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DOWNERS GROVE – A new garden at the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center’s Kids Korner has children excited about the last thing many their age would choose to eat – vegetables. Kids Korner staff member Pat Paulson got the ball rolling this winter when she planted a trio of herbs in windowsill pots. When the children in Kids Korner started showing interest in the sprouting plants, she and supervisor Jenylle Rys started the outdoor garden. The hospital’s facilities department pitched in, building wooden planting beds and buying the garden soil. Located in front of the Wellness Center, the garden is filled with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peppers, basil and parsley. The vegetables are surrounded by marigolds to keep the rabbits and other small animals away, Paulson said. Children who attend Kids Korner – the hospital’s child care program for parents exercising in the Wellness Center – can plant, water, pick and bring home the fresh produce to enjoy with their families. “Anytime they can get their hands in soil it’s really fun,” Paulson said. “People love gardens because it feels DXib9ljZ_$dYljZ_7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd good. You put your hands in Brooke Lawler, 2, picks up a tomato in the Kids Korner garden in front the soil and there is a conof the Health and Wellness Center at Good Samaritan Hospital. The nection that is really quite garden program, started in early June by Kids Korner supervisor Jenyl- special.” le Rys, promotes healthy eating while teaching kids about the planting That connection to the and harvesting of their food. garden was shared by differ-
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of a Northbrook mother and her daughter who were patients of Advocate and whose personal information was maintained at Advocate Medical Group offices in Park Ridge. The lawsuit alleges that the health care group was negligent in protecting private data and failed to use encryption and other basic security measures on behalf of its patients, according to a news release from the law firm. “In this age of advanced technology, Advocate had to realize that its unorthodox
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mised when four computers containing patients’ information, including names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers were stolen from administrative offices on Touhy Avenue in the northwest suburb. Although full medical records were not on the computers, medical diagnoses, service codes and health insurance information were kept on the computers. “We deeply regret any inconvenience this incident has caused our patients who have entrusted us with their care,” Advocate Health Care’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing Kelly Jo Golson said in a statement Friday. “Although we are unable to comment specifically on active litigation matters,
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DOWNERS GROVE – The Giordano’s Pizza chain is suing a Downers Grove deli and pizzeria that opened with the same name last month. The popular Chicago-area pizza chain filed the lawsuit Aug. 28 seeking damages from the deli, Giordano Fresh & Crispy Pizza Co., for using the similar name and trademarks on its sign and promotional materials. The deli opened last month at 2021 Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove, less than two miles from the nearest Giordano’s Pizza franchise at 5115 Main St. The deli offers pizza, subs, sandwiches, pasta, salads and catering. Giordano’s claims that the unauthorized use of its name “caused and will continue to cause confusion in the marketplace.” The lawsuit cites one cus-
tomer who emailed Giordano’s after eating at the deli, believing it was a franchise location. “The pizza was horrible,” the Aug. 25 email allegedly said. The customer also noted that the defendant’s menu stapled to the pizza box “looked like your logo” and that it was “a little too close for comfort.” Giordano Fresh & Crispy Pizza Co. owner Nick Giordano declined comment when reached by phone Monday. The owner of the Giordano’s franchise location on Main Street, Dino Alexakos, said he was worried when he saw a flier for the new deli that there would be “mass confusion.” “I don’t know what would have happened if someone did a Google search for ‘Giordano’s in Downers Grove’ – who would have come up?” he said. The lawsuit, filed by
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Lisle Man uses Sept. 11 experience to pen novel By ED MCMENAMIN \dZd\eXd`e7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd Twelve years ago today, George and Barbara Banas were on a boat, halfway between Morocco and Spain. When word arrived that both World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon were struck by hijacked airplanes, the boat turned around and headed back to Tangier. “We were detained because the Moroccan government didn’t know exactly what the consequences of the attack would be on them, because there was at least one Moroccan national [who aided the attack],” said Banas, now 72. “So they didn’t know if the U.S. government would retaliate against them one way or another.” Finally, after two tense weeks of being shuffled from hotel to hotel, the couple were released back to the U.S., he said. Banas uses those two weeks as the jumping-off point for his debut fiction novel, “Terrorists and the Terchova Treasure.” First published in 2010, it was named as an honorable mention July at the Hollywood Book Festival. Banas, a resident of Lisle, gives $1 from every sale to the American Legion’s efforts to help veterans. On Amazon.com, the paperback costs $14.42. The thriller borrows stories and characters from Banas’ experiences as an Army analyst during the Vietnam War, and
then later as a government contractor and consultant to Eastern European countries, he said. The plot follows a fictionalized version of himself, an aging analyst who has to call on old friends to help foil terrorist plots in the years after 9/11. “People can read it as a sort of a thriller just looking at the action, they can look at it as a historical novel, or they can look at it on a wider scope – with a geopolitical or sociopolitical implications,” he said. The book reflects on who the American public was before 9/11, shortly after and now. “Prior to the attacks, it seems that part of the American psyche was very naive,” he said. “I think what’s happening now – certainly we’re weary about Afghanistan and Iraq, and we’d very much like to pull back and take care of our own business and be isolated. And I don’t think the world is going to let us do that.” Banas started writing the book around the time of his retirement in 2003, two years after the attack. The first pressing, in larger type, ran around 700 pages. The new, Kindle edition in normal type runs about 550 pages, he said. He hopes the added attention brought by the Hollywood Book Festival can aid his efforts to help area veterans in need. “This is kind of one way I’m able to throw some money back into the pot and help folks get some income,” he said.
