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Photo calendar raises money for Bridge Communities By ED MCMENAMIN emcmenamin@shawmedia.com DOWNERS GROVE – Maren Huber has been fascinated with bridges since her dad took her across the Golden Gate Bridge as a child on family vacation. Now a regular traveler, Huber has spent years photographing historic and unique bridges from coast to coast. So when she saw that her church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Downers Grove, needed a fundraising mechanism for its chartable support of Bridge Communities, the idea was nearly self-apparent. Now in its sixth year, Hu-

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Photographer Maren Huber poses for a picture. Her annual photo calendar’s proceeds go to support Bridge Communities. It is available for purchase at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove. ber’s photo calendar collects season-appropriate bridge pictures from her various

road trips for each of the 12 months. Each calendar is $10, and

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anonymous donors have pledges to chip in an additional $5 for every calendar sold. It is available at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove. Having enough pictures of different snow-covered bridges for the winter months of the calendar has proven to be the biggest challenge, the retired teacher said. “I have to travel to places when snow exists,” she said. “And that’s not maybe the easiest thing to do.” Calendars have featured bridges surrounded by the fall colors and changing leaves in the Northeast, as well as scenes in Wyoming, Texas, Florida and other locales. “My ultimate goal is to gather them all into a publication, and I’ll have something from every state,” she said. The famous covered bridg-

es of Madison County, Iowa have graced the calendar’s pages, among others. “I’m interested in historic bridges,” she said. “And I’m interested in bridges when there’s only one or two of its kind left. I’m also interested in covered bridges. Those seem to be some of my most popular choices. Usually about one-third to one-half of the calendar consists of covered bridges.” Bridge Communities provides transitional housing and other services to families in need in DuPage County. Gloria Dei typically “adopts” two families each year, gathering the funds for Bridge Communities to provide the housing and other help needed to get the them get back their feet. “The goal is by the end of the [program] the family will be self-sufficient,” she said.

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Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Spencer Parker, Finance Director, 31 W. Quincy St., Westmont, Illinois 60559, (630) 981-6234. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $7,850,490.94. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $8,084,746.00. This represents a 02.98 % increase over the previous year.

are invited to play “architect” and build and decorate gingerbread houses at the SWA Architects office, 911 Rogers St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Every participant will be leaving with treats, and the office will also have grand prizes for a few of the most creative participants. Space is limited. To claim a spot, call 630-789-2513 or email swa@swa-architects.com.

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III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2012 were $0. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2013 are $0. This represents a 0% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $7,850,490.94. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $8,084,746. This represents a 02.98% increase over the previous year. December 4, 2013 Westmont Suburban Life 6994

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regular concerts at the Wentz Concert Hall. “When kids have an open mind about what they can do, they can do it,” she said. That was certainly true for Lisle 12-year-old Lydia Walquist. The seventh-grader was accepted into the Youth Symphony of DuPage last year after playing the viola for less than 12 months. It helped that

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The musicians in the Youth Symphony of DuPage are regularly accompanied by professional musicians and other guest adults, but at the organization’s 50th anniversary concert this month, they will play a piece incorporating sounds much older. For the special anniversary concert, the symphony will play with a recent recording of 2,400-year-old Chinese bronze bells. The orchestral piece was written by Chinese composer Tan Dun, and will be conducted by the youth symphony’s conductor of more than 30 years, Meng-Kong Tham. Drawing more than 140 musicians between the ages of 10 and 18 from across the county, the Youth Symphony of DuPage has challenged talented youth musicians in DuPage County since its founding in 1963. Former Youth Symphony of DuPage President and cur-

rent board secretary Jo Ann Foss joined the board in the ‘80s when her two children were accepted into the orchestra. “I wished I had something like that when I was that age,” said Foss, a Downers Grove native and current Glen Ellyn resident. “And I didn’t, and therefore I wanted other kids to have that opportunity. It gives the kids more difficult music. It’s still on their level – actually some of it’s above their level. Mr. Tham is good about bringing them up to a pretty high standard.” In the group, her daughter Pam played bassoon and her son Fritz played French horn, as he does now professionally with the Lyric Opera. The organization has two different groups depending on skill level. The Concert Orchestra is for the intermediate musicans and the Symphony Orchestra is for the more advanced. The Symphony Orchestra regularly plays music written for adult musicians at its

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Record 6,200 participants run, walk in Bonfield Express SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA DOWNERS GROVE – On a chilly Thanksgiving morning in downtown Downers Grove, the Bonfield Express 5K Run/Walk celebrated its 10th anniversary race with more than 6,200 people registered, a new record for the race. It began in 2004 to honor the memory of Downers Grove South father, teacher, dean and coach Jim Bonfield and works to further his message of character, community and commitment. Photo provided The top male finishers in High school mascots from Downers Grove North (from left) Paul Jannusik, Hinsdale Central’s David Makdah, Thursday’s Bonfield Express Westmont’s Matt Niemeyer and Downers Grove South’s Sam Ebersold greet runners at the Bonfield Express 5K were Ryan Clevenger of race on Thursday morning in Downers Grove. Downers Grove, Aaron Silver of Downers Grove and Dan Phistry of Westmont. The top female finishers were Sarah Jane Kerwin, KrisNOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR ta Moylan of Palos Park and Alyssa Poremba of Bridgeview. LEMONT-BROMBEREK COMBINED SCHOOL DISTRICT 113A The race attracts not only I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax increase for competitive runners but also a large cross section of the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A, Cook and community who turn out to DuPage Counties, Illinois for 2013 will be held on December 17, 2013 walk and socialize with othafter 7:00 p.m. at Old Quarry Middle School, 16100 W. 127th Street, ers in their community on Thanksgiving morning. Lemont, Illinois. To kick off the race, ElizaAny person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present beth Brunell and Anna Burton, both students at Downtestimony to the taxing district may contact Barbara Germany, Business ers Grove North High School,

Manager and Treasurer, Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A, 16100 W. 127th Street, Lemont, Illinois, 630-257-2286. II. The corporate and special purposes property taxes extended or abated for the year 2012 were $17,964,182. The proposed corporate and special purposes property taxes to be levied for the year 2013 are $19,574,000. This represents an 8.96% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for the year 2012 were $4,742,218. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for the year 2013 are $4,968,587. This represents a 4.77% increase over the previous year. IV. Total property taxes extended or abated for the year 2012 were $22,706,400. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for the year 2013 are $24,542,587. This represents a 8.09% increase over the previous year. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF LEMONT-BROMBEREK COMBINED SCHOOL DISTRICT 113A BY: Patrick Kerrigan December 4, 6, 2013 Secretary, Board of Education Downers Grove Suburban Life November 6, 2013 Lemont Suburban Life 6849

sang the National Anthem for the assembled crowd. Then, Grant Crist, a 2011 Downers Grove North graduate and Bonfield scholarship recipient, had the honor of sounding the horn that signaled the start of the race. Crist, who is home recuperating from a bicycle accident last summer in Australia that left him critically injured, will resume his studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder next semester. “I wanted to foster that community aspect and encourage the runners to pursue their dreams,” he said in a news release. “They came together for me, and I was just paying it back.” A post-race party was held in the Downers Grove Parking Garage and featured complimentary food and beverages by Whole Foods and Caribou Coffee. Since 2004, the Bonfield Express Foundation has distributed more than $200,000 in scholarships to more than 100 west suburban seniors attending high school at Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle and Westmont high schools.

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DOWNERS GROVE – A pedestrian was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for non life threatening injuries after being struck by a train at 5:48 p.m. Friday near the Downers Grove Main Street Train Depot, Downers Grove police said. The man was struck by a slow moving eastbound train, according to Sgt. Harry Andler. Train traffic was stopped in the area and the Main and Washington streets crossings were closed while police conducted an investigation. All train traffic and crossings were opened to resume normal operation by 8:10 p.m. Friday.

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• Glenn E. Earl, 32, 6189 Heritage Lane, Lisle, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 4:07 a.m. Nov. 30 at Fairview and Prairie avenues. • Brian M. Nallon, 25, 520 Hingham Lane, Schaumburg, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:36 a.m. Saturday at Butterfield Road and Interstate 355. • Joseph B. Eaton, 23, 4621 Yender Ave., Lisle, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:22 a.m. Thursday at Maple and Walnut avenues. • Anne Marie M. Maley, age not provided, 37 Peach Tree Lane, Westmont, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding at 8:48

Thefts, burglaries • A man, three women and two children were seen entering a store between 4:23 and 4:42 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 1220 block of 75th Street and taking a pair of Skull Candy headphones without paying. Several other items picked up by the group were left in the store before leaving. • Someone shattered the window of a parked vehicle between 12:10 and 1:35 p.m. Friday in a parking lot in the 2900 block of Finley Road and removed several shopping bags full of recently-purchased items. • A wallet was reported stolen from a parked vehicle between 12:30 and 4 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 6300 block of Washington Street. • Several items were reported stolen from cars parked at a business between 6 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 26 in the

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DOWNERS GROVE – Gingerbread houses invaded downtown Downers Grove businesses this weekend for the annual Gingerbread Festival. Shoppers and judges picked their favorites, and the Downtown Management Corporation tallied the votes. The judge’s favorite in the professional category was Jessica Villa and team for “Big doll house with rooms.” The fan favorite was Jan Consalvo for “Haunted house.” In the amateur category,

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Continued from page 11 1800 block of Ogden Avenue. • Several drawers and offices were reported rifled through in a business between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 9:15 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 3100 block of Woodcreek Drive. It was unclear if items were taken. • Grace M. Borgard, 18, 4800 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, was charged with theft of services at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 30 at her residence. • Ariel L. Ervins, 23, 826 Cardinal Lane, Joliet, was charged with retail theft in the 7300 block of Lemont Road. • Hector J. Ontiveros-Castro, 42, 2512 Woodward Drive, was charged with retail theft at 8:51 a.m. Friday in the 3300 block of Finley Road. • James G. Stavropoulos, 31, 2 S. 639 Gloucester Way, Oak Brook, was charged with theft at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Downers Grove Police Department. • Alexa M. Rubin, 25, 2050 Gillenwater Road, Batavia, was charged with retail theft at 5:37 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 2920 block of Finley Road.

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Amid opposition, COD extends contract that will bring Chick-fil-A to campus By MARY BETH VERSACI mversaci@shawmedia.com GLEN ELLYN – Plans to extend College of DuPage’s contract with food service provider Sodexo were met with opposition from some students and members of the Board of Trustees at the board’s meeting Nov. 21, because the contract extension includes bringing Chickfil-A to campus by January. The contract is set to expire Aug. 4, 2016, and after a 4-to-3 vote, the college will renew it for three years, with the option of extending the contract for an additional four years. Those who voted against the extension worried about bringing a restaurant on campus that would make some students uncomfortable. The restaurant chain Chickfil-A has faced controversy in the past for comments made by its leaders against gay marriage. “As a company, they certainly have a right to their own religious freedom and religious beliefs, but I’m concerned that we, as an institution, would be allowing our publicly funded institution to generate revenue for an organization that does not uphold our campus non-discrimination guidelines,” said Trustee Kim Savage, who moved to have the vote on the contract extension removed from the meeting’s consent agenda and added to the regular agenda. Similar concerns were shared by College of DuPage (COD) students who spoke during the meeting, including Marilyn Claes. “In the past, the Chick-fil-A former president and current CEO has made contentious comments about gay people that, though he has since rescinded, would associate his kind of firebrand with our school, and that’s not OK,” Claes said. While Savage said she was against the addition of Chickfil-A on campus, she did not oppose continuing to work with Sodexo, which is considered an LGBT-friendly company, she said. Because Sodexo has access to many different licens-

ees, she hoped it would consider introducing a different restaurant. Trustee Diane McGuire asked if the college had discussed its worries about the chicken chain with Sodexo. While Sodexo was aware of the concerns, the company felt Chick-fil-A was a partner it was comfortable doing business with, COD Senior Vice President Thomas Glaser said. “While those issues were raised, we were left with the idea that Sodexo had values that were the same as College of DuPage, and we thought it was a good partnership for us to work with Sodexo to bring in Chick-fil-A, based upon additional revenues that could be generated by bringing that concept into COD,” Glaser said. Trustee Nancy Svoboda inquired whether it would be a deal breaker if the college were to approve a contract with Sodexo but request that Chick-fil-A not be included in its plans. However, the contract extension as proposed already included the concept of introducing Chick-fil-A and outlined associated revenue share and capital commitment items for both COD and Sodexo, Glaser said. The contract process would have to start over if the extension were not approved. A January vacancy in the spot planned for Chick-fil-A would cause a decrease in anticipated revenue for the college, according to Glaser. McGuire joined Savage and Svoboda in voting against the contract extension with Sodexo, while trustees Erin Birt, Kathy Hamilton, Allison O’Donnell and Joseph Wozniak voted in favor. Student Trustee Stephanie Torres abstained. When discussing her take on the issue, Birt said the decision ultimately belongs in the hands of students. “Sometimes the position that I think I, at least, take is ‘leave it to the students to decide,’” she said. “I mean, it’s their dollar to make a vote for. If there’s something there and they don’t want to eat at Chickfil-A, there is another place for them to eat at.”


