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Our All-Area Softball Team Volume XLVII No. 50 In Sports Nursing student from Worth has life-changing trip to Africa Story on Page 3

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Reader Poll Last week’s results What do you think of the Oak Lawn Village Board’s decision to eliminate pensions for elected officials?

Totally agree...59% Not sure.........25% I can understand....8% Disagree...........8% This week’s question:

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Evergreen marks 120th anniversary this year     In December 1893, 51 of roughly 500 residents of the area known as Evergreen Park came to the polls and voted on whether to incorporate as a village.     Forty “yes” votes and 11 “no” Serving Chicago votes later, the village of Evergreen Park was born.     This year marks the 120th anniversary of that incorporation, but the story of what eventually became known as the Village of Churches goes back further than that. Until the 1820s, what would be Evergreen Park was covered with trails and homes of a succession of Indian tribes. Nearly 200 years later, Evergreen is built to the hilt with homes, churches and other structures, and is experiencing something of an economic rebirth.     The history of the area that eventually incorporated as Evergreen Park started in 1828 when a man named Blasius Schwer and his wife built a farm house on a hill in what is present-day Evergreen Cemetery. The Schwer’s learned the land was fertile enough to grow hay, grain, potatoes, cabbages and onions.     Years later, families including the Hills, Graefens, Haas, Leppins, Seipps, Robbs and other pioneers joined the Schwer’s to form a new community. Evergreen Inc.     In 1894, a year after the village was incorporated, John M. Foley was elected as its first mayor. Foley served in that capacity until 1896.     Small businesses did not come around until the early 20th century, when in 1907 establishments including Vogwill’s Coal and Ice, Fred Schultz Groceries and Provisions, Steens Grocery, and A. Wilson’s Meat Market occupied space between 95th Street, 92nd Street, Kedzie Avenue and St. Louis Avenue. Ten years later, a man by the name of Fred Haas owned the first automobile in Evergreen Park.     Evergreen Park’s population grew to 1,600 by 1930. That year marked the opening of one of the village’s longest-standing institutions — Little Company of

Mary Hospital. Fifteen years later, with the rapid post-war birthrate boom, Little Company of Mary Hospital became known as “the baby hospital” because of the numberEvergreen of children Park, born there. Ridge, Hickory Then, on June 17, 1950, Little Company made medical history when surgeons there performed the world’s first known successful human organ transplant. The three-man team that successfully transplanted a human kidney consisted of Drs. Richard Lawler, James West and Raymond Murphy. Growth     In 1952, The Evergreen Plaza, then the largest shopping mall in the Midwest, opened at 95th Street and Western Avenue. The Plaza was for years a revenue generator and has been a strong contributor to the village’s history of Evergreen Park. The mall fell on harder times during the 1980s when it became a hub of gang activity, and the shopping center’s movie theater closed as a result of worries about crime and violence. The Plaza is today slated for a major redevelopment project that would involve the demolition of most of its existing buildings.     In March 1953, the population of Evergreen Park increased to 15,746 residents, and the village’s first high school, Evergreen Park Community High School, opened in 1954. That first year student body consisted of freshman and sophomores, and the first 12 seniors graduated in 1957. Between 1955 and 1960, Evergreen Park High’s enrollment jumped from 170 students to 981. Enrollment peaked during the 1973-74 school year when the student population surpassed 1,800. The school today serves fewer than 1,000 students.     In 1969, Anthony Vacco was elected mayor and served in that office until he chose not to run for re-election in 2001. Jim Sexton, who had served as a village trustee and clerk, was elected mayor and still holds that office today. (Continued on page 12)

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Liam McNamara, of Evergreen Park, plays with his late golden retriever, Bub. Bub died two years ago, and the McNamara family is holding fundraisers throughout the summer with the hope of raising money to help purchase a service dog for Liam.

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Evergreen mom hopes garage sale will yield enough money to help buy service dog for son By Laura Bollin     An Evergreen Park resident is holding a garage sale this Saturday, but she wants to do more than just get rid of junk.     Dawn McNamara is hoping to raise $500 for a down payment for a service dog for her 9-year-old son, Liam. The youth has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, along with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar personality disorder and anxiety.     The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park, 9358 S. Homan Ave. Clothing, toys, strollers and other items will be offered. Patrons will be able to fill a grocery bag with clothing for $10. Liam will be selling lemonade and his own

photographs of his family dogs.     McNamara said Liam does not recognize situations that might be dangerous, and a that service dog would help protect him.     “We had a golden retriever, Bub, which acted like a service dog, but he passed away two years ago,” McNamara said. “Liam will go with anybody. If you walk up to him and say, I have a dog at home, come with me, he’ll go with you. On Halloween, he took off running. He went with our neighbors, but then he saw a family with a dog, and thought he knew them, so he went with them. It was a pretty scary 10 minutes when we couldn’t find him.”     A service dog would not allow Liam out of the house without McNamara’s permission, and would nudge the boy to remind

him to look both ways before he crossed the street.     “Bub would follow Liam anywhere,” McNamara said. “Twice, when Liam swam out a little too far in Lake Michigan, Bub swam out and pushed him back to shore. When Liam couldn’t sleep at night, Bub wouldn’t let him out of the house.     One day last year, McNamara found Liam riding his bike at 2 a.m.     Liam gets anxious when he is worried about meeting new people, McNamara said.     “He can’t articulate his feelings, so he can’t tell us he is feeling anxious,” McNamara said. “He becomes violent and starts hitting people and screaming. It’s been hell. We are doing (Continued on page 12)

Cruise Nights may be driven out of Southwick Commons Management co. will ask car owners to leave By Jeff Vorva

    On Father’s Day night, there were about 50 or so old cars and hot rods parked in the Southwick Commons lot in Palos Heights just as they have been on Sundays between May and October for the last four years as a part of the popular Cruise Nights.     But was it the last Cruise Night hosted at that location?     That’s soon to be determined.     There could be a showdown this Sunday when the Orland Park-based Cambridge Management Company, which manages the Southwick Commons shopping center, will ask car owners of the Cruise Night to leave and not hold their Sunday night shows there.     “We have to cease it,” Cambridge owner and Managing     Only one reader knew last week’s “Whatizit?” was dried up Broker Constance Macon said thistle. That was Worth resident and gardener extraordinaire Tuesday. “We’ll be there next Gene Sikora. Great job, Geno! Other responses included corn, Sunday and ask them to leave. dandelion, grass, ivy and brindle weed. Nice try, folks, and We’re sorry that we have to shut the show down but the way it is thanks for playin’.     This week’s clue is: Duality. Send responses to thereporter@ set up now, we have to cancel it. comcast.net under the subject Whatizit and include your first There is too much liability.” and last names and where you live. Hope you all have a fan-     The Cruise Night has been a staple at the Harlem Avenue/ tastic weekend!

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Route 83 corner parking lot, but a month ago the Cambridge group started representing the landlord and examined the Cruise Night event, which has been under the watch of Tastee Freez owner Diane Georg.     Macon’s group determined that the Cruise Night under its current format should not continue.     “There is no structure — it appears no one is insuring the property,” she said. “What if a car runs over the child? That scares me to death.”     “It’s not organized. People just show up. There are no [portable restrooms] or security. There is no cleanup of the property on Monday morning. We have outlined what we would like to see moving forward and possibly schedule four Cruise Nights a year instead of hosting it every week.”     Macon also suggested the Cruise Night move to a municipal lot in the city.     Georg countered she has a $4 million insurance policy on her business and the Cruise Night event and that the garbage cleanup has never been an issue. She is not in favor of moving the event.     “Why move it?” she said. “This is such a great event and it helps a lot of businesses in this shopping center and in the area. It’s such a great community event and people thank me for doing it. People come here

with their kids and their grandkids. I hate to see it not happen for whatever reason.”     On June 9, the LED sign at the shopping center said it would be the last night for the event.     Car owner Russ Ooms, of Crestwood, who has brought his 1956 Buick to Cruise Night over the years, said last Sunday he wasn’t sure what is going to happen.     “We were looking at another place — maybe a municipal lot,” he said Sunday night. “A friend of mine was going to get a permit. But we thought we would see what happens. I got here probably about 4:30 and there were probably five or six cars parked here. So I parked here. I saw a police officer but he left. I thought he was going to come over and talk to us but he didn’t say anything. No one asked us to leave.”     But that could change this Sunday. Ooms hopes the location will stay the same.     “It’s a nice corner and you get good traffic,” he said. “It’s nice meeting the public. That’s the fun of it.”     Georg is also hoping to keep Cruise Night going.     “I don’t know what going to happen Sunday,” she said. “I don’t know why this is happening now. This is unbelievable. But the truth will come out.”


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Chicago Ridge     A 22-year-old woman was reportedly charged with DUI, improper lane usage and no insurance after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Southwest Highway and Ridgeland Avenue.     Bianca P. Para, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 5 a.m. June 15. ***     A 26-year-old woman was charged with criminal damage to property after she allegedly broke a window on a vehicle in the 7000 block of O’Connell Drive.     Gina M. Leato, of Chicago Ridge, was arrested at 9 a.m. June 14. ***     A 41-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took fragrances with a retail value of $278 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.     Marvin Williams, of Matteson, was arrested at 7:38 p.m. June 15. ***     A 49-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 107th Street and Ridgeland Avenue.     Benjamin Alvarez, of Berwyn, was arrested at 10:16 p.m. June 14. ***     A 23-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took clothing with a retail value of $354 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.     Beautiful C. Mallory, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. June 15. ***     A 44-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took cologne with a retail value of $44 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.

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    Charles E. Jones, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:49 p.m. June 16. ***     A 54-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took craft supplies with a retail value of $93 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.     Elayne Clayter, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:06 p.m. June 16.

Evergreen Park     A 20-year-old man was charged with criminal trespass to land and solicitor’s permit required after he allegedly solicited for money in the parking lot at Aldi, 3231 W. 87th St.     Allen McKinzie, of Chicago, was arrested at 9:58 a.m. June 14. ***     A 19-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took skin cream with a retail value of $12 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Samantha Simmons, of Riverdale, was arrested at 4:48 p.m. June 13. ***     An 89-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took 12 items including scissors, wrinkle repair cream, deodorant, itch gel and body lotion with a retail value of $92 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Barbara Payne, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. June 11. ***     A 23-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took cosmetics and jewelry with a retail value of $100 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Shantineer Hill, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:13 p.m. June 11. ***

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    A 19-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took an Xbox adapter and a utility hook with a retail value of $66 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Jesse McLain, of Evergreen Park, was arrested at 5:07 p.m. June 9. ***     A mother and son from Chicago were charged with retail theft after they allegedly took five t-shirts and two makeup items with a retail value of $70 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Christian Rivera, 20, and Andrea Rivera, 41, were arrested at 9 p.m. June 8. ***     A 47-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took a blow dryer with a retail value of $30 from a store in the 2500 block of 94th Street.     Melvin Jimerson, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:45 p.m. June 8. ***     Two people were charged with retail theft after they allegedly took razor blades from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Garland Stovall, 63, of Harvey, and Marion Lee, 52, of Chicago, were arrested at 5:06 p.m. June 13. Stovall reportedly took two packages of razor blades with a retail value of $69. Lee reportedly took two packages of razor blades with a retail value of $70.     Lee was reportedly also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He possessed three syringes, a bottle cap and a razor blade, police said. ***     Two people were reportedly stabbed at a party Sunday morning.     Evergreen Park police responded to a disturbance at 1:28 a.m. at a home in the 9600 block of Utica Avenue. Two people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for their injuries.     Police have not released the conditions of the two people who were stabbed, and are still investigating the incident. No one has been arrested.

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    A 49-year-old man was cited with disorderly conduct after he allegedly threatened to kill another man’s wife and children in the 9400 block of 79th Court.     Fatooh Muhdi, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 9:29 p.m. June 13. ***     A 38-year-old man was reportedly charged with expired registration and driving with a suspended license after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 8000 block of 91st Place.     Francisco Martinez, of Burbank, was arrested at 8:10 p.m. June 16. ***     A 27-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and obstructing identification after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 8800 block of Roberts Road.     Elizabeth Reyes, of Oswego, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. June 14. ***     A 45-year-old man was reportedly charged with failure to yield turning left and DUI after he was involved in an automobile accident in the 8300 block of 95th Street.     Nick Portokalis, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 2:09 a.m. June 16.

    A 34-year-old Worth man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly fired a semi-automatic handgun after people in a vehicle began flashing gang signs at him in the 7800 block of 103rd Street.     Steven Weddaborn was arrested at 4:18 p.m. June 13. Detectives reportedly found one spent cartridge in the area where the round was allegedly fired, which matched the caliber of Weddaborn’s gun. Detectives have not been able to verify Weddaborn’s claims of a vehicle being in the area and people flashing gang signs at him.     Weddaborn is schedule to appear before a grand jury on July 12, and the state’s attorney will attempt to add a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm, police said. ***     Burglary was reported at 2:30 p.m. June 13 in the 8700 block of Surry Park Avenue. A compressor and battery jump start charger was reportedly missing from the garage. ***     Mischievous conduct was reported at noon on June 11 in the area of Millstone Court. A resident reportedly told police drain tiles had been rearranged at the complex, and someone had put oil in residents’ mailboxes. ***     Fraud was reported at 4:30     A 24-year-old man was p.m. June 13. A man reportedly charged with battery after he told police he had contacted U.S. allegedly yelled at a woman and Pay Day Loans to get a car loan. spit in her face after she asked A woman on the phone reporthim to turn the music in his edly told the man to purchased apartment down at an apart- two Green Dot cards, one for ment building in the 5800 block $185 and one for $299, and of 105th Street. give the code on the back of     Majdi F. Alassaf, of Oak Lawn, the card to her to pay for an was arrested at 8:17 p.m. June IRS tax because of the man’s 12. credit score. The woman also *** reportedly told the man to give     A 44-year-old man was her a third payment of $150. charged with retail theft after he allegedly took a chicken rack, basting brush and kabob set with a retail value of $36 from a store in the 4000 block     A 20-year-old man was reportof 95th Street.     Zenoviy Oleksyn, of Elmwood Park, was arrested at 12:33 p.m. June 10. ***     Obscenity was reported at 10:30 a.m. June 10 at an apartment building in the 10300 block of Komensky Avenue. A woman reportedly told police that someone put an obscene letter of a sexual nature under her door. ***     Criminal damage to property By Laura Bollin was reported at 8:27 a.m. June 12 at an apartment building in     Two men reportedly robbed a the 9400 block of Mobile Av- man at 4:39 a.m. June 9 at a mobile home park in the 9100 enue.     Someone reportedly damaged block of Cicero Avenue. a hose and control knobs on two     The 43-year-old man reportedly washing machines, and cut win- told police he was sitting in his car when a man approached his dow screens in the building. vehicle, opened the car door and ***     Burglary to a motor vehicle held a knife to his neck. The man was reported at 9:30 p.m. June with the knife pulled him out of 11 in the 10800 block of Georgia the car, and the two fought, he Lane. An iPass transponder and reportedly told police. Garmin GPS worth $300 were     The man knife-wielding man then took the alleged victim’s reportedly taken.

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edly charged with zero tolerance, reckless driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to give information after striking property, failure to report accident to police authority and illegal squealing of tires after he allegedly struck a fence at Ball Fore Park, 6701 W. 107th St.     Christian A. Hernandez, of Worth, was arrested at 7:16 p.m. June 9. ***     An 18-year-old man was cited with disorderly conduct after he allegedly drove a vehicle through the grass at Peak’s Park, 10723 Oak Park Ave.     Marcus A. Smith, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 7:16 p.m. June 9. ***     A 30-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 6700 block of 111th Street.     Sami Haleem, of Orland Park, was arrested at 10:34 p.m. June 11. ***     A 32-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and obstructed windshield after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 7100 block of 107th Street.     Arturo Alfaro, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:32 p.m. June 11. ***     A 29-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of 111th Street and New England Avenue.     Teela L. Brown, of Chicago, was arrested at 6:25 a.m. June 11. Area police departments Chicago Ridge 425-7831 Evergreen Park 422-2142 Hickory Hills 598-4900 Oak Lawn 499-7722 Palos Hills 598-2272 Worth 448-3979

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What do you say? If you could go anywhere in the world and do anything you wanted, what would you choose? (Asked at Martin Park in Hickory Hills)

Jarett Ambrosat, Hickory Hills     “I would go to Germany for Oktoberfest and drink. Why not?�

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Jeff Michaels, Hickory Hills     “I would go to a remote cabin right by a lake in Canada where I could fly in and fish for a week.�

Alvin Swearingen, Hickory Hills     “I’d go sailing in the Caribbean. I’ve never done that before and would like to try it.�

Nicole Koschik, Hickory Hills “I’d wait until 2016 to go to Rio for the Summer Olympics to cheer on the volleyball teams.�

Amy Szymanski, Hickory Hills     “I’d go to New Zealand and explore the land as much as I could. It just looks so beautiful there.�

Altering perspective Worth woman is changed after work in Kenya By Emily Szymanski Staff Writer     A Shepard High School alum working toward a career in nursing returned last month from an African trip she said has changed her life.     Sarah Strycker visited Nairobi, Kenya, for two weeks in late April and early May with 14 other students from the Chamberlain College of Nursing in Chicago. The Worth resident and 2002 Shepard graduate provided health care to residents who live in the slums of the nation’s capital and largest city.     Strycker was in Nairobi, home to some 3 million people, as part of coursework that requires her to fulfill multiculturalism and community health courses as she works toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is one of many students at Chamberlain who have traveled abroad to work at clinics that serve impoverished people.     Strycker had always known she wanted to work in the medical field and convinced to pursue a degree in nursing after her grandmother became sick and was hospitalized, she said. Strycker realized her grandmother’s mood was directly related to which nurse was attending to her on a particular day. Motivated and inspired by this realization, Strycker was determined to provide the best care and positivity to help patients recover.     Enabled by a newfound passion

for helping sick persons, Stryker could not pass up the opportunity to travel abroad and work with those who do not have access to basic health care. After undergoing serious training, Strycker and her fellow nursing students left April 27 for Kenya. Each student was armed with a bag containing of medical supplies obtained through the donations from family and friends.     After arriving in the slums of Nairobi, Strycker encountered a world that is vastly different than the one she in which she lives here in the United States, she explained. Her new surroundings featured a few small buildings and nearby shops merchants erected in the early hours of the morning. Children were walking through the streets, carrying babies on their backs. Strycker had expected to see an unfamiliar environment, but a few aspects particularly caught her by surprise.     “I didn’t realize that the slums would be so close to the city, nor so compact,� Strycker said. “But even more surprising was all of the pollution. I will never forget the smell.�     Strycker described the slums as having garbage everywhere, with trash lining the streets. The air is heavily polluted because of Nairobians’ use of coal for everyday tasks such as cooking, and causes or contributes to a variety of illnesses.     “We treated many cases of itchy eyes and chest congestion as a

result from all the pollution,� Strycker recalled.     Medical teams from the Ross University School of Medicine set up clinics at schools in the slums. The medical care was free to the public, and patients were invited to come by first thing in the morning. Some people waiting in line the entire day just to get vitamins. The volunteer medical team treated people with skin diseases, malaria and suspected cases of tuberculosis. Using a contingency fund, the students were able to pay for a 2-year-old girl to undergo cataract surgery. A student from Strycker’s team, Sarah Turner, held a fundraiser on Facebook for a man who had been living with a broken leg for an entire year. With help from family members and friends, they were able to fund his surgery.     One case that Strycker holds close to her heart involved a young girl and a deep cut on her foot. The medical team did not have the necessary medical equipment to numb the infected area and further treat it, but they cleaned the wound and provided antibiotic cream. Strycker was touched by how the girl and her mother were eager for even the slightest bit of medical attention. Like all of the patients the students served, the mother and daughter expressed gratitude and appreciation for the care they received, she said.     The Chamberlain team treated a large number of patients, and leaving was bittersweet

Worth resident Sarah Strycker helped treat Kenyans including these two girls during a trip to Nairobi. on May 12, Strycker said. The International Nursing Service Project through which the students volunteered may allow the nurses-to-be to return one day to a permanent clinic. If the plans are able to be carried out, there will be an opportunity for Chamberlain students to visit Nairobi and train slum residents how to provide health care. This way, the people will be able to have free clinics available for more than just a few weeks a year, Strycker said.

    Strycker’s experience provided her a sense of gratitude and an appreciation for other cultures. Although most of the patients she treated speak English, translators were available for those that speak Swahili. Having to work with a language barrier made it necessary for her to exercise more patience, a beneficial skill in nursing, she added.     With intentions of pursing either pediatrics or emergency care, Strycker will not forget her experience and everything she learned

from her trip to Kenya, she said. The lessons and skills she gained from her experience will make her a better nurse, she said.     Returning to the United States was more of a culture shock for Strycker than her actual arrival to Kenya, she said.     “Coming back home made me feel guilty for everything that I have,� Strycker explained. “But it made me appreciate the little everyday things like running water and being able to brush my teeth using water from my faucet.�

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Lion lads and ladies     Palos Lions Club Member Frank Oswald presented the International Lions Young Leaders Gold Seal Service Awards to Chicago Christian High School graduates Emilie Predle of Hickory Hills (fron, from left), Jenesis Williams of Country Club Hills and Chris Alcantar of Chicago; and John Rivera of Tinley Park, Kaylie Kuhn of Homer Glen, MyKela Deckinga of Homer Glen, Zach Kuipers of Tinley Park, Jacob Leo of Oak Lawn and Chris Kuyvenhoven of Orland Park.