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Patty Redig (from left), Tom Redig, Kayla Redig, Alan Murphy and Kira Redig Murphy pose for a photo during a fundraiser for the family at Downers Grove North on Aug. 30. Tom Redig coached the DGN swim teams for more than 30 years before leaving in 2011 to battle a brain tumor. Now, his 24-year-old daughter, Kayla, is battling breast cancer. Donations accepted at the event will help offset the medical costs incurred by Tom and Kayla. Those who want to make a donation can mail them to The Redig Family, c/o The Sims Family, 4533 Downers Drive Downers Grove, IL 60515.
More than $70K in jewelry reported stolen in alleged home burglary SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA DOWNERS GROVE â€“ Two residents of a home on Candlewood Drive told Downers Grove police they suspect a woman who claimed to be looking for a lost cat either stole or helped an accomplice steal more than $70,000 in jewelry around 2 p.m. Sept. 4. A male resident of the home told police a woman
came to his door acting hysterical and crying. She said her cat was missing and she needed help finding it. The man helped the woman look for the cat in his yard for about 15 minutes. After failing to find the cat, the man went back inside, he told police. The woman came back a short time later, and he invited her into the house and she wrote a name and phone number
on an envelope in case he found the cat. When the manâ€™s wife came home later, she had a â€œbad feelingâ€? about what happened, police said. She searched her upstairs bedroom and found her jewelry boxes were in â€œdisarray.â€? The couple reported more than 24 pieces of jewelry missing, including a $33,350 gold Rolex watch and a gold
diamond ring valued at $10,000. The total value of the stolen jewelry, including two wedding rings, several gold necklaces and earrings, was estimated at about $70,000. The woman who claimed to be looking for a cat was described as in her 40s with brown hair and of either Asian or Hispanic descent. Police did not provide the address or cross block of the alleged burglary.
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RUSE ENTRY CRIME ALERT The Police Department alerts residents to be aware of a scam being used by criminals to gain home entry and commit theft. In two recent incidents which occurred in Downers Grove, residents reported that unknown individuals gained entry to their homes under false pretenses. In the first incident, a man was met at his front door by a woman who was crying hysterically that she had lost her cat. She requested his assistance and he accompanied her to the backyard to search for the cat. After about 15 minutes, they ended the search and the woman left the home. The resident later discovered that numerous pieces of jewelry had been taken. The alleged female suspect is described as being in her forties, 5’6” tall, with brown hair and a dark complexion. In the second incident, a man unknown to the resident came to the home and lured the homeowner to the backyard under the guise of wanting to show her something. The woman became suspicious and requested that the man come back at a later time and speak to her son. The man left in a white van without incident. The Police Department reminds everyone to be very cautious when allowing unknown people to enter their homes. It is also important to be suspicious of anyone who attempts to lure you outside your home. If you have any concerns whether the person at your door is legitimate, immediately call 9-1-1.
A MNESTY D AY AND R ECYCLING E XTRAVANZA C LEAN U P Amnesty Day is scheduled for the week of September 30, 2013, on your regularly scheduled pickup day. This is a one-time pick up which cannot be rescheduled if missed. Please refer to the Amnesty Day page at www.downers.us for accepted items and guidelines. Of course, the reuse or recycling of gently used items is always encouraged. This year's Recycling Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Avenue. Details are available on the Village website at www.downers.us. In the meantime, if you have furniture that could go directly to a family in need instead of being discarded, contact Sharing Connections Furniture Bank (a 501(c)(3) charity). Visit the Sharing Connections website or call 630-971-0565 for directions, hours, accepted items or to schedule a pickup.
Coffee With the Council will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the Downtown Downers Grove Market at the Downers Grove Main Street Train Station on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The agenda for the meeting will be a forum for comments from Village residents.
C OM E D T OWN H ALL M EETING The Village will host a ComEd Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Avenue. This is part of the Village's ongoing work to improve electricity service within the Village. The purpose of this meeting will be to report on the progress made during the past year. It is also an opportunity for residents to communicate their reliability concerns directly to ComEd representatives. An updated Reliability Report will be published prior to the meeting. Thanks to the community input received, and the Village's ongoing communications with ComEd, the utility has made significant progress on improvements in a timely manner. A list of these improvements is available at www.downers.us. If you are unable to attend but would like to forward a comment or concern regarding ComEd reliability, please call Allison Deitch at 630-434-5525 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Budget Workshop: October 5, 2013, 8:00 a.m., Fire Station 2 First Reading on Council Agenda: October 8, 2013 Coffee with the Council: October 19, 2013, Fire Station 2 Public Hearing: November 5, 2013, Council Meeting For more information and meeting times, visit www.downers.us and click on Village Budget. 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. 9/11/13
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Glen Ellyn WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 COST & INFO: $100 per person by calling Vicki Grossestreuer at 630-964-5235; firstname.lastname@example.org “Perfect Pairings,” a food and wine experience, will be presented as a benefit by the Downers Grove Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. Glen Oak’s executive chef will collaborate with the sommelier to create a menu featuring six food course stations. The auxiliary also plans a raffle and silent auction. The Infant Welfare Society has provided health care and dental care for children and women for a century.
