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HINSDALE — Branislav “Branko” Dedic was visiting a hospice patient with terminal cancer. She wasn’t just a patient, but a friend he had grown close to for several months who made him promise to be with her and hold her hand when she died — a difficult task for a man who visits hospice patients every day, but he did it. “She turned her head toward me very difficultly,” said Dedic, 67. “Under the sheet, she pulled out her hand and gave it to me. As I held her hand, there was a big smile and this is how she died. This is why I tell you, there is nothing more rewarding.” Chaplain Dedic served as a pastor for 27 years before joining Adventist St. Thomas Hospice in Hinsdale. The Bartlett resident is called upon when a hospice patient requests spiritual support no matter what their religious affiliation may be. Dedic never preaches his own religious beliefs when he is with a hospice patient, but rather prays with them and the family for comfort. It’s smiles from patients and knowing they have his shoulder to lean on that makes his job so rewarding, he said. At the same time though, it takes a toll on Dedic to have to say good-bye to people forever, every day. “It’s very draining, emotionally,” he said. “I’m not lying if I say that at least once a week after some visits, to be able to continue, I have to stop my car somewhere and pray

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and cry a while before being able to go visit somebody else.” His personal life also plays a role in his job, which he cannot ignore. Dedic’s 90-year-old mother is currently ill. “Each time I see a patient that is older, declining, with stroke, with heart failure, I cannot also see the face of my mom,” he said. At one point in his career,

Dedic was visiting a woman in a nursing home who had had a stroke. She was wheelchair-bound and couldn’t talk, but was exceptionally nice, he said. Dedic found out this woman liked candies, so he would bring a special candy each visit. One day after saying a prayer with her, he told her he loved her but wondered if she loved him back.

She smiled at him like so many others he had helped. “At that moment, with her hand, she reached for my tie,” he said. “Then she took my tie and kissed it. Still something I will never forget. This was her way to tell me, ‘I love you.’” There is little Dedic hasn’t seen in his long history of being a pastor, originally in his home country of Yugoslavia. He then went to Africa for

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8POLICE REPORTS Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Hinsdale and Darien police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

HINSDALE Residential burglary reported The Hinsdale Police Department investigated a residential burglary Sunday night in the 500 block of North Garfield Street. The burglary occurred between 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. Forced entry was made into the residence through a rear door and various pieces of jewelry were taken from a bedroom within the home. No further details were immediately available.

Criminal damage reported Someone damaged mirrors on two vehicles between 8:45 and 10:45 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 100 block of North Madison Street and the 500 block of West Maple Street. The victims were attending a party in the 100 block of North Madison Street when the damage occurred. The damage was about $750 for each car.

DUI charged Francisco Leon, 45, 2927 Willow St.,

Franklin Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use and driving without insurance at 2:13 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East Ogden Avenue.

session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 18 in the 800 block of Plainfield Road. • A bathroom wall in the men’s restroom on a first floor was discovered to be vandalized at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in the 7400 block of Clarendon Hills Road. Suspects are unknown at this time. • Vehicles were vandalized while parked in the driveway of a residence between 9 p.m. and midnight Feb. 9 in the 1800 block of McAdam Road. Someone put shaving cream and what appeared to be purple yogurt on two of the cars.

A 16-year-old boy from Willowbrook was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana at 10 a.m. Monday at Hinsdale Central High School, 5500 South Grant St.

DARIEN Battery charged Manuel Espinosa, 53, address unknown, was charged with domestic battery, violation of order of protection and resisting/obstructing an officer at 8:28 p.m. Feb. 5 in the 1600 block of 71st Street. Officers were dispatched to the residence after it was reported Espinosa allegedly hit the victim.

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Paul Teresi, 20, 7105 Richmond Ave., Darien, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding at 1:07 a.m. Feb. 6 at 75th Street and Cass Avenue.

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‘Alive at 25’ class offered HINSDALE — The Hinsdale Police Department will present a defensive driving course titled “Alive at 25” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the police department. The class is free and open to students who live in the area and attend area high schools. This course is geared toward soon-to-be drivers, newly licensed drivers and drivers looking to gain valuable tips who are between the ages of 15 and 21. The course, which includes videos, group work and a facilitated discussion, is taught by local police officers dedicated to improving decision making by identifying behaviors that can lead to traffic crashes. For more information, call 630-789-7084.

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• The Goddard School, a preschool childcare center for children from 6 weeks to 6-years-old, has opened a new location at 8350 Lemont Road, Darien. The new school offers flexible schedules from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested families can call 630-985-7117 to schedule a tour or visit www.goddardschool.com. • Tiddleywink Toffee was included in the Grammy Award Gift Bags and had a booth at the Chocolate Fest this year. Local stores that sell the toffee include Kramers Foods in Hinsdale, Standard Market in Westmont and Design Studio in Western Springs. • Six physicians were honored with Physician Value Awards for their work at Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial hospitals. Employees can nominate medical staff members whom they deem to be outstanding in fulfilling the hospitals’ mission and values in their professional and personal lives. Among the award recipients were: Dr. Jamal Daki for Inclusiveness; Dr. Maninder Kohli for Integrity; Dr. John Gocke for Excellence; Dr. Janet Kish for Excellence; Dr. Anand Shah for Compassion; and Dr. Edgar Carell for

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Local children make blankets for others in need By DANNY CIAMPRONE dciamprone@shawmedia.com OAK BROOK — About 100 kids in grades kindergarten through fifth huddled together in a school gym last week to make blankets — something everyone could have used with the frigid temperatures. Teacher Lisa Owen had talked about doing something for the organization Project Linus for some time, and with the help of the Brook Forest Student Council and PTO, the event became a reality. On Feb. 22, Brook Forest Elementary students gathered to participate in Project Linus, which accepts handmade donated blankets and distributes each one to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or in need of the gift. “With every knot you tie, think about the difference you’re making in the life of a child,” teacher Ellen Wozny told the students as they assembled in groups to make the blankets. Owen said she found out

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about Project Linus from another staff member whose daughter made the blankets in another district. “I just think that we are so fortunate that our kids have so much, and we do so much for our children, that it’s nice to go outside of our lives a little bit,” she said. “We knew our kids would love doing this.” Principal Nina McCabe was thrilled with the turnout and excitement the kids were showing about the cause. That excitement was evident when a group of students ran toward her with a firefighterdesigned blanket that only took them about 10 minutes to complete. “Look at this,” McCabe exclaimed. “It looks beautiful.” Third-grader Lina Hui of Oak Brook was one of the stu-

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Sarah Jaber, 10, Maggie Huber, 11, and Colette Greenbaum, 11, make a blanket for Project Linus on Feb. 22 at Brook Forest School. dents who helped work on the firefighter blanket. She said she and her group had been making blankets for a long time and wanted to contribute to those in need. “We wanted to help people

that don’t have nice blankets and give them to them,” Lina said. As the hour-long event wrapped up, kids started turning in their blankets to volunteers and organizers. Owen

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BURR RIDGE — Eleven participating chambers and 263 people came out Wednesday for the Economic Lookout Luncheon featuring guest speaker William Strauss, senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Strauss spoke of the current economic climate and where he sees it heading in the years ahead. It’s a subject he’s well familiar with, as he speaks at 100 such events across the country each year. Strauss spoke on an array of topics, including the housing market, gross domestic product, energy and the national debt. “The good news about the economy is, when you take a look around the world and see the problems in Europe, and then you come back to us, it looks like the U.S. has the strongest economy in the world,” he said. Strauss said employment is expected to rise, inflation rates will be contained, the housing market is on the ups and the U.S. could become energy independent in the years to come. There also were some trends that concerned Strauss, especially the national debt of $16 trillion. Strauss said

we had and look at it as a share of the population,” he said. “Today, it would be about $53,000 for every man, woman and child. So for a family of four, they’re looking at $200,000.” Another reason Strauss said the issue wasn’t getting enough attention is because of how easy it is to pass along this debt — it’s the younger generation that will inherit the nation’s financial woes. Strauss also discussed the economy in Illinois; something he said could use a presentation all on its own. “We are considered the Greece of the U.S.,” he said. A problem with state debt as opposed to national debt, Strauss said, is residents can just move and avoid the debt all together. “My concern is the wealthy are the most mobile,” he said. Overall, Strauss would give the current economy a C-plus. While it is steadily improving, there are still major issues that need addressing. The luncheon was co-sponsored by several local Chambers of Commerce, including Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Westmont, Woodridge, Darien, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lisle and West Suburban.

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Kathy and I went to see the Lyric’s production of ‘Die Meistersinger’ last night and as it promised to be a 6 hour event I was filled with trepidation. After all, a flight to visit family in California takes a bit less than 5 hours but renders me (at 75) a bit stiff and achey; and a 7 hour flight to London taxes my endurance fully. Fortunately, intermissions relieved the pain and I was able to walk out without a limp. Of course other considerations had tempered my enthusiasm for the outing. I’ve seen all 4 operas of Wagner’s ‘ring cycle’ (about 16 hours!) and I confess that I have found the combination of beautiful music, staggeringly dull plot (a synopsis of which could be printed on the back of a cereal box), warm opera house, comfy seat and dim lights to be a guaranteed soporific. In fact whenever I think of Wagner, I think of two stories, the first involving English author Evelyn Waugh and the second the late Fritz Reiner, great one time conductor of the Chicago Symphony. During World War II Waugh volunteered for service in the British Army; and though he was well into his 30s he was fit enough to be accepted into an elite British Commando unit. As fate would have it, his unit’s first deployment was to cover the British Army’s evacuation of Crete in 1941; and it was there he made his, to me, memorable comment. As his commanding officer and Evelyn were standing in a slit trench enduring a seemingly endless German bombing attack, the senior officer turned to Evelyn and remarked, “You know, Evelyn, you really have to admire the Germans for their thoroughness” (I hope that quote is accurate). Waugh thought for a second and replied, “Yes, but rather like Wagner, they do tend to keep it up a bit too long.” That quote, firmly implanted in my mind and coupled with my experience of the ring, has tended to imbue my approach to Wagner with a cautious willingness to ‘bail out’ if I can endure no more. Reiner, on the other hand, was a Wagner enthusiast; but when, on one occasion, he was interviewed about his conducting career, he could not keep himself from telling the following story. In the late 1930s he’d been conducting Wagner in (I believe) Cleveland and had made an after concert dinner date with friends. So after the cast and he had taken their bows, he made for the nearest exit - which happened to be through the departing crowd. While in their midst, he heard the following husband/wife exchange. Husband, “What time is it?” “10:45,” she replied. “No, No,” he said, “Just tell me, is Roosevelt still president?” A witty comment, but one that added to my Wagnerian angst. So it was, anticipating pain, suffering, boredom – and a high priced nap – that I went to what my wife had promised me was a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. Thankfully, she was right; and though the time didn’t quite fly, I enjoyed it thoroughly. The voices were wonderful, the story amusing and the staging lush – things any theater lover will appreciate; and my experience is illustrative of the ‘post hoc’ fallacy.

