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By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com SHOREWOOD – The Shorewood-Troy Library District board has pulled the plug on a contractor working one of its largest construction projects, further delaying the project’s completion. Library Board members voted Thursday to terminate a contract with Evanston-based Continental Construction Inc. to reconstruct a new window-wall after the company ceased communication with library officials and architect firm Tria Architecture, Director Jennie Mills said. “We thought things were moving smoothly in December, but we have lost all contact with them,” Mills said. “They aren’t responding to communications through email, phone calls and the architect hasn’t been able

to reach them either.” Mills said officials last heard from Continental on Dec. 18, and the company last worked on the wall Dec. 29. “As of Jan. 1, they stopped reaching out to us,” she said. A message left Friday by The Herald-News with a Continental employee seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned. Mills said about $13,000 has been paid to Continental for work done so far, but most of that money was paid to subcontractors. The only steps left for the project are drywall construction, painting, decorative details and the window glass installation. “We’re consulting with Tria Architecture and our attorney to clean up legal issues this left behind,” Mills said, adding that staff is figuring out how to pay the remaining subcontractors

“We thought things were moving smoothly in December, but we have lost all contact with them.” Jennie Mills Shorewood-Troy Library director who have completed work. Mills said a building committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 20 to determine next steps, which likely will include making a decision on a new contractor. The termination comes after Continental delayed the project several times, Mills said. The $80,000 project was supposed to replace the two-story window-wall on the library’s north side. Architects said the

Munger prepares for swearing in as comptroller By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Illinois’ incoming state comptroller, Joliet native Leslie Munger, has chosen Will County Judge Thomas Carney – a longtime friend – to deliver her oath of office in Springfield on Monday. “I grew up with him. We grew up in the same neighborhood. We played growing up together. Our families knew each other,” Munger told The Herald-News during a phone interview Thursday. “I said I was

going to choose somebody who goes back to really who I am, and my roots.” Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner Leslie picked MungMunger er last week to serve as the state’s next comptroller, filling the vacancy created when Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, died last month shortly after winning a second term as comptroller. Munger, 58, was born in

Joliet and graduated from Joliet West High School in 1974, where she was recognized as Miss Alpha Omega for her involvement in student activities. On Thursday – days before her swearing-in ceremony – lawmakers approved legislation that requires a special election in 2016 to replace Topinka. Munger, who lost in November to Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente for a seat in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, said she plans to run for comptroller in 2016.

LOCAL BRIEF Judge warns witnesses to return to court

JOLIET – Two suspects in a drive-by shooting had their first court appearance Friday. But Judge Daniel Rozak spent more time talking to two teens who prosecutors say are “material witnesses” to the slaying of Terion D. Steward on Dec. 14. The 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were ordered to appear in court and were

released once Rozak told them they are expected to return at future hearings for Davia A. Mayes, 21, and Demond Fuqua, 16. “This is not a threat, but you need to be aware if a witness does not follow a court order ... the most effective remedy is to have them sit in the county jail. Sometimes that’s a couple hours, [but] this is a murder case and could go on for years,” Rozak said.

Steward, 21, and his 15-year-old brother were walking near Joliet and McDonough streets when they were ambushed by the occupants of a silver Mercedes. Police have said the confrontation was “gang-related.” Mayes owns the vehicle linked to the slaying and was arrested a few days later after witnesses identified him as the driver, according to Joliet police.

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wall was in dire need of repair and was in danger of breaking apart if hazardous weather occurred. Continental was hired to do the work and construction began shortly after demolition of the wall in mid-August. The initial date of completion for the $80,000 project was Oct. 24, but library officials said Continental delayed the project several times. “Work with the contractor has been extremely frustrating,” Board President Phillip Besler said in a news release, explaining the board had no choice but to terminate the contract. “We apologize to the Shorewood community for the length of this project. We were hoping to minimize costs to the taxpayers by continuing to work with this contractor, despite their issues,” Besler said.

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CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected to start keeping them. It won’t be easy. Critics said some of the Republican’s pledges – such as increasing money for schools while cutting taxes – defy mathematical logic. Here’s a checklist of some of Rauner’s biggest promises, and the outlook for them:

By SARA BURNETT The Associated Press

lleonecross@shawmedia.com With a Democrat-controlled Legislature in Springfield and a Republican governor taking over on Monday, local lawmakers hope for anyImportant thing but a dates four-year standoff. • Feb. 4 – State of Still, s e v e r a l the State address wait to see • Feb. 18 – Budget how many address campaign promises Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can keep – such as increased spending for education paired with lowered taxes. “I’m looking forward, and I say this sincerely, to see how he is going to do this. If he’s moving in the right direction to help our state, I’m more than willing to support his budget,” Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Plainfield, said. “But he’s been very vague. We haven’t seen anything.” Last month, Rauner said he discovered the state’s budget is “worse” than previously publicized the more he delves into the details. He argued Democrats covered up what he called “broken and dishonest” money management when they passed a budget last year that relied on borrowing and high spending. Bertino-Tarrant said Thursday she thinks Democrats “made it very clear” in passing the budget last year that the income tax needed to be maintained at the current rate to continue paying down bills and pension obligations. But there was not enough support – from either side of the aisle – to prevent it from sunsetting.

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Then-gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner spoke June 27 to the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is set to be sworn into office Monday.


Local lawmakers’ conversations with Rauner over Illiana Expressway ‘haven’t offered any insights’ Local lawmakers hope to push forward bills that failed to get off the ground last year in Springfield. For Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, and Rep. Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, that includes making sure there’s money in the budget next year for the Illinois Department of Corrections to move forward with its plans to reopen the Illinois Youth Center as a facility for inmates with mental illness. The state agency faces legal pressure to reopen the facility, and others statewide, to better serve the prison’s mentally ill population, Walsh said. Other priorities for Will County include moving the Illiana Expressway project forward, Walsh Jr. said. He said recent conversations with Rauner “haven’t offered any insight” into his thoughts on the project. “It’s going to be a wait-and-see on how the governor wants to move forward. We don’t want to see it stall. We don’t want this to end up in limbo like the [South Suburban] airport,” Walsh said.

Newly sworn-in Rep. Margo McDermed, a former Will County Board member, said she anticipates fighting against the planned expressway unless there are protections in place that prevent taxpayers from having to cover any toll shortfalls. McGuire said he hopes to resurface a tax credit bill that failed to get off the ground last year. The legislation would spur redevelopment of state-owned surplus properties, such as the Old Collins Street prison in Joliet, which closed in 2002, he said. McGuire said he anticipates getting results back from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s phase II study, which tested soil just east of the Old Joliet Correction Center for contaminants. Walsh, however, said any tax credit legislation would be a “heavy lift” considering the state’s finances. Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Plainfield, said she wants to push forward legislation that establishes tax credit incentives for businesses that hire people coming off long-term unemployment.

Lower taxes

What he said: Rauner repeatedly railed against the income tax increase Democrats passed in 2011, saying it took money out of working families’ pockets and led businesses to flee the state. He said he would reduce the rates to their pre-2011 level within four years. Rauner has said he’d make up for the lost revenue in part by “growing the economy” and making state government more efficient, though economists have been skeptical. Outlook: By statute, the rates automatically fell on Jan. 1, so Rauner is already closer to his goal. But state revenues are billions short of what agencies said they need this year, and they’re already asking for more money.

‘Best schools in America’

What he said: Rauner and his wife have given millions to support charter schools, scholarships and merit pay for teachers and principals, and as governor

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$350,000 donation is going back By BOB OKON bokon@shawmedia.com JOLIET – How did it come to this? How did a $350,000 donation for a new Rialto Square Theatre marquee announced with fanfare in late November not only disappear, but leave the Rialto in a deep financial hole? Ed Czerkies’ decision Thursday to pull his donation came after the Rialto board tabled a resolution guaranteeing his parents’ names would stay on the marquee for the sign’s expected life of 25 years. “I should have terminated it before then,” Czerkies said the next day. “This went on and on and on.” Czerkies had grown tired of what had become a public debate. The Rialto board, which traditionally gets little public attention, had come under intense scrutiny. Citizens upset with the changes planned for the theater commonly called the “Jewel of Joliet” began taking a close look at how the Rialto does its business. The Rialto board, getting a first look at the new resolution at the meeting where it was asked to give approval, became wary of saying yes too quickly and tabled the matter. After that, Czerkies said, he saw no end to the debate and decided it was time to get out. “I made a big commitment,” Czerkies said. “For them to drag their feet on this, I think is wrong.” But delaying the decision was right, according to the “Rialto Belongs to the People” group put together through Facebook soon after the future marquee design was unveiled. “I was actually glad that they did table it,” said Michael Morgan, one of several administrators for the “Rialto Belongs to the People” Facebook page. “They finally seem like they are listening to the public.”

One thing that appears to have gone wrong with the marquee plan is that too many people who did not like the design saw it only after the sign was being built. The Rialto has spent about $118,000 of Czerkies’ money on the unfinished marquee. Now the theater will have to give $350,000 back to Czerkies. Rialto officials also will have to decide whether to go ahead with the marquee and how to pay for it. The modern marquee redesign hit a nerve. Many people objected to the “In Memory of Michael and Mary Czerkies” tribute added to the marquee. But the scrapping of the 1920s style of the current marquee galvanized people, Morgan said. “We just have a history of destroying things in Joliet,” he said. “I think that’s why people are so passionate. They’re tired of losing Joliet history, and they see the Rialto marquee as part of Joliet history.” By the time Czerkies’ donation was announced at a Nov. 24 gala opening of the Rialto’s annual Festival of Trees fundraiser, money was already being spent on the marquee. Czerkies’ donation was made in September. Joliet Councilman Jim McFarland said he was in Florida the night of the Rialto unveiling and saw the marquee design in emails sent by people at the event. They were not enthusiastic, he said. “There was opposition from people at the event held to honor it,” McFarland said. Just how much opposition was out there has never been clear. Czerkies said the Rialto board appeared rattled by opponents who showed up at the Thursday meeting, many of whom spoke before the decision to table the resolution. “Those people [on the board] were baffled by the

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ABOVE: A mock-up of the proposed renovation for the marquee of the Rialto. Ed Czerkies donated $350,000 to renovate the marquee of the theater, but has asked for his money back. BELOW: Czerkies speaks Nov. 24 after it was announced that he donated $350,000 to renovate the marquee of the Rialto. group of people at the meeting just hammering away at them and claiming mismanagement,” Czerkies said. Attempts on Friday to reach five of the six board members to discuss the decision were unsuccessful. Rialto board members typically defer to Chairman James Smith to talk to the media. Smith said Friday he knew Czerkies wanted the resolution approved Thursday and said he tried to convey that message to board members. Smith said he believes the Czerkies marquee design fell victim to a “small, very vocal minority. Many of them had honorable intentions. What we didn’t have were [people] publicly speaking for the marquee project.” Smith and Rialto General Manager Randy Green said they believed there was a “silent majority” pleased with the marquee proposal. “Ultimately, when the project was done and the marquee was up ... people would say that was a great thing you did for the Rialto,” Green

said. “I’m still confident that would have happened.” Morgan said he believes the opponents were more numerous than Smith and Green seem to think. The Rialto for the People Facebook group has 900 members, he said: “For each of us, there are probably a thousand people in the area who agree with us.” He had no way of showing those numbers. But, Morgan noted, there has been no proof that the anti-marquee people were a vocal minority. “I don’t see a vocal major-

ity coming forward,” he said. Czerkies noted while Mayor Tom Giarrante expressed approval for the marquee plan, he did not hear any support from members of the City Council. “It wasn’t just an investment in the Rialto. It was an investment in the Rialto and Joliet,” Czerkies said. “I don’t think they grasped that.” Smith, when asked if public expressions of support would have helped the cause, kept his answer simple: “Yes.”


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ex-con re-entry program at John Paul building By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com JOLIET – The Diocese of Joliet’s plan to house an ex-convict re-entry program in the John Paul II building on Center Street appears to have stalled – at least for now – amid neighborhood outcry. There’s been little movement since October when the Catholic Charities’ plan for such a program was first brought to light during a Joliet City Council meeting, Glenn Van Cura, executive director of Catholic Charities, said earlier this month. “Right now, we’re still investigating where we want to go with the project,” said Van Cura, who met Thursday with a committee formed to discuss the prospects for the re-entry program. While there’s “definitely still a need” in the community, he and other stakeholders are taking residents’ negative reaction into consideration. “We still believe there’s a need,” Van Cura said. “Certainly, educating the community is important, but also taking into consideration if the community doesn’t want it, we’re not going to force something.” The idea stirred controversy with Mayor Tom Giarrante, area neighborhood associations and City Council members who don’t want to see the proposed site at 430 S. Center St. – which houses priests – used for offenders convicted for sexual or violent crimes. But Van Cura said that was never part of the plan, noting sex offenders, arsonists and former convicts with mental

disabilities would not qualify for the program. Between 1,000 and 2,000 ex-offenders are released annually in Will County, said state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet. Of those, more than half will commit another crime and be readmitted within a three-year period. Joliet Councilwoman Bettye Gavin, who sits on a committee formed to discuss the re-entry program, said Friday the plan is to “educate people” about what the program can do. Will County has the second highest recidivism rate in Illinois, she said. “What people don’t realize is these people are already here in the community. With this, we can invest in these people and give them those wrap-around services and the tools and resources they need,” Gavin said. The goal is to help ex-convicts become self-sufficient and re-enter society as productive citizens, she said. Such a program would be a new venture for Catholic Charities. Funding still is an issue, she said. Candace Johnson, a member of the St. John’s Neighborhood Association and resident who lives two blocks south of the proposed site, said she and others will fight any plans to house an ex-convict program at that location. The John Paul II building is the last of three buildings occupied at the former diocese complex since offices were moved to Crest Hill earlier this year. Catholic Charities has not sought out any other sites for the re-entry program, Gavin and Van Cura said.

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that far. Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions (HELPS) group has started a pilot program for officers to carry naloxone in their squad cars. Naloxone – marketed as Narcan, Nalone and Narcanti – has been part of a standard paramedic bag for more than 20 years, but police will carry nasal sprays instead of syringes. Naloxone molecules essentially overwhelm and swallow up opiate molecules affecting a body’s cells. It immediately begins to counteract the effects of a heroin, vicodin or oxycotin overdose, which slows the body down enough to stop breathing. Naloxone frequently makes someone vomit, but also takes away the high. “When someone is resuscitated, they’re often combative,” Bolingbrook Police Lt. Mike Rompa said. Bolingbrook is the first police department in Will County where every officer is being trained to use naloxone. By the end of the month, every officer will carry the lifesaving drug along with their first aid kit and automated external defibrillator.

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LOCKPORT – A Lockport bridge needs emergency repairs to assist the Army Corps of Engineers in a $30 million project. The city of Lockport will have to pay an estimated $120,000 to make repairs to the Route 7 Frontage Road Bridge. A bridge inspection this year showed it was in worse condition than previously reported, said Amy Wagner, city engineering director. Wagner informed the Lockport City Council on Wednesday of the urgent need for bridge repairs. She asked for authorization to waive bidding requirements and move forward with getting contractor proposals. The bridge sits over the Des Plaines River, below a high-level bridge and between a concrete yard and a road leading to the Lockport Powerhouse, according to city records. Because of the most recent inspection results, the Illinois Department of Transportation completed a special feature inspection of the bridge, which required Lockport to reduce the bridge’s load rating to eight tons. Although the bridge is rarely used, the Army Corp of Engineers has a $30 million project scheduled this spring to repair

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SHOREWOOD – An election panel has scheduled a Jan. 22 hearing for an objection into Shorewood Trustee Jim McDonald’s petition for re-election. Anthony Luciano, who is running against McDonald and trustees Stevan Brockman and Barbara “Cookie” Kirkland for three positions on the board, filed an objection Dec. 31 to McDonald’s petition. The election panel, which met Friday to set the Jan. 22 date, consists of Shorewood Mayor Rick Chapman, Trustee Dan Anderson and Clerk Tracy Ragusa. Luciano’s objected to 55 of McDonald’s 147 signatures, alleging some signatures weren’t signed by the proper person represented, some signers weren’t registered voters and some didn’t live in the district.

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Wednesday • Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org. • Memory Clippers – 9 a.m. to noon, Manhattan Township Historical Society, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. Digitize and organization museum’s materials. ManhattanHistorical@yahoo.com • Master Your Job Search – 10 a.m., JJC City Center Campus, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Learn job search skills. Reserve at 727-4444 and press “0” or chellis@willcountyillinois.com.




Tuesday • Bingo – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. 815-485-8369 or vfwpost9545.org. • Career Cafe – 10:30 a.m., JJC City Center Campus, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Networking, tips, techniques, guest speakers. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org.

Friday • Fish Fry – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Top List karaoke with Cheryl 8:30 in bar. 815-485-8369 or vfwpost9545.org. • Fish Fry – 7:30 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or fried chicken breast. Carry-out orders: 815-723-3154. • Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org. • WSD’s computer lab – 2 p.m., JJC City Center Campus, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Walk-ins welcome. For information, visit www. jobs4people.org.



Monday • Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening – 6 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 West Eames St., Channahon. • Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org.

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State Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, said Rauner has “set a tone” of bipartisanship. “He really wants to work with all parties involved,” Anthony said. Anthony said Rauner hasn’t given him any indication on how he plans to move forward with the budget or the income tax. “I don’t want to speculate,” Anthony said. “He hasn’t given us a head nod as to which way he’s going to go. We’ll find out a lot when he gives his budget address. ... What I do know is we don’t have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem.” Others don’t necessarily see it that way. Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, said he’s concerned about the shape the state’s finances will be in next year. The income tax – which rolled back as scheduled on Jan. 1 – is expected to blow a $4 billion hole in next year’s budget. “At the end of the day, it’s going to be the governor and it’s his party that’s going to be writing the proposals,” Walsh said. “It’s no longer a one-party government in Illinois. [Republicans] liked blaming [Democrats] for everything. [Republicans] liked to vote no, but now anything that passes will have to be on a bipartisan basis.” Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, said he’s equally concerned, noting that his priorities next

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OBITUARIES SHIRLEY A. ARCHER Shirley A. Archer, nee Stocker, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2015, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet with family by her side. Shirley is survived by her son, Mark (Lisa) Reinholtz; six grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, Leanna, Natalie, Jonathan; a brother, Donald (Elizabeth) Stocker; a sister, Bette (Frank) Vrtis; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Peter Archer and John Reinholtz; a son, John Jeffrey Reinholtz; and her parents, Harry H. and Alma E. (nee Thelin) Stocker. She was a very loving mother and grandmother, who will be missed by all who’s lives she touched. Funeral services for Shirley will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Funeral Home, 3201 W Jefferson Street in Joliet. Interment in Elm Lawn cemetery in Elmhurst will be private. Visitation Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:00 p.m. until time of service.


Born: June 30, 1923; in Chicago, IL Died: Jan. 10, 2015; in Naperville, IL LaVerne Vrdsky Havlicek, age 91, of Wilmington, passed away Saturday morning January 10, 2015, at Tabor Hills Retirement Community in Naperville. Born June 30, 1923, in Chicago, LaVerne was a daughter of Zdenka Anton and Lillian Sevcik-Vrdsky. At the age of nine, LaVerne’s mother passed away and her father remarried Zdenka Hruska. Immediately, Zdenka became a very loving mother and blessed LaVerne with a brother Allan. On April 17, 1948 LaVerne married her childhood sweetheart and the boy next door: John W. Havlicek in Chicago. Together they had two children; a son Dennis and a daughter Lynn, who passed away shortly after birth.

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ROBERT L. IRWIN, SR. Born: Feb. 15, 1918 Died: Jan. 9, 2015

Our father, Bob Irwin, passed from this world on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, and into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Gruver, Iowa on February 15, 1918, to the late John Calvin (J.C.) and Gertrude (nee Green) Irwin. On November 20, 1941 he married his sweetheart, Edith Bertino. To Bob and Edith were born five beautiful children, Mary Lou (Bob) Gehrke of Pocatello, Idaho, Bobbi (Jim) Futterer of Loveland, CO, Margie (John) Mostyn of Lockport, Illinois, Skip (Sandi) Irwin of Essex, Illinois and Trudy (Bob) Wille of Steger, Illinois. To his children and their spouses were born his grandchildren, Marie (Tony) Getsug of Clarksville, Maryland, Julie Gehrke of Nampa, Idaho; Karen (Chuck) Dickerson of Pocatello, Idaho; Mollie (Jon) Stromberg of Chicago, Illinois; Jay (Andrea) Mostyn of Springfield, Missouri; Mandy Irwin of Irving, Texas; Dawn Irwin of Broadhead, WI; Nicole Irwin of Plainfield, Illinois; Katrina Kryzaniak of Tampa, FL and Candice Kryzaniak of Essex, Illinois; Dave (Windy) Douma of Belvidere, Tennessee; and Dan (Desirae) Douma of Homewood, Illinois. To his grandchildren were born his adorable great-grandchildren, Kane and Bodhi Getsug; Gabriel, Mariah and Lucas Dickerson; Charlotte, Jon and William Stromberg; Jack and Kylie Mostyn; Ashton and Bryce Douma; Emily Douma and Brenden and Zachary Smith. Bob always said that he wanted to be remembered for caring for his fellow man (and woman). Because of his caring nature, he was very active in and past President of the following organizations: the Civilian Welfare Club at Joliet Arsenal and NFFE Union, the Plainfield Athletic Club, the Old Timers Baseball Association, the Associated Clubs of Will County and the Rotary Club of Plainfield. He was recipient of the Richard Ira Jones Memorial Award (1992),

Rotary’s Cedric Pope Award (1999), Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver, Vigil Member Order of Arrow and the Old Timer’s Baseball Award (1979). Member of the Society of Quality Control, Non-Destructive Testing, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Mason (since 1943) and the Knights of Columbus. Bob, along with his wife, taught Red Cross First Aid for 27 years. They square danced for many years, once even appearing on the Pee Wee King television show! Bob played semi-pro baseball in the Joliet League 1939 with the Moran Athletic Club, Troy Merchants, Joliet Arsenal and the Will County Farm Bureau teams. He worked with BSA for 42 years, attending many award banquets. He helped start the Plainfield Athletic League (PAL) in 1952 and had a PAL baseball field named for him. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed horseshoe pitching, was a rock hound and became interested in Numismatist when he started sorting coins as therapy after eye surgery. He was known as “the candy man”, giving Werther’s candies to friends and family he met at various events and places and to the staff at OLA. This always brought a smile to the faces of the recipients and a sweetness to their palates!! For the last several years, Bob resided at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home (OLA). Among the many things he enjoyed at OLA was planting geraniums and moss roses each spring in the front planter. Those who visited him often got to see the beautiful flowers and have Bob show them the variety of colors that emerged as he planted seeds from the previous year’s flowers. Another enjoyment of Bob’s was playing cards with different friends at OLA. Watching Lawrence Welk, virtual bowling, playing bingo, singing and dancing to old time songs, attending daily mass and praying the rosary with friends were activities that made his life enjoyable, that filled his spirit. In addition to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, he is survived by one sister, Gen (Irwin) Spreitzer of Georgetown, TX; sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw, Marianne (Jim) Crater of Crest Hill; Gerri Bertino, and Raymond (Dolores) Bertino, all of Joliet; Lawrence (Ruth) Bertino of Laguna Hills, CA. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edith (2003); his parents; one brother, Bill Irwin; sisters-in-law, Janet Irwin, Betty Kren, Lee Bertino, Ann Bertino and Beverly Bertino; brothers-in-law, George Bertino, Robert Bertino, LaVern Kren, Thomas Bertino, Joseph Bertino and Russell Spreitzer. Funeral Services for Robert L. Irwin, Sr. will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Avenue, Joliet, where visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to any of the following: Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming, Joliet, IL 60435, Rotary International District 6450, Inc., 401 William St., PO Box 5290, River Forest, IL 60305-5290, or St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 129 South Division St., Plainfield, IL 60544. VISITATION FRIDAY, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet. For information: 815-741-5500 or visit his Book of Memories at www.fredcdames.com

DONALD A. JOHNSON Born: April 25, 1964 Died: Jan. 1, 2015

Donald Anthony Johnson, born April 25, 1964, to Marethella Johnson with twin brother, Ronald Johnson. Donald proceeds in death with sister, Sylivia Gross, and Malcolm. He leaves on earth with partner, Renail Luckey; and daughter, Tara Robinson; and 4 grandchildren; with numerous friends and family members. Also special friend Shamiki Alexander. Donald departed this earth on January 1, 2015, at 6:37 p.m. at St. Joes Medical Center. He will be missed and truly loved. There will be no services.