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OBITUARIES SHIRLEY ANN AUSTIN Shirley Ann Austin, age 79, of Westmont, passed away. Arrangements by Joseph Nosek & Sons. 708-484-7415

ROBERT F. BADALEWSKI Robert Frank Badalewski, age 53, of Paw Paw, Plano, and Downers Grove, Illinois entered eternal life, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. He was born in Berwyn, Illinois on December 13, 1959, son of the late Frank J. and Gloria V. Badalewski Jr. He is survived by his sisters, Susan Wolnski, Barbara Badalewski, Karen (Kurt) Jungkans, Kathleen (Charles) Leone, Patricia (Linas) Bildusas, brother, Joseph (Sherry) Badalewski, eight nephews, three nieces, seven great-nephews, five great-nieces, two aunts, numerous cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Frank, mother Gloria, and niece Kristen Jungkans. Growing up on Lemont Road in Downers Grove, Robert attended Downers Grove South High School. Dating back to 1995, he was an active member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Downers Grove Lodge #1535 . “Locks of Love” was an organization close to Robert's heart. He would grow his hair long, have it cut, and donate it to “Locks of Love.” Robert was employed by the United States Lisle Post Office, and as a chef at Paw Paw Manor. While cooking at the Manor, he would chat with the residents and provide them with tasty meals and great conversation. To know Robert was to know his love, smile, laugh, hugs, huge heart, selfless giving, and phenomenal cooking skills! His family and friends considered him, their personal “Pastry Chef.” Robert's famous Polish Kolachkie, desserts of all kinds, and “Grandma's Bread” were just a few of everyone's favorites. As the “Grill Master,” no matter the weather, Robert would be found standing over the barbeque creating the perfect burger, steak, or rack of ribs. Robert loved people and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a Cub Fan and true outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing, in Illinois or Wisconsin. Robert cared for many people during his lifetime. He was always ready to lend a hand and would give you the shirt off of his back. Most extraordinary, was the assistance he gave to his mother and father

gav during their “Golden Years.” His genuine love and care for them was remarkable. Known as "Uncle Robert,” he had many others who admired and loved him as well. Robert was one of the best friends a person could have and will be terribly missed. A memorial service for Robert will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Plano Christian Church, 9 Schomer Lane, Plano, Il 60545.

JOAN H. DILLON Joan H. Dillon, age 77, of Downers Grove, passed away November 23, 2013. Arrangements by Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home. 630-355-0213

HELEN M. GLADISHAR Helen M. Gladishar, age 66, of Burlington, WI, formerly of Downers Grove, passed away November 26, 2013. Arrangements by Toon Funeral Home. 630-968-0408

EDWIN L. GRABIEC Edwin L. Grabiec, age 93, of Downers Grove, passed away November 23, 2013. Arrangements by Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home. 630-968-1000

ALBERT S. HERSHKOPF Albert S. Hershkopf, age 87; President and 65 year employee of Novelty, Columbia, and Energy Pane Glass. Albert was well known and a respected fountain of knowledge of the glass business, and was often sought out by his colleagues for his extensive expertise. Beloved husband of Donna, nee Pollack; dear brother of the late Frieda Helfer and Rose Mantell; loving son-in-law of Sophie and Jacob Pollack; fond brother-in-law of Ronald (Marla) Pollack and Sharon (Ed) Green; cherished uncle of Ariane and Stephanie Pollack, Deborah (Edwin) Daniels, Daniel Green, Harvey (Gina), Gail, and Joel Helfer; also survived by great nieces and great nephews. Services Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, 60148. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Hadassah, or the Jewish charity of your choice.

yo Information, Chesed v'Emet, Rudy Lerner, Funeral Director, 847-577-0856, www.chesedvemet.com.

TERRY ALLEN MAHURIN Terry Allen Mahurin, age 6, of Lombard, at rest November 28, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 630-852-8000.

MARK NETREFA Born: March 7, 1962; Elmhurst, IL Died: Nov. 22, 2013; Sandwich, IL Mark Russell Netrefa, age 51, of Somonauk, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Sandwich Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Sandwich. He was born on March 7, 1962 in Elmhurst,the son of Russell James and Diane (Fox) Netrefa. Mark was employed, for many years, as chef in several country clubs and restaurants in the western suburbs. Most recently working with the family business, Metro Amusements in Streator, Illinois. He was a loving son, father, brother, and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, ' Diane Shroyer of Sandwich; his sons, Cory Netrefa and Justin Netrefa, both of Bolingbrook; his grandchild, Bailey Netrefa; his sisters, Liane (Mike) Maag of Brigantine, New Jersey, Donna Lewanski of Somonauk, Janet Netrefa-Bradley of Downers Grove, and Laura (Jim) Zapata of San Diego, California; his step-sister-in-law, Lynn Shroyer; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Netrefa; his step-father, Ray Shroyer; and his stepbrother, Joe Shroyer. Funeral Services were held at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Nelson Funeral Home & Crematory, 1275 S. Countyline Rd., Sandwich, IL. Interment was private. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 815-786-6461.

JOAN M. VERFURTH Joan M. Verfurth, age 82, of Oak Brook, passed away November 25, 2013. Arrangements by Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home. 630-968-1000

8SOUND OFF We’ve had enough With the cost of living going up and up, I find I can’t donate money to various charities anymore. This is what you’re doing by raising taxes. We have to cut corners. So Westmont, we’ve had enough.

Why don’t they do it? If Obamacare is the law of the land and is supposed to be so great, someone please tell me why our president and Congress have exempted themselves out of it.

You do need insurance To the caller of “Not a good solution,” who suggested that it would be cheaper to pay the penalty for not having insurance and continue to use the ER for health care – I have very good insurance. I have had to visit the ER several times, and I could tell you, I would hate to have to depend on the ER doctors for my health care. I have known of two cases where they had to be hospitalized and were released too soon because they had no insurance. Both died within days. If you don’t have anything else, you do need insurance.

Too much tolerance We have become a nation so tolerant that we are losing our Judeo-Christian values. We tolerate gay marriage, marijuana and abortion. We tolerate financial rewards for those who enter this country illegally. We tolerate a president who lies to us. Tolerance is destroying us. We are so willing to not judge. Every time we vote in an election, we judge. Every time we

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select a religion, or Realtor, our doctor, we judge. Judging means you are thinking. I urge people to stop saying they do not judge. If you do not judge, it means you tolerate everything and everyone. Is that why we have so much junk in our society today? No one is holding anyone to a high standard. They are so worried that it is judgmental. We need to admit that we all do judge, and we all need to judge the changes in our society. Tolerance can lead to a society without morals and without high standards for future generations.

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BULLETIN BOARD in the process of losing a loved to dementia, cancer or trauma. Meets Downers Grove Woman’s Club, every first Wednesday. For information, visit www.TheFairviewCenter. 1 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., com. Mended Hearts, Inc., 7 p.m. Downers Grove. For information, Wednesday, Advocate Good Samarcall 630-969-2397. itan Hospital, 3815 S. Highland Ave., Postpartum Depression Downers Grove. Meets every first Support Group, 1:30 to 3:30 Wednesday. p.m. Wednesday, Advocate Good American Legion Alexander Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Bradley Burns Post, 7:30 p.m. Ave., Downers Grove. Costs $15. Wednesday, American Legion Hall, For information, visit www.advo4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers catehealth.com. Grove. Bingo every Tuesday. For Life, Love and Loss: Coping Strategies for a Modern World, 7 to information, call 630-968-9710 or 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fairview Village, visit www.post80.org. 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove, Support group for families, spouses 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Krisand caregivers who have or are tina’s Cafe, 5130 Main St., Down-

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ers Grove. For information, call 630-910-9934 or email contactus@ dgkiwanis.org or visit dgkiwanis. org. West Suburban Businesswomen, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Downers Delight Restaurant, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove. For information, call 630-921-9720. 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. A free-will offering is taken. For information, visit www. oa.org. Mid-Week Connection Worship Service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, 4th and

Legal Notice NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR LEMONT TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 210 I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for Lemont Township High School District 210, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, for 2013 will be held on December 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lemont High School, 800 Porter Street, Lemont, Illinois, 60439. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Dr. Mary Ticknor, Superintendent, Lemont High School, 800 Porter Street, Lemont, Illinois, 60439, (630) 243-3254. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $17,058,850. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $18,594,146. This represents a 9.0 percent increase over the previous year. III.The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2012 were $4,149,220. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2013 are $3,918,238. This represents a 5.6 percent decrease over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $21,208,070. V. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $22,512,384. This represents a 6.2 percent increase over the previous year. Michael J. Kardas, Secretary Board of Education Lemont Township High School District 210 Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois December 4, 6, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life Lemont Suburban Life 6943

We want your news! To submit an item for Bulletin Board, visit www.shawurl.com/forms Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. For information, call 630-968-5432. Families Anonymous Support Group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Grant and Main Streets, Downers Grove. For anyone whose life has been adversely affected by another person’s use of drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. For information, call 630-609-9971. Open Game Night, 7 p.m. to 12:05 a.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 630800-6540. Salt Creek Civil War Round Table, 8 p.m. Friday, Oak Trace, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. For information, call 630-769-6182 or visit www.saltcreekcwrt.org. AA/Alanon Couples Communication Group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrews Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove. For information, call Bruce/Sharon at 630-852-7142. Elder Caregiver Support Group, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove. For caregivers of elderly parents. Cost is $85 for a six-week session. To register or for information, call Shelly Zabielski at 630-357-2456 ext. 111. DBSA Depression / Bipolar Young Adult Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. For 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. Cantores Community Choir, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. High school age and older. $50 registration fee. For information, call 630-968-7120 email cantorescc@gmail.com. West Towns Chorus weekly rehearsal, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Horizon Community Church, 2129 63rd St., Downers Grove. Men of all ages. For information, call 630-201-

5544, email contactus@westtowns. org or visit www.westtowns.org. Downers Grove Artists’ Guild, 7 p.m. Monday, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630963-5749. Pinochle Club, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Meets in room 307 on third floor. For information, call 630-649-2116. Downers Grove Moose Family Center Lodge, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Moose Lodge, 1030 Warren Ave., second floor, Downers Grove. All LOOM members in good standing invited. For information, call 630968-4550 or visit www.DGMoose. org.

WESTMONT Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Chicago Prostate Center, 815 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont. Meets every first Wednesday. For information, call 630-366-7862. Families Anonymous Support Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Day Center/Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, 740 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite 104, Room C, Westmont. For people adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs. For information, call 630-856-7701. Westmont American Legion, 7 p.m. Friday, Senior Center, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-3490. 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. 24th Annual Band Parent Association Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive, Westmont. Offerings include traditional craft items such as handmade jewelry, ornaments, knitwear, handmade cards, and fresh wreaths. Both the band and jazz band will perform holiday classics during the event. No admission charge. For information, call 630-468-8100. Knights of Columbus St. John’s No. 3738, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus, 25 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. For information, call 630-969-3738 or visit www. kofc3738.org.


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WHERE: Menards stores WHEN: Into mid-December COST & INFO: All donations welcome; www. menards.com ABOUT: In the spirit of Christmas, local Menards home improvement stores are serving as toy drive drop sites, teaming up with a variety of recipient charities to collect new and unwrapped presents. “We’re excited to participate in this wonderful opportunity to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children in the community,” said Jeff Abbott, spokesman. “Menards’ team members and customers have been very generous in donating items.” This marks the fourth year for the project designed to brighten the holidays.

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HOLIDAYS A CAPPELLA WHERE: St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 COST & INFO: $12 for students to $38; chicagoacappella.org, 773-281-7820 ABOUT: European and American carols, Christmas spirituals, folksongs and Hanukkah tunes will be performed by Chicago a cappella, led by guest music director Anne Heider, artistic director emerita of Bella Voce. Chicago a cappella ’s founder is Artistic Director Jonathan Miller of Downers Grove, whose ensemble is celebrating its 20th anniversary season.

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WHERE: Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 COST & INFO: $22 adult, $20 senior, $5 teen, and free for children; 630-887-7464, www.westsubsymphony. org ABOUT: West Suburban Symphony, conducted by Peter Lipari, performs the world premiere of “Christmas Fantasy – A Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” by composer Thomas Maslan, a native of Downers Grove and graduate of Benet Academy in Lisle. Maslan will perform as soloist in the concerto inspired by Gregorian chant and European carols. Dixieland band entertains at 3 p.m.

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WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 COST & INFO: $23 to $27; www.WestTowns. org/Christmas.cfm, 630-201-5544 ABOUT: The men’s barbershop style West Towns Chorus performs “A Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Guest artists are Chancel Ringers, Affinity Strings, Midwest Crossroads Chorus, ROXY quartet, and organist David Rhodes.

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WHERE: Dominican University Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest WHEN: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; school shows Dec. 12, 13 and 16 open to groups COST & INFO: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and children; 773-237-1874, www.balletlegere.org ABOUT: Artistic Director Donna Vittorio will lead Ballet Légere’s 29th annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” featuring dancers from Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Darien, Westmont and Clarendon Hills, with guest artists Vanessa Woods and Erik Hoffman of the St. Louis Ballet.

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Sample some 1960s style at Kitchen Eatery ELMHURST – Imagine an upscale 1960s diner, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. Then add locally sourced, freshly prepared food. Combine with some good friends, and what you’ve got is a terrific meal at Kitchen Eatery. Located right at the corner of Route 83 and St. Charles Road in Elmhurst, Kitchen Eatery is an oasis of calm at a busy intersection otherwise crowded with retail and banking institutions. With a delightfully colorful sign that you can’t miss, it welcomes hungry guests with a generous helping of ’60s style. With wide booths, mod furnishings and a clean, well-lit atmosphere, Kitchen Eatery had me excited to sample its offerings on a recent evening, accompanied by two friends. Once settled into our seats in a comfortable side dining room, I quickly identified that the steak quesadilla was something I had to try. Believe me, I was not disappointed, as the typically simple dish was served with a delectable salsa verde that I was more than happy to consume in its entirety. Moving on to the main course, I doubled down on red meat by ordering the steak bowl, featuring seasoned grilled skirt steak atop two eggs (cooked any way you like; I opted for scrambled) and KE potatoes mixed with melted jack cheese, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. It was like a perfect dream of what breakfast every day would taste like if our arteries (and wallets) could sustain such a thing. One of my friends opted for the grilled Scottish salmon, which comes with the vegetable of the day and herb-roasted potatoes. She asked if she could substitute french fries, and they were happy to oblige. As someone who frequently orders fish, she’s not easy to please, but was more than satisfied with the filet here. The other companion went for the steak salad, which tops a mix of arugula, roasted

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The retro vibe of Kitchen Eatery’s logo is a perfect match for what you get inside – a kind of classy, 1960s diner feel, but much higher quality food than you’d expect from a typical diner.

