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Chamber welcomes Jimmy’s The Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts the first ribbon cutting ceremony of 2014 at Jimmy’s Island Grille, 800 E. Ogden Ave. in Westmont. It is owned by Jimmy Chinn (holding scissors).

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A photo caption on page 3 of the Jan. 8 Downers Grove/Woodridge Suburban Life misidentified a group of marching band students who performed at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The students attend Downers Grove South High School. Downers Grove/Woodridge Suburban Life regrets the error.

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Games Workshop will open at 947 Burlington Ave. Foto Houze will open at 5155 Main St. Vintage Fresh will open at 5122 Main St. Peak Running Co. will open at 945 Burlington Ave. 221 Creations will open at 1008 Curtiss St. with how the year went,” said Downers Grove Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Michael Cassa. “There’s no question that we’re seeing more businesses opening and leased space being taken than we did in 2012, which was better than 2011.” When the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy was looking for a location to build their new facility, Downers Grove’s proximity to interstates 355 and 88, and relatively close distance to

O’Hare and Midway airports played a large role, CEO Patricia Blake said. ASGE is a professional organization for physicians who perform endoscopic procedures such as a colonoscopy. The new facility combines office space for its staff, along with auditoriums and state-ofthe-art training facilities. Blake said the retreat-like setting of the building – it’s on a small lake near a forest preserve – was desirable for physicians who travel to the center for training and conferences. Previously, ASGE was split between office space in Oak Brook and a small training facility in Westmont. “When the physicians come here they can relax and learn,” she said. In addition to new buildings like ASGE’s, Cassa said there’s less vacant existing retail and office space than in previous years, reflecting higher demand, though some businesses did close their doors in 2013, including Dominick’s, My Fa-

vorite Toy Store, Paperworks and Consider It Done, among others. On the retail side, village sales tax figures show a strengthening local economy. Through the first three quarters of 2013 – the most recent data available, the village received about $8.9 million in sales taxes, compared to $8.5 million through the same time period the previous year, according to the village. The figure for the first three quarters was about $8.1 million in 2011, and about $7.9 million in both 2010 and 2009. Diners in Downers Grove have several new options, including House of Sushi, 950 Warren Ave.; Barbakoa, 1341 Butterfield Road; and Baked Apple Breakfast, 1224 Ogden Ave., among others. Those who prefer to cook at home or take out items can shop at the new Shop & Save Market at 7241 Lemont Road. Locals like Jenny Tenorio opened their own businesses in Downers Grove as well.

She opened her new children’s consignment store, Charlie & Grace, 937 A Curtiss St., in September. “I live a few blocks away,” she said. “So when this spot became available, I jumped at the chance to open a shop here. “It is a vibrant downtown. Even as cold as it’s been these last few days, they love to walk downtown and shop downtown.” Before opening her storefront, Tenorio grew her customer base by renting out venues for seasonal pop-up shops. “It’s been very well received and I’m super grateful for that,” she said. “They’re looking for quality clothes, and I sell only brand-name clothing.” Another new downtown business owner, Amy Brown of Westmont, opened Evelyn Jane Boutique at 1008 Curtiss St. in April. Like Tenorio, she was taken by the downtown’s shopping environment. “I feel like there is a great sense of community here,” she said.

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dent Eric Olson said in a news release. “Its education foundation has hosted a similar event for three years now, and it has grown tremendously in popularity. “It’s a great way for families to come out and try something new, while at the same time support both businesses and students in our community.” The event will be in the South High School cafeteria, 1436 Norfolk St., Downers Grove. Doors will open at 5:30

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p.m. The tasting will end at 7:15 p.m., with the winner announced at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. For tickets email president@ d99ef.org. Tickets are $12 at the door. All proceeds benefit the foundation. The District 99 Education Foundation provides financial assistance for District 99 students and staff in support of curriculum and technologies that fall outside of traditional public funding. In addition to administering scholarships, the foun-

dation also accepts grant requests from teachers in District 99 who want to make the classroom environment more challenging to students but lack the necessary resources. It was founded in 1994 as a way for alumni, parents, educators and the community to support the continued excellence of educational curriculum provided to students and faculty. To learn more about the foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization, or to make a donation, visit www. d99ef.org.

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DOWNERS GROVE – Pizza lovers will have a chance to sample several of the area’s best slices and pick their favorite in an effort to help local schools Thursday at the first-ever Pizza Wars. At the event, eight local pizza makers will come together under one roof to support the District 99 Education Foundation, which benefits the students of North High School and South High School in Downers Grove.

Pizza Wars attendees will receive a pizza sample from each of the sponsoring pizzerias: Al’s, Aurelio’s, Giordano’s, John & Eddie’s, Papa’s Pizza Place, Sarpino’s, Skuddlebutts and Tortorice’s. After sampling the various pizzas, attendees will vote for their favorite. The winner will receive the honor and bragging rights of having the “Best Pizza in District 99.” “We’ve borrowed the concept of a pizza tasting from our neighbors in Niles,” District 99 Education Foundation Presi-

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DOWNERS GROVE – Five years after the recession, the business and economic climate in Downers Grove continued to improve in 2013 with dozens of new businesses opening or relocating to the village in the last 12 months. New faces in Downers Grove ranged from major corporate headquarters to new boutiques downtown and restaurants and auto dealers on Ogden Avenue. The first big office space announcement of last year was Advocate Healthcare’s new 140,000-square foot office. It was followed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s $20 million, 42,000 square-foot headquarters, Invesco PowerShares’ 100,000-square-foot regional headquarters and Danish water pump manufacturer Grundfos’ new, 11,000-square-foot North American headquarters, among others. “We were pretty pleased

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8POLICE REPORTS Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

Theft charges • Dicky A. Vazquez, 49, 4021 N. McVicker Ave., Chicago, was charged with retail theft at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Downers Grove Police Department. • Zachary L. White, 20, 465 Rockhurst Road, Bolingbrook, was charged with retail theft at 3 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 7400 block of Lemont Road.

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8NEWS BRIEF DUI charges • Daniel M. Caruso, no age provided, 1444 Stonebridge Circle, Wheaton, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to signal at 1:16 a.m. Sunday at Butterfield Avenue and Park Boulevard. • Charles Mertens, no age given, 7S428 Creek Drive, Naperville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to signal at 11:44 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of Ogden Avenue. • Saul P. Vendrell, 39, 314 Cass Ave., Westmont, was charged

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with driving under the influence of alcohol at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 230 block of Second Street. • Kyle D. Stachura, 25, 5540 Washington St., Downers Grove, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 12:59 a.m. Friday at Main Street and Kenyon Avenue.

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with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving while license suspended at 9:58 p.m. Saturday at Highland Avenue and Braemoor Drive. • Joel B. Underwood, 23, 5117 Blodgett Ave., Downers Grove, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, driving while license suspended and expired registration at 11:17 a.m. Thursday in the 4900 block of Washington Street.

• Dane E. Laursen, 26, 6610 MacArthur Drive, Woodridge, was charged with possession of a controlled substance at 7:53 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of Main Street. • Sandra Juarez, 21, 3610 Attempted identity theft Harms Road, Joliet, was charged charge Jennifer M. Ramey, 29, 110 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ N. Cass Ave., Westmont, was charged with attempted identity $ theft at 10:33 a.m. Friday at the Grove Police Depart$ Downers ment.

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“We’re adding items along the way,” she said. “The big thing in the morning, when you’ve got commuters coming out, is quick and really great service. “And we’re excited to hear from the commuters to see what they’re interested in picking up in the morning.” To kick off their first day in the station on Jan. 2, the business offered free coffee to commuters, Lemon Tree Grocer co-owner Shaun Black said.

Black and Bloom said future offerings could include cut fruit, salads, sushi and sandwiches. “As soon as [the space] became available we were certainly interested,” Black said. “With our close ties to the train station and commuters, it seemed to be a great fit for our current concept.” Black opened the main grocery in 2010 at 5101 Mochel Drive. The new lease expands

Lemon Tree Grocer’s ongoing relationship with the village. During the summer, the business is the beer and wine vendor during the downtown concert series. “Our goal is just to provide the absolute best cup of coffee or baked good or snack or lunch for the day,” Black said. “And we’re always open for ideas. We feel like we have a great vibe and we hope people stop in and check us out.”

Children’s computers at library now screen inappropriate content BY ED MCMENAMIN emcmenamin@shawmedia.com DOWNERS GROVE – A half dozen computers in the Downers Grove Public Library’s children’s area are now equipped with software that screens inappropriate material. The computers are available for children up through eighth grade, and replace the

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was written, technology would have made it difficult for the library to filter only certain computers without filtering all of them in the building. “The policy that was in place had been in place for quite some time and was really out of date.” she said. “The staff came to us with a proposition to make the change. “It was time for the library to catch up.”

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The board voted in November to update the Internet Access Policy to include the filtered computers, which were added this month. The computers “got busy over the weekend immediately,” Library Director Rick Ashton said. “And what we have been seeing these first few days is that parents are kind of letting their kids get on there, and parents are not hov-

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ering over them.” He said the filtering software is similar to what School District 58 installed on its computers. Computers on the second floor for adults will remain unfiltered. Ashton said if an adult is viewing sexually explicit material, library staff will ask the person to stop. If

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DOWNERS GROVE – Commuters stepping aboard Metra trains have a new bevy of breakfast, snack and coffee options at the downtown Downers Grove station thanks to Lemon Tree Grocer. The downtown grocery signed a three-year lease with two, one-year options with the village to operate the stand in-

side the Metra station, replacing John Dough Bakery. The new operators are keeping the same hours as the previous tenant, 5 to 9 a.m. It will pay the village $976 per month to lease the space. Lemon Tree’s grocery manager Jessica Bloom said their Metra station location is starting with coffee and items made in the grocery’s bakery across the street – scones, muffins, bagels, croissants and more.

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DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Library Board voted Dec. 8 to re-bid the $2.4 million interior renovation project and create a new timeline for construction. The need to re-bid the project came when the previous lowest bid came in at 20 percent above the project budget, according to library spokeswoman Melissa Doornbos. Shales McNutt Construction, the construction management firm, will work with Product Architecture + Design and the library staff to

incorporate needed changes into new bid documents, according to the library. These documents will be available to contractors Feb. 3. The bid submittal deadline and public bid opening are scheduled Feb. 21. Meeting rooms will not be available until construction completion. Activity in the Art Gallery has been suspended. No other closures are planned. The re-bidding of the project pushes the planned construction start back to midApril, with completion in September.

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Cronin: DuPage County follows best practices of a small business By NATHAN LURZ

“If you add up the dollars that we collect at the local government level through property taxes and all the different agencies, it’s an enormous amount of money that is taken out of the economy,”

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DOWNERS GROVE – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Dec. 8 in favor of a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam R-Ill. named the Poison center network Act intended to ensure that poison control centers receive the resources they need to save lives. The bill now moves to the Senate for a vote. If approved, it will go to the president’s desk for signing. “The House passed an important piece of legislation [Dec. 8], making funding for poison control centers a priority,” Roskam said in a statement. “Poison Control Centers are vital to the safety of our

communities and the efficiency of our hospitals. Every year poison centers save thousands of Emergency Room visits, and for every $1 of funding for poison centers, the government saves over $13 in reduced health care costs and lost productivity,” he said. “This legislation ensures poison centers can continue to give lifesaving advice and provide assistance in emergencies to keep our loved ones safe.” To promote the bill, he recently hosted an event with the IPC and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove to emphasize the need for poison centers and the bill that helps fund them. He also posted a message to YouTube explaining the bill.

