clubhouse, 5850 W. 103rd St., announces the return of the Katie Sullivan Duo from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. With two CDs under her belt, her newly released album “Melting Pot” is now dis-

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   The Town and Country Art League will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th.    Marikay Witlock, a landscape artist, will do a demonstration of pastels. She is a participant in the evolution from empty paper to a recording of light, space, memory, and mood. The members will hold a competition on architecture/structure.    The public is invited. Guests are asked for a $5 donation. (3491274)    Members exhibiting works at local libraries are Anna Grob at Acorn, Rose Ellitch at Green Hills and George Horalek at Palos Park. Members will exhibit at the Vogt Visual Arts Center “What Do You Love exhibit” Feb. 4 to 28.

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Inside the First Amendment

A time for more speech in the face of bias, bigotry By Gene Policinski    One of the most difficult times for the public image of the First Amendment is when its protection for freedom of expression means sheltering speech that most people find offensive, degrading or vile.    Arizona State University just cut ties with a fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, over a party that the local chapter hosted on Martin Luther King Day. At that party, based on photos later posted on social web sites, frat members and others dressed in what’s been described as “gang clothing,” flashed gang hand signals and drank from watermelon cups.    The university also was considering requests to expel students who participated in the offensive behavior, though some community activists properly are having second thoughts about that demand.    Racist conduct and offensive images, particularly on a day memorializing a man who fought and died in the service of racial equality are, without doubt, worthy of condemnation. And ASU likely is within its rights to dismiss the TKE from its list of affiliated fraternities.    But there’s also little doubt that the students’ “speech” — as repugnant as it is — is protected by the First Amendment. Better that the university community and the community-at-large use their own First Amendment rights to loudly condemn racist stereotypes and thoughtless insults.    Government may restrict what we say only in very narrow circumstances: public safety, true threats and speech that could incite immediate violence are among the limited reasons. In most cases, it should be the court of public opinion rather than the court of law that passes judgment and reacts to our speech and ideas.    Only a generation ago, some universities expelled students who offended many in their communities by speaking out on what campus officials thought was an inappropriate topic, racial equality, including some courageous young people who participated in the historic Freedom Rides a half-century ago.    There’s no such positive message in the antics at Arizona State. But we demand that government to be viewpoint and contentneutral when it comes to

freedom of expression. The First Amendment doesn’t allow for a government agency that decides “this speech is ok, this is not.”    Here’s another approach to fixing what’s broken at ASU: Just a few days before the party, a colleague and I welcomed to the Newseum the attendees to the National Association of Black Journalists annual Hall of Fame event. Among the inductees this year: a soft spoken photographer, Moses Newson, whose iconic images documented the high points of the civil rights movement 50 years ago. Newson was riding on one of the first Freedom Ride buses when, on May 14, 1961, it was attacked outside Anniston, Ala., by a gang of racist thugs who broke out windows, beat the Freedom Riders and torched the bus.    Newson stayed on the bus as long as possible, documenting the violence, but finally had to tuck his camera, for safety, under a seat before fleeing for his life. As the Freedom Riders left the bus, they were attacked and beaten. Months later, the bus company mailed him the camera — a burned and melted hulk. That camera is on display among the civil rights exhibit upstairs from where Newson was honored for his courage in documenting the great moments of the civil rights movement.    More effective than expulsion of the misguided and uninformed would be a program in which TKE members and their party guests learned about the Newson and the Freedom Riders, studied the meaning of the work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and examined the history of the civil rights movement, and its use of all five freedoms of the First Amendment to change a nation.    Gaining an understanding of how freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition can and did bring positive change to our society may not entirely erase the sting of a night’s thoughtless antics and insults. But it would be a good start.

Yes there may be some flaws, but Filan shouldn’t be judged    The motto at Brother Rice High School is “Act Manfully in Christ Jesus.”    I suppose you could argue veteran teacher Al Filan did not live up to that motto. If you doubt me, I’d be happy to share with you some of the Facebook posts I’ve read regarding his unfortunate death.    Sadly, some couldn’t wait to cast judgment on the man, while others (former students) were quick to recall what a bad guy he was, supporting their claims by recalling some incident or another that happened at the school 30 years ago.    Filan’s demise has been covered by every media outlet imaginable, including one of the New York dailies, which feasts on sensationalistic headlines. Filan, 61, was allegedly murdered Jan. 18 by a 20-year-old woman he contacted via an escort service, police said.    The family of the woman, Alisha Walker, of Akron, Ohio, maintains that she acted in self-defense when she allegedly stabbed Filan following an

The B-Side by Bob Rakow argument over services rendered. Walker was arrested a few days later and is in Cook County Jail where she’ll await trial. We’ll know more details soon enough.    Police say Filan contacted the woman on a Backpage.com, a website that includes an adult section featuring escort services, massage parlors, phone sex and a variety of other salacious items not often mentioned in polite company. He had seen the woman on previous occasions, they say.    Soon after Filan’s death was reported, Facebook blew up.    One post said, in part, “…this reeks of hypocrisy to the point of being offensive. Come on. Catholic teachings/prostitution. Those things don’t really mesh.”    I understand that people are shocked, disappointed, saddened. We don’t expect dedicated educators who’ve given four decades

of their lives to teaching and coaching to have a sordid past. After all, teachers are supposed to serve as role models and offer guidance to our children. That’s the hope. It’s not always reality.    I’m shocked that anyone—especially those who knew him— would criticize Filan. He died a horrible death, the result of some poor decisions. It’s sad, but we do not know all the circumstances, the entire story. Maybe the better course would be to back off and simply mourn the death of man who made a difference. Remember that he has a family who is struggling over the death of a loved one.    Others Facebook posters have not focused on Filan’s actions or character, but how his misdeeds may affect the reputation and future of Brother Rice High School. The school is the victim, one Facebook poster argued.    But another Facebook poster retorted: “I guess my main point is that an individual’s indiscretions don’t automatically prove the values they promote as unworthy (and by extension the organizations they represent),

but there seems little disagreement there.”    That’s spot on. Al Filan went into the classroom every day for 40 years and spent after-school hours on the soccer field or basketball court. He, like many other long-tenured teachers at Brother Rice, was dedicated and committed—but not perfect. Was he alone? I doubt it. Schools are full of fine educators who have a failing, a weakness, an episode in their private lives they’d prefer not to reveal. Unlike Filan, however, they weren’t killed as a consequence.    Another Facebook post I came across summarizes my feelings on this whole tragic incident. “If we got a hidden camera view into your lives, any time you might have mistreated someone, any time you were not consistent with values you promoted, every deep dark secret, would it paint a picture of a morally flawless person, one who can cast judgment yet cannot be judged, or would it be a picture of another flawed human being?”    Say a prayer for Al Filan and his family.

Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s First Amendment Center. He can be reached at gpolicinski@newseum.org.

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Bob Payne, Orland Park “I like being part of this community, being connected to these people. One thing that drew us here is that everyone is into everyone else. This group is transparent. The teaching is tremendous. They really speak well and send you out ready for more.”

Brian Dennert, Crestwood “It’s a chance to be encouraged. It is a renewal as I enter into the new week.”

Debby Heidler, Hinsdale “To worship Jesus Christ with a community of believers. These people are family to me.”

Rhoda Mattson, Midlothian “As a follower of Jesus I need the support and encouragement of the community to do just that.”

Steve Beezhold, Palos Heights “I want a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I love to have a community with other people who care about having a deep relationship with the Lord and with each other.”


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Death Notices Rita M. Brehovsky Rita M. Brehovsky, nee Trojanek, 78, of Hickory Hills dies Jan. 29 at home. Visitation was Tuesday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills and Mass was held later in the day

at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Mrs. Brehovsky was survived by her daughter Donna Brehovsky. She was born in Chicago and worked as a secretary.

Benefits & Fundraisers    Dig through the closets and pull out gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses to donate to Moraine Valley Community College’s Dream Come True Project. The dresses will be given away free of charge to local high school girls on Saturday, March 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., in Building S, Room 117, on the main campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy, Palos Hills.    Dresses of all styles and sizes that are in good condition will be accepted. Shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories also will be accepted. Donations can be brought to the Multicultural Student Affairs Department in Room 201, on the second floor of Building S, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.    For more information about making a donation, call Nereida Perez at 974-5475. ***

   Neat Repeats Resale stores are looking for volunteers to work in their stores.    Volunteers are asked to give five hours a week to make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence. The next volunteer recruitment day is Monday, Jan. 20 at the stores in Orland Park, 9028 W. 159th St., or in Worth, 7026 W. 111th St. Interested individuals can come in, receive a tour, meet other volunteers, and learn more about Neat Repeats. For more information call the store manager in Orland Park at 3647605, or in Worth at 361-6860. All sales at Neat Repeats Resale benefit the clients served by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.

Focus on Seniors AARP Offers Driver Safety Program for Seniors

   The first AARP Smart Driver Class for 2014 will be offered at the Office for Citizen Services, 3450 W. 97th St., Evergreen Park, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and Feb. 7. Attendance on both days is required. The class size is limited, so early registration is suggested. The eight-hour refresher course reviews rules of the road for the mature adult. Sign up for the class may be made in person, or by mail at the OCS. Checks should made payable to AARP, and include the participant’s name, address and phone number. The fee for AARP members is $15 and for non-mem-

bers, $20. AARP members are asked card to the first class for verification. For more information, call 422-8776. In addition to updating driving knowledge and skills, class members may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance after completing the course.

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   The Double Nickel Plus Chorus meets at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. in Evergreen Park, every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 111. Newcomers are welcome. For more information call 422-8776.

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Oak Lawn’s relay has purple theme    Oak Lawn Community High School will host its Relay for Life for the 12th year in a row.    Relay for Life is an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research.    Per Relay tradition, the faculty, staff, and students will paint the gym purple by wearing purple T-shirts during the boys’ basketball games against Reavis High School on Friday. The sophomore game begins at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.    TJ Zuzga, Relay for Life sponsor said: “The Paint the Gym Purple events have generated a lot of attention during the past few years and the committee is looking forward to another successful evening. Reavis High School is also promoting the event with their students and fans. The night promises to be well attended and should reinforce the athletic rivalry between the two schools. The proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.”

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Oak Lawn students David Oliver, Brian Pfister, and John Morgan show off their spirit during the 2013 Paint the Gym Purple event. The school is hosting its 2014 event on Friday.    Fans are encouraged to drape themselves in purple attire. A limited number of t-shirts will

be on sale prior to the game. Students can purchase t-shirts in the student cafeteria during

the week of the event. — Submitted by Oak Lawn Community High School

Park Lawn presents French-flavored fundraiser Patrons may celebrate French style at Park Lawn’s Rhapsody in Blue Auction from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Double Tree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St. in Alsip.  Sports announcer and Channel 11 host Gene Honda, and U.S. 99.5 traffic and news reporter Bonnie Greene will be masters of ceremonies. Each year Park Lawn honors longtime supporters at the auction with the Blue Sapphire Award. This year’s award will be given to Tim Harrigan for his longevity and commitment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Guests will enjoy dinner, open bar, live music and entertainment by Sundance the Band, live and silent auctions. The live will feature sports items and tickets, trips, and unique experiences. Auction services will be provided by Sayre and Jones Auctioneers. 

The event will feature a raffle for a French Canadian Trip for two in Montreal and Quebec City. This exciting trip for two includes seven days and 6 nights exploring Montreal and Quebec City. Stay at four star hotels in both cities and enjoy dinner at the Chez Queux in Montreal courtesy of Monograms vacations. Also included in this package is transportation between the two cities via Canada’s high speed train and a round trip, non-stop flight on Air Canada. Raffle tickets for the French Canadian trip cost $100 and only

500 will be sold. The drawing will take place during the Rhapsody in Blue auction. Tickets to the auction are sold separately.  Winner need not be present to win. The raffle proceeds will benefit the Park Lawn’s vocational programs and 10 residential facilities located throughout south suburbs. A highlight of the live auction will be the Fund-A-Cause. The money raised through this year’s Fund-A-Cause will support Park Lawn’s Enrichment Program. This program provides adults with intellectual and development disabilities opportunities for

personal growth, social interaction, public service and healthy living.   Proceeds from the event will benefit Park Lawn’s mission to provide services that promote independence, choice, and access to community living individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tickets are $125 per person, $225 per couple, and $1,000 for a table of 10. Cocktail attire is required.  To purchase tickets for the event or raffle please contact Laurie Leiser, 708425-6867, lleiser@parklawn.com, or visit www.parklawn.com. – Submitted by Park Lawn

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First Senior Art Night a big hit    A group of Hickory Hills seniors found their inner artist at the City’s first senior Art Night, held last Wednesday. Kate Catizone, a young artist and volunteer organizer of the class, instructed the art students on painting techniques.    This is a two-hour class where participants are given all the supplies and any instruction needed to go home with their own masterpiece. The next Art Night will be at 6 p.m., Feb. 26 at the Hickory Hills Community Center. Call City Hall at 598-4800 to register. The cost is $20 per artist for single class or $50 for all three classes. The cost covers all the art supplies, canvas and instruction.

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Members of the (all-star) band A group of Worth Junior High School students was selected as South Suburban Junior High School Conference All Star Band Members.  The students will participate in the All-Star Band performance during the Conference Band Festival on February 19 at Arbor Park Middle School. Members of the team are Crystal Gutierrez (tuba), Rebecca Harkala (trombone), Madelyn Powers (trumpet), Farah Elhoumaidi (flute), Adam Zatar (baritone horn), Zane Cook (tenor saxophone), Rebecca Ruger-Smith (tenor saxophone), Jillian Cabusas (bass clarinet), Matthew Brzeczek (trumpet) and Jakub Zolnik (basson)

Pappas, however, said the $37.5 million is the combined totals for pension liability ($25.3 million) and Other Post Employment Benefits ($12.2 million) which was collected by the district’s pension agency. The total for both pension and OPEB is calculated with the district’s unfunded $23 million, which leaves the funded ratio at 37.8 percent. “Those are their figures, I don’t make the figures or manipulate them in any way,” Pappas said. “Our calculations are done with simple math based on figures they provided.” Langert said the finances are not a ‘’mess.’’ “We have no issues paying our pension obligations, we’ve never missed a payment and we’re very proud of how well we manage debt,” Langert said. “The postretirement insurance benefits are a pay-as-you-go and when our employees retire they are replaced by less expensive employees.” Langert also said that the school district could pay off 100 percent of its pension and OPEB debt. However, according to officials at the Treasurer’s Office, one of the ways to pay off 100 percent would be for the school district to completely pay the debt is by terminating OPEB. By law, the school district is not required to

provide OPEB to its employees and could terminate the program at any time. “I think the intentions are good and they’re trying to promote transparency by providing the taxpayers with this information, but unfortunately they really missed the mark,” Langert said. Langert said he contacted the Cook County Treasurer’s Office to discuss the discrepancies in the figures published on the Cook County website and mailed to taxpayers in CHSD 230’s taxing district. Despite Langert’s concerns the numbers were provided by the IMRF who was overseen by the school district. The taxpayers are able to view the school district’s financial information on the Cook County Treasurer’s Office website, cookcountytreasurer.com, by simply entering their property index number or searching by name of the taxing district. After the meeting, some District 230 members were angry about the way they were portrayed in the media. School board member Tony Serratore called for the Southtown to retract the Jan. 27 column that cited the figures published on Cook County’s website. “The article in the Southtown really got me going on this and I think since they never show up to our meetings anyway, I think we need to address with

them the fact that there needs to be some sort of retraction,” Serratore said. “There was false information printed that is being shared with the residents in our district and I think that needs to be retracted.” Board President Richard Nogal and Gay sent out a statement to the District 230 community Monday with a chart and a message that said “We hope to make clear that the property tax bill inaccurately implies that District 230 has a ‘shortage’ in meeting its pension and healthcare obligations. The District 230 school board and administration have kept a keen eye on its financial obligations and have met and will continue to meet 100 percent of those obligations.’’ Langert said the school district does not want to get into a situation where they say the Cook County Treasurer’s Office numbers are inaccurate and the school district numbers are accurate. However, he hopes next year the numbers more accurately depict the school district’s financial strength. “I’m not surprised that the school districts are upset about the figures they submitted, it shows them in a negative light,” Pappas said. “Taxpayers are starting to see what’s going on in the school districts and municipalities and they are not happy with the way their tax dollars are being spent.”

Bulletin Board Chicago Ridge School District 127.5

   Registration Coming Up for 2014-2015 Kindergarten Enrollment.    Kindergarten Enrollment for Chicago Ridge School District 127.5 will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at Ridge Central School, 10800 S. Lyman Ave. and Ridge Lawn School, 5757 W. 105th St. For more information, call Ridge Central at 636-2001, or Ridge Lawn at 636-2002.    A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible

for kindergarten. Parents must bring the child’s original birth certificate and three proofs of residency.

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   Birth certificates for children born anywhere in Cook County may be obtained from the FifthDistrict Courthouse Building, 10200 South 76th Ave., Bridgeview. For more information call 470-7233. Parents also may go to any local currency exchange and request a birth certificate. For children born within Illinois but outside Cook County, parents can contact the Division of Vital Records, 605 W. Jefferson, Springfield, or call 217-782-6553.

   Kolmar Avenue School, 10425 S. Kolmar Ave., Oak Lawn, is hosting preschool registration from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the school. For more information, call 422-1800.

Pictured are Mara Petraitis, Sara Murczak., Cassidy McCormick., they present Fortuna as their Future City.

   Schools registering kindergarteners and preschoolers.    Kindergarten Registration will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Hometown Elementary School, 8870 S. Duffy Ave. For more information and an appointment, call 857-5020.

program that gives students an opportunity to think like city planners and engineers. Students considered many issues including planning and maintaining their city, taxes and services, emergency, transportation and education matters, zoning and infrastructure, and location.    “The girls worked on the proj-

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21 years,” said Stagg Principal Eric Olsen in a news release. “Bob has been coaching student (Continued from page 1) athletes in the south suburbs staff members with an empha- since 1974 and is one of the most sis on serving the needs of our well respected individuals in Ilstudents throughout her tenure linois high school athletics.  in the district. Her leadership, “As Bob closes out his tremenpassion and commitment will cer- dous career, we welcome Terry tainly be missed as she moves on Treasure back home to Stagg to the next chapter in her life.” High School where he began his Fabrizio has been synonymous career in District 230.  Terry with Stagg sports over the years. comes to us with a wealth of The former St. Laurence and knowledge and experience in Elmhurst College coach stepped athletics and administration.  in the Palos Hills’ school door He has worked closely with col21 years ago and found a home leagues in the Southwest Subhe loved. urban Conference for a number “Coming here has just been a of years and is well respected blessing for me and my family,’’ by administration across the Fabrizio said Monday. “It’s been conference.  His diverse expevery good. After this I would like rience, passion for high school to work part time somewhere, athletics and commitment to the maybe do some volunteer work development of young men and and kick back a little bit. I’m women in high school will be not ready just to sit on the side- an asset for the entire Stagg lines.’’ community.” Fabrizio said he and Piatchek Treasure has served District talked about when they would 230 students over the past 20 retire four years ago. years as assistant principal for “I’ll be short of being 62 years athletics and activities, dean of Submitted Photo old when it happens,” Fabrizio students and coach at Sandburg Nancy Kane and Mary Doran, as said. “We both thought overall it and physical education teacher would be the best decision.’’ and coach at Stagg.  Stagg bosses say they will He coached numerous Divimiss him. sion I college athletes in football, “It has been an honor for baseball and wrestling, a profesthe students, staff, and admin- sional player in baseball and an ect for months, putting in count- istration at Stagg High School Illinois High School Association less hours after school and on to work with Bob over the past state champion wrestler from weekends, mostly with the help of their families,” said OLHMS Math teacher, Mary Doran.    Both Doran and OLHMS Art teacher, Mara Petraitis, said they enjoyed their time at UIC cheering the girls on. — Submitted by Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School

Area students look at the future    Three seventh grade students at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School competed in the 2014 Future City competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Jan. 25.    Nancy Kane, Sarah Murczek, and Cassidy McCormick, were awarded fourth place in the competition.    Future City is an education

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Terry Treasure Stagg. Prior to joining District 230 he served as physical education teacher, athletic director and coach at Conrady Junior High School. The School Board also approved Dwyer as athletic director at Andrew High School to replace Piatchek. “We have been blessed with an athletic director who over the past two decades who has been viewed as a leader and resource throughout the State of Illinois,” said Andrew Principal Robert Nolting in a news release. “Rich Piatchek has been a leader in the development of sports like bowling, competitive dance, and cheerleading at the state level and Andrew has been a marquee venue for IHSA for years due to his ability to organize and run top notch events,’’ Andrew Principal Robert Nolting said in a news release. “I have confidence that Mike Dwyer will maintain that leadership while making important changes to move our athletic programs forward.’’ Dwyer has served the Andrew High School community since 1998 as a social studies teacher, assistant athletic director and coach. He has coached varsity football and boys track and field for 16 years, serving the last eight as the offensive coordinator and head boys track coach since 2005.  

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Shaping up at the Bulls/Sox Academy    First through eight-grade students at St. Bernadette Catholic Academy attended a field trip to the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle on January 30. Students participated in cutting-edge exer-gaming activities. They also listened to various health-living messages from professional athletes.    Students who participated were Romeo Hughes, Dameon Hall, William Sullivan, Ifechukwumere Okolo, Hannah O’Neill, Anna Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Jacobson, Jeremiah Powell, Reginald Sykes III, Ja’Niya Williams, Chiomo Okolo, Mia Tolbert, Zachary Zawisza, Daniel McKeown and Magnus Gertonson.


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Special Olympics tourney now called Matt Kocher Games By Bob McParland District 218    At times, the Special Olympics volunteers seem a sea of black. Wearing their event T-shirts, the Richards High School students sometimes bunch together in monochrome masses, looking for more work when they occasionally run out of things to do.    And Matt Kocher, even though he did not attend Richards, liked being one of them.    For nine straight years, the son of Kathy and John Kocher, who works at Richards as an academic counselor, volunteered for the Illinois Special Olympics basketball tournament.    When Matt tragically died last summer in a drowning accident, everyone connected to the Kocher family mourned.    As a sophomore at Andrew High School, Matt distinguished himself as an academic star, a three-sport athlete, and a young man whose sense of kindness,

generosity, and humanity impressed everyone.    “The games provided Matt an opportunity to realize the tremendous satisfaction that comes from working together to help others,” said John Kocher.    This year, Richards designated the tournament as The Matt Kocher Games and it will remain that way permenantly.    “Matt would certainly be humbled by this dedication in his honor,” John Kocher said.    For those who volunteer, it’s a long day. Athletic Director Ken Styler, teachers, and more than 150 students tend to every detail.    Students sell food at the concession stand and prepare lunch for the athletes in the school kitchen. They help raise money for Special Olympics by selling sweatshirts, T-shirts, and other gear.    And they help run the games. They track the score, signal

substitutions, and keep time.    As a tribute to their friend, nine students from Andrew helped prepare lunch for the Special Olympics athletes. That’s one of the things that Matt did every year.    “It was a super day. It was great for hearts and souls, as we did feel a lot of love,” John said. “Matt’s friends were in awe of the day, most of them never had such an opportunity to experience volunteering in such a hands-on way. They are ready for next year already and want to do some other events to help others.”    Matt’s dedication to Special Olympics represented just one aspect of his work as a volunteer. Matt volunteered time to his church and community through numerous activities.    Last month, Matt posthumously received the Cook County Sheriff’s Youth Service Medal of Honors for his volunteer efforts.

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Richards High School academic counselor John Kocher appears with nine of his son Matt’s friends at the Illinois Special Olympics basketball tournament. Matt, who was a sophomore at Andrew High School, tragically died last summer in a drowning accident. Matt’s friends appearing in the photo include Ryan Donahue, Nick Kamholz, Scott Nemec, Sean Reddy, Joe Scott, Justin Smith, Aman Sood, Ben Vonderheide, and Jimmy Zajac.

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   Community residents are invited to Chicago Christian High School Theater Department’s spring production of “Hilarity Ensues: A Night of Comedy.” Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 in the CCHS auditorium, 12001 S. Oak Park Ave., Palos Heights. The evening will feature the school’s first Chicago Christian High School Improv Team, and two one-act comedies, “Sure Thing” and “Philosophy 101: A Play,” as well as a special performance by the CCHS girls’ a cappella group, The Knightingales. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults. Tickets will be on sale in the main office at CCHS beginning Monday, Feb. 17. For more information, call 388-7650, or visit swchristian.org. ***    The Chicago Christian High School Senior class will host a dress resale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria, 12001 S. Oak Park Ave. Everyone is invited to shop for dresses, shoes, and purses at discounted prices. If you would like to be seller, send an email to: cchspromresale@gmail.com. For more information, call 388-7650, or visit swchristian.org.

Moraine Valley

   All high school students who love technology are invited to use their knowledge and skills at Moraine Valley Community College’s and Moraine Area Career System’s Technology Challenge, Thursday, Feb. 20 and Monday, March 17.    Moraine Valley works hand in hand with MACS in-district high schools assisting students to transition into college. MACS are one of the statewide networks of Education for Employment groups,

whose primary goal is to establish quality Career and Technical Education programs. MVCC provides dual-credits for the high schools involved in MACS including Andrew, Argo, Eisenhower, Evergreen, Oak Lawn, Reavis, Richards, Sandburg, Shepard and Stagg, and also assists with aligning dual-credits with college curriculums. High achieving high school students are recommended by their teachers to participate in the MACS/MVCC Technology Challenge.    There are two rounds involved in the technology challenge. The first round is Feb. 20 at the student’s high school. Students who are chosen by their teachers will participate in the 40-minute virtual exam. The top two scoring students from each of the high schools in each of the following areas, automotive, mechanical drafting, A+IT essentials, photoshop and office systems applications, will participate in round two. The only exception to the round one “virtual” exam is that automotive clearly can’t be done virtually, so those are came to Moraine Valley Feb. 3 to compete.    Round two kicks off March 17 at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. This event includes opening and closing ceremonies, a keynote speaker and a luncheon. Awards will be given to all first, second and third place students and high schools. ***    Women are asked to dig through their closets and pull out gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses to donate to Moraine Valley Community College’s Dream Come True Project. Dresses of all styles and sizes that are in good condition will be accepted. Shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories also will be accepted.

Donations can be brought to the Multicultural Student Affairs Department in Room 201, on the second floor of Building S, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.    The dresses will be given away free of charge to local high school girls from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 in Building S, Room 117, on the main campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. The Dream Come True Project is sponsored by the college’s Women’s Celebration Month committee and the Celebrating Diversity Task Group. For more information, call Nereida Perez at 974-5475.

a heart condition called cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) that went undiagnosed. This led to cardiac arrhythmia, which ended his life on June 28, 2011. ***    Each year, LifeSource offers area high schools the opportunity to earn scholarship money. Oak Lawn Community High School has earned the scholarship money for the past five years. The school will host its annual winter blood drive Friday, in the Spartan Gym. Students are encouraged to donate blood during their gym period. Students must be at least 16 years old. A parent permission slip is required for students who are only 16-years old. Parents and community members are encouraged to visit a community donor center or mobile blood drive when eligible. Individuals are eligible to donate blood every 56 days. Be sure to mention donor code OL94 when donating blood.

