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LEMONT – The Lemont Quarrymen took on the Rockford Forrest Cities in a game of vintage “base ball” on the afternoon of July 20 in Covington Park, 127th Street and Covington Drive,

Lemont. Club sponsor the Lemont Historical Society coached the spectators, called “cranks” or “bugs,” in appropriate cheers for an 1850s-era base ball game. Old-time base ball isn’t complete without player

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Vintage ‘base ball’ team goes back to game’s roots nicknames, such as “Butter Biscuits,” “Sir Loiner” and “Gigs Boone.” The last Quarrymen home game of the season will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Covington Park. Admission is free, and hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack will be available.

FAR RIGHT: Rich “Sauce Nose” Kurek of New Lenox makes a barehanded catch for the Lemont Quarrymen in an 1858 vintage base ball game against Rockford Forrest Cities on Saturday at Covington Park in Lemont. RIGHT: Mike “The Cure” Ciurej of Lockport is safe at third base for the Lemont Quarrymen. BELOW: Kurek of New Lenox makes contact while at bat for the Lemont Quarrymen. Photos by Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media


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By DAN FARNHAM LEMONT – Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A may be removed from the Illinois State Board of Education’s “financial difficulty” list a year earlier than expected. During the July 17 Board of Education’s meeting, President Cindy Kelly said she was pleasantly surprised to hear the news during a phone conversation between district officials and Deb Vespa, division administrator of school business services for the state board. According to Kelly, Vespa said if the district’s audit for fiscal year 2013 is favorable, she and her supervisor may recommend decertification from the list. “This is good news for us because last time we had spoken, she had indicated that they wouldn’t consider it until fiscal year 2014,” she said. Kelly stressed during the meeting she does not have written confirmation the state board will decertify D-113A. Fiscal year 2013 ended in June. The next step is for the district to submit its Annual Financial Report to the state board by Oct. 15. After evaluating the report, the state board will determine whether to remove the district from the financial difficulty list. According to Kelly, Vespa also said that starting now, district administrators will have more freedom to make their

own personnel decisions, as long as they remain within the state board’s financial guidelines. Because it is on the financial difficulty list, the district must submit all personnel changes to the state board for approval. The district was placed on the financial difficulty list in 2009, requiring it to submit details about its financial plans to the state board. D-113A board member Al Malley, who is head of the district’s finance committee, said the board had to make some difficult cuts to save enough money to strengthen its financial status. “The story’s pretty well known. We cut to the bone,” he said. Being removed from the list would be an accomplishment for the district, Kelly said. “We would have control of our district back and there is no longer a threat of a financial oversight panel looming over us,” she said. Superintendent Susan Birkenmaier said the district is confident its five-year strategic plan will allow administration to maintain financial stability. Malley said the district needs to be pragmatic with its finances to avoid being placed on the financial difficulty list again in the future. “We have to be careful how we spend our money and make sure the decisions we make today don’t hurt us down the road,” he said.

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Lemont expanding TIF district along Route 83 By DAN FARNHAM

LEMONT – Since signing with her first talent agency at age 7, Juliana Tomecki of Lemont has been in five plays, two films and one music video. At age 9, she is performing as part of the children’s ensemble in “Whistle Down the Juliana Wind,” a muTomecki sical that opens Friday, July 26, at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Juliana has been singing and dancing for as long as she can remember. “When I was a little girl, I loved to sing and watch movies,” she said. She won a contract with her first agency by performing Demi Lovato’s “This is Me” at a talent competition. Her first acting role was playing a popular girl in “Life During School Times.”

About Juliana Tomecki School: Fourth grader at River Valley School Hobbies: Gymnastics, volleyball, ice skating, drawing, painting Favorite performer: Selena Gomez Aspirations: Continue doing theater and possibly go to law school

If you go What: “Whistle Down the Wind” When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, July 28 to Aug. 10 Where: Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero Tickets: $18, $16 for seniors Information: 708-656-1800,

Other stage roles include playing a kidnapped child in “Dracula: The Musical” and a blind girl in “The Miracle Worker.” To practice for her “Miracle Worker” role, she said she


would walk around the house with her eyes closed or looking at the ceiling. Juliana’s film work has included roles in short films, such as being part of a rich girl entourage in a movie called “The Hardknock Life.” Although the experiences are different, she said she likes film and theater equally. Juliana also has been involved with Allegro Music and Dance Academy in Lemont. Recently, she was part of a dance competition team that performed for a music video called “10,000 Angels” by singer-songwriter Matt Ryde. Her mother, Margaret, proudly has watched Juliana throughout her fledgling performance career. “I support her,” Margaret said. “I really enjoy going to watch her perform.” Juliana has enjoyed her time in “Whistle Down the Wind.” “I like that the play is very different than a lot of other plays,” she said. “It’s very creative.” Juliana said she wants to keep acting for the rest of her life. “I like to use my imagination and walk in someone else’s shoes,” she said.

LEMONT – The Lemont Village Board voted unanimously to expand its Gateway tax increment finance district during its meeting Monday night. According to village documents, the TIF district is along Route 83, south of the I & M Canal. The added area is west of Route 83, between Archer Bell Avenue and Main Street. The Gateway TIF district was created in 2009 to “spur economic growth in area that has inadequate utilities, deleterious land use and deteriorating infrastructure,” according to the village website. Village administrator George Schafer said the district met the definition of a blighted area at the time it was formed because of its dilapidated buildings, vacant property and lack of utilities. The village is in the process of marketing the land in the district for commercial developers, he said. Once the property is bought, the village would be able to use money from the tax increments to fund improvements in the area. “We’ve cleared two of the properties the village has acquired through the TIF and plan to demolish a couple

What is a TIF district? A tax increment finance district is an area of property where the local government uses tax revenue generated within the area to pay for district improvements. For instance, the downtown TIF district in Lemont paid for road construction on Main, Canal and Stephen streets.

more,” Schafer said. The added parcels of land have been annexed into the village of Lemont since the TIF district was formed. “These properties, if they were in the village at the time (the Gateway TIF district) was originally adopted, would have been included,” Schafer said. Acquiring the land has been an investment on the village’s part, but Schafer said it should make the properties more attractive to potential developers. “As part of the property acquisition, one of the major positives is we are able to assemble the properties,” he said, meaning a buyer will not have to work with multiple land owners. Schafer said the village is in negotiations to acquire another parcel of land that recently was annexed and added to the TIF district.