GERALD J. LINICH, SR. Gerald “Jerry” J. Linich, Sr., age 69, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Graduated from St. Dennis Grade School and Lockport Central High School, Class of 1963. A member of the Lockport High School “Music Man Marching Band”. Attended Joliet Jr. College. Joined the Army in 1965. Graduated from the Naval School of Music in Norfolk, VA. Served in Vietnam for one year, 1966 to 1967 with the 4th Infantry Division, first ones into Pleiku to set up base camp. In between patrols and fighting, he and other musicians went to other base camps to entertain the troops. He also set up a movie theater for those at his camp to help relax and take their minds off the war. Upon his return from Vietnam, he was stationed with the 1st U.S. Army 50th Army Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He attained the rank of SP5-E5. He was awarded the Good Conduct medal, National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal with two bronze service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal with one DEV 60. Music was always a great part of his life. A true musician who played and taught trombone, played piano, composed and did music arrangements. For over 20 years, he had a 5-piece combo called “The Unlimited Sound”. He and his father started up the “Bill Gerald Orchestra”. Jerry was the director, played trombone and did music arrangements. The orchestra had 15-18 members. He and his father did this for over 20 years. They played throughout the Chicago area. Employed with E.J. & E. Railroad in Joliet for over 16 years as the steel car shop supervisor; the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet for five years as the supervisor of maintenance during their renovation; Presence Villa Franciscan for over 14 years as activity specialist with the Alzheimer’s residents truly devoted to all of them. Survived by his wife of more than 47 years, Judy (nee Knutson); one son, Gerald Jr. (Karen) of Aurora, IL; one granddaughter, Elizabeth (Ellie), also of Aurora; one sister-in-law, Linda Linich of

Lockport, IL; one niece, Heather (Jonathan) Mayer of Villa Park, IL; nephews, Ryan Linich of Chicago and Daniel Linich of Los Lunas, NM; one great-niece, Megan Gonzalez of Los Lunas, NM; aunt Gloria Devea of Joliet; one brother, Dwayne Linich; and numerous cousins, friends and fraternal brothers of the K of C also survive. Jerry was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, Rev. Gordon Michels Council #12014, Joliet, IL. Preceded by his parents, William and Josephine Linich; brother, David Linich; in-laws, Frank and Bessie Knutson; brother-in-law, Thomas Knutson Sr.; niece, Lisa Gonzalez; and grandparents, aunts, uncle and cousins. Funeral Services for Gerald J. Linich, Sr. will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Presence Hospice, 799 S. McLean, Elgin, IL 60123 or to the family would be appreciated. Visitation Monday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For information: 815-741-5500 or visit his Book of Memories at www.fredcdames.com

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Born: Sept. 12, 1953; in Dayton, OH Died: Jan. 6, 2015; in Watseka, IL

Christian Burial will be celebrated at Delgado Funeral Chapel at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015, officiating, Fr. Jose Luis Torres, O. Carm. of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Joliet. Repast at Funeral Chapel following funeral mass services. Burial, Cuamio, Michoacan, Mexico. Funeral arrangements in care of Delgado Funeral Services. Online guest book at: www. DelgadoFunerals.com

LUIS MASCOTE PARAMO Born: Oct. 9, 1921; in Cuamio, Michoacan, Mexico Died: Jan. 5, 2015; in Joliet, IL

Luis Mascote Paramo, age 93, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. Born October 9, 1921 in Cuamio, Michoacan, Mexico and was a lifelong resident of Joliet. Luis is preceded in death by his wife, Herlinda Ortiz Chavez; and one son, Pablo Mascote. He survived by his nine children, Victoria (Vicente) Paramo, Ventura (Gorgonio) Alipio, Dieonisio (Virginia) Mascote, Emeterio (Angelina) Mascote, Hermelinda (Pedro) Ramirez, Eugenia (Pascual) Reyes, Genaro (Soleda) Mascote, Rosalina Mascote, Santiago (Emilia) Mascote. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, family members and friends. Luis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation and DVD Memorial, Sunday, January 11, 2015, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Delgado Funeral Chapel, 400 Landau Ave., Joliet. Live Visitation Webcasting also available on-line call for details, 815-7749220. Funeral Services, Mass of

SOPHIA F. ROGOWSKI Born: June 4, 1931 Died: Dec. 27, 2014

Stan’s loving, caring and devoted wife of 57 years, “Sophie” Rogowski, received the Christmas gift of heaven on December 27, under the loving comfort and care of her family and the Joliet Area Community Hospice staff and volunteers. Sophie and Stan raised their family in Lansing, IL until they moved to Elwood, IL several years ago. Whether you knew her as “Sophie”, “Mom”, “Grandma”, “Aunt”, you knew her as one of the kindest, loving and most generous spirited persons you had ever had the privilege of knowing. She would be humbled and touched by the outpouring of love and gratitude from her husband, sons, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends in honor of the blessing of her life. Although Sophie’s priority and focus was always on her family, she also shared her enthusiasm for life in other roles; including as the drummer alongside her brothers in the “Wally Woods” polka band; as

the office manager at an architect firm in downtown Chicago; and as a salesperson for a clothing store. But her favorite “outside of the home” was working with Pastor Richard Hanson as his Administrative Assistant at Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Holland, IL. Sophie’s husband, Stan Rogowski; their four sons, Dave (Emily), Mike (Gail), Jim, and Paul (Brooke); as well as Sophie and Stan’s grandchildren, Kyle, Kelly, Sophia, Jonathan, Kaitlyn, David, Katelynn, Dylan, Dustyn, and Emily are grateful for the blessing Sophie was to all who have benefited from her presence on earth since her birth on June 4, 1931, in Harvey, IL. Her surviving brothers, Stanley and Frank; and sisters, Josephine, Ann, Helen and Mary Ann all appreciated her energy and upbeat attitude as did those who Sophie loved so dearly who predeceased her -- and who she is now reunited with -- including her son, Joseph; father and mother, John and Sophie Drewno; and brothers, Wally and John Drewno; as well as many dear friends. To all she touched Sophie has left an indelible positive imprint - your love and kindness will always warm our hearts. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL; or at Joliethospice.org


Born: Sept. 2, 1918; in Orient, IL Died: Jan. 8, 2015; in Morris, IL Angela Scerine, age 96, of Coal City, passed away Thursday morning, January 8, 2015, at Park Pointe in Morris. Born September 2, 1918, in Orient, Illinois, Angelena Margaret was a daughter of the late John W. and Jessie (Morgan) Boggio. She was raised

and educated in the West Frankfort, Illinois area and on June 22, 1936, Angela married Richard Thomas Scerine. Together they owned and operated Curley’s Cleaner’s in Coal City for many years. Angela was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City. Survivors include her children, Richard Scerine of Coal City, William (Lynda) Scerine of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, Sharon Nicoletti of Fort Myers, Florida and Terry (Celine) Scerine of Brillion, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Angela was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard on January 13, 1979; one sister, Elsie; and two brothers, Chuck and Jack. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow Monday morning January 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Reverend Robert Noesen from Assumption Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood, where Angela will be laid to rest with her late husband Richard. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Angela’s memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431. Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www. ReevesFuneral.com Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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Rev. Steve Lunsford, age 61, of Kankakee, Illinois, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Watseka, Illinois. Steve was born on September 12, 1953, in Dayton, Ohio, to Marshall “Mugs” and Donna Myers Lunsford. He was a 1971 graduate of Richmond High School. Steve worked at Wayne Corporation before being called into the ministry. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. Steve started as a church planner at Mountain View Baptist Church. From there he moved on to pastor at Summit Avenue Baptist Church in Decatur, Illinois, and at New Hope Baptist Church in Effingham, Illinois. Steve ended his career in Wilmington, Illinois, as the pastor of the 1st Baptist Church. He was affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conference and was a mission evangelist in several countries around the world. Steve enjoyed fishing, coaching baseball, and spending quality time with his family and his church family. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Rae Pearson Lunsford, to whom he was married on November 29, 1974; sons, Justin Lunsford, Jarrod Lunsford, and Joel Lunsford, all of Illinois; sister, Marsha Fisher of Richmond; brother, Larry (Teresa) Lunsford of Florida; aunt, Gennie Lunsford of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including his bulldog, “Gunner”. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Rev. Steve Lunsford will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Doan

& Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor John Maples officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830 or IMH Hospice, 200 Laird Lane, Watseka, IL 60970. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www. doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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ROUNDUP News from across the state


Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana

CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for medical marijuana businesses before he leaves office Monday. Maria Rabadan’s 9-year-old son, Jancarlo, suffers seizures and traditional medicines haven’t worked. She wants him to be able to try a form of marijuana that isn’t smoked and doesn’t produce the high typically associated with the drug. Marijuana is now legal in Illinois for adults and children with certain illnesses, but until licenses are awarded to those looking to get into the business, it can’t be grown, sold or used. “He has the power in his hands,” Rabadan said of the governor during an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. “We ask that he has compassion for the kids.” Quinn’s administration had promised to settle the matter by the end of 2014, but missed that deadline. The Chicago Democrat

could leave the decision to the next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner, but that could lead to further delays. Quinn told The Associated Press on Friday that licenses will only be issued when it can be done right. He said he instructed the two state agencies involved “that they have – not me – they have to do it right. Frankly to take as much time as necessary to do it right in interpreting a complicated law.” The law that authorized a four-year medical marijuana pilot program has been in effect for a year. Delays in awarding business licenses hold up the planting and harvesting of the first legal crop. More than 650 patients have paid $100 for a medical marijuana card they can’t yet use. That leaves Rabadan, of Mount Prospect, and others waiting anxiously. She stood with the governor in 2013 as Quinn signed the medical marijuana bill into law, and recalls it as “a day of such hope for our family.” She planned to join a group of patients Saturday at an event to press Quinn to act on the licenses. Her son has Dravet syndrome. His last seizure was Dec. 30. They can be severe and lately last around 5 minutes. “It’s our only hope,” she says of the drug.


Illinois voting, registration changes made permanent

CHICAGO – Several changes Illinois voters saw in November’s election are here to stay. Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law Saturday making permanent such rules as allowing voters to register and cast ballots on the same day. That extends what’s known as grace-period voting through Election Day. In particular, that benefits people who’ve recently moved and haven’t updated their registrations. The law also increases the number of locations and days set aside for people to vote early if they can’t make it on Election Day. The changes were tried as a pilot project in 2014 and were seen as a strategy by Democrats to increase turnout. But voter numbers were down compared with past elections and the law was signed by the defeated Democratic incumbent.


Man convicted in 2012 death of girlfriend

WAUKEGAN – A Lake County judge has set a March 3 sentencing date for a suburban Chicago man found guilty in the death of his girlfriend.

Michael Shane Axtell of Antioch Township faces up to 60 years in prison after the verdict Friday by County Judge Victoria Rossetti. He was accused of killing Tammy Stone in the bedroom of the home they shared. Prosecutors say Stone and the 43-year-old Axtell physically fought in October 2012 after returning home from a day of drinking at various bars near Antioch. After their daughter failed to defuse the situation, the two resumed fighting, with Stone ending up unconscious on the floor. Authorities say Axtell left the home and was later arrested by Lake County sheriff’s deputies. Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said Friday he is delighted with the verdict.


Man sentenced to 60 years in slaying of Chicago teen

CHICAGO – A Chicago man who shot and killed a teenager when he opened fire on a group of people on the front porch of a South Side home has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. In a news release, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office says 24-year-old Shawn Rudolph was sentenced this week by Cook County Circuit Judge Diane Cannon.

The sentencing comes after a jury found Rudolph guilty of first-degree murder in the Sept. 30, 2010, shooting death of 15-year-old Andrew Powell. Prosecutors alleged during the trial that Powell was with several people on the porch when Rudolph emerged from a gangway across the street and opened fire. Powell was shot in the head.


Frozen fuel lines force cancellation of some O’Hare flights

CHICAGO – Frozen fuel lines at O’Hare International Airport forced American Airlines to cancel more than a dozen flights. As temperatures again sank below zero, airline spokeswoman Leslie Scott says, the fuel system froze up around 5:30 p.m. Friday. She says 16 of the airline’s regional American Eagle flights were canceled. Other flights were delayed. The airline put a backup plan in place and used tanker trucks to refuel planes at each gate. WMAQ-TV reports that passengers had to endure long waits on planes that were held up on the tarmac. By Saturday morning, the airline said the fuel lines were working normally again.

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LOUIS D. SMITH Louis D. “Lou” Smith, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015, with family by his side. Beloved husband of 54 years to Donna Smith, loving father of Carrie (Doug) Kountz, Kelly Sanchez, Michelle (David) Barnes. Proud grandfather of Rian, Kendra and Krista Kountz, Stephanie and Michael (Mickey) Sanchez, Brent and Gwen Barnes. Louis retired from BP and enjoyed


driving semi’s for various companies after retirement. Louis enjoyed spending time with his wife camping, boating and traveling to Florida for the winter. He was very proud of his family and loved having his family gathered at his home or down at the river. His family will miss his smile and his good natured teasing. A private service was held. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Louis’s life, memorials to the Joliet Area Community Hospice, Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice or a local hospice would be greatly appreciated. For information (815) 942-5040 or www.fredcdames.com


Born: Dec. 9, 1924; in Oswego, IL Died: Jan. 2, 2015; in Joliet, IL Miland Wright, age 90, United States Navy WWII Veteran, lifelong resident of Plainfield, passed away peacefully, Friday, January


2, 2015, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet. Born December 9, 1924, in Oswego, to the loving late parents, William and Audrey Wright. Cherished husband of the late Josephine M. Wright, nee Alaimo. Beloved father of Harry Wright of Rockdale, IL and Dave Wright of Joliet, IL. Dearest grandpa of Christopher (Stacy) Wright, Adam, and Dustin Wright. Great-grandpa of Caleb and Brody Wright. Miland was a proud United States Naval Veteran, serving in WWII as a radio operator. He also attended the University of Wisconsin. Memorial Mass of Christian

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Burial, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 15629 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL 60544. Future inurnment at Plainfield Township Cemetery, Plainfield, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL 60544. For more information, please call 815-4369221 or www.overman-jones.com

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NATION & WORLD BRIEFS Iowa Republicans vote to continue straw poll DES MOINES, Iowa – Republicans in Iowa have opted to carry on with their presidential straw poll, a summer political tradition that detractors decry as a sideshow. Despite criticism from prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad, the Republican Party of Iowa’s central committee unanimously voted Saturday to continue the event. Committee members said the poll energizes the party base and serves as an early test of a candidate’s campaign strength.

near Shenandoah, Iowa, roughly 100 grain trucks a day continue to deliver corn to be converted into ethanol. CEO Todd Becker said ethanol has a permanent place in the fuel supply.

GOP, court ship pipeline decision to Obama

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans and Nebraska’s Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama. Obama is so loath to make the call that deliberations have entered their sixth year, nearly as long as he has held office. He has blamed the delays on Oil could drive down bureaucratic formalities and profits, industry shielded parochial issues in Nebraska, SHENANDOAH, Iowa – Ethanol even when skeptics claimed producers will likely have to that the politics of Obama’s endure leaner profits this year re-election race in 2012 were a because of the collapse of oil more accurate explanation. prices, but demand for the fuel That campaign is past, the Neadditive will remain strong. braska issue is settled and a bill The cheap oil will likely cut forcing the pipeline’s approval into ethanol profits because oil may soon reach Obama. Those refiners will want to pay less for on opposite sides of the debate the corn-based additive. But the just want him to decide. industry is shielded by a federal “It’s time for the State Departbiofuel mandate and the need to ment and the president to make boost octane in gasoline. a decision on the Keystone Plus, University of Illinois XL pipeline – however they agricultural economist Scott decide – because six years is Irwin said, ethanol producers beyond long enough,” said Sen. might thrive if exports or gas Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, consumption surge higher than among the Democrats supportexpected. ing the pipeline. – Wire reports At Green Plains’ ethanol plant

Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith By LEE KEATH The Associated Press CAIRO – After gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia’s top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justification. It was a signal from some of the Islamic world’s strictest voices that cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were not a reason to kill the artists. Only days later, Saudi Arabia sent an opposing message: On Friday, a young Saudi was whipped 50 times in a public square in the city of Jiddah, the first of what will be 20 such weekly rounds of lashes. That, along with 10 years in prison, is his sentence from the kingdom’s religious-based courts for insulting Islam, based on posts on his blog criticizing prominent clerics close to the monarchy. The contradiction points to the difficulties at a time of a growing debate within Islam about whether and how to reject a radical minority that some fear is dragging them into conflict and wrecking the faith. Western critics are increasingly brazen about suggesting there is something inherent in Islam that is sparking violence by some of its adherents. Most Muslims reject this, arguing that the tumult of the post-colonial Middle East has created fertile ground for radicalism among people whose faith is fundamentally one of peace. Nonetheless, the past year has seen increasing voices among Muslims saying their community must re-examine their faith to modernize its interpretations and sideline extremists. As much as recent attacks in the West, the rise of startlingly vicious

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Muslim worshippers walk in the courtyard of Al-Azhar Mosque Friday in the Islamic Cairo neighborhood after noon prayers in Cairo, Egypt. Amid violence like the attack in Paris on a satirical newspaper over its depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, there has been increasing discussions among Muslims who said their community must re-examine their faith to modernize its interpretations and sideline extremists. violence by Sunni Muslim militants in the name of Islam against fellow Muslims, including Sunnis, brought it home for many Muslims that something must change in religious discourse. In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group has butchered entire families of Sunnis and beheaded Sunni soldiers, as well as Western hostages. In Pakistan, a Dec. 16 militant attack on a school that killed 150 people, mostly children, stunned the country. It made many Pakistanis question any empathy they felt in the past toward militant groups – the attitude of “even if they’re wrong, they’re still fellow Muslims.” “Now I hear more people talking openly against extremism and militancy,” said Hasan-Askari Rizvi, an independent political analyst in Pakistan. When people ask “Why Islam?,” much of the answer has little to do with the religion itself. The Arab world

has seen decades of bloodshed and foreign intervention unlike any in any other region – long entrenched dictatorships, regime suppression, two Iraq wars, the Syrian civil war and Libya’s turmoil. Those conflicts have stirred up hatreds – against the U.S., against the West, against Shiites and other communities – that rebound back into religion. Some youth angered by the conflicts find the answers in the version of “true Islam” touted by extremists like al-Qaida and the Islamic State group and promoted on the Internet. Those groups tell them Islam requires them to use violence to defend the faith, then provide whole networks to make it easy for them to do so. Notably, Cherif Kouachi, one of the French brothers behind the Charlie Hebdo killings, appears to have been first radicalized by hearing of abuses of Iraqi inmates by American guards at Abu Ghraib prison.

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French police seek slain terror suspect’s widow By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and RAPHAEL SATTER The Associated Press PARIS – A young Frenchwoman of North African origin, she opted to wear an Islamic veil, though she said the pious choice of attire cost her a job as a cashier. She has accused the U.S. of killing innocent Muslims, and was photographed wielding a crossbow. Never convicted of a crime herself, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, was being sought Saturday by French police, who think she may have vital information about an Islamic extremist cell that her common law husband, shot dead by police, may have belonged to. French authorities, though, may be too late in their hunt for the missing widow. Turkish authorities told The Associated Press she may be in Syria, after landing in their country days ago and vanishing near the Turkish-Syrian border. In a 2010 interview with French counterterrorism police, a summary of which was obtained by the AP, Boumeddiene characterized herself as an observant Muslim, and her late common law husband Amedy Coulibaly, 32, who worked at the time for Coca-Cola, as somewhat of a party animal. Coulibaly “is not really very religious,” Boumeddiene told police, according to the official judicial documents. “He likes to have a good time (and) all that.” The pair wed in July 2009 in an Islamic religious ceremony not recognized by French law. The judicial records say she was known to French internal security services as being very close to Islamic radicals, and an official circular distributed Friday by French police said she should be considered dangerous and potentially armed. At dusk Friday, Boumeddiene’s husband was killed when police stormed the kosher market in eastern Paris where he had taken hostages. French prosecutors said Coulibaly killed four people

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In this combination photo provided by the Paris Police Prefecture, Amedy Coulibaly (left) and Hayat Boumeddiene, two suspects named by police as accomplices Friday in a kosher market attack on the eastern edges of Paris. A police official said the man who has taken at least five people hostage in a kosher market on the eastern edges of Paris on Friday appears linked to the newsroom massacre earlier this week that left 12 people dead. Paris police released a photo of Amedy Coulibaly as a suspect in the killing Thursday of a policewoman, and the official named him as the man holed up in the market. He said the man is armed with an automatic rifle and some hostages have been gravely wounded. He said a second suspect, a woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, is the gunman’s accomplice. before police put an end to the ordeal. At virtually the same hour near the Charles de Gaulle airport outside the French capital, two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper Wednesday died in a shootout with police. It’s Boumeddiene who may have key information about how the attackers were linked, officials said. She and the female companion of one of the Kouachi brothers talked to each other by telephone about 500 times, Francois Molins, the Paris public prosecutor, said Friday. “We can call this complicity by furnishing of means,” Christophe Crepin, spokesman for the UNSA police union, told the AP in an interview. “We must interrogate her so she explains exactly if she did this under influence, if she did it by ideology, if she did it to aid and abet.” For Paris authorities, Coulibaly’s widow “is considered an important witness to whom we must ask questions,” added Crepin. “Since 2010, she has had a relationship with an individual whose ideology has been expressed in violence, and by the execution of poor people who were just

doing their shopping in a supermarket.” Official judicial records show Boumeddiene was asked once by French counterterrorism police about her reaction to attacks committed by al-Qaida. “I don’t have any opinion,” she answered, according to the documents, but added immediately that innocent people were being killed by the Americans and needed to be defended. The same year she wed, she told police, she began wearing a full-length Islamic veil –a decision, she told her interrogators that led to losing her job. On Saturday night, a Turkish intelligence official told AP that authorities believe Boumeddiene arrived in Turkey days before the attacks that shook France, and may have crossed the border into Syria. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a woman by the name of Boumeddiene and who resembled a widely circulated photo of her flew to Istanbul on Jan. 2. Turkish authorities believe she traveled two days later to the Turkish city of Sanliurfa, and “she then disappeared,” the intelligence official said.

Medicare pays doctors to coordinate care By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription doesn’t interfere with another’s. Starting this month, Medicare will pay primary care doctors a monthly fee to better coordinate care for the most vulnerable seniors – those with multiple chronic illnesses – even if they don’t have a face-to-face exam. The goal is to help patients stay healthier between doctor visits, and avoid pricey hospitals and nursing homes. “We all need care coordination. Medicare patients need it more than ever,” said Sean Cavanaugh, deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. About two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease. Their care is infamously fragmented. They tend to visit numerous doctors for different illnesses. Too often, no one oversees their overall health – making sure multiple treatments don’t mix badly, that X-rays and other tests aren’t repeated just because one doctor didn’t know another already had ordered them, and that nothing falls between the cracks. Medicare’s new fee, which is about $40 a month a qualified patient, marks a big policy shift. Usually, the program pays for services in the doctor’s office. “We’re hoping to spur change, getting physicians to be much more willing to spend time working on the needs of these patients without necessitating the patient to come into the office,” Cavanaugh told The Associated Press. To earn the new fee, doctors must come up with a care plan for qualified patients, and spend time each

month on such activities as coordinating their care with other health providers and monitoring their medications. Also, patients must have a way to reach someone with the care team who can access their health records 24 hours a day, for proper evaluation of an after-hours complaint. Many primary care physicians already do some of that. “Quite honestly, I just didn’t get paid for it,” said Dr. Robert Wergin, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Wergin estimates he spends about two hours a day doing such things as calling elderly patients who have a hard time visiting his office in rural Milford, Nebraska. Say someone with heart failure reports a little weight gain, a possible sign of fluid buildup but not enough to make the patient call for an appointment. Wergin might adjust the medication dose over the phone, and urge an in-person exam in a few days if that doesn’t solve the problem. The new fee could enable physicians to hire extra nurses or care managers to do more of that preventive work, Wergin said. Patients must agree to care coordination; the fee is subject to Medicare’s standard deductible and coinsurance. Wergin plans to explain it as, “This is how we’re going to hopefully manage your illnesses better at home.” But for some patients, care coordination can require a lot more work. It’s like being a quarterback, Dr. Matthew Press wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine last summer in describing the 80 days between diagnosing a man’s liver cancer and his surgery. The internist, while at Weill Cornell Medical College, sent 32 emails and had eight phone calls with the patient’s 11 other physicians. That’s something CMS’ Cavanaugh said a doctor in private practice would find hard to squeeze in.