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1036 Grove St., Downers Grove WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 COST & INFO: $5 for 2 p.m. People’s Choice tastings; deadline to register as competitor is Sept. 13 at www. dgparks.org/Recreation/Chilympics. html; 630-963-1300 Do you have an award-winning chili recipe asks the Downers Grove Park District, which seeks competitors for its first Chilympics, spiced by bands and brews. The cook-off winner will receive $600 and advance to the World Finals in California.
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Warren Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 COST & INFO: Free admission; Mama Mac’s at 630-852-1957; book also sold at thisbookwillpayforitself.tateauthor.com, www.amazon.com, www. barnesandnoble.com A book signing with food and entertainment celebrates the new work by Bensenville author Andrew Thies titled “This Book Will Pay for Itself: A Non-Expert’s Guide to Managing Your Money.” He says he offers guidance to readers who can’t figure out where their money is going, or who simply want to improve their financial habits.
WHERE: Cellar Door, 5150 Main St., Downers Grove WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 COST & INFO: No cover; 630-241-2030, www.hinsdalecellars.com; find more gigs at www.kevinpresbrey.com Returning to his roots, Kevin Presbrey makes his solo debut with an Americana album. Looking for a producer who could help him capture an old-school acoustic sound, Presbrey turned to Ryan Hadlock, who’d recently struck gold as producer of the Lumineers’ platinum-selling debut.
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921 School St., Lisle WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 COST & INFO: Free; 630-969-4876, www. lisleheritagesociety.org Go back in time at Lisle’s 29th annual Depot Days, where families can learn about life more than a century ago. Highlights include folk music, petting zoo, vintage games, hay rides, pioneer demonstrations, blacksmithing and food. Saturday’s Depot Night is a new addition, and stars The Giving Tree Band in an outdoor concert, with refreshments from Pizzeria Bombola and The Nook.
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Elmhurst’s Café Amano is comfortably elegant ELMHURST – The concept of a “downtown cafe” can range from rickety outfit with a counter and a couple chairs all the way to a gourmet dining experience that features cozy outdoor seating. Fortunately for Elmhurst, Café Amano falls into the latter category. During a recent visit, I was inclined to sit outdoors and get a true cafe experience, but it was just a touch chilly that evening, and my dining companion and I reluctantly opted to eat inside. But while we missed out on the ambience of Elmhurst’s thriving open-air experience, we were more than compensated by the exquisitely designed decor indoors. Everything about the restaurant says, “casual, but elegant,” from the tasteful logo on one wall, to the display of wines as you first enter, to the abundant dark wood trim and dramatic ceiling-hung light fixtures. It’s an environment where you easily could have a business meeting, take your visiting family, or just grab lunch one day when you’re in the mood for something far better than a homemade sandwich. We started out with the shrimp and artichoke saute from the small plates menu. The artichoke hearts and gigantic Gulf shrimp were sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine and lemon, which made for an incredibly flavorful beginning. Choosing an entree was tough with all the appealing options. I went for the chicken dijonnaise, and my companion selected the filet mignon. There also are plenty of salads, pastas and seafood options that will have to wait for another day. My chicken was topped with a generous helping of prosciutto and Gruyere cheese, then smothered with a “whole grain mustard shiitake mushroom cream sauce.” The meat was perfectly tender and juicy, and the cavalcade of savory
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generous helpings of each. Café Amano also has an extensive wine list, easily more than 70 varieties, and most available by the glass or bottle. And with its terrific location downtown, it’s a great option if you also plan to do some window shop-
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Soapstone Carving, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. Lapidary Lorel Abrell teaches participants how to successfully carve soapstone. Simple tools and techniques are used in carving
INVITATION TO ‘MURDER IN THE MANSION’ WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 WHERE: Robert R. McCormick Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton COST & INFO: In a dream-come-true for fans of period whodunits on lavish estates, Cantigny plays host to an interactive murder-mystery set in the Prohibition era. Amateur sleuths will be treated to cocktails, dinner and dessert in the McCormick mansion, while they work to discover clues at the crime scene and interrogate fellow participants. The theater portion is orchestrated by Get Away With Murder, the returning Ohio troupe of mystery-comedy improv actors. Dinner guests are encouraged to dress the part or wear costume pieces supplied by the museum. Tickets to “Murder in the Mansion” cost $95 each, with early reservations recommended at Cantigny.org. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 630-260-8162.
