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Qualifying events Mark Brandt qualified for nine events at the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship and competed in five. They included: • 200m breast stroke (seventh) • 100m butterfly (14th) • 100m breast stroke (16th) • 50m butterfly (20th) • 100m individual medley (27th) • 50m breast stroke • 200m butterfly • 50m freestyle • 100m freestyle Swimming at the pool at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis also brought back good memories. The last time he swam there was in December 1987, when he won first place in the 400-meter individual medley at a college invitational meet. Now that he is living in Lemont, he sees Tri-Smart as the group he is going to stick with. He also sees no reason to put an age limit on his swimming career, just as there was no age limit at the USMS championship. “That’s one of the things I like about Masters Swimming,” Brandt said. “If Photo provided I’m healthy enough at age 90, I will compete with people in my age group.” Mark Brandt of Lemont has rediscovered his passion for competitive swimming at age 47.
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8ON THE COVER Seventh-grader Caroline Arnold (from left), 13, sixth-grader Jim Rozhon, 12, and seventh-grader Lindsay Selfridge, 13, pray Wednesday at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in Lemont. Renovations on the 129-year-old church will be completed this year. Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@ shawmedia.com
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LEMONT – Lemont resident Mark Brandt swam competitively yearround from age 7 to 22, finishing his NCAA swimming career in 1988. He went on to compete in triathlons and an Iron Man competition. Now, at age 47, his focus has returned to that original passion for swimming. “It’s something that really gets the heart going, keeps the lungs in shape,” Brandt said. “And you don’t have that pounding ... it’s easy on the knees and hips.” Brandt most recently competed at the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship from May 9 to 12 in Indianapolis. He swam in five events, placing seventh in the 200-meter breast stroke for men ages 45 to 49. Brandt practices with Tri-Smart, a coaching service that trains people for triathlons and swimming. After moving to Lemont three years ago, he joined the group two years ago after meeting them while swimming at Lemont Park District’s The Core. This past December, the Tri-Smart coaches encouraged Brandt to sign up for USMS local swim meets. He ended up with qualifying times in nine events, but swimmers at nationals are limited in the number of events in which they can participate. The USMS championship was a reunion for Brandt. “The neat thing about swimming is whenever you meet another swimmer, you always have a mutual friend somehow,” he said. Masters Swimming, which is an organization for adults, attracts many former collegiate swimmers. Brandt ran into former competitors and teammates and got to reconnect with a swimming buddy from when he was 9 years old.
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LEMONT – Lemont resident Terri O’Neill-Borders has answered the call to help with tornado recovery efforts in Moore, Okla. O’Neill-Borders is the founder of the Hope and Friendship Foundation and also works with Lemont Township Community Services and as chaplain for the Lemont Police Department. She is heading south with nonprofit Crisis Response International, a group that resources, trains and mobilizes volunteers, churches and other organizations to respond to disasters. O’Neill-Borders said she is trained to help with death notifications and emotional and psychological first aid but is prepared to help in any way she is needed.
“I wouldn’t be walking the walk of the talk I talk if I didn’t offer hands, feet, sweat and tears,” she wrote in an email to friends Tuesday. O’Neill-Borders said she already had asked to take time off from her job this week to visit her husband, who works in Overland Park, Kan. When she Terri received emails O’Neillform Crisis ReBorders sponse International asking for volunteers and knew she would be only a couple hours away, the decision was made. Her husband, Terry, will accompany her, ready to help with any physical labor. “Though I was excited about spending a rare relaxing weekend visiting Terry, I believe the plan for me to be
already en route to that area was set long before I answered the phone this morning,” she wrote in the email. Terri O’Neill-Borders previously helped with tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., but it was five weeks after the tornado hit. This time, she will help in the immediate aftermath, which she calls a whole different stage. “I imagine my ride home will be a difficult ride,” she said in a phone interview. For others who want to help, O’Neill-Borders stressed people should never self-deploy. Instead, they should contact an organization such as Crisis Response International, The Salvation Army or the American Red Cross. For information on Crisis Response International, visit criout.com/event/ cri-deployment-to-oklahoma -city/.
Village administrator leaving Lemont for position in Wis. SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – Lemont Village Administrator Ben Wehmeier has been hired as the county administrator for Jefferson County in Wisconsin. He will continue working in his Lemont position until the end of June. Wehmeier called it a “bitter-
sweet decision” but one he made for professional advancement and to move back to his native Wisconsin. Ben Wehmeier Wehmeier has served as village administrator since 2010.
Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves said he and the Lemont Village Board will discuss how to fill the village administrator position at a later meeting. “We are very sad to see him go. It’s been great having him here,” Reaves said. “But we’ve always known a person of his caliber was bound to move on to a bigger community.”
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ABOVE: Third- and fourth-graders play musical instruments a musical for mothers May 3 at Everest Academy. LEFT: Seventh- and eighth-graders perform during the concert.
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LEMONT – Violins, ukuleles, recorders, beautiful voices and the new instrumental band all were in tune at the “Musical Tribute to Mothers” as part of the celebration of Mothers Day and the Crowning of Mary at Everest Acade-
my May 3 in Lemont. Students from preschool through eighth grade performed musical numbers for an audience of 250 mothers and students at Everest, 11550 Bell Road. For information about Everest Academy, visit www .everestadvantage.org.
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Lemont High School freshman Olivia Matthews was the state’s top performer in the Public Speaking category at the 2013 Illinois FBLA State Leadership Conference, which was in April in Springfield. The conference attracted more than 1,450 student competitors from across the state. Matthews won Lemont High School’s first FBLA event state title since 2011.
8POLICE REPORTS Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lemont Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.
charged with assault and disorderly conduct after an incident at 1:46 a.m. May 17 at the 100 block of Stephen Street.
Mitchell Autry, 19, of the 400 block of McCarthy Road, Lemont, was charged with criminal trespass
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Lemont woman charged with trespassing
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Hornets switch youth football leagues, introduce new training
• PLAN Continued from page 4 estimates spending an average of approximately $333,000 per year on technology over the next five years, Business Manager Barbara Germany said. The technology plan was initially slated to begin replacing student devices beginning with the 2014-15 school year, but a $367,000 school technology loan the district will apply for convinced board members to pursue the technology for next school year. The district’s focus on technology is in part due to concern about preparedness for 2014-15 PARCC testing, a new state college preparedness test. Several other items of district business were addressed at the Tuesday meeting:
Hornets officials began to discuss leaving the River Valley League 18 months ago and were formally voted into the Bill George Youth Football League in February. “The River Valley League limited us,” Nash added. The new league will provide the Hornets with the opportunity to increase playing time and create the potential for growth. Rosters in the Bill George League will be smaller, at 20 to 25 players, and will allow for flexibility in the number of teams. Second-string participants will also be able to play full games. The River Valley rosters had a 40-player cap and limited the number of teams within the program, which affected playing time. “I was constantly turning kids away,” Polk said. The Bill George League
• The board voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal 2013 Amended Budget and to transfer $200,000 from the Operations and Maintenance Fund to the Transportation Fund. The amendment was necessary because of a $140,000 increase in fund expenditures caused by state reimbursements and heightened costs in special education transportation and fuel, which brought the district 13 percent above budget in the Transportation Fund. • Following a discussion at its April 16 meeting, the board conversed about whether its decision to amend the 2013 budget was in compliance with district policy and whether that policy should be changed. It was determined by the board that it had remained in compliance and that the policy should not be changed.
• The Illinois State Board of Education approved the district’s proposed changes to the financial plan, Birkenmaier reported to the board. • The board voted unanimously to put several summer maintenance projects out to bid. The projects will cost approximately $211,000 for asphalt and coolant repair. Board members opted not to approve the approximately $100,000 in spending needed to repair the roof at Central School, choosing instead to wait until further discussion of the building’s future. • District plans for certified and support staffing were approved, with the board voting to add 8.6 certified positions and two support positions. Aurelio abstained on the vote for the certified staff plan and Malley voted against the addition of the support positions.
