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    Oak Lawn officials are hopeful the village can obtain federal funds for residents whose property was damaged by flooding caused by Serving Chicago last week’s heavy rains.     Village manager Larry Deetjen at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting said most Oak Lawn residents escaped damage, but he suggested several projects that could help mitigate flooding in town.     Deetjen suggested rebuilding 103rd Street between Central and Cicero Avenues, a one-mile stretch of road that can flood during heavy rains. Installing two 60-inch storm water pipes would enable the storm water sewer system there to hold 6.8 acre feet of water. The Oakdale Pond can hold 4.8 acre feet of water. Undeveloped land at 111th Street and Cicero Avenue could add 400

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acre feet of storm water detention, Deetjen said.     Six inches of rain fell on Oak Lawn during a four-day period last week, Deetjen said. The village’s Public Works Department received 220 calls from residents who reported flooding. The Oakdale Detention Pond in the village’s District 5 was filled to capacity, and Photo by Laura Bollin a Metropolitan Water Reclamation Ridge, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn, Palos Hills and Worth Thursday, March 1, 2007 District Evergreen detention pondPark, that holds 53 million gallons of water was also filled. Waters breached the pond, at 87th Street and Austin Avenue, and     Carter Christensen, 2, of Darien, gest ready to eat at pizza tasting event held April 20 at the Krueger began to spill over into Burbank, Park Recreation Center in Hickory Hills. More than 100 people packed into the facility for the Hickory Deetjen said. Hills Park District’s 5th annual pizza tasting event. For the story, see Page 4.     “To put it in perspective, when it’s a hot, dry day in the summer, and everyone is using their sprinklers and washing their cars, Oak Lawn pumps 53 to 55 million gallons of water to Oak Lawn and to 12 communities downstream.”     The flood prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to declare a state of emergency in 38 counties, and to Day 1,” Bury said. “We’re going make Oak Lawn viable as a business close highways and roads through- By Laura Bollin to set the goal of 100 percent community again. She already has (Continued on page 12)     Sandra Bury will not take her transparency per the standards of good relationships with the [Oak oath of office to be sworn in as the Illinois Policy Institute.” Lawn] Chamber [of Commerce] and Oak Lawn’s next mayor until May     The Illinois Policy Institute has the Rotary Club, and that helps. 14, but the first woman to be a 10-point transparency checklist She isn’t out there saying, ‘look at voted into the village’s highest that includes comprehensive an- me.’ Sandy is for the village and elected office says she is ready nual financial reports; informa- for the people.” to go to work. tion on salaries and benefits;     Bury is hopeful the Village Board     Bury defeated incumbent Oak checkbook registers and credit members can work together. The Lawn Mayor Dave Heilmann in card receipts; Freedom of Infor- board has historically been plagued     “I think the voters wanted to the April 9 election, garnering mation Act submissions; infor- by infighting, and the past three see change and see different people 5,669 (53.8 percent) votes to mation on village contracts with years have been no exception as with different ideas on the Village Heilmann’s 4,862 votes (46.2 unions and vendors; and trans- Trustees Alex Olejniczak (District parency in regards to sales, in- 2) and Tom Phelan (District 6) Board,” Cardin said. “People want percent). to see additional services for seniors     “I’m all excited,” Bury said come, property and miscellaneous have been at odds with Heilmann. and broadcasting of Village Board last week. “I’m going to do the taxes. The only southwest suburb The three officials were elected on meetings. It’s just sinking in, but best job humanly possible. I’m to receive a 100 percent transpar- the same ticket in 2005 and 2009. Bury ally Olejniczak was re-elected I’m looking forward to being of going to be fair, balanced and ency rating was Orland Park. energetic, and I’m going to be out     Oak Lawn resident Andy Skoun- April 9, while Phelan did not seek service in the community.”     Saunoris said the board he has there advocating for the village drianos, who worked on Bury’s re-election. campaign, is excited about Bury     Streit, a political opponent of been a member of for 28 has done of Oak Lawn.” Heilmann’s who teamed with Olena lot for Chicago Ridge. He will still     Bury, an optometrist who owns winning the mayoral race. occasionally attend board meetings, Complete Vision Care in Oak     “It’s a good day in Oak Lawn,” jiczak and Phelan to publicly attack Lawn, is working on balancing her Skoundrianos said. “I’m glad to the mayor as recently as three years he said.     “I enjoyed the time I was in schedule as an eye doctor and as be a part of history with the first ago, has been an ally of the mayor there,” Saunoris said. “I’m very mayor, she said. She plans to spend woman mayor in 104 years. It’s for the past year. Trustee Carol proud of everything we were able two full days and some mornings about time. She’ll forever be in the Quinlan (District 5) is a member to do, like the public works building and evenings every week at Village history books. We had the death of of Heilmann’s political party. and Village Hall that we built. It Hall. Bury is looking forward to the Iron Lady [former British Prime     Terry Vorderer, a former Oak was a lot of hard work, and we got having more information available Minister] Margaret Thatcher, and Lawn police officer, ran as an init done without raising the taxes to her as a mayor than she did now, she’s Iron Lady II. I’m so proud dependent and defeated incumbent as a citizen. we have a regular person, not a Trustee Tom Duhig in the April 9 to any extremes.” election. Bury allies Tim Desmond     The officials elected April 9 will     “One of the first things I want career politician. She’s humble. be sworn in at the Village Board’s to do is bring transparency and     “We have a business person as our and Mike Carberry were elected in ethics reform to the village, that’s mayor now,” he continued. “She’ll Districts 1 and 6, respectively. meeting on Tuesday, May 7.

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    The race for the third and final trustee seat up for election on the Chicago Ridge Village Board was decided by three votes, with an independent candidate in her first bid for public office ousting the incumbent candidate.     Amanda Cardin received 649 votes (17.39 percent) while incumbent village Trustee James Saunoris garnered 646 votes (17.31 percent), according to the Cook County clerk’s office spokeswoman Courtney Greve. The race had been in doubt since Election Day because a number of mail-in ballots had not yet been returned.     Cardin is excited about the opportunity to serve the village, she said Monday. She enjoyed the campaign because she got to meet a lot of different residents and hear their concerns, she added.

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Write-in wins seat on board By Laura Bollin     The votes have been tallied and write-in candidate Stephen Greene has won the fourth available seat on the Oak Lawn Community High School District 229 board of education, according to the Cook County clerk’s office.     Greene received 289 votes to easily beat fellow write-in candidate Dan Sodaro, who received 48 votes, said Cook County clerk spokeswoman Courteney Greve. The write-in votes were counted April 19.     Sodaro did not fare nearly as well as a write-in candidate this time as he did when he ran for Oak Lawn District 3 village trustee in 2011. Sodaro that year was booted from the election ballot after an electoral board upheld a voter’s objection to his candidate nominating petitions; however, he entered the race as write-in candidate and nearly beat incumbent Trustee Bob Streit.     Greene, incumbent James Melnik and newly-elected candidates Kathleen Berry and Robert Loehr will be sworn in next month. Melnik received 3,557 votes, Loehr received 3,365 votes and Berry received 4,164 votes.

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Running for Boston     Richard Brija of Lemont bears the American flag as he and other runners jog through Palos Heights Monday evening as part of a Running For Kicks event held to demonstrate solidarity in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. Running For Kicks sold t-shirts at $20 apiece to raise money that will go to bombing victims.     Running with Brija, a marine whose flag flew in Afghanistan, are Tammy Manaseri (from left) of Orland Park, Julia Reich of Flossmoor, Kelly Smith of Orland Park and Jolene Miller of Alsip. For more, see Page 3.


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Chicago Ridge     A 41-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took eyeglasses with a retail value of $280 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.     William J. Blakely, of Chicago, was arrested at 1:55 p.m. April 20. ***     A 27-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took a wallet with a retail value of $26 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.     Chad Taylor, of Worth, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. April 19.

Evergreen Park     Three Chicago teenagers were charged with armed robbery, mob action and battery after they allegedly punched and threw bricks at a man in the 8700 block of Troy Avenue.     Travell Brown, 18; Noah Holloway, 17; and Gerald A. Bauseman, also 17; were arrested at 7:47 p.m. April 9. The men made comments about the 26-year-old man smoking cigarettes outside, and pulled a chain and pendant off his neck, police said. The youths did not know the victim, police said. ***     A 20-year-old man was charged with criminal trespass to property after he allegedly begged for money and refusing to leave a drug store in the 8700 block of Kedzie Avenue.     Allen L. McKinzie, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:10 p.m. April 15. ***     A 24-year-old man was charged with criminal defacement of property after he allegedly carved letters into a cement pillar at the front entrance of Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St.     Marquise L. Gates, of Sauk Village, was arrested at 1:51 p.m. April 15.

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***     Two people were charged with disorderly conduct after they allegedly asked a youth walking near the intersection of 91st Street and Utica Avenue to get in the vehicle in which they were riding.     Chaz Nocentelli, 18, of Evergreen Park, and Alexandria E. Jones, 19, of Alsip, were arrested at 6:10 p.m. April 12.     The youth’s mother reported the incident to police, who reportedly caught the pair near Klein Park, 97th Street and Homan Avenue. ***     A 41-year-old man was charged with retail theft and criminal damage to property after he allegedly took three cell phones with a total retail value of $240, and damaged security cameras and a digital video recorder at a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Rodney K. Carson, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:36 p.m. April 15. ***     A 27-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she took 28 items with a retail value of $154 including clothing, DVDs, food and soda from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.     Theresa B. Rogers, of Bakersfield, Calif. was arrested at 6:34 p.m. April 14.

Hickory Hills     A 40-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with an obstructed windshield and no valid driver’s license after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 87th Street and Roberts Road.     Guadalupe J. Maciel-Canelo, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. April 16. ***     A 39-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 88th

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Avenue and 87th Street.     Francisco J. Torres-Quintero, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 7:41 p.m. April 16. ***     A 21-year-old Oak Lawn woman was charged with failure to yield turning left and leaving the scene of an accident after the vehicle she was driving allegedly struck another vehicle at 12:15 p.m. April 13 while turning into the Pit Rib House parking lot, 9400 Roberts Road.     Laura Anne Lodor was arrested at 12:34 p.m. April 16. Police had reportedly tried to contact Lodor at her home and were unsuccessful. Lodor came into the station April 16 to speak with officers regarding the accident. ***     A 21-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and driving with an obstructed windshield after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 8800 block of Kean Avenue.     Moises Palacios-Lagunas, of Chicago, was arrested at 8:29 p.m. April 21. ***     A 27-year-old man was charged with aggravated speeding after he allegedly drove 63 mph in a 20-mph zone in the 8400 block of 85th Street.     Michael V. Berzins, of Niles, was arrested at 7:21 p.m. April 22. ***     A 32-year-old man was cited with a scavenger service violation after he allegedly put metal garbage in the truck he was driving and was suspected of scrapping in the 7900 block of 98th Street.     Marco A. Vela, of Chicago, was stopped at 6:43 p.m. April 22. ***     A 34-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and failure to yield after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 7900 block of 95th Street.     Dorothy Davis, of Chicago, was arrested at 5:11 p.m. April 22.

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    An elderly woman was reportedly assaulted and robbed by a friend of her granddaughters after the girl pushed her down and took her purse at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Walgreens parking lot, 4740 W. 95th St.

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    The woman reportedly told police the girl, who she knows as “Brianna,” approached her and asked for $2.50 in bus fare. The girl told the woman she would pay her back as soon as possible, and gave her an address and phone number where she could be reached, police said. When the woman went to get the money out of her purse, the girl allegedly pushed her down and took her purse.

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    The woman described Brianna as 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 200 pounds, with black hair. She was wearing gray pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and black boots, police said ***

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    A 22-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI, driving while license suspended and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4800 block of 96th Street.     Jonathan Jackson, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:59 a.m. April 15. He reportedly urinated in the street and kicked the rear window of the squad car. ***     A 27-year-old woman was reportedly charged with possession of drug equipment after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 9500 block of Kenneth Avenue.     Victoria M. Daley, of Bridgeview, was arrested at 12:51 p.m. April 16. She possessed two syringes, a plastic bag containing heroin residue, and a bottle cap containing heroin residue, police said. ***     A 40-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving under the influence of drugs after the vehicle he was driving struck another vehicle in the 9500 block of Cicero Avenue.     Jeffrey J. Donato, of Alsip, was arrested at 4:20 p.m. April 13. ***     A 72-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took a bottle of tequila, a newspaper and a flower with a retail value of $18 from a store in the 8800 block of Ridgeland Avenue.     Sharon H. Wilson, of Chicago Ridge, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. April 15. ***     A 31-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took three pairs of shoes with a retail value of $115 from a store in the 9600 block of Cicero Avenue.     Jennifer D. Jaroch, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. April 15. ***     A 22-year-old man was reportedly charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, no driver’s license and no rear registration plate light after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 6200 block of 87th Street.     Antonio Zavala, of Chicago, was arrested at 1:07 a.m. April 19. ***     A 25-year-old man was charged with criminal trespass to property after he refused to leave Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St.     Janere A. Jackson, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:07 a.m. April 18. ***     Theft from a motor vehicle was reported at 3:44 p.m. April 17 in the 10100 block of Harnew Road.     A woman reportedly told police her temporary license plate had been taken, and that she received via mail a citation for a red light violation that occurred in March in the 3000 block of 87th Street in Chicago. ***     Residential burglary was reported at 6:23 p.m. April 15 at a home in the 5100 block of 99th Street. A miter saw worth $80 and an air compressor worth $399 were reported taken. ***     Residential burglary was reported at a home in the 4100 block of 107th Street at 8:10 p.m. April 17. A stack of mail was missing and the east side door was forced open, police said. ***     Assault was reported at 7:17 p.m. April 16 in the 5500 block of 111th Street. A man reportedly told police another man pulled up beside him in a dark blue Saturn and waved a knife at him and his friend, police said. The man was reportedly described as white, with brown hair and about 20 years old. ***     Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported at 9:24 p.m. April 15 in the 9300 block of Parkside Avenue. The back window of a vehicle was reportedly shot out by a BB.

