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A new name and a new look for your news Today you are reading your new Lemont Reporter/ Met. Your newspaper has a new name and a new look. While the name has changed, our commitment to being your number one source of local news and information has not. In fact, over the past 12 months, our local coverage has measurably improved. I want to take a moment to share with you our rationale for making the changes you see today. One year ago this week, Shaw Media acquired Lemont Reporter/Met along with 21 other weekly community newspapers in the Chicago suburbs. We saw an opportunity to bring back the local news and information that mattered to you. We saw an opportunity to deliver that information to you any way you wanted to read it: in print, on-

FROM THE PUBLISHER J. Tom Shaw line at mysuburbanlife.com, on your smartphone, on an iPad, or even via email. We saw an opportunity to partner with our local communities in order to celebrate the fantastic culture, heritage, and events offered here in our own neighborhoods. As we set about our mission, we found that many of the local newspapers we now publish had lost some of the identity they once held as independent, family-owned papers. To get people to read the paper for the first time, or to give us another try, we realized we needed a strong, consistent message in order to effectively communicate

the improvements we’ve been making. As a result, today your Lemont Reporter/Met is now the Lemont Suburban Life. Our brand represents the best local news and information source you can find. For local news about your town online, please check out www.mysuburbanlife.com. Our popular new lifestyle magazine, Suburban Life Magazine, is available for home delivery, as well as retail locations throughout our newspaper coverage area. With a consistent name and brand identity, we will continue to provide you with the local news that matters to you. We will continue to develop effective marketing solutions with our business partners. And we will continue to work with any local nonprofit or community group to help

celebrate and improve our communities. My sincere hope is that you will find your Lemont Suburban Life a better newspaper than it was a year ago. Better in terms of news and information that is relevant to you. Better in terms of quality advertisements about local businesses in your community. Better in terms of local events and activities you may attend this weekend. Please let me know your thoughts, tips, ideas, and feedback both positive and negative. All of us at Shaw Media sincerely appreciate your readership, and your opinion matters. It’s been an exciting year, and it has been my honor to serve you. Sincerely,

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Our aim: Bringing you the best coverage of Lemont What does the name Lemont Reporter/Met mean to you? We’ve been asking that question a lot since Shaw Media purchased this newspaper and 21 others in the western suburbs in October 2012. We asked readers, government officials, business owners, chamber of commerce directors and anyone else who came to mind. Before we could figure out where we wanted to take this paper, we had to learn where it had been. What we heard were all kinds of answers. We learned that the perception of this newspaper didn’t line up entirely with what we wanted it to be. That’s partly because the paper needed to improve, and we think it has. We’ve introduced a series of changes gradually in the past

VIEWS Dave Lemery year, and we’ll continue to do so into the next year and beyond. We’re constantly brainstorming ways to make your newspaper better, more local, and more relevant to your life. In case you missed any, here are some of the improvements we’ve made: In the past year we’ve added the Mystery Diner restaurant feature, The Argyle Sweater comic, and Chicago football coverage from HubArkush.com. We introduced Planit Life in print and online to help you decide how to plan your weekend, and we added a

weather forecast to let you know if your plans might be subject to the whims of the meteorologists. The Sound Off column gives you a chance to vent or just muse on whatever’s on your mind, and we’ve increased our game coverage of local high school sports so you can keep up with what your kids, grandkids, or neighbors’ kids or grandkids are doing on the athletic fields. If there’s a new business or a great community event going on in town, our page 2 “Community snapshot” photo is a perfect place to draw some attention to it (the photo position is missing this week so we could bring you these columns). We try to get to as many of these as we can, but we’re also happy to run your

submitted photo if you get a chance to send one in. We’ve got a lot more planned, and we’ll gladly take your suggestions, too; feel free to call or email me – my contact information is at the bottom of this column. The name “Lemont Reporter/Met” has stood for many different things over the years, but just so there’s no confusion, the name “Lemont Suburban Life” stands for something specific: high quality, relevant, local news coverage of Lemont. That’s what you expect, and that’s what we work every day to deliver.

Dave Lemery is managing editor of Suburban Life Media. He can be reached at dlemery@shawmedia.com or by phone at 630-427-6250.

8CORRECTIONS Accuracy is important to the Lemont Suburban Life, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by email, msleditorial@shawmedia.com, or by phone, 630-368-1100.

8CRISIS LINES Don’t know where to turn for help? Visit the Cook County Sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Database at http:// shawurl.com/pnh. You can also call the national suicide and crisis hotlines at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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LEMONT – Lemont High School’s homecoming weekend started with a thrilling football game and ended under the sea. Those who attended the matchup against Tinley Park on Sept. 27 were treated to a comeback win by the Indians. Festivities continued the next night with the Homecoming Dance, held at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. The theme of the dance was “Journey to Atlantis.” The Homecoming king and queen were seniors Alex Keating and Becka Konicki. Other members of the

For Lemont Suburban Life’s coverage of the Homecoming game against Tinley Park, turn to the sports section on page 24.

court included juniors Autumn Rita and Andy Podczerwinski, sophomores Annie Ernst and Isaac Ziebell and freshmen Michaela Tauer and Sam Valone. The school had spirit activities during the week and held a couple Photo provided of special events: a flag football game on Sept. 24 and a dinner fundraiser Seniors Becka Konicki and Alex Keating were named Lemont High School’s homecoming queen and king. Sept. 26 at Front Street Cantina.

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8ON THE COVER The color white is the dress theme for student fans as Lemont plays its homecoming football game Sept. 27. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com

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The Lemont High School marching band plays on the sideline Sept. 27 between the first and second quarters of the school’s Homecoming football game against Tinley Park.

LEMONT – Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves said he is looking to fill one of the vacant seats on the Metra Board of Directors. Reaves is hoping to fill the District 3 seat in Cook County, which is appointed by a group of Cook County commissioners. “I believe that mayors are one of the best people to serve on the Metra Board because we have to deal with transportation on a daily basis,” he said. Chris Provenzano, a staff member for Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth Gorman, said Reaves was among the candidates who made presentations to the commissioners on Oct. 1. Provenzano said commissioners are accepting formal applications from the candidates and hope to decide on a new member before the Metra Board’s next meeting on Oct. 18. Provenzano said Reaves would have to forgo his mayoral salary if he is seated on the Board. “He would not be able to take the position if he was accepting a government salary,” he said. Reaves said he would be willing to forgo his salary in order to accept the position.

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Old Quarry Middle School evacuated after bomb threat SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – Students and staff at Old Quarry Middle School were evacuated as a

precautionary measure after a bomb threat was discovered written on a bathroom wall Tuesday morning, according to a news release

from Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A. The evacuation was conducted because of the spec-

ificity of the threat, the release said. The Cook County Bomb Squad completed a search of the building. No bomb

devices or threats were discovered, according to the release. Students and staff returned to the school and resumed regular activities at 12:45 p.m., the release said. According to the release, the Lemont Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and the Lemont Fire Protection District responded to assist with the evacuation and investigation. District 113A and Lemont police are conducting a follow-up investigation.

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Autoimmune condition? Living with an autoimmune disorder can afect every part of your life. It keeps you from enjoying the good things in life… time with your kids, grandkids, activities like goling, biking, yard work and gardening. Did you know that leaky gut syndrome is a precursor to an autoimmune disease? Did you know that your gut makes up 80% of your immune system? An autoimmune disorder is when your immune system attacks your own body. here is NO CURE for autoimmune disorders, but you can calm down the immune response NATURALLY. My name is Dr. Jefrey E Forzley, with Lemont Natural Healthcare. I am a chiropractic physician and a holistic practitioner. I am passionate about helping people with chronic health conditions. I have been in practice for 28 years. As a holistic practitioner I evaluate the whole body and the many systems of the body, integrate their relationships, manage the underlying cause and use natural methods to manage autoimmune disorders.