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LEMONT – The Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheerleading program recently changed leagues, in the hope that the switch will bring back players who’ve left the Hornets in recent years for other programs. “We have evolved as an organization,” said Jason Nash, president of the organization’s board of directors. The Hornets cheer and football teams have lost 80 families over the past four years, Nash said. In football alone, the number of players has dropped from 165 participants four years ago to 125 last year, according to Athletic Director Keith Polk. Players are leaving the program, Polk says, because the River Valley League that the Hornets had been a member of does not allow for flexibility in the number of teams in the league. That, in turn, put up to 40 players on a team, dwindling playing time for many.
also requires that coaches be trained and certified, a requirement Hornets officials said was not enforced by the River Valley League. The Hornets also hope to grow their ranks by promoting concussion prevention and awareness, another factor in the decline in youth football participation. “It’s been a very, very hot topic,” said Polk, who believes parents are weary about the possibility of concussions and, consequently, may be hesitant to sign up their children for the program. Polk, who said he has seen five concussions in his 10 years of coaching youth football, says parental concern about concussions has increased significantly in recent years. The Hornets will offer Heads Up Football tackle training, which teaches players proper techniques to minimize concussions. Lemont High School has implemented a similar program. “We are trying to be proactive,” Polk said.
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Ss. Cyril and Methodius parish eyes finishing touches to renovation project Church building gets face-lift on eve of parish’s 130th anniversary BY DAN FARNHAM email@example.com LEMONT – Every house needs a little sprucing up once and a while. A house of worship is no different, says the Rev. Larry Lisowski, pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methodious Parish in Lemont. The 129-year-old parish is putting its finishing touches on a capital campaign launched in 2011 to pay for interior renovations to the church building, which is more than 80 years old. The project, titled “Our Faith, Our Gift, Our Home”, included a wishlist of renovations and set a goal to raise $1 million through parishioner donations by this year.
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A view from the organ inside Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish, 608 Sobieski St. in Lemont on Wednesday. Renovations on the more than 80-year-old church are underway. Since launching, the church has raised approximately $840,000 and finished a majority of its wishlist – including re-painting the decorations and adding washrooms. But the capital campaign has been extended an additional year to raise the rest of the money in order to replace the carpet and renovate the
pews inside the church. It has been more than 20 years since the pews have been refinished and the carpet was replaced, and Lisowski said the wear and tear shows. “The rug is shot. There’s nothing to the rug that’s left,” he said. “If you take a close look at (the pews), they are scratched and worn.” Tami Ziebell, a member
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until its current renovations are funded. As for the completed renovations, Lisowski has seen a positive response from parishioners and visitors alike. “They really see the improvements that were made,” he said. “I think they’re proud of it.” The renovations had to be approved by the Office of Divine Worship to make sure they are up to code and are liturgically correct. Ziebell thinks the designers did a good job recreating the period of time the church was built. “I think it’s absolutely beautiful,” she said. “It couldn’t have come out any better.” Working in the interior design industry, Ziebell can appreciate all the nuances that went into the designs. In particular, she enjoys the statues of Sacred Heart and Mary, which had metallic stenciling added behind them to help them stand out. “It almost looks like they are more spiritual, for a lack of better terms,” she said. Lisowski sees all the renovations as a commitment to the future. Maintaining the church will make sure it is a place future generations can use, he said. “I think it’s a nice place to come worship and pray.”
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50 PERCENT: Brookfield Zoo 22 PERCENT: Morton Arboretum 16 PERCENT: Lilacia Park 12 PERCENT: Naperville Riverwalk
A thank you to the Lemont community As the school year is winding down, I want to express my gratitude to the District 113A community for stepping up in ways that truly have enriched the educational experience for our students. In addition to the dedicated teachers, staff, administrators and school board members, it takes the efforts of an entire community to provide children the sort of well-rounded education in which we take so much pride in District 113A. The spirit and generosity of parents, boosters and community leaders is a wonderful investment in our most precious commodity. Many of the “extras” we offer COMMUNITY our students we simply could not VOICE provide without the work of the District 113A Educational FounSusan dation and its corporate sponBirkenmaier sorships and grants. This school year, the Foundation offered an opportunity for our students to demonstrate their artistic abilities at the Student Art Show fundraiser and also by creating masks for the Mardi Gras Mask-er-Aid that raised more than $11,000. Thanks to the corporate fundraising efforts of the Foundation and grants that were provided to teachers, our first-graders saw geology come to life with a classroom visit by rock scientists, and our seventh-graders participated in the JASON Project where they piloted a virtual research vehicle and landed the Mars Rover. Similarly, the Oakwood-River Valley and Old Quarry Parent-Teachers Organizations (PTOs) provided funding and countless hours of volunteer work to coordinate events, provide staff meals, playground equipment and computer monitors. Three years ago, we faced a fiscal crisis that almost cost us our extracurricular programs. Thanks to the Warriors Booster Club and the Band Boosters, we have been able to continue offering those activities that mean so much to the all-around school experience for students and also help promote community pride. Over $50,000 was raised on behalf of our students by these organizations this year alone. Financial support and the countless hours of volunteer time mean so much to a school district, especially in these trying times. We literally could not offer the top-quality educational experience to our students without that community support. But perhaps the biggest benefit that comes from all of these efforts is how they strengthen the connection between our schools and our community. Schools are a reflection of a community’s values, and the parents and citizens of our school district once again have shown why this is such a wonderful place to live and raise children.
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8LETTERS Military members deserve support To the Editor: May is National Military Appreciation Month and I would like to take the time to bring attention to the individuals and families in our communities that give so much to protect our freedoms right here at home. National Military Appreciation Month includes Loyalty Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, VE Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Together, these dates help us appreciate the successes and sacrifices of our military personnel and their families. It is important to remember the men and women who have served over the past 230 years of our nation’s history as well as recognize those who are serving now. This month recognizes those on active duty in all branches of the services, the National Guard and Reserves plus retirees, veterans and all of their families – more than 90 million Americans. As a state representative, I am proud to support legislation to honor military men and women. I am sponsoring
House Resolution 318, which designates May 2013 as Military Appreciation Month in Illinois. I also am sponsoring legislation to enhance the availability of in-state tuition for the higher education of Illinois service members whose service has required residency in other states, and I recently backed a much-needed bill to expand the protest buffer zone around military funerals to protect grieving family and friends from hateful protesters. Everyone can participate in helping honor soldiers and military workers. You can start today by displaying an American flag at your home or business, donating to the Wounded Warrior Project or volunteering at your local VA – or by simply saying “thanks” to a veteran you know. I also want to encourage anyone who is looking to get involved during Military Appreciation Month to visit nmam.org. It is my hope that you too will find a way to give back to the brave men and women that serve us each day!
Don’t hike the minimum wage To the Editor: Illinois job creators are speaking with one voice: Adverse consequences from hiking Illinois’ minimum wage will far outweigh the alleged benefits that some are trying to accomplish in Springfield. Senate Bill 68 will seek to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $10 per hour. Illinois already has the fourth-highest minimum wage in the nation at $8.25 per hour, higher than all neighboring states. Employers cannot bear the repercussions of a minimum wage hike, and jobs will be lost. While national unemployment has dropped, unemployment in Illinois continues to rise this year, now standing at 9.5 percent. The overwhelming number of minimum wage workers is young people, often in their first job, and their rate of unemployment (16 to 19 years of age) stands at 26.5 percent in Illinois and 48 percent in the city of Chicago. Employers already are bracing for the uncertain effects
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Use the bike path Why do people on bikes need to ride in the driving lane on Woodward as if they are a car when there’s a nice bike path right next to them? They don’t even hug the curb. It’s dangerous and inconsiderate. Use the bike path. That’s what it’s there for.
A thumbs down I wish to sound off on the feature in the paper headed THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN. It is great to highlight the positive activities and achievements of people and organizations in our area, but please either just call it THUMBS UP or print an occasional THUMBS DOWN. I have never seen one of those.
Smoking in cars My Sound Off is about people who smoke in their car, and they stick their arm out of the window.
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I’m a nonsmoker, and that comes right into my car. I think there should be something that they have to keep the windows open just a crack, because it’s horrible. It makes me sick to my stomach, and I just don’t think it’s fair that the people who don’t smoke have to be subjected to that.