Ridge cop cameras haven’t worked for three months     The Chicago Ridge Police Department has recorded no videos of surveillance or criminal interrogations since March, when a storm caused the server that operates the system of 25 cameras to crash.     The spring storm proved to be the death knell for a camera system that had been on the brink of failure for more than a year. While the cameras are functional, the server that records video is useless, leaving a nearly three-month gap in the department’s video library.     “They’re saying they can’t do their job,� Chicago Ridge Trustee Jack Lind said of police officers before the Village Board voted June 11 to purchase a new server for $6,876 from Current Technologies.     The new server is expected to be operational by next week.

board is expected to decide next Tuesday, June 25, whether top purchase new digital cameras and wireless infrastructure.     The village has for years contracted technicians to repair the old analog cameras and patch up the failing server. Board members decided they were “throwing money down the drain until we replace the system,� said Trustee Daniel Badon. The Fire Department’s server may be next in line for replacement.     “Our server is not far behind as well and it’s crashed a few times,� said Fire Chief Robert Muszynski. “Someone needs to take a look at all of the servers in the village, we had a tech come out and tell us ours is on its last leg.�

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    The camera locations are typical for building security. Cameras are at Village Hall, inside and outside the Metra Station at 103rd Street and Ridgeland Avenue, and at the fire station and public works building. Cameras are also used to record interrogations with crime suspects, and issues with the camera system have inhibited the department’s ability to provide information to the proper authorities.     “We’ve had a problem with the

cameras and the server for a year and a half to two years,� Chicago Ridge police Cmdr. Jim Jarolimek said. “We’re not able to record certain things and provide the state’s attorneys with what they need.�     “We’ve been unable to fulfill subpoena requests made by state’s attorneys,� added Police Chief Robert Pyznarski. “We have been informed that it has not affected any cases but it does protect the officers and the suspect.�     The village’s existing cameras will be compatible with the new server, according to Chicago Ridge police administrative assistant Donna Betsanes. Replacing the analog cameras and installing a wireless infrastructure would cost several thousand dollars, and the

to see what I need to complete,â€? Roche Jr. pleaded. “I can’t say I’ll get it all done but I can put a big dent in the list. I’ve been over there every day for the past two or three months and I hate to say it but I’ve done a lot of work over the last two months and it’s a lot better than it was a few months ago.â€?     The Roche property hosts numerous businesses including Resource Management, 9999 Andersen Ave., one of the largest recycling plants in the United States. Another tenant, CMD Conveyor, 10008 Andersen Ave., is tasked with repairing and replacing conveyor belts for Resource Management.     “Just give me six months to be out of there ‌ I am sick of it myself,â€? said CMD Conveyor (Continued on page 4)



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    At various times during the past 15 years, a Chicago Ridge property owner has stood in front of the Village Board after being cited for code and ordinance violations on his land at 10014 Andersen Avenue in the village’s industrial park.     Time and again, Mike Roche has vowed to clean up the site and fall in line with village code. Former Chicago Ridge Mayor Gene Siegel often talked tough about what would happen if Roche failed to comply with the village’s demands — the mayor would threaten to fine him into submission and revoke his business license — but in the end the landlord who rents space on his site to various entities would be allowed to persevere.     “The mayor in the past tried to deal with the property owner and give him the benefit of the doubt, and now the board members are getting a little frustrated,� said Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar, who succeeded Siegel upon being sworn in last month. “There are six independently-minded board members and some of the older board members are more frustrated with this issue than the newer members.�     Trustees John Lind, Dan Badon, Michael Davies and Bruce Quintos at the Village Board’s meeting June 11 stated their opposition to renewing Roche’s business licenses until the property is cleaned up; however, the board voted 4-2 to grant him a two-week reprieve. Trustees will decide at the board’s next meeting scheduled for June 25 whether to renew the license.     “I’ve been on the board now for 16 years and at least 14 years we’ve been dealing with Mr. Roche and

trying to clean up that property,� said Trustee Dan Badon. “We’ve given him ample time, extension after extension after extension. I’ve listened to Mr. Roche’s promises all these years and they are unfulfilled promises. I’m going to dig my heels in here and say I want it cleaned up before anybody is issues a license.�     Trustee Sally Durkin, who was elected April 9, made the motion to grant Roche the two-week allowance to review the violations for which the village has cited him and get his ship in order. Another new trustee, Amanda Cardin, seconded the motion.     Mike Roche Jr. told the board that he is making good on his father’s promise to clean up the property, and that he has spent months addressing the issues.     “Give me until the next meeting

           

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Our Neighborhood United by gardening Church’s produce project grows larger every year By Terrance Peacock Staff Writer

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Saluting Sauter     Richards High School student and Junior ROTC member Angele Ochoa-Raya presents an American flag to the family of late Illinois State Trooper James Sauter, who was killed in the line of duty in March when his squad car was struck by a semi-tractor trailer on Interstate 294. Sauter grew up in Chicago Ridge and graduated from Richards High School.     The Chicago Ridge Police Department hosted a tribute to Sauter last Thursday before the start of its leg of the Illinois Special Olympics Torch Run. Chicago Ridge officers dedicated their portion of the Torch Run to Sauter. Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar, Police Chief Rob Pyznarski and other law enforcement officials spoke briefly about the meaning of the event and why they chose to honor Sauter, with Pyznarski calling Sauter “a hometown hero.”     Richards student Quamarria Corington accepts a flag during the Old Glory ceremony, above.

Evergreen launches video Roche site to inform & entertain By Terrance Peacock Staff Writer     In an attempt to take advantage of today’s technology and give itself a greater presence on the Internet, Evergreen Park is now posting videos to its website.     The village’s site, evergreenpark-ill.com, provides residents with information through online newsletters, links to documents and applications that residents may need for such tasks as requesting birth certificates or purchasing vehicle stickers, and the ability to download permit applications. The newly launched video channel provides historical information and videos about with Evergreen Park today, according to village public information officer Glenn Pniewski, who is charged with making daily changes and additions to the site.     “The web is the No. 1 communication vehicle in today’s generation, so we wanted to take full advantage of that,”

Pniewski said.     Five videos have been uploaded to the site to educated and entertain people, with many more videos will be uploaded in the future, he added. Videos include highlights from the village’s 2012 Independence Day parade, a montage of photos taken at the 2012 Classic Car Show, and a 40-minute interview recorded in 1999 with longtime Evergreen Park business leader Martin Ozinga Jr.     Working in tandem with the Evergreen Park Historical Commission, historical videos to be uploaded include a history of village entities such as the Evergreen Park Public Library and Evergreen Park Community High School. Coverage of the 2013 Independence Day Parade will be on the site as well.     Currently in production is “Evergreen Park — A Place to Call Home,” a video travelogue of sites and life in the village, which is expected to be completed in early July.

    The year United by Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church opened its CommUnity Garden, three gardeners participated in the produce-growing project.     Now in its third year, the garden has expanded to 16 gardeners and is getting bigger, according to head gardener Robin Huiras.     “People are really recognizing the importance of eating well,” Huiras said. “They are also recognizing the value of eating food that is raised organically.”     The CommUnity Garden offers growers the chance to practice sustain ability by cultivating fruits and vegetables. Located on the grounds of United by Faith Church, 3240 W. 98th St. in Evergreen Park, the garden has just one 8-foot-by-4-foot plot empty; however, Huiras is accepting applications to lease beds next year season as well. Each bed can be leased for $50 per year.     The garden is open to anyone, Huiras said. Last year, the garden yielded hundreds of pounds of produce which was taken home by the growers to use in their own households. In addition to the garden being 100 percent organic — no chemicals-containing

fertilizers or pesticides are used — the garden promotes the use of collected rainwater and re-purposed materials, Huiras said.     “When I say re-purposed materials, that means we will take something that was a different object in another life, and remake it into a structure in our garden,” Huiras said. “This year we used three kiddy swimming pools and turned them into garden beds.”     The garden features four rain barrels from which gardeners can fill up watering cans to water their plants.     “Actually, rain water is much better to use than water from the spigot because it doesn’t contain any chemicals,” Huiras said. “The plants really thrive from the use of the rainwater.”     If any gardeners have questions regarding their efforts, Evergreen Park resident and Community Garden master gardener Kate Bradley will be available throughout the season. Bradley said the questions she finds herself answering most often pertain to pest issues and when to harvest crops.     “If there is something eating the leaves, we identify what’s eating it and how to get rid of it organically,” Bradley said. “Also,

a lot of people don’t know when they should be picking the vegetables.”     This is the third year Bradley has been the master gardener for the CommUnity Garden, which is a wonderful outlet for people who are interested in gardening but just don’t know how.     “The garden is a great spot where people can go and meet other gardeners, see other things growing and partake in their food choices,” Bradley said. “I wish more people would do it.”     United By Faith Church member Victoria Beale of Evergreen Park said she has partaken in the garden every year since its creation. Beale this year rented four beds in which she planted carrots, watermelon, beets, tomatoes, peppers, green beans and okra. She loves to garden because it is a spiritual exercise, she said.     “It is very spiritual to plant something,” Beale said. “It’s like you are planting roots in your life, so when I watch things and see them grow it just makes me happy to see things that are alive.”     The garden is open from sun-up to sun-down. Huiras said the church welcomes anyone to walk around the garden and see for themselves what the garden is about.

St. Spyridon plans Greek Festival     The parish of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites everyone to come say Opa! at their annual Greek Festival on Saturday, July 6, from 4 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday, July 7, from noon to 11 p.m.     St. Spyridon’s Greek Festival has long been known as a mustsee and taste event in the Palos area. So come enjoy a traditional Greek-style festival loaded with great Greek food, fun, fellowship!     Longtime Palos Heights resident Jim Korbakes says, “I grew up in this parish and every year we strive to bring out the best in authentic Greek food and Greek

hospitality to the southwest side. We’re very proud of who we are and want to share our great traditions with all!”     The grills will be fired up all day and night with Greek-style seasoned chickens and tender, marinated pork shish kebob being grilled and of course, the ever-popular gyros sliced fresh.     The ladies of the parish have been busy for weeks baking all sorts of Greek pastries from sweet and nutty baklava to buttery-rich kourambiedes and many other unique and traditional pastries.     And take a break at the fest’s version of a typical Greek café to

sit and sip a Greek frappe iced coffee. Of course, a Greek party is not complete unless there’s plenty of Greek music and dancing. And don’t miss watching the traditional folk dances of Greece with The St. Spyridon Dancers performing at 7:30 p.m. both days. Plus, kiddie rides and games for the youngsters.     Free parking and shuttle will be available from Trinity College and Palos Courts. St. Spyridon is located at 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights. Admission is $2 for adults, children 12 and under free. For more information, call the church office at 385-2311.

(Continued from page 3) owner Casey Czochara. “I don’t think people know that we are the largest recycling plant in the U.S. I am asking for six months and you don’t have to deal with me, you can deal with Roche.”     Chicago Ridge Building Commissioner Rich Sumner has compiled a list of 15 code violations including trailers and storage units parked intermittently on the property, unused and inoperable machinery lying around the property, “unsightly” 55 gallon containers, an unsafe structure on the north end of the site, and “eyesores.”     The transgressions violate Chicago Ridge village code, International Property Maintenance Code and International Fire Code, Tokar said.     “Our fire department doesn’t know what’s in any of those locked containers,” Tokar said. “They need to know not only what’s in them, they need to know who owns them in case of an emergency and they can contact somebody.”     The majority of violations inside the building on Roche’s property have been addressed, Tokar said.     “Your business is there to pay for last year’s business license, and you didn’t pay for this year’s Submitted Photo business license because the board would not accept your business license fee,” Tokar told Roche Jr. “Those fees need to be paid for and there will have to be a     Oak Lawn High School graphic design teacher Dan Kenny (left) and students Majed Sweis (from certain time limit to complete the left), Erin Pratl and Madison Geraghty were recognized at Oak Lawn Village Board meeting last 15 items on this list.” month for their winning designs in the village’s “Design a Green Scene” contest.

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10 Years Ago

June 19, 2003     Police officers from Chicago Ridge and Worth made their way through the two villages and beyond during the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Illinois. Officers ran while carrying the “Flame of Hope” to its final destination. An estimated 3,000 law enforcement agents carried the torch about 1,500 miles during the run.

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June 23, 1988 ***     David McClellan of Oak Lawn was named company honorman for Recruit Company 51 at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command.     McClellan, 21, was also selected for the prestigious Navy League award from among the 341 recruits in his division who graduated from boot camp May 24. McClellan was chosen from among four other companies’ honormen

for the Navy League award, which is given to the top honorman in a graduating division.

50 Years Ago

June 20, 1963     The Worth Day’s Committee replaced bingo and games of chance with games of skill.     Ernest Hedlun, president of the committee, requested the group find some other means of raising funds since games of chance and bingo were against state and village laws, although in previous years the games had been held. ***     E. Jack Musch, assistant professor of mathematics at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant. Musch participated in the Mathematics Institute for College Teachers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., from June 24 to Aug. 16. The grant included a monthly allowance, paid travel and paid tuition.


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CLampus eaders     Christian Pendleton of Palos Hills. won the Sister Mary Vincent Kirk Award at the University of St. Francis 2013 Student Convocation. The award is given to the graduating senior(s) who has distinguished him or herself academically within the biology major, and whose undergraduate career best reflects Sister Vincent’s breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm for learning science. ***     Allison Bachler of Evergreen Park and Jill Nolan of Hickory Hills made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester. ***     Moraine Valley Community College student Timothy Zabelka of Hickory Hills has received a M.A.B.A.S. Division 21 Scholarship from the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Educational and Research Foundation.     The Foundation sponsors the program and awarded 112 scholarships for 2013 totaling $89,100. The program assists individuals whom are furthering their academics in fire services or related certificate programs. Awardees must be active members of a recognized fire department in Illinois. ***     Queen of Peace High School students Kathleen Miller, Jessica Mulica, Samantha Linden, Hannah Lipman and Alyssa Alvarez were inducted in April as St. Catherine of Siena Scholars. St. Catherine of Siena candidates must maintain a 3.8 grade point average, choose a topic to research independently for more than three years and develop a research project that questions societal norms. ***     Kyle Coleman of Hickory Hills has been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Illinois College. Coleman is a junior. He is a graduate of Marist High School in Chicago. ***     Katie Flynn of Oak Lawn made the honor roll at CulverStockton College for the spring 2013 semester. Flynn is a sophomore psychology major.

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    School District 124 provides free vision, hearing, speech, language, basic concepts knowledge, and fine and gross motor skills screenings for children 3 to 5 years old who are not yet in kindergarten. Children eligible can qualify for special programs. For more information call Jean Hector at 423-0951, Ext. 2140.

Mother McAuley

    Autism activist and bestselling author Temple Grandin will be at Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99 St. in Chicago at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Grandin is a nationally renowned philosophical leader for both autism advocacy and animal welfare. Diagnosed in childhood with autism, she studied psychology and earned a PhD in animal science. Her book, “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum,” introduces her experience with neuroimaging advances and genetic research linking brain science to behavior. Grandin shares her own brain scans, all toward promoting more effective mainstreaming and unleashing the unique advantages of autistic people. Purchase copies of “The Autistic Brain” for $20 at the circulation desk starting June 1 and receive a priority book signing number. ***     Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School offers summer camps.     Grammar school and current

McAuley students have a wide range of camps to choose from, including 13 sport camps, two music camps, an art camp, and the Theatre Kids Kamp.     McAuley summer camps offer athletes, artists, actresses and musicians from kindergarten through high school age the opportunity to develop skills by learning from and interacting with staff.     Athletics camps are taught by McAuley coaches,     The music camps, Guitar and Fiddle, are taught by Orchestra Director Hannah Lawson.     Kathy Gordon Davis will head the two-week Art Camp, while Kids Kamp, a three-week camp with over a 25 year history, will be run by 99th Street Theatre Company Director Patricia Haynes. A staff of theatre, dance and music professionals will work with the students throughout the weeks.     Sports camps reflect the interscholastic sports that McAuley offers its students during the year: basketball, bowling, dance, diving, golf, lacrosse, running, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.     All fine arts camps, which consist of guitar, fiddle, art, and the theatre Kids Kamp, are open to both girls and boys.     For detailed camp descriptions, dates, times and appropriate age groups, visit mothermcauley.org and look for the Summer Camp Information link.

EP Youth Commission plans horseback riding & tour of Sox’ stadium     The Evergreen Park Youth Commission has planned three trips this summer.     The commission will visit Forest View Farms for horseback riding Thursday July 11. Day includes half-hour ride, a barn visit with the animals and snacks. Cost including transportation is $29 per person; payment due Saturday, June 29.     Mini-golf at Space Golf in Orland Park will be Thursday, July 25. Cost is $23 per person (due July 12) and includes 18 holes of golf, tokens, prize tickets, lunch and

transportation. For youths 10 to 16 years old.     The commission will tour U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday, Aug, 1. Highlights of the tour will include Ken “Hawk” Harrelson’s broadcast booth, executive suites, and visits to the playing field and Sox’ dugout. Cost is $15 per person (due July 19). For youths 10 to 15 years old.     For more information on any trips call Youth Commission director Jim Feltz at 229-3377.

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Shepard’s Top 10 2013 graduates are Michael McIntyre (front from left), Betty Waters, Jodilyn Butkovich, and Samantha Korsak, (middle), Matthew Cabel, Hanna Jarman, Emily Marszalek, (back) Emma Kautz, Abby Leeper and Amanda Potenberg. They finished with the 10 highest GPAs in the senior class.

Shepard names Top 10 GPA grads     Shepard High School in Palos Heights has named the students who earned the 10 highest gradepoint averages for the class of 2013.     Each has merited Honors with Distinction, the highest classification possible, for earning a GPA above 4.0 (possible due to weighted grades for Honors and Advanced Placement courses.) All 10 also qualified for National Honor Society and received Illinois State Scholar honors this year. The top 10 graduates include:     Jodilyn Butkovich — A cheerleader and member of Mathletes, Jodilyn participated in track, Operation Snowball, and student advisory and served Shepard as a freshman mentor. She will begin studies in biochemistry next fall at Ohio State University.     Matthew Cabel — Captain of both the South Suburban Conference champion cross country and track teams, Matthew will begin studies in accounting next fall at DePaul University.     Hannah Jarman — An ac-

Top ’Dawgs     The 2013 Richards High School graduates with the 10 highest GPAs are Mahmoud Abdel, Hadeel Hisham Altaher, Yvita Bustos, Elizabeth Gacek, Brendan Johnson, Nethaum Mizyed, Nicole Norris, Dariusz Obrochta, Jasmine Ortega and Eftihia Peroulas. Seen here are Bustos (front, from left), Peroulas and Ortega; Altaher (middle, from left), Mizyed, Gacek and Norris; and Abdel (back, from left), Johnson and Obrachta.     Each student merited honors with distinction for earning a GPA above 4.0, qualified for National Honor Society, and received Illinois State Scholar honors this year.

and member of Leo Club. She will begin studies in biology at DePaul University next fall.     Emily Marszalek — Both a basketball and volleyball player, Emily served Shepard as a freshman mentor, student ambassador, and a member of Leo Club. Emily will major in physical therapy next year at Elmhurst College.     Michael McIntyre — A volunteer at Shepard’s daily tutoring program, his church, and PAWS animal shelter in Tinley Park, Michael also served in Leo Club and Operation Snowball. He will study business next fall at Valparaiso University.     Amanda Potenberg — President of French Club and a winner of the Advocate Christ Medical Center art competition, Amanda will study computer engineering next fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.     Betty Waters — A badminton planer, Betty participated in show choir and spring musical and served Shepard as a member of Leo Club and student ambassador. She will study at Illinois State University starting next fall.

College Grads     Caitlin Corcoran of Oak lawn graduated in May from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc., with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Alexander Zemke of Oak Lawn graduated Cum Laude from Carthage with bachelor’s degree in finance. ***     David Straple of Oak Lawn graduated in May from Villanova University with bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. ***     Kathleen McNamara of Oak Lawn graduated in May from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics. Renae SmithRay of Evergreen Park graduated with a PhD in community health sciences. ***     The following area residents graduated in May from Western Illinois University in Macomb.

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complished member of the speech team, Hannah participated in marching band, wind symphony, pep band, Group Interpretation, Contest Play, and drama productions. She will attend the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign.     Emma Kautz — Captain of colorguard (band), Emma participated in wind symphony, pit band, Youth and Government, pep band, dance team, badminton, and Science Club and served Shepard as a freshman mentor and student ambassador. Next fall she will begin studies in business/finance at Loyola University Chicago.     Samantha Korsak — President of Science Club and Archery Club, Samantha also participated in Mathletes, musical, show choir, and speech team. Next year she will attend Elmhurst College.     Abby Leeper — An accomplished member of speech team and clarinet section leader for marching band, Abby participated in pit band, Drama Club, Scholastic Bowl, and Mathletes and served as a freshman mentor

enforcement & justice administration; Denisha Price, master’s degree in sport management. Hickory Hills     Azaria Williams, bachelor’s degree in social work Oak Lawn     David Jenen, bachelor’s degree in law enforcement & justice administration; Meagan Linde-

mulder, bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in graphic communication; David Van Ngo, bachelor’s degree in law enforcement &justice administration; James Outlay, bachelor’s degree in law enforcement & justice administration. Worth     Erin Moran, bachelor’s degree in agricultural science.

Chicago Ridge     Terrence Link, bachelor’s degree in law enforcement & justice administration Evergreen Park     Katie Burke, bachelor’s degree in communication; Jason Evans, bachelor’s degree in communication; Steven Moran, bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in law

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Spartan smart     Kyle Cheng (right) earned Oak Lawn Community High School’s Class of 2013 Valedictorian distinction and Connor Niemiec was honored as the school’s salutatorian. Cheng earned a 4.717 GPA and Niemiec had a 4.7143 GPA.

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Praising extremism By David Bozeman     The most annoying cliché in American politics has to be that Republicans are — cue the fright music — too extreme. Former Senator Bob Dole, who is so moderate and conciliatory that his two national campaigns (1976 and 1996) both crashed and burned, recently offered his take on the GOP, famously advising them to post a “Closed for Repairs” sign.     This for a party that, for all its weaknesses, controls the House and could conceivably control the Senate after 2014 and holds 60 percent of the nation’s governorships. This for a party that won 47 percent of the vote against an historically significant incumbent (who, by the way, saw his percentage shrink from 53 percent in 2008 to just over 51 percent on his re-election — rare for a twoterm president).     And then there’s MSNBC host and former GOP congressman Joe Scarborough to offer his two cents. Targeting those who call him a RINO, he replied ”I like winning. I’m definitely a RINO in that respect, my dear howling friends.” Scarborough was defending Republican strategist Mike Murphy, who is working on pro-gun control ads with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.     Quite a contrast to the Scarborough of 1994 who staunchly defended gun ownership, telling the NRA that “The founding fathers did not give us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to shoot ducks.” Therein lies the difference between clear conviction and following the edicts of public opinion.     First of all, the idea that the Republican Party is extreme is demonstrably untrue. Furthermore, who decides what is extreme? Who deems themselves the final arbiter of the center

of American political thought? And really, what is so morally superior about the center? There are few customs and institutions, now shamed and discarded, that were not once embraced by large swaths of the voting public. Real leaders, such as our founders, did not court public opinion as much as they molded it.     Senator Dole and others have opined that Ronald Reagan would be shunned by today’s Republican Party. Newsweek considered that notion over a year ago, and, though it is hard to be certain, it is highly unlikely, given the level of affection and respect conferred on him and his ideas. But how come no one ever snidely asks if John F. Kennedy, a virulent anti-Communist and tax cutter, could get the Democratic nomination today? Could Bill Clinton, who famously told a joint session of Congress that “the era of big government is over”?     Extremist is one of those labels slapped on anyone who bucks the agenda of President Obama’s Democrat Party. Interesting, isn’t it, that the Tea Party, which explicitly extols lower taxes, balanced budgets, Constitutional law, all-of-theabove energy policies, etc., is considered extreme, while the president, who promised the “fundamental transformation” of the U.S. and has complained about the restraints placed on him by the Constitution, is just a centrist mainstreamer?     This President succeeds personally because he is defined not by his policies (massive spending, unprecedented control of the private sector, tax increases and heated invective against “the rich”) or results (a stagnant economy and an administrative culture that harasses its opposition) but by hyperbole. When he is cautious, he is merely a prudent man of the majority, when he grabs power, he is bold and transformative. But he is (Continued on page 7)

Inside the First Amendment

Ban on ‘gruesome images’ threatens free speech By Charles C. Haynes     For those of us who worry about the vitality of free speech in the “land of the free,” the news this week isn’t good.     On June 10, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a Colorado appeals court decision banning anti-abortion activists from displaying “gruesome images” of mutilated fetuses that might be seen by children.     The case that precipitated the appeals court ruling, Scott v. St. John’s Church in the Wilderness, concerns an anti-abortion protest that took place several years ago on a public sidewalk near a Denver church — a church the protesters believed had fallen away from the teachings of the Bible by supporting abortion.     Although the protest couldn’t be seen or heard from within the church, the demonstration was timed to coincide with the church’s outdoor Palm Sunday proces-

sion.     Parishioners, including children, could look across the street and see the graphic images carried by the picketers.     According to the appeals court, censoring the speech of anti-abortion protesters is justified because the state has a compelling interest in “protecting children from certain images of aborted fetuses and dead bodies.”     The court’s concern for the sensibilities of children is understandable. But consider the dangers of restricting content of political speech in public spaces merely because children might be disturbed by the message.     As the petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn the decision points out, “children under 12 are present in many locations. They often come with their families to parks. They accompany their parents to go shopping… Their parents drive them down streets, from which

they can see protesters on sidewalks. If the decision below is allowed to stand, speech in all these places could be restricted.”     Moreover, compelling prolifers to tone down their message in public places deprives the movement of one its most effective tools.     Opponents of abortion use graphic images precisely because photographs convey a message about what they believe is the brutality of abortion — a message that can’t be delivered in words alone.     If government can ban prolife groups from displaying “gruesome images” because they might upset children, government could also ban animal rights activists, anti-war protesters, and any number of other groups from employing potentially disturbing photographs to promote their cause.     Lower courts have been divided about the power of government to put content-based restrictions on political visual

messages in public places in order to shield children. Such images enjoy higher First Amendment protection in some places than in others.     That’s why it is disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take the Colorado case as an opportunity to end the confusion — and, one would hope, make clear that government may not restrict robust political speech in the public square anywhere in America.     After all, the ability to “shock the conscience” depends on the right to shock the viewer — a right that is at the very heart of free speech. Charles C. Haynes is director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001. Web: religiousfreedomeducation.org Email: chaynes@freedomforum. org<mailto:chaynes@freedomforum.org>.