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Amazon.com, American First Multifamily Investors nies who worship the Wizard of Oz, the Great Pumpkin and the Jolly Green Giant will have made it so. Amazon.com (AMZN-$309) is an $89 billion-revenue company that will report a loss again in 2014. And this year, revenues may rise to $96 billion. Wall Street believes that Amazon’s earnings will range between a profit of $2.30 a share and a loss of $1 a share. This wide earnings range is an indication of AMZN’s uncertain earnings prospects and casts doubts on CEO Jeff Bezos’ management expertise. At the beginning of last year, when AMZN was trading at $400, I advised a reader not to buy the stock, suggesting that AMZN was priced for stupids, not investors. And today, some 90 points lower, AMZN is still priced for stupids. I can’t imagine paying $300 for a stock that had no earnings last year and may lose big money this year. Bezos must

BUSINESS BRIEFS Forest Preserve District recognized

For the 19th year in a row, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the fistrict’s comprehensive annual financial report. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, according to a news release from the district. Also, Forest Preserve officials announced in November that the District has increased the funding level for its Retiree Health Insurance Trust Fund from $155,000 in 2014 to $182,000 in 2015. Prefunding this trust fund at a higher level will make the District better prepared to pay post-employment health

insurance benefits to retirees.

NuMark employees donate items to charities

JOLIET – NuMark Credit Union employees brought in hats, gloves, mittens, socks and scarves during a company holiday gathering to donate to local charities. NuMark employees filled six copy paper boxes. Donations were given to the Helping Hands Center in Countryside, Senior Service Center of Will County, MorningStar Mission in Joliet, Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet, Rockdale Elementary School in Rockdale and Laraway Elementary School in Joliet. “We hope this will brighten the day of many families this holiday season,” Reed said. For information, on NuMark call 815-729-3211 or visit numarkcu.org. – The Herald-News

TAKING STOCK Malcolm Berko have similar thoughts, as records show him selling 1 million shares in February 2014 at $357 and pocketing over $360 million. In all fairness, JB still owns 84 million shares; perhaps he just needed some walking-around money. But all of us are thankful for the federal taxes he paid (we hope) on the gain. Some observers suggest that JB may buy another newspaper (he recently bought The Washington Post), and I’ve heard talk from two sources that JB is in the market to buy a professional football or baseball team and an airline, too. Meanwhile, what do you think could happen to AMZN’s stock price if management reported unexpectedly higher operating expenses on its various

business sectors as it did earlier in 2014? I don’t think the reward justifies the risk, but if you have idle money that’s growing restless, try a buy of 50 shares. There are still stupids who might buy AMZN from you at a higher price. American First Multifamily Investors (ATAX-$5.29), which came public at $20 in 1998, is followed by only one brokerage. Oppenheimer came out with a buy recommendation in February 2014, when it traded at $6. And the Oppenheimer lads still recommend its purchase. No one else on the Street follows ATAX, although Deutsche Bank, early last year, acquired a block of ATAX for its own account. The current 12.5cent quarterly dividend has been steady since 2010, yields 9.7 percent and is tax-free. Yep, tax-free. Oppenheimer and Deutsche Bank took ATAX public at $20 in 1998 to acquire, hold and trade a port-

folio of federally tax-exempt revenue mortgage bonds. These bonds were issued to provide construction and permanent financing for 32 Section 8 multifamily residential properties. ATAX owns a portfolio of 42 revenue mortgage bonds, issued by states and local housing authorities for the construction of over 5,100 living units. The 32 facilities are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, both Carolinas, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. ATAX has 60 million shares, revenues of $34 million, net profits of $13 million and a book value of $5.10, and it has paid a 50-cent dividend since 2009. I prefer a 3,000-share purchase of ATAX to a 50-share buy of AMZN. • Please address your financial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@yahoo.com.

Werner Excavating donates $2,000 The HERALD-NEWS Lee Werner, owner of Peotone-based Lee Werner Excavating, has donated $2,000 to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of Will County, the District’s charitable foundation. Werner presented the check to Foundation Board Chairwoman Ann Dralle of Lemont at Thursday’s Forest Preserve District Board meeting. This is the Foundation’s first donation from a Will County-based company, according to a news release. “The District has had a wonderful business partnership with Lee Werner Excavating for more than three decades,” Forest Preserve

Board President Suzanne Hart said in the news release. “Lee has always worked to find the most cost-effective solutions for our projects. Working with Lee’s company has saved thousands of taxpayer dollars through the years and we’ve accomplished many great things.” The projects included Forked Creek Preserve – Ballou Road Access in Wilmington, Monee Reservoir Enhancements in Monee and the

Hadley Valley – Bruce Road Access in Homer Glen, as well as numerous smaller projects. Werner said in the news release his company’s relationship with the District has been a “wonderful thing” for him and his family, and he added that the donation can be used “for whatever project you desire to use it for.” For information on the Foundation, including how to make a donation, call the District at 815-727-8700.

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Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois’ 160-yearold executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, even though the historic building is in need of major renovations. Much like the historic building Rauner plans to occupy, the government he will lead starting Monday when he becomes the state’s 42nd governor also is in dire need of renovations. Rauner, a Republican, will not be able to do it alone. Democrats are firmly in control of both houses of the Legislature. Rauner’s challenge will be in making legislative leaders understand that Illinois must become more business friendly. That they must make hard choices to set our financial house in order. That they must give Illinois the government it can afford, not the government they think people want. Voters agreed with Rauner when he said he wanted the temporary income tax increase of 2011 to roll back as scheduled this year. Illinoisans are now keeping more of their money. There should be no backtracking on that. However, the state needs a budget that is truly balanced. This year’s budget plan, which lasts through June, counted on the income tax increase being made permanent, and analysts have pegged the estimated shortfall at somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 billion. Next year’s budget could be $5 billion short. Meanwhile, more than 10 percent of state employees had salaries greater than $100,000 in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available. Rauner shouldn’t be expected to fix this overnight, but we would like to see a long-term plan to align state spending with revenue. It will require sacrifice as well as streamlining, and the onus is on Rauner to ensure it is done in an equitable manner. Rauner also must provide leadership on the issue of ]Illinois’ troubled public employee pension funds, with unfunded obligations to employees that now top $110 billion. Rauner’s predecessor, Pat Quinn, provided no leadership on this issue, which demands a new approach. Leadership need not mean going it alone – it’s important to include stakeholder voices in the planning. Unions, whose members rely on these pension funds for their security, should be invited to participate, or any future proposal will end up in court, too. There are many other issues, too. Cronyism is alive and well in state hiring. Although they’ve fallen, the state’s workers compensation rates remained seventh-highest in the nation in 2014, highest of any state in the Midwest. The state continues to prorate its financial aid to public schools and universities, leading to budget deficits and high property taxes. Unlike his predecessors Pat Quinn and Rod Blagojevich, we hope Rauner makes Springfield his home while he serves as governor. There are plenty of issues there to keep him busy.



The way it (still) is in Congress The 114th Congress convened this week with unified Republican control. Republicans broke the record of the 71st Congress (1929-30) by one seat, and will have 247 members in the House of Representatives. They now control 57 percent of the House and 54 percent of the Senate. The 2014 midterms saw the poorest turnout of voters in 72 years. Only the 1942 midterm election was worse, with less than one-third of the nation voting. The New York Times scolded Washington for the anemic turnout in 2014: “Republicans ran a single-theme campaign of pure opposition to President (Barack) Obama, and Democrats were too afraid of the backlash to put forward plans to revive the economy or to point out the significant achievements of the last six years. Neither party gave voters an affirmative

branch to Congress in his final press conference of 2014, saying, “I’m being absolutely sinDonna cere when I say I want to work Brazile with this new Congress to get things done, to make those investments, to make sure the reason to show up at the polls.” government is working better and smarter. We’re going to However, the men and disagree on some things, but women that a relative sliver there are going to be areas of of the population elected are agreement and we’ve got to be going to show up this month able to make that happen.” and, for better or worse, they However, House Speaker will have the 2016 presidential John Boehner had warned that election in mind. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., now the ma- the president would “poison jority leader, made that patent- the well” if he went ahead with an executive memo on immily clear in a recent interview: gration reform. Obama heard “I don’t want the American people to think that if they add the speaker’s argument and rejected it, having waited in vain a Republican president to a multiple times for Boehner to Republican Congress, that’s fulfill repeated pledges to act going to be a scary outcome.” on immigration reform. “Don’t be scary” is not my Here’s some of what to exidea of an inspiring governing pect in the new Congress: philosophy, but it seems to be McConnell’s. See BRAZILE, page 27 Obama held out an olive


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


It is still popular in some quarters to attribute Islamic terrorism to Western policies toward the Middle East. The jihadists are provoked by America’s support for Israel or its war in Iraq, it is claimed. Or by European colonialism of yesteryear. Or even by present attempts to roll back the Islamic State. Well, the jihadists are provoked by many things, but one of their main objections to the West, we have been reminded yet again, is its freedom. The jihadists object strenuously to

free speech. Stéphane Charbonnier, the editor of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and one of 12 people murdered Wednesday by terrorists determined to silence his publication, practiced a form of journalism that is not everyone’s cup of tea. It was brash, biting, provocative, sometimes juvenile and offensive. But it was also in the proud tradition of the brutally satirical and outrageous journalism that is the birthright of everyone who lives in a free society.

Many people find the ridicule of religion offensive, as indeed it can be. But free speech does not – must not – depend on the consent of those it targets, or it is not free speech at all. And yet time and again in the past few decades, Islamic militants and their supporters have threatened vengeance or perpetrated violence against writers, artists and filmmakers whose work they found offensive or blasphemous. From Salman Rushdie and Theo van Gogh to the Danish cartoonists of the last decade

to Charbonnier and the brave journalists and police at Charlie Hebdo – as well as many others besides – the targets of intolerance only keep expanding. Charbonnier – or Charb, as he was called – once declared he’d “prefer to die standing than live on my knees.” It sounded melodramatic, but it was not. And the West will require much more of such resolution, for many years, to keep the Islamist radicals at bay.

Randian ethic of greed and self interest as positive forces upon which to Bonnie Badurski organize the globe. Its guiding prinTo the Editor: Shorewood ciples of privatization, deregulation, I was sorry to see that Mr. anti-unionism, predatory resource Czerkies has decided to withA MORAL AWAKENING accumulation and unconscionable draw his gift to the Rialto Square To the Editor: greed is a prescription for the Theater. accumulation of the worlds’ wealth I am sorry that he has been hurt Ayn Rand, philosophical mentor of Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, into the hands of a few and the and that his anger has caused Alan Greenspan and other impoverishment of the many. this demand for a return of his conservative acolyte, used her There is crystallizing in many money. I am sorry that he could literary talents to rationalize sectors of American society a not consider completely the request of community members to “greed” as a positive force upon revulsion of this narrow, selfish, provide something more tasteful which to organize society. Such reductionist credo and a search for a moral awakening that – a lovely plaque in the rotunda, a reductionist credo negates the complexity of human nature emphasizes our oneness, our neperhaps – to honor his parents. and strips humankind of its cessity to embrace one another I hope that other concerned more endearing qualities of love, as brothers and sisters regardcitizens will come forward to empathy and compassion. less of race, class, gender or repair the marquee. Our theater is so beautiful and needs to Neo-liberalism has embraced the sexual orientation. We live in a

finite world and cannot continue to rape and plunder it without causing our own destruction. Humankind must forsake the fantasy of dominion and embrace the idea of stewardship. This would entail the creation of institutional structures (economic/political/social/cultural) that reject the xenophobic nationalism that propagates ideas of superiority and exceptionalism that are ripping apart the fabric of our present day world. Humankind is one, indivisible and a crime against any one of us is a crime against all. The pain and suffering endured by an innocent mother or child from a missile or drone attack

is my pain, is your pain, is the pain of humanity crying out for justice, for love, for peace and for compassion.

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To the Editor: A question for the president. Would a North Korean terrorist attack against the United States resulting in the loss of life be the equivalent of a declaration of war similar to the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, resulting in a bombing campaign and invasion? Thomas Cechner Lockport

Expect multiple veto battles in upcoming Congressional session • BRAZILE

Continued from page 26 Every committee in both the House and Senate has investigative powers. With Republicans now in control of Congress, they can literally “double down” on investigations. The first action of the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was to issue a subpoena (identical to others issued previously) to Attorney General Eric Holder over the 2012 Fast and Furious “scandal.” Boehner has also made it clear he intends the

Select Committee on Benghazi (created after 13 public hearings had already occurred) to continue its work. Republicans will also try to make significant reforms to, and potentially gut, the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans’ first bill on health care will likely try to change the definition of a “full-time” workweek from 30 hours to 40 hours. If passed, employees will have to work 40 hours or more at companies to trigger the ACA mandate that those companies provide health care, instead of 30 or more. However, with this higher floor, Tim Jost, a health care law scholar at Washington and

Lee University School of Law, gives this bill another name: “I call this the ‘send people home a half-hour early on Friday and deny them health insurance’ bill.” The law could cost 500,000 workers their health insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, and increase the federal deficit $73.7 billion over the next decade as people move to Medicaid and health care exchanges, according to a joint congressional committee. Republicans leaders have leaked to the press a strategy to be confrontational with Obama, to send him bills they know he’ll veto, in an attempt to pass their “The ‘No’ Party”

label to the Democrats. Obama has acknowledged this, and said he will veto attempts to overturn either Obamacare or Wall Street financial reform. So expect veto battles. One of the first up will likely be the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a significant part of the Republicans’ job plan despite only creating 35 full-time permanent jobs, according to a State Department study. The president issued a veto threat Tuesday. We can also expect a battle over immigration reform. The Wall Street Journal reports that Republicans plan to introduce a slew of immigration bills. Some will reflect

business requests to Republicans to make immigrant labor available, but others may try to hold up the funding of the Department of Homeland Security to stop enforcement of the president’s executive action. That’s the way it is. By Tax Day on April 15 – 100 days into the 114th Congress – we will have a better sense if this Congress is one of collaboration or confrontation. • Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic strategist, a political commentator and contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine.

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And the fact that he and his colleagues directed their biting wit occasionally to commentary and cartoons that ridiculed aspects of Islam also meant they were not mere pranksters or provocateurs. They were also phenomenally brave. They stayed their course in the face of rebukes by government officials and even fellow journalists, and despite a destructive bombing of their offices in 2011. They died as martyrs for free speech and Western values.

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Joliet Junior College’s Daymeann Stewart shoots over the defense of Wilbur Wright College’s Xavier Garcia on Saturday at Joliet Junior College. JJC won, 69-55. play in the first half.” JJC led 39-35 at halftime, but Kuhn’s point was that many of the baskets generated by both sides came off turnovers. Neither side was getting much going in the half-court set. “We’re so quick,” Moore said of JJC’s ability to score off its defense. “We love to get out

in transition.” Moore is 5-foot-6, Curtis Harrington (Plainfield Central) 5-7, Daymeann Stewart 5-9 and Darius Wells 5-11. The little guys combined to do a majority of the damage – including having to do more work than usual boxing out on the boards – because JJC was

short-handed. Darious Randolph (Plainfield Central), a starter at 6-5, and 6-3 Joachim Smith missed the game, Kuhn said, because they are waiting for transcripts to come through. The coach is expecting them back for Wednesday’s home game against DuPage.


‘The Pit’ proves a charm for Grybauskas, Lockport By JEFF DEGRAW Shaw Media Correspondent LOCKPORT – In a time when throwback jerseys and uniforms are the rage, Lockport went with a throwback venue. The Porters defeated Stagg, 47-42, in a SouthWest Suburban Blue matchup Friday night at the Central campus gym. “The Pit” was last used by Lockport during the 200405 season, before the permanent move to the East campus gym.

“Playing here was way better than at the East campus,” said senior Anthony Grybauskas, who led the Porters with 14 points. “You could just feel the energy. The atmosphere was unbelievable. I would like to play here all the time.” Trailing 6-4 after the first quarter, Lockport (4-8, 2-2) outscored Stagg 17-14 in the second quarter for a 21-20 halftime lead, a lead the Porters would never relinquish. “We practiced over here yesterday, and we tried to get used to everything. I’m so proud of

our kids tonight,” Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. said. “The subs really energized us in the second quarter. Kyle Gallagher and Vincent Roofe really sparked the team in that quarter.” Gallagher hit two 3-pointers in the quarter after Lockport went down 11-4 with five minutes left before the half. His second 3 gave the Porters a 19-18 lead just before half. Lockport stretched the lead to 41-33 with 4:20 left in the game. A Stagg 3-pointer made it 41-36 with 4:10 remaining. The

Porters then held the ball for 2:30 before Gehrig Hollatz hit two free throws with 1:40 left to seal the win. “They held the ball on their own,” Thompson said. “I didn’t tell them to do that. They passed they ball well, ran the offense and they were always looking for that open man underneath “We shot the ball well, played very good defense. I’m going to talk to Brian Goff (Lockport athletic director) about playing more games here.” “This was definitely a fun place to play,” Hollatz said.

“This gym is so nice, and there is so much history here. I used to come and watch my sister play on the girls team here. This really felt like our natural home court.” Jonathan Hager, who chipped in 12 points for the Porters, added, “You could feel the energy and really hear the noise from the crowd. This is where the undefeated team played. My dad tells me all the stories about this place. My brother (Josh) never got to play here when he was on the team, but now I have.”

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JOLIET – The manner in which it happened will not win a beauty contest, but the result was absolutely gorgeous. Bouncing back from a difficult-to-swallow overtime loss at Triton on Wednesday night, the Joliet Junior College men’s basketball team returned home and beat North Central Community College Conference foe Wilbur Wright, 69-55, Saturday afternoon at Wills Gymnasium. Both the Wolves (15-3, 1-1) and Triton were 14-2 entering their match-up on Wednesday at Triton. Wright (5-10, 0-2) has not had as much success, but the Rams hung around until JJC went on a 9-0 run to extend its lead to 61-48 with 4:48 left. “It was a tough loss the other night,” said Wolves sophomore guard Larry Moore, who finished with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. “It was nice to come in here and extend our streak (JJC has won 32 straight at home). Whoever came in here after that loss, we said, ‘This team is going to pay.’ ” “No question we had to have this one,” Wolves coach Joe Kuhn said. “But it was sloppy. We had bad offensive

“It is a little tougher on us small guys when we have bigger guys out, especially when we play a team that has some nice size,” Moore said. “When you’re 5-6 or 5-7, you have to work harder sometimes.” “When you’re short-handed, it throws you out of sync on offense,” Kuhn said. “We had guys playing out of position.” Stewart closed with 22 points and three assists. Wells scored 11. Harrington had only three points, but they came on a 3-point buzzer-beater to give JJC its 39-35 halftime lead. The Wolves took care of the ball and ran their offense better in the second half, when they were stifling defensively. Kuhn noted the first 15 minutes of the second half, a span when when Wright scored only 13 points. JJC’s Matt Hund (Plainfield Central), an athletic inside presence at 6-7, scored seven points and had four rebounds and three blocked shots on a day he played just over a half because of foul trouble. “It feels like there definitely were some lulls in this game,” Moore said. “We had to keep playing and staying focused and believed we would get the win.” That’s all that really matters.

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Quick start, steals fuel JCA victory By KAITLYN JASNICA kjasnica@shawmedia.com JOLIET – After Joliet Catholic’s boys basketball team missed two days of school and practice because of the frigid weather, coach Joe Gura was unsure how his team would play. The Hilltoppers removed any doubt in the opening minutes as they went on a 14-0 run and did not trail in the 62-36 victory over Longwood on Friday night. Thirty seconds into the game, junior guard Jalen Jackson forced a turnover and assisted on Harold Davis’ layup. The first quarter sounded like a broken record, because that

sort of scenario happened five more times before Longwood scored its first point on a free throw. “We had really good traps in the beginning, so we got a lot of steals, a lot of deflections and a lot of fast-break points from it,” said Davis, who scored nine first-half points. “Everyone contributed. From starters to bench, everyone played hard and had good, hard, solid traps.” JCA (9-8) had more steals (13-6) and more rebounds (34-28) than the Panthers. Davis had a team-high four steals, while Jackson and senior forward Kevin Matuszewski had three apiece. Junior center Luke Mander had a great rebounding and

“We had really good traps in the beginning, so we got a lot of steals, a lot of deflections and a lot of fast-break points from it.” Harold Davis Joliet Catholic guard

blocking night. With 3:58 remaining in the half, Mander made the crowd errupt when he blocked a Longwood shot. Halfway into the second half, a Longwood player who forced a turnover looked like he would

score an easy layup. Mander swiped the ball into the boards and the “Hillzone” started chanting his name. Mander finished with 10 rebounds, nine points, two blocks and a steal. Junior center Drake Fellows also posted good numbers with seven rebounds and six points. “Everyone played hard, aggressive and together as a team, which was huge for us,” Mander said. “When we don’t play together, we don’t win.” Because of the success on defensive, JCA’s shooters were able to find the range. Davis had a team-high 13 points, while Jackson scored 11. Matuszewski and sophomore forward Pete Ragen each contributed six and

four more Hilltoppers scored. The victory is a glimpse of what JCA boys basketball can become. “It’s been about 34 years since they’ve been above .500 at this point of the season,” Gura said. “We know that it’s a long road to get to .500. The program was mired for three, four years where we got two wins a year. “We won a regional last year. We got into the sectional, so we we thinking we’re building something here. This was a night that showed that we have a program because even on your best nights, when you weren’t really sharp, their effort and their togetherness got us the victory and that’s what’s really important.”


Reserves start, contribute to North victory By DICK GOSS dgoss@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD – Who were those guys, anyway? Plainfield North basketball coach Bob Krahulik said there were multiple reasons he started reserves Alex Summers, Richie Elias, Henry Thompson, Cameron Bragg and Kyle Speas in Friday night’s Southwest Prairie game against Romeoville. The bench mob came through, taking s seat for the first time with 4:28 left in the first quarter and North leading 6-4 thanks to two Elias baskets. With all 12 roster members getting quality minutes, the Tigers enjoyed a 10-0 run in the second quarter, a 10-0 spurt early in the third quarter and a 13-0 run that began with Thompson’s 3-pointer in the final minute of the third quarter. The result was a 59-36 victory that allowed North (10-3, 4-1) to maintain its share of the SPC lead. Romeoville (5-8, 1-4), which had played so well at Christmas but also lost Tuesday night to Oswego, 73-50,

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Plainfield North’s Cody Conway shoots over the arms of Romeoville’s Jason Sims during Friday’s game at Plainfield North High School. North won, 59-36. shot only 27 percent. surprise lineup. “It was pret“They told us right before ty cool. We’re all confident we the game that we were start- can play.” ing,” Thompson said of the “We have a good team but

we’ve kind of been struggling,” Summers said. “We (normal reserves) pride ourselves in coming in and providing some energy and playing good defense. “Our normal starting five is one of the most talented in the area. But I definitely think they got the feeling we can play, too.” The normal starters – Trevor Stumpe, Kevin Krieger, Cody Conway, Jake Nowak and Brandon Smeets – were on the floor for the two 10-0 runs. The 13-0 run featured reserves, including Mark Winston and Zach Jarosz. “The five we started play well every day at practice,” Krahulik said. “They play hard, they run our stuff and do what we ask of them. There’s no reason not to start them. “Our team in general had become complacent. We had gotten kind of relaxed, come not to play. So it was a combination of making a point to our starters and giving a chance to kids who deserved it.” Krahulik said a big emphasis the past week and a half has been defense.