CLampus eaders

   Aurora University named more than 900 undergraduate students to the dean’s list for the fall semester, including Katrina Montes of Worth, who also earned high honors. The dean’s list recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0. ***    Kyle Coleman of Hickory Hillswas named to the Illinois College dean’s list for the fall semester. Coleman is a graduate of Marist High School and a senior at Illinois College.    Candidates for the dean’s list must complete at least 14 semesOak Lawn Community ter hours and post a grade point H.S. average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0    Candlelight Bowl To Fund Tim scale. All grades must be C or Nickos Scholarship. better, and no more than one C    A Candlelight Bowl will take grade is allowed. Illinois College place at 8 p.m. Saturday, March was founded in 1829. 22 at Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield *** Road, Wheaton. Money raised    Claire Oosterbaan of Palos will fund The Tim Nickos Me- Queen of Peace morial Scholarship, which will    Queen of Peace Teacher Hon- Heights and Daniel Przybylski of Hickory Hills were among 763 grant one $2500 scholarship to ored. students from Butler University,    Kristine Owens, a history inan OLCHS student to help with college tuition. The winner will be structor at Queen of Peace High Indianapolis, Ind., who made the announced at the spring sports School, has been recognized for Dean’s List for the fall semester. her achievements with the 2014 Oosterbaan is studying biology award ceremony.    Tickets are $25 for students, or Distinguished Service Award. The and Przybylski is a pre-pharmacy $30 for adults. The ticket price award recognizes an outstanding student. *** includes three games of bowling school employee who has demand dinner. There will also be a onstrated exceptional dedication,    Concordia University, Neb., cash bar, raffle prizes and split leadership and veteran service named 245 students to its honors the pot. For more information, of 10 or more years in Catholic list for the fall 2013 semester, ineducation. Owens coordinates all cluding Chelsea Volk, a senior visit olchs.org.    Tim Nickos was an individual the service opportunities for the from Oak Lawn. The top 25 perwho lived every day to the fullest Queen of Peace students, but cent of undergraduate students who by inspiring and motivating oth- also has earned high marks as complete at least 12 credit hours ers through his contagious smile an world history and social studies qualify for the honors list. *** and great sense of humor. Nickos teacher. She is known for chal   Full-time students who rank in lenging students on a daily basis, was to be the captain of the Oak Lawn Community High School and leading discussions and les- the top 10 percent of their class varsity swim team his senior year. sons about social justice. Owens for the semester and earn a 3.5 He was a member of the OLCHS is known for being the first one grade point average or better on a band. Nickos always provided for to offer anyone in the school 4.0 scale are eligible for the dean’s everyone around him. He died in assistance without being asked, list at Creighton University, Omaha, his sleep at the age of 17. He had and the last one out the door at Neb. The following students from night. She has also chaperoned the area were named to Creighton numerous trips out to Nazareth University’s fall dean’s list: CathFarm. Owens will be honored at erine Crivellone of Evergreen an awards dinner sponsored by Park, a second-year student in the the Catholic Schools where she school of pharmacy and health professions, and Matthew Gotfryd will receive her award. of Oak Lawn, a freshman in the ***    Queen of Peace High School college of arts and sciences. *** will sponsor a Leadership Conference for fifth, sixth and sev-    Matthew Eakins of Evergreen enth grade girls on Saturday, Park, a senior majoring in English Feb. 8. Eighth grade girls who at Missouri University of Science have already taken the entrance and Technology, Rolla, Mo., has been exam at Queen of Peace may named to the honor list for the 2013 also attend. The purpose of the fall semester. Honor list recipients conference is to provide leader- must have carried a minimum of 12 ship training for female student hours and had grade point averages leaders as they prepare to as- of 3.2 or above out of a possible sume leadership roles in the 4.0. Founded in 1870 as the Uninext few years. The cost is $5. versity of Missouri School of Mines The Queen of Peace Leadership and Metallurgy, Missouri S&T is Conference will concentrate on a technological research university training emerging leaders, as of 7,500 students and part of the well as provide current leaders four-campus University of Missouri new tools in how to lead effec- System. *** tively. For more information, or to register, call Mary Kate Love at 496-4753, or email her at lovem@queenofpeacehs.org.

Saint. Xavier

   Saint Xavier University will host an art exhibit celebrating African-American spiritual muSubmitted Photo sic through expressive calligraphy OLCHS Anime Sci-Fi Club members Shannon Murphy, Adam Smith, Katie Mancillas, and Isabella from this Wednesday to Wednesday, Feb. 19. The exhibit, titled Welsh prepare mochi. “Bound for Glory” by Timothy R. Botts, will be on display in the SXU Gallery, located in the Warde Academic Center at the university’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. A presentation by    More than 25 members of Oak their culinary skills at Cooking ing among club members and the artist and a reception will be Lawn Community High School’s Mama, a cookery simulation video break the monotony of regular held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Anime Sci-Fi Club recently at- game on Wii where players are meetings. the Gallery. tended a special meeting where tasked with cooking various    Anime is a form of popular    Botts’ work combines contemthe members prepared, served, meals, including chopping veg- Japanese animated productions, porary graphic design principles and ate Japanese food. etables and flipping items in usually featuring hand drawn with letterforms as old as the    From scratch, students made pans. or computer animation. Color- first century. He said his work mochi, a Japanese delicacy fea-    Sophomore Isabella Welsh, ful graphics, vibrant characters, draws influences from traditional turing rice flour and red bean Anime Sci-Fi Club vice-presi- and fantastic themes often char- African art and writing systems, paste, as well as numerous Popin dent, explained her favorite acterize the work. The club is urban graffiti, and American Cookin candies. Most of the bite- part of the event was “watch- sponsored by Jamie Atkus. quilts. Botts is a resident of Glen sized items were purchased from ing everyone work together and Ellyn. He has a bachelor’s degree Sunrise Oriental in Oak Lawn. have their own fun.” She said — Submitted by Oak Lawn in fine arts in graphic design from    Students were also able to test activities like this increase bondHigh School (Continued on page 11)

Sci-Fi Club is cooking

   The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own grade point average requirements for students to be eligible to receive the honor.    The following students from the area who have received this honor include:    • Hallie Duffy of Oak Lawn, College of Letters and Science, dean’s list;    • Jamie Cozzie of Palos Hills, College of Engineering, dean’s honor list; and    • Asimina Pappas of Palos Hills, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, dean’s list. ***    More than 6,900 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.    Area students who qualified for the dean’s list include:    • Lauren Julia Falzone of Palos Hills, psychology;    • Artur Pacyga of Hickory Hills, geology; and,    • Timothy M. Goldrick of Evergreen Park, journalism and mass communication. ***    Maura Slattery from Oak Lawn was named to fall dean’s List at Ripon College, Wis., which recognizes academic excellence. Slattery is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slattery of Oak Lawn. To qualify for the dean’s list at Ripon College, students must achieve a 3.40 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale, and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.

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community calendar Library Notes

Park Clips Chicago Ridge

   The Chicago Ridge Park District has a number of facilities. The Freedom Activity Center is located at 6252 W. Birmingham, and the phone number is 6364900. The Frontier Fieldhouse is located at 9807 S. Sayre Ave., and the phone number is 423-3959. Registration should be made at least one week prior to the event or class. For more information, or to register for a program, call either number above. ***    Immediately: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a Yoga teacher for the upcoming months. Applicants must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Those interested in this position should contact Dominic Malito at 636-4900, or by email at dominicma@chicagoridgeparks.com. ***    Feb. 7: Dads and their daughters are invited to a DaddyDaughter Date Night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The price is $25 for a resident couple and $40 for a non-resident couple. There is an $8 charge for each additional girl. The event will take place at the Frontier Fieldhouse, 9807 S. Sayre Ave. Tickets are available at Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham Ave., or the Frontier Fieldhouse. ***    Feb. 8: The bus will leave the Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham Ave. at 9:45 a.m. when the Chicago Ridge Park district goes to see Disney On Ice. The bus returns at 3:30 p.m. The show features Mickey and Minnie as they celebrate a very merry “unbirthday” party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian Luau with Lilo and Stitch, and more.    The fee is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents. The price includes admission into the show. ***    Feb. 8: Disney on Ice is the destination for the next park district trip. The bus leaves the Freedom Activity Center at 9:45 a.m., and will return at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for residents, and $40 for non-residents. The price includes admission into the show. ***    Feb. 11: The Chicago Ridge Park District is going to the Chicago Auto Show at 5:30 p.m. when the bus leaves the Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham Ave. It’s expected to return at 11 p.m. The price is $7 for residents and $12 for non-residents. The price does not include admission into the auto show. For more information, call 6364900. *** Instructional Basketball League    Saturdays from Feb. 15 to April 5: The instructional basketball league will introduce children to the world of basketball in an instructional game setting at the Freedom Activity Center. Children will play eight weeks of games. Games will begin at 10 a.m. and will last one hour. The league fee is $50. ***    Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a yoga teacher for the upcoming months. The candidate must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Anyone interested in

this position, call Dominic Malito at 636-4900, email him at dominicma@chicagoridgeparks.com. ***    Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is taking team registration for 4th through 8th grade boys basketball and girls volleyball leagues. For registration information, please call 708-4233959 or visit our website www. chicagoridgeparks.com.

103rd St., and the Administrative Building, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., unless specified. Stony Creek accepts registrations for golf programs only. For more information, call 857-2225. ***    March 9: The Green and White Family Skate will take place from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave. The event features an afternoon of Evergreen Park    The Evergreen Park Recreation skating, raffles and music proDepartment is headquartered at vided by CMT Productions. Wethe Village Community Center, ber Irish Dancers will perform at 3450 W. 97th St., but holds 2 p.m. The park district is also programs in various locations offering SNAG Golf in the off-ice throughout the village. For more room. Admission is $6 and skate information, or to register for a rental is $3. For more information, call 857-5173 class, call 229-3373. *** ***    Through March 15: Group    Ongoing: Duplicate bridge swim lessons for boys and girls will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monages 4 years and older will be days at the Oak View Center. held on Saturdays from 11 to Cost is $7 per person and in11:45 a.m., or from noon to 12:45 cludes a light lunch. For more p.m. The fee for eight weeks is information, call 857-2200. $75 for residents and $85 for Worth non-residents. Swim lessons    The Worth Park District is are held at the Evergreen Park located at the Terrace Centre, High School pool, 99th Street and 11500 S. Beloit Ave. For more Kedzie Ave. information, or to register for the programs, call 448-7080. Hickory Hills    The Hickory Hills Park District    The Winter/Spring Worth Park administrative building is located District program guide has arat the Cynthia Neal Administra- rived. Registration has begun. *** tive and Recreation Cener, Kasey Meado Park, 8047 W. 91st Pl. For    Immediately: The Worth more information, or to register Park District is taking registration for several programs for for a program, call 598-1233. young children ready to learn the ***    Feb. 19: The Hickory Hills fundamentals of sports. Parents Park District preschool teachers and their children may choose will be hosting an open house from little kickers soccer, parfrom 6 to 7 p.m. at Cynthia Neal ent tot sports, little baller’s basRecreation Center, 8047 W. 91st ketball or instructional t-ball. Pl. The open house is for those Classes begin the beginning of parents wishing to enroll their February and March. *** child in a preschool program for the first time for the 014-    Feb. 12: The next monthly 2015 school year. An informa- Senior Luncheon at the Terrace tional pamphlet on our preschool Centre will take place from 12 to program will be available that 2 p.m. Both residents and nonresidents of Worth Park District night. are welcome to attend. ReservaOak Lawn tions are needed each month one    The Oak Lawn Park District week prior to the luncheon. administrative building is locat*** ed at 9400 S. Kenton Ave. For    Feb. 17: The park district is more information, call 857-2225 hosting Kids Day Out trips for between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. children ages 5 to 12. Kids Day *** Out lasts from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.    Sundays and Wednesdays in at a cost of $35 per day. The next Feb.: The Oak Lawn Park Dis- trips will be to Chuck E. Cheese trict’s Stony Creek Golf Course in February, and Odyssey Funis offering SNAG Golf classes world on March 18. Trips leave that are designed to introduce from the Terrace Centre. children 5-13 years of age to the *** sport of golf, it’s fundamentals,    Feb. 19: Seniors are invited rules, history, etiquette, and more. to join friends on trips to local Instruction and skill games will restaurants. There are a varibe utilized in each lesson. The les- ety options, and participants can sons will begin in February with spend as much or as little as weekday and weekend sessions the like.Worth Park District is available. The three-lesson traveling Grand Lux, Chicago in package will cover instruction February, and McCormick and in putting (rolling), chipping Schmick’s, Oakbrook March 19. and full swing. The cost is Registration is due one week $50 for residents and $60 prior to each trip. The cost is for non-residents. $8 per residents, and $12 for    This program will non-residents. Trips leave from take place from 9:30 the Terrace Centre at 10:30 a.m., to 10:30 a.m. and and are expected to return by 2 10:45 to 11:45 p.m. each afternoon. a.m. Sunday Feb. *** 2, 9 and 16, and    Feb. 21: Registration must be from 4 to 5 p.m. made by this date for the Princess and 5:15 p.m. to Ball. Father’s and daughters are 6:15 p.m. Wednes- invited to this event being held day, Feb. 5, 12 and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. 19 at the Community Music, food, and a photo together Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak will be part of the festivities. The Park Ave. For more in- cost is $25 per couple and $8 per formation or to register, additional child. call 857-2433. *** ***    March 7: Seniors are taking a    Feb. 10: A spring pro- trip to Water Tower Place, Chigram guide containing de- cago. The group leave from the tailed information on all Terrace Centre at 9 a.m., and reof the Oak Lawn Park turn at 2 p.m. $12. Registration District services will be is due at least one week prior delivered to residents the to the trip. week of Jan. 27. Program *** registration for residents begins    March 21: is the last day to Monday, Feb. 10. Program regis- register for All Day childcare tration for non-residents begins during spring break. CancellaMonday, Feb. 24. Registrations tion can be avoided by registerwill be accepted at all facilities ing today. The fee for the spring except Stony Creek, 5850 W. break special is $20 per day, per child, for residents. This price is for care between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Care will be provided for the extended hours of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. for an additional $10. ***    Ongoing: Pickle Ball will be at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Pickle Ball is a cross between tennis and ping-pong and involves strategies such as lobbing, drive shots and overhead slams. Cost is $1.

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Evergreen Park

   The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 4228522. ***    Ongoing: The Evergreen Park Public Library is asking residents to share their time, talents or hobbies with the library. Volunteering gives individuals the opportunity to enrich the quality of life in the community by investing in the public library. There are opportunites to fill an employment gap, enhance personal growth, earn service hours, and meet new people.    Adult and teen volunteers perform a variety of tasks so that more resources can be directed toward library materials, services, and programs. All that is required is a positive attitude and a willingness to give back to our community.    Interested residents will need to schedule a meeting with Volunteer Coordinator Kay O’Connor, by calling, or emailing volunteer@evergreenparklibrary.org. ***    Ongoing: Members of the community are invited to visit the Evergreen Park Public Library in November and December as it showcases a variety of artwork from Evergreen Park High School students enrolled in studio photography, beginning art, introduction to art, and ceramics/sculpture/jewelry design. For more information, call 422-8522, or visit evergreenparklibrary.org.

Green Hills

   Green Hills Public Library District is located at 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. For more information, call 598-8446. Registration is made online at greenhillslibrary.org.

Oak Lawn

   The Oak Lawn Public library is located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. For more information, or to register for a program, call 422-4990. ***    The library’s regular hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 422-4990. ***    Tuesdays in February: Toddlers ages 2 to 3, with anaccompanying adult, can listen stories, and participate in fingerplays and movement during toddler time from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the library. Registration begins 10 days before each session. ***    Wednesdays in February: Children ages 2 to 3, with an accompanying adult, are invited to participate in a toddler art class at the library. Toddlers will hear a story, sing, make a process-oriented art project and dance. Aprons are provided. There are two sessions: from 9:30 to 10 a.m., or 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Registration begins 10 days before each session. ***    Wednesdays in February: The Chess Club is open to youngsters 8 to 15 years old from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Participants should bring their own chess set and clock if they have one. Instructions will be provided. Registration begins 10 days before each session. *** Preschool Art (Ages 3-5)    Wednesdays in February: Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old can hear a story, sing, dance and make a process-oriented art project, and dance from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Aprons are provided. Registration begins 10 days before each session. The child’s adult must remain in the library. *** Story Break (Ages 5-7)    Thursdays in February: Children can join in storytelling, reading aloud, songs and games from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Each week will feature a different story: Feb. 13: “Lazybones;” Feb. 20: “A Most Unusual Day;” and Feb. 27: “Rabbit Tails.” Registration begins 10 days ***    Ongoing: Open gym bas- before each session. *** ketball is offered at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave.,    Feb. 8: Local writers are Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost invited to share their original poetry and short stories at 1 is $1. p.m. at the library. There is ***    Ongoing: The Terrace Cen- a five-minute time limit per tre, 11500 Beloit Ave., has an reader. Light refreshments will indoor playground featuring be provided. *** slides, a climbing wall, tree house and more for children    Feb. 8: An in-person regiswho can walk through 4 years tration will be held from 9:30 old. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 to 10:30 a.m. for the upcoming p.m. Monday through Friday. The Friends of the Oak Lawn Fee is $1 for residents, $2 for Public Library sponsored trip non-residents. For more infor- to the 2014 Flower & Garden mation call 448-7080 or visit Show Wednesday, March 19. The trip will include a visit the worthparkdistrict.org.

2014 Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier and lunch and a show aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Once on board, participants will partake in a buffet and witness a floral arrangement demonstration. An interactive master of ceremonies will provide entertainment.    Trip-goers depart at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. This cost is $72 for Friends members and $77 for others. There is a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 45 people who can register for this trip. Friends of the Library must present a current membership card to receive the $5 discount. There is a two ticket limit per person. These trips are not wheelchair accessible. ***    Feb. 9: Dennis Debondt is back from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library to entertain patrons with his humor and magical talent. Registration is not required and all ages are welcome. ***    Feb. 10: Art historian Jeff Mishur of Art Excursions, Inc. discusses why Monet, Renoir, Manet and Cezanne considered still life subjects a modern subject for their own time, and how their approaches responded to the great tradition of 17th century Dutch still life. He will be at the library at 7 p.m. ***    Second Tuesday of the month: Adults and teens are of all skill levels are invited to participate in a Crochet Club from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library in meeting room C. Participants are invited to bring their hooks, yarn and any current project. All skill levels are welcome. Beginners should bring an H or I hook, and skein of yarn, any color. For more information about this program, please contact the computer center at and ask for Patty. ***    Feb. 11: The library will host a free movie screening of Groundhog Day at 10 a.m. A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. The movie stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott and debuted in 1993. The movie is rated PG and is 101 minutes (one hour and 41 minutes) long. ***    Feb. 12: The Oak Lawn Community Partnership will hold free health screenings at the library from 10 to 11 a.m. in the lower level meeting room. Performing blood pressure screenings will be personnel from the Oak Lawn Fire Department. In addition, “Ask the Pharmacist” and heart health awareness will be available. The Oak Lawn Community Partnership is a cooperative alliance between the Village of Oak Lawn, Advocate Christ Medical Center, service organizations, educators, interested community members and business leaders. For a complete schedule of dates and programs, call the library. ***    Feb. 15: Registration begins in person for the Oak Lawn Public Library’s AARP Smart Driver Course being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19. Participants must come to both days of the course. Drivers age 50 and older may receive reduced insurance rates after completing this course. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others. Proof of membership is needed at enrollment for the discount. *** Sunday with Friends Concert    Feb. 16: The library will host a free concert featuring “Petra’s Recession Seven” from 2 to 3 p.m. This seven-piece jazz band returns with a sound reminiscent of the jazz vocal recordings of the 1950s. Sponsoring the concert are the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library. ***    Feb. 19: A discussion of the book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m. The book has been described as a toxic mix of sharpedged wit and chilling prose and a nerve-fraying thriller about a marriage gone terribly wrong.

Gillian Flynn lives in Chicago. Copies of the book are available at the help desk. Registration is not required. ***    Feb. 19: Community residents are invited to play a life sized, live board game of Harry Potter Clue from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. The Library’s Teen Advisory Board has designed a life-size board game of Harry Potter-themed Clue where the library is the board and participants are the pieces. ***    Thursdays in February: Children ages 5 to 7 years old can join in storytelling, reading aloud, songs and games from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the library. Each week will feature a different story: Feb. 6: “Tall, Tall Tales;” Feb. 13: “Lazybones;” Feb. 20: “A Most Unusual Day;” and Feb. 27: “Rabbit Tails.” Registration begins 10 days before each session. ***    Feb. 19: The community is invited to gather at the library, for a discussion of the book “Gone Girl” by Chicago author Gillian Flynn. The book has been described as a toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and chilling prose. It has also been characterized as a thriller about a marriage gone terribly wrong. The discussion will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the help desk. Registration is not required. ***    Feb. 20: Cardiologist Dr. Dinker Trivedi and registered dietitian Mary Gregory of Advocate Christ Medical Center present “High Blood Pressure: How to Treat and Control High Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet” at 6:30 p.m. in the library. ***    Feb. 22: Some Native Americans believed that a spirit lives inside each popcorn kernel, while others used it as decoration instead of eating it. The library will uncover the science behind the pop and participants will eat the discoveries. Different age groups will meet at different times. Those ages 4 to 5 will gather from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; ages 6 to 7 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; ages 8 to 10 from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; and ages 11 to 13 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Registration begins Feb. 12. ***    Feb. 23: The library will host a free lecture on the opera “Rusalka,” at 1:30 p.m. A member of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps will explain the plot, play musical selections and give background on the composer. Sponsoring this program are the Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library. ***    Feb. 25: A free movie screening of “Enough Said” will be held at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in the library. The plot centers around a divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in, and learning he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. The movie stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. It is rated PG-13 and is 93 minutes long. ***

Herbs for Home and Health    Feb. 26: The Prairie Godmothers, who embrace nature and gardening, will teach participants what herbs to grow; how to grow them; how to use sweet and savory herbs in the kitchen; and how to blend healing herbs for the bath, at 7 p.m. at the library. In-person registration has begun. The fee is (Continued on page 11)


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How will your investments affect your child’s financial aid prospects?    Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid?    The answer depends not only on how much money you have, but also where you keep it. Most colleges base their aid calculations on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which currently counts up to 5.64 percent of certain parent-owned assets in determining federal or state aid. By contrast, FAFSA counts up to 20 percent of a child’s assets, such as an UGMA or UTMA account.    So, what parent-owned assets are counted when determining a student’s need for financial aid? They include savings and check-

ing accounts, non-retirement investment accounts and other types of assets. You do not have to report retirement accounts — such as traditional or Roth IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions — on the FAFSA. However, if you start taking withdrawals from these accounts, the withdrawals must be reported on the FAFSA as student income for the year in which the transactions occurred — which means these withdrawals could affect your child’s financial aid package the following year.    A 529 plan, is one popular college-savings vehicle. If you own a 529plan, you will need to report it on FAFSA as a parent-owned asset. But when you take withdrawals from the 529 plan, they won’t be counted as parent or student income on FAFSA, and they won’t incur federal income taxes, provided the money is used for qualified higher education expenses. (If you don’t use the money for these expenses, you’ll

be taxed and potentially penalized by 10% on the earnings.) Because a 529 plan is counted as a parental asset on FAFSA, some people ask grandparents to own a 529 plan. But while the value of an intact grandparent-controlled 529 plan will be excluded from FAFSA, the withdrawals themselves will be counted as untaxed income to the student on the following year’s FAFSA, and this money could certainly affect aid decisions.    At least a year before your first child heads off to college, you may want to contact the financial aid office at a local school to ask questions about FAFSA, scholarships, loans and other aspects of assistance. Since most colleges and universities follow similar rules regarding financial aid, you should be able to get some helpful answers, no matter where your child goes to school.    Of course, even with careful planning, your student may not qualify for financial aid. If this is

the case, you will need to consider other strategies for paying for college. But keep this in mind: It’s best to develop a savings strategy for both college savings and one’s own retirement goals. So, study the financial aid rules, consider investing in college-funding vehicles such as 529 plans and do whatever else you can to help get your kids through school, but don’t forget about your own needs — because they are important, too.

The sun may be powering future iPhones

Apple has been recently rumored to run a trial production of iPhone models that have sapphire glass displays, but there may be another reason the company is interested in such panels for future devices, aside from increasing the durability of the screen. At a time when the competition is offering wireless charging batteries and developing new means to Scott Johnson, CFP, is a finan- make the technology more usercial advisor with Edward Jones, friendly, Apple may be working 8146 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, on a totally different kind of 974-1965. Edward Jones does not wireless battery charging for the provide legal advice. This article next iPhones. was written by Edward Jones for One analyst from Seeking use by your local Edward Jones Alpha believes he has found financial advisor. evidence that sapphire glass will actually include tiny solar panels that would help you charge iPhone batteries by simply using the power of the sun. Matt Margolis says the iPhone 6 and Statement showing the amount of the 2014 iPod touch (if there benefits you received last year. will be one) may come with a You can use this statement, or display capable of increasing SSA-1099, when completing your battery life. Margolis’ extensive analyfederal income tax return to find out whether some of your benefits sis of Apple’s recent actions are subject to federal income tax. shows that the company has If you didn’t receive yours, you a variety of patents on solar can request one at www.socialse- charging capabilities for computer and mobile devices that curity.gov/1099. have been discovered last year, So, are your Social Security describing ways of charging a benefits taxable? Maybe. To learn laptop, smartphone or tablet more, read page 14 of our book- battery through solar cells. The let, Retirement Benefits, available analysts also reminds us that at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs or Apple has recently posted job visit www.irs.gov/ to obtain more ads looking for a Thin Films detailed information on the sub- Engineer with solar experience (in September 2013), as well ject. as Manufacturing Design Engineers (in January 2014) who may help with building mobile device components, a job that may also include responsibilities such as using lasers to add solar cells in sapphire glass. Both positions are related to (Continued from page 9) Apple’s mobile business. Furthermore, in early NovemCarnegie-Mellon University, during which time he apprenticed in ber 2013 the company revealed calligraphy with Arnold Bank. He spent three years in Japan teachSUDOKU Solution ing conversational English and was influenced by the rich tradition of their brush writing. He designed more than 600 books for Tyndale House Publishers near Chicago where he was senior art director before retiring in 2012. Ten books of his own work are published, including “Doorposts,” “Messiah,” and a Bible illustrated in his calligraphy. He is a part-time instructor at College of DuPage.    The SXU Gallery’s hours are: Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sunday. For more information, please contact the gallery at 773298-3081.