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    A male Stagg High School student was charged with battery after he allegedly touched a female     A 34-year-old man was report- student inappropriately on two edly charged with DUI, improper separate occasions. lane usage and failure to signal     The boy was arrested at 3:30 when required after police stopped p.m. April 18. the vehicle he was driving in the 10300 block of 88th Avenue.

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    Sylwester Butryn, of Palos Park, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. April 19. ***     A 30-year-old woman was reportedly charged with DUI, improper lane usage and failure to signal when required after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 10000 block of Roberts Road.     Jennifer Percudani, of Crestwood, was arrested at 3:45 a.m. April 20. ***     A 19-year-old woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police stopped a vehicle in which she was a passenger at the intersection of 103rd Street and 86th Avenue.     Nicole Lefebvre, of Palos Hills, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. April 16. She reportedly possessed heroin. ***     Damage was reported to a fence at 4 p.m. April 16 in the 11000 block of Catherine Drive. ***     A female Stagg High School student was charged with delivery of narcotics to a person under 18 years of age after she allegedly gave a Xanax pill to a fellow student at the school, 8015 W. 111th St.     The girl was arrested at 10:15 a.m. April 17. ***     A male Stagg High School student was charged with battery after he allegedly struck a fellow student at the school, 8015 W. 111th St.     The boy was arrested at 2 p.m. April 17. ***

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    A 22-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license, driving with an obstructed windshield and driving without a driver’s-side mirror when required after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 11500 block of Harlem Avenue.     Jessica M. Leato, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. April 20. ***     A 34-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and no insurance after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 11500 block of Harlem Avenue.     Leticia Martinez, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:53 p.m. April 12. ***     A 44-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and driving with an obstructed windshield after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 6900 block of 107th Street.     Markette Gary, of Worth, was arrested at 7:25 p.m. April 16. ***     A 28-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of 111th Street and Depot Avenue.     Virginia Abundo, of Chicago, was arrested at 9:29 p.m. April 16. 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

Ridge stab victim reportedly turned tables on attacker By Laura Bollin     A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged with attempted first degree murder in the alleged stabbing attack against a homeowner in the 6600 block of Ridge Drive.     Carlos M. Luna was arrested at 10 p.m. April 20 after being released from Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he sought treatment for a stab wound to the chest inflicted by the man he is accused of trying to kill, according to Chicago Ridge police.     Luna reportedly waiting for the 29-year-old victim to return home at 2:20 a.m. April 18, and ambushed him as the man walked up his driveway, police said. Luna reportedly stabbed the man several times including once in the neck, and sliced the man’s hand. Police

believe the altercation may have stemmed from a relationship, and that an acquaintance of the victim asked Luna to stab the man.     The victim was treated at the scene and released, police said. He did, however, apparently manage to inflict some damage on his attacker. The man at one point during the struggle took the knife from Liuna and stabbed him in the chest, puncturing one of Luna’s lungs and causing it to collapse, police said. Luna fled the scene in a white van driven by an unidentified person who dropped him off at Advocate Christ, where he is being treated for his injuries. He will appear in bond court when he is released from the hospital, police said.     Police reportedly tracked the van to the 5700 block of Kostner Avenue in Chicago and found a bloody knife inside.

Men allegedly took guns, ammo during residential burglary By Laura Bollin     An Oak Lawn man is one of two people charged with residential burglary after they allegedly took guns, ammunition and lawnmowers from a home in the 9700 block of Brandt Avenue earlier this month.     Anthony Grosso, 20, of Oak Lawn, and James Pelikan, 25, of Crest Hill, were arrested April 10, one day after the burglary in which they alleged took four shotguns, nine boxes of shotgun shells, a 32-inch flat-screen television, gold and silver dollars, and two lawnmowers from the home.

    A witness on April 9 provided police a description of a red SUV parked in an alley behind the home that was burglarized, and at 11:10 a.m. the following day an Oak Lawn police officer saw a vehicle matching the description near a home in the 9600 block of Brandt Avenue. When the officer pulled up to talk to the person inside the vehicle, the occupant ran inside the home. Firearms matching the description of the ones taken in the burglary were in the back seat, police said.     Grosso and Pelikan reportedly turned themselves in to police later that day.

Five people injured in accident on La Grange By Laura Bollin     Five people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Palos Hills.     The accident occurred at 10:34 a.m. April 21 at the intersection of 107th Street and LaGrange Road, near the Dan McMahon Woods forest preserve, said North Palos Fire Protection District Chief Dan Russell. A car behind three others

in the left turning lane of northbound La Grange rear-ended the car in front of it, causing a chain reaction, Russell said.     Five people, one with serious injuries and four with minor injuries, were transported to area hospitals, Russell said. One person was taken to Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights and four went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.


What do you say? What is the biggest obstacle when training for a marathon or half-marathon?

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(Asked at the solidarity run Monday outside Running for Kicks in Palos Heights).

Fredric Nielsen, Orland Park     “Patience. You want all that training compiled in one week but you have to let it unfold before you. You have to listen to your body and enjoy the journey.’’

Joe Werner, Tinley Park,     “The things you can’t control such as injuries and weather. Its 18 weeks of blood, sweat and tears but things you can control are not obstacles. It’s the things that have no rhyme or reason that’s tough.”

Julia Reich, Flossmoor     “Miles. Days and miles. Short runs and longs runs and fitting it all in amongst living life.”

Lori Pegues, Tinley Park     “Getting to that point [race day] without getting injured. There are so many things you have to overcome to get to that point. And a lot of it is mental, too.”

Spero Speropoulos, Palos Hills     “The 6 inches between my ears. As Yogi Berra said about baseball ‘90 percent of this is half mental.’ ”

Ridge man’s political connections aided Worth Twp. Board revolution By Laura Bollin

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More than 200 runners pose for a photo before taking off for a solidarity run in Palos Heights on Monday.

Running for Boston     More than 200 runners took part in a solidarity run late Monday afternoon in Palos Heights. The 4-mile run started outside the Running For Kicks store and raised at least $2,000 to go to The Boston Fund for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.     Diab will sell shirts for $20 starting Friday at his Running

For Kicks store at 7158 W. 127th St. All of the money will go to the Boston Fund as well.     Monday’s turnout surprised Diab as he was expecting 100 or so runners. But he said the running community is tight knit and many athletes were affected by the Boston Marathon incident.     Some in Monday’s run ran in

the Boston Marathon last week and heard the blasts.     Palos Heights will also host the First Midwest half marathon on May 5. It will be the sixth running of the event and Diab is a co-founder of that race. He is hoping 2,000 runners will enter.

    A slate composed of political upstarts earlier this month won seven of eight seats on the Worth Township Board, and the sole candidate remaining member of the ousted political party claims the group was elected with help from the Illinois Democratic Party.     Worth Township Trustee Mike Mahoney finished second among four candidates running for trustee, and was the only member of the Worth Unity party to be elected. The victory, given the losses by seven of his party mates including incumbent Township Supervisor Jack Murphy and incumbent Assessor John Toscas, was “bittersweet,” Mahoney said.     “You can’t compete against a slate of candidates backed by lifelong politicians with war chests exceeding over $1 million apiece,” Mahoney said. “We had a board that was focused on the taxpayers. Now I feel like the new board will be focused and indebted to the people that got them elected. The taxpayers were overwhelmed with negative campaigning, and it led people to believe we were doing a bad job, which couldn’t be further from the truth.”     Mahoney, of Oak Lawn, was asked by Worth Township Democratic Committeeman John O’Sullivan to run on the opposing Worth Community First Ticket, he said; however, turned him down. O’Sullivan attempted to remove Toscas and incumbent Trustee Jack Lind from the ballot by filing an objection that claimed the two men’s respective position as village trustees in Crestwood and Chicago Ridge constituted a conflict of interest. An electoral board consisting of Murphy, Mahoney and township Clerk Roger Benson denied the objection.     “I turned it down because I came into this with Jack Murphy, and that’s not the kind of person I am,” Mahoney said of

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Palos Heights event safe.     “I was on the phone and emailing the police just to put plans     In the wake of the bombing into place to heighten procedures deaths and injuries at the finand policies for the event,” Presish line at the Boston Marathon tinario said. “We are doing what on April 15, local officials are we can and we will meet with on alert about the May 5 First the police department. The proper Midwest Half Marathon in Palos procedures are in place. People Heights. need to be alert on the day of     Palos Heights Alderman Jeff the event.” Prestinario (1st Ward) helped     Prestinario added that acts of bring the event to town and it’s terrorism should not be tolerbeen around for five years. ated.     The planning for the sixth run    “It angers me,” Prestinario said. ning of the race seemed to be going “Being involved in something like smoothly, but the Boston events this — it just upsets me. To see have Prestinario seeking out extra this happen is just … you know volunteers at the last minute. … I’m sure a lot of people feel     “I want to put a plea out to the same way. But it’s out there. the residents of the city of Palos It’s reality. Whether we like it or Heights and surrounding suburbs not, it’s a part of our lives now that we would like more volunand we have to be involved in it teers,” he said. “We would like and stand up to it. Our forefathers fought for our freedom. We need to step up and make this raise a statement here in Palos Heights. It’s something we need to do.     “The mayor of Boston said next year’s Boston Marathon will come back bigger, better and stronger,” Prestinario added. “Us as a community — that’s a statement we need to make. We need to make a statement about terrorism with our race here in Palos Heights.”     Palos Park police remind area residents about street closures during the half marathon. Route 83 will be closed to traffic in Palos Park from 6 a.m. top approximately 11 a.m. Police Commissioner Dan Polk encouraged residents Photo by Jeff Vorva to use 111th Street, 123rd Street, First Midwest Half Marathon director Jeff Prestinario is seeking 131st Street, Harlem Avenue or more volunteers in the wake of the terror bombings at the Boston Ridgeland Avenue as alternate routes. Marathon.

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Palos half marathon seeks more volunteers in wake of bombings as many volunteers as possible. We want as many eyes out on the course to be watching everything as much as possible.”     Volunteers, who would likely be more in charge of marshaling the course rather than performing security duties, will be treated to a dinner at Moraine Valley Church Wednesday. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt. They will arrive at 6 a.m. and work approximately four hours.     Prestinario said volunteers should sign up by calling the Palos Heights Recreation Department at 361-1807. They are also needed to stuff goody bags Wednesday evening at Moraine Valley Church.     Since the Boston incident, Prestinario has been setting the wheels in motion to make the

fice,” Moody said. “We want to try and secure more funds from the state of Illinois to improve services for our seniors and our kids. You have to view yourself as competing against other township governments. If you put some energy in and get to work, you can have better results.”     Hughes, who beat Murphy, was excited about the victory.     “Were we expecting to win seven of eight seats?” Hughes said. “I don’t know what we were expecting. Nobody had run against these guys in so long. We knocked on a lot of doors. The people we did talk to, we know our message was received, and we were very optimistic.     “The voters were looking for a change, and they bought into the things we were talking about. We want to have a more transparent government, and we want residents to know exactly where the money they pay in taxes goes.”     Hughes said his party received contributions from Democratic Party leaders.     “There were definitely some contributions made on behalf of Ed Moody,” Hughes said. “Ed in the past has worked very, very hard for a lot of different elections. People made some minor contributions, and sometimes, it gets to add up. I know everyone is trying to tie in this [Illinois House Speaker and Illinois Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan] but I have never met him or any of his staff, and none of them have ever given us a campaign contribution.”     Moody said the Community First Party wants to bring reforms to the township.     “If they say we’re politicians, we’re part of an evil cabal — bottom line, look at what we’re proposing,” Moody said. “We’re proposing reforms, a lot of them, and the last time I checked, that’s good government.”     Hughes defeated Murphy 11,300 votes (52 percent) to (Continued on page 12)

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running on O’Sullivan’s ticket, which was headed by eventual supervisor race-winner Kevin Hughes. “I’m very loyal. We all live in this community. I would never want to turn my back on somebody I have worked with all these years.”     Worth Township United Party highway commissioner candidate Edward Moody of Chicago Ridge said the party received campaign contributions from state representatives he has helped in the past including Barbara Flynn Curry (D-25), Jack Franks (D-63) and Lou Lang (D-16). Moody did not know all of the people who contributed to the Community First Party’s campaign.     “I got a lot of support from state representatives,” Moody said. “These are the same people that I hope will help us garner more grants for our township. They appreciate the fact that I have been very active in all sorts of campaigns- mayoral elections, state senate, gubernatorial campaigns. Anything that needed to be done in a campaign, I was willing to do. I have donated money and volunteered at fundraisers. I’ve done door to door campaigning.”     According to the Illinois State Board of Elections website, The Friends of Edward Moody Committee received $8,000 in campaign contributions, including $1,000 from the Supporters of Jack B. Franks and $1,000 from Friends of David Gonzalez, the mayor of Chicago Heights. Trustee candidate Eamon McMahon received more than $4,700 in campaign contributions through the Friends of Eamon McMahon Committee, including $1,000 from the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Political Action Committee.     Moody said his party wants to keep their campaign promises, including term limits and bringing in new programs.     “We want to bring a whole new energy to the township of-