The grilled Scottish salmon comes with the vegetable of the day and herb-roasted potatoes – but don’t be afraid to ask if you can substitute another potato side.

The steak salad at Kitchen Eatery quite nicely. potatoes, tomato, asparagus, peppers and shallots with strips of grilled skirt steak. As with all of our choices, it was very well received. Among the items we didn’t sample are a terrific-sounding selection of sandwich options, including a corned beef sandwich and the “Francheeze,” which the menu describes as a “jumbo all beef hot dog stuffed

Kitchen Eatery reveals on its website that it sources many ingredients from the Midwest, including eggs hits three of the four food groups from Wisconsin, 100 percent pure maple syrup from Michigan, and honey from a with cheddar wrapped in bacon lightly fried and served “local fourth generation bee keeper.” on a toasted roll.” If you’re thinking of breaking a diet in The Mystery Diner is a a big way, that’s got to be the newsroom employee at Subultimate option. urban Life Media. The diner’s Breakfast options alone identity is not revealed to make up almost half the the restaurant staff before or menu, with pancakes, french during the meal. Only positive toasts, waffles and omelets dining experiences will result each getting their own secin published reviews. tion.

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DEC. 4 Women’s Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $80. To register or for information, visit www.peoplesrc. org/luncheon.

DEC. 6 Lester Holly Days Holiday Bazaar, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Lester School, 236 Indianapolis Ave., Downers Grove. Shop unique and handmade items. For information, call 630-640-5582 or email pamelanicholas7@gmail.com. Winter Wonderland, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Admission is one non-perishable food item per attendee. For information, visit www. romeoville.org. Woodridge’s Holiday Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. Friday, 7 Bridges Development, Main Street, Woodridge. The festive evening will include Santa, hot cocoa, cookies, music, and holiday cheer. Free admission. For information, visit woodridgechamber.org.

DEC. 7 A Holly Jolly Christmas with West Towns Chorus, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets start at $23. For information, call 630-201-5544 or visit www. westtowns.org. Holiday Gnome Homes, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Each child will get a gnome home to decorate, using natural materials. For families with children ages 2 and up. Register in advance. Cost is $10 for members and $17 for non-members, including

Arboretum admission. For information, call 630-719-2468 or visit www. mortonarb.org. Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sipley Elementary, 2806 W. 83rd St., Woodridge. For information, call 630-962-0896 email knovak6905@gmail.com. 5th Annual Santa Paws and Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Friendship Centre, 175 S. Highpoint Drive, Romeoville. Bring Rover and Fluffy for pictures with Santa. For information, call 877-813-7300 email info@romeovillehumanesociety.org. Westmont’s Polar Express, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Westmont Centre, 1 S. Cass Ave., Westmont. Advance tickets are required. For all ages. For information, visit www. wpd4fun.org. Holiday Mansion Tours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville. Take a guided tour of the Martin Mitchell Mansion. For information, visit www. napersettlement.com. Patricia Locke Jewelry Holiday Trunk Show, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. For information, call 630-9680074 or visit www.mortonarb.org. The Natural History of Christmas, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Enjoy this festive look at the history of winter plants. Register in advance; cost is $8 for members and $16 for non-members, including Arboretum admission. For information, call 630-719-2468 or visit www.mortonarb.org. The Twelve Days of Christmas, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden Ave., Westmont. Free. For information, visit www.wpd4fun.org. Live Outdoor Nativity, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Life Church (1st Congregational), 1006 Ogden Ave., Lisle. For information, call 630653-9800.

and 18th-century music of Italy and England will be presented. Tickets are $24 for members and $29 for non-members, including Arboretum admission. For information, call 630725-2066. Songs of the Season: A Gavin Coyle Christmas, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pfeiffer Hall on North Central College Campus, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. Tickets start at $30. For information, visit www.peoplesrc.org/gavin. “The Sound of Christmas,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music,” Elisabeth von Trapp performs with the sensational Carolian Brass. For information, visit inearts.northcentralcollege.edu. Pancake Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Knights of Columbus, 25 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and children under 5 are Santa’s guests. For information, call 630-969-3738 email c.grammich@ comcast.net. Breakfast with Santa at the Morton Arboretum, 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday,

DEC. 9 Holiday Classic Film Festival - “Love Actually,” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. For information, visit www.classiccinemas.com..

DEC. 10 Holiday Classic Film Festival - “Miracle on 34th Street,” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.classiccinemas.com.. Holiday Family Fun Night, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Downers Grove Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. For information, visit www.downersgrovelibrary.org.

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:00 a.m. to noon The Village and Creative Recycling offers electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The drop-off location is at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue, in the employee parking lot at the rear of the building, off of Curtiss Street. For a list of accepted items please visit www.downers.us. TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, VCR/DVD players, gaming systems, MP3 players, and other electronic items are banned from Illinois landfills.

TIME TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER Winter weather in Illinois may be inevitable, but being prepared will help you handle whatever weather hazards Mother Nature throws our way this year! Know before the snow... WEATHER TERMS: Know the terms related to winter storms and extreme cold. COUNTY NAMES: Know the names of the counties in which you live, work and travel. County names are used to identify areas at risk. HEALTH PRECAUTIONS: Learn how to protect your family's health during the winter months. WINTERIZE YOUR HOME: Winterize your home to extend your fuel supply. DISASTER KITS: Gather emergency supplies for work, home and your vehicle. FROZEN PIPES: Take steps to prevent frozen water pipes. PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE FOR THE WINTER. For more information, visit www.downers.us; under Snow Removal look for the Winter Preparedness link.

COAT DRIVE 2013 The Village is collecting gently used coats and winter accessories for all ages. Drop boxes will be located in the lobbies of: * Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue * Police Department, 825 Burlington Avenue * Public Works, 5101 Walnut Avenue All items collected will be donated to Sharing Connections to benefit those in need in the community. Items will be collected through January 13, 2014. The coat drive is organized by the VOICE Committee, a voluntary group of Village employees with the goal of supporting humanitarian efforts in the organization and the Downers Grove community.

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.

YARD WASTE/LEAF COLLECTION The last pickup of yard waste will be the week of December 9, on your regular garbage day. Yard waste collection will start again in April 2014.

OVERNIGHT PARKING Overnight parking on Village streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. is prohibited by Village ordinance. Residents with a need to park overnight on the street must obtain permission from the Police Department and should call the Village Operations Center (VOC) at 630-434-5600. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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. 12/4/13

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The Dallas Cowboys will come calling Monday Night at Soldier Field in front of a national TV audience, traveling a course that could be the exact opposite of where the Bears are heading. After jumping out to a 3-0 and 4-2 start to the season, the Bears have lost four of their last six, including division games to the Lions and Vikings. The Cowboys, on the other hand, come in at 7-5 and winners of five of their last seven, including division wins over the Giants, Eagles and Redskins. While the Bears are running away from the playoffs, the Cowboys just might be running into them. Dallas has struggled to run the ball all season, ranking just 27th in rushing, but they are 15th in the league in

passing. Tony Romo is second in the league in avoiding interceptions, and the Cowboys are eighth protecting the passer and fourth in scoring, just ahead of the sixth-place Bears. On defense, the Cowboys have been awful, dead last in the league in yards allowed, 27th vs. the run, 31st vs. the pass and 22nd in points allowed. Statistically, the Cowboys and Bears have a lot in common. They also have a lot in common on the defensive line, where each has one of the best players in the game – DeMarcus Ware for the Cowboys and Julius Peppers with the Bears. Beyond those two, both clubs have been devastated by injuries. Dallas has had 19 different players get reps on their defensive line this season. One constant for the Cowboys, though, is Romo, who’s taken every snap at quarterback this season and is again playing at a very high level. Romo has completed 64.8 percent of his 440 attempts for 3,140 yards, 24 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

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His passer rating of 97.3 is eighth in the NFL, oddly right behind Josh McCown, who is seventh at 103.6. As luck would have it and as badly as the Bears’ run defense needs a break, the Cowboys are coming off their best rushing game of the season, racking up 144 yards on 30 carries Thanksgiving Day against the Raiders. DeMarco Murray is the bellcow and, in addition to 63 yards on 17 carries against the Raiders, he notched three touchdowns on the ground. The Cowboys really only have two receivers who scare you, but Jason Witten is a future Hall of Famer at tight end, and at 6-2 and 222 pounds, Dez Bryant is one of the only receivers in the league who can match Brandon Marshall’s production. Since the beginning of 2011, Bryant has caught 223 passes for 3,206 yards and 30 touchdowns. Dallas’ offensive line is average at best, but left tackle Tyron Smith is athletic enough to battle Julius Peppers. Former Northern Illinois Huskie Doug Free, at right tackle, could be too much

for Shea McClellin. In addition to their struggle to keep defensive linemen healthy, the Cowboys also have been without their second best defensive player, middle linebacker Sean Lee, who’s been out the past three weeks with a hamstring injury. But he plans on returning versus the Bears. Brandon Carr has been a solid free agency acquisition at one cornerback spot, but Morris Claiborne, who Dallas traded up to draft in the first round last year, is suffering a bit of sophomore slump. Dallas also has really struggled at safety, where J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church are the starters. Dallas’ special teams are among the league’s best in all categories and most of their special teamers were coached until this year by Bears Special Teams Coach and Assistant Head Coach, Joe Decamillis. This game has all the makings of a shootout, much like the Cowboys’ 31-30 loss to Detroit five weeks ago, and it’s one the Bears have to have to retain any hope of a trip to the playoffs.

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dling teams – the Packers (Mason Crosby) and Ravens (Justin Tucker). Denver, the league’s highest-scoring team, has the league’s fifth-highest scoring kicker in Matt Prater. The high-flying Saints have the No. 11 kicker in Garrett Hartley. The same challenge exists in selecting a fantasy defense. The best defenses aren’t always the best defenses in fantasy. For much of the season, Houston had one of the NFL’s top-ranked defenses, but it ranked dead last in terms of fantasy production. The Cowboys have one of the

league’s worst defenses – they are ranked No. 31 against the pass – but they are No. 7 in fantasy points. Are there defenses or kickers on your league’s waiver wire that can help deliver a championship to your team? Let’s start with kickers. Blair Walsh, Garrett Hartley and Caleb Sturgis are likely available, but all three face a brutal schedule in the upcoming weeks. Stay away. Adam Vinatieri has lit it up two of the last three weeks. He may not be available, but even if he is, the Colts are at Cincinnati this week and at Kansas City in three weeks. He does have a nice matchup at home against Houston sandwiched in between. Three likely available kickers have ideal upcoming matchups. Dan Carpenter of Buffalo is at Tampa, at Jacksonville and home against Miami. The Chiefs’ Ryan Succop

is at Washington, at Oakland and home versus Indianapolis. Nick Novak of San Diego is at home versus the Giants, travels to Denver and is at home against the Raiders in week 16. It might be a bit tougher to find an available defense. Arizona is available in 56 percent of ESPN leagues. They have St. Louis at home, travel to Tennessee and then travel to Seattle. The first two games look like nice matchups, but you can’t rely on them in Week 16 in Seattle. The Cowboys are available in 73 percent of ESPN leagues and have some intriguing matchups. They face the Bears on Monday night. In Week 15, they have the Packers at home. It’s a great matchup for them if Aaron Rodgers does not play. In Week 16, they face another struggling team when they travel to Washington.

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Kickers and defenses have become an afterthought in fantasy football. There’s good reason for this: Because of most scoring systems, a solid output from your kicker or defense – say, 11 points – would be a disappointment from your starting running back or front-line receiver. Still, having the right kicker and defense can be the difference between a fantasy championship and an early round playoff exit. There’s a certain editor of a certain media company (rhymes with “claw”) who can tell you all about the importance of a fantasy defense. We squared off in 2006 with our league’s championship on the line. Headed into the night game, he held a 30-point advantage. With nothing

but my defense remaining, the game was all but over. That evening, Rex Grossman delivered several balls to the Green Bay defense … thus delivering a championship to yours truly. For the most part, picking the right defense and/or kicker is a crapshoot. Some owners use the strategy of playing week-to-week matchups, picking their defense and/or kicker from the waiver wire. The problem with this strategy – especially as it relates to your defense – is that you are continually selecting the best of the worst. The conundrum with selecting a kicker is that the highest-scoring offenses don’t always produce the best fantasy kickers. The top-scoring fantasy kickers are Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots) and Steven Hauschka (Seahawks). OK, that makes sense, but Nos. 3 and 4 are from mid-

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Spinuzza’s buzzer-beater lifts Mustangs Downers Grove North splits four games at Wheaton Academy tourney By ALEX SOULIER asoulier@shawmedia.com DOWNERS GROVE – Danny Spinuzza sunk a buzzer-beating half-court shot to propel Downers Grove South boys basketball to its first win of the season. Although the Mustangs returned with just one win in four games at the St. Charles East Ron Johnson tournament, the lone victory came in dramatic fashion. Facing North Lawndale in the opening round of the annual Thanksgiving tournament, the two squads exchanged leads multiple times before Downers South built a slight cushion in the fourth quarter. But the Mustangs’ inability to knock down late free throws kept North Lawndale in the game, according to head coach Kris Olson, and the two teams found themselves tied with just two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Running an inbounds play along South’s own baseline, Spinuzza caught the ball before mid court, took two dribbles, then hoisted up a prayer right before time expired. The senior guard rattled home the shot, giving South a 51-48 win. “It was a dramatic way to begin the season,” Olson said. “Danny was our best player during the entire tournament. He is very good under pressure and wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line.” Spinuzza finished with 15 points during the season-opening victory.