Are your Social Security benefits taxable? By John Flynn Social Security District Manager

be reported on your tax return) in addition to your Social Security benefits. There is never a case when a f you’ve recently begun receiv- person pays tax on more than ing Social Security benefits or plan 85 percent of his or her Social to apply in the near future, you Security benefits, based on Inmay be wondering this tax sea- ternal Revenue Service (IRS) son: are Social Security benefits rules. Now, let’s get down to taxable? the numbers. The short answer is: someIf you file a federal tax return times. as an individual and your income Some people have to pay federal is between $25,000 and $34,000, income taxes on their Social Secu- you may have to pay income tax rity benefits. This usually happens on up to 50 percent of your benonly if you have other substantial efits. If your income is more than income (such as wages, self-em- $34,000, then up to 85 percent of ployment, interest, dividends and your benefits may be taxable. other taxable income that must If you are married and you

file a joint return, and you and your spouse have a combined income that is between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits. If your combined income is more than $44,000, then up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable. Note that your “income” for the purpose of determining whether you must pay taxes on some of your Social Security benefits includes your adjusted gross income, your nontaxable interest, and one half of your Social Security benefits. In January, you should have received a Social Security Benefit

Library Notes (Continued from page 10) $5 per person. There is a limit of 20 per class. ***    Ongoing: Oak Lawn Public LibraryLocal History Coordinator Kevin Korst’s new book “Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967” is now on sale. The book features 180 tornado-related images with caption and chapter introductions and is available at the reception booth for $21.99 (cash or check). Korst’s first book Images of America: Oak Lawn is also available. ***    Ongoing: Patrons are asked to donate their “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale at the library. Due to space limitations, the Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias and older textbooks. The donation drop-off area is near the library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the reception booth to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. The Friends Ongoing Book

Sale provides an ever-changing variety of books, magazines and other forms of media at bargain prices. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost 10

cents each. Audio-visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases that are beyond their regular budget.

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Talkin Poker

By Tony Dunst

Big hand paves the way to Caribbean crown    In late November, I attended the World Poker Tour’s Caribbean event on the island of St. Maarten. I intended for the trip to be a sun-filled vacation and assumed that I would bust out early, as usual. Instead, I hit one of the best streaks of luck in my career and found myself entering the televised final table of six with the chip lead.    My opponents were all young, smart, capable players — and two of them were already WPT champions. One of the players I was less familiar with was Robert Bakker, who entered the final table third in chips. Bakker was a young Dutchman who lived on the island for most of the year and usually played online. We’d barely played together entering the final table; the play-down from nine to six players happened so quickly that I hardly got to observe him in action.    Nothing substantial happened during the first few orbits at the televised final table, and I still wasn’t sure what to make of Bakker when we entered a big pot together at the 8,00016,000 blind level. With a stack of 1.5 million, I raised to 32,000 under the gun with Jc 10c, and when it folded to Baker in the

small blind, he made it 90,000. I made the call with my suited connectors and hoped to drill the flop.    I got what I wanted when the flop came Ac 10s 5c, and Bakker bet out 85,000. Our stacks were too deep for a raise to be appropriate, so I just called with my pair plus flush draw.    The turn brought an irrelevant 2d, and Bakker bet 197,000. I figured he likely had a strong hand to double-barrel on that board, but my draw was still too good to fold, so I made the call.    The river was arguably the most ideal card in the deck, the Qc. Bakker moved all in for his remaining 615,000. I rechecked my cards and quickly called. Bakker tabled Ah As for top set and was disgusted to see that I’d run him down with my flush draw. He was eliminated in sixth place, and I won a massive pot that put me in position to eventually win the tournament.    During the break following his elimination, Bakker asked me if I thought he could have done anything different on the river. After all, flush draws were some of the most likely holdings in my range, and he still had plenty of chips remaining if he didn’t bet. But I told him that

the only reasonable option was to go all in, and I believed every word of it.    Although flush draws were indeed some of my most likely holdings, the Qc on the river actually eliminated many of my potential holdings. Bakker could expect me to fold small suited connectors to his preflop reraise, and many of the hands I would potentially call with contained the Qc. The queen falling on the river meant that the only hands I could have that would beat him were Kc Jc, Kc 10c, 10c 9c, 9c 8c, and the hand I turned up with, Jc 10c. There’s a variety of other hands I could have had that would’ve been worse than his top set, some of which would call the all-in bet and make him the chip leader.    I’ve always felt that winning poker tournaments was about waiting for your turn. You show up fresh and focused, strive to make optimal decisions, and then wait for your turn to be the guy who runs the best. The worst thing I can say about Robert Bakker’s play that day is that it simply wasn’t his turn.    (Tony Dunst is a poker pro and host of “Raw Deal” on World Poker Tour telecasts. Catch him every Sunday night on FSN.)

Bulletin Board

***    Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D., a research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, will speak about the connections between science and faith at Saint Xavier University’s Sweeney Family Lecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.    Consolmagno’s lecture, titled “Faith and the Scientist,” will explore his conviction that believers can be scientists and scientists can be believers. He will discuss his views about how both religion and science explore the universe seeking to understand and interpret natural phenomena, and how they offer not oppositional but rather complementary approaches to reality.    Br. Consolmagno holds a Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona, as well as a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1989, he entered the Society of Jesus, and took vows as a brother in 1991. He was assigned as an astronomer to the Vatican Observatory and also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collection, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he also has studied philosophy and theology.    The Sweeney Family Lecture is sponsored by SXU’s Center for Religion and Public Discourse, and funded by a gift from the John and Barbara Sweeney Family.    For more information, call the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at 773-298-3981, or email Kathleen Mareska at mareska@sxu.edu.

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Techno Talk By Chris Smith Boy Genius Report it signed a $578 million contract with GT Advanced Technologies for sapphire cover displays and announced later that month that it will spend $10.5 billion in capital during fiscal year 2014 for various technologies including cutting edge lasers that may be used to place those tiny solar cells in sapphire glass. The company is also believed to have placed a $68 million order with German company Manz AG for solar cell coating equipment – the German company announced the order on January 15, identifying the buyer as a “leading smartphones manufacturer,” a hint that Apple may be involved in the purchase of “innovative vacuum coating systems” and “laser process technology,” which would be needed for producing solarcharging sapphire glass. From a different point of view, Apple will use solar energy in its new headquarters in Cupertino, another piece of evidence that suggests the company is indeed exploring ways to make more use of solar power, including bringing the technology to some of its products. Obviously, there isn’t any confirmation from Apple regarding any sapphire-related plans for the iPhone 6 at this time. In an interview last week, Tim Cook did confirm that the Arizona investment is related to sapphire glass without expanding on the matter.

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WHATIZIT?

   Why is the Johnny Nash song “I Can See Clearly Now’’ running though our heads?    Oh, because last week’s photo was of windshield wiper fluid.    For the third week in a row, Harrison Debre of Willow Springs was first in with the right answer.    Other’s who made it a bright sunshine-y day were Chicago Ridge’s Dana Oswald, Hickory Hills’ Paul Kristofek and Jack and Griffin Burke Faddis, Worth’s Theresa and George Rebersky, Mary Kurdziel and Celeste Cameron and Evergreen Park’s Jan Merchantz and Vince Vizza.    Those who had murky attempts were guesses of treated rock salt, ice melt and a snow blower.    This week’s clue — Wheeeeee!    Send those guesses to thereporter@comcast.net by Monday night. Put “WHATIZIT?” in the headline and don’t forget your name and hometown.

Astaxathin is thick on uses A few years ago, I wrote of a powerhouse antioxidant, astaxanthin, that could help the eyes adjust to night driving after only one month of supplementation. That was a wonderful accomplishment for the little-known microalgae. Since that time, astaxanthin has been discovered to have tremendous effects on blood flow and giving the body the ability to rid itself of free radicals. Astaxanthin is what gives lobster, shrimp and krill their red color. Astaxanthin is from the carotenoid family, which of course, has always been known to be helpful with vision issues. Astaxanthin has 6,000 times the antioxidant power of vitamin C. That could explain why astaxanthin has proven to be so effective in fighting so many additional disorders and conditions. The latest discovery related to astaxanthin was revealed in

Citizens’ Services offers a Meals on Wheels program for village residents 60 years and older who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. For more information call 422-8776.

55 and Up

   Palos Hills residents 55 years and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets

Mixing it up for good health By Dee Woods

respiratory issues, according to author and nutritionist, Byron J. Richards. Richards wrote, “Maintaining excellent lung health is an important priority for overall wellbeing. If the ability to get oxygen in or carbon dioxide out is reduced or impaired, a health-deteriorating domino effect occurs, especially in the cardiovascular system.” The body attempts to fight lung disease and while doing so,

can produce excessive amounts of connective tissue that may also create scar formation, or a condition known as pulmonary fibrosis. Richards explains that this negative process can be halted. He wrote, “In the study with astaxanthin, researchers used animal and cell models of pulmonary fibrosis. The results showed that astaxanthin significantly improved the structure of the lung cells responsible for oxygen exchange (alveoli), as well as prevented the adverse deposition of collagen that leads to abnormal connective tissue and eventual scarring. Astaxanthin helped regulate multiple gene signals, preventing problems from occurring in the first place, preventing the progression of existing problems, and even helping to clear out inappropriate cell formations.” Richards suggests lungs can also be helped by wind instru-

ments and breathing exercises or even singing. A little, but very important tip, that was not known until recently, is that astaxanthin has a far greater absorption rate when taken with phospholipids or healthy saturated fats, such as avocado or coconut oil. Most astaxanthin comes in 4 mg. gelcaps to be taken once per day, however, well-known alternative physician, Dr. Joseph Mercola suggests the best results are realized when 12 mg. are taken per day, of course, with a saturated fat. Undoubtedly, this latest study is only one of many to come, showing the marvelous healing properties of this magnificent supplement. Dee Woods is available to give presentations about alternative health treatments and healthy living. She can be reached at deewoods@comcast.net.

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Not eating right the root of disease, death

   Malnutrition is the cause of most sickness and early death not caused by environmental factors such as pollution, contamination or radiation.    This information we know as truth today was believed as far back as 1314 by a Chinese physician named Hu Se Hui, who was employed by the Imperial Court of China. “Food alone cures many disease,” Hui wrote in one of his books.    At the turn of the 20th cenfor events must be purchased tury, doctors and health-minded one week in advance. Entertain- people began looking into why ment includes musicians, sing- people became sick and diseased ers, luncheons, movies, plays and died young. Many surveys and bingo. found evidence the culprit was malnutrition, and if you think Pinochle about it, it makes perfect sense.    The Worth Senior Pinochle Our bodies have evolved to reclub is seeking new members. quire certain vitamins, minerals Membership is free. Visit the and other nutrients to maingroup at the Worth Park Dis- tain cellular health and vitaltrict Terrace Centre, 11500 ity. Without these nutrients our Beloit Ave., every Monday and cells sicken, break down and die. Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 Our bodies are made of cells p.m. Games begin at noon. Call — like a tower made of Legos 448-1181 for information. — and as cells break down so

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a new study that indicated it can also prevent tissue injury in the lungs. This is great news for those with asthma or other

does the larger structure, opening the door to sickness and disease.    So why don’t many doctors recommend eating good foods for good health? Because there is a lot more money in prescription drugs!    The nutrients we need are not in prescription drugs, and those drugs often do more harm than good to the body while merely relieving symptoms instead of making a person healthier. Only live foods — fresh fruits, vegetables, pure juices — produce life and health. Overheating foods strips them of vitamins and other life-giving substances, effectively killing them and leaving the person eating them void of the nutrients he needs.    Dried fruit such as dates, prunes, apricots and raisins — any fruit can be dried, really — are just as good as fresh fruit because drying merely removes water, rather than robbing them of nutrients. If the texture of dried fruit is unappealing soak

vegetables should dominate the diet.

The Wine Guy with Anthony Scarano it in water or juice for a few hours. The fruit will soak up the liquid like a sponge and be more palatable — plus, now you get your water or nutrients in the juice.    Dead food such as cereal, meat and bread can be eaten in minimal amounts to satisfy your craving for them, and some do have trace amounts of nutrients. Meat contains iron and protein, while whole grain breads contain needed fiber. But fruits and

   With your meals drink water or juices made from fruits or vegetables. Avoid sodas, they contain horrific levels of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Instead, drink wine, a delicious low-alcohol beverage that offers a bevy of health benefits. Drunk in moderation it has no deleterious effects and provides the body with iron, magnesium, substances that promote a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, and antioxidants that help fight cancer. Anthony Scarano is not a doctor. He is an Evergreen Park resident, winemaker and certified naturopath. Suggestions in this space are solely the opinions of Mr. Scarano based on years of independent study and personal experience, and may not be beneficial to health. Wine should be consumed in moderation, as overindulgence may be harmful to health.

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Heights native exhibits artworks at Moraine Valley ‘Vestiges’ show Artwork by Palos Heights native Justin Santora will be on display from Monday, Feb. 10, through Saturday, March 8, at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. The “Vestiges” exhibit will include about two dozen prints, according to Santora, a 2002 graduate of Stagg High School who later graduated Northeastern Illinois University. A reception for the exhibit is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Santora will speak at 3 p.m. Santora’s work “represents a universal struggle: the want to stay young, avoiding the conventions of adulthood with the desire for control over one’s life. It seems in our world these two ideas are often at odds with one another. His work uses themes of construction and disassembly to relate to his pursuit for security and his desire for autonomy.” Submitted Photo

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Youthful RedHawks swept away by Marian By Ken Karrson

Photo by Jeff Vorva

Brother Rice’s Dan Scanlon starts up the court after making a steal during Saturday afternoon’s Chicago Catholic League game against St. Rita. A cold-shooting second half doomed the host Crusaders to a 50-35 defeat.

Silent treatment

Quiet second half costly to Rice By Ken Karrson

Rita has a good team, one that could challenge for state honors,    Silence may be golden to a li- and when a team like that gets brarian, but a basketball coach momentum it’s tough to stop wants to hear a little noisemaking them.”    Sure enough, Harrigan’s fears every so often.    Brother Rice boss Rick Har- were realized when play resumed. rigan certainly got that from the Not only did the Mustangs get home crowd, which was larger their own offense humming, but than anticipated on a snowy Sat- their use of a switching man-tourday afternoon. And through man defense quieted Niego over the first half of the Crusaders’ the last 16 minutes. Chicago Catholic League contest    Victor Law, Charles Matthews against rival St. Rita, his play- and Treston Forbes took turns ers — particularly Quinn Niego guarding Niego, who added only — were equally loud. four points to his total. And with    Niego’s 15 points helped Rice no one else stepping forward on carry a 24-22 lead over the her- Rice’s behalf to pick up some of alded Mustangs into intermission, the scoring slack, the Crusaders although Harrigan thought the were unable to rally once they margin could have been a little fell in arrears. greater. The Crusaders hurried    Rice went just 4-of-16 from through their final possession of the floor in the second half and the opening half, missed two shots generated a mere 11 points, a dry during it, and then watched St. spell that helped tag it with a Rita get within a deuce. 50-35 loss.    “We broke down a little bit    “I was proud of our kids for at the end,” Harrigan said. “St. the way they fought, but there’s

not many weak links you can exploit with a team like St. Rita,” Harrigan said. “Once they get in a groove, it’s hard to get them out of it.”    Before halftime, Niego took advantage of the Mustangs’ zone defense, where he “could roam around and find some [open] room.” But even with his firsthalf heroics against his former school factored in, the Crusaders (10-10, 4-5) connected on only 33 percent of their shots for the day. No significant help was forthcoming from the line, either.    No other Rice player tallied more than four points, and that included Niego’s usual sidekick, Ray Rubio. Harrigan said Rubio was “still a beast in other areas,” an opinion validated by his team leadership in rebounds and assists, but the Crusaders missed his typical double-digit scoring on this occasion.    Rice was guilty of only nine (Continued on page 4)

the run, and the hosts also pulled down five offensive rebounds in    Young teams understandably go the period’s first four minutes. through extended learning curves,    The RedHawks eventually fell and Marist’s 2013-14 basketball behind by as many as 29 points squad is no different in that re- before outscoring the Spartans 17gard. 6 in the last frame. Still, all that    In some ways, the RedHawks did was make the final score — 57seem to be on the fast track, an 44, in favor of Marian — more assertion that has legs based on respectable. their gaudy record through the    “It got close at the end when schedule’s first 19 games. Even their substitutes came in, but with senior Nic Weishar — un- that [margin] was not indicative questionably its most tested var- of how the game went,” Marist sity performer — in and out of coach Gene Nolan said. “I was the lineup due to a nagging ankle impressed with all of their kids, injury, Marist had piled up 15 wins who can hurt you in so many prior to squaring off with Marian ways. They can really shoot and Catholic Friday night in Chicago stretch the defense, and they Heights. can dribble-drive if you go out    The state-ranked Spartans, to guard them. however, gave the RedHawks a    “They have all five starters hard lesson at Casey Court. What back from last year, and some Marian taught its East Suburban of them started as sophomores. Catholic Conference rival was that You can really tell how well they Marist still has plenty of room play together and, offensively, they to grow. pose problems for you.”    Of course, having Tyler Ulis    Marian, which has yet to lose in their lineup made it easy for a conference contest this season, the Spartans to offer instruction. jumped out to a 19-7 advantage The Kentucky-bound point guard and appeared primed to bury the wasn’t alone, either, as Marian RedHawks (15-5, 2-2) early, but came at the Weishar-less Red- Marist retaliated with a 7-0 spurt Hawks in waves. that featured input from Brian    Down 34-21 at halftime, Marist Holland (3-pointer), Jeremiah saw any hopes for a comeback Ferguson and Kevin Lerma. dashed in the opening minutes    “For portions of the early part of the third quarter, when the of the game, we were doing well,” Spartans went on an 11-0 tear. Nolan said. “I didn’t feel the Josh Cohn hit two baskets, includ- game was out of reach even at ing a 3-pointer, for Marian during halftime.”

Taming of the Tigers

Chargers stay on high road, rout Joliet West By Ken Karrson

son dip, the Chargers (15-5, 4-3) knocked it away from a Tigers have now won three in a row and player, eventually got it back and Taming these Tigers required seemingly regained a bit of the fed Jeff Goral for what became a nothing more than a decent shoot- swagger they possessed at the three-point play. ing eye and an ability to absorb outset of the campaign, when “That’s one of those things you plenty of contact. they reeled off eight consecutive like to see: two guys diving on Joliet West’s game plan Friday victories. the floor,” Daniels said. night against Stagg was pretty “Our chemistry is better, [actuIf Joliet West hadn’t already basic: be physical. But instead ally] the best it’s been all year,” become somewhat discouraged by of throwing the Chargers off-bal- Daniels said. “We’ve been moving the exploits of Strus (19 points) ance, the strategy merely set the the ball better and it’s good to and White (18), that series of hosts up time and time again at get back to that style — that’s events likely did the trick. Over the charity stripe. who we are.” the last 16 minutes, the Tigers A total of 29 fouls were whisThe style to which Daniels re- never got as close to Stagg as tled on the Tigers — Stagg coach ferred was Stagg’s signature blue- they had been at intermission John Daniels insisted the number collar look, a program staple for and fell in arrears by as many probably could have been much years. For a short while, he felt as 24 points. higher — and that resulted in 32 his athletes had abandoned that A major part of the Chargers’ free-throw opportunities for the approach, which led to some of second-half weaponry was the Chargers. Eight of those tosses the struggles. aforementioned foul shots, just were misfired in the second “We really don’t have ‘bad’ two of which were missed beyond quarter, which, when combined losses [score-wise],” Daniels said. the second stanza. Daniels wasn’t with a missed dunk and layup, “It was just the way we lost — we at all surprised by the methods allowed Joliet West to remain didn’t do what we were supposed Joliet West employed to try to within five of Stagg at halftime to. I think [our players] thought disrupt the game’s flow. after having trailed 18-6 early in they were a little bit better than “The way Joliet plays is they the contest. they [really] were and didn’t have run 15 kids at you,” he said. 30 points and 13 rebounds. And he “I thought the Oak Lawn kids However, a Max Strus 3-point- to play defense anymore. “They’re fast and physical, and also had a flair for the dramatic did a great job, but I was proud of er began the third period in fine “We’ve got to keep looking for- their philosophy is they’re going — his 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds my kids, too,” Chiuccariello said. fashion for the Chargers, and they ward and not repeat what we did to hack the [heck] out of you. remaining necessitated the second “The thing I was most proud of eventually distanced themselves then.” After a while, officials don’t want OT, then another Stacy long ball was after the game, when Oak from the Tigers. With Strus and Daniels provided an example to keep calling fouls, so something with 20 seconds left created the Lawn was celebrating and Cohen fellow senior Kevin White giving of the improved Chargers. Dur- will get overlooked and there’ll winning margin for Oak Lawn. got everybody [on our team] to it a solid 1-2 scoring punch, Stagg ing one third-period sequence, be a basket in transition going Shepard did get one more pos- huddle up real quick and told pulled away for a resounding 74-54 both Anthony Gardner and Nick the other way. session, but its shot was forced them to keep their heads up. SouthWest Suburban Conference Sims sprawled out in an effort to “Joliet’s athletic and they’ve got and the Spartans were able to One of my captains did that on Blue triumph that kept it rolling. keep Joliet West from retrieving a some talent. They try to generate escape. his own. After enduring a brief mid-sea- loose ball. White, who had initially (Continued on page 5) “That shot could have easily “There’s a lot of even teams gone in and we’d still be play- in the conference, a lot of parity, ing,” Rhodes said. “It was a great and it was a very good basketball high school basketball game, and game.” I would say that even if we had As for the Spartans, Stacy was been on the other side [of the only part of the story, albeit the final score]. most notable element. Josh Prince “It was probably the best gave them another double-double game we’ve played this season, man with 17 points and 10 rebut their kids didn’t stop play- bounds, Mitch Swatek chipped in ing. They know their roles and I 11 points, and Nate Jones finished thought their shot selection was with eight points, four rebounds very good.” and two blocks. 43 That didn’t result in a particu- Oak Lawn 42 larly auspicious shooting perfor- Chicago Christian mance for the visitors, however. Rhodes admitted Wednesday’s While Jacob Littleton and Darren clash with the Knights “was a Cohen combined to give the Astros struggle — with the layoff and 37 points, Rhodes was pleased that going without practice, it felt al28 field-goal tries were needed most like the first game of the to net 10 baskets between them. year again.” It wasn’t much difLittleton (24 points) did the brunt ferent for Christian, which held of his damage at the line, where the night’s biggest lead at 23-18 he went 13-of-14, although it was early in the third stanza, but soon his hoop at the end of regulation was forced to chase. that kept Shepard’s victory hopes “We’re making enough plays to alive a while longer. be competitive, but not enough Chiuccariello credited Oak good plays to win games,” Knights Lawn’s use of different defenses coach Kevin Pittman said. “We — a triangle-and-2 and box-and-1 need to get better in longer among them — with hamstring- stretches. We talk about playing ing Shepard (8-11, 5-4) at times. solid fundamental basketball, but Also hurting the Astros later on we still seem to be trying to find was the loss of Cohen and Nick our way through this.” Heidinger (10 points), both of Christian (7-11) did pull even whom fouled out during the ini- with Oak Lawn once in the second tial overtime. half, doing so at 34-all on a MarPhoto by Jeff Vorva One bright spot for Shepard was cus Parker bucket in the fourth its low total of seven turnovers, quarter. The next five possessions an indication that the Astros swung momentum the Spartans’ were executing well offensively way, though, as Prince hit three Shepard’s Katrina Tillman (left) and Oak Lawn Lawn’s LaTondra Brooks take off after a loose ball despite their sometimes-sketchy baskets while the Knights were last Thursday during their teams’ South Suburban Conference Red contest. The division-leading Lady Spartans scored a lopsided victory over the Lady Astros. accuracy. 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Changes pay off

Spartans prosper with revamped lineup By Ken Karrson In financial terms, paper money trumps change. But a different sort of change provided a big payday for Oak Lawn last week basketball-wise. In an attempt to give his team an offensive boost, Spartans coach Jason Rhodes shuffled his lineup, inserting Joe Cosenza into it and shifting David Stacy to point guard. “He has the ball in his hands more now,” Rhodes said of Stacy. “And Cosenza’s a real aggressive kid who’s a good shooter. He gives us just a little more scoring punch.” And twice last week, Oak Lawn cashed in nicely on Rhodes’ decisions. In their first outing, versus Chicago Christian on Wednesday, the Spartans didn’t actually do much scoring, just enough to squeeze out a 43-42 win over the Knights. But seeing as how Oak Lawn had gone three days without practice — school was cancelled on both Monday and Tuesday because of frigid temperatures — immediately prior to its matchup with Christian and hadn’t played a game in nine days, Rhodes wasn’t too worried. And sure enough, the Spartans’ attack was in high gear on Friday, as they defeated Shepard 77-74 in double overtime. The contest was the second in a row between the two South Suburban Conference Red foes that required extra time to decide a winner. A year ago, Oak Lawn bagged a victory in overtime. “Jason’s got my number,” said Astros coach Tony Chiuccariello, whose club slipped two games behind divisional leader Richards in the loss column. Speaking of numbers, the most impressive set of those belonged to Stacy, who powered the Spartans (6-11, 2-6) with a double-double of

   The Spartans’ second-half break from the gate changed all that. Cohn finished with 16 points to pace Marian, while Ulis tossed in 15.    “Tyler is the very definition of a great player,” Nolan said. “Not only is he great individually, but he makes the players around him great.”    The Spartans made good on 52 percent of their shots, outrebounded Marist 29-21 — with 13 of those snared on the offensive end — and committed just nine turnovers. The RedHawks, meanwhile, posted a field-goal percentage in the low 40s and were guilty of 15 miscues.    “Marian Catholic is doing that to a lot of teams,” Nolan said, referring to the Spartans’ overall superiority. “[But] these are the types of teams and types of games we need to play, and to our kids’ credit they did battle back and not give up.”    Ferguson was Marist’s lone double-figure man with 10 points, but Holland and Bradley Hill were right behind him with nine and eight, respectively. Lerma totaled six points and a team-high five boards.    “The whole scope as the season goes on is [pretty basic]: Are we improving?” Nolan said. “You don’t need to win to improve, [but] we want to always be trending in that direction and taking one more (Continued on page 4)

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Don’t look for the union label here

Bartosh Want to start a disagreement fast? Broach the subject of labor unions with someone. Only the most naive individual would suggest that unions weren’t a much-needed entity once upon a time. Their formation allowed American workers to rise above the sweat-shop conditions favored by most employers more than a century ago and begin enjoying workplace rights most of us now take for granted. It’s pretty safe to say we’ve all benefited from that early unionization movement, whether we’ve ever actually joined a particular local or not. That said, however, opposition to unions has grown strong in large segments of the private sector over the years, the main complaint being the organizations’ typical reluctance to practice the dual arts of negotiation and compromise when attempting to forge labor agreements on their members’ behalf. Some critics will insist, in fact, that unions’ unwillingness to bend has contributed greatly to the exporting of jobs to other countries. A number of corporations have chosen that as a preferable alternative to being strongarmed into a labor deal with which they’re not comfortable. In short, unions are thought by naysayers to have become as monolithic as those enterprises against which they’ve supposedly been protecting us. A sharp divide exists between those within and outside of unions these days, with each side claiming the other is foolish and out of touch with reality. So it’s logical to assume two distinct trains of thought are running through public minds in regard to news of a proposed union for collegiate athletes. According to published reports, Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter and a group of Wildcats players are beginning the process of forming a union. ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported that Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA linebacker and president of the National College Players Association, has filed a petition for them with the National Labor Relations Board. The United Steelworkers has offered to support the endeavor, which Huma -- who created the NCPA in 2001 as an advocacy group -- told ESPN is “about finally giving college athletes a seat at the table. Athletes deserve an equal voice when it comes to their physical, academic and financial protections.” In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Colter reiterated

Huma’s claims and quickly dismissed the idea that the NCPA is in any way promoting some sort of specific financial agenda, or that its real aim is merely to try to secure a play-for-pay agreement for college athletes. On the group’s website is listed 11 specific goals, some of which are difficult to refute. For instance, who wouldn’t be solidly behind a proposal that wants to “establish and enforce uniform safety guidelines in all sports to help prevent serious injuries and avoidable deaths?” That’s No. 7 on the list of goals, and aligned with it are ones seeking to minimize brain trauma risks (No. 1) and preventing players from being stuck paying for sports-related medical expenses (No. 3). And those objectives probably pick up mainstream support when juxtaposed against a public statement given by the NCAA’s chief legal officer, who said there is “no relationship between the NCAA, its affiliated institutions or student-athletes ... Student-athletes are not employees within any definition of the National Labor Relations Act or the Fair Labor Standards Act.” Let’s see -- student-athletes, particularly those who participate in football and men’s basketball at the NCAA Division I level, help for-profit universities bring in gobs of revenue through their physical talents. Sounds kind of like work to me. Granted, schools are not forcing any young person to become, or remain, a student-athlete. But when athletic scholarships are what’s paying for tuition, there appears to be a sort of indentured-servant quality to the whole thing, because dropping out of the sport would ultimately mean dropping out of school for reasons of financial hardship. So without intending to, the NCAA may have shifted more than a little sentiment toward the NCPA with its hard-line stance. The athletes have a valid gripe, too, when they say restrictions on obtaining legitimate in-season employment need to be relaxed. Other scholarship students don’t face such money-earning limitations, so why should jocks? And letting athletes take advantage of commercial opportunities afforded them because of their sports-related status should be OK as well. Heck, the universities have no compunction about enriching their coffers off the sweat of quarterbacks and point guards, so why can’t

those same guys make life better for themselves? However, before the NCPA gets too comfortable and figures the majority of people will give a thumbs-up to the whole unionization idea, let us consider a couple more of its goals. I’m not sure if they were listed in order of importance; if so, then placing “increase graduations rates” in the No. 4 position is a bit disturbing. Shouldn’t that goal be stationed above all the rest, especially when the NCPA lists its second goal as ���raise the scholarship amount?” What’s the matter -- a full ride isn’t enough? That’s what a lot of high-profile recruits receive as an incentive to attend a particular university, along with whatever non-reported “income” that magically finds its way to them via generous and ethically challenged supporters of that school’s athletic department. What about those students who can’t catch a football or shoot a basketball, and whose sky-high GPA still isn’t enough to keep them from having to pay for some of their advanced education? Somebody would have to make up the difference for “raised scholarship amounts,” so why not saddle those without an NFL or NBA contract in their immediate future with the additional costs? Certainly, the NCPA raises some cogent points, but proposing unionization is not going to garner widespread support for it. And it’s never made crystal clear how the concept will filter down to those parties involved with the so-called “minor” sports, or smaller schools that don’t make a bundle off their football and basketball programs. How much real benefit will they all derive from any actions taken? Without question, the subject is one that draws a very obvious demarcation line. Ironically, Northwestern officials may have offered the most sensible look at it. In a statement, the school agreed with the NCAA that its student-athletes are not employees and, thus, should not be governed by the rules of collective bargaining. However, Northwestern officials also sided with the players by admitting health and academic issues “are important ones that deserve further consideration.” Is it a case of straddling the fence? No, I see it as Northwestern’s people being savvy enough to embrace the true spirit of compromise. What a unique concept.