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Emerald ash borer threatens local trees Village of Lemont Public Works Crew Chief Bill Peters said homeowners trying to treat ash trees on their properties will need to spray insecticide at the base of the tree once a year. The best results are with younger trees because they absorb the chemicals quickly. There also are professionals that can be hired to treat trees. late,” Peters said. There are about 2,500 ash trees on record planted on village property. The village removes trees once they are 50

percent dead. Village Administrator George Schafer said the village has allocated funds in its general maintenance account for tree removal and estimates the 50 trees removed this year will cost about $15,000. The Village Board will determine further plans as the infestation worsens, he said. There is an ordinance allowing the village to force removal of diseased trees on private property, but Schafer said the village has not exercised that right and does not foresee it needing to do so. Although the length of time an infested tree can survive

varies, Peters said he estimates most of the ash trees will be gone in four to five years. “It’s sad to see the trees go,” he said. The emerald ash borer first was discovered in Lemont in November 2011 in the 500 block of Sixth Street. The village decided against treating the trees because it would be costly, require yearly treatment and may be ineffective, Schafer said.

LEMONT – William Nixon, Cain Woodrum and a juvenile male, all of Homer Glen, have been charged with numerous counts of burglary to motor vehicle and possession of stolen

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LEMONT – The village of Lemont is in the midst of addressing an emerald ash borer infestation that likely will kill most of the village’s ash trees within five years. Bill Peters, a crew chief with the Public Works Department, said the village removed 30 dying trees last year and estimates 50 will need to be removed this year. That number is expected to grow year over year until the vast majority of ash trees have become infected and been removed. “It’s definitely going to esca-

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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.

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• Mary Ann Gines, 35, of the 800 block of Singer Avenue, Lemont, was charged with

driving under the influence of drugs and improper parking on a roadway after a traffic stop at 9:51 p.m. July 18 at Logan Street and Singer Avenue. • Carlos Melendez, 30, of the 3700 block of Honore Street, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop at 10:59 p.m. July 19 at McCarthy and Walker roads.

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Man charged with assault Cody Loden-Chambers, 22, of the 16700 block of 135th Street, Lemont, was charged with assault after an incident at 11:04 p.m. July 21 in the 1100 block of State Street.

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LEMONT – A Lemont Bromberek School District 113A committee formed to determine the future of the closed Central School is seeking community members to join. The committee hopes to add one person with a background in real estate. School board member Patrick Kerrigan discussed the committee's first meeting at the board's July 17 meeting. The committee determined that repairs to prepare the school to reopen or be leased would cost $150,000. If the school remains closed, the district still will need to repair the roof.

The district's next step will be to put out a notice to determine community interest in leasing the school. If the building is leased to a private school or business office, the property would need to be rezoned. The next committee meeting will be Sept. 12. To inquire about joining the committee, email Kerrigan at pkerrigan@


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Recreational opportunities exist for kids, adults, teens Tri County SRA provides recreational opportunities for children, teens and adults with special needs and abilities by offering a full range of programs, including Special Olympics, adaptive sports, dances, special events, day camps, social clubs and more. Tri County SRA is a cooperative extension of the village of Romeoville, Lockport Township Park District and the Lemont Park District. COMMUNITY Our popular day camp VOICE program went on location July 12 with Brookfield Karen Zoo at Willow Walk Park Gestautas in Lockport. Sixty campers from Tri County SRA and Lockport Park District camps were split into groups and alternated going to four stations (making and decorating a pair of binoculars, decorating a finger puppet, planting flowers and learning about four animals – guinea pig, snake, owl and turtle) handled by Brookfield Zoo staff members. Thanks to state Rep. Emily McAsey and Brookfield Zoo for planning the event. Later that evening, we hosted our Hawaiian luau dance at the Romeoville Recreation Center. A total of 240 participants from seven neighboring agencies made it a night to remember with music, dancing and dinner. On July 14, the ITRS Softball Tournament was at Volunteer Park in Romeoville. Eleven teams competed. Tri County’s team was able to overtake Lily Cache SRA’s team 9 to 0. Even though a valiant comeback was in the making, we fell short against Northern Suburban SRA’s team with a score of 6 to 5. Our team won second place overall. We are proud to announce the achievements of our Special Olympic golfers. The Area 1 Golf Tournament was July 15 at the Chicago Heights Park District course. David and Gus DeGuilio took the gold medal, Laura and Karen Bolf took the silver medal, Isaac and Gary Ziebell took the bronze medal and the teams of Tim Bodner and Linda Schroeder and Eric Kueltzo and Todd Bean took fourth place. Coming soon are the All Star Sports Camp, July 22 to 26, at College View Park; Safety Village Camp, July 31 to Aug. 2, at Lemont Safety Village; District Softball on Aug. 4 at Inwood Sports Complex in Joliet; Fun in the Sun Swim Camp on Aug. 5 to 9 and Area Bowling at T&C Lanes Orland Bowl in Orland Park. For information, call our office at 815-407-1819 or visit the website at

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The Lemont Heritage Fest, which was July 13, saw an increase in attendance this year. Village representatives credit the fest’s, later start time for the spike, saying the new hours allowed families to come to the event without worrying about conflicts earlier in the day. Relay for Life of Lemont Homer Glen raised $40,859.70 to combat cancer during its July 12 event at the Lemont High School Sports Complex. Eighteen teams and 148 people participated.

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8SOUND OFF A family community I am responding to the “Bugged by baby buggies” Sound Off post. We live in La Grange because this is a family community with activities for families. I attended the craft fair this past weekend and, yes, I did bring my stroller to tote my toddler around in. My stroller is necessary to keep my son comfortable and safe. It doesn’t take up any more room than an extra person would or a wheelchair. My suggestion is if you are bothered by the congestion that festivals and fairs bring, stay away from events and areas where small children might be, or just stay home.

Thank you and a suggestion I’d like to thank the people of Glen Ellyn for the wonderful fireworks display. But I also would like to ask if next year the lights could be turned back on at the end of the fireworks display so that people could get down safer from the bleachers.

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DuPage County has seen 15 suspected heroin overdose deaths so far this month, coroner Richard Jorgensen said. If confirmed, the number would be a record for the county for a single month. With 18 confirmed heroin deaths so far this year, DuPage County is on track to surpass last year’s record-setting 38 heroin deaths. “We’ve been having this problem for a long time, but last month was a marked increase in suspected drug deaths,” Jorgensen said. “We’re way outside anything we’ve seen in the past.” The 15 deaths from July are awaiting toxicology reports. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin called the recent upswing in heroin use a “public health crisis.” He said that heroin today isn’t the same as the drug found a few decades ago, and the demographics for those who use it have changed, as well. “What we’re dealing with is a drug that is more powerful than anything we’ve dealt with before,” Berlin said. “Heroin today is 10 times stronger than what it was in ’60s or ’70s. And the fact that people can snort it or smoke it instead of inject it makes it more attractive to young adults.” Users of heroin in the county increasingly fall between the ages of 16 and 24, said Kathleen Burke, CEO of the Robert Crown Center. “The perception is that heroin is a drug from the old days that nobody messed with,” she said. “But with the low cost, rising access and the rising use of pain pills as a gateway has made it more prominent.” Those who have died so far have come from a range of backgrounds and areas, Jorgensen said, although Burke said the recent deaths include more youth than ever before. Rates of middle and high schoolers using heroin have increased, she said. That rise,

