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PVPN brings play on the road Katherine Saksa (from left) as Helena, Finnian Larkin as Lysander and Amanda Prete as Hermia perform Saturday in the Progressive Village Performance Network’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the pavilion in Ty Warner Park in Westmont. The play next will be performed at the Westmont Public Library at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and at Fishel Park in Downers Grove at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25.

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WOODRIDGE – Linas Olsauskas had a dream as a teenager. As 48-year-old, he’s finally chasing it down. The Woodridge man’s idea to help skateboarders master tricks and beginners balance with ease was born as a 13-year-old. Sk8Hook is a rubber-dipped attachment that mounts on the deck of a skateboard and gives skateboarders a lift by putting pressure on the outsides of each foot. “I came up with the idea 35 years ago and never did anything with it,” said Olsauskas, a self-employed real estate appraiser. “I sat on the idea for all those years because I never knew where to take it.” About a year ago, Olsauskas read an article in the Woodridge Reporter about efforts from area residents to patent their ideas, he said. That pushed him to create his Sk8Hook contraption, which he described as “training wheels” for skateboards. “I researched as much as I could and I just dove head first,” he said. “At this point and time, the product is patent pending, which protects you within the bounds of the U.S.” He said it can take about two years before the patent office sends a response. The process has cost him almost $3,000 thus far, he said. “It’s an expensive process especially if you don’t make any money off it yet,” he said. “I try to make attempts at dedicating a little time each week.” He hopes to one day sell the idea to a skateboard company

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Public silent during $11 million bond hearing By KRISTIN PEDICINI kpedicini@shawmedia.com WESTMONT – No residents spoke during a mandatory public hearing Thursday to gather input on the village of Westmont’s plan to issue $11 million in bonds for infrastructure repairs. Despite the silence, Trustee Bob Scott said it’s important for everyone to understand what the plan means.

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“It’s more of a real world approach and that’s a big plus for our school,” Torrise said. “It’s very flexible and anyone can take it, there’s no limit. We’re going to help students from wherever they’re at to build the skills they need to complete the projects.” Basing a class around world problems will help the students become better critical thinkers, communicators and speakers, she said. “It is going to help them as individual learners and as they leave high school, those are skills colleges want to see,” Torrise said. “Everyone is going to take a different path in the world but this will give them a lot of confidence in their own ability.”

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WESTMONT – While preparing for the upcoming school year, Westmont High School has taken a new approach to its curriculum, putting a spin on one of its preparatory classes. Starting this fall, WHS will offer a class called Changemakers, which focuses on allowing students to find a solution for social conflicts or “real world” problems. Michelle Torrise, who created the course with help from Superintendent Kevin Carey and Principal Jack Baldermann, said Changemakers will be authentic and unique. “It’s a course for students to design their own path of learn-

ing,” Torrise said. “They’re going to find a subject that they’re interested in and passionate in, and they’re going to decide what their path is going to be by doing in-depth research.” The yearlong course will begin with an idea festival helping students decide on separate projects. Around winter break, students will present the research they’ve developed and by the end of the year, they will each submit a portfolio or record of their learning process. Although Torrise hopes the students develop a certain set of skills, she said she’s not going to tell them what to do. “I’m just a facilitator,” Torrise said. “The most important

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Both Prospect and Eccles Fields are located behind Clarendon Hills Middle School, and can be accessed off of Chicago Avenue in Clarendon Hills Ideally players will be able to attend two days of try-outs; if players can only attend one day, the best determination will be made from that effort only. The Cardinals are a professionally trained youth baseball organization committed to the quality development of local players from 9 years old into high school. To provide the highest level of training and objectivity, all teams use professional trainers to provide training and skill development and ensure that players are appropriately positioned in games according to their demonstrated skills. Try-Outs will be conducted under the supervision of former major league player, and current Cardinal trainer, JJ Furmaniak. The teams play a competitive basebal schedule with local travel teams in the WSBL and tournament play consistent with our development focus. Cardinals are also a feeder team for Rhino Elite Baseball, an Elite level travel program that progresses players into the high school level and is dedicated in assisting players in achieving their goal of playing college baseball by playing at a regional and national level of “showcased” competition. If players show the appropriate level of capability within the Cardinals, or at try-outs, they will be evaluated and selectively provided invitations to join the Rhinos, if they are capable and that level of competition is desired. Please have players at try-outs for sign up, 15 minutes before their designated start time. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Herbst at RHerbst26@gmail.com. • Age qualiication will be based on the individual’s age as of 4/30/2014.

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• Sometime between 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7 a.m. Aug. 7, $17,000 in landscaping equipment was reported stolen in the 200 block of West 63rd Street. • Sometime between 8 and 11:50 p.m. Aug. 7, a bike and tools valued at $300 were reported stolen in the 300 block of South Lincoln Street.

DUI charges • Kevin Kellerman, 35, of 160 Galewood Drive, Bolingbrook, was charged with aggravated driving while under the influence and obstructing identification after a traffic stop in the 6700 block of South Cass Avenue about 3:10 a.m Aug. 6. He also was cited for driving with a revoked license, open alcohol and improper lane

usage. • Richard Barker, 57, of 215 S. Adams St., was charged with driving under the influence after a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Adams Street about 10:20 a.m. Thursday. He also was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license, disobeying a stop sign, open alcohol and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Possession charge Brandon Bell, 20, of 300 W. 60th St. No. A105, was charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in the 6200 block of South Cass Avenue about 9:40 p.m. Saturday. He also was cited for speeding.

Domestic battery alleged • Francisco Aviles, 28, of 46 W. 66th St. No. 3, was charged with domestic battery after he struck a family member in the 0-100 block of 66th Street about 8:25 p.m. Thursday.

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WESTMONT – Residents and their pets are invited to join the Westmont Chamber of Commerce at this year’s Pet Promenade and Picnic in the Park. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Ty Warner Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. along with vendors selling treats, pet photos, toys, training and more. The Pet Promenade and Picnic in the Park also will include demonstrations by K9 Fit Club, a Police K9 unit with David Gaddis and more. For information contact the Westmont Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at

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WESTMONT – Diving back in time, the Westmont Park District is hosting an event dedicated to old-fashioned music today. The program will include topics discussing record players, albums and famous artists such as The Beatles. Westmont residents are invited to turn old records into art from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gregg House, or 115 S. Linden Ave. For information, contact the park district at 630-969-8080 or visit wpd4fun.org.

WESTMONT – With the summer season coming to an end, Westmont’s concert in the park series is ending, as well. As the last musical event, the Westmont Park District is featuring the swing band Flat Cats at 7 p.m. tonight at Veterans Park, 105 E. Richmond St. The six-person band, based out of Chicago, plays modern and classic jazz and blues music. For information, contact the Westmont Park District at 630-

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What’s Scratch? Scratch is a toolkit that allows children to create interactive art and animated stories. For more information, visit scratch.mit.edu.

Miller Elementary student Kayla Kerr attended Thursday’s class. She admitted she spends a lot of her summer break playing video games. She said she enjoyed the class. “It’s a good chunk of my life [playing video games],”

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Ten-year-old Kayla Kerr, right, and Cali Landwehr, 8, both of Westmont, work during a session of the Video Game Design Club at the Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave. in Westmont on Thursday. the 10-year-old said. Eventually, Schultz wants the class to become a club where kids can work on

their own with the software. “I’m hoping [the class] brings a better understanding of the technology,”

Schultz said. “I’m hoping they get an idea or understanding the game itself and how coding works. “We’re always adding new and interesting things,” he said. “But we always start with teaching you the basics and hopefully the creativity takes over from there.” Faced with a new era of libraries – one that has people of all ages use different technologies – the video gaming class is just one technology-focused class the Westmont Library offers. “Obviously it’s more import than ever with a technology based society for kids to begin using technology at a young age,” marketing coordinator Kate Buckson said. “It’s become such a daily part of their life, we just try and have things available whether it’s a class or piece of technology available to help them get used to it at a younger age.”

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hourlong presentation was informative. “As a business owner in town, I wanted to come to know what to do in case a situation happened at my work,” Gianacopoulos said. “And what I can share with my staff to hopefully make it as safe as possible if something like this happened.” Gianacopoulos said many people have a false idea of safety and think the threat of an armed intruder wouldn’t come to them or their town. “It could happen anyBill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com where,” he said. “People need On Aug. 7 at the Westmont Village Hall, Westmont Police Sgt. Jim Schlicher leads a public meeting on makto educate themselves with ing mental preparation to recognize, assess and respond to threats to personal safety. this.” Megan Casey, a senior at Bradley University in Peoria, said the presentation will give her a better sense of awareness when returning to school in a few weeks. “I’ll know if we are put in Starting at a situation, I’ll jump from the third-story window,” she said, referring to her dorm. or $3.00 sq ft Her mother, Cathy Casey, thought more college students should have attended the presentation. “It just gives you a chance to think ahead of time,” Cathy Casey said. “Think about the Starting from buildings you’re in and how can you get out if you’re in a situation like that.” or $2.83 sq ft Sgt. Schlicher was happy

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DOWNERS GROVE – Although the Gilbert brothers looked forward to retirement, they quickly realized resting on their laurels was not for them. On May 5, Mike, Rick and Dan Gilbert bought the recently franchised Sears Appliance and Hardware Store in Downers Grove. After renovation and overhaul, they will celebrate the location’s ceremonial grand opening Friday and Saturday at the store. Last year, all three brothers

had retired from their respective professions. The oldest, Mike Gilbert, 59, was the last to set sail into proverbial sunset after selling Integrated Filing Solutions – a manufacturing company he had built from the ground up. Similarly, Rick Gilbert, 53, had just sold his office supply company and Dan Gilbert, 56, retired in 2010 as lieutenant after a 32-year career in the Downers Grove Fire Department. But they agreed that something was missing. “We kind of all just got bored.