It’s the “if this, then that” fallacy which presumes perfect connections and knowledge without either being present. I had presumed that my prior experience and understandings were sufficient knowledge upon which to base my a priori judgement of a work of art. In point of fact, it wasn’t; but it raised another question – that of the importance of empirical knowledge to understanding the world around us. Though I’ve seen a bit of opera over the last quarter of a century, I’ve not seen it all; so I should have known that, above and beyond any particular composer, I delight in a combination of melody, story and performance. How like appreciating a gem; and how like the internet gem auto didact I was. I should have known better.

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OBITUARIES JOHN F. ECK Born March 22, 1940 Passed away February 20, 2013. John F. Eck, Army Veteran. Beloved husband for 38 years of Frances nee Augustyn, Loving father of John (Lisa) and the late Brian (Monica) Eck. Dear step father of Michael (Diane) Barnes, David (Violeta) Barnes and Laura (Joe) Fatla. Devoted grandfather of Jessica, Joey, Nick, Hannah, Alan, Megan, Chloe, Mary Alice, Lucas and Adam. Fond brother of Raymond (Carol Ann), Carol (Kenan) Heise, Mary Ann (Cliff) Smith and Barbara (Jim) Kiel. Also many nieces and nephews. Owner of J. Eck & Son Inc. John liked fishing, swimming, billiards, and playing with his grand kids. Visitation was at Modell Funeral Home, 7710 South Cass Avenue, Darien. Service was at Our Lady of Peace Church, 701 Plainfield Road, Darien. Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood.

RONALD S. MURRAY Ronald S. Murray, age 57, of Oak Brook, passed away February 15, 2013. Arrangements by Adams Winterfield & Sullivan. 630-968-1000

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Filmmakers bring search for Apple 1 to La Grange in ‘iDig’ By LLOYD J. NELSON lnelson@shawmedia.com If John Scaletta had remembered his sleeping pills, none of this would have happened. The Brookfield resident was on a nine-hour flight home from a job in Finland. The way there, he took the pills and slept peacefully. On the way back, though, he wasn’t so lucky, having left them in his checked bag. But that’s where the story began. Scaletta, co-owner of Motion Source Video Productions in La Grange, started reading Steve Jobs’ biography because he had nothing but time on his hands. “I read that Apple 1 sold for a quarter of a million dollars,” Scaletta said. “Another sold for $375,000.” That got Scaletta thinking about a time capsule his class buried in 1976 when he was a kid. What if, buried among the trading cards and letters to older versions of themselves, there was an Apple 1 computer? With that idea, the short film “iDig” was born. Scaletta wrote the first draft on the plane and handed it over to Craig Bass, co-owner of Motion Source. Bass, a La Grange resident, worked with Scaletta on revising and rewriting. The story centers around

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Doug, a down-and-out guy who just lost his job and had his car repossessed. While at a coffee house, filmed at Now Serving Cafe in La Grange, he realizes everyone around him is using some sort of Apple product. That’s when Doug remembers in grade school, 36 years ago, his class buried a time capsule, and in that time capsule was an Apple 1 computer. “It’s a treasure that can solve all of his problems,” Scaletta said. Doug enlists an old and nearly forgotten, socially inept friend Eric to find the capsule. But for Eric, the adventure is more about friendship, or those he lost, than it is about the financial reward of the Apple 1. “He’s socially challenged — he’s only gotten worse,” Bass said. “He’s still wearing a Members Only jacket.” Eric brings along Randy, the loose cannon of the bunch and

the third piece to their gradeschool trifecta. Together they head off into the woods next to Pleasantdale School in Burr Ridge — Scaletta’s old school — in search of the time capsule. What they find, however, has to be seen as Bass and Scaletta refuse to reveal the ending. “When John explained this story to me, I thought he was telling me a true story,” Bass said. “And it is based on a true story, except for everything that happens in the movie.” The crew started filming the dig scene near Pleasantdale School in the first week of December when temperatures broke into the 50s. “It was all night,” Bass said. “It was one of the most hellish production nights of my life.” They continued filming throughout the area, including noticeable La Grange landmarks, such as Horton’s and Now Serving Cafe. “We’re tapping into our resources and our friends,” Scaletta said. “It seems like the businesses and people of La Grange really help each other out. It really has been receptive to us as a production company.” Bass said that’s important because without the help of the community, there wouldn’t be “iDig.”

“Filmmaking is a collaborative art,” Bass said. “You can’t be a loner and make a film. It’s a community effort.” That’s why Bass tapped La Grange resident Angelo Manzoeillo to score the film. Bass had worked with Manzoeillo’s band, Break Even, recording a music video in 2012. “Angelo is such a great guy,” Bass said. “I approached him and said, ‘Look, I know you’ve never scored a film before, but do you want to do this?’” Manzoeillo jumped at the opportunity. “You’ve seen a thousand movies and you know how the music really drives the movie,” Manzoeillo said. “There’s pressure there. But it’s good.” Bass and Scaletta are currently in the editing process, ambitiously shooting for a wrap-up date by the end of the month. Once the film is done, the duo said they will enter it into the Waterfront Film Festival in South Haven, Mich. And then, a La Grange premiere at the La Grange Theatre. “It’s unique,” Bass said, “with such established members of the community putting together such a creative collaboration.”

Bonnevier named Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Volunteer of the Month By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Volunteer of the Month Susan Bonnevier has always appreciated the nurses she works with in the hospital’s Same Day Surgery unit. “The women in Day Surgery are wonderful nurses,” Bonnevier said in a news release. “They are good friends, and they’re like little angels.” Bonnevier is pleased to help them wherever she can. Whether folding gowns, making sure the nurses have all the supplies they need, making juice and toast for patients or helping patients out of the hospital when they’re

released, she’s always ready to offer up her services. “It’s always a great atmosphere,” she said of the hospital. “It’s a good way to begin my week.” Her respect for the nurses became all the greater after Bonnevier’s role changed from volunteer to patient at Adventist Hinsdale. Bonnevier recently underwent treatment for breast cancer. Bonnevier said she was blessed because the matter was a small one, but her worry was great nonetheless, especially in the beginning. She is thankful not just for the nurses in day surgery, but for the hospital

as a whole. “They took good care of me,” she said. “Everything was wonderful … I cannot say there was any department that was not very caring and gave me lots of confidence.” A Western Springs resident, Bonnevier has volunteered at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for the past eight years. She volunteered with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in the 1960s, but took a break as her family grew and as she focused on her career as a teacher. She taught first in La Grange Park School District 102, then Western Springs School Dis-

trict 101 and later in Downers Grove District 58. By the time she retired from teaching, Bonnevier was at the university level, helping train student teachers at Benedictine University. Bonnevier volunteers at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital once a week on Mondays. She’s also a volunteer gardener at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook and a volunteer at The Corner Shoppe in La Grange. She participates in the Western Springs Garden Club and is active in the Women’s Society at Congregational Church in Western Springs as well.


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8LETTERS Students encouraged to enter Google’s art contest

Families may register for preschool program

Residents of Community Consolidated School District 181 are invited to register for the district’s preschool/early childhood education program. The program is a blended classroom for 3- and 4-year-old students with and without disabilities. The students are co-taught by two certified early childhood teachers who also hold certification in special education. An integrated service approach is utilized with a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, social worker, certified school psychologist and an English Language Learners teacher, all collaborating to meet students’ diverse learning needs. Classes are held at Oak School (950 S. Oak St. in Hinsdale) and run Monday through Friday. Morning sessions are open to 3-year-old students, while afternoon sessions are open to 4-year-old students. To be enrolled, children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, reside within district boundaries and be toilet-trained. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Families with a child enrolled in a District 181 school do not need to provide proof of residency at the time of registration, though families are required to update and provide residency documents

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Cathy Marchese recently earned the Darien 2013 Citizen of the Year Award for her outstanding work in the community.

The city of Darien announced that Cathy Marchese has been named the town’s Citizen of the Year for 2013. A dinner-dance honoring Marchese will take place March 16 at Alpine Banquets. For reservations, call 630-852-5000, Ext. 8102. She has been a member of the Darien Historical Society, the Darien Women’s Club and co-chairwoman of the Darien Fest planning committee. She also has helped out the Darien Lions Club for its annual Candy Day fundraiser. Join us in congratulating Marchese on her wonderful community spirit. Recently, a structural deficiency was observed on the pedestrian portion of the Oak Street Bridge. Until this can be repaired, the pedestrian portion of the bridge will remain closed. The Highland

To the Editor: Stimulating a child’s creative thinking and tapping into a young person’s imagination are as vital to the lifelong learning process as are math and reading. And now, Google is making it a little bit easier — and a whole lot more fun — for us parents to encourage our kids to tap into their creativity and think outside of the box. Doodle 4 Google is a nationwide contest that will end with one lucky and talented winner having their “doodle” featured on the Google homepage and receiving a $30,000 college scholarship for themselves, plus a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. It sounds great, but what’s a doodle? It’s the fun, interactive, educational and sometimes surprising versions of the Google logo that appear on the Google homepage to celebrate special events, days in history, and influential people. For this year’s contest, K-12 students are asked to create a doodle around the theme “My Best Day Ever …” Doodle submissions are due by March 22 and can be submitted online or by mail. On May 1, 50 See LETTERS, page 12

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8WEB POLL THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: When will the last significant snowfall in the area be this season?

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63 PERCENT It’s appropriate for him to step aside now 29 PERCENT There must be reasons other than his health 8 PERCENT He should remain in his position for life

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LAST WEEK’S QUESTION: What was your response to Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign?