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Park board approves spending for Memorial facelift $850K will replace fishing pier & add rocket slide, among other features By Jessie Molloy Correspondent     The Oak Lawn Park District will spend more than $855,000 toward walking paths, restrooms and other improvements as part of the reconstruction of Memorial Park.     The Oak Lawn Park Board at its meeting April 8 discussed the renovation plans for the park, 102nd Street and Major

Avenue, and approving spending for Phase 1 of the project. The contract for $856,400 with Joliet-based George’s Landscaping will fund lighting upgrades, installation of a “rocket slide” similar to one that used to inhabit the park’s playground, and improvements to the fishing pier in Memorial Pond. Phase 1 also includes replacing a picnic shelter, resurfacing tennis and basketball courts, new restrooms,

and a path system featuring outdoor fitness areas.     The park district may go to bid as early as May for Phase Two work, which will include construction of a space-themed splash pad area. Both phases of the construction are set to be complete by fall so the new park can open next summer.     The board has also moved forward with its effort to renovate Worthbrook Park, 90th Street

and Ridgeland Avenue, a project that is estimated to cost more than $1 million. The board voted to draft an official proposal for a state Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant, the funds from which would cover $400,000 of the total cost.     The plan, if grant money can be obtained, includes upgrades to a skate park and basketball courts, adding a picnic shelter,

improving drainage on sand volleyball courts, and renovating the park’s playground. Ball fields would be repositioned to clear the way for a path on the park’s perimeter.     The board this month also moved to begin design talks on an upcoming renovation of Commissioners’ Park, formerly known as 52nd Avenue Park. The park district plans to maintain Commissioners’ as a “passive park;”

meaning it will feature pathways and gardens, and no structures or equipment such playgrounds and picnic shelters. Park district Superintendent Joel Craig said the park will likely have a central gathering area that may include a water feature and perhaps recognize the former park board commissioners.     The park board has not approved any plans or spending for the project.

Palos alderman suggests city form outreach group for addicted teens By Kelly White Correspondent     After several apparent drug overdoses believed to be related to heroin use, some Palos Hills city officials are voicing their concerns about an increase in the teen’s abuse of the opiate.     Heroin has become increasingly popular among high school students and has taken on the reputation as a “party drug,” according to Palos Hills police. The drug’s versatility — it is so pure these days it can be snorted or smoked, rather than injected, to achieve the desired high — has contributed to teen’s use of it.     “These teens need someone Photos by Laura Bolin Ryan Sanchez, 2, of Justice, bites into a slice of deep dish cheese pizza at a pizza tasting event they can turn to for guidance or at Krueger Park Recreation Center in Hickory Hills April 20. More than 100 people tasted pizzas counseling without going to the police,” Palos Hills Alderman Joe from 15 different area restaurants. Marrotta (4th Ward) said at the Cituy Council’s meeting April 11. “Because of bad decisions, their lives ended before they even fully began.”     Marrotta has attended three wakes the past year for per    “It’s not expensive, it’s a good sons younger than 21 who have night out, and people get to taste overdosed on heroin, he said. different pizzas from around the He suggested Palos Hills crearea,” Maier said. “Restaurants ate a volunteer committee that leave their menus and coupons. would work as a support group By Laura Bollin If someone tries a pizza and they for teens struggling with or trylike it, they will come back to that     The gymnasium at Krueger restaurant. The restaurants get Park Recreation Center was exposure, we raise a little money transformed into a pizza lover’s for the park district, and it’s a Duty, dream last 20 for the Hickory Hills win-win.” Honor, Park District’s 5th annual pizza     Dale Christensen of Hickory Country tasting event. Hills said pizza night is a tradi    More than a dozen local piz- tion in his family.     Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ashzerias including Vito and Nick’s,     “We get to try pizzas from all ley N. Ramos has received a Palermo’s and Fox’s Pizza from over,” Christensen said. “I like the Meritorious Mast for outstandOak Lawn, and Kenootz and taco pizza. I don’t know what’s ing service. Meritorious Mast is a The Dirty Sock, both in Hickory in it, but it’s good.” ceremony in which an individual Hills offered attendees a taste of     Mitch Lojeski of Hickory Hills is officially recognized by her their creations. Guests sampled said he is surprised the event has commanding officer for superior traditional thin crust and deep grown so fast. performance. Ramos received the dish varieties covered in cheese,     “It’s getting bigger every year,” recognition while assigned with sausage and pepperoni as well as Lojeski said. “When it started, we Headquarters and Headquarters more unfamiliar toppings such as were all in one little room, and cheeseburger, BLT, and bacon, now there are 100 people.” Gerry Gapsevitch of Hickory Hills Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station in Futenma, Okinawa. sausage and scrambled eggs.     Tina Sanchez, who came with slices up a Zacarelli’s pizza.     Ramos joined the Marine Corps     Hickory Hills Park District ex- her son, Ryan, and husband, Anecutive director Dan Maier told gel, said she thought the event here,” Sanchez said. “It’s really in December 2011. She is a 2011 the 120 people in attendance to made for a great family outing. fun. If you are a pizza lover, this graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn. eat as much as they could.     “It’s the best thing they do is the place to be.”

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April 25, 1963     Palos Park newsreel photographer John Jage gave tips to NASA astronaut John Glenn when he came to Chicago for Midwest Space Month. The two men met when Jage went to cover rocket launchings in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photographs taken in orbit on Friendship 7 by Glenn, an amateur photographer, were featured in LIFE magazine. ***     Oak Lawn dedicated its new public safety building. The twostory, $200,000 building included the police and fire station. The second floor, when completed, would be used as a courtroom and police locker room.

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April 28, 1988     A three-year-old boy escaped death when a train passed over him as he laid on the Northwest Railway tracks in the 4900 block of Columbus Drive. The boy was

staying with his father at the De Lux Motel when he wandered away, police said. About 70 feet of the train’s engine passed over the boy. He was not injured. ***     Stockholm, Sweden, Police Chief Stig Mellkvist got a tour of the Oak Lawn Police Department from police Chief Michael Gilbert. Millkvist was also the leader of Par Bricole, the oldest male chorus in Sweden, which performed with the Oak Lawn Chorale at the Pavilion.

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April 24, 2003     Hickory Hills Park District announced plans for a skate park near Kasey Meadow Park, 8047 W. 91st St. The skate park would be built on top of one of the tennis courts and half of the basketball court behind Kasey Meadow. The park was part of a $500,000 rehab project that included a new parking lot and trees.

ing to overcome drug addiction. Teens might be more willing to trust and turn to an adult that has previously coached them in Little League or tutored them in school, rather than a total stranger, he added.     “These teens need somewhere to turn where they know they aren’t going to get in trouble and they will be able to talk to someone who will be willing to listen and to help them overcome their addiction,” Marrotta said. “We need to help them help themselves.”     Alderman Ricky Moore (4th Ward) said school guidance counselors and members of the City Council cannot be in denial of the harsh drugs floating around suburban high schools.     “I can’t sit back and know that this is taking place and do absolutely nothing about it,” Moore said.     Heroin’s rise in popularity among southwest suburban highs school students has been the subject of numerous news stories within the past year and

a half. Consolidated High School District 230, which oversees Stagg High School in Palos Hills and Sandburg High School in Orland Park, have communicated with parents about heroin usage among students. State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-35, Evergreen Park) is working with area high school officials on how to best address the problem, and Marrotta is hoping everyone can work together. He strongly believes education alone is not enough, he said.     “We need to be able to talk to these teens and provide a form of counseling with volunteers who are willing to do so.”     Marrottasaid drug rehabilitation outreach programs often have a waiting period, and that a community group could be available for guidance and consultation without having to wait for an appointment to speak to someone or to a group.     “Sometimes there is an urgency to need to talk to someone immediately, and when that option isn’t available, people don’t know where to turn,” he said.

Palos buys sign for Community Center By Kelly White Correspondent     The city of Palos Hills is taking its Community Center marquee sign into the 21st century.     The City Council on April 11 voted 7-1 to spend $19,650 toward a contract with Affiliated Resources to replace the informational placard at the center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Alderman A.J. Pasek voted against the spending, and William Hanson was absent.     The Community Center’s existing sign is 10 years old and features no electronic messaging options. The new 62-inch-wide electronic sign will feature a 32inch LED color screen. It will be attached to the pole on which the marquee sign is now mounted. Messages will promote events and may also display information such as the weather and Amber alerts.     The sign should not contribute to an increase in the Community Center’s electricity expense and long as the building can provide the 20-amp charge necessary to power it, according to Parks & Recreation director Mary Jo Vincent. Palos Hills Public Works Commissioner Dave Weakley plans to inspect the grounds for the required electricity, but said he is confident the building has

the power to operate the sign.     Alderman Joan Knox (1st Ward) considered the possibility of purchasing a sign that rests on a base, rather than one that is mounted on a pole. Vincent told the council a low-standing sing would have cost more money.     “With Green Hills Library on the same street having a big tall sign, if we put another tall sign in place at the Community Center, it almost makes it look like a marquee,” Knox said. “I feel having a shorter sign would be much more visually appealing.”     Palos Hills Mayor Jerry Bennett noted Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, has lowstanding signs throughout the campus. The eye-level signs are easily noticeable, he said. With the Community Center being located on hilly 103rd Street, some council members acknowledged a tall sign might distract drivers, and could be a hazard if drivers attempt to read a scrolling, full-color electronic message sign.     “I’m not saying we absolutely have to change the idea of having the sign on a tall-standing pole,” Knox added. “But, I do think, considering the cost factor, we should definitely keep it as a consideration.”

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING On Wednesday, May 8, beginning at 4 p.m. in Room 226, a meeting conducted by Oak Lawn Community High School will take place at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, IL. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools or home schools within the district for the 2013—14 school year. If you are a parent/guardian of a home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability or your student attends a private high school in the boundaries of District 229, you are urged to attend. If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Kathleen Murphy at 708-741-5625.

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Stagg, Sandburg both react to foil potential dangers By Jeff Vorva     Security officials at Stagg and Sandburg high schools were busy last Friday because of two incidents.     On Friday afternoon, Stagg went into a lockdown after the Bank of America at 10208 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills was robbed. The lockdown lasted approximately two hours.     Shortly after that lockdown was lifted, Sandburg went into protective mode when a replica hand grenade was found on one of the buses at 3:05 p.m.     Orland Park police said that Sandburg was not on a lockdown, but only students who had par-

ents waiting for them in the school’s parking lot were able to leave.     A student had found what was believed to be a grenade on the floor of a school bus at dismissal, police said. The student immediately gave the grenade to the bus driver who then evacuated the school bus and notified Sandburg staff who then called 911.     “All of the buses were immediately evacuated and the Orland Park police responded and cordoned off the area where the buses were located on the west parking lot of the school,” Cmdr. John Keating said. “Investigators located the grenade on the school bus and, after consultation with

Bulletin Board No. Palos Dist. 117

    District 117 is holding registration for the 2013-14 prekindergarten and kindergarten programs continuing through August. Parents of pre-kindergarten students can pick up information packets at Sorrick School, 7825 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills, and Dorn School, 7840 W. 92nd St. in Hickory Hills. Parents of kindergarten students are asked to pick up information packets at the Dr. Ken Geraghty Administrative Center adjacent to Sorrick School. Identification is required.     For more information on prekindergarten registration call Sorrick School at 233-8200 or Dorn at 233-5600. For more information on kindergarten registration call Diane Hasler at 233-5758. Visit npd117.net for registration forms and other information.

Mother McAuley summer camps

    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.

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Always on time     Worthwoods School officials have picked one student from each grade who has not been tardy to school since the beginning of the third quarter. Students who received a certificate and gift were Amy Lopez, Karissa Skaggs, Savannah Salgado, Julia Antolak, Jacob Regan and Mohammed Abdelhamid. The students are seen here with Worthwoods Principal Tim Hatthorn.

the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Bomb Squad, it was determined to be a replica grenade that was considered inert. Investigators took possession of the replica grenade and the investigation continues.”     The other buses were searched, however no other suspicious items were found and students were able to re-board the buses at 4 p.m. — one hour later than their usual time, Cmdr. Keating added.     There were reports that someone phoned in a bomb threat but Keating quashed those rumors, saying there were not verbal or written threats toward the school.