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Foundation grants enhance D-58 education Since its founding in 2002 by 18 members of the Downers Grove community, the District 58 Education Foundation has donated more than $400,000 in financial support to help District 58 offer expanded learning opportunities, primarily in the form of annual grants. This year, the Foundation gave away a total of $26,000 in grants, which already are making a difference in our schools. Among the 16 projects and purchases funded for the 2013-14 school year were e-books, IdeaPaint, WhisperPhones for fluency improvement, books and materials for a second-grade COMMUNITY Genius Hour and a half-sized VOICE bass for the instrumental Jennie music program. Kingsley Waldorf first-grade teacher Cathy Seiden said when the WhisperPhones arrived, her students couldn’t wait to dig into the boxes and start using the devices. The WhisperPhones allow students to practice reading aloud independently, without distracting other students and with both hands free – one to hold the book open and one to point to the words as they read. Herrick language arts teacher Alison Swade was one of several District 58 teachers who received a classroom library grant, and she eagerly unpacked the boxes and filled her shelves with books. “I have the students read for at least 10-15 minutes in my classroom every day, and having my own classroom library helps students select books that they will really enjoy reading, and that are at their level. Research has always proven that the more that students are motivated to read, the more it improves their reading and writing and overall language skills,” Swade said. Visit www.dg58.org to check out a video spotlighting this year’s foundation grants. Visit www.dg58.org/foundation for the full list of projects and purchases funded this year! What makes all of this support possible? In addition to partnerships with local businesses, corporations and community organizations, as well as donations from families, staff and the community, the foundation hosts several major fundraisers throughout the year. The foundation is gearing up for its next big event: an April 25 concert in partnership with the Tivoli Theatre, featuring a big-name band currently on a national tour. Stay tuned for details on how you will be able to support the foundation while enjoying top-notch entertainment right here in downtown Downers Grove!

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Congratulations to the Downers Grove South High School Marching Mustangs for a huge accomplishment in not just getting invited to perform at the Superdome in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl, but winning a field show competition against other marching ensembles for the honor to unfurl an American flag the size of the football field for the National Anthem before the big game. Way to go DGS! We introduced the story of a Good Sam Hospital surgeon heading to Afghanistan for his third tour in the Middle East with a simple headline: “Service over self.” We thought that perfectly summed up the attitude of Dr. James Cole, who joined the Navy as a medical student in 1988. Godspeed, Dr. Cole!

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DOWNERS GROVE POLICE PARTICIPATING IN THE 2014 ILLINOIS TRAFFIC CHALLENGE Traffic safety is one of the highest priorities for the Downers Grove Police Department. Department personnel work year-round to educate our citizens, beginning with preschool students, on the importance of being safe in a vehicle, on a bike, and as a pedestrian. Aggressive and consistent traffic enforcement coupled with educational efforts has the greatest chance of reducing the incident of traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities. The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge was created to recognize law enforcement agencies for their efforts in addressing traffic safety issues. This program is modeled after the National Chiefs Challenge awards developed by the International Association of Chief’s of Police to target problematic traffic issues including speeding, impaired driving, and use of seat belts and child safety seats. The Downers Grove Police Department will be participating in the 2014 Traffic Challenge by focusing on enhancing their educational and enforcement campaigns related to speeding, impaired driving, and seatbelts. Please do your part. Buckle-up on every trip, every time; make sure your children under the age of eight are restrained in a properly fitting child safety seat. Obey the speed limit – especially in school zones or construction zones, and do not drink and drive. It is the police department’s goal to have a safe new year. Please make it your goal as well.

POTHOLE REPAIR The Village is inspecting roads and filling potholes using a hot asphalt mix. Crews will first focus on primary roads, according to the Snow Route map, then move on to secondary roads. This activity has begun and is expected to take the entire week as crews work to inspect and make repairs along all routes. Many of the calls received so far have been for potholes along roads that the Village does not maintain like Ogden Avenue or Butterfield Road. The Village has notified the appropriate agencies about these reports. Visit www.downers.us for more information.

BUS DRIVERS WANTED The Village of Downers Grove is accepting applications for parttime bus drivers. Minimum Requirements: Requirements include a CDL Class “B” License with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements and a good driving record. Candidates must be at least 21 years old. Starting Wage - $14.44/hour to $17.33/hour with potential to $19.89/hour. Applications are available at the reception desk in the Village Hall. Position is opened until filled. E.O.E.

COMMUTER PARKING Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014, is NOT a parking holiday. Free parking in Village lots is available on weekends and the following Village Holidays only: • • • • • • •

New Year’s Day Memorial Day Fourth of July Labor Day Thanksgiving Day After Thanksgiving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (or the dates observed if holiday falls on a weekend)

CURBSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Free collection of live Christmas trees only, is offered by Republic Services from January 6-17, 2014. Christmas tree pickup might be delayed--please leave your tree at the curb and it will be picked up as as soon as possible. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and hooks and should not be placed in bags.

CHRISTMAS LIGHT RECYCLING Don't throw away your tangled, frayed or burned-out Christmas lights this year! In support of the Strategic Plan goal to be "green" mindful and sustainable, the Village offers recycling of Christmas tree lights and extension cords. A receptacle is available at the Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Avenue through February 1, 2014. Items may be dropped off during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Acceptable items are: • Mini-lights (also known as Italian lights) • C7 lights • C9 lights • Rope lights • LED lights • Extension cords Special thanks to Elgin Recycling for partnering with the Village to promote sustainability in the community.

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. 1/15/14

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Cemetery Foundation in search of Civil War vets’ descendants By ED MCMENAMIN emcmenamin@shawmedia.com DOWNERS GROVE – The Oak Hill and Oak Crest Cemetery Foundation is getting a boost this winter in its restoration efforts from the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In addition to other work, the organizations are looking for descendants of certain Civil War veterans buried in the cemeteries to sign applications for new grave markers that would be paid for by the federal government. Of the 44 Civil War veterans in the cemeteries, two graves are unmarked, and two more need completely new markers to replace old damaged ones.

The federal government will pay for veterans’ grave markers if there is a descendant to sign the application. “I can’t sign for it,” said David Bailey Sr., a member of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. “We do all the paper work, we just need somebody to sign it.” There is more research to be done, but the organizations believe Frank C. Moberg, who lived from 1839 to 1917, is buried in Oak Hill cemetery, though there is no marker. Same with Herman Piltz (1830-1898), whose last name was also spelled Peltz, Pils, Pels and Pilz. He fought in the 52nd Ohio Infantry. There is anecdotal evidence that Moberg fought in the war

but the organizations have not found concrete proof, yet. The two markers that need to be replaced belong to Judson Farrar (1836-1863), who fought in the 8th Illinois Cavalry, and Matthias Keuchel (1829-1874) who fought in the 13th Illinois Infantry. Farrar’s marker is of specific interest, said Oak Hill/Oak Crest Foundation Board Member Lois Sterba, because he is the grandson of the man who founded the cemetery, Dexter Stanley. “The people who are buried there deserve at least to have the graves marked so that in future years people will be able to recognize them,” she said. In addition to the new markers, the Sons of Union Veterans

also plans to help the foundation remove brush and otherwise tidy the area around the graves in the old cemeteries, as well as clean the markers. Both graveyards have fallen into disrepair from vandalism and lack of maintenance, and the foundation formed last year to organize volunteer efforts to restore the cemeteries. The older of the two, Oak Hill, is the oldest cemetery in Downers Grove and houses the graves of some of Downers Grove’s prominent early families and pioneers, along with the graves of Civil War veterans. It was founded by the Stanley family when Dexter Stanley buried his son-in-law, Luther Farrar, in 1836, Sterba said. The two cemeteries sit side-

by-side in unincorporated DuPage County near Downers Grove and Lisle at the corner of Howard and Glenview avenues. The organizations plan to have a dedication ceremony this spring after the work is completed. Bailey also helped to spearhead two similar efforts in Plainfield and the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago. “These guys often made the ultimate sacrifice, and most of them offered to make it, and they had short lives after the war,” he said. “It’s something that we should do.” Descendants of the Civil War veterans can contact Bailey at foxvalleycivwar@live. com or Sterba at loissterba@ gmail.com.

Local schools team with police to host forum on heroin ‘epidemic’ and Maercker School District 60 are teaming up for a presentation on heroin to boost comWESTMONT – The West- munity awareness of the drug. mont Police Department, ComThe drug has become a munity Unit School District 201 growing problem in the west-

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ern suburbs and DuPage County, Westmont Police Chief Tom Mulhearn said. “Other communities have had these presentations to try to get this information out. So

we’re trying to bring awareness to ... Westmont residents,” he said. Heroin – The Suburban Secret is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the auditorium of Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive. The program will discuss heroin in DuPage County along with the drug’s effects on individuals, family and the community. It’s open to anyone, including students. Mulhearn said there have been seven incidents related to heroin in Westmont in 2013 – six arrests and one that is pending a warrant. There was also an overdose case in unincorporated DuPage County near Westmont, Westmont Det. Michael Weibler said. Weibler said there were also two individuals who died with heroin in their system, though the drug was not the sole cause of death. On a broader scale, DuPage County officials have called the drug’s growing use an epidemic. In 2013, there were 46 heroin-related deaths in DuPage County, compared to the 2012 total of 38. Overdose victims this year were as young as 15 and as old as 64, though most were in their 20, according to the coroner’s office. When presented with the opportunity to join forces with the Westmont Police Department, Superintendent Kevin Carey said CUSD 201 definitely wanted to be a part of this program. “We want to be proactive

If you go What: Heroin - The Suburban Secret When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 Where: Westmont High School auditorium, 909 Oakwood Drive. Information: Contact Detective Michael Weibler at 630-981-6373 or mweibler@westmont.il.gov. and make sure we educate our parents and community on heroin and heroin addiction,” Carey said. “Anything we can do to keep students safe we want to be involved with.” Carey said even though Westmont has been fortunate with the low number of drug-related incidents, the community can still be diligent with providing information and raising awareness. “If you look at the headlines, we’re seeing more and more young people making poor choices when it comes to drug use,” Carey said. Looking beyond the presentation, Carey said he hopes it helps to educate students and community members to make smarter decisions. “I hope we raise people’s awareness about the seriousness of the use of heroin,” Carey said, “And that if there is someone who has knowledge of a fellow student with any type of drug [problem] that they’ll come forward, if not to police, then to a school official.”


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• The following students from Community School District 99 were named Illinois State Scholars: DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH: Michelle Adamski, Haley Albers, Karolina Ambrazaite, Jacob Amiri, Meet Ankola, Dawn Arrington, Daniel Balsamo, Craig Belluomini, Luke Bondi, Hannah Borchardt, Sam Boroumand, Ryan Bovard, Elizabeth Bullard, Caitlyn Buongiorno, Carissa Campbell, Jason Chang, Kevin Chentorycki, Esabelle Cherry, Marissa Chow, David Ciota, Scott Conger, Mariah Copeland, Wesley Dahle, Christopher David, Thomas Doty, John Ebersold, Leah Faber, Amanda Gafron, Kevin Gallagher, Ryan Gannon, Erin Gentile, Melissa Gorman, James Grammich, Nathaniel Gresik, Alexander Grganto, Mark Guzik, Clara Hanford, Daniel Hansen, Ryan Heflin, Robyn Henderson, Haley Holz, Thomas Janczur, Daniel Jensen, Lucy Jin, Austen Johnson, Grant Johnson, Michael Kelch, Thomas Kennedy, Jake Kent, Aamna Khalid, Steven Kirkolis, Nicole Krakowiak, James Kruse, Brian Kulpinski, Nemanja Kuzmanovic, Katelyn Laraia, Quentin Lee, Nathaniel Leung, Ryan Lisy, Crystal Loehman, Kellyn Maguire, Mira Marchioretto, Jack Marcoski, Julian Martinez, Ahona Mazumder, Megan McGivern, Melissa McLean, John McNeeley, Anthony Metz, Andrew Molina, Katrina Mroz, Evan Murley, Rose Murphy, Sarah Nicols, Lori Niehaus, Michelle Nowak, Nicole Nowak, Margaret O’Connor, Robert Olsen, Rachel Oriatti, Cara Piazza, Eli Prelesnik, Laurentiu Pteanc, Caroline Purcell, Robert Quinn, Kaanan Raja, Brandon Raleigh, Waleed Ramahi, Nolan Reilly, Patrick Resh, Kelsey Richardson, Mitchell Rick, Jessica Rouzan, James Rowden, Jason Ryan, Nolan Sarros, Michael Schmitt, Maria Serna-Sanchez, Shirali Shah, William Shi, John Shimanek, Jennifer Smith, Rachel Smith, Apoorva Sooranahalli, Bridget Stiebris, Rebecca Swick, Martin Szuck, Emanuel Szyszka, Austin Tolentino, Shane Varghese, Emma Venetis, Jarrett Wade, Rachel Wydra, Saeeda Zaman, Dzenis Zigo and Stephanie Zurales • Downers Grove North High School seniors Matthew Krygeris and Stewart Avdich were honored by the Technology Center of DuPage for outstanding work during the second quarter.