Are you sufering with any of these autoimmune disorders? • Hashimotos hroiditis • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Graves Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Scleroderma • Sjogren’s Syndrome • Type 1 Diabetes • Myasthenia Gravis • Ankylosing Spondylitis • Perniscious Anemia

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Medications are not always the long term answer. Medications can give you temporary relief but they DO NOT ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE of your immune imbalance. All medications have side efects. hese side efects can be more detrimental than the original symptoms sometimes.

Did you know that medications to treat autoimmune conditions can WEAKEN your immune system and lead to infections and immune degenerative conditions including cancer? here is a time to use medications but not before a NATURAL way to manage the underlying imbalance. So how do I help people with autoimmune disorders? I use a combination of speciic NEUROLOGICAL protocols and NUTRITION recommendations… Neuro-Metabolic herapy. Your Brain (nervous System) controls all other systems of the body. It controls your immune system. digestive system, endocrine (hormone) system… so if you have an immune system imbalance or autoimmune condition, evaluating and managing the nervous system is required for optimal improvement.

Your immune system. here are 2 parts to the front line defense of your immune system… TH1 (white blood cells) and TH2 (antibody response). hese 2 parts should work in balance together. But when you are sufering from an autoimmune disorder, one part is out of balance (dominant). his leads to an imbalance in TH3 which in turn leads to an autoimmune response.

Testimonials I was diagnosed with Graves Disease (autoimmune thyroid) three years ago. My endocrinologist recommended surgery to remove my thyroid and put me on medication for the rest of my life. I searched for an alternative treatment to save my thyroid and found Dr. Forzley. hrough comprehensive lab testing he found out what was causing my immune system to attack my thyroid. I have been receiving treatments and following his recommendations exactly and my lab numbers are now normal, my endocrinologist is happy, my medication has been reduced in half and I feel better. I highly recommend Dr. Forzley and his natural approach. Samantha R. I sufered from unbearable itching caused by Hives (chronic autoimmune Urticaria) for over 33 years. Steroid medications helped the symptoms temporarily but the side efects were bad. Ater an in-depth blood and metabolic analysis, Dr. Forzley found the cause of my problem. Ater 4-5 months of strictly following his recommendations, my hives are completely gone and I feel great. Cheryl P. If your immune system is not managed properly, your condition can worsen, result in a poor quality of life, cause a shortening of the length of your life and cause other autoimmune disorders. Holistic herapy can manage autoimmune conditions by: 1) inding and balancing the underlying cause. 2) lowering the self destructive efects of the immune system. 3) using natural therapies that work with your body.

I can work with your immune system NATURALLY and balance the TH1, TH2, TH3 and TH17. You can never be cured of an autoimmune disorder. BUT, you can get symptom relief and calm down the immune attack on you own body. You must get a detailed immune system evaluation followed by speciic recommendation based on those tests. Guess what stimulates TH1?Vitamin C. But if you are TH1 dominant, Taking vitamin C will WORSEN your immune response. hat’s right worsen. We need to identify which part of your immune system is dominant in order to calm down the immune system. I don’t treat or cure autoimmune disorders. By using speciic neurological and nutritional protocols, I help to decrease your body’s inlammation, detoxify your body, balance TH1, TH2, TH3 and TH17 which NATURALLY boosts your immune system. THAT is how I address autoimmune disorders.

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LEMONT – Joseph Hayes, 43, of 415 Glenys Drive, Lemont, has been charged with homicide by operation of a vehicle while intoxicated after a fatal traffic collision on Sept. 27 in Wisconsin. Marinette County District Attorney Allen Brey said Hayes also was charged with causing death by operation of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted on either felony count, he would face a maximum 15 years in prison. Additionally, Hayes is being charged with two misdemeanors of causing injury by operation while intoxicated and causing injury by operation with prohibited alcohol concentration, Brey said. Those charges would include a maximum of one year in jail. According to a Marinette County Sheriff’s Department report, Hayes hit two vehicles while driving in the wrong lane of a highway at 10:55 p.m.

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LEMONT – Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A has reached a threeyear collective bargaining agreement with its teacher and support staff unions, according to a news release from the district. Superintendent Susan Birkenmaier said the teachers ratified the contract during a Sept. 26 vote. The Board of Education approved the contract by a 5-2 vote during its Wednesday meeting. The teachers’ contract expired at the end of June, and the district and teacher’s union had been negotiating a new contract since then. According to the release, the teachers will receive a two percent pay increase this school year, as well as an additional two percent pay increase as a result of changes to contributions to their health care plan. The support staff will receive a two and three percent increase. “We’re very comfortable in feeling we can afford to give the raise this year,” Board President Cindy Kelly said. Board member Mike Aurelio, who, along with Brian Bushnell, voted against the contract, said the contract gave the unions more than the dis-

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Years ago the District 200 School Board cut “B” team sports from the middle school level with the promise of trying to bring them back in the near future. That time is now. Approximately 140 more student-athletes could participate in girls volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball if we reinstated teams at this level. If you are a believer of kids being actively involved in sports and the benefits that come along with that, email the school board at board@ cusd200.org and let them know to bring back the “B.”

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Recently, an adult male was charged with watching porn in the youth department of Westmont library. He would not be able to do that if the library cares more about our children and installs software that blocks adult material. Who knows how many children were exposed to this online filth? All public libraries should protect children from this. They are funded by our taxes, and we want our children to be safe at the library. Public schools get funds from taxpayers, too, and they have filters on computers that students use. Why not public libraries? If we want to raise moral and responsible citizens, do your part, libraries. It takes the whole village to raise a child!

Response to ‘dogs need homes’ What? The vet tried to make you pay for antibiotics your puppy mill dog needed for parasites? You wanted them to bill the pet shop? So, did the dog get the antibiotics, and did the vet provide you with that service for free? Must have been the vet’s fault you bought a dog from a puppy mill, right? Seriously!

Bad language on the bus School bus drivers should be allowed to report bad language use. I’m referring to junior high students. Parents, are you aware of your child’s filthy mouth? Teachers should have a class

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on manners on the school bus. This has been going on for years, and it’s getting worse. I heard my grandson and friends and I was shocked. Please get a bar of soap ready.

Trumping our laws Our president has stated that he is eager to sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Articles 8, 12 and 15 of that treaty create international pressure for every nation to register all gun owners who purchase guns imported from other countries. The text of the treaty states that it is of unlimited duration, so even if the current U.S. Senate does not ratify the treaty after the president signs it, it still exists and waits patiently for some future Senate years later to get the two-thirds majority for ratification. Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution states that all treaties made by the U.S. are supreme law, regardless of anything to the contrary in the U.S. Constitution itself, U.S. laws or state laws. Yes, treaties, signed and ratified, trump anything in the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment. Thank you.


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More special needs resources for area Collaboration among inter-governmental agencies is a long-standing tradition in Lemont and its neighboring communities. To continue this proud tradition, Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A is partnering with the Lemont Public Library, the Friends of the Lemont Public Library and the former Lemont Association for Attention Deficit Disorder to purchase a special collection of books and materials related to awareness and understanding of children with disabilities. This collection will be housed at the Lemont Public Library for use by students,

“As the partnership formed, the Friends of the Lemont Public Library and an individual member of that group matched the original donation of $500.”

COMMUNITY VOICE Susan Birkenmaier parents, siblings, friends and interested parties. The idea came from a community member who sought a way to help the Special Education Parent Group at District 113A. A former affiliate of the Lemont Association for Attention Deficit Disorder, generously donated the remaining money from that organization. After deciding on a format for collecting the mate-

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rials, the Special Education Parent Group suggested that the Lemont Public Library would be an easily accessible location for families and interested community members to find the books and materials. As the partnership formed, the Friends of the Lemont Public Library and an individual member of that group matched the original donation of $500.

The two organizations’ librarians collaborated to select and catalogue the materials. A kick-off event sponsored by members of this partnership will be held to unveil the parent collection at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Library. Examples of the books include, “The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing

Disorder,” by Carol Stock Kranowitz, “All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome,” by Kathy Hoopmann and “Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs,” by Donald Meyer and Patricia Vadasy. These partners acknowledge the existence of individual differences in the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of children. They look forward to the community’s frequent use of these valuable resources.