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Downers Grove North’s Jack Fallbacher drives past Wheaton Academy’s Josh Ruggles on Nov. 26 in action at the Warriors’ Thanksgiving Tournament. Fallbacher and the Trojans split their four games at the tourney. But Downers Grove South could not carry over that momentum into the next three tournament games, losing to Plainfield East 67-58, St. Charles North 67-46, and St. Charles East 74-72. Still, Olson applauded his team’s effort and called the opening games a learning experience. “Overall, I thought we played really well,” Olson said. “We played some tough competition and we were in three of the four games and

had a chance to win three [of the] games in the fourth quarter. “I think it was a positive way to open the season and we will look to build off of that in practice and the upcoming games.” After playing four games in five days at St. Charles East, the Mustangs had nearly a week between the tourney finale last Saturday and this Friday’s 7 p.m. game at Addison Trail in the West Suburban Gold conference open-

er. South will be on the road again when it plays at Hinsdale South in a WSG contest Dec. 13.

Downers Grove North Downers Grove North’s boys basketball team started the season by splitting four games at the Wheaton Academy Thanksgiving Tournament. The Trojans opened the season with a 48-35 win over Streamwood on Nov. 25. North then dropped the next game

45-37 to host Wheaton Academy before bouncing back and defeating Chicago Bulls College Prep 45-31. North lost to Bartlett 65-48 to close out the tournament. Downers Grove North will travel to Hinsdale Central to take on the Red Devils in a West Suburban Silver Conference matchup Friday night before tipping off at the Addison Trail Pre-Holiday Tournament on Tuesday. The Trojans’ first home game will be Dec. 13 against Proviso West.


Meet the 2013 Suburban Life all-area football squad

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School: Hinsdale Central Year: Senior Outlook: An all-state center, Allen was a captain and leader of the Hinsdale Central offensive line. The 6-foot-1 inch, 287 Allen was a steadying force on the line and was recently selected to play in the Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio.

School: Downers Grove South Year: Senior Outlook: He shouldered the offensive burden, running for 880 yards on 181 carries and 13 total touchdowns this season. The senior back finished on a high note totaling 125 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff-clinching victory over Hinsdale South in the final game of the season.

School: Bolingbrook Year: Sophomore Outlook: This linebacker led the Raiders with 53 tackles and 48 assists in 11 games. In his second year starting, he played his best down the stretch – returning an interception for a touchdown in a win over Lincoln-Way East and recording a team-high 13 tackles in the final game against Marist.

School: Downers Grove North School: Downers Grove North Year: Senior Year: Senior Outlook: Calvino performed mightily Outlook: This hard-hitting middle at both a tight end and quarterback. linebacker led the North defense The 6-foot-1-inch senior primarily to two straight shutouts to open served as a tight end for the first the season. A captain of one of the six games; then, following an injury, best defenses in the area, Dashut’s Calvino stepped in under center defining play was a fourth-quarand scored 10 touchdowns in seven ter interception to help seal a games as the starter and guided the second-round playoff win over team to the Class 7A quarterfinals. Wheaton Warrenville South.

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School: Downers Grove North Year: Senior Outlook: The Trojans’ Swiss Army knife, Diggs – a Division I recruit – played nearly every role on offense, defense and special teams. Diggs ran and threw for touchdowns this season playing quarterback and running back. Additionally, he started on the defensive line and returned multiple kicks for touchdowns.

School: Benet School: Bolingbrook Year: Senior Year: Senior Outlook: The place kicker and punter, Outlook: This tough running back Duvic nailed 19 field goals this seapaced a balanced Bolingbrook son – 12 from 35 yards or longer, and rushing attack, logging 814 yards three from 50 yards and out. He set and nine rushing touchdowns on an IHSA record for most field goals 147 carries. The Division I recruit made during a game (five) and set was also a receiving threat who a Benet record for longest field goal caught two touchdowns and made during a game – a 54-yarder averaged nearly 10 yards per that broke a record held by his father. reception this season.

Kyle Leto

School: Lisle School: Downers Grove North Year: Senior Year: Senior Outlook: A three-year varsity runOutlook: Leto excelled as a changening back, Krause paced the Lisle of-pace running back. At 5-footoffense this season, averaging 5.5 6-inches, Leto used his speed and yards per carry and over 15 yards agility to torch opposing defenses, per reception out of the backfield. as he was capable of scoring on He led the team in receiving, rushevery touch. In the second half of ing, and touchdowns, tallying 914 the season, Leto tallied touchdown all-purpose yards and 11 scores. runs of 44, 55 and 57 yards. See ALL-AREA, page 31

ALL-AREA FOOTBALL MVP

Vocal Westphal leads on, off field By ALEX SOULIER asoulier@shawmedia.com BOLINGBROOK – For 12 years, Parrker Westphal has Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com led by example on the football Bolingbrook football player and field. all-area team MVP Parrker WestBut this season, he also enphal was a leader on and off the deavored to be the outspoken, vocal leader of the Bolingfield for the Raiders.

brook defense. Under the senior cornerback’s guidance, Bolingbrook’s bruising defense – which yielded double digit points just three times in 11 games – propelled the team to its third undefeated season in school history and a Southwest Suburban Blue confer-

ence title. He refuses to take all the credit for the Raiders stellar showing, but Westphal explains how he made his voice heard – pushing his teammates in the weight room, guiding them on the practice field, and barking audibles and hot routes during games.

“It’s all about being accountable for yourself and holding your teammates accountable for their actions,” Westphal said. “I think we improved as a team and became a tight-knit family because we held each other accountable.

See MVP, page 31

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Suburban Life ATHLETE OF THE WEEK GABBY SIMS Downers Grove North | Senior | Swimming Why Sims was selected: With two individual titles in the 100-yard backstroke and 100 freestyle, Gabby Sims steered the Downers Grove North swimming and diving team to a second place finish at the state finals meet in Winnetka. A senior leader of the Downers Grove North swimming and diving team, Gabby Sims helped the Trojans earn the West Suburban Silver title, a flawless first place finish at sectionals and a second place trophy at state. Sims, the Sears Hardware and Appliance Athlete of the Week, talked with Suburban Life sports reporter Alex Soulier about a decorated high school career, her state performance and her future plans. What was it like celebrating a second place finish with your teammates at state? It’s an incredible sense of accomplishment. Placing second at state is such an amazing feat, and it was so great to celebrate with my team and coaches – I am so

honored to call them my second family.

What were your goals at the beginning of the season, and how satisfied are you with the results? I wanted to set new state records in the 100 backstroke and the 100 free. Although that did not happen, I placed first against some amazing competition. As a team, our goal was to take home a trophy, so finishing second overall is such a great feeling.

Season tipoff, turkey coincide for Trojans SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA WEST CHICAGO – Turkey and potatoes, meet tipoffs and pressure defense. The Thanksgiving weekend signaled the start of the season for boys basketball teams across the area, including Downers Grove North, which participated in a four-game tournament at Wheaton Academy that wrapped around Thursday’s holiday. The Trojans went 2-2 at the tourney, playing three games in the three days before Thanksgiving and one more the day after. A busy first week of the season led into an extended layoff for North, which will have a week off from game action between last Friday’s tournament finale and this Friday’s road game at Hinsdale Central.

ABOVE: Downers Grove North’s Colin Kramber (right) is guarded by Wheaton Academy’s Bryce Sandberg Nov. 26 in action at the Warriors’ Thanksgiving tournament in West Chicago.

Have you decided where you will swim in college? Next year, I will attend Harvard University. I am so excited for the challenge that collegiate swimming presents. I can’t wait to really get to know all my new teammates and coaches.

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Connor Melvin

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School: Westmont School: Lemont Year: Senior Year: Senior Outlook: LoGiurato was Westmont’s Outlook: A multiple-year starter, key playmaker on offense, defense this 6-foot-3, 260-pound senior and special teams this season. The was the latest in the long line of three-sport Sentinels’ star often standout offensive lineman at lined up at defensive back, running Lemont. One of only a few Indians back, receiver and kick returner in who returned this fall with major the same game and accounted for a varsity experience, Melvin helped majority of the offense. In the team’s open up holes for an offense that lone win this year, LoGiurato caught rushed for 1,551 yards and 23 six passes for 133 yards and a TD. touchdowns this season.

School: Hinsdale South School: Hinsdale Central School: Benet Year: Junior Year: Senior Year: Senior Outlook: The dual-threat quarterOutlook: A versatile back who could Outlook: A two-way starter, the back entered in relief during a run between the tackles or outside, 6-foot-3-inch outside linebacker Week 2 loss to Downers Grove Stefani led the Red Devils in rushing and tight end was a difference North, then never relinquished the with 940 rushing yards and nine maker on both sides of the ball. starting role. Regan finished the total touchdowns. He also proved to The senior linebacker was the season with 468 passing yards and be one of the most durable and forleader of the Redwings’ defensive four touchdowns. He also used his midable backs in the area – setting corps and his speed, finesse, mobility to rush for 539 yards and a Hinsdale Central record for most tackling ability and football smarts 14 touchdowns while guiding the carries in a game (42) during a loss have generated interest from Ivy Hornets to the brink of the playoffs. to Oak Park-River Forest. League and Division I schools.

Erik Swenson

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School: Downers Grove South Year: Sophomore Outlook: Regarded as one of the top offensive lineman in his class in the entire country, Swenson anchored a line which consistently opened holes for the Mustangs rushing attack. Already one of the top recruits in Illinois for the 2016 class, the 6-foot-7-inch 290-pound Swenson has verbally committed to play for the University of Michigan.

School: Benet School: Bolingbrook Year: Junior Year: Senior Outlook: In the wake of a seaOutlook: The Raiders’ speedy son-ending injury to Porter Ontko shutdown defensive back proved early in the season, Sznajder to be a valuable asset on offense, carried Benet’s rushing attack and defense and special teams this led the Redwings to six straight season. Not only was Westphal wins to open the season. He second on the team with eight consistently displayed big-play pass break-ups, but the Division ability, including a dazzling 91I recruit was also Bolingbrook’s yard kickoff return touchdown punter, return specialist and freagainst Crete-Monee. quently lined up at wide receiver.

School: Hinsdale Central School: Bolingbrook Year: Senior Year: Junior Outlook: A two-way starter, White Outlook: The featured quarterwas the leader of both the offensive back in the Raiders read-option and defensive units. Not only was offense, the elusive Woods he the Red Devils’ starting middle continually displayed a knack for linebacker, but the senior also filled moving the chains, collecting 676 in at quarterback when starter yards on 125 carries. Even when Chase Hamilton suffered an injury defenses loaded the box to stop early in the season. Averaging seven the run, Woods found open field yards per carry, White rushed for and the end zone, scoring nine 467 yards and six touchdowns. touchdowns this season.

Benet: Jack Beneventi and Joe Weidenbach Bolingbrook: Dariel Greer, Julian Huff Downers Grove North: Daniel

Izewski, Richard Olekanma and Jalen Reams Downers Grove South: Michael Connolly, Le’Devin Smith and

Javon Turner Hinsdale Central: Ian Bunting, Juwan Edmond and Trevor Paul

Hinsdale South: Robert Hall and Anthony Riskus Lemont: Anthony Berta, Drew Hayes, Jimmy Kepouros

Lisle: Kevin Coppin and Griffin Huba Westmont: Tim Doll

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For an encore, Westphal notched 35 tackles, eight pass break-ups, three interceptions and two touchdowns during his final season as the Raiders advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Yet he takes the most pride in a stat that went unrecorded – shedding blockers. This past offseason, Westphal focused on improving his technique when engaged by an opposing receivers. His diligence paid dividends on the field, as he continually shed blocks and put himself in posi-

tion to make tackles. “Hard work always pays off,” Westphal said. “The day after the season ends, I’m always back in the weight room or watching film. I think it was evident this season – if you look back at the tape, receivers always had a hard time blocking me.” Collegiate scouts also took notice, as more than 15 schools have made scholarship offers. Although Westphal has yet to announce where he will play college football, he says that

the pool has been narrowed to Northwestern, Michigan State and Vanderbilt. The lifelong Bolingbrook resident attests that leaving his home will be a bittersweet moment. “I’m really looking forward to playing football at the next level,” Westphal said. “But, it’s going to be hard to not play in front of a Bolingbrook crowd. The people are so amazing and I’m so close to so many of my teammates, they are like my second family.”

Jacob White

Quincy Woods

Honorable mention

Continued from page 29 “This year – my senior season – was different. I usually don’t talk, but I made it a point to be a more vocal on the field and in the locker room and during practice.” Westphal’s play speaks for itself. A three-year varsity starter who recently ran a hand-timed 4.4-second 40-yard dash, Westphal celebrated his 16th birth-

Height: 6-foot Weight: 195 pounds Position: Cornerback Jersey: No. 21 day by helping Bolingbrook win the 2011 8A state title. During his junior season, the Raiders cornerback and return specialist recorded 51 tackles, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, three pass deflections and one blocked field goal.

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Did you know? Christmas Day has become a big day in the movie business. Many studios now release big-budget films on December 25th, and audiences have recently flocked to the theaters to see some of their favorite stars in films that opened on Christmas Day or shortly before. According to Box Office Mojo, an online movie publication and box office reporting service, no film has fared better on Christmas Day than “Sherlock Holmes,” which premiered on December 25, 2009, earning just under $25 million in its initial day onscreen. “Avatar,” the 2009 James Cameron film that would go on to gross $760 million in domestic receipts alone, holds the distinction of earning the second most money on Christmas Day, when it earned a little more than $23 million despite having already been out in the theaters one full week. The 2004 Ben Stiller film “Meet the Fockers” opened three days before Christmas but still managed to earn $19.5 million on Christmas Day. A pair of 2012 films, the latest big screen adaptation of “Les Miserables” ($18 million) and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” ($15 million), round out the top five highest grossing films on Christmas Day. Numerous films are slated to open on December 25, 2013, including Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” starring Chris Pine and Kevin Costner.