Guest Opinion

On Edward Snowden, resistance and inverted totalitarianism By Subhankar Banerjee     “[H]istory has come to a stage when the moral man, the complete man, is more and more giving way, almost without knowing it, to make room for the…commercial man, the man of limited purpose. This process, aided by wonderful progress in science, is assuming gigantic proportion and power, causing the upset of man’s moral balance, obscuring his human side under the shadow of soul-less organization.” —Rabindranath Tagore, 1917     We are being asked to choose: “Is Edward J. Snowden a hero or a criminal?” asks a Los Angeles Times poll; the Slate magazine asks, “Is Edward Snowden A Traitor?”; the U.S. News and World Report asks if he is a: “Traitor or Hero?”; and the Yahoo! News asks, “Is Edward Snowden a hero or traitor?” In The New Yorker one writer opines Snowden is a “Hero” while another charges he is a “No Hero.” Blowing whistle against the United States government is not a spectacle.     The ongoing explosive expose of the American surveillance state brought back childhood memories. I was thirteen. It was a children’s film, a musical comedy, I had watched in 1980 — Satyajit Ray’s HirokRajarDeshe (“The Kingdom of Diamonds” or a more literal translation would be “In the Land of the Diamond King”).     On May 7, Andrew Robinson, eminent scholar on Ray wrote to me in an email: “Here in London, the National Film Theatre is going to show all of Satyajit Ray’s films in August-October 2013 — the first time since 2002.” Ray created some of the most memorable films of world cinema: the Apu Trilogy, Charulata, Jalsaghar (The Music Room), Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and

Nights in the Forest), SatranjkeKhilari (The Chess Players), and Agantuk (The Stranger), to name a few. “Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon,” the great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa once remarked.     To us kids however, growing up in Bengal in the ’70s and ’80s, it wasn’t all these “adult” films, but what Ray created for us that mattered the most — detective Feluda, professor Shonku, and Goopy and Bagha. He was the best friend a little kid could ever dream about. In 1961, he wrote and illustrated BankubaburBandhu (“BankuBabu’s Friend”). In 1967, he turned the story into a screenplay that was widely circulated in Hollywood. After Steven Spielberg’s E.T. appeared in 1982, Ray commented that E.T. “would not have been possible without my script on ‘The Alien’ being available throughout America in mimeographed copies,” Andrew Robinson pointed out in a most handsome volume, Satyajit Ray: A Vision of Cinema, with text by Robinson, photographs by Nemai Ghosh and drawings by Ray. There were also the unforgettable detective series—first the books, then the films—with Feluda, Topshe, and Jatayu, and the musical two-part comedy — Goopy GyneBaghaByne (The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha), and a decade later the sequel, HirokRajarDeshe.     Critics had often charged that Ray didn’t address difficult contemporary social concerns in his films, like his contemporary, Mrinal Sen, another great director. They were wrong. HirokRajarDeshe is one of the most important films on resistance and a critic of “inverted totalitarianism” (the term arrived more than a quarter century after the film).

    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin coined the term “inverted totalitarianism” (in his book, Democracy Inc.) to describe the current system of governance in the United States. Unlike standard totalitarian models, like Nazi Germany or Stalinist Soviet Union, an inverted totalitarian nation-state does not commit carnage and violence on its own citizens (no “concentration camps” or “gulags”) but keeps the totalitarian engine running by keeping the population in a permanent state of political apathy (using brainwashing by the government’s partner — the media) while the state becomes a servant to corporations (not the people). Wolin, I doubt ever saw HirakRajarDeshe, but if he does, he would agree with me that the evil Hirok Raja (Diamond King) had devised a brilliant system of inverted totalitarianism.     HirokRajarDeshe is unique among all of Ray’s oeuvre. Instead of visually striking scenes, Ray opted for “more ideas” in the film. “[I]t’s ingenuity and originality lie more in its dialogues and songs,” Robinson wrote in the biography, Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye. As a little kid I didn’t understand the deeper political meaning of the rhymed dialogues, but they were so — delicious, I’d recite them all through the day, and even while falling asleep. “When Bangladesh television showed The Kingdom of Diamonds in 1981, the words of its main songs appeared all over the walls of Dhaka,” Robinson wrote. Ray was a song-writer, composer, musician, in addition to being a writer and illustrator. They are “almost untranslatable,” Ray commented about the dialogues and songs in HirokRajarDeshe. I’ll try my best to share a few.     Hirok Raja was played by

UtpalDutta, the remarkable Marxist playwright, director and actor. In the film Hirok Raja says that he doesn’t exercise violence:     Hirok Raja pranemarena (Diamond King doesn’t kill)     garoderdhardharena (he doesn’t need prisons)     shulechorayna (doesn’t put you on a spear)     jayntoporayna (doesn’t burn you alive)     Hirokrajjesashtisudhuektai (in the Diamond Kingdom there is only one punishment)     He keeps his kingdom nonviolent by using only one type of punishment —“mogojdholai” (brain washing), and by shutting down access to knowledge. When his gobeshok (scientistwizard) announced that he has just discovered Jantarmantar — the machine that will perform brain washing, the Raja is thrilled:     Raja: Mogojdholai? (brain washing?)     Gobeshok: Thiktai (indeed) E emonkol (this machine) Jate raj karjohoye jai jol (will make governance a no brainer)     Raja: Etoobishassho! (It’s unbelievable!)     The gobeshok told the Raja that all ideas and thoughts of protest (“biruddhho”) will be completely cleaned out from the brain and replaced with chants of whatever the Raja wishes. The Poet Laureate soon came up with chants for — farmers, miners and educators.     When Hirok Raja ordered his Minister of Education to shut down the local school and burn all books, he gave the following justification:     erajotobesi pore (more they read)     totobesijane (more they learn)

    totokom mane (less they obey)     The Poet Laureate recites the chant he has written for educators in the scene in which the Minister of Education shuts down the school:     lekhaporakore je (he who studies)     onahara more se (dies of starvation)     janarkonoseshnai (there is no end to knowing)     janarchestabritha tai (desire to acquire knowledge is hence futile)     The scene has “as much bite in it as anything in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four,” Andrew Robinson wrote in the biography.     There was resistance against Raja’s tyranny however, and it came from two sources — a musician and a teacher. The folk singer Charan Das received “mogojdholai” after he sang the following song in front of the Raja:     dekhobhalojone (a good person)     roilobhangaghore (has to live in a shattered home)     mondo je se (while the cruel one)     singhasone chore (occupies the throne)     “A unique aspect of the film is that most of the dialogues exchanged by the protagonists of the film are rhyming. The only person who did not speak in rhyme, was the teacher, symbolizing that though the thoughts of everybody else is bound, the teacher was a freethinker,” the Wikipedia page on the film writes. Udayan, the teacher tells his students, “When the king becomes the enemy of the people then it becomes a serious problem.” Unlike Charan Das, Udayan escapes “mogojdholai” by fleeing and taking refuge in the mountains after the school

is shut down, and Raja’s army raids his house. With the help of Goopy and Bagha who have magical powers, Udayan launches a campaign to dethrone the king. The film looses its creative energy, becomes a bit of a bore, and finally we see — the brainwashed Raja joins the crowd to topple his own statue.     Ray’s film has a utopian ending. The current political reality in the U.S. however, is not so rosy. But one thing is for sure—there will always be resistance. Udayan’s students called him—gurumoshai, simply means teacher. We might do well, to think of Edward Snowden not as a “Hero”, or a “No Hero”, or a “Traitor”, but like Udayan, simply as a teacher — who provided knowledge to expose yet another aspect of the inverted totalitarianism in the United States.     In 1917, Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in literature warned about the “commercial man.” Things have gone much worse. But, Robert Scheer correctly pointed out on Truthdig that Edward Snowden “Isn’t For Sale.” Snowden, along with Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian, and The Washington Post are continuing to expose the secrets of something much larger than Hirok Raja’s Jantarmantar, and for that we owe them our gratitude. And Snowden and Greenwald deserve our support and solidarity.     This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License Subhankar Banerjee is a photographer, writer, and activist. He has worked for the conservation of ecoculturally significant areas of the Arctic, and to raise awareness about indigenous human rights and climate change. He founded ClimateStoryTellers.org.


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Don’t let investments take a vacation     At long last, summer is almost here — which may mean it’s time to put together your traveling plans. Still, while you and your family may enjoy going a summertime trip, there’s one part of your life that should not go on vacation — and that’s your investment portfolio.     So, what can you do to help your investments keep on working all year long, year in and year out? Here are a few suggestions:     • Don’t chase after “hot” investments. Many times, you will hear about a “hot” investment, usually a stock. However, by the time you hear about such an investment, it may already be cooling off. Even more importantly, it might not have been appropriate for your needs — and any investment that has either “flamed out” or wasn’t right for you in the first place will not be a “hard worker” in your portfolio.     • Monitor “lazy” investments. Under the right circumstances, just about any investment could be of value to you. However,

under different scenarios, those same investments may not be doing as much for you. To cite one example, when interest rates are at historic lows, as has been the case recently, and your portfolio contains a relatively large amount of short-term fixed-rate vehicles whose interest payments don’t even keep up with inflation, they could be considered “lazy” investments.     • Look for the “multi-taskers.” In most aspects of life, “multitaskers” are valuable — and it’s the same in the investment world. Can you find a particular type of investment that may be able to achieve multiple goals at the same

time? Consider dividend-paying stocks. If you need the income to supplement your cash flow, you can cash the dividend checks. And since some companies tend to increase their dividends, your investment in these stocks can serve as a source of potential for rising income, helping keep you ahead of inflation. Furthermore, if you don’t actually need the dividends to support your income stream, you can reinvest them to increase your ownership stake — a method of building your overall wealth. Finally, many dividend-paying stocks also offer significant growth potential. Keep in mind, though, that there are no guarantees, because companies can lower or discontinue their dividends at any time. And, as you know, stocks are subject to market risk, including the potential loss of principal invested.     • Don’t take a “time out” from investing. The financial markets regularly move up and down. During the down times, it’s important not to get so discouraged that you decide to take a “time out” from investing until

Talkin Poker

By Corwin Cole

Don’t use shortcuts in lieu of robust plans     Poker is not a game of easy decisions, shortcuts or rules of thumb. Usually, when you find a shortcut to help solve a problem, you should be happy to use it. But doing so at the poker table can backfire on you.     In this complex game of chips and cards, it is not enough to simply find an edge; you must seek to find every edge, and maximize them all. To do so, you need to think thoroughly about every decision you make and never settle on too simple a strategy.     I recently started working with a student, George, who lives in the United Kingdom and is relatively new to poker. We spent our first session analyzing a videotape of him playing six-handed $0.10/$0.25 no-limit hold ’em on PokerStars. After discussing bet sizes and studying opponents, we came to a key hand: a classic scenario that poker players often oversimplify.     In the first seat, a regular in the games raised to $0.75, and the action folded to George, who

was on the button with 2c 2s. He elected to call, hoping to see a flop. I asked him to describe his plan, but I knew what he was going to say: If he flopped a set, he would try to get all in, and if not, he would fold. My feedback was the same as ever.     To really play this hand well, he should think about other possible ways to win it. Even being somewhat of a novice, George was clever and had enough experience to produce positive results from this hand without spiking a set on the flop. I offered three examples off the top of my head.     First, sometimes the opponent would just give up on the flop, allowing George to steal the pot without resistance. Second, even when his opponent did bet on the flop, George could occasionally use his understanding of board texture and position to successfully bluff. Third, there would be cases when his opponent would bluff once or more at the pot, but George would make a good read and call him down, winning with his unimproved 2c 2s. I knew he was capable of sometimes

achieving each of these results, and I assured him that these types of maneuvers would net a profit in the long run.     As it turned out, the flop came Kc Jd 3d, and both players checked. When the Ad landed on the turn, the original raiser bet $1.50, and George folded.     George’s initial approach to playing small pairs is all too common and too simplistic to win much money. It was a shortcut rather than a way of maximizing his edge. In this case, there were at least five different types of results to plan for, rather than the two that George had considered initially.     Every great poker player plans for a variety of outcomes in each hand. To maximize your edge, make your strategies robust and comprehensive. No matter how it starts, any hand can play out in numerous ways. Your plans should consider them all.    (Corwin Cole is a poker coach whose instructional videos can be found at CardRunners.com. He can be reached at corwin.cole@ cardrunners.com.)

Car shows will benefit Elim From Elim Christian Services     Do you like ’60s and ’70s muscle cars, ’50s and ’60s classic cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles?     Then you should come out on Saturday, June 22, to one of two great car shows that benefit Elim Christian Services.     Elim’s friends at Schepel Buick/GMC/Cadillac will host their 17th annual Charity Custom Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3209 W. Lincoln Highway in Merrillville, Ind.     Scott’s Garage is hosting their 3rd annual Elim Benefit Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elim’s East Campus, 13020 S.

Central Ave. in Palos Heights.     Both shows promise lots of great cars, trucks, and even motorcycles. The day will provide time for enjoyable conversation and storytelling about vehicles in the past and memories they carry. Parents, you can take your kids down memory lane when seeing the cars you used to know so well.     This is a fundraising event that both partners have chosen to hold in support of over 900 people with developmental disabilities whom Elim Christian Services equips to achieve their God-given potential. Elim provides special education for grade school and high school students as well as teach developmental

skills for adults. We also offer ministry outreach programs that allow our adults to get involved and provide for children in need all over the world. We at Elim believe that everyone, including people with special needs, plays an important role in serving God and others.     To find out more from Schepel Buick/Cadillac/GMC, inquire online at http://www.schepel.com or call John Mucha at (219) 7696381. Find out more about Scott’s Garage at scottsgarage.net, or by emailing them at elimshow@ scottsgarage.net or calling 3962082. You can also visit Elim’s website, http://www.elimcs.org/ events/elim-car-shows, for more information.

“things get better.” No one can really predict when a downturn will end, but you don’t want to be on the investment sidelines when the market turns around — because the biggest gains can occur in the early stages of a rally. And in any case, if you’re not constantly investing, or at least exploring new investment opportunities, your portfolio could begin to stagnate — or even become “unbalanced,” in which case it may no longer fit your objectives or your risk tolerance.     By following the above suggestions, you can help keep your investments working for you this summer — as well as fall, winter and spring. The road toward achieving your financial goals is a long one — so try to keep moving. Scott Johnson, CFP, is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, 8146 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, 974-1965. Edward Jones does not provide legal advice. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones financial advisor. Submitted Photo

Extremism

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(Continued from page 6) never extreme. That moniker reserves itself for those seeking to restore America’s founding values.     Today’s Republican Party is much like the man in the old Far Side cartoon. He is standing on a busy street corner, railing to everyone about vampires. No one is listening to the apparent loon, but no one’s reflection appears in the mirror that is being carried down the sidewalk, either. However crazy he appears, he is not wrong. If modern Republicans are extreme, it is only because the bloodsucking undead have hijacked the mainstream of American thought.     Democrats and their media minions do not foster spirited debate, they marginalize opposing thought. The proper role of government offers plenty of room for debate, and we on the right would truly rather discuss ideas than reduce the argument to vampire imagery.     Productive discourse requires reason, authenticity and passion, and, in showing passion, one does not walk on eggshells worrying about how the self-appointed etiquette experts will perceive him. The voters can discern the heat of the moment from the cold, hard facts.     The next great Republican leader will offer choice, contrast, charisma and principle, and if the water carriers for the D.C. status quo label him an “extremist,” hopefully he (or she) will wear that charge as the proverbial badge of honor.

    Robert P. Workman (right) of Chicago has donated a work of his art to Little Company of Mary Hospital. Brian Lepacek (left), executive director of the hospital’s foundation, accepted the artwork for the hospital’s heritage collection.

David Bozeman, former Libertarian Party Chairman, is a Liberty Features Syndicated writer

Profits & Sense     Marquette Bank will offer free document shredding from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22 at its Orland Park branch, 17865 Wolf Road, and Oak Lawn branch, 8855 Ridgeland Ave. For more information call (888) 254-9500.

    Workman, who was born at Little Company, is the first American artist to be accepted this century into the Musee du Louvre in Paris. He has been nominated for the Congressional National Medal of the Arts and is an alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Moraine Valley now accepting nominations for Business Champ     Moraine Valley Community College’s Corporate, Community and Continuing Education subdivision is seeking nominations for its 2013 Business Champion Awards.     Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 28 for awards in the following categories: Training and Development — businesses that make a significant investment in their workforce by encouraging lifelong learning; Sustainability — businesses committed to reducing their ecological footprint by incorporating environmentally sustainable practices; Excellence in Government — a leader who demonstrates the foresight to create a healthy community; Philanthropy — a business or individual who demonstrates outstanding philanthropic contributions; Entrepreneur/Small Business Person of the Year — individuals or no more than three partners who operate a small business with a two-year track record and show continued growth; and Women in Business/Leadership Award

— a leading woman of influence in business with five to 10 years of professional experience.     Individuals and businesses can be nominated for as many award categories for which they qualify, but they can only win in one category. Entries must include a nomination form and a brief description of the business or individual and why they are being nominated. Self-nominations are accepted.     The awards will be presented at the 19th annual Business Champion Awards — Stars of the Southwest Suburbs on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the college’s Moraine Business and Conference Center. The program recognizes the valuable contributions businesses and their advocates make to the economic development of Chicago’s southwest suburbs.     Nomination forms can be downloaded at morainevalley.edu/ccce. For more information, call Eda Schrimple at 974-5714 or email her at schrimplee@moraine valley.edu.

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Death Notices Helen F. Baiker     Helen F. Baiker, 69, née Ward, of Oak Forest, died June 11 at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. Visitation was held June 14 at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn. Interment was private.     Mrs. Baiker is survived by her husband, William; her son, Michael; and nine grandchildren.     Mrs. Baiker was born in Evergreen Park. She worked as

a secretary for an ambulance service. Nelson Anthony Ziegler     Nelson Anthony Ziegler, 90, of Camdenton, Miss., formerly of Worth, died June 16 at home. Visitation will be held at noon on Sunday, June 23 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton. A funeral Mass will be held at the church at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Interment will be June 24 at Hedges Cemetery

in Camdenton.     Mr. Ziegler is survived by his sons, William, John, and Raymond; his daughters, Peggy Kling, Diane Stiers, Rosemary Ziegler and Janet Lear; his sister, Mary Handing; and 18 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren.     Mr. Ziegler served in World War II as a medic’s aide in France. He was member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Benefits & Fundraisers     Marquette Bank is holding its Neighborhood Food Drive through June 30. Donations of non-perishable foods can be dropped off in food barrels Submitted Photo at any Chicago-area Marquette Bank location. Items will be distributed to local pantries and neighborhood food banks     St. Louis de Montfort School 3-year-old preschoolers Cameron Burnette, Reese Cano, Nathan Cantrall, through the Greater Chicago Nicholas Fleming, Jocelyn Jimenez, Fatima Juarez, Aidan Lee, Caelyn McDonough , Sophia Perez, Food Depository and the NorthSuzana Pojasek and Oliver Slodyczka worked hard this year and are now enjoying their summer ern Illinois Food Bank. For vacation, according to their teacher Katie Luckett. more information call (888) 254-9500 or visit emarquettebank.com/fighthunger. ***     Funds For Tiffani, a Spinal

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    “Of the Soul: Music for Strings and Woodwinds” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. The program will include works by Corelli, Massenet, Mozart, Piazzola, Poulenc, Sibelius, Widor and others. Admission is a free will offering. For more information call James Grzadzinski at 974-

Cord Rehabilitation fundraiser, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 111th St. in Merrionette Park. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children (children 6 years and under are free) and include buffet, soft drinks, beer, wine, and live entertainment featuring Ear Candy and “American Idol” Season 10 contestant Chris Medina. There will be raffle drawings and silent auction. For more information visit fundsfortiffani.net or Facebook /TeamTiffani, or email info@fundsfortiffani.net.

    Funds will go toward the rehabilitation costs of Tiffani Ntanos, who sustained a spinal cord injury last June 9 when she dove off a boat into the Kankakee River and struck her head on the river bottom. Ntanos had fractured her C5 and C6 vertebrae and underwent surgery, and had to relearn basic functions such as how to sit, balance and feed herself. She has since begun outpatient therapy, and last Sept. 14 took a step for the first time since the accident. Read the full story at fundsfortiffani.net.

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    The first of three free commu    Sacred Heart Church in Palos nity meals offered in Oak Lawn Hills in will present the Rev. this summer will be June 23 at 6 Alberto Rojas, auxiliary bishop p.m. at the Menard Center, 90th of Chicago and Episcopal Vicar Street and Menard Avenue. Up of Vicariate III, as celebrant to 100 meals will be served on and homilist for Solemn Choral a first-come, first-served basis to Evening Prayer I of the As- all persons who could use a free sumption at 7 p.m. Wednesday, meal or want to share a meal with Aug. 14. A Choral Prelude will others in the community.     “One Community: One Meal” is a joint venture of the Oak Lawn Cremation is one of those things some people Clergy and Religious Worker’s Asjust can’t see spending a lot of money on... sociation, the Muslim American Society and The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. An interfaith team of Christians and Muslims is working together to plan, prepare and serve the meals. Similar meals will be held at 6 p.m. at We know that not everybody the Menard Center on Aug. 18 feels they should have to empty and Sept. 15. their savings account to pay for a

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    Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus chapter will hold a summer flea market from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of the month through October at 108th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. There will be more than 35 vendors at the market. Breakfast and lunch are sold.

Bible Study

    “Don’t Worry” is the theme for the summer Bible study at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn. Study sessions will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in June at the church, 9411 S. 51st Ave. Pastor Peggy McClanahan will lead the study, which will explore ways to worry less and be filled with peace.

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Stuffin’ for kids     Queen of Peace students pose with members of Midway Hotel Center and the stuffed animals being donated to “Kennel for the Kids.” Students worked together to contribute more than 200 stuffed animals to JSH&A’s stuffed animal drive. The stuffed animals were for children of More, OK who were affected by the tornado.

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    Oak Lawn Community Church, at 9000 S. Ridgeland Ave., is seeking sellers for its annual Outdoor Flea Market to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Up to 39 sellers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The price is $15 a space, a second space is $10. For more information call the church office at 599-4025 or stop in the church office on Tuesday through Thursday between 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

VBS

    Oak Lawn Bible Church will hold its annual free Vacation Bible School July 22 to 26 at the church, 9435 S. 54th Ave. The program will run from 9:30 to noon daily and is open to children in kindergarten through those entering fifth grade. This year’s program is “Colossal Coaster World.” Children need not be members of the church to attend. The program is free. For more information and to register call 857-9800 or visit oaklawnbible.org.