Susan Birkenmaier is the superintendent of Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A

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Grand knight thanks fundraiser participants To the Editor: On behalf of Lemont Knights of Columbus Council 1599, we wish to thank the many sponsors and contributors to this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive. We were blessed to have sufficient sponsors to underwrite the cost of the candy given out on the street corners. This drive is especially important to us in our charity efforts to support mentally challenged persons in Lemont. We are pleased that

more than 95 percent of the funds are used directly for program support for these special people. We had more than 30 volunteers and Knights stand in front of stores and street corners raising these important funds. We were able to raise more than $5,000 to contribute to four nonprofit organizations in Lemont that service mentally challenged persons. We thank all who gave, supported and worked for this year’s drive.

Q: What was the first car you owned? “A 1948 Plymouth. It was built like a tank out of thick steel and I felt safe in it.” Stephanie Kovacik, Lemont

“A 1983 Buick Regal. It was stolen six weeks later.” Barbara Fugiel, Lemont

“A 1957 Renault Dauphine. I used to have to push it to get it started in the winter.” Leo Von Braun, Lemont

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Robert Derbas, 18, of 220 Cass St., was charged with criminal damage to property after an incident at 8:35 p.m. Sept. 24 in the 300 block of Illinois Street.

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Vandalism DUI • Collin Rafferty, 18, of 109 Timberline Drive, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, criminal trespass to state property, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle after a traffic stop at 10:26 p.m. Sept. 19 at Roberta Street and Timberline Drive. • Zbigniew Tyrala, 38, of 14564 W. 136th St., Homer Glen, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving after a traffic incident at 8:39 p.m. Sept. 21 at McCarthy Road and Archer Avenue. • Mary Ann Gines, 35, of 814 Singer Ave., was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and speeding after a traffic stop at 3:07 a.m. Sept. 24 at State Street and Old Lemont Road.

Drug paraphernalia • Peter Corse, 24, of 43 Sun Hill Lane, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident at 2:17 a.m. Sept. 29 at Warner Avenue and Logan Street. • Michael Farr, 41, of 625 N. Madison St., Oswego, was given a local citation for possession of drug paraphernalia after a stop at 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at New Avenue and Ceco Road.

Theft Seventy euros were removed from a vehicle parked in a garage between Sept. 26 and 27 in the zero block of Sawgrass Drive.

Retail theft • Robert Garber, 35, of 507 Amherst Ave., Romeoville, was charged with retail theft after an incident on Sept. 19 in the 13400 block of Archer Avenue. • A juvenile was charged with retail theft after an incident on Sept. 28 in the 13400 block of Archer Avenue.

A residence was pelted with eggs and toilet paper and was written on with spray paint and shaving cream between 11 p.m. Sept. 26 and 6:25 p.m. Sept. 27 in the 500 block of Singer Avenue.

Telephone harassment Vicki Diggles, 48, of 1240 131st Court, was charged with harassment by telephone after an incident at 3:34 p.m. Sept. 25 in the 1100 block of State Street.

Public intoxication Robert Desmond, 23, of 1014 Cherokee Place, was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at 1:34 a.m. Sept. 29 in the 1000 block of Cherokee Place.

Underage alcohol consumption • A juvenile was charged with underage consumption after an incident at 12:42 a.m. Sept. 28 at 127th Street and Chestnut Crossing. • Three juveniles were charged with underage possession and consumption of alcohol after an incident on Sept. 28 at State Street and Arbor Drive.

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License violations • Joseph Westferro, 27, of 13069 Bluegrass Drive, was charged with driving while license suspended and failure to signal after a traffic stop at 9:39 p.m. Sept. 24 in the 15700 block of 127th Street. • Diego Perez, 18, of 1109 Ridgewood Ave., Joliet, was charged with no valid Illinois drivers license, operation of uninsured motor vehicle and failure to signal when required after a traffic stop at 8:50 a.m. Sept. 24 at New Avenue and Lockport Street. • Manuel Basco, 43, of 3512 61st St., Cicero, was charged with no drivers license and no insurance after a traffic stop at 7:02 a.m. Sept. 26 in the 15700 block of New Avenue.

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Scott Collis moved his family from Australia three years ago to join the staff at Argonne National Laboratory’s Environmental Science Division.

Australian meteorologist takes Argonne by storm By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – People who move to the Chicago area often talk about the weather, but climate scientist Scott Collis finds it a particularly interesting subject. Collis, a radar meteorologist with Argonne National Laboratory’s Environmental Science Division, moved to Clarendon Hills from Australia three years ago. Collis was recently named one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” for his climate and meteorology research. The Brilliant 10 are a group of 10 researchers younger than 40 who “have made revolu-

More about Scott Collis Age: 35 Residence: Clarendon Hills Hometown: Grew up in Sydney, Australia Education: Doctorate of physical sciences from Australian National University Family: Wife, Louise, and 9-year-old daughter, Isabelle Hobbies: Cycling and home brewing

tionary contributions to their fields,” according to an Argonne news release. Collis said his work involves building climate models to bet-

ter understand the regional effects of climate change. “The overall big picture is to better understand the way the atmosphere works,” he said. Collis said he first became involved with the U.S. Department of Energy while working in Australia, where the department funded his study of the Australian wet season. When the department built a weather radar network, it recruited him to work at Argonne, he said. “My wife and I decided it was quite the adventure, so we packed the family and came up here,” he said. Collis said his family has settled nicely in Clarendon Hills. “It’s very family friendly,”

he said. The move required adjustments, he said, such as learning what a gallon is, driving on the other side of the road and discovering that meal portions in restaurants are larger than he’s used to. And even though he is a climate scientist, Collis said the Chicago area weather still managed to surprise him. He was expecting the snow and cold during the winter but not the summer thunderstorms and tornadoes. “I was not prepared for wet humidity and heat,” he said. Collis said he also was surprised by receiving the honor from Popular Science, which he called gratifying and humbling. “As a scientist, you focus in

on your science almost to the point of not looking at how other people see your science,” he said. Rao Kotamarthi, senior program manager for the Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Research Group, is Collis’ direct supervisor. He said Collis’ knowledge and enthusiasm have been a great asset to the group. “He has a way of expressing his ideas and getting them across to a large number of people that is very effective,” Kotamarthi said. Collis said the honor shows that the editors of the magazine value the field that he studies. “I think my science is cool and interesting and I’m glad people feel the same,” he said.

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LEMONT – Owners can bring their dogs for microchipping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lemont Police Department, 14600 W. 127th St. This event is sponsored in conjunction with Cache Creek Animal Rescue of Joliet, which will receive all proceeds from the event. Cache Creek will have pets available for adoption. The cost is $15, and owners must present a valid rabies vaccination certificate for each dog. For more information, call Cache Creek at 815-582-4062.

LEMONT – The Lemont Fire Protection District will hold its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Fire Station One, 15900 New Ave., Lemont. At the open house, the public can visit with firefighters and their families, tour some of the department’s emergency vehicles and interact with representatives from area businesses and emergency management agencies. For more information, contact the Lemont Fire Protection District at 630-257-0191.

8NEWS BRIEFS Organizations holding supply drive for veterans LEMONT – The Lemont Public Library is partnering with Lemont VFW Post 5819 and the Rotary Club of Lemont-Homer Glen to collect office supplies, paper products, linens, gift cards, cleaning supplies and more for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton and the Hines V.A. Hospital in North Riverside. Items may be dropped off at the library, 50 E. Wend St., Lemont, during regular hours. To arrange pickup for a large donation, call Sandra Pointon at

630-257-6541. For every item donated, patrons will receive a coupon good for $1 off library fines or $1 worth of free printing.

Students invited to battle of the bands LEMONT – Mount Assisi Academy, 13860 Main St., Lemont, will hold a Rockin’ the Hill Fall Fun Fest from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today. The event, open to young people in grades five to eight, features students from Chicago area all-boys’ schools competing in a battle of the bands. The Fun Fest is free and in-

Lemont bank hosting blood drive Saturday LEMONT – MB Financial Bank, 1151 State St., Lemont, will hold a fall blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Photo identification is required and eligible donors will receive a free gift. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors can schedule an appointment by calling Stephanie at 630-243-3729.