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DOWNERS GROVE: Michelle Sonnenberger

Graceland University, fall term DOWNERS GROVE: Hannah Henson

Belmont University, fall semester DOWNERS GROVE: Danielle Aument, Kelle Flynn and Patrick Long

Western Illinois University, fall semester DOWNERS GROVE: Mikayla Clary, Elizabeth Saban, Kyle Sallas, Cory Signa, Kathleen Talbot and Patrick Walsh WESTMONT: Joseph Ciraulo and Erik Ekstrom

Beloit College, fall semester DOWNERS GROVE: Erik Binter, Katie Karl, Joshua Smith, Jackson Stucker and Lydia Zimmerman WESTMONT: Milica Mihajlovic

GRADUATES National University of Health Sciences DOWNERS GROVE: Dia Pfleger, master’s in acupuncture

Butler University DOWNERS GROVE: Jessica Morris, degree in professional pharmacy • Butler University student Sarah McDonough of Downers Grove studied abroad during the fall semester.


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across from other parked cars! Does anyone have a shred of common sense anymore? I see the snowplows and garbage trucks creeping so slowly to squeeze past without hitting any of them. Why can’t the village of Brookfield require people to park on one side of the street only? What if a fire truck or ambulance needs to get down our streets?

Homeowners deserve better

This is in response to Lemont snowplowing. Where I’ve driven A great big thank you around the village and in my own I want to say super-duper subdivision, the plowing hasn’t thank you to the Downers been that great. It could and Grove Police Department who should be. Plowing two times in checked on me – I’m a senior one direction, only one in anothcitizen – during this horrible, er, maneuvering around parked horrible business of Jan. 6. I cars only when the plow driver almost froze to death in here feels like it – sometimes my little because the power went off middle street isn’t even plowed. and it was out for 14 hours. The The driver comes back around police checked on me twice. I hours later or a day later. Call, the was stunned. I am so grateful. Public Works or the village and I want a great big thank you to you’re treated rudely. Homeowngo out to the Downers Grove ers deserve better in Lemont. Police Department for being so Village, please take note. caring and concerning.

Giving thanks to ComEd Something favorable I live in Downers Grove. I had a problem with the sewer. I called DuPage County Public Works ... The next day they came out and determined the cause of the problem. And I want you to know, I was very pleased with what they did. They were very courteous, very thorough ... You hear a lot of complaints. This is something favorable I want to tell you about.

I’m a resident of Glen Ellyn. Thanks to ComEd repair crews Friday. Pleasant Avenue was without power. ComEd crews came right away, repaired on time, by 7 p.m. ... They are an awesome, fantastic crew. We really appreciate their hard work. They sacrificed their dinner and their warm home. May God bless them. Thank you very much.

What do you think? A shred of common sense?

The wonderful mayor of Berwyn, Mr. Lovero, tells all of us What is wrong with people in in Berwyn that we should buy Brookfield? I live on a narrow in Berwyn. He sends a Christstreet, which has cars parked mas card and his permit numon both sides, even now, with ber, 100, is from Oak Brook. all the snow! They park directly What do you think of that?

William E. Chyna, age 74, a resident of Downers Grove since 1968, died October 30, 2013. He was born in Chicago to the late William J. and Mildred Chyna. He is survived by daughters, Kathryn (James) Camasto and Beth Chyna; son, Robert Chyna; grandson, Gage Forster; and sister, Marie Gajda. He was employed by Argonne National Laboratory for over 35 years. Bill was a long time volunteer and valued member of the Steam Department at the Illinois Railway Museum. A private memorial is being planned. To send condolences or for more information on the memorial, please contact the family at wec3913@gmail.com. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to: Steam Department, Illinois Railway Museum, PO Box 47, Union, IL 60180.

BERNARD J. COBB Bernard J. “Bernie” Cobb, age 72, of Naperville, passed away January 7, 2014. Arrangements by Friedrich Jones Funeral Home. 630-355-0213

ANGELINE A. HLAVA Angeline A. Hlava (nee Szydlowski), age 96, of Naperville, passed away January 5, 2014. Arrangements by Friedrich Jones Funeral Home. 630-355-0213

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JOAN F. LAFAVE Joan F. "Judy" LaFave, nee Fisher, of Downers Grove. Beloved wife of the late Daniel M. Loving mother of Cathy (Tom) Decker, Daniel R. (Martha), Mimi (Dave) Streed, Lisa (Joe) Jennings, Carol (Don) Clayton and John (Kathy). Grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of 19. Sister of Mary (late Bill) Cronenwett, Bud (Tess) Fisher and the late Lenore Thompson and John Fisher. Visitation 4:00 to 8:30 pm WednesdayJanuary 15, 2014, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th Street, Downers Grove. Prayers at 10:15 am Thursday, from funeral home to Divine Savior Church in Downers Grove for Mass at 11:00 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Fish Food Pantry in Downers Grove or Catholic Charities. Mrs. LaFave was a founding member of Divine Savior Parish. Funeral information: 630-964-6500

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ITOKO T. PELLETIER Itoko, T. Pelletier, age 81 of Downers Grove, IL. Beloved wife for 58 years of Ken. Dear cousin-in-law of Raymond Blotteaux. Also survived by 9 brothers and sisters. Retired from Western Electric November 1984. A member of the Western Electric Pioneers Club. Visitation Friday, January 17, 2014, from 10 AM until 2 PM. Interment to follow. For more information WWW.TOONFUNERALHOME.COM OR 630-968-0408

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York Yan Lee, age 57, of Bolingbrook, IL, passed away January 4, 2014. Arrangements by Friedrich Jones Funeral Home. 630-355-0213

Hilda M. Schultz, nee Noffke, age 93; wife of the late Edward G. Schultz; sister of Edward (Magdlen) Noffke, and the late Esther Noffke, Mildred Reiniche and Alma Berberovich; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Hilda was the first woman President of the Independent Accountants Association of Illinois and a former Treasurer of the DuPage County Homemakers Extension Association. Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Service, 10:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 204 S. Grant St. Hinsdale. Interment Bethania Cemetery. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church, appreciated. Arrangements by AdamsWinterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home. 630-968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com

DANIEL E. MITRIUS

Daniel E. Mitrius, age 90, of Downers Grove, Il, a WW II Howard Carl “Chief” Krueger, age army veteran, beloved husband for 79, of Bolingbrook, 63 years of Ann IL. A retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, (Vukosovich ) Mitrius, loving father of David, Debbie (Frank ) Russo, owned and Donna Rochford and Dennis operated the (Carolyn ) Mitrius, cherished Chimney Chief, a church elder for over 40 years. grandfather of Nicole, Jacky, Mimi, Ashley, Candice and Drew, dear Beloved husband for 54 years of Freda E. nee Schuller. Loving Father brother of Martin (Dorothy ) and Natalie, fond uncle of many nieces of Glen (Michele ) and Bruce and nephews. (Mary). Devoted Grandfather of Preceded in death by his parents, Joshua, Jennifer, Chelsea, Nathan, Jessica and Jackie. Cherished Great- Joseph and Felicia, brothers and sisters Hank, Paul and Bobby, Grandfather of Bennett. Caring Valerie and Phyllis. Brother of Debora (Irvin ) Kloehn A memorial celebration will take and Brother-in-law of Joseph place on January 18th from noon (Helen) Schuller. Fond uncle of until 4 pm at Toon Funeral Home, several nieces and nephews. 4920 Main Street, Downers Grove, Visitation, Funeral Services and IL 60515 Burial were held on Sat. Jan. 11, In lieu of flowers contributions to 2014. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Daniel E. Mitrius garden the “Jesus Film Project”, in care of memorial fund would be Bethel Lutheran Church would be

SUSAN S. STUCKEY Susan S. Stuckey, age 50, of Naperville, passed away January 8, 2014. Arrangements by Friedrich Jones Funeral Home. 630-355-0213

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To the person who responded to the teenager who wanted a break: You wrote, “Do you think life will give you a break?” and “By not getting a break now, you will be prepared for life when it doesn’t give you a break.” Wow! You sound incredibly bitter. I’d like to know how you spent your free time as a child! When I was a kid (a long, long time ago), I had free time during school breaks just like everyone else. The only time in our lives that we get free time is when we’re in school (or retired) and what’s wrong with that? I don’t know what motivated the parents of the teenager who complained. Maybe they have a reason for what they’re doing, but what you wrote is kind of severe.

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Birding club provides outlet for nature lovers By NATHAN LURZ nlurz@shawmedia.com During a week in which temperatures plummeted and snow piled up more than a foot, a group of hardened nature-lovers braved the cold in the name of birdwatching. The DuPage Birding Club holds more than 80 field trips every year for local birders, including the first weekend of the year at Lyman Woods Forest Preserve that featured 23 degree temperatures and a 7:57 a.m. start time. “Birds are incredibly engrossing,” said Club President Linda Padera of Western Springs. “You can see them almost any time of day or night, depending on where you are and the season.” Despite the poor conditions, the nine person group saw about 225 birds, according to group leader Joan Campbell of Downers Grove. Padera said her involvement with the club, like many other members,’ grew from a love of

nature established at a young age, while watching birds with her mother in the backyard of her childhood home in Detroit. She spent several years birdwatching on her own before slowly meeting other birders who recommended she join the club. “It’s great to bird with people who love to bird,” she said. “A lot of it is kind of on your own, but after awhile you get to meet an awful lot of people who share your interest.” Former president and club member Diann Bilderback of Winfield said she began birding after curiosity overtook her during a walk in a local forest preserve. Soon after, she bought a field guide and took it with her while exercising. “As I was out walking, I’d see a bird and I’d try to identify it,” she said. “It was a little game for me.” When she stumbled upon a group of birdwatchers some years ago during the club’s annual New Year’s Day walk at Morton Aboretum, she was

Birds seen on club’s last trip

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Canada Goose Mourning Dove Red-bellied Woodpecker Blue Jay Black-capped Chickadee White-breasted Nuthatch American Robin European Starling Cedar Waxwing Song Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Northern Cardinal American Goldfinch

Upcoming trips 7:30 a.m. Saturday: McKee Marsh, Warrenville. Leader: Fillmore Dryden, fillmore1983@yahoo.com or 630-857-3510 9 a.m. Jan. 19: Starved Rock Dam (LaSalle County). Leaders: Bob and Karen Fisher, 630-985 -2956 or KFisher928@aol.com 8 a.m. Jan. 25: Herrick Lake Forest Preserve. Leader: John Cebula, 630858-3767 or joceb2005@sbcglobal.net 3 p.m. Jan. 26: Pratt’s Wayne Woods. Leader: Kyle Wiktor, 708-5441336 or kylewiktor@msn.com

immediately interested. “I was delighted to discover there was this community out there to engage with because I had done it on my own for over a year,” she said. “I was pretty excited to learn it wasn’t just me out there by myself with a book.” In fact, the club’s membership is at an all-time high, Bilderback said, with 280 watchers, making it one of the

largest clubs in the state. Club outings generally consist of small groups, usually between 10 and 15, and are focused on a particular habitat and time of year, and the types of birds that can be seen in those conditions, she said. Experienced leaders, including some of the region’s foremost experts, take longtime birders and novices alike through natural areas all over the county.