CLampus eaders     Joshua Margewich of Evergreen Park, Kathryn Chodora of Hickory Hills, and Alexandria Mentz and Carlos Rodriguez, both of Oak Lawn, received $8,000 scholarships to Western Illinois University. ***     Dyamone Hopkins of Oak Lawn performed the role of Ivy Moore in “Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God,” which was presented over seven nights at Denison University’s Black Box Theatre. ***     Mother McAuley High School sophomore Sarah Dynia of Oak Lawn has received the Youth Governor’s Volunteer Service Award from Park Lawn for her Stuffed Love program. Dynia established Stuffed Love two years ago, with the intent to create hand-stitched stuffed items and pillows for the intellectually disabled, pediatric heart patients, veterans, seniors, economically disadvantaged, the homeless and the sick. She has teamed with Mended Little Hearts of Chicago and its Care Bag Program to create hand-stitched Stuffed Love Hearts so that the pediatric heart patients have something to hold after heart surgery. Dynia in 2012 sewed more than 1,000 pillows for the care bag program and the Angel Heart Memory Box program, which is for parents who are grieving the loss of a child due to Congenital Heart Defect. ***     Michelle Dempster and Meredith Skala, both of Oak Lawn; and Alexa Gutauskas and Kristen Hirtzer, both of Palos Hills, made the dean’s list for the winter 2012-13 term at Augustana College. ***     Roberto Frias of Oak Lawn was one of 20 students to receive the honorary “Who’s Who” award at the annual Lakeland College Honors banquet. The Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and College award is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors program in the nation. ***     Kamelia Habina of Worth; Anna Klimek and Bartlomiej Lapsa, both of Hickory Hills; and Karolina Pietrusza of Palos Hills made the honor’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Dominican University in Lisle.

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To be shaved     Sam Suiro, a first-grader at Hannum Elementary School in Oak Lawn, awaits the shaving of his head during “Shave For A Cure,” the school’s first St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser held April 12. Nearly 50 students and adults had their heads shaved to demonstrate solidarity with children who have lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy. Hannum students raised more than $15,600 to help fund childhood cancer research.     In attendance at the event were Abby Wujcik, a second grader at Kolmar School; Henry Keller, a student at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School; and Riley Slovey, a 10-year-old Oak Lawn youth who attends Southwest Chicago Christian School, all of who are undergoing treatment for cancer. The school also remembered Lucy Prunty, who lost her battle to cancer last year.     A video of the event can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/64259397. A story and photos can be seen at http://www.d123.org/news/Hannum-School-Raises-15600-for-Childhood-Cancer-Research.cfm

High schools host science fair     Mother McAuley and Brother Rice high schools hosted a Junior High Science Fair last month that featured more than 60 girls and boys in grades six through eight.     Students were invited to enter an investigation or invention project. The investigation projects uses scientific methodology including experimentation to carry out an investigation; while invention projects are original designs that serve a purpose, solve a problem or improve an object invented by someone else. The judges consisted of McAuley science teachers and alumnae, and each participant was evaluated on their presentation, question or invention, background research, hypothesis, variables, materials, procedure, data, analysis, conclusion, and their ability to sum up the project.     The top three students for each grade level in both cat-

egories were selected winners. In the eighth-grade investigation category, Ryan Kaczynski of St. Christina won first place for his project, “Best Wood for Campfire;” Erin Donovan of St. Christina took second with her project, “Does color-blindness differ from person to person?” and Carley Perovic of St. Christina took third with her project, “Which materials melt ice fastest?”     At the seventh-grade level, Marisa Morgan of St. JosephLockport won first place for “Hardest Nail Polish;” Melissa Madrangca and Myra Vasquez of St. Albert the Great took second with “How does exercise affect a diabetic adult?” and Sean Kirchman of St. Albert the Great took third with his project, “How do different types of music affect blood pressure?”     In the sixth-grade category, Savannah Gilgenberg, Stacey

Padilla and Michelle Ptak of St. Albert the Great won first place for investigating how tornadoes form; Emma Salzman from Healy School won second for “Soapy Suds and More;” and Brigid Stewart, Jessica Escobedo and Nina Zheng of St. Albert the Great won third for their project “Montgolfier Ping-Pong Experiment.”     In the eighth grade invention category, Adam Popper from St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick won first place for his water droplet generator.     In the seventh-grade invention category, Hannah Heppner of St. Christina won first place for her music tube, Caeli Day from St. Christina won second place for her light saver, and LaShon Walker from St. John DeLasalle took third place for her emergency alert system.

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Winners from the 2nd annual Mother McAuley and Brother Rice Jr. High Science Fair were LaShon Walker (standing, from left), Adam Popper, Erin Donovan, Ryan Kaczynski, Stacey Padilla, Michelle Ptak, Jessica Escobedo, Carley Perovic, Sean Kirchman, Brigid Stewart, Hannah Heppner, Nina Zheng, Caeli Day and Marisa Morgan; and Savannah Gilgenberg (kneeling, from left), Melissa Madrangca, Mayra Vasquez and Emma Salzman.

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March to the top     Students in kindergarten through fifth grade named Students of the Month for March at Worthwoods School are Noah Bowles, Gabriela Budz, Sergio Canchola, Alyssa Connell, Jacob Delgadillo, Gina Dockery, Christian ElAbaza, Jakup Kasiak, Julia Lesniak, Abbigail Lujano, Jessica Magieria, Yaretzi Morales, Adel Omar, Graciella Ramirez, Isabella Ramirez, Jose Ruiz-Moraz, Raseel Saadeh, Rama Saadeh, Ibrahim Saleh, Alissa Salgado, Steven Saunders, Joe Stockwell, Ann Marie Thomas, Neda Yacoub Dalya Zayed.

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No flowers for gay wedding     Imagine Robert Ingersoll’s hurt and humiliation last month when his local florist refused to do the flower arrangements for his wedding to Curt Freed, his partner of nine years.     As longtime customers of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts in Richland, Washington, Ingersoll and Freed had mistakenly assumed that shop owner Barronelle Stutzman would be happy to provide the service.     But also imagine the pain Stutzman felt at having to turn down a friend and neighbor. Here’s how she described the awkward scene to KEPRTV:     “I grabbed his hand and said ‘I am sorry.’ I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.’ We hugged each other and he left, and I assumed it was the end of the story.”     As it turns out, the story was only just beginning.     On April 9th, the state’s attorney general filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the florist and the ACLU, representing the gay couple, is now asking for Stutzman to apologize and agree to serve gay weddings in the future.     This painful dispute confronts the courts — and all of us — with a cruel choice between two compelling values central to the American commitment to liberty:     The right of citizens to be free from discrimination in places of public accommodation is pitted against the right of religious business owners to follow their conscience in matters of faith.     Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. A small, but growing number of conflicts have already broken out in other states where bakers and photographers have balked at providing services to same-sex weddings.     Stutzman argues that she is not discriminating against gay people. She points out that she has hired openly gay people and has many gay customers. In an interview with the Seattle Times, her lawyer framed Stutzman’s views this way:     “This is about gay marriage, it’s not about a person being gay. She has a conscientious objection to homosexual marriage, not homosexuality. It violates her conscience.”     But gay couples seeking wedding services see this argument as a distinction without a difference. When they enter a business that serves the public, they expect to be treated like every other couple — particularly in

states like Washington where gay marriage is now legal.     Although it upsets some gay rights advocates whenever they hear it, the First Amendment requires us to protect liberty of conscience as far as possible. That’s why, for example, many people on all sides support “conscience clauses” for houses of worship and religiously affiliated organizations in states that recognize gay marriage.     Catholic charities, to cite a controversial example, should be not forced to provide adoption services to same-sex couples in violation of Catholic teaching, as long as those couples have ready access to other providers.     But any business serving the public is obligated not to discriminate against customers on the basis of sexual orientation. And no matter how gay-friendly Stutzman claims to be, refusing to treat Ingersoll and Freed like other couples is treating them like second-class citizens because they are gay.     If business owners were exempted from non-discrimination laws on religious grounds, where would the line be drawn? What about religious objections to interracial marriage — commonplace at one time and still held by some? If Stutzman wins her case, why can’t another religious florist refuse to serve a mixed race couple?     I strongly support finding ways to protect religious claims of conscience whenever possible. But when it comes to places of public accommodation, our commitment to non-discrimination should trump religious claims for exemption from civil rights laws.     Ingersoll and Freed, of course, can find another florist. But they shouldn’t have to suffer the humiliation of asking florists, bakers, photographers, or other providers if they’re willing to provide services for gay weddings.     Business owners have a right to their religious convictions. But when they open their doors to the public, they have a civic and legal responsibility to uphold the civil rights of every customer. Charles C. Haynes is director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Web: firstamendmentcenter.org. Email: chaynes@ freedomforum.org<mailto: chaynes@freedomforum.org>.

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Academic freedom, civility and Jesus By Gary L. Welton     Recently, a self-proclaimed Christian instructor at Florida Atlantic University asked his students to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and step on it.     The exercise was from a textbook manual and was designed to teach that “even though symbols are arbitrary, they take on very strong and emotional meanings.” The instructor indicated that he would not have stepped on the paper if he had been asked.     Perhaps the act of stepping on a piece of paper is mundane and insipid in the 21st century. When I walk across the courtyard of the college where I teach, I step on bricks that bear the names of donors, administrators, colleagues, and students. Indeed, I even step on Christian symbols. Several decades ago when I visited St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, I sought the burial marker for the reformer John Knox, but I was unable to get a clear view because of the vehicle that was parked atop it.     The act of stepping on the name of Jesus, however, is

historically significant. In particular I recommend Shusaku Endo’s novel, “Silence.” In this historical novel, the author depicts a missionary’s dilemma. Is it permissible for me to step on the name of Jesus, and hence symbolically denounce my faith, when my refusal to do so will cause terror, torture, and even death on local believers in the village? I highly recommend the novel; I have read it several times.     The Florida Atlantic faculty is currently suggesting that the administration’s handling of the situation has compromised the instructor’s academic freedom. On the one hand, I agree; on the other hand, I’m not convinced.     The latest news coverage indicates that the instructor is still waiting to learn whether or not his contract is being renewed. If the administration decides not to renew his contract, on the basis of this classroom exercise, the instructor deserves a full and complete hearing. Unless due process is followed, his academic freedom has been compromised.     On the other hand, how-

ever, I’m not convinced that the exercise is best depicted as a threat to academic freedom. At InsideHigherEd.com, academic freedom is defined first and foremost as relating to intellectual debate and intellectual commitments. The engagement of this exercise in class moves the activity from intellectual debate to a behavioral dilemma.     The exercise of a class of students being asked to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and then stepping on it is a ridicule of religion to some, and indeed at least one student complained. Academic freedom does not give the instructor the right to ridicule a student’s faith. However, this exercise is larger than academic freedom. It is better discussed as an issue of civility.     The claims of Jesus are such that this exercise is not a threat to his dominion. Nevertheless, it communicates a lack of respect for others. Such lack of respect, when conveyed by an instructor, is a lack of civility. Demonstrating civility in the public arena is more critical than ever. The failure to do so will alienate students.

Recent events in Boston suggest that some of our students may be living on the margin. We want them to see and experience the best of academic freedom and the liberal arts. When professors abuse their academic freedom, and ridicule (either explicitly or implicitly) the views of their students, their lack of civility is a disservice to our modern society.     A healthy classroom engages students in a rich debate of ideas. It should not encourage students to perform symbolic gestures that ridicule the beliefs of others. This instructor should apologize for his lack of civility and then continue his task of educating his students. Dr. Gary L. Welton is assistant dean for institutional assessment, professor of psychology at Grove City College, and a contributor to The Center for Vision & Values.© 2013 by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. The views & opinions expressed herein may, but do not necessarily, reflect the views of Grove City College.

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Rand Paul’s question remains unanswered By Robert Romano     “Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions.”     That was White House Press Secretary James Carney on the Obama Administration’s decision not to treat Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an unlawful enemy combatant following the Boston Marathon bombings.     What a difference two months can make.     Just in February, NBC News famously revealed a Department of Justice memorandum outlining the legal basis for using lethal military force against U.S. citizens overseas. Then, the Administration argued, “Were the target of a lethal operation a U.S. citizen who may have rights under the Due Process Clause… that individual’s citizenship would not immunize him from a lethal operation.”     When Senator Rand Paul asked now-Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan if lethal force could be used against U.S. citizens on domestic soil, he eventually got a reply from Attorney General Eric Holder that “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and

applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.”     Now, the White House is saying that a citizen cannot even be tried by a military commission. For Carney’s part, he may have been alluding to the 1866 Supreme Court decision Ex Parte Milligan that ruled military tribunals “can never be applied to citizens in states which have upheld the authority of the government, and where the courts are open and their process unobstructed” if Congress had not established such a court for citizens.     As radio talk show host Mark Levin noted in his April 22 broadcast, Congress has not established such a tribunal for citizens. Particularly under the 2006 Military Commissions Act, which only applies to non-citizens. Meaning, Levin noted, there is no legal basis for Tsarnaev to be tried in anything but a civilian court.     But if that’s the case, can a citizen even be deemed an unlawful enemy combatant, as Senator Lindsey Graham urged Obama to treat Tsarnaev as?     If the government cannot even put a citizen on trial in front of a military commission, what makes the Obama legal team think military

force could be used against a citizen on U.S. territory? How and when can a citizen be labeled an unlawful enemy combatant? In war, combatants are not usually offered the possibility of a trial or of due process. They are killed on the battlefield.     That made Senator Paul’s question highly critical. Could war powers extend to U.S. citizens on American soil? And under what circumstances?     Holder’s original response had prompted Paul to mount his now-unforgettable filibuster against Brennan, which, after it drew widespread attention and support from the American people, Paul got an additional response from Holder. Wrote Holder, “It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?’”     He answered, “The answer to that question is no.”     That seemingly settled the immediate question, all the while affirming the Justice Department’s stated position it could still kill citizens in the U.S., so long as they were deemed to be enemy combatants.     Certainly, nobody questions that someone who poses an

immediate threat to public safety and law enforcement could in fact be killed lawfully, even without being declared an enemy combatant. That was certainly the case with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar’s older brother who was killed in the midst of a gun battle with police.     The question gets stickier when the suspect no longer poses an immediate threat upon capture and arrest, or generally when there is no active combat situation the person is engaged in.     It therefore is still unclear how the White House or any subsequent administration would determine if a citizen is an unlawful enemy combatant. Which, if a citizen cannot be treated as such under current law, then when can he or she be subject to military force on U.S. soil?     We still don’t know. Certainly not based on Eric Holder’s vague responses. Nor under the Military Commissions Act, which again only provides for non-citizens to be labeled unlawful combatants.     All of which means Senator Paul’s original question still has not been answered. Not really. But it should be. Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.