“We haven’t been getting in the passing lanes, which is something we emphasize,” he said. “Tonight we were about a tenth of a second from getting there and getting several steals. It was a good defensive effort.” When North gets defensive stops, the Tigers’ fast-paced, transition offense is at its best. But as Krahulik reminded, “We have to get the stops first.” Stumpe finished with 15 points. Krieger had eight and Speas and Winston seven each. Ten Tigers scored. Matt Cappelletti led Romeoville with 12 points. London Stamps had seven. “We’re in a tough stretch, playing Oswego and these guys this week,” Spartans coach Marc Howard said. “But I expected us to be able to compete better than we showed. “We got away from sharing the ball, moving the ball, executing our offense. We didn’t have the spacing we need and we were taking two many poor percentage shots. These guys (Tigers) force you to do things you do not want to do.”


By SCOTT EHLING Shaw Media Correspondent

Tim Boe Plainfield South boys basketball coach

easier for everyone.” South (4-9, 3-2) was off to a great start, hitting three of its first four shots for a quick 8-3 lead. A Buchner 3-pointer followed by his basket and another 3 extended the Cougars’ lead to 16-3 with 1:26 left in the first quarter. “I am always looking for other players because if I do not have a shot, someone else does,” Buchner said. Trailing 24-10 with 2:30 left in the half, Minooka (7-8, 3-3) made its first big run. Consecutive 3-pointers by Butler and Deme-

trius Mims capped an 8-0 run and cut the deficit to 24-18 with less than minute to go before halftime. However Buchner responded with a 3 to stretch South’s lead back to 27-18 at the half. “We started out 1-9 and it would have been easy for people to start pointing fingers and start hearing all of the voices because you’re not where you want to be,” Boe said. “But these kids fought back from that start and now have some good wins going and that speaks volumes about the type of kids we have on the team.” The Indians stormed back in the third quarter, connecting on 4 of 8 from beyond the arc with the last by Clemmons that tied the score at 32 with 1:20 left in the quarter. Ritter was the difference from there as he was feeling it in the fourth quarter for South, connecting on all four shots, including three from 3-point range, while his two late free throws helped seal the victory. “Winning like we have this week is a huge confidence boost for us,” Buchner said. “The bottom line is that we played like a young team,” John Patsch for Shaw Media Minooka coach Scott Tanaka said. “This was a game that we Plainfield South’s Shane Ritter drives in for a basket against Minooka couldn’t afford to lose.” on Friday in Plainfield.


West falls to Sandburg’s hot second half By DRAKE SKLEBA Shaw Media Correspondent JOLIET – For Joliet West, it was another Southwest Suburban Blue contest and another heart-breaking Southwest Suburban Blue defeat. Sandburg (6-8, 2-2) exploded for 44 second-half points and held off a furious Tigers rally to beat West, 63-61, Friday night. The Eagles’ 6-foot-7 senior, Tommy Demogerontas, scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and 6-2 senior guard Niko Kogionis chipped in 15 of his 18 points in the second half. De-

mogerontas also hauled down a game-high 11 rebounds. West (8-7, 1-4), which led 2819 at the half after outscoring the Eagles 22-7 in the second quarter, seemed to be en route to its ninth win of the season. The Tigers opened the second half holding the ball, trying to draw the Eagles from their 2-3 zone defense. After holding the ball for more than a minute and a half, the Tigers resumed play. The delay tactic backfired as Sandburg went on a 13-0 run over the next six minutes to grab a 32-28 lead they would not relinquish.

Sandburg and Demogerontas continued their onslaught in the fourth quarter. Kogionis joined the party with 10 fourth-quarter points as the Eagles opened a 51-44 lead with four minutes to go. West senior guard Mike Ruwoldt (10 points) had an old-fashioned three-point play to pull the Tigers within 53-48 with 3:12 left. The final 27 seconds brought the fans to their feet. Ruwoldt’s second threepoint play made it 62-58 Sandburg with 0:27 left. Kogionis bricked a pair of free throws and when Tigers senior Tom

Carney buried his second 3-pointer of the game, the Tigers were within 62-61 with 11 seconds left. Demogerontas duplicated Kogionis’ missed free-throw tries to give the Tigers a shot. With 5.5 seconds left, a charge call against West sophomore guard Teyvion Kirk wiped out the sophomore’s apparent game-winning basket. Demogerontas split a pair of free throws to give the Eagles a 63-61 lead with 3.4 seconds to go. West called a timeout and then turned the ball over to Sandburg with 1.6 seconds left, and the Eagles ran out the

clock. “We really battled,” West coach Nick DiForti said. “Mike Ruwoldt had a great fourth quarter and again we fell a little short. We are so young and it really showed with our sophomores on the floor with 1.6 seconds left and we turn it over.” West was led by senior Jeff Washington, who had 11 points. Sophomore Jaron Nabors scored four of his nine points in the fourth quarter, and senior Da’Von Foster had all nine of his in the first half. The West sophomores crushed Sandburg, 71-50.

• Sunday, January 11, 2015

PLAINFIELD – There’s cold weather outside, but the Cougars are starting to heat up on the court. After an impressive victory over Plainfield East earlier in the week, Plainfield South followed that up Friday night with a hard-fought, 54-50 victory over Minooka in Southwest Prairie play. “We came out ready to play,” Cougars coach Tim Boe said. “They took our punch, and we took theirs. Everybody had a few days off school this week, so it was kind of a goofy game as that goes because we didn’t really get a chance to prepare.” Junior guard Jacob Buchner led the Cougars with a gamehigh 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting (4 of 7 from 3-point range). Senior forward Shane Ritter added 16 points. Joe Butler led Minooka with 18 points, and Larry Roberts and Nick Clemmons added eleven. “Those two guys (Buchner and Ritter) are nice to have,” Boe said. “They space the floor nicely on each side of the court, and it makes it easier when the ball goes in the basket. All of the guys in the locker room like each other, and that makes it

“We came out ready to play. They took our punch, and we took theirs. Everybody had a few days off school this week, so it was kind of a goofy game as that goes because we didn’t really get a chance to prepare.”

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Flyers fall short against Saints By DRAKE SKLEBA Shaw Media Correspondent

ROMEOVILLE – In the second half of Saturday’s women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader at Neil Carey Arena, the Lewis men fell to Maryville, 73-62. With 4:04 left in the first half, Lewis sophomore Capel Henshaw buried one of his four 3-point shots to give the Flyers a 34-27 lead. But Maryville (8-5, 3-1, Great Lakes Valley Conference) proceeded to close out the half on a 10-0 run to take a 37-34 lead at the break. Armon Provo poured in 13 of his game-high 24 in the half. Flyers junior Ryan Jackson (15 points) hit a layup to bring the Flyers to within two at 40-38 with 18 minutes left. However, Provo completed a 12-0 Saints run when he nailed

a pair of free throws, giving Maryville a commanding 52-38 lead with 14:13 left. The Saints’ onslaught continued when Provo scored at the 11:32 mark, and it gave the Saints their largest lead of the game at 54-39. Flyer guard Jeff Jarosz’s jumper cut the lead to 59-51 with 8:07 left and Jarosz buried a 3 to bring the Flyers to within 67-60 with 2:12 left. Jackson’s two free throws with 36 seconds left concluded the Flyer’s scoring. “We played absolutely terrible today,” Jackson said. “This was the worst game of the season for us.” Henshaw finished with 12 points on his four 3-pointers, Jarosz finished with 12 points, and Jackson hauled in a teamhigh seven rebounds for Lewis. “We really played poorly,”

Henshaw said. “We didn’t play any defense. We didn’t run our offense at all. I would gladly trade my four 3-pointers for the win.” After suffering their first GLVC loss Thursday to Missouri-St. Louis, 87-83, the Flyers were hoping to bounce back against the Saints. The double loss likely will drop Lewis (10-3, 2-2) out of the USA Today NCAA Division II Coaches’ Poll on Monday. The Flyers were 21st in the nation starting the week. “We just are not playing very good basketball right now,” Lewis coach Scott Trost said. “We played harder tonight than on Thursday, but we just don’t play any defense anymore. We better improve Larry W. Kane file photo for Shaw Media in a hurry.” The Flyers host McKendree Lewis University’s Ryan Jackson drives to the basket in front of Branat 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the don Marquardt from the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Thursday in Romeoville. The Flyers fell to Maryville, 73-62, Saturday in Romeoville. Neil Carey Arena.


Johnson, Lewis hold off Maryville to remain undefeated By DRAKE SKLEBA Shaw Media Correspondent ROMEOVILLE –With Lewis’ women’s basketball team off to a 14-0 start and ranked second nationally in NCAA Division II, every opponent figures to give it their best shot, especially a Great Lakes Valley Conference rival, such as Maryville University. After Maryville cut a 14-point Flyers lead to five, Jamie Johnson stood at the freethrow line with Lewis clinging to an 82-77 lead. Johnson calmly sank her 29th and 30th points of the game to help wrap up the Flyers’ 15th consecutive victory. Flyer Mariyah Brawner-Henley nailed down her 17th and 18th points of the game at the line with 16 seconds left and Nikki Nellen nailed her fifth and sixth consecutive charity tosses to finish off the Saints, 88-77, at Neil Carey Arena. “We won this game with free throws and defense,” Brawner-Henley said. “We let

“We won this one with good defense and free throws. I was happy with my teammates getting me the ball. My shot was really on today. It’s great to be 15-0 and No. 2 in the nation but we just focus on one game at a time.” Jamie Johnson Lewis University guard

them back into the game and made it exciting for the fans, but hit our free throws down the stretch to win this going away. Being No. 2 in the nation, we know we will get the opposition’s best shot.” Meanwhile in Warrensburg, Missouri, top-ranked Emporia State University was stunned by Central Missouri State, 62-61. With the Golden Hornets falling to 13-1, the Flyers (15-0, 5-0) could be ranked No. 1 in the nation when the USA NCAA Women’s Coaches poll is announced Monday. Johnson, who entered with

a 19.4 point average, scored 16 of her 30 points in the first half. She hit four long-range 3-pointers among her initial 16 points. Johnson’s second 3 gave the Flyers their largest lead of the game at 29-10 with 7:41 to go in the first half. However, Maryville (8-5, 2-2) clawed back to within 44-33 at the break. With 12:45 left, Alyssa Siwek struck from long-range to give the Flyers a 58-45 lead. Maryville’s Rita Flynn (17 points) made a lay in to get the Saints to within 63-55 with 10:32 left. Johnson’s fifth 3-pointer extended the Flyer’s

lead to 70-59 with 6:53 left and her jumper at the 2:59 mark gave the Flyers a 80-69 lead. The feisty Saints came roaring back, and when Shelby Miller buried her third 3-pointer, the Saints were within 80-76 with 1:36 to go. Nellen nailed a clutch pair of free throws to increase the Flyers’ lead to 82-76 with 1:20 left. Brawner-Henley hauled in a team-high nine rebounds along with her 18 points. She was 12 for 12 from the line. Jess Reinhart chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds before fouling out, and Kristin Itschner had a quality game with 12 points and four assists. “They are a good team and really battled us today. We won this one with good defense and free throws,” said Johnson, who finished with seven rebounds, six assists, three blocked shots and a steal. “I was happy with my teammates getting me the ball. My shot was really on today. It’s great to be 15-0 and No. 2 in the nation, but we just focus on one

game at a time. We know we have a target on our back and have to play tough.” Lewis, which went 26 of 28 from the free throw line, hosts McKendree in a GLVC game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. “They made a great run at us and our free-throw shooting kept Maryville at a safe distance,” Flyers coach Lisa Carlsen said, “... Jamie Johnson is confident having the ball in her hands. She is a great offensive player, but she really is equally great defensively. She has continually shut down some of the best guards in this league. Mariyah played her typical good game for us. “The national ranking is great and we are happy that we are undefeated. It’s a little easier handling the ranking now that conference play has started. We just focus on our conference games. We just want to win our conference and make the national tournament. If we’re cutting down the nets in March that would be fabulous.”


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“Our ultimate goal was to come here and win this tournament, but we came up a little bit short.” Scott Gentile Joliet West bowling coach

West’s Elijah Lee placed second individually by rolling a 1,271, while Josh Pesavento placed fourth with a 1,252. The two hope to transfer the good performances and fighting spirit over to next week when they play in the Plainfield South Regional at Town & Country. “Going into the second half, we were energized, ready and trying our hardest,” Lee said. “We came back and the last

game was really close. We’re excited and hoping to win [regionals] because we’re going in there with a really good team. We have some strong players, and it’s at Town & Country this year, that’s our home.” To win their regional, the Tigers know what they need to work on. “We came up a little short, but it shows that all the spares that you need to get and splits hurt the team,” Pesavento said. “It’s a good learning lesson for us, and we’ll come back better next week.” Lockport also learned something valuable for their regional. The Porters will again compete at Woodridge’s Brunswick Zone and now know the conditions of the lanes. “I think we might shoot a little better since we know the lanes after bowling on them for six games,” Jackinoski said. “A few of us came in and practiced on them before, but

it wasn’t anything compared to bowling today. Since we now have experience on them, we’ll do a lot better.” “We’ve been looking forward to regionals since day one in the season,” Baer said. “First practice, that’s what we talked about: conference, regionals, sectionals and state. That’s what we’re working for.” Bolingbrook, who finished fourth (5,899) in the SWSC Blue division, was led by the sixthand eighth-high scorers, Alex Acosta (1,244) and Steve Stropkovic (1,220). Joliet Central finished sixth with a 4,859. In the Red division, Lincoln-Way West finished third (5,813) while Lincoln-Way Central was fourth (5,302) and Lincoln-Way East took sixth (5,061). West’s David Eggert had the fourth-highest individual score with a 1,309 and Central’s Jake Keagle (1,228) was eighth.


Romeoville’s Surges wins MVP, Minooka takes SPC title By CURT HERRON cherron@shawmedia.com MORRIS – A year ago, Cody Surges won the Southwest Prairie Conference tournament title to help Romeoville claim the team championship over Minooka. While Surges wasn’t able to duplicate that feat during Satrurday’s competition at Echo Lanes, he achieved a bigger honor. Because of a combination of dual meet showings and a tie for fourth in the tourney with a 1,324 total, Surges won the league’s MVP award, following in the the footsteps of his former teammate, Dakota Vostry. “It feels great,” Surges said. “I knew coming into today that I’d have to shoot big, make good shots and stay consistent and I did just that. We have regionals and sectionals and hopefully state coming up. I feel like I can do it, I just need to do exactly

“We have regionals and sectionals and hopefully state coming up. I feel like I can do it, I just need to do exactly what I did today.” Cody Surges Romeoville bowler

what I did today.” Minooka owned a 28-point lead coming into the event and as a result of points for games and series Saturday, it won the title by a 134-67 margin over Oswego. Plainfield North (66), Plainfield South (43) and Plainfield Central (41) followed. The Indians finished with four all-SPC recipients. They were Jack Russell (second), Ryan Koesema (fourth), Alex Guglielmucci (sixth) and Kai Devine (11th). Koesema won the tournament title with a 1,464 total, which was 29 pins better than Oswego’s Kameron Rockwell.

The Indians’ sophomore posted an 808 series in the morning, following up a 238 with a 274 and then a 296 in the third game. “Coming off of an 808 series, I just tried to keep my focus and bowl good, which is really hard to do,” Koesema said. “I came back and shot two 230s and then had a 190. I know that everyone on our team is going to contribute in regionals and sectionals. We’re trying to go out with a big bang for the seniors. So we just need to keep our focus and composure.” Guglielmucci joined Rockwell as one of three bowlers to roll a 300 game during the

day. He shot that in his opener and then had a 245 to start the afternoon to finish with a 1,324, which tied Surges for the fourth-best score. Russell posted a 1,255, while Dylan Pickett turned in a 1,250 to help Minooka to a 6,589 total for the day. “For the past three years, I’ve been working toward this, especially since this is the first time that I’m all-conference,” Russell said. “I’m more confident with this team than I’ve ever been. I definitely feel like we have a chance to go through regionals and sectionals and get to state. If we can get a trophy, it would be a perfect way for the seniors to finish up.” Although Plainfield North finished second in the tournament by a 6,418-6,342 margin over Oswego, it was not enough to move it past the Panthers to finish second place. The Tigers had two all-conference athletes, Jack Baggs (fifth) and Steven Sussenbach

(tied, 12th). Baggs shot a 1,296, Matt Gurgel rolled a 1,271 and Dillon McGuire had a 1,270. Plainfield East had the fourth-best score of the tournament, a 6,188. Zack Kendrick had a 1,355 to place third in the tourney, while Patrick Lopez shot a 1,318 to place sixth. That helped Lopez to finish tenth on the all-SPC team while Kendrick tied for 12th place. Romeoville’s Jacob Hubbs turned in a 1,295 total to finish third on the all-SPC team. Plainfield South’s Cory Kopanski shot a 1,277 to help him finish ninth. The other 300 game in the tournament was recorded by the junior-varsity champion, Plainfield North’s Vinnie Spitzzeri. He opened the afternoon with the perfect game and went on to finish with a 1,373 total, which was 14 pins ahead of Minooka’s Austin Schomig. Minooka defeated Plainfield North, 112-75, for the team title.

• Sunday, January 11, 2015

WOODRIDGE – Lockport’s boys bowling team trailed Joliet West by 51 pins going into the sixth game Saturday afternoon at Brunswick Zone. After having two shaky games, it looked as if the Porters would take second in the SouthWest Suburban Blue Conference tournament. Behind the tournament’s best and fifth-best bowlers, Phil Jackinoski (1,284) and Brian Baer (1,252), the Porters shot a 1,090 in the final game, edging Joliet West 6,099-6,075 for a first-place finish in both the tournament and conference. The tournament was eventful for both teams, to say the least. “There were a lot of ups and downs,” Baer said. “We did really well in the morning. We did so great and then took

a lunch break. Every tournament that I can remember, as soon as we come back from the lunch break, we bowl horrible. Game four and five were OK, and we grinded our way through it. In game six, we came back in a big way.” While Lockport had to fight back after struggling in the two games, Joliet West was down 200 pins after the first two games and had to battle back to place second. “Our ultimate goal was to come here and win this tournament, but we came up a little bit short,” Tigers coach Scott Gentile said. “We had seven guys on varsity today, and every one of them contributed. Josh Pesavento and Elijah Lee both shot tremendously today. Kyle Brick was a sub, who came in and shot lights out for four games for us. Noah Plunge shot pretty well. I’m very proud of every one of these guys.”

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Minooka’s Sickler, Lockport win Prospect titles SUBMITTED REPORTS MOUNT PROSPECT – Lockport’s girls bowling team beat Waubonsie Valley 6,1576,147 Saturday to win the 36team Prospect New Year Invitational. Minooka (5951) took third place. Minooka’s Kortney Sickler won the individual title with a 911 total, which was one pin better than Lockport’s Nikki Mendez. Porter Kierstin Vandenburg shot an 893 to finish fourth.


Joliet Catholic 81, Benet Academy 67: Nicole Ekhomu

had 38 points, Ty Battle (17 rebounds) and Jnaya Walker added 10 points each, Mia Farrell scored eight and Andriana Acosta added 10 rebounds for the Angels (11-5, 4-1, East Suburban Catholic).

Lockport 54, Waubonsie Valley 30: Kianna Campbell had 15

points and 11 rebounds to lead the Porters (9-6).

Madison Bunton tallied 13 and (160), Joe Pacetti (170), George Carly Pavlis had 10 assists and Tragos (182) and Tyler Johnson (195) all had pins. Lincoln-Way West 73, Thorn- five steals. Momence 54, Reed-Custer MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ton 56: Stephanie McDonald led West (15-0, 4-0, Southwest 44 : Val Guzman scored 21 Lewis 3, Stanford 0: Behind Suburban Red) with 17 point points to lead the Comets (6- 15 blocks, No. 9 Lewis (2-0) deand eight rebounds, while Em- 12). feated No. 10 Stanford, 25-21, ily Atsinger had 16 points and 25-19, 25-19, at the AVCA ColCourtney O’Donnell added 13 BOYS BASKETBALL lege Showcase. points. Eisenhower 87, Lemont 86 : Eric Fitterer hit .636 with 15 Lemont 51 Eisenhower 49 Rory Cunningham had a kills and only one error on 22 (OT): Shannon O’Donnell team-high 27 points and sev- swings. He added team highs drove the length of court to the en rebounds for Lemont (11-4, with nine blocks (two solo) and free-throw line and scored at 4-1, South Suburban Confer- eight digs while Bobby Walsh the buzzer in overtime. Lem- ence), while Nick Wisz had added seven blocks. Greg Petty finished with 15 ont (8-8, 4-1, South Suburban 20 points, eight rebounds and Conference) was led by Maris- three assists, and PJ Pipes kills and a .591 hitting percentsa Dyer (14 points), O’Donnell had 10 points and five assists. age, Geoff Powell totaled 10 Morris 52, Geneseo 51: Aus- kills, and Scott Fifer had 40 as(12) and Ali Kramer (10). Minooka 54, Plainfield South tin Patterson led Morris (10-4, sists to lead an offense, which 42: Sydney Arlis and Kelly 2-1, Northern Illinois Big 12 hit .393. Carnagio had 19 and 11 points, Conference) with 29 points, respectively, for Minooka (11- while Evan Bjelland chipped WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 4, 4-2, Southwest Prairie Con- in 10. St. Francis 75, Roosevelt ference). 63 : Katie Gonnering scored Coal City 46, Seneca 37: Ni- WRESTLING 25 points and grabbed 18 recole Borgetti scored 19 points Lockport 62, Notre Dame 6: bounds to lead the Saints to a for the Coalers (11-6, 5-0, Inter- Dalton Dwyer (106), George 75-63 a Chicagoland Collegiate state Eight Conference), while Wolfe (145), Eddie Ginnan Athletic Conference win.

Gonnering connected on 11 of 12 free throws and pulled down 11 offensive boards as USF (8-11, 4-2) won its fourth straight game and sixth in its last seven outings. Senior Kaitlyn Ray added 15 points and five assists, while Kamari Jordan had six assists.


St. Francis 93, Roosevelt 78:

Ilya Ilyayev scored a gamehigh 32 points as the Saints won the clash of CCAC leaders. USF (13-5, 7-0) built a 45-32 halftime advantage. Ilyayev was 8 of 14 from the field and was perfect on 14 free-throw attempts. He also handed out five assists and grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Ilyeyev’s 32 points matched his career best. Jake Raspopovich had 10 points and 11 assists. Jens Kennedy and Jo Jo Ballestero each tallied 13 points and Edvinas Presniakovas added 11 points.