DRUMS MAKE A GREAT HOLIDAY PRESENT for EVERYONE! JEWELERS SINCE 1930

Experience the fun of African Drumming!

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All ages welcome! Instruments provided. No experience necessary. All African drum equipment will be featured at 30% off list price on Saturday, Dec. 14 following the event!

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Your Christmas tree can be more than a place to hang lights and ornaments. It can be a symbol of your commitment to make your community stronger. The Y is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. A tree purchased at the Y supports B.R. Ryall YMCA’s scholarship fund, which allows us to provide inancial assistance to families, children and individuals who need it most. Make your tree more than a tradition. We provide top quality wreaths, garland and trees including Fraser Firs, Balsams and Scotch Pines.

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hot tech

Gifts any early adopter will geek out over

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$199 Sleek, compact and the best sound in its class, the ultra-compact wireless Bose Soundlink Mini will appeal to almost anyone on your list. This palm-sized speaker is easy to use with simple, clearly labeled buttons and includes a bundled charging cradle you can leave plugged in. It remembers up to six devices, so you’ll only need to sync each one once. bose.com

he hottest tech gifts are usually the most appreciated. This season’s best gadgets include a watch that does much more than keep time, a small but mighty speaker and an ingenious desktop organizer.

Martian G2G smartwatch $249 With a retro look and an eye on the future, the Martian G2G is an analog watch with voice command technology. Once connected to Bluetooth, the G2G is a hands-free speakerphone that can display incoming text messages and emails with the tap of a button. The slightly rectangular G2G comes with colored faces and matching silicone bands, and black and white models that all look more stylish than geeky. martianwatches. com

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3Doodler

Justick Desktop

$75 The size of a fat Cuban cigar, the 3Doodler is a handheld 3-D printer that works just like a regular pen — a pen that can draw 3-D objects. unlike other 3-D printers, the 3Doodler is price-point friendly at $75. Quite simple, but pretty brilliant, the 3Doodler is sort of like a hot glue gun with the ability to print a fine line of plastic. Available for pre-order with shipment in February. the3doodler.com

$49.95 It’s a high-tech solution to a low-tech problem: Justick is the next generation’s bulletin, display and white board that will simplify work with electrostatic force. No pins, glue, magnets or tape required; just pop in some AA batteries and the electricity flowing through the surface attracts all kinds of paper, CDs and other objects. justick.com

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Recon Jet

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$599 While everyone’s talking about Google Glass electronic eyewear, a less-expensive alternative exists. The Recon Jet, a heads-up display specifically designed for athletes, puts the display lens at the lower part of the wearer’s vision rather than the top. The Jet features smartphone pairing with iphone and Android plus GpS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, thermometer, altimeter and barometer for a ton of information that can also be paired with wireless sensors to monitor heart rate and cadence. However, this won’t be a Christmas-morning gift: A limited quantity is available first-come, first-served, with orders shipping in Feburary. jet.reconinstruments.com

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Great gifts for music fans usic remains an art form that evokes strong emotions and holds a special place in many a listener's heart. The nearly universal appeal of music makes it a great gift come the holiday season, when shoppers may not always know what to buy a loved one. The following are a few gift ideas that are sure to have your favorite music fan singing your praises this holiday season. * Concert tickets: Perhaps no gift makes music fans' hearts race more than tickets to see their favorite musicians perform. Your loved one probably has a favorite artist or someone he or she has long desired to see live. Look into that performer's tour dates to see if they are playing your area anytime soon. If they're playing just before the holiday season, don't hesitate to give this gift a little early. The same approach should be taken if an artist will be in town within a day or two of Christmas or Chanukah. Giving the tickets early enables your loved one the chance to clear his or her schedule. * Musical instrument: It's never too early or too late to learn how to play a new instrument. Shoppers whose loved ones love a good rock-and-roll riff might find guitars make a great holiday gift, while those who can't stop playing air drums should enjoy finding a real drum set come the holidays. When buying guitars, shoppers should learn which hand their loved ones favor.

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* Music lessons: Lessons are the next logical step once a music fan has the instruments to work with. But even those without an instrument of their own can benefit from music lessons. For example, music lovers who want to learn piano can make use of lessons even if they don't have their own pianos at home. Lessons can be a great way for music lovers to gauge their skill levels before buying an expensive instrument. In addition, lessons can turn music lovers on to new instruments or new types of music they may never have considered previously. * Sound system: Advancements in technology have proven to be music to music lovers' ears. Music fans can now take advantage of crisp sound systems that make music that much more enjoyable. Sound systems come in many shapes and sizes, and they can vary significantly in regard to price. When purchasing a sound system as a holiday gift, look for one that's compatible with your loved one's existing components, such as a television or music player. * Streaming service membership: Unlike the days when music fans had to wait for local deejays to play their favorite songs on the radio, today's music fans can essentially create their own radio stations on their computers and even on their phones. Shoppers can buy their favorite music fans subscriptions to streaming services, such as Pandora or Spotify, and listeners can then tailor their own stations to include their favorite genres, artists or individual songs.

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veryone has those hard-to-buy-for people in their lives. If you’ve got a person on your list who goes out and buys everything they want right when it comes out, you’ll have to think outside the box. A few ideas:

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Urbio Big Happy Family

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$175 Originally designed for urban gardening for city dwellers, the Big Happy Family is a clever modular wall system of a base grid and interchangeable, magnetic vessels that can hold anything from plants to paperclips, paraphernalia and more. urbio keeps them organized in a cool modern style. Also available in a $75 smaller-sized Happy Family. myurbio.com

Personalized Lucite Tray $150 Iomoi specializes in merging sophistication with whimsy, and this handmade lucite tray is both fun and practical. Available in a variety of happy designs with a retro vibe, these delightful trays are well-made and oh-so stylish. iomoi.com

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Solar-Powered Rainbow Maker

iPad Musical Shower Curtain

$39 This window-mounted rainbow maker is sure to cheer up any room. The genuine Swarovski crystal rotates and refracts sunlight to create a swirl of rainbows on a sunny day. A solar panel produces power to revolve the machine. kikkerland.com

$169.95 Turn a simple shower into a media-rich bathing experience with Hammacher Schlemmer’s ipad Musical Shower Curtain, which features built-in speakers and a waterproof pocket for an ipad. The pocket zips closed from the outside, ensuring it stays safe from moisture, and its integral audio cable connects an ipad, iphone, Android phone or Mp3 player to two speakers in the upper left and right corners of the curtain. hammacher.com

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$29.99 For the person who really has everything, how about giving something that gives back? The yummy cookies from Cookies for Cancer support children’s cancer research and come beautifully gift-wrapped with a personalized note. Choose from a variety of flavors, including lemon sugar, chocolate chip, chewy oatmeal raisin and white chocolate macadamia nut. cookiesforkidscancer.org


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(BPT) - Guys can be the hardest people to shop for, and finding the perfect gift has become a daunting holiday tradition. Sure, they will appreciate the thought behind another bundle of tube socks - and might even wear them - but there are gifts that bring a wow factor and make even the most stoic guys light up like a little kid. Add to a collection Adding to a guy’s collection is a great gift idea. If you’re unsure about what to choose, ask him what he collects and what he needs to take it to the next level. He will be flattered you’re showing interest and you’ll gain valuable insight into that perfect gift. Give tools for do-it-yourself projects You may not know every project the DIYer in your life is working on, so choose a multi-purpose tool. Tools like the Klutch Cordless Impact Wrench from Northern Tool + Equipment are the perfect partner for all those auto, construction or equipment maintenance projects. This 24-volt, cordless wrench delivers heavy torque and includes four different sockets assuring he has the right piece for any job. Fill his garage or man cave Every guy has a little space in the home he likes to call his own. For some it’s the garage, for others it’s the man cave in the house, and for others maybe the garage is his man cave. Wherever he chooses to relax, he might enjoy a personalized beer pitcher or an under-the-counter fridge. His garage will also look great with a new toolbox or shop stool. Find the unexpected Finding a gift he might get from a buddy will be a pleasant surprise for him. The Harley-Davidson 7-Liter Pilsner Glass from Kotula’s will turn heads and create a lot of laughs. This giant beer glass can hold up to about 18 cans of his favorite beer and will make a big statement. If you use these shopping tips for the guys in your life, you won’t even need to check your holiday list twice. With a good plan in mind, you’ll find options he will enjoy and actually use.


Cake Boss Covered Cookie Pan

Cake Boss Winter Cake Kit

Cake Boss Professional Jelly Roll Pan

Cake Boss Holiday Cookie Jar

Cake Boss Cake Carrier

ly sized cookies. Long-lasting nonstick on both the interior and exterior surfaces prevent cookies from sticking and speeds up cleaning time. Finally, wide handles with red silicone grips in fun rolling pin shapes, and a translucent, tight-locking cover, make this cookie pan perfect for transporting baked treats to and from get-togethers. Teacher Treats: If you have school age children, don’t forget a special treat for their teachers. Sculpted in glossy ceramic to resemble a bow-wrapped gift, the colorful pink and brown Cake Boss “Present” Cookie Jar and the seasonally themed red and green Cake Boss “Holiday” Cookie Jar ($39.99 each) are sure to impress, especially when you include home-baked cookies inside. Print your recipe on a pretty card and add to the cookie jar to be sure it never goes empty! Two-for-One Hostess Gifts: Be extra sweet to your holiday party host with a dual gift of both a dessert and the Cake Boss Cake Carrier ($39.99) used to handily transport it. Offered in four retro-inspired styles, each durable and easy-to-clean Cake Boss Cake Carrier is spacious enough to hold a standard 9-inch two-layer round cake, cheesecake, pie, or other treat. The lid latches tightly on both sides of the base to protect delicious treats while they’re in transit and keep tempted fingers away! For The “Cake Boss” Wannabe: It’s fast and easy to bake intricate looking cakes like “the Boss” with the Cake Boss 6-Cup Cakelette Pan ($16.99). Available in five different molded designs -- Star, Heart, Groovy Girl, Circle and Square -- each Cake Boss Cakelette Pan makes six individual portion, tiered mini cakes that look like they came straight out of Carlo’s Bakery. In addition to gifting, you can use the assorted pan designs to host a mini cake-decorating holiday party. Guests can decorate their own “cakelette” with icings, sprinkles, colored sugars, and even fondant. Stocking Stuffers and More Under $15: Affordable prep tools are great additions to a baking enthusiast’s stocking stuffer. They also work well as grab bag gifts and extra special toppers to ribbon wrapped presents. The set of two Cake Boss Nylon Bowl Scrapers ($8.99), crafted in durable nylon edged with flexible silicone, ensure that every last bit of batter, buttercream, and sauce gets scraped out of bowls. The heat-resistant Cake Boss Scraping Spatula with Measurement Marks ($11.99) features a durable red silicone tool head with a convenient reference chart of measure equivalents for cups, ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons and milliliters. For more whimsy in the kitchen, the Cake Boss “My Kitchen My Rules” Spoonula ($9.99) with flexible red silicone head for mixing, stirring, and spooning, includes one of Buddy’s favorite catchphrases imprinted on it. Gifts For The Unexpected: It’s a smart idea to keep a few prewrapped gifts on hand when you need a last minute token for a neighbor, friend or host. For example, pair the Cake Boss 4-Piece Measuring Spoons Set ($6.99) with a boxed gourmet mix for scones, and a small bottle of quality vanilla extract. Wrap everything in cellophane with a colorful bow for the perfect last-minute gift. Learn more about Cake Boss baking products and watch instructional cake decorating videos starring Buddy Valastro at www.cakebossbaking.com; like Cake Boss baking products at www.facebook.com/CakeBossBaking, or follow Cake Boss on Twitter@CakeBossBaking.