this soft and inexpensive material. Learn the basics from blocking out a design to final polish. Take home a carving of your own creation. All materials are included. For ages 9 years to Adult. Cost is $15.00 per person. Taste of Egypt Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 15W455 79th Street, Burr Ridge. Featuring delicious Egyptian food, camel rides, a petting zoo, jewelry, personalized hieroglyphics and kids activities. For information, call 708-325-8633 or visit www. tasteofegyptfestival.com. Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Parking Lot, Crescent Blvd. and Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn. The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off welcomes BBQ chefs who want to put their grilling skills to the test. Enjoy a full menu of BBQ favorites, as well as delicious desserts. The event also features a full day of live blues music. Intergenerational Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream. Kids, parents and grandparents are invited to enjoy a free day of intergenerational fun, entertainment and food on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Windsor Park in Carol Stream. Highlights will include two mobile exhibits provided by the DuPage Children’s Museum, The Rockin’ Fenderskirts, face painting and a balloon. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fall Fest at First United Methodist Church, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church of
Lombard, 155 South Main Street, Lombard. Kids of all ages will enjoy building a scarecrow, face painting, removable tattoos, tin punch art designs, sidewalk chalk art, and other crafts on the front lawn. On the plaza, join in for story telling, a sing-a-long appropriate for every age, and hang out with the New Dimensions band. The grill will be blazing to cook up hamburgers or hotdogs, served up with corn on the cob, chips and a beverage, all for a small cost. Home baked goodies will also be available for purchase. Depot Days, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lisle Station Museum, 921 School Street, Lisle. Experience the roots and early history of Lisle. Depot Days features food, entertainment, family fun and more. Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, grind corn, sample some old-fashioned homemade apple pie and see for yourself what life was like almost 100 years ago. For information, call 630-968-0499 or visit www.lisleparkdistrict.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16 Hinsdale Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Hinsdale Farmers Market, 30 E Chicago Ave, Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-3952 or visit www.hinsdalechamber.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 Glacier & Canadian Rockies Trip Presentation, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 West Wood Avenue, Bensenville.
The Bensenville Park District is offering a vacation package to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies in July 2014. Come to this presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to learn the details of this fun trip. Cookies and beverages will be served. Reserve a seat in advance by calling Sue at 630-766-7015 ex. 2002. Lemont Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Talcott Square, Stephen Street & Talcott Street, Lemont. Through Oct. 29. For information, visit www.lemont.il.us.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 Lemont Artists Guild, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., Lemont. The Lemont Artists Guild will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Lemont Public Library. Robert Pennor will demonstrate drawing with charcoal. Robert is a member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society, teaches at DuPage Art League and is represented by the Brigantine Art Gallery in Downers Grove. He has won numerous awards. Bring a charcoal paper pad, drawing board, kneaded eraser, charcoal pencils in medium, soft and hard weights. From 7 to 9 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 Bolingbrook Farmers Market, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, The Promenade Bolingbrook, West of 355 on E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. For information, call 630-235-1376.
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Bartlett Farmers’ Market, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Village Hall Parking Lot, 228 S. Main Street, Bartlett. For information, call 630-540-5916 or visit www.village.bartlett.il.us/ fmarket.html. Elmhurst American Legion Fish Fry, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. Open to the public; everyone is welcome whether you were in the military or not. Also includes chicken and burgers. Live entertainment, including karaoke on the second Friday of the month. For information, call 630-530-0231. Vintage Rides Antique Car & Custom Motorcycle Show, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Downtown Wheaton, Front Street, Wheaton. For information, visit downtownwheaton.com. “Playing for Miracles”, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet presents “Playing for Miracles”, a dueling pianos extravaganza. The casual event features open bar, gourmet dining stations, incredible silent and live auctions, and the antics and showmanship of the dueling piano players from Chicago’s famous Howl at the Moon. Folk Art Sculpture: Windmill Weights at the DuPage County Historical Museum, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton. Learn about the unique variety and history of windmill weights. Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine. The evening features a discussion on the history of windmill weights as folk art by noted historian and author T. Lindsay Baker. Tickets are $20 per person; for ages 21 and over only. “Feel the Power of the Dork Side”, 7 p.m. Friday, Rice Campus of IIT, 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton. One-man show written and performed by Dr. Pete Ludovice. A hilarious and educational look at science & engineering and their practitioners that will convince you that nerds can by funny, and not just funny looking. “Moonlight & Magnolias,” 8 p.m. Friday, Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth Street, Naperville. For the movie lover in us all, Moonlight and Magnolias gives us a true-to-life, laughter-filled behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Gone With The Wind made its way to the silver screen.
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Downers Grove North quarterback David Edwards surveys Hinsdale South’s defense during the Trojans’ 28-0 win Friday in Downers Grove.
Trojan ‘D’ to be tested vs. state champs By JASON ROSSI aifjj`7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd DOWNERS GROVE – Two games played, two shutouts for Downers Grove North’s football team. After a 45-0 win over Lockport in the season opener, the Trojans followed with a 28-0 win over Hinsdale South in a West Suburban Conference crossover game Friday at Carstens Field. North (2-0) blocked two punts (one each by Vontae Diggs and Gareth Jones) and had five tackles for loss in a game that turned into a blowout courtesy of two fourth-quarter touchdowns – a David Edwards pass to Vontae Diggs and a Charles Creamer run.
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“They’re flying around right now,” North coach John Wander said the of the defense. “They’re hitting and if we continue to do that we’ll be in our games. We’ll be in every football game if we can continue to do that.”