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Grove Masonic Lodge 824, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Downers Grove Masonic Lodge, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. For information, visit www. grovemasoniclodge.org. Open Game Night, 7 p.m. Friday, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. For information, visit www.fairgamestore.com. Reformers Unanimous Addiction program, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Marquette Manor Baptist Church, 333 75th St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-800-6540. Paint and Play, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. $20; no credit cards. For information, visit www.vickeryart.com. Argonne International Folk Dancers, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove. Meet almost all Fridays. Open to the public, no partners necessary and families are welcome. Donation of $3 at the door. For information, visit argonneifd.blogspot.com. AA/Alanon Couples Communication Group, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, St. Andrews Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-852-7142. DBSA Depression / Bipolar Young Adult Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. For ages 16-25. For information, visit www. dbsawest.org. DBSA Depression / Bipolar Support Group, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $2 donation appreciated. For information, visit www.dbsawest.org. Garden Club of Downers Grove, 12:30 p.m. Monday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Does not meet June, July, August, November and December. For information, call visit www.gardencentral.org/illinois/downersgrove. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Downers Grove, 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-964-2043. Village Voices of Downers Grove, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday,

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter Street, Downers Grove. Rehearses on the first and third Mondays of each month. For information, visit www.villagevoicesdg.com. Pinochle Club, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-649-2116. Downers Grove Lions Club, noon Tuesday, Gatto’s Restaurant, 5123 Main St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-810-9797.

WESTMONT West Suburban Alano Club Open Speaker Meetings, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-4694. AA for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-4694. Westmont Lions Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Westmont Senior Center, 55 E. Richmond Ave., Westmont. For information, visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/westmontil.

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Did You Book Your FREE New Year’s Grooming Yet? Happy New Year From Belle Aire Kennels & Grooming! It’s been a year now that I have been running our ad for a Free Grooming and we have had 100’s and 100’s of satisfied returning customers. Recently I was checking in with one of our new regulars, and she told me something that was really surprising. She told me she didn’t believe the Free Grooming was for real at first or there was some kind of catch somewhere. (Are you thinking that?) And luckily they finally gave us a call because a friend of theirs told them the free groom was for real. They had just tried us out months earlier and they were very happy with our service.

I get it…. in a world of bait and switch and under-delivering and over promising I can understand their caution and disbelief. Sometimes it takes a friend to give you the all clear it’s safe to give it a try. With that said we have put in place a couple of conditions…. We have found that people who live close to us come back to us (I know its rocket science). What I mean is if you’re looking for a free ride please go elsewhere…don’t call us from Joliet (we actually had someone from Florida request a free groom as well)…we want to become your trusted and regular groomer so you can have a great looking dog all the time. Also if your dog is really old and only gets groomed twice a year please use you regular groomer…. it is very stressful for an older dog to be groomed by a new person. We

recommend for your dog’s health and well-being keep using your regular groomer. SOOOO…If you have a dog that needs to be styled and groomed I invite you to give us a call to receive your free grooming. CALL 630-969-3145 we only have a few spots available a week. If you don’t have a dog you can tell a friend about this Free Groom too. I certainly would be very thankful if you passed on our name. Our number again is: 630-969-3145 I will let you go now…I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. Maybe I’ll see you some time. Cheers, John O’Driscoll Owner Belle Aire Kennels & Grooming

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Postpartum Depression Support Group, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Costs $15. For information, visit www.advocatehealth.com. Downers Grove Toastmasters Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-936-9625 or visit downersgrovetoastmasters.org. Downers Grove Organic Gardeners, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Every third Wednesday except in May, August and December. For information, visit dgorganicgardeners. blogspot.com. Timberlake Women’s Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Downers Grove. Every third Wednesday, except for June, July and August. Located at various members’ homes. For information, call Nancy at 630-794-9427. “Coffee Break” Bible Study, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Down-

ers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. For women of all ages. Child care is available. For information, call 630969-3320 or visit www.dgcc.org. Overeaters Anonymous, Thursday, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Times are noon and 7:30 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. newcomers meeting. For information, visit www.oa.org. AcxioMasters Toastmasters, noon Thursday, Acxion Corporation, 3333 S. Finley Road, Downers Grove. For information, call 630-944-4948. Downers Grove Leads Club, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Stevens Restaurant, 2393 63rd St., Woodridge. For information, call 630-921-9720. Mid-Week Connection Worship Service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-968-5432. Families Anonymous Support Group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove. For information, call 630-609-9971 email DownersFA@gmail.com.

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Irritable Bowel, Celiac, Crohn’s or Colitis? Are you afraid to leave your house due to an unpredictable bowel? Have you tried diferent treatments but continue to sufer? Do you know the essentials for a healthy digestive system? Have you given up and decided to just live with it? he digestive system assimilates food (carbs, fats and proteins) to produce energy. It breaks down food into nutrient forms that your body can absorb. It uses enzymes, good bacteria and hydrochloric acid to break down food to a usable form. Your gut is a barrier, a tube that starts in your mouth, continues as your esophagus, small intestine, large intestine and rectum. 80% of your immune system is in your gut. When you break down the barrier (gut lining), toxins can “leak” into the blood stream leading to an immune response, inlammation and food allergies. Hippocrates, the father of medicine said… “look to the gut, there will you ind the origin of almost all human illness.”

Hi, 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 nervous system, immune system, endocrine system (hormones), diet essentials (Neuro-‐Metabolic Care), manage the underlying cause and use natural therapies to manage digestive disorders. here are many essentials required for proper digestion. Let’s talk about a few… Zinc is necessary to make hydrochloric acid (HCL). HCL is needed to break down food (protein) in the stomach and for production of methyl groups. Methyl groups turn on tumor suppressor genes and turn of oncogenes leading to potential cancer growth. If HCL is deicient, this results in poor digestion and a many imbalances due to a deiciency of methyl groups. HCL deiciency also leads to growth of pathological bacteria like H. Pylori, which can cause gastritis, stomach ulcers and possibly stomach cancer. Probiotics (good bacteria) are normally found in the gut. Optimal levels are needed for a proper functioning digestive system. hese probiotics are also part of your immune

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system. hey play an important role in the protective barrier in your gut. Your gut makes up 80% of your immune system due to this barrier system. Antibiotics kill pathologic bacteria and infections but they also kill good bacteria and cause gut dysbiosis (imbalance). his dysbiosis can lead to pathologic bacterial, yeast and parasitic infections as well as food allergies. Digestive system inlammation is associated with IBS, Crohn’s, Celiac and Ulcerative Colitis. It is due to stress, poor diet, toxins and food allergies. Digestive inlammation leads to production of cytokines (inlammatory cells). hese cytokines travel in the blood to the brain and inlame the brain cells. he brain (mesencephalon) in turn controls the digestive system. his leads to a vicious cycle resulting in an inlammatory cascade which exponentially worsens over time. Successfully managing digestive conditions involves balancing the nervous system, digestive system and immune system as well as improving the diet, decreasing gut inlammation and detoxifying the body. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that includes abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhea. he cause is unknown but theories include toxic overload, intestinal infections, inlammation from stress and poor diet generalized condition of the digestive system poor signaling from the brain to the digestive system for proper function.

Medications to treat digestive disorders can weaken your immune system and lead to infections and immune degenerative conditions including cancer. hese medications may give you symptom relief but have side efects and DO NOT ADDRESS the UNDERLYING CAUSE of your condition.

Testimonial As someone who lives with chronic nausea, poor digestion and anxiety, I assumed I was out of options when countless doctors told me that there was nothing else they could do for me. hey told me it was likely all in my head. hen I visited Dr. Forzley and he told me from the initial consultation that he was very conident he could help me. I was so excited that I cried. No other doctor has ever been so much on my side. Now, 8 weeks into treatment, I am nausea free, anxiety free and my digestion is normal. I have started living a life I never thought I could live. My body is a machine, slowed and dirtied by processed foods and environmental toxins. But with the help of Dr. Forzley, my body is on the way back to an optimal state for long term health and happiness. Veronica M.

Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity is a digestive condition that involves gluten sensitivity like Celiac Disease but is not an autoimmune disorder. It involves digestive symptoms (pain, bloating…), fatigue, joint pains as well as neurologic symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, poor memory, brain fog and diiculty concentrating. Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disorder is when your immune system attacks your body instead of protecting it. here is NO CURE for autoimmune disorders. But you can calm down the immune response NATURALLY and decrease the efects of the tissue destruction. If you have an autoimmune disease like Celiac, Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis and you do not balance and calm down the autoimmune destruction, your immune system can attack other tissues and cause multiple autoimmune disorders. It is common for people with an autoimmune disorder to have multiple autoimmune diseases for this reason. Medications are not always the long term answer.

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WHERE: Performance hall of Masonic Temple, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 COST & INFO: $15 for all ages, with access by stairs only; tickets in advance or at the door; www.westsubsymphony. org, 630-887-7464 ABOUT: Musical groups from West Suburban Symphony present “fusion,” a club-style show of popular music and song in a casual setting, with conductor Peter Lipari as master of ceremonies. “This mix of rock, blues, rag, tango … and Broadway music is simply exceptional,” symphony President Richard Lukes said. The show’s hosted by the Athletes of Dance school and West Suburban Symphony Society.

‘SOLDIER’S TALE’

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SINGING CADET WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 COST & INFO: Free; www.classiccinemas.com ABOUT: Among the 16-member U.S. Coast Guard Cadet Chorale will be 1st Class Cadet Kendra Smith of Lisle. The Illinois Math and Science Academy graduate has been singing with the chorale since she entered the Coast Guard Academy in 2010, majoring in marine and environmental sciences. Her mother, Carlene Smith, said she’s had a passion for singing since she was 2.

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WHERE: The Village Cellar, 24 W. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 COST & INFO: $29; 630-325-8466, www.thevillagecellarhinsdale.com ABOUT: Travel across the world one cork at a time in The Village Cellar’s wine school classes Thursday evenings, paired with edibles. The Jan. 23 tutelage will take guests on an adventure to five outstanding wine regions. The current round of wine school classes continues into March, with each week featuring a different theme or geographic location. Sign up ahead of time to reserve a spot, or find details on the website.

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WHERE: Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, and Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, respectively COST & INFO: Price varies; 630-941-0202; www.elmhurstsymphony.org ABOUT: Conducted by Stephen Alltop, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and First Folio Theatre offer a theatrical presentation of Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale,” about a soldier, the devil and a mysterious violin.

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WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora WHEN: Jan. 15 to Feb. 9: 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday COST & INFO: $36.90 to $49.90; ParamountAurora.com, 630-896-6666 ABOUT: Rachel Rockwell directs the hit musical “42nd Street.” Featured actors include Catherine Lord of Naperville (shown) as Dorothy Brock. To meet growing demand for its Broadway series, Paramount has extended each show’s run from three to four weeks this season. In the G-rated story about Broadway, will Peggy have the talent and moxie to tap dance her way to the top?