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TIF discussion under way in D-60 By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA The village of Westmont will reduce the size of a proposed tax increment financing district in an effort to lessen its impact on Maercker School District 60 and its taxpayers. For the past year-and-ahalf, the village has been working to establish the TIF, which would be the first in Westmont, to spur redevelopment in the area of 63rd Street and

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owners affected by the proposed TIF. “Those outside of the TIF are going to pay more money. This was the main concern we had.” But after negotiations with the district, the village and District 60 came to an agreement regarding the size of the TIF area that benefits both sides, said Watkiss and Westmont Mayor Pro-Tem Sue Senicka. The original boundary of the proposed TIF consisted of 132 acres and about 85 parcels. Under the agreement, the village has cut back to about 42

parcels. The new borders of the proposed TIF are north of 63rd Street, south of 61st Street, east of Williams Street and west of Cass Avenue. Under state law, the village must approve the TIF ordinance within 90 days of the public hearing. The Westmont Village Board will tentatively discuss the TIF during the March 14 Committee of the Whole meeting, with a final vote to enact it as soon as the March 18 Village Board meeting.

Cass Avenue referred to as the Southwest Westmont Business District. A TIF is a way to fund infrastructure improvements, such as roads, water, sewer service, streetscape and other utilities that are needed to support new development by redirecting property taxes. Officials from Maercker School District 60 — which serves residents of Westmont, Willowbrook, Hinsdale, Clar-

endon Hills and Darien — have been vocal in their concern for the TIF district. District 60 School Board President Paul Watkiss has gone on record with concerns that it is too large. “Whenever you put a TIF into place, you will see a tax burden shift,” said Watkiss, who has served as chairman of the TIF Joint Review Board, a group made up of various taxing body leaders and property

Thompson of The Roots, Chris Sanders (writer and director of “Lilo & Stitch” and “How to Train Your Dragon”), and Pendleton Ward (creator of “Adventure Time”) will also weigh in. On May 22, these 50 state winners will be flown to New York City

for the awards ceremony and contest winner announcement. All state winners will get their artwork displayed at the American Museum of Natural History. Public-private partnerships like Doodle 4 Google can be an excellent way to offer new and

unique opportunities to stuElection notice dents, and I can’t wait to see the fun designs created by our local The final week for publishing election-related letters will be students.

the time of registration. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, the completed registration form and the

registration fee ($55) to Oak School during school hours. The registration form and a list of acceptable residency documents can be found on

the District website: www. d181.org>Schools>Preschool/ ECE. For more information or to request registration materials, call Oak School

State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-46th District

March 27 to March 29. The deadline for submitting such letters is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21.

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Secretary Sharon Arvis at (630) 887-1330.

Renée Schuster is superintendent of Community Consolidated School District 181


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OAK BROOK — Alyssa Lee, a fifth-grade student at Brook Forest Elementary, took home first place in the Oak Brook Park District’s 2013 Camp and Aquatics Cover Design Contest. Alyssa lives in Oak Brook with her parents and sister. She enjoys reading, drawing, singing, swimming and skiing. She also plays piano and oboe, is learning Chinese and participates in Tae Kwon Do classes. Alyssa’s inspiration for her design came from all the activities she has seen take place at the park district. Her work is a mixed-media

piece that was completed using pencil, Sharpie marker, colored pencil and text printed from Microsoft Word. The design was one of 16 submissions in a contest the park district launched last year, with help of Butler School District 53, to promote creativity and art awareness to local youth. The 2013 Summer Camp and Aquatic guide, featuring Alyssa’s cover design, will be mailed to Oak Brook residents in early March. The submissions are all currently on display at the Family Recreation as well as the park district’s Facebook page, facebook.com/ obparks.

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Hinsdale American Legion 7:30 p.m. every first Monday, Hinsdale Memorial Building, second floor, 19 E. Chicago Ave. Call George Hogrewe, 630-323-4589. Rotary Club of Darien 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Argonne National Laboratory Guest House, Cass Avenue, Darien. 630-434-5075, www. darienrotaryclub.org. Oak Brook Speakers Toastmasters 5:30 to 6:35 p.m. Tuesdays, FOCUS, 430 W. 22nd St., Lombard. Call Bob, 312-401-8614. Oakbrookspeakers@cs.com.

Darien Woman’s Club 7:30 p.m. every first Wednesday, September to April, Darien Swim and Racquet Club, 1001 Hinsbrook Ave. Call Veronica Dunford, 630-915-8278. Ladies Aid of the Bohemian Home 1 p.m. every first Wednesday, except July, August and January, Tabor Hills Pavillion, 1327 Crystal Ave., Naperville. Board meeting, 11 a.m. $8 for noon lunch. To register for lunch, call Vlasta, 630-322-8681. Darien Seniors Club Noon, every first Wednesday, The Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. Membership not limited to Darien residents. Call Helen Peschel, 630325-4263.

Western Lights Chorus 7 p.m. Thursdays, Bethlehem Woods Retirement Center, second floor multi-purpose room, 1571 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. Call Sue, 773-631-2466. www.westernlightRotary Club of Hinsdale-Oak Brook Sunrise 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Hy- schorus.com. att Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook. Call Jim Sales Professionals of Illinois Nibeck, 630-323-0589. Inc. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Pancake Delight House, 75th Street Home and community education and Fairview Avenue, Darien. Call Eve Dunn, 630-852-0580. 11 a.m. every first Tuesday, Community Bank of Downers Grove, 1111 Warren Ave. Call Hilda Shultz, Kiwanis Club of Willowbrook-Burr 630-969-1867. Ridge Noon during first four Thursdays, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway. www. Hinsdale Toastmasters 7:15 p.m. every first and third Tuesdays, Hin- wbkiwanis.org. sdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. Call Hugh Dunbar, 630-789-2525, Hinsdale Rotary Club 12:15 p.m. Ext. 238. Fridays, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. 630-286-9541, www.hinsdalerotary.org. Woodland Aero Modelers 7:30 p.m. every first Tuesday, Downers Grove VFW Century Post, 5101 Belmont Road, Downers Grove. Call Bill Soul Priority 7 to 7:50 a.m. Fridays, Brzostowski, 630-910-3656, www. Caribou Coffee, 5100 Main St., Downers Grove. Business leaders wam-rc.com.

Hinsdale AARP 10 a.m. every second Friday, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. All area AARP members welcome. 630-323-6378.

SUPPORT AA/Alanon 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, St. Andrews Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove. Call Bruce/Sharon, 630-852-7142. Overeaters Anonymous 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 725 75th St., Darien. 630972-9074. Elder caregiver support group 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Ave. For caregivers of elderly parents. $85 for six-week session. Register with Shelly Zabielski, 630-357-2456 Ext. 111. AA for deaf and hard of hearing 7 p.m. Saturdays, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont. Call 630-968-4694.

Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Ages 16 to 25. www.dbsawest.org, dbsawest@ gmail.com.

3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. To register, call Advocate’s Health Advisor at 800-323-8622 and ask for class code 4B10.

PFLAG Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 2 to 4 p.m. every first Sunday, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple St. 773935-2398, www.pflagillinois.org.

Postpartum Depression Support Group 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $15. Register at 800-3238622, www.advocatehealth.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 6:30 p.m. Mondays, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. 630-964-2043. Lactation/breastfeeding support group 11 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Antares Institute of Integrative Health, 545 Plainfield Road, Suite E, Willowbrook. 630-321-2296. GriefShare support group 7 p.m. Mondays, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave. www.ccch.org. Pills Anonymous 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 119 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. Support group for people who may be dependent on anti-anxiety and/or prescription pain medication. In classroom T. Call 630-656-7050.

Al-Anon 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Faith United Methodist Church, 432 59th St., Downers Grove. Participants should enter the rear of the church and go to Room B-6. Al-Anon family groups “Courage to Change,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Presbyterian Church, Room 8, 39 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. Eating disorder support group National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders of Glen Ellyn, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 751 Roosevelt Road, Building 7, Suite 115, Glen Ellyn. Call Judy Montminy, 630-533-2164, www.anad.org. DivorceCare Support Group 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Brook Community Church, 3100 Midwest Road. Call 630-986-3010.

Rainbows Support Group For children experiencing loss, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, St. Mary of Gostyn, 445 Prairie Ave., Downers Grove. Mended Hearts Inc. 7 p.m. every West Suburban Alano Club Open 630-960-3565 Ext. 219. first Wednesday except July and speaker meetings, 7 p.m. Saturdays August, Oak Rooms, Good Samariand 10 a.m. Sundays, West Suburtan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., ban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Take Off Pounds Sensibly 8 p.m. Downers Grove. Westmont. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays, First Congregational meetings held throughout week. Church of Downers Grove, Room Call 630-968-4694. 502, 1047 Curtiss St. Call AnnaMay, Take Off Pounds Sensibly Two 630-964-2004. Westmont chapters meet Thursdays, Park Federal Bank, 21 E. DBSA Depression / Bipolar SupOgden Ave., Westmont. Chapter port Group 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, Cancer Bereavement Group 5 to 1748, 9 a.m. Call Lesa Hips, 630Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wellness House, 887-7725. Chapter 1855, 5:30 p.m. 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale. 630-995-5036. $2 donation appreciated. www. www.wellnesshouse.org, info@ dbsawest.org, dbsawest@gmail. wellnesshouse.org. com. Overeaters Anonymous Newcomer/speaker meeting, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, St. Luke’s PresbyDBSA Depression / Bipolar Young Mothers Support Group 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Good Samariterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave., Adult Support Group 1 to 2:30 tan Health and Wellness Center, Downers Grove. 630-653-8608. p.m. Sundays, Advocate Good

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Hinsdale Embroiderers Guild 9 a.m. every first and third Monday, September through May, Western Springs Baptist Church, 4475 Wolf Road. Call 630-986-9480.

and owners discuss integrating faith’s best practices in the workplace. 630-963-4122, www. soul-priority.org, wayne.kuna@ soul-priority.org.

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American Legion Alexander Bradley Burns Post, 7:30 p.m. every first Wednesday, American Legion Toastmasters Club No. 7446 Noon Hall, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Bingo every Tuesday. to 1 p.m. Mondays, McDonald’s Corp. Headquarters, 2111 McDonald Call Post Adjutant, 630-968-9710., Drive, Oak Brook. Call Alex Pronove, www.post80.org. 630-337-0597.

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DBSA Depression / Bipolar Friends and Family Support Group 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $2 donation appreciated. www.dbsawest.org. Women’s support group Thursdays, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st Street and York Road. Call Marianne Patrevito, 708-306-5949. www.cc-ob.org.

other family members. $85 for sixweek session. Register with Shelly Zabielski, 630-357-2456 Ext. 111. Alcoholics Anonymous hotline Find local meeting at 630-887-8671 or www.aa-nia.org.