A great performance I want to thank the Lemont Reporter for the wonderful coverage of Lemont’s high school production of “Peter Pan.” Students must be very proud of their professional performance. Aubree Tally certainly has a great theatrical future. Terry Redford and Heather Hutchison produced a wonderful show.
Higher minimum wages do not alleviate poverty. While the few employees who earn a wage increase might benefit from a wage hike, those that lose their job are noticeably worse off. As the job creators in Illinois, we cannot stand idly
By ED MCMENAMIN email@example.com A bill approved May 16 by the Illinois Senate gives DuPage and Peoria counties authority to enact stormwater utilities fees. A possible fee would fund stormwater infrastructure improvements to mitigate flooding that has hit the area during big storms in recent years, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said. Currently, these improvements are paid for by property taxes. Cronin said the fee would be more equitable than the property tax, because it would be based on how much water a property displaces. “If you’re a big developer and you put down a large, 50,000-square-feet parking lot of concrete, and you displace a lot of water to your neighbor downstream, you’ll pay more,” he said. “If you take steps to install semi-permeable pavers and rain barrels at home, your fee will be a lot less, you’ll get credit for it. It’s the ultimate in responsible behavior policy.” State Rep. Ron Sandack co-sponsored the bill in the House and said he believes the bill was a good use of “local control” because it gives the county the ability to decide whether it wants the utility fee. He said he does not have an opinion on whether the county should have the fee. “This bill (allows) them to do that in a logical, rational way, and then be held responsible by their constituents and voters at the county level,” he said. The bill comes on the heels of last month’s third signifi-
by and see our state slip back into a recession. Not now. Not ever again. David Vite Illinois Retail Merchants Association, president/CEO
Kim Maisch National Federation of Independent Business, Illinois director
“If you’re a big developer and you put down a large, 50,000-square-feet parking lot of concrete, and you displace a lot of water to your neighbor downstream, you’ll pay more.” Dan Cronin DuPage County Board chairman cant flood event in five years – affecting more than 8,700 homes and businesses, costing millions of dollars in uninsured losses. Should DuPage County act to establish a stormwater utility fee program, the legislation mandates the county notify affected property own-
ers of the fee two years before sending out the first bill. During this period, the county would be required to hold public hearings, educate property owners about the fee and develop a credit system for those property owners who implement green practices.
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I’m a resident in the Downers Grove area. I just wanna say I love dogs. I have three dogs of my own. But I really feel that when people walk dogs by your house that their dog should be allowed to only go on the parkway, not be running all over your front lawn or peeing all over your plants or all your flowers. Especially now in the spring and the summer when you planted things. And even in the winter and the fall. It’s just common courtesy to direct your dogs. And it’s common sense for you to be the director. A lot of the people to come by allow their dogs to go wherever they want. I think we as humans need to be in charge of the dogs and direct them to the parkways, and certainly clean up after your dog too because a lot of people don’t own dogs, and they don’t appreciate dogs all over their front lawn. Again, I love dogs, but we’re real careful with ours to make sure they’re not all over people’s front lawns.
Keep dogs on parkway
Bill allowing DuPage County to create stormwater utility fee passes state Senate
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8NEWS BRIEFS Tap House Grill donating part of Mayors Drive sales LEMONT – Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves is partnering with Tap House Grill, 1243 State St., Lemont, for a fundraising event Thursday to benefit about 40 Lemont charitable and service organizations. When patrons bring in a flyer and hand it to their server, the restaurant will donated 10 percent of the net sales. There also will be a 50/50 split the pot raffle. The Mayor’s Drive for Charity is an annual event that raised $30,000 last year.
the foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to benefit students of School District 113A. Grant awards were selected from 26 proposals submitted by district faculty. All three schools in the district were awarded grants funded in part by a $5,000 Grant Underwriter donation from John Piazza Country Financial and a $15,000 Grant Underwriter donation from Oxbow Midwest Calcining. Additional funding was provided by local businesses, individual donors and fundraising events.
Funwizz Summer Fun Physical Challenge Game Show, individual and team challenges, fun trivia, the Simon Says Challenge, Hoop Head fun and a cookie buffet. The event is free and will be outside in the parking lot. In case of rain, the event will be in the CORE gym at the Lemont Park District. Summer Reading folders will be available at the event or in the library. The Summer Reading program runs from June 5 to July 31. For information, visit lemontlibrary.org.
District 113A Foundation gives out $34K in grants
Lemont Library to kick off summer reading program
Cog Hill’s Family Golf Nights start June 2
LEMONT – The School District 113A Educational Foundation has awarded 24 grants totaling more than $34,000 for the 2013-14 school year. Since establishing in 2010,
LEMONT – The Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., will celebrate the start of summer with its Kids’ Summer Reading Kickoff Party at 6 p.m. May 31. Entertainment will include a
LEMONT – Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, 12294 Archer Ave. in Lemont, has added an additional day to the weekly Family Golf Nights held during the summer.
Lemont VFW plans Memorial Day ceremonies SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – To commemorate Memorial Day this weekend, an Honor Guard from Lemont VFW Post 5819 and Ladies Auxiliary will tour local cemeteries, culminating with a ceremony at the World War II memorial Monday. Each stop will include prayers, a laying of wreaths and a 21-gun salute. VFW Post Commander Bill Ward said the events are open to the public, and he encouraged people to attend. The Honor Guard will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Danish Cem-
etery in front of Old Quarry Middle School, 16100 127th St. From there, they will move to: • St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, across the street from the Danish Cemetery • St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery, State Street, north of Weimer Avenue • Brown Family Cemetery, off West Logan Street • Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery, State Street, south of Keepataw Drive Ward said the Honor Guard also will stop at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery on Bluff
Road and Bethany Lutheran Cemetery on McCarthy Road if there is time. The Honor Guard will meet at 11 a.m. at the World War II memorial on Main Street, down the street from Nick’s Tavern. State Rep. Dan Lipinski and Mayor Brian Reaves are expected to speak. Ward hopes people will take time to remember veterans on Memorial Day and not treat it as just another day off. “If it weren’t for the veterans giving their lives, we might not be grilling on May 27,” he said.
Tee times start at 6 p.m. Sundays, June to September, and Wednesdays, June to August. Adults must have one junior, age 17 or younger, accompanying them. Family tee times are for groups of up to five. The cost is $10 per player, including cart. For information, visit: www. coghillgolf.com
Lemont Township to offer relationship skills class LEMONT – Lemont residents ages 18 and older can sign up for “Within My Reach,” a relationship skills and decision-making workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to 20, at Lemont Township, 1115 Warner Ave. Participants will develop tools to help manage important relationships in their lives. Refreshments will be served, compliments of The Salvation Army – Family & Community
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Woodridge man charged with obstruction Boguslaw Maczuga, 46, of the 2100 block of Country Club Drive, Woodridge, was charged with obstruction of a peace officer after a traffic stop at 11:02 p.m. May 13 at Lemont and Bluff roads.
Harassment alleged Anthony Chavez, 32, of the 700 block of McCarthy Street, Lemont, was charged with harassment through electronic communications after an incident at 3:50 p.m. May 15 in the 1100 block of State Street.
Domestic battery charged Aaron Caponigro, 36, of the zero block of Stephen Street, Lemont, was charged with domestic battery after an incident at 4:40 a.m. May 18 in the zero block of Stephen Street.
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Services. Space is limited. To register, call the Human Services department at Lemont Township at 630-257-2522.
Chicago White Sox offering baseball camps LEMONT – The Bulls/Sox Academy will host Chicago White Sox Summer Camps from June 17 to 21 at Centennial Park-Quad Fields, 16028 127th St., Lemont. Programs are available for boys and girls from age 5 to 11 at every ability level. Professional coaches will focus on the essential skills of baseball – hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, bunting and base running. The camp costs $179 for ages 5 and 6 and $199 for ages 7 to 11. For information or to register, call 630-324-8221 or visit www.BullsSoxAcademy.com. – Suburban Life Media
8300 block of Baring Avenue, Munster, Ind., was charged with driving while her license was suspended and suspended registration after a traffic stop at 8:17 a.m. May 9 at Lemont Road and Illinois Street. • Juan Arambula, 44, of the 3800 block of West 55th Place, Chicago, was charged with driving while his license was suspended and failure to signal when required after a traffic stop at 7:45 p.m. May 10 at New Avenue and Lockport Street. • Danielle Rice, 29, of the 3600 block of South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving while her license was suspended after a traffic stop at 6:50 a.m. May 11 at New Avenue and Lockport Street. • Armond Frazier III, 32, of the 13900 block of Oregon Drive, Plainfield, was charged with driving while his license was suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and expired registration after a traffic stop at 8:50 a.m. May 16 in the 100 block of Stephen Street. • Oscar Garcia, 19, of the 2300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, was charged with no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage after a traffic stop at 3:10 p.m. May 19 at Archer Avenue and Bell Road.