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Nourish the ‘Roots’ of investment strategy     On Arbor Day, which we celebrate this week, people across the country plant trees. Of course, trees provide us with many benefits, including beauty, fruit and oxygen, as well as protection against land erosion. But the act of planting and nurturing trees can also guide our behavior in other areas of life — such as investing.     First of all, consider the vision and patience exhibited by tree growers when they plant their saplings. As an investor, you, too, need this type of perseverance and long-term outlook. When you invest, you should be focused on the long term yet be prepared for the inevitable short-term market downturns. How long is “long term”? Many investors hold quality investments for decades. It’s a long process, but the potential growth you seek will need this time.     What else can you, as an investor, learn from tree planters? For one thing, be aware of how they keep their orchards healthy. By providing proper irrigation and disease-prevention measures, they help their trees stay on the long path toward maturity. Similarly, you need to nurture your investment portfolio by continually providing it with the financial resources it needs to stay “healthy.” During periods of market volatility, it can be tempt-

ing to take a “time out” from investing — but if you do, you’ll miss out on the potential growth opportunities that may follow. Since no one can really predict the beginnings and endings of either “up” or “down” markets, you’re better off by staying invested. Also, just as horticulturists take steps to keep their trees from being subject to disease, you can keep your portfolio in good shape by periodically “pruning” it of investments that no longer meet your needs.     Here’s something else that tree planters can teach us: diversification. Consider an orchard that contains several different fruit trees; its commercial benefits may be greater than a comparable orchard that only grows apples. Plus, the presence of a variety of trees can prove beneficial if disease strikes one type. In some areas of the country, for example, Dutch Elm

Disease wiped out thousands of trees, leaving entire streets treeless. If some other species had also been planted, these streets would still have had the benefits provided by mature trees, even if the elms were gone. As an investor, you don’t want to own just one type of financial asset, such as growth stocks, because if a downturn hits this segment, your entire portfolio could take a big hit. A better strategy would be to populate your “financial orchard” with a variety of investments — such as stocks, bonds and government securities — that are suitable for your situation. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can help reduce the effects of volatility, it can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.)     As an investor, you can learn some lessons from Arbor Day that could prove “tree-mendously” helpful to you as you chart your course for the future — and you won’t even have to “go out on a limb” to put these strategies in place. 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.

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Riley’s Trick Shop owner Jim Riley and his son, Jim, stand behind the counter at the store, 6442 W. 111th St. in Worth. Riley is moving the shop in June to a storefront at 8086 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills.

And that’s no joke Riley’s plans move to Palos Hills By Laura Bollin

    Riley’s Trick Shop, a beloved magic and gag-gift shop that has resided in Worth for 40 years, is getting a new name and leaving town for a new location.     The store, longtime tenant of the familiar building at 6442 W. 11th St. in Worth, is planning a grand opening for June just more than two miles west at 8086 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. The store will be rebranded with the name Riley’s Tricks and Gifts.     Owner Jim Riley said he is hopeful the new site across the street from Stagg High School in the Valley Plaza will benefit from its proximity to other businesses including a tanning salon, hair salon and Aladdin’s restaurant. Submitted Photo Riley, whose father opened Riley’s Trick Shop in Chicago in 1937 and moved it to Worth in 1973, says he might even hang the “Future     Nicholas O’Connor (right) has been named the new administrative assistant to Metropolitan Water Home of Riley’s Trick Shop” sign Reclamation District President Kathleen Therese Meany. O’Connor is a graduate of Brother Rice High he found while sorting through School and earned his law degree at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He and Meany are seen stock at the new shop. His father here with MWRD Commissioner Patrick Daley Thompson. hung the sign outside the Worth store before moving there.     Riley and his family love Worth, he said. His wife, Judy, and son, Jim, help him run the store.     “We love it here, but we can’t pay to heat and cool the whole building when we’re not using it,” he said.     The store’s new name will emphasize its selection of birth-

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day and gag gifts; Riley’s will no longer sell Halloween costumes. The new store will be about half the size of the current space at 2,500 square feet instead of 5,000; and will increase its inventory of Halloween accessories such as masks and makeup.     “One of the best costumes we did was when a whole family dressed up as The Incredibles, and we helped them with makeup,” Riley said. “Another year, the father and son dressed up as Dr. Evil and Mini Me from ‘Austin Powers,’ and we helped them with bald caps.”     Riley’s favorite part of the job is showing people how to apply costume makeup, so he is looking forward to the larger selection.     “I like showing people how to do a cut or a burn,” Riley said. “I did a burn on my hand for someone, and then was working the printing press. A woman came in and told me I should get it looked at. She said she knew a burn when she saw one because she was an emergency room nurse. I pulled off the burn, and she told me I’d fooled her. I felt good about that.”     The store will be liquidating its Halloween costume selection before the doors close at the end of May. Adult costumes will be $15 to $25, and children’s costumes will be $10. Riley hopes to be moved into the new space

by June 1.     “It’s going to be a lot of work,” Riley said. “We’ve got to move everything into a smaller space and try not to kill each other, because we’re family. It’s not going to be easy.     Riley plans to expand the store’s printing capabilities as far as personalized t-shirts, tote bags and drinking mugs. The Palos Hills store will have joke cases filled with fake vomit, spilled ice cream, snapping gum and other practical jokes, and two large display windows to show off Halloween accessories.     “The main thing I’m looking forward to is the carpeted floor,” Riley said. “I’ve worked on cement my entire life, and my ankles are killing me. I’m looking forward to being around other businesses, too. People will stop in the plaza and go to Riley’s, or come to Riley’s and then stop in at another store.”     Riley said he is looking forward to seeing more children and families coming into the shop.     “Some people have been coming here for three generations,” Riley said. “Kids come in and just say, ‘wow,’ looking at all the jokes and the giant spiders on the ceiling. Their parents say that Riley’s looked a lot bigger when they were kids, and I tell them no, you were just a lot smaller.”

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are 50-100. Second position raises to 200, and I call in the next position with Ah 4h. The small blind calls as well.     The flop comes 10c 6s 3h. The small blind checks, and the initial raiser bets 300 into a pot of 700.     Is my opponent disinterested in the pot or weak? He bet less than half the pot at a table with deep stacks. He doesn’t seem interested in playing a big pot. Also, early in tournaments, players often play very straightforward and give up on pots because pots are small compared with stacks.     Does my flop call look strong? Because of the preflop positions, I would often call preflop with J-J or even Q-Q. This flop is very dry — a term for a flop that helps few drawing hands — so if I have a strong hand, such as an overpair, a set or top pair, I don’t have to raise to keep from being outdrawn. And most players

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wouldn’t expect me to call the flop without a hand when there is another player left to act.     Are there lots of good, and few bad, turn cards for me? I expect the raiser to keep betting on pocket jacks, queens, kings and aces. I probably have to fold on a jack, queen or king on the turn but can keep calling on an ace. On most other cards, I expect him to give up. Even if he doesn’t, I’ll turn a flush draw or an open-ended straight draw 26.5 percent of the time.     The small blind folds. The turn card is the 10d. My opponent checks. I bet 750. This bet is consistent with any hand that includes a 10, and unless my opponent expects me to call the flop without holding a pair, he would think it impossible for me to be bluffing on the turn.     My opponent calls. I expect him to have a two-pair hand, hoping (Continued on page 12)

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Anatomy of a ‘float’     One of the biggest things separating the strong players from the weak players is the willingness to battle over pots without a hand. While many players will take a flop and then fold when they miss, strong players have some tricks up their sleeves to stay in the hand and turn a miss into a profit. Today, I’m going to teach you how to float.     A float is a call on the flop with the intention of bluffing later. When choosing whether to float, I look for a few important things:     1) Is my opponent disinterested in the pot or weak?     2) Does my flop call look strong?     3) Are there lots of good turn cards for me? Are there few bad turn cards?     Here’s an example:     The table is nine-handed. Blinds


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James A. Brewer     James A. Brewer, 49, died April 2 in Oak Lawn.     Pilgrim Faith United Church of     Mr. Brewer was cremated. Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave. in Oak     Mr. Brewer is survived by his Lawn, will gather for worship at daughters, Cassie and Kalina; his 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, and ex-wife, Maggie; and his sister, will then pick up trash at Lake- Deborah Palumbo. shore Park in Oak Lawn as part of its Mission 4:1 Earth initia- Marta Elizabeth Cruz tive. Participants are encouraged     Marta Elizabeth Cruz, 77, of to wear old clothes. The church Worth, died April 10 at St. James has also planned an alternative Hospital in Chicago Heights. Visiservice project at the church that tation was held April 12 at Schmaday for those who are not able to edeke Funeral Home in Worth. A go to the park. funeral Mass was held April 13

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    First grade students at St. Louis de Montfort School, 8840 Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Lawn, learned about the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle to get ready to celebrate Earth Day, held Monday. Seen here are Mariah Hatcher, Jaiden Rodriguez, Lanisa Rosales, Laszlo Cano, Natalia Landeros, Tamara Jarzabek and Kyle Puhr.

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    The Kelly High School Class of 1963 is planning a 50th reunion for this fall. The planning committee is seeking classmates. For more information or to have your name placed on the distribution list for the formal invitation contact Bernadette (Bernie) Petrauskas at (630) 469-9418 or bernptrsks@ yahoo.com.

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a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.     Mr. Rogers is survived by his sons, Michael, David, John and Bill; his daughter, Nancie Bragg; his brother, Tom; his sister, Mary Lynn Cleveland; and 13 grandchildren.     Mr. Rogers was born in Chicago. He worked for AT&T.

Judith Rogers     Judith Rogers, 73, née Lord, of Hiwassee, Ga., formerly of Palos Hills, died April 10 in Tennessee. A memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.     Mrs. Rogers is survived by her sons, Michael, David, John James A. Wojciechowski and Bill; her daughter, Nancie     James A. Wojciechowski, 70, at Our Lady of the Ridge Church Bragg; her brother, Dennis; and of Oak Lawn, died April 12 at in Chicago Ridge. 13 grandchildren. home. Visitation and a funeral     Ms. Cruz is survived by her     Mrs. Rogers was born in Chi- service were held April 16 at brothers, Jesse and Pasqual; and cago. She worked as a nurse. Chapel Hill Gardens South Fuher sister, Anna Guerrero. neral Home in Oak Lawn. In    Ms. Cruz was born in Laredo, William Rogers terment was at Holy Sepulchre Texas.     William Rogers, 74, of Hiwas- Cemetery in Worth. see, Ga., formerly of Palos Hills,     Mr. Wojciechowski is survived Stella Kamradt died April 10 in Tennessee. A by his wife, Ruth; and one grand    Stella Kamradt, 81, of Coloma, memorial Mass was held at 10 son. Mich., died April 11 in St. Joseph, Mich. Visitation and a funeral service were held April 19 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Interment was private. Born August 2, 1915 in     Ms. Kamradt is survived by her Worth, Illinois and passed sons, Lawrence Mikolajczak and away April 13, 2013 in RichEdward Kamradt; her daughters, ardson, Texas. Preceded in Sandra Bennett and Debra Kamdeath by her husband of radt; her sister, June Kamradt; 44 years, Edwin E. Teason, her brothers, David and Daniel; also former pioneer resiand four grandchildren and one dent of Worth. Survived by great-grandchild. her son Glen E. Teason and     Mrs. Kamradt was born in Chiwife Lana, granddaughters, cago. She worked for Veli’s Kofy Michelle Dodsworth, Tricia Kup in Oak Lawn. Teason Paczuski, four great grand children; Stirling and Elizabeth “Betty” Spencer Dodsworth, Anna McLaughlin and Adam Paczuski, niece     Elizabeth “Betty” McLaughlin, Sandra Weygandt, nephew 84, née Collins, of Chicago Ridge, Roger Bodin. died April 19 at Advocate Christ Ragnhild (Ronnie) Bodin, Medical Center in Oak Lawn. maiden name, was a “Worth Pioneer”, being born in her Visitation was held April 22 at parents’ home, that used to stand at 6500 West 111th St, Schmaedeke Funeral Home in in Worth, in 1915. She was 97 when passing Saturday, April Worth. Interment was private. 13, in the Gardens of Richardson (Richardson, TX) nursing     Mrs. McLaughlin is survived home. by her daughter, Judy; her sons, Stephen and Alan; and two grandMemorial Services will be held at a later date at Restland children. Funeral Home, Richardson, Texas. Condolences may be of    Mrs. McLaughlin was born in fered at www.RestlandFuneralHome.com. Athy, Ireland. She worked as a waitress at the Old Barn Restau-

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Travel Troubleshooter By Christopher Elliott

No oceanview room — and no refund

Mayo Clinic     DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What could cause a cough that lasts for months? I take antihistamine tablets and use nasal saline spray, but still cough throughout the day and at night.     ANSWER: Coughing is a normal reaction to irritants in your respiratory system. Coughing forcefully expels foreign bodies, mucus and other irritants, such as pollution, from your throat and clears them from your airway.     However, when a cough lasts too long, it may be a sign of an underlying problem or disease. Moreover, coughing itself becomes a problem. The forces exerted on your body by persistent coughing can result in direct physical problems — such as damage to your vocal cords, rupture of small blood vessels in your airway, fainting spells, hernias or even broken ribs. It can also harm the quality of your life, sleep and social life.     When a cough lasts longer than six to eight weeks, it’s considered a chronic cough. Diagnosing the cause can be time-consuming, but is usually a critical first step which involves systematically eliminating probable causes through history taking, testing and trying different treatments. Common causes of chronic cough include:     1. Postnasal drip. This is a sensation of mucus trickling from the back of your nose down into your throat. It may be due to hay fever, allergies or irritants. How postnasal drip causes a cough is still not clearly understood. In some cases, this sensation may not even be noticed. In chronic cough, postnasal drip may be due to inflammation of your nasal passages including your sinuses.     2. Asthma. While unusual, asthma can present with only a cough. This is known as cough variant asthma. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will develop chronic asthma with wheezing.