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Retire Smart By Jill Schlesinger

Mailbag: Inheritance, long-term care and tapping retirement savings

Mayo Clinic

    Every few months, I like to use this space to empty out the inbox and answer some reader questions. And just a reminder: If you have a financial question or a comment about a recent column, send it to askjill@jillonmoney. com. And if you would like to be a guest on my syndicated radio show, call 1-855-411-JILL.     Q. My ex-husband’s father died recently and left six of his grown grandchildren $40,000 each, but his two grandchildren from my marriage were excluded (due to the messiness of my divorce). The cousins want to reduce their inheritances and include my children, but I am worried that this may not be legal. What are your thoughts? — Patty     A. You are smart to recognize that a will is a legal document, but this is actually not a legal issue. Some might say that it is heresy to mess with the deceased’s wishes, but let’s deal with the mechanics first. Once the money is distributed from the estate to the six adult grandchildren, it is theirs to do with what they please.     If one wants to blow the amount on a car, so be it. Similarly, if all six chose to give $10,000 each to anyone, including your grown kids, it is perfectly legitimate. (The IRS annual gift tax exclusion is $14,000 annually, so there would be no gift tax applied to these gifts.) If just three of the six want to be generous, that’s fine — there does not need to be consensus. It may not be exactly losartan has been shown to lower what grandpa wanted, but it is uric acid levels, and a variety of a pretty cool demonstration of medications used to treat high cholesterol also have a beneficial effect on blood uric acid levels. If you have high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol and are managing them with medication, talk to your doctor about using a drug that could help prevent gout, as well.     Finally, if lifestyle changes aren’t enough to control gout, very effective medications are available. If you decide to try medication, talk to your doctor about which one is right for you. — Tim Bongartz, M.D., Rheu-     Q: I’m trying to help my sister matology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, get a refund on her daughter’s nonrefundable airline ticket. Minn. Her daughter went to Spain in    (Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic January as an exchange student. is an educational resource and Her return was scheduled for May doesn’t replace regular medical 29. care. E-mail a question to medi-     When my sister, her husband caledge@mayo.edu, or write: Medi- and son went to Spain to visit cal Edge from Mayo Clinic, c/o her, my brother-in-law was rushed TMS, 2010 Westridge Drive, Irving, to the hospital. He had been TX 75038. For more information, hospitalized for over a week until visit www.mayoclinic.org.) he was stable enough to fly back to Boston. They weren’t sure that he would survive, so my niece went home earlier than expected.     My sister could really use the refund to help pay medical bills.     I looked at American’s web page and it said there are exceptions to the nonrefundable By Mark Andrews ticket. I thought this would apply to my sister’s flight. When I called     June 20: ON THIS DATE in American Airlines I was told that 1837, Queen Victoria ascended it would cost $250 to exchange the British throne following the the ticket, but the ticket was death of her uncle, King William only worth $87. The ticket was IV. She reigned for 63 years. In virtually worthless. 1963, the United States and the     An American representative Soviet Union signed an agreement asked if I wanted to cancel the to set up a “hot line” between ticket. I told her not to do it yet. the two superpowers. Is there anything else I can do     June 21: ON THIS DATE in to help get the price of the ticket 1788, the U.S. Constitution went into effect, as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. In 1982, a jury in Washington, D.C., found John Hinckley Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Reagan and three other men.     June 22: ON THIS DATE in 1972, President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation fueled an impeachment move against Nixon.)     June 23: ON THIS DATE in 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane. In 1955, Walt Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp,” the first animated feature filmed in CinemaScope, opened in theaters.     June 24: ON THIS DATE in 1322, Jews were expelled from France. In 1977, the Internal Revenue Service revealed that President Jimmy Carter had paid no income taxes in 1976.     June 25: ON THIS DATE in 1876, Gen. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were slaughtered by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors at Little Big Horn in Montana Territory. In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea.       (Mark Andrews can be reached via e-mail at mlandrews@embarqmail.com.)

Lifestyle changes may help lower risk of gout attacks     DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are there natural ways to prevent gout attacks or at least lessen the severity? I don’t want to take medication if it’s not necessary.     ANSWER: If you have been diagnosed with gout, you can make lifestyle changes that may help lower the risk of future gout attacks.     Gout is a form of arthritis that happens when sharp particles, called urate crystals, build up in a joint, causing severe pain, tenderness and swelling. One joint commonly affected by gout is located at the base of the big toe. Urate crystals form when high levels of uric acid are present in the blood.     Your body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines - substances found naturally in the body, as well as in certain foods. Uric acid usually dissolves in your blood and passes through your kidneys into your urine. But sometimes your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys flush out too little uric acid. When this happens, gout often results.     One of the most helpful ways to prevent gout attacks is to maintain a healthy body weight. Research has shown that excess weight is a major risk factor for developing gout. If you are overweight, losing weight can lower uric acid levels in your body and significantly reduce your risk of gout attacks.     Regarding the type of diet you should follow, the traditional thinking was that reducing the amount of foods that contain purines could substantially decrease the risk of gout flares. However, managing a low-purine diet can

be quite cumbersome, and the success of such a diet in lowering blood uric acid levels is actually quite low. Even if you strictly follow a low-purine diet, the decrease in your blood uric acid level is rarely enough to cure gout.     Instead, a lower-calorie diet — one that replaces refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour, others) with more complex carbohydrates, limits meat, and increases vegetables and fruit — often can be much more effective at reducing blood uric acid levels than a low-purine diet.     Specifically, to lower your risk of gout, eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products. Get your protein mainly from low-fat dairy products because they may protect against gout. Limit the meat, fish and poultry you eat to no more than 4 to 6 ounces a day. Drink 8 to 16 cups, or about 2 to 4 liters, of fluid daily, with at least half of that being water.     In addition, avoid foods and beverages that have been shown to increase the risk of gout attacks, including those that are rich in fructose, such as fruit-flavored drinks, non-diet soda and many processed foods. Drinking alcohol, especially beer, is also a significant risk factor for gout. Studies have suggested that drinking two or more beers a day can double the risk of a gout attack. So limit the amount of alcohol you drink, or avoid it completely.     Although you mention a preference not to take medication, if you have other health problems, some medications taken for those conditions may also be useful in preventing gout. For example, the blood pressure medication

The Kid’s Doctor By Sue Hubbard, M.D. Steroid sprays can help your child get through allergy season     The surge in allergies this year has been due to our very wet winter and the erratic weather this spring, with wildly fluctuating temperatures and loads of wind. This created the perfect storm for an “allergic cascade” to inflict itself on everyone’s nasal mucosa.     The best preventative for nasal allergy symptoms (allergic rhinitis) has been the use of intranasal steroids. These sprays have been used for the past 15 years and clinical studies have shown that intranasal steroids are superior to oral antihistamines.     Intranasal steroids function by inhibiting the production of chemical mediators, such as histamine and prostaglandin, that cause inflammation and mucus production. In other words, they’re more of a preventative medication, while an antihistamine is treating the histamine released once you inhaled the offending tree or grass pollen. Intranasal steroids may also help eye allergy symptoms.     The problem is getting young

children to let you use a nose spray on them. The same can hold true for the older tweens and teens, who often complain that they “just don’t have the time” to use a spray every day (it must take all of 15 seconds!)     Sprays have been shown to be effective within 3-12 hours, although they reach their maximum effectiveness after several days to weeks of use, so using a spray daily throughout the allergy season will provide the maximum therapeutic effect.     There are many different brands available and everyone seems to have their favorite. If one brand seems to bother your child due to the scent or intensity of the spray, ask your doctor to recommend another one. Many times, physicians will samples and can give you several to try, then prescribe the one that’s easiest to get your child to use. Success may be a question of trial and error.    (Dr. Sue Hubbard is an awardwinning pediatrician, medical editor and media host “The Kid’s Doctor” TV feature can be seen on more than 90 stations across the U.S. Submit questions at www. kidsdr.com.)

cousinly love.     Q. With regard to self-insuring for long-term care, does net worth mean with or without the house you live in? — Joan     A. For most planning issues like long-term care (LTC) or retirement needs analysis, I sug­ gest excluding the equity in your home. As we all learned during the last downturn, selling an illiquid asset like a home can be difficult. Also, many people would prefer to stay in their homes, even if they were afflicted with a longterm illness. That said: If you are single and are willing to sell your home to enter a facility, you could include the home as part of the planning process.     One more note about a recent LTC column: Alan correctly pointed out that I omitted New York Life as a quality provider of LTC insurance.     Q. I am 68 years old and will retire at the end of the year. I have three different “pots” of savings, with roughly equal amounts: my 401(k), a Roth IRA and a regular investment account. Does it matter which account I draw from to supplement my Social Security income? — Jerome     A. Sometimes it can be easier to accumulate retirement savings than to figure out how to actually tap the money when you need it. Remember to keep at least one year’s worth of expenses sacrosanct in a safe (read: boring and low interest) account, like a savings, checking or short-term CD. The emergency reserve fund should be in a non-retirement account.

    You should then plan on depleting the pots as follows: non-retirement accounts first, followed by employer-based re­ tirement accounts and IRAs, and lastly, Roth IRAs. The theory is based on taxation: the nonre­tirement funds have already been subjected to income tax, so using them may mean liquidating and paying capital gains rates, but those rates are lower than income tax rates.     Retirement assets come next because Uncle Sam will force you to withdraw funds starting after age 70 1/2 anyway (these funds have not yet been taxed at either the federal or state levels).     Roth IRAs should come last because you have paid all of the taxes due. If you are fortunate enough not to need your Roth IRA funds, they will pass to your heirs, free of income tax. Of course, if you have a total estate that is subject to federal or estate tax, your Roth IRA will be included as an estate asset.     Now, keep those questions coming — I really do enjoy hearing from you!    (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is the Emmy-nominated, Senior Business Analyst for CBS News. A former options trader and CIO of an investment advisory firm, Jill covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio (including her nationally syndicated radio show), the web and her blog, “Jill on Money.” She welcomes comments and questions at askjill@jillonmoney. com.)

Travel Troubleshooter By Christopher Elliott

No hope for an airline ticket refund — or is there?

History of the World

back? — Kathy Stickney, Las Vegas     A: I’m sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, and glad he made it. Like other airlines, American rarely makes exceptions to its nonrefundability rule. The only time it consistently does so, in my experience, is when a passenger dies.     Airlines say they offer “options” for travelers who want more flexibility, but they aren’t prac­ tical. Your niece would have had to pay at least double for her ticket if she wanted the option of a refund. She could have always paid extra for a “boarding and flexibility” package,” which would have al­lowed her to make a change for $75, but as a student, she probably didn’t have the budget to spring for that extra “perk.”     So, to recap: American, like other airlines, makes it too expensive to buy a refundable fare and no one really thinks they’ll have to make a change to their ticket, so its option was impractical. They’ll only refund your niece’s ticket if she dies. So what’s a girl to do?

    I think this is one of those can’t win situations. You were left with only two choices: cancel the ticket and let American keep the money, or call me.     I’m glad you picked door number two. Your niece didn’t have a case, at least as far as American’s rules are concerned. Neither did I. All I could do is ask the airline to consider making an exception to its refund policy. I did — and it did. The ticket has been refunded.    (Christopher Elliott is the author of “Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals” (Wiley). He’s also the ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler magazine and the co-founder of the Consumer Travel Alliance, a nonprofit organization that advocates for travelers. Read more tips on his blog, elliott.org or e-mail him at chris@elliott. org. Christopher Elliott receives a great deal of reader mail, and though he answers them as quickly as possible, your story may not be published for several months because of a backlog of cases.)


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Library Notes Chicago Ridge

    The Chicago Ridge Library is at 10400 Oxford Ave. The phone number is 423-7753.

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    The library will hold Intermediate Computers from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 28. Learn to work with files, folders, and back up your data. Beginning computers or mouse skills required. Registration and payment of $5 fee must be done in person.

Evergreen Park

    The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522 ***     The Read to a Teen program for children in kindergarten through second grade will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 1. Teens will encourage children to develop a reading habit. Children will have the opportunity to read aloud and play a reading game. Each participating child will get a new book with every visit. Registration required. ***     Children in first through fifth grades are invited to learn to tiedye at 3 p.m. Friday, June 21. Children should bring a washed, whitecotton t-shirt. Registration required. ***     Patrons of all ages are invited to a trip to the Cave Paintings of Lascaux exhibit at the Field Museum on Friday, June 21. A school bus departs from the library at 8:45 a.m. Cost is $13 for children 3 to 11, $20 for persons 12 years and older and includes transportation, general museum admission and entry into exhibit. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. ***     Thomas the Train Time for children in third grade and under will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Children will travel through train tales, create choo-choo crafts, play games, and more. Registration required. ***     A Worth Township advanced oil class artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. The exhibit features a variety of painting styles including impressionistic, landscape, still life, and portraiture, along with small sculptures. Jerry Santoni will perform dulcimer music. Light refreshments will be served. The artwork will be displayed at the library through Aug. 2. ***     “Pirates and Shipwrecks” for youths in sixth through 12th grades will be at 3 p.m. Monday, June 24. Teens will learn about Davey Jones’ locker, buried treasures and how to talk like a pirate. Registration required. ***     A treasure hunt for students in sixth through 12th grade will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. Students will work in teams to solve clues using library resources that lead to a treasure. The team with the most correct answers in the shortest time wins. Registration required. ***     A digital books and magazine class will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 as part of the adult Tech Tuesdays series. Julie Keaty will teach patrons how to download digital books and magazines from the library. Registration required. ***     A crochet club for teens and adults will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 25 through Aug. 13. Beginners should bring an H/8 crochet hook; yarn will be provided. Non-beginners should bring a current project. Registration required. ***     Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to learn about undersea creatures at “Animals Beneath the Waves” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Registration required. ***     A Hobbit-inspired culinary program for teens will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Chef Kate Bradley will share samples and recipes. Registration required. ***     A Kindred Spirits book discussion of “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend” by Matthew Dicks will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Copies of the book, including large print when available, are available now at the circulation desk. ***     The library will present “The Guilt Trip” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27. Coffee is provided. Patrons must bring own snacks. ***     Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to a “Mythology Beneath the Sea” presentation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Students will hear tales featuring sea creatures from mythology of

different cultures, and the symbolism behind them. Registration required. ***     Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in a “packing up” class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Children will play clothing roulette, practice packing an exterior frame backpack, and even make a travel game kit to bring on your next adventure. The program will be guided by Emily Kenny of ME4E. Registration required. ***     Children in fifth grade and under are invited to an interactive sing-a-long showing of “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28. Each child will receive a free Perform-Along Fun Pack with bubbles, a whizzer, and other fun props to use during the movie. Attendees may dress as a “Wizard of Oz” character. Registration required. ***     Children in fifth grade and under are invited to a book swap at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29. Bring gently-used books with covers, all pages intact and minimal markings. ***     Pokémon Club for youths in fifth grade and under will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29. Bring a Nintendo DS, games and trading cards. Registration required. ***     The library will be closed on Sundays until Sept. 8. ***     The library is accepting donations of hardcover books, paperbacks, music CDs, videos and DVDs. Magazines, encyclopedias and textbooks are unacceptable. ***     The library is accepting applications for exhibits at its Mini Maker Faire to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The event will celebrate the do-ityourself mind set by showcasing various projects in a show-andtell format. Submit projects at evergreenparklibrary.org. ***     Hot summer nights adult dance lessons are from 7 to 9 p.m. every Mondays through July 1 at Jacob’s Well, 3450 W. Maple St. Instructors from Dancemates Educational Arts will teach party line, East Coast swing, and American-style ballroom dances. Singles and couples are welcome. Registration and a $10 per person fee are required. ***     The library booth at the Evergreen Park Farmers Market will be offering samples of strawberry shortcake, strawberry recipes and strawberry themed stories and crafts from 10 to 11 a.m. at the market, 89th Street and Kedzie Avenue.

Green Hills

    The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The phone number is 5988446. ***     The library is seeking teen volunteers to help with tis Summer Reading Program. Parental permission is required and volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Sign up at the library. For more information contact Youth Services at 598-8446, Ext. 117. ***     The library offers IndieFlix. Get unlimited access to Award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series that can be viewed on a home computer or portable device. Go to greenhillslibrary.org to start streaming free movies. ***     The library offers books for parents and teachers to borrow for a three-week period. Resources may be helpful for lesson planning and obtaining creative ideas. Books are in the Youth Services Department. ***     The 2013 Summer Reading Program will be Monday, June 10 through Saturday, Aug. 3. The Summer Reading Program is open to residents of Hickory Hills and Palos Hills. Register at the library or greenhillslibrary. org. ***     Pancakes Around the World with chef Kate Bradley will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 and Monday, June 24. Sample buttermilk pancakes, potato latkes, corn cakes, and German apple pancakes. Registration required. ***     Family Movie Time featuring “Wreck-It Ralph” will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 21. Each person gets popcorn and lemonade. Registration required. ***     Ancient Illinois will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Learn that Illinois has been under hundreds of feet of ice and an ocean but no one has ever found a dinosaur here. Dig up a history of

the plants, animals and people who once called Illinois home. Reconstruct artifacts and handle replicas while going back in time. For persona 8 years and older. Registration required. ***     The library will present the foreign film “The Kid with a Bike” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27. This drama of a young boy trying to reunite with his father was premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was co-winner of the Festival’s grand prix. Refreshments will be served. An AMC gift card will be raffled. Registration required. ***     The library is collecting Legos to be used in a Lego club that will begin this summer. Bring donations to the library. ***     The library offers the eBook platform 3M Cloud Library, and has a touch-screen Discovery Station where patrons can browse and checkout eBooks. Cloud eBooks can be read on most eReaders, computers, tablets and smart phones. Check out a 3M eReader at the circulation desk. Visit greenhillslibrary.org to get started. ***     The library has an eBook service, Axis 360, through which users can download bestselling eBooks for as many as 21 days directly onto a device using the Blio software application. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Place holds on items that are checked out. Service is only available to Green Hills cardholders. To start browsing visit http://ghpl.axis360.baker-taylor. com. For more information call 598-8446. ***     The library is collecting firstperson accounts of stories of military service to be donated to the Veteran History Project of the Library of Congress. The library is seeking photos, memoirs, and wartime diaries from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Call 598-8446 for more information. ***     The library offers Freegal Music, a downloadable music service that provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog. The catalog offers hundreds of thousands of songs in more than 100 genres of music. ***     The library’s Media on Demand program enables patrons to download best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music and video. No late fees. Works include best-selling novels, wellknown classics and self-improvement guides. For more information visit mediaondemand.org. ***     The library has a scanner available to the public. Pictures, documents, etc., can be scanned and sent to an email, printer or USB device. ***     The library offers TumbleBooks!, a collection of animated talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation). Visit greenhills.lib.il.us or call 598-8446, Ext. 117, for more information.

Oak Lawn

    The Oak Lawn Library is at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The phone number is 422-4990. ***     Donate gently-used books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale at the Oak Lawn Public Library. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest condensed books, encyclopedias and older text books. 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. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five 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. ***     “The Black Box” by Michael Connelly is the June selection for Day & Night Reads, the library’s bi-monthly book group for adults. Two discussions of the book will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. ***     The library will offer trips to the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park in Chicago at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 to listen to Pink Martini, a classical, jazz, and pop group. Another trip to the music festival will be at 4:30 p.m. July 7 to listen to “A Rodgers and Hammerstein (Continued on page 12)

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Strawberry Fest     The 23rd annual Strawberry Fest at Palos United Methodist Church will be held this Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.     Tickets are $9 for an adult meal — hot dog, chips, coleslaw, drink and a dessert of strawberry shortcake or strawberry sundae; $4 for children. Dessert only is also $4.     In addition to fresh baked goods, the annual book sale, and handmade items from the Bee Faithful Quilters, children can enjoy the bounce and clown/face painter/balSubmitted Photo lon artist. New this year, kids of all ages can try the popcorn and snow cones.     The fest is a fundraiser for mis    More than 200 people watched as Saint Xavier University students sions, with special emphasis on Kara Lightbourne and Malcolm Lee were crowned the winners of local organizations such as the the school’s 2013 Ms. Scarlet and Mr. Grey Pageant. Worth Food Pantry and Together     Participants were ranked in four categories: “Talent,” which show- We Cope in Tinley Park. cased a special skill; “Business Attire,” included contestants speaking     Palos United Methodist Church about their studies at SXU and their career ambitions; “Night on is at 122st and Harlem. Phone the Town,” featured their personal hobbies and their involvement 448-0798 with any questions on campus; and “Formal Wear,” section included students speaking about the fest. about SXU’s core values and how they exemplify them.     Lightbourne’s talent was a praise dance, and Lee performed a Music & Fireworks piano solo that was accompanied by an interpretive dance. As the winners of the pageant, the duo will host next year’s pageant and     Saint Xavier University will are encouraged to speak at local schools and be positive role models hold its 17th annual Summer Concert and Fireworks Sunday, for the community. They also received $250 book vouchers. June 23. The New Odyssey Band will perform from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the front steps of the Warde Academic Center at the university’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The concert Evergreen Park Worth will conclude with a patriotic     The Evergreen Park Office of     Road Adventures will travel finale and fireworks display at Citizens’ Services will take a day to Ravinia to hear the Juilliard 9:45 p.m. The event is free and trip to the Civil War Museum in String Quartet Wednesday, July open to the public. Bring blankets Kenosha, Wisc., Tuesday, June 25. 10. Trip leaves from the Terrace and lawn chairs. Concessions will Departure is at 7 a.m. Lunch will Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. at 6 be sold by The Original Rainbow be at the Boat House Eatery and p.m. and plans to return at 11 Cone, Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon, will include a 10-mile round-trip p.m. Register by June 26. Fee Calabria Imports, Happy Jack’s, journey on the Electric Railroad. is $35. and the SXU Alumni Association. Tickets are $82 each. For more *** Attendees may bring their own information call 422-8776.     The park district’s Historical refreshments. For more informa*** Museum will take a trip to the tion call (773) 298-3748 or email     The Evergreen Park Office of I&M Canal for a mule pulled boat specialevents@sxu.edu. Citizens’ Services will take a sev- ride Tuesday, July 16. Step back in en-day trip to “Christmas at the time to 1848 and the opening of Free VBS Biltmore House and Dollywood” the I&M Canal with a 60-minute in Tennessee from Nov. 10 to 16. ride along the canal. Captain and     First United Reformed Church, Cost includes transportation, ho- crew, dressed in period clothing, 94th Street and 54th Avenue in tel, some meals, and admission will share stories and talk about Oak Lawn, will hold Vacation to Dollywood and Biltmore Es- their mules, Larry and Moe, at Bible School from 9:15 a.m. to tate. For more information call mule-tending class. Price is $40 noon Monday through Friday, 422-8776. (due June 30) and includes trans- June 24 to 28. Featured will be *** portation, box lunch and ride. puppets, Mr. Memory, Bible sto    The Evergreen Youth Depart- Trip will run rain or shine. Trip ries, games, crafts and snacks. ment has teens and young adults leaves from the Terrace Centre Admission is free. For more inavailable to help with yard work, at 8:30 a.m. and plans to return formation visit oaklawnurc.org/or cleaning garages and basements, at 4 p.m. call 424-2238. and hauling items to the dump*** ster. For more information call     Family Fun Series featuring 229-3377. Play in the Parks events presented by RecExpress will take place from Hickory Hills     The Hickory Hills Park District 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gale Moore Park has openings in its preschool Tuesday, June 18 and at Worth classes. Five-day class is $1,540, Woods Tuesday, June 25. *** three-day class (Monday, WednesDouble Nickel day, Friday) is $860, and two-day     Movie in the Park featuring class (Tuesday and Thursday) is “Wreck-It Ralph” will be at 8     The Double Nickel Plus Chorus $695. Classes start in September p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Gale meets at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. in Evergreen and run through May 2014. Class Moore Park. *** Park, every Wednesday at 9:30 times are 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. The office is     Pickle Ball, a cross between a.m. in Room 111. Newcomers open Monday through Friday, 9 tennis and ping pong, will be are always welcome. For more a.m. to 5 p.m. for registration. offered as an open program on information call 422-8776. Parents must provide child’s birth Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. at the TerRules of the Road certificate and immunization re- race Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave.     The Worth Township Seniors will cords. For more information call Open gym basketball will also be hold a free Rules of the Road class 598-1233 or visit hhparkdistrct. offered at the Terrace Centre on from 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7 and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost org. Oct. 2. Appointment must be made to play either game is $1. to attend; call the Worth Township Oak Lawn ***     The park district’s Annual Star     Mother/Son Rampage featuring Senior Room at 371-2900, Ext. 28. Spangled Fourth of July Celebra- a cookout, games and animal show Worth Township Center is at 11601 tion will be Thursday, July 4 at with monkeys will be from 6 to Pulaski Road in Alsip. Centennial Park, 94th Street and 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 28 at the Meals on Wheels Nashville Avenue. Activities run Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave.     The Evergreen Park Office of from 11 am to 3 p.m. and include Register by Friday, June 21. Cost Citizens’ Services offers a Meals concessions, the “Oak Lawn’s Got is $20 per child. on Wheels program for village Talent” competition, a treasure residents 60 years and older *** hunt, obstacle course, tattoos,     The Worth Park District will host who are unable to prepare their carnival games, pony rides, bingo two sessions of Tiny Tot T-Ball, own meals. Meals are delivered and crafts. Cost is $5 per child from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays from Monday through Friday. For more ages 3 and up. Adults are free. July 20 to Aug. 24. Classes are for information call 422-8776. Admission to all pools is $2. children 4 to 6 years old. Children 55 and Up     Free evening entertainment will learn the fundamentals of t    Palos Hills residents 55 years will be held at the football field ball, catching, throwing, running, and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. at Richards High School, 10601 fielding and hitting. Both sessions the second and fourth Wednesdays Central Avenue. Gates open at 6 take place at Peaks Park. Cost is $40 of each month at the Palos Hills p.m. Dave Rudolf will take the for residents, $60 for non-residents Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd stage at 8:15 p.m., followed by a and includes a t-shirt. Registration St. Tickets for events must be fireworks display. deadline is Friday, May 31. purchased one week in advance. *** *** Entertainment includes musi    Duplicate bridge will be held at     The park district is holding a cians, singers, luncheons, movies, 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Oak smile search contest with two plays and bingo. View Center. Cost is $7 per per- ways to participate. All summer Pinochle son and includes a light lunch. long the park district will hide its For more information, call 857- “Worth Your Smile” logo through-     The Worth Senior Pinochle club is seeking new members. Mem2200. out its website, worthparkdistrict. bership is free. Visit the group at *** org. To participate follow “Worth     The park district offers du- Park District” on Facebook for the Worth Park District Terrace plicate bridge every Monday at contest details. Through Facebook Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., every 11:30 a.m. at Oak View Center, participants will get instructions Monday and Wednesday from 4625 W. 110th St. Cost is $7 per and clues on how to find the logo 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games beperson and includes a light lunch. and report back to the park district. gin at noon. Call 448-1181 for information. All ages are welcome. For more (Continued on page 12) information call 857-2200.