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(MS) -- The holidays are a perfect time to indulge in treats and spread the joy of baking with gifts that encourage friends and family to discover their inner baker. This season, there’s more to choose from in the baking category with the launch of Cake Boss, an extensive line of more than 200 “Buddy approved” baking items designed in collaboration with Buddy Valastro, the star of TLC’s hit reality show, “Cake Boss.” Offered by Meyer Corporation, U.S. in partnership with Discovery Communications, Cake Boss covers all the bases for baking, decorating, serving, and storing cakes and other desserts like a pro. Here’s a “baker’s dozen” list of gift ideas and creative ways to be sweet on anyone who’s been extra good this year. Gifts For the Artistic Baker: For avid bakers who enjoy expressing their creativity through baking, a gift of a Cake Boss Cake Kit ($29.99) includes everything needed to bake like the pros. Ideal for the holiday season, the Cake Boss Winter Cake Kit includes five stainless steel cutters (two holiday bulbs, a small circle, one tree and one reindeer), and five plastic plunge cutters (two holly leaves and three snowflakes) to create fun shapes in rolled fondant. A ribbon cutter helps cut fluted or straight decorative strips in fondant or gum paste, and stainless steel decorating tips in star and round shapes (combined with the kit’s disposable plastic piping bags) make it easy as pie to pipe borders and create icing designs. An instructional booklet is included to guide bakers each step of the way. For Serious Cooks and Bakers: Professional quality bakeware does double duty for baking up delicious, savory recipes, as well as sweets. The Cake Boss Professional 13x18-inch Jelly Roll Pan ($17.99) holds up to the rigors of frequent use with heavy-duty aluminized steel, commercial-style folded construction, and reinforced wire rims. Ideal for baking flaky pastry appetizers, as well as roasts of all kinds, the Cake Boss Professional Jelly Roll Pan distributes heat fast and evenly, and won’t warp or bend. A unique quilted, light-colored nonstick surface promotes even airflow for pro-style results. Family Friendly Gifts: Buying individual presents for each member of a family with children of different ages can end up being costly and time consuming. A family group gift is a practical solution that also can encourage spending time together. One idea is to put together a “Cookie and a Movie Night” gift package with a few innovative tools for baking cookies, your own favorite cookie recipe, a decadent hot chocolate mix, and a DVD for a classic family-friendly movie. For the cookie baking tools, the Cake Boss Linzer Cutters 6-Piece Set ($16.99) in “Classic” and “Holiday” styles make it fun to customize these scrumptious sandwich cookies. The Cake Boss Beechwood Rolling Pin ($29.99) has just the right weight and size to roll out cookie dough with ease, and a wide assortment of Cake Boss Cookie & Fondant Cutters ($16.99) in fun shapes like Stars, Hearts, Daisies, Round and Square provide multiple ways to make cookies in varying sizes. Cookies To-Go: Cookie exchange parties are a great way to get in the holiday spirit and sample some new recipes. Surprise the host by pairing your cookies with a gift of the Cake Boss Deluxe 10x15-inch Covered Cookie Pan ($16.99). Bake the cookies and transport them right in this innovatively designed pan. Helpful drop zones stamped on the surface ensure uniform-

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$124.99-$589.99 Is there anyone who doesn’t love a porch swing? The only thing better is an American-made porch swing, like this handmade cypress rollback swing from Cypress Moon. Available in 2to 7-foot-wide sizes in a variety of color finishes, Cypress Moon swings are labeled eco-friendly because no harsh chemicals are used to preserve the wood. They’ll remember your thoughtfulness every time they settle in for a soothing swing. cypressmoonporchswings.com

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Egyptian Cotton Sheets $59-$299 It’s worth the splurge for luxury linens such as the ones offered by Wisconsin’s The Company Store. The 600thread-count legends bedding is prized for its silky softness, luster and long wear. Generously sized with a nice weight and crisp feel, these sheets are real winners for relaxation. thecompanystore.com

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$249 What’s more relaxing than a warm cup of tea? Simplify steeping with the innovative Breville One-Touch Tea Maker, preset to steep tea at the right temperature; different types of tea do require different temperatures. Expensive and totally worth it, the Breville heats water, lowers the tea basket automatically and cycles it in and out of immersion, and, at the correct time, auto-lifts the basket to prevent oversteeping, keeping tea warm for up to 60 minutes. brevilleusa.com

$79.95 Wrap them up this holiday season in a plush robe from Arus. For someone who needs a little more comfort and relaxation in their life, a good robe is an ideal gift. Made from 100percent Turkish cotton terry, the Optimus robe is available in both men’s and women’s fits and a variety of colors. Soft, luxurious and warm, the Optimus will put the happy in “happy holidays.” arus.com

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Fun finds

Interesting gifts for interesting people

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hopping for someone who’s different in a good way? Best to bypass the traditional when looking for gifts for your cute and quirky friends. A few ideas that will surely result in smiles when opened:

Roost Puzzle Board $48 puzzles are fun, and a puzzle-shaped serving platter brings the party to the table. It’s perfect for hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and conversation starters. The six-piece interlocking jigsaw pieces can be used together as a tray or separate as individual serving plates. The platter is made from sustainably sourced acacia wood finished with food-grade mineral oil. module-r.com

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Diamond Candles $24.95 She’s going to love the surprise just as much as the sweet-smelling candle. Inside every Earth-friendly, all-natural soy Diamond Candle is a ring worth $10, $100, $1,000 or $5,000. With fragrances from apple slice to watermelon wedge, the candles slowly burn down to the anticipated ring reveal. Carefully DIAMONDCANDlES.COM remove the foil packet with tweezers and open up for your extra perk — a ring she’ll wear well into the new year. diamondcandles.com


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The Baked Apple Breakfast Co. in Downers Grove serves homemade signature dishes for both lunch and breakfast. Try everything from breakfast paninis, traditional eggs benedict, strawberry waffles, baked apple pancakes, German pancakes, fluffy omelettes and frittatas to chicken wraps, all beef burgers, huge salads and more. Open seven days a week, with take out and delivery options. The Baked Apple Breakfast Co. 1224 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove 630-515-9002

With a motto of “taste the heat,” you know the salsa at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar in Westmont is going to be good. Choose from 18 to 20 varieties, made fresh daily. These salsas are perfect with any of their quesadillas, enchiladas, tostadas and burritos. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner with catering and delivery available. Taco Grill & Salsa Bar 111 W. Ogden Ave., Westmont 630-353-0964

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The Uptown Girl’s Guide for Happy Holiday Gifts.

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he average adult must shop for gifts for friends or family members several times over the course of a typical year. Birthdays, holidays and anniversaries are often the driving force behind such excursions, but some people will buy a gift for a loved one even if there is no special occasion attached. When buying gifts for those we love, many consumers hope to find something unique. But unique items can be hard to find at the local shopping mall, where national chain stores tend to dominate. That reality highlights just one of the many benefits of shopping locally. * Local merchants tend to have more unique merchandise. A national chain store on one side of the country is not much different from its counterpart on the opposite coast. The stores’ layouts are likely identical and so is their inventory. Unlike such corporate giants, local merchants aren’t mass-producing their items, and chances are the items sold by local merchants are one-of-akind. Such items make for more unique gifts that recipients might find more thoughtful than an item they can find at larger chain stores. * Local merchants often provide more satisfying customer service. Larger chains tend to rely on automated systems to handle many of their customer service calls. Some consumers may never even speak to a real person when they call a customer service line, while others may first have to answer several automated questions before finally being connected to a real person. Local merchants tend to handle their own customer service, and consumers who have a concern or question about a product often speak directly with the store’s owner. That sense of direct connection gives consumers some peace of mind and can make them more comfortable when making their purchases.

* Local merchants tend to be more knowledgeable about their products. Large chain stores might have many employees working on the floor or behind the registers, but those employees are not always experts on the products being sold throughout the store. Local merchants tend to have less inventory and fewer employees, who often know a great deal about the products on the shelves. Some employees might even have developed the products being sold, and that knowledge can be put to use when uncertain shoppers are looking for the perfect gift for their loved ones. * Local merchants are more accessible. Arguably the biggest benefit of shopping locally for gifts is the proximity to home. Consumers who buy products from merchants within their community won’t have to travel far to do their shopping, nor will they need to gas up the car if the item needs to be returned or exchanged. Some local merchants may even be within walking distance of home, making a shopping trip even more accessible. Consumers often find shopping local when buying gifts for family and friends is a great way to obtain more satisfying and reliable customer service.

This holiday give the Gift of Art.

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Why not give something someone special will really enjoy? We have gift certificates for art lessons, our professional workshops, gallery open painting memberships and our extremely popular Paint and Play nights. We also have the works of many local and national artists including original oils and over 100 limited edition prints by world renowned seascape artist, Charles Vickery.

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on the device. But a growing number of child-friendly tablets have entered the market, and such devices are designed to be more durable for children who have a tendency to drop and destroy things. Those on the fence about whether or not to purchase a tablet for a child can consider these options. * The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is a tablet that comes with a selection of educational functions, games and e-books. The device allows parents to decide which apps can be accessed on the device and restrict use to certain periods of time. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids boasts a seven-inch screen and will run Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean. The front and rear facing cameras are considerably lower in quality than Samsung’s previous products, down to 3-megapixels and 1.3-megapixels, respectively. * The VTech InnoTab tailors apps to children in a compact device. The screen is just five inches in size, and the tablet comes packed with interactive e-books, learning games and other creative tools. It also has a modest price tag for a child’s first foray into the world of tablets. * The LeapFrog Leappad Ultra is a kid’s learning tablet designed for children between the ages of four and nine. It comes with a seven-inch screen, Wi-Fi with kid-safe Web access and the ability to connect to a library of more than 800 educator-approved apps, books and more. * The nabi is an Android tablet that

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Tablets are poised to grow more popular in the years to come, and many children are anxious to get their very own tablet. But many parents wonder if their kids are ready for a tablet and if such devices would make good gifts for their youngsters this holiday season. According to a 2012 report from Pew Research, 22 percent of American adults now own some type of tablet, while In-Stat research estimates 65 percent of Americans, or more than 200 million people, will have a smartphone and/or tablet by 2015. According to a Fall 2012 report by the Media Technology Monitor, an estimated 26 percent of the Canadian population has a tablet, more than twice the amount of tablet owners just a year earlier. As tablets become the device of choice, many different manufacturers have entered the tablet market, and children have begun to ask for tablets for holiday gifts, leaving parents wondering if their children are responsible enough to own a tablet that may cost several hundreds of dollars. Price-wary parents should realize that tablet prices vary greatly depending

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LaGrange Coin & Stamp has been an established business in the area for over 35 years. We buy and sell any form of GOLD.

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to go Christmas tree shopping, inform others a few weeks in advance and let them know you want to go early to avoid crowds. This saves you time and might just help you land one of the best trees on the lot. The same principle of planning can be applied to other aspects of the holiday season as well. Planning a meal early allows you to gradually stock up on menu items, saving you the hassle of rushing to the store at the last minute or planning a menu in the days before the party when you will already have enough on your plate. * Don’t shy away from shortcuts when hosting holiday dinners. Hosting a holiday dinner is a big undertaking, one that often finds hosts spending a significant amount of time in the kitchen. But hosts can save time by taking some shortcuts regarding the menu. For instance, when hosting an especially large meal, don’t be afraid to buy some premade side dishes from a local grocery store or buy a bakery cake rather than whipping up your own homemade dessert. Guests will understand if you cut some corners in an effort to save some time, and the food will likely be just as delicious. * Stay home. Travel is a big commitment come the holiday season, but what about staying home this season? If the time commitment of traveling is something you truly want to avoid this year, invite some friends and family over to your home instead. You might be more busy on the day of the holiday, but you will save yourself the travel days you usually build into the holiday season. Parents of young children might prefer to stay home so they can create their own unique holiday memories, while those without children might just appreciate some peace and quiet during this hectic time of year.

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erhaps no time of year is as busy as the holiday season, when social engagements and holiday shopping combine to dominate so much of what is normally our free time. Additionally, holiday travel and late nights spent at work to make up for lost time also cut into our free time, leaving many people in search of ways to add more hours to the day. Though there’s no way to make a day last longer, there are ways to save some time this holiday season. * Go it alone. Holiday shopping can be very time consuming, but shoppers who decide to shop alone may find themselves more productive and focused on the task at hand. Rather than going from store to store and checking items off multiple shopping lists, shoppers who shop singularly can devote all of their attention to their own lists. * Shop online. Another way to save time when shopping for the holidays is to shop online. This saves you the time it takes to drive to and from the mall and walk around multiple stores, all the while saving you from the often frustrating and time-consuming experience of finding a parking space. In addition, you can shop online at any time of day. So rather than just eating lunch at your desk on your lunch hour or spending the last hour before you go to bed for the night idling away on the couch, you can make more efficient use of that time by doing some holiday shopping. * Plan ahead. Whether shopping for holiday gifts, taking the family to buy a Christmas tree or organizing a holiday dinner with friends, the more you can plan ahead of the holiday season the less time you will waste once the season hits full swing. For example, when choosing a weekend

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DENTAL: Grove Dental in Lombard is looking for friendly, outgoing team members with a strong work ethic for the following positions: FT Treatment Coordinator (exp. pref.), and FT & PT exp'd. Orthodontic Assistant & FT exp'd Clinical Assistant. Please email resumes to: gdacareers@yahoo.com indicating position in comments line or fax to the attention of the Office Manager at: 630-627-4690

Darien CPA firm seeks energetic individual for temporary position, Jan 15-Apr 15. Excellent interpersonal & phone skills required. Duties include answering multiple-line phone, scheduling appts, greeting clients, light typing, & filing. Word & excel experience not required, but are a plus. Fax resume to: 630-968-8927

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brook is looking for friendly, outgoing, team members with a strong work ethic for the following HIRING HOURLY AND positions: EXPERIENCED FT ClinLIVE-IN CAREGIVERS ical Assistant and EXPERIContact Katie: ENCED FT Treatment CoordinaHOME INSTEAD tor. SENIOR CARE Please email resumes to: Phone: 708-482-8663 gdacareers@yahoo.com Fax: 708-482-8664 indicating position in comments employment@hiscdupage.com line or fax to the attention of the Office Manager at: 630-783-9390

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Series # 2005EFC2, PLAINTIFF Vs. James Zielinski a/k/a James W. Zielinski; et. al., DEFENDANTS 2007 CH 01369 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/29/2010, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/16/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-09-209-016 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 228 North Grant Street Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in posis ion of th ubj

pr tly pos session 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 14-07-9946. I577005 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS SOVEREIGN BANK, FSB PLAINTIFF VS JOHN M. PERGLER; YESENIA PERGLER; NATIONAL CITY BANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 5707 MIDDAUGH AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 10 CH 000398 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 October 16, 2012, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 16, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, 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: TAX NO. 09-18-209-002 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 5707 MIDDAUGH AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Description of Improvements: WOOD SIDED ONE STORY,SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE.HOUSE HAS A FENCE The Judgment amount was $352,785.32. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bid-


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mysuburbanlife.com der 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,

ys icago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0937453 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I575867 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life F11070444 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, vs. Beatrice L. Stone aka Beatrice Lorraine Stone AKA Lorraine Stone Devericks; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc; CitiMortgage, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 26 North Williams Street, Westmont, Illinois 60559 11 CH 3845 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on September 26, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 14, 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: Commonly known as: 26 North Williams Street, Westmont, Illinois 60559