Joliet West claims win over Joliet Central in conference match By CURT HERRON cherron@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Although Friday was senior night for Joliet Central’s wrestling team, its dual meet with rival Joliet West featured a lot more competitors who figure to be on hand for the same event next year. Of the 26 individuals who stepped onto the mat for the varsity meet, only seven were seniors, giving both squads plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future. Although the Steelmen put up a good fight and were within a point with five bouts left, the Tigers closed with a flurry and captured a 43-26 SouthWest Suburban Blue victory. “Thinking back to 2008, I coached on that staff with those guys and they run a great program with a lot of tradition,” Tigers coach Chuck Rumpf said. “And those guys are also friends. This meet

promotes some excitement for Joliet wrestling and we saw some good individual matchups, too, so it’s a fun meet. “This was a nice win for us and we have three meets on Saturday, so, hopefully, we can start to build some momentum since regionals are less than a month away. This is a step in the right direction, so we want to build off of it and continue the march toward the postseason.” West, which went with only a dozen individuals and didn’t have Darvell Flagg competing, won nine matches and owned a 16-11 advantage in bonus points, thanks to five falls. Although the Tigers led throughout the meet, the Steelmen managed to close the gap to within 18-14 and 21-20 before West won four of the last five matches, including all four that were contested on the mat. Meekah Ben-Israel started that run at 195 pounds when

“This is a step in the right direction.” Chuck Rumpf Joliet West wrestling coach

he captured an 11-3 win over James Budrick, and then Will Spruell recorded a pin in 19 seconds to boost the lead to 3120. Pat Leaf followed with a pin in 3:49 in the heavyweight match before Andre Martinez picked up a forfeit win for Central. Austin Poch ended the meet by getting a pin in 1:25. “We have a young lineup,” Ben-Israel said. “So we have to keep growing and keep building. I think that by the time we get to the end of the season around the state series that everyone will be strong and ready. I really like the way that things are going. We work

hard in the room. Everyone grinds through it in the room and they don’t give up at all. “I was into most all of the matches. I loved just screaming when someone got two for a takedown. I wrestled with some of these guys in junior high and it’s good to see them grow, and some of them have really gotten better.” West opened the meet with three straight wins to grab a 12-0 lead. David Gutierrez kicked things off at 120 with a pin in 3:43 before Sergio Hernandez got a reversal and nearfall in the final period to claim a 6-3 win over Luis Garcia. After Josh Henley claimed a 6-2 victory over Raul Rosendo at 132, Christian Smith gave the Steelmen their first victory when he got a win by technical fall in 4:00. The squads exchanged falls in the next two matches as West’s Donald Zizich won in 1:24 at 145 and Central’s Tyler

Lawson responded with a pin in 5:33. Malek Harden held off Ben Mahn, 8-7, at 160 to pull the Steelmen to within 18-14, but Jesse Hurtado answered with a 6-0 win over Juan Cisneros. Justin Likar claimed a forfeit win at 195 to cut the lead to one point but the Tigers took control with three straight wins. “We had a couple of matches that could have gone either way, and if those go our way, it’s a totally different match,” Steelmen coach Gardner Coughlen said. “We’re going in the right direction, but we’re very young with some freshmen and a lot of sophomores in the lineup. “In our last quad, we won two out of three matches while only having eight kids. The guys wrestled real good there and wrestled well tonight. This group is pretty feisty and they don’t take losing lightly. If they keep that attitude, we’re going to be good.”


By SCHUYLER DIXON The Associated Press

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Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson passes during the first half of the FCS Championship game against North Dakota State Saturday in Frisco, Texas. “Time was running out,” Roberson said of the play with 8 seconds to go. “I was trying to make a play and I made a dumb throw in the middle of the field. I shouldn’t have made that throw.”

North Dakota State (15-1) lost a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter, but answered quickly after falling behind. RJ Urzendowski had catches of 32 and 33 yards to get the Bison in scoring range, and

rusher Marshaun Coprich, went to his left and cut upfield on the midfield logo. He ran untouched to the end zone. A failed 2-point conversion left the Redbirds with a 27-23 lead with 1:38 remaining. Wentz hit Urzendowski on a crossing route for 32 yards on the first play of the next drive, and later unloaded the ball deep with pressure coming when Urzendowski, a freshman who had 100 yards on five catches, found the ball while safety DraShane Glass never looked back for the throw inside the 10. Wentz scored on the next play, to the delight of yet another mostly green- and yellow-clad crowd that celebrated again about 40 miles from where Oregon and Ohio State will play for the first title in FBS’ College Football Playoff on Monday night.


Hilliard’s shooting helps Wildcats slow hot Blue Devils The ASSOCIATED PRESS VILLANOVA, Pa. – Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points, Ryan Arcidiacono added 14 and No. 8 Villanova halted DePaul’s quick Big East start with an 8164 rout Saturday. The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Big East) shot 53.6 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from

3-point range against the Blue Demons (9-8, 3-1), who came into the contest alone in first place in the conference after three surprising wins. Villanova made a season-high 13 3-pointers on 29 attempts, with Hilliard and Arcidiacono leading the way with four apiece. JayVaughn Pinkston added

nine points and six rebounds for the Wildcats, who outscored DePaul 30-10 in the paint. Tommy Hamilton led the Blue Demons with 12 points and Darrick Wood added 10. The Wildcats, whose only loss of the season came last week at Seton Hall, quickly showed why they were the preseason choice to win the Big

East while DePaul was picked last. Villanova reeled off a 13-0 run to take a 16-5 lead with just less than 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The spurt began with back-to-back 3-pointers from Hilliard and was capped by a ferocious one-handed slam from center Daniel Ochefu. The Wildcats boosted their

lead to 24-9 and surged to a 37-14 advantage with three minutes left on a quick 11-0 run spurred by consecutive Arcidiacono 3-pointers. Villanova made its final eight shots of the first half, capped by Arcidiacono’s buzzer-beating jumper after Ochefu tapped out a pass by Josh Hart from the opposite baseline.


Atkins, Cavaliers rally to beat Connaughton, Fighting Irish By TOM COYNE The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Darion Atkins scored 14 points, and Malcolm Brogdon and Justin Anderson hit key baskets in the final four minutes as thirdranked Virginia outscored No. 13 Notre Dame 9-3 down the stretch to pull out a 62-56 victory Saturday. The Irish tied the score at 53 when Jerian Grant scored in

the paint. But Notre Dame then missed four shots before Demetrius Jackson hit a 3-pointer with one second left. The Irish also had a turnover and Grant missed the front end of a oneand-one. Atkins hit a 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers (15-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coastal Conference) the lead as they improved their all-time record against the Irish (15-2, 3-1) to 8-1. The loss ended Notre Dame’s 11-game winning streak.

Pat Connaughton led the Irish with 21 and Demetrius Jackson and V.J. Beachem had 12 each. After Anderson’s 3-pointer, Brogdon followed with a layup to extend the lead to five points. Anderson then made a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left and Brogdon added two more free throws with 9 seconds left. Brogdon finished with 13 and Anderson had 11. The Irish, who had shot 50

percent or better in 14 of their first 16 games and entered leading the nation in field goal percentage at 54.8 percent, were held to 34 percent shooting by the Cavaliers, who rank second in the nation in scoring defense at 50.8 points. Connaughton hit a 3-pointer with just under five minutes left to give the Irish a 51-50 lead. But the Cavaliers, who had been struggling from 3-point range, got back-to-back 3s from Brog-

don and Anderson. Jerian Grant was held to six points, but had six assists and was key to keeping the Irish offense moving. The Cavaliers dominated early, making six of their first 10 shots while holding the Irish to 2-of-7 shooting and outrebounding the Irish 8-2 to take a 14-6 lead. Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste was 0 for 4 during the stretch, including three blown dunks.

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FRISCO, Texas – Tre Roberson made one huge play to give Illinois State a great chance to end North Dakota State’s three-year run as FCS champion. The Indiana transfer couldn’t do it again. Carson Wentz ran 5 yards for the winning touchdown about a minute after Roberson’s 58-yard run put the Redbirds ahead late, and the Bison became the first team to win four straight FCS titles with a thrilling 29-27 victory Saturday. Roberson reached the 44 in the final seconds trying to answer, but North Dakota State linebacker Esley Thorton won a tussle for the ball on a throw over the middle. The interception was held up on review.

Wentz broke a tackle around the 5 and eased into the end zone with 37 seconds left, capping a 78-yard drive in six plays. Roberson threw three touchdown passes but fell short in the first national title appearance for the Redbirds (13-2), who set a school record in victories. “Like we have all year long, we fought really hard to get back in the game after some mistakes and were able to take the lead,” coach Brock Spack said. “They made some big-time plays at the end to win it. It was just very, very close.” It looked as if the Bison finally would have a disappointing trip to the professional soccer stadium north of Dallas that has become their second home when Roberson faked a handoff to 2,000-yard

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Bears could return to prominence soon Every NFL team wants to make it to the Super Bowl. And if you look at the stats, it seems every team can. Obviously, it’s not quite that simple. But in the past 16 Super Bowls, there have been 11 different champions – the Seahawks, Ravens, Giants, Packers, Saints, Steelers, Colts, Patriots, Buccaneers, Rams and Broncos. The Ravens’ pair of victories came 12 years apart, in 2001 and 2013, but the other repeaters – the Giants, Steelers and Patriots – did it within five years, and with the same quarterbacks at the helm: Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady. A key ingredient to being a perennial power is having a Hall of Fame quarterback running the show, obviously. But if you count teams that simply made it to the Super Bowl, the field opens up. Indeed, in the past 16 years, seven other teams have gotten to the Super Bowl and lost. They are the 49ers, Cardinals, Eagles, Panthers, Titans and Falcons. And, almost forgot,

the Bears. That makes 18 teams that have played in the Super Bowl since 1999. So is it wrong to ask, Why not the Bears? True, few people remember the losers of Super Bowls. Or if they do, it’s with a pinch of contempt. Case in point: How much love does former quarterback Rex Grossman get in these parts, even though he’s the last Bears QB to play in a Super Bowl in 29 years? If you get to the Super Bowl, you have a chance to win it, and that is as close to the pinnacle as a team can come – until kickoff. The point being: Why not the Bears? Why not soon? Like 2015? NFL teams can reload, rebuild, re-invent fast. It’s not like Major League Baseball, where new GMs talk about revamping the minor-league system, creating new training facilities in distant places, sending more scouts to the Caribbean and South America and Japan and Australia. No, big-time NCAA

VIEWS Rick Telander football is the NFL’s minor leagues, tidy and ready to roll. All an NFL guru has to do is draft well, make a couple of trades (hardly any, because of weird rules) and pick up the right free agents. Some of it is luck, because your stud bull can be crippled by a prairie dog hole at any moment. When this year’s Cardinals went from great to pitiful, you can hardly blame folks in charge for two starting quarterbacks going down, leaving the team with a mannequin named Ryan Lindley at the helm. But who cares about the Cardinals? The Bears went 5-11 this season. Can they return to title quality in one year, as chairman George McCaskey said they should? Yes. And, they should. Stats, again. The Ravens went from 8-8

in the 1999 season to the Super Bowl crown after the next season. So did the Saints after the 2009 season after going 8-8 in 2008. More impressive than that, the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV after the 1999 season, coming off a 4-12 record in 1998. The Patriots won the Super Bowl after the 2001 season after a 5-11 finish the year before. It can be done. So what if you’ve got Jay Cutler at quarterback? You win with him, not because of him. Or you dump him and get a young Russell Wilson or a cagey Joe Theismann or Phil Simms or Jeff Hostetler or Brad Johnson. They all won Super Bowls, and none of them is named Staubach or Montana. Ryan Pace, you know what I’m talking about, right? For a cause: T-shirts with slogans can get old pretty fast. They can be funny for a moment, or inspiring, or dumber than a box of mud. I saw an all-timer in New Orleans a few years ago. A girl was wearing it, and it said,

‘‘I’M WITH [Bleep]HEAD,’’ and it had an arrow pointing to the guy next to her. But when I saw Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin wearing a ‘‘Je Suis Charlie’’ T-shirt before the Wizards hosted the Bulls on Friday night, I was thrilled. People had mixed feelings about the ‘‘I CAN’T BREATHE’’ T-shirts that Derrick Rose and others in the NBA wore before games recently, in reference to the death of a New York man in police custody. But this was different. I felt. The phrase means ‘‘I am Charlie’’ in English, and it is the response French citizens have chosen to show they are united against the terrorism that took the lives of 12 people at the satirical Paris newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Athletes aren’t billboards. But when they think, when they care, I love it.

• Rick Telander is a columnist for the Chicago SunTimes and can be reached at rtelander@suntimes.com.


Brady throws 3 TD passes, New England beats Baltimore By HOWARD ULMAN The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady wasn’t going to lose a playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens in his home stadium. Not again. And, because of three touchdown passes by Brady and one by college quarterback turned receiver Julian Edelman, the resilient New England Patriots are headed to the AFC championship game for the fourth straight year. The Patriots overcame two 14-point deficits and Brady led a masterful march to his decisive 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell with more than five minutes left for a 3531 win Saturday. “I don’t think we played as well as we would’ve liked,” said

Brady, who completed eight of nine passes for 72 yards on the winning drive. “We showed a lot of toughness coming back from those two deficits.” The top-seeded Patriots (134) will face the winner of Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts in the conference title game next Sunday. The sixth-seeded Ravens (11-7) had won two of three playoff games in Foxborough over the past five seasons. It was a thrilling game of shifting momentum – two touchdowns by the Ravens, the next two by the Patriots, two more by the Ravens and another two by the Patriots. “We had two separate 14-point leads. Those guys did a good job getting it back to seven as quickly as they could,” said Baltimore quarterback Joe

Flacco, who threw four touchdown passes but also his first two interceptions in six playoff games. “They don’t panic.” Flacco completed his first eight passes, two for touchdowns of 19 yards to Kamar Aiken and 9 yards to Steve Smith, to give the Ravens a 14-0 lead. Then the Patriots tied it on a 4-yard run by Brady and his 15-yard pass to Danny Amendola late in the first half. The Patriots were driving again – until Daryl Smith intercepted Brady’s pass. Brady’s reaction: Grasp both sides of his helmet with his hands then bend over in frustration. Flacco capitalized with an 11-yard scoring pass to Owen Daniels with 10 seconds left for a 21-14 halftime lead.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola catches a 51yard touchdown pass from Julian Edelman, as he runs from Baltimore Ravens defensive back Rashaan Melvin in the second half of an AFC Divisional playoff game Saturday in Foxborough, Mass.


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Plainfield South’s Jacob Buchner (10) drives to the basket in front of Plainfield East’s Jalyn Adams (22). South won, 65-55, Tuesday at Plainfield South High School in Joliet.


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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Bulls Cleveland Milwaukee Indiana Detroit Toronto Brooklyn Boston Philadelphia New York Atlanta Washington Miami Charlotte Orlando

Central Division W L Pct 26 12 .684 19 18 .514 20 19 .513 15 24 .385 13 24 .351 Atlantic Division W L Pct 25 11 .694 16 21 .432 12 23 .343 7 29 .194 5 35 .125 Southeast Division W L Pct 28 8 .778 25 11 .694 15 21 .417 15 24 .385 13 26 .333

GB – 6½ 6½ 11½ 12½ GB – 9½ 12½ 18 22 GB – 3 13 14½ 16½


Southwest Division W L Pct 26 11 .703 25 11 .694 26 12 .684 23 15 .605 18 18 .500 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 28 8 .778 Oklahoma City 18 19 .486 Denver 17 20 .459 Utah 13 25 .342 Minnesota 5 31 .139 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 29 5 .853 L.A. Clippers 25 12 .676 Phoenix 22 17 .564 Sacramento 15 21 .417 L.A. Lakers 12 25 .324

GB – ½ ½ 3½ 7½

Houston Memphis Dallas San Antonio New Orleans

GB – 10½ 11½ 16 23 GB – 5½ 9½ 15 18½

Saturday’s Games Bulls 95, Milwaukee 87 Charlotte 110, New York 82 L.A. Clippers 120, Dallas 100 Philadelphia 93, Indiana 92 Toronto 109, Boston 96 Detroit 98, Brooklyn 93 Houston 97, Utah 82 San Antonio 108, Minnesota 93 Orlando at Portland, (n) Sunday’s Games Washington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Orlando at Bulls, 7 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Nashville Blackhawks St. Louis Winnipeg Colorado Dallas Minnesota Anaheim Vancouver San Jose Los Angeles Calgary Arizona Edmonton

Central Division GP W L OT 41 28 9 4 42 27 13 2 42 26 13 3 41 20 14 7 42 18 16 8 41 18 16 7 40 18 17 5 Pacific Division GP W L OT 42 26 10 6 39 23 13 3 42 22 15 5 41 19 13 9 42 21 18 3 41 16 21 4 42 10 23 9

Pts 60 56 55 47 44 43 41

GF 125 130 136 104 112 126 110

GA 93 94 105 100 122 135 117

Pts 58 49 49 47 45 36 29

GF 116 113 115 115 122 97 95

GA 114 103 115 107 114 136 141


Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts 43 27 12 4 58 41 26 12 3 55 42 22 11 9 53 43 22 15 6 50 39 19 11 9 47 42 22 17 3 47 41 17 16 8 42 43 14 26 3 31 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Islanders 42 28 13 1 57 Pittsburgh 41 25 10 6 56 Washington 41 22 11 8 52 N.Y. Rangers 38 23 11 4 50 Columbus 40 18 19 3 39 Philadelphia 42 16 19 7 39 New Jersey 44 15 21 8 38 Carolina 42 13 24 5 31

Tampa Bay Montreal Detroit Boston Florida Toronto Ottawa Buffalo

GF 140 111 117 113 96 137 110 81

GA 111 95 106 111 103 130 113 147

GF 131 122 123 121 104 112 96 88

GA 116 98 105 94 131 126 124 112

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games St. Louis 5, Carolina 4, SO Boston 3, Philadelphia 1 Nashville 3, Minnesota 1 Colorado 4, Dallas 3 Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 1, OT Washington 3, Detroit 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Columbus 2 Ottawa 5, Arizona 1 Calgary at Vancouver, (n) Winnipeg at Los Angeles,(n) N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, (n)



Gasol powers Bulls past Bucks

SUNDAY’S EVENTS Girls Basketball JCA at Fremd/Chicagoland Showcase

By JAY COHEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had a career-high 46 points to go along with 18 rebounds and the Bulls bounced back from a pair of ugly losses with a 9587 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Gasol was 17 for 30 from the field and 12 for 13 at the line. Kirk Hinrich added 16 points for the Bulls, and Jimmy Butler had nine points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in the opener of a three-game homestand. The Bulls were coming off a pair of bad losses to Utah and Washington, when they shot a combined 36 percent from the field. They weren’t much better against Milwaukee, finishing at 40 percent (35 for 88), but Gasol’s big performance was enough to hold off the Bucks. Brandon Knight scored 20 points for Milwaukee, which had won its past five road games. Jared Dudley had 15 points, and fellow reserve O.J. Mayo finished with 12. Milwaukee trailed for the entire first half, but moved in front with a 12-2 run to begin the third quarter. Knight had two jumpers in the surge. The Bulls responded with a 10-0 run of their own for a 60-51 lead with 4:43 to go. Butler capped the surge with two free throws after he drew a foul on Khris Middleton while shooting a 3 as the shot clock expired. Gasol then helped the Bulls close it out in the final period. He had a driving layup that made it 87-75 with 4:01 remaining. He finished with four straight free throws, surpassing his previous career best of 44 points for Memphis against Seattle on March 28, 2006. The Bulls played without starters Derrick Rose and Mike Dunleavy. Rose, who missed much of the past 2∏ seasons because of a series of injuries, was sidelined by left knee soreness, and Dunleavy missed his fifth straight game with a right ankle injury. Dunleavy had an MRI and was scheduled to see team physician Dr. Brian Cole on Saturday night. Rose also was

MONDAY’S EVENTS Boys Basketball Minooka at Maine South-Galesburg Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Coal City at Wilmington, 6:45 p.m. Minooka at Providence, 7 p.m. St. Anne at Dwight, 7 p.m. Reed-Custer at Peotone, 7 p.m. Herscher at Seneca, 7 p.m. Gardner-South Wilmington at Beecher, 7:15 p.m. Girls Bowling Joliet Central at Thornridge, 4:30 p.m. Joliet West at Oswego, 4:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way West at Peotone, 4:30 p.m.


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Bulls’ Pau Gasol goes up to shoot against Milwaukee Bucks’ John Henson during the first half of a game Saturday at the United Center.

Up next Bulls host the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. Monday expected to meet with Cole, and coach Tom Thibodeau said the point guard also could be headed for an MRI depending on the result of Cole’s examination. Milwaukee’s visit to the United Center was supposed to be Jabari Parker’s first NBA game in his hometown, but the rookie forward is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last month. The Bulls went right inside

to Gasol on their first possession, and just kept feeding the big man. He scored the first seven points of the game and had 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting at the break. Milwaukee shot 37 percent (15 for 41) from the field on its way to a 48-39 deficit at halftime. Dudley helped the Bucks stay in the game with 11 points in the first two quarters.


Tony Snell had two points, six rebounds and two assists in his first start of the season. He made 12 starts during his rookie year last season. ... It was Gasol’s team-best 20th double-double.

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE Pro football NFC Division Playoffs, Dallas at Green Bay, 12:05 p.m., FOX AFC Division Playoffs, Indianapolis at Denver, 3:40 p.m., CBS Pro hockey Minnesota at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., NBCSN Men’s basketball Northwestern at Michigan St., 11 a.m., BTN Duke at N.C. State, 12:30 p.m., CBS Wichita St. at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m., ESPNU Wisconsin at Rutgers, 5 p.m., BTN California at UCLA, 6:30 p.m., FS1 Florida St. at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPNU Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m., BTN Stanford at USC, 9 p.m., ESPNU Arizona at Oregon St., 9 p.m., FS1 Women’s basketball Kentucky at South Carolina, noon, ESPN2 LSU at Texas A&M, noon,

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Making the death of Lincoln come alive Joliet funeral director to use replica of Lincoln’s casket for educational program By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND dunland@shawmedia.com JOLIET – He’s a former candidate for Will County coroner, telephone operator and a former birthday party clown. He’s also ventriloquist, puppet collector and Civil War re-enactor. It’s that last role that led Chuck Lyons, funeral director at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Joliet, to bring a replica of President Lincoln’s casket to Joliet in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death, and to offer a program and artifact display Feb. 7 once the casket is here. “Kids aren’t learning history like we did in school,” Lyons said. “We feel that, as re-enactors, we’re not just out there playing army. We’re becoming living historians. ... There’s a lot of misinformation out there. We’re going to set the record straight.” Because he is a Civil War buff, Lyons said he knew the casket was available to funeral homes. In fact, they are in such demand, it took Lyons six months to arrange an appearance in Joliet. “He [Lincoln] was killed in April but I figured April might be a busy month for the casket,” Lyons said. “But I thought if we could get it in February close to his birthday, that might create a lot of interest. It’s a fascinating story.” What makes a presentation about Lincoln’s death fascinating? For one, Lyons said, it’s a murder mystery, and that makes most people curious about the details surrounding the event. “We all know that Lincoln was at Ford Theater,” Lyons said. “We know that his guard was not present, that he was with a general – we believe it

If you go Q What: “The Assassination and

Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln” Q When: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 7 Q Where: Woodlawn Funeral Home, 3201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet Q ETC: PowerPoint presentation, questions and answers, replica of Lincoln’s coffin, artifacts. For high school age and up. Q Cost: Free. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Q RSVP: 815-725-0100 was a general – and his wife, and the general’s companion, although we’re not sure if she was his wife or not.” As an actor, Booth was familiar with the theater and knew Lincoln was going to be there that night. A kidnapping originally was planned, Lyons said, but it turned into murder. “When Booth killed the president, that co-existence ceased to exist,” Lyons said. “People in the North blamed the South and so the South paid a heavy price. Booth fled and thought the South would claim him as a hero. But because the war was over, and the people wanted to become one country, Booth found himself vilified.” The casket replica is exclusive to funeral homes, Lyons said. About 10 years ago, staff at the Abraham Lincoln Museum contacted Batesville Casket Company in Indiana to make the replica. The company made five, donated one and the other four are available for special programs. Lyons said the mahogany casket – with black broadcloth and silver tacks – is identical to the coffin built for Lincoln. “Lincoln, by the way, was

one of the first to start the embalming craze,” Lyons said. “He had one of his sons embalmed and was so pleased with the results and how lifelike his son looked in death that when he was assassinated, Mary Todd had the same embalmer treat the president.” Lyons said his program will consist of a PowerPoint presentation, a time for questions and a display of various artifacts, such as embalming equipment, mourning garments and badges, photos of the president and various Civil War memorabilia. “The Assassination and Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln” initiates a quarterly informational series, Lyons said. Part of its purpose will be to educate people on funeral planning, but it won’t be exclusively so. For instance, one future program Lyons is planning at Woodlawn Funeral Home will explain the Vial of Life Project and how to safely store vital information in case of an emergency. “We want people to know we care about the living, too, that we’re a resource and that we want to help them,” Lyons said. It’s this desire to help people that led Lyons – who once sold robots that taught safety to kids – to attend mortuary school more than 20 year ago and then work in profession that Lyons had desired since he was 16, one that he calls rewarding. “We take people from that moment of sincere grief and tragedy and walk them through the point where the find some comfort, are ready to start the grieving process, and – hopefully – once they come out of that tunnel,” Lyons said, “to have joyful memories and live life again.”