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Lemont resident Mary Wheatley, the mother of fallen Chicago firefighter Christopher Wheatley, was surprised by the presentation of her son’s first firefighter jacket on Sept. 28 at her home. The delivery was made by members of the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department, Lemont Police Department and Illinois State Troopers, as well as a group of motorcycle riders.

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LEMONT Mount Assisi Academy Class of 1963 Reunion, Saturday and Sunday, Mount Assisi Academy, 13860 Main Street, Lemont. Cost is $45 a person. For more information, please contact Carrie Peters at 630-2577844 ext. 223. 13th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest & Activities, 9 a.m. Saturday, Puckerville Farms, 13332 Bell Road,

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WHERE: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends in October and Columbus Day COST & INFO: Regular admission; color updates at mortonarb.org; race registration at mortonarb.org/fallcolor5k The Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash will start at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Registration includes admission to the Arboretum. The 5K Run & Walk fees are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers or $35 on race day. The Kid’s Dash costs $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers or $15 on race day.

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WHERE: Fire station 5, 6701 Main St., Downers Grove WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 COST & INFO: Free; Gina Barr at 630-4345990 As part of National Fire Prevention Week, a Night at the Firehouse features rappelling demonstrations, a real fire pole kids can slide down, side-by-side burn room sprinkler demos, and various agencies on hand to promote safety. At about 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, the annual Silent Parade will travel from Hinsdale to Downers Grove, ending on Route 53 in Lisle, honoring all those lost in fires. Vehicles will display lights only, and no sirens will be sounded.

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Taste serves savory Indian Chinese fusion A restaurant labeling itself a “fusion” experience often means: “We have sushi, General Tso’s Chicken and Pad Thai.” Instead of marrying tastes for a different twist on a dish or cuisine, it’s more about mixing menus to attract a wider variety of patrons. Not so for Taste – Indian Chinese Cuisine in Downers Grove. It takes Chinese dishes and ingredients and tumbles them together with traditional Indian spices and flavors. Hints of cumin, coriander, honey, chili oil and curry hit the spots where chili paste, hoisin sauce and five spice usually are. Even the interior is an interesting blend of the two cultures. Curtains at the doorway open into a spacious room filled with Asian vases, paintings and pictures. In the evening, the lights are dimmed for a mellow ambiance. Despite both cuisines being known for their big, sometimes overwhelming flavors, the fare at Taste is superbly balanced and understated. This type of fusion has been refined in the 100 years since groups of Chinese migrated to India and embraced their new country. My dining partner and I Suburban Life Media photos started with an order of the Shrimp Pepper Salt appetizer. Chili Shrimp packs a wonderfully complex piquancy complemented by smokey flavors at Taste in Downers Grove. From the first bite, we knew we were in for an interesting More photos online – and delicious – meal. The Taste breading was incredibly light To see more photos from Taste, and delicate. It provided a nice Where: Tucked inside Meadfind this story online at PlanitLife. crunch before giving way to owbrook Shopping Center, 2117 com/mysterydiner the tasty shrimp beneath. W. 63rd St., Downers Grove True to its name, its definHours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ing taste was pepper. The recTuesday through Thursday and chili peppers. ipe highlights how delicious Sunday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For our other main course, quality pepper can be in the Friday and Saturday; closed specialty dish of shrimp, onion we ordered another shrimp Mondays dish that caught our eye and scallions. A mild garlic Dress code: Casual – Chili Shrimp. Our server flavor melded it all together. Info: 630-541-9872, www. suggested we try it “dry” For one of our entrees, we taste63rd.com – without sauce – and with an ordered the Eggplant Chili order of noodles. Honey (Taste seems to let the The shrimp was the perfect dish names speak for themIs it your usual Chinese blend of both Indian and selves). It was smothered in a A tasty appetizer is Shrimp Pepper Salt, featuring delicate breading food? Certainly not. But as thick sauce that was much less Chinese – a little spicy with a long as you aren’t looking for sweet and more savory than lot of inviting smokey flavors. and tender shrimp. anything I had received in The lack of sauce really helped standard Kung Pao – or Paneer The Mystery Diner is a the restaurant staff before or years of takeout. The eggplant bring out all the subtle tastes – Taste is the perfect kind newsroom employee at Subduring the meal. Only positive was lightly fried and surround- and spices of Indian cuisine. of fusion to jostle your taste dining experiences will result ed with fresh-cooked green buds and satisfy your culinary urban Life Media. The diner’s The dish was tied together identity is not revealed to in published reviews. peppers, onion, pineapple and sense of adventure. with a wonderful chili oil.


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FRIDAY, OCT. 4 Wire Grand Opening, Friday and Saturday, Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Wire, the new music venue in Berwyn, will host grand opening festivities on Friday and Saturday. Tributosaurus will become ELO on Friday. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is at 9 p.m. with a $20 cover charge. Mr. Blotto with Axes of Evil will perform on Saturday. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with a $15 cover charge. For information, visit Wire’s

5K ON COD CAMPUS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 WHERE: College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn COST & INFO: College of DuPage plays host to the third annual Laps with the Chaps 5K/1-Mile Dash. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships. Sponsored by Naperville Running Company, the race begins and ends in the Chaparral Stadium, with the course winding through campus. Advance registration through 3 p.m. Oct. 16 costs $30 for the 5K; $10 for the 1-Mile; for both events as individual registrant, $35, or $30 as team member; and $25 for the 5K as a team member. On race day, events cost $10 more, $5 for the 1-Mile. To register, visit www.cod.edu/5k or contact Ami Chambers, race co-director, at 630-942-3823 or COD5K@cod.edu. Facebook page. Advance tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com/ venue/9923-wire. Movies in the afternoon, 1:30 p.m. Friday, North Berwyn Park District Community Center, 1619 Wesley Ave., Berwyn. Free popcorn and beverage. Hosted by North Berwyn Park District. Call 708-749-4900. Ballroom Dancing Variety Showcase, 2 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Celebrate the Elmhurst Public Library’s 10th anniversary in their new building. The popular duo Norm & Heidi Lucky will return to perform popular ballroom dances such as Foxtrot, Tango, Samba, Tennessee Waltz, and more. For information, call the library at 630-279-8696. Teen Movie Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Watch a movie in the Vortex with friends. All movies rated PG-13 and below. Contact the Vortex for movie title information. For grades 6 to 12. For information, call 630-685-4199. “Emergence” Art Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio, 122 Calendar Ave., La Grange. Check out the reception for Charlotte Cziperle’s new show, “Emergence.” Acoustic guitarist Jason Deroche will entertain. Free admission. For information, please call 708-352-3101 or visit

www.lagrangeartleague.org. “Fall into Art” Opening Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Gallery 200, 200 Main Street, West Chicago. The opening reception of “Fall into Art,” the new exhibit at Gallery 200. Members of the Gallery celebrate Artoberfest during the month with a mixed media collaboration of seasonal works on display through Oct. 27. Light refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by member artist and musician Mandy Rakow. For information, call 630-293-9550 or visit www.gallery200.org. Bridge Communities’ Silver Jubilee, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, The Esplanade, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Enjoy epicurean delights, reminisce with friends old and new, applaud achievements, dream big about the future, and dance the night away amidst laughter and good cheer.Each guest/ couple in attendance will receive a special commemorative gift. Cost is $75 per person. To RSVP or for information, call 630-545-0610 ext. 45 or visit www.bridgecommunities.org. Movie at the Library: “Warm Bodies,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a

zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies. Refreshments will be available. Register in advance with a valid EPL card. For grades 6-12. To register, call 630-279-8696 or visit www. elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Ladies Night Out, 7 p.m. Friday, Lombard Christian Reformed Church, 2020 S Meyers Road, Lombard. Spend the evening with Marcia Ramsland, the Organizing Pro as she shares her tips to help you simplify your life. Admission costs $10 at the door, and reservations are required. Make reservations at www.lombardcrc.org or calling 630-495-3080. The Reese Dailey Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Q Bar, 8109 S. Cass Ave., Darien. This band delivers a high energy Rust Belt mix of blues, Southern Rock, and party music, fronted by dynamic singer/guitarist Reese Dailey. $5 cover charge. For information, call 630-241-0970.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5 Civil War Re-enactment at Cantigny, Saturday and Sunday, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln and Harriet Tubman will perform outside the First Division Museum on Saturday, and