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Attorney charged with felony theft, wire fraud SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove attorney Michael L. Flynn was indicted on 11 felony charges last month in DuPage County Court resulting from his al-

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leged mismanagement of real estate escrow accounts, according to Downers Grove police. Flynn, 58, of 1013 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, had his legal office in Downers Grove at 942 Maple Ave.

The 11 felony charges include seven counts of wire fraud and four counts of theft of more than $100,000, according to Downers Grove police. He was still in custody as of Monday, being held on 10 percent of his $150,000 bail.

we’re getting the information out,” Schlicher said. “Anytime I get a chance to talk to 10 or 15 people and try to put the message out, I know they will share that information with two or

three other people.” Schlicher added that the Westmont Police Department is working on creating more programs of this nature aimed at local business owners and school districts.

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A child who had contact with pigs in late July at the DuPage County Fair has contracted the state’s first confirmed case of swine flu in 2013.

First Illinois case of swine flu contracted at DuPage County Fair By NATHAN LURZ

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nlurz@shawmedia.com A Boone County child who had contact with pigs at the DuPage County Fair has contracted the first confirmed case of swine flu in Illinois this year, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The child exhibited mild symptoms after helping an exhibitor at the county fair in late July, according to the release. Illinois is the third state to confirm a reported case of swine flu this year. Indiana and Ohio also have confirmed an in-state presence of the illness. Fair Manager Ellen Sietmann said event organizers were informed about the case Aug. 1 and have confirmed the medical status of the child. Fair officials have not determined which exhibit held the infected swine, she said. Sietmann said she believed the fair did all it could to warn against and prevent the spread of diseases during the event. Organizers provided 28

handwashing stations and 22 hand sanitizer stations, multilingual signs about handwashing and public announcements about health safety. “The Health Department and Department of Agriculture actually complimented us on all of the precautions we took,” she said. The DuPage County Health Department declined to comment and said the Illinois Department of Agriculture is responding to inquiries related to the incident. The H3N2v influenza virus is a variant of influenza A. Four human cases were confirmed last year in Illinois. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported more than a dozen cases in the U.S. this year, according to the health department release, all of which affected people who had contact with swine. The virus rarely is passed from person to person. So far, the release said, the severity of swine flu illnesses in people has been similar to that of typical seasonal flu infections.


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The 125+ year history and strong reputation of a retail giant, when coupled with the commitment and customer service of a local family-owned business can only result in good things. Such is the case, as Sears Appliance and Hardware in Downers Grove celebrates its grand reopening under new ownership. Brothers Mike, Dan and Rick Gilbert, all lifelong residents of Downers Grove have purchased the business as part of Sears’ new franchise model. A celebratory grand opening event will be held on the Sears site at 925 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, 2013.

Dan references the hardware store on the television hit series Home Improvement when talking about what the Sears Appliance and Hardware shopping experience will be like. “We want to be like the old-school, old time hardware store where you can come in, chat and have a cup of coffee. We’ll answer questions and help with problems. We want people to try us first, before they chase around trying to find what they need. Our interest is really in solving problems,” Dan said. He added that long time loyal customers at Sears, will still see familiar faces among the employees. The store while locally owned and operated, will benefit from the Sears name and network. In addition to being exclusive vendors of Kenmore appliances and Craftsman tools Dan said that Sears has the largest parts network anywhere. This means that customers will have access to an enormous inventory of parts; even for appliances and equipment that hasn’t been manufactured for years. “If we don’t have the right part on site, we’ll have it shipped to your home,” he said. Furthermore, Dan said that when customers purchase items that are too large to take home in their cars, he’s happy to pop them in his truck and deliver them for free. “I’ll just do it. Our sales people know that,” he said. The Gilberts have purchased three additional Sears stores outside of the immediate area, and look forward to the opportunity of expanding their business more in the future. “This is a fun adventure. It’s a late-in-life new adventure and we’re having more fun than should be legal!” said Dan.

Sears Appliance and Hardware will host its Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, August 16th and Saturday August 17th from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. at 925 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. Activities will include • Q&A sessions and demonstrations by power tool, small engine and generator experts • Photo opportunities with Craftsman stock car • DRIVE-Radio on site Friday from noon-1 p.m. • Sgt. Tommy’s Kids onsite with refreshments • Diveheart president/founder Jim Elliott will have an information booth and drawing for free scuba lessons. • Special pricing incentives at Sears will be offered throughout the weekend. • The irst ten customers will each receive a $25 gift card • There will be a drawing at the conclusion of the event for a $250 gift card. The winner need not be present.

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Community encouraged to put ‘Westmont First’ On behalf of the Westmont Village Board, we want you to know that we are eager to work with you to make our village the very best it can be. COMMUNITY Working together as a VOICE team for the common good Ron of the entire community, we will succeed. Gunter Trustee Bruce Barker has been working hard the past few months developing a new program called “Westmont First.” The theme behind this is simple, but important – we want to encourage our community to think Westmont first in everything you do. What benefits our town? How can we make it better? Westmont First asks residents to get involved and participate in the community. There are many volunteer opportunities through the schools, churches, community events, Emergency Management Agency (EMA), People’s Resource Center and more. People being active in their town fosters community bonding, which is very important. Westmont First also asks everyone to consider Westmont businesses first. If you have the ability to use a Westmont business for your products and/or services, then be sure to support your local business community. By taking on this mindset, you will not only be giving patronage to a local business, but you will be generating tax revenue that comes right back to support our vital village services. We encourage the community to support Westmont First. To learn more and sign up, visit WestmontFirst. com. I strongly believe that if we work as a team to find solutions, then we will achieve our goals. Please feel free to contact me at rgunter@westmont. il.gov or 630-981-6201 regarding any idea, question or concern. I look forward to working with you.

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8LETTERS Reader fires back on immigration issue To the Editor: In response to a Letter to the Editor by Victoria Bentley dated July 31, 2013: Ahhh, intolerance once again rears its ugly head regarding immigrants. “Is the American electorate as ignorant as all of our elected leaders believe?” is the question proposed. No, not all. In fact, voters are getting smarter and better informed…Well, at least those watching anything other than Fox “News.” One point where you are correct is that the current immigration laws have not been enforced. You can thank corporations for that. “Why give up cheap labor?” What’s funny (if it weren’t so sad) is your claim that all these immigrants turned into Democrat voters and toppled the GOP voting plan. That’s a real knee-slapper. The GOP is losing by losing voters – women, men, blacks, whites, Latinos… because of their actions (or inaction) and their less than desirable (Victorian era) intrusive views. In answer to your question, the electorate is getting smarter. But nice back-door way on your part of implying

that immigrants are ignorant freeloaders. Just as there has been immigration reform over the centuries, there have been immigrants serving in the Armed Forces to serve and protect the United States. Perhaps you should direct your myopic view toward the immigrants who volunteered in the Armed Forces to protect your right to freely spew derision in their direction. You might consider thanking them for their service to make it possible for you to disparage them from the safety of your cushy armchair. And just as there has always been immigration through the centuries, there will always, unfortunately, be prejudice. Your choice – you can look at these immigrants as a gift or as a burden. Personally, I consider each one of my friends as a gift. Angelo Manzoeillo, Downers Grove

Cronin lauds Sandack for SB494 Dear Editor: Recently, Governor Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation that will enable DuPage County to consolidate smaller, inefficient layers of local

government. Although narrow in scope, Senate Bill 494 was fiercely opposed by entrenched special interests that benefit from the current bureaucratic system. Fortunately for the citizens of DuPage County, Representative Ron Sandack enthusiastically signed-on as Chief Co-Sponsor and worked tirelessly to ensure the bill’s passage. Previously, as mayor of Downers Grove, Ron Sandack was the only mayor to express support for the last major initiative I sponsored in Springfield – the reform of the DuPage Water Commission and the repeal of the commission’s quarter cent sales tax (in 2016) that will save DuPage County taxpayers tens of millions of dollars annually. During his brief tenure in Springfield, Representative Sandack has focused on making government more accountable and transparent to voters and has set an example as a public servant by declining state health insurance and legislator pension benefits. I am grateful for Representative Ron Sandack’s leadership and am proud that he represents the citizens of DuPage See LETTERS, page 28

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Joe Magiera, mechanic for the Downers Grove Sanitary District, holds up a handful of finished Biosolids at the district’s Wastewater Treatment Center, 5003 Walnut Ave. on Aug. 6. The district converts wastewater sludge into “Biosolids,” which are used by both municipalities and private citizens to fertilize grass and plant matter.