8EDUCATION NOTES Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, winter quarter LEMONT: Matthew Wolf
Bob Jones University, spring semester University of St. Francis, spring semester LEMONT: Natalia Naumoff, Nancy Schneider, Andrea Simone and Laura Waszak
Illinois Wesleyan University, spring semester LEMONT: Anton Baltuska, R.J. Erffmeyer and Ethan Wood
University of Evansville, spring semester LEMONT: Melissa Rudolph
GRADUATES Bob Jones University LEMONT: Hannah Zajac, associate in business
University of Kansas LEMONT: Lisa Smith, master’s in speech-language pathology
Culver-Stockton College LEMONT: Kayla Vanderbilt, bachelor’s in psychology
HONOR ROLLS Nazareth Academy, third quarter A HONOR ROLL LEMONT: John Brunory, Jim Haggerty and Allison Rauch
Lemont Mathletes continue streak at state LEMONT – Lemont High School’s Mathletes squad finished 11th in Division 3AA at the 2013 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Finals on May 4 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lemont, which saw its students earn two top-10 finishes at the event, has finished among the state’s top 20 in its division five of the past six years. The team placed among the top 20 in all 12 of the events, which helped it become the recipient of the Richard Rhoad Award as its division’s most improved team.
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Lemont’s top finish came from the Junior/Senior Relay squad. The quartet of seniors Nina Moeller and Szymon Krzeptowski-Mucha and juniors Zak Krepps and Robert Rigler tied for third of 36 teams in its division. Lemont senior earns medal at WYSE Academic Challenge LEMONT – Lemont High School senior Justin Stanwyck tied for fifth in the Engineering Graphics competition at the 2013 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge State Finals held in April. Last year, Stanwyck placed fourth overall in the same category, which matched the school’s previous best performance in the WYSE State Finals. Stanwyck advanced to the finals by tying for second in at the North Central College Sectional. The Lemont team captured the regional competition at the University of St. Francis with a near-perfect team score of 499.1 points in Division 1500. The squad won titles in six of seven categories in regional competition. Senior Sarah Reaves and freshman Misbah Chagpar shared first-place honors in the Biology category, while Lynn Stanwyck won both in Chemistry and Mathematics. Seniors Szymon Krzeptowski-Mucha and Paul Rachwalski captured the Engineering Graphics and Computer Science categories, respectively, while freshman Spenser Bailey prevailed in English.
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BULLETIN BOARD CLUBS Runners Grove Running Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Runners Grove, 5155 Main St., Downers Grove. Run distances spanning 2 to 10 miles at paces varying between a walk and fast run. Refreshments served at completion of every run. For more information, call 630-4930800. Platinum Toastmasters of Lisle, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lisle Fire Station Training Room, 1005 School St., Lisle. For more information, call 630-967-4653 or email info@ platinum.freetoasthost.org. Faithful Circle Quilters, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Fairview, Downers Grove. every fourth Wednesday or Thursday. For more information, call 630-620-5575 or visit www. fcquilters.com. Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kristina’s Cafe, 5130 Main St., Downers Grove. For more information, call Boneta Morris at 630-910-9934, visit dgkiwanis.org or email contactus@ dgkiwanis.org. West Suburban Businesswomen, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Downers Delight Restaurant, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove. For more information, call Cathy Wagner at 630-921-9720. Leading the Way, Pancake Cafe, 1292 Rickert Drive, Naperville. Thursday. Business networking group. Call Matt Ewald at 847-590-8300 or visit www.napervilleleads.com. Downers Grove Leads Club, 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Stevens Restaurant, 2393 63rd St., Woodridge. For more information, call Cathy Wagner at 630-921-9720. Woodridge Toastmasters Club, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Woodridge Resource Center, 8274 Janes Ave., Woodridge. Call Tracy Hodge, 630-357-3278. Grove Masonic Lodge 824, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Downers Grove Masonic Lodge, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. meeting. For more information, call 630-968-0167 or visit www.grovemasoniclodge.org. Soul Priority, 7 to 7:50 a.m. Friday, Caribou Coffee, 5100 Main St., Downers Grove. Business leaders and owners discuss integrating faith’s best practices in the workplace. For more information, call 630-963-4122, visit www.soul-pri-
ority.org or email wayne.kuna@ soul-priority.org. West Towns Chorus weekly rehearsal, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Horizon Community Church, 2129 63rd St., Downers Grove. Men of all ages. For more information, call 630201-5544 or visit www.westtowns. org. We are Republicans Toastmasters, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Naperville City Hall, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville. For more information, visit www. naperville.il.us or email msliz708@ aol.com. Cantores Community Choir, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. High school age and older. $50 registration fee. For more information, call 630-968-7120 or email email@example.com. Will County Mothers of Twins Club, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Fire Station No. 5, 1706 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Does not meet in December. For more information, call 815-7739561. Register Now: DLD Dance Center Summer Classes and Camps, 9 a.m. Monday, DLD Dance Company, 912 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. DLD Dance Center is now accepting enrollment for Summer Classes and Camps. Adult classes are also available. Dance styles include: Hip Hop, Boys Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Latin Jam, Ballroom and Breakdancing. Cost is $50 per four week camp, $100 per eight week camp, and $95 per weeklong camp. Classes begin June 17th. To register or for more information, call 630-67-DANCE or visit www. dlddancecenter.com. Pinochle Club, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Meets in room 307 on third floor. For more information, call 630-649-2116. Woodridge Rotary Club, noon Tuesday, Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge. For more information, call John Carey at 630-960-5417 or visit www. woodridgerotary.org. Questioning Youth Center, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Naperville, Call for location, Naperville. Social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth ages 16 to 20. For specific location, call 630-4152053. Downers Grove Junior Women’s Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Emmett’s Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers
Grove. Meets September through May. Meets on third Tuesday in December and March. For more information, call 630-632-5345 or visit www.dgjwc.org. Downers Grove Moose Family Center Lodge, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Moose Lodge, 1030 Warren Ave., second floor, Downers Grove. All LOOM members in good standing invited. For more information, call 630-968-4550 or visit www. DGMoose.org. Woodridge VFW Post 1578, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Woodridge Police Department Training Room, 1 Plaza Drive, Woodridge. For more information, call Rob Reichert at 630-985-0070. Argonne Toastmasters Club 128, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 Cass Ave., Darien. For more information, visit 128.toastmastersclubs.org/ or email contact-128@toastmastersclubs. org. Lemont Toastmasters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lemont Police Station, 14600 127th St., Lemont. Practice public speaking skills. For more information, call Ralph Hlavin at 630-257-1800 or email r.hlavin@ yahoo.com. WHBCD Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Holiday Inn-Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Darien. For more information, call Dorothy Catinella at 630-887-7737. Kiwanis Club of Willowbrook-Burr Ridge, noon Thursday, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. Meets the first four Thursdays. For more information, visit www. wbkiwanis.org. Sales Professionals of Illinois Inc., 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Pancake Delight House, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Darien. For more information, call Eve Dunn at 630-852-0580. Mothers of Preschoolers, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 S. Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. Registration costs $20 for the year or $3 at the door. Contact Fran Shultis at 630-6540399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hinsdale Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. For more information, call 630-286-9541 or visit www.hinsdalerotary.org. Toastmasters Club No. 7446,
noon to 1 p.m. Monday, McDonald’s Corp. Headquarters, 2111 McDonald Drive, Oak Brook. Call Alex Pronove, 630-337-0597. DuPage Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, Church of the Holy Nativity, 55th Street and Richmond Avenue, Clarendon Hills. For more information, visit w9dup. org. Lemont-Homer Glen Rotary, noon Tuesday, Ruffled Feathers, 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont. For more information, call John at 630-2579063. Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Kiwanis Club, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale. For more information, call 630-323-4234.
SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholic Anonymous, 12:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, First United Church of Burr Ridge, 15W100 Plainfield Road., Burr Ridge. Al-Anon Friday Morning Serenity Seekers, 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 725 75th St., Darien. For information, call 630-972-9074. Mayslake Village Parkinson Disease Support Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every fourth Monday, Mayslake Village, 1801 35th St., Oak Brook. For information, call 630-541-5194. AA Big Book Study, 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-4303 or visit www.uchinsdale.org/. GriefShare Support Group, 7 p.m. Mondays, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. For information, visit www.ccch.org. Stress Management Workshop, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, CCC Yellow Box Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. For information, please call 630-605-6009. DivorceCare, 7 p.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Trinity Lutheran Church of Lisle, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle. For information, call 630-3903039. Questioning Youth Center, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Naperville. Social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth ages 16 to 20. For location, call 630-415-2053. Courage To Change Al-Anon Family Group, 1 p.m. Wednesdays,
Community Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Prospect Ave. Room 8, Clarendon Hills. Postpartum Depression Support Group, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $15. To register, call the Health Advisor, 800-323-8622, www. advocatehealth.com. Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. every last Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville. For information, call 800272-3900. Spouse Loss Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sunrise Assisted Living, 960 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call Inger Erickson at 708234-2850 for more information. Divorce Care Support Group, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Brook Community Church, 3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. For information, call 630-986-3010. Families Anonymous Support Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Day Center/Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, 740 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite 104, Room C, Westmont. For people affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs. For information, call 630-856-7701. 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. Overeaters Anonymous, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Overeaters Anonymous meets on Thursdays. Times are noon and 7:30 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. newcomers meeting. A freewill offering is taken. For information, call Susan at 630841-6517 and visit oa.org. Women Connected from the Start Support Group, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Support group for women regarding the physical changes and emotional transitions associated with new and continuing treatment. Call Cece Cornell, 630-654-5111, ccornell@ wellnesshouse.org. www.wellnesshouse.org. Pills Anonymous, Classroom T, 119 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Support group for people who may be dependent on anti-anxiety or prescription pain medication. For information, call 630-656-7050.
WHERE: Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterield Road,
Downers Grove WHEN: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 25 COST & INFO: No cover; 630-512-0990, www.carluccirestaurant.com The award-winning cover band Hi Inidelity performs an unplugged homage to such artists as REO Speedwagon, Styx and Journey. Carlucci also offers live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, the day designated BYOV (Bring Your Own Vino) with no corkage fee. Guests can indulge in $3 and $5 appetizers between 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday in the bar with the purchase of a cocktail. On Thursday, May 30, the musical act will be Silver Screen, playing 1960s to ’80s pop from Elvis to Madonna and Neil Diamond.
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Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 COST & INFO: $50; 630-368-0314; www. wineandcanvas.com It’s time to reveal your inner artist, when Wine and Canvas comes to town. You’ll get the chance to paint your own piece of artwork with stepby-step guidance from a talented artist, while enjoying Maggiano’s fare. Canvas and art supplies are included, as well as hors d’oeuvres and wine. Bring your friends and create a personal visual statement inspired by Monet’s take on tulips.
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Western Springs WHEN: May 30 to June 9: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and Sundays, June 2 and 9; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2 COST & INFO: $18 and $20; 708-246-3380, www.theatrewesternsprings.com Theatre of Western Springs presents Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest,” directed by Edward Wavak of Hinsdale. Called ingenious, the murder mystery will keep the audience guessing. The damsel in distress, Laura, is played by Nicole Leatherwood of Darien (shown).
4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays through June 22 COST & INFO: Free; museum at 630-5393096; www.fotomuses.com The latest exhibit by the women’s photography group fotoMuses is “The Single Photograph.” “This collection of almost 60 pieces represents our ‘isolated little beauties,’ as [writer Joerg] Colberg describes in his article; these are favorite little gems,” says member Marita Blanken of Downers Grove, who curated the show.
RESTAURANT WEEK DEBUTS
WHERE: Burr Ridge WHEN: Now to May 26 COST & INFO: Varies; www.BurrRidge
Restaurants.com Making its tasty debut is Burr Ridge Restaurant Week, showing off the village’s 18 restaurants, ranging from budget-friendly eateries to trendy hot spots to a premier winery. Deals include free appetizers and desserts, prix-ixe menus, take-out specials and buy-one-get-one-free offers.“Burr Ridge has really added quite a few wonderful places to catch a quick bite or enjoy a night out,” says Becky Fleck, marketing and catering manager of Topaz Café and member of the town’s Restaurant Marketing Subcommittee.
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Davanti Enoteca pairs wine bar with fresh fare WESTERN SPRINGS – Wine and charm flow plentifully at Davanti Enoteca, newly opened in downtown Western Springs, just north of the tracks. The place was almost full on a recent Sunday evening, but we were directed to a comfortable high top next to a window in the bar. The design pays homage to the rustic wine bars of Europe, right down to plank floors and weeping mortar that appears to drip out between the bricks behind the bar and the stone on the walls, including a semi-private area off the main dining room. That space with an impressive vaulted brick ceiling loosely evokes the atmosphere of Old World subterranean wine cellars. Hanging over the granite-topped bar are three lamps with exposed filaments that at first remind you of oversized incandescent light bulbs, until you realize they are the giant glass wine jugs you’ll spot in 19th-century Italian paintings celebrating the fruit of the vine. Another wall is fancifully covered with the lids of wooden wine crates. The Italian word Enoteca refers to a wine bar or shop, and Davanti offers an expansive selection, complemented by a full bar. Our server explained the menu features small plates meant to be shared. So we both dug into a salad of roasted beets turned decadent with a garnish of creme fraiche, accented with a melt-in-your-mouth accompaniment of walnut butter. The server said a house specialty whose flavor changes daily is the ragu served with mascarpone polenta, a comfort food favorite. Neither of us had ever eaten polenta, which is made of cornmeal, but we’re glad we were adventurous. Friends recently had tried it with lamb ragu and raved.
Davanti Enoteca Where: 800 Hillgrove Ave., Suite 100, Western Springs Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Dress code: Casual Info: 708-783-1060, www.davantienoteca.com
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radish aioli. The menu also extends to a Davanti burger, Davanti Enoteca, a restaurant and wine bar, recently opened in downtown Western Springs. pastas and pizzas. The restaurant easily accommodates groups with several long tables that seat up to 10, making for an enjoyable night of communal sampling. The design elements are appealing, including playful visuals in a hallway whose walls are papered in recent Italian newspapers and accented with vintage movie posters for U.S. classics screening in Italy back in the day. Foodies will enjoy the Living up to its name, Davanti Enoteca serves an array of wines, culinary quotes that dot the menu, one of which seems to available by the glass, quartino or sum it all up: “One cannot Davanti Enoteca serves halibut on a bed of delectable vegetables. bottle. think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not eaten well.” That Sunday, we were in the mascarpone, a soft Ital“Flavorful and innovative,” for the pork. ian cheese more familiar to For added drama, a server us from its sweetened role in my dining companion said. The Mystery Diner is a For another visit, we’ll be newsroom employee at Subassembled it with a flourdesserts. tempted to try some of the ish at our table, creating a Our next dish was the urban Life Media. The dinpairings of gourmet cheesgenerous oval of polenta on night’s special of halibut er’s identity is not revealed es and salami varieties or a wooden board and then served atop a bed of vegetato the restaurant staff before the seared octopus served filling the center with the bles cooked to just the right or during the meal. Only with warm fingerling potato positive dining experienctender ragu, a nicely seaamount of tender. The fish salad, marcona almonds, soned stew. The polenta is was delicious with a crispy, es will result in published finnochiona and fresh horse- reviews. rich and creamy thanks to seasoned exterior. Suburban Life Media photos
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BLACKSMITH IN ACTION WHEN: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 25 and June 1 WHERE: Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago COST & INFO: All ages are invited to stop by the wagon shed to watch the blacksmith repair equipment and demonstrate the tools and techniques of the trade. The event is free, with no registration required. For information, call 630-876-5900 or visit dupageforest.org.