Though they’ve won in decisive fashion twice to start the season, the Trojans will find out just where they stand when they welcome defending Class 7A state champion Glenbard West for a West Suburban Silver
conference clash Friday night. The Hilltoppers also are defending WSS champs. The game could go a long way to determining the WSS race as North and West are considered contenders. More strong defensive play will be necessary for the Trojans, and they’ll need the offense to replicate its fourth-quarter performance from Friday. “Offense didn’t finish in the red zone first half,” Wander said. “Then we get the ball the second half and turn it over and we said, ‘OK, we’ve had enough of this,’ and our kids responded.” The Hilltoppers responded to a Week 1 loss by throttling Morton 68-7 in their WSC crossover game Satur-
day, but the Trojans aren’t lacking for confidence as they get set to face one of the state’s premier programs. “We can be very good. In my opinion we’re the best team out there,” Creamer said. “We’re going to face Glenbard West and we’re going to see. That’s all I’m thinking about right now.” It’s only Week 3 of the regular season, but Friday night’s clash should have a playoff-like atmosphere more akin to a mid-November game. The keys to North’s success are simple. “Play sound football, don’t turn the ball over and I think it’ll be one heck of a game Friday night,” Wander said.
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Bears can’t let Adrian Peterson beat them Hub Arkush CHICAGO – With all of the buildup to the opener against the Bengals and the way the Bears struggled before finally prevailing over a quality opponent, it will be difficult to take the Vikings as seriously. Some will be tempted to put this one in the win column before taking a hard look at the task at hand. That would be a huge mistake. While the Vikings do appear to be a better matchup for the Bears, the fact is they have an awful lot in common with the Bengals. Have we forgotten already that Minnesota had an identical 10-6 record to Cincinnati last year and, like the Bengals, were first round playoff losers? Even more to the point, should we ignore the fact that it was the Vikings who knocked the Bears out of a play-
off spot last season with a superior record in the NFC North and a fairly sound 21-14 thumping in week 14? Take the Vikings lightly at your own peril. If the Bears do, they’ll be 1-1 after two weeks of the season. The good news is that if the Bears do stay focused and prepare properly for Minnesota, this is a game they should win. The biggest difference in the Vikings and the Bengals is Andy Dalton is a quarterback who can beat you while Minnesota’s Christian Ponder is more likely to beat the Vikings. After an allegedly strong preseason, Ponder struggled in the Vikings opener in Detroit, going 18-28 for 236 yards and one 1 TD, but throwing three picks. The Vikings can’t win if Ponder is that generous with the Bears. But the Vikes absolutely can knock off the Bears and anybody else if the NFL’s reigning MVP, Adrian Peterson, takes over the game. In two outings vs. the Bears last year, Peterson totaled 49 carries for 262 yards and two TDs, going over 100 yards on
the ground in both games and adding eight receptions for 46 yards. On A.P.’s first carry of 2013, he went 78 yards for a touchdown. But the Lions actually held him to 17 yards on 15 carries the rest of the way, although he did rush for another score and catch four passes for 18 yards and a third TD. Minnesota’s top three receivers – Greg Jennings, Kyle Rudolph and 1st round draft choice Cordarrelle Patterson – were held to 6 catches for 70 yards between them last week. Jerome Simpson did have seven catches for 140 yards. On defense, the Vikings had a horrible opener in Detroit, allowing 469 yards to the Lions including 352 through the air. While Jarred Allen did notch his first sack of the season, it was the only time Matt Stafford was pressured ail day. We should also note that the Vikings defense allowed four of its last five 2012 foes to go over 400 yards. The Vikings will have to be a completely different team this week
to push the Bears at home. They can be if Kevin Williams gets healthy and Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Sharrif Floyd decide to help Allen push the pocket. The Vikings secondary is iffy, but Chad Greenway is a Pro Bowler at outside linebacker and Eric Henderson is capable in the middle. At the end of the day, though, this one will come down to A.D., as in “All Day” Adrian Peterson. The Bears did a nice job holding the Bengals to 21 carries for 63 yards on the ground, but this won’t be Benjarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard. The Bears have handled A.P. better than most, facing him twice in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012 and once in 2010 and 2011. Peterson is 217-1,085, 5.0 yards per carry and 13 TDs career vs. the Bears. He’s been held under 100 yards rushing in five of his 10 games but has scored in all but two. The NFL is certainly all about “on any given Sunday.” But if the Bears don’t let Peterson beat them, it’s unlikely the Vikings will.
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MATCHUPS TO EXPLOIT Vikings at Bears, noon Sunday
The Bears’ offense started slowly against the Bengals, but picked up steam as the game progressed. The Vikings’ defense allowed 469 yards to the Lions. The Bears
might not be able to match Detroit’s offensive weapons, but they should have success Sunday. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are obvious plays, and Martellus Bennett has a chance to be a top-five tight end this week. The Bears’ defense is another obvious play; if the Vikes fall behind, Christian Ponder is probably good for a couple of turnovers, at least. If you need a spot starter this week, consider Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery.
Rams at Falcons, noon Sunday
If Arizona can rack up 390 yards of offense on the Rams, it would seem likely that the Falcons – still sore from a tough loss in New Orleans – will enjoy offensive success. Julio Jones is an obvious start, and Matt Ryan is a topfive QB this week. Look for Steven Jackson to bounce back against his old team.