Game lost, confidence still intact Vikings impress coach with spirited effort in defeat By Ken Karrson A lost game didn’t translate into lost confidence for St. Laurence Friday night. Quite the contrary, in fact, was true. While Vikings coach Mark Sevedge doesn’t want his guys growing accustomed to victories only of the moral variety, he had no complaints whatsoever about the manner in which his athletes performed at Fenwick. The Friars still prevailed in the Chicago Catholic League matchup, but their 68-60 winning margin was far less than many people might have anticipated given the two teams’ respective fortunes to date. St. Laurence has not logged any league victories thus far, while Fenwick’s roster is populated by athletes with plenty of size and talent. Friars guard Scott Lindsay, who returned only a short time ago from a broken leg, is a Northwestern University recruit, and the tandem of Dan Dwyer and Tom Planek supply Fenwick with 6-foot-8 and 6-6 height, respectively, which made 6-1 Vikings center Bob Kelly seem downright Lilliputian by comparison. Something else was potentially working against St. Laurence, too. “I can’t remember when we’ve had success there, even when we’re evenly matched,” Sevedge said. That obviously wasn’t so on this occasion, at least on paper. But the Vikings ignored all the supposed obstacles in their path and went toe-to-toe with the Friars for four quarters. Following back-to-back 3-pointers from Matt Gurgone and Kelly, plus input from Romello Radford, St. Laurence was ahead of Fenwick by one midway through the third stanza. The Friars, behind a combined 49 points from the Dwyer-Planek-Lindsay troika,

eventually regained their footing and were able to ward off the Vikings, but that did nothing to alter Sevedge’s opinion on what he had witnessed throughout the evening. “We played outstanding basketball,” he said. “It would have been great to get a win in that game, but I was so proud of our team. [Dwyer and Planek] were 5 or 6 inches taller than anybody we had on the floor, but our kids played so hard. “We try not to take too many moral victories out of anything, but this was a good game to keep [our players’] confidence up.” A year ago, St. Laurence played its best basketball during the month of February, and a similar scenario may be about to unfold again. For sure, the Vikings (3-15, 0-9) have strung together three of their finest exhibitions over the past two weeks, although a win was realized only against Hancock. However, that romp past the Eagles energized St. Laurence, which also gave a good St. Joseph squad all it could handle before falling by 11 points in another Catholic League encounter. The Vikings’ showing versus Fenwick merely represented a continuation of that upward trend. And no one did more to keep St. Laurence competitive than Gurgone, who drilled seven 3pointers in nine tries en route to a season-best 31-point outburst. He also owned the team’s previous high-scoring game of the campaign as he went off for 28 points opposite Willowbrook. “The kid was in a zone and it was fun to watch,” Sevedge said. “Everything he put up was going in, and the team fed off him. Everybody was really excited.” Gurgone’s long-distance accuracy was the main ingredient in the Vikings’ 26-point first half, which kept them within 10 at intermission. Sevedge felt his club’s

defense was acceptable before halftime, save for the Friars’ 12 second-chance points. Only seven of Fenwick’s 36 points resulted from perimeter attempts. In the third quarter, Sevedge had all five of his guys crowd whichever Friars player held the ball, and St. Laurence did a better job of boxing out. After the Vikings put on their scoring spurt and inched in front, the hosts called a timeout to try to stem the tide “I think Fenwick was rattled,” Sevedge said. Maybe so, but the Friars collected themselves well enough to close the stanza on a 10-0 run, which put them ahead to stay. Their 66 percent shooting inside the arc for the night -- part of which resulted from a 29-11 edge on the boards -- was key, but St. Laurence hung tough by going 9-of-16 from 3-point land and committing just seven turnovers, three fewer than Fenwick. Quentin Forberg joined Gurgone in double figures with 11 points. He also passed out a team-high four assists. Kelly (seven points, team-best three rebounds) was the Vikings’ other notable. “In our last three games, we’ve scored 63, 62 and 60 [points] - by far, that’s our best output this season,” Sevedge said. “The guys are learning to trust in the system and what we’re doing, trust in each other and trust in themselves.” After tangling with Shepard this past Tuesday, St. Laurence returns to Catholic League action Friday night against Leo.

Statistics St. Laurence 12 14 14 20 - 60 Fenwick 15 21 13 19 - 68 St. Laurence Scoring: Gurgone 31, Forberg 11, Kelly 7, Radford 6, Witkowski 3, Delaney 2. Rebounds: Kelly 3. Assists: Forberg 4, Delaney 3, Gurgone 3.

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With teammate Dae Jae Williams (right) serving as her escort, Shepard’s Katrina Tillman brings the ball upcourt last Thursday against Oak Lawn.

Girls’ basketball roundup

Mighty Macs not to be ‘de-Nye-d’ By Anthony Nasella    When Mother McAuley’s Elizabeth Nye suffered a concussion in the Mighty Macs’ recent setback against neighborhood rival Marist and was out of action for a week, it had an adverse effect on McAuley in losses to Regina, Trinity and Loyola Academy.    But Nye was back in the lineup last Wednesday night against Hillcrest, and although it took a half for her to regain her groove as a difference-maker, the Macs were back in form themselves from the get-go as they posted a 6154 victory over the Lady Hawks in Mount Greenwood.    Nye, who had been limited to five first-half points, finished with 22 and seven rebounds. Molly O’Malley added 15 points, Raven Willis totaled 14 points and eight rebounds, and Erin Drynan grabbed 10 rebounds for McAuley (15-8), which had lost four of its last five games.    In the process, the Macs also ended Hillcrest’s six-game winning streak.    “We had a rough stint for about a week,” McAuley coach AshleyLuke Clanton said. “Without Elizabeth, it was tough. With the win over Hillcrest, we kind of feel like we have our feet back under us.    “We hadn’t been shooting the ball well in the previous games, and I felt we shot the ball much better against Hillcrest. Elizabeth plays so many minutes for us, and having her back is vital for us, no doubt.”    The Macs were reeling early in the fourth quarter after an 8-0 Hillcrest run trimmed their lead to a single point, but McAuley immediately responded with a 12-0 surge of its own to seal the victory.    “We also did a good job of taking care of the basketball against

Hillcrest and were able to get some nice open looks,” Luke-Clanton said. “I’m proud of the girls. They played some smart basketball and did a nice job.”    The Lady Hawks held a 25-22 edge as the half was closing out, but O’Malley hit her fourth 3point basket of the game to create a tie score. Nye picked up where O’Malley left off at the start the third quarter, and she followed her own 3-ball with some additional buckets. McAuley’s lead then got extended to 41-32, courtesy of a Willis 3-pointer.    After a Hillcrest rally that forced the Macs into some turnovers, O’Malley’s 3-pointer and a basket by Nye put McAuley back in control with a doubledigit lead.    While having Nye back was an obvious shot in the arm for the Macs, Luke-Clanton said other players who stepped up during her absence made tremendous strides while being stretched and called upon to do more.    “When you’re used to your role, it’s tough when you’re handed a new role,” Luke-Clanton said. “It was good for us in the long run because it made the girls have to handle the ball a little bit more and have to handle pressure a little bit more. And that will make us that much stronger down the stretch.”    Luke-Clanton said one player, in particular, evolved during the Nye-less span.    “Molly O’Malley really stepped up,” she said. “She had to play the point, which is out of her comfort zone, but she’s been so much a tougher player in the past couple of weeks than she was in the beginning of the season. I really think it has put her in a different frame of mind.    “She’s been playing some defense and really knows how to handle the ball for us — and she’s

tough to take the ball from. She’s a much stronger player now.”    After playing in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament this week, the Macs finish their regular season with road contests against Illinois’ No. 1 team in Class 2A, St. Thomas More of Champaign, and ZionBenton.    “We still have two tough games left after the conference tournament,” Luke-Clanton said. “We’re hoping that we’re peaking at the right time.” STAGG    The Lady Chargers dropped a SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue contest to highly ranked Bolingbrook, 56-43, last Thursday despite solid individual efforts from Casey McMahon (18 points, including five 3-pointers) and Mia DiGiacomo (12 points, 17 rebounds).    McMahon has now made 55 3s this season, while DiGiacomo’s double-double was her sixth of the year and second versus the Lady Raiders. Kate Adams contributed seven points, three rebounds and two steals for Stagg (9-11, 3-6).    The contest’s outcome was not really determined until the final three minutes. The Lady Chargers were within 46-40 at the 3:21 mark, but were unable to make one last push.    “We had possession of the basketball and just could not convert down the stretch,” Stagg coach Bill Turner said. “When you play those very talented teams, you must take advantage of your opportunities, execute, and limit your own mistakes.”    The game was close throughout the opening half, as the teams were tied at 10-all after one period and Bolingbrook held a slim fourpoint advantage midway through. When it opened the third stanza with a couple of easy baskets re(Continued on page 5)

Driving past the Greyhounds Bulldogs face little difficulty in downing Hubbard By Ken Karrson Despite possessing only a partially filled cupboard itself, Richards left Hubbard feeling bare Friday night. The Chicago Public League Greyhounds are in the midst of a lackluster season, and their odds of defeating the Bulldogs at D-Wade Court were lengthened by the absence of a couple starters. That left Hubbard, which is coached by Brother Rice grad Matt Flavin, with just eight athletes dressed. Richards was better off in that regard, seeing as how coach John Chappetto had a dozen people available to him. However, among the missing were the Bulldogs’ two best players, center Josh Meier and point guard Dedrick Shannon, as well as Thaer Othman, another regular within Richards’ standard rotation. But when Spencer Tears opened the nonconference contest with a steal and dunk, the Bulldogs quickly had a fire lit beneath them. After eight minutes, the hosts were ahead 19-7, and they went on to bag a 73-38 triumph that snapped a four-game skid. While Chappetto was not ready to declare his team’s performance any sort of masterpiece, he also didn’t apologize for taking advantage of an overmatched foe. “We’ve played enough tough games and been in enough tough situations,” he said. “To get a night like this is kind of what we needed. It was a stress-free victory and we got the job done.” Shannon and Othman were serving a penalty because of their involvement in a minor fracas the week before versus Argo. They and

one Argonauts player all got tossed from the South Suburban Conference Red clash, which meant each would have to sit out his team’s next game. Meier, meanwhile, was ruled ineligible for the week for non-basketball seasons. “Hopefully, having a game taken away from them will motivate them the rest of the year,” Chappetto said of his trio. Into the breach stepped Tears and freshman Jaylen Catledge, who provided Richards (13-8) with a combined 25 points. Catledge did much of his damage in the second period, when his 10 points represented nearly half of the ‘Dogs’ 23-point eruption that carried them into intermission with a hefty 42-18 cushion. Chappetto’s biggest fear for the second half wasn’t a potential Hubbard comeback — “I felt good about our chances because they’re down this year,” he said — but that his own guys might begin freelancing too much. “We talked about not getting into bad habits in this game that could wind up costing us in later games,” Chappetto said. “It was a game where everybody wanted to do their own thing.” While Catledge and Tears were the only Richards players to reach double figures, all but one of the 12 who saw action tallied points. Ameen Hussein was next in the scoring line with nine points for the Bulldogs, who were ahead 6026 after three stanzas. Chappetto said a small and relatively quiet crowd made for an unusual game-time atmosphere. It was the same situation for the Greyhounds, but for a different reason. “It was an opportunity for

them to play on a Friday night — it’s better than the typical 4 p.m. Tuesday games they play,” Chappetto said. “[And] I’m sure they weren’t intimidated by us. They’ve already played Rich East, Nazareth Academy, Neuqua Valley, and they’re scheduled to play Oak Lawn and Argo, so they’re not avoiding anyone.” Even though it didn’t tangle with a conference opponent, SSC Red-leading Richards still was able to extend its edge in the standings by virtue of Oak Lawn’s win over Shepard. That left the Astros, the Bulldogs’ closest pursuer, two games in arrears in the loss column. Richards entered the current week with a 6-2 mark in the SSC, while Shepard was at 5-4. No one else in the Red Division has a league ledger over .500, but Chappetto isn’t thinking of a ninth straight conference crown as a foregone conclusion. One club that definitely has his attention is Argo, which defeated the Bulldogs in their head-to-head matchup and got past Reavis last Friday. “I don’t know who’s going to beat Argo,” Chappetto said. Richards was slated to make up a previously postponed contest with Marian Catholic this past Tuesday and will visit Evergreen Park for an SSC Red encounter on Friday.

Statistics Hubbard 7 11 8 12 - 38 Richards 19 23 18 13 - 73 Richards Scoring: Catledge 13, Tears 12, Hussein 9, Listenbee 7, Alexander 6, Anagnostopolous 6, Connor 5, Cottrell 5, Burton 4, Williams 4, Slaughter 2.


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On target, but off course

Sports wrap

Mustangs waste good shooting display, fall to Cards By Ken Karrson A season-best shooting display couldn’t spare Evergreen Park from getting the worst of things Friday night. While Mustangs coach Pat Flannigan was understandably pleased with his team’s 62 percent accuracy rate against Eisenhower, he came away from the South Suburban Conference Red matchup dissatisfied overall. That’s because that bout of sharpshooting couldn’t dull the pain of an 85-69 defeat. Undermining Evergreen the most were a measurable shortage on the offensive glass and 31 turnovers. “When you’re giving up 3s, you can’t give them three and four opportunities [per possession] like we did,” Flannigan said. “They out-hustled us -- that’s all that rebounding is -- and it was definitely frustrating. “They were able to get away with some physical play and we didn’t get after it. [Cardinals coach] Mike [Curta] does a real good job of speeding you up, and when you’re playing [only] six or seven guys, you get worn down.” Not surprisingly, Flannigan liked the Mustangs’ shot selection, but he pointed out that they also missed a lot of high-percentage attempts. Only one of Evergreen’s field-goal tries was fired from 3point territory. “If we make the first couple layups we had, we have a chance to build a little lead [early] and change the momentum,” Flannigan said. “I don’t know if it was [due to] nerves or adrenalin, but it didn’t happen for us.” But despite their problems, the Mustangs (9-10, 1-8) still managed to compete with Eisenhower on

even terms throughout the first half. The biggest lead enjoyed by either club was seven points, and the Cardinals grabbed that late in the second quarter by embarking on a 9-0 run, which was aided by five Evergreen miscues. Jacquet McClendon’s basket halted a scoring drought of nearly three minutes for the hosts and enabled them to conclude the half on a high note, but further troubles awaited the Mustangs at the onset of the third frame. Four more turnovers within the first two minutes, plus a missed shot shoved Evergreen into a doubledigit hole. The Cards, who had sunk a couple 3 pointers over that same stretch, eventually expanded their edge to 45-29 midway through the quarter. But just when it appeared as if the Mustangs were ready to surrender, back they charged. Another McClendon hoop gave Evergreen a boost, then Issac Matthews (one bucket, two free throws) and Tony Weathersby (field goal, three-point play) stepped forward as part of an 11-0 surge. Eisenhower unintentionally helped out the Mustangs’ rally with four missed shots and three turnovers. From there, it stayed close most of the way. Matthews’ basket at the 3:21 mark of the final frame had Evergreen within 71-66, but then disaster struck. The Mustangs’ Tobi Oladejo was whistled for a technical foul, and the Cardinals took advantage of the situation by burying two free throws and then two more on their ensuing possession. Following an Evergreen miscue, Eisenhower converted twice from the line once again to create additional breathing room. The visitors’ last 14 points all came

on charity tosses. Flannigan questioned the foul that was called on Oladejo, which was his fifth and sent him to the bench. Also unable to finish the game because of fouls were McClendon and Matthews. “He’s one of the nicest kids,” Flannigan said of Oladejo. “He never says anything to anybody, but we talk about body language, and he goes palms up whenever he doesn’t understand something. He doesn’t think anything about it, but [officials] see it as being shown up, and it just came at a really bad time. “Fatigue was definitely a factor [at that juncture]. We just didn’t have enough [energy] to get back and they kind of ran over us.” Before departing, McClendon, Matthews and Oladejo accounted for 36 of the Mustangs’ points. McClendon went a perfect 8-of8 from the field in amassing a team-high 18 points, and Matthews augmented his scoring with five rebounds, five steals and four assists. Weathersby equaled Matthews by dropping in 14 points and Alex Cheatham gave Evergreen a fourth double-figure man with 12 points, which were garnered on 5-of-6 marksmanship. The Mustangs met Chicago Agricultural Science this past Tuesday and square off with SSC Red leader Richards on Friday.

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Junior Anna Girlich (middle, with crutches) was one of the favorites to capture the all-around title at last Wednesday’s SWSC gymnastics meet before being sidelined with a knee injury suffered five days earlier. By Anthony Nasella    All season long, Stagg’s boys’ swim team has been setting both small and big goals. Primary among them are titles in the SouthWest Suburban Conference and sectional meets, and strong

representation and a good showing at the state meet.    The goal-oriented Chargers have been seeing visible fruit. Highlighting their accomplishments to date are a 4-1 conference ledger and first —place finishes at the Downers Grove,

Eisenhower 15 17 19 34 - 85 Evergreen Park 15 12 17 25 - 69 Evergreen Park Scoring: McClendon 18, Matthews 14, Weathersby 14, Cheatham 12, Moran 4, Oladejo 4, Brown 2, Issaka 1. Rebounds: Matthews 5. Assists: Matthews 4, Oladejo 4. Steals: Matthews 5.

SXU sports summary

Stritch still the (No.) 1    According to the most recent NAIA Division II poll, only three men’s basketball teams in the nation are superior to St. Xavier University at the moment.    Much to the Cougars’ chagrin, one of those programs visited the Shannon Center Saturday afternoon. Even worse, it lived up to its lofty billing.    Defending national champion Cardinal Stritch owns the No. 1 ranking again this season, and it proved its worth against SXU. Having won an earlier Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash with the Cougars, the Wolves were unfazed by the hosts’ 14-point lead nine minutes into the first half.    Stritch closed to within four by the break, then used a second-half-opening 11-2 run that was punctuated by back-to-back 3-pointers to seize the lead away from SXU. With a 1-of-10 performance from 3-point land dogging them over the last 20 minutes, the Cougars were unable to overtake the Wolves and wound up suffering a 93-84 setback.    The loss snapped a 17-game win streak for No. 4 SXU (21-3, 11-2), which hadn’t fallen short against any foe since five days before Thanksgiving. That unbeaten stretch tied for the longest in school history, matching two others, one of which was pieced together last winter.    The Cougars’ defeat was the first pinned on them at home since Stritch prevailed 86-81 on Nov. 20, 2012.    Propping the Wolves up on this latest occasion was their depth. Their reserves outscored SXU’s 28-3, and one of their top performers — Tyler Semenas — was someone the Cougars hadn’t counted on as a difference-maker.    “He’s probably their fourth scorer [normally],” SXU coach Tom O’Malley said. “Later on, they did go to him, and he scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half. He had a tip-dunk, two other tips and a couple 3s.”    Three other Stritch players tallied in double digits, including Tony Smit, who finished with 17 points. Three of those markers came on a bucket with 3:12 left that extended the Wolves’ lead to 84-79.    “Our defense wasn’t entirely nonexistent,” O’Malley said. “We played good defense [there], but he hit a miracle shot over our biggest guy with one second left [on the possession clock].”    Derek Semenas’ layup and two Smit free throws extended Stritch’s edge to nine, and not enough time remained to have the Cougars stage a comeback. The Wolves hit 25-of-32 free throws on the day and 60 percent of their field-goal attempts, compared to SXU’s 16 made charity tosses and 50 percent accuracy from the floor.    Brad Karp, who had sat out last Wednesday’s game against Holy Cross with a sprained ankle, paced the Cougars with 25

points, nine rebounds, four steals and two assists. Former Stritch guard Michael Simpson, who had endured a nightmarish offensive performance in his initial meeting with his ex-teammates, improved here to a 21-point, eight-assist effort, and Josh Mawhorr (19 points on 7-of-9 shooting) also lent a big hand.    But except for Kyle Huppe’s 3-point basket that gave SXU that aforementioned 14-point advantage in the opening half, the Cougars’ nonstarters were also nonentities in a statistical sense. That became more of an issue since Jack Krieger was dealing with foul problems most of the way.    “We have a lot of faith in our bench, but they didn’t give us much,” O’Malley said. “We needed to get a little more help. Jack Krieger only played about nine minutes of the first half, and you don’t play with the same courage when you’re in foul trouble.    “I thought we did force a few things, particularly when the game got close [in the second half], because people try to do a little more than they have to. You cannot be in a hurry to catch up real quick. Sometimes you can do that against lesser teams — force the action — but we’ve got to be more patient to get the shot we want instead of taking the first one we get.”    One encouraging aspect to SXU athletes and coaches was the postgame comments of some Stritch players while the teams exchanged handshakes.    “They were saying, ‘We’ll see you guys again,’” O’Malley said. “I hope we get that chance.”    SXU was back at home this past Wednesday to host Purdue University Calumet. The Cougars visit Judson University on Saturday. St. Xavier 57 Holy Cross 50    Without Karp available, the Cougars posted their lowest single-game point total of the year last Wednesday, but still managed to ease their way past the Saints in Indiana.    While O’Malley admitted that replacing Karp and what he typically provides SXU wasn’t easy, he also felt that Holy Cross deserved credit for creating a challenging environment.    “We played in an atmosphere that was conducive to the home team,” O’Malley said. “They’ve won 15 games, so you can’t go into their gym thinking lightly about them.    “You’ve got to make plays at the time they’re needed. At the end of the game, we had to play well, and we did.”    The Cougars weren’t too shabby at the beginning, either, as they racked up the contest’s first nine points and never trailed. The Saints did pull even at 36 with 12:08 left in the game, but an 11-4 spurt by SXU gave it a 4740 lead at the 7:22 mark.    Four minutes later, the hosts

were back within one before Kreiger knocked down two jumpers and Simpson buried a pair of free throws to finally put Holy Cross away. The duo combined for 30 points, and Simpson augmented his 16 points with a teamhigh four assists. Krieger made two steals.    Also a factor was Mawhorr, who checked in with 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks. — Ken Karrson WOMEN’S BASKETBALL    More noteworthy than the No. 8-ranked Cougars’ two victories last week that ran their winning streak to 16 games was the impact Caitlin McMahon had on both contests.    The sophomore forward, who is typically overshadowed by junior teammates Morgan Stuut and Suzie Broski, took her own turn in the spotlight. In SXU’s 79-76 triumph over Holy Cross last Wednesday, McMahon registered a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds and, for good measure, hit a key throw in the final seconds to preserve the Cougars’ victory.    And that was only the beginning. Three days later versus No. 6 Cardinal Stritch, McMahon became just the third female Cougar ever to produce a triple-double. Her 11 points, 14 rebounds and school-record 10 blocks propelled SXU (21-3, 11-1) to a 75-63 win and into sole possession of first place in the CCAC standings.    “It really was a monster week for Caitlin McMahon,” Cougars coach Bob Hallberg said. “She’s been fairly consistent, even though I haven’t played her as many minutes all the time because I have several post players that I rotate with her. She certainly came into her own this [past] week and just had two big back-to-back games for us.    “And she’s taking some pride in rebounding, which makes a good rebounder. I told her, as the tallest person on the team, that besides scoring she really has to focus on rebounding. And her blocked shots against Cardinal Stritch were really big.”    McMahon, Maloree Johnson and Mikayla Leyden all converted at the line for SXU in the closing moments against Holy Cross, which staved off the feisty Saints once and for all.    The Cougars used a 13-4 run in the last six minutes of the first half to establish a 10-point lead at intermission, but Holy Cross responded with its own 14-4 surge in the first four minutes of the second half to pull even at 41-all.    The Saints eventually went ahead 50-44 before SXU used two 3-point baskets from redshirt freshman Sidney Prasse and McMahon’s three-point play as the fuel for a 15-4 run that restored an edge for the locals. The Cougars’ lead grew to 69-60 with less than five minutes remaining, but Holy Cross chipped away at its deficit (Continued on page 5)

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Hanna Mussalem took fifth for Sandburg-Stagg co-op in the allaround at last Wednesday’s SouthWest Suburban Conference gymnastics meet.