7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. $65 for a six-week session. Register at pleasantdaleparks.org. Pre-natal yoga 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Antares Institute of Integrative Health, 545 Plainfield Road, Suite E, Willowbrook. Register at 630-3212296.

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Family Matters group classes Held on a weekly basis at Wellness Women Connected from the Start House, 131 N. County Line Road, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Wellness Hinsdale. Programming for families House, 131 N. County Line Road, who are experiencing cancer in Hinsdale. Regarding the physical the family. To register, call Betsy changes and emotional transitions Rubenstein at 630-654-5118. associated with new and continuing treatment. Call Cece Cornell, 630654-5111, ccornell@wellnesshouse. FITNESS org. www.wellnesshouse.org. Reformers Unanimous Addiction program, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, Marquette Manor Baptist Church, 333 75th St., Downers Grove. Call Joel Dedic, 630-800-6540.

Hatha yoga 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Antares Institute of Integrative Health, 545 Plainfield Road, Suite E, Willowbrook. Register at 630-3212296.

Caregiver support group 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays, First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Ave. For caregivers of spouses, partners, friends or

Hula hoop workout class 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Pleasant Dale Park District Recreation Center,

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Helping Hand Center’s 14th Annual Gala & Auction 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 2, Marriott Hotel, 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge. Live entertainment, silent and live auction, cocktails, dinner and dancing. $150. 708-3523580, www.hhcenter.org.

Men’s bible study 6:55 p.m. Mondays, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st Street and York Road. Call Debra Ross, 630-654-3467.

Pre- and Post-Natal exercise pool class 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Adventist Paul- WELLNESS son Rehab Network, 619 Plainfield Road, Willowbrook. Exercise and basic child birth information. A six- NAMI DuPage Family to Family Education course 7 to 9:30 a.m. week session costs $115. Register Tuesday, March 5, The Compass at 630-856-8200. Church, 1551 E. Hobson Road, Naperville. National Alliance on Mental Illness. Registration is open through “Keep it moving” small group exercise class 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays the third class. 630-752-0066, www.namidupage.org. and Thursdays, Adventist Paulson Rehab Network, 619 Plainfield Road, Willowbrook. For those who need assistance exercising on an ongoing SPECIAL EVENTS basis. $215 per month. Register at 630-856-8200. 2013 Community Revue - “The Book of Hinsdale” 6:30 p.m. Friday, “Got Belly Fat?” presentation March 8, to Saturday, March 16, The 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Clarendon Chiropractic Creating Hinsdale. Community Players. Hors Wellness Center, 421 Park Ave., d’oeuvres and an open bar, 6:30 Clarendon Hills. rsurrusco@creatin- p.m.; show, 8 p.m. $100. 630-323gwellnesscenters.com. 7500, thecommunityhouse.org.

Men’s breakfast fellowship 6:15 a.m. Thursdays, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st Street and York Road. Call Debra Ross, 630-6543467.

LIBRARY Musicals in a Broadway Minute 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave. Performed by vocalists Ginger Terlep and Stuart Vance. Register online. 630-3238188, www.clarendonhillslibrary. org, publicity@clarendonhillslibrary.org. Adult Chess Players 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. Meets on the first three Mondays. www.indianprairielibrary.org. Current Affairs 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. Lively discussions of the important issues of the day. www.indianprairielibrary.org, readers@ indianprairielibrary.org.

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Bulls/Sox Academy Elite Girls Basketball Travel Team Alternate Tryouts 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Bulls/Sox Academy, 6200 River Bend Drive, Lisle. Grades 4 to 11. Register half hour prior to start time. $20. 630-324-8221, www. bullssoxacademy.com/.

MISCELLANEOUS Storytime with Felicia 11 a.m. Saturdays, Barbara’s Bookstore, Burr Ridge Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive. 630-9201500, www.barbarasbookstore. com/event.


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Technology Drives 2013 Trends in Education in the Growing Online Sector Dean of Aurora University Online, Professor Carmella Moran, Forecasts Top Trends

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urora University recently launched online programs featuring in-demand degrees for today’s top growth industries. he esteemed university joins the list of educational institutions facilities that are expanding their reach by creating courses that are accessible online. he lexible professional and degree programs include some of the school’s well-regarded programs including nursing, education and business administration. Technological advances have helped spur the rise in online education. Students can take advantage of top-ranking degree programs while juggling fulltime jobs and balancing family commitments. Technological advances have also made online education an engaging experience; chat rooms, “virtual oice hours�, forums and study groups all help to empower students to engage with their peers and professors. Consequently, online education is expected to expand in 2013.

Carmella Moran, Dean of Aurora University Online, shares her top trends in online education: • Gamiication: Students are growing up in an increasingly interconnected world. According to the NPD Group more than 211 million Americans play video games. Institutions are starting to include gaming into college completion, test prep and everything in-between. Introducing this new way of learning helps students to engage in the learning process and better retain knowledge for tests and overall retention. • Social Media:  Almost 98% of 18-24 year olds use a social media network. At many universities including Aurora University Online, discussion boards, study groups, chat rooms and even Facebook groups help create a social community for students. Because of its widespread popularity, social media is now being used to facilitate learning

management systems and social learning tools. • Blended learning:  Combining in-classroom learning with virtual learning tools continues as a higher education trend and is also an emerging trend for elementary and secondary schools. Providing online students with face-to-face opportunities to interact with one another and providing in-class students with online tools ofers students more learning opportunities. • Real-time:  As the tutoring market continues to grow in the United States, students are beginning to demand real-time assistance. Online learners, as well as traditional students, can now easily gain real-time help to grasp lessons in virtual classrooms. For example, Aurora University’s Writing Center ofers writing help to students both online and oline. Students can sign up for “virtual oice hoursâ€? where they receive one-on-one tutoring.

In addition to serving as the Dean of Aurora University Online, Moran is the Director and Associate professor for the Aurora University School of Nursing. She has 33 years of experience in the nursing profession, including 18 years in higher education. Making the Most of your Education Students considering an online education should look to personalize the experience in order to gain the most personal and professional beneits. Aurora University Online ofers the convenience and lexibility of online classes with the personal attention, rigor and quality of education that students have come to expect from Aurora University. he school has several distinctive programs in place to help make online education personalized for each student: • Upon enrolling, students are partnered with an Online Academic Advisor who

maintains a relationship with them throughout their studies. his ensures that students have a dedicated, committed person to turn to along the way for career guidance, feedback and questions. • Courses are led by top-rate faculty that engage students in dynamic classroom activities and dialogue through interactive discussion boards and chat rooms. • Afordable tuition options and a seamless transfer process help students reach the next level in their career. he 16 career-focused programs maintain the highest standards of curriculum, resulting in students graduating with a reputable, distinctive degree. Courses are lexible and typically held in 5- to 8 week modules. Spring term classes begin March 11, 2013. For additional information about Aurora University Online, visit online.aurora.edu

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Mission Statement To empower children: ✦ To grow in their Christian faith ✦ To strive for academic excellence through the Montessori Method ✦ To grow in their understanding of the teachings and precepts of the Christian faith ✦ To reach out and serve the community as Christ has called us to do Method. Teachers strive to give the children a irm foundation in the Bible, familiarizing them with God’s word through scripture memorization, stories, songs, signing and drama. Basic Christian fundamentals, rather than a particular doctrine, are interwoven into the fabric of the children’s daily experience. Montessori teachers strive to give the children a irm academic foundation by using the Montessori Method of education, which was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900’s, and based on the theory that the young child’s mind is

like a sponge which can absorb learning from the surrounding environment. his method builds upon the fact that the years from 3-6 are the foundational years of learning. Children of all ages learn best through individual hands-on learning experiences in an environment where they are free to learn and develop at their own pace. his promotes a love of learning and establishes the foundation for further study of language, math, and the sciences in the elementary years. Montessori students develop a sense of inner discipline and order which enables them to become

independent learners. hey learn respect for their environment, the materials and each other. he students in each classroom experience freedom within the structure of well understood guidelines, which maintains a peaceful learning environment. Children develop an understanding of what is morally and socially acceptable, based on Christian values, and learn to make wise choices. he Montessori curriculum revolves around a three year cycle. Classrooms are grouped in communities of students within a three year age span. While younger students learn skills at their own level, they also absorb other aspects of the classroom. Older children further develop their leadership skills while mastering their academics. he children have equal opportunities for independent study as well as shared lessons and activities. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or schedule an appointment to visit our school. We encourage you to visit with

your child so you may both have the opportunity to see our classes in progress and decide whether you would like to be a part of Midwest Christian Montessori Academy. Midwest Christian Montessori Academy 151 East Briarclif Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (630) 783-8644 www.mcmacademy.org Midwest Christian Montessori Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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idwest Christian Montessori Academy in Bolingbrook is a school which serves children in Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school. he school’s goal is to provide a Christian environment coupled with the Montessori Method of learning which will allow for the spiritual, educational, physical and developmental growth of students. Midwest Christian Montessori Academy (MCMA) is a not-forproit, board-run school bringing over 20 years of experience from the former teaching staf of New Beginnings. MCMA is ailiated with the American Montessori Society, registered as a private school with the Illinois State Board of Education and meets all state and local regulations. MCMA is non-denominational, with staf and students coming from a variety of diferent Christian churches in the area, and ofers a unique combination of a Christian education partnered with the Montessori

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onventional wisdom has long intimated that girls are more adept at language arts and reading than boys of the same age. A recent study indicates there may be some merit to the assumption that boys tend to lag behind girls in reading. In order to bolster interest in books and reading comprehension, parents and educators can look to many successful literary series that tend to draw the attention of boys. Boys and reading A 2010 study by the Center on Education Policy that looked at trends beginning from 2002 to 2008 found boys have been lagging behind girls on standardized reading tests in all 50 states. According to Jack Jennings, president of the Center on Education Policy, “We found no state in which boys did not lag behind girls in reading at the elementary level, the middle school level and the high school level. So it’s pretty clear: Boys

are not doing as well as girls in reading.” There are many theories as to why boys seem to eschew reading for other things. Some say that boys in general are always on the defensive, and reading -- which often calls to mind emotion and vulnerability -- is not something that boys would like to admit to doing. Furthermore, schools heavily push classics full of fictional characters as the mainstay of literary curricula. However, research points out that boys tend to gravitate toward nonfiction. Others argue that boys do not have enough male literary role models. The majority of adults involved in shaping boys’ interest in reading are women, and boys might not view picking up a good book as a masculine activity. Another theory as to why girls perform better on standardized reading tests revolves around brain function. Girls’ brains tend to be more verbally oriented,

which can make reading skills easier. Boys are more visually oriented. It stands to reason that boys are more physically restless than girls as well. Sitting for long periods of time reading can be challenging, even for an otherwise well-behaved male student. This was discovered as early as 1986 in an analysis of more than 100 studies by psychologist Warren Eaton and his colleagues at the University of Manitoba in Canada. The findings revealed that the average boy is more active than about 69 percent of girls. Choosing reading materials Finding reading material to which boys will relate can be challenging. There is no blanket approach to finding the right books. Boys may need to be approached individually to find subject matter that will interest them and take them out of their comfort zones. Should schoolmates be viewed reading frequently, it may help other

boys surpass their own reading fears and hurdles. Here are some titles boys can explore. •฀“2095”฀by฀Adam฀McCauley:฀ Children on a field trip to New York’s Museum of Natural History travel one hundred years into the future. •฀“Encyclopedia฀Brown”฀series,฀ by Donald Sobol: Readers solve the cases and explore adventures through the stories.