she believes, also is caused by social pressure. Pressure, she said, that some choose to alleviate with $10 bags of heroin. “The research we did initially indicated there were some potentially underlying mental health issues that kids are not being diagnosed with,” she said. “It’s not necessarily people experimenting with other drugs. Instead, it’s people who are trying to normalize, feel like they think everybody else feels.” Tom Stamas, vice president and clinical director of substance abuse treatment center Serenity House, said now, half of his clients are addicted to heroin. That number drastically has increased from an estimated 15 percent a decade ago. “In the past, you’d say there were more risk factors, but we’ve seen so many children coming from well-adjusted families that I don’t know if that’s the case anymore,” Stamas said. “We have seen many individuals who come from good families who don’t have mental health issues, and yet they’re coming to us.” Stamas said addiction is more complicated than personal weakness. “Just know that help is out there, and that’s why treatment centers are out there – to help people,” he said. “Today, there is a stigma of treatment where people try to keep things secret.” Burke said education is the only prevention of heroin use. The Robert Crown Center is attempting to change the dialogue with young adults about heroin use to focus on its dangers. Berlin, too, stressed the importance of supporting potential users and former addicts and saving the hard sentencing for those who distribute the drugs. “We cannot arrest and prosecute our way out of this problem. It’s too big,” he said. “You can arrest somebody for possession of heroin, we can send them to prison for a year, two years, and they’re going to get out in half the time, and they’re going to keep using.”


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Works from Timberline Knolls showcased By DAN FARNHAM LEMONT – For the third year, patients at the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in Lemont are sharing their artwork in a show at the Lemont Center for the Arts, 1243 State St. The exhibit, “Honesty 2013,” is on display through Aug. 25. Timberline Knolls treats women dealing with eating disorders, substance abuse and

If you go What: “Honesty 2013” When: 12 to 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 25 Where: Lemont Center for the Arts, 1243 State St. Information:

addiction and mood disorders. Melissa Rocchi, art thera-

pist and director of clinical operations at Timberline Knolls, said art can be a valuable part of the recovery process, covering topics such as addiction, recovery, trauma and hope. “It is a way for them to express things that are really hard for them to say out loud or they don’t even have words for,” she said. Rocchi said displaying the artwork is a way to empower women and educate the community.

“It’s a way to reach out into the community,” she said. “It really reduces the shame.” The collaboration between Timberline Knolls and the Lemont Center for the Arts was set up by Randy Vick, a former center commissioner. Vick is an art therapist and taught some of the Timberline Knolls staff members at the Art Institute of Chicago. When the center was looking for exhibits, he suggested the art therapy program at Timberline

Knolls. “It’s one more way that we involve artists from the community at the center and that is our mission,” he said. Rocchi said people will be impressed by the quality of the artwork, but she hopes they get more out of the show than that. “We have some amazing and talented artists,” she said. “But I think that takes a back seat to the actual content of what’s displayed.”

DuPage County tourism revenue reaches all-time high By NATHAN LURZ Newly released figures indicate tourism revenue in DuPage County is at an alltime high. Visitors to the county contributed $2.25 billion to the state’s economy in 2012, a 4.8 percent increase compared

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of Development Beth Marchetti said. “People are now wiling to travel, spend money and hotel occupancy goes up.” While the county can’t track the number of visitors exactly, she said, evaluating revenues from hotels and other sources can indicate how the county and state is faring. Visitors spend money on

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By NATHAN LURZ Nonprofit DuPage United has announced plans to spearhead an organization called DuPage Connect that will serve manufacturing companies with positions for willing job-seekers. DuPage Connect will bring together manufacturers, nonprofits and other agencies to form an advisory board that will identify, recruit, train and hire employees in the manufacturing sector. DuPage United brings religious and civic institutions together to identify community issues such as government waste and to facilitate services such as English as a Second Language classes. Recently, the organization decided to shift its focus toward jobs, specifically those in advanced manufacturing. Despite large numbers of job seekers across the county, DuPage United discovered area manufacturers are unable to find qualified employees to the extent that they have turned down new business and growth. “Typically, we have a lot of services that are structured to service our population, but sometimes they don’t mesh well or they get so antiquated that they don’t meet the current needs,” DuPage United’s Workforce Development Director Tom Wendorf said. Connecting the unem ployed and underemployed with jobs and services is key to economic growth in the county, Wendorf said. But there are road blocks to making the connection, including public perception and lack of training support or unawareness of existing services. “When I first heard about manufacturing jobs, I did not think my kids or grandkids should take those jobs,” said Tasneem Qadeer, a representative from the Islamic Cen-

ter of Naperville, at a meeting July 16 at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. “It turns out I was not the only one.” Wendorf said manufacturing has a “perception and image” problem. Many see the industry as difficult, dirty and repetitive work, despite recent technological advancements that bring more nuance to the jobs. Those who look past the perception often aren’t aware of available resources or can’t take advantage of them, Wendorf said. workNet DuPage, a state and county organization, offers development opportunities to potential workers, including vouchers for job training. Institutions such as the College of DuPage also offer courses in these fields, but COD Executive Vice President Joe Collins said filling the seats in those classes has been a challenge for decades. The college has done its own outreach, but he thinks more resources could help. “Very often, we hear from people that ‘I can’t afford to take a year off or two years from my job because I have to pay my bills. I can’t go to school,’” he said. “If we had people that would support the students while they were going to school, that would be huge.” DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin also spoke at the July 16 meeting, saying he had met with DuPage United and is ready to support its efforts. “I’m in. I’m on board. You can count on me,” he said, to resounding applause. Wendorf said Cronin had pledged he would work with the County Board to help DuPage Connect become better established. Cronin said the county recently had received a $350,000 grant from the state for job training. Wendorf hopes to see the county become the first sponsor of the organization, which he anticipates will be fully formed by the start of next year, with the help of local funding.