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Antonino’s serves Italian hometown favorites LA GRANGE – My family and I have been dining at Antonino’s Ristorante in La Grange for as long as I can remember. In fact, there’s a good chance my first bite of restaurant Italian food – likely spaghetti – was consumed there. Antonino’s is a destination in La Grange, especially for commuters in the vicinity of La Grange’s Stone Avenue train station. Riders on the way home from work often can be seen making the detour into Antonino’s to pick up a pizza for the family. One of the best things about this restaurant is how little it has changed in the past 25 years. Its traditional Italian restaurant interior and the way the windows fog in the cold is something that always draws me back. Even the menu is largely the same – a special plus for my dining companion. Taking the family dinner to heart, I invited my brother to accompany me. Now, my brother is the kind of person who always orders the same thing. When he’s in the mood for Chinese, it’s General Tso’s chicken from Moy Goy Inn just down the street. When it’s a burger, a trip to Palmer Place is required. Breakfast? Well, that’s always at Cafe Calbay for a skillet made with corned beef hash, poached eggs and American cheese. But for Italian? There’s only one place: Antonino’s for spaghetti and meatballs. Besides Antonino’s pizza, I think it likely he’s never tried anything else on the menu. I set out to change that on our visit, but traditions die hard. To whet our appetite, we ordered two appetizers neither of us had tried in the past: fried calamari and bruschetta. The calamari was incredibly crispy, and the bruschetta was just the right amount of toasty goodness piled high with garlic, tomatoes and basil. Fantastic. For our entrees, I ordered the lasagna. Although I’ve

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More photos online To see more photos from Antonino’s Ristorante, find this story online at PlanitLife.com/ mysterydiner although I’ve had it before, but it comes with heaping pasta, covered in sauce, with Suburban Life Media photos two classic Italian meatballs Antonino’s Ristorante recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a La Grange destination for Italian spe- perched on top. My brother’s review: “It’s perfect. Exactly cialties including hand-tossed pizza. what I wanted.” Even though we were full and had leftovers to bring home, no trip to Antonino’s would be complete without an order of tiramisu for dessert. Fluffy, creamy and dusted with cocoa powder, it was the perfect end to the meal. As I said, I’ve been here enough to tour the menu extensively. Also worth the trip is the very garlicky and very good matarocco sauce with spaghetti; the meatball sandwich is fantastic; and the pizza holds its own against the many choices La Grange Crispy fried calamari is a great provides. But, when it comes to dish to start off the meal for the finding a suburban spot for entire family. classic Italian-American dining where the whole family Spaghetti at Antonino’s is worth risking a drip for a big serving of flawill leave pleased, Antonino’s fresh, crunchy lettuce. vorful sauce and juicy Italian meatballs. can’t be beat. The lasagna came completely submerged in Ansampled the menu many logic. The Mystery Diner is a tonino’s bright red classic times, I’d never had the dish. Both dishes come with a newsroom employee at Submarinara sauce, striking the My brother, of course, got loaf of amazingly crusty-onurban Life Media. The diner’s the spaghetti and meatballs. the-outside, pillow-soft-on-the- perfect balance of cheese, identity is not revealed to pasta and sauce. It’s so full of There was no convincing him inside bread and your choice the restaurant staff before or flavor that you end up eating otherwise. But when you find of soup or salad. We ordered more bread than you intended during the meal. Only positive a dish you like, and you know salads with creamy garlic dining experiences will result – just to mop up every drop. I it will be consistently good, dressing, which arrived with didn’t get to try the spaghetti, in published reviews. it’s hard to argue with the a big tomato slice and lots of


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Music This Week at Fitzgerald’s, Wednesday, Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Jan. 15: The SideBar Sessions with BakerzMillion, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation (Jazz); Jan. 17: Tributosaurus becomes Bob Dylan, 9 p.m., $20 TW (Rock); Jan. 18: Rico, 9 p.m., $10 TW (Rock); Jan. 19: Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners, 6 p.m. (Doors at 5 p.m.), $10 ($5 for 17 and under) (Jazz). For information, call 708-788-2118 or visit www. itzgeraldsnightclub.com. 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. Jan. 16: Open Mic Blues Jam (Free); Jan. 17: Doug Lee & The Blues Family at 9:30 p.m. ($6 Cover); Jan. 18: Pat Smillie Blues Band at 9:30 p.m. ($6 Cover). For information, call 708-484-3610 or visit www. harlemavenuelounge.com.

JAN. 16 Dining a la Downton, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove. In honor of the fourth season of “Downton Abbey.” A trained head cook and an English butler are portrayed, transporting you to an early 20th-century estate. Register in advance online. For information, visit www.dglibrary.org.

JAN. 17 Jon Heder Hosts “Napoleon Dynamite” Screenings, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, 1001 W. 75th St., Woodridge, and 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville. Jon Heder, THE Napoleon Dynamite, will host screenings of the cult favorite and be available to meet and sign autographs; additional charges apply. For information, visit www. atriptothemovies.com. Film Discussion: “Bless Me Ultima,” 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut Street, Western Springs. Drama set in New Mexico during World War II centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. No advance registration required. For information, call 708-246-0520 or visit www.fordlibrary.org. Singer/Songwriter Amy Dixon-Kolar, 8:15 p.m. Friday, Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss Ave., Downers Grove. Special CD release concert. “Dancing Through the Storm” is Dixon-Kolar’s newest solo project. Celtic, traditional, blues and folk inluences are incorporated into her contemporary acoustic style.

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SNOWSHOES STEP UP WINTER FUN WHERE: Blackwell Forest Preserve west division ofices, 29W400 Mack Road, Warrenville WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at ofice, or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17, from Mount Hoy tubing hill COST & INFO: If 3 inches of snow or more blanket the forest preserve, you can trek by snowshoes that are available for rental through February. Visitors will be given basic instructions and a map of trails. “One of the beneits of snowshoeing is that when there’s deep snow, it’s easy to get to areas that are off the beaten path,” Ranger Nate Hambel said. Rental costs $5 for two hours or $10 for the whole day. For details, call 630-876-5931. Visit www.dupageforest.org. West Suburban Symphony “fusion” Martin Luther King Jr., 3 to 4:30 p.m. Club-Style Show, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, North Central College Wentz Masonic Temple, 923 Curtiss St., Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Downers Grove. Five groups of Naperville. Mei-Ann Chen leads her classically trained musicians, ranging JAN. 18 third Wentz Concert Hall tribute to from duets to quintets, will perform the civil rights leader. For information, popular music in a casual setting. Winter Wonderland, Book Donation visit northcentralcollege.edu. The show will feature vocal and and Open House, 10 a.m. to noon instrumental renditions of hits by top JAN. 20 Saturday, The Goddard School, 8350 rock bands from the ’60s to today, Lemont Road, Darien. Includes book plus music by Irving Berlin, George readings by special guests including The Whiskey Brothers, 7:30 to 8:30 Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Astor Mary Kathleen Weaver, face painting, p.m. Monday, Fountaindale Library, Piazzolla and Andrew Lloyd Webber. balloon artists, crafts, refreshments 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Tickets, $15 for all ages, will be availand more. The school will be acEnergetic Irish music. These informal able at the door. Doors open at 6:45 cepting books, in collaboration with sessions call for audience participap.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Bernie’s Book Bank, with the goal of tion, song requests, and a fair amount For information, call 630-887-7464 or collection 1,500 books. For informaof laughter! For information, visit visit www.westsubsymphony.org. tion, call 630-985-7117. www.fountaindale.org. Jim Peterik & World Stage, 8 p.m. Catalog Homes of Downers Grove Saturday, North Central College Exhibit Grand Opening, 1 to 3 p.m. JAN. 21 Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Saturday, Downers Grove Park District Ave., Naperville. Jim Peterik presents Museum, 831 Maple Ave., Downers Eastern Fire Belly Dance, 8 to 10 his ultimate rock show, featuring the Grove. Museum Supervisor Julie p.m. Tuesday, Coop’s Den, 148 w. very best artists he was fortunate to Bunke will be the presenter. This is a Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Feabe associated and perform with. For irst-come, irst-served event. Seating turing a variety of belly dance styles information, call 630-637-7469. is limited and the event is free. Light performed by student, semi-prorefreshment will be served. For fessional and professional dancers. information, call 630-963-1309 email JAN. 19 For information, call 630-988-4443 jbunke@dgparks.org. email easternirebellydance@gmail. Chicago Sinfionetta: Tribute to Dr. Positively Pasta, 6 p.m. Saturday, com. Liberty Cultural Center, 6445 W. 27th Place, Berwyn. Guest chefs Commissioners Mario Manfredini and Frank Amaro will prepare a pasta experience that you do not want to miss. There will be silent auctions and rafles throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds support 2117 W 63rd Street, Downers Grove the Berwyn Park District Scholarship Phone: (630)541-9872 Fax:(630)541-9873 Tuesday-Friday Fund. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 Daily Lunch Specials: 11:00am - 3:00pm 11 am - 3 pm Only p.m. and music and dancing at 8 p.m. Dinner: Tues - Thurs 5:00pm - 9:30pm Good Thru 1-31-14 For information, call 708-795-2892 or Fri & Sat 5:00pm - 10:30pm Dine in only. 1 Coupon per table. Sun 5:00pm - 9:30pm • Closed Monday Cannot be combined with any other offer. visit www.berwynparks.org. Tickets are $7 each. For information, call 630-969-9720 or visit www. twowaystreet.org.

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TheraCORE brings personal attention back to physical therapy Five years ago, two physical therapists opened TheraCORE, Therapeutic Center for Rehabilitation and Exercise, dedicated to building a treatment model based in comprehensive patient care and attention to the individual. Amy Goebbert and Jen Bazan had spent more than a decade in the field, and five years working for a large therapy chain, when they opened TheraCORE in Lockport. “It was just too corporate, says Goebbert of the large franchise environment. “We felt unable to maintain a level of patient care we felt good about.” Now in charge of their own private practice, the Bazan and Goebbert at their TheraCORE clinics in Lockport and Westmont offer a business model based on time, quality of care, with evidence based practice and good communication. “Everybody is on the same page during the treatment process,” she explains. “From this, we see excellent results. Patients are referred to us and we see them succeed where others have failed.”

To see a physical therapist at TheraCORE, patients need a prescription from their physician for medical coverage. Complimentary injury screenings are offered to assess treatment. “We can do a 20 minute screening, explain what we think is going on and refer you to a stretch, an exercise, or a physician,” Goebbert says. With a focus on whole body wellness, the professionals at TheraCORE are dedicated to not only treating, but also educating their patients about their health, through one-on-one consultations, step-by-step exercise programs, and ongoing wellness events for the community.

Find out more at an upcoming event: Family Fitness Challenge 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. A large number of TheraCORE’s patients come directly Sunday, February 9 from doctors.

“They know us well and appreciate the care we offer,” she says. “But most of our patients come referred by others. The word of mouth has been a great barometer of how our patients feel about their treatment at TheraCORE.” Five licensed physical therapists treat a variety of afflictions, from orthopedic injuries, to balance deficits, and even headaches. Specialty areas include: • Orthotic fabrication • Running, triathlete population • Hand therapy • Back treatment • Vestibular therapy • Massage therapy • Graston Technique® “We do a lot of manual therapy, hands on with the patients,” she says. “Things like joint mobilizations, massage. Everything we do is based on the latest evidence and it’s growing all the time. While patients are performing their exercises, we’re right there working on their form.”

Multiple itness and wellness stations including: nutrition, stretching, core and strength training, video fitness games, laser tag by Laser Quest, dance workouts, beach body workouts and much more. Each station will be staffed with a licensed physical therapist educated on wellness and exercise. Giveaways and prizes available Space is limited to the first 50 registrants Call 630-908-7430 to register.

TheraCORE has two convenient locations to serve you: 16622 West 159th Street, Suite 503 Lockport, IL 815-838-5070 350 East Ogden Avenue, Suite 200 Westmont, IL 630-908-7430 www.theracorept.com

Exercise benefits the brain, too

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egular exercise can benefit the body in many ways, helping men and women maintain healthier weights and lower their risks for developing potentially deadly diseases. Though many people are quick to associate exercise with its physical benefits, those hours spent on the treadmill also can boost brain power. According to Dr. Barry Gordon, professor of neurology and cognitive science at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and coauthor of “Intelligent Memory: Improve the Memory That Makes You Smarter,” exercise has a direct impact on the brain. That’s because exercise works directly on brain tissue, improving the connections between nerve cells, creating new synapses, growing new neurons and blood vessels, and improving cell energy efficiency. So while many people may begin an exercise regimen with a goal of trimming their waistlines or toning their bodies, they might be happy to know that those physical benefits are accompanied by several cognitive benefits as well. As the American Psychological Association acknowledges, the connection between exercise and mental health is hard to ignore, and the APA notes that the following are just a few of the mental benefits men and women might reap from regular exercise. Improved mood Many people feel great after exercising, especially if that exercise comes at the end of a particularly stressful day. However, those extra laps on the track or those hours spent on the treadmill don’t just pay shortterm dividends. In a controlled trial overseen by Duke University researcher and clinical psychologist James Blumenthal, sedentary adults with major depressive disorder were assigned into one of four groups: supervised exercise, home-based exercise, antidepressant therapy, or a placebo pill. Those in the exercise and antidepressant groups had higher rates of remission than those in the placebo group, and Blumenthal concluded that exercise was generally comparable to antidepressants for men and women with major depressive disorder. In addition, in following up with patients a year later, Blumenthal found that those who continued to exercise had lower depression scores than those participants who were less active. Blumenthal’s study was not the only one to conclude that exercise can have a positive impact on mood. In a review of 11 studies that examined the effects of exercise on mental health, Boston University professor of psychology Michael Otto and his colleagues found that exercise could be a

powerful tool when treating clinical depression, and even recommended clinicians include exercise as part of their treatment plans for depressed patients. Antidote to anxiety Some researchers, Otto included, have begun to examine the effects of exercise on treating and possibly preventing anxiety. The body’s nervous system responds quickly when people feel frightened or threatened, often causing the body’s heart rate to increase and sweating and dizziness to occur. Those people who are especially sensitive to anxiety respond to these feelings with fear, and that makes them more likely to develop panic disorders. But Otto and fellow researcher Jasper Smits of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University studied the effects that regular workouts might have on people prone to anxiety. Since exercise produces many of the same physical reactions, such as sweating and an elevated heart rate, the body produces when responding to fear or threats, Otto and Smits wanted to determine if exercise might help people prone to anxiety become less likely to panic when experiencing fear or threats. In studying 60 participants with heightened sensitivity to anxiety, Otto and Smits found that the subjects who participated in a two-week exercise program exhibited marked improvements in anxiety sensitivity compared to those participants who did not take part in the exercise program. Otto and Smith concluded that this improvement was a result of the exercise group participants learning to associate the symptoms common to both fear and exercise, such as sweating and an elevated heart rate, with something positive (exercise) instead of something negative (anxiety). Regular exercise benefits the human body in numerous ways, not the least of which is its impact on the brain. More information on the link between exercise and improved mental health is available at www.apa.org.