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“Next to Normal,” Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, runs through Friday. Driven by a score featuring more than 30 original pop/rock songs, the narrative digs into a household’s foundation, unearthing skeletons of the past. This is a musical that asks the question: Can the seemingly perfect family survive an insurmountable event and tender the untenable? The performance schedule is: Friday at 8 p.m. ($49), Saturday at 5 p.m. ($49). For reservations, call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630-530-0111, TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www. drurylane.com. The Asylum Xperiment Haunted House, Friday and Saturday, The Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Voted the No. 1 haunted house in the state of Illinois for 2012. Guests are actively part of the horror, controlling internal scares via video feeds from the inner sanctum, alarming other patrons already inside the show. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Open select dates through November 2. “Broken Fences” at 16th Street Theater, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26, 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn. Written by Steven Simoncic, this play focuses on two neighboring couples, one black and one white, in Chicago’s gentrifying Garfield Park. Named “Best Emerging Theater 2013” in Chicago Magazin. General admission is $18 each with group pricing available. Performances times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (No 5 p.m. show on Septmber 21.) Blues at the Harlem Avenue Lounge Thursday, Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Shows start at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Oct. 3: Open Mic Blues Jam (free); Oct. 4: Harry Garner Blues Band at 9:30 p.m. ($6 cover); Oct. 5: Sharon Lewis & The Texas Fire at 9:30 p.m. ($6 cover). For information, visit www. HarlemAvenueLounge.com.


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spectators can witness artillery demonstrations, infantry drills and skirmishes on the Cantigny Parade Field both days. A battleield surgeon will perform at the camp’s hospital tent (caution: not for the faint of heart). Visitors also can listen to The Battleield Balladeers perform songs from the Civil War era. This is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. For information and speciic times, visit irstdivisionmuseum.org. Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kindlon Hall, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle. Named in honor of the late Fr. Michael, a well-known and beloved igure in local art circles who passed away in 2009, the gallery features a selection of paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics from locally, regionally and internationally recognized artists. Fr. Michael’s lifelong passion for art led to the creation of one of the inest private art and sculpture collections in the Midwest, today numbering more than 4,000 pieces. For information, visit www.ben. edu/komechakartgallery, email komechakartgallery@ben.edu or call 630-829-6320. Chicago History Author Series, 4 p.m. Saturday, Lisle Depot, Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School Street, Lisle. Explore the city of Chicago from nine different perspectives. Enjoy an introductory crash course on the history of Chicago and dive deeper into the annals of cultural history at each week’s program. This is a free event; seating is on a irst-come basis and registration is not required. Discussions start at 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Oct. 5: Michael Corcoran, “Hollywood on Lake Michigan.” Author subject to change without notice. For information, visit LisleParkDistrict. org/authors. The Official Blues Brothers Revue, 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. This live concert show combines the comedy and hit songs from the classic movie, with hits such as “Soul Man” and “Sweet Home Chicago.” Tickets start at $20. For information, call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu. Voices From Beyond Haunted Tours, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Start at Elmhurst College’s Mill Theater, 251 Walter Street, Elmhurst. Join former criminal investigator Ray Johnson and paranormal investigators Kirsten Tillman and Beth Shields as they take you on a guided tour of Elmhurst’s spookier side. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Free parking available at the Municipal Parking on Adelaide, approximately 2 blocks east of tour start location, and on street. For information and reservations,

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SUNDAY, OCT. 6 Fall Fest at We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1050 W. Washington, West Chicago. Musical entertainment, face painting, pumpkin painting, Throwing Sponges game, rafle prizes and more. There will also be special pricing on pumpkins, mums and other fall plants. For information, call 630-293-0100. Happy Hands Methodist Preschool Open House, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 25 W. Custer Street, Lemont. Explore the programs, tour the preschool facility, meet the staff, enjoy some refreshments, and experience a day in the life of a child at HHMP. Tastefully Simple will also be present for the opportunity to purchase items to beneit the school. Call 630-2573112 for further information. Two Brothers Autumn Beer Dinner, 6 p.m. Sunday, Courtright’s, 8989 Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Chef Bacle has paired select seasonal dishes with a variety of Two Brothers beers. The cost is $70 per person, tax and service additional. Call for reservations. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For information and the complete menu and beer pairings, visit www. courtrights.com. Villa Park French Market, 8 a.m. to

1 p.m. Sunday, Villa Park French Market, On Park Boulevard, West side of Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park. For information, call 312-575-0286 or visit www.bensidounusa.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 7 Hinsdale Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Hinsdale Farmers Market, 30 E Chicago Ave, Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-3952 or visit www.hinsdalechamber.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 8 Duo of Petra van Nuis and Larry Harris, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Creek Wine Bar, 8900 Fairview Ave., Brookield. No cover charge and no minimum. For information, visit www.saltcreekwinebar.com. Lemont Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Talcott Square, Stephen Street & Talcott Street, Lemont. Through Oct. 29. For information, visit www.lemont.il.us.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 Wine Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Autre Monde Cafe, 6727 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. For information, call 708-775-8122 or visit www.autremondecafe.net. Berwyn Art League, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Pavek Community Center, 31st Street and East Avenue, Berwyn. Does not meet June, July and August. Yearly membership dues required. Bloomingdale Artist’s Association, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale. Meets September through May. $25 a year or $5 per meeting. For information, call 630-539-3096.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10 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 312-5750286 or visit www.bensidounusa. com. End of Summer Patio Party at Carlucci, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterield Road, Downers Grove. Featuring 16 unique craft beers, wide-ranging wine selection and a full dinner buffet of Italian favorites. One of Chicago’s top cover bands, Soda will perform. Cost is $20 and includes buffet and 3 drink tickets. No RSVP needed. For information, call 630-512-0990 or visit www. carluccirestaurant.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 information, call 708387-7550.


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Hey, folks, if you didn’t want to be up all week with nightmares, you probably shouldn’t have watched the Saints dismantle the previously undefeated Miami Dolphins on Monday night to remain one of only two undefeated teams in the NFC. They are 4-0, along with the Seahawks. New Orleans has been one of the top offenses in the NFL since it won the Super Bowl in 2009, but has struggled mightily on defense in recent seasons. The Saints also had to overcome the stain of Bountygate in 2012 and play the entire season without head coach Sean Payton. But Payton is back this season, and he brought new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan with him. Suddenly, the Saints are looking like they could be

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– The lowest scorer to make our top 20, Richardson should start to pick up steam on his new club. An argument could be made to move him up into the top five or six. 11. Jimmy Graham (81) – A tight end at #11? The guy is unstoppable.

12. Demaryius Thomas (64) – The best receiver on the league’s best offense is the first wideout off the board. The next tier of quarterbacks is Matthew Stafford (81), Tom Brady (64) and Matt Ryan (83). The pre-draft thinking involved RG III, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson stepping up as elite quarterbacks, creating a glut of talent at that position. Consequently – the thinking went – you should focus early picks on dependable running backs

like Spiller, Ray Rice, Chris Johnson and Doug Martin. As so often happens, the plan did not survive first contact with the enemy. Spiller, who went second overall in many drafts, has been downright awful. Johnson and Rice haven’t been much better. Griffin, Kaepernick and Wilson have had some moments, but they’re not even close to sniffing the production of the top three quarterbacks. If you have Manning, Brees or Rodgers (especially in a 12-team league) chances are you’re already competitive. Throw in a few other decent players and you’re a contender. And if you drafted Spiller and Chris Johnson with your first two picks? Well, it’s never too early to get a start on those leaves that are piling up in your backyard.