P.I.N.: 09-09-114-035 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $219778.89 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

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ey ge 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I574026 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS ALLISON SON; SU SON AKA SU H. SON; THE PIERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 67W64TH STREET UNIT 103 WESTMONT, IL 60559 11 CH 891 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 October 8, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 14, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, 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: TAX NO. 09-21-213-055 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 67W64TH STREET UNIT 103 WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: MULTI UNIT CONDO BUILDING The Judgment amount was $193,345.83. 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 hour NO RE

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by 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 #PA1100495 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I575257 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

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pur 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). The Property is improved by a single family dwelling Property may be inspection prior to sale: NO Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenants thereunto belonging. Dated: November 8, 2013 WITNESS: Chris Kachiroubas Clerk of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, And the seal thereof, at Wheaton, IL Robert Reylonds, Attorney for Plaintiff 105 W. ADAMS ST. SUITE 1800 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455. Please refer to file number 1827-2. NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I572939 November 20, 27, 2013 December 4, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life F12110116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS First Horizon Home Loans a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Patrick Byrne; Richmond Station Condominium Association a/k/a Richmond Station Condominiums/ Westmont LLC; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 36 South Cass Avenue, Unit 2H, Westmont, Illinois 60559 12 CH 5785 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in of judgm t of

by gi that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on October 10, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 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: Commonly known as: 36 South Cass Avenue, Unit 2H, Westmont, Illinois 60559 P.I.N.: 09-09-407-021 (old); 09-09-430-008 (new) First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $310,475.48 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. The property will not be open for inspection. 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 info atio obtained will be ed

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Page 62 • SDP • Suburban Life - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 mp 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) I574590 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS OneWest Bank, FSB, PLAINTIFF Vs. Stephen Tulcus; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 005765 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/23/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/7/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-03-314-002 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 305 E. Naperville Road Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-33265. I574402 November 27, 2013 December 4, 11, 2013 Westmont Suburban Life F13040284 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Phillip W. Vidito Sr.; JoDee M. Vidito; DuPage Credit Union; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Property Address: 521 North Park Street, Westmont, Illinois 60559 13 CH 1775 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on September 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 14, 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: Commonly known as: 521 North Park Street, Westmont, Illinois 60559 P.I.N.: 09-04-401-007 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $248,832.11 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. The property will not be open for inspection. 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) I574021 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF VS ROBERT L DANIELS; FAIRWAY

GROVE CONDOMINIUMS; WEST SUBURBAN BANK; DEFENDANTS 2419 OGDEN AVENUE APT 4 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 2013 CH 000249 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 September 24, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, 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: TAX NO. 08-01-310-028 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2419 OGDEN AVENUE APT 4 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: 12 UNIT CONDO WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,635.85. 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 #PA1300254 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I574098 November 27, 2013 December 4, 11, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life

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URBAS; ROYAL VALE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; JODY J URBAS A/K/A JODY JOHN URBAS; JENNIFER A URBAS A/K/A JENNIFER ANN URBAS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 515 NORTH CASS AVENUE UNIT 1D WESTMONT, IL 60559 2013 CH 000363 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 September 24, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, 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: TAX NO. 09-03-316-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 515 NORTH CASS AVENUE UNIT 1D WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: MID-RISE CONDO WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $108,900.68. 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 #PA1226580 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR I574097 THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT November 27, 2013 DUPAGE COUNTY December 4, 11, 2013 WHEATON, ILLINOIS Westmont Suburban Life CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH ABN AMRO Buying? Selling? MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Renting? Hiring? PLAINTIFF . To place an ad, VS call 866-817-FAST JUDITH L URBAS A/K/A JUDY L

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee Pool # 40112 Distribution Series # 2005EFC2, PLAINTIFF Vs. James Zielinski a/k/a James W. Zielinski; et. al., DEFENDANTS 2007 CH 01369 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/29/2010, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/16/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 3 IN ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S FAIRMONT HEIGHTS, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 22, 1920 AS DOCUMENT 144403 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 09-09-209-016 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 228 North Grant Street Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ of ictin tenants

sp ity 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 14-07-9946. I577005 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Westmont Suburban Life

plaintiff. 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR For Information: Visit our website THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. DUPAGE COUNTY Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only WHEATON, ILLINOIS Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's AttorSOVEREIGN BANK, FSB neys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, PLAINTIFF Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) VS JOHN M. PERGLER; YESENIA 372-2060. Please refer to file PERGLER; NATIONAL CITY BANK; #PA0937453 Plaintiff's attorney is UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON not required to provide additional information other than that set forth RECORD CLAIMANTS; in this notice of sale. DEFENDANTS I575867 5707 MIDDAUGH AVENUE December 4, 11, 18, 2013 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Downers Grove Suburban Life 10 CH 000398 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE F11070444 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FORECLOSURE ACT DUPAGE COUNTY***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATWHEATON, ILLINOIS TEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR- vs. Beatrice L. Stone aka Beatrice POSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- Lorraine Stone AKA Lorraine Stone EN that pursuant to a Judgment of Devericks; Mortgage Electronic Foreclosure and Sale entered by Registration Systems, Inc; CitiMortsaid Court in the above entitled gage, Inc.; Unknown Owners and cause on October 16, 2012, Non-Record Claimants DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in Defendants. DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on Property Address: January 16, 2014, in 501 North 26 North Williams Street, County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at Westmont, Illinois 60559 11 CH 3845 10:00 AM, sell at public auction NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE and sale to the highest bidder for Public notice is hereby given cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned that in pursuance of a judgment of in said Judgment, situated in the said Court entered in the aboveCounty of DU PAGE, State of Illi- entitled cause on September 26, nois, or so much thereof as shall be 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a LOT 2 IN REINGOLD'S DIVISION sale on January 14, 2014 , comESTATES, A RESUBDIVISION OF mencing at 10AM, at Dupage THE WEST 150.0 FEET OF LOT County Sheriff's Office, 501 North 105 IN BRANIGAR BROTHERS County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL DOWNERS GROVE FARMS, BEING 60187. to sell to the highest bidder A SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 17 or bidders the following described AND 18, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, real estate, or so much thereof as RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD may be sufficient to satisfy said dePRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING cree, to-wit: LOT 14 IN BLOCK 1 IN ARTHUR TO THE PLAT OF SAID REINGOLD'S DIVISION ESTATES RECORDED T. MCINTOSH AND CO'S MAPLE MARCH 30, 1955 AS DOCUMENT AVENUE SUBDIVISION, BEING A 751214, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNILLINOIS. SHIP 38, NORTH RANGE 11, EAST TAX NO. 09-18-209-002 OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDICOMMONLY KNOWN AS: AN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT 5707 MIDDAUGH AVENUE THEREOF RECORDED MAY 9, DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Description of Improvements: 1921 AS DOCUMENT 148228, IN WOOD SIDED ONE STORY,SINGLE DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as: FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR 26 North Williams Street, DETACHED GARAGE.HOUSE HAS A Westmont, Illinois 60559 FENCE P.I.N.: 09-09-114-035 The Judgment amount was First Lien Position; Single-Family $352,785.32. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" Residence; Judgment Amount sale for "CASH". The successful bid- $219778.89 The property will NOT be open der must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is sub- ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND ject to general real estate taxes, (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), special assessments or special tax- AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), es levied against said real estate, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT water bills, etc., and is offered for THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERsale without any representation as TY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, to quality or quantity of title and SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS without recourse to plaintiff. The 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 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I574026 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS ALLISON SON; SU SON AKA SU H. SON; THE PIERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 67W64TH STREET UNIT 103 WESTMONT, IL 60559 11 CH 891 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 October 8, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 14, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, 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: PARCEL 1: UNIT 103-67 WEST 64TH STREET IN THE PIERS CONDOMINIUMS, AS DELINEATED ON SURVEY OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, KNOWN AS THE PIERS CONDOMINIUMS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT R7442248, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR PARKING PURPOSES IN AND TO PARKING AREA NO. 125 AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION AND SURVEY. TAX NO. 09-21-213-055 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 67W64TH STREET UNIT 103 WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: MULTI UNIT CONDO BUILDING

The Judgment amount was $193,345.83. 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 #PA1100495 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I575257 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DUPAGE, STATE OF ILLINOIS MIDLAND STATES BANK as successor in Interest to Strategic Capital Bank, Plaintiff, -vsMelvin Spohn, et al, Defendants 12CH3563 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on Thursday December 19, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 A.M., at the DuPage County Sheriff's Of-

Suburban Life - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • SDP • Page 63 age ounty fice, Southwest Lobby, located at 501 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment to wit: LOTS 5 AND 6 IN LINDEN HEIGHTS FIRST ADDITION TO DOWNERS GROVE, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 8 AND 17, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION, RECORDED JULY 30, 1881, IN BOOK 3 IN PLATS, PAGE 32, AS DOCUMENT 29217, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Permanent Index No. 09-17-111-019 and 09-17-111-020 Said property is commonly known as: 5740-5742 WEBSTER STREET, DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 The person to contact for information regarding the property is: Robert Reynolds Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If 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). The Property is improved by a single family dwelling Property may be inspection prior to sale: NO Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenants thereunto belonging. Dated: November 8, 2013 WITNESS: Chris Kachiroubas Clerk of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, And the seal thereof, at Wheaton, IL Robert Reylonds, Attorney for Plaintiff 105 W. ADAMS ST. SUITE 1800 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 431-1455. Please refer to file number 1827-2. NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector at-

tempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I572939 November 20, 27, 2013 December 4, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life F12110116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS First Horizon Home Loans a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Patrick Byrne; Richmond Station Condominium Association a/k/a Richmond Station Condominiums/ Westmont LLC; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Property Address: 36 South Cass Avenue, Unit 2H, Westmont, Illinois 60559 12 CH 5785 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on October 10, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 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 2H, IN RICHMOND STATION CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: LOT 1 IN THE PLAT OF CONSOLIDATION OF RICHMOND STATION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "D" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED JANUARY 18, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NO. R2007-011269, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, ALL IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 36 South Cass Avenue, Unit 2H, Westmont, Illinois 60559 P.I.N.: 09-09-407-021 (old); 09-09-430-008 (new) First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $310,475.48 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. The property will not be open for inspection. 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) I574590 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS OneWest Bank, FSB, PLAINTIFF Vs. Stephen Tulcus; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 005765 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/23/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/7/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 1 IN ARTHUR T, MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 1, 2 AND 3 TOGETHER WITH ALLEYS IN SAID BLOCKS; ALSO THAT PART OF ELM STREET LYING BETWEEN BLOCKS 1 AND 2 AND THAT PART OF CEDAR STREET LYING BETWEEN BLOCKS 2 AND 3 ALL IN WARREN KEENEY AND COMPANY'S SECOND ADDITION TO CLARENDON HILLS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF (TOGETHER WITH OTHER LANDS ) THAT PART OF


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ANNUAL STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS SUMMARY FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2013

The summary must be published in the local newspaper. Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 will be available for public inspection in the school district/joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2013. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact:

Center Cass School District 66

699 Plainfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60516

630-783-5000

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Address

Telephone

Office Hours

School District/Joint Agreement Name

Also by January 15, 2014 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for theFiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Education's website@www.isbe.net. SUMMARY: The following is the Annual Statement of Affairs Summary that is required to be published by the school district/joint agreement for the past fiscal year. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2013 Educational Local Sources Flow-Through Receipts/Revenues from One District to Another District State Sources Federal Sources Total Direct Receipts/Revenues Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures Other Sources/Uses of Funds Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 Other Changes in Fund Balances Ending Fund Balances June 30, 2013