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***     Registration is underway for before- and after-school FLASH (Fun & Learning After School Hours). The park district has partnered with Ridgeland School District 122 and Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 and is in all of those districts’ elementary schools — Columbus Manor, Harnew, Kolb and Lieb in District 122, and Covington, Hannum, Hometown, Kolmar and Sward in District 123. For more information call the FLASH director or the FLASH assistant director at 857-2420.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is Hereby Given that on 8-4-13, a sale will be held at Des Plaines Honda, 550 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL. 60016, to sell the following articles to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the State of Illinois unless such articles are redeemed within thirty days of the publication of this notice. Donta Davis 2005 Honda VIN# 1HFSC52325A210370 Lien Amount: $11,874.38

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is Hereby Given that on 8-4-13, a sale will be held at A-1 Precision Auto Werks, 5511 W. Wilson Street, Monee, IL. 60449, to sell the following articles to enforce a lien existing under the laws of the State of Illinois unless such articles are redeemed within thirty days of the publication of this notice. Gary A. Giles, Anthony Puckett & Gary Giles 2003 Lincoln VIN# 1LNHM87A23Y701550 Lien Amount: $13,598.08


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everything we can. He is a cool, wonderful, loving kid, but he can’t understand his own feelings.”     Liam’s anxiety disappears when he is around dogs. A service dog will cost the family about $20,000. They are getting a service dog through Dog Wish, a Californiabased organization that trains service dogs for the disabled and helps train “problem dogs.” The organization’s founder, Bob Taylor, is a retired Los Angeles police officer and Long Beach animal control officer.     On his website, dogwish.org, Taylor states that service dogs help to balance the mental and emotional behaviors of people with Asperger’s and autism, such as helping to control “meltdowns.”     “Handlers of our service dogs who used to have meltdowns every other or every third day, which would last from one to four hours before the child could resume normal activities not had them once a week, and often the problem would last for 10 to 20 minutes, be much less severe and much more controllable,” Taylor wrote.     The change in meltdowns is because of the calming effect of the service dogs, Taylor wrote. People with Asperger’s syndrome or autism also are calmer around their dogs and sit or stay next to their dogs, Taylor wrote.     “The dog will be trained to re-

120 years (Continued from page 1) Evolution     The new century has been a period of change in Evergreen as old buildings are demolished to make room for new developments such as Chase Bank, Walgreens, Oberweis Dairy and Culver’s. The former Evergreen Country Club property, between 91st and 94th streets west of Western Avenue, is undergoing development that

spond to cues,” McNamara said. “When Liam meets a new person, the dog will be passive protective, and stand in between them. The dog won’t let Liam get into a car with someone he doesn’t know, or leave the house.”     Liam has a twin brother, Jeremiah, who is a typical 9-year-old boy. Both boys will attend fourth grade next school year at Southeast Elementary School in Evergreen Park. Liam has support at school, and Jeremiah is very social, which helps Liam, McNamara said.     “I don’t want to tell him he can’t do things his brother can do, like walk to the park by himself,” McNamara said. “One day, Liam was sitting in the middle of our street, drawing with chalk, because he doesn’t understand the danger that someone is going to come and run him over. Having a brother who is the same age, you can’t really say to him, ‘no, you can’t do this, but your brother can.’ I believe he should be able to do the same things as his brother, and the older he gets he doesn’t want his mom hanging around all the time.”     The garage sale fundraiser is the first of many this summer to raise money for a service dog.     “He asks me every day if he can walk home from school,” McNamara wrote on her Facebook page, “Fundraiser for Liam — Paws for a Cause.” “I would love for him to do that, but it scares me to death. Having a dog trained to help him with everything we do naturally would not only help his anxiety, but mine, too!”

Saffron may keep mind in good order     The 1960s song, “Mellow Yellow,” the lyrics opened: “I’m just mad about Saffron/Saffron’s just wild about me.”     I don’t really know what the song is about, but it seems saffron, the spice that gives flavor to many foods, contains exceptional health benefits. Saffron has always believed to be a healthful spice, but within the last few years, it has been shown to have many healing aspects.     It’s the most expensive spice on the shelf, but that’s because it is somewhat difficult to harvest and it takes a great many crocus flowers to create even small amounts of the spice. The most valuable part of the plant is in each stigma that reaches out of the flower. Every saffron plant holds a very small amount of the constituent needed to produce .06 ounces of the spice. It is used most frequently in Greece, Italy and the Middle East, and was once pegged to the price of gold, it was so valuable.     The latest uses of the precious plant have been for numerous conditions such as premenstrual syndrome, depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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every month the cumulative results increased effectiveness in controlling PMS.     In Japan, another study used only the essential oils and women merely inhaled the aroma for 20 minutes. The fragrance was soothing and calming to the participants.     Fuchs writes, “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of postmenopausal women, and 40%-60% of heart disease patients are clinically depressed. Many of them are on medication, like Prozac.”     Fuchs explains saffron enhances the activity of mood-boosting neurotransmitters such as dopamine. In Iran, saffron is used for

    The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat right and exercise regularly.     Consuming nutrient-rich, low-fat foods is the first step toward shedding unwanted weight and providing your will add a huge retail complex body the energy it needs to get anchored by Maijer and Menards physical activity necessary to stores. To the west of that develop- keep it off. Here are 10 tips ment, the village is construction to help you get on the path to a park that will include a sled a new, healthier and happier hill, dog park and other ameni- way of life. ties formerly not available in the     For starters, set realistic Evergreen park. goals. If you weigh 160 pounds     The 21st century also marked don’t try to get down to 100. the establishment of the Ever- Maybe 125 to 135 pounds is green Park Historical Commis- more realistic, and it’s probably sion, and a building that was once healthier, too. You don’t want a church has been designated as to be too thin, the body needs a senior center and home of the muscle and even fat. village’s first museum.     No. 2: Examine your eating habits. Start planning your meals and avoid eating snacks or fast food. Try not to give in to temptation sim    The Terrace Centre, 11500 Be- ply because you feel hungry. loit Ave., has an indoor playground For example, you are famished featuring slides, a climbing wall, when you get off work and tree house and more for children drive past that familiar fastwho can walk through 4 years old. food joint. It sure is tempting Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- to hop through the drive-thru day through Friday. Fee is $1 for and satiate that craving, but residents, $2 for non-residents. For while it will provide immedimore information call 448-7080 or ate satisfaction it will do you visit worthparkdistrict.org. harm in the long run. There

Celebration,” during which the Grant Park Orchestra will perform songs from “Carousel,” “The King and I,” “Oklahoma,” “Showboat,” “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific.”     In-person registration will be held in the library lobby at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8. There is a two-ticket limit per person. The cost is $15 per trip. Trips are not wheelchair accessible. ***     The library sponsors three adult writers groups that meet yearround. A general interest group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Writers interested in screen-writing meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Budding children’s authors meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Thursday each month. Meetings include readings, critiques and writing exercises. New members are welcome anytime. No registration required. ***     The library is holding summer reading programs for children and adults. Children from preschool to eighth grade are invited to participate in “Dig Into Reading,” which will run through Aug. 3. Prizes, weekly crafts and contests will also be part of the program. Residents and children who attend Oak Lawn schools will be allowed to register for special programs with their library card. High school students will be able to participate in a “Beneath the Surface” program For every 300 pages a student reads or listed to, he or she will receive a raffle ticket to apply towards the gift basket of his or he choice. When a student reaches 1,800 pages, he or she will receive a pop culture button. For every 300 pages a student reads after 1,800 pages, students can enter additional raffles. Prizes include autographed books, a comic book fan basket, and more. Adults are able to read at their own pace through the “Dig into Reading” program. For every 300 pages read, adults can apply a raffle ticket to the gift basket of their

choice. For every 600, they will receive two tickets, and so on. When 1,800 pages are read, adults will receive a $5 gift card to Starbucks or the library’s BookWorm Café. Prize basket drawings will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6. ***     The library would like to add photos of patrons reading or listening to library books to the library’s Pinterest page, pinter est.com/OakLawnPL. Send photos to jchurchill@olpl.org. ***     Artist Kevin Luthardt is painting a mural in the Youth Services Department. Luthardt, the author and/or illustrator of eight picture books for children, has created more than 50 large-scale murals in schools, libraries and many other venues. The “Imagination” themed mural will be complete by the end of May. Patrons are encouraged to visit the library to watch the transformation take place on the wall closest to the Raymond Avenue entrance. ***     Donate your “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library ongoing book sale. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias and older text books. 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 five 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. ***     The library now offers movie check-out for free. Check-out periods are seven days with no renewals. Oak Lawn residents may check out up to 10 films at a time. ***     The library offers “Temporary

September 2011 issue of the journal Hepatology indicated rats with cancer lesions, both benign and malignant, were treated with saffron, and that the spice reduced the number and incidence of tumors. The most significant aspect was that the rats that received preventive treatment had no cancer and were protected from the development of cancer cells.     It is believed the function of saffron is to prevent or reduce inflammation. The more I read the more I find, and the more it becomes clear that most disease begins with inflammation. Merely controlling inflammation can reduce the incidence of many diseases. There are foods to avoid, such as trans-fats and sugars, and there are foods and spices that fight inflammation. Among the healthy anti-inflammatory spices are turmeric and saffron. Exchange bad fats for coconut oil and make certain to remain active physically and mentally. Dee Woods is available to give presentations about alternative health treatments and healthy living. She can be reached at deewoods@comcast.net.

10 tips to keep you on the healthy track is nothing wrong with being hungry, and truth be told, if you start eating right you will at first feel hungrier than usual as your body adjusts to a new diet. Be patient, be strong, and wait until you get home where you can make yourself a truly satisfying dinner.     No. 3: Count the grams of fat you eat every day. Fat should constitute less than 30 percent of your daily calorie consumption, which, by the way, should be in the 2,000 to 2,500 range, with laborers and athletes requiring about 500 more.     No. 4: Eat a balanced diet that includes foods from all the food groups. The bulk of the diet should be fresh fruits and vegetables, but eat a little something from every group. Whole grains are excellent in moderation, and even a little meat and dairy is OK so long as the rest of your diet is in balance. If you don’t eat meat or are trying to cut back, eat beans, lentils and legumes for protein.     No. 5: Eat foods that are high in complex carbohydrates such as fruits, veggies, and whole grain breads and pastas.     No. 6: Commit to 30 min-

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depression, according to Fuchs.     Fuchs writes that saffron reduced brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s and MS patients in a 5½-month study. She explains, “Although it is believed that Alzheimer’s is incurable, a four-month randomized placebocontrolled study on people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s found that just two 15 mg. capsules of saffron a day significantly improved their cognitive function.”     In explaining the condition of MS and myelin deterioration that creates MS, she writes, “According to medical researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, saffron has properties that reduce this inflammation.” The Canadian study found that the crocin in saffron prevented damage to cells that create myelin.     Liver cancer has been linked to environmental carcinogens found in tobacco smoke, makeup, gasoline and toxins found in processed foods. A study conducted at the United Arab Emirates University in 2011 showed cancer and benign tumors responded to saffron as a treatment.     The results reported in the

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Park Clips (Continued from page 11) Several online Smile Searches will be held through the summer. ***     Little Club offers benefits such as free indoor playground usage. Fee is $10 resident, $15 non-resident. For more information call the park district. ***

    In a recent Iranian study, saffron produced a 50 percent reduction in PMS symptoms, according to Nan Kathryn Fuchs. It was used for four months, and

Online Patron Registration.” Fill out a registration form at oak lawnlibrary.org/librarycards2. shtml, and visit the Circulation Desk within 14 days to receive a permanent card. Proof of residency in Oak Lawn is required. ***     The library has the newest and most popular titles and resources in its collection of eBooks, Blu-Ray and DVDs (movies and TV series), CDs for a range of music interests, and hard copy books. The library also has a language learning program and databases. During September, new library card-holders will add a leaf to the tree in the Cook Avenue foyer and be eligible to enter a drawing for a book of their choice (one child prize and one adult/young adult prize up to $35 value each). Cards are available to Oak Lawn residents at the Circulation Desk. Bring an ID and proof of address. ***     Books, tapes and CDs not found at the library can be requested online from another library. For more information call the Interlibrary Loan department or stop by the Help Desk on the first floor. ***     “Images of America: Oak Lawn” by Oak Lawn Library local history coordinator Kevin Korst contains more than 200 photographs with captions and chapter introductions, and highlights the many aspects of Oak Lawn’s history including RoundUp Days and the 1967 Tornado. The book is available for purchase at the library’s Reception Booth for $21.99 (cash or check). Book sales benefit the Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation. A corresponding photo exhibit is on display and features more than 100 historic Oak Lawn images and dozens of artifacts. The display is in the Local History Room on the library’s second floor. For more information contact Korst at 422-4990. ***     The library offers “Accessible Archives,” an electronic resource available at oaklawnlibrary.org. Click on the “Research” tab and select the icon for “Accessible Archives.” The collection features

The Wine Guy with Anthony Scarano utes of aerobic exercise a day, at least five days a week. This can be walking, cycling, dancing or running. This is good for your heart, helps tone your muscles and burns calories. It also helps raise your metabolism, which will help you in the long run.     No. 7: Schedule exercise just as you would any other important appointment.     No. 8: If you snack, eat lowfat snacks such as frozen yogurt instead of ice cream, or dried fruit instead of candy and other sweets. The body converts simple sugars such as those found in sweet treats into fat, and raises triglyceride levels.     No. 9: More snack advice —

SUDOKU Solution historic periodicals and books and provides eyewitness accounts and editorial observations of events, genealogical records, county histories and Godey’s “Lady’s Book” — a magazine published to entertain, inform and educate women of America. The Civil War collection is noteworthy and presents coverage based on various historical perspectives. ***     The Freegal music service is available on the library’s website, oaklawnlibrary.org. Patrons may download up to three songs a week from the Sony catalog with their library card. Freegal includes millions of songs and requires no software to install. Files that can be played on any device including iPods. For more information visit oaklawnlibrary.org. ***     Recycle “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos by donating them to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias or older text books. 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. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases beyond the regular budget. For more information call 4224990 or visit oaklawnlibrary.org.

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    The library subscribes to Zinio, an online magazine stand that enables patrons to read magazines on computers, tablets or phones using web browsers and apps. Must have Worth Library card. Zinio is accessible at worthlibrary. com. ***     The library offers Try-It Illinois, which allows access to 300 free databases from more than 40 vendors. Access Try-It at worthlibrary.com (login and password is available at the library).

instead of potato chips, pudding or gelatin eat pretzels, fresh fruit or vegetables. It is easy to grab prepackaged snacks to take to work, but stay away from the snack aisle in favor of the produce section. Apple, oranges, kiwis, avocados and bananas — most fruits, for that matter — are easily portable.     No. 10: Don’t ever give up! No one is perfect and despite all these tips and how hard you try, most of you will stray from your diet and workout habits. This is normal, just be sure to stay encouraged and get yourself back on the right track the next day, or even the same day. If you do happen to grab that double cheeseburger for lunch because you just couldn’t resist, walk or bike for an extra half hour. Anthony Scarano is not a doctor. He is an 88-year-old 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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Womantalk discussion     The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, June 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.     Ladies are invited to join the discussion of “Simple Abundance” and other readings by Sarah Ban Breathnach. There is no cost, but reservations are required.     Ladies are invited to bring a picnic lunch if they would like

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in brightly colored swirls, stripes and splotches. Family art workshops are fun and creative and focus on cooperative family effort. The class fee is $8 per person. T-shirts are provided. Reservations are required, and families will be asked to indicate T-shirt sizes upon registration. Call The Center at 361-3650.

    A tie-dyeing art workshop for families will be hosted at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts on Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.     The Log Cabin is at 12700 The Bridge Teen Center Southwest Highway in Palos     • Friday Night Live — 7:30Park.     Families with children of any 10:30 p.m. June 21, The Bridge age are invited to tie dye T-shirts (Continued on page 2)

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Nolan resurrects America’s superhero by Jase Howell     The superhero genre has been nothing short of magnificent for Hollywood in recent years, as franchises including Batman, Spiderman, X-Men and iron man have struck gold.     During this run, however, many of the superheroes introduced to us are those many people were not familiar with or would not have previously considered among their favorites. What about the most apple pie and Midwest persona of them all, the hero who fought for truth and justice?     I am talking about Superman. Director Bryan Singer, who despite some very successful films during

his career didn’t have the answer when he re-booted the franchise with “Superman Returns” (2006). I in all honesty figured it was over for the man from Krypton who in another era was the poster boy American hero.     Enter Christopher Nolan. In case you have forgotten, and with Americans’ short attention spans there is a good chance many people have, there was a time Batman was relegated to bad Joel Schumacher movies and fast food tie-ins. That was before Nolan re-energized the franchise with “Batman Begins” and turned it Oscar-caliber with “The Dark Knight.”     If there’s one thing the new-

est Superman film proves, it’s that Nolan can resurrect anything — whether a reclusive bat or an alien who lives in an ice fortress.     In the latest incarnation — dubbed “Man of Steel” — we get the familiar back story about Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), a loner in a small town who by his very nature performs some heroic tasks. One of these acts draws the attention of Lois Lane (Amy Adams), who is understandably interested in this individual’s help in vastly different scenarios and locations. Lois tracks Kent down, but he can give no further information. (Continued on page 2)

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(Continued from page 1) Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host music from Mark Rose and Satellites & Sirens with Qdoba samples. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade with a completed student membership application on file.     • Saturday Night — 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 22, music from Enough for Now with Meijer samples. This event is exclusively for students in 10th-12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID.     • Canoeing — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25, canoeing at Lake Tampier. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     • Bean Bag Tournament — 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. June 25, tournament with Car Max. Participants will compete in a March Madness style bag tournament for prizes. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     • Gluten free baking — 4 -5:30 p.m. June 25, a milling and baking culinary program where participants will experience a different spin on sweets. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     • DIY: T-shirt bracelets — 45:30 p.m. June 26, T-shirt bracelet program where participants will recycle an old T-shirt into something new and useful. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     • Stop and paint the roses — 2:30-5:30 p.m. June 27, art program where participants will travel to a garden and set up an easel to capture the scenery in a painting. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.     To sign up call 532-0500 or visit thebridgeteencenter.org.

Upcoming Introduction to Reiki     An introductory Reiki experience will be offered on Sunday, June 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.     Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing, reported to be especially beneficial for those suffering from physical or emotional pain. Reiki practitioners led by Sharon Butler will offer their healing services to participants, asking a donation of $10 per participant.     Registration is necessary, as the monthly Reiki program is limited to 10 participants each month. Interested persons should call The Center at 361-3650.

Superman (Continued from page 1)     This film, unlike any before it, describes how Clark was raised by both Krypton and human parents. On the Krypton side are Jor-El (Russel Crowe) and Faora-Al ( Antige Traue), who have conceived the only “natural” birth Krypton has ever known. The human parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), know he is special and hope he will use his powers for the greater good at the right time.

    The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer six-week knitting classes on Monday evenings beginning July 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Friday mornings, beginning July 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.     Master knitter Georgann Ring welcomes both beginners and experienced knitters to her classes. Beginners will learn to use the knit and purl stitches, to cast on and bind off, to manage simple increases and decreases, and to read a simple pattern while competing their first two knitting projects, a dishcloth and then a scarf. Ring will help those with experience to choose individual projects and to learn more advanced knitting skills.     The class fee is $84. Beginning students should bring a fall of Sugar n’ Cream yarn in a light solid color and a pair of No. 10, preferably aluminum, knitting needles to the first class. After the first project, students will purchase yarns and patterns after consultation with the instructor. Registration is required. Call The Center 361-3650.