in time of need. Gallery hours Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. through June 9. For information, visit www. addisoncenterforthearts.com. Aidan O’Toole at Ballydoyle, 5 p.m., Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. Aidan O’Toole plays at Ballydoyle Irish Pub on Fridays. Ballydoyle’s is at 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-969-0600 or www.ballydoylepub.com. Summer Nights Classic Car Show, 6 to 9 p.m., Main Street, from Franklin Street to Maple Avenue, Downers Grove. It is the 21st season for the Summer Nights Classic Car Show in downtown Downers Grove on Friday nights. This free event will run through August 30 (there will be no show June 21). Each week there will be a Featured Car (must be 1980 and older); these cars will park on Curtiss Street. Enjoy live entertainment at the Main Street Train Station as well. Full schedule available at www.downtowndg.org
Johnny Rome, 8 to 12:05 a.m. Fridays, Scapa Italian Kitchen, 1 Walker Ave., Clarendon Hills. Johnny Rome, a Vegas style entertainer, performs Rat Pack classics and more. Reservations recommended. Call 630-323-7000. William Shatner Hosting Star Trek Screenings, Hollywood Cinemas, Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, 1001 W 75th St., Woodridge; Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S Rt 59, Naperville. The original Captain Kirk beams down to Hollywood
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“Oliver!” at Drury Lane, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performances are through June 2. The schedule is as follows: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. ($35), Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. ($35) and 8 p.m. ($45), Fridays at 8 p.m. ($49), Saturdays at 5 p.m. ($49) and 8:30 p.m. ($49) and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($49) and 6 p.m. ($45). Lunch and dinner theater packages range from $50 to $74 depending on the day of the week. Student group tickets start at $30, and seniors start at $32 for matinees and $47 for a matinee luncheon package. For reservations, call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630-530-0111, call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www. drurylane.com. “Seussical” the Musical at Drury Lane, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Runs through June 1. Tickets cost $12, with group pricing available. Performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday with a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. For information, visit www.drurylane oakbrook.com. Elmhurst College Art Department’s 45th Annual Spring Capstone Art Exhibition, Frick Center, Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. The Elmhurst College Art Department’s 45th annual Spring Capstone Art Exhibition runs through June 1 at Founders Lounge of the Frick Center and Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace in Elmhurst. The Frick Center is open daily; the Accelerator ArtSpace is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For information, visit www.elmhurst.edu or call 630-617-3390. First Ever Burr Ridge Restaurant Week, Burr Ridge Village Center, County Line Square, Burr Ridge. Began Friday, May 17, and continues through Sunday, May 26. Burr Ridge Restaurant Week information and special offers can be found at www.BurrRidgeRestaurants.com. Minerals in Food featuring the Rock Cafe, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst. The museum’s exhibit will show a sampling of the important minerals found in food and how they help the body function. The exhibit runs through June 2. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For information, call 630-833-1616 or visit www.lizzadromuseum.org. Art Exhibition: “Milagros: Little Miracles,” noon to 4 p.m., Addison Center for the Arts, 213 N. Lombard Road, Addison. Milagros are small metal figures used to thank Christian saints for fulfilling requests
Cinemas over Memorial Day weekend hosting “Star Trek IntoDarkness” and “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.” Shatner will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos with professional photographers on Friday, May 24: Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge from 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 25: Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville from 1 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, May 26: Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge from 1 to 7 p.m. Movie tickets are $8 per person. Autographs and photographs are $50 a piece; a professional photographer onsite. For show times, tickets and information, visit at www. atriptothemovies.com. “Early Illinois Folk Art 18251925” Exhibit, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. The DuPage County Historical Museum opens a new exhibit “Early Illinois Folk Art 18251925,” the largest changing exhibit the museum has ever presented, occupying three floors of displays. More than 100 different artifacts, from duck decoys to whirligigs, will be on view, including six original Sheldon Peck paintings. Peck, a well-known itinerant portrait artist of the 19th century, settled in the area now known as Lombard. On display through Sept.15. Museum hours are weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends noon to 4 p.m. For information, visit www. dupagemuseum.org. Summer Concerts at Cantigny, 3 p.m., Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Cantigny Park once again will host a series of free summer concerts. This season will feature 17 bands representing a wide variety of musical genres that will entertain guests of every age. Concerts are on Sunday afternoons, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and four Saturday shows especially for kids. Sunday and children’s concerts feature lawn seating and are complimentary with paid parking ($5 per car). Cantigny Park is open every day throughout the summer from 7 am to dusk. Parking fees are $5 per vehicle (or $2 after 5 p.m.). For information, visit www. cantigny.org.
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Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest at Theatre of Western Springs, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on May 30 and 31 and June 1, 6, 7 and 8 with a Sunday night performance at 7:30 p.m. on June 2. Matinee performances are at 2:30 on June 2, 8 and 9. For tickets, which cost $18 and $20, call the box office at 708-246-3380 or visit www.theatrewesternsprings.com.
FRIDAY, MAY 24 Glen Ellyn Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Glen Ellyn Farmers Market, between Hillside & Duane Streets, Glen Ellyn. Visit downtown Glen Ellyn to find produce, organic meats, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry and more. The market runs May 24 through October 25. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www.bensidounusa.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 25 Movie Matinee: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” 2 p.m., Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield. In honor of Older Americans Month, join the Brookfield Public Library for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
on Saturday, May 25. When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to ‘outsource’ their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. For information, visit www.brookfieldlibrary.info. Downtown Downers Grove Market, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Main Street Train Station South Parking Lot, off of Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. The Downtown Downers Grove Market is open Saturdays through Oct. 19. Over the past three years, the market has expanded to include more than sixty vendors. On a typical Saturday you’ll find vegetables, fruits, cheese, eggs, pork, beef and chicken, oils, herbs, honey, spices, dried cherries, salsas, pickles, peppers, olives and humus, breads, scones, cakes, cookies and pastries, natural soft drinks, coffees, teas and even dog treats. If you’re hungry, crepes, hot dogs, donuts, popcorn, cookies, scones, smoothies, lemonade and more for sale. For information, visit www.ymcachicago.org/indianboundary. Wheaton French Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Municipal Parking Lot #3, 200 S. Main St., Wheaton. French Market, featuring fresh produce, flowers, plants, cut flowers, local crafts, cheese, meat, jewelry and more. The market runs
through Nov. 9. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www. bensidounusa.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 26 Villa Park French Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Villa Park French Market, On Park Boulevard, West side of Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park. The Villa Park French Market offers a variety of items including fresh flowers, fresh produce, hand-made soaps, pottery and more. The market runs through Oct. 27. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www.bensidounusa.com.
MONDAY, MAY 27 Latino Arts and Craft Projects, 3 to 6 p.m., Color My World Children’s Art Studio, 118 West Bartlett Avenue, Suite 2, Bartlett. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Color My World Children’s Art Studio will be hosting Latino Arts and Crafts Projects every Monday afternoon in May. For kids ages 3 to 13. Cost is $5 per student for one hour and $10 for two hours. For reservations or information, call 224-208-5707 or visit www.colormyworldarts. com. Memorial Day Concert at Cantigny, 3 p.m., Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The Steve
Cooper Orchestra, playing big band hits, will perform starting at 3 p.m. For seating, bring blankets or lawn chairs. The concert is complimentary with $5 parking. Picnics are welcome, and Le Jardin and Bertie’s Café (in the Visitors Center) are available for pre-concert meals and snacks. Cantigny Park is open every day throughout the summer from 7 am to dusk. Parking fees are $5 per vehicle (or $2 after 5 p.m.). For information, visit www.cantigny.org. After Hours Film Society, 7:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove. The After Hours Film Society is a not-forprofit organization dedicated to providing the western suburbs with the widest variety of cinema. The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month, with the exception of December. Cost is $9 for nonmembers and $5 for members. For information, call 630-534-4528 or visit www. afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 28 2013 Family Concert Series, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Grove Street, West of Main Street, Downers Grove. You and your family can twist and shout at this fun concert
series this summer. Featuring free entertainment, and food and drink available for purchase. Concerts run May 21 through Aug. 13 on Tuesday evenings. For information, call 630-963-0575 or visit dgparks. org. Jazz Vocalist Petra van Nuis, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Salt Creek Wine Bar, 8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield. Check out renowned Jazz Vocalist and piano duo Petra van Nuis and Larry Harris. No cover charge. For information, call 708-387-2432 or visit www.saltcreekwinebar.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 30 Taste of Wheaton Festival, 4 to 9:30 p.m., downtown Wheaton. Featuring live music, carnival rides, special exhibits and more. The event runs from May 30 through June 1. For information, visit downtownwheaton.com. Free Multi-Chamber Event, 5 to 7 p.m., Memorial Park, 208 West Union Avenue, Wheaton. This free event that kicks off the Taste of Wheaton features a Food Booth by Arrowhead Restaurant & Bar, Craft Beer tasting in the Beer & Wine Garden, and Live Local Entertainment in the Band shell starting at 6 p.m. For information, call 630-668-6464 or visit www. wheatonchamber.com.