Lions at Cardinals, 3:05 Sunday
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thew Stafford are solid starts in a game that should feature a lot of points and little defense. Reggie Bush appears to be a must-start every week, as are Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. Rashard Mendenhall might be worth a start if you are thin at running back.
MATCHUP TO AVOID 49ers at Seahawks, 7:30 Sunday
As crazy as this might sound, you might want to consider back-up options for Colin Kaepernick this week. The 49ers struggled mightily in Seattle last season. Kaepernick finished with 244 yards passing, one TD and one interception. In two games against the Seahawks last year, the 49ers managed a combined 26 points. The Seahawks’ defense may actually be better than it was a year ago. Also consider other options for Frank Gore. It would be hard to sit Vernon Davis or Anquan Boldin, but expect drop-offs.
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In my preseason column, you were warned about conventional wisdom in fantasy football. I suggested that since every fantasy football “expert” was imploring you to take running backs early and often, you might want to consider an alternate strategy. Some of you took issue with the opinion. In fact, one reader called the logic “deeply flawed.” It is way too early to say “I told you so” … but I’m saying it anyway. The events of the first week are making me look like a genius. If you followed the advice of ESPN.com expert Chris Harris, who said on the Waddle & Silvy radio show that you should take “five or six” running backs in the first 10 rounds … well, your season is probably already over. Let’s review Harris’ top 10
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By JASON ROSSI aifjj`7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd HILLSIDE – Maybe more frustrating than starting the year 0-2 is the way Downers Grove South’s football team has gotten to that point. “We’ve shown flashes of being a pretty good team, and then there are times we’ve shown our weaknesses and it’s cost us,” coach Mark Molinari said. “I think right now we’re still trying to find ourselves.” On Friday night, South found itself on the short end of a 19-12 contest against host Proviso West. After being shut out in a Week 1 loss to Benet, the Mustangs jumped out to a 6-0 lead on an Alec Arvanitakis run. When the Pirates leveled the score at 6-6, South responded with Le’Devin Smith’s 3-yard scoring scamper in the second quarter for a 12-6 halftime lead. But the Mustangs couldn’t maintain that firsthalf momentum and were outscored 13-0 in the second half. “We had a hard time running the ball at times and we had a hard time stopping the run,” Molinari said. “We were very inconsistent.” The Mustangs also struggled in the kicking game, missing both extra-point attempts and kicking the ball out of bounds three times on kickoffs.
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Downers Grove South’s Javon Turner looks for running room against Proviso West on Friday in Hillside. Molinari said the key to turning things around starts with taking care of the little things. He’s already seen some of that happening.
“I do think we were better offensively [Friday] and we did get on track there a little bit,” the coach said. “The defense has been really successful stopping the
pass against two pretty good passing teams, so we’re extremely happy about that. We just need to be more consistent running the ball and stopping the run.” Despite the slow start to the season, the Mustangs’ primary goal is still to win the West Suburban Gold conference title. “Our goal is still to win conference, and that’s still possible,” Molinari said. “We’ve played two playoff teams from last year and we’ve competed with both of them into the fourth quarter. We’re not in bad shape. We can still be a dangerous football team. We just want to be 1-0 [in the WSG] at the end of the week.”
Sentinels look to put losses behind them By JASON ROSSI aifjj`7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd PLANO – Coach Otto Zeman’s comments were brief after his Westmont football team fell to Plano, 72-14, Friday night. “We didn’t play very well at all,” Zeman said. The lopsided result against the Reapers dropped
the Sentinels to 0-2 on the season after they fell to Herscher 51-12 in the opener. Although the scoreboard didn’t indicate it, Westmont made some incremental steps forward. “We started moving the ball better offensively, but then we had some bad snaps that hurt us,” Zeman said. “That took us out of any
rhythm we might have had.” Zeman lauded the efforts of two-way sophomore lineman Anthony Griffiths and quarterback Tim Doll against Plano. “Anthony Griffiths played the whole game and just played hard on every play,” Zeman said. “Tim Doll improved. He got better, and he can still get better.”
Things won’t get any easier in Week 3 as Westmont takes on perennial Interstate Eight Small-contender Wilmington on the road. The Sentinels can’t dwell on last week’s loss. “We had a really bad night,” Zeman said of the Plano game. “We all have to move ahead and get better as a team.”
DOWNERS GROVE – The Trojans start the 2013 season with a new look to the roster. Eleven seniors and nine starters that formed the backbone of last year’s team have moved on, leaving the team to a small but solid group of returning varsity players. So far the results have been mixed: ties against solid Buffalo Grove and St. Francis, but
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Saturday at the Lake Park Hiller Invite tournament. Although the Trojans scuffled to an 0-3-2 record, there have been encouraging signs. In the tie against St. Francis, Jake Stevenson and Tony Zea scored, with Stevenson also notching an assist. Stevenson also scored against Buffalo Grove, and keepers Raymond Greco and Alex Wall played well in that contest. The Trojans will be tested
throughout the season. They will participate in the Pepsi Showdown tournament, which is one of the premier events in the state. They will face state title contenders Hinsdale Central (4:30 p.m. Monday at Downers Grove North) and Lyons Township (Oct. 1 at LT) in West Suburban Silver conference play, and in non-conference games they will face off against Morton and crosstown-rival Downers Grove South (Oct. 3 at South).