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TOP: Chuck Lyons will be hosting a special event at the Woodlawn Funeral Home on the death and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. BOTTOM: A replica of the .44-caliber derringer used by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln

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PEOPLE BRIEFS NHBW chapter to host Empowerment Series

ship, applicants must reside in Will County, meet income guidelines and attend an accredited institution of higher education in Illinois during the 2015 calendar year. Applications will be available beginning Jan. 20 at 2455 Glenwood Ave, Joliet. Completed applications must be returned by close of business day Feb. 3. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered for award. Contact Maureen Pool at 815722-0722 ext 222.

JOLIET – The National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc. Joliet Chapter will host its yearly Family Empowerment Series. These workshops are to help increase family financial literacy, family literacy and anger and conflict management. A certificate will be presented after completing the workshop series. This free series starts Jan. 20 and continue until Feb. 19. Workshops will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Second Baptist Church, 156 South Joliet St. in Scout badges offered at Joliet. Plainfield Park District Contact NHBW Inc. Joliet PLAINFIELD – Trained instrucChapter at 815-364-2740. tors at the Plainfield Park District can help to scout troops working Apply now for on cooking or equestrian partial scholarships JOLIET – The Will County Cen- badges. Sessions are 1 hour long and ter for Community Concerns is geared toward ages 5 to 10. Cost offering a limited number of paris $10 per child. For information tial scholarships to income-eligior to schedule an appointment ble residents of Will County. contact Misty B. at 815-436Scholarship funding is provided 8812 or bartlett@plainfieldparkby the Illinois Department district.com. of Commerce and Economic Grooming badges can be Opportunity. earned at Normantown EquesTo be eligible for this scholar-

trian Center. Scouts will learn the basics of horse safety and grooming, followed by a short ride on a horse or pony that is led by a handler. There is no riding instruction included. Sessions are by appointment only and tailored to the classroom portion of the troop’s requirements. Sessions are 90 minutes long and are geared to age 8 and older. Cost is $20 a child. The minimum is 5 children; the maximum is 12. For information, call 815-4368812.

Ladies Auxiliary seeking Gold Star Mothers

BOLINGBROOK – The 11th District of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary wishes to increase the number of Gold Star Mothers that are recognized each year for having lost a son or daughter during their service tours of duty. This year’s recognition luncheon will be March 8 at the Wheaton Post. Interested Gold Star Mothers should contact Linda Wojdyla at 630 240-3907 (phone) or 630 783 3525 (fax).

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Two classes at Mokena school become pen pals

Search for bald eagles THE HERALD–NEWS CHANNAHON – Search for American bald eagles wintering along the Des Plaines River during a self-guided “Eagle Watch on the River” tour on paved paths around the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane. The program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14 through Jan. 16 and again Jan. 28 through Jan. 30. Bring binoculars and a camera. Stop at the center to learn more about eagles as you sip on a free hot beverage. Dress for the weather. Registration is not required for the free, all-ages program. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

Photos courtesy of Paul Dacko

Joliet West students named in Merit Scholarship Program THE HERALD–NEWS JOLIET – Joliet West High School students Sean Chapman, Margaret Spesia and Youjia Wang have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Chapman, Spesia and Wang join 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recog-

nized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

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Sean Chapman (from left), Youjia Wang and Margaret Spesia.

Keyboard lessons

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Donna Wojcik’s first-grade class and Tracey Schimke’s third-grade class of Arbury Hills School in Mokena are pen pals this year. They get together for special projects, to practice math facts and read together. This is the first time the classes got together, and they got to know each other outside at a fun recess while it was still warm.

Brynah Johnson was one of the third-grade students at Frankfort Square Elementary School learning keyboarding skills with the program “Type to Learn.” Photo provided

The HERALD-NEWS JOLIET – JTHS Curriculum Director Alberto Filipponi was selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language for the 2014-2015 school year. Filipponi is the District Curriculum Director for Social Science & World Languag-

es and ESL/Bilingual Program Director. He was nominated and selected in “Category V,” which recognizes individuals who have been influential in shaping public policy in favor of foreign language learning in Illinois. The awards luncheon was Oct. 24 at the ICTFL Annual Fall Conference in Tinley Park. Jo Anne Bratkovich,

JWHS French teacher, nominated Filipponi for the award and worked with several teachers from both campuses to submit recommendation letters. During his Alberto tenure, Filipponi Filipponi led world language teachers as they updated and revised

district curriculum by aligning it to the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and state standards. He was also a leader in creating pre- and post-assessment tools used to more accurately track students’ skills and progress as language learners. He increased course offerings in World Language (AP Spanish Language & Culture), served

on the Illinois Bilingual Advisory Council, and coordinated/hosted the Professional Development Consortia with regional districts focusing on the best practices in World Language. Filipponi is currently working to implement ISBE’s State “Seal of Biliteracy” program to recognize and encourage study in a second language.

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Winning Team No. 5, led by Jon Zapotoczny, who is pictured in the middle.

Helping with food drive

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LWC NHS welcomes 134 new members

tional Honor Society inductees are: Jonathan Goldsmith-Ramos, Jacob Haubenreiser, Emily Mikenis, Molly NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way CenSchmitt, Alexis Aguirre, John Gustral National Honor Society (NHS) tafson, Stephanie Michalski, Timowelcomed 134 new members in their induction ceremony Oct. 16 at thy Sarhage, Courtney Barrett, Colin Hathaway, Nicole Michonski, Marc the Central Fine Arts Center, New Schaefer, Kaleigh Bateman-Rochon, Lenox. Nicholas Sabatini, NHS vice-pres- Kourtney Bautz, Paulette Hausner, Julia Miner, Jena Schneider, Alyssa ident, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Boisvert, Alana Havens, Amber NHS member Jade Rector sang Murray, Meghan Sieja, Skylar Bojan, The National Anthem. In addition to Sabatini, NHS officers are: Emily Austin Healy, Kaileigh Nelson, Justin Silberman, Angela Briseno, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, president; Delaney Shepherd is treasurer; and Madeline Healy, Kirsten Nevin, Juliana Sipich, Jordan Brown, Isaias Herring, AshMcLaughlin is secretary. ley Nickels, and Joseph Smith. The Lincoln-Way High Schools In addition, Lincoln-Way Central traditionally recognize each year 2014 National Honor Society a community member and faculty member for their service and dedica- inductees are: Neal Brown, Jalyn tion to the community and schools. Hobbs, Michael Nommensen, Kailey Smith, Jake Burke, Kailey Hogan, This year Central NHS students Madison Nordstrom, Tori Smith, honored Jay Johnson, community Isaac Hopper, Kyle Nolan, Jenna member and retired principal for Sokolowski, Devin Carroll, Abbey Lincoln-Way Central High School; Jones, Kelly Nylen, Cole Stencel, and Lincoln-Way Central faculty Kendall Carstens, Derek Jones, member, Lisa Parker. Jaclyn Oldenburg, Erin Strache, Superintendent R. Scott Tingley Nathan Chianelli, Brooke Kachinsky, gave the keynote address for the Emmett Orr, Anna Suppes, Autumn ceremony. He spoke to the values Cooper, Matthew Kadubek, Aaron of the four main principals of acceptance into the National Honor Pachol, Michael Szewczyk, Megan Cosgrove, Samantha Keating, SabiSociety: scholarship, leadership, na Palermo, Alaina Thompson, Ryan service, and character. The Lincoln-Way Central 2014 Na- Dauzvardis, Sydney Kelly, Yasmin

with approximately 10 to 11 members on each team. Each LOCKPORT – The Lockport team was received an item of Township High School football need for the food pantry. Team No. 5, led by football program participated in a food drive for the Lockport FISH player Jon Zapotoczny, had Food Pantry the week of Oct. the largest donation. Team No. 13 with collection and delivery 5 received a pizza dinner after practice Oct. 20, which was Oct. 18. The Lockport FISH Food provided by the LTHS football Pantry, located on 9th Street in booster parents. The sophomore and freshLockport, provides for needy families in both Lockport and man teams contributed as well, and the food drive was Homer Townships. To create a friendly com- coordinated by varsity football petition, the varsity football parents Kathy Schubert and team was split into eight teams Lucy Pollard.


PEOPLE BRIEF Pantoja, Kevin Triner, Cailey Davern, Alyssa Klahn, Brianna Paulsen, Krystal Uteg, Robert Dedo, Danielle Knowlton, Peyton Payne, Michael DeGroot, Cody Kolbus, Emmalee Pentek, Hailey VanRoosendaal, Samantha Deninger, Peter Kolyvas, Olivia Persin, Stephanie Carbajal, and Jasmine Vega. Additional National Honor Society inductees are: Bryan Ditchman, Mateusz Korzen, Meghan Peters, Darren Visak, Brooke Egan, Tyler Krzebiot, Julia Pickman, Colin Vrabec,Tyler Erickson, Michael Kulinski, Amanda Pierson, Alyssa Ward, Matthew Fleckenstein, Kristan Lazarski, Christopher Ponton, Courtney Weigal, Kaitlyn Forsythe, Toni Leitshuh, Jessica Posch, Allison Wesel, Hayden Galindo, Cora Likins, Riley Recker, Amilia Westergaard, Rachel Gamen, Kara Linde, Alexander Reils, Matthew Whitney, Amanda Gavin, Philip Rinaldi, Mallory Winter, Amelia Gengo, Vincent Marchio, Caitlin Rinke, Thomas Wisinski, Lauren Gerritsen, Jenna Martino, Tyler Roiland, Katherine Wozniak, Ryan Glennon, Rachel McDade, Abbey Rose, Alexander Meyers, Justin Rubin, Tegan Young, Amanda Grady, Jenna Meyers, Mark Sargis, and Jillian Zarnowski. – The Herald-News

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Oakwood School offers selected kindergarten students the opportunity to participate in a 75-minute extended day program, which focuses on the development of specific literacy skills which are prerequisites to reading.

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PEOPLE BRIEFS Chamber now accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship program

NEW LENOX – Applications are now available for the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce annual scholarship. The chamber awards scholarships to one student from each of the three area high schools: Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way West and Providence Catholic. Applications must be returned to the chamber office by 5 p.m. March 20. Qualifications: • Students must graduating seniors enrolled at Lincoln-Way Central High School, Lincoln-Way West High School and Providence Catholic High School. • Students must reside in the Village of New Lenox or New Lenox Township. • Students must plan to attend a technical or trade school, business college, or a two or four-year college or university. Applications are available online at www.newlenxchamber.com. For additional information or

questions, contact the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce at 815-485-4241 or emily@ newlenoxchamber.com.

Pee Wee Gym open at Joliet Park District

JOLIET – The Joliet Park District’s Pee Wee Open Gym is a program for children ages 1 to 2 and ages 3 to 5. Features include active participation, sports, age appropriate equipment and an obstacle course in a clean, safe and open environment. The program is from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. The cost is $6 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. The Multi-Purpose Center is at 3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. For information, call 815-7417275 or visit jolietpark.org.

Mokena Community Park District receives grant MOKENA – The Mokena Community Park District was awarded an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development matching grant in the sum of $400,000 for Yunker Farm

improvements. Executive Director Jim Romanek attended an announcement ceremony on Jan. 3 in Oak Park, where Gov. Pat Quinn awarded 75 grants totaling $26,072,000.

was given to The Movement to conduct a second educational contest. The topic, “How would you change/ improve your community,” brought in more than 25 participants from Joliet schools. There were three winners, Joliet United Movement LaTaysia Loudermilk submitted announces new contest her essay from the Forest Park and essay contest winners Community Center. Quincy JOLIET – The Joliet Unity Stone of Union School District, Movement is proud to anand Madeline Gabl of Joliet nounce the winners of its essay Central High School is our final contest. winner. A generous donation of $500 The first educational contest

is ongoing. “The 4.0 Challenge,” is open to elementary and junior high school students in the Joliet Area maintaining a 4.0 grade point average consistently for the 2014-15 school year. They will be entered into a raffle for $1,000 to one winner. Parents must register their student and submit report cards to the Joliet Unity Movement. Register at jolietunitymovement@gmail.com or mail to Joliet Unity Movement, P.O. Box 372, Joliet, IL, 60434 – The Herald-News

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The HERALD-NEWS JOLIET – Joliet Junior College was one of seven community colleges in the nation and one of only four colleges in Illinois to receive the International Studies and Foreign Language Education grant from the Department of Education this fall.

The $120,641 grant will allow the college to plan, develop and carry out programs that strengthen and improve international studies and foreign language courses at the college. The first year of the grant will focus on Brazil, and pending congressional approval, additional funding for two more years of international

PEOPLE BRIEFS Lincoln-Way E. announces in Mukwonago have paired homecoming king, queen with the Wisconsin Depart-

logia do Estado de São Paulo (FATEC Mogi Mirim). They also will travel to Sao Paulo, the Atlantic rainforest, and visit a pacified favela community in Rio de Janeiro. In August, students led by JJC faculty will spend about three weeks in Brazil, earning JJC credit while visiting the same locations in Brazil as the

faculty, but spending additional in Mogi Mirim where they will interact with local college students from FATEC Mogi Mirim. For information, visit www.jjc.edu/english-worldlang/international-education/ Pages/study-abroad.aspx or contact Brattoli at 815-280-2470 or tbrattol@jjc.edu.

Cookies for Courage project in Frankfort

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ment of Natural Resources in an effort to repair the Mukwonago River at the former Rainbow Springs property. Every week throughout the school year, Montessori students from across the Midwest travel to NCI with classmates and teachers to participate in supplemental academic curriculum in the outdoors with Mukwonago River Unit. Work has included mapping the river meanders, measuring stream flow, assessing biodiversity, removing invasive species, building brush bundles to aid in sediment collection, planting trees, examining water quality, studying fish populations, protecting native species during culvert removal, cleaning up litter, restoring the river bank, and mapping natural spring locations on the property. Schools participating in the collaborative work at the MRU are Batavia Montessori (Batavia), Brickton Montessori (Chicago), Council Oaks Montessori (Chicago), Country Meadows Montessori (Gurnee), Crystal Lake Montessori (Crystal Lake), Joliet Montessori (Joliet), Lemont Montessori (Lemont), Madison Community Montessori (Middleton, Wisconsin), Milwaukee Montessori (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Montessori Habitat Joliet Montessori (Champaign), and Nature’s participates in Classroom Montessori (MukMukwonago River Unit JOLIET – Students attending wonago, Wisconsin) – The Herald-News Nature’s Classroom Institute NEW LENOX – Topping off Homecoming Week for Lincoln-Way East students was the dance on Oct. 18 in the school’s gymnasium. The theme was “MonopolEast.” More than 1,500 students enjoyed the evening and cheered when Homecoming King Tommy Hamilton and Queen Emily Karl were announced. Both students attended Hickory Creek Middle School in Frankfort and both run cross country in the fall and track in the spring. Karl is a member of Pi Sigma Pi, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the German Honor Society. She is in her third year of taking German and enjoys the language very much. She likes chemistry and biology, and has applied to Purdue University and Loyola University in Chicago for school next year. Hamilton enjoys his active membership and community service events with National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Pi, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society, along with running. With the goal of becoming a pediatric oncologist, Hamilton is applying to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Alabama and Northwestern University.

programs is expected. Six JJC faculty will visit Brazil in March. Professors Tamara Ponzo Brattoli, Kristin LaTour, Nataliya Marchenko, Eileen McKee, Fredric Miller and Andy Neill will spend three days in Mogi Mirim, Brazil, on cultural exchange with faculty from Faculdades de Tecno-

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Frankfort students participate in the “Cookies for Courage” project. The student council at Hickory Creek Middle School in Frankfort launched its inaugural year for the “Cookies for Courage” program. Student council members and their families baked cookies and the students packaged trays for the five Frankfort Fire Department stations and the Frankfort Police Department. Hickory Creek Middle School Principal, Kevin Suchinski, delivered cookie trays to the Frankfort Fire Stations and student council teacher sponsor, Heather Fox, delivered cookie trays to the Frankfort Police Department.

Lemont Fire Department discusses fire safety The HERALD-NEWS LEMONT – Members of the Lemont Fire Department visited fourth- and fifth-grade students at River Valley School to discuss fire safety and prevention. They reviewed when it is and is appropriate to call 911, as well as when it is not appropriate to call 911. The firefighters talked about staying low to the ground to avoid smoke, quickly getting out of a burning structure and having a “meeting Photo provided place” planned in advance. Lemont Fire Department visits River Valley School to discuss fire safety. The firefighters emphasized that a person should never re- that the firefighters will take The firefighters showed some turn to a burning structure to care of that job. of the equipment and pointed retrieve anything, not even a The kids saw a fire truck out different features of their pet, and reassured the students and an ambulance up close. vehicles.

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

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Billy Wilder said, “An actor entering through the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation.” In this deal, South has to win 12 tricks with hearts as trumps. What should he do after West leads a trump? In the auction, four clubs is Gerber, asking for aces. When the dummy comes down, declarer’s first thought is probably that he can win 12 tricks via one spade, six hearts, three diamonds and two clubs. But that requires finding the diamond queen. If he takes the diamond finesse the wrong way, he will go down. Is there something preferable? No doubt you are unsurprised to learn that there is a better situation. South should first try to establish a third club winner. However, to do that, he needs to find clubs splitting 4-3 and to have three dummy entries: two for club ruffs and one to cash the 13th club. What are those dummy doors? They have to be one club and two diamonds. But how can declarer get those two diamond doors if East has the queen? After drawing trumps, declarer plays a club to dummy’s king, cashes the club ace and ruffs a club in his hand. If the clubs break 5-2 or worse, South must guess who holds the diamond queen, presumably playing the opponent short in clubs for that card. However, when clubs divide 4-3, declarer next runs his diamond 10. Here, East wins the trick, but now South has his necessary dummy doors: the diamond ace and jack.

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Dear Doctor K: Does menopause cause weight gain? Dear Reader: In the United States, women typically go through menopause between 47 and 59 years of age. And the average woman gains about one pound per year around the time of menopause. Not surprisingly, we tend to assume that menopause causes weight gain. Research suggests that there is no direct link between menopause and weight gain. But menopause may play an indirect role. For example, poor sleep can lead to weight gain. And many menopausal women have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Lack of sleep may alter the hormones that regulate hunger. If you’re not sleeping well, you may feel hungrier before meals and less full after meals. Stress can also play a role in weight gain. At menopause, the body stops making the hormone estrogen. This reduces the body’s ability to regulate the hormone cortisol, which helps to manage stress. Higher cortisol levels may trigger an increase in appetite. Other changes that occur around the same time as menopause may also contribute to weight gain. As women age, muscle mass decreases and fat mass increases. This slows metabolism. As a result, the body burns off fewer calories than it did previously. Many women’s eating patterns change around menopause, due to other changes in their lives. When children move out of the house, some women may no longer cook or eat dinner regularly. Eating infrequently or skipping meals can slow metabolism, further interfering with your body’s ability to burn calories. There’s another reason that eating patterns start


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Dear Mom: Bring it up! Daryl isn’t clairvoyant, and he may not realize how much your son longs for a role model. Explain it to him and see how he responds. Your fiance may not have been a hands-on dad with his own sons. The teen years are an important time, and Daryl still has time to lay the groundwork for a mentoring relationship if he starts showing an interest now. If he waits too long, Kevin may conclude that Daryl doesn’t really care about him and thinks he doesn’t measure up in some way, which could affect his self-esteem for years to come. Dear Abby: I am 40, married and busy. I work a full-time job and go to school part-time. My schedule is filled with just my normal activities. I have a busy social life and many family members, so every weekend my hus-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips band and I are invited to something. I enjoy these gatherings, but sometimes I just want a weekend to myself to do what I want to do -- go to the beach, a park, take care of something that needs to be done around the house, or just sit and watch TV or go to a movie. I find it hard to say no to the invitations. How can I politely decline some of them without offending or hurting friends or family members? – Social Enough

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Dear Social Enough: So you’re a people pleaser. It is not rude or hurtful to refuse invitations by saying, “Thank you for wanting us, but we already have a commitment for that day.” It’s also not rude to tell the person your schedule has been so full that you have been buzzing around like a bee in a fit and need to just plain rest and catch up on chores. That’s what I recommend you start doing without feeling guilty about it, because everyone needs a certain amount of downtime so they don’t make themselves sick. Dear Abby: I was talking to my daughter about what I would want for a birthday present since I have plenty of “stuff” and I am trying to get rid of it. Could I suggest that instead of giving me something, she come and take something – or even two somethings? What do you think? – Ann

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Dear Abby: I am a 47-yearold woman with a 12-yearold son. I met a wonderful man I’ll call “Daryl,” and we have been dating for about three years. We recently became engaged and are planning to be married this spring. I have had one concern for a while, and I probably should have already addressed it with him. Daryl is very good about including my son, “Kevin,” in almost all of our outings, but he never asks Kevin to do any “guy” things with him. Daryl has grown sons, so it’s not like he doesn’t know how to do the guy thing. Kevin has never had a father in his life, so he longs for this kind of companionship. I’m afraid if I bring it up, Daryl may feel compelled to start doing it, but I don’t want him to do it only because I said something. I was hoping it was something my fiance might have wanted to do earlier on in the relationship. Should I say something or let it take its course? –

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HOROSCOPE TODAY – Your power of persuasion will bring good results. If you express your creative ideas and display your skills, you will find capable people willing to help you. A trip to an unusual location will give you a wider vision of the possibilities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be practical when it comes to money matters. Your future will improve if you make adjustments now. Get a family budget in place and make sure everyone is on board. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Listen to the voice of experience. Time spent with an elderly friend or relative will bring a positive insight that you will be able to incorporate into your life. Consider a marketable venture.

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trend. Decisions regarding your personal life will enhance your situation. Make plans to improve your living arrangements. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Find out what is going on behind the scenes. If you don’t feel that the information you are receiving is accurate, talk to a trusted friend. Refrain from making an impulsive move. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Time spent with people you love will brighten your day. Patience will pay off. You will be commended for something that you did in the past. Don’t be shy; step into the spotlight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Have fun. Go shopping, to a spa, or wherever pleases you. Putting distance between you and stressful situations

will do you a world of good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Changes at home will be rewarding, but get the go-ahead from anyone affected by the planned alterations. Equality in your personal relationships will bring the best results. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – It’s important to keep in mind that not everyone shares your beliefs or desires. A thoughtful approach and straightforward explanation will allow you to move forward without opposition. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – If you make an effort to get along with others, you will get further ahead. Positive changes will result from compromise and a willingness to listen to others.

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This distinctively, remarkable spacious home is located in Shenandoah which is a community of upscale luxury homes northwest of downtown Plainfield offering its residents a scenic walking and biking path alongside ponds and fields which, along with nearby playgrounds and a sports park, provide activities for the whole family to enjoy. The home is set on a premium lot that backs to greenspace. A grand 2 story foyer has a staircase leading to 4 bedrooms all of which have access to baths. The 22x17 master suite has a luxury bath and walk-in closet. There are gleaming hardwood floors and 9 foot ceilings throughout the main level. Here is a family size kitchen with plenty of work space, granite counters, 42 inch maple cabinets, an island and an eating area that opens to the 2 story family room with a fireplace and stacked windows that drench the area in natural light. Also on the main level is a bedroom and an office with French doors. And, that’s not all. The walkout basement with 9 foot ceilings is finished! It has a recreation room, exercise room, another bedroom,

Beautiful 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath brick ranch on large lot in Twin Oaks West. Formal living room. Large 3-season room. Partially finished bsmt. Full walk-up attic.