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If you go What: DuPage County Fair When: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday Where: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton Cost: $10 general admission Information: www.dupagecountyfair. org or 630-668-6636

Schedule highlights Thursday • 7 p.m. – Odyssey, a band of three musicians who play 30 instruments, performs. • 9 p.m. – Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm play country rock music Friday • Official Blackhawks celebration day • 6:30 p.m. – Spirits of DuPage Saturday • 1 to 5 p.m. – Country Fun Games • 7:30 p.m. – Rock band AVM • 9 p.m. – Pink Floyd cover band Comfortably Floyd plays with accompanying light show Sunday • 2 and 7 p.m. – Demolition Derby

New events Spirits of DuPage: A beer and wine-tasting fundraiser. For $40, attendees can try beers and wines, sample appetizers and enjoy a performance from the Deb Welch Band. Country Fun Games: Visitors can compete in events, including the hay bale toss, watermelon and pie-eating contests and husband calling. Dog adoption: Dog Patch Pet and Feed of Naperville is sponsoring the third annual dog adoption event. Potential adoptive owners are advised to contact the participating shelters to review adoption procedures and applications and to see the adoptees on

Ticket prices Adults – $10 Children 3 to 12 – $4 Children younger than 3, military personnel with military ID – Free Seniors (age 60 and older) – Free today before 3 p.m. Season pass (admission to all five days) – $30

Projected traffic delays • North County Farm Road between West Roosevelt and Geneva roads • Manchester Road between North County Farm Road and North Gables Boulevard • Surrounding neighborhood side streets in the vicinity of the DuPage County Fairgrounds

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Fair patrons crowd the walkway last year at the DuPage County Fair.

DuPage County Fair returns By NATHAN LURZ WHEATON – Food, fun, car crashes, animals and classic rock are among the attractions awaiting those who attend this year’s DuPage County Fair through Sunday.

The fair opens each day at 8 a.m. and lasts until 10 p.m., with games and events throughout. Cindy Naberhaus, one of the directors for the fair, said that if the weather cooperates, the event hopes to attract more than 100,000 people over five days.

“I think it’s popular because we’re a county fair and people in this area love to go to festivals,” Naberhaus said. “All our events help take kids and families back to the country and back to family.” For information, visit www

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BULLETIN BOARD BURR RIDGE Alcoholic Anonymous, 12:30 a.m. to noon Friday, First United Church of Burr Ridge, 15W100 Plainfield Road., Burr Ridge.

CLARENDON HILLS Free Screening of “Moonstruck,” 1:30 p.m. Monday, Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 North Prospect Avenue, Clarendon Hills. For information, call 630-323-8188 or visit www.clarendonhillslibrary. org. GriefShare Support Group, 7 p.m. Monday, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. For information, visit Courage To Change Al-Anon Family Group, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Prospect Ave. Room 8, Clarendon Hills.

DARIEN Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 725 75th St., Darien. For information, call 630-972-9074. State Wars Nine Hockey Championships, Wednesday through Aug. 11, Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. State Wars Nine, the major roller hockey event of the year, will at the Darien Sportsplex on July 31 through August 11. Teams compete from U.S. states and Canadian provinces for the United States Roller Hockey Championship. Spectators are welcome, and there is no admission fee. For a complete schedule and more information about the tournament, visit www.state Sales Professionals of Illinois Inc., 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Pancake Delight House, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Darien. For

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DOWNERS GROVE Grove Masonic Lodge 824, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Downers Grove Masonic Lodge, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-968-0167 or visit www. Open Game Night, 7 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. Friday, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-963-0640, visit or Reformers Unanimous Addiction program, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Marquette Manor Baptist Church, 333 75th St., Downers Grove. Call Joel Dedic, 630-8006540. Paint and Play, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers will guide you through a painting from beginning to end. All materials, snacks and beverages provided for $20 per person, no credit cards. To make a reservation or for information, call 630-6630399 or visit Soul Priority, 7 to 7:50 a.m. Friday, Caribou Coffee, 5100 Main St., Downers Grove. Integrating faith’s best practices in the workplace. For information, call 630-963-4122, visit or email Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption at Happy Dog Bakery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Happy Dog Barkery, 5118 Main St., Downers Grove. Volunteers from Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption will answer questions about their rescue, explain how their adoption process works and volunteer opportunities with the group. For information, visit www.

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LEM • Friday, July 26, 2013 • • Reporter/Met

• Air Force Airman 1st Class Noor Elhrisse of Lemont graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. • Air Force Airman Mark Fedyn of Lemont graduated from basic military training at Joint Base




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Pollution Variance Notice On July 15, 2013, PDV MIDWEST REFINING, L.L.C and CITGO PETROLEUM CORPORATION (Petitioners) iled with the Illinois Pollution Control Board (Board) a petition for variance under Title IX of the Environmental Protection Act (Act) for its Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station. he facility is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, at River Mile 506.5, approximately 3 miles north of Cordova, Illinois (Rock Island County) and 7 miles southwest of Clinton, Iowa. Variances may be granted pursuant to Section 35 of the Act (415 ILCS 5/35) and 35 Ill. Adm. Code Part 104 of the Board’s procedural rules. Petitioner requests relief from the thermal water quality standards and mixing zone requirements otherwise applicable in the Mississippi River. (35 Ill. Adm. Code 303.331 and 302.102.) he requested relief would authorize the discharge of heated cooling water from Petitioner’s Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station as provided for in Section 316(a) of the federal Clean Water Act. (33 U.S.C. 1326). Any person may request a hearing by iling with the Board a written objection to the grant of the variance, together with a written request for a hearing, within 21 days ater the date of this notice. A copy of the variance petition and related exhibits is available from the Clerk of the Board, Illinois Pollution Control Board, James R. hompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 11-500, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Illinois EPA is preparing a recommendation regarding this variance petition. he Illinois EPA is to ile its recommendation within 45 days ater the iling of the petition. he Illinois EPA seeks the views of persons who may be adversely afected by the variance. Address any comments to: Stefanie Diers, Assistant Counsel, Division of Legal Counsel, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Post Oice Box 19276, Springield, Illinois 62794-9276, telephone: 217/782-5544. A hearing may be held ater the iling of the Illinois EPA recommendation. he record of this proceeding remains open for written comment for 45 days ater iling of the Illinois EPA recommendation. Comments must be mailed to the Board at the above address for the Clerk of the Board. he record in this variance proceeding is available at the Board’s oice for inspection, except those portions that are protected from disclosure under 35 Ill. Adm. Code 130. Procedures are available whereby disclosure may be sought by the public.

AA/Alanon Couples Communication Group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrews Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove. For information, call Bruce/Sharon at 630-852-7142. Elder Caregiver Support Group, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove. For caregivers of elderly parents. Cost is $85 for a six-week session. To register or for information, call Shelly Zabielski at 630-357-2456 ext. 111. DBSA Depression / Bipolar Young Adult Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. For information, visit or email DBSA Depression / Bipolar Support Group, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $2 donation appreciated. For information, visit or email Take Off Pounds Sensibly Downers Grove, 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Mondays at 6:30pm. For information, call 630-964-2043. 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 information, call 630-2015544 or visit 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 information, call 630-968-7120 or email Pinochle Club, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Meets in room 307 on third floor. For information, call 630-649-2116. 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. Runners Grove Running Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Runners Grove, 5155 Main St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-493-0800.