Downers Grove Sanitary District turns sewage into ‘Class A’ fertilizer Biosolid fertilizer, processed from waste, free By ED MCMENAMIN emcmenamin@shawmedia.com DOWNERS GROVE – The last time most residents see or think about waste leaving the bathroom is when they flush the toilet. But after the toilet’s “whoosh,” the waste is just beginning a three-year process at the Downers Grove Sanitary District that ends in a safe byproduct available for free to residents as a fertilizer. The district produces about 4,000 cubic yards of the byproduct, called biosolid fertilizer, each year. And it manages to give away every ounce of the nutrient-rich material to residents, contractors and governmental bodies to fertilize landscaping projects. None of it ends up in landfills. “It has a lot of micronutrients that you don’t typically get in your standard fertiliz-

Using biosolid fertilizer • Don’t put biosolid fertilizer on edible vegetable plants. “We recommend they put it on their flowers and shrubs and their lawns,” Menninga said. • It looks like dirt, but it’s not good for filling in a hole in the yard. “Mix it 50/50 with dirt if you do something like that,” he said. • Handle it like a fertilizer. “Spread as much as about 3 inches thick on your yard,” he said. “If you spread it evenly, in the spring, you’re going to get really nice deep green grass growth with strong roots.” er that are really important for things like root growth and plant health,” Downers Grove Sanitary District General Manager Nick Menninga said. “So it gives you stuff other than common fertilizer does. It makes it a slightly different product than if you got a bag of stuff at the store.” Producing biosolid fertilizer is a fairly unique ability for a sanitary district,

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Pace Suburban Bus Service may expand its presence in DuPage County, after county officials recently met with area mayors and city managers. The DuPage County Mayors and City Managers Conference, at which the meeting took place, was “not so much a proposal as an invitation to strategize,” said Tam Kutzmark, the transportation and planning director for the conference. “The county, the conference, service board and other agency partners were all there, and we’re very much at the beginning of the conversation,” she said. This most recent push is part of the DuPage Area Transit Plan, which focuses on the big picture and was created to increase the use of alternative transportation options, such as buses. Kutzmark said that, despite pushback from municipalities, which prevented a major expansion eight years ago, she believes area governments are ready for transportation reform. “Pace’s bus program has evolved,” she said. “And certainly, some of the conditions and parameters that cities might look at have changed as well.” Recent bus stop additions in Addison and Carol Stream are signs of an interest in Pace expansion, Kutzmark said. There is increased funding available for such projects, she said, as well as a model for paying for shelters through advertisers and new laws in municipalities that were against more bus stops due to sign zoning restrictions. “One of the things that was

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brought up originally was that our code didn’t allow for ads in the right of way,” said Carol Stream Assistant to the Village Manager Chris Oakley. “But we started allowing the construction of digital signs. Banks, for example, show the time and the day and weather on some of their signs. As technology changed, we followed suit.” Oakley said he believed that, while Carol Stream residents will benefit from the Pace expansion, there isn’t a significant need for more routes. “I think that what people would really like would be some real time information, so they’re not wasting time at bus stops,” he said. That information could come from scrolling feeds with bus arrival times at the new stops or from mobile phone applications. Oakley also said that another big village concern, maintenance, was covered in some of the possible agreements with Pace or other private companies whose services the village may use. “A lot of people had images of what they’ve seen in Chicago,” he said. “They had seen some shelters that weren’t well-maintained or were dirty, and I think Pace has given some pretty good assurance that they’ll be clean and maintained throughout the year.” Kutzmark said that next, the conference will turn to Pace for more analysis about bus shelter locations. “I would imagine as we hear from Pace about how they want to strategically locate stops and how to ID the best place to put stops,” she said, “That will lead where this conversation might go or strategies we might pursue.”


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On the recent bicycle race in Elmhurst: Possibly I missed something, and was not aware, but it seemed like the timeframe for that during the day on a weekday could be better planned. I think I made about three different attempts to try to get to the library and streets were shut down. I know it was the first time they ever did this, but my opinion and suggestion, would be maybe to try it on a Sunday or Saturday morning early in the morning before businesses and things are open.

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In recognition of the time and resources Jim and Sandy Lovelle have given to the Good Samaritan Hospital over the years, the Naperville couple will be recognized as the “Good Samaritans of the Year” at the hospital’s upcoming fundraising event.

Couple named hospital’s ‘Good Samaritans of the Year’ SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA NAPERVILLE – After suffering three heart attacks within six months and undergoing open heart surgery in 1990, Vince Lovelle considers giving back to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital a last step in the healing process. In recognition of the time and resources he and his wife, Sandy, have given to the hospital over the years, the Naperville couple will be recognized as the “Good Samaritans of the Year” at the hospital’s upcoming fundraising event. The couple donated $50,000 for the purchase of pediatric surgical equipment for use in the 14 technologically advanced surgical suites. Vince Lovelle also is a member of the hospital’s Governing Council after having served as chairman of the hospital’s Development Council, a group of community leaders and physicians who volunteer to guide fundraising activities on behalf of Good Samaritan Hospital. Hospital President Dave Fox is thankful for the Lovelles’ generosity. “Vince and Sandy’s contribution has touched so many lives. We are extreme-

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Menninga said. Downers Grove has the large amount of space required for the process, unlike some more constricted suburbs. In Downers Grove, raw sewage enters the plant and first goes through a grit removal system, before heading through a series of concrete channels during what’s called the primary clarification stage. The primary clarifiers separate water from the sludge, which basically is dissolved toilet paper and everything else flushed or washed down the drain. At that point, the water goes on its own journey through a separate set of cleaning processes before eventual discharge into the DuPage River. The sludge removed by the clarifiers is diverted to anaerobic tanks, where bacteria that thrives in low-oxygen environments feed on it, removing pathogens and other nasties. Afterthat,thesludge,whichat this point resembles crude oil, is sent through a press that squeezes moisture out of the product, and adds a coagulant. When it exits the press, the material is thicker and looks like heavy, wet mud,

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DOWNERS GROVE – If you view Lois Vitt Sale’s home from the vantage of Google Earth’s satellite, you’ll first notice the number of trees on her property, and if you look closer, a green roof. Grasses, succulent plants and other perennials fight for space on the roof of her attached garage, their roots absorbing water before it heads to the downspout. Rain that does make it through the planting material, roots and moisture mat finds its way to one of the four rain barrels situated on opposite corners of her home. “During a rain storm, you won’t hear anything from that downspout,” she said. “You stand near any other rain barrel you’ll hear a [rushing water sound]. You don’t hear anything in this downspout, and then all of a sudden the sponge fills, and you start to hear a trickle. It continues to release the water at a much slower rate, and a lot less water.” Vitt Sale, an architect, LEED Fellow and Downers Grove resident, started adding stormwater improvements, including the only residential green roof in Downers Grove, to her property years ago. Collectively, the improvements reduce the amount of rain water runoff from her property that eventually would make it through the village’s expensive and overworked stormwater infrastructure. “Green home improvements such as rain gardens and green roofs help reduce local flooding and make our

stormwater cleaner,” Downers Grove Stormwater Administrator Karen Daulton said. “The small steps homeowners make on their property adds up to a healthier environment for humans and wildlife.” In addition to the roof and four 65-gallon rain barrels, Vitt Sale’s newest stormwater improvement is a rain garden in the back of the home, designed by Art and Linda’s Wildflowers, a landscaping company based in Cicero. Roof water runs through the downspouts to underground pipes that feed the base of the garden. “Increasing the amount of garden area is better for storm water than just grass,” she said. “In the stormwater codes, grass is usually treated about like concrete, because it’s usually shallow-rooted and compact, and most water … goes right off of it.” Vitt Sale added the improvements to her home before Downers Grove created its stormwater utility fee this year, so it was a bonus when she got to apply for incentives from the village for her improvements. This spring, she filled out the incentives application. It took about an hour, and when she heard back from the village, she was surprised to learn the incentive was $575 – large enough to cover her stormwater utility bill for five years, she said. “I’ve spent more than $500 on all of this, but I would have done it anyway,” she said. “But when somebody tells me I don’t have to pay a bill for five years, I say right on.” And, the green roof has benefits in addition to stormwater absorption. It keeps the garage cooler than a black roof. “And it’s beautiful,” she said.


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Mayor Martin T. Tully Commissioners: Sean Patrick Durkin, Geoff Neustadt, Robert T. Barnett, Becky Rheintgen, David S. Olsen, Greg Hosé Village Manager David Fieldman The “Village Corner” is edited and published by the Village of Downers Grove. Any questions concerning the content of this page should be directed to the phone number referenced in the article. If a number is not listed in the article, please call the Community Response Center at 1.630.434.CALL (2255). Meeting dates, times, locations and agendas are subject to change. Check the Village website at www.downers.us and DGTV Channel 6 for the most current meeting information.

LONG-RANGE PLAN The process to adopt a revised Long-Range Plan will continue on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, immediately following the Council meeting. The topic will be Review of Draft Long-Range Plan. Visit the Long-Range Plan section at www.downers.us for meeting summaries and the ways in which you can provide input.

COFFEE WITH THE COUNCIL Coffee With the Council will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Doerhoefer Park, 41st Street and Saratoga Avenue, on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The agenda for the meeting will be a forum for comments from Village residents.

WATER RESTRICTIONS

VANDALISM TIPSTER AWARD PROGRAM In an effort to reduce and eliminate senseless damage caused by vandalism, the Downers Grove Park District and Downers Grove Police Department announce the Vandalism Tipster Award Program. Should reported information lead to the arrest and conviction of a vandalism perpetrator or conspirator, the tipster may be eligible for a monetary reward of up to $5,000 for cases in which the vandalism of Park District property is in excess of $2,500. The public is encouraged to report any information regarding vandalism of park district or public property to the following numbers: • Downers Grove Park District, (630) 963-1304 Geoff Penman, Director of Operations and Development • Downers Grove Police Department Detective Jeremy Thayer, (630) 434-5653. The Downers Grove Park District is currently offering a reward of $2,000 for a series of vandalism, theft and damage to public property; most notably the fire that recently damaged the new restroom facility at McCollum Park. All communication between the vandalism tipster and Downers Grove Park District and/or Police Department is strictly confidential.

YARD WASTE COLLECTION REMINDERS Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, twigs, small branches and other garden refuse. Collection continues through the second week of December. • Yard waste must be placed in one of the following: 33-gallon biodegradable paper bag 33-gallon unlined can Republic yard waste cart • A sticker must be attached to each bag, can or bundle. Bags or cans may not weigh more than 50 pounds. • Carts or cans must be clearly identified as yard waste. Please mark any yard waste containers on the outside as YARD WASTE, or contact the Village for a decal. • Brush and tree branches may not exceed 4 feet in length and 5 inches in diameter and must be bundled together with jute twine or uncoated string. Bundles may not exceed 2 feet in diameter, 4 feet in length, and 50 pounds in weight.