Mustangs hope to mine for Gold By JASON ROSSI firstname.lastname@example.org DOWNERS GROVE – More often than not, a team in any sport will develop as the season progresses. Downers Grove South’s soccer team seems to have skipped the development part and gone straight into playing well. The Mustangs jumped out to a 3-1-1 start and did so against some elite competition. Their loss came to a powerful Fremd team, the tie was against a Hinsdale Central squad that could be a state title contender, and they have defeated Glenbard East, Oswego East and Lincoln-Way East. A Jordan Pawlicki goal on a Mike Flores feed with just over a minute to play helped South down Oswego East, 2-1, in the teams’ final game at the Hinsdale Invite. “This year’s team has shown a lot character early in the season by finding ways to score late goals when they were needed most,” coach Jon Stapleton said. “It’s a very tight group who seem to be playing for each other.” The Mustangs already have been tested this season, and they will continue to be. They head to Indianapolis
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this weekend for the Midwest Classic tournament, and later in the season they will play conference-foe Hinsdale South, West Suburban Gold-heavyweight Morton, crosstown-rival Downers Grove North and a solid Naperville North team over a five-game span from Sept. 24 to Oct. 5. “We always approach the season as a process to become the best possible team we can be in the postseason,” Stapleton said. “Our schedule is set up to really challenge and pre-
Downers Grove South’s Jack Freko cuts outside against a Lincoln-Way East defender Thursday during the Hinsdale Invite at Hinsdale Central. pare our team for the rigors of state tournament time.” As far as team goals, there are really two the Mustangs have discussed.
“Our goals each year have always been pretty similar – we want to challenge for the WSG title and make a deep post season run,” Stapleton said.
“The conference is once again very strong. If you don’t come prepared to play, it’s difficult to win in this conference.”
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Are You Starting to See Excessive Dog Hair in Your Home? It’s beginning … the annual shedding of the winter coat of your beloved dog. The winter coat that your pet put on for the winter is beginning to release and allow for the summer coat to come in. This can be a minor inconvenience for some, or a downright blizzard of blowing dog hair for some dog owners – depending on the type of breed and coat. We have an awesome solution for you!!!!! We will give your dog a full spring cleaning treatment using the Furminator De-Shedding system.
This system is specially designed to dramatically reduce the amount of hair you will have in your home. This de-shedding system is a multistep process that uses special de-shedding tools, shampoo, conditioner and drying. This service normally costs anywhere from $20 to $40 extra on top of a regular grooming. But for this ad only, we are offering this service with a regular grooming for FREE. Just to show you the math, a regular grooming runs about $43, and with the de-shedding system, add another $20. This is a total cost of $63 in value. You get it for FREE. What are the catches? Only one… We are offering this to new customers to Belle Aire Grooming. If you have not had the chance to try our services, we would like the
opportunity to win you over with this fantastic offer. If you are new to us, give us a call at
630-969-3145 to book your appointment.
We have given away over 65 free groomings in the last three months and people are just loving what we’re doing for them. The first grooming is on us, so give us a call today because we really do book up fast because we only have a couple of spots open a day. Finally, hopefully, we have seen the end of old man winter and we can start enjoying a new spring. I wish you and your pet all the best this new spring time. Warmest regards, John O’ Driscoll Owner Belle Aire Kennels & Grooming.
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Special Kids Day
is a non-for-profit organization providing celebratory events for children with disabilities and their families in environments designed to accommodate their special needs.
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9am-11am & 1pm-4pm 8601 W. 53rdSt McCook, IL 60525 McCook location is looking for; Operations Supervisor, Weights & Inspection Coordinator, Mechanics, Drivers & Part Time Dock workers
Residential Rough Framing. Experienced Necessary. Downers Grove location. 630-960-0894
Bolingbrook, IL. Cycle counter w/ forklift cert. needed to maintain inventory accuracy, run negative reports and address issues, complete daily log sheets, cycle count/bin content confirmation, use R/F scan gun. Must have 12 yrs exp. Applicants must be positive/reliable and pass preemp screen. Must be available for weekends/overtime. Email resumes with position applied for to: email@example.com
Wheeling location is looking for; Mechanics, Drivers & Part Time Dockworkers Drivers must have a Class A, 1yr or 50k miles experience, hazmat & tanker, be at least 21years of age. Local drivers must have Chicagoland experience. MUST apply online at: www.hollandregional.com/ careers You can apply on line or come to the terminal to do so on the specific dates noted above. EOE
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Consistent Weekly Miles Great Pay of $3500+ per week Out for 14-21 days, then stay home for 5-7 days! Dedicated Customer with dedicated routes and No Touch!