HINSDALE Hinsdale Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-286-9541 or visit www. Pills Anonymous, 6 to 7 p.m. Mon-

day and Thursday, Pills Anonymous, Classroom T, 119 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. Support group for people who may be dependent on anti-anxiety and/ or prescription pain medication. For information, call 630-656-7050. AA Big Book Study, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-4303 or visit 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@ www

INDIAN HEAD PARK The Leisuretime Club, noon Thursday, Lyonsville Congregational Church, 6871 Joliet Road, Indian Head Park. All men of any bridge-playing experience welcome. For information, call Vern Kramer, 708-2468888, or Bob Terp, 708-784-0921.

LEMONT Lemont-Homer Glen Rotary, noon Tuesday, Ruffled Feathers, 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont. For information, call John at 630-257-9063.

OAK BROOK 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. Creative Art Journaling Classes, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays though Aug. 26, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Five-part class. Students of any level of artistic experience are welcome. Cost is $135 per person. Registration is required and can be made by calling Mayslake Peabody Estate at 630206-9566. “Reclamation” Art Exhibit Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Artists weave a tapestry of papers, photographs, found objects, fibers and other mixed media techniques to create a visual exploration of salvation. Exhibit opens with a free reception Tuesday. “Reclamation” will be on display through September 10. Divorce Care Support Group, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oak Brook

Community Churh, 3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. For information, call 630-986-3010.

WESTERN SPRINGS Tower Chorale, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Monday, Grand Center, 4211 Grand Ave., Western Springs. For information, call Tuesday Morning Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Presbyterian Church of Western Springs, Graham Charter Room, 5250 Wolf Road, Western Springs. For information, call 708-246-5220.

WESTMONT West Suburban Alano Club Open Speaker Meetings, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-4694. AA for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-4694. Families Anonymous Support Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Day Center/Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, 740 Pasquinelli Drive Suite 104 Room C, Westmont. For people adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs. For information, call 630-856-7701.

WILLOW SPRINGS 6th Annual Willow Springs Benefit Car Show, 2 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Willow Springs, Archer Avenue and Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs. For information, call 708-467-3700 or email info@

WILLOWBROOK Radiofest 2013, Thursday through Saturday, Willowbrook Inn, 7800 South Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. One of the largest gatherings of radio collectors in the U.S. Thursday features a large auction that includes, radios, advertising and vintage television and phonograph items. Boy & Girl Scouts in uniform may attend all activities free of charge except the banquet. For information and full schedule, visi or call 630-739-1060. Kiwanis Club of Willowbrook-Burr Ridge, noon Thursday, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For information, visit www.wbkiwanis. org.



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WHERE: Camp Kata Kani on Trout Farm Road off Boughton Road, Bolingbrook WHEN: Now to Aug. 9 COST & INFO: Varies; 630-629-5160, visit It’s not too late for boys and girls ages 5 to 15 to sign up for Camp Fire’s summer day camp. In addition to ield trips, archery, ishing and outdoor activities, campers are tending a garden to raise vegetables to donate to food pantries in Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Camp activities range from recreation to a Leadership Academy.

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BROTHERS GRIMM WHERE: Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook WHEN: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27 COST & INFO: $10; 630-206-9566, www. There’s nothing like hearing beloved stories passed down from generation to generation, and kids can hear four classic tales: “The Valiant Little Tailor,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Town Musicians of Bremen” and “Cinderella” at Mayslake Peabody Estate, featuring a portrayal of the Grimm brothers. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm will share the stories in a manner described as appropriate for children today. All ages are welcome to the Bookworm Adventures Children’s Series program.

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WHERE: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainield Road, Darien WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 11 COST & INFO: Free to spectators; Action is about to erupt at the 2013 State Wars, where major roller hockey teams from various states and Canadian provinces will compete for the United States Roller Hockey Championship. The once-a-year event has high stakes, with teams from across both countries vying to win at the Darien Sportsplex. More than 2,500 players representing about 250 teams will take part.


WHERE: Community Park Bandshell, 1825 Short St., Lisle WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 COST & INFO: $10 for a punch card of 25 punches, available in advance or at the event;, 630-964-3410; volunteers sought What formerly was known as the Penny Carnival now is the Family Fun Fest, set at the Community Park Bandshell. There will be more than 20 games available to play with the purchase of a punch card good for 25 punches. Prizes will be given to winners, and there also will be inlatables, face painting, candy, art and many other interactive activities, as well as snacks for



WHERE: Graue Mill and Museum, York and Spring roads, Oak Brook WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28 COST & INFO: Free;, 630-920-9720 An outdoor first-person performance about Emily Dickinson features Paddy Lynn drawing from “The Belle of Amherst.” Interwoven with Dickinson’s poetry, the program recounts moments of her life from early childhood to her final days living as a recluse in her family’s home. The mill and museum are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until mid-November.

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D.O.C Wine Bar uncorks vintage bistro flavor In search of an outdoor patio to soak up summer on a recent Saturday afternoon, we ventured into D.O.C Wine Bar, attractively set off a pedestrian-only section of Yorktown Center in Lombard. Its bistro fare, expansive international and domestic wine list, and beckoning, umbrella-shaded outdoor seating flush with flowers provided the lure. The wine bar’s name, D.O.C, refers to Italy’s designation of origin for the fruit of the grape. We started our meal with a lusciously creamy tomato soup prepared in-house with chicken stock, oregano and basil. In a perfect pairing, the soup arrived with a slice of baguette toasted to a lovely stage of crisp, and covered in delectable, melted mozzarella. My dining companion particularly enjoyed the soup’s subtle spiciness. Next, we split an order of two chicken salad sliders, featuring a beautifully balanced blend of juicy chicken and grapes with crunchy celery, and served on buttery rolls for wonderful contrasts in texture. The sliders were topped with arugula for a peppery zing. My companion ordered the smoked turkey panini, again served on a delicious bread. The tasty sandwich included avocado, pancetta, fontina, seasoned tomato and field greens. A standout side dish was the sauteed spinach, with a fresh burst of flavor that really popped. The menu extends to crab cakes and pairings of cured meats and cheeses, plus salads, flatbreads and entrees such as cedar plank salmon, short rib tacos and steak. I opted for the chicken saltimbocca, served with a comfort food side of mashed potatoes and al dente asparagus. The chicken medallions are wrapped in prosciutto and served with a touch of melted mozzarella. We overestimated our appetites, and had generous leftovers for the next day. For another visit, we’ll plan to leave

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ABOVE: The elegant D.O.C Wine Bar borders a pedestrian-only section of Yorktown Center in Lombard. BELOW LEFT: A superlative tomato soup prepared in-house is accompanied by a melt-in-your-mouth slice of toasted baguette with mozzarella. BELOW RIGHT: Vintages from around the world hold court at D.O.C Wine Bar.