    3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).With GERD, stomach acid, digestive enzymes and bile back up (reflux) into your esophagus. It may reach up to the voice box. In severe cases, reflux material may get into the lungs. These substances are irritating to your respiratory tract and can trigger a cough.     Coughing itself may cause acid reflux, turning it into a vicious cycle. While heartburn is common in reflux, not everyone with reflux experiences it. Hoarseness, throat clearing, the sensation of a tickle in the throat and cough — usually when in an upright position — may be associated with GERD affecting the throat. This is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).     4. Pertussis. Chronic cough may be due to an unrecognized case of whooping cough (pertussis).     5. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Taken to lower blood pressure, drugs in this class include enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Zestril) and others. Chronic cough can occur long after these drugs have been started. And, it may take two to three weeks for a cough to improve after stopping these medications.     6. Lung disorders. Chronic cough can be caused by airway damage called bronchiectasis, and by a condition that causes asthma-like symptoms, but with normal lung function (eosinophilic bronchitis).     In smokers, persistent cough and phlegm production (chronic bronchitis) is common. Throat or lung cancer may be suspected in a smoker or former smoker who has a chronic cough that changes abruptly or lasts for more than one month following smoking cessation, or if they cough up blood or note a change in their voice.     Usually, chronic cough can be stopped by treating an underlying cause. In about 90 percent of cases, the underlying cause is postnasal drip, asthma

    Q: I recently booked a hotel least four reservations coming sure you received it. If you had, room for a three-night stay at in telling them the same thing. you could have phoned Expedia the DoubleTree Beach Resort Expedia clearly is pocketing the and fixed this long before you by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay — extra money and booking the checked in. North Redington Beach through landview rooms for the customers     Once you checked into the hotel, Expedia. I opted to pay the higher who paid the higher rate to have Expedia wasn’t the only higher rate of $239 a night to guarantee an oceanview room. We never power to which you could appeal. a beachfront room. The lower rate would have stayed at this hotel You could have also phoned Hilton of $199 was refundable but would if oceanview rooms were not corporate to ask it to upgrade your not guarantee the oceanview available or guaranteed. room after the hotel turned you room.     When I came home from my down.     My husband and I decided it trip I called Expedia one last time     I asked Expedia about your was worth the risk of losing our and spoke with a supervisor, who case. Its records show you booked $800 so that we can have the offered me a $50 voucher to use your room online, with help from oceanview. This was risky since with Expedia and that’s the best a phone agent. It reviewed its call we have four small children and he said he could do. I told him I records and determined that the anything could have happened was not interested in taking a $50 agent incorrectly guaranteed to force us to cancel our voucher for Expedia to have them oceanview accommodations at the reservation. take my money and make false time of purchase. The company     When we arrived at the hotel promises. Can you help? — Mary has refunded the $120 rate on Friday, March 2, they gave Fahy, Chicago difference and offered you a $50 me a landview room and told     A: If Expedia sold you an travel coupon, which can be used me that Expedia booked me a oceanview room, then you should for a future purchase. landview room. I thought once I have received an oceanview room    (Christopher Elliott is the author called Expedia, the issue would or a refund of the difference of “Scammed: How to Save Your be resolved but after an hour between an oceanview and a Money and Find Better Service in on the phone with a supervisor standard room. a World of Schemes, Swindles, who was extremely rude, I had     Is having an oceanview room a and Shady Deals” (Wiley). no such luck. big deal? In your case, yes. You He’s also the ombudsman for     When I went back to read my specifically asked for it, you paid National Geographic Traveler confirmation from Expedia, it said extra for it, and you gave up your magazine and the co-founder of nothing about the oceanview room right to a refund. Definitely worth the Consumer Travel Alliance, — only that I was guaranteed a king it, by the way; the views of the a nonprofit organization that bed. This is false advertising and a ocean are spectacular on Florida’ advocates for travelers. Read scam as when I booked the room, west coast, and well worth paying more tips on his blog, elliott.org Expedia’s website clearly stated a little extra to see. or e-mail him at chris@elliott. that I was booking a guaranteed     But if an oceanview room was org. Christopher Elliott receives oceanview room. The hotel was so important, why not check a great deal of reader mail, and completely booked all weekend and your confirmation to make sure though he answers them as quickly couldn’t do anything for us. it’s there? You just spent a lot of as possible, your story may not or GERD. If sinus disease or     The hotel told me that this extra money for an amenity, but be published for several months reflux is suspected, response to happens every weekend with at didn’t check your receipt to make because of a backlog of cases.) treatment may help determine the cause. Sometimes, there can be more than one cause that needs to be addressed.     Depending on your diagnosis, treatment may include: By Jill Schlesinger     1. Antihistamine allergy medications and decongestants. By Mark Andrews These are standard treatments for postnasal drip. If you can identify a trigger that causes     April 22: ON THIS DATE in symptoms, avoiding that     Americans love getting a tax 2013 right now. The maximum 1955, Congress ordered that all trigger may be helpful. Nasal refund. The IRS says 80 percent you can contribute to all of your U.S. coins bear the motto “In corticosteroid sprays also may of taxpayers received an average traditional and Roth IRAs is the God We Trust.” In 1970, the refund of over $2,700 last year. smaller of: $5,500 ($6,500 if you’re first Earth Day was held to focus be of value.     2. Inhaled a s t h m a What’s not to like about found age 50 or older), or your taxable on the conservation of natural medications. These reduce money? But a refund is really just compensation for the year. resources. inflammation and spasms and the return of a year-long, interest-     Note: Even if you have an     April 23: ON THIS DATE in free loan that you extended to your employer-sponsored plan, you may 1635, the first public school in open your airways.     3. Drugs to suppress stomach spendthrift Uncle Sam. This year, also qualify for the full annual IRA the United States, Boston Latin acid. These help manage acid make sure that you keep that deduction. Check the IRS website School, was founded in Boston. reflux. Additional measures money and put it to work. Before for details. In 1985, the Coca-Cola Co. for reducing acid reflux you plunk down big bucks on a     4. Invest in a non-retirement announced it was changing the include losing weight if you’re flatscreen TV or take that big account. If you have maxed out secret flavor formula for Coke. overweight, eating meals three vacation, consider the following your retirement accounts and still Intensely negative public reaction have extra money, consider opening later prompted the company to to four hours before lying down investment opportunities: for bed or elevating the head     1. Replenish emergency reserves. a non-retirement investment resume selling the original version Before retirement, you should account with a no-load mutual as Coca-Cola Classic, while New of your bed a few inches.     4. Antibiotics. If your always keep 6-12 months of fund company like Vanguard, T. Coke remained on the market for coughing is suspected of being living expenses in a safe place, Rowe Price or Fidelity, or go to a several years. caused by a bacterial infection, like checking, savings or money discount brokerage firm like Charles     April 24: ON THIS DATE such as a persistent sinus market accounts. If you are already Schwab or TD Ameritrade. Don’t in 1898, Spain declared war on infection or a lung infection, retired, it’s advisable to double that be tempted to purchase actively the United States after rejecting amount. For one reason or another, managed mutual funds: According America’s ultimatum to withdraw antibiotics may help.     5. Not smoking and avoiding you may have dipped into your to research, over the 23 years ending from Cuba. In 1980, the United secondhand smoke. In addition emergency reserve funds over the in 2009, actively managed funds States launched an abortive to causing chronic bronchitis, course of the year. Uncle Sam’s trailed their benchmarks by an attempt to free American hostages smoking irritates your lungs refund check can help replenish average of one percentage point in Iran, a mission in which eight and can worsen coughs from those accounts. With interest rates a year. Another report from S&P U.S. service members died. still at rock-bottom levels, explore found that most actively managed     April 25: ON THIS DATE other causes.     If no cause for your cough is CDs and I-bonds to boost the income funds waged a losing battle over the in 1859, ground was broken for found, or if the cause can’t be on your emergency reserves. Check five years through Dec. 31, 2010. construction of the Suez Canal. effectively treated, drugs may out www.depositaccounts.com for     5. Fund 529 plans. Is someone In 1945, during World War II, in your family struggling to save U.S. and Soviet forces linked up be prescribed to suppress the help. cough, loosen mucus or relax     2. Pay down credit card, auto and for college? It’s not surprising on the Elbe River. airways. — Kaiser Lim, maybe mortgage debt. Your refund since the cost of college tuition     April 26: ON THIS DATE in M.D., Pulmonary and Critical is an excellent way to put a dent has spiked 300 percent since 1607, an expedition of colonists Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, in your outstanding debts. The 1990. If you are interested in went ashore in Virginia to bonus is that when you pay down giving the gift of education, then establish the first permanent Rochester, Minn.    (Medical Edge from Mayo debt, you are essentially earning consider funding a Section 529 English settlement in the Western Clinic is an educational a guaranteed return that is likely college savings plan. The money Hemisphere. In 1986, the world’s resource and doesn’t replace MUCH higher than any investment you deposit in a 529 plan grows worst nuclear accident occurred regular medical care. E-mail available. For those who are risk- tax-free, and withdrawals that are at the Chernobyl power plant in a question to medicaledge(AT averse, consider paying down your used to pay for qualified college the Ukraine, killing 31 people and SIGN)mayo.edu , or write: mortgage. Even though your rate expenses sidestep taxes, too. You spewing radiation that sickened Medical Edge from Mayo may be low, it’s probably higher can invest up to $14,000 in 2013 thousands. Clinic, c/o TMS, 2010 Westridge than whatever you are earning on without incurring a federal gift     April 27: ON THIS DATE tax. There are some states that in 1861, West Virginia seceded Drive, Irving, TX 75038. For your cash equivalents. more information, visit www.     3. Retirement contributions. If offer state tax benefits as well, so from Virginia to become a Union you are still working and have be sure to research the options at state after Virginia had seceded mayoclinic.org.) access to an employer-sponsored www.savingforcollege.com. from United States. In 1937, retirement plan, like a 401(k), a     Of course, if your financial the nation’s first Social Security 403(b) or a 457 plan, increase house is in order, it really is OK checks were distributed. your contribution amount for to blow the refund and have some     April 28: ON THIS DATE 2013. Because you have that fun, too! in 1789, a mutiny occurred 2012 refund in the bank, you can    (Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is on the H.M.S. Bounty as the afford to absorb the extra money the Editor-at-Large for www. crew of the British ship set the coming out of your paycheck. The CBSMoneyWatch.com. She covers captain and a few loyal officers 2013 pre-tax contribution limit for the economy, markets, investing or adrift in a small boat. In 1914, self-care guide on smoking. employer plans has increased to anything else with a dollar sign Willis H. Carrier patented the For the intervention group, $17,500, and the limit for over-50 on her podcast and blog, Jill on air conditioner. the researchers took pictures of catch-up contributions is $5,500. Money, as well as on television and all participants and downloaded     You can also use that extra radio. She welcomes comments and    (Mark Andrews can be reached them on a laptop, showing money to get a jump on funding questions at askjill@jillonmoney. via e-mail at mlandrews@ embarqmail.com.) the subjects what they’d like an IRA or a Roth IRA for tax year com.) as smokers or non-smokers at age 55.     Those in the intervention There are elected officials who say it is more convenient to group who saw the pictures conduct business in secret, behind closed doors. But we say that were more than three times as in an open society, citizens expect and demand that their elected likely to show less dependence officials be accountable, both by holding open meetings and by on nicotine. Overall, one in seven smokers quit after viewing their having open records. photo-aged selves. Our Freedom of Information Act was created to assure this     Knowing that 1 in 5 teens who open principle in government. It was not created for the media smoke say they smoke 13 to 15 but for the people. It is “The People’s Act.” So when some school cigarettes a day, if this photoaging software can dissuade board member, city council member, state representative or them from smoking or to reduce whoever says what they do and why they do it are none of your their nicotine habit, it may be business, say you are the people and you have a right to know! more effective than lectures on the hazards of smoking.