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   Five- and six-day Farm Explorers day camp programs are offered at the Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.    Children in grades 2 through 6 are invited to attend the five-day program beginning July 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Children in grades 3 through 7 attend the six-day Extreme Farm Explorers camp beginning the evening of July 21 and then from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each weekday until the 5 p.m. Friday night closing program.    The farm continues to offer its traditional overnight camp for young people in grades 5 through 12, with one- and two-week sessions beginning July 7, 21 and 28.    All of the camps, whether one week or two, overnight or daytime, are designed for children who love animals and nature. Camps are filled with fun and excitement as campers learn to ride horses, care for animals, hike in the woods and creeks, and make campfires. They Grant Park enjoy campouts, hayrides, games, crafts and new friends.    The 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Extreme Farm Explorers program is a new offering, specifically designed for children who want to participate in music and fireworks the full range of fun camp activities except staying overnight.     The Grant Park Music Fes   Call 361-3650 or email thechildrensfarm@sbcglobal.net for registration information. All camps are located at the Children’s Farm, 12700 tival presents an evening filled Southwest Highway in Palos Park. (thecenterpalos.org) with American spirit and pride at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Wednesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m., in Chicago’s Millennium Park.     The Festival’s annual free Independence Eve Celebration, un-     1. Finding Nemo 3-D, Walt der the baton of Christopher Bell Disney Studios, G with the Grant Park Orchestra     2. Django Unchained, The and guest soprano Janai Brug- Weinstein Company, R g ger features the sounds of Ger-     3. Cloud Atlas, Warner Bros., Brin le shwin, Gould, Berlin, and more, R who concluding with Tchaikovsky’s     4. Oz: The Great and Powerthe ily! 1812 Overture and John Phil- ful, Walt Disney Pictures, PG fam lip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes     5. Silver Linings Playbook, Forever. The Weinstein Company, R     Fireworks will take place at     6. Texas Chainsaw 3D, LiNavy Pier at 9:30 p.m. onsgate, R     Acclaimed by critics and beloved by audiences, the Grant 123rd & Ridgeland Ave. • Palos Heights Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind. Its 79th season — run-     1. Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore ning Wednesdays, Fridays and & Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray Dalwhen you buy one adult admission Saturdays for ten weeks through ton, Macklemore Aug. 17 — features a summer     2. Mirrors, Justin Timberlake, of beloved classics, masterworks RCA Records of today and tomorrow and an-     3. Get Lucky, Daft Punk, niversary celebrations. featuring Pharrell Williams, Co    For more information about lumbia the Grant Park Music Festival     4. Just Give Me a Reason, including membership and group Pink, featuring Nate Ruess, RCA seating, visit gpmf.org or call (312) Record 742-7638. For more information,     5. Cruise, Florida Georgia visit the Grant Park Music Festi- Line, featuring Nelly, Republic val Facebook page or follow the Nashville Festival on Twitter @gpmf.

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    You can call it what you want — a fluke, a good run, whatever – but you would be mistaken to dismiss that it is Nolan alone who has the ability to make films exceed our expectations. From the perfectly assembled cast that delivers all the right notes, to the screenplay, to the dangerous action sequences, to the incredible climax that is met with a     The villain is the familiar Gen- music score that haunts you long eral Zod ( Michael Shannaon), who after leaving the theater, Nolan was around for the implosion of delivers. Krypton, and has plans of taking out his plan on Earth, which     Sounds like a recipe that has would serve as a surrogate for worked before.

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Payback the word in opening week By Ken Karrson    Spring frustration gave way to summer exaltation.    Not all wins and losses are created equal, of course. Most baseball players and coaches, for example, would gladly swap mid-June accomplishments for late-May success, the kind that keeps a team moving forward in the state playoffs.    However, payback brings about a sense of satisfaction no matter when it’s doled out, and that held true for three local squads last week. Oak Lawn, Sandburg and Chicago Christian all turned the tables on familiar foes, ones that reigned supreme in springtime meetings.    The most painful of those setbacks undoubtedly was administered to the Spartans. South Suburban Conference Red rival Reavis did so in a Class 4A Mt. Carmel Regional semifinal matchup, which brought an unexpectedly quick halt to Oak Lawn’s postseason stay and overshadowed the Spartans’ run to a divisional title right before that.    The two programs met up again last Wednesday with far less at stake, but Oak Lawn no less determined to make amends, particularly since the Rams were throwing the same pitcher they had used in the playoff contest. And the Spartans did exactly that.    Oak Lawn coach Bill Gerny’s strategy for the summer is to use his projected regulars for four innings and then freely substitute after that. In the earliest stages against Reavis, the Spartans jumped out in front and never lost the lead, eventually bagging an 8-6 victory.    Oak Lawn chalked up four runs in its initial at-bat, as five straight players hit safely. Registering RBI were Mitch Swatek (two-run double), Matt Dunne (single) and Joe Dodaro (single).    “The juniors who are going to be seniors came out mad,” Gerny said. “They still took it personally that they lost [in the tournament].    “We were kind of worried, wondering whether or not [the Rams] would have a psychological hold on us, but that obviously didn’t happen. That same pitcher who started for Reavis in the regional game only lasted one inning, and that was nice to see.”    The Rams gradually narrowed the gap, thanks to five unearned runs, but they could never catch the Spartans. Gerny pegged Ray Walker as his most effective mound man after the latter threw three innings of scoreless ball. ***    Oak Lawn entered a tournament at Richards on Friday, where it began a three-game appearance with an 11-9 eight-inning triumph over St. Ignatius. Swatek’s double snapped a 9-all tie and also handed him a pitching win in relief.    While the Spartans required some late heroics to subdue the Wolfpack, they again operated with a lead in hand right from the outset as hits by Dodaro, Kevin Zurek and Brandon Quillin helped Oak Lawn build a 4-0 advantage in its initial plate appearance.    “That’s really been taking a lot of stress off our pitchers, which we didn’t do in the spring,” Gerny said, referring to his club’s offensive handiwork.    Friday’s second encounter, against St. Charles East, didn’t work out quite so well for the Spartans, but Gerny still found something to like in a 7-0 defeat: the joint showings of Swatek and Matt Witkowski on the mound. Between them, the duo threw six innings and surrendered only two runs over that span.    “Those are both pitchers we plan to rely on heavily next year, so they did a really good job against a top team,” Gerny said. “We had problems throwing strikes and getting ahead of hitters in the seventh. If we do that, they will take advantage of it.”    The Spartans collected just five hits, but Walker reached base twice, once by drawing a free pass. Gerny called the seniorto-be a “middle infielder [and] pitcher who we need to step up next year.” ***    Oak Lawn completed its stay at Richards by getting tagged with a 13-3 setback by TF South on Saturday. The Spartans were within 6-3 of the Rebels through five stanzas, but “then the wheels came off and we ended up getting blown out.”    “Our mental approach was not very strong in this game,” Gerny

said. “We were not thinking ahead on defense, our at-bats weren’t productive except for one inning, and we just weren’t ‘up’ for the game.”    Chris Donato pitched four innings and gave up three earned runs, but that was an improvement over his spring-season outing versus TF South. In that earlier contest, Dodato failed to register an out before being removed.    Quillin and Witkowski both smacked doubles for Oak Lawn, which tallied all of its runs in the fifth, thanks in part to a brief bout of wildness by the Rebels’ hurler.    “Those were the two sophomores that were major contributors [in the spring],” Gerny said of Quillin and Witkowski. “And it appears as though they are getting much better at a quick rate.”    Through four games, Quillin leads the Spartans in hitting with a .546 average. Witkowski is batting .444, Dunne .385 and Swatek .364. SANDBURG    The Eagles have a long diamond history with District 230 sister school Andrew, and during the spring campaign it was the Thunderbolts experiencing the latest feeling of achievement as they roughed up Sandburg.    At that time, Eagles assistant coach Chuck Peters claimed Sandburg had displayed “zero energy” and “didn’t really fight” in a contest that ultimately favored Andrew by a slaughter-rule margin. Sandburg and the T’bolts reversed their respective roles last Wednesday, though, as the Eagles secured a 10-0 victory.    Julian Gutierrez (two hits, three RBI, two runs), Jim Roche (two hits, hit by pitch, one run) and Dan Santiago (one hit, one walk, two steals) were the ringleaders of Sandburg’s attack, while Sean Leland, Chris Stearns, Ben Gresla and Alec Martinez joined forces on the hill to stymie Andrew. Martinez also shone on defense, where he made a diving stop in the infield on a ball headed up the middle.    “The best thing we took from the game is defensively,” assistant coach George Fear said. “We looked very strong. We [also] battled through some [early] at-bats and were able to put the ball in play, and some good things happened.”     Fear said the Eagles’ summer roster consists of “a lot of seniors who didn’t get much playing time [in the spring] and a lot of juniors. We’re throwing out a bunch of lineups all summer and see how they do.”    Fear and the other Sandburg coaches certainly liked what they saw in the summer debut, but they don’t want satisfaction setting in too rapidly among the athletes. As a reminder, Fear said he points to the Eagles’ playoff loss to another district rival, Stagg.    “I hope they’re not content with losing in the regional semifinal,” Fear said. “Hopefully, they’re taking it seriously [right now]. Summer is instructional, for sure, but the mantra is every day is a tryout.” CHICAGO CHRISTIAN    Not much went wrong for the Knights in a 30-win spring season, but one misstep was taken against Palos Heights neighbor Shepard. Chicago Christian made amends for that earlier defeat by downing the Astros 9-1 last Tuesday.    The triumph was one of three netted by the Knights in their opening week of summer play. They also topped Stagg (7-1) and Romeoville (11-4), but dropped a 13-3 verdict to Oak Forest.    Even with the setback included, however, Christian assistant coach Alex Bolyanatz had no complaints about what he saw from the Knights, who are the only Class 2A member of the south suburban summer league.    “Some of the schools we play are 4A schools, so that’s good for us,” Bolyanatz said. “We’re not seeing everyone they have, but they aren’t seeing all of our guys, either.”    Varsity returnees Max Kerfin and Sean O’Meara have been Christian’s headliners thus far as they compiled respective batting averages of .667 and .538 through four games. Jack De Vries is hitting .500 and junior-to-be Drew Van Buren has posted a .545 on-base percentage.    Mike Santarelli, Pat McCarthy, Ron Clark and Trevor Wolterink are other players who’ve caught Bolyanatz’s eye at one time or

another, the latter pair doing so on the mound. While there will be a veteran foundation off which to construct next spring’s squad, the Knights have to replace their entire 2013 infield.    “That’s a gaping hole right now,” Bolyanatz said. “We have some infielders, but we’re not sure where they’ll fit in, so we’re seeing what people’s comfort level is. We’re trying to get a lot of guys in and out [of the lineup].”    Bolyanatz admitted that younger players’ biggest adjustment is to the speed of the varsity game, but in Christian’s case, something else enters the equation. The Knights have had the greatest run of sustained success in school history during head coach Eric Brauer’s five-year tenure, which in 2013 included conference and regional championships in addition to the aforementioned 30 victories, and Bolyanatz said varsity newcomers are aware of what has recently transpired.    “I think I see anxiety on some of the younger guys’ faces,” he said. “They’re feeling some pressure, which means they understand the reality here — that something’s at stake. We try to get the kids at the level where, when they get to the ballpark, they expect to win rather than just hope they do.”    And while Bolyanatz understands that summertime play is a bit more relaxed in terms of the emphasis placed on contest outcomes, he said there remains a need for athletes to avoid taking any shortcuts.    “We do feel we’re trying to build an attitude [about] still playing the game the right way,” Bolyanatz said. “There are points to be made, and I’m not afraid to make them.” SHEPARD    The Astros’ loss to Christian was balanced out by an 11-4 thrashing of Tinley Park later on Tuesday.    “We threw strikes, played defense, and we came out hitting,” Shepard coach Frank DiFoggio said.    Five runs in the first inning certainly proved the latter point. Several players contributed to the Astros’ 10-hit attack, most notably Brett Smith, who homered, doubled and totaled three RBI. John Korbakes (two RBI) and Sam Hermanas both chipped in a pair of hits, Brendan Hermann stroked a two-run double, and Kevin Carmody and Ryan Eichwedel each delivered an RBI single.    “These were the same group of kids [who played against the Knights], but they were nice and relaxed,” DiFoggio said. “We’re going to have our moments where we do some great things.    “We have a very young group, only four seniors, but I like our group. We’re scrappy, we fight and we’ve got a little bit of talent, but it’s raw.”    Hermann, Korbakes and David Atut shared the mound chores and needed only 83 pitches to finish off the Titans. The contest ended on a 2-5-4-1 putout.    While things went smoothly for the Astros Tuesday night, the same wasn’t true during their afternoon outing, which DiFoggio said featured many of his younger charges sporting “that deer-inthe-headlights look.” Christian no doubt helped foster the sensation by tallying eight times in its initial plate appearance, a rally that was aided by three free passes and a hit batsman.    “The one thing in both of our losses was we had a little bit of wildness,” DiFoggio said.    Worse than that for Shepard was the premature departure of senior-to-be hurler Jake Hart, who exited after facing just four batters because his non-throwing shoulder popped out of place. DiFoggio thinks Hart may be done for the summer.    “I knew something didn’t look right,” DiFoggio said. “That’s a huge loss.”    Better news for the Astros was their ability to shake off the ill effects of that first-inning assault and compete with the Knights on even footing the remainder of the game. DiFoggio praised a number of performers, including Hermann (RBI single), Bobby Peterka, Ken Gorski (double), and relief pitchers Ben Meyer, Tyler Walters and Ricky Mundo.    “It was the first time I went into battle with those guys,” DiFoggio said, “and they fought. It was a 1-1 ballgame the rest of the way.” ***    Shepard fell a run short of TF South in eight innings on Fri(Continued on page 5)

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2013 All-Area Softball Team

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Marist junior shortstop Brooke Wyderski batted .587 with 12 home runs, 64 RBI and 50 runs scored while slugging 1.025 and stealing 22 bases en route to being named The Regional News-The Reporter Softball Player of the Year.

FIRST TEAM BROOKE WYDERSKI, Marist, DH, Jr.    • The area’s most explosive offensive player, Wyderski led the Lady RedHawks in almost every important offensive category while providing solid infield defense. She batted .587 with an on-base percentage of .621 and slugging percentage of 1.025. Wyderski racked up 71 hits in 36 games, slugged 12 homers and 11 doubles, totaled 64 RBI, scored 50 more runs herself, stole 22 bases and fanned just three times in 121 at-bats. Defensively, she was charged with only nine errors in 148 chances and credited with 75 putouts. Wyderski, an All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection, has verbally committed to Loyola University. STEPHANIE BRAND, Shepard, P, Jr.    • A big part of the Lady Astros’ successful 2013 season, Brand went 13-5 in the circle with 81 strikeouts and a 3.88 earned-run average in 120 innings. She issued only six free passes over that same span, and two of Brand’s losses came by one run. She also shone at the plate, where she batted .387 with 33 singles, 23 runs and 15 RBI. Brand threw a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts against Eisenhower and notched a pitching victory over Richards while also slugging a two-run homer. FRANCHESCA GRAFFEO, Shepard, INF, Sr.    • The St. Xavier University-bound Graffeo was both a defensive anchor and big-time offensive threat for the Lady Astros. She batted .476 with 49 hits, 17 doubles, 39 runs, 38 RBI and 21 walks in 2013, and finished her career with a .400 average, 70 runs, 69 RBI, 44 doubles and a .892 fielding percentage. An All-South Suburban Conference Red pick each of the past two seasons, Graffeo has been selected to represent the U.S. National Prospect team and play in Italy as a United State ambassador. Shepard’s Female Athlete of the Year also boasted a 3.9 grade-point average. Singlegame highlights included a 5-for-5 display versus Richards, a 4-for-4 effort against Queen of Peace, and hitting for the cycle while going 5-for-6 with six RBI and five runs versus Oak Lawn. DEVINA GUITIERREZ, Chicago Christian, P, Fr.    • In her inaugural prep season, Gutierrez immediately became a stabilizing force for the Lady Knights as she compiled a 19-9 record and 3.12 ERA in 170 1/3 innings pitched, struck out 156 and walked just 43. During one week in April, Gutierrez went 4-0 while averaging 10 strikeouts per contest and did not give up any free passes in the final three games. She also fanned 13 in a win over Rosary. Offensively, Gutierrez batted .398 with 22 RBI and was a perfect 11-of-11 in stolen bases. Single-game hitting highlights included a 4-for-4, four-RBI effort against Walther Lutheran and a three-hit, four-RBI showing in Chicago Christian’s regional-championship triumph over Illiana Christian. SARAH HEROLD, Sandburg, P, Sr.    • One of the big reasons for Sandburg’s berth in the Class 4A Elite Eight, Herold posted 13 wins, whiffed 166 batters and finished with a 3.53 ERA. Her finest displays in the circle included an 11-strikeout one-hitter versus Bolingbrook and 12-strikeout, four-hit outing against Plainfield East. Herold was also a capable offensive player, as evidenced by her three-hit, three-RBI, threerun performance opposite Homewood-Flossmoor. CANDICE KOCH, Sandburg, INF, Sr.    • Providing vital offense and solid defense for the supersectional-qualifying Lady Eagles, Koch’s contributions were invaluable. She hit .405 with a .449 on-base percentage, 38 RBI, 20 doubles, five homers and a .922 fielding percentage. Her 4-for-4 performance that included two doubles and three RBI helped Sandburg defeat Oak Forest, and Koch also produced memorable outings in wins over Lincoln-Way East (two homers, four RBI) and Lake Park (game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning). KATIE KRZUS, Sandburg, OF, So.    • After playing shortstop on the Lady Eagles freshman team, Krzus made a successful adjustment to left field and helped Sandburg post a 24-15 record, plus gain regional and sectional championships. She finished with a .385 average, 41 RBI, nine homers, a .446 on-base percentage and .959 fielding percentage. Among Krzus’ top individual performances was a three-hit, five-RBI, four-run exhibition versus Joliet Central. HALEY RICHY, Marist, INF, Sr.    • Committed to St. Ambrose University, Richy was stellar on both offense and defense for the 27-10 Lady RedHawks. She batted .336 with 39 hits, 33 RBI, four homers and a .483 slugging percentage. Richy also registered 191 putouts while making only three errors, which translated into a crisp .985 fielding percentage. BETHANY SALAZAR, Evergreen Park, OF, Fr.    • One of the area’s rising young players, Salazar played a huge part in the Lady Mustangs’ 14-13 season that included the winning of a regional title. Evergreen Park’s leadoff hitter batted .572 with 37 RBI, 26 runs, 12 doubles and eight homers. Salazar also spent some time at first base and as a pitcher. Notable offensive moments included a three-hit, three-RBI effort in the Lady Mustangs’ 10-9 victory over Lincoln-Way West and a 3-for-3, one-RBI performance in a win over Mt. Assisi that sealed Evergreen’s regional championship. DOMINIQUE TANCHEZ, Shepard, C, Sr.    • Following a less-than-stellar junior season after transferring to Shepard from Eisenhower, Tanchez convincingly showed what she was capable of for the 23-9 Lady Astros with her bat and behind the dish. She finished with a hefty .513 batting average and delivered several game-winning hits. Tanchez swatted six homers and nine doubles, drove in 39 runs and tallied 18 herself. The Millikin University-bound catcher carefully guided starting pitchers Stephanie Brand and Melissa Kelly while throwing out 15 would-be base stealers and allowing just three passed balls. Tanchez belted a pair of homers against Oak Lawn during the season and had four RBI in Shepard’s regional victory over Kennedy. SARA TOBIN, Richards, OF, Jr.    • A potent leadoff hitter for the Lady Bulldogs, Tobin recorded 14 multiple-hit games and finished (Continued on page 4)


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Court still appeals to MJ 2013 All-Area Softball Team Bartosh    Be like Mike? On the court, of course.    In a court? Thanks, I’ll pass.    Michael Jordan carved out a Hall of Fame NBA career and became his sport’s most transcendent figure by employing a hellbent-for-leather style of play. Sure, there was a gracefulness to what he did with a basketball in his hands, but what is most remembered about MJ was his ferociously competitive nature.    Jordan simply didn’t want to lose, even though that happened a number of times through the first six years of his pro career, when the Detroit Pistons often stood in his way. That demon was finally exorcised in 1991, and Jordan’s Bulls went on to capture six titles in an eightyear span.    Wanting to be the absolute best, and stopping at nothing to make that happen, was the ultimate testimony to Jordan’s greatness. But long after the ball stopped bouncing and with the string of championships now representing a storied past rather than a glorious present, Jordan refuses to let go.    Even though there’s been absolutely nothing for him to prove for the better part of nearly two decades, MJ continues to have a chip on his shoulder. His attitude reminds me of those old battery commercials featuring actor Robert Conrad, who would place the product on his shoulder and dare viewers to knock it off.    Those ads, of course, were done as a spoof, as they played off the tough-guy persona Conrad had created in various roles. But when Jordan, while delivering his Hall of Fame speech in 2009, basically called out various people he felt had slighted him even the tiniest bit at some juncture of his NBA career, it wasn’t fun or amusing.    It was petty. However, as it turned out, that was only the tip of the iceberg.    Jordan is still at it, this time with corporate America squarely in his sights. Certainly, MJ should love the business world, seeing as how he’s made hundreds of millions of dollars off it by hawking a variety of its goods, but not all companies are his pals.    That doesn’t mean he is immune to wanting money from

them, though. And that’s exactly what Jordan is attempting to extract from Dominick’s.    He is suing the grocery-store giant for $5 million for unauthorized use of his identity in ads. The irony is Dominick’s incurred Jordan’s wrath while it was congratulating him in print on his induction into the Hall of Fame, but that’s not how he and his attorneys see things.    According to a story appearing on the NBCchicago.com website, Jordan and his lawyers allege that the advertisement wasn’t only about “respectful praise,” but a “sneaky attempt” at associating MJ with their products.    Jordan had also brought a suit against Jewel-Osco in 2009 for the same kind of thing. JewelOsco’s congratulatory ad featured a pair of red-and-white sneakers with the number 23 on the tongue and a message above the shoes that hailed the “fellow Chicagoan who was ‘just around the corner’ for so many years. “Just around the corner” was used in a Jewel-Osco slogan.    Jordan’s lawsuit alleged that the shoes in the ad were “an inaccurate and misleading copy of Air Jordan basketball shoes” and stated that Jewel-Osco never received Jordan’s permission to use his identity or imply his endorsement with the goods and services offered by the chain.    That case has since gone against Jordan, as a U.S. District judge said Jewel-Osco was practicing “noncommercial speech” and protected by the First Amendment. MJ, however, filed an appeal last fall.    As for Dominick’s, it referred to Jordan as “a cut above” in its message to Michael and also featured a photograph of a steak. At the bottom of the full-page ad was a coupon for a Rancher’s Reserve steak, which is a trademarked name of Dominick’s parent company, Safeway.    The complaint here, according to a story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune, is that Jordan already has his name associated with two steakhouses and an online steak company. Therefore, there is absolutely no possibility of him green-lighting Dominick’s use of anything connected with him to sell its steaks.    Granted, it was a risky move for Dominick’s to include a coupon, even though it never implied Jordan was associ-

ated with Rancher’s Reserve. However, isn’t it just possible the company was unaware of Jordan’s specific affiliation with other steaks?    Honestly, I never knew about it, and I’m willing to bet most other people had no knowledge of it, either. Heck, the last time I was paying close attention to Jordan, he was playing a game of horse with Larry Bird and trying to win a lunch from McDonald’s.    Interestingly, the judge who is hearing the case against Dominick’s evidently chastised Jordan for being greedy. Hopefully, that will be given serious consideration prior to the rendering of a verdict.    I understand why Jordan is protective of his name and would be upset by any unlicensed usage of it, but this seems to be something of a stretch. If either grocery chain had been habitual in trading on Jordan’s notoriety, by all means cut it down to size in the manner that stings the most.    But come on, they were merely praising the guy. The disagreement with Jewel-Osco seemed especially ridiculous, seeing as there was no specific item being promoted in the congratulatory ad, no picture of Jordan and no claim that he was in any way a spokesman for the company.    Has MJ never set foot inside of a Jewel-Osco? If he has and he purchased something, couldn’t that be viewed as an endorsement of sorts?    And speaking of feet, were Jordan and his legal team serious when they referred to the “inaccurate and misleading copy of Air Jordan basketball shoes” in the suit? Even an imbecile wouldn’t have mistaken the shoes that were shown for the real thing.    Dominick’s unquestionably erred, but Air Jordan has also erred if he thinks $5 million worth of damage was done to his reputation. Truth is, he’s doing more harm to it himself by continuing this fight.    Jordan is 50 years old now. He just got remarried, so perhaps he should think about settling down and starting to ease his way into life’s slow lane.    Stop searching for new challenges, Mike, because one of these days you might not like the outcome very much.