D.O.C Wine Bar Where: 326 Yorktown Center, The Shops on Butterfield, Lombard Hours: Open seven days for lunch and dinner, with lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and dinner starting at 4:30 p.m.; kitchen closes at 10:45 p.m., except Sundays at 8:45 p.m. Dress code: Casual Info:, 630-627-6666

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room for in-house prepared desserts, which include dishes such as flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and Zinfandel glaze, and the banana “beignets” with caramel, brown sugar and vanilla ice cream that we heard the neighboring table’s patrons exclaim over.

Dessert choices also include wine snow cones in flavors of Moscato, peach, Zinfandel and blueberry. The bistro’s “Wine for Dummies” list includes flights for sampling, and the bar also delivers wine-based cocktails, bottled craft beers and a few

added lessons in single malt Scotch. The restaurant’s website notes the bistro, which carries more than 100 labels, wants to introduce people to the world of wine without intimidating the uninitiated. Half-price incentives include flights Sundays, bottles Mondays and glasses of wine Tuesdays for much of the collection. People dining indoors at D.O.C Wine Bar will find a

chic, contemporary space, showing off accents of wood, stone and granite, with a fittingly dramatic bar as the focal point.

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SATURDAY, JULY 27 Jim Gill Fundraiser Concert 10 a.m. Saturday, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School, 1571 Oswego Road, Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. For the local charity Humanitarian Service Project. Admission is $5; admission for children younger than 2 is free with the donation of one non-perishable food item. For information about the concerts, visit For information about Humanitarian Service Project, visit “War of the Rebellion: On & Off the Battlefield” Exhibit, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Center for History, 2nd Floor, above Gino’s East Pizza, 315 W. Front St., Wheaton. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with tours of the current exhibit “The War of the Rebellion: On & Off the Battleield.” The exhibition examines the lives of past Wheaton residents and their time during and after the Civil War. Suggested donation of $5 and members are free. For information about the exhibit, visit Free Summer Concerts for Kids at Cantigny, 2 p.m. Saturday, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winield, Wheaton. Lawn seating. Complimentary with paid parking ($5 per car). This week: Little Miss Ann Band. For information, visit Ice Cream Social, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday,


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RECREATION ATOP WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 WHERE: Greene Valley Forest Preserve, off Greene Road south of 79th Street, Naperville INFO: Launch a model glider, see a soaring hawk, and catch a glimpse of the Chicago skyline from a scenic overlook. Visitors can park at the 190-foot summit, the highest public ground in the county. Staff members can provide binoculars and spotting scope, while model glider and sailplane enthusiasts with district permits can launch their non-powered crafts. Permits are available through Visitor Services at 630-933-7248. And hikers and bikers can use the 1.9-mile Hawk Trail, circling the hill’s base. Visit Whole Foods Market, 500 E Ogden Ave, Hinsdale. Frozen treats include organic, non-GMO, and non-dairy. For information, visit wholefoodsmarket. com/stores/hinsdale. Reading Series at Tamale Hut Cafe, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Tamale Hut Cafe, 8300 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside. Free, with food and drink available for purchase (BYOB). For information, email “Whistle Down the Wind” at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors. Follow the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. For tickets and information, visit www.jpactheatre. com. Downtown Downers Grove Market, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Main Street Train Station South Parking Lot, off of Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. For information, visit www.ymcachicago.orgindianboundary.

SUNDAY, JULY 28 Poetry Wheel, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Brewed Awakening, 19 W. Quincy, Westmont. Poets Tom Roby and Jenene Ravesloot will be the featured readers at this special poetry wheel, which is a special form of open mic. For information, call 630-730-2982.

MONDAY, JULY 29 Free Screening of “Moonstruck,” 1:30 p.m. Monday, Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 North Prospect Avenue, Clarendon Hills. Cher won an Academy Award for her performance in this

heartwarming celebration of life, love and family ties. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 630-3238188 or visit Hinsdale Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Hinsdale Farmers Market, 30 E Chicago Ave, Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-3952 or visit The Morton Arboretum is at 4100 IL Route 53 in Lisle. Westmont Concert & Arts Series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Westmont, Various Locations, Westmont. Free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. This week: Steve Cooper Orchestra, 7 p.m., Veterans Park, corner of East Richmond Street and Linden Avenue. For information, visit



2013 Family Concert Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Grove Street, West of Main Street, Downers Grove. For information, call 630-963-0575 or visit Movies in the Park After Dark, 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Lisle. Showtime at sundown. Bring your families, picnic baskets, coolers and lawn chairs. Free. This week: “The Lorax” (PG), 86 minutes, The Museums at Lisle Station Park. For information, visit

Burr Ridge Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Burr Ridge Village Center, Burr Ridge Parkway & McClintock Drive, Burr Ridge. For information, call 630-920-1969 or visit Westmont Fresh Marketplace, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Westmont Fresh Marketplace, on W. Burlington Ave., Westmont. For information, call 630829-9378 or visit Family Nights at The Morton Arboretum, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Featuring live kids’ concerts, extended hours, and fun activities. Cost is $5 per person. For information, call 630-968-0074 or visit www. Uniquely Thursdays Summer Concerts, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale. This week: Vinyl Highway (Classic Rock Hits). For information, call 630-3233952 or visit www.hinsdalechamber. com. Summer Concerts at the Promenade, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, The Promenade, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. This week: Kick Back City (Rock & Roll). For information visit

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 Wednesdays, Woods & Wine Summer Concerts, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Unwind after work while enjoying live music, drinks, a complimentary cheese buffet and a menu offering an assortment of tapas plates to purchase. Bring a lawn chair for outdoor seating. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; Arboretum admission fee is waived after 4:30 p.m. No reservations required. Ticket includes one drink, cheese buffet, and live music. For adults 21 and over (no children allowed). This week: Jin and Tonic. For information, visit www.

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Midnight at the Tivoli Presents “American Graffiti,” 12:01 a.m. Friday, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $5 tickets available at the Tivoli Theatre box ofice. For information, visit Summer Nights Classic Car Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Main Street, from Franklin to Maple, Downers Grove. Each week there will be a Featured Car (must be 1980 and older); these cars will park on Curtiss Street. Full schedule available at Paint and Play, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers will guide you through a painting from beginning to end. All materials, snacks and beverages provided for $20 per person. No credit cards. To make a reservation or for information, call 630-663-0399 or visit Johnny Rome, 8 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. Friday, 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. Movies Under the Moon: “The Goonies,” 8:45 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Castaldo Park, 3024 71st Street, Woodridge. Bring blankets or lawn chair. Rated PG. For information, visit www.