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Imagine, if you will, a world in which we could scrap the first four weeks of the fantasy season and start anew. Now, that might not sound great if you’re 3-1 or 4-0, but if you’re 0-4 or 1-3, a fresh start probably seems like a great idea. In August, no one was predicting that Peyton Manning would be averaging more than 30 points a game, and no one expected Trent Richardson to be playing for the Colts. Several “can’t-miss” first-round running backs did miss, and they missed like a Jay Cutler cross-body pass thrown off his back foot. The top 12 players, if the draft were held today (fantasy points in parentheses): 1. Adrian Peterson (81) – No one could blame you if you took manning instead, but

given the relative value of the next running back you’d have a chance to draft, you’d have to consider AP. 2. Peyton Manning (122) – Forget the notion that the first round has to feature running backs, running backs and more running backs. Manning is off to an unbelievable start and – given the plethora of targets in Denver – it’s hard to imagine that his success won’t continue. 3. LeSean McCoy (70) – The read option may not revolutionize the NFL, but it will undoubtedly lead to some more long runs. 4. Drew Brees (100) – Brees is currently fantasy’s second-leading scorer, averaging 25 per game. 5. Aaron Rodgers (73 in three weeks) – There is a fairly significant drop-off at quarterback after Manning, Brees and Rodgers. 6. Jamaal Charles (71) – Like

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A host of Lemont defenders, including Jacob Pack (left), Jakob McNamara, Anthony Berta (grabbing the left leg) and Drew Hayes (right) bring down the Tinley Park quarterback on Sept. 27.

A special win By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – It was a win Lemont’s football team needed to have, and it came in memorable fashion. Running back Julio Aleman ran 11 yards for the goahead touchdown with 4:36 left to play as the Indians scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to win 24-17 over visiting Tinley Park on Sept. 27. The Indians improved to 2-3 and will take on Hillcrest tonight in their final scheduled home game of the season. Key special teams plays helped set up two of the scores, including a wild stretch in the

Lemont 24 Tinley Park 17 Lemont top performers Passing: Chris Thompson 9-of-18, 105 yards, TD Rushing: Julio Aleman 11-59, 2 TD Receiving: Jimmy Kepouros 2-52, TD Defense: Drew Hayes 9 tackles; Anthony Berta 7 tackles third quarter when Lemont recovered its own kickoffs twice in a row. “We’ve been struggling with special teams, and the kids came out in the second half and executed some differ-

ent things and I’m very proud of them,” head coach Eric Michaelsen said. The Indians trailed Tinley Park 17-3 at the half. The lone field goal came when a bad punt snap by the Titans resulted in the Indians getting the ball at Tinley Park’s 10-yard line. Lemont struggled to move the ball much of the first half and the Titans scored three times, including a touchdown pass to end the half. But the second half was a different story. The Indians marched down the field to start the third quarter and scored on a 16-yard Aleman run.

Special teams spark Indians in big second-half comeback Because of a personal foul called on Tinley Park for running into the kicker on the extra point, Lemont kicked off from the Tinley Park 45-yard line. The Indians opted for the onside kick, and Jamie Glista recovered it at the Tinley Park 30-yard line. Two plays later, quarterback Chris Thompson threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Kepouros to tie the game at 17-17. The Indians’ ensuing kickoff appeared to be heading out of bounds, and as the Titans backed off Kepouros hustled down the field to recover the kick and give the ball back to the Indians’ offense at the Tin-

ley Park 18-yard line. The drive ended with a turnover, but Lemont still had the momentum, and special teams again played a role in setting up the winning touchdown drive. With the Indians’ defense forcing the Titans to punt following the turnover, Kepouros returned the punt down to the Tinley Park 35-yard line to set up Aleman’s winning score. Following the wild, comefrom-behind win on homecoming, Michaelsen could not explain the reason for the difference in his team’s first- and second-half performances. “If I knew that,” he said, “we would do it in the first half.”


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SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – Lemont’s football team didn’t give the homecoming crowd much to cheer about in the first half of last Friday’s game against Tinley Park, but things changed in the second half. The Indians ramped up their special teams play, scored 21 unanswered points in the final two quarters, and won 2417 to send their fans home happy.

Lemont defensive back Anthony Berta (right) goes face-to-face with a Tinley Park player.

Team W-L Conf. W-L Joliet Catholic 5-0 3-0 Benet 5-0 2-0 Notre Dame 5-0 2-0 Marist 3-2 2-1 Nazareth 3-2 1-2 St. Viator 3-2 1-2 Carmel 1-4 1-2 St. Patrick 2-3 0-2 Marian 2-3 0-3

Lemont varsity football players, including Anthony Berta (No. 6) and Mike Kardas (right) raise their helmets during the closing notes of the National Anthem before the game on Sept. 27.

When: 7 p.m. today Where: 800 Porter Street, Lemont 2013 records: Hillcrest 0-5 (0-3 SSB); Lemont 2-3 (1-1 SSB) Outlook: Lemont might have literally saved its season after coming back from a 17-3 halftime deficit to defeat Tinley Park 24-17 on Sept. 27. The Indians need at least three more wins to have a chance at qualifying for the playoffs and that now seems doable with only one remaining opponent having a current record above .500. First up is a Hillcrest squad that is still searching for its first win in 2013. But the Hawks are no pushover, evidenced by their closely-contested 21-16 loss to Oak Forest last week. The squad also dropped a five-point decision to Thornton Fractional North in Week 3. As for the Indians, they have yet to put a full game together. Lemont has shown glimpses of greatness, including its three-touchdown performance in the second half last week, but consistently has eluded the team. In a schedule oddity, this contest will also mark the final home game of the season for the Indians, who travel to Thornton Fractional North, Bremen and Thornton Fractional South over the final three weeks of the season.

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Lemont swimming making waves Indians are clocking best times ever so far this season By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – The Lemont girls swim team might not be large in numbers, but there is plenty of talent to go around for the Indians. Coming off a second-place finish in the South Subur-

ban Conference a year ago, Lemont has a strong core returning to the pool this fall. Leading the group of 15 swimmers are senior Erin Bendle, junior Annette Lesnicki and sophomores Bridget Doherty and Sarah Oprzedek. Freshman Sarah DeCe-

Lemont swimming Coach: Erin Boyd Top swimmers: Erin Bendle, sr., 500 free, 200 free, 100 breaststroke Annette Lesnicki, jr., 100 fly, 200 IM Bridget Doherty, so., 50 free, 100 free Sarah Oprzedek, so., 100 fly, 50 free Sarah DeCesare, fr,. 50 free sare is a newcomer who also has become a main contributor so far this season. “They are a great group

to work with,” head coach Erin Boyd said. “It has been nice getting to know all the swimmers and working with them on getting better. They are extremely positive and work hard.” The stiffest competition within the SSC figures to come from Oak Forest and Tinley Park. Lemont is scheduled to host Tinley Park on Tuesday before heading to Oak Forest on Oct. 15. As for the state series, the

Indians came in sixth place at the Sandburg sectional in 2012 but did not have any state qualifiers. That could change this time around when Lemont competes at the Neuqua Valley sectional Nov. 16. “We are just working for best times and team records that we can break,” Boyd added. “And so far, things are going really well. We are getting some of our best times this year.”

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Lemont cross country third at Tinley Park SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA

Competing at the Tinley Park Invitational Saturday, Lemont’s girls cross country team finished third in the small-school division, which featured 15 teams. Taylor Campos came in second place with a time of 19:03 while Gabby Voltarel followed in third with a clocking of 19:15.