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Lemont’s Billy Hayes beats the throw to second in a game May 7 against Oak Forest.
Dramatic finish By SCOTT SCHMID firstname.lastname@example.org LEMONT – Showing a flair for the dramatic, Lemont baseball closed out the regular season in thrilling fashion Monday. Capping off a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, Matt Kaminski drove in the winning run as the Indians beat Joliet West 11-10. A two-run homer by Jake Latz had knotted up the score. Just three days earlier,
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Big number 786: Regular-season winning percentage for Lemont baseball which entered this week’s playoffs with a 22-6 record Lemont also scored four runs in its final at-bat to stun Oak
Park-River Forest 6-5. “We had a couple of losses early in the season, to Joliet Catholic and Oak Lawn, where we couldn’t get the big hit,” said Lemont coach Brian Storako. “Now we got the big hit. One thing this team never does is quit.” The Indians took a record of 22-6 into the playoffs in Storako’s first season at the helm. “It’s a good group of kids and they work their butts off,” the coach said. “It’s nev-
Indians rally big in final at-bats to cap regular season with 2 victories
er been, ‘Hey guys, we need to work harder.’ It’s been, ‘Keep doing what you are doing.’ No matter whether your team is talented or not talented, all you can ask for from the kids is to work hard.” And while the Indians have a crop of really talented players, led by LSU-recruits Latz and Mike Papierski, who was selected as the South Suburban Blue Player of the Year, it has been a total team effort. “It hasn’t been one or two
guys, that’s for sure,” Storako said. “We have had guys that have come up big all the way through the lineup. “A couple guys that come to mind, Kaminski is leading our team with a .447 average. And Mike Wisz, he is a good all-around athlete and he leads the team in RBIs with 39.” Hosting a Class 3A regional, Lemont was scheduled to open the playoffs Thursday against Lincoln-Way West with the regional final set for 11 a.m. Saturday.
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email@example.com BURBANK – If Tuesday is any indication, Rylie Jay might want to make Queen of Peace her new home field. Lemont’s sophomore shortstop had a career day at the plate during the Indians’ playoff opener, going 3-for-3 with three home runs and nine RBIs in the team’s 22-0 win over Noble Street Charter in a Class 3A regional semifinal in Burbank. Jay now has 10 round-trippers on the season to go along with 50 RBIs and a .591 batting average. “She has really come out and worked very hard,” said Lemont coach Chris Traina, “both in the offseason and during the season. She just wants to keep learning and getting better and better.” With the victory, Lem-
Lemont 22 Noble Street Charter 0 Winning pitcher: Lauren Young 3 IP Leading hitter: Rylie Jay 3-for-3, 3 HR, 9 RBIs
ont advances to the regional championship at 11 a.m. Saturday against either host Queen of Peace or Chicago Vocational. “It was nice to get that one and now we can focus on Saturday,” Traina said. “We are just taking it one game at a time.” Carly Jaworski started within the pitching circle and worked one inning before Lauren Young threw three innings in relief. On May 16, the Indians clinched the outright South Suburban Blue conference
title with a 1-0 victory over Oak Forest as Jaworski allowed just two hits in a complete-game effort. Jay and Rachel Hall each had two hits for Lemont, which finished in a tie for first-place with Oak Forest last spring. This time around, the team posted a 17-2 league mark. “Conference is definitely a goal that they had,” the coach said. Lemont wrapped up the regular season with a 22-6 record after beating Belleville East 3-2 Saturday and losing 6-4 to Montini on Monday. “The kids did a great job during the season,” Traina said, “and hopefully now, the team is focused on the next season which is the postseason. They keep wanting to Matthew Piechalak – firstname.lastname@example.org get better. I know I keep sayLemont’s Rylie Jay leads off third base during a game in April against ing that but that is what I’m TF North. seeing.”
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NEW LENOX – In practice Tuesday, Kim Jerantowski was finding her range on set pieces. So when an opportunity arose for a free kick early in Wednesday’s sectional semifinal against Joliet Catholic, the Lemont junior stepped forward without hesitation. Drilling a shot from 32-yards out into the upper-left corner of the net, Jerantowski’s goal with less than eight minutes gone in the match gave the Indians a lead they would never relinquish. They went on to win 3-1 . Lemont returns to Lincoln-Way West at 11 a.m. Saturday to take on Marian Catholic in the Class 2A sec-
free kick goal early in the first half against Joliet Catholic. Go to mysuburbanlife.com/video.
Match box Lemont 3 Joliet Catholic 1 Goals: Kim Jerantowski 2; Alek Mihailovic tional championship. “I really didn’t think it was a foul,” said Jerantowski, who earned the foul when she was taken down. “I thought I messed up my touch and she took it from me. But I got lucky with the call. “(Coach Rick) Prangen tells either Alek (Mihailovic) or me to take it and I decided to take it. I felt I could finish it off.” Soon after, Mihailovic took
a corner kick and bent the ball into the net with her left foot, giving the Indians a 2-0. Jerantowski added another goal off a direct kick early in the second half before Joliet Catholic got on the scoreboard with nine minutes remaining in the game. “In scouting them, we thought they might struggle on set pieces,” Prangen said. “The first set-piece goal was a good hit. The second one was a bit lucky though it was still a good ball. The third one, their goalie lined up behind the wall.” Despite the two-goal advantage, Prangen was not too pleased with his team’s effort. “I didn’t like the fact we gave up a goal,” he said. “That was a soft goal we gave up. And we did some uncharacteristic things. We had a lot of bad turnovers in the middle of the field. We have to be better if we want to progress
and go forward. “Every postseason, you are allowed one mediocre to poor game if you can get through it and hopefully this is ours.” On Saturday, Lemont will see an upstart Marian squad that is riding a wave of momentum. The Spartans (6-12-3) entered the postseason with just three victories but have run off three straight wins, including a 4-2 upset over No. 2-seed Lincoln-Way West in the regional final Saturday and a 1-0 decision over Tinley Park in the other sectional semi. “We know that it’s not going to be easy,” Jerantowski. “It won’t be handed to us. We have to come out ready to play every game. “Scoring early to set the tone would be big. We have to keep up on our defense and control the ball and we don’t want to give up counter-attacks on turnovers.”