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By SCOTT SCHMID LEMONT – With her final high school golf campaign fast approaching, Bridget Lynn has spent considerable time this summer working on her game. Coming off a 50th-place individual finish in Class AA last fall, the soon-to-be Lemont senior wants to leave nothing to chance. “I’ve put in a lot more summer work this year,” Lynn said. “And I have the sunburn to prove it.” Lynn said she has played in five or six tournaments this summer, including the 33rd Chick Evans Jr. Amateur Championship on Monday and Tuesday in Itasca. Her best finish is a tie for ninth with a top score of 79. She also has practiced with her Indians teammates three times a week. “I was kind of in a lull at the beginning of the summer where I didn’t play my best,” she said. “That really opened my eyes. It made me realize how much hard work has to go into it. Now playing every day and really getting into it, I’m improving. I’m happy with my scores; it’s progress.” Lynn got her start with the sport thanks in large part to her older brother, Tom, who is now 23. “My brother also played for the high school team,” said Lynn, who played softball and soccer growing up, “so it kind of became a family thing. I got all his old clubs at one point, and I picked them up and started hitting around. “He has really helped me develop a passion for it.” A varsity player at Lem-

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Bridget Lynn competed at the Chick Evans Jr. Amateur Championship Monday and Tuesday in Itasca. It was one of numerous tournaments she’s played this summer.

Lynn’s local favorites Course: Cog Hill and Woodbine in Homer Glen – “I have a lot of memories from those two places. I play with my dad a lot at Cog Hill, and the people there are so nice. And I have been at Woodbine [for high school] for four years now.” Par-5 hole: No. 9 at Mill Creek in Geneva – “It’s a weird hole. There is a big tree in front of the green and water to the left. And you basically have to play a blind second shot.”

ont since her freshman year, Lynn was a state qualifier for the first time in 2012 after shooting an 81 at sectionals.

“I was overwhelmed by a lot of emotions and it goes to show that you are really working toward something,”

she said. “You are not just toiling away for nothing.” With the 2013 season on the horizon, Lynn already has

thought out the perfect finale. “It’s been something that has been in the back of my mind the whole summer,” said Lynn, who would like to continue with the sport in college. “I’m looking to go downstate and go with my team. I think we have a chance this year. With the attitude I’ve seen so far, I’m really proud of everyone. I think we can pull together and have a good season.”

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Fairway vision

Lynn has her sights set on leading Lemont to state



Comments? Contact Sports Editor David Good, or 630-427-6270

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Worth the drive

Local golf courses feature challenging par-5 holes

FAIRWAYS & GREENS Ian Grant Pull the lucky sock off your driver – it’s time to take the par-5 challenge. PGA teaching pro Ian Grant of Hinsdale leads this tour of some of the area’s best long holes.

Flagg Creek Golf Course Hole: No. 5 Distance: 470 Address: 6939 S. Wolf Road, Countryside Info:, 708-246-3336 Description: A very reachable par 5, the fifth hole at Flagg Creek requires a good tee shot that favors the left side of the fairway as a tee shot to the right will block out the approach. Water comes into play on the approach shot with a pond on the right side of the fairway in front of the green. The green slopes heavily from back to front making it a premium to keep the approach shot below the hole.

Bolingbrook Golf Club Hole: No. 5 Distance: 600 yards Address: 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook Info:, 630-971-4400 Description: Any time you see a “6” as the first number of the yardage on a par 5, it makes you think. This is a long one with strategically placed bunkers in the fairway and bunker front right of green. Don’t go long with your approach here or you will end up in the collection area behind the green. Play this one as a three shot hole.

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Will Caronchi, 10, of Willow Springs makes his approach shot on the fifth hole during a junior league session July 16 at Flagg Creek Golf Course in Countryside.


Jeffrey Orloff lines up his putt on the ninth hole of Cog Hill’s Ravines Course.

Oak Brook Golf Club Hole: No. 3 Distance: 510 yards Address: 2606 York Road, Oak Brook Info:, 630-3686400 Description: A sharp dogleg left with a premium on reaching

the dogleg corner with your drive, this hole is not easy. There is water left so don’t get too ambitious. The good news is that the approach to the green is open to the right. A good drive will produce a birdie opportunity.

Glendale Lakes Golf Club Hole: No. 18 Distance: 517 yards Address: 1550 President St., Glendale Heights Matthew Piechalak –

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Ben Nachtwey, head golf pro at Seven Bridges, putts on the 12th hole.



• GOLF Continued from page 24 Info:, 630260-0018 Description: Local architect Dick Nugent designed this course, and the 18th is a testing finishing hole. Out of bounds left and water right frame this hole. There is a hidden surprise with a bunker short and left of the green that is not visible from some of the fairway. Many a match will be decided here.

Cantigny Golf Course: Lakeside Hole: No. 2 Distance: 600 yards Address: 27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton Info:, 630668-8463 Description: A winding double dogleg par 5, this hole will test the best of players. Water comes into play on the drive and second shot. Stay left on the drive to set up a clear second shot. Trees frame the approach to the green. A par here will bring a sigh of relief.

Seven Bridges Golf Club Hole: No. 12 Distance: 554 yards Address: 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge Info:, 630964-7777 Description: Part of the course’s “Bermuda Triangle,” the hole is appropriately called “Serpent.” It’s a true risk or reward hole, and a good drive sets up the opportunity for an eagle putt, but there is water in

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Larry Reddish of Bolingbrook hits from the fairway July 16 on the fifth hole at Bolingbrook Golf Club.

the way so be careful. Writing a “5” on the scorecard will be a relief.

Village Links of Glen Ellyn Hole: No. 6 Distance: 552 yards Address: 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn Info:, 630-469-8180 Description: Stay left with the tee shot here and you will open up the hole, but a drive too far left will put you out of bounds. Most players will lay up with the second shot, but favorable wind conditions may give long hitters an opportunity to reach the green in two. Once there, your troubles are not over as the gently sloping green may well force a three putt.

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Hole: No. 4 Distance: 578 yards Address: 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont Info:, 630-257-1000 Description: Water guards the left side of the fairway making for a challenging drive, and the narrow green makes a long approach shot difficult. Lay up with the second shot and leave a wedge or low iron into this green, improving your chances of success.

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Golfers walk up to the No. 3 green July 16 at Oak Brook Golf Course.

Country Club Course: Ravines Hole: No. 9 Distance: 520 yards Address: 12294 Archer Ave, Lemont Info:, 866264-4455 Description: A testing par 5 that is short enough to reach in two, this hole is a good birdie opportunity. The biaggest hurdle is the large pond that fronts the green on the right side. An accurate drive is needed as the fairway doglegs right and there is a bunker on the elbow of the dogleg. A birdie here is a bonus.