Lincoln-Way North and Lockport invitationals.    And in last Thursday’s SWSC meet against Lincoln-Way East, the Stagg quartet of Lucas Smiarowski, Harlan Long, Zack Amendola and Evan Johnson set pool records while swimming to victories in both the 200-yard medley (1 minute, 38.55 seconds) and 400free relays.    Amendola added individual triumphs in the 100-butterfly (54.55) and 100-breaststroke (1:06.44), while Johnson also set the pace in two events: the 200-free (1:55.50) and 500-free (5:19.93).    Their combined handiwork enabled the Chargers to bag a convincing 120-66 victory over the Griffins.    “Right now, we’re working real hard,” Stagg coach Jason Carr said. “Our goal is take first place at conference and sectionals. We get a lot of competitive teams [there, but] it’s a goal that the kids are really working toward.    “They’re really psyched about it. We’re doing everything we can to see that we can realize those two goals.”    Of the many swimmers on the squad who are making strides, Carr said that Amendola, Long, and Smiarowski have been especially sharp.    “Those three, as with the whole team, have been working real hard on the varsity squad,” Carr said. “We’ve seen improvements at the invites. This is the first year we’ve taken three first-place finishes at five of our invites, and the three wins were all in a row, which was great.    “We’ve definitely noticed the improvements. In our invite victories, we had hope at Downers Grove, at the Lincoln-Way North Invite almost everyone who swam actually swam their best time up to that point, [and] it was the same at the Lockport Invite.    “The kids really wanted to go after it at the Lockport Invite, and they did. This team is very goal-oriented this year. They keep setting goals, and they’re trying their very best to accomplish them.”

Home is where the heartache is Eagles no match for Bolingbrook in SWSC Blue clash By Ken Karrson

pounded us inside. “A team’s good when you know After spending most of the what they’re going to do and basketball season thus far on they still do it. We knew going the road, Sandburg players were in what they like to do, and they hoping there was no place like just scored over us.” home. Twenty-three of the Raiders’ But home is where the heart- 27 baskets came from inside the ache was, at least as far as the arc, but Bolingbrook’s effectiveEagles were concerned Friday ness transcended the offensive night. Visiting Bolingbrook made side. In addition to making the itself feel right at home by using Eagles (6-12, 2-5) misfire more its superior size to systematically often than not from the floor, wear down Sandburg. the Raiders’ defense also forced The Eagles simply had no an- their hosts into committing 18 swer for the Raiders’ frontcourt turnovers. duo of 6-foot-8, 260-pound Julian “We had 62 possessions, so our Torres and 6-6, 255-pound Kenny offensive efficiency was .72,” AlWilliams. The pair combined for len said. “Bolingbrook showed 26 points and, perhaps more im- they were the better team in portantly, prevented Sandburg this game.” from enjoying much interior Little separated the squads success. through the first eight minutes, Having to rely on their perim- thanks largely to a couple 3-pointeter attack to a greater degree, ers Niko Kogionis deposited on the Eagles connected on just 43 Sandburg’s behalf. With those percent of their field-goal at- serving as their fuel, the Eagles tempts, a showing that was at basically kept pace with the Raidleast partly responsible for them ers, exiting the opening quarter suffering an eventual 68-46 set- behind by only a deuce. back in the SouthWest Suburban However, Kogionis was pretty Conference Blue contest. The much bottled up after that. His win was Bolingbrook’s seventh only other points weren’t delivstraight in league action. ered until the final frame, and he “It was a bad loss to Boling- took just seven shots in all on the brook,” Sandburg coach Todd Al- evening. Five of those had been len said. “We didn’t do anything attempted in the first quarter. to make it difficult for them. With Kogionis under wraps, “We tried to do a decent job Sandburg needed other sources of helping out [defensively], but of productivity, but Niko Cahue’s we didn’t do a very good job of 10 points was the best anyone guarding the post. We didn’t pro- else could do. Eric Straka matched vide enough resistance and they Kogionis by tossing in nine and

Joe Ruzevich supplied eight. The Eagles slipped behind by double digits by allowing the Raiders to pile up 23 second-period points and never really threatened after that. Sandburg did hold Bolingbrook to 10 points in the third quarter, but failed to make any inroads because its own output was even less. Already up by 15 heading into the fourth stanza, the Raiders iced the verdict by erupting for 23 more points. “They’ve got size, quickness and guys who can shoot it,” Allen said. “It was not a sustained run [that put us away], but Bolingbrook was very unselfish and had a balanced attack. Ten guys scored for them.” Two more league affairs were on the Eagles’ docket this week. Following a game at Lincoln-Way East this past Tuesday, Sandburg will host Joliet Central on Friday.

Statistics Bolingbrook 13 22 10 23 - 68 Sandburg 11 12 7 16 - 46 Sandburg Scoring: Cahue 10, Kogionis 9, Straka 9, Ruzevich 8, Paxinos 5, Vorva 3, Martinez 2.

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Cyclones women net two more wins By Maura Vizza

placed her name among NJCAA Division II leaders in a major    Two out of three ain’t bad. statistical category.    With apologies to former rock    Gorman, who was a national singer Meatloaf, that sentiment qualifier in cross country for the also applied to Moraine Valley Col- Cyclones during the fall, is eighth lege’s women’s basketball team in the country in per-game steals in recent action. After suffering with 3.8, while Jaber ranks No. a lopsided road loss to Kankakee 7 in blocks with an average of Community College on Jan. 25, three per contest. Also representthe Cyclones returned to both ing Moraine in a national category Illinois Skyway Collegiate Con- is sharpshooter Katie McGann, ference play and their winning who is 12th in 3-point-shooting ways. accuracy with her 41.4 percent    Moraine led almost wire-to-wire mark. in downing Morton College 77-67 *** last Thursday and then picked    Yandel’s 25 points in 25 minutes up a 68-50 triumph over Oakton was the key element in Moraine’s College on Saturday. Leading the success against Oakton. The way for the Cyclones were Jamilla sophomore sank 12-of-19 shots Jones and Maggie Yandel. in amassing her total.    Jones, who ranks 28th nation-    In winning for the sixth time in ally in National Junior College seven league outings, the Cyclones Athletic Association Division received scoring from 11 players II with a per-game average of during the second half. Moraine 10.3 rebounds, grabbed seven used a 10-0 first-half run to iniversus Morton, to go along tially establish a double-digit edge with a team-best 20 points and for itself, was ahead 38-24 at the seven steals. Stagg grad Yandel break and never got threatened backed her with 13 points and after that.    Individual notables for the Cyseven boards.    Behind that duo, Moraine built clones in addition to Yandel were a 39-26 halftime advantage and Amber Hunter (six points and never led by fewer than eight nine rebounds in 14 minutes) and points over the final 20 minutes. Jaber (four points, nine rebounds Also chipping in for the winners and five blocks in 19 minutes). were Marist product Aileen Gor*** man (12 points) and Nariman    No. 17-ranked Kankakee hit Jaber (10 points, seven rebounds, 9-of-16 3s, a long-distance distwo blocks), each of whom has play that enabled it to construct

a 16-point halftime advantage and eventually cruise in an 89-59 victor on its home court.    Keeping Moraine competitive for a while was McGann, who went 3-of-3 from 3-point range and totaled 13 points.

MEN’S BASKETBALL    A rough 2013-14 campaign didn’t get any better last week, as the Cyclones absorbed ISCC losses versus Morton (73-52) and Oakton (87-69) on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.    Moraine drew as close eight points to Morton late in the second half before falling back. Johnte Shannon (18 points), Stagg alumnus Brett Kaiser (15 points, 10 rebounds, five steals) and Des’nique Photo by Jeff Vorva Harris (12 rebounds) were the Brother Rice’s Quinn Niego scored a game-high 19 points on Saturday, but his former team, St. Cyclones’ headliners in defeat.    Moraine was staring at a 30- Rita, still had the final say in the matchup between Chicago Catholic League rivals. point halftime deficit on Saturmaybe we can play our best ball canning 56 percent of its fieldday, but staged an impressive down the stretch, when it means goal tries. comeback behind Shannon (16 the most. That’s kind of what    “They’ve been going through points, five rebounds, four assists), we’re trying to tell them.” some turnover in their program, Denton Walker (12 points, five but if they get some continuity, I rebounds) and Jason Allen (10 Brother Rice 63 think they can be pretty good,” (Continued from page 1) points). Shannon’s two-handed St. Francis de Sales 56 Harrigan said of the Pioneers. slam highlighted the Cyclones’ turnovers, but because of its lack    A 25-point explosion in the “They have good players, [includrally, which reduced Oakton’s of scoring punch it managed to third period gave the Crusaders ing] a couple nice wings.” huge lead to just 11 points at record just three assists. the juice necessary to finally pull    Rice will seek to climb back over one juncture.    Law (15 points, seven rebounds, away from the Pioneers Friday the .500 plateau on Friday, when    Cameron Juillerat (eight points) two steals), Dominique Matthews night. Niego (24 points) was once it visits De La Salle for another and Sandburg grad Brennan Ivory (11 points) and Charles Matthews again Rice’s ringleader, but this Catholic League encounter. (seven rebounds) also made their (10) were the offensive mainstays time he had a fair amount of aspresences felt for Moraine in a for St. Rita, which fired away at sistance as Rubio (12 points, six Statistics losing cause. a 57 percent clip. The Mustangs rebounds, four assists), Connor missed eight of their first nine Finn (12 points) and Dan Scanlon St. Francis de Sales 13 14 16 13 - 56 field-goal attempts, but posted an (8 points) all made measurable Brother Rice 14 14 25 10 - 63 11-of-16 success rate during the contributions. second half.    The Crusaders’ assists-to-turn- Brother Rice Scoring: Niego 24, Finn 12,    “Our guys were pretty dis- overs total was a more acceptable Rubio 12, Scanlon 8, Conlisk 3, Mueller traught after that game,” Har- 12-8, and they shot 51 percent 2, Shepski 2. Rebounds: Rubio 6. Asrigan said. “We’re [still] looking from the floor, which included a sists: Rubio 4. for that win that will stick out 38 percent display (8-of-21) from and get us going. We’ve got some behind the arc. Niego delivered St. Rita 9 13 15 13 - 50    Jones paced the Trolls with 24 trying to run with the Tigers or good wins, but we want to beat half of those 3-balls. Brother Rice 12 12 4 7 - 35 points, while Ezekiel Odonkor a statistical quirk is unknown, a highly ranked team.    St. Francis de Sales, which is added 11 rebounds. but the Trolls’ 74-rebound night    “We’re still working upwards. playing for its second head coach Brother Rice Scoring: Niego 19, Mueller 4, *** was definitely part of the con- I don’t know if 17-year-olds buy this year and its third since the Rubio 4, Finn 3, Scanlon 3, Gallagher 2.    • Statistics: 6-17 overall, 2-10 cept of shooting first and think- that, but if we continue to fight, 2012-13 season, stayed afloat by Rebounds: Rubio 4. Assists: Rubio 2. CCAC, 3-5 home, 3-9 away, 0-3 ing later. neutral. Leaders: Jared Jones    Brook Bambrick’s 19-point, 1417.1 ppg., 21 steals; Ezekiel Odon- rebound performance paced Trinkor 7.9 rpg., 18 blocks; Evan Pratt ity. Caitlin Cody and Holly Boets55 assists. ma scored 13 points apiece.    • Schedule: Saturday, vs. *** Trinity International University,    • Statistics: 6-17 overall, 2-10 3 p.m.; Monday, at Indiana Uni- CCAC, 2-6 home, 3-9 away, 1-2 versity-South Bend, 7:30 p.m.; neutral. Leaders: Caitlin Cody Wednesday, vs. Purdue-North 13.3 ppg., 8.1 rpg., 17 blocks; Allie Central, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 15, vs. Paluchniak 46 assists, 30 steals; Cardinal Stritch, 3 p.m.; Feb. 19, Brook Bambrick 46 assists. at Judson University, 7:30 p.m.    • Schedule: Saturday, vs. Trinity International University, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m.; Monday, at Indiana Uni   The quest for a third confer- versity-South Bend, 5:30 p.m.; ence victory also goes on for the Feb. 15, vs. Cardinal Stritch, 1 Trolls women. p.m.; Feb. 19, at Judson Univer   Trinity lost to run-and-gun sity, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 22, vs. St. Olivet Nazarene and Robert Mor- Xavier University, 1 p.m. ris, and stood where the men’s team did — at 6-17 overall and TRACK & FIELD 2-10 in league adventures — en-    Downloads are all the rage, tering this past Wednesday’s game but the Trolls women still preat Roosevelt. fer records.    Saturday’s 71-63 defeat to the    They cut four more Saturday Eagles began inauspiciously in at Cornell College’s Hilltop Invithe form of a 9-0 deficit, and the tational in Mount Vernon, Iowa. echoes from that thud never died Victories by Ashley Jourdan in away. Only a 14-3 run late in the the mile run and Courtney Kalous first half was able to make the in the 800-meter run established score respectable — 31-29 — at school marks, as did a second place the break. A similar surge by Rob- by Anna Bos in the 3,000 and ert Morris opened the second half, Nicki Jager’s seventh in the pole and only a late Trolls rally made vault. Three other wins, by Andy the game close. Reidsma in the mile and by the Photo by Jeff Vorva    Four players scored at least 10 men’s and women’s distance-medpoints for Trinity, with Erynn ley relay squads, made Trinity’s St. Rita’s Charles Matthews hounds Brother Rice’s Jimmy Gallagher while the latter holds the ball Schuh’s 14 leading the way, but first appearance in the Hilltop during Saturday’s Chicago Catholic League game. shooting only 30 percent doomed meet a huge success. the Trolls. Boosting their total of    Jourdan’s time of 5 minutes, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. this week. 57 rebounds were offensive boards 24.78 seconds surpassed her twoChristian, which had Saturday’s “We have to be patient and recreated by bad shots. week-old personal best. Kalous game with Marian Central Cathoverse the ball and knock down    The previous game against breezed to victory in the 800 in (Continued from page 1) lic postponed until Feb. 11, conOlivet was almost a foregone con- 2:22:81, while Reidsma’s clocking misfiring once from in close and fronts Wheaton-St. Francis and some 3s, but we just couldn’t make clusion, given the Tigers’ use of of 4:30.13 qualified him for the turning the ball over another St. Edward in a pair of Suburban a shot,” Chiuccariello said. “We just wanted some kind of positive the high-tempo Grinnell College National Christian College Ath- time. Christian Conference affairs. momentum.” system that runs opposing teams letic Association national indoor Blaine Wright’s 3-pointer gave ragged. Trinity has little depth, meet. Christian a temporary lift and Lincoln-Way Central Shepard finally got some of 72 and against a squad that changed    The men’s distance-medley re- Bradford Fitzpatrick converted a Shepard 57 that in the final quarter, as it lineups almost on the fly the Trolls lay unit hit the finish line first in putback to draw the visitors withKnights coach Bob Curran used outscored Lincoln-Way Central 24were up against it. 10:46.95 and the women’s four- in 40-39. However, the Knights to be known for his willingness 13, but all that did was make the    The most telling statistic in some did the same in 12:48.86. also failed to take advantage of to have his teams at Thornwood result more cosmetically appealthe 105-77 loss was 37 Trinity    Bos registered a 10:23.62 in the two Oak Lawn miscues, as they and Lincoln-Way North play at a ing. Littleton accrued 22 points turnovers. 3,000 and Jager cleared 9 feet, missed another short shot and deliberate pace that was madden- and Malcolm Lawson added 11    The Trolls led briefly in the 6 1/4 inches in the vault, which the front end of a 1-and-1 right ing to foes. These days, he favors for the Astros, whose only game early going, but it was 57-35 at met the NCCAA standard in that after the turnovers. a much more rapid tempo, which of this week was played Tuesday halftime after they got outscored event. So did Jessica Disselkoen A series of free throws then gave last Tuesday caused problems for at St. Laurence. 18-4 in the final five minutes, in the mile (5:30.56) and Erin the Spartans enough cushion to the Astros. and the locals never caught up. Wessels in the triple jump (32- withstand Parker’s buzzer-beatMost troublesome to them was Statistics Interestingly, Trinity shot 38 per- 6 1/2). ing 3-pointer. that Lincoln-Way Central was becent from the floor, compared to    The Trolls take this weekend “It just feels right now that ing productive on many of its pos- Shepard 16 13 12 20 76 - 74 the much poorer shooting in the off, then come back to the track we’re snake-bit a little bit,” Pit- sessions. In the opening period, Oak Lawn 8 15 16 22 7 9 - 77 subsequent loss to Robert Morris. at North Central College on Feb. tman said. that meant a 21-6 getaway for Shepard Scoring: Littleton 24, Cohen Whether it was a byproduct of 14 and 15. Wright (12 points), Jay Spencer the Knights that put them firmly 13, Heidinger 10, Haxel 7, Lawson 7, (11 points, six rebounds), Parker in command. Witherspoon 5, Gorski 4, Smith 3, Ogung(seven points) and Fitzpatrick (six They did damage both inside bemi 1. Rebounds: Littleton 7, Gorski 6, points, seven boards) were the big and out, as attested to by 64 per- Witherspoon 6. guns for Christian, which shot 45 cent shooting on 3-point attempts Oak Lawn Scoring: Stacy 30, Prince 17, percent from the floor and played (9-of-14) and 53 percent (19-of-36) Swatek 11, Jones 8, Samra 7, Nelson Oak Lawn on pretty equal terms on two-point tries. Brad Bass (26 4. Rebounds: Stacy 13, Prince 10. Asin most categories. points) and Alex Parks (18 points, sists: Samra 5. Stacy had 13 points, six re- including four 3s) were Lincolnbounds, six steals and three Way Central’s headliners. Chicago Christian 8 11 11 12 - 42 blocks in his initial game as the 11 7 14 11 - 43 “Lincoln-Way Central was re- Oak Lawn Spartans’ point guard. Perhaps ally effective and they shot the Chicago Christian Scoring: Wright 12, BASKETBALL STANDINGS most satisfying to Rhodes was lights out,” Chiuccariello said. Spencer 11, Parker 7, Fitzpatrick 6, Leo 8th Grade 5th Grade that Oak Lawn’s turnover total “They’re patient -- they will move 2, Washington 2, Wolterink 2. Rebounds: LAC Indians 5-2 Jaguars 7-1 stood at only 13, an occurrence the ball until they get what they Fitzpatrick 7, Spencer 6. Assists: Leo 2, Jr. Phoenix 5-2 Jr. Knights 6-1 he said was a positive reflection feel is a clean look, and they were Parker 2, Washington 2. Cardinals 4-3 Jr. T-Bolts 6-2 on Stacy’s ability to quickly adjust shooting 3s like layups. Oak Lawn Scoring: Stacy 13, Cosenza Jr. T-Bolts 4-3 Lemont Coyotes 4-3 to his new assignment. “Bobby Curran does a mag- 10, Swatek 10, Prince 6, Jones 2, Samra Burbank Fusion 3-4 Orland Magic 4-4 “Christian tried to press, but we nificent job with his team, and 2. Rebounds: Prince 7, Stacy 6. Assists: Sutherland 0-7 Shooters 2-6 were able to handle it,” Rhodes unfortunately we didn’t get the Samra 4. Steals: Stacy 6. Palos Demons 2-7 said. “For him to do it on the fly defensive effort we needed.” 7th Grade Eagles 0-7 was impressive.” Offensively, Shepard was hav- Lincoln-Way Central 21 19 19 13 - 72 Lemont Coyotes 7-0 Cosenza and Swatek both tossed 6 13 14 24 - 57 ing some difficulties as well. The Shepard LAC Indians 5-2 4th Grade in 10 points to back Stacy, while Astros were guilty of just six turn- Shepard Scoring: Littleton 22, Lawson Oak Lawn Deer 4-3 R-B Bulldogs (Blue) 6-1 Prince contributed six points and overs -- one-third as many as the 11, Heidinger 7, Cohen 6, Witherspoon Jr. T-Bolts 3-4 Orland Magic 5-2 seven rebounds for the Spartans, Knights -- but their success rate 6, Gorski 3, Haxel 2. Rebounds: Cohen Shooters 2-5 Lemont Coyotes 3-4 who were scheduled to meet Argo from the field languished at 34 per- 4, Littleton 4, Witherspoon 4. Assists: Sutherland 0-7 R-B Bulldogs (White) 0-7 and Reavis in SSC Red contests cent and they were out-rebounded Littleton 3.

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Trolls come up short By Tim Cronin    If basketball were a 30-minute game, Trinity Christian College’s men would have been 2-0 last week. But both of those Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests were played to the regulation 40-minute length, and that made the Trolls 0-2.    However, the losses to NAIA Division II 16th-ranked Robert Morris and Olivet Nazarene universities showed the continued improvement that was evidenced in Trinity’s recent wins over the University of St. Francis and Purdue University Calumet. That was especially true of the 51-48 loss to Robert Morris, where the Trolls led most of the way and were up by 11 points at intermission.    Their defense led the way, as it held the Eagles to 19 firsthalf points and forced it to take poor shots throughout — Robert Morris hit just 26 percent of its attempts for the game. The difference occurred down the stretch, when Trinity endured a five-minute scoring drought while the Eagles continually found their way to the foul line, where they sank 14 free throws in the second half.    The Trolls held a 40-34 lead with 10 minutes to play, but were outscored 17-8 from then on, with only Jared Jones’ game-tying 3pointer providing a shining moment for them. Jones led Trinity (6-17, 2-10) with 13 points.    Their previous game featured the Trolls hitting a team-recordtying 12 3-point shots, but dropping an 85-78 decision to Olivet in Bourbonnais. It was a preview of the loss to Robert Morris in that Trinity was ahead by 10 at the half, but got outscored 55-38 over the final 20 minutes.    Still, the Trolls held an edge until five minutes remained, when a series of turnovers helped turn momentum the Tigers’ way. Trinity hit 47 percent from the floor, but failed to rally, thanks in part to an 18-of-30 display at the line.

RedHawks (Continued from page 1) step [forward]. My job is to make sure we don’t forget that, and hopefully we can take this game and learn something from it.”    The RedHawks were also slated to play Chicago Agricultural Science last Tuesday, but that game was postponed and rescheduled for Feb. 27. Awaiting Marist this week were St. Rita and Benet Academy, the latter of which visits Mount Greenwood for an ESCC matchup on Friday.

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Marist Scoring: Ferguson 10, Holland 9, Hill 8, Lerma 6, Barry 5, Hawkins 3, Burrell 2, Tucker 1. Rebounds: Lerma 5, Tucker 4. Assists: Barry 3, Hawkins 3.

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SXU (Continued from page 3) and narrowed the gap to 70-67 at the 3:28 mark.    Thanks to a couple SXU turnovers, the Saints got even closer, but the Cougars’ trio of charity tosses finally settled the verdict. Stuut (23 points, eight rebounds) and Prasse (11 points) were SXU’s statistical leaders along with McMahon.    Hallberg wasn’t surprised that Holy Cross pushed his team so hard.    “I’ve been doing this a long time, and I know that you have to play well every night when you’re on the road in February,” he said. “The pressure is off a lot of teams in the middle of the pack. They’re not going anywhere, [so] they just go out there and enjoy themselves.    “I have to give Holy Cross a lot of credit. It wasn’t that we played poorly; I just think they had an exceptional ballgame. They actually outplayed us, and we were fortunate to escape with a threepoint victory.”    Hallberg did admit, however, that the Saints’ cause was aided when Stuut exited with a leg injury after a Holy Cross player fell on her.    “Morgan missed the last four minutes of the game with us up just 70-65, and that was a key loss with the game on the line,” he said. “Fortunately, we had several other players step up and do a nice job at the free-throw line. It could have gone either way.”    Along with McMahon, Hallberg thought Prasse was a big reason the Cougars ultimately prospered.    “We were down one point when I brought her in the game,” he said. “She hit back-to-back 3-point baskets, so we went from one point down to five points up very quickly. That was big for us.” ***    Stuut was back in action on Saturday, and she very nearly joined McMahon in posting a triple-double. As it was, she offered strong support for her teammate with 16 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.    Also getting into the scoring act for the Cougars were Niara Harris and Broski, who notched 15 and 12 points, respectively. Broski complemented her offense with five rebounds.    Another critical component in SXU’s success was its defense, which limited the Wolves to a 32 percent success rate from the field. In delivering a solid exhibition on

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both ends of the floor, the Cougars once again proved correct their coach’s theory that there is no carryover from one game to the next.    “When the jump ball goes up, it starts all over again,” Hallberg said. “Whether you win or lose on Wednesday, it has nothing to do with the game on Saturday. So we responded with a very good game against a team that was 20-2 and tied with us for the conference lead.”    SXU held early leads of 5-0, 12-4 and 17-6 as Harris and Jordan Brandt both drilled 3-pointers along the way. The Cougars’ advantage grew to 16 points following Harris’ three-point play with 6:11 remaining in the half and they were ahead 43-29 at intermission.    Stritch slipped behind by as many as 23 points in the second half before mounting a comeback. A 21-8 tear over an eight-minute span had the Wolves within eight, but free throws by Broski and a Harris layup finally quelled the uprising.    “Niara is a great penetrator and she had a really great Saturday for us,” Hallberg said. “We [also] took a lot of 3-point shots and made 42 percent of them. We kept them down for a long time, but they came back later and made it a closer game.”    Not only did the win put SXU alone atop the CCAC, but by beating Stritch, the Cougars likely impressed the voters, too.    “It’s hard to figure the math out,” said Hallberg, whose team dropped two positions in the NAIA poll after winning its previous two contests by a combined 26 points. “But we should regain a few spots with another good week and a win over a team that was ranked two spots higher than us.” — Anthony Nasella MEN’S VOLLEYBALL    Tied after four sets, the Cougars were unable to close the deal on their first victory of the season last Tuesday night. Instead, host Dominican University outlasted them 15-25, 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 15-10 at the Igini Sports Forum in River Forest.    Sophomore middle blocker Sam Kull supplied SXU with match bests of 14 kills and five service aces, while senior outside hitter Justin Cousin and freshman Sean Barry both put down 11 kills. Barry also served three aces and had eight digs.    Other contributors for the Cougars included senior middle blocker J.T. O’Connell (nine kills, team-high seven total blocks) and freshman Dan O’Keefe (team-best

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   Dee Dee Shatat paced Oak Lawn with 16 points and seven rebounds, but several other players chipped in as well. LaTondra Brooks supplied the Lady Spartans with 15 points, 10 steals, (Continued from page 2) five rebounds and three assists, sulting from turnovers, Turner and both Brianna Markusic (12 called a timeout to get his players points) and Jannah Mahmoud (10 points, eight rebounds) also delivregrouped.    “Despite the best efforts of our ered double-digit scoring. Brooke team, we were unable to close the Annerino totaled seven points and gap and found ourselves trailing three assists. by 12 points [42-30] after three    “We struggled a little in the quarters,” he said. “That first beginning of the first quarter becouple of minutes after halftime cause of the type of defense that has been problematic for us all Shepard was running,” Oak Lawn coach Janet Meyers said. “It was season.”    A couple of mental mistakes something we hadn’t seen before — what Turner defined as missed and it took the girls a little bit assignments on defense — at cru- to adjust to running our offense cial times and 10-of-23 foul shoot- in the half-court set.” ing plagued the Lady Chargers.    Meyers said her team did a great Still, the coach was not entirely job on the boards and credited Brooks with ratcheting up the disenchanted.    “We are a young team overall Lady Spartans’ defense with six and have competed with those first-half steals, which allowed ranked teams for the most part,” Oak Lawn to score several tranTurner said. “Of our 11 losses, sition baskets. seven have come at the hands    “They were putting a lot of presof teams ranked in the top 20. sure on LaTondra and Brooke in The girls don’t realize how close their half-court defense, which left they are to becoming one of those our off-guard open on the outside,” Meyers said. elite teams.”    Stagg has five more conference    Shatat took advantage of that games remaining before entering opening and shot well, hitting a regional play the week of Feb. trio of 3-pointers in the first half and helping the Lady Spartans 17. construct an insurmountable 42OAK LAWN    The Lady Spartans improved to 19 halftime lead. Shatar finished 20-1 overall and 9-1 in the South with four 3s in the contest. Suburban Conference Red with a    “We are down to nine play69-41 rout of Shepard last Thurs- ers now — we have 10, but one is hurt,” Meyers said. “[So] it day night.