BOYS SOCCER Lemont Behind a pair of goals from Teddy Trifunoski, Lemont defeated Shepard 2-0 on Tuesday. The squad will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to take on Lincoln-Way North at 11:45 a.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Lemont Lemont’s girls volleyball team improved to 20-5 on the season and 8-1 in the South Suburban Blue conference after defeating Shepard 22-25, 25-14, 25-16 Tuesday. Ali Lund and Blair Cremerius each tallied seven kills for the Indians. Over the weekend, the Indians competed at the Rich East Tournament and finished with a mark of 4-1. The squad beat Chicago

Christian, Lockport, Andrew and Lyons Township.

GIRLS SWIMMING Lemont Lemont knocked off Richards 98-62 on Tuesday. Bridget Doherty captured the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:14.31 with Sarah Oprzedek coming in as the runner-up. Doherty also won the 50 freestyle in 28.39. Annette Lesnicki placed first in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:22.99 and the 100 freestyle with a clocking of 59.66. Erin Bendle won the 100 butterfly in 1:06.23 and Oprzedek prevailed in the 500 freestyle after touching the wall in 6:09.21. Adding second-place finishes were Sarah Ferriter (50 freestyle, 29.07), Anna Ignarski (100 butterfly), Sarah DeCesare (100 backstroke) and Bendle (100 breaststroke). The 200 freestyle relay team of Bendle, Doherty, Oprzedek and Lesnicki won in 1:53.17. The same quartet won the 400 freestyle in 4:13.42.

GIRLS TENNIS Lemont Hosting its own invite on Saturday, Lemont placed second with 25 points behind champion

Morris. Last week, the Indians beat TF North 5-0 behind a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles by Lisa Gawron and a 6-2, 6-0 victory by the No. 1 doubles team of Claire Cronin and Zoe Remaisz. Carli Serpe won in straight sets at No. 2 singles while Katie Lynch and Melissa Smith posted a 6-0, 6-0 decision at No. 2 doubles. Carli Motto and Ashley Mathews were also victorious at No. 3 doubles.

BOYS GOLF Lemont With Ben Groselak shooting a 74 and Matt Groebe adding a 75, Lemont won its eighth straight South Suburban Blue conference tournament Monday. Groselak took home medalist honors as the tourney’s low scorer. As a team, the Indians compiled a stroke total of 313, easily defeating runner-up Oak Forest (332). Joe Ziebell carded an 80 and P.J. Pipes and Joe Pavlovic each finished with an 84.

GIRLS GOLF Lemont Behind medalist Bridget Lynn, Lemont knocked off Plainfield North 186-212 on Tuesday. Lynn carded a 43.

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Lemont junior Jorie Dybcio runs a warm-up lap during practice on Sept. 18. Dybcio and the Indians had a strong showing at the Tinley Park Invite last weekend.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

With a new school year underway, it’s important to reinforce healthy eating habits with children — and the rest of your family. Why not go natural? nancy mehagian, author of the awardwinning natural foods cookbook for children, “the Supernatural Kids Cookbook,” lives by a term she calls “voting with our forks.” “When it comes to food quality we vote with our forks every day. even though statistics show there is a rise in childhood obesity and diabetes due to the abundance of processed foods with high sugar, fat and sodium contents as well as huge portion sizes, I remain an optimist,” mehagian says. She suggests several tips to keep on voting with your forks every day, including: n expose kids to natural foods early in life, as well as to different ethnic cuisines to expand their awareness of new foods. n Request local markets carry more organic food items and locally grown produce. n Learn to read labels and avoid products that contain additives or were grown outside the country. n take your kids to a local farmers market so they can sample produce and decide what they like. Don’t have a farmers market in town? Sometimes local farmers will allow people to come and pick their own produce — making for a great family outing, mehagian says. (think: apple and pumpkin farms this time of year for fresh produce treats.) n Start a backyard garden or container garden system so children can learn how food gets to our tables. “Kids who might not like vegetables change their minds when they eat something they grew themselves,” mehagian says.

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Turn a can into savory autumn soup with some help from home by lisa messinger Creators Syndicate

Hearty soup is one of the most economical, easy and tasty treats of autumn. The contents of soup pots, however, don’t have to be either homemade or store-bought. “Halfway homemade” can equal some super spoonfuls that start with a foundation of canned soup, such as low-sodium chicken and rice, that gets a kick from quick-cook brown rice, a variety of diced mushrooms, minced scallions and fresh-pressed garlic, and corn chowder to which you add fresh corn kernels, diced red bell pepper, jalapenos and Cajun seasoning blend before topping with crumbles of cornbread. Chicken and rice that rises to the occasion:

Before heating store-bought (preferably lowsodium) chicken-and-rice soup, add quick-cook brown rice, a variety of diced mushrooms, diced celery, diced carrots, minced scallions, freshly ground black pepper and fresh-pressed garlic. butternut squash that’s even better: Before heating, add canned pumpkin puree to storebought butternut squash soup, as well as freshly ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Just before serving, top with croutons prepared by cutting cubes of well-toasted cinnamon-raisin bread. making room for mushroom barley: Barley is one of the healthiest whole grains, therefore ensuring this popular type of store-bought soup is always a good choice. Improve it even more by adding before heating minced tomatoes, chopped fresh cilantro and dill, from both of which stems have been removed, toasted garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper. Tomatoes that will tickle you: The lycopene that’s best released in processed tomato products, like paste, ketchup and canned soups, is an added nutritional bonus to the wonderful flavor of tomatoes. To store-bought tomato soup before heating, add chopped fresh basil and oregano, onions that have been caramelized and vanilla soymilk for a creamy effect. Turn up the heat on tempting tortellini: Even some “healthy” brands features tortellini or ravioli in a variety of their soups. To that before heating add small torn pieces of fresh spinach, the leaves of celery, diced mushrooms and chopped sauteed garlic.

n 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Stir the picante sauce, soup, chicken, corn, beans, water and cumin in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir the tortillas, cheese and cilantro into the cooker. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.

beef up vegetable beef soup with more vegetables: Store-bought vegetable beef soup,

preferably the low-sodium variety, can be made more vibrant. Before heating, add small chunks of unpeeled sweet potato, zucchini, broccoli, onion, quinoa (the grain-like seed, high in protein that’s now widely available at major supermarkets) and a few dashes of powdered barbecue rub spice. Creative corn chowder: Before heating storebought corn chowder, add fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels, diced red bell pepper, diced, seeded jalapeno that you wear latex gloves to chop (and don’t touch your eyes during or afterward) and Cajun seasoning blend. Just before serving, crumble pieces of store-bought or homemade cornbread on top and drizzle with freshly chopped parsley. Lisa Messinger is a first-place winner in food writing from the Association of Food Journalists and the author of seven food books, including “Mrs. Cubbison’s Best Stuffing Cookbook” and “The Sourdough Bread Bowl Cookbook.”

— CampbellsKitchen.com Canned cream of chicken soup is an excellent foundation for slow cooker chicken tortilla soup. CampbeLLSKItCHen. COm pHOtO

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Yields 6 servings. n 1 cup store-bought picante sauce n 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup n 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces n 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn n 1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained n 1 soup can water n 1 t ground cumin n 4 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into strips n 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)

After-Work Chicken Noodle Soup Yields 4 servings. n 2 cups cut-up rotisserie or other cooked chicken n 2 medium stalks celery, chopped n 2 medium carrots, sliced n 1 medium onion, chopped n 1 T chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon parsley flakes n 1 t dried thyme leaves n 1/4 t pepper n 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped n 7 cups store-bought chicken broth n 1 cup uncooked wide egg noodles In 3-quart saucepan, heat all ingredients, except noodles, to boiling. Stir in noodles. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles and vegetables are tender.

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Think you’ve got what it takes to stay safe during a fire? Take the following quiz to see how you do:

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1. You wake up smelling smoke. You run to your door, and the knob feels hot. What should you do? A: Go out into the hallway, it’s fine. B: Don’t go into the hallway – the hot doorknob means the fire is out there. Find an alternative route out of the house. C: Don’t move.

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ational Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12. It’s a good time to review how to prevent ires and also how to be safe when you ind yourself in a dangerous situation. To learn more about Fire Prevention Week, visit fpw.org. Here are ive steps to ire safety:

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2. You are too close to the stove, and you accidentally set your clothes on fire. What should you do? A: Run to get help. B: Stop, drop and roll. C: Panic.