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any adults find themselves feeling drowsy in the hours after they eat lunch. A heavy lunch, a staid office atmosphere or a combination of the two can make professionals feel sleepy as the workday winds down. Though some might opt for a second cup of coffee, the immediate energy boost provided by caffeine quickly wears off, leaving men and women feeling even more tired as a result. Oftentimes, the right mid-afternoon snack can provide the energy boosts adults need to stay productive throughout the workday. The following are a handful of healthy snacks that tend to provide a lot of energy. * Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people are opting for this snack that’s rich in calcium, protein, phosphorous, and zinc. Traditional yogurt tends to provide a quick energy boost, as it is generally easy to digest, before that boost quickly fades. Greek yogurt is thicker than traditional yogurt, so it does not digest so easily, producing more sustained energy levels as a result.

However, Greek yogurt is also loaded with protein, helping men and women feel fuller longer. That can be beneficial for those who want to lose weight, as the feeling of fullness that Greek yogurt provides means those who eat it are less likely to eat more snacks throughout the day. * Whole grains: Whole grain snacks are loaded with energizing ingredients, including fiber, iron, magnesium, and protein. Whole wheat snacks are also loaded with B vitamins, which help people fight fatigue and stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition, the body takes longer to absorb the complex carbohydrates found in whole wheat snacks, which means the body can maintain stable blood sugar levels for extended periods of time, and that leads to a long-lasting energy boost. White bread and simple carbohydrates provide an immediate, yet temporary, energy boost when people’s blood sugar levels spike. But once that initial energy boost subsides, men and women will be left feeling fatigued. * Edamame: Many people may know edamame from recipes, but

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hough it might once have been considered a trend, yoga has long since moved on from trendy territory to become a more widely accepted discipline that is practiced by millions for its positive impact on mental and physical health. Though yoga is an ancient practice, only recently has it become so popular in the western hemisphere, where Sports Marketing Surveys found that roughly 20 million Americans over the age of 18 practiced yoga in 2012. That's a considerable increase from just four years earlier, when just under 16 million Americans admitted to practicing yoga. The growing popularity of yoga likely comes as no surprise to its many practitioners, who often credit yoga with relieving stress and improving overall fitness. In addition, yoga can also help alleviate chronic pain and, according to the Mayo Clinic, reduce risk factors for chronic conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure. While yoga is beneficial in many ways, it's important that men and women not mistake yoga for medical treatment. Though yoga may be part of an individual's treatment plan, it's still necessary that men and women with medical conditions rely on their health care providers for treatment. For example, doctors may recommend yoga to individuals dealing with elevated stress levels, but doctors also may want their patients to take certain medications in order to lower those stress levels. Yoga on its own may be effective, but men and women should still seek professional medical treatment when dealing with health problems. It's also important that men and women beginning a yoga regimen not take it lightly. Though the atmosphere in a typical yoga studio tends to be serene, yoga is a physically demanding discipline, and those unprepared to deal with such demands often find themselves suffering from injuries. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, injuries to the neck, shoulders, spine, legs, and knees are possible when practitioners of yoga do not exercise proper technique and caution. So it pays for beginners to heed the following warnings when beginning a yoga regimen. * Work with a professional. No matter how long your neighbor insists he or she has practiced yoga, it's still best that you learn the discipline from a

certified instructor. Your neighbor might know all of the poses, but an instructor with credentials can help men and women with preexisting medical conditions avoid poses that can exacerbate such conditions. Novices might not know that certain poses can increase injury risk for sufferers of osteoporosis, spinal problems and high or low blood pressure. When trying yoga for the first time, always work with a professional, making sure to discuss any preexisting medical conditions before your initial session. * Take things slowly. Its reputation as a calming discipline often gives beginners the mistaken impression that yoga is an easy discipline to grasp. However, it's best for beginners to take things slowly before attempting to perform difficult stretches and poses. Yoga is not a competition, so give yourself adequate time to learn proper breathing techniques and figure out ways to maintain your balance. Once you have mastered such techniques, you can then begin to try your hand at more advanced poses. * Warm up before each session. Men and women should warm up before beginning any exercise regimen, and yoga is no exception. Stiff, cold muscles can lead to serious injury whether you're playing basketball or stretching into a yoga pose. Warm up your muscles with a few minutes of light cardiovascular exercise before beginning a yoga session to reduce your risk of muscle tears or pain when you start stretching or posing. * Dress appropriately. Flexibility is essential when practicing yoga, so make sure your clothing is not restrictive. Women can buy pants made specifically for yoga that stretch easily, making it easier to perform various poses and stretches. Men may also be able to find pants made specifically for yoga, but if not, athletic shorts or track pants can work just as well. * Stop if you feel any physical problems. It is not uncommon, especially for beginners, to experience feelings of dizziness or feel as if your body is becoming overheated during yoga. In such instances, stop immediately, as yoga is supposed to be a pain-free discipline. Ask the instructor for help the moment you start to feel faint, dizzy, overheated, or injured. Physical problems during yoga may be a byproduct of dehydration, so be sure to begin your session fully hydrated and remain so throughout your workout.


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Downers Grove North’s Ray Greco drives downcourt after he and teammates Colin Kramper and David Edwards force a turnover during Friday’s game against Glenbard West. In their first action since Dec. 20, the Trojans lost 56-43.

Trojans cold in return to court By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com GLEN ELLYN – Down 13-0 after the first three minutes of Friday’s clash with Glenbard West, Downers Grove North looked like a team that hadn’t played in a while. Turns out, that was exactly the case. Returning to game action for the first time since Dec. 20, the Trojans could not overcome their slow start in an eventual 56-43 West Suburban Silver loss to the Hilltoppers. “We’ve been off since Dec. 20,” Downers Grove North

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coach Jim Thomas said. “Call it whatever you want, but we won’t excuse ourselves for them coming out strong and us not responding. I felt like we

and trailed by 12 going into the break. On the offensive end, the Trojans could never get on 19 attempts from the free throw track, scoring just 29 points line and 3-of-13 attempts from through three quarters. 3-point territory. “We’ve got to make sure we Corey Davis: The Glenbard take care of the ball,” Thomas West senior guard scored 21 said, “and get it to players in points in the first half and finished positions where they can exewith a game-high 27. cute what we are trying to do.” One major positive from Friday was the return of junior guard Myles Farley, who was the team’s leading scorer didn’t compete for four quar- a year ago before tearing his ters, and that is something we ACL in the playoff opener. He scored seven points against usually do.” Downers Grove North yield- Glenbard West. “He will certainly help the ed 34 points in the first half

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flow of our offense,” the coach said. Ray Greco topped Downers Grove North with 11 points and Devin Blake added nine. The task won’t get any easier Friday when the Trojans welcome WSS conference leader York for a 7:30 p.m. matchup. The Dukes are 4-0 in league play. “York is really good,” Thomas said. “It is a great challenge for us and it should be a lot of fun.” The squad then hosts Oswego East at 6 p.m. Saturday as part of the North’s Winter Classic shootout.


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Suburban Life ATHLETE OF THE WEEK PEYTON WINTERS Downers Grove North Junior | Basketball Why Winters was selected: Winters scored 12 points in the first quarter and had a game-high 20 as the Trojans remained perfect in conference play with a 54-41 win over York. Peyton Winters went out for the track and field team for the first time last year, but basketball, the sport she’s played since she was in grade school, is still her No. 1 sport. She showed as much during Saturday’s game against York as her 20-point effort helped the Trojans remain unbeaten in West Suburban Silver play. Winters, the Sears Hardware and Appliance Athlete of the Week, spoke with Suburban Life sports editor Jason Rossi about her big game and the team’s success this season.

What was it like for you in the first quarter? I think we came really ready to play. We hadn’t had a conference game in a while, so we were really excited and really focused and came out with a lot of energy. We were just trying to play our game and we were good to go.

Did it feel like anything you threw up was going to go in? At times, there were some shots where I was like, ‘Well, I guess I’ll take it,’ but for the most part I think I went up a little bit stronger than I usually do. That was a big part of it.

After struggling last year, what’s it been like for the team this season? It’s been so much fun, and that’s been a big part of it. We’re such a close close group of girls, and when we go out there and play it’s not just about winning but about having a ton of fun. When we win it’s even better, but because we’re so close we work well together and it’s been easy for us to win.

How would you describe your role on this team? I just try to be the best team player I can be and pick up my teammates when I can.

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By JASON ROSSI jrossi@shawmedia.com VILLA PARK – Already looking at a roster with several new faces heading into the year, Downers Grove South’s girls basketball team was dealt more blows in season. Senior forward Melissa McLean and junior starting guard Megan Muench were lost for the season with ACL injuries, adding to the Mustangs’ challenge of remaking the team this winter. “Every team out there goes through a year or two where they’re trying to rebuild the program,” South head coach Lyndsie Long said. “[The injuries] don’t help the cause, but that happened a while ago and I keep telling the girls we need to learn to play without them.” The learning process continued Friday in a 61-42 loss to conference foe and West Suburban Gold-leading Willowbrook. The Warriors jumped out

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to an early 5-0 lead and were ahead 15-2 at the end of the first quarter. Playing catchup from the get-go proved to be too much for the Mustangs (5-10 overall, 2-4 WSG) to overcome. “I knew Willowbrook was a really good team,” Long said. “Their record shows it, but when you go down and you have five or six plays where we’re not scoring and then [the other team is] scoring, I just tell the girls, ‘We have to take it one at a time. We can’t rush on offense and have a bad offensive play.’ “We have to take our time and look for the good shot, and just take it one posses-

sion at a time.” Vashae Easley had backto-back buckets for South early in the second quarter, and the Mustangs used a 6-0 run at the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth to cut the deficit to 44-30, but they got no closer. South was scheduled to play York Monday in a West Suburban Conference crossover before hosting WSG rival Leyden this weekend. A week’s worth of practice could be just what the Mustangs need as they look to build momentum in the second half of the season. “I told my girls when we got back from winter break there were two ways to look at it,” Long said. “They can look at it as either our injures are preventing us from being the best team we can be, or let’s play our butts off, play together and compete every single game. “I see improvement, but at the same time I see room for improvement.”

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Annie Carlson School: Westmont Class: Sophomore Position: Guard Impact: Carlson saw some action with the varsity team last winter, but with several players from last year’s team having graduated, Carlson has stepped up as one of the Sentinels’ best players. She is one of the team’s primary ball handlers, but at 5-foot-9 she adds some size and aggressiveness in the paint, where she has shown the ability to finish in different ways.