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Oak Lawn’s Dee Dee Shatat, who scored a game-high 16 points, tries to get around a Shepard defender during last Thursday’s SSC Red game.

11 digs). Despite the notable individual performances, SXU was often stifled at the net as Dominican racked up 33 total blocks. ***    Barry produced another strong effort last Wednesday versus No. 6-ranked St. Ambrose University, but his 10 kills and one ace weren’t enough to keep the host Cougars from suffering their sixth consecutive defeat.    The Fighting Bees chalked up a 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 triumph at the Shannon Center, in part because of a .342 attack percentage. St. Ambrose registered 37 kills while making only 10 hitting errors and had seven aces. Ryan Mehl (14 kills) was the Bees’ main man.    O’Connell (eight kills, assisted block) and senior setter Jacob Siska (26 assists, five digs, three total blocks) were other influential figures for SXU. ***    Playing for the third time in four days, the Cougars couldn’t turn their fortunes around on Friday, as No. 3-ranked Missouri Baptist University nailed down a straight-sets win, 25-16, 25-15, 2518, at the Shannon Center.    Kull paced SXU with seven kills and two assisted blocks, but the Cougars managed only four more kills than hitting errors (25-21) as a team. By contrast, Missouri Baptist’s .338 attack percentage was built on 37 kills and just 11 errors. Mico Janicijevic led the Spartans with nine kills.    O’Connell (six kills, solo block), freshman setter Moises Lopez (17 assists, four digs) and Cousin (five kills, five digs) also lent a hand for the Cougars (0-7), who took the court again this past Tuesday in Plymouth, Wis., against NCAA Division III Lakeland College. MEN’S GOLF    California native Michael Perez recently signed a letter of intent to continue his education and athletic career at SXU in the fall.    Perez, who plans to pursue a business degree, was a standout golfer at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. He was twice named his team’s most improved player, was a top-10 finisher at the 2013 USGA Public Links Qualifier and was a medalist at the 2012 Northern California Golf Association Series II Tournament.    “We are very excited to have Michael Perez join our men’s golf program,” Cougars coach Mike Mandakas said. “Michael is a very talented student-athlete who has a promising collegiate golf career ahead of him. I can’t wait to see him compete as a Cougar next season.”

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Our Lady of the Woods’ 8th-grade boys’ basketball team won a tournament title in Mokena.

OLOW boys win hoops tournament

president and vice president, respectively. For more information about the new organization or    The Our Lady of the Woods    The third annual Tinley Park how to become involved with it, 8th-grade boys’ basketball team Golf Expo will be held Fridaycontact Czarnik at 599-6983. captured the championship of the Sunday at the Tinley Park Conannual St. Mary’s of Mokena-Ti- vention Center, 18451 Convention tan Tourney last weekend. Center Dr. Midwest Elite looking    OLOW’s roster consisted of    Show hours are noon-7 p.m. on for softball players Dan Schmidt, John Mahoney, Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday,    Midwest Elite Diamond 19-andKyle Madura, Casey Campagna, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Atover women’s fast-pitch softball Josiah Lopez, Joe Potempa, Billy tendees will be able test many new club is looking for college-rostered Lovell, Ricky Rietjens, Derek Pi- products, find golf-course bargains players to compete in the sumetrowski, Pete Fitzpatrick, Drew and receive free instruction from mer of 2014. Badon and Dante Corona. John local PGA professionals. Children    The team will play in four local Pietrowski and Dan Lovell coach can test out their skills in the tournaments — including nationthe team. Junior Learning Center. als — and two round-robin events.    In addition, Heartland Blood All positions will be considered, Centers will host a blood drive but specific needs include pitcher, Ribbens to be honored from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. catcher and infield/slapper. No by Chicago Christian Individual who donate will receive    Chicago Christian will be wel- discounted admission into the practices are required. coming a new member to its Ath- Expo. A portion of the weekend’s    For more information, contact Bill Lammel at 289-3438 or letics Wall of Honor. proceeds will be donated to the    Set to be recognized in an induc- First Tee of Greater Chicago, a ditrfp73@aol.com. tion ceremony on Saturday, Feb. charity that teaches children life 15, is Deb Ribbens, who guided skills through the game of golf. Openings for the Lady Knights to their only    For more information, call 342Diamond in the Rough state basketball title in 1981. Rib- 5485.    Diamond in the Rough fastbens is the wife of former Trinity pitch softball has player openChristian College athletic director Hickory Hills, Palos Hills ings in its girls’ windmill pitchDave Ribbens. ing, beginner, intermediate and    For more information, call 388- baseball programs merge 7650.    After years of competing against advanced levels. each other as local rivals, Hickory    For more information, call Bill Hills Youth Baseball and the Palos Lammel at 289-3438 or email Moraine to host program Hills Baseball Association have ditrfp73@aol.com. on sports-related concussions merged into one organization. was nice to see Dee Dee give us    Moraine Valley College will    The new entity will be known Palos Park to host some quality time off the bench, host a program titled “Sportsas “Hills Baseball Softball Assoalong with Kellie O’Connor (three Related Concussions: Strategies winter basketball league ciation,” and provide baseball and points), Kaylee Gattone (two) and for Diagnosis and Treatment” on    Palos Park, in conjunction with softball at all levels for children Alyssa Radoicic (four). Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the aged 4-16. HBSA, which will con- the Palos Heights Recreation De   “Shepard was a scrappy team. Dorothy Menker Theater in the partment and Worth Park Disduct play on fields in both comThey played hard and forced us school’s Fine and Performing Arts trict, will host a winter basketball munities, will accept youngsters to make adjustments to our of- Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy. in league for youngsters in grades 1-8 from throughout the southwest fense.” that will play games each SaturPalos Hills. suburbs for recreational participa   Courtney Dalton and Dae Jae    The event, which is co-sponday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through tion, as well as for its part-time Williams paced the Lady Astros sored by Northwestern Memorial March 15. and full-time travel teams. (5-17, 2-7) with 14 and 11 points, Hospital, is free of charge and    Each child will have one practice respectively. Dalton recorded all open to the public. Dr. Emily    Registration date Feb. 8 from 9 and one game per week, with an but three of her markers during Martin, who studied at North- a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday session will emphasis being placed on skills dethe third quarter. western University’s Feinberg be held at Conrady Junior High velopment. Separate leagues will RICHARDS School of Medicine, will be the School, Roberts Road and 97th be formed for boys and girls, and    After last Tuesday’s game guest speaker. play will be conducted in a total Street in Hickory Hills. against Morton was cancelled    For more information, call Mari    George Czarnik, of Hickory of four different age groups. due to frigid temperatures, the Smith at 608-4039 or email her at Hills, and Peter Donahue, of    For more information, call 671Lady Bulldogs defeated Mt. Assisi Smithm@morainevalley.edu. Palos Hills, will serve as HBSA 3760. 47-46 on Thursday.    Richards was behind 10-9 after “This didn’t faze him -- he styles are similar,” Daniels said. the first quarter, but rebounded played like he belonged,” Dan- “I wanted to get the game in. We to lead 26-21 at halftime and iels said of Contant. “We need had the gym set up, we were do44-35 after three periods. Anita (Continued from page 1) that little spark he gave us. And ing a walk-through and the kids Robinson sank the game-winning free throw for the Lady Bulldogs a fast-tempo game, but we’re a our bigs are really playing well were ready to go, but Oak Lawn (8-11) with 12.9 seconds left in very tough team to press right and doing a lot of things, [like] decided to cancel at 9:30. blocking a shot here or getting “I’ve never heard of an away now.” the nonconference game. team canceling, but it is what it While Strus and White car- to a loose ball there.”    Leading the way for Richards Stagg, which had SWSC Blue is. I still hope we can play this was Carly Stazak, whose 15 points ried a hefty share of Stagg’s ofwere generated on 5-of-9 shoot- fensive load, Daniels still called dates with Homewood-Flossmoor game sometime.” ing from behind the arc. Also the outcome “a good team win.” and Lincoln-Way East on tap for contributing were Sydni Tears He specifically cited Goral for this week, was scheduled to meet Statistics (14 points, eight rebounds), Bri- contributing some key baskets, Oak Lawn last Saturday afterFinal anna Kuchenny (six points, five Gardner and Sebastian Kolpak noon in a makeup of a previously 74 rebounds), Christina Kwartnik for giving the Chargers a pres- postponed nonconference affair. Stagg 54 (five points, five rebounds) and ence on the glass, and freshman However, the game was deep- Joliet West Taylor Sonichsen (eight rebounds, John Contant (four points, three sixed for a second time by bad Stagg Scoring: Strus 19, White 18, Goral 13, Gardner 11, Contant 4, Kolpak 4, assists) for displaying more savvy weather. seven assists). “I like playing them back-to- El Hannouny 2, Sims 2, Stratinsky 1.    Pacing the Screeching Eagles than his age would indicate posback with Joliet because their Rebounds: Strus 8. (10-14) in defeat were Jess Mo- sible. riarty (11 points) and Kathleen Murphy (nine).    Richards was slated to play Evergreen Park, Argo and RoILLINOIS CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NETWORK meoville this week.    “With the weather, we will Tanker & Flatbed Company see,” Lady Bulldogs coach Jeff ADVERTISING HEALTH LAKE PROPERTY Drivers/Independent Kortz said. Contractors! Immediate SERVICES PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL Tennessee Log Home Bargain! 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2004-12CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-12CB Plaintiff, -v.MICHAEL M GRECO, STEPHANIE D GRECO, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, WOLF ROAD PLAZA, LLC, HAYES PROPERTIES, INC. Defendants 10 CH 21178 12423 SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY 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 November 7, 2013, an agentOF for The Judicial Sales IN THE CIRCUIT COURT COOK COUNTY, Corporation, will atDEPARTMENT 10:30 AM on- February 14, ILLINOIS COUNTY CHANCERY 2014, at theWELLS The Judicial Sales Corporation, DIVISION FARGO BANK, N.A.One South Wacker Drive 24th Floor, CHICAGO, P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ IL, -60606, sell v at public. auction to - the highest ďż˝ bidder, as set MCKEE forth below, the JOHN following esJOHN A/K/A F. described MCKEE, real RUTH tate: Commonly known as 12423 SOUTHWEST MCKEE A/K/A RUTH MARIE MCKEE, WELLS HIGHWAY, Palos Park, IL 60464 Property Index FARGO BANK, N.A. S/B/M TO WELLS FARGO No. 23-26-308-003-0000. The FKA real estate is imBANK SOUTHWEST, N.A. WACHOVIA MORTGAGE FKAfamily WORLD SAVINGSThe BANK, proved with FSB a single residence. judgFment amount S was $290,775.15. B Sale ďż˝ terms: 25% D f e n bid d bya certified n t funds s atďż˝the downe of the highest 12 CH 14680 close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales 11904 SOUTHNo 93RD PALOS PARK, IL Corporation. thirdAVENUE party checks will be accept6ed. The0 balance, 4 including 6 the Judicial 4 ďż˝ sale fee NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE HEREBY for Abandoned Residential PropertyISMunicipality GIVEN that pursuant Judgment of Relief Fund, whichto isacalculated onForeclosure residentialand real Sale entered in the above cause on August 7, an estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or2013, fraction agent for of Thethe Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 thereof amount paid by the purchaser not AM on February at the The Judicial Sales to exceed $300,3,in 2014, certified funds/or wire transfer, Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - No 24thfeeFloor, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. shall CHICAGO, sell at acquiring public auction to the be paid byIL, the60606, mortgagee the residenhighest bidder, as set forth below, the following tial real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale described estate: Commonly asor11904 or by anyreal mortgagee, judgment known creditor, other SOUTH 93RD AVENUE, PALOS real PARK, IL 60464 lienor acquiring the residential estate whose Property real estate rights inIndex andNo. to 23-27-102-002-0000. the residential realThe estate arose isprior improved a one singleproperty family home with ato to thewith sale. Thestory subject is subject two car detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the general real estate taxes, special assessments, or highest by certified at the the sale specialbid taxes levied funds against saidclose real of estate and payable to The Judicial Salesany Corporation. No third is offered for sale without representation as party checksorwill be accepted. to quality quantity of titleThe andbalance, without including recourse the Judicial and sale infee Residential to Plaintiff “ASforISâ€?Abandoned condition. The sale is Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the representation as to the condition of the property. sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other Prospective bidders are admonished to check the lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights court file to verify all information. If this property in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit sale. The subject property is subject to general real at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes shall pay the assessments and the legal fees levied against said real estate and is offered for sale required The Condominium Property Act, 765 without anyby representation as to quality or quantity of ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If thisand property title and without recourse to Plaintiff in "AS is IS"a condominium unitis further which subject is parttoofconfirmation a common by incondition. The sale terest community, theinpurchaser the unit the the court. Upon payment full of the ofamount bid,atthe foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will the assessments required bythe Thereal Condominium entitle the purchaser to a deed to estate after Property Act, 765 605/18.5(g-1). IF open YOU confirmation of the sale.ILCS The property will NOT be ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), for inspection and plaintiff makes no representationYOU as HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER admonished to check the court file to verify OF all POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH information. If this property is a condominium unit,SECthe TION 15-1701(C) THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE purchaser of the unit OF at the foreclosure sale, other than LAW. For information, contact aFORECLOSURE mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal Plaintiff’s attorney: POTESTIVO Property & ASSOCIATES, fees required by The Condominium Act, 765 P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property isChia cago, IL 60606, refer to file condominium unit (312) which 263-0003. is part of aPlease common interest number C13-94281. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORcommunity, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure PORATION South Wacker 24th Floor, sale other thanOne a mortgagee shall payDrive, the assessments Chicago, 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE YouILCS can required byIL The Condominium Property Act, 765 also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT sales. TO POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223AFTER WEST REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS JACKSON STE 610 IL 60606 ENTRY OF BLVD, AN ORDER OF Chicago, POSSESSION, IN (312) 263-0003WITH Attorney File No.15-1701(C) C13-94281OF AtACCORDANCE SECTION THE ILLINOIS FORECLOSURE LAW. torney Code. MORTGAGE 43932 Case Number: 10 CH 21178 For information: VisitPursuant our to website at TJSC#: 34-242 NOTE: the Fair Debt service.atty-pierce.com. the are hoursadvised of 3 andthat 5 Collection Practices between Act, you pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed toPlaintiff's be a debtAttorneys, collector One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL attempting to collect a debt and any information 60602. Telwill No.be(312) Please refer to file obtained used476-5500. for that purpose. number I584617 PA1206369. THE JUDICIAL SALES

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP P l a i n t i f f , � v . � MARCELO ROSILLO, MARIA MEDRANO D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 39897 10736 S. Christa Ct. 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 December 19, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 20, 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 10736 S. Christa Ct., Palos Hills, IL THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, 60465 IN Property COUNTY Index DEPARTMENT No. 23-14-408-004-0000. ILLINOIS - CHANCERY The real estate family D I V I is improved S I withO a single N � residence. judgment amount $375,397.64. Sale BANK OFTheAMERICA, N.A., was SUCCESSOR BY terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, on residential LFund, which is calculated P � real estate at the rate P l ofa$1 for i each n $1,000 t ori fraction f fthereof , of�the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall v . � be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and EDWARD F. ANDJULIS A/K/A EDWARD FRANCIS best bidder at GAIL the conclusion of the sale. No fee shall be ANDJULIS, E. ANDJULIS A/K/A GAIL paid by the mortgagee the residential ELIZABETH ANDJULIS acquiring A/K/A GAIL WALSHONreal estatee pursuant or D f eto itsn credit d bida at the n sale t s by �any 11 CH creditor, or other 013891 mortgagee, judgment lienor 10213 HIBISCUS DRIVE ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in NOTICE SALE PUBLIC IS toHEREBY and to theOF residential real estateNOTICE arose prior the sale. GIVEN that pursuant Judgment of Foreclosure and The subject property to is asubject to general real estate Sale entered in the above causeor on April 19, 2013, an taxes, special assessments, special taxes levied agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 against said real estate and is offered for sale without AM on January 17,as2014, at the The Judicial any representation to quality or quantity of titleSales and Corporation, OnetoSouth Wacker 24th Floor, without recourse Plaintiff and inDrive "AS -IS" condition. CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sellto at public auction the The sale is further subject confirmation by thetocourt. highest bidder, as set forth below, the following Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser described real estate: Commonly known as 10213 will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the HIBISCUS DRIVE, 60462 Property purchaser to a deedORLAND to the realPARK, estateIL after confirmation Index 27-09-310-013. The will real NOT estatebe is improved of theNo. sale. The property open for with a single family residence. terms: 25% down inspection and plaintiff makesSale no representation as of to the bidofbythe certified fundsProspective at the closebidders of the sale the highest condition property. are payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third admonished to check the court file to verify all party checksIfwill accepted. balance, including information. thisbeproperty is a The condominium unit, the the Judicial saleunitfee forforeclosure Abandoned purchaser of the at the sale,Residential other than Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire condominium unit which is part of a common interest transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER sale. The subject property is subject to general real ENTRYtaxes, OF special AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN estate assessments, or special taxes ACCORDANCE SECTION OF levied against saidWITH real estate and is 15-1701(C) offered for sale THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. without any representation as to quality or quantity of For information, Plaintiff's attorney: title and withoutcontact recourse to Plaintiff and HEAVNER, in "AS IS" SCOTT, BEYERS MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main condition. The sale is&further subject to confirmation by Street, IL 62523, (217) the the court.DECATUR, Upon payment in full of the 422-1719. amount bid,If the sale is set aside for any areason, the Purchaser at will the purchaser will receive Certificate of Sale that sale shall be entitled to only to a return the deposit paid. entitle the purchaser a deed to theof real estate after The Purchaser shall have noproperty further will recourse confirmation of the sale. The NOT beagainst open theinspection Mortgagor, Mortgagee or representation the Mortgagee's for andthe plaintiff makes no as attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are One South Wacker Drive, IL admonished to check the 24th court Floor, file toChicago, verify all 60606-4650If(312) 236-SALE can also unit, visit The information. this property is a You condominium the Judicial Sales Corporation www.tjsc.com a 7 than day purchaser of the unit at the at foreclosure sale, for other report shall of pending HEAVNER, SCOTT, astatus mortgagee, pay the sales. assessments and the legal BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 DECATUR, IL 62523 Attorney Code. ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (217) (g)(4).422-1719 If this property is a 40387 Case unit Number: TJSC#: interest 34-739 condominium which 11 is CH part 39897 of a common community, the purchaser of Debt the unit at the foreclosure NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Collection Practices sale than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments Act, other you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt andILCS any 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE MORTGAGOR information obtained will be usedTHE for that purpose. (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO I586204 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 number 14-11-11834. JUDICIAL SALES IN file THE CIRCUIT COURT THE OF COOK COUNTY, CORPORATION Drive, 24th I L L One I South N Wacker O I S Floor, � Chicago, 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also COUNTYILDEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff,for a- 7 day status report . of pending & v - sales. CODILIS � ASSOCIATES, P.C. EMMA 15W030 NORTH Defendants FRONTAGE EMMA MENA A/K/A AGUILERA ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 10 CH 029655 794-5300 Attorney File PALOS No. 14-11-11834 Attorney 10642 S. 82ND COURT HILLS, IL 60465 ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY Number: 11pursuant CH 013891 TJSC#: of 33-27083 NOTE: GIVEN that to a Judgment Foreclosure and Pursuant to the Fairabove Debt Collection Practices 18, Act, 2013, you Sale entered in the cause on November are advised that an Plaintiff's is deemed be a Auction.com, agentattorney for The Judicialto Sales debt collectorwill attempting to on collect a debt Corporation, at 1:00 PM February 26, and 2014,any at information will be used for that the Holidayobtained Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350purpose. West Mart I580417 Center Drive (in the Auction.com room), CHICAGO, IL,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A S S O C I A T I O N , � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � DENISE M. CYBOR D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 11550 7982 W. 100TH STREET 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 December 10, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 12, 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 7982 W. 100TH STREET, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-12-303-040-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $251,821.61. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid THE by certified fundsCOURT at the close sale COUNTY, payable to IN CIRCUIT OFof the COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third- CHANCERY party checks D V IThe balance, S I including O N � will beI accepted. the Judicial PNC NATIONALResidential ASSOCIATION, sale feeBANK, for Abandoned Property SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculatedCITY on BANK, SUCCESSOR TO each NATIONAL residential real estate atBY theMERGER rate of $1 for $1,000 CITY CO. or fraction thereof ofMORTGAGE the amount paid by the purchaser P a $300, i nin certified t ifunds/or f wire f transfer, , � is not tol exceed -due within twenty-four v .(24) hours.-No fee shall � be paid LORRAINE MCNEVIN A/K/A LORRAINE by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate BRODERICK, FINTAN BRODERICK pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any D e f judgment e n dcreditor, a nor t other s lienor � mortgagee, 11 CH real estate whose037891 acquiring the residential rights in 7848 W. 99TH STREET HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. NOTICE OFproperty SALE is PUBLIC IS real HEREBY The subject subjectNOTICE to general estate GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied Sale entered in the aboveand cause on October 23,without 2013, against said real estate is offered for sale an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at any representation as to quality or quantity of title and 10:30 on January 27, 2014, the IS" Thecondition. Judicial withoutAM recourse to Plaintiff and inat"AS Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive 24th The sale is further subject to confirmation by the- court. Floor, CHICAGO, IL, of 60606, sell at public auction to the Upon payment in full the amount bid, the purchaser highest bidder, as set forth below, the following will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the described Commonly known 7848 W. purchaserreal to aestate: deed to the real estate after as confirmation 99TH HICKORY IL 60457 Property of theSTREET, sale. The propertyHILLS, will NOT be open for Index No. 23-12-105-025. The real estate is improved inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are bid by certified to funds at thethe close of thefilesale admonished check court to payable verify to all The Judicial IfSales Corporation. third partyunit, checks information. this property is a No condominium the will be accepted. The including Judicial purchaser of the unit at balance, the foreclosure sale,the other than sale fee forshallAbandoned Residential a mortgagee, pay the assessments and Property the legal Municipality which isProperty calculated on fees required Relief by The Fund, Condominium Act, 765 residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property$1,000 is a or fraction thereof the amount the purchaser condominium unitof which is partpaid of aby common interest not to exceedthe $300, in certified funds/or is community, purchaser of the unit at wire the transfer, foreclosure due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN The subject property is subject to general real estate ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. against said real estate and is offered for sale without For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, any representation as to quality or quantity of title and BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Please refer to file number 13-7179. THE JUDICIAL Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at of the sale. The property will NOT be open for www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) admonished to check the court file to verify all 541-9710 Attorney File No. Attorney information. If this property is a13-7179 condominium unit,Code. the 40342 Case CH 11550 TJSC#: 33-27218 purchaser of Number: the unit at13 the foreclosure sale, other than NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal Act, you are advised Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to fees required by The that Condominium Property Act, 765 be a debt collector attempting debt andis any ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).toIfcollect this aproperty a information obtained will is bepart usedof for that purpose. condominium unit which a common interest I586610 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY For information, examine the court file or contact DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., P l NORTH a i FRONTAGE n t i ROAD, f fSUITE , 100, � 15W030 v IL 60527, . (630) 794-9876. � refer BURR RIDGE, Please ARTA GASHI A/K/A ARTA BUSTAMI, HICKORY to file number 14-11-34450. THE JUDICIAL SALES POINTE CONDOMINIUMS, CITIBANK (SOUTH CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, DAKOTA), Chicago, IL 60606-4650N.A. (312) 236-SALEDefendants You can also 12 The Judicial SalesCH 024614 for visit Corporation at www.tjsc.com S. 79TH #3SE sales. HICKORY HILLS, a9440 7 day statusCOURT report UNIT of pending CODILIS & IL 60457 ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE NOTICESUITE OF SALE PUBLICRIDGE, NOTICE IS HEREBY ROAD, 100 BURR IL 60527 (630) GIVEN thatAttorney pursuant File to a Judgment of Foreclosure and 794-5300 No. 14-11-34450 Attorney Sale entered in the aboveAttorney cause onCode. November 21, Case 2013, ARDC No. 00468002 21762 an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at Number: 11 CH 037891 TJSC#: 33-24092 NOTE: 10:30 AMtoon 2014, at the TheAct, Judicial Pursuant theFebruary Fair Debt24, Collection Practices you Sales Corporation, One South Drive to- be 24th are advised that Plaintiff's attorneyWacker is deemed a Floor,collector CHICAGO, IL, 60606, at public auction the debt attempting to sell collect a debt andtoany highest bidder, as set forth below, the following information obtained will be used for that purpose. described real estate: Commonly known as 9440 S. I581182 79TH COURT UNIT #3SE, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-01-303-019-1009. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, Fund, which is calculated on residential- real estate at ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction of the DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,thereof NATIONAL $300,� in Aamount S paid S byO theCpurchaser I A not T toI exceed O N Pcertified l funds/or a i wire n transfer, t iis due f within f twenty-four , � be paid mortgagee -(24) hours.v No fee shall . - by the � acquiring the residentialANDREA real estate pursuant A/K/A to its JOSEPH GUZOLEK, FORTUNA credit bid atGUZOLEK, the sale orUNKNOWN by any mortgagee, judgment ANDREA OWNERS AND creditor, or other lienor acquiring theCLAIMANTS residential real NONRECORD estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate D e f e n d a n t s � arose prior to the sale. The subject property021044 is subject 11 CH to general real estate taxes, special assessments, 12537 S. MASSASOIT AVENUE PALOS HEIGHTS, ILor levied 6special taxes 0 4 against 6 said real 3 estate �and is offered forOF saleSALE without any representation as HEREBY to quality NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and "AS entered IS" condition. The cause sale on is October further subject to Sale in the above 10, 2013, confirmation the Judicial court. Upon in full will of the an agent forbyThe Salespayment Corporation, at amount bid,ontheJanuary purchaser receive a The Certificate of 10:30 AM 13,will 2014, at the Judicial Sale that will entitle the to a deed to the real Sales Corporation, Onepurchaser South Wacker Drive - 24th estateCHICAGO, after confirmation of the Theauction property will Floor, IL, 60606, sell sale. at public to the NOT bebidder, open for plaintiff no highest asinspection set forth and below, the makes following representation as to the condition of as the12537 property. described real estate:Commonly known S. Prospective bidders are admonished to check ILthe60463 court MASSASOIT AVENUE, PALOS HEIGHTS, file to verify all information. If this Property Index No. 24-29-404-011. The property real estateis isa condominium unit, the family purchaser of the Sale unit terms: at the improved with a single residence. foreclosure than the 25% down ofsale, the other highest bida mortgagee, by certified shall fundspay at the assessments legal to feesThe required The close of the and sale the payable JudicialbySales CondominiumNo Property Act, 765 ILCSwill605/9(g)(1) and Corporation. third party checks be accepted. (g)(4).balance, If this property is a the condominium unit fee whichforis The including Judicial sale part of a common interest Property community, the purchaser of Abandoned Residential Municipality Relief the unit at the saleresidential other thanreal a mortgagee Fund, which is foreclosure calculated on estate at shall assessments required by of The the ratepay of $1 the for each $1,000 or fraction thereof the Condominium Act, 765not ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF amount paid byProperty the purchaser to exceed $300, in YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four YOUhours. HAVE THEshallRIGHT REMAIN IN (24) No fee be paid TO by the mortgagee POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTERpursuant ENTRY OF acquiring the residential real estate to AN its ORDER IN ACCORDANCE credit bid atOF the POSSESSION, sale or by any mortgagee, judgment WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) ILLINOIS creditor, or other lienor acquiring OF the THE residential real MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate examine court fileThe or subject contact property Plaintiff's isattorney: arose priorthe to the sale. subject CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or FRONTAGE SUITE said 100, real BURR RIDGE, IL special taxes ROAD, levied against estate and is 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number offered for sale without any representation as to quality 14-12-11094. JUDICIAL or quantity of title andTHE without recourse to PlaintiffSALES and in CORPORATION South Drive, subject 24th Floor, "AS IS" condition.One The saleWacker is further to Chicago, IL 60606-4650 confirmation by the court. (312) Upon236-SALE payment You in fullcan of also the visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of a 7 that day will status report of pending & Sale entitle the purchaser to asales. deed CODILIS to the real ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH estate after confirmation of the sale. The FRONTAGE property will ROAD, 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 NOT be SUITE open for inspection and plaintiff makes(630) no 794-5300 Attorney 14-12-11094 Attorney representation as to File the No. condition of the property. ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court Number: 12 CH TJSC#: 33-26357 file to verify all 024614 information. If this propertyNOTE: is a Pursuant to the Fairthe Debt CollectionofPractices condominium unit, purchaser the unit Act, at you the are advisedsale, that Plaintiff's is deemed to be foreclosure other thanattorney a mortgagee, shall pay thea debt collectorand attempting to collect a debt and any assessments the legal fees required by The information obtained will be used for that purpose. Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and I584860 (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is