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Offered at $198,000 Jane Hopkins, 730-1900 x23. MLS # 08769747

4490 Timber Ridge Ct. Unit 94, Joliet 2 bed, 2 bath 1st floor condo with private entrance. Troy School District. In-unit laundry. Fresh paint; new carpet and vinyl flooring. Offered at $84,900 Tom Mulvey, Managing Broker, 730-1900 x22. MLS # 08806684

1300 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60435

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BOLINGBROOK $235,000, 873 Hartford Ln, Bolingbrook 60440-1491, 02-08206-021-0000, Robert H Brown Sr To Daniel Johnson $185,000, 895 Brompton Cir, Bolingbrook 60440-1493, 02-08207-004-0000, Hsbc Bank Usa Trustee To Sami $142,000, 860 Poplar Ln, Bolingbrook 60440-1614, 02-16-109003-0000, Frick Trust To Antonio Baeza, July 1 BRAIDWOOD $182,000, 878 W Kennedy Rd, Braidwood 60408-1845, 24-07408-021-0000, Ryan Powell To Robert L Boseo, $128,000, 860 Blackhawk Dr, Braidwood 60408-1886, 24-06302-008-0000, Jp Morgan Chase Bank To Brittany L ELWOOD $167,000, 897 Arrowhead Dr, Elwood 60421-6092, 11-20-106026-0000, David W Knutsen To Richard M $181,000, 898 Meadowbrook Rd, Elwood 60421-6080, 11-20-105009-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp FRANKFORT $214,000, 8647 Saddlebred Ct, Frankfort 60423-8618, 09-23-301005-1003, Debbie J Vernon To Roger P Jacob $165,000, 885 Basswood Ln, Frankfort 60423-1180, 09-17-476018-0000, James T Tokoly To Adam Oberman $363,000, 8904 Liatris Dr, Frankfort 60423-1788, 09-15-201-0050000, Phuong T Pham To Damien T Chin $285,000, 8950 Raintree Ln, Frankfort 60423-6606, 09-22-415049-0000, Lawrence Fraser To Kenneth C Reed $461,975, 8695 Cullen Dr, Frankfort 60423-8991, 09-14-302-0260000, Anton J Putman Jr To Mary Fitzgerald

$180,000, 8655 Saddlebred Ct, Frankfort 60423-8618, 09-23-301005-1001, Russell S Flowers To Hans D Mosch $246,000, 8642 Saddlebred Ct, Frankfort 60423-8619, 09-23-301023-1000, Alphonse V Garguilo To Lisa $385,000, 8578 Hotchkiss Dr, Frankfort 60423-8984, 09-23-102002-0000, James B Strzechowski To Michael $335,000, 9078 Charrington Dr, Frankfort 60423-9449, 09-22404-018-0000, Dustin M Bonin To Kevin Bergman $380,000, 9095 Holland Harbor Cir, Frankfort 60423-3159, 0922-210-010-0000, Reo Funding Solutions Iv Llc $300,000, 866 Saint Andrews Way, Frankfort 60423-9705, 0925-401-018-0000, George Eaton To Stephen E JOLIET $110,000, 908 Morgan St, Joliet 60436-1518, 07-17-225-029-0000, Ronald L Balma Estate To Raymond $146,000, 909 Davison St, Joliet 60433-9528, 07-24-101-012-0000, Michael R Eckhatt To Michelle Labbe, June 5 $170,000, 908 Prairie Path Ln, Joliet 60436-9737, 06-24-106-0380000, Jason E Goldstein To Karam Eid $100,000, 885 Mulford Ln, Joliet 60431-9358, 06-23-202-0840000, Richard Rohlfing To Nancy Martinez $65,000, 909 Wilcox St, Joliet 60435-4658, 07-04-317-0260000, Lance Craig Hileman To Pedro Medel $141,000, 909 Greenleaf Dr, Joliet 60436-9724, 06-24-102-0080000, Luis E Gonzalez To Heather M Kozik $185,000, 875 Black Rd, Joliet 60435-5941, 07-05-425-013-0000, Robert W Fox To Joel Carter Jr, August 14 $108,000, 910 Alann Dr, Joliet 60435-3823, 07-06-414-0030000, William J Blenck To Isaac W Blenck & Michelle $140,000, 905 Glenwood Ave, Joliet 60435-6013, 07-08-233-0080000, Kenneth F Gill To Lauren E Parton

$164,000, 905 Sudbury Dr, Joliet 60435-3475, 07-06-312-038-0000, Angelina Razo To Sia Thepsomphone $147,500, 910 Meadowsedge Ln, Joliet 60436-9733, 06-24-107-0060000, Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee $130,000, 906 Edgerton Dr, Joliet 60435-0413, 07-06-318-007-0000, Fannie Mae To Nicole Vargas, March 5 $72,000, 906 Farragut Pl, Joliet 60435-6010, 07-08-233-003-0000, Fannie Mae To David A Carlson & Lori B LEMONT $550,000, 9 Woodland Dr, Lemont 60439-9312, 22-33-205-004-0000, Jandora Trust To Matthew David Bucknor $325,000, 881 Kromray Rd, Lemont 60439-6104, 22-28-209-0060000, Stonikas Trust To Christopher Lellos $60,000, 1501 128th St, Lemont 60439-8430, 22-32-213-001-0000, Peter Gintautas Nalis To Vytas Nalis, October $535,500, 614 Woodglen Ct, Lemont 60439-3100, 22-28-113-0140000, Woodglen Development Llc To Robert J $190,000, 321 Front St 2402, Lemont 60439-7241, 22-20-300-0371042, Mp Lemont Llc To Michael J Oremus $1,100,000, 10 Ruffled Feathers Dr, Lemont 60439-7745, 22-34210-005-0000, Anthony Demma To Kenneth LOCKPORT $160,000, 901 W 151st St, Lockport 60441, 04-13-103-056-0000, Us Bank Trust Na Trustee To Amber C Morrison $66,950, 909 Madison St, Lockport 60441-3431, 04-23-405-011-0000, Inheritance Homes Llc To Alex Jump MINOOKA $240,000, 906 Rivers Edge Dr, Minooka 60447-9396, 10-06-406001-0000, Anthony Frank Carollo To Samuel I $266,000, 907 Rivers Edge Dr, Minooka 60447-4604, 10-06-405024-0000, Andrew Vaveris To Brian Rowe

MOKENA $340,000, 9024 Clifton Ave, Mokena 60448-8143, 09-10-403047-0000, Saleem Mohammed To Jadwiga $228,000, 8825 Clifton Way, Mokena 60448-8147, 09-10-412034-0000, Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee $360,000, 8853 Clifton Ave, Mokena 60448-8138, 09-10-403063-0000, Michael R Kelderhouse To Matthew $308,000, 9011 Adare Ave, Mokena 60448-9017, 09-10-403041-0000, Ronald W Vankampen To Stephen NEW LENOX $299,000, 882 Brigantine Dr, New Lenox 60451-9223, 08-24-409008-0000, Scott Lang To Joseph A Kappel $335,000, 871 Eastwind Dr, New Lenox 60451-9273, 08-24-415-0250000, Harold J Thinglum Jr To Mark $222,500, 901 E Illinois Hwy, New Lenox 60451-3653, 08-22-479-0070000, Scott Hermes To John Kuehn, $318,500, 869 Blarney Rd, New Lenox 60451-2942, 08-23-322-0140000, Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee $214,000, 860 Westwind Dr, New Lenox 60451-9248, 08-24-408010-0000, Household Finance Corp Iii $134,000, 905 Meadow Ridge Ln, New Lenox 60451-2446, 0828-301-016-1000, Fannie Mae To Jennifer A $361,000, 860 Spinnaker Dr, New Lenox 60451-9225, 08-24-411007-0000, Fannie Mae To William Veirup $350,000, 901 Bryan Trl, New Lenox 60451-3020, 08-13-201-0070000, First Midwest Bank Trustee PLAINFIELD $113,000, 9 Washington Ct, Plainfield 60544-9309, 03-24-101018-0000, John R Moore To Sara Wentland ROMEOVILLE $95,000, 91 Harmony Ln, Romeoville 60446-4296, 04-07-203-1180000, Hud To Terry Johnson, May 12 Continued on page 51

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3312 CONCORD CT, LOCKPORT - $162,540 Don’t miss this attractive 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath two story home on a Cul -De Sac lot in Heritage Lake Estates. Large kitchen with a breakfast bar. Treyed ceiling master suite with a huge master bath that includes two vanities and a whirlpool tub. Partially finished basement. Large deck overlooking a spacious fenced rear yard. And a 2 car attached garage. Go to hometelosfirst. com and hudhomestore.com for information and education Call Burneva McCullum for help or questions 779-279-4711


LaNIta CATES 630-341-1545

2 bdrm brick bungalow. Features open flr plan. Ceramic floors. Bdrms lower level. Kitchen has new maple cabinets & counter tops. Walk up attic. Franklin woodburner. All appliances. Newer fence. 2 car detached garage. www.CarolBoland.com

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324 S ONEILL ST. JOLIET - $61,000 *** FHA $100 DOWN PROGRAM *** Great Buy In Joliet West’s Reedswood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom Ranch Style Home With A Detached Garage. Bonus Florida Room With Wood Burning Fireplace. Eat In Kitchen Has A Mosaic Tile Backsplash And Enough Room For Your Table. Shed For Extra Storage. HUD Owned Home - Case #137-552250. Sold “As Is” www.illinoishudsite.com | www.hudpemco.com www.oforireo.com | www.hudhomestore.com

RON & DARLENE GERSCH 815-741-5658

Totally rehabbed 3 bedroom ranch on huge lot! Everything brand new! Beautiful gleaming hardwood floors in Living room and Kitchen with new stainless appliances! Stunning modern 1 1/2 baths with ceramic and dual sink vanity! Spacious family room with slider to patio and outside fireplace! 2 1/2 extra deep heated garage with work bench and cabinets and fresh epoxy floor!! Beautiful landscaped yard! Plainfield schools! Low taxes!!! Will be ready in February! Call today! To view interior pictures visit www.VictoriaDillon.com


815-545-2121 1233 TIMBER PL., NEW LENOX This immaculate 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home is ready to move in. Too many upgrades to mention. New kitchen cabinets, appliances and flooring, new bathrooms & more. All rooms prof. painted. Intercom system. Gas start wood burning fireplace. All seasons room is heated. $265,000.

JUST REDUCED 3 BDRM MFG HOME FOR ONLY $18,000 10 Walnut, Minooka (Shady Oaks)

Awesome home built in 2002. Offers open floor plan w/ cathedral ceilings. Gourmet kit with plenty of cabinets. All appliances stay. Mstr bdrm separate from others. 10’x10’x10’ shed with overhead storage. Also available 2 bdrm, 2 bath at 34 Cedar, Minooka (Shady Oaks) for only $12,000.

MIKE BOLAND 815-354-0239

JOANNE MYERS 815-600-3117 402 CORNELIA, JOLIET – $194,000


A must see home! Charming 4 bedroom home with original oak flooring and woodwork, fireplace, stained glass windows and granite counter tops. The dining room has glass French doors and there is a fenced back yard. View interior photos on the MLS. Call Nancy Freeman at 815-530-5633.

Beautiful home with many amenities to enjoy! Great master suite - fabulous master bath Includes double sinks, separate shower & soaker tub! All appliances stay including stainless in the kitchen. Spacious open light and bright family room to enjoy. Shows like new! Make an offer on furniture also! Pool, exercise & tennis @ the clubhouse! Quick sale ok- Call today & move into the NEW YEAR WITH JOY!

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1520 PIONEER RD., UNIT B, CREST HILL - $60,000 *** FHA $100 DOWN PROGRAM *** Great Buy In Crest Hill! 2 Story 2 Bedroom Condominium With 1.1 Baths, Full Basement, And Attached Garage. Hud Owned Home - Case #137327256. Sold “As Is”.

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1320 Coral Bell, Joliet (Rt. 30 - Massachusetts north - Coral Bell left) WILDFLOWER RIDGE - STOP IN TODAY! 3BRS w/ 2 masters, 3 baths, FR w/frpl & cathedral clngs, main flr lndry, 2 car garage, full bsmt & NO ASSOC. FEES! $160’s - See Terry Fenoglio today!

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BEAUTIFUL OFFICE SPACE – BUILDING FOR SALE! Ideal for doctor, dentist, attorney, etc. 2100 square foot w/large center office, 3 private offices, reception area, kitchen/ break area, plenty of parking, great potential! $219,900 – Call Jim Karges today!

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TIMBERLINE SUBDIVISION! Custom built one-owner home constructed by George Johnson! 4BRS, 4 baths, office/den, sunroom & hot tub room (too much to list), huge 2.5 car heated garage, wooded lot, more! $374,900 –Call Jim Karges today!

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NEW LISTING - CATHEDRAL AREA! Lovely 2-story brick & stone home offering 4BRS, 2.5 baths, formal LR/DR, updated eat-in kitchen w/SS appls, FR w/ frpl & sunken wet bar, bsmt rec room w/full bath & 2.5 car attached garage! $169,900 - Call Jim Karges today!

2209 West Acres, Joliet (Glenwood Springfield - West Acres) SPRAWLING BRICK RANCH - 1ST TIME OPEN! Spotless home w/4 BRS, 2 bths, large kitchen w/hdwd flrs, sunroom, main flr lndry, fenced yard w/shed & 2.5 car garage! $154,900 - See Nancy Hibler today!


NEW LISTING - MOVE RIGHT IN! Beautifully updated ranch offering 3BRS, 2.5 baths, superbly updated kitchen w/island & large eating area, full fin bsmt w/rec room & bar, 133x122 lot, attached garage, in-ground pool & hot tub! $209,900 - Call Bob Vergo today!

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SHOWCASE of HOMES PRIVATE YET CLOSE TO TOWN ON ALMOST 4 ACRES IN OTTAWA 2736 E. 1939th Rd… Lindahl Cedar home with stocked pond minutes from town! 3,396 sq ft, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, abundance of windows. 4 bedrooms (fireplace in main floor master), loft, 3 baths, knotty Elder cabinetry, great room with stone fireplace, sun room, plus finished walkout lower level boasts a 3rd stone fireplace! Asking $599,000 Contact Judie McConville at 815-488-7195 for further details & to schedule a private showing of this lovely & unique home. Preview even more photos at www.cbhonig-bell.com


SHOREWOOD - $219,900

2312 Ardaugh Ave…Rt.30 to Gaylord to Ardaugh - Updated home near mall & I-55, Plainfield Schools. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood laminate flooring in kitchen & living room, basement with roughed-in bath, large yard. Asking $169,900 Jim greets you at the open house today or call him at 815-6932970. Preview multiple photos at www.cbhonig-bell.com

809 Woodbrook Ct… Tri-level remodeled in 2010 includes kitchen with maple cabinets & granite counters, windows, roof, more! 4th bedroom & 14x21 family room on lower level, 3 full baths, deck & stamped patio/drive/ sidewalks in large fenced yard. Contact Donna today at 630-936-0984 to see this lovely home. Preview multiple photos at www.cbhonig-bell.com

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304 Brynn Dr… On professionally landscaped lot, hardwood floors thruout, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, granite countertops & stainless appliances in 20x11 kitchen that opens to 16x14 family room with fireplace. Formal living & dining rooms, full basement, patio. Call Lee today at 815-478-3872 plus preview multiple photos at www.lee-hansen.com

325 E. Lafayette St… On over 1 acre with Fox River frontage and close to town! Completely remodeled top to bottom – nothing to do but move in! 3 bedrooms, new concrete drive leads to 2 car garage. Call Judie at 815-488-7195 for a private showing without delay! Preview multiple photos at www.cbhonig-bell.com

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600 Mack St, Joliet 2604 Fairway Dr, Joliet 1510 N William St, Joliet 1355 Acorn Dr, Crest Hill 1535 Cambria Ct, Joliet MLS 08800931…Updated brick home on 45x130 MLS 08636568…On 60x150 lot in Parkview, updated MLS 08799253…Great starter, new windows MLS 08799375…Fannie Mae Homepath townhouse MLS 08800668…Fannie Mae Homepath home lot, hardwood flrs in both bedrooms & hall. $149,000 furnace, air & roof! 1,642 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, $100,000 plus recently updated siding & roof! 3 bedrooms, in Autumn Ridge. Lower fam rm, 3rd bedroom & bath. in Theodore’s Crossing, 4 bedrooms, new carpet Steve Sweedler 815-474-5499 Chris French 630-605-0775 $119,900 Bob LaTour 815-744-1000 X255 $158,999 Karen Robertson 815-482-8734 thruout, $231,000 Karen Robertson 815-482-8734

26315 W. Ravine Woods Dr, Channahon 341 Aster Dr, Minooka 711 Clifford Dr, Minooka 2600 Heritage Lake Dr, Lockport MLS 08509494…Approx 3,100 sq ft, many upgrades, MLS 08809354…In Prairie Ridge, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 MLS 08743286…Fannie Mae Homepath home in MLS 08810278…Plainfield Schools, 3 bedrooms, 2 1st flr 5th bedroom w/bath, bsmt, stamped patio, baths, fam rm fpl & wood laminate flr. Newly fin bsmt, Grand Ridge. Bsmt rec rm, 4th bedroom & full bath, baths, new hardwood flr in kit w/island, & fam rm. Fin $339,900. Candy Salomoun 708-927-1320 $224,900 Jon Higgins 815-351-2348 $209,900 Karen Robertson 815-482-8734 bsmt, $214,900 Cari Potter 815-531-5566

7614 Sugar Maple Dr, Plainfield 2603 San Mateo Dr, Plainfield 13147 Tiger Lily Ln, Plainfield 15163 Dan Patch Dr, Plainfield 7614 Heatherstone Ln, Plainfield MLS 08804349…In the Clublands, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 MLS 08805865…Over 2600 sq ft home in Brookside. MLS 08800669…In Nature’s Crossing, 3 bedrooms, MLS 08762793…In Wallin Woods, updated w/new MLS 08771885…Rehabbed in Clublands. 2,900+ baths, loft, heated 12x12 sun room. $225,000 Sara Fresh paint, new flrs, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, bsmt. 2.5 baths, updated kit counters & stainless appliances, flrs thruout. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, main flr den, loft, sq ft, 4 bedrooms, loft, den, bsmt, $254,900. Ellen Young, Managing Broker 815-685-5090 $279,900 Leticia Tassone 815-545-7713 $275,000 Steve Yap 630-699-7188 fin bsmt, $379,900 Leticia Tassone 815-545-7713 Williams 815-483-5788


25109 Rockwell Ln, Plainfield 2621 Discovery, Plainfield 24865 Winterberry Ln, Plainfield 1800 Roberts St, Wilmington 26336 Pit Run Drive Wilmington MLS 08744158…Oswego schools, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 MLS 08766623…Fannie Mae Homepath home, new MLS 08790391…Stunning 4 bedroom home in MLS 08607243…Remodeled on 120x100 lot in MLS 08585911…Custom brick waterfront home at baths, fam rm fpl, kit has Corian counters & hardwood flooring, 3 bedrooms, liv rm fpl, partly fin bsmt, Heritage Oaks, hardwood flrs, main flr den plus 15x12 Lakewood Shores, 2 bedrooms (23x11 master), junction of 3 rivers, 4,469 sq ft incl fin lower level, flr, $224,900. Ellen Williams 815-483-5788 $149,900. Karen Robertson 815-482-8734 loft. $394,000 Leticia Tassone 815-545-7713 $122,900 Bob LaTour 815-744-1000 X255 $849,900 Bob LaTour 815-744-1000 X255



LOCAL SALES OFFICES Joliet 815-744-1000 Shorewood 815-207-4002 Plainfield 815-609-4360 Plainfield 815-436-2232 Channahon 815-467-3140

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21122 Kenmare Dr, Shorewood MLS 08663720…In River Crossing, 3,255 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, fin bsmt. $389,900 Nancy Leggett, Managing Broker 815-790-4526

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9 N. Prairie Ave, Joliet 2312 Ardaugh Ave, Crest Hill 701 Westshire Dr, Joliet 2914 Boone Ct, Joliet 2516 Richmond St, Joliet MLS 08794665…Off Jefferson - New furnace, siding MLS 08590397…Off Gaylord - Plainfield Schools, 3 MLS 08807783…On corner lot, new carpeting & MLS 08803897…Plainfield schools! 2 bedroom 1.5 MLS 08805999…In Parkview, 3 bedrooms, & roof! 2 bedrooms, liv & din rms, 18x26 fam rm w/ bedrooms, 2 baths, wood laminate flring in kit & liv doors, updated electric, 3 bedrooms, lge liv & fam bath duplex w/wood laminate flr & granite counters in remodeled bath, updates incl siding, furnace/air, fpl, $149,500 Pete Reyes 815-272-0580 rm, bsmt, $169,900. Jim Skorupa 815-693-2970 rooms, $169,900 Jennifer Waldvogel 815-409-9768 kit. $137,900 Shahzana Ripp 815-483-7773 windows, $125,000 Candy Salomoun 708-927-1320


SHOWCASE of HOMES 26213 W. Chatham Dr., Plainfield

Directions: Route 59 To 127Th, West To Heggs, North To Chatham West

Breathtaking Home In Sought After Chatham Square! You’ll fall in love with this stunning home! Step inside the dramatic two story foyer and take in the views of the formal living and dining rooms. Perfect for entertaining, the gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream offering striking cabinetry, granite counter tops, all appliances, center island, breakfast bar and bright eating area with skylights! Spectacular family room has a brick wood burning fireplace and large windows with transoms! There is also a first floor den that can be used as an in-home office. Head upstairs to the luxurious master suite with sitting room, walk-in closet and luxury spa bath with vaulted ceiling, dual sink vanity, whirlpool tub with tile surround and separate shower with tile surround. You’ll also find three additional bedrooms and a spacious loft. These additional rooms offer plenty of space & storage for all of life’s necessities. Heading downstairs, the partially finished basement is drywalled and offers a full bath! Outside, the entertainment sized deck overlooks expansive yard & exceptional water views! Located in an awesome community, this home is one you will not want to miss. It truly has it all! Join us today for your personal tour of this fantastic property during our OPEN HOUSE today from 1:30 to 4:00 or you can set up a viewing any time by contacting Rosemary West with RE/MAX Professionals Select at 815-729-1814. Visit www. rosemarywestteam.com for more information on this home and many other properties.


11629 GLENN CIR., PLAINFIELD • Stunning Home w/ 1st Floor Den & Beautifully Finished Basement!

• Luxurious Master Suite w/ Luxury Master Bath!

• Foyer w/ Soaring Ceilings Opens to Living & Dining Room!

• Finished Basement Boasts Huge Recreation Room!

• Gourmet Kitchen has Striking Cabs, Large Island & All Appliances!

• Entertainment Sized Patio Overlooks Expansive Yard!

• Spacious Family Room is Complimented by Brick Fireplace!

• Hurry! Price Just Slashed!

Stunning Huntington Village home in Shorewood backs to a large pond! 4BR/3BA with a walk-out family room to fenced back yard! Enormous kitchen/vaulted ceilings/ private master suite plus spacious basement! Built in 2006. $230,000. Call/text Mark Meers (815)347-7900. Additional photos: www.MarkMeers1.com


Rosemary West RE/MAX Professionals Select 630-807-9700

Mark Meers Spring Realty 815-347-7900


Nice home with great curb appeal offering 3BRS, 1.1 baths, a formal LR & DR, large kitchen w/ all appliances & tons of storage, full basement, new furnace & central air! 1 car garage spot included with rent, tenants pay all utilities, no pets! Credit & background check, 1st month & security deposit required! $1,400/mo - Call Nancy Hibler at 815-263-5791 for more details!

This beautiful & spacious home has all the sq. footage you will need! Over 4200 sq ft featuring family rm w/fireplace & hardwood floors - large kitchen w/gorgeous granite counters & SS appliances & ceramic tile flooring breakfast room w/SGD leading to backyard. Large columned dining rm leading to study & 1st flr utility rm. 4 Bedrms upstairs w/loft. Master suite w/ sitting area. Zoned HVAC - deep pour basement.




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Nancy Hibler Karges Realty 815-725-1700 815-263-5791

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2nd Shift needed at Our Currency Exchange Location in Bolingbrook, IL. Seeking Full Time Cashiers. Bilingual Preferred. Apply in person - 275 S. Bolingbrook Dr.


Looking for a Clubhouse Director for Romeoville Community subdivision. Association and property management experiences a plus. Full time position. If interested, email your resume to: robyn.braun@associa.us or fax to: 815-886-2660 DATA ENTRY Position Available Temporary. Flexible hours. Email: jk.lorenzoped@sbcglobal.net or fax resume to 815-729-9060 Food Service


We are looking for a positive, up-beat person to work in our senior living community. Qualifications are: High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to read and write English. Two (2) years' experience in institutional or full-service restaurant cooking. Ability to read and prepare recipes provided by Holiday Retirement. Knowledge of and ability to conform to Food Service sanitation practices. Effectively communicate in English with residents and other employees. Must demonstrate high standards of ethics and personal accountability. 40 hour work week with great benefits.