From May 15 to September 15 residents are permitted to use outdoor water based on an even/odd system. The last digit of an address determines the day. If an address ends in an even number, the resident can water on even calendar days; if the address ends in an odd number, the resident can water on odd calendar days. Outdoor water usage is permitted between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on your watering day. Outdoor water usage is not permitted between 11 a.m.and 4 p.m. on any day, for any address.

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Check out rEmarks, a new online tool that allows you to provide comments and feedback to the Village Council from the comfort of your own home. Here’s how it works: Visit the “This Week’s Meetings” page on the Village’s website. Click on the rEmarks link above the agenda and fill out the form. Public input on rEmarks opens on the Friday before a Village Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. and is available until noon on the day of the meeting. Commenters must provide their name and address. Comments will then be forwarded to the Village Council prior to the meeting and published on the Village’s website. Staff and Council will not provide a written response to questions posed in the rEmarks format. rEmarks makes your government accessible to you. Let your voice be heard! Village Council meetings are held the first, second, and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Council Chambers at 801 Burlington Avenue. Village Council meetings are broadcast live on DGTV-Ch. 6. The rebroadcast of these meetings can be seen Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Live radio broadcasts of Council meetings can only be heard at 7:00 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month on WDGC-FM, 88.3. Podcast and live streaming coverage of Council meetings are also available at www.downers.us. Individuals with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any meeting should contact the ADA Coordinator at 630.434.5525, prior to the meeting. Wheelchair access is available through the south entrance of Village Hall. 8/14/13

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OBITUARIES EDWARD WHITLOCK Edward Whitlock, age 92, of Naperville, formerly of Lisle, passed away August 9, 2013. Arrangements by Kopicki's Heritage Funeral Home. 708-788-0904

MARY CAROL HEPLER Mary Carol Hepler, age 89, a resident of Lisle, since 1962, at rest Friday, August 9, 2013. She was born April 10, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Labbe. Beloved wife of the late Sherman “Gene” Hepler, loving mother of Diane (Ted) Applehoff, Paula (Chuck) Schumacher, Larry (Debi) Hepler, Mary Ann Kosinski, Sharon (Tom) Hess and Gayle (Barry) Conne, adored grandmother of Scott (Karen), Ami (Scott), Kevin A. (Vanessa), Anne Marie (Nick), Jill (Ryan), Karen (Casey), Katie (Mike), Cara, Adam (Aimee), Sarah (Craig), Emily, John, Mary Beth, Nick, Kevin C. and the late Michael, stepgrandmother of Gary and Devin (Dawn) Conne, cherished greatgrandmother of Brittany, Brandon, Chance, Kaia, Rosa, Esme, Silas, Claire, Audrey, Ella, Kate, Jack, Everleigh, Briggs, Mason, Everett, Sophia, Amber, Christina, D.J., and Kyle. Carol and Gene were happily married for 64 years, sharing the love of golf and even making a hole in one. She was an active member of St. Joan of Arc Church, where she sang in the choir and was involved with the Golden Agers. She was a member of the Lisle Women's Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. She will be remembered as being a loving, caring person who enjoyed each day to its fullest and cherished time with family. Her bright smile and refreshing candor will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231, www.smiletrain.org. Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2013, 3:00-8:00 PM, at FriedrichJones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 11:15 AM, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 820 Division Street, Lisle. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 South Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 355-0213 www.friedrichjones.com

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VERNON T. LANGLEY, JR. Vern Langley, age 84 of St. Germain, Wisconsin, passed away on August 3, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 4, 1929, in Quincy Massachusetts, the son of Vernon and Gertrude Langley. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Ireland, and his two beloved dogs, Tahoe and Hooch. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Arlene, daughters, Karla Cleveland (David), Karen Dirienzo, Kathy Kimbro, Holly Langley, Jennifer Logston (John Kahovec), Rebekkah Post (Chris) and sons, James Langley and John Langley (Rhonda); 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. If you ask his children they would say, “He was the greatest man who ever lived.” Vern was in the Naval Reserve while in high school. After high school, he began his college career which was put on hold when he was drafted into the Army during the Korean Conflict. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to college and completed his degree in Elementary Education. He taught sixth grade before becoming a principal in Downers Grove. Thirty years later, he retired from education and changed careers, becoming an over-the-road trucker for North American Van Lines. He and his faithful dog, Tahoe, enjoyed this career together logging over one million miles, crossing the United States many times until he retired again at age 70. In retirement, he and his wife moved to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where he enjoyed his home on the lake, which provided many hours of fun for the visits of his family. People would say of Vern, “He is the busiest retired person I've ever met.” Vern became a model train enthusiast, and built a large layout which he and his wife spent many hours constructing. He loved to tell stories about the histories of his steam engines. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 2:00pm.

Quinn signs County reform bill By NATHAN LURZ nlurz@shawmedia.com Gov. Pat Quinn visited DuPage County on Aug. 2 to sign what he called a “landmark bill” that significantly increases the DuPage County Board’s power to cut certain public programs. Senate Bill 494, sponsored by State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, and State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Elmhurst), gives DuPage County the authority to dissolve outdated or defunct county appointed agencies via ordinance. County Board Chairman

• LETTERS Continued from page 16 County in Springfield. Dan Cronin, Chairman, DuPage County Board

Reader sounds off on Trayvon Martin response To the Editor: I’m a 78-year-old man who writes occasionally to the Downers Grove Reporter when something bothers me. Looks like Obama and Holder want to get involved, shame on them. All the hate from Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, NAACP, various black commentators and Hollywood nuts – black and white. We Americans, black and white, will never get along as long as they preach hate. George Zimmerman was called a white Mexican by a few blacks. George was found not guilty of the shooting of Trayvon Martin who was, I guess, at the wrong place at the wrong time. I feel sorry for both parents. George and his family are in hiding. What kind of life will they have? Now the hate mongers will try and convict if possible, stalking or discrimination, etc. I’m not saying Trayvon was a bad boy, but seeing George’s wounds, I have some wonder what really happened.

Dan Cronin said this bill presented “an opportunity to carefully examine these units of local government and come up with a plan for consolidation.” Quinn said the bill meant more oversight in a time when many taxpayers live paycheck to paycheck. “We need to have effective government, a government that gets the job done for everyday people. We don’t need to have excessive bureaucracy,” Quinn said. The bill could affect county appointed governmental agencies that provide public services, including up to

13 fire protection, sanitary, mosquito abatement and street lighting districts. A recent board assessment indicated that nearly $300 million of county money is used to fund appointed agencies, according to a news release from the DuPage County Board. All of the potentially dissolved agencies first would be subject to a six month public review process and audit and could be saved by a backdoor referendum, the release stated. “I believe this has changed the conversation in Springfield,” Conroy said.

The loss of life of so many blacks and whites is a shame. I must be living in a dream. What I would like to see happen before I leave the good ole USA is for God-fearing blacks and whites who love our country, teach all the children from birth that love is colorless. I was born in America. My heritage is Austrian-Croatian. America is first, never second. Let’s forget African, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Chinese, Japanese, etc. Call yourselves Americans first, then your ancestry. We should know our family history.

the possibility of being denied, paying financially crippling rates or potentially having to be bankrupted because you could not have or afford to pay for insurance? You see, our elected officials live in a world of insulated privilege. They posture with their holier-than-thou tones, fight and make rules which do not affect or apply to them and badger any idea that might help or provide relief to the very citizens that elected them. As with all revolutionary ideas… the plan has controversy and potential flaws… but the essence of the plan is goodness and a “first step” toward protecting millions of Americans. Why not embrace, nurture and grow an original idea versus simply trying to tear it apart on the basis of party lines and pledge? I am not asking for welfare or to have a right that I have not earned. I’m simply asking for the same protective liberties that our elected officials live with everyday. To me, a Republican Congress who has spent the majority of its time and effort repealing a basic liberty, that will help millions of its citizens, is simply tantamount to treason.

Bill Cvitanovich, Downers Grove

Republican response to ObamaCare is treason To the Editor: I sat watching a hearing from Congress on (Aug. 2) about the Affordable Health Care Act on C-SPAN. As someone who has recently retired, has a fiancée with pre-existing medical conditions and will need to obtain a personal health care insurance plan in January… I was appalled at the condescending questions and tone from Republican Congressmen. All I want to ask is a single question: Would you want to be in my shoes facing an insurmountable task of having to acquire health insurance, with

Chris Cantele, Lisle


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BULLETIN BOARD BOLINGBROOK Balloon Design with Nathan Allen, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, IKEA Bolingbrook, 750 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Bring the kids by to get their free latex work of art. For information, visit www. ikea.com/us/en/store/bolingbrook/events. Design Your Own Picture Frame at IKEA, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, IKEA Bolingbrook, 750 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Purchase a frame, either 99 cents or $1.49, and IKEA will provide all the decorations. For information, visit www.ikea.com/us/en/store/ bolingbrook/events.

DOWNERS GROVE 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 www.fairgamestore.com or email fairgamestore@gmail.com. Reformers Unanimous Ad-

diction 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; no credit cards. To make a reservation or for information, call 630-663-0399 or visit www.vickeryart.com. Business Roundtable Network, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Downers Grove Chamber Office, 2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. For information, call 630-968-4050, visit downersgrove.org or email info@downersgrove.org.