•฀“Lunch฀Money”฀by฀Andrew฀ Clements: Greg is a sixth-grader who is good with money. He begins creating and selling comic books at lunch until a rival cuts into his business. •฀“Rufus฀and฀Magic฀Run฀Amok”฀ by฀Marilyn฀Levinson:฀Rufus฀ discovers he has magical powers, but this special talent isn’t what he expected.

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As a graduate degree-granting institution specializing in the health sciences, Midwestern University provides academic programs that allow future health professionals to meet the needs of patients. On the Downers Grove Campus, Midwestern University currently ofers the following degree programs: • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O) • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) • Doctor of Physical herapy (D.P.T.) • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.S.) • Master of Occupational herapy (M.O.T.) • Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (M.A.) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) • Doctor of Health Science (D.H.S.) • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) • Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology (starting fall 2013) For more information about Midwestern University, please contact our Admissions Oice at 630-515-6171 or visit www. midwestern.edu.

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idwestern University is looking forward to expanding our service to the community as construction nears completion on the new Clinical Campus located at 3450 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL. he 193,000 square-foot Multispecialty Clinic is on schedule to open later this spring. he new clinical campus will allow Midwestern University students the opportunity to enhance their education by addressing patient needs under the close guidance of experienced faculty members. he Midwestern University’s Dental Institute will be the irst clinic to open and will include 216 dental operatories. Under the close guidance and interaction of licensed clinical faculty, students from the University’s College of Dental Medicine-Illinois will provide both basic and specialty dental care in areas such as restorative dentistry, pediatric care, implant dentistry, and oral surgery. he University will also establish other patient-care operations including a family medicine practice, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) clinic, patient education services from the Chicago College of Pharmacy, and a variety of other patient services at the clinic.

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ounded in 1906, he Avery Coonley School is a pre-K through 8th grade independent school for academically bright and gifted children. ACS provides depth, pace, and complexity of curriculum and a like-minded peer group for gifted learners; comprehensive technology and arts programs; and a nurturing faculty that understands the unique social and emotional needs of academically bright and gifted students. Located on an 11-acre campus bordering a forest preserve, he Avery Coonley School emphasizes hands-on “learning by doing.”

ACS serves students from approximately 40 communities throughout the western suburbs of Chicago. he Avery Coonley also provides many parent presentations and the annual “Creating the Future” lecture series featuring leaders in the ield of education and child development. Recent present ers include Paul Tough, auth of How Children Succeed; Carol Dweck, author of Mindset; JoAnn Deak, autho of How Girls hrive; and DR A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India.

Teaching the Mind • Educating the Heart • Forming the Character

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Signing up for school Each school district has its own requirements to begin kindergarten, so parents should familiarize themselves with their school district as soon as possible. One of the primary requirements is age. Children generally have to meet a certain age requirement (usually age 5), meaning their birthdays have to take place prior to or by a cut-off date. Public schools will also require proof of residence. They often require utility bills with the student’s address on them. Private schools typically have more lenient residence requirements. Most entering students also will need to have received all the necessary vaccinations. If the student has not received all immunizations, he or she will need to do so before enrolling.

Getting prepared Some children are anxious to be “big kids”

and begin school. Others may be nervous about what’s in store. The best way to prepare children is to think about enrolling them in some sort of social program. Preschool is the avenue many parents choose, but simply spending time together with other kids in a structured social setting is enough for many kids to get acclimated. Talking about what to expect at school can also ease jitters. Parents can establish a schoollike structure at home to illustrate their points. Have set times for meals and snacks, require small chores be done on time and set additional rules and limits. Bed time and wake times should be the same each day as well. Children who are unaccustomed to

having structure may find the rigors of the classroom scary. Parents should inquire about touring the school to help calm kids’ nerves. This way children will see exactly what environment they will be working in each day.

Honing skills Children will partake in a variety of activities during kindergarten. They’ll begin learning to write and perform other activities that require fine motor skills. Parents can introduce their children to pencils, crayons, markers, and safety scissors so they can learn the proper grip and how to maneuver these tools. It’s also never too early to read with children. Studies indicate that children who frequently read with their

parents or others tend to have greater success in school. The National Education Association says that children who were read to frequently are more likely to: •฀count฀to฀20,฀or฀higher฀ than those who were not •฀write฀their฀own฀names •฀read฀or฀pretend฀to฀read฀ The Educational Testing Services reports that students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher math scores. Kindergarten is a child’s initial foray into the world of academia. Much has changed in the kindergarten curriculum, and parents can expect their kids to be learning much more in kindergarten than they once did.

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A study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released in May of 2012 indicated that student loan debt is the only form of consumer debt to increase signiicantly since 2008. According to the study, 40 percent of consumers under the age of 30 have student loan debt, and the average graduate from the class of 2011 owes $23,000. Student loan debt may not be new, but the increase in mortgage defaults since 2008 have led many risk-averse lenders to scrutinize borrowers more carefully, and substantial student loan debts could make it more diicult for irst-time homebuyers, the majority of whom are between the ages of 25 and 34, to secure a loan, or at least secure a loan with a reasonable interest rate. hat heightened scrutiny could be one reason that, according to the National Association of Realtors, irst-time homebuyers between the ages of 25 and 34 fell from 33 percent of the total market in 2001 to 27 percent of the total market in 2011, the lowest market share in 10 years.

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indergarten used to be a time when kids grabbed a nap in between fingerpainting and playing outside, but today’s coursework is much more rigorous and kindergarteners are now introduced to concepts that were once taught in later years of elementary school. Preparing children who have never attended school for their first day could take a little time prior to the start of school.

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Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences “Your Way” t National University of Science in as little as 18 months. your unique goals. Whether you ciic program to give you the best NUHS is a primary destination A Health Sciences, if you’ve Not only that, NUHS gives you plan to use your science education preparation. for those seeking a professional inished your general education the freedom to tailor your own for a career in business, health According to Dr. Randy Swcareer in natural health care. Origrequirements, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical

degree program by letting you create a course list that matches

care, or as a prelude to graduate school, you can construct a spe-

enson, Dean of NUHS’ College of Allied Health Sciences, “You can choose from any combination of courses in our BS program to complete your bachelor’s degree. here are no required core courses, just a requirement that you earn 64 credits. So no matter which of our many courses you pick to meet those credits, you’re on track.” hat means that students are interested in medical administration or hospital work can choose courses in Medical Spanish, Medical Terminology and Computer Software. If you’re planning a career in sports and itness, how about adding courses in Sports and Performance Nutrition, Kinesiology or Exercise Physiology? hose looking for a place in research or laboratory work might choose courses in Research Methods and Statistics, or Epidemiology. And if you want to learn more about how the brain works, NUHS ofers Biopsychology, and Neuroscience. “Most of our students are interested in nutrition,” Swenson says. “hat’s why NUHS has six separate courses in nutrition and food science available in the BS program.”

inally founded in 1906 as a single purpose chiropractic college, National’s academic programs now encompass chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, oriental medicine, massage therapy and more. he best part of earning your bachelor’s degree at NUHS is that you’ll be taught by many of the same faculty that teach in its professional degree programs, and use the graduate-level facilities of one of the world’s top universities specializing in natural medicine. It boasts an outstanding 13,000+ volume library devoted to health science, a cadaver-based gross anatomy laboratory, as well as an on-campus student clinic where you can take advantage of free health services. NUHS’ beautiful 35-acre Lombard campus is conveniently located in suburban Chicago, and ofers on-campus housing, inancial aid counseling, a student itness center and several student social and professional networking organizations. Want to learn more? Visit www. nuhs.edu to apply online, schedule a visit, or view the entire line-up of course descriptions and start envisioning how NUHS can help prepare you for your future goals.

St. Mary of Gostyn Catholic School Has A Lot to Celebrate t. Mary of Gostyn Catholic resources such as state-of-theS School’s (SMG) future is art technology; strategic facility planning; credentialed faculty and bright with celebrations, awards, future expansions, technology, and a new principal. SMG celebrated 115 years as a Catholic School in 2012 and was honored with a February 5th “SMG School Day” dedication by the Village of Downers Grove. New land has been acquired and renovations are in the works as part of their strategic plan. SMG’s investment in technology relects their dedication to the educational experience along with their award-winning preschool, athletics programs and clubs. SMG exempliies the “We Teach More” motto of the Joliet Catholic Diocese through their faith-based education and

classroom aides; music, ine arts, clubs, athletics and enrichment classes; and now, for the irst-time in SMG History, summer camp. SMG’s Principal, Dr. Kathleen Benton, is committed to ofering students and parents the highest standards in education, “he main focus for me is always teaching children critical thinking skills they will use all their lives.  It’s about teaching and training thinkers who have a strong, solid faith and belief system who can contribute to family and community and thrive in a technological society.” For more information, visit www.stmarygostyn.org.


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12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Visit our four-year-old preschool, kindergarten, and first grade programs. Come and see our children in a loving and nurturing environment. You will also have an opportunity to speak with the teachers and visit with other parents who have had or currently have children in our programs.