(Continued from page 3) with an SSC Red-leading .416 average. Other notable numbers included a .443 on-base percentage, 35 hits, 36 runs, 19 RBI, 10 stolen bases and only five strikeouts in 101 at-bats. Richards’ team captain and SSC Red Player of the Year runner-up went 5-for-5 against Shepard to ensure the Lady Bulldogs of at least a conference championship share and then scored three runs in a win over Evergreen Park that nailed down Richards’ third consecutive outright crown. Tobin handled 34 fielding chances without a single miscue and did not give up an earned run in three innings of pitching. To round out her impressive resume, Tobin carried a GPA significantly above 4.0. STEPHANIE WALLER, Richards, P, Sr. * A solid mound presence for the Lady Bulldogs, Waller posted an 11-8 record with a 2.87 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 119 2/3 innings. She fired two no-hitters against Reavis. Waller, an All-SSC Red selection, will attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on a softball scholarship. EMILY WETZEL, Richards, INF, So.    • Securing All-SSC Red honors for the second year a row, Wetzel was an offensive igniter for the 20-10 Lady Bulldogs as she paced them in triples (five) while ranking second in average (.409), RBI (28) and doubles (11). Academically, she was named an NCFS Scholar Athlete for the second time by maintaining a GPA above 3.5. Wetzel had two hits and two RBI for Richards in a regularseason meeting with eventual Class 3A state champion Tinley Park.

SECOND TEAM JESSICA ALBERTS, Mother McAuley, P, Jr.    • A solid hurler and major part of the Mighty Macs’ 19-6 season, Albert came up big in many key games. She struck out nine in a 12-1 victory over Regina, threw a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a 2-0 triumph over Loyola Academy, went the distance in defeating Marian Catholic and fanned seven in a regional win over Washington. MEGAN BUSH, Mother McAuley, OF, Sr.    • A strong offensive threat for the Mighty Macs, Bush finished with a .453 average, .517 on-base percentage and .679 slugging percentage. She drove in 16 runs and racked up nine doubles. One of Bush’s better games was against Trinity, which was victimized for three hits and two RBI. KATIE CAULFIELD, Marist, INF, Sr.    • The Illinois Wesleyan University recruit batted .356 while whiffing just seven times in 118 at-bats. Caulfield collected 42 hits — including 12 doubles and two homers — scored 24 runs, drove in 20 and amassed a .508 slugging percentage. On defense, she was charged with just six errors in 101 chances, giving her a healthy .941 fielding percentage. Caulfield recorded four-hit performances versus both Oak Forest and Conant. TERRI DEARTH, Mt. Assisi, P, Jr.    • Dearth pitched in eight games and posted a 4-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio (40-10) while leading the Screeching Eagles to a regional-championship contest. She yielded just one homer all season. In addition, Dearth set up behind the plate five times and made 31 putouts. On offense, she batted .460 with respective on-base and slugging percentages of .480 and .553. ELLIE FORKIN, Sandburg, C, Sr.    • Demonstrating leadership ability, Forkin took to that role naturally and played a big part in the Lady Eagles’ run to the Class 4A Elite Eight. She batted .410 with five homers, 28 RBI and a .480 on-base percentage, and finished with a .988 fielding percentage while handling Sarah Herold and the Sandburg pitching staff. Forkin had her biggest games against Homewood Flossmoor (two two-run homers) and Lincoln-Way Central (3-for-4 with a homer in one contest, a two-run homer in another one). MEGAN GLYNN, Chicago Christian, DH, Sr.    • Glynn provided solid offense and defense for the regional-champion Lady Knights, for whom she hit a team-best .488 with 10 doubles, 24 RBI and a .607 slugging percentage. Her RBI total was the second-highest amount among Chicago Christian players. Glynn had two hits and four RBI in the Lady Knights’ title-clinching regional win over Illiana Christian and went 3-for-4 with three RBI versus Reavis in another contest. BREANNA KAMINSKI, Richards, INF, Sr.    • An All-SSC Red choice for the second straight year, Kaminski batted .348 for the Lady Bulldogs and led them with 31 RBI and two homers. She also clubbed nine doubles. Game highlights included a 4-for-4 showing against T.F. South, three hits with a homer and four RBI versus Riverside-Brookfield, and a go-ahead two-run dinger in what became a victory over Shepard. MADISON NAUJOKAS, Marist, INF, Fr.    • Posting numbers often reserved for upperclassmen, Naujokas excelled both offensively and defensive for the Lady RedHawks. She batted .394 and fanned only nine times in 99 at-bats while collecting 39 hits, including 10 of the extra-base variety. Naujokas scored 25 runs, drove in 14, compiled a slugging percentage of .545 and was 11-of-12 in stolen bases. On defense, she racked up 76 putouts and 73 assists with just two errors for a .987 fielding percentage. VICTORIA NEMEC, Richards, P, Jr.    • A big plus for the Lady Bulldogs’ pitching corps, Nemec went 9-2 while throwing only 79 innings. She struck out 55 batters over that stretch and logged a sparkling 1.98 ERA. MOLLY POHRBNY, Richards, C/DH, Jr.    • An All-SSC Red selection for the past two seasons, Pohrbny batted .375 with 20 RBI, a teamhigh 14 doubles and .568 slugging percentage. She went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against Shepard, and drove in the go-ahead run against Evergreen Park that sealed a third consecutive outright conference title for Richards. ASHLEY QUINLAN, Chicago Christian, INF, Sr.    • One of the Lady Knights’ primary offensive weapons, Quinlan finished third on the squad with a .394 average. A team-best four homers were featured among her 39 hits, and she drove in 29 runs while amassing a .576 slugging percentage. Quinlan went 3-for-5 with three RBI in a Chicago Christian victory over Marian Central and 3-for-5 with four RBI against Timothy Christian. JASMINE RAMIREZ, Queen of Peace, OF, Sr.    • A standout player for the Pride, Ramirez batted .380 with a .417 on-base percentage and.658 slugging percentage in 25 games. She belted eight doubles and four homers, knocked in 19 runs, tallied 17 and struck out only 11 times in 79 at-bats. High points this season included swatting a three-run homer against Immaculate Conception and producing four RBI versus Regina. She also went deep in that latter game. MADDIE VOJACEK, Evergreen Park, P, Fr.    • Vojacek arrived in midseason and played a big part in the Lady Mustangs’ playoff run. Appearing in five games, she won four of them, her only defeat coming against eventual conference champ Richards, which managed just two earned runs and five hits over seven innings. In all, Vojacek threw 34 innings, fanned 22, walked nine and posted a 1.43 ERA.

HONORABLE MENTION THERESA KRAISS, Chicago Christian KAYCEE PITMANN, Chicago Christian JENNA HASSE, Evergreen Park KAITLYN KENNY, Marist ERICA NAGEL, Marist JULIE TRELLICOSO, Marist BROOKE WILSON, Marist ALEX BROWN, Mother McAuley RACHEL BURBA, Oak Lawn CASEY KODATT, Queen of Peace JOEY CROCKETT, Stagg BRIANA MINET, Stagg

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Summer Baseball (Continued from page 3) day at the Reavis Wooden Bat Tournament, but the Astros’ 109 defeat had some definite high points. One was Shepard’s ability to force extra frames, as it trailed 9-4 entering the bottom of the seventh.    In that inning, three sophomores-to-be reached base and were driven home on Kevin Knoerzer’s double. Smith lofted a sacrifice fly and a Rebels error allowed the tying marker to cross the plate.    “We’re playing with a bunch of babies,” DiFoggio said, “and we played a nice little ballgame. I really like what I see. We’re putting the ball in play and we’re not afraid — that’s the big thing.    “In high school baseball games, other teams don’t [usually] beat you. You most often beat yourself.”    Mundo and Smith (three strikeouts in one inning) gave the Astros more solid pitching, but there were also some struggles on the hill. That was evidenced by Shepard’s throwing of 192 pitches and issuance of 10 walks, six of which resulted in TF South runs.    Bringing home three of the Astros’ earlier runs were Peterka (two-RBI single) and Carmody (single). A double steal led to the fourth tally. RICHARDS    The Bulldogs were playing their best baseball of the spring at the end of the season, and momentum from that late surge carried over into early summer as they went 5-0 last week.    Richards outscored its foes by a combined 56-20 score and piled up double-digit runs in four of those games. Perhaps its most impressive exhibition came against St. Charles East on Friday.    The Fighting Saints were third in Class 4A during the spring, but they were no match for the Bulldogs here as they suffered a 13-5 setback at Richards’ weekend tournament. The ’Dogs tallied in every inning but the first and knocked out 16 hits.    Six players produced multiplehit efforts, with all-area catcher Charlie Zeschke and Shawn Chiaramonte leading the onslaught with three apiece. Both players were credited with two RBI, and Zeschke also scored a run. Eric Mallo (three runs, one RBI), Chris Zeschke (two runs, one RBI), Noel Castro (two runs) and Kyle Garrett (one RBI) all supplied two hits.    “I like the fact we’re getting production one through nine [in the order] instead of just one through five,” Richards coach Brian Wujcik said. “We’re not in a situation where it’s eight outs and then Charlie, so it gives us some nice options.    “We’re not a very big team. We don’t have the same size we had in the spring, but we’re hitting line drives everywhere. I’m happy with all factors — we’re hitting the ball, we’re playing [good] defense and we’re throwing strikes.”    The Bulldogs broke things open versus St. Charles East by erupting for four runs in both the sixth and seventh stanzas. A Saints error and wild pitch boosted Richards, but Charlie Zeschke (tworun double), Mallo (single), Dan Estrella (sacrifice fly) and Brett Thomas (bases-loaded walk) also contributed to the rallies. Chiaramonte (two-run double, sacrifice fly), Garrett (RBI single) and Chris Zeschke (sacrifice fly) spearheaded the Bulldogs’ earlier rounds of noisemaking.    Also on Friday, Richards continually responded to uprisings by St. Ignatius and eventually pocketed a 12-6 win. The ’Dogs expunged a 6-all tie by plating six runs in the fifth, a blitz fueled by Garrett’s two-run double and Nick Majia’s RBI two-bagger, plus Mallo’s suicide squeeze and later steal of home.    Also recording RBI for Richards in the contest were Charlie Zeschke (double), Estrella (double), Chiaramonte (single) and Castro (groundout). Chiaramonte, Estrella, Garrett and Mallo all finished with a couple of hits.    Thomas earned the pitching triumph with four innings of three-hit relief. ***    The Bulldogs wrapped up tourney play on Saturday by blasting TF South 11-4 behind a 15-hit attack. Estrella (three hits, three runs, two RBI), A.J. Sanchez (two hits, three RBI, one run) Castro (two hits, three RBI), Chiaramonte (two hits, two RBI, two runs), Charlie Zeschke (two hits, three runs) and Mallo (two hits, one run) all made their presences felt on Richards’ behalf.    Once again, the Bulldogs spread out their scoring. Richards tallied at least two runs in four of its plate appearances.    “A lot of times in the spring, we were a one-inning team,” Wujcik said.    Chris Zeschke pitched four innings and struck out five to gain the win. ***    Richards got its summer sched-

ule underway by sweeping a Thursday doubleheader from Evergreen Park, 8-4 and 12-1. Nate Natividad, a part-time player in the spring, ignited the Bulldogs’ offense by going 5-for-5 with seven RBI over the two games.    “He’s going to be valuable to us next year because he can play three infield positions,” Wujcik said of Natividad.    All three of Natividad’s Game 1 hits went for two bases, and Sanchez added two doubles of his own to the cause while knocking in a pair of runs and tallying once. Majia chipped in two hits, an RBI and one run for Richards, which scored six of its markers in the second inning after two batters had been retired.    “With these guys, there’s a little bit of a sense of business to take care of,” Wujcik said. “They’re applying what they’ve learned and there’s not as much starting over as in some other summers. They’re ready to play and they’re playing the game very smart.”    Backed by 10-hit support, Andrew Schramm was able to bag a pitching win as he scattered five hits and fanned three over 4 2/3 innings.    Charlie Zeschke (two hits, two runs, one RBI) joined Natividad at the two-hit plateau in the second contest, and the Bulldogs left the Mustangs in the dust by exploding for 10 runs in the third frame. Natividad had both of his hits — one of them went for a double — and all four of his RBI during the rally, while six other Richards players chased in one teammate.    Chris Lovetere (single) and Adrian Garcia (groundout) accounted for the Bulldogs’ first two RBI in the second inning. Eric Ruge was the victorious pitcher. EVERGREEN PARK    While the Mustangs couldn’t knock off their South Suburban Conference Red neighbor last week, they did find success against De La Salle, which was dispatched 5-3 behind two-hit performances from Mark Martin and Corey Miller.    Tim Walsh added an RBI, and Frank Meisl and Aaron Green Van Zee teamed up on the mound to hold the Meteors’ sticks in check. While the week was only a partial success for Evergreen Park, assistant coach Jason Dunneback noticed a distinct difference in players’ approaches compared to summers past.    “They’re all jacked up right now,” Dunneback said. “I’ve been here nine years, and at the end of the spring, it’s [typically] like, ‘OK, we’ll move on to football,’ but a lot of kids are now doing both. Winning brings out the best in them.”    Winning is something the Mustangs did a fair amount of over the last two-thirds of the spring campaign. Although Evergreen’s ledger stood only one game over .500 at the end, its won three times in the postseason and reached a sectional final for the first time in school history. The Mustangs’ Class 3A regional crown was the first one for the baseball program in 55 years.    “One of the biggest things I see from the spring is that they’re in the weight room [already] and they’re doing things on their own,” Dunneback said of Evergreen athletes.    Martin, Brendan Walsh and Miller all performed well against Richards, and Dunneback felt pitcher David Ziebarth was decent in his first prolonged outing. That, Dunneback says, is something all players must adjust to, as they become a more integral part of the program.    “We have a lot of new kids coming in and they need to see how it feels,” he said. “This is new. You haven’t been on the mound for six innings, but when you’re a junior who’s going to be a senior, you have to expect to pitch more than two innings.    “I want to see progress made [this summer].” STAGG    The Chargers did not triumph in three tries last week, but only a 7-1 loss to Chicago Christian ranked as a disappointment.    That Monday clash tilted the Knights’ way when they scored five times in the fifth inning. In response, Stagg managed only four hits and plated its lone run on Tim Gambil’s sacrifice fly.    “I think it’s going to be a similar team to what we’ve had [of late],” Chargers coach Matt O’Neill said. “We’re not going to score a lot of runs, so we’re going to have to catch the ball and pitch [well].”    Four juniors-to-be toed the rubber for Stagg, with Connor Bartle cited as the most impressive member of the quartet. While the Chargers will benefit from the return of all-area honorable mention Max Strus and junior-to-be Jeff Goral on the hill, more than a 1-2 punch will be required to keep Stagg afloat after it moves into the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue for the 201314 school year.    “We’ve got Strus and Goral back, then a bunch of unknowns after them,” O’Neill said. “We definitely have to have a couple of guys step up, kind of like Goral, and to some extent Strus, did.”    Two pitchers did exactly that

Thursday, June 20, 2013 Section 2 on Thursday, as the Chargers limited Lemont to one run. However, the combined four-hitter tossed by Brendon Kivlehan and Kenon Kizlaitis went for naught as Stagg was unable to reach the scoreboard itself in a 1-0 final.    Kris Swanson and Jake Wimmer each stroked two hits for the Chargers, who totaled seven hits in all. ***    C.J. Casey made an early bid for consideration as a go-to hurler by holding Lincoln-Way East to one hit over three innings last Wednesday. He whiffed three and walked only one, and what made Casey’s performance notable was that the Griffins wound up plating eight runs on the day and beating Stagg by one.    “He’s kind of a wild card for us,” O’Neill said of Casey. “He could be in the mix as a No. 3 guy for us, and he’s going to get every opportunity [to do it].”    As for the Chargers’ offense, it, too, exhibited positive signs. Stagg knocked out a baker’s dozen worth of hits and racked up multiplerun innings in both the first (two runs) and third (fourth).    Brett Stratinsky was the Chargers’ main man with two doubles and three RBI, but Jack Duffner (one hit, two RBI) and Drew Bolero (RBI groundout) further aided the cause. Stagg, which also picked up a sixth-inning run via a balk, was ahead 7-3, but Lincoln-Way East pulled even in the bottom of the sixth and then pushed across the deciding run one stanza later on a sacrifice fly.    Although O’Neill obviously would have preferred a better outcome for his club, he thought the contest was still beneficial.    “It’s good to be in those kinds of games and good to see where guys are at mentally [and if] they know what to do,” O’Neill said. “That’s kind of what summer is all about for me -- how they’re going to react to situations.” BROTHER RICE    A 1-3 start to the summer for the Crusaders was a bit deceiving because they could have just as easily gone unbeaten as all three of their defeats were one-run verdicts.    De La Salle (3-2), St. Laurence (4-3) and St. Rita (4-3) each beat Brother Rice, while Marist was saddled with a 5-3 setback. Crusaders coach John McCarthy was satisfied with squad’s overall play and unfazed by the relative lack of batting punch, insisting that Rice’s “hitting will improve.”    “The biggest thing is having a good approach and knowing what you’re doing,” he said. “We should be tough to beat [in the future] because whenever you have that, you don’t beat yourself. [The low scores] were also a tribute to our arms and defense.”    While the Crusaders’ 2014 spring team will feature key veterans such as all-area selections Kevin Biondic and Brian Musielak, Kevin Sullivan and Ian McGuinness, and is well fortified in most areas, McCarthy is still viewing summer ball as a trial period. And in his opinion, nailbiters like the ones in which Rice engaged last week should speed up player development.    “I loved it because you can see how guys respond in pressure situations, especially the young guys,” McCarthy said. “We have a lot of solid guys, but we’ll see who wants to earn a spot in the spring and what they will do to get it. Everybody’s still battling for a job.    “We have a lot of returners and we’re feeling good, but all that really doesn’t mean much unless you go out and play with intensity. The talent in the area’s too good to not do that. Our [seniors-to-be] have to make those steps leadership-wise and know how to get the most out of those younger guys and themselves.    “We have to take the next step as a program — if we don’t, we’re going to get passed by. That’s just the way it is.”

Community sports news Moraine’s Fraser competes in national golf event

9 a.m. at the fields at 107th and Kilpatrick.    Moraine Valley College sopho-    Schools scheduled to attend more Jeremy Fraser took part in include Brother Rice, Sandburg, the National Junior College Ath- Marist, Chicago Christian, deletic Association Division II Men’s fending Class 8A champion Mt. Golf National Championship in Carmel, TF South, Class 7A runlate May and finished 73rd in a ner-up Lincoln-Way East, Loyola Academy, De La Salle, Hinsdale field of 122 competitors.    Fraser’s appearance was his Central and Harlan in addition second consecutive one in the na- to the Bulldogs. This will be the tional event, a feat accomplished only 7-on-7 competition for some by only one other Cyclones golfer of those programs this summer. in school history. In 2012, Fraser    For more information, call Skip was accompanied by the entire Pearson at 217-0021. Moraine squad, which landed in the No. 12 position in the final Sports camps at Moraine Valley    Moraine Valley College will team standings.    This time, Fraser went it alone conduct basketball and volleyball at the Goose Pond Colony in camps the week of July 15-18. Scottsboro, Ala., where he fired    The basketball camp, for youngthree consecutive 77s before con- sters entering grades 3-8, will run cluding with a final-round score from 9-10:30 a.m. daily, while the of 78. Although he has generally volleyball camp will go from 11 fared better in cooler weather, Fra- a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. The latser was able to maintain consis- ter is open to youngsters in grades tency throughout, both off the 5-9. Leading the respective camps will be Moraine athletic director tee and on the greens.    “He consistently drove the ball Bill Finn and Cyclones volleyball 300 yards [and] I’m very happy coach Gloria Coughlin. with how he played,” Cyclones    The cost of each camp is $70. coach Bob Freudenthal said. “He’s Participants can register only had two great years at Moraine through Moraine’s athletic department. Valley.”    Fraser will attend Lewis Uni-    For more information, call 974versity in the fall on a golf schol- 5727 or visit www.morainevalley. edu/Athletics. arship.

Richards to host 7-on-7 football tournament

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will be conducted each Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Bremen High School, beginning June 25.    The class, which is free of charge and has no perquisites, will run for a total of eight weeks. Training will cover rules interpretation, penalty enforcement and positioning, and those completing the course will have an opportunity to earn an IHSA officials license and work games this fall.    For more information or to register online, visit www.iaco-official.org.