LISLE Tales and Treasures, daily, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. The Sterling Morton Library is turning 50 this year. To

celebrate, the Tales and Treasures exhibit will showcase 50 rare and unique objects from the library’s collections, each with a special story to tell. Through December. Free with Arboretum admission, open during regular library hours. For more information, visit www. mortonarb.org. Acorn Express Adventures, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Open-air tram. Cost is $4 for members $5 for nonmembers, plus admission. Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center Information Desk, weather permitting. For information, visit www.mortonarb.org. From Water to Wings, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Learn about the life cycle of a dragonfly and make a winged craft to take home. This is a children’s drop-in activity. Free with museum admission. For information, call 630-9680074 or visit www.mortonarb.org. Butterflies and Blossoms, 11

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a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Discover some fascinating facts about butterflies and create a beautiful butterfly disguise of your own to take home. Drop-in activity. Free with admission. For information, call 630-968-0074 or visit www.mortonarb.org. Kiwanis Club of Lisle, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lisle, P.O. Box 396, Lisle. For information, visit www. kiwaniscluboflisle.org. Platinum Toastmasters of Lisle, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lisle Fire Station Training Room, 1005 School St., Lisle. For information, call 630-967-4653 or email info@ platinum.freetoasthost.org. Yoga for All Levels, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Prairie Yoga, 4701 Auvergne Ave., Lisle. Classes are $10-$18. For information, call 630-968-3216, visit prairieyoga.org or email prairieyoga@comcast.net. Family Nights at The Morton Arboretum, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Live kids’ concerts, extended hours, and fun activities. Cost is $5 per person. For information, call 630-968-0074 or visit www.mortonarb.org. Naperville Area Stamp Club, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle. For information, call 630-257-7430 or email philaburn@ aol.com. Story Time in the Children’s Garden, 11 to 11:20 a.m. Friday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Free with Arboretum admission. For information, visit www.mortonarb.org. Summer Bird Walks, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Learn about summer resident birds, their preferred haunts, foraging needs and nesting behavior with an expert guide. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers plus Arboretum admission. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling 630719-2468. DivorceCare, 7 p.m. Monday or 7:30 pm. Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church of Lisle, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle. For information, call 630390-3039. Free Community Yoga Classes, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Prairie Yoga, 4701 Auvergne Avenue, Lisle. For

information, visit www.prairieyoga. org or call 630-968-3216.

NAPERVILLE Spouse Loss Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Assisted Living, 960 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. For information, call Inger Erickson at 708-2342850. Leading the Way Thursday, Pancake Cafe, 1292 Rickert Drive, Naperville. Business networking group. Call Matt Ewald at 847590-8300 or visit www.napervilleleads.com. Stress Management Workshop, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, CCC Yellow Box Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. For information, call 630-605-6009. Naperville AWAKE Sleep Apnea Support Group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. For information, call 847-6223687. Register Now: NAMI Family to Family Education Course, Naperville. This is a course for families and caregivers of adults diagnosed with mental illnesses. The 12-week series of classes will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the following three locations. Registration is open through the third class. Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville 60540, Thursdays, Sept. 5 to Nov. 21; The Compass Church, 1551 Hobson Road, Naperville 60540, Tuesdays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 26; Hinsdale Hospital, 120 N. Oak Street, Hinsdale 60521, Wednesdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 20. For information, call 630752-0066 ext. 210 or visit www. namidupage.org. “Some Like It HOT: Plants for Hot, Dry Areas” Gardening Program, 1 p.m. Tuesday, University of Illinois Extension Office, 1100 E. Warrenville Road, Ste. 170, NapervilleDiscover the diversity of plants that thrive in hot dry sites. Register online at web.extension. illinois.edu/dkk to reserve a seat and packet of information. For information, call 630-955-1123. 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 630-415-2053.


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WHERE: Bolingbrook Town Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Road WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 COST & INFO: Cost varies; full schedule at www.bolingbrookcaca.org, 630-226-8400 The Bolingbrook Jubilee has grown into a summer highlight. The Jaycees will offer carnival thrills and bingo action. Infinity is among the bands. Photo provided

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STEAK MEETS BARD WHERE: Ty Warner Park, Plaza and Blackhawk drives, Westmont WHEN: Dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 COST & INFO: $20 steak dinner or $6 kids meal; tickets at Westmont Community Center; 630-969-8080, www.pvpn.weebly.com To support its roving performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this month, the Progressive Village Performance Network has cooked up a Steak Feed dinner and “Summer Night Live” entertainment. Then catch the free Shakespeare performances at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Westmont Public Library, and 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25, at Fishel Park, Downers Grove.

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WHERE: Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Road WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1 and 2 COST & INFO: Free show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15; others cost $15; PG-13 for dialogue and intense action about historic warrior queen; tothbolingbrook.com The world premiere musical “Zenobia” will open at Theatre-on-the-Hill with a special free performance to launch the village’s Jubilee, before starting its ticketed run.

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WHERE: Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St., Downers Grove WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 COST & INFO: Free; 630-963-1300, www. dgparks.org Local favorites will be in the spotlight when teen and adult rock bands star at Grove Stock, featuring Island Dwellers, Rollo Time, and Us Guys & Joe. The Downers Grove Park District next offers a two-hour trolley tour of Sears Homes and the historic district from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning and ending at the Museum Annex, 831 Maple Ave.; it costs $25, $38 for nonresidents, with reservations required.

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Park, 1257 Covington Drive, Lemont WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 COST & INFO: Free; www.lemontparkdistrict.org, 630-257-6787 Grab your canine companion and head to the Lemont Park District’s newest summer event, Paws in the Park. The day will include demonstrations, pet-friendly shopping, pet vendors, live demonstrations and plenty of other fun to keep Fido’s tail wagging. No need to register, just bring your leashed pet and get ready for an afternoon chock full of activities for your furry family member.

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A splendid taste of East Asia at Thipi Thai GLEN ELLYN – There’s nothing quite like the mix of sweet and savory flavors that you get from Thai food. Spiciness is a hallmark of many forms of Asian cuisine, and you’ll get that from Thai food, too. But the combination of opposing flavors sets Thai food apart. As a longtime fan of the cuisine, I had high hopes when I stopped by Thipi Thai in Glen Ellyn on a recent weeknight. And my dining companion, even more of an aficionado, was nearly chomping at the bit with hunger. Fortunately, we were not disappointed. From the enchanting decor to the delightful dishes, we were in for a terrifically memorable meal. Without hesitation, we placed our drink orders as soon as we saw the menu – we never pass up a chance to get Thai iced tea. It’s a strongly brewed iced tea with sugar and condensed milk. The milk and the sugar complement the bitterness of the tea rather than masking it, making for a sensation that engages your taste buds. For appetizers, I opted for the shumai steamed crabmeat dumplings served with soy sesame vinaigrette for dipping. It’s a common order for me, and Thipi Thai’s version was just right. My companion went for the coconut shrimp, which came with a pineapple mango sauce. “Perfectly sweet and tangy,” my dining companion said. On to the entrees. We’re both big fans of pad woonsen, which is what my companion ordered, but I thought I’d try something different and selected the orange beef. I’m only moderately tolerant of spicy food, but the menu showed just one pepper next to my choice – the scale appears to go up to three for items such as kung pao noodle chicken. One particularly spicy pepper caught me by sur-

Pad woonsen chicken can be flavorless at a lesser restaurant, but that’s not a problem at Thipi Thai.

The coconut shrimp are plenty tasty, but it’s the pineapple mango sauce that really seals the deal. Suburban Life Media photos

The inviting exterior of Thipi Thai in Glen Ellyn only hints at the fantastic experience within.

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prise, but otherwise it was just right, with the pineapple and mandarin orange slices providing the perfect contrast to the peppers and beef. I should have saved some to bring home, however,

because I left myself without any room for dessert. I probably would have chosen the “chocolate pyramid” – chocolate mousse with sauteed bananas over a rum sauce. I requested a few bites of my companion’s pad woonsen with chicken, and very much enjoyed the mix of cellophane noodles (I’ve seen them referred to as glass noodles elsewhere), chicken, egg and vegetables in a brown

Thipi Thai Address: 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn Phone: 630-469-9001 Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday Dress code: Casual

garlic sauce. Thipi Thai has a high-ceilinged dining area, with an alcove toward the back that’s

up a flight of stairs. Prints of Asian scenes and delightful elephants carved from driftwood adorn the walls. We found the service to be excellent, attentive without being obtrusive. And the menu has plenty of dishes I’ve never tried before to tempt me to return.

The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Suburban Life Media. The diner’s identity is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. Only positive dining experiences will result in published reviews.


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Movies in the Park - “The Avengers” Friday, Redmond Park Band Shell, 735 E. Jefferson Street, Bensenville. Rated PG-13. This free movie includes one bag of free popcorn per person, while supplies last. Starts at dusk. For information, visit www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org. Summer Nights Classic Car Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Main Street, from Franklin to Maple, Downers Grove. Full schedule available at www. downtowndg.org Vintage Rides Antique Car & Custom Motorcycle Show, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Front Street, Wheaton. For information, visit downtownwheaton. com. Local Music Night at Gallery 200/ STUDIO, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Gallery 200/STUDIO, 203 Turner Court, West Chicago. Free refreshments are provided, but donations are welcome. Visit www.gallery200.org for each month’s entertainment schedule.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 St. Luke Lutheran Church Family Carnival, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 23 W 080 Butterfield Rd., Glen Ellyn. Food, games and prizes. Free entry but food & games require tickets and will be sold 10 for $5. For information, call 630-469-5552. 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.org/indianboundary/ pages/special-events. Wheaton French Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Municipal Parking Lot #3, 200 S. Main St., Wheaton. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www.bensidounusa.com. Brookfield Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield. For information, call 708-268-8080 or visit www.brookfieldchamber.net.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Summer Concerts at Cantigny, 3 p.m. Sunday, Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Aug. 18: Three Men in Kilts (Irish). Parking fees are $5 per vehicle (or $2 after 5 pm). For information, visit www.cantigny.org. Villa Park French Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Park Boulevard, west side of Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www.bensidounusa.com

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Hinsdale Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Hinsdale Farmers Market, 30 E Chicago Ave, Hinsdale.