Please send all resumes to 901 Essington Rd., Joliet, IL 60435, Attention: Cindy Or you may fax to 815-744-0459 Attn: Cindy


Chicago South Suburban locomotive mfg/repair facility accepting resumes/applications for EXPERIENCED electricians RAILROAD EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. Electricians need background in wiring install, gear switches, motors and elec. components. Must know outbound diagnostic testing w/pm and trouble shooting. Pay commensurate with experience and education. Competitive benefits including health, vision, dental, 401k, and paid vacation. Must pass pre-employment physical including drug screen and have reliable transportation.

Apply to: Corporate Recruiter Fax: 618-244-1168 hr4locomotives@gmail.com



HOLLAND'S JOLIET TERMINAL IS HIRING! Drivers & Part-time Dockworkers wanted Full time driver benefits include company paid health insurance, Vacation/holiday/sick pay, 5% increase on 1st 2nd and 3rd year and cost of living increase. Driver candidates must have 1 year or 50,000 miles experience in like-kind equipment, hazmat & tanker endorsements, no dui/owi in last 3 years and no major-preventables in the last 3 years.

Find your direction at Holland! Apply today at www.hollandregional.com/careers Dockworkers must be at least 18 years of age. 6:30am to 10:30am and 6:30pm to 10:30pm shifts available.

Recruiter onsite Jan 12 & 13 from 2pm to 6pm 3801 Mound Rd, Joliet, IL 60436 EEO/AAE Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/ Protected Veterans

The City of Joliet is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Utilities Operations Engineer. This position is responsible for daily oversight of Water and Sewer Departments field crews in addition to other duties. Applicants must possess some experience in the design and/or operations of a municipal water and wastewater system. Applicants must possess bachelor's degree with specialization in civil, mechanical, chemical or environmental engineering. The position is subject to emergency call-outs. The ideal candidate must be able to respond to emergencies within 20 minutes. Residency is not required. Salary range $75,788$101,050. Applications are available on the City's website: www.cityofjoliet.info or at the Human Resources Division, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432. Application deadline is January 20, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., or until filled. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER FURNITURE STORE WAREHOUSE DELIVERY - Valid drivers license a must. Furniture experience helpful. Full time. Apply in person: Mikes Furniture, 830 E Cass, Joliet

Hawthorne Landscaping, Inc. needs 15 temp Landscape Laborer $12.72 hr and $19.08 hr OT M-F 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM from 04/01/15 to 11/30/15. No experience required and minimum OTJ training provided. Mow, cut, water, edge lawns: rake and blow leaves; dig holes and trenches; pull, chop weeds, prune and haul topsoil and mulch. Involves bending, stooping, lifting and stretching on a frequent basis. in the Will County area. Mail resumes to 931 Brian Dr. Crest Hill IL 60403 No drop ins please. Possibility of performance based raise. Transportation provided to jobsite from central location. Must be able to lift 25 lbs often.


The City is accepting applications for Maintenance Workers in the Roadways Division for current and future vacancies. This position performs a variety of tasks including trimming trees, constructing, maintaining, and repairing City streets and operating equipment. In order to apply you must have/provide a copy of a valid State of Illinois “CDL” motor vehicle operator's license. Prior experience is preferred. Salary range: $45,832$86,433. Applications are available on the City's website: www.cityofjoliet.info or at the Human Resources Division, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432. Application deadline is January 20, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER


Dedicated Onsite Account Manager

Maverick Transportation, a dynamic leader in the transportation industry, is seeking an Onsite Account Manager for their office in Ottawa, IL This highly visible position is a key link between the customer and Maverick. The role requires a motivated, articulate individual who will interact directly with the customer and their sales team. The successful candidate is also required to effectively manage a group of drivers and dock workers. The candidate should possess the following; Ability to communicate verbally and in written form across all levels. Strong attention to detail, initiative, planning and organizational skills. Basic computer skills and accurate typing skills- (AS400 a plus). Transportation experience, including dispatch and dock management is beneficial. Initiative, stress tolerance and the ability to adapt to changing priorities in a self-managed environment is required. Qualifications: Prefer customer service/operational transportation experience, BSBA, Marketing or Transportation Degree or 2 years' transportation experience. Qualified candidates may apply online at: www.maverickusa.com or email resume to: employment/maverickusa.com


Hiring Now! Midas Auto Service and Tires needs experienced mechanic. 1802 N. Larkin, Joliet 815-725-6500. Apply in person or submit resume to:


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Maverick Transportation, the largest glass carrier in the transportation industry, has several openings for Class A CDL holders at their customer site/facility in Ottawa, IL.

Dedicated Glass Drivers

50 mile radius of Ottawa, IL $.46-$.49 per mile Home weekends (some home time through the week possible) 21 yrs. old, Class A CDL required Students with Class A CDL and no experience welcome

Dock Position

2 Positions Open Shifts will rotate between 1st and 2nd shift. Mon-Fri. 10:30am-6:30pm Starting pay rate is $17.50/hr $500 Paid Orientation & $550 paid securement training Spot trailers in dock doors Load, secure & tarp glass loads on flatbed, step deck & double drop trailers Lifting up to 50lbs & climbing required Active Class A CDL License No experience required, but must have stable work history

To apply, contact Maverick's Recruiting Dept at 800-289-1100 or visit us online at: www.drivemaverick.com Restaurant

Drug/Alcohol Free Environment EOE

HOST / HOSTESS Full Time. Apply in person Tuesdays thru Fridays from 3:30pm-5pm

Al's Steak House

1990 W. Jefferson St Joliet 815-725-2388

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Dental office across from Provena St Joes. Looking for responsible , friendly front desk person. Many daily chores including answering phones, setting up appointments., recall, billing electronically, posting payments and sending statements. Dental office experience preferred. Easy Dental software knowledge a plus. FT position, including evenings. No Saturdays. Fax inquiries/resume to 815-744-1044

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Aperion Care of Wilmington is currently seeking exp'd RNs (Registered Nurses), LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) & Certified Nursing Assistants for our Wilmington skilled nursing facility. Successful candidates must be certified CNAs or licensed RNs/LPNs with Illinois. If you would like to apply for these positions please come in person to our facility located at 555 W. Kahler, Wilmington, IL 60481 or email your resume to: ggershon@aperioncare.com

Open Positions at Center for Disability Services RN, Cila Supervisor, Direct Care Staff, Teacher Aid, Driver and Home Based Service Facilitator Apply at 311 S Reed St, Joliet or email resumes to HR@CDSil.org The Herald-News Classified It works.

Quality Care That's Raising the Standard.

RNs and LPNs Wexford Health, the nation's leading provider of innovative correctional health care services, is actively recruiting RNs and LPNs who want to make a difference. As a team member here, you will work in a unique and challenging setting and will have the resources necessary to advance in the workplace. We will be hosting:

Open Interviews January 20th, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Holiday Inn Chicago - Tinley Park - Conv Ctr 18501 Convention Center Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477 These positions are to work at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, IL. Wexford Health appreciates our team members and we are committed to supporting our employees with training and development programs, comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, generous paid time off and numerous opportunities to positively impact a population that is greatly underserved. If you're ready to grow with an industry leader, join the team that is revolutionizing correctional health care. To learn more about opportunities at Wexford Health, please contact Kelsey Bechtell, Staffing Consultant at 1-800-903-3616 ext 371 or email kbechtell@wexfordhealth.com

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• Sunday, January 11, 2015 • The Herald News / TheHerald-News.com Canister Set - 4pc. Set plus candy dish & spice jars, turquoise glass embossed exterior - $75. 815-723-7260 10am-4pm Sewing Machine 1955 Sears Kenmore Console $100. 815-254-2270 9a-8p



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Murphy is still missing. Please help us find him. He is a cute male neutered cat, six years old, has a crooked ear, honey beige color. Please call if you see him.

Doctor & Park Ranger (will stay home), playful pup, beautiful, loving home awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid.


We Miss Him Terribly!


Vintage The Beatles Ornament Figurines – In Original Box Hallmark Keepsake 30th Anniversary Set 1964-1994, Stage w/ accessories, Mint in Box $125. 815-436-4222


Contact the Better Business Bureau www.chicago.bbb.org - or Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov


Answers to Name Kallie Knows the word treats Scared will run, don't chase, please call 309-824-0107 REWARD


I'll maintain and respect your legacy. Sole Proprietor looking for a Business with profits of $500K or more. Phone:



Female, very friendly, 3 years old, last seen heading on Route 53 in Wilmington about 5:30 on Thursday, Jan 8. REWARD! 815-370-1937


Male, lost in the Ingalls Park area in Joliet. Black and white, has a white check mark above his nose.


Natalie 309-824-0107

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Infant Baby Formula

6 cans of powder Enfamil Premium Formula, 12.5oz. $8 each. 815-436-5171

Sony 56” big screen TV, 2004 projection screen works good ! $100 815-467-4696

KNUDSON AUCTION & APPRAISALS 815-725-6023 “Since 1947”

Technics Compact Disc Player, Stereo Component - features; automatic direct access, program play, automatic & manual editing. $20. 815-436-8689

50 pieces of clip on earrings & necklaces, pierced earrings & bracelets, all for $50; 2 wooden jewelry boxes, $10 each. 815-354-1451

AB Rocket Great condition, blue - $45/obo. 815-342-3158 after 9am

FUR COATS (2) ~ Ebony Long

All Round Table can be used as end table $10 815-436-4222 Bed Queen size, Pauyl Bunyon Cannonball bed, HB, FB SR, very good cond. $50 815-409-7740 Curio Cabinet – Shelf Units Curio: Top w/ glass doors & solid doors on bottom - $40. Shelf Unit: 4' wide shelves - $40 773-315-9677

Hair Beaver and Indigo White Fox Jacket, no reasonable offer refused. 815-436-9366

Call Teresa 815-388-4023

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FREE - Baby Bed & Bedding Regular size, needs to be put together. Call anytime 815-723-2159

HP Color LaserJet printer/scanner/copier 2840 great cond, downsizing must sell, $250/obo 815-263-2717


If a friend or neighbor has a new dog that looks like a Sheltie (similar to a small Collie), please ask about the dog-or call one of the numbers below so that we can check to be sure that the dog is not our lost Kallie. We are hoping that someone has found Kallie and does not know that the owners are so sad about her loss. A large reward is being offered for the return of this family pet. Thank You

Baby Car Seat, Base & Stroller Must Go! Peg-Perego - $60 (just reduced) 815-351-7786

2 Pedestal Sinks for bathrooms - $200 each 815-342-5554 after 3pm The Herald-News Classified It works.

Glass Dining Room Table 3' x 5' w/ 6 beautiful upholstered fabric dining room chairs, excellent condition - Must Sell! $150/OBO 815-272-3494 Hand made Solid Wood End Table w/ Drawer $25. 815-436-4222 Oak Dining Room Table, 4 Chairs & Good Condition $300 (reduced) 815-351-7786

Hockey Skates, Bauer & CCM Size 10 $25/each 815-274-7548 Pool Table, 4 ½ x 8', 3/4” slate top, balls & que, $300 815-722-5650

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Kimball Piano with bench, Excellent condition, asking $450 obo. Phone 815-744-9290


For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans with or without titles.

630-817-3577 or 219-697-3833

2nd Floor 2 Bedroom Near Univ. of St. Francis $850 + Security Deposit Available Now 815-919-0492

Essington Rd, Newly décor 2BR 1.5 bath, new lighting, blinds, ceil fans, 2 A/C's, mirrored closets. Free carport. 815-744-5141

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Pet Carrier, sm/med $15 815-436-4222 after 3pm.

Foosball Table by Sportcraft, Good Condition $50. 815-274-7548 BREAKING NEWS available 24/7 at TheHerald-News.com

Channahon/Minooka Schools

3BR Ranch, 2.5 bath, fireplace, 2.5 car gar, fin bsmt. $1700/mo. No pets. 815-467-6197 Joliet – West, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, C/A, firelplace, garage, appliances, $1150/mo. + dep. 815-365-2569

Joliet, Newly Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement. $895/mo + sec. 815-272-4383

JOLIET 1 & 2BR, $750 - $850

Jolietrentalunits.com , Big + deposit, heat & water incl, avail Clean,Furnished, wood flrs, fridge, now. Proof of income required. microwave, laundry, elevator, On 815-320-6062 ~ 815-557-2290 bus line. $105/wk. $455/mo 815-726-2000

Joliet 2BR in Cathedral Area

$800/mo + dep of $1000. Tenant pay own utilities, very nice unit with Off St. parking. 815-722-4001 Joliet East: 2 Bedroom, appliances W/D hook-up, off street parking Plainfield Full House Privileges $680/mo.+deposit, All utilities incl, available 630-697-2235


immediately. 815-254-0193

Studio/1BR, utilities included. Elevator, Laundry, Guest Library, Near Bus & Downtown. $115-$160/wk. $499-$694/mo. 815-726-2000


1 or 2BA, appl, A/C, new flooring. Laundry, garage, $1075-$1195. 815-478-4316

Twin Oaks West Updated Lrg 2BR w/balcony, open floor plan, appl, D/W, ceil fans, frplc, free carport, Joliet, Woodruff Rd. South, 2 bed, electric entry. 815-744-5141 1 bath, tons of potential, full bsmt, Twin Oaks, Immaculate 1BR lease program, call for details 1st floor, appl, D/W, blt in micro, 855-671-5658 A/C, blinds new carpet, free heat. No pets. 815-744-1155

Radial Arm Saw Dewalt 9” 1950's model, Very good condition - $200. 815-725-6951 leave message

Asking $300 Call 10:00 am -4:00 pm 815-723-7260

Income Restricted Apts

Call for Appt! 815-722-7556

Area Rug, 67” x 100”, 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Medium blue background with 126K w/ police package, brown w/ burgundy/beige roses & scroll charcoal int. runs & drives nice, work, $50. 815-467-6964 8-7p clean car $3250. 815-274-8700 Dishes – Blue & white floral dinnerware – service for 5 plus serving pieces & racks $70. 815-723-7260 10a-4p 2008 Equinox Hub Center Caps (4) Mikasa Dinnerware $75. 815-545-1406 “California Casuals” - 12 piece setting plus extras, oven proof, Auto Shop Repair Manuals Great Color & Design - $150 General Motors, Chilton, Motors, 773-315-1700 Mitchel Repair Manuals 1970-2000 - $5. Toasting Flutes 815-478-3633 after 4pm Macy's Wedding, New in Box, Online Exclusive $15. 815-436-4222

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Accepting Applications Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BR's *Spacious Floor Plans *24-Hr Emergency Maint *Lndry Facilities in Ea Bldg *Minutes from Metra, Pace, Schools, Downtown Joliet

Twin Headboard/Bookcase

$30. 815-426-4222 WOOL RUGS Wool Area Rugs – Oval 7' x 5', Matching Rectangle 4'x 2.5' Beige Color w/ Flower Border Great Condition - $200 for both 815-436-5171

Evergreen Terrace Apartments

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PUBLIC NOTICE Joliet West Side 2BR Condo Nice secure building. For appt call. 708-609-1010


By Virtue of a certain judgment order filed and entered on August 11, 2014 in the Circuit Court of the JOLIET PARKVIEW ESTATES 2BR Duplexes starting at $850 Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will Counper/mo and Single Family Homes ty, Illinois, in favor of Harrier EnerCall for move in Specials! gy, LLC, Plaintiff, and against Lati815-740-3313 go Capital Partners, LLC, Kawamura Capital Partners, LLC, Brian Kawamura and Raymond Bastin, ALL AREA HOMES FOR RENT Defendants,th I shall at 10:00 a.m. 3-5BR's, $1000 - $2800/month on the 26 of January, 2015, in the First Floor Lobby of the Will or purchase for $500 down. County Courthouse, 14 West Jeffer600 credit score needed. son Street, in the City of Joliet, Rick, 630-788-6590 or email 60432 in the County of Will, in the getahome2day@cs.com


The Herald News / TheHerald-News.com • Sunday, January 11, 2015 • State of Illinois, offer for sale at public vendue, to the highest bidder, for cash, all the right, title and interest of said Defendant, Brian Kawamura, in and to the following described tract or lot or parcels of land, to wit: Lot 707 in White Eagle Club Unit 19, being a Subdivision in Part of the North ½ of Section 4, Township 37 North, Range 9 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat Thereof Recorded September 14, 1995 as Document No. R95-68580, in Will County, Illinois. Commonly known as 3407 Scottsdale Circle, Naperville, IL 60564. P.I.N. 07-01-04-257-009-0000 Terms of Sale: Ten percent is required down the day of sale in cash or certified check. The balance is due the following day in cash or certified check. Teller, Levit & Silvertrust, P.C. 19 South LaSalle Street, Suite 701 Chicago, Illinois 60603 (312) 922-3030

TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 21, 1993 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 1993-1, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS and UNKNOWN OWNERS, that Plaintiff BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY has filed its Complaint for Condemnation in the Circuit Court for the 12th Judicial Circuit, Joliet, Will County, Illinois, for condemnation pursuant to the eminent domain laws of the State of Illinois, of the lands and premises in the Complaint situated in Will County, Illinois, to wit: THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, LYING SOUTH OF THE RIGHTS OF WAY OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY AND OF THE CHICAGO AND ALTON RAILROAD COMPANY, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 33 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SAID PARCEL CONTAINING 0.326 ACRES, MORE OR LESS PART OF PIN 03-17-18-400003-0000

Summons was duly issued out of said court against you as provid(Published in the Herald-News De- ed by law and such case is now cember 28, 2014, January 4, 11, pending. 2015. HN1533) The aforesaid Complaint for Condemnation is for the ascertainment of just compensation to be paid to the owner or owners for the fee simple title to the above-described property sought to be acquired for the purposes of the LPCWest project in Will County, Illinois. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the above-named defendants, file your appearance in this cause, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the 12th Judicial Circuit, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, on or before February 6, 2015, default may be entered against you at any time after that PUBLIC NOTICE day, or the case may be tried at any time after said date, and judgPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Pe- ment entered in accordance with tition was filed in the Circuit Court the prayer of said complaint. of Will County, Illinois, for the PAMELA J. McGUIRE adoption of a child named TERESA Clerk of the 12th FRANCES GUTTKE. Judicial Circuit Court Now, therefore unless you TEREJoliet, Will County, Illinois SA FRANCES GUTTKE, a Minor, and KERY MATAIJA, Mother and (Published in the Herald-News De“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN” file cember 28, 2014, January 4, 11, your appearance therein, in the 2015. HN1536) said Circuit Court of Will County, Joliet, Illinois on or before the 10th day of February, 2015, a default may be entered against you at any PUBLIC NOTICE time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE prayer of said Petition. (Published in the Herald-News January 11, 18, 25, 2015. HN1577)

Case No. 14 L 607


By Virtue of a certain judgment order filed and entered on August 11, 2014 in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois, in favor of Harrier Energy, LLC, Plaintiff, and against Latigo Capital Partners, LLC, Kawamura Capital Partners, LLC, Brian Kawamura and Raymond Bastin, Defendants, I shall at 10:00 a.m. on the 26th of January, 2015, in the First Floor Lobby of the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, in the City of Joliet, 60432 in the County of Will, in the State of Illinois, offer for sale at public vendue, to the highest bidder, for cash, all the right, title and interest of said Defendant, Brian Kawamura, in and to the following described tract or lot or parcels of land, to wit:

The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, in this cause, JOHN WILLIAM JOHNSON, AS

Lot 707 in White Eagle Club Unit 19, being a Subdivision in Part of the North ½ of Section 4, Township 37 North, Range 9 East of the Third


Principal Meridian, according to the Plat Thereof Recorded September 14, 1995 as Document No. R95-68580, in Will County, Illinois. Commonly known as 3407 Scottsdale Circle, Naperville, IL 60564. 4. P.I.N. 07-01-04-257-009-0000 Terms of Sale: Ten percent is required down the day of sale in cash or certified check. The balance is due the following day in cash or certified check.


Teller, Levit & Silvertrust, P.C. 19 South LaSalle Street, Suite 701 Chicago, Illinois 60603 (312) 922-3030 (Published in the Herald-News December 28, 2014, January 4, 11, 6. 2015. HN1533)


Maureen A. Maffei COMAN & ANDERSON, PC 650 Warrenville Road, Suite 500 Lisle, Illinois 60532 (630) 428-2660 Claims against the Estate may be filed on or before July 9, 2015. Claims against the Estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Will County, 14 W. Jefferson, Joliet, Illinois 60432) or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it had been filed. The Estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (735 ILCS 5/284). Signature of Counsel: /s/ Maureen A. Maffei

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF Aaliyah Nichole Sanchez TO Prepared By: Maureen A. Maffei Aaliyah Nichole Mendoza (ARDC No. 06274541) Coman & Anderson, P.C. CASE NO: 14 MR 3003 650 Warrenville Road, Suite 500 Lisle, Illinois 60532 NOTICE PH: (630) 428-2660 / Notice is hereby given that the FX: (630) 428-2549 undersigned on behalf of herself mmaffei@comananderson.com

and Rosemarie Mendoza, Marcos Mendoza-Perez, shall appear in the (Published in the Herald-News Will County Court Annex Building, January 11, 18, 25, 2015 57 N. Ottawa, Joliet, Illinois, #1570) 60432 courtroom A236 at 9 a.m. on the 28 day of January, 2015 before the judge assigned to hear PUBLIC NOTICE said matter, and then there present a petition requesting the names of ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Aaliyah N. Sanchez be changed to Aaliyah N. Mendoza. Gymnasium Floor Replacement. River Valley Justice Center. /s/ Rosemarie Mendoza 3200 West McDonough Street. Joliet, Illinois. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT The Will County Public Building COURT OF WILL COUNTY Commission will receive sealed bids for Gymnasium Floor Replace(Published in the Herald-News De- ment, River Valley Justice Center, cember 28, 2014, January 4, 11, 3200 West McDonough Street, 2015. HN1535) Joliet, Illinois.


Bid documents will be available to Qualified Bidders only, and may be obtained at the offices of the Will County Public Building Commission, 57 North Ottawa Street, Suite 512, Joliet, Illinois.

Bid Documents include the Instructions to Bidders, the Bid Form, all IN RE THE ESTATE OF GEORGE other bidding and Contract forms BERANEK, Deceased and proposed Contract Documents, including all Addenda issued prior Residence at time of death: to receipt of bids. 14031 Shoshoni Drive Homer Glen, Illinois 60491 Sealed Bids for Gymnasium Floor

Replacement, River Valley Justice Case No. 14 P 0791 Center, will be received at the offices of the Will County Public PUBLICATION NOTICE Building Commission until 1:30 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION P.M. local time, Tuesday, February 3, 2015. TO: CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS (ONLY) Immediately after closing time for 1. Notice is hereby given of the receiving bids they will be publicly death of GEORGE BERANEK opened. who died on September 10, 2014, a resident of Homer No bidder may withdraw his bid Glen, Illinois. within 60 days after the actual date 2. The Representative for the Es- of the opening thereof. tate is CAROL L. BERANEK (also known as Carol L. The Owner reserves the right to reSwon). ject any or all bids or any part 3. The Attorney for the Estate is: thereof, to waive any informalities

Will County Clerk in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed most favorable to the Late Night Auto & Truck Repair (Published in the Herald-News interest of the Owner after all bids have been examined and evaluat- Located at 25215 W Bridge St, January 11, 18, 25, 2015. Channahon, IL 60410 was regis- HN1571) ed. tered; that the true or real name or The Herald-News Classified names of the person or persons Jim Ellis It works. owning the business, with their reMaintenance Supervisor spective post office address(es), Will County Public Building Commission Is/are as follows: Need customers? Brian J Roulo (Published in the Herald-News Jan- 25215 W Bridge St uary 11, 14, 21, 2015. HN1578) Channahon, IL 60410 We've got them. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 5th day of January, 2015.


Nancy Schultz Voots

Certificate #29655 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on January 5, 2015 wherein the business firm of

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