NAYS hoops tourneys headed to nearby sites

   North American Youth Sports will hold youth basketball tournaments at Plainfield East High School and three Bolingbrook sites during the month of July.    The Plainfield tourney will run July 19-21, while those in Bolingbrook will be conducted July 2428 at Bolingbrook High School, the Annerino Recreation Center and Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center. The respective deadlines for entry are June 28 and 30.    The cost is $265 at Plainfield with a minimum per-team guarantee of five games, while the Bolingbrook sessions will be $600 with a nine-game guarantee. Each tournament is open to youngsters in grades 5-12.    For more information or to obtain an entry form, call 1866-352-5915 or visit www. northamericanyouthsports.org.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION STANDARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, -v.JOHN J. FARANO, JR., LEO WILCZEK, JR., STANDARD BANK AND TRUST, NOT PERSONALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF TRUST NUMBER 20209 DATED JANUARY 22, 2008, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF STANDARD BANK AND TRUST AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JANUARY 22, 2008, AND KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 20209, UNKNOWN OWNERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 6756 9750 W. 167TH ST. Orland Hills, 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 May 22, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 2, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9750 W. 167TH ST., Orland Hills, IL 60467 Property Index No. 27-21-402-008-0000. The real estate is improved with vacant land. The judgment amount was $878,396.16. 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: NOONAN & LIEBERMAN, 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1100, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 212-4028. Please refer to file number 169228. 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. NOONAN & LIEBERMAN 105 W. ADAMS ST., SUITE 1100 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 212-4028 Attorney File No. 1692-28 Attorney Code. 38245 Case Number: 12 CH 6756 TJSC#: 33-13091 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. I537891

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.LILIANA BOULAKIEVA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 026557 15047 HOLIDAY COURT ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 31, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 11, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 15047 HOLIDAY COURT, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-09-303-055. 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. 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. 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 14-11-19223. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-19223 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 026557 TJSC#: 33-13598 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. I541367

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY D I V I S I O N � TCF NATIONAL BANK P l a i n t i f f , � v . � DEAN H. GOLTZ A/K/A DEAN GOLTZ, 9420 GREENBRIAR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION F/K/A HICKORY OAKS CONDOMINIUM UNIT TWO ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 42039 9420 GREENBRIAR ROAD, UNIT #3D AND UNIT #G16 Hickory Hills, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 21, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 27, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9420 GREENBRIAR ROAD, UNIT #3D AND UNIT #G16, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-02-303-110-1020 (UNIT# 3D) & 23-02-303-110-1040 (UNIT #G16). The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $154,999.80. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: DAVID T. COHEN, DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES, 10729 WEST 159TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467, (708) 460-7711. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. DAVID T. COHEN & ASSOCIATES 10729 WEST 159TH STREET ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 (708) 460-7711 Attorney Code. 25602 Case Number: 12 CH 42039 TJSC#: 33-4971 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. I536185

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For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION HOMEWARD RESIDENTIAL, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � SAMIA S. HASAN, NIHAD HANNOUN, HERITAGE POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 26125 8206 W. 111TH ST., UNIT 2-3D 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 April 11, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 16, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8206 W. 111TH ST., UNIT 2-3D, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-14-400-137-1024. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. The judgment amount was $170,820.43. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 12 CH 26125 TJSC#: 33-10480 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. I530135

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MARQUETTE BANK Plaintiff, -v.CARA TETZNER, JASON E. TETZNER, LAUREN ROSE TETZNER, BROOKSIDE OF PALOS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD G. TETZNER, WILLIAM P. BUTCHER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR EDWARD G. TETZNER, STATE OF ILLINOIS Defendants 12 CH 023648 11719 S. BROOKSIDE DRIVE UNIT #101 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 April 3, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 5, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11719 S. BROOKSIDE DRIVE UNIT #101, PALOS PARK, IL 60464 Property Index No. 23-23-409-036-1051. 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. 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. 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 14-12-18666. 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. 1412-18666 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 023648 TJSC#: 33-8946 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. I538212

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, -v.VYTAUTAS J. KEBURIS, KATHERINE KEBURIS A/K/A KATHERINE Y. KEBURIS, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK Defendants 12 CH 005132 15960 HAVEN AVENUE ORLAND HILLS, IL 60477 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 30, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 9, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 15960 HAVEN AVENUE, ORLAND HILLS, IL 60477 Property Index No. 27-22-203-009. 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. 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. 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 14-12-01786. 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. 14-12-01786 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 005132 TJSC#: 33-13374 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. I539408

For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CAMA PLAN FBO IRA ACCOUNT #T090415 P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � LUCITA C. RODRIGUEZ; JUAN RODRIGUEZ; U N K N O W N � OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s , � 12 CH 33156 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on April 11, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, July 12, 2013 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. 27-22-422-007-0000. Commonly known as 16336 Pepperwood Trail, Orland Hills, IL 60487. 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. THE SALE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO GENERAL TAXES, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AND TO A PRIOR RECORDED FIRST MORTGAGE 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. F12060038 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I536844

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For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � BLAZEJ BIELAWSKI; COMMUNITY SAVINGS BANK, A S � TRUSTEE UTA #LT-1964 DATED 10/28/04; U N K N O W N � BENEFICIARIES OF COMMUNITY SAVINGS BANK, A S � TRUSTEE UTA #LT-1964 DATED 10/28/04; AND UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S ; � D e f e n d a n t s , � 10 CH 29381 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on April 9, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 23-14-406-010. Commonly known as 10742 East Olympia Circle, 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 1019108. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I536807

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For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, -v.EDWARD F. ANDJULIS A/K/A EDWARD FRANCIS AND JULIS, GAIL E. ANDJULIS A/K/A GAIL ELIZABETH ANDJULIS A/K/A GAIL WALSHON Defendants 11 CH 013891 10213 HIBISCUS DRIVE 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 April 19, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 22, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 10213 HIBISCUS DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-09-310-013. 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. 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. 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 14-11-11834. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-11834 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 013891 TJSC#: 33-12245 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. I542121

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.VINCENT S. MARUSZAK A/K/A VINCENT MARUSZAK, LINDA M. MARUSZAK, CITY OF CHICAGO, STATE OF ILLINOIS, COLE TAYLOR BANK Defendants 12 CH 003443 13011 S. WINNEBAGO ROAD PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 27, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 1, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 13011 S. WINNEBAGO ROAD, PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463 Property Index No. 23-36-219-013. 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. 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. 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 14-11-05612. 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. 1411-05612 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 003443 TJSC#: 33-8099 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. I537057

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, -v.RALPH W. KERN JR. A/K/A RALPH KERN, DEBORAH S. KERN Defendants 12 CH 031068 9231 PARK PLACE ORLAND HILLS, IL 60487 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 5, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 9, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9231 PARK PLACE, ORLAND HILLS, IL 60487 Property Index No. 27-22-310017. 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. 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. 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 14-12-20476. 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. 1412-20476 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 031068 TJSC#: 33-9197 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. I538759

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MARY SULLIVAN A/K/A MARY E. SULLIVAN A/ K/A MARY ELLEN SULLIVAN, TREETOP CONDOMINIUM #44-45 ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 004296 15349 WEST AVENUE UNIT #4506 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 March 25, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 27, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 15349 WEST AVENUE UNIT #4506, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-16-209-048-1012. The real estate is improved with a condo/townhouse. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 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. 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 14-11-38560. 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. 1411-38560 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 004296 TJSC#: 33-7825 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. I536549

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.AIDAN F. FINN, MARGARET L. STACK A/K/A MARGARET L. FINN, STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE Defendants 10 CH 037128 8613 W. 123RD STREET PALOS PARK, IL 60464 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 28, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 1, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8613 W. 123RD STREET, PALOS PARK, IL 60464 Property Index No. 2326-300-019. 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. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-29759. 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. 1410-29759 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 10 CH 037128 TJSC#: 33-8135 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. I537063

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JOHN D. CONNEELY, MAURA CONNEELY, STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE Counter Plaintiff, v . � JOHN D. CONNEELY, MAURA CONNEELY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD C L A I M A N T S � C o u n t e r - D e f e n d a n t s � 10 CH 35707 9010 WOODLAND DRIVE Hickory Hills, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 11, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 15, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9010 WOODLAND DRIVE, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-03-219-007-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family r e s i d e n c e . � The judgment amount was $192,772.32. 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 6 0 5 / 1 8 . 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: BURKE & HANDLEY, 1430 BRANDING AVENUE, SUITE 175, Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 852-9197. 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. 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. I537970

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NEW CENTURY BANK, AN ILLINOIS BANKING CORPORATION

For Sale Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JAN KIRCHOF, ''MERS'' MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR CITIBANK, N.A., CITIBANK, N.A., RIVIERA REGAL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 11 CH 04179 11108 S. 84TH AVE., UNIT 3A 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 April 11, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 15, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 11108 S. 84TH AVE., UNIT 3A, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-23-101-116-1124, 23-23-101-116-1029. The real estate is improved with a residential condominium. The judgment amount was $108,433.20. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 11 CH 04179 TJSC#: 33-9905 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. I528746

For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I A T I O N � P l a i n t i f f , � v . � VIDAL J. ZAMUDIO, MICHELLE GARIBAY, TIFFANY PLACE II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF VIDAL J. ZAMUDIO, IF ANY D e f e n d a n t s � 10 CH 36615 7305 WEST 157TH STREET 3A ORLAND PARK, IL 6 0 4 6 2 � NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 4, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 8, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7305 WEST 157TH STREET 3A, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-13-408-045-1009. The real estate is improved with a 3 story multi-unit building with a detached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1024296. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1024296 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 10 CH 36615 TJSC#: 33-8200 I539884

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division. Wells Fargo Bank, NA P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � Daniel T. Orzech; Susan D. Orzech; United States of America; Patricia Doyle; Effrin S. Buckner; Capital One Bank; Debt Buyers, Inc. dba Freedom Capital; Thomas Lamb; Julie Feigl-Lamb; United States of America; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants D e f e n d a n t s , � 10 CH 12804 Sheriff's # 130420 W10030072 WELLS 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 July 29, 2013, 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: 12412 South Melvina Avenue, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463 P.I.N: 24-29-314-013-0000 Improvements: This property consists of a Single Family Residence. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special a s s e s s m e n t s . � Premise will NOT be open for inspection. Firm Information: Plaintiff's Attorney FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC Anthony Porto 1807 W. DIEHL., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60566-7228 forecl o s u r e n o t i c e @ f a l - i l l i n o i s . c o m � 866-402-8661 fax 630-428-4620 For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I538438

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C E R T I F I C A T E H O L D E R � OF CWABS INC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES S E R I E S � 2007-12; Plaintiff, v s . � ST. CLAIR GIL AKA ST CLAIRE GILL; CHANDRA GILL; ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; U N K N O W N � HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ST. CLAIR GILL, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHANDRA G I L L , � IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD C L A I M A N T � D e f e n d a n t s , � 11 CH 38166 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on April 18, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, July 19, 2013 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. 27-13-303-031-0000. Commonly known as 7718 West 157th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W 1 1 3 0 6 7 . � INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I539242

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For Notice Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, I L L I N O I S � COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, NA; P l a i n t i f f , � v s . � WILLIAM MOY; TERESA L. MOY; UNKNOWN O W N E R S � AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 18339 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on April 12, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 23-01-311-008-0000. Commonly known as 9241 SOUTH 78TH AVENUE, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457. 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 1209685. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I539135

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Plaintiff, -v.MORRISON FURNITURE, INC., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, MORRISON ORLAND PARK, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, JAMES C. MORRISON, NORTH STAR TRUST COMPANY, AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR TO SOUTH HOLLAND TRUST & SAVINGS BANK, NOT PERSONALLY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 23, 1986 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NO 8329, ETHAN ALLEN RETAIL, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 39541 9520 W 143RD STREET Orland Park, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 27, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 9, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 9520 W 143RD STREET, Orland Park, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-03-300-021-0000. The real estate is improved with vacant land. The judgment amount was $717,980.18. 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: THOMAS M. LOMBARDO, GINSBERG JACOBS LLC, 300 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2750, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 660-9611. 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. 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. I538415

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.KHALED ABUNADA, RAJA ABUNADA, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., BROOK HILLS HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, BROOK HILLS TOWNHOME OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, BROOK HILLS WEST P.U.D. TOWNHOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, ADDITIONAL COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF Defendants 10 CH 023491 17233 LAKEBROOK DRIVE ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 19, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 17233 LAKEBROOK DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 Property Index No. 27-30-413-023. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-14371. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-10-14371 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 10 CH 023491 TJSC#: 33-10358 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. I541384

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC Plaintiff, -v.WERNER STEENVOORDEN, AMANDA A. STEENVOORDEN, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA, HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A. FKA HOUSEHOLD BANK, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. F/K/A CAPITAL ONE BANK Defendants 10 CH 027689 14350 BROOK AVENUE 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 April 11, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 15, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 14350 BROOK AVENUE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-09-203-026. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-13749. 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. 1410-13749 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 10 CH 027689 TJSC#: 33-9848 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. I540789

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, -v.MONIKA KOMINAKOVA, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE NOTE HOLDERS OF CWHEQ, INC., REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2006-1, SCENIC TREE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Defendants 12 CH 27042 8555 W. 102ND TERRACE, UNIT 203 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 April 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 22, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8555 W. 102ND TERRACE, UNIT 203, Palos Hills, IL 60465 Property Index No. 23-11-302-003-1087 VOL. 0151. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $90,091.94. 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 12-2103. 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. 12-2103 Attorney Code. Case Number: 12 CH 27042 TJSC#: 33-11360 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. I542116

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.ANDREW CECHMAN, BARBARA CECHMAN, ARCHER BANK, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA, AS PURCHASER OF THE LOANS AND OTHER ASSETS OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA FROM THE FDIC, ACTING AS RECEIVER FOR THE SAVINGS BANK AND PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT, TARGET NATIONAL BANK F/K/A RETAILERS NATIONAL BANK Defendants 09 CH 049578 8040 W. 131ST STREET 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 April 11, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 15, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 8040 W. 131ST STREET, PALOS PARK, IL 60464 Property Index No. 23-35-210008. 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. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-39465. 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. 1409-39465 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 09 CH 049578 TJSC#: 33-9769 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. I540408

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.MALAK MUSA, EMIL MUSA, MALAK MUSA, AS TRUSTEE AND/OR HIS SUCCESSOR OF THE MALAK MUSA TRUST U/T/A DATED 5/18/98, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, UNITED CENTRAL BANK, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MALAK MUSA TRUST U/T/A DATED 5/18/98, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 12 CH 037366 13630 MOHAWK LANE ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 4, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 13630 MOHAWK LANE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-01-107-041. 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. 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. 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 14-12-00657. 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. 1412-00657 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12 CH 037366 TJSC#: 33-9082 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. I540935

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For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH3, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH3 P l a i n t i f f , � v . � JOSE MALDONADO AKA JOSE A. MALDONADO, ANA MALDONADO AKA ANA M. MALDONADO, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 12 CH 16009 8120 JONATHAN DRIVE HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 19, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 8120 JONATHAN DRIVE, HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-02-209-007-0000. The real estate is improved with a 2 story home with an attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1106457. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA1106457 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 12 CH 16009 TJSC#: 33-9496 I541411

For Sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. P l a i n t i f f , � v . � EDWIN ARROYO, WANDA ARROYO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS D e f e n d a n t s � 11 CH 14578 7816 W. 91ST ST. Hickory Hills, IL 60457 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 15, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 17, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:Commonly known as 7816 W. 91ST ST., Hickory Hills, IL 60457 Property Index No. 23-01-108-022-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $284,942.34. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD., 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 11-2222-17456. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 372-2020 Attorney File No. 11-2222-17456 Attorney Code. 4452 Case Number: 11 CH 14578 TJSC#: 33-12430 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. I541329

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Pain is not the enemy Submitted by Dr. Linda Ehlers

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McCord hosts exhibit by Lemont Artiat Guild â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The original works of the Lemont Artists Guild are on display at the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, Friday, through Saturday, July 13. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The show includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces in mediums including painting, watercolor, photography, fiber, jewelry, glass, pastel, collage, drawing and wood. Pictured is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coffee Break,â&#x20AC;? a three-dimensional mosaic tile by Dee Everson. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Established in 1992, the Lemont Artists Guild offers a gathering point for many local artists and friends of the arts. The original and creative art of the guild demonstrates its love for the arts along with the mission of encouraging the arts for all. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The public is invited to meet these talented artists at a reception Friday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center is at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th St. and La Grange Road), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit mccordgallery.org.

Videoview by Jay Bobbin â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; (NOTICE: Ratings for each film begin with a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rating â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one star meaning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;poor,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; four meaning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;excellentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; followed by the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and then by a family-viewing guide, the key for which appears below.) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; STARTING THIS WEEK: â&#x20AC;&#x153;JACK THE GIANT SLAYERâ&#x20AC;?: The fable of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack and the Beanstalkâ&#x20AC;? gets a big revision from director Bryan Singer in this hugely visual fantasy, which succeeds on its sights even when the dramatics fall short. Nicholas Hoult (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warm Bodiesâ&#x20AC;?) plays courageous Jack, who ascends into a world of literal giants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; led by Bill Nighy, as one of the two-headed variety â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to rescue a captured princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor also star as the heroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal allies. DVD extras: deleted scenes; outtakes. *** (PG-13: P, V) (Also on Bluray and On Demand) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;QUARTETâ&#x20AC;?: With an acting career packed with numerous achievements including two Oscars, Dustin Hoffman tackled directing a feature film with this wonderfully acted drama about sudden upheaval in a retirement home for musicians. The arrival of the newest resident (Maggie Smith) shakes things up for her ex-husband (Tom Courtenay) and their former professional partners (Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins). An imminent concert may or may not lead differences among them to be patched up. DVD extras: â&#x20AC;&#x153;making-ofâ&#x20AC;? documentaries; audio commentary by Hoffman. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;21 & OVERâ&#x20AC;?: If this comedy seems like a younger take on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hangover,â&#x20AC;? it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a surprise to learn that filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s writers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jon Lucas and Scott Moore â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wrote and directed this one. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the familiar-feeling but still-funny story of a student (Justin Chon) whose 21st birthday happens to fall on the eve of an important interview he has ... which doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter in the slightest to his best friends (Miles Teller, the pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear show stealer, and Skylar Astin), who spirit him away for a wild night. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE LAST EXORCISM PART IIâ&#x20AC;?: So, this now makes the preceding movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nextto-Last Exorcismâ&#x20AC;?? Ashley Bell is back as the woman who needed the devil driven out of her last time ... and since thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sequel, you can guess that effort wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely successful. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to get her emotional traction back at a group home, meaning others also are in easy reach of peril when Satan comes calling again. DVD extras: three â&#x20AC;&#x153;making-ofâ&#x20AC;? documentaries; audio commentary by director Ed Gass-Donnelly and producer Eli Roth. ** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;STOKERâ&#x20AC;?: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the se-

cret of Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode)? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revealed slowly and eerily to the mother and daughter (Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska) who welcome him into their home, then have cause to wonder if that was a smart move, in this intriguing tale from director Park Chanwook (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oldboyâ&#x20AC;?). The women are recovering from the loss of the man (Dermot Mulroney) in their family, but it soon becomes clear Charlie may be far from the ideal replacement. Jacki Weaver (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver Linings Playbookâ&#x20AC;?) also appears. *** (R: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;DROP DEAD DIVA: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASONâ&#x20AC;?: This almost became the final season of the series, but it got a reprieve that is seeing its next round about to start on Lifetime. Here, Jane (Brooke Elliott) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the attorney whose body houses the spirit of a deceased model â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is enmeshed in new sets of problems both earthly and otherworldly, some involving a potential change in her marital status. The show always has landed familiar guest stars, and among those here are Valerie Harper, Joan Rivers, Patty Duke, Kelly Osbourne, Nancy Grace and tennis icon Serena Williams. DVD extras: outtakes, deleted scenes. *** (Not rated: AS, P) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; COMING SOON: â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE CALLâ&#x20AC;? (June 25): A 911 operator (Halle Berry) tries to save a teen (Abigail Breslin) who calls for help after being kidnapped and locked in a car trunk. (R: AS, P, V) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONEâ&#x20AC;? (June 25): Magician partners (Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi) re-energize their act to overcome a challenge from a rival (Jim Carrey). (PG-13: AS, P) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE HOSTâ&#x20AC;? (July 9): The story by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twilightâ&#x20AC;? author Stephenie Meyer finds a teen (Saoirse Ronan) trying to fight off the alien that has occupied her body. (PG13: AS, V) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;SPRING BREAKERSâ&#x20AC;? (July 9): While on vacation, several young girlfriends fall under the influence of a questionable mentor (James Franco). Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens also star. (R: AS, N, P, V) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;GIRLS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASONâ&#x20AC;? (Aug. 13): Hannah (series creator Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams) and friends go in separate directions in this round of the HBO show. (Not rated: AS, N, P) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;BOARDWALK EMPIRE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASONâ&#x20AC;? (Aug. 20): Also facing trouble on the personal front, gangster Nucky (Steve Buscemi) has a lethal new rival as the HBO drama series continues. (Not rated: AS, P, V) â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; FAMILY-VIEWING GUIDE KEY: AS, adult situations; N, nudity; P, profanity; V, violence; GV, particularly graphic violence.

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â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pain is not the enemy. It is a signal that there is something wrong in the body.â&#x20AC;? When talking about being a Chiropractic Physician in Illinois with Dr. Linda Ehlers, Hickory Hills, you get the impression that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather teach you about being healthy and out of pain than just about anything else. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really lucky to have so many options to treat pain, especially chronic painâ&#x20AC;?, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The use of over-the-counter medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen (e.g., Advil, Motrin, Midol) or acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) is well known to help relieve pain. But, when these OTCs are overused or abused then can cause serious medical issues. There are serious gastrointestinal side-effects from aspirin; the second biggest cause of kidney failure is overuse of ibuprofen; and acetaminophen can cause liver failure. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; One average adult aspirin will cause about 1 teaspoon of blood to bleed out in the gastrointestinal tract. There are about 800 deaths per year from aspirin. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen also causes GI bleeding. One in five consumers using 1,600 mg per day will have marked blood loss and GI problems. That rises to one out of every four when one uses 2,400 mg per day. [http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ ibuprofen-side-effects.html] â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Acetaminophen, on the other hand, can cause severe liver damage if an adult takes more than 12 tablets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount, or a child takes more than 5 doses in 24 hours. [http://www.drugs. com/pro/acetaminophen-tablet. html] â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Natural health care doctors, while often advising patients to use these OTCs for the shortterm, have an ever growing arsenal of non-addictive, safe pain relievers. Dr. Ehlers talked

about some of them. They include: â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; *Acupuncture. She started studying acupuncture in 1981, not long after President Nixon returned after opening the doors to more cultural exchange between our country and China. She was drawn to it because of its reputation for relieving pain. Because the treatment itself is pain-free itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe that it works. But it does and it does so very well. The use of acupuncture is now commonly accepted and many cancer treatment facilities use it, especially on their breast cancer patients. The Sloan-Kettering Institute in Massachusetts was the first to implement acupuncture for the pain from cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; *Cold lasers. These light tools, right out of a Star-Wars movie, penetrate deep through the skin into the muscles. When this happens the light stimulates the tiny energy organs in the muscle cells, called mitochondria. This helps these organs produce more energy for the cell. That gives it a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;second windâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to get back to being healthy and pain free. Lasers also promote healing. The lasers most commonly used in the treatments are red. But there are other colors in the laser field. The newest research is suggesting that blue lasers can kill MRSA, the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;flesh-eating bacteriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Green lasers are also being researched. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; *Dural Sheath therapy. The dural sheath is the outer layer of tissue that surrounds the brain. Its job is to hold in place the cerebro-spinal fluid. There is about 8 ounces of this fluid and it is spread out over the whole of the brain and spinal cord. When the dural sheath gets even the slightest distortion in it this inhibits the smooth flow of fluid over the adjacent area. Emerging science indicates that these â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;foldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; can cause neurological problems, including everything from migraines to foggy thinking to chronic pain syndromes.

â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; *Esterified Fatty Acid Complex. This compound is not to be confused with Essential Fatty Acids. The essential fatty acids, Omega3, -6, and -9 oils have excellent health benefits. The omega oils are well known for their beneficial effects on the body, especially for memory and the health of cell walls. The esterified fatty acid complex has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, particularly on the tissues in and around joints. The esterified fatty acid complex and the Omega oils have a complementary effect on the body and can be taken together without harm. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; *Neurological based therapy. The brain has sensors placed all over the body to tell it what is going on with its contact with the world around it. These sensors are called receptors and they carry messages about the environment up to the brain for interpretation and decision making. The brain needs to know what is going on all the time. Some estimates are that the brain receives and makes decisions about over 100,000 signals a second from the sphere around us. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; What many people do not know is that the receptors for pain (called small diameter afferents) are always firing a signal up to the brain. So why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we feel pain all the time? â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Because of another set of sensors, the large diameter receptors, or LDAs. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; These sensors carry information about how we are interacting physically in our environment; things like touch, pressure and vibration on the skin. Their signals are sent up the back of the spinal cord to the brain at an astounding 270 mph! Think about how long it would take a stock car in a race to travel five or six feet moving at 270 mph. Pretty quick. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; The brain knows that information about the environment is more important than pain. It covers these LDA nerves in a special sheath, called the myelin sheath. It protects and insulates the LDAs. The small diameter pain

Dr. Linda Ehlers nerves do not have this protection or power to send messages as fast. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; With the environmental sensors a priority, the pain receptors simply cannot get their message into the brainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awareness. This is true as long as the LDAs are healthy and firing at a normal level. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; When someone has diabetes, an autoimmune condition, anemia, gut problems, or an infection this causes a breakdown of the myelin sheath. We now know that this is an underlying reason why many people have pain, especially chronic pain. This most often happens in the arms and feet and is called a neuropathy. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; *PRNT. PRNT, or Peripheral Nerve Rehabilitation Therapy, is the newest discovery to be added to the treatment arsenal of holistic physicians. This computer controlled approach is based on the normal hertz (HZ) signal of our nerves. These units work electronically to retrain the nerves that have degraded function to return to a normal HZ signal level. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this era of health care our ability to help these injured nerves heal is better than it has ever beenâ&#x20AC;?, says Dr. Ehlers. Of course, the difficulty for physicians is to untangle this complex set of causes and find the treatment path to a healthy and pain free life for their patients. â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;As challenging as this isâ&#x20AC;?, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The joy of practice is seeing your patients get out of pain and get their lives back.â&#x20AC;?

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