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Too man teens still ignore the hazards of smoking     During checkups for adolescents, I talk with each teen about smoking. While the rates of cigarette smoking among teens continue to drop, 20 percent of teens in the U.S. consider themselves regular smokers.     Added to that statistic is the fact that every day almost 3,900 young people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette. Little do they know how addicting nicotine can be. Thirty percent of those teen smokers will continue smoking into adulthood.     Smoking carries many health hazards we all know about: it causes cancer, emphysema and heart disease. It also shortens a person’s life by 10 to 15 years. But teens know these facts and continue to smoke. What many need to be reminded of is that smoking also causes more immediate side effects, such as

bad-breath, yellow fingernails and teeth, smoke smell on their hair and clothes and premature aging of their skin! Such factors should resonate with imageconscious youth.     I just saw a study out of Australia in which teens tested a software program that showed them what they might look like in their 50s and 60s if they continued to smoke. A Canadian-based company has also developed face-aging software called April (for details, check http://www. ageme.com).     The researchers conducted a randomized controlled study at eight pharmacy sites in Australia targeting young smokers. There were 160 participants (ages 1830), 80 in a control group and 80 in the intervention group. The study was conducted over a 6-month period.     Participants were asked to complete a baseline questionnaire. All received a

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hat’s W Going On Cardinal George at Saint Louis D.     St. Louis de Montfort Parish, 8808 Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Lawn, will hold a 50th anniversary Mass and reception at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28. The guest of honor will be Cardinal Francis George. Call 599-5300 for more information

Spaghetti Dinner     The United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 100th Street and Central Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from S5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Adults are $7, children 12 and under $3.50 (under 6 eat free). Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information call 423-1170.

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    The Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Highway in Chicago Ridge, held its annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner April 18 at Nickobee’s, 10555 Southwest Highway in Worth. More than 50 volunteers attended the event and were honored for their services with a family-style dinner and thanks from League executive director     The Worth Cruisers Car Club Linda Estrada. meets every Monday beginning     For more information on volunteering call the League at 636-8586 or visit the shelter, or obtain our volunteer application at www.animalwelfareleague.com/programs/ May 6, weather permitting, at volunteers.asp.Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. the Waters Edge Golf Club, 7205 W. 115th St. in Worth. Participants may show off their cars, trucks, motorcycles or special interest vehicles. Food and no late fees. Place holds on items the Circulation Desk. Bring an Evergreen Park     Registration is underway for drink is sold at The Edge Bar & Chicago Ridge Grill. Visit worthcruisenights@     The Chicago Ridge Library is that are checked out. Service is ID and proof of address.     Wiffle T-Ball for boys and girls before- and after-school FLASH *** at 10400 Oxford Ave. The phone only available to Green Hills cardyahoo.com. 3 to 5 years old will be Wednes- (Fun & Learning After School holders. To start browsing visit     Books, tapes and CDs not days or Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., Hours). The park district has number is 423-7753.     The Chicago Ridge Public Li- http://ghpl.axis360.baker-taylor. found at the library can be or Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the partnered with Ridgeland Flower Sale brary, 10400 Oxford Ave. will hold com. For more information call requested online from another Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. School District 122 and Oak     Pilgrim Faith United Church “Turn Around a Tough Interview” 598-8446. library. For more information Fee is $50. T-ball begins the week Lawn-Hometown School Disof Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave. in at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29. Jody *** call the Interlibrary Loan de- of April 17. trict 123 and is in all of those Oak Lawn, will hold its annual Eriksen, a career coach, will teach     The library is collecting first- partment or stop by the Help districts’ elementary schools *** Flower Sale from 3 to 6 p.m. you five strategies to ensure one is person accounts of stories of mili- Desk on the first floor.     Tae Kwon Do for boys and — Columbus Manor, Harnew, Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. maximizing the ability to deliver tary service to be donated to the *** girls 4 to 13 years will be Mon- Kolb and Lieb in District Saturday, May 4, and 10:30 a.m. during a job interview. Veteran History Project of the     “Images of America: Oak days beginning April 29 at the 122, and Covington, Hannum, to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Items Library of Congress. The library Lawn” by Oak Lawn Library Community Center, 97th Street Hometown, Kolmar and Sward Evergreen Park for sale will include geraniums, is seeking photos, memoirs, and local history coordinator Kevin and Homan Avenue. Fee is $64 in District 123. For more infor    The Evergreen Park Public Liimpatiens, begonias, marigolds, wartime diaries from World War Korst contains more than 200 for eight weeks. For age groups mation call the FLASH director brary is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The and other varieties. Choose II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian photographs with captions and and times call 229-3373. A $45 or the FLASH assistant director phone number is 422-8522. from flats, baskets, or potted Gulf, and the conflicts in Afghani- chapter introductions, and uniform fee is required at the at 857-2420. *** plants. All proceeds will go to stan and Iraq. Call 598-8446 for highlights the many aspects of first class of the child’s second Worth     Learn to Crochet for adults and the church. For more informamore information. Oak Lawn’s history including session. Belt test is offered twice     Little Club offers benefits teens will be Tuesdays, March 19 tion call 422-4200. *** Round-Up Days and the 1967 per year through KH Kim Tae such as free indoor playground through April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30     The library offers Freegal Mu- Tornado. The book is available Kwon Do for an additional fee usage. Fee is $10 resident, $15 p.m. Beginners bring an H/8 crosic, a downloadable music service for purchase at the library’s Re- of $70. All colored belt students non-resident. For more inforchet hook; yarn will be provided. that provides access to the Sony ception Booth for $21.99 (cash are required to have complete mation call the park district. All others should bring a current Music Entertainment catalog. or check). Book sales benefit the sparring gear. *** project. Registration required. The catalog offers hundreds of Oak Lawn Community Library ***     Jazzercise for persons age 16 *** thousands of songs in more than Foundation. A corresponding     Step & Strength Training is years and older will be from 9:20     After School Homework Help 100 genres of music. photo exhibit is on display and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and *** features more than 100 historic Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday Thursday and Friday, and 9:15 Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.     The library’s Media on DeOak Lawn images and dozens and Thursday, and 6:45 to 7:45 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday; and Senior Lunch Bunch Both teachers are bilingual (Engmand program enables patrons of artifacts. The display is in p.m. at the Community Center, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and     The Worth park District’s Se- lish and Spanish). to download best-selling and clas- the Local History Room on the 3450 W. 97th St. nior Lunch Bunch will visit Flat Wednesday at the Terrace Censic audiobooks, eBooks, music library’s second floor. For more Top restaurant in Lombard on Green Hills tre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Fee is $37 Hickory Hills Wednesday, May 8. Trip leaves     The Green Hills Public Library and video. No late fees. Works information contact Korst at     The Hickory Hills Park Dis- monthly for an Easy Fit Ticket is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos include best-selling novels, well422-4990. from Terrace Centre, 11500 Betrict has openings in its pre- and a registration fee of $25. For *** loit Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Registra- Hills. The phone number is 598- known classics and self-improveschool classes. Five-day class more information call 448-7080 8446. ment guides. For more informa    The library offers “Accestion deadline is Wednesday, May is $1,540, three-day class (Mon- or visit worthparkdistrict.org. 1. Call the park district at 448-     Children 2 years and older can tion visit mediaondemand.org. sible Archives,” an electronic day, Wednesday, Friday) is $860, *** make a Mother’s Day craft at 6 *** resource available at oak7080 for more information.     The Terrace Centre, 11500 and two-day class (Tuesday and p.m. Thursday, May 2. Registra-     The library has a scanner lawnlibrary.org. Click on the Beloit Ave., has an indoor playDouble Nickel tion required. available to the public. Pictures, “Research” tab and select the Thursday) is $695.Classes start ground featuring slides, a climb    The Double Nickel Plus Cho*** documents, etc., can be scanned icon for “Accessible Archives.” in September and run through rus meets at the Community     The Green Team Time with and sent to an email, printer or The collection features histor- May 2014. Class times are 8:45 ing wall, tree house and more for children who can walk through Center, 3450 W. 97th St. in Miss Emily for children 6 to 8 USB device. ic periodicals and books and to 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 3:15 4 years old. Hours are 11 a.m. Evergreen Park, every Wednes- years old will meet at 6:30 p.m. for *** provides eyewitness accounts p.m. The office is open Monday to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 111. nature-themed stories and activi-     The library offers Tumble- and editorial observations of through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. ties Wednesday, May 8. Registra- Books!, a collection of animated events, genealogical records, for registration. Parents must day. Fee is $1 for residents, $2 for non-residents. For more inFor more information call 422- tion required. talking picture books with fiction, county histories and Godey’s provide child’s birth certificate formation call 448-7080 or visit 8776. *** non-fiction and foreign language “Lady’s Book” — a magazine and immunization records. For worthparkdistrict.org.     A shredding event will be from titles, and read-alongs (chapter published to entertain, inform more information call 598-1233 Rules of the Road ***     The Worth Township Seniors noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April books with sentence highlight- and educate women of Ameri- or visit hhparkdistrct.org.     The Worth Park District Hiswill hold a free Rules of the 6. ing and narration but no anima- ca. The Civil War collection is Palos Hills torical Society meets at 7 p.m. *** Road class from 9:30 and 11:30 tion). Visit greenhills.lib.il.us or noteworthy and presents cover-     A trip to “Anderson Japa- every fourth Wednesday of the a.m. June 5, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2.     Family Movie Time featuring call 598-8446, Ext. 117, for more age based on various historical nese Gardens” in Rockford month at the Worth Historical will be Thursday, May 16. Cost Appointment must be made to “Finding Nemo,” popcorn and information. perspectives. Museum, in the Terrace Centre is $30 per person, advanced attend; call the Worth Township lemonade for all ages will be at Oak Lawn *** at 11500 Beloit Ave. Meetings are Senior Room at 371-2900, Ext. 4 p.m. Friday, April 26. Registra-     The Oak Lawn Public Library     The Freegal music service registration is required. For open to the public. Membership 28. Worth Township Center is at tion required. is at 5300 W. 95th St. The phone is available on the library’s more information call 430- is free but is not required to at*** 4500 or visit paloshillsweb.org. 11601 Pulaski Road in Alsip. website, oaklawnlibrary.org. number is 422-4990. tend.     Summer in Provence with chef Patrons may download up to ***     Volunteers are welcome to come Meals on Wheels Oak Lawn Kate Bradley will be at 7 p.m. three songs a week from the to the museum from 10 a.m. to     The Evergreen Park Office of Tuesday, April 30. Dishes will in-     The Friends of the Oak Lawn     The park district offers duSony catalog with their library Citizens’ Services offers a Meals clude zucchini vichyssoise, greens Library will see “Oklahoma!” plicate bridge every Monday at noon Tuesdays to assist with card. Freegal includes millions projects. The museum is open on Wheels program for village with goat cheese and tarragon vin- Wednesday, May 15. Witness the of songs and requires no soft- 11:30 a.m. at Oak View Center, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday residents 60 years and older who aigrette, ratatouille, and apricot Lyric Opera of Chicago’s produc4625 W. 110th St. Cost is $7 per ware to install. Files that can tion of “Oklahoma!” Main floor are unable to prepare their own tart. Registration required. person and includes a light lunch. through Friday. Curator hours are seating. Bus leaves at 12:30 p.m., be played on any device includ- All ages are welcome. For more 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through meals. Meals are delivered Mon*** ing iPods. For more information Thursday. For group visits call day through Friday. For more     The library is collecting Legos returns at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $82 information call 857-2200. for Friends members, $87 for oth- visit oaklawnlibrary.org. 448-7080, Ext. 107. information call 422-8776. *** to be used in a Lego club that *** ers. Members must present curwill begin this summer. Bring 55 and Up rent membership card or receipt     Recycle “gently used” books,     Palos Hills residents 55 years donations to the library. LEGAL NOTICE to receive discount. Two-ticket magazines, CDs and videos by *** and older meet from noon to limit. Trip is not wheelchair ac- donating them to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing 2 p.m. the second and fourth     The library offers the eBook cessible. Notice of Public Meeting Book Sale. The Friends will not Wednesdays of each month at platform 3M Cloud Library, and *** the Palos Hills Community Cen- has a touch-screen Discovery Sta-     The library now offers movie accept Readers Digest Condensed On May 23, 2013 at 10A.M. a meeting conducted by Worth ter, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets tion where patrons can browse check-out for free. Check-out Books, encyclopedias or older text School District 127 will take place at the Dr. Rosemary Lucas for events must be purchased and checkout eBooks. Cloud periods are seven days with no books. The donation drop-off area Administrative Center, 11218 S. Ridgeland Ave., Worth, Illinois. one week in advance. Entertain- eBooks can be read on most renewals. Oak Lawn residents is near the library’s Cook Avenue The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans ment includes musicians, sing- eReaders, computers, tablets and may check out up to 10 films entrance. Interested parties may for providing special education services to students with fill out a short form at the Reers, luncheons, movies, plays smart phones. Check out a 3M at a time. disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within eReader at the circulation desk. ception Booth to receive a tax and bingo. *** the district for the 2013/2014 school year. If you are the parent of Visit greenhillslibrary.org to get     The library offers “Temporary letter by mail that acknowledges a home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with Pinochle started. their donation. Hardcover books Online Patron Registration.” Fill     The Worth Senior Pinochle *** cost 50 cents each, paperbacks a disability and you reside within the boundaries of Worth School club is seeking new members.     The library has an eBook ser- out a registration form at oak are 25 cents and magazines cost District 127 you are urged to attend. If you have further lawnlibrary.org/librarycards2. Membership is free. Visit the vice, Axis 360, through which five cents each. Audio visual items questions pertaining to this meeting, group at the Worth Park Dis- users can download bestselling shtml, and visit the Circulation are priced as indicated. Funds colplease contact Margaret McKenna at (708) 671-3921. Desk within 14 days to receive trict Terrace Centre, 11500 eBooks for as many as 21 days lected from the book sale support Beloit Ave., every Monday and directly onto a device using the a permanent card. Proof of resi- library programming and purdency in Oak Lawn is required. Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 Blio software application. Titles chases beyond the regular budget. *** p.m. Games begin at noon. Call automatically expire at the end of For more information call 422    The library has the newest 448-1181 for information. the lending period and there are — 15% Discount to New Customers — and most popular titles and 4990 or visit oaklawnlibrary.org. resources in its collection of Worth eBooks, Blu-Ray and DVDs     The library subscribes to Zinio, • Typesetting & layout • 67 years of experience SUDOKU Solution (movies and TV series), CDs for an online magazine stand that • 500 to 250,000 copies • 149 satisfied publishers a range of music interests, and enables patrons to read maga• We have newsprint & • One-day service hard copy books. The library zines on computers, tablets or 50 lb. white paper • Quality Goss presswork also has a language learning phones using web browsers and • Pickup & delivery • We can print from your program and databases. Dur- apps. Must have Worth Library service available ing September, new library card. Zinio is accessible at worthMac or other disks card-holders will add a leaf to library.com. the tree in the Cook Avenue *** foyer and be eligible to enter     The library offers Try-It Illi12243 S. Harlem Ave. • Palos Heights, IL 60463-0932 a drawing for a book of their nois, which allows access to 300 choice (one child prize and one free databases from more than Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 am - 5 pm • Sat. 9 am - Noon adult/young adult prize up to 40 vendors. Access Try-It at Call (708) 448-4000 $35 value each). Cards are avail- worthlibrary.com (login and passVisit us online: www.regionalprinting.com able to Oak Lawn residents at word is available at the library).