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MAPLE TAPPING PANCAKE PICNIC Get maple syrup straight from the source at the Morton Arboretum’s Maple Tapping and Pancake Picnic. Families and kids of all ages will hear about the history of maple tapping, and will be able to see how it’s done. Cap the day with an outdoor pancake picnic and maple syrup tasting by a cozy fire. Where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 2-16 Cost: $18 per member, $25 per nonmember Contact: mortonarb.org/ calendar to register or call 630719-2468

‘PETER PAN’ BALLET Capt. Hook, Tiger Lily and Tinkerbell are taking a trip to the suburbs in Midwest Ballet Theatre’s “Peter Pan.” The full-length story ballet originally debuted in 1992, choreographed by MBT Artistic Director Mim Eichmann. Since then, it has been performed for thousands of children and their families. Where: Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday and

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Sunday, March 9 and 10 Cost: $15 for adults, $13 for children, students and seniors Contact: 630-971-9751, midwestballet.org

SPRING FLING BENEFIT This one is for the ladies —the Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties presents a Spring Fling luncheon to support literacy programs for at-risk youth. The event will feature a spring market, silent auction and raffles. Prizes include three trips, an iPad3 and a Tory Burch handbag. All proceeds will help community programs. Registration is required before March 3. Where: Regency Ballroom at the Hilton, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 Cost: $50, plus $25 per raffle ticket or $70 for three raffle tickets Contact: 630-405-5969, fundraising@jlkd.org

ART SHOW BLOOMS The flowers are blooming, and so is the art at the Spring Palette Art Show at the Gregg House Museum’s annual art show. Laura Dieter-Alvear, a local watercolorist, will host the annual event, which will have flowers, birds and landscapes in the forefront. Artists

will be present to discuss their work, and art will be for sale. Where: Gregg House Museum, 117 S. Linden Ave., Westmont When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 Cost: Free Contact: 630-969-8080, wpd4fun. org

PROM RESALE Everyone has that dress or suit lying around that they’ve worn once and will never wear again. That’s where the Hope and Friendship Foundation’s “Give That Dress and Suit Another Night Out” resale and consignment sale comes in. It’s another option for those who cannot afford, or would simply rather purchase gently used clothing for prom, graduation, confirmation, communion, Easter, spring formals and other events. Prom dresses at the fifth annual sale cost $20 each. It also offers formal and semiformal accessories such as shoes, purses and jewelry. Last-minute donations still may be dropped off from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Where: Christ Community Church, 13400 Bell Road, Lemont When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Cost: Free admission Contact: hopeandfriendship foundation.com, hopeand friendship@comcast.net

There’s nothing more important than your family’s safety, and it’s critical that each and every member of your family knows what to do in case of an emergency. Learn how to keep them safe at the Downers Grove Fire Department’s Passport to Safety Day. The department will teach fire safety, personal safety, emergency preparedness and injury prevention. Safety Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. For more information, call the Fire Department at 630434-5986 or 630-434-5990.

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY It may be more than a month until Earth Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it every day. Naper Settlement starts the globe rolling at a School’s Out event centered on the “Every Day is Earth Day” theme from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Learn all about the environment and how you can reduce, reuse and recycle ordinary items into art, objects and home décor. Kids in grades first through fifth will learn about clean water from rain gardens, make their own notebook out of recycled goods, and take a “Soil Sammy” home. Fees are $45 per child, which includes a snack and supplies. Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Registration is required. Contact 630-420-6010 or napersettlement.com.

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MUSIC An Evening with Branford Marsalis 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, North Central College Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $50 to $60. 630-6377469, tickets.noctrl.edu/. Concerto Competition Honors Concert 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, Wheaton College, Edman Memorial Chapel, Washington and Franklin streets. Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra and performances by the winners of strings, keyboard, woodwind/ brass and percussion, and voice divisions. 630-752-5099. “Mozart the Great” concert 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Divine Infant Church, 1601 Newcastle, Westchester. Tower Chorale. $18 adults, $15 seniors. Chamber Concert: Rook 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Followed by wine sampling and “meet and greet” the artists. Register at mortonarb.org/calendar or 630-725-2066. $23 members, $28 nonmembers. Additional $5 processing fee is applied to phone, mail and internet orders. 630-7252066. Chan Concert: An Irish Afternoon 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. Trinity Irish Dance Academy and bagpiper Timothy Robieson. Registration required. www.calendar.ippl.info, readers@ippl.info.

Community School of the Arts Jazz-Pop Recital 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Wheaton College, McAllister Hall, the southeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In rooms 136 and 224.

630-752-5567, media.relations@ wheaton.edu.

NIGHT LIFE Vegas style entertainer 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Scapa Italian Kitchen, 1 Walker Ave., Clarendon Hills. Johnny Rome performs Rat Pack and cast of thousands. Reservations recommended. Call 630-323-7000. Aidan O’Toole 5 p.m. Fridays, Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. 630-9690600, www.ballydoylepub.com/. Acoustic rock Bobby K. and Steve 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays, Shanahan’s, 2009 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. No cover. 630-725-9110.

OPEN MIC Open jam sessions 8 p.m. Sundays, Shanahan’s of Downers Grove, 2009 Ogden Ave. Karaoke Nights 8 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Game Pazzo, 2011 63rd St., Downers Grove. 630-541-8719, www.gamepazzo.com, tnewsome@gamepazzo.com. Open Mic 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. Sign up begins at 8 p.m. Three song limit. At all three locations. 630-969-0600, www. ballydoylepub.com, info@ballydoylepub.com. Open Mic 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, Bono’s Pub, 2029 Ogden Ave., Lisle. Drums and PA system

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“Big, the Musical” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 to 3, Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive. 630-468-8165, https://sites. google.com/a/g.cusd201.org/ whs-theatre/spring-musical, lpergande@cusd201.org.

Open game nights 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. 630-963-0640, www.fairgamestore.com, fairgamestore@ gmail.com. Steel Tip Dart Tournaments 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Another Round Bar & Grill, 5141 Main St., Downers Grove. 630-963-0333, www.Roundheadspizza.com. Trivia Night at the Pub 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays, Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. $40 gift card for the winners. At all three locations. 630-969-0600, www.ballydoylepub.com, info@ ballydoylepub.com. Wine & Trivia Night 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, The Cellar Door, 5150 Main St., Downers Grove. $4 glasses of house red and white wines. $25. 630-2412030, thecellardoor@comcast. net. Team Trivia Nights 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Game Pazzo, 2011 63rd St., Downers Grove. 630541-8719, www.gamepazzo.com, tnewsome@gamepazzo.com.

THEATER “Hotel Cassiopeia” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 2, Wheaton College Arena Theater, 433 N. Howard

“Xanadu” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 to 3, North Central College Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $10 to $15. 630-6377469, tickets.noctrl.edu/. Little Patch of Heaven Radio Show 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 2, College Church of Wheaton, 332 E. Seminary Ave. Benefits STARS Family Services. 630-206-0243, www.starsfamilyservices.org, contact@starsfamilyservices.org. “Sunset Boulevard” Through Sunday, March 24, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sundays. $35 to $46. 630-530-0111, www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.

ART Paint and Play classes 7 to 9:15 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Brigantine Gallery, 5149 Main St., Downers Grove. Painting and refreshments. Thursday nights open to ages 12 and older. Register at 630-663-0399. $20.

Laura Lein-Svencner collage show Through Thursday, March 7, Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. finearts. northcentralcollege.edu. Art Department Senior Shows 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, May 1, Blanchard Hall - Wheaton College, 501 College Ave. In the Hansen Main and Small Galleries and the Student Gallery. 630-752-5050, media. relations@wheaton.edu.

MUSEUM DCM Family Fun Friday Night: Elan Dance Company 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Dance sampler with interactive workshop. 630-637-8000, www. dupagechildrensmuseum.org. Designs in Nature, Studio Drop-in Through Sunday, March 3, DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Create three dimensional images of snails, ferns, shells and other perfect spirals found in nature. 630-637-8000, www. dupagechildrensmuseum.org. Silkscreen Prints, Studio Dropin Monday to Sunday, March 4 to 10, DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Bring scarf, bag or T-shirt to print. 630637-8000, www.dupage childrensmuseum.org. “On the Road to Glory: Fred Lorenzen” 1 to 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 19, Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. www.elmhursthistory.org, ehm@ elmhurst.org.

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All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry 10.95 Pepper & Egg Sandwich 4.95 Dumplings & Eggs 4.95 All-You-Can-Eat Breaded Shrimp 18.95 Fresh Fish & More!

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Chef Tom Ryan was named “Chapter Chef of the Year” by the American Culinary Federation Chicago Chefs of Cuisine.

In good taste By RENEE TOMELL rtomell@shawmedia.com

Explore the culinary world

What’s the biggest challenge?

What: American Culinary Federation cooks up Culinary Enthusiast membership for the amateur who wants to learn how to prepare gourmet cuisine or simply stay on top of latest trends Contact: www.acfchefs.org

There are only five or six proteins, when it comes to entrees. We have the same population who come here day in and day out 365 days a year. That’s our biggest challenge. Pick any of your favorite restaurants. If you go there five or six times a week, after three or four weeks, (you’ll ask,) “Is that all they have?” That’s why I add new menu items constantly for them.

And the award goes to Lisle native Tom Ryan, just named “Chapter Chef of the Year” by the American Culinary Federation Chicago Chefs of Cuisine. A certified executive chef, the Bartlett resident is director of food services at Resurrection Retirement Community in Chicago, where he oversees a staff of 75, including six cooks and two assistants. They prepare 750 meals daily for the 500 residents.

That’s how I got my feet wet. In high school … a career counselor suggested I go to a vocational school in culinary arts. I enrolled in that my senior year (and) liked it. The teacher took a liking to me and encouraged me to get a culinary degree.

What drew you to a culinary career?

What’s a specialty of yours?

It was by accident. I’m one of seven children. While growing up, each of us took a turn cooking dinner for everyone. It really goes back to that.

Tom Ryan named ‘Chef of the Year’ by Chicago culinary chapter

I enjoy making entrees and soups. One of my signature dishes is a Swiss onion soup: a cream of onion soup finished with grated gruyere cheese

and topped with toasted rye croutons. It’s unusual. I learned to make that in Switzerland. I studied there a few years.

How do approach the menu at Resurrection Retirement Community?

Do you get to hang onto the trophy?