        

 

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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. PA1206369 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 IN THE CIRCUIT OF COOK33-24688 COUNTY, CH 14680 COURT TJSC#: I L L I N O I S � I580383 COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v . � 10 CH 26238 8437 HOLLYWOOD DRIVE ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 PATRICIA ANN DUDDLESTON Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale enteredOF in the aboveCOUNTY, cause on IN THE CIRCUIT COURT COOK agent O for TheI Judicial Sales I January L 31,L 2013, I an N S � Corporation, will at 10:30 AMCHANCERY on February DIVISION 18, 2014, at COUNTY DEPARTMENT, the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South N.A., Wacker RBS CITIZENS, PDrivel - 24th a Floor, i CHICAGO, n t IL,i 60606, f sellf at public � Vauction to the highest . bidder, as set�forth below, the following described real estate: CAROLE A. MALIN A/K/A CAROLE MALIN A/K/A CommonlyANN knownMALIN; as 8437 HOLLYWOOD CAROLE RBS CITIZENS, DRIVE, N.A., ORLAND PARK, IL 60462TOProperty Index No. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST CCO MORTGAGE 27-14-103-041-0000. The real estate is improved with a CORP.; OAK HILLS COUNTRY CLUB VILLAGE one story single family home with a two car garage. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; OAK HILLS Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified CONDOMINIUM FIVE TOWNHOUSE VILLAS, funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial D e f e n d a n t s � Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be 12 CH 14230 accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee Property Address: 13495 TURTLE POND LANE for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463 Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at NOTICE FORECLOSURE SALE of the the rate of $1OF for each $1,000 or fraction thereof Camount O paid N D O M I N I U by the purchaser not to exceed M $300,� in Fisher and Shapiro fileis due # within 11-057425 certified funds/or wire transfer, twenty-four (It is advised parties their (24) hours. that No interested fee shall be paidconsult by thewith mortgagee own attorneys before bidding at mortgage foreclosure acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its scredit bid a at the l salee or bys any mortgagee, . ) judgment � PUBLIC is hereby given the that residential pursuant toreal a creditor,NOTICE or other lienor acquiring Judgment of Foreclosure entered estate whose rights in and to the on residential real estate November Kallen Realty Services, as arose prior5, to 2013, the sale. The subject property isInc., subject Selling Official at 12:30 p.m.special on February 6, 2014, at to general realwill estate taxes, assessments, or 205 W. Randolph Street, Suite said 1020,real Chicago, Illinois, special taxes levied against estate and is sell at public auction to the bidder for as offered for sale without anyhighest representation as cash, to quality set forth below, theand following property: or quantity of title withoutdescribed recoursereal to Plaintiff and in Commonly known asThe 13495 Turtle Pond Lane, Palos "AS IS" condition. sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. IL Upon payment in full of the Heights, 60463 amount bid, the purchaser a Certificate of Permanent Index No.: will receive 23-36-303-162-1081 Salemortgaged that will entitle purchaser to a deed the real The real the estate is improved with atodwelling. estate after confirmation of the propertyThe will The property will NOT be opensale. for The inspection. NOT be open and plaintiff makes no purchaser of the for unitinspection other than a mortgagee shall pay representation to the the legal condition of the property. the assessmentsasand fees required by 765 Prospective bidders are admonished the court ILCS 605/9(g)(1) andto check (g)(4). file judgment to verify amount all information. If this Sale property The was $ 210,183.91. termsisfora condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the non-parties: 10% of successful bid immediately at foreclosureofsale, otherbalance than a mortgagee, shallthe paynext the conclusion auction, by 12:30 p.m. assessments andby the legal checks; fees required by The business day, both cashier's and no refunds. Condominium Property 765 ILCS and The sale shall be subjectAct, to general real605/9(g)(1) estate taxes, (g)(4). Iftaxes, this property condominiumspecial unit which special specialis a assessments, taxesis part of a common interest community, the purchaser of levied, and superior liens, if any. The property is offered the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee "as is," with no express or implied warranties and shall pay the assessments required by The without any representation as to the quality of title or Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF recourse to Plaintiff. Prospective bidders are YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), admonished to review the court file to verify all YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN information and to view auction rules at POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN w w w . k a l l e n r s . c o m . � ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE For information: Clerk, Fisher and ILLINOIS Shapiro, WITH SECTIONSale 15-1701(C) OF THE Attorney # 42168, 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301, MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Bannockburn, Illinois 60015, (847) 291-1717, between Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the 1:00 and 5 3:00 p.m. weekdays only. hours p.m. of 3 and pm. 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1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1014968. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE Publisher’s Notice You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at     All Real in www.tjsc.com for a 7Estate day status advertising report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street this newspaper is subject to the Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Fair Housing Act which makes it Attorney File No. PA1014968 Attorney Code. 91220 illegal to advertise “anyTJSC#: preference, Case Number: 10 CH 26238 34-540 limitation or discrimination.� FamilI585424

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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 , ďż˝ v s . ďż˝ James E. Pancratz aka James Pancratz; Erika Pancratz; Black Walnut Trails Homeowners Corporation aka Black Walnut Trails Homeowners Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record C l a i m a n t s ďż˝ D e f e n d a n t s , ďż˝ 1 2 C H 4 2 6 7 5 ďż˝ Sheriff's # 131010 F12090405 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 March 20, 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: 10 Black Walnut Trail, Palos Park, Illinois 60464 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, P.I.N: 23-34-100-048-0000 ILLINOIS COUNTY - CHANCERY Improvements: ThisDEPARTMENT property consists of a Single DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONFamily Home. AL INTEREST SaleASSOCIATION, shall be under theSUCCESSOR following terms: IN payment of not BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER successful and highest bid to be paid to the SheriffOF by WASHINGTON BANK WASHINGcashier's check orMUTUAL certified funds at FKA the sale; and the TON MUTUALbalance BANK,toFAbe paid to the Sheriff by full remaining Plaintiff, cashier's check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) -v.hours after the sale. MARQUETTE Sale shall be BANK subjectFKA to MARQUETTE general taxes,NATIONspecial AL a BANK, s s SUCCESSOR e s s m TO e TCF n BANK, t s .SUCďż˝ CESSOR TO NOT BANK be OF open CHICAGO GARFIELD Premise will for inspection. RIDGE AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS Firm Information: Plaintiff's Attorney OF A CERTAINANSELMO TRUST AGREEMENT, FREEDMAN LINDBERG DATED LLC THE 14TH DAY OF MAY 1977, AND KNOWN Anthony PortoAS TRUST NUMBER 77-5-5, VIEW 1807 W. DIEHL.,ORLAND SteGOLF 333 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Naperville, IL 60566-7228 Defendants 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 ďż˝ 13 CH 09361 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 15703 Old Orchard Ct. #2N Orland Park, IL For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 60462 This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY Debt Collection Practices Act and any information GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure obtained will be used for that purpose. and Sale entered in the above cause on October I583451 28, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 29, 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 15703 Old Orchard Ct. #2N, Orland Park, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-14IN THE CIRCUIT OF is COOK COUNTY, 401-034-1021. TheCOURT real estate improved with a I L Lcondominium. I N The O judgment I S amount ďż˝ residential COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISIONinwas $145,325.95. Sale terms: The bid amount, GREEN theTREE LLC Plaintiff, cluding JudicialSERVICING sale fee for Abandoned Resiv . dential Property Municipality Relief Fund,ďż˝which is TINA ZURAWSKI A/K/A TINA M ZURAWSKI, calculated on residential real estate at the rate of CAPITAL ONE BANK SUCCESSOR IN $1 for each $1,000 or (USA), fractionN.A., thereof of the amount INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE $300, BANK,shall THE paid by the purchaser not to exceed be PRIVATEBANK AND TRUST COMPANY S/B/M TO paid in certified funds immediately by the highest FOUNDERS BANK and best bidder at the conclusion ofDefendants the sale. No 12 shall be paid by CH 8188the fee the mortgagee acquiring 10531 SOUTH 81ST COURT PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate Sale entered in the above cause on November 22, 2013, whose rights in and to the residential real estate an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at arose prior to the sale. The subject property is 10:30 AM on February 25, 2014, at the The Judicial subject to general real estate taxes, special asSales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th sessments, or special taxes levied against said Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the real estate andasis set offered sale the without any highest bidder, forth for below, following representation as to quality title and described real or quantity ofestate: without recourse and in “AS condiCommonly known to as Plaintiff 10531 SOUTH 81STISâ€? COURT, tion. The HILLS, sale is further subject to confirmation by PALOS IL 60465 Property Index No. the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 23-14-207-006-0000. The real estate is improved with a the receive Certificate of Sale that onepurchaser story singlewill family home;aone car detached garage. will to ahighest deed to esSaleentitle terms: the 25%purchaser down of the bidthe by real certified tate confirmation thepayable sale. The will fundsafter at the close of the of sale to property The Judicial NOT open for inspection makes no Salesbe Corporation. No third and partyplaintiff checks will be representation as to the condition of the property. accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee Prospective bidders are admonished to check the for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief court to isverify all information. this estate property Fund, file which calculated on residentialIf real at is condominium theorpurchaser of theof unit thearate of $1 for eachunit, $1,000 fraction thereof the at the foreclosure sale, other a mortgagee, amount paid by the purchaser notthan to exceed $300, in shall pay the assessments andwithin the legal fees certified funds/or wire transfer, is due twenty-four (24) hours. shall be paid Property by the mortgagee required byNo ThefeeCondominium Act, 765 acquiring the residential real estate ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If thispursuant propertyto isitsa credit bid at the unit sale which or by is anypart mortgagee, judgment condominium of a common increditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential terest community, the purchaser of the unit atreal the estate whosesale rightsother in and to the residential real estate foreclosure than a mortgagee shall pay arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject the assessments required by The Condominium to general Act, real estate taxes, 605/18.5(g-1). special assessments, or Property 765 ILCS IF YOU special taxes levied against said real estate and is ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU offered for sale without any representation as to quality HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER "AS IS" condition. TheINsale is further subject to OF POSSESSION, ACCORDANCE WITH confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTamount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, Sale that Plaintiff’s will entitle the purchaserHEAVNER, to a deed to SCOTT, the real contact attorney: estate after&confirmation the 111 sale.East TheMain property will BEYERS MIHLAR, of LLC, Street, NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. If the sale representation as to the condition of the property. is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court sale shall be entitled only to a return of the defile to verify all information. If this property is a posit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the the Mortgagee’s attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES assessments and the legal fees required by The CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and Floor, IL is 60606-4650 (312)unit 236-SALE (g)(4). IfChicago, this property a condominium which is You also visit Thecommunity, Judicial Sales Corporapart ofcan a common interest the purchaser of tion at www.tjsc.com a other 7 daythan status report of the unit at the foreclosurefor sale a mortgagee pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & shall pay the assessments required by The MIHLAR, LLCProperty 111 East MainILCS Street DECATUR, Condominium Act, 765 605/18.5(g-1). IF IL 62523 Attorney Code. 40387 YOU ARE(217) THE 422-1719 MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), Case 13 CH 09361 TO TJSC#: 33-24591 YOU Number: HAVE THE RIGHT REMAIN IN NOTE: Pursuant to 30 theDAYS Fair Debt Collection PracPOSSESSION FOR AFTER ENTRY OF AN tices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE is deemed to be a 15-1701(C) debt collector to colWITH SECTION OFattempting THE ILLINOIS lect a debt and any information will be MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.obtained For information: used forwebsite that purpose. Visit our at service.atty-pierce.com. between the I572521 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 PA1128520. 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street I L L I N O I S ďż˝ Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION Attorney File No. PA1128520 Attorney Code. 91220 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, SERVICING LP Case Number: 12 CH 8188 TJSC#: 33-25887 P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ I585738 v s . ďż˝ ADIB KITTANA; THE RIVIERA IN PALOS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ADIB KITTANA, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; D e f e n d a n t s , ďż˝ 08 CH 37727 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 24, 2009, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, January 20, 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. 23-23-111-091-0000. Commonly known as 19 COUR VERSAILLE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465. 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 0821720. 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60654, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10642 S. 82ND COURT, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-14-212-016. 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 COURT the sale OF payable to The Judicial IN THE CIRCUIT COOK COUNTY, ISalesL Corporation. L I NoNthird Oparty I checks S willďż˝ be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION for Abandoned Residential Relief JPMORGAN CHASE Property BANK,Municipality NATIONAL Fund, which is calculated on residential realPlaintiff, estate at ASSOCIATION thereof -the rate of $1 v for each .$1,000 or fraction ďż˝ of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in RUSSELL W. NOWAK A/K/A RUSSELL NOWAK, certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee CLAIMANTS Defendants acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its 12 CH 038382 credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment 8009 VALLEY DRIVE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject Sale entered in the above cause on October 2, 2013, an to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 special taxes levied against said real estate and is AM on January 16, 2014, at the The Judicial Sales offered for sale without any representation as to quality Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to highest bidder, as set forth below, the following confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the described real estate: amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Commonly known as 8009 VALLEY DRIVE, PALOS Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will 23-14-401-002-0000. The real estate is improved with a NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the representation as to the condition of the property. highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court payable to TheallJudicial Sales IfCorporation. No third file to verify information. this property is a party checks will be the accepted. The ofbalance, condominium unit, purchaser the unitincluding at the the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the Property Municipality Relief Fund, is calculated assessments and the legal feeswhich required by The on residential Property real estate theILCS rate of $1 for each Condominium Act,at765 605/9(g)(1) and $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by theis (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire part of a common interest community, the purchaser of transfer, is the dueforeclosure within twenty-four No fee the unit at sale other(24) thanhours. a mortgagee shall the mortgagee acquiring the shall be paypaid the byassessments required by The residential real Property estate pursuant its credit bid at the Condominium Act, 765toILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN in and to the residential estate arose prior OF to the POSSESSION FOR 30real DAYS AFTER ENTRY AN sale. The subject property is subject to general real ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE estate special15-1701(C) assessments, special taxes WITH taxes, SECTION OF orTHE ILLINOIS levied against said real estate and is For offered for sale MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. information, without anythe representation to quality or quantity of examine court file or as contact Plaintiff's attorney: title and without recourse to P.C., Plaintiff and in NORTH "AS IS" CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, 15W030 condition. TheROAD, sale is further to confirmation FRONTAGE SUITEsubject 100, BURR RIDGE, by IL the court.(630) Upon794-9876. payment inPlease full of refer the amount the 60527, to file bid, number purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will 14-10-22174. THE JUDICIAL SALES entitle the purchaser to South a deedWacker to the Drive, real estate after CORPORATION One 24th Floor, confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You be canopen also for andSales plaintiff makes noatrepresentation visitinspection The Judicial Corporation www.tjsc.com as for to condition of the of property. Prospective bidders are a 7the day status report pending sales. AUCTION.COM admonished to check the court file to verify all LLC For Additional Information regarding Auction.com, information. this property is a condominium unit, the please visit Ifwww.Auction.com or call (800-280-2832) purchaser unit at the foreclosure sale, other than CODILIS of & the ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH aFRONTAGE mortgagee, shall pay SUITE the assessments andRIDGE, the legal ROAD, 100 BURR IL fees required The Condominium Act, 765 60527 (630) by 794-5300 Attorney FileProperty No. 14-10-22174 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 condominium unit 10 which part of aTJSC#: common33-26468 interest Case Number: CHis 029655 community, the purchaser of the unitCollection at the foreclosure NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Practices sale than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments Act, other you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to required The Condominium be a debtbycollector attempting toProperty collect aAct, debt765 andILCS any 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE MORTGAGOR information obtained will be usedTHE for that purpose. (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO I586026 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

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-v.Photos & moreA/K/A info online:LYNN DEBORAH L. NOETZEL DEBORAH VACHERLON A/K/A DEBORAH MCQUEN, WILshared serenity LIAM T. NOETZEL, CENTENNIAL PARK CONDOMINIUMVacation ASSOCIATION,home INC., CENTENNIAL VILLAGE ASSOCIATION orUNIT callI TOWNHOME 708.704.8972 Defendants 13 CH 010980 15705 S. RAVINA AVENUE UNIT #307 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 November 14, 2013, Auction.com, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on FebIN THE OF COOK COUNTY, ruary 19,CIRCUIT 2014, atCOURT the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Drive -(inCHANCERY the Auction. D V CHICAGO, I S IL,I 60654, O sell N at public ďż˝ com Iroom), BANK AMERICA, N.A., as SUCCESSOR BY auctionOF to the highest bidder, set forth below, MERGER TO BAC HOMEreal LOANS SERVICING, LP the following described estate: FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, Commonly known as 15705 S. RAVINA AVENUE L P UNIT #307, ORLAND PARK, IL ďż˝ 60462 Property P a i n t i f f , ďż˝ Indexl No. 27-16-402-018-1023. The real estate v . ďż˝ is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: ANNA MAREK, PNC BANK, NATIONAL 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales NATIONAL CITY BANK, LAS FUENTES Corporation. No third party checks will be acceptHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION ed. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality 10 CH 039155 Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real 9101 DEL PRADO DRIVE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, Sale entered in the above cause on August 25, 2011, an is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 be paid by the 22, mortgagee the residenAM on January 2014, at acquiring the The Judicial Sales tial real estate to its credit at the sale Corporation, Onepursuant South Wacker Drive bid - 24th Floor, or by any mortgagee, judgment CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at publiccreditor, auction orto other the lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose highest bidder, as set forth below, the following rights in and to the residential real estate arose described real estate: Commonly known as 9101 DEL prior to the sale.PALOS The subject is subject PRADO DRIVE, HILLS,property IL 60465 Propertyto general estate taxes, assessments, Index No.real 23-10-200-058. Thespecial real estate is improvedor special taxes levied against estate and with a residence. Sale terms: 25%said downreal of the highest is offered forfunds saleatwithout representation as bid by certified the closeany of the sale payable to to quality or quantity of title and without recourse The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks to Plaintiff and in ISâ€? condition. sale is will be accepted. The“AS balance, including The the Judicial furtherfeesubject confirmation by the court. Upon sale for to Abandoned Residential Property payment in Relief full of Fund, the amount the purchaser Municipality which bid, is calculated on will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 the purchaser a deed topaid the by realtheestate after or fraction thereof to of the amount purchaser confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is be within open twenty-four for inspection andNo plaintiff makes no due (24) hours. fee shall be paid representation to the the condition of the property. by the mortgageeas acquiring residential real estate Prospective bidders the pursuant to its credit are bid admonished at the sale toorcheck by any court file to judgment verify all information. this property mortgagee, creditor, or If other lienor is a condominium unit,real theestate purchaser the unit acquiring the residential whoseofrights in at the foreclosure sale, other thanprior a mortgagee, and to the residential real estate arose to the sale. shallsubject pay property the assessments the real legalestate fees The is subject toand general required by The Condominium Property 765 taxes, special assessments, or special taxesAct, levied ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this is a against said real estate and is offered forproperty sale without any representation aswhich to quality quantity of title and condominium unit is or part of a common inwithout recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" unit condition. terest community, the purchaser of the at the The sale is further to confirmation by the court. foreclosure sale subject other than a mortgagee shall pay Upon payment in full of the amount bid, Condominium the purchaser the assessments required by The will receiveAct, a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the Property 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU purchaser a deed to the real(HOMEOWNER), estate after confirmation ARE THEtoMORTGAGOR YOU of the THE sale. RIGHT The property will NOT be open for HAVE TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF the condition of theINproperty. Prospective WITH biddersSECare POSSESSION, ACCORDANCE admonished to check the court file to verify all TION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE information. If this property a condominium the FORECLOSURE LAW.isFor information, unit, examine purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: than COaDILIS mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH fees required byROAD, The Condominium Property 765 FRONTAGE SUITE 100, BURRAct, RIDGE, ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).Please If thisrefer property a IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. to file is numcondominium unit which is part of a common ber 14-13-09386. THE JUDICIAL SALESinterest CORcommunity, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure PORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, sale other than a mortgagee (312) shall pay the assessments Chicago, IL 60606-4650 236-SALE You can required byThe The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS also visit Judicial Sales Corporation at www. 605/18.5(g-1). YOU ARE THEof MORTGAGOR tjsc.com for a IF 7 day status report pending sales. (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AUCTION.COM LLC For Additional Information REMAIN POSSESSION please FOR 30visit DAYS AFTER regardingIN Auction.com, www.AucENTRY AN (800-280-2832) ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN tion.comOF or call CODILIS & ASACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF SOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE THE ILLINOIS FORECLOSURE ROAD, SUITEMORTGAGE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527LAW. (630) For information, examine the 14-13-09386 court file or Attorney contact 794-5300 Attorney File No. Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, Number: 13 CH 010980 TJSC#: 33-25769 NOTE: BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, to file number 14-10-21639. THE JUDICIAL SALES you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also and any information obtained will be used for that visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for purpose. a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & I585234

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ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, - CHANCERY DIVIICOUNTY L LDEPARTMENT I N O I S ďż˝ SION COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE Plaintiff, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC LLC Plaintiff, --v.v . ďż˝ STANDARDA.BANK ANDA/K/A TRUST COMPANY AS ELIZABETH MERKLE ELIZABETH ANNE TRUSTEE UTASUBURBAN DTD 09/21/09 AND KNOWN AS MERKLE, WEST BANK, THE VILLAGE TRUST NO.OF 20661, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES SQUARE ORLAND CONDOMINIUM 1 OF STANDARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY ASSOCIATION Defendants AS TRUSTEE UTACH DTD 09/21/09 AND 21458 KNOWN 10 AS TRUST NO.LANE 20661, EVERGREENS OF OR9304 WHERRY UNIT 3 ORLAND PARK, IL 6LAND CONDOMINIUM 0 4 6 2 ďż˝ ASSOCIATION, ROBERT NOTICE SALE PUBLICZRINY, NOTICE IS HEREBY P. ZRINYOF A/K/A ROBERT THERESA MURGIVEN pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and DOCK,that DIANE MANDARINO, WILLIAM RACZAK, Sale entered in the above cause on October 29, 2013, PATRICIA RACZAK, WILLIAM BUTCHER, SPEan agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at CIAL REPRESENTATIVE, UNKNOWN OWNERS 10:30 AM on January 31, 2014, at the The Judicial AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants Sales One South Wacker Drive - 24th 11 CHCorporation, 16579 Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the 9048 WEST 140TH STREET UNIT 2A ORLAND highest bidder, PARK, IL 60462as set forth below, the following described real NOTICE IS estate: NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC HEREBY Commonly known as 9304 LANE UNIT 3, GIVEN that pursuant to WHERRY a Judgment of ForecloORLAND PARK,entered IL 60462 Indexon No. sure and Sale in the Property above cause De27-15-303-010-1003. The real estate is improved a cember 3, 2013, an agent for The Judicialwith Sales townhouse; one car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 4, 2014, down the highest bidSales by certified funds at the close of at theofThe Judicial Corporation, One South the sale payable The Judicial Sales Corporation. No Wacker Drive -to24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, third party checks will be accepted. The balance, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned forth below, the following described real estate: Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is Commonly known as 9048 WEST 140TH STREET calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for UNIT 2A, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Ineach $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the dex No. 27-03-400-054-1089. The real estate is purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire improved with a brick condominium. Sale terms: transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the Corporation. No third party checks will be acceptsale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other ed. The balance, includingreal theestate Judicial sale fee lienor acquiring the residential whose rights forand Abandoned Residential Property in to the residential real estate arose Municipality prior to the Relief Fund, which is calculated on to residential real sale. The subject property is subject general real estatetaxes, at thespecial rate of assessments, $1 for each $1,000 or fraction estate or special taxes thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not levied against said real estate and is offered for sale to exceed $300, in certified wire transfer, without any representation as tofunds/or quality or quantity of is due hours. Noinfee title andwithin withouttwenty-four recourse to(24) Plaintiff and ďż˝ shall AS ISďż˝ be paid by acquiring the residencondition. Thethe salemortgagee is further subject to confirmation by tialcourt. real estate pursuant bid at bid, the sale the Upon payment in to fullits of credit the amount the or by anywill mortgagee, or other purchaser receive a judgment Certificate creditor, of Sale that will lienorthe acquiring the real entitle purchaser to aresidential deed to the realestate estatewhose after rights in and to sale. the residential estate confirmation of the The propertyreal will NOT be arose open prior to the sale. The subject is subjectasto for inspection and plaintiff makes property no representation general real estate taxes, special assessments, to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders areor special taxes saidfilereal admonished to levied check against the court to estate verify and all is offered Iffor without representation as information. thissale property is a any condominium unit, the to qualityoforthe quantity of foreclosure title and without recourse purchaser unit at the sale, other than atomortgagee, shallin pay“AS the ISâ€? assessments thesale legalis Plaintiff and condition.and The fees required by The Condominiumby Property Act, Upon 765 further subject to confirmation the court. ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and If this is a payment in full of the(g)(4). amount bid, property the purchaser condominium which is part a common will receive unit a Certificate of of Sale that willinterest entitle community, the purchaser of the theestate foreclosure the purchaser to a deed to unit the atreal after sale other than aofmortgagee the assessments confirmation the sale.shall Thepay property will NOT required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no 605/18.5(g-1). THE of MORTGAGOR representationIFasYOU to theARE condition the property. (HOMEOWNER), YOU THE RIGHT Prospective bidders areHAVE admonished to checkTO the REMAIN FOR 30 IfDAYS AFTER court fileINto POSSESSION verify all information. this property ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, THE FORECLOSURE shallILLINOIS pay theMORTGAGE assessments and the legalLAW. fees For information: Visit our Property website at required by The Condominium Act, 765 service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is 5a pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, condominium unit which is part of a common inOne North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL terest community, the purchaser of the unit at the 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay number PA1004448. THE JUDICIAL SALES the assessments required by The Condominium CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECCHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. TION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE PA1004448 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 10 FORECLOSURE LAW.TJSC#: For information: Visit our CH 21458 33-23936 website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the I579727 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 PA1105465. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK County, Illinois, The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com County Department, Chancery Division. for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE Marquette Bank, & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ IL 60602 Attorv1300 CHICAGO, s . (312) 476-5500 ďż˝ ney File No. PA1105465 Attorney Code. 91220 Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Successor Case Number: 11 Springs CH 16579 TJSC#: 33-26367 Trustee to Western National Bank and Trust I585736 not personally but as Trustee under Trust Company,