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ABUZZ ABOUT BEES WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 WHERE: 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago COST & INFO: Kline Creek Farm celebrates National Honeybee Day at an open house on “Beekeeping: How to Get Started.” Volunteer beekeepers will explain the equipment needed and how to care for bees. Visitors can explore the honey house, learn the vital role of bees, and view a garden planted especially for them. All ages are welcome at the free program, and registration is not required. For more information, call 630-876-5900. Farmhouse tours also are offered on the hour, with activities showing what life was like for families more than 100 years ago. For details on DuPage County Forest Preserve District events, visit dupageforest.org. For information, call 630-323-3952 or visit www.hinsdalechamber.com.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 Duo of Petra van Nuis and Larry Harris, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Creek Wine Bar, 8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield. No cover charge and no minimum. For information, visit www. saltcreekwinebar.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 Riverside Farmers Market, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Parking Lot, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside. For information, call 708-447-2700 or visit www. riverside.il.us. Warrenville Farmers Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Courtyard Banquets, Route 59, Warrenville. For information, call 630-393-7279 or visit www. warrenvilleparks.org. Wednesdays, Woods & Wine Summer Concerts, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. 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). Scheduled: Aug. 21: Midnight Band. For information, visit www.mortonarb.org. Wine Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Autre Monde Cafe, 6727 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. For information, please call 708-775-8122 or visit www. autremondecafe.net. Concerts on the Commons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Warrenville

Public Library, 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville. Aug. 21: Jeanie B! For information, call 630-393-1171 or visit warrenville.com. Summer Jazz in the Park, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. The Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble, a 16-member group, plays a mix of your favorite Big Band tunes. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and picnic dinner. In case of rain or severe weather, the concert will be canceled. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in parks. For cancellations or information, call 630-858-0920 or visit www. gepark.org. Music in the Park, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Downtown, 12 S. Center St., Bensenville. Scheduled: Aug. 21: The Chicago Catz - funk and dance. For information, visit www.bensenville. il.us. Summer Concerts at Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Aug. 21: 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago Tribute Band). For information, visit www.bolingbrook.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 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 www. shopburrridge.com. Western Springs French Market, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Western Springs French Market, Hillgrove Avenue between Lawn & Grand Ave., Western Springs. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www.bensidounusa.com. Bolingbrook Farmers Market, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, The Promenade Bolingbrook, West of 355 on E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. For information, call 630-235-1376. Westmont Fresh Marketplace, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Westmont Fresh Marketplace, on W. Burlington Ave., Westmont. For information, call 630829-9378 or visit www.westmontevents.com. La Grange Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Village Hall Parking Lot, 53 South La Grange Rd, La Grange. For

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UIC middle hitter Sara Sternard (right) ranked second on the team with 278 kills as a sophomore last season.

‘One of the best’ By JASON ROSSI jrossi@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – Sara Sternard still may be in college, but in a way, she’s already had a taste of the working world. “I’ve been taking classes, going to open gym twice a week and lifting every day,” Sternard said. “There’s been no time off.” Such is the life of a college athlete playing at the Division I level, and things won’t get any easier when Sternard and her UIC women’s volleyball teammates get set to start the season. “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it,” said Sternard, who is majoring in biology with a pre-dental line

About Sara Sternard College: University of Illinois-Chicago Class: Junior High school: Westmont Height: 6-foot-2 Position: Middle hitter

of study. “We have to keep up with grades and everything. There’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff that people don’t know about.” All the behind the scenes work Sternard does pays dividends when the curtain goes up. As a freshman, she was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer, and she twice has been named Horizon

League Player of the Week (once as a freshman and once as a sophomore). Last season, she was second on the team with 278 kills, and her .276 hitting percentage was good for 11th-highest in program history. In two seasons, Sternard has established herself as one of the Flames’ best players, and one of the best in the Horizon League. “Since she stepped on campus, Sara has raised her level of play every season and she has become one of the best middle blockers in the Horizon League,” UIC coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley said. “She brings a great attitude, and is always pushing her teammates to be the best

Former Westmont star powers UIC’s recent success they can be.” Even though the stats, the accolades and Schumacher-Cawley’s praise would indicate otherwise, the transition from high school to Division I volleyball wasn’t easy for Sternard to make. “It definitely was a whole new level, especially coming from Class 2A [in high school],” Sternard said. “In college, everyone on the team was the best person on their high school team. You just have to start at the bottom and work on improving.” After going 10-4 in the Horizon League last fall, the Flames made it to the championship match at the conference tournament. Although they came up short in that

match, Sternard said that was a highlight of her college career. She’s hoping to make a new high water mark this season, and if that mean sacrificing her own stats for the good of the team, then that’s what she’ll do. “Going back to the championship game is definitely a goal. It always is,” Sternard said. “But we also want to improve our record. We’ve improved every year I’ve been here, and that’s what we want to continue to do. “As for me personally, I think about the team more than myself. I’d rather be in the championship game of the [Horizon League] tournament than have personal stats.”


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Rhode Island relies on former North star Baarstad she led the team with 248 digs. After making the position change, she tallied double-digit kills in six of the Big Red’s final eight matches. Young is poised to play a key role in 2013 because she is one of just five seniors on a team that features six incoming freshmen and one sophomore.

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Britta Baarstad (Downers Grove North) was one of the top performers for the University of Rhode Island women’s volleyball team last season. As a junior, the 5-foot-10 outside hitter finished second on the team with 242 kills and was fifth with 163 digs. She also recorded double-doubles in kills and digs in the same match seven times with breakout performances against Temple (22 digs, 13 kills, four aces) and St. Louis (18 digs, 16 kills, three blocks, two aces). As the most experienced hitter on the roster, Baarstad is in position to post even better numbers this season as a senior.

Redwing soaring Nora Young (Benet Academy, Downers Grove) is getting ready for her sophomore season with Duquesne’s women’s volleyball team. The 6-foot-1 outside hitter saw plenty of action last season, tallying 104 kills in 23 matches, and she could play an even more integral role on a team with just two seniors on the squad.

Modzelewski marks ‘em

Badger breakthrough

As Marcin Modzelewski (Downers Grove North) enters his second season with the UIC men’s soccer team, he already has plenty of on-field experience. The redshirt sophomore saw action in 16 games last fall, making 15 starts, and helped the Flames tally shutouts in five games on the season. He also added an assist in a game against Florida International.

Joe McLean (Downers Grove South, Woodridge) logged his first career minutes with the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team last fall. The 5-foot-5 midfielder likely will fight for playing time on a team that features the experience of 10 senior players.

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Sebo steps up for ‘Cats Playing for Northwestern’s women’s soccer team as a sophomore last fall, Niki Sebo (Downers Grove North) started 18 games and scored five goals to finish second on the team. Three of her goals were game-winners. The 5-foot10 midfielder once again could be a major force for the Wildcats this fall.

Dwyer on the line Jeff Dwyer (Westmont High School) played all 11 games for the Concordia football team last fall, and is in line to be a key piece of the puzzle for the Cougars again this year. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound sophomore is one of six offensive linemen listed on roster for the Cougars, who went 10-1 last fall.

Sternard a stallwart on the floor Sara Sternard (Westmont High School, Clarendon Hills) was a major contributor for UIC’s women’s volleyball team last fall, tallying 278 kills with a .276 hitting percentage, the 11th-highest in program history. She was named Horizon League Player of

University of Rhode Island’s Britta Baarstad, a former Downers Grove North standout, finished second on the team with 242 kills as a junior last season.

the Week once and earned the team’s Spirit Award last season. The 6-foot-2 middle hitter is the most experienced player the Flames have at that position heading into the 2013 season.

Hogan adds to highlight reel Paul Hogan (Downers Grove North) was a prominent player for Northern Illinois University’s men’s soccer team last fall, appearing in all 20 matches and making four starts. Hogan could see more action during his junior season as he is one of only two forwards on the roster for 2013.

More than four Four seemed to be the lucky number for Henry Arndt (Westmont High School) during his sophomore season with St. Louis University’s men’s cross country team last fall. He competed in the final four meets of the season for the Billikens, where he was the team’s fourth runner at both the 8K Bradley Classic and held the same position among teammates at the 10K NCAA Midwest Regional, where he clocked a personal record time of 33:59.43. Also among SLU’s top-five runners as a freshman, Arndt has a chance to see even more action this fall for a Billikens’ team that has just three seniors on the roster.

Lee looking for more After running a career-best time of 26:49 at the 8K distance last fall, Cody Lee (Downers Grove North) will look to make an even larger impact for UIC’s men’s cross country team this fall. The Flames start the season Aug. 31 at their own invite in Palos Heights.

Young a vet for Cornell Sierra Young (Benet Academy, Downers Grove) did a little bit of everything for Cornell University’s women’s volleyball team last fall. She started the season as the team’s libero before switching to outside hitter, and

Jaime Netisingha (Hinsdale Central, Westmont) appeared in 22 matches as a defensive specialist for the University of Cincinnati women’s volleyball team and recorded 80 digs, including a career-high 11 against Notre Dame. She and the Bearcats start their season Aug. 30 at their own UC Invitational.