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Sport: Disc golf High school: Lemont College: Illinois State University Major: Business marketing
National champion Colleen Thompson (middle) of Lemont poses with the other top-three finishers after the National Collegiate Championship in April. never heard of it and at the beginning, I was not very good at it. But my brother taught me how to throw and he drove me a lot to get excited about the sport. It’s something we
Lemont tennis captures sectional title, send 2 entries to state SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA JOLIET – The Lemont boys tennis team produced a memorable highlight Saturday, winning the Joliet West sectional title. The Indians scored 22 points, finishing just ahead of Joliet Catholic (20). “We’ve come so close so many years,” said Lemont coach Jon DeGuzman, “and I’m so proud to see this team finally win a sectional championship.” Additionally, the squad will be represented at the state meet by a singles player and a doubles team. Courtesy of a 7-6, 6-2 win over Joliet Catholic’s Jack Geissler, Nick Urban finished in third place in the singles competition. The sophomore, who improved to 22-4 on the spring, did not drop a game in his first two matches before losing 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to eventual champion Jack Carney of Joliet West. The senior doubles team of Alex Vasic and Jake Smagacz also qualified, placing third
State qualifiers Singles: Nick Urban Doubles: Jake Smagacz and Alex Vasic
after a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) win over Zach Seigfried and Nate Neal of Joliet Catholic. Vasic and Smagacz are 19-5 on the season. “It was a long, challenging tournament,” the coach said, “with rain delays, long matches and close calls. We needed every point and every win from all our players, including second singles player Nathaniel Burner, and our second doubles team Joe Ziebell and Ray Cepele. Though they did not qualify, their wins helped the team earn the top finish. “I’m excited to see Nick Urban’s and Alex Vasic’s return to the state tournament and I’m extremely happy to see Jake Smagacz make his first appearance at state his senior year.”
could bond with too and we could play the sport together.” As her skills improved, Thompson joined the Professional Disc Golf Association and after starting tournament
play three years ago, took part in nearly 20 tournaments in 2012. This year, as a junior at Illinois State University, she not only competed for the first time at the National Collegiate Championship in early April but she emerged victorious. She shot a 6-under par opening round and cruised to a nine-stroke margin over the rest of the field. “It was crazy,” said Thompson, who drove 12-1/2 hours to get to the event in South Carolina. “I started incredibly well in the first round and starting off like that was a great feeling.
Stanwyck’s 5th-place pole vault tops Indians at sectionals BOYS TRACK Lemont competed in Friday’s Downers Grove North sectional but did not have any qualifiers for this weekend’s Class 3A state meet. Justin Stanwyck topped the Indians with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault after clearing 13 feet, 3 inches. Paul Rachwalski was eighth in that event. Edward Kostrubala added a sixth-place finish in the discus with Nate Palermo coming in 13th. Palermo was also 17th in the shot put. In the running events, Eric Whatley finished 11th in the 200-meter dash, Scott Matulik was 12th in the 1,600, Connor Koehler placed 18th in the 400 and Evan Ganzar was 19th in the 800 The 4x800-meter relay team of Scott Franklin, Aaron Oldanie, Scott Matulik and Evan Ganzer placed 10th. The 4x100 quartet of Keshon Steele, Matt Dunne, Shawn McPartland and Mike Petruzzi came in 11th as did the 4x200 grouping of Steele, Sebastian Bialas, P.J. Tounas and McPartland.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL Lemont won its playoff opener Tuesday, defeating Plainfield North 25-18, 25-23 in a Bolingbrook regional semifinal.
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HINSDALE – Following in her brother Mike’s footsteps, Colleen Thompson decided to give disc golf a shot seven years ago. The Lemont native hasn’t wanted to stop playing since. “I’ve always been pretty competitive with him,” Thompson said. “If he played a sport, I would usually too. He introduced me to the sport and I picked it up and loved it. And now I’ve been playing competitively for the last four years.” Thompson was involved in a variety of sports growing up, from basketball and volleyball in middle school to swimming at Lemont High School; but this one offered something new. “I’ve always played sports,” she said. “This was something different. I had
“It was the biggest turnout for the women they’ve had at this event. It was awesome.” Thompson, who plays year round, got invited to be a part of Team Illinois for the open women’s division in an event in Wisconsin over Memorial Day weekend. She will also take part in the World Championships in Crown Point, Ind., on Aug. 3 to 10, competing in the professional division with the chance to take home money. In the meantime, Thompson, who carries between 15 to 20 discs in her bag per round, will continue to try to perfect her craft. “I’m continuing to learn specific shots, like the flipover shot and the fade shot,” she said. “When I come up to each hole, I want to be able to throw the specific shots no matter what the hole looks like.”
Disc golf leads Thompson to national title
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s, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1001259. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I531259 May 17, 24, 31, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DANIEL RISLEY SR. A/K/A DANIEL R. RISLEY SR. A/K/A DANIEL RISLEY, JACQUELINE RISLEY, FIRSTSECURE BANK AND TRUST CO. F/K/A FAMILY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE U/T/A DATED JULY 9, 2002 A/K/A TRUST NO. 7-615, ATHEN KNOLLS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF FIRSTSECURE BANK AND TRUST CO. F/K/A FAMILY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY U/T/A DATED JULY 9, 2002 A/K/A TRUST NO. 7-615, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 010194 428 JANE COURT LEMONT, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 16, 2013, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 20, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 428 JANE COURT, LEMONT, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-33-206003.
The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the d th le l f nt
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gag pay assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-04010. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-04010 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 010194 TJSC#: 33-12162 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I534315 May 24, 31, June 7, 2013
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN ROY; CHERYL A. ROY A/K/A CHERYL ROY; STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NORMAN ROY, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHERYL A. ROY, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 40916 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on January 29, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 22-33-202-022-0000. Commonly known as 14755 West 131st Street, Lemont, IL 60439. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
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quiring pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, ChicaIL 60606, (312) 541-9710
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Page 26 • LEM • Reporter/Met - Friday, May 24, 2013 go, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 122725. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 12-2725 Attorney Code. Case Number: 12 CH 029792 TJSC#: 33-4653 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I533685 May 24, 31, June 7, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2007-5, MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-5 Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD B. SHERWIN, KAREN L. SHERWIN, RBS CITIZENS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, F/K/A ST. PAUL FEDERAL, A DIVISION OF CHARTER
FEDERAL, A DIVISION OF CHARTER ONE BANK F.S.B., UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 12 CH 40282 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on March 15, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 22-32-200-032-0000. Commonly known as 15519 129TH St Lemont, IL 60439. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Mr. David C. Kluever at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077
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Reporter/Met • mysuburbanlife.com • Friday, May 24, 2013 • LEM
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GOOD AS GOLD
CHICAGOLAND’S HIGHEST BUYER
GOLD • SILVER • PLATINUM • JEWELRY • COINS • DIAMONDS WATCHES – NO ONE PAYS YOU MORE CASH! Nationally renowned experts will personally meet with you to ensure you receive the highest prices.
CASH FOR SILVER
CASH FOR GOLD 10K – 14K – 18K – 22K – 24K BUYING NEW USED OR BROKEN • CHAINS • BRACELETS • RINGS • WATCH CASES • CHARMS • WEDDING BANDS • COINS • GOLD TEETH
Numismatist GIA Graduate Gemologist
Numismatist Professional Appraiser
STERLING TEA SETS
CASH FOR SILVER COINS
WE PAY MORE THAN
We pay more for Rare Dates & Complete Collections
Hotel Buyers, Coin Dealers, Jewelry Stores, Antique Dealers, Pawn Shops Memberships: International Watch & Jewelry Guild, American Numismatic Association, Polygon Jewelry Network, Rapnet Diamond Network, Industry Council for Tangible Assets, Professional Coin Grading Service, Numismatic Guarantee Corporation
CASH FOR CURRENCY
“We will pay you at least $22 per Silver Dollar”
CASH FOR OTHER COINS
CASH FOR GOLD COINS
• Large Notes
All U.S. Gold Coins $1-$2½-$3-$4-$5-$10-$20 All Foreign Gold Coins All Gold Bullion Coins
• Small Notes • Confederate Currency • Fractional Currency
and Proof Sets
CASH FOR ROLEX & LUXURY WATCHES
BUYING LUXURY HANDBAGS
ROLEX All Models
Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and more
CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS
Bayonets, helmets, daggers, uniforms and more
FRANKLIN MINT SETS
Breitling Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso
Don’t see your watch listed? We still want it, bring it in for top cash offer. No one pays more for fine watches & pocket watches.
CASH FOR DIAMONDS
CASH FOR JEWELRY
All Shapes & Sizes Up To 30 Carats
Modern • Antique • Designer
“WE BUY ALL DIAMONDS EVEN OLD EUROPEAN & MINE CUT DIAMONDS”
“WE LOVE ANTIQUE PLATINUM JEWELRY” We pay huge premiums for Tiffany • Winston • Cartier • Bvlgari
16 W. Ogden Avenue, Westmont (1 block west of Cass Avenue Conveniently located between I-294 & I-355)