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, P l a i n t i f f , � v . � HECTOR TAMAYO, ARACELI SANCHEZ D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 13211 10119 SOUTH 82ND AVENUE Palos Heights, IL 6 0 4 6 5 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 10, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 12, 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 10119 SOUTH 82ND AVENUE, Palos Heights, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-11-405-030-0000 VOL. 0151. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $215,515.71. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 13-7526. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 13-7526 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 13 CH 13211 TJSC#: 33-27371 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. I586660

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 . � GINA IACOPONI, FIFTH THIRD BANK, THE RIVIERA IN PALOS IMPROVEMENT A S S O C I A T I O N � D e f e n d a n t s � 13 CH 20312 20 Cour LeRoux 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 9, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 27, 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 20 Cour LeRoux, Palos Hills, IL 6 0 4 6 5 � Property Index No. 23-23-101-036-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $98,392.61. 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 20312 TJSC#: 34-983 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. I586865

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.JOHN B. MANIKAS, ATHENA M. MANIKAS, LAS FUENTES VILLAS TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION Defendants 13 CH 002441 9083 DEL PRADO DRIVE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 3, 2013, Auction.com, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on March 5, 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 9083 DEL PRADO DRIVE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-10-200-053. 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 14-13-01501. 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. 14-13-01501 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 13 CH 002441 TJSC#: 33-27030 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. I587252

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC4 P l a i n t i f f , � v . � FRANK OSKOREP A/K/A FRANK T. OSKOREP, LORRAINE M. OSKOREP D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 021702 9132 STRATFORD LANE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 26, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 27, 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 9132 STRATFORD LANE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-10-411-014. 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 14-12-08134. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-08134 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 021702 TJSC#: 34-1064 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. I587270

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � ELIZABETH WILSON; RIVIERA REGAL A S S O C I A T I O N � AKA RIVIERA REGAL I CONDOMINIUM A S S O C I A T I O N ; � RIVIERA REGAL - PHASE II ASSOCIATION AKA RIVIERA REGAL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. FKA WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC R E G I S T R A T I O N � SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND N O N - R E C O R D � C L A I M A N T S ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � 13 CH 13787 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on December 18, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, March 11, 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. 23-23-101-116-1044 Commonly known as 11114 South 84th Avenue, Unit 1B, 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. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff's Attorney, Freedman Anselmo, Lindberg LLC, 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (866) 402-8661. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F13050187 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I587688

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS T R U S T E E , � SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF A M E R I C A , � NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS S U C C E S S O R � BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS A S S E T � BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET BACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-EC1 P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � THERESA POSPISIL; DAVID POSPISIL D e f e n d a n t s , � 13 CH 18345 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on November 4, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, March 11, 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 : � Commonly known as 8812 West 103rd Place, Palos Hills, Il 60465 P.I.N. 23-15-202-008-0000 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: 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 Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. 1 3 0 2 2 4 5 1 � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I587707

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Firstsecure Bank and Trust Co. f/k/a Family Bank and Trust Company, P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � Firstsecure Bank and Trust Co. f/k/a Family Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee for Trust No. 1-269, Auburn Iron Works, Inc., Anthony J. Pietro, Roberta R. Pietro, Non-Record Claimants, and Unknown Owners, D e f e n d a n t s . � Case No. 10CH 17253; Sheriff's No. 140003-001F. 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 March 12, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in Room LL06 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: PIN: 24-31-112-010-0000. Address: 12924 S. Forestview, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Improvements: Single family home (residential). Sale shall be under the following terms: Sold at public auction requiring payment not less than 10% at the time of sale and the balance within 24 hours plus interest at the statutory rate on any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of sale to the date of payment. All payments shall be in certified funds payable to the Sale Officer.Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments, and any prior first mortgages. Premises will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Kent Maynard; Kent Maynard & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 120 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1440, Chicago, IL 60603, Tel. No. (312) 265-6935.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. I587048

For Sale F 1 3 0 7 0 3 2 6 � IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � DONALD A. GALLAGHER; SANDRA A. G A L L A G H E R ; � UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � D e f e n d a n t s , � 13 CH 18333 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 10, 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. 23-02-303-069-0000. Commonly known as 9419 South 85th Court, Hickory Hills, IL 60457. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multi-unit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. 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. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff's Attorney, Freedman Anselmo, Lindberg LLC, 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (866) 402-8661. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F13070326 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I587584

For Sale 9 5 0 6 0 2 0 2 � IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK AND T R U S T � CO. OF CHICAGO; Plaintiff, v s . � ACE-CHICAGO GREAT DANE CORP., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION; FIFTH THIRD BANK, S U C C E S S O R � TRUSTEE TO OLD KENT BANK AS TRUSTEE U N D E R � TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 1, 1985 AND K N O W N � AS TRUST NO. 8459; WHALER LTD; GERALDINE R. GORAL AS REPRESENTATIVE FOR DENNIS G O R A L ; � GERALDINE R GORAL; AND UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 02 CH 10672 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 18, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 10, 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 mortgaged real e s t a t e : � Commonly known as 12411 South Nashville, Palos Heights, IL 60463. P.I.N. 24-30-421-014-0000. The mortgaged real estate is 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: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Ms. Jennifer E. Frick at Plaintiff's Attorney, Crowley & Lamb, P.C., 221 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 670-6900. 9 5 0 6 0 2 0 2 � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I587507

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � JO ELLEN T AYWARD AKA JO ELLEN AYLWARD; T H E � RIVIERA IN PALOS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION; D e f e n d a n t s , � 13 CH 00854 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on September 6, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, March 10, 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. 23-23-111-057-0000 Commonly known as 25 COUR DEAUVILLE, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 The mortgaged real estate is improved with a townhouse 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: 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 1225203. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I587567

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, P l a i n t i f f , � v . � CRYSTAL WITHERSPOON A/K/A CRYSTAL H O I N A C K I , � TIM WITHERSPOON, RIVERA REGAL I CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, RIVERA REGAL CONDOMINIUM UMBRELLA A S S O C I A T I O N � D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 30799 11103 S. 84TH AVE., 2A 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 November 4, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 13, 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 11103 S. 84TH AVE., 2A, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-23-200-026-1009 VOL. 0152. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $139,775.86. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 12-3002. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 12-3002 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 12 CH 30799 TJSC#: 33-24702 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. I583105

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MARGARET ZYDEK, CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED 9/21/2000 A/K/A TRUST NO. 1109002, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED 9/21/2000 A/K/A TRUST NO. 1109002, DENNIS DEGREGORIO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 13 CH 010485 8123 BOB-O-LINK ROAD 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 August 13, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on March 5, 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 8123 BOB-O-LINK ROAD, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-14-212-038. 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 14-13-08883. 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. 1413-08883 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 13 CH 010485 TJSC#: 34-1476 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. I588373

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL ILLINOIS, INC. Plaintiff, -v.FIRST MIDWEST BANK AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED AUGUST 14, 1992 A/K/A TRUST NO. 13336, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF FIRST MIDWEST BANK, AS PURCHASER OF THE LOANS AND OTHER ASSETS OF PALOS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY FROM THE FDIC, ACTING AS RECEIVER FOR THE SAVINGS BANK AND PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT U/T/A DATED AUGUST 14, 1992 A/K/A TRUST NO. 1-3336, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL GONZALEZ A/K/A MICHAEL A. GONZALEZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 023713 16801 S. WOLF ROAD ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 22, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on February 27, 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 16801 S. WOLF ROAD, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 Property Index No. 27-29-100-037. 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 14-11-18596. 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. 1411-18596 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 023713 TJSC#: 34-1330 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. I588104

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVI- COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION SION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.., SUCCESSOR BY JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSO- MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP CIATION Plaintiff, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING -v.LP Plaintiff, ILONA KAROSIENE, ROMUALDAS KAROSAS v . ďż˝                 A/K/A ROMULDAS KAROSAS, JPMORGAN ROBERT W. WELLS JR A/K/A ROBERT W. WELLS,                   CHASE BANK, NA Defendants KIMBERLY A. WELLS A/K/A KIMBERLY ANN WELLS, 13 CH 001899 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III     8738 W. TAOS DRIVE PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 D e f e n d a n t s ďż˝ NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY 11 CH 037847 GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclo- 648 W. 105TH STREET PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 sure and Sale entered in the above cause on No- NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY ! "#   #     $%  vember 19, 2013, Auction.com, an agent for The GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and & !&' () * +, -   !(  Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on Feb- Sale entered in the above cause on April 24, 2012, an   (   & ,./ ruary 26, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Drive (in the Auction. AM on February 27, 2014, at the The Judicial Sales com room),!   0  (  (( &  CHICAGO, IL, 60654, sell at public Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the    (  1      2 highest bidder, as set forth below, the following the following described real estate: real estate: Commonly known as 8738 W. TAOS DRIVE, described PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23- Commonly known as 7648 W. 105TH STREET, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-13-107-035. The 14-103-004. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: funds at the the highest bid by certified funds at the close of 25% down of the highest bid by certified 3,))). the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corpora- close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. tion. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Aban- The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for doned Residential Property Municipality Relief Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real es- Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at tate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residen- acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its exPerieNced bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment tial real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale creditSmall engines, snowblowers, or by anycleaNiNg mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real lady rights in andand to the residential riding real estate lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose estate whoseregular waNted to the sale. The subject property is subject rights in and to the residential real estate arose arose priorlawnmowers, bicycles. prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or for immediate Must be general real estate taxes, start. special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is for sale without any priced representation to quality or as free. licensed with special taxes driver levied against saiddependable real estate and offeredReasonably or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in is offered forGood sale without vehicle. pay. any representation as "AS IS" condition. The sale468-7819 is further subject to Call (815) to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS ISâ€?636-4030 condition. The sale is confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the call (708) amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will Immediate Openings! Regional NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after representation as to the condition of the property. and localofdrivers, plusproperty dockworkconfirmation the sale. The will NOT Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court be open for inspection and plaintiff no ers. Holland’s Recruiter ismakes taking file to verify all information. If this property is a representation as to the condition of the property. condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the walk-in and conductProspectiveapplications bidders are admonished to check the   /!+1 &)( +)3!+ sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the court file to verify all information. this property ing interviews on Jan.If 22 & 23 foreclosure 0$)!*-,')(!1!")+!-$!1 assessments and the legal fees required by The is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit *+)/% !1).0%-$&)('.,from 9 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is to pmassessments at 3801and Mound shall4:30 pay the the legalRd., fees !+!#%,-!+! 0%-$-$!&&%()%, part of a common interest community, the purchaser of required byIL The 60436. 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For information, -%! *+)/% !  ,  *.&% ,!+ FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: /%!1$!!#%)(&!0,( POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC- CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH TION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FRONTAGE $! !*)+-!+ !0,**!+, ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CO- 14-11-35527. THE JUDICIAL SALES DILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also REPAIRS EXTRA IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file num- visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for ber 14-12-35057. THE experience JUDICIAL SALES — 35 years — COR- a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & PORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE   .+,.(- -) -$! Call F. Stan Ignell Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) .,%(!,, **)+-.(%-1 &!, also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-35527 Attorney 0)"  !/!+1.,%(!,,)* tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Bridgeview Bank Group, an Illinois banking corporation, P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v s . ďż˝ First Secure Bank and Trust Co., f/k/a Family Bank and Trust Company as Trustee under Trust Agreement dated October 21, 2005 and known as Trust Number 10-836, Azhar H. Chaudry, Ghania, Inc., A.R.Y. Investment, Corporation, Joseph Murphy, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, D e f e n d a n t s . ďż˝ 12 CH 37792; Sheriff's No. 140001-001F. 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 February 14, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. 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:PIN: 23-01-309-015-0000.Common address: 7941 W. 92nd St., Hickory Hills, IL 60457.N/K/A PIN: 23-01-309-032-0000.Address: 7941 W. 92nd St., Hickory Hills, IL 60457 a/k/a 7951 W. 92nd St., Hickory Hills, IL 60457.Improvements: 3- two-story brown brick masonry townhomes.Sale shall be under the following terms: 10% down in certified funds at time of the sale with balance due within twenty-four hours after the sale.Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments, and any prior first mortgages. Premises will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 200 W. Madison St., Ste. 755, Chicago, IL 60606. Tel. No. (312) 428-2750.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.I583953

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I*!+, L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J P MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION T R U S T ďż˝ 2006-CH2, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CH2 P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v s . ďż˝ ANITA MORAWSKA, DEVONSHIRE C O N D O M I N I U M ďż˝ A S S O C I A T I O N ďż˝ D e f e n d a n t s , ďż˝ 13 CH 7504 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on November 27, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, February 28, 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˝ Commonly known as 9051 South Roberts Road, Unit 306, Hickory Hills, Il 60457. P.I.N. 23-01-107-022-1026 & 23-01-107-022-1044. 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 Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. 1 3 0 1 6 0 3 2 ďż˝ INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I584493

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Cardinal to a Judgment888-928-6011 10:30 AM on February 20, 2014, at the The Judicial GIVEN that pursuant of ForecloUNKNOWN- MAKE OWNERS ANDMONEY NON-RECORD & SAVE with Greatwide loaded/ www.TotalMS.com Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th sure pays and Sale entered in the above cause on CLAIMANTS your own bandmill. Cut lumber unloaded. Class-A CDL & Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the November 20, 2013, an agent forDrivers The Judicial Flatbed New PayDefendants Scaleany dimension. In stock ready 1yr driving highest bidder, as set forth below, the following Sales experience. Corporation, will at 10:30 on February StartAM @ .37cpm Up to .04cpm 12 CH 19464 to ship. FREE Info/DVD: Fleet Owners Welcome. described real estate: Commonly known as 10100 W. 24, 2014, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, Mileage Bonus Home 8238 STONEHENGE DRIVE Orland Park, IL www.NorwoodSawmills.com Operate under own Drive - 24th 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 Property One Southyour Wacker Floor, CHICAGO, Weekends Insurance &60462 401K 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N or ours! Index No. 27-16-300-011. The real estate is improved authority IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the bidApply @highest Boydandsons.com NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY Call Matt with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest der, 866-904-8367. as set forth below, the following described 800-648-9915 GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable DriveForCardinal.com to real estate: Commonly known as 8148 W. 111TH and Sale entered in the above cause on NovemThe Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks STREET UNIT C3, PALOS HILLS, IL 60465 Propber 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corwill be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial erty Index No. 23-14-400-107. The real estate is poration, will at 10:30 AM on February 21, 2014, sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporasell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser tion. No third party checks will be accepted. The forth below, the following described real estate: not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is balance, including the Judicial sale fee for AbanCommonly known as 8238 STONEHENGE due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid doned Residential Property Municipality Relief DRIVE, Orland Park, IL 60462 by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate Fund, which is calculated on residential real esProperty Index No. 27-02-407-037-0000. pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any tate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction The real estate is improved with a single family resmortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not idence. The judgment amount was $311,349.82. acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certiand to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall fied funds at the close of the sale payable to The The subject property is subject to general real estate be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residenJudicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied tial real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale will be accepted. The balance, including the Judiagainst said real estate and is offered for sale without or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other cial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property any representation as to quality or quantity of title and lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each rights in and to the residential real estate arose The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or general real estate taxes, special assessments, or will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. special taxes levied against said real estate and purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring is offered for sale without any representation as of the sale. The property will NOT be open for the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid to quality or quantity of title and without recourse inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment credito Plaintiff and in “AS ISâ€? condition. The sale is the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are tor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon admonished to check the court file to verify all estate whose rights in and to the residential real payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser information. If this property is a condominium unit, the estate arose prior to the sale. The subject propwill receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than erty is subject to general real estate taxes, spethe purchaser to a deed to the real estate after a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal cial assessments, or special taxes levied against confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 said real estate and is offered for sale without any be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a representation as to quality or quantity of title and representation as to the condition of the property. condominium unit which is part of a common interest without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS ISâ€? condiProspective bidders are admonished to check the community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure tion. The sale is further subject to confirmation by court file to verify all information. If this property sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real es(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO shall pay the assessments and the legal fees tate after confirmation of the sale. The property will REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a representation as to the condition of the property. ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF condominium unit which is part of a common inProspective bidders are admonished to check the THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. terest community, the purchaser of the unit at the court file to verify all information. If this property For information, examine the court file or contact foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit pay the assessments required by The Condo15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, minium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer shall pay the assessments and the legal fees YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), to file number 14-09-26432. THE JUDICIAL SALES required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSCORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a SESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also condominium unit which is part of a common inORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for terest community, the purchaser of the unit at the WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For informaASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE the assessments required by The Condominium tion, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s atROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU torney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-09-26432 Attorney ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to Number: 09 CH 039125 TJSC#: 33-26215 NOTE: FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER file number 14-11-31706. THE JUDICIAL SALES Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTFloor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporainformation obtained will be used for that purpose. contact Plaintiff’s attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPtion at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of I584873 PIN & OLSWANG, LTD., 39 South LaSalle Street pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE Please refer to file number 11-2222-18198. THE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 AtJUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South torney File No. 14-11-31706 Attorney ARDC No. Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 For Sale 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial 11 CH 034101 TJSC#: 33-26077 NOTE: PursuSales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day staant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you tus report of pending sales. HAUSELMAN, RAPare advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, PIN & OLSWANG, LTD. 39 South LaSalle Street be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt I L L I N O I S ďż˝ - Suite 1105 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 372-2020 and any information obtained will be used for that COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION Attorney File No. 11-2222-18198 Attorney Code. purpose. CITIBANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS 4452 Case Number: 12 CH 19464 TJSC#: 34-661 ALT-A TRUST 2006-7 Plaintiff, I584819

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S ďż˝ COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BRIDGEVIEW BANK GROUP, P l a i n t i f f , ďż˝ v s . ďż˝ YOUSEF RAFATI, SALWA RAFATI, SOUTHHOLAND CITGO, INC., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND N O N - R E C O R D ďż˝ CLAIMANTS, Defendants, 12 CH 38163 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 5, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, March 7, 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 mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 11242 Autumn Ridge Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467. P.I.N. 27-31-409-055-0000. The mortgaged real estate is 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. This is the foreclosure of second mortgage. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Steven R. Radtke at Plaintiff's Attorney, Chill & Radtke, P.C., 79 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 346-1935. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I585109

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Character Present Tom (Fred Eberle, Beverly/Mt.Greenwood) as he reflects himself as his younger Tom (Michael Olavson, Chicago) in Beverly Theatre Guild’s production of Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie.” Eberle met Williams and interviewed him for a radio show.

Actor who interviewed Williams stars in his play A local actor who met and interviewed playwright Tennessee Williams will be playing the lead in one of Williams’ most famous plays. Fred Eberle of the Beverly/Mt. Greenwood area will play the character of the present Tom in the Beverly Theatre Guild’s version of “The Glass Menagerie” Eberle interviewed Tennessee Williams on the National Public Radio. While working as a young artist in residence at station WBEZ, Eberle, along with a colleague, created and performed in a radio program called “Tennessee Williams, A Reflection” which featured scenes from several of his plays along with an interview with Williams himself.  The meeting was conducted at a small table in the wings of the old Goodman Theatre where an evening of one act plays entitled “Tennessee Laughs” was in rehearsal.  “Mr. Williams was a fascinating and complex person, who graciously spent a full hour chatting with the two aspiring thespians while sipping wine from a paper cup”, said Eberle.  While Williams conversation was at times rambling, the interview was enlightening and intensely personal and it was an encounter that Eberle said will never forget. Williams’, “The Glass Menag-

erie, was the play that took him from obscurity to fame, and he became one of America’s most highly regarded playwrights. There have been many productions from stage, radio, the big screen, and television; starring such greats as Jane Wyman, Joanne Woodward, Helen Hayes, Geraldine Page, Shirley Booth, Katharine Hepburn, Jessica Lange, Montgomery Clift, Karl Malden, Kirk Douglas, John Malkovich, Kiefer Sutherland, and today on Broadway Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto. The BTG will present this legendary story with a new bold and innovative look by Director Rocco Ayala. There will be original music by Jason Peter Schiff, 3-D projections on broken glass above the set by Davis McCarty, and a skeletal set of rose petals which will embrace the characters and story telling. Ayala, from Chicago’s West Lawn, is a rising director who also directs productions at Brother Rice High School and has a degree in digital cinema from DePaul. Ayala said he is directing this production “with a new and fresh look that has never been seen before.” The character Tom will be played by two actors, the present Tom (Fred Eberle, Beverly/Mt. Greenwood) looking into his memory of his younger

self (Michael Olavson, Chicago) whom both will always be on stage at all times, as will the rest of the characters. The rest of this cast are Ellen Micotto (Orland Park) as Amanda the mother, Brianna Smitko (Oak Lawn) as Laura, Mike Olavson (Chicago) the “past/ young” Tom, and Matt Wilson (Chicago) as Jim the gentleman caller. Visit YouTube to see the teaser and the cast trailers. It will be staged February 14, 15 and 16, 2014 at the Baer Theatre located at Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W 111th Street, Chicago. There is also a BTG and Jenny’s Steakhouse Dinner/Theatre Package offered for every show for this Valentine’s Day Weekend, which is just down the street from the theater. Please call Jenny’s Steakhouse at 708-229-2272 or visit www.BeverlyTheatreGuild. org or www.JennysSteakHouse. com for more information. To reserve tickets and for group sales visit www.BeverlyTheatreGuild.org or call 773284-8497. All seats are reserved at $20. The Beverly Theatre Guild is proud to be the oldest theatre company in Chicago reigning from the Beverly/Morgan Park community. —Submitted by Beverly Theatre Guild

Videoview 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.)

and Woody Harrelson) try to Takei and Jimmy Hayward (also prevent others of their kind the film’s director and co-writer) from becoming the main courses are additional members of the of many Thanksgiving dinners voice cast. *** (PG: AS, V) (Also in this animated, moderately on Blu-ray and On Demand) entertaining comedy. They travel back to the time when settlers COMING SOON: “ALL IS first established the course — and LOST” (Feb. 11): After his yacht courses — of the traditional is struck at sea, a man (Robert     STARTING THIS WEEK: holiday meal, hoping to change Redford, the only actor in the film) “ESCAPE PLAN”: They’ve that history. Amy Poehler, Keith struggles to survive against the shared the screen briefly in the David, “Star Trek” icon George elements. (PG-13: P) “Expendables” series, but action icons Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are fullfledged co-stars in this reasonably effective prison-break tale. Stallone plays a security expert whose latest challenge proves to be a setup, leaving him trapped behind bars ... and reliant on an inmate (Schwarzenegger) to help him get out alive. Jim Caviezel plays the warden in a cast that also includes Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Neill and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. DVD extras: “making-of” documentary; audio commentary by director Mikael Hafstrom and co-writer Miles Chapman. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “ABOUT TIME”: Writerdirector Richard Curtis (“Love Actually”) has had big success keeping his romantic comedies down to earth, but he adds the element of time travel to this still-engaging story. Domhnall Gleeson plays a member of a family in which the men have mastered astral movement, an element that both helps and hinders his courtship of a certain woman (Rachel McAdams). Costars include Curtis movie regular Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan and Lisa Eichhorn. DVD extras: when you purchase a ticket!* “making-of” documentary; audio *Mention coupon and receive a free show-only ticket to Nunsense for commentary by Curtis, Gleeson, each ticket purchased at regular price. Call Box Office at 630-584-6342. Nighy and co-stars Vanessa Kirby, Redeem coupon when picking up tickets. Not valid on previously purLydia Wilson and Tom Hollander; chased tickets or with other offers. No cash value. Subject to availability. deleted scenes; outtakes; music Must book tickets by: 2-14-14 Coupon #: ILP1314 video. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)     “FREE BIRDS”: Two BOX OFFICE: 630-584-6342 | www.foxvalleyrep.org turkeys (voices of Owen Wilson

• Yoga – offered 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday), March 6, April 3 and May 1, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park. Attend just one time, or once every month. • Soul Café: Feeling Down 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday). Talk in a comfortable setting about how to best handle the highs and lows of life. • Christal Luster - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 7, music by singer/song-writer Christal Luster, with food samples from noodle places in the area. • Karaoke - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Karaoke night with free food from Jimmy John's. This event is exclusively for students in 9th-12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID. For more information, call 5320500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org. • Kickboxing - 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25. Gather at UFC gym to learn everything you need to know about kickboxing while getting in shape. • Celebrity Drawings - 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13, The Bridge Teen Center wants you to come show off your artistic and creative side while learning how to draw a celebrity. • How to Change a Flat with Bettenhausen Auto - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, The Bridge Teen Center knows that it’s important to know what to do if you get a flat tire. This program will help to get you prepared! This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information on any program, call 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Cine Verse     Cine Verse, the Oak Lawn Park District’s free weekly film discussion group, is open to anyone age 17 and older. The group will explore “Dark Passage” from 1947, starring Humphrey Bogart, from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Participants should check building signage for the room number. For more info, call 529-9028, or visit cineversegroup.blogspot.com.

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Nature photography forum

Camera and nature enthusiasts are invited to a Nature Photography Forum on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Films of outstanding nature photographers are shown. Nature photography instructor Rick Steffen of Orland Park facilitates the program. The public is invited and there is no fee for the program, but reservations are requested. For more information, call The Cen-

A pottery class for families and adults will be hosted at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts on Wednesdays, Feb. 12 and 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The Log Cabin Art Center is located at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.

Instructor Heather Young invites families with children of any age, or adults without children, to make clay ceramic masks depicting human, animal, or monster faces, and to come back to glaze their creations the following week. The class fee is $16 per person and includes all supplies and two kiln firings. Registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

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‘Smart phones for Dummies’ luncheon     Smart Phones will be the focus of a luncheon program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Center development director Mark Walker will answer questions, from simple ones like “What’s an App?” and to more complex ones about the basics of calling, sending messages, taking photographs, and accessing email and websites on the new “smart” phones. He welcomes questions submitted in advance to thecenter@mac.com. The luncheon will begin at noon, costs $17 per person, and requires advance reservations. Call The Center at 361-3650.

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