Chippewa special-teamer Ryan Oruche (Downers Grove South) appeared in eight games for Central Michigan’s football team last fall, primarily on special teams, and was named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year. This fall, he will be among a handful of defensive backs fighting for more playing time.

Doogan shines for Prairie Stars Cara Doogan (Downers Grove South, Darien) started all 17 games for the University of Illinois-Springfield women’s Cara soccer team last fall and Doogan was all-academic in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. She looks to be a stallwart on the Prairie Stars’ back line this season as a junior.


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Ground rules for gridiron practices in effect By JASON ROSSI jrossi@shawmedia.com Mark Molinari has a little something extra on his plate as he starts his first season as head coach of Downers Grove South’s football team. In addition to installing the plays on offense and the schemes on defense, he closely monitors how the Mustangs’ practice. In early May, the Illinois High School Association put forth new rules regarding the amount of time players can practice and the amount of equipment they can wear. “We have definitely had to alter our practice schedule from what we’ve done in the past,” said Molinari, a former DGS assistant coach. “Once we hit the practice field, we’re going to be moving at all times.” Molinari said the new rules will place more emphasis on film-room study and walkthroughs, which do not count toward overall practice time. His preliminary plan for his

IHSA football practice guidelines With its preseason football acclimatization practice period, the IHSA has set specific guidelines for football practices through Aug. 27. Aug. 14-15: 3 hour limit, helmet only Aug. 16-17: 3 hour limit, helmet and shoulder pads Aug. 19: 3 hour limit, helmet and shoulder pads Aug. 20: 5 hour limit, full pads Aug. 21: 3 hour limit, full pads Aug. 22: 5 hour limit, full pads Aug. 23: 3 hour limit, full pads Aug. 24: 5 hour limit, full pads Aug. 26: 5 hour limit, full pads Aug. 27: 3 hour limit, full pads Note: A one hour walk-through is also allowed each day, though players can’t be wearing protective equipment or do any running activities. There must be two hours of rest between all practices and walk-throughs, and no single practice can exceed three hours. Teams are not allowed to practice Sundays during the preseason. varsity squad, on days when practice time is limited to three hours, was to practice for two hours in the morning and do film study during the mandatory break time before practicing for an hour

in the afternoon. He also said planned practice schedule could go by the wayside if he and his coaches figure out a better system. The biggest issue for Molinari and most coaches is

weight room activity. Even though players are in pads on the field, sessions in the weight room count as practice time. “The biggest challenge to deal with is the weight room because it counts as practice,” Benet coach Pat New said. For the first practices of the preseason, New said he planned for his team to do weightlifting for half an hour in the morning, then meet as a team for two hours before a two-and-a-half hour practice in the afternoon. In the end, the limited practice time shouldn’t be much of a factor for the Redwings. “In this day and age, you get so much done in the summer with the 25 days you get with the kids,” New said. “It’s so different from when I played.” The new guidelines left some coaches scrambling to figure out a new practice schedule, but IHSA’s primary concern was protecting the health of its student-athletes

in what sometimes can be sweltering conditions. “The importance of the policy is for the players’ safety,” Bolingbrook High School athletic trainer Gina Younce said. “The players are decreasing their risk of suffering from any heat illness, which can be dangerous and even fatal.” Younce said the new rules won’t affect her job as a trainer since she already had followed prescribed heat illness guidelines before the IHSA implemented its own set of rules. The new practice limitations won’t affect the way Bolingbrook head coach John Ivlow runs his practices. “It doesn’t affect us at all,” Ivlow said. “We haven’t practiced beyond three hours the last 10 years whether we were in full pads or not. We never went more than two hours this summer. I think for other coaches it might mean something, but for us it doesn’t change anything.”

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Downers Grove South competes against York during a 7-on-7 game last month at Addison Trail.


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WWR: 09018014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Capital One, National Association Plaintiff vs Danny Petrovic, et .al., Defendants 11 CH 983 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 10, 2013, the Sheriff of DuPage County will on September 24, 2013 at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at DuPage County Courthouse, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 115 South Williams Street, Westmont, IL 60559 Permanent Index No. 09-09-408-004 The Judgment amount was $703,962.12 Sale terms: 10% due by cash or certified funds at the time of sale and the balance is due within 24

Area News Round-up Advertising ANN MARIE BELKNAP NAMED THE COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE’S DOWNERS GROVE OFFICE TOP SALES PRODUCER FOR JULY Downers Grove, IL (August 6, 2013) Ann Marie Belknap, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was presented an award for“Top Sales Producer” in the Downers Grove office for the month of July. “This award is based on a combination of top sales in units, high professional standards and outstanding service Belknap to clients during the month,” explained John Carlson, office sales manager. “Ann Marie has earned a reputation for offering her clients the highest level of support.” Ann Marie has been in Real Estate for over 20 years and a resident of Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale and Downers Grove. “Homes are selling and buyers are buying. Our Managing Broker, John Carlson, has been an amazing leader and support, not only for me, but for our whole Team. We are a strong, educated, family-oriented office and we enjoy our Real Estate Profession,” said Ann Marie. To contact Ann Marie, visit the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales office located at 5114 Main St., Downers Grove or call 630-964-9696.

SHELLY ASKIN NAMED COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE’S DOWNERS GROVE OFFICE TOP LISTING LEADER FOR JULY

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Downers Grove, IL (August 6, 2013 ) Shelly Askin, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was presented an award for “Top Listing Leader” in the Downers Grove office for the month of July. “We are very proud of Shelly Askin’s achievements,” said Sales Manager John Carlson making the announcement. “She offers tremendous customer service and her area

knowledge and marketing expertise are exceptional.” Shelly is a lifelong resident of the Western Suburbs. She specializes in new homes, pre-owned homes, relocations and vacant land. Known for her customer service and listening skills, she is there to protect her client’s interest throughout the buying and selling process. To contact Shelly, visit the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales office located at 5114 Main St., Downers Grove or call 630 964-9696.

CHERYL WEGNER NAMED THE COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE DOWNERS GROVE OFFICE TOP PRODUCER IN VOLUME FOR JULY Downers Grove, IL (August 6, 2013) Cheryl Wegner, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was presented an award for “Top Producer in Volume” in the Downers Grove office for the month of July. “This award is based on a combination of top sales in volume, high professional standards and outstanding Wegner service to clients during the month,” explained John Carlson, office sales manager. “Cheryl is a peak performer who soars to the highest level of achievement within our company. Through the strength of her individual successes, and those of each and every member of our organization, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage continues to prosper and lead the real estate industry into the future.” Wegner is a resident of Downers Grove and is equally knowledgeable about Woodridge, Westmont, Darien and Lisle. “Having moved numerous times all over the country with my husband and four sons, I feel compassionate to the needs of my clients,” said Wegner. “I pride myself most on outstanding customer service.” Wegner is active in the Bonfield Express, Campus Life, and Downtown Downers Grove events. To contact Cheryl, visit the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales

office located at 5114 Main St., Downers Grove or call 630-964-9696. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 53 offices with more than 3,300 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s companyowned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.

ANGELIQUE STACY JOINS PLATINUM PARTNERS REALTY IN DOWNERS GROVE Angelique Stacy has recently joined Platinum Partners Realty of Downers Grove, as a Licensed Realtor. Angelique specializes in residential real estate services for buyers and sellers. Angelique brings with her 12 years of client management, advertising and marketing experience with major marketing companies in the Chicago area. Real estate allows Angelique to combine her love of the Stacy Downers Grove area with her superior marketing and client service skill set. She is excited to be a part of Platinum Partners, a local company with an excellent reputation for integrity and customer service. In addition, Angelique has formed a partnership with Gina Pekofske, another Licensed Realtor with Platinum Partners. Gina has over eight years of residential real estate experience and is celebrating her one-year anniversary with Platinum Partners. Gina and Angelique have combined their expertise to best serve their clients’ real estate needs. Platinum Partners Realtors is an Agent owned real estate Company servicing DuPage and surrounding counties. They presently have offices in Downers Grove (630) 435-3500 and Glen Ellyn (630) 545-3000 and consistently are in the top 3 real estate firms in DuPage County.


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mysuburbanlife.com hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., 180 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60601, Telephone: 312-782-9676, Facsimile: 312-782-4201. Please refer to file number 09018014. I551837 August 14, 21, 28, 2013 Suburban Life Media WSM 12-060824 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, -vsJOHN STAMAS; ORCHARD GATE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12CH 3682 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on March 4, 2013; John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, will on September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, th foll in de ribed

ty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dupage County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 120 Peach Tree Lane, Westmont, IL 60559 Permanent Index No.: 09-21-220-028 Improvements: Homeowners/ Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $232,624.77. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6187452 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I554169 August 14, 21, 28, 2013 Suburban Life Media WSM Get the job you want at:

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"THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-5000 21567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the Ellington Loan Acquisition Trust 2007-1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-1; Plaintiff, VS. Larry Rosol; Patricia G. Rosol; United States of America; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. f/k/a Capital One Bank; Suburban Bank & Trust Company, as Successor Trustee to Southwest Financial Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee under the provisions of a Trust Agreement dated December 31, 1993 known as Trust No. 1-0891; Defendants. 12CH 4710 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, John E. Zaruba, Sheriff of DuPage, Illinois, will on September 17, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 AM at DuPage County Sheriff`s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Southwest Lobby, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 6556 Berrywood Lane, Downers Grove, IL 60516 PIN: 09-20-210-044 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W125000. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurte ther unt be

and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 Atty. No. 21567 W12-5000 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I553588 August 7, 14, 21, 2013 Suburban Life Media DG