Ian Grant is a PGA teaching professional and a member of the teaching faculty of the PGA of America. He can be contacted at Oak Brook Golf Club 630-9903032 in the summer and White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville 630422-1060 in the winter. You can contact Ian directly at 708-9178951, or at

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Shaded landscaping surrounds the green on No. 4 at Ruffled Feathers.

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Water and sand both come into play near the green on Glendale Lakes’ 18th hole.

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Six fresh summer looks for your bedroom mary Carol Garrity Scripps Howard news Service

If you were to rank your homedecorating projects, chances are “get new bedding” is low down on your list. We often sacrifice the style in the private spaces in our homes because they are out of the public eye. But think about this: Your bedroom is your sanctuary, and it’s up to your bedding ensemble to set the tone for this all-important space. I’ve found that remaking your bed with a new ensemble completely transforms the look of the entire room. Let’s check out six hot trends in bedding.

1. Flower power You see them on the fashion runways and sprouting up in home decor: Flowers are back! Today’s florals are blooming with new hues and patterns. Because many floral fabrics mix in a multitude of colors, they offer a great basis for pulling a rainbow of colors into your bedding ensemble. And their perky patterns bring graceful movement to the lines of the bedding. When you pair a strong color like coral, for example, with soft neutrals like cream and taupe, it feels lively but serene. if you like florals, pick a pattern that makes you swoon as your inspiration. i like to honor tradition in my decorating, yet keep it vibrant and new. Citron is the hottest color of the season, and we play it up big. We’re pairing this shade, which rests somewhere between yellow and green, with black, white, gray, turquoise and coral.

With features of greens and blues, the addition of the embroidered floral pillows gives this bed a softer, more romantic feel. SHnS PHOTO COuRTeSY OF neLL HiLL’S

2. Stripes, stripes and more stripes We’re seeing it all right now — fat stripes, skinny stripes, inbetween stripes and a combination of all of the above. Stripes that zigzag, stripes that undulate, stripes that intersect, solid stripes, stripes made of polka dots, stripes that resemble ikat. Whew! We used the stillcrazy-popular chevron stripe as our inspiration for one bed because we adored this particular fabric, which weds the graphic elements of a chevron with the romance of a floral. The blue and green that dominate the palette was our jumping-off point for the rest of the accent pillows on the bed, all of which celebrate the clean geometric shapes and fresh colors that are inspiring today’s designers. Patriotic colors are back, but with a new twist. You can go with the great colors featured in Old Glory. Or, you can do a variation, with reds that lean more toward coral or cinnamon, and blues that are mixed with a bit of green.

3. Geometrics stack up designers are getting playful and reinventing the neat graphic patterns of old, and i’m loving the look they’re creating. We’re seeing lots of newly interpreted imperial trellis patterns, Greek key (one of my all-time favorites), polka dots, diamonds — all in vibrant, saturated colors. Although we really like to mix lots of surprising fabrics together when we create our custom bedding at nell Hill’s, we tie the divergent looks together by repeating fabric patterns and colors.

4. Ikat celebrates the best of old and new ikat — that ancient pattern that has been unearthed and reinvented by today’s designers — is still immensely popular and won’t be going away anytime soon. in fact, we’re seeing the ikat effect of creating an image by clustering parallel lines very closely being used to create a wide variety of shapes like stripes and polka dots, not just the standard ikat shape. even though it embodies an Old World, global feel, ikat looks right at home with today’s trendy patterns. Right now, we are obsessed with navy. Traditionally, people have been wary about mixing black and navy together in bedding, maybe because they were afraid it would look too somber. But when you pour in high-contrast white and swirl it all together through a mix of interesting fabrics, you have a dynamic result.

5. Go wild with animal prints

6. Bright solids shine

Animal prints still show strong in textiles because they bring with them an understated yet interesting graphic pattern. Zebra stripes are among our favorites, and we like to work them into bedding — and upholstered furnishings. it’s a great way to make a bed look a bit funky.

People are opening their hearts, and the doors of their homes, to bright colors this year. You not only see bright yellows, blues, greens, reds and oranges used in all kinds of patterns, but also in solid textiles. Solids do a lot to bring balance to a cluster of exciting fabrics, so they are always a good pick for a duvet cover, quilt or set of accent pillows.

This column has been adapted from Mary Carol Garrity’s blog at She can be reached at marycarol@nellhills. com.


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DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN, Jackson Port Area 80 acres, partially wooded, view wildlife. Architectually designed, 9 years old, 4,000 sq ft brick ranch. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, 3.5 car attached garage. 920-823-2653

LEMONT 2BR. W/D avail. $850/mo + gas & elec & 1 mo sec. No dogs. (630) 257-6582

FOR SALE (Furnished) by Owners, 6 BR 4 bath 3 car on 7th fairway of Reedsburg, WI, Country Club. WORTH 1+2 BR. $790 - $895 beautiful setting carpet, C/A Free 65' shaded deck, elec. cart, 4000 Heat, Balcony Ceiling Fan, Blinds sq ft. 10 miles to Wis Dells, 10 Sound Proof Building near Train. miles to Lake Redstone, 15 miles to No Pets. 708-448-1781 Baraboo and Devil Lake State Park. 7 miles to casino. 365K? More info call 608-524-1090 or 414-690-1033

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY LEMONT: 2BR, 1BA, newly DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVIremodeled, appliances, W/D, SION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION no pets, 708-543-6681 Plaintiff, -v.LILIANNA KOZLOWSKI, KEEPATAW TRAILS TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION Defendants 11 CH 019345 12766 MARIAN DRIVE 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 March 27, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 22, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South GALENA, IL 3 BR 3 bath Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICA2 car attached garage, 8 yr old GO, IL, 60606, sell at public auctownhouse, carpeted, central air/heat, thermo windows plus tion to the highest bidder, as set storms, schools nearby, summer forth below, the following described & winter entertainment, casino in real estate: Commonly known as 12766 close vicinity. Price negotiable. MARIAN DRIVE, LEMONT, IL 779-214-0114 60439

60439 Property Index No. 22-33-115016. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a ondominiu it which is t of






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(g)(4). prope y 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 14-11-15979. 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 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. 14-11-15979 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 019345 TJSC#: 33-8100 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. I545352 July 12, 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE6 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6




NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 15, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 19, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 400 MCCARTHY ROAD 207, Lemont, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-20-440041-1007. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $210,134.07. 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 tw ty-fou (24) hour

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due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432. Please refer to file number 12IL01198-1. 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 for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Ch 60602 (312) 239-

Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 2393432 Attorney File No. 12IL01198-1 Attorney Code. 46689 Case Number: 12 CH 39004 TJSC#: 33-12791 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. I546683 July 12, 19, 26, 2013

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