That’s the traveling We have a five-week-cycle trophy. I get to keep it for a menu. I’m constantly changyear. It’s a once-in-a-career ing (it), putting new items on the menu to keep the residents opportunity. excited and looking forward to (the dishes). What’s most satisfying

about your role? The residents. Knowing

that I make a difference in their life.

What are some of your personal favorites to prepare? In the summertime, I love grilling — baby-back ribs or brisket. And during the winter months, chilis and stews and soups. Good old comfort foods.

(Note: Involved in the local, state and national culinary communities, Ryan is also a certified dietary manager and a certified Illinois food service sanitation manager instructor. He serves as treasurer of the Chicago Chefs of Cuisine chapter of the American Culinary Federation and is on the national Audit Committee for the American Culinary Federation.)


State champion relay leads Hinsdale Central to best finish since 1996

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one person. The whole team came together.” Mapel also went out strong on his own in the 100 breaststroke, placing third with a new personal record time of 56.42 seconds. “I was very happy with third place,” said Mapel, who was sixth in the same race last year. “Any time you can improve it’s a great thing, and I was really happy with my time.” Leach added a solo state medal in the 100 freestyle (10th, 46.54) and Portland was all-state in the 100 butterfly (12th, 50.99). Schroyer was on the cusp of making it to Saturday in the 50 freestyle (13th, 21.59), and junior Sam Pielet came close to making the finals in diving (17th, 173.45). Senior Ryan O’Donnell was 30th in diving (158.45). Senior Brogan O’Doherty and freshman Craig Smith finished in a tie for 23rd place in the 100 backstroke (53.11). Senior Mitch Courtney was 25th in the 100 breaststroke (59.45); sophomore Adam Pircon clocked a 4:49.61 to take 30th in the 500 freestyle; senior Dan Ciciora was 33rd in the 200 individual medley (1:59.79); and senior Mark Smith finished 34th in the 100 butterfly (53.02).

Hinsdale South The Hornets had four entrants compete in the state preliminaries last Friday. The 200-yard freestyle relay team, comprised of sophomore Jason Yang and seniors Austin Hultmark, Ryan O’Toole and Gunnar Wagner, came closest to making the finals. The top 12 finishers in the prelims advance, and the Hornets were 14th with a time of 1:27.39, only .33 back of the 12th-place relay. The same quartet was 28th in the 400 freestyle with a time of 3:15.37. Wagner swam solo in the 50 freestyle (27th, 22.01), and Yang competed on his own in the 100 backstroke (37th, 54.23).

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Hinsdale Central’s Brian Powell (on deck) congratulates teammate Will Leach after Leach swam the anchor leg of the state champion 200-yard freestyle relay Saturday at New Trier High School.

WINNETKA — Now that all is said and done, Will Leach can admit to a small lapse in concentration. “I was so excited to see the splits,” Leach said. “I was trying not to look and to concentrate on the race, but I couldn’t help but notice the times going up.” The Hinsdale Central senior, getting set to swim the anchor leg on the 200-yard freestyle relay, watched teammates Connor Schroyer, Brian Powell and Brian Portland stake the Red Devils to a lead with fast swims, and he wanted to do the same. “When I got up on the blocks I started to get excited,” Leach said. “I started smiling and laughing. I knew it was going to be a fun race. I hoped to get the same (time) drops the other guys got, and I was able to do that.” The Red Devil quartet captured the state title in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:23.43. That came a day after they clocked a season-best 1:23.02 in the preliminary races, finishing nearly two seconds ahead of Fenwick, a performance that was one of the most impressive head coach Corky King has ever seen. “To drop that much time doesn’t happen very often,” said King of his group that cut nearly four seconds off the time it swam at the sectional meet the previous week. “Everybody basically dropped a second per 50 (yards). The confidence level was high the next day and they were bound and determined to win it.” Leach, Portland, Schroyer and senior Eddie Mapel teamed up to take second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:32.86. Schroyer, Portland, Leach and Banistre Lienhart were fourth in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:07.33. The top-four relay finishes, plus three solo all-state finishes from Mapel, Leach and Portland, helped the Red Devils claim their first state trophy since 2004, when they finished third. The runner-up showing was their highest finish since taking second in 1996. “It was awesome,” Mapel said of Central’s state finish. “Being part of it was amazing, especially because it was a team and not just

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By JASON ROSSI jrossi@shawmedia.com DARIEN — Anyone who watched Toni Romiti play basketball could clearly see her emotions at play on the court. And that was her dialing it back a bit. “Each year I try to learn to control my emotions,” the Hinsdale South senior said. “Everyone who knows me knows I’m a colorful player, but from last year to this year I progressed and I feel like I learned to control myself because you have to if you want to be able to lead in a positive way.” And lead she did, helping lift the Hornets to a second consecutive West Suburban Gold title and a win over Proviso West in what was a de facto WSC title game in early February. “It was probably a surprise to a lot of people,” Romiti said of winning the conference title after the Hornets graduated four starters. “It surprised me a little bit and I’m pretty sure it surprised our coach a little, too. ... I experienced that last year so I’m happy the team got to experience that with me this year.” Romiti’s teammates also

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got a chance to play alongside one of the best players to ever don a Hinsdale South uniform. She tallied more than 1,200 points in four varsity seasons, closing out with 476 points this season. Included in those 476 points were highlight-reel-type showings against Proviso East (40 points, what is believed to be a school record) and 10 three-pointers against district-rival Hinsdale Central (also a school record). “She’s phenomenal,” said Downers Grove South coach Ellen O’Brien, whose team fell to Romiti and the Hornets twice this season. “She definitely has the talent, and she just exudes confidence.” As impressive as those single-game performances were, Romiti will take away a whole lot more from this season. “The whole season was awesome,” she said. “I remember when Kerry Just

took a charge in the Proviso East game. I’m pretty sure it was her first charge of the year so that was really awesome.” Romiti also said a game in which MacKenzie Kern scored 26 points will be a major memory when she looks back on her senior season. “That was a big deal to me because she’s a good friend and we played together in grade school,” said Romiti, who is looking to play at the next level and has visits planned to Long Island University and South Carolina Upstate. As competitive and demanding as she was on the floor, Romiti was a bit of a softy away from the court. Before home games, she would take freshman Tatyana Presley and Sydney Kopp to Portillo’s in an effort to help nurture the next crop of Hornets. And what does she hope they learned during those meals? “One thing I always want them to remember is having fun and competing and playing with heart,” she said. “Playing with heart, a coach can’t teach you that. Anybody can have the skills, but playing with heart and hustle, that’s what matters to me.”

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Toni Romiti scored more than 1,200 points in her four-year Hinsdale South career.

Hornets hang tough, but bow out in regional opener By JASON ROSSI jrossi@shawmedia.com OSWEGO — If this was a joke, it definitely had a cruel twist. “The coaching staff and I joked, ‘Add it to the list of all the things that have happened to us this year,’” Hinsdale South boys basketball coach Tanner Mitchell said. “Four

out of 23 teams in the sectional host a regional, and we happen to play one of the four.” On Monday night, No. 14 seed Oswego East team topped the No. 19 Hornets 64-52 in a quarterfinal game of the Class 4A Oswego East regional. The Hornets tied the game at 23-23 early in the third quarter, but then the Wolves started to heat up and pull away. East

was 6-of-9 from the three-point line in the second half, and all of them seemed to come in one big bunch. “There was a three-minute stretch where I don’t think they missed,” Mitchell said. “At the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth they made four straight threes, and it went from a three- or four-point

game to 13 or 14 points real quick. “The other 28 or 29 minutes it was neck and neck, and we might have even outplayed them.” Senior guard Jerry Stoltz led the team in scoring and played well in the face of Oswego East’s pressure defense. Freshman post player Barrett Benson scored in double fig-

ures for the fifth time in the last six games (he had nine in the other game), and senior forward Justin Ward earned a nod from the coach for his play. “He didn’t have a lot of points,” Mitchell said of Ward and his five points, “But he did a tremendous job defensively. He was playing so well, I realized at halftime I didn’t take him out in the first half.”


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Kennedy School: Bolingbrook Cattenhead Year: Junior

School: Hinsdale South Year: Senior Romiti: This fouryear starter and four-time all-conference selection averaged 20 points per game, 4.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 85-percent shooting from the free throw line. She dropped 40 points in a win over Proviso East this season and made 10 three-pointers against Hinsdale Central. She finished her career with 1,206 points and 214 three-pointers.

Gabrielle Rush School: Hinsdale Central Year: Sophomore The West Suburban Silver allconference selection averaged an astounding 21.2 points per game and set a new school record with 99 three-pointers this season. She also shot 85 percent from the free throw line and dished out 87 assists. “I hear that from a lot of coaches: ‘I can’t believe she’s only a sophomore,’” coach Tom McKenna said.

School: Bolingbrook Year: Junior Once Coleman got going, opponents had a hard time stopping her. She was able to dribble through traffic and get to the basket almost at will, but she also displayed incredible range that added to the Raiders’ arsenal. Through 25 games, the all-around player was averaging 12.7 points per game, was shooting 52.8 percent from the field, was grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game and had dished a team-high 127 assists.

Lily Sarros School: Hinsdale Central Year: Senior One of just three seniors on the roster, Sarros averaged a double-double with 12.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. She was the leader for Central during a season in which it had separate four- and sixgame winning streaks. “She was like money in the bank,” coach Tom McKenna said. “You give her the ball and she would find a way to put it in the basket.”

School: Downers Grove North Year: Junior Often one of the most athletic players on the floor at any given time, Costello did a little bit of everything for the Trojans, ball-handling, long-range shooting and rebounding included. She led the team with 13.3 points per game to go along with 7.6 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 3.5 assists per game. Costello was also named West Suburban Silver allconference as well as all-tournament at the Glenbard East Thanksgiving tourney.

Kristina Fernette School: Lisle Year: Senior Fernette, along with fellow seniors Kelly Urban and Skylar Tomko, was a key piece for a Lisle team that enjoyed one of the best seasons in school history. An Interstate Eight all-conference selection, Fernette averaged 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game and helped the Lions to an undefeated conference title and a spot in the regional championship game this winter.

MacKenzie Kern School: Hinsdale South Year: Junior A versatile player for the West Suburban Gold champion Hornets, Kern was listed on the roster as both a guard and a forward. She had the toughness and finishing ability to play in the paint along with seniors Kristen Demitrijevic and Kerry Just, but she also possessed the ball-handling and outside shooting to complement guards Toni Romiti and Mary Clare Ladd.