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pr quality 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 property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-02712. I551522 July 31, 2013 August 7, 14, 2013 Suburban Life Media WSM

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL Nationstar Mortgage, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Irina Borovaya; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 000538 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 6/10/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 9/12/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-03-315-037 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 475 N. Cass Avenue Unit #303 Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY special assessments, or special taxWHEATON, ILLINOIS es levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any RESIDENTIAL representation as to quality or CitiMortgage, Inc., PLAINTIFF Vs

gage Vs. George W. Mossman; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 000574 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 6/21/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 9/24/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-04-408-026 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 308 N. Lincoln Street Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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 th Mort th Mort

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against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C.,

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WWR: 09018014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Capital One, National Association Plaintiff vs Danny Petrovic, et .al., Defendants 11 CH 983 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 10, 2013, the Sheriff of DuPage County will on September 24, 2013 at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at DuPage County Courthouse, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 17 IN BLOCK 8 IN WESTMONT, BEING A SUBDIVISION BY ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND COMPANY OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 15, 1921 AS

DOCUMENT 146502, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 115 South Williams Street, Westmont, IL 60559 Permanent Index No. 09-09-408-004 The Judgment amount was $703,962.12 Sale terms: 10% due by cash or certified funds at the time of sale and the balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., 180 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60601, Telephone: 312-782-9676,

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING THE CONSIDERATION OF A PLAN OF OPERATION FOR AN ELECTRICITY AGGREGATION PROGRAM FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF DOWNERS GROVE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Downers Grove Township Hall located at 4340 Prince Street, Downers Grove Illinois 60515 and again on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chinese Christian Mandarin Church located at 9 South 565 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook Illinois 60527 for the purpose of considering, pursuant to Section 1-92 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3855/1-92 a plan of operation and governance for an electricity aggregation program through which the Township may arrange for the supply of electricity for its unincorporated residential and small retail customers who have not opted out of such a program. The authority to establish the electricity aggregation program was approved by the voters of the Township on Tuesday April 9, 2013. All interested parties are invited to be present at the public hearings and to be heard. Laura Hois Township Clerk Downers Grove Township August 14, 16, 21, 23, 2013 Suburban Life Media 6421 DG WSM HIN CH WIL BR DAR

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CLASSIFIED "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-5000 21567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the Ellington Loan Acquisition Trust 2007-1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-1; Plaintiff, VS. Larry Rosol; Patricia G. Rosol; United States of America; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. f/k/a Capital One Bank; Suburban Bank & Trust Company, as Successor Trustee to Southwest Financial Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee under the provisions of a Trust Agreement dated December 31, 1993 known as Trust No. 1-0891; Defendants. 12CH 4710 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, John E. Zaruba, Sheriff of DuPage, Illinois, will on September 17, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 AM at DuPage County Sheriff`s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Southwest Lobby, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 1 IN BERRYWOOD ESTATES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 1/2 AND THE EAST 93.00 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 28, 1989 AS DOCUMENT R89076743, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 6556 Berrywood Lane, Downers Grove, IL 60516 PIN: 09-20-210-044 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W125000. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 Atty. No. 21567 W12-5000 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I553588 August 7, 14, 21, 2013 Suburban Life Media DG

12-060824 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, -vsJOHN STAMAS; ORCHARD GATE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12CH 3682 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on March 4, 2013; John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, will on September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dupage County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 28 IN ORCHARD GATE BEING A SUBDIVISION IN PART OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 4, 1985 AS DOCUMENT NO. R85-85333 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 120 Peach Tree Lane, Westmont, IL 60559 Permanent Index No.: 09-21-220-028 Improvements: Homeowners/ Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $232,624.77. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6187452 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISWHEATON, ILLINOIS CHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I554169 RESIDENTIAL August 14, 21, 28, 2013 Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Suburban Life Media WSM PLAINTIFF

Vs. Irina Borovaya; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 000538 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 6/10/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 9/12/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: UNIT 303 AS DELINEATED ON SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "PARCEL") LOTS 14, 15 AND 16 IN BLOCK 7 IN ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH & CO'S WESTMONT ACRES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 (EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF NAPERVILLE ROAD) ALSO THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 ALL IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 4, 1920 AS DOCUMENT 145100, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A", TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP MADE BY NATIONAL BOULEVARD BANK OF CHICAGO, AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST NUMBER 5126, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS OF DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS DOCUMENT R75-37061, AND AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN SAID PARCEL, EXCEPTING FROM SAID PARCEL ALL THE PROPERTY AND SPACE COMPRISING ALL THE UNITS THEREOF AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION AND SURVEY TOGETHER WITH RIGHTS AND EASEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF SAID PROPERTY SET FORTH IN AFOREMENTIONED DECLARATION. PIN 09-03-315-037 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 475 N. Cass Avenue Unit #303 Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If th le is t asid fo

mysuburbanlife.com (g ). 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-02712. I551522 July 31, 2013 August 7, 14, 2013 Suburban Life Media WSM

gage gist Sy tems, Inc., as Nominee for Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Dupage County, Illinois, Document No. R2005-177217. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dupage County, in the City of Wheaton, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is September 6, 2013. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ext: 4307 Attorney No. 78700 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON 13-066681 YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISTHE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. DUPAGE COUNTY, I553662 WHEATON, ILLINOIS August 7, 14, 21, 2013 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPASuburban Life Media DG NY AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE FOR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR RESIDENTIAL ACCREDIT LOANS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DUPAGE COUNTY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-QS14, PLAINTIFF, WHEATON, ILLINOIS CENTRAL FEDERAL SAVINGS AND -vsSALVADOR ORIZABA; JOSE LOAN ASSOCIATION, a national ORIZABA A/K/A JOSE S. ORIZABA; corporation, PLAINTIFF FAIRWAY GROVE CONDOMINIUM; Vs. MIRIAM ORIZABA; UNKNOWN FILOMENA L. MAIETTA; SUFFIELD OWNERS AND NON-RECORD GARDENS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCICLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCU- ATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, PANTS DEFENDANTS DEFENDANTS 13 CH 1834 13CH 1532 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONhereby given you Jose Orizaba RECORD CLAIMANTS That this case has been coma/k/a Jose S. Orizaba and Unknown Owners and Non-Record menced in this Court against you Claimants; Unknown Occupants. and other defendants, praying for Defendants in the above entitled the foreclosure of a certain Mortsuit, that the said suit has been gage conveying the premises decommenced in the Circuit Court of scribed as follows, to-wit: Legal Description: Dupage County, by the said PlainUNIT 204D TOGETHER WITH ITS tiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTERa certain Mortgage conveying the EST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS premises described as follows, to IN SUFFIELD GARDENS CONDOMIIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED wit: UNIT 2411-1 TOGETHER WITH IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AN UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE IN- AS AS DOCUMENT NO. R79TEREST IN THE COMMON ELE- 78021, IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE MENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHUNIT IN FAIRWAY GROVE CONDO- EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNMINIUMS IN PART OF THE SOUTH- SHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST EAST QUARTER AND PART OF THE OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDISOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SEC- AN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7S040 Suffield Court, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING Unit D-204, TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOWestmont, IL 60559 and which said Mortgage was MINIUM OWNERSHIP AND PLAT OF SURVEY ATTACHED THERETO, AS made by: FILOMENA L. MAIETTA EXHIBIT "D" RECORDED AUGUST the Mortgagor(s), to CENTRAL 11, 1980 AS DOCUMENT FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASR80-45831, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, SOCIATION, a national corporation,, as Mortgagee, and ILLINOIS. Commonly known as recorded in the Office of the 2411 Ogden Avenue, Unit 1, Recorder of Deeds of DuPage County, Illinois, as Document No. Downers Grove, IL 60515 R2006-170247; and for other rePermanent Index No.: 08-01-310-049 lief; that summons was duly issued and which said Mortgage was out of said Court against you as made by Salvador Orizaba and provided by law and that the said Jose Orizaba Mortgagors, to Mort- suit is now pending. gage Electronic Registration SysNOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS

YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Chris Kachiroubas Clerk of the Circuit Court 505 N. County Farm Road P.O. Box 707 Wheaton, IL 60187 on or before September 13, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Samuel Alfassa, LTD 9038 North LaCrosse Avenue, No. 2 Skokie, IL 60077 847-933-1052 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I554086 August 14, 21, 28, 2013 Suburban Life Media WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL Fifth Third Mortgage Company PLAINTIFF Vs. Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Jerome J. Stefanik; Ann Marie Gilmore; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 02015 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Jerome J. Stefanik, Unknown Ow and Nonr d Clai nt


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mysuburbanlife.com Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 1 IN OWNER'S RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED DECEMBER 2, 1963, AS DOCUMENT R63-43855 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED JANUARY 29, 1964, AS DOCUMENT R64-3068, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 946 59th Street Downers Grove, IL 60516 and which said Mortgage was made by: Jerome J. Stefanik executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DuPage County, Illinois, as Document No. R2010-085817; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Chris Kachiroubas Clerk of the Circuit Court 505 N. County Farm Road P.O. Box 707 Wheaton, IL 60187 on or before August 30, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-12205 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I551600 July 31, 2013 August 7, 14, 2013 Suburban Life Media DG IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL CitiMortgage, Inc., PLAINTIFF Vs. George W. Mossman; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 000574 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 6/21/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 9/24/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 2 IN RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 8 TO 27 IN ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S FAIRMONT GARDENS, IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4 AND THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED DECEMBER 22, 1922 AS DOCUMENT 161586, IN DU PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 09-04-408-026 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 308 N. Lincoln Street Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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: 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 14-13-03613. I554069 August 14, 21, 28, 2013 Suburban Life Media WSM

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