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Hypertension drugs and NSAIDs punch kidneys     I receive email Med Alerts as well as many print publications to keep up with the latest in medications, alternative treatments, adverse reactions and nutrient studies.     The April 2013 issue of Worst Pills, Best Pills published a Canadian study and a warning regarding the possibility of some antihypertensive drugs when taken with over-the-counter and prescription painkillers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Some combinations may cause minor or even acute kidney injury (AKI). The publication indicated this was especially of concern among elderly patients with hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure or kidney disease.     As we age, our liver is not quite as capable of processing and detoxifying our bodies of certain foods and drugs. We slow down, and our organs do the same. For this reason it is often recommended that the elderly be prescribed lower dosages

or less medications than younger patients.     The first warnings about the problems associated with mixing

Mixing it up for good health By Dee Woods

medications appeared in a British Medical Journal study in January. The study indicated that two antihypertensive drugs a diuretic plus either an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (Altace, Lisinopril, Captopril, Capoten, Enalapril, Benzapril, Ramipril, etc.) or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), (Benicar, Atacand, Avapro, Cozaar, etc.) were the most problematic.     When AKI occurs, the kidneys’

filtering process is reduced. Additionally, the process by which the kidney controls fluids and electrolytes is disrupted. Patients with early AKI often have no symptoms, but as it becomes worse can cause a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, edema, shortness of breath, and even higher blood pressure. NSAIDs are often used to control osteoarthritis and can adversely affect the kidneys by blocking the hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins control blood flow to the filters within the kidney.     At any rate, many patients use NSAIDs for inflammatory disorders or arthritis. Many of those same patients also use ACE inhibitors or ARBs to control blood pressure. What hasn’t been known until recently is that by taking NSAIDS while taking the above medications for blood pressure, both minor and major kidney disease may occur. NSAIDs include, but are not limited to, aspirin (Ecotrin, Anacin,

Bayer), Trilisate, Dolobid, Celebrex, Cataflam, Pennsaid, Voltaren, Lodine, Motrin, Toradol, Indocin, Mobic, Naprosyn, Relafen, and ibuprofen.     It is now advised that if a patient is on any NSAID and the class of antihypertensive drugs known as ACE Inhibitors or ARBs, the NSAIDs may cause kidney damage. Because so many classes of drugs are involved and the list is longer than those I listed, it is best for patients to consult with their physicians to make certain they are not taking the combination.     Once again, it is more dangerous for those over 65 to be combining the two, according to the study. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if this combination may pose problems. Dee Woods is available to give presentations about alternative health treatments and healthy living. She can be reached at deewoods@comcast.net.

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Whatizit?     A Tiger that wore socks. White Sox to be exact. You didn’t actually think I would include the name of the photo’s subject in the clue, did you? I’m almost insulted, all you readers who guessed Tiger Woods; but you know who probably is insulted? Big Frank. The Big Hurt. Future Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, of your very own Chicago White Sox. Thomas attended college at Auburn University, where the athletic teams are known as the Tigers.     Not all of you were fooled. Bella Fruendt, Dan and Linda Heneghan, Vince Vizza, Rich Rahn, Mike Oshaughnessy, Jack and Griffin Burke Faddis, Robert Solner, Mike Martin, Bernie Mysliwiec, and Greg and Sandy Joiner got it right. Great job, people!     This week’s clue is: Love that creamy bean. Send responses to thereporter@comcast.net under the subject Whatizit, and please include your first and last names and where you live. By the way, if you get the chance “like” us on Facebook. Log on and search for The Reporter. It’s super important. Well, maybe not exactly “super” important, but we would sincerely appreciate it. Plus, once you like us you will receive notifications on your timeline about news, community events and other happenings in your towns. Thanks, readers!

Flooding (Continued from page 1) out the Chicago area.     Oak Lawn Mayor Dave Heilmann declared the village a state of emergency from April 17 to 23, and that declaration may help residents get funding to repair or replace damaged property. The funding, which would come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, would also help cover overtime costs for village public works employees who gathered furniture and other property damaged by the storm.     Trustee Tom Phelan said residents in District 6 are often af-

Imposter foods sap your strength

    So many people do not take the time to even think about what or how they are eating; they simply stuff their faces as quickly as possible with whatever slop is most convenient. In the process they are consuming food that is destroying their bodies and failing to provide the nourishment we require.     Be careful not to overeat. We are living in an era of supersized meals where we want the most bang for our buck, but the fact is many people are eating many more calories than they need — then aggravating this by living sedentary lives in which they fail to burn the calories they consume. Eat only when hungry, and know the differfected by flooding. Phelan believes ence between hunger and thirst. residents may have been spared People today are consuming soft because the storm hit early in the drinks in ridiculous amounts, and morning on April 17. these sodas are actually diuretics     Trustee Carol Quinlan said one that cause the body to rid itself District 5 resident reportedly had of water. Thirst, in turn, is often sewage in her basement and backmistaken for hunger, so instead ing up in her toilets, possibly beof drinking water the person eats cause of an illegal sanitary sewer when he shouldn’t. hookup. Phelan told residents to     Eat simple, plain foods such as call the village if there was a bananas, apples, oranges, tomaproblem with the sanitary sewer toes, celery, broccoli, green beans connections in their homes. and carrots. While these fruits and     Trustee Bob Streit said some vegetables do not typically evoke residents were as of Tuesday still affected by flooding, and suggested residents contact their insurance companies and take photographs of damaged furniture and other goods.

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sessor candidate John Dietrick topped the incumbent Toscas 10,913 votes (51 percent) to (Continued from page 3) 10,326 votes (49 percent), while 10,253 votes (48 percent) for su- Moody defeated incumbent pervisor, while Community First Highway Commissioner Steve clerk candidate Katie Elwood re- Loulousis of Oak Lawn, 11,736 ceived 12,237 votes (58 percent) votes (55 percent) to 9,531 votes to Roger Benson’s 9,042 votes (42 (45 percent). percent). Benson was appointed     Trustee seats went to Commuclerk last year to replace the late nity First Party members Theresa Bud Gavin. Roche, Patrick Hanlon and Rich    Community First Party as- ard Lewandowski.

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my opponent’s flop bet) and being willing to apply pressure in an unexpected spot, I was able to (Continued from page 7) pick up almost 18 big blinds. That that I’m betting a weaker two-pair may seem insignificant relative to so that I don’t get outdrawn on stack size, but winning chips in the river. a spot where most people would     The river is the Kd. He checks. never bluff can help quietly build I bet 2,100. He folds. My final bet a stack, even when you can’t make represented three 10s or a strong a hand. two pair (with an overpair like J-J    (Ben Wilinofsky is a Canadian or Q-Q). My line was consistent poker player with more than $3 and strong at every point, and million in online tournament my opponent had little reason to winnings and more than $1 believe I was bluffing this river. million in live winnings. He won     By extrapolating from a small the 2011 European Poker Tour piece of information (the size of championship in Berlin.)

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To be wed in May     The parents of former Worth resident Keith Cameron have announced their son’s upcoming wedding to Rosalind Bowers. Cameron proposed to Bowers May 31, 2011 at Starved Rock State Park.     Cameron graduated from Shepard High School in Palos Heights in 2004, and Bowers graduated from Elwood High School. Both Cameron and Bowers graduated from Northern Illinois University with master’s degrees in English. Cameron teaches at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. The couple is plan a May wedding in Sycamore. Bowers is the daughter of Ann Bowers of Chapel, Tenn., and Cameron is the son of Tom and Celeste Cameron of Worth. The couple lives in DeKalb.

(Continued from page 8)     At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, Smith Crossing’s social service director and resident services director will facilitate a Q&A session at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park (enter at 104th Avenue and 183rd Street). To reserve a place, call 326-2300.     At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at 2320 W. 113th Place in Chicago, Smith Village’s memory support coordinator Diane Morgan will start the meeting with a short film, “Bathing Without a Battle.” The film covers person-centered techniques, such as using no-rinse soap or a bed bath to help dementia sufferers enjoy bathing. To reserve a seat, please call (773) 474-7300.     Before ending, light refreshments will be served at the hourlong gatherings.

MetroSouth     MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island is offering a heart and circulation screening that includes an EKG-monitored exercise test, blood pressure, body mass index and laboratory tests that include total, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, triglycerides and glucose levels.     Cost is $40. All participants will receive a 12-page report that includes an analysis of their cardiac risk factors. Participants are requested to fast for at least 10 hours prior to the exam.     The MetroSouth Fitness and Lifestyle Center, meanwhile, is offering memberships for $25 a month and a reduced initiation fee. To make an appointment for a the heart exam call 5972000, Ext. 5615.     MetroSouth is nationally recognized for cardiac care with cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs that feature technology for all interventional procedures. The medical staff is experienced in cardiac procedures including open heart surgery and angioplasty procedures.

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a mouth-watering response, they contain many if not most of the key nutrients we need on a daily basis to maintain cell health and maintenance. Take advantage of eating fresh apricots, which are in season now and are richer in iron and minerals than most other fruits. Apricots contain vitamins A and B, help prevent anemia and are excellent body cleansers. They also help stave off constipation, bronchitis, obesity, gallstones, pimples and diarrhea.     It is even OK to skip meals once in awhile. The food you eat will harm the body much more than the meals you miss. It is better to skip dinner or eat a very light healthy snack of fruit or vegetables if all you have to eat is a frozen dinner or stuff you can pour out of a box and heat up in a few minutes. Frozen and packaged foods are packed with horrible additives and preservatives that do not exist in nature and to which our bodies are not meant to be exposed. Refined and manufactured foods sit in the gut, putrefy and poison the body.     Our children today are loaded up like never before on hot dogs,

The Wine Guy with Anthony Scarano burgers, pizza, candy, soda pop and other unhealthy foods. This garbage is polluting their bloodstreams like factory’s waste polluted our country’s rivers and lakes during the rise of American industry. Add in the chemical poisons distributed by drug companies and promoted by physicians because of “hyperactivity,” “attention deficit disorder” and other invented “disorders” and many of our children are essentially walking toxic waste dumps. Did you know that in order for something to be classified as a “drug by the Food and Drug Administration it has to contain compounds not found in nature? Think about that, and think about

whether God intended us to invent chemicals to medicate our bodies — which by the way are composed of the same elements of which the Earth is made.     A healthy diet of natural foods ensures that the body is taking in the nutrients it needs and eliminating what it doesn’t. There is no accumulation of acids and poisons that distort the body’s chemistry and slows or shuts down the life force that permeates all living things. Fresh, natural foods are great medicine, so eat them for all of your meals and you will look better, have more energy and start living a healthier life. And include a glass or two of wine — it can only help. 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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