Christen Prasse School: Benet Year: Senior A veteran leader and the only senior starter on a young Redwings team that featured four sophomores and a freshman, Prasse averaged a team-high 16.8 points per game while handing out 3.1 assists per game and draining 37 three-pointers for the year. A back-to-back East Suburban Catholic all-conference selection, Prasse led Benet to a 20-10 record and a spot in the regional championship game.

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School: Bolingbrook Year: Senior A knee injury in early December forced the Illinois-bound Cattenhead to sit out for several weeks, but when she returned she hardly missed a beat. A solid ball-handler with long-range accuracy, Cattenhead also possesses the speed to get to the rim and strength to finish inside with either hand. In 17 games of action, she was scoring 10.2 points per game on 49.1-percent shooting and led the team with a 76.1 free throw percentage.

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A newcomer to Bolinbrook’s program, Bugg made the transition to the Raiders’ uptempo, pressing style look seamless. A speedy guard with deft ball-handling skills, Bugg’s athleticism, scoring ability and tenacious defense added to Bolingbrook’s ability to play its trademark style. Through the Raiders’ regional title game, Bugg was averaging a team-high 16 points per game on 48-percent shooting.

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School: Westmont Year: Senior An Interstate Eight all-conference selection, the 6-foot-1 Sternard was the leading scorer and rebounder in 26 of Westmont’s 30 games. She averaged 13 points and 8.9 rebounds per game while blocking 30 shots and shooting 49 percent from the field. “I am having trouble imagining what the team will be like without her,” coach Mike McCord said.

School: Lemont Year: Senior This senior had a nice season for the Indians, stepping up in the absence of fellow senior Kelsey Motto, who missed most of the winter with a knee injury. Toth led Lemont in scoring with 10 points per game. She also topped the Indians in blocked shots (29), offensive rebounds (68) and defensive rebounds (123) while shooting 74 percent from the free throw line.

School: Downers Grove South Year: Senior A threeyear varsity player, Zemke did a little bit of everything for the Mustangs. In addition to averaging a team-best 9.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, she also dished out 2.3 assists per contest. She scored 25 points against Proviso East this season and was the leading scorer and rebounder in more than half of South’s games. “Without her we’d be at a big loss,” South coach Ellen O’Brien said.

Honorable Mentions Benet: Emily Eshoo, Emma

Hlavin, Emily Schramek Bolingbrook: Destiny

Harris, Kristen Moore, Shay Robinson Downers Grove North:

Jaida Green, Izzy Greenblatt, Claire Jagielo Downers Grove South:

Brittany Dietz, Claire Hardy, Nicole Janowiak Hinsdale Central:

Maggie Roglich Hinsdale South: Kristin

Dimitrijevic, Kerry Just Lemont: Kim Jerantowski Lisle: Skylar Tomko, Kate

Twaddle, Kelly Urban Westmont: Amanda Anderson, Mara Casper, Megan Seratt


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LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID SEALED BIDS TO SUPPLY XEROGRAPHIC PAPER AND OTHER PAPER PRODUCTS FOR THE SOUTHEAST DUPAGE PURCHASING GROUP (COMPRISED OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 53, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 180, 201 AND 202 IN DUPAGE COUNTY AND NO. 113 IN COOK COUNTY, IL) WILL BE RECEIVED IN THE COORDINATOR'S OFFICE, LOCATED IN LACE SCHOOL, 7414 CASS AVENUE, DARIEN, IL. (630) 968-7505 UNTIL 10:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013, AT WHICH TIME THEY WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED. SPECIFICATIONS AND BID FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS ON SCHOOL DAYS BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. MARGOT MUENZING, PURCHASING COORDINATOR March 1, 2013 Suburban Life Publications 5407 DAR LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE GOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 62 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be taken for the purchase of one (1) 71-passenger transit-style school bus for the Gower School District 62, Willowbrook, Illinois. Specifications are available and may be obtained from the District Office at Gower School District 62, 7700 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, Illinois, any weekday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The District will be trading one (1) bus, details of which will be available with the specifications. Bids will be opened and read at 10:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the office of the Superintendent of Schools at the above address. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted, and to accept the bid that the Board deems most favorable to its interest after all proposals have been examined and canvassed.

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Page 34 • DSL • The Life - Friday, March 1, 2013 premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 100 IN GINGER CREEK BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF SECTION 27 AND 28, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 30, 1960 AS DOCUMENT 992057 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 11 Lochinvar Lane, Oak Brook, IL 60523 Permanent Index No.: 06-28-401-002-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by Oak Brook Bank, as Trustee under Trust Agreement dated August 18, 1998 and known as Trust Number 3031 Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for IMPAC Funding Corporation d/b/a IMPAC Lending Group as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Dupage County, Illinois, Document No. R2005-201505. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dupage County, in the City of Wheaton, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is April 1, 2013. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ext: 4307 Attorney No. 78700 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON 12-057731 YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISTHE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. DUPAGE COUNTY, I511895 WHEATON, ILLINOIS March 1, 8, 15, 2013 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST Suburban Life Media OB COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE RELATING TO IMH ASSETS CORP., 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COLLATERALIZED ASSET-BACKED COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. BONDS, SERIES 2005-7 PLAINTIFF PLAINTIFF, VS -vsHENRY B. RICO; NORTH STAR MANTAS IGNATAVICIUS; RITA KLITRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR MAITE; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, TRUSTEE TO OAK BROOK BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, N.A.; AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 18, THE KNOLLS CONDOMINIUM AS1998 AND KNOWN AS TRUST SOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS NUMBER 3031; MORTGAGE ELEC- AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, DEFENDANTS INC.; CANDIDO SORTO; GINGER 6182 PINEWOOD COURT APT 307 CREEK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527 12 CH 000913 UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OCCUPANTS, DEFENDANTS UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE 12 CH 5754 PUBLICATION NOTICE FORECLOSURE ACT The requisite affidavit for publica- ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATtion having been filed, notice is TEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. hereby given you Candido Sorto ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED and Unknown Owners and Non- WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURRecord Claimants; Unknown Occu- POSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVpants. Defendants in the above entitled EN that pursuant to a Judgment of suit, that the said suit has been Foreclosure and Sale entered by commenced in the Circuit Court of said Court in the above entitled Dupage County, by the said Plain- cause on January 8, 2013, DUtiff against you and other defen- PAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU dants, praying for the foreclosure of PAGE County, Illinois, will on April a certain Mortgage conveying the 11, 2013, in 501 North County premises described as follows, to Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00

hereby given you, Unknown Beneficiaries under Trust Agreement dated the 30th day of August, 1978, and known as Trust Number 1517 and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THE SOUTH 181.87 FEET OF LOT 8 (EXCEPT THE WEST 131.5 FEET THEREOF) IN YORK TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR'S ASSESSMENT PLAT 6, SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 16, 1944 AS DOCUMENT 459843, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 06-33-101-008-0000 Said property is commonly known as: 3220 Meyers Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Daniel R. Mateja; Sandra J. Mateja and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number R2006-237385 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at DUPAGE County on or before April 1, 2013, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg Attorney for Plaintiff FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I512625 March 1, 8, 15, 2013 Suburban Life Media OB

Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: UNIT NO. 25-307 IN THE KNOLLS CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AND PART OF LOT 2 OF P.F.H. ASSESSMENT PLAT IN THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER AND THE WEST THREE-QUARTERS OF THE EAST HALF OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER ALL IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DU PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS AS DOCUMENT R79-22999 AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. TAX NO. 09-14-303-361 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 6182 PINEWOOD COURT APT 307 WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527 Description of Improvements: MULTI UNIT CONDO WITH OUTSIDE PARKING. The Judgment amount was $84,041.19. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1201510 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I510666 March 1, 8, 15, 2013 Suburban Life Media WIL

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CIRCUIT GMAC Mortgage, LLC ) Plaintiff, ) vs. )2011 Unknown Heirs and )CH Legatees of Patrick R. )5243 Malkowski; Unknown ) Owners and Nonrecord ) Claimants; Andrea Tully; ) Joseph Malkowski; Jason ) Malkowski; Dick Kuhn, ) as Special Representative ) Defendants. ) NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Patrick R. Malkowski, that on January 25, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 1518 Hawthorne Place, Darien, IL 60561. February 15, 22, 2013 March 1, 2013 Suburban Life Media 5409 DAR

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0070310 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 20, 2013, wherein the business firm of PAVLIK PINSTRIPING LOCATED AT 1812 – 86TH STREET DARIEN, IL 60561-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: JAMES PAVLIK 1812 – 86TH STREET DARIEN, IL 60561-0000 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 20TH day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2013. Gary A. King DuPage County Clerk March 1, 8, 15, 2013 Suburban Life Media 5468 DAR

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Burr Ridge, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, will conduct the following Public Hearings at the following times on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Burr Ridge Village Hall, 7660 County Line Road, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527: 1. At 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to consider a request by Bob and Betty Becker for variations from Section IV.G.2 of the Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance to permit a driveway in the rear yard and across the rear lot line of a through lot (i.e. a driveway for access to Shady Lane) and from Section IV.I.12 of the Zoning Ordinance to permit a residential driveway gate in a rear yard and less than 30 feet from the rear lot line. The petition number and property address is V-01-2013: 6545 County Line Road and the Permanent Real Estate Index Number is 18-19-103-051. 2. At 7:35 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Plan Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a request by Wok N Fire Burr Ridge LLC for special use approval as per Section VIII.C.2.e of the Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance to permit an outdoor dining area. The petition number and property address is Z-04-2013: 590 Village Center Drive and the Permanent Real Estate Index Number is 18-30-300-028. 3. At 7:40 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Plan Commission will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment to Appendix VI of the Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance regarding the permitted width of residential driveways. The petition number is Z-03-2013. The Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals reserves the right to continue said hearings from time to time as may be required without further notice, except as may be required by the Illinois Open Meetings Act. BY ORDER OF THE PLAN COMMISSION/ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS OF THE VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE, COOK AND DUPAGE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS. GREG TRZUPEK CHAIRMAN MEMBERS: GUY FRANZESE, CHRIS CRONIN, DIANE BOLOS, MIKE STRATIS, DEHN GRUNSTEN, LUISA HOCH March 1, 2013 Suburban Life Media 5472 BR


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