Kasandra Rugienius School: Downers Grove South Class: Freshman Position: Guard Impact: It’s not often that a freshman can transition to high school varsity ball, but that is precisely what Rugienius has done this season. Having gained experience as an AAU player prior to joining the Mustangs, Rugienius has already carved out a role as a key reserve thanks to her ability to handle the ball and shoot from range. “She has been with us all season as a role player, and I’ve seen her improve on her shot and be more confident on that,” South head coach Lyndsie Long said. “I keep telling her every day, ‘I need your

Addyson Wesolowski (left) drives against Willowbrook during Friday’s game. A recent varsity callup, the freshman has already logged major minutes for the Mustangs. Jason Rossi - j rossi@shawmedia.com

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Each basketball season provides an opportunity for new players to step into the spotlight. From juniors and seniors seeing significant playing time for the first time to underclassmen making an impact, these girls basketball players are having breakout seasons.

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ready playing up a level when the season started as a freshman on the sophomore team, and due in part to injuries and her solid play, she recently moved up to join the varsity squad. Her age is no hindrance – head coach Lyndsie Long is already confident putting the ball in Wesolowski’s hands during crucial parts of the game. “Addyson took the point guard role [against Willowbrook] and went with it, she wasn’t scared,” Long said. “That’s what I’m looking for — someone to handle the ball and be the voice of the team, and that’s what she’s been doing.”

Peyton Winters School: Downers Grove North Class: Junior Position: Forward Impact: Winters was a varsity player last year, but a year of seasoning and some extra confidence has done wonders for her game. The 6-foot-2 post player has height that presents matchup problems for opposing teams, and a wide array of post moves ensure she can score in the paint. “She’s stepped up since last year, a lot, and grown up and has a tremendous amount of toughness,” North head coach Stephan Bolt said. “Now she’s more confident finishing around the rim and finishing strong. I think she’s gotten stronger defensively, too. Both ends of the floor she helps us out in a lot of ways.”

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Westmont’s Annie Carlson drives to the hoop against Riverside Brookfield on Jan. 8. The sophomore was a varsity player for the Sentinels last season but has taken on a larger role this year


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Salary cap could haunt the Bears Hub Arkush

As the Bears Vice President of Football Administration, General Counsel and lead contract negotiator Cliff Stein is one of the best “capologists” in the NFL. Nobody understands the salary cap or knows how to work with it better than Stein, and there are no better negotiators in the NFL either. I can’t remember the last time the team targeted a free agent, convinced him to come to Chicago and Stein couldn’t fit him under the cap. Still, the Bears will begin the 2014 NFL league year in a bit of salary cap hell and there’s very little Phil Emery and Stein can do about it without some painful cuts to the current roster. The 2013 Salary cap was approxi-

mately $123 million and early projections are that it could go as high as $127 million in 2014. But of the current Bears under contract, nine Bears veterans, Jay Cutler, Julius Peppers, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Jermon Bushrod, Martellus Bennett, Tim Jennings and Robbie Gould are occupying approximately $85 million of cap space according to spotrac.com. If the $127 million figure proves accurate that will leave Stein just $42 million to spread among 44 players and that will be an impossible task if the Bears hope to add any proven talents via free agency. Shea McClellin, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Slauson, Kyle Long, Jordan Mills, Stephen Paea, Jonathan Bostic and Khaseem Greene are all almost certain to be back. Slauson just resigned and the rest are all in their rookie contracts and none of them have been around long enough to have those deals renegotiated to be more salary cap friendly.

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There goes another $11.5 million in cap space, leaving $30.5 million and the club is still looking for starters at center, defensive end, defensive tackle, possibly one or two linebacker spots, at least one cornerback, safety, nickel back, punter and 28 reserves. It’s a serious mess and none of it is Stein’s fault. It is the price of failing badly in the NFL College Draft during the past four to five seasons. Forget going back further than that as any players drafted prior to the last four or five years would be in their second contracts and have higher cap values. The only significant starters with star potential on the Bears roster right now who were drafted in the last five years are Jeffery and Long. Every other significant contributor is in his second NFL contract and helping to stretch the Salary Cap. The Bears have almost no young talent saving them cap space. The Bears do have the option of pushing a significant potion of Cutlers cap hit

into out years of his deal and almost certainly will have to, potentially creating as much as $10 million of extra room. But what if Cutler doesn’t work out or gets hurt? Then your cap is strangled even worse in a few years if you have to replace him and carry dead cap money. The Bears will also have to cut or restructure the deals of Peppers and Michael Bush, which will save about $12 million of cap space if they cut them, but they will then have to add another starting defensive end who will need to be a premier pass rusher and a dependable number two running back. Emery and Marc Trestman have said their goal is to make the Bears younger on defense. Some part of that goal is borne out of need to deal with their cap issues. But the reality is getting younger and getting better, with limited financial resources to make up for any missed draft picks is a truly difficult situation to be in.

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tackles and an inability to pressure the quarterback, among other struggles. Tucker should be able to help with the new hires to coach the linebackers and D-line, as he gets a chance to put more of a mark on this defense. “We believe Mel is the right person to lead our defensive unit,” Trestman said. “He fully understands where we need to improve, has the skill set and leadership to oversee the changes that need to be made and to execute our plan to get the results we know are necessary.” Trestman and Phil Emery were firm in their stance that, when healthy in the first three games, the defense played at a high level. That showed the faith they have in Tucker as a coordinator,

and he could be working with completely different personnel next season. Tim Jennings, Stephen Paea and Briggs are the only regulars that should be back at their positions in 2014. Major Wright, Corey Wootton, Melton, James Anderson, Williams, Charles Tillman, Jeremiah Ratliff and Collins are all free agents. The futures of Chris Conte and Peppers are in question, and McClellin and Bostic could be at different positions. With Tucker getting another year to prove himself, expect to see a more aggressive defense. “We want a physical, fast, playmaking defense, a defense that causes disruption,” Emery said. One game that sticks out as a potential blueprint of the

Bears’ 2014 defensive style is the win in Pittsburgh in Week Three. According to Pro Football Focus, Ben Roethlisberger was under pressure on 20 plays, six more than any other Bears opposing quarterback. They blitzed Big Ben 19 times, tied for the most all season. After halftime, Roethlisberger started finding success under pressure, but the aggressive defense was too much. The Bears forced five turnovers in that 40-23 win. As bad as the defense was, the Bears were a play away from winning the NFC North, which made the meltdown on that side of the ball all the more frustrating. Tucker gets another chance, and even though the coordinator is the same, expect the Bears’ defense to look much different next season.

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The worst defense in Bears history cost two assistant coaches their jobs, but the leader of the unit will be back in 2014. Linebackers coach Tim Tibesar and defensive line coach Mike Phair were fired but defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return. “We thank Mike and Tim for their effort and dedication. They are men of high character and integrity,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman said in a statement Sunday. “These are not easy decisions and we do not attribute our lack of success on defense to two individuals.” Both Tibesar and Phair’s units were marred by injuries. Thrust into the lineup,

rookies Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene did not show the improvement the team wanted to see, especially down the stretch. The Bears were last in the league in run defense. “I saw Khaseem do it right and Jon do it right, and I saw them both do it wrong,” Trestman said in his Jan. 2 news conference. “I did not see a consistency in their play.” On the D-line, Henry Melton and Nate Collins both tore their ACL, while Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin did not produce up to expectations off the edges. Someone was going to take the fall for a defense that allowed 6,313 net yards in 2013, and it went to the position coaches of the front seven, which made the same mistakes week after week: problems fitting the run, missed

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF VS JOHN GREMER A/K/A JOHN M. GREMER; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 322 4TH STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 11 CH 2992 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on February 11, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the followin de ribed real tate ntioned

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 Daily Rates - subject to change daily without notice Mortgage rates vary in APR and other qualifying factors. Points-Designate Discount & Origination.

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Area News Round-up Advertising ROBERT EDWARDS NAMED THE COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Spanish. Committed to her clients she provides exceptional customer service to her buyers and sellers. Through her experience as a real estate professional she has become a strong, skillful and DOWNERS GROVE OFFICE TOP PRODUCER IN VOLUME FOR DECEMBER effective negotiator. She has extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland area specializing in Cook Downers Grove, IL (January 8, 2014) Robert Edwards, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was presented an award for “Top Producer in Volume” in the Downers Grove ofice for the month of December. “This award is based on a combination of top sales in volume, high professional standards and outstanding service to clients during the month,” explained John Carlson, ofice sales manager. “Robert Edwards is a peak performer who soars to the highest level of achievement within our company. Through the strength of his individual successes, and those of each and every member of our organizaEdwards tion, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage continues to prosper and lead the real estate industry into the future.” Edwards is a long time resident of Downers Grove. His career in Real Estate started with Coldwell Banker over 10 years ago. He loves working with people and enjoys listing and selling homes as well as inding rentals for his clients. He spends his spare time with family and friends and is an active member at his church. To contact Robert, visit the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales ofice located at 5114 Main St., Downers Grove or call 630 964-9696.

ANA RAMIREZ NAMED THE COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE’S DOWNERS GROVE OFFICE TOP SALES PRODUCER FOR DECEMBER

Ramirez

Downers Grove, IL (January 8, 2014) Ana Ramirez, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was presented an award for “Top Sales Producer” in the Downers Grove ofice for the month of December. “This award is based on a combination of top sales in units, high professional standards and outstanding service to clients during the month,” explained John Carlson, ofice sales manager. “Ana has earned a reputation for offering her clients the highest level of support.” Ramirez, a resident of Clarendon Hills, is bilingual speaking English and

and DuPage counties. Her professional care of clients extends beyond real estate to cosmetology as an owner and stylist since 2003. To contact Ana, visit the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales ofice 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 ofices 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 company-owned real estate brokerage ofices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.

REALTOR® RITA RADEN EARNS GRI DESIGNATION Illinois REALTOR® Rita Raden was recently awarded the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. Rita Raden, of Baird & Warner Real Estate in Downers Grove, completed the curriculum required to achieve this highly acclaimed designation. She joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation with this designation. Rita earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation by attending a speciic, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, inance, risk Raden reduction, technology and social media. With this designation, Rita has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation. She has developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to better navigate the real estate market and serve prospective clients and customers. Taught by leading real estate professionals from around the country, the Graduate REALTOR® Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers.


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Page 40 • SDP • Suburban Life - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ngular ing described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-09-302-018 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 322 4TH STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ONE CAR DETACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $259,676.73. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1113148 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581322 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. f/k/a HARRIS N.A., Plaintiff, vs. VILMA VAICIULYTE, VILLAGE SQUARE I CONDOMINIUM, UNKNOWN OWNERS, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANTS,

CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANTS, OCCUPANTS and LEASEHOLDS, Defendants. 12 CH 2058 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 18, 2013, The Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on February 4, 2014 , in DuPage County Sheriff's Office, Southwest Lobby, 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton IL, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Permanent Index Number: 09-29-202-002-0000 Commonly Known as: 7303 Winthrop Way, Unit 8, Downers Grove, IL 60516 The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence. Sale terms: Bidders must be present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information, call Mr. Gary E. Green at Clark Hill PLC, 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 985-5900. I583452 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life F11010195 SPS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE7, Plaintiff, vs. Kathy Shier a/k/a Kathy L. Shier a/k/a Kathy L. Shier Sr.; Farmingdale North No. 1 Condominium Association; Arrow Financial Services, LLC; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants, Defendants. Property Address: 7401 Black Burn Avenue Unit 105, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 12 CH 4513 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on November 14, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 20, 2014 , commencing at 10AM, at Dupage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL

y 60187. to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 7401 Black Burn Avenue Unit 105, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 P.I.N.: 09-29-215-101 First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $175050.94 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dupage County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I582777 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON ILLINOIS U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for Banc of America Funding 2005-3 Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Rachel Ronquillo, AKA Rachel L. Ronquillo; Suffield Gardens Condominium Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 7S040 Suffield Court, Unit 206D, Westmont, IL 60559 Judge Robert G. Gibson

udge 2012 CH 004995 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on November 6, 2013, DuPage County Sheriff will on February 11, 2014, at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 7S040 Suffield Court, Unit 206D, Westmont, IL 60559 Parcel Number(s): 09-21-216-069 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 12-023231. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Atty. No.: 271625 I583039 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Joseph C. Grzych; Cynthia A. Grzych; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 4827 Elm Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Judge Robert G. Gibson 2013 CH 001456 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 7, 2013, DuPage County Sheriff will Febr 11, 2014, th hour

ge y on February 11, 2014, at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 4827 Elm Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Parcel Number(s): 09-08-201-007 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-011553. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Atty. No.: 271625 I583049 January 15, 22, 29, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life

any pr tation 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 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 representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 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: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 7167. Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Ph. 312-541-9710 THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Fax 312-541-9711 DUPAGE COUNTY JB&A # IL 13 7167 WHEATON, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE DuPage County No.: 182011 I572911 ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF January 8, 15, 22, 2014 vs. Downers Grove Suburban Life MARY L. SLADEK-DREISER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE MARY L. SLADEK-DREISER REVOCABLE TRUST DATED THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY SEPTEMBER 20, 2012; UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND WHEATON, ILLINOIS LEGATEES OF DANIEL L. DREISER; JPMorgan Chase Bank, National UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON- Association, PLAINTIFF RECORD CLAIMANTS, Vs. Leah Kavan-Ross; et. al. DEFENDANTS Address: DEFENDANTS 4624 Lee Ave. 2013 CH 000370 Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE 13 CH 1742 OF REAL ESTATE NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- Foreclosure and Sale entered in the EN that pursuant to a Judgment of above cause on 11/25/2013, Foreclosure and Sale entered in the John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage above cause on October 30, 2013, County, Illinois will on 2/27/14 at I, Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage will on February 4, 2014 at the County Sheriff's Office 501 North hour of 10:00 AM at the Dupage County Farm Road Wheaton, IL County Sheriff's Office, 501 N. 60187, or in a place otherwise County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, or designated at the time of sale, in a place otherwise designated at County of DuPage and State of Illithe time of sale, County of DuPage, nois, sell at public auction to the State of Illinois, sell at public auc- highest bidder for cash, as set forth tion to the highest bidder for cash, below, the following described real as set forth below, the following estate: PIN 09-32-216-020 described real estate: Improved with COMMON ADDRESS: 4624 Lee Ave., Condo/Townhouse Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 512 Redondo Drive Unit #208 P.I.N.: 09-06-311-011 Downers Grove, IL 60516 The real estate is improved with Sale terms: 10% down of the a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: highest bid by certified funds at the $420,603.91 close of the auction; The balance, Sale terms: 10% down by certi- including the Judicial sale fee for fied funds; the balance, by certified Abandoned Residential Property funds, is due within twenty four Municipality Relief Fund, which is (24) hours. The subject property is calculated at the rate of $1 for each subject to real estate taxes, special $1,000 or fraction thereof of the assessments or special taxes levied amount paid by the purchaser not against said real estate and is of- to exceed $300, in certified funds, fered for sale without any represen- is due within twenty-four (24)

mysuburbanlife.com ty-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 14-12-37400. I584315 January 15, 22, 29, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DU PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, -v.THERESA PELLICANO, et al Defendants 13 CH 557 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 12, 2013, the Sheriff of DuPage County will at 10:00 AM on Feb 4, 2014, at SUDOKU

ge y 10:00 AM on February 4, 2014, at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, WHEATON, IL, 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4539 FAIRVIEW AVE, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Property Index No. 09-04-302-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $195,605.13. 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 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, 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. 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: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD., 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 12-8400-37. I583201 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life FAX your AD to us! 815-477-8898 Diabolical

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF VS JOHN GREMER A/K/A JOHN M. GREMER; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 322 4TH STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 11 CH 2992 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on February 11, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DUPAGE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS THE THE EAST 11 FEET OF LOT 30 AND ALL OF LOT 31 IN BLOCK 6 IN RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 2 TO 16, INCLUSIVE, IN VICTOR FREDENHAGEN, JR.'S SUBDIVISION AT EAST GROVE, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED SEPTEMBER 8, 1886 AS DOCUMENT NO. 36375, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-09-302-018 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 322 4TH STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ONE CAR DETACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $259,676.73. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this ty is ndominiu

ubj pr this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1113148 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581322 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. f/k/a HARRIS N.A., Plaintiff, vs. VILMA VAICIULYTE, VILLAGE SQUARE I CONDOMINIUM, UNKNOWN OWNERS, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANTS, OCCUPANTS and LEASEHOLDS, Defendants. 12 CH 2058 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 18, 2013, The Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on February 4, 2014 , in DuPage County Sheriff's Office, Southwest Lobby, 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton IL, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PARCEL 1: UNIT 2 IN BUILDING 9 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN VILLAGE SQUARE 1 CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. R71-14413, IN WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF ENJOYMENT GRANTED BY DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS FOR VILLAGE SQUARE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R71-60690 AND THE SUPPLEMENTARY DECLARATION RECORDED MARCH 23, 1972 AS DOCUMENT NO. R72-14414. Permanent Index Number: 09-29-202-002-0000 Commonly Known as: 7303 Winthrop Way, Unit 8, Downers Grove, IL 60516 The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence. Sale terms: Bidders must be present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information, call Mr. Gary E.

ry Green at Clark Hill PLC, 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 985-5900. I583452 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life F11010195 SPS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE7, Plaintiff, vs. Kathy Shier a/k/a Kathy L. Shier a/k/a Kathy L. Shier Sr.; Farmingdale North No. 1 Condominium Association; Arrow Financial Services, LLC; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants, Defendants. Property Address: 7401 Black Burn Avenue Unit 105, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 12 CH 4513 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on November 14, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 20, 2014 , commencing at 10AM, at Dupage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: UNIT 105-I TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN FARMINGDALE NORTH CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R72-30228, IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 7401 Black Burn Avenue Unit 105, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 P.I.N.: 09-29-215-101 First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $175050.94 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1),

5(g-1) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dupage County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I582777 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON ILLINOIS U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for Banc of America Funding 2005-3 Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Rachel Ronquillo, AKA Rachel L. Ronquillo; Suffield Gardens Condominium Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 7S040 Suffield Court, Unit 206D, Westmont, IL 60559 Judge Robert G. Gibson 2012 CH 004995 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on November 6, 2013, DuPage County Sheriff will on February 11, 2014, at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, ll to th high t bidde

60187, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Situated in the County of DuPage in the State of Illinois, to wit: Unit D-206, together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements in Suffield Gardens Condominium as delineated and defined in the Declaration recorded as Document R7987021, in the North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 21, Township 38 North, Range 11, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in DuPage County, Illinois. Commonly known as 7S040 Suffield Court, Unit 206D, Westmont, IL 60559 Parcel Number(s): 09-21-216-069 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the

Suburban Life - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • SDP • Page 41 pur foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 12-023231. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Atty. No.: 271625 I583039 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Joseph C. Grzych; Cynthia A. Grzych; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 4827 Elm Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Judge Robert G. Gibson 2013 CH 001456 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given

by gi that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 7, 2013, DuPage County Sheriff will on February 11, 2014, at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Lot 17, Block 3 of Stanley's Addition to Downers Grove, in the West half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 8, Township 38 North, Range 11, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof Recorded April 19, 1883 as Document 31767, in Dupage County, Illinois. Commonly known as 4827 Elm Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Parcel Number(s): 09-08-201-007 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property NOT

by prope y will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-011553. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Atty. No.: 271625 I583049 January 15, 22, 29, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF vs. MARY L. SLADEK-DREISER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE MARY L. SLADEK-DREISER REVOCABLE TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2012; UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES OF DANIEL L. DREISER; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-

LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Plan Commission of the Village of Downers Grove at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 in the Village Hall Council Chambers, 801 Burlington Avenue, Downers Grove, IL. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider File PC-01-14, a petition seeking Special Use approval for an automobile dealership in an existing building. The property is zoned B-3, General Services and Highway Business. The property is located on the north side of Ogden Avenue, approximately 460 feet East of Finley Road, commonly known as 2100 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL (PIN 08-01-401-003). All interested parties should attend this hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. The hearing may be continued from time to time with no further public notice. Any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at 630.434.5515. Individuals with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations in order to participate should contact the Community Response Center at (630) 434-CALL prior to the meeting. Wheelchair access may be gained through the side (South) entrance of the Village Hall by parking in the upper lot to the west of Village Hall. Plan Commission, Anastasia Urban, Chairperson. PC-01-14; 2100 Ogden Avenue January 15, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life 7139 LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE Notice for Parents of PreSchool Students Early Childhood Screening Center Cass School District 66 will hold an Early Childhood Screening for children ages 3 - 5 who reside in District 66 on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Prairieview School, 699 Plainfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60516. The purpose of the screening is to identify students who may need special services prior to entering Kindergarten. The areas to be screened are speech, language, vision, hearing and coordination.

VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Plan Commission of the Village of Downers Grove at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 in the Village Hall Council Chambers, 801 Burlington Avenue, Downers Grove, IL. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider File PC-50-13, a petition seeking approval of a Special Use to construct a multiple family residential structure at 715-719 Rogers Street. The property is zoned DT, Downtown Transition District. The property is located on the southeast corner of Rogers Street and Prospect Avenue, commonly known as 715-719 Rogers Street, Downers Grove, IL (PINs 09-08-206-001, -002). All interested parties should attend this hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. The hearing may be continued from time to time with no further public notice.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Student Services at 630-783-5168 by Friday, February 14, 2014.

Any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at 630.434.5515. Individuals with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations in order to participate should contact the Community Response Center at (630) 434-CALL prior to the meeting. Wheelchair access may be gained through the side (South) entrance of the Village Hall by parking in the upper lot to the west of Village Hall. Plan Commission, Anastasia Urban, Chairperson. PC-50-13; 715-719 Rogers Street

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ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION MADE BY CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST NUMBER 17693 AND RECORDED IN' THE OFFICE OF THE DUPAGE COUNTY RECORDER, AS DOCUMENT R7214473; TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED 1.68 PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN SAID PARCEL, (EXCEPTING FROM SAID PARCEL ALL THE PROPERTY AND SPACE COMPRISING ALL OF THE UNITS THEREOF AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION AND SURVEY), IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1 AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION DATED JANUARY 27, 1970 AND RECORDED JANUARY 27, 1970 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R70-2611, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 09-32-216-020 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 512 Redondo Drive Unit #208 Downers Grove, IL 60516 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 14-12-37400. I584315 January 15, 22, 29, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DU PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, -v.THERESA PELLICANO, et al Defendants 13 CH 557 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 12, 2013, the Sheriff of DuPage County will at 10:00 AM on February 4, 2014, at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, WHEATON, IL, 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOTS 23 AND 24; IN BLOCK 1 IN THE EAST GROVE SYNDICATE SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 9, 1890 AS DOCUMENT 43071 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 4539 FAIRVIEW AVE, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Property Index No. 09-04-302-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $195,605.13. 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 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, 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. 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: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD., 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 12-8400-37. I583201 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life


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LEGAL NOTICE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF DUPAGE WHEATON, ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT )13 )MR )1822 LEGAL NOTICE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on March 24th, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in courtroom 2005 at DuPage Judicial Center, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, I will have my petition heard in the said Court for the change of my name from: Charlene Edwarda Rokaitis to that of Charlene Edwarda Nieponski pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. DATED: January 2nd 2014 Wheaton, Illinois Charlene E. Nieponski Petitioner Charlene Edwarda Nieponski Petitioner Pro Se 126 W Union Avenue Wheaton, Illinois, 60187

The estate will be administered without Court Supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Court Clerk.

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real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: JAMES J LETO 811 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE To probate a will and whose DOWNERS GROVE, IL Claims against the estate may name and address is not stated 60516-0000 NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to known, and Unknown Heirs, who are heirs or legatees of the above proceeding.

be filed in the Office of Chris Kachiroubas, Circuit Court Clerk, 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, or with the representative or both on or before July 16, 2014, any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Court Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk.

in the petition to admit the will to probate, that an order was entered by the Court on January 13, 2014 admitting the will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in section 6-21 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/6-21).

CHRIS KACHIROUBAS Clerk of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court Wheaton, IL 60189-0707

You will also have the right under section 8-2 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the Court within 6 months after the admission of the will to probate.

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