Talk to your parents and teachers about having an escape plan in the event of a ire. Knowing how to get out of a building, and practicing the plan, will help you get to safety more quickly in the event of an emergency.

3. In a smoky hallway, it’s best to: A: Get down close to the floor so you don’t breathe the smoke. B: Run as fast as you can, standing up tall. C: Walk backward. 4. At school, the fire alarm goes of. What should you do? A: Run out as fast as you can – it’s every kid for themselves. B: Sit at your desk until your teacher tells you to do something. C: Do the fire drill you have practiced at school to go safely outside.

Smoke detectors can be life savers. They can alert you to a ire at the earliest point, sounding an alarm that lets you know when to leave the house. But make sure to test them often, because their batteries can run out.

Fire extinguishers keep a small lame from getting big. Having a ire extinguisher easily available in your home can save lives, but you need to know where it is and know how to use it.

5. There is a fire, and you make it outside to safety. Now what? A: Go back in to get your pets. B: Go back in to get your toys. C: Find a safe place far away from the fire, and call 911.

Knowing where a lashlight is, and keeping one close to you at night, can help you ind your way out of a house if it catches on ire.

Kitchen rules Most ires in the home begin in the kitchen. Remind your parents to always have a lid to extinguish a ire that happens in a pan or in the oven, and to be careful not to wear long sleeves when reaching into an oven or over lames.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DAIVA OTRUSKEVICIENE A/K/A DAIVA OSTRUSKEVICIENE, RIMVYDAS OTRUSKEVICIUS A/K/A RIMVYDAS OSTRUSKEVICIUS Defendants 12 CH 031646 14251 E. HILLCREST ROAD LEMONT, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 29, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 31, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Co onl k 14251 E.

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ty 9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-13449. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-13449 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 12

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Commonly known as 1327 ACORN STREET, LEMONT, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-32-306001. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this is

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gagor gage gagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. 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. THE JUDICIAL SALES

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Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Pr ty Municipalit Relief Fund,

Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose right in and to th sidential al

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE LEMONT TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR'S FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2012 General Fund Open Space Fund Bond & Interest Fund General Assistance Fund Liability Tort Fund Road & Bridge Fund Permanent Road Fund TOTAL

$642,009.12 180,878.04 576,906.72 14,965.30 146,974.65 56,656.26 406,136.83 $2,024,526.92

REVENUE General Fund Open Space Fund Bond & Interest Fund General Assistance Fund Liability Tort Fund Road & Bridge Fund Permanent Road Fund TOTAL REVENUE

$869,838.24 21,108.19 1,223,499.51 35,125.53 16,101.33 222,259.27 597,976.56 $2,985,908.63

EXPENDITURES General Fund Open Space Fund Bond & Interest Fund General Assistance Fund Liability Tort Fund Road & Bridge Fund Permanent Road Fund TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$764,520.95 52,255.41 1,202,422.50 32,156.55 15,716.00 118,524.00 614,975.15 $2,800,570.56

ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2012 General Fund Open Space Fund Bond & Interest Fund General Assistance Fund Liability Tort Fund Road & Bridge Fund Permanent Road Fund TOTAL

$747,326.41 149,730.82 597,983.73 17,934.28 147,359.98 160,391.53 389,138.24 $2,209,864.99

TOIRMA $13,701.00, Allied Benefits 2,015.00, Bank of New York 1,202,422.50, Pizzo & Associates 22,793.99 Kathy Henrikson 10,416.60 Nutoys 7,270, PickEm Up 3,380.00 C&T Construction 3,300.00, Bank of America 1,350.00 All Vendors under $1000 3,744.82, Debbie Schmitt 6,136.00 Lucile Lamb 3,800.00, CAF Properties 3,600.00 Selden, Fox and Assoc 3,571.69, Sharon Cullnan 3,300.00 James Ourada 3,600.00 All Vendors under $1000 4,548.86 Country Landscape 169,878.74, Crowley Sheppard 82,242.45 RNR Resources 77,460.00 Heeg, John 60,475.83 North American Salt 28,813.32 Advanced Drainage 21,044.32 Lemont Paving 18,640.00 Commonwealth Edison 18,400.25, Kieft Bros 17,229.99 Earnest, Johnnie 16,792.23 , Vaznelis Sigitas 15,499.92 Village of Lemont 12,956.27, IMRF 11,966.36, Morton Salt 9,905.15, IRS 9,662.06 Correct Asphalt 5,280.00 Rags Electric 4,326.67 Robert Earnest 4,214.98 JM Bohac 3,828.00 Hayes, Dan 3,764.00 Huber, Chris 3,828.00 Hayes Dan 3,764.00 Hayes WM 2,916.25 Fred Bluder 2,850.00, Schroeder Materials 2,076.14, Vaznelis, Jon 1,978, Ludwig, Jeff 1421.25 Kromray, Paul 1315.27 Bank of America 1,303. All Vendors under 5,571.50, TOIRMA 22,354.00, Hoinacki, Nancy 13,500.00 IL Dept of CMS 11,988.00 Bonnell Industries 8,605.64 Bank of America 4,602.03 Ricmar 4,445.92 Seldon, Fox & Assoc 3,572.70, Waste Management 3,359.20, Tressler LLP 3,064.98, Nicor 2,359.80, Sure Fire 2,354.57, Direct Energy 2,210.46, Hayes Auto 1,633.47, Reeds 1,532.00, Verizon 1,395.02, Chicago Internatl 1,234.17, Monroe Truck 1,225.52, Comcast 1,224.00, MB Financial 1,201.42, Door Systems 1,114.43, Rags Electric 1,022.00, Village of Lemont 1,020.02, Rosendahl, Steven 1,000.00, All Vendors under $1000 15,965.98 Village of Lemont 62,686.75, Hoinacki, Nancy 58,479.07, IL Dept of CMS 52,239.04, Black, Joyce 44,853.77 Ganta, Elizabeth 41,562.44, Campagna, Kathy 37,756.80, Schmitt, Debbie 36,051.42, IRS 28,470.6, O'Neill Borders 27,791.54, Commonwealth Edison 26,342.99, Remeikis, Peter 25,846.50, Lemont Township General Assistance 20,000.00 Rosendahl, Steven 19,999.92, Jacobowski, Kenneth 18,999.96, Vaznelis, Sigitas 15,499.92, Buschman, Barb 12,000.00, Henrikson, Kahy 10,963.39, Cook County Collector 10,665.00, Lemont Park District 10,000, Robbins, Schwartz 8,576.85, Willowbrook Ford 6,509.89, CT Construction 6,455.00 , AT&T 6,442.81, Quill Corp 5,145.65, Martin Whalen 4,745.38, Berner, Dan 4,493.50, Waste Management 4,583.08, Next Door & Window 4,243.00, Vaztech 4,191.7, Seldon, Fox & Assoc 4,144.00 , Schmitt, Deborah 4,077.78 Quantum Marketing 3,913.00, Verizon 3,797.77, Bank of America 3,627.80, Metropolitan Family 3,600.00, Amber Mechanical 3,597.00, Commonwealth Edison 3,277.38, US Postmaster 2,924.23, Comcast 2,511.73, Nicklas, Gregory 2,500.00, Nicor 2,356.13, Rags Electric 2,079.42, Cross Point Sales 2,029.00, Orkin 1,776.96, Comcast 1,558.51, Lemont Fire Protection Dist 1,440.00, Ft Dearborn Life 1,260.00, E-Cycle Technologies 1,242.99, PACE Vanpool 1,200.00, Wozniak, Francis 1,200.00, MNW Remodeling 1,195.00, Medworks 1,117.00, Garvey, Tim 1,100.00, Twp Officials of Cook Cty 1,060.00, Twp Officials of IL 1,014.51, Lemont Historical Society 1,000.00, All Vendors under $1000 29,423.70 October 4, 2013 Suburban Life Media 6636 LEM

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