1000 2000 3000 4000

Operations & Maintenance

Debt Services

Transportation

Municipal Retirement/Social Security

Capital Projects

Working Cash

Fire Prevention & Safety

Tort

8,845,130

1,152,697

978,658

412,009

377,618

0

88,438

0

0

0 787,167 282,189 9,914,486

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0 292,690 0 704,699

0 0 0 377,618

0 0 0

0 0 88,438

0 0 0

0 0 0

9,795,120 0 2,588,719

1,022,931 (182,893) 1,570,120

1,142,873 182,893 607,665

723,675 0 707,188

403,322 0 69,031

31,887 0 117,343

0 2,604,041

0 0 0

0 0 174

0 2,708,085

0 1,516,993

0 626,343

0 688,212

0 43,327

0 85,456

0 2,692,479

0 0

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GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: Adams, Carole M., Burrows, Amy C., Burton, Jeanette L, Cikoch, Margie R, Coffee, Roberta L, Cuzzone, Gail, Daly, Carol A, Daniele, Dorothy, Donar, Karen, Flynn, Luanne C., Georges, Cornelia K., Gonzalez, Jamie, Habib, Amal M, Hall, Debra D, Jones, Nona F., Kapfhammer, Jessica L., Krezel, Peggy, Lafin, Lora M, Lapapa, Maxine J., Mazurowski, Kathleen A., Mchale, Margaret, Mlyniec, Diane, Nuccio, Peggy L., Olsen, Jennifer C., Paskvan, Laura B., Pasquesi, Deborah M., Pellin, Kristen A., Scinto, Jennifer M, Sorce, Laura L., Stainman, Terrie S., Stankiewicz, Jennifer L, Stranski, Corrine, Svetlik, Kaitlyn N, Turek, Alyssa M, Vaisnoras, Sandra A., Westra, Virginia J. Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Amish, Celeste, Beseth, Alison, Bouton, L. Karna, Cornfield, Loretta D., Drope, Joyce A., Kreps, Kathleen J., Kroeze, Kristin M., Mandru, Steven E, Mccaffrey, Valerie C., Millbrandt, Melissa L., Pitassi, Peter J., Riadi, Elaine A., Schlagbaum, Chelsea T., Sis, Trudy J., Young, Karen K, Zurales, Sherry L. Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999: Amedeo, Jessica, Bell, Karen, Conley, Andrea, Conley, Barbara, Crews, Mia Mae V., Enzbigilis, Annie L., Forsman, Tania, Gemmell, Kari A, Horeni, Gina C, Klacza, Christine C., Kukulski, Brian D., Mastny, Lauren N., Nessling, Gina M, Ninni, Kristen E., Nino, Colleen M., Nyhlen, Elizabeth, Onorato, Karen L., Parker, Annamaria, Rodda, Paul E., Schwenkel, Elizabeth, Stetka, Regina M., Trinco, Jeffrey J., Wyse, Jeannie T. Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999: Benson, Sereen H., Bergmann, Joanna C., Beseth, Amy B., Bretl, Judy L., Bucklin, Mary A., Cerney, Jennifer A., Cirjakovic, Donna, Csorba, Jaime, Cushing, Tracey L., Defors, Joy N., Deyoung, Marilyn K., Dvorak, David G., Finn, Jennifer, Gradl, Diane L., Hansen, Jill, Hayes, Shannon K., Heckman, Janice M., Hull, Rebecca L., Krasnodebski, Julie, Liles, Kimberly D., Little, Jacob R., Maass, Jennifer L, Mesker, Amelia C., Mitchell-Spakausky, Tracy A., Mixon, Kristy A, Myers, Erika, Ohlsen, Brian, Oliver, Janet, Olsen, Erin, Rickert, Jennifer A, Safranski, Mark W., Schultz, Janet G., Schuyler, Lisa A., Slinger, Lynda R., Smeltzer, Terri J, Spizzirri, Elizabeth, Strong, Theresa A., Sulima, Sheryl, Swaekauski, Kimberly M., Tracy, Jennifer, Tran, Heather L. Salary Range: $90,000 and over: Arnold Jr, Timothy B, Boyer, Lisa Ann, Cavoto, Carol, Douvris, Dawn M., Foellmer, Becky R., Hagensee, Susan E., Kucera, Kathleen, Micetich, Linda Jo, Schultz, Janeise J., Snodgrass, Karin, Tedeschi, Thomas E. Jr., Trefonas, Jennine A., Urbas, Michael, Walega, Deborah J., Windsor, Paul J. GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: Akberali, Shirin F., Alberti, Kathleen, Albores, Ariosto, Albores, Maria E., Anderson, Twanna, Armato, Abigail R., Arnold Iii, Timothy B, Austin, Ashley, Balinski, Janice M, Balla, Ronda M., Baylon, Adelaida, Bican, Robyn L., Caponi, Joseph A., Cesal, John T., Constante, Stacey M., Cronin, Cynthia, Folliard, Terrence J., Gannon, Maria, Gannon, Ryan M., Gismondi Jr, James, Gismondi, Vince D, Haarth, Tanya M., Hart, Anita C., Hummel, John R, Imgruet, Sarah E, Irish, Mary F., Istenik-Micek, Diane G., Johnson, Andrea D., Jonauskas, Paul V., Jones, Carol C., Jones, Richard E, Kelly, Diane, Killian, Maura O., Kobliska, Dana, Lechner, Jennifer L., Lenos, Katrina, Lewandowski, Frank, Lewandowski, Robert M, Linde, Kristin J., Lopez, Heather M., Luna, Selina J., Maier, Dana L., Marek, Kimberly R., Marek, Patrick J., Mathiasch, James A., Matt, Janessa N., Mckinley-Barlow, Shamar L, Meek, Kristen T, Minarik, Cathy, Mueller, Robert J., Munoz Jr, Zacarias G, Najera, Leticia L., Novotny, Rusty A, Palermo, Denise, Philbin, Jessica I, Pikul, Joanne L., Portante, Valerie A., Raskovich-Kling, Jelena, Reddy, Pamela J, Ringo, Domnick A., Shahnasarian, Alexandra, Simoncelli, Angela H, Smith, Rosemary, Sosa, Luis M., Spinuzza, Daniel A., Spinuzza, James A, Staiger, Manfred R, Tannhauser, Kathleen M, Tedeschi, Daniel T, Vana, Amy M, Warkentien, Jacqueline A, Weipert, Daniela, Wells, Dianne, Whitt, Deborah L., Williams, Richard J, Wilson, Joyce, Windsor, Bradley P., Wrzesinski, Dawn, Zima-Grischow, Lori K. Salary Range:

$25,000 - $39,999: Caliendo, Enesia, Lattimer, Judith A., Lopez De Evangelista, Gloria, Nikiel, Kathryn M., Nowak, David R., Papadopoulos, Ashly, Romaniszak, Patricia A., Ruby, Edward J, Van Stedum, Peter Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999: Blazejewski, Joanne, Mena, Alberto, Novotny, Cheryl, Panfilio, Nancy, Shearer, Jennifer Salary Range: $60,000 and over: Tedeschi, Carol; Tiede, Tom Payments over $2,500, excluding wages and salaries: Abs Electric, Inc. $8988; Academic Advantage $4297; Alarm Detection Systems $2947; Ameren Energy Marketing $122364; Apple Inc. $4935; Aramark Corporation $316955; Archipelago Learning Inc $3002; Arnold,Tim $12254; At&T $21143; Automated Logic Corporation $21814; Band Source $3122; Bank Of America N.A. $86834; Bergmann,Joanna $2962; Berwyn Garage $16673; Business Card $44969; Case Lots Inc $13795; Cdw Government Inc $28298; Center Cass Activity Fund $47940; Center Cass Education Assoc $50574; Center Cass School Dist 66 - Flex Acct $291164; Center For Independence $14292; Central States Bus Sales Inc $3597; Chgo Metropolitan Fire Prevention $3024; Chicagoland Paving Contractors $123983; Cintas Corporation #344 $7786; City Of Darien $7568; Comcast Cable $4385; Communication Clubhouse Inc $19194; Constellation Newenergy Gas Division $46238; Cpi Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. $246755; Csc Learning $2866; Digital River Education Serv Inc $30718; Don Johnston $3379; Dupage Co. Health Dept. $4170; Dupage County Public Works $12276; E. T. Paddock Enterprises $5769; Ebsco $4056; Eftps - Medicare $184234; Eftps - Federal W/H $870893; Eftps - Fica $216306; Elim Christian Services $7471; Employer Plan Services $29873; Employers Preferred Ins Co $58639; First Student $3900; Follett Library Resources $7971; Ge Capital $27342; Gee Heating & A C Inc $17375; Grainger Inc $3222; Groot Recycling & Waste Services $17168; Hallagan Business Machines $4047; Health Care Service Corp $821888; Heinemann $3248; Hewlett Packard $6036; Home Depot Credit Services $5431; Horton Group Inc.,The $11202; Houghton Mifflin Co $54239; Humana Dental $5597; Iasb $10238; Ill Municipal Ret. Fund $260481; Ill Municipal Ret. Fund $3536; Illinois Dept. Of Revenue $333432; Illinois Paper & Copier Co $10693; Imprest Fund $5679; Industrial Electric Supply $5643; Internal Revenue Service $2563; Kansas State Bank $63074; Knowles Construction, Inc. $4200; Knutte & Associates $8000; L4U Library Software $2827; Lazel $3503; Legat Architects $11030; Lend $3580; Macneal School $73768; Martino Concrete Co. $4100; Mcgraw-Hill School Education Llc $7887; Metro Professional Products Inc. $10741; Midco $2999; Midland Paper $17465; Ncs Pearson Inc. $12000; Northwest Evaluation Assoc. $10600; Novell Inc $2700; Office Depot $21454; Optima Plumbing Supply $2879; Pearson Education $4024; Pedersen Co. $9240; Pma Financial Network Inc $8500; Pnc Equipment Finance $23123; Pomp`S Tire Service Inc. $2651; Pride Plumbing $4332; Rdb Network Solutions $15083; Royal Fireworks Publishing $3663; S.E.A.L. South Inc. $34112; Safety Vision $3032; Sams Club/Gecrb $7001; Sased $592861; Scariano Himes & Petrarca $19122; Schindler Elevator Corp $4111; Scholastic Inc $3303; School Specialty Inc. $5905; Seal Of Illinois $19257; Selective Ins Co Of America $54201; Septran Inc. $72414; Simplex Grinnell $27575; South Town Food Service $7723; Southeast Dupage Elem. $8810; Specialized Data Systems $8690; Strictly Sewers Inc $3750; Teachers Health Ins. Sec. Fund $18520; Teachers Retirement System $639865; The Private Bank $70486; This $101855; Triumph Learning Llc $8312; Tuff Shed Inc. $5882; Vanguard Computers $24430; Verizon Wireless $7026; Warren Oil Co. Inc $52675; William H. Sadlier Inc. $3164; Worthington $4232; Zaner Bloser $5415 December 4, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life 7004


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mysuburbanlife.com ) THE SOUTH EAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTH WEST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, LYING SOUTH OF NAPERVILLE ROAD IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 09-03-314-002 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 305 E. Naperville Road Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-33265. I574402 November 27, 2013 December 4, 11, 2013 Westmont Suburban Life

NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on September 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 14, 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: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 16 IN BLOCK 3 IN ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S FAIRMONT GARDENS, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4 AND IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 7, 1920 AS DOCUMENT 144142, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 521 North Park Street, Westmont, Illinois 60559 P.I.N.: 09-04-401-007 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $248,832.11 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. The property will not be open for inspection. 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) I574021 December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Suburban Life WSM

F13070012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS Champion Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Solomon S. Chu aka Soloman S. Chu aka Solomon G. Chu; Prentiss F13040284 Brook Terrace Manor Homes IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Homeowners Association aka THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Prentiss Brook Terrace Manor DUPAGE COUNTYHomes Association; USA; Linda WHEATON, ILLINOIS Moric; Rebekah Chu; David Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, Bajorek aka David Martin Bajorek; vs. TCF National Bank as Successor Phillip W. Vidito Sr.; JoDee M. in Interest to TCF Mortgage CorVidito; DuPage Credit Union; poration; Richard Kuhn Special Unknown Owners and Non-Record Representative for the Estate of Claimants, Defendants. Solomon S. Chu aka Soloman Property Address: S. Chu aka Solomon G. Chu; 521 North Park Street, Unknown owners and Non-record Westmont, Illinois 60559 claimants, Defendants. 13 CH 1775 Property Address:

g 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: UNIT 2419-4 FAIRWAY GROVE CONDOMINIUMS, AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF PART OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "D" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT R80-45831, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. TAX NO. 08-01-310-028 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2419 OGDEN AVENUE APT 4 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: 12 UNIT CONDO WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,635.85. 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) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR 372-2060. Please refer to file THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT #PA1300254 Plaintiff's attorney is DUPAGE COUNTY not required to provide additional WHEATON, ILLINOIS information other than that set forth CITIMORTGAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF in this notice of sale. VS ROBERT L DANIELS; FAIRWAY I574098 November 27, 2013 GROVE CONDOMINIUMS; WEST December 4, 11, 2013 SUBURBAN BANK; DEFENDANTS Downers Grove Suburban Life 2419 OGDEN AVENUE APT 4 DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR 2013 CH 000249 THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO DUPAGE COUNTY JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE WHEATON, ILLINOIS UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN AT- BY MERGER WITH ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. TEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED PLAINTIFF . WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR- VS JUDITH L URBAS A/K/A JUDY L POSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- URBAS; ROYAL VALE CONDOMINIASSOCIATION; JODY J EN that pursuant to a Judgment of UM Foreclosure and Sale entered by URBAS A/K/A JODY JOHN URBAS; A/K/A said Court in the above entitled JENNIFER A URBAS cause on September 24, 2013, JENNIFER ANN URBAS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS January 9, 2014, in 501 North 515 NORTH CASS AVENUE County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at UNIT 1D WESTMONT, IL 60559 2013 CH 000363 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO cash, all and singular, the follow- JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE ing described real estate mentioned

op ty 1834 Prentiss Drive., Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 13 CH 2436 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Solomon S. Chu aka Soloman S. Chu aka Solomon G. Chuand UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 21 IN PRENTISS BROOK TERRACE MANOR HOMES, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 11, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. R76-54879, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 09-19-112-013 Said property is commonly known as: 1834 Prentiss Drive., Downers Grove, Illinois 60516, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Soloman S. Chu aka Solomon S. Chu and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number R2007-109590 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Dupage County on or before December 20, 2013, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I574172 November 20, 27, 2013 December 4, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life

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LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE The Village of Downers Grove, in conjunction with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be applying for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project for the acquisition of up to 16 flood prone or damaged properties within the Village limits. Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), EO 11988 and EO 11990, public notice is required of any federal actions that affect floodplains or wetlands. All necessary permits will be obtained prior to construction and completion of the project. The objectives of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program are to prevent future losses of lives and property, to implement state or local Hazard Mitigation plans, to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during immediate recovery from disaster, and to provide funding for identified and approved hazard mitigation projects. Public participation is encouraged. Interested parties and/or citizens are invited to comment on the project either in writing to: Karen Daulton Lange, PE, CFM Stormwater Administrator Village of Downers Grove 5101 Walnut Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515 Or comments may be directed via e-mail to Ms. Daulton Lange: KDLange@Downers.us This item will be on the December 10, 2013 Village Council meeting agenda and comments may be made at that time. December 4, 2013 Downers Grove Suburban Life 6999

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pu dgm Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 24, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, 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: UNIT 1-D IN ROYAL VALE CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING REAL ESTATE: LOT 8 IN BLOCK 6 IN ARTHUR T MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S WESTMONT ACRES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF NAPERVILLE ROAD) ALSO THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER, ALL IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 4, 1920 AS DOCUMENT 145100, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT R7990402, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS AND

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