Visiting Angels of Brookfield is looking for experienced and reliable caregivers. Must have car. Come & go/Live In Call 708-387-0300
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DENTAL: Grove Dental in Lombard is looking for friendly, outAbri Credit Union needs a PT going team members with a teller at their ANL branch near strong work ethic for the following Lemont and at their Woodridge positions: FT Treatment Coordi- CAREGIVER WANTED - Western Suburbs. Need hours to be branch. Must have good cash nator (experience preferred), and flexible. Call: 708-246-6685 handling/10 key exp, customer PT Receptionist with clerical & or 708-712-6061 service/sales skills. Apply online switchboard experience. at www.iownacu.com EOE Please email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating position in comments ALWAYS INVESTIGATE BEFORE line or fax to the attention of INVESTING ANY MONEY the Office Manager at: Contact the 630-627-4690
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ESTATE SALE 8am-6pm 9/14, 9/15, 9/21, 9/22 DARIEN GARAGE SALE
SAT, ONE DAY ONLY SEPT 14, 9AM - 3PM 18W371 Claremont Dr.
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ALL MUST GO!
Westmont: Barber Shop for Rent Darien. Fri-Sat. 9/13-14 9am-3pm downtown, prime location. 826 69th St. 2 chairs, good credit. $800/mo., ANNUAL FAMOUS SALE!!! 630-415-6361 or 630-986-1195 Don't Miss! Visit us online FAX your AD to us! www.MySuburbanLife.com 815-477-8898
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Children's Fall & Winter Clothing & Toy Resale
SAT, SEPT 14 8AM - NOON Timothy Christian School 188 Butterfield (at Prospect)
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WESTMONT LIBERTY PARK GARAGE/YARD SALE
NW Subdivision Off Cass & Ogden Ave. Fri 9/13 & Sat 9/14 8:30 â€“ 4:30pm. Too much to list - don't miss! All of the neighbors are getting together & cleaning out before winter. Come & find treasures!
5 PC Living Room Set $499 New Bedroom Set - $249 New Leather Sofa - $399 5 PC Dining Set $299 630-717-8545 CAN DELIVER
310 E. Des Moines St.
Blond leather swivel chair & ottoman, never used, purchased 2012, $300/all 630-964-2007
Furniture, Toys, Household Items TOO MUCH TO LIST!
Extension Ladder. Aluminum. Up to 2 story. $99 OBO. 630-639-8784
Dressers & Mirror. Lane. Cream lacquer. $150/each 630-971-2518 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Cherry Wood. 68W x 59H x 25D. Holds up to 40" tv. Excellent Condition. $400.00 Call 708-860-8302 TWIN SLEIGH BED: Ragazzi, light oak wood, beautiful bed, orig. paid $900 asking $200/OBO ALSO 2 extra headboards $100/both 630-734-0841
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
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WANTED BRITISH EURO
Antique cars, 30's thru 60's. Any condition. Call Bob: 708-409-1021
WORTH 1+2 BR. $790 - $895 Trucks, Vans and RV's Downers Grove 1 Bedroom ( $500-$5000 708-516-8888 Garage, balcony, hardwood floors, beautiful setting carpet, C/A Free wak to metra, $750/mo heat incl. Heat, Balcony Ceiling Fan, Blinds Sound Proof Building near Train. No dogs. 630-212-4965 No Pets. 708-448-1781 DOWNERS GROVE, Spacious 2 Br, 1.5 Ba in quiet 2 story bldg in residential neighborhood close to train. Fully equipped. and recently updated Kitch. & Bath, Amenities incl. Downers Grove 2BR, Updated Balcony, storage locker, W/D, Se- Kitch & Bthrms, Fin Bsmnt, Central AC, Dshwshr, W/D, Garage, Walk cured entrance & Priv. Prkg. $1100/mo + sec. dep. Avail. Oct. to Metra & downtown. Lawn care st 1 . 630-414-7316 view listing at: incl. $1400/mo. 312-504-0389 http://www.rentdigs.com/503210 DOWNERS GROVE â€“ 3BR, 1BA, 2 car, bsmnt, great location, availWESTMONT 1 BEDROOM able October, $1400 + dep. Heat, gas, water, included, CLARENDON HILLS Laundry in building. 630-466-7098 Great location. Downtown 847-878-3744 or 630-484-0172 Village area; Walking distance to train. Studio, 1 & 2 & 3 Bedroom availabilities. Elevator building, Heat and WaLisle. Downtown. 1700 SF Retail. ter included in rent. On site 1 BR's from $700 Main St. Centrally located. Near tenant laundry & parking. No Ogden Ave. $1850/mo. No CAM 2 BR's starting Smoking & No Pets Allowed. charges. 630-674-8665 from $800
CLARENDON HILLS SUMMER SPECIALS
ALL SUBURBAN CASH FOR CARS Running or not. Will beat any price. 1- 3 hour pick up time. Licensed & insured. 708-277-7876
Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms Newly remodeled
Large closets, patio/deck FREE heat, cooking gas, water & storage. Quiet, secure buildings. Laundry in building. Garages avail Minutes to train & Rte 83.
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Downers Grove 1300 Sq Ft
Brick Ranch Office Bldg. Parking for 4 cars, $1800/mo. Call for info or appt. 630-852-4908
New decor, carpet, fireplace upgrade incl, eat-in kitchen. Walk to train, $775 & $885/mo. 630-654-1402 WESTMONT: 2BR, LR, DR, kitchen, 1BA. Gas & water free. $900/mo. 630-271-0102 or 630-615-1942 Classified ads work! Call us at 866-